Development Officer | Major Gifts

The Development Officer, Major Gifts is a full-time, exempt member of the Advancement Department. As part of the Advancement team, the position implements and provides support for various efforts as they pertain to fundraising. MORE>

Development Officer | Major Gifts

Development Officer | Major Gifts

The Akron Art Museum is first and foremost a museum whose mission is to enrich lives through modern and contemporary art. The Development Officer, Major Gifts is a full-time, exempt member of the Advancement Department. As part of the Advancement team, the position implements and provides support for various efforts as they pertain to fundraising. The Development Officer, Major Gifts primary responsibilities are to generate new and increased revenue across all fundraising activities including but not limited to; Individual Giving - endowment, sponsorships, capital, legacy, annual appeal and support of development efforts for membership and fundraising events. Responsibilities may also include Institutional Giving – grants (public and private), underwriting, capital, endowment, general operating and event sponsorship. The position reports to the Director of Advancement and supports departmental strategy and tactics to attain financial goals set by the Museum Executive Director and the Board of Trustees.

KEY DUTIES include responsibility for

  • Responsible for identifying, cultivating and soliciting gifts of $50,000 and higher from community of individual and institutional donor prospects securing support for a set of museum-wide priorities including; endowment, capital, exhibition, annual, legacy, event fundraising and more
  • Manage relationships of 100 or more prospective donors and will be expected to qualify and report to Executive Director, Director of Advancement and others regarding gift opportunities from individuals and institutions alike
  • Builds productive relationships with individuals and institutions leading them through fundraising moves management resulting in new and increased gifts
  • Participates in all aspects of the gift cycle; initiate contacts with potential major gift donors, develop appropriate cultivation, writes proposals (grants), solicitation and stewardship efforts, making the ask and securing the gift
  • Provide monthly and/or quarterly funding reports as requested by Executive Director, Director of Advancement or Chief Financial Officer for Finance Committee, Advancement Committee, Endowment Steering Committee and/or Board meetings.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate field required.
  • Minimum of 4-years successful development experience required. Experience in the arts and culture industry with increasing areas of responsibility preferred
  • Interest in all aspects of arts and cultural institutions and a dedication to promoting the museums fundraising priorities through developing excellent relationships with museum staff, board of directors and committee’s
  • Must have excellent interpersonal skills and a demonstrated record of completing assignments on time
  • Must be willing to work nights and weekends regularly
  • Willing to travel regionally, limited travel beyond Northeast Ohio

To apply, please send cover letter and resume to: Human Resources, The Akron Art Museum, One South High Street, Akron, OH 44308 or HR@akronartmuseum.org.

Development Officer | Grants

The full-time Development Officer, Grants position oversees, implements and provides support for various efforts pertaining to institutional fundraising. These activities include (but are not limited to) grant writing, grant calendar management, donor/prospect research, and more generating operational and programming revenue. MORE>

Development Officer | Grants

Development Officer | Grants

The Akron Art Museum is first and foremost a museum whose mission is to enrich lives through modern and contemporary art. The full-time Development Officer, Grants position oversees, implements and provides support for various efforts pertaining to institutional fundraising. These activities include (but are not limited to) grant writing, grant calendar management, donor/prospect research, and more generating operational and programming revenue. Position reports directly to Director of Advancement and works collaboratively implementing museum development strategy and tactics attaining financial goals set by Museum Executive Director and Board of Trustees.

KEY DUTIES include responsibility for

  • Develop and submit grants to government agencies, private and corporate foundations
  • Manage Grants Calendar
  • Uses financial reporting
  • Research institutional donor prospects
  • Develop proposals, reports, budgets required with institutional grant requests and as needed by Executive Director, CFO, Board of Trustees and Director of Advancement

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Bachelor’s degree in appropriate field and a minimum of 4-year’s professional experience in Grant Writing, Communications, English, Public Relations or related field. Focus on arts and culture preferred.

To apply, please send cover letter and resume to: Human Resources, The Akron Art Museum, One South High Street, Akron, OH 44308 or HR@akronartmuseum.org.

Security Shift Supervisor (Part-Time)

The Akron Art Museum seeks a reliable, punctual, trustworthy and courteous individual to fulfill the role of Security Shift Supervisor. This position is responsible for the safety of works of art in the galleries and in storage, and the safety of all visitors and employees in the building. MORE>

Security Shift Supervisor (Part-Time)

SECURITY SHIFT SUPERVISOR (PART-TIME) AKRON ART MUSEUM

ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS

A. Reports to Security Manager.
B. In the absence of the Security Manager, reports to the Operations Manager or the Chief of Staff.

SUMMARY

Under the direction of the Security Manager, is responsible for the safety of works of art in the galleries and in storage, and the safety of all visitors and employees in the building. All Security Guards report to the Security Shift Supervisor when the Security Manager is not on site. This part-time position is classified as non-exempt.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Provide a safe and secure environment for our employees, patrons, visitors, and contractors.
2. Provide effective protection for the museum’s artwork and assets from damage and loss.
3. Provide active enforcement of the museum’s rules and regulations.
4. Provide informative security awareness education to our employees, patrons, visitors, and contractors.
5. Open and/or close the building each day, following procedure and checking for any unusual activity. Set all necessary building alarms at closing, using assigned codes.
6. Open and/or close the museum to the public Tuesday – Sunday, preparing the galleries, moneybags, etc. and ensuring all necessary staff are on site.
7. Create the daily post assignments and break schedule and supervise the Security Guards throughout the day.
8. Operating the SiriusXM Radio as directed by standard or event protocol.
9. Deliver the incoming mail each day. Facilitate all other museum deliveries and invoices.
10. Keep the security department stocked with office supplies, medical supplies, and put in order requests for additional security needs.
11. Manage the DSX security system, programming alarms as needed. Assure security of restricted areas by providing escort of vendors and contractors through such areas and monitoring badge access and use. Keep track of keys, badges, and property passes.
12. Obtain and review camera footage when necessary to investigate situations.
13. Be on call and on site for the entirety of assigned shift, unless relieved by another Security Shift Supervisor or the Security Manager.
14. Supervise special events and rentals when needed. Assure adequate staffing and obtain payroll information for the Akron Police Department. Work with the Events Manager on duty and respond to requests as needed. Control the movement of vendors through building.
15. Be the liaison between Security Guards and administration, and relay any relevant issues brought up by Security Guards to the Security Manager.
16. Respond to all calls from Security Guards and Museum Staff when on duty. Be ready and able to resolve conflicts professionally and responsibly, and file incident reports properly as soon as an issue occurs.
17. Communicate, both orally and in writing, with Security Manager, Chief of Staff, or relevant department head to address any issues or incidents that may occur.
18. Monitor for safety concerns throughout the building and communicate with Building Services to resolve issues as needed.
19. Be ready and able to act in an emergency situation according to Akron Art Museum protocol. Facilitate the evacuation of all employees and visitors in the building if necessary.
20. Attend meetings and training sessions as assigned.
21. Perform additional duties as assigned by the Security Manager.

EDUCATION

High School graduate or GED required. Additional training or coursework in security, management, first aid/EMT training, or other relevant education.


EXPERIENCE

Knowledge of safety/security practices and procedures and Akron Art Museum emergency protocol. Prior experience in safety or security preferred. Experience in management or other  relevant leadership role preferred.


PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS

Reliable, punctual, and trustworthy, able to deal with the public in a friendly, courteous, and tactful manner. Flexible, able to adapt to a change in schedule and deal with unexpected situations as  they arise. Responsible, self-sufficient, able to take initiative. Strong leader, positive attitude, able to keep up morale and look out for the well-being of others. Able to work cooperatively with co-workers.


SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Possess demonstrated ability to remain calm and task-focused in emergencies, and to respond appropriately to any emergency or unusual occurrence. Proven ability to communicate well and establish rapport with a diverse population. Strong leadership skills. Able to follow first aid protocol and provide assistance to sick or injured guests or employees. Physically fit, able to lift up to 50 pounds.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS

Standing for extended periods, walking on concrete floors, working outdoor events variable weather conditions, patrolling outdoors in all seasons and weather. Communicating with others verbally and writing reports when necessary. Lifting up to 50 pounds. Stressful situations due to occasional conflicts with members of the public.

This list is meant to be illustrative of the usual types of activities and working conditions for this position, and is not intended to be all-inclusive.
 

Send cover letter, resume, and references to

Human Resources
Akron Art Museum
1 S. High St.
Akron OH 44308

or by email to HR@akronartmuseum.org

The Akron Art Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Security Guard (Part-Time)

The Akron Art Museum, Akron, Ohio, has part-time (up to 24 hours per week) openings for Security Guards. Must be able to work at least three days a week, including Thursdays and weekends. Some night shifts available.The ideal candidate will possess at least a high school diploma or GED and additional coursework and/or training in security, first aid/EMT, or relevant experience. MORE>

Security Guard (Part-Time)

Security Guard (Part-Time)
The Akron Art Museum has part-time (up to 24 hours per week) opening for Security Guards. The ideal candidate will possess at least a high school diploma or GED and additional coursework and/or training in security, first aid/EMT, or relevant experience and an interest in and/or knowledge of art. Must be available to work weekends and some evenings, and have reliable transportation, clean driving record and clean criminal background check. Non-smokers preferred.

Must be able to work at least three days a week, including Thursdays and weekends. Some night shifts available.

Applications may be picked up at the front desk from 11am – 5pm, Tues. – Sun., or send resume, cover letter, and three professional references to: HR@AkronArtMuseum.org, or by post to: Human Resources, One South High., Akron OH 44308-1801. The Akron Art Museum is an equal opportunity employer.

JOB DESCRIPTION

SECURITY GUARD (PART-TIME)

ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS
A. Reports to Security Manager

SUMMARY
Under the direction of the Security Manager, is responsible for the safety of works of art in the galleries, and the safety of all visitors and employees in the building. This part-time position is classified as non-exempt.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Provide a safe and secure environment for our employees, patrons, visitors, and contractors.
2. Provide effective protection for the museum’s artwork and assets from damage and loss.
3. Provide timely response and assistance to our customers’ needs. Ensure a positive visitor experience for patrons. Field visitor questions.
4. Provide active enforcement of the museum’s rules and regulations.
5. Provide informative security awareness education to our employees, patrons, visitors, and contractors.
6. Perform guard duties as assigned by the Security Manager, reporting to work when scheduled, on time, and remaining at assigned post until properly relieved.
7. Open and close the galleries, and continually check for damaged or missing objects. Report any changes in condition to the Security Manager.
8. Reports to the Security Manager, or in his absence a Security Shift Supervisor, both orally and in writing all accidents, vandalism, suspicious activity, unusual occurrences, and any violation of the Museum’s policies, or procedures. All reports shall be made as soon as possible after the event has occurred.
9. Helps with Museum activities and special events when needed.
10. Participates in required training and the Museum’s risk reduction program.
11. Performs other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION
High School graduate or GED required. Additional training or coursework in security, first aid/EMT training, or other relevant education preferred, but not required. Interest in art preferred, but not required.

EXPERIENCE
Knowledge of safety/security practices and procedures, as well as prior experience in safety or security field preferred, but not required.

PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
Reliable, punctual, and trustworthy, able to deal with the public in a friendly, courteous, and tactful manner. Flexible, able to adapt to a change in schedule and deal with unexpected situations as they arise. Professional appearance with good personal hygiene. Able to work cooperatively with co-workers.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Possess demonstrated ability to remain calm and task-focused in emergencies, and to respond appropriately to any emergency or unusual occurrence. Proven ability to communicate well and establish rapport with a diverse population. Able to follow given first aid protocol and provide assistance to sick or injured guests or employees. Physically fit, able to lift up to 50 pounds.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS
Standing for extended periods of time, walking on concrete floors, working outdoor events in variable weather conditions, patrolling outdoors in all seasons and weather. Communicating with others verbally and writing reports when necessary. Lifting up to 50 pounds.

This list is meant to be illustrative of the usual types of activities and working conditions for this position, and is not intended to be all-inclusive.

Send cover letter, resume, and references to

Human Resources, Akron Art Museum, 1 S. High St., Akron OH 44308

or by email to HR@akronartmuseum.org

Part Time Building Services Assistant

Part time position available for personable, physically fit individual to perform tasks to assure that the physical appearance of the museum is at its best at all times. MORE>

Part Time Building Services Assistant

BUILDING SERVICES ASSISTANT (PT) AKRON ART MUSEUM


ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS

A. Reports to the Facilities Manager.
B. In the absence of the Facilities Manager will report to the Chief of Staff.


SUMMARY

Under the direction of the Facilities Manager and Chief of Staff, performs tasks to assure that the physical appearance of the Museum is at its best at all times and that property and equipment is in good repair. Contributes to the smooth running of the Museum. Provides addition support during scheduled events including: art openings, fundraisers, concerts, weddings, and Education Programming. This position is classified as non-exempt.


DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Performs all housekeeping tasks as scheduled, including:

  • cleaning of restrooms and work areas,
  • mopping floors,
  • vacuuming carpets,
  • dusting,
  • collecting trash,
  • washing walls and windows,
  • picking up trash on Museum's outside property,
  • watering landscaped areas,
  • sweeping or hosing down sidewalks and shoveling snow,
  • salting sculpture garden terrace areas and parking lots,
  • any other job assigned.

2. Assists with other building maintenance tasks as scheduled or requested, including:

  • receiving and forwarding deliveries,
  • floor stripping and waxing, buffing,
  • cleaning up landscaping in spring and fall,
  • moving office furniture,
  • setting up for special events,
  • cleaning up after special events,
  • any other job assigned.

3. To the extent training and abilities allow, assist in the accomplishment of special maintenance projects involving:

  • building and equipment repair,
  • painting,
  • landscaping,
  • any other maintenance function.

4. In absence of supervisor, responds to general staff requests for assistance with small cleaning, maintenance, or lifting jobs; for example, replacing of light bulbs, cleaning up spills, lifting boxes of publications, etc.

5. Performs other duties as may be prescribed by Events Manager and Security Manager


EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

High School graduate or G.E.D. Prior experience in janitorial, landscaping, or building maintenance preferred but not required.

SKILLS AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS

Reliable, punctual, and trustworthy, able to act reasonably in emergencies, perform tasks as instructed, cooperate well with co-workers, and present a clean and neat appearance. Must have a clean criminal background report, no drug usage. Must be able to lift 50 pounds. Nonsmoker preferred.


WORKING CONDITIONS AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES REQUIRED TO PERFORM ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Standing, walking, squatting, bending, stooping, lifting heavy items of up to 50 pounds.

Climbing ladders, using a lift to access high areas, walking up and down stairs, using both arms
in repetitive motion to sweep, shovel, or clean surfaces.

Manual dexterity – grasping, fingering, twisting, gripping, use of both hands in coordinated manner to use hand and power tools and equipment.

Hearing/Speaking – must be able to hear normal speech, and to communicate with others.
High noise level at times due to operation of machines and vehicles. Communicate using
two-way radio.

Vision – must be able to see areas to be cleaned, and read written instructions. Must be able to tolerate  working in bright daylight and at night.

Work environment - may be noisy, dusty, hot, cold, wet, or unsanitary.

This list is meant to be illustrative of the usual types of activities and working conditions for this position, and is not intended to be all-inclusive.

Send cover letter, resume, and references to

Human Resources, Akron Art Museum, 1 S. High St., Akron OH 44308

or by email to HR@akronartmuseum.org

The Akron Art Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
 

Part Time Member and Visitor Services Associate

Part time position available for an upbeat individual to promote the museum and present a professional, service-oriented image to the public. Applicants must be at least 21 years of age in order to fulfill all job duties which may include serving alcohol at the Café and other museum events. MORE>

Part Time Member and Visitor Services Associate

ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS
Reports to the Visitor Services and Shop Manager or Café Supervisor as appropriate.

SUMMARY

Works as part of a professional, service-oriented team of Member and Visitor Services Associates promoting the museum, supporting cultural experiences and generating revenue at the Café, Shop and Visitor Services Desk. This position is part-time hourly, non-exempt.

GENERAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Possess the high-level skills necessary to provide outstanding customer service, sell museum memberships and build long-term customer relationships.
  2. Develop a thorough knowledge of museum operations and keep current with museum activities through resources such as the museum’s website, social media sites, weekly e-blast, Outlook calendar and publications.
  3. Conduct day-to-day activities such as processing transactions through the point-of-sale system, cash handling, performing opening and closing duties and maintaining cleanliness and neatness of workspace.
  4. Cross-train as needed in the daily activities of the Visitor Services Desk, Café and Shop.
  5. Be available to regularly work up to 24 hours weekly including Thursdays and weekends with the flexibility to work on / around several holidays annually. The museum is open, for example, on Easter, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and on the days surrounding holidays such as Thanksgiving, Independence Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day and Christmas. Additional hours are required during First Night, Akron’s Community New Year’s Eve Celebration, exhibition openings, museum fundraisers, special events outside of the museum’s regular hours, in order to attend some meetings and during other Member and Visitor Services Associates’ absences.
  6. Perform additional duties as assigned by the Member and Visitor Services Coordinator, Café Manager or Shop Manager / Buyer as appropriate.

VISITOR SERVICE DESK DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Answer the museum’s main telephone line, dispense general information or transfer calls to appropriate staff members.
  2. Maintain attendance count.

CAFÉ DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILTIES

  1. Prepare and serve coffee, tea and wraps. Serve food items such as pastries, soups and boxed lunches, as well as bottled beverages, beer and wine.
  2. Maintain health code standards for food service and uphold museum safety standards.

SHOP DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Generate sales.
  2. Assist Shop Manager / Buyer with processing and shipping orders placed from outside the Shop, checking in merchandise, restocking merchandise, resetting displays and conducting annual physical inventory.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND SKILLS

High School Diploma required. Food service, reception or retail experience required. ServSafe Certification a plus. Applicants must be at least 21 years of age in order to fulfill all job duties which may include serving alcohol at the Café and other museum events.

SKILLS AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS

Proven interpersonal and customer service skills; outgoing, friendly personality; strong written and verbal skills; mature judgment; flexibility and willingness to adapt to changing needs of organization. Possess a neat appearance and good personal hygiene. Appreciation of art preferred.

WORKING ENVIRONMENT

Work areas are primarily indoors, in a climate-controlled environment with moderate background noise. Work is subject to many interruptions and pressure due to simultaneous orders.

PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES REQUIRED TO PERFORM ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Sitting / Standing / Walking – Approximately 95% of time in the Café or Shop work areas is spent standing or moving around. Approximately 95% of the time in the Visitor Services Desk area is spent sitting.
  • Speaking / Hearing – Clear diction and acute hearing are necessary for effective communication with co-workers, customers and outside agencies, by telephone and in person.
  • Vision – Corrected vision close to 20/20 is necessary to effectively use the cash register and interpret written information.
  • Climbing / Balancing – The ability to climb and balance on a step ladder is necessary for stocking food, beverages, and supplies.
  • Stooping / Kneeling – The ability to stoop and kneel is necessary for accessing files, and stocking food, beverages and supplies.
  • Reaching / Handling – Good manual dexterity is necessary for cash register use and for retrieving and working with appropriate paperwork, equipment, and supplies.

This list is meant to be illustrative of the usual types of activities and working conditions for this position, and is not intended to be all-inclusive.

Please send cover letter and resume to:
Human Resources
The Akron Art Museum
One South High Street
Akron, OH 44308
HR@akronartmuseum.org

  
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