Development Officer

The Development Officer 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. he Development Officers primary responsibilities are to generate new and increased revenue across all fundraising activities including but not limited to; endowment, sponsorships, capital, legacy, annual appeal and support of development efforts for membership and fundraising events. MORE>

Development Officer

ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS
Reports to: Director of Advancement

SUMMARY
The Development Officer 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 Officers primary responsibilities are to generate new and increased revenue across all fundraising activities including but not limited to; endowment, sponsorships, capital, legacy, annual appeal and support of development efforts for membership and fundraising events. Tactics employed include; donor identification, cultivation and stewardship, solicitation, management of donor/prospect research, development operations including moves management and reporting plus supporting the planning and staffing of fundraising events. 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.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Responsible for identifying, cultivating and soliciting gifts of significance from community of individual and institutional donor prospects securing support for a set of museum-wide priorities including; endowment, capital, sponsorship, 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
  • Conducts new donor identification and prospect research and reporting
  • Monitors all prospect contacts working with Advancement Department and others to ensure positive and purposeful prospect and donor relations
  • Participates in all aspects of the gift cycle; initiate contacts with potential donors, develop appropriate cultivation, writes proposals, solicitation and stewardship efforts, making the ask and securing the gift
  • Provides staff assistance in the preparation of development proposals including grants and reports for senior management as needed
  • Works collaboratively with Executive Director and the Director of Advancement scheduling for all solicitations and other fundraising activities of the department as needed
  • Familiarity with Institutional Giving tactics including but not limited to; grant writing, RFP and proposal writing, and corporate relations development
  • Work with the Director of Advancement in establishing the annual operating budget and income forecast for operations, capital and endowment campaigns
  • Provide monthly and/or quarterly funding reports as requested by Executive Director, Director of Advancement or Chief Financial Officer for Finance Committee, Advancement Committee, Steering Committee and/or Board meetings.
  • Serve as a liaison with the region’s individual and business community and creatively use events and speaking engagements to increase their awareness of the museum.
  • Must be highly energetic professional with a track record of building donor relationships and generating new revenue totaling mid-to-high six-figures annually.
  • Other duties as assigned. 

Candidate Profile: The Development Officer will be a results oriented, energetic, enthusiastic, people-oriented team member who enjoys working in a fluid environment with minimal supervision. Successful experience in fundraising and/or sales is required. Experience in communications is highly desirable. Arts and cultural industry-related experience is preferred. Experience with government relations welcomed. Education that includes art history, arts management or a related field is a plus.

The ideal candidate would have the following personal competencies:
A Relationship Builder

  • A good listener and thoughtful communicator who enjoys building relationships and partnerships
  • The ability to work effectively and collaborate with a wide variety of people including volunteer board, senior management, donors, and sponsors
  • Excellent social skills including the ability to relate in a positive manner with all cultures and socio-economic audiences
  • An established network of contacts in Summit County preferred
  • Adheres to the highest ethical standards, reflects an optimistic and positive attitude, and conveys sensitivity to the needs of sponsors, donors, members, and volunteers

Fundraising

  • Demonstrated success building relationships and in negotiating and soliciting donations and closing significant gifts.
  • Highly organized with excellent follow-up skills
  • Self-starter, results-oriented, fearless solicitor
  • Able to manage stress
  • Demonstrates a keen sense of accountability
  • Polished professional presentation representative of a contemporary institution

Business Acumen and Skills

  • Recognizes and responds to challenges and demonstrate resourcefulness, diplomacy, tact, and creativity in problem-solving
  • Enjoys working as part of a team, with minimal supervision
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills including oral, written, and presentation

Technical Savvy

  • Current and proficient in MS Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
  • Experience with donor databases, preferably e-Tapestry or similar, is desirable

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate field required.
  • Minimum of 3-years successful development experience required. Experience in the arts and culture industry with increasing areas of responsibility preferred
  • Ability to understand the needs and interests of donors in order to develop relationships between them and the museum
  • 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
  • Successful experience in making cold calls as well as developing cultivation, stewardship and solicitations strategies
  • 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

PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORKING CONDITIONS
Physical Demands:
Desk Work: sitting for extended periods of time, carrying, handling, fingering, talking, and hearing, eye/hand coordination, repetitive motions.
Events and Programs: Standing for extended periods of time, walking, speaking and hearing in noisy environment.
Visual Demands: near acuity, depth perception, able to see computer monitor.
Must be physically able to drive and possess a valid driver’s license.
Mental Demands: oral comprehension, written comprehension, general mathematical ability.
Working Conditions: typical non-profit office environment, subject to interruptions, multiple calls and inquiries, extra hours due to events and deadlines.

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.

Exhibition Technician (Part Time)

Exhibition Technicians primarily assist museum staff with all aspects of the installation of exhibitions. Exhibition Technicians also guarantee safe and timely care and handling of art throughout the museum according to internal and external demands. MORE>

Exhibition Technician (Part Time)

Exhibition Technician

PT AKRON ART MUSEUM (Temporary Position)

ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS
Department: Design
Reports to: Director of Design and Preparator.
FLSA Status: Hourly, non-exempt

Works closely with the Director of Design and Preparator, Curatorial Department and Education Department.

There are two levels, depending on skill and experience: Senior Exhibition Technician and Exhibition Technician.


SUMMARY
The Akron Art Museum conducts an extensive exhibition program in addition to housing a permanent collection with strengths in the areas of photography, American art since 1960, and turn-of-the-century painting. Exhibition Technicians primarily assist museum staff with all aspects of the installation of exhibitions. Exhibition Technicians also guarantee safe and timely care and handling of art throughout the museum according to internal and external demands.


DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Art handling and installation.
Assist with preparation, construction and finishing of exhibition spaces and furniture including temporary walls, bases, display cases, frames and crating.
Assist with framing and matting of artwork
Assist with the production and installation of didactic displays, signage and graphics.
Perform other duties as assigned by Director of Design and Preparator.


SCHEDULE
Part-time temporary position, works as needed during installation of exhibitions. Schedule is flexible and may include evenings or weekends. Length of workday may vary from a few hours to 8 or more per day as workload demands. Preference will be given to candidates who are availible to work 3 or more days per week (excluding weekends).


EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Undergraduate degree in studio art or design preferred. Preference will be given to candidates with museum or gallery installation experience with care and handling of art works. Hire will receive additional training from Director of Design and Preparator.


SKILLS AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
Possess knowledge of art handling practices, preparation techniques, and installation of artwork. Be a self-motivated, careful, detail-oriented team player with good interpersonal skills and ability to follow instructions. Ability to prioritize and problem-solve. Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral and diagram form.

Physical Requirements:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of the position. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 75 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Must be able to wear and use a respirator.

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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