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 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

Assistant Educator - Gallery Teacher, FT

The position acts as key gallery instructor for K-12 school experiences. The assistant educator assumes logistical responsibility for coordinating all museum tours including communication with teachers, tour organizers, and museum staff. In addition, the assistant educator contributes in the development of K-12 curriculum, assisting in curriculum development, writing lesson plans and developing teacher guides.

Assistant Educator - Gallery Teacher, FT

Assistant Educator - Gallery Teacher, FT

This is a temporary, three year, grant funded position.

SUMMARY:

The position acts as key gallery instructor for K-12 school experiences. The assistant educator assumes logistical responsibility for coordinating all museum tours including communication with teachers, tour organizers, and museum staff. In addition, the assistant educator contributes in the development of K-12 curriculum, assisting in curriculum development, writing lesson plans and developing teacher guides. This position will also act as the key contact for coordinating logistics of the Night at the Museum program as well as some additional administrative duties within the department as they arise.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBLITIES:

A. GALLERY TEACHING - Leads gallery tours for all audiences, particularly K-12 groups.

B. ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES - Has responsibility for coordinating all tour scheduling, correspondence, confirmation and mailings, including

  1. Handling correspondence and follow-up phone and email contact with individuals requesting tours; assisting with scheduling docents for tours.
  2. Preparing confirmation materials for all tours.
  3. Maintaining accurate attendance and statistics for group tours.
  4. Works with security and building services to coordinate tour logistics.
  5. Tracks tour evaluation statistics, compiles qualitative feedback.

C. Assists with writing program descriptions and narratives and articles for the View magazine and other museum publications.

D. LESSON PLAN & CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT- Assists in developing lesson plans and curriculum for teachers, contributes to designing professional development opportunities for educators.

E. SCHOOL OUTREACH - Oversees Night at the Museum program, coordinating with schools and teachers to execute six Night at the Museum exhibitions throughout the school year.

F. Undertakes other assignments as requested by the Director of Education.


EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

Bachelor’s degree or B.F.A. required. Must have knowledge of modern and contemporary art and educational strategies; experience teaching and developing lesson plans that meet Ohio Department of Education curriculum standard; experience coordinating and supervising events and/or programs aimed at children; and experience working in group situations that include children and adults. Knowledge of art materials, processes, and techniques is important.

SKILLS AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:

Must be able to effectively collaborate and function as a member of a team as well as function independently. This person should be reliable; creative; energetic; and skilled in program planning and implementation. Excellent organizational and communication skills, both verbal and written, are important, as are good people skills. Basic proficiency in Outlook, Excel and other Microsoft Office programs is required. The ability to work with adults as well as children is required. The job will require working some weekend days and Thursday evenings.

Physical Activities:

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, simple arithmetic

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

  
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