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Conservation Technician [Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, OK]

Summary

The Conservation Technician reports to the Chief Conservator and performs a variety of duties in connection with the preservation and management of the museum’s collection and ensures that proper procedures are followed with regard to the care, conservation registration and documentation files, and exhibition of those works. The duties performed are based and will be revised in accordance with the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC) Requisite Competencies for Conservation Technicians and Collections Care Specialists.

Characteristic Duties

  •  Assists with preparation of objects for exhibitions; dust collection items on exhibit and monitors for condition changes
  • Under the direction of the Conservator, prepares safe housing for collection items, including constructing boxes, and supports, as needed
  • Tracks and moves collections to and from Conservation, in conjunction with Registration staff
  • Assists in all areas of the Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Program including trap collection and replacement on an established schedule; pest identification and monitoring
  • Maintains the conservation lab (tidiness, workstation order, and chemical safety), materials and supply inventory management in collaboration with the Chief Conservator
  • Provides administrative assistance in the daily collection care and operation of the lab
  • Monitors and reports on activities concerning the Conservation lab when Conservators are not present
  • Responsible for inventory and maintenance of Emergency Preparedness kits
  • Assists in the creation, organization, and maintenance of conservation files for the collection materials
  • Works with volunteers and interns performing conservation related activities including cleaning and rehousing. Oversees workflow, schedules, and trains other support staff, students, interns, and volunteers in object handling procedures
  • Serves as a research assistant to the Conservators
  • Writes condition reports and treatment reports, as required
  • Performs other duties as assigned/needed

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in art, science, chemistry or a related field and at least one year of experience relevant to the position; knowledge of conservation principles and techniques; ability to handle delicate or valuable objects and hazardous materials with care; must have excellent attention to detail, organizational skills, and proven track record of working as a team member; ability to neatly construct housing units for museum collections; familiarity with conservation supplies and techniques used; ability to write clearly, meet deadlines, follow specific instructions, ask for clarification or assistance when needed, and to work and communicate effectively with all museum staff; must proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and skilled with databases and standard office procedures, equipment, and use of a digital camera

Preferred Qualifications

Proficiency in The Museum System (TMS) or other collections database software. Interest in pursuing a career in Conservation a plus.

Application Information

Please submit a cover letter, résumé, and contact information for three references to: The University of Tulsa, Office of Human Resources, 800 S. Tucker Drive, Tulsa, OK 74104 or email to tujobs@utulsa.edu or fax to (918) 631-3543. The review of applications will commence immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Administrative Coordinator, Education [Solomon R Guggenheim Foundation, NYC]

Position Description:
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation is seeking an Administrative Coordinator for the Education Department. Reporting to the Deputy Director and Gail Engelberg Director of Education the Administrative Coordinator, Education is responsible for providing administrative support for the Department’s Executive Administration and coordinating department-wide needs related to programming, finance/budgets, development/board, the Sackler Center for Arts Education facilities and other project initiatives as designated.
Founded in 1937, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation is dedicated to promoting the understanding and appreciation of art, primarily of the modern and contemporary periods, through exhibitions, education programs, research initiatives, and publications. The Guggenheim network that began in the 1970s when the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, was joined by the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, has since expanded to include the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao (opened 1997) and the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi (currently in development). Looking to the future, the Guggenheim Foundation continues to forge international collaborations that take contemporary art, architecture, and design beyond the walls of the museum. More information about the foundation can be found at guggenheim.org.
Key Responsibilities:
 
Executive Administration and General Departmental Needs
– Maintain Deputy Director and Directors’ calendars and contacts and assist with scheduling appointments; arrange business travel
– Provide a welcoming and helpful presence to all visitors of the Sackler Center for Arts Education and respond to their questions
– Collect, distribute, and submit all documents requiring Deputy Director’s approval, both hard copy and in Concur as appropriate
– Collect and organize mail, handle all correspondence and other written documents as assigned
– Schedule events/spaces in the Sackler Center for both Education Department-related meetings and events and other museum-wide requests
– Respond to general inquiries sent to the department and to all phone and email inquiries to the general education account as needed
– Update and add new individuals to mailing list on Raiser’s Edge software
– Update department staff lists and organizational charts, including on staff intranet
– Work with other departments including Facilities, Operations, and IT to coordinate requests for equipment and repairs. Oversee the maintenance and upkeep of the public education spaces of the Sackler Center
– Assist with cross-departmental coordination of Sackler Exhibition planning, implementation and installation/deinstallation
– Assist Development and Finance with Education related needs
– Create exhibition budgets for grant proposals
– Collate actual expenses for exhibition related programs
– Coordinate research materials and exhibition catalogue orders for the department; submit Distributed Materials forms to Retail when catalogues arrive
– Represent Education Department at monthly calendar meetings and manage the 1071 Calendar on an ongoing basis
– Maintain departmental program statistics, press and marketing materials; coordinate program documentation for selected events and maintain image files for future use
– Create monthly department meeting agenda, and take meeting notes
– Schedule quarterly phone conferences with Guggenheim Museum Bilbao and create and disseminate meeting notes
– Assist with Guggenheim Abu Dhabi related meetings and programming
– Coordinate and document annual department retreat; collate, edit and maintain all strategic plan documents
– Maintain office supply cabinet and place orders monthly
 
Finance/ Budgets
– Submit T&E reports for Deputy Director and Directors’ expenses
– Work with each program area to create annual budgets and coordinate/attend meeting with Finance Department to track changes
– Track expenses and review monthly budget management reports checking for accuracy. Assist with the re-projection process. Process budget reclassifications
– Interface with Finance Department regarding new policies, updates, and miscellaneous needs
– Coordinate distribution and submission of department timesheets to finance
– Complete and submit expense reports for Department American Express accountDevelopment/Board Related
– Education Committee (EC)
• Assist Directors with correspondence to and stewardship of EC members
• Coordinate three to four EC meetings per year
• Draft minutes for every meetingo Work with Education Directors and the Development Department to coordinate additional EC activities and events
– Board Meetings
• Compile Board materials for the Department
• Assist with the creation of the Education Board update presentation
– Coordinate requests from colleagues/ funders/Development Department for visits to the Sackler Center and meetings with Education Department staff; prepare customized education packets to address interests
Aye Simon Reading Room Library and Volunteers
– Maintain Reading Room library making sure all books are properly labeled and new books are ordered as appropriate
– On a case-by-case basis as needed, coordinate packing and shipping of books to and from the Reading Room
– Purchase new books for each rotunda exhibition and others as appropriate, working with Curatorial to determine which books should be ordered.
– Track expenses for Aye Simon Reading Room budget
– Create and maintain volunteer schedule
– Coordinate volunteer meetings and tours
– Act as primary point-person for Volunteers and respond to inquiries on the Aye Simon email account
The Guggenheim offers a competitive salary and excellent medical, dental, life, disability, and retirement plan coverage. Our staff also enjoys generous vacation, sick leave and personal days, access to a variety of cultural institutions, discounts to museum stores, and a stimulating and collegial work environment. The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.
Qualifications:
– B.A. degree in art education, art history, education or related field
– 2-3 years administrative experience required
– Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and writing skills
– Ability to work with the public in a professional manner, handle multiple tasks, and maintain deadlines
– Strong customer service skills and prior experience working in a cultural institution highly desirable
– Detail-oriented, adept at handling common business software and processing budgetary and statistical information
– Proficiency with Microsoft Office programs, PC and Mac OS, and Raiser’s Edge
– Adept at and interested in budget and finance-related tasks

Salary: $37K – $42K
Website: https://www.guggenheim.org/
Job Date: 2017-09-18

Other Details
Application Info: Qualified applicants please send your resume and cover letter, including salary expectations, to employment@guggenheim.org. Indicate the job title “Administrative Coordinator, Education” in the subject line.

Contact Name: Sidoney Chin
Contact Email: employment@guggenheim.org
Contact Phone: 2124233529
For more information please click here.

Visitor Services and Shop Assistant [Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA]

Job Summary:

Visitor Services Assistants will be responsible for greeting and orienting visitors, providing information about events, exhibitions, interpretive materials, programs and policies, generating revenue through admissions sales and museums shop sales, and providing logistical support for events and public programs.   Visitor Services Assistants will be required to engage with all visitors in a professional and courteous manner.

Schedule:  Saturday: 10:00 am-5:30 pm (including unpaid 30 minute lunch break), Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, 9:30 am-2:00 pm

Duties & Responsibilities:
Welcoming and assisting visitors
• Admit and greet visitors and provide assistance and information on general policies, wayfinding and building amenities, exhibitions and programs, membership opportunities and other Harvard information as appropriate.
• Inform visitors about interpretive materials and assist visitors with accessing materials on iPads and other mobile devices.
• Gain knowledge and keep informed of all museum programming and events
• Promptly and courteously answer main information line for the museums and direct calls as necessary.
• Welcome and process group visits using the electronic reservations system.
• Be familiar with data and information the museums track; ask pertinent questions to gather data; input data using computerized Point of Sale System (POS).
• Provide logistical support for events and public programs.
• Assist with crowd flow and crowd management, including with timed tickets entries for special events and other programs.
• Assist visitors with lockers, storage needs, docent stools, wheelchair and stroller needs.

Generating revenue and daily operation
• Use POS to process admission fee appropriate for visitor category, following departmental policies and procedures.
• Proactively engage with museum shop visitors to ascertain their needs and offer appropriate merchandise or publication suggestions.
• Keep informed about vendors and products to answer inquiries and assist customers to make merchandise and publications purchases.
• Accurately and efficiently process all merchandise sales using POS, upholding the museums and University Information Security and Credit Card Compliance policies.
• Restock the shop merchandise, report needs for products and supplies, maintain the shop cleanliness, organize displays and storage, and assist with inventory control, both manually and electronically.
• Accurately reconcile daily receipts using POS System and prepare deposit reports based on cash received as well as credit card slips and checks.
• Assist with opening and closing procedures of the museums.
• Be aware of surroundings and raise concerns and issues with supervisor immediately to resolve problems, such as furniture out of place, malfunctioning equipment, etc.
• Report operations issues to appropriate staff on a timely basis.
• Other duties as assigned.

Basic Qualifications

Candidates MUST meet the following basic qualifications in order to be considered for this role. Minimum of one year of related experience working in a public service environment operating a computerized cash register.

Additional Qualifications

Demonstrated customer service and interpersonal skills needed (pleasant, resourceful, engaged, patient, and professional demeanor).  Retail and admissions experience strongly preferred.  Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.  Possess and exhibit a helpful, calm and friendly demeanor.  Must be detail-oriented, reliable and punctual.  Technological aptitude including familiarity with mobile devices.  Ability to work effectively with the public in a fast paced high volume atmosphere.  Ability to identify and carry out projects independently during slow times.  Interest in the museums and art a plus.  Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.  Multilingual preferred.

Additional Information

Requires appropriate attire as described by department.  Must present a clean, neat and professional image at all times.  The Harvard Art Museums are open year round, so this position will be scheduled to work on some holidays.  Requires participation in customer service training.
Occasional evening and additional weekend work may be required.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.

Click here for more information and to apply.

Visitor Services and Shop Assistant [Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA]

Job Summary:

Visitor Services Assistants will be responsible for greeting and orienting visitors, providing information about events, exhibitions, interpretive materials, programs and policies, generating revenue through admissions sales and museums shop sales, and providing logistical support for events and public programs.   Visitor Services Assistants will be required to engage with all visitors in a professional and courteous manner.

Schedule:  Sunday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday, 9:30 am – 2:00 pm; Monday, 1:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Duties & Responsibilities:
Welcoming and assisting visitors
• Admit and greet visitors and provide assistance and information on general policies, wayfinding and building amenities, exhibitions and programs, membership opportunities and other Harvard information as appropriate.
• Inform visitors about interpretive materials and assist visitors with accessing materials on iPads and other mobile devices.
• Gain knowledge and keep informed of all museum programming and events
• Promptly and courteously answer main information line for the museums and direct calls as necessary.
• Welcome and process group visits using the electronic reservations system.
• Be familiar with data and information the museums track; ask pertinent questions to gather data; input data using computerized Point of Sale System (POS).
• Provide logistical support for events and public programs.
• Assist with crowd flow and crowd management, including with timed tickets entries for special events and other programs.
• Assist visitors with lockers, storage needs, docent stools, wheelchair and stroller needs.

Generating revenue and daily operation
• Use POS to process admission fee appropriate for visitor category, following departmental policies and procedures.
• Proactively engage with museum shop visitors to ascertain their needs and offer appropriate merchandise or publication suggestions.
• Keep informed about vendors and products to answer inquiries and assist customers to make merchandise and publications purchases.
• Accurately and efficiently process all merchandise sales using POS, upholding the museums and University Information Security and Credit Card Compliance policies.
• Restock the shop merchandise, report needs for products and supplies, maintain the shop cleanliness, organize displays and storage, and assist with inventory control, both manually and electronically.
• Accurately reconcile daily receipts using POS System and prepare deposit reports based on cash received as well as credit card slips and checks.
• Assist with opening and closing procedures of the museums.
• Be aware of surroundings and raise concerns and issues with supervisor immediately to resolve problems, such as furniture out of place, malfunctioning equipment, etc.
• Report operations issues to appropriate staff on a timely basis.
• Other duties as assigned.

Basic Qualifications

Candidates MUST meet the following basic qualifications in order to be considered for this role. Minimum of one year of related experience working in a public service environment operating a computerized cash register.

Additional Qualifications

Demonstrated customer service and interpersonal skills needed (pleasant, resourceful, engaged, patient, and professional demeanor).  Retail and admissions experience strongly preferred.  Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.  Possess and exhibit a helpful, calm and friendly demeanor.  Must be detail-oriented, reliable and punctual.  Technological aptitude including familiarity with mobile devices.  Ability to work effectively with the public in a fast paced high volume atmosphere.  Ability to identify and carry out projects independently during slow times.  Interest in the museums and art a plus.  Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.  Multilingual preferred.

Additional Information

Requires appropriate attire as described by department.  Must present a clean, neat and professional image at all times.  The Harvard Art Museums are open year round, so this position will be scheduled to work on some holidays.  Requires participation in customer service training.
Occasional evening and additional weekend work may be required.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.

Click here for more information and to apply.

Tech Studio Intern [Museum of Science, Boston, MA]

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

Tech Studio develops and facilitates staffed programs for visitors introducing them to the engineering design process, computational thinking, and “maker” skills and processes. Through hands-on activities and design challenges, visitors have the opportunity to think like engineers and innovators and explore how their decision-making and values shape the designed world. Tech Studio is the staffed exhibit hub of the Museum’s Blue Wing and engages over 180,000 in technology programming annually.
POSITION SUMMARY:

The Tech Studio Intern will work alongside Tech Studio staff and museum volunteers to facilitate and develop design challenges engineering activities, Try Your Tech circuitry and programming activities, and technology investigations focusing on digital technology and computational thinking.
RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • The intern will interact directly with museum visitors leading design activities in the Engineering Design Workshop and on carts throughout the Gordon Current Science and Technology Center
  • The intern will demonstrate and guide volunteers and teen interns, helping train them in facilitating new activities
  • The intern will become knowledgeable of museum resources available to schools and community educators
  • The intern will work to develop and prototype design activities focusing on a range of topics such as digital media, robotics, circuits and computer programming.
  • The intern will present activities and interpretations introducing technical concepts (engineering, computer science, robotics) to diverse audiences using terms and models appropriate for a lay audience.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Demonstrated interest and/or background in engineering, science or education.
  • Undergraduate student, graduate student or career changer.
  • Experience working with diverse audiences and ages.
  • Demonstrated comfort introducing technical concepts to diverse audiences and different educational levels.

SPECIAL SKILLS:

    Engineering, computer science or media studies coursework preferred.

LENGTH OF INTERNSHIP:

Fall 2017 (September-December)
WORK SCHEDULE:

14-28 hours per week.
STARTING SALARY:

Between $11.00 & $11.25 hourly
BENEFITS:

Intern benefits include free parking in the Museum garage, close proximity to the Green Line, free admission, discounts in the Museum store and café and much more!
The Museum of Science is fully committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and to attracting, retaining, developing and promoting the most qualified employees without regard to their race, gender, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, citizenship status, veteran status, or any other characteristic prohibited by federal, state or local law. We are dedicated to providing a work environment free from discrimination and harassment, and where employees are treated with respect and dignity.
No phone inquiries, please. Qualified applicants will be contacted within two to four weeks of initial application.

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