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The Albright-Knox Art Gallery is currently hiring for the following positions. We are unable to accept unsolicited resumes.

The Albright-Knox Art Gallery provides equal employment opportunities to all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, genetics or any other legally protected status.


Maintenance Representative (Full Time)

The Maintenance Representative reports directly to the Head of Buildings & Grounds.

Position Details

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Use a daily checklist to inspect grounds and common areas of all assigned properties.
  • Be proactive in addressing all problems identified through inspections.
  • Follow a schedule to perform general janitorial services such as mopping, sweeping, dusting, and general cleanup inside all buildings.
  • Perform outside maintenance, including snow shoveling, leaf raking, and grass cutting. Patrol the parking lot and provide general clean up twice daily.
  • Perform minor electrical, plumbing, carpentry, roof repairs, and painting duties as assigned.
  • Perform minor and routine maintenance functions based upon work orders approved by the Head of Buildings & Grounds.
  • Replace air filters and lighting equipment, and perform painting, basic plumbing, electrical services, snow removal, and light landscaping.
  • Provide set up and clean up for all events as directed by the Head of Buildings & Grounds.
  • Perform daily walkthrough of a specific section of the campus that the Head of Buildings & Grounds designates and report any issues that need attention (e.g., chipped paint on doors or walls, lights out, or anything that is not up to our museum’s standards).

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Exceptional interpersonal communication abilities.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide exceptional internal and external customer service.
  • Organized self-starter and strong attention to detail.
  • Basic computer skills required.
  • Ability to work overtime as needed.

 

EDUCATION AND WORK EXPERIENCE

  • High school diploma or General Equivalency Diploma.
  • Two+ years relevant work experience in general maintenance.
  • General knowledge of electrical, plumbing, carpentry, and drywall applications.
  • Ability to perform skilled routine repairs.

Please apply for this position online at:
https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=13517121


Manager of Government and Foundation Relationships (Full Time)

The AK Manager of Government and Foundation Relationships has primary responsibility for identifying and researching sources for public- and private-sector support and developing robust relationships with and creative proposals for foundation, corporate, and government funding sources. This position is integral to the AK Advancement department’s goal to increase revenue by expanding institutional fundraising efforts on a global scale. The Manager of Government and Foundation Relationships works with AK staff to identify and articulate funding needs (programmatic and operational), find potential funding sources, prepare and submit applications, and lead the institution in meeting and exceeding reporting and stewardship requirements. This position serves as a senior leader on the Advancement team. The Manager of Government and Foundation Relationships reports to the Director of Advancement.

Position Details

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop a deep understanding of the AK’s mission, history, collections, and programs
  • Actively cultivate and steward relationships with key institutional contacts
  • With AK leadership, identify institutional funding needs and priorities; to that end, translate those needs into a library of dynamic case statements and play a leadership role in providing meaningful case materials for all AK solicitations
  • Manage the full range of activities required to prepare, write, and submit institutional funding proposals, including:
    • Working with colleagues from across the institution to gather pertinent information to articulate goals, activities, anticipated outcomes, successes, challenges, etc.; play a leadership role in developing the scope and goals of projects
    • Writing/editing letters of intent and grant proposals for submission, including assembling all required documentation and budgets
    • Keeping key staff aware of upcoming deadlines and working with them to write/edit reports on existing gifts
    • Monitoring donor gift restrictions and ensuring fulfillment of proposal/reporting guidelines
  • Research new funding opportunities for both short- and long-term goals and to grow the institutional donor base by identifying and cultivating new donors
  • Initiate the use of digital technologies to make more compelling and creative proposals 
  • Additional responsibilities as assigned

 

COMPETENCIES AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • At least five years professional experience in grant writing and fundraising with successful track record for securing significant commitments from institutional donors
  • Superior knowledge of and proven experience writing proposals to large corporate, foundation, and government donors, and an understanding of technical and financial requirements for large grants
  • Demonstrated superior written communications skills with ability to write persuasive proposals
  • Strong editing skills, including a comfort with helping staff communicate their work to donors in a clear and concise manner
  • Strength in multi-tasking, goal-setting, and workload prioritization
  • Ability to work within deadlines and in a collaborative manner with senior curatorial, education, and administrative staff
  • Excellent  oral communication skills to solicit potential donors and to positively represent the AK at meetings with colleagues and funders  
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with staff, administrators, donors, and volunteers in a diverse working environment
  • Knowledge of, and experience in arts, cultural, and/or educational organizations
  • Strong computer skills; understanding of database management, knowledge of Raiser’s Edge preferred
  • B.A. in English, Communications, Art History, or a related field; advanced degree preferred

Please apply for this position online at:
https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=13338261


Manager of Membership and Leadership Annual Giving (Full Time)

The Manager of Membership and Leadership Annual Giving is responsible for the overall strategy and management of the Albright-Knox’s broad-based membership program and all other fundraising appeals of an annual nature. The primary focus of this position is to raise revenue by promoting membership acquisition, retention, and growth at all levels, creating and deploying traditional and digital annual fund campaigns, and taking a leadership role in promoting gift upgrades. A successful Manager of Membership and Leadership Annual Giving will be externally facing and accessible and well known to Members at all levels. The Manager of Membership and Leadership Annual Giving reports to the Director of Advancement.

Position Details

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Cultivate relationships with existing and new Members and engage them as potential donors and lifelong museum supporters. Personally solicit upgrades to Donor Circle level memberships.
  • Develop and implement creative and innovative membership sales and upgrade strategies which target an appropriate audience and ultimately increase revenue.
  • Assure fulfillment of all Member benefits at all donor levels.
  • Oversee the coordination of all membership renewals and associated acknowledgements, with the Advancement Associate.
  • Oversee coordination with the museum’s interactive, web, social media, communications, and marketing staff. Develop all collateral messaging to Members, supporters, and prospects. Draft and edit paper and digital marketing materials.
  • Conceptualize and deploy tri-annual annual fund campaigns in traditional and digital formats.
  • Significantly contribute to revenue forecasting; analyze membership and annual fund donor base to make data-driven decisions.
  • Coordinate and manage membership events and oversee a calendar of events intended to engage and steward Members and donors.
  • Work with the guest services department and membership desk to create a strong museum visitor/Member experience. Train retail and admissions staff on on-site membership needs, including registration, renewal, and benefits.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

COMPENTENCIES AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Two-year college degree required. Four-year degree preferred.
  • Three or more years experience in development or a related field, with proven experience in donor/membership relations or client relationships.
  • Superior Raiser’s Edge skills, including database management and troubleshooting, querying and exporting information, and training other staff on basic procedures.
  • Excellent administrative computer skills, including strong working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint. Ability to use the Internet fluently for research purposes.
  • Highly developed written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong planning, organizational, and follow-through skills with ability to supervise staff and volunteers.
  • Motivated self-starter with ability to work independently as well as function as part of a dynamic team.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including weekends and evening hours when required.
  • Arts or cultural professional experience highly desirable.

Please apply for this position online at:
https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=13014571


Art Preparator (Part Time, Temporary—May 2015)

The Art Preparator assists staff and outside researchers requiring access to works in the AK’s Collection. Also responsible for assisting in the receiving and installing of special exhibitions, including projects organized in-house, as well as those contracted from other institutions.

Position Details

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Oversee all aspects of handling and movement of all artwork within the building.
  • Oversee and work with art handlers when working on projects.
  • Responsible for safe and proper display.
  • Responsible for the safe and organized storage of all art objects. This involves moving, packing, unpacking, receiving, and releasing Collection paintings and sculpture.
  • Maintain storage inventory with the Registrars.
  • Assist with the physical organization and maintenance of the museum in partnership with the Buildings and Grounds and Curatorial teams.
  • Accompany, as courier, and install Collection objects at other museums when appropriate. 
  • Transport, often with team, items from museum to off-site storage facility.
  • Participate in opportunities to advance personal and professional growth.
  • Facilitate internal communication by participating in team meetings and by sharing knowledge, skills, and experience with co-workers.
  • Be innovative. Seek opportunities to increase productivity and efficiency, while enhancing the financial viability of the organization.
  • Use good time management techniques.
  • Use good judgment to make decisions.

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Strong team player.
  • Ability to assist outside contractors and visiting artists, curators, and conservators.
  • Highly organized with strong time management techniques and attention to detail.
  • Previous experience with tracking, rigging, and crating a plus.
  • Good judgment and decision-making skills.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Results-driven, energetic, and dedicated to task.
  • Must be available to work evenings, weekends, and overtime, and emergency on-call basis.
  • Willingness to drive during off-site transports

 

EDUCATION AND WORK EXPERIENCE

  • Five years plus experience in museum/gallery setting.
  • Impeccable art installation and art handling skills.
  • Applicable experience in the preparation of art objects for exhibition and loan.
  • Ability to use varied hand tools; knowledge of art processes and materials.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Software (calendar, task module, email organization).

Please apply for this position online at:
https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=13108361  


Security Guard (Part time)

Position Details

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Ensure physical security for protection against intrusion
  • Perform routine security patrols
  • Procedural security, including enforcing the Gallery’s key and security badge control policy and detection of embezzlement
  • Investigate and write reports on accidents, incidents, suspicious activities, safety and fire hazards, and other security-related situations
  • Conduct complete and accurate investigations surrounding intrusions, thefts, fires, accidents, incidents, vandalism, suspicious activities, and policy and procedure violations
  • As a primary point of contact for both employees and patrons, act with courtesy, respect, and in a friendly manner at all times
  • Listen with empathy to employees’ and patrons’ issues and concerns
  • Respond to security and fire alarms, medical emergencies, crimes-in-progress, non-criminal incidents, and natural disasters

COMPETENCIES AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Security experience is preferred, but not necessary
  • Current New York State Security License preferred
  • Good working knowledge of security operations, safety practices in a business environment, and enforcement procedures
  • Strong written, verbal, and oral communication skills

Please apply for this position online at:
https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=12266011


How to Apply

Follow the link under the open position to apply for that job. You may apply for multiple positions.

No telephone inquiries or general/unsolicited resumes, please.