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


Art Preparator (Part-Time Temporary Position for June 2014 Installation, with Potential for Other Assignments)

The Art Preparator assists staff and outside researchers requiring access to works in the Albright-Knox’s Collection. He/she is 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 of artwork
  • Responsible for safe and organized storage of all art objects, including moving, packing, unpacking, receiving, and releasing Collection paintings and sculpture
  • Maintain storage inventory with 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, 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=8963841 


Pantry Chef—AK Café (Part-Time)

The Pantry Chef will work with the AK Café team in food preparation, including preparing soup and salads. He or she will deliver top customer service to our patrons.

Position Details

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • In compliance with Department of Health Standards:
  • Complete food orders (including basic food preparation such as heating, sautéing, and grilling) and arrange and decorate desserts
  • Clean food preparation equipment (including stove, refrigerators, and grill tops), work areas, counters, and tables
  • Run dishwasher, put all dishes away
  • Perform side work as requested by restaurant manager
  • Maintain kitchen, keeping it in a clean, orderly manner, including sweeping, vacuuming, and cleaning spills

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Familiarity with Department of Health standards
  • Effective customer service skills
  • Must be efficient, quick, and work well in a team
  • Must be available weekends and some weekdays (typical hours are 10 am–3 pm)

 

EDUCATION AND WORK EXPERIENCE

  • High school diploma or equivalency certificate required
  • Kitchen experience preferred

Please apply for this position online at:
https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=8556311  


Cleaner (Full-Time)

Position Details

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Follow a schedule to perform general janitorial services such as mopping, sweeping, and dusting inside all buildings
  • Empty trash, ashtrays, and other receptacles on a daily basis
  • Clean and buff floors in all museum buildings
  • Maintain and care for the tile floor including the stripping of wax and application of new wax
  • Proactively address problems identified through inspections
  • Assist in other maintenance-related tasks such as lawn care, snow removal, painting, and event setup
  • As a contact for both employees and patrons, act with courtesy, respect and in a friendly manner at all times
  • Follow all museum safety requirements and participate in safety training programs
  • Report all unsafe conditions to the Head of Buildings and Grounds

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
  • Organized self-starter with strong attention to detail and good time management skills
  • Strong interpersonal communication abilities
  • Demonstrated ability to provide exceptional internal and external customer service
  • Ability to effectively operate floor buffing machine and cleaning equipment
  • Ability to lift and move twenty to fifty pounds (generally tables, chairs, etc.)
  • Must be able to work overtime, evenings, and weekends as needed

EDUCATION AND WORK EXPERIENCE
  • High school diploma or General Equivalency Diploma
  • Two or more years relevant work experience in general maintenance or janitorial services 
  • Experience with floor care (buffing, stripping, waxing)
  • Ability to work second shift (approximately 4 pm–midnight)
  • Ability to lift and carry fifty pounds

 

Please apply for this position online at:
https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=8874281 


Cleaner (Part-Time Weekend)

Position Details

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Follow a schedule to perform general cleaning services such as mopping, sweeping, and dusting inside all buildings
  • Proactively address problems identified through inspections
  • As a primary point of contact for both employees and patrons, act with courtesy, respect and in a friendly manner at all times
  • Follow all museum safety requirements and participate in safety training programs
  • Report all unsafe conditions to the Head of Buildings and Grounds
  • Assist with setup and breakdown of special events as needed

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
  • Organized self-starter with strong attention to detail and good time management skills
  • Good interpersonal communication abilities
  • Demonstrated ability to provide exceptional internal and external customer service
  • Ability to lift and move twenty to fifty pounds (generally tables, chairs, etc.)
  • Must be able to work eight hours per day on Saturdays and Sundays 

EDUCATION AND WORK EXPERIENCE
  • Weekend shift approximately 9 am–5:30 pm
  • High school diploma or General Equivalency Diploma
  • Two or more years relevant work experience in general maintenance or janitorial services 
  • Ability to lift and carry fifty pounds
Follow a schedule to perform general cleaning services such as mopping, sweeping, dusting inside all buildings
Proactively address problems identified through inspections
As a primary point of contact for both employees and patrons, act with courtesy, respect and in a friendly manner at all times
Follow all museum safety requirements and participate in safety training programs
Report all unsafe conditions to the Head of Buildings and Grounds

Assist with setup and breakdown of special events as needed
Follow a schedule to perform general cleaning services such as mopping, sweeping, dusting inside all buildings

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Please apply for this position online at:
https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=8857551


Interim Accessibility and Community Programs Coordinator (Part-Time Temporary)

This position is for twenty to twenty-five hours per week, typically Thursdays, Fridays, and some weekend hours. The Interim Accessibility and Community Programs Coordinator reports directly to the Curator of Education and Community Engagement.

Position Details

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The Interim Accessibility and Community Programs Coordinator is responsible for the museum’s Access AK programs and services including Creative Connections, Art Sense-Ations, and Please Touch! The Interim Accessibility and Community Programs Coordinator will also serve as the museum representative at programs and festivals within the community and is responsible for oversight of the Education hallway exhibition space.


Access AK: Creative Connection

  • Schedule and coordinate all group visits in consultation with agency staff
  • Conduct all tour/workshop sessions
  • Execute and assist in creating plans to prepare for the annual Access AK: Community Reception 
 
Additional Responsibilities
  • Conduct monthly tours for visitors who are visually impaired, with the assistance of specially trained docents
  • Represent the museum at community festivals, fairs, and events 
  • Coordinate installation of Education hallway exhibition space with participating organizations
  • Serve as the museum’s resource for remaining ADA compliant

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
  • BA in Arts Education, an art-related field, or equivalent experience
  • Experience working in a human services sector with a special needs population
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to interact comfortably with all age groups
  • Proven demonstration of creativity, patience, and flexibility
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to solve problems expediently
  • Strong computer skills with exceptional understanding of the advanced functions of Word, Excel, Outlook, and Internet applications

Please apply for this position online at:
https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=8874211 


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

COMPENTENCIES 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=6275271


How to Apply

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No telephone inquiries or general/unsolicited resumes, please.