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


Project Manager, AK Innovation Lab (Full Time)

The AK Innovation Lab Project Manager oversees the planning, implementation, and tracking of all AK Innovation Lab projects. Reporting to AK Deputy Director and serving as chair and recording secretary of the AK I-Lab interdepartmental planning team, the Project Manager will be responsible for moving multiple projects forward; assuring timelines are prepared and followed; ensuring deliverables are produced; managing budgets; and preparing and presenting project summaries and reports.

Position Details

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Work with I-Lab planning team to create, develop and define scope of innovative, high-impact projects that redefine aspects of the museum’s operations and its engagement with the museums sector and the broader public sphere 
Create detailed work plans, resource allocation, and timelines for each project 
Determine the objectives and measures for project evaluation 
Contract and manage qualified consultants and collaborators to achieve project objectives
Recruit, select, and manage project staff and coordinate volunteers for project activities
Maintain files, forms, records, etc. to document projects 
Prepare and present reports on projects for management and funders
Research and develop project budgets and monitor and approve project expenditures 
Ensure all project deliverables are on time, within budget, and at requisite quality level
Evaluate the outcomes of the project as established during the planning phase
  • Work with Innovation Lab planning team to create, develop, and define scope of innovative, high-impact projects that redefine aspects of the museum’s operations and its engagement with the museums sector and the broader public sphere
  • Create detailed work plans, resource allocation, and timelines for each project
  • Determine the objectives and measures for project evaluation
  • Contract and manage qualified consultants and collaborators to achieve project objectives
  • Recruit, select, and manage project staff and coordinate volunteers for project activities
  • Maintain files, forms, records, etc. to document projects 
  • Prepare and present reports on projects for management and funders
  • Research and develop project budgets and monitor and approve project expenditures
  • Ensure all project deliverables are on time, within budget, and at requisite quality level
  • Evaluate the outcomes of the project as established during the planning phase 

QUALIFICATIONS

The Project Manager will be an organized leader and flexible thinker with well-developed research and interpersonal skills. The ideal candidate:

  • Communicates Effectively: Speak, listen and write in a clear, precise, thorough, and timely manner using appropriate and effective communication tools.
  • Fosters Teamwork: Work cooperatively and effectively with others to set goals, resolve problems, and make decisions.
  • Leads: Positively influence others to achieve results.
  • Makes Decisions: Assess situations to determine the importance, urgency, and risks, and make clear decisions.
  • Organizes: Set priorities, develop work schedules, monitor progress towards goals, and track details/data/information/activities.
  • Plans: Determine strategies to move projects forward, set goals, create and implement actions plans, and evaluate the process and results. 
  • Solves Problems: Assess problem situations to identify causes, gather and process relevant information, generate possible solutions, and make recommendations toward effective resolutions.
  • Demonstrates Creativity and Innovation: Lead by inspiration and example, with an entrepreneurial spirit and a can-do attitude.

EXPERIENCE
  • Five years + experience in project management or supervisory role required
  • Demonstrable research and project delivery skills
  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field; Master’s Degree preferred
  • General computer and Internet competency including highly skilled use of Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint AND MS Project)

Please apply for this position online at:
https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=10412581


Associate, Deputy Director’s Office (Full Time)

The Associate, Deputy Director’s Office is responsible for supporting the fast-paced and wide-ranging work of the Deputy Director's office. The position also oversees the Museum Internship Program. This individual directly interfaces closely and daily with the Director and the Executive Associate, Director’s Office, and interacts with the offices of the Director and Deputy Director and their respective staff, functioning fluidly as one cohesive team. This position requires unmitigated attention to detail and utmost confidentiality in all aspects of daily job performance.

Position Details

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Support work of the Deputy Director’s office, including, but not limited to, administrative support (answering phones and emails, scheduling meetings, etc.)
  • Support the work of the AK’s management team by soliciting agenda items for weekly meetings, acting as secretary for management group meetings, and monitoring follow-up on action points
  • Support the work of the Board of Directors of The Buffalo Fine Arts Academy and serve as Secretary for the Board’s Governance, Innovation Lab, and Public Art Committees (with occasional project-based research work in these and other areas)
  • Facilitate and support the Deputy Director’s interaction with other AK departments and staff
  • Oversee the Albright-Knox’s Museum Internship Program

 

COMPETENCIES

  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
  • Outstanding organizational skills
  • Ability to multitask
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and projects on a daily basis
  • Ability to handle assignments and day-to-day work with utmost confidentiality
  • Ability to manage, lead, and execute projects of varying scale independently
  • Ability to work collaboratively with the Board of Directors, high-level donors, vendors and suppliers, artists and galleries, and all levels of AK staff
  • Solid research skills
  • High level of resourcefulness and initiative
  • Unwavering willingness to go the extra mile
  • Flexibility, patience, and positive attitude

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree preferred
  • Knowledge and mastery of Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint required
  • Administrative experience required; experience working with board of directors preferred
  • Experience in a museum setting, arts-related field, or similar non-profit environment preferred
  • Knowledge of modern and contemporary art desirable

Please apply for this position online at:
https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=10130381


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  


SECURITY GUARD (Full 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=10513461


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=10513661


How to Apply

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No telephone inquiries or general/unsolicited resumes, please.