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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.

Adult Programs Coordinator (Full Time)
Cleaner (Full Time)
Security Guard (Part Time)
AK Café Kitchen Assistant (Part Time)
Studio Class Teacher (Part Time; Temporary—Summer 2016)
Studio Class Teaching Assistant (Part Time; Temporary—Summer 2016)


Adult Programs Coordinator (Full Time)

The Adult Programs Coordinator is responsible for adult programs—including M&T FIRST FRIDAYS @ THE GALLERY, adult studio classes and workshops, and performing arts programming—and assisting with docent training. The Adult Programs Coordinator reports directly to the Director of Education and Community Engagement.

Position Details

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 

Adult and Young Professionals Programs 

  • Works with the Intergenerational Program Coordinator to plan programs, events, and activities for M&T FIRST FRIDAYS @ THE GALLERY.
  • Develops and manages programs for adult audiences, such as gallery talks and Art and Yoga.
  • Develops and manages programs for young professionals.

 

Studio Classes and Workshops

  • Plans and oversees adult studio classes and workshops in a variety of media, working with the museum’s teaching artists.

 

Performing Arts Programs

  • Provides administrative oversight and assists Media Specialist and series producer with Art of Jazz programs.
  • Coordinates The Buffalo News Summer Jazz series.
  • Coordinates the Buffalo Chamber Players series.
  • Prepares ASCAP, BMI, and SESCA reports for all musical programming at the museum.

 

Additional Responsibilities

  • Provides support for large-scale education and community engagement programs such as Art Alive.
  • Forges and nurtures relationships with community partners.
  • Assists with aspects of the museum’s Docent Program, including helping with trainings and serving as a docent substitute on tours as needed.
  • Represents the Education and Community Engagement department at selected museum meetings and committees.
  • Maintains records and files for all programs.
  • Prepares quarterly and annual reports about programs for the museum.
  • Prepares and oversees budgets for areas of responsibility.
  • Additional duties as assigned by the Director of Education and Community Engagement.

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in art history, museum studies, or related field required. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Experience in program and/or event planning. Previous experience working in a museum or cultural institution setting desirable.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Attention to detail, organizational skills, flexibility, ability to solve problems expediently.
  • Commitment and ability to work in a team environment.

Please apply for this position online at:
https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=15266631


Cleaner (Full Time)

The Cleaner is responsible for carrying out general services in a proactive and friendly manner, addressing problems identified during inspections, reporting unsafe conditions within the museum, and acting as point of contact for employees and patrons. The Cleaner reports directly to the Head of Buildings & Grounds.

Position Details

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Follow a schedule to perform general janitorial services such as mopping, sweeping, vacuuming, dusting, and general cleanup inside all buildings.
  • Perform all required maintenance on the museum’s restrooms to maintain the museum’s standards.
  • Empty trash and other receptacles on a daily basis.
  • Assisting in painting and drywall work will be required as we continually modify our buildings.
  • Some demolition of walls and moving debris to a dumpster will be required.
  • Clean and buff floors in all museum buildings.
  • Strip floors of old wax and apply a new coat of wax as directed by management.
  • Inspect the museum’s campus for damage or other maintenance issues. Report issues you identify to management as quickly as possible.
  • Proactively address problems identified through inspections.
  • Keep the museum grounds clean of garbage, debris, leaves, branches, and other foreign materials.
  • Snow and ice removal (shoveling / salting) will be necessary.
  • 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 & Grounds. 
  • Assist with setup and breakdown of special events, as needed, which will require some 24/7 availability.
  • Will be required to report, in writing, to the Head Cleaner or Head of Buildings & Grounds any issues that need attention, for example, chipped paint on doors or walls, lights out, or anything else that is not up to the museum’s standards.

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Organized self-starter and strong attention to detail.
  • Good time management skills.
  • Previous floor cleaning experience.
  • Strong interpersonal communication abilities.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide exceptional internal and external customer service.
  • Ability to effectively operate and use floor buffing machine and cleaning equipment.
  • Ability to lift and move 20-50 pounds (generally tables, chairs, etc.).
  • Must be able to work overtime, evenings, and weekends, as needed.
  • Must have a valid New York driver’s license.

 

EDUCATION AND WORK EXPERIENCE

  • High school diploma or General Equivalency Diploma.
  • 2+ years relevant work experience in general maintenance or janitorial services.
  • Experience with floor buffer preferred.
  • Experience with floor stripping and waxing preferred.

Please apply for this position online:
https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=15060011


Security Guard (Part Time)

The Security Guard reports directly to the Head of Security.

Position Details

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Ensures physical security for protection against intrusion.
  • Performs routine security patrols.
  • Performs procedural security, including enforcement of the museum’s key and security badge control policy and detection of embezzlement.
  • Investigates and writes reports on accidents, incidents, suspicious activities, safety and fire hazards, and other security-related situations.
  • As a primary point of contact for both employees and patrons, it is imperative that a security guard always acts in a professional manner.
  • Listens with empathy to employee and patron issues and concerns.
  • Responds to security and fire alarms, medical emergencies, crimes-in-progress, non-criminal incidents, and natural disasters.
  • Respectfully enforces all museum policies to visitors and staff.

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Security experience is preferred, but not necessary.
  • Current NY State Security License required prior to start.
  • Good working knowledge of security operations, safety practices in a business environment and enforcement procedures.
  • Strong written, verbal, and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to stand for prolonged periods of time.
  • Must be available on weekends and holidays, as needed.

Please apply for this position online:
https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=15271391


AK Café Kitchen Assistant (Part Time) 

The Kitchen Assistant reports directly to the AK Café Manager.

Position Details

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

In compliance with Department of Health Standards:

  • Occasionally assist in completing basic food orders (heating, simple grilling, etc.). Arrange and decorate desserts.
  • Clean food preparation equipment, including stove, refrigerator, grill tops, and work surfaces.
  • Wash dishes, glassware, silverware, pots, pans, and other kitchen items with dishwasher.
  • Properly dry and return items to appropriate areas.
  • Oversee levels of sanitation solutions as required by Health Department.
  • Remove trash and transport to dumpster.
  • Stock dry-storage inventory and assist in deliveries. 
  • Maintain kitchen, keeping it in a clean and orderly manner, including sweeping, vacuuming, cleaning spills, etc.

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Familiarity with Department of Health standards.
  • Effective communication skills and ability to follow directions.
  • Efficient, quick, and works well in a team.
  • Must be available weekends (hours typically 10 am–3 pm, Friday–Sunday)

 

EDUCATION AND WORK EXPERIENCE 

  • High school diploma or equivalency certificate required. 
  • Related experience preferred.

Please apply for this position online at:
https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=15266571 


Studio Class Teacher (Part Time, Temporary)

Facilitate art classes Monday–Friday during July and August 2016

The Studio Class Teacher is responsible for developing and teaching collection- and exhibition-based studio art classes for children ages 4 to 17 for four weeks during July and August 2016. This position reports to the Director of Education and Community Engagement.

Position Details

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develops age appropriate lesson plans for single-day and weeklong summer classes for children in a variety of media, and teaches these scheduled classes.
  • Incorporates the Albright-Knox’s collection and any major special exhibitions into all lesson plans, and develops projects with a direct connection to the collection and exhibitions. 
  • Keeps classroom space clean and organized.
  • Maintains order in the classroom and museum and follows all policies and procedures of the Albright-Knox. 

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in art education, studio art, or related field.
  • Three+ years of relevant experience working with school aged children to provide artistic instruction of a variety of different media.
  • Excellent classroom management skills.
  • Experience providing instruction for a variety of diverse audiences, including children and adults. 
  • Must be flexible, creative, and a team player.
  • New York State Teaching Certification preferred but not mandatory. 
  • Candidate must be available weekdays during the summer.

Please apply for this position online at:
https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=15266791   


Studio Class Teaching Assistant (Part Time, Temporary)

Assist with art classes Monday–Friday during July and August 2016

The Studio Class Teaching Assistant is responsible for helping to facilitate art classes at the Albright Knox for four weeks during July and August 2016. This position reports to the Director of Education and Community Engagement.

Position Details

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist the Studio Class Teacher in the setup, implementation, and cleanup of all class projects.
  • Carry out duties specified by the teacher or Intergenerational Programs Coordinator, which could include, but are not limited to, class check-in and check-out of students, preparation of snacks, and organization of recess games.
  • Help to maintain order in the classroom and galleries and follow all policies and procedures of the Albright-Knox.

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in Art Education or related field, or equivalent relevant experience working with school aged children.
  • An interest in art, teaching, and the creative process.
  • Must be available weekdays during the summer.

Please apply for this position online at:
https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=15266961 


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.

Maintenance Representative (Full Time)

 

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

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Perform a daily inspection of the museum grounds and common areas of all assigned properties.
  • Perform a daily walk through of a specific section of the museum campus, as assigned by the Head of Buildings and Grounds. Report any issues that need attention, for example, chipped paint on doors or walls, lights out, or anything else that is not up to our museum’s standards.
  • Proactively address all problems identified through inspections and communicate actions to management.
  • Perform general janitorial services such as mopping, sweeping, dusting, and general cleanup inside all buildings on a daily schedule.
  • Perform outside maintenance, including snow shoveling, leaf raking, and grass cutting.
  • Perform routine inspections of the parking lot and provide general cleanup of the parking lot and museum grounds daily.
  • Perform routine maintenance functions based upon work orders approved by the Head of Buildings & Grounds.
  • Perform electrical, carpentry, HVAC maintenance, lighting equipment maintenance and installation, painting, basic plumbing, snow removal, and light landscaping services as directed by management.
  • Provide setup and cleanup for museum events (requires some 24/7 availability), as directed by the Head of Buildings & Grounds.

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

·         Exceptional interpersonal communication abilities.

·         Demonstrated ability to provide exceptional internal and external customer service.

·         Organized self-starter and strong attention to detail.

  • Computer skills required.
  • Ability to work overtime as needed.
  • Must have a valid New York driver’s license.

 

EDUCATION AND WORK EXPERIENCE

·         High school diploma or General Equivalency Diploma.

·         2+ 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:

https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=15060111