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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.

Cleaner (Full Time)
Security Guard (Full-Time and Part-Time Openings Available)
Host/Hostess, AK Café (Part Time)
Art Preparator (Part Time; Temporary—Spring 2016)


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 (Full-Time and Part-Time Openings Available)

The Security Guard reports directly to the Head of Security.

Position Details

DUTIES & 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=14824641


Host/Hostess, AK Café (Part Time)

The AK Café Host/Hostess reports directly to the AK Café Manager and is responsible for welcoming guests and creating a positive environment for them while visiting AK Café.

Position Details

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

Ensure entry area is clean, free of debris, and inviting. 

Make certain menus are free of spots and stains.

Check answering machine messages and other notifications to assure you have all reservations and confirm with manager, especially regarding large parties.

Greet guests, escort them to their table, present menus, and fill water glasses.

Make sure the server is aware guests have been seated.

Ensure quick resolutions of problems, contacting the manager as needed.

Assist with serving of meals as needed.

Say goodbye to all guests and confirm everything went well. 

Clean table and prepare for other guests.

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Previous restaurant experience preferred.

Exceptional interpersonal and verbal communication skills.

Ability to work weekends.

Please apply for this position online:
https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=15215111 


Art Preparator (Part Time; Temporary—Spring 2016)

The Art Preparator assists staff and outside researchers requiring access to works in the Albright-Knox’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. Assistance for installations Spring 2016 and other potential assignments throughout the year.

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 sculptures.
  • Maintain storage inventory with the Registrars.
  • Assist with the physical organization and maintenance of the museum in partnership with the Buildings & 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:
https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=15156971


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