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


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


Maintenance Representative (Short-Term Temporary 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, grass cutting, and light landscaping
  • 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
  • Provide setup and cleanup for all events, 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 with 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
  • 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 at:
https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=10640371


Associate—Shop AK (Part-Time)

The Shop AK Associate ensures that museum patrons receive outstanding customer service, with exceptional and friendly communication as well as solid product knowledge of Shop AK merchandise.

Position Details

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Ensure each patron is greeted with friendly acknowledgement, maintaining outstanding standards, solid product knowledge, and all other components of customer service.
  • Maintain an awareness of all product information, merchandise promotions, test merchandise, and advertisements.
  • Assist in floor moves, merchandising, display maintenance, and store housekeeping.
  • Assist in processing and replenishing merchandise; participate in receiving and monitoring floor stock.
  • Adhere to all museum policies, procedures, and practices, including signing, pricing, and loss prevention.
  • Accurately and efficiently complete all sales transactions and maintain proper cash and media accountabilities at POS registers.
  • Communicate patron requests to management.
  • Other duties as assigned by Shop or museum.

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must have the ability to process information/merchandise through computer system and POS register system.
  • Team player with passionate attention to detail necessary to assist in the completion of tasks simultaneously and on deadline with skill, humor, and flexibility.
  • Excellent writing, spoken, and organizational skills. Sound judgment and strong professional presence.  
  • Familiarity of modern and contemporary art a plus.
  • A desire and passion to learn every day.
  • Must be able to meet the physical requirements of the position, lifting 40+ pounds, carrying, pushing, pulling, kneeling, balancing, climbing, crouching, and reaching. Exposure to cleaning agents, such as window and wood cleaners, etc.
  • Must be able to work evenings, as needed, and weekends. 

 

EDUCATION AND WORK EXPERIENCE

  • High school diploma or equivalency certificate required. College preferred.
  • Previous retail experience a plus.

Please apply for this position online at:
https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=10556741

Guest Services Representative (Part-Time)
As the first person guests encounter, the Guest Services Representative is responsible for portraying a positive impression of the Albright-Knox and its mission. The Guest Services Representative provides exceptional customer service and shows the utmost dedication to the visitor experience. As a member of the museum’s front-line staff, the Guest Services Representative serves as a point of reference for guests, offering information pertaining to the Collection as well as the surrounding area and its cultural institutions.

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

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.