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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.


Manager of Membership and Leadership Annual Giving (Full Time)

The Manager of Membership and Leadership Annual Giving is responsible for the overall strategy and management of the Albright-Knox’s broad-based membership program and all other fundraising appeals of an annual nature. The primary focus of this position is to raise revenue by promoting membership acquisition, retention, and growth at all levels, creating and deploying traditional and digital annual fund campaigns, and taking a leadership role in promoting gift upgrades. A successful Manager of Membership and Leadership Annual Giving will be externally facing and accessible and well known to Members at all levels. The Manager of Membership and Leadership Annual Giving reports to the Director of Advancement.

Position Details

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Cultivate relationships with existing and new Members and engage them as potential donors and lifelong museum supporters. Personally solicit upgrades to Donor Circle level memberships.
  • Develop and implement creative and innovative membership sales and upgrade strategies which target an appropriate audience and ultimately increase revenue.
  • Assure fulfillment of all Member benefits at all donor levels.
  • Oversee the coordination of all membership renewals and associated acknowledgements, with the Advancement Associate.
  • Oversee coordination with the museum’s interactive, web, social media, communications, and marketing staff. Develop all collateral messaging to Members, supporters, and prospects. Draft and edit paper and digital marketing materials.
  • Conceptualize and deploy tri-annual annual fund campaigns in traditional and digital formats.
  • Significantly contribute to revenue forecasting; analyze membership and annual fund donor base to make data-driven decisions.
  • Coordinate and manage membership events and oversee a calendar of events intended to engage and steward Members and donors.
  • Work with the guest services department and membership desk to create a strong museum visitor/Member experience. Train retail and admissions staff on on-site membership needs, including registration, renewal, and benefits.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

COMPENTENCIES AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Two-year college degree required. Four-year degree preferred.
  • Three or more years experience in development or a related field, with proven experience in donor/membership relations or client relationships.
  • Superior Raiser’s Edge skills, including database management and troubleshooting, querying and exporting information, and training other staff on basic procedures.
  • Excellent administrative computer skills, including strong working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint. Ability to use the Internet fluently for research purposes.
  • Highly developed written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong planning, organizational, and follow-through skills with ability to supervise staff and volunteers.
  • Motivated self-starter with ability to work independently as well as function as part of a dynamic team.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including weekends and evening hours when required.
  • Arts or cultural professional experience highly desirable.

Please apply for this position online at:
https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=13014571


Art Preparator (Part Time, Temporary—May 2015)

The Art Preparator assists staff and outside researchers requiring access to works in the AK’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.

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 sculpture.
  • Maintain storage inventory with the 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, 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 at:
https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=13108361  


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=12266011


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.