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Jobs

Our Albright-Knox team is made up of people who are passionate about art and who work hard to serve our audiences and help fulfill our mission. We often have openings in guest services, security, Shop AK, and AK Café, and we occasionally have openings in other areas, including advancement, curatorial, education, and maintenance.

How to Apply

The Albright-Knox is currently hiring for the following positions. Please follow the link under the open position to apply for that job. You may apply for multiple positions. No telephone inquires or general/unsolicited resumes, please.

Open Positions

Accessibility and Community Programs Coordinator (Full Time)

The Accessibility and Community Programs Coordinator is responsible for the Gallery’s Access AK programs and services, including Creative Connection and Verbal Description Sensory Tours. The Accessibility and Community Programs Coordinator is also responsible for community programming at the museum, including Veterans Connecting through Art, as well as organizing community exhibitions in the Education hallway space.

Duties and Responsibilities

Access AK Programs

  • Develop, design and lead Creative Connection tours and workshop sessions.
  • Work in consultation with agency staff to schedule and coordinate all Creative Connection group visits.
  • Plan and lead monthly tours for visually impaired visitors, with the assistance of specially trained docents.
  • Forge connections with agencies that serve populations targeted by Access AK, particularly groups that do not currently participate in the program.
  • Develop and produce descriptive audio tours for the collection and special exhibitions.

Community Programs

  • Plan and implement the Veterans Connecting through Art program.
  • Coordinate with participating organizations on the installation of community exhibitions in the Education hallway space.
  • Represent the Education and Community Engagement department at selected community events.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Work with Education and Community Engagement Department to plan and implement the museum’s annual Disability Awareness Celebration.
  • Conduct staff and volunteer training on access and interaction with visitors with disabilities.
  • Provide support for large-scale Education and Community Engagement programs, such as Art Alive.
  • Serve as the ADA compliance officer.
  • Prepare and oversee budgets for areas of responsibility.
  • Additional duties as assigned by the Director of Education and Community Engagement.

Required Qualifications

  • Minimum BA degree in Arts Education, an art-related field, or equivalent experience.
  • Experience working with populations with disabilities in a human services sector. Experience working with children and adults with intellectual disabilities is desirable.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to interact comfortably with all age groups.
  • Proven demonstration of creativity, patience, and flexibility.
  • Attention to detail, organizational skills, and ability to solve problems expediently.
  • Commitment and ability to working as part of a team.

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Guest Services Representative (Part Time)

As the first person guests encounter, the Guest Services Representative provides exceptional customer service and shows the utmost dedication to creating a positive visitor experience. A member of the museum’s front-line staff, the Guest Services Representative serves as a point of reference for visitors, offering information pertaining to the museum as well as the surrounding area and its cultural institutions.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Process tickets, gift certificates, and coupons in adherence with the museum’s ticketing, accounting, order fulfillment, and computer procedures.
  • Actively sell Albright-Knox memberships.
  • Reconcile own cash drawer at opening and closing of each day.
  • Collaborate with the Guest Services team to provide the highest degree of security and organization in cash drawer reconciliation and sales reporting.
  • Ensure accuracy and conformity of information entered into museum’s Altru database.
  • Handle monetary transactions at the Admissions Desk.
  • Answer phones when at desk.
  • Maintain neat public workspace and counters.
  • Maintain neat staging area for Guest Services materials.
  • Assist visitors and VIP guests at evening functions and special events.
  • Enforce parking procedures and policies.

Required Qualifications

  • Demonstrated ability to provide exceptional service to guests and staff.
  • Team player with strong attention to detail and excellent organizational skills.
  • Exceptional diplomacy and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to interact with all visitors and be the "face" of the institution.
  • Flexible availability, including evenings, weekends, and holidays.
  • Competency in Microsoft Office suite, including Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook, and Internet applications, as well as Blackbaud Altru (ticketing, special events, and membership management system).
  • Experience working with artists and high-level VIP guests preferred.
  • Coursework, experience, or degree in Art History or Museum Studies helpful.

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Curatorial Fellow (12 Months)

This position is generally supported by a grant from the Regional Economic Development Council Workforce Investment Arts Career Development Fellowships for Underrepresented Communities. The 12-Month Curatorial Fellow will provide specialized training in the curatorial field to a student or recent graduate who is a member of a group or groups that are historically underrepresented in the curatorial field and will further the goal of promoting pluralistic museums. This opportunity will provide hands-on, in-depth experience with the Albright-Knox’s world-renowned collection of modern and contemporary Art, and the Fellow will participate fully in the museum’s curatorial department, seeking to further that department’s research mission and goals.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Research and organize at least one exhibition during the Fellowship period.
  • Contribute substantial assistance and research (including occasional coordination, writing, and the organization of publications or labels) for the Albright-Knox’s larger collection exhibition program, which generates six large-scale, and seven to ten smaller scholarly and project-based exhibitions per year.
  • Contribute research to and participate in the development of the Albright-Knox’s robust annual program of acquisitions.
  • Work closely with the Adult Programs Coordinator to develop programming related to exhibitions and collections that support and enhance the museum’s public programming and audience development strategies.
  • Present at least one public lecture or presentation on research or exhibition projects.
  • Participate in docent and staff training and museum education.
  • Take on special research projects related to the collection.
  • Create personal development opportunities to cultivate knowledge of trends and developments in modern and contemporary Art.  
  • Participate in leadership training with designated members of the museum’s management team and mentoring with the museum’s curators.
  • Attend the College Art Association’s Annual Conference.

Required Qualifications

  • MA in art history or curatorial studies required.
  • Experience working on exhibitions preferred.
  • Curiosity about and passion for modern and contemporary Art and artists.
  • Highly motivated with aspirations to make a difference in the museum field.
  • Strong research background and writing skills.
  • Experience working in an office environment.
  • Organized, with an ability both to handle multiple projects and see the big picture while managing micro details.
  • Ability to adapt to change, identify places where help is required, and take initiative to provide it.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Outlook, Word, and Excel (including mail merge, creating labels, and databases), as well as image management (Adobe Photoshop, etc.).

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Please be advised that due to the high volume of applicants, we are only able to contact those candidates whose skills and background best fit the needs of the open positions. Thank you for your interest in working with our team at the Albright-Knox.

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.

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    Many of our current staff members are former interns. If you are a current college or graduate student, or a recent graduate, we invite you to apply for our internship program.

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