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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.

Intergenerational Programs Coordinator (Full Time) (Application deadline: 8/31)
Lead Art Preparator (Full Time)
Cleaner (Full Time)
AK Café Kitchen Assistant (Part Time) 
Shop AK Associate (Part Time)
Security Guard (Part Time)
Art Preparator (Part Time, Temporary—Fall 2016)


Intergenerational Programs Coordinator (Full Time)

The Intergenerational Programs Coordinator is responsible for intergenerational programs, including M&T FIRST FRIDAYS @ THE GALLERY family programming, art classes for families and children, and programs for teens and college students. He/she will also assist with teacher and docent programs. The Intergenerational Programs Coordinator reports directly to the Director of Education and Community Engagement. The deadline for applications is August 31.

Position Details

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 

Family Programs

  • Plan family programs, events, and activities for M&T FIRST FRIDAYS.
  • Develop and manage family programs for special exhibitions.
  • Lead coordination of annual Art Alive event.

 

Teen Programs

  • Plan and implement AK Teens programs, including Future Curators, Building a Portfolio Art Classes, and Portfolio Review Day.

 

College Programs

  • Develop and implement programs for college students, including M&T FIRST FRIDAYS College Night.
  • Manage the museum’s internship program for college students.

 

Studio Classes and Workshops

  • Develop and manage children and youth studio classes for ages 4 to 17 year-round.
  • Develop and manage art classes for families throughout the year. 

 

Teacher and Docent Programs

  • Work with the School and Docent Programs Coordinator to review and revise existing pre-K–12 lesson plans, and to develop new lesson plans.
  • Work with the School and Docent Programs Coordinator to review and revise current school tour topics, develop new topics, and develop training on topics for the docent corps.

 

Additional Responsibilities

  • Provide support for large-scale education and community engagement programs.
  • Represent the Education and Community Engagement department at select museum meetings and committees.
  • Maintain records for all programs, and prepare quarterly and annual reports.
  • Prepare and oversee budgets for areas of responsibility.
  • Additional duties as assigned by the Director of Education and Community Engagement.

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree minimum in art history, art education, or museum studies.  Master’s degree preferred.
  • Experience planning public programs or events, especially in a museum or cultural organization setting. 
  • Experience working with children and families required. 
  • 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=15356881 


Lead Art Preparator (Full Time)

The Lead Art Preparator manages all aspects regarding the handling and movement of any artwork on-site and offsite; requires close collaboration with curators, registrars, buildings and grounds staff, and security personnel to ensure the timely installation of special and collection-based exhibitions; and assists Albright-Knox staff and outside researchers requiring access to works in the collection. This position necessitates a creative problem-solver who will thrive in a fast-paced work environment and is suited to the art museum setting. 

Position Details

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Supervise the day-today activities of the Art Preparation Department, including hiring, training, scheduling, and directing department team members, as well as freelance staff. 
  • Ensure the safe installation, de-installation, storage, packing and unpacking, and receipt/release of all works of art in the collection and works on loan to the museum.
  • Aid the Registrar’s Department in maintaining an accurate storage inventory of the collection. 
  • Maintain all of the museum’s art storage areas, ordering supplies, materials, tools, and equipment as needed.
  • Oversee the delivery and pick-up artwork from offsite storage locations, framers, conservators, private collectors, and artist studios.
  • Assist Registrar’s Department with documentation of installation/de-installation procedures for works of art. 
  • Partner with the Registrar’s Department to maintain protocol for responsibilities associated with the movement and installation of works of art.
  • Accompany works of art and oversee their installation or de-installation at other venues, when necessary (or arrange for the appropriate team member to complete these tasks).
  • Estimate departmental budgetary and personnel needs and implement cost-control measures such as energy conservation, evaluation of project work bids, etc.
  • Create and submit update for quarterly Director’s Report to the Director’s Office.
  • Attend bi-weekly Department Head and Curatorial Meetings.

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor of Arts degree required; Master’s of Fine Arts preferred.
  • Five-plus years practice as an art preparator in a museum setting, with demonstrated managerial experience.
  • Ability to efficiently delegate, supervise, and mentor staff.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects within an ever-changing environment.
  • Impeccable art installation and art handling skills, with expertise in art processes and materials.
  • Applicable experience in the preparation of art objects for exhibition and loan.
  • Ability to use various hand tools, including, if possible, fork and scissor lifts.
  • Excellent communication skills—written, verbal, and interpersonal—with immediate team and members of the staff, external contractors, and other museum professionals.
  • Must be results-driven, energetic, diplomatic, highly organized, detail oriented, and collaborative.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office software requested. 
  • Must be available to occasionally work evenings and weekends.

Please apply for this position online at:
https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=15333181 


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


AK Café Kitchen Assistant (Part Time)
  

Position Details

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

In compliance with Department of Health standards:

  • Occasionally assist in completing basic food orders (heating, simple grilling, arranging and decorating desserts, etc.).
  • Clean food preparation equipment (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, and cleaning spills).

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Familiarity with Department of Health standards.
  • Effective communication skills and ability to follow directions.
  • Efficient, quick, and able to work 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=15392621


Shop AK Associate (Part Time)

The Shop AK Associate ensures that museum patrons receive outstanding customer service, with exceptional and friendly communication as well as solid 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 flexible a schedule, including days 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=15363151 


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


Art Preparator (PART TIME, TEMPORARY—FALL 2016)

Art Preprators assist with all aspects related to the duties of the Art Preparation Department. Under general supervision from current team members, they must provide a variety of skills related to the handling of works of art to assist in the receipt, installation, and deinstallation of special exhibitions, as well as daily tasks related to the care and maintenance of the museum’s collection.

Position Details

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Maintain museum-standard safety operations related to the proper handling of works of art.
  • Follow museum’s protocol related to the movement, packing, unpacking, receipt, and release of works of art within the museum and its related properties.
  • Assist the Registrar’s Department by maintaining protocols related to works of art storage inventory.
  • Perform duties related to the organization and upkeep of art storage areas and Art Preparation offices.
  • Assist team members with the transport of objects from the museum to its off-site storage facility.

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Sensitive to the safety and care of works of art.
  • Must thrive in a team-modeled environment.
  • Knowledge of standard tools, practices, and methods related to the care and display of works of art.
  • Experience handling and moving art in a museum/gallery setting.
  • General knowledge in the application of a variety of materials such as adhesives, lumber mechanical fasteners, plastics, and fabrics.
  • Able to stand, climb, reach, balance, lift, and set objects up to 50 pounds.
  • Highly organized with an attention to detail.
  • Must be able to manage time effectively.
  • Display good judgment and decision-making skills.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively, both in writing and verbally.
  • Results-driven and energetic.
  • Desire to participate in opportunities to advance personal and professional growth.
  • Must be available to work occasional evenings and weekends.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.
  • Must be able to provide two references.
  • Previous experience with rigging and crating a plus.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office software (calendar, task module, email organization) preferred.

Please apply for this position online at:
https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=15349291


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