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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

Security Guard (Full- and Part-Time Positions)

The Security Guard reports to Security Supervisors and the Chief Financial Officer.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ensure physical security for protection of people, cultural property, and physical structures of the museum.
  • Perform routine security patrols.
  • Procedural security to include enforcing the museum's key and security badge control policy.
  • Investigate and report to the Control Room 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 acts always in a professional manner.
  • Listen with empathy to employee and patron issues and concerns.
  • Report all art incidents, accidents, medical emergencies, suspicious activities, crisis, or emergency situations (e.g., fire alarms) to the Control Center and respond to these events as directed.
  • Respectfully enforce all museum policies to visitors and staff.
  • Other duties as assigned by on-site Supervisors or the Chief Financial Officer.

Required Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Security experience is required; experience in protection of cultural properties, museums, libraries, hospitality venues, or hospitals is preferred.
  • Current New York State Security License required.
  • 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.

Apply for this position online

Kitchen Assistant (Part Time)

The Kitchen Assistant works with the café team to prepare food and deliver top customer service to our patrons. The Kitchen Assistant reports directly to the AK Café Manager.

Duties and Responsibilities

In compliance with Department of Health Standards:

  • Complete food orders (basic food preparation such as heating, simple grilling), arrange and decorate desserts, and prepare coffee and other beverages
  • Serve patrons
  • Maintain espresso/cappuccino machines
  • Clean food preparation equipment (stove, refrigerators, grill tops), work areas, counters, and tables
  • Run dishwasher and put all dishes away
  • Perform side work as requested by restaurant manager
  • Maintain kitchen, keeping it in a clean orderly manner, including sweeping, vacuuming, cleaning spills, etc.
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

  • Familiarity with Department of Health standards
  • Effective customer service skills
  • Must be efficient, quick, and work well in a team
  • High school diploma or equivalency certificate required
  • Related experience preferred

Apply for this position online

Pantry Chef (Part Time)

The Pantry Chef will work with the café team to prepare food, including soup and salads, and deliver top customer service to our patrons. The Pantry Chef reports directly to the AK Café Manager.

Duties and Responsibilities

In compliance with Department of Health Standards:

  • Complete food orders (basic food preparation such as heating, simple grilling) and arrange and decorate desserts
  • Clean food preparation equipment (stove, refrigerators, grill tops), work areas, counters, and tables
  • Run dishwasher and put all dishes away
  • Perform side work as requested by restaurant manager
  • Maintain kitchen, keeping it in a clean orderly manner, including sweeping, vacuuming, cleaning spills, etc.
  • Other duties as assigned

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 (hours typically 10 am–3 pm)
  • High school diploma or equivalency certificate required
  • Kitchen experience strongly preferred

Apply for this position online

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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