Gallery Attendants, Art @Bainbridge and Art on Hulfish (Casual/Hourly)

Requisition # 2021-13543
Date Posted 2 months ago(10/12/2021 3:29 PM)
Department
Art Museum
Category
Food Services and Dining
Job Type
Temporary

Overview

The Princeton University Art Museum seeks applications for Gallery Attendants to work at Art@Bainbridge, a gallery housed in the carefully restored colonial-era Bainbridge House at 158 Nassau Street in downtown Princeton NJ and at Art on Hulfish, a photo forward exhibition space at 11 Hulfish Street also in downtown Princeton. This visitor focused position provides the opportunity to work within the context of an art museum that is intimate in scale yet expansive in scope, supporting a dynamic exhibition program and an array of educational initiatives. As part of the Education Team, Gallery Attendants are responsible for providing a welcoming and engaging experience for all visitors.

 

With a collecting history that extends back to 1755, the Princeton University Art Museum is one of the leading university art museums in the country, with collections that have grown to include more than 112,000 works of art ranging from ancient to contemporary art and spanning the globe. Committed to advancing Princeton’s teaching and research missions, the Art Museum also serves as a gateway to the University for visitors from around the world. The Museum’s main building is currently closed for the construction of a bold and welcoming new building, designed in partnership with Sir David Adjaye and slated to open in late 2024.

 

To learn more about the Princeton University Art Museum, visit artmuseum.princeton.edu.

Responsibilities

Responsibilities:

  • Welcome visitors and answer questions.
  • Provide information about exhibitions, exhibition spaces, activities, programs and the Art Museum in general.
  • Conduct visitor evaluations and track daily attendance.
  • Assure that activity spaces are clean and fully stocked with necessary materials and facilitate activities as needed.
  • Gallery Attendants are expected to find a sub if they are not able to work their shift. They are also expected to sub for other Gallery Attendants when needed.
  • Assist with promotion, setup, and support of a variety of programs.
  • Complete other tasks as needed.
  • Flexible work schedule required which may include hours on Saturdays, Sundays, and some evenings.

Qualifications

Qualifications:

  • Customer service experience required: experience working with the public, serving as front-line staff, and/or a penchant for connecting with visitors in a public forum.
  • Strong communication skills and comfort engaging with diverse audiences required.
  • Must be punctual and reliable.
  • Commitment to providing current, accurate, and helpful information.
  • A willingness to engage in continuous learning about current exhibitions and events.
  • A background in art history is not necessary; a passion for the arts is strongly preferred.

 

Be advised that you will be contacted only if there is further interest in your application. Your candidate dashboard may not display status updates for this requisition.

 

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW

Standard Weekly Hours

0.00

Eligible for Overtime

Yes

Benefits Eligible

No

Probationary Period

N/A

Essential Services Personnel (see policy for detail)

No

Physical Capacity Exam Required

Review

Valid Driver’s License Required

No

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