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Facilities Manager (Part-Time)

The Westmoreland Museum of American Art is seeking a part-time (25-34 hours/week) Facilities Manager. This position works with the Facilities, Technology & Finance Team and reports to the Director of Finance & Budgets.
Responsibilities:
This position at The Westmoreland oversees all aspects of the physical building and grounds of the Museum, including maintenance, technical staff and service contracts, and is responsible for the museum grounds and building in terms of their cleanliness and safety, especially in regard to the visitor’s experience. The essential functions are as follows:
  1. Responsible for the operation of the heating, ventilating and air conditioning system (HVAC) for the protection and preservation of the Museum’s collection.
  2. Plan and manage annual facilities budget; administer the purchasing function for the grounds and facility.
  3. Maintain and provide repairs for building security, fire protection and telephone systems, and all other general maintenance.
  4. First contact for irregular openings/closings, false alarms, and any other issues related to the security system.
  5. Maintain and operate emergency generator and power distribution system.
  6. Maintain inventory of cleaning and building supplies.
  7. Ensure museum grounds are safe and maintained including snow removal and grounds keeping.
  8. Work collaboratively and support other teams including art team; assist in special events, including set-up and tear-down, clean up, provide “back of the house” duties during events with coordination with the Manager of Special Events.
  9. Assignment of duties including weekly and daily priorities for direct reports.
Qualifications:
The following qualifications are needed for the successful candidate for this position:
  1. Completion of an Associate’s Degree in related field is preferred, but may be substituted by progressive equivalent job experience.
  2. Minimum experience should be at least 3 year in the supervision in the operation of a commercial or institutional facility.
  3. Possess a knowledge of heating, boilers, air conditioning, electrical and plumbing systems, including equipment maintenance and repairs.
  4. Valid PA driver’s license.
  5. Ability to lift and carry at least 50 pounds.
  6. Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed.
Artists with appropriate skills are encouraged to apply.Interested candidates please send letter of interest and resume to careers@thewestmoreland.org. The Westmoreland is an EOE. No phone calls, please.

Public Programs Coordinator (Part-Time)

The Westmoreland Museum of American Art is seeking an energetic and engaging part-time (25-30 hours/week) Public Programs Coordinator to join the Education Team immediately. 
Responsibilities:
The Public Programs Coordinator works with museum staff to implement programs that enrich the Museum’s mission, permanent collection, exhibitions and American art. Examples of such programming include lectures and special events, public and group tours and community outreach programs. This candidate reports directly to the Director of Education and Visitor Engagement.
The key responsibilities are:
  1. Supports implementation of educational events as needed.
  2. Facilitates all aspects of adult and school tours including scheduling, confirmations, invoicing and the coordination of docents, transportation, visitor service representatives and set up of galleries and lunch facilities.
  3. Works as a liaison between the Education Department and museum docents.
  4. Schedules Evening or Saturday programs, art camps and classes. 
  5. Tracks all data relevant to department performance and grant compliance including tour/outreach participation and associated income and/or expenses, volunteer hours and program expenditures.
Qualifications:
  1. Bachelor’s degree required.
  2. Knowledge of American art desirable.
  3. Must be able to work collaboratively in a team. Highly organized with excellent communication skills.
  4. Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel.
  5. Public speaking ability.
  6. Ability to manage multiple projects.
Interested candidates please send letter of interest and resume to careers@thewestmoreland.org. The Westmoreland is an EOE. No phone calls, please.

Visitor Services Representative (Part-Time)

The Visitor Services Representative (VSR) at The Westmoreland provides excellent visitor services for our guests. They ensure the protection and safety of our visitors, staff, the collection and the Museum’s physical facilities by being stationed in our galleries during public hours. All of our VSRs are welcoming to our visitors, providing general and wayfinding information as requested. As the VSRs are visible to the public on a regular basis, we expect them to deal with the public in a pleasant and diplomatic manner. The VSRs are also expected to assist if an accident or emergency occurs. The successful applicants should have prior customer service experience and must be able to communicate clearly and effectively with the public. The person should be able to stand for long periods of time, comfortable working with large crowds and physically able to react to emergency situations.Interested candidates, please send letter of interest and resume to Tina Klym-Snyder, Manager of Visitor Services at tklym-snyder@thewestmoreland.org. The Westmoreland is an EOE. No phone calls, please.

 

Internships

Advancement Intern (Part-Time, Unpaid)

The Advancement Office is seeking a part-time intern to work with the Advancement Team. This internship is a 6-10 hour a week unpaid position with a flexible schedule. Students will gain experience in a non-profit arts organization specifically with fundraising initiatives including grants, individual giving, corporate sponsorships, special events and membership by assisting with day-to-day operations and special projects. The Advancement Office also oversees the Museum’s retail operations, which include the museum store and food amenities, and facility rental program.Candidates must be detail oriented, reliable, with excellent writing skills. This position will include some orientation into strategic plan.
Duties include:
  • General office duties including data entry, scanning and filing.
  • Assisting with fundraising activities such as editing and processing direct mail appeals, responding to inquiries and communications.
  • Assisting at Museum events such as Art on Tap, cultivation events, music concerts, etc.
  • Researching new funding opportunities and membership/fundraising trends.
  • Working with museum store manager in analyzing store sales data.
  • Working with events manager in coordination of facility rental program and special events.
  • Working with Deputy Director/Director of Advancement on special projects and strategic initiatives, other duties as assigned.
Working Relationships:
The Deputy Director/Director of Advancement will supervise the intern position. Working closely under her direction, the student will identify priorities and scope of responsibilities and work cooperatively with all staff and volunteers to accomplish tasks. Additionally, student may interact with the general public on occasion.Interested candidates please send letter of interest and resume to Catena Bergevin, Deputy Director/Director of Advancement at cbergevin@thewestmoreland.org.

Marketing & Communications Intern (Part-Time, Unpaid)

The Westmoreland Museum of American Art is seeking a part-time intern for the Marketing & Public Relations Department. This internship is a minimum 10-12 hour a week unpaid position. The intern will gain experience in a non-profit arts organization by assisting with day-to-day operations in the Marketing & Public Relations Department.
Duties Include:
Assisting the Director of Marketing & Public Relations and the Manager of Communications, the intern will perform a variety of duties including but not limited to:
  • assisting with creation of press releases and any printed/electronic materials, such as newsletters, brochures, postcards, eNewsletters, eBlasts, etc.
  • entering the Museums’ events and exhibitions on event websites, including local travel and tourism sites, newspaper sites, arts news sites, etc., and researching new online event listing opportunities
  • researching current social media trends
  • coordinating grass roots marketing efforts
  • assisting at events such as Art on Tap, and/or other special events and programs
  • attending departmental and organization-wide meetings when available
  • general office duties such as data entry, coordination of mailings, etc.
  • performing other Marketing & Communications duties and special projects as assigned
  • photography and/or video recording/production experience is a plus
The intern will be supervised by the Manager of Communications. Working closely under her direction, the intern will identify priorities and scope of responsibilities and work cooperatively with all staff and volunteers to accomplish tasks. Additionally, the intern will have the opportunity to learn about a broad range of departmental operations.Interested candidates, please send letter of interest and resume to Kaitlyn Zurcher, Manager of Communications, at kzurcher@thewestmoreland.org. No phone calls, please.

 

Artist Opportunities

Request for Proposals – Art Happens Happenings

The Westmoreland Museum of American Art requests proposals from artists and performers for Happenings to be presented in conjunction with Art Happens at the Greensburg ArtsWalk on Saturday, April 14, 2018.
Examples of Happenings might include music performance, improvisational dance, poetry or spoken word, participatory activity, performative art making, or an interactive social media project that is inspired by the artwork at one of four Art Happens sites.
Eligibility: Visual, performing, literary, or musical artists. Students are eligible to apply.
Stipend: $1,000 per performance/project
Deadline for proposals: February 1, 2018
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