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Employment

Gallery Host

The Westmoreland Museum of American Art is looking for an enthusiastic individual to provide excellent visitor services in various areas of the museum as part of the Visitor Experiences & Special Events Team. The Gallery Host ensures a secure and safe facility for our visitors, volunteers, employees, and the protection of the Museum’s assets and collections. They will also be cross-trained to provide support as a Museum Shop Sales Associate and Café Associate when needed.
Duties:
  • Provides Visitor Services in Gallery
    • Acknowledges and welcomes all visitors regardless of age, gender, race, religion, and physical capacity.
    • Safeguards and protects the collection through observation and inspection of the galleries.
    • Provides information to visitors as requested about directions, hours, upcoming events, exhibition details and membership benefits.
    • Assists visitors, volunteers and employees if an accident or emergency occurs and follows Museum procedures in responding to the emergency.
    • Must be able to work weekends and holidays
  • Provides Café Services
    • Serves wide variety of food and beverages to customers with fast, friendly, and personalized service.
    • Prepares food and beverages according to Museum standards.
    • Stocks food and beverages; checks and restocks expired products.
    • Operates cash register through POS system, processes credit card transactions, and handles cash including opening and closing reconciliations. Communicates promptly financial discrepancies to Manager.
    • Maintains a clean and sanitized workstation and café seating area
    • Assists visitors, volunteers and employees if an accident or emergency occurs and follows Museum procedures in responding to the emergency.
  • Provides Museum Shop Support
    • Greets customers, assists them with their shopping, rings up purchases, recommends items for purchase, answers phones and Internet inquiries and sends out products ordered.
    • Assists in meeting sales goals and performing inventory management.
    • Assist in Shop for Museum events
Physical Environment
  1. Must be able to stand for long periods of time (4-6 hours).
  2. Must be physically able to react in emergency and must be able to climb multiple sets of stairs.
  3. Must be comfortable working with large crowds.
  4. Must be able to remain alert during quiet periods in the galleries.
  5. Must be available to work flexible hours including days, evenings, weekends and holidays.
  6. Must be available to work flexible hours including days, evenings, weekends and holidays.
Minimum Qualifications
  1. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older.
  2. Prior customer service experience and interest in learning.
  3. Must be able to communicate clearly and effectively with people.
  4. Ability to use Point of Sale retail systems and Microsoft Excel and Word.
  5. Must follow internal policies and procedures for safely performing Museum Shop and Cafe functions
Employment offers are contingent upon satisfactory verification or criminal, and/or employment background checks.
The Westmoreland is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

 

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. 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 Director of Advancement on special projects and strategic initiatives, other duties as assigned.
Working Relationships:
The 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 Sarah Rowe, Employee Benefits Manager, at srowe@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 for Spring 2018. 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 Sarah Rowe, Employee Benefits Manager, at srowe@thewestmoreland.org.

 

Artist & Other Opportunities

Pop-Up Exhibitions

The Westmoreland is accepting proposals for Pop-Up Exhibitions, which are held in the Robertshaw Gallery (adjacent to the lobby on the 1st floor). Artists working in all media will be considered. Site-specific installations are welcome. Guidelines for submitting proposals are available on Submittable.

Musicians, Bands, and Performing Artists!

Calling all musicians, bands, and all those with musical talent! The Westmoreland Museum of American Art is offering open performance spaces to musicians for rehearsal or jam session on Wednesday evenings from 5-7pm from July through October 2019. Bring your talent, equipment and your friends and come jam in the Museum! Prior registration is required. To register, please fill out this Submittable Form.

 

Calling All Writers for Analog Scroll Opportunity!

The Westmoreland Museum of American Art is seeking to commission four writers from southwestern Pennsylvania to propose site-specific text to be added to the public art project Analog Scroll on the North Main Street Bridge in Greensburg over the course of the next four years. Each selected writer will be commissioned to write an original, site-specific poem/text for the bridge that will be on-site for a one-year period. For more information and to apply, click Analog Scroll – Call for Writers.

 

Docents

The Westmoreland is looking for Docents who will be available to lead tours through the Museum, providing guidance and information about works in the featured exhibitions and permanent collection galleries.
No prior art experience is required. Training will be provided. Docents are asked to commit to two meetings a month, and the tour schedule is flexible. For more information and to register, please call 724-837-1500 x119.