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Custodian (Part-Time)

The Westmoreland Museum of American Art is looking to fill a Part-Time Custodian position. The Custodian is responsible for maintaining the building and grounds by providing janitorial and housekeeping services, some repair services, support to special events as requested and performing all job duties with the visitor’s experience in mind. This position is Regular Part-Time, 20-34 hours per week, with an average of 24 hours worked.
Duties:
  • Patrols the interior and exterior of the building daily for identification of issues and clearing of obstacles or debris.
  • Cleans the breakroom and catering kitchens.
  • Cleans and checks restrooms as needed daily.
  • Removes trash by emptying all trash containers, transports materials to disposal area and recycles materials as appropriate.
  • Mop galleries, stairs, studio, basement and lobby on schedule provided by Facilities Manager
  • Do light yard work and light snow removal as scheduled.
  • Check the HVAC equipment is working daily.
  • Vacuums and disinfects offices and staff lounge regularly.
  • Washes windows and doors as needed.
  • Dusts offices as requested.
  • Keeps cleaning equipment operational by following manufacturers operating and care guidelines; completes operator repairs and parts replacement.
  • Assists in maintaining inventory of cleaning supplies.
  • Keep a neat and organized supply room.
  • Provide assistance with special events and museum programs as requested.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Previous experience in a service position and supply management.
  • Commitment to providing excellent service and ability to work both independently and collaboratively as a team member.
  • Ability to take initiative in performing job functions.
  • Ability to lift and carry 50-70 pounds.
Working Conditions:
  • May be exposed to heights in performing job duties.
  • Must be able to work outdoors in performing job duties when necessary.
  • Available to work evenings and weekends as needed to support Museum activities.
  • Valid PA driver’s license – must arrive promptly and be reliable.
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.
Please send resume and letter of interest to careers@thewestmoreland.org. No phone calls please.

 

Facilities Manger (Part-Time)

The Facilities Manager oversees all aspects of the physical building and grounds of the Museum, including maintenance, technical staff and service contracts. The incumbent directs staff to maintain the museum grounds and building in terms of cleanliness and safety, especially in regard to the visitor’s experience. This position is Regular Part-Time, 20-34 hours per week. The Facilities Manager is a part of the Facilities Team and supervises Custodian and Facilities Event Staff.
Duties:
Building Management
  • Responsible for the operation and monitoring of the heating, ventilating and air conditioning system (HVAC) for the protection and preservation of the Museum’s collection and staff. Monitors these systems through complex technology.
  • Maintains and coordinates for HVAC, security, fire protection and telephone systems, and all other general maintenance. Maintains relationships with all vendors. Manages and negotiates all contracts.
  • First contact (24/7) for security for irregular openings/closings, false alarms, and any other issues related to the security system. Issues security passes for staff.
  • Maintains and operates emergency generator and power distribution system.
  • Ensures museum grounds are safe and maintained and snow removed timely.
Administration
  • Maintains inventory of cleaning and building supplies.
  • Plans and manage annual facilities budget; administers the purchasing function for the grounds and facility, approves all invoices.
  • Works collaboratively and supports all teams; assists in special events, including set-up and tear-down, and clean up; provides “back of the house” duties during events, coordinates with Director of Visitor Experiences and Events.
  • Supervises staff by assigning daily and weekly priorities, scheduling, managing time off, approves time cards, validates accuracy of time reported, evaluates performance, trains staff as needed, and communicates regularly.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Associate Degree in related field preferred or additional 2-4 years of progressive experience.
  • 3 to 5 years of supervisory experience operating a commercial or institutional facility.
  • Demonstrated expert background and knowledge of heating, boilers, air conditioning, electrical and plumbing systems, including equipment maintenance and repairs.
  • Must have demonstrated computer and technology skills and be able to understand complex technology of all facility related systems including cameras.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of cleaning and maintenance safety and security procedures. Must be able to follow Museum safety and security protocols
Working Conditions:
  • Must be able to lift and carry at least 50 lbs.
  • Will be exposed to weather extremes including snow, rain, and heat in performing duties
  • Must be available to work evenings and weekends as needed.
  • Hold a valid PA driver’s license – must arrive promptly and be reliable.
Employment offers are contingent upon satisfactory verification of 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.
If interested, please send a cover letter and resume to careers@thewestmoreland.org No phone calls please.

 

Internships

There are no current openings at this time. Please check back later for internship opportunities.

 

Artist & Other Opportunities

Call for Student Artwork for a Virtual Regional Student Exhibition:

To help showcase the amazing talent of art students of all ages in our surrounding communities, The Westmoreland is putting out a call for student art, which will be featured in a Virtual Regional Student Exhibition and showcased on our website and social media platforms! For more information and submission guidelines, click here.

 

Call for Proposals for Regional Artist Exhibitions:

The Westmoreland is accepting proposals for exhibitions, which are held in the Robertshaw Gallery (adjacent to the lobby on the 1st floor). Regional artists working in all media and living within a 150-mile radius of Greensburg/Pittsburgh, PA will be considered. Site-specific installations are welcome. For more information about submission guidelines, please contact Curatorial Assistant Bonnie West at 724.837.1500 x129 or bwest@thewestmoreland.org.

 

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, please contact Curatorial Assistant Bonnie West at 724.837.1500 x129 or bwest@thewestmoreland.org.

 

In Search of Artist Educators:

The Westmoreland is in search of artists and makers to host Pop-Up Studios. Pop-Up Studios are geared towards adults (ages 18 and above) and take place once a month on a Wednesday evening, 6-8pm, in the Museum studio. These classes give adult attendees the opportunity to discover different techniques, work with various types of media and explore their creative side in a relaxing environment with snacks, drinks and expert instruction. Interested in hosting a Pop-Up Studio or have some questions? Please contact Studio Programs Coordinator Michael Carsone at 724.837.1500 x 146 or mcarsone@thewestmoreland.org.