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Employment

Full-Time Institutional Giving Manager

The Westmoreland Museum of American Art is at an exciting moment and looking for an enthusiastic fundraising professional to take a growing and well-regarded institutional funding program to the next level as the Institutional Giving Manager.
The Institutional Giving Manager, reporting to the Director of Advancement, will manage all aspects of foundation and government grant and corporate sponsorship activities including the strategy for identifying funding opportunities. Working collaboratively with other teams within The Westmoreland, the individual will be directly involved in the development and execution of a comprehensive institutional funder plan to support the Museum’s exhibition, collection, education and public programming. The ideal candidate will be extremely organized, an excellent writer, and have an ability to incorporate and assess data to develop stronger cases for support in proposals, reports and sponsor submissions.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
– In collaboration with the Director of Advancement, identify and cultivate new sources of institutional support, and manage a portfolio of foundation, government and corporate funders and sponsors including stewardship and renewal of existing or lapsed institutional funders and corporate sponsors.
– Write compelling grant and sponsorship proposals and timely reports to secure new commitments and renewals.
– Work closely with the Curatorial, Collection and Exhibitions and Learning, Engagement, and Partnerships teams to prioritize fundraising opportunities and to craft letters of inquiry, proposals and reports.
– Recruit sponsorships for the Museum’s exhibitions and public programs; lead the corporate membership program; and solicit corporate support for the museum’s education and community access initiatives. Oversee sponsor fulfillment obligations.
– Steward state, and federal support of the Museum and oversee compliance with state and federal grant requirements.
– Oversee the Pennsylvania Partner in the Arts (PPA) program and grant making and outreach activities to small arts organizations in Westmoreland and neighboring counties.
– Work closely with Finance department to ensure the inclusion of accurate budgets in proposals and reports, and processing of government reimbursements and sponsor invoices.
– Oversee the tracking of all grant proposal and report deadlines, letters of acknowledgment and other materials and correspondence.
– In collaboration with Advancement Department and other departments as appropriate, provide support for special projects and events including the annual signature event.
– Other duties as assigned.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  1. Bachelor’s degree and at least 3 years of experience with grants management experience.
  2. Understanding of grants management and track record of securing significant grants from foundations, government and corporations.
  3. Ability to work and communicate with a wide range of internal and external constituents.
  4. Outstanding written and verbal skills.
  5. Ability to function in a fast-paced, high volume, multi-faceted, results-oriented work environment and to analyze issues, identify priorities, manage projects and make decisions expeditiously.
  6. Experience with research tools and developing funder research profiles; comfort with budgeting.
  7. Working knowledge of fundraising CRM software; experience with Salsa preferred.
Employment offers are contingent upon satisfactory verification FBI fingerprint, PA Child Abuse (Act 33) and PA Criminal (Act 34) Clearances.
The Museum is committed to creating a diverse work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. The Museum does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other category protected under applicable federal, state, or local law. We encourage individuals of all backgrounds to apply.
Please send resume and letter of interest to careers@thewestmoreland.org. No phone calls please.

 

Full-Time Public Programs Manager

The Public Programs Manager will plan, develop, coordinate, and implement public programs and community engagement strategies that reflect and enrich The Westmoreland’s mission, exhibitions, and permanent collection. The individual will research and think creatively to design programs that highlight diverse viewpoints, engage and inspire visitors of all ages, and create lasting community partnerships.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
– Research, design, implement, and evaluate a robust roster of creative and innovative public programs (in person, virtual, and hybrid) in partnership with the DOLEAP to inspire visitors of all ages. Include but not limited to: lectures, panel discussions, artist talk, and participatory experiences that respond to the Museum’s mission, collection and exhibitions. Support DOLEAP with Artist in Residence program.
– Leads programming meetings, collaborating with staff in other departments to lead and shape public programs to be relevant, responsive and audience focused. Participates in other cross functional team meetings as needed.
– Manages and coordinates all aspects of public programs, including contracts, scheduling, facilities, technology, travel, accommodations, and payments. Works with the DOLEAP to help support programs as needed.
– Work with the DOLEAP to build public engagement with the Museum, developing relationships with peers from other institutions, community organizations, and nurturing cultural partnerships in the local community and beyond.
– Tracks all data relevant to department performance and grant compliance participation and associated income and/or expenses, volunteer hours and program expenditures.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  1. Bachelor’s degree required.
  2. Knowledge of American art desirable.
  3. Must be able to work collaboratively as part of a team
  4. Highly organized, able to manage multiple projects, excellent communication skills, public speaking ability.
Employment offers are contingent upon satisfactory verification FBI fingerprint, PA Child Abuse (Act 33) and PA Criminal (Act 34) Clearances.
The Museum is committed to creating a diverse work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. The Museum does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other category protected under applicable federal, state, or local law. We encourage individuals of all backgrounds to apply.
Please send resume and letter of interest to careers@thewestmoreland.org. No phone calls please.

 

Full-Time Curator of American Art

The Westmoreland Museum of American Art seeks an innovative, creative, and inclusive Curator of American Art that will boldly redefine American art for the 21st century by sharing authority, presenting a diversity of perspectives, and dismantling and expanding the canonical traditions of presenting and interpreting American art.
The Curator of American Art is responsible for developing the Museum’s collection strategy with an emphasis on diversifying the collection’s representation of artists and media; generating innovative concepts for internally-generated exhibitions; identifying compelling exhibitions to bring to the Museum; producing written scholarship for peers and the public; developing an audience centered interpretive strategy in collaboration with other departments; participating in programming, both within the Museum and throughout the community; and testing new ideas without fear of failure.
The incumbent must be an accomplished professional in the field of American art with a record of distinguished original scholarship, publications, exhibitions, creativity, and experimentation. The ideal candidate also understands the needs of the public in creating diverse, inclusive, and accessible exhibitions and interpretation and has a demonstrated engagement with communities. While the core of the collection is 18th to mid-20th Century, the Curator of American Art should also have experience working with living artists. This person will play a critical role in developing strategic direction and objectives for their department as well as The Westmoreland to operate as a Museum for the 21st century.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Collections
Responsible for the growth and direction of the permanent collection.
Manages the Collections Committee of the Board of Trustees to implement and update the Collections Management Policy, and determine acquisitions/deaccessions. With the Director/CEO, cultivates long-term relationships with donors and collectors to attract gifts and acquisitions funds.
In collaboration with the Director of Collections and Exhibition Management, determines the collection insurance values. Works closely with the Director of Collections and Exhibition Management to identify and prioritize conservation plan and establish protocols that ensure the safety of temporary exhibitions and permanent collection.
In collaboration with the Director of Collections and Exhibition Management, prepares the Permanent Collection strategic plan; updates the Emergency Response and Preparedness Plan with regards to the Collection and temporary exhibitions.
Exhibitions
Responsible for the generating of original and compelling exhibitions for a dynamic and rotating permanent collection presentation; organizing original temporary and touring exhibitions, and identifying traveling exhibitions that fulfill the Museum’s mission. Generates loan requests to other institutions.
In collaboration with Marketing and Public Relations Department, develops permanent collection and temporary exhibition graphics/signage and visual identity.
In collaboration with Learning, Engagement and Partnerships Department, develops visitor centered interpretive strategies that engage and are accessible to the public including the use of visitor studies and evaluation to inform decisions.
Scholarship and Programs
Produces scholarship in areas of expertise and brings external scholars to assess the collection and further develop scholarship that advances research in American art and brings new perspectives to the field.
Publishes in both internal and external publications; writes catalogue essays, text panels, gallery guides, labels, narratives for grant proposals, books, and conducts research to support other departments.
Advises on the creation of traditional and non-traditional program offerings both onsite and throughout the community in collaboration with Learning, Engagement and Partnerships Department.
Travels to present at conferences regionally and nationally.
Management
In alignment with the Museum’s values, manages department in a welcoming, inclusive, collaborative, kind and inspiring way. Supervision will include interns, independent contractors, volunteers and future supervision of Curatorial Assistant as part of succession transition.
Participates in strategic planning process as a member of senior leadership team to establish short and long-term goals.
Collaborates with the Director of Collections and Exhibition Management to develop annual budget for permanent collection maintenance, conservation, and other art activities. Develops and manages temporary exhibition budget.
QUALIFICATIONS:
  1. Master’s degree in Art History; specializing in 19th and 20th century American art.
  2. Minimum 3-5 years of professional curatorial experience.
  3. Extensive knowledge of collections management, exhibition development, and best museum practices and procedures (AAM, AAMC and AAMD standards).
  4. Published in area of specialization.
  5. Proven ability to build strong relationships with prominent members of the art community including patrons, donors, artists, internal and external colleagues.
  6. Strong organizational and research skills.
  7. Excellent written and verbal communication skills; strong public speaker.
  8. Technical knowledge and ability with computer, internet, and database systems.
  9. Strong supervisory skills, demonstrated ability to strategically manage and mentor staff.
  10. Ability to work collaboratively in a team with a wide range of people including Board members, staff, volunteers, interns, artists, lenders and donors.
The Westmoreland Museum of American Art offers a competitive salary in the range of $75,000 to $85,000 (dependent on past experience) and the following benefits package:
Paid vacation, holiday, personal, and sick days
Flexible work arrangements
Opportunity to participate in 403(b) Retirement Plan
Medical, Vision, Short Term Disability, Life Insurance and Dental Insurance plans available
Museum Membership
Employee Assistance Program and other Wellness Opportunities
Museum Shop Discounts
Event Rental Discounts
Employment offers are contingent upon satisfactory verification FBI fingerprint, PA Child Abuse (Act 33) and PA Criminal (Act 34) Clearances.
The Museum is committed to creating a diverse work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. The Museum does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other category protected under applicable federal, state, or local law. We encourage individuals of all backgrounds to apply.
Please send resume and letter of interest to careers@thewestmoreland.org. No phone calls please.

 

Part-Time Museum Shop Associate

The Westmoreland Museum of American Art is seeking a part-time Museum Shop Sales Associate for weekend and occasional evening hours. This position works with the Visitor Experiences & Events Team and reports to the Museum Shop Manager. Essential duties include greeting and servicing shop visitors, assisting in meeting monthly sales goals, cash handling, and inventory maintenance and merchandising as directed by the Shop Manager.
Candidates for this position must be flexible, reliable, and possess strong communication skills. Prior retail sales and/or service experience in a customer-oriented environment, and ability to use Point of Sale retail system is preferred. Individuals must be available to work flexible hours including days, evenings, weekends and holidays. This position is Part-time, less than 20 hours per week.
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 characteristics protected by law.
To apply, please send your cover letter and resume to careers@thewestmoreland.org.

 

Part-Time Gallery Host

The Westmoreland Museum of American Art seeks an enthusiastic individual to work in the important Gallery Host role with the Visitor Experiences & Special Events Team. Gallery Hosts work to ensure a safe facility for all visitors, welcoming and assisting them during their visit. Responsibilities also include safeguarding our priceless collection through observation and inspection of the gallery spaces. The individual will be cross-trained to provide additional support in other visitor facing areas when needed.
Candidates for this position must be flexible, reliable, observant, and possess strong communication skills. Prior customer service experience is preferred. Individuals must be available to work flexible hours including days, evenings, weekends and holidays. This position is Part-time, less than 20 hours per week. If you enjoy working with the public and have an interest in art or history, this position may be for you!
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 characteristics protected by law.
To apply, please send your cover letter and resume to careers@thewestmoreland.org.

 

Internships

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

 

Artist & Other Opportunities

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.

 

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.