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Employment

Custodian (Full-Time)

The Westmoreland is seeking a Custodian to join the Museum’s team in this important role with the goal of ensuring great experiences for our visitors. This full-time position maintains the building and grounds by providing janitorial and housekeeping services, some repair services, supporting special events and performing other job duties. 
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Maintains the cleanliness and safety of the interior and exterior of the Museum
  1. Patrols the interior and exterior of the building daily for identification of issues and clearing of obstacles or debris.
  2. Cleans the kitchens and cleans and check restrooms as needed daily.
  3. Removes trash by emptying all trash containers, transports materials to disposal area and recycles materials as appropriate.
  4. Mop galleries, stairs, studio, basement and lobby on schedule provided by Director of Facilities.
  5. Do light yard work and light snow removal as scheduled.
  6. Check the HVAC equipment is working daily.
Maintains the offices and behind the scene spaces in the Museum
  1. Vacuums and disinfects offices and staff lounge regularly
  2. Washes windows and doors as needed
  3. Dusts offices as requested
Supports Special Events
  1. Provides assistance with set-ups and tear-downs when assigned
  2. Empties trash and does clean up when assigned during and after events.
  3. Supports special day time museum programs and other internal or external special events and rentals by making coffee, preparing tables when requested and performing other duties as requested by the Event Manager.
Other
  1. Keeps cleaning equipment operational by following manufacturers operating and care guidelines; completes operator repairs and parts replacement.
  2. Assists in maintaining inventory of cleaning supplies.
  3. Keep a neat and organized supply room
Minimum Qualifications:
  1. Previous experience in a service position and supply management.
  2. Commitment to providing excellent service and ability to work both independently and collaboratively as a team member.
  3. Ability to take initiative in performing job functions.
Licenses:
Valid PA driver’s license – must arrive promptly and be reliable.
WORKING CONDITIONS:
Physical Work Environment:
-Ability to lift and carry at least 50-70 pounds.
-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.
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.
Employment offers are contingent upon satisfactory verification of criminal, and/or employment background checks.
If interested, please send a cover letter and resume to careers@thewestmoreland.org.

Graphic Designer (Full-Time)

The Westmoreland Museum of American Art has an exciting opportunity for a highly creative individual, who enjoys working in a collaborative environment, to join the Museum’s staff in the important role of Graphic Designer. This full-time position is a member of the Marketing and Public Relations and develops concepts for and designs all of the Museum’s advertising, printed materials, signage and exhibition graphics as well as website, social media and email communication graphics.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
  1. Develops concepts for and designs print, digital, outdoor and other forms of advertising.
  2. Develops concepts for and designs printed materials, including newsletters, annual fund appeals, membership renewal communications, annual report, direct mail pieces, brochures, banners, posters and flyers, as well as all signage needs.
  3. Works with Chief Curator and Director of Education and Visitor Engagement to design exhibition and other in-gallery graphics.
  4. Creates imagery for electronic screen displays in Museum lobby and introduction gallery as well as new graphic content for Museum’s website, social media channels and email communications.
  5. Coordinates all aspects of production of materials with printers and other vendors. Obtains multiple vendor estimates for new projects.
  6. Participates in team brainstorming sessions and provides input on marketing/promotional strategies.
  7. Designs other materials as needed and performs other responsibilities as assigned.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  1. An Associate degree or Bachelor degree in graphic design or related area preferred.
  2. 2-4 years of graphic design experience preferably with an arts organization, museum, or non-profit institution with a related portfolio of produced work.
  3. Fluency with Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator).
  4. Innovative. Demonstrates dynamic use of typography, color, shape and imagery.
  5. Experience creating digital advertising, web graphics and electronic screen display content.
  6. Familiarity with printing/production processes and terminology.
  7. Video editing experience preferred.
  8. Experience with photography and videography preferred.
  9. Ability to collaborate effectively in a team environment.
  10. Expert attention to detail.
  11. Manage multiple projects effectively to meet deadlines.
  12. Strong organizational skills.
  13. Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
Licenses:
Valid PA driver’s license.
Working Conditions:
Standard office environment.
Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed.
Physical Environment:
Ability to lift or move at least 10 pounds on a limited basis when assisting in Museum events and logistics.
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.
Employment offers are contingent upon satisfactory verification of criminal, and/or employment background checks.
If interested, please send a cover letter and resume to careers@thewestmoreland.org.

 

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 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 Patrick Bochy, Executive Adminstrator & Manager of Special Projects, at pbochy@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 Patrick Bochy, Executive Adminstrator & Manager of Special Projects, at pbochy@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.

 

Car Cruise Participants

Calling all car cruisers! The Westmoreland is having a  Community Day: Rock n’ Roll event on August 4, 11am -3pm, that will feature an Art on Wheels Car Cruise in our parking lot. Show-off and share your classic, contemporary cars! Registration is free, but spots are limited. To register, please fill out this Registration Form.

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.

 

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.