Opportunities at The Westmoreland
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 characteristic protected by law.
To apply, please your cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Full-Time Education Programs Manager
The Westmoreland Museum of American Art seeks a Full-Time Education Programs Manager to oversee all aspects of educational experiences for pre-K, K-12, higher education, and lifelong learners. This position reports to and works closely with the Director of Learning, Engagement and Partnerships (DOLEAP), along with the Studio Programs Coordinator, to develop and implement curriculum-based experiences (in person, virtual and hybrid) for students and actively cultivates relationships with educators, schools, districts, and administrators to create standards-based curriculum in collaboration with them.
– Responsible for all administrative aspects of tour programs including scheduling reservations, transportation reimbursement, and tracking of all data relevant to grant compliance. Tours include those for pre-K, K-12, higher education and lifelong learners.
– In partnership with the DOLEAP, review current Museum tour programs, developing ideas and content to enhance current tours and create new tours, pairing an art activity studio component for tour programs when applicable.
– Develop, manage, and coordinate training of contracted educators and volunteer docents for all education experiences.
– Develop and manage Teacher Advisory Council to develop curriculum content for education experiences.
– Work with DOLEAP to provide special programs to educators, including opportunities for Act 48 professional development and special events/evenings and workshops just for teachers.
– Create and manage content for the Learning Management System (LMS), conduct tests and surveys with educators, work with DOLEAP and Marketing and PR team to promote to educators and other museums.
– Recruit college students to serve as college ambassadors to advise the Museum on informal programming
1. Master’s degree in Art Education, Art History, Museum Studies or related degree. Bachelor’s degree will be accepted with additional progressive experience in a Museum.
2. 5+ years of prior experience with educational programming and curriculum methodologies; knowledge of current gallery methodologies.
3. Creative approach to teaching.
4. High computer literacy, experience with Learning Management Systems and video/audio editing preferred.
5. Knowledge of state and national educational standards.
6. Strong organizational and time management skills.
7. Must be able to work in a collaborative team environment.
8. Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including public speaking.
9. Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed.
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 email@example.com. No phone calls please.
There are no current openings at this time. Please check back later for internship 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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com.