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Employment

Cafe Associate (Part-Time)

The Westmoreland Museum of American Art is looking for a positive, engaging and energetic individual, who will enjoy interacting with our visitors and providing them with excellent and friendly service in our new café. The candidate will be a core member of our new amenity, Café Marchand at The Westmoreland where visitors can enjoy salads, sandwiches, quiche, soup, gourmet grab-and-go snacks, pastries, wine, beer and other beverage options. The individual will be part of the Visitor Experience and Events Team, responsible for providing food and beverages for our visitors, operating the cash register and POS system, stocking products as well as making our visitors feel welcome.

Specific Job Responsibilities:

1. Serves wide variety of food and beverages to customers with fast, friendly, and personalized service.

2. Prepares food and beverages according to Museum standards.

3. Stocks food and beverages; checks and restocks expired products.

4. Operates cash register through POS system, processes credit card transactions, and handles cash including opening and closing reconciliations. Communicates promptly financial discrepancies to Manager.

5. Maintains a clean and sanitized workstation and café seating area.

6. Assists visitors, volunteers and employees if an accident or emergency occurs and follows Museum procedures in responding to the emergency.

Qualifications for the candidate:

1. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older.

2. Basic skills in food preparation and handling; previous experience preferred.

3. Good working knowledge of food operations; follows health and safety guidelines.

4. Punctual for handling café setup preparations prior to museum opening.

5. Prior customer service and interest in learning.

6. Must be able to communicate clearly and effectively with people.

7. Must be able to stand and work on your feet for long periods of time (4-6 hours).

8. Must be physically able to react in emergency and must be able to climb multiple sets of stairs.

9. Must be comfortable working with large crowds.

10. Must be able to remain alert during quiet periods in the cafe.

11. Must be available to work flexible hours including days, evenings, weekends and holidays.

12. Must be able to lift 5-10 pounds.

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.

 

Museum Shop Manager (Full-Time)

The Westmoreland is seeking an exceptional retail management professional to join our team in the role of Museum Shop Manager. The Museum Shop plays an important part in a visitor’s overall museum experience. The Museum Shop Manager strives to meet and exceed visitors’ expectations through effective merchandising and by providing excellent customer service.

This full-time staff member reports to the Director of Advancement and is responsible for all aspects of the operation of the Museum Shop including sales, inventory, staff and volunteer management, customer service, scheduling, product ordering, pricing, storage, online sales, merchandising, wholesale and distribution.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE POSITION ARE AS FOLLOWS:

  1. Shop Management & Achievement of Sales Goals:

Greets customers, assists them in shopping, recommends items for purchase, rings up purchases, answers the phone and sends out products ordered.

Reconciles receipts and makes weekly bank deposits.

Supervises staff and volunteers by training, scheduling and monitoring job duties.

Oversees merchandizing the store.

Builds and preserves positive relationships with consignment artists and maintains accurate sales records and inventory.

Maintains accurate records and initiates reports for sales, expenses, and inventory levels by following internal policies and procedures.

  1. Back Office:

Maintains and updates the online store.

Updates and maintains the point of sale system including receiving operations and inventory control. Follows internal policies and procedures to perform job functions.

Conducts product research concerning product offerings.

Works with the Director of Marketing and Public Relations and the Director of Advancement to develop marketing and promotional material; planning for the annual holiday mart and the promotion of other shop events.

  1. Budget:

Works closely with Director of Advancement to prepare annual budget.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. At least five years of experience in retail management – experience in a museum store or nonprofit retail environment preferred.
  2. Accurate cash handling and reconciling required. Proficient in basic accounting.
  3. Highly proficient with Point of Sale retail systems, MS Excel and MS Word.
  4. Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  5. Ability to work evenings and weekends.

 Physical Environment:

  1. Must have valid driver’s license.
  2. Ability to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds for activities related to receiving, storage and shipping of merchandise.
  3. Ability to climb a ladder to store, retrieve or merchandise Shop items.
  4. Must following internal policies and procedures for safely performing Shop functions.

Working Conditions: Retail space environment

The Westmoreland is an EOE and is strongly committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment for its staff, visitors, volunteers, vendors and community.

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter to careers@thewestmoreland.org. No phone calls, please.

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 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.

 

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.