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Full-Time Events Manager

The Westmoreland Museum of American Art is at an exciting moment and looking for an enthusiastic events professional to take our Museum event and outside rental programs to the next level as the Full-Time Events Manager.
The Event Manager supports the Director of Visitor Experiences and Events and is responsible for the planning, prioritizing and coordinating of  all aspects of the Museum’s special events and private rental events. This individual will manage the Museum events calendar as well as collaborate with other Museum Teams, volunteers and independent contractors on event set-ups and during events. Responsibilities will be performed in support of the Museum’s mission, policies and procedures, with an emphasis on exceptional customer service. The Manager helps to create a positive and enjoyable experience for all guests while ensuring Museum property is always kept safe, clean and properly maintained.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
– Responsible for managing all rental inquiries, scheduling site visits, meeting with potential renters, planning event details, working events, and maintaining files as needed for Museum private rentals.
– Coordination, planning and execution of Museum and rental events in collaboration with Director of Visitor Services and Events, Visitor Services Team, Events Team, and Facilities Teams.
– Provide excellent customer service, reflecting the mission and values of the Westmoreland.
– Maintains an enjoyable, safe, clean and well organized event by:
– Executing table and chair set up and breakdown
– Executing food and beverage preparation, setup and clean up
– Managing staff, volunteers and independent contractors for event
– Cleaning, recycling and ensuring a clean environment at all times
– Placing event décor, linens, table settings, etc.
– Greeting vendors and guests and directing them as appropriate
– Enforcing venue policies and procedures
– Answering questions and providing directions
– Follows Museum safety procedures in performing all duties of the job.
– Performing other duties as assigned by the Director of Visitor Experiences and Events.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  1. 3 years minimum experience working with the public in a special events setting, experience in the hospitality industry preferred.
  2. Willingness and flexibility to work with a diverse population of guests, vendors, clients and staff.
  3. Dependable, prompt and must have reliable transportation to arrive on time.
  4. Must be able to work independently and collaboratively as part of a team.
  5. ServSafe and Ramp certification preferred.
  6. Willingness to work long and irregular hours including various days, evenings, weekends and holidays as needed.
WORKING CONDITIONS:
  1. Must be able to stand for long periods of time.
  2. Must be able to lift and carry items up to 50 lbs.
  3. Must be able to work in a fast paced environment.
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 Custodian

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.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
· 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 FBI fingerprint, PA Child Abuse (Act 33) and PA Criminal (Act 34) Clearances as well as satisfactory verification of criminal and/or employment background checks.
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 Individual Giving Manager

The Westmoreland Museum of American Art is at an exciting moment in its organizational growth and looking for an enthusiastic fundraising professional to take the Museum’s individual giving efforts to the next level as the Individual Giving Manager.
An American Alliance of Museum Accredited institution, The Westmoreland was established in 1959 through a generous bequest from Mary Marchand Woods, a long-time Greensburg resident who wanted her community to have an important cultural institution. Over the past 60 years, The Westmoreland has built a permanent collection of significant American art from colonial to contemporary, with a special focus on paintings relating to southwestern Pennsylvania within the context of the national American art scene.
Today, The Westmoreland Museum of American Art has a new mission and strategic plan that centers on Diversity, Equity, Access and Inclusion. In November 2018, The Westmoreland eliminated its suggested donation fee as part of our Free Admission for All initiative ensuring that our collections and exhibitions are truly accessible to all. Through new acquisitions, a robust temporary exhibition program, community partnerships, public program offerings, an Artist-in-Residency program, visitor studies, and an intentional internal culture, the Museum works to fulfill our mission “to offer a place to share compelling and meaningful cultural experiences that open the door to new ideas, perspectives and possibilities” that it is truly accessible and equitable for all.
The Individual Giving Manager, reporting to the Director of Advancement, will be responsible for the development and execution of a comprehensive donor and membership program to increase individual contributed support. They will be extremely organized and will manage all aspects of the giving process, including the strategy for donor/prospect acquisition through broad based appeals that generate significant revenue. The ideal candidate will be a very good writer and have excellent communication and project management skills, and have a full understanding of how to leverage relationships, special events and other systems (database, communications, website, etc.) to develop and engage a community of supporters.
The Individual Giving Manager will also oversee membership outreach and renewals and acquisition. They will manage internal systems related to key individual asks, including maintaining records of contact, developing and integrating key fundraising messages within fundraising collateral, supervising prospect strategies and timelines, coordinating deliverables, ensuring a robust stewardship tracking process and participating in revenue projection and budgeting based on known and potential opportunities.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
– In collaboration with the Director of Advancement, provide vision and leadership for all aspects of The Westmoreland’s individual giving and membership programs including a comprehensive strategy targeting long and short-term giving goals;
– Develop an annual giving strategy and project plan that includes proposed annual budget recommendations, monitoring and reporting plans and key benchmarks and dates;
– Plan, implement and manage a comprehensive direct mail program and online giving strategy that includes a calendar outlining the proposed campaign activity, expected return on investment and reporting expectations;
– Establish and maintain a highly engaging individual donor cultivation and gift stewardship program to identify and increase new donors and to increase giving levels of existing donors;
– Develop the appropriate print materials (brochures, promotional materials, appeals and online content) in collaboration with the marketing team to support every aspect of the individual giving and membership plan;
– Complete prospective donor research and briefing materials for donor calls, schedule meetings and visits with CEO and Director of Advancement, and manage all correspondence and reporting to prospects and donors;
– In consultation with the Membership and Development Coordinator, execute a cultivation tracking plan using Salsa CRM, identify effective segmentation and establish processes to improve data integrity and to track and analyze fundraising results;
– Develop strategies for incorporating planned giving opportunities into the individual giving program;
– Other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Bachelor’s degree and at least 3 years of experience with donor identification, project-management, relationship-building, and fundraising experience, particularly with non-profit/community-based organizations.
  2. Experience running a successful annual campaign, cultivating and closing individual gifts, developing donor strategies and stewarding donors.
  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. Understanding of donor cultivation management and effective fundraising pipeline development.
  7. Experience with research tools and developing donor research profiles.
  8. 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 as well as satisfactory verification of criminal and/or employment background checks.
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 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 as well as satisfactory verification of criminal and/or employment background checks.
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.

 

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.