Employment

The Westmoreland Museum of American Art seeks a Curatorial Fellow to support the planning, reinterpretation, and reinstallation of its permanent collection galleries. Reporting to the Chief Curator, and aided by the museum’s Curatorial Assistant, the Fellow will use the theme of labor as a lens to interrogate the collection in order to make connections to both regional and national histories.

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. The Westmoreland’s permanent collection galleries display artworks by well-known historical artists, such as Mary Cassatt, Winslow Homer, John Singer Sargent, and Henry Ossawa Tanner, alongside contemporary masters like Donald Judd, Sol LeWitt, Stephen Towns, Mickalene Thomas, and Will Wilson. The opening in 2015 of the new, cantilevered wing coupled with the renovation of the existing building, provides a world-class facility for the collection and in 2018 was recognized as the best designed museum in the state of Pennsylvania by Architectural Digest.

Today, The Westmoreland Museum of American Art‘s mission and strategic plan 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. However, financial costs are not the only barriers preventing people from feeling welcomed and included in art museums. Through new acquisitions, a robust temporary exhibition program, community partnerships, public program offerings, 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 Westmoreland prides itself as a small, but nimble institution that has the ability to make meaningful change in the community and art world alike.

The Curatorial Fellow position is a ten-month contractual appointment with the possibility of renewal depending on the availability of funding.

The Fellow will:

  • Develop permanent collection installations and educational materials with the spirit of experimentation;
  • Collaborate with the Learning, Engagement and Partnerships Department to create visitor centered interpretive strategies that engage the public in an inclusive and accessible format;
  • Utilize visitor studies and evaluation to inform curatorial decisions;
  • Participate in curatorial programming;
  • Aid in ongoing curatorial and reinstallation activities, including budgets, loans, exhibitions, conservation, and research and development;
  • And generate innovative modes of presentation for the permanent collection galleries.

This person will play an important role in developing the strategic direction and objectives for the reinstallation of the permanent collection for the 21st century. They will engage a diversity of perspectives, and dismantle and expand the canonical traditions of presenting and interpreting American art.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Art History; specializing in 19th and 20th century American art.
  • Minimum 2 years of professional curatorial experience.
  • Prior knowledge of collections management, exhibition development, and best museum practices and procedures (AAM, AAMC and AAMD standards).
  • Strong organizational and research skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; strong public speaker.
  • Technical knowledge and ability with computer, internet, and database systems.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team with a wide range of people including staff, volunteers, interns, and artists.

Stipend for the Curatorial Fellow will be $50,000 for the ten-month contractual period. The Westmoreland in Greensburg, PA, approximately 45 minutes outside of Pittsburgh. The Westmoreland can provide housing during this timeframe.

This fellowship is made possible by a grant from The Terra Foundation for American Art.

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.

The Westmoreland Museum of American Art is seeking a part-time Marketing & Public Relations Coordinator to manage and assist with a variety of responsibilities within the Museum’s Marketing & Public Relations team. This part time position will require 10-15 hours per work week.

Essential Functions:

  • Uses online platform to disseminate all organization press releases; maintains public relations media contact lists; creates Hightail space of assets for press contacts; posts all issued press releases and links to news articles about the Museum to the website; and provides artwork imagery, photography and other content to press/media when necessary.
  • Manages schedule for photography/videography of Museum events and programs coordinating with external photographers/videographers and internal staff. Maintains documentation library of photos and videos from events and programs.
  • Assists with various grass roots marketing efforts and posting Museum events/programs on external websites/online calendars.
  • Fields inquiries from the Museum’s info@thewestmoreland.org email address and ‘Contact Us’ website form.
  • Assists with proofing of communications and collateral.
  • Makes routine website content updates as directed.
  • Performs other responsibilities as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications or a related field preferred.
  • Three years of work experience in marketing, communications or related field.
  • Demonstrated writing and communications skills.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with Microsoft Office and WordPress preferred.
  • Ability to manage multiple concurrent projects efficiently and effectively.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment.
  • Self-directed agile learner willing to expand functional knowledge.
  • Strong emphasis on organization and planning with proven ability to work fast, efficiently and thoroughly.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Must be able to work some 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 careers@thewestmoreland.org. No phone calls please.

The Westmoreland Museum of American Art seeks an enthusiastic individual to work in the important Event Associate role with the Visitor Experiences & Special Events Team. The Event Associate will work under the direction of the Events Manager to help take our Museum event and outside rentals to the next level, providing exceptional customer service. The Event Associate works to create a positive and enjoyable experience for guests while ensuring Museum property is always kept safe, clean and properly maintained.

Responsibilities also include:

  • Assisting with table and chair set up and breakdown
  • Assisting with food and beverage preparation, setup and clean up
  • 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
  • Following Museum safety procedures in performing all duties of the job
  • Performing other duties as assigned by the Events Manager.

Candidates for this position must be flexible, reliable, observant, and possess strong customer service skills. Prior experience working with the public in a special event or hospitality setting is preferred. Individuals must be available to work flexible hours including days, evenings, weekends and holidays. ServSafe and Ramp certification required. If not currently certified, Museum will provide training and candidate must be able to take and pass training to obtain certification. 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 characteristic protected by law.

To apply, please your cover letter and resume to careers@thewestmoreland.org.

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:

  • 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.
  • Experience running a successful annual campaign, cultivating and closing individual gifts, developing donor strategies and stewarding donors.
  • Ability to work and communicate with a wide range of internal and external constituents.
  • Outstanding written and verbal skills.
  • 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.
  • Understanding of donor cultivation management and effective fundraising pipeline development.
  • Experience with research tools and developing donor research profiles.
  • 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.

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Artist & Other Opportunities

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.

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