The Museum Assistant’s primary roles are Visitor Services and developing and facilitating art activities in the ArtZone. At Visitor Services, the Museum Assistant creates a welcoming environment for all visitors, while assisting with assigned projects like data entry, research, writing, and editing for marketing, exhibitions, and education. In the ArtZone (the museum’s drop-in art studio), the Museum Assistant helps create art projects inspired by museum exhibitions, books in the children’s art library, or other general art projects for all ages, but particularly ages 5-13. In the ArtZone, the Museum Assistant also prepares materials, helps children and their families complete art projects, and cleans and sanitizes furnishings and equipment. Museum Assistants also occasionally assist with event setup and breakdown.
Overall, Museum Assistants must be knowledgeable about Gadsden Arts history, facilities, exhibitions and programs, and maintain knowledge of all GACM policies and procedures as they relate to the performance and duties of this position and perform other duties as deemed appropriate by the Executive Director.
Gadsden Arts is seeking to fill 2-3 Museum Assistant positions at the museum, with 1-3 available workdays, which will be set on a regular schedule. Though the overall schedule is subject to some change, the Education Museum Assistant is a one day per week position that will be required to work Saturdays in the ArtZone. Additional days as Museum Assistant, with a primary Visitor Services focus, may be available, and would potentially be Tuesday-Friday (Museum closed Sunday-Monday), with focus areas in museum administration, and exhibitions & collections.
Part-Time Position: 7 hours/day, 1-3 days/week
Hourly Pay: $11 per hour
Schedule: 9:45am-5:15pm with 30-minute lunch break, 1-3 days/week
Reports To: Education Director (daily), Executive Director (overall)
How to apply: Send a resume or CV, letter of interest, writing sample, and three references to Grace Robinson, Executive Director (850-627-5020).