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Employment Positions 

 

Visitor Services Assistant 

The Visitor Services Assistant reports to the Visitor Services Lead, serves as visitor liaison, and assists with visitor services and other Museum activities.

START DATE: August / September 2018

SCHEDULE: this part-time position requires regular availability including some weekends and evenings

RESPONSIBILITIES

TO APPLY: please submit your resume and brief cover letter to dnaierman@wendemuseum.org

  • Welcome and direct visitors, respond to enquiries in person and by telephone and email
  • Support event planning and execution. Including VIP visits, receptions, and third-party venue rentals
  • Assist with and prepare food service for in-house events
  • Process gift shop sales, open and close register, and assist with general operations.
  • Provide visitors with information about Museum and distribute education and promotional materials
  • Track attendance, receive visitor feedback, and collect visitor contact and other information
  • Work in constituent management system Altru
  • Open and close the Museum  
  • Take reservations for group tours
  • Perform exhibition tours
  • Ensure public spaces are set-up and tidy for general operations and all types of programming
  • Take appropriate action regarding access, safety, or security issues
  • Perform routine tasks as assigned by team lead, and anticipate daily needs of ongoing activities

QUALIFICATIONS

Ideal candidate

  • Event production, planning and execution experience
  • Friendly with a professional manner
  • Team player in a collaborative work environment
  • Organized and detail-oriented
  • Resourceful problem solver
  • Able to multi-task, track multiple activities simultaneously, and prioritize tasks

Experience - preferred but not required

  • Undergraduate degree in history, arts, museum studies, education, or related field
  • One or more years in full or part-time position
  • Visitor service experience in a museum or performing arts setting
  • Retail sales experience
  • Experience working in Altru, Raisers Edge, Salesforce, or other constituent management system
  • Experience with basic credit card processing systems
  • Experience operating a variety of audiovisual equipment

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

  • At least 18 years old and either a U.S. citizen or authorized to legally work permanently in the United States
  • If necessary, be able to pass a drug test with negative results (except under documented medical treatment)
  • Ability and willingness to pass a background check, including criminal history, personal references, employment and education verifications, Department of Motor Vehicle, and credit checks

 

Volunteer Positions

The Wende Museum offers a variety of volunteer opportunities based on institutional needs and volunteer interests and expertise. For more information on the volunteer program, see our flyer. If you are interested in being a volunteer, please add your name to our Volunteer Interest List.

Internship Positions

The Wende Museum is pleased to offer Collections Internships for currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate students, as well as recent graduates. Positions are part-time, unpaid, and available for course credit. For more information, please see our flyer. We are currently accepting applications for internships beginning in June 2018.

Interns are accepted year-round with internships typically beginning in January, June, and September. To apply, please send cover letter and resume to internships@wendemuseum.org.

Internship Program

The Wende offers internship opportunities for college and graduate students interested in careers in museums. Based upon their academic training, interests and language skills, as well as the availability of projects, interns work in one of the Wende’s departments. While some projects require reading knowledge of German, Russian, or another East Bloc language, these skills are not necesssary for a successful internship. Applicants of diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

We have hosted interns from Bard College, Boston College, California Institute of the Arts, California State University, Dominguez Hills, CSU Long Beach, CSU Los Angeles, Claremont Graduate University, Dartmouth College, Duke University, Europa-Universität Viadrina, Freie Universität Berlin, Goteborgs Universitet, Grinnell College, Hampshire College, Loyola Marymount University, Macalester College, Manhattanville College, Occidental College, Otis College of Art and Design, University of California Davis, UCLA, UC Riverside, UC Santa Cruz, University of Michigan, University of New Hampshire, University of Pennsylvania, University of Southern California, Utrecht University, VU University Amsterdam, and Wesleyan University, among others.

You can visitt our interns’ blog at www.wendemuseum.wordpress.com.