Opportunities

Opportunities

  • Production Artist

    Position Title: Production Artist
    Department: Exhibit Design & Installation / Development & Marketing
    Reports to: Senior Graphic Designer
    FLSA Classification: Hourly, Full-Time

     

    SUMMARY
    The primary purpose of this position is to support the Senior Graphic Designer in all aspects of preparing files across multiple platforms, spanning web and print. Must be experienced in the latest Adobe Suite: InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Microsoft Word and others. The Production Artist will produce collateral material that achieves the objectives of the Museum inclusive of flyers, gallery guides, label copy, invitations, newsletters, banner, website and other medium.

     

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

    Under the supervision of the Senior Graphic Designer, the Production Artist will:

    • Be responsible for updating and preflight of graphics and computer-based artwork for assigned internal and/or external communications
    • Prepare images for online and mobile applications
    • Prioritize and schedule incoming design updates and production requests
    • Support development of assets for social media and web-based communication including e-newsletter and websites
    • Catalog and reference art for future projects
    • Proofread all collateral material during all stages of production for grammatical and visual errors
    • Maintain knowledge of typography, design, electronic pre-press, print production and electronic publishing hardware and software (charting, scanning, image retouching, illustration, page layout, etc.)
    • Other duties as assigned
    • Conduct all responsibilities in a safe manner according to regulations (OSHA, IIPP, etc.)

     

    QUALIFICATIONS

    To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made.

    Education and/or Experience

    High School Diploma plus 1-3 years of work experience in Graphics Production or related field required. Bachelor’s Degree or some applicable college coursework preferred.

    Other Skills, Abilities, and/or Training

    • Familiarity with industry terms and processes
    • Proficient with Microsoft® Office Suite, the latest Adobe Suite: InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Microsoft Word and others (video editing experience with Premiere Pro and After Effects, a plus)
    • Experience with digital content such as websites, social media, online advertising and email campaigns and basic knowledge of HTML
    • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment
    • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
    • Ability to work within strict deadlines
    • Good interpersonal skills and desire to be a team player
    • Creative problem-solving skills
    • Excellent written communication skills (i.e. spelling, grammar, etc.)
    • Excellent oral communication skills (i.e. ability to deal effectively with others, speak professionally on the phone, etc.)
    • Sense of creativity
    • Familiarity with industry terms and processes
    • Additional tasks as assigned

    TO APPLY, PLEASE SEND YOUR RESUME AND COVER LETTER TO: HUMANRESOURCES@BOWERS.ORG

     

  • Sales Associate

    POSITION SUMMARY

    The primary responsibilities of the Sales Associate position are to maintain outstanding customer service, generate sales, merchandise products, and support the store management team.

    MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Ensure each customer receives outstanding service by Bowers Museum Store standards
    • Maintain awareness of all promotions and advertisements.
    • Uphold merchandising and store cleanliness standards
    • Participate in the processing of new shipments and help the team to keep the receiving and back stock area clean and organized
    • Responsive of safety issues
    • Conscious of shoplifting activity
    • Aid customers in locating merchandise in store
    • Answer customers’ questions and provide information on procedures and policies
    • Encourage customers to sign up for membership

    QUALIFICATIONS

    • Must be able to work and willingness to work flexible hours including weekends and holidays to meet the needs of the business
    • Have knowledge of basic software related products along with a willingness to learn
    • Excellent customer service skills
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to communicate clearly and effectively in all situations
    • Be a fast learner, cheerful, with a positive attitude
    • Previous experience in a retail environment
    • Knowledge of retail computer systems
    • A commitment to service excellence and customer satisfaction
    • A strong team player yet still able to work independently with minimal supervision
    • Excellent communication skills, exceptional organizational ability, high attention to detail, and ability to multi-task

    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

    • Must be able to lift heavy objects (50 pounds or more) from time to time as required.
    • Ability to stand for an extended period of time
    • Move and handle boxes of merchandise and fixtures throughout the store, which entails lifting and perform all functions as set forth

    Please send your resume to HumanResources@Bowers.org, no phone calls.

  • Teaching Artist

    Department: Education

    Reports to:  Education Manager

    FLSA Classification:  Non-Exempt

     

    SUMMARY

    The primary purpose of this position is to educate, empower, and guide students through a variety of subject matters; this includes integrating curriculum standards to the activities and programs offered by the Kidseum and in conjunction with themes of the Bowers Museum exhibits.

     

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

    • Experience leading art classes/lessons
    • Ability to lead a variety of cultural art projects to children participating in the Museum’s school field trip and after school learning programs
    • Prepare lesson plans as needed
    • Select instructive and operational supplies for courses
    • Enjoy working with children, teenagers, and adults
    • Facilitate with special programs, festivals, and other Kidseum and Bowers events
    • Confer with students and parents regarding student progress and problem areas, when necessary
    • Maintain a safe and clean working environment at all times
    • Other duties as assigned
    • Conduct all responsibilities in a safe manner according to regulations (OSHA, IIPP, etc.)

     

    QUALIFICATIONS

    To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made.

    Education and/or Experience

    B.A. degree in Art History, Education or related field and two years of teaching or working in museum education; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

    Other Skills, Abilities, and/or Training

    • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment
    • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
    • Good interpersonal skills and desire to be a team player
    • Excellent oral communication skills (i.e. ability to deal effectively with others, speak professionally on the phone, etc.)
    • Creative problem-solving skills
    • Sense of creativity
    • Ability to work within strict deadlines
    • Ability to work extended hours as needed
    • Ability to work occasional weekends
    • Spanish fluency is a plus

    Disclaimer

    The above information on this job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employee assigned to this job.

    To apply, send your resume to HumanResources@Bowers.org; no phone calls please.

     

  • Senior Director of Education

    Department: Education
    Reports to: President

    Supervises: Director of Community Programs; Education Manager; Group Tour Manager; Public Programs Coordinator; Education Associate (Treasures); Interns and Volunteers

    FLSA Classification: Exempt

     

    SUMMARY

    The Senior Director of Education is responsible for leading comprehensive, organization-wide education initiatives that advance the museum’s mission as well as research, collections, permanent and special exhibitions. The Senior Director of Education oversees the development and operations of high quality and relevant programs of various formats targeted to children, students, educators, families, adults, and seniors of diverse backgrounds. Manage direct marketing and promotional activities to promote the museum experience to schools, colleges and universities, adult and senior groups and the community. Grant administration and reporting are a key function of this position. Interface with the Board of Governors, Public Programs and Personnel Committees and community leaders to advocate for the museum and expand community involvement. Administer and evaluate foundation education grants. Serves as a member of the museum’s Senior Management Team.

     

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

    • Develop, market, and implement programs and curricula for the Bowers Museum and Kidseum
    • Develop and implement Docent training for Museum exhibitions
    • Develop exhibit-related educational material such as gallery guides, teacher workbooks, catalogues and other printed and/or digital material
    • Work closely with appropriate departments to assist in raising grant funds, administer and report on grants in support of the Museum’s mission
    • Responsible for lecture series, seminars, film series and docent-led tours held in conjunction with exhibits
    • Identify and utilize art professionals and scholars locally and nationally for educational programs
    • Develop annual budget for education department including Kidseum
    • Establish and sustain contacts with school districts to assess needs and develop curriculum-based programs
    • Manage and supervise education staff
    • Museum liaison to all affiliate groups
    • Work closely with Board of Governors’ Public Programs and Personnel Committees, attend Board meetings
    • Other duties as assigned
    • Conduct all responsibilities in a safe manner according to regulations (OSHA, IIPP, etc.)

     

    Disclaimer
    The above information on this job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employee assigned to this job.

    To apply, send your resume to HumanResources@Bowers.org; no phone calls please.

  • Security Officer, Part-Time

    The Museum Security Officer plays a vital role in the daily operations of the Administration Department to monitor the integrity, safety, and security of all Museum properties. The Security Officer will respond to emergency situations administering first aid or CPR when necessary; interact with and direct outside emergency services while on Museum property; maintain crowd control to ensure the safety and security of artifacts, patrons and staff; ensure compliance with museum policies and procedures; observe, report, and respond to acts which may threaten the safety or security of the facility, its contents, staff, visitors, and their personal property. Under the umbrella of Museum Services, Security also assists with Special Event set up and take down; assists Shipping and Receiving with deliveries; and assists the staff as needed. This position requires an individual who will follow directions exactly as they are given; who is observant; who is willing to confront staff and visitors when security or policy is violated; and, who can work independently under stressful conditions. Additionally, as part of the museum’s Frontline staff Security will be responsible for representing the museum in a friendly and welcoming manner and working cooperatively with Visitor Services to provide a world-class hospitality experience for all visitors.

    Please email your resume and cover letter to Kelly Bishop at kbishop@bowers.org. No phone calls.

     

  • Preparator (Fabricator and Wood Finisher)

    Position Title: Preparator (Fabricator and Wood Finisher)

    Department: Exhibit & Design Fabrication

    Reports to: Vice President of Exhibit Design and Installation and the Chief Preparator

    FLSA Classification: Non-Exempt

    SUMMARY

    Under the supervision of the Vice President of Exhibit Design and Installation and the Chief Preparator, this position assists with fabrication, mounting and general handling of permanent and special exhibits. At times, Preparator will be expected to safely handle and work around artifacts.

    Preparator will also assist in the maintenance of museum’s fabrication shop and keep specified equipment in pristine and safe condition. Preparator must be an experienced carpenter. The preparator must be able to safely operate power tools and dust collection systems, as well as assist with installing modular walls, casework and lighting. Preparator must have an eye for detail and know how to complete professional finish work, be organized and able to produce high volumes of work with minimal supervision, move heavy objects, work on ladders and operate scizzor lifts.

    This position is part-time and may lead to full-time, days and hours may vary.

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

    • Collaborates in the planning and installation of exhibits including fabricating temporary and permanent walls, display casing, pedestals shelving, lighting, signage, labels and other exhibition components
    • Lifts, carries and moves heavy objects such as crates, art work, exhibition furniture and props
    • Performs moderately complex carpentry including leveling, joining, finishing and and painting
    • Assists with art and artifact handling including wrapping, crating, storing and shipping, as well as the construction of crates and storage fixtures
    • Drives Museum vehicle in support of exhibition and collection programs
    • Assist in the installation, maintenance and operation of gallery and showcase lighting
    • Understands and maintains awareness of any precarious situations around artifacts
    • Routinely inspects facility and galleries and corrects deficiencies; maintains appearance of galleries, including cleaning and dusting showcases, frames and pedestals
    • Operates appropriate hand power tools and performs carpentry work as instructed
    • Other duties as assigned
    • Conduct all responsibilities in a safe manner according to regulations (OSHA, IIPP, etc.)

    QUALIFICATIONS

    To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily and be competent in all aspects of the job summary. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made.

    Education and/or Experience

    High School Diploma; plus three to five years of experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Independent good judgment and decision-making are required in this position.

    Other Skills, Abilities, and/or Training

    • License to operate a variety of vehicles and forklifts
    • Proven skills in the use of power tools, wood and metal shop machinery, and lifting apparatuses
    • Knowledge of best practices for art handling and movement, installation and art object packing and crating
    • Proven skills in woodworking, cabinetry, metalworking, plastics, painting/decorative finishes, and general construction
    • Experience fabric-wrapping panels and boxes
    • Ability to read floor plans and Autocad to communicate through sketches

    To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to HumanResources@Bowers.org; no phone calls please.

  • Volunteer at the Bowers

    Volunteer Application Form

    Please submit your volunteer application with a cover letter of introduction that includes any qualifications and/or experience you may have relating to your area of interest. Email your application and cover letter to HumanResources@Bowers.org.

  • Bowers Internship Program

    Thank you for your interest in joining the Bowers Museum Internship Program! Our goal is to collaborate with talented students from our neighboring colleges and universities to provide an invaluable hands-on complement to their academic experience. The Bowers Museum offers an array of internship opportunities for students of all disciplines.

     

    Internships are open to undergraduates, graduate students and recent graduates. Internships are year round, and applications are accepted on a rolling basis, depending upon availability. Interns are asked to commit to a certain number of hours and a specific schedule for a duration of at least 3 months. Internships are unpaid. Due to the unique nature of each department, the qualifications, responsibilities, and duration of each internship will vary. Additional information can be found on the internship application.

     

    Internship Application Form

     

    Bowers Gallery Store

    We are currently seeking an intern to update our Gallery Store website. Please complete the Internship Application Form and submit along with your current resume and a brief cover letter to HumanResources@Bowers.org.

     

    Marketing Department

    The Marketing Department is seeking summer interns for the 2019 May/June – August term. Applicants must be available for two 4-hour shifts weekly, including one week day Tue-Fri and one weekend day. Responsibilities will include social media posts, photography, administrative tasks, and research assignments. Some offsite event assistance may be requested. Please complete the Internship Application Form and submit along with your current resume and a brief cover letter to Associate Director of Communications & Branding, Kelly Bishop, at kbishop@bowers.org.