DEPARTMENT: Learning and Engagement
SUPERVISOR: Manager of Youth and Family Programs
Bart’s ArtVenture is the Museum’s state-of-the-art interactive gallery designed for families and visitors with children who want to explore art at their own pace, guided by their own interests. The two family spaces feature more than 15 hands-on learning stations that encourage exploration, discovery, and creativity.
The Gallery Assistant is responsible for ensuring our guests have an ideal experience in Bart’s ArtVenture. They encourage appropriate use of the highly interactive stations and work closely with the Department of Learning and Engagement to ensure all exhibits are operational. They also work with the team to suggest and implement our new makerspace stations and activities.
This is a part-time position with work on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. BAV is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 am to 4:30 pm and 12 pm to 4:30 pm on Sunday.
- Acknowledge each guest and share all of the available opportunities for exploration in Bart’s ArtVenture.
- Supervise guest experience, ensuring appropriate use of the equipment and stations.
- Ensure that all exhibits are operational, including physical interactives and technology-based stations, and enact preventative maintenance procedures when needed.
- Set and sanitize each gallery in the morning and prepare it at the close of the space.
- Creatively offer suggestions for station improvements and then work with others to put those suggestions into action.
OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Participate in the development and design of art activities by offering ideas and putting ideas into action.
- Help facilitate art activities
- Work cooperatively with other Gallery Assistants to solve issues, cover galleries, and supervise guest experience.
- Staff galleries during special events as needed, including evening events.
- Project a positive attitude toward the organization and co-workers.
- Perform additional duties as required or requested.
- High School Degree or equivalent.
- 1-2 years experience working with children.
- Experience working in an arts environment.
- Outgoing and energetic personality.
- Self-starter, strong at multitasking, highly organized and dependable.
- Ability to work with basic hand tools and comfortable working with their hands.
- Comfortable and familiar with computers, both Mac and PC, and with technical hardware (projectors, cables, monitors, remotes, etc.) or can be trained to familiarity.
- Possess the skills to effectively and efficiently handle customer questions and concerns with the appropriate managers.
- Must be able to work a flexible schedule, including weekends and holidays.
Employment at the BMA:
An offer of employment is contingent upon verifying the accuracy of the information provided by the candidate and the background check results will determine his/her suitability for employment at the BMA. Review of applications will be ongoing until the position is filled. Professional references will only be contacted after initial interview is conducted, and references are required for this position. Please do not submit letters of recommendation in advance of interview or have references call on your behalf. Candidates may be asked to complete a competency screening upon application to be considered for interview.
CANDIDATES SHOULD SUBMIT:
- Letter of interest
- Names, addresses, and phone number of three professional or academic references.
- No phone calls or emails, please.