Opportunities

Opportunities

  • 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.

  • Visitor Associate

    The Bowers Museum is seeking energetic and dynamic Visitor Service applicants to join the Frontline team on a part-time basis. Applicants must have weekend availability and be prepared to work a minimum of 3 days a week/5-6 hour days, year round.

    SUMMARY

    The primary purpose of this position is to provide high quality customer service and a wide variety of information to Bowers Museum guests and staff, while facilitating ticket sales for museum admission, programs, special events, and membership. As the initial point of contact with museum patrons, the Visitor Service Associate is expected to be prepared to answer a multitude of questions ranging from information about museum fees, membership, exhibitions and programs to ensure that all visitors have a memorable and exemplary experience while visiting the museum.

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

    • Greet and provide information to patrons on all museum programs and services with enthusiasm and sincerity
    • Facilitate the sale of museum admission, public programs and special event tickets, museum memberships and promotions
    • Answer phone calls, assist callers with inquiries regarding museum programs and offerings, refer and forward calls to appropriate museum staff
    • Replenish museum promotional literature
    • Issue, collect and store audio tour headsets, as needed
    • Operate computer based register; handle credit card and cash transactions
    • Generate closing reports and balance cash transactions
    • Track and report daily museum attendance
    • Facilitate visitor surveys
    • 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 one year experience in a customer service or retail position; or equivalent combination of education and experience. A.A. or B.A. in Communications, Marketing, Anthropology, Art History or related area preferred.

    Other Skills, Abilities, and/or Training

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

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS

    • Regularly required to remain seated in a normal position for long periods of time
    • Occasionally required to stand for long periods of time
    • Regularly required to move about
    • Occasionally required to climb stairs
    • Regularly required to maintain balance while walking, standing, crouching, or running
    • Occasionally required to reach up and out with hands and arms
    • Regularly required to speak and listen; verbally express information or instructions
    • Regularly required to use hands to grasp objects, type, pick up objects, move objects, or hold objects
    • Rarely required to lift up to 25 pounds and carry a distance of 10 feet
    • Rarely required to push and/or pull up to 25 pounds a distance of 10 feet

    WORK ENVIRONMENT

    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those encountered while performing the essential functions of this job.

    The individual is regularly exposed to indoor conditions and moderate noise level; occasionally exposed to outdoor weather and temperature extremes; rarely exposed to chemicals, fumes, dust or work safety hazards

    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, please send your resume and cover letter to KBishop@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.

     

    We are currently seeking an intern in the Marketing Department (January – April). We are also 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.

     

    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.

     

    HumanResources@Bowers.org.

    Internship Application Form