Opportunities

Opportunities

  • Human Resources Coordinator

    Position Title: Human Resources Coordinator
    Department: Administration
    Reports to: Senior VP of Administration / Chief Financial Officer
    FLSA Classification: Part Time/Hourly

     

    SUMMARY
    The Human Resources Coordinator administers all human resources for the Museum, including employment, job analysis and classification, benefits administration, affirmative action, training, and labor/employee relations. Working in conjunction with General Counsel appointed by the Board of Governors, the Human Resources Coordinator is responsible for ensuring that the Museum staff is in full compliance with legal requirements and good personnel practices.

     

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

    • Employment compensation, benefits, HR Systems, health/safety, workers’ compensation, claims management
    • Administrative support for 403(b) retirement plans on all reports and compliance, working in conjunction with an Outside Plan Administrator Contractor
    • Work with Supervisors/Managers annually in the performance review process
    • Ensure EEO compliance, COBRA Administration, and leaves of absence
    • Prepare and maintain personnel records, human resource documents
    • Administer the operation of the Human Resources Information System (ADP)
    • Maintain appropriate lists of volunteers and interns
    • Track and maintain volunteer and intern applications
    • Prepare and update various Museum recruitment announcements via the Museums’ website and other media
    • 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.S. degree in Business Administration, Human Resources Administration or related field; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

    Other Skills, Abilities, and/or Training

    • Demonstrated knowledge of compensation practices, benefits and insurance programs
    • Demonstrated knowledge of labor laws, federal and state
    • Experience in both for-profit and not-for-profit environments is highly desirable
    • Demonstrated experience working with Human Resources and Payroll Systems (ADP, preferred)
    • Ability to work on a flexible schedule
    • Ability to preserve confidentiality of information
    • 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
    • Exceptional customer service skills
    • Excellent written communication skills (i.e. business letter writing, 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 procedure

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

     

  • 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.

     

    The Marketing Department is currently accepting applications for fall internships, August 27-December 20. Applicants must be available for a minimum of two 4-hour shifts, one of which is on the weekend. Experience in social media and photography preferred. Send Intern Application, Cover Letter, and Resume to Associate Director of Branding and Communications, Kelly Bishop, at kbishop@bowers.org no later than August 13.

     

    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