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Employment Opportunities at the Hockaday Museum of Art

Receptionist
Posted March 15, 2017

 The Hockaday Museum is looking for a Receptionist to join its team for the peak visitor season. The Receptionist is the first contact visitors have with the Hockaday Museum and therefore must create a positive first impression. Reporting to the Museum Operations Manager, he/she attends to visitors and provides information regarding the museum and its programs to the public. This position is in charge of directing calls to appropriate staff, as well as completing a variety of administrative and event preparation duties. Must be dependable and trustworthy, and present a professional image to the public. Previous reception and event experience preferred but not required.

 Job Description:

  • Greet museum patrons and collect admission fees
  • Provide assistance to gift shop customers and handle sales transactions
  • Direct incoming calls, offer information on exhibits and events, and provide accurate messages to staff
  • Perform various event and program tasks including:  tracking RSVPs, picking up supplies, set up and take down for artist talks, receptions, education programs, etc.
  • Assist with class registrations and dues
  • Maintain gift shop displays
  • Process web store orders
  • Responsible for museum presentation including: restock bathrooms, dust and clean displays and exhibits, maintain organized reception area
  • Assist with other miscellaneous office duties including filing, bulk mailings, data entry,  maintaining supplies and printed materials, copying, and distributing mail
  • Other duties as assigned  

Qualifications

  • Outgoing and friendly attitude
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Ability to multi-task, be flexible and work in fast paced environment
  • Cash handling skills
  • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office Word and Excel
  • Initiative to carry out work assignments with little supervision and in a timely manner
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with strong attention to detail
  • Capable of following set procedures
  • Ability to lift 30 lbs and climb ladders
  • Customer service experience in retail and/or nonprofit organization
  • Experience with multi-phone line system and office equipment

Seasonal position is for 14-20 hours per week, varied hours from Tuesday through Saturday, some evenings required. Wage: $10 per hour to start. Position may be extended long term.

To apply please email: hr@hockadaymuseum.org using subject line “Receptionist.” Applicants must submit a cover letter, resume and three professional references. No phone calls please.

Application deadline: March 31, 2017.

Collections and Exhibits Intern
Posted January 26, 2017

June 1, 2017 – August 31, 2017
30-35 hours per week, Monday – Friday (must be able to work evenings and other weekend hours for special events)
Up to $2,500 stipend for the term, depending on funding. Employee benefits are not available. Housing is not provided.

Reports to Executive Director and Assistant Curator
Works closely with Assistant Curator, museum staff, and volunteers

About Us: The Hockaday Museum of Art's mission is to enrich the cultural life of our community and region, and preserve the artistic legacy of Montana and Glacier National Park. The Museum maintains a collection and offers rotating exhibits by nationally renowned and emerging artists, in addition to a permanent exhibit of Glacier National Park art and culture. A Discovery Gallery delivers hands-on activities for children that changes along with the rotating exhibits. Managing our collections and providing diverse exhibits are an integral component of the Hockaday. We have 13 exhibits planned for 2017 including a feature of Manel Alvarez the internationally renowned sculptor and our very successful event, A Timeless Legacy. Our goal for 2017 is to increase our collections management and preservation procedures while also developing and implementing creative exhibits. The Collections and Exhibits intern will play an important role in advancing these goals, which includes researching exhibit projects for our upcoming 50th Anniversary celebration.

Job Description

  • Conduct an inventory of the Hockaday Museum’s Collection, assist with condition reports, and create and update archival records in PastPerfect
  • Assist with weekly environmental checks and exhibit cleaning and care
  • Assist in research and planning of upcoming exhibitions
  • Support exhibit openings and other exhibit-related events
  • Assist with installation, fabrication, and gallery maintenance
  • Submit end of summer report to Executive Director, topics discussed upon hire
  • Other tasks may include, but are not limited to: cataloging incoming donations, object photography, data entry, artifact handling and research

Qualifications
  • Must be currently enrolled in an accredited undergraduate or graduate level program working towards a degree in art, history, museum studies, cultural resource management or other related field and returning to full-time studies in the 2017 Fall Semester, or a highly motivated high school senior
  • All applicants should have basic clerical skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office programs, Adobe software and PastPerfect or similar museum collections software
  • Ability to work individually with limited supervision, as well as collaboratively
  • Prior experience with collections or exhibit installations, preferred.
  • Personable, outgoing, and a desire to assist with a variety of projects
  • Current Driver’s License
  • Successful candidate will be required to submit to a Federal background check including fingerprinting. Employment is contingent upon satisfactory results of the background check and passing physical/health/drug screening if applicable

Application Process and Timeline

All internship applications for Summer 2017 must be submitted no later than April 1, 2017.

Applications must be submitted via e-mail to hr@hockadaymuseum.org as follows:
  • Subject Line: “Collections and Exhibits Intern — Summer 2017
  • Submit PDF cover letter and resume.
  • Include the following in your cover letter:
    • The names, professional affiliations, telephone numbers, and email addresses of two references, at least one of which must be academic
    • Current GPA

Museum Education and Events Intern
Posted January 26, 2017

June 1, 2017 – August 31, 2017
30-35 hours per week, Monday – Friday (must be able to work evenings and other weekend hours for special events)
Up to $2,500 stipend for the term, depending on funding. Employee benefits are not available. Housing is not provided.

Reports to Executive Director and Education Director
Works closely with Education Director, museum staff, and volunteers

About Us: The Hockaday Museum of Art's mission is to enrich the cultural life of our community and region, and preserve the artistic legacy of Montana and Glacier National Park. The Museum maintains a collection and offers rotating exhibits by nationally renowned and emerging artists, in addition to a permanent exhibit of Glacier National Park art and culture. Exhibit programming provides hands-on activities for children that changes along with the rotating exhibits. Art classes and outreach programs are important components of our educational offerings. During 2016, we provided art education to over 5,000 students through classes on-site and school visits. Our goal for the summer of 2017 is to expand our offerings through summer programs. We are partnering with Kalispell Parks and Recreation to provide a summer education series for grades 4-8. The Museum and Education Events intern will be an integral part in helping to develop and implement these programs, which includes researching education activities for our upcoming 50th Anniversary celebration.

Job Description

  • Represent the Hockaday Museum at summer programming events, both on and off-site
  • Assist with public programs and events which includes: leading children’s activities, teaching art classes, manning booths, and set-up and tear down of events
  • Work with the Education Director in developing new programming and curriculum, including on-site, online, and in school programs
  • Research historic and contemporary topics relevant to new and existing programs
  • Submit end of summer report to Executive Director, topics discussed upon hire
  • Other duties may include completing maintenance/administrative tasks associated with the programs described above, attending routine organizational and departmental meetings and events, and participating in various training opportunities, as appropriate


Qualifications

  • Currently enrolled in an education or art program at Flathead Valley Community College or similar post-secondary institution and returning to full-time studies in the 2017 Fall Semester, or a highly motivated high school senior
  • Ability to work individually with limited supervision, as well as collaboratively
  • Prior experience with elementary aged students a plus, but not required.
  • Personable, outgoing, and a desire to assist with a variety of projects
  • Current Driver’s License
  • Successful candidate will be required to submit to a Federal background check including fingerprinting. Employment is contingent upon satisfactory results of the background check and passing physical/health/drug screening if applicable


Application Process and Timeline

All internship applications for Summer 2017 must be submitted no later than April 1, 2017.
Applications must be submitted via e-mail to hr@hockadaymuseum.org as follows:

  • Subject Line: “Education and Events Intern — Summer 2017
  • Submit PDF cover letter and resume.
  • Include the following in your cover letter:
    • The names, professional affiliations, telephone numbers, and email addresses of two references, at least one of which must be academic
    • Current GPA
The Hockaday Museum of Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

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