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Paid Positions-Full-Time

There are no open, paid, full-time positions at this time. Please feel free to check for updates.

Paid Positions-Part-Time

Visitor Services Asssociate-Posted Sept. 18, 2023

Schedule: Part-time, 18-24 hours per week, Saturdays, Sundays, weekdays
Salary: Hourly, starting $16/hour
Start date: by October 10

To Apply
Contact: [email protected] and reference the exact title of the job posting.
Please include work history and relevant experience in your email.

The Museum for Art in Wood engages, educates, and inspires the public through the exhibition, collection, and interpretation of contemporary art in wood. A dynamic, unique, and fast-paced organization, the Museum seeks an outgoing, creative, and self-motivated Visitor Services Associate.

The Visitor Services Associate works independently and cooperatively with staff and reports directly to the Retail Manager, Marylynn Mack.

Organizational Background
Since its inception in 1986, the Museum for Art in Wood, formerly the Wood Turning Center and Center for Art in Wood, has been widely recognized by artists, collectors, scholars and the public as one of the most valuable resources for the education, preservation and promotion of the field of art made from wood. The Museum currently houses over 1,200 permanent collection objects, 25,000 artist files, and annually mounts four to five exhibitions of new work and museum collection objects. It stages the annual Windgate international residency program, and holds educational programs and events on-site and online via Zoom.

The Museum’s focus is aimed at widening the discourse and audience for art, craft, and design in wood and at creating a space for the public to learn, enjoy, and be inspired.

The successful candidate will be self-motivated, customer service oriented, and excel in high-end retail sales. The Visitor Services Associate serves as an ambassador for the organization’s mission and vision. Preference will be given to candidates with previous experience in the arts and cultural organizations, particularly in museum or gallery sales.

Job Duties & Responsibilities
Duties and responsibilities for the Visitor Services Associate include, but are not limited to:
Monitoring Store and public spaces, including exhibition gallery and permanent collection mezzanine
Welcoming and offering orientation and tours to all guests
Art and merchandise sales
Assisting with receiving and ticketing merchandise
Assisting with online store entries into Shopify. Experience preferred.
Entering sales and data into software systems
Daily maintenance of all spaces

Essential Skills:
Excellent Sales, Writing, and Communication skills
Time-management skills
Ability to climb stairs, lift 25 pounds, and stand most of the day

The Museum for Art in Wood is committed to fostering a diverse, lively, inclusive, and accessible environment and is an equal opportunity employer regardless of race, color, religion, creed, gender identity, marital status, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, political affiliation, or belief. Employment decisions are made without consideration of these or any other factors that are prohibited by law

To Apply
Contact: [email protected] and reference the exact title of the job posting.
Please include work history and relevant experience in your email.

Volunteer Opportunities

There are currently no volunteer projects nor volunteer opportunities available-please check back for updates.

The Museum offers volunteer projects to college students, and recent graduates. When positions are needed, volunteer project opportunities are listed below.  We also offer year-round, volunteer opportunities. If you’re interested in general volunteering opportunities, please fill out the form below and feel free to describe your interests. For library and collection work projects, please send a resume and cover letter to [email protected].



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