Job No: 497274 Position Type: part-time Location: Lewisburg, PA Categories: Other, Performing Arts, Academic Affairs
The Samek Art Museum is a program of Bucknell University that creates meaningful encounters between artists, students, scholars, the public, and works of art. These encounters occur in the Samek Gallery, the Downtown Gallery, the Collection Study Room, and across campus in pop-up exhibitions and permanent art installations during our public hours of 12-5pm. Presenting visual fine art in critical contexts consistent with Bucknell's high academic standards, the Museum challenges students and extends the intellectual life of campus in an informal lifelong learning environment.
This position works independently, and is entrusted with the responsibility of serving as the public face of the museum and first point of contact for visitors. Museum Guides ensure the safety of the gallery and collection as well as provide a friendly and welcoming experience to visitors. The museum guide reports directly to the Operations Coordinator. This position will also regularly work with the public programs and outreach manager. The museum guide fulfills his/her duties in accordance with campus, state, and federal policies and laws as well as in keeping with museum and gallery professional practices.
Job Duties: - Serve as public face for the museum and first point of contact for visitors - Greet and engage audience with artwork - Keep daily tally of visitor attendance - Open and close gallery for public hours - Read and contemplate provided educational materials about the exhibitions - Monitor cleanliness of exhibition spaces and follow current Covid-19 guidelines - Maintain security of the gallery and collection - Keep museum staff up-to-date on condition of galleries and artwork
Interest in art, art history, museum studies, education or hospitality
Outgoing and friendly demeanor with the public
Must be available Saturdays, Sundays and Bucknell University recesses
Must be available for mandatory paid meetings and training sessions
Ability to work effectively as an independent self-starter
Work Type: This is a part-time, casual, non-benefits eligible position.
This role is not budgeted for visa sponsorship at this time, all candidates must be authorized to work in the US at the time of submission of the application.
Salary Range: This is a Staff Non-exempt position with a hiring range $8.11 - $10.13. The offer rate will be based on a review of the candidate's credentials compared to the qualifications of the position, internal equity, and our overall compensation philosophy.
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: Bucknell is committed to fostering an environment that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion, and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports the growth and development of a diverse campus community. We endeavor to enhance our capacity to value and capitalize on the cultural richness that diversity brings. We encourage all individuals to apply and do not discriminate in admissions, employment, educational programs and/or activities on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, disability, pregnancy, sex/gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, marital or family status, military or veteran status, or genetic information.
Bucknell University is a private, highly ranked, national liberal arts institution that offers strong professional programs in engineering, business, education, and music. Located in Central Pennsylvania along the Susquehanna River, Bucknell is nestled in the Borough of Lewisburg, an appealing Victorian-style town ranked as one of America's best small towns. Lewisburg and the surrounding region offer a unique combination of outdoor recreation opportunities, small-town charm, and amenities such as restaurants, art galleries, an art deco theater, museums, and boutiques. In addition to the many cultural and athletic events offered by the University and the Borough, the surrounding region offers outstanding schools, medical facilities, and an affordable cost of living. For those who crave the city, Bucknell is within an easy three-hour drive to Philadelphia, New York, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C. Bucknell University, an Equal Opportunity Employer, believes that students learn best in a diverse, inclusive community and is therefore committed to academic excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. Thus, we seek candidates who are committed to Bucknell's efforts... to create a climate that fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body. We welcome applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education.