As part of the Visitors Services team, Gallery Attendants assist in the security of the Museum, its collections, and work to create a positive environment for Museum visitors. Security Officers enforce Museum security regulations for the public as well as the staff, serve as a liaison for visitors, and patrol an assigned area.
Gallery Attendants contribute to the overall protection of art and provide security service and emergency response throughout the Museum. Gallery Attendants report to the Security Supervisor. Requires flexible working house including weekends and evenings.
The finalist for this position will be subject to a criminal background check, the results of which will be considered in the hiring decision.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Monitor galleries and public museum areas to enforce Museum rules and regulations. Assist with visitor traffic and crowd control.
Act as a support liaison for guests by answering questions and providing an overall positive experience.
Respond to emergency incidents and alarm events as required by Museum policies and procedures, notify emergency services as needed.
Participate in training and drills in Museum emergency policies and procedures.
Alert security supervisor of incidents and circumstances necessary to maintain safe and secure environment.
Monitor CCTV and alarm systems.
Write incident reports, documenting activities and incidents.
Attend roll-call prior to shift for inspection and assignment; receive
information pertaining to assignment of the day.
Open and close building according to listed procedures.
Perform light custodial work as required. May be required to lift or carry items as part of this task.
Other duties as assigned/required.
Previous Security Guard or Customer Service experience preferred
High School Diploma
New York State Security Guard license (or ability to qualify for one)
Flexible working hours including weekends and evenings
Superior communication and customer service skills
Comfortable working in an environment with groups of children
Maintain a neat personal appearance and meet uniform specifications
Ability to work at heights of up to 20’ on a ladder/lift
Ability to walk or stand for extended periods of time
Ability to lift 30-50lbs
Equal Opportunity Employer
The Everson Museum of Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status.
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Everson internships have an experiential learning focus by design. Students work closely with museum staff and volunteers. Internships are project-based and support current museum initiatives. Matching student interests with museum initiatives helps ensure the internship will be a skill building opportunity for both undergraduate and graduate students.
Audience Development Intern
Audience Development Interns will acquire skills that help arts organizations connect with audiences in diverse ways, build new audiences, and communicate with audiences effectively. Duties may include research for social media marketing, posting on community calendars, running customer satisfaction surveys, working at special events and building distribution lists for digital marketing. Experience in Excel, customer service, and social media platforms desirable.
Assist with the research, management, and interpretation of the museum’s collection. Work closely with the museum’s curatorial team to gain professional experience in a museum setting through hands-on training with a wide range of curatorial duties. Projects include, but are not limited to, researching for upcoming exhibitions, researching works in the permanent collection, assisting with the development of exhibition concepts, and working directly with the museum’s collection through photographing works, conducting inventories, and preparing works for exhibition.
Gain a broad understanding of the business operations of a museum and fundraising.
Focus is on revenue generation including marketing, special events, grant writing and database management.
Research exhibitions, develop family guides and educator resources. Oversee family programming for the Art Zone; create educational and promotional literature and participate in general educational programming and departmental operations.
Marketing and Public Relations Intern
Develop promotional campaigns in support of Everson exhibitions, programs and special events. Hands on opportunity to create PR and marketing plans, develop press releases, write articles and website copy, pitch coverage opportunities, coordinate coverage with the media and design support pieces.
Applying for Internships
To apply for an internship, send your resume and cover letter toand indicate which internship(s) you wish to be considered for. If an interview needs to be arranged, you will be contacted directly.
Other Ways to Get Involved:
Members' Council is an energetic group of volunteers who are active ambassadors of the Everson. Planning special events and volunteering in the Museum Shop are just a few of the ways volunteers work behind the scenes to advance the work of the museum. To join Members' Council, simply add $15 to your annual membership dues.
Everson Trip Committee
The Everson Museum of Art Trip Committee is made up of volunteers who enjoy art oriented travel and who would like to share this interest with other Museum members. The Committee is a subcommittee of the Everson Museum of Art Members’ Council.
For a rewarding volunteer experience in a beautiful setting, become a volunteer at the Everson Museum of Art, one of Central New York's most treasured cultural organizations.
Volunteer opportunities abound at the Everson. Positions include staffing the Museum Shop; greeting visitors at the Visitor Services Desk; working in the administrative office answering phones and assisting with mailings and other projects; and serving on special event committees organized by the Members' Council, such as the Trip Committee and Festival of Trees Committee.
Everson Continuum was created by and for energetic adults who want to connect with the art scene, network, and enjoy exciting social experiences outside of their professional, family and everyday commitments.
Thousands of people participate in informative and educational tours through the Everson Museum's galleries each year thanks to a group of dedicated volunteers called docents. Docents appreciate art, learning and teaching, and are energized by the enthusiasm of students and adults responding to works of art in the museum. Everson Museum docents conduct museum tours for school groups, clubs and organizations, and present outreach programs. Docent-led tours and programs can be customized for a particular curricular focus or age group and are also available in French.