Employment Opportunities at the Carter

Bilingual Gallery Teacher--Part-Time

Gallery Teachers work with the Manager of School and Community Outreach, Gallery Teaching Lead, and the Gallery Teacher Specialist to develop and facilitate experiences for PreK–12th-grade students onsite at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art and offsite at schools and community organizations.

Responsibilities

• In coordination with and as directed by the Gallery Teaching Lead, Gallery Teachers will:
• Contribute to the development of and facilitate tours of the Amon Carter Museum of American Art for students from district-wide PreK–12th-grade programs, individual schools, and homeschool and day care groups.
• Contribute to the development of and facilitate offsite student-oriented programs at schools and in the community, including pre-visits, fine arts events, and in-classroom outreach.
• Attend all education sessions in order to learn about the objects in the collection and special exhibitions, and participate in specialized professional development related to teaching techniques and strategies.
• Stay informed of school curriculum, state standards, technology, and art materials relevant to museum experiences.
• Help facilitate public programs, as needed.
• Help facilitate professional development for educators, as needed.
• Be an ambassador for the museum, and promote museum programs and exhibitions to teachers, students, and museum visitors.
• Communicate pertinent tour information to frontline staff (security personnel, Visitor Services Representatives, Museum Store staff, etc.).
• Conduct unscheduled and last-minute student tours upon request.
• Routinely check email to stay informed about museum and school program news.
• Maintain confidentiality of museum information; other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities
None

Skills and Requirements

• Spanish language fluency required.
• Experience using ESL teaching strategies and knowledge of special needs and PreK audiences preferred.
• Strong public speaking and presentation skills.
• Knowledge of various learning styles and strategies to engage students of all ages, knowledge of current educational practices, and experience with developing museum and classroom curricula.
• Computer literate; experience with Windows and MS Office.

Key Characteristics/Traits

• Proven organizational skills
• Ability to work comfortably with interruptions in a shared work environment and to meet scheduled deadlines
• Ability to collaborate with a dynamic team and work independently.
• Ability to use good judgment and work congenially and productively with museum staff, visitors, and volunteers.
• Professional presence and appearance; diplomatic and flexible; comfortable in dynamic and challenging situations.
• Ability to promote the museum effectively with the general public.

Qualifications/Education

• BA degree in art education, museum education, fine arts, art history, American history or studies, or another related field; knowledge of American art preferred.
• 1–2 years of experience as a museum docent or gallery teacher and/or teaching students in a classroom or informal learning environment.

Other Job Requirements

• Successful completion of pre-employment and background screen.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and 3 references to human.resources@cartermuseum.org, fax to 817-665-4315 or mail to Human Resources, 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth, Texas 76107. No walk-ins. EEOC

Public Relations Lead Part-Time

Execute on-going strategic Public Relations plan for all of the museum’s internal and external publics; coordinate museum-wide media coverage and program advertising. Reports to Head of Marketing.

Responsibilities

• Assist in development and actively implement a public relations and advertising strategy for exhibitions, public programs, and other museum initiatives, working with relevant staff in departments including education and curatorial and approved by the Head of Marketing.
• Establish and maintain relationships with local, regional, and pertinent national media; write and distribute press releases.
• Develop public relations and advertising plans for museum special initiatives.
• Provide copy for ads, Web site, brochures, promotional essays, magazine articles, and other written materials to promote exhibitions and public programs. Work with museum publications department to coordinate design and production of materials.
• Production of monthly e-newsletters for members, educators and those on the public program list.
• Coordinate media coverage, interviews, features, news conferences and briefings, filming, and videotaping. Coordinate or provide appropriate activity control to assure proper use of museum facility, collections, and programming for promotion. When appropriate, represent the museum at community, civic, and professional events; make or arrange presentations for special groups; participate in museum events as needed.
• Work with community partners including other Cultural District entities, Convention and Visitor’s bureau, etc. to help promote Cultural District as a whole and tourism for the city, provide regular media reports to Head of Marketing; provide this information for tri-annual Board of Trustee meetings.
• Maintain an up-to-date press list and press clippings.
• Execute administrative duties including correspondence, purchase orders, check requests, and obtain vendor bids.
• Assist with preparation of annual budget.
• Maintain confidentiality.
• Draft institutional and recurring-event press releases and follow all press releases through editing process.
• Write timely, targeted information about public programs, exhibitions and special events to share with key media contacts.
• Write and edit speaking points and quotes for Executive Director and CFO/COO as needed.
• Partner with photographer during Member Preview Receptions to ensure images for future use.
• Maintain photo database for PR use
• Maintain media list
• Organize special exhibitions marketing collateral and media clips for lending institutions.
• Collect and track in-kind donations for the museum by interacting with television, print and radio advertising representatives.
• Assist with reports highlighting Public Relations achievements for exhibitions and programs such as the Development & Communications report to Leadership, the Internal Exhibition Report and the Board of Trustees Report.

Supervisory Responsibilities

• None.

Skills and Requirements

• Familiarity with Chicago and AP writing styles.
• Excellent writing, grammar, and proofing skills; editorial experience required. Ability to write well on short deadline with minimal editing.
• Excellent public speaking skills. Professional presence; diplomatic, comfortable in dynamic or stressful situations.
• Budget management and file organization skills.
• Computer literate; familiar with graphic design, print production and museum terminology.

Key Characteristics/Traits

• Ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines, to work under varying degrees of supervision and with multiple responsible parties.
• Ability to work congenially and productively with museum staff and external customers.
• Dependable and accountable; focused on quality and accuracy; commitment to delivery on time.
• Values integrity, honesty, and ethical behavior.
• Collaborative and involves others; establishes strong working relations and promotes productive cooperation.

Qualifications/Education

• Bachelor’s degree in relevant field; minimum five years’ experience, preferably art museum-related working in print, broadcast, and electronic media or marketing.

Other Job Requirements

• Some evening/weekend work required.
• Must successfully complete required background check and drug screen.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and 3 references to human.resources@cartermuseum.org, fax to 817-665-4315 or mail to Human Resources, 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth, Texas 76107. No walk-ins. EEOC

Sales Associate, Part-Time

The Amon Carter Museum of American Art seeks a Sales Associate to assist with selling merchandise including books, jewelry, accessories, kid’s items, and home décor while providing exceptional and professional customer service to Amon Carter Museum of American Art visitors.

Responsibilities

· Utilizes customer service skills to enhance the visitor experience and meet the needs of visitors
· Engages visitors in conversation about Museum Store merchandise and museum programs, collections, and exhibits
· Promotes the museum and the Museum Store’s mission to visitors
· Operates retail computer programs
· Actively assists visitors with merchandise selection; utilizes a working knowledge of the books and merchandise for sale, as well as the location of stock items in the supply area.
· Builds and maintains customer relationships
· Accurately processes store sales
· Fulfills store, website, and phone orders
· Prepares daily deposits and sales reports
· Checks merchandise supply in store before each shift
· Completes restocking as necessary
· Keeps merchandise attractively displayed and maintains store areas neat and free of litter
· Prepares items for sale
· Prepares coffee and tea service
· Attends departmental meetings after-hours
· Participates positively in workshops and training opportunities
· Assists with counting and preparing store inventory
· Maintains confidentiality of all museum and proprietary information
· Other duties as assigned

Skills and Requirements

· Ability to interact and approach visitors without hesitation.
· Ability to communicate professionally, courteously, and effectively with a wide range of visitors, volunteers, and staff.
· Ability to accurately operate a point of sale system and reconcile daily sales; make correct change
· Must satisfactorily complete all departmental training requirements
· Must be responsible and reliable; available to work weekdays, weekends, holidays, and scheduled evenings as needed
· Must be able to move merchandise and stock shelving
· Must be able to perform warehouse duties as requested
· Must present a neat, professional appearance
· Must be able to lift 30 pounds
· Must be able to stand, stoop, bend, and/or walk for long periods of time

Key Characteristics/Traits

· Friendly, courteous, engaging presence with all museum visitors, including children, families, and adults of all ages and abilities.
· Reliable, outgoing and friendly personality
· Must enjoy and be able to effectively deal with heavy public contact
· Ability to communicate clearly and congenially with customers and staff about museum store merchandise and programs
· Must be highly motivated and demonstrate initiative
· Able to work in a fast-paced environment
· Must enjoy selling

Qualifications/Education
· High school diploma; college preferred
· Proficient with MS Office and Outlook
· Proficient with retail computer programs
· Minimum 6 months of customer service and cash handling experience

Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and 3 references to human.resources@cartermuseum.org, fax to 817-665-4315 or mail to Human Resources, 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth, Texas 76107. No walk-ins. EEOC

Senior Accountant

Responsible for various accounting reports and procedures supporting the accounting and finance functions of the museum. Assist the controller with meeting the goals and objectives of the accounting department.

RESPONSIBILITIES/DUTIES:

• Prepare monthly flash reports.
• Review budget to actual reports and provide variance explanations.
• Assist with quarterly financial reporting for the Board of Trustees.
• Heavy participation in the budget process, including creating and uploading departmental excel templates into Pivot Table.
• Reconcile monthly bank statements.
• Perform analysis and reconciliations of balance sheet accounts.
• Prepare recurring journal entries, including payroll/benefits, grant timesheets, interest/dividends, and other allocations.
• Track and record endowment fund activity.
• Maintain the fund summary schedule and track accessions and deaccessions.
• Maintain the schedule of fixed assets including additions and disposals as well as calculation and recording of depreciation expense.
• Perform ad-hoc reporting and analysis, as needed.
• Prepare schedules for the annual external audit and Form 990.
• Seek to identify and improve efficiencies as needed in accounting processes and procedures.
• Maintain confidentiality regarding all sensitive museum information.
• Assist Controller with various accounting functions and reporting, as needed.
• Cross-train on other positions in the Accounting Department to provide temporary backup in periods of absence.

Supervisory Responsibilities

Will provide back-up for supervision of Payroll, A/P and A/R processing, as needed.

Skills and Requirements

• Proficiency with Microsoft Office software; power user with Excel.
• Extensive computer accounting software skills, ABILA MIP software experience strongly preferred.
• Knowledge of accounting functions -- general ledger, accounts receivable, accounts payable, fixed assets, payroll, journal entries, account reconciliations, inventories, POS and closing
• Knowledge of fund accounting and other accounting concepts unique to non-profits.
• Knowledge of Internal Revenue Service regulations as they pertain to non-profit organizations.

Key Characteristics/Traits

• Accuracy in daily work and other projects.
• Meet deadlines and completes assignments in a timely manner.
• Strong organization and planning skills.
• Ability to analyze data and interpret into narrative form.
• Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.

Qualifications/Education

• Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance from an accredited college or university is required.
• CPA or CPA candidate preferred.
• Three or more years of relevant accounting experience, non-profit experience preferred.
• Previous experience with budgeting, reporting and analysis.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and 3 references to human.resources@cartermuseum.org, fax to 817-665-4315 or mail to Human Resources, 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth, Texas 76107. No walk-ins. EEOC

Visitor Services Representative--Part-Time

Under the supervision of the Visitor Experience Manager, the Visitor Services Representative ensures that all museum visitors feel welcome, assists them with their needs, and provides information on museum experience and programs and the Cultural District, Fort Worth, and North Texas area. The Visitor Services Representative is often the visitors’ first contact, so his or her role is crucial to providing visitors with a positive, memorable experience at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art. This is an essential staff position.

Responsibilities

• Welcome and assist visitors with a high level of customer service, providing a welcoming and friendly environment for the visitors to enjoy their museum experience.
• Provide assistance on questions related to the museum, Cultural District, Fort Worth, or North Texas area; know the answers to frequently asked questions and be able to find the answer to other queries when asked; know information about various museum events, functions, and programs, including dates, times, audience, location, and museum contact.
• Exhibit excellent visitor service in handling all questions and comments; maintain a log of issues and/or needs related to the museum and communicate them to the Visitor Experience Manager or other appropriate staff member as soon as possible.
• Serve as the museum’s ambassador for its programs and resources, such as exhibitions and programs that may be of interest to visitors, membership opportunities, docent-guided tours and art carts, and Museum Store sales and specials.
• Understand the building’s layout and accessibility, and help guide visitors to the easiest routes based on their needs; help with visitor Experience, such as checking umbrellas, coats, and bags and providing wheelchairs; assist Security with weather-related evacuation procedures when necessary.
• Help explain, interpret, and enforce museum policies and offer security for the facility in terms of what is brought into and what is removed from the building; contact Security when necessary.
• Assist the Visitor Experience Manager with visitor study projects, such as focus groups, survey collection, observations, time and tracking, and other forms of data collection.
• Answer the museum switchboard in a friendly, courteous manner; announce or screen calls and transfer callers to the proper staff member or department; be knowledgeable of the museum’s phone and message system.
• Provide visitors with information about local experience, such as transportation, hotels, museums, and restaurants; perform Internet research when needed to assist visitors; print directions and maps.
• Assist various museum departments with projects and daily tasks, ensuring all projects and tasks are completed correctly and in a timely manner.
• Work with the education department and events department to provide a positive experience for patrons during public programs and events.
• Maintain the appearance of the Information Desk and VSR office, and restock brochures at the desk and in the galleries.
• Attend scheduled trainings on new exhibitions, programs, and visitor Experience to increase knowledge about the Amon Carter’s collection, exhibitions, history, and policies.
• Maintain confidentiality regarding all sensitive museum information; other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities

None

Skills and Requirements

• Ability to interact and approach visitors without hesitation.
• Ability to communicate professionally, courteously, and effectively with a wide range of visitors, volunteers, and staff.
• Ability to provide excellent customer service whether in person, through written correspondence, or over the telephone.
• Ability to inform visitors about museum polices in an educational, friendly, and non-antagonistic manner.
• Must present a neat, professional appearance.
• Ability to read and follow instructions exactly and work congenially with staff, patrons, and supervisors.

Key Characteristics/Traits

• Friendly, courteous, engaging presence with all museum visitors, including children, families, and adults of all ages and abilities.
• Ability to be prompt and dependable, behave in a mature, professional manner, and be able to use good judgment and initiative.
• Attention to detail and the ability to work both independently and in a team.
• Ability to work flexible hours as needed, which includes weekends, evenings, and some holidays; complete all training as required.
• Familiarity with Fort Worth, the museum, and the Cultural District preferred.

Qualifications/Education

• High school diploma; college and/or art background preferred.
• Able to use basic Internet and MS Office functions.

Other Job Requirements

• Must successfully complete background and drug screens.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and 3 references to human.resources@cartermuseum.org, fax to 817-665-4315 or mail to Human Resources, 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth, Texas 76107. EEOC