Employment Opportunities at the Carter

Events Support Staff

The Amon Carter Museum of American Art seeks qualified individuals to assist with museum events (set-up tables, chairs, place settings, floral arrangements, equipment) including cleanup and breakdown of the events.

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist with preparation and provide support during events including exhibition receptions, cultivation dinners, public programs, and corporate events as directed by the Museum Events Manager. Must carry and maintain radio contact when on duty.
  • Arrange tables, chairs, place settings, floral arrangements and event equipment.
  • Assist with cleanup and breakdown after the event, mindful of the special nature of the art museum environment
  • Maintain inventories of event supplies, table service, silver, linens and paper items.
  • Assist with oversight of caterers and vendors on-site.
  • Inform the Museum Events Manager of any safety hazards or repairs necessary for event equipment.
  • Assist with event-related cleaning requests.
  • Submit hours worked on timesheet for approval and payroll in a timely manner.
  • Assist with emergency and evacuation procedures if requested.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Maintain confidentiality.

Supervision Received

Supervision and training is received from the Events Manager.

Qualifications

  • High school diploma; college or trade school certification required.
  • Prior VIP event experience preferred.
  • Food Handler Certification required (class provided); Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) certificate preferred.
  • Must be responsible, reliable and available to work the schedule necessary to support museum events scheduled early mornings, during the day, in the evenings and on weekends. The work schedule varies and may average five to twenty hours per week, with hours from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
  • Must follow proper food-handling etiquette and direction regarding preparation, handling, storage and disposal of food.
  • Excellent time management skills needed to perform duties according to deadlines and report to work timely when scheduled.
  • Must take direction well, follow instructions, and work without supervision.
  • Must be able to stoop, lift, and carry objects not exceeding 25 pounds. Job requires long periods of walking and standing.
  • Must be able to read and understand museum safety instructions and signage; must follow all museum regulations and instructions.
  • Good personal grooming and professional etiquette required at all times.

Note: Satisfactory completion of post-offer drug screen, physical, and Food Handlers Certification required. The required uniform and radio will be provided. The Carter Museum campus is smoke-free.

Email letter, resume and references to human.resources@cartermuseum.org or send to HR Manager, 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth, TX 76107 or fax (817) 665-4315. EEOC. No walk-ins.

Post-graduate Fellowship in Conservation of Works on Paper

The Amon Carter Museum of American Art (ACMAA) is pleased to offer a two-year advanced training fellowship in the conservation of works on paper beginning fall 2015.

Provide examination, documentation, analysis, treatment and research on the Amon Carter Museum of American Art collection of works on paper; two-year fellowship.

Responsibilities
· Assist with examination, documentation, analysis, treatment and research priorities in consultation with the Conservator of Works on Paper.
· Assist with maintenance of the conservation laboratory including acquisition of equipment and supplies.
· Conduct research on the permanent collection to contribute to the field of paper conservation, history, and technology. Present and publish results of research.
· Perform detailed examination of works on paper to facilitate process identification for cataloging; identify storage and treatment needs.
· Write treatment proposals and reports for treatments of works on paper under the direction of the Conservator of Works on Paper.
· Assist with inspection of permanent collection works on paper proposed for exhibition, publication, or loan and make recommendations regarding condition and handling.
· Inspect works proposed for acquisition.
· Observe standards for housing and environment.
· Consult and collaborate with curators, preparation staff and conservators (including those on contract to the museum), and regional colleagues.
· Become familiar with procedures for safe artwork handling under normal and emergency conditions.
· Maintain confidentiality
· Other duties as requested.

Skills and Requirements
· Strong organizational skills; the ability to establish priorities and achieve goals.
· Excellent oral and written communication skills, including demonstrated ability to write specifications, document treatments, and prepare reports.

Key Characteristics/Traits
· Working knowledge of chemistry and materials science
· Demonstrated commitment to the profession of conservation and scholarly development.

Qualifications/Education
· Graduate of a recognized graduate-level program in conservation or equivalent skills and knowledge through work/life experience.
· Portfolio of treatment and research projects required.
· Experience with current conservation equipment, including analysis using ultraviolet light, polarizing light microscopy, infrared light, and x-ray fluorescence spectroscopy helpful.

Application Information
Applications will be considered until May 1. Candidates are asked to submit a letter of interest, resume and two letters of recommendation to Human Resources, 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth, TX 76107 fax 817.665.4315 or to human.resources@cartermuseum.org. EEOC.

Note: Candidates selected for interview will be required to provide an electronic portfolio of treatments and research projects.

Visitor Services Representative

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 services and programs and the Cultural District, Fort Worth, and North Texas area. The Visitor Services Representative is often visitors’ first contact when they enter the museum, so his or her role is crucial to providing visitors with a positive, memorable experience at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art.

Responsibilities

  1. Welcome patrons to the museum, demonstrating a friendly, courteous attitude toward all visitors; offer exhibition and collection information, as well as a museum map.

  2. 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.

  3. 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 Experiences Manager or other appropriate staff member as soon as possible.

  4. 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.

  5. Understand the building’s layout and accessibility, and help guide visitors to the easiest routes based on their needs; help with visitor services, such as checking umbrellas, coats, and bags and providing wheelchairs; assist Security with weather-related evacuation procedures when necessary.

  6. Provide visitors with information about local services, such as transportation, hotels, museums, and restaurants; perform Internet research when needed to assist visitors; print directions and maps.

  7. Maintain the assistive listening devices, ensuring they are charged and available, know how to operate them, and promote them to visitors for programs and tours; report problems with devices as soon as possible to the Visitor Experiences Manager.

  8. 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.

  9. Maintain the appearance of the Information Desk and restock brochures at the desk and in the galleries.

  10. Attend scheduled trainings on new exhibitions and programs to increase knowledge about the Amon Carter’s collection, exhibitions, and history.

  11. Maintain confidentiality regarding all sensitive museum information; other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

• High school diploma; college and/or art background preferred.
• Friendly, courteous, engaging presence with all museum visitors, including children, families, and adults of all ages.
• Ability to provide excellent customer service whether in person, through written correspondence, or over the telephone.
• Outgoing personality willing to approach visitors without hesitation.
• Excellent communication, interpersonal, and listening skills for working with the public and museum staff.
• Ability to be prompt and dependable, behave in a mature, professional manner, and be able to use good judgment and initiative.
• 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.
• Able to use basic Internet and MS Office functions.
• 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.

To apply send cover letter, resume, and employment references to HR Manager, 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth, TX 76107 fax (817) 665-4315, email human.resources@cartermuseum.org. EEOC.