Employment Opportunities at the Carter

Assistant Registrar

The Amon Carter Museum of American Art seeks a qualified individual to assist with registration department with general office needs. Arrange for movement of artwork to and from all areas for exhibition installation, photography, conservation examination, and research. Assist with the physical care of the collection by maintaining AAM accepted standards of storage, packing, and transportation. Collaborate with other departments to make collections accessible for the purpose of exhibition, publication, and research.


· Assist registrars with maintenance and organization of permanent collection object files to insure that new documentation is added to the appropriate file(s) when received. Assist staff with research to the files. Assemble file folders for new acquisitions.Scan selected object file information into collections database.

· Maintain accurate records on object locations through use of the collections database including updates for museum and non-museum owned works that are exhibited in gallery installations.

· Handle movement of objects in the permanent collection including retrieving and returning works to their permanent locations.

· Assist registrar’s department in preparing and organizing objects in the permanent collection for inspection by curators, conservators, scholars, researchers and respond to general queries regarding collection. Arrange transportation of works to and from conservation lab.

· Prepare all documents and folders for outgoing loan packets.

· Assist registration staff with exhibition- and loan-related tasks, such as: documentation of packing methods; condition reporting; issuing certificates of insurance and receipts; recording the maintenance of works in traveling exhibitions during installation and de-installation periods.

· With Associate Registrar, assist in periodic inventory of the permanent collection.

· Respond to public inquires and provide access to storage as needed.

· Maintain confidentiality regarding all sensitive museum information.

· Other duties as needed.

Skills and Requirements

· Knowledge of proper art handling procedures and techniques, including packing and transportation methods.
· Proficiency with computerized collection management systems. KE EMu a plus.
· Computer proficiency with MS Office products.
· Excellent planning, communication, and organizational skills.
· Ability to physically move, carry and/or maneuver objects weighing up to 30lbs; ability to bend or stoop.
· Proven ability to work independently and under close supervision, or as assigned, and to bring projects to completion in a timely manner.
· Must be available for travel as required.

Key Characteristics/Traits

· Ability to prioritize and manage multiple, ongoing projects.
· Highly effective verbal, listening, and written communications skills with the ability to communicate with all levels and with all people and groups, in order to clearly exchange and provide information.
· Ability to maintain effective working relationships internally and externally, which includes demonstrating a pleasant, courteous, and professional demeanor and presence at all times.
· Must maintain confidentiality regarding all sensitive museum information.


· Degree in art history, museum studies, or related field.
· Minimum two years’ experience in an art museum or collection management office.
· Experience handling art work and terminology used for reporting on condition of objects.
· Knowledge of accepted museum registration techniques, museum records management processes, and collection management practices.
· Must be able to move and inspect objects as needed.

Other Job Requirements

· Background check
· Drug screen

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.

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.


  • 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.

Gallery Attendant, part-time

Under the supervision of the Security Supervisors, insure the safety of the collection, building, and visitors; assist visitors and ensure they feel welcome in the museum; assist in emergency situations as assigned. Work closely with Visitor Services Representatives to provide visitors with a positive and memorable experience at the museum.

1. Observe museum visitors in all situations making sure that they do not touch or endanger works of art, paying particularly close attention during special events with large numbers of visitors present.
2. Insure visitor compliance with security procedures in a manner that promotes a positive visitor experience.
3. Provide visitors with brief information as needed, which may include information on directions, exhibitions, special events, and the cultural district; refer more in-depth questions to the Visitor Services Representative; furnish/reinforce museum rules regarding photography in the galleries.
4. Regularly observe surroundings to detect damage to the museum structure or works of art. Report evidence of damage to Security Supervisor or Control Room Operator immediately.
5. Be advised during roll call of special visitors or programs scheduled during your shift; advise your relief of this information.
6. Assist with evacuation from galleries, rescue from elevators, and use of fire extinguishers as required.
7. Provide security for other locations in the building or grounds; accompany outside vendors and contractors to behind-the-scenes locations and supervise them as they work. Assignments may occur on Mondays or outside regular museum hours.
8. Maintain confidentiality; other duties as requested.

Supervision Received
Supervision is received from the Security Supervisors; receive directions during each shift from the Control Room Operator on duty.

• High school diploma or equivalent; college courses preferred.
• Proper conversational use of English language required (bilingual skills helpful); must be able to transmit clear messages via radio. Must be able to read and understand written security and safety material.
• Must be able to stand for long periods of time.
• Must be courteous and poised when dealing with visitors and staff.
• Must be responsible, reliable, and flexible; able to take initiative, exercise good judgment, and follow instructions.
• Must be able to understand and follow chain of command.
• Must be available to work hours needed to support the security department.
• Must pass post-offer drug screen and background screen.
• Must be able carry and operate a fifteen-pound fire extinguisher.
• Must be able to assist persons requiring a wheelchair.
• Must be able to hear normal conversation; prosthetic acceptable.
• Must be able to hold a heavy door open for minutes at a time and to climb stairs.
• Must present a neat, clean, and present a professional appearance.
Note: The required uniform and accessories are provided.

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.

Sales Associate

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.


· 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 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

· 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

· 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

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.