Employment Opportunities at the Carter

Digital Imaging Technician, Archives

The Amon Carter Museum of American Art seeks a skilled Digital Imaging Technician to scan a collection of about 6,000 index cards that form a part of a special archival collection. This position is part-time, temporary and is expected to take approximately 6-7 months at 28 hours per week. Technician will scan source material, create and process digital files, and manage technical and intellectual metadata according to museum standards.

Responsibilities

  1. Scan an estimated 6,000 index cards from a special archival collection and create associated digital image files.
  2. Perform OCR and monitor quality and accuracy of OCR processing.
  3. Process digital image files following museum standards for color management, file naming, metadata, and other standards.
  4. Develop efficient workflows and procedures to insure work is completed in a quality and timely manner.
  5. Make judgments about proper object handing, lighting, and safe handling of equipment.
  6. Collaborate with Archivist and Reference Services Manager and photo/imaging staff to determine best practices, production benchmarks, and work flows.
  7. Record and interpret digital imaging statistics for project reports and reviews.
  8. Assist with the maintenance and calibration of digital imaging equipment.
  9. Maintain confidentiality regarding all sensitive museum information.

Skills and Requirements

  1. Expertise with the technical concepts, methods, materials, software, and equipment used in digital imaging, color management, manipulation of image files, and image quality control.
  2. Proficiency with Adobe Photoshop CS6 and Adobe Bridge CS6.
  3. Experience performing OCR.
  4. Proficiency with MS Office products preferred.
  5. Experience using Windows 7 and Mac OSX.
  6. Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills. Willingness to follow required art handling procedures and wear required safety protection.
  7. Knowledge and experience handling rare or archival materials; additional training provided specific to museum standards.

Key Characteristics/Traits

  1. Ability to work independently, efficiently, and accurately in a busy, collaborative studio environment.
  2. Ability to apply extreme attention to detail for both images and text-based data.

Qualifications/Education

Minimum BA degree in photography or related field or commensurate years of 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. EEOC

Drupal Development and Support

Independent Contractor: Skillset/Duties

The Amon Carter Museum of American Art is looking for Drupal development and support on an independent-contractor basis. Tasks range from upgrades, problem solving and new-content creation to providing support to in-house staff as needed and implementing site-redesign components. Candidates will have a strong background in Drupal, MySQL, HTML, Apache (basic understanding of terminal/command line), SCSS, Javascript, PHP, and Git/Git Hub (source control). Estimated 5-15 hrs/wk indefinitely, depending on project activity and maintenance needs. Work mostly via telecommuting, but availability by phone during the workday and for periodic in-office visits is required.

Qualified individuals should send their information to will.gillham@cartermuseum.org. 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.

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.

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.

Responsibilities
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.

Qualifications
• 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.

Gallery Teacher

The Amon Carter Museum of American Art seeks a Gallery Teacher to work with the Teacher and School Programs Manager and Lead Gallery Teachers to develop and facilitate experiences for Pre-K–12th-grade students onsite at the Museum and offsite at schools and other educational venues. The position is part-time, 20-25 hours per week.

Responsibilities

  1. In coordination with and as directed by the Teacher and School Programs Manager, Gallery Teachers will:
  2. Contribute to the development of and facilitate tours of the Amon Carter Museum of American Art for students from district-wide Pre-K–12th-grade programs, individual schools, and homeschool and day care groups
  3. Contribute to the development of and facilitate offsite student-oriented programs at schools, including pre-visits, fine arts events, and in-classroom outreach
  4. 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
  5. Stay informed of school curriculum, state standards, technology, and art materials relevant to museum experiences
  6. Facilitate public programs, as needed
  7. Help facilitate professional development for educators, as needed
  8. Be an ambassador for the museum, and promote museum programs and exhibitions to teachers, students, and museum visitors
  9. Communicate pertinent tour information to frontline staff (security personnel, Visitor Services Representatives, Museum Store staff, etc.)
  10. Conduct unscheduled and last-minute student tours upon request
  11. Routinely check email to stay informed about museum and school program news
  12. Maintain confidentiality of museum information; other duties as requested

Skills and Requirements

  1. Strong public speaking and presentation skills
  2. Knowledge of various learning styles and strategies to engage students of all ages, knowledge of current educational practices, experience with developing museum and classroom curricula
  3. Spanish language, experience using ESL teaching strategies, and knowledge of special needs and Pre-K audiences preferred
  4. Computer literate; experience with Windows and MS Office products

Key Characteristics/Traits

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

Qualifications/Education

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

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

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.