Reporting to the Manager of Visitor Services, the Museum Ambassador is responsible for ensuring that visitors feel welcome and are aware of visitor guidelines. As the face of the Nasher Sculpture Center, the Museum Ambassador assists the Manager of Visitor Services by instructing the visitors on guidelines, gently enforcing museum rules, and providing information about the museum’s collection and the community at large. The Museum Ambassador position is tasked with greeting visitors as they enter the museums, answering basic questions about the exhibits, and ensuring that visitors have a positive experience at the Nasher Sculpture Center.
- Information Point- You are to be the main point of contact for customer queries related to facilities, exhibitions and the community at large and provide excellent customer care. Museum Ambassadors will receive training and a resource guide on the Visitor Services guidelines and the Nasher Sculpture Center collection. Greet and welcome visitors in museum galleries, answer questions, engage in conversations about art and exhibitions. Guide visitors on tours on an as needed basis.
- Visitor Guidelines- As a point of reference for visitors, you are also to act as a positive enforcer of certain guidelines, specifically photography, proximity to art, and food and drinks.
- Assists Visitor Services on special occasions and as needed, including but not limited to checking in guests for special occasions. Represent the Nasher Sculpture Center at Kids Club events with partner organizations.
- Gather visitor feedback by conducting surveys and interviews.
- Help promote memberships by giving guest general information about our membership program, and refer further inquiries to the Visitor Services Associates on duty.
- Ensure that all incidents are reported to the Manager or the Assistant Manager and to Security.
- Additional duties as assigned.
- A demonstrated demeanor that exudes friendliness and professionalism. A commitment to working to high standards and providing the highest level of visitor services. Previous experience in a customer related environment preferred.
- College degree preferred. Art History background required. An interest in art and culture highly desirable.
- As highly visible representative of the museum, it is essential that all Visitor Services Staff are polite, presentable, responsible and committed individuals.
- Must be available for weekends and special events such as Target First Saturday, ‘Til Midnight, Soundings, member receptions, and other events. Will receive an event calendar months in advance.
- Must be able to stand for long periods of time.
- This is a part-time position.
Please email letter of interest, resume and contact information for three professional references to Ester Harrison at email@example.com. No calls or drop-ins please.
The curatorial internship provides an excellent opportunity for a motivated undergraduate or graduate student to gain experience in a range of curatorial activities, including exhibition preparation, gallery installations, documentation and research projects involving the Sculpture Center’s permanent collection, as well as publication projects and special exhibitions. Applicants must have excellent written and oral communication skills, be very organized and able to work independently. Art History majors with an interest in modern and contemporary art are preferred. The internship is unpaid, but can be taken for college credit if your program allows. Dates and hours are flexible, but the internship requires a commitment of 15-25 hours per week. To apply, please send a cover letter and résumé to Jed Morse at firstname.lastname@example.org.
External Affairs Intern
The Nasher Sculpture Center External Affairs internship provides an excellent opportunity for a motivated undergraduate or graduate student to serve as an important team member of the external affairs team and learn about marketing and public relations within a small cultural institution. Interns are responsible for working directly with the external affairs team on daily activities relating to events, marketing and public relations, including writing press releases, proofreading and editing marketing materials, and assisting with event coordination. Applicants must have excellent writing and oral communication skills, be very organized and able to work independently. Knowledge of visual arts preferred. The internship is unpaid and for credit, 15-25 hours per week. Please submit a cover letter and resume via email to
The Nasher Sculpture Center seeks a Spring or Summer 2016 intern with a strong interest in art museums to provide administrative support for the Development Department in its individual, patron, and corporate giving programs, with a focus on database management. Each intern will have the opportunity to train in Blackbaud’s database system, Altru. The Development Department also seeks to offer additional projects dependent on the interests of the intern. The intern will work closely with all the members of the Membership Department. The intern will have the opportunity to be exposed to all areas of the museum membership, including retaining current members, acquisition of new members, providing great customer service and fulfilling benefits to current members.
Dates and hours of this internship are flexible. Candidates enrolled in college studio art and/or art history classes preferred. This is an unpaid internship. Candidates will gain fundamental skills and knowledge of working in the Membership Department environment at a major non-profit organization.To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to Ester Harrison at email@example.com.
Evelyn Kelly Lambert Internship
The Nasher Sculpture Center is pleased to offer a project-based internship for university students and recent graduates pursuing art history, museum education or related disciplines. Successful applicants will work closely with Nasher Curatorial and Education staff to conduct research contributing to special exhibition or interpretive programs while gaining a deeper understanding of the foundations of museum work. Candidates for the Evelyn Kelly Lambert Internship will first complete a three-month internship with the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice, Italy, gaining practical experience in multiple aspects of museum operation before traveling to Dallas, Texas, to complete four months of focused study at the Nasher.
The Evelyn Kelly Lambert Internship at the Nasher Sculpture Center is offered to one candidate per calendar year and includes a monthly stipend. Applications will be jointly reviewed by staff at the Nasher Sculpture Center and the Peggy Guggenheim Collection.
For full position description and application, please click here.
Applications will be accepted through February 28, 2015. Applicants must be available to travel to Venice October – December, 2015 and to work in Dallas during the spring 2016 semester.
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