Career Opportunities

Visitor Services Museum Ambassador

Position Summary:

As the face of the Nasher Sculpture Center, the Visitor Services Museum Ambassador assists the Manager of Visitor Services by welcoming visitors to the Center, gently enforcing museum rules, leading tours of the permanent collection, representing the Nasher at events with partner organizations and providing visitors with information about current exhibitions, as well as the community at large.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Greet and welcome visitors in museum galleries, answer questions, engage in conversations about the art and exhibitions.
  • Guide visitors, interns, volunteers and staff on tours of the permanent collection and special exhibitions on an as needed basis.
  • 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 in the galleries.
  • Assist Visitor Services as needed, including but not limited to selling tickets, promoting memberships, checking bags and coats, stocking brochures and checking in guests during special events.
  • Gather visitor feedback by conducting surveys and interviews.
  • Represent the Nasher Sculpture Center at Kids Club, First Saturdays at Klyde Warren Park and other events with partner organizations as determined in conjunction with the Manager of Visitors Services.
  • Conduct research related to enhancing the visitor experience, attend 360 lectures and collaborate with the Nasher’s education department on special projects.
  • Maintaining Visitors Services binder and informing all Visitors Services staff of current exhibition descriptions, 360 lecture reviews, programming and collection updates, Nasher Prize updates and important happenings in the Dallas art scene. 
  • Ensure that all incidents are reported to the Manager of Visitors Services and to Security.
  • Additional duties as assigned.

Essential Requirements:

  • Professional demeanor with strong interpersonal skills.  Polite, respectful, dependable and comfortable working with visitors and members both in person and on the phone.
  • A strong interest in art and culture.
  • A commitment to working to high standards and providing the highest level of visitor services.
  • Previous experience working in a customer service environment.
  • College degree preferred. Art History background required.
  • Must be available for weekends and special events such as Target First Saturday, ‘til Midnight, Soundings, member receptions, and other events.
  • Must be able to stand for long periods of time.

Work Environment:

  • General office environment with occasional work throughout the Museum’s facilities (galleries, conference rooms and exhibit halls) and outdoors.
  • Significant computer and telephone work.
  • Position is part-time with a maximum of 30 hours per week.

How to apply:

Please email letter of interest, resume and contact information for three professional references to: jwashington@nashersculpturecenter.org

Internships

Curatorial Intern

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 jmorse@nashersculpturecenter.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

lsimek@nashersculpturecenter.org.

Development Intern

The Nasher Sculpture Center seeks a Fall 2016 or Spring 2017 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 Aralyn Griesbach at agriesbach@nashersculpturecenter.org.

 


 

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