The Allentown Art Museum of the Lehigh Valley has the following openings:

• Grippe Curatorial Fellow

Security Guard

Full Time Summer Arts Camp Coordinator

• Part Time Visitor Services Receptionist

The Allentown Art Museum of the Lehigh Valley is an equal opportunity, equal access employer, fully committed to achieving a diverse and inclusive workplace.

Please submit your resume and cover letter to: hr [at] allentownartmuseum [dot] org


Position:          Grippe Curatorial Fellow (full-time, one-year appointment)

Reports To:             Vice President of Curatorial Affairs

Department:            Curatorial

The Grippe Curatorial Fellow is responsible for the Peter Grippe Collection, comprised of about 12,000 works of art, including sculpture, paintings, prints, drawings, collages, printing plates, and sketchbooks by Peter Grippe, with additional works by his wife, Florence Grippe, and a small selection of prints and drawings by other artists.

Known primarily as a sculptor and printmaker, Grippe took on the directorship of Atelier 17, the renowned and influential print workshop, in the early 1950s in New York.


·        Make recommendations regarding accessioning and dispersal for works of art in the Grippe Collection. Provide specific recommendations for institutions to which to donate and a selection of works to offer to each. Make recommendations for dealers and auction houses to approach for possible sale of works. Contact institutions, dealers, and auction houses to complete the dispersal of the collection.

·        Evaluate condition of artworks to determine whether conservation is necessary.

·        Write a narrative explaining the criteria and reasoning for the selection of works from the Grippe Collection recommended for accessioning into the Allentown Art Museum’s permanent collection. This will be based upon an evaluation of the Grippe collection as a whole, with consideration of how this collection fits into the Allentown Art Museum’s print collection, American art collection, and overall collections.

·        Conduct research as necessary to complete this work.

·        Catalogue accessioned works from the Grippe Collection and enter information into database.

·        Develop exhibition and project proposals based on the Grippe Collection.



Master’s degree in Art History or a related field

1-3 years museum experience preferred

Knowledge of prints preferred

Art handling experience preferred

Excellent research and writing skills

High level of organizational skills, aptitude for detail, and ability to work well independently

Strong time management and interpersonal skills


Please submit your resume and cover letter by email to: hr [at] allentownartmuseum [dot] org


Position:                      Security Guard

Reports To:                  Security Supervisor

Department:                 Administration

Security guards at the Museum support the Security Supervisor's goals and responsibilities..

Job Description                                                                                       

·        Monitor and authorize entrance and departure of employees, visitors, and other persons to guard against theft and maintain security of premises.

·        Warn persons of rule infractions or violations.

·        Monitor security systems, equipment, and other machinery (i.e, HVAC, phone, electrical panels, Lutron lighting, A/V). 

·        Patrol Museum premises to prevent and detect signs of intrusion, criminal activity and ensure security of doors and windows.

·        Write reports of irregularities, such as touching or damage of art, equipment or property damage, theft, presence of unauthorized persons, or unusual occurrences.


Education and Experience:

·        Must have a high school degree or equivalent.


Other Requirements:

·        Able to pass a criminal background check.

·        Able to work all shifts, including evenings and weekends.

·        Able to meet the physical requirements of the job including standing for long periods of time, lifting objects up to 50 lbs.,

·        Dress according to Museum policies.


Please submit your resume and cover letter by email to: hr [at] allentownartmuseum [dot] org


Position Title:              Full Time Summer Arts Camp Coordinator

Reports To:                  Manager of Public Engagement

Job Description

The Summer Arts Camp Coordinator is responsible for all aspects of coordination, support, and outreach activities related to the planning and implementation of the Middle School Summer Arts Camp. S/he is also responsible for assisting with the development of quality programs in all studio art areas. Duties will include overseeing various administrative tasks, which may include acting as liaison between artists and advisory board members, managing teaching artists and planning sessions, ordering supplies, coordinating schedules, and completing all necessary reports.


·         Assist in the communication and coordination of program goals and strategies to Teaching Artists (TAs) as per MSSAC plan.

·         Facilitate MSSAC planning meetings and trainings with the TAs.

·         Work with the Public Engagement Manager to identity a list of TAs for MSSAC program implementation.

·         Act as liaison between the chosen MSSAC site, the TAs and the Museum as well as handle all logistics before, during and after the program begins.

·         Prepare written reports, forms, statistics, and documents as required.

·         Assist in the supervision and organization of volunteers and interns as deemed necessary.

·         Assist TAs with coordination and set-up of classroom for specific studio programs.

·         Work with other Public Engagement staff, as well as advisory board members to identify and recruit MSSAC participants.

·         Act as Museum representative for the MSSAC on and off site.

·         Serve as support to TAs and assess the quality of all studio programs.

·         Coordinate field trips to other arts or cultural institutions.

·         Assist TAs in coordinating logistics for all culminating events.

·         Organize mid-year reunion with camp attendees, families, and instructors.


·         Bachelor’s degree in Art, Art Education, Art History, Museum Studies, Art Therapy, community organization, grass roots activism, or equivalent experience required.

·         One to three years of experience in a museum, gallery, or organization working in the community with artists and arts education programming.

·         Schedule requires flexibility to work both weekday and weekend hours as needed.

·         Experience working with kids and family programs

·         Strong communication skills both written and oral with the ability to speak in group settings.

·         Attention to details with strong problem solving and organizational skills

·         Ability to gracefully take direction as needed

·         Integrity, sense of humor, self-directed and flexible with the ability to supervise others.

·         Must have the ability to work with diverse populations and community organizations and must perform well as a team player.

·         Excellent working knowledge of social media, computers, digital communications, Microsoft Office, and presentation software.

Additional Skills

·         Bilingual (Spanish/English)

·         Teaching, camp and/or program coordinator experience

·         Proficiency in program planning and implementation

Please submit your resume and cover letter by email to: hr [at] allentownartmuseum [dot] org





Title:      Part Time Visitor Services Receptionist
Reports to:          Visitor Services Coordinator

Job Description

The ability to deliver to all museum visitors an exceptional level of customer service at all times is fundamental to this position. As the first face of the Museum to the public, the receptionist must be helpful, welcoming, knowledgeable, and informative.  The position is required to make all visitors welcome and knowledgeable about how to approach, engage, and benefit from the experiences they are about to encounter.    Must be self-motivated and pro-active, with excellent communication and people skills and an attention to detail. To enhance visitor experience and satisfaction through knowledge and understanding of the opportunities available at the Museum. Meet, greet and direct all visitors and tour groups; invite guests to join the museum; promote museum events and programs; process admissions, memberships, group tour and ticket sales; gather statistical information from our visitors via visitor survey questions; answer or delegate customer queries both face-to-face and over the telephone.

Primary Duties:
Keeps informed of all museum-related information regarding exhibitions, membership, special events, programs, procedures and protocols in order to provide optimal customer service. Greets and directs all visitors, guests and tour groups

  1. Actively promotes membership and participation in events and programs.
  2. Processes admissions and all paperwork and payments for all other transactions, such as tour groups, memberships, program registrations, and ticketed events. Learn the Patron Edge system for processing admissions.
  3. Dispenses tickets and updates reservation lists (for lectures, camps and courses)
  4. Facilitates the gathering of statistical information from our visitors
  5. Answers telephone and general questions; directs calls to appropriate staff and/or takes messages as necessary
  6. Dispenses cash reimbursement for parking to museum volunteers
  7. Performs daily reconciliation of cash register
  8. Performs other tasks as assigned by the Visitor Services Coordinator

Education and Experience:

High school graduate.  An interest in art and artists is needed.  Fluency in Spanish is preferred.

Please submit your resume and cover letter by email to: hr [at] allentownartmuseum [dot] org