Employment

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

• Grippe Curatorial Fellow

• Part Time Museum Store Sales Associate

Security Guard

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

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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.

Responsibilities

·        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.

 

Qualifications

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

 

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

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Position: Part Time Museum Store Sales Associate                  

Job Summary
Reporting to the Museum Store Manager, the Museum Store Sales Associate will assist in maintaining the Museum to enhance the visual image of the Museum and to optimize profitability on merchandise sales.

Responsibilities:

1.     Be available approximately 10 hours per week to work weekends, occasional weekdays and some evenings during Museum special events.

2.     Operate the cash register independently and trouble shoot for volunteer sales staff on weekends and days when Store Manager is out.

3.     Reconcile cash register from the previous day at the start of each day. 

4.     Process sales efficiently and package purchases for our customers.  Make change accurately.

5.     Sell local merchant gift cards in the Museum Store for Chamber of Commerce.

6.     Greet Museum visitors to make them welcome. 

7.     Keep the store tidy during each shift.

8.     Use all avenues to sell the Museum and the benefits of membership.

9.     Assist Store Manager with marking merchandise and other tasks as assigned.

10.  Be familiar with Museum events, programs and exhibitions.

11.  Become familiar with merchandise and vendors.

12.  Restock bags, boxes, and tissue paper as needed.

 

Education and Experience:  High school graduate with one to two years’ retail experience.  An interest in art and artists is advantageous.  Fluency in Spanish is preferred.

 

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

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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.

 

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

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