The Allentown Art Museum has the following job openings

  • Grippe Curatorial Fellow
  • Part Time Museum Store Sales Associate
  • Part Time Security Guard
  • Grants Manager

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@allentownartmuseum.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@allentownartmuseum.org

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Position
Part Time Museum Store Sales Associate

Reports To
Museum Store Manager

Department
Administration

Job Summary
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

  • Be available approximately 10 hours per week to work weekends, occasional weekdays and some evenings during Museum special events.
  • Operate the cash register independently and trouble shoot for volunteer sales staff on weekends and days when Store Manager is out.
  • Reconcile cash register from the previous day at the start of each day.
  • Process sales efficiently and package purchases for our customers.  Make change accurately.
  • Sell local merchant gift cards in the Museum Store for Chamber of Commerce.
  • Greet Museum visitors to make them welcome.
  • Keep the store tidy during each shift.
  • Use all avenues to sell the Museum and the benefits of membership.
  • Assist Store Manager with marking merchandise and other tasks as assigned.
  • Be familiar with Museum events, programs and exhibitions.
  • Become familiar with merchandise and vendors.
  • Restock bags, boxes, and tissue paper as needed.

Qualifications

  • 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.

To Apply
Please submit your resume and cover letter by email to: hr@allentownartmuseum.org

 


Position
Part Time 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.

Qualifications

  • Must have a high school degree or equivalent.
  • 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@allentownartmuseum.org

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Position
Grants Manager

Reports To
Vice President of Development and Communication

Department
Development

Job Description

The Grants Manager is responsible for the creation and management of a well-coordinated, strategic development plan to cultivate and solicit support from foundations, corporations, and government sources. This position works to establish long-term partnerships, strengthen existing relationships, and initiate new contacts within each of these sectors. Success is defined by expanded income and resources from all three fundraising sectors and excellent stewardship and ongoing communication with current donors and prospects.

 

Responsibilities

  • Manage all current and future Museum efforts in corporate, foundation, and governmental support of the Museum.
  • Communicate, collaborate, and coordinate with all departments in the Museum pertaining to current and future corporate, foundation, and governmental donors and prospects
  • Develop fundraising/stewardship strategies for foundations, corporations, and local, regional, and national governmental prospects
  • Conduct ongoing prospect research to identify new prospective funders and follow-through on those identified
  • Draft letters, proposals, reports, and other written materials as needed
  • Manage Museum’s EITC funding process and expand the current donor pool
  • Build strong and productive relationships with all constituencies
  • Oversee current and future corporate sponsorship of fundraising events (Gala, Cocktails & Collecting, etc.)
  • Oversee current and future corporate sponsorship of educational initiatives and exhibition programs
  • Be proactive and creative in the identification and solicitation of new prospects and in the ongoing communication with current donors

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree with at least 3 years of grant writing experience preferred
  • Proficiency in Altru or similar database management system preferred
  • Proven ability to work on a variety of projects simultaneously, strong project management skills,
  • and an attention to detail
  • Demonstrated literacy in MS Word, Excel & Outlook
  • Strong writing, editing and communications skills
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively
  • Energy, ambition, and being goal-driven are important for this position

 

Time Commitment

  • Some evenings and weekends throughout the year required.

Full benefits package available, including medical and dental.  Salary commensurate with experience.

 

To Apply
Please submit your resume and cover letter by email to: hr@allentownartmuseum.org