Summer 2022 Arts Crawl Tour Guide description
Allentown Art Museum is seeking two energetic and enthusiastic individuals for the limited part-time position of the Arts Crawl Tour Guide. This is the second year this program has run in conjunction with Downtown’s Third Thursday and City Center’s Rock the Walk event. Arts Crawl Guides will lead one tour on the Third Thursday of each month, which focuses on public art in the downtown area and includes stops at a few local eateries and/or galleries for a drinks and appetizers. This position will run from May to September.

For more information on the 2022 Arts Crawl please go to Third Thursday Arts Crawl – Allentown Art Museum

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, please note that any physical interactions will strictly adhere to social distancing and hygienic measures as mandated by the Pennsylvania State policy.

For more information on the Museum’s programming, exhibitions, or COVID-19 response, please visit our site, www.allentownartmuseum.org.


Museum Description
Founded in 1934 and incorporated in 1939, the Allentown Art Museum (AAM) is the premier public visual arts facility in northeastern PA. The Museum strives to be an inclusive regional resource that uses arts and culture as a catalyst to drive interaction, education, experimentation, and social change by offering exhibitions and programs that inspire, teach, transform, and engage our Valley – one person, one idea at a time. Our vision is to stimulate the active exploration of the arts and provide access, education, and engagement. Our goals include developing innovative programs to ensure that we can listen, respond to, and serve our community effectively. The Museum maintains a collection of 20,000 works of art in a 54,000+ sq. ft. facility, enjoying 60,000 – 70,000 visitors annually.


Qualifications
The successful candidate will display an outgoing and energetic personality, as well as enthusiasm for the arts. Individuals with experience in public speaking and/or arts education will be given special consideration. The Arts Crawl will be held monthly on the 3rd Thursday, May – September, with tours starting at 5:30 and 6:30pm. Evening availability on these dates is required. Tours last approximately 2 hours.  Training will also be required prior to the 3rd Thursday in May.

Finally, this individual will work with the Museum’s diverse audiences and therefore must possesses knowledge, sensitivity, and understanding of the social, political, personal, and cross-cultural needs of participants.

Tours begin at AAM and conclude at the Allentown Market and cover several blocks. Guides must be able to safely navigate and lead a group of up to 25 through the downtown area.

Fluency in Spanish is a plus, but not required.

Compensation
This position is stipend paid. Guides will receive $500 in May at the start of the Arts Crawl season, and $500 in September following the final tour.

 

Application Instructions
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Applicants must supply all of the following materials in order to be considered for this position: 1) a letter of interest outlining how the candidate’s qualifications and experiences align with the position description; and 2) a curriculum vitae. All materials should be sent to education@allentownartmuseum.org with the subject line, Arts Crawl Guide Application.

Background screening including State and Federal Clearances must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can begin work with the Allentown Art Museum.  Clearance processing information will be provided.

 

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Allentown Art Museum is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.