Employment

Weekend Administrator

Hunterdon Art Museum, a center for contemporary art, craft, and design, presents exhibitions of new and innovative art and has an active studio school. Located in a nineteenth century mill on the banks of the South Branch of the Raritan River, in Clinton, New Jersey, the Museum is on the National Historic Register.  Our programming includes approximately thirteen exhibitions and nearly 300 classes, workshops and art camps annually.

We are seeking A Weekend Administrator who will work on Sundays.

Position Summary:

The essential functions include:

  • greeting visitors and directing guests to the program or gallery they wish to see
  • accepting cash and credit cards for admission fees and shop sales
  • answering the phone, taking messages, accepting packages, sorting and distributing the mail, registering students for classes, answering visitors’ questions, and doing clerical work
  • updating the Museum’s database and various lists
  • gaining a basic understanding of our education programs in order to answer questions and take enrollments as per procedure
  • monitoring the exhibition galleries
  • Ensuring that the building’s operations, for example, HVAC and lighting, are functioning by taking care of minor malfunctions or contacting the proper person
  • Keeping the first floor and outside entrance area tidy

The marginal functions include:

  • Retrieving and accepting artwork for students and exhibiting artists
  • Storing delivered packages

Qualifications:

The successful candidate must be reliable, self-sufficient, articulate, and friendly.

  • ability to work professionally and courteously at all times with staff, faculty, students, and the general public
  • ability to handle phone and walk-in traffic
  • ability to professionally and efficiently meet the needs of the public during times of high volume visitation during events such as exhibition openings, facility rentals, etc.
  • proficiency with office software applications including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, calendaring and email systems
  • experience working with the public
  • knowledge of contemporary art is a plus

Work Schedule:

Sunday hours vary depending upon the activities taking place.  Generally, they are from 8:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. and occasionally from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m

Please email a resume and cover letter to marjorie@hunterdonartmuseum.org and use weekend administrator as the subject.

Hunterdon Art Museum is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to diverse cultural and social perspectives. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity.

Individual Giving Coordinator

Hunterdon Art Museum is seeking a part-time (16 hours/week) Individual Giving Coordinator who will strengthen the Museum’s fundraising through individual giving initiatives. Working with the Executive Director, the Individual Giving Coordinator will develop and execute strategies to identify, cultivate, and solicit potential donors and steward current donors.

The Individual Giving Coordinator must have development experience with an emphasis on individual giving. Excellent interpersonal skills, strong writing skills, and a working knowledge of Donor Perfect or a similar database are required. The Coordinator will be joining a small, but dedicated team of individuals including the Foundation, Corporate and Government Development Officer and a special events coordinator.

The Museum offers flexible hours, vacation and sick leave.

Hunterdon Art Museum is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to diverse cultural and social perspectives. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity.

Please send a cover letter, resume, and a writing sample to marjorie@hunterdonartmuseum.org with Individual Giving as the subject

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Art Education Faculty Position

Reports To: Director of Education

POSITION SUMMARY:
The Hunterdon Art Museum is always seeking art educators to enhance and expand our Art Education programming. Art Education Faculty provides the Museum’s studio school programs with quality art and design classes and workshops. Art Faculty at the Museum teach kids through adults in a wide variety of mediums not limited to drawing, painting, glass fusing, sculpture and more. Resumes are accepted on an on-going basis, and applicants will be contacted based on the current needs of the Hunterdon Art Museum.

WORK SCHEDULE:
Varies. Days, evenings, weekend positions available. Studio schedules vary. Adult art classes and workshops are offered during the day, evenings, and weekends. Kids art classes are offered evenings and weekends.

RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:
• Work with Education Coordinator and Director of Education to create hands-on arts programs.
• Prepare lessons and outlines to use in class that effectively cover the medium(s).
• Responsible for approving your schedule for upcoming semester by set deadline.
• Responsible for setting up and cleaning up your classroom/space as well as maintaining studio space organization system.
• Creating lesson plans, materials lists, and program descriptions.

QUALIFICATIONS:
The ideal candidate has teaching experience and possesses strong communication, organizational, presentation and interpersonal skills. They should demonstrate the ability to meet deadlines, thrive in a fast-paced environment, manage a classroom and work independently.

Education and Experience:
• Bachelors of Arts in Education, Fine Arts, Art History, Art Education, or related field preferred
• Previous teaching experience preferred
• Experience working with a variety of audiences and students in camp or classroom setting preferred.

Skills and Abilities:
• Competency in teaching one or more of the following mediums and/or processes: drawing, painting, sculpting, printmaking, jewelry design and collage.
• Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, accuracy, and ability to work independently.
• Must be a team player with an ability to work with a variety of students, artists, and staff.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORK ENVIRONMENT:
The work environment and physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• Some standing, walking, bending, frequent use of hands, stooping and light lifting (at least 25 pounds) is needed.
• The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Hunterdon Art Museum (HAM) seeks to recruit and employ outstanding staff and instructors who will support and enhance our mission. In accordance with that goal, some designated positions require that final candidates successfully complete a background check prior to being employed. Background checks, which may include a verification of employment history, Social Security number and a criminal records search, are normally completed before an offer of employment is made but may also take place after employment begins. HAM will keep confidential all information gathered in background checks and will use the information solely for the purpose of establishing suitability for employment in a particular position.

To apply for this position send the following to:
Joan Gavornik, Director of Education
joan@hunterdonartmuseum.org
7 Lower Center St. Clinton NJ 08809
Attn: Joan Gavornik

• Resume and/or CV
• Cover letter
• Program proposals
• Completed job application form

Hunterdon Art Museum is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to diverse cultural and social perspectives. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity.