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Museum Attendant

Bates College
Maine, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Sep 20, 2023

Title: Museum Attendant

Position Purpose:

The position of Museum Attendant at the Bates College Museum of Art combines activities of visitor services and security for exhibitions and works of art on exhibition in the museum galleries. Museum Attendants work to provide a welcoming environment to museum visitors and provide information and assistance regarding exhibitions, while ensuring the safety of artworks. Attendants also occasionally provide some administrative support to the director.

Job Duties:
  • Welcome visitors and provide information related to exhibitions but also for the Arts Center and other general information (directions, etc.)
  • Continuous monitoring of galleries to provide security for works of art in gallery areas.
  • Ensure visitors do not touch or endanger works of art.
  • Answer museum telephone and take messages and forward calls as necessary.
  • Keep track of museum attendance.
  • Handle sales of museum merchandise.
  • Provide welcoming, friendly environment for museum visitors.
  • Occasionally provide some administrative support in the form of word processing, spreadsheets, and clerical work.
  • Perform various duties and tasks as requested by supervisor or director.
Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Some college courses particularly related to art history preferred.
  • 1+ years’ experience in visitor or other public welcoming and informational setting desired.
  • 1+ Administrative assistant experience desired.
  • 1+ years of gallery, museum or other security experience desired.
Skills and Knowledge
  • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to develop and maintain collegial relationships with clientele such as students, staff, faculty, co-workers and the public.
  • Keen attention to detail and surrounding activity.
  • Proficiency in basic data management systems and basic computer applications (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Willingness and ability to learn additional applications as needed.
  • Ability and willingness to work weekends, evenings, on-call and other non-traditional schedules.
  • Personal commitment to excellence and the mission of a top-tier small liberal arts college.
  • Commitment to equity and inclusion, and serving the needs of a culturally and educationally diverse community.
Benefits: Bates College offers competitive salaries, access to the library and athletic facilities, and a supportive, collegial environment in a drug- and smoke-free workplace. This position may accrue leave in accordance with the Maine Earned Paid Leave law .

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

Bates College is committed to the principle of equal opportunity and providing an educational and work environment free from discrimination. The college prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, age, disability, genetic information or veteran status and other legally protected statuses in the recruitment and admission of its students, in the administration of its education policies and programs, or in the recruitment of its faculty and staff. Bates College adheres to all applicable state and federal equal opportunity laws and regulations. All college faculty, staff, students, contractors, visitors, and volunteers are responsible for understanding and complying with the Non-Discrimination Policy.

Inquiries concerning the college’s policies, compliance with applicable laws, statutes, and regulations (such as Title VII, Title IX, and ADA/Section 504), and complaints may be directed to Gwen Lexow, Title IX Officer, 207-786-6445 or via email at .

About Bates:

Bates is internationally recognized as a leading liberal arts college, attracting 2,000 students from across the U.S. and around the world.

Since 1855, Bates has been dedicated to educating the whole person through creative and rigorous scholarship in a collaborative residential community. Committed to opportunity and excellence, Bates has always admitted students without regard to gender, race, religion, or national origin.

Cultivating intellectual discovery and informed civic action, Bates prepares leaders sustained by a love of learning and zeal for responsible stewardship of the wider world. Bates engages the forces — intellectual trends, demographic changes, and technology — that are transforming higher education and the world into which our students graduate.

Bates has highly competitive admissions, graduates over 90 percent of its entering students, and more than half of its alumni earn graduate degrees. Bates employs 200 faculty members and 550 staff.

The college is proud of deep roots in the Lewiston/Auburn community, Maine’s second-largest urban area with a population of approximately 65,000. Bates is located on a beautiful, 133-acre, traditional New England campus in Lewiston, an emerging city with an entrepreneurial climate, a lively arts scene, and a dynamic business community. Bates is 35 miles north of Portland, 140 miles north of Boston, and 350 miles north of New York City.

Advertised: Sep 20 2023 Eastern Daylight Time
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