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Kidspace ArtBarista (As-needed, by contract)

MASS MoCA seeks an occasional person to fill in at the Kidspace ArtBar. ArtBaristas oversee public hours in the Kidspace gallery, facilitating drop-in art-making experiences for families. The ArtBar offers dynamic art activities thematically connected to current MASS MoCA exhibitions, especially the Kidspace exhibitions Here Comes the Sun and Cavernous: The Inner Life of Courage (opening June 17).

Responsibilities include welcoming visitors and answering questions, preparing, maintaining, and opening/closing the Kidspace gallery, and supporting art-making by explaining and distributing art projects and materials.

Successful candidates should be friendly, outgoing, feel comfortable working with children, interested in the arts, and have flexible schedules. Must be 18 years or older to apply. ArtBaristas can expect to work 1-3 days/week during peak times (school vacations and holidays) and 1-3 days/month regularly. In the spring, winter, and fall, shifts are typically from 11am-5pm. In the summer, shifts are typically 10am-6pm or 7pm. All shifts require additional time for set-up and clean-up.

Please email your resume to Public Engagement Coordinator Hilary Knecht at education@massmoca.org.

MASS MoCA is an equal opportunity employer and seeks diversity in its workforce.


Art Ninjas Camp Counselor

2 positions available (seasonal part-time)

Camp Counselors work with the Camp Director to run Art Ninjas Camp. Each camp day revolves around a weekly theme and daily mission, and will include art projects, outdoor play, yoga/meditation, a group game, and exploration in the MASS MoCA galleries. Each week includes an off-site field trip. Campers range from grades 1-5; there are 20 campers per camp session. You may read more about the specifics of each week-long camp here.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide a safe and healthy environment for all campers
  • Assist with leading art projects
  • Effectively monitor campers’ behaviors
  • Set up and clean up art activities and maintain cleanliness of camp space
  • Serve as a positive role model for the campers
  • Problem-solve through situations and seek assistance when necessary
  • Maintain open communication with all camp staff
  • Guide campers in participating successfully in all camp activities
  • Participate in staff meetings with Camp Counselors and Camp Director

Qualifications:

  • 18 years or older
  • Experience working with children
  • Ability to work and communicate with a variety of age and skill levels
  • Ability to think quickly and effectively on your feet
  • Energetic, responsible, dependable, and adaptable

Preferred:

  • Art-making experience
  • Camp counselor or art teaching experience
  • CPR/First Aid certified

You will be working as an independent contractor, billing for your services at the rate of $11.00 per hour. The camp schedule will require you to be on-site from 8:15am-3:30pm (3 days/week) and 8:15am-5pm (2 days/week), Monday-Friday, from August 7-September 1, 2017. One training day is required on Wednesday, August 2, from 9am-5pm. A CORI/SORI (background) check will be done for all accepted applicants.

Please email your résumé and application to Public Engagement Coordinator/Art Ninjas Camp Director Hilary Knecht at education@massmoca.org by March 17, 2017.

MASS MoCA is an equal opportunity employer and seeks diversity in its workforce.


James Turrell Lead Gallery Attendant

Part-time, 20-30 hours per week

Background: MASS MoCA presents a multi-decade retrospective of James Turrell’s work, opening in May 2017, featuring nine installations that elevate visitor experience and perception of light and space. The largest assemblage of Turrell’s work in one location in the United States, his art is on long-term loan and can be viewed every day the museum is open. Installations range in scale, degree of visibility, group size capacity, and length of time required for engagement.

General Duties: The Turrell Lead Attendant reports to the Director of Education + Curator of Kidspace, and is the lead visitor engagement staff member in the gallery. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Greeting and orienting individual visitors and groups to the installations;
  • Controlling visitor flow into the spaces, especially the Ganzfeld installation, and ensuring efficient crowd control and line management;
  • Overseeing wait list app for the Ganzfeld;
  • Delivering excellent customer service in a responsive manner, ensuring easy and safe entrance and exit to the installations, along with security staff;
  • Providing information to and helping visitors engage with the work;
  • Scheduling Turrell Attendants to cover public hour shifts and ensuring they are adequately trained;
  • Providing operational support for special programs and events; and
  • Performing other duties as assigned.

The candidate will have:

  • An outgoing, positive personality, and a knack for connecting with people of many backgrounds;
  • A demonstrated interest in contemporary art and museums;
  • An ability to use mobile technologies;
  • A college degree preferred, art history or art education majors preferred;
  • An ability to regularly work on holidays and weekends;
  • An ability to stand and/or walk for extended periods of time;
  • An ability to make quick decisions and adapt to changing environments; and
  • A determination to be punctual and reliable.

Hours are regular and relate to the museum’s seasonal hours with required special events shifts that are scheduled at least two weeks in advance.

Training will be provided to become a Certified Massachusetts Crowd Manager.

Send cover letter and resume to lthompson@massmoca.org by March 1. Position to start in mid-April.

No phone calls, please. MASS MoCA is an equal opportunity employer and seeks diversity in its workforce.

Retirees are encouraged to apply.


Part-Time Sales Associate

MASS MoCA’s retail store is seeking a part-time Sales Associate for summer and fall employment. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Cheerfully interacting with customers.
  • Cleaning, restocking, and maintaining attractive merchandise displays.
  • Taking initiative to learn about the history of MASS MoCA and the current exhibitions to answer customer questions.
  • Opening/closing stores and operating cash registers.
  • Help customer make selections by building customer confidence; offering suggestions, opinions, and providing product information
  • Process payments using POS system; processing credit cards, cash, and gift cards.
  • Handling/counting cash accurately.
  • Keep patrons informed by notifying them of preferred customer sales and future merchandise of potential interest.

We are looking to fill a position for a part-time Sales Associate at MASS MoCA and MASS MoCA By Design. This position offers approximately 15-20 hours per week and requires a flexible schedule including availability specifically Friday through Sunday, Saturday evenings, occasional holidays, and festivals. It also requires a friendly, polite disposition in addition to self-motivation and initiative. Customer service experience is preferred.

To apply, obtain and complete an application from MASS MoCA’s Box Office at 87 Marshall Street, North Adams.

No phone calls please. MASS MoCA is an equal opportunity employer and seeks diversity in its workforce.


Maintenance Staff

MASS MoCA is seeking applicants for a Maintenance Staff position at the museum.
Maintenance staff responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Assisting in preparation for special museum functions by setting up facilities such as tents, stages, concessions, barbecue pits, or special equipment
  • Assisting in repair and construction of cabinets, counters, shelving, and furniture
  • Wall construction including framing, drywall, taping, finishing, and painting
  • Unclogging drains and repairing faucets, sinks, and toilets
  • All aspects of lawn and grounds care
  • All aspects of snow and ice removal including shoveling, sanding, and operating snowblowers and snowplows
  • Performing preventive maintenance, such as lubricating and greasing motors, pumps, and bearings; adjusting and replacing belts; and tightening and lubricating chains
  • Installing, maintaining, inspecting, and repairing equipment, refrigeration, and heating units; calibrating equipment to manufacturers’ specifications
  • Soldering and/or welding various materials

Ideal applicants must have knowledge of the types and uses of equipment and materials used in the performance of maintenance work, including skills in using power tools and maintenance machinery. Applicants must be able to follow verbal and written instructions, and be able to read and interpret documents such as plans, blueprints, specifications, and drawings. Applicants must be able to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with supervisors, co-workers, staff members, and others at the museum.

Maintenance staff must be able to work indoors and outdoors and may be exposed to adverse weather conditions; must be able to lift and carry 50 pounds or greater; are required to climb ladders and scaffolds; must be OSHA 10-hour trained or have equivalent demonstrable safety knowledge; and may need to work varied shifts or irregular hours. Ability to work on weekends/holidays is a must. Maintenance staff may be required to operate motor vehicles based on the assignment.

To apply, obtain and complete an application from MASS MoCA’s Box Office at 87 Marshall Street, North Adams. You can also email a résumé and cover letter to seasonal_opportunities@massmoca.org.

No phone calls, please. MASS MoCA is an equal opportunity employer and seeks diversity in its workforce.


Security Staff

Enjoy people? Enjoy art? MASS MoCA is hiring temporary seasonal security staff for the spring & summer seasons.

The right candidates will enjoy working in a museum environment and have the ability to communicate clearly and cordially with our guests. A flexible schedule including weekend and holiday work, walking and standing for extended periods of time, and just a touch of patience will be required.

To apply, obtain and complete an application from MASS MoCA’s Box Office at 87 Marshall Street, North Adams. You can also email a résumé and cover letter to seasonal_opportunities@massmoca.org.

No phone calls, please. MASS MoCA is an equal opportunity employer and seeks diversity in its workforce. Retirees are encouraged to apply.


Custodial Staff

MASS MoCA is seeking the services of a full-time Custodian. Custodial responsibilities will include:

  • Performing all routine cleaning tasks including sweeping, mopping, vacuuming, cleaning restrooms, washing windows and walls, restocking supplies, and other duties assigned using prescribed procedures
  • Trash removal, recycling, and sanitation of waste receptacles
  • Cleaning and supporting special events on the MASS MoCA campus
  • Reporting observed damages or defects in assigned areas
  • Assisting with snow removal and sanding
  • Implementing technical and safety procedures as instructed by his/her supervisor
  • Assuming additional responsibilities as required

Ideal candidates must be able to lift 50 pounds or more on a regular basis. Candidates must demonstrate ample knowledge of cleaning safety procedures and certifications, methods, materials, equipment, and an ability to operate mechanical cleaning equipment. Candidates must be able to function well in a team/community environment, displaying common courtesy and politeness; custodial work involves frequent interaction with patrons, co-workers, and administrators. Candidates must be flexible and willing to work alone as well as in teams, and may be required to work various shifts if needed; ability to work on weekends and holidays is a must.

To apply, please obtain and complete an application from MASS MoCA’s Box Office at 87 Marshall Street, North Adams. You can also email a résumé and cover letter to seasonal_opportunities@massmoca.org.

No phone calls, please. MASS MoCA is an equal opportunity employer and seeks diversity in its workforce. Retirees are encouraged to apply.

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