Visitor Engagement Representative, Art@Bainbridge (Casual Hourly - Temporary)
Job ID: 2021-13145
# of Openings: 1
Category: Arts and Museum Administration
The Princeton University Art Museum seeks applications for Visitor Engagement Representatives for Art@Bainbridge, a gallery housed in the carefully restored colonial-era Bainbridge House at 158 Nassau Street in downtown Princeton NJ. This visitor focused position provides the opportunity to work within the context of an art museum that is intimate in scale yet expansive in scope, supporting a dynamic exhibition program and an array of educational initiatives. As part of the Education Team, Visitor Engagement Representatives are responsible for providing a welcoming and engaging experience for all Art@Bainbridge visitors. They will also help organize and run Museum programs and events. With a collecting history that extends back to 1755, the Princeton University Art Museum is one of the leading university art museums in the country, with collections that have grown to include more than 112,000 works of art ranging from ancient to contemporary art and spanning the globe. Committed to advancing Princeton’s teaching and research missions, the Art Museum also serves as a gateway to the University for visitors from around the world. The Museum’s main building is currently closed for the construction of a bold and welcoming new building, designed in partnership with Sir David Adjaye and slated to open in late 2024. To learn more about the Princeton University Art Museum, visit artmuseum.princeton.edu.
Open and Close Art@Bainbridge, including turning on/off the security alarm, setting up any equipment in the installations, and preparing the visitor areas on the ground floor.Welcome visitors and provide information about the artwork exhibited and upcoming programming.Support the entrance and exit experience.Provide clear messaging to visitors regarding safety guidelines.Provide oversight and training for the University students working as Welcome Desk Attendants.Work closely with the visitor service team to ensure all shifts at Art@Bainbridge are covered, including last minute cancellations.Assist with promotion, setup, and execution of Museum programs and events. Additional administrative tasks as needed.Attend mandatory training programs provided by the Art Museum.Flexible work schedule required which will include hours on Saturdays, Sundays, and some evenings. Approximately 12-18 hours per week. Qualifications
Experience working with the public, serving as front-line staff, including the ability to work with a range of individuals from diverse backgrounds.Strong communication and interpersonal skills; fluency in more than one language is a plus.A commitment to providing current, accurate, and helpful information.Detail oriented with strong organizational skills.Ability to work as a collaborative team player who is able to adapt to meet shifting demands and priorities.The ability to use Microsoft Office, Google Workspace and Qualtrics a plus.Willingness to engage in continuous learning about current exhibitions and events.A background in art history is not necessary, but a passion for the arts is strongly preferred.
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