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Gallery Attendant

Part-time

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Description

Bemis Center Gallery Attendants create a welcoming and informative environment for all visitors, aid in the overall visitor experience, ensure the safety of the artwork, and perform gallery operations. Reporting to the Chief Curator and Director of Programs, this team member will assist with gallery and program administrative tasks and other duties as assigned.

This is an opportunity to join an energetic and collegial staff at one of Omaha’s most unique arts organizations. Ideal candidates share our values of creativity, trust, courage, diversity, tolerance, and the open exchange of ideas and worldviews. Applicants of all races, genders, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin, and all other characteristics that make us different are encouraged to apply.

This is a part-time position scheduled 20 hours/week during public gallery hours on Wednesday 9 AM–5 PM; Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 10:30 AM–5:30 PM; Thursday 1–9 PM; and periodically for public and private events.


Responsibilities

Greet and assist visitors with an exceptional level of customer service, providing a welcoming and friendly environment for patrons to enjoy their experience

Provide information to visitors about current Bemis Center exhibitions, programs, events, and the arts community in Omaha

Ensure communications materials are available for Bemis Center visitors at the front desk

Provide information to visitors about Bemis membership benefits, how to join, and additional ways to support the organization

Assist with visitor and attendance tracking and evaluation

Monitor activities within assigned post to prevent theft, vandalism, damage to works of art, or injury to visitors or staff

Answer incoming phone calls and route to appropriate division/department

Ensure the public facilities are clean and presentable

Open and close building according to listed procedures

Work with program team staff to keep front desk information binders up-to-date including staff contact information, opening and closing instructions for galleries, and resources

Assist with all aspects of program administration

Assist with any program-related facility or preparatory needs

Assist at some public and private events, particularly for the Program Department

Assist with Residency Program Open Call advertising

Set up Program Zoom meetings and manage team calendar invitations

Other duties as assigned

Requirements

  • 1–2 years of relevant experience working with the public in a customer service or hospitality environment preferred
  • Bilingual in Spanish and English preferred
  • Minimum of a High School degree or a student in pursuit of a degree in art, art history, arts administration, or similar field of study
  • Understanding of contemporary art and willingness to learn
  • Excellent verbal, and interpersonal communication skills, as well as presentation and public speaking skills
  • Experience communicating with persons from diverse backgrounds in a professional, courteous, and tactful manner
  • Highly organized with the ability to manage time and meet deadlines with the capacity to take initiative and to work independently and as a team player in a fun, yet demanding arts organization
  • Excellent computer skills with experience in Google Suite
  • Flexibility to assist with special events outside of regular business hours on occasion
  • Understand and promote Bemis Center’s mission in a clear, spirited manner
  • Successful reference check

Compensation

Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience. Full-time position includes a benefit package provided including medical, paid holidays, and paid time off.

How to apply

For immediate consideration, please submit a paragraph about your interest in working at Bemis Center including your desire for full-time or part-time, resume, and the contact information for three professional references to jobs@bemiscenter.org with “Gallery Attendant” in the subject line.

Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to creating a diverse environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.
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Bemis Center for
Contemporary Arts

724 S. 12th Street
Omaha, NE 68102

402.341.7130
info@bemiscenter.org

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Tue Closed
Wed 11 am–5 pm
Thu 11 am–9 pm
Fri 11 am–5 pm
Sat 11 am–5 pm
Sun 11 am–5 pm