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Employment

The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston fully subscribes to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity. It is our policy to provide employment, compensation, and other benefits related to employment based on qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, or local law. In accordance with requirements of the Americans With Disabilities Act, it is our policy to provide reasonable accommodation upon request during the application process to eligible applicants in order that they may be given a full and fair opportunity to be considered for employment.

The following positions are currently open and receiving applicant materials. To apply for any position, please follow the directions within the specific posting below.

 


 

Title:  FAQ Team Member
Location:  Contemporary Arts Museum Houston
Reports to:  Tour Program Coordinator
Department:  Education and Public Programs
Pay Type:  Hourly, Non-Exempt
Work Schedule:  Part-time, flexible, preference given to availability on Thursdays

The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston is seeking new members to add to its current FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) Team line up. FAQ Team Members are hourly, non-exempt employees who work a flexible schedule based on tour and programming needs. The FAQ Team is a group of artists and art historians who assist with contextualizing CAMH’s dynamic exhibitions for diverse audiences through discussion-based tours and related hands-on art-making workshops. CAMH is seeking artist-practitioners and art historians to lead tours and workshops for elementary, high school, and college/university students as well as for a variety of community groups. Bilingual English/Spanish speakers are highly encouraged to apply, as are other bilingual speakers. An FAQ Team member shares a flexible schedule with others on the FAQ Team staff that is based around the Museum’s regular public hours, including some evenings and weekends. FAQ Team members must be available Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday during the school year. FAQ Team members support CAMH’s public programs and outreach in the community and schools. The employee has a significant role at the institution and represents the Museum and its mission to the general public.

Principle Duties and Responsibilities

• Leading tours and art workshops for diverse audiences and age groups, including elementary and secondary school students
• Maintaining a gallery presence and acting as an information resource for visitors during public programs and family events
• Create and execute drop-in gallery experiences that correspond and relate to current exhibitions
• Attend curatorial walkthroughs and read educational materials regarding each exhibition; stay up-to-date on tour, workshop, museum protocol, and upcoming programming
• Assist in Family Days, Museum Experience Day, Open Studios, Drop-In Experiences, and other outreach events and public programs
• Communicate with the Tour Program Coordinator in a timely manner regarding your availability for tours and programming

Qualifications

• Minimum BA or BFA in studio art, art history, cultural studies, or related field or equivalent experience
• Personable and enthusiastic about art
• Formal or informal teaching experience
• Experience with public speaking and/or leading tours
• Experience in leading workshops and art-making activities
• Ability to engage with diverse audiences and age groups
• Must be punctual
• Ability to work as part of a team

To Apply

Please send a resume and cover letter to tours@camh.org with the subject line FAQ Team Member. No phone calls, please.

 


 

Title:  Museum Shop Sales Associate
Location:  Contemporary Arts Museum Houston
Reports to:  Retail Operations Director
Department:  Museum Shop
Pay Type:  Hourly, Non-Exempt
Work Schedule:  Part-time, including weekend hours

Museum Shop Sales Associate is a non-exempt, part-time member of the Museum’s staff who assists in the operations of the Museum Shop. She/he has considerable primary customer contact and is responsible for the quality of customer service rendered to the Museum’s visitors while she/he is on duty.  The employee is responsible for the Shop’s general appearance while on duty and may assist with data entry and other inventory-related tasks. The position involves significant weekend and evening hours including public and private events that occur outside regular Museum hours. The Museum Shop provides an educational service for visitors to the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, supplementing the Museum’s programs that further the public’s understanding of contemporary art and for generating income to help it carry out its mission.

Principle Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provides customer service in the Shop as a sales clerk and cashier
  • Answers general questions about the Museum
  • Sells Museum memberships
  • Receives, codes, and prices incoming merchandise, as directed
  • Performs light housekeeping, such as dusting merchandise
  • Re-stocks depleted merchandise
  • Performs data entry for Shop’s point-of-sale inventory system
  • Opens and closes sales register
  • Assists Museum visitors by giving directions and providing information on other Houston attractions and museums
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Previous customer service experience a plus, particularly as a cashier or in a retail establishment
  • Knowledge of/interest in contemporary art and art books a plus
  • Excellent customer relations and sales skills
  • Knowledge of Houston area preferred
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Ability to perform under pressure
  • Ability to work well independently as well as in a team environment
  • Must be reliable, punctual, personable, self-motivated and directed

Qualified candidates should submit cover letter and resume via email to the attention of Sue Pruden, Retail Operations Director at spruden@camh.org

 


 

Title: Major Gifts Manager
Location: 
Contemporary Arts Museum Houston
Reports to: 
Chief Advancement Officer
Department: 
Development
Work Schedule: 
M–F 9AM–5PM, occasional evening and weekend hours required

The Major Gifts Manager is a full time exempt member of the fundraising staff. As part of the development team, the Major Gifts Manager oversees the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of major gifts of $10,000 and more mainly from individuals and selected corporate partners. The Major Gifts Manager plays a critical role in increasing individual donor support and acting as an ambassador for CAMH across the community. This new position was created in order to maximize gift revenue from CAMH’s sizable constituency of prospects who have the capacity and interest to increase their giving to the major gift level. The Major Gifts Manager will also be responsible for formalizing the organization’s planned giving program. This position reports to the Chief Advancement Officer (CAO) and collaborates with CAMH leadership to implement departmental strategies and tactics to attain financial goals set by the CAO and Board of Trustees.

Principle Duties and Responsibilities

• Maintain a personal portfolio of current campaign donors and prospects; Communicate with portfolio through face-to-face solicitation and stewardship meetings, as well as written proposals when needed; Ensure that each major donor and prospect has a clear strategy and timeline for cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship
• Secure at least 3-5 meaningful face-to-face visits weekly, and 2 to 3 major gift solicitations per month
• Develop meeting support materials including talking points, solicitation materials, background, and follow-up proposal
• Work closely with Grants Coordinator to prepare written proposals tailored to selected prospects
• With the Chief Advancement Officer, create and manage budgets for special campaigns; Track and report on progress to goal, including contacts, gifts, pledges, and cash-flow projections
• Extract and analyze data from database and electronic wealth screening services to help identify and qualify major gift prospects.
• Identify potential new sources of support mainly from individuals. Develop strategies to cultivate and solicit these prospects; Conduct one-on-one prospecting sessions with high-level donors, board members, staff, and others to identify and qualify major gift prospects
• Develop a strategy and supporting materials for the organization’s planned giving program
• Be a visible presence at Development special events, such as receptions during exhibitions, major donor cultivation events, and fundraisers such as the Annual Gala and Another Great Night in November
• Oversee stewardship of current donors through program of personal contact, recognition and communication. Coordinate with Gifts Processing Coordinator in the preparation of customized thank-you letters as well as written stewardship reports to major gift donors

Qualifications and Requirements

• Record of closing numerous, philanthropic nonevent-related gifts from individuals and corporate partners at $10,000 and above
• Minimum of 3-5 years professional development experience, preferably with an arts related institution
• B.A. degree in appropriate field
• Record of successful donor stewardship experience
• Strong sense of fundraising ethics and respect for confidentiality of donor information
• Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal including the ability to present information in a variety of formats
• Proficiency in research and in interpreting and analyzing diverse data
• Demonstrated ability to resolve problems with grace and diplomacy
• Ability to keep track of the overall picture while maintaining accuracy and attention to detail in a variety of situations
• Ability to perform under pressure and work with tight deadlines
• Ability to work well independently as well as in a team environment
• Demonstrated organizational and time management skills
• Excellent computer skills including experience with Word, Excel, and Raiser’s Edge software

Qualified candidates should submit cover letter and resume via email to the attention of Deborah Lackey, CFRE, Chief Advancement Officer at development@camh.org.

 


 

 

Title:  Gallery Attendant
Location:  Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, non-smoking facility
Reports to:  Assistant Gallery Supervisor/Gallery Supervisor
Department:  Visitor Services
Pay Type:  Hourly, Non-Exempt
Salary:  $7.25/hour
Work Schedule:  To be determined

A Gallery Attendant is a part-time, non-exempt member of the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston’s staff. A critical member of the Museum’s protective staff, the position has as its primary responsibility the safety and security of works of art on view in the Museum. A Gallery Attendant represents the Museum to its visitors both assuring the safety and security of works of art and as an occasional relief contact at the Museum’s Visitor Information Desk. A Gallery Attendant shares a flexible schedule with others on the Gallery Attendant staff that is based around the Museum’s regular public hours, including evenings and weekends.  A Gallery Attendant will also be assigned duty during private events that occur outside regular public hours. The uniformed employee has a significant role at the institution and represents the Museum and its mission to the general public.

Responsibilities

• Protects works of art from theft, vandalism, and accidental damage.
• Interacts with visitors to give directions, information, and provide general assistance.
• Assures visitor compliance with Museum regulations as listed in the Gallery Attendant Standard Operating Procedures manual.
• Answers general questions from Museum visitors and refers questions concerning works of art or Museum exhibitions to the Visitor Information Desk for referral to appropriate Museum staff.
• When assigned to the information desk, greets and counts visitors; checks all packages and umbrellas.
• Assists the Gallery Supervisor in opening and closing the Museum.
• Assists Gallery Supervisor in managing pantry area.
• Inspects works on view in assigned area at beginning and end of each rotation.
• Assists with other Museum activities as assigned.

Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities

• Must be able to stand for long periods of time, walk, climb stairs, and lift up to 50 lbs. (must be able to lift a fire extinguisher or small child).
• Must have good verbal communication skills in order to speak to visitors and be understood.
• Must be tactful and polite in dealing with the public.
• Must be presentable at all times through proper grooming and personal hygiene.
• Must be observant in order to detect and report unusual behavior or circumstances.
• Must be alert and able to respond quickly in an emergency.
• Must be able to work a flexible schedule.

Education and Experience

• High school graduate.
• Previous customer service experience desired.

To apply
Please fill out job application (available online or in person) and email (preferable) to:
qberry@camh.org Or send job application by mail to:

Gallery Supervisor
Contemporary Arts Museum Houston
5216 Montrose Blvd.
Houston, TX  77006