Job Posting
Gallery Assistants
Part-Time

The Whitney Museum of American Art seeks engaging individuals to join the Visitor Experience team and create a welcoming environment for all visitors. Gallery Assistants are part of the public facing team that will be stationed throughout the Museum galleries. Gallery Assistants will respond to visitor needs in a friendly, knowledgeable and professional manner, while also ensuring that visitors adhere to the Museum’s visitor policies and understand what is required of them while onsite. Part-time positions available. 

The Whitney seeks talented people of all backgrounds—we value diversity of cultures, races and ethnicities, gender expressions, and abilities.

Start Date

July 5

Schedules

  • Part-time schedule: 2-4 days per week; up to 25 hours per week

Responsibilities

  • Welcome visitors to the galleries
  • Knowledgably answer visitor questions regarding way-finding, onsite services and daily programming
  • Maintain the integrity of the Whitney’s galleries by ensuring that visitors understand appropriate onsite conduct and the Museum’s visitor policies
  • Have general knowledge of current and upcoming exhibitions and promote the Whitney’s broader programming
  • Actively respond to visitor needs – initiate conversation if visitors look lost or confused
  • Maintain friendly and professional manner with the Museums’ visitors and staff
  • Provide support for other areas as needed:  Security, Facilities, Volunteers, Visitor Services, Member Series and Retail departments.

Requirements

  • Friendly, outgoing, and professional attitude
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time
  • Must be able to work weekends, holidays, early and evening hours
  • Genuine interest in public facing customer service
  • Excellent communication and listening skills
  • Problem solver who works well under pressure
  • Interest in arts and culture
  • Bi-lingual a plus
  • B.A. preferred but not required

How to Apply

Follow the link below to answer questions and upload the materials. 

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