Tampa Museum of Art

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Museum Operations Assistant

Studio Programs Coordinator

Education Assistant

Curatorial Department Assistant

 

 

 


 

 

Museum Operations Assistant

General Purpose

Under general supervision, install art work or other objects, fabricate museum exhibit components and assist with building security, maintenance and operations.

Typical Duties

Support preparation of museum buildings and arrangements for public display, event, special programs and facilities.  Involves:  Move, install and store exhibit components, paintings, statuary and other art objects.  Place protective pads between and around art to ensure against damage.  Lift art objects and move to designated area, hang paintings and position statuary and other objects on stands as directed.  Measure and mark floor layouts. Set up and dismantle audio and lighting systems, exhibit floor areas and platforms in accordance with prescribed security and artistic standards.  Examine exhibits for damage and perform minor repairs.  Prepare and paint various surfaces with rollers, brushes or sprayers. Set up and store tables, chairs, risers and equipment for museum and outside terrace events.  Perform custodial work before, after or during events, if required. Place informational materials in exhibits.

Under supervision, maintain, repair and upgrade buildings, infrastructure equipment, heating ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), security, fire suppression systems and grounds.  Involves:  inspections of equipment and monitoring of systems.  Ensure compliance with state and federal inspection programs, building safety and operating codes and regulations.  Complete preventive maintenance to meet equipment manufacturers’ specifications and operational needs.  Utilize computer based facility management system to monitor HVAC and security equipment.  Assure operational status of back-up generator power and systems monitoring equipment.   Maintain and operate automated lighting and as instructed maintain grounds.

Assist in ensuring public acceptance of safety and security rules and regulations.  Involves:  Monitor and assist with event security, crowd control and emergency egress plans.  Monitor closed circuit security cameras located in galleries and other museum indoor and outdoor locations.  Notify supervisor or others of unusual circumstances. Answer questions and provide information and directions.

Patrol assigned museum facilities to protect the exhibits, property and artifacts from theft, violence or vandalism.  Involves:  Report any irregular or suspicious activities or expel violators.  Greet visitors and explain museum rules.  Provide general information about exhibits and facilities to visitors and provide directions to other city attractions.  Maintain records of activities, exhibits and attendance.  Unlock facilities for authorized personnel.  Open and close buildings and facilities.  Check and secure windows, doors and gates.

As directed, perform general maintenance and repair museum facilities or exhibits.  Involves:  Paint, lay tile, and repair minor plumbing leaks, install electrical switches and outlets, replace light fixtures and bulbs.  Assist in exhibit preparation including carpentry.  Move display cases, paintings, handcraft pieces and artifacts for displays.  Install and remove exhibits.  Set up and tear down tables, chairs, displays and audio-visual equipment for public events and receptions.  Dust and repair permanent exhibits.  Maintain grounds.

Clean interior and exterior of assigned portions of the facility and grounds daily, following a pre-determined schedule. Involves: Picking up trash and emptying trash receptacles from interior and exterior of buildings; dusting of furniture, shelving and other surfaces; vacuuming and cleaning carpets and floors; washing windows (interior and exterior), baseboards, upholstered furniture, restroom walls, and partitions.

 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Application of knowledge of monitoring of complex security, HVAC and climate control systems.
Application of good knowledge of handling and installing artwork.
Application of good knowledge of various skilled building trades methods and procedures.

Application of good knowledge of the use and maintenance of technical, hand and power tools commonly used in exhibit fabrication, facility maintenance and equipment repair.

Application of good knowledge of facility and equipment maintenance, repair and remodeling/upgrading.

Application of some knowledge of safety and security procedures.

Application of some knowledge of utilization and operation of computer based monitoring systems.

Application of some knowledge of technical manuals to read and interpret blueprints, schematics and equipment diagrams.

Interpretation of federal, state, and City laws, rules, regulations, maintenance of public facilities, state and local labor and occupational safety and health rules and regulations.

Establish and maintain of effective working relationships with coworkers, officials, contractors and the general public.

Clear, concise oral and written communication to prepare and present activity and work reports.

Other Job Characteristics

Frequent exposure to hazardous conditions, climbing ladders, working on lifts, and moving equipment parts when maintaining or repairing facilities, HVAC and other equipment.

Frequent extended standing, walking, bending, stooping, squatting, and moving or lifting equipment, tools and materials weighing up to 50 pounds when overseeing, or participating in the set up and tear down of events and displays.

Work extended hours, weekends and holidays as needed.

Must have a valid Florida driver’s license and approved driving record for pick-up and delivery of art pieces, materials and necessary supplies for the museum.

Contact: Qualified applicants please send your resume and cover letter to EA@tampamuseum.org. Indicate the job title ‘Museum Operations Assistant’ in the subject line.

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Studio Programs Coordinator  

Role

As a member of the Education Department under supervision of the Community Engagement Manager, coordinates Museum Studio Programs on and offsite. This is a one-year contract position that is renewable annually.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Coordinates and implements Museum Studio Programs at the Tampa Museum of Art and at offsite locations as needed, including, but not limited to:
    • TMA Studio (Adult, Teen, Children, and Family studio classes on and offsite)
    • Summer Art Camp
    • Art Spot and Family Days
    • Teen Workshops and Open Studio
  • Work with offsite partners to execute terms of partnership as prescribed by Community Engagement Manager
  • Plan a robust schedule of studio classes relating to the Museum’s permanent collection and temporary exhibitions which meet attendance/revenue goals
  • Oversees recording of Studio programs registration and attendance
  • Hires, trains, supervises, and schedules teaching artists, facilitators, and other contractual Museum Studio Program staff
  • Teach occasional studio classes at offsite locations and substitute for Museum Studio Programs instructors as needed, onsite and offsite
  • Travel to offsite locations to transport supplies and manage first day of class administrative responsibilities
  • Attend docent training to become familiar with current and upcoming Museum exhibitions, remain current on current Museum pedagogy, and lead school and adult tours as needed
  • Engage, oversee, and track volunteers for Studio programs
  • Promote studio programs, in coordination with the Tour and Education Programs Coordinator under the supervision of the Community Engagement Manager
  • Implements and interprets qualitative and quantitative evaluation processes pertaining to Museum Studio Programs and staff in coordination with the Tour and Education Programs Coordinator
  • Manages Museum Studio programs budget
  • With Education Assistant, creates and updates planning documents related to studio programs (program descriptions, requests, itineraries, etc.)
  • Other related duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree or higher in Art Education, Museum Education, Studio Art, Art History, Education, Business, Marketing or other related field, plus two (2) years of professional experience in planning, implementing, and promoting public programs.

Valid Florida Class “E” Driver’s License or equivalent issued by another state by date of application.

Knowledge, Skills, Experiences

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficient in full Microsoft Office Suite
  • Familiarity with current museum teaching trends
  • Experience with registration software and applications (Siriusware, Wufoo, and Raiser’s Edge preferred)
  • Familiarity with the Tampa Bay arts community

Other Job Characteristics

  • Must have reliable transportation for moderate to frequent travel between sites
  • Occasional lifting of supplies and equipment weighing up to 50 pounds
  • Must be available to work extended hours, weekends, evenings, and holidays

Contact: 

Qualified applicants please send your resume and cover letter to education@tampamuseum.org. Indicate the job title ‘Studio Programs Coordinator’ in the subject line.

Download PDF Job Description: Studio Program Coordinator

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Education Assistant

 

Role

Under direct supervision, manages administrative duties for the Education department as they relate to on and offsite programming.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Track Museum Studio Programs registration, attendance, and evaluations
  • Administrative tasks related to the implementation of Museum Studio Programs, including, but not limited to:
    • Tracking and submission of check requests
    • Ordering of materials and supplies
    • Data tracking
    • Printing, copying, and filing
  • Maintain Museum Studio Programs materials, supplies, equipment, and classrooms
  • Track class and program needs to allocate materials, supplies, and equipment
  • Process check requests for studio, education, and tour programs
  • Track RSVPs and registrations for public programs
  • Manage the calendars of the Community Engagement Manager and Education Curator
  • Prepare materials for interdepartmental and committee meetings with other department and executive assistants
  • Attend docent training in order to lead student and adult tours as needed
  • Work with Education program leads to maintain program planning documents and represent Education department in Facilities meetings
  • Other related duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

Associate’s degree or higher in Art, Business, or other related field, plus two (2) years of administrative experience.

Valid Florida Class “E” Driver’s License or equivalent issued by another state by date of application.

Knowledge, Skills, Experiences

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficient in full Microsoft Office Suite, especially Outlook and Excel
  • Experience with registration software and applications (Siriusware, Wufoo, and Raiser’s Edge preferred)

Other Job Characteristics

  • Occasional lifting of supplies and equipment weighing up to 50 pounds
  • Must be available to work extended hours, weekends, evenings, and holidays
  • Must have reliable transportation to travel between sites

Contact: 

Qualified applicants please send your resume and cover letter to education@tampamuseum.org.  Indicate the job title ‘Education Assistant’ in the subject line.

Download PDF Job Description: TMA Education Assistant

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Curatorial Department Assistant

The Tampa Museum of Art invites applications for Curatorial Department Assistant. This is a full-time permanent position, available beginning February 1, 2018.

ROLE and RESPONSIBILITIES
The Curatorial Department Assistant will report directly to the Chief Curator, who also serves as Richard E. Perry Curator of Greek and Roman Art. S/he will be a vital member of the small but dynamic curatorial team, working closely with the Chief Curator as well as the Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, the Exhibitions and Collections Manager, and the Chief Preparator/Exhibition Designer. This role requires precise attention to detail, strong communication and analytical skills, as well as the abilities to manage multiple projects simultaneously and to work collaboratively and diplomatically.

Primary responsibilities will relate to both the permanent collection and temporary exhibitions, including (but not limited to) the following:

  • Assist with processing and filing of check requests, and tracking expenses;
  • Assist with processing and filing of reproduction rights and image-use requests;
  • Assist with collection inventory and updates to object records in electronic collections database;
  • Assist with research on permanent collection and upcoming exhibitions;
  • Conduct research for special projects and other duties as assigned;
  • Assist in coordinating visiting artist and courier travel;
  • Assist with visiting scholars, photographers, and requests from the general public for information about exhibitions and collection;
  • Assist other departments with special events and projects as needed;
  • Provide other departmental administrative support as needed, including filing, copying, and data entry.

REQUIREMENTS

  • BA in art history, museum studies, or other related field, with some knowledge of classical, modern, and contemporary art;
  • Experience working in a museum or gallery exhibition/collections position;
  • Proficiency in FileMaker Pro and MS Office applications (Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator preferred);
  • Ability to handle artwork and work manually as needed;
  • Ability to work occasional evening and weekend hours

CONTACT
Qualified applicants should send CV/resume and cover letter including reasons for interest in the position and summary of relevant experience to seth.pevnick@tampamuseum.org. Indicate the job title “Curatorial Department Assistant” in the subject line. Only those applicants who meet our requirements for this position will be contacted.

ABOUT THE TAMPA MUSEUM OF ART
The Tampa Museum of Art opened its award-winning new home in 2010 with a commitment to providing innovative public programs with a strong focus on classical, modern, and contemporary art. The Museum balances a growing collection, including one of the largest Greek and Roman antiquities collections in the southeastern United States, with a dynamic annual schedule of special exhibitions. It is the region’s largest museum devoted to art of our time and has built a reputation for embracing contemporary photography and new media. Since its founding in 1979, the Museum has been dedicated to providing quality education to students and adults, with more than half of its programs offered free of charge. The Museum is home to Sono Café, a Slow Food movement café overlooking the Hillsborough River, and has emerged as Tampa’s premier venue for special events.

COLLECTION OVERVIEW
The Tampa Museum of Art’s permanent collection is at the heart of its mission to “gather, study, discuss, and present the finest visual arts for a curious public.” The collection (totaling more than 7000 artworks) falls into three general categories:
Classical Antiquities (approximately 660 works);
Nineteenth-Century Prints and Photographs (approximately 1,300, mostly views of archaeological sites and classical antiquities in European museums);
Modern and Contemporary Art (more than 5,000 artworks), including
The C. Paul Jennewein Archive (approximately 2,600 artworks);
nearly 1000 20th-century photographs;
nearly 1000 works on paper (prints, watercolors, and drawings);
some 350 paintings, mostly produced after 1950;
some 350 works of decorative arts and sculpture
seven (7) “new media” artworks.

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