This course explores the interrelationship between collage and painting. Collage will be used as a means of sketching and as a springboard for ideas in painting. Work will begin simply becoming progressively more complex as participants push the limits of the mediums and their ideas. Work done in one medium will influence one’s vision in the other, and the collaboration between process and concept will encourage the production of less planned and more unexpected images.
The aim is to refresh the artist’s vision while exploring the painterly possibilities of alternative media. New media spark new ways of thinking and collage is a rich medium providing an infinite range of possibilities.
“In situ,” art refers to work that takes location as inspiration and is meant to exist in that space. If you love creating art en plein air and wish to explore nature through a variety of art media, this class is for you.
This workshop will meet in one of Tampa’s picturesque parks. Soak in the beauty and inspiration of nature as you create art in collaboration with the environment. Each meetup will explore a different art media, all with a focus on creating art in collaboration with the environment.
This course will be in a local park and will require moving about the park. Bringing a lightweight camping chair, blanket, or other items that make your time in the park more comfortable is encouraged. Please bring a water bottle.
October ’23 | Wolf Branch Creek Nature Preserve, 10/29/23 | 1-3pm
The Visitor Experience Representative (VER) plays a significant role in providing a memorable experience for all people who visit the Tampa Museum of Art (TMA). Superior customer service is provided to each visitor every day, with every interaction. VERs will receive dynamic, ongoing training from the VER Supervisor & Assistant Supervisor, Safety & Security Team, Development Team, and Education Team to ensure that the TMA accomplishes its customer service goals. The role of the VER will be to engage the public in a passionate and interesting way when talking about TMA’s exhibitions and programs while delivering superior customer service to ensure an exceptional visitor experience.
Customer Service. Greet visitors in a friendly, welcoming manner, answer questions about exhibitions and programs and provide visitor assistance throughout the museum visit.
Welcome Desk tasks and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, answering phone calls pertaining to information regarding the museum, directing calls to appropriate extensions and responding to voicemail.
Provide general museum information including, but not limited to, museum admission prices, hours of operation, membership, and programs.
Assist with general orientation and check-in groups to the museum for their tours and school visits.
Assist in handling visitor issues that include, but are not limited to, navigating museum gallery space, museum policies, and museum and exhibition information.
Proactively engage visitors in conversations and interactions in areas that include, but are not limited to, art, activities, exhibits, and interactive programming.
Provide any additional informational pamphlets and/or maps upon the request of the visitor.
Ability to work evenings as needed and weekends are required. This pertains heavily to special events past regular business hours. These event coverage schedules are a mandatory part of the VER role.
Other duties as assigned.
Point of Sale Cashiering and Information Desk
Open and close the front desk, and maintain a tidy workspace.
Process POS and membership transactions.
Follow safe cash handling procedures.
Close and balance drawer at the end of the day, and process end-of-day reporting.
Supply admissions reporting to other departments as needed.
Reply to customer questions by email, social media direct messages, and business web listing reviews.
Assist with mailings, data entry, and other administrative tasks as assigned.
Safety & Security
Patrol museum galleries to protect exhibits and property from theft, violence or vandalism.
Report any irregular or suspicious activities.
Report to Security Team dispatch through radio communications and in-person as needed.
Decisively respond to assigned calls for service, emergent situations, and critical incidents occurring during a shift in accordance with established training/standards.
Requirements & Physical Demands
The physical demands described here represent those that an employee must meet to perform the essential functions of this job successfully.
The ability to stand and walk in the lobby and galleries is required to patrol and direct visitors for a minimum of 4 hours during each shift. Ability to remain professional and adhere to gallery rules and rotations during gallery shifts.
Ability to occasionally perform light lifting, twenty (20) pounds or less, of printed materials and office supplies.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear and speak to visitors, answer the phone, and give verbal instructions in case of an emergency.
The employee is frequently required to use hands to handle digital payments, paper currency, and office materials; and reach with hands and arms.
Ability to follow documented museum and gallery evacuation procedures in case of a threat or disaster.
Be open to a flexible schedule that may be subject to change depending on business needs.
Must have reliable transportation as punctuality is important.
High school diploma or equivalent required; Bachelor’s degree preferred.
1 – 3 years prior customer experience required.
Energetic, outgoing, and friendly personality required.
Must work enthusiastically, respectfully, and professionally with a diverse group of audiences and possess a passion for helping people discover and explore.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office and basic computer tasks.
Proficiency in Microsoft Excel preferred.
The ability to work weekends, evening hours, and holidays is required.
Point of Sale (POS) experience preferred.
Ability and willingness to accept feedback.
Experience in art or museum-related field or retail and sales experience is desirable.
Experience with Adobe Creative Cloud suite is a plus.
Experience with data entry is preferred.
Conversation skills in more than one language is a plus.
Job Type: Part-time, up to 28 hours per week, predetermined weekly schedules.
Wage: $15.00/hour. This is not a tipped position.
Work Location: On-site at the Tampa Museum of Art.
401k benefit with 3-4% match for employees ages 21 and up after 90 days of continuous employment. With Pre-Tax and After-Tax options.
Monthly Parking Stipend $88.00/month
Other duties may be assigned that are not listed in the above description and the TMA may change the specific job duties with or without prior notice based on the needs of the organization.
Send your cover letter and resume to the Visitor Experience Team Manager, Denise Esquibel-Rangel, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Tampa Museum of Art has a couple of handfuls of great exhibitions happening right how (CL recently covered outsider art from the Monroe Family and “HerStory”), but downtown’s landmark museum has also made room for “Young @ Art,” featuring work from Hillsborough County students in kindergarten through 8th grade. Check it out through Feb. 20.
On view September 30, 2021 through January 16, 2022
Taking Shape: Abstraction from the Arab World, 1950s–1980s explores mid-20th-century abstract art from North Africa, West Asia, and the Arab diaspora—a vast geographic expanse that encompasses diverse cultural, ethnic, linguistic, and religious backgrounds. Comprising nearly 80 works by artists from countries including Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, Qatar, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the exhibition is drawn from the collection of the Barjeel Art Foundation based in Sharjah, UAE. Inspired by Arabia calligraphy, geometry and mathematics, Islamic decorative patterns, and spiritual practices, they expanded abstraction’s vocabulary—thus complicating its genealogies or origin and altering how we view non-objective art. The paintings, sculpture, drawings, and prints on view reflect the wide range of nonfigurative art practices that flourished in the Arab world over the course of four decades. At the Tampa Museum of Art, Taking Shape: Abstraction from the Arab World, 1950s–1980s is possible thanks to a community sponsorship by Morgan Stanley. The exhibition is also supported in part by Colonial Distributing and George & Debbie Baxter in honor of Dr. Mudhafar Amin and Zahar Hadid.