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.