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Locust Projects
3852 North Miami Ave, , 39th Street
Miami, FL, United States

Phone: 305.576.8570
Web Site: www.locustprojects.org

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Gallery Attendant


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Job ID:

1036

Location:

Miami, FL, United States

Category:

Administrative Support

Salary:

$10.00 per hour
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Job Views:

92

Zip Code:

33127

Employment Type:

Part time

Posted:

02.01.2019
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Job Description:

Job Summary:
 

The part-time Gallery Attendant plays a vital role in Locust Projects’ visitor experience. Reporting directly to the Gallery Manager, the Gallery Attendant serves as the first point of contact at Locust Projects; persons in this position warmly welcome all guests equally and provide visitors with information about the current and upcoming artists and exhibitions and general background about Locust Projects and our mission as well as general knowledge of the surrounding arts organizations and the amenities in our Design District neighborhood. The Gallery Attendant also monitors the safety and security of the exhibition and art on display; provides light administrative support including website updates, calendar notices, filing and archiving, and other office duties; maintains tidiness of the public spaces and restrooms; and helps to promote and conduct sales of memberships, special event tickets, artist editions and other available. An ideal candidate will display initiative, good judgement, responsibility, customer service and social skills, and a passion for contemporary art and artists.

 

Duties & Responsibilities:
 

  • Must be available to work from 11am to 5pm on Saturdays; responsible for opening and closing of galleries
  • Must have flexible availability to work 2-3 times per month during evening and weekend programming, including but not limited to special events, fundraisers, exhibition openings, and public programs
  • Greet visitors upon arrival and direct visitors to exhibitions and related materials
  • Be friendly, open and available to answering questions and provide additional information about exhibitions, artists, the organization, and programming
  • Monitor exhibitions and art to ensure protection of work/objects
  • Insure print materials are stocked for exhibitions and programs
  • Process sales of membership, editions, other merchandise, and special event tickets
  • Report any incidents or potential safety concerns to appropriate staff immediately
  • Answer phones and forward messages to the appropriate parties
  • Assist with receiving deliveries
  • ‚ÄčPerform administrative office duties as assigned

 

About Locust Projects:
Now celebrating twenty years as Miami’s longest running alternative art space, Locust Projects holds a vital place in Miami’s arts eco-system, commissioning the production of experimental, site-specific installations and serving as an artist-centric resource and incubator of ideas and critical conversations on contemporary art. During two-to-six week residencies, local, national and international, emerging, established and mid-career artists are given the space and resources to create ambitious new work that pushes their practice without concern for commercial or institutional limitations. Since 1998 Locust Projects has commissioned over 150 site-specific projects by more than 350 artists. Along with supporting artists’ professional development and artistic experimentation, we also support the community through educational initiatives, free public lectures on contemporary art and curatorial practice, high school and MFA-level summer art intensives, and local regranting supporting projects in non-institutional venues in underserved areas across Miami-Dade County.
 
 

Job Requirements:

Qualifications:
  • Associate’s degree preferred
  • Knowledge and understanding of art gallery, cultural facility or museum environments
  • Excellent organizational and written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to interact positively with all guests and provide excellent customer service
  • Must be able to understand and comply with organization rules and policies
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule that may include evening, weekend and holiday assignments
  • Must work well as a member of the Locust team as well as be self-motivated and responsible in unsupervised setting
  • Must have a reliable source of transportation
  • Knowledge and experience with MAC computers, Microsoft Office Suite, Google Drive, POS systems and processing financial transactions
  • Customer service experience preferred


Please submit resume and cover letter to Gallery Manager Jordyn Newsome at gallery@locustprojects.org.