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Museum of Contemporary Art-North Miami
770 N.E. 125th Street
North Miami, FL, United States

Phone: (305) 893-6211
Web Site: www.mocanomi.org

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Gallery Interpreter


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Job ID:

950

Location:

North Miami, FL, United States

Category:

Customer Service, Education

Salary:

$11.00 per hour
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Job Views:

71

Zip Code:

33161

Employment Type:

Part time

Posted:

09.14.2018
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Job Description:

Summary
The Gallery Interpreter will actively interact with the visiting public in the exhibition galleries and acts as a representative of the museum. They must present a professional appearance and be able to protect the museum exhibitions with a firm yet positive approach to the visitors. Gallery Interpreters will be expected to engage with the public to offer explanations, insights, and opinions of the work on display.
Reports to: Head of Security and Curator of Education
Responsibilities
  • Greet guests entering the exhibition space being monitored while verifying their paid admission
  • Offer information or assistance about the works
  • Observe all activity within the assigned area for any possible problems by touching or potentially endangering the works of art on display
  • Politely but firmly remind guests that the art works should not be touched unless the work has an interactive component designed by the artist and offer to demonstrate the means of interaction or alternative views of work.
  • Holds responsibility for the appearance of gallery and reporting any discrepancies to Head of Security such as but not limited to: lights, artwork, electronics, and any building needs.
  • Kindly enforce gallery restrictions such as photography rules, food and drink restrictions, etc.
  • Encourage visitors if interaction with the piece is required, while ensuring that such interaction will not damage the work.
  • Seek assistance by professional security personnel if a problem occurs beyond the training,
  • Attend training sessions for curatorial information concerning the works on display and the exhibition concepts defined by the artists
  • Attend content training with Curator of Education and/or education staff
  • Be well informed on other MOCA programs and actively communicate opportunities at MOCA with guests.
  • Implement surveys during exhibitions and special events to museum patrons
  • Conduct drop-in tours and scheduled tours as needed
  • Assist at any museum events as needed (based on availability)

Job Requirements:

Qualifications:
  • Ability to work well with others
  • Ability to take specific direction from curatorial and administrative staff   
  • Knowledge of Art History, knowledge of Contemporary Art is a plus

 

Other Characteristics of the Position

  • Flexible schedule is required due to public programming and event engagements on nights and weekends
  • Be courteous and helpful to visitors.
  • Observe visitors in the gallery in order to protect the artwork.
  • Supervising the gallery and performing gallery-related duties supersedes other activities.
  • Gallery Interpreters represent the MOCA to the public. Shorts and Sneakers are prohibited.
  • Gallery Interpreters are expected to dress appropriately for receptions and special events.
 
Terms of employment: Hourly position (24-28 hrs per week) at a rate of $11 per/hour.
 
Applicants: Please email a cover letter and resume to acovach@mocanomi.org with subject GALLERY INTERPRETER.  No phone calls please.