Jobs & Internships

EMPLOYMENT

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The Heckscher Museum of Art is committed to building a culturally diverse staff and is an Equal Opportunity Employer, providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibiting discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR & CEO
Full-time
Application Deadline: November 8, 2021


Opportunity to lead a dynamic outward-facing museum with an historic collection of American Art and dedicated to community engagement and education 

The Heckscher Museum of Art seeks an experienced leader with the vision to guide the organization into its second century as a leading regional artistic and educational center on Long Island. Part entrepreneur, part creative risktaker, the next Executive Director and CEO (CEO) will be a champion of community engagement, audience development and new ways of presenting and experiencing art. Because the Heckscher is a small museum of 4,000 sq. ft. of exhibition and public space, the next CEO will think outside the box and not see the museum as limited by its physical space, instead finding its size invigorating and an opportunity to create something truly special within the walls of the museum and within the community.

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No phone calls please.

MUSEUM GUARD
Part-time
$18-20/hour

Supervisor: Building & Grounds Superintendent or, in their absence, the Senior Security Officer in-charge.

Supervises: Other part-time museum guards when designated by the Building & Grounds Superintendent or the Executive Director as the senior museum guard in-charge.

Qualifications:

  • Must possess a valid New York State security guard registration card.
  • High School diploma, at least 18 years old, no prior conviction for a serious offense.
  • Responsibility, dependability, and timeliness a must.
  • Ability to deal courteously and tactfully with the public and coworkers.
  • Ability to stand and/or patrol for extended periods on a hard floor surface.
  • Visual acuity, alertness, and attention to detail in monitoring museum activity.
  • Good verbal and written skills.
  • Ability to complete incident and other job-related reports.
  • Ability to set-up tables, chairs, and audio-visual equipment for programs, and conduct other similar moderate lifting.
  • Must be willing to perform minor janitorial tasks to ensure public safety.

To Apply

Please submit a cover letter and a resume, including contact information for two professional or academic references to Ken Moss, Building & Grounds Superintendent, at facilities.heckscher@gmail.com.  No phone calls please.

Compensation: $18-20/hour

INTERNSHIPS

The Heckscher Museum of Art has a variety of internship opportunities for both graduate and undergraduate students seeking practical experience in various aspects of museum studies. These are usually unpaid positions, unless otherwise indicated, and some may be available only seasonally. Depending upon the desired duration of the internship, it may be possible to combine several projects in order to obtain a broader experience.

EDUCATION & PUBLIC PROGRAMS INTERN – Summer 2022
In-Person & Virtual
Three days per week, 10 am – 4 pm
Unpaid – for credit

Supervisor: Director of Education & Public Programs

Responsibilities:

  • Design and create project samples for and prepare supplies for Hands-on Workshops for Kids, ages 5 – 10
  • Facilitate and assist in teaching Hands-on Workshops for Kids, ages 5 – 10
  • Prepare supplies and assist in facilitating Art Happenings programs in Heckscher Park for adults & families
  • Additional duties within the Education & Visitor Experience Department as needed

Qualifications:

  • Must be enrolled in a college or university degree program studying studio art, art education, art history, museum studies, or a related field.
  • Strong art-making and communication skills required.
  • Responsibility, dependability, and timeliness a must.
  • Experience working with children a plus.

To Apply

Please submit a cover letter and a resume, including contact information for two references to Joy Weiner, Director of Education & Public Programs, at joyw@heckscher.org.  Please specify which internship you are applying for in your cover letter. No phone calls please.

Application deadline: March 1, 2022

 

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