Part-time, 10-25 hours/week
Hourly rate: $12 during training/ $13 after training (usually one month)
Reporting to the Education Manager, SITE Guide (SG) is responsible for engaging with visitors, giving tours of SITE’s exhibitions, facilitating student art activities, and monitoring the galleries and the security of the artwork and facility.
- All SITE Guides must pass a background check (paid for by SITE).
- Ability to stand for up to 3.5 hours at a time. Shifts are typically no longer than 8 hours. Breaks are paid. Occasionally SGs will be scheduled for longer shifts, but appropriate breaks will be scheduled to make sure SITE Guides don’t work more than 3.5 hours without a break. We welcome conversations about accommodations.
- Weekend availability. SITE Guides are scheduled Wednesday through Sunday (Thursday-Sunday from November through April) when exhibitions are on-view. SITE Guides may also be asked to work afternoons/evenings to assist with SITE’s public programs, events, and/or outside venue rentals.
- Fluency in English is required, and fluency in Spanish is preferred.
- Experience in customer service preferred.
- Strong communication skills. SITE Guides must be able to communicate effectively with their fellow Guides and respond to emails in a timely fashion.
- Must have a knowledge of and/or an interest in contemporary art. A knowledge of art history is preferred.
- Must be available to work around holidays (eg. the Friday after Thanksgiving).
- Greet public, provide visitor information and have an extensive knowledge of the current exhibition and all activities/events scheduled during the season,
- Willingness to learn Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) and other tour methodologies (will be trained),
- Lead tours of the exhibition to elementary, middle and high schools, colleges and adults,
- Facilitate activities related to SITE’s exhibitions for student groups,
- Engage in conversation and dialog with visitors about the art and be available to answer questions (will be trained),
- Participate in training about each exhibition and important skills (tours, cultural competency, communication, etc.),
- Attend all mandatory SITE lectures relating to current or upcoming exhibitions as an extension of the required study sessions,
- Monitor the galleries to ensure the safety and protection of the art.
APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED THROUGH 5PM ON TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2019.
Please submit a cover letter stating why you are the ideal candidate for the position, and resume to: Amanda Lee, firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls.