Employment Opportunities

Racine Art Museum, 441 Main Street

Receptionist

Part-time, requires weekends and some evenings
$8.50/hour
8-12 hours/week

General Summary of Position:
Responsible for welcoming guests to the Racine Art Museum (RAM), providing courteous service and information about the museum, and executing administrative tasks as needed.

Principal Job Functions:
Greet and introduce guests to the museum

  • Collect admissions, donations, and other payments
  • Answer phones and provide museum information, or direct calls to appropriate staff
  • Assist other museum departments with administrative tasks
  • Enforce security policies
  • Maintain the reception area

Required Knowledge and Skills:
Positive customer service skills
Strong verbal and written communication
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
Organizational and interpersonal skills

Minimum Education and Experience:
High School diploma and some clerical experience

Mail or email application materials to:
Lisa Englander
Principal, Guest Experience and Retail Division
Racine Art Museum
PO Box 187
Racine, WI 53401-0187
lenglander@ramart.org
No phone calls, please

 

Administrative Intern

Responsibilities may include:
•  Organize and file artist data in biographical files
•  Generate donor labels for library books
•  Attend special events when needed

To qualify, a prospective intern must meet one of the following criteria:
•  Currently enrolled as an undergraduate, graduate, or a postgraduate student majoring in art (Studio, Art History, Art Education, Museum Studies) or Communications (Marketing). Work/Study students welcome to apply.
•  Recent college graduate within the above disciplines (eligible for one year following graduation). Preference will be given to currently enrolled students.
•  High school senior accepted into a college or university fine art program (eligible for the summer following graduation).

Application Procedures
Applications are accepted three times a year according to the schedule below:
•  Semester 1: January - May, Applications accepted: November - December
•  Semester 2: June - August, Applications accepted: March - April
•  Semester 3: September - December, Applications accepted: May - August

Mail or email resume, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references to:
Liz Siercks
Racine Art Museum
PO Box 187
Racine, WI 53401-0187
lsiercks@ramart.org
No phone calls, please

 

RAM's Wustum Museum, 2519 Northwestern Avenue

Education Assistant

Full-time, Salaried, 40 hours per week
$24,000 - $25,000 annually
Full Benefit Position Reports to Curator of Education
Direct Reports: None

Principal Job Functions
Assist Curator of Education with conception, planning, preparation and organization of all education programs:

Art studio classes, tours, family programs, community art events, RAM on the Road (ROTR), SPARK!, lead tours when needed
Responsible for implementation of Outreach 4/Art Reach school programs:
Send communications to schools
Schedule programs
Schedule/communicate with docents and volunteers
Create and maintain program schedule and communicate it to all necessary staff
Plan and develop art-making lessons thematic to exhibitions
Prep art hands-on programs
Facilitate programming

Market/Promote education programs

Function as a lead education communications facilitator
Upload and maintain online education program information through a variety of sources, including social media outlets
Promote Wustum specific functions including weddings 
Distribute program flyers, rack cards, and handouts regionally
Liaise with marketing staff to maintain marketing schedules, timelines, and materials directly related to education functions
Source out new media sites and opportunities for promoting education events and programs

RAM on the Road (ROTR) / 2nd Grade Program

Assist with conception and organization of all ROTR  and ROTR 2nd Grade programs 
Assist Art Instructor/Education Staff with off-site facilitation of the RAM on the Road and ROTR 2nd Grade programs throughout the school year
Maintain and prep supplies for each program

Docent Assistant

Maintain volunteer hours for all docents and communicate the information to staff that oversees volunteer data
Lead tours when needed at both RAM and Wustum
Help and assist with docent meetings and scheduling docents for programs and events

General Museum Duties

Help supervise General Museum Assistants (GMAs)
Communicate classroom setups and cleaning needs
Provide guidance for executing prepping of materials and supplies 
Scheduling of GMAs and filling in when needed 
Assist at RAM’s Wustum Museum front desk as needed
Duties include guest relations; recording museum attendance, taking class registrations, processing payments, and answering phones
Help at both museums with special events, receptions, weekend duty, etc.

Required Knowledge and Skills:
• Must be current on all museum exhibitions, programs, and events
• Must have knowledge of a variety of studio art-making techniques and terms
• Demonstrated knowledge of museum education policies and procedures
• Excellent organizational skills, including the ability to multi-task and proactively follow through on projects
• Ability to communicate effectively and professionally with different constituencies, both verbally and in writing
• Command of Microsoft Office Suite and solid computer skills required
• Must be able to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends as needed
• Required to participate in the new docent training and basic training for working with people with Alzheimer’s, dementia, and memory loss
• Must have valid driver’s license

Benefits 
Benefits include group health insurance, group term life and disability insurance, vision and dental insurance, ten paid holidays, paid vacation, and earned time off. A retirement plan is available on the first enrollment date following 12 months of employment with generous employer match/contribution. During the first months of employment in the calendar year hired, employees earn one day of paid vacation for every two months of service. After the following January 1, the employee receives two weeks or ten working days of paid vacation.

Education and Experience:
Bachelors Degree in Education, Communications, Art, or a related field;  2-3 years’ experience facilitating youth programs working as an art teacher, art educator, or artist preferred.

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:
Must be able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds.

To apply, please send resume and cover letter to Tricia Blasko, Curator of Education via email or US mail. 
Tricia Blasko, Curator of Education
RAM’s Wustum Museum of Fine Arts
2519 Northwestern Avenue
Racine, WI 53404
tblasko@ramart.org 
No phone calls, please