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

Marketing Assistant  
Part-time, requires weekends and some evenings
10-12 hours/week

General Summary of Position:
This part-time, hourly position assists the Marketing and Development Department in the promotion of all exhibitions and programs at both museum campuses of the Racine Art Museum Association (RAMA) to enhance its reputation as an exciting and engaging place to visit, as well as a vital cultural resource for the community.

Principal Job Functions

  • Maintain and expand the media database to build RAMA public relations efforts
  • Facilitate interactive communication with members of the regional and national media including but not limited to media releases, public service announcements, and online event submissions promoting exhibitions and events
  • Assist with scheduling and timely execution of marketing programs
  • Assist in the development and execution of collateral pieces for exhibitions, education programs, and special events
  • Work with Membership and Development Coordinator to create, develop and manage content for www.ramart.org while maintaining consistent branding and updates
  • Assist in continuously developing, improving, and maintaining a master content calendar for both external and internal needs.
  • Create weekly (or as needed) email newsletters to specific targeted audiences to drive attention to Association’s website or to generate attendance
  • Other duties as assigned—this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee
Required Knowledge and Skills:
  • Basic design skills
  • Basic photo editing skills 
  • Data entry skills
  • Knowledge of popular content web management systems 
  • Strong computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft Office and Macintosh applications 
  • Strong oral/ written communication skills, organizational abilities, and customer service focus
  • Understanding of budget adherence and constraints
  • Flexibility in scheduling—some weekend and evening hours are required during museum events
  • Outgoing personality with strong communication skills and ability to multi-task
  • Ability to adapt to frequent changes in tasks and interruptions
 
Education and Experience:
Post high school studies and interest in English, Journalism, Graphic Design, Marketing, Art or related field. 
 
Physical Requirements and Working Conditions: 
This position involves long periods of time sitting at a desk using a computer, walking, standing, and some lifting or carrying. It is rated as light work, exerting up to 20 pounds of force regularly in an office environment.
To apply, please send resume and cover letter via email or US mail to:

Laura D’Amato, Director of Operations and Development
Racine Art Museum Association, Inc.
441 Main Street; PO Box 187
Racine, WI 53403 ldamato@ramart.org

No phone calls, please

RAM's Wustum Museum, 2519 Northwestern Avenue

Education Assistant

Full-time, Salaried, 40 hours per week
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