Wave Hill is seeking a part-time gallery greeter for three days/week. This year, three contemporary art exhibitions on view include: The Shadow in the Sun: Ross Bleckner and Zachari Logan in the spring and summer and Eco-Urgency: Now or Never in the fall. There will also be seven Sunroom Projects by Priscilla Aleman, Jake Brush, Kamari Carter, Gyun Hur, Katherine Miranda, Salvador Muñoz, and Shoshanna Weinberger.
Reporting to the Curator of Visual Arts, the gallery greeter orients visitors to the gallery and Wave Hill, engages them with the artwork on view and ensures that visitors are respectful of the art. The greeter monitors and assists with care of the artworks. The greeter gives tours to the public and private groups. The curators will provide background on the exhibitions/artwork and the basic training to lead tours for the general public. The greeter will collect and enter data and may have occasional clerical tasks and research projects. Greeter will ensure Wave Hill’s COVID-19 Safety protocols are followed.
Must be reliable and committed to the program, enthusiastic, able to take initiative, and have strong interpersonal skills. Experience working with the public and a knowledge of contemporary art is essential. Experience giving tours is a plus. Basic computer skills, such as Microsoft Office, and ease with data entry are required. Might be of particular interest to art, art history or arts administration students.
Dates & Schedule: This part-time position requires availability of 3 days a week, schedule to be determined. The gallery is open Tuesday through Sunday; two people cover three days each. The hours are from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm with a half-hour unpaid lunch period. Candidates must be able to work from May 22 through December 5.
Hourly Rate: $16.50
Send a cover letter that outlines interest & available days and resume to: Eileen Jeng Lynch, Curator of Visual Arts, Wave Hill, email@example.com. Please write “Gallery Greeter” in subject line.