Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC) seeks Visitor Engagement Associates (VEAs) for The Arts Center at Governors Island, a multidisciplinary arts space developed, programmed and operated by LMCC. The Visitor Engagement Associates will staff gallery spaces, engage audiences and provide information to gallery visitors about the exhibitions, The Arts Center, LMCC, and answer questions and assist with public programming as needed. This position reports to the Public Engagement & Special Events Manager.
Ideal candidates for the role will have a passion for connecting and engaging with the public through art. Education, teaching, or gallery experience is a plus. The opportunity to craft and present guided tours of the space may also be available. Long periods of standing may be necessary.
VEAs will have the opportunity to participate in enrichment and professional development opportunities, such as talks with curators and artists, peer-to-peer knowledge sharing opportunities and discussions, etc.
This is a part-time, temporary position with flexible dates from June 2021 through October 2021. An orientation/walkthrough of the exhibitions will be scheduled in late May/early June. Public Hours for The Arts Center at Governors Island are as follows: Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 12-5pm. Staff is expected on-site from 11:30am-5:30pm. The opportunity for additional hours to accommodate LMCC’s other programming and special events may also be available.
Please Note: The dates and working hours on this page reflect LMCC’s current programming plans as of February 2021. Due to the continually evolving circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic and safety protocols in place in New York, LMCC may need to adjust the 2021 programming season, as necessary.
Welcome guests and ensuring a safe, pleasant, inclusive, and informative experience
Serve as point person for information about the Exhibitions, The Arts Center, LMCC’s full calendar of programming, as well as safety protocols within The Arts Center
Replenish exhibition printed materials as necessary
Assist visitors with digital ticket reservations on-site and check reservations at the entrance to the gallery space
Track visitor count and maintain safe social distancing capacity in the space
Ensure visitors understand and comply with the COVID-19 safety protocol and social distancing guidelines
Assist with set-up, break-down, and facilitation of LMCC’s Take Care Series public programs
Maintain general upkeep of the space, including minor cleaning and trash removal
Strong candidates for this position will have:
A personable demeanor, comfortable with speaking to the public
A passion for connecting and engaging with visitors and the general public
An ability to problem solve and think on their feet
Arts education, Museum education, gallery or teaching experience a plus, but not required
Compensation: $18/hour on a contract basis.
To Apply: Please email your resume with a thoughtful cover letter to Jasmin Tabatabaee, Public Engagement & Special Events Manager, at jobs[at]lmcc.net. Make sure to include where you learned about the opportunity, your weekly schedule availability, and answer the question: Why do you feel art is important to our society at this moment in time?
Please title the email “Visitor Engagement Associate: YOUR NAME.” No phone calls please.
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to diversity. LMCC is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace. We are dedicated to hiring employees who reflect the communities we serve, including women, people of color, LGBTQ2S+ individuals, and people with disabilities. LMCC will provide accommodations in all aspects of the hiring process. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.
To learn more about LMCC, please visit www.LMCC.net