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PT Museum Gallery and Security Attendant, National Watch and Clock Museum

11 Apr 2018 10:37 AM | Anonymous

The Museum Gallery & Security Attendant assists both the Museum and visitors to the Museum in a number of important functions including, but not limited to, public area preparation and general maintenance, exhibit/collections security, arranging and guiding tours, and answering visitor questions.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Monitor visitors while they look and observe the Museum’s displays; answer visitor questions; ensure visitors comply with Museum rules
  • Greet visitors upon arrival and verify tickets and passes; invite visitors to sign a guest book; hand out promotional material
  • Provide guided tours when scheduled
  • Assist in setting up and displaying new exhibits
  • Clean exhibits, patrol rooms and provide security for exhibits
  • Before opening and after closing, gallery attendants’ job duties include preparing the museum for visitors, changing light bulbs, cleaning floors and counters, and display cases
  • Other duties as assigned by Supervisor

Required Knowledge and Skills

  • Have an interest in history and technology
  • Gallery attendants should have an enjoyment and enthusiasm for meeting and talking to people
  • Gallery attendants’ duties include answering questions, so gaining background knowledge about objects and specific exhibits is helpful
  • Gallery attendants must be prepared to walk, stand and remain focused for long periods and to approach visitors diplomatically when they violate museum rules
  • Good communication skills and an outgoing personality
  • Willingness to undertake independent reading and research of museum related material a plus.
  • Gallery attendants are required to go through a formal training process, to learn about exhibits and objects, on-the-job training or a combination of both
  • Attend Museum Guide training sessions under NAWCC Director of Education
  • Ability to lift items of 25 pounds or more
  • Requires working rotating weekends and occasional holidays
  • May require some evening hours for special events
  • Applicants may be required to pass a drug test and criminal background check

Interested applicants should contact the NAWCC Museum Curator at kjovinelli@nawcc.org


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