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The Everson Museum is a Syracuse architectural icon designed by internationally-known architect I.M. Pei. Within this extraordinary workplace, you’ll find a team-based office environment, endless opportunities to learn and grow, and creative staff members with a diverse group of voices. Staff members enjoy a variety of special benefits including free parking, discounts in the Museum Shop, café, and on adult and youth classes, and a robust paid-time-off policy. Our competitive compensation package also includes health and dental insurance and a 403B retirement program. Salary commensurate with experience.

Everson Museum of Art is committed to maintaining a work place free of unlawful discrimination based on race, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, ethnicity, sex, gender (including gender nonconformity and status as a transgender or transsexual individual), age, physical or mental disability, citizenship, military status, including past, current or prospective service in the uniformed services, genetic information, predisposing genetic characteristics, marital status, partnership status, reproductive decision-making, sexual orientation and any other characteristics or other protected classes recognized by applicable federal, state or local law. Everson Museum of Art is fully committed to equal opportunities for all employees.

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required for employment consideration.

Lead Preparator/Exhibitions Manager

Reports to: Registrar

Employment Category: Full-time, non-exempt

The Everson Museum of Art seeks a highly skilled Art Preparator/Exhibitions Manager to join the Collection/Exhibition department. The successful candidate will be trained in museum/art handling best practices, be a creative problem-solver, be detail oriented, and have the ability to make the most from limited resources. Reporting to the Registrar, the Lead Preparator works closely with the Museum’s Collection and Facilities staff. The Preparator is an important team member, responsible for the well-being and care of the Museum’s collection and exhibitions.

The Lead Preparator is responsible for assessing the staffing required to accomplish any given project or installation and hire and train freelance art handlers or temporary staff for collections projects.

As Exhibitions Manager, the hired candidate will develop the installation schedule for all exhibitions at the museum. This will entail close communication with the Curatorial Department, putting together cost estimates for installations, special installation designs, additional freelance/contracted staff, crates and packing of the collection. An ability to meet deadlines and communicate clearly the needs and resources required to do so is a must.

Responsibilities/Essential Functions include, but are not limited to:

  • Prepare objects for display and storage
  • Work closely with Curators and Registrar on exhibition development, planning, design, object security, packing, and storage.
  • Fabricate exhibition mounts, furniture, crates and walls as needed.
  • Assist in gallery installation and deinstallation, as well as lighting.
  • Manage and monitor the daily condition and appearance of exhibition installations and permanent collection galleries.
  • Work with the Registrar, Facilities, and Security departments to help train staff in emergency recovery procedures.
  • Work with the Registrar to coordinate and pack outgoing loans.
  • Keep up to date on new technologies, tools, and archival materials.
  • Manage all supplies and order inventory as needed.
  • Occasional travel or driving medium size truck for business related purposes required.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent and 3-4 years of art handling experience.
  • Significant experience with and understanding of best museum practices in art handling and installation.
  • Must work with and train interns and monitor hired professional freelance/contractors.
  • Must have strong carpentry skills.
  • Knowledge of museum lighting is desired.
  • Builds consensus through collaboration, listens and responds appropriately to others, and asks questions and offers input for positive results.
  • Adapts behavior and work methods, as needed, in response to new information, changing conditions, or unexpected obstacles.
  • Effectively handles multiple demands, shifting priorities, and rapid change.
  • Effective communicator to a wide variety of individuals via email, phone, and in person.
  • Experience with project management, managing others, and working collaboratively with in-house staff, as well as contractors.

Salary: $38,000-$40,000

Compensation package includes a competitive benefits package including health, dental, life, vacation, and 403(b) programs. The Everson Museum of Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status.

To Apply

Interested applicants should submit resume and cover letter by February 1, 2022 to [email protected]. No phone calls please.

About the Everson Museum of Art:
Situated in the heart of downtown Syracuse, the Everson Museum of Art is Central New York’s architectural landmark and cultural anchor, serving approximately 60,000 visitors annually. The Museum’s 60,000 sf building is notable as architect I.M. Pei’s first museum design and houses a collection of 10,000 works, with strengths in modern and contemporary American art, international ceramics, and early video. The Everson’s education program is highly regarded locally and nationally, and the Docent Program is one of the longest-running in the country. The Museum typically serves more than 16,000 individuals annually through education, outreach, and public programs; and serves K-12 students from thirty school districts, including all fifth-grade students in the Syracuse City School District. In addition to online and community outreach, Everson learning and engagement activities take place onsite within a new 3000 sf education center, 300 seat auditorium, ten galleries, and a large outdoor plaza. A new “farm-and-kiln-to-table” restaurant will open in 2022.

Facilities & Security Assistant

Reports to: Operations Manager

Employment Category: Full-time (hours variable, nights and weekend required)

The Security and Maintenance Technician oversees the security of the Museum and its collections, as well as the safety of staff and visitors, and is responsible for day-to day maintenance needs in all areas of the Museum.

Responsibilities/Essential Functions include, but are not limited to:

Building Security

  • Monitor electronic cameras and burglar alarm systems. Respond to alarm events during hours of operations and after hours when needed.
  • Work with the Operations Manager to develop, document, and implement security policies, protocols, and procedures.
  • Open and close Museum according to protocols.
  • Train all staff on emergency protocols and run drills as needed.
  • Maintain and update Emergency Preparedness Manual, working with local fire department as needed.
  • Consult with Operations Manager regarding incidents and circumstances necessary to maintain safe and secure environment.
  • Work directly with Administration Staff during all special events.
  • Respond to emergency incidents and coordinate response with Operations Manager.
  • Investigate internal incidents. Write and review incident reports, and document activities.
  • Meet with security vendor representatives as necessary to ensure guard staff meets Museum standards.
  • Consult with Fire/Burglar Vendor on procedures and protocols.

Building Maintenance:

  • Execute routine and preventive maintenance tasks as required, including repairs, cleaning, grounds keeping, and special event set-ups.
  • Perform exterior grounds clean up and snow removal as needed.
  • Maintain cleaning equipment and tools, including snow removal equipment.
  • Monitor HVAC equipment and controls.
  • Assist with monitoring of contractors and vendors working in restricted areas.
  • Assist in physical construction and exhibition installation with wall prep, painting, cleaning, and any special set-up need.
  • Assemble office equipment and other fixtures as required.
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Three + years’ experience in both security and maintenance.
  • Ability to lift 70lbs.
  • Experience with power tools and general construction.
  • Ability to work nights and weekends (Some on short notice).
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively.
  • Security Guard certificate a plus.
  • HS Diploma.

To Apply

Interested applicants should email a resume to: Jenn Neuner, [email protected]. No phone calls, please.

About the Everson Museum of Art:
Situated in the heart of downtown Syracuse, the Everson Museum of Art is Central New York’s architectural landmark and cultural anchor, serving approximately 60,000 visitors annually. The Museum’s 60,000 sf building is notable as architect I.M. Pei’s first museum design and houses a collection of 10,000 works, with strengths in modern and contemporary American art, international ceramics, and early video. The Everson’s education program is highly regarded locally and nationally, and the Docent Program is one of the longest-running in the country. The Museum typically serves more than 16,000 individuals annually through education, outreach, and public programs; and serves K-12 students from thirty school districts, including all fifth-grade students in the Syracuse City School District. In addition to online and community outreach, Everson learning and engagement activities take place onsite within a new 3000 sf education center, 300 seat auditorium, ten galleries, and a large outdoor plaza. A new “farm-and-kiln-to-table” restaurant will open in 2022.

Director of Development

Reports to: Director & CEO

Employment Category: Full-time

The Everson Museum of Art seeks a highly motivated, experienced, and detail-oriented director of development to join the Museum’s senior management team. The development director reports to the Director & CEO and supervises a development associate and a grant writer. This position offers an opportunity to work in a unique setting, be a creative thinker, and work with a staff of dedicated employees.  Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Responsibilities/Essential Functions include, but are not limited to:

  • Create and implement a development plan that articulates focused strategies to meet short-and long- term fundraising goals.
  • Research and develop cultivation plans for major gifts; oversee all aspects of prospect research, cultivation, donor relations, and stewardship.
  • Create and implement a comprehensive Planned Giving campaign, including prospect research and identification, cultivation, solicitation, and benefits delivery.
  • Develop a stewardship plan that involves the Director & CEO, as well as key members of the administrative staff and the Board of Trustees.
  • Alongside the Director & CEO, serve as the key strategist in implementing capital campaign(s).
  • Oversee the Everson’s Membership program and work with the development associate to create strategies for individual and corporate support.
  • Oversee Everson fundraising event efforts, ensuring sponsorship and revenue goals are met.
  • Conceive and execute an annual appeal, capital appeals, and membership appeals.
  • Work with department heads to gain insight on Museum activities, exhibitions, and goals in order to create opportunities for funding and sponsorships.
  • Develop and implement a comprehensive strategy for generating revenue associated with major fundraising events.
  • Serve as the staff liaison to the board of the Everson Members’ Council.
  • Identify opportunities for additional institutional fundraising and execute implementation plans.
  • Lead monthly development meetings of the Board of Trustees.
  • Other duties as assigned or required.

Qualifications:

The Everson seeks an individual with five to ten years of successful fundraising (familiarity with museum or arts fundraising a plus); the capacity to formulate and implement fundraising strategies; successful record of achievement in major gift solicitations; and strong interpersonal, presentation, and writing skills. The ideal candidate will also possess:

  • The ability to work within a fast-paced environment and juggle multiple projects simultaneously with ability to prioritize.
  • Strong interpersonal communication and organizational skills.
  • The ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality and discretion.
  • The ability to work as a team player, mentor junior staff and interns, and work with multiple constituencies, including volunteers.
  • Strong computer skills; experience with Altru software is desirable.
  • Flexibility to work occasional evenings and weekends for Museum events.

To Apply

Interested applicants should email a resume and cover letter to Jenn Neuner, [email protected]. No phone calls, please.

About the Everson Museum of Art:
Situated in the heart of downtown Syracuse, the Everson Museum of Art is Central New York’s architectural landmark and cultural anchor, serving approximately 60,000 visitors annually. The Museum’s 60,000 sf building is notable as architect I.M. Pei’s first museum design and houses a collection of 10,000 works, with strengths in modern and contemporary American art, international ceramics, and early video. The Everson’s education program is highly regarded locally and nationally, and the Docent Program is one of the longest-running in the country. The Museum typically serves more than 16,000 individuals annually through education, outreach, and public programs; and serves K-12 students from thirty school districts, including all fifth-grade students in the Syracuse City School District. In addition to online and community outreach, Everson learning and engagement activities take place onsite within a new 3000 sf education center, 300 seat auditorium, ten galleries, and a large outdoor plaza. A new “farm-and-kiln-to-table” restaurant will open in 2022.

Internships

Everson internships have an experiential learning focus by design. Students work closely with museum staff and volunteers. Internships are project-based and support current museum initiatives. Matching student interests with museum initiatives helps ensure the internship will be a skill building opportunity for both undergraduate and graduate students.

Audience Development Intern

Audience Development Interns will acquire skills that help arts organizations connect with audiences in diverse ways, build new audiences, and communicate with audiences effectively. Duties may include research for social media marketing, posting on community calendars, running customer satisfaction surveys, working at special events and building distribution lists for digital marketing. Experience in Excel, customer service, and social media platforms desirable.

Curatorial Intern

Assist with the research, management, and interpretation of the museum’s collection. Work closely with the museum’s curatorial team to gain professional experience in a museum setting through hands-on training with a wide range of curatorial duties. Projects include, but are not limited to, researching for upcoming exhibitions, researching works in the permanent collection, assisting with the development of exhibition concepts, and working directly with the museum’s collection through photographing works, conducting inventories, and preparing works for exhibition.

Development Intern

Gain a broad understanding of the business operations of a museum and fundraising.

Focus is on revenue generation including marketing, special events, grant writing and database management.

Education Intern

Research exhibitions, develop family guides and educator resources. Oversee family programming for the Art Zone; create educational and promotional literature and participate in general educational programming and departmental operations.

Marketing and Public Relations Intern

Develop promotional campaigns in support of Everson exhibitions, programs and special events. Hands on opportunity to create PR and marketing plans, develop press releases, write articles and website copy, pitch coverage opportunities, coordinate coverage with the media and design support pieces.

Applying for Internships

To apply for an internship, send your resume and cover letter to [email protected] and indicate which internship(s) you wish to be considered for. If an interview needs to be arranged, you will be contacted directly.