Security Guard

Job Category: Classified
Full Time

Job Description: The Security Guard will implement policy, plans and procedures for security of facilities, artworks, staff and guests. He/she will monitor surveillance equipment, maintain access records, train staff in security roles and serve as department safety coordinator. This position reports to the director.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Implement security policies and procedures
  • Train student workers in their roles as gallery guards
  • Complete thorough investigations and reporting of all accidents, injuries, fires, property theft or damage, and any other incidents that may imply risk
  • Coordinate and manage security operations for special visits and events
  • Maintain access records
  • Serve as departmental safety coordinator
  • Perform other duties as needed
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience in a museum/gallery security setting strongly preferred
  • Ability to work well in a team and with the general public
  • Excellent customer relations, supervisory, and communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to handle sensitive situations diplomatically
  • Ability to manage crisis situations; strong ability to make sound decisions under pressure

Commensurate with experience

Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5:00pm
Additional evenings and weekends as needed

To Apply:
Submit an application through the University of Louisiana at Lafayette Human Resources or

Volunteer Coordinator

Job Category: Unclassified
Part Time

The Volunteer Manager recruits, trains, supervises, schedules and coordinates the museum's volunteers (currently 25 people).He/she confers with museum staff on volunteer-staffing needs for school/group tours and events; assigns work, schedule and monitors volunteers’ performance; and serves as the liaison between museum staff and volunteers.The position reports to the Educator.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Develop monthly schedule of volunteer support for tours, programs, and events
  • Recruit new volunteers through community outreach
  • Work with museum staff (Educator, Event Coordinator, Security Guard) to develop and implement training for new volunteers
  • Maintain regular communication with volunteers to keep them apprised of their role as ambassadors for the museum in the community
  • Update Membership Manager so that membership benefits are provided to volunteers that meet their quota
  • Perform other duties as assigned
Preferred Qualifications
  • Knowledge of database management and other software programs
  • Knowledge of volunteer coordination, including recruitment, training, and placement
  • Ability to motivate volunteers and increase community involvement
  • Ability to communicate verbally and through writing to volunteers and co-workers in person and on the telephone
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Friendly disposition
  • Interest in arts and education

Hourly rate commensurate with experience

Flexible hours not to exceed 20 hours/week. Some evenings and weekends required.

To Apply:
Send a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to Cami Joseph, Hilliard University Art Museum,

Graduate Student Assistantship
Exhibits Team - Curatorial Assistant

This position reports to the Curator and is responsible for supporting the research, planning and implementation of the museum’s public programs, which aim to craft new partnerships and audiences for fine art within the greater Lafayette and campus communities. Exploring a diversity of themes – from current exhibition topics to the research of faculty and students at UL – this educational programming is inherently multidisciplinary and can vary week by week.

The Exhibits Team Curatorial Assistant provides administrative support to the museum’s Curator, and also works closely with established and prospective special guests of the museum. In this position, the graduate student will work strategically with the museum’s Education Director, Marketing Director, front-of-house student workers, and volunteers as well.

  • Working with members of the Public Programs Committee and facilitating an annual brainstorm session that will shape forthcoming events at the museum
  • Managing business paperwork and correspondence with special guests of the museum
  • Assisting with the planning and execution of public programs at the museum
  • Source publications and films that correspond to the museum programming
  • Leading guided tours of the museum and exhibitions, as needed
  • Helping to promote museum events within campus departments and to a variety of community groups
  • Drafting well-researched artist and presenter biographies and collaborate with presenters on a graceful execution of each program
  • Delivering opening remarks to the public and facilitate thoughtful Q&A sessions at museum events
  • Providing routine administrative support to the exhibitions curator such as organizing exhibition records, filing purchase requests, tracking receipts, taking notes and coordinating meetings
  • Data entry, as it relates to the curatorial office rolodex and artwork inventory
  • Managing a digital archive of pictures, audio files and written documentation that pertains to the museum’s public programs, exhibitions and art collection.
  • Researching objects and artists in the museum’s collection and exhibitions
  • Creating spreadsheets that serve as exhibition checklists, object lists and contact lists
  • Drafting wall labels for exhibits
  • Scanning documents related to the museum’s institutional history
  • Assisting with the planning of publications
  • Creating digital mock-ups and 1:24 scale artwork models to help plan exhibits
  • Proofreading and providing additional support, as needed
Preferred Qualifications
  • Masters degree required. Fine Arts or Humanities background are most preferred
  • Excellent communication skills; personable and diplomatic in working with diverse constituencies
  • Reliable, organized and goal oriented
  • Attention to detail, as it relates to event production, word choice, historical timelines, and data entry
  • Comfortable handling graphics and video files, projectors, speakers and other AV equipment
  • Enthusiastic about teamwork and able to promote the philosophy and goals of the Museum
  • Self-driven; able to multitask and excellent follow-through on all projects
  • Independent thinker and entrepreneurial; creative
  • Experienced with Microsoft Office programs including Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Experienced with Adobe Creative Suite, including Photoshop and InDesign
  • Experienced with a database, such as Past Perfect, File Maker Pro, Art Base
  • Interest in art, education and museums
  • Prior office experience a plus

Hours and Schedule:
Expected to work 30 hours/week during fall and spring semesters (Aug-Dec 2017 and Jan-May 2018)

To Apply:
Send a cover letter, resume and three professional references to Laura Blereau

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