The Studio Museum in Harlem is the nexus for artists of African descent locally, nationally and internationally and for work that has been inspired and influenced by black culture. It is a site for the dynamic exchange of ideas about art and society.
The Studio Museum in Harlem was founded in 1968 by a diverse group of artists, community activists and philanthropists who envisioned a new kind of museum that not only displays artwork but also supports artists and arts education. In celebration of its 50th anniversary in 2018, the Museum has bolstered its programming and fundraising to honor the occasion and is actively working on the institution's vital next chapter, which includes utilizing community spaces and resources through the inHarlem initiative, as the Studio Museum awaits its new home to be built on its current site.
The Museum seeks a dynamic, efficient and well-organized individual with a pleasant demeanor, capable of functioning in a fast-paced environment. The Office Assistant is at the center of visitor and staff activities, with special attention to the activities on the Executive floor of the Museum.
Day-to-day tasks require the Office Assistant to manage and direct all forms of Museum communication, including: routing calls, greeting guests and new staff. In addition, the ideal candidate will be responsible for distributing mail and packages, ordering furniture, office supplies and maintenance of office administrative equipment.
•Management of the Museum's office supplies account and budget to include ordering, monitoring and expensing general office supplies
•Training Museum staff on various office equipment
•Manage and maintain leases on office equipment
•Coordinate large mailings for various departments, as well as receiving UPS and FedEx packages
•Responsible for distributing all incoming mail
•Serve as administrative support for the Deputy Director's Office
•Assist in the Museum Store when necessary
•Coordinate special departmental projects as appropriate
•Two years of college or equivalent work experience
•Two years of work experience in a Museum and/or related field such as Retail or Customer Service
•Excellent customer service skills
•Excellent communication skills
•Excellent interpersonal skills
•Artistic/art education background preferable
•Bi and/or Multi-lingual strongly preferred
To apply: Please submit a cover letter and resume via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Salary commensurate with experience, skills and knowledge.
Please note that while careful consideration will be given to each submission, the Museum will only be able to contact those applicants whose knowledge, skills and work experience best fit the requirements of the position.
No phone calls or faxes, please.
The Studio Museum in Harlem is an equal opportunity employer and considers all candidates for employment regardless of race, color, sex, age, gender identification, national origin, creed, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or political affiliation