Temporary Family and Outreach Programs Associate

The Museum is seeking a Temporary Family and Outreach Programs Associate  

 Job Summary:
This position provides teaching and administrative support for the Division of Education; Part- Time 25 hours per week January – April 2020

 Job Relationship: 
Reports to the Outreach & Family Program Coordinator

Job Responsibilities:
Organize off-site events, art workshops and perform administrative duties to support the Family and Outreach Programs, including but not limited to: 

  1. Assisting with Outreach & Family Program logistics such as, but not limited to effectively monitoring attendance, ordering supplies and organizing storeroom, reaching out to family service organizations in the community
  2. Organizing activities for community events in and out of the Museum
  3. Providing correspondence and computer data-entry support
  4. Administering program assessment
  5. Assisting with Teen Programs
  6. Additional support for Extended Tours

Job Specifications: 

Education: Must have prior teaching experience; Demonstrated interest in youth and family audiences, art and museums a plus; Spanish speaking a plus but not required

Training and Experience:
Must be detail-oriented and well-organized, with excellent verbal and written communication skills, and must demonstrate independent judgment in professional setting.  Must perform all duties with a high level of tact, professionalism, trust and efficiency. 


Job Knowledge:
Knowledge of Microsoft Office and Outlook, and facility with learning other software programs; good customer service skills; pleasant telephone etiquette; ability to work with children, parents, diverse clientele peers and supervisors required. Art education experience preferred.

Physical Requirements:
Must have a car and be able to use it for work. Light physical effort required. Friday evening hours required. 

Please send cover letter, resume and three references to [email protected]

The Norton Museum of Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Part-time Security

The security officer is responsible for security of the Museum, safety of visitors and staff, giving informative answers to visitors and/or staff in friendly, respectful manner, observing and reporting any irregularities.

Major Responsibilities: 

  • Safeguard the museum’s artwork in and outside the museum galleries.
  • Safeguard the physical plant and assets through the use of effective security patrols.
  • Understand all museum procedures and assist contractors, visitors and staff.
  • Conduct yourself in a welcoming, pleasant manner when greeting or speaking with Museum visitors.
  • Work closely with the Visitor Experience staff when encountering a problem in the Museum galleries or public spaces.
  • Officer must be able to follow directions and react quickly during emergency situations.
  • Provide timely and accurate information to the security Supervisor on unusual conditions or situations.
  • Speak clearly over a two-way radio and be understood by other members of the staff.
  • Officer must be able to work effectively and courteously with diverse groups of visitors and staff.
  • Routinely completes daily patrol schedule for areas assigned within time frequency provided.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by Security Supervisor.
  • Conduct oneself in the best interest of the Museum.
  • Available to work until 10 pm on Fridays or later during special events.



  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • State Security License preferred. (Knowledge of security and safety procedures)
  • Ability to read, write, and speak fluent English, and follow written and oral instructions.
  • Officers must be able to stand or walk a patrol 7 or more hours per shift.
  • Demonstrate ability to act courteous and professional with contractors and staff.
  • Able to work outside in the elements.
  • Able to work until 10 pm on Fridays or later when necessary.
  • Officers must be able to communicate clearly, effectively, and professionally with visitors and staff by radio.

Please send resume to [email protected]   or fill out an application at the Norton’s administration entrance, Jefferson Road & S. Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach, FL

Development Assistant

The Norton Museum of Art is seeking a Development Assistant to provide administrative support to the Museum’s busy Development Department, and assist with the cultivation and stewardship of donors. This is a temporary (6-month), full time, non-exempt position. 

 Job Responsibilities:

Development Department Administration

  • Proactively coordinate and prepare materials required to support the scheduled programs and functions of the Development Department; including management of the Department calendar, budget, files, and Department-run events.
  • Coordinate special access tour scheduling with Visitor Experience team and Development staff.
  • Assist with special projects, including events for Trustees and special friends. Maintain professional communications with Trustees & donors, and work with Director’s Office to facilitate donor correspondence.
  • Coordinate Annual Fund solicitation efforts.
  • Assist with departmental communications, including correspondence, writing reports and organizing support materials and mailings.
  • Perform administrative duties to relieve the Director of Development of details associated with management of the office, such as completing expense reports.
  • Participate in evening and week-end fundraising activities with Special Events staff as needed.
  • Refer communications to the correct parties, route incoming calls, mail, arrange conferences and meetings, secure space, work with caterer when necessary, prepare materials for meetings and special events, review outgoing correspondence for accuracy, grammar, etc.
  • Interact with museum departments and outside vendors as the liaison from the Development Department
  • Utilize Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, Power Point, Access, Microsoft Outlook and Altru .


Gift Processing and Research

  • Acknowledge incoming gifts with Development Associate for Stewardship, including but not limited to major gifts and annual fund donations. Duties include preparing letters to donors, gift entry in the Department’s Altru database, and follow-up with Finance Department to ensure proper gift reconciliation.
  • Conduct prospect research and prepare Briefing Sheets, review and distribute to Development staff and Director’s office as needed.
  • Assist with Director’s Office gift acknowledgement correspondence.
  • Maintain constituent records in Altru; responsible for weekly tracking and reporting to Director of Development and other program areas.

Job Specifications: 

  • BA required
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications, including database management. Proficiency with Blackbaud donor management software products a plus (Raisers Edge or Altru)
  • Excellent written, verbal, and communication skills
  • Ability to convey a positive and professional image, especially in high-pressure situations
  • Self-starter with the ability to prioritize, multi-task, and excel in a fast-paced environment
  • Good decision making and problem solving skills
  • Demonstrate the highest level of personal and ethical standards
  • Attention to detail and accuracy in performance
  • Ability to meet deadlines, working with minimal supervision
  • Schedule flexibility; ability and willingness to work nights and weekends as needed
  • Ability to walk/stand for prolonged periods during events, and ability to lift and/or move 15 pounds with or without reasonable accommodation

Please send cover letter, resume and three references to [email protected]

Internship Opportunities

2020 Summer Internship Program (Paid)

The Norton Museum of Art Summer Internship Program provides four undergraduate students the opportunity to gain practical art museum experience, engage in intellectual discourse, and develop professional skills. Throughout the seven-week program summer interns will:

  • Work in departments throughout the Museum based on departmental needs and intern interests.
  • Lead summer camp tours through Museum special exhibitions and the Museum Collection.
  • Participate in meetings with art world professionals and visit regional arts institutions.
  • Engage in weekly readings, writing assignments, and discussions of current art historical and museum studies issues.

Terms and Eligibility

The program is open to undergraduates at any accredited U.S. college or university, and to those who have earned a B.A. degree within the past year, but are not currently enrolled in graduate school. All applicants must have successfully completed at least two college-level courses in art history.

Interns will be paid and receive housing in West Palm Beach, FL.

Internship Dates: June 15, 2020 – July 31, 2020

Application Deadline: March 20, 2020

Applications must include all materials listed below. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Application materials will not be returned. 

· Norton Museum of Art Intern Application – Download Here

· A typewritten personal statement of no more than 500 words

· Two letters of recommendation from academic or professional references

o Letters must be sealed and signed across the flap by the recommender. Letters can be sent with your application or separately for receipt by March 20, 2019.

· Resume

· Official college transcript

All internship applications should be mailed to:

Norton Museum of Art

Kate Faulkner, Associate Curator of Education for Public Programs

1450 S Dixie Avenue

West Palm Beach, FL 33401

For more information, contact the Kate Faulkner, Associate Curator of Education for Public Programs at [email protected]

The Norton Museum of Art is an equal opportunity employer.