Careers

Landscape Technician

The Norton Museum of Art seeks a Landscape Technician to work within our 1.5-acre sculpture garden and auxiliary properties. The Landscape Technician shall perform landscaping and record keeping tasks as directed by the Museum’s Master Gardener.  This is a part-time, 24 hours/week, non-exempt position.

Job Responsibilities

 

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Working closely with the Master Gardener to execute various landscape projects throughout the museum grounds.
  • Performing routine landscape maintenance on a weekly, monthly and seasonal schedule. Including but not limited to clearing, weeding, pruning, fertilizer application, and planting.
  • Maintaining landscape maintenance records.

Job Specifications

The Landscape Technician must be dedicated to providing an inspiring and transformative guest experience through the interaction with the Museum grounds.

Landscaping experience preferred but will train. Applicant must demonstrate a desire to learn horticulture, arboriculture and organic maintenance practices.

Applicant must be able to lift 50lbs.

Applicant must be able to work in an outdoor setting and stand, walk or kneel for extended periods of time.

Applicant must have the ability to execute routine tasks with minimal supervision.

Applicant must possess the ability to engage with Museum patrons as needed to answer or direct inquiries regarding the Museum and grounds.

Applicant must possess the following skills:

  1. Ability to properly use hand tools including pruners, loppers, shovels, rakes, hand saw, pole saw, backpack sprayer, etc.
  2. Ability to operate an electric blower.
  3. Ability to record maintenance data.  

Must be available 3 days a week from 8:30 am – 5:00 pm.

 

Please send resume and cover letter to [email protected]

The Norton Museum of Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Temporary School and Teacher Programs Associate

The Norton Museum of Art is seeking a Temporary School and Teacher Programs Associate, for the period January – April, 2020

This position will report to the Assistant to the Associate Curator of Education for School and Teacher Programs

The School and Teacher Programs Associate will support K-12 programming at the Museum while the Associate Curator of Education is out on maternity leave. This person will be working closely with the Assistant to the Associate Curator of Education.

Position Specifications:

Welcomes K-12 school groups to the Museum and assists staff and docents with tours (logistics, timing, etc.). 

Along with a volunteer, prepares art supplies for upcoming Extended Tours.

Teach Extended Tours as needed in the Museum classroom.

Assist the Assistant to the Associate Curator in preparing student artwork for the school partnership art exhibition in the Marden Community Gallery opening on Friday, April 3rd. This may include tasks such as organizing images of the artwork, collecting label information, and working with an outside vendor for matting of the artwork.

Assist the Assistant to the Associate Curator of Education in planning and execution of the opening night reception for partnership school families on Friday, April 3rd.

Assist with ordering art supplies and printing flyers in anticipation of International Spanish Academy Family Day on Saturday, May 16th.

Participates in partnership school visits to the Museum and assists with logistics day of the tours.

Participates in docent professional development sessions and all-staff education meetings.

Other administrative tasks as needed.

Job Requirements:

 Experience teaching art to K-12 aged students in a classroom, community, or museum setting.

Excellent communication and organizational skills;

Proficient in Microsoft Office and Outlook

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.

 

Qualifications:

  • 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]

Director of Human Resources

The Norton Museum of Art seeks a Director of Human Resources. 

The Human Resources Director reports directly to the Executive Director and is responsible for overall administration of human resources functions.  The Human Resources Director is a member of the Senior Staff.

Position Specifications

  • Benefits:   Responsible for the development, implementation and day-to-day administration of the Museum's benefit program.  Ensures accurate and effective communication with both employees and providers regarding helpful and necessary coverage information.
  • Employee Records:   Responsible for appropriate personnel record collection and retention policies and the confidentiality of all personnel information. Reviews position descriptions and oversees performance appraisal process on an annual basis.
  • Recruiting, hiring and termination: Responsible for the recruitment of all temporary and regular staff, coordination of the hiring process with supervisors, and the orientation of all new employees. Ensures that all proper and appropriate measures are taken throughout the hiring or termination of an employee. Conducts new employee orientation and exit interviews.
  • Staff development:   Responsible for training programs or instructional guides, guidelines, procedures and/or policies measuring or encouraging internal development; and the use of motivational tools.
  • Manage STC, the Staff Team Committee.  Responsible for governance of STC, oversee budget and approve projects undertaken by STC.
  • Policy and Procedure:   Responsible for development and implementation of personnel and compensation policies and procedures; recommends improvements for the internal Museum policies.  Communicates with and advises staff regarding internal policies and procedures.  Ensures the fair and equitable administration of policies.
  • Compensation:   Responsible for the construction and update of job descriptions and salary ranges for staff positions.
  • Legal: Assures compliance with all federal, state and local regulations.
  • Payroll:  Assists the payroll process by entering and maintaining employee payroll records.   

Job Requirements

 Education:

BA degree in Human Resources or related field

Training and Experience:

Five or more years’ human resource experience with management level experience required

Job Knowledge:

Excellent organizational, communication and interpersonal skills Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite software

Physical Requirements:

Must be able to sit for long periods of time at a PC. Infrequent light physical effort required.

The Norton Museum of Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

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.

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