Careers

Glenn W. & Cornelia T. Bailey Curator of Contemporary Art (Full Time - Exempt)

With a rich history, outstanding collections, beautiful new campus for sharing magnificent art, and groundbreaking programs, The Norton Museum of Art is a source of inspiration, joy, education, and connection for a large circle of artists, supporters, friends, and the people of the Palm Beaches. As the Norton proudly celebrate its 80th anniversary in 2021, they are seeking a creative and dynamic individual for the role of the Glenn W. & Cornelia T. Bailey Curator of Contemporary Art.

The Glenn W. & Cornelia T. Bailey Curator of Contemporary Art must demonstrate in-depth awareness of contemporary art in all media and be able to propose acquisitions that will enhance the collection of art and represent the important stylistic developments from the late 20th century to the present day, within the context of the Norton’s historical collection. They will also be critical in introducing those works to the Norton’s Works of Art Committee (WoAC) in their oversight of acquisitions.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

Curatorial

  • Create and organize exhibitions (including permanent collection rotations and traveling exhibitions) based on rigorous research and original ideas.
  • In the development of exhibitions, present a holistic project proposal that collaboratively incorporates educational and marketing programming, to be presented twice a year to the Audience Development Committee (ADC).
  • Following a schedule developed by the DCO&R, conduct research and write all exhibition didactics including introductory texts, labels, brochures, and, when budgeted, supporting catalogues.
  • Act as coordinating curator, in collaboration with the DCO&R, for guest-curated or other traveling exhibitions.
  • Determine the layout of exhibitions and, together with the DCO&R, Head of Installation, and the Graphic Designer, develop the exhibition design as well as installation schedule.
  • Assist in identifying and securing exhibition venues for traveling exhibitions.
  • In collaboration with the DCO&R and curatorial department staff, oversee installation of permanent collection galleries.
  • With Director & CEO, develop and revise the Museum’s Collection Development Strategy for expanding the collection, as well as make recommendations for acquisitions, write justifications and present to the Works of Art Committee (WoAC).
  • Conduct public lectures on exhibitions and collection; create engaging digital programs and online content; and build outreach to local, regional, and national and international communities for audience development.
  • Assist with the Norton’s Artist in Residency (AiR) program.
  • Build and maintain relationships with artists, dealers, curators, directors, critics, and journalists.
  • Together with DCO&R, examine the condition of the contemporary collection and work with registrars to determine conservation needs. Manage and oversee conservation projects from start to finish as well as suggesting de-accessioning plan in accordance with the Museum’s Collection Management Policy.

Cultivation/Fundraising

  • Develop and maintain relationships with collectors, donors, private funders, and foundations.
  • Assist with solicitation of funds for acquisitions in conjunction with Director & CEO and Chief Development Officer.
  • Represent the museum at national and international art fairs, biennials, exhibition openings, and other contemporary art world events.
  • Visit private collections and work to sustain interest in the Norton.
  • Work closely with the Director & CEO to cultivate donors in order to receive gifts of art that will increase the quality of the Norton permanent collection.
  • Assist Chief Development Officer, Director of Institutional Giving, and staff in writing grants for curatorial projects.

QUALIFICATIONS:

A minimum of 10 years’ experience with a history of innovative and meaningful exhibitions.

Excellent writing skills demonstrated by authorship of publications or associated texts on various media platforms, as well as strong public speaking skills and the development of lectures that contribute to meaningful dialogue within the contemporary art world.

Familiarity with international private collectors/collections.

Familiarity with international art fairs, contemporary galleries, and alternative, independent spaces.

Experience coordinating exhibitions from other institutions, smaller spotlight projects, and installing collection galleries.

Strong collaboration skills and knowledge of current best practices.

Awareness of, and professional associations and connections with, colleagues nationally (and internationally) at other public and private institutions, as well as with the exhibitions and projects being organized by colleagues.

Experience facilitating national and international loans.

For immediate consideration, please send an email with your resume, cover letter and references to Tenley at [email protected]. No telephone calls please.

The Norton Museum of Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer and celebrates a diverse team of talented and dedicated staff, docents, and volunteers. 

Research shows that women and individuals from underrepresented backgrounds often apply to jobs only if they meet 100% of the qualifications. We recognize that it is highly unlikely that an applicant meets 100% of the qualifications for a given role. Therefore, if much of this job description describes you, then you are highly encouraged to apply for this role.

William and Sarah Ross Soter Curator of Photography (Full Time - Exempt)

With a rich history, outstanding collections, beautiful new campus for sharing magnificent art, and groundbreaking programs, The Norton Museum of Art is a source of inspiration, joy, education, and connection for a large circle of artists, supporters, friends, and the people of the Palm Beaches. As the Norton proudly celebrate its 80th anniversary in 2021, they are seeking a creative and dynamic individual for the role of the William and Sarah Ross Soter Curator of Photography.

The William and Sarah Ross Soter Curator of Photography must demonstrate in-depth awareness of photography, video art, and new media. They must be able to propose acquisitions that will enhance the Norton’s collection of photo-based art and represent the important stylistic developments from the 19th century to present day, within the context of the museum’s historical collection. They will also be critical in introducing those works to the Norton’s Works of Art Committee (WoAC) in their oversight of acquisitions.

 

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

Curatorial

  • Create and organize exhibitions (including permanent collection rotations and traveling exhibitions) based on rigorous research and original ideas.
  • In the development of exhibitions, present a holistic project proposal that collaboratively incorporates educational and marketing programming, to be presented twice a year to the Audience Development Committee (ADC).
  • Following a schedule developed by the DCO&R, conduct research and write all exhibition didactics including introductory texts, labels, brochures, and, when budgeted, supporting catalogues.
  • Act as coordinating curator, in collaboration with the DCO&R, for guest-curated or other traveling exhibitions.
  • Determine the layout of exhibitions and, together with the DCO&R, Head of Installation, and the Graphic Designer, develop the exhibition design as well as installation schedule.
  • Assist in identifying and securing exhibition venues for traveling exhibitions.
  • In collaboration with the DCO&R and curatorial department staff, oversee installation of permanent collection galleries.
  • With Director & CEO, develop and revise the Museum’s Collection Development Strategy for expanding the collection, as well as make recommendations for acquisitions, write justifications, and present to the Works of Art Committee (WoAC).
  • Conduct public lectures on exhibitions and collection; create engaging digital programs and online content; and build outreach to local, regional, and national and international communities for audience development.
  • Assist with the Norton’s Artist in Residency (AiR) program.
  • Build and maintain relationships with artists, dealers, curators, directors, critics, and journalists.
  • Together with DCO&R, examine the condition of the photography collection and work with registrars to determine conservation needs. Manage and oversee conservation projects from start to finish as well as suggesting de-accessioning plan in accordance with the Museum’s Collection Management Policy.

Cultivation/Fundraising

  • Develop and maintain relationships with collectors, donors, private funders, and foundations.
  • Assist with solicitation of funds for acquisitions in conjunction with Director & CEO and Chief Development Officer.
  • Represent the museum at national and international art fairs, biennials, exhibition openings, and other contemporary art world events.
  • Visit private collections and work to sustain interest in the Norton.
  • Work closely with the Director & CEO to cultivate donors in order to receive gifts of art that will increase the quality of the Norton permanent collection.
  • Assist Chief Development Officer, Director of Institutional Giving, and staff in writing grants for curatorial projects.

QUALIFICATIONS:

A minimum of 10 years’ experience with a history of innovative and meaningful exhibitions.

Excellent writing skills demonstrated by authorship of publications or associated texts on various media platforms, as well as strong public speaking skills and the development of lectures that contribute to meaningful dialogue within the contemporary art world. 

Familiarity with international art fairs, contemporary and photography galleries, and alternative, independent spaces.

Experience coordinating exhibitions from other institutions, smaller spotlight projects and installing collection galleries.

Strong collaboration skills and knowledge of current best practices.

Awareness of, and professional associations and connections with, colleagues nationally (and internationally) at other public and private institutions, as well as with the exhibitions and projects being organized by colleagues.

Experience facilitating national and international loans.

For immediate consideration, please send an email with your resume, cover letter and references to Tenley at [email protected]. No telephone calls please.

The Norton Museum of Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer and celebrates a diverse team of talented and dedicated staff, docents, and volunteers. 

Research shows that women and individuals from underrepresented backgrounds often apply to jobs only if they meet 100% of the qualifications. We recognize that it is highly unlikely that an applicant meets 100% of the qualifications for a given role. Therefore, if much of this job description describes you, then you are highly encouraged to apply for this role.

Director of People & IDEA

We are seeking a dynamic Director of People & IDEA to join our museum team. The Director of People & IDEA is responsible for the management of the museum’s Human Resources function, including developing and executing effective strategies to attract, develop, reward, and retain employees. The Director of People & IDEA collaborates with the Director/CEO and the senior leadership team to build, reinforce, and safeguard the organizational culture to ensure a highly engaged and productive staff.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES 

Talent Acquisition 

  • Define and lead talent sourcing strategy to recruit talented and diverse candidates for roles at the museum.
  • Work with hiring managers to understand resource needs and develop job descriptions.
  • Facilitate the hiring process for all open positions, in partnership with the relevant hiring manager.
  • Oversee training for hiring managers (including interview best practice, guidelines for implementing a fair and inclusive process, etc.).

 Talent Development 

  • Oversee performance management system, guiding managers through the complete performance management process including taking accountability of the process, goal setting, providing ongoing feedback to staff, recommendations for turning feedback into development actions and PIP (performance improvement process) up to and including terminations if necessary.
  • Manage new hire onboarding process which incorporates education about the museum, creates connections to support cross functional collaboration, and sets the tone for a professional, inclusive, and productive workplace.
  • Responsible for providing coaching to all managers related to developing effective leadership skills.
  • Facilitate manager and staff training in support of professional and career development within the museum.

 IDEA, Culture, and Engagement 

  • Work with Director/CEO, Board Diversity Committee and Staff Diversity Committee to implement the museum’s IDEA (inclusion, diversity, equity, and access) initiatives.
  • In collaboration with Chief Marketing & Communications Officer support initiatives and opportunities to promote internal communication, teamwork, and collaboration.
  • Periodically conduct employee check-ins to develop an understanding of the employee experience and have a pulse on the organization.

 HR, Benefits and Payroll Administration 

  • Responsible for the design and oversight of the museum's benefit programs and management of external carrier relationships.
  • Responsible for overseeing bi-weekly payroll process and maintenance of all employee payroll records.
  • Maintain and update as needed all Human Resource policies and procedures including Employee Handbook.
  • Meet with Director/CEO and CFO at least annually to conduct compensation analysis and benchmarking for Norton pay rates within nonprofit sector.
  • Develop and recommend annual benefits strategy to ensure the museum is offering a comprehensive benefits package to staff.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 10+ years’ experience in Human Resources
  • Skilled in executing Human Resource core processes in areas including recruitment, talent development, employee engagement, compensation, performance management, benefits, payroll, and diversity and inclusion.
  • Proven ability to develop relationships and establish trust across diverse groups internal and external to the museum.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and initiatives keeping all in balance and delivering on
  • time and on budget.
  • Positive, “can-do” attitude, team-oriented, attention to detail, results driven and demonstrated initiative.
  • Bachelor's degree required. Master’s degree a plus.
  • SHRM certification a plus

For immediate consideration, please send an email with your resume, references, and cover letter to: [email protected]

Research shows that women and individuals from underrepresented backgrounds often apply to jobs only if they meet 100% of the qualifications. We recognize that it is highly unlikely that an applicant meets 100% of the qualifications for a given role. Therefore, if much of this job description describes you, then you are highly encouraged to apply for this role.

The Norton Museum of Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer and celebrates a diverse team of talented staff and volunteers.


Director of Institutional Giving (Full Time - Exempt)

We are seeking a creative and dynamic individual for the role of Director of Institutional Giving. The Director of Institutional Giving is responsible for raising funds from, and managing relationships with foundation, government and corporate supporters and prospects. The position is focused most heavily on major gifts (greater than $25,000), but naturally intersects with special events, membership, facility rentals and campaign activities. Other related areas of responsibility include endowment stewardship, support of the planned giving, donor recognition, and budgeting. 

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Research and supervise research of grant opportunities (foundation, local, state and federal government and institutional) • Write and supervise writing of grant proposals (foundation, government, corporate) 
  • Coordinate grant fulfillment (foundation, government, corporate) 
  • Write and supervise writing of grant reports (foundation, government, corporate)
  • Maintain strong relationships with institutional supporters and prospects 
  • Participate in department budgeting, setting major gift goals on an annual basis 
  • Work closely with the Finance department and participate in major gifts financial reporting 
  • Support Development Committee activities 
  • Review Development communications (Letters, Invitations, Briefing sheets, Donor listings, etc.) and proofread Norton communications involving donor recognition 
  • Steward endowments (designation, recognition, reporting) 
  • Support the annual Museum Gala and fundraising events 
  • Support membership initiatives 
  • Support, as needed, other initiatives requiring compilation of broad institutional information (reaccreditation, Association of Art Museum Directors report, etc.) 
  • Liaison with Director/CEO on any Board of Trustee matters

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 5+ years' experience in grant writing, fundraising or related work 
  • Museum experience a plus
  • Strong writing and proofreading skills, adaptable to a wide variety of formats 
  • Proven ability to develop relationships and establish trust across diverse groups 
  • Administrative, fundraising and budget management experience 
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and initiatives keeping all in balance and delivering on time and on budget 
  • Positive, “can-do” attitude, team-oriented, attention to detail, results driven and demonstrated initiative •
  • Careful attention to detail 
  • Bachelor's degree required

For immediate consideration, please send an email with your resume, cover letter and references to: [email protected]

Research shows that women and individuals from underrepresented backgrounds often apply to jobs only if they meet 100% of the qualifications. We recognize that it is highly unlikely that an applicant meets 100% of the qualifications for a given role. Therefore, if much of this job description describes you, then you are highly encouraged to apply for this role. 

The Norton Museum of Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer and celebrates a diverse team of talented staff and volunteers.

Outreach & Family Program Coordinator (Full-Time Non-Exempt)

JOB SUMMARY: The Outreach & Family Program Coordinator develops and conducts programming for Families, Children, Teens, and the greater community of West Palm Beach and beyond. They have a deep understanding and a presence in the Museum’s surrounding communities and use this as a tool to create programming that is relevant to the audiences they serve. Reports and provides a high level of support to the Director for Family and Community Programs, including assisting in data entry and gathering program data, calendaring, event planning, and monitoring program registrations.

Responsibilities include:

ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT 

  • Implements Family, Teen, and Community Program assessments and surveys. Monitors program attendance and manages volunteers who assist with these programs.
  • Serves as a liaison between the community to enhance the use of the Museum as a resource for families, children, and teens. Maintains relationships and frequent communication with community and family service organizations.
  • Works with Communications and Graphic Designer to develop promotional materials and appropriate content to publicize programs and events on website, social media, printed advertisement, and other platforms.
  • Manages Summer Camp Tours registration processes
  • Performs and assists in department logistics such as, ordering supplies, organizing storage closet, booking field trips, and more, as needed.

PROGRAMMING: 

  • Assists the Director of Family & Community Programs in planning the seasonal schedules for Family, Teen, and Community Programs; programs related to current exhibitions and museum collection that are age appropriate for ages 5 -18.
  • Manages, plans, and teaches Family programs such as: Family Studio, Mini Book + Art, School’s Out, and offsite community programs.
  • Collaborates with the Director of Family & Community Programs in administering the Norton’s Teen Advisory Squad, managing 15 members in spring and summer sessions each year.
  • Occasionally leads adult programs such as Member Insights or Book + Art, and School & Teacher programs such as Extended Tours and Teacher Professional Development as scheduled
  • Organizes family activities and workshops for Museum and community festivals.
  • Assists the Director of Family & Community Programs in organizing the Marden Community Gallery exhibition highlighting the work of the Families and Afterschool Arts students.
  • Creates content for the Norton Teens digital platform

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • BA in visual arts, art history, art education, or experience in community arts or youth development for over 4 years.
  • Bi-lingual in English & Spanish. Must speak and write in Spanish fluently. Fluency in Creole a plus but not required.
  • Knowledge and proficiency in MS Office.
  • Understands and knows how to utilize social media: Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, etc.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills. Should be comfortable with public speaking.
  • Must demonstrate independent judgement in a professional setting. Must perform all duties with a high level of tact, professionalism, and trust.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Museum’s surrounding communities and beyond. Knowledge in familial learning and creative youth development highly recommended.

WORKING CONDITIONS/ PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • This job operates in a professional museum and office environment as well as in the community. This role routinely uses standard office equipment, such as computers, telephones, photocopiers, and similar.
  • The person in this position must be able to move about inside and outside the office; ability to lift, move or carry up to ten (10) pounds; ability to be active for long periods of time occasionally.


For immediate consideration, please send an email with your resume, cover letter and references to: [email protected]. No telephone calls please.

The Norton Museum of Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer and celebrates a diverse team of talented and dedicated staff, docents, and volunteers. 

Research shows that women and individuals from underrepresented backgrounds often apply to jobs only if they meet 100% of the qualifications. We recognize that it is highly unlikely that an applicant meets 100% of the qualifications for a given role. Therefore, if much of this job description describes you, then you are highly encouraged to apply for this role.

IT Technician (Full Time –NON-EXEMPT)

JOB SUMMARY:

The IT Technician will support the Director of IT and troubleshoot day-to-day technology issues, including, but not limited to, desktop applications, custom applications, and computer hardware.T he Technician will be responsible to manage the daily duties of the Director of IT when the Director is out of the office for any reason.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Respond to hardware and software support issues from employees for Microsoft Office applications (Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel), Phone/Voicemail, Printers, Mobile devices etc.
  • Set up and configure new computers.
  • Install application software.
  • Set up/remove user accounts on systems (network, email, phone, security, etc.)
  • Maintain (patches, updates and fixes) software used on desktop systems including OS, anti-virus and malware protection.
  • Track and update IT inventory.
  • Work with vendors to help resolve technical issues.
  • Perform miscellaneous related duties and other duties as assigned.
  • Stay up to date on current changes/enhancements to technology.
  • Other projects and duties as may be assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Certificate or Diploma from a Technical School plus one year of directly related experience.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written skills.
  • Ability to problem-solve and think creatively.
  • Experience using Windows 10, and Office 365.
  • Experience with Active Directory.
  • Experience with VMWare and Cisco Call Manager a plus.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and independently on assigned duties.
  • Proactive customer service skills.
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize assignments.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • The person in this position must be able move about inside and outside the office; to frequently communicate with managers and employees, ability to access and operate computer and other office equipment; and ability to lift, move or carry up to forty (40) pounds.

For immediate consideration, please send an email with your resume, cover letter and references to: [email protected] No telephone calls please.

The Norton Museum of Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer and celebrates a diverse team of talented and dedicated staff, docents, and volunteers. Research shows that women and individuals from underrepresented backgrounds often apply to jobs only if they meet 100% of the qualifications. We recognize that it is highly unlikely that an applicant meets 100% of the qualifications for a given role. Therefore, if much of this job description describes you, then you are highly encouraged to apply for this role.

The Norton Museum of Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer and celebrates a diverse team of talented and dedicated staff, docents, and volunteers.

AV Technician (Part Time- Seasonal)

JOB SUMMARY: The AV Technician provides audio visual support to the many events such as meetings, lectures, concerts, etc. occurring at the Museum. The AV Technician has as primary responsibilities to set up and install equipment such as microphones, sound speakers, video screens, projectors, video monitors, recording equipment, connecting wires and cables, sound and mixing boards for events and functions such as concerts, meetings, presentations, lectures.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Set up and operate sound equipment.
  • Work meeting or event organizer to establish cues and directions.
  • Set up and operate sound equipment.
  • Monitor sound feeds to ensure quality.
  • Ensure equipment is installed according to designated layout.
  • Test and resolve equipment issues.
  • Diagnose and correct media system problems.
  • Coordinate audio feeds with television images.
  • Clean audio and video equipment and store properly.
  • Ensure the safe transfer and shipment of equipment.
  • Perform duties on location.
  • Work with controlled lighting systems.
  • Mixing live music/bands.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High School/GED
  • Three to five years’ experience in the audio/visual field, experience in a museum setting a plus.
  • Strong customer service skills.
  • Able to troubleshoot and problem solve.
  • Good collaboration skills, strong team player.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office.
  • Must be available for nights and weekends to attend events.

For immediate consideration, please send an email with your resume, cover letter and references to: [email protected]. No telephone calls please.

 The Norton Museum of Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer and celebrates a diverse team of talented and dedicated staff, docents, and volunteers. 

Research shows that women and individuals from underrepresented backgrounds often apply to jobs only if they meet 100% of the qualifications. We recognize that it is highly unlikely that an applicant meets 100% of the qualifications for a given role. Therefore, if much of this job description describes you, then you are highly encouraged to apply for this role.

Public Programs Intern (Paid)

The Norton Museum of Art Public Programs Internship is a paid, part-time, program that provides one undergraduate, recent graduate, or graduate student the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in Public Programs in a museum while working with a team of museum professionals.

The Public Programs Intern will assist with Museum Festivals and Art After Dark. Art After Dark is the Museum’s weekly evening program that we host every Friday from 5 to 10pm. During those hours, museum guests may enjoy a tour, performance, lecture, art workshop and/or film, all free with admission.

The Norton Museum of Art was founded in 1941 and today houses one of the finest permanent collections in the South of over 8,000 works of art in five core collections: American, Chinese, Contemporary, European and Photography.

Application deadline November 30, 2021. 

Internship Dates:

January 17, 2022 – April 22, 2022

Responsibilities during events:

  • Assist with program public proceedings, including set-up, coordination, providing general information on the museum, security, crowd control, keeping the site clean and stocked of all necessary supplies, clean up, etc.
  • Assist in coordinating public programs by interfacing with a variety of stakeholders including performers, artists, the public, and Norton staff, as needed, to facilitate all aspects of event production.
  • Assist in organizing and managing volunteers during events.
  • Anticipate and respond to program/event and visitor/guest needs as they arise.
  • Work with other staff and volunteers to ensure a quality experience for visitors and event guests.
  • Communicate with the Public Programs Manager on all aspects of events and public programs, including schedule, supplies, logistics, and staff.

Responsibilities during office hours:

  • Draft Art After Dark schedules and submitting them for edits.
  • Create material orders for workshops or programs for approval.
  • Work with Docent and Volunteer Manager to ensure volunteer coverage for each program.
  • Contribute to the creation of marketing and promotional materials.
  • Assist Public Programs team in other administrative duties as needed.
  • Coordinate and plan a College Night for Art After Dark.

Skills

  • Enthusiasm for working with the public of all ages
  • Written and verbal communication skills
  • Detail-orientated and organized
  • Ability to maintain a professional and courteous manner in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to be a team player
  • Ability to multitask
  • Strength, dexterity, and mobility to perform all duties (to include some lifting and stair-climbing)

Required commitment

Part-time 16 hours each week including Friday evenings from 2-10 p.m. and some Saturdays are required. Office hours are flexible and to accommodate candidate’s schedule.

Eligibility and Terms

The program is open to college juniors, seniors, recent graduates, and graduate students. Preferred majors include art history, hospitality, marketing, communications or business degree with strong interest in special events, non-profit organizations, and the arts. This is a paid internship.

Internship Application Materials:

Applications must include all materials listed below to be considered. Application deadline November 30, 2021.

Please email the following to Nicole Henao, Public Programs Manager, at [email protected]

  • A cover letter, no more than 500 words. Please explain your interest in the Norton Museum of Art and this Internship. Briefly state your goals and objectives in obtaining this internship and how this experience may inform your career plans or interests.
  • Resume: Please include contact information, internship and work experiences, a list of relevant academic courses, and language skills.
  • Unofficial college transcript.
  • Two letters of recommendation from academic or professional references: Letters must include the candidate’s name and the recommender’s name, job title, company/organization, email address, and phone number.

Qualified applicants will be contacted for interviews. Please no telephone inquiries. The Norton Museum of Art is an equal opportunity employer.

For immediate consideration, please send an email with your resume, references, and cover letter to: [email protected]

Research shows that women and individuals from underrepresented backgrounds often apply to jobs only if they meet 100% of the qualifications. We recognize that it is highly unlikely that an applicant meets 100% of the qualifications for a given role. Therefore, if much of this job description describes you, then you are highly encouraged to apply for this role.

The Norton Museum of Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer and celebrates a diverse team of talented staff and volunteers.

Seasonal Visitor Experience Associates

Visitor Experience Associates 

We are seeking part-time Visitor Experience Associates to serve as the welcoming face of the Museum to the public, fulfilling an array of functions such as checking in visitors, crowd and queue management, membership sales, and providing visitors information on exhibitions and programming. This position reports to the Director of Visitor Experience.

The Norton Museum of Art was founded in 1941 and today houses one of the finest permanent collections in the South of over 8,000 works of art in five core collections: American, Chinese, Contemporary, European, and Photography.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Welcome museum visitors and direct them to exhibition spaces, public programs, or to ongoing tours, with an engaging, approachable demeanor.
  • Answering general questions regarding museum programs or collections, enforcing museum visitor policies.
  • Collect attendance information for general admissions, group tours and public programs, and assist with museum data management efforts.
  • Promote Museum membership benefits and opportunities and handling associated admission and membership sales.
  • Assist with managing the Museum’s parking lot, which ranges from collecting parking lot fee, to assisting visitor check in, and providing direction to incoming visitors.
  • Available for at least twenty-two (22) hours per week including availability for Friday evening and weekend hours.

Qualifications: 

  • Proficient in MS Office, particularly Outlook, Word, and Excel.
  • Excellent customer service skills including strong verbal communication skills.
  • Able to work collaboratively with colleagues.
  • Altru (museum admissions) software experience preferred, but training will be provided.
  • Experience working in a retail environment or managing guests is a plus.
  • Education: High School diploma required; Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Physical Requirements: The person in this position must be able to sit or stand for long periods of time, potentially outdoors. Able to lift boxes of up to twenty (20) pounds.
  • During the Covid19 pandemic, associates are required to follow all Norton Museum of Art protocols including the wearing of face masks, daily temperature screening and weekly COVID-19 testing.


For immediate consideration, please send an email with your resume, references, and cover letter to: [email protected].

The Norton Museum of Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer and celebrates a diverse team of talented and dedicated staff, docents, and volunteers.

Research shows that women and individuals from underrepresented backgrounds often apply to jobs only if they meet 100% of the qualifications. We recognize that it is highly unlikely that an applicant meets 100% of the qualifications for a given role. Therefore, if much of this job description describes you, then you are highly encouraged to apply for this role.


Lead Maintenance Technician(Full Time – NON-EXEMPT)

JOB SUMMARY: The Lead Maintenance Technician will support the Building Operations Manager in maintaining all facilities, including maintenance of equipment, along with assisting vendors, contractors and janitorial services. This position will also be responsible to fulfill the duties of the Building Operations Manager when they are out of the office as well as being a part of the hurricane team that stays onsite in the event of storm watch/warnings.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsible for monitoring, inspecting and troubleshooting all HVAC equipment and controls, and providing reports of status to Building Operations Manager.
  • Perform minor repairs related to electrical, plumbing and commercial HVAC equipment.
  • Monitor, adjust and maintain proper climate control set points using the Building Automated System.
  • Create, maintain and archive trend reports for galleries, and provide to Registrar as needed.
  • Check and replace burnt out light bulbs and ballasts.
  • Assist janitorial crew with the overall cleaning of all areas of the NMA facility, including bathrooms, galleries, offices, store, support spaces, public spaces, building exterior and sidewalks.
  • Prepare and paint all surfaces throughout the NMA facility, as indicated by a maintenance schedule or the Building Operations Manager.
  • Assist with the general maintenance of exterior spaces including parking lot and garden.
  • Perform light carpentry work as requested.
  • Change HVAC filters and maintain a log indicating date filters were changed.
  • Routinely check facility for potential general maintenance problems and correct them. This includes mechanical function of all maintenance equipment.
  • Report any irregular activity in facility to the Building Operations Manager.
  • Communicate with all staff and visitors in a clear, efficient, and effective manner utilizing the appropriate tool, including computers, phones and CB radios.
  • Assist other staff with setup and breakdown of tables and chairs for events.
  • Assist with the overall security and safety of the property, its contents and staff and visitors.
  • Assist contractors performing maintenance work in the facility.
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  •  Commercial HVAC experience preferred. Including chillers, boilers and cooling towers.
  • Experience with Building Automated Systems for climate control.
  • Operate general maintenance equipment, including drills, saws, hand tools, table saw, drill press, ladders/lifts, motorized/manual forklifts, vacuum cleaners, extractor, buffer, wet mop, and brooms in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Must be proficient in computer in Windows environment.
  • Good communication and proactive customer service skills.
  • Experience in appliance repairs and plumbing.
  • Minor carpentry and electrical knowledge preferable.

REQUIREMENTS:

 Five day/40 hour per week schedule which may include weekend.

  • Must be available on-call.
  • Must be able to work some nights/weekends for special events. 

For immediate consideration, please send an email with your resume, cover letter and references to: [email protected]. No telephone calls please.

 The Norton Museum of Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer and celebrates a diverse team of talented and dedicated staff, docents, and volunteers. 

Research shows that women and individuals from underrepresented backgrounds often apply to jobs only if they meet 100% of the qualifications. We recognize that it is highly unlikely that an applicant meets 100% of the qualifications for a given role. Therefore, if much of this job description describes you, then you are highly encouraged to apply for this role.


Must be proficient in computer in Windows environment.•Good communication and proactive customer service skills.•Experience in HVAC and plumbing. •Minor carpentry and electrical knowledge preferable.REQUIREMENTS:•Five day/40 hour per week schedule which may include weekend.•Must be available on-call.•Must be able to work some nights/weekends for special events.The Norton Museum of Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer and celebrates a diverse team of talented and dedicated staff, docents, and volunteers. Research shows that women and individuals from underrepresented backgrounds often apply to jobs only if theymeet 100% of the qualifications. We recognize that it is highly unlikely that an applicant meets 100% of the qualifications for a given role. Therefore, if much of this job description describes you, then you are highly encouraged to apply for this role. 
uter in Windows environment.•Good communication and proactive customer service skills.•Experience in HVAC and plumbing. •Minor carpentry and electrical knowledge preferable.REQUIREMENTS:•Five day/40 hour per week schedule which may include weekend.•Must be available on-call.•Must be able to work some nights/weekends for special events.The Norton Museum of Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer and celebrates a diverse team of talented and dedicated staff, docents, and volunteers. Research shows that women and individuals from underrepresented backgrounds often apply to jobs only if theymeet 100% of the qualifications. We recognize that it is highly unlikely that an applicant meets 100% of the qualifications for a given role. Therefore, if much of this job description describes you, then you are highly encouraged to apply for this role.

Teaching Artist (Full Time Non- Exempt)

We are seeking a creative and dynamic Teaching Artist to join our team. The Teaching Artist is responsible for teaching visual arts to students within the Afterschool Arts Outreach community partnership program. This creative youth development program provides significant out-of-school arts experiences to Palm Beach County youth, ages 6-18. The innovative arts program aims to foster creativity and stimulate critical thinking skills in a supportive environment. Off-site teaching takes place in the late afternoon no more than four days per week, and any additional non-teaching time will be used to support other museum programs including Art After Dark, workshops, and community festivals.


JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

Afterschool Arts Outreach:

  • Under the direction of the Director of Family & Community Programs, research, design, and teach art lessons that are multicultural, arts-integrated, exhibition, and collection-related, focusing on creative youth development for youth ages 6-17 at out-of-school community partnership sites.
  • Meet quarterly with community partner staff to jointly create a schedule of classes and activities.
  • Records and report attendance at each class, conduct student evaluations, and maintain records for each partnership site.
  • Generate art supply lists and monitor inventory at each site following Museum "s budget.
  • Manages art class space at partnering centers by maintaining a clean and organized space.
  • Schedule, customize, and lead three tours to the Museum for each community partner.
  • Lead at minimum one activation with partnering site per year (parent nights, community event, pop-up exhibition, etc.)
  • Contribute quality student work to the end-of-the-year Marden Community Gallery Exhibition.
  • Act as a liaison between the partnering organization and the Norton Museum of Art.

School and Teachers Program:

  • Under the direction of the Director of School and Teacher Programs, research, design, and teach hands-on art activities for K-12 students visiting the Museum during in-school hours.
  • Manage volunteers and help to maintain an orderly classroom.
  • Assist with School and Teacher professional development as needed.

Art After Dark:

  • Working with the Coordinator of Art After Dark once a month to design a hands-on art project for audiences of various ages; determine art supplies necessary for the project and order as necessary.
  • Manage volunteers during hands-on art activity at Art After Dark.

Community Festivals and Workshops:

  • Lead an activity at community festival days, 3 per year.
  • Lead hands-on art workshops for a variety of audiences as needed: families, children, teens, adults.
  • Assist guest artists contracted by the Museum to provide workshops.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • BA in Studio Art, Education or Creative Arts and Culture, Community Arts; or 4 years minimum of teaching experience.
  • Must have professional art teaching experience.
  • Excellent classroom management skills with a priority in culturally responsive teaching that encourages all students.
  • Capability to teach children and adults of all abilities is a plus.
  • Personable and capable of working independently and as a team.
  • Able to work a flexible schedule, particularly during afternoons and early evenings.
  • Must have reliable transportation and a valid Driver's License.
  • Bilingual is preferred.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge and comfort with virtual learning, data entry software, and Microsoft Office.

For immediate consideration, please send an email with your resume, cover letter and references to: [email protected].

The Norton Museum of Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer and celebrates a diverse team of talented and dedicated staff, docents, and volunteers. 

Part-Time Security Officers (Seasonal)

The Museum is seeking part-time seasonal Security Officers.

The Security Officer is responsible for the security of the Museum, ensuring the safety of visitors and staff including giving informative answers to visitors and/or staff and observing and promptly 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 3 – 4 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.

For immediate consideration, please send an email with your resume, references, and cover letter to: [email protected]

The Norton Museum of Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Research shows that women and individuals from underrepresented backgrounds often apply to jobs only if they meet 100% of the qualifications. We recognize that it is highly unlikely that an applicant meets 100% of the qualifications for a given role. Therefore, if much of this job description describes you, then you are highly encouraged to apply for this role.

The Norton Museum of Art is an equal opportunity employer.

The Norton Museum of Art COVID-19 Policies

MASKS REQUIRED AT ALL TIMES


The health and safety of our guests is a top priority for the Norton Museum. Beginning October 1, 2021, guests (ages 12+) visiting the Norton Museum of Art will be required to show proof of a negative COVID-19 professionally administered PCR test taken within 72 hours; or a negative COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test conducted within 24 hours; OR voluntarily show proof of COVID-19 vaccination (together with a valid photo ID for ages 18+). 
"At-home” COVID-19 tests are not accepted. Professionally administered tests only.

Masks are required at all times regardless of negative tests or vaccination status,
except when visiting the Museum Garden or while actively eating or drinking in The Restaurant or Great Hall

This policy is based on guidance and recommendations issued by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and other authoritative or controlling government-issued health standards.

See all our detailed COVID-19 Protocols

If you are unable to visit us in person, please visit The Norton Channel for a wide range of virtual resources, activities, and programs that you can enjoy from home.

For the most up-to-date information from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), click here. 

For a list of free vaccination sites, please click here.