Jobs, Volunteering, & Internships

From the beginning, the Katonah Museum of Art (KMA) has been committed to presenting exceptional art from all cultures and time periods. The KMA is a registered 501(c)(3) not for profit organization and an equal opportunity employer. View open positions at the Katonah Museum of Art below. Application instructions are included in the description of each posting.


OPEN POSITIONS:

Guest Services Associate and Event Staffing
Volunteer Program
Museum Education Intern (stipend)
Internships 

 

Guest Services Associate and Event StaffingStatus: Part-time, hourly
Reports to: Guest Services Specialist

At the Katonah Museum of Art (KMA), Guest Services (GS) is committed to creating the best possible guest experience for seasoned audiences and new visitors alike. As front-line ambassadors, GS Associates provide assistance across in-person, phone, and online channels. They are valued members of the KMA team and participate in all audience engagement initiatives to create a welcoming, informed, inclusive, and safe environment for guests.

Position Overview:
Guest Services Associates are highly motivated individuals who provide exceptional customer service during regular Museum hours and at special events. GS Associates transact at the KMA’s Admission Desk, serve as gallery guards, and ensure that all public spaces are immaculately maintained. Well versed in all Museum activities, they actively promote programs and events; respond to email, in person, and phone inquiry; collect and report on visitor metrics; and support other administrative tasks. Candidates should be team players capable of working in a fast-paced professional environment. Preferred applicants will have previous customer service experience and an interest in the arts. The position requires attention to detail, punctuality, and availability on some weekends with occasional evenings for events. The schedule is flexible, Foreign languages a plus.

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Volunteer Program

Since its inception, the Katonah Museum of Art has folded volunteers into its fabric and has embraced the talent and valuable resources that the community so generously offers. In fact, the Museum’s origins began as a labor of love by a determined and enlightened group of able women who wanted to infuse art into the community’s daily life. Today, in that same spirit, the KMA is refreshing its volunteer program with opportunities for our community to get more involved in a variety of exciting ways that plays to the skills and interests of our members and neighbors. If you’re passionate about art and museums, or are simply looking for meaningful ways to contribute to a local non-profit, then the KMA might be just the place for you!

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 Museum Education Internship

The Katonah Museum of Art seeks a Museum Education Intern for September 2018 – June 2019 to be part of the KMA Education team to assist with, learn from, develop, and facilitate programing geared toward family and youth bilingual audiences. The internship provides a valuable opportunity to partner with experienced educators on curriculum design and facilitation of early childhood and family programs, as well as the implementation of engagement efforts for immigrant and Latino audiences.  

DUTIES / RESPONSIBILITIES / PROJECTS:

  • Attend docent training sessions and prepare to assist with and lead school tours for pre-k – grade 2 audiences for fall and spring exhibitions.
     
  • Support ArteJuntos/ArtTogether Family Art and Literacy initiatives: 
    Taught in both Spanish and English, this multi-session family literacy program utilizes artworks and concepts from KMA’s exhibitions as primary source material for art-making activities and inquiry-based discussions. The program takes place at the KMA, as well as preschool classrooms and community organizations, and culminates in an exhibition of participants work.

o   Assist with on and off site facilitation of art workshops and gallery visits for bilingual youth and family audiences

o   Develop projects and gallery activities related to exhibitions on view

o   Assist with preparation of art materials for on and off site programs, and culminating exhibitions

o   Photo document program and assist in preparations for culminating exhibition of students’ work.

  • Assist with Park School Integrated Arts Program (PSIA)
    A three-part integrated arts program conducted with 13 pre-K classrooms in Park Elementary School, Ossining NY.

o   Under the guidance of Helena Vidal, KMA’s  Outreach Consultant, prepare lessons and materials, facilitate select sessions

o   Lead tours for pre-K and Kindergarten groups 

  • Help develop and facilitate family programs including Imagine it! Afterschool activities (1 per month), Family Days in the fall and spring, artist-led workshops, and drop-in projects on school vacation days.  Support program documentation and evaluation efforts for on and offsite programs

Supervisors: Margaret Adasko, Curator of Education; Helena Vidal, ArteJuntos Project Manager and Outreach Consultant.

Qualifications:  Seeking undergraduate or graduate students interested in pursuing a career in museum education.  Candidates must have strong interpersonal skills, public speaking experience, and demonstrated experience working with youth. Experience in arts education, Museum education, or early education fields preferred. Spanish language skills a plus.

Compensation: $100/week stipend, approx. 36 weeks. 

Timing: October, 2018 – June, 2019; Average 16 hrs/week; Occasional weekend time

Application: Please send resume and cover letter to madasko@katonahmuseum.org

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Internships

The KMA provides supervised Museum internships designed collaboratively to meet the requirements for school credit. Students also have the opportunity to volunteer for community service credit. For information, contact the Education Department, 914-232-9555, ext. 2985.

About the Katonah Museum of Art: Accredited by the American Association of Museums, the Katonah Museum of Art originates three to four exhibitions annually, covering a broad range of art and humanities topics. From the beginning, the KMA was committed to presenting exceptional art from all cultures and time periods. The founders’ decision to be a non-collecting institution resulted in a dynamic and flexible exhibition program, which remains one of the most distinctive features of the KMA. The KMA offers lectures, films, workshops, concerts and other events for a general audience; and presents innovative and substantive programs for over 100 member schools. Our Learning Center is the only interactive space in Westchester County where children can come on a daily basis to explore and create art. Our outreach programs for the local Hispanic immigrant population are at the forefront of community-based education programs. The KMA works intensively with schools and service organizations to develop literacy and assimilation skills among this population. Annual attendance is approximately 40,000 people.

The Katonah Museum of Art's programs are made possible by ArtsWestchester with support from the Westchester County Government, as well as by the New York State Council on the Arts with support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

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