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Visitor Services Associate

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Museum for Art in Wood

Schedule: Part-time, 18-24 hours per week, Saturdays, Sundays, weekdays
Salary: Hourly, starting $16/hour
Start date: by October 10


The Museum for Art in Wood engages, educates, and inspires the public through the exhibition, collection, and interpretation of contemporary art in wood. A dynamic, unique, and fast-paced organization, the Museum seeks an outgoing, creative, and self-motivated Visitor Services Associate.

The Visitor Services Associate works independently and cooperatively with staff and reports directly to the Retail Manager, Marylynn Mack.

Organizational Background
Since its inception in 1986, the Museum for Art in Wood, formerly the Wood Turning Center and Center for Art in Wood, has been widely recognized by artists, collectors, scholars and the public as one of the most valuable resources for the education, preservation and promotion of the field of art made from wood. The Museum currently houses over 1,200 permanent collection objects, 25,000 artist files, and annually mounts four to five exhibitions of new work and museum collection objects. It stages the annual Windgate international residency program, and holds educational programs and events on-site and online via Zoom.

The Museum’s focus is aimed at widening the discourse and audience for art, craft, and design in wood and at creating a space for the public to learn, enjoy, and be inspired.

The successful candidate will be self-motivated, customer service oriented, and excel in high-end retail sales. The Visitor Services Associate serves as an ambassador for the organization’s mission and vision. Preference will be given to candidates with previous experience in the arts and cultural organizations, particularly in museum or gallery sales.

Job Duties & Responsibilities
Duties and responsibilities for the Visitor Services Associate include, but are not limited to:

  • Monitoring Store and public spaces, including exhibition gallery and permanent collection mezzanine
  • Welcoming and offering orientation and tours to all guests
  • Art and merchandise sales
  • Assisting with receiving and ticketing merchandise
  • Assisting with online store entries into Shopify. Experience preferred.
  • Entering sales and data into software systems
  • Daily maintenance of all spaces


  • Essential Skills·  Excellent Sales, Writing, and Communication skills
  • Time-management skills
  • Ability to climb stairs, lift 25 pounds, and stand most of the day


The Museum for Art in Wood is committed to fostering a diverse, lively, inclusive, and accessible environment and is an equal opportunity employer regardless of race, color, religion, creed, gender identity, marital status, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, political affiliation, or belief. Employment decisions are made without consideration of these or any other factors that are prohibited by law

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