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About The Detroit Institute of Arts

The mission of the Detroit Institute of Arts is to create experiences that help each visitor find personal meaning in art.

We're looking for talented individuals from diverse backgrounds with unique skills and experiences to expand our team in creating a positive, educational environment for arts and culture and a gathering place for everyone in our community. By joining the DIA's staff, you'll be joining the world's most visitor-friendly museum and be able to help our public find their own personal meaning in art every day.

The DIA is an equal opportunity employer. 

Current Job Opportunities at the Detroit Institute of Arts

CLASSIFICATION/GRADE/SALARY RANGE

Full-Time, Non-exempt

$11.10/hour      

GENERAL SUMMARY

This position serves as a member of the team of professionals responsible for maintaining life safety, protecting the collection, and providing exemplary “security as a service” to all visitor and staff at the museum. The position tactfully and effectively communicates and enforces the policies and practices established for the protection and safety of museum staff, guests, physical structure, surrounding property and museum assets. Performs related work as required.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Patrol the museum collections, equipment, building and grounds to prevent and protect against theft, vandalism, hazard, or threat.
  • Take immediate action to mitigate hazards and threats within the limits of policy, procedure, guidelines, and work instructions.
  • Screen persons and parcels upon entry and exit into the museum to identify suspicious, prohibited, or otherwise restricted objects or materials from entering and exiting the museum.
  • Observes conduct of staff and public to detect and immediately address suspicious activity and non-conformance of rules and regulations.
  • Documents unusual or non-routine occurrences in writing and distributes reports via email.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • High school diploma or GED required; some college coursework is preferred.
  • Experience in the security field is preferred.
  • Ability to work varied shifts in a 24/7/365 operation, including days, afternoons, nights, weekends, and holidays, overtime assignments and training sessions.
  • Possess or be able to achieve and maintain CPR certification through the American Red Cross or American Heart Association.
  • Ability to maintain a stationary position and/or move for the majority of a shift.
  • Reliable transportation to and from work during all shifts and assignments.
  • Maintain punctual, regular and predictable attendance.
  • Possess and exhibit excellent customer service skills, with the ability to interact tactfully, effectively, and professionally with leadership, peers, other museum staff and the public at all times.
  • Maintain professionalism in appearance, demeanor, and communication at all times.
  • Possess or be able to achieve basic understanding of security principles and best practices.
  • Basic computer skills including internet-based systems and programs as well as word processing. Experience with security systems and technologies is strongly preferred.
  • Read, write, and speak standard English; multi-lingual is preferred.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please apply online.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. 

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JOB TITLE/DEPARTMENT

Building Mechanic

Building Operations Department

CLASSIFICATION/GRADE/SALARY RANGE

Full-time, Non-exempt

GENERAL SUMMARY

Under supervision as required to maintain and operate all HVAC and auxiliary equipment.  To perform minor repairs to all electrical, plumbing, HVAC & VAV controls, and all related building systems.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Operating and maintaining, heating and ventilating installations that do not require an operators license, inspecting, adjusting, making minor or emergency repairs to pumps, steam lines, valves, steam traps, regulating devices, water & drainage systems
  • Electrical to include lighting, switches, controls, fans and fixtures, motors and motor starters, and generator sets, etc.
  • Building repairs to include minor repairs to plumbing equipment, painting machinery and piping furniture and equipment.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • High school preferably a four-year trade or vocational school.
  • Reasonable experienced in operations, repair and maintenance of large and complex building and the mechanical, electrical, plumbing and control systems within
  • Reasonable skill and knowledge of methods, tools, materials and equipment used in the operations, repair and maintenance of large facilities
  • Must be physically fit and able to perform any and all functions of this position.
  • Additionally, must be able to work with any and all employees and the public as required.

Necessary Special Requirement:  Possession of a third class refrigeration operator’s license or equivalent, demonstrated paid work experience, or the ability to obtain one, within one (1) year of appointment to the position.



If you are interested in applying for this position, you must do so online by clicking the “Apply” link below. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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Exhibition Security Officer

Security

CLASSIFICATION/GRADE/SALARY RANGE

Part-time, Non-Exempt, Temporary (Employment agreement from May 14, 2018 through October 1, 2018 for duration of Star Wars and The Power of Costume exhibition)

$10.50/hour

GENERAL SUMMARY

The Exhibition Security Officer serves as an ambassador for the museum and the department during special exhibitions. The position tactfully and effectively communicates the policies and practices established for the protection and safety of museum staff, guests, and the collection.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Staffs special exhibition gallery posts, both stationary and foot patrols, during public hours with vigilance, attention to detail, and a positive, welcoming demeanor.
  • Serves as an ambassador for the museum and the department by providing exemplary service and support while tactfully enforcing policies and procedures.
  • Directs visitors to various attractions and facilities within the museum and throughout Midtown Detroit.
  • Assist the Detroit Institute of Arts Museum Security Officers during emergencies and non-routine operations, including but not limited to: evacuations, lockdowns, shelter-in-place, medical emergencies, and other unusual circumstances that may arise.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent required
  • Excellent customer service skills, with the ability to interact tactfully and effectively with leadership, peers, other museum staff and the public.
  • Ability to work varied shifts, including days, afternoons, evenings and weekends
  • Excellent conflict resolution skills, including understanding and exercising service recovery options as appropriate.
  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written directions.
  • Ability to troubleshoot customer service issues that may arise in a calm and tactful manner.
  • Ability to speak, read, and write Standard English.
  • Ability to maintain a stationary position and/or move for the majority of a shift.
  • Maintain professionalism in appearance, demeanor, and communication at all times.

If you are interested in applying for this position, you must do so online by clicking the “Apply” link below.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Employment applications and/or resumes will not be accepted in person or by mail, e-mail, or facsimile.

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POSITION TITLE/DEPARTMENT

Director

Public Affairs

CLASSIFICATION/GRADE/SALARY RANGE

Full-time, Exempt

Salary commensurate with experience

GENERAL SUMMARY

Under the direction of the Executive Director, directs programs and operations of the Public Affairs department to achieve departmental objectives. Performs related work as required. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Operational Leadership and Support
    • Provides functional support for the Executive Director of Public Affairs, utilizing a high degree of discretion and independent judgment to address issues that may be sensitive or confidential in nature.  This includes follow-up from meetings, preparing correspondence and memos and establishing a workflow calendar for internal and external stakeholders.
    • Consistent with the priorities established by the Executive Director, supervises and evaluates day-to-day work assigned to staff. 
    • Directs and/or carries out department activities including, but not limited to: budget development, preparation of reports, conducting research, designing presentations.
    • Coordinates and facilitates workflow of Public Affairs initiatives and projects with other DIA departments. Manages calendar of project milestones and objectives. Monitors progress and evaluates the performance of Public Affairs projects. Reports back to Director of Public Affairs on a regular basis and provides feedback and direction to project teams as required on behalf of the Executive Director.
    • Maintains records on county support levels outreach efforts and oversees data collection including tracking millage programming and support levels. 
    • Manages Director’s Cut programming, elected official events and other outreach and cultivation programs and events
  • Functional Liaison and Representation
    • Represents the Executive Director at meetings in the museum and with other agencies and constituent groups as needed.
    • Provides liaison and management support between the Directors Office, Learning and Audience Engagement, Marketing, and other governmental and non-governmental organizations on behalf of the Executive Director.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Education and Experience
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, Political Science or a directly related field from an accredited college or university.
    • Minimum of five (5) years of executive-level experience, including coordination of high-visibility projects for a public or private organization.
    • Knowledge of the social, economic, political and educational climate of southeast Michigan.
    • Demonstrated track record of effectiveness working with public officials and their staffs.
  • Personal Success Factors
    • Ability to lead through partnership and collaboration.
    • Ability to think strategically and analytically while developing solutions to identified issues.
    • Ability to analyze and appropriately prioritize institutional challenges and advise or act on the Executive Director’s behalf when required.
    • Ability to multi-task; able to work independently and effectively manage multiple projects simultaneously.
    • Willingness and capacity to work in a fast-paced environment.
    • Collaborative work style; team player.
    • Strong interpersonal skills; polished, professional demeanor.
  • Performance Success Factors
    • Strong organizational skills and systems.
    • Strong computer skills, including demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite applications (Word, Excel, Outlook PowerPoint, SharePoint) and ability to work across a variety of computer systems, databases, software and web-based applications.
    • Flexibility to work occasional evenings and weekends.
    • Written, visual and oral communication skills and competency to communicate ideas clearly, persuasively and professionally.

If you are interested in applying for this position, you must do so online by clicking the “Apply” link below. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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JOB TITLE/DEPARTMENT 

Building Attendant – Full-Time

Environmental Services

CLASSIFICATION/GRADE/SALARY RANGE

Full-time, Non-exempt

$9.75/hour

GENERAL SUMMARY

Under general supervision, the Building Attendant performs general cleaning and janitorial work such as clean and disinfect restrooms, cleaning floors, shampooing rugs, cleaning glass and removing rubbish.  Performs related work as required.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Sweeps, vacuum, dusts, wet mops floors 
  • Operates various equipment used to clean floors and carpets: vacuum cleaners; floor scrubbers; floor buffers; Avenger auto scrubber; carpet shampooers and extractors; other miscellaneous equipment
  • Cleans restrooms and replenishes supplies
  • Collects and disposes of waste, and recyclable products
  • Replenishes materials, equipment and supplies as needed
  • Washes and/or spot clean walls, doors, fixtures, counters, furniture, etc.
  • Clean elevator tracks
  • Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor

QUALIFICATIONS

  • High school diploma or GED required
  • Minimum of one (1) year experience cleaning in a museum, office, hospital, hotel, or similar setting
  • Ability to work varied shifts including days, afternoons, nights, weekends, holidays and overtime assignments.
  • Ability to move for the majority of a shift
  • Reliable transportation to and from work during all shifts and assignments
  • Maintain punctual, regular and predictable attendance
  • Complies with standards established by museum’s general liability insurance provider
  • Ability to read and comprehend signs, labels, job assignments and written instructions
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a crew
  • Demonstrates effective written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrates interpersonal skills necessary to interact effectively with all DIA personnel
  • Demonstrates ability to concentrate and pay close attention to detail while performing tasks
  • Substantial contact with the public
  • Ability to demonstrate friendly, courteous, professional customer service behaviors and provide service recovery in an accommodating manner consistently, in accordance with the department’s safety and quality goals

If you are interested in applying for this position, you must do so online by clicking the "Apply" link below. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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Building Attendant

Environmental Services

CLASSIFICATION/GRADE/SALARY RANGE

Part-time, Non-Exempt, Temporary (Employment agreement through September 30, 2018 for duration of Star Wars and The Power of Costume exhibition)

$9.75/hour

GENERAL SUMMARY

Under general supervision, the Building Attendant performs general cleaning and janitorial work such as clean and disinfect restrooms, cleaning floors, shampooing rugs, cleaning glass and removing rubbish.  Performs related work as required.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Sweeps, vacuum, dusts, wet mops floors 
  • Operates various equipment used to clean floors and carpets: vacuum cleaners; floor scrubbers; floor buffers; Avenger auto scrubber; carpet shampooers and extractors; other miscellaneous equipment
  • Cleans restrooms and replenishes supplies
  • Collects and disposes of waste, and recyclable products
  • Replenishes materials, equipment and supplies as needed
  • Washes and/or spot clean walls, doors, fixtures, counters, furniture, etc.
  • Clean elevator tracks
  • Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor

QUALIFICATIONS

  • High school diploma or GED required
  • Minimum of one (1) year experience cleaning in a museum, office, hospital, hotel, or similar setting
  • Ability to work varied shifts including days, afternoons, nights, weekends, holidays and overtime assignments.
  • Ability to move for the majority of a shift
  • Reliable transportation to and from work during all shifts and assignments
  • Maintain punctual, regular and predictable attendance
  • Complies with standards established by museum’s general liability insurance provider
  • Ability to read and comprehend signs, labels, job assignments and written instructions
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a crew
  • Demonstrates effective written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrates interpersonal skills necessary to interact effectively with all DIA personnel
  • Demonstrates ability to concentrate and pay close attention to detail while performing tasks
  • Substantial contact with the public
  • Ability to demonstrate friendly, courteous, professional customer service behaviors and provide service recovery in an accommodating manner consistently, in accordance with the department’s safety and quality goals

If you are interested in applying for this position, you must do so online by clicking the “Apply” link below.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Employment applications and/or resumes will not be accepted in person or by mail, e-mail, or facsimile.

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POSITION TITLE/DEPARTMENT

Auditorium Stage Technician

Public Programs department

CLASSIFICATION/GRADE/SALARY RANGE

Full-time, Non-Exempt

$16.00 per hour

GENERAL SUMMARY

The Auditorium Stage Technician is responsible for the on-stage technical presentation of film, music, family and community programs in the Detroit of Institute of Arts (DIA) Auditorium, delivered to visitors, partners and clients in a manner consistent with DIA strategic goals, ethics and policies, and providing a welcoming and enjoyable personal experience for audiences.   Performs related work as required.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Operates, maintains and safeguards the technical assets of the theatre, including supervising the use of lighting, sound, communications equipment, and the use and maintenance of stage facilities.
  • Determines the necessary technical supports, such as lighting, sound, staging, and special needs, necessary for events and performances presented at the Auditorium in advance of production dates.
  • Designs, sets up, maintains, and operates lighting and sound systems for theatre, dance, film, music, and other productions and projects; assists guest designers and artists with technical matters.
  • Advises AV Production Manager, guest lighting and sound designers on the technical specifications, costs and usage of equipment required for specific programs and supervises the implementation of tech riders submitted by the artists or their representatives.
  • Supervises and assists with set load-in and set-up.
  • Monitors the condition of equipment including lighting, sound, and rigging equipment; arranges for the repair and replacement within budgetary constraints; performs preventive maintenance on equipment.
  • Maintains inventory of equipment and orders specialized supplies.
  • Makes recommendations to the AV Production Manager and Director of Public Programs regarding capital purchases of technical equipment.
  • Operates stage computer systems, Wi-Fi and other interface gear, including problem solving cabling, switching and connector faults occurring during live events and film screenings.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelors in Theater, Arts or Management.
  • One (1) year of Technical experience in a theater or other performance venue, preferred.
  • Computer skills, including Microsoft Office, Photoshop, PowerPoint and ETC programming boards and dimmer software.
  • Proficient writing skills appropriate for internal communications, effective leadership skills.
  • Ability to communicate in a professional and tactful manner with community partners and corporate clients.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule and to adjust hours based on variations in program scheduling.
  • Effective time-management skills and ability to maintain a highly organized work space.
  • Training in safe operation of fire-rigging system, and fire and ADA codes relevant to fixed-seating theaters with 400+ capacity.
  • Ability to lift, push or pull objects up to 100 pounds using appropriate tools.

If you are interested in applying for this position, you must do so online by clicking the “Apply” link below. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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POSITION TITLE/DEPARTMENT

Sales Supervisor

Museum Shop

CLASSIFICATION/GRADE/SALARY RANGE

Part-time, Non-Exempt, Temporary (Employment agreement through October 7, 2018 for duration of Star Wars and The Power of Costume exhibition)

$10.50/hour

GENERAL SUMMARY

Under the direction of Museum Shop Assistant Manager and Manager, performs all aspects of the Museum Shop sales function, store maintenance and recovery, maintains and supervises high standards of customer service and satisfaction with all staff.  Performs related work as required.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Understands and works to achieve sales goals and Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) as budgeted.
  • Responsible for all aspects of customer service on the sales floor including greeting visitors, efficient transaction processing and wrapping at the register, product knowledge, and coordinating staff breaks and lunches as scheduled.
  • Trains and supervises sales staff in regards to daily operations and customer service.
  • Responsible for opening and closing the shop including accurate cash handling, safe counting, reconciling daily transactions, resolving discrepancies and making deposits.
  • Operates Point of Sale (POS) system accurately and efficiently ensuring an accurate inventory of merchandise.
  • Ensures daily preparedness including merchandising, restocking and recovery.
  • Comprehensive product knowledge of key items throughout the store.
  • Represents the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) in a positive light in regard to standards of behavior, demeanor, and dress.
  • Strictly observes Museum Shop security procedures.
  • Continually increases knowledge of the DIA collection and related Museum Shop merchandise.
  • Ability and desire to work effectively as a team.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • High School diploma or GED required.
  • At least one (1) year of retail experience required.
  • Possess and exhibit excellent customer service skills at all times.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Basic math skills.
  • Basic computer proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including days, evenings, nights, weekends and holidays.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please do so online by clicking the "Apply" link below.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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Development Portfolio and Research Officer

Development Operations

CLASSIFICATION/GRADE/SALARY RANGE

Full-time, Exempt

Salary, commensurate with experience

GENERAL SUMMARY

The Development Portfolio and Research Officer develops and leads a proactive strategy to build a robust pipeline of local, national, and international major and leadership gift prospects for the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA).  Performs related work as required. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Leverage wealth and data analytic screening tools and methods to identify, qualify, research, and rate prospects and their affiliated charitable foundations, ensuring that this information is properly documented in the DIA’s system of record, The Raiser’s Edge 7 database.
  • Partner with the major gift, corporate and planned giving officers to match prospects with specific museum fundraising initiatives, which require a comprehensive knowledge of the DIA’s programs and fundraising goals.
  • Respond to a wide variety of research requests and perform and communicate reactive research for other advancement professionals. Undertake special projects as assigned. 
  • Communicate appropriate qualitative research findings to leadership, major gift officers, and other development professionals. Prepare and deliver actionable information about the museum’s prospects in ways that are readily accessible by the Development team.
  • Devise success metrics by which the research program will be measured and evaluated annually.
  • Work cooperatively and effectively with the Development Department as well as other colleagues in the museum as appropriate. 
  • Utilize a wide variety of electronic and hard sources that are the standards of this profession. 
  • The Development Research Officer is a key member of DIA’s Development Team and reports to the Director of Development Operations. S/he combines a profound understanding of the museum’s business needs with the creative use of technology, transforming complex data into actionable information to advance the DIA’s mission. Though not a data analyst, the Research Officer should be familiar with, and be able to, directly contribute to the mission of the DIA.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree and minimum 5 years of experience in prospect research, prospect management, or a related field in a fundraising environment.
  • Advanced knowledge of campaign planning and prospect pool development.
  • Advanced knowledge of research techniques, methods, and resources including externally available databases.
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills with the ability to effectively communicate to a diverse audience.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment in setting priorities in order to meet deadlines.
  • Comfort with working independently and handling multiple research projects at a given time.
  • Ability to think strategically and develop both short and long-term goals.
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively and build and maintain effective relationships with both internal and external colleagues.
  • Must be able to identify and adapt to shifting priorities, be flexible and resourceful, and exercise professionalism with numerous constituencies. 
  • Great attention to detail is essential.
  • Familiarity with data mining, prospect screening, and other wealth identification programs.
  • Understanding of and strict adherence to professional ethical standards and confidentiality is required.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle confidential materials and situations with good judgement, sensitivity, and discretion.

Desired Qualifications

  • Familiarity with data visualization applications such as Tableau.
  • Experience with developing and/or using predictive modeling.
  • An intensely curious person, who naturally wants to fully investigate and fulfil requests within the scope of his/her work, who can learn to anticipate those requests, and who can build both an electronic and verbal/mental “library” of his/her findings.
  • Ability to track trends in fundraising in general.
  • The ability to do some institutional and historical research as well as advancement research is desired.
  • A voracious consumer of information both from printed materials as well as electronic sources (magazines, newspapers, articles), and be supremely comfortable in an arts setting, as betting the mission of the Museum.

If you are interested in applying for this position, you must do so online by clicking the “Apply” link below. Applications will be accepted through 4:00 PM (EST) on September 4, 2018.

Employment applications and/or resumes will not be accepted in person or by mail, e-mail, or facsimile.

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Intern

Strategic Initiatives

CLASSIFICATION/GRADE/SALARY RANGE

Part-time, Non-Exempt, Temporary (employment agreement from September 4, 2018 through February 1, 2019)

$12.50 per hour

GENERAL SUMMARY

The Strategic Initiatives Intern will gain practical work experience and receive an introduction to the museum and non-profit world by working for the Executive Director, Strategic Initiatives, who is responsible for managing the Detroit Institute of Arts’ Plaza Planning project.  Assists with office administration tasks related to community engagement, events and design competition.  Performs related work as required.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Assists in helping coordinate communications including:
    • Steering Committee
    • Foundation
    • Design Teams
    • Focus groups
    • Community Partners and Institutions
    • Community, arts and resident groups
  • Provides assistance in designing and implementing the Community Engagement programs in conjunction with internal and external working groups
  • Help with documentation and maintaining data for grant and foundation reporting
  • Researches public meeting notices and cultural events throughout the region for possible engagement opportunities
  • Provides communications support and attend events in the community to collect data
  • Provides general office assistance with scheduling, follow-up and preparation for meetings upon the request of the Executive Director, Strategic Initiatives

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Interest in writing, urban planning and architecture, communications, journalism, public relations, events planning or related field preferred
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook)
  • Proficient in internet research
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, organizational skills and outstanding speaking and writing ability
  • Must have the ability to maintain confidentiality at all times
  • Ability to conduct oneself with tact and courtesy
  • Flexibility with hours – available for day and occasional evening meetings (will accommodate student schedule)

If you are interested in applying for this position, you must do so online by clicking the “Apply” link below.  Applications will be accepted through 4:00 PM (EST) on August 15, 2018.

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Fall Intern: Tri-County Resident

Department assignment based on available projects

CLASSIFICATION/GRADE/SALARY RANGE

Part-time, Non-Exempt, Temporary (employment agreement from September 10, 2018 through November 16, 2018)

$12.50 per hour

GENERAL SUMMARY

Interns work under the guidance and supervision of a DIA professional on a specific project with established learning outcomes. The intern will gain practical work experience and receive an introduction to the range of career opportunities available in the museum and non-profit world.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Successful candidates are not required to have art or art history backgrounds. Internship experiences will be hosted by any of a variety of DIA departments, offering exposure to a variety of administrative, visitor service and department support roles.

QUALIFICATIONS

Must be a student currently enrolled at Wayne State University, Oakland University or Macomb Community College, and enrolled in General Museum Studies program or related major, such as communications, marketing, education, or library sciences.

If you are interested in applying for this position, you must do so online by clicking the “Apply” link below. Applications will be accepted through 4:00 PM (EST) on August 22, 2018.

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Collections Information Specialist

Research Library, Archives and Collections Information

CLASSIFICATION/GRADE/SALARY RANGE

Full-time, Exempt

Salary commensurate with experience

GENERAL SUMMARY

The Collections Information Specialist is responsible for verifying, refining, and updating information in electronic object records held in the collections database, The Museum System (TMS). This includes proofreading and correcting existing records, adding subject terms and vetting associated digital imagery for works in the DIA collection. This position will initially focus on updating records in the European and Asian art collections.  Performs related work as required.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Verifies information and adds appropriate metadata to existing electronic object records
  • Refines information in existing object records, including enhancement of key word functions, indexing, and reformatting bibliographical and citation references
  • Works with colleagues in Curatorial, Registration and Conservation to verify and update electronic object records
  • Applies existing data standards to cataloguing and update standards as necessary
  • Conducts training sessions with staff on TMS and data-entry standards
  • Collaborates with Collections Database Manager to catalogue and create standards for exhibitions module
  • Keeps TMS manual up-to-date
  • Other data clean-up projects as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS

  • B.A degree in library science, art history, museum studies, or other relevant field required; Master’s degree preferred
  • Museum experience preferred, including experience with The Museum System (TMS) or another collections management system
  • Experience with relational databases and familiarity with Structured Query Language (SQL) a plus
  • Highly detail-oriented and excellent organizational abilities
  • Familiarity with at least one foreign language
  • Demonstrated research skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including proofreading
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced work environment, and to work effectively with cross-disciplinary teams
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently

If you are interested in applying for this position, you must do so online by clicking the “Apply” link below.  Applications will be accepted through 4:00 PM (EST) on August 27, 2018. 

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Gallery Teacher

Learning & Audience Engagement, Education

CLASSIFICATION/GRADE/SALARY RANGE

Part-time, Non-Exempt, 24 hours per week

$15.00 per hour

GENERAL SUMMARY

The DIA has created a team of gallery teachers to lead K-12 school group experiences with art using learner-centered methods. Gallery teachers help develop and evaluate the programs they deliver. Gallery teachers facilitate programs for multiple school groups per day, four days per week.  Gallery teachers work in the DIA galleries and in the tri-county area with DIA Away.  Performs related work as required. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Lead multiple interactive gallery or DIA Away experiences per day with groups of K-12 students, where students explore, discover, and learn by engaging with works of art in the collection and each other;
  • Through ongoing professional development, demonstrate proficiency in teaching all areas of the DIA collection;
  • Understand Michigan curriculum standards and know how to apply progressive teaching practices to meet them;
  • Use a variety of proven techniques for engaging youth of all ages;
  • Work with the gallery teaching team and supervisors to develop, evaluate and refine gallery learning experiences for groups of K-12 students;
  • Use professional “coaching” techniques to assist fellow gallery teachers in improving their practice; use coaching from others to continually improve one’s own practice;
  • Participate in reflective practice, individually and as part of a team to improve teaching skills
  • Communicate with K-12 teachers to coordinate some aspects of field trip implementation.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • BA/BS in education, art history, humanities or a related field; graduate students welcome
  • Experience working with youth in a school or other organized program
  • Demonstrated knowledge of art, art history or cultural studies
  • Demonstrated knowledge of constructivist or learner-centered teaching practices
  • Excellent speaking, presentation, and listening skills
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and the desire and ability to work with a close-knit team
  • Intellectual curiosity about art and its connections to all aspects of life
  • Ability and desire to work with students of all ages and abilities
  • Ability to maintain a stationary position and walk/move for up to three hours in a day, with breaks
  • Those fulfilling basic qualifications and having fluency in Spanish or Chinese are encouraged to apply
  • Reliable transportation is required

If you are interested in applying for this position, you must do so online by clicking the “Apply” link below.  Applications will be accepted through 4:00 PM (EST) on August 27, 2018. 

Employment applications and/or resumes will not be accepted in person or by mail, e-mail, or facsimile.

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Field Trip Coordinator

Group Reservations Department

CLASSIFICATION/SALARY TYPE

Part-time, Non-Exempt, Temporary (employment agreement from October 15, 2018 through June 15, 2019)                     

$12.50/hour

24 hours per week, flexible to include weekends

GENERAL SUMMARY

The School Field Trip Coordinator will be responsible for managing arrivals of school groups, in collaboration with the Group Reservation Coordinator.  Meet, greet and escort groups from their buses into the Loggia/John R entrance. The School Field Trip Coordinator will support the museum’s group arrival by dispatching buses as they arrive and depart the circle driveway on John R.  This position must anticipate and respond appropriately to meet the needs of the group visitors and ensure their arrival process is smooth and flawless.  Performs related work as required.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Reviewing daily arrival reports that are produced by the Group Reservation Coordinator in preparation for the daily activity
  • Anticipation of weekly group activity
  • Assume responsibility for group arrival and departures in the Loggia
  • Respond to group reservations departmental needs for meeting, greeting and escorting groups to the designated area for their expected museum experience (Studio or Lecture Hall, Special Exhibitions.)
  • Establish and maintain a professional working relationship with group leaders (e.g. teachers and school administrators) and with museum staff (e.g. Learning & Audience Engagement, Curatorial Department.)
  • Makes sound and flexible decisions when responding to unexpected requests from, teachers, tour operators and or group leaders
  • Have a good understanding of the group functions, locations and timing of the activities as to provide professional assistance and support
  • Introduction to the Gallery Teachers and or other DIA representative, as needed
  • Manage school group’s arrival, crowd control, management and moving of coat racks and lunch racks Student lunchroom management, moving of chairs and tables as needed.
  • Be well informed in the day-to-day activity in the museum. Using tools like the DIA Today and the Group Reservations Property Management Tool, Events Services Program (ESP.)
  • Problem solving to resolve any issues or challenges that may occur while our group visitors are in the museum is a vital role

QUALIFICATIONS

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Minimum of (3) three years of related work experience
  • Previous customer service experience
  • Ability to work independently and on a team
  • Ability to work cooperatively and tactfully with staff and the public
  • Some knowledge of computer applications
  • Ability to work weekends and evenings required, per business demands
  • Familiarity with museum environment preferred
  • Ability to be on your feet for long periods of time due to considerable walking throughout the museum.
  • Wear appropriate professional attire as outlined in the Employee Handbook, and outside attire as this position will consist of several hours of outside activity, meeting, greeting and dispatching the buses as needed.

SPECIAL SKILLS

  • Friendly, pleasant and outgoing
  • Well organized
  • Ability to multi task
  • Detail orientated
  • Ability to lead and motivate others
  • Positive attitude towards colleagues, the DIA and the DIA Mission
  • Self-directed, the ability to take responsibility and make sound and viable decisions
  • Ability to act as an expert resource and representative of Group Reservations Department.

If you are interested in applying for this position, you must do so online by clicking the “Apply” link below.  Applications will be accepted through 4:00 PM (EST) on August 29, 2018. 

Employment applications and/or resumes will not be accepted in person or by mail, e-mail, or facsimile.

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