Part Time Evening Events Staff
Reports to: Event Events Assistant
The Lower East Side Tenement Museum is seeking outgoing and lively individuals to assist the Museum with the preparation, execution, and break down of a variety of evening events in the Museum’s visitor’s center. This position requires a flexible schedule, the ability to stand for long hours, and the capacity to move heavy furniture. Experience with food and beverage handling, as well as an interest in the history and foods of New York City, while not required, are favored. Customer service experience is required.
I. Preparation for Events
Preparation for these events includes three stages:
First: Walking or taking public transit to numerous restaurants in the Lower East Side to pick up the various foods that will be served;
Second: Setting up of events spaces and food handling devices;
Third: Food preparation, which includes washing, chopping and plating food.
Event execution includes ‘front of house’ and ‘back of house’ staff:
‘Front of house’ includes a bartender – no drink mixing necessary – and staff to sweep the events space, remove used plates and bottles, empty trash when necessary, restock food table to keep a bountiful appearance, and ability to answer any questions that the patrons may have.
‘Back of house’ will make sure that extra or back up plates of food are ready, and clean the kitchen as the event progresses.
Break down includes removal of all dishes and trash, replacing all Museum furniture to its original state, and the proper and sanitary cleaning of all dishes. All per diem staff will be asked to carry tables and wash dishes.
All candidates are required to submit a resume and letter to the Evening Events Assistant firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Our shop is a rapidly growing New York centric book and gift store. We have a wide range of specialty gifts and a wonderfully curated book selection. Our goal is to provide our customers with a great shopping experience that is complimented by our quality products and exemplary customer service.
Sales associates are responsible for the following:
To apply, please submit the following via email: (1) a cover letter that describes how you are a great salesperson; (2) a list of your three favorite stores to shop at and why; and (3) your resume (all in either PDF or .doc form) to email@example.com
We are seeking full-time or part-time candidates for non-commission sales. Applicants must have flexible availability with nights, weekends and some holidays a must. We offer a generous benefits package to full-time staff including health insurance, vacation time, and personal days. This is a non-exempt position.
The Lower East Side Tenement Museum is seeking Part-time Educators to lead programs and tours for visitors of all ages at the Museum’s historic tenement building. All Educators report to the Associate for Education Management. The position pays $17 per hour.
Eligible candidates must possess clear and effective communication skills. Tenement Museum Educators should be articulate, enthusiastic, and engaging storytellers. They will need to be flexible and able to adjust their tour to fulfill the requirements of both the visitors and the Mission of the Museum. Candidates should be interested in the history of immigration, as well as contemporary issues related to immigration. They should be committed to facilitating dialogue.
Applicants with at least a high school diploma or GED or relevant experience are preferred. Candidates should have an interest in working with children, and experience educating learners of multiple ages and abilities.
Because the Museum makes use of internet based scheduling software in addition to smart classroom technology, all applicants must be comfortable using computers.
Applicants fluent in English and one or more of the following languages are strongly encouraged to apply: Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin, and Fujianese. Individuals with experience in museum education, working with K-12 students and diverse audiences, or other teaching experience are also encouraged to apply.
How to Apply
Please apply via the following link and upload your resume and cover letter: https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=tenement&jobId=54990&lang=en_US
Applications without cover letters will not be considered.
Due to the high volume of applicants, we are only able to contact those candidates whose skills and background best fit the needs of the position
The Museum is currently seeking a Vice President of Development who will report directly to the President, and is responsible for the overall strategy and management of the fundraising efforts. This includes identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding gifts from individuals, foundations, corporations and government organizations; management of grant proposals; oversight of annual fundraising events; and implementation of annual giving appeals. S/he will work closely with the President and staff as a member of the Senior Management Team to align the museum’s fundraising efforts with the strategic directions and needs of the organization.
Please apply via the follow web link and provide your resume and cover letter, indicating your salary requirements:
Summer Internship FAQ's
The Lower East Side Tenement Museum is seeking interns to join its Summer Internship Program in 2015. Through programs and tours of its historic tenement building at
Internships will begin the first week of June and run through the middle of August for a total of 10 weeks. Interns should expect to commit four days (28 hours) per week.
Internships are available for the following positions:
Interns will have the opportunity to visit related area museums and historic sites as well as to interact with museum leadership. This internship comes with a stipend of $1,000 as well as benefits such as Metrocards, free admission to the Museum, and a discount at the Museum Shop.
How to apply:
Applications are due by March 1, 2014. Please include a cover letter, resume and one recommendation letter, and any materials requested in individual position descriptions. See links for each position for more detailed application instructions and to apply. No phone calls, please.
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The Tenement Museum seeks an intern to assist its Conservation and Preservation Team with tasks necessary for the creation of its Preservation Action Plan, which will establish priorities for conservation work on its landmark 97 Orchard Street tenement. Specifically, the intern will help assemble and edit relevant portions of the first draft of the Preservation Action Plan.
The intern will develop conservation planning skills and be exposed to the multiple facets of architectural conservation and preservation in a museum setting as s/he works with the Team to complete the first draft of the Preservation Action Plan. Tasks will include conducting an inventory of all of the preservation and conservation treatment reports in the Museum’s archives, assisting the Director of Curatorial Affairs in planning and executing meetings with conservation and preservation consultants, and participating in the process of creating the Preservation Action Plan
The internship is a good fit for students in History, American Studies, Museum Studies, Historic Preservation, Architecture, or Public History. The ideal candidate will be able to work independently and have knowledge of basic museum practices, solid research skills, an eye for detail, and a passion for practicing history in public. Preference will be given to students with a serious interest in pursuing a museum career or career in historic preservation.
To Apply: Please provide a resume and cover letter via the following link: https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=tenement&jobId=52987&lang=en_US
The Tenement Museum seeks a Summer Collections Intern to participate in collections cataloging and inventory in service of the Museum’s collections stewardship and preservation program. The intern will also be exposed to additional facets of collections care and historic building preservation. This internship is a good fit for students in Conservation, Preservation, Museum Studies, Archives, History, Anthropology, Library Science, and similar programs of study. The ideal candidate will have knowledge of museum collections management practices, be computer literate, and have a keen eye for detail, hand-eye coordination, and the ability to work independently. Preference will be given to students with a serious interest in pursuing a museum career.
To Apply: Please provide a resume and cover letter via the following link: https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=tenement&jobId=53251&lang=en_US
The Tenement Museum seeks an Oral History Intern to help coordinate and manage the Lower East Side Tenement Museum’s vast collection of oral histories and identify ways in which the oral histories can support the Museum’s mission. The intern will help locate oral history files (audio, transcripts, excerpts, etc.) and store them in a shared place, digitize analog audio files, transcribe and indexing oral histories, reformat oral history documents to conform with our Oral History Best Practices, identify interview content that can be used for tour content, and communicate with the Education staff on how oral histories can be used. A major focus of this internship is oral histories recently collected by two bilingual oral historians, one fluent in Chinese, the other fluent in Spanish. Fluency in either language is a plus but not a requirement.
To Apply: Provide a resume and cover letter via the following link: https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=tenement&jobId=53252&lang=en_US
The Tenement Museum’s Education Department seeks an intern with ESOL or ESL experience to assist our Shared Journeys program, which features workshops for students of English as a second language. The ideal candidate has worked with younger ESOL/ESL audiences. The intern will develop new materials for these workshops, especially for younger audiences. The intern must be available to occasionally work after 6 p.m., as many of our Shared Journeys workshops happen in the evening. The intern will also review, evaluate, and suggest improvements to the materials we currently use for all of our workshops. Overall, the intern will help us make all of our Shared Journeys workshops more hands-on and better integrated into our historical exhibitions.
To Apply: Provide a resume and cover letter via the following link: https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=tenement&jobId=53253&lang=en_US
The Tenement Museum seeks a Collections Manager, who will be responsible for the day-to-day oversight and preservation of the Museum’s Collections, which include its historic structures and archive. Responsibilities include accessioning, processing incoming/outgoing loans, maintaining collections data systems, exhibition management, preventative conservation care, archives and records management, and emergency response and recovery. The Collections Manager supervises the work of consultants and interns, and works closely with the Museum’s Education Department and Facilities Department. This position reports to the Director of Curatorial Affairs.
Candidates should hold a Masters Degree in Library Science, History, Anthropology, Historic Preservation or related field and have at least 2 years’ experience collections management experience in a museum, archive, or library. Candidate should be detail oriented, possess strong oral and written communication skills, and have a working knowledge of PastPerfect Museum Software.
To Apply: Please provide your resume and cover letter, including salary requirements, via the following link: https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=tenement&jobId=53592&lang=en_US
The Lower East Side Tenement Museum is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to making all personnel decisions without regard to age, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, disability, marital status, citizenship, pregnancy, sexual orientation, veteran status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, or any other category protected by law.