We are seeking part-time Visitor Services Associates. Applicants must have flexible availability with nights (some shifts are till 11:00pm) and weekends a must. This is a non-exempt position.
The visitor services associate position is a fast-paced, dynamic job that is both fun and rewarding. We expect potential visitor services associates to have a strong work ethic, the ability to multitask, and the stamina to keep calm under pressure. Applicants should be honest, hardworking, genuine, outgoing, and amiable.
The Visitor Center is a gateway for museum admission and 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 experience that is complimented by our quality products and exemplary customer service.
Visitor Services associates are responsible for the following:
To apply you please submit the following (1) a cover letter that describes how you are a great sales person; (2) In your cover letter please briefly describe a time that an employee enriched your travel experience and why? and (3) your resume (all in either PDF or .doc form) via our career portal: https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=tenement&jobId=104161&lang=en_US&source=CC2
The Lower East Side Tenement Museum is seeking outgoing and lively individuals to assist the Museum with 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.
The Events Staff will be required to participate in the preparation, execution, and break down of events.
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.
II. Execution of Events
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.
*Staff may be asked to plate and pass hors d’oeuvres.
III. Breakdown of Events
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.
Please send resumes and cover letters to KOPharrow@tenement.org. No phone calls please.
The Shop Associate is well-versed in all museum programs, tours, and events as well as shop merchandise; both books and gifts. Spending the majority of his/her time on the sales floor, he/she prioritizes tasks with an attention to detail while ensuring a visitor-first focus. He/she can operate both Retail Pro and Altru this includes selling tickets, checking-in will-call and ringing up shop sales.
How to Apply:
Please submit the following required documents (1) a cover letter (2) a list of your three favorite stores to shop at and why; and (3) your resume (all in either PDF or .doc form) on our career portal via the following link: https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=tenement&jobId=97549&lang=en_US&source=CC2
The Lower East Side Tenement Museum will be seeking Eloise Susanna Gale Fellows for its summer 2016 internship program. The internship program at the Tenement Museum offers interns hands-on-training in the museum profession as well as a comprehensive overview of museum operations. Interns are paired with senior museum professionals in the Curatorial and Education departments. Internships will be open to college and graduate students interested in pursuing experiences in a small museum setting in their particular field.
All summer 2016 internship positions have been filled.
Founded in 1988, the Tenement Museum elevates the stories of ordinary people to inspire connections to immigration and migration, past and present. The Museum is currently seeking dynamic and engaged storytellers from all backgrounds and abilities to join their Part-time Educator community.
Position Description: Part-time Educators lead public tours and school group programs for visitors of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities in 97 Orchard Street, the Museum’s historic tenement building.
Qualifications: Eligible candidates must possess clear and effective communication skills. Tenement Museum Educators should be articulate, enthusiastic, and engaging storytellers who are interested in the history of immigration and migration, as well as contemporary issues related to immigration. Successful candidates will be committed to visitor engagement, will be flexible and creative in adjusting their tour to meet the needs of visitors, are interested in working with children and teens, and devoted to the Mission of the Museum.
Applicants fluent in English and one or more of the following languages are strongly encouraged to apply: Cantonese, Fujianese, Mandarin, and Spanish. Individuals with experience in museum or K-12 education, or with ELL teaching experience are encouraged to apply and will be given preference.
Applicants with at least a high school diploma or GED or relevant experience are preferred.
Candidates must be available to work a set schedule of two weekdays and one weekend day per week, as well as possible evening tours (until 8pm) one day per week. Candidates should also expect to work holiday hours as needed. Please note the hours for this position are variable and will expand throughout an Educator’s tenure based on their program knowledge. Newly hired Part-time Educators can expect to work an average of 3-4 hours of work per day. Generally, after working 6 months, Educators work an average of 5-6 hours per day. The maximum will average between 8-9 hours per day.
Educators are expected to:
Starting pay rate for Part-time Educators is $17.50 per hour. Benefits include paid time off commensurate with hours worked, pre-tax transit passes, and matched contributions to the Museum’s pension plan. This position is non-exempt.
How to Apply:
Please submit a resume and cover letter via our career portal at the following link:
The Tenement Museum is seeking a Director of Evening Events. The Director, Evening Events is responsible for selling, coordinating and overseeing all of the Museum’s evening events, including public programs, private events, and group sales. This is a critical and growing source of revenue for the Museum.
This position reports to the Chief Operating Officer.
Specific responsibilities of the Director, Evening Events include:
Qualified candidates will have at least 5 years of related work experience in Marketing/Event Planning. Candidates will need to work across departments and be able to maintain client relationships, event production, timelines, and schedules.
Successful candidates should be self-starters, detail-oriented, problem-solvers, multi-taskers, good communicators and a hands on leader.
Please apply through our career portal with your cover letter and resume: https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=tenement&jobId=97369&lang=en_US&source=CC2
Under the supervision of the Director of Development, the Institutional Giving Manager is a key member of the development team responsible for expanding the base of support from institutional funders, including foundation and government sources. The Institutional Giving Manager must have outstanding judgment, organization, writing and communications skills.
How To Apply:
Please submit your resume and cover letter through our career portal via the following link: https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=tenement&jobId=102789&lang=en_US&source=CC2
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.