Visitor Engagement Associate

  • Deadline / Program Start: 2022-05-01
  • Organization: Lower Manhattan Cultural Council
  • Organization Type: Museum/Gallery/Exhibition Space
  • Grant / Salary: $18/hour on a contract basis
  • Location: Governors Island Manhattan, NY
  • Recurring: Array
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Lower Manhattan Cultural Council
Visitor Engagement Associate: The Arts Center at Governors Island
May 2022 – October 2022

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC) seeks Visitor Engagement Associates (VEAs) for The Arts Center at Governors Island, a multidisciplinary arts space developed, programmed and operated by LMCC. The Visitor Engagement Associates will staff gallery spaces, engage audiences and provide information to gallery visitors about the exhibitions, The Arts Center, LMCC, and answer questions and assist with public programming as needed. This position reports to the Public Engagement & Special Events Manager.

Ideal candidates for the role will have a passion for connecting and engaging with the public through art. Education, teaching, or gallery experience is a plus. The opportunity to craft and present guided tours of the space may also be available. Long periods of standing may be necessary.

VEAs will have the opportunity to participate in enrichment and professional development opportunities, such as talks with curators and artists, peer-to-peer knowledge sharing opportunities and discussions, etc.

This is a part-time, temporary position with flexible dates from May 2022 through October 2022. An orientation/walkthrough of the exhibitions will be scheduled for the week of May 20th. Public Hours for The Arts Center at Governors Island are as follows: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 12-6pm. In July and August we will be open later on Fridays and Saturdays until 7pm. Staff is expected on-site from 11:30am-6/7pm. The opportunity for additional hours to accommodate LMCC’s other programming and special events may also be available.

Please Note: The dates and working hours on this page reflect LMCC’s current programming plans as of March 2022. Due to the continually evolving circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic and safety protocols in place in New York, LMCC may need to adjust the 2022 programming season, as necessary.

Responsibilities:
• Welcome guests and ensuring a safe, pleasant, inclusive, and informative experience
• Serve as point person for information about the Exhibitions, The Arts Center, LMCC’s
full calendar of programming, as well as safety protocols within The Arts Center
• Replenish exhibition printed materials as necessary
• Assist visitors with digital ticket reservations on-site and check reservations at the entrance to the gallery space
• Track visitor count and maintain safe social distancing capacity in the space
• Ensure visitors understand and comply with the COVID-19 safety protocol and social distancing guidelines
• Assist with set-up, break-down, and facilitation of LMCC’s Take Care Series public programs
• Maintain general upkeep of the space, including minor cleaning and trash removal

Qualifications: Strong candidates for this position will have:
• A personable demeanor, comfortable with speaking to the public
• A passion for connecting and engaging with visitors and the general public
• An ability to problem solve and think on their feet
• Arts education, Museum education, gallery or teaching experience a plus, but not required

Compensation: $18/hour on a contract basis.

To Apply: Please email your resume with a thoughtful cover letter to Lauren Klenow, Exhibitions Coordinator, at jobs[at]lmcc.net. Make sure to include within your cover letter where you learned about the opportunity, your weekly schedule availability, and answer the question: Why do you feel art is important to our society at this moment in time?
Please title the email “Visitor Engagement Associate: YOUR NAME.” No phone calls please.

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to diversity. LMCC is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace. We are dedicated to hiring employees who reflect the communities we serve, including women, people of color, LGBTQ2S+ individuals, and people with disabilities. LMCC will provide accommodations in all aspects of the hiring process. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.

To learn more about LMCC, please visit www.LMCC.net

ABOUT LMCC
Founded as Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, LMCC serves, connects, and makes space for artists and community.

Since 1973, LMCC has been the champion for independent artists in New York City and the cultural life force of Lower Manhattan.

We envision New York City as a place in which artists and community in dialogue are creating a more just, equitable, and sustainable society.

ABOUT The Arts Center at Governors Island
The Arts Center at Governors Island is a creative incubator featuring artist residency programs, and a space for exhibitions and public engagement. Work developed and presented at The Arts Center at Governors Island focuses on questions of ecology, sustainability, and resilience. Minutes away from Manhattan by ferry and located on the arcadia of Governors Island, The Arts Center offers artists a environment to create and develop work that is multifaceted in its uses and its programming, at once serene and contemplative, dynamic and exploratory. The Arts Center at Governors Island is programmed and operated by LMCC.