We’re now hiring for Summer and Fall 2018!
To apply for a welcome desk attendant position, pick up an application at the Museum’s welcome desk or contact Assistant for Museum Visits Sheri LaVerdiere. Applications are due by Wednesday, April 18, 2018.
We’re also hiring student photographers and videographers for Fall 2018. Interested applicants must submit resume, cover letter, a link to their work on a website or online portfolio to Mirken Senior Coordinator of Programs and Audience Engagement Jordia Benjamin-Sands. Applications are due Friday September 21, 2018.
Welcome Desk Attendant
The Colby Museum seeks reliable welcome desk attendants to provide a positive and welcoming presence for all Museum audiences. The Welcome Desk Attendant is responsible for assisting and providing all visitors with current information on Museum exhibitions and programs. The attendant will be familiar with museum policies and procedures and will be able to answer visitor inquiries in a respectful manner. The attendant also oversees all transactions associated with the Museum’s gift shop. An ability to work with diverse audiences is required. For more information, please contact Assistant for Museum Visits Sheri LaVerdiere.
Welcome Desk Coordinator
The Colby Museum seeks a reliable and responsible student worker to coordinate schedules and help manage the Museum’s welcome desk as well as fulfilling the duties and responsibilities of a Welcome Desk Attendant. The Welcome Desk Coordinator will work closely with the Assistant for Access and Outreach to coordinate training and job schedules for ten to fifteen students and identifying dates needed for outside staffing. The coordinator will be in charge of taking weekly inventory of Museum products, managing the till balances for the week, mailing phone orders, and other duties as assigned. For more information, please contact Assistant for Museum Visits Sheri LaVerdiere.
The student photographer will creatively document museum events for web, social media, and print uses. This position requires a highly responsible, dependable, and detail-oriented student with the ability to handle social situations with grace and respect. The photographer should be well-organized and be able to work well independently. Candidates must have flexible hours as events are held during the day, evening, and on weekends. An ability to communicate in a concise and effective manner, both verbally and in writing with visitors and Museum staff is required. The ideal candidate must have digital photography and image editing experience. A working knowledge of Lightroom, Adobe Photoshop or similar photography software is preferred. Preference will be given to those who own a 35mm DSLR camera and those who have taken or are taking photography courses. Candidates should be able to provide a link to their work on a website or online portfolio. For more information, please contact Mirken Senior Coordinator of Programs and Audience Engagement Jordia Benjamin-Sands.
The student videographer will contribute to the Museum’s digital archive of lectures, events, performances, and Noontime Art Talks by recording and producing short films of Museum programs. They will serve as the primary student contact for any Colby Museum video needs and are expected to carry out duties without supervision. Candidates must have flexible hours as events are held during the day, evening, and on weekends. The ideal candidate should have a strong technical knowledge of video production (including audio recording and video editing). Preference will be given to those who own equipment and have taken or are taking relevant courses. Candidates should be able to provide a link to their work on a website or online portfolio. For more information, please contact Mirken Senior Coordinator of Programs and Audience Engagement Jordia Benjamin-Sands.