Current Employment Opportunities
Museum Shop Assistant / Gallery Guide
The Fabric Workshop and Museum is seeking a qualified applicant for the position of Museum Shop Assistant / Gallery Guide. Reporting to the Founder & Artistic Director and the Museum Shop Manager, the Museum Shop Assistant is responsible for daily operations of all Museum Shop activities. The Museum Shop Assistant will open/close shop, perform end-of-day procedures and oversee daily retail operations that includes customer service, visual presentation, merchandising, and inventory control. Required to perform special projects and other duties as assigned.
The candidate will also share responsibilities for serving as a Gallery Guide. The Gallery Guide provides an important service to FWM by greeting visitors and providing general information about the museum and its programs as well as leading visitors through temporary exhibitions in the museum galleries and insuring the safety of the works of art. The position also requires that candidates assist with front desk administrative duties as needed.
Experience in a museum or high-end design shop setting, with extensive knowledge of modern and contemporary art strongly preferred. He/She must have superb customer service and sales skills, problem-solving skills, professionalism, and flexibility. Experience in retail and POS systems. Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office and preferably Quickbooks Point of Sale.
This is a Part-time position and includes evenings and weekends.
Salary based on qualifications and experience. EOE.
Please send cover letter, résumé, and three references to:
Museum Shop Assistant / Gallery Guide Search
Development & Grants Manager
The Fabric Workshop and Museum (FWM), an internationally-acclaimed contemporary art museum in Center City Philadelphia, seeks a Development & Grants Manager with excellent writing, organizational, and project management skills. Reporting to the Artistic Director, the Development & Grants Manager will be solely responsible for coordinating all aspects of fundraising, such as annual campaigns, with a strong emphasis on tracking and writing grant proposals and reports for a portfolio of foundation, government, and corporate constituents. Working with the exhibition, studio and finance staff, the Development & Grants Manager will also be responsible for tracking grant project progress, reporting deadlines, and managing budgets for grant-funded artist residency projects. Founded in 1977, FWM has developed from an ambitious experiment into a renowned institution with a widely recognized Artist-in-Residence Program, an extensive permanent collection of work created by artists at FWM, critically-acclaimed exhibitions, and comprehensive education programming including lectures, tours, and student apprenticeships.
Essential Skills and Qualities:
· Two plus years of non-profit grant writing experience required
· Ability to interact successfully and diplomatically with a wide range of constituents, including contemporary art
professionals, artists, educators, studio staff, and museum administration
· Budgeting experience essential
· Familiarity with donor software, such as Tessitura, Results Plus, Raiser’s Edge or comparable programs
· Ability to consistently meet tight deadlines and manage complex proposals in a fast-paced environment
· Self-motivated and comfortable working both independently as well as collaboratively with other staff members
· Experience with managing corporate sponsorship relationships helpful
· Maturity, integrity and respect for confidentiality
· Strategic thinking skills with a keen attention to detail
· Knowledge of, passion for, and background in contemporary art highly preferred
· MA in Art History or Arts Administration preferred, or an appropriate comparable combination of education and
Please send cover letter, resume, and two grantwriting samples to email@example.com and write “Development & Grants Manager Search” in the subject line. Please note in cover letter if full-time or part-time is desired. Salary based on qualifications and experience and full-time employment includes benefits. EOE. No phone calls please.