Employment

Employment Opportunities

It is the mission of Booth Western Art Museum to educate, entertain, and inspire guests through the exploration of Western art, popular culture, and American heritage in a welcoming environment.

Find your position at the Booth and help us share America’s Story! The Booth Western Art Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

CURATOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY

Summary: Manages the photography collection and the associated photography collection records, storage, handling, conservation, travelling photography exhibitions and in-house exhibitions under the direction of the Director of Curatorial Services.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  1. Manages the care and use of the photography collection by ensuring proper storage, handling, conservation and exhibit techniques.
  2. Manages the photography collection records (including condition reports, conservation records, inventories and computer data) by ensuring accurate and consistent cataloging and artifact processing procedures.
  3. Identifies potential photography exhibits, negotiates contracts, schedules, researches and interprets, writes gallery guides and develops signage to be approved by Director of Curatorial Services.
  4. Develops and curates temporary photography exhibits, including some travelling exhibits.
  5. Develops and curates permanent photography exhibits for the photography gallery.
  6. Recommends photographs for the Booth photography collection by keeping up with exhibits, sales and current trends in photography.
  7. Provides access to the photography collection by making it accessible to the public for research and by preparing photography exhibits for loan to other institutions.
  8. Identifies potential donors or lenders and works to acquire monetary donations and photographs for the care and growth of the collection.
  9. Assists the Director of Curatorial Services and other members of the department with research, writing, record keeping, and exhibitions as needed.
  10. Maintains professional and technical knowledge.

 

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Degree in photography, art history, museum studies, or related field with 3 years experience is preferred. A Master’s degree and/or experience as a photographer is a plus. Knowledge of collections management, registration methods and research techniques is preferred.

 

Excellent written and verbal communication skills and public speaking skills are required. Knowledge of computers, including data management and entry, Microsoft Office and Past Perfect is preferred. Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds. Position requires full spectrum visual acuity, manual dexterity, ability to stand and walk for extended periods of time, ability to sit and work at a computer for extended periods of time, logic and reasoning skills, ability to hear what is happening in the museum, ability to stoop, bend, kneel, reach, and climb/descend stairs. Must be able to operate a motor vehicle as needed.

 

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:

Driver’s License: any professional certificates a plus

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT: Office environment, non-standard hours, generally within 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM, Monday through Friday, extended hours and weekends probable. Overnight travel out-of-state may be required occasionally. The noise level in the work environment is mostly low to moderate.

 

EOE, Drug & Tobacco Free. Please send a cover letter and a resume to Lisa Wheeler
lisaw@boothmuseum.org.

DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT

SUMMARY: Develop and implement all aspects of the fundraising programs for the Bartow History Museum and the Booth Western Art Museum.

MAJOR ACTIVITIES:
Identify potential donors and sponsors. Research and develop cultivation plans for each viable prospect prioritizing those with the highest capacity and likelihood for a major gift, sponsorship, Circle membership or Circle membership upgrade. Establish a plan to identify and track prospect progress in Altru.

Develop an Annual Appeal campaign including messaging, channels for distribution, and follow-up. Report and analyze results for improvements to future campaigns.

Circle members are the core of the Director of Development’s portfolio. Strive to develop a trusting and warm relationship with each Circle member.

Oversee the Booth membership program working closely with the membership manager to increase total members and move members to increasing levels of support.

Grow the planned giving program by discussing this opportunity during all gift discussions. Promote and highlight planned giving in development communications.

Supervise administrative staff to ensure gifts and memberships are recorded accurately, kept confidential, are in accordance with IRS requirements, and are acknowledged appropriately and timely.

Seek to secure sponsorships for each major temporary exhibit and all major events through the Booth or GMI sponsorship program. Ensure all benefits are delivered.

Maximize the impact of the Executive Director’s participation in fundraising by conducting a prospect review on a regular basis developing individualized strategies to cultivate and solicit major gifts.

In coordination with the Executive Director, establish annual revenue goals, fundraising strategies to realize these goals, and monitor progress towards meeting these goals.

Participate in the organizations’ strategic planning efforts and any promotional activities that increase the public profile of the Museum.

Work with the Curatorial Services department to identify and solicit potential donors of collections items.

Coordinate special programs, collector group events, travel opportunities, and other activities for top level members in coordination with the Executive Director.

Develop annual operating budgets and maintain expenses within set limits.

Undertake other assignments as directed by the Executive Director.

Ensure that employees understand the mission and goals of the Museum, maintain building and collection security, maintain building cleanliness, and project a warm and friendly attitude toward guests and fellow staff.

Be responsible for ensuring high standards of professionalism in all areas of responsibility.

Remain current on pertinent museum industry policies, laws, and accepted practices through involvement in industry trade groups and ongoing professional development.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
• Four-year college degree in non-profit management, business or related field, and five years non-profit fundraising experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
• Three to five years of management experience
• Proven record of fundraising success working with high net worth individuals
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills with a strong track record of successful relationship building
• Positive and collaborative approach when working with fellow staff members
• Knowledge of development related software, relational databases, and Microsoft Office
• Preference for an understanding of financial planning, non-profit tax law, and planned giving

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:
Driver’s license required. Professional certificates and membership in professional organizations are a plus.

EOE, Drug & Tobacco Free. Please send a cover letter and a resume to Seth Hopkins
Sethh@boothmuseum.org.

 

GUEST SERVICES (Part-Time)

SUMMARY: Welcome, process payments, and orient guests to the museum while providing an enjoyable first impression and exceptional customer service.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Additional duties may be assigned.
Be responsible for ensuring high standards of professionalism in all areas of responsibility.
Process tickets to museum guests, check member cards, sell tickets to museum special events, and conduct program check-in in a courteous and professional manner.
Process a broad knowledge of the museum and its programs, as well as other local sites, directions to such sites and their schedule of events.
Direct guests to galleries, store, café, etc.
Distribute printed materials to guests, such as maps, brochures, family guides, etc.
Promote membership opportunities with prospective members.
Assist guests with finding event locations.
Answer phones in a professional manner and direct calls, as needed.
Generate reports on museum attendance and other operations as instructed.
Present a professional and pleasant appearance to visitors at all times.
Ensure exact daily balances of assigned cash drawer.
Responsible for staying up to date on store merchandise knowing the pricing and quantities available.
Learn and apply POS and ticketing software.
Be acquainted with and follow safety and emergency procedures of the museum.
Monitor front doors paying close attention to guest who may need assistance.
Assist in annual store inventory and counting.
Responsible for working well with others and promoting a team environment.
Be acquainted with and follow emergency procedures of the museum.
Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: High School Diploma preferred. Customer service experience is a plus. Must have excellent verbal, written and customer service skills. A desire to interact with the public, the ability to maintain a positive attitude, and flexibility are required. Must be aware that your first priority is to ensure high standards of professionalism in appearance and responsibilities. Experience with computers including databases and point of sale systems are a plus. Must be able to identify approaching visitors by site, make eye contact, identify age range and communicate effectively. Must have ability to sit/stand roughly 8 hours. Must have manual dexterity required for keyboarding and mental capacity to use adding machine and handle money. Must be able to lift up to 20 pounds, climb a ladder, bend, stoop, kneel, and stock shelves.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: Valid Drivers’ License

WORK ENVIRONMENT: Museum and office environment, occasional work outdoors, non-standard hours that may include days, evenings, weekends, and holidays with varying shifts Sunday through Saturday. Noise level is usually moderate.

EOE, Drug & Tobacco Free. Please send a cover letter and a resume to Emily Henson
emilyh@boothmuseum.org.

 

 

 

Corporate Sponsors

The Booth Museum
501 Museum Drive
PO Box 3070
Cartersville, Georgia 30120

770-387-1300