Welcome to the MWPAI Human Resources Employment Opportunities section. The following information will assist you in applying for open positions at MWPAI.

Human Resources is located at 1212 State St. (corner of State Street and Kirkland Street). Our hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. We can be contacted at (315) 797-0000, ext. 2108 or 2141, by fax at (315) 797-7509 or by email to hrjobs@mwpai.org.

Application and Selection Process

Human Resources coordinates employment searches for open positions at MWPAI via internal and external employment announcements.  Human Resources receive application information and an acknowledgement card is sent to each applicant.  Application material is then forwarded to the hiring department for review. Candidate interviewing and selection is made by the hiring department with assistance from the Human Resources Office.

The application materials required for each open position vary and are described in the body of the position announcement. Please include all required information for consideration.

MWPAI performs a thorough background check, reference check, degree verification (when applicable), and medical exam (for certain positions) on the selected candidate post-offer, pre-hire and complies with all relevant state and federal laws on non-discrimination.

An Equal Opportunity/Affirmation Action Employer – MWPAI will not discriminate against any employee or qualified applicant for employment because of race, color, creed, religion, sex (including pregnancy and equal pay), national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, veteran or military status,disability, age or any other protected status under applicable law.


Library Assistant

Full time position is available to provide reference, research and technical service to all users of the Munson-Williams-Proctor Art Institute’s Art Reference Library. Responsibilities include managing the circulation of all library materials with the Mandarin circulation module and act as systems administrator. Maintain records as required by Library protocol and provide exceptional customer service to PrattMWP and community arts students, faculty, staff and members, outside researchers and the general public. The successful candidate should demonstrate knowledge of interlibrary loan services, collections management functions such as book repair, bindery shipments, shelving and shelf reading, budgetary management and library user statistics. Be comfortable with providing instruction on library resources, including Information Literacy instruction, library computer and databases, to users. Please visit us at www.mwpai.org

Full-time position, 35 hours per week with some evening or weekend hours depending on library needs. Hiring rate $12.54 hourly, comm. w experience. Regular full time staff receive an excellent benefits package including health, dental, vision, group life, short term and long term disability and workers’ compensation insurances, vacation, sick and personal benefit time and paid holidays. Participation in our TIAA-CREF retirement plan begins after one year of service.

Bachelor’s degree and 5 to 7 years library experience or Associate’s degree and 7 to 10 years library experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. Knowledge of art, art history or not-for-profit experience desired.

To apply, please send cover letter, resume and names and contact information for three professional references to:

Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute
Library Assistant Search
310 Genesee Street
Utica, New York 13502
(315) 797-0000, ext 2153 inquiries
Fax: (315) 797-7509
Email: hrjobs@mwpai.edu

EOE


Museum Technician

Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute is a fine arts center serving diverse audiences through three program divisions - Museum of Art, Performing Arts, and School of Art. MWPAI’s mission is to serve diverse audiences by advancing the appreciation, understanding and enjoyment of the arts; to promote interest and participation in the arts; to engender artistic self-expression and personal creativity and to assume a leadership and advocacy role for the arts

Founded in 1919, MWPAI continues to evolve while maintaining traditions of fine art and culture. The Museum of Art features a renowned permanent collection, fascinating exhibitions and education for all ages in an International-style gallery building designed by world famous architect Philip Johnson and also in Fountain Elms, a superb Victorian-era Italianate mansion.  The Performing Arts Division presents world famous soloists and ensembles, rising stars, recitals with commentary, cinema, family programs, outdoor festival concerts, special events, and educational activities.  The School of Art offers a nationally accredited college program in association with Pratt Institute and community art education for adults, teens and children.

Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute is seeking a full time Museum Technician.  Responsibilities include assisting the Museum of Art Registrar and Exhibition Manager in maintaining galleries and exhibitions; in the installation, de-installation, moving and shipping of the permanent collections and objects on loan to MWPAI.  Work involves the use of a wide variety of equipment and techniques necessary to produce quality museum exhibitions.  Demonstrated skilled hand and bench work using a wide variety of specialty exhibition materials, occasional painting, crate making and exhibit lighting. 

Associates degree in art, art history, studio art, museum studies or similar and 3 to 5 years art handling, exhibition or museum related experience.  Bachelor’s degree and 1 to 3 years described experience desired.  Carpentry, general construction skills, knowledge of art handling/exhibition practices, basic computer skills and knowledge of OSHA standards integral to position. Ability to safely lift and carry up to 75 lbs with or without assistance.  Occasional travel or driving medium size truck part of duties.

Regular full time (35 hours per week), non-exempt position with a hiring rate of $13.79, comm. With experience.  Excellent benefit package includes health, dental, vision, group life, short-term and long-term disability coverage, vacation, sick, personal benefit time and paid holidays.  Participation in our TIAA-CREF retirement annuity plan is required after one year of service.

Send cover letter, resume, contact information for three professional references to:

Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute
Museum Technician Search
310 Genesee Street
Utica, New York 13502
(315) 797-0000, ext 2153 inquiries
Fax: (315) 797-7509
Email: hrjobs@mwpai.edu

EOE


Retail Operations Associate (Regular part time)

Provide exceptional customer service to students of the School of Art Campus Store and patrons of the Museum Shop at Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute.

Assist in the day to day store operations by:

  • Become familiar with MWPAI classes, exhibitions, events, performances to best serve customer needs
  • Greet and assist customers in a timely manner. Being responsive to customer’s needs
  • Operate POS cash register for sales, returns, credits and voids, and ticket sales
  • Perform open/close duties and process and pricing of merchandise as per departmental procedures
  • Maintain retail displays, store inventory levels and shop appearance to ensure positive customer experience
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications: Ability to engage patrons and students in a friendly and enthusiastic manner. Two years experience in a retail setting, preferably a specialty art, bookstore or museum. Art background especially critical to assist students with selection of paints, brushes, and other materials. Physical requirements include lifting, bending, standing, carrying merchandise and occasionally move heavy cartons.

Hiring rate and benefits: $12.00 hourly with pro-rated paid benefit time (vacation, sick, personal and holiday) plus benefits as regular part time employee. Campus store hours during the academic year are Monday through Friday 11:00 am to 4:30 pm. Summer session in Campus Store with some additional hours to cover evening or weekend events in both the Campus Store and Museum Shop. Peak periods for retail operations include holiday shopping season, summer arts festival, PrattMWP student orientation and events, and other MWPAI events

Call for (315) 797-0000, extension 2153 to request an application or send cover letter/resume to:

Human Resources
Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute
Retail Operations Search
310 Genesee Street
Utica, New York 13502
Fax: (315) 797-7509
Email: hrjobs@mwpai.org

EOE


Security Guards

Accepting applications for full time or relief (scheduled as needed) Security positions. Must be available to work all shifts, especially nights, weekends and holidays. Our security staff is required to respond in a professional and courteous manner to all interactions and to respond quickly with professional judgment during emergencies. New hiring rate for all positions $12.00 hourly.

Gallery Guard – ensure safety and security of Institute visitors, staff, faculty, students, art collection and museum buildings by protecting against theft, vandalism and fire. Respond to visitor/staff needs and inquiries in a professional and courteous manner. Position may be trained for Acting Lead Guard with differential for hours worked as Acting Lead Guard. Gallery hours are Tuesdays – Saturdays, 10 am to 5 pm and Sundays 1 pm to 5 pm. Other hours Mondays (July and August) and for evening events.

Security Guard III - Perform campus patrol and dispatch responsibilities during each shift with inside and outside rounds of campus and buildings and alternating at dispatch desk. Must be able to react appropriately and quickly in emergency situations. Investigate accidents and incidents and submit timely reports. Excellent interpersonal and telephone skills required. Must be able to operate communications equipment such as two-way radio, CCTV and security alarms. Ability to effectively communicate with staff, students, faculty and visitors an integral part of position. Previous experience as radio dispatcher/telephone operator preferred. Positions available are one full time and several relief (scheduled as needed to fill in for absences, open shifts or special needs).

Qualifications – NYS Guard licensure required. Previous experience and familiarity with security equipment preferred but will train successful candidate. AAS degree in security related field desired.

Call for (315) 797-0000, extension 2242 for employment application

or

Send resume/cover letter to:
Human Resources
Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute
Security Guard Search
310 Genesee Street
Utica, New York 13502
Fax: (315) 797-7509
Email: hrjobs@mwpai.org

EOE

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