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Employment Opportunities at the Hockaday Museum of Art


Visitor Services Assistant

Job Description:

The Hockaday Museum is looking for a Visitor Services Assistant to join its team on Saturdays. This position is the first contact visitors have with the Hockaday Museum and therefore must create a positive first impression. Reporting to the Museum Operations Manager, he/she attends to visitors and provides information regarding the museum and its programs to the public. This position is in charge of directing calls to appropriate staff, as well as completing a variety of administrative and event preparation duties. Must be dependable and trustworthy, and present a professional image to the public. Previous reception, event and retail experience preferred.


  • Greet museum patrons and collect admission fees
  • Handle gift shop sales and customer requests, in person and online
  • Direct incoming calls, offer information on exhibits and events, and take messages
  • Perform various event and program tasks including: tracking RSVPs, picking up supplies, set up and take down for artist talks, receptions, education programs, etc.
  • Assist with class registrations and dues, event set up and check ins
  • Maintain gift shop displays
  • Responsible for reception, gift shop and public bathrooms’ cleanliness and
  • Assist with office duties including filing, copying, bulk mailings, data entry, maintaining supplies and printed materials, and distributing mail
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Outgoing and friendly attitude
  • Excellent customer service skills and retail sales experience
  • Ability to multi-task, be flexible and work in fast paced environment
  • Cash handling skills
  • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office Word and Excel
  • Initiative to carry out work assignments with little supervision and in a timely manner
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with strong attention to detail
  • Capable of following set procedures
  • Ability to lift 30 lbs and climb ladders
  • Experience with multi-phone line system and office equipment

This position is normally 14 to 16 hours per week, Friday and Saturday, and the odd evening/weekend hours for events during busy summer season. Wage: $10-$11/hr to start, D.O.E.

To apply please email: using subject line “Visitor Services Assistant”. Applicants must submit a cover letter, resume and two professional references. No phone calls please. For more information on the Hockaday Museum of Art please visit

The deadline to apply is Friday, March 16.


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The Hockaday Museum of Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  



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