Employment Opportunities

Maintenance Engineer
(Full-time, Non-exempt)

Job summary: Assists in the day-to-day maintenance and operation of the building systems including, H.V.A.C., plumbing, fire control, electrical, and irrigation system, with the Chief Maintenance Engineer. Also, responds to “alarms” with the building automation system (Automated Logic).  Will rotate being on 24-hour call for emergency, weather-related and mechanical failure of the facility.

Job Requirements: Must be a self-starter, self-motivated, team player.  Able to work well under pressure and short deadlines. Must be personable, with good customer service skills.

The following duties are normal for this classification. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.

Essential Job Functions:
• Performs preventive maintenance under the direction of the Facilities Manager.
• Performs “work orders” requested by Frist staff under the direction of the Facilities Manager.
• Assists in office moves and relocations
• Assists in the custodial care of the facility including parking lots, outdoor walkways, interior and exterior lighting, and landscaping.
• Work with volunteers in a positive and constructive manner.
• Performs other duties as may be necessary to support the mission and goals of department and the Frist.

Education and Experience:  High School diploma required with technical knowledge preferred.

Skills and Abilities:
• Must be a self-starter, self-motivated, team player, with good communication skills at all levels.
• Must have basic computer skills.
• Must have basic knowledge of HVAC and preventive maintenance.
• Must have basic knowledge of maintaining kitchen equipment.
• Must be able to work well under pressure and short deadlines.
• Must be personable with good customer service skills.

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Demands may include:

• Able to bend, stoop, climb, push, pull, lift (approx. 40–50 lbs.)
• Operate the following equipment:
      -- Drills, hand tools, reciprocating saws, mechanical lifts, forklift, dollies, carts, ladders, shovels, blowers, pressure washers, etc.

Working Conditions:  Work will be performed in a standing / walking capacity 90% of the time. May be exposed to extreme hot and cold weather conditions.


Interested candidates should send resume, references and salary expectations to:
Frist Art Museum
919 Broadway
Nashville, Tennessee 37203
Attention: Sheri Horn, Human Resources Manager
E-mail to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or Fax: (615) 244-3339

 

 

Gift Shop Associates
(Full-Time, Non-exempt)

Job Summary:  The priorities of every member of the retail team are to meet projected sales goals, provide the very best customer service and expand the customer base for the purpose of supporting the mission of the Frist Art Museum. Working as a group, all staff must be multi-task oriented, flexible, even-keeled, and have the ability to interact easily with the Frist’s diverse client base.  Each member of the sales staff is an integral part of our operation and, while all members of the gift shop staff will be familiar with all facets of store operation, individual staff members may be assigned specialties in merchandise or other areas of the retail operation.

The following duties are normal for this classification. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned

Specific Job Functions:
• Be familiar with and sell the oft-changing array of merchandise in the Frist gift shop;
• Work from packing slip and store’s order to receive, mark, and retail all orders; entering all into point-of-sale database;
• Maintain and organize all visual displays and understock to assure that the shop makes a strong visual presentation;
• Assist Gift Shop Manager with clerical duties as needed;
• Assist Gift Shop Manager in visual displays as requested;
• Promote and sell Frist memberships;
• Serve customers and members in a manner that helps ensure an excellent Frist experience;
• Assist Gift Shop Manager in research to identify appropriate merchandise to carry in the Frist gift shop;
• Assist in preparation of reports as needed;
• Work with volunteers in a positive and constructive manner;
• Assure ADA compliance and be ready to offer accommodation as needed to visitors in the gift shop;
• Perform other duties as needed or requested by Gift Shop Manager.

General Job Functions:
• Familiarity with computer software applications relating to retail operation;
• Create and follow through on sales transactions to assure customer’s complete satisfaction;
• Wrap or bag merchandise for customers for carry-out and/or shipment as requested;
• Maintain the cleanliness and order of the store’s retail and off-the-floor work space;
• Organize, maintain, and restock the shop’s on-the-floor merchandise and understock, all inventory and supporting supplies;
• Assist in opening and closing the store as requested;
• Initiate placement of special orders and follow through to ensure delivery and satisfaction;
• Ability to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends as requested;
• Maintain knowledge of Frist exhibitions and weekly activities/programs.

Skills and Abilities:
• Experience in retail environment(s);
• Experience in meeting retail revenue goals and individual job goals;
• Knowledge of e-commerce;
• Ability to work well and have positive exchange with customers and with fellow staff members;
• Enjoy hard work and challenge;
• Creativity and adaptability in thought and action;
• Physical and mental endurance;
• Multi-task oriented and willing to do whatever the retail day demands;
• Calm demeanor to in all situations;
• Ability and desire to stay informed of the Frist’s exhibitions and activities;
• Ability to help create a positive, energetic environment for all visitors to the Frist gift shop.

The Frist’s retail operation was created as an aesthetic complement to the Frist Art Museum and maintains a high and consistent level of expertise in its operation. The primary purpose of the gift shop is to produce revenue to support for the Frist’s programs and activities.

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience: College degree or high school diploma with 3-5 years of retail experience.  Museum retail background strongly preferred. Knowledge of fine and visual arts a significant plus. Speaking a foreign language a plus.

Job Conditions: This position will require evening and weekend hours.

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Demands may include:

• Ability to bend, climb, stoop to assist customers and with staging of the store
• Ability to lift 25 pounds;
• Ability to stand for long periods of time to assist visitors with merchandise

 

 

Teaching Assistant

As part of the Frist Art Museum’s experiential learning program, teaching assistantships are designed to provide a paid opportunity to experience teaching in an informal learning environment to those with an interest in museums, education, or art education. Working under the guidance of Frist Art Museum Educators, teaching assistants gain valuable knowledge and experience working with learners of all ages through a variety of programs, methods, and media at the Frist Art Museum and out in the community. Teaching Assistants research exhibitions, develop lessons and activities, and implement programs under the guidance of Community Engagement or Experiential Learning staff. The program calendar coincides with the academic calendar, offering Teaching Assistantships during fall and spring semesters.

We are currently looking to fill one (1) TA position for the fall 2018 semester. Applications are due August 6, 2018.

To be eligible for the Teaching Assistant program, students must be:
• Enrolled at a college or university when applying
• Holding junior, senior, or graduate student status when applying
• Pursuing a degree in art education, art history, general education, museum studies, or studio art

Ideal applicants are available at least two weekdays from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. as well as some evenings, weekends, holidays, and school breaks. Most teaching assistants work 15-20 hours a week for 16 to 21 consecutive weeks and earn a rate of pay as determined by Human Resources.

Teaching Assistants are considered employees of Nashville Talent Payment with a placement at the Frist Art Museum. There is no contract, and the arrangement can be terminated at any time.
The Frist Art Museum is committed to offering equal participation in all programs without regard to race, creed, national origin, age, gender, marital status, veteran status, or disability.
   
Fall 2018
Application Deadline:                       August 6, 2018
Length of Assistantship:                  15 weeks
Required Commitment:                   15-20 hours per week
Start Date:                                       September 4, 2018
End Date:                                        December 21, 2018
Pay Rate:                                        $10.00 per hour

Application Process:
To be considered for a teaching assistantship, you must submit a packet containing all of the following:
• A cover letter explaining why you would like to participate in the Teaching Assistant Program at the Frist Art Museum, and how it fits into your long-term career goals.
• A letter of faculty recommendation
• Three professional references
• The completed Teaching Assistant Application Form
Please note that this is a competitive program and submitting an application does not guarantee placement in our program. The Frist Art Museum is committed to offering equal participation in all programs without regard to race, creed, national origin, age, gender, marital status, veteran status, or disability.
The Frist Art Museum will not accept any digital application packets but only those sent via regular mail at the below address.

Applications should be submitted to:
Teaching Assistant Program
Education Department
Frist Art Museum
919 Broadway
Nashville, TN 37203

 

 

INTERNSHIPS
Click here for information about internships at the Frist

 

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Frist Art Museum will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities.

The Frist Art Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

 

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