Employment

Thank you for your interest in employment opportunities at the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art. 

By joining the Brooks you would be working with a well-established organization that is the largest fine arts museum in the state of Tennessee. The Brooks is a multifaceted institution consisting of art from antiquity to the present in a wide range of media. This is an exciting time to consider joining the museum, which is continually growing and changing. We welcome your application for currently posted positions, and also encourage you to re-visit this site for information about future opportunities.  

The Memphis Brooks Museum of Art is an equal opportunity employer and seeks diversity in its workforce. Equal Opportunity Employer.

Current Job Openings


Job Title:  Assistant Registrar

Department: Curatorial/Exhibitions

Reports to: Collections and Exhibitions Manager

Employment Status: Regular/Full-time

Summary:

The Registrar’s Office is seeking an Assistant Registrar to work in the Curatorial/Exhibitions Department with a team consisting of Curators, Registrars, Preparators, and a Conservator. A strong work ethic and self-motivation are essential to this full-time position.

Duties/Responsiblilites:

The Assistant Registrar will assist the Collections & Exhibitions Manager and the Registrar with the following responsibilities:

  • Maintenance of MBMA’s computerized collection database as well as object and curatorial files.

  • Registration, photography, condition reporting and data entry of acquired artworks.

  • Tracking movement and location of artworks.

  • Copyright and reproduction requests relating to museum collection.

  • Research inquiries relating to museum collections and exhibitions.

  • Processing of incoming and outgoing loans, including all related paperwork.

  • Exhibit planning, production, and implementation.

  • Formatting, production, and editing of gallery labels.

  • Providing information to other departments as needed.

  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • B.A. in museum studies, art history, visual arts, or related field. One year of experience working in a museum or art gallery, collection management experience preferred.

  • Experience with MS Office, Photoshop, and a collection management system.

  • Knowledge of art handling procedures.

  • Attention to detail, excellent organizational abilities, and able to manage multiple deadlines.

  • Ability to handle sensitive information confidentially.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Ability to lift up to 35 pounds, ability to climb a ladder.

Application Deadline: Until position is filled

The Assistant Registrar is full-time and includes benefits. Send cover letter and resume (as a Word attachment) to: resumes@brooksmuseum.org with “Assistant Registrar” in the subject line.

The Memphis Brooks Museum of Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.


Job Title: Development Associate

Department: Development

Reports to: Director of Development

Employment Status: Regular/Full-time

Summary:

Primary responsibilities include maintaining detailed donor records in the Raiser’s Edge database and development files; compiling membership statistics; assisting Special Events Coordinator with the Wine + Food Series; and supporting the over-all efforts of the Development department.

Essential Responsibilities: Development and Membership (70%) 


  • Enters, updates, and maintains donor and prospect information in Raiser’s Edge database. 


  • Prepares acknowledgements and receipts for select contributions, memberships and tributes.

  • Tracks departmental goals, appeal performance, compiles development statistics, creates reports, and balances membership/development gift entry with finance. 


  • Cultivates relationships with members and donors.

  • Assists department director and staff with clerical support for departmental projects.


  • Other duties as assigned.

Essential Responsibilities: Wine + Food Series (30%)

  • Maintains social media websites for the Wine + Food Series.

  • Sends correspondence to potential donors, sponsors, and vendors.

  • Maintains records of all donations in Greater Giving online software.

  • Maintains ticketing website and admission records in Auction Pay online software.

  • Compiles guest lists for all wine events.

  • Participates in check-in and check-out process at all wine events.

  • Maintains records of past and present wine donors.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Education and training:

High school diploma with college preferred.

Work Experience:

Administrative assistant experience preferred.

Skills and Abilities: 

Energy, enthusiasm, strong work ethic and self-motivation are important to this position. Equally important is the ability to communicate easily with donors, members, volunteers, and museum staff. Knowledge of Microsoft Office and Excel is essential. Experience with Raiser’s Edge 7 and conversion is highly desirable. Museum will provide training as needed.

 

The Development Associate is full-time and includes benefits. Send cover letter and resume (as a Word attachment) to: resumes@brooksmuseum.org with “Development Associate” in the subject line.

The Memphis Brooks Museum of Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.


Job Description: Gallery Officer

Number of Positions Available: 3

Position Description:  The Memphis Brooks Museum of Art has three job openings for the position of Gallery Officer.

This position will be responsible for monitoring activity in the galleries to ensure the safety of the art; in addition to working as a public relations ambassador ensuring that guests have a positive experience while visiting the museum.

Skills & Requirements:

The candidates must have strong customer service skills which includes good verbal and written communication.

Candidates must have a working knowledge of Windows 2007 Operating Systems. The job will require ninety percent standing, and working occasional late evening hours.

Qualified candidates will be required to pass the Tennessee State Security Officers Exam within six months of satisfactory employment.

Education Requirements:

GED or High School Diploma required.

The Memphis Brooks of Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. 

All interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to resumes@brooksmuseum.org.