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The Eiteljorg Museum seeks to attract, select and develop a diversely talented staff of people. We offer competitive packages and practice equal opportunity employment policies. In this section, find listings for any open positions.

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Spring 2020 Marketing and Communications Internship

The Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art in downtown Indianapolis seeks a highly motivated college student to assist the Marketing and Communications Department in its efforts to promote and raise awareness of the museum’s events, exhibits and programs during spring 2020. Through this unpaid spring semester internship, a student will have the opportunity to learn practical, valuable professional workplace skills that will bolster any resume.

The internship lasts from early January to early May 2020. Qualified applicants should send a resume, cover letter, three writing or project samples and contact information for three professional references to bcorbin@eiteljorg.com no later than November 21, 2019. More information is below.

JOB DESCRIPTION

Title: Marketing and Communications Spring Internship

Department: Marketing and Communications

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

The spring internship position helps execute marketing and communications tasks in support of the museum’s marketing goals and objectives. Major responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Assisting the Marketing and Communications staff with tasks at spring exhibit openings and programs
  • Contacting media outlets to pitch museum exhibits and events
  • Assisting in maintaining the museum’s daily presence on multiple social media platforms, including Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and others
  • Updating multiple tourism calendars to increase online presence of museum exhibits, events and festivals
  • Taking photographs and shooting video, often on short notice, of museum events and activities.
  • Writing items or articles for the museum’s e-newsletter, Eiteljorg Blog or Storyteller magazine, which could involve interviewing the subjects of those articles
  • Creating new content for the museum’s newly-redesigned website
  • Organizing office files and materials
  • Working on grassroots initiatives such as building targeted direct audience lists and fulfilling marketing materials and messages to those audiences
  • Attending regular meetings internally with museum staff and externally with tourism groups to maintain marketing visibility; and other duties as assigned.

The internship would start on or around Jan. 8, 2020, and would continue through early May 2020, but can be adjusted to finish earlier or later depending on the applicant’s college calendar and requirements. Typically, this position would be 10 to 15 hours per week during business hours on weekdays, at the museum or in the nearby vicinity. There will be some events on evenings or weekends that the intern is required to work, including celebrations for an exhibit opening Friday night, Feb. 7 and Saturday afternoon, Feb. 8, 2020, plus another exhibit opening Friday night, March 6, 2020, and a concert event Saturday afternoon, March 14, 2020. The applicant must have reliable transportation to and from the museum.

REQUIREMENTS / QUALIFICATIONS

REQUIREMENTS/QUALIFICATIONS:

The applicant should be an enrolled university student or recent graduate majoring in public relations, journalism, digital marketing, communications, advertising, tourism or a related field. The applicant should have experience with social media and social media marketing, as well as Microsoft Office software, Adobe Suite software and experience with photography and video production. Additional experience with html/css website design is preferred.

Qualities the Eiteljorg Museum seeks in an intern are: reliability, dependability, creativity, self-confidence, good verbal and written skills, a pleasant, professional demeanor, strong time-management skills, ability to follow specific directions, willingness to take on assignments that have tight deadlines, a flexible schedule, a desire to learn from experienced colleagues and the ability to work cooperatively with people of many backgrounds. The intern must follow all museum policies and procedures in the museum employee handbook.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

This is an unpaid position, but the intern will have access to certain cost-saving benefits, including free parking 24/7 at the museum’s underground parking garage at a prime location in White River State Park in downtown Indianapolis, free admission to the museum and museum programs, and discounts to the museum café and museum store. During the internship, the marketing intern will be able to attend and enjoy the Eiteljorg’s high-quality receptions. There are many intangible benefits, including the opportunity to interact with and learn from museum executives and curatorial staff about the nonprofit world, attend informal orientation sessions, hone professional office skills, build a portfolio, develop a professional network and acquire effective job references. While gaining this valuable job experience, the intern will get to work in a beautiful museum building surrounded by amazing art while working with talented colleagues. The museum will attempt to schedule marketing internship hours to coordinate with classes or any outside employment commitments the intern might have.

Although the Eiteljorg Museum cannot guarantee that an intern will receive college credit for the internship, the Marketing and Communications staff will be happy to coordinate with the intern’s faculty advisor to provide documentation that might assist the student in receiving academic credit for their work, time and effort.

Before applying, please be aware that in order to be selected as an Eiteljorg intern, an applicant must successfully pass a criminal background check. A conviction for criminal mischief or a similar offense would disqualify an otherwise-qualified applicant from eligibility to serve as an Eiteljorg intern.

Located in White River State Park in downtown Indianapolis, the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art is a major cultural institution that has developed a national reputation for excellence. The Eiteljorg Museum shares the art, history and diverse cultures of Native America and the American West. As a 501c3 nonprofit, the Eiteljorg Museum conducts compelling art exhibitions and engaging programs for the public. In 2019 the museum celebrated 30 years of telling amazing stories.

How to Apply:
The deadline to apply is November 21, 2019.  Qualified applicants should send a resume, cover letter and three writing or project samples, as well as contact information for three professional references (such as professors or previous employers), to this address: bcorbin@eiteljorg.com

For more information:
https://eiteljorg.org/our-story/join-the-team/

Spring 2020 Development Internship

The Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art in downtown Indianapolis seeks a student to assist the Development Department in its efforts to improve its membership program and develop better relationships with its donors.

The internship would start in mid-January 2020 and would conclude in May 2020, but this schedule can be adjusted to finish earlier or later depending on the applicant’s college calendar and requirements. Typically, this position would be 10 to 15 hours per week during business hours on weekdays, though they may be asked to assist with some evening or weekend special events.

Qualified applicants should send a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references to Cassandra Sanborn at csanborn@eiteljorg.com.

JOB DESCRIPTION

Title: Spring 2020 Development Internship

Department: Development

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assisting in evaluating the current membership program, including designing surveys, emailing and calling members for feedback, and researching other institutions
  • Assisting with regular membership mailings, including drafting letters and emails to send to members to encourage them to renew
  • Assisting in collecting and analyzing data about current members and donors
  • Assisting in collecting content for, and drafting, direct mail solicitations
  • Assisting the Membership/Donor Engagement Manager and other development staff in planning events for members and donors
  • Helping the Membership/Donor Engagement Manager create a plan to help move members to higher levels of membership when possible

Qualities the Eiteljorg Museum seeks in an intern are: reliability, dependability, creativity, self-confidence, good verbal and written skills, a pleasant, professional demeanor, strong time-management skills, ability to follow specific directions, willingness to take on assignments that have tight deadlines, a flexible schedule, a desire to learn from experienced colleagues and the ability to work cooperatively with people of many backgrounds. The intern must follow all museum policies and procedures in the museum employee handbook.

This is an unpaid position, but the intern will have access to certain cost-saving privileges, including free parking at the museum’s underground parking garage during work hours, free admission to the museum and museum programs, discounts to the museum café and store, and discounts to other participating Indianapolis museums and attractions. During the internship, the intern will be able to attend and enjoy the Eiteljorg’s high-quality receptions. There are many intangible benefits, including the opportunity to interact with and learn from museum executives and curatorial staff about the nonprofit world, attend informal orientation sessions, hone professional office skills, build a portfolio, develop a professional network and acquire effective job references. The museum will attempt to schedule internship hours to coordinate with classes or any outside employment commitments the intern might have.

Although the Eiteljorg Museum cannot guarantee that an intern will receive college credit for the internship, the Membership/Donor Engagement manager will be happy to coordinate with the intern’s faculty advisor to provide documentation that might assist the student in receiving academic credit for their work, time and effort.

REQUIREMENTS / QUALIFICATIONS

REQUIREMENTS/QUALIFICATIONS:

The applicant should be an enrolled undergraduate student, graduate student, or recent graduate majoring in arts administration, nonprofit management, or a related field.  The applicant should be detail-oriented, a strong writer, and must have experience with Microsoft Office software.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

ABOUT THE MUSEUM: The Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art was founded by Indianapolis businessman and philanthropist Harrison Eiteljorg. Our mission is to inspire an appreciation and understanding of the art, history, and cultures of the American West and the indigenous peoples of North America. For more information about our organization: www.eiteljorg.org

Spring 2020 Festivals & Markets Internship

The Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art in downtown Indianapolis seeks a highly motivated college student to assist the Public Programs Department with preparation and implementation of festivals and markets during spring 2020. Through this unpaid spring semester internship, a student will have the opportunity to gain insight into public programming in a museum setting that will bolster any resume.

The supervisor will work with the intern selected to arrange a weekly schedule that adhere’s to the intern’s program requirements. Generally an intern will be required to work about 10-15 hours a week with as many as 15-25 hours during some mandatory dates. These dates fall during the week and weekend of Spring Market in April and the week and weekend of Indian Market & Festival in June. Other times are flexible.

Qualified applicants should send a resume and cover letter to bcrocker@eiteljorg.com no later than December 31, 2019. More information is below.

JOB DESCRIPTION

Title: Spring 2020 Festivals & Markets Internship

Department: Public Programs

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Process artist applications and images for artist selection
  • Create artist information packets
  • Assist with performers and vendors
  • Main point of contact for artists
  • Maintain artist database
  • Assist with event logistics planning and implementation
  • Assist Public Programs and / or Public Events Coordinator during all events
REQUIREMENTS / QUALIFICATIONS

REQUIREMENTS/QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Communication skills: comfortable interacting with artists, vendors, volunteers, and staff
  • Computer skills
  • Detail oriented
  • Excellent with time management and able to juggle multiple tasks
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

ABOUT THE MUSEUM: The Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art was founded by Indianapolis businessman and philanthropist Harrison Eiteljorg. Our mission is to inspire an appreciation and understanding of the art, history, and cultures of the American West and the indigenous peoples of North America. For more information about our organization: www.eiteljorg.org

Seasonal Guest Services Gallery/Admission Assistant

The Eiteljorg Museum is currently accepting applications and resumes for the part-time position of a Seasonal Guest Services Gallery/Admission Assistant. The Seasonal Guest Services Gallery/Admission Assistants are the people who welcome our guests to the museum through our admissions desk and are the go-to for information regarding all of the museum happenings.

We are looking for someone who enjoys working with the public and offering a high standard of hospitality and service with excellent communication and interpersonal skills, the ability to operate a cash register and have a flexible approach to working in team situations. Core hours of work will range from 5-25 hours per week, working two – four days out of seven on a flexible working schedule. In addition to normal museum hours (Monday-Saturday 10-5 and Sundays 12-5), weekend hours will be required as well as some evenings during special events. This position is a seasonal position with employment from mid-September 2019 through the middle of January 2020. Permanent employment is a possibility, but not guaranteed. Applicants should send a resume to personnel@eiteljorg.com, faxed to (317) 275-1430 or mailed to the Eiteljorg Museum, Attention: HR Manager, 500 W Washington St., Indianapolis, IN 46204.

JOB DESCRIPTION

Title: Guest Services Gallery/Admission Assistant

Department: Guest Services

Status: Non-Exempt

Reporting Relationship: Manager of Guest Services

Employees Supervised: 0

In addition to answering phones and working our admissions desk, Guest Services Gallery/ Admission Assistants will work in the R.B. Annis Family Western Experience and in November, the Jingle Rails Exhibit. Their role is to ensure that the Galleries are attended at all times and to offer all visitors the highest standards of customer service during their visit.

Core hours of work will range from 9-25 hours per week, working two – five days out of seven on a flexible working schedule. In addition to normal museum hours (Monday-Saturday 10-5 and Sundays 12-5), weekend hours will be required as well as some evenings during special events.

REQUIREMENTS / QUALIFICATIONS

Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Evidence of having provided a high standard of visitor service experience throughout previous employment.
  • Enjoy and have experience of working confidently with the general public and children / young persons.
  • Have an understanding of the different needs of museum visitors.
  • Possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Be enthusiastic, confident and be able to use own initiative.
  • Ability to remain calm and confident in emergency situations.
  • Have a flexible approach to working in team situations.
  • Have excellent phone skills.
  • Ability to operate a cash register.
  • Ability to stand for periods of up to 2-4 hours at a time, which would include occasionally working outdoors and light lifting and handling.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Major Responsibilities:

  1. Interact in a friendly, comfortable and educated manner with our visitors.
  2. Assist with the visitor flow, especially when large groups are visiting the Galleries.
  3. Complete daily Gallery checks and report faults and defects.
  4. Maintain the organization and cleanliness of the gallery space.
  5. Assist and Train volunteers within the RB Annis Western Family Experience.
  6. Gain knowledge of the Museum’s Collections and Exhibits, and be able to impart that knowledge to visitors.
  7. Operate cash register, receiving cash, checks, and credit cards – following security and cash handling procedures.
  8. Actively sell memberships.
  9. Assist with school groups visiting the museum.
  10. Participate in Visitor Studies and Evaluations of our guests.
  11. Assist in the evacuation of the Museum, during an emergency and ensure the safety of the visitors and others.
  12. Any other duties, which may be directed by the Manager of Guest Services.
Housekeeper/Event Tech

The Eiteljorg Museum is currently accepting resumes and applications for the position of Housekeeper/Event Tech. This full time with benefits position works 40 hours a week including some nights and weekends. The position works closely with the housekeeping and building rental events teams taking care of our facilities for everyday use but also to prepare for special events such as weddings/receptions, corporate conferences and in-house receptions/openings.

The right candidate will be self-motivated, have the ability to work independently, be able to move chairs/tables, and be able to operate cleaning equipment. We are also looking for someone with 2 to 5 years’ experience of event operations and housekeeping duties and be able to work flexible hours.

All resumes should be sent to personnel@eitelorg.com or mailed to HR Manager Eiteljorg Museum, 500 W Washington St., Indianapolis, IN 46204

JOB DESCRIPTION

Title: Housekeeper/Event Tech

Department: Facilities

Status: Non-Exempt

Reporting Relationship: VP of Operations

Employees Supervised: 0

REQUIREMENTS / QUALIFICATIONS

Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Evidence of having provided a high standard of guest service experience throughout previous employment.
  • Enjoy and have experience of working confidently with the general public and children / young persons.
  • Have an understanding of the different needs of museum guests.
  • Possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Be enthusiastic, confident and be able to use own initiative.
  • Ability to remain calm and confident in emergency situations.
  • Have a flexible approach to working in team situations.
  • Have excellent phone skills.
  • Ability to operate a cash register.
  • Ability to provide retail sales support.
  • Ability to stand for periods of up to 2-4 hours at a time, which would include occasionally working outdoors and light lifting and handling.
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES
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JOB DESCRIPTION

Title: Marketing and Communications Spring Internship

Department: Marketing and Communications

The spring internship position helps execute various marketing and communications tasks in support of the museum’s marketing goals and objectives. Major responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Assisting the Marketing and Communications staff with tasks at spring exhibit openings and programs
  • Contacting media outlets to pitch museum exhibits and events
  • Assisting in maintaining the museum’s daily presence on multiple social media platforms, including Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and others
  • Updating multiple tourism calendars to increase online presence of museum exhibits, events and festivals
  • Taking photographs and shooting video, often on short notice, of museum events and activities.
  • Writing items or articles for the museum’s e-newsletter, Eiteljorg Blog and Storyteller magazine, which could involve interviewing the subjects of those articles
  • Creating new content for the museum’s newly-redesigned website
  • Organizing office files and materials
  • Working on grassroots initiatives such as building targeted direct audience lists and fulfilling marketing materials and messages to those audiences
  • Attending regular meetings internally with museum staff and externally with tourism groups to maintain marketing visibility; and other duties as assigned.

The internship would need to start no later than January 8, 2020, and could continue through early May 2020, but can be adjusted to finish earlier or later depending on the applicant’s college calendar and requirements. Typically this position would be 10 to 15 hours per week during business hours on weekdays, at the museum or in the nearby vicinity. There will be some events on evenings and weekends that the intern is required to work, including celebrations for an exhibit opening Friday night, Feb. 7 and Saturday afternoon, Feb. 8, 2020, plus another exhibit opening Friday night, March 6, 2020, and a concert event Saturday afternoon, March 14, 2020. The applicant must have reliable transportation to and from the museum.

REQUIREMENTS / QUALIFICATIONS

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:

The applicant should be an enrolled university student or recent graduate majoring in public relations, journalism, digital marketing, communications, advertising, tourism or a related field. The applicant should have experience with social media and social media marketing, as well as Microsoft Office software, Adobe Suite software and experience with photography and video production. Additional experience with html/css website design is preferred.

Qualities the Eiteljorg Museum seeks in an intern are: reliability, dependability, creativity, self-confidence, good verbal and written skills, a pleasant, professional demeanor, strong time-management skills, ability to follow specific directions, willingness to take on assignments that have tight deadlines, a flexible schedule, a desire to learn from experienced colleagues and the ability to work cooperatively with people of many backgrounds. The intern must follow all museum policies and procedures in the museum employee handbook.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Additional Information:

This is an unpaid position, but the intern will have access to certain cost-saving privileges, including free parking 24/7 at the museum’s underground parking garage at a prime location in White River State Park in downtown Indianapolis, free admission to the museum and museum programs, and discounts to the museum café and store. During the internship, the marketing intern will be able to attend and enjoy the Eiteljorg’s high-quality receptions. There are many intangible benefits, including the opportunity to interact with and learn from museum executives and curatorial staff about the nonprofit world, attend informal orientation sessions, hone professional office skills, build a portfolio, develop a professional network and acquire effective job references. While gaining this valuable job experience, the intern will get to work in a beautiful museum building surrounded by amazing art and history while working with some talented colleagues. The museum will attempt to schedule marketing internship hours to coordinate with classes or any outside employment commitments the intern might have.

Although the Eiteljorg Museum cannot guarantee that an intern will receive college credit for the internship, the Marketing and Communications staff will be happy to coordinate with the intern’s faculty advisor to provide documentation that might assist the student in receiving academic credit for their work, time and effort.

Before applying, please be aware that in order to be selected as an Eiteljorg intern, an applicant must successfully pass a criminal background check. A conviction for criminal mischief or a similar offense would disqualify an otherwise-qualified applicant from eligibility to serve as an Eiteljorg intern.

Located in White River State Park in downtown Indianapolis, the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art is a major cultural institution that has developed a national reputation for excellence. The Eiteljorg Museum shares the art, history and diverse cultures of Native America and the American West. As a 501c3 nonprofit, the Eiteljorg Museum conducts compelling art exhibitions and engaging programs for the public. In 2019 the museum is celebrating 30 years of telling amazing stories.

The deadline to apply is November 21, 2019.  Qualified applicants should send a resume, cover letter, three writing or project samples as well as contact information for three professional references (such as professors or previous employers) to this address:  bcorbin@eiteljorg.com

Major Responsibilities:

  1. Maintain the cleanliness of the Museum and Museum property and work under the direction of the Senior Housekeeper.
    • Clean and stock museum restrooms when needed.
    • Work assigned areas of the museum and accept responsibility for the cleanliness of assigned areas.
    • Maintain the cleanliness of the employee breakroom.
    • Maintain the cleanliness of the administrative offices and boardrooms.
    • Dust mop galleries and clean tops of bonnets when instructed to.
  2. Assist the events manager for ensuring that rental events are properly set up, maintained and torn down for rental or in house events:
    • Meet on a regular basis with events manager to coordinate needs for events. See to it that set up are done per diagrams, instructions or client’s needs.
    • Provide check list of all in house linens, tables, chairs, audio visual and other equipment and as well as those items needing repair.
    • See that all museum exterior spaces such as walks, trash cans, terrace, courtyards etc. are cleaned and ready for daily operations.
    • See that all interior spaces such as restrooms, floors, and trash containers are cleaned, stocked for daily operations.
    • Work with catering contractors prior to and during set up of events to see that all work is done properly and on time.
    • Work with catering contractors after events to see that all spaces are cleaned, trash and debris are removed before leaving the site and are ready for the next day’s activities.
    • Maintain upkeep of rental spaces/ public areas during operational hours and throughout the time of scheduled events. This includes exterior walks, exterior terraces, interior and exterior windows (where possible), interior and exterior trash etc. and interior care of restrooms, spills, etc.
    • Provide a professional appearance during events while representing the museum.
    • Stay on post for needs of clients if not doing assigned task
    • Maintain contact throughout the event with catering captain and event manager
    • Prepare spaces for next day’s rentals when scheduled
  3. Provide input on events set up, needs, times and issues with events manager. Reports issues to events manager and VP of Operations, Safety & Security.
    • Keep written accounts of all linens including those needing laundered, tables and chairs used by the museum, including those needing work as well as rental equipment.
    • Work as a housekeeping staff with other facilities housekeepers
    • Work on other projects as assigned
    • Work on special events such as Indian Market & Festival and Quest for the West

ADA Requirements:

Ability to lift up to 50 pounds
Ability to stand and walk, for extended time
Ability to work independently
Ability to set up chairs and 6’ folding tables

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