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A DIVERSE STAFF OF DEDICATED AND PASSIONATE PEOPLE

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

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Membership/Donor Engagement Manager

The Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians & Western Art is currently accepting resumes for the position of Membership/Donor Engagement Manager. We are seeking an outstanding professional to grow and build the membership program and annual fund program. There are many wonderful arts institutions in the city of Indianapolis, even more regionally and nationally. Why should someone become a member or donate to us? This person will help grow programs to answer that very question.

If you have a passion for the arts and an appreciation of the diverse stories we tell, this position might be right for you. The ideal candidate will be outgoing, positive, and enjoy working with people. The candidate needs an understanding of the nonprofit sector, with 3-5 years experience. This job requires a person who enjoys writing, yet planning stewardship events; data, yet working with the public; collaborating with a team, yet motivated while working independently. You will work within the advancement department as part of the development/fundraising and marketing/communications team. This position collaborates with all departments within the museum so internal and external communication skills are high priority. Please see the job description for details and send resume and cover letter to personnel@eiteljorg.com, or mail to Lezlie Laxton, Director of HR, Eiteljorg Museum, 500 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46204.

JOB DESCRIPTION

Title: Membership/Donor Engagement Manager

Department: Development

Status: Exempt

Reporting Relationship: VP for Advancement

Employees Supervised: 0

Major Responsibilities:

  1. Develop and evaluate quarterly individual marketing plans to recruit, acquire and retain members, including, but not limited to, direct mail campaigns, electronic communications, promotions, development of appropriate materials necessary for executing plan successfully, ensuring timely mailing of membership materials such as membership cards, renewal notices, invitations, and other fulfillment activities; respond to membership inquiries as appropriate.
  2. Responsible for budgetary management pertaining to membership functions, including monitoring and reporting on expenses and developing revenue projections; maintain close adherence to quarterly membership goals and statistics (renewal and acquisition rates, membership category growth, etc.).
  3. Plan and organize membership activities to recruit, acquire and retain members. Such activities include but are not limited to: exhibition previews, trips, members’ receptions, online events such as Zoom events for members, and collaborations with other institutions. Maintain membership records in Raiser’s Edge, development software.
  4. Maintain solid relationships with sales and front line staff, providing training and incentives to sell memberships, evaluating membership benefit utilization and effectiveness annually, and making recommendations for benefit changes/enhancements when needed.
  5. Work with marketing department to evaluate and maintain accuracy and effectiveness of membership presence on museum web site and in recruitment efforts; fulfill internal and external requests for mailing lists from database.
  6. Support and coordinate all aspects of the museum’s major donor group, Eagle Society, alongside the VP for Advancement. Including but not limited to, managing direct mail
    processes and acknowledgements, maintaining accurate records/files, planning the Eagle Society yearly calendar, assist in planning Eagle Society events, including planning yearly Eagle trip, creating annual appeals for Eagle prospects and members.
  7. Coordinate annual fund solicitations, including both direct mail and email campaigns. This includes writing stories for use in campaigns, working with marketing team to schedule mailings and e-blasts, pulling mailing lists from Raiser’s Edge, and ensuring all needed materials are available for these campaigns.
  8. Assist with other museum special events and activities as identified by supervisor.
  9. Fulfill donation requests from outside organizations for their fundraisers. Work with volunteers to get these mailed on a timely basis.
REQUIREMENTS / QUALIFICATIONS

Requirements/Qualifications:

  • College degree preferred and three to five year’s experience in nonprofit donor relations,
    membership management, marketing/PR, sales or related field
  • Excellent creative, oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work with diverse groups of people; friendly, outgoing and provide quality customer
    service
  • Interest in working with the public to obtain new members and steward current members
  • Good organizational skills and willingness to be flexible
  • Computer skills: MS Office suite, Raiser’s Edge and TAM knowledge is a plus
  • Contribute to a positive working environment and cooperate with co-workers, possess and maintain a strong sense of integrity, professionalism and sense of humor
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

A DIVERSE STAFF OF DEDICATED AND PASSIONATE PEOPLE: The Eiteljorg Museum seeks to attract, recruit and support a diverse staff of talented people. We offer competitive packages and practice equal opportunity employment policies. In this section, find listings for any open positions.

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

Summer 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 summer 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 late May to early August 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 March 21, 2020. More information is below.

JOB DESCRIPTION

Title: Marketing and Communications Spring Internship

Department: Marketing and Communications

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

The summer 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 summer events outdoors and indoors
  • 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
  • Delivering or distributing printed materials off-site
  • Attending regular meetings internally with museum staff and externally with tourism groups to maintain marketing visibility; and other duties as assigned.

The internship would last from approximately late May 2020 until early August 2020, but can be adjusted to finish earlier or later depending on the applicant’s college calendar and requirements. Typically, this position would be 20 hours per week during business hours on weekdays, but working certain evening and weekend events will be required, such as the Indian Market and Festival on June 27-28, the outdoor Summer Under The Sails concerts on Wednesday nights in June and July, and various other summer events outdoors and indoors. As the position is based in the Eiteljorg Museum in downtown Indianapolis, 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 March 21, 2020.  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 2021 Markets & Festivals 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 2021. Through this paid spring semester internship, a student will have the opportunity to gain insight into public programming in a museum setting that will bolster any resume.

Time commitment will be arranged between intern and supervisor, depending on intern’s program requirements – generally about 10-15 hours a week with as many as 15-25 hours during some mandatory dates. These dates are 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. More information is below.

**Internship is a paid internship February through June 2021, due to COVID-19 restrictions part or all of this internship may be virtual.

JOB DESCRIPTION

Title: Spring 2021 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

Collections Intern – Conservation Survey

April 30, May 3-8, 2021 (1 day onboarding, 6-day consecutive project term); $700 stipend

The Collections department of the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art seeks an intern to assist in the conservation survey of a recently acquired collection of textiles.

This opportunity will occur in person at the Eiteljorg Museum, and institutional COVID-19 protocols must be followed. The intern will report to the Collections Manager and Contract Conservator, and interact with the Director of Museum Collections and Registrar on a daily basis.  The intern will serve as scribe for the Conservator, inputting data into a computer-generated survey form. They will have the opportunity to learn about condition reporting, archival housing, exhibition requirements for textiles, and the development of conservation treatment proposals. They will also refine safe object handling skills.

The work requires interns to sit and perform data entry for long periods, as well as stand, stoop, lift, and climb.

Individuals of diverse backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply.

To Apply:

Please send resume (include applicable education, work, and volunteer experience) and cover letter (explain: 1) your interest in the position, 2) your unique qualifications, and 3) how this project supports your career goals) to Rebekah Ryan, Collections Manager, at rryan@eiteljorg.com by February 12, 2021.

Note: Changes may be made to the dates of this project due to COVID-19 travel restrictions. Updates will be made to this posting if that occurs.

No phone calls please.

JOB DESCRIPTION

Title: Collections Intern – Conservation Survey

Department: Collections

DETAILS:

Handling: Appropriate handling methods are key to keeping objects safe. The intern will appropriately handle a variety of objects and pack them using a variety of methods.

Condition Reporting: Knowing the condition of objects helps prioritize care as well as resources. The intern will lean how to evaluate object stability and write reports.

REQUIREMENTS / QUALIFICATIONS

REQUIREMENTS/QUALIFICATIONS:

Minimum Requirements: Enrolled in a Bachelor’s program in museum studies, conservation, art history, history, ethno history, or anthropology with knowledge of museum collections care practices. Applicants must be detail-oriented, enthusiastic, and capable of doing repetitive tasks with excellent computer skills.

Physical Demands: Ability to reach with hands and arms, stoop, and see. Ability to push, pull, lift, and carry 10-50 lbs. short distances. Ability to climb step stools, carry objects up stairs, and stand for long periods of time. Ability to enter data into a computer. Wear gloves and be able to perform delicate operations when dealing with fragile objects. Have good, clear communication skills, both verbally and written, and can understand spoken communications. Most work is performed in a climate-controlled environment.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

A DIVERSE STAFF OF DEDICATED AND PASSIONATE PEOPLE: The Eiteljorg Museum seeks to attract, recruit and support a diverse staff of talented people. We offer competitive packages and practice equal opportunity employment policies. In this section, find listings for any open positions.

ABOUT THE MUSEUM: 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 in all their diversity and complexity. 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.

Vice President of Administration and Chief Financial Officer

The Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art seeks a confident and experienced individual to lead its financial and administrative functions.  The Vice President is a member of the museum’s senior leadership team and oversees the museum’s accounting & finance area, human resources, and IT department and has 4 direct reports. This position also works closely with the board finance, audit, investment, and HR councils. The CFO is responsible for budgeting, financial statements and analysis, grant reporting, bank accounts, annual audit, tax-exempt bond financing, cash flow planning, and the museum’s endowment and other investment accounts. The purchase order system, accounts receivable and payable, insurance policies, personnel, employee benefits and technology areas fall under the CFO’s oversight.

Qualified candidate will be a Certified Public Accountant and have a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or Accounting. An MBA or advanced degree is desirable.

Eight to ten years of experience in finance and accounting with leadership responsibilities, experience with human resources, insurance and legal management. Experience in non-profit fund accounting is strongly preferred. Excellent communications, interpersonal and leadership skills.  The Eiteljorg Museum is a team-oriented organization that values the needs and interests of its communities in all of its activities.  The Eiteljorg strives for a diverse workplace and qualified candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.  Send resume with references to Personnel, Eiteljorg Museum, 500 W. Washington St., Indianapolis, IN 46204 or email to personnel@eiteljorg.com or FAX to 317.275.1430.

JOB DESCRIPTION

Title: Vice President of Administration and Chief Financial Officer

Department: Administration/Finance

Status: Non-Exempt

Employees Supervised: 5

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Prepare annual and long-range budgets with input from all museum departments. Prepare annual salary budget.  Project short- and long-term cash flows for planning purposes.
  2. Prepare and provide analysis of financial statements to guide budgetary control and decision making for the museum president, management staff and the board of directors. Act as primary contact person for audit firm and prepare schedules for annual audit. Serve as liaison to the board finance and audit council.
  3. Working with the museum’s development staff, monitor all grant funds and prepare periodic reports to grantors.
  4. Oversee purchase order system and ensure timely payment of invoices. Oversee accounts receivable billing process and bank reconciliations.  Monitor internal cash control procedures in all departments.
REQUIREMENTS / QUALIFICATIONS

REQUIREMENTS/QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or Accounting. MBA or advanced degree desirable
  • Certified Public Accountant. Experience in non-profit fund accounting strongly preferred
  • Eight or more years working in the finance and accounting fields, with a minimum of five years leadership responsibilities
  • Experience in human resources, insurance and legal management
  • Knowledgeable in investments and public finance
  • Strong organizational skills.  Ability to communicate clearly and effectively when speaking and in writing
  • Contribute to a positive working environment, and support team work
  • Commitment to the museum’s mission and diversity and inclusion goals
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

A DIVERSE STAFF OF DEDICATED AND PASSIONATE PEOPLE: The Eiteljorg Museum seeks to attract, recruit and support a diverse staff of talented people. We offer competitive packages and practice equal opportunity employment policies. In this section, find listings for any open positions.

ABOUT THE MUSEUM: 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 in all their diversity and complexity. 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.

Volunteer Coordinator

The Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians & Western Art is currently accepting resumes and applications for the position of Volunteer Coordinator. This full-time position with benefits will be the point person in the museum that works with our amazing volunteer core. A college degree and previous experience working with and coordinating volunteers is required. The right candidate will have strong organizational and communication skills and have the ability to pay close attention to detail. This position uses Microsoft computer products but having a working knowledge of our Blackbaud Raisers Edge database would be helpful. The Volunteer Coordinator, recruits, trains and places volunteers throughout the museum including guides and educational programming, special events such as Jingle Rails, Indian Market & Festival and other fundraising/exhibit events.

Please send your resume and cover letter to personnel@eiteljorg.com, faxed to 317.275.1430 or mailed to Lezlie Laxton, Director of Human Resources, Eiteljorg Museum, 500 W. Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46204.

JOB DESCRIPTION

Title: Volunteer Coordinator

Department: Administration/Finance

Status: Non-Exempt

Reporting Relationship: Director of Human Resources

Employees Supervised: 0

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Consult with all museum departments to identify and evaluate volunteer and intern needs and opportunities.
  2. Continually identify and develop strategic partnerships with community organizations, universities, service organizations and corporate volunteer groups by developing a diverse and innovative volunteer recruitment program to fit the museum’s increasing volunteer needs. Develop Web-based volunteer recruitment efforts and presence in conjunction with museum communications department.
  3. Process volunteer applications, background checks, and orientation for new volunteers and interns. Place volunteers for all museum programs, festivals and special events such as Indian Market and Festival, Jingle Rails, and Quest for the West. Work with the Public Programs Department to recruit and place new guides for annual training. Provide continued training as needed for events and exhibits.
  4. Manage volunteer database; electronically prepare reports and schedules for distribution for all volunteer assignments. Develop and regularly review all volunteer procedures and policies. Design and maintain a volunteer management operations manual and all printed and electronic materials for use by volunteers and museum staff.
  5. Design and implement a museum consolidated internship program while assisting museum staff with recruitment, onboarding and training.
  6. Manage Speakers Bureau program including taking requests from the community and scheduling volunteers.
  7. Communicate with volunteers to address museum events, needs and opportunities. Plan and implement all volunteer recognitions.
REQUIREMENTS / QUALIFICATIONS

REQUIREMENTS/QUALIFICATIONS:

  • College degree and previous experience working with and managing volunteers.
  • Strong project management, organizational and attention to details skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work with diverse groups of people and inspire dedication to the volunteer program as well as to the museum
  • Familiarity with local community, college/university volunteer agencies and organizations
  • Proficient Microsoft computer skills such as Word and Excel. Blackbaud Raisers Edge data base knowledge would be a plus
  • Ability to be flexible in daily schedule and to work a flexible schedule when volunteer needs dictate—must work some Saturdays as programming and festivals require.
  • Contribute to a positive working environment and work well within a team environment.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

A DIVERSE STAFF OF DEDICATED AND PASSIONATE PEOPLE: The Eiteljorg Museum seeks to attract, recruit and support a diverse staff of talented people. We offer competitive packages and practice equal opportunity employment policies. In this section, find listings for any open positions.

ABOUT THE MUSEUM: 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 in all their diversity and complexity. 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.

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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