Armenian Museum of America

65 Main Street
Watertown, MA 02472
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Date Posted:
August 19, 2021

Region:
Eastern Massachusetts

Category:
Other

Type:
Part-Time

Visitor Services Representative

Description:

The Armenian Museum of America in Watertown, MA, is recruiting a part-time Visitor Services Representative to manage the admissions desk, promote membership, and operate the gift shop. As a member of the Armenian Museum Team you will be working with a close-knit group dedicated to the preservation and promotion of Armenian history and culture.

Responsibilities:

· Selling admissions tickets to guests

· Promoting and selling memberships to guests

· Handling gift shop transactions using Square

· Daily cleaning assignments and general tidiness of the shop and galleries

· Assist with shop inventory control

· Document and share feedback from museum guests

· Answer visitor “frequently asked questions”

· Become familiar with the content of the exhibitions

Qualifications:

· Interest in museums and history

· Outgoing and engaging personality

· Available to work weekends and special events

· Experience in customer-service jobs a plus

· Knowledge of Armenian history and/or language a plus

· Flexible, reliable, and a team-player

This position will be for Thursdays and Fridays, and occasional weekends.

How To Apply:

To apply, please send resume and cover letter by August 31 to zquinn@armenianmusuem.org.

Apply by:
August 31, 2021
Salary:
$15
About this Organization:
The Armenian Museum of America is the largest Armenian Museum in the Diaspora. It has grown into a major repository for all forms of Armenian material culture that illustrate the creative endeavors of the Armenian people over the centuries. Today, the Museum’s collections hold more than 25,000 artifacts including 5,000 ancient and medieval Armenian coins, 1,000 stamps and maps, 30,000 books, 3,000 textiles and 180 Armenian inscribed rugs, and an extensive collection of Urartian and religious artifacts, ceramics, medieval illuminations, and various other objects. The collection includes historically significant objects, including five of the Armenian Bibles printed in Amsterdam in 1666.

But the Armenian Museum is more than just a storehouse of artifacts. It’s a living museum and library which offers exhibits and diverse cultural and literary programs to its members and the community at large. It is where Armenian-Americans can visit to discover their roots and where people of all ethnic backgrounds can see how the story of the Armenian people plays a vital part within the rich cultural symphony that is America..