Full-time and Part-time Positions

 

Many different talents and skills are needed to provide management and support for the museum. The positions listed below are currently open. Applications are accepted only for the position(s) listed.

Volunteering

 

Our volunteers and interns are critical in our efforts to achieve and maintain the mission of the Menil Collection. While the Menil does not have paid internships, our volunteer program matches individuals with interesting and rewarding positions within all museum departments.

 

  • Manager of Membership

    Description

    Qualifications

    Interested Candidates

    General Responsibilities:

    The Membership Manager will report to the Director of Individual Giving and will help drive the strategies to attract new members and increase annual support, with special focus on the identification and implementation of new marketing initiatives in support of membership. This position is a critical member of a team responsible for growing the membership base with ambitious associated revenue goals.

     

    Specific Duties:

    1. Manage all aspects of membership recruitment at the entry level up to $10,000, including acquisition, direct marketing, retention, renewal, and programming initiatives.

    2. Develop and implement key strategies to grow the membership base and revenue; achieve a high retention rate and upgrades among renewing members.

    3. Work with the curatorial department and other relevant museum staff to develop interesting and unique programs and benefits for the Menil’s membership; responsible for positioning programs on the calendar in close coordination with the special events and public programs departments.

    4. Provide support and leadership to Menil Contemporaries Steering Committee and Menil Society Committee.  Cultivate these leadership groups to be effective Menil volunteers.

    5. Oversee all member communications, including printed and electronic materials and website content.

    6. Refine and maintain tracking systems to collect and analyze data on membership activity.

    7. Monitor and track the onsite membership sales and donations; train and motivate staff to promote and sell memberships.

    8. Represent the membership department at member events and within the organization and the community.

    9. Attend all membership events and programs; actively participate in development and special events as needed.

    10. Supervise one full-time membership coordinator and two full-time visitor/membership associates

    11. Manage other projects as assigned by the Director of Individual Giving.

    1. Bachelor’s degree and at least five years membership experience in a museum environment.

    2. Demonstrated interest in art; creative, flexible, team player; excellent written and verbal communications skills.

    3. Superior interpersonal skills.

    4. Supervisory experience with volunteers or clerical personnel a plus.

    5. Some evening and weekend work is required.

    6. Computer fluency in MS Office, Raiser’s Edge, or other donor database software.

     

     

    Salary and benefits competitive and commensurate with experience.  Please send resume and cover letter to:

     

    Director of Human Resources

    The Menil Collection

    1511 Branard Street

    Houston, Texas 77006

     

    Application materials may also be emailed to smmaloch@menil.org.

     

    The Menil Collection is recognized nationally and internationally for the quality and depth of its art collection and for the beautiful building by Renzo Piano which it occupies.  The Menil produces stimulating, focused exhibitions and is known for the quality of its scholarly publications.  Many consider it one of the greatest private art collections in the United States.

  • Financial Analyst

    Description

    Qualifications

    Interested Candidates

    General Responsibilities:

    The Financial Analyst provides administrative and project support to the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the Menil Foundation.

     

    Specific Duties:

    Administrative

    1. Represent the CFO’s office in a professional manner and maintain a positive effective working relationship with all departments, employees, and Board of Trustee members.

    2. Support the CFO with various administrative tasks relating to finance, insurance, and real estate.

    3. Assist CFO in coordination of Board of Trustee Finance, Audit, and Retirement Plan committee meetings and record minutes.

    4. Prepare, revise and update PowerPoint presentations and Excel spreadsheets.  Be proactive in the collection and amendments of data and reports.

    5. Manage the flow and maintenance of contract documents.

    6. Provide historical reference by developing and utilizing filing and retrieval systems.

     

    Budget and Finance

    1. Provide ad hoc financial reporting, internal audit, and analysis support to the CFO, as requested.

    2. Organize financial and budget reports and proactively take steps to understand the Menil Foundation’s budget process.

    3. Participate in the Foundation’s annual budget process and mid-fiscal year review.

    4. Maintain the capital campaign project accounting for the Advancement Department including tracing current and anticipated expenditures, reconciling and coding invoices.

    5. Assist the CFO and Manager of Facilities and Security with reconciling and coding invoices, as needed.

     

    Digital File Fluency

    1. Demonstrate ability to digitize and maintain files using most current technology.

    2. Support of the Menil’s intranet site.

    3. Keep accurate records of documents on the Finance and Accounting Department’s intranet pages.

    1. Bachelor’s degree required in Accounting or Finance, or other bachelor’s degree in combination with MBA and/or relevant experience.

    2. Three years of experience in accounting and/or, administrative environment.  Exposure to real estate construction and management highly desirable.

    3. Excellent written and oral communication skills.

    4. Demonstrated high-level proficiency and extensive knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.  Experience in SharePoint or similar intranet or similar web application framework.

    5. Must have a high level of interpersonal skills and be able to handle sensitive and confidential matters with appropriate discretion and responsibility.

    6. Ability to organize, assess, and manage multiple competing priorities and work well under pressure.

    Salary and benefits competitive and commensurate with experience.

     

    Please send resume and cover letter to: Director of Human Resources, the Menil Collection, 1511 Branard Street, Houston, Texas 77006.

     

    Application materials may also be emailed to:  smmaloch@menil.org.

  • Imaging Services Specialist

    Description

    Qualifications

    Interested Candidates

    The Menil Collection seeks a qualified individual to support the Registration Department with Rights and Reproductions requests as well as Imaging and Cataloguing duties.

     

    General Responsibilities:

    The Imaging Services Specialist processes internal and external requests for images of objects in the collection to be reproduced, seeing requests through from initial contact through to providing deliverables. The Imaging Services Specialist also assists with special projects such as ARTstor image contributions, a large-scale museum-wide digitization initiative, and implementation of digital asset management software.

     

    Specific Rights & Reproduction Duties:

    1. Respond to public requests for photographic material to be reproduced.

    2. Initiate rights and reproductions contracts and invoices, establish rates for usage.

    3. Maintain databases (transparencies, CDs, contacts, etc.), process agreements and invoices, and track receipt of copies of publications.

    4. Assist with research and resolve copyright permission issues related to the reproduction and filming of collection objects for print, website, and press use.

    5. Update licensing and photography agreements, as needed.

    6. Work with various museum departments (including Curatorial, Membership, and Publications) to secure copyright permission for reproductions featured in Menil Collection publications.

     

    Specific Imaging Duties:

    7. Scan and/or photograph transparencies, negatives, slides, and documentation.

    8. Assess digital image files for quality assurance purposes and identify images that need to be rescanned or photographed from their original formats.

    9. Organize, maintain, and properly store all Menil Collection visual resources, including transparencies, photographic prints, and digital images.

    10. Assist with new photography of collection objects as well as photography of objects borrowed for temporary exhibitions, as needed.

    11. Maintain the Imaging Services studio space, image library, and supplies.

     

    Specific Cataloguing Duties:

    12. Research, vet, enter, and update credit lines and photography credits in the collection management database (TMS).

    13. Research, vet, enter, and update image metadata into the digital asset management software.

    14. Organize, archive, and file images in the image library.

     

    Desired Skills:

    1. Thorough knowledge of intellectual property law, including “fair use” and similar copyright issues is required, as well as the ability to interpret and communicate copyright information to the layperson.

    2. Ability to professionally and diplomatically correspond with artists, artist foundations and estates, museums, artist rights societies such as ARS and VAGA, and the general public.

    3. Thorough understanding of digital still image file creation including image sizing, bit depth, color profiling, image resolution, compression, and creating derivatives.

    4. Working knowledge of digital archiving standards and best practices including file naming and embedding and extracting metadata from and into digital image files according to standards and workflows.

    5. Basic knowledge of The Museum System (TMS) and digital asset management software.

    6. Moderate skill level with Photoshop and Acrobat.

    7. Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Excel and Word.

    8. Ability to work both on the Mac and PC.

    9. Knowledge of digital cameras, scanners, lighting, and light tables.

     

     

    1. A minimum of three to five years’ experience in a Rights & Reproduction role is highly desired, preferably at a museum, image archive, or other arts-related or non-profit organization.

    2. Digital imaging experience in an Imaging studio at a museum, photo archive or agency preferred, but not required.

    3. Expertise in cataloguing and archiving, media conservation, and knowledge of developments in the digital field required.

    4. A BA in an arts-related field such as Media Studies, Museum Studies, Art History, etc. with knowledge or appreciation of art and architecture including modern and ancient art is preferred.

    5. Experience working in a fast-paced, results-driven environment with tight deadlines.

    6. Must enjoy working both collaboratively and independently.

     

     

    Salary and benefits competitive and commensurate with experience.

     

    Please send resume and cover letter with salary expectations to: Human Resources, the Menil Collection, 1511 Branard Street, Houston, Texas 77006.

     

    Application materials may also be emailed to:  smmaloch@menil.org.

  • Prospect Researcher

    Description

    Qualifications

    Interested Candidates

    General Responsibilities:

    The prospect researcher is responsible for providing proactive research that identifies and profiles individual, corporate, and foundation donors/prospective donors capable of making leadership/major gifts for the capital campaign and annual fund.  Prepares comprehensive background summaries to identify capability and interest, and estimation of financial capacity in order to guide the cultivation and gift request strategies utilized by advancement staff.

     

    Specific Duties:

    1. Identify and qualify potential leadership/major gifts donors capable of upper level annual fund, major and capital campaign gifts from online database, internet sources, newspapers, business reports, art-related periodicals, printed and electronic annual and donor reports and other resources as appropriate.

    2. Analyze current donor base for leadership/major gift prospects.

    3. Conduct biographical and financial research on donors utilizing in-house files and a variety of on-line, electronic and printed sources.

    4. Evaluate, organize, edit, verify and extrapolate data into comprehensive, dynamic reports on leadership/major gifts, campaign, and annual donor prospects.

    5. Work with the manager of development services to update and maintain biographic information in Raiser’s Edge database.

    6. Produce and coordinate distribution of comprehensive biographical, financial and philanthropic reports on prospective donors in support of staff and volunteer solicitation efforts.  Respond to inquiries from senior management and key fundraising staff to support ongoing front-line cultivation, qualification and identification efforts.

    7. Prioritize and determine research strategies and requests.

    8. Participate in prospect review meetings with development staff, as well as strategy meetings for specific fundraising initiatives and institutional priorities.

    9. Write confidential research profiles on individual and institutional donors for meetings and strategic planning and prepare background briefing for their cultivation, solicitation and participation in special events.

    10. Assist in rating donors and prospects in terms of inclination and capacity and consult members of the advancement team on cultivation and solicitation strategies.

    11. Adhere to recognized fundraising and research ethics policies and standards as set forth by the Association of Professional Researchers of Advancement (APRA).

    12. Maintain highest standards of professionalism and customer service in all interactions within the office.

     

     

    Qualifications, Skills, and Competencies:

    Bachelor’s degree in English, Journalism, or related liberal arts field preferred, with three years of prospect research experience.  Extensive computer skills including knowledge of the Raiser’s Edge software, Microsoft Office Suite; search engines and other online databases.  Must demonstrate understanding of the function of prospect research in an advancement office, of prospect/library methodology, and of the use and availability of a variety of hard-copy and computerized sources; skilled in reading and interpreting financial, technical, and trade documents and journals, including annual reports, real property files, and court records.  Must be persistent and resourceful, especially in exploring and adapting research methodology.   Ability to maintain sensitive and confidential information; follow and promote the American Prospect Research Association’s ethical guidelines for the collection and use of information.  Must be highly organized, able to work independently, and have an ability to work under pressure to coordinate multiple requests and meet competing deadlines.

     

    Salary and benefits competitive and commensurate with experience.

     

    Please send resume, cover letter and salary expectation to: Director of Human Resources, the Menil Collection, 1511 Branard Street, Houston, Texas 77006.

     

    Application materials may also be emailed to:  smmaloch@menil.org.

  • Volunteer - Menil Collection Library

    Description

    Contact

    The Menil Collection is recognized nationally and internationally for the quality and depth of its art collection and for the beautiful building by Renzo Piano which it occupies.  The Menil produces stimulating, focused exhibitions and is known for the quality of its scholarly publications.  Many consider it one of the greatest private art collections in the United States.

     

    VOLUNTEER DUTIES:

    • Check in books
    • Re-shelve books
    • Monitor shelf reading and arrangement
    • Conduct inventory of stacks
    • File auction catalogs
    • File articles in artist and historical files

     

    PREFERRED VOLUNTEER QUALITIES:

    • Appreciation of and familiarity with art
    • Willingness to learn basics of Library of Congress system
    • Pleasant attitude
    • Understanding that reliability is critical
    • Ability to lift and carry up to 15 pounds

     

    BENEFITS AND EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES:

    • Learn functions of an art research library and improve your library skills
    • Access to art books and magazines in the library collection
    • Learn how to assist in research and communicate clearly

    Suzanne Maloch

    Director of Human Resources

    Menil Foundation, Inc. / The Menil Collection

    1511 Branard Street

    Houston, TX   77006

    fax: 713.525.9444

    email: smmaloch@menil.org

Contact (By U.S. Post)

Human Resources Department
 The Menil Collection
 1511 Branard Street
 Houston, Texas 77006

 

Fax (713) 525-9444

 

How to Apply For a full-time or part-time position or a volunteer opportunity, please email a cover letter, resume, and salary history/expectations (if applicable), as a MS Word document, or send the same by U.S. Post or fax. Resumes are acknowledged by email upon receipt.

 

No phone calls, please.

 

The Menil Collection is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values and encourages a diverse workforce.

THE MENIL COLLECTION

(713) 525-9400

1533 Sul Ross Street  |  Houston, Texas  |  77006

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