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Gallery Attendant
Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara, CA

Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara

POSITION: Gallery Attendant

SEASONAL PART-TIME NON EXEMPT (September 8 - December 17, 2017)


  • Wednesday: 11 am - 5 pm

  • Thursday: 11 am - 8 pm

  • Friday: 11 am - 5 pm

  • Saturday: 11 am - 5 pm

  • Sunday: Noon - 5 pm

REPORTS TO: Director of Operations, Exhibitions Manager


Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara is hiring Gallery Attendants to support one of three locations of the exhibition Guatemala from 33,000 Km. This ambitious exhibition opens to the public September 16, 2017 as a part of the Getty Museum's PST: LA/LA initiative and showcases more than 50 contemporary Guatemalan artists over three locations in Santa Barbara. One of those locations will require additional staffing during all of the museum's regular hours. Gallery Attendants will open and close the location, ensure the security of the art works at the location during their shift, and attend to exhibition visitors. Training is provided.


  • Reliable, trustworthy, self-motivated, and able to work with minimal supervision

  • Must have the ability to interact effectively with diverse staff, members, supporters, and community in a courteous and professional manner

  • Demonstrate good decisions and sound judgment

  • Passion for art and culture

  • Enjoys people

  • Effective communicator

  • Customer service experience preferred

  • Basic comfort level with technology

  • Applicants must be able to commit to a minimum of 2 days, 4 shifts, or 12 hours a week

  • Applicants should be available to attend day-time trainings on 9/8, 9/13, and 9/15

  • Applicants should be able to commit from September 8 - December 17, 2017



  • Greet visitors

  • Engage visitors in exploration of the exhibition

  • Share information about MCASB, the exhibition, and the artworks


  • Open and close the exhibition, unlocking and locking facility, turning lights on and off, etc.

  • Complete daily Exhibition Checklist and provide reports to supervisors

  • Ensure the security of the artwork during shift


Gallery Attendants will frequently work unsupervised. Position requires both sitting and standing for lengths of time, as well as walking. Minimal lifting. Must have reliable transportation between MCASB main space and exhibition location.

This is a seasonal, grant-funded position. Compensation is $11/hr. Employees are eligible for 1 hour of sick leave for every 30 hours worked, after 30 days worked, up to 24 hours total. No other benefits apply.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, two references, and availability to hello at mcasantabarbara dot org, with the subject line “Gallery Attendant”

About Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara

Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara (MCASB) is a non-profit, non-collecting art museum that advances creativity and inspires critical thinking through meaning engagement with the art of our time. The MCASB is the premier venue for contemporary art between Los Angeles and the Bay Area.

MCASB is committed to providing superior quality and unparalleled customer service in all aspects of our work. We believe each employee contributes to the success and growth of our organization. MCASB is proud of the professional qualifications of the members of its staff. The ambitious goals and many accomplishments of MCASB are due to a large extent to the commitments, talents, devotion to high standards and effective work of its staff.  MCASB takes great pride in its cooperative culture and embraces it as one of our fundamental strengths. MCASB constantly seeks to maintain an atmosphere of open dialogue that promotes interaction and the exchange of ideas among employees. Effective teamwork is one of MCASB's core values. In addition, MCASB embraces individual thinking and creativity.

MCASB provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. MCASB complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.


Deadline: 09-07-2017

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