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Chapel Attendant

Position Title:                   Chapel Attendant

Department:                     Visitor Services

Pay Type:                          Part-Time, Hourly, Non-Exempt

Reports To:                       Chapel Supervisor

Position Overview

The Rothko Chapel is a work of art, a sacred space of contemplation, meditation, and prayer creating opportunities for spiritual growth and dialogue that illuminate our shared humanity and inspire action leading to a world in which all are treated with dignity and respect.

The Chapel Attendant is a key member of the Rothko Chapel team serving as a frontline representative by ensuring visitors maintain a safe distance from the artwork, are respectful of the space and other visitors, and follow all rules/guidelines. Chapel Attendants are also responsible for maintaining a neat environment and reporting any issues to management, as well as responsible for all opening/closing activities. Attendants must have a general understanding of the Chapel’s mission and historical significance; however, most conversations will be directed to the Visitor Welcome House. This position may require standing for long periods of time with minimal talking and/or distracting activity (verbal or via technology) within the Chapel sanctuary, as well as providing basic hospitality in the vestibule. This job requires a flexible schedule including working weekends, holidays, and some evenings.

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General Responsibilities             

  • Help create an unobtrusive space and a respectful atmosphere for visitors to have their own experience by promoting the quietude of the Chapel by speaking softly and modeling the voice level/tone to visitors, when interaction is required
  • As assigned, track and record the number of visitors to the Chapel daily as well as during events and programs.
  • Help maintain the Chapel, plaza, and public restrooms by performing regular checks and basic, routine/basic housekeeping (more thorough cleaning services are contracted daily for restrooms).
  • Adhere to policies and procedures of the organization and embody the Chapel’s core values

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities

  • The ability to stand and remain vigilant for long periods of time.
  • Ability to respond quickly and agilely to disruptions and/or to enforce Chapel policies.
  • Ability to use standard MS Office software (Excel/Word, Outlook, Teams) as well as Scheduling software (currently the Chapel uses Homebase) a plus
  • Able to lift up to 25 pounds.
  • Courteous, cooperative, and supportive team player.
  • Interpersonal skills including:
    • A helpful, courteous, and patient manner while also being assertive and firm as required
    • Developing and maintaining positive professional rapport with staff and volunteers
    • A commitment to diversity and serving the needs of a diverse population
  • Available to work flexible hours including evenings, weekends, and holidays.
  • Able to work regularly assigned schedule as well as irregularly scheduled shifts on an as-needed basis.  
  • Adherence to a dress code; stipend provided to help staff members.
  • Represent the Chapel and embody its core values.

Education & Experience

  • Experience as a museum guard or gallery attendant preferred
  • Experience in visitor services and hospitality preferred
  • Knowledge of art/art history, human rights, or world religions a plus
  • Fluency in more than one language a plus

To apply, please email letter of interest, resume, and three professional references to HR@rothkochapel.org.
No phone calls please.

The Rothko Chapel is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values and encourages a diverse workforce.

Chapel Supervisor

Position Title:                   Chapel Supervisor

Department:                     Visitor Services

Pay Type:                          Full-Time, Hourly, Non-Exempt

Reports To:                       Operations Manager

Position Overview

The Rothko Chapel is a work of art, a sacred space of contemplation, meditation, and prayer creating opportunities for spiritual growth and dialogue that illuminate our shared humanity and inspire action leading to a world in which all are treated with dignity and respect.

The Chapel Supervisor is a key member of the Rothko Chapel team serving as a frontline representative by ensuring visitors maintain a safe distance from the artwork, are respectful of the space and other visitors, and follow all rules/guidelines. The Chapel Supervisor leads and assists all Chapel Attendants in maintaining a neat environment and reporting any issues to management, as well as responsible for all opening/closing activities. The Chapel Supervisor must have a general understanding of the Chapel’s mission and historical significance. This position may require standing for long periods of time with minimal talking and/or distracting activity (verbal or via technology) within the Chapel sanctuary, as well as providing basic hospitality in the vestibule. This job requires a flexible schedule including working weekends, holidays, and some evenings. 

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Supervisor Responsibilities

  • Open/Close the Chapel each day assigned
  • Supervise all Chapel Attendants during daily shifts, providing feedback where needed to maintain consistency and Chapel standards
  • Conduct morning check-ins with Attendants before the Chapel opens, discussing the day’s schedule (breaks, tours, programs, services, etc.)
  • Manage Chapel staff schedules and daily timesheets (using Homebase), coordinating with the Operations Manager to ensure the Chapel is adequately staffed
  • Report all maintenance and security issues to the Operations Manager
  • Ensure the completion and submission of all appropriate Incident Report Forms
  • Substitute for Chapel Attendants in case of emergency or as needed
  • Participate in interviews for new hires, provide training, and conduct annual evaluations of Chapel staff
  • Participate in regular meetings with Welcome House and Chapel staff, coordinating on staffing levels, breaks, and other items as needed

 

General Responsibilities

  • Monitor visitors in a welcoming/hospitable manner, ensuring they maintain a safe distance from the artwork, are respectful of the space and other visitors, while helping enforce Chapel guidelines (No food/liquids, photography, talking on cell phones, etc.).
  • Understand all Chapel visitor guidelines and emergency procedures
  • Ensure that the environment inside the chapel is suitable for artwork, monitoring all alarms/systems in place for humidity/temperature as well as checking for possible compromise due to pests
  • Help create an unobtrusive space and a respectful atmosphere for visitors to have their own experience by promoting the quietude of the Chapel by speaking softly and modeling the voice level/tone to visitors, when interaction is required
  • Ensure that the number of visitors to the Chapel daily as well as during events and programs is tracked and recorded.
  • Help maintain the Chapel, plaza, and public restrooms by performing regular checks and basic, routine/basic housekeeping (more thorough cleaning services are contracted daily for restrooms).
  • Coordinate with Chapel Attendants and Welcome House staff to manage visitor volume and large tour groups, and communicate other security concerns
  • Adhere to policies and procedures of the organization and embody the Chapel’s core values
  • Help troubleshoot Chapel technology and equipment as needed

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities

  • Able to provide consistent and ongoing supervision, providing constructive feedback as needed
  • Able to stand and remain vigilant for long periods of time.
  • Able to respond quickly and agilely to situations
  • Ability to use standard MS Office software (Excel/Word, Outlook, Teams) as well as Scheduling software (currently the Chapel uses Homebase)
  • Able to lift up to 25 pounds.
  • Be a courteous, cooperative, and supportive team player.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills including:
    • A helpful, courteous, and patient manner while also being assertive and firm as required
    • Developing and maintaining positive professional rapport with staff and volunteers
    • A commitment to diversity and serving the needs of a diverse population
  • Adherence to a dress code; stipend provided to help staff members.
  • Available to work flexible hours including evenings, weekends, and holidays.
  • Represent the Chapel and embody its core values.

Education & Experience

  • Experience as a museum guard, gallery attendant or other security work required
  • Supervisory experience required
  • Experience in visitor services and hospitality preferred
  • Minimum high school diploma/GED or 3+ years’ relevant work experience preferred
  • Knowledge of art, art history, or world religions a plus
  • Fluency in more than one language a plus

To apply, please email letter of interest, resume, and three professional references to HR@rothkochapel.org.
No phone calls please.

The Rothko Chapel is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values and encourages a diverse workforce.

become a Rothko Chapel intern

Our interns are involved in activities that can range from office support to more substantive projects, depending on the needs of the organization and your skills.

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internship opportunities

The Rothko Chapel is always looking for dedicated individuals who possess a strong interest in the areas of art, spirituality, and human rights, and who seek to gain valuable experience working within a non-profit organization. Internship opportunities are made available on a case-by-case basis, and are customized depending on the applicant’s area of interests, skills and past work experience, and duration of commitment, availability, and the organizations’ needs.

INTERNSHIP TERMS

Fall – Winter
September – December

Winter – Spring
January – May

Summer
June – August

Archives Intern - Summer 2020

INTERNSHIP DESCRIPTION

The Rothko Chapel seeks an enthusiastic intern to work in the Rothko Chapel archives. The unpaid internship provide an invaluable opportunity for a student or post-grad interested in pursuing studies or a career in archives, library science, or the non-profit sector. The Rothko Chapel Archive contains over 400,000 items stored in archival quality boxes and filing cabinets documenting the Chapel’s history since its founding in 1971. The fall internship will consist of a variety of tasks in support of the ongoing maintenance and strengthening of the Rothko Chapel Archive. The intern will process collections, catalog and process books, help prepare information and collections for research, and perform any other function necessary to the operation of the Rothko Chapel Archive. This internship position reports to the Director of Programs and Community Engagement. 

JOB DUTIES AND REQUIREMENTS

•    Process incoming and backlogged collections by accessioning them into the main collection.  
•    Organizing archival materials 
•    Re-housing documents in acid-free folders and containers
•    Arrange, describe, and manage inventory using ArchivesSpace
•    Assist researchers on-site electronically with reference requests
•    Lift boxes of no more than 50 lbs.
•    Manage the digitization of the collection, using internal and external resources as needed

QUALIFICATIONS

•    Strong organizational skills required
•    Must be detail oriented with excellent research skills
•    Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
•    Ability to work independently with little or no supervision 
•    Ability to work in a team and to prioritize projects
•    Goal oriented with exceptional time management 
•    Competency working with databases and in Microsoft Office systems
•    Experience working in archives or libraries is preferred

TERMS

Unpaid/Volunteer Internship (June-August 2020) with the possibility of an extension

Work an average of 20 hours per week (schedule is flexible)

To apply, please email letter of interest and resume to hr@rothkochapel.org.
No phone calls please.

The Rothko Chapel is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values and encourages a diverse workforce.