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Program & Volunteer Coordinator

Classification:    Full-Time, Salary, Exempt
Salary:                $40,000 to $47,500
Benefits:             Paid Time Off, 401K Matching, Fully Covered Health, Dental and Vision Insurance, FSA

Schedule:           Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm + some evenings and weekends
Reports to:         Director of Public Programs (DPP)
 

Summary: The Program and Volunteer Coordinator (PVC) provides support to the Director of Public Programs (DPP) and implements programmatic activity throughout the year, both at the Chapel and off-site events. The PVC handles coordination and logistics for all public programs and audience development, including public concerts, lectures, meditations, interfaith vigils, and community meetings as determined by the DPP, Executive Director, and Program Committee. The PVC coordinates and assists in the management of all aspects of the Guild (volunteers) from recruitment and interviews to orientation, educational offerings, and evaluations.

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Public Programs:

  • Support DPP with development of program season, symposia, and Oscar Romero Awards (ORA)
  • Coordinate monthly program schedule and related logistics including presenter contracts, travel and itineraries, rental equipment, audio/video/photography, staging and audience seating, rehearsals, print programs, sales of special items, registrations, receptions, and other contracted support
  • Secure in-kind contributions and coordinate vendors as needed for programs
  • Oversee front-of-house logistics in collaboration with Operations Department, including scheduling volunteers
  • Attend and support back-of-house production of all public programs, including serving as Chapel representative and spokesperson as needed
  • Assist in evaluating and assessing potential and current programming for suitability and quality, including collecting program-related data
  • Support DPP and Communications Director in implementing marketing plans and audience development for program season including editing graphic design templates and supporting targeted outreach, paid advertisements, and other distribution plans
  • Maintain program related areas of the website including updating content for upcoming programs and archival materials for past events
  • Coordinate, attend, and take minutes for all Program Committee meetings

Guild Program (Rothko Chapel Volunteers):

  • Execute all volunteer communications, recruitment, orientations and trainings, meetings, and evaluations
  • Organize Guild social and educational events in collaboration with Guild leadership
  • Coordinate Guild scheduling for Public Programs
  • Attend all official Guild related functions

Other:

  • Attend all staff meetings and Chapel activities, including community events as needed
  • Serve as Chapel representative as needed, embodying the Chapel’s core values
  • Perform all other duties as assigned by the DPP & Executive Director
  • Lead group tours when needed

Qualifications, Skills & Attributes:

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field with the ideal candidate having 1-3 years of relevant professional experience
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Basic working experience with Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator
  • Experience with video meeting platforms (Zoom), volunteer management systems (Volgistics), video and audio hosting platforms (Vimeo, SoundCloud), website editing platforms, and event livestreaming platforms
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
  • Ability to work collaboratively within a small, close team environment and across different personalities and cultural backgrounds
  • Efficient multi-tasker with established time-management skills
  • Highly organized with meticulous attention to details

To apply, please email letter of interest, resume, and three professional references to hr@rothkochapel.org.
No phone calls or in person applications please.

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

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 preferred

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

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

Welcome House Associate

Position Title:                   Visitor Welcome House Associate

Department:                     Visitor Services

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

Reports To:                       Welcome House Supervisor

 

Position Overview

The Rothko Chapel is a work of art, a sacred space of contemplation, meditation, and prayer where persons of all beliefs can explore and share spiritual bonds and discuss problems of worldwide interest while actively pursuing peace, justice, and the well-being of society.

The Welcome House Associate (WHA) plays a vital role in the guest experience of the Chapel by creating a welcoming environment, managing gift shop and program ticket sales, and providing information on the Chapel and its history, upcoming programming and opportunities for engagement, and pertinent visitor information. This position requires a flexible schedule including working weekends, holidays, and some evenings.

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Responsibilities           

  • Open and close the Welcome House (WH) each day assigned
  • Welcome guests to the Chapel campus
  • Invite guests to sign-in at the kiosk and make recommendations on how to enhance their visit (exploring brochures, didactic displays, etc.)
  • Answer questions about the Chapel, its mission, history, and upcoming events
  • Understand all Chapel visitor guidelines and emergency procedures
  • Coordinate with Chapel Attendants throughout the day via radio to communicate visitor volume, large tour groups, programs and events, and communicate security concerns
  • Maintain stock of all gift shop and educational materials, including brochures, flyers, promotional materials, etc.
  • Manage all sales, including gift shop transactions, donations, and reconcile sales each day at closing
  • Accept deliveries of new merchandise for the gift shop
  • Operate sign-in, donation and didactic display software, and locker system
  • Answer guest phone calls on Saturdays and Sundays, providing information on hours, events, and programs, and forwarding calls to the appropriate administrator voicemail if needed
  • Conduct basic housekeeping, such as cleaning displays, glass, tidying the restrooms, and breakroom
  • Provide on-site supervision to Guild volunteers during their shifts
  • Provide additional support during events, programs, and services as assigned, including assistance with box office and program sign-in processes
  • Attend staff meetings and any required trainings and continuing education
  • Adhere to policies and procedures of the organization and embody the Chapel’s core values

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities

  • Experience with Point of Sale system(s) required
  • Experience with Windows and/or Microsoft Office Suite, and online ticketing systems preferred
  • Ability to deal accurately with money, including daily sales reporting
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills including:
    • A helpful, courteous, and patient manner
    • Developing and maintaining positive professional rapport with staff, volunteers, and board
    • A commitment to diversity and serving the needs of a diverse population
  • Able to multi-task
  • Able to lift up to 25 pounds

Education & Experience

  • Minimum high school diploma/GED required, some college preferred
  • Experience in retail and customer service required, preferably in a museum or gallery setting
  • Experience with supervision of volunteers or employees preferred
  • Knowledge of art, art history, world religions, or Human Rights a plus
  • Fluency in Spanish or in a language other than English strongly preferred

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