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Art Gallery Assistant

Company: Tacoma Community College
Location: Tacoma
Posted on: January 22, 2023

Job Description:


$20.00 Hourly


Tacoma WA 98466, WA

Job Type

Part Time


Academic Affairs

Job Number

23-04-TMP #MON

Who We Are
Tacoma Community College is a public two-year institution that serves a diverse population of approximately 14,000 students. We embrace our identity as a community college and strongly encourage applications from candidates who recognize and honor the important role that equity, diversity, and inclusion brings to an educational community. Our stated mission is to create meaningful and relevant learning, inspire greater equity, and celebrate success in our lives and in our communities. According to the Community College Survey of Student Engagement, TCC ranks high on measures of active and collaborative learning and support for learners, thanks to our creative and effective staff and faculty. We seek to recruit and retain a workforce that:

  • Reflects the diversity of our community
  • Is attracted by the campus mission promoting equitable access to educational opportunities
  • Cares about student success and collaborates on strategies to facilitate success for underrepresented populations
  • Welcomes difference and models respectful interaction with others
  • Engages effectively with the community both within and outside of TCC.This position provides on-going support for the Gallery Director. This position assists with front desk duties, monitoring safety and security of artwork, installations/deinstallations, and performs related clerical support functions under the direction of the Gallery Director and Dean for Creative Arts, Literature, and Communication.
    Essential Functions
    • Assists with front desk duties including greeting visitors, answering the telephone, answering questions about the Gallery or artwork on exhibit, recording attendance, temperature and humidity levels, and sales of Gallery Shop items
    • Assists with creating a positive learning environment for students visiting the Gallery.
    • Performs general clerical duties such as typing gallery mailing lists and labels
    • Under the direction of the Gallery Director, assists with exhibit installations and deinstallations. This may include assisting with light wall repair (patching and painting), changing light bulbs and adjusting light fixtures, moving art work from one location to another within the building, assisting with receiving and releasing art work
    • Assists with Gallery Receptions and other events
    • Assists with condition reporting and care of the Washington State Public Art Collection on campus
      Minimum Qualifications:
      • High school graduation or equivalent
        Preferred Qualifications:
        • Knowledge of art and gallery experience is desirable
          Conditions of Employment:
          • Successful completion of a criminal history background check prior to employment
          • Must be able to climb up and down ladders up to 12 feet tall
          • Must be able to lift up to 30 pounds The Successful Candidate Must Demonstrate
            • Ethic and integrity, and sound professional judgement
            • An appreciation of diversity and the benefits of a commitment to cultural awareness and sensitivity in the workplace
            • Excellent customer service skills; including establishing, building and maintaining internal/external customer satisfaction
            • Ability to be self-directed and work independently in a team environment
            • Ability to pay attention to detail, multi-task, and prioritize work flow
            • Strong written, verbal and organizational skills
            • Strong customer service skills

              Application Process
              Complete application packages must include the following:
            • Tacoma Community College online application.
            • Resume & cover letter. Terms of Employment

              This part-time hourly position is bound by the WAC 357-04-045 provisions above. This position is scheduled to work varied hours from 5 - 10 hours per week but will vary depending on exhibits and receptions scheduled. Flexibility in scheduling is required to meet the needs of the program. The rate of pay for the position is $20.00 per hour.
              Tacoma Community College values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Educator. Tacoma Community College provides equal opportunity in education and employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, creed, religion, or status as a veteran of war. Prohibited sex discrimination includes sexual harassment (unwelcome sexual conduct of various types). Provides reasonable accommodations for qualified students, employees, and applicants with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Federal Rehabilitation Act. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Stephen Smith, Title VII and Title IX, Building 14, 253-566-5055; Dr. Davi Kallman, Section 504 Officer, Building 7, 253-566-5157. Tacoma Community College is a smoke-free/drug-free environment. This recruitment announcement does not reflect the entire job description and can be changed and or modified without notice.

              Tacoma Community College
              Human Resources
              6501 S 19th St Bldg. 14, Tacoma WA 98466

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