Our Mission and Core Values
The Chrysler Museum exists to enrich and transform lives. We bring art and people together through experiences that delight, inform, and inspire. Our core values are the foundation of who we are, what we stand for and what we do. They define us as an institution and guide the way in which we interact with each other, our visitors, our volunteers, and the community in general. To support the Chrysler Museum’s mission, we strive to pursue excellence in all of the following core values:
Learning: We provide exemplary learning opportunities and strive to achieve, through continuous learning, excellence in all our endeavors.
Accessibility: We strive to exceed our visitors’ expectations at every point of contact and to make our facilities, exhibits, and programs accessible for all audiences.
Diversity: We value diversity and recognize that our differences make us stronger. We welcome different perspectives, experiences, beliefs, and values and strive to maintain an inclusive environment.
Respect: We treat each other, our visitors, and our volunteers with respect and professionalism and promote an environment where people can contribute, innovate, and excel.
Stewardship: We provide ethical and responsible care for the art collection and campus entrusted to us. We maintain fiscal accountability, practice environmental sustainability, and make the best use of the Museum’s resources.
Work at Chrysler
It takes an entire team to do something big. We work hard to care for an impressive art collection of more than 30,000 objects and to create a welcoming and engaging environment for our visitors. We strive to make a difference in our community by bringing art and people together to enrich and transform lives. Help us fulfill that mission, and join the Chrysler team.
Temporary Contract Position – Art Camp Instructor
The Chrysler Museum of Art seeks energetic and creative instructors for its yearly summer camps, held June 29th – July 31st, 2020. The Museum offers three week-long summer camps over five weeks serving children and youth aged 4-16 in full day and half day camps.Expand to see full description
The Chrysler Museum of Art seeks energetic and creative instructors for its yearly summer camps, held June 29th – July 31st, 2020. The Museum offers three week-long summer camps over five weeks serving children and youth aged 4-16 in full day and half day camps. The three camps offered are:
Fantastic Beests! Summer Camp (ages 4-6)
June 29 – July 3, 2020
July 13 – July 17, 2020
Fantastic Beests! Summer Camp (ages 7-10)
July 6 – July 10, 2020
July 20 – July 24, 2020
9AM – 4 PM
Students will create art inspired by our summer exhibition Strandbeests: Theo Jansen’s Fantastical Beach Creatures. We expect students to explore the many animals, both real and imaginary, in the galleries and create fantastic “beests” to take home.
Build a Beest Summer Camp
July 27 – July 31
9AM – 4 PM
Students will examine Theo Jansen’s Strandbeests and build creatures of their own. They will discover the science, technology, and mythology behind Jansen’s works and use a variety of media to create kinetic art inspired by animals.
Compensation: $1000/wk for full day camps (8:30AM-4:30PM), $500/wk for half day camps (8:30AM-12:30PM) + $100 of paid planning time for each camp taught
- Design daily curriculum for a week-long course in collaboration with the School and Teacher Programs Coordinator
- Provide a detailed list of supplies needed to be ordered by the School and Teacher Programs Coordinator
- Eagerness to work collaboratively with the School and Teacher Programs Coordinator to ensure that all curriculum is appropriate for students
- Ability to work with students of differing abilities and needs
- Manage a group of up to 20 students with one support staff
- Set up any required equipment and materials before each class
- Help maintain tidy and clean studios and facilitate cleanup at the end of each class
- Contribute to an environment that is physically and emotionally safe for all
- Ability to pass a background check upon request of the Museum
- Teaching experience in the requested age group
- Proven excellence in communication and interpersonal skills appropriate for teaching
- Familiarity with the use and care of equipment related to your medium
- Experience developing art and/or design curricula for children and/or teens
- Competency and responsiveness with online communications including email
- Classroom management skills
- First aid certified
- Local to Hampton Roads
To apply, please send your resume and a cover letter outlining your experience working with children to Cody Long, School and Teacher Programs Coordinator: email@example.com. Applicants may apply for one or more camp positions. At the interview stage, candidates will be required to submit 3 professional references.
Part-time Special Event Supervisor
The Special Event Supervisor provides coordination and supervision of events while serving as the primary contact/liaison between Lessee and event personnel on the day of the event.Expand to see full description
Job Title: Event Supervisor (part-time)
Division: Special Events
FLSA Classification: Non-Exempt
Reports to: Special Events Manager
Revision Date: April 2019
Facilitates the logistics of rental and other Museum events on the day of the event. Serves as the Manager on Duty during events.
- Provides coordination and supervision of events while serving as the primary contact/liaison between Lessee and event personnel on the day of the event.
- Coordinates with vendors and internal staff to be sure work orders are executed correctly.
- Ensures compliance with Museum policies and procedures while providing the highest level of service to Lessees.
- Assists with inventory and other maintenance needs within the Events department.
- Performs other duties as assigned or required.
High School diploma or equivalent is required, BA/BS preferred. Previous work experience in customer service and/or hospitality is required. Event management experience is strongly preferred, as is experience with theatre equipment.
Must be highly organized and detail-oriented with excellent communications skills. Must have a serious work ethic coupled with sound judgment, and be willing to “roll up the sleeves” to do what is needed in situations while also maintaining a “big picture” strategic view and a positive attitude. Must be able to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and juggle multiple, competing priorities.
The hours for this position will vary week to week based on the schedule of events, work will include evening and weekend hours.
Must be able to lift and carry awkward items weighing up to 50 lbs, including up and down stairs. Requires intermittent standing, walking, sitting, squatting, stretching, and bending throughout the workday. Must be able to see and hear, or use prosthetics that will enable these senses to function adequately to assure that the requirements of this position can be fully met.
Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to Amber Lomele, Special Events Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please use the subject line: Special Event Supervisor + your name