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Historic Houses

Located on Freemason St. —
Open Saturday and Sunday

Noon–5 p.m.

Jean Outland Chrysler Library

By Appointment
Tuesday-Thursday

10:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

Moses Myers House

The oldest Jewish home in America open to the public as a museum offers a glimpse of the life of an early 19th century merchant family.
More about the house

About the Library

With an extensive collection of more than 106,000 rare and unique volumes relating to the history of art, the Jean Outland Chrysler Art Library is one of the most significant art libraries in the South. More about the library

Willoughby-Baylor House

Completed in 1794, this former home now presents a mix of art and artifacts. See what's on view

Located in Norfolk

One Memorial Place,
Norfolk, VA
Get Directions

While You're Here

Visit our Museum Shop
and the Wisteria Cafe.

Perry Glass Studio

A state-of-art facility on the Museum’s campus. See a free glassmaking demo Tuesdays–Sunday at noon. Like what you see? Take a class with us! More about the Studio

Moses Myers House

The home of the first permanent Jewish residents of Norfolk, this historic house offers a glimpse of the life of a wealthy early 19th-century merchant family.
More about the house

Jean Outland Chrysler Library

With an extensive collection of more than 106,000 rare and unique volumes relating to the history of art, the Jean Outland Chrysler Library is one of the most significant art libraries in the South. More about the Library

Weddings & Event Rentals

The perfect place for your big day or special event. Get the details

Take a tour

We offer a number of tours on different topics. More about tours

Jean Outland Chrysler Library

Visit one of the most significant art libraries in the South. More about the library

About the Chrysler

Our story spans well over 100 years. See where we began, how we grew, and where we're going. Explore our history

News and Announcements

See what's happening at the Museum, read Chrysler Magazine, and find our Media Center. Read now

Location

745 Duke Street
Norfolk, VA 23510
757-333-6299

Always Free Parking

Get Directions

Third Thursdays

Live art performances monthly.
See the archive

Studio Team

Meet the brilliant minds behind the Studio.
See the team

Studio Assistantship Program

Further your career and join us in Norfolk.
Applications available Fall 2019

The Masterpiece Society

Learn about this innovative group of museum supporters.
Meet the Masterpiece Society

Planned Giving

Help ensure the long-term success of the Museum.
Learn about planned giving

Historic Houses

Located on Freemason St. —
Open Saturday and Sunday

Noon–5 p.m.

Jean Outland Chrysler Library

By Appointment
Tuesday-Thursday

10:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

Moses Myers House

The oldest Jewish home in America open to the public as a museum offers a glimpse of the life of an early 19th century merchant family.
More about the house

About the Library

With an extensive collection of more than 106,000 rare and unique volumes relating to the history of art, the Jean Outland Chrysler Art Library is one of the most significant art libraries in the South. More about the library

Willoughby-Baylor House

Completed in 1794, this former home now presents a mix of art and artifacts. See what's on view

Located in Norfolk

One Memorial Place,
Norfolk, VA
Get Directions

While You're Here

Visit our Museum Shop
and the Wisteria Cafe.

Perry Glass Studio

A state-of-art facility on the Museum’s campus. See a free glassmaking demo Tuesdays–Sunday at noon. Like what you see? Take a class with us! More about the Studio

Moses Myers House

The home of the first permanent Jewish residents of Norfolk, this historic house offers a glimpse of the life of a wealthy early 19th-century merchant family.
More about the house

Jean Outland Chrysler Library

With an extensive collection of more than 106,000 rare and unique volumes relating to the history of art, the Jean Outland Chrysler Library is one of the most significant art libraries in the South. More about the Library

Weddings & Event Rentals

The perfect place for your big day or special event. Get the details

Take a tour

We offer a number of tours on different topics. More about tours

Jean Outland Chrysler Library

Visit one of the most significant art libraries in the South. More about the library

About the Chrysler

Our story spans well over 100 years. See where we began, how we grew, and where we're going. Explore our history

News and Announcements

See what's happening at the Museum, read Chrysler Magazine, and find our Media Center. Read now

Location

745 Duke Street
Norfolk, VA 23510
757-333-6299

Always Free Parking

Get Directions

Third Thursdays

Live art performances monthly.
See the archive

Studio Team

Meet the brilliant minds behind the Studio.
See the team

Studio Assistantship Program

Further your career and join us in Norfolk.
Applications available Fall 2019

The Masterpiece Society

Learn about this innovative group of museum supporters.
Meet the Masterpiece Society

Planned Giving

Help ensure the long-term success of the Museum.
Learn about planned giving

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About — Careers

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.

Part-time Special Event Supervisor
Part-time

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.

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Job Title: Event Supervisor (part-time)
Division: Special Events
FLSA Classification: Non-Exempt
Reports to: Special Events Manager
Revision Date: April 2019

Primary Purpose

Facilitates the logistics of rental and other Museum events on the day of the event.  Serves as the Manager on Duty during events.

Essential Functions

  • 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.

Required Education/Experience

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.

Working Conditions

The hours for this position will vary week to week based on the schedule of events, work will include evening and weekend hours.

Physical Requirements

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 alomele@chrysler.org. Please use the subject line: Special Event Supervisor + your name

Gallery Host
Part-time

The Chrysler Museum of Art is looking for individuals to join our team as part-time Gallery Hosts in a role that blends security, service, and education. Gallery Hosts make regular rounds through the museum while greeting visitors, answering questions, enforcing rules, and engaging visitors in conversations about art. Successful candidates will be passionate about connecting people with art. A background in art history is a plus, but not required. Schedules average 15 hours per week. Weekend hours are required.

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Job Title: Gallery Host
Division: Visitor Services
FLSA Classification: Non-Exempt
Reports to: Visitor Services Manager
Revision Date: November 2017

Primary Purpose

Ensures that visitors to the Chrysler Museum of Art and its facilities have a positive experience while maintaining a safe environment and protecting the Museum’s collection and loans. This includes answering questions, enforcing rules, looking out for suspicious behavior, providing assistance, and engaging visitors in casual conversations about works of art.

Essential Functions

  • Warmly greets all visitors, including opening the main entrance for visitors as they enter and exit.
  • Makes regular rounds through assigned galleries to monitor visitors and the facility, answer questions, enforce rules, and act as an ambassador for the Museum.
  • Leads and engages in conversation with visitors about the Museum and its collections, including the Historic Houses, Glass Studio, and special exhibitions. Obtains information from others within the organization, as necessary.
  • Actively sells Museum memberships in all locations.
  • Works in the Museum Shop greeting visitors, answering questions about merchandise, helping visitors select products, and processing sales.
  • Follows inventory control procedures regarding sales, inventory arrivals, and stock room organization.
  • Follows cash-handling procedures while processing admissions, class registrations, retail sales, and other transactions.
  • Register visitors and members for Museum classes, programs, and events. This includes remaining knowledgeable regarding current offerings.
  • Monitors visitors’ behavior and reports anything unusual to his/her supervisor.
  • Examines visitor packages/bags and offers coat check or locker options.
  • Opens and closes Museum facilities. Completes opening and closing check of Museum facilities and the collection.
  • Assures the security of the collection by enforcing Museum rules and regulations in public areas. Reports inconsistencies or damage immediately.
  • Greets visitors to the Glass Studio, collects waiver forms, enforces safety regulations, and completes injury reports.
  • Ensures visitors’ safety in the case of an emergency.
  • Administers exit surveys to visitors as instructed.
  • Promptly reports hazards and suspicious activity to his/her supervisor.
  • Attends weekly training sessions and continues to learn about the collection and exhibitions.
  • Plans and leads gallery talks/tours for visitors at the Museum and Historic Houses
  • Assist visitors to the Museum’s library with basic research
  • Performs other duties as assigned or required.

Required Education/Experience

High School diploma or equivalent and 1-2 years of customer service experience are required.  Must have a pleasant demeanor and a genuine interest in communication with members of the public and providing assistance to visitors.  Knowledge or interest in art is strongly preferred. Must have basic computer skills, technical aptitude is strongly preferred, so as to assist visitors with various interactive technology.

Working Conditions

During Museum hours, Gallery Hosts will rotate on a pre-determined schedule to various zones throughout the day.  Requires constant standing and walking throughout the day and constant interaction with the public.  Will be required to continually search for additional knowledge about our collections and special exhibitions.  Must attend weekly training sessions.

Physical Requirements

Must be able to see, hear, and communicate effectively with visitors.  Must be able to stand and walk during up to eleven (11) hour shifts with minimal rest breaks.  Must be able to occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds unassisted.

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to Colleen Higginbotham at chigginbotham@chrysler.org.

Your cover letter should include the following:

  • Brief description of your work experience
  • Specific reasons for your interest in the position
  • Any particular skills and experience that directly relate to this position

Museum Docent
Volunteer

Docents are volunteer teachers or tour guides specially trained to educate and interact with Museum visitors of all ages about art in the Museum’s exhibitions and collections. The Chrysler Museum of Art seeks volunteers to join its team of docents, who form an essential part of the Museum’s Education Department. Through facilitating discussion and learning, docents enhance the visitor experience and provide a vital link between the art and our audiences. In addition to leading tours, assisting with programs, docents meet regularly for ongoing training and meetings.

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Who can apply to the docent program?
Everyone interested is encouraged to apply. An ideal docent is a person with a passion for art and education and who enjoys having conversations with people from all walks of life. Prior teaching experience and knowledge of art history is helpful, but not required. While docents give tours to visitors of all ages, the majority of their tours are given to school groups ranging from pre-school through high school. Docent candidates need to be available weekdays, most often in the morning.

What are the qualifications?

  • An engaging personality and excellent communication skills.
  • Strong interest in the visual arts and culture and a genuine interest in teaching others.
  • Professional attitude toward fellow docents, Museum staff, and the public.
  • Dependability and promptness in attending all training sessions, meetings, and tours.

What are the requirements for becoming a docent?

Prospective docents undergo an extensive nine-month training course. The curriculum includes learning about the Chrysler’s encyclopedic collection, its wider art-historical context, visual thinking strategies, and effective tour techniques. Classes meet once a week from September through May and are taught by Museum staff, guest speakers, and seasoned docents. Upon successful completion of training, new docents are required to commit to leading tours at the Museum for a minimum of two years.

What are the requirements once I become a docent?

  • Must be a Chrysler Museum Member.
  • Must make an initial commitment of two years. After the first two years, docents may continue year by year.
  • Must attend all scheduled-docent training sessions and meetings.
  • Must attend training sessions, research and prepare tours, and attend continuing education classes as offered.
  • Must give 24 tours per year.
  • Must participate in an evaluation process so that the Museum can maintain standards of excellence for all docents.

Candidates for the docent program will be selected after a review of applications and brief interviews with members of the Education Department. Applications for these volunteer positions will be accepted through July 2019. Interviews for qualified applicants will occur by appointment during June and July 2019.

Meet like-minded individuals, learn about art, and advocate for the Chrysler Museum. Apply to the docent program today by contacting Ruth Sanchez at rsanchez@chrysler.org.

 

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