Assistant Manager of Visitor Services: Philadelphia Museum of Art

We Are Committed to an Inclusive Workplace
At the Philadelphia Museum of Art, we actively seek to employ a diverse group of people who embody our organizational values.  We welcome and encourage individuals of all backgrounds to apply, including those from traditionally underrepresented groups in the museum field, who are inspired by our shared purpose and enjoy working collaboratively with others.

We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship or immigration status, disability, ethnicity, familial status, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other protected status.

How You Will Contribute

The Visitor Services Assistant Manager models superior customer service while ensuring a welcoming atmosphere for visitors in the public areas throughout the museum. They coordinate the activities of the Visitor Services Assistants and monitor visitor experience throughout the museum, redeploying staff resources as necessary to ensure a friendly and informative experience for all.

The Visitor Services Assistant Manager serves as the point-person for any complications that arise in the admissions area and throughout the public areas of the museum, including software or equipment malfunctions, gallery experience, line management, and resolving visitor concerns. Most of the Visitor Services Assistant Manager’s day is spent on the floor interacting with our visitors and staff.

Specifically, you will…

  • Lead the Visitor Services team by demonstrating extraordinary customer service skills.
  • At all times, be a welcoming and informed presence for visitors while motivating team members to do the same.
  • Ensure all visitor facing spaces, and personal workspaces, adhere to museum standards of cleanliness and sanitation.
  • Relieve Visitor Services Assistants (VSA) for breaks; covering admissions, coat check, gallery posts and other functions as needed throughout the day.
  • Train new VSA’s in both customer service and the technical aspects of their job.
  • Monitor activities in public spaces and intervene to proactively resolve issues before they escalate, with the goal of ensuring a smooth and pleasant experience for visitors.
  • Identify areas for improvement within the department and make recommendations to the Director of Visitor Services.
  • Work collaboratively with staff across the museum.
  • Assist in Scheduling VSA’s for all daily, special events and other shifts as needed.
  • Assist Visitor Services Manager(s) with the orientation and onboarding of new staff.
  • Assist Visitor Services Manager(s) with performance management of staff.
  • Ensure all Visitor Services Assistants have the information and supplies needed to carry out their assigned tasks successfully; check in at each of the stations throughout the day.
  • Responsible for daily opening and closing procedures.
  • Ensure accuracy of timecards submitted for VSA’s.
  • Perform other tasks as directed by the Director of Visitor Services.

Your background includes…

  • High School diploma, some college coursework preferred or equivalent relevant experience.
  • Outstanding customer service skills; prior customer service experience required.
  • Prior experience supervising or managing employees required.
  • Fluency in English; other language(s) a plus.
  • Excellent computer skills; familiarity with point-of-sale software a plus.
  • Good judgement, detail oriented, strong communication and problem-solving skills required.
  • Friendly and professional demeanor.
  • Genuine interest in communicating with and assisting others.
  • A track record of dependability and punctuality are essential.
  • Personal interest in the arts or a related field preferred, but not necessary.
  • Experience in hospitality, customer service and/or retail preferred.
  • Ability to work a varied schedule including evenings, weekends, and holidays.
To Apply

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