Open Positions

Gallery Attendant

Gallery attendants monitor the World Chess Hall of Fame’s galleries, ensuring the safety of artwork and artifacts, staff members, and visitors. Additionally, gallery attendants are responsible for promoting positive visitor experiences by providing assistance and interacting with visitors in a polite and friendly manner. Gallery attendants also assist with preparation for events and exhibitions under the supervision of approved staff. They complete daily housekeeping tasks including stocking brochures, tidying galleries, and dusting vitrines. This is a part-time position. Hours may vary depending on the exhibition schedule at the WCHOF.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Monitor the safety of artifacts in galleries. Ensure that visitors adhere to museum policies.

  • Promote the World Chess Hall of Fame by providing engaging and meaningful visitor interactions.

  • Communicate with visitors and staff in a polite and professional manner. Greet every visitor upon arrival in a gallery.

  • Complete opening and closing procedures.

  • Maintain the cleanliness of galleries and ensure that all brochures are fully-stocked.

  • Inspect artwork and artifacts on a daily basis for loss or damage.

  • Become knowledgeable about the WCHOF, as well as its current and upcoming exhibitions. Attend mandatory training sessions for exhibitions.

  • Provide tours.

  • Assist in preparation and closing of events.

  • Assist in installation and deinstallation of exhibitions.

  • Use discretion to determine when a supervisor should be contacted to address visitor issues.

  • Assist other staff with projects as needed. 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Friendly personality and ability to speak with visitors in a professional manner

  • Punctuality and reliability

  • Ability to work weekends and evening hours

  • Ability to stand in galleries while monitoring visitors

  • Interest in chess, art, or history preferred, but not required 

APPLICATION INFORMATION

Qualified applicants should email a resume, a cover letter, and three references to Shannon Bailey at shannon.bailey@worldchesshof.org

Our open hours are as follows (subject to change):

Monday: 10:00am-5:00pm

Tuesday: 10:00am-5:00pm

Wednesday: 10:00am-9:00pm

Thursday: 10:00am-9:00pm

Friday: 10:00am-9:00pm

Saturday: 10:00am-5:00pm

Sunday: 12:00pm-5:00pm

The Chess Campus admits students and employees of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students or employees at the campus. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.