Water Street Glassworks is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) school and public access art studio, located in the Benton Harbor Arts District offering classes in the glass and metal arts, exhibitions, and events for all ages. 

Gallery Assistant (Part-time, hourly)

Water Street Glassworks seeks two (2) part-time gallery assistants. The gallery assistant oversees the retail space during gallery hours, provides quality service to customers and guests, facilitates art sales, and maintains a knowledge of gallery inventory and artists. Responsibilities include greeting and assisting visitors, maintaining a clean, professional presentation of gallery spaces, ensuring the safety and security of the gallery and the artwork, and handling phone traffic during open hours. Occasional support needed for setting up, working and breaking down events as well as providing support to other departments within the organization. 


This position requires candidates to have strong customer service/interpersonal skills, possess sensitivity to a range of social, economic, and cultural perspectives and experiences, and have excellent verbal and written communication skills. Candidates must demonstrate proficiency in the technology required to execute assignments including iPad and/or tablet, Square POS system, etc. Will train the right candidate in all necessary systems. Light lifting may be required. High school diploma or equivalent is required. Experience in an office, gallery, and/or museum is preferred, but not required. 


Working hours will be Saturday and Sunday from 9:30 am to 5:15 pm. Days will be split between the two gallery assistants as necessary. Additional hours may be available during events. 


These are part-time, non-exempt positions. Hourly rate of $15. 


To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter Please include “Gallery Assistant” in the subject line. Positions are open until filled. No phone calls, please. 

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