Visitor Experience Associates offer exemplary visitor service to the public while facilitating Oklahoma Contemporary operations. Visitor Experience Associates help to create an exceptional experience for all visitors through community engagement, customer service and encouraging artistic expression in all its forms. In addition, Visitor Experience Associates will be cross-trained across all front-line roles including tickets and membership sales, ushering, wayfinding, general information, welcoming groups, acting as a gallery assistant and other duties as assigned by the Membership and Visitor Experience Manager.
- Share with the public information about Oklahoma Contemporary’s current programs, ticketing, membership, directions, facilities and other pertinent visitor information.
- Respond to questions and resolve visitor complaints and concerns, calling upon management as needed.
- Use Tessitura ticketing system to issue, examine and scan visitor tickets, membership cards and other identification for admission to galleries, programs and events.
- Help to ensure the smooth operation and safety of public areas by monitoring visitor traffic flow and assisting visitors as needed. Provide instructions, assistance and guidance to visitors in the event of an emergency.
- Enforce safety and Oklahoma Contemporary policies, including but not limited to exhibition spaces and protection of artworks.
- Promote and process onsite sales of Oklahoma Contemporary memberships and assist with potential member questions.
- Maintain orderly and well-stocked workspaces. Keep all public areas stocked with brochures and promotional materials.
- Assist with events and other duties as assigned by the Chief Development Officer and Membership and Visitor Experience Manager, and Visitor Experience Front of House Supervisor
- Use active observation and discussion to engage visitors entering and exiting the facilities. Enhance overall experience by practicing our core values of radical hospitality, fun, inclusivity, learning and respect.
- Experience in front-line customer service.
- High school diploma or equivalent required. BA or equivalent work experience preferred; studies in history, art history, museum studies, museum education or other topics related to site-specific programs preferred.
- Experience working in a museum, educational, historical or cultural setting is helpful. Knowledge of and enthusiasm for art is a plus.
- Bilingual fluency, especially in Spanish, Vietnamese or ASL.
- Able to maintain a professional appearance and demeanor, adhering to dress code provided.
Skills and Abilities
- Must be available to work on evenings, weekends and holidays.
- Excellent customer service and communication skills.
- Basic cash-handling skills required.
- Proficiency with database software, particularly ticketing systems.
- Capable of speaking in front of large and small groups of visitors.
- Demonstrated ability to engage effectively with culturally diverse audiences of various ages.
- Must be able to execute Oklahoma Contemporary policies and procedures while exercising decisiveness, good judgment and diplomacy when dealing with the public. Demonstrated ability to resolve visitor situations and problems.
- Able to work with a variety of people from various backgrounds and cultures.
- Must be able to multitask, function as part of a close-knit team and enjoy working with the public.
- Ability to adapt and be flexible in a dynamic work environment.
- Must maintain a positive, can-do attitude. Visitor Experience staff are the face of the organization.
Limitations and Disclaimer
The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position.
Physical Demands and Work Environment
The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.
- Extended periods of standing required for gallery duties.
- Desk duties entail extended periods of work done at a computer workstation.
- Visual acuity is required for viewing computer monitor, examining tickets and receipts, handling payment transactions, and monitoring artwork.
- Use of phone and operation of standard office equipment, e.g., computers, copiers, etc., required.
- Occasional stooping, kneeling, bending, squatting/crouching, pushing/pulling, and reaching above the shoulders and lifting of up to 30 lbs. Lifting and transporting of moderately heavy objects, such as boxes, will be required.
Submit a cover letter and resume here.
Application review will begin immediately. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
This is a part-time job, with a salary of $15/hour plus time-and-a-half for overtime.
Oklahoma Contemporary is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or veteran status.
Oklahoma Contemporary strives to demonstrate leadership by modeling excellence and best practices for inclusion, diversity, equity and accessibility. We believe in the power of human creativity and value the opportunities for connection and learning that exist when cultures and communities come together in collaboration and understanding.
We commit to championing policies and practices that value diversity, foster cultural equity and create an accessible and inclusive environment. Oklahoma Contemporary does not discriminate based on race/ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, socioeconomic status, geography, citizenship status or religion. We recognize our strengths lie in the broad range of people who contribute their time and talents to our mission and are dedicated to creating a safe, inclusive place for them to explore creativity.
About Oklahoma Contemporary
Oklahoma Contemporary is an inclusive center for the arts where people of all ages and backgrounds can experience art, encounter new ideas and ignite their creative potential. Through visual art exhibitions, performances, public programs, community-building initiatives, outdoor installations and special events, Oklahoma Contemporary creates opportunities for everyone to come together in celebration of contemporary culture and artistic expression. With year-round classes and seasonal youth camps across multiple disciplines, the arts center’s education programs encourage youth and adults to express their ideas across a variety of media and learn new skills. Oklahoma Contemporary believes that art is for everyone and places accessibility and education at the center of all programming. Admission to exhibitions is free. Oklahoma Contemporary is a regional 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded in 1989 by businessman and philanthropist Christian Keesee and Kirkpatrick Foundation Director Marilyn Myers.
About Oklahoma City
In its third decade of economic and cultural expansion, Oklahoma City is a surprisingly lively and diverse American city. Recent growth has spurred exciting developments in the city’s recreation and nightlife, with the construction of new parks, a streetcar system, bike trails, shops, restaurants, breweries and bars. The construction of Oklahoma Contemporary’s new building in the urban core, originally scheduled to open in March 2020 prior to the outbreak of COVID-19, represents a significant commitment on the part of the city and its inhabitants to a new era in contemporary culture.