Porter (Part time)

  • New York, NY
  • Part Time
  • Student (High School)

The Whitney is seeking a part-time Porter in the Facilities Department. The Porter will report to the Director of Facilities and the Facilities Operations Managers.

 

Responsibilities 

  • Assist with maintaining the building’s appearance and cleanliness within the galleries, museum offices, restrooms, stairs/hallways and other behind-the-scenes areas
  • Set up Museum meetings and events
  • Assist with any additional facilities related duties

 

Requirements

  • Previous facilities operations/maintenance, porter, and cleaning experience
  • Must be able to lift a minimum of 50 lbs.
  • Professional attitude
  • Strong work ethic
  • Ability to work with all levels of staff
  • Ability to move, lift and/or utilize heavy equipment or furnishings
  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time
  • Able to perform outside work during inclement weather, which includes snow removal and other related duties
  • Must be able to work weekends, holidays, early and/or evening hours

 

Not sure you meet 100% of our qualifications? Research shows that men apply for jobs when they meet an average of 60% of the criteria. Yet, women and other people who are systematically marginalized tend to only apply if they meet every requirement. If you believe that you could excel in this role, we encourage you to apply. We are dedicated to considering a broad array of candidates, including those with diverse workplace experiences and backgrounds. Whether you’re new to arts and culture administration, returning to work after a gap in employment, simply looking to transition, or take the next step in your career path, we will be glad to have you on our radar. Please use your cover letter to tell us about your interest in the arts and culture space and what you hope to bring to this role.

 

About the Whitney

The Whitney Museum of American Art, founded in 1930 by the artist and philanthropist Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, houses the foremost collection of American art from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. From her vision arose the Whitney Museum of American Art, which has been championing the most innovative art of the United States for 86 years. The core of the Whitney’s mission is to collect, preserve, interpret, and exhibit American art of our time and serve a wide variety of audiences in celebration of the complexity and diversity of art and culture in the United States. Through this mission and a steadfast commitment to artists themselves, the Whitney has long been a powerful force in support of modern and contemporary art and continues to help define what is innovative and influential in American art today.

 

EEO Statement

The Whitney Museum of American Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Museum does not discriminate because of age, sex, religion, race, color, creed, national origin, alienage or citizenship, disability, marital status, partnership status, veteran status, gender (including gender identity), sexual orientation, or any other factor prohibited by law. The Museum hires and promotes individuals solely on the basis of their qualifications for the job to be filled. The Museum encourages all qualified candidates to apply for vacant positions at all levels. This description shall not be construed as a contract of any sort for a specific period of employment.     

 

COVID guidelines

The health and safety of our Museum community is the highest priority. As such, the Whitney Museum requires all newly hired staff members to be fully vaccinated with an FDA authorized and/or approved COVID-19 vaccine as a condition of employment. Requests for reasonable accommodations for medical, religious, or other reasons will be considered in accordance with applicable law.

 

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