Careers at KANEKO

KANEKO seeks staff members who are passionate about creativity, collaboration, and would love to share our mission with the community.

What are the benefits of working at KANEKO?

• Satisfaction from sharing your interest in the creative process with visitors
• Active involvement with KANEKO, its staff, board members, volunteers, and guests
• Opportunities to work and socialize with others who share a common interest
• Exposure to a variety of exhibits and visiting lecturers, performers, scholars, and artists
• Unlimited free admission to KANEKO, a discount on KANEKO merchandise, and a KANEKO-UNO Library membership


Gallery Supervisor

KANEKO staff are curious about the world, how ideas are created, and about exploring creativity in all its forms. The gallery supervisors support the organization’s mission by maintaining the gallery space, working the front desk, and interacting with visitors during our public exhibitions. They are the face of KANEKO and represent the organization both within the gallery and out in the community. 

Job Description

  • Title: Gallery Supervisor 
  • Reports To: Gallery Coordinator
  • Status: Part-Time 

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Check-in guests and monitor KANEKO gallery spaces during open hours
  • Maintain the gallery space, looking out for potential hazards to artwork or visitors 
  • Communicate the KANEKO mission and details about Gallery exhibits and programs with visitors in a friendly and professional manner
  • Work with Bloomerang database to manage memberships, donations, and merchandise sales
  • Work KANEKO special events and programs as well as private space rentals by assisting with check-in, set up/break down, basic sound and video support, and all-around event support
  • Open and close facilities, including setting alarms and key-holding responsibilities 
  • Lead public and private tours about current exhibitions and programs  
  • Assist Administrative Assistant and KANEKO office staff with tasks as needed
  • Assist Facilities Manager with exhibit install and de-install as needed
  • Additional duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • A friendly, open personality who is comfortable in busy, social situations
  • Articulate, well-organized, and at ease with taking initiative
  • Ability to reliably and punctually adhere to a schedule
  • Maintain professional appearance
  • Interested in and inspired by the creative process, art, history, community, and education 

Big Plus (but not required): 

  • Experience in customer service 
  • Experience with database management
  • Education or experience in the arts or art management

How to Apply: 

To apply for this position, please email a cover letter and resume to info@thekaneko.org


Creative Camp Counselor

KANEKO staff are curious about the world, how ideas are created, and the exploration of creativity in all its forms. The Creative Camps Counselor is an integral job in assisting in the execution of KANEKO Creative Camps. As directed by the Education Manager, the Camp Counselor will work on classroom management, program setup & tear-down, and overall camp supervision and support. The Camp Counselor is expected to be able to handle a fast-paced environment and be equipped with strong communication. 

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work under the supervision of the Education Manager and Education Supervisor to assist in the execution of KANEKO Creative Camps. 
  • Program set-up and tear-down 
  • Work as the lead KANEKO representative in each classroom, focusing on classroom management and overall supervision of the students 
  • Supervises campers and ensures their safety, development, growth, and general well-being while at Camp. 
  • Work as an assistant/KANEKO representative in classroom activities.
  • Communicate timely and efficiently with staff, partners, families, and students 
  • Be a vocal and productive part of the KANEKO team, dedicated to advancing the mission of KANEKO 
  • Additional duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 2+ years of experience in camp, youth programs, recreation, working with children, or related field
  • Interest in creative learning and the promotion of innovative and creative learning techniques 
  • Enjoys being in the company of children and has a strong ability to lead a group of children
  • Demonstrated superior attention to detail and organizational skills 
  • Ability to work competently and efficiently in a busy multi-task environment
  • Must have an interest in making the world a more diverse, inclusive, equitable, and accessible place
  • Must be able to work a set and reliable schedule
  • Must maintain a welcoming, professional, confidential, honest, and reliable demeanor

Please send your cover letter and resume to Katherine Scarpello at katherine@thekaneko.org