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A Special Place to Work
Glenstone Museum is a museum located on more than 200 acres of rolling hills and unspoiled woodland in Potomac, Maryland. Conceived by founders Mitchell and Emily Rales on their deeply held belief that art is essential to life, it has already become one of the finest collections of modern and contemporary art in the world. In addition to the current museum, when its new museum building opens to the public in 2018, Glenstone will become the largest private museum in America welcoming 100,000 visitors every year free of charge. By thoughtfully integrating the power of art, the energy of architecture and the serenity of landscape, Glenstone is both a distinctive idea and a unique place.
Glenstone is proud to foster a professional environment in which people can do interesting, fulfilling and enjoyable work. Not only do its founders develop and oversee all acquisitions and exhibitions, but Emily Rales also serves as director of the Museum and curator of the collection. This provides all associates an unusually high degree of access and interaction with the spirit and vision of Glenstone. To work at Glenstone is to be a part of something bigger, something more meaningful, and something truly special. It is a chance to do a job to the highest standard, with the resources and support available to a founder-led and endowed organization. It is an invitation to be engaged, challenged and stimulated, to help fulfill a powerful mission, and to contribute to a noble purpose.
We are incredibly proud of what Glenstone offers to those who create, appreciate, study, and otherwise participate in the world of art; and we are equally proud of what Glenstone offers to those who choose to join us in doing so. There is no better time than now to become a part of Glenstone. We offer a competitive salary commensurate with experience and provide a total benefits package that helps associates manage their health, protect their income, and prepare for the future. Benefits for our full-time associates include medical, dental, and vision insurance; life, long-term and short-term disability, and AD&D insurance; a Flexible Spending Account (FSA); a 401(k) retirement account with a matching contribution; an Employee Assistance Program (EAP); and tuition reimbursement.
For additional details about Glenstone: A Unique Time to Join.
- Archives & Library
- Curatorial and Collections (Registration, Conservation)
- Engineering & Maintenance (IT, Mechanical)
- Facilities (Security, Housekeeping)
- Finance and HR
- Visitor Experience (Guides)
Archives & Library
Date posted: February 6, 2017
Under the direction of and through collaboration with the Chief Archivist & Librarian, the Assistant Librarian is responsible for managing all aspects of the Glenstone library. The Assistant Librarian will provide library support to Glenstone associates, through conducting circulation, reference, cataloging, outreach, and trainings on both the museum database and subscription databases. Additionally, projects proposed by the Assistant Librarian are encouraged.
Curatorial & Collections
There are no job openings in this department at this time.
Engineering & Maintenance
Date posted: February 21, 2017
Reporting to the Director of Engineering & Maintenance, the Maintenance Technician performs operation-critical maintenance, repair and installation of equipment that is essential to both the protection of the art collection and the quality of the visitor’s experience. This position provides a unique opportunity to work in a brand-new facility operating and maintaining the highest quality state-of-the-art building systems. This position will be performing a variety of maintenance tasks, including cleaning, painting, carpentry, plumbing, and electrical. The successful candidate will be joining a team of highly motivated maintenance professionals who pride themselves on our excellent service and ability to maintain precise conditions for the art in our care.
Date posted: February 17, 2017
Reporting to the Director of Engineering & Maintenance, the HVAC technician performs operation-critical maintenance, repair and installation of equipment that is essential to both the protection of the art collection and the comfort of the visitor experience. This position provides a unique opportunity to work in a brand-new facility operating and maintaining the highest quality state-of-the-art building management and environmental systems. The successful candidate will be joining a team of highly motivated maintenance professionals who pride themselves on our excellent service and ability to maintain precise conditions for the art in our care.
Date posted: February 17, 2017
This Equipment Operator reports to the Grounds Superintendent and operates a variety of equipment in the overall maintenance of a large landscape. The operator will be a critical member of a landscape team to maintain a uniquely sustainable property that is preparing to open a large-scale expansion project that includes a new museum and park-like landscape for visitors.
Date posted: February 27, 2017
The Security Manager maintains a safe and welcoming environment for visitors, staff, and guests, while ensuring protection of the collections, staff, and other assets from all threats. The Security Manager maintains operational control over the Security Department on a 24-hour basis to include: staff management, development and management of the security budget, operation and maintenance of electronic security systems, coordination with emergency response agencies, and developing and conducting professional training for security and general staff.
Date posted: January 26, 2017
The Security Officer maintains a safe and welcoming environment for visitors and staff. Responds to and recovers from all situations that threaten human resources, visitors, and property of Glenstone. Actively patrols buildings and grounds, and monitors various security systems.
Date posted: January 27, 2017
The Housekeeper performs scheduled and unscheduled cleaning, organization, and light maintenance of all interior and exterior, horizontal and vertical surfaces, fixtures, and waste stream of the administrative, support, food preparation, and public gallery areas; and assists with transportation of employees throughout the museum site, primarily by driving the staff shuttle. These duties will be performed under the supervision and direction of the Lead Housekeeper.
Finance & HR
Accounting & Payroll Coordinator
Date posted: February 6, 2017
The Accounting & Payroll Coordinator will process invoices, issue checks, process payroll, and be the first point-of-contact for associates and vendors related to expense processing and payroll.
Date posted: January 11, 2017
The HR Coordinator is responsible for supporting the full cycle recruitment and onboarding process, creating and maintaining personnel files and providing general administrative and project support. This new position will have a major role in recruiting for over 35 positions in 2017. Additional support will be lended to our Visitor Experience Department to help coordinate professional development programs for the Emerging Professionals Program.
Date posted: March 3, 2017
The Aquatic Horticulturist reports to the Deputy Grounds Superintendent and ensures the daily maintenance of a new feature of the Glenstone landscape – a 500,000-gallon courtyard pond and variety of aquatic plants that will be the centerpiece of the new Pavilions 170,000 square foot museum. Given the important and uniquely distinguishing role of landscape design and appearance to the total visitor experience, this is an essential and important role at Glenstone. Both the nature of the Glenstone environment, including a commitment to sustainability and organic landscape care, and the timing of this search make this a unique and exciting opportunity for the right candidate. With a large-scale museum expansion scheduled to open to the public in 2018, there is critical work to be done to prepare the courtyard pond as well as existing landscape elements.
Date posted: March 3, 2017
The Grounds Attendant will report directly to the Deputy Grounds Superintendent and work with staff to oversee the maintenance of hundreds of species of annuals, perennials, grasses, aquatic plants, and assist in the care of more than 8,000 trees. All tasks will be required to be accomplished in accordance with ANSI and OSHA standards for quality and safety. The Grounds Attendant will be responsible for providing care to the landscape, as well as the adjacent protected forest conservation areas across the campus, utilizing the best organic practices and protocols including Sustainable Sites, OMRI, NOFA, and others.
Date posted: January 16, 2017
The Area Horticulturist serves as the “proprietor” of a designated area of the campus, and duties encompass all aspects of landscape maintenance including annuals, perennials, shrubs, trees, irrigation adjustments, grasses, aquatic plants, hardscapes, trash and recycling cleanup, etc. The associate is responsible for consistently evaluating and maintaining the designated landscape as well as the adjacent protected forest conservation areas, and takes the lead for planning work within the zone. This position will also assist the Grounds team with other projects as needed. All tasks utilize the best organic practices and protocols including: Sustainable Sites, OMRI, NOFA, and others.
Date posted: January 16, 2017
The Irrigation/Turf Technician will work with landscape architects, contractors, irrigation specialists, and staff to oversee the water management of thousands of newly planted trees, shrubs, and ground covers, in addition to hundreds of transplanted trees. Meadows, turf and art features will also be managed. All tasks are accomplished per ANSI and OSHA standards for quality and safety. The associate is responsible for consistently evaluating and maintaining the entire irrigation system and water distribution system. This position will also assist the Grounds team with other projects as needed. All tasks utilize the best organic practices and protocols including: Sustainable Sites, OMRI, NOFA, and others.
Emerging Professionals Program
We will resume accepting applications for the Emerging Professionals Program in September 2017.
The Emerging Professionals Program incorporates Glenstone’s values of collaboration, integration, alignment and diversity, as well as excellence, integrity and direct engagement with works of art and their physical environment. Its innovative structure offers formative early career experiences to Guides who respect the culture of the organization and that thrive in the complexity of public engagement and professional development in an art museum setting.
Community Outreach Coordinator
Date posted: November 18, 2016
The Community Outreach Coordinator is responsible for building and maintaining relationships and programs with Montgomery County Public Schools, other County offices, community groups througout the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia and other local and national organizations. Using information gathered from school systems and community-based organizations and institutions, the Community Outreach Coordinator will develop an outreach program that will allow Glenstone to become a valued resource to these constituencies.
Glenstone is committed to equal employment opportunity for all and is dedicated to a policy of nondiscrimination against any associate or applicant for employment based on age, sex, physical or mental disability, genetic information, national origin, pregnancy, childbirth, or related conditions, race or color, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other category protected by federal, state or local law.
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