Jobs and Internships
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: April 24, 2017
Reporting to the Chief Archivist/Librarian, the Assistant Archivist will serve as part of a dynamic team in managing and preserving Glenstone’s archival assets. The Assistant Archivist will work in collaboration with the Library and Archives team to ensure long-term access to the institutional records.
Curatorial & Collections
Date posted: March 24, 2017
Reporting to the Director of Registration, the Head Preparator will play a critical role in the opening of Glenstone's expansion, overseeing and participating in all aspects of the installation of the permanent collection and temporary exhibitions in the galleries. Supporting the Director of Registration, the Head Preparator will be responsible for overseeing the packing and crating works of art and all matters pertaining to the safe handling, movement and care of artwork in the collection. The Head Preparator will manage temporary and contract art handling personnel, delegating work assignments among installation staff in order to assure the timely completion of all work at the highest level of quality.
Date posted: March 24, 2017
The two-year Conservation Fellowship will provide a unique opportunity to work with Glenstone’s superlative collection of post-World War II artworks. A major focus of the fellowship will be assisting with the movement of the collection into the Pavilions, Glenstone’s second museum building, which measures 170,000 square feet and was designed by Thomas Phifer and Partners. In addition, the fellow will examine, research, and treat artworks, as well as contribute to the museum’s preventive conservation activities. Due to the distinct challenges posed by contemporary art, Glenstone’s conservation program is collaborative in nature. As such, there will be occasions to work with other conservators, museum professionals, galleries, artists, and their studios or foundations.
Engineering & Maintenance
Date posted: April 20, 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: 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: March 12, 2017
Reporting to the Lead Housekeeper, the Housekeeper is responsible for maintaining all spaces at Glenstone at the highest level and will be responsible for scheduled and unscheduled cleaning, organization, light maintenance, horizontal and vertical surfaces, and fixtures. This position entails full-performance, high-level work maintaining the museum’s buildings and ensuring that cleanliness, orderliness, and attractive conditions are sustained to guarantee a healthy and aesthetically appealing physical environment.
Finance & HR
There are no job openings in this department at this time.
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.
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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