Membership Coordinator (Former Employee), Palm Springs, CA – May 27, 2014
Pros: exposed to great contemporary art
Cons: low wages and difficult to move up in the organization
A very high volume clerical job with the benefit of working for highly intelligent staffers in a very unique environment. I feel as though I have earned at least a portion of a Art History degree from being able to attend museum lectures and conversing with curators and managers.
The most difficult and most enjoyable parts of this job were blended – more... together in maintaining membership levels while introducing new prospective members to the museum. It was always more fun then difficult. – less
In my job I was security for the Museum. The place was full of drama and the way things worked was terrible. During the season y could work anywhere from 12-19 hours and still have to work the next day. They have never heard about labor laws. You should care about the customer no matter what, but to do extravagant things for people who gave money to – more... the museum was ridiculous. You would have to cater for the dumbest things. They also do not have enough people to work there. There would be weekends to where no one would get a break and even not have a lunch at times. They need to care about their employees welfare. – less