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Employment at The Rockwell

The Rockwell Museum maintains a unique work environment in the beautifully restored Old City Hall Building in downtown Corning in New York’s Finger Lakes Region. Nestled in scenic upstate New York, Corning is a vibrant community with an attractive, historical downtown and home to Corning Incorporated—one of the world’s leading innovators in glass and materials science and world-renowned Corning Museum of Glass.

Our small staff is a committed, creative, energetic team that continually embraces diversity of thought and backgrounds. We are passionate about advancing our work and our commitment to the community. We offer full- and part-time positions with excellent benefits.  The Rockwell Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Our Values

  • Excellence—We are leaders in all we do.
  • Innovation and Creativity—We design dynamic and imaginative programs.
  • Our People—Through the full involvement of our people, we achieve excellence, innovation, and creativity.


Current Openings

Interpretation and Public Engagement Educator

Status: M&P Full Time
Reports to: Director of Education



  • Plans, develops and executes the Kids Rockwell Art Lab and Art Corner activities.
  • Develops and implements gallery activities and interactives to connect to program, exhibition and collection themes.
  • Works with the Curator of Collections and Exhibitions on interpretative materials for the permanent collection galleries and special exhibitions.
  • Researches and develops new directions in connecting with visitors including but not limited to audio guides, art making opportunities, written guides for adults, guides for visually challenged adults and others.
  • Works with the Director of Education on implementation of the Meet Me at the Museum program for people with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers.
  • Works with Corning Community College on theater program, independent study, gallery interpreter program, etc.
  • Works with the Programs and Events Manager to align public engagement initiatives across the organization.


  • Assists Education Team with all Education Department activities as needed.
  • Conducts tours of the Museum’s collection as needed.
  • Conducts adult tour art activities as needed. 


  • Bachelor’s degree or minor in art history, museum studies or a related field required; Master’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum three years’ experience working in a museum setting and developing educational activities and programming.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills; ability to speak professionally in front of varied audiences.
  • Excellent computer skills, including Word and Excel and the ability to learn new software programs as needed.
  • Knowledge of the collection or ability to learn about it.
  • Ability to maintain and foster cooperative relationships with professionals and organizations.
  • A high energy level and ability to manage multiple activities and responsibilities.
  • Excellent organizational skills and demonstrated experience handling program details and managing deadlines.
  • Ability to work in a collaborative fast paced environment.
  • Ability to work some weekends and evenings when needed.

Interested candidates please submit a resume, cover letter and a writing sample demonstrating your experience with art interpretation to 

Guest Services Associate (The Rockwell Museum Store and Admissions)

Status:  Part- to Full-Time, Contract Position
Reports to:  Retail and Guest Services Manager

 Position Responsibilities: 

  • Greets visitors to the museum and gives all guests prompt and courteous service.
  • Sells admission to The Rockwell Museum, combination tickets to CMoG, distributes surveys and tracks demographics.
  • Answers questions about the art, history and mission of The Rockwell, as well as the local region.
  • Receives membership applications and provides information to prospective members according to procedure.
  • Records retail sales accurately and efficiently.
  • Restocks and merchandises products and performs cycle counts of inventory.
  • Maintains a clean and organized appearance in the museum store, admissions desk, and storage areas.
  • Assists visitors with product selection and recommends products based on customer need.
  • Maintains working knowledge of products relating to The Rockwell Museum collection and retail operation.

Position Qualifications: 

  • Outgoing personality; must genuinely enjoy people.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Ability to accept direction willingly and to follow through with delegated tasks.
  • Ability to stand for 10 hours and lift boxes if needed.
  • Knowledge of the region desired (or ability to learn quickly).
  • Patience, especially for people of other cultures.
  • Ability to work weekends, evenings and holidays.
  • Strong knowledge of computers and technology.
  • Ability to learn and adapt to new tasks or situations quickly and cooperatively.
  • Ability to report for scheduled shifts on-time and be dressed appropriately.

General Information

  • This position is contracted through Kelly Services. Guest Services Associates will not be employed directly through The Rockwell Museum.
  • Associates are generally scheduled a minimum of 8 hours per week and up to 40 hours per week.
  • Hours of operation are 9am-5pm, with occasional evening work for events. From Memorial Day through Labor Day the museum is open 9am-8pm.
  • Dress code is business casual and must be followed.
  • Vacations cannot be granted during the summer months (although we will make an effort to grant individual requests for special situations).
  • Orientation and training will be provided.
  • Associates are responsible for finding coverage and keeping their schedule.

Interested candidates should direct their resume and letter of interest to Rita Reed, Retail and Guest Services Manager:


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