employment at the Petersen
Welcome to the employment page of the Petersen Automotive Museum. To see a brief description of the position that interests you, select the position title. Human Resources will review each applicant’s qualifications for compatibility with available openings. Should a potential fit exist, Human Resources will contact the applicant directly.
An Equal Opportunity Employer: It is the policy of the Petersen Automotive Museum to provide all persons with equal employment practices and opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, veteran or marital status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.
Please include a copy of the Employment Application Form in your email when applying to open position.
Collection Technician/ Auto Mechanic
Reporting to the Collection Manager, the duties of the Collection Tech are focused on the long- term care, maintenance and preservation of collection vehicles and related objects. The Collections Tech will maintain the vehicles according to the established preservation and maintenance program, participate in the research of necessary and appropriate topics, assist with preserving collection objects in accordance with accepted methods, and maintain accurate records of work completed.
Assist with the preservation, maintenance, restoration, and repair of museum collection vehicles, fleet vehicles, and related objects
Perform maintenance, conservation, restoration, and repair tasks as assigned
Adhere to maintenance requirements for collection vehicles
Report on progress of restoration and maintenance tasks
Assist with light maintenance of incoming loan vehicles
Maintain function and appearance of vehicle shop and equipment
Track equipment, parts and supplies needs
Assist with the installation, deinstallation, and maintenance of all vehicles
Assist with transportation of incoming and outgoing vehicles
Participate in education and other public program activities
Travel with vehicles to represent Museum at select public outreach venues
Handle special projects as assigned
Keep records of work performed
Knowledge, Skills and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent experience) in Automotive Technology or a related field
Knowledge of automotive history
Minimum five years’ experience in hands-on maintenance of similar vehicles
Strong interpersonal communication, organizational and management skills detail-oriented work profile
Team player who can smoothly manage interoffice activity and work well under tight deadlines
To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to email@example.com, and insert Collection Technician in the subject line.
We are seeking part-time Museum Educators to oversee the daily activity in the Discovery Center gallery by providing responsible, friendly, and enthusiastic assistance to museum visitors, and to lead gallery tours for school groups. S/he will interact with visitors on the floor, facilitate hands-on gallery stations, and foster a welcoming environment for volunteers and the public. S/he will provide customer service support, be knowledgeable about museum content, and will maintain daily gallery operations and appearance.
Assisting visitors with Discovery Center interactive iPad experiences
Managing the check-out and return of iPads
Facilitating interactive demonstrations at gallery stations
Implementing inquiry-based learning and interactive educational techniques
Providing direction and guidance to visitors concerning other galleries
Working with and mentoring Discovery Center volunteers
Ensuring that objects and resources are handled carefully and safely
Maintaining gallery cleaning procedures and ensuring that supplies are replenished
Performing crowd control during peak times
Participating in staffing Family Days and other special youth programs as required
Leading school tours of museum galleries
Leading public and private tours of museum galleries for guests of all ages
Assisting Education Department with administrative tasks as needed
To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org, and insert Educator in the subject line.
Retail & Visitor Services Representative
The primary focus of the Retail and Visitor Services Representative is to provide excellent customer service while consistently meeting the museum’s projected sales goals in admissions, tours, museum memberships and retail merchandise.
The Retail and Visitor Services Representative’s responsibilities include working closely with visitors to determine their needs, answer their questions about the museum and our products, and recommend the right solutions. He/she will also promptly resolve visitor complaints and ensure maximum customer satisfaction. The successful Retail and Visitor Services Representative will stay up-to-date with product features, museum exhibits and events, and maintain the museum’s high standards in visual appearance.
Education, Skills and Experience:
High school diploma or equivalent is strongly preferred
One year of work experience in retail sales and customer service preferred
POS transaction experience
Experience with inventory procedures
English language proficiency
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Available to work flexible shifts
To apply, please email your cover letter and resume to email@example.com, and insert Retail/VSR in the subject line.