Historic Downtown Mackinac – Art Museum Attendant

Department: Museum Programs
Locations: The Richard & Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum, Mackinac Island
Start/End Date: Early May through early October
Pay Rate: Starting at $13/hr

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Scope of Duties:
This position serves visitors to Mackinac State Historic Parks (MSHP) by working as an Art Museum Attendant at The Richard & Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum on Mackinac Island. This is a full-time seasonal position responsible for conducting art programs at the art museum.


  1. Putting visitors to The Richard & Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum and other MSHP sites first by treating them with respect, serving their needs, and providing an enjoyable and educational experience.
  2. Conduct daily formal programing at The Richard & Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum for visitors to better interpret and explain the art culture of Mackinac Island.
  3. Participate in informal interpretation of the The Richard & Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum and help visitors to understand the art pieces displayed there and their relationship to the island

Position Requirements:

  1. Must be 18 years or older.
  2. Must have an interest in art and art history and dedicated to public engagement and education.
  3. Must be outgoing, enthusiastic, self-motivated, and have strong public speaking skills.
  4. Experience with or interest in learning art programing, simple arts, and crafts is strongly recommended.
  5. Must be able to follow verbal and written directions and be able to verbally communicate with visitors and coworkers.
  6. Must be able to work assigned position length. Position works approximately 14 weeks.

Work Location and Schedule:
This is a full-time position, 40 hours a week for approximately 14 weeks between early May and early October. The workstation for this position is The Richard & Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum, although the employee may be required to work at other MSHP park sites. The position is based indoors at the art museum on Mackinac Island but may at times be required to go outdoors for special projects. Work schedule is set in advance and is subject to change depending on park operational needs. The employee may be asked to work evenings, holidays, and/or weekends as park needs dictate.

Physical Requirements:
This position will require the employee to be active and occasionally outdoors in all types of weather conditions. The employee must have the ability to do the following activities, with or without, reasonable accommodation: walking, sitting and/or standing for long periods of time, speaking before the public, and walking up and down steep inclines and steps. To carry out the duties, the employee may encounter frequent twisting, bending, stooping, reaching and grasping. The employee must have the ability to utilize ferry boat transportation to and from Mackinac Island.

Dress Code:
The park maintains a dress code for employees in the public service to promote a productive and safe work environment and to maintain MSHP’s public image. This means no inappropriate hairstyles, jewelry, clothing or fashion statements are allowed. Employees are required to be in approved park dress code at all times while on duty, which includes the wearing of proper footwear. The park will furnish the employee with the required costume items which must be returned at the end of seasonal employment. Violation of the dress code may result in disciplinary action up to and including dismissal.

The employee works under the direction of the Interpretation Coordinator.

General Position Information:
This is a temporary seasonal at-will position which serves at the will of the employer and does not include recall rights or benefits (other than those mandated by governmental laws). This position will expire at the time employment is ended for the season and the employee does not have recall rights to this or any other MSHP position in the future. Specifically, the park is under no obligation to hire the individual in subsequent seasons. The number of weeks and hours worked may vary as park needs dictate. Additional information will be provided upon employment.

Due to the high volume of applications, only those applicants invited to interview will be contacted.

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Questions or cannot apply online?
Please contact:

P.O. Box 873
Mackinaw City, MI 49701
231-436-4100 x111

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