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The Eric Carle Museum
of Picture Book Art
  • 125 West Bay Road
  • Amherst, MA 01002


  • Tue- Friday10 am - 4 pm
  • Saturday 10am – 5pm
  • Sunday 12 pm - 5 pm


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Job Listing

Thank you for your interest in working at The Carle. Positions, when available, will be listed below. Mailing, faxing or dropping off your application materials is welcome; however, it is preferred that materials are submitted electronically.  Applicants are encouraged to complete the Museum's online Employment Application. If submitting only a resume and cover letter candidates should state their salary requirements. Due to the volume of applications we receive, phone calls are discouraged; it is our practice to follow-up with all candidates when a position is filled.

The Eric Carle Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Contact Information:
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
125 West Bay Road
Amherst, MA 01002
Att HR
Fax: 413-658-1139

Guest Services Staff and Bookseller

The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Amherst is seeking an outgoing friendly individual to create a positive experience for Museum guests serving as both Guest Services Staff with occasional shifts in the Shop as a Bookseller. Guest Services Staff work at Admissions, within the Galleries and the Reading Library. Duties include sale of daily Museum admission, advance program tickets, and memberships; Gallery security; maintenance of the Reading Library by shelving books and leading Storytime. Booksellers support the Museum’s mission of inspiring a love of art and reading through picture books by connecting patrons young and old with books, art supplies and toys from our world renowned curated collection; Booksellers also receive and restock inventory.  The ideal candidate for this position will be committed to engaging with patrons and providing outstanding customer service which includes sharing their knowledge of picture books, responding to patron concerns and questions, resolving general complaints from guests and members on site, and efficient, accurate cashiering. In order to provide excellent service, Staff will stay abreast of current and upcoming exhibitions, films, educational programs, and marketing campaigns. Reporting to the Guest Services Coordinator the position requires a team oriented person who is capable of multi-tasking; should have previous experience working with the public, an interest in Museum work is preferred. Candidates must be able to list boxes of up to 25 lbs. Approx. 6-14 hours per week, regular Guest Services shifts on Sundays and the occasional Saturday or other weekday in the Shop as a Bookseller.
Application deadline February 22, applications received after that are not guaranteed to be included for consideration of this position. 
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