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


  • Thursday, Friday10 am-3 pm
  • Saturday 10am – 4 pm
  • Sunday 12 pm - 4 pm

Closed Monday,Tuesday, Wednesday

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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


Part Time Guest Services Staff and Bookseller

The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Amherst is seeking an outgoing individual to create a positive experience for Museum guests serving as both Guest Services Staff and a Bookseller. In the role as Guest Services Staff you will 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 have a flexible schedule and 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, this position requires a team oriented person who has previous experience working with the public, an interest in Museum work is preferred. Candidates must be able to lift boxes of up to 25 lbs. Approx. 8-16 hours per week, weekend hours are required, additional hours may be available. Starting pay is $15/hour.

Applications are due March 15, 2021

Art Studio Coordinator (temporary)

Reporting to the Director of Education, the Art Studio Coordinator collaborates with the Art Educator to facilitate high quality drop-in art programs, and generate online and social media content to engage audiences with the Museum. The Art Studio Coordinator supports the Art Educator in managing The Carle’s Art Studio space and materials, ensuring an organized, inspiring, safe, and welcoming space for all visitors. This position also provides support and supervision for Art Studio volunteers and work study students.

The Art Studio is a creative, accessible space that welcomes visitors of all ages; the ideal candidate for this position will be committed to engaging with patrons and should have experience working with children and the general public. Candidates must have experience working with materials in an art studio setting and be familiar with safe art studio practices. Candidates should be comfortable working on a computer, familiar with digital media (basic film, photography skills) and social media. Successful candidates will have an interest in Art Education and a commitment to engaging people of all ages and abilities in the creative exploration of materials.

This temporary position is 26 hours per week from mid-April through the end of August: Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday full days. Tuesday part day. This schedule may include both on-site and remote work. The schedule may be subject to change but will include weekend coverage.

Applications are due March 8, 2021

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