Dec 28, 2023

City of Ontario

Ontario, California

The Ontario Museum of History & Art has an excellent part-time opportunity for those interested in gaining hands-on experience in the Museum field. As a Museum Attendant, the candidate will assist with the day to day operations and gain invaluable communication skills through vital interactions with the public, patrons, City employees, and officials. The selected candidate will also be knowledgeable about the Museum Associates patron program benefits and how to join, as well as suggest memberships to visitors.

The ideal candidate will be hospitality-oriented with strong people skills, demonstrate sound judgment, have an interest in museums and/or history, and will be a role model for the City’s Approach to Public Service – Commitment to the Community, Achieving Excellence Through Teamwork, and Doing the Right Thing the Right Way – and emulate the qualities of a 5 Tool Player – Leader, Thinker, Operator, Communicator, and Public Servant.

The Museum Attendant role is a part-time and temporary position, scheduled to work no more than 29 hours per week, and is not eligible to participate in the City’s health insurance or retirement plans.

The City of Ontario reserves the right, if necessary, to accept only the first one hundred (100) applications from applicants that meet the qualification guidelines below. Completed applications will be reviewed and only qualified applicants whose qualifications best meet or exceed the requirements of the position and needs of the City, will be invited to participate further in the selection process.

Examples of Essential Functions
The essential functions typically performed by the Museum Attendant include the following:

Opens the museum at a scheduled time; locks and secures the museum at a scheduled closing time.
Welcomes visitors and maintains visitor log.
Answers Museum’s main phone line.
Collects and reports daily attendance information.
Ensures proper conduct of visitors by explaining and enforcing the code of conduct adopted by the Museum Board.
Registers participants for upcoming events.
Answers questions regarding activity schedules, exhibit details, community activities, and museum functions.
Provides information and assistance for visitors in case of an emergency.
Assists in serving as a first responder in emergency situations such as earthquakes, power outages, or incidents requiring medical attention.
Interacts and communicates with vendors, artists, and self-publishers.
Performs daily art check with instructions from the collections team.
Collects weekend mail and messages.
Assists with clerical or other duties (including bulk mail preparation) as required.
Participates in daily briefings and additional scheduled trainings, including curatorial walkthroughs of new exhibitions.
Stays up-to-date on museum information by reviewing written all-staff communications and attending all staff meetings.
Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualification Guidelines

High School Diploma or recognized equivalent.

Special Requirements

Ability to work flexible schedule, which requires working weekends and/or evenings; ability to report to work promptly as scheduled.


Experience working in a museum or related cultural institution.
Bilingual in Spanish.
Experience dealing with the public in a customer service or hospitality environment.
Basic experience in Microsoft Word and Excel.

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$16.14 – $20.16 Hourly | Employees in this classification are under the Part-Time Compensation and Benefits Profile. For a list of benefits for part-time employees please click here