Museum Assistant at the Wells Fargo History Museum

The Wells Fargo History Museum of Philadelphia is looking for a part-time Museum Assistant. The Museum Assistant will work alongside two other assistants and a curator and, at $14 an hour, is a fantastic entry-level position. The museum is located at the corner of Broad and Walnut, just across the street from the University of the Arts. For information and how to apply, please refer to the job description below (taken from the Wells Fargo careers website):


Job Description

The Wells Fargo History Museum interprets the history of Wells Fargo since its founding in 1852 as a bank and express company including the Gold Rush, Pony Express, and stagecoach. Exhibits include an original Concord Coach, artifacts and early photos, a working telegraph, and several interactive activities.

The Museum Assistant will assist with the day-to-day operation of this location to ensure quality, efficiency, and the highest professional standards and museum practices.

Additional Responsibilities Include:

  • Prepare and deliver education programs and tours to help visitors gain a better understanding and appreciation of Wells Fargo’s rich history
  • Greet visitors, provide information, and answer questions pertaining to Wells Fargo History including Gold Rush, stagecoach, and regional history
  • Provide day-to-day operational support, including answering the phone, performing retail duties for small museum gift shop, clerical duties, and light housekeeping
  • Implements operational procedures related to facility management and retail sales, exhibit maintenance and clerical duties
  • Assist with special museum events as needed

The museum is located at 123 South Broad Street in Center City Philadelphia.  The Wells Fargo History Museum is free and open to the public Monday through Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.  The position is flexible and therefore ineligible for most Wells Fargo benefits. The position will work an average of 15 hours per week between 9 am and 5 pm, Monday through Friday.

A Successful Team Member Will Possess:

  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to speak in front of an audience
  • Ability to work under minimal supervision
  • Ability to be flexible and think on your feet

Basic Qualifications

6+ months museum, historical services, marketing or customer service experience.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Experience with emerging technologies, including social media
  • Experience presenting educational programs/teaching to a variety of audiences
  • Sound understanding of US History
  • Experience with MS Office Suite, including Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Ability to stand for periods of 1 hour or longer and must be able to lift up to 20lbs as needed

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or demonstrated progress toward completing a bachelor’s degree
  • Experience in education, history, museums, or related field
  • Experience working with children
  • Retail experience

To Apply

Museum Assistant at Wells Fargo History Museum


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