Due to damage and repairs required as a result of Hurricane Beryl, the Rothko Chapel is closed indefinitely; the Welcome House will open 11am-5pm Tuesday to Sunday. Please continue to check our website for updates related to opening hours as we will update as more information becomes available. 


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Chapel Attendant

Position Title:                   Chapel Attendant

Department:                     Visitor Services

Pay Type:                          Part-Time/Seasonal, Hourly, Non-Exempt; Starts at $15/hr

Reports To:                       Chapel Supervisor

Position Overview

The Rothko Chapel is a work of art, a sacred space of contemplation, meditation, and prayer creating opportunities for spiritual growth and dialogue that illuminate our shared humanity and inspire action leading to a world in which all are treated with dignity and respect.

The Chapel Attendant is a key member of the Rothko Chapel team serving as a frontline representative by ensuring visitors maintain a safe distance from the artwork, are respectful of the space and other visitors, and follow all rules/guidelines. Chapel Attendants are also responsible for maintaining a neat environment and reporting any issues to management, as well as responsible for all opening/closing activities. Attendants must have a general understanding of the Chapel’s mission and historical significance; however, most conversations will be directed to the Visitor Welcome House. This position may require standing for long periods of time with minimal talking and/or distracting activity (verbal or via technology) within the Chapel sanctuary, as well as providing basic hospitality in the vestibule. This job requires a flexible schedule including working weekends, holidays, and some evenings.

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General Responsibilities             

  • Help create an unobtrusive space and a respectful atmosphere for visitors to have their own experience by promoting the quietude of the Chapel by speaking softly and modeling the voice level/tone to visitors, when interaction is required
  • As assigned, track and record the number of visitors to the Chapel daily as well as during events and programs.
  • Help maintain the Chapel, plaza, and public restrooms by performing regular checks and basic, routine/basic housekeeping (more thorough cleaning services are contracted daily for restrooms).
  • Adhere to policies and procedures of the organization and embody the Chapel’s core values

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities

  • The ability to stand and remain vigilant for long periods of time.
  • Ability to respond quickly and agilely to disruptions and/or to enforce Chapel policies.
  • Ability to use standard MS Office software (Excel/Word, Outlook, Teams) as well as Scheduling software (currently the Chapel uses Homebase) a plus
  • Able to lift up to 25 pounds.
  • Courteous, cooperative, and supportive team player.
  • Interpersonal skills including:
    • A helpful, courteous, and patient manner while also being assertive and firm as required
    • Developing and maintaining positive professional rapport with staff and volunteers
    • A commitment to diversity and serving the needs of a diverse population
  • Available to work flexible hours including evenings, weekends, and holidays.
  • Able to work regularly assigned schedule as well as irregularly scheduled shifts on an as-needed basis.  
  • Adherence to a dress code; stipend provided to help staff members.
  • Represent the Chapel and embody its core values.

Education & Experience

  • Experience as a museum guard or gallery attendant preferred
  • Experience in visitor services and hospitality preferred
  • Knowledge of art/art history, human rights, or world religions a plus
  • Fluency in more than one language a preferred

To apply, please email letter of interest, resume, and three professional references to HR@rothkochapel.org.
No phone calls or in person applications please.

The Rothko Chapel is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values and encourages a diverse workforce.

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internship opportunities

The Rothko Chapel is always looking for dedicated individuals who possess a strong interest in the areas of art, spirituality, and human rights, and who seek to gain valuable experience working within a non-profit organization. Internship opportunities are made available on a case-by-case basis, and are customized depending on the applicant’s area of interests, skills and past work experience, and duration of commitment, availability, and the organizations’ needs.


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