As of June 14, 2018

Building Engineer - Part Time

We are looking for a part time experienced Building Engineer with Electrical Background to join our team. This position requires skilled and semi-skilled tasks in the installation, repair, maintenance and operation of mechanical, electrical, environment controls, and HVAC systems.

Responsibilities and Requirements

• Responsible for the installation, maintenance, operation and repair of mechanical and electrical equipment and systems.

• Ensures proper operation of systems in compliance with required regulations and codes.

• Tests, maintains and evaluates equipment by using instrumentation.

• Inspects and repairs pumps, fans, valves and motors ensuring proper operation of the facility equipment and systems.

• Performs all duties in a safe manner and in accordance with established work standards.

• Complies with all company policies and procedures and adheres to company standards of business ethics and conduct.

• Must be a team player committed to working in a quality environment.

• Willing to perform other duties as assigned

• Strong electrical background and experience preferred

Qualified applicants should email a resume, cover letter and portfolio link(s) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Intern - Part Time

About the Arthur & Marie Tinsley Internship Program

The Tinsley Internship program provides young people—typically high school students or college students—with firsthand workplace experience, job training, and professional development in the areas of nonprofit administration, education, business management, professional writing, marketing, and public relations. The program’s goal is to prepare students for full-time work while deepening their connections to African American history and culture. The participants receive 100 hours of paid work experience and play significant roles in projects throughout the Museum.


Arthur & Marie Tinsley Intern Position Summary

This role offers an exciting opportunity to work directly with the Museum Executive Team.  This is an excellent position for a talented student interested in Arts & Culture, nonprofit management, creative writing and customer service to be part of a team dedicated to the advancement of one of Detroit’s cultural gems. Applicants must be enthusiastic and have excellent research, writing, and organizational skills. He or she should have a keen interest in African American history and culture.


Arthur & Marie Tinsley Intern Main Duties and Responsibilities

The Tinsley Intern will be assigned to work on projects in several departments of the museum. The main duties and responsibilities will be as follows

·         Assisting with research on a variety of topics related to African American History;

·         Assisting with contact and information management related to African American History;

·         Assisting with drafting letters and briefings related to African American History;  

·         Providing general logistical/organizational and administrative support to the team, i.e. setting up conference room for meetings, filling supply cabinets, delivering documents/packages, organizing programs, instructing volunteers, leading visitors through museum

·         Any other duties, as assigned


Arthur& Marie Tinsley Intern Qualifications

·         Excellent oral, written, and communication/presentation skills

·         Excellent research skills

·         Accuracy and an eye for detail

·         Well-organized and efficient

·         Desire to learn and grow professionally grow.

·         General computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint

·         Must be interested in African American history and culture

·         Prefer G.P.A. of 3.0 or higher

Qualified applicants should email a resume and a one-page cover letter explaining how you meet the criteria to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Director of Event Rentals

Position Summary 

Under the general direction of the CFO this position leads and directs the Facility Rentals and Building Services.

The Director of Event Rentals & Building Services is responsible for five key elements:

• Enforcement of a standard of providing superior services and maintaining an immaculate facility

Development and implementation of a strategic business plan to meet revenue goals for each fiscal period

Management of a Sales Manager and Event Coordinators

Management of building custodial services

Management of Interior and exterior design elements, i.e., seasonal/holiday décor and all furnishings used in public spaces

The Director of Event Rentals assures a superior level of quality in the cleaning and maintenance of the building which is paramount to the basic function of the museum enterprise.

Essential Duties of the Position

• Design and implement sales strategies to prospect and attract new business from various target categories such as: corporate sector, family events/weddings, social groups, conventions, tour operators, and educational groups

• Market, sell, and solicit for the Museum facility rental program by networking, creating and maintaining relationships with existing and potential clients

Working with the Sales Manager to develop and regularly update a sales cultivation plan for the Museum

Maximize revenue by upselling package offerings, and ancillary revenue opportunities

Regularly track attendance numbers for facility rentals and maintain reports of attendance data

Required Education and Experience

• Professional verbal and written communication skills

• Must be organized and detail oriented

• Requires the ability to be  flexible and adapt to change

• Bachelors Degree in Marketing, Sales, Hospitality, Operations, Facilities management or a related discipline

• Ten years of related work experience including at least five years in a leadership role

• Demonstrated ability and experience in the field of event management and facility rental

• Demonstrated ability to assume a leadership role and to establish and maintain effective working relationships with clients, colleagues, volunteers, and members of the public; to exercise tact and diplomacy at all times, and to demonstrate an understanding of protocol and sensitivity to cultural diversity issues

• Microsoft Office skills including proficiency with Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint

• Basic knowledge of Point of Sale systems and online reservation systems

• Experience in training, supervising and motivating staff and/or volunteer

• Proven track record/history of exceeding targets/quotas

• Interior design experience is a plus

Qualified applicants should email a resume, cover letter and portfolio link(s) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

As of May 10, 2018

Facility Rental Coordinator

Position Summary 

The Facilities Rental Coordinator assists the customer in production and coordination of events at the Museum. The position is responsible for a number of activities in planning and execution of individual events including: responding to requests for facility rentals, holding client meetings, conducting initial walk troughs, finalizing contracts, working with vendors, setting up/breaking down events, promoting the museum and prospecting clients. The Facility Rental Coordinator acts on behalf of the Museum as a liaison to the client during contracted events, and works closely with Museum staff as well as external teams such as catering contacts and other vendors, to assure smooth and professional outcomes for rentals and events. The Coordinator must be self-directed and flexible, as well as have the ability to anticipate event needs, prioritize, and be able to meet deadlines.

Essential Duties of the Position

• Develops and maintains positive working relationships with Museum contacts including vendors, caterers and internal departments including custodial, engineering and audio visual support teams.

• Provides assistance and guidance to customers in the renting of the facility; assists the client in carrying out the vision of their events.

• Assures effective coordination and outcomes of tactical aspects of client events; conducts problem resolution as needed to assure a seamless and successful client experience.

• Keeping track of finances for individual events (including invoices, check requests, etc.).

Additional Key Responsibilities

• Negotiating contracts, procuring vendors/subcontractors, conceptualizing and implementing small and large scale events, food and beverage processes, and driving the overall customer experience.

• Gather and maintain accurate event information and ensure that event sets ups are accurate and that relevant event information is communicated to appropriate internal departments (Custodial, Engineering, Security, Volunteers).

• Manage payment schedules, receive and process payments and follow up on overdue accounts.

• Schedule and coordinate Facilities Rentals events to specification; provide facilities expertise and support to scheduled special events.

• Ability to work in a team environment.

• Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and able to juggle, shift gears and maintain a sense of humor.

• Ability to work with a flexible schedule in order to be available for scheduled events, including nights, weekends, and holidays.

• Ability to negotiate with clients and maintain effective working relationships.

• Convert clients into committed customers through on-site visits/meetings, property tours and proactive communication.

• Be onsite to manage all assigned events.

Required Education and Experience

• Bachelor degree in Communications, Marketing, Event Management or related field preferred.

Ability to work a flexible schedule including nights, weekends and holidays required.

Demonstrated proficiency in computers with ability to learn departmental systems.

Two (2) years of event coordinating a MUST.

Qualified applicants should email a resume, cover letter and portfolio link(s) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..