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  1. "Museum"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Carnegie Museum of Art (More than a year)

    Pros

    A beautiful place to work.

    Cons

    HR is pathetic and doesn't do much to address employee needs


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Culture problems"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Carnegie Museum of Art full-time

    Pros

    There are a lot of brilliant and extremely educated members of the CMOA staff. Everyone is very passionate about their work.

    Cons

    There are very few opportunities for advancement and a strict "upstairs-downstairs" mentality. This means that younger and more ambitious staff members often leave for other institutions.


  3. "Teaching Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Opportunity to interact with students who are beginning to develop and hone their interests for their pursuits in university.
    Experiencing the pursuit of activities prioritizing the 'other' rather than the 'self'

    Cons

    Hours may not be the most ideal for a student with weekend commitments.
    Will be frustrating for those not used to dealing with children and teenagers.

    Advice to Management

    Allow students to have a more hands-on experience, even if that may lengthen and complicate the position itself. Encouraging input and criticism more often, if at all.


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  5. "Low pay, worse morale"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great Art and cool building

    Cons

    Very low pay, aggressive management.


  6. "A great cultural icon with much room for growth"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    The environment was very collaborative, the people friendly. Professional development is strongly encouraged. I thoroughly enjoyed working there.

    Cons

    I think that some of their ideas about reaching a broader audience are outdated or considered too pedestrian. The exhibitions also tend to cater to a more sophisticated art crowd than is typically found in Pittsburgh, leaving the impression among the greater community that the art museum is not for them. The educational experiences for many of the exhibitions are hit or miss. The lack of ethnic diversity in the Collection, exhibitions, and staff is also apparent and should be remedied.

    Advice to Management

    While featuring work of the major players in the contemporary art world is important, it's also important to ensure that there are exhibitions that are of mass appeal to a crowd whose understanding of art is basic. The Museum still has a reputation of being elitist and exclusionary, so exhibitions that are more ethnically diverse (or feature an artist of color) would go a long way in helping to break down that wall.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to get experience."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Carnegie Museum of Art full-time

    Pros

    Looking at great art daily.

    Cons

    Dealing with all the rampant elitism.