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Carnegie Museum of Art Reviews

Updated Jun 22, 2019

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  1. "Nice"

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    Current Employee - Cashier 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Carnegie Museum of Art part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Free museum admission. discounted food and items, chill environment

    Cons

    Lots of stuff to learn if you're not well-versed in art.

    Advice to Management

    Could pay more

    Carnegie Museum of Art2019-06-22
  2. "Decent, but deep-seated culture problems"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Nice people Gain experience in museum & non-profit world

    Cons

    Low pay, even for museum work. High turnover. No room for advancement or growth - promotions are rare. HR is a joke - no support for employees at all. Culture issues with management - very out of touch with the capacity and demands of the job. Diversity non-existent beyond lower-paying jobs (custodial, security guards)

    Carnegie Museum of Art2017-12-06
  3. "GALLERY AMBASSADOR"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
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    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Carnegie Museum of Art part-time

    Pros

    FUN, EASY, GREAT CO WORKERS, FLEXIBLE SCHEDULE.

    Cons

    LONG hours of standing. boring. not much to do to occupy time.

    Advice to Management

    more interactive movement within the exhibitions. ability to move around the galleries and assist all museum goers the opportunity to speak to a gallery ambassador, not just for an exhibition but for the entire museum.

    Carnegie Museum of Art2017-09-24
  4. "Low pay, worse morale"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Carnegie Museum of Art

    Pros

    Great Art and cool building

    Cons

    Very low pay, aggressive management.

    Carnegie Museum of Art2016-10-23
  5. "Teaching Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
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    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Carnegie Museum of Art

    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.

    Carnegie Museum of Art2016-08-14
  6. "Museum"

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

    I worked at Carnegie Museum of Art for more than a year

    Pros

    A beautiful place to work.

    Cons

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

    Carnegie Museum of Art2015-12-30
  7. "A great cultural icon with much room for growth"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends

    I worked at Carnegie Museum of Art

    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,...

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    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.

    Carnegie Museum of Art2015-01-02
  8. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to get experience."

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    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.

    Carnegie Museum of Art2014-03-26
  9. Helpful (3)

    "Culture problems"

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    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.

    Carnegie Museum of Art2013-12-18
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