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There is a place for you at The MAX.

There are plenty of ways to get involved with The MAX – as a volunteer, as a career, and as an intern. Find your perfect fit and be a part of our story.

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Volunteer

Feeling inspired to give back, get involved, or support the arts? Volunteering at The MAX could be your perfect role. We are currently seeking adult and student volunteers over the age of 16.

Working directly with our volunteer coordinator, you will have the opportunity to gain firsthand experience in the world of museum operations. Our diverse, proactive volunteers help fulfill our vision to showcase Mississippi’s arts and entertainment legacy. For more information, call 601.581.1550 or email volunteers@msarts.org.

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Audiovisual (AV)
AV volunteers may assist with setup and breakdown of equipment for event productions, and assist in studio productions.

Photographer
Photographer volunteers may assist in taking photos of events, not assigned to a particular station or group circulating through the museum.

Gallery Guide/Events
The volunteer may be located at assigned stations, circulate through the museum, or move with an assigned group.

Administrative
The administrative volunteer may assist with various tasks performing office duties as needed, and occasional special assignments.

To view current volunteer opportunities, visit VolunteerMatch or Mississippi HUB Network for Volunteers & Nonprofits.

Embark on a Career

The Mississippi Arts + Entertainment Experience is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates for employment are considered without regard to race, color, sex, creed, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age, non-job-related disability, or marital status.

The $50 million Mississippi Arts + Entertainment Experience (The MAX) is a world-class facility highlighting Mississippi artists and celebrating the contributions of arts and entertainment entrepreneurs in every artistic discipline. The MAX is a statewide asset with a mission to recognize and honor legendary artists through hands-on exhibits that visually, auditorily, and kinesthetically educate, inform, and entertain every visitor.

The MAX is an experience unlike any other. Want to play a role in inspiring tomorrow’s artists? View the job listings below to begin your story with us.

The Mississippi Arts + Entertainment Experience (The MAX) is seeking experienced, reliable, and task-oriented individuals to provide excellent customer service to patrons of The MAX.  The part-time Visitor Services Associates will be responsible for selling tickets and memberships at the Admissions Desk as well as selling merchandise in the Museum Store.

Essential Functions

  • Provide a welcoming environment and excellent customer service to patrons.
  • Sell tickets and memberships and other educational services.
  • Process retail sales and complete cash register transactions.
  • Use point of sale (POS) software to sell tickets and merchandise, look up inventory, and balance cash drawers at end of shift.
  • Answer phones and questions in a knowledgeable and friendly manner.
  • Respond in a friendly manner to visitor complaints and concerns.
  • Assist Manager with monitoring merchandise inventory, ticketing, stocking shelves, and taking care of other supplies and equipment.
  • Have ability to be trained for other related functions.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Two or more years of experience in retail or customer services/guest services
  • Experience in cash handling and working with complex ticketing systems is highly desired.
  • Ability to orient group tours and school tours and speak in front of large groups
  • Responsibility, friendliness, proper grooming, and honesty in handling cash and credit transactions
  • Availability to work a part-time, flexible schedule
  • Ability to lift 30 pounds and stand for long periods of time

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and résumé via email to careers@msarts.org or deliver to:

Human Resources
The MAX
2155 Front Street
Meridian, MS 39301

Job Summary:

The Human Resource Generalist will serve in a part-time, hourly, role and run the daily functions of the Human Resource (HR) department including managing and administering benefits, leave, pay and developing and enforcing company policies and practices.

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Reviews, tracks, and documents compliance with mandatory and non-mandatory training, continuing education, and work assessments. This may include safety training, anti-harassment training, professional licensure, exams and certifications, professional development, and other applicable trainings.
  • Collaborate with department managers to recruit, interview, and facilitate the hiring of qualified job applicants for open positions.
  • Conducts or acquires background checks and employee eligibility verifications.
  • Responsible for development and implementation of new hire orientation and employee recognition programs.
  • Process bi-weekly payroll, to include maintaining employee information (deductions, taxes, garnishments, direct deposits, and support orders), reviewing earnings, processing payroll/financial reports.
  • Performs routine tasks required to administer and execute human resource programs including but not limited to compensation, benefits, and leave; disciplinary matters; disputes and investigations; performance and talent management; productivity, recognition, and morale; occupational health and safety; and training and development.
  • Handles employment-related inquiries from applicants, employees, and supervisors, referring complex and/or sensitive matters to the appropriate staff.
  • Attends and participates in employee disciplinary meetings, terminations, and investigations.
  • Maintains compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations, and recommended best practices; reviews policies and practices to maintain compliance and recommends updates to employee handbook.
  • Maintains knowledge of trends, best practices, regulatory changes, and new technologies in human resources, talent management, and employment law.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

 

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal, negotiation, and conflict resolution skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and to delegate them when appropriate.
  • Ability to act with integrity, professionalism, and confidentiality.
  • Thorough knowledge of employment-related laws and regulations.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite and related software.
  • Proficiency with or the ability to quickly learn the organization’s HRIS and talent management systems.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or related field required.
  • Three or more years of human resource management experience preferred.
  • SHRM-CP a plus.

Physical Requirements:

  • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  • Must be able to lift 15 pounds at times.

The Housekeeping Supervisor for the Mississippi Arts + Entertainment Experience (The MAX) is a reliable individual who will provide housekeeping services and supervise and train part-time housekeepers.  The MAX is a statewide asset with a mission to recognize and honor legendary artists through hands-on exhibits that use visual, auditory, and kinesthetic methods to educate, inform, and entertain visitors.

Essential Functions

  • Assign workers their duties and inspect work for conformance to prescribed standards of cleanliness; supervise subordinates.
  • Inventory and order stock to ensure adequate supplies.
  • Maintain all cleaning equipment and supplies in a safe and sanitary working condition.
  • Conduct orientation training and in-service training to explain policies, and work procedures and to demonstrate use and maintenance of equipment.
  • Make recommendations to improve service and ensure more efficient operation.
  • Manage time and schedules.
  • Provide excellent customer service by being polite, professional, and open-minded.
  • Work with housekeepers to help perform cleaning and maintenance duties.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High school diploma, GED, or high school equivalency diploma
  • Three years of supervisory experience in a facility where customers, visitors, or patients are served (museum, hotel/motel, hospital)
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both in writing and orally.
  • Friendliness, proper grooming, and honesty
  • Ability to lift 30 pounds

Interested candidates should stop by The MAX at 2155 Front Street in Meridian, Mississippi, to obtain and complete an application.

Human Resources
The MAX
2155 Front Street
Meridian, MS 39301

In order to inspire tomorrow's artists to follow their dreams, The MAX is seeking proposals from talented art instructors in all art forms, from drawing and ceramics to poetry and acting.

Dedicated to celebrating and honoring the lives and works of talented Mississippians who have touched the lives of so many around the world, The MAX – the Mississippi Arts + Entertainment Experience – showcases Mississippi’s legacy in every area of the arts, honors Mississippi's worldwide legends in arts and entertainment, and inspires tomorrow's artists to follow their own creative passions.

The MAX includes a recording studio and two fine arts studios equipped with materials for ceramics study and space to facilitate all fine arts practices.

The MAX seeks qualified instructors, as independent contractors, to teach art classes for children and adults that encourage self-expression and creativity. Instructors must possess an enthusiasm for teaching, extensive experience within their specialized art discipline, classroom management skills, and experience preparing class materials and implementing lesson plans. Candidates should be willing to challenge, engage, and communicate with students to encourage their participation and learning while maintaining mutual value and respect.

Applicants will be assessed on their breadth and depth of education, training, experience, skills, knowledge, and abilities.

Requirements:

  • Commitment to The MAX's mission of providing quality arts education to members of the community
  • A bachelor's degree in an art discipline (or an art education degree for children's classes)
  • Ability to design and implement lesson plans that follow the Mississippi College- and Career-Readiness Standards for arts
  • Ability and willingness to promote classes
  • Ability to interact with a wide variety of people
  • Knowledge of various learning styles and curriculum design

Proposals should include:

  • A cover letter
  • A résumé or CV showing formal training, exhibitions, and awards
  • Three professional references
  • A portfolio of professional artwork (electronic preferred)
  • Brief class proposals that include cost of materials, your facilitation fee, time frame needed to facilitate, and length of series. Consider offering unique courses that challenge you as an instructor and your students as artists. Emphasize the skills and knowledge your students can expect to obtain from the course.

Please direct the above application materials to the Adult Educator at elizabeth@msarts.org.

The Mississippi Arts + Entertainment Experience (The MAX) is seeking reliable individuals to provide housekeeping services.

Essential Functions

  • Sweep, scrub, mop, and polish floors.
  • Vacuum and shampoo carpets and rugs.
  • Dust and polish furniture and fixtures.
  • Empty and clean trash containers.
  • Dispose of trash in a sanitary manner.
  • Clean all public and staff restrooms.
  • Maintain all cleaning equipment and supplies in a safe and sanitary working condition.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High school diploma, GED, or high school equivalency diploma
  • One year of experience in a facility where customers, visitors, or patients are served (museum, hotel/motel, hospital)
  • Friendliness, proper grooming, and honesty
  • Ability to lift 30 pounds.

Interested candidates should stop by The MAX at 2155 Front Street in Meridian, Mississippi to obtain and complete an application.

Human Resources
The MAX
2155 Front Street
Meridian, MS 39301

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