Pilgrim Hall Museum, Plymouth, MS
The Pilgrim Society (1820) and Pilgrim Hall Museum (1824) seek an Executive Director to be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the Society’s operations, focusing on management of AAM-accredited Pilgrim Hall Museum. The Director oversees a staff of 3 full-time and 2 part-time; annual operating budget is $400,000+. The Director is an active ex officio member of all committees, including Executive, Development, Finance, Nominating, Publications, Education and Property; responsibilities also include oversight of newsletter and website (pilgrimhallmuseum.org). Qualifications: The successful candidate will have proven experience in management of a nonprofit museum. The Director must be able to establish and maintain collaborative relationships with the Board, staff, Society members, donors, town organizations and the public. Ability to write, speak, manage and inspire staff and volunteers, and balance programs and budget is essential. Requirements: minimum BA with museum/library management experience; MA a plus. Salary $65,000. TO APPLY send resume, cover letter, and professional references in confidence to: Executive Search, Pilgrim Society, 75 Court Street, Plymouth, MA 02360. Deadline for applications is June 14. EOE
Great Camp Sagamore, Raquette Lake, NY
Sagamore Institute of the Adirondacks seeks an Executive Director to lead Great Camp Sagamore in the implementation of its mission, strategies and future objectives. Sagamore is a National Historic Landmark site of 27 rustic buildings on a pristine lake in the Adirondack forest preserve; it is a steward of its historical fabric year round and its use for educational and recreational programs in season. At present, the executive director works with a small year round team and an increased staff of 25 in season in support of preservation and teaching, room and board functions for residential programs, special events, and daily visitors. The annual operating budget is approximately $900,000; the annual capital budget for site stewardship varies. The executive director acts with broad authority to develop and market mission-appropriate, place-based programs; to foster the historic preservation of the buildings; to take all appropriate steps to insure the safety of the site and its visitors, staff and volunteers; to play a leading role in fund-raising and budget management; and with the board to work constantly to secure the future of Great Camp Sagamore. Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate strategic leadership through direct experience with nonprofit organizations, strong writing and presentation skills, the successful cultivation of individual and organizational relationships, and a passion for the work of Sagamore. Please visit Sagamore's website for the full position posting: www.greatcampsagamore.org.
Director & CEO
Hill-Stead Museum, Farmington, CT
Hill-Stead Museum, a National Historic Landmark in Farmington, CT, serves diverse audiences in Connecticut and beyond as a welcoming place for learning, reflection and enjoyment. The museum develops, preserves, documents, displays and interprets its exceptional Impressionist paintings, 1901 historic house and 152-acre landscape for the benefit of present and future generations. Hill-Stead was incorporated in 1946 in accordance with the will of Theodate Pope Riddle, the pioneering architect who designed the Colonial Revival-style house to showcase the Impressionist masterpieces by Monet, Degas and others, sculptures, ceramics, numerous works on paper and Japanese woodblock prints collected by her father. The extraordinary, intact collection and interiors constitute an ongoing blockbuster exhibition. Outside, stately trees, a pond, seasonal gardens and more than 3 miles of stone walls and woodland trails accent the grounds. Programs include house and garden tours, Sunken Garden Poetry Festival, gallery talks, lectures, curriculum-based school activities, nature activities and studies, seasonal farmers' markets, concerts and writing workshops. We are seeking a director and CEO who has experience leading and managing in an environment of limited financial resources. S/he will articulate a clear, realistic vision for the future and communicate that vision in ways that inspire and motivate others to become involved, donate money and other resources, and visit and participate in programs. The new leader will successfully build on Hill-Stead's many strengths to make it a thriving, inclusive institution. For the complete position profile and application guidelines, please visit http://www.tsne.org/jobs/hillstead
Cape Cod Maritime Museum, Hyannis, MA
The Cape Cod Maritime Museum, located in Hyannis, Ma, is looking for an Executive Director to oversee all aspects of the Museum 's operations. Responsibilities include managing staff and consultants, working closely with the Board of Trustees toward the goals and mission of this small, but vibrant Museum. Strong organizational and collaborative skills are required to work with regional governments and other institutions. Experience with non-profits desirable. Duties also include, fundraising, advertising and marketing, development and management of annual budget along with educational programs and exhibits. Please send resumes to email@example.com.
Fitchburg Historical Society, Fitchburg, MA
The Executive Director will bring energy and talent to the Society and should relish the challenge of attracting new audiences and support to this recently renovated Main Street museum and library in a designated Massachusetts Gateway City with strong cultural/educational institutions. The Executive Director will advance the Society 's mission to collect, preserve, interpret and make accessible the history of Fitchburg and is responsible for the overall management of the Society. Working with the Board of Directors and various sub-committees, the Executive Director will be responsible for the core functions of the Society including planning, fundraising, managing two historic buildings as well as personnel, educational programming, marketing and outreach and collections growth, management and preservation. The ideal candidate will have an advanced degree(s) in history, museum studies, library science, non-profit management or equivalent degree or equivalent professional experience; excellent communication and project management skills, fundraising and grant writing experience, profiiciency in non-profit financial management, comfort with learning new technology, and demonstrated ability to work effectively and collegially with a diverse population. This is a part time position, but with the future possibility of full-time. Must be present for operational hours of the Society as well as occasional night and weekend hours. Operational hours may be negotiable with selected candidate. Salary is $25,000 and includes vacation, sick and holiday benefits. Candidates are encouraged to submit a cover letter, resume and three professional references to Kate Wells, Search Committee Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Priority review begins immediately and remains open until filled.
Director of Preservation Services
Northeast Document Conservation Center, Andover, MA
THE NORTHEAST DOCUMENT CONSERVATION CENTER (NEDCC) is seeking an experienced preservation professional to manage its nationally-recognized education programs and consulting services. The Director of Preservation Services manages a staff of four; gives presentations on a variety of preservation topics; performs surveys and consultations; organizes conferences; serves on advisory committees of peer institutions; is active in professional associations; and represents NEDCC at national conferences. The Director of Preservation Services reports to the Executive Director and is a member of NEDCC 's senior staff. APPLICANTS MUST HAVE: A broad knowledge of and experience with the preservation of paper-based and digital cultural collections at libraries, archives, and/or museums; Experience in managing projects, employees, and outside consultants; A high level of maturity and solid reputation in the field; Clear and concise written and oral communication skills; Excellent relationship-building skills; Master 's in Library and Information Science, Museum Studies, Preservation Administration, or similar; with coursework on relevant topics, including, but not limited to preservation, collections management, emergency preparedness and risk assessment, archives administration, and/or digital preservation. NEDCC 's PRESERVATION SERVICES DEPARTMENT is staffed with three Preservation Specialists and one Events Coordinator. Services include general preservation needs assessments, digital collections needs assessments, webinars, workshops, conferences, 24-hour disaster assistance, and answering technical inquiries. The Preservation Services staff also serves as an in-house reference resource for NEDCC 's conservation and digital imaging staffs. TO APPLY: please send a PDF file containing cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to Bill Veillette, Executive Director, at email@example.com.
Director of Program & Business Development
Tower Hill Botanic Garden, Boylston, MA
The Director of Program and Business Development fulfills a key leadership role that reports directly to the Executive Director and is responsible for developing, leading, managing and promoting all aspects of Tower Hill 's mission-critical programmatic and revenue generating business units. Principal management efforts will focus on the development and implementation of strategies to acculturate traditional mission with dynamic program creation and modern business unit management. The Director is responsible for creating a culture of customer service and setting and meeting all earned income goals. The director insures that the organization maintains an integrated and enterprise-wide approach to mission-driven programmatic offerings and business unit performance. Mission integration includes managing all program and program-related marketing, communications and advertising functions of Tower Hill, overseeing all public relations, advertising placements, and promotion of educational programs, special events; concerts and flower shows.
The director is charged with integrating mission-critical focus into the performance criteria of the organization 's revenue generating operating units. By overseeing all the revenue-generating operations of THBG including admissions, the Shop at Tower Hill, Twigs Cafe, facility rentals, arts and culture events, education and library programs as well as all flower shows and other events, ensures that revenue targets and business plans are met while each and every visitor to Tower Hill Botanic Garden has a uniquely pleasant, educational and engaging experience.
Raw Art Works, Lynn, Massachusetts
Raw Art Works (RAW) seeks an individual with passion and vision to strengthen and grow its successful college-bound program, Project Launch, and design/develop a NEW writing program (the “Art of Words”). This program has been built around the essential ingredient of volunteer mentors who provide one-on-one support to RAW’s high school seniors and juniors. With Lynn’s drop-out rate double the state average, it is remarkable that each year, approximately 90% of Project Launch youth apply and are accepted to college. This full-time position requires an experienced professional whose primary responsibilities will be coordinating and executing all operations related to Project Launch, which currently serves 55+ teens and 25+ mentors. The Program Manager will also help to envision, design, and implement our long-term vision to ultimately expand this program to effectively support and guide our youth with their future plans from middle school though their first years in college. This position reports to RAW’s Program Director. Educational Requirement: Bachelor’s required, Master’s preferred in education, social work, or guidance counseling. Application Deadline: Applications being accepted currently with ideal start date in mid to late June, 2013. Hours and Salary: 40 hours a week and salary commensurate with experience. To Apply: No calls please. Submit cover letter, resume and salary requirements with the subject line “Program Manager Search” to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Public Health Museum, Tewksbury, Massachusetts
The Public Health Museum located in Tewksbury, Massachusetts is seeking a part time Administrative Assistant to coordinate museum activities, support board committee work, and participate in documenting and interpreting museum objects. This person should have excellent interpersonal skills, be highly organized, able to track several projects simultaneously, and be skilled at office programs. Familiarity with Past Perfect is preferred, but not required. Museum experience is preferred, but training can be provided. This is an excellent position for an emerging museum professional. The scheduled work time has some flexibility but almost all time must be on site at the museum, with 3-4 days per week expected in 16-25 hours. One Saturday shift per month is required.This non-profit organization has been located on the grounds of Tewksbury Hospital in a historic building since its founding in 1991. A recent project to reinterpret exhibit spaces has broadened our visitor base to the general public, in addition to student visits. We are anticipating a continued period of increased activity and expansion and believe this will be an exciting time to be a part of this organization. Please send your resume and cover letter to email@example.com.
Director of Dissemination, National Center for Technological Literacy
Museum of Science, Boston, MA
The Director of Dissemination, NCTL, will be one of the team members responsible for ongoing growth for the education products of the National Center for Technological Literacy. This position will analyze data, trends, opportunities and competition to develop and implement a strategy to meet our reach and revenue goals. They will collaborate with NCTL colleagues and Museum leadership to identify where to promote NCTL products and what strategies should be used to raise awareness and encourage adoption. They will implement numerous activities and follow-up on all leads and opportunities to build the NCTL/MOS brand and support the Museum's growing penetration into the formal STEM curriculum market. Our aspiration is to have this position grow over time to lead a sales effort that will promote and sell a wide range of the Museum's products (shows, exhibits, programs, etc.) in the formal and informal education markets. Visit www.mos.org/jobs for details. Email cover letter and resume to JOBS@MOS.ORG. Equal Opportunity Employer.
Museum Office Coordinator
Lyman Allyn Art Museum, New London, CT
The Lyman Allyn Art Museum seeks permanent part-time (16 hours per week, Tuesday through Friday) Museum Office Coordinator to provide support to the Director and Board. Specific responsibilities include: coordinate volunteers, manage front desk, bookshop, calendars and events. Applicant must be detail-oriented and computer literate. Must be available for occasional evenings and weekends. Please send cover letter and resume to: Mollie Clarke, Director of Education, Lyman Allyn Art Museum, 625 Williams Street, New London, CT 06320.
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Director of Curatorial Affairs
Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, Massachusetts
Worcester Art Museum seeks a Director of Curatorial Affairs with a strong background in European art. The Museum is in the process of leveraging its high level encyclopedic collections to have a stronger regional impact, with a focus on the visitor experience. The Director of Curatorial Affairs is part of the executive leadership team and directs all activities of the Curatorial Division (a staff of 22). S/he will also be responsible for the Museum’s collection of European Art. This position will oversee collecting activities and build relationships with private collectors and scholars in European art. The Director of Curatorial Affairs is responsible for liaising with development on grants and fundraising, exhibition programming and scheduling and all publications related to the permanent collection. The ideal candidate will have experience managing and leading staff, at least 7 years curatorial background as a specialist in European art, and strong interpersonal skills. PhD preferred. Send cover letter and CV to Director of Human Resources, 55 Salisbury Street, Worcester, MA 01609 or e-mail documents to firstname.lastname@example.org by July 12, 2013. We pledge to conduct a confidential search. ;We encourage diversity in the work place. E.O.E. For full job posting, please visit http://www.worcesterart.org/Information/jobs.html
Collections Manager & Registrar
Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
Creates, manages and maintains collection documentation. Coordinates inventories. Manages and archives exhibition records (both electronic and manual). Processes gifts, extended loans and acquisitions. Manages loans (nationally and internationally). With Head Preparator, oversees Intra-University loan program and Student Loan Collection. Assists with fine arts insurance. Assumes responsibility for exhibition routing, transport, security and related issues as assigned. Helps identify sources of funding for activities. Oversees interns and student workers related to registration. Manages art storage areas including organization, regulation of staff access, and object handling. Administers collection management database (EmbARK). Fields inquiries concerning the collection. Prepares research materials and works with faculty, students and outside scholars. Supervises rights and reproductions with support from Curatorial Assistant. In consultation with Deputy Director and University Facilities, manages environmental conditions for galleries and art storage areas. Oversees gallery appearance and storage conditions. Writes condition reports. Consults and commissions conservators as needed. Well versed in environmental recording devices and their data. Must have exceptional attention to detail, organizational and negotiating skills. Preferred qualifications include Master's degree or higher in museum studies, collection management, or related field, five years experience in art museum registration and collections management, ability to manage multiple complex projects in a fast-paced work environment, extensive knowledge of and experience with collection database software, knowledge of new media technologies and digital asset management issues, experience with imaging software, strong written and oral communication skills, strong interpersonal skills and flexibility and ability to travel nationally and internationally. For more information: https://careers.brandeis.edu/staffjobs/
Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University , Waltham, MA
The Rose Art Museum seeks a full time Curatorial Assistant to help plan a full exhibition program and will encounter all aspects of museum exhibitions and projects. This position requires successful completion of a background check prior to start date. The curatorial assistant will provide daily administrative support during all phases of a project; undertake object research for the purposes of creating checklists; communicate with artists, galleries and outside curators; assist with photography, in consultation with the Collections Manager, oversees rights and reproduction for press and publication queries; aid in the development of educational didactics and website content; assist with the compilation of exhibition related publications and contribute to the writing of exhibition labels and other texts. Archives exhibition records. Programming responsibilities include implementing/providing support on assigned projects as well as developing original content; comprehensive coordination and collaboration with a variety of internal and external individuals to construct and implement logistical strategies for the timing, planning, and complete realizations of projects. Contributes to departmental and interdepartmental consultations and collaborations with registrars, designers, technical support, and curatorial staff on scheduling and presentation issues. Contributes to editorial and design staff on various publications and program materials; communications and marketing staff on promotional efforts; academic program staff on developing materials and activities such as gallery guides, lectures, workshops, and other programs; and others. With exhibitions curator and collections manager, contribute to project budgets; implement special projects initiated by the Director or Director of Academic Programs & Curator, as assigned.
The EcoTarium, Worcester, MA
The EcoTarium is looking for a part-time, 22.5 hr/wk. Collections Specialist that is responsible for helping to improve collection care and management, at the EcoTarium, A Museum of Science & Nature. The Museum's collections house a very diverse range of materials including: natural history specimens, rocks and minerals, books and scrap books, glass lantern slides, technology, and ethnographic materials. Some specimens date back to the early years of the Museum, which was founded in 1825. The Museum's collections include items of considerable scientific interest, beauty and historical value, as well as other items with no provenance or exhibit potential. We have not been actively adding to the collection, except for occasional exceptional items. This position would help jumpstart the process of re-establishing physical and intellectual control of the collection and start to implement the recommendations of the EcoTarium's recent CAP report. This will include short term work on priority, preservation and management measures, routine housekeeping and pest control in collections storage areas, re-housing selected objects, and monitoring environmental conditions and helping to develop and implement sound collections policies, and facilitating staff access to collections. This position would also help develop funding proposals for larger scale future work. Please send cover letter, resume and names of three references to: Human Resources, Attn: Collections Specialist Search, EcoTarium, 222 Harrington Way, Worcester, MA 01604 or email: email@example.com Application Review — Immediately AA/EOE
New York Yacht Club, New York, NY
The New York Yacht Club seeks applicants for full-time Collections Manager. Diverse collection includes yacht models, marine paintings, prints, drawings, silver, nautical objects and furniture, located within its two historical clubhouses (midtown Manhattan and Newport, Rhode Island). Collections Manager will work primarily in Manhattan clubhouse. The Collections Manager is responsible for all of the day-to-day activities of this very significant and active collection. These responsibilities include maintaining appraisal records; accessioning, deaccessioning; maintaining permanent collections digital catalog and files; scheduling and overseeing restorations; moving, installing and storing collections for both clubhouses; curating temporary exhibitions; maintaining and updating collections portion of NYYC website; leading tours of collections; handling all aspects of incoming and outgoing loans; updating documentation on collections in relational database; answering inquiries regarding collections and maritime art and history; coordinating maritime art and history lectures; keeping accurate inventory of fine art and model collections; developing and implementing inventory projects. Applicants must have B.A. in Art History, Museum Studies or similar field (M.A. preferred), 2 yr. experience in collections management and curatorial work, excellent communications skills and strong ability to multi-task, knowledge of common museum registrar practices, experience working with relational database, experience with scanning, modifying and archiving digital files. Excellent benefits. Send resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org .No phone calls please.
Museum Collections Manager
State University of New York, College at Plattsburgh, Plattsburgh, NY
The Art Museum at SUNY College at Plattsburgh invites applications for a Museum Collections Manager. The ideal candidate will be detail oriented, with a commitment to the care and management of art objects, a willingness to work one-on-one with students, and an appreciation for museum collections and their role in expanding art appreciation and knowledge of art history to the campus community and the region. This individual will report directly to the Director of the Museum. Required Qualifications: Bachelor's degree plus two years of art museum collections management; experience working with database systems; attention to detail; and excellent writing skills. In addition, candidates should be comfortable working in a collaborative environment and have the ability to work a flexible schedule as necessary, including some evenings and weekends. The ideal candidate must demonstrate excellent organizational and interpersonal skills; have knowledge of and appreciation for art history; and the ability to work on multiple projects. The ability to handle art objects both heavy and fragile is also required. Salary: $39,000 minimum, plus excellent benefits. Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. Application materials
received by May 6 will be guaranteed full consideration. Please apply to http://jobs.plattsburgh.edu/postings/4325 and include a resume/CV, cover letter of interest, and contact information for 3 current references. Official transcripts from an accredited institution will be required prior to employment. SUNY Plattsburgh is an equal opportunity employer, committed to excellence through diversity.
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Development and Marketing
Mystic Arts Center, Mystic, CT
Mystic Arts Center, Mystic, CT, seeks a part time Marketing Coordinator to work 24 hours a week with a financially healthy, well respected 100 year old organization. Reporting to Executive Director, the Marketing Coordinator will oversee all marketing communications and media relations including press releases, eblasts and social media. The Marketing Coordinator will oversee website maintenance research and coordinate advertising opportunities, as well as oversee events and programs promotion for all departments The Marketing Coordinator will serve as editor of MAC's quarterly newsletters and the Annual Report. He/she will manage the graphic designer in the design and production of all promotional material and act as the spokesperson for all media enquiries. The successful candidate will have excellent writing and communication skills, be proficient in Adobe Creative Suite, and Mailchimp and be able to work a flexible schedule, possess initiative and be energetic. Please submit resume and cover letter including salary requirements and three references to: Mystic Arts Center, Attn: Karen Barthelson, 9 Water Street, Mystic, CT 06355 or email to email@example.com
Director of Development and Communications
Essex National Heritage Commision, Salem, MA
The Director of Development and Communications plays a vital role in developing and promoting the mission to regional and local non-profits, businesses, elected officials and other key partners. This position manages many projects, and requires someone who can multi-task well and thrives in a busy environment. 5 years of development experience; excellent writing skills; a self-starter; ability to work independently and in groups as needed; good people skills; proficiency in PR and communications including social media; Word and Excel proficiency required, Constant Contact and Website maintenance experience helpful; some experience in budget management. Direct a diverse portfolio of development initiatives that cultivate and expand business collaborations and donor support. Provide input and recommendations to the senior management team with regard to strategic planning, development planning and resource coordination to meet the goals of the development plan. Create and execute annual development plan, obtaining input from senior management and the Board of Trustees. Report regularly on progress against plan and identify problem areas with a recommended plan of action. Direct all prospect identification, donor cultivation, retention and data tracking efforts. Work effectively and frequently with Development Committee to offer support and assistance. Coordinate special events fund-raising and friend-raising, Cultivate and maintain relationships with officers, trustees, commissioners, current and prospective donors, partners and contractors. Please visit essexheritage.org/jobs for a complete job description. Email resume, 2 recent writing samples, and salary requirements to firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT
Identify, cultivate, and solicit gifts, grants and sponsorships from individuals, corporations, foundations and government agencies; oversee the membership program, plan and execute the annual fund campaign; assist with major donor and special events. Includes data processing and gift stewardship. Reports to the Director of Development. Bachelor's Degree required. At least five years development experience. Proficiency with Raiser's Edge required. Send cover letter, resume, at least one writing sample of a recent successful grant and salary requirements by June 15, 2013 to: email@example.com. No phone calls please. c/o Director of Development, NBMAA, 56 Lexington St.,New Britain, CT 06052. NBMAA is EOE.
Public Relations Manager
Hill-Stead Museum, Farmington, CT
Under the general direction of the Director of Development, the Public Relations Manager is responsible for promoting Hill-Stead Museum's activities, collections, events, facilities, and programs; managing communications with donors and members and implementing the public relations work of the museum's programs. Education and Experience: Bachelor's degree in communications, journalism, marketing, or related field. Five years of public relations design, writing, and editing for lay audiences. Experience with arts and cultural organizations preferred. Please send resume and cover letter to: Hill-Stead Museum,35 Mountain Road, Farmington, CT 06032,ATTN: Debra K. Pasquale;or email to firstname.lastname@example.org, by May 31, 2013. All applications are received in confidence. Hill-Stead Museum is an equal opportunity employer.
Director of Development
Maine Historical Society, Portland, ME
The Maine Historical Society seeks a leader to manage all phases of its fundraising activity, including major, corporate and foundation gifts, annual giving, special events, grant writing, planned giving, donor cultivation, campaign planning, marketing, public relations and communications. Working closely with the Executive Director, Trustees and managing a staff of two, the successful candidate will help shape the continued growth of a nationally-recognized, statewide cultural institution. Founded in 1822, MHS is located in downtown Portland, Maine, and consists of the Brown Research Library, the MHS Museum, the Wadsworth-Longfellow House; and the Maine Memory Network (a collaborative online museum), among other programs and services. Qualifications should include: superior personal and communication skills; five plus years of comparable development responsibility; a record of major gift fund-raising and grant writing accomplishment; Raiser's Edge (or comparable) database experience; demonstrable interest in history and education; and a willingness to meet the challenges of the cultural sector. Highly self-motivated and directed. Send letter, resume, and list of four references to: Steve Bromage, Executive Director, Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101. EOE. Electronic submissions should be sent to email@example.com. Applications close June 15. No phone inquiries, please.
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT
The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art seeks an experienced Grants Manager to develop and implement grant fundraising strategies. This individual will be responsible for proposal writing, conducting prospect research, stewardship and reporting for government, corporate and foundation grants. Demonstrated record of achievement, including exceptional organizational, interpersonal, and written and verbal communications skills. Three (3) written samples of recently award grants required. Ability to multi-tasks and meet deadlines on time, and to work independently and with staff at all levels. Must be a self-starter with demonstrated skill as a creative thinker and grants writer. Experience with Microsoft Office Suite and Raisers Edge preferred. Qualified candidates should forward their resume and cover letter, with salary requirements by June 3, 2013 to: Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Human Resources, 600 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103 or email HR@wadsworthatheneum.org. No phone calls please. An Equal Opportunity Employer.
Associate Grant Writer
The EcoTarium, Worcester, MA
The EcoTarium, a museum of science and nature, seeks a part-time Associate Grant Writer. The successful candidate will work as part of the Development Team to complete grant applications that meet EcoTarium mission and goals, and to position projects to meet funder needs. They will conduct grant research, ascertain eligibility criteria, adhere to guidelines and deadlines, complete forms and narrative sections on grant applications and grant reports ensuring input from relevant bodies, and edit for accuracy. Follow through on all projects essential, including learning and adhering to the EcoTarium's process for grants submission. Must have completed a Bachelor's Degree and at least 3 years experience in an office environment, including with correspondence, reports, editing and/or other writing tasks. Excellent written and verbal communication skills and ability to write clearly, succinctly, engagingly and provide accurate information in a fast-paced environment. Ability to verbally communicate and work with colleagues, grant collaborators, and funding organizations to obtain relevant information. Excellent computer skills; proficient in Word, Outlook, Power Point, and Excel. Experience with Sage 50 fundraising software a plus. Grant writing and research experience a plus, but not necessary – we will train the right person! Detail-oriented and organized; familiar with filing, keeping calendars, editing documents, reading and assimilating complex information, and successfully completing projects on time. Please send cover letter, resume, names of three references and two brief samples of written work to: Human Resources, Attn: Associate Grant Writer Search, EcoTarium, 222 Harrington Way, Worcester, MA 01604 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. AA/EOE.
Part-Time Marketing/Design Assistant
Fruitlands Museum, Harvard, MA
Fruitlands Museum, located in Harvard, Mass, is looking for an assistant to help out in the marketing department two days a week. Candidate must have graphic design experience. The position entails maintaining Fruitlands website and designing landing pages, social media postings, some collateral design and general office administrative tasks. Candidate should be proficient in the Adobe Creative Suite and web design programs. Send resume and cover letter to email@example.com. No phone calls please.
Special Events Coordinator
Greenwich Historical Society, Cos Cob, CT
The Greenwich Historical Society seeks a part-time Special Events Coordinator with primary responsibility for the creative and administrative activities related to Antiquarius: The Greenwich Winter Antiques Show, Holiday House Tour and Holiday Boutique, which take place in early December. Execution of additional, smaller events, such as the annual volunteer reception, is included in the job description. The part-time, year-round position operates on a flexible (heaviest months are September - December; lightest months are July and August). Over the course of the year, the workload will translate to 24 hours/week. The ideal candidate will have: Two years (minimum) of successful special events experience in a nonprofit organization or corporate setting; Experience with Microsoft Office (including mail merges) and non-profit databases; experience with Sage Fundraising 50 is a plus; Ability to drive communications including invitations, press releases and advertisements; Sensitivity to deadlines and ability to prioritize and multitask; Proven success working with volunteers; Excellent interpersonal and communication skills including the ability to respond creatively and diplomatically to conflicting priorities; Creativity and ability to conceive and assertively pursue fundraising opportunities as appropriate; Commitment to the mission of the Greenwich Historical Society: www.greenwichhistory.org Interested candidates are invited to submit their resume and a short cover letter addressed to: Anne Bradner Director of Development Re: Special Events Coordinator Greenwich Historical Society 39 Strickland Road Cos Cob, CT 06807 Applications may be sent by U.S. Mail as above or by e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls please.
Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, ME
The Farnsworth Art Museum is seeking a full time Membership Coordinator. Reporting to the Director, this individual oversees and aggressively works to grow membership at the Farnsworth Art Museum. Creates, implements and evaluates renewal and acquisition programs. Assists in the production of related advancement activities, creates correspondence, reports, and other written materials related to servicing membership, prospect research and advancement activities. Responsible for program marketing, data processing, analysis and benefit fulfillment. Strong organizational skills and problem solving ability essential, attention to detail, and capability to recognize and address day-to-day and long term responsibilities without direct supervision. Successful candidate is goal oriented; flexible; cooperative; and supportive of colleagues in all areas of museum operations. Thorough working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Blackbaud's Raisers Edge or comparable database software is essential. Qualifications include B.A. in Liberal Arts or related field, a minimum of five years museum or non-profit fundraising experience, including membership, or equivalent work experience. Demonstrable strengths in information and budget management and membership communications, excellent communication (verbal and written) and organizational skills, professional demeanor with strong interpersonal skills and a high level of comfort working with the public, trustees, members and donors. Please email cover letter and resume to email@example.com or mail to Farnsworth Art Museum, 16 Museum St., Rockland, ME 04841, attn: Membership Coordinator Search.
Director of Institutional Advancement
Tower Hill Botanic Garden, Boylston, MA
The Worcester County Horticultural Society was founded in 1842, “for the purpose of advancing the science and encouraging and improving the practice of horticulture”. It was the third Horticultural Society founded in the United States and provided leadership locally and regionally in ornamental and economic horticulture. In 1987, the Society sold its downtown Worcester building and purchased Tower Hill, a farm in Boylston about 10 miles east of Worcester, MA.
In the first 25 years in the Boylston location, the organization raised approximately $30,000,000 to build the Garden. The original farmhouse was restored, the Maintenance barn built, the Stoddard Visitor and Education Center designed and built, followed by the Conservatories. Today’s organization has an operating budget of $3.3 million that is funded roughly 65% by earned income, 15% philanthropy and 20% endowment. The Director of Institutional Advancement is a key senior management position that reports directly to the Executive Director and is responsible for developing, leading, managing and promoting all aspects of Tower Hill’s advancement efforts. Development efforts include membership, annual giving, major gifts, special projects, capital campaigns, planned giving, corporate, government and foundation grants. Marketing responsibilities include developing the brand and raising the profile of Tower Hill through the marketing, communications, public relations and advertising for all aspects of the garden.
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South Shore Natural Science Center, Norwell, MA
The mobile educator will lead science outreach programs to schools, libraries, and community organizations throughout the South Shore and Boston. The mobile educator will lead up to 25 different programs on a wide variety of science subjects such as astronomy, botany, chemistry, physics, meteorology and an array of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) programming. The mobile educator is responsible for marketing programs and determining travel logistics. Please contact John Galluzzo at firstname.lastname@example.org for the full job description and an application.
Post-Doctoral Research Associate in Public Humanities
Brown University, John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities & Cultural Heritage, Providence, RI
The John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage at Brown University invites applications for a postdoctoral research associate in public humanities for the academic year 2013-14. While the nature of an applicant's specific interests and areas of expertise are left open, these should be complementary to the present makeup of the Center. Areas of interest: documentary studies, community memory, digital public humanities, cultural heritage, cultural policy, informal education, public art, and historic preservation. Applicants must normally have received their Ph.D. from an institution other than Brown within the last five years and have expertise and experience working in the public humanities, and an interest in working with students in an interdisciplinary and public context. In addition to pursuing his or her own projects, the successful candidate will be expected to teach one course per semester, and participate actively in the ongoing development of the Center, via organization of reading or working groups or community projects that extend or develop new university-community connections. This will be a one-year position, beginning August 1, 2013, with possibility of extension to a second year. Annual salary is $45,000 plus benefits. For full consideration, candidates should submit a cv, 2-3 page statement of interests, two confidential letters of reference and potential syllabus via https://secure.interfolio.com/apply/21656 no later than June 15, 2013 for full consideration. More information about the Center for Public Humanities is available at http://www.brown.edu/academics/public-humanities/.Brown is an EEO/AA employer. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.
Director of Education and Public Programs
Fruitlands Museum, Harvard, Massachusetts
Fruitlands Museum is looking for a dynamic individual to serve as our next Director of Education and Public Programs. The successful candidate will have previous museum experience and must demonstrate creativity and vision towards interpreting our distinct collections, managing on and offsite programs, budget management and developing innovative ways of connecting the Metro West and Greater Boston Communities to the museum's resources and content.Reporting to the Executive Director and supervising a complex mix of part-time and seasonal staff, the Director of Education and Public Programs will be a vital member of the Fruitlands management team, working closely with the other managers to develop and implement excellent programs including collection based events, performances, lectures, gallery receptions, classes and workshops. They must have a passion for Fruitlands' mission, the ability to spark interest and arouse curiosity. The successful candidate must play well with others. Some evening and weekend work is required.For the complete job description please go to www.fruitlands.org/employment. Please submit a letter of application and resume to Wyona Lynch-McWhite, Executive Director via email – no phone calls please – email@example.com. Application review begins May 25, 2013.
Director of Programs, Projects and Partnerships
Jewish Women's Archive, Brookline, MA
The Jewish Women's Archive (JWA) seeks a Director of Programs, Projects and Partnerships. This dynamic individual will lead the creation, implementation, and evaluation of JWA's online and face-to-face education and outreach programs. The successful candidate will be a resourceful and entrepreneurial professional with excellent written and oral communication skills, who thrives in an organization that sets a premium on collaboration, strategic thinking, and innovation. For details, go to http://jwa.org/aboutjwa/jobs.
Raw Art Works, Lynn, Massachusetts
Raw Art Works (RAW) seeks an Art Therapist with vision and passion. RAW has the opportunity to design and implement a comprehensive art therapy program within an alternative middle/high school. We are looking for someone with significant experience working with clinically diagnosed teens. This person will create an art studio, collaborate with a dynamic team of teachers, and build relationships with students through the creation of meaningful art. RAW hires Art Therapists who are committed artists in their own right and therefore we ask that you include a portfolio of your recent work with your application. Primary Responsibilities: Lead individual and group sessions, and develop innovative art concepts appropriate for both; Builds meaningful relationships with students, providing artistic and emotional support; Build meaningful relationships with teachers and staff; Collaborates with both the RAW and school clinical teams; and Creates a safe, supportive, inclusive and FUN environment for youth. Qualifications: Minimum of three years working with teens with a record of success. At least one year experience working with teens in a clinical setting; Preference for experience in youth development; Strong team player, continually open to learning and teaching new skills and techniques; Superior communication, organization and problem-solving skills; Energy, enthusiasm, and commitment, with a high standard of professionalism; Must submit portfolio of own work; Strong sense of humor; Fluency in a language other than English, particularly Spanish, is highly desired; and Must have Driver's License. To Apply: No calls please. Submit cover letter and resume with the subject line of Art Therapist Search at firstname.lastname@example.org. Include attachments of your artwork, which may include art from exhibits of teen work you have facilitated (jpg images under 1mb/ea). A web link will suffice if you have one. Please answer the following in the cover letter: 1.When working with teens, describe a recent situation where from process to finished product the art concept that you presented was successful. 2.Briefly describe an effective strategy you applied when working in a difficult clinical situation with a challenging teen/teens.
Museum Educator Docents
Shirley-Eustis House, Boston, MA
The Shirley-Eustis House located in Boston, Massachusetts, is seeking to hire Museum Educator Docents with a starting date of May, 2013. These positions will provide historic interpretative tours as docents during our summer and early fall season. Docent Educators will also assist in events and demonstrations held during the summer season. As educators, you will provide hands-on educational programming year-round to school groups and visitors. This may consist of being called upon to teach here at the Shirley-Eustis House or in a place where groups meet. The ideal candidates will have experience working with the public, all ages and backgrounds, and have an interest or experience in history, archaeology, and/or community relations. Must be able to lift and carry benches, carry buckets of water, etc. Experience with hand tools, such as axes, knives, shovels, etc. a definite plus. Retired school teachers and educators are welcomed to apply. Should be able to work independently and as a team player and able to work weekends. Send cover letter and resume to Patricia Violette, Executive Director, The Shirley-Eustis House, 33 Shirley Street, Boston, MA, 02119. Or send electronically (preferred) to: email@example.com. If you have any questions, please call: 617-442-2275.
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Connecticut Science Center, Hartford, CT
FLSA: Salaried, Exempt Full Time (40 hours per week) Provides daily & overall leadership to a team of highly skilled Exhibit Technicians. Leading by example, the Exhibit Manager sets the tone for exemplary service from the Exhibits Department consistent with the established Culture of the Connecticut Science Center. Creates, implements & monitors quality control mechanisms to ensure that the high standards of the CT Science Center’s are consistently reflected in the 150+ hands on exhibits that our visitors experience. Monitors & maintains the functional performance of CSC’s permanent & traveling exhibits on a daily basis with a 99%+ fully operational percentage goal at any given time. Manages CSC’s exhibit specialists including processing time sheets and preparing daily & monthly schedules including weekend & evening events. Performs computer maintenance, troubleshooting, hardware repair & software archiving. Schedules preventive maintenance on all exhibits to ensure reliable operations. Coordinates traveling exhibit installations & teardowns (up to three times a year) including contracting outside support labor & equipment & coordinating the arrival & departure of exhibitions with the exhibit vendor. For full job description go to http://www.ctsciencecenter.org/about-us/employment.aspx. High School Diploma or equivalent is required. Some college or advanced technical training highly preferred. Minimum 5 years of supervisory/leadership experience. Qualified applicants will go through an application process, interview process and must successfully complete a background check. To apply, send a cover letter & resume to HR@CTScienceCenter.org by 6/14/13. Please reference “Exhibit Manager” in the subject line.
Director of Exhibits
EcoTarium, Worcester, MA
The Director of Exhibits is a senior management position responsible for providing the conceptual leadership, direction and oversight of interior and exterior exhibits, including the collections and wildlife departments. The Director collaborates with other Division Directors on organizational projects, works closely with the President on strategic planning and institutional advancement, and oversees department budgets. Candidate must have a minimum of 5 yrs. museum management experience and 8 yrs. experience in development and implementation of exhibits with an MA preferred. The Director should have experience working with live collections and have a successful record in grant writing and management. Experience in leading exhibit projects through all stages from concept development, through prototyping, design and final fabrication is essential with preference to an innovative thinker with vision for 21st century museum exhibits. Responsibilities include: overseeing Exhibit Department including exhibit maintenance and new exhibit projects from concept to installation, including temporary exhibits and implementation of exhibit master plan; working closely with the Development Department on grant research and writing; overseeing the Wildlife Department to ensure best practices in animal care and implementation of outdoor master plan; and overseeing collections, including building staffing and working toward establishing physical and intellectual control. The successful candidate will work collaboratively with the Program Department and represent the museum at public events, professional meetings and on collaborative grant projects. Send cover letter, resume and names of three references to: Director of Exhibits Search, EcoTarium, 222 Harrington Way, Worcester, MA 01604 or firstname.lastname@example.org. EcoTarium is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Exhibit Content Developer
Museum of Science, Boston, MA
The Exhibit Content Developer will develop engaging, educational, accurate, accessible and relevant facilitated and un-facilitated museum experiences that effectively communicate their intended messages to a wide audience and that reflect input from the public, experts in the scientific and engineering community and from Museum staff. This position will Collaborate with team members, project managers, other museums, and members of the community to develop and produce exhibits according to the goals of the project, on time and within budget. This position will also support a collaborative work environment within project teams and with all Museum colleagues. The Exhibit Content Developer will participate in the design and implementation of an effective program of prototyping and testing of exhibit and program components, as an integral part of the project development process. Lastly, this position will use results of front-end and formative evaluation to develop appropriate project goals and objectives, and summative evaluation to assess their ultimate success. Visit www.mos.org/jobs for details. Email cover letter and resume to JOBS@MOS.ORG. Equal Opportunity Employer.
Bicentennial Exhibit Curator
Handel and Haydn Society, Boston, Massachusetts
The Handel and Haydn Society (H&H) will celebrate its 200th anniversary (Bicentennial) in 2015. The Bicentennial will be a celebration of the people of Boston through H&H 's history. Part of the celebrations will be a six-month exhibit (March -September 2015) at the Boston Public Library to deepen the public 's awareness of 200 years of musical legacy that embodies the cultural heritage and development of the city and the nation, illustrated through the lens of H&H 's history. The exhibit shall feature: H&H 's extensive archives, dating back to 1815 (includes musical manuscripts; photos; correspondence; administrative, financial, marketing, development, and Board files and artifacts; and program books); interpreted and interactive media, including audio, video, and digital interfaces (e.g., interactive historical timelines with visual and audio); lectures and symposia. It is hoped that a smartphone app-led walking tour, showcasing historical places where H&H and Boston history intersect, will be developed. The main role of the Curator is to plan, organize, and oversee H&H 's Bicentennial Exhibition including research, content gathering, text writing, overall oversight of exhibit set up and design (exhibit designer will be secured for this project). The curator will help shape the experience of the visitor, meet the interpretive goals of the Exhibition, and ensure innovation and quality. H&H will have a project manager on staff who will manage the project and oversee budget, and hiring of experts as needed. For the complete position profile and application guidelines, please visit: http://www.handelandhaydn.org/about/employment/staff/bicentennial-exhibition-curator
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Colonial Programs Associate
Plimoth Plantation, Plymouth, MA
Plimoth Plantation is a 17th-century living history museum depicting the lives of the Wampanoag communities and Plymouth, MA colonists. The museum has openings for Colonial Programs Associate who interpret the history of Plymouth Colony, Plimoth Plantation Inc, and Mayflower II to museum guests by initiating personable and informative interactions with particular emphasis on the Plymouth colonists’ origins, arrival, and presence in New England; the indigenous peoples; the colonists’ profound impact on the land and on the established Wampanoag communities; and the complex issues raised in the contact of cultures that have molded modern America. Interprets history to museum guests by exhibiting period and maritime activities. Studies written training materials and assigned 17th-century English dialect. Learns hand skills and tasks in order to exhibit 17th c. agricultural and maritime life. Studies navigation instruments and the full rigging of Mayflower in 1620 and 1957.Interest and/or appreciation for 17th-century English, American, Native American and European history. Ability to perform first-person interpretation at a proficient level. Colonial interpreters may be regularly required to work sitting, standing, kneeling, or bent, sometimes for extended periods of time; to lift and move heavy objects at times; to climb stairs, ladders, gangways (at various angles). Must be able to wear and work in 17th-century clothing made from linen and wool, including period footwear. Must be able to utilize and demonstrate 17th-century implements and tools. Must be able to work without modern eyeglasses. Please complete online application from website www.plimoth.org or send resume and cover letter to email@example.com
Museum Technology Specialist (Full time, temporary through September 2013)
Historic New England , Boston, MA
Historic New England seeks to fill the temporary position of Museum Technology Specialist. The MTS will be responsible for assisting the Information Technology Officer and other staff as assigned in the day-to-day handling of technology support at a complex, multi-site organization. The position includes fielding help desk inquiries; assisting with hardware and software upgrades, infrastructure implementation and evaluation; and helping support the move of staff offices to newly-renovated space in Historic New England's Haverhill facility. Qualifications: Applicants should have an undergraduate or graduate degree in technology, information science, computer science, or a related field, or equivalent experience. The position requires a thorough understanding of common desktop applications and operating systems, including Microsoft Windows XP, Windows 7, Microsoft Office, and Adobe Creative Suite. The successful candidate must have excellent customer skills, the ability to work with users with a wide range of skill levels, the ability to troubleshoot technology issues remotely via telephone and remote screen sharing, and an understanding of computer networking and telecommunications. Familiarity with databases, digital asset management systems, and other commonly-used software tools in the museum field is preferred.Applications: Please send resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. This position will be filled as soon as possible.Historic New England is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Classification: Non-exempt, temporary, non-benefit. Location: Position based at the Harrison Gray Otis House, Boston, Mass. Some work at other facilities may be required
Plimoth Plantation, Inc., Plymouth, MA
Plimoth Plantation, a living history museum located in Plymouth, MA, has an opening for a Ships Carpenter working onboard the Mayflower II. This position is part of a team that performs needed repairs and restoration to Mayflower II and other watercraft, assists with upkeep of rigging including the rigging of Mayflower II and travels with Mayflower II when she goes to dry dock for haul out. Other duties include participating in public programming at Mayflower II site and working in costume onboard Mayflower II, or Pilgrim Village, from time to time, while performing 17th century tasks. Must have two years ship or boat carpentry or equivalent. Must have a working knowledge in the use of hand and power tools. Experience handling small boats a plus. Any experience with rigging and sailing large ships a plus. Employee will be required to climb the ships rigging to the height of 100 feet as well as out to the extremities of the yards. Extensive use of handle tools and handling large timbers is required. Working from staging on the side of the ship or on a work float in the water may be required. Employee will be required to work outdoors on board Mayflower II in temperatures ranging from the hot summer months to the extreme cold of winter. Email cover letter & resume to: email@example.com or apply online www.plimoth.org/jobs
User Experience Designer
Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA
The Peabody Essex Museum is seeking an extremely creative, strategic thinker to be part of our award-winning Integrated Media Department. Come create the transformative museum experiences that PEM is known for and help define PEM 's future as we advance the museum 's mission. Reporting to the Director of Integrated Media, this position is responsible for the design and production of all digital interactive experiences. Digital platforms include websites, in gallery mobile experiences, digital signage and wayfinding, interactive kiosks, immersive media environments, and some digital branding initiatives. The User Experience Designer collaborates with staff across the museum to conceptualize and design interactive media for museum exhibitions and the reimagining of the installation of the museum 's permanent collection. This is a dream opportunity to work in a mission-driven and highly creative environment implementing new and innovative technologies (web, mobile, in gallery UX). A forward-thinking approach to responsive Web design and interest in emerging Web technologies, user-experience and social networking trends. Four plus years of experience in a fast-paced production environment. B.A. or B.F.A. degree in Human Computer Interaction, Digital Media, Design or a related artistic field, or a relevant combination of education and experience. Strong portfolio that includes both user experience and user centered design. Understanding of HTML5, PHP, MySQL and a proven track record of working with developers to effectively realize their designs. Please send resumes with cover letters and salary requirements by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or apply to Human Resources, Peabody Essex Museum, East India Square, Salem, MA 01970-3783.
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Guest Services/Admissions Coordinator
Higgins Armory Museum, Worcester, MA
Join a close working team of museum professionals at Higgins Armory Museum in Worcester, MA. Be the first welcoming face and the last friendly point of contact for visitors. Manage and analyze admissions database, Point of Sale system, reservations, and internal communications. Promote memberships and classes. The ideal candidate will be dedicated to the highest quality of customer service delivered with warmth and friendliness. Qualifications: Highly developed interpersonal skills, e-communication skills and data management expertise. 16 - 24 hrs/wk, some wknds, June to Dec. Specific hours for this position TBD. Interested candidates should send their resumes with cover letter to email@example.com. Visit www.higgins.org for more information.
Guest Services Representatives
Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA
The Guest Services Department of the Peabody Essex Museum has openings for temporary, part-time, entry-level Guest Services Representatives. This position involves working directly with guests to ensure a positive visitor experience at the museum. Duties include, but are not limited to, working at the Admissions Desk, Membership Desk, Information Desk, Special Exhibition podiums, and as a Greeter. Other responsibilities within the department include reception for the Museum Office Center, administrative support work, and general customer service for museum guests, members, and staff. Must be available to work weekend and holiday hours. Some College education or equivalent combination of education and relevant work experience, computer proficiency, and customer service experience preferred. Professional and cordial demeanor required. Interested candidates should send their resumes with cover letters by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or mail to Human Resources, Peabody Essex Museum, East India Square, Salem, MA 01970-3783. PEM is committed to diversity among its employees and encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply.
Museum Teacher- Part Time
Historic New England, Roseland Cottage, Woodstock, CT
Historic New England seeks part-time Museum Teachers for Roseland Cottage (c. 1846). Museum Teachers will teach museum education programs in schools and at Roseland Cottage and assist with program set-up and clean-up. Training is provided. Qualifications: Applicants should enjoy working with primary and secondary school students, and have an interest in American history. Requires a high school diploma or equivalent education. A bachelor's degree and experience in teaching preferred. Must be available weekdays and have a flexible schedule. Applications: Please send resume and cover letter to RoselandEd@HistoricNewEngland.org or Roseland Cottage, Attn: Education Coordinator, PO Box 186, Woodstock, CT 06281. EOE.
Portsmouth Historical Society, Portsmouth, NH
The Portsmouth Historical Society is looking for the right individual to staff the front desk at Discover Portsmouth. This qualified person will be responsible for greeting visitors during our open hours (10 to 5 each day) and directing them to desired cultural resources in the area. They set the tone and tenor for the visitor experience of Discover Portsmouth and in many cases, for the visitors' experience of Portsmouth in general. Friendliness, accurate, fast, free information on a variety of topics are required of staff. When information is not on hand, the ability to seek out and find answers to unknown questions promptly is of keen importance. They are also the front line staff for events occurring during open hours at Discover Portsmouth. Exhibit openings, event rentals, meetings and other activities happen in the building and the front desk staff person is often the go-to person for questions. This position is a part-time, seasonal position for the Portsmouth Historical Society. We are looking for someone with a high level of customer service, good retail skills and experience with POS systems as well as a familiarity with the cultural resources and history of the Portsmouth area. Please email resume to Laura Calhoun at Laura@PortsmouthHistory.org.
Tasha Tudor Museum, Brattleboro, VT
Welcoming folks needed to guide visitors, charge admission and handle gift shop checkout from May to October. Traditional skills like weaving, spinning, etc for demonstrations a plus. Some Saturdays necessary. Email cover letter and resume to email@example.com.
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Volunteer Services Assistant
Museum of Science, Boston, MA
The Volunteer Services Assistant proactively provides general administrative assistance to Human Resources' Volunteer Services department while utilizing databases and reporting software on a daily basis and serving as a positive, welcoming Museum representative for all staff, volunteers and interns. This position also supports the volunteer recruitment process by managing all applications, maintaining an ongoing recruiting database, onboarding all new volunteers, processing background checks, and leading new volunteer and intern orientations. The Volunteer Services Assistant also sustains the efforts of special projects and events volunteers, ensuring all volunteers are fully engaged in the life of the Museum. This position is full-time, 35 hours/week, Tuesday-Saturday. Visit www.mos.org/jobs for details. Email cover letter and resume to JOBS@MOS.ORG. Equal Opportunity Employer.
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Fellowships, Internships, Volunteers and Docents
Buttonwoods Museum / Haverhill Historical Society, Haverhill, MA
The Buttonwoods Museum / Haverhill Historical Society seeks an intern to assist with this summer's Past Finders programs. Qualified candidates will have experience or passion for working with children in informal learning environments such as museums, camps, or after-school programs. He or she must have First Aid and CPR certification by the beginning of July. Interests in history, archaeology, arts & crafts, and cooking are also desired. The intern must be available to work 8:30-4:30 July 9-12 and August 6-9. Other opportunities or projects in the Education Department are available for interested candidates, but the above dates are primarily needed. For more information on the Past Finders summer program: http://haverhillhistory.org/Programs/summer.html Interested candidates should send their resume and letter of interest to the Program Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org Applications will be considered immediately.
deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, MA
Curatorial Interns at deCordova engage in a wide variety of tasks and responsibilities as they participate in the day-to-day operations of a contemporary art museum and sculpture park. Interns work closely with staff curators and the registrar, and help with exhibition preparations, update collection files, maintain records, organize daily office operations, and conduct art historical research related to exhibitions and the permanent collection. Interns observe and participate in a variety of department and inter-department brainstorming and organization meetings and learn the structural, strategic, and operational decisions at play in a contemporary art institution. The curatorial staff at deCordova seeks a self-motivated art history upper level undergraduate or graduate student with specific interest in contemporary art and future career goals to work as a curator in a contemporary art museum. Applicants should have strong organizational abilities and computer skills, including literacy in the Microsoft Office Suite and scanning and image software. Prospective applicants should be aware that the Curatorial Internship is an unpaid, volunteer position. Because public transportation does not service deCordova and interns frequently help with errand running, a car is a must. The Curatorial Intern must commit to a minimum of two, eight-hour days per week for the agreed upon duration of the internship, which typically lasts three to four months. Interested individuals should send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample (between 5-15 pages) by email to Koch Curatorial Fellow, Samantha Cataldo (email@example.com), ATTN: Fall Internship, no later than July 1, 2013.
Volunteer Tour Guide
Duxbury Rural and Historical Society, Duxbury, MA
The Duxbury Rural and Historical Society is seeking volunteer tour guides for the upcoming Summer season for our two historic mansion, The King Caesar House (1809) and The Bradford House (1808) in Duxbury MA. Guides will conduct tours, assist with daily museum operations including tour admissions and selling memberships. Training is provided and all are encouraged to apply. Applicant should enjoy working with the public, be comfortable giving tours and have an interest in history. Candidate must have transportation and be able to walk up and down stairs in an historic building. Guiding for the Museum requires a standing commitment of at least 3 hours per week and a time commitment of at least 6 weeks during our open season. The King Caesar House is open Wednesday through Sunday, 1-4pm from 5 July to 1 September and the Bradford House is open weekends 1-4pm in July and August. How To Apply: Please email the DRHS Assistant Director, Alison Arnold at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Alden House Historic Site, Duxbury, MA
The Alden House Historic Site, National Historic Landmark homestead of Mayflower passengers John and Priscilla Alden, located in Duxbury, MA, is looking for volunteer docents for the 2013 season. The Alden homestead has been a destination for Americans and family descendants since the seventeenth century. Owned by the Alden family since 1627, the homestead has served as a meeting place for colonial business, military gatherings, as well as visitors from all over the globe. The volunteer docent program provides those interested in the growth and settlement of Massachusetts and opportunity to learn and explore history in a hands-on, mind-on environment. Whether you are a well-read history buff, or just someone with a strong interest in history, we will provide the necessary training for you to enjoy a summer sharing the Alden story with people from all over the country. This position requires a commitment of at least 4 hours per week. The museum is open for tours June 1st through the end of September, Wednesday through Saturday from noon to 4pm, with the last tour given at 3:30pm. For more information please contact museum director Matthew Vigneau at (781)934-9092 or at email@example.com.
deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, MA
Curatorial Interns at deCordova engage in a wide variety of tasks and responsibilities as they participate in the day-to-day operations of a contemporary art museum and sculpture park. Interns work closely with staff curators and the registrar, and help with exhibition preparations, update collection files, maintain records, organize daily office operations, and conduct art historical research related to exhibitions and the permanent collection. Interns observe and participate in a variety of department and inter-department brainstorming and organization meetings and learn the structural, strategic, and operational decisions at play in a contemporary art institution. The curatorial staff at deCordova seeks a self-motivated art history upper level undergraduate or graduate student with specific interest in contemporary art and future career goals to work as a curator in a contemporary art museum. Applicants should have strong organizational abilities and computer skills, including literacy in the Microsoft Office Suite and scanning and image software. Prospective applicants should be aware that the Curatorial Internship is an unpaid, volunteer position. Because public transportation does not service deCordova and interns frequently help with errand running, a car is a must. The Curatorial Intern must commit to a minimum of two, eight-hour days per week for the agreed upon duration of the internship, which typically lasts three to four months. Interested individuals should send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample (between 5-15 pages) by email to Koch Curatorial Fellow, Samantha Cataldo (firstname.lastname@example.org), ATTN: Summer Internship, no later than May 31, 2013.
Gibson House Museum, Boston, MA
The Gibson House Museum, Back Bay's only historic house museum, is looking for volunteers to assist our museum administrator, curator and board committees. Use your skills to assist us with a variety of tasks including: general office assistance, programming assistance, tour guiding, grant research, and assist our development and membership committees. The Gibson House Museum is an authentic Victorian row house located at 137 Beacon Street. Built in 1859, it is one of Back Bay's earliest houses and a time capsule of daily life in the Back Bay from the mid-nineteenth to early twentieth centuries. The museum collection includes Victorian and Edwardian decorative arts original to the house and is a wonderful resource for understanding how people life in the Back Bay. The Museum is a National Historic Landmark and listed on the Massachusetts State Register of Historic Places. For more information please contact Museum Administrator, Laura Gresh at email@example.com or call 617.267.6338. You can also find us on Facebook or visit our website at www.thegibsonhouse.org.
Carpenter Museum, Rehoboth, MA
The Carpenter Museum, the history museum of Rehoboth, Massachusetts, offers a paid summer internship running ten weeks, from mid-June through mid-August 2013. The intern will work one day per week, conducting tours for visitors and working with the director editing oral history interview videos and improving internet presence on Facebook and our website. Applicants should have a basic knowledge of video editing and web design software. Please send cover letter, resume, and list of three references by May 20, 2013 to Rehoboth Antiquarian Society, Attn: Barbara Spencer, PO Box 2, Rehoboth, MA 02769. Application materials also may be sent as Word attachments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lyman Allyn Art Museum , New London , CT
The Lyman Allyn Art Museum in New London, CT seeks summer interns to work a flexible part-time schedule of Tuesday-Friday with occasional evening and weekend hours. Students will receive a broad overview of non-profit management by completing projects in the museum's visitor services, education, development and curatorial departments. Additional responsibilities will include assisting with summer art camps and managing the museum's admissions and information desk. Summer internships are unpaid, although academic credit can be arranged for eligible applicants. Students with a background in art history, studio art, history or business are encouraged to apply. Please send cover letter and resume to: Mollie Clarke, Director of Education, Lyman Allyn Art Museum, 625 Williams Street, New London, CT 06320.
Public Health Museum, Tewksbury, Massachusetts
The Public Health Museum in Massachusetts is a non-profit educational and cultural museum dedicated to preserving records and artifacts of our nation's history in public health. Our mission is to offer an educational center where exhibits and collections portray history and historical documents provide resources for education, and support programs that address public health issues, past and present. We are seeking three summer 2013 interns to support a grant-funded project to update and reinterpret our current Tuberculosis exhibit area. Interest and experience in museum work and/or public health is helpful, however those from a variety of backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Interns at the Public Health Museum are expected to be self-driven and able to take initiative and work independently, as well as with their team. Working for a small institution means that the internship project will have immediate benefits to the institution and the intern will gain a variety of experiences and training. All training, oversight, and complete support will be provided by museum staff and board of directors. This is a partial paid, partial volunteer internship. Interns will be awarded a $360 stipend and expected to complete 200 to 250 hours over the course of the summer. Send a cover letter, resume, and an example of your research and writing work to Sara Lundberg at email@example.com
Tour Guides & Greeters
Ipswich Museum, Ipswich, MA
Ipswich Museum is looking for volunteer tour guides and greeters for its upcoming guided tour season. If you would like to become a volunteer, please come to three training sessions to learn about local history through the Museum's collections and how to share that information with visitors from here and around the globe. Training sessions: May 1 from 5:30-7 pm, May 8 from 5:30-7 pm, and May 18 from 10-11:30 am. Opening Day is May 25 and the tour season runs through Columbus Day. A three-hour weekly time commitment through the season is needed. Call 978-356-2811 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to sign up.
American Independence Museum, Exeter, NH
The American Independence Museum seeks multiple Volunteer Museum Guides to work at its Ladd-Gilman House and Folsom Tavern in E xeter, New Hampshire. Guides will conduct tours, assist with daily museum operat ions including tour admissions, museum shop sales, and selling memberships. Train ing is provided and all are encouraged to apply. Applicant should enjoy working with the public and have an interest in history. Guiding for the Museum requires a standing commitment of at least 4 hours per week (Saturday availa bility encouraged!) and a time commitment of at least 6 weeks during our open se ason of the end of May to the end of October. Applicant should be flexible a nd available select Holidays and weekends where appropriate. Please submit applicat ion to email@example.com . For information, visit: www.independencemuseum.org Opened to the public in 1991, the American Independen ce Museum includes the 1721 Ladd-Gilman House, a National Landma rk property, and the Folsom Tavern, built in 1775. The museum chronicle s the pivotal role of the Town of Exeter and the Ladd and Gilman famili es in the nation's founding, as well as the origins of the NH Society of th e Cincinnati. The museum's permanent collection of documents includes an ori ginal Dunlap Broadside of the Declaration of Independence and early drafts of the U.S. Constitution.
Volunteer Tour Guides
Historic 1699 Winslow House and Cultural Center, Marshfield, MA
The Historic 1699 Winslow House and Cultural Center is seeking volunteer tour guides for the upcoming May-September season. The position requires 2-4 hours per week. Qualifications: Qualified candidates will be comfortable speaking to Winslow House visitors from all over the world in small group settings and be able clearly articulate and discuss the history of the Winslow family, Marshfield and New England. Candidates must have transportation and be able to walk up and down stairs in an historic building. How To Apply: Please email the Winslow House director Erica Dumont, at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Visitor Services Volunteer
Portsmouth Historical Society, Portsmouth, NH
Tell us your Portsmouth story! Our visitors want to hear about your Portsmouth frolics, forays and favorites. Here at Discover Portsmouth we orient new visitors and locals alike to the city's thriving visual and performing arts, it's cultural highlights and historic house museums. What makes us unique is YOU! Volunteers commit to at least 1 three-hour shift per week on Saturday or Sunday in our visitor information center. History enthusiasts, artists, and energetic types are encouraged to come check out our facility. Volunteer training consists of an in depth tour of our facility, a guided study of our current exhibit and a brief history lesson on the Portsmouth Historical Society and our mission. Initial training takes 1-2 hours and is followed by amazing behind the scenes field trips to Portsmouth landmarks with fellow volunteers and staff. Go to http://www.portsmouthhistory.org/volunteer/ to apply!
Development - Institutional Giving Intern
Historic New England, Boston, MA
Historic New England, the nation's oldest and largest regional heritage organization, seeks a part-time intern to assist with the institutional giving program. The intern will work under the direction of the Institutional Giving Officer and be based at the First Harrison Gray Otis House, a National Historic Landmark in downtown Boston. Duties will include: identifying and researching new funding opportunities at foundations, government agencies, and corporations; reporting on these research efforts; helping with the preparation of grant proposals and reports; and carrying out other tasks that are vital to fundraising operations. The internship will provide firsthand experience in institutional giving, an important and high-demand aspect of non-profit fundraising. Graduate students in museum studies, non-profit management, arts administration, or library science are encouraged to apply. Requirements: excellent research and writing skills; strong organizational ability and attention to detail; proficiency in Microsoft Office; experience with Internet research, database entry, and basic office tasks; and excellent interpersonal skills. The internship will begin in June and require a commitment of 8-12 hours per week for approximately 3 months. All work will take place during normal business hours (Monday-Friday, 9:00-5:00). The internship is unpaid but may be completed for course credit. To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to: email@example.com
Development Intern- Summer 2013
Boston Children 's Museum, Moston, MA
The Development Intern will gain insight into the inner workings of a small but active development office, experiencing a variety of tasks related to fundraising. This position is perfect for an individual wanting to see what it is like to work in the development field, or for a student requiring such an internship for college credit. Accountabilities: Research potential individual and corporate donors, using internet research tools; Maintain and help coordinate donor files and processes; Prepare research profiles for development staff and volunteers; Attend and participate in development department meetings as needed; Updating electronic donor records in fundraising database; Assist with special event preparations, and staff special events as needed; Assist with other donor relations and stewardship activities; Additional assignments may include publications, web-based communications. Learning Component: Research skills; Database software skills; Donor stewardship and cultivation; Event planning. Qualifications: Internships are open to college and graduate students or post-graduates. Specific work experience or credentials are not required, but a commitment to the work of a development office is necessary. Other qualifications include: Proficiency with Microsoft Word; Experience with Raiser's Edge development software or other database software preferred but not required; High attention to detail; Ability to handle confidential material with discretion; Excellent communications skills; Ability to participate as part of a team; Ability to commit to a regular work schedule, with flexibility upon occasion. To apply: Send cover letter and resume to Internships@BostonChildrensMuseum.org and specify Development Internship in subject line.
Public Programs and Collections Internship
Historic Newton, Newton, MA
Historic Newton seeks a part-time intern for the summer to assist with its busy public programming schedule and help complete collections inventory and cataloging projects. Working with the Curator of Education, the intern will learn about aspects of programming from start to finish, including program development, marketing, and evaluation. They will also have the opportunity to learn to use Past Perfect, our collections database program, and develop collections inventory and cataloging skills. Research ability, attention to detail, self-motivation and good computer skills are necessary; training will be provided. Historic Newton encourages the inquiry and exploration of Newton within the broad context of American history. To accomplish this it collects, preserves, and exhibits historical artifacts of local significance and presents public programs that involve the diverse population of Newton and the region. For more information about the organization, visit: www.historicnewton.org. To apply, please send a resume and cover letter by email to Melissa Westlake at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Summer Interns - Curatorial and Archival
Old Colony Historical Society, Taunton, MA
College or graduate students are welcome to participate in a variety of projects to further the work of the Old Colony Historical Society in Taunton, MA. This 160-year-old institution has collected vast and varied items dating from pre-history to present related to the Taunton region--7,000 library volumes, more than 450 linear feet of archival material, 30,000+ images, and 13,000+ museum objects. Working with the professional staff, interns organize, preserve, and research the collections and help to shape interpretation to the public through exhibits and programs. For more information or to apply, please contact Ms. Jane Hennedy, Director, at 508-822-1622 or visit www.oldcolonyhistoricalsociety.org.
Museum Curatorial and Collections Intern
Danforth Museum of Art, Framingahm, MA
The Danforth Museum of Art is accepting applications for the position of Curatorial Intern (8-12 weeks). Curatorial Interns will assist in all aspects of exhibition planning, including art handling and collections management, research, cataloging and documentation. Interns will assist in various research projects to provide curatorial content for newsletters, marketing material, and gallery books. Curatorial interns will also assist staff in preparation and installation of the Museum’s exhibits. This is an unpaid internship, although valuable experience will be gained. Open to qualified college or graduate students, or recent graduates. The Curatorial Intern position is a hands-on position which requires attention to detail, organization, sound judgment, and collaborative teamwork. Comfort and familiarity with museum standards for handling artwork is expected, including ability to lift and climb. Computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and Power Point are preferred; graphic design skill is a plus. Please send cover letter and resume by email to email@example.com. Materials should be addressed to Brendan Vogt.
Community Organization and Administrative Intern
Danforth Museum of Art, Framingahm, MA
The Danforth Museum of Art is accepting applications for the position of Community Organization and Administrative Intern. This position reports directly to the Executive Assistant and supports the efforts of the Executive office at the Museum in the areas of Community Organization and general Administrative oversight of the Museum. This is a particularly exciting time to be involved with the Danforth, as we are in the midst of planning for the construction of a new museum and are working to secure support for this project in the local community. The Community Organization and Administrative Intern will support these important initiatives as well as daily administrative operations, with tasks and responsibilities that will include: contacting local residents, researching contacts, preparing outreach and presentation materials, helping to facilitate high-level meetings, representing the Museum at community events, and helping to manage and oversee the day-to-day functions of the Museum. This internship is a great opportunity for anyone interested in advancing their experience in arts administration and community outreach. The intern will gain wide exposure behind the scenes in a Museum, and will have the opportunity to attend important meetings with Trustees, Museum Executive Staff, and outside consultants. This is an unpaid internship, although college credit can be arranged. Weekly hours and duration of internship are flexible, although 10-20 hours per week for 8-12 weeks is typical. This internship is open to current undergraduate and graduate students, as well as recent graduates. Desired qualifications include attention to detail, strong organizational skills, and proficient knowledge of Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft PowerPoint. An interest in museums and visual arts is preferred. Ability to attend occasional meetings or events during evenings or weekends, should the need arise, is strongly preferred. Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume by email to Brendan Vogt, Executive Assistant, firstname.lastname@example.org. Unofficial transcript is optional but preferred.
Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham, MA
Reporting directly to the Communications and Development associate, the communications intern will be an integral member of the team working to further the goals of the Danforth Museum of Art’s Marketing and Development Department including: Assisting with press and media outreach; Promoting the museum through traditional, online and social media outlets; Expanding awareness of the museum in Framingham and beyond; Archiving and organizing records; Engaging with the community via social media outlets; Assisting with donor and fundraising activities; Additional duties as assigned. A commitment of 8-16 hours per week is expected. Interest in marketing and/or communications; excellent writing skills; working knowledge of Word essential; knowledge of Excel, Wordpress, and Photoshop desired, though not necessary; detail-oriented; ability to work independently; good phone presence; knowledge of traditional, online and social media. Interest in the visual arts a plus. Please send cover letter and resume to Brendan Vogt at email@example.com.
Administration and Finance Intern
Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham, MA
The Administration and Finance Intern will work with the Finance Director on the weekly and monthly financial reporting, analyzing data contained in the general ledger. The Intern will work on refining dashboard metrics and developing standardized presentation of them. He/she will also assist with updating the accounting manual, policies, procedures and forms, and participate in other projects as time permits. This is a flexible 8-12 week internship. The Internship is open to current college and graduate students, or recent graduates. A Finance background with good analytical skills, and familiarity with Excel and accounting terminology and systems is preferred. QuickBooks experience is a plus. Please send cover letter and resume by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Materials should be addressed to Brendan Vogt.