The University of Alabama Museums, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
The University of Alabama seeks an experienced museum administrator to serve as Executive Director of The University of Alabama Museums. The Executive Director oversees The University's museum system, which includes the Alabama Museum of Natural History, Moundville Archaeological Park, Gorgas House, Museum Collections, and the Emmy award winning television program Discovering Alabama. Candidates should have an understanding of museum policies and practices and proven skill in management, communication, and strategic and fiscal planning. We seek a candidate with a progressive vision open to growth and change in the museum system. Qualified candidates must have a doctorate and at least five years' experience in museum administration or equivalent experience in a related capacity. They should show a successful record in public and private fund-raising, mission design and implementation, policy and program development, and personnel and budget management. The successful candidate will administer a complex array of museums, and is expected to serve as their advocate on and off campus. The candidate must demonstrate exceptional interpersonal skills to enable her/him to work effectively with academic units and external support groups including the Museum Board of Regents. These skills are critical in supporting the fund-raising and public outreach activities engaged in by UA Museums. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits are available. For a complete description with application instructions, please visit: https://staffjobs.ua.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp?postingId=503852 The University of Alabama is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
Mashantucket Tribal Government, North Stonington , CT
Under the direction of Chief of Staff, the incumbent directs museum development, personnel and financial management; provides conceptual leadership through specialized knowledge of the discipline for the museum. Responsible for development and fundraising for museum self-sufficiency and policy making in conjunction with the Chief of Staff and/or Tribal Council, planning, organizing, staffing and directing activities through the staff; responsible for the maintenance of high standards of professionalism in areas including but not limited to collections care, research, fundraising, marketing, exhibition planning, and educational programming. Bachelor's degree in a related field required. Advanced degree preferred. A minimum of three (3) to five (5) years experience in management with a minimum of five (5) years working in the museum operations field. Experience overseeing successful large-scale development and fundraising projects required. Must have a working knowledge of Archaeology, Ethnohistory, Ethnography, Ethnobotany, and Library Science. General knowledge of food and beverage operations, retail operations, exhibit planning/design and museum design and construction. This position requires flexibility in the work schedule, which includes holidays, weekends, and irregular days off. Must have the ability to provide strong leadership, vision and strategic direction as well as inspire and motivate staff, volunteers, and donors. Must demonstrate excellent managerial, planning, organizational and administrative skills. Must demonstrate the ability to conduct large-scale projects that will increase and or improve the visibility and sustainability of the MPMRC. Must be able to work with various media and speak publicly in relation to the promotion of the MPMRC and the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation. Please note that we have designated this position as a "key" position pursuant to the Tribal and Native American Preference Law. Native Americans receive preference in employment opportunities in accordance with Tribal law. Please forward all inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Duxbury Rural & Historical Society, Duxbury, MA
The Duxbury Rural & Historical Society, located in historic Duxbury, MA, seeks an Executive Director who will maintain the mission of the Society by providing programmatic leadership and administrative oversight. The Society holds lands and historic buildings in Duxbury, provides educational programs for the community, maintains collections and archives relating to Duxbury's history, and publishes books and other historical studies. The Society has an endowment of $5 million, an annual budget of $400,000, and a membership of 700. The Executive Director will report to the Board President, lead a staff of four employees and be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Society. These include educational programs, grant writing, development initiatives, public relations (newsletters, press releases and the annual report), membership services, budget administration, building maintenance, and management of the museum and archival collections. The position calls for an engaged and dynamic leader with excellent strategic, interpersonal and communication skills. The ideal candidate will have a bachelor's degree (with advanced degree preferred) and ten years of experience leading a non-profit organization with similar mission. Please visit the Society's website at http://duxburyhistory.org for a more complete description of the Executive Director position and for additional information on the Society. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Benefits package included. To explore this opportunity in confidence, please email a resume and letter of interest to Ashley Mohrman, Board Trustee to DRHSdirector@gmail.com. Feel free to contact Ashley at 781 934-5990 for additional information and nominations.
World Awareness Children's Museum, Glens Falls, NY
The Museum mission to “inspire curiosity and foster understanding and appreciation of worldwide cultural diversity” is advanced by its collection of children’s art from 80 countries, prestigious artifacts collections, and cultural diversity education programs for children. It is chartered by NYS Department of Education, recognized by other children’s museums, and earned grassroots support evidenced by its successful $1.7 million capital campaign for a newly renovated building that opened in 2011, go! where children discover the world.The annual operating budget is $212,000 with earmarked growth of 25% within one year. The Director serves as principal community spokesperson and manages all Museum operations. He/she will develop and execute Museum policies and programs as directed by its Board of Trustees. Preferred Qualifications:Degree in nonprofit management, museum studies, business or related field, along with a minimum of 3 to 5 years related work experience. * Marketing and fundraising expertise.* Development and implementation strategies to take organization to the next stage.* Results-oriented, entrepreneurial, and adaptable approaches to financial management/planning.* Financial accounting, staff management, and educational programming experience.* Proven record of successful proposals to government agencies, businesses, or foundations.* Relationship builder with patrons, stakeholders, sponsors, government officials, staff, media, educators, and tourism representatives.* Effective oral and written communication and organizational skills. Glens Falls is home to a thriving arts and cultural scene. Full Time Position - Salary range: $40,000 - 45,000. Send resume and cover letter to email@example.com. Complete job description can be viewed at www.worldchildrensmuseum.org
Wellesley Historical Society, Wellesley, MA
The Wellesley Historical Society is seeking an experienced, self-motivated and detail-oriented person to become its next Executive Director. Founded in 1925, the Wellesley Historical Society's mission is to collect, interpret and display resources pertaining to the Town's history and to promote public involvement in, and appreciation of its heritage. The new director will work closely with the Board of Directors to lead the Society through a period of exciting organizational growth, including the renovation of its new headquarters. The Executive Director is responsible for managing the Society's day-to-day operations,communications and marketing, supervising the Curator and curatorial staff, coordinating annual fundraising and membership solicitations, overseeing budgeting and financial controls, coordinating programs and exhibition development, and providing support to the President and the Board of Directors. The successful candidate will have a Master's Degree and/or a minimum of three to five years of museum administration experience, and strong interpersonal, administrative and organizational skills. Experience with collections management software, such as PastPerfect, is preferred. Qualified candidates should be energetic, creative and resourceful and be able to interact effectively with local media, schools, community groups and the public. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Please send cover letter and resume to the Search Committee, Wellesley Historical Society, 229 Washington Street, Wellesley, MA 02481 or email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Wentworth Lear Historic Houses, Portsmouth, NH
The Wentworth-Lear Historic Houses seek a House Manager for two historically significant 18th century houses in Portsmouth, New Hampshire that overlook the Piscataqua River. Public tours are given from June through October. The House Manager is responsible for overseeing the curatorial, administrative and promotional activities of the two houses. Reporting to the Board, the House Manager supervises tour guides, organizes special events and exhibits, oversees the museum shop, assists with promotions, fundraising, and grant applications and looks after maintenance of the houses and collections. He/she will manage the Houses' database, newsletter, membership services and an annual appeal and will attend monthly and special Board meetings. The House Manager will need to develop a deep familiarity with the history and architecture of the houses and their collections, mostly period furnishings. The different stories behind the two houses are rich with meaning to the early history of the Piscataqua seacoast region and the nation. The successful candidate should have a Bachelor's Degree (preferably Master's Degree) and a demonstrated interest in early American history, as well as educational qualifications and/or work experience related to museum operations, historic structures and/or architecture. To succeed, the House Manager must demonstrate integrity, initiative, outstanding organizational skills and enthusiasm for diverse responsibilities, from overseeing historic preservation to administration and maintenance. This is a part-time position. $15/hour. Flexibility to do some work from home, especially in the off season. Apply by sending a cover letter and resume to email@example.com.
Old Slater Mill Association, Pawtucket, RI
The Old Slater Mill Association (OSMA) Board of Trustees is in search of a dynamic, experienced, forward-looking Executive Director who will fully embrace the challenge of producing and implementing an ambitious strategic plan. The new director will join an organization eager to make significant changes in the ways that OSMA interprets, promotes, and preserves the rich history of Samuel Slater and the enterprise that spawned the American Industrial Revolution. The museum is located in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. The Executive Director manages OSMA's financial, human, and physical resources and represents OSMA to donors and other funders, education, civic and business partners, and visitors and members. A minimum of five years of demonstrated leadership experience in museum work, including fundraising, staff supervision and financial management, is required. Desirable traits include holding a master's degree in Museum Studies or related field, experience working in a history museum, working knowledge of historic preservation, and experience working with a nonprofit board. Candidate will possess excellent public speaking and written communications skills. Overall, the new director will be expected to enrich and expand OSMA programs; ensure the security and sustainability of its buildings and material assets; and enhance the viability and visibility of this National Historic Landmark, for present and future generations. Complete position description is available at http://www.slatermill.org/museum/employment. Applications are due by Friday, November 1, 2013. Send resumes with cover letter to OSMA Board Chair Jerauld Adams, firstname.lastname@example.org. Hardcopies may also be sent to Mr. Adams at 131 Clay Street, Central Falls, RI 02863.
The Institute for American Indian Studies, Washington, CT
The Institute for American Indian Studies seeks an Executive Director with forward-looking leadership skills, a proven record of new audience development and fundraising, strong management expertise and a commitment to develop a vibrant programmatic vision. The successful candidate must be an energetic and effective communicator, with an exceptional record of corporate and private fundraising, who will supervise and direct a dedicated staff, bring leadership and new ideas to the museum's exhibitions and public programs and build robust and diverse community interest and support. Preferred qualifications include an advanced degree with five to ten years of museum administrative and fundraising experience. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Benefits package included. Applications will be accepted immediately and reviewed until the position is filled. Send cover letter, curriculum vitae or resume and at least three professional references to Chair, Search Committee, The Institute for American Indian Studies, 38 Curtis Road, Washington, CT 06793. Electronic applications are welcome at email@example.com For a detailed position description and more information about The Institute for American Indian Studies visit http://www.iaismuseum.org The Institute for American Indian Studies is an equal opportunity employer.
Regional Site Manager, Northern New England
Historic New England, Portsmouth, NH
Regional Site Manager, Northern New England. The regional site manager serves as Historic New England's liaison to Northern New England communities and operates the museums located in the region in conjunction with other Historic New England teams and within procedures established by Historic New England leadership. The regional site manager is responsible for the management and marketing of Langdon House, Rundlet-May House, and Jackson House in Portsmouth, N.H., Gilman Garrison House in Exeter, N.H., and Barrett House in New Ipswich, N.H., and the supervision of two additional site managers who are responsible for six historic museum properties in the region. This position also oversees Historic New England's Northern New England regional center at Jewett-Eastman House in South Berwick, Maine. The primary goals of the regional site manager are to provide the greatest public access to sites and programs through initiatives that conform to site preservation standards and meet revenue and attendance targets set by the organization; and to guide the site managers reporting to him/her to do the same. Master's degree in a relevant field preferred. Four years job-related experience. Experience with non-profit institutions managing historic site operations, including financial management. Experience developing and leading interpretive tours and creating innovative public programs. Prior supervisory experience, problem solving and multi-tasking ability, and familiarity with team approach. Requires excellent communication skills. Word processing and spread sheet skills. Ability to drive and a valid driver's license required. EOE. Please send resume and cover letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Director, Exhibit Development & Conservation
Museum of Science, Boston, MA
The Museum of Science, Boston--one of the nation's leading science museums--is looking for a talented individual to direct all aspects of the planning, creation, and maintenance of the Museum's exhibit components and provide leadership regarding the overall look and feel of our three-dimensional educational environment. This person will work with an experienced and dedicated team of colleagues to develop the vision, direct the resources, and create and implement work plans to deliver and maintain educationally effective, high-quality exhibits. The Museum of Science aspires to create one of the most effective, accessible, and attractive informal learning environments. This will be accomplished by developing exhibit experiences that connote excitement, beauty, whimsy, and attention to aesthetic details, while being scientifically robust and accessible to the widest possible audience. With several major gallery renovations underway over the next several years, the Director of Exhibit Development and Conservation can immediately have a major impact on the institution's visitor experience--while simultaneously helping craft a long-range vision of how the Museum conveys themes in STEM topics through the permanent exhibit experiences we create. Visit www.mos.org/jobs for details. Email cover letter and resume to JOBS@MOS.ORG. Equal Opportunity Employer. Although we are actively accepting applications, interviews will not be held until February 2014.
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Collection Specialist - Temporary Appointment
Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA
The Peabody Essex Museum is seeking a highly talented Collection Specialist to provide a wide range of services related to the use, access, and care of the museum's collection. Under the direction of the Head of Collection Management, the successful candidate will work closely with several departments including Exhibition Planning, Curatorial, Registration, Conservation and Facilities in coordinating planning, scheduling and collection services activities related to the Museum's changing exhibitions, traveling exhibitions, collection gallery rotations, research and other special projects. This is a temporary three month position starting in early January. The Collection Specialist should have three years experience in an art museum or gallery in collection management, planning, prioritizing, scheduling, and implementing projects; and experience simultaneously overseeing a variety of projects. Demonstrated installation and object handling skills required as well as the physical ability for collections handling. Strong administrative skills are required as well as the ability to participate effectively as a member of a cross-functional team and to establish effective working relationships across departments. Solid computer skills using Microsoft Office and the ability to work with collection management databases; Argus experience a plus. A BA in Art History, Museum Studies or related program or the equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Interested candidates should send their resumes with cover letters by email to email@example.com, or apply 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.
Curator of Science
Bruce Museum, Greenwich, CT
The Bruce Museum, Greenwich, CT, (www.brucemuseum.org) seeks an experienced, hardworking Curator of Science, reporting to the Deputy Director, who is responsible for documentation, interpretation, & maintenance of the Museum's permanent collection. Curator of Science will develop & implement 2-4 temporary science exhibitions each year. S/he will be part of a team planning programming about the environment of Long Island Sound at the Bruce Museum Seaside Center at Greenwich Point & coordinating joining projects with partners such as Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (Columbia University). S/he is the primary liaison between the Museum's Education Department and local schools in instituting STEM initiatives. S/he serves on the Science & Collection Committees, advising and making recommendations about acquisitions to the science collections. S/he is a critical member of the executive team, working with the Board, Science Committee, and staff in a supportive, direct, collegial, and congenial manner. Qualifications: Master of Science with a thesis in a natural science field, PhD and publications strongly preferred. 3-5 years curatorial experience; working knowledge of curatorial practices and natural sciences; experience managing departmental budget, restricted funds; demonstrate excellent writing, speaking skills; ability to supervise part-time science curatorial staff, volunteers, interns; ability to handle collection objects without supervision and travel; independent judgment, common sense, and authority in making decisions; ability to eloquently, dynamically foster & advise local collectors & cultivate donors and sponsors. To apply: Send resume, cover letter to Science Curator Job: firstname.lastname@example.org; fax: 203.869.0963; Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Dr, Greenwich CT 06830. No phone calls, please.
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Development and Marketing
Manager of Communications and Member Services
Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown, MA
The Manager of Communications and Member Services works closely with PAAM's Executive Director, staff, membership, and visitors/general constituency. This position requires keeping an open dialogue with all departments in order to promote PAAM's membership and cultural programs. Strong computer skills and proficiency in InDesign, Microsoft Outlook and Excel required, experience with e-marketing and Constant Contact a plus, as well as excellent writing and design skills. Applicant must possess the ability to compose compelling press releases, solicitation letters and promotional copy for website, eblasts, mailings and posters. Ability to multi-task and respond to immediate demands a must in addition to a strong background in customer service. Please submit a cover letter, resume, three references and a writing sample to: Chris McCarthy, 460 Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA 02657; email@example.com. NO TELEPHONE CALLS. For a full job description, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Director of Marketing and Communications
The Trustees of Reservations
The Trustees of Reservations are seeking a Director of Marketing and Communications to join our team. The Director of Marketing and Communications reports to the Chief Marketing Officer and is part of the Stakeholder Engagement team. This position is a full-time, exempt position and is located at Moose Hill Farm in Sharon, MA- one of The Trustees’ 111 reservations, all of which are open to the public to enjoy, across Massachusetts. The Director of Marketing and Communications will work closely with the Development staff, President’s office, Regional Directors, Engagement staff, Program Leadership staff, and Operations Managers. In addition, the Director of Marketing and Communication will work with outside vendors, freelancers, consultants, and community organizations. Recently, the Trustees published an ambitious strategic plan to increase its visibility, membership, visitation, and public support. The marketing and communications department will be crucial to the success of these efforts and the director will play a pivotal role. A strong, dynamic leader will have the opportunity to flourish. Interested candidates should submit their resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to: email@example.com. Please put “Marketing Search” in the subject line. Or mail to: Marketing Search, Chief Marketing Officer, Trustees of Reservations, 396 Moose Hill Street, Sharon, MA 02067. No Phone Calls Please.
Director of Membership Acquisitions
The Trustees of Reservations, MA
The Director of Membership Acquisitions is a full-time, exempt position and will be located at either Long Hill in Beverly, MA or Moose Hill in Sharon, MA- two of The Trustees' regional offices. Essential Functions: Create an annual strategy for growing the membership and visitor base using direct marketing techniques and assets including direct mail, E-communications, and focused outreach including an analysis of prospective audiences and a keen understanding of visitation patterns, acquisition strategies and membership campaigns. Apply a rigorous fiscal discipline to cost/benefit analysis. Conceive and develop an infrastructure which supports membership acquisition, retention, and opportunities for visitor tracking and research. Required Qualifications: 7+ years of progressively responsible experience in audience development, direct marketing, or large membership organizations; Bachelor's degree in Marketing, Communications, English, or other related fields; Proven track record of conceiving, managing, and implementing multi-faceted membership direct marketing campaigns; Experience with direct mail procedures and best practices; Technical experience with relational databases and reporting tools. Familiarity with Convio and Blackbaud Raisers Edge a plus; Ability to manage relationships across geographic distances; Strong analytic and organizational skills; ability to manage projects and workflow while using time and resources effectively. Compensation & Benefits: Commensurate with experience. Full-time, year round, exempt position eligible for benefits, including: medical insurance, disability and life insurance, vacation, sick, and personal time, and the option to participate in our 401(k) plan. To Apply: Please submit resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to: firstname.lastname@example.org No Phone Calls Please.
Chief Development Officer
Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate, Brookline, MA
The Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate (EMK Institute) is dedicated to educating the public about our government through the history, legislative accomplishments, and contributions of the United States Senate. Cutting-edge interactive technology, a life size representation of the Senate Chamber, and programs for the public, students, U.S. Senators and Senate staff are a few anticipated highlights. The EMK Institute, a vision of the late Senator himself, is currently in the final stages of construction and is scheduled to open in Fall of 2014. As a leading organization working to turn the tide on civic education, the Edward M. Kennedy Institute is poised to make a significant impact on current and future citizens. Building on the success of a founding capital campaign, the Institute seeks a Chief Development Officer (CDO) to design and implement the Fundraising Strategic Plan adopted by the Board in October 2014. The EMK Institute will look to the CDO to integrate fundraising experience and relationship development with an entrepreneurial spirit. With the pending opening of the Institute, the CDO will cultivate and solicit a select group of individual donors within the Institute's expansive network while designing a comprehensive fundraising program. The successful CDO will be a skilled frontline fundraiser, experienced at building systems, best practice fundraising models and will have a desire to steward the legacy of Senator Edward M. Kennedy and the United States Senate. Email cover letter and resume in confidence to Mary Gene Clavin at KennedyInstitute@developmentguild.com
Director of Marketing and Communications
Hancock Shaker Village, Inc., Pittsfield, MA
An accredited museum, National Historic Landmark and three-star Michelin destination, Hancock Shaker Village seeks a Director of Marketing (DM) to devise and deliver a comprehensive strategic marketing, communications, and public relations plan and program. DM goals are event production, reinforcing brand, and growing audience, relationships, and revenue. DM reports to HVS's President/CEO, serves on the senior staff team, participates in organization wide planning and program delivery, and works closely with stakeholders, media contacts, and business and tourism leaders. The DM develops and delivers all aspects of HSV's press materials, advertising, printed collateral, e-communications, web site, and social media. S/he will work effectively with partners to create collaborative advertising, ticketing, and creative economy initiatives. The DM will possess:track record of success in marketing, PR and resource development, experience developing and utilizing market research, a proven sense of design and a passion for history and education, and highly developed organization, planning, budget, results tracking, press release writing, and communications skills. S/he will be skilled at writing for the web and social media, managing website content and preparing photos, graphics, and text for online deployment.Position requires evening and weekend work.Qualifications: museum experience, demonstrated success in a fast-paced demanding environment, excellent writing and computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Adobe Photoshop), and established media relationships. Preferred: photography skills and group sales experience (motor coach tour and non-tour; CVB relations, campaign design, prospecting, negotiation, group visit operations, sales reporting). Applicants please send your resume and cover letter (as one Word or PDF document) by November 25 to: Leslie Pizani, lpizani@hancockshakervillage. Your letter of interest addressing your fit to HSV will be judged as your writing sample.No phone calls please.
Director of Development
Danforth Art, Framingham, MA
Danforth Art seeks a dynamic individual for the newly created position of Director of Development. The successful self-directed and strategic candidate will be responsible for fundraising initiatives and play a pivotal role in creating a culture of philanthropy for one of New England's fastest growing cultural institutions. The Director of Development reports to the Executive Director, is a member of the Senior Management team, and will work closely with the Executive Director, the Manager of Marketing, and Board of Trustees to create and implement strategic fundraising and marketing initiatives. For a complete job description please visit: http://koyapartners.com/DA_DD.html
Associate Director- Annual Fund
Mystic Seaport Museum, Mystic, CT
The Associate Director-Annual Fund works collaboratively with the Advancement team to ensure the accomplishment of the Annual Fund Campaign. The Associate Director-Annual Fund will be responsible for broadening and deepening the base of support through a donor-centered approach to philanthropy. He/she will be responsible for working collaboratively to develop a robust calendar of engagement with annual fund donors through in person visits, telephone interactions and small receptions as well as all forms of written communications. The Associate Director Annual Fund will participate in crafting messaging for the annual campaign that distinguishes broad based level giving and leadership level giving; be responsible for a portfolio of leadership level donors; engage frequently with current and prospective donors to cultivate their support and steward their generosity; develop regular tailored communications via US mail, email and social media and create and participate in the management of annual fund stewardship and cultivation events. An aspect of the Associate Director-Annual Fund's role during the preparation for and duration of the 38th Voyage of the Charles W. Morgan will be to engage with donors at proposed ports of call (New London, Newport, New Bedford, Vineyard Haven, Boston, Stellwagen Bank (Provincetown) and Mass Maritime Academy) and to interact with area philanthropic liaison networks currently being formed. QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum qualifications include a bachelor's degree; and five to seven years of progressively responsible experience managing fundraising programs, with significant responsibilities for annual fund campaigns and a demonstrable track record of success achieving goals evidenced through increased contributed revenue. Demands of the position require excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills; a strict attention to detail; superior time management skills; working knowledge of on-line and social media vehicles for fundraising and solid computer skills capable of adapting to current and emerging software for donor management (Raiser's Edge preferred.) Experience working in an institution dedicated to public history and interest specifically in maritime history preferred. Appreciation of confidentiality and discretion is paramount. TO APPLY: This is a regular, full-time position. Please send a cover letter, resume, and Mystic Seaport application (found at http://www.mysticseaport.org/wp-content/uploads/Employment-application.pdf ) to: email@example.com OR to Mystic Seaport Museum PO Box 6000 Mystic, CT 06355 Attn: Human Resources. An EOE.
Director of Individual Giving
Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA
Reporting to the Vice President of Advancement, the Director of Individual Giving will assume a leadership role in expanding private philanthropic support for Massachusetts College of Art and Design. The incumbent will spend considerable time outside the office meeting with potential prospects as an energetic, creative, and persuasive front-line member of the Institutional Advancement department. He/she will oversee the annual fund operation and solicit leadership gifts for annual giving. The Director of Individual Giving will cultivate individual donors, oversee donor research, and will be part of a team of professionals working on successful fund-raising, cultivation and recognition events at the college. For the complete job description, and qualifications, or to apply, please visit our website http://careers.massart.edu/postings/17 Review of applications will begin on Friday, October 4, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled.
Associate Director/Manager of Fundraising Events
Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA
The Associate Director/ Manager of Fundraising Events has overall responsibility for the successful completion of fundraising and donor cultivation, and recognition events. This position oversees the development, planning, scheduling, production, and on-site management of assigned events, in compliance with college policies.The Associate Director/Manager of Fundraising Events will be supervised by the Vice President of Institutional Advancement. He/she will supervise the Fundraising Events Coordinator, contract-employees, and work-study students. To view the complete job description, requirements, or to apply, please visit our website. http://careers.massart.edu/postings/18
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Curator of Education
Abbe Museum, Bar Harbor, ME
The Curator of Education is a highly visible position at the Abbe Museum, a Smithsonian Affiliate, responsible for developing, coordinating, implementing, and evaluating programs and educational services for all museum audiences – children, adults, school groups, teachers, and regular museum-goers (seasonal and local). This individual is also a key member of the exhibits team to plan, organize, and implement exhibits and frequently serves as lead exhibit curator. The Curator of Education communicates the Museum's vision and mission and spearheads all educational initiatives in the institution; works closely with the President/CEO and carries out policies established by the President/CEO and the Trustees; serves as a primary content provider and liaison for museum-tribal partnerships and collaborations. The Curator may be assigned to other duties as required by the small museum environment, including Gala support, guest services support, etc. Requirements: An advanced degree in museum work or related field and a background in Native American studies, anthropology, and/or archaeology, plus three to five years experience in a museum setting. Thorough familiarity with classroom and museum-based learning, museum best practices, and Native concerns is a must. Computer proficiency required. Interested candidates should mail a resume or CV, cover letter, and salary history to: Cinnamon Catlin-Legutko, Abbe Museum, PO Box 286, Bar Harbor, ME 04609. Or, email the package in pdf format to firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls, please.
Museum Educator, Camp & Overnights
EcoTarium, Worcester, MA
The EcoTarium, A Museum of Science & Nature, seeks an innovative and creative Educator to develop, deliver and facilitate interpretive programs for the general public and groups, both on-site and off-site. Programming is on a variety of natural and physical science topics and includes interpretation of museum exhibits, digital planetarium and outdoor programs on a 55-acre site. Teaching is through hands-on and inquiry-based methods encouraging exploration and self-directed learning. The educator is responsible for developing content, hiring and training staff and managing teen volunteers for summer camp and the overnight program. Candidates must have a degree in a scientific field or education and possess a keen interest in science and a commitment to furthering their own learning in the field. Competency in math and physical science is desirable. Experience in the Maker/DIY community a plus. Formal and/or informal teaching experience expected. The successful candidate will bring a commitment to running creative educational programs with an entrepreneurial spirit. See full description at http://www.ecotarium.org/getting-involved/job-opportunities. Please send cover letter, resume and names of three professional references to: Human Resources, Attn: Museum Educator, Camp & Overnight Search, EcoTarium, 222 Harrington Way, Worcester, MA 01604 or email: email@example.com. AA/EEO
Curator of Education
New Bedford Whaling Museum, New Bedford, MA
The New Bedford Whaling Museum is seeking a Curator of Education. Reporting to the President, and working with the Senior Management team, the Curator of Education will have 4 primary areas of responsibility including: 1) articulating and implementing a strategic vision adopted by the Board of Trustees; 2) develop and raise funds necessary to implement education objectives; 3) oversight of staff responsible for the apprenticeship program, a comprehensive K-12 school visitation program, volunteer programs and outreach; and 4) communication of the educational mission and goals to various audiences. The candidate will have a Master's Degree or significant experience in public school education or museum education. Experience in curriculum design, personnel management and grant writing is required. Familiarity with strategies for communicating ideas and information in exhibit and education/program formats is preferable as is a strong track record in developing programs and related experience in evaluating program success. Demonstrated success in leading a diverse professional and volunteer staff. This position requires excellent oral and written communication skills and an energetic and collaborative leadership style that encourages broad community engagement. Send resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to Michelle Taylor, Senior Director of Finance and Human Resources, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA
Peabody Essex Museum is seeking highly motivated and communicative part-time Gallery Interpreters to provide a wide range of services related to the use, access, and care of the museum's temporary exhibition, From Here to Ear. This exhibition features live finches interacting with musical instruments in an enclosed space through which guests will tour. Under the direction of the Art & Nature Center Programs Coordinator, the successful candidates will work closely with several departments including Guest Services, Education, and Facilities in orchestrating the guest experience in the exhibition, maintaining the gallery, tuning electric guitars and caring for the live birds within the gallery. The exhibition runs from January-April 2014. The Gallery Interpreter must be comfortable conversing with the general public and working in close proximity to animals. A strong candidate will have a friendly, personable manner, an interest in birds, music, and/or contemporary art, and a passion for working with people. Prior experience in education, customer service, and/or animal husbandry is preferred. Standing and some moderate lifting are required. Morning (8:30-12) and afternoon (2-5:30) shifts available, Tuesday> through Sunday. Must be able to work one weekend shift. Qualified candidates should email their cover letter, and resume to email@example.com or by 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.
Hall of Human Life Program Coordinator
Museum of Science, Boston, MA
The Hall of Human Life Program Coordinator will be responsible for developing and maintaining training strategies for part-time and volunteer interpreters, and will also lead the development and implementation of community outreach efforts in order to inform the public about HHL messages. S/He will work closely with the Content Coordinator to educate, inform, and motivate both part-time staff and volunteers to ensure an overall positive, educational and fun experience for MOS visitors. Responsibilities: Assumes responsibility for overseeing briefings four days of the week, including one weekend day and requires working during scheduled holiday periods and school vacation weeks, with maintenance and volunteer training on those days. Interview, hire, supervise, schedule, and train approximately ten part-time staff, and 80+ HHL volunteers in order to create a friendly professional team environment. In addition, conduct a monthly bservational review to ensure that all part-time staff and volunteers are able to successfully speak on topics related to the HHL exhibit. Create and maintain an accurate database of 50+ community health contacts and educators. Schedule: This position is full-time, 40 hours/week, SundayThursday. Qualifications: Bachelor of Science or Arts, more than 3 years program management experience and a background in current human biology preferred.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
Concord Museum, Concord, MA
The Concord Museum, in historic Concord, Massachusetts, seeks a self-motivated upper level undergraduate or graduate student with a specific interest in American history exhibitions to join the Exhibition Team as an Exhibition Intern. Gain experience in curatorial research and exhibition planning and design while assisting the team of Curator, Registrar, Education Director, and Exhibition Manager with implementation of the upcoming exhibition, "The Shot Heard Round the World: April 19, 1775," in the Concord Museum's 1200 sq. ft. Wallace Kane Gallery. The Exhibition Intern will observe and participate in a variety of brainstorming and organizational meetings and learn the structural, strategic, and operational decisions at play in producing a history museum exhibition. Specific responsibilities for Spring 2014 (January-May) tentatively include, but are not limited to, work on research, logistical planning, and implementation assistance for the special exhibition. Depending on experience, the Exhibition Intern will take the lead on developing, managing, preparing, and installing an ancillary 600 sq. ft. gallery exhibition as a culminating project. For more information about this position and to apply, please visit http://www.concordmuseum.org/employment-opportunities.php.
EcoTarium, Worcester, MA
The EcoTarium is a unique indoor-outdoor museum in Worcester, MA, with a mission to contribute to a better world by inspiring a passion for science and nature through discovery. Historical collections and records date from all periods in the museum's history and include: rocks and minerals; shells; bird mounts; eggs and nests; mammals; trace fossils; magic lantern slides; and insects. The museum is planning to conduct a full inventory of its collections. This is a large scale project, set to begin in January 2014 and will continue until completed. Under the direction of the Collections Specialist, three Collections Interns will be engaged during the winter semester to assist with this project. The project will include, physical inventory of all collections objects, reconciling objects with available records, photographing objects, basic rehousing, and implementing Integrated Pest Management (IPM) plan. This is an excellent opportunity to gain hands-on experience in collections management. Training will be provided. Graduate or senior undergraduate students and recent graduates in natural sciences, museum studies, conservation, or related fields are encouraged to apply. Relevant experience includes collections care, conservation, specimen identification, and photography. Attention to detail, patience, teamwork skills, and the ability work in confined storage stacks are all desirable qualities. The internship would take place during the winter semester with a commitment of 2 weekdays per week (Monday and Wednesday or Friday). Please send a completed application form (available at http://www.ecotarium.org/getting-involved/job-opportunities), resume, and a one page cover letter to Chadyn Morrison, Volunteer Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
38th Voyagers on the Charles W. Morgan Volunteers
Mystic Seaport, Mystic, CT
Mystic Seaport: The Museum of America and the Sea seeks volunteers to participate in an exciting, unprecedented public-history project onboard the former whaleship Charles W. Morgan. Beginning Dec. 1, 2013, the Museum will accept project proposals by talented, self-motivated adults from a range of disciplines and backgrounds to document and share their experiences during the ship’s commemorative 38th Voyage in Summer 2014. During its first 37 voyages (1841-1921), this vessel ventured into all the world’s oceans in pursuit of whale oil and baleen, carrying multi-ethnic crews and coming into contact with many different cultures. Now a National Historic Landmark, the Morgan will sail to seven New England ports, engaging communities with their maritime heritage, raising awareness of the changing perceptions about whales, and furthering ongoing research into whales, whaling, and whaling peoples. During the day-long passages between ports, museum staff will examine every aspect of the voyage to better understand the past experiences of those who sailed this ship and others like her. While rooted in history the 38th Voyage is not a reenactment, but rather an opportunity to add to the ship’s story with contemporary perspectives. We seek additional public participants, with each volunteer sailing aboard one voyage leg (one night plus the following day). These “38th Voyagers” will document and filter this experience through their own perspectives and talents, producing finished products for the Museum to share online and through exhibits, publications, and public programs. Artists, scholars, teachers, scientists, museums professionals invited to apply. Complete CFP at: www.mysticseaport.org/38thvoyagers
Fellow in Japanese Art, Division of Asian and Mediterranean Art
Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge , MA
The Fellow participates in a wide range of curatorial projects, programs, and initiatives, such as research and cataloguing of the collection; organization of exhibitions and gallery rotations, including writing of gallery and object information texts; preparation of publications; curricular and public outreach functions; and cultivation of donors. The Fellow assists in the reinstallation of the museum's new permanent galleries of Asian art and helps provide curatorial oversight and support for the study center program and curricular galleries. The Fellow may participate in hiring and training curatorial interns, and may supervise students and temporary employees. Qualifications: MA in Art History or East Asian Studies with a specialization in Japanese art; ability to read and speak Japanese proficiently. PhD preferred in Art History or East Asian Studies with a specialization in Japanese art. At least one year of curatorial or related experience. Demonstrated commitment to fostering the appreciation of works of art in a museum context. Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills; ability to work independently as well as collegially. Application Procedures: A complete application includes a letter of interest, resume or curriculum vitae, transcript, English-language writing sample, and 3 letters of recommendation. Complete application materials must be received by December 15, 2013. Please apply online with letter and curriculum vitae here. Upload transcript, and one article-length, English-language writing sample. Please ask references to send letters of recommendation to the following address: email@example.com. Term duration: Two years.
Buttonwoods Museum, Haverhill, Massachusetts
The Buttonwoods Museum is an historic site overlooking the Merrimack River. It includes three buildings: the 1710 John Ward House, the 1814 Duncan House and the 1850 Daniel Hunkins Shoe Shop. From Native American settlement to the present, the Buttonwoods Museum tells the story of life in Haverhill, MA. The education intern will assist the Program Coordinator in developing and presenting hands-on educational programs for school groups and lectures for adult groups. Our programs focus on local history related to the Colonial and Revolutionary War era, the Shoe Industry, the Pennacook Native Americans, and more. Information on our programmatic offerings can be viewed at haverhillhistory.org/programs. The successful intern will have interests or experience in history, archaeology, cooking, arts and crafts, public speaking, and/or working with children. This is a great opportunity for museum studies, history, or education students to get hands-on experience working with a wide range of age groups at a small history museum. The intern must have availability on Tuesdays or Thursdays. This is an unpaid internship, but can be configured to achieve school credit. Interested applicants, please send your resume and a cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Research and Exhibition Internship
EcoTarium, Worcester , MA
The EcoTarium is a unique indoor-outdoor museum in Worcester, MA, with a mission “to contribute to a better world by inspiring a passion for science and nature through discovery.” Founded in 1825 (as the Worcester Lyceum of Natural History) the Ecotarium is the second oldest natural history organization in the United States. Our stegosaurus Siegfried turns 50 this coming June and we want to commemorate the occasion! Siegfried is a replica of the Stegosaurus seen at the 1964 World’s Fair and is also the title of a book by Cookie Nelson, illustrated by Michael McMenemy highlighting many of the attractions in Worcester. We’re looking for someone who can complete some research about Siegfried, and create a small display using a smaller model of him and some of his cousins, including text and a revamp of his web page. It would give a student a chance to point to a completed exhibit in his or her portfolio. Relevant experience and expertise would include a background and interest in natural history, exhibit design, or science education. The internship would take place during the winter semester with a commitment of 1-2 weekdays per week. Please send a completed application form (available at http://www.ecotarium.org/getting-involved/job-opportunities), resume, and a one page cover letter which includes why you are interested in it, what your future career objectives are, and what you hope to learn through your internship to Chadyn Morrison, Volunteer Coordinator at email@example.com.
E. Geoffrey and Elizabeth Thayer Verney Fellowship 2014
Nantucket Historical Association, Nantucket, MA
In an effort to enhance the public's knowledge and understanding of the heritage of Nantucket, Massachusetts, the Nantucket Historical Association (NHA) offers an annual fellowship, the E. Geoffrey and Elizabeth Thayer Verney Fellowship. Established in 1999, the award encourages research in the collections of the NHA Research Library and is open to academics, graduate students, and independent scholars. The NHA is the principal repository of Nantucket history, with extensive archives, collections of historic properties, and art and artifacts that broadly illustrate Nantucket's past. The Verney Fellow resides in the Thomas Macy House, a historic property owned by the NHA, for up to a three-week period. Housing is available January - May and September - December 2014. NHA Verney Fellows are expected to produce an article suitable for publication in the summer edition of Historic Nantucket, the NHA's journal, and to deliver a public lecture on the subject of their research. Projects resulting in the publication of a book, article, conference paper, or other media are looked upon favorably. Recipients of the award receive a stipend of $300 per week during the time of residence, for up to three weeks. Travel expenses are reimbursed for up to $600. Send a full description of the proposed project, a curriculum vitae, the names of three references, and an estimate of anticipated time and duration of stay. Send application packet to: Betsy Tyler, Obed Macy Research Chair, Nantucket Historical Association, P. O. Box 1016, Nantucket, MA 02554-1016 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline for applications:December 31, 2013.