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Administrative/Director

Executive Director

Hull Lifesaving Museum Hull, MA
The Hull Lifesaving Museum (“HLM”) seeks a passionate, committed, energetic, and highly skilled Executive Director to lead the organization through a variety of strategic initiatives. Current HLM programs include an active collection of exhibits, lectures, and educational programs through the museum itself, an on-the-water youth and adult rowing and educational programs, and a marine-skills focused, job training program for adjudicated youth. Key Responsibilities • Plan and execute new development initiatives and spearhead existing capital campaign and fundraising events. • Work with staff, the board of directors, and other key stakeholders to finalize a new strategic plan and to help align HLM’s programmatic work with this strategic plan. • Oversee senior staff leading the core programs, as well as the finance/administration and development functions. • Develop and maintain effective partnerships related to programs. • Manage the organization’s budget. • Evaluate program’s accomplishments based on results-driven targets. Minimum Requirements • Minimum of 5 years results-driven leadership and management experience, particularly in the non-profit sector. • Proven development and fundraising experience – targeting government sources, • Demonstrated experience with strategic planning and implementation. • Bachelor’s degree is a minimum requirement, an advanced degree is a plus. Desired Skills and Attributes • Demonstrated interest in maritime life, skills, and/or history a plus. • Experience running a museum. To apply: Resumes and cover letters by September 12, 2014 to Sue Heilman, Interim Executive Director at sue@hulllifesavingmuseum.org. Posted on: 08/25/2014

Director of Imaging Services

Northeast Document Conservation Center Andover, MA
The Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC) is seeking an experienced digital imaging professional to lead its nationally-recognized Imaging Services program. The Director of Imaging Services reports directly to the Executive Director and is a member of NEDCC’s senior management team. NEDCC’s Imaging Services department receives a steady amount of work from large to small institutions as well as private clients whose primary concerns are quality and care in handling. The department has grown rapidly and is currently staffed with five technical photographers and produces a significant portion of NEDCC’s program fees. NEDCC is equipped to digitally reformat any type of 2-dimensional object and currently specializes in oversize materials, transparent media, works of art on paper, photographs, manuscripts, fragile materials, and X-ray film. The new director will be expected to explore and develop additional specialty services to meet the needs of the library, archives, and museum communities. NEDCC is an equal opportunity employer. Salary and benefits are competitive. This position will remain open until filled. To apply, please send cover letter and resume in PDF to Bill Veillette, Executive Director, at bveillette@nedcc.org. For complete job description and application information: www.nedcc.org/about/news-room/employment-opportunities Posted on: 08/18/2014

Museum Administrator

Gibson House Museum Boston , MA
Part-time Museum Administrator, Gibson House Museum, 137 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02116 The Gibson House Museum, located in Boston’s Back Bay seeks a part time museum administrator with broad administration experience. This job consists of two major responsibilities – managing all aspects of the museum including operations and supporting Board committees and their activities. The Museum is preserved as it appeared during three generations of Gibson family occupancy (1859-1954). Since 1957, it has been operated as a house museum and open to the public. It is a time capsule of daily life during the mid-nineteenth to early twentieth centuries and as a museum of Victorian and Edwardian decorative arts. Museum Operations: Responsible for day-to-day functions of the museum and maintenance General office work Schedule and oversee museum tours and guides Membership/Neighborhood Outreach: Increase membership and maintain database Prepare and send out monthly E-newsletter Assist with programing, including PR and marketing Finances & Record Keeping: Collect, record and report income/expenses Record and acknowledge all donations Pay bills Prepare payroll Work with Treasurer to prepare monthly reports and financial summary for the Annual Report Qualifications Bachelors degree required Administration experience Excellent organizational/office skills Written and verbal skills Self-starter/ability to work alone Enjoy working with the public Familiar with social networking Computer literacy – familiar with QuickBooks/Access or willing to learn Posted on: 07/24/2014

Executive Director

McLaughlin Foundation South Paris, ME
Under the Direction of the Board of Directors, performs professional leadership, administrative and supervisory work in directing the programs and operations of the Garden & Homestead, and oversees and coordinates all facets of daily operations. This work requires the frequent exercise of leadership, independent judgment, and initiative in planning. The Executive Director is responsible for the development and delivery of services to meet member and visitor interests and needs. Under the direction of the Board Chair, the Executive Director oversees and coordinates all daily operations including planning, budget, facilities care and maintenance, supervision of employees, volunteers and interns. Includes grant research, writing and reporting. Performs other duties as required. Salary is based upon experience and qualifications. Benefits include health insurance, vacation time and sick leave. More detailed description available upon request. Application Instructions: Please submit a resume and cover letter via email to: mclgardn@megalink.net Questions can be answered via email or phone, 207-743-8820 The McLaughlin Foundation, Inc. is an equal-opportunity employer. More information on our website: www.mclaughlingarden.org Posted on: 07/17/2014

Director

Columbus Museum, GA Columbus, GA
The Columbus (GA) Museum, an American art and regional-history museum and one of the largest museums in the Southeast, seeks a Director to lead this healthy museum to wider community engagement. AAM-accredited, AAMD museum with operating budget $2.7M, 34 staff; 89,000 square-foot facility with galleries, interactive children’s area, auditorium, and Bradley Olmsted Garden. Committed, congenial, philanthropic board. Columbus, a beautiful historic riverfront city (population 204,000) known for civic leadership and philanthropy, is 1½ hours from Atlanta airport, has lively downtown, cultural, recreational, educational amenities, Columbus State University, excellent schools, and major corporate headquarters. Director will oversee implementation of new Strategic Plan calling for broader community outreach and engagement and updating/expanding educational programming for schools and public. Position offers opportunity to make a mark and leave a legacy for established, forward-looking museum in rising city. Requirements: Ability/enthusiasm to lead mid-sized nationally respected museum; 10+ years’ museum experience, including managing staff, working with/engaging boards, collaborating with external partners, fostering innovation in programming, and a passion for education. Inspirational, motivational leader to serve as the face of the Museum; can rebrand and market Museum to broader, more diverse audiences, including next generation; aptitude and desire to fundraise. M.A. or equivalent in American art/decorative arts, American Studies, or related field; expertise in 19th-20th century American art/decorative arts, plus knowledge of/interest in American history. See full details: www.museum-search.com. Visit: http://www.columbusmuseum.com. Applications: E-mail cover letter, résumé, salary requirement, names/contact information for 3 references by 8/17/2014 to: Marilyn Hoffman, Museum Search & Reference, SearchandRef@museum-search.com. EOE. Nominations welcome. Posted on: 07/16/2014

Executive Director

Montshire Museum of Science Norwich, VT
The Montshire Museum of Science is a hands-on museum located in Norwich, Vermont, consisting of more than 140 exhibits relating to the natural and physical sciences, ecology, and technology. Fostering informal science and early childhood education for children and adults of all ages, the Museum is one of the busiest museums in northern New England, typically attracting more than 150,000 visitors annually from across the nation while reaching more than 20,000 schoolchildren in New Hampshire and Vermont. Reporting to the Board of Trustees, the Executive Director is responsible for the leadership and management of the entire organization including strategic direction, finances, fundraising, programs, staff, partnerships and external relations. The Executive Director is charged with delivering on the mission and goals of the organization in a manner that is fiscally sound, responsive to effective practices in nonprofit management and reflects established standards for museum operations. We seek an accomplished leader with vision, creative inspiration and a proven ability to build upon the organization’s success. A background in the successful development of constituent relations that result in major individual gifts, foundation grants, corporate sponsorships and other sources of philanthropic support will be a significant factor in candidate selection. A passion for science education programming in a setting like the Museum will be highly advantageous. A bachelor’s degree is required. Applications and nominations are being received by Kittleman & Associates. To apply, please send a current resume and cover letter to: resumes@kittlemansearch.com. Posted on: 07/10/2014

Executive Director

Boothbay Railway Village Boothbay, ME
Executive Director Boothbay Railway Village The BRV is seeking an energetic, innovative individual to assume the role of Executive Director. For the past 50 years the “BRV has served Mid Coast Maine by operating a narrow gauge live-steam railroad , an antique car museum and hosting community oriented events all set on the grounds of a 12 acre period Maine village. To be considered for the position previous nonprofit employment is highly desirable including experience in managing the routine and special functions of a museum. Skill sets will include budget creation, personnel management and fund raising. The winning candidate must have strong leadership qualities, superior managerial, communication and team building qualities. Demonstrated effective public relations experience is a plus. The Director reports to an active 17 member Board. Together they work on policies and long & short-term goals for all aspects of the “BRV”. The Director’s primary responsibilities include overall planning, development, financial /operations management, and safety compliance ensuring on-going stability, growth, and visitor satisfaction. Please submit cover letter and resume to BRV Executive Director Search Committee at: swilliams@mecoseal.com.com Stephen C Williams Board President BRV 320 Robinhood Rd Georgetown, ME 04548 See us at www.railwayvillage.org/ and www.facebook.com/railwayvillage Posted on: 07/10/2014

Collections

Assistant Horticulturist

Strawbery Banke Museum Portsmouth, NH
Historic Landscape- Assistant Horticulturist Job Description • This position offers diverse opportunities to work in period gardens, and interpret four centuries of garden history and all of its outgrowths. This individual is expected to engage the general public, peers and volunteers in museum/historic/cultural landscape/garden preservation and maintenance processes. • Responsible to the Curator of Historic Landscapes. Duties include • Assists with garden and landscape preservation maintenance, public speaking/ interpretation, physical labor, plant identification, cultivation and maintenance work. The position requires strong communications skills, some graphic design/computer skills, and office skills. • An understanding of historic/museum and modern horticultural practices, ability to work independently, yet adhere to a seasonal/weekly work plan, and follow through with diverse tasks. Independent study/research. Responsibilities include • Daily garden tours • Assisting with organization of daily volunteers and Children’s Garden programming, special events, workshops and lectures. • Lifting up to 50 lbs. • Performing work outdoors in all types of weather. • Plant identification and maintenance skills. • Presentable public appearance while performing strenuous tasks. • Extending professional courtesy and maintaining a positive working relationship with peers and the general public. Experience necessary • Experience and education in the field of horticulture/garden/landscape/preservation, or museum field. Enthusiasm and passion for community outreach, education, gardening, and farming. Hours • 7.5 hours per day 5 days per week • One weekend day required • Occasional special events as necessary • Full time year round position Wages & Benefits • $12.44 hourly • 4 weeks vacation. Sick days. Personal days. • Medical & Dental • 401B Retirement Plan after 1 year Training • Provided as necessary Please email Erik Wochholz @ horticulture@strawberybanke.org Posted on: 08/26/2014

Archivist/Librarian

Shelburne Museum Shelburne, VT
Shelburne Museum in Shelburne, Vermont has an immediate opening for a Part-time Archivist/Librarian to manage an active institutional archives program and library, including selection, acquisition, processing, access, reference service and outreach to staff. The Archivist will develop a plan for the management of born digital assets, including assessment, preservation and access, and manage annual budget and revision of policies and procedures as necessary. The position requires a Master’s degree in Library Science (MLS) or Library Information Science (MLIS) from an ALA- accredited library school. Additional specialization in digital archives and knowledge of art history preferred along with 1-3 years’ experience with archival records, preferably in a museum setting. Other responsibilities of the position include identification, archival appraisal, and acquisition of museum records, donated papers and photographs in a variety of formats, accessioning, arrangement and description of archival records, supervision of staff and researchers using archival records and rare books; and management of the circulating library for staff. Founded in 1947 by pioneering collector Electra Havemeyer Webb (1888-1960), Shelburne Museum in Shelburne, Vermont is one of the nation’s finest and most diverse museums of art, Americana, and design. Comprised of 38 buildings on 42 acres and housing over 150,000 objects, the Museum is renowned for its Impressionist paintings, folk art, quilts and textiles, decorative arts, American paintings, and horse-drawn vehicles. To apply, please send completed application from www.shelburnemuseum.org, along with resume and cover letter to Human Resources, PO Box 10, Shelburne, VT 05445 Posted on: 08/26/2014

Director of Collections

Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium St. Johnsbury, VT
Reporting to the Executive Director, the full-time Director of Collections has responsibility for the care, presentation and interpretation of all collections in the Fairbanks Museum’s trust. DUTIES •responsibility for the application of collections management policies, plans, and practices, including, but not limited to: accession and deaccession, registration and documentation, cataloging, preservation, conservation, access, risk management, storage, handling, and inventory; •responsibility for data standards and systems for the input, maintenance, and preservation of collections records; •directs staff in the use of the Museum’s collections for exhibits, education, research, and public information; •consults conservators, curators and researchers to advance the preservation, interpretation, and cataloging of the collections; •organizes, supervises and evaluates departmental staff and volunteers; •presents collections stewardship requirements to staff, volunteers, and trustees; •obtains funds and other forms of support for stewardship, development, and interpretation of the collections; •promotes the importance of the Museum’s collections through presentations and programs delivered to Museum visitors, community organizations and school groups; •drafts, implements and monitors policies and budgets for the Collections Department; •serves on the Museum’s management team. EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE Bachelor’s in curatorial, museum studies, or related discipline required and 4 years’ related experience or Master’s in curatorial, museum studies, or related discipline with 2 years’ related experience. Ability and willingness to work occasional evenings and weekends, as needed. Eagerness to live in Vermont’s beautiful and rural Northeast Kingdom. Send cover letter, resume and contact information for three references to akane@fairbanksmuseum.org. EOE. Posted on: 08/19/2014

Archaeological Collections Manager

Wesleyan University Middletown, CT
Position Details: Under the general direction of the Provost and the supervision of the Dean of Social Sciences, the Archaeological Collections Manager is responsible for collections management and for working with faculty and students to facilitate their use of the collections. The incumbent serves as the University’s Repatriation Coordinator, maintaining Wesleyan’s compliance with the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA). Responsibilities Include but not limited to: • Research and document collection objects to determine provenance and supplementary context. • Develop, manage, and maintain an electronic collections database including digital images. Maintain and update collections website. • Supervise all access to collections storage area in accordance with the Wesleyan University Archaeology and Anthropology Collection (WUAAC) Management Policy, tracking objects and maintaining activity logs, register and accession ledgers. • Respond to outside inquiries about the collections and provide access and assistance to outside scholars. • Support course laboratory sessions and assist faculty in the preparation and development of labs for new courses. • Give tours of collections and train users as needed in the proper handling of collections and use of equipment. • Monitor condition of objects. Coordinate conservation efforts. • Serve as repatriation coordinator implementing NAGPRA regulations, including the development and maintenance of inventories, summaries, notices and supporting documentation. . Minimum Qualifications Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Anthropology, Archaeology, Classical Studies, Museum Studies or related field. Excellent computer and database management skills. Must be able to meet the physical demands of the position on a continual basis including climbing ladders, lifting heavy objects, pushing and pulling heavily loaded carts. Ability and willingness to work occasional evenings and weekends, as needed. Interested & qualified applicants encouraged to apply online at:http://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/4504 Wesleyan is an EOE Posted on: 08/11/2014

Curator

OLD STURBRIDGE VILLAGE, INC. Sturbridge, MA
Reporting to the Chief executive Officer/President, the full-time, benefit-eligible Curator has overall responsibility for the care, presentation, and interpretation of Old Sturbridge Village’s collection. The Curator will have responsibility also to lead and manage the Collections Manager, Exhibit Developer and an Intern. ESSENTIAL DUTIES: • Overall responsibility for the management, care, and documentation of the collections. • Assure physical safety and integrity during storage, installation and/or exhibition. • Maintain collection records for objects, e.g., electronic catalog, accession records, physical inventory.. • Suggest exhibition ideas that further the institutional goals of the Museum and expand the public’s understanding of subjects relevant to the collections. • Collaborate with other departments in the Museum to identify, develop, and execute exhibitions • Serve as project manager for exhibitions; coordinate and manage all aspects of presentation. • Responsible for acquiring new objects for the collections in keeping with the Museum’s mission. • Work with the Board Collections Committee to cultivate collectors to encourage donations of appropriate objects, as well as the donation of funds to purchase objects. • Initiate recommendations for disposition or deaccessioning of works. • Make regular contributions to, and keeps abreast of, scholarship in his/her field. • Publish articles and essays in relevant publications; attend and present papers at scholarly conferences; act as liaison for the Museum. • Participate in grant application process and submissions. EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE • Bachelor’s in curatorial, museum studies, or art history required and 6 years’ related experience; or Master’s in curatorial, museum studies, or art history with 4 years’ related experience. • Minimum of three years’ in supervisory role. • Museum setting preferred. Apply at jobs@osv.org. EOE. Posted on: 07/22/2014

Oral History Intern

Nantucket Historical Association Nantucket, MA
Nantucket Historical Association (NHA) The NHA has a collection of more than 350 oral histories recorded over the past six decades. They include life stories, personal reflections, and insights on island life and events from year-round and seasonal residents The Oral History Intern will be involved in all aspects of the oral history program, including interviewing, transcribing, editing, cataloging, and exhibit preparation, focusing particularly on developing an oral history exhibit of immigrant interviews for the NHA’s 2014 Diversity Festival in November. The ideal candidate will have completed undergraduate or graduate coursework in oral history, have experience in best practices of oral history methodology and field work, and be a flexible, creative self-starter. Housing is provided, plus a stipend of $2500 for the ten-week period September 15–November 22, 2014. (Dates are somewhat flexible). Please send resume, letter of interest, and contact information for three references to btyler@nha.org; 508-228-1894, ext. 306. Betsy Tyler Obed Macy Research Chair, Nantucket Historical Association Posted on: 07/08/2014

Development and Marketing

Assistant Editor, Collections - 26474BR

Yale University New Haven, CT
Reporting to the Director of Publications and Editorial Services, Yale University Art Gallery, the Assistant Editor manages the development, design, and execution of a variety of editorial projects, including exhibition and collection catalogues, artists’ monographs, the annual Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin, interpretive brochures, special-exhibition labels, web projects, interdepartmental forms, confidential reports, and miscellanea. Develops and upholds editorial styles and standards, while ensuring that all materials contribute integrally and actively to the Gallery’s mission of: encouraging an appreciation for and understanding of art and art history, reaching and educating a broad audience on the Gallery’s collection, and promoting and advancing scholarship on the Gallery’s works and the field as a whole. Requirements include: Master’s Degree in English or literature appropriate to the collection and three years of experience editing and researching scholarly materials for publication or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Masters in Art History preferred. For complete position details and immediate consideration, please apply online at www.Yale.edu/jobs - the STARS req ID for this position is 26474BR. AA/EEO – M/F/Disability/Veteran Posted on: 08/26/2014

Director of Advancement

Abbe Museum Bar Harbor, ME
This is a senior level position that is responsible for providing leadership and management of the direction, planning, and execution of fundraising, marketing, and membership. Leads development and marketing activities by members of the Board of Trustees, volunteers, the President/CEO and staff; contributes to the development of partnerships with other organizations and reporting the results of development activities. Works with the Board of Trustees and professional staff to secure approximately $400,000 - $500,000 in public and private dollars annually to support the Abbe’s mission and annual operating budget of $1.2 million. The full job description is available at www.abbemuseum.org/about/index.html. Interested candidates should mail a resume or CV, a cover letter describing why you are a fit for this position, and salary requirements to: Cinnamon Catlin-Legutko - Abbe Museum - PO Box 286 - Bar Harbor, ME 04609. Or, email the package in pdf format to cinnamon@abbemuseum.org. The position is open until filled. No phone calls, please. Posted on: 08/25/2014

Manager of Institutional Support

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Boston, MA
This position provides the leadership and strategy for a foundation, government, and corporate relations program that secures support from private foundations, governmental agencies, and corporations in support of museum operations and programs, including conservation and capital projects. The Manager of Institutional Support is part of an 11-member development team supporting a $15 million operating budget. This position also supervises and manages the work of a Corporate and Foundation Relations Officer, who provides writing, grants management, and administrative support to the Manager and the institutional fundraising effort. To apply and for full job description: https://isgm.applicantpro.com/jobs/126751.html Posted on: 08/08/2014

Development and Events Intern

Old North Foundation Boston, MA
This is an opportunity for a student interested in non-profit management and cultivation events. Students pursuing a graduate degree in marketing, public relations, public administration or public programming are encouraged to apply. The Events role within this position will support the planning and implementation of the Old North Foundation’s Fall and Spring donor events. The Development role will require experience with membership initiatives, corporate, foundational, and government grant applications with the underlying goal of supporting a capital campaign for historic preservation. The candidate will assist both the Development and Education Departments with administrative tasks, managing social media platforms, organizing and creating press releases, in addition to sending out monthly or quarterly e-newsletters, research Old North in the News and national ad campaigns, and website updates. Overall responsibilities include: program data analysis, grant writing, event mailings, data entry, event marketing, event setup and breakdown, and other tasks as assigned. Applicant must have working knowledge of Microsoft Office products, experience with Internet research, data entry, Donor Perfect (or similar fundraising data base tool), basic office tasks, and excellent communications skills. Experience volunteering or working in non-profit office administration considered a plus. The role requires the ability to work independently as well as within a team environment. Position will be available beginning in September continuing through early May 2015 with a winter break in late December to mid-January. This internship requires a commitment of 10-15 working hours per week during a 9-5 workweek. Interested applicants should email their resume/CV, a letter of interest and a writing sample to: Renie Pavilon at development@oldnorth.com Please include, "Development and Events Internship" in the subject line of email. Deadline for applications accepted through Aug 29. No phone calls please. Posted on: 08/07/2014

Membership Manager

Worcester Art Museum Worcester, MA
Worcester Art Museum seeks applicants for a full-time Membership Manager to design, implement and administer strategies for membership recruitment, retention, advancement and services to broaden the Museum's primary base of support; work closely with the Museum’s Annual and Corporate Programs staff to ensure seamless coordination on Annual Fund appeal and benefit programs, and to enhance the overall Development effort; act as primary liaison and provide staff support for the Members' Council. Some weekend and evening hours required. Requires excellent writing and interpersonal skills, BA/BS plus experience in membership, fundraising, communications or related field. Familiarity with Raiser’s Edge software and supervisory experience preferred. Full job posting @worcesterart.org/Information/Employment/Jobs. Qualified candidates should forward cover letter and resume to humanresources@worcesterart.org, or by mail to: Human Resources Department, 55 Salisbury St., Worcester, MA 01609. Worcester Art Museum is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity. Posted on: 08/06/2014

External Affairs Officer

Lyman Allyn Art Museum New London , CT
The Lyman Allyn Art Museum seeks an experienced External Affairs Officer for a permanent part-time (24 hours/week) position. Reporting to the Museum Director, this senior staff member is responsible for developing, implementing, managing and evaluating the development and fundraising strategies for the Museum. Specific responsibilities include: donor development, planned giving, fundraising events, membership program, and corporate, foundation and government relations. The ideal candidate will have a B.A. and 3-5 years of related experience; demonstrable fundraising experience is required and a familiarity with Raiser’s Edge software is highly desirable. Applicant must be an energetic, ambitious, goal-oriented and creative self-starter who possesses the ability to work both independently and collaboratively. Please send cover letter and resume with references to: Search Committee, Lyman Allyn Art Museum, 625 Williams Street, New London, CT 06320. Applications may also be filed via search@lymanallyn.org The Lyman Allyn Art Museum is an equal opportunity employer. Posted on: 08/04/2014

Education

Director of Education and Visitor Experience

New Haven Museum CT
The New Haven Museum seeks an innovative, enthusiastic professional with demonstrated experience in museum education to develop and lead programs and initiatives that support and enhance the Museum’s role as a repository of local history and as an active center for exploring the people, places, and ideas that shaped the Elm City and informs its present. The Museum recently celebrated its 150th anniversary, gaining a heightened profile within the Greater New Haven area and around the state, and now requires a professional with the vision and capacity to define the role of education and outreach in an urban setting. The Director of Education develops and implements experiences and materials for diverse audiences on and off site and works collaboratively internally and with community partners. This individual reports to the Executive Director and is a member of the Museum’s senior management team. Requirements include Master’s degree in Education, American Studies, Public History, or Museum Studies. Three to five years of experience as a museum or arts educator, preferably in a supervisory capacity. Computer literacy, with understanding of social media and its use in promoting greater access to museum collections. Position is full time, with benefits. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. For a full position description listing responsibilities and required qualifications visit www.newhavenmuseum.org/about/jobs. To apply, send cover letter, résumé, and a list of three references in Word or pdf format to search@newhavenmuseum.org. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. No phone calls, please. EOE. Posted on: 08/27/2014

Director of Education

Taft Museum of Art Cincinnati, OH
The Taft Museum of Art in vibrant downtown Cincinnati, Ohio seeks dynamic, creative, visionary Director of Education to help it engage new audiences, increase public involvement, expand its role in the community. Director of Education is part of senior management team and oversees $375,000 budget, 4 employees, plus volunteers. AAM-accredited, AAMD member museum in sound financial condition. 2013 visitation: 51,000, including 1,730 students, 7,900 program participants. Recent 23,000-square-foot expansion transformed the Taft into one of the finest small art museums in America. Cincinnati is one of the top five cities in the US for per capita spending on the arts and is home to a thriving arts community. Affordable cost of living, lively downtown, diverse neighborhoods. Greater Cincinnati, the largest metropolitan area in Ohio, is home to 2.1 million. Requirements: M.A. or equivalent in Art History preferred. Coursework/degree in Museum Education and knowledge of decorative arts desirable. 5-7 years professional experience in art-museum education, 2-3 in management role. Ability to assess/reshape existing programs, develop new programs to increase public involvement and engage broader, more diverse constituency of adults, children, families. Ability to arouse curiosity/spark interest in art among docents, board, public, staff. Strong verbal, written communication and organizational skills, plus ability to develop and manage budgets. Capacity to work collaboratively with museum leadership, other departments, docents, and volunteer groups. Visit http://www.taftmuseum.org. Job details: http://www.museum-search.com. Applications: Email cover letter, résumé, salary requirement, names/contact information for 3 references by 9/8/2014 to: Gail Nessell Colglazier, Museum Search & Reference, SearchandRef@museum-search.com. EOE. Nominations welcome. Posted on: 08/14/2014

School Programs Museum Educator

Concord Museum Concord, MA
The Concord Museum seeks a dynamic and energetic educator to join the museum education team this fall. The Museum is currently piloting a new partnership with the Lowell Public Schools and needs additional educators to help launch this program as well as teach returning groups from other schools. Museum Educators teach curriculum-based lessons on many historical topics including Native American Archaeology, Colonial Life, and the Revolution. Teaching with museum objects and hands-on/minds-on activities, educators help students make personal connections to the past. School programs are mainly for grades 2-6 and Museum Educators lead activities both in the Museum galleries and classrooms. Educators also help to prepare classroom materials and clean spaces and equipment after programs. Programs run from September through June each year. Qualifications: B.A. in history, education or a related field; Background in museum education or classroom teaching is necessary; Experience working with inner-city students is desired; A strong interest in American history is preferred; The ability to work collaboratively and flexibly as part of a team is crucial; A flexible schedule with availability on weekdays during school hours is necessary; This is a part-time position perfect for graduate students, those with a flexible schedule, retired educators or those interested in museum education. 3-12 hours per week, $8.75/hour. Send a resume and cover letter to the Manager for Student, Group and Family Learning at cm1@concordmuseum.org. EOE. Posted on: 08/05/2014

Part-Time Museum Educator

Springfield Museums Springfield, MA
Responsibilities include, but are not necessarily limited to: Conducting a variety of programs within the Education Department, including Science School Programs, Family Fun Events, Weekend Family Programs, School Vacation Weeks and weekly programming in July & August, Weekend Birthday Parties, Camp-Ins, Culture & Cocktails, and fill in for Family Science Adventures and Outreach as needed. Essential functions of the position include but are not limited to the following: Duties within the Education Department will include: teaching scripted Science School Programs and maintaining supplies and materials; restock Camp-in inventory; prepare craft and program supplies for School Vacation Weeks, Weekend Family Fun, and Summer Programs. Some aspects of this position may require standing for long periods of time, and lifting and/or carrying up to 30 pounds. Qualifications include, but are not necessarily limited to: An Associate’s degree required (an Associate’s degree in Education, Early Childhood Education, or other related field preferred). Experience in the following is necessary: teaching in a Museum or other informal educational setting; teaching scripted lesson plans and science activities; and working independently with groups of children. Candidate must be dependable, energetic, creative, and enjoy working with students, teachers and families, and be willing to handle live reptiles. Selected candidate must pass a CORI check. Part-time position with a rate of $12.53 per hour. Position does not include benefits. The hours are weekday’s 9-2, with weekends, evenings, and some Monday holidays as needed up to 15 hours per week. E-mail a resume and cover letter to kmerrill@springfieldmuseums.org Posted on: 08/05/2014

Part Time Museum Educator

Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology Cambridge, MA
Our department is seeking an engaging teacher to present hands-on programs to groups of school children visiting our university museum. The 60-minute programs support exhibits about the Maya, Native Americans, the Aztec, Mexico’s Day of the Dead, and others. The ideal candidate will be an engaging teacher who will have excellent oral communication skills, an outgoing personality, strong time management skills, and a good sense of humor, as well as a commitment to working with diverse audiences. The educator will also assist with other projects, including upkeep of a file maker contacts database, program evaluation, activity and materials development if time allows. Please see https://peabody.harvard.edu/education for more details about the department’s work. Required: BA in anthropology, history, archaeology, or other cultural studies. Teaching experience with K-8 school audiences. Understanding of and commitment to student-centered learning. Helpful Qualifications: Experience in museums (i.e., internships); familiarity/experience with Adobe InDesign, File maker, and Excel; knowledge of educational technologies such as video conferencing. This position runs from late September to June, 15-17 hours per week, Monday- Friday approximately 9:30 to 12:30. Schedule can be somewhat flexible. This is an hourly position and is not eligible for benefits. Salary $12-15 an hour depending on experience. The department is committed to building a culturally diverse educational environment. Interested individuals should send a resume with a cover letter describing teaching experience and ways you could further a diverse environment to Polly Hubbard at mhubbard@fas.harvard.edu by August 25. Posted on: 08/05/2014

Education Assistant

Concord Museum Concord, MA
The Concord Museum seeks a creative and energetic person to work under the Manager of Student, Group, and Family Learning in a lively education department. Main responsibilities include helping with all aspects of the daily management of school programs such as the paperwork and communications required for booking and coordination of group visits. This consists of processing and organizing booking materials and payments, prepping school program materials and schedules, daily problem-solving for staff, students, and teachers, greeting and welcoming groups, periodic teaching, and supporting the daily operations of the education department. The opportunity to help on department projects, trainings, and the website will also arise. B.A., experience with classroom teaching or museum education and a strong interest in American history and object-based learning is desired. Excellent communication skills and exceptional customer service skills are a must. Strong attention to detail and flexibility are crucial. Proficiency in Microsoft Office and the ability to learn computer ticketing software is necessary. ~20 hours per week, weekday morning availability is required. Please send a cover letter and resume to the Concord Museum at cm1@concordmuseum.org. Posted on: 07/28/2014

Education Coordinator

McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center Concord, NH
McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center is currently seeking the following candidate: Education Coordinator The McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center seeks a part-time Education Coordinator to co-lead the Discovery Center’s Education Team, including developing and managing programs, exhibits and outreach, scheduling Education Team coverage for public hours and on- and off-site Discovery Center programs, and ensuring excellence in all of the Discovery Center’s educational offerings. Applicants should have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in science, engineering, mathematics, education, aviation or museum studies, with at least one year of professional experience in formal or informal (museum/nonprofit) education, preferably science education, with responsibilities in educational program development and implementation. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter who is an excellent communicator with both adults and children and who enjoys working both collaboratively and independently. Good IT/technology skills are a plus. Must be willing to work flexible hours including some nights, weekends and occasionally overnight. Please download an application from http://www.starhop.com/contact-us/jobs-and-opportunities.aspx, and email or mail your completed application along with a cover letter and resume (no phone calls please) to: McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center Attn: Will Swyers, CFO 2 Institute Drive Concord, NH 03301 Email: wswyers@starhop.com MSDC is an equal opportunity employer Posted on: 07/10/2014

Director of Education and Public Programs

Concord Museum MA
The Concord Museum seeks an energetic and creative Director of Education and Public Programs. The position is responsible for developing, implementing, managing, and evaluating the Concord Museum’s educational programming, which includes public programs, interpretation, school programs, group tours, and visitor services. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director of Education and Public Programs shapes the strategic direction for the Department, serves on the Exhibition Team, and is a member of the Museum’s senior management team. Please send a letter of interest, resume, interpretive writing samples, and the names of three references to: cm1@concordmuseum.org. No phone calls, please. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. For a full position listing, please visit http://www.concordmuseum.org/employment-opportunities.php. Posted on: 07/07/2014

Exhibits

No Exhibits positions are currently available.

Facilities

No Facilities positions are currently available.

Museum Store

No Museum Store positions are currently available.

Security

No Security positions are currently available.

Visitor Services

Seasonal Visitor Services Specialist

Connecticut Science Center Hartford, CT
Visitor Services Specialists at the Connecticut Science Center set the tone for an exceptional visitor experience for all visitors by: welcoming them, educating them as to what the Science Center can mean for them, efficiently processing them at the Ticketing Area and points of entry, preparing them adequately and enthusiastically for their on site experience, and offering assistance, educational insights, and opportunities of inspiration to them throughout their visit. Visitor Services Specialists make the “customer centered” concept a daily reality in all interactions, decisions, and exchanges they make with all visitors. Visitor Services Specialists possess extensive knowledge about the Science Center and its programs, services, exhibits, and offerings as they relate to the unique needs and interests of diverse groups of visitors. To see full job description, go to http://www.ctsciencecenter.org/about/employment/. To apply, send a cover letter and resume to HR@CTScienceCenter.org and please reference “Visitor Staff Service Specialist - Seasonal” by Sunday, September 28, 2014. Posted on: 08/26/2014

Assistant Director of Visitor Services

Mystic Seaport Museum Mystic, CT
The purpose of the Assistant Director of Visitor Services position is to supervise the Visitor Reception Center and a staff of up to 25 individuals at a key point of sale and entry point for Museum visitors. The Assistant Director must work with the objective of ensuring a positive first impression through a culture of hospitality with excellent customer service and sound business practices. This is a regular, full-time position. Responsibilities: • Serves as system administrator for Patron’s Edge ticketing system • Implements admission policies and reporting and billing procedures • Responsible for all deposits, cash control, and money handling through the Visitor Reception Center • Responsible for generation and distribution of attendance and revenue reports • Sets staffing schedule for Visitor Services staff • Responsible for hiring, training, scheduling, and dismissal of Visitor Services staff • Updates and implements Visitor Services training manual • Monitors the replenishment and working order of all gate area visitor communications • Acts as the visitor representative in identifying museum visitor service and works to solve gaps • Handles visitor complaints Qualifications: • College degree and minimum of two years of supervisory /staff training experience • Direct visitor services experience in an attraction, retail, or the travel/leisure sector • Understanding of basic accounting and bookkeeping procedures • Word processing, spreadsheet, and database experience • Experience with Patron’s Edge or Blackbaud a plus To apply: Please send a resume, cover letter, and Mystic Seaport application (found at http://www.mysticseaport.org/wp-content/uploads/Employment-application.pdf) to human.resources@mysticseaport.org OR to Mystic Seaport PO Box 6000 Mystic, CT 06355 Attn: Human Resources. An EOE. Posted on: 08/13/2014

Volunteer Services

No Volunteer Services positions are currently available.

Other

Digital Media Specialist

Hood Museum of Art Hanover, NH
The Digital Media Specialist is a key member of the communications team and is responsible for digital museum initiatives across multiple platforms, including the digital asset management system, the website, and the collections database, as well as communications related to those platforms with museum and College stakeholders and College and external vendors. This is a two-year term position. For a full job description and for instructions on how to apply, please visit the Dartmouth College jobs web site at https://searchjobs.dartmouth.edu/postings/search and enter position number 1010533. Posted on: 08/26/2014

Museum Manager/Curator

Battleship Cove Fall River, MA
The Marine Museum at Fall River seeks an experienced and enthusiastic museum professional to run the day to day management of this newly revitalized museum on Fall River’s Waterfront. Reporting initially to the Board of Directors, the Manager will be responsible for all aspects of operations including budgeting and financial controls, fund raising, programming and exhibition development. Organizing the collections and research service is an essential part of the job. The Manager will be responsible for managing two temporary staff as well the large group of support volunteers. The person in post must be highly organized and have excellent communication skills in writing and verbally. They will be able to develop the emerging partnership with Battleship Cove as well as with other organizations nearby. Experience recruiting, organizing and managing volunteers as well as working in a multi-tasking museum environment is essential. Applicants should be able to demonstrate a proven record and success in grant writing and fundraising. The ability to organize and execute well planned events and activities for raising funds and endowment resources is a critical need. Knowledge and an interest in maritime history and the Fall River Line desirable. Prospective applicants should contact Battleship Cove for an application and return the completed form with covering letter stating salary requirements no later than Friday 12 September to: ATTN: Sue Couitt Battleship Cove 5 Water Street Fall River MA 02721 For application info call 508 678 1100 ext 102 Email: suec@battleshipcove.org Posted on: 08/25/2014

Manager of Wildlife

EcoTarium Worcester, MA
The Manager of Wildlife will be a hands-on leader of a department of 6 staff and dozens of volunteers responsible for the care of approximately 115 animals including mammals, birds, reptiles, small marine animals and insects. S/he will be a key player in developing new animal exhibits; working towards AZA accreditation and increasing delivery of public programs. Requires five years of animal care experience, with at least 2 year’s supervisory experience. B.S. (M.S. preferred) in Biology, Animal Science or related field. Requires strong communication skills and familiarity with ISIS, ICPs, emergency plans, etc. Other responsibilities include: ensure compliance with all applicable regulations and policies; coordinate veterinary care, enrichment and training; oversee maintenance of animal habitats; and participate in cross-departmental project teams. Must be able to exert up to 50 pounds of force to lift, push, pull, carry, or otherwise move objects, climb a 5 foot ladder and work outdoors in all conditions. Must work one weekend day each week and work holidays in department rotation. Full description at www.ecotarium.org\jobs . Send cover letter, resume and three references to: Human Resources, Attn: Manager of Wildlife, EcoTarium, 222 Harrington Way, Worcester, MA 01604 or email: resume@ecotarium.org. AA/EOE Posted on: 08/21/2014

NHA 1800 House Program Manager

Nantucket Historical Association Nantucket, MA
The Nantucket Historical Association (NHA) is seeking a full-time Program Manager for the 1800 House Program of lifelong learning at its restored nineteenth-century historic property, where students of all ages take hands-on classes and workshops in traditional art techniques and modern crafts taught by artisans from Nantucket and around the world, celebrating and reviving a rich tradition of historic decorative arts and crafts, for modern audiences. The manager will plan, implement and manage a wide array of seasonal classes, workshops and activities. The manager will be responsible for all creative aspects of the program: yearly curriculum development, instructor identification and recruitment and course promotion, as well as all business aspects: office administration, budget planning, class registration, recruitment of supplies and preparation of classes. The ideal candidate is an outgoing, organized, flexible leader, a creative self-starter with superior communication skills, eye to detail, ability to manage multiple projects successfully, equally comfortable taking direction from a supervisor or working in a team setting with a positive outlook and sense of humor, and loves working with the public. Candidates will have a Bachelor’s degree, 5 years experience in fine arts and/or decorative historic arts & crafts. Master's degree, relevant experience at museums or historic sites and/or demonstrated interest in art history, a plus. A warm, positive attitude is essential. Cover letter, resume and three references should be emailed to Rebecca Miller at rmiller@nha.org, or c/o Nantucket Historical Association, PO Box 1016, Nantucket, MA 02554. The Nantucket Historical Association is an equal opportunity employer. Posted on: 07/23/2014

Assistant Curator

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Boston, MA
The Assistant Curator is responsible for research and presentation of the permanent collection and special exhibitions. The Assistant Curator will contribute to and shape public programming. He/She will work closely with the Curator, Public Programming, and the Education department, drawing on research and knowledge of the collection. The position requires strong art historical and writing skills. For full description and to apply: https://isgm.applicantpro.com/jobs/119852.html Posted on: 07/21/2014

Curator of Furniture

Historic Deerfield, Inc. Deerfield, MA
Historic Deerfield, Inc., a non-profit museum of New England history and material culture, seeks a Curator of Furniture, or Associate Curator, commensurate with experience, to oversee the development, care and interpretation of the museum’s nationally recognized furniture collection. The Curator will be asked to develop a second collections specialty during his/her time with the museum. Minimum: M.A. degree in history, cultural history, or related curriculum with at least five years of museum experience, as well as excellent verbal, written and computer skills, and a proven record as a scholar, speaker and writer in American material culture. Some weekends required. Review the full job description at http://www.historic-deerfield.org/about-us and send a letter of interest with CV to Betsy McKee at bmckee@historic-deerfield.org. Posted on: 07/17/2014

Publicist

Yale University New Haven, CT
General Purpose: Plans and executes entire publicity strategy for select Yale University Press titles, focusing on Art and Architecture titles but also including trade, scholarly and academic, and/or paperback reprints, as seasonally appropriate. Manages author and publishing-partner relations for select campaigns. Represents Yale University Press to select media and museum partners, including initiating, developing, and maintaining strong business relationships with editors, producers, and critics across a range of media outlets. Qualifications: • BA in related field and 3 years of book publicity or public relations exp. or equiv. comb. of education and experience. • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal. Excellent writing and proofreading skills • Proficiency with MS Office, LexisNexis, Adobe Acrobat and/or Creative Suite; Internet; and/or with use of Cision, Publicity Assistant, and customized media databases. • Strong understanding of copyright relating to media usage of Yale University Press books. Application: Please apply online at www.Yale.edu/jobs - the STARS req ID for this position is 26316BR. AA/EEO – M/F/Disability/Veteran Posted on: 07/15/2014