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Museum of Arts and Design
New York, NY
New York’s Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) seeks an experienced, visionary Director to partner with its distinguished Board and talented staff to position MAD as the must-visit destination for international contemporary art, craft, and design audiences. Situated in the heart of New York City at 2 Columbus Circle, MAD has an annual operating budget of $10M and a 28-member Board of Trustees. A Cultural Visionary: MAD’s new Director will be a strategic and innovative cultural leader, with at least 10 years of leadership experience. S/he will affirm the Museum’s position as a leading institution in the field of arts, craft and design, raise the institution’s profile, and focus attention on MAD as an influential museum, at the center of innovation. An Exciting Future: MAD will soon launch a multi-million dollar fundraising campaign to increase the size of its endowment, fund new capital improvements, and provide additional support for MAD’s curatorial, public and educational programming. The Museum’s new Director will catalyze this effort and serve enthusiastically and successfully as the Museum’s chief fundraiser. To download a detailed Position Guide for this opportunity, please visit http://duncharts.com/opportunities/
. Telephone calls are welcome and encouraged before applications are made. Please call Emma Dunch at (212) 877-0500 for a confidential discussion of this role.
Posted on: 04/26/2016
Director of Finance and Administration
Museum of African American History
The Museum of African American History (MAAH) was founded in 1967 and is a small but ambitious and significant museum whose mission is to preserve, conserve and interpret the contributions of people of African descent during the 18th and 19th centuries. The Museum is comprised of four historic sites in Boston and on Nantucket Island. We are seeking a Director of Finance and Administration, a strategic thought-partner who will reporting to the Executive Director. The successful candidate will be a hands-on and participative manager and will support the following areas: finance, business planning and budgeting, human resources, administration and IT. The Director of Finance and Administration will play a critical role in partnering with the senior leadership team in strategic decision making and operations as the Museum continues to enhance its quality programming and build capacity. Qualifications: Minimum of a B.A., ideally with an MBA/CPA or related degree; At least 7-10 years of overall professional experience; ideally 6+ years of broad financial and operations management experience; Ability to translate financial concepts to – and to effectively collaborate with – programmatic and fundraising colleagues who do not necessarily have finance backgrounds; Technology savvy with ability to manage relationships with computer and software vendors; knowledge of accounting and reporting software; A successful track record in setting priorities; keen analytic, organization and problem solving skills which support and enable sound decision making; Excellent communication and relationship building skills with an ability to prioritize, negotiate and work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders. To apply, please submit cover letter and resume to Arlene Hobson at email@example.com Posted on: 04/22/2016
Museum Textile Services
Museum Textile Services is seeking a part-time Administrator to help ensure the smooth, successful, and profitable progress of our projects. We are an independent art conservation studio with full-time, part-time, and volunteer staff, located in Andover, Massachusetts. Through project support, the Administrator assists in scheduling appointments, tracking project progress, updating the client database, and creating and maintaining client folders, both paper and digital. The Administrator also maintains an organized, professional environment in which the entire staff functions efficiently. Financial responsibilities include bookkeeping, client billing and follow up, creating and tracking the budget, and work scheduling to ensure cash flow. Outreach tasks range from fielding basic inquiries to fostering client relationships to ensure they are confident in our work. We have a popular social media presence, and the Administrator participates in creating, disseminating and tracking content across platforms. 21 hours per week are expected; hours are flexible but the schedule must be consistent from week to week. Museum Textile Services is a vibrant and stimulating work environment and we look forward to adding another member to our close-knit team. To apply, please send a letter of introduction and CV to Camille Myers Breeze at firstname.lastname@example.org
. For more about us, visit www.museumtextiles.com. Posted on: 04/21/2016
The American Museum of Fly Fishing
The American Museum of Fly Fishing, steward of the history, traditions and practices of the sport of fly-fishing and a leading advocate for water conservation, seeks a new Executive Director. Founded in 1968 and AAM-accredited since 1995, the Museum collects, preserves, exhibits, studies and interprets the artifacts, art and literature of the sport and, through a variety of outreach platforms, uses these resources to engage, educate and benefit all. The Museum’s five-acre campus in Manchester, Vermont comprises the Museum building, an office building and a casting pond. The Executive Director is the Museum’s chief executive and operating officer. He or she reports to the Board of Trustees and is responsible for the realization of the Museum’s mission, annual and endowment fundraising efforts, sound financial management, staff supervision and prudent stewardship of the Museum’s assets. The new Executive Director will have the opportunity to enhance the Museum’s national visibility to fly fisherman and others engaged with the past and future of the sport and to national cultural, civic and conservation groups. Candidates should have at least five years of management and supervisory experience and the capacity for sound fiscal management, relationship building and resource development. A record of success in the cultivation of members and donors, gift solicitation and the procurement of grant funding from foundations, government and individuals, is preferred. Demonstrated proficiency in working with and empowering a voluntary board, in strategic planning, audience development, organizational capacity building and sustainability, are essential. An earned baccalaureate degree is required. Review of candidate materials will begin immediately and continue until the appointment. A complete application will include a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae or résumé and contact information for five professional referees who can speak about the candidate’s qualifications for this specific opportunity. Expressions of interest, applications, nominations and inquiries should be directed to the Museum’s search consultant, Chuck O’Boyle of C. V. O’Boyle, LLC, at email@example.com
, who will furnish a detailed specification and an internal job description upon request. Telephone inquiries are also welcome and may be made to Mr. O’Boyle directly at (401) 919-5767. All communications will be held in confidence and referees will not be contacted without the candidate’s prior consent. The Museum is an equal-opportunity employer, committed to principles of affirmative action in its recruiting and hiring practices. Posted on: 04/20/2016
The Rehoboth Antiquarian Society seeks a director for the Carpenter Museum, a museum of local history housed in a reproduction 18th-century house and barn. This is a part-time position, averaging approximately 20-25 hours per week, including some evenings and weekends. The director reports to the Board of Trustees and heads a small staff including a curator, a genealogy researcher, and a dedicated corps of volunteers. The director is responsible for the overall operations of the Museum, including regular openings, programs, events, and fundraisers; budgeting; writing for the newsletter and to publicize events; recruiting and supervising volunteers; and scheduling building use and necessary maintenance. The successful candidate will have excellent organizational and interpersonal skills, an attention to detail, and the ability to plan several months ahead, tackle a wide range of projects, and work with a variety of people. Good writing skills and an understanding of Microsoft Office and the basics of bookkeeping and budgeting are required, along with an interest in local history and a passion for sharing it. Experience with design software and website maintenance would be a plus. Please send inquiries and applications, including a cover letter, resume, and list of three references, to President, Rehoboth Antiquarian Society, PO Box 2, Rehoboth, MA 02769, or to firstname.lastname@example.org
. Posted on: 04/14/2016
Deputy Executive Director
Worcester Art Museum
Worcester Art Museum seeks an entrepreneurial Deputy Executive Director (DED) with solid administrative experience and savvy interpersonal skills. Second in command, s/he is responsible for every aspect of the museum’s day-to-day operations and financial planning, while partnering with the Executive Director (ED) in strategic matters. The most senior within a team of division heads, the DED oversees Administration, which encompasses security and safety, information technology, the café and gift shop, facilities and maintenance, as well as event sales. His/her direct reports are the Directors of Finance, Operations and HR. Ensuring organizational alignment toward the fulfillment of mission, vision and long-range plan, s/he also supports the ED in Board related issues and liaises with key Board Committees. S/he is expected to represent the Museum’s interests in the business and cultural community. Candidates must have a MBA or equivalent and at least seven years experience in a senior management position, with a successful track record in strategic and operational planning, cross-departmental oversight, financial management and administration. A proven ability to analyze, strategize and put in place clear ideas and actions, as well as the capacity to make collaborative decisions is important. Although experience in the museum world or the arts are not necessarily required, candidates must be able to thrive in a creative and mission driven environment. Qualified applicants please send CV/résumé and cover letter to Director of HR, Worcester Art Museum, 55 Salisbury Str., Worcester, MA, 01609, or email documents to email@example.com
by May 6, 2016. Early applications are encouraged. We pledge to conduct a confidential search. EOE committed to diversity. Posted on: 04/07/2016
The General Society of Mayflower Descendants
The General Society of Mayflower Descendants seeks a Business Manager to work 24-32 hours weekly in its national headquarters in Plymouth, MA. Reporting to the Treasurer General and Executive Director, the Business Manager will serve as the staff financial officer for the Society, responsible for all daily, weekly, and monthly internal transactions and providing reports for management and staff on a timely basis. Will maintain a chart of accounts and will actively participate in the annual budgeting and auditing process. Should be familiar with best accounting practices to thrive in the changing environment of a large multi-faceted national organization. Requirements include a B.S. in Accounting or related field, proficiency in Quickbooks, Excel, Word, and Outlook, prior experience working closely with an outside CPA firm, and significant non-profit accounting experience. Please mail cover letter and resume by April 22nd to: Executive Director, GSMD, P.O. Box 3297, Plymouth, MA 02361 or send as an email attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org Posted on: 04/01/2016
Pettaquamscutt Historical Society
The Assistant Director will work closely with the Executive Director to manage day-to-day operations of the Society, complete projects based on the organization's goals, and foster an appreciation of history in a welcoming environment. This is year-round, part-time position (20 hours maximum per week) including daytime hours on Thursday and Saturday. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to gain experience in many areas of museum administration while also being an important member of our dynamic organization, which is relaunching in May 2016 as the South County History Center. Major Duties: Manage and grow a comprehensive intern, volunteer, and docent and program; plan and execute engaging programs and events; support collections inventory projects and exhibition development; responsible for retail operations at the Old Washington County Jail, give tours and staff programs and events as necessary. Some evening hours may be required for special events. Work is performed in a historic building, and physical requirements include repeated climbing up/down stairs. Requirements: Passion for local history; minimum of two years of experience in a museum or comparable institution as an employee or volunteer; knowledge of the principles and practices of collections management; ability to successfully manage work and time of multiple interns and volunteers. Competitive hourly pay rate. Please submit letter describing your interest and related skills and experience, a résumé, and list of references to Executive Director, at email@example.com
. No walk-ins or phone calls accepted. EOE Posted on: 03/29/2016
AVA Galleryand Arts Center
AVA Gallery and Art Center is dedicated to promoting the visual arts through exhibitions, artist studios, and educational programs that nurture, support, and challenge New England artists. Providing art classes for children, teens, and adults of all levels and abilities, AVA’s programming is dedicated to recognizing the ways in which art enriches our lives and includes special events that foster interaction among artists, patrons of the arts, and the community. The Executive Director will lead the effort to build audiences and engage artists, donors, and the community in AVA’s ever-expanding work. A collaborative and visionary arts leader, s/he will play a visible role in guiding AVA into the future and be responsible for creating balanced financial plans to build on the outcomes of the campaign, the new building, and the improvements to the existing one. The Executive Director will bring strong management skills to partner with the Board of Directors in order to evaluate current plans, programs, and staff, thus creating a successful road map and objective goals. The successful candidate will have a strong background in all aspects of nonprofit management with a keen interest in the visual arts and seven to ten years of senior management experience with increasing levels of responsibility. View the complete job description at http://www.artsconsulting.com/opportunities/employment.html
. Forward applications and inquiries to Bill Melamed at AVAGallery@ArtsConsulting.com
. Posted on: 03/28/2016
Massachusetts Historical Society
Massachusetts Historical Society
Job Posting: The Massachusetts Historical Society is a center of research and learning dedicated to a deeper understanding of the American experience. Through its collections, scholarly pursuits, and public programs, the Society seeks to nurture a greater appreciation for American history and for the ideas, values, successes, and failures that bind us together as a nation. Over the past decade we have made great strides in making our resources available to a wider public, both to meet our mission and to increase support. This aim has been greatly enhanced by the use of technology, especially through an improved website. Our public programs and exhibitions play a central role in reaching the public and dispensing knowledge. Exhibitions highlight our collections or important themes and events, attracting a growing audience. Our education programs, designed to enhance the teaching of history to school-age audiences, have grown substantially. Through its activities the MHS has built a national and international network of scholars who work in the fields in which we focus. The MHS operates with a staff of 45 and a $5.3 million budget. The Controller reports to the Director of Finance and Administration, working closely with him to ensure the Society’s business operations are managed in an efficient and cost-effective manner and support the mission of the MHS. The individual serving as Controller may succeed the Director of Finance and Administration at his retirement. For a detailed job description and application instructions, please visit: http://www.masshist.org/about/jobs
Posted on: 03/24/2016
Metropolitan Waterworks Museum, Inc.
The Metropolitan Waterworks Museum seeks an Executive Director to lead its next stage of growth and development. The Museum (www.waterworksmuseum.org) uses its magnificent building, mammoth steam pumping engines, and the adjacent historic reservoir to interpret unique stories of one of the country's earliest metropolitan water systems. It does so, through focused educational programs and exhibits on engineering, architecture, urbanism, public health and social history, addressing the past, present and future. The successful candidate will be a strategic, creative thinker who is enthusiastic about the Museum’s historic, technical and architectural story and its educational mission. Prerequisites include: Experience leading a non-profit organization; Competence in finance, administration and operational management; A solid background of effective staff and volunteer management; Proven goal-setting and problem-solving skills; Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively. The successful candidate will be expected to reach out to the museum's diverse audiences to build and strengthen long-term relationships and broaden support for current operations and future initiatives. Consequently, s/he must be an effective and dynamic spokesperson in the community and with the media. This is a full time appointment with a salary commensurate with experience and qualifications for an institution of this size. The Executive Director works closely with the Board's Executive Committee and supervises two full time and two part time accredited staff, four part time contract staff, and over 20 volunteers. Send résumé and letter of introduction to Waterworks Museum Search Committee (firstname.lastname@example.org ) by June 15, 2016. Posted on: 03/21/2016
New Hampshire Farm Museum
The New Hampshire Farm Museum seeks to hire an Executive Director to provide leadership, strategy, and vision to build on the success and fulfill the potential of this 45-year-old organization, moving us through the next phase of growth. The position reports to the Board of Trustees and is responsible for overall operation of the organization. The successful candidate will have minimum 5 years’ experience in nonprofit management; proven success in fundraising of many types—membership development, annual appeal, planned giving, major donor cultivation/stewardship, and/or events; ability to guide Board of Trustees in fundraising; experience working collaboratively and creatively inside and outside the organization; superior organization and multitasking skills; supervisory experience; communication skills with the ability to articulate goals and delegate tasks. A plus would be museum, educational, or agricultural experience. The New Hampshire Farm Museum is in Milton, New Hampshire, on the Maine border just off the Spaulding Turnpike and within easy driving distance of the seacoast, 90 minutes from Boston, approximately an hour from the White Mountains, and less than a half hour from Lake Winnipesaukee and Wolfeboro. This is a f/t exempt position. The Executive Director supervises seasonal part-time employees and will take part in upcoming strategic plan update. Position will remain open filled; salary upper $40s to low $50s, commensurate with experience. Send cover letter and resume to the Search Committee at NHFMSearch@gmail.com
or by mail to Search Committee, New Hampshire Farm Museum, P. O. Box 644, Milton, NH 03851. Go to www.farmmuseum.org for full job description. Posted on: 03/03/2016
Collections Inventory Specialists (Part-Time, Temporary)
The Concord Museum is seeking two responsible and detail-oriented individuals to fill two positions of Collections Inventory Specialist, reporting to the Collections Manager. The two Collections Inventory Specialists will work together to complete a systematic inventory, photography, and packing of the contents of a collections storage space in preparation for moving the collections offsite. The varied collections objects include furniture, framed art, household goods, militaria, and archives. This is a great opportunity to work directly with a diverse and historically significant collection. Qualifications: The Collections Inventory Specialist must have great attention to detail and at least 2 years of collections management experience including direct care of museum collections objects. Proper object handling skills and experience with collections management databases is required; digital photography skills, prior collections inventory experience, and packing objects for transport is strongly desired. Must work efficiently as part of a team, and have the ability to lift 30 pounds. This is a part-time (28 hours per week), temporary position from about June through December 2016. $13/hour. High school diploma or equivalent required, bachelor’s degree preferred. Send a resume and cover letter to the Collections Manager at email@example.com
Application Deadline: May 20. Posted on: 04/22/2016
General Overview: The ICA seeks a Senior Registrar to provide high-level administration of the ICA’s registration practices within the Curatorial Department. He/she manages the operations of the registration department - assesses resource needs, anticipates and recommends adjustments as required; prepares and administers the budget for the registration department; assists in the development of special project budgets; ensures compliance with prevailing museum standards relating to collections and exhibitions management; develops and implements museum-wide systems and procedures for effective exhibitions management in consultation with senior staff. The Senior Registrar anticipates issues before they arise, communicates directly with colleagues and takes appropriate action to ensure the security of each exhibition at all times while making every effort to help the ICA attain its ambitious programmatic goals. Full posting and instructions on how to apply located here: https://www.icaboston.org/about/jobs-and-internships/senior-registrar Posted on: 04/20/2016
Veritude is hiring for an Assistant Registrar at Fidelity Investments. This position is based in Boston, MA.
Provide registrar support for the investment center art initiative
Create accession records as art is acquired Plan and coordinate domestic shipping to investor center (from framer) via project shipping vendor
Create, print and ship art tags to framer after coordinating the portfolios of art that they will support
Coordinate the photography of each piece of art accessioned to ensure that it is appropriately photographed and documented in the art database Coordinate frame and mat with the framers for each piece of art Update the installed locations of each piece of art in the real estate floor plan management system
Coordinate with Asst. Operations Manager and Project Manager to accurately track registrar responsibilities on the initiative tracking spreadsheet
Coordinate the closeout of the accessioning process to ensure that all relevant information is appropriately documented in the system Establish and maintain successful relationship with installation vendor partners
Industry and business expertise defines critical skills across multiple aspects of business management. It focuses on the knowledge and insight the candidate brings to the position through his or her professional experience.
Art industry experience of conventional collection and market practice
Standard accessioning processes
Standard framing processes
Standard art handling and shipping processes
Posted on: 04/20/2016
Old Sturbridge Village
Old Sturbridge Village is seeking a full-time Assistant Curator to support the management of the museum’s collections and exhibition programs. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated expertise in American material culture and decorative arts, experience with exhibition development and installation, and familiarity with collections development and cataloging. This is a full time, salaried, exempt, benefit eligible position, reporting to the Curatorial Director/Curator. At times, weekday evening and weekend hours are required as needed to accommodate exhibition and programming schedules. Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
. For more information please visit https://www.osv.org/current-job-openings
. Posted on: 04/15/2016
Armenian Museum of America
The Armenian Museum seeks a full-time Collections Manager with a background in museum studies and collections who has demonstrated proficiency in the core functional areas of Collections Management, conservation practices, administrative capabilities and planning experience expected in the profession. The successful candidate will demonstrate professional experience with a diverse range of historical artifact and textile collections, as well as library materials. The ideal candidate will also have a strong appreciation for Armenian history and culture. The Collections Manager, reporting to the Museum Director, will work closely with the Curator and Administrative Offices in matters concerning the Museum’s archival collection, exhibits and displays. This is not a research position. EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE A Bachelor’s Degree in Museum Studies, Anthropology, Conservation, Art, History or other related field, along with two years of related work experience is a minimum requirement. A Master’s Degree in a similar field related to museum work preferred. OTHER REQUIREMENTS The Museum is searching for a candidate with a strong work ethic, attention to detail, good communication skills, experience with PastPerfect Museum Software, and the ability to work well with others. Ability and willingness to work occasional evenings and weekends, as needed. Send cover letter, resume, and contact information for two references to Anna Kaczmarek, Program Manager at email@example.com
. Applications due by April 30.
Posted on: 04/07/2016
Fruitlands Museum in Harvard Mass. seeks an experienced, dynamic professional with an entrepreneurial spirit to serve as their Guest Curator – 2016 Season. This is full-time seasonal position responsible for supporting the management of the museum’s collections and exhibition program during the 2016 main season – April to November. This is a unique opportunity to work with distinct collections (American Art, Native American, Shaker, and Transcendentalism) as well as living artists, by coordinating a range of exhibitions and supporting activities. Working collaboratively with other members of the museum’s team and key partners, this position helps ensure the successful delivery of the museum’s curatorial content while supporting the overall mission of the museum. Key responsibilities include collaborating with the Executive Director in the development and delivery of a balanced and dynamic exhibition program in the museum’s galleries and on the grounds; coordinating all contracts, shipping and installation details, as well as publications and programs for temporary and collections exhibitions. The Guest Curator also supports the care of the Museum’s collections, archives and historic structures, and updates and maintains all Past Perfect inventory and exhibition records. For a full description visit fruitlands.org/jobs. To apply, submit letter of application and resume to:
Wyona Lynch-McWhite, Executive Director Fruitlands Museum
firstname.lastname@example.org Posted on: 04/07/2016
Smith College Museum of Art
Smith College is accepting applications for a Collections Manager/Registrar. Reporting to the Director and Chief Curator, the Collections Manager/Registrar is responsible for ensuring the overall safety, preservation, maintenance, and documentation for works in SCMA’s collection, on view, in storage, and on loan. Additional duties include receiving, preparing and cataloguing new acquisitions; planning and organizing exhibition-related movement of objects, including packing, shipping, and insurance for collection exhibitions as well as for incoming and outgoing loans to/from SCMA; managing the database of collection contents and photography of the collection; managing rights & reproduction; and supervising art preparation staff, consultants, and student workers.
Education Experience: Bachelor's degree in art, art history, or museum studies plus 5-7 years’ experience as Registrar or Collections Manager in an art museum with supervisory experience. Master’s degree or post-baccalaureate certificate in arts administration, museum collection management, or library science preferred.
Review of application will begin immediately. To view full description and to be considered for this position, visit on-line at http://smithcollege.hiretouch.com
Smith College is an EO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer
Posted on: 03/29/2016
Curator of American Decorative Arts
The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art seeks a Curator of American Decorative Arts to oversee a renowned collection of over 8,000 objects ranging from elaborately carved and painted seventeenth-century chests to modern masterpieces by Marcel Breuer and Frank Lloyd Wright. The Curator of American Decorative Arts will manage the collection, make acquisitions, conduct cross-disciplinary research, develop exhibitions and permanent collection installations, and expand the interpretation of the decorative arts. A Master’s degree in American Material Culture, American Art History, (Ph.D. preferred), or equivalent knowledge and experience is required for this position; as well as a minimum of 5 years’ experience in a museum environment. The successful candidate will have a record of scholarly publications and exhibitions in the American Decorative Arts field. Skills and abilities required include an in-depth knowledge of the American Decorative Arts field; excellent writing and public speaking skills; knowledge of the care of decorative arts; excellent interpersonal and communications skills; ability to work independently and collaboratively; and aptitude in Microsoft Office as well as museum collections databases. The position also requires periodic travel for research, as a courier for art, or for development purposes.To apply, please send cover letter, resume, 2 – 3 writing samples, and salary requirements to: Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Attn: HR Department, 600 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103
Or Email HR@wadsworthatheneum.org
. (No phone calls please.) Deadline for applications: April 22, 2016. The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Posted on: 03/21/2016
Development and Marketing
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Amherst, Massachusetts is seeking a Development Officer with a passion for our mission and the ability to thrive in a dynamic and fast-paced work environment. This new position, reporting to the Director of Development, will help The Carle team meet its fundraising goals as the Museum grows both nationally and internationally. The Development Officer will be responsible for managing The Carle’s day-to-day execution of our fundraising campaigns and events, including the Annual Appeal, Membership Program, Business Membership, Annual Benefit Gala, Exhibitions and Program Sponsorships, and Special Campaigns. The Development Officer will work very closely with the Executive Director and Director of Development to develop new fundraising strategies and create systems that support our growth. The ideal candidate will be professional, energetic, collaborative, and organized—and will love developing relationships with donors and members. Successful candidates will have a minimum of 5 years of professional fundraising experience or comparable project management and communications experience. Additional desired skills include: outstanding attention to detail; ability to prioritize and handle multiple projects; and the ability to exercise initiative in a hands-on environment. This position is a full-time with benefits, and will supervise one work study position. For more information visit http://www.carlemuseum.org/content/job-listing
To apply send a resume, cover letter and salary requirements to: email@example.com
Application deadline: May 18th, 2016
Posted on: 04/21/2016
Edith Wharton Restoration, Inc. - The Mount
DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATE The Mount, Edith Wharton’s Home in Lenox, MA has an immediate opening for a development associate. This position plays a vital role in the organization, supporting all fundraising activities, working closely with the Development Director, Major Gift Officer, and Executive Director. This is a full-time position with benefits. Will consider ¾ time position. The ideal candidate for this position will have excellent verbal and written communication skills, a familiarity with donor database management (Raiser’s Edge preferred), For a complete job description, see our website at: http://www.edithwharton.org/about/job-opportunities/
To apply, send cover letter and resume to Nicole Williams, Executive Assistant, firstname.lastname@example.org Posted on: 04/20/2016
Director of Institutional Advancement
Harvard University Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Reporting to the Executive Director and working closely with other members of the senior staff, the Director for Institutional Advancement oversees the HMSC membership program and annual appeal, and executes the vision of the HMSC Executive Director by planning, coordinating, supervising and contributing to fund-raising activities that enhance the mission of the HMSC, and encouraging individual, community, and corporate support in order to ensure the ongoing success of the HMSC. Provides broad-based private support for the HMSC through the management of comprehensive programs and by developing relationships with individuals, corporations and foundations. Responsible for the thoughtful presentation of a donor-centered stewardship program for donors to the HMSC. Works in close partnership and collaboration with FAS Development and University Development Office to build strong, coordinated, and supportive relationships with the HMSC community of donors.
Bachelor’s degree with minimum 7 years experience in fundraising.
Experience in donor prospecting and use of fundraising software.
Experience building individual cultivation and/or a membership program.
Experience fundraising in a university or cultural institution.
Creative, strategic thinker with outstanding communications and interpersonal skills.
Ability to collaborate with colleagues and engage and motivate members and donors.
Experience in events management.
Highly organized; able to analyze, prioritize, and juggle multiple responsibilities to maximize results.
Familiarity with Harvard and the University’s fundraising database and systems strongly preferred.
Interest in museums and/or content related to an HMSC museum, a plus.
Ability to work some evenings and weekends required.
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Posted on: 04/20/2016
Director of Development and Communications
The Bostonian Society
The Director of Development is the Bostonian Society’s chief fund-raising official, responsible for overseeing the institution’s development operations and for setting and achieving goals in raising contributed income from individuals, corporations, government, and foundations. The Development Director is a senior management team member, and manages two other staff members in the Development Department.
The Director will function as the Major Gift Officer and be expected to conduct donor research, track current donors, and develop donor specific cultivation plans.
Candidates should bring 5 years of experience relevant to the position, Deep Boston connections, strong oral and written communication skills, and an understanding of the importance of collaboration. A knowledge of, and interest in Boston’s History is desirable.
The Bostonian Society is a non-profit history institution, with an operating budget of over $2 million/year. Since 1881, it has been based at the Old State House, colonial America’s oldest public building and the center of Revolutionary Boston. The Society is currently engaged in the overall reinterpretation and restoration of this key national landmark, focusing on the period of the 18th century when events in Boston changed the world forever.
Please e-mail resume and letter of interest to email@example.com
. No phone calls or visits, please.
Posted on: 04/19/2016
Fitchburg Art Museum
The Fitchburg Art Museum seeks an energetic and professional Development Associate. The Development Associate is an integral member of FAM’s development team, with specific responsibility for membership, special events, and oversight of the Altru constituent database. The Development Associate oversees the day-to-day administration and implementation of FAM’s membership program, including strategic recruitment of new and renewing members; maintains and manages the Altru donor database including gift processing and reporting; plans and implements development and membership events; creates membership and event promotional materials; and assists in every area of development, including annual appeal, major gifts, grants, sponsorships, and prospect research. This full-time position reports to the Director of Development and requires a minimum of a bachelors degree and two or more years of related development experience, preferably in a cultural organization. Also requires strong organizational, interpersonal, verbal and writing skills, as well as excellent computer skills including experience working with fundraising software. The newly rejuvenated Fitchburg Art Museum is the leading cultural institution in North Central Massachusetts. Founded in 1925, FAM’s mission is to be a catalyst for learning, creativity, and community building. FAM is an equal opportunity employer, and offers a competitive compensation and benefits package. To apply, please send a letter of interest and resume to Rebecca Wright, firstname.lastname@example.org
. For further information about the Fitchburg Art Museum, and to see a complete job description, please go to www.fitchburgartmuseum.org. Posted on: 04/19/2016
Director of Development & Engagement
Castle Preservation Society
Castle Preservation Society (CPS), the 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation committed to restoring, preserving, and sharing the historic Lucknow Estate, now known as Castle in the Clouds, is seeking applicants for the newly created position of Director of Development & Engagement. A critical member of the Castle in the Clouds senior management team reporting to the Executive Director, this person will be responsible for planning, organizing, directing and significantly expanding all CPS fundraising initiatives. Additionally he or she will take a leadership role in deepening community engagement and outreach, as well as developing and implementing comprehensive marketing and communication plans to promote and enhance the Castle in the Clouds brand and to build strong community bonding with the organization. The ideal candidate will bring passionate energy, vision, and resourcefulness to this position and will be an organized self-starter dedicated to implementing the CPS mission. Familiarity and experience with community relations and fundraising techniques is required, especially as regards major gift fund raising and creating a culture of philanthropy throughout the organization. Excellent communication, decision making, and leadership skills are essential; particularly the ability and personality to motivate staff, board, and volunteers. Must have a working knowledge of nonprofit or museum management practices, as well as experience developing and managing a budget. A Bachelor’s Degree in a related field and a minimum of five years’ experience with a track record of success is required. For more information and to apply, visit www.castleintheclouds.org Posted on: 04/19/2016
Director of Prospect Management, Stewardship, and Operations
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
This position provides leadership, strategy and oversight for key aspects of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum's development department – including designing and maintaining a prospect management system to support the ambitious fundraising goals and activities of the department, to develop and oversee a robust stewardship program for the department, and manage the systems and research functions.
This position will be a key member of a 12-member development team supporting a $16.5 million operating budget and a development goal of $4.5 million. He/she will help to oversee the departmental budget and operations, and provide oversight of systems that support and leverage the development front-line staff.
Full description and to apply: https://isgm.applicantpro.com/jobs/378189.html Posted on: 04/15/2016
Stanley-Whitman House seeks a part-time Development Manager (15 hours a week) to implement the museum's established fundraising program, which includes donor giving, corporate sponsorship, membership, and grants. The Development Manager is also responsible for facility and gallery rentals. Stanley-Whitman House is a museum of Early American history in the heart of historic Farmington village. Applications, including letter and resume, can be emailed or mailed to Lisa Johnson, Executive Director, Stanley-Whitman House, 37 High Street, Farmington, CT 06032; email@example.com
. Posted on: 04/15/2016
Senior Manager of Development
Boston Children's Museum
Reporting to the VP, Development, the Senior Manager of Development must be energetic, articulate, collaborative, and organized. This individual must be a strong frontline fundraiser with experience in annual funds, direct marketing, event planning or similar fields. This position serves a critical role in strengthening individual, unrestricted giving to the Museum in collaboration with internal and external colleagues and key volunteer leaders. Qualifications: Appreciation of the Museum’s mission and ability to be an effective spokesperson; Minimum of BA/BS degree; Four or more years of relevant experience within non-profit fundraising or related business or professional field; Experience with annual fund, direct mail, and tele-funding, web fundraising, marketing and donor recognition programs for non-profit organizations or equivalent is strongly desirable; Demonstrated history of meeting goals and of managing and executing projects in a timely manner
- Successful experience in making cold calls as well as developing cultivation and solicitation strategies; Ability to provide timely, accurate and clear status reports; Ability to balance and prioritize multiple tasks with speed and accuracy; A self-starter with the ability to work creatively, collaboratively and independently; Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge software is desirable; must be comfortable with data, reporting tools and related tools. To Apply: Submit resume and cover letter to Jobs@BostonChildrensMuseum.org
. For more information, visit www.bostonchildrensmuseum.org/about/employment
Posted on: 04/13/2016
Lead Graphic Designer
The Lead Graphic Designer at Plimoth Plantation is responsible for creating a refined, sophisticated and vibrant Museum brand that truly reflects the in-depth programming, living history sites and powerful educational experiences for which the Museum is known. Collaborative and organized, this individual designs and produces a cohesive, polished portfolio of Museum collateral, advertisements, publications, exhibit panels and sales materials. Productive under pressure and responsive to shifting priorities, the lead designer is tasked with shaping the public’s impression of the Museum through newly created visual media. The ideal candidate will have a personal design aesthetic that is elegant, clean, high-end and modern. To apply, please send cover letter, resume and online portfolio to firstname.lastname@example.org Posted on: 04/12/2016
Associate Director of Development
Old Sturbridge Village
OSV is seeking a full-time Associate Director of Development to be responsible primarily for institutional giving with additional efforts associated with individual and corporate giving programs. The ideal candidate is an exceptionally strong writer with previous grant writing experience who can work independently. The A.D. works closely with and reports to the Director of Development. This position is full time with evenings and weekends as required. Essential functions include, but are not limited to: Responsible for a portfolio of foundation supporters including writing and submitting proposals, acknowledgements, and follow-up reports; maintaining contact information and funding criteria; and tracking proposals, deadlines, funding criteria, actions, and reporting requirements; Responsible for the Corporate Business Partners program including renewal, acquisition, prospecting, and cultivation of corporate supporters; Research and cultivate potential new corporate, individual, and foundation funders; Assist with appeals and other donor communications such as the donor newsletter, member enews, and acknowledgements; Assist with the planning and execution of donor events, site visits, trips, and tours; Work with other departments to develop and facilitate member programs including the annual Friends’ Day to promote and increase membership; and Assist the Director of Development and other senior staff in cultivating and managing key relationships with high level members/donors and perform other development tasks/assignments as needed. Interested candidates should submit resume and cover letter to email@example.com
. A full job description can be found on our website: www.osv.org. Posted on: 04/05/2016
Director of Development
Newport Restoration Foundation
The Newport Restoration Foundation is seeking a Director of Development who will be responsible for establishing, developing and maintaining a fundraising program to support and enhance the mission of the Foundation to include the following areas: the major gifts program, annual fund, planned giving, corporate and foundation fundraising, special events and capital campaign. The Director works closely with the Executive Director and the Board of Trustees in all development and fund raising endeavors. Responsible for global fundraising strategy which will result in the design of short- and long-term fundraising goals; the creation of a development calendar; and implementation of the fundraising strategy. Oversee grant seeking. Build the planned giving program. Direct all capital campaigns and other major fundraising drives. Oversee and manage staff responsible for data entry and gift processing (eTapestry database). Qualifications:8 years minimum experience in professional fundraising. A bachelor’s degree in marketing, public relations, communications, business administration or related field. Proven track record of raising funds from multiple sources. Knowledge and experience in fund raising techniques, particularly major gift fundraising. Donor data management and fund development analytics. Possess the skills to work with and motivate staff, board members and other stakeholders. Ability to initiate donor visits and fundraising calls. Demonstrate follow through on tasks and goals. Send résumé, cover letter, three references and a writing sample to Human Resources, NRF, 51 Touro Street, Newport, RI 02840 or firstname.lastname@example.org
. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. The position is open until filled. Equal Opportunity Employer. Posted on: 03/31/2016
Manager of Individual Giving & Foundation Programs
Currier Museum of Art
Currier Museum of Art, internationally-acclaimed art museum less than one hour from Boston, seeks Manager of Individual Giving & Foundation Programs reporting to Director of Development. Successful candidate will design, implement and manage appeals for all individual giving and foundation campaigns including Annual Fund, Currier Society and Art Center solicitations; oversee prospect research and identification; stewardship of new individual donors and foundations; and manage grant calendar and write grants and proposals to foundations and corporations.
Bachelor’s Degree, minimum of 3-5 years successful development/fundraising experience or equivalent in non-profit setting (museum preferred). Prior Annual Fund and Grant Writing experience necessary. Excellent verbal and written communication and proofreading skills. High attention to detail, superior organizational skills, and ability to manage multiple priorities and meet strict deadlines. Strong interpersonal skills, positive attitude and a sense of humor, with commitment to confidentiality and ethical behavior. Team orientation and ability to collaborate across departments. Experience working with volunteer leadership and committees. Advanced proficiency with fundraising software (Altru preferred) and MS Office Suite including mail merge.
Please send letter of interest, resume, and salary requirements to email@example.com
No phone calls please.
EOE Posted on: 03/24/2016
Institutional Advancement Associate
The Institutional Advancement Associate supports all functions of the Institutional Advancement Team, which includes Membership, Development, and Marketing. The position will oversee and maintain the organization’s database used for donor records, fundraising events, marketing efforts and membership management.
Please visit www.ecotarium.org/jobs for a detailed description and application instructions. Posted on: 03/21/2016
Development Operations Manager
Historic New England
Historic New England seeks a creative, detail-oriented Development Operations Manager to join our team. Responsible for the day-today oversight of development operations to ensure team activities are executed to achieve established goals. Works closely with the VP for advancement and development team to achieve superior customer communication, service, engagement, and excellent data integrity. Help achieve fundraising goals through oversight of development operations. Monitor prospect identification and research. Ensure timely and effective communication between development staff and internal and external constituents. Work closely with VP for advancement to develop and implement fundraising strategies and schedules. Develop and monitor work plans for major gifts, annual fund, giving societies, and development events. Monitor team progress against fundraising goals. Monitor development budget. Coordinate programs and activities with internal teams to achieve financial goals and operational accuracy and efficiency. Supervise and support three staff. Manage or participate on special projects. Write and/or ensure timely and effective completion of writing assignments made to others such as case statements, fundraising messages, annual fund appeals, and other constituent communication and reports. Manage corporate giving, including identifying opportunities for support, defining sponsor benefits, soliciting prospects, and ensuring benefit fulfillment. Bachelor’s degree and at least 8-10 years experience. Experience with constituent moves management. Experience developing and monitoring budgets. Exemplary organizational, project management, writing, interpersonal communication, teamwork and customer service skills. Fully competent computer skills, including advanced knowledge of MS Office, fundraising databases, and internet research. Ability to travel throughout New England. Valid driver’s license. Resume and cover letter to Jobs@HistoricNewEngland.org
Posted on: 03/14/2016
Director of Development
DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT
Museum L-A, Lewiston-Auburn, Maine
Museum L-A has, since 2004, evolved from a single focus subject of textile mills to a dedicated community museum serving as an extended classroom, welcoming tourists, celebrating heritage, fostering innovation and spurring economic growth as a key contributor to and catalyst for civic, cultural and economic revitalization. The Director of Development is responsible for expanding and providing leadership to the museum’s development and awareness efforts. The position requires a dynamic, creative, flexible and skilled individual and highly organized team player who will thrive in a fast changing and challenging environment. The Development Director will work closely with the Executive Director and in collaboration with the Board of Directors to develop and oversee all aspects of the development plan from creation of programs to documentation of all incoming donations in support of the advancement of Museum L-A’s mission. This full-time position holds overall responsibility for the organization’s fundraising programs, including major gifts, grants managements, direct mail, special events, appeals, internal and external brand management and public relations, government, corporate and foundation support as well as gathers the resources needed to maintain and expand Museum L-A’s operating support of its mission and engagement in the community. Please send a cover letter, resume and names of three references to: Rachel Desgrosseilliers, Executive Director, Museum L-A, 35 Canal Street, Box A7, Lewiston, Maine 04240 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
(please include job title in the subject line).
Posted on: 03/01/2016
Learning and Interpretation Assistant
Portland Museum of Art
The Portland Museum of Art (PMA) is searching for a Learning and Interpretation Assistant to work under the general supervision of the Director of Learning and Interpretation to be responsible for administrative and program support to the Learning and Interpretation department. This position supports the PMA’s goal to provide engaging learning experiences and to create dynamic in-gallery programs for learners of all ages. With an extensive collection and nationally renowned exhibitions, the Portland Museum of Art is the cultural heart of Portland. The PMA has significant holdings of American, European, and Contemporary art, yet its collection highlights the rich artistic tradition of Maine. For position description listing responsibilities, qualifications, and application instructions, please visit http://www.portlandmuseum.org/about/employment
Posted on: 04/26/2016
Curator of Education
Litchfield Historical Society
The Litchfield Historical Society in Litchfield Connecticut is seeking a Curator of Education. Reporting to the director, the Curator of Education provides strong leadership in the development and management of the institution’s education, public programs and community engagement activities and fosters a culture of ongoing learning, collaboration, innovation, and creativity. The position requires strong interpersonal skills and a professional, friendly demeanor. The Curator of Education must be self-motivated, have excellent research, writing, and communications skills, have the ability to handle multiple projects at once and be able to effectively work as part of a team. The position is full time and requires regular evening and weekend work. Qualifications: MA in history, material culture, museum education or related area with at least three years experience in developing and implementing programs in a museum setting. A full description is posted at http://litchfieldhistoricalsociety.org/about/opportunities.php
Please send a letter of application, resume and references to Catherine Fields at email@example.com
Posted on: 04/22/2016
Museum Educator and Assistant
Historic Newton seeks a Museum Educator and Assistant to work at both its locations—the Jackson Homestead and the Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds. The position encompasses two roles. As Educator, one prepares, presents, and develops education programs for learning groups from a variety of backgrounds, interests, and ages through passionate interest in historical accuracy, connecting with learners, and expanding personal knowledge; and, as Museum Assistant, the position greets, orients, and assists visitors and callers while maintaining a safe, clean museum environment and being on hand to address routine questions, unforeseen occurrences, and any emergencies. Interpersonal skills, including effective communication with an extremely diversified audience, are vital in this combined position. Organizational ability and enthusiasm for exploring history are also important. The Museum Educator and Assistant should expect 2-14 hours per week of employment which would necessarily include Sundays from 10 AM to 5 PM. Apply by May 17th, 2016 by sending letter of interest, resume, and contact information for three references to Sarah Cole, Manager at Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds of Historic Newton, firstname.lastname@example.org
, 286 Waverley Avenue, Newton, MA, 02458. Historic Newton is a public-private partnership between the Newton Historical Society and the City of Newton and an equal opportunity employer. Posted on: 04/21/2016
Publicist, Yale Press
New Haven, CT
Plans and executes entire publicity strategy for select YUP 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 YUP 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.
Required Education and Experience: Bachelor's Degree in English, Journalism, Communications, or related field and three years of book publicity or public relations experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
For more information and immediate consideration, please apply online at www.yale.edu/jobs - the STARS req ID for this position is 37044BR. Please be sure to reference this website when applying for this position. Posted on: 04/19/2016
Engineering Education Programs Coordinator
Museum of Science
The Engineering Education Programs Coordinator will maintain the day-to-day operations of the Engineering Design Workshop by hiring and training volunteers and interns and following a budget to purchase materials and equipment. The Engineering Coordinator will lead a team of educators to develop activities and ongoing professional development for part-time staff and volunteers facilitating engineering programming. This includes developing and delivering briefings focusing on facilitation strategies specific to engineering and "making", overseeing the development of innovative engineering activities and experiences, and, with the Program Manager, set educational directions for the department and develop training protocols and documents to ensure our educators are prepared to work with guests and maintain the Museum's leadership in innovative techniques to present engineering and computational thinking.
For more information and to apply, please visit: https://mos.applicantpro.com/jobs/382016-29458.html
EEO/M/F/V/D Posted on: 04/19/2016
Fall River, MA
The Program Coordinator (PC) is responsible for the organization and management of education programs at Battleship Cove. The primary responsibility is the oversight of the Nautical Nights overnight camping program. Additionally, the PC will assist the Director of Education to develop, implement and lead education programs for the museum as a whole. The ideal PC will have experience as an educator and a supervisor, be a strong communicator and collaborator, provide excellent customer service and be enthusiastic and driven by the museum’s mission of educating visitors to honor patriotism and country. This is a full-time job. Weekly schedule will vary depending on the frequency of the Nautical Nights. The position requires weekend work, including late nights and early mornings primarily on Friday and Saturday nights. Qualifications: Experience in developing, implementing and supervising educational programming; Experience working with youth and families in formal or informal settings; College-level training (a background in museum education, history, or a related field preferred); Outstanding customer service skills; Ability to work enthusiastically and effectively with visitors, museum staff, volunteers and external concessionaires; Patience and flexibility while working in a dynamic public environment. To apply, please send resume and cover letter to email@example.com
Posted on: 04/14/2016
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
The Art Studio at The Carle is our hands-on laboratory where we develop new programs that can meet our mission and expand our scope and reach. These programs encourage open-ended exploration, personal expression, and are inspired in part by the early learning centers of Reggio Emilia and Pistoia, Italy. The Art Educator reports to the Director of Education and works collaboratively with a co-educator. They design, develop, and implement activities/programs for The Carle’s Art Studio, including drop-in public programs, guided group tours, activities for special events & school vacations, professional development workshops for educators, and family/child-centered workshops. Additional responsibilities include presenting art-centered student outreach programs and professional development workshops; managing the Studio’s budget and leading a team of approximately 20 volunteers, work-study students, interns. Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree or above, with strong background in Studio Art and Art History; demonstrable knowledge, interest in picture books; a passion for progressive Education (understanding of VTS and Reggio Emilia Approach a plus). Three to five years relevant work experience with demonstrated supervisory experience and ability to lead a team effectively; track record of excellent customer service and ability to engage a multi-generational audience; excellent interpersonal and communication skills including presentational skills and negotiation skills; ability to work collaboratively with staff and partners; ability to lift 25 lbs height and utilize staircase. Full time position with benefits, current schedule Sunday - Thursday. Travel required. For more information visit http://www.carlemuseum.org/content/job-listing
. To apply send letter of intent and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
. Submission deadline May 2, 2016. Posted on: 04/08/2016
Butterfly Garden Interpreter (Two Shifts Available)
Museum of Science
The Butterfly Garden Interpreter is primarily concerned with providing a high quality visitor experience through maintaining and practicing high professional standards for visitor services, informal science interpretation and care of the Museum's living collection. She/he greets visitors and engages them in subjects of plant and butterfly biology through interpretations and answering questions. The Butterfly Garden Interpreter monitors visitor activity to ensure plants and butterflies are not touched or removed from the Garden. He/She also ensures all USDA containment procedures are followed. The Butterfly Garden Interpreter assists in the training of volunteers and may on occasion supervise the operation of the garden in the absence of the Curators.
To apply for the Friday and Saturday schedule, please visit: https://mos.applicantpro.com/jobs/370685-29458.html
To apply for the Sunday and Monday schedule, please visit: https://mos.applicantpro.com/jobs/370681-29458.html
EEO/M/F/V/D Posted on: 04/07/2016
AmeriCorps Museum Educator
Providence Children's Museum
Providence Children's Museum's hosts an AmeriCorps team that serves 1,200 children a year in its outreach programs. The AmeriCorps Museum Educator is an apprentice like position. Working closely with the Museum’s professional staff, AmeriCorps Museum Educators facilitate learning in the Museum's hands-on exhibits and programs and serve on teams to deliver hands-on learning activities for children in out-of-school time and pre-school at one of three key partners – Boys & Girls Club of Providence, Highlander Charter School and Children's Friend Head Start. One AmeriCorps member supports both the volunteer program and the Learning Club program. The position starts September 2016 and goes through August 2017.
Ideal candidates have a dedication to serving others and to children’s learning, are creative and resourceful, and thrive in a team setting.
For more information about Providence Children's Museum AmeriCorps Program and a full job description go to http://www.childrenmuseum.org/ameriCorps.asp
Next application deadlines are April 15 and May 27, 2016.
Posted on: 03/28/2016
Berkshire Museum is seeking part-time Education Specialists to join our enthusiastic, innovative education team, implementing programs covering art, history, and science in summer learning and after-school settings with elementary and middle-school students. Duties include delivery of art and science programs with students; managing elementary and middle school students at their school; timely onsite preparation and cleanup of programming at school; maintaining good communication and working relationship with school administration and staff; and participation in ongoing training for Museum programming and curriculum. The qualified candidate has 1-2 years of experience working as an educator (formally or informally); experience working with the general public, in a museum or other public program setting, preferred; a Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Science, or Visual Arts and/or combination of Associates Degree with demonstrated professional experience (current higher education students will be considered with demonstrated professional experience); excellent writing and public speaking skills; ability to work effectively under minimal supervision and in a team-oriented environment; and ability to communicate professionally with administrators, educators, and the general public. Candidates must have reliable transportation; a current Massachusetts driver’s license, personal automobile insurance and a safe driving record; and be able to work and/or type at a desk, climb stairs and lift up to 30 lbs. Excellent skills in use of contemporary technology in an educational setting a plus. Please submit a letter of interest plus resume via email with Subject: Part-time Education Specialist to email@example.com
. The position is open until filled; the Museum is an equal opportunity employer. Posted on: 03/28/2016
Public Programs Manager
The Wadsworth Atheneum is seeking a Public Programs Manager, whose primary responsibilities are to conceive, implement, market, and evaluate a rigorous and broad range of public programs designed to provide adult and family visitors with meaningful arts experiences directly connected to the museum’s collections and special exhibitions. Programs may include lectures, gallery talks, concerts, art history classes and drawing courses in the galleries. QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree (preferably Master’s degree) in Art History, Museum Education or related field; Minimum of two (2) years museum experience preferred; Strong knowledge of museum education theory and practice as well as art history; Bilingual (Spanish/English) strongly preferred. SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Must have the capacity to work in close cooperation with a wide range of people including museum staff and the community; Excellent verbal and written communication skills and interpersonal skills; Ability to manage multiple projects; Budget management skills; Superior writing and editing skills; Strong attention to detail and excellent organizational skills; Aptitude in MS Office programs including Word, PowerPoint, and Excel; Must have flexibility to work evenings and weekends as needed; Must be able to stand for several consecutive hours to manage programs. Frequent use of stairs required. Interested candidates should send their resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to: Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Attn: HR Department, 600 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103, Or Email HR@wadsworthatheneum.org
, (No phone calls please.) Deadline for applications: April 29, 2016, The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Posted on: 03/28/2016
Program Instructor On-call
The EcoTarium, a Museum of Science & Nature, seeks creative and innovative program instructors who will help support and teach interactive, engaging educational programming in our indoor and outdoor classrooms and planetarium, and on the museum floor and grounds.
Program Instructors will work closely with the School Programs Coordinator to deliver interpretive programs for school groups of all ages, on subjects including astronomy, ecology, and other earth, physical and life science topics. Program Instructors will support Museum Education staff members during classroom based discussion and independently manage small trail groups during field-based explorations of the museum’s ponds, meadows, and trails.
Program Instructors will also work closely with the Early Childhood Educator and Museum Education staff to promote appreciation for the natural world through hands-on exploration and discovery learning in our Nature Explore® Outdoor Exhibit, a certified Nature Explore Classroom. The Exhibit is an innovative outdoor experience that is designed to engage children and their families through activities such as building, digging, nature art, climbing and music.
Applicants must have a background in education or science, and enjoy working with children. Experience with inquiry-based approaches to teaching and a customer service orientated attitude are desired.
Detailed description and application instructions can be found at www.ecotarium.org/jobs. Posted on: 03/21/2016
Public Programs Coordinator
USS Constitution Museum
The USS Constitution Museum, a dynamic museum with award winning hands-on exhibits and programs, is seeking a part-time Public Programs Coordinator. The Public Programs Coordinator will manage all aspects of planning, developing, implementing, and assessing family and adult special event programs at the museum. With an annual schedule of lectures, community events, and family programs, the ideal candidate should possess an outgoing and creative personality, exceptional organizational and time management skills, and an enjoyment for working with the public. The timing of this position coincides with the creation and launch of a new exhibit, “Forest to Frigate”, and the celebration of the museum’s 40th anniversary. The Public Programs Coordinator will report to the Director of Collections & Learning and will work collaboratively with the entire Museum Learning department. Previous experience developing, managing, and promoting programs and events for all ages is ideal. This position will require some evening and weekend work. Interested individuals should send a cover letter, resume, and references to firstname.lastname@example.org
. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. EOE.
Posted on: 03/15/2016
Director of Education
Farnsworth Art Museum
Reporting to the Executive Director and serving as a member of the Senior Staff, the Director of Education will be responsible for shaping an innovative and comprehensive education and interpretation program for the Farnsworth Art Museum, both on and off –site. Working collaboratively with Education and Curatorial staff, this individual will create, develop, and implement exciting and diverse education programs for the Museum that focus on connecting adults, children, and educators statewide with the Farnsworth mission, collection, and exhibition programs. The person will also assess and implement opportunities for improvement in programming, visitor, and learning experiences.
Candidates are required to have a Master’s Degree or equivalent education and experience with a minimum of 5-7 years of art museum or art education; a deep familiarity with the field of museum education, art and art history essential. Strong leadership and interpersonal skills are required to foster effective working relationships at all levels.
Interested candidates should forward cover letter and resume to email@example.com
Posted on: 03/08/2016
Shirley-Eustis House Association
The Shirley-Eustis House located in Boston, Massachusetts, is seeking to hire two seasonal employees for a period of approximately 18 weeks with a starting date of June 2, 2016. Docent training will be held on Saturday, May 21, 2016. Our docents are called upon during the year as well to help staff events. Our Annual Staff Series takes place in August.
JOB DESCRIPTIONS: These seasonal positions will provide historic interpretative tours as docents during our summer and early fall season (Approximately 18 weeks). These positions will also assist in special events and demonstrations held during the summer season.
PROFESSIONAL REQUIREMENTS: The ideal candidates will have experience working with the public, all ages and backgrounds, and have an interest or experience in history, archaeology, and/or community relations. Undergraduates and Graduate students are encouraged to apply. Experience with computers, digital cameras and general office machines are also required. Should be able to work independently and as a team player, with minimal supervision; be able to start a project and see it through from start to finish. Interest in Harry Potter is a plus! Candidates for seasonal employment must be able to work weekends. Email Patricia Violette, Executive Director at firstname.lastname@example.org
your cover letter and resume. No phone calls please.
Posted on: 02/29/2016
Heritage Museums & Gardens
Description: Heritage Museums & Gardens seeks energetic and dedicated people with a focus on providing quality, memorable guest experiences that exceed expectations, including providing formal and informal interactive learning opportunities in the museums and gardens that create meaning and relevance for HMG’s diverse audiences. Candidates must be able to adhere to HMG policies and procedures while facilitating a safe, positive, and engaging experience for museum visitors during regular visitation, public programming, and private functions.
Requirements: This is a part-time seasonal position with hours ranging from 24-40 hours weekly. Weekend and time-to-time evening availability a must. Comfort working with the public, including children and family audiences is a must. Background in education, museum practices, and/or customer service is preferred.Must be 18 years or older to apply.
Send resume and cover letter to email@example.com
Posted on: 02/24/2016
Plimoth Plantation is a 17th-century living history museum dedicated to telling the history of Plymouth Colony from the perspective of both the Pilgrims and the Native Wampanoag. Located in Plymouth, Massachusetts. For more information visit www.plimoth.org. The Master Carpenter/Thatcher is responsible for the maintenance and construction of the reproduction structures and landscape in Plimoth Plantation’s 17th-Century English Village and Wampanoag Homesite. The individual uses historically appropriate techniques while interpreting to our guests as a first person role-player, or may work in modern clothing with modern tools, depending on the assignment. Acts as project foreman onsite. Effectively mentors Level 1 and 2 Museum Programs staff as they develop their skills as interpreters and tradesmen. Assist the Historical Built Landscapes Manager with routine building inspections, maintaining a prioritized work plan, project development, performance evaluations, and hiring. Bachelor’s Degree or comparable trade experience. At least five years’ experience in the restoration of historic or historical buildings. Prior experience in the construction industry and/or working with contractors. Strong interest in 17th-century European trades. Interest in and appreciation for 17th-century English, Native American, and European history. Please send resume and cover letter that details your interest and experience related to this position. Email to Sue Haverstock firstname.lastname@example.org
. Plimoth Plantation conducts background checks in order to insure the safety and well-being of the Museum’s staff and guests. This position is open until filled. Posted on: 04/28/2016
Museum of Science
Design the graphics and graphic look for exhibit projects by selecting colors, materials, typefaces, style of imagery, photographs, and creating logos, title designs, and illustrations as needed to support the content messages and to produce a visually appealing, easy to understand, and accessible exhibit. Participate fully in the exhibit development and production process as a member of the exhibit project team to capture and synthesize the team's ideas into effective visual representations that meet the goals of the exhibition.
EEO/AA Employer. M/F/D/V To apply, please visit https://mos.applicantpro.com/jobs/382044-29458.html Posted on: 04/22/2016
Interpretive Programs Officer
Library of Congress
Washington, DC, DC
This position serves as Chief of the Interpretive Programs Office (IPO) and is responsible for the leadership, oversight, and direction of IPO and the Library of Congress exhibitions program. The Chief works in close coordination with the Director of Scholarly & Educational Programs, who outlines duties in broad, general terms, working to meet the objectives of the Library of Congress (LC) and with the resources that are available. This position is located in the Interpretive Programs Office, Scholarly and Educational Programs Directorate, National and International Outreach. The position description number for this position is 341335. For full details, go to https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/436270600
Job Announcement Number: 160067. SALARY RANGE: $128,082.00 to $160,300.00 / Per Year. OPEN PERIOD: Wednesday, April 20, 2016 to Monday, June 20, 2016. WHO MAY APPLY: Anyone may apply - By law, employment at most U.S. Government agencies, including the Library of Congress, is limited to U.S. citizens. However, non-citizens may be hired, provided that other legal requirements are met and the Library determines there are no qualified U.S. citizens available for the position. Posted on: 04/21/2016
Exhibit and Content Developer
Edward M Kennedy for the United States Senate
The Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate is dedicated to educating the public about the important role of the Senate in our government, encouraging participatory democracy, invigorating civil discourse, and inspiring the next generation of citizens and leaders to engage in the civic life of their communities. The Edward M. Kennedy Institutes has an exciting opportunity in our Education & Visitor Experience department. The EMK Institute is seeking an experienced and enthusiastic Exhibit Content Developer (ECD) to spearhead the creation of engaging, educational, accurate, and accessible facilitated/unfacilitated exhibit-based visitor experiences. Working closely on cross-Institute project teams, this position will be an integral part of the Education and Visitor Experience department. Please Visit https://www.emkinstitute.org/about/careers/exhibitcontentdeveloper
for the remainder of the job description. Email email@example.com
with your resume and cover letter. Posted on: 04/12/2016
Newport Art Museum
The Newport Art Museum seeks a Senior Curator who will provide leadership and vision for the exhibitions program and will guide the acquisition, presentation, publication and interpretation of American and contemporary art from the Museum’s permanent collection, in addition to realizing temporary exhibitions featuring the art and artists of Rhode Island, the region and beyond. This individual should be driven by a passion for works of art and a desire to bring a critical historical perspective to bear upon the current moment, and be willing to take risks, challenge existing narratives, and capitalize on the freedom to think across the boundaries of time, culture, or discipline. He/She will demonstrate substantial knowledge of best museum practices including collection care and handling, as well as digital archiving systems. Within a team environment, the Curator will advance the institutional vision and promote dialogue, engagement, and collaboration both at the Museum and beyond, developing strategic collaborations with neighboring organizations and cultural partners. A Master's Degree in Art History, Museum Studies or related field; three years of experience as a curator in an art museum; and broad knowledge of art from the 18th century to the present is required. To Apply: Please include a cover letter, résumé, three references and salary requirements. No phone calls please. All requests should be emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org
This position is a full- time, salaried position with benefits. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
The Newport Art Museum is an equal opportunity employer.
Posted on: 03/28/2016
Museum of Science
The position is responsible for the day-to-day preventative, diagnostic and corrective mechanical maintenance procedures for the building mechanical systems. Scheduling the computer building management system – which includes temperature control, lighting control, building environmental adjustments and air handler functionality - responding to visitor and staff requests, building management system alarms, and completing daily rounds of the critical building infrastructure. Assist with other facility repair and maintenance work in order to keep equipment in proper operation.
For more information and to apply, please visit: https://mos.applicantpro.com/jobs/382012-29458.html
EEO/M/F/V/D Posted on: 04/19/2016
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
Title: Facilities Engineer
Reports to: Director of Facilities and Capital Projects
Type of Position: Full time; Salaried/exempt
*On-call position; general schedule 7am-3pm
The Facilities Engineer oversees the day-to-day efficient operation, maintenance and repair of all Museum building systems, including HVAC, fire alarm, electrical, lighting, plumbing, energy management, security and life safety systems. The position will also be the primary point of contact for systems issues that arise in off-hours that cannot be resolved by the Overnight Security and Facilities Officer on duty.
To apply and for full description: https://isgm.applicantpro.com/jobs/289257.html Posted on: 04/15/2016
Pilgrim Hall Museum
The Sales Associate Position is PT/YR, including weekend hours. Sales Associates primarily perform retail sales operations and related duties in the Museum Shop. Sales Associates are a vital part of the museum’s front-line staff, and are expected to welcome and engage members and the visiting public in a professional, knowledgeable, and cheerful manner. Sales Associates are part of our institutional team, reporting to the Museum Shop Manager, and working cooperatively with the full museum community, including Director and staff, Trustees and Officers, members, volunteers, donors and sponsors. Required qualifications: experience in retail or customer service; excellent communication skills; ability to be attentive to visitors; ability to be on feet for an 8 hour shift, lift 30 lbs. minimum, and navigate stairs while carrying product. For full job description or to apply, contact Carol Reynolds at email@example.com
no later than May 20, 2016. Posted on: 04/20/2016
No Security positions are currently available.
Weekend Visitor Services Associate
Stanley-Whitman House seeks a part-time Weekend Visitor Services Associate (10 hours a week) to manage museum services on Saturdays and Sundays. Duties include opening and closing, running weekend programs, greeting and serving visitors and callers, working with volunteers, and conducting tours. Stanley-Whitman House is a museum of Early American history in the heart of historic Farmington, CT. Applicaitons, including a letter and resume, can be emailed or mailed to Lisa Johnson, Executive Director, Stanley-Whitman House, 37 High Street, Farmingotn, CT; firstname.lastname@example.org
. Posted on: 04/15/2016
Visitor Services Representative
International Tennis Hall of Fame
The International Tennis Hall of Fame seeks to fill a part-time position as a Visitor Services Representative. This position will work in our newly renovated Welcome Center, promoting a positive visitor experience for every guest while attending to museum operations, admission and merchandise sales and safety procedures. A background or demonstrated interest in museum studies, sports, and history is highly desired. Prior museum experience and tennis enthusiast is a major plus. A minimum of one year of customer service experience is required. Applicants should be flexible, reliable and possess strong communication and interpersonal skills, while upholding the mission of the ITHF.
This position is required to work weekends and some holidays. Number of hours may vary depending on the time of year.
To apply please forward your resume and information to email@example.com
or send by mail, 194 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI 02840. Attention: Coordinator of Visitor Services Posted on: 04/08/2016
Old York Historical Society
We are looking for energetic, tech-savvy history enthusiasts to join our summer-fall seasonal staff. Our staff work as guides in our historic buildings as well as front desk personnel welcoming visitors and assisting with planning their visit at our properties. The ideal candidate will be available to work from May to October and willing to work weekends, as needed. Training includes the rich history of our properties and their connection to our community and how you can help make our museum a favorite visitation destination.
If interested please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted on: 04/08/2016
Tower Hill Botanic Garden
Reporting to the Chief Financial and Operating Officer, the Operations Manager is responsible for direct supervision of gate/admissions staff and receptionists. Responsibilities include cash management, visitor safety and comfort, software training and management, policy drafting and implementation, and manager on duty for weekends and major events.
Bachelor's degree and 5 or more years of related customer service, in museum, hospitality venues or other public accommodations; or equivalent combination of education and experience required. Qualified candidates will have the ability to effectively present information in one on one and small group situations to customers, staff and superiors. The ability to manage in a high stress, high visitor volume atmosphere is a must, demonstrating leadership and an ability to handle changing field conditions to provide effective leadership and problem solving. The ideal candidate must be comfortable in public speaking to both staff and visitors with ability to direct individuals and/or groups.
The position is full-time with benefits. The candidate must be willing to work weekends and holidays as a regular part of the work schedule, and evenings as necessary.
For a detailed job description, please see our website at http://www.towerhillbg.org/files/3414/5951/4207/Operations_Manager.pdf
Tower Hill Botanic Garden is located in bucolic Boylston MA within easy driving distance of Worcester, Providence, Springfield and Boston. Personal transportation is needed. Tower Hill welcomes diversity.
Please email cover letter and resume to email@example.com
Posted on: 04/04/2016
Lyman Allyn Art Museum
New London, CT
The Lyman Allyn Art Museum seeks permanent part-time Museum Assistant to provide exceptional customer service and museum support. RESPONSIBILITES include, but are not limited to: Resolve visitor questions and concerns; Promote exhibitions and events; Manage front desk, ticket/shop sales; Aid with building security; Assist with Museum’s social media outreach. This position includes working with the Director of Exhibitions eight hours a week on exhibition and collection related duties. QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree in art, art history, or museum studies; Experience in customer service; Excellent communication skills; Detail-oriented; Computer Literate; Social Media savvy; Ability to make good decisions under pressure; Available occasional evenings; Multilingual a plus. HOURS: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday (29 hours per week). DEADLINE for applications is April 26, 2016. We are looking to fill the position by May 3, 2016. Please send cover letter and resume to: Rebecca Marsie, Marketing & Communications Associate, Lyman Allyn Art Museum, 625 Williams Street, New London, CT 06320. Applications may also be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
. The Lyman Allyn Art Museum is an equal opportunity employer. Posted on: 04/01/2016
Admissions Desk Cashier
Boston Children's Museum
The Admissions Desk Cashier is responsible for providing a top-notch experience to all visitors by delivering excellent customer service to children and their families as they enter the Museum as well as throughout their visit. The Cashier is also responsible for accurately managing cash and credit card transactions in a fast-paced environment. Qualifications: High school diploma or equivalent required; Advanced course work or experience in customer service, education and/or family learning, or retail operations preferred; Previous cash handling experience; Excellent communication skills and ability to interact positively with children, adults, and large groups; Ability to react positively to a rapidly changing environment and make good decisions under pressure; Ability to work with diverse staff and visitors; Fluency in multiple languages a plus. Hours: Full-time and part-time shifts available. We are hiring to start immediately and for the summer, so please specify your availability. To apply, please send cover letter and resume via mail to Boston Children’s Museum, Attn: Human Resources, 308 Congress Street, Boston MA 02210; email to Jobs@BostonChildrensMuseum.org
; fax to 617.423.3213. Posted on: 03/29/2016
Visitor Experience Associate
Boston Children's Museum
The Visitor Experience Associate (VEA) is responsible for promoting a fun learning experience for all visitors by interacting with children and families during their visit and providing excellent customer service to visitors in critical places throughout the Museum. The VEA models positive, educational, creative and respectful ways to interact with children and their caregivers through play. The VEA works with Senior Educators to implement programs that promote the Museum’s mission to develop children who are curious, creative, healthy, globally aware and environmentally responsible, through daily programming and special events. VEAs perform daily opening/closing duties throughout the Museum. Qualification- High school diploma or equivalent; some college experience preferred; Advanced course work or experience in customer service, education and/or family learning, or retail operations preferred; Experience working with young children (ages 0-10) and their families in recreational settings, afterschool programs or classrooms; Excellent communication skills and ability to interact positively with children, adults, and large groups; Ability to react positively to a rapidly changing environment and make good decisions under pressure; Ability to work with diverse staff and visitors; Theatrical or other performance experience a plus; Fluency in multiple languages a plus. Hours: Full-time and part-time shifts available. We are hiring to start immediately and for the summer, so please specify your availability. To apply, please send cover letter and resume via mail to Boston Children’s Museum, Attn: Human Resources, 308 Congress Street, Boston MA 02210; email to Jobs@BostonChildrensMuseum.org
; fax to 617.423.3213.
Posted on: 03/29/2016
Museum Shop/Admissions Associate
Heritage Museums & Gardens
Heritage Museums & Gardens seeks energetic and outgoing people with a focus on providing a quality, memorable guest experience that exceeds expectations. Candidates should have sales experience, be unafraid and familiar with retail technology, be very accurate with detail, able to multitask in a fast paced environment with a smile, love to sell. Requirements include at least high school diploma, excellent demonstrable people and sales skills, positive outlook, able to juggle and work in a busy environment and be able to take initiative to solve problems. Seasonal positions of 15 – 32 hours/week available. Weekend availability a must. Send resume and cover letter to email@example.com Posted on: 02/24/2016
Museum Technician I
Maine State Museum
The Maine State Museum has two 20-hour a week Museum Technician I positions in the Education Division. The Maine State Museum is open five days a week (Tue-Sat). These positions would be required to work some Saturdays. The Museum Technician I position primarily provides visitor services at the Museum Admission Desk, as well as within the exhibit galleries, by providing basic information about the exhibits on display, assisting with exhibit and visitor safety, and helping with exhibit maintenance. This position also helps maintain visitation data and should be well-versed, and at ease with current computer applications. The ideal candidate will have the ability to work as part of a team, adapt to changing situations, and work well under pressure. Work is performed under general supervision. Two (2) years education and/or experience in appropriate museum specialty. Preference will be given to applicants with experience in visitor services within a cultural, library, or community center organization. Related work experience may be substituted for education on a year-for-year basis.Please submit a cover letter, resume’ and Direct Hire Application. This job posting and a Direct Hire application can be found on our website: http://www.maine.gov/fps/opportunities/
click the direct hire link. Applications must be received or postmarked by: Friday, September 25, 2015. Posted on: 12/31/1969
Program & Volunteer Coordinator
Castle Preservation Society
Castle Preservation Society (CPS), the 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation committed to restoring, preserving, and sharing the historic Lucknow Estate, now known as Castle in the Clouds is seeking applicants for their open Program & Volunteer Coordinator position. This person will work in support of the Castle mission with the goal of providing a variety of community engagement opportunities through the development of both a robust volunteer program and an array of public programming. Public programs at the Castle include formal and informal educational programs and special events. A key component of success in this position will be the use and management of a diverse array of volunteer opportunities in support of all aspects of the work happening at CPS. Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills are required for this position. The ability to work on several projects concurrently and meet deadlines in a fast-paced setting is essential. Strong presentation and public speaking skills are need in addition to the ability and willingness to publicly share opportunities at the Castle with passion and vigor. The ability to work independently and as part of a diverse team are also important. Computer and Internet literacy, including Microsoft Office programs is required, with experience using design software and databases desirable. A Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience is required. Experience working as a volunteer in a nonprofit or museum setting is also a plus. Previous experience managing paid or volunteer team members is highly recommended. For more information and to apply, visit www.castleintheclouds.org Posted on: 04/19/2016
Operations and Education Manager
Historic Newton (HistoricNewton.org) seeks an enthusiastic, knowledgeable and collaborative professional to manage our Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds museum site. This position has two distinct roles. The Manager oversees the stewardship and operation of this 1734 historic house, the adjacent education center, and landscape. The position also requires an experienced museum education professional to develop and help deliver group programs.
The Manager oversees and plans the site’s activities including the maintenance schedule; vendor contracts; insuring that exhibition elements and facilities are in good condition; and caring for the collection. The Manager is also responsible for visitor services, event rental and retail operations, including scheduling and supervising staff and volunteers and monitoring the site’s annual budget.
The Manager is also Durant-Kenrick museum’s interpretive and education professional. Working closely with Historic Newton’s Education Coordinator, the Manager develops public and educational programming and works as part of a team on exhibits and other projects.
Requirements include a minimum of 3-5 years’ experience in museums or similar settings; expertise in museum interpretation and education; the ability to work both independently and collaboratively; strong interpersonal, project management and communication skills; some understanding of American history/material culture required, expertise in New England in the 18th – 20th centuries preferred. Bachelor’s degree in museum studies, public history, non-profit management, or related field required, Master’s preferred. Full-time position with benefits. EOE. Send cover letter, resume, and a list of three references to HistoricNewton@newtonma.gov
or 527 Washington Street, Newton, MA 02458 by May 15. Posted on: 04/25/2016
New London, CT
Hempsted Houses New London, CT
Owned and operated by Connecticut Landmarks – Connecticut’s largest statewide heritage organization – and situated in the Hempstead Historic District, this landmark property tells the story of three great populations whose paths collided in early New London: the Native Americans who were here from the beginning, the Europeans who arrived in the 1600s, and the enslaved Africans who were brought to New London at the same time. Connecticut Landmarks seeks a dynamic, entrepreneurial leader to take this exceptional site to its next level of growth. Reporting to CTL’s Executive Director, the Site Administrator’s primary responsibilities are to continue its community outreach and programmatic growth, and to develop and execute new earned income opportunities that leverage the site’s assets and lead the site to financial sustainability, increased relevance and audience growth. The Site Administrator will provide strategic leadership; hire and manage seasonal site staff; develop a corps of volunteers who will help direct and operate the site; expand the site’s successful programs; work closely with CTL’s Central Office staff on marketing, fundraising, special event and outreach activities; build productive relationships with staff, volunteers, businesses and community stakeholders locally and regionally; and be responsible for budget preparation, operations, program, personnel and financial management, business development (including event rental growth), and audience growth. Looking for a self-starter with excellent time management and organizational skills; programmatic creativity; creative vision; financial acumen and enthusiasm; independent judgment; a collaborative working style; a can-do attitude and positive outlook; strong computer and customer service skills; and expertise in strengthening the site’s funding model. Part-time year-round position. Qualified applicants, please submit letter describing your interest in the position and relevant skills and experience, a résumé and three professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted on: 04/12/2016
The General Society of Mayflower Descendants
Genealogist needed as a verifier for the General Society of Mayflower Descendants (GSMD). Will be working 32-40 hours a week at the national headquarters in Plymouth as part of a team to process applications for membership. Verifier evaluates lineage information and documentation for completeness, validity, and correctness. Must have genealogy experience, including resolving issues from conflicting data sources and being well versed in current online genealogy resources. Neat printing, attention to detail, critical thinking and Microsoft Word are essential skills. Knowledge of Pilgrim histories and ancestral lines and/or experience with linage society applications a plus. Please mail cover letter and resume to Director of Genealogy, GSMD, P.O. Box 3297, Plymouth, MA 02361 or send as an email attachment to email@example.com Posted on: 04/01/2016
Program and Retail Coordinator
Historic New England
Historic New England seeks a program and retail coordinator to manage and execute all aspects of three large-scale fine arts and crafts festivals and one antique car show held at sites across New England. The position also coordinates merchandise ordering and restocking, merchandise display, and POS cash register operation at Historic New England museum shops; coordinates all merchandise transfers, updates, and inventory; receives and fulfills phone and web orders for merchandise. The position serves as expert user for Historic New England’s retail management software, and runs monthly sales reports and quarterly physical inventory reconciliations. Also supports program manager with program coordination and implementation of specified Historic New England programs at multiple sites. Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree and three years of job-related experience. Must be extremely organized and able to thrive in a fast-paced setting while maintaining precise attention to priorities, formats, procedures, details, and quality. Requires excellent internal and external customer service skills, advanced computer skills for word processing and spreadsheets, and the ability to learn and troubleshoot complicated retail management software. A valid driver’s license and a personal vehicle is required. Please send resume and cover letter to jobs@HistoricNewEngland.org
. People of color are encouraged to apply. Developing and sustaining a diverse staff furthers the institution’s goals and mission. Posted on: 03/30/2016
Northeast Document Conservation Center
The Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC) is hiring a full-time photographer to join the Imaging Services department. The Photographer will be responsible for digital reformatting of the extensive, diverse and unique collections held by NEDCC’s institutional and private clients. These include virtually all photographic media, particularly nitrate, acetate, and glass-plate negatives, X-ray film, and direct positives like daguerreotypes and ambrotypes; bound and loose manuscript material; rare books and illuminated manuscripts; and oversized items such as maps and blueprints. Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline; experience in the handling of rare and fragile paper-based materials; 1-3 years’ experience digitally reformatting archival and special collection materials or works of art; proficiency in the use of imaging hardware, particularly digital medium format and SLR camera systems, and flatbed or film scanners; meticulous attention to detail. Founded in 1973, NEDCC is a not-for-profit conservation and preservation services center, supporting the collections of its private and institutional clients through book, paper, and photograph conservation, digital reformatting, and preservation assistance. For more information and a complete job description: nedcc.org. To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and the contact information for three references as a single PDF file to Terrance D’Ambrosio, Director of Imaging Services, at tdambrosio(at)nedcc(.)org. NEDCC is an equal opportunity employer. Only persons with the legal right to work in the U.S. are eligible. This position will remain open until filled. Posted on: 03/29/2016
Public Programming Coordinator, Art & the Landscape
Boston or Sharon, MA
The Trustees is looking for a qualified candidate to fill the position of Public Programming Coordinator for the Art & the Landscape initiative. This position is responsible for the planning and coordination of events and programs related to two contemporary art installations on Trustees properties, one of which presents historical content and encourages dialogue around African and African American history. This a one year funded position that includes working occasional nights and weekends along with travel.
Essential functions will include but are not limited to: building partnerships to support programming; coordinate logistics for opening events, artist-designed programs; assist with the training of staff and volunteers on exhibit interpretation; build awareness of exhibits and programming through various marketing channels; serve as a representative of the Trustees and the Art & the Landscape initiative in local communities as well as the broader art community.
Qualifications include a bachelor’s degree in art history, marketing, museum studies, or other related fields; knowledge of African and African American history; a passion for public interaction and engagement; 2-3 years experience designing and implementing engaging public programs and events; experience and interest in working on provocative artist projects involving discussions about race, cultural discrimination, and building conversation; ability to manage multifaceted projects with attention to detail; effective communication skills; ability to problem solve and think strategically. To apply, visit: https://goo.gl/CjTqjD
or to see a list of all open positions, visit http://www.thetrustees.org/about-us/employment/
Posted on: 03/24/2016
Editorial Services Manager
Historic New England
Historic New England seeks a creative, detail-oriented Editorial Services Manager to join our marketing team. The Editorial Services Manager edits and produces three issues of Historic New England magazine per year, working with internal and external authors, photographers, and graphic designer; provides writing, proofreading, and editing services for marketing, fundraising, exhibition, and other content throughout the institution; and serves as project manager or team member for Historic New England book publishing. Location is at Otis House, Boston, with flexibility to relocate to Milton, Mass.
Bachelor’s degree and at least five years of job-related experience. Exceptional writing, editing, and proofreading skills and experience. Exceptional electronic publishing knowledge and experience. Strong publication design skills and experience. Ability to stay current with trends in print and electronic publishing. Experience managing publication production, including meeting deadlines and monitoring budgets. Excellent organizational, multi-tasking, customer service, and teamwork skills. Experience hiring and managing photographers and graphic designers. Expert-level familiarity with the Chicago Manual of Style. Valid driver’s license.
Please send resume and cover letter to Jobs@HistoricNewEngland.org
Historic New England is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to supporting equality of opportunity and respect for diversity. We are committed to providing equal opportunity in employment to all qualified persons without regard to non-work-related factors such as race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, or sexual orientation. People of color are encouraged to apply.
Historic New England offers generous and comprehensive vacation, holiday, and health and wellness benefit packages.
Posted on: 03/10/2016