NEMA Jobs

NEMA Jobs is your go-to source for up-to-date museum employment opportunities in our region. Browse job openings by clicking on your category of interest or type a keyword into the search box. Openings are updated regularly, so check back often. For career-building resources, make sure you visit our Career Doc pages. To post a job opening, click here to complete a submission profile.

Search Listings:

Administrative/Director

President

The Seacoast Science Center Rye, NH
The Seacoast Science Center established in 1992 is a private, non-profit 501(c) (3), science learning center located within Odiorne State Park. Since 2014 the Center has been authorized by the National Marine Fisheries Service to lead New Hampshire's marine mammal rescue effort. As an officer of the Center, the President sets the strategic direction for the institution and is its principal external representative. The President is responsible for developing plans and initiatives to meet the Center's financial needs and advance its mission. Candidate requirements include a history of progressively responsible leadership in museums, science education,or placed-based education institutions and an advanced degree in a related field. The ideal candidate must have non-profit management experience, a keen understanding of the Center's mission, and successful background in cultivation of relationships that result in major gifts, foundation or federal grants, corporate sponsorship or other forms of philanthropic support. A willingness to get your hands we is a must and the ability to interpret natural science and/or coastal environmental history is preferred. For an expanded position profile and more information about the Center visit seacoastsciencecenter.org. To nominate a potential candidate contact Allan Waterfield at a.waterfield@sscnh.org or (603) 436-8043 ext 22. To apply, send a cover letter and resume to SSC Search Committee, 570 Ocean Blvd,, Rye NH 03870 or email (preferred) to a.waterfield@sscnh.org. Applications will be reviewed starting October 24, 2016.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 09/22/2016

Director

Libby Museum Town of Wolfeboro, NH
The Town of Wolfeboro seeks qualified applicants to fill the position of Director of the Libby Museum. This position is seasonal (6 months) and responsible for managing the day-to-day operation of the museum, including overseeing exhibits, displays, facility, budgetary matters, resource development, community outreach, educational programs, marketing: coordinating tours and making presentations; supervising museum employees, and performing other duties as assigned. The Libby Museum is operated by the Town of Wolfeboro, and its director is considered a Town Department Head. Previous museum work experience is strongly preferred. Hourly wage rate: $19.37-$23.70/hr. Please send resume and letter of interest to: Town of Manager David Owen, P.O. Box 629, Wolfeboro, NH 03894 or townmanager@wolfeboronh.us
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Part time
SALARY RANGE: $19.37-$23.70
Posted on: 09/22/2016

General Manager – Fruitlands Museum, the Old Manse, and Farandnear Portfolio

The Trustees of Reservations Harvard, MA
About Trustees of Reservations: Founded in 1891 by a group of visionary volunteers, The Trustees of Reservations (The Trustees) is one of Massachusetts’ largest nonprofits and the nation’s first conservation and preservation organization. The Trustees preserve and protect places of natural, scenic, and historic beauty and hold these “reservations” in “trust” for public use and enjoyment.. The General Manager position has been established by The Trustees at its iconic properties to help create a holistic, strategic, and multi-disciplinary approach to leading, operating, caring for, and promoting Massachusetts’ most popular and iconic destinations. The General Manager (GM) reports to the Vice President Western Region and serves as a member of the Regional Leadership Team. The GM is accountable for the day-to-day management of three or more of The Trustees’ significant cultural and natural places, Fruitlands Museum, the Old Manse, and Farandnear, performing the role as an entrepreneurial senior leader and manager of a diverse team. Contact: The Trustees of Reservations has engaged Koya Leadership Partners to help in this hire. Please submit a compelling cover letter and resume to Liz Lombard at https://koya.refineapp.com/jobPosting/apply/1150 For full job description, including responsibilities and qualifications, please visit https://koyapartners.com/search/general-manager-fruitlands-museum-the-old-manse-and-farandnear-portfolio/
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 09/20/2016

General Manager – Appleton Farms Portfolio

The Trustees of Reservations Ipswich, MA
Founded in 1891 by a group of visionary volunteers, The Trustees is one of Massachusetts’ largest nonprofits and the nation’s first conservation and preservation organization. The Trustees preserve and protect places of natural, scenic, and historic beauty and hold these “reservations” in “trust” for public use and enjoyment. Candidate Profile: The GM reports to the Vice President, Eastern Region and serves as a member of the Regional Leadership Team. The GM is accountable for the day-to-day management of six or more of The Trustees’ significant natural and cultural special places, performing the role as an entrepreneurial senior leader and manager of a diverse team. The General Manager will enable an excellent visitor experience where all visitors feel welcome and have outstanding experiences with The Trustees’ conservation and preservation work. The GM is part of a broader regional and statewide team focused on business planning, financial performance, talent management of staff and volunteers, membership and engagement growth, and ensuring excellent stewardship for the landscapes and buildings within the portfolio of properties. Working alongside The Trustees’ partners in the local community, the GM serves as an ambassador to build relationships with their communities to promote and protect The Trustees’ properties as iconic cultural and natural destinations. Contact: The Trustees of Reservations has engaged Koya Leadership Partners to help in this hire. Please submit a compelling cover letter and resume to Liz Lombard at https://koya.refineapp.com/jobPosting/apply/1151. For full job description, including responsibilities and qualifications, please visit https://koyapartners.com/search/general-manager-appleton-farms-portfolio/
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 09/20/2016

Finance Director

The Mount: Edith Wharton's Home Lenox, MA
The Mount, Edith Wharton’s Home in Lenox, has an immediate opening for a full-time Finance Director to oversee cash management, recordkeeping, budgeting, banking, and human resources. The Finance Director is the chief financial officer for Edith Wharton Restoration, Inc. (the corporate entity that owns The Mount). The Finance Director is expected to communicate financial concepts and business practices to department heads and to prepare reports for the Executive Director and Board of Trustees. The Finance Director is also expected to present financial information at Board meetings. This position, which reports to the Executive Director, plays a vital role in the organization and is expected to support the museum’s overall strategies and operational activities. The minimum qualifications for this position include a B.S. or B.A. degree in Accounting or Business Management. A knowledge of not-for-profit accounting is essential, as is at least five years of experience, preferably in a not-for-profit setting. A CPA license is preferred. The ideal candidate will possess excellent written, verbal, organizational, and computer skills and a proven record of efficiency, problem-solving, and the ability to manage competing priorities. A knowledge of QuickBooks and Blackbaud’s Raiser’s Edge is desirable. E-mail, mail, or send resume with cover letter to: dkallman@edithwharton.org, by e-mail; or by mail: Attn: Deborah Kallman, The Mount, P.O Box 974, Lenox, MA. 01240; or by fax to 413-637-0619.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 09/19/2016

Director

World Awareness Children's Museum Glens Falls, NY
The Director will achieve the Museum's mission to bring a diverse world to children primarily through its interactive exhibitions and educational programs. The Director will serve as principal community spokesperson, lead staff, manage museum operations, develop and execute Museum policies, and implement the Museum's Strategic Plan. Strong skills are required in development, fundraising and marketing, finance and administration, leadership and vision. Position reports to the Board of Trustees. The full job description and announcement is posted on www.worldchildrensmuseum.org. Address cover letter to Edward Fitzgerald, President, Board of Trustees, and send with resume to lisa.sheridan@worldchildrensmuseum.org by October 15, 2016
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
SALARY RANGE: $47,500 - $52,500
Posted on: 09/12/2016

Programs Department Administrator

Connecticut Science Center Hartford, CT
The Connecticut Science Center offers exciting tools to help educators and parents bring textbooks to life. Creating unforgettable experiences with science motivates students and visitors of all ages to enthusiastically embrace science at school, at home, and in their communities. With an attraction of this magnitude, exhibits rivaling the most unique in the world, programs with the potential to become national models, partnerships with a range of educational organizations, and involvement from global business leaders and benefactors, the Science Center is Connecticut's premier destination for informal science learning, and is well on its way to becoming the state's foremost Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) resource. The Science Center is currently seeking a full-time (40 hour per week) Programs Department Administrator to provide ongoing, broad administrative support to the Programs Dept. team members. For a full job description, please go to https://ctsciencecenter.org/about/employment/ Please forward your resumes to hr@ctsciencecenter.org September 30, 2016.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 09/08/2016

Director of Library Information Technology

Yale University New Haven, CT
The Director of Library Information Technology will lead a team of information technology staff in supporting and facilitating the mission of Yale University Library—as a leader, partner, and manager—supervising a team of twenty-five staff and collaborating with other IT staff inside and outside the library. Reporting to the Associate University Librarian for Administrative Services & IT, the director will provide strategic direction and guide operations across an extensive set of services and functions. Required: Master’s degree in Library/Information Science, IT, Management, Computer Science, or a related field and twelve years of experience as an IT manager, with significant supervisory responsibilities in libraries, higher education, or cultural heritage; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Preferred: Project management experience and certification. Experience developing or overseeing the development of open source software. Experience managing or integrating enterprise library systems. Applications, consisting of a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references should be submitted by applying online at http://bit.ly/2ccLqji.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
SALARY RANGE: Commensurate with experience.
Posted on: 09/08/2016

Bookkeeper

Plymouth Antiquarian Society Plymouth, MA
The Plymouth Antiquarian Society is seeking a year-round, part-time (8-10 hours/week) bookkeeper. Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to the following: managing day-to-day bookkeeping using Quickbooks; ensuring timely payment of all bills; preparing and making weekly bank deposits; reconciling monthly bank statements; assisting treasurer in preparing reports for board meetings; assisting director in preparing annual budget; maintaining and backing up financial records; organizing documents for annual financial review by outside accountants; recommending and implementing changes to streamline bookkeeping system. The successful candidate will have demonstrated skill working with financial information and maintaining records, preferably for non-profit organizations. Associates or Bachelors degree in accounting preferred. Exceptional organizational and communication skills and proficiency in Quickbooks, Excel, and Word required. Strong work ethic, attention to detail, ability to work independently, professional manner, and positive attitude are all essential. To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, 2-3 professional references, and hourly wage requirements by September 18 to Anne Reilly, Executive Director, at pasm@verizon.net.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Part time
Posted on: 09/08/2016

Executive Director

Hingham Historical Society Hingham, MA
Founded in 1914, the Hingham Historical Society collects, preserves, and shares the history of Hingham which was founded in 1635. The Executive Director, reporting to and working closely with the Board of Directors, provides leadership to advance the historical and educational mission, foster financial development, and develop and implement short and long term strategic plans. The Society owns 3 properties: Old Derby Academy, its headquarters; the Old Ordinary, a living history of colonial life in Hingham; and, the Old Fort House dating from 1685. In Fall 2016 the Society will open the Hingham Heritage Museum to further evolve the vision of the Society's collections, programs, and initiatives. The project, launched almost a decade ago, has involved the restoration of Old Derby and the building of an addition to house the Society's Archives and allow highlights of the permanent collection to remain on permanent display. The Executive Director will bring vitality and direction to the team of volunteers in various activities sponsored by the Society, for example, the annual House Tour, Lincoln Day activities, and the Independence Day vintage baseball game. Qualifications include a Master's Degree in Public History, Museum Studies or equivalent; 5 years related experience; demonstrated leadership and administrative skills in executing program initiatives, curatorial and archival management, and museum operations including budget, personnel, membership development, contract negotiation, and grant writing; proven success in financial development and fund-raising. Send resume and cover letter indicating interest and qualifications to David Hannan, Chair Search Committee at d.hannan@icloud.com.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 09/06/2016

Director

Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum Nantucket, MA
The Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum is currently recruiting for a year-round Director position on Nantucket, MA. In this hands-on role, you will be able to work on many functions associated with the operations of a small museum, including researching, designing, and producing an annual exhibit; membership management; collections management; social media; fundraising events; and volunteer management. The ideal candidate will have strong writing skills, knowledge of Nantucket history, experience with museum software (PastPerfect), five years of experience working in a hands-on environment with minimal supervision, and have experience working with the public and volunteers. The Director and Executive Director work closely on many aspects of museum operation, so the ability to work as part of a small team is essential. To view the complete job description, please visit http://www.nantucketlightshipbasketmuseum.org/about/career-opportunities. To apply, please submit your resume to Mary Bergman, adminoffice@nantucketlightshipbasketmuseum.org. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 09/06/2016

Director of Public Programs

Edward M Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate Boston, MA
The Director of Public Programs is responsible to lead the planning, management, and successful execution of all public and specialized programs and events. These initiatives include, but are not limited to: public policy forums, speaker series, and community programs, youth events, the Oral History Project, scholarly conferences, national debates, and specialized programs for Senators, Senate staff, and government officials. The Director works collaboratively with the Chief Strategy & Public Affairs Officer to develop a plan for all aspects of external relations. The Director works collegially with the directors of government relations, marketing, and communications to ensure effective relationships and participation of elected officials, as well as effective press coverage, advertising, and marketing of public programs. The Director is responsible for identifying and working effectively with media partners and financial sponsors who can support the public programs. The Director has excellent communications skills, is organized, exercises sound judgment, and effectively multi-tasks and problem-solves. S/he develops, recommends, and manages the budget for public programs. The Director represents the Institute with public program partners and speakers, and sustains and maintains these relationships over time, and helps to extend them to other relevant program staff at the Institute. Please go visit our website for more details about the role: https://www.emkinstitute.org/about/careers/director-of-public-programs
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 08/26/2016

Executive Director

Yarmouth Historical Society Yarmouth, ME
The Yarmouth Historical Society is seeking an energetic and experienced Executive Director for a 40-hour-a-week position based in Yarmouth, Maine. Preferred Qualifications: a graduate degree, 5 years of experience in history or cultural studies, and experience managing a non-profit cultural institution. Experience in fundraising, personnel management, and as a chief executive officer is desired. Excellent communications and organizational skills are a must. The Yarmouth Historical Society is a non-profit organization of approximately 400 members. A Board of trustees is responsible for administering, managing, preserving, and protecting the assets of the Society. The Executive Director advises the board in developing policies and goals for the Society and, as its chief administrative officer, is responsible for the supervision of its day-to-day operations, management of other employees, fundraising, and oversight of its collection, property, and educational programs. Additional information is posted on the YHS website, www.yarmouthmehistory.org, under the “About” tab. To apply, please mail or email a cover letter and resume to: Yarmouth Historical Society, P.O. Box 107, Yarmouth, ME 04096 or info@yarmouthmehistory.org. We will begin to review applications on Friday, 26 August 2016, and continue to consider candidates until the position is filled. Posted on: 08/08/2016

Collections

Head of Conservation

National 9/11 Memorial and Museum New York , NY
The Head of Conservation Services is responsible for the physical integrity, overall care, and treatment of the diverse material culture holdings of the 9/11 Museum’s collection. This senior position provides both strategic guidance and practical expertise about the collection’s long-term preservation. Annually, he/she will prepare and oversee the budget pertinent to the Museum’s anticipated conservation activities and facilities. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: · Advocates for the conservation needs of the collection, and represents those needs and issues within the organization and to Museum field. · Develops and implements long-term strategies for the sustainability of the Museum's holdings in compliance with the Museum’s Collections Management policy and best practices. · As the expert voice, the HCS plays an active role in defining conditions, durations, and mounts for collection display. · Determines the appropriate handling, stabilization and treatment options for collections objects in all media, recommending and supervising work by outside conservators. · Authors executive reports and informational memoranda pertaining to collection items. · Monitors protocols for the care of collections and recommends changes. QUALIFICATIONS · Graduate degree in conservation or preservation, preferred. · Minimum of 7-10 years of bench conservation and administrative experience. · Advanced knowledge of conservation ethics, principles, techniques, and procedures. · Expert knowledge of preventive practices for stabilizing and extending the physical well-being of wide-ranging collections. HOW TO APPLY: · Please visit our website at www.911memorial.org. · Send cover letter and resume by 10/17/16 to careers@911memorial.org. · Include job title in subject field. The National September 11 Memorial and Museum at the World Trade Center Foundation, Inc. is committed to workforce diversity. EEO.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 09/23/2016

Collections Manager

Berkshire Museum Pittsfield, MA
Berkshire Museum’s leadership is looking for a new team member skilled in collections stewardship, with a passion for building learning opportunities and community engagement. We are in the midst of a comprehensive master planning process that will set a new interpretive direction, resulting in improvements to our facilities and visitor experiences. With major projects looming, change will be a constant for the foreseeable future. Are you an individual with a curious bent, ready for challenging discussions and big decisions? An organized, yet nimble and adaptable style? An articulate and diplomatic demeanor, comfortable in different social settings? A perfected blend of big-picture thinking and devil-in-the-details focus? The Collections Manager is a member of the Berkshire Museum’s Staff Leadership Team, responsible for stewarding the Museum’s multi-disciplinary collections in accordance with American Alliance of Museums standards, including establishing intellectual and physical control of the collections and making them available for programs to meet the Museum’s interpretive goals. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Collections Manager provides direct care and conservation of the collections wherever they are housed or exhibited, supports accessioning/de-accessioning in accordance with Board of Trustees approval, oversees the living collection managed by the Aquarium Manager, and provides preparatory and curatorial assistance for exhibitions and other program modalities wherein collections are utilized, as well as registration, research, inventorying and cataloguing. To apply, please submit a cover letter expressing your interest and a resume to the attention of Jon Provost, jprovost@berkshiremuseum.org. For a full job description, visit http://berkshiremuseum.org/about/jobs/
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 09/19/2016

Conservation Preparator/Technician

Northeast Document Conservation Center Andover, MA
The Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC) in Andover, MA seeks a dedicated individual for the position of Conservation Preparator/Technician to work in its fine art conservation laboratory. This position is an entry level opening. The successful candidate should have some experience in preservation matting and framing of works of art and other paper based artifacts of historic value. Additional duties include, but are not limited to, assisting the Registrar with packing and unpacking client material, receiving deliveries, preparing adhesives, ordering supplies, and general laboratory upkeep and maintenance. The successful candidate will report to the Director of Paper Conservation. NEDCC is an equal opportunity employer. QUALIFICATIONS include: Basic knowledge of preservation and museum quality matting and framing; Good organizational skills; Good time management skills; Excellent manual dexterity; Very good color discernment; Ability to work collegially in a group environment; Knowledge of and ability to use Microsoft Word and Excel; Capable of lifting 50 lbs. To apply please send a letter of interest, resume, and at least 3 references by electronic mail to: Michael Lee, Director of Paper and Photograph Conservation, mlee (at) nedcc.org. The position will remain open until filled.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 09/02/2016

Metadata and Cataloging Librarian

Phillips Exeter Academy Exeter, NH
Reporting to the Academy Librarian, the Metadata and Cataloging Librarian works collaboratively with colleagues to support the discovery of and access to Library acquired materials in a variety of languages, formats, special collections, digitized, and born-digital content through metadata creation, enrichment and maintenance. The librarian also creates original bibliographic records and enhances complex member copy records according to national bibliographic standards and local practices, using AACR2/RDA and Dewey classification. In cataloging rare books, s/he uses standards such as the RBMS genre terms thesauri and AMREMM. . Qualifications The successful candidate must have a master’s degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA-accredited program. The ideal candidate will have: • 2+ years of professional metadata creation experience in an academic or research library or equivalent professional venue (e.g. museum, historical society, grant project) within the last three years. • Experience creating metadata for rare books and special collections. • Demonstrated knowledge of classification standards (DDC), authority records, and current cataloging rules and standards (e.g. AACR2, RDA, MARC). • Excellent communication (written and verbal) skills. • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills as well as a strong customer focus. • Ability to work independently and handle multiple priorities and deadlines simultaneously. • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with teammates and clients by building trust and credibility. • Ability to leverage effective relationships and influence decisions and behaviors through partnering. Application: Submit a cover letter and a current resume to: recruitment@exeter.edu. Please indicate in the subject line: Metadata Librarian.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Part time
Posted on: 08/29/2016

Museum Registrar and Collections Manager

The Fine Arts Center at the University of Massachusetts Amherst Amherst, MA
The Fine Arts Center at the University of Massachusetts Amherst seeks applications for a Museum Registrar and Collections Manager to oversee the registration of objects taken into the permanent collection and on loan to the University Museum of Contemporary Art (UMCA) and the care of the University's collection of 20th and 21st century works of art valued at over $5 million. For more information including minimum qualifications and application instructions, please visit: http://umass.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=75186 The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages application from these and other protected group members. Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/28bwr3c9bs Posted on: 08/15/2016

Development and Marketing

Capital Campaign Assistant

Heritage Museums & Gardens Sandwich, MA
Heritage seeks someone with exceptional people and organizational skills for our 50th Anniversary Capital Campaign effort. Working under the supervision of the Campaign Manager and closely with the President & CEO and the board, the Campaign Assistant will complete a wide range of administrative tasks, and coordinate with the development staff. Assists with special projects and non-campaign events, as needed. Willingness to make at least a 3 year commitment, prior demonstrable fundraising experience a plus. SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES: • Coordinates campaign calendar, including the Campaign Steering Committee and subcommittee meetings, Campaign events, and donor and prospect cultivation and solicitation meetings • Maintains committee meeting schedule; notifies participants of upcoming meetings • Coordinates, prepares and distributes meeting agendas, information packets, and handles logistics for committee meetings • Takes minutes for Campaign Steering Committee and subcommittee meetings • Maintains campaign files • Assists with planning and executing donor cultivation events for the campaign • Handles RSVP’s for campaign events • Maintains lists and database files of donors and prospects • Enters fundraising data into Altru • Orders and maintains supplies related to fundraising and the campaign • Handles confidential information with discretion • Develops forms and spreadsheets as needed • Prepares and drafts correspondence, including gift acknowledgement letters •Other related duties as assigned Requirements: Excellent people skills, ability to handle sensitive information with absolute confidentiality, excellent computer skills, especially the Microsoft Office suite and relational data bases. Altru experience a plus. Highly organized and a strong writer. Understanding of office procedures Resume and cover letter to assistant@heritagemuseums.org by October 21st.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 09/27/2016

Director of Development

Newport Restoration Foundation Newport, RI
Search Reopened. 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 maeve@newportrestoration.org. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. The position is open until filled. EOE.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 09/27/2016

Manager of Fund Development and Membership

Alden House Historic Site Duxbury, MA
Our organization will play an important role in commemorations such as the 400th anniversary of the landing of the Mayflower in 2020. We are seeking a part-time Director of Fund Development and Membership to spearhead our efforts to grow our organization in members and financial support. The Manager of Fund Development & Membership will have the opportunity to strengthen the development function and be responsible for various fundraising initiatives as well as areas of membership. The candidate should have an interest in Colonial American History and a passion for working to help a 100+ year-old nonprofit organization reach its full potential. Experience with Major Giving Campaigns a plus. Key responsibilities include: Securing financial support from individuals, foundations and corporations; Managing donor and member database (Past Perfect) and gift processing; Working with staff and volunteers to overseeing planning and production of special events; Executing the organization’s development plan with the development and membership committees; This is a salaried position with flexible hours. Reports to Director. Please send cover letter and resume to dmobed@alden.org
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Part time
Posted on: 09/15/2016

Individual Giving Manager

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Boston, MA
The Individual Giving Manager will primarily help to set the strategy and drive the activity to meet fundraising targets for the Friends of Fenway Court patron program (FOFC), and, where appropriate, will also support the major gifts program. The Individual Giving Manager will support all cultivation, stewardship, and development strategies for the FOFC program and will be the lead in tracking and managing the program. As a key member of the 12-person development team, he/she will work closely with the Director of Development and Director of Individual Giving to support Board-led affinity groups and to staff the Development Committee of the Board of Trustees. This position will manage the Annual Giving Associate. Responsible for a portfolio of 100+ prospects, the Individual Giving Manager will position and participate in prospect visits, cultivation events, and solicitations for all aspects of individual giving. Furthermore, he/she will be responsible for writing letters of introduction, follow-up, and solicitation, and will take charge of every aspect of engagement and stewardship for his/her portfolio. For a full description and to apply, please visit: https://isgm.applicantpro.com/jobs/458290.html
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 09/08/2016

Development Services Analyst

Peabody Essex Museum Salem, MA
Peabody Essex Museum is seeking a highly talented Development Services Analyst to join PEM’s Development team at a tremendously exciting and intensive juncture. Under the Direction of the Director of Development Services, the successful candidate will be responsible for tracking, reporting and analysis of gifts and fundraising activities including PEM’s capital campaign for the Development office. The position also works closely with department staff on the annual budgeting process and tracking department expenses. The position also oversees the department’s database system providing custom and standard reports and lists for analysis, tracking and cultivation purposes. The Development Services Analyst must have a minimum of 3 years of in fund raising experience preferably in a museum setting and possess financial expertise and understanding of accounting principles as they relate to gifts and nonprofit fundraising. Proven expertise in using database programs for fundraising (experience with Tessitura preferred) and analysis of information is required. Must be outcome-oriented, team oriented and an excellent communicator with the ability to establish effective working relationships across museum departments is required. A BA in a related program or the equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Interested candidates should send their resumes by email to jobs@pem.org with cover letters and salary requirements, or apply to Human Resources, Peabody Essex Museum, East India Square, Salem, MA 01970-3783. PEM is committed to diversity among its employees and encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 09/02/2016

Associate Director of Institutional Giving

Peabody Essex Museum Salem, MA
Peabody Essex Museum is seeking a highly talented Associate Director of Institutional Giving to join PEM’s Development team at a tremendously exciting and intensive juncture. Working closely with the Director of Institutional Giving, the successful candidate will participate in developing strategic goals with the institutional giving team; manage the annual pipeline of qualification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship activity related to institutional funders, and track progress toward achieving annual revenue goals. The Associate Director manages a portfolio of institutional prospects, collaborates with staff members across the museum on proposal clearance, strategy and development, and works with grants administration on fulfillment activities related to institutional grants. The position supervises the Corporate Relations Officer. A BA or a related program or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Must have a minimum of 5 years of successful fund raising experience preferably in a museum setting. Development experience in institutional giving, experience managing staff and volunteers, budgeting, and the ability to be a lead contributor to various museum staff teams is required. The successful candidate must be results driven and an excellent communicator. The ability to establish effective working relationships with donors, volunteers and across museum departments is required. Solid computer skills using Microsoft Office and database programs such as Tessitura. Please send resume, cover letter and salary requirements to jobs@pem.org or mail to Human Resources, Peabody Essex Museum, East India Square, Salem, MA 01970-3783. PEM is committed to diversity among its employees and encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 09/02/2016

Grants Officer, PT

Worcester Art Museum Worcester, MA
Immediate, part-time opening (22.5 hours per week) for development professional to identify and pursue funding opportunities from corporate, foundation, and government sources. Responsibilities include identification, research, tracking, and cultivation of local, regional, and national prospects. The Grant Writer will remain current on all Museum programs and initiatives and compile, analyze, and interpret information to generate compelling proposals and influential reports. Substantial contact with prospects and Museum staff required to match projects with funders to secure maximum support. The successful candidate will have excellent oral and written communication skills as well as the ability to prioritize and coordinate complex tasks and meet strict deadlines. Working knowledge of Raiser’s Edge or similar constituent management software as well as familiarity with web-based grant applications and portals. Minimum 5 years of experience pursuing and securing grants from local, regional, and national funding sources, including government agencies. Art museum or cultural organization background preferred. Bachelor’s degree required. Qualified candidates should submit resume and cover letter to humanresources@worcesterart.org or Director of Human Resources, 55 Salisbury Street, Worcester, MA 01609. We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome diversity.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Part time
Posted on: 08/31/2016

Group Tour Coordinator

Pilgrim Hall Museum Plymouth, MA
Historic downtown Plymouth, MA museum seeks part-time professional to coordinate and grow a robust group tour program. Responsibilities include: develop, maintain, and build productive relationships with group tour operators and clientele; book/schedule/confirm group tours; attend trade meetings/shows to network and promote tours; coordinate group tour reception; schedule and help train museum docent guides; prepare group tour literature, media, and web content; perform related administrative duties; assist as needed with events and frontline duties. 24 hours weekly, includes one weekend day. Qualifications: Seeking a flexible, personable and detail oriented professional with a B.A. and 2+ years related experience in group tour marketing; strong organizational skills; ability to interact effectively with diverse range of people; manage multiple priorities and work independently as well as part of a small staff in a collaborative environment. Familiarity with MS Office/Excel required; experience and interest in early American history a plus.To apply send cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references to donna.curtin@pilgrimhall.org by September 20, 2016.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Part time
Posted on: 08/24/2016

Membership & Development Coordinator - part time

Old South Meeting House Boston, MA
Busy downtown Boston museum, historic site and meeting place seeks part time professional to coordinate and grow an active membership program and annual fund campaign and other development activities in a newly created part time position. Responsibilities include coordinating membership and the year-end annual fund including managing mailing lists, membership applications and renewals, and gift acknowledgements. Also includes communicating with members, helping run members programs and perform related administrative duties as needed. 20-25 hours weekly. Qualifications: Seeking a flexible, personable and detail oriented professional with: a B.A. and 2+ years related experience in membership or non-profit fundraising, strong organizational skills and problem solving abilities; the ability to interact effectively with diverse range of people, manage multiple priorities and work independently as well as part of a small staff in a collaborative environment. Familiarity with fundraising database such as Raiser’s Edge preferred. Museum experience and interest in history and/or free speech a plus. To apply send cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references to ecurran@osmh.org marked “Membership & Development Coordinator”. Applications accepted until position is filled. Posted on: 08/16/2016

Director of Annual Giving

Peabody Essex Museum Salem, MA
Peabody Essex Museum is seeking a highly talented Director of Annual Giving to join PEM’s Development team at this tremendously exciting and intensive juncture. Under the direction of the Chief Philanthropy Officer, the successful candidate will be responsible for building and managing the museum’s annual giving programs, overseeing the East India Marine Associates (EIMA), the annual membership program, and all direct mail and annual fund solicitations. This individual is a member of the development management team and will develop creative strategies for increasing participation and annual support particularly at the higher levels of membership. The Director of Annual Giving must have a minimum of 7 years of successful fund raising experience in a museum setting, experience managing staff and volunteers, budgeting, and must be able to lead and facilitate teams. Development experience in annual fund and membership is preferred. The ability to establish effective working relationships with donors and volunteers as well as across museum departments is essential. Must be outcome-oriented with excellent communication skills both oral and written, solid computer skills using Microsoft Office and the ability to work with database programs such as Tessitura. A BA in Art History or a related program or the equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Please send resumes with cover letters and salary requirements by email to jobs@pem.org or by mail to Human Resources, Peabody Essex Museum, East India Square, Salem, MA 01970-3783. PEM is committed to diversity among its employees and encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply. Posted on: 08/08/2016

Education

Curator of Education

Abbe Museum Bar Harbor, ME
The Abbe Museum is hiring a Curator of Education. This is a full-time, experienced position with a strong focus on education through dialogue in a decolonizing context and a team-based work environment. The Curator of Education will lead the museum’s education and public programs work, including program development and delivery, teacher training, educational resource development, and recruitment, training, and management of part-time museum educators and guest services associates. The position reports to the President & CEO. Candidates should have knowledge of Native American history, culture, and contemporary issues, experience working with the public, and excellent communication and organizational skills. A current driver’s license, reliable transportation, and availability for evening and weekend work are required. This is a highly public position requiring a thorough understanding of the Abbe’s mission and strategic plan. The Curator of Education will also have the highest standards of integrity, be culturally competent, outgoing, self-starting, well-organized, tactful, detail-oriented, and capable of working under pressure and meeting deadlines. For a full job description, visit http://www.abbemuseum.org/about/job_opportunities.html. Interested candidates should email a resume or CV and cover letter in PDF format to cinnamon@abbemuseum.org or mail to: Cinnamon Catlin-Legutko, President & CEO, Abbe Museum, PO Box 286, Bar Harbor, ME 04609. No phone calls, please. Applications must be received by October 31, 2016.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
SALARY RANGE: $40,000 non-exempt
Posted on: 09/22/2016

Public Program Facilitator

New England Air Museum Windsor Locks, CT
The New England Air Museum seeks outgoing individuals to join our team as Public Program Facilitators. This position plays an essential role in providing high quality experiences for youth and family visitors. Public Program Facilitators are responsible for leading hands-on Build & Fly Challenges, interactive Flight Science Demonstrations, children’s birthday parties, and open cockpit experiences in historic aircraft. Other duties include assisting with scout programs and special events as needed. Experience working with children in educational or youth development settings is required, as is an interest in the history of aviation. Some college coursework in education, history or science is required; a Bachelor’s degree is preferred. This is a part-time, non-exempt position that pays $15 per hour and requires weekend availability. Some weekday availability is also required during school vacation weeks and the months of July and August. Standard hours are 10:00 a.m. - 3:00p.m., with some evenings as needed. Public Program Facilitators average between 4-6 shifts per month during the school year and up to 5 shifts per week during school vacation weeks and summer months. This position is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a background check. Email cover letter and resume to Amanda Goodheart Parks, Director of Education, at agparks@neam.org by October 21, 2016. No phone calls please. The New England Air Museum is an equal opportunity employer. For a complete job description, please visit our website at www.neam.org/air-museum-news.php.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Part time
SALARY RANGE: $15 per hour
Posted on: 09/21/2016

Museum Teachers

Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society West Hartford, CT
The Noah Webster House and West Hartford Historical Society, the birthplace of founding father and lexicographer Noah Webster in West Hartford, CT, seeks energetic individuals to serve as Museum Teachers. Museum Teachers teach history-based programs to students from schools, scouts, and other groups through hands-on experiences. Annually, the museum serves approximately 8,000 students of varying ages and grades, both on- and off-site. Teaching experience is highly desirable but not required. Interest/experience in history and/or museums, and a friendly and outgoing disposition is a must. Costuming is required. The position of Museum Teacher is part-time with flexible hours. An hourly rate of $9.75 per scheduled hours, plus travel reimbursement for distance traveled to and from outreach programs, is to be paid bi-weekly. Please send resume with cover letter to Beth Sweeney, Education Department, Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society, 227 South Main Street, West Hartford, CT 06107. Fax to: (860) 521-4036 or email: Education@noahwebsterhouse.org.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Part time
Posted on: 09/06/2016

Per Diem Museum Educator

The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum RIDGEFIELD, CT
The Aldrich is looking for highly motivated, energetic, per diem art and museum education professionals to be responsible for leading in-gallery tours, hands-on workshops, and other programs for students, families, and adults. Per Diem Educator applicants will be required to complete paid training sessions (extent of training to be determined based on experience of applicant) with the Education staff that focus on inquiry-based learning, tour and teaching techniques specific to contemporary art, and group management. After successful completion of the training, Per Diem Educators must have a flexible schedule that will permit them to lead school and/or adult tours during the week and on the occasional weekend. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to: • Participating in program and lesson plan development as needed • Coordinating the set-up, required documentation and administration, and breakdown of assigned programs • Leading tours, discussions, and inquiry-based programs in the Museum galleries for various groups • Leading hands-on workshops for school, family, and other groups • Attending exhibition training and professional development sessions as required Successful applicants will have: • BA/BFA in art, art history, art education, or an equivalent combination of education and experience in related fields • Some knowledge of contemporary art • Museum education, arts education, or classroom teaching experience • An understanding of object- and inquiry-based teaching practices • Experience working with youth, families, schools, and adults • Strong organizational, communication, and administrative experience. Please send a current resume or CV and a thoughtful cover letter, providing detailed information on your academic and professional experience, along with contact information for three references, to mfriedman@aldrichart.org.In the subject line of your email, please state your first and last name, and Per Diem Educator. The Aldrich accepts applications on a rolling basis. No phone calls, please.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Part time
SALARY RANGE: $15/hour
Posted on: 09/06/2016

Public Programs Coordinator

Plimoth Plantation Inc. Plymouth, MA
The Public Programs Coordinator will develop, coordinate and execute public programs, including large- and small-scale programs, that advance the Museum’s mission and inspire an appreciation of 17th-century New England’s importance to the development of modern America. The coordinator will: align public programs with the Museum’s strategic plan; develop programs in collaboration with internal and external specialists; coordinate program-related projects and meetings with internal associates; maintain project timelines and event databases; nurture and retain relationships with current audiences, and identify and cultivate new and diverse audiences; evaluate program outcomes and apply findings to continuously improve and optimize offerings. Please find the complete job posting on our website: http://www.plimoth.org/about/work-plimoth
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 08/31/2016

Coordinator of Environmental Programs

Connecticut River Museum Essex, CT
The Education Department at CRM oversees programs for youth and adult audiences, the Coordinator of Environmental Programs is charged with supporting these efforts and specifically growing the environmental science components. DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: Develop and implement environmental science experiences for diverse audiences; Coordinate environmental focused public programs – EagleWatch Programs, lectures, community forums, symposia, guided paddles/hikes, etc.; Grow high school and college programs; Serve as Museum Teacher; Assist with Summer Adventure Camps; Participate in Museum’s special events and other special projects. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum 3 years’ experience teaching environmental education in nontraditional learning environments; Experience developing and implementing innovative informal education programs; MA in environmental science, biology, environmental education, or related field; or BA with equivalent experience; Understanding of educational theory and techniques, knowledge of state science standards; Able to lift at least 30 pounds and be on your feet for long periods of time; Positive, energetic, interactive approach; Excellent oral, written and computer communication and organizational skills; Attention to detail while setting priorities and meeting critical deadlines; Flexibility solving problems in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment. ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: Captain’s License (6 pack or greater); Knowledge of management of living aquatic exhibits; Paddle experience; Specific knowledge of Connecticut River region. POSITION CATEGORY AND REPORTING: Regular hourly, part-time position (up to 23 hours/week); Some weekend and evening hours required; Reports to Director of Education. Please submit cover letter, resume and references to: Director of Education, Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street, Essex CT 06426, jwhitedobbs@ctrivermuseum.org.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Part time
Posted on: 08/22/2016

Museum Educator

Fleming Museum of Art, University of Vermont Burlington, VT
The Fleming Museum of Art seeks a creative and experienced museum educator to develop and lead gallery tours and related art projects for K-12 students, youth groups, and the general public. This position also includes scheduling tours, sending confirmations, purchasing and preparing art materials, and performing other duties as needed. We are looking for a creative individual with an engaging teaching presence who can foster a stimulating and positive learning environment. Job requirements include experience developing interpretive strategies and didactic materials in a museum setting; comfortable with public speaking and strong written and oral communication skills; excellent organizational and interpersonal skills; and knowledge of non-Western art history, anthropology, and educational theory a plus. 9-12 hours a week with the possibility of more based on the tour schedule. Occasional work on weekends. Submit your resume to flemingtours@uvm.edu with "Museum Educator" in the subject line. No phone calls accepted. The University of Vermont is and equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. Posted on: 08/10/2016

Studio Art Educator - Part Time

New Britain Museum of American Art New Britain, CT
Support, assist, and teach education studio programs for youth and families to increase participation among diverse audiences and create optimal conditions for first-hand experiences with art. Responsibilities: General 1. Develop personal knowledge of permanent collection and American art in general to enhance implementation of educational programming. 2. Assist with maintenance and accurate data entry of the Museum’s scheduling database (Altru). 3. Develop and grow relationships with the Museum’s volunteers (especially interns, docents, and studio volunteers). 4. Work as a member of the Education team to collaborate on organization-wide learning and education initiatives. 5. Able to work a flexible schedule that may include some evening and weekend hours required for education programs, outreach, and special events. Family, Youth, and Community Programs 1. Assist, plan, and instruct Youth Drawing 101 and Teen Studio Classes. 2. Assist and/or oversee implementation of school vacation programs Family/Community Days. 3. Instruct children’s studio classes in the absence of teaching artists and/or other education staff. 4. Daily maintenance of ArtLab and ArtLab materials. 5. Inventory, organize, and maintenance of all studio and storage spaces, equipment, and materials. 6. Assist with planning and instruction of after school and community programming initiatives including Girl and Boy Scout programs. 7. Assist with planning and instruction of off-site after school programs as requested. Part-time position: 20-25 hours per week, Thursday evenings required, some weekends. Please visit our website at http://www.nbmaa.org for a complete job description. Please send resume to education @nbmaa.org attn: Linda Mare, Director of Education. Posted on: 08/09/2016

Director of Education

Providence Children's Museum Providence, RI
Providence Children’s Museum seeks an energetic, inspiring leader with demonstrated commitment to children’s play and learning to serve as Director of Education. The Director of Education is primarily responsible for ensuring exceptional programming and facilitation that supports the Museum’s mission and strategic objectives; serves as a leader and expert in developing and implementing a wide range of innovative informal education programs for children ages 1-11 and their caregivers as well as professional development for childcare workers, educators and others; is responsible for ensuring that the Museum serves diverse audiences through high-quality programs both within and beyond its walls; provides strategic leadership interdepartmentally as well as on all of the Education Department’s major initiatives; has key financial responsibilities and assists in securing grants and funding for programs; provides strong leadership and supervision (directly and indirectly) for three full-time employees and approximately 25 volunteers, student interns and AmeriCorps members. Qualifications include: proven track record as a dynamic team leader who can work collaboratively with peers, supervisees and community partners; at least five years in a management position in a museum or similar educational institution; excellent attention to detail while setting priorities, meeting critical deadlines and flexibly solving problems in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment; masters degree in education, museum studies or related field, or equivalent experience; record of accomplishments as an effective manager and educator; strong communication, organizational and interpersonal skills; familiar with child development and learning theory for an informal learning settings. For a full position description including application instructions, visit http://childrenmuseum.org/employment.asp. Posted on: 08/02/2016

Overnight Program Educators

Mystic Seaport Mystic, CT
Mystic Seaport has several seasonal openings for Overnight Program Educators for our Ship to Shore and Anchor Watch programs. The program provides an exciting overnight experience for youth and school groups aboard the full-rigged ship the Joseph Conrad. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Lead tours, outdoor and indoor activities; Supervise guests overnight on board the tall ship JOSEPH CONRAD; Assist in rigging climbing; Assist with cleaning of program facilities; Provide excellent customer service and excellent visitor experiences. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Experience working with children, youth and families in formal or informal settings; College level training is required; background in museum education, maritime history, and/or teaching or youth development experience is preferred; ability to engage students in a dynamic and energetic manner; Demonstrate caring and respectful attitude towards children, youth, and families; Ability to lead education tours of the Museum, indoor/outdoor games and crafts, climb the rigging. For the full job descriptions and application instructions, please visit http://www.mysticseaport.org/about/employment. Contact: human.resources@mysticseaport.org. An EOE. Posted on: 08/02/2016

Exhibits

Interpretive Designer, Old Manse

The Trustees Concord, MA
The Trustees seeks an innovative designer or design team to work collaboratively with us and our architecture firm to create interactive interpretive experiences in a new welcome center at the Old Manse in Concord, Massachusetts. Please visit: http://www.thetrustees.org/oldmanserfp for the full request for proposals and contact information. Responses are due by September 30, 2016.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Contract
Posted on: 09/19/2016

Facilities

No Facilities positions are currently available.

Museum Store

PMA Store Manager

Portland Museum of Art Portland, Maine, ME
The Portland Museum of Art (PMA) is searching for a PMA Store Manager to be responsible for leading the PMA Store operations to broaden the PMA’s audience, strengthen the PMA brand, develop and strengthen constituent relationships, and maximize revenue. The manager will oversee store performance to ensure the store is a profitable earned revenue center for the museum, while also ensuring the store is integrated into the overall visitor experience. 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 . E.O.E.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 09/26/2016

Visitor Services Manager

New England Air Museum Windsor Locks, CT
The New England Air Museum in Windsor Locks seeks an experienced Visitor Services Manager. This position is responsible for the front desk and its part time staff, which includes ticket and museum store sales. This mission-critical position deals directly with visitor needs and serves as the Museum’s weekend manager. It is a full time salaried position with benefits. The work week is Wednesday through Sunday. Requirements include strong communications and people skills, management and retail sales experience. Public programing experience is also a plus. Computer skills, including point-of-sale software are essential. Basic purchasing, inventory management and marketing are desirable. We are seeking experienced applicants only. Located at Bradley International Airport, NEAM is the largest air museum in New England with three public hangars and over 100 aircraft. www.neam.org. Email cover letter and resume to Assistant Director Debbie Reed debbier@neam.org.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
SALARY RANGE: $40,000 - $50,000
Posted on: 09/12/2016

Security

No Security positions are currently available.

Visitor Services

Public Programs Manager

Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society West Hartford, CT
The Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society, the historic birthplace of founding father and lexicographer Noah Webster, in West Hartford, CT, is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Public Programs Manager. The Public Programs Manager oversees the museum’s adult and community programming, including the creation, implementation, and management of programs and events for the public. The Public Programs Manager is responsible for the overall management of interpretive content in the historic house and exhibits, including tour scripts, and the training and supervision of volunteer and paid tour guides. In addition, the Public Programs Manager will assist with marketing and public relations for the museum. 25 hours per week; $14-17.00 per hour, commensurate with experience. BA required; MA preferred. Experience working in house museum preferred. To apply for this position, please send or email your resume and cover letter by September 21, 2016 to: Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society, c/o Jennifer Matos, 227 South Main Street, West Hartford, CT 06107; matosj@noahwebsterhouse.org. For full job description, see the museum’s website: www.noahwebsterhouse.org.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Part time
Posted on: 09/06/2016

Museum Interpreter

Coggeshall Farm Museum Bristol, RI
Coggeshall Farm Museum is looking for part-time staff to interpret and work on the late 18th century farm, garden, and animal husbandry for visitors at our non-profit living history museum and working farm in Bristol, RI. As part of a small and dedicated staff, this position requires a self-motivated, dependable, and outgoing individual. Responsibilities: conduct school tours, regular daily tours, workshops, and special events programming; demonstrate 18th century skills, farm chores, and associated knowledge; provide the visitors with informative, accurate, and engaging information; assist with care for the health, safety, and cleanliness of all animals; assist with basic maintenance of all structures and farm fields; assist with set up, organization, and demonstration for special events
Qualifications: Knowledge of farm animal husbandry or ability to learn; minimum 2 years experience with agricultural presentations, preferably at a historic site is preferred; experience with school tours, outreach programs and special events is preferred; physically able to lift 40lbs, and be on your feet for 2 hours at a time; valid driver’s license with a clear driving record; ability to perform physical labor related to farm work, including the ability to use or learn to use 18th century farm equipment in varying weather conditions; ability to work a flexible schedule, weekends required. TO APPLY: Please submit resume and cover letter to Casey Duckett Interim Executive Director c.duckett@coggeshallfarm.org
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Part time
Posted on: 08/25/2016

Visitor Experience Associate

Boston Children's Museum Boston, MA
Visitor Experience Associates (VEAs) are responsible for promoting a fun learning experience for all visitors with a welcoming, courteous, and professional manner; promoting the Power of Play through programming and visitor engagement; providing 5-Star service to visitors throughout the Museum; performing daily opening/closing duties throughout the Museum such as routine cleaning, restocking, and preparation of program materials; accurately accounting for register drawer at the beginning and end of shift; and participating in regularly scheduled staff meetings and ongoing trainings. VEAs will staff the Admissions Desk and various exhibits throughout the museum. Qualifications: High school diploma or equivalent; some college experience preferred; Advanced course work or experience in customer service, education, family learning, or retail operations preferred; Experience working with young children (ages 0-8) and their families in recreational settings, afterschool programs or classrooms; Previous cash handling experience; Excellent communication skills and ability to interact positively with all visitors, including children, adults, and large groups; Ability to react positively to a rapidly changing environment and make good decisions under pressure; Experience working in a fast-paced, high-volume environment; Ability to work with diverse staff and visitors; Fluency in multiple languages a plus. Hours: Part-time and full-time shifts available. Shifts of 28+ hours per week are benefits eligible. 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.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
SALARY RANGE: $10/hour
Posted on: 08/24/2016

Visitor Services and Event Assistant

Museum of Russian Icons Clinton, MA
The Museum of Russian Icons seeks to fill the position of Visitor Services and Events Assistant. This is a temporary position with the potential for extension. This will include 10-15 regular hours per week including Sundays and additional hours on an on-call basis for rentals and special events. At the Front Desk, the Assistant greets visitors; processes admissions, memberships and program, Shop, and Russian Tea Room sales; answers phone and email inquiries; and completes administrative projects as assigned. For events, the Assistant sets up/breaks down equipment, and facilitates guests’ experience under the direction of the Events Manager. Required skills: commitment to exceptional customer service; ability to multi-task at a busy front desk; team oriented attitude; cash handling and retail experience helpful; flexibility to work evenings and weekends as necessary; ability to lift up to 40 pounds. Anticipated timeframe: October 3, 2016 – February 1, 2017. To apply: email a cover letter and resume to Amy Budge, Visitor Services and Events Manager, abudge@museumofrussianicons.org.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Temporary
SALARY RANGE: Starting rate: $11 per hour
Posted on: 08/22/2016

Museum Technician I

Maine State Museum Augusta, ME
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

Volunteer Services

No Volunteer Services positions are currently available.

Intern/Fellowship, Paid

Collections Cataloger (three positions available)

Fort Ticonderoga Ticonderoga, NY
In support of Fort Ticonderoga’s commitment to preserve and educate, the Institute of Museum and Library Services: Museums For America (IMLS:MFA)-funded collections catalogers will inventory and rehouse Fort Ticonderoga’s collections housed in an on-campus storage facility. These staff members will update and maintain the collections database, inventory and catalog thousands of objects in varying conditions from the 18th through 20th centuries. Applicant must be enthusiastic, energetic, detail-oriented, and have a passion for preservation. Candidate must possess a strong ability to multi-task, follow priorities and schedules, and maintain collections organization in a fast-paced environment. Candidate must be able to work in a myriad of different climates and environments where the collections are housed, be a creative problem-solver, and have an optimistic attitude. Must be able to lift 50 pounds. Previous experience working with collections management databases (PastPerfect) preferred. Applicant will be working in a non-climate-controlled facility with all collections types, including art, textiles, paper, and archaeological specimens. Candidate should possess an interest or demonstrated background in American military and social history and related material culture, particularly as associated with the 18th through early 20th centuries. The three collections catalogers will be key members of the museum’s IMLS:MFA project team. To apply send letter of interest and resume to Miranda Peters, Collections Manager, Fort Ticonderoga Association at P.O. Box 390, 30 Fort Ti Rd., Ticonderoga, NY 12883 or e-mail mpeters@fort-ticonderoga.org. Interviews will take place in-person or via Skype beginning October 3rd and will continue until all positions are filled. Faxed applications may be sent to 518-585-2210. For more information call 518-585-2821. http://www.fortticonderoga.org/from-the-fort/employment
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Temporary
SALARY RANGE: $12/hr
Posted on: 09/26/2016

Contemporary Art Curatorial Fellow

Massachusetts College of Art and Design's Bakalar & Paine Galleries Boston, MA
This part-time administrative position is designed to broaden the experience of graduate students embarking on professional and academic careers in art history, museum studies, or related fields who are considering the museum profession. The Curatorial Fellow will be a key contributor to the Bakalar & Paine Galleries' team. The Fellow will work 1-2 weekdays on site (days/times negotiable) in a fast-paced office environment. Examples of Work: Assists with a broad range of curatorial activities, including exhibition planning and coordination (research, writing, and logistics for upcoming shows), correspondence with artists and galleries, and assistance with gallery publications. Minimum qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Art History, Museum Studies, or related field. Preferred Qualifications: Well-versed in contemporary art, master’s degree (completed or in progress), and previous experience in a professional art gallery or museum setting. The successful candidate must have an interest in contemporary art; familiarity with best practices associated with the operation of a museum/gallery; excellent organizational, time management, interpersonal, and communication skills; flexibility to accomplish time-sensitive tasks and ability to adapt to meet deadlines with little supervision; attention to detail; ability to produce excellent writing; strong proofreading skills; and computer literacy. Salary: $20/hour Hours: 7 hours/week during business hours (days/times negotiable) Duration: ideally mid-October – December 16, 2016 (with the possibility of renewal) Closing date: Open until filled, applications will be reviewed starting September 20, 2016. Please email cover letter and resume (or questions) to darci.hanna@massart.edu, (617-879-7339).
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Part time
SALARY RANGE: $20/hr
Posted on: 09/08/2016

Public Programs Internship - Stipend and Housing Provided

Presidio Trust San Francisco, CA
POSITION OVERVIEW The Presidio Trust Heritage Public Program Intern will assist in the development, execution, and evaluation of public events in the Presidio Officers’ Club. The intern will help the Education staff with the facilitation of family programs on weekends and at special Education events throughout the year. The intern will also welcome visitors to the Officers’ Club at the front desk and in the Heritage Gallery (our main exhibition space), and provide information regarding the Presidio’s past, present, and future. The internship is a career development opportunity designed to give recent graduates a venue for learning and improving skills in public program development, production, marketing, and evaluation; public interpretation of heritage sites; community engagement; customer service; and education. Please go here for full position description and how to apply: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByTtF2j1Im3zR1JqRjd2SGRRMDg/view?usp=sharing Posted on: 08/10/2016

Exibition Internship - Stipend and Housing Provided

Presidio Trust San Francisco, CA
The Presidio Trust Heritage Program Exhibition Intern will support the welcoming initiatives of the Presidio Heritage Program. The intern will be expected to support the state of the art exhibition program at the Presidio Officers’ Club. The intern will work with exhibition team staff to research, write, and develop exhibitions; install and maintain exhibitions; develop supplementary materials such as docent training resources; and assist in the evaluation of exhibitions. The intern will also welcome visitors to the Officers’ Club by providing information to visitors regarding the Officers’ Club and the entire Presidio. The internship is a career development opportunity designed to give recent graduates a venue for improving skills in museum exhibition development, exhibition maintenance and evaluation, customer service, community engagement, and public interpretation of the Presidio’s natural and historic sites. Please go here for full position description and how to apply: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByTtF2j1Im3zVjVEeGJHVXpHbkU/view?usp=sharing Posted on: 08/10/2016

Education Internship - Stipend and Housing Provided

Presidio Trust San Francisco, CA
The Presidio Trust Heritage Education Intern will support the educational initiatives of the Presidio Heritage Program. The intern will be expected to lead both environmental and cultural educational programming in the form of field trips, after school programs, camps, and family events for youth ranging from pre-K through high school as well as for some adult audiences. The intern will also assist the education staff with the development and implementation of new education programs and outreach initiatives. The internship is a career development opportunity designed to give recent graduates a venue for improving skills in informal education, curriculum development, program evaluation, community engagement, and public interpretation of the Presidio’s natural and historic sites. Please go here for more information: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByTtF2j1Im3zZFU0SUVYdUoyT00/view?usp=sharing Posted on: 08/10/2016

Intern, Unpaid

Family & Youth Programs Intern

deCordova Sculpture Park and M Lincoln, MA
DeCordova's Learning and Engagement Department seeks enthusiastic and motivated candidates pursuing art, museum, and/or education degrees or careers to develop and facilitate family and youth programming inspired by the art in the 30-acre Sculpture Park and the changing Museum exhibitions. Responsibilities vary according to the season, but may include: developing and facilitating programs for families, such as drop-in material-based programs, play-based programs for early learners, and school vacation week workshops; researching, designing, and maintaining Family Activity Kits; preparing and working for the hive summer camp; collaborating with educational and community partners; and carrying out a wide variety of day-to-day operations. Qualifications include: strong organizational, written, verbal, and computer skills. Experience working with children and families is preferred. 16 hours per week minimum commitment, including some weekend days required to accommodate family programs. Application: Please submit a cover letter and resume to Sarah Brockway, Manager of Family and Youth Programs at sbrockway@decordova.org.
SALARY RANGE: nterns are unpaid but receive deCordova Membership discounts and benefits.
Posted on: 09/08/2016

Intern

The Dudley Farm Museum Guilford, CT
The Dudley Farm Museum (www.DudleyFarm.com) is a small living history museum in North Guilford, Connecticut seeks to reflect agricultural life common to the area during the late 19th century. The mission is “To preserve, restore, and operate the farm as an historical, educational, and recreational resource.” The museum is conducting a full inventory of its collections; this position seeks an individual to assist with collections management, with special emphasis placed on the many pieces of farm equipment, including both hand tools and large farm equipment. The project will include: physical inventory of collections objects; reconciling objects with available records; photographing objects; basic rehousing and appropriate storage; and cataloguing all information into PastPerfect Museum software. This is an excellent opportunity to work hands-on with materials reflecting rural life of the period, meet volunteers with similar interests, and learn something new each day! Training will be provided. Attention to detail, patience, teamwork skills, and interest in farm life and 19th century history are desirable qualities. The chosen individual must possess the ability to work independently on one's own initiative and as a teammate. Work will be conducted both in the museum office and outside in the barns and sheds on the museum grounds. Literacy in Microsoft Office is required. Prospective applicants should be aware that this Internship is an unpaid, volunteer position, and may require irregular hours on site. Because public transportation does not service the area, a car is a must. Please email letters of inquiry to NGdudleyfarm@gmail.com Posted on: 08/29/2016

Education Intern

The Mary Baker Eddy Library Boston, MA
Responsibilities: The Education Intern will assist the Educational Programs Coordinator in facilitating on-site lessons from visiting schools; developing content and resources for youth programming. including school vacation weeks; doing program research; and supporting outreach efforts. Duties will also include supporting the Programs Team in implementation of the following programs: Opening Our Doors (Columbus Day); Caring for Christmas (December); and regular bi-monthly Storytimes. This Intern will also be trained in presenting guided tours of the Library’s Mapparium exhibit and of additional spaces, specifically geared to tours for K-12 audiences. Additional opportunities may be available to assist with educational programming for general and adult audiences. Qualifications: Applicants should have a background or interest in working with youth audiences and experience in one or more of the following fields: museum education; general education; library science; American history; event planning; customer service. Prior teaching experience in museums, schools, and/or camps is preferred. Interns must be patient with youth audiences, flexible, willing to work in teams, and able to take initiative The Library encourages applicants from all backgrounds to apply for this opportunity. Please note: Library internships are compensated in course credit only. Prospective interns have the responsibility to coordinate internship credit requirements with with advisors. Hours are flexible, Monday through Friday, but ideally interns should be available at least 12 hours per week. To Apply: Please submit a PDF of resume and cover letter, including two professional and/or academic references, by September 1st, 2016. Send to: Marie Palladino Educational Programs Coordinator The Mary Baker Eddy Library palladinom@mbelibrary.org Posted on: 08/12/2016

Volunteer

Visitor Services Greeter and Ticket Checkers

The House of the Seven Gables Salem, MA
We are looking for volunteers to help in the Visitor Center. We would like people to greet our guests and answer questions regarding our site and different sites around Salem to visit as well as places to eat. Also, we need our staff and volunteers to make sure our guests have tickets before entering our property. The volunteer would then explain where they should go for the tour and what they can do before their tour begins.We need people with great customer service skills and a love to work with people. The shifts we are currently looking to fill are 10am-3pm and 3pm-7pm Sunday-Saturday. Please contact Melissa Reynolds at mreynolds@7gables.org or 978-744-0991 ext. 111. “The House of the Seven Gables is committed to the principle of equal opportunity.”
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Temporary
Posted on: 09/26/2016

School Program Volunteer

Manchester Historic Association Manchester, NH
The Manchester Historic Association is looking for new volunteers to lead school programs at our Millyard Museum. Our museum covers 11,000 years of Manchester's history from the Native Americans that once lived here to the 20th century innovators that have come out of the city. School Program Volunteers will help to share Manchester's fascinating history with school groups that visit the Millyard Museum. Volunteers will be provided with all the training they need to lead the multiple programs that we offer to schools. Volunteers should be comfortable working with kids, enthusiastic about history, and available during daytime hours. If interested, please email history@manchesterhistoric.org. Posted on: 08/31/2016

Education and Exhibit Interpretation Volunteer

Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate Boston, MA
The Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate (the EMK Institute) is dedicated to educating the public about our government, invigorating public discourse, encouraging participatory democracy, and inspiring the next generation of citizens and leaders. The EMK Institute for the United States Senate is one of the leading organizations working to turn the tide on civic education. Offering a new model for education and outreach, the EMK Institute invites the American public into the discourse on the challenges facing the nation. The Education & Visitor Experience Volunteer Program will be well suited to those interested in US history, American politics, and civic education. This will be a fantastic opportunity for volunteers to personally curate the legacy of the late Senator Edward M. Kennedy and ensure all our visitors leave EMK with an appreciation for the necessity of civic engagement and the motivation to get involved. Please e-mail volunteer@emkinstitute.org with a resume and cover letter if you have an interest for a volunteer opportunity. Posted on: 08/22/2016

Volunteer Tour Guide and Docent

Paul S. Russell, MD Museum of Medical History and Innovation at Massachusetts General Hospital Boston, MA
We are recruiting new volunteers to help us meet the growing demand for our history tours, technology demonstrations, and school programs. Volunteers welcome visitors in the museum, lead tours of the historical highlights of Mass General’s campus and of the historic Ether Dome, and demonstrate our virtual dissection table. You can expect to work with all ages, with tourists and hospital staff and patients, with locals and visitors with limited English. Some days are fast-paced and busy, while other days are quiet. No special background in history, medicine, or science is required – we will train you! Docents typically have one standing two- or three-hour shift per week; must have some flexibility to cover other shifts. Most of the shifts are during M-F 9-5 business hours, with some Saturday shifts. Must be available a minimum of six months. Send a note explaining your interest and availability to mghhistory@partners.org. Posted on: 08/11/2016

Board Member

No Board Member positions are currently available.

Other

Curator of the Target Studio for Creative Collaboration

Weisman Art Museum MINNEAPOLIS, MN
Curator is to convene and lead creative people to conceive, plan and implement exhibitions, programs, and presentations in the Weisman’s Target Studio for Creative Collaboration. The curator will implement and facilitate the programs of the Target Studio in collaboration with WAM staff. Museum staff, university faculty, staff, and students, and the community are all potential collaborators in the planning and implementation of the exhibitions and programs of the studio. Curator will assist with planning and execution of special educational events, both in conjunction with museum exhibitions and as collaborative opportunities with university and community organizations develop. Skills and Experience Required The development of collaborative projects for Target Studio will require creativity, open mindedness, innovation, and considerable skills in communication and facilitation. REQUIRED: Master's degree or equivalent plus at least 3 years museum experience, or equivalent experience The Curator may come from outside the art, art history, design, or museum fields, but must demonstrate familiarity with contemporary art and design and artists and designers Creativity, open mindedness, innovation, and considerable skills in communication and facilitation Demonstrated experience in collaboration Demonstrated knowledge of developments in contemporary art and design PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: PhD and 5-10 years of museum (or equivalent) experience Ability to successfully communicate and collaborate with a variety of constituents (faculty, staff, students) across many disciplines Experience in overseeing collaborative teams and project budgets Project management experience. To apply All applicants must apply for this position (#313012) through the University of Minnesota’s Human Resources website http://humanresources.umn.edu/jobs
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 09/19/2016

Actor-Seasonal

The House of the Seven Gables Salem, MA
Actor needed for a role in The House of the Seven Gables classic performance of Spirits of the Gables. The role is Judge Jaffrey who is Hepzibah and Clifford's nemesis. The role is outside and requires you to be here every Friday in October, most Saturday, Sunday night before Columbus Day and the Thursday before Columbus Day and Halloween night. We need someone that can commit to all of the performances and a rigorous schedule during the evening. If you are interested please contact Deb Costa at dcosta@7gables.org or call her at 978-744-0991 ext. 130. “The House of the Seven Gables is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity.”
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Temporary
SALARY RANGE: Given upon request
Posted on: 09/12/2016

Digital Media Specialist

Yale University New Haven, CT
Reporting to the Museum’s Director of Public Programs, provide leadership in the development, design, implementation, support, and assessment of digital resources for all Museum audiences, working with Museum staff and faculty curators. Required Education and Experience: Bachelor’s degree and three to five years of web-based programming experience or an equivalent combination of knowledge and experience.Qualifications: Skilled with tools for web authoring and multimedia production (such as Dreamweaver, Flash and Javascript); for scripting (such as Python and Perl), and for database interface development (such as PHP, mySQL and Ruby). Skilled with tools for workflow and content management such as Drupal, GIT and JIRA. Skilled with tools for video production and editing such as Final Cut Pro. Forward-thinking attitude toward visitor experience, education, and exhibition-based technologies (both touchscreen kiosk-based and handheld devices). Demonstrated ability and interest in tracking, learning, and applying emerging technologies (e.g., iBeacon) and their use and evaluation. Preferred Education, Experience and Skills: Experience in museum-based or other formal/informal educational setting. Experience with user-oriented design, digital asset management, online instruction, and informatics. Demonstrated experience in developing and supporting creative and innovative digital educational products. Application: For more information and immediate consideration, please apply online at www.yale.edu/jobs - the STARS req ID for this position is 38476BR. Please be sure to reference this website when applying for this position. AA/EEO – M/F/Disability/Veteran Posted on: 08/04/2016

Museum Event Director

Metropolitan Waterworks Museum Chestnut Hill, MA
We are looking for a creative, goal oriented, team player to fill the role of Event Director. The Museum is a young organization and needs an individual who will encourage membership, engagement and programming related to our mission as well as work with the staff to produce two large fundraising events per year. The museum is also used as a venue for private and business events for which the Museum has two event managers to oversee the evening and weekend affairs. Must have the following: ability to interact effectively with a diverse range of people. Manage multiple priorities, work independently but also as part of a small staff in a collaborative environment. Manage event invoicing using QuickBooks, work closely with Outreach and Development manager on annual appeal, sponsorships for fundraising events, membership, and donor engagement. Ability to sell events at the MWM and fundraise with support from ED. Cultivate and maintain relationships with the Museum’s vendors. Assist the ED in reaching out to potential donors and sponsors. Able to utilize social media to drive membership, private events and development goals. Requirements: Bachelor’s degree, 4+ years of experience in any or all of the following areas: event planning, sales, marketing and nonprofit fundraising. Excellent project management and organizational skills. Working knowledge of or willingness to learn QuickBooks. Salaried position at 20 hours per week. Please send a cover letter, resume and three professional references to Barbara.Elfman@waterworksmuseum.org with Events Director in subject line. Posted on: 08/03/2016