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Executive Director

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


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

Executive Director

Redwood Library & Athenaeum Newport, RI
POSITION DESCRIPTION Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director of the Redwood Library & Athenæum is responsible for the leadership and management of the entire organization. Responsibilities include: ensuring implementation of the Board’s strategic focus, fundraising, administrative staff supervision, strategic planning, financial management, overseeing outreach programs, forming partnerships with other organizations, oversight of marketing activities (including print and digital), and community and donor relations. Go to for full description Posted on: 07/15/2014

Executive Director

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

Executive Director

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

Corning Museum of Glass Deputy Director, Collections, Research & Exhibitions

Corning Museum of Glass Corning, NY
The Deputy Director, Collections, Research & Exhibitions (Deputy Director) is a new position at the Corning Museum of Glass, reporting to and serving as a strong administrative and creative partner to the Executive Director, who will be assuming the duties of President. Reporting to the Deputy Director will be 8 departments including education, conservation, media, library, digital, collections & exhibitions and studio glass. CMoG includes the 167,000 s.f. Museum, the Rakow Research Library and The Studio, a hands-on glassmaking facility. In March 2015 a new wing will open with a 26,000 s.f. gallery for contemporary art in glass and a 500-seat amphitheater. The Museum will encompass over 325,000 s.f., with 96,000 s.f. of exhibition space. Education programs embrace the art and science of glass. CMoG welcomes approximately 400,000 visitors a year. CMoG has a budget of $50 million, full-time staff of 150, and 17 trustees. The successful candidate will have ten years of senior-level experience in an art museum or comparable institution; leadership skills, financial and strategic planning skills and technical literacy, programmatic creativity, passion for art and significant knowledge of the art museum world. Master’s in art history or relevant field required; PhD preferred. Recommendations and/or statements of interest, including current resume, should be electronically sent to: Freda Mindlin or Nancy Kaufman Opportunity Resources Inc. (212) 744-4409 Posted on: 07/02/2014

Development Office Coordinator

Florence Griswold Museum Old Lyme, CT
Art museum has opening to support a comprehensive fundraising program. Duties include database gift entry, donor communications, and help with special events. Requires strong database and writing skills, attention to detail, and ability to work well as part of a team. College degree preferred. Some evening and weekend events. This full-time position offers a competitive salary and generous benefits. Please send cover letter and resume to or to Assistant to the Director, Florence Griswold Museum, 96 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT 06371. Posted on: 06/25/2014

President and CEO

Highfield Hall & Gardens Falmouth, MA
Highfield Hall & Gardens is a thriving historic landmark and cultural center located in Falmouth, Massachusetts, offering exhibits, programs and events year-round. Highfield is searching for a President and CEO who will drive the organization to its next level. Working closely with the Board of Trustees, the President is responsible for the oversight of all program and fiscal matters, including fundraising, marketing, budget preparation, staff supervision, and special events. Applicants should have strong management, personnel and fundraising skills, and be committed to program and audience development. The successful candidate will be an effective communicator, have an outstanding record with private and corporate fundraising, and be committed to building a strong donor base. The leadership of dedicated staff and volunteers, in concert with the implementation of programs and exhibits, is required. In addition, the ability to maintain and pursue community partnerships is a must. Preferred qualifications include an advanced degree with five to ten years of administrative and fundraising experience in an entrepreneurial setting. Salary is commensurate with experience. Limited benefits. To reply, send cover letter and resume, in confidence, to, or to Search Committee – HH&G, Box 487, W. Falmouth, MA 02574-0487. Please see the website for additional information: Posted on: 06/18/2014

Director, Thorne-Sagendorph Art Gallery

Keene State College Keene, NH
Keene State College seeks a dynamic Director to bring artistic vision and leadership, and administrative experience to the Thorne-Sagendorph Art Gallery, beginning January 1, 2015. The Director must be an engaging leader, capable of building relationships with a wide range of constituents including faculty, students, staff, community members, and donors. The gallery celebrates its fiftieth anniversary in 2015, and the Director will play a central role in related exhibits, programming and community engagement. We are committed to diversity and multiculturalism, and strongly encourage individuals to apply who will contribute to the College’s ongoing efforts to provide opportunities to help students become responsible global citizens. Master’s Degree in Art History, Museum Studies, Curatorial Studies, Studio Art or related field; at least five years of museum/gallery curatorial experience at a level appropriate to the position’s responsibilities; Starting salary commensurate with qualifications and experience, complemented by a generous benefits package. Application: Apply online at: View complete expanded position description, responsibilities, and qualifications at Applicants should be prepared to upload the following documents when applying online: •Letter of application addressing the above responsibilities and qualifications •Resume •Contact information for three (3) references Keene State College is located in the center of New England in the beautiful Monadnock region. Art centers of Boston, Montreal, New York City and North Adams are 2-4 hours away. Keene State College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and is engaged in an effort to build a community that reflects the diversity of society. Posted on: 06/16/2014



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


The Hyde Collection Glens Falls, NY
RESPONSIBILITIES: Collections: Oversees care, preservation, exhibition, and loan of objects in collection. Ensures proper handling, security, storage, documentation, and inventory of objects. Develops text, labels, and catalogue entries. Acts as courier. Researches, lectures, and writes about collection. Seeks gifts or purchases to collection. Prepares and presents research related to gifts, acquisitions, or deaccessions to trustees and director. Exhibitions: Creates exhibition program including selection and negotiation of loans and creation and implementation of exhibit design, installation, wall text, and labels. Researches and writes catalogues, brochures, and presentations. Creates multi-year exhibition schedules with budgets. Inter-disciplinary: With other department heads, collaborates on gallery tours, fundraising events, publicity, programming and docent training. Assists in cultivation of collectors and donors. Writes content for grants and participates in Travel Program. Administrative: Provides immediate supervision to staff and volunteers. Creates and administers department budgets, holds planning meetings, and attends staff meetings. Represents the museum. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: art history or fine arts, with proficiency in American and European art (historic, modern and contemporary); proficiency in decorative arts and textiles a bonus. At least three years curatorial experience in an art museum with record of exhibitions and publications. Knowledge of Gallery Systems’ TMS software. Demonstrated ability to write effectively and public speaking skills. Knowledge of collections care and documentation issues. Experience managing staff and budgets. Application deadline is August 22, 2014. Cover letter, resume, writing samples, and letters of recommendation should be submitted (email preferred) to: Lynne Mason; Posted on: 07/21/2014

Collections and Archives Manager

Saco Museum Saco, ME
The Dyer Library/Saco Museum seeks a motivated and experienced Collections and Archives Manager who will be responsible for the oversight and preservation of the DLSM's permanent object and archival collections. Primary responsibilities include accessioning and cataloguing collections objects and archival materials, processing incoming/outgoing loans, maintaining cataloguing records in Past Perfect, performing basic preventative conservation care, and monitoring environmental conditions in the museum and its collections. The Collections Manager also assists with exhibition development and implementation as well as managing a small museum gift shop. The successful candidate will have a solid knowledge of collection development and management systems, strong oral and written communication skills, and the ability to work both independently and as an effective team member. Excellent customer service skills and a willingness to share information with the public are essential. Candidates should have a BA in history, art history, and/or museum studies or a related field, or a relevant combination of education and experience. Completion of a graduate program is preferred. 37.5 hours per week with occasional evenings and weekends as required. Benefit package. Hourly rate $15-16 based on experience. Please email cover letter and resume to Tara Raiselis at Open application through Friday August 8th, 2014. Posted on: 07/11/2014

Museum Registrar (temporary)

Bellarmine Museum of Art Fairfield, CT
The Bellarmine Museum of Art (BMA) at Fairfield University (Fairfield, CT) seeks a Museum Registrar, for a temporary position. The Registrar will support the BMA and the Thomas J. Walsh Art Gallery’s exhibitions programs by overseeing and managing all aspects of the museum’s permanent collections care, safety and documentation, in compliance with professional museum standards. The Registrar will also manage and maintain a database of the BMA collection and the University art collection, using embARK, as well as arrange national and international loans and monitor environmental conditions in all galleries. Registrar will also manage a traveling exhibition. The Registrar will report to the Interim Director of the museum, and will supervise an undergraduate museum intern, as well as a team of student gallery attendants. The anticipated start date for the position is August 18, 2014, and the projected end date for this position is December 31, 2014. Qualified applicants should submit a letter outlining their interest and qualifications for this position, resume or CV, and three references by visiting our website at under Staff Opportunities and following our online application instructions. Posted on: 07/08/2014

Oral History Intern

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


Natick Historical Society Natick, MA
Founded in 1870 and located in the MetroWest area of Massachusetts, Natick Historical Society celebrates the town’s rich history through a varied collection and educational programs. The NHS seeks a part-time Curator to collaborate in moving the organization forward in its collection management and program goals. The Curator will manage the preservation, interpretation, exhibition and storage of its object collections, and will be a partner in managing the archival collections. Duties include: • Work closely with the director and board in carrying out the vision for the collections according to policy; • Work with volunteers who aid in curatorial and program activities; • Keep collections records, including accessions, cataloging and maintaining the existing collections database and research files; • Design 1 - 2 temporary exhibits per year and redesign and install some permanent exhibits; • Research collections and share findings in articles and presentations; • Collaborate to enhance and present educational programs. This is a year-round, 18 hour per week position. Occasional evening and weekend work required. Requirements: Minimum of B.A. in museum studies, history or related field with at least one year of experience preferred; knowledge of the principles and practices of collections management; experience in database administration (especially Past Perfect); proficiency with MS Office and with other graphics programs a plus; fluent writing and speaking skills. Ability to work cooperatively with staff and volunteers; excellent time management, accountability, creativity, and independent judgment. To apply: Please send a resume and cover letter via e-mail to: Ms. Jane Hennedy, Executive Director at by July 16, 2014. Posted on: 06/26/2014

Curator of Collections

Rockwell Museum Corning, NY
The Rockwell Museum in Corning, New York, created in 1976, has one of the finest collections of art of the American West. The state-of-the-art facility houses the 2,000-works in a 25,000 s.f. building with 8,000 feet of gallery space. The Museum’s mission is to engage the public and the scholarly community to further understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of the culture and traditions of the American West and Native Americans. The Curator of Collections will be pivotal in shaping expanded interpretation to situate the art of the American West within the greater context of American art. The Museum is accredited by American Alliance of Museums. It operates with an annual budget of $1.5 million, sixteen Board members and a staff of fifteen. The Curator of Collections is a member of the Executive Director’s management team, providing leadership, vision and creativity for curatorial excellence, recommending acquisitions, representing the Museum professionally and in the broader community, managing staffs and budgets and actively cultivating donors for acquisition funds and gifts of art. At least 5 years of senior curatorial and collections management experience at an art museum required. Master’s degree in art history or related field required; publications experience desirable. In depth knowledge of American art required; knowledge of Western and/or Native American art is a plus. Address inquiries and recommendations in confidence, to the retained search consultants (e-mails preferred): Freda Mindlin or Nancy Kaufman Opportunity Resources Inc. 196 East 75th Street, Suite 14H New York, NY 10021* (212) 744-4409 * Posted on: 06/12/2014

Development and Marketing

Development Coordinator

New England Historic Genealogical Society Boston, MA
The Development Coordinator is an integral position on a team of fundraising professionals who strengthen relationships and maximize philanthropy at the New England Historic Genealogical Society. As the leader of the donor management system, he/she is responsible for the integrity of all donor data management, including pledge and gift entry, accurate donor record keeping, event registration, timely gift acknowledgements for all areas of giving, and monthly pledge reminders. The position will support all fundraising activities promoted by the Society, including restricted projects, development staff travel, donor contact/correspondence/recognition, special events, and the creation of related printed materials. Other responsibilities include generating reports, coordinating the Annual Report, various writing assignments, and interdepartmental coordination, especially with the Member Services and Finance teams. The ideal candidate will exhibit initiative and a high level of responsibility. The job demands excellent interpersonal and written skills, the ability to work within a collaborative team structure, the ability to meet deadlines, skill with detailed and analytical work, a high level of discretion and knowledge of fundraising ethics, and evidence that he/she will support the active and meaningful relationships NEHGS shares with its donors and members. He/she should be experienced with all aspects of fundraising (or similar) software. Candidate should have 3-5 years of experience in a related field. Please send resume and cover letter to Michelle Major, Human Resources Coordinator, Posted on: 07/09/2014


DIRECTOR OF MARKETING AT REGIONAL ART MUSEUM: Newport Art Museum seeks dynamic Director of Marketing to join its senior leadership team. Reporting to the Executive Director, he/she develops the strategies that articulate the Museum’s mission in the context of 21st century audiences (members, students, visitors and donors); oversees all marketing and advertising of strategic initiatives and annual programs, events, classes and exhibitions; edits the tri-annual Museum Newsletter and monthly newspaper column; develops media sponsorship relationships and creates an annual advertising schedule of in-kind and paid advertising; interfaces with vendors for advertising product, signage, website development; and, oversees data tracking and analysis. Requirements: 3-5 years marketing experience at an art museum or similar nonprofit; Master’s degree in museum/arts administration, museum studies, public humanities, marketing, journalism or equivalent or equivalent combination of academic and professional experience in a nonprofit setting; experience and ability to write about the fine arts, art education, museum programs and community impact of the arts; knowledge and experience writing reports, press releases, advertisements, print collateral, email marketing; demonstrated ability to set goals, manage multiple projects and achieve results in a fast-paced environment; excellent oral presentation and interpersonal skills; collaborative work-style; experience with website management, Microsoft Office, Adobe InDesign, social media and email marketing systems, data management; experience with budget planning and implementation. Competitive salary and benefits, commensurate with experience. EOE. Applications accepted until position is filled. Please send cover letter, resume, sample of writing and salary requirements electronically to: Elizabeth Goddard, Executive Director Posted on: 07/07/2014

Development Coordinator

deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum Lincoln, MA
The Development Coordinator is an integral member of deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum’s fundraising efforts. Working closely with the Deputy Director for External Affairs and the Museum’s Development team, the Development Coordinator is responsible for providing support for all of deCordova’s fundraising efforts to include: • Manage, maintain, and update the Raiser’s Edge donor database; • Process, track, and file all philanthropic gifts; • Create timely and accurate tax-acknowledgement letters and reminders for all gifts and pledges; • Generate financial reports for External Affairs and senior staff as well as for reconciliation with Finance Department; • Coordinate and support committee meetings • Provide excellent customer service to donors • Assist with prospect research as needed; • Manage and execute VIP exhibition opening receptions and other donor cultivation/stewardship events throughout the year in conjunction with the Head of Special Events & Rentals; • Work closely with the Development Program Manager to plan and execute the Annual Benefit and Auction To view the full job description & position requirements, visit This position is full-time, salaried, exempt and benefits eligible The salary for this position is commensurate with experience. Interested individuals should send a cover letter and resume to: When applying by email, include “Development Coordinator” in subject line of email. Applications may be mailed to: deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Attn: Human Resources, 51 Sandy Pond Road, Lincoln, MA 01773. Please, no phone calls. Posted on: 07/02/2014

Marketing and Events Director

Old South Meeting House Boston, MA
Old South Meeting House, a busy museum, National Historic Landmark and active gathering place for civic dialogue and free expression in downtown Boston, seeks energetic and enthusiastic professional to promote the museum, its exhibits and programs to tourist and local audiences, and develop, market and manage a busy schedule of facility rentals, including wedding ceremonies, corporate events and programs with non-profit organizations. This key position works as part of small professional staff to develop, implement, evaluate and strengthen all marketing and publicity initiatives in alignment with museum’s mission and strategic goals. Responsibilities include developing and implementing comprehensive publicity and marketing plans, directing facility rentals from first contact to post-event wrap up and developing strong strategic partnerships to increase museum visibility and fund operations. Seeking positive and collaborative professional with: 3 + years related experience; excellent writing, editing and organizational skills; track record of managing events and strategic relationships; professional and flexible manner; ability to be both a self-starter and team player and interact effectively with diverse range of people; ability to function in a collaborative environment and manage multiple priorities. Museum experience and interest in history and/or free speech a plus. Salaried full time position requiring some evening and occasional weekend hours as needed. To apply: Send cover letter, resume, writing sample and 3 references to marked “Marketing & Events Search” or to Old South Meeting House 310 Washington Street Boston MA 02108 More info at No phone calls please. Posted on: 07/02/2014

External Affairs Officer

Lyman Allyn Art Museum New London , CT
The Lyman Allyn Art Museum, an AAM-accredited institution serving New London and Southeastern Connecticut as a vibrant arts and cultural center, seeks an experienced External Affairs Officer for a permanent part-time (24 hours/week) position. Occasional weekend/evening hours required. Reporting to the Museum Director and within approved budget guidelines, this senior staff member will implement excellent and comprehensive programs to dramatically increase the visibility and stature of the Lyman Allyn Art Museum.The ideal candidate has a BA in the Humanities, although a Masters in Museum Studies or Non-Profit Administration is preferred. Demonstrable success in fundraising experience is required. Applicant must be an energetic, ambitious, goal-oriented and a creative self-starter who possesses the ability to work both independently and collaboratively. Review of applications will begin July 21, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. Please send cover letter and resume with references to: Search Committee, Lyman Allyn Art Museum, 625 Williams Street, New London, CT 06320. Applications may also be filed via email to The Lyman Allyn Art Museum is an equal opportunity employer. Posted on: 07/01/2014

Director of Development

Penobscot Marine Museum Searsport, ME
Penobscot Marine Museum in Searsport, ME seeks an experienced professional to lead our fundraising efforts. This position is responsible for the annual appeal and donor stewardship; major fundraising events; grants management and foundation relations; and support for our trustee fundraising efforts. A strong candidate will have work experience in a mid-size nonprofit organization, a record of meeting fundraising targets, and demonstrated ability to guide others in successful campaigns. She/he will have broad functional knowledge of fundraising practices and the ability to manage annual and long-term fundraising programs. Familiarity with coastal Maine and the Maine philanthropic community is preferred. Experience with GiftWorks and auction software a plus. Facility with Microsoft Office and use of the internet is essential. The position is 30 hrs/wk, salaried exempt with benefits. A flexible work schedule includes some evenings and weekends. Reliable transportation and willingness to travel in the coastal Maine area necessary. Applicants should review our website at and our Guidestar entry to familiarize themselves with the museum’s activities, collections, and mission. A more detailed position description is posted at To apply, send resume and letter of interest to, or mail to Catherine Moore, Penobscot Marine Museum, PO Box 498, Searsport, ME 04974. Position open until filled. Posted on: 06/06/2014

Public Programs and Marketing Assistant

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Boston, MA
This position provides key support for the Gardner Museum’s Public Programs and Marketing Departments, and acts as a liaison between the two departments. Organized and creative, the Public Programs and Marketing Assistant is a key player in the planning and implementation of museum events and marketing activities, ranging from organizing and staffing Third Thursdays and other evening events to managing project schedules for advertising and marketing campaigns. To apply or for more information about this position, see our full posting at: Posted on: 06/04/2014


Head of Educaton

Connecticut Public Affairs Network - CT Old State House Hartford, CT
Head of Education Connecticut’s Old State House CT’s Old State House seeks an energetic, innovative and experienced Head of Education to join a museum education team that works in a fluid, collaborative environment to strengthen Connecticut’s connection to place through history, civics, citizenship and government. One of the state’s most iconic buildings, the Old State House serves thousands of students, tourists and residents through signature school and public programs, farmers markets and History Day in CT and is poised to build on its success with new programming and outreach. Position Overview The Head of Education manages, develops, implements and evaluates Old State House participatory educational programs for students, teachers and youth groups and oversees guided and self-guided services for the public. Working with the Executive Director and the Head of Public Programs, the ideal candidate will ensure that OSH programs use best practices in museum education to support the new Connecticut social studies frameworks and to engage the public in meaningful ways. The Head of Education must possess the imagination and drive to develop strategic partnerships and programs that will significantly increase public exposure and use of this major American historic site. Minimum Requirements • Minimum of a MA degree in Museum Education, Public History, History, Art History or related discipline • Management experience to lead a team of 3 full-time and one part-time employee, plus any number of student interns • 5 – 7 years’ experience in museum education programming, research, development and implementation. (Some living history experience helpful.) • High-energy, positive, enthusiastic and creative personality with the proven ability to successfully and diplomatically work with diverse audiences, collaborators and vendors • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail. Experience managing schedules and related logistics • Ability to work in a fluid, collaborative environment where all staff provides front-line visitor service as needed • Superior written and oral communication skills; excellent PC skills • Being an exempt salaried, supervisory position, you must be willing to work a flexible schedule which may include evenings, weekends and holidays as scheduled or required In addition to competitive pay, we offer excellent benefits including a flexible medical insurance plan, paid life and dental insurance, a retirement savings plan with company match, free parking, and 12 paid holidays per year. Relocation assistance is not available. Connecticut’s Old State House is managed and operated by the Connecticut Public Affairs Network, Inc. (CPAN), a Hartford-based nonprofit organization founded to educate and connect Connecticut citizens with state government. If interested, please e-mail your resume and cover letter to: with "Head of Education" as the subject line. We will contact only those respondents who meet our criteria. Educational and community programming is managed at Connecticut’s Old State House by CPAN, the Connecticut Public Affairs Network, Inc. Please visit our website: Follow us on Facebook and Twitter CPAN, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer M/F/V/H CPAN, Inc. is Committed to Maintaining a Drug-Free Workplace Posted on: 07/17/2014

Brucemobile Instructor

Bruce Museum Greenwich, CT
The Bruce Museum, located in Greenwich Connecticut, seeks Instructors for the Brucemobile, an educational outreach program that travels to classrooms to conduct science and art enrichment. Offered to students in grades Pre-K to 12, each program is developmentally appropriate and consists of a lesson and hands-on learning activity. All programs are inquiry based and include Museum artifacts and specimens. The Brucemobile Instructor is a per diem position with variable hours. Instructors receive payment on a per-class basis. Qualifications: • Bachelor’s Degree in art, science, history, education or museum studies required. Teaching experience preferred. • Unattended mobility required in object handling, ability to drive the museum vehicles and visit facilities unequipped. • Current driver’s license. Primary Responsibilities: The Instructor is responsible for teaching the Museum’s outreach programs. This includes: • Researching background information to build an understanding of program content and materials. • Preparing for each class; including assembly and return of materials in a careful and timely fashion. • Loading, unloading and driving Brucemobile vehicles with collection objects and program materials. Schedule: • The Bruce Museum offers outreach educational programs Monday through Friday and on occasional weekends between the hours of 9 am and 5 pm. The Museum will provide individualized training for the position. For more information or to send a cover letter and resume, please contact Kathleen Holko, Manager of School and Tour Services, by phone (203) 413-6741 or by email: Posted on: 07/17/2014

Science Educator, AmeriCorps Service Member

Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium St. Johnsbury, VT
The Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium seeks a qualified individual to assist the education team in a variety of science program areas for one full year. Position Description: As an AmeriCorps Member Program Associate, you will share responsibility for providing and developing educational programs to students and the general public. Duties will include planetarium-based program design and presentations, outdoor astronomy programming, and other educational programming and initiatives as assigned. As part of the Museum’s science education team, your goal is to inspire wonder in the natural world for Museum visitors. The right candidate is a self-starter who has experience working with kids, working with a public audience, is both familiar with and comfortable spending time in the out-of-doors, is a problem-solver, thinks quick on their feet, is patient and supportive of the visitors we serve, is (or strives to be) a creative educator, and is committed to clear and effective communication. Interest in natural history is a plus. Length of Service: Full time position completing 1700 total hours, to be served from September 2014 through August 2015. Can be a two-year position, subject to renewal by the Executive Director. Payment is a stipend through AmeriCorps that includes health insurance and an education award: Schedule: Tuesdays through Saturdays Application Deadline: August 15, 2014 Please submit resume and contact information for three professional references, to Leila Nordmann, Director of Programs at Or mail to: Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium 1302 Main Street St. Johnsbury, VT 05819 Posted on: 07/16/2014

Education Coordinator

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

Director of Education and Public Programs

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

Education Programs Sales Representative

Mystic Seaport Museum Mystic, CT
The Education Programs Sales Representative position is a regular full-time, exempt position responsible for developing and implementing marketing strategies for the K-12 education programs at Mystic Seaport, including summer camps, school and youth group overnight programs, in-school programs, primary source workshops, digital programs, Planetarium programs, and school field trips. This position is responsible for increasing the revenue for these programs in partnership with the Director of Education. Position is a three year, grant-funded position. Responsibilities: • Develop and maintain relationships with teachers and school administrators • Work to develop education program packages • Identify and develop local and national markets for Virtual Education Programs and Mystic Seaport for Educators website • Prepare and deliver presentations • Increase promotion of annual Educators’ Weekend • Implement postcard and education brochure mailings • Promote our education programs on Mystic Seaport’s social media channels Required Qualifications: • Excellent presentation and project management skills • Sales experience • Superb time management, organizational, and follow-up skills • Excellent customer service skills • Well-developed communication skills via phone, email, and in-person • Self-directed team player who can manage multiple priorities • Strong computer skills • BA/BS in related field Preferred Qualifications: • Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge database and Net Community eblast software • Prior classroom teacher experience • Experience in a museum/non-profit environment and/or educational programs To apply: Please submit a Mystic Seaport application (found at, resume, and cover letter to OR to Mystic Seaport PO Box 6000 Mystic, CT 06355 Attn: Human Resources. Closing date is 8/1/14. An EOE. Posted on: 07/01/2014

Educator Specialist

Mystic Seaport Museum Mystic, CT
The Educator Specialist is a regular, part-time role that will assist in the implementation of Mystic Seaport’s Anchor Watch program. The Anchor Watch program provides an exciting overnight experience for youth groups aboard the full-rigged ship the JOSEPH CONRAD. Programs are held on Friday and Saturday evenings in the fall and spring. Responsibilities: • Lead tours, outdoor and indoor games and activities, scout activities and workshops • Supervise guests overnight on board the JOSEPH CONRAD • Assist in rigging climbing • Manage student cleaning of program facilities • Provide excellent customer service and excellent visitor experiences • Contribute to the development of new programs and enhancement of existing programs Qualifications: • Experience working with children, youth and families in formal or informal settings; ability to engage students in a dynamic and energetic manner • Demonstrate ability to communicate effectively and work with diverse staff across the Museum as well as external customers • Absolute reliability, punctuality and positive attitude • College level training is required; background in museum education, maritime history, or youth development experience is preferred • Willingness to work a highly flexible schedule corresponding to the needs of the Museum • Deliver programs in venues that can be cold, wet, hot, or dirty; work outside in all weather • Late nights, early mornings, overnight on the JOSEPH CONRAD primarily on Friday and Saturday nights To apply: Please submit a Mystic Seaport application (found at, resume, and cover letter to OR to Mystic Seaport PO Box 6000 Mystic, CT 06355 Attn: Human Resources. An EOE. Posted on: 06/30/2014

Education Director

Institute for American Indian Studies Museum and Research Center New Preston, CT
EDUCATION DIRECTOR Institute for American Indian Studies Museum and Research Center Washington, CT The Education Director is a highly visible position, and is essential to the Institute for American Indian Studies Museum and Research Center as the voice to help share and promote the spirit of the First Peoples. This position is responsible for creating a welcoming and memorable experience for visitors of all ages who associate with the Institute. The Education Director is responsible for the scheduling, development, facilitation, and evaluation of the Museum’s educational programming. Types of programming include but are not limited to: Pre-K – 12 school experiences and outreach, children’s summer programming, scout programming, adult classes and/or lectures, and other public events as scheduled. Ideal candidate possesses experience with youth, adult, and school audiences, organizational, written, and oral communications skills, ability to multi-task, mature and outgoing personality, and enjoyment in interacting with the public, volunteers, and working cooperatively with staff. Previous experiences in the museum and/or education field, and interpretation is required/preferred; social media, promotional, and marketing experiences a plus. The Institute for American Indian Studies Museum and Research Center is a private, non-profit organization that seeks to preserve, share, and promote the spirit of the First Peoples of the Northeast. Our archaeological and ethnographic collections span 12,000 years of human history, with a focus in the American Northeast. Please send cover letter, resume, and three professional references to Laurie Lamarre, Closing date is 8/1/2014. Posted on: 06/27/2014

Manager of Family & Youth Programs

deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum Lincoln, MA
Overview: New England’s only Sculpture Park and Museum located on thirty rolling acres west of Boston seeks innovative, energetic, and experienced Manager of Family and Youth Programs (MFYP) to continue to grow its programming for children, youth, families, and parents. The position develops and facilitates indoor and outdoor programs, participatory opportunities, and take-home resources that foster understanding, engagement, and continued curiosity about the contemporary artworks on view and the natural landscape. Following a collaborative, interdisciplinary, materials-based approach to understanding art and the environment, the MFYP works with the Learning and Engagement team, other deCordova staff, and invited guests to create engaging and educational programs for families with early learners and with children of all ages, an art and nature summer camp, and parent workshops. Responsibilities: The Manager of Family and Youth Programs develops, coordinates, and facilitates guided and self-guided programs and events targeted to families and youth. The position takes the primary lead on the development, structuring, hiring, and management of school vacation programs and the hive summer camp. The position works in collaboration with Learning and Engagement staff, Visitor Services, and outside partners to facilitate programs, and works collaboratively with all museum staff to develop an overall strategy and plan to engage museum audiences. Also included in the position are: projects and team meetings with the on-site, Reggio Emilia-inspired Lincoln Nursery School and training Museum Guides and staff in family learning and access. For a complete position description, visit Qualifications: Qualified candidates will have received BA/BS degree and preferably also have a Masters degree in Museum Education, Early Childhood Education, Art Education, or equivalent experience. A minimum of 3 years of museum education experience, experience developing materials-based programs for children and families, and experience with a 50-participant program are required. Also integral to the position are: strong organizational abilities, extreme attention to detail, a collaborative working style, demonstrated management and communication skills, working knowledge of image and design software, and ability to lift 25 pounds and navigate deCordova’s 30 indoor and outdoor acres. DeCordova is an equal opportunity employer. Please send cover letter, resume, and work samples to When applying by email, include “Manager of Family and Youth Programs” in subject line of email. Applications may be mailed to: deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Attn: Human Resources, 51 Sandy Pond Road, Lincoln, MA 01773. Please, no phone calls. Posted on: 06/26/2014

Adult Programs Coordinator

Peabody Essex Museum Salem, MA
The Peabody Essex Museum is seeking an enthusiastic, passionate and collaborative Adult Programs Coordinator (APC). Responsibilities include conceiving, developing and implementing innovative public programs for new audiences, including adults ages 45 and under, digital/innovation audiences, and DIY/maker audiences. The position creates participatory programming aligned with the museum’s mission and connected to its collections and exhibitions. The successful candidate strategically identifies program types and formats that engage audiences, foster creative expression, offer multiple perspectives and access points, and create opportunities for the exchange of ideas. The APC also spearheads strategic partnerships with outside organizations to secure presenters and connect to new audiences. The APC works closely with internal staff to ensure smooth, efficient program promotion, logistics, funding and sponsorship. Bachelor’s degree required with graduate work in art education, art or museum studies preferred. 2-5 years’ experience coordinating programs and performing similar responsibilities is essential. Museum experience or familiarity with museum, arts and culture programs is preferred. The ideal candidate will display a commitment to working with diverse communities and represent PEM and its programs in the community. Flexibility, positive attitude and the ability to work as a member of a team are essential. Computer skills are required along with familiarity of AV equipment including mobile devices. The APC must be able to work a varied schedule including weekend and evening hours. Please send resume with cover letter and salary requirements by email to PEM is committed to diversity among its employees and encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply. Posted on: 06/23/2014

Manager of Youth and School Programs

Heritage Museums & Gardens Sandwich, MA
Heritage Museums & Gardens seeks a creative and high energy Manager of Youth and School Programs. Education is changing. We are looking for someone who embraces the new while understanding the tried and true. The position is responsible for designing and implementing formal education programs for K-12 and informal learning opportunities for kids and families at our idyllic 100 acre site on Cape Cod. This is an opportunity to innovate and to make a difference in the lives of kids and families. Bachelors or higher in related field required. Understanding of how public and private school systems work and how to communicate effectively with teachers a must. Creativity, a working knowledge of the appropriate uses of technology in education needed. Connection to best practices in the museum field for the delivery of high impact, memorable family experiences desired. Apply by July 15 to Send us a resume and examples of your best stuff. Posted on: 06/20/2014

Historic House Guide

Wentworth Lear Historic Houses Portsmouth, NH
Did you know that the Wentworth-Gardner mansion is considered the finest example of Georgian architecture in the United States, or that George Washington described Tobias Lear as "a person who possesses my entire friendship & confidence"? Do you want to help the Wentworth Lear Historic Houses share the beauty and history of our waterfront houses with the community and visitors to idyllic Portsmouth, NH? Well, you're in luck because we have paid, seasonal guide positions available Thursday through Monday. Please contact the House Manager to learn more at: Or visit to read about the houses. Posted on: 06/18/2014

Outreach and Program Coordinator

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum Boston, MA
The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum seeks a creative and experienced professional to develop and implement educational programs for the Library’s varied audiences. He/she will develop strategies for expanding participation and strengthening the impact of outreach efforts to youth and diverse community audiences. The Coordinator directs Celebrate!, a performing arts series for families; the Presidents’ Day Family Festival, and the Student Leadership Conference. He/she collaborates on outreach initiatives to educators. Requires excellent communication skills; experience working with varied audiences and community outreach programs; knowledge of current educational practices including program evaluation; ability to think outside of the box to create successful programs; ability to work in a team environment; and the ability to represent the Library and Museum to the general public. Qualifications: degree in history, education, or a related field, M.A. preferred; four years museum education experience preferred. Full-time Kennedy Library Foundation position; salary competitive with excellent benefits. Send resume, salary history and references by June 30th to: Director of Education and Public Programs, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Columbia Point, Boston, MA 02125. For more information about the Library and Museum, visit Posted on: 06/12/2014

Director of Community Engagement

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Boston, MA
The Director of Community Engagement is an artist/educator who builds mutually beneficial relationships with Boston community organizations through art. Managing all aspects of the Gardner Museum’s community programs, the Director of Community Engagement works collaboratively to create and deepen partnerships with Boston communities, especially communities of color. A skilled teacher, s/he interprets the museum’s collection and special exhibitions through a variety of means geared to the needs and interests of diverse audiences, including gallery and studio programs, free days and evenings, and other special events, resulting in increased participation from target communities in all Gardner programming. To apply or for more information about this position, visit the full posting at: Posted on: 06/04/2014


Artisan - Wax Chandler and Soap Boiler

Plimoth Plantation Plymouth, MA
Plimoth Plantation is looking for a Wax Chandler and Soap Boiler Artisan. The living history museum is located in Plymouth, MA, is well-known and admired as a unique destination for its thought-provoking, entertaining and fascinating living history programs and exhibits. Work primarily in the Craft Center demonstrate the traditional crafts of wax chandlery and soap making; produce candles and soap for use in our exhibits and for sale in the museum shops. Collaborate with other museum departments on creating workshops and special programs on and off-site. Conduct workshops and classes on soap making and candle making. Interpret appropriate historical information to the museum’s visitors. Some knowledge or expertise in traditional candle-making and soap-making required. Knowledge of 17th century techniques and tools a plus, but will provide the opportunity to research that topic as needed. Interest in and appreciation for 17th-century English, American, Native American and European history. Ability to teach others about the work that is being performed. Send cover letter & resume to: Sue Haverstock See website for full job description Posted on: 07/02/2014

Manager, Maritime Artisans Program

Plimoth Plantation Plymouth, MA
Plimoth Plantation is a 17th-century living history museum depicting the lives of the Wampanoag communities and Plymouth, MA colonists. The replica of the Mayflower is a museum exhibit located at Plymouth Harbor. The Maritime Artisans Manager is responsible for the care, maintenance and well-being of Mayflower II and associated watercraft are the primary focus of this position. The manager coordinates with the U.S. Coast Guard regarding ongoing repairs and inspection ensuring the ship continues to be seaworthy and safe to board and sail. Exhibit and demonstrate traditional 17th -century maritime technology and shipwright skills to a wide range of audiences. Participate in telling the story of Mayflower II and of the Pilgrims and their historic journey on the original Mayflower in 1620. Work with other departments to provide support for projects requiring input or expertise from the Maritime Artisans Program. Conduct research as needed on historical shipbuilding, sailing and the care of wooden boats to support specific projects. Extensive knowledge and proven ability in watercraft preservation work – boat building and/or ship restoration and various aspects of historical vessel preservation. 10+ years of hands-on experience is preferred. Demonstrated success in a similar management position or as a foreman, supervisor or project manager. An understanding of and proven experience in operating traditional and/or historical sailing vessels. 100 ton or greater sailing endorsement on a US Coast Guard issued Captain’s license helpful, but not required. See website for full job description Send cover letter & resume to: Sue Haverstock Posted on: 06/30/2014

Associate Preparator

deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum Lincoln, MA
The deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum is looking for a full time Associate Preparator to join the curatorial department. The Associate Preparator working under the supervision of the Head Preparator is responsible for the installation and maintenance of all art in the museum building(s) including, special exhibitions, traveling shows, educational galleries/installations, and other projects as assigned by the Chief Curator and Registrar. Working with the Head Preparator, other responsibilities include the installation and maintenance of all art in the Sculpture Park. Additionally, both the Head Preparator and Associate Preparator are responsible for the permanent collection, including its care, transport, framing, installation, whether said projects occur inside or outside the museum building or campus. Experience with AV installations is highly desired. The Head Preparator and Associate Preparator work closely with the Curators, Registrar, Educators, artists, contractors and others as required to organize, plan, and execute exhibitions, artist installations, and educational projects. The Associate Preparator works under the supervision of the Preparator to insure that the priorities of the department as expressed by the Registrar and Senior Curator are supported. To review the complete job posting visit Interested individuals should send a cover letter and resume to: Brian McNamara, Head Preparator at, and copying, When applying by email, include “Associate Preparator” in subject line of email. Applications may be mailed to: deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Attn: Human Resources, 51 Sandy Pond Road, Lincoln, MA 01773. Please, no phone calls. Posted on: 06/26/2014


No Facilities positions are currently available.

Museum Store

Retail Manager

The Mount, Edith Wharton's Home Lenox, MA
Retail Manager The Retail Manager will be responsible for overseeing the retail outlets at The Mount, which include a museum bookstore, admissions, and a seasonal café, to ensure an optimal visitor experience. Excellent communication, organization, and management skills are required, as well as a strong understanding of the museum gift store market, customer service background, familiarity with POS systems, and excellent cash handling abilities. Must have professional appearance, be proficient with Excel, Word, and Publisher, and enjoy interacting with the public, staff and volunteers. Candidates must be available to work weekend, holiday, and evening hours during the May-October season. This is a full-time position and compensation will be determined based on experience. Responsibilities Include: • Oversee and manage retail staff • Establish and maintain organizational retail policies • Order and manage all inventory and vendor accounts for the store • Stage product displays and oversee physical store layout • Order and return books for lectures and author appearances • And additional responsibilities as needed E-mail, mail, or send resume and cover letter to:, by e-mail; or by mail: Attn: Nicole Knapp, The Mount, P.O Box 974, Lenox, MA. 01240; or by fax to 413-637-0619. Posted on: 06/12/2014


No Security positions are currently available.

Visitor Services

Gallery Volunteers

American Textile History Museum Lowell, MA
American Textile History Museum is looking for Gallery Volunteers for it's upcoming special exhibition, Fiberart International 2013, on view July 11-October 26, 2014. Gallery Volunteers greet the public, provide an overview of the exhibit, and make the visitor experience a pleasant one. Please contact Catherine Mazur, or 978.441.0400 x262 if you are interested. Posted on: 07/21/2014

Volunteer Services

No Volunteer Services positions are currently available.


NHA 1800 House Program Manager

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

Registration Administrator, Studio Class Programs

Worcester Art Museum Worcester, MA
Worcester Art Museum seeks applicants for a full-time Registration Administrator to oversee the Studio Class Programs registration database and provide excellent customer service to a wide variety of museum constituents. As the first point of contact for Studio Class Programs, the Registration Administrator will respond to inquiries from patrons, students, instructors and school partners regarding classes, workshops, studio spaces, tuition and payments. This position will work in collaboration with a multitude of internal departments including marketing, building services, information technology and education in support of attendance and revenue objectives. The successful candidate will have at least three years of experience with registration software and database management, reporting and statistics. Also essential are excellent customer service and communication skills, a high level of comfort with Microsoft Office and social media, and strong organizational skills. B.A. or equivalent technical training or work experience is required. Interested candidates should forward a letter of interest and resume to the Director of Human Resources via e-mail, or at The Worcester Art Museum, 55 Salisbury St, Worcester, MA 01609. Posted on: 07/22/2014

Assistant Curator

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

Curator of Furniture

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


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

Artisan, Historic Baking Trades – part-time

Plimoth Plantation Plymouth, MA
Plimoth Plantation is looking for a part-time Baker. The living history museum is located in Plymouth, MA, is well-known and admired as a unique destination for its thought-provoking, entertaining and fascinating living history programs and exhibits. The Baker will create artisanal breads based on historical recipes. The focus of the position is baking bread while engaging Museum guests with the history and methods of bread-baking as it relates to 17th-century England and New England. Use 17th-century and other traditional, historical or regional recipes to make small batches of bread and other baked goods, shaped by hand and baked in an indoor wood-fired oven. Provide exceptional quality artisan baked goods for sale in our shops. A high school diploma and a minimum of 1 year of proven successful bakery experience required. Culinary school degree desirable but not required. Must be willing and eager to learn about 17th-century recipes and techniques. Experience or education in baking with a wood-fired oven. Some experience making other baked goods (for example cookies and tarts) is desirable. Current ServSafe certification or ability to obtain one once hired. Perform physical activities in a variety of environmental conditions that require moderate to maximum strength including climbing, lifting, balancing, bending, walking, and handling of materials weighing up to 55 lbs. Must be available to work Saturdays, Sundays and some holidays. Flexibility in work hours and days off is required. Send resume & cover letter to Sue Haverstock . See website for job description Posted on: 07/01/2014


Peabody Essex Musuem Salem, MA
The Peabody Essex Museum’s Phillips Library seeks a full-time assistant cataloger for two years. Under the direction of the Head Catalog Librarian, the Assistant Cataloger is responsible for cataloging new acquisitions, purchases and donations, as well as assisting with the Library’s retrospective conversion data base clean up. The position will also assist with cataloging issues that are a result of a complete inventory of the library’s holdings, information verification and assist with other projects assigned by Head Catalog Librarian. A Bachelor’s Degree and 2 years cataloging experience are required. Work towards a Master’s degree from an ALA accredited library and information science program is desired. Voyager Library System experience preferred. OCLC Connexion experience a must. Demonstrated knowledge of cataloging principles and procedures and knowledge of USMARC formats, AACR2r, LCSH/LC classification schedules. Monograph and serial cataloging experience a must. Team work, strong analytical and problem-solving skills, and superior oral and written communication skills and commitment to excellence are required. Must be able to lift as much as 20 pounds and climb library ladders as high as 12 feet. Please send your cover letter, resume to or to Human Resources, Peabody Essex Museum, East India Square, Salem, MA 01970. PEM is committed to diversity among its employees and encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply. Posted on: 06/17/2014

Maine Memory Network Content Assistant

Maine Historical Society Portland, ME
MHS seeks a part-time (20 hrs/wk) content assistant for Maine Memory Network, a statewide digital museum ( This person will work as part of the MMN team and serves the requirements of the project as needed, including assisting the MMN curator and other team members. Will be responsible for working on projects that involve scanning and transcribing historical documents, cataloging records, reviewing all records added to MMN, managing the digital image archives, assisting and training contributing partners, and doing other production work related to MMN and the MHS websites. Seeking someone with an advanced history degree with experience in a museum or academic setting. This position is part-time, grant-funded. This person would be working on-site at MHS in Portland, Maine. For more description go to Send cover letter, writing sample, and resume to Posted on: 06/16/2014

Production Coordinator and Project Assistant

Portland Museum of Art Portland, ME
Under the general supervision of the Manager of PMA Store and Brand Administration, the Production Coordinator and Project Assistant provides project management and interdepartmental communication for production projects, ensuring that all materials support PMA’s goals for communications, audience development, and constituent relationships. They will also serve as staff coordinator to the Collections Reinstallation Project Manager to support management of the Collections Reinstallation and its integration into the PMA campus and strategic plan. The Portland Museum of Art is located in Portland’s downtown arts district and has grown to become an authority in the art world of Maine and the nation. The PMA strives to enrich the lives of people through acquisition, preservation and interpretation of the visual arts as well as the museum’s architecturally significant buildings, while aspiring to engage audiences through exhibitions, programs, and partnerships both local and national. For complete position description, qualifications required, and application instructions, please visit . E.O.E. Posted on: 06/05/2014