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Executive Director

The Menokin Foundation Warsaw, PA
The Menokin Foundation seeks an Executive Director to fulfill the dream of completing “the most engaging preservation project in America.” Oversee construction of the innovative Menokin Glass Project to preserve, protect and interpret the important 1769 house-ruin of Declaration of Independence signer Francis Lightfoot Lee. This project’s aim is not another historic-house museum, but a 21st-century model to connect the past to the present in innovative ways. Menokin is a National Historic Landmark property comprising both historic ruins and pristine conservation land. ( OPPORTUNITIES: Shepherd an ambitious programmatic vision, including history, architecture, archaeology, preservation, and land conservation, for the unique cultural and environmental resources that comprise the 500-acre Menokin property; guide a $7-million multi-year capital campaign. PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: Oversight of multi-faceted construction/renovation project; fundraising for the campaign and operations; institutional and project advancement, including strategic-planning and marketing; program development in education, outreach, community relations; operational, governance, and financial management. THE REGION: Located in the history-rich, beautiful tidewater region of Virginia’s Northern Neck, 2 hours from DC, 1 hour from Richmond. Enjoy hiking, birdwatching, recreational waterways, and other historical sites (; Menokin_videos; REQUIRED: 7+ years’ professional experience; historic-preservation background preferred; related B.A. (advanced degree preferred); fundraising experience; construction or renovation project experience a plus. See full qualifications/job description at: Apply by 3/25/16 to EOE. Nominations welcome. Posted on: 02/09/2016

Finance Manager – Yale Center for British Art

Yale University New Haven, CT
Reporting to the Deputy Director for Finance and Administration at the Yale Center for British Art (YCBA), the Finance Manager is a key strategic partner in the Center’s overall administration. The Finance Manager directly supervises two full time Financial Assistants, and works closely with the Center’s Director and staff members throughout the organization. Collaborates with colleagues in many areas of the University including the Budget Office, Controller’s Office, General Counsel’s Office, and Purchasing. The Finance Manager is responsible for providing financial information through interpretation, analysis, reporting, and reconciliation, and for converting financial data into useful information that helps to guide the Center’s leadership to make informed decisions. Responsible for recommending improvements to systems, methods, practices, and procedures. Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business, Economics or Finance, and four years of related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience required. For more information and immediate consideration, please apply online at - the STARS req ID for this position is 35658BR. AA/EEO – M/F/Disability/Veteran Posted on: 02/08/2016

Director for Finance and Administration

Concord Museum Concord, MA
**Reposted 1/28/2016** Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director of Finance and Administration is responsible for the financial management of the Concord Museum as well as related business affairs of the organization, including human resources, buildings and grounds, and the Museum Shop. The position serves as a key member of the staff senior management team. The position oversees three part-time positions: the Bookkeeper, the Manager of Buildings and Grounds, and the Shop Manager. The position works closely with the Museum’s Treasurer and is as a liaison with the Finance Committee, Investment Committee, and Technology and Physical Plant Committee of the Board of Governors. This is a full-time salaried position with benefits, including vacation and sick leave, health plan, disability insurance, and 403(b) plan. Salary is commensurate with experience. Please send a letter of interest, resume, and the names of three references to: No phone calls, please. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. For further information on the Concord Museum, please visit Posted on: 01/28/2016


Chester County Historical Society West Chester, PA
The new PRESIDENT of Chester County Historical Society (CCHS) will lead a successful, well-respected, healthy regional history museum with a renowned collection and exciting plans. Lead 123-year-old museum with professional standards; scholarship, top-caliber collections; $2-million annual-budget, $10-million endowment; highly professional approach, 20 staff and board of 20. Implement strategic plan encompassing new permanent exhibit (opening 2017) with latest interpretative methods -- $2.8M already raised for $3.7M project. Oversee research, publications, digitization, enhanced public programming and greater community engagement. Attract younger, more diverse audiences. Fundraise, maintain fiscal health. Competitive compensation commensurate with experience. Position open due to untimely 2015 passing of much-admired President Rob Lukens. REQUIRED: Passion for local history plus success in fundraising. Can inspirationally communicate mission, vision, goals, relevance of County history. Can fundraise for new permanent galleries, programs, balanced budgets. Can run multifaceted organization in businesslike, sustainable manner. Can envision long-range future. Has 5+ years’ museum-related leadership experience; related B.A. (M.A. preferred). Can lead staff, work with board, engage/welcome new audiences. FOR DETAILED CRITERIA, HOW TO APPLY to by 3/14/2016, visit EOE. For CCHS collections/archives, see and Chester County A to Z. For exhibitions: For hands-on gallery, educational programs: and CHESTER COUNTY: beautiful, historic, affluent, growing region, with many cultural amenities ( and PHILADELPHIA, 5th largest U.S. city, notable for American-Revolutionary sites, museums, universities, performing arts, sports teams (, and New York, Baltimore, and Washington within 2-hour drive. Posted on: 01/28/2016

Executive Director

Forbes House Museum Milton, MA
The Forbes House Museum, a Milton, MA landmark since 1833, is seeking a new executive director as it prepares for transformational changes in its physical plant and community programming. Job Responsibilities: 1. Plan and manage the annual operating budget. 2. Create, implement, and deliver results on the annual fundraising plan. 3. Develop the annual programming plan. 4. Manage and maintain the museum’s collections, including cataloging the holdings. 5. Serve as FHM’s primary spokesperson to the organization’s constituents, the media and the general public. 6. Supervise and collaborate with organization staff, including the current Assistant to the Director. 7. Together with the board, create and implement a new strategic plan for the museum. 8. Help plan and support board and committee meetings. 9. Oversee marketing, web and social media presence, and other communications efforts. 10. Review, approve and oversee contracts for services. 11. Other duties as assigned by the Board of Directors. Salary is market competitive and commensurate with experience and education. Quality benefits package includes health insurance subsidy and PTO. Please send a current resume and a cover letter outlining how you meet the specific requirements of the position via email to Qualified candidates will be screened by telephone followed by in person interviews for selected applicants. No phone calls, please. The Forbes House Museum is an equal opportunity employer. For a full description of the position as well as qualification requirements, please visit Posted on: 01/21/2016

Innovation Program Assistant

Mystic Seaport Mystic, CT
This position will provide administrative and project management support for Executive VP with a focus on strategic and innovative public programming and exhibitions. Essential Functions: Support strategic plan program implementation team, working with board and staff committees as assigned; Coordinate meetings, charrettes, round tables and presentations; Prepare reports and presentations as needed; Use desktop publishing software to support VPs in preparing reports for trustees and donors; Serve as the primary contact for program partnerships; Maintain records in Raiser’s Edge database; Plan and implement new programs in collaboration with staff in exhibitions, education, visitor services and interpretation; Manage summer interns on special projects; Track 38th Voyager and program projects and build ongoing relationships with partner organizations; Serve on grant proposal teams, participating in writing, reporting and budgeting for these special projects; Contribute to planning and implementation of innovative public programming and events; Develop metrics for success, assist with visitor evaluation projects; Participate in operational planning for enhanced campus exhibit and gallery and impact on visitor experience. Qualifications: B.A./B.S. in Public history, education, museum studies or related field; 2-4 years of experience in the field; Excellent communication and organizational skills; Demonstrated success in project/event management; Must be computer literate, with strong Internet, social media and word processing skills; Competent in data base management, chart creation and Power Point presentations. To Apply: Please submit a Mystic Seaport application ( ), resume, and cover letter to OR to Mystic Seaport PO Box 6000 Mystic, CT 06355 Attn: Human Resources. An EOE. Posted on: 01/21/2016


Harwich Historical Society Harwich, MA
The Harwich Historical Society is seeking a museum director to serve in a part-time capacity. The position will include grant writing, fundraising, curatorial responsibilities, collection management, volunteer leadership and community outreach programs. Good computer skills will be essential as well as a keen interest in history. The Director will play a critical role in stewardship of potential donors. The ideal candidate will become familiar with the history of Harwich and be able to articulate the historical significance of the community. The Director will be supported by the Board and the Brooks Academy Museum Commission. The applicant should have, at a minimum, a Bachelor's degree and experience in museums or a related cultural field. Cover letter and resume should be sent to Posted on: 01/20/2016

Executive Director

Metropolitan Waterworks Museum, Inc. Boston, MA
The Metropolitan Waterworks Museum seeks an Executive Director to lead its next stage of growth and development. The Museum ( uses its magnificent building, mammoth steam pumping engines, and the adjacent historic reservoir to interpret unique stories of one of the country's earliest metropolitan water systems. It does so, through focused educational programs and exhibits on engineering, architecture, urbanism, public health and social history, addressing the past, present and future. The successful candidate will be a strategic, creative thinker who is enthusiastic about the Museum’s historic, technical and architectural story and its educational mission. Prerequisites include: Experience leading a non-profit organization; Competence in finance, administration and operational management; A solid background of effective staff and volunteer management; Proven goal-setting and problem-solving skills; Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively. The successful candidate will be expected to reach out to the museum's diverse audiences to build and strengthen long-term relationships and broaden support for current operations and future initiatives. Consequently, s/he must be an effective and dynamic spokesperson in the community and with the media. This is a full time appointment with a salary commensurate with experience and qualifications for an institution of this size. The Executive Director works closely with the Board's Executive Committee and supervises two full time and two part time accredited staff, four part time contract staff, and over 20 volunteers. Send résumé and letter of introduction to Waterworks Museum Search Committee ( ) by March 15, 2016. Posted on: 01/20/2016

Special Assistant to the Executive Director and Special Projects Coordinator

Newport Restoration Foundation Newport, RI
The Special Assistant’s primary responsibility is to act as the chief liaison between the Board and the Executive Director, to support the Board’s needs, to fulfill certain administrative tasks and manage the eTapestry database for the Development Department, to produce research and reports on a number of historical, preservation, and governance issues as required by the Executive Director and to undertake a range of other administrative tasks as identified by the Executive Director and the Director of Development. Master’s degree in Museum Studies, Historic Preservation, Public Humanities or a related discipline. Bachelor’s degree with relevant museum experience may be substituted. Superior writing ability. Some development experience preferred. Knowledge of databases, especially fundraising software; training offered. Ability to meet deadlines and handle multiple projects. Entry Level position. Full-Time Benefitted. E.O.E. Send résumé, cover letter and writing sample to Human Resources, NRF, 51 Touro Street, Newport, RI 02840 or Review of applications will begin February 12th and continue until the position is filled. Posted on: 01/15/2016

Assistant Director

Tomaquag Museum Exeter, RI
to-day operations of the Museum, complete projects based on the strategic goals of the organization, and be an integral part of our leadership team. This is year-round, part-time position (24 hours/ week) includes some Saturdays. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to gain experience in many areas of museum administration including a lead role in fund development, retail management, volunteer management while also being an important member of our dynamic organization’s leadership team. Candidate should have a bachelor’s degree, strong leadership and organizational skills and experience working in Native American communities or with Native collections. Tomaquag Museum, Rhode Island’s only museum entirely dedicated to telling the story of the Indigenous Peoples was established in 1958. It is a Native led non-profit museum. Tomaquag serves as a cultural bridge between the past, present and future as well as a bridge between the Indigenous communities and the diverse world. Through our unique collection, lectures, tours, offsite programs and arts & educator workshops, we educate the public regarding Native history, culture, arts, current events and environmental issues. The Museum is visited each year by artists, researchers, students, and travelers from across the United States and throughout the world. Apply by February 5, 2016 by submitting your resumé, cover letter and three professional references to Loren Spears, Executive Director 390 A Summit Road, Exeter, RI 02822 or See full posting Posted on: 01/11/2016

Executive Director

The Amistad Center for Art & Culture Hartford, CT
The Amistad Center for Art & Culture is seeking a forward-thinking Executive Director. The Amistad celebrates and presents art and culture influenced by people of African descent through education, scholarship, and social experiences, guided by the vision “minds are opened, lives are changed.” The Executive Director must be a creative thinker and visionary with the ability to create new opportunities to introduce audiences to African American Art while expanding The Amistad’s impact locally and nationally. Reporting to the President of the Board of Directors and working in partnership with the staff, the Executive Director will be charged with leading The Amistad, with its mission, vision, and community values as guides. The scope of responsibility will include oversight of external and community relations, audience engagement, fund development, long-range planning, collection development, and overall internal operational, financial, and administrative responsibilities. The Executive Director should have demonstrated skills in all aspects of non-profit management, possess an avid interest in and/or knowledge of the fine arts, African-American art, or a closely related art form, and at least five to seven years of senior management experience with increasing levels of responsibility. Experience with direct stewardship of Boards of Directors is preferred. A Bachelor’s degree is required; advanced degree preferred. Requires excellent knowledge and ability in fundraising, marketing, audience development, branding, and operations.View the complete job description on Arts Consulting Group’s website: Send applications and inquiries electronically to: Daniel Zanella, Senior Consultant, Arts consulting Group, email or phone (201) 306.3201. Posted on: 01/11/2016

Executive Director

East Hampton Historical Society East Hampton, NY
Executive Director, East Hampton Historical Society, East Hampton, NY. We are seeking a full-time Executive Director to oversee and manage our six museum sites, 10,000-plus-piece collection of decorative arts and to administer a staff of three full-time, five part-time, and numerous volunteers, as well as contracted services. The Executive Director is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the organization’s facilities, supervising its educational programs, as well as performing a lead role in development. The person in this position reports directly to the Board of Trustees. Located in East Hampton, New York and founded in 1921, The East Hampton Historical Society's mission is to serve its residents by collecting, preserving, presenting, and interpreting the material, cultural, and economic heritage of the town and its environs. The successful candidate will possess the following qualifications: — Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in History, Public History, Museum Studies, Nonprofit Administration/Management, or equivalent degree program. — Experience in museum or nonprofit work for a minimum of 2 to 5 years. — An interest in and knowledge of American History is essential. The complete job description can be found on our website To apply, send a substantive cover letter and résumé to . Posted on: 01/07/2016


Currier Museum of Art Manchester, NH
The Currier Museum of Art in Manchester, NH, nationally recognized for its outstanding fine art collection, exhibitions and Currier Art Center, its studio art school, is seeking a visionary Director/CEO who will serve as strategic and operational leader, advocate and spokesperson. She/he will bring a discerning eye for acquisitions and well-defined skills in art museum administration, programming and fundraising. The Currier also owns and operates the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Zimmerman House, the only Wright house in New England open to the public. The Currier is an AAMD member. It operates with a $4,600,000 budget, 33 FT staff and an active and supportive 18person Board of Trustees. A Master’s degree in Art History and 10 years senior experience is required. Apply or submit recommendations confidentially to: Freda Mindlin or Nancy Kaufman, Opportunity Resources Inc., New York, NY; 212-744-4409; Posted on: 01/06/2016

Director of Finance & Operations

Herreshoff Marine Museum / America's Cup Hall of Fame Bristol, RI
This is an extraordinary opportunity for an accounting and finance professional with seven to ten years of experience, including experience gathering, evaluating and presenting financial information to executives and board-level stakeholders. You will ideally have experience in a complex nonprofit that has multiple revenue streams. We’re looking for an outgoing problem-solver with a positive, “can do” attitude; an individual who enjoys working as part of a team that knows where it’s headed, but doesn’t always know exactly how to get there. In this role , you will monitor and control all financial activities of the Museum, meet all internal and external customer requirements and ensure that all activities within the accounting office are in compliance with all appropriate control procedures and requirements. You will work closely with all departments to monitor expenses, and you will supervise the activities of the accounting office to ensure that timely financial data is available and sound decisions are made. This role encompasses management of day-to-day operations of the museum in collaboration with Facilities Management and Collections Management to ensure the care and safety of the collections and the building as well as capital improvements related to building and grounds. Qualified applicants should email a resume to and include the job title in the subject line. Posted on: 12/30/2015


Collections Manager

The Preservation Society of Newport County Newport, RI
Reporting to the Director of Museum Affairs, the Collections Manager is responsible for the stewardship of the Preservation Society’s collection, including record-keeping, inventory, moving, storage, insurance and planning activities. As head of the Collections Department, and working closely with the Curators and Conservators, the Collections Manager maintains not only the physical safety of the objects but also ensures the accuracy and accessibility of information. Guided by the Collections Management Policy and the standards and guidelines set forth by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM), the Collections Manager will: accession all loans and permanent gifts to the Museum; write and review deeds of gift, loan agreements and other documents; maintain and ensure the accuracy of the collections database; may be called upon to courier works on loan to museums in the U.S. or internationally; serve as the PSNC risk manager for collections, maintaining good communication with all persons connected with collections and related service needs; develop or assist in developing policies for the collections. M.A. in Museum Studies, Art History, Decorative Arts or related humanities field with 5 years of documented experience managing collections similar in composition to those of the PSNC; 3 years experience in administration and managing budgets; proficiency in Microsoft Office suite; experience with MuseumsPlus or similar collections management database strongly preferred. Requires strong command of English as well as demonstrated writing ability; strong communication and public speaking ability; ability to understand and manage project budgets and track multiple income streams. Please email a cover letter and resume with contact information for professional references to or mail to 424 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI 02840. Posted on: 02/09/2016

Director of Collections and Exhibits

Museum of African American History Boston, MA
The Museum of African American History is a small but ambitious and significant museum whose mission is to preserve, conserve and interpret the contributions of African Americans in Massachusetts during the 18th and 19th centuries. The Museum is comprised of four historic sites in Boston and on Nantucket Island and holds a collection of over 3,000 items. The Museum seeks candidates for Director of Collections and Exhibitions. In collaboration with the Executive Director and staff, responsibilities include: identify and implement best practices/policies in collections, exhibitions and research; participate in the development of a vision for the collection and propose acquisitions and deaccessions to raise the profile of the museum; develop, nurture relationships with scholars, museum professionals and collecting institutions; develop a vibrant exhibition program incorporating the museum’s permanent collection; research and write interpretive content for catalogs, labels, online database and scholarly material to support exhibits and contribute to the field; develop and present lectures, programs, gallery talks, and work with the museum education department to provide programs to the public; train, direct and supervise the work of collections staff; prepare and monitor budgets. At least two years’ experience in collections management in a museum setting; degree in museum studies, library sciences or related field; advanced degree preferred; proven knowledge of African American history a plus; familiarity with PastPerfect collections management software preferred; established communication, interpersonal and team building skills; strong attention to detail, high-level project and time management skills. Resume to Chandra Harrington at Posted on: 02/04/2016

Curator of Collections (Open Rank)

Picker Art Gallery, Colgate University Hamilton, NY
Reporting to the Director of University Museums, the curator of collections (open rank) of the Picker Art Gallery is responsible for, but not limited to, the study, care, use, interpretation, scholarship, publication, and management of the Picker Art Gallery's collection in its current facility, and will help oversee the transition to the envisioned Center for Art and Culture (CAC). The level of the appointment will be based on the years of experience and capabilities of the successful candidate. Essential Functions: -In collaboration with the director of university museums and staff members, implement best practice in the areas of curatorship, collection development, exhibitions, and research. Direct and support the museum's daily curatorial programs, maintain contacts with scholars, museum professionals, and collecting institutions. -Research and publish the Picker Art Gallery collection; develop a vision for the collection, evaluate current standards of collection care, assess preventive conservation goals for the museum, maintain collection records, and be responsible for proposing acquisitions and deaccessions. -Develop an active exhibition and public educational program in conjunction with major stakeholders. Education and Experience): -Master's degree in art history or related field with expertise in at least one of the Picker Art Gallery's current collecting areas (such as, American Art, Ancient Art, Asian Art, European Art, and Modern/Contemporary Art). -All candidates must have a minimum of five (5) years museum and curatorial experience. -Must have strong research skills (ability to perform scholarly research and provenance research), experience managing others, projects, and budgets. Apply Here: Posted on: 02/03/2016

Curator of Collections

Pilgrim Hall Museum Plymouth, MA
The Pilgrim Society & Pilgrim Hall Museum seeks a creative, dynamic, highly organized individual for the FT/YT position of Curator of Collections. Located in Plymouth, MA, PHM is the oldest continuously operated museum in the nation with an exceptional collection of early American artifacts and significant archives spanning four centuries of Plymouth history. The Curator is responsible for the development, management, and stewardship of museum collections and archives according to best practice professional standards. Responsible for the curation, preparation, installation of exhibitions; develops exhibit themes/design as part of planning process with senior staff. The Curator enhances the museum’s public reach/relevance through collection development/programming; oversees all collection processes as acquisition, documentation, loans, deaccession, conservation, care; manages departmental budget; contributes to policy and planning reviews; participates in development activities; researches/produces scholarly content for publications, lectures, public programs, staff and volunteer enrichment; represents the museum positively and effectively and helps support its advancement. The qualified candidate has an energetic, collaborative working style, is innovative and adaptive, and demonstrates a commitment to public service. Familiarity with New England history/material culture; Master’s Degree in Museum Studies, Material Culture or Conservation, History or related field required. Minimum 3-5 years’ experience working with collections in a curatorial or managerial role, with background in exhibit design and installation. PC skills including experience in Excel, Photoshop, Re-discovery or other collections software required. Strength/skill in handling artifacts, ability to lift 40 lbs., and weekend availability required. To apply, email cover letter & CV by March 15th to: Donna Curtin, Posted on: 02/02/2016

Curator of Collections

Framingham History Center Framingham, MA
The Framingham History Center is seeking a part-time (20hrs/week) Curator. The Curator will take the lead in completing a collections management plan that currently includes an extensive survey of over 18,000 museum-quality items. This plan will present new guidelines for acquiring, caring for and disposing of objects. The Curator will have overall responsibility for managing the FHC’s collections including all aspects of collections care, processing, interpretation, cataloguing and research. They will be a part of a team that creates annual revolving exhibits as well as updates to the permanent exhibit currently located on three floors of a former Academy building. The Curator will work with the Executive Director on grant submissions to support these exhibitions. In addition to overseeing an active Collections Committee, the Curator will manage interns, collections volunteers, and contribute regularly to the FHC’s e-news, and biannual newsletter. Requirements: Masters degree and at least one year of applicable experience. Knowledge of principles and practices of collections management; Past Perfect experience as well as excellent research, writing, interpersonal, and organizational skills required. Send cover letter, resume, brief writing sample [limit 5 pages], and three professional references to: Annie Murphy, Posted on: 01/29/2016


University of Maine Museum of Art Bangor , ME
The University of Maine Museum of Art seeks a Registrar to oversee the direct care of the Museum’s collection including proper storage and handling of objects, managing collections records and database. The Registrar is responsible for preparing loan forms, incoming/outgoing receipts, accessioning objects, executing condition reports, coordinating shipping arrangements and other duties associated with mounting temporary exhibitions. The Registrar is responsible for unpacking, environmental monitoring, developing exhibition timelines and installing works of art in collaboration with the Director and Curator. This is an 11-month on-going position. Expected hiring salary range is $32,000-$36,860 in addition to the University’s benefits program. Appropriate background checks required. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a suitable pool of candidates is identified. For a full job description, requirements, and desired qualifications please visit: Materials must be submitted via “Apply for Position.” University of Maine is an EEO/AA employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Posted on: 01/21/2016

Curator of Historical Collections

Maine State Museum Augusta, ME
The Maine State Museum in Augusta, Maine seeks to hire a Museum Specialist III – Curator of Historical Collections. This is professional curatorial work in the Maine State Museum’s History Division. It will be concerned with conceiving and refining exhibit themes as part of a team process; researching and developing exhibits; helping enhance the museum’s permanent collections through refining the purposes of collection development and the seeking and ‘telling’ of personal and community histories through objects; overseeing such routine collection processes as acquisition, documentation, loan review, deaccession, conservation, and proper storage; and participating in normal administrative duties such as attending policy, oversight and planning meetings, contributing to policy and planning reviews, and generally representing the museum and assisting in its advancement. RESPONSIBLE COLLECTION AREAS: This curator may be responsible for history collections such as domestic use items, toys, tools, transportation items, personal possessions, industrial, military, technological, and recreational objects, and related archival materials, as housed or exhibited in the Maine State Museum, Maine State House, and Blaine House. Special personal knowledge about or interest in certain collection areas may help guide responsibilities. For additional information and application instructions, see the State of Maine’s web page at and select the job title: Museum Specialist III – Curator of Historical Collections. Applications must be received or postmarked by February 5, 2016. Posted on: 01/15/2016

Gallery Manager

Lee Gallery Winchester , MA
Lee Gallery seeks a responsible, detail oriented, full-time Gallery Manager to assist in the day-to-day operations of a small but busy gallery of fine vintage photographs. Responsibilities: Collections management, including cataloguing, researching, and digital imaging of photographic objects, as well as measuring mats, matting, and handling photographs. Management and maintenance of inventory, invoice, mailing list, using a database. Coordinating logistics and communications with private collectors, museums, auction houses. Registrarial paperwork, basic correspondence, packing and shipping. Handling correspondence via phone, mail, email, and fax. Performing basic updates to the Gallery’s website. Additional administrative tasks as needed (Ordering supplies, maintaining organized and up-to-date files, etc.) Qualifications: The ideal candidate will be careful and detail-oriented, possess a strong work ethic, and have the ability to work independently. A bachelor’s degree is required. Familiarity with Mac OS X is required, and database experience is preferred. Candidate must have strong and professional communication skills, both written and verbal, excellent organizational skills. Demonstrated interest in art, photography and/or history is a plus. Candidate must be able to work in a small and quiet space, and be comfortable working with a small dog. Please send resume and cover letter to Apply by: January 31, 2016 Posted on: 01/08/2016

Curator of Collections

Plimoth Plantation Plymouth, MA
Plimoth Plantation is looking for a full-time, year-round Curator of Collections. 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 Curator of Collections is a positive, collaborative and resourceful team member who clearly demonstrates a love of 17th century material culture and history and wants to share that with the public by working hands-on at one of the world’s premier living history museums. The Curator of Collections oversees the acquisition, inventory, care, preservation and use of Museum reproductions as well as the Museum’s originals and teaching collections. An essential part of the Media, Design and Collections team, the Curator of Collections designs and leads staff development sessions; leads tours of the collections; assists with the curation of gallery and pop-up exhibits; creates, executes. Master’s Degree in Historic Preservation, Museum Studies, Public History, Material Culture or Conservation required, PhD preferred. Minimum of 5 years experience working with collections in a curatorial or managerial role. Experience mounting exhibits preferred. Keen interest in 17th-century material culture. Solid computer skills and basic digital photography experience required. Professional experience with Excel is required. Photoshop, DSpace, Omeka, Past Perfect, RE:discovery and other software experience preferred. Email cover letter & resume to: Sue Haverstock See website for full job description Posted on: 01/06/2016

Associate Registrar – Temporary Position

Peabody Essex Museum Salem, MA
Peabody Essex Museum, one of the largest and most dynamic art museums in the nation, is seeking an experienced Associate Registrar on a full-time temporary basis. Under the direction of the Registrar for the Collection and in collaboration with the Registrars for Exhibitions, the successful candidate will work closely with Curatorial, Conservation, Collection Management, and Exhibition Planning departments on PEM’s traveling exhibitions from February 2016 through September 2016. The Associate Registrar will oversee the coordination, receipt, preparation of condition reporting, loan and invoice processing, shipment processing, and other administrative tasks for the exhibitions as required. The position requires three to five years of museum experience (preferably art museums) and a thorough knowledge of current registration principles and practices for loans, changing and traveling exhibitions. Strength and skill in handling fragile works of art are required. Strong planning and organizational skills, excellent written and oral communication skills, outstanding interpersonal skills and an energetic can-do attitude are essential. Candidates must be technically savvy, with proficiency in MS Office suite. Candidates must have a BA in Art, Art History or Museum Studies, or relevant combination of education and experience. Completion of a graduate program is preferred. Interested candidates should email their resume, cover letter and salary requirements, to 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. Posted on: 01/06/2016

Assistant Registrar – Temporary Position

Peabody Essex Museum Salem, MA
Peabody Essex Museum, one of the largest and most dynamic art museums in the nation, is seeking an experienced Assistant Registrar on a full-time temporary basis. Under the direction of the Registrar for the Collection and in collaboration with the Registrars for Exhibitions, the successful candidate will work closely with Curatorial, Conservation, Collection Management, and Exhibition Planning departments to provide support for PEM’s outgoing loans and traveling exhibitions from February 2016 through September 2016. The Assistant Registrar will coordinate all aspects of the outgoing loan program and assist with the coordination, receipt, preparation of condition reporting, loan and invoice processing, shipment processing, and other administrative tasks for exhibitions as assigned. The position requires two years of museum experience (preferably art museums) and a thorough knowledge of current registration principles and practices for loans, changing and traveling exhibitions. Strength and skill in handling fragile works of art are required. Strong planning and organizational skills, excellent written and oral communication skills, outstanding interpersonal skills and an energetic can-do attitude are essential. Candidates must be technically savvy, with proficiency in MS Office suite. Candidates must have a BA in Art, Art History or Museum Studies, or relevant combination of education and experience. Completion of a graduate program is preferred. Interested candidates should email their resume, cover letter and salary requirements, to 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. Posted on: 01/06/2016

Library Assistant

Old Sturbridge Village Sturbridge, MA
The Old Sturbridge Village Research Library holds more than 35,000 volumes including periodicals, town and county records, primers and educational books, as well as secondary sources related to all aspects of New England culture, economy and society before 1850. Reporting to the Curatorial Director, the Library Assistant will perform a variety of duties including accessioning and cataloging new library materials; assisting staff and outside researchers in-person, over the telephone, and via email; maintaining subscriptions; manage and process internal and external requests for images from the Visual Resource Library; and organizing and shelving library materials. Two to five years of library experience is required. Bachelor’s degree in history, material culture or related field or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience required. Familiarity with professional library practices, policies and procedures, Dewey decimal system, archival management and/or special collections is highly desirable. Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to or visit for a complete description of duties and requirements. Posted on: 12/18/2015

Development and Marketing

Director of Institutional Advancement

EcoTarium Worcester, MA
The Director of Institutional Advancement is a senior management position responsible for expanding and providing leadership to the museum’s development and awareness efforts. The position is responsible for leading fundraising, communications and engagement of external constituencies in support of the advancement of the EcoTarium’s mission. This includes the Third Century Capital Campaign, donor cultivation and solicitation, prospect research, planned giving, corporate and foundation gifts, fundraising and marketing events, outreach, marketing, advertising and external communications. The position provides leadership to a team of employees, works closely with the President and Board of Trustees, and oversees the department budget. The Director oversees: • Marketing and Communications which is responsible for communications to all external constituents, internal and external brand management and public relations to raise awareness of the EcoTarium, increase visitation, expand reach and grown our audience. • Major Gifts, which cultivates and maintains relationships with individual major donors and develops mutually beneficial relationships with corporate members and sponsors. • Grants Management & Governmental Affairs which cultivates and obtains funding for capital projects, educational programming and on-going operations from federal and state agencies, and private, public and corporate foundations. • Development and Capital Campaign, which gathers the resources needed to maintain and expand the EcoTarium’s operating and capital support of its mission and impact through annual giving, capital campaign and fundraising for special projects. • Membership and Special Events, creates and manages events and activities to build awareness of and showcase benefits of EcoTarium membership and build the pipeline of new members. Please send a cover letter, resume and names of three references to: Human Resources, Attn: Director of Institutional Advancement, EcoTarium, 222 Harrington Way, Worcester, MA 01604 or email: sends e-mail) (please include job title in the subject line). AA/EOE Posted on: 02/10/2016

Director of Donor Engagement

Williams College Museum of Art Williamstown, MA
The Williams College Museum of Art (WCMA) seeks a Director of Donor Engagement to lead the museum's fundraising efforts. This senior management position reports to the museum's Director and works very closely with Williams College's Office of College Relations. We seek a creative, intellectually curious and highly organized team player who will thrive in a liberal arts college environment. The Director of Donor Engagement will develop a strategic plan for donor relations and museum stewardship focusing principally on individual giving. S/he works closely with the museum's advisory committee; identifies, cultivate and solicit donors; develops and oversees the museum's various membership programs; and oversee foundation, government, and corporate grant support. The Director of Donor Engagement manages a staff of two. The Williams College Museum of Art makes dynamic art experiences to incite new thinking about art, museums, and the world. The Williams College Museum of Art is a vibrant center for the arts at Williams that embodies the potential for the liberal arts to catalyze our ability to think creatively and critically. Visit our website: For more details and/or to apply for this position, please visit Apply Here: Posted on: 02/10/2016

Development Associate

USS Constitution Museum Charlestown, MA, MA
The Development Associate is a responsible for all administrative aspects of development activities, and provides direct support to all members of the team, Museum President and Finance/Administration as needed. The DA reports to the Director of Development; additional oversight provided by the Senior Development Officer. Accountabilities include: process donations and pledges; prepare acknowledgement letters; create and maintain accurate donor files; create monthly fundraising reports and others as needed; provide support for annual fund appeals, membership fulfillments and renewals and events; all administrative details associated with several Board Committees and quarterly Board meetings (i.e. prepare and distribute agendas, minutes); provide administrative support to the President as needed (support may include, but is not limited to, generating correspondence, coordinating meetings, assembly of power point presentations); provide support for the Finance/Administration team reconciling gift entry and providing documentation needed for the annual audit and tax preparation; respond to member and donor phone calls and emails; manage courtyard brick program; other duties as assigned by the Director of Development. Ideal candidates have Associate's/Bachelor's degree; minimum of one years' experience in an administrative position, preferably not-for-profit. Proficiency in Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Raiser’s Edge experience preferred, not required. Excellent verbal and written communications skills with close attention to detail. Ability to organize and prioritize work. Ability to work independently with little supervision. Must work some evenings and weekends. Please send cover letter and resume to Posted on: 02/09/2016

Membership Associate

The Preservation Society of Newport County Newport, RI
The Preservation Society of Newport County seeks a full time Membership Associate to manage the PSNC Membership Program under the guidance of the Director of Development. This position will be responsible for $1 million in revenue generation annually; engagement of 33,000+ members; fulfillment of sales of memberships at houses, online and by phone; designing and printing materials to support successful fulfillment of the annual membership goal; formulating and implementing new strategies to grow, retain and steward members; implementing Membership policies and procedures.; maintaining the Membership database (Raiser’s Edge); analyzing reports and trends; research membership trends and best practices; create and implement the Members Only Program; manage Membership’s presence at events internally and externally and train and manage summer interns to sell and upgrade tickets to memberships. Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree with a minimum 1 year of development, membership or customer service experience; ability to set annual fundraising goals and efficiently direct resources to achieve them; excellent written and oral communication skills; familiarity with social media marketing and promotion and excellent computer skills, specifically with database, spreadsheet, word-processing, mail merge, and e-mail software programs. Experience with Raiser’s Edge fundraising software a plus. Please email a cover letter and resume with contact information for professional references to or mail to 424 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI 02840. Posted on: 02/09/2016

Programs Manager

New Bedford Whaling Museum New Bedford, MA
The Programs Manager is responsible for the successful execution of all Museum events and programs, excluding private rentals and weddings. This includes all aspects of logistics, coordination, and administration. The position manages a yearly slate of lecture series, symposia and conferences, and special events, including the annual fundraising gala and exhibit openings. S/he will coordinate community programs as well as external events, including off-site cultivation events and programs. Specific duties include managing the Museum’s events calendar and fielding rental event inquiries from community and corporate partners, serving as on-site event coordinator, overseeing inventory of rental equipment, and developing event floorplans. S/he will work closely with membership and marketing staff to organize promotional materials. Importantly, this position serves as on-site technical and logistical support for Museum programs and manages the Museum’s inter-departmental tech support group to ensure all members are trained and knowledgeable about Museum technology and processes. Requirements: Bachelor’s degree or appropriate combination of education and experience; Highly effective project management skills; Ability to problem solve and handle multiple projects at once; Knowledge of audio/visual/theater technology a plus; MS Office proficiency required; Ability to lift heavy objects; Ability to work on evenings, holidays and weekends required. Must have and maintain a valid Driver’s License and a reliable form of transportation. TIPs certification will be requested, but is not required at the time of application. APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Send resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to Michelle Taylor, Vice President – Operations and CFO, at EOE. Posted on: 02/04/2016

Development Director

Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center Mystic , CT
For 70 years the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center (DPNC) has provided visitors and the greater Mystic community the opportunity to experience nature first hand, whether it be on the 10 miles of trails on land owned by the DPNC, the Denison Homestead and Avalonia Land Conservancy, in our natural history museum, Nature Store, or as part of one of our many programs. The creation of the Coogan Farm Nature and Heritage Center in 2013 has added additional layers of education, history, and ecology to our offerings. We are seeking a dynamic and skilled Development Director to work under the direction of the Executive Director and in close collaboration with staff to develop and oversee all aspects of DPNC’s development plan as we grow. This full-time senior position holds overall responsibility for the organization’s fundraising programs, direct mail, special events, appeals, government, corporate and foundation support as well as major gifts. The Development Director provides overall development policy and strategic advice to the Executive Director and program teams and is a key member of the organization’s management team. To apply please email cover letter and resume to Posted on: 01/19/2016

Marketing Manager

Billings Farm & Museum Woodstock, VT
Billings Farm & Museum, an operating dairy farm and museum of Vermont’s rural past located in Woodstock, VT, is seeking a full time, entrepreneurially- focused marketing professional to develop, manage, and implement marketing and promotional strategies, using both traditional and digital media. The position will be responsible for overseeing the website, social media, e-mail marketing, and other initiatives to craft and execute messaging that will reflect the long history of Billings Farm as well as the contemporary Farm & Museum operation. The position also will manage site rental events, supervising site staff and serving as a liaison with the Woodstock Inn & Resort. Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, advertising, history, or public relations; a minimum of five years experience as a marketing professional (preferably with a museum, cultural organization, or other non-profit). Flawless command of the written language and a proofreader’s attention to detail. Knowledge of digital and traditional media. Strong strategic and conceptual skills with a creative and entrepreneurial spirit. Send cover letter, resume, and salary expectations to: Billings Farm & Museum, P.O. Box 489, Woodstock, VT 05091. Posted on: 01/19/2016

Manager of Marketing and Communications

USS Constitution Museum Boston, MA
Are you a mid-level marketing/PR professional interested in building and executing a strategy from the ground up? The USS Constitution Museum is looking for you! We are a dynamic museum celebrating 40 years of award winning hands on exhibits and programs. Located next to the legendary USS Constitution, the Museum engages over 400,000 visitors annually. We are looking for an innovative marketing/PR professional who can strategize and lead the Museum’s traditional and digital media strategies to increase visibility, drive attendance, and expand audience loyalty. Creativity, self-direction, and initiative are critical. Degree in marketing, public relations, or communications plus 3+ years of general marketing experience preferred. Excellent writing, editing and public speaking skills required. All marvels of marketing interested in the position are asked to email a cover letter, resume, work sample, and salary range requirements to before February 10, 2016. Posted on: 01/15/2016

Public Relations manager

Peabody Essex Museum Salem, MA
PEM seeks a creative, highly talented Public Relations Manager. The successful candidate will be responsible for creating and executing PR strategies that raise the profile of the museum in measurable ways and that support marketing goals, targeting local, regional, national and international media; promoting exhibitions, programs and events through feature story development and placement in print media, radio, television and web; cultivating media relationships and maintaining a media contact database; writing press releases, speaking points, web content and media pitches; responding to media requests and coordinating interviews; as well as developing a robust editorial calendar and crafting creative content for the museum's numerous social media platforms. This position has one direct report and oversees departmental interns. A BA/BS in liberal arts, communications, art history, journalism or other areas requiring significant development of verbal and oral skills is required. Graduate degree in fine arts, museum studies or communications highly desirable. A strategic thinker with the ability to connect PR programs with marketing and institutional objectives. Can work with ease in multiple subject areas; produce communication materials for diverse media. Knowledge of crisis communication practices. Three to five years in the fields of public relations, marketing or journalism. Strong computer skills in word processing, spreadsheets, email-blast software, database management and Photoshop. Candidates should email their resumes with cover letters to, 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. Posted on: 01/15/2016

Development Assistant

Plimoth Plantation Plymouth, MA
Plimoth Plantation is a 17th-century living history museum dedicated to telling the history of Plymouth Colony from the perspective of both the Pilgrims and the Native Wampanoag. Located in Plymouth, Massachusetts .The Museum is a private, 501(c)(3), not-for-profit educational institution supported by admission fees, contributions, memberships and revenue from educational programs/dining/special events and Museum Shops. Plimoth Plantation is a Smithsonian Institution Affiliate. The Museum seeks a Development Assistant to help administer and organize activity for a major Capital Campaign. Reporting to the Development Director, this is an exceptional opportunity for an energetic, organized and detail oriented individual to advance in the development field. This is a visible role within the museum and in working with professional colleagues and a trustee led Campaign Steering Committee. Exemplary communication, writing and interpersonal skills. Strong project management skills; ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects without compromising quality. Highly organized and has the ability to multi-task. Can manage scheduling in a high volume with multiple parties. Self-starter that can also work as part of a team. History with or interest in development/advancement department. Observes a high level of confidentiality. Familiarity with Raiser’s Edge software, or related database experience. Excellent computer skills and advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office programs (Excel, Word). Commitment to providing a friendly & welcoming presence for all guests and co-workers throughout the Museum. Willingness to support the Museum's mission, vision, core values and customer service philosophy. For more information visit Please email cover letter & resume to: Sue Haverstock, Posted on: 01/15/2016

Development and Communications Coordinator

Seacoast Science Center Rye, NH
The Seacoast Science Center is seeking an energetic and creative Development and Communications Coordinator to assist the development and marketing team in generating revenue and awareness for the Center. This is a full-time benefits-eligible position. The Development and Communications Coordinator is responsible for the design, implementation, coordination and analysis of the Center’s annual fund and membership programs, as well as assisting with corporate support programs as needed. The Coordinator will also assist the Marketing Director with marketing efforts associated with fundraising; developing web content, press releases and managing social media outlets and assist with other Center projects as required. Reporting to the Development Director, this individual will have an essential role in the Center’s fundraising efforts and public relations.A successful candidate will have strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills with an ability to juggle multiple and varied tasks. Must be detail oriented, enjoy working in a small team environment, at ease in a variety of social and professional settings, have a good sense of humor and passion for fundraising. Strong competency in MS Office applications and NEON CRM or similar database required. Some weekend and evening hours required. The successful candidate must have at least three years related experience and a Bachelor’s degree. Please send resumes to Nichole Rutherford, Development Director at or Seacoast Science Center, 570 Ocean Blvd., Rye, NH 03870 by February 15. No phone calls please. Posted on: 01/06/2016


Museum Educator

USS Constitution Museum Boston, MA
Educators at the USS Constitution Museum work in a highly visible position that is essential to fulfilling the Museum’s mission of creating a positive, memorable experience where visitors can learn and connect to history. This seasonal position (March 15-October 31) is responsible for welcoming and providing exceptional customer service to our visitors; facilitating a range of hands-on interpretive programs for different audiences, including families and Pre K-12th grade students; and encouraging visitors to voluntarily donate to the Museum. As a part of the Museum Learning department, you will be trained in interpretation techniques, customer service, and USS Constitution’s history. Ideal candidates possess strong customer service, organizational; a mature and outgoing personality; and an enjoyment for interacting with members of the public. Previous employment or volunteer experience in museum education/interpretation or customer service positions is preferred. Full-time, part-time, and substitute (on-call) positions are available. One weekend day is required for full and part time employees. Interested individuals should send a cover letter, resume, schedule preferences, and references to Only those selected for interviews will be contacted. EOE. Posted on: 02/01/2016

Education and Outreach Manager

Windsor Historical Society Windsor, CT
Windsor Historical Society (WHS) is widely respected as one of Connecticut’s cutting-edge small museums. Help make WHS and Windsor’s historic resources attractive and accessible for a wide demographic range of visitors. With staff team, implement, market, and evaluate the Society’s public programs with specific responsibility for school, youth, family, and community collaborative programs. Manage WHS’s social media. Education: Learn history of Windsor area, understand local and state curriculum standards; be WHS’s liaison to schools: ascertain and respond to teacher needs; produce resource materials; plan, promote, and implement onsite and off-site field trips for K-12 students in Windsor region; host student-oriented exhibits at WHS; recruit and train volunteer guides for student field trips; plan, host WHS’s school, youth, family, and community collaborative programs. Outreach: Manage WHS’s Facebook, Twitter, Instagram content; assist the Director with public relations tasks; generate content for newsletter and website; assist with website design and updates; develop and promote offsite exhibits and events featuring WHS content; public speaking; program evaluation. Qualifications: Master's degree in museum studies or related field; command of New England material culture and history; teaching experience. Flexibility and ease with youth audiences, volunteers, and working environment of a team-oriented small museum essential. Excellent organizational, communication, research, computer, social media skills. To Apply: Send resume, cover letter, references to Christine Ermenc, Executive Director, Anticipated start date: early May. Salary range: $30,000-$34,000 annually for this full-time position, plus benefits package. To learn more about WHS, visit Posted on: 01/19/2016

Engineering Programs Coordinator

Museum of Science Boston, MA
The Engineering Coordinator will maintain the day-to-day operations of the Engineering Design Workshop by hiring and training volunteers and interns and following a budget to purchase materials and equipment. The Engineering Coordinator will lead a team of educators to develop activities and ongoing professional development for part-time staff and volunteers facilitating engineering programming. This includes developing and delivering briefings focusing on facilitation strategies specific to engineering and "making", overseeing the development of innovative engineering activities and experiences, and, with the Program Manager, set educational directions for the department and develop training protocols and documents to ensure our educators are prepared to work with guests and maintain the Museum's leadership in innovative techniques to present engineering and computational thinking. For more information and to apply, please visit: EEO/M/F/V/D/ Posted on: 01/13/2016

Assistant Tutor

Historic Deerfield, Inc. Deerfield, MA
Assistant Tutor, Historic Deerfield Summer Fellowship Program, Historic Deerfield, Deerfield, MA Based at Historic Deerfield Museum, the Assistant Tutor provides program support to the Director of the Summer Fellowship Program and mentors seven undergraduate fellows. This position requires strong organizational skills and an accompanying interest in and ability to collaborate and work in group settings. Museum or other public history experience a plus; applicants must hold a valid driver’s license and be comfortable with driving extended distances (see description of museum visits and week-long trip, below.) Minimum requirements: Master’s level coursework in History (American) or related discipline (American Studies, Art History, Public History, etc.) The Assistant Tutor assists with seminars on early New England history, material culture and museum studies; advises, assists and mentors independent research and writing projects; oversees residential life including daily meal details; monitors evening hours at the museum’s research library; arranges and participates in day-long museum visits and a week-long trip at the end of the program that includes Washington DC, Williamsburg (VA), Winterthur (DE), and New York; provides other administrative support as needed; assists with Program wrap-up and works on Summer Fellowship Alumni Newsletter at Program conclusion (August 16-26.) Dates: June 6-Aug. 26, 2016. Salary: $4250.00; furnished apartment and all meals included. To apply, email or mail a letter of interest, vita and three references by Friday, March 4, 2016 to: Barbara A. Mathews, Public Historian and Director of Academic Programs, Historic Deerfield, Deerfield, MA 01342. Email: Phone: (413) 775-7207 Posted on: 01/06/2016

Manager, Computer Science Education Initiative

Museum of Science Boston, MA
The Museum of Science will develop curriculum on computational thinking and computer science for the school environment, beginning with an elementary school-level product. The manager of this initiative will direct all aspects of this effort – including being the lead author on the curriculum content and project managing the responsibilities associated with bringing this project to market. The successful candidate will be able to work independently, create and implement an exciting vision for an original computer science curriculum, lead a small team of educators focused on developing an innovative educational product, and collaborate with colleagues in and out of the Museum to realize this vision. While start-up funds for this project are available, additional funding will be required to complete this curriculum – and the manager of this effort will work both independently and with Museum colleagues to secure that funding. This exciting curriculum development effort has the potential to grow into additional computer science initiatives upon the successful completion of this initial curriculum project. For more information, visit: EEO/M/F/V/D/ Posted on: 01/06/2016


Curator of Exhibitions

Fairfield Museum and History Center Fairfield, CT
25 hrs/wk, flexible scheduling The Curator of Exhibitions is responsible for the strategic direction, research, planning and installation of the Fairfield Museum’s exhibitions with the goal of increasing the museum’s community visibility and engagement. Develop, implement and manage in collaboration with other museum staff a regular schedule of exhibitions. Design and install changing exhibitions and direct contract staff in exhibit design and fabrication for occasional larger exhibits. Oversee the advance scheduling, planning and design of museum exhibitions; conduct research and prepare content with museum staff and/or outside curators; supervise designers and exhibition fabricators; administer contracts, schedules and budgets. Work with the Museum’s education staff to develop effective exhibit-related programming; contribute to interpretive collaborations with community organizations, affinity groups, schools and other constituents. Work with other museum staff to conduct research that informs exhibition and program development, assist in grant writing and sponsorship development to support museum exhibitions, and direct the museum’s exhibition functions. Maintain a high level of expertise in museum interpretation, including a thorough understanding of relevant professional, ethical and legal issues; as well as a strong understanding of regional history and culture. To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to by Feb. 15, 2016. Posted on: 01/29/2016

Assistant Curator for Exhibitions and Research Temporary Position: April 2016-July 2018

Peabody Essex Museum Salem, MA
Peabody Essex Museum is seeking a highly talented Assistant Curator to join PEM’s Exhibition Research and Publishing Team on a temporary basis for 2+ years. The position supports PEM curator of Chinese and East Asian Art in developing exhibitions, researching collections, managing and implementing curatorial aspects of exhibitions and their related publications, and interpretive materials. The successful candidate collaborates across museum departments with collection services, registration, and exhibition planning, conservation, and others on a variety of projects. A minimum of two years’ experience in a curatorial setting, preferably in an art museum, and experience coordinating multiple projects at one time is required. The ability to work independently and strong project and time management skills are required as well as the ability to establish effective working relationships across several departments. Solid computer skills using Microsoft Office, PowerPoint, and basic imaging tools; knowledge of collection management software such as Museum Plus is an asset. A MA in Chinese Art History, preferably specializing in later Chinese art, fluency in written and spoken Mandarin Chinese and English, and the ability to translate from English to Chinese and vice versa at a professional level is required. Superior diplomatic skills and past experience working directly with Chinese institutions is an asset. PEM is committed to diversity and encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply. Interested candidates should submit their resumes with cover letters and salary requirements, to Human Resources, Peabody Essex Museum, East India Square, Salem, MA 01970-3783 or apply by email to Posted on: 01/06/2016

Exhibit Specialist

Old Sturbridge Village Sturbridge, MA
Reporting to the Curatorial Director, the Exhibit Specialist is responsible for design, installation and maintenance of all in-house exhibits throughout the museum including changing exhibitions, permanent installations, and other projects as assigned. The Exhibit Specialist works closely with the curators, collections manager, and other staff on conceptual planning, design, scheduling and implementation of all in-house exhibit development. Two to five years of collections/exhibits experience in a museum, gallery, or arts organization is required. Candidates should have a Bachelor’s degree in art, design or related field or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Experience with exhibit design, preparation and installation, art handling and crating, carpentry, fabrication, and painting is required. This position is Full Time, Salaried, Exempt and Benefit Eligible. At times, weekday evening and weekend hours are required as needed to accommodate installation schedule. Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to or visit for a complete description. Posted on: 12/18/2015


Museum Preparator and Technician

William Benton Museum of Art, University of Connecticut Storrs, CT
The William Benton Museum of Art at UConn seeks an experienced Preparator and Museum Technician responsible for installing exhibitions and for the Museum’s physical plant. The successful applicant will have a Bachelor’s degree and 2-3 years’ related experience in a museum or similar environment; demonstrated expertise in handling works of art; demonstrated ability to cut mats, frame art, install art on walls, build pedestals, and create and install wall text; ability to lift at least 100 pounds; and have a demonstrated knowledge of building systems, including HVAC systems, lighting, security systems, elevators, and basic electrical and mechanical skills. This is a full time, permanent position (UCPEA 6). Salary is commensurate with background and experience and includes a full benefits package. Please submit a cover letter, resume and names and contact information for three professional references to UConn Jobs at, Staff Positions. Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search #2016318) UConn is an AA/EEO employer. Posted on: 02/09/2016

Facility Rental Manager (part-time)

Lippitt House Museum Providence, RI
Preserve Rhode Island’s Lippitt House Museum in Providence is seeking an energetic and experienced individual to fulfill the new Facility Rental Manger position. The Facility Rental Manger (part-time) will oversee special events include meetings, weddings, teas, parties, photography and other events involving the rental of space at Lippitt House Museum. The successful candidate will be familiar with event logistics and have an entrepreneurial spirit. More info visit: Apply: Please email cover letter and resume to with “Facility Rental Manger” in subject line. Application deadline February 26, 2016. No phone calls, please. Posted on: 02/04/2016

Museum Store

Museum Shop Manager

Pilgrim Hall Museum Plymouth, MA
We’re looking for a motivated, creative, and outgoing person to join our staff! Located in Plymouth, MA, Pilgrim Hall Museum is the oldest continuously operated museum in the nation with an exceptional collection of early American artifacts, including objects carried aboard the Mayflower in 1620. The Museum Shop Manager staffs the museum gift shop/bookstore, oversees all shop operations and merchandizing, trains, schedules and manages additional shop personnel, and interacts positively with the visiting public. The Museum Shop Manager communicates with and works closely with all other departments as a unified team to ensure all visitors have a welcoming and productive museum experience. The ideal candidate is highly organized, detail-oriented, and committed to providing outstanding customer service every day. Requirements: previous retail management experience or significant background in sales operations; ability to manage budget; technical proficiency in Excel and retail applications; flexible availability (evenings, weekends, & some holidays are required); able to be on feet for an eight-hour shift; able to lift 30 pounds and navigate stairs. This is a frontline PT/YR position with limited office hours. 32 hours/wk. Schedule consists of 3 full days (including at least one weekend day), 2 half days. Hourly rate: $18. For more details, see application posted on museum website. To apply, send cover letter and CV by March 1st to Donna Curtin, Executive Director, Posted on: 02/02/2016


Gallery Officers

Peabody Essex Museum Salem, MA
Peabody Essex Museum is seeking candidates for part-time Gallery Officer openings. Our professional security staff is responsible for safeguarding and providing assistance to museum visitors and staff within and around the museum complex. In addition, Gallery Officers are responsible for enforcing all museum security policies and procedures in order to protect PEM's notable collections, exhibits, and property. Candidates must possess excellent communication skills, enjoy working with the public and uphold a professional attitude at all times. Training and uniforms are provided. The ideal candidate will have a degree in criminal justice or be enrolled in criminal justice program. Prior security experience or military service strongly preferred. Experience in a museum, cultural institution or non-profit organization a plus. Must have a valid Massachusetts driver's license, be available to work at off-site Museum properties and be available to work weekend shifts. TO APPLY: Interested candidates should send their resumes with cover letters by email to, 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. Posted on: 01/06/2016

Visitor Services


Fruitlands Museum Harvard, MA
Fruitlands Museum, a museum of art, nature, and history set in picturesque Harvard, MA, seeks a friendly, outgoing individual to serve as a part-time seasonal Museum Interpreter. Essential duties and responsibilities include: interacting with visitors, both individually and in groups, conveying accurate and relevant information about each of the Museum collections; securing the safety of both guests and collections, monitoring the Museum buildings for any problems or safety concerns; and assisting visitors with limited mobility to easily access the Museum buildings and grounds through the use of a motorized vehicle supplied and maintained by the Museum. Applicants must be 26 years old or older, be customer service focused, possess courteous and safe driving skills, have excellent written and verbal communication skills, be comfortable working collaboratively as a member of a team, and have a bachelor's degree in a field related to the collections (history, art, literature, anthropology, environmental studies or education). This is an entry-level position providing no more than 25 hours per week, including one weekend day. Some evening hours may be required. To apply, email a resume and cover letter to Application deadline is Friday, February 19, 2016. No phone calls please. Posted on: 02/04/2016

Guest Services Associate

Abbe Museum Bar Harbor, ME
Do you enjoy interacting with people? Do you believe that customer service is an important part of a positive experience? If so please consider joining the Abbe Museum’s growing Guest Services team. Guest Services Associates help the Museum to encourage a more tolerant and culturally-aware society by inspiring visitors to think more deeply about the history and contemporary lives of individuals from other cultures. Ideal candidates have a heart for service, are driven, self-sufficient, and committed to finding surprising and welcoming ways to interact with patrons of all types. This is a seasonal position, from May 1st through October 31st, 20-40 hours per week at $10 per hour. For more information and to apply, click here: Posted on: 02/02/2016

Museum Tour Guide

Gibson House Museum Boston, MA
The Gibson House Museum is currently looking for a part-time guide to provide tours on Thursday afternoons at 1:00, 2:00, and 3:00 p.m. Candidates should feel comfortable with public speaking and have a strong interest in history, architecture, or decorative arts.The position pays $35/day, and hours are 12:30 to 4:15. Responsibilities include opening and closing the museum. Located in Boston’s Back Bay, the Gibson House Museum is a time capsule of daily life during the mid-nineteenth to early twentieth centuries, reflecting three generations of Gibson family occupancy (1859–1954). Since 1957, it has been operated as a house museum, displaying four floors of Victorian and Edwardian decorative arts. The Gibson House is a National Historic Landmark and is registered on the Massachusetts State Register of Historic Places. Resumes and cover letters should be sent to; college and graduate students are welcome to apply. Posted on: 01/27/2016

Visitor Services and Museum Shop Assistant

The Trustees Stockbridge, MA
With views of Monument Mountain, original artwork, a shingle-style house, and a stunning collection of gardens created over 30 years by renowned landscape architect Fletcher Steele and Joseph Choates' daughter, Miss Mabel Choate, Naumkeag is a quintessential country estate of the Gilded Age. Bequeathed in its entirety in 1959 – from furniture to garden tools – Naumkeag offers an unforgettable experience for visitors to explore. Do you love helping people and seeing visitors leave with a smile on their face? As the Visitor Services and Museum Shop Assistant, you will be greeting guests warmly and setting the tone for their entire visit. You will help ensure that every aspect of the visitor experience is enchanting and exciting. The Visitor Services and Museum Shop Assistant should be cheerful, professional and knowledgeable in their work. Excellent customer service skills are required. They should possess the talent to answer questions patiently and the ability to make guests feel welcome and important. This is a part-time, seasonal position, expected to begin in April and end in December. Daytime, weekend and some evening hours are required. To see the full posting and to apply, click the following link: Posted on: 01/27/2016

Cultural Site Interpreter

The Trustees Stockbridge, MA
Are you an engaging storyteller with a passion for history? Do you enjoy meeting and talking with people? Are you open to learning new things and participating in a dynamic work environment? If so, consider joining our dedicated and lively team of Cultural Site Interpreters. Our interpreters bring the stories of our special places to life for our visitors in meaningful and relevant ways. They are responsible for making connections between our visitors and our special places by engaging visitors through interactive and multi-sensory strategies that provoke, excite, and inspire. We believe that by engaging and exciting our visitors they will feel more connected to our cultural heritage and be inspired to help preserve and protect it for future generations. Currently we are looking for interpreters for two historic properties in the Berkshires: Naumkeag and Mission House. This is a part-time, seasonal position, April through December. Daytime and weekend hours are required. Interested applicants should enjoy engaging visitors through multi-sensory interpretive techniques including storytelling, hands-on activities, and interactive discussion. The Trustees offers competitive salaries and the opportunity to be part of a dedicated team across the Commonwealth who love the outdoors, who love the distinctive charms of New England, and who believe in celebrating and protecting our special places, for everyone, forever. To see the full posting and to apply, click the following link: Posted on: 01/27/2016

Assistant Director of Visitor Experiences

The Discovery Museums Acton, MA
We’re looking for an outgoing, motivated person to join our staff! The Assistant Director of Visitor Experiences (ADVE) is involved in all aspects of visitor services and customer satisfaction for The Discovery Museums. This includes managing the public spaces of the Museums and managing frontline staff, including the Managers on Duty, Admission Staff, and Explorers (paid and volunteer). The ADVE communicates with and works closely with all other departments as a unified team to ensure all visitors have a welcoming, intuitive, and fun visit to the Museums. The ADVE is also the point person for the Visitor Experiences Volunteer Program: recruitment, inquiries, interviews, training, scheduling, tracking, and retention. Check our website for the full job description and requirements. Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree and 3+ years professional experience; excellent verbal and written communication skills; extremely out-going, exceptional people skills, willingness and proven ability to interact with public and staff in a positive manner; driver’s license and reliable transportation; experience in the fields of customer service, education, or museums preferred. To Apply: Please email cover letter and resume to Cara Lonardo-Roy at Please, no phone calls. Posted on: 01/26/2016

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: click the direct hire link. Applications must be received or postmarked by: Friday, September 25, 2015. Posted on: 12/31/1969

Volunteer Services

Manager, Friends of Art

Davis Museum at Wellesley College Wellesley, MA
Manages Friends of Art, the annual giving program devoted to the Davis Museum at Wellesley College. Responsible for day-to-day operations of this program— including 700+ volunteers organized into a National Committee, and Regional Committees—to raise friends and unrestricted funds in support of current Davis needs (incl. acquisitions, exhibitions, programs, collections, internships, and unique student opportunities). Plans and executes the annual giving and engagement efforts, including direct mail efforts and volunteer solicitations; regional events from large to small; on-campus programs; acknowledgments. Tracks and reports on FOA finances, including gifts and revenues. Oversees planning and logistics for two FOA National Committee meetings. Collaborates on planning and logistics for annual FOA Patrons Trip. Cultivates, stewards, and solicits alumnae, parents, and friends of the Davis, by phone and in person, locally and nationally. Guides and supports FOA volunteer success in meeting friend-and fund-raising goals. Represents and articulates FOA/Davis goals articulately, persuasively, with confidence and courtesy. Participates in key local FOA events. Manages special projects as needed, especially in support of the FOA @ 50 celebration, in 2016, including calendars, event planning, and travel coordination nationally and internationally. Collaborates across the College, with the other Friends groups, and colleagues in Resources and Alumnae offices, to share research and information and to coordinate logistics. Occasional evening and weekend work. Primary Responsibilities: 1. Manages day-to-day operations of Friends of Art at the Davis, in support of annual membership and gift goals; develops FOA relationships in support of smooth operations. 2. Plans and executes the annual FOA giving and engagement efforts, including direct mail efforts and volunteer solicitations. Posted on: 01/22/2016

Volunteer Program Coordinator

Castle Preservation Society Moultonborough, NH
The Volunteer Program Coordinator will work in support of the Castle mission with the primary goal of building and leading a diverse array of volunteer opportunities. Volunteers are essential members of the Castle team, providing outstanding visitor services and delivering quality programs and events for a broad audience. The Volunteer Program Coordinator will manage volunteers and provide direction, coordination, and consultation for all volunteer functions at Castle in the Clouds. This position is an hourly position working approximately 20 hours per week with some variations in schedule depending upon the operating season. Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills (written and verbal) are required for this position. The ability to work on several projects concurrently and meet deadlines in a fast-paced setting is essential. Strong presentation and public speaking skills are needed. The ability to work independently and as part of a diverse team are also important. Basic computer skills and record keeping abilities are required. A high school diploma is required. A Bachelor’s Degree or related work experience is recommended but not required. Experience as a volunteer in a nonprofit or museum setting is also a plus. Complete job description and information about the organization as well as how to apply can be found on Posted on: 01/13/2016


Event Supervisor

Hill-Stead Museum Farmington, CT
Hill-Stead Museum in Farmington, CT is accepting applications for hourly Event Supervisors, flexible availability to work daytime, evenings or weekends; on-call availability a plus. Successful candidates will have some experience in retail, hospitality, wait-staffing, and customer service. Event Supervisors will report to the Manager of Private Rentals and Corporate Functions. Major responsibilities include oversight of weddings and private events, corporate and non-profit functions with client/host, guest and vendor satisfaction in mind. Event Supervisors will serve as the professional representative of Hill-Stead Museum to event patrons and vendors with demeanor and attire reflective of the high standards of the museum; supervise each event from pre-event start and vendor arrival through event conclusion, including vendor clean up and departure. Adherence to policies and procedures related to the buildings and property to ensure timely attention as questions or issues arise; monitor the event as it is happening for adherence to timeline agreed upon in the event contract. Event Supervisors will share general knowledge about Hill-Stead, including the collection, the Pope Riddle family, and the property in order to engage with patrons and answer their questions. Requirements include: Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to interact with a diverse range of individuals and groups; ability to multi-task and to remain calm under pressure; ability to work effectively with donors, volunteers, and paid staff at all levels; ability to work alone or as part of a team; knowledge of and interest in art history, particularly Impressionism, and/or gardens & landscape, especially Hill-Stead’s Sunken Garden, a plus. High School diploma or GED is required; previous event planning/management/coordination a plus. Compensation is $15.00 per hour on a per diem basis. Interested and reliable individuals, college age and older, should e-mail a letter of intent, résumé, three references, and request full job description to Sue Guimaraes, Assistant to the Executive Director, at Posted on: 02/01/2016

Hearth cook

Museums of Old York York, ME
The Museum is seeking an experienced hearth cook to assist guest chefs at Tavern Dinners, and other tavern events. Must be familiar with cooking on the hearth or have excellent cooking experience. This position is occasional work, 12 to 20 hours per month, colder months only, always evenings - both weeknight and weekend. Please contact Eileen Sewall if interested. 207-363-4974 or Posted on: 01/20/2016