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Associate Director of Museum Development

Northern Light Productions Boston, MA
Northern Light Productions creates non-fiction media for museums, visitor centers, and institutions across North America. The Associate Director of Museum Development guides our internal team to new opportunities in media production for an expanding variety of clients. We’re looking for someone who can lead small teams effectively to distill multiple priorities and complex tasks into elegant and cohesive proposals. Specific responsibilities include; lead proposal development, facilitate and edit staff contributions to proposals, contribute to overall company marketing strategy in a wide variety of outlets, gather and analyze market information, craft and maintain various marketing materials, identify marketing leads through research and lead outreach efforts to new prospects. The perfect candidate will help paint the big picture while crushing the details, is team-oriented and energetic, balances strategic planning with improvised problem-solving, enjoys a challenge and can execute under pressure, finds delight in expressing creative ideas succinctly and eloquently. Strong skills in leadership, writing, editing, communication, and organization are required. Experience with Adobe Creative Suite—especially InDesign—is a plus. Familiarity with the process of media production (including video production, post-production, software design and development) is a plus. Please contact Tim Lay by email only: tlay@nlprod.com.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
SALARY RANGE: TBD
Posted on: 11/28/2016

Executive Director

South Shore Art Center Cohasset, MA
South Shore Art Center, a non-profit organization serving artists and communities on the South Shore of Massachusetts, seeks a new Executive Director to realize its mission to promote the visual arts. Organized in 1955 by artists wanting to share their work and provide art education to others, the Art Center has expanded to encompass five areas of creative realization via artist advancement, exhibitions, educational classes, community outreach and an annual Arts Festival weekend held on the Cohasset Common each year. The full-time position of Executive Director involves developing and administering high-quality events and programs, leading fundraising and donor development initiatives, overseeing staff as well as the organization of volunteers, and managing day-to-day operations of the Art Center located in Cohasset, MA. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: programs, fundraising, development, events, communications/marketing, personnel, and fiscal oversight. The Executive Director must be an organized self-starter with a proven track record in relationship development, fundraising/sales, marketing, and operational management of nonprofit organizations, ideally focused on artistic expression. Qualifications and skills include: leadership; fundraising; art background; personable; creative; fiscally responsible; college degree or higher (ideally in the arts or non-profit management); proficiency in Quickbooks, Windows, database software and non-profit donor management tools; and ability to apply technology/social media to traditional functions. Apply by: January 15, 2016. E-mail a cover letter and resume to Tanya Bodell, President of the Board at: President@ssac.org.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
SALARY RANGE: Commensurate with Experience
Posted on: 12/05/2016

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 and 10,000-plus-piece collection of decorative arts and historic artifacts, as well as to administer a staff of full-time and part-time employees, numerous volunteers, and contracted services. The Executive Director is responsible for the daily operations of the organization’s facilities, supervising educational programs, and performing a lead role in development and fundraising. The Executive Director reports directly to and works alongside 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 museum sites range from a 1680s farmhouse to a late Victorian artist’s studio to a 1940s coastguard bunker that now houses a marine museum. 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 • Experience in museum or nonprofit work for a minimum of 4 years. • An interest in and knowledge of American History and decorative arts is essential • Experience with responsibility for the P&L of a non-profit organization or stand-alone division of an organization. Please visit our website for more information at easthamptonhistory.org. To apply, send a substantive cover letter and résumé to info@easthamptonhistory.org.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 11/30/2016

Operations Manager

New Hampshire Boat Museum Wolfeboro Falls, NH
The New Hampshire Boat Museum is a small, but very active seasonal museum located on Lake Winnipesaukee. Poised for imminent growth, the museum is in a $5.5 million capital campaign to build a new museum building on a four acre campus. The Operations Manager assists the Executive Director to ensure the museum operates efficiently. Duties include event/program management; fundraising, membership and Capital Campaign support; administrative office support including daily financial reporting; website management; some exhibition curation/installation, and museum store management. Knowledge of Word, Excel and PowerPoint required, as well as database experience in PastPerfect or a similar database. Require someone with a positive outlook, who quickly learns new skills, manages time wisely, displays efficiency, and has the ability to work in a positive team environment in a fast-paced two-person office with an active board and volunteer base. Must be organized, able to multi-task, be detail-oriented and have good writing skills. A minimum of 1-3 years working experience in museums required. Occasional evening and weekend work is required during the season. Salary low to mid $30,000. No relocation costs can be paid. For more information visit nhbm.org/employment. To apply send cover letter, resume and references via email to lisa@nhbm.org by December 19.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 11/18/2016

Assistant to Director

Rhode Island School of Design Providence, RI
The Assistant to the Director of the Museum serves a critical function supporting the leadership of the RISD Museum. We are seeking a highly detailed and organized team player to join our community of passionate Museum professionals. As one of the three largest university art museums in the United States, the RISD Museum is a place for investigation, transformation, and creative process. For artists, students, educators, and the greater community we make the visual experience richer and deeper. We encourage inquiry. We foster connections between the visual arts and other forms from the literary to the scientific. We help build the skills needed in a fast-changing global society – how to look closely, think creatively, and embrace diversity. As an employer, RISD offers a supportive, collegial and inclusive work environment, the possibility of a flexible work schedule, and a competitive benefits package. To learn more about the RISD Museum visit http://risdmuseum.org/. For more information and to apply for this position, please visit: http://careers.risd.edu/postings/1410
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 11/17/2016

Executive Director

Historic Harrisville, Inc. Harrisville, NH
Historic Harrisville Inc (historicharrisville.org), a non-profit foundation in Harrisville, NH, seeks an Executive Director to oversee its $1 million-plus budget and advance its mission of enhancing the beauty, quality and historical significance of a National Historic Landmark District. Responsibilities include managing and providing stewardship for historic buildings; restoring and adapting historic buildings for reuse; developing and administering contracts; recruiting and managing tenants; grant writing and administration; monitoring preservation covenants; overseeing management of the Harrisville General Store, and more! Please contact HHI Trustee David Lord, david@davidlord.com
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 11/13/2016

Interim Director

Canterbury Shaker Village Canterbury, NH
Canterbury Shaker Village seeks an interim director to oversee operations while it conducts a search for a permanent executive director. This is a 30-40 hour per week (approximately 6-10 month) contract position, preferably starting by mid-December. Incorporated as a museum in 1969 by the last living Shakers in New Hampshire, Canterbury Shaker Village is a 694-acre National Historic Landmark with 25 restored Shaker buildings that hold collections of national significance. While open seasonally (http://www.shakers.org/), important activities continue throughout the winter and need to be overseen on site. A versatile ten-member staff is supplemented by contracted services and volunteers. Qualifying applicants will demonstrate: at least 10 years organizational management experience, preferably in museums or similar institutions having significant collections and multiple facilities; effective staff administration, team building, and support of program planning and operations; ability to oversee day to day business, financial, and facilities management systems working with functional managers and contracted services; excellent oral and written communications skills; experience working with organizational boards, committees, and volunteers; experience in systems for institutional advancement, donor cultivation and grant management; sufficient education and experience in the humanities to support the Museum's program staff and advance CSV's mission. Interested qualifying candidates should contact: Kirk Leoni, Chairman, Canterbury Shaker Village at kleoni@nathanwechsler.com, attaching a resume. Open until position is filled; target date is mid-December. CSV is an equal opportunity employer.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Contract
SALARY RANGE: Based on qualifications, experience.
Posted on: 11/07/2016

Library Director

The Stonington Historical Society Stonington, CT
The Stonington Historical Society is seeking a part-time Library Director to oversee the functions and operations of the R.W.Woolworth Library and Research Center. The Woolworth is the Society’s main archival repository, that also houses textiles, artifacts, outreach and educational materials, books, and an inventory of past publications. The Library Director will be the main representative for public inquiry regarding collections, research, and relevant sources. This position provides recommendations for policy and procedures, collections acquisition, de-accessions, and archival management and care. This position oversees the cataloguing of archival materials and artifacts and maintaining and facilitating access to those collections through digital records, Past Perfect software, and through online and social media outlets. Desired qualifications for this position include a graduate degree in Library Science plus five years of archival related work or relevant museum experience. Knowledge of current best practices in conservation, computer literacy, and familiarity with Past Perfect is a plus. The ideal candidate will have experience managing staff and volunteers, research and writing for exhibits and publication Please apply by email to director@stoningtonhistory.org and include a resume of related experiences and a minimum of two professional references. This position is expected to start January of 2017.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Part time
Posted on: 10/31/2016

Executive Director

E WA State Historical Society dba Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture Spokane, WA
CANDIDATE REQUIREMENTS AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: Minimum ten years of progressive executive management leadership positions in general management or development in a private, not-for-profit, or public museum, historical society, cultural center or similar enterprise or organization. An undergraduate or advanced degree in business management, museum management, or related field. Demonstrated ability to recruit, develop and manage a leadership team that works in an integrated manner to achieve major goals. Successful track record of working in close partnership with a committed Board of Directors with policy making authority or in a collective leadership environment. Ability to develop, prioritize and implement effective work and strategic plans. Demonstrated success in fundraising, marketing and financial management. Ability and desire to engage in broad outreach to museum stakeholders including Washington State officials and legislators, local American Indian tribal leaders, and regional schools and colleges as well as donors and foundations. Interested candidates should send a resume with references and a cover letter detailing your experience in the areas of entrepreneurial instincts, coalition building, management and fundraising via e-mail to: MACsearchCtte@gmail.com FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Please leave further inquiries on the Search Committee direct message line: 509.990.7216 and visit these websites: www.northwestmuseum.org /www.movetospokane.com
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
SALARY RANGE: $120,000 - $130,000
Posted on: 10/28/2016

Collections

Curatorial Associate, Architecture & Design

MIT Museum Cambridge, MA
The Curatorial Associate, Architecture & Design is involved in research, preparation/production, and installation of an active program of temporary exhibitions in the Museum's Kurtz Gallery for Photography and in the Wolk Gallery, School of Architecture and Planning. Will serve as a member of the collections team of seven including curators, curatorial associates, and registrar & collections manager. Responsibilities include assisting with exhibition research, preparation, installation, publicity, and related programming. Specific responsibilities (in consultation with the curator) include coordinating the design and production of exhibition graphics and print materials and website development; media contact; coordinating opening events; coordinating artwork transport and other activities related to the mounting of exhibitions; organizing traveling exhibitions; assisting with the supervision and organization of workflow for curatorial interns, temporary staff, and volunteers; and other duties as assigned. Will also support activities related to collections services and management including reference; accessioning; preparing inventories, guides, finding aids, and website access tools; and cataloging. Requirements: Undergraduate degree (advanced degree an advantage) with subject interest in one or more of the following areas: art history, architectural history, history of design, and history of photography. Three years of exhibitions and/or curatorial experience with museum collections required, and discretion and judgment with confidential information. Must have excellent writing and interpersonal skills and be well organized and highly motivated to work in a team environment. Must also be able to retrieve collections objects and document boxes weighing up to 35 lbs. from storage locations that require climbing steps. Applicants must apply online at MIT HR website, position #14170.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Part time
Posted on: 12/06/2016

Curatorial Assistant

The Hyde Collection Glens Falls, NY
The Hyde Collection seeks a curatorial assistant to support the Museum’s curator in all aspects of a busy curatorial department, such as administering a historic house collection, conducting research, and mounting an ambitious exhibition program. Among the assistant’s principal duties will be maintaining collection records, responding to inquiries from the general public, and liaising with artists and other museum professionals. The candidate should have a sound knowledge of museum procedures, some art historical training and research skills, and previous museum experience. Knowledge of a European language, professional art handling skills, and programs such as InDesign and Photoshop would be a distinct advantage. Send a letter of interest, resume, and three references to staff@keena.com or Keena, 2 Progress Blvd. Queensbury NY 12804. No phone calls, please. EOE.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 11/28/2016

Development and Marketing

Director of Development

Portland Museum of Art Portland, Maine, ME
The Portland Museum of Art is looking for a Director of Development to lead the continuing transformation of fundraising efforts at the PMA. The Director of Development serves as a key cultivator and solicitor of donors, inspires constituents to higher levels of giving, and works collaboratively with museum staff and volunteers to ensure success in building strong constituent relationships and supporting the PMA’s strategic goal to build financial strength and sustainability. With an extensive collection and nationally renowned exhibitions, the Portland Museum of Art is the cultural heart of Portland, Maine. The PMA boasts significant holdings of American, European, and contemporary art, as well as iconic works from Maine—highlighting the rich artistic tradition of the state and its artists. For position description listing responsibilities, qualifications, and application instructions, please visit http://www.portlandmuseum.org/about/employment . The Portland Museum of Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 12/06/2016

Membership Manager

Wadsworth Atheneum Hartford, CT
The Wadsworth Atheneum, the oldest continually operating public art museum in the United States, was founded by Daniel Wadsworth in 1842. The Wadsworth has an immediate opening for a Membership Manager to join our Development team. The Membership Manager oversees the museum’s membership program to ensure that exceptional membership services and benefits are provided. Serving as the primary advocate and liaison between the museum and its members, corporations, and the community, the Membership Manager is responsible for the cultivation, stewardship and solicitation for membership and annual donors. Prepares, implements, and evaluates an annual strategic plan for marketing the museum’s membership program; Membership events and promotions, including exclusive activities for members-only; Responsible for creating and overseeing production of member mailings both on paper and electronically; Oversees the Tessitura database; Manages the Membership Coordinator. Bachelor’s degree; Minimum of three (3) years of successful membership development experience in an arts setting and with management experience strongly preferred; Experience in fundraising, sales, marketing, preferred. Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work with people at all levels within and outside the museum; Superior writing and editing skills, and creativity; Strong attention to detail and excellent organizational skills; Expert computer skills; strong analytic and operating abilities with programs and platforms including Microsoft Office, Tessitura or similar databases, data entry experience. Send resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to: Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art; Attn: HR Department; 600 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103; Or HR@wadsworthatheneum.org; Deadline for applications: December 22, 2016; We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 12/05/2016

Director of Public Relations and Marketing

The Springfield Museums Corporation Springfield, MA
The Springfield Museums located in Springfield, MA is seeking a Director of Public Relations and Marketing. The selected candidate will be responsible for executing tactical plans to promote the Springfield Museums through traditional and online marketing and public relations efforts. He/she will convey all that is offered within the five museums and the Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden, making the Springfield Museums a top destination for local, regional and national audiences. The selected candidate will develop the Museum’s annual strategic marketing plan and implement all tactical marketing decisions, identifying new business and marketing opportunities that align with and support the Museums’ strategic plan which is aimed at winning support and public enthusiasm for the Museums’ services, activities, collections and exhibitions. A Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, or journalism and 7+ years of experience in Public Relations and Marketing is required. Prior success in a highly dynamic environment, preferably non-profit, with extensive experience in marketing strategy and campaign execution is necessary. A letters of application, resume, writing sample, and salary requirements should be submitted to: jmuratore-pallatino@springfieldmuseums.org by Friday, December 16. In advance, thank you for submitting your application, individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 12/01/2016

Grant Writer

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens Boothbay, ME
Responsible for writing proposals for foundations and individuals for both unrestricted operating revenue and restricted projects and for submitting timely and accurate reports for all existing grant funded projects. Writing responsibilities include stewardship and cultivation activities as well. Requires at least two years grant writing experience, preferably with a non-profit organization. Ability to write clear, structured, articulate and persuasive proposals. Ability to work well in a team environment, handle multiple assignments and meet deadlines. Knowledge of fundraising techniques, strategies and research. The mission of Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens is to inspire meaningful connections among people, plants, and nature through horticulture, education and research. To apply: send resume and letter of interest to Employment@mainegardens.org. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a suitable candidate is identified.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 12/01/2016

Site Rental Manager

Strawbery Banke Museum Portsmouth, NH
Organized individual with excellent communication and customer service skills needed for marketing, managing and implementing facility rentals to secure revenue to support the museum’s mission of education and historic preservation. Coordinate and handle all communications and logistics relating to site rentals. 20 hours per week including evenings and weekends as needed. Competitive pay, flexible schedule, PTO, FSA and 403(b) with match. See full job description at: http://www.strawberybanke.org/people/employment.cfm. To apply, send cover letter and resume to: Kylee Noga, Human Resources Coordinator, knoga@strawberybanke.org.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Part time
Posted on: 11/28/2016

Development Assistant

Newport Art Museum Newport, RI
The Development Associate maintains all donor data to ensure the integrity and accuracy of the database. He/she helps execute the annual fund development plan through administrative support including appeals, gift entry and tracking, acknowledgements, queries and reports, and financial reconciliations. This individual will be the primary contact for questions about membership, special-event registration and other customer relationships that forge connections between individuals and the Museum. Responsible for data entry in to Raiser’s Edge database with updates to donor records and meticulous record keeping; Ensure timely donor acknowledgement for all gifts; Execute appropriate gift entry procedures for all membership dollars and donations (cash and in-kind) to the Museum in concert with the Museum’s other offices; Run queries for research, analysis, and corrections, preparing reports as requested by the Director of Development and Executive Director; Support the membership program of the Museum, executing the strategies for meeting membership goals as described in the Fund Development Plan and as set in the Annual Budget; Among other related duties. To Apply: Please include a cover letter, current résumé, three references and salary requirements. No phone calls please. All requests should be emailed to: jobs@newportartmuseum.org, with “Development Assistant” in the subject line.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Part time
Posted on: 11/22/2016

Grants Manager

Wadsworth Atheneum Hartford, CT
The Wadsworth Atheneum, the oldest continually operating public art museum in the United States, was founded by Daniel Wadsworth in 1842. Today the collection exceeds 50,000 works of art, spanning more than 5,000 years. The Wadsworth has an immediate opening for a Grants Manager to join our Development team. The Grants Manager is responsible for the creation and management of a well-coordinated, strategic development plan to cultivate and solicit support from foundations, corporations, and government sources. The successful Grants Manager candidate will provide the expertise to the Wadsworth Atheneum’s interests by researching and identifying sources of support, proactively seeking opportunities to generate new proposals based on corporate/foundation guidelines and interests, and by maintaining strong communications with those sources. The ideal candidate is an energetic, ambitious, goal-oriented and creative self-starter who possesses the ability to work both independently and collaboratively. Education and Experience: Bachelor’s Degree, minimum of five (5) years of experience, preferably in an arts or cultural organization. Skills and Abilities: Demonstrated record of achievement, including exceptional organizational, interpersonal, and written and verbal communications skills; demonstrated knowledge of methods, practices, and procedures for obtaining information about the giving programs of corporations and foundations; experience with Tessitura preferred. Interested candidates should send their resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to: Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Attn: HR Department, 600 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103, Or Email HR@wadsworthatheneum.org. Deadline for applications: December 15, 2016. The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 11/22/2016

Senior Research Analyst

Museum of Science Boston, MA
The Senior Research Analyst supports the fundraising efforts of the Museum by addressing the research needs of Advancement staff members and identifying prospective donors, assessing their gift capacity and potential and uncovering facts that show how an optimum gift may best be solicited. The position creates, implements, and maintains the process by which consistent Annual Fund donors in Advancement's existing prospect pool may be moved up the pipeline to facilitate a Major Gift. The Senior Research Analyst identifies new donor prospects to build the prospect pool and donor pipeline. This position partners directly with the Senior Program Manager for Research in helping to manage the prospect management process and the fundraising pipelines, enabling the Director of Leadership Gifts to focus time and energy on cultivating new donors, soliciting current donors for leadership-level gifts, and general fundraising for the quiet phase of the next campaign. RESPONSIBILITIES: Preparation of research material on over 450 unique identities. The identification and assignment of 100 prospects to Annual Fund officers. Preparation of event briefings in support of Annual Fund events. Preparation of event briefings in support of Leadership Gifts/Advancement-wide events. Identify and qualify 20-30 new Discoverer-level prospects per month to build the prospect pool and donor pipeline. Yearly identify 12 Annual Fund donors who may transition to Leadership Gifts to build the donor pipeline. WORK SCHEDULE: This position is full-time, 40 hours/week, Monday-Friday. To apply, please visit https://mos.applicantpro.com/jobs/485067-29458.html
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 11/14/2016

Advancement Operations Manager

Canterbury Shaker Village Canterbury, NH
Canterbury Shaker Village seeks a full time Advancement Operations Manager to ensure the smooth functioning of the Advancement Department’s operations. The position is responsible for Annual Fund giving mailings, the Village Visionaries( highest level membership group), Event sponsorships, leading the annual auction, prospect research , database management( Raiser’s Edge). Responsibilities include managing all data entry, and reporting related to gifts, grants and pledges; general data entry, gift processing and reporting in Raiser’s Edge. The manager will work closely with a Director of Major and Planned Gifts, the Executive Director and membership staff as needed. Must have good interpersonal skills and be comfortable communicating with board members and donors. Must be very organized, able to multi-task, detail-oriented and have good writing skills. A minimum of 3-5 years working in advancement with preference given to candidates with fluency in generating Raiser’s Edge queries and reports. Occasional evening and weekend work is required based on events scheduled at the Village. Canterbury Shaker Village is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please submit resumes and references to: epappas@shakers.org. Please no phone calls. Thank you.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
SALARY RANGE: based on qualifications
Posted on: 11/13/2016

Marketing and Communications Manager

Shelburne Museum Shelburne, VT
Shelburne Museum, a spectacular collection of fine art, folk art, and Americana housed within 39 buildings on a beautifully landscaped 45 acre campus in Shelburne Vermont, is seeking a new Marketing and Communications Manager. This important position is responsible for developing the Museum’s broad marketing strategy and implementing plans using both traditional and digital marketing to increase Museum visibility and vistorship locally, nationally, and internationally. The incumbent will conduct market data analysis and evaluation to determine effectiveness of marketing strategy and adjust when necessary. This is a collaborative position and requires the ability to work with multiple departments and a variety of stakeholders while serving as project coordinator for all marketing collateral, products and promotions, seeing that schedules are set and deadlines maintained. The MCM also supervises the graphic designer and oversees the website. Candidates must have marketing and management experience in a similar setting. Attention to detail, ability to create and maintain budgets, creativity, and vision are necessary. Please visit shelburnemuseum.org for a full job description and application instructions. Resumes, cover letters, and completed applications may be sent to HR, PO Box 10, Shelburne, VT, 05482 or emailed to Human_Resources@shelburnemuseum.org. No phone calls please.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 11/03/2016

Director of Development

Historic Newton Newton, MA
Historic Newton (www.historicnewton.org) is seeking a dynamic, experienced, and motivated Development Director to successfully manage a comprehensive fund-raising program. The Development Director must be organized, strategic, and able to generate support through membership, corporate and major gifts, annual appeal, grants, and fundraising events. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated ability to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward major gifts from individuals, businesses and grant funders. Must have a minimum of three to five years’ experience and a proven record of success creating, planning, and implementing fund-raising strategies; capable of managing multiple requirements simultaneously; possess attention-to-detail skills; be an assertive, seasoned professional with pleasant and persuasive interpersonal talent; and have excellent communication skills with proven ability to articulate a compelling case verbally and in writing. The Director of Development will work with an engaged and talented board-level committee and receive part-time administrative support. Fulltime position with medical benefits. E.O.E. Applicants may send their resume and cover letter to: historicnewton@newtonma.gov or 527 Washington Street, Newton, MA, 02458.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 11/01/2016

Director of Development

The Mark Twain House & Museum Hartford, CT
DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT POSITION OVERVIEW: FUNDRAISING: Designs, implements, and manages all fundraising. Manages all strategies and activities for donor cultivation, solicitation, and relations. Supervises and assists Grant Writer. Regularly expands pool of prospective donors. Develops a comprehensive planned-giving program. Supervises planning and execution of the Museum’s annual fundraising gala. Attends appropriate community events, meets with donors. BOARD OF TRUSTEES: Serves as staff liaison to the Development Committee and the Executive Director to develop strategies to meet aggressive fundraising goals. Develops fundraising training for Trustees and other volunteers. Assumes responsibility for all Development reports to the Board and other agencies, and attends all Board meetings. Regularly communicates with Trustees and former Trustees. Assists the Board with recommending and researching potential new members. Liaises with and supports the Friends of the Mark Twain House. Liaises with and supports the Ambassadors group. OFFICE OVERSIGHT: Supervises donor and gift record-keeping. Coordinates development research activities. Oversees the management of databases and all records, files, and gift processing. Manages the pledge reminder and acknowledgement processes.Works closely with senior staff. Creates and implements a promotional plan for national fundraising. Fulfill other duties as assigned. QUALIFICATIONS: A minimum of 8 years professional proven fundraising experience, with at least 5 years of senior development experience preferably in a museum setting. Apply via email to lynn.gregor@marktwainhouse.org
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 10/31/2016

Director of Marketing

Historic Highfield, Inc. Falmouth, MA
Highfield Hall & Gardens (HH&G) is seeking a Director of Marketing (DOM) to establish the organization as a regional historic and cultural center destination. This is a new position due to rapid growth in visitation and revenue over the past 12 months and the leadership of a new, market driven Executive Director. The DOM is responsible for promoting and establishing the organization’s brand, promoting its programs and mission, and representing HH&G at community and industry events. Additionally, the DOM will be responsible for the annual marketing and communication plan, creating and producing marketing content (print & digital), managing the marketing budget, external marketing contractors, and external media relationships. Experience with websites, email marketing and social media required. The DOM will report to the Executive Director and be a member of the senior management team. As a senior member of the management team the DOM will work closely with the Director of Development and the Director of Programs and Exhibitions. Job Requirements: Candidates must have at least 5 years of progressive experience in marketing, and strong writing and communication skills. Experience in a non-profit or volunteer driven organization a plus. Email a cover letter, resume and salary expectations to pfranklin@highfieldhall.org. The full job description is posted at highfieldhallandgardens.org/about-us/staff/employment. Salary and benefits are competitive. The location has easy access to Boston, MA and Cape Cod.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 10/25/2016

Development Assistant

The International Museum of World War II Natick, MA 01760, MA
The International Museum of World War II, Boston Development Assistant The International Museum of World War II seeks a Development Assistant at a critical juncture: completing a capital campaign for a new building, and creating new fundraising structures. Selected Responsibilities • Conduct research, qualification, cultivation, and solicitation efforts to include individuals, foundations and corporations • Offer skilled and graceful special event support, from planning to post-event documentation; some evenings required • Maintain accurate records that integrate multiple information streams; set up meetings with Trustees and Campaign leaders; provide administrative support to the Founder and other staff related to fundraising activities • Support an emerging membership program and others that sustain the Museum; assist in creating campaign and outreach materials like newsletters, annual fund letters, etc. Qualifications • Bachelor’s degree and 2 to 3 years working in a development office • Highly proficient in MS Word and Excel; solid understanding of and experience with donor prospect software • Experience with and aptitude for prospect research; comfort level with high net worth individuals • Highly organized; ability to work quickly but carefully; a team player • Excellent writing and oral communication skills; a keen sense of confidentiality Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to: Shirley McNerney Rendell Co-founder, Director of Development and Programming The International Museum of World War II 46 Eliot Street South Natick, MA 01760 or e-mail: srendell@imwwii.org In the subject line, type: Prospective candidate for Development Associate.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 10/21/2016

Director of Development

Nantucket Historical Association Nantucket, MA
The Nantucket Historical Association seeks a Director of Development to lead its comprehensive fund-raising program, ensure the stewardship of donors, actively build and manage a growing department. Ideal candidate will have: highly developed management ability; proven track record identifying, cultivating high-level individuals for major gifts; creative ideas for corporate partnerships, events; knowledge of planned giving. Excellent interpersonal and communications skills essential; also strong computer and database skills; meticulous attention to detail; knowledge of the Nantucket Community preferred. Candidates with management experience in sales, marketing and relationship management in a business environment also encouraged to apply. The Association offers a competitive salary/benefits program. Cover letter and names of three references should be submitted with a resume to Rebecca Miller, Nantucket Historical Association, PO Box 1016, Nantucket, MA 02554 or rmiller@nha.org. The Nantucket Historical Association is an equal opportunity employer.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
SALARY RANGE: Commensurate with experience
Posted on: 10/18/2016

Education

Hood Museum of Art Curator of Education

Dartmouth College - Hood Museum of Art Hanover, NM
Hood Museum of Art Curator of Education The Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College seeks a creative and innovative individual for the role of Hood Foundation Curator of Education at an exciting time in the museum’s history, as we renovate, expand, and reopen the museum’s facility. The curator of education develops, plans and implements a diverse range of education programs, resources, and publications in support of the museum’s teaching purpose. The curator of education works with the director, deputy director, senior managers and curators to develop long and short-term integrated plans to engage all audiences and supervises the work of the museum’s education team. The curator of education develops and oversees the museum’s teaching strategy and is responsible for fostering and strengthening strategic partnerships with schools and identifying new opportunities for diversifying community engagement. Researching, publishing and presenting on topics that advance the museum’s education programs and the Hood’s reputation in the field is important to this role. Qualified candidates will have seven years of museum education experience, including leading and supervising a dynamic department of educators, and proficiency in planning, organizing, and implementing museum programs. This role requires knowledge of current best practice in museum education and diverse teaching and learning styles. Expertise in object-based teaching, public speaking, and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment are essential. Masters in art history, museum studies, education, or related field required. To apply online please go to our job-site at searchjobs.dartmouth.edu position #1125627. Dartmouth College is an AA/EOE employer.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 12/05/2016

Science Educators

The Children's Museum Inc. West hartford, CT
Museum Science Educators The Children’s Museum, in West Hartford CT, is seeking energetic, creative and reliable informal science educators to develop and teach content-rich, hands-on programs to grade levels Pre-K through 8 in a fun, interactive environment. Responsibilities include the following: • Teaching programs to school groups visiting the museum • Travelling to schools to present classroom outreach programs at their site • Teaching science programs both at our onsite preschool and as outreach at other preschools • Presenting science assemblies at schools, libraries and community organizations, to large groups • Teaching series of programs on an ongoing basis in an afterschool setting • Assisting with curriculum development and instruction within our homeschool program series • Assisting with vacation science camp and public programs during school holidays and vacation periods Training on content will be provided, but a high level of confidence presenting to groups is essential. Positions are part-time with approximately 25-28 hours a week required. Preference will be given to those with strong knowledge in the topics of Physics, Astronomy, Earth Sciences and Life Sciences. Although individual educators may concentrate on areas where they have greater knowledge, training will be provided to cross train in instruction of other topics. All roles require contact and handling of live animals from our sanctuary. We are looking for one position to concentrate in the area of Astronomy and experience and or willingness to learn our planetarium technology will be required for that role. Requirements: • Bachelor degree in science or science education, or currently working towards degree • Previous experience teaching inquiry-based science programming • Ability to present science content in an enthusiastic and engaging manner • Strong communication and presentation skills • A strong comfort level for presenting in front of large groups of both children and adults • Weekday afternoon and evening availability with a flexible schedule is a plus • Programs take place both onsite and offsite so reliable transportation and a clean driving record is required Interested candidates should send all of the following materials for consideration: resume, cover letter, salary expectations and three references. (No phone calls please) Email: devoresumes@gmail.com Mail: Dan Butterworth Education Program Coordinator The Children’s Museum 950 Trout Brook Drive West Hartford, CT 06119
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Part time
Posted on: 12/01/2016

Museum Educator, Public Programs Coordinator

EcoTarium Worcester, MA
The EcoTarium, a Museum of Science and Nature, seeks an innovative and creative educator to develop, deliver and facilitate engaging programs for the general public and groups, both on-site and off-site for all ages. Programming is on a variety of natural and physical science topics and includes interpretation of museum exhibits, digital planetarium, Tree Canopy Walkway, and outdoor programs on a 55-acre site, as well as programming and play facilitation in our Nature Explore Outdoor Exhibit. Teaching is through hands-on and inquiry-based methods encouraging exploration and self-directed learning. The educator is responsible for coordinating the museum’s public programs, including “Science Discovery” floor programs and programming in the Alden Digital Planetarium: A National Geographic Theater. Ongoing projects include coordinating, developing and documenting curriculum, training staff, and oversight of day-to-day and seasonal maintenance of the planetarium. Candidates must have a degree in a scientific field or education, enjoy working with families and children, and possess a keen interest in science and a commitment to furthering their own education in the field. Competencies in astronomy, physical science, computer science and/or math are desirable. Formal and/or informal teaching experience expected. The successful candidate will have experience working on a team and bring a commitment to running creative educational programs with an entrepreneurial spirit. For a full description of the position and instructions on how to apply, please visit http://www.ecotarium.org/jobs/museum-educator-public-programs-coordinator
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 11/30/2016

Manager of Public Programs

Heritage Museums & Gardens Sandwich, MA
We seek an experienced museum program practitioner with genuine love for working with the public and for creating dynamic and profitable programs at our site and on-line for adult and family audiences. Successful candidates will have an entrepreneurial spirit, know what’s going on in the field, and love to innovate by creating new program streams that utilize our horticulture and collections resources, respond to audience needs, and are grounded in evaluation and analysis. Requirements: Demonstrated experience creating successful programs in a museum setting, demonstrated experience using the web as a program/ learning channel, demonstrable financial and program analysis ability, understanding of trends in museum programming. Must love to multi-task and meet deadlines, evaluate and analyze, find and work well with collaborating partners outside of the institution. College degree, great writing and people skills, desire to excel required. This position will require work on some evenings and weekends. Send cover letter explaining why you’re the best for this job and a resume by December 9, 2016 to program@heritagemuseums.org.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 11/16/2016

Public Programs Manager

The Bostonian Society Boston, MA
Summary Description: This position is responsible for planning and executing public programs in 2017 at the Old State House museum. These include our signature large events (the March Boston Massacre reenactment and our July 4th Harborfest activities) as well as our smaller monthly programs. (School groups are handled by another person.) Other activities: Planning and developing programming for 2018-2020; Manage a 12-week run of our museum theater drama between May and August; Supervise, train, and schedule museum tour guides to deliver public programs; Work to develop cooperative programming with outside organizations; Work with Communications Manager to promote events. Occasional evening and weekend work is required. NOTE - This is a *one year position with benefits*. This position is funded only for 2017 and will expire on December 31, 2017. For more information, including qualifications and how to apply, please visit our website, www.bostonhistory.org.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Temporary
Posted on: 10/28/2016

Administrative Assistant (part-time, temporary)

MIT Museum Cambridge, MA
The MIT Museum seeks a part-time temporary (20 hrs./wk.) administrative assistant to perform a number of duties for the Education and Public Programs team. Primary responsibilities will involve booking school workshop sessions, contacting and confirming instructors for each, reserving workshop spaces, ensuring correct invoicing and payment, and appropriately communicating with clients in a friendly and professional manner. Additional responsibilities will include data entry, placing and processing catering orders for meetings and public programs, maintaining contact lists and programs databases, communicating with individuals and groups at MIT and within the greater Boston community about Museum programs, and administrative support for the Programs team. Minimum of two years of administrative, secretarial, office, or related experience; strong customer service orientation; excellent organizational, time management, communication, customer service, problem solving, and interpersonal skills; proficiency with Word and Excel; ability to work both independently with limited supervision and as part of a team. Attention to detail is critical. A bachelor's degree and familiarity with MIT SAP and MIT accounting procedures preferred. The part-time schedule, to be determined, may include occasional evening and weekend hours to provide program support. The person hired will be a nextSource employee with an MIT Museum assignment. Please send cover letter and resume to edsearch@mit.edu.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Temporary
SALARY RANGE: $17-20/hr.
Posted on: 10/28/2016

Exhibits

Exhibit Developer

MIT Museum Cambridge, MA
Reporting to the Director of Galleries and Exhibitions, the Exhibit Developer is responsible for supporting the development of museum exhibits through research, content, and experience development; and collaborating effectively with the Director of Galleries and Exhibitions, curators, designers and teams on developing new exhibitions. Responsibilities: Research educational, scientific and technological content. Develop and document exhibit experience concepts and their operation. Advocate for educational and visitor experience goals as represented through design. Write and edit copy. Assist with prototyping and conduct evaluation. Develop project reports and other communication materials. Research exhibit resources and assist with development of exhibit ideas and programs. Research, track and manage artifacts as needed. Develop scripts and work closely with multimedia producers. Ensure that exhibits are experientially engaging and scientifically accurate. Conduct photo research and other visual media asset acquisition. Project manage logistics and communication with internal teams and outside vendors. Meet project budgets and schedules. (Complete job description on MIT Museum website.) Qualifications: BA/BS (MA/MS preferred) in science, math, engineering, science education, social sciences or a field related to informal teaching and learning. Minimum of 3+ years of experience developing museum exhibitions. Excellent oral, written and interpersonal skills. Ability to work as part of a team and collaborate with science researchers and non-specialists. Excellent research and organizational skills; must be detail oriented, self-motivated, conscientious, thorough, task-focused and able to manage multiple demands in a fast-paced environment. Technical proficiency with MS Office including Word, Excel, PPT, and Google docs. Must apply online at MIT Human Resources website.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 10/28/2016

Facilities

Interim Director of Facilities

Wadsworth Atheneum Hartford, CT
Full-time, temporary/contract position Term: 6 - 10 months (approximate) The Wadsworth Atheneum is seeking an Interim Director of Facilities, whose primary responsibilities are supervising the activities of maintaining and repairing the mechanical areas of the museum environment; guarantees a high level of security for collections, visitors, and properties; and ensures the cleanliness, safety, and overall appearance of the museum. This position requires on-call flexibility off-hours and weekends for emergencies. ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES: Monitor and maintain (through contacts) the museum’s physical plant including HVAC, plumbing, electrical, and mechanical systems; provide facility maintenance and repair solutions on both an as-needed and regularly scheduled basis by conducting regular inspections of buildings and grounds; making recommendations for improvements and repairs. Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in experience and training; 8 - 10 years of experience, preferably in an institutional setting or cultural environment; combination of experience and/or formal training in supervising HVAC, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems. Basic understanding of all trade skills and mechanical engineering; Knowledge and understanding of current building codes; proven problem-solving skills, ability to deal with a variety of situations; ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, verbal, diagram, or schedule form; proven leadership skills; ability to use various Microsoft Office products effectively. Interested candidates should send their resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to: Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Attn: HR Department, 600 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103, Or Email HR@wadsworthatheneum.org. Deadline for applications: November 14, 2016. The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Contract
Posted on: 10/17/2016

Museum Store

Museum Shop Sales Associates

Peabody Essex Museum Salem, MA
The museum shop is seeking part-time Sales Associates. The selected candidates will provide knowledgeable and courteous service to customers; operate a Point of Sale computer system to transact sales; maintain visual display and store cleanliness as required. In addition, responsibilities will include: telephone orders, mail orders, special orders, receiving, ticketing and stocking merchandise and tracking inventory. Previous experience with Point of Sale computer is necessary. The ability to work effectively in a team and with a diverse clientele is required. The candidate must be able to lift 30 pounds. Interest in or coursework toward a degree in Merchandising is desirable. A High School Diploma is preferred. Must have availability to work some weekends and holidays, some evening work may be requested. Interested candidates should submit resumes with a cover letter by email to jobs@pem.org or by mail 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.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Part time
Posted on: 12/06/2016

Security

Museum Security Shift Supervisor

Rhode Island School of Design Providence, RI
The Security Supervisor, part of the Museum’s security management team and working under the direction of the Assistant Manager, is responsible for effective day to day museum security operations, in accordance with the museum’s Security Policies and Procedures. The Supervisor plays a critical role in the daily operation of the museum’s guard force, including routine matters such as staff assignments, scheduling, and communication; incident response and communications; adherence to the bargaining unit contract; and, in conjunction with other museum staff, strives to maintain a safe, welcoming and informative visitor environment. The Supervisor is an important link between various internal departments and external agencies, including Museum Visitor Services, Museum Education, Special Events, and RISD Public Safety; and public safety officials, including state or municipal police, EMT and fire services. In addition, the Supervisor plays a critical role in training, evaluation and performance assessment. For more information and to apply for this position, please visit: http://careers.risd.edu/postings/1339
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 11/17/2016

Visitor Services

Part-Time Visitor Services Associate

The Wenham Museum Wenham, MA
The Wenham Museum seeks an individual to join our Visitor Services Team as a part-time Visitor Services Associate. This person will greet and assist museum visitors with a focus on providing exceptional, memorable guest experiences. The individual must enjoy interacting with the public, especially families and children. The Visitor Services Associate serves as the first point of contact upon arrival at the museum, this position will be the museum’s ambassador and as such, will keep abreast of, and be able to share important information about programs, exhibitions and special events. The Visitor Services Associate should demonstrate knowledge of the museum and its collections. Responsibilities include admission, shop, membership, and event sales. Retail and customer service experience is necessary. The position includes administratively supporting the Marketing, Membership, and Education Departments. Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook software. Knowledge of QuickBooks, Abila, PowerPoint, Adobe Suite, and Constant Contact, a plus. This is a part-time position for 12-15 hours a week including some weekend days. Flexibility to work additional shifts is essential. Please email resume and letter of interest to hr@wenhammsueum.org
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Part time
Posted on: 11/29/2016

Part-time Museum Interpreter

Paul Revere House Boston, MA
The Paul Revere House seeks enthusiastic history-lovers who enjoy talking with all kinds of people as part-time Museum Interpreters. As the museum prepares to open a new Visitor and Education Center this fall, this is an exciting time to join our staff! Looking for great communicators who are comfortable with crowds, with the flexibility to learn multiple work stations, a background in American history or other museum related field, and a passion for informal education. Money-handling and customer service experience desired. Interpreters work one to two regular days per week. Weekend availability is a plus. Occasional additional substitute days are possible. $10.00/hr. 8-hour day April 15-October 31, 7-hour day November 1-April 14. To Apply: Send resume and cover letter including days available to: Kristin Peszka, The Paul Revere House, 19 North Square, Boston MA 02113, or e-mail staff@paulreverehouse.org. The Paul Revere Memorial Association/Paul Revere House is an equal opportunity employer.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Part time
SALARY RANGE: $10/hr
Posted on: 10/18/2016

Museum Technician I

Maine State Museum Augusta, ME
The Maine State Museum has two 20-hour a week Museum Technician I positions in the Education Division. The Maine State Museum is open five days a week (Tue-Sat). These positions would be required to work some Saturdays. The Museum Technician I position primarily provides visitor services at the Museum Admission Desk, as well as within the exhibit galleries, by providing basic information about the exhibits on display, assisting with exhibit and visitor safety, and helping with exhibit maintenance. This position also helps maintain visitation data and should be well-versed, and at ease with current computer applications. The ideal candidate will have the ability to work as part of a team, adapt to changing situations, and work well under pressure. Work is performed under general supervision. Two (2) years education and/or experience in appropriate museum specialty. Preference will be given to applicants with experience in visitor services within a cultural, library, or community center organization. Related work experience may be substituted for education on a year-for-year basis.Please submit a cover letter, resume’ and Direct Hire Application. This job posting and a Direct Hire application can be found on our website: http://www.maine.gov/fps/opportunities/ click the direct hire link. Applications must be received or postmarked by: Friday, September 25, 2015. Posted on: 12/31/1969

Volunteer Services

No Volunteer Services positions are currently available.

Intern/Fellowship, Paid

Research Fellowship

The Preservation Society of Newport County Newport, RI
The Preservation Society of Newport County is now welcoming applications for one-year paid research fellowships, which will begin on September 1, 2017. Applications for six-month fellowships and sabbaticals will also be considered.Interested scholars are invited to submit proposals that will utilize Newport’s historic and cultural resources to examine the topic of “Generations and Dynasties: Rhode Island Families and their Legacies”, as it relates to history, culture, design, and/or the arts. Topics may include (but are not limited to): history and material culture; architectural history; conservation; decorative arts history; horticultural and landscape history and design; social history; art and literature; preservation policy and theory. Broad interpretations and interdisciplinary approaches to this theme are highly encouraged.An M.A. or Ph.D. in a relevant academic field such as the history of art, architecture or the decorative arts, landscape design history, historic preservation, material culture, literature, cultural geography, history, and public policy as it relates to cultural heritage. Doctoral candidates conducting dissertation research will also be considered. Proven ability to work independently, organize and manage multiple projects and meet rigorous deadlines is necessary, as are strong research, writing, and public speaking skills. Fellows receive a stipend of $24,000, plus $1,000 travel and research allowance and free housing in our newly renovated Berwind-Stautberg Scholars Center. Residence at the Preservation Society is required.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Temporary
SALARY RANGE: 25K
Posted on: 12/08/2016

Collections Management Intern

Cahoon Museum of American Art Cotuit, MA
The Cahoon Museum of American Art offers a Collections Management internship for a candidate seeking a practical, hands-on experience at a small, regional art museum. Positions available for Spring 2017 (mid-January through mid-May) and Summer 2017 (mid-May through mid-September). The internship’s focus will be assisting with the coordination of exhibits for the museum’s 2017 exhibition cycle. Working closely with the Director/Curator the intern will: help maintain orderly systems for the management of exhibitions, coordinate aspects of borrowing and lending objects, oversee physical art inventory for exhibition artworks in CMAA’s custody and care, work closely with museum staff on exhibition production, maintain exhibition checklists, assist with exhibit preparation, installations and deinstallations, packing, shipping, and object condition reports, and act as a courier. The Collections Management intern must to be self-motivated and able to work independently as well as contribute to a team passionate about producing high quality exhibitions for a broad audience. Graduate students and qualified undergraduates in museum studies, art history, arts administration, and American history are encouraged to apply. Internships are part-time (16 hours per week) and include a small stipend. Academic credit may be available through your institution. Please email a letter of interest, resume, and the contact information for two academic or professional references to Sarah Johnson, Director/Curator at employment@cahoonmuseum.org. Applications for spring are due by January 2, 2017.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Part time
Posted on: 12/06/2016

Canterbury Shaker Village Intern

Canterbury Shaker Village Canterbury, NH
Canterbury Shaker Village is offering several full-time internship opportunities with $1000 stipend and onsite housing for summer or fall 2017 (flexible start and end dates). Under the jurisdiction of the Education Department, interns will gain work experience in a variety of museum operations including offering guided tours, developing family-friendly activities, and demonstrating historic trades. Interns will also have the opportunity to develop their own research-based project that may be incorporated into future Village programming. Ideal candidates will be energetic, self-disciplined, comfortable interacting with diverse staff and visitors of all ages, and have good research skills and familiarity with curatorial practices. Recent graduates as well as currently enrolled students in a relevant BA or MA program are welcome to apply. Applicants must be willing to work some weekends. To apply, send a letter of interest, resume, and 2 letters of recommendation to Becky Soules, Daily Visitor & Youth Programs Manager, at rsoules@shakers.org or 288 Shaker Road, Canterbury, NH 03224. Applications will be reviewed as they are received; preferred deadline of March 1, 2017.
SALARY RANGE: $1000 stipend & onsite housing
Posted on: 12/06/2016

2017 Buchanan Burnham Public History Fellowship

Newport Historical Society Newport, RI
THE BUCHANAN BURNHAM PUBLIC HISTORY FELLOWSHIP is open to a graduate student (or a recent BA, MA or PhD recipient) with significant public history experience and familiarity with the early history and material culture of New England. The Fellow devotes half of the fellowship to leading public tours; assisting with NHS programs, exhibits and ongoing initiatives; and participation in the daily operations of the Newport Historical Society. The remaining time is devoted to an individual public history project that supports current NHS initiatives. The Fellow is responsible for offering a public program or writing a paper related to his or her project or research. NHS has the right of first refusal on any publication resulting from research produced during the fellowship. 35 hrs/wk/11wks, 5/30/17 – 8/11/17; $5000 stipend, paid in equal installments every other week, applicable federal and state taxes will be withheld; 3 positions available. Applications due 3/3/17. Send a resume, copies of transcript(s) (including both undergraduate & graduate transcripts), two letters of recommendation, and a letter stating your reasons for applying, your career goals, your area of interest or a proposed topic for an individual project to: Buchanan Burnham Fellowship Newport Historical Society / 82 Touro Street / Newport, RI 02840 / ipeters@NewportHistory.org. Posted on: 12/06/2016

Imaging Services Intern

Northeast Document Conservation Center Andover, MA
The Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC) is offering a full-time paid 9-month internship in its Imaging Services department, with an expected start date in January of 2017. The successful candidate will be joining a team of experienced and productive photographers, and will benefit from working alongside conservators and specialists dedicated to the treatment and care of the range of objects the Imaging Services department digitizes. The Intern will be charged principally with assisting the department’s photographers with several logistically complex digitization and rehousing projects, particularly focused on photographic prints and negatives. This will be an excellent opportunity to gain experience and understanding of digital reformatting for preservation, in addition to best practices for storing and caring for collections of photographic originals. Prior experience is not required, but a strong interest in and passion for digitization, preservation, and/or collection management is expected. Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline; Meticulous attention to detail; Ability to work both independently and collaboratively; Exceptional problem solving skills; Enthusiasm and creativity; The legal right to work in the United States. Compensation: The successful applicant will be paid on an hourly basis at a rate of $16.50 per hour, working 7.5 hours a day between the hours of 8:30 and 4:30, Monday through Friday. The position is eligible for NEDCC’s comprehensive benefits package. Application Process: To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and the contact information for three references as a single PDF file to Terrance D’Ambrosio, Director of Imaging Services, at tdambrosio nedcc <.>org.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Temporary
Posted on: 12/01/2016

Edward W. Pell Graduate Fellowships

Fort Ticonderoga Museum Ticonderoga, NY
Fort Ticonderoga offers four graduate fellowships for students seeking a practical, hands-on internship experience at a historic site and museum with cutting-edge programs. Positions available June 12-August 18, 2017, include fellowships in Exhibitions, Interpretation, Collections, and Education. Fort Ticonderoga seeks graduate students in museum studies, art history, decorative arts, museum education, public history, history, American studies, or military history. Fellows will need to be self-motivated and able to work independently as well as contribute to a dedicated team to create and develop ground-breaking exhibitions and programs for a diverse audience. Qualified undergraduates are welcome to apply. While working individually with their project supervisors, fellows will also meet and work together throughout the two-month experience. Fellows will have an opportunity to work with the Fort’s professional staff as part of our team-approach to all major projects. Each Graduate Fellow will receive a $2,500 stipend plus housing on-site. Graduate and qualified undergraduate students interested in applying for an Edward W. Pell Graduate Fellowship should visit http://www.fortticonderoga.org/education/university-partnerships/graduate-fellowships or contact Rich Strum, Director of Education, at rstrum@fort-ticonderoga.org for more information. Individual descriptions for each fellowship are available on the website. All applications for Graduate Fellowships are due by February 1, 2017. Successful applicants will be notified by March 1, 2017. Posted on: 10/25/2016

Historic Textile and Costume Interns

Nantucket Historical Association Nantucket, MA
The Nantucket Historical Association seeks interns to work in its extensive historic textile and costume collections (ca. 1850–1950). The organization has grant funding to completely inventory and rehouse these collections. Graduate students or post-grads are preferred. Interns will be key team members on this project, and will help identify, assess, catalog, and rehouse items such as women’s and men’s clothing and household textiles of all kinds. Candidates must have existing knowledge, skills, or training in a subject area relevant to this project. The intern will work at the Gosnold Museum Support Center under the supervision of the chief curator and the project collections specialist. A stipend of $2500 is awarded to interns. Housing is provided. Internships are a full-time position and last 10 weeks, with the schedule to be negotiated within Spring and/or Summer of 2017. Candidates should submit a letter of interest, resume, and the dates (10 weeks) of availability to Rebecca Miller at rmiller@nha.org. Deadline for applications is December 15, 2016. Posted on: 10/18/2016

Intern, Unpaid

Spring 2017 Collections Internship

South County History Center Kingston, RI
POSITION PURPOSE/SUMMARY: The Collections Intern will work directly with SCHC staff to support the completion of a comprehensive inventory of the Center’s artifact collection. The Collection Intern will verify collections, update information in the Center’s collections management database (PastPerfect), and research objects. Interns will gain insight into how a historical organization manages and maintains collections, gain training and experience in object handling, develop skills with PastPerfect software, and conduct object-based research. EXAMPLES OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Catalogue inventoried collections in PastPerfect database, Research aspects of the collection or specific objects, Support the daily operations of SCHC, including giving tours and assisting with research inquiries QUALIFICATIONS: Competency with computers; experience with database software a plus, strong interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written, and must be detail-oriented, interest in history, museums and preservation, research skills. Working Conditions and Physical Requirements: Physical requirements include repeated climbing up/down stairs, ability to lift up to 20 pounds and to perform duties while standing, sitting and walking. HOW TO APPLY: Please send application, cover letter and resume to Kathleen Connell at kathleen@southcountyhistorycenter.org Applications can be found at southcountyhistorycenter.org.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Part time
Posted on: 12/07/2016

Development Intern

The Discovery Museums Acton, MA
The Discovery Museums (Acton, MA) seeks a Development Intern to start in February/March 2017 through Mid-May 2017, approximately 20 hours per week. The intern will report to the Chief Development Officer with a primary focus on coordinating our online auction. Our last online auction in spring 2016 raised more than $25,000 to support the Museums. The intern will research prospective donors, contact and follow up with donors via mail, e-mail, and phone, and assist with promotion, management, and fulfillment of the auction. In addition to supporting the auction, he/she will assist with the overall annual giving program, cultivation and stewardship events, communications, and research. This is a great opportunity to learn more about fundraising and development operations, areas that are essential to the success of all nonprofit organizations. Qualifications: excellent interpersonal and organizational skills; computer literate with working knowledge of MS Office, especially Excel; interest and enthusiasm to learn about development; attention to detail and discretion required. To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Karen Kerns at kkerns@discoverymuseums.org.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Temporary
SALARY RANGE: unpaid
Posted on: 12/01/2016

Archives Intern

South County History Center Kingston, RI
POSITION PURPOSE/SUMMARY: The Archives Intern will work directly with the SCHC Collections Manager to create finding aids for the SCHC archival collections. The Archives Intern will collaborate with the Collections Manager to develop a finding aid structure for the Center, create metadata for individual collections and develop itemized lists of the individual items held within each collection. Interns will gain insight into how a historical organization manages and maintains collections, gain training and experience in the creation of finding aids and archival work, and develop skills with research and collection management. EXAMPLES OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Work with Collections Manager to develop a finding aid structure, create finding aids for the SCHC archival collections that will assist researchers of South County history, research specific documents, people and events relevant to archival collections QUALIFICATIONS: Competency with computers; experience with Microsoft Office, strong interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written; must be detail-oriented, interest in history, archives and preservation, research skills. Graduate student or upper-level undergraduate preferred. HOW TO APPLY: Please send application, cover letter and resume to Alicia Vaandering at alicia@southcountyhistorycenter.org Applications can be found at southcountyhistorycenter.org. Posted on: 12/01/2016

Development Intern - Winter/Spring 2017

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Boston, MA
The Development Intern will gain insight into the inner workings of a busy, successful museum development office. This internship is an ideal opportunity to learn The Raiser's Edge, the top development database used among non-profit organizations, as well as familiarize oneself with electronic recordkeeping processes. The intern will receive database training and an entry-level understanding of prospect management and research. Additionally, s/he will provide assistance in all aspects of Institutional and Individual Giving. For more information and to apply: https://isgmintern.applicantpro.com/jobs/475695.html
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Part time
SALARY RANGE: Unpaid
Posted on: 11/13/2016

Curatorial Internship, Spring 2017

deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum Lincoln, MA
Curatorial Interns at deCordova engage in a wide variety of tasks and responsibilities as they participate in the day-to-day operations of a contemporary art museum and sculpture park, working closely with staff curators and the registrar to help with exhibition preparations, update collection files, maintain records, organize daily office operations, and conduct art historical research related to exhibitions and the permanent collection. Specific responsibilities for Spring 2017 (January-May, with the potential to start sooner) will tentatively include, but are not limited to, work on research, logistical planning, and implementation assistance for current and upcoming exhibitions; conducting a variety of research pertaining to works in the permanent collection; work on upcoming Sculpture Park installations and related projects, and any administrative assistance required in the department. Applicants should have strong organizational abilities and computer skills, including literacy in Microsoft Office and Adobe. Because public transportation does not service deCordova and interns help with errand running, a car is a must. The Curatorial Intern must commit to a minimum of two, eight-hour days per week for the agreed upon duration of the internship, which typically lasts four months. The Intern may occasionally be asked to assist with programs occurring on Thursday evenings and Saturday and Sunday afternoons. How To Apply: Interested individuals should send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample (between 5-15 pages) by email to Scout Hutchinson (shutchinson@decordova.org) by December 2nd, 2016. For general information about deCordova, upcoming programming and exhibitions, and future events please visit www.decordova.org.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Part time
Posted on: 11/08/2016

Volunteer

No Volunteer positions are currently available.

Board Member

Board Member

Buttonwoods Museum Haverhill, MA
Buttonwoods Museum, Haverhill, MA Member of the Board of Trustees The Buttonwoods Museum’s mission is: to collect and preserve history, and to educate the community about Greater Haverhill’s past and culture. The Board supports the work of the Buttonwoods Museum and provides mission-based leadership and strategic governance. Specific Board Member responsibilities include: Contribute to the fundraising projects and events through personal contributions and/or by generating support from friends and other contacts; Approving Buttonwoods Museum annual budget, audit reports, and material business decisions; being informed of, and meeting all, legal and fiduciary responsibilities; Serving on committees or task forces and taking on special assignments; Representing the Buttonwoods Museum to stakeholders; acting as an ambassador for the organization; Ensuring Buttonwoods Museum commitment to a diverse board and staff that reflects the community it serves. Buttonwoods Museum Board Members will serve a three-year term and be eligible for re-appointment for one additional term. Board meetings are held monthly on the fourth Tuesdays, nine months of the year, with breaks in July, August, and December. Ideal candidates will have the following qualifications: Professional experience with leadership accomplishments in the nonprofit sector; savvy diplomatic skills and a natural affinity for cultivating relationships and persuading, convening, facilitating, and building consensus among diverse individuals; personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a passion for improving the lives of Buttonwoods Museum stakeholders. Service on Buttonwoods Museum Board of Directors is without remuneration. Please contact Janice Williams at jwilliams@buttonwoods.org. For more information, please see the website at www.buttonwoods.org. Posted on: 11/18/2016

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Sr. Writer and Communications Team Lead

Museum of Science Boston, MA
The Senior Writer & Communications Team Lead oversees efforts related to the creation of the Engineering is Elementary project's text-based communication. S/he works closely with senior EiE staff to generate ideas and develop and lead plans for text-based projects that help fulfill the mission of EiE within the existing staffing, budget, and timeline constraints. The position leads and mentors a team tasked with communicating about the projects' resources and results to diverse audiences through a variety of print and digital media, including articles, resources, book chapters, keynotes, websites, blogs, overviews, and grant proposals and final reports. Performing interviews and background research to write engaging, informed stories relevant to the project's audiences is one core responsibility. Additionally, this position develops and oversees a consistent "project voice" that represents the project nationally. RESPONSIBILITIES: Work with the Engineering is Elementary project which has 5 curricular products and about 12 initiatives, with approximately 45 staff. Oversee communications for a project that is a national leader, has reached 12M students and 120,000 teachers in all 50 states, and works with over 75 collaborators across the country to bring elementary engineering to children and their educators. WORK SCHEDULE: Full-time, Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm To Apply please visit: https://mos.applicantpro.com/jobs/486136-29458.html
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 11/28/2016

Publicity Assistant

Yale University Press New Haven, CT
Reporting to the Publicity Director, the Publicity Assistant provides high-level administrative support to the Publicity Director, three Senior Publicists, and two Publicists. Publicity Assistant serves as first point of contact for media looking to connect with authors and books published by Yale University Press (YUP); coordinates and executes timely dissemination of information and materials about YUP books to media, often on deadline; and coordinates workflow and project development for Publicity Department as a whole and for individual publicity campaigns as needed. Six years of related work experience, four of them in the same job family at the next lower level, and high school level education; or four years of related work experience and an Associate's degree; or little or no work experience and a Bachelor's degree in a related field; or an equivalent combination of experience and education. For more information and immediate consideration, please apply online at www.yale.edu/jobs - the STARS req ID for this position is 40425BR. Please be sure to reference this website when applying for this position. Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
SALARY RANGE: Commensurate with experience.
Posted on: 11/13/2016