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Shore Line Trolley Museum East Haven, CT
The Shore line trolley Museum located in East Haven Ct has an opening for a full time director, salary range $40,000 to $55,000 per year. The museum is located on 54 acres of land and includes 11 buildings, 2 miles of track and approximately 100 trolley cars. Membership exceeds 1100 from all parts of the world annual visitors exceed 25,000. This position is a full time, 40 hours a week and serves as the face of the museum to its members and visitors. Work includes but not limited to: handling correspondence (mail, email, and phone), maintaining web site, development committee, crafting and managing grants, ordering supplies, working with community foundations to list a few items. Complete job description is available upon request. Contact: Wayne Sandford General Manager, SLTM 17 River St. East Haven CT 06512 or Posted on: 08/26/2015

Executive Director

Orleans Historical Society Orleans, MA
Grow with us! Non-profit on verge of big expansion seeks Executive with strong leadership and business development skills. If you have proven expertise in non-profit management, fund-raising, strategic planning and promotion, we have the job for you! This position is part-time to start, but could expand to full-time with success. It supervises a part-time museum director and volunteers. Please send resume and salary requirements to Board Chair, OHS, P.O. Box 353, Orleans, MA 02653. Posted on: 08/17/2015


Aidron Duckworth Art Museum Meriden, NH
The Aidron Duckworth Art Museum a seasonal modern art museum in Meriden, NH, is seeking an experienced, creative and multi-faceted individual to serve as Director. This position marks growth for the museum beyond the founder/director stage. This is an opportunity for a versatile and well-organized individual who recognizes the benefits of promoting the appreciation, practice, and conversation around art. The Director holds curatorial, registrarial, and management duties, provides organizational leadership, and actively engages with the community while maintaining a clear connection with the museum's mission and development. Contact: for details. Apply by Sept. 18th with resume and cover letter. Posted on: 08/11/2015

Executive Director

Vermont Historical Society Barre, VT
The Vermont Historical Society (“VHS”) is seeking a dynamic visionary leader to serve as Executive Director of one of the nation’s oldest historical societies. Its administrative offices, library, exhibition galleries and collections are located in the historically significant Vermont History Center in Barre, Vermont. The VHS also operates a museum and bookstore in the state capital of Montpelier. VHS publishes a quarterly newsletter, a semi-annual scholarly history journal and numerous books on Vermont history. Its programs extend throughout the state. The organization’s signature event, Vermont History Expo, is held every other summer and features exhibitions from over 100 local historical societies from around Vermont that join the Society in a celebration of various aspects of Vermont’s special history. The candidate should be a hands-on leader who works well with others. The candidate should have education and experience appropriate to the position and excellent presentation skills. Although an expertise in Vermont history is not required, a strong foundation in the history of the United States is important as is as a willingness to learn Vermont’s unique story. The VHS has an annual budget of nearly two million dollars, of which the State of Vermont supports approximately half. The Society has 16 employees, (13 full-time equivalents). The position offers a competitive salary and generous benefits. Please visit this site for a detailed job description: Please send your cover letter, résumé and three references to Posted on: 07/28/2015

Coordinator of Administration and Communications

Concord Museum Concord, MA
The Concord Museum, in historic Concord, Massachusetts, seeks a highly motivated individual to join its staff as a full-time Coordinator of Administration and Communications. Reporting to the Executive Director, s/he is responsible for the smooth day-to-day operation of the administrative office of the Museum; works closely with the Museum’s Board of Governors and Board of Trustees; and provides significant support to the Director of Marketing and Public Relations with the creation and implementation of communications for the Museum. For the full job description and to apply, visit Posted on: 07/16/2015


International Print Center New York New York, NY
International Print Center New York (IPCNY), founded in 2000, is the only non-profit membership institution devoted solely to the exhibition and understanding of fine art prints. After 15 years of leading the Center to its prominent position in the printmaking community, the founding director, Anne Coffin, is stepping down. The Board of Directors is seeking a dynamic and creative leader with strong connections and commitment to printmaking and significant experience managing a small not-for-profit arts organization. IPCNY supports the work of both the prominent and the unknown. Several exhibitions a year are curated by distinguished members of the art community, often featuring printmaking in earlier periods or non-western or non traditional printmaking. Three juried exhibitions a year are devoted to new prints. IPCNY has strong educational programming for all ages and its Study Center teaches the craft and art of printmaking. The website is a valuable international resource. IPCNY operates with a budget of $500,000, a full-time staff of four and a devoted 26 person Board of Directors. The new Director will combine managerial savvy and artistic perception. Seven years of experience at a non-profit visual arts institution is desirable. An advanced degree in a relevant field is preferred. The full position description is at under “Active Clients.” More information about IPCNY is at Address all inquiries and recommendations in confidence (e-mail preferred) to: Freda Mindlin or Nancy Kaufman, Opportunity Resources Inc., New York, NY Posted on: 07/14/2015

Executive Director

Providence Children's Museum Providence, RI
Providence Children’s Museum, the first and only children’s museum in Rhode Island, seeks a dynamic Executive Director (ED) with experience, vision and energy. As the Museum transitions to new leadership after three decades of consistently strong stewardship, the ED will be charged with realizing the Museum’s vision that Rhode Island prioritizes children and their families in policy and practice and values children’s right, need and ability to play and learn in their own ways. The next ED must bring proven leadership, fundraising, financial, and relationship management experience, excellent communication skills, and a passion for children and their development. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will lead a staff of 30+ full-time and part-time employees and manage the Museum’s $2.2 million operating budget. For the complete job description visit To apply email resume and cover letter to Posted on: 07/08/2015


Collections Manager

New Haven Museum New Haven, CT
The New Haven Museum seeks an innovative, enthusiastic professional with demonstrated experience and leadership in the field of collections management to provide full-time, year-round stewardship and access to the Museum’s collection of art, decorative arts, furniture and artifacts. The Collections Manager will set the vision for twenty-first century documentation, care, access and use of the Museum’s art and artifact collection at the New Haven Museum and its seasonally-open Pardee-Morris House. Duties: evaluate and oversee the collection management database, catalogue the collection, conduct inventories, oversee accessions, deaccessions, and loans, develop and administer the budget for the Collections Management Department, conduct research, update policies, recruit, train, and lead interns and volunteers, and write grants for collections related activities. Qualifications: Master’s degree or advanced Certificate in Museum Studies, American Studies, Public History, Material Culture, or related field, minimum three years of experience managing a museum collection, demonstrated understanding of best practices and standards of collection care, grant writing experience, familiarity with museum accreditation programs, excellent written, organizational, and interpersonal skills, attention to detail, understanding of the internet and social media and their use in promoting greater access to museum collections, and able to climb stairs, carry and lift 30 pounds, and stand or sit for extended periods of time. Salary: commensurate with qualifications and experience. To apply: send cover letter, résumé, and list of three references in Word or pdf format to: Link to full job description: No phone calls please. EOE. Posted on: 08/31/2015


Knights of Columbus New Haven, CT
The Archivist at the Knights of Columbus Museum directs, plans and conducts the work of the Knights of Columbus Supreme Council Archives which preserves the written historical records of the Order, including those produced in digital format. The position also maintains the historical documentation of the Knights of Columbus and appraises their historical value to the Order. Maintains the rare book collection, selects items for addition to the Knights of Columbus Archives collection. In addition, the position responds to research requests from sources including Knights of Columbus membership, scholars, researchers and the general public. Qualified candidates should possess a Master's Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited school with an emphasis on Archives. Additional studies or degree in an area of the Museum's specialization such as history or the Catholic Church, and knowledge of the Knights of Columbus' history is desirable. Candidates should also possess three years of relevant archival management experience, including experience in archival media and conservation techniques. Candidates should also be able to show evidence of scholarly research/publication, possess some knowledge of copyright law, maintain an understanding of electronic records and digital preservation issues and literacy in using computers and museum database systems, and possess knowledge of the techniques of selection, evaluation, preservation, restoration, and exhibition of archival materials. Interested applicants should apply by e-mailing a cover letter and resume with "Archivist" in the subject line. Posted on: 08/27/2015


Adirondack Museum Blue Mountain Lake, NY
The Adirondack Museum (AM) in Blue Mountain Lake, founded in 1957, is one of the premier cultural institutions in upstate New York and is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. AM is embarking on an exciting period of growth and change. Detailed information about AM and its programs is available at AM seeks a creative, highly motivated individual with strong organizational skills, professional demeanor and great attention to detail to work with the Collections Department. Under the direction of the Chief Curator, this position will perform responsibilities related to documentation, expansion, interpretation, care, and preservation of the collections in exhibitions, programs, publications and other formats that present the story of the Adirondacks. The Curator has primary responsibility for AM’s boat and transportation collection and will contribute to interpreting the intersection between people, technology and the environment. The position offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits. Candidates must have a Master’s Degree in Museum Studies and 5 years museum experience. Thorough knowledge of American history, history of technology, and familiarity with maritime history and material culture is required. Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills as well as strong computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook) are required. Knowledge of museum cataloguing techniques and museum software strongly preferred. The individual must be able to manage time efficiently, and work on multiple projects and deadlines. Send cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to: Attn: Colleen Sage, PO Box 99, Blue Mt. Lake, NY 12812 Posted on: 08/10/2015

Collections Manager

Phillips Exeter Academy Exeter, NH
Lamont Gallery at Phillips Exeter Academy is embarking on the first sustained and comprehensive project to inventory, identity, and organize objects in its collection and to develop a set of procedures, policies and systems in support of maintaining the collection. The Collections Manager will coordinate the development of this project, and oversee all aspects of the care and management of works of art owned by or on special loan to or by Lamont Gallery. This position will report to the gallery director and curator. Submit a cover letter and a current resume, as one document (pdf or MS Word format), AND a completed application to Please indicate in the subject line: Collections Manager. The deadline for submission is August 15, 2015 Posted on: 07/15/2015

Special Project American Art Curator

Lyman Allyn Art Museum New London, CT
The Lyman Allyn Art Museum, an AAM-accredited institution serving New London and Southeastern Connecticut as a vibrant fine arts museum and cultural center, seeks an experienced American Art Curator for a full-time, twelve-month special project position beginning September 16, 2015. Reporting to the Museum Director, this senior staff member will play an pivotal role in the reinterpretation and reinstallation of the permanent exhibition galleries (approximately 3,000 square foot) of American Art in the Lyman Allyn Art Museum. The ideal candidate has a Ph.D. in American Art, although a M.A. in American Art may be sufficient. Experience in developing engaging exhibitions within an art museum is highly desired. The successful applicant will be an energetic and creative self-starter who enjoys working both independently and collaboratively. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Please send cover letter and resume with references to: Search Committee, Lyman Allyn Art Museum, 625 Williams Street, New London, CT 06320. Applications may also be filed via email to The Lyman Allyn Art Museum is an equal opportunity employer. Posted on: 07/14/2015

Development and Marketing

Communications Manager

The General Society of Mayflower Descendants Plymouth, MA
The Mayflower Society is seeking a Communications Manager at its national headquarters in Plymouth, MA. This senior level position requires a team oriented individual who can demonstrate substantial knowledge, enthusiasm, and experience maintaining website content and social media, the graphic design and editorial skills necessary to develop and produce a bi-annual journal and quarterly magazine,and the unique talent to cultivate and maintain frequent communication with society officers and members who have a passion for their Pilgrim ancestry and its legacy. The ideal candidate should have an undergraduate degree in English, History, Communications, Art, Graphic Design or related discipline and at least 2 years prior experience working in public relations, media design, editing, publishing, or related area for a non-profit membership association or public history institution. An educational or professional background in genealogy or Early American Studies and a strong knowledge of the Mayflower passengers will be a plus. The position is full-time with starting salary in the upper 30's to mid-40's depending on experience. Please email cover letter and resume to: The GSMD is an Equal Opportunity Employer Posted on: 08/19/2015

Major Gifts Officer

Vermont Historical Society Barre, VT
Would you like to be a major gifts officer raising funds to preserve and share Vermont’s history? With the director of development, executive director and the development committee, you will identify major gift prospects and develop and implement strategies for cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship-meeting with people throughout Vermont and beyond Please submit a letter of interest, résumé, and the contact information for three references to: The full job description can be found under career opportunities: Posted on: 08/20/2015

Associate Director of Development

Historic Deerfield Deerfield, MA
ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT. Major New England museum seeks experienced development professional for direct solicitation of major gifts, active donor cultivation, prospect research, and stewardship of a portfolio of 100-125 high net worth donors and prospects making gifts of $500 to $10,000. (1) Responsible for assisting in the management of a broad fundraising program to secure lead annual gifts from individuals, foundations, and corporations. (2) Work to improve strategies to increase donor retention, upgrades, and donor acquisition. (3) Responsible for a minimum of 10 face-to-face visits per month. (4) Build complete prospect profiles and maintain up-to-date files (including trip reports and solicitation activity records) for all assigned prospects. (5) Responsibilities include grant writing and fundraising event support. (6) Minimum 3 years major gifts experience, strong oral/written communication skills required. Significant fundraising database expertise required (Raiser’s Edge or equivalent). (7) Salary: $54,000-$61,000, commensurate with experience. Development office size: team of three. Some evening /weekend hours required. FT, benefits, AA/EOE. Send resume and cover letter to David Barclay, Director of Development, Historic Deerfield, Museum Overview. Historic Deerfield, Inc. is dedicated to preserving the cultural heritage of Deerfield, MA and the Connecticut River Valley. The museum's Flynt Center of Early New England Life and 12 historic houses contain one of America's top six collections of American decorative arts. These include furniture, silver, textiles, glass, ceramics, and paintings. The museum's provides today's audiences with an understanding and appreciation of New England's historic villages and countryside. Posted on: 08/11/2015

Communications and Events Coordinator

Old North Foundation of Boston, Inc. Boston, MA
This is an exciting opportunity for a recent college graduate or graduate student interested in event planning, marketing and social media management for a non-profit organization. The candidate will assist both the Development and Education Departments with administrative tasks, planning events, managing social media platforms, organizing and creating press releases, in addition to sending out monthly newsletters, researching Old North in the News, and maintaining digital photo files and website updates. The Events role within this position will support the planning and implementation of the Old North Foundation’s Fall fundraising events to include planning and execution of a speakers forum and an exciting fashion show featuring 18th century clothing. The intern will focus on event marketing and communications, mailings, data entry, meeting and small event coordination, and other tasks as assigned. Communications responsibilities will include primary and secondary source research, interpretation, web content editing, interaction/interviews with Old North educator staff and visitors. The intern will be responsible for Old North’s ongoing social media program. Requirements: Experience in a combination of social media, event planning, with demonstrated success building audience and managing multiple projects under tight deadlines. Ability to draft tight, compelling copy for use on multiple social media platforms. A deep understanding of the evolving social media landscape, including knowledge of the best practices for multiple social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Google+, YouTube, LinkedIn, etc.) Capacity to identify trends in social media with an eye toward new audience-building and engagement opportunities. Familiarity with html and website management Experience in event planning, list management, donor record keeping through data. Posted on: 08/07/2015

Development Manager

Danforth Art Museum\School Framingham , MA
Danforth Art seeks an energetic and experienced fundraising and development professional to support the organization during a period of significant growth. Reporting to the Executive Director, this person will play an instrumental role in creating and implementing a robust fundraising and development strategy at Danforth Art Museum\School. Primary responsibilities of this position include: day-to-day fundraising and development operations, with a strong focus on cultivation and stewardship of mid-level prospects and donors, foundations and corporations, and grant research, writing and management. Position will also provide significant support to the Executive Director with major donors. Provides oversight and support of the Development Associate: Annual Fund and Events. Job Qualifications: 4+ years in a fundraising and development role in a non-profit organization (preferably in the arts). Ability to foster and nurture relationships with internal/external gatekeepers and stakeholders. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Strong project and time management abilities. Able to work successfully both independently and as a member of a team. Flexible and willing to work evenings and weekends, as needed. Database experience required. Bachelor’s degree or comparable experience. Competitive Salary and benefits commensurate with experience. How to apply: Email a letter of interest and resume to Posted on: 08/06/2015

Director of Marketing & Communications

Bruce Museum Greenwich, CT
Marketing Director will develop and implement a strategic and dynamic marketing plan for all exhibitions, programs and events geared to diverse audiences; provide strong leadership to convey the Museum’s identity and mission to its constituency and general public with a focus on growing audiences. Write, design and place media content, fostering existing media relationships. With colleagues: oversee social media campaigns, enforce style guide, create membership marketing plan, and create A/V exhibition/program projects. Be the public face of the Museum. Preferred candidate has proven marketing/communications abilities in a museum or cultural non-profit; experience crafting communications programs to create or further enhance awareness, connectivity and giving – including promotional materials; experience developing broad-based marketing efforts directed at the general public conveying institutional change and future direction including powerful, compelling collateral materials to expand awareness of an institution’s value to the community; has developed broad-based public awareness campaigns creating a climate conducive to growing visitation, membership, and giving at all levels; and prior experience developing marketing strategy and implementing the plan for a possible future campaign. See more information at Resume and cover letter to:, indicating NEMA as listing source. No phone calls, please. Posted on: 07/29/2015

Donor Events Coordinator

Portland Museum of Art Portland, ME
The Portland Museum of Art (PMA) is searching for a Donor Events Coordinator to work under the general supervision of the Director of Annual Giving, to provide support to all staff in the Development department by managing museum donor and member events, trips, and facility rentals in collaboration with the Development team. The Donor Events Coordinator will contribute to the operation of the Department in meeting the fundraising and constituent relationship priorities of the PMA’s mission and strategic plan. With an extensive collection and nationally renowned exhibitions, the Portland Museum of Art is the cultural heart of Portland. The PMA has significant holdings of American, European, and Contemporary art, yet its collection also highlights the rich artistic tradition of Maine. For position description with responsibilities, qualifications, and application instructions, please visit . The Portland Museum of Art is an equal opportunity employer. Posted on: 07/27/2015

Membership Manager

Portland Museum of Art Portland, ME
The Portland Museum of Art (PMA) is searching for a Membership Manager to work under the direction of the Director of Development, to develop and implement successful strategies for managing the PMA’s individual membership program, Annual Fund, and constituent database, effectively contributing to the fundraising and constituent relationship priorities of the museum’s mission and strategic plan. With an extensive collection and nationally renowned exhibitions, the Portland Museum of Art is the cultural heart of Portland. The PMA has significant holdings of American, European, and Contemporary art, yet its collection also highlights the rich artistic tradition of Maine. For position description with responsibilities, qualifications, and application instructions, please visit . The Portland Museum of Art is an equal opportunity employer. Posted on: 07/27/2015

Director of Development

Fitchburg Art Museum Fitchburg, MA
The newly rejuvenated Fitchburg Art Museum (AAM accredited) seeks a creative, energetic, and experienced Director of Development (DoD) to establish a professional fundraising department to support and expand our annual $1.1 million operating budget, and plan for a capital campaign to follow our current strategic planning process. FAM’s DoD will be responsible for all fundraising activities including strategy, cultivation/stewardship, major gifts, grants, Annual Appeal, and membership programs. The DoD will also be charged with growing FAM’s event rental business in a beautiful new event space. The DoD will report to the Executive Director, and hire and manage a new Development Associate, and manage a part-time Director of Corporate Membership. This is a new position at FAM, and provides an exciting opportunity to lead a vital department that will insure the museum’s success and sustainability. The successful candidate must have a BA or MA, significant development experience in museums or arts/culture/education organizations, and a proven ability to raise funds in multiple fundraising practices. Demonstrated excellence in organizational, managerial, communications, and IT/computer/social media skills are expected, along with a sophisticated knowledge of Raiser’s Edge. FAM’s DoD will also be a vital ambassador for the museum, with highly developed interpersonal abilities, and a team player in a small but passionately dedicated staff. Spanish language skills are a plus. FAM is an equal opportunity employer, and offers competitive compensation and benefits. To apply, please send a letter of intent, CV, and 3 references to FAM Executive Director Nick Capasso at Posted on: 07/21/2015


Education Researcher

Massachusetts Historical Society Boston, MA
The teaching of American history is a key component of the mission of the Massachusetts Historical Society, however, we would like to expand the reach of our programs. Toward this goal, the MHS will hire a consultant to canvas educators to determine their needs to ensure that we are providing essential services. Armed with this information, we will develop plans to complement existing programs with new initiatives. The Education Researcher will work as a team member with the Director of Programs and the Assistant Director of Education & Public Programs and: • Survey innovative programs across the country • Interviewing educators, administrators, and educational think tanks across the northeast • Determine best practices for the delivery of history education in the current environment of Common Core standards • Meet with representatives of the Massachusetts Department of Education, the Boston Foundation, the Pioneer Institute and other key advocates for education in New England to determine current views on the strengths and weaknesses of history education in the north east. • Review of the use of online textbooks and how effectively these textbooks provide resources for the classroom • Explore possible partnerships with educational publishing houses • Prepare a report outlining findings, recommendations, and priorities for an expanded education presence for the Massachusetts Historical Society beginning in 2016 To apply, send cover letter, outline of consulting fees, and resume to Gavin Kleespies Posted on: 08/28/2015

Museum Educator

New England Air Museum Windsor Locks, CT
The New England Air Museum seeks two outgoing individuals to join our Education Department. Museum Educators play an essential role in providing high quality visitor experiences by conducting a variety of public programs for youth and families. Responsibilities include leading hands-on Build & Fly activities; Aviation Alive and Flight Science demonstrations; as well as flight simulators, open cockpit experiences, and tours. Other duties include assisting with birthday parties, scout programs and special events. Experience working with children in educational settings is required, as is an interest in the history of aviation. A Bachelor’s degree in Education, Science, History, or a related field is preferred. This is a part-time, non-exempt position that pays $15 per hour and requires weekend availability during the school year, as well as weekday availability in July and August and during school vacation weeks. Hours are 10:00am-5:00pm, up to 13 hours per week during the school year and up to 26 hours per week during the summer and school vacation weeks. Some evenings and holidays will also be required, as needed. This position is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a background check. Email cover letter and resume to Amanda Goodheart Parks, Director of Education, at by September 25, 2015. No phone calls please. The New England Air Museum is an equal opportunity employer. For a complete job description, please visit our website at Posted on: 08/27/2015

Director of Education

Norman Rockwell Musuem Stockbridge, MA
Norman Rockwell Museum is seeking an experienced museum educator and administrator who will lead new and ongoing programmatic and strategic initiatives. Works closely with the Deputy Director/Chief Curator and Curator of Education to guide and implement the Museum’s on-site, community outreach, and digital/distance programming, identifying and facilitating new learning modalities for audiences of all ages and interests. School and family programs, community-based initiatives, teacher and scholarly symposia and public forums, and Common Core curriculum development relating to the art of Norman Rockwell and the field of illustration are among this position’s most significant tasks. QUALIFICATIONS; BA required; Master's degree preferred; Five years of experience in museum education or related field; Excellent written and oral communication skills; Experience in managing and training staff; Fluency in digital learning practices; Knowledge of and proven skills in principles and practices of museum education, curriculum, development and transmedia education, and research and evaluation; Experience with grant writing. PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES; The ideal candidate is exceptionally warm, curious, dynamic, innovative, passionate, energetic, gracious and approachable. For complete job description visit Email cover letter and resume to with Director of Education in the subject line. No phone inquiries, please.A competitive salary and benefits package will be offered. Equal Opportunity Employer. Posted on: 08/25/2015

Museum Educator

Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology Cambridge, MA
Our department is seeking an engaging teacher to present hands-on programs to groups of elementary and middle children visiting our university museum. The programs support exhibits about the Maya, Native Americans, Mesopotamia and others. The ideal candidate will have a background in anthropology, excellent oral communication skills, an outgoing personality, strong time management skills, be committed to working with diverse audiences and have a good sense of humor. The educator will also assist with other projects including upkeep of a file maker contacts database, program evaluation, communicating with tour guides, and developing activities if time allows. Please see for more details about the departments' work. Required: BA in anthropology, history, archaeology, or other cultural studies. Teaching experience with K-8 school audiences. Understanding of and commitment to student-centered learning. Helpful Qualifications, Photoshop or Adobe Illustrator, Filemaker, Excel, Skype. This position is 17 hours per week, Monday- Friday approximately 9:30 to 12:30. at about $17 per hour. It is not eligible for benefits. Interested individuals should send a cover letter describing teaching experience with a resume ASAP to Tomy Little at Posted on: 08/24/2015

Editor and Assistant Product Manager for Science Kits and Toys

Thames & Kosmos Providence, RI
This is not a museum, but Thames & Kosmos grew out of a museum (Thames Science Center) and its mission is rooted in Informal Science Education, so we feel we are very close to the museum world. This is a dream job for a person with a unique mix of talents: Help create, write, design, and test science experiment kits, toys, and games for a leading children’s educational product company. Thames & Kosmos is a rapidly growing company with the mission of promoting scientific literacy, engineering skills, critical thinking, problem solving, and other important skills by publishing high-quality, hands-on science experiment kits, craft kits, and board games. The ideal candidate will have extremely strong writing and editing skills, as well as excellent scientific literacy. But the most important qualities are a drive to learn more, a curiosity to figure out how to do things you don’t currently know how to do, a motivation to make things that have never been made before, a desire to teach others how to do new things, and a natural inclination to totally geek out on science kits and toys! This position requires a unique mix of roles: Writer/Editor Product Designer/Product Manager Educator/Teacher Maker/Hacker/Builder/Engineer This position is full-time, on-site in Providence, RI. Full job posting here: Posted on: 08/21/2015

Museum Teacher

Stanley-Whitman House Farmington, CT
Stanley-Whitman House is hiring one to two teachers for a middle-school program for nine half-day classes taking place from September 29 through mid-October. One class focuses on historical archaeology and the other class focuses on the Underground Railroad. Pay rate is $25 an hour, with paid training included, with the possibility of additional teaching work through the fall. Qualifications include teaching experience, in a non-traditional or classroom setting; content knowledge about historical archaeology and/or the Underground Railroad; and, a positive, energetic, interactive approach with students. Email a letter, resume or CV, and the names of two references to Lisa Johnson, Executive Director, at or mail to Stanley-Whitman House, 37 High Street, Farmington, CT 06032. Posted on: 08/21/2015

Director of Community Engagement

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Boston, MA
The Director of Community Engagement builds mutually beneficial relationships with Boston communities through art. Managing all aspects of the Gardner Museum's community programs, the Director of Community Engagement works collaboratively with museum staff and community leaders to create and deepen partnerships with Boston's neighborhoods, especially communities of color. A skilled communicator and teacher, s/he develops connections between local audiences, the Museum's collections, and special exhibitions through existing and new programming. At the same time, the Director of Community Engagement works cross-departmentally to ensure an excellent experience for visitors who are new to museums, helping front line staff and volunteers successfully bridge economic and social barriers. Focusing on the needs and interests of diverse audiences, the Director of Community Engagement is responsible for gallery and studio programs, free days and evenings, and other special events, designed to increase participation from target communities in all Gardner programming. Posted on: 08/17/2015

Museum Educator and Assistant

Historic Newton Newton, MA
Historic Newton seeks a Museum Educator and Assistant to work at both its locations—the Jackson Homestead and the Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds. The position encompasses two roles. As Educator, one prepares, presents, and develops education programs for learning groups from a variety of backgrounds, interests, and ages through passionate interest in historical accuracy, connecting with learners, and expanding personal knowledge; and, as Museum Assistant, the position greets, orients, and assists visitors and callers while maintaining a safe, clean museum environment and being on hand to address routine questions, unforeseen occurrences, and any emergencies. Interpersonal skills, including effective communication with an extremely diversified audience, are vital in this combined position. Organizational ability and enthusiasm for exploring history are also important. The Museum Educator and Assistant should expect 6 to 12 hours per week of employment which would necessarily include Sundays from 10 AM to 5 PM. Apply by September 7th, 2015 by sending letter of interest, resume, and contact information for three references to Sarah Cole, Manager at Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds of Historic Newton, 286 Waverley Avenue, Newton, MA, 02458. Historic Newton is a public-private partnership between the Newton Historical Society and the City of Newton and an equal opportunity employer. Posted on: 08/13/2015

Manager of Adult Education

Tower Hill Botanic Garden Boylston , MA
Tower Hill Botanic Garden seeks a Manager of Adult Education to evolve existing programs and develop new programs to meet the needs of our visitors, members and the communities we serve. Reporting to the Director of Audience Engagement, this position is responsible for developing, executing and evaluating diverse activities ranging from classes, trips, tours and lectures to hands-on demonstrations that engage new and existing audiences. This position will oversee all aspects of on-site and off-site education programs for adults, including special needs populations. In addition to successful program planning and execution, duties include writing and managing grants of varying sizes from public and private institutions and supporting operating and capital fundraising efforts. Develops and teaches classes in area of specialty as needed. Other duties as assigned. Recruits, supervises and regularly evaluates all contracted course instructors. Develops a long-range vision and comprehensive plan. Qualifications: ability to work in a fast-based environment, expertise in planning, designing, marketing and evaluating innovative education programs; experience building successful collaborations with other organizations and institutions; significant experience in management and supervision of program and related staff and volunteers; commitment to excellence; extensive grant writing and project and budget management experience; MA or MS degree in education, horticulture, interpretation, or 5+ years in a senior position in a museum education department or related field required. Must be able to create and adhere to project budgets and deadlines. The position is full time/exempt with regular evening and weekend work. Email resume and cover to Posted on: 08/10/2015

Education Coordinator

Hanover Historical Society Hanover, MA
The Hanover Historical Society is seeking a part-time Education Coordinator. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Education Coordinator will be responsible for developing, promoting, and implementing educational programs. This will include general and specialized tours for school groups, visitors, and community organizations, as well as special events for children and youth. As needed, the Education Coordinator will assist with collections management, social media outreach, exhibits, and museum interpretation. Qualifications include: B.A. in history, museum studies, or related field; two or more years of experience in museum education and public programs; an enthusiasm for teaching American history and working with children and youth; strong research, writing, and interpersonal skills; and familiarity with social media tools. The ideal candidate will be self-motivated, flexible, and creative, while maintaining a high level of attention to detail. This is a part-time position; 12 hours/week with availability on Saturdays when programs are scheduled. $12/per hour; no benefits. To apply please email letter of interest, resume, and three references to: Anne Reilly, Executive Director, Posted on: 07/22/2015


Exhibit Developer

MIT Museum Cambridge, MA
MIT Museum seeks an Exhibit Developer experienced in dynamic environments that interpret art and science with an emphasis on interactive experiences and interpretation of collections. Reporting to the Director of Galleries & Exhibitions, position is responsible for supporting development of museum exhibits through exhibit research, content, and experience development. 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 exhibit copy. Assist with exhibit 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. Project manage logistics and communication with internal teams and outside vendors. Meet project budgets and schedules. Qualifications: BA/BS (MA/MS preferred) in science, math, engineering, science education, social sciences, or a field related to informal teaching and learning. Willingness and ability to work as part of a team and collaborate with researchers and non-specialists. Minimum of 3+ years of experience developing museum exhibitions, preferably in interactive science or art environments. Excellent oral, written, interpersonal, research, and organizational skills. Must be detail oriented, self-motivated, conscientious, thorough, task-focused, and able to manage multiple demands. Technical proficiency with MS Office including Word, Excel, PPT and Google docs. See for complete description. Applicants must apply online at MIT Human Resources website, job #12515. Posted on: 07/28/2015

Gallery Supervisor, Davison Art Center & Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery

Wesleyan University Middletown, CT
Under the supervision of the Curator of the Davison Art Center (DAC), the Gallery Supervisor is responsible for art-object and gallery preparation, exhibition installation, deinstallation, packing and unpacking, shipping preparation, and maintenance of exhibitions and the permanent collection. Under the supervision of the Director of the Center for the Arts, the Gallery Supervisor is responsible for the same duties related to the exhibition program of the Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery. The two galleries have active programs with 14-16 exhibitions of various sizes annually. The DAC holds 18,000 prints and 6,000 photographs in one of the leading university graphic arts collections. The Zilkha Gallery exhibits contemporary art, including video and installation art. FOR COMPLETE JOB DESCRIPTION AND TO APPLY, PLEASE VISIT: Posted on: 07/24/2015


No Facilities positions are currently available.

Museum Store

Museum Store Associate

New England Air Museum Windsor Locks, CT
New England Air Museum is seeking front desk/museum store associates. Responsibilities include admission, gift shop and membership sales, handling cash and credit card transactions, cheerfully answering visitor questions and phone calls, stocking shelves, lite cleaning, assisting in turning on the Museum, end-of-the-day close-out, basic administrative functions and odd jobs as assigned. Must have excellent customer service skills, ability to multi-task at a busy front desk, excellent punctuality and computer skills. This position will include 8-16 regular hours per week including either Saturday and/or Sunday and additional hours during the week on an on-call basis. Starting rate: $12 per hour and reports to the Director of Visitor Services. To apply, please send resume to Posted on: 08/12/2015


No Security positions are currently available.

Visitor Services

Guest Services Representative

Peabody Essex Museum Salem, MA
The Guest Services Department of the Peabody Essex Museum is seeking friendly, dynamic individuals interested in contributing their talents as part-time, entry-level Guest Services Representatives. This position involves working directly with guests to create a superlative visitor experience throughout the museum. Duties include, but are not limited to, greeting guests in a warm, genuine way, facilitating guests’ entry into the museum, and helping guests navigate their experience at the Information Desk and throughout the museum. Other responsibilities include responding to inquiries at the Museum Office Center, general administrative support, and providing first-rate customer service for museum guests, members, and staff. Must be available to work weekend and some holiday and evening hours. Some College education or equivalent combination of education and relevant work experience, computer proficiency, and experience working with public preferred. Professional and enthusiastic demeanor required. Ideal candidates have strong communication skills and are gregarious, self-motivated, and passionate about working with people to create transformative museum experiences. 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: 08/25/2015

Seasonal Admissions

The House of the Seven Gables Salem, MA
As a key member of the Visitor Services team, Admissions staff interacts with guests to the museum while staffing the front desk in the Visitor Center. Under the supervision of the Visitor Services Manager, Admissions staff process tickets, organize tour times; communicate with guide staff, complete daily paperwork and answer guest’s questions regarding the museum, Salem and the surrounding area. Applicants, as well as position incumbents, who become disabled as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act must be able to perform the essential job functions (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case by case basis. The House of the Seven Gables is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity. Applicants for employment and employees are reviewed on their individual qualifications for a position. Under no circumstances will The House of the Seven Gables discriminate against qualified persons on the basis of race, color, religious creed, retaliation, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender, disability, mental illness, genetics, choice of health insurance, marital status, age, veteran status, or any other basis prohibited under applicable law. Please contact Melissa Reynolds, HR Manager, or 978-744-0991 ext. 111 The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street, Salem, MA 01970 Posted on: 08/24/2015

Seasonal Tour Guide

The House of the Seven Gables Salem, MA
As a key member of the Visitor Services team, Guides interact closely with guests of the museum while on tour. Under the supervision of the Manager and Assistant Manager, Guides deliver a scripted tour of the Turner-Ingersoll Mansion and Nathaniel Hawthorne’s Birthplace Applicants, as well as position incumbents, who become disabled as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act must be able to perform the essential job functions (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case by case basis. The House of the Seven Gables is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity. Applicants for employment and employees are reviewed on their individual qualifications for a position. Under no circumstances will The House of the Seven Gables discriminate against qualified persons on the basis of race, color, religious creed, retaliation, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender, disability, mental illness, genetics, choice of health insurance, marital status, age, veteran status, or any other basis prohibited under applicable law. Please contact Melissa Reynolds, HR Manager at or 978-744-0991 The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street, Salem, MA 01970 Posted on: 08/24/2015

Visitor Experience Manager

Providence Children's Museum Providence, RI
Providence Children’s Museum's mission is to inspire and celebrate learning through active play and exploration. The Museum opened to the public in 1977 and now serves 160,000 visitors a year in its hands-on, playful learning environments. The Visitor Experience Manager is primarily responsible for ensuring the quality of the visitor experience at the Museum. Supervises a team of five visitor Experience Coordinators and oversees the work of 30 - 50 Play Guides and Admissions Clerks (volunteers and work-study students). Manages frontline services including reception, admissions, program registration, group visits, educational activities, and events. Develops and oversees visitor services policies and procedures. Determines and fills frontline staffing needs. Develops and conducts training for frontline staff. Maintains accurate records and manages budgets. Serves as a member of the Education Department leadership team. SEEKING: Dynamic team leader with strong communication skills. Reliable, flexible, detail oriented, able to multi-task. At least two years experience in a supervisory position and bachelor’s level degree or equivalent experience. Experience working with children and a commitment to children’s learning. Excellent customer service skills. Bilingual (English/Spanish or English/ASL) a plus. Full Time; Tuesday-Saturday. Providence Children's Museum is an equal opportunity employer; members of racial/ethnic minorities are encouraged to apply. Review of applications begins August 20, 2015 and continues until the position is filled. For more information and application instructions go to: Posted on: 08/07/2015

Visitor services/volunteer manager

Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary Mass Audubon Natick, MA
Schedule: 24 hours/week including Sundays. Weekday schedule negotiable. This important part time position serves as the first contact point with Mass Audubon and Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary for sanctuary visitors and volunteers. The job requires a friendly, efficient person with excellent organizational skills, ability to relate to a wide range of people and respond to their interests and to develop those skills in part time staff and volunteers. Must be comfortable learning and teaching about on-line registration programs and databases. Appreciation and knowledge of natural history is highly desirable. For complete description visit: and To apply, please send cover letter and resume to Elissa Landre, sanctuary director at No phone calls. Posted on: 08/03/2015

Sales and Guest Services Manager

EcoTarium Worcester, MA
The EcoTarium, A Museum of Science & Nature, seeks a Sales and Guest Services Manager to handle all aspects of the daily operation of the Department. Responsibilities include supervising and coordinating the work of the reservations office and floor staff to ensure that the EcoTarium operates efficiently and provides for an exceptional guest experience. The Manager makes sales, takes reservations, produces and monitors their department budget, manages the guest services data bases, oversees the birthday party program and handles guest safety. Successful candidates must be highly organized, flexible, possess solid computer skills, have extensive customer service experience and possess an entrepreneurial spirit. Full description can be found at: To apply, please send a cover letter telling us how you can provide a wonderful guest experience along with your resume and names of three professional references to: Human Resources, Attention: Manager, Sales & Guests Services Search, EcoTarium, 222 Harrington Way, Worcester, MA 01604 Or email: with “Manager, Sales & Guests Services Search” in the subject line Application Review – Begins August 17, 2015 AA/EOE Posted on: 07/31/2015

Visitor Services Associate

Wenham Museum Wenham, MA
Daily tasks include admission, membership and event sales, guest list check-in, crowd control during special events, responding to Emails, and providing general information to visitors. The Visitor Services Associate will create a highly positive experience for museum visitors at the Visitor Services desk that is conducive to repeat visitation, membership conversion, shop sales and positive word of mouth. Operates register, handles cash, credit card and special transactions accurately and efficiently. Answers the museum main line telephone in a friendly manner, efficiently routes calls and relays information to staff. Assist in the stocking, pricing, receiving and merchandising of the museum retail shop under the direction of the Shop Buyer. Assist with inventory updates in the museum’s point of sale software system. Administratively support bookings for birthday parties and special events. Assist with the creation of registration pages for programs and special events using the museum’s online registration system software (training will be provided). Manage the placement of literature, signage and other visitor print materials across the museum facility. Administratively support the Director of External Affairs for ongoing outreach, marketing and relationship building tasks. This includes web source content research, social content uploading, press release emailing and other online tasks. Part Time, 20-24 hours per week, $10.25-$11.00 per hour. To apply, send a resume and cover letter to Posted on: 07/10/2015

Volunteer Services

Volunteer/Event Coordinator

Imagine Nation, A Museum Early Learning Center Bristol, CT
Imagine Nation, A Museum Early Learning Center located at One Pleasant Street in Bristol CT is seeking an energetic full time Volunteer /Event Coordinator to assist with a wide range of administrative duties and the management of the volunteer program, including recruitment, supervision, retention, and recognition. Responsibilities include providing consistent excellent customer service to a variety of visitors to ensure a positive museum experience. This full time position requires a professional with strong attention to detail, superb organizational and time management skills, ability to work independently, and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced, multi-tasking environment Applicant Instructions This is a full time position with benefits. Applicants should submit as a Word or PDF document Cover letter addressing critical competencies, and resume via email to Imagine Nation, is a division of the Boys & Girls Club of Bristol Family Center, and is an equal opportunity employer. Posted on: 08/12/2015


Public Programs Assistant

Harvard Museums of Science & Culture Cambridge, MA
Reporting to the Director of Public Programs, the Public Programs Assistant is responsible for helping to coordinate all facets of the public programs sponsored by HMSC, including lectures, special events, exhibition openings, and other special programs. Responsibilities include providing administrative and financial support, coordinating program logistics and staffing, working with the HMSC marketing team on basic outreach activities, and conducting other administrative tasks. Specific duties include: scheduling and staffing meetings on behalf of Director; responding to calls and inquiries from faculty, staff, students, general public and the media; event and office purchasing, processing invoices and travel expenses, managing office and event supply inventory, arranging travel/lodging for speakers; conducting research on speakers and program topics as directed; coordinating program logistics: space, media services, staffing; working with marketing to request, review, and distribute promotional materials. Qualifications: one year of administrative support experience; college degree in museum studies, biology, anthropology, archaeology, or other content areas related to the HMSC museums preferred; experience in academic setting or museum preferred; experience in a program, administrative, or financial assistant position preferred; proficient in Microsoft Office Suite applications; excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills; high standards of accuracy, organization, and attention to detail; ability to multitask and maintain positive, helpful attitude; comfort in financial and administrative activities; schedule flexibility required – must be able to work occasional nights/weekends as needed; occasional heavy lifting (up to 30 lbs) is required. Apply online at, and use position req. # 36746BR. Posted on: 08/27/2015

Material Culture Interpretation Instructor

Tufts University Medford, MA
Position Description Tufts University’s Museum Studies Program and Department of History seek a qualified candidate to teach HIST0290, “The Meaning of Things: Interpreting Material Culture,” in the Spring 2016 semester. The course introduces students to theories and methodologies of analyzing and interpreting objects in American history and engages students in developing strategies for educating, inspiring, and challenging museum audiences. The three‐hour classes meet weekly. Qualifications College-level teaching experience preferred. A minimum of a master’s degree in a relevant field and museum experience required. Application Instructions Applicants should send a letter describing professional and teaching experience along with a resume or CV and the names and contact information of three references to Interfolio at: (Preferably, one reference should speak to the candidate’s teaching experience.) Questions about the position may be directed to Cynthia Robinson, via email at Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Tufts University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. We are committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty. Members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Posted on: 08/26/2015

Exhibition Planning Co-Lecturer

Tufts University Medford, MA
Position Description Tufts University’s Museum Studies Program and Department of History seek a qualified candidate to coteach HIST0215, “Exhibition Planning,” in the Spring 2016 semester. The course introduces students to the exhibition planning process from idea to deinstallation, covering curatorial processes such as selecting objects, conducting research, arranging loans, setting interpretive goals and writing labels, and designing layouts. The co-instructor will work with the lead instructor to plan and teach the 13-session graduate course. The three-hour classes meet weekly. Qualifications College-level teaching experience preferred. A minimum of a master’s degree in a relevant field and museum exhibition planning experience required. Application Instructions Applicants should send a letter describing professional and teaching experience along with a resume or CV and the names and contact information of three references to Interfolio at: (Preferably, one reference should speak to the candidate’s teaching experience.) Questions about the position may be directed to Cynthia Robinson, via email at Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Tufts University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. We are committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty. Members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Posted on: 08/25/2015

Assistant Publishing Director

New England Historic Genealogical Society Boston, MA
NEHGS seeks an Assistant Publishing Director, who will assist the Publications team with the development, writing, editing, and production of books, primarily those published under our Newbury Street Press (NSP) imprint; and with the editing of two scholarly journals, The New England Historical and Genealogical Register and the Mayflower Descendant. In addition, he or she will assist with other publications as needed. This position is a project-management position; the ideal candidate will have excellent editorial, writing, and organizational skills and a strong interest in, or experience with, genealogical research and writing. This position will work with Publications and Development teams to gather information and materials from potential NSP clients; assemble book proposals; collaborate with the Publishing Director to identify relevant personnel for projects, develop project plans for NSP titles, send and receive materials to and from freelance genealogists/writers and clients; review progress reports; ensure all clients receive timely status reports; act as liaison with clients on select projects. Please see the full posting at; QUALIFICATIONS ;Bachelor’s degree, Five years’ experience in book, magazine, or journal publishing or commensurate writing and editing experience in another field. Familiarity with genealogical writing, and experience with historical and/or genealogical research. Skill with Microsoft Office Suite required; familiarity with genealogical software such as Family Tree Maker or Roots Magic desired but not essential; familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite desired but not essential. Email resume and cover letter, including a description of publications experience, to: Michelle Major; Apply by: September 15, 2015 Posted on: 08/21/2015