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Executive Director

Remick Country Doctor Museum & Farm Tamworth, NH
The Remick Country Doctor Museum & Farm is seeking an Executive Director to provide effective leadership and overall management of this unique farm museum. The right candidate should be able to lead the operations of the organization to ensure a quality visitor experience while fulfilling the museum’s mission to educate the public to the values and significance of the medical practice and agricultural way of life of the country doctor while preserving and protecting the property and collections for the benefit of the public. Located in the scenic village of Tamworth the property consists of a working farm, a historic home, a museum building and over 400 acres. The museum employs fourteen year-round staff. The museum is seeking an outgoing, dynamic leader who will work with the board of directors to create an updated strategic plan. In addition, this person will promote the museum throughout the community and beyond, lead and inspire staff with a culture of teamwork to meet goals that fully embrace our mission, effectively manage resources within budget guidelines, and develop strategies to increase earned income while maintaining a quality, unique experience. Some grant writing and fundraising desired. Preferred experience in museum administration or curatorial programming with a passion for rural history and farm museums. Experience in staff supervision, strategic planning, grant writing and fundraising is a plus. This is a full-time year-round position with benefits. Salary commensurate with experience. Please submit resumes to or mail them to 58 Cleveland Hill Rd, Tamworth, NH 03886. Posted on: 01/28/2015

Executive Director

Tudor Place Historic House and Garden Washington, DC
Tudor Place Historic House and Garden, the extraordinary single remaining early 19th century pastoral estate in Washington, DC, seeks a dynamic leader to take this thriving museum to new growth. Tudor Place’s collections represent two centuries of fine and decorative arts, including a large collection of items owned by Martha and George Washington; the idyllic gardens contain many original plantings and historic old-growth trees. A new Master Preservation Plan aims to secure the site’s future, with a $20 million-plus Capital Campaign beginning in 2015. Tudor Place operates with a 19-person staff, a $1.3 million budget and a 19-person Board of Trustees. The Executive Director’s primary responsibilities are to provide Tudor Place with strategic leadership and management of staff, operations, collections, structures and gardens; work closely with the Board on the Capital Campaign, fundraising and outreach activities; and build productive relationships with staff, volunteers, community stakeholders and cultural and historical institutions locally and nationally. Requirements include a Master’s degree, seven years senior experience leading an historic house, American history or art museum, fundraising and strategic planning skills and a collaborative working style. Address all inquiries and recommendations in confidence, to the retained search consultants (e-mails are preferred): Freda Mindlin or Nancy Kaufman Opportunity Resources Inc. (212) 744-4409 Posted on: 01/23/2015

Director of the Madison Historical Society, Madison CT

Madison Historical Society Madison, CT
The Director is responsible for the general day-to-day management and operation of the Madison Historical Society to meet its mission, goals and objectives as established by the Board of Directors. The Director reports to the President of the Board of Directors, works closely with the board committees, manages one part-time (15-hour) office manager and small number of volunteers. The MHS owns and maintains three historic properties: The Allis-Bushnell House ca 1785, The Frederick Lee Academy, ca. 1821, and the Small Pox Cemetery, ca 1760. This is a part-time, self-administered position of 20 hours per week which requires flexible scheduling to allow for occasional special events and meetings on nights and weekends. Attendance at monthly Board of Directors meeting and, on average three days a week in the office is expected. The successful candidate will have experience in a variety of areas including Collections, Properties, Finances, Public Relations, Development, Public Programs, Preservation Advocacy and Office Management. Salary range $20,000 to $25,000 commensurate with experience. Email cover letter and resume to Rick Camp, President or mail to his attention at MHS PO Box 17 Madison, CT 06443 Posted on: 01/20/2015

Executive Director

Children's Museum of Southeastern Connecticut Niantic, CT
The Children's Museum of Southeastern Connecticut is seeking an executive director. The ED will be responsible for the Museum’s supervision, general program administration and planning. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Program and exhibit development, budget preparation, development, business growth, administration, personnel. The ED is also responsible for representing the Museum to the larger community and developing relationships that benefit the Museum. An important part of the museum’s portfolio is designing and delivering curriculum based programming to local school districts; the director will be expected work with the education coordinator to continue and expand these offerings. Qualifications sought include: • An undergraduate degree in a related field is expected, graduate studies desirable. • A minimum of 8 years of related professional experience. Experience in a museum or related industry management role that demonstrates the ability to effectively execute the responsibilities of a not-for-profit chief executive is essential. • A level of business acumen that will assure the continued growth and financial viability of the Museum. • Well-developed communication skills. • Interpersonal skills that will support the mission and its interactions. • K-8 education experience would be attractive. • Display a passion for education programming that targets the Museum’s intended audience. • Possess the level of energy that a hands-on, entrepreneurial organization demands. • Candidates are required to pass a background check and drug test. Compensation: non-profit salary commensurate with experience. To apply: No phone calls, please. 
Send resume and letter of introduction to: Holly Cheeseman, President, Board of Trustees, 
Children's Museum of Southeastern Connecticut
, 409 Main Street, 
Niantic, CT 06357. Posted on: 01/20/2015

Program Director

Yarmouth Historical Society Yarmouth , ME
The Program Director is responsible for presenting programs for the Yarmouth History Center. Responsibilities also include development of new programs; assistance in developing and marketing promotional materials, outreach to local schools and organizations and working with the Executive Director in scheduling and promoting the Stonewall Gallery .A background in Education and/or History is preferable. This position is part time; 21 hours per week. No phones call please. Resumes will be accepted until February 15, 2015. Please send resume and cover letter to: Yarmouth Historical Society, P.O. Box 107, Yarmouth, ME 04096 or Posted on: 01/16/2015


Haggerty Museum of Art Milwaukee, WI
Opportunity for experienced museum administrator with solid curatorial background to direct innovative, interdisciplinary university art museum. Haggerty Museum, hub of visual arts at Marquette, is located in downtown Milwaukee (metropolitan population, 2M) on Lake Michigan 90 miles from Chicago, known for its “hip” art scene. Livable, friendly city with renowned museums, performing-arts organizations, and sports teams. Haggerty is model for cross-disciplinary faculty/student engagement. Museum Director sets artistic vision, oversees operations for continued success at healthy academic museum. With over $1M operating budget and potential to grow programmatically, Haggerty is celebrating 30th anniversary with $2.5-million capital campaign to enhance its 20,000 square-foot Modernist building. Visit: Permanent collection features Renaissance painting to international modern/contemporary art; strengths in works-on-paper and photographs: Position reports to a Vice Provost. Responsibilities: Oversee collections, exhibitions, programs; financial and personnel management; fundraising and community relations; work with university administrators, faculty, Friends group, donors, collectors, alumni. Qualifications: 5 years’ management experience (8-10 years preferred) at (preferably academic) art museum(s); curatorial experience; Master’s degree; broad knowledge of art, ability to elucidate art; track record of imaginative, cross-disciplinary exhibitions/programs; fundraising and collection-development experience. Details: Marquette has 11,700 students, 110,000 alumni; and 100-acre, 71-building campus. Visit: A Catholic, Jesuit university; Director should be comfortable with service-oriented mission and Jesuit traditions, but job is secular position with academic freedom—no hiring discrimination, including religion. To apply by 2/16/2015, see: Nominations welcome. Posted on: 01/14/2015

Assistant Director

Pettaquamscutt Historical Society Kingston, RI
The Assistant Director will work closely with the Executive Director to manage day-to-day operations of the Society and complete projects based on the organization’s goals, and foster history appreciation in a welcoming environment. This is year-round, part-time position (20 hours per week) including day-time hours on Thursday and Saturday. EXAMPLES OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES • Implement and manage a volunteer, docent and intern program; • Assist in the development of written policies and procedures for the Society; • Responsible for gift shop retail operations; • Supports the Society’s membership and fundraising program’ • Assists in managing the regular inspection and maintenance of Society properties; • Works with the Executive Director to plan and execute exhibits, programs and events; • Gives tours and staffs programs and events as necessary. • Some evening hours may be required for special events and programs. REQUIREMENTS • Minimum of two years of experience in a museum or comparable institution as an employee or volunteer, and knowledge of the principles and practices of collections management. • Strong computer skills, including working with databases, oral communication, and writing skills required. • Must present a neat, professional appearance, and strong customer service skills. • Self-starter with excellent time management, organizational skills, a accountability, creativity, independent judgment, collaborative working style, can-do attitude and positive outlook. Competitive hourly pay rate. Application deadline: February 13, 2015, or until filled. Qualified applicants, please submit letter describing your interest in the position and related skills and experience, a résumé, and references to Executive Director, Pettaquamscutt Historical Society, at NO walk-ins or phone calls accepted. EEOC. Posted on: 01/14/2015

Director and Chief Curator - Mead Art Museum

Mead Art Museum Amherst, MA
Mead Art Museum at Amherst College is seeking an energetic and entrepreneurial Director and Chief Curator with a solid art history background and a passion for art and for working with college students with diverse interests and backgrounds. S/he must be able to articulate a strategic vision for the Museum and must possess strong skills in fundraising, management and exhibition and program development. At Amherst, the Mead serves as a laboratory for interdisciplinary research and innovative teaching involving original works of art. The 19,000 objects in the Mead’s fine collection represent a wide range of historical periods, national schools, and artistic media. Additional information about Mead Art Museum, including a complete schedule of exhibitions and events, is available on the Museum’s web site: Full job profile may be viewed at Interested candidates should submit cover letter expressing interest in the position, outlining relevant experience; a complete curriculum vitae of education, employment, honors, awards, exhibitions, and publications; the names/contact information of three professional references. Send materials to: Linda Sweet, Partner, Management Consultants for the Arts, via email to Posted on: 01/13/2015

Danforth Art Executive Director

Danforth Art Framingham, MA
Danforth Art in Framingham, Massachusetts, is seeking an executive director to lead this highly regarded cultural and educational resource to new levels of growth. A capital campaign and move to a new home on historic Framingham Centre Common are planned. Established 40 years ago by a local group of educators, business people, artists and art lovers, the Danforth, a museum and school, provides vibrant exhibits and educational experiences in the visual arts. Danforth Art engages the public through its 3500-piece collection of American art, changing exhibits of contemporary artists, 500 classes and workshops for children and adults in the School, and a variety of community outreach programs. The Danforth operates with an annual budget of $1.5 million budget, 30 Board members, and 14 full-time and 6-7 part-time employees, plus approximately 40 art teachers. At least 7 years senior level experience within a visual arts organization is required; advanced degree in a relevant field is strongly preferred. Demonstrated success in donor cultivation and solicitation with previous capital campaign experience is preferred, as is previous experience with facility renovation and relocation. Must have vision and leadership skills, deep familiarity with the visual arts and living artists, programmatic creativity, financial acumen and enthusiasm for leading Danforth Art to new levels of growth. Address inquiries and recommendations in confidence, to the retained search consultants (e-mails preferred). Freda Mindlin or Ruth Loomis, Opportunity Resources Inc., 196 East 75th Street, Suite 14H, New York, NY 10021; (212) 744-4409;; More info about Danforth: Posted on: 01/09/2015

Director of Collections & Education, Chief Curator

Connecticut Historical Society Hartford, CT
The Director of Collections & Education is the organization’s chief curator. The position shapes, cares for, provides access to, and helps people use and learn from CHS’s most valuable asset, its collections. This is accomplished by building and leading a team that will (1) identify compelling and relevant stories that help the citizens of Connecticut contextualize and understand their unique world, (2) work with other historical organizations across the state to build and shape collections that document these stories, and (3) develop products, programs and services that build awareness and promote the use of the collection with an end of understanding, learning, and appreciation for the discipline of history. For a full position description and details on how to apply visit: Posted on: 01/08/2015

Executive Director

Sudbury Historical Society, Inc Sudbury, MA
The Sudbury Historical Society, located in Sudbury Massachusetts, intends to hire an Executive Director and invites interested and qualified candidates to apply. The position is full time, with flexible hours and with no benefits. A major role of the Executive Director will be to manage the initiative for a new History Center/Museum while supervising the administration of the Society which has operated for many years with part-time volunteers. The successful candidate will have an undergraduate degree in a subject area relevant to the management of a public facility such as a museum. Ideally the candidate will have had postgraduate study more specific to museums and their technology. However an overarching consideration will be the ability of the candidate to demonstrate an understanding of the issues, challenges and complexities of this undertaking and to project his/her potential contributions. The ongoing operations of the Society will be maintained and the candidate will need to demonstrate an understanding of issues in managing daily operations while working towards the establishment of a History Center/Museum. Financing and fundraising underlies these activities and the candidate will need to have an understanding of these elements and ideally solid experience. To apply email your resume and cover letter to Any questions may also be sent to this address. There is access to the full Job Description at which is also the Society’s website. Applications will be accepted until February 5. Posted on: 01/05/2015

Executive Director

The Woodman Museum Dover, NH
The Woodman Museum – an eclectic local history, natural science and decorative arts museum housed in four historic buildings in Dover, NH – is seeking an innovative leader to serve as its first Executive Director. Opened in 1916 the Museum is supported by a $1.2 Million endowment left by founder Annie Woodman and has been managed by a part time Curator in partnership with the Board of Trustees. The Board adopted a new strategic plan in 2014, laying out goals for the Museum’s second century including financial sustainability, increased relevance and audience growth. The Woodman is seeking a leader with vision, demonstrated public relations skills, and expertise in strengthening the funding model of the organization to develop and implement the plan to achieve these goals. The ED will be responsible for community relations and audience development, fundraising, long range planning, board relations, operations, financial and program management. QUALIFICATIONS: The Executive Director will be skilled at building interpersonal relationships, motivating others, and working with diverse stakeholders; be entrepreneurial with enthusiasm for new ideas and a willingness to look for original solutions; demonstrated experienced with public speaking and writing; the ability to effectively engage the community and build public support; and the ability to work independently. The ideal candidate will have experience in nonprofit management, an entrepreneurial venture and/or small business management. For a full description go to: Posted on: 12/29/2014

Executive Director

Mystic Arts Center Mystic, CT
Mystic Arts Center, Mystic, Connecticut, is seeking a dynamic and innovative individual to act as Executive Director. Mystic Arts Center (MAC) is a 100+ year non-profit arts organization in downtown Mystic whose mission is to foster the creation, appreciation and enjoyment of the arts for the broad public. In order to fulfill our mission we operate and maintain 4,000 feet of gallery space for exhibitions and 3,000 feet of studio space for our education programs. MAC also works to preserve our artistic heritage by acting as stewards of a modest collection of works by early Mystic artists. The ED’s role is to develop and oversee operations, and provide leadership for all aspects of the Mystic Arts Center including: finance, development, exhibitions, new gallery space in adjacent building, permanent collection, education, outreach programs, collaborative events, marketing, legal/regulatory requirements, board relations, board development, strategic planning, and maintenance of building and grounds. The successful candidate must have prior experience in non-profit management with a strong finance and business background. Experience should include budget creation, personnel management and fundraising; must possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and have a strong ability to write and speak about the mission. The ED reports monthly to an active 14 member Board. Together they work on long and short term goals. Please submit a cover letter, resume, salary requirements and 3 references to Executive Director Search Committee at: Posted on: 12/22/2014

Director of Finance

deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum Lincoln, MA
The Director of Finance provides the Museum Director and the Museum’s Board of Trustees with accurate and timely financial data necessary for budgetary and financial decisions. S/he is responsible for the efficient and timely performance of all accounting and financial processes to manage the financial infrastructure of the organization. The Director of Finance ensures Museum compliance with all applicable financial and legal standards by utilizing and implementing best practices; reports to the Director and is a part of the senior management team; and assists and advises managers and staff about Finance issues at deCordova while providing a high standard of internal customer service. This position manages a staff of two. Visit for the complete position description. Posted on: 12/18/2014

Director, Thorne-Sagendorph Art Gallery

Keene State College Keene, NH
Keene State College seeks a dynamic Director to bring artistic vision, leadership, and administrative experience to the Thorne-Sagendorph Art Gallery, beginning July 1, 2015. The Thorne-Sagendorph Art Gallery serves both the college and the community, operating in an area of New Hampshire rich in artists, nonprofit art centers and art venues. The Director is responsible for crafting a year-round schedule of exhibitions that are challenging, innovative, and socially relevant, including originally curated exhibitions, student and faculty exhibitions, and exhibitions utilizing the gallery’s permanent collection. Reporting to the Dean of Arts and Humanities, the Director must be an engaging leader, capable of building relationships with a wide range of constituents including students, faculty, staff, community members, and donors. The gallery celebrates its fiftieth anniversary in 2015-16, and the Director will play a central role in related exhibits, programming and community engagement. We are committed to diversity and multiculturalism, and strongly encourage individuals to apply who will contribute to the College’s ongoing efforts to provide opportunities to help students become responsible global citizens. Application: Apply online at: View complete expanded position description, responsibilities, and qualifications at Keene State College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and is engaged in an effort to build a community that reflects the diversity of society. The College prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status. Posted on: 12/15/2014

Museum Director

Battleship Cove Fall River, MA
The Marine Museum at Fall River seeks an experienced and enthusiastic museum professional to run the day to day management of this newly revitalized museum on Fall River’s Waterfront. In an exciting development, the Marine Museum is combining with Battleship Cove, the largest collection of preserved US Navy ships in the world, and a major presence on the waterfront of Fall River. Together the organizations will be able to tell an incredibly wide-ranging maritime story. The Director will develop strategy and systems to integrate the Marine Museum with Battleship Cove and move them forward within this new structure. The Director will be an important member of the Battleship Cove management team and contributor to the development of future plans and vision for Battleship Cove. Reporting to the Executive Director, Battleship Cove, the Director of the Marine Museum will be responsible for all aspects of operations including budgeting and financial controls, programming and exhibition development. Organizing the collections and research service is an essential part of the job. The Director will be responsible for managing two temporary staff as well as the group of support volunteers. The person in post must be highly organized and have excellent communication skills in writing and verbally. Experience of recruiting, organizing and managing volunteers as well as working in a multi-tasking museum/heritage environment is essential. Applicants should be able to demonstrate a proven track record and success in grant writing and fundraising. Knowledge and an interest in maritime history and the Fall River Line desirable. Prospective applicants should contact Battleship Cove for an application and return the completed form with covering letter stating salary requirements to: ATTN: Sue Couitt Battleship Cove 5 Water Street Fall River MA 02721 For application info call 508 678 1100 ext 102 Email: Posted on: 12/03/2014


Polly And Mark Addison Curator Of Modern & Contemporary Art

Denver Art Museum Denver, CO
Denver Art Museum (DAM) seeks a dynamic, ambitious, experienced curator with management experience to direct the Modern & Contemporary Art Department (6 staff) at a major AAMD art museum. Curator will generate world-class exhibitions plus smaller shows and projects; explore new ways of engaging audiences; acquire works by internationally renowned and rising artists; create biennial collection rotations; and develop living-artist installations, all in the dramatic 2006 Hamilton Building by architect Daniel Libeskind. REQUIRED: M.A.; expertise in international contemporary art since 1980 plus knowledge of 20th-century art; desire to reach broad audiences including families with children; experience working with patrons and collectors; ability to work collaboratively. For job details and how to apply by 2/19/2015, visit: Nominations, inquiries welcome to: With 250 staff, $26M operating budget, DAM is one of 15 largest museums in AAMD. Denver is fast-growing city attracting many young professionals, with metro-area of over 2.7 million. Yet it remains livable, friendly. Enjoy Rocky Mountain ski slopes along with major museums, 5 arts districts with galleries and studio buildings, four major sports teams, and a variety of neighborhoods. Ski near Boulder, or at Aspen or Vail. Temperate climate boasts 300 days of sunshine per year. Visit: and: Posted on: 01/21/2015

Curator of Asian Art

Denver Art Museum Denver, CO
DENVER ART MUSEUM seeks energetic, entrepreneurial curator with experience, expertise to develop exhibitions, run small department, oversee/reinstall DAM’s distinguished Asian collection -- one of top 20 in US. Opportunity for dynamic, ambitious, experienced curator to work at major AAMD art museum in Rocky Mountain West. Specialty in Chinese art preferred; broad expertise essential for collection covering vast regions/historical eras. Enjoy working with donors and collectors, reaching broad audiences, including families. DENVER metro-area is over 2.7 million. Enjoy skiing, museums, galleries, performing arts, professional sports. See: For job details and how to apply, see: QUALIFICATIONS. • MA; 5+ years’ curatorial experience; record of exhibitions and publications; • Experience with collection installations and acquisitions; • Proficient in Asian language, Chinese preferred; • Team player, collaborative; • Ambitious to serve broad audiences, not just cognoscenti; • Ability to work with donors and collectors; fundraising, public-speaking abilities; • International network. NOMINATIONS, INQUIRIES WELCOME to APPLY BY 2/19/2015 to Marilyn Hoffman, Museum Search & Reference: EOE. DAM, with $26M budget, is one of 15 largest in AAMD. Daniel Libeskind’s 2006 Hamilton Building joins Gio Ponti’s 1971 North Building. Collection: 70,000 works, internationally known. Visit: Asian Art Collection extends from ancient to today; includes China, India, Japan, Korea, Southeast Asia, Southwest Asia, Central Asia, Arabian peninsula, Iran. Donations have included large collections, plus pioneering Logan Collection of contemporary Chinese artists. See: and Posted on: 01/20/2015

VP, Collections and Programs

The Mariners' Museum Newport News, VA
Founded in 1930 by Archer Milton Huntington, The Mariners’ Museum, designated by Congress as “America's National Maritime Museum”, sits in an urban oasis – the 550 acre park is now home to the 167-acre Lake Maury and the Noland Trail – a five-mile shoreline trail with fourteen bridges. Within the Museum we have 90,000 square feet of exhibition galleries, including the prestigious International Small Craft Center, and the award-winning USS Monitor Center. The Vice President of Collections and Programs is a key member of the Museum’s senior leadership team and is responsible to assist in fulfilling the Mission, Vision and Guiding Principles of The Mariners’ Museum by increasing attendance, public awareness, and popular appeal of the Museum’s collections through exhibitions, education and outreach programs, online and print publications, and other interpretive methods while supporting and enhancing revenue-generating capabilities and maintaining fiscal responsibility for the Museum Collections and Programs division. The Vice President of Collections and Programs is responsible for the administrative and managerial oversight of a staff of twenty-four, including the Chief Curator, Director, Photographic Services, Licensing, & Publications, the Director of Collections Management, the Director of Exhibits, the Chief Conservator, and the Director of the USS Monitor Center. Apply at Posted on: 01/20/2015

Collections Specialist

Culinary Arts Museum at Johnson & Wales University Providence, RI
The Culinary Arts Museum at Johnson & Wales University seeks a collections specialist to join the team at our teaching museum. Specific responsibilities include maintaining the documentation and records related to museum collections, in addition to aiding with collections processing, handling, storage and access. The specialist reports to the director/curator and works closely with the collections manager. The successful candidate will have a bachelor’s degree, preferably in museum studies, history, library science, or a related field of study; experience in cataloging, archiving, or related administrative tasks in a museum, historical society, or library; proficiency in MS Word and Excel; and the ability to work Tuesdays through Saturdays, with occasional evening hours. Experience using PastPerfect software is preferred. This is a full-time position. The Culinary Arts Museum informs the JWU community and the public at-large about issues concerning the world of food in story-based exhibitions that are timely and relevant. The CAM is a teaching museum that preserves and interprets culinary and hospitality heritage, a major focus of the university, to encourage academic success and public enjoyment. APPLY ONLINE via the JWU website: Requisition number 3144 Johnson & Wales University is an equal opportunity employer. Posted on: 01/15/2015


Adirondack Museum Blue Mountain Lake, NY
Job Description The Adirondack Museum (AM) in Blue Mountain Lake, NY 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 and 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. Job Requirements Candidates must have a Master’s Degree in Museum Studies. Thorough knowledge of American history, history of technology, and familiarity with maritime history and material culture is preferred. 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, work on multiple projects and deadlines, and have the ability to work under pressure. Send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to: Adirondack Museum Attn: Colleen Sage, Human Resources Mgr. PO Box 99, Blue Mt. Lake, NY 12812 EOE Posted on: 01/14/2015

Curatorial Research Fellow

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Boston, MA
The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston seeks applicants specializing in Renaissance art and/or art around 1900, for a post-doctoral fellowship beginning in March 2015. Available to outstanding scholars considering a curatorial career in art museums, this 12-month fellowship will provide curatorial experience while also supporting scholarly research, publication, and digital initiatives underway at the museum. The position has a competitive salary with employee benefits. To apply and for more information, visit: Posted on: 01/13/2015


Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology Bristol, RI
The Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology seeks a Registrar with leadership skills interested in participating in the life of an academic museum. Specific responsibilities include overseeing the cataloging of the museum's collections; maintaining the Museum's collections database and records; coordinating collections management activities; arranging loans and transfers; assisting with risk management strategies. Research, publication, and exhibition assistance are encouraged. The Registrar reports to the Deputy Director/Chief Curator and works closely with staff in other departments. Salary range is $40-45K depending upon experience. The successful candidate will have a degree in Anthropology, Anthropological Archaeology, or Museum Studies (with a background in Anthropology or Archaeology). 2-4 years relevant experience in museum collections management, familiarity with international and national museums, contacts with other museum colleagues, and knowledge of museum database management systems (Argus and/or Museum Plus preferred), Word, Excel, Photoshop, and PowerPoint essential. The Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology, one of America's leading university-based anthropology museums, holds more than 1,000,000 ethnographic objects, archaeological specimens, and images, with particular strengths in the Americas, Africa, and Southeast Asia. The Museum inspires critical thinking about culture to increase our understanding of the material world. It provides opportunities for faculty and students to work with collections and the public in classrooms, in our on-campus gallery, and at our Collections Research Center in Bristol, RI. APPLY ONLINE AT: Include cover letter and resume for full consideration. Review of applications begins March 1. Brown University is an equal opportunity, equal access employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce. Posted on: 01/09/2015

Gallery Curator

3S Artspace Portsmouth, NH
3S Artspace is hiring a Gallery Curator This is a unique opportunity to join a growing organization with a fast-paced convivial work environment in downtown Portsmouth, NH. The Gallery Curator is responsible for producing exhibitions and ancillary events for the gallery at 3S Artspace while ensuring that the focus of exhibitions and events reflect and enhance the mission and vision of the organization and that contemporary standards are applied to the production of temporary exhibitions. This is a key role on the leadership team and will juggle several 'positions' within the gallery simultaneously: staff management, finance, instruction, and programming with oversight for 8-12 exhibitions per year as well as their ancillary educational programs and events, administration, and instruction. Critical to success in this role is oversight of grant research and application, administration (general production, coordination of advertising and, promotion, installation, hiring of guest contributors), education, and liaison with other cultural institutions on collaborative projects. The successful candidate will possess the following: • 3 years recognized curatorial experience • Strong knowledge of the international contemporary art world with an extensive network of artists and colleagues • In-depth knowledge and enthusiasm for contemporary visual art, artists, public works, and exhibitions Interested candidates can submit cover letter and resume to Chris Greiner, Executive Director at No phone inquiries please. Thank you in advance for your interest in 3S Artspace. Due to the volume of applicants, only candidates who will be invited to interview will be contacted. Position is open until filled. Posted on: 12/29/2014

Development and Marketing

Annual Fund Operations Manager

The Trustees of Reservations Boston/Beverly, MA
The Annual Fund Operations Manager is a key member of the Annual Giving team of The Trustees of Reservations, helping execute a comprehensive annual strategy to increase unrestricted philanthropy. Reports to Director of Annual Giving; manages day-to-day operations of a $3 million annual fund; provides key support for programmatic and fundraising activities, including volunteer recruitment/management, events, marketing, and external communications to donors; assists with gift solicitations, including creation of proposals and stewardship activities. Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree; Masters’ Degree preferred; 2+ years of direct fundraising experience; experience in direct mail management and/or annual giving programs preferred; database experience required, Raiser’s Edge strongly preferred. The role will be split between Boston office at 200 High Street and development office in Beverly, MA; requires travel within Massachusetts and occasional night/weekend work. To apply, please submit resume, cover letter, and salary requirements electronically to: Marieke Van Damme, Director of Annual Giving, AA/EOE Posted on: 01/20/2015

Membership Coordinator

Connecticut Science Center Hartford, CT
Serving more than 325,000 adults and children each year, the Connecticut Science Center is the state’s premier destination for informal science learning, a top tourist attraction, a hub for teacher training, and one of the state’s foremost resources for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). The organization’s Membership function resides in the Advancement Department, which also includes Marketing and Development. The Membership Coordinator is responsible for implementing strategies to increase the Science Center’s membership base. This position also is the primary point of contact for the organization’s 4,400+ member households, ensuring that they have a positive, engaging, value-added experience with the Science Center throughout the year. In addition to being committed to providing superior customer service, the Membership Coordinator must be driven to achieve aggressive sales goals, and want to contribute to a dedicated team of professionals. For the full job description, please go to Posted on: 01/16/2015

Director, Marketing

Old Sturbridge Village seeks a Director of Marketing to develop and implement communication goals, strategies, message platforms and tactics that support OSV’s business goals, objectives and priorities. Working with the VP Advancement and Marketing, the successful candidate should have proven success in developing, pitching and executing an annual public relations strategy that targets national, regional and local digital, broadcast and print media, that drives earned income; developing positive and productive relationships with journalists, travel writers and other key external stakeholders; managing the development and dissemination of external communication materials; crafting content and copy for digital and print for websites, e-news, online promotions, newsletters, seasonal event/program catalogs and other collateral; managing and overseeing member and donor communications including a seasonal programming/special events catalog. Bachelor's degree in communications, journalism or marketing preferred (advanced degree a plus); 8+ years of communications and public relations experience required, preferably at a museum or tourism destination; Demonstrated success in pitching and securing national and local media coverage – an understanding of Massachusetts media landscape preferred. Must be a passionate advocate and user of social media and online communities with highly effective oral, written and editing skills and expertise in high-impact messaging; and a hands-on, roll-up-your-sleeves individual – willingness to do whatever it takes to get the job accomplished. Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to EOE. Posted on: 01/15/2015

Deputy Director for External Affairs

deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum Lincoln, MA
DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum seeks a dynamic, knowledgeable, and highly-motivated leader for the position of Deputy Director for External Affairs (DDEA). Reporting to the newly appointed Museum Director, the DDEA serves as the chief development officer for the institution and is an integral member of the senior leadership team, charged with the strategic growth of philanthropy and the visibility of deCordova in support of the organization’s mission. The DDEA will continue to build deCordova’s culture of philanthropy through effective communications, operations, goal-setting, and organizational alignment. For the complete position description and key responsibilities, visit deCordova’s website: AA/EOE Posted on: 01/13/2015

Vice President of Advancement

Historic New England Haverhill, MA
Founded in 1910, Historic New England is the oldest and largest regional heritage organization in the nation and is focused on acquiring, caring for, and interpreting for the public unparalleled collections of New England buildings, landscapes, artifacts and documents while providing community engagement and educational programs. Historic New England seeks a Vice President for Advancement to join the senior management team, provide strategic leadership and vision for the organization and prepare for an future campaign. Reporting to President/CEO Carl R. Nold and with a distinguished Board of Trustees, the VPA will lead a staff of ten and identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward current and new major donors across all six New England states and beyond. Ideal candidates will possess an appreciation for the mission and an understanding of a broad spectrum of fundraising activities. Please see for a full position announcement. Resumes may be sent to Posted on: 01/08/2015

Development Officer

Provincetown Art Association and Museum Provincetown, MA
About the Position The Development Officer will report to the Executive Director and will have responsibility for supporting the fundraising efforts of PAAM as they relate to individual major gifts, legacy gifts, corporate and foundation giving, annual giving, development operations, and development communications. The Development Officer will be responsible for supporting major gift activity, preparing proposals and grants, executing email and direct mail appeals, conducting prospect research, entering data in the SAGE database, producing development reports, and assisting in the successful planning and effective implementation of special events, including donor driven cultivation events. Further, the Development Officer will be responsible for e-newsletters and other communication with a strong donor intent. Qualifications • Bachelor’s degree and ability to perform in fast-paced work environment. • 5+ years experience in a non-profit fundraising setting, preferably with an arts organization. • Demonstrated ability to prioritize and coordinate multiple projects. • Ability to manage very confidential information with impeccable discretion. • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, communication and customer service skills. • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with strong attention to detail. • Ability to develop and manage budgets and prepare financial reports. • Computer literacy, with experience with fundraising databases preferred. • Ability to take direction, work independently as well as to be a member of a team, set and maintain priorities, balance demands of multiple tasks, and meet deadlines. To apply, please email cover letter and resume in confidence to: Chris McCarthy Executive Director Provincetown Art Association and Museum Posted on: 01/05/2015

Development Operations Officer

Portland Museum of Art Portland, ME
The Portland Museum of Art (PMA) is searching for a Development Operations Officer to work under the general supervision of the Membership Manager to provide administration and management for the constituent database along with the leadership to transition it from a primarily transactional database to a relational one. Working cross-departmentally, also develops and oversees systems to ensure accurate and accessible data entry and reporting in order to strengthen the museum’s fundraising and constituent-relationship infrastructure, while identifying opportunities to improve operational efficiency and achieve institutional objectives. 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. The museum brings it all to life with unparalleled programming. From special member-only events, free school tours, and a commitment to family activities, to PMA Movies, curator talks, and exclusive tours of the Winslow Homer Studio—it’s all happening at the PMA. For position description listing responsibilities, qualifications, and application instructions, please visit . E.O.E. Posted on: 12/16/2014

Development Coordinator

Stonington Historical Society Stonington, CT
The Stonington Historical Society seeks a development coordinator to be responsible for planning and implementing fundraising and other initiatives, including special events, membership and annual appeal. The development coordinator maintains donor data and manages appeals, gift entry and tracking, acknowledgements, queries, reports, and financial reconciliations. Working closely with the Executive Director, Business Manager, President, and Board, he/she will help define and fulfill annual goals for each initiative. Will also coordinate external rentals of the museums, gift shop management, ad solicitation, as well as website updates, calendar of events, press releases, and email blasts. Essential skills include excellent oral and written communication; fluency in Microsoft office and database systems, with a familiarity with Pastperfect and Adobe InDesign a plus. Flexibility in work schedule essential. This is a part-time hourly position with potential for advancement. To apply, please email letter of interest, short resume, and three reference contacts to: att. Elizabeth Wood, Director of Development, Stonington Historical Society, Stonington, CT. Please use the following Subject Line: Development Coordinator Posted on: 12/10/2014

Director of Development

Maine Maritime Museum Bath, ME
Director of Development, Maine Maritime Museum Maine Maritime Museum, an internationally recognized cultural institution located on the Kennebec River in Bath seeks a Director of Development who will play a key role in the leadership team and help the museum continue to grow and excel. The Director of Development is responsible for the strategic development plan and oversees all aspects of the Museum's fund raising activities to meet annual financial objectives. With assistance from a full-time development associate and additional administrative and marketing support, the Director of Development reports to the Executive Director and works closely with the board to ensure the museum raises the funds necessary to fulfill its mission. The successful candidate will have strong written and verbal communication abilities, project management skills, the ability to work successfully with a variety of people and be comfortable working in the full range of development areas including: donor stewardship, cultivation, and solicitation; proposal and grant writing; corporate support; major gifts and planned giving; special events and community relations. For detailed job description, please visit the website: Posted on: 12/10/2014


Founding Principal

Old Sturbridge Village – New England’s largest and one of the nation’s most premier living history museum – is seeking a driven, dynamic and experienced leader to serve as the Founding Principal of the to-be-established elementary charter school on the Village’s campus. The Principal will be responsible for writing, submitting and gaining approval of the charter school application; designing and executing the academic model; recruiting, selecting and managing faculty; and building strong community partnerships. As an instructional leader, the Principal will drive outstanding student outcomes by developing and implementing a shared vision for excellence in teaching and learning. As a member of the museum’s senior leadership, the successful candidate will work collaboratively to create an innovative, best in class educational experience that leverages Old Sturbridge Village’s campus, programs and other assets. Only those with a deep passion for the mission of Old Sturbridge Village and highly qualified to found and lead an exemplary, innovative elementary school need apply. Qualifications • Master’s degree and valid Principal license in Massachusetts • Minimum five years’ teaching experience including knowledge of curriculum, instructional practice, student learning styles, and student assessments • Three years’ of school administrative experience with staff management including the hiring, evaluation, and development of teaching faculty, preferably in a Title I school • Administrative skills, including organizational, operational, and fiscal experience • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal skills • Proven ability to prioritize, balance, and complete complex projects in the face of competing deadlines • Acute attention to detail and project completion • Sense of humor! Please apply at EOE Posted on: 01/22/2015

Museum Educator (Grant Funded)

Art Gallery, University of Saint Joseph West Hartford, CT
The Art Gallery, the fine art museum of the University of Saint Joseph, seeks a creative and experienced educator to develop and deliver interpretive programming for intergenerational and multicultural audiences. The educator will work collaboratively with staff and outside consultants to create interpretive strategy for a special exhibition of U.S. and Latin American 20th-century art. S/he will design and deliver educational programs for university, adult, and preK-12 audiences, produce a variety of associated print and online materials, and conduct program assessment. This is a temporary, part-time (14-16 hrs/wk) position that may be expanded if grant funding is secured. RESPONSIBILITIES: • Knowledge of art history (especially U.S., Latin American, and European 20th century) as well as best practices in the field of museum interpretation • Ability to innovate and use new modes of engaging visitors • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and teaching skills • Excellent research, writing and editing skills • Excellent organizational skills, follow-through, and attention to detail • Competence with basic software applications required; familiarity with new technologies, especially audio and mobile guides is desirable • Knowledge of current and emerging curriculum standards • Ability to conduct outreach to teachers and community organizations and deliver some programs off-site. • Bilingual fluency (English/Spanish) is highly desirable QUALIFICATIONS: • M.A. strongly preferred in art history, museum studies, education, or a related field • 3-5 years of experience teaching in museums or other informal learning environments • Demonstrated program management experience Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. To apply, email cover letter, resume, salary requirements and the names, addresses and telephone numbers of three professional references to Posted on: 01/20/2015

Educator- STEM Program Manager

Boston Children's Museum Boston, MA
The Educator-STEM Program Manager enhances the visitor experience by developing and leading interactive experiences, including public programs and special events, with a focus on STEM education. Qualifications: • BA/BS in relevant field required • Background in Science, Technology, Engineering/Design, Math, Museum Studies, or Science Education; minimum 2 years experience developing and delivering STEM experiences to children ages 0-8 in formal and informal settings. • Excellent communication skills. Comfortable presenting to large groups. • Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to work with multicultural, intergenerational audiences in an enthusiastic and professional manner. • Experience with live animal care • Bilingual or fluency in Spanish, Chinese, or other language desirable. Schedule: Tuesday-Saturday, 9-5pm To apply: Please email resume & cover letter to Posted on: 01/20/2015

Summer Day Camp Director

Museum of American Bird Art at Mass Audubon Canton, MA
The Museum of American Bird Art (MABA) is seeking an experienced and skilled leader to direct our Wild at Art! summer day camp, providing a safe, fun camp experience and stimulating each camper’s creativity, sense of wonder and understanding of the natural world.Qualifications:Candidate must be at least 25 years old, and hold, at minimum, a bachelor’s degree, preferably in art, natural science, or education. Experience should include at least 2 seasons of administrative or supervisory experience in camp, or equivalent;Requires excellent communication, supervisory and management skills with children and adults, a love of art and nature, ability to work as a team member;Must possess a valid driver’s license;Current minimum certification in Community First Aid and Community CPR; Successful candidates must pass a background records check (CORI, SORI and driver’s).Compensation and Benefit: Rate of Pay: This position has competitive pay for a camp leadership position. Additional Comments:This is a 40 hour/week position while camp is in session (expected to be June 29-August 7). The director will work on a part time basis to prepare for camp, beginning as early as February, and for one week after camp closes for wrap-up and evaluation. Pre- and post-camp schedule may be adjusted depending on candidate’s schedule. Please note: In the past, this position has been combined with the Education Coordinator position, and potentially that could be done again.Training may include attending an American Camp Association professional development workshop. To Apply: Please send (email preferred) your resume and cover letter to:Amy Montague – Director,, Museum of American Bird Art, 963 Washington St, Canton, MA 02021. Posted on: 01/15/2015

Education Coordinator II

Museum of American Bird Art at Mass Audubon Canton, MA
The Museum of American Bird Art in Canton, MA is seeking an experienced and skilled educational leader to focus on growing our school and children’s group programs. Responsibilities: Conceive, plan and implement meaningful education programs for school children and children’s groups, serving as part of a team to improve, market and grow the education opportunities at the Museum of American Bird Art. Increase the numbers of programs delivered and associated revenue. Design and deliver programs keyed to state curriculum frameworks that expand observational skills through encounters with original art in our exhibitions and collections and with the plants and wildlife on our 121-acre sanctuary. Assess the needs of teachers and other program clients and design and revise programs accordingly. Work with the grant writer to develop grant proposals. Hire and oversee teachers for occasional work. Qualifications: Position requires a minimum of a bachelor’s degree, a strong background in teaching and education theory, as well as knowledge and experience in art and/or natural history. Experience working with school systems and an entrepreneurial bent are highly desired. Strong interpersonal skills, budget management skills, ability to work as a team member. Solid Microsoft Office skills (Word, Excel, Outlook) and comfortable with editing and other software programs. Valid driver’s license. Successful candidates must pass a background records check (CORI, SORI and driver’s). Compensation and Benefits: Salary: $17,677 - $19,861/yr based on 20 hours per week. Full benefits package prorated for 20 hrs/week. Additional Comments: This is a 20 hour per week position, but we expect it to grow as programming expands. Please note: In the past this position has been combined with the Summer Day Camp Director position, and potentially that could be done again. To Apply: Please send (email preferred) your resume and cover letter to:Amy Montague – Director,, Museum of American Bird Art, 963 Washington St, Canton, MA 02021. Posted on: 01/15/2015

Manager, Education and Interpretation

Lexington Historical Society Lexington, MA
The Manager oversees the content and staffing of the interpretive programs at the Society’s three Revolutionary-era historic sites- Buckman Tavern, the Hancock-Clarke House, and Munroe Tavern – as well as the Society’s education and group tour programs. This is a full-time, year-round position reporting to the Executive Director and working closely with the Society’s active Interpretation Committee. The Manager is responsible for staff and volunteer recruitment, training, scheduling, and evaluation as well as marketing of the sites and interpretive content. Candidates should have experience conducting education programs, an interest in the history of the Colonial and Revolutionary War eras, and an entrepreneurial spirit to support the Society’s growth. Salary $32,000, three weeks paid vacation, no other benefits. Applicants should forward a resume and a brief expression of interest to by February 6. Posted on: 01/13/2015

Docent and Tour Programs Manager

Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art Hartford, CT
Docent Program  Provide and supervise training program for active Docent Council with approximately 100 volunteers. Coordinate, present and prepare content and teaching resources on the permanent collection and special exhibitions. Work continually with docents to improve touring and teaching skills and cultivate expertise in all collection and audience areas. Coordinate docent appreciation and recognition. Tours  Assist with the development of resource and interpretive materials designed for school and teacher audiences to ensure integration of state standards in all prek-12 tour programs. Oversee the production of tour preparation materials for teachers, including web-based materials. Administration  Assist with grant writing and reporting and monitors program budgets. • Prepare monthly and annual reports detailing activities.  Work with marketing and public relations to develop program promotion in print and online.  Serve on various museum-wide staff committees as appropriate. Skills, Knowledge and Abilities  Strong knowledge of museum education theory and practice as well as art history.  Experience developing and implementing training programs.  Skilled gallery teacher with excellent public speaking skills. Dedication to interactive and interdisciplinary teaching.  Evening and weekend hours required as necessary. Qualifications  Bachelor’s degree (Master’s preferred) in art history, museum education, art education or related field.  3 - 5 years of experience teaching in museums or other informal educational settings. To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to For additional details please visit our website at Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Deadline for Submissions: 2/16/15 Posted on: 01/13/2015

Museum Educator

Mystic Seaport Museum Mystic, CT
Use the resources of Mystic Seaport to share stories of America and the sea with audiences of all ages and learning styles. Facilitate interactive, hands-on, engaging, and inspirational learning for school and other groups pertaining to the Museum. This position is a regular, part-time role which is highly seasonal, with the busiest season in April-June and the second busiest season in September-November. In the busy season hours can vary from 5-30 hours per week. During the winter there are little to no hours, with the exception of training and occasional in-school programs. In summer there are only a small amount of programs, with the potential of working in our summer day camp programs if appropriate. Required Qualifications: • Experience working with children and youth in formal or informal settings • Ability to engage students in a dynamic and energetic manner • Ability to work effectively and enthusiastically with diverse audiences, including children, families and school groups, in an array of learning environments • Self-directed learning, ability to retain learned information, and use of knowledge to engage audiences of all ages and learning styles • Excellent customer service and communication skills • College level training is required • Background in maritime history, museum experience and/or teaching experience is preferred • Willingness to work a highly flexible schedule corresponding to the needs of the Museum To Apply: Please submit a Mystic Seaport application (found at, resume, and cover letter to OR to Mystic Seaport PO Box 6000 Mystic, CT 06355 Attn: Human Resources. Deadline is 2/9/15. An EOE. Posted on: 01/12/2015

Assistant Manager of Community Sailing

Mystic Seaport Museum Mystic, CT
This is a full-time position responsible for the planning and implementation of the Community Sailing program. This person the “public face” of the program and therefore must be engaging, dynamic, and be good at teaching both children and adults. Responsibilities include teaching classes for youth and adults in the spring, summer, and fall; hosting regattas; hiring and mentoring seasonal sailing instructors; and winter maintenance and marketing of the program. The Community Sailing program teaches all ages beginner and intermediate classes using JY15 sailboats. Required Qualifications: • Hold a current US Sailing Level 1 Small Boat Instructor certification at a minimum • Hold current Red Cross and CPR certification • Have experience teaching sailing to children, youth and families; have the ability to engage students in a dynamic and energetic manner • Demonstrate caring and respectful attitude towards children, youth, and families • Must have a passion for sailing and working with kids • Must have a positive, enthusiastic and flexible attitude • Must possess strong problem solving skills and an ability to adapt to changing program needs depending on weather, number of students, number of boats, etc. • Have excellent customer service and communication skills • Possess and reflect a polished professional demeanor in a variety of situations • Have a willingness to work a highly flexible schedule corresponding to the needs of the Museum To Apply: Please submit a Mystic Seaport application (found at, resume, and cover letter to OR to Mystic Seaport PO Box 6000 Mystic, CT 06355 Attn: Human Resources. Deadline is 2/9/15. An EOE. Posted on: 01/09/2015

Education Coordinator

Maine Maritime Museum Bath, ME
Maine Maritime Museum, an internationally recognized cultural institution located on the Kennebec River in Bath seeks an Education Coordinator who will play a key role in the development and implementation of the museums interpretive and educational programs and help the museum continue to grow and excel. The Education Coordinator supports the mission and goals of Maine Maritime Museum by giving top priority to strategic plan initiatives, teamwork, and public service. Under direct supervision of the Director of Programs & Operations and working in close collaboration with public programs, curatorial, and other museum staff and volunteers, this position is responsible for planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating the museums interpretive and educational programs. The goal of public programs is to educate the community and a worldwide audience about the important role of Maine in regional and global maritime activities by offering relevant, compelling, and engaging educational programs that connect the past to contemporary and future issues while increasing attendance and building community and financial support for the Museum. Visit for the complete position description To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to John Settelen, Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington Street, Bath, ME 04530. Electronic submissions accepted at No phone inquiries Posted on: 01/08/2015

Educator Specialist

Mystic Seaport Museum Mystic, CT
This is a regular, part-time role that will assist in the implementation of Mystic Seaport’s Anchor Watch program. The program provides an overnight experience for youth groups aboard the full-rigged ship the JOSEPH CONRAD. Programs are held on Friday and Saturday evenings in fall and spring. Responsibilities: • Lead tours, outdoor/ indoor games and activities, scout activities and workshops • Supervise guests overnight on board the CONRAD • Assist in rigging climbing • Manage student cleaning of program facilities • Provide excellent customer service and excellent visitor experiences • Build a professional repertoire through continuous growth and mastery of content, demonstration skills, hands-on education, presentation and delivery techniques and educational theory • Contribute to the development of new programs and enhancement of existing programs Qualifications: • Experience working with children, youth and families; ability to engage students in a dynamic and energetic manner • Ability to drive the museum education van and operate AV and computer equipment • Demonstrate ability to communicate effectively and work with diverse staff across the Museum as well as external customers • College level training required; background in museum education, maritime history, or youth development experience preferred • Deliver programs in venues that can be cold, wet, hot, or dirty; work outside in all weather • Late nights, early mornings, overnight on the JOSEPH CONRAD primarily on Friday and Saturday nights To apply: Please submit a Mystic Seaport application (found at, resume, and cover letter to OR to Mystic Seaport PO Box 6000 Mystic, CT 06355 Attn: Human Resources. Deadline is 1/16/15. An EOE. Posted on: 12/17/2014

Associate Educator for Youth Learning

Portland Museum of Art Portland, ME
The Portland Museum of Art (PMA) is searching for an Associate Educator for Youth Learning to work under the general supervision of the Director of Learning and Interpretation, and to be responsible for making the museum accessible to young people and by extension their families, through creation and implementation of programs that encourage curiosity and exploration of works of art through varied avenues. The Associate Educator of Youth Learning supports the PMA’s mission by developing and facilitating learning opportunities for youth audiences both within the museum and in the community using the collection and special exhibits as a foundation. 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. The museum brings it all to life with unparalleled programming. From special member-only events, free school tours, and a commitment to family activities, to PMA Movies, curator talks, and exclusive tours of the Winslow Homer Studio—it’s all happening at the PMA. For position description listing responsibilities, qualifications, and application instructions, please visit . E.O.E. Posted on: 12/16/2014

Associate Educator for Gallery Learning

Portland Museum of Art Portland, ME
The Portland Museum of Art (PMA) is searching for an Associate Educator for Gallery Learning to work under the general supervision of the Director of Learning and Interpretation and to be responsible for interpretative resources, in-gallery programs and online opportunities that help general public visitors of all ages and experience levels learn about and engage with the museum's collection and special exhibitions. The Associate Educator for Gallery Learning supports the PMA’s mission and contributes to the vitality of the community by connecting art of the past and the work of living artists with issues relevant to the museums constituencies. 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. The museum brings it all to life with unparalleled programming. From special member-only events, free school tours, and a commitment to family activities, to PMA Movies, curator talks, and exclusive tours of the Winslow Homer Studio—it’s all happening at the PMA. For position description listing responsibilities, qualifications, and application instructions, please visit . E.O.E. Posted on: 12/16/2014

Public Programs Coordinator

MIT Museum Cambridge, MA
Reporting to the Director of Education and Public Programs, the Public Programs Coordinator is one of the team that produces educational and public programs in collaboration with faculty, staff, students, alumni/ae and community organizations. Responsibilities: Work to identify, develop and deliver program opportunities for general, family and adult audiences; and with Museum staff, faculty, alumni/ae, students, and volunteers on content development and delivery. Strategically build relationships with MIT student groups, faculty, and alumni/ae; keep current on MIT research, activities, and events. Help organize large-scale annual events, and weekly programs. Design and oversee development of hands-on interactive components for on-gallery visitor experiences. Contribute well-researched, innovative ideas for development of new programmatic spaces. Assist with volunteer recruitment, training and assessment; and with promotion and implementation of programs for middle and high school students, youth and community organizations. Recruit and supervise seasonal high school and college interns. Requirements: Undergraduate degree in science, technology or engineering. Minimum of three years experience in informal science education and program delivery to general, family and adult audiences. Enthusiasm for the development and delivery of hands-on programs in engineering, art and technology. Must have creativity, show initiative, and have excellent written, oral, research, web, organizational and interpersonal skills. Must be able to work a Tuesday-Saturday schedule, public school vacation weeks, and occasional holidays and evenings. Preferred: Advanced degree. Comfort with mechanical and electrical tinkering. Familiarity with audience evaluation. Bilingual facility. Complete job description available on MIT Museum website. Must apply online at MIT Human Resources website, Job #11801-N. Posted on: 12/15/2014


Assistant Registrar – Exhibitions

Peabody Essex Museum Salem, MA
The Peabody Essex Museum, one of the largest and most dynamic art museums in the nation, is seeking an experienced, full-time, Assistant Registrar. Under the direction of the Registrar for Exhibitions, the successful candidate will work closely with Curatorial, Collection Services, and Exhibition Planning departments on PEM’s changing and traveling exhibitions and registration department initiatives. The Assistant Registrar will assist with coordination of exhibition loans and tours, including lender/partner correspondence, data entry, documentation, shipment processing and receipt, preparation of condition and unpacking reports, invoice processing and budget tracking, and other administrative tasks as assigned. Some courier work may also be assigned. The position requires two years of museum experience (preferably art museums) and a thorough knowledge of current registration principles and practices for loans, changing and traveling exhibitions. Strength and skill in handling fragile works of art are required. Strong planning and organizational skills, excellent written and oral communication skills, outstanding interpersonal skills and an energetic can-do attitude are essential. Candidates must have proficiency in MS Office suite, and collections database experience is preferred. Candidates must have a BA in Art, Art History or Museum Studies, or relevant combination of education and experience. Completion of a graduate program is preferred. Interested candidates should email their resume, cover letter and salary requirements, to or mail to Human Resources, Peabody Essex Museum, East India Square, Salem, MA 01970-3783. PEM is committed to diversity among its employees and encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply. Posted on: 01/27/2015

Associate Curator

deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum Lincoln, MA
deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum is seeking a dynamic Associate Curator passionate about contemporary art and sculpture to join the Curatorial team. This position will report directly to the Chief Curator and Deputy Director of Curatorial Affairs, and work closely with the Registrar, Curatorial Fellow, Preparators and other members of the curatorial team in the planning and implementing of exhibitions, and research, interpretation and acquisition for the Permanent Collection. The Associate Curator represents the Museum to a local, national, and international community to promote the institution and its programs. For the complete position description and how to apply, visit Posted on: 01/13/2015

Curatorial Assistant and Manager of Student Programs

Bowdoin College Museum of Art Brunswick, ME
The Curatorial Assistant and Manager of Student Programs position assists with curatorial programs, schedules, research, and various administrative tasks for temporary and collections exhibitions, supervises visitors to the study room; recruits, hires, and trains student employees, primary contact with student organizations associated with the museum; organizes training of community volunteer and student docents and schedules group tours of the museum; works with museum staff on the development of digital resources. This is an entry-level, two-year appointment. Education/Skills: A Bachelor’s degree is required; a major or minor in art history is preferred, or equivalent. A Master’s degree in art history is strongly preferred. Applicants must possess an excellent academic record; strong verbal and written communication skills; demonstrated knowledge of computers and software; the ability to work well as part of a team; the ability to multi-task in deadline driven environment; and a sincere commitment to museum work. Experience Requirements and/or Equivalents: A minimum of 6 months professional work experience is required (internships, summer jobs, etc.); previous experience in an art museum or gallery setting is preferred. Applications: Further details and instructions to apply can be found on our online application: For questions, please contact Bowdoin College is committed to equality and is an equal opportunity employer. Posted on: 12/15/2014

Exhibitions Specialist

Fort Ticonderoga Ticonderoga, NY
IThe Fort Ticonderoga Museum seeks an Exhibition Specialist. They will be responsible for the development, fabrication, and installation of permanent and temporary exhibitions, the handling and mounting of artifacts, site interpretive signage, as well as assisting in maintaining the collections when not on display or in transit. Applicant must be enthusiastic and energetic, with a passion for realizing dynamic exhibitions of artifacts and images and knowledge of modern museum exhibition theory and practice. Experience with basic conservation methods and practice is highly desired. The Exhibits Specialist will work closely with the Museum’s Director of Exhibitions handling museum collections ranging from weapons of all types, art, textiles, paper, ceramics, and archaeological specimens. Candidate should possess a knowledge and interest in 18th century military and social history and related material culture, particularly as associated with the colonial and Revolutionary wars. Candidate must have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree, in an appropriate field of study along with professional experience in museums or historic sites. This is a full time, temporary position to run from January to June, 2015, with the anticipation of becoming regular full-time upon the completion of this term. To apply send letter of interest, resume, three references, and a pertinent example of an exhibition project and a writing sample to Matthew Keagle, Director of Exhibitions, Fort Ticonderoga Association at P.O. Box 390, 30 Fort Ti Rd., Ticonderoga, NY 12883 or e-mail Faxed applications may be sent to 518-585-2210. For more information call 518-585-2821. For information visit: Posted on: 12/15/2014



Peabody Essex Museum Salem, MA
The Facilities Department at the Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) is seeking a General Maintenance Technician to join a team that maintains an efficiently operating, clean, and safe environment for guests and staff. This position involves performing minor carpentry, plumbing repairs, and general preventative maintenance; cleaning of museum facilities and grounds including outdoor areas such as sidewalks and driveways; operating automated power and hand tools, mechanical lifts, and cleaning equipment; proper snow removal with shovel, blower and plow; moving office furnishings and exhibit cases; performing shipping and receiving tasks; and assisting with special functions. PEM seeks a motivated individual with a professional, can-do attitude for a full-time position working forty hours per week. Availability for overtime and weekend hours is required. A High School Diploma and previous general or mechanical maintenance experience is preferred. The Museum provides uniforms. Interested candidates should send their resumes with cover letters by email to, or mail to Human Resources, Peabody Essex Museum, East India Square, Salem, MA 01970-3783. PEM is committed to diversity among its employees and encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply. Posted on: 01/15/2015

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Visitor Services

Visitor Services Manager

Norman Rockwell Museum Stockbridge, MA
Dynamic, diplomatic, people-centric, leader sought for year-round management position at Norman Rockwell Museum, to deliver the highest quality, warm and welcoming visitor service experience, while ensuring effective, efficient, and safe operations for the Museum. Primary responsibilities: general admission, membership, and group sales; supervision, training, and scheduling of Visitor Service Associates and information desk volunteers, scheduling docents with full, part-time, and seasonal staff; manage admissions and associated revenue with the utmost accuracy, including cash handling; administrate ticketing (Counterpoint) and CRM systems; implementation of admission policies, reporting and billing procedures; facilitate and coordinate reservations for group visits, school tours, programs and events; providing Berkshire tourism information. Qualifications: • Bachelor’s degree or commensurate experience required • Friendly, courteous and gracious • Customer Service experience at middle management level • Highly organized, multi-tasker with strong initiative, able to provide calm, unflappable professionalism and problem solving, even in high attendance periods or stressful situations • Skilled in CRM and ticketing software, Microsoft Office • Excellent communication and writing skills • Web and social media savvy • Demonstrated success in cash handling, staff management and customer service • Passion for the arts a plus • Willingness to become well-versed in the art of Norman Rockwell and American Illustration • Weekend work required, some evenings and holidays. To apply, send resume to: Norman Rockwell Museum, Director of Human Resources, P.O. Box 308, Stockbridge, MA 01262; 413-931-2228, Posted on: 01/27/2015

Visitor Services Assistant

Lyman Allyn Art Museum New London, CT
The Lyman Allyn Art Museum seeks permanent part-time, Thursday, Friday and Sunday, (22.5 hours per week) Visitor Services Assistant to provide exceptional customer service and security support. Specific responsibilities include: managing front desk, ticket/shop sales and assisting with building security. Applicant must be outgoing, detail-oriented and computer literate. Multilingual preferred but not required. Must be available weekends and occasional evenings. Please send cover letter and resume to: Rebecca Marsie, Visitor Engagement Coordinator, Lyman Allyn Art Museum, 625 Williams Street, New London, CT 06320. The Lyman Allyn Art Museum is an equal opportunity employer. Posted on: 01/16/2015

Operations (Visitor Services) Staffing Manager

Edward M. Kennedy Institute For The United States Senate Boston, MA
For the full detailed job description, visit The Operations Staffing Manager will be responsible for developing recruitment plans for the needs of the Institute’s volunteers, docents, and students. This role is primarily responsible for coordinating and implementing a college-recruiting initiative to support our semester changing group of work-study and other students to staff our internship program. The internship program will staff a majority of the visitor experience, interns (docents), and will require a high level of recruitment effort. Primary Responsibilities: • Develop and Execute recruiting plans for the docent, intern, and volunteer programs. • Research and recommend new sources for active and passive volunteer and student recruiting. • In collaboration with Programs and Visitor Services, develop and implement orientation and training programs. • Working with the Visitor Services Manager, assist in developing and implementing weekly scheduling for the docents, interns, and volunteers. Qualifications and Skills: • Minimum of a bachelor's degree in business, liberal arts or associated degree. • Three to five years’ experience recruiting entry to mid-level staff, part time, interns, volunteers, and/or docent positions. • Proven success in managing the recruiting process from beginning to end. Please email résumé and cover letter to, “Operations Staffing Manager” in the subject line. Please, no phone calls. The Edward M. Kennedy Institute for The United States Senate is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any applicant on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any classification protected by federal, state, or local law. Posted on: 01/16/2015

Director of Visitor Services

Mystic Seaport Museum Mystic, CT
This position is responsible for the leadership, strategic direction, and administration of all activities relating to the quality and effectiveness of Visitor Services. This position will support general Museum operations with effective and timely communication and open dialog across departments for special events, on grounds programming and special projects. This sales-oriented position supervises a staff consisting of regular full, part-time and seasonal staff. The Director is responsible for formulating and managing the annual budget. The Director must ensure a positive first impression through a culture of hospitality with excellent customer service and sound business practices. Responsibilities: • Serve as system administrator for Patron’s Edge ticketing system • Implement admission policies and reporting and billing procedures • Responsible for all deposits, cash control and money handling • Responsible for attendance and revenue reporting • Responsible for hiring, training, scheduling and management for Visitor Services staff • Ensure that staff actively promote sales including membership, special events and programs • Collaborate with Directors to evaluate and plan special events for the public and affinity groups • Build a Best In Class Customer Service team • Handle visitor compliments and complaints Qualifications: • College Degree in History/Museum Studies or other related field • 5+ years experience in a supervisory and training capacity • Excellent communication skills • Demonstrated success in budgeting; staff management and new program development • Willingness to work some evenings, weekends and holidays To Apply: Please submit a Mystic Seaport application (found at, resume, and cover letter OR to Mystic Seaport PO Box 6000 Mystic, CT 06355 Attn: Human Resources. An EOE. Posted on: 01/13/2015

Membership Services Manager

General Society of Mayflower Descendants Plymouth, MA
The General Society of Mayflower Descendants (GSMD) is seeking a self-starting, detail oriented, experienced Manager for Membership Services at its national headquarters in Plymouth, MA. The position is full-time, with vacation and health benefits. Duties will include answering and directing email and phone inquiries from the Board, members, and the general public, managing and maintaining various databases and providing reports using knowledge of Access, Excel, Donor Perfect and other systems, providing outreach, information and support for the 52 State Society officers, processing donations and subscriptions for a growing 30,000 member organization, and more. Requirements: Associate or Bachelor's degree, 3-5 years office management or administrative experience preferred; strong written and verbal communication skills; strong computer skills with programs such as Microsoft Office Suite, Donor Perfect and/or genealogy programs; positive, professional attitude with evidence of being a reliable team player and skilled supervisor, experience using social media, such as Facebook and Twitter; Tech savvy, with office intranet communication, internet email, websites and networks, and scanning procedures for digitization; experience in a non-profit a plus; some personal knowledge and direct experience with genealogical activities and knowledge of the Mayflower passengers and the Pilgrim legacy preferred. Please send cover letter and resume by February 13th to: Director of Genealogy and Research Services, GSMD, P.O. Box 3297, Plymouth, MA 02361 or send as an email attachment to The GSMD is an Equal Opportunity Employer Posted on: 01/09/2015

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 at the Admissions and Membership Desks, 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, administrative support, and general customer service for museum guests, members, and staff. Must be available to work weekend and holiday 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: 01/08/2015

Volunteer Services

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Assistant Tutor

Historic Deerfield, Inc. Deerfield, MA
Assistant Tutor, Historic Deerfield Summer Fellowship Program, Historic Deerfield, Deerfield, MA Dates: June 1-Aug. 21, 2015 Salary: $4250.00; furnished apartment and all meals included. Description: Based at Historic Deerfield Museum, the Assistant Tutor provides program support to the Director of the Summer Fellowship Program and mentors seven undergraduate fellows. This position requires strong organizational skills and an accompanying interest in and ability to collaborate and work in group settings. Museum or other public history experience a plus; applicants must hold a valid driver’s license and be comfortable with driving extended distances (see description of museum visits and week-long trip, below.) Minimum requirements: B.A. in History (American) or related discipline (American Studies, Art History, etc.); Master’s-level coursework desirable. The Assistant Tutor • Assists with seminars on early New England history, material culture and museum studies. • Advises, assists and mentors independent research and writing projects. • Oversees residential life including daily meal details. • Monitors evening hours at the museum’s research library. • Arranges and participates in day-long museum visits and a week-long trip at the end of the program that includes Washington DC, Williamsburg, Winterthur and New York City. • Provides other administrative support as needed. • Assists with Program wrap-up; works on Summer Fellowship Newsletter at Program conclusion (August 11-21.) To apply, email or mail a letter of interest, vita and three references by Friday, March 6, 2015 to: Barbara A. Mathews, Public Historian and Director of Academic Programs, Historic Deerfield, Deerfield, MA 01342 Email: Phone: (413) 775-7207 Posted on: 01/23/2015

Director of Digital Learning and Engagement

Norman Rockwell Museum Stockbridge, MA
Norman Rockwell Museum seeks creative and enthusiastic leader for the Museum’s digital division who will lead strategy, planning, project management, execution and creation of the museum’s digital footprint. The successful candidate will connect audiences of all ages in the Museum galleries, nationally and globally with digital learning experiences delivered via mobile, internet and in-gallery platforms. A member of the executive team, reporting to the Director/CEO, the position leads the digital project team and educators in the creation and dissemination of digital learning tools and experiences. Success will be measured by the product outcomes and engagement impact with the Museum’s global audiences, and will include creation of digital online curriculum and in-gallery mobile and kiosk digital learning experiences. Qualifications and Requirements: •3 - 5 years’ experience required in digital media and content management for the visual arts, museums, or cultural organizations; digital project management; or related field. •Understanding of next generation adaptation to mobile and digital engagement. •Strong communication skills and project management experience. •Basic understanding of the software development lifecycle, production best practices, quality assurance methodology, asset management, and project management techniques. •Experience working with content management systems (CMS). •Strong computer skills, including web-based Project Management Software (Basecamp, DoneDone, etc.); Microsoft Office; Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Illustrator, basic HTML, basic JSON. •Knowledge of technical specs and requirements for various asset types, especially audio, video, and graphics. •BA, BS or equivalent experience required. Apply to: Holly Coleman, Director of Human Resources, For complete position description visit Posted on: 01/16/2015

Creative Services Manager

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Boston, MA
Reporting to the Director of Marketing and Communications, the Creative Services Manager is a hands-on-role responsible for all operations associated with the creative needs of the marketing department across all mediums. To apply and for more information, visit: Posted on: 01/13/2015

Supervisor of Interpretation

Mystic Seaport Museum Mystic, CT
Seeking a full-time experienced Supervisor for Interpretation Department. This position requires strong leadership and communication skills with a willingness to partner with other supervisors to oversee day-to-day activities of full time, part time and seasonal interpreters. Demonstrated program development and implementation experience is expected as well as strong organizational and interpretative skills. BA/BS is required; an advanced degree in a related field is helpful. Knowledge of museum or non-profit management and sailing and maritime history is advantageous. To apply: Please submit a Mystic Seaport application (found at, resume, and cover letter to OR to Mystic Seaport PO Box 6000 Mystic, CT 06355 Attn: Human Resources. Deadline is 2/2/15. An EOE. Posted on: 01/08/2015

Public Programs Assistant

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Boston, MA
This 16 hour per week position provides key support for the Gardner Museum's Public Programs Department, with an emphasis on Thursday evening programming, including Third Thursdays, lectures, concerts, and artist events. Both organized and creative, the assistant is a key player in the planning and implementation of Third Thursdays. The schedule is somewhat flexible, and will require planning time during regular working hours (9 am - 5 pm) in addition to most Thursday evenings and the occasional weekend day. Availability on Thursday evenings is a key requirement for this position. For full job description and to apply, visit: Posted on: 12/10/2014