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Administrative/Director

Executive Director

Nichols House Museum Boston, MA
The Nichols House Museum seeks a dynamic and action-oriented Executive Director. Located on Boston’s historic Beacon Hill and loved by neighbors and international visitors alike, the Museum preserves and interprets the 1804 townhouse that was from 1885 until 1960 the home of Rose Standish Nichols. The executive directorship is full-time and oversees all aspects of the institution. Reporting to the Board of Governors, the successful Executive Director will be as equally skilled in stewarding / preserving the Museum’s collection and facilities as in fundraising. [S]he has overall leadership responsibility for supervising the Museum’s small staff, financial management, strategic planning, marketing and community relations, program management and volunteer development efforts. We seek a flexible leader with 5 -7 years of progressive leadership experience, preferably in a museum or arts related organization who can prioritize and also coach Museum staff, interns and volunteers to act as a core team adept at juggling multiple responsibilities. Past experiences should include successful fundraising and financial management skills as well as demonstrate the interpersonal skills necessary to work closely with a committed Board of Governors, volunteers and the community. A master's degree is preferred, but a bachelor's degree will be considered with additional experience. Salary and benefits will be commensurate with experience and are competitive with the American Alliance of Museums reviews. For full description: www.nicholshousemuseum.org/about_us.php Please submit a cover letter and resume to info@nicholshousemuseum.org with the subject line “Executive Director Search” by 12/5/14. Professional and personal references will be required during the interview process. Posted on: 10/24/2014

Director, Jackson Homestead and Museum/Historic Newton

City of Newton Newton, MA
Director is responsible for managing and overseeing Historic Newton, a public/private partnership which encompasses the Jackson Homestead and Museum (a City of Newton property) and the Newton Historical Society [a private 501(c)3 entity] including its properties, programs and personnel. Historic Newton maintains historic properties, and collects, preserves and exhibits artifacts of local significance. It presents public and group programs that involve the diverse population of the city and the region. The Director is employed by the City of Newton as a Department Head with the title Director of the Jackson Homestead and Museum. As an employee of the City of Newton, the Director is responsible to the Mayor. The Director is appointed by Historic Newton as its Director through a cooperation agreement with the City and in this capacity reports to the President and Board of Historic Newton. Starting Salary Range: $89,312-$91,991. To apply, please visit http://www.newtonma.gov/gov/hr/jobdetails.asp?JobID=122. The City of Newton is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. EOE/M/F/Vet/Disability. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni encouraged to apply. Posted on: 10/09/2014

Director of Finance

Boston Athenaeum Boston, MA
The Boston Athenæum seeks a skilled, experienced Director of Finance to lead, implement, and oversee the financial systems of Boston's oldest cultural institution. In addition to the position's key financial responsibilities, the Director of Finance also oversees Information Technology and Human Resources. The Director of Finance is one of the Boston Athenaeum's four senior managers, in a total institutional staff of 50 employees. S/he reports to the Director and works closely with the Board of Trustees. The Boston Athenæum benefits from a sound financial position, with an endowment of $90 million, an operating budget of $6.6 million, and annual membership revenues and unrestricted gifts of $2.2 million. The next Director of Finance will arrive during a period of positive change, and will participate in the development of the Athenaeum's next strategic plan and the enumeration of the financial goals of the subsequent, related capital campaign. For details see http://www.bostonathenaeum.org/about/employment/jobs Posted on: 10/03/2014

Deputy Director Collections, Programming and Public Engagement

Newport Restoration Foundation Newport, RI
The Newport Restoration Foundation seeks a Deputy Director Collections, Programming and Public Engagement. This position is accountable for advancing the Foundation’s mission through its public programs, collections, and exhibitions by leading a team of six full time and twenty-five part time and seasonal employees at Rough Point, the Samuel Whitehorne House, Prescott Farm, and Outreach Programs. The responsibilities include creating, planning and organization of public programming, curatorial work, research, exhibitions, and site management. Works with the Executive Director in planning for museum operations and properties and other special projects in furtherance of board goals and the Foundation’s strategic plan. With the assistance of departmental staff will compose the annual departmental budget and maintain fiscal responsibility; oversee training and supervision of all museum staff; arbitrate HR issues; plan and oversee contract work. Requires a comprehensive knowledge of professional museum standards, public programming and curatorial practices, policies and procedures, as well as understanding digital imaging, database management, archival file management, museum registraral methods, event and conference organization, and basic historic preservation practices and standards. Master’s degree in museum studies or related discipline required plus ten to fifteen years’ experience in either public programming or collections work, preferably some of both, and familiarity with exhibit management is required. Please send cover letter and résumé to Human Resources, 51 Touro Street, Newport, RI 02840 or via e-mail maeve@newportrestoraion.org. Deadline 10/28/14. EOE. Posted on: 10/03/2014

Executive Director

New London County Historical Society New London, CT
The NLCHS seeks an Executive Director to help us fulfill a newly approved strategic plan that will guide the historical society towards the celebration of its 150th anniversary in 2020. The NLCHS has a rich collection of artifacts and archives housed and exhibited in an important historic site, the 1756 Shaw Mansion, which has been our headquarters since 1907. We are unique in having a county-wide mission in a region where the past is a clearly part of our community fabric. The position is multifaceted and provides real opportunity for growth. Experience with fundraising and finance; grant writing; and exhibits, preservation and/or archives; facility management and maintenance would all be helpful. The incumbent, who has is retiring after ten years, has helped us achieve a new level of professionalism and community engagement that we expect to continue to grow. We seek an applicant with intelligence and ability to multitask including; conceive and organize community and educational programs; supervise and delegate to interns and volunteers; network with community organizations and the press; outreach to potential individual and corporate donors; and has energy, enthusiasm, and willingness to work. Starting salary will depend on experience and the ultimate structure and scope of the position, but is anticipated to be in the range of $35,000. Benefits are limited and do not include health insurance. Please send letter of interest and resume to: Joseph Selinger, NLCHS Secretary, Shaw Mansion, 11 Blinman Street, New London, CT 06320, or by e-mail to: JJSelinger@tcors.com. Website available at: newlondonhistory.org. Posted on: 09/25/2014

Executive Director, Biggs Museum of American Art

Opportunity Resources Inc. Dover, DE
The Biggs Museum of American Art, one of Delaware’s newest and most vibrant cultural institutions, seeks a high-energy, innovative and resourceful director to lead the Museum to new levels of accomplishment. The successful candidate should have 8 years of senior staff or director experience at an art museum or related institution. Knowledge of American art or material culture, advanced degree in a related field and commitment to visitor centered programming are vital. The Biggs Museum houses the dazzling collection of the connoisseur and collector of American Art, Sewell C. Biggs. His collection forms the core of the Museum’s permanent collection, 2000 objects comprising18th to 20th century painting, sculpture, works on paper and decorative arts exhibited in 20 elegantly-conceived galleries. The Biggs also maintains a robust schedule of educational programming for children, adults and families, is visited by scholars from universities and museums throughout the country and has produced eight major publications including a two-volume catalog of the collection. The Biggs operates with a budget of $1.2 million, five FT and nine PT employees plus consultants, and a 17 member Board of Trustees. The Director reports to the Board. Address inquiries and recommendations in confidence to: Freda Mindlin or Nancy Kaufman * Opportunity Resources Inc. * 196 E. 75th St., Ste. 14H * New York, NY 10021 * 212-744-4409 * search@opportunityresources.net Posted on: 09/16/2014

President and CEO

American Association for State and Local History Nashville, TN
The American Association of State and Local History (AASLH), a 6,000-strong membership organization headquartered in Nashville, TN, is seeking qualified applicants for the position of President and CEO. AASLH – “your home for history” -- provides leadership and support for its members across North America who preserve and interpret state and local history in order to make the past more meaningful to all Americans. The President & CEO represents AASLH to the history and museum field, articulates the association’s vision, builds and maintains its partnerships, and ensures delivery of the highest quality services to its members. Experience in strategic planning, board management, communications, member relations and proven operational and administrative skills are mandatory. Candidates must have direct knowledge of budget development, financial management and reporting, personnel management, and hands-on experience with fund development. Must be a graduate of an accredited university with at least a master’s level degree and a minimum of five years progressive senior management experience in association/nonprofit management. A personal commitment to and passion for preserving and interpreting state and local history is essential. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. Applicants should submit a letter of interest, and a current resume to: AASLH Search Committee C/o Center for Nonprofit Management 37 Peabody Street, Suite 201 Nashville, TN 37210 Fax (615) 259-0400 Email: Ingrid@cnm.org Applicant screening begins August 22, 2014 and continues until the position is filled. EOE Posted on: 09/09/2014

Director

Academy Art Museum Easton, MD
ByalaSearch LLC is pleased to announce that it has been retained by the Academy Art Museum in Easton, Maryland, to identify candidates for the position of Director. The Director is the senior officer, reporting to the Board of Trustees and overseeing all of the Museum’s activities. The Director leads the most prestigious arts organization on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Essential to this role is his/her innate ease in serving as a community leader across a broad demographic spectrum. The new Director will lead a capital campaign to raise $5 million to achieve goals outlined in the Museum’s Strategic Plan: 1. Provide expanded opportunities for education, practice and appreciation of the arts; 2. Grow ability to collect, conserve and exhibit high quality art; 3. Operate in ways that ensure breakeven or better performance and long-term financial stability; and 4. Explore ways to expand community awareness, participation and partnership. Position Description: The Museum Director is responsible for the professional management of the Museum, establishing, in conjunction with the Board of Trustees, priorities, strategies and initiatives to achieve the organization’s goals. The Director serves as the Museum’s primary spokesperson and advocate and participates in community and professional organizations to build awareness and support. The position requires considerable public relations skills. Please see the full position specification at this link: http://www.byalasearch.com/pdf/ByalaSearch%20LLC%20Position%20and%20Candidate%20Specification%20-%20Academy%20Art%20Museum%20-%20Director.pdf Kindly send nominations or expressions of interest to: aamdir@byalasearch.com​ ByalaSearch LLC T: (212) 547–9536 Posted on: 09/05/2014

Collections

Digital Photographer Textile Cataloging Project

New Hampshire Historical Society Concord, NH
The New Hampshire Historical Society (Concord, NH) seeks a full-time temporary cataloger to work 37 hours per week for one and one-half years on a Textile Collection Documentation Project. The digital photographer will assist the Society’s museum curatorial staff, consultants, and volunteers with a major project to systematically catalog and image the Society’s textile collection including: New Hampshire and regional New England needlework, bed coverings, linens, floor coverings, samples, fragments, flags, and banners. These objects cover the period from 1750 to the present day. Duties will include handling, moving, and staging objects for photography; creating digital images of objects through photography and scanning; assigning identification numbers to image files; and inputting, updating, and managing collection photographic image databases. Candidates should have an understanding of collections management practices and a background in digital image management and preservation. Experience should include working with museum collections. Computer literacy and knowledge of collections databases is essential. A bachelor’s degree in photography or related field required. Please send letter of interest, resume, and list of references to Wesley G. Balla, Director of Collections & Exhibitions at wballa@nhhistory.org by November 1, 2014. No telephone calls please. Posted on: 10/17/2014

Cataloger -Textile Documentation Project

New Hampshire Historical Society Concord, NH
The New Hampshire Historical Society (Concord, NH) seeks a full-time temporary cataloger to work 37 hours per week for one and one-half years on a Textile Collection Documentation Project. The cataloger will assist the Society’s museum curatorial staff, consultants, and volunteers with a major project to systematically catalog the Society’s textile collection including: New Hampshire and regional New England needlework, bed coverings, linens, floor coverings, samples, fragments, flags, and banners. These objects cover the period from 1750 to the present day. Duties will include researching, examining, describing, measuring, condition reporting, completing catalog worksheets, and data entry. Candidates should have an understanding of collections management practices and a background in American history. Experience must include working with museum collections. Computer literacy and knowledge of collections databases is essential. A bachelor’s degree in art history, American history, or related field required. Please send letter of interest, resume, and list of references to Wesley G. Balla, Director of Collections & Exhibitions at wballa@nhhistory.org by November 1, 2014. No telephone calls please. Posted on: 10/17/2014

Curator of Collections

Fleming Museum of Art Burlington, VT
The Fleming Museum of Art at the University of Vermont seeks a Curator of Collections. Responsible for curatorial oversight of a 25,000-object collection of global art and artifacts. Work with Museum staff, UVM faculty, and outside scholars to develop long-term and temporary exhibitions of collection objects incorporating innovative exhibition strategies. Work with Museum staff and faculty to utilize the collection in support of UVM curricula. With Director, plan exhibition schedule, curate selective non-collection exhibitions. Write catalogue essays and gallery texts. Master’s degree or Ph.D. in art history or related field with two to four years of related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Effective written and verbal communication skills. Desire to work as part of a close team from concept to planning to implementation. Apply online only at www.uvmjobs.com, position number 005759. Posted on: 10/15/2014

Collections Technician

Lyman Allyn Art Museum New London, CT
The Lyman Allyn Art Museum seeks a full-time (32hrs/week) Collections Technician to fill a three-year grant-funded position. The Collections Technician will assist the Curatorial Department in a major collections inventory and recataloging initiative at the museum. The Lyman Allyn is home to a collection of approximately 10,000 pieces of art and historical objects and is particularly strong in the areas of American and European art and decorative arts. The Collections Technician will be responsible for digitizing and reconciling collections records, assessing condition, photographing, marking and rehousing objects. QUALIFICATIONS: BA in Art History, American History, Anthropology or a related field required; MA preferred. One year of experience working with art museum collections and knowledge of collections management practices required. Computer literacy essential; experience with collections management databases required; familiarity with Past Perfect preferred. Digital photography knowledge a plus. For more information and/or to apply, please email cover letter and resume to Jane LeGrow at legrow@lymanallyn.org. CLOSING DATE: October 24, 2014. Lyman Allyn Art Museum is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Posted on: 10/07/2014

Assistant Registrar

Clark Art Institute Williamstown, MA
The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute seeks a organized and energetic candidate to participate in the management and execution of all aspects of registration and collections management, including: management of Clark’s active loan program, management of acquisitions and long term loans to the collection, storage and inventory, creation and maintenance of object and loan records and files. Requirements include a BA in art history, familiarity with at least one modern European language, 5-7 years’ experience in the registrar’s office of an art museum, knowledge of insurance and legal issues pertaining to collections, familiarity with the Microsoft suite of products, and the TMS collections management system, strong interpersonal skills, ability to work well under pressure, and the ability to lift 35 lbs. Travel is an integral part of the position. The Clark offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package. Please send letter of application, and CV with the names of three professional references and salary requirements to Human Resources, Clark Art Institute, P.O. Box 8, Williamstown, MA 01267 or via e-mail at HumanResources@Clarkart.edu EOE Posted on: 10/01/2014

Chief Curator

Maine Historical Society Portland, ME
The Maine Historical Society (MHS), founded in 1822, seeks a creative, forward-looking Chief Curator to provide leadership and management of Maine Historical Society’s curatorial program, including design and implementation of innovative exhibition strategies; care, management, and development of artifact collections; and oversight of the Wadsworth-Longfellow House and Garden. THE IDEAL CANDIDATE WILL: • Provide strong curatorial leadership. • Possess a creative, forward-looking vision for exhibition development. • Develop, organize, and install exhibits. • Manage, care for, and develop artifact collections, including the Wadsworth-Longfellow House. • Be driven to engage diverse audiences and produce memorable visitor experiences. • Be committed to providing our constituents with intimate access to collections. • Be an enthusiastic champion of MHS who is skilled at communicating and connecting with donors and the public. • Actively and effectively engage in fundraising and cultivation activities. • Be a strong collaborator who empowers and supports colleagues, teammates, and partners. • Be strategic, entrepreneurial, and driven to help MHS reach ambitious growth goals. • Effectively manage people, finances, and resources. • Exhibit the highest standards of integrity. • Be outgoing, self-starting, well-organized, personable, and capable of working under pressure and meeting deadlines. • Possess extensive knowledge of history, museum practice, exhibition techniques, and collections care. • Have at least five years senior curatorial experience. • M.A. in history, museum studies, or equivalent required. MHS offers a competitive salary and benefits package and a supportive and flexible work environment. All inquiries and conversations will remain strictly confidential. Please send a cover letter, resume, and a list of three references to: kfinnell@mainehistory.org Posted on: 09/22/2014

Assistant Curator

National Heritage Museum Lexington, MA
The Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library (National Heritage Museum) is seeking a full-time assistant curator. The Museum is an American history museum founded and supported by Scottish Rite Freemasons in the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction of the United States of America. The Museum is located in Lexington, Massachusetts. The successful candidate will be self-motivated and a creative thinker with excellent attention to detail and strong writing skills. Although prior knowledge of the history of Freemasonry and fraternalism is not required, the successful candidate will be expected to gain subject knowledge on the job. The assistant curator will aid in the coordination of activities engaged in acquiring, cataloging, exhibiting and educating the public about the collection of the Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library. The collection, which numbers over 17,000 objects, is strong in American Masonic and fraternal items and is one of the largest collections of its kind in the world. Primary activities for this position will include working to make the collection more accessible online and promoting the online collection through writing and speaking about it. Master’s degree, five to ten years experience or a combination, attention to detail, strong writing skills and self-motivation are required. Submit cover letter, resume and writing sample to Aimee E. Newell, Ph.D., Director of Collections, Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library, 33 Marrett Road, Lexington, MA 02124; anewell@srmml.org. Posted on: 09/17/2014

ASSISTANT CURATOR OF ASIAN ART

Worcester Art Museum Worcester, MA
Worcester Art Museum seeks an exceptional Assistant Curator of Asian Art to help lead a distinctive program centered upon the Museum’s significant Asian collections, launched in 1901 with a large bequest of Japanese prints by John Chandler Bancroft. Worcester’s holdings of Asian Art encompass the entire continent and range from antiquities to the twentieth century. Specialists in all fields of Asian art are welcome to apply. Guided by the Museum's global perspective, vision statement, and strategic plan, the Assistant Curator of Asian Art will help shape the reinstallation of the Asian collections and develop a dynamic range of exhibitions, publications, and programs, meant to increase WAM's audiences for Asian art, contribute original scholarship to the field, and enhance patronage for both the curatorial program and the entire museum. The Assistant Curator of Asian Art will work collaboratively with colleagues to create meaningful connections by integrating collections across departments and media. Under the guidance of the Director of Curatorial Affairs, other activities will include developing the collections by recommending acquisitions, proposing strategic deaccessioning, soliciting gifts, and cultivating patronage. For full position posting, please visit http://www.worcesterart.org/Information/jobs.html. Qualified applicants please send CV and cover letter to the Director of Human Resources, Worcester Art Museum, 55 Salisbury Street, Worcester, MA, 01609, or email documents to humanresources@worcesterart.org by November 15, 2014. Early applications are encouraged. We pledge to conduct a confidential search. The Worcester Art Museum is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity. Posted on: 09/15/2014

Development and Marketing

DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANT

NEWPORT ART MUSEUM Newport, RI
The Newport Art Museum has an immediate opening for a development assistant. This position is responsible for supporting the fund development department to create an effective donor-centered culture of philanthropy. The development assistant maintains all donor data to ensure its integrity and accuracy; helps execute the annual fund development plan through administrative support including appeals, gift entry and tracking, acknowledgements, queries and report and financial reconciliations; assists with the Museum’s special events and programs as necessary to ensure that its members and friends have satisfying, stimulating experiences; serves as the primary contact for questions about membership, event registration and other customer relationships that forge connections between individuals and the Museum. Essential skills include fluency in use of Microsoft office software and database systems, particularly Raiser’s Edge; one to two years of fund development or nonprofit customer service experience; excellent oral and written communication skills; flexibility to work some evening and weekends during Museum events and programs; desire to be part of a vibrant art museum and art school community. Competitive salary and benefits, commensurate with experience. EOE. Applications accepted until position is filled. To apply, please send cover letter and resume to: Rebecca Bertrand, Director of Development - RBertrand@newportartmuseum.org Posted on: 10/23/2014

Media Relations and Promotions Manager

Plimoth Plantation Plymouth, MA
Plimoth Plantation is a 17th-century living history museum depicting the lives of the Wampanoag communities and Plymouth, MA colonists.The Media Relations and Promotions Manager is an integral member of the Marketing & Communications team, serving as the primary media contact for Plimoth Plantation, responsible for managing and coordinating the institution’s image as represented in the press. This position develops succinct and compelling stories and pitches from information and research provided by Museum staff. Manages external and internal film production, and develops the annual media relations and promotions strategic plan. Mist be a highly motivated, detail-oriented multi-tasker working in a highly collaborative team environment that supports the Museum’s mission and strategic goals. Minimum of 5-7 years experience, including proven success in media relations in a non-profit organization, preferably a museum, arts or cultural organization. Superb written and oral communication skills. Demonstrated project management and excellent interpersonal skills. BA or BS Degree required (PR, English, Marketing/Communications preferred). Excellent writer with an acute sense of news angle and press pitching. Entrepreneurial orientation to the digital world; highly skilled in using social media and new technology for media outreach. A flexible schedule is required. Ability to respond to changing circumstances and priorities in a focused and timely manner. Proactively addresses issues as they arise. Strategically focused trend watcher. Familiarity with software applications employed in the Museum’s e-communications program (Convio) and the online calendar (Trumba) is a plus. Send cover letter & resume to: Sue Haverstock shaverstock@plimoth.org. See full job description on museum website http://www.plimoth.org/about-us/. Posted on: 10/20/2014

Institutional Giving Manager

Plimoth Plantation Plymouth, MA
Plimoth Plantation is a 17th-centruy living history museum depicting the lives of the Wampanoag communities and Plymouth, MA colonists. The museum has an opening for an Institutional Giving Manager. This position has direct responsibility for managing and coordinating all aspects of Plimoth Plantation’s programs for generating significant funds from foundation, corporate and government sources. S/he is charged with managing a high volume of grant proposals and reports, demonstrating initiative at all stages of the funding cycle, from research and identification, to cultivation, to solicitation, to stewardship, in order to secure both unrestricted and programmatic support. Reporting to the Director of Development, the Institutional Giving Manager works closely with the members of the executive and program staff of the Museum to develop proposal content and stay abreast of anticipated fundable projects. S/he also works with Board members to foster their participation in the development process. Bachelor's degree required; at least five years of professional development experience in a non-profit setting, including significant responsibility for institutional revenue generation. Outstanding writing and communication skills. Extensive experience with grant-writing. Attention to detail, ability to perform research and create synergies between Museum projects and potential funders. Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced office in order to handle a high volume of work. Interest, knowledge and/or experience in a museum or cultural organization preferred. Raiser’s Edge experience preferred, with strong proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel. Send cover letter & resume to: shaverstock@plimoth.org. See full job description on museum website http://www.plimoth.org/about-us/. Posted on: 10/14/2014

Membership & Marketing Assistant

Danforth Art Framingham, MA
Danforth Art seeks a dynamic individual for the position of Membership and Marketing Assistant. The successful candidate will assist with developing strategies and managing implementation for growing the membership base, marketing programs and active year-round events schedule. The Membership & Marketing Assistant will manage the Membership Program under the guidance of the Marketing Manager including the accurate and prompt recording of memberships, creation and distribution of membership cards and renewal notices, maintenance and care of membership information, and the stewardship of members. In addition, this position will assist with audience development initiatives. Job Qualifications: Self motivated, self directed, ability to multi-task; excellent social, interpersonal, and relationship-building skills; excellent verbal/written and presentation skills and close attention to details. Experience and Education: Entry level position with some experience working in marketing, customer service, or equivalent; demonstrated experience in meeting deadlines under pressure, working well with peers and senior management; experience with CRM databases required; experience with Mail Chimp a plus; BA/BS in related field. Interest in art preferred. To apply, please email letter of interest and resume to humanresources@danforthmuseum.org. Please specify job applying for in Subject Line. Posted on: 10/09/2014

Director of Advancement

UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures San Antonio, TX
The UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures, a university-based museum in San Antonio, TX, is seeking candidates for its Director of Advancement position. This individual will lead all solicitation efforts. Please apply online at www.UTSAjobs.com. Select “Search Staff Postings,” then select “Director of Advancement” from the Position Title drop-down box and “Inst. Texan Cultures” from the Location drop-down box. This is a security sensitive position. Employment is contingent upon a successful background check. UTSA is committed to the Affirmative Action Program in compliance with government requirements to ensure nondiscrimination. Women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Posted on: 10/07/2014

Development Director

Westford Historical Society Westford, MA
The Development Director is a part time position (8-10 hours/week) for the period of one year. Four hours/week will be scheduled in the office; other hours are flexible. The contract may be extended. The individual will be responsible for • Developing and maintaining a list of local businesses; • Developing and implementing a strategy for approaching businesses for support and sponsorship; • Grant writing, including identification of appropriate grants; • Utilizing social media to promote the Westford Historical Society, the Museum and its programs. • Managing the annual membership drive and associated volunteers (Sept mailing and follow-up). The individual will work for the Museum Director. Qualifications • A Bachelor’s Degree and 3-5 years experience in non-profit development. • Excellent interpersonal skills • Experience with grant writing and knowledge of foundations and funding sources • Self-motivated, creative and entrepreneurial • Experience with PastPerfect software and website management is a plus, but not required. Please e-mail resume to museumdirector@westford.com by 1 November 2014. Posted on: 10/06/2014

Vice President of Advancement

Connecticut Science Center Hartford, CT
The Connecticut Science Center is seeking a full-time Vice President of Advancement. The Vice President of Advancement (VPA) serves as a leading external voice and internal leadership team member and an active participant in making strategic decisions affecting the future of the Connecticut Science Center. The VPA helps sustain existing relationships and forge new ones to build the Science Center’s visibility, brand, attendance, sales, impact, and financial resources through marketing and development. The VPA also designs and implements a comprehensive plan for developing key external alliances by cultivating individual and philanthropic support. The candidate must be a professional and have a minimum of 10 years combined leadership experience including five to eight years in a senior management capacity with a complex not-for-profit organization involving a significant number of people and organizations with diverse and varied interests and backgrounds. Must have at least five years of direct fundraising experience and extensive experience working with volunteers and experience running or overseeing marketing and sales programs. Raiser’s Edge or other donor-oriented CRM database experience highly useful. To view the full job description, please visit http://www.ctsciencecenter.org/about/employment/ To apply, send a cover letter and resume to HR@CTScienceCenter.org please reference “Vice President of Advancement” by October 27, 2014. The Connecticut Science Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer Posted on: 10/06/2014

Development Associate

Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society West Hartford, CT
The Development Associate position is designed to cultivate and foster relationships that provide both financial and ancillary support to help the museum fulfill its vision and mission. The Development Associate acts as the liaison between the museum and the community, actively seeks development and networking opportunities, and works to garner support and positive promotion for the museum. Position Details •Regular part-time employee; reports directly to the Executive Director (ED). •25 hours per week. Additional hours may be required as needed. •Hourly rate of $20.00 per hour; not eligible for health benefits. This is a 2-year grant-funded position, with the potential to lead to a permanent part-time position. Responsibilities include: grants, sponsorships and corporate donations, individual giving, and fundraising events. Visit http://www.noahwebsterhouse.org/join/employment.htm for position details. Send cover letter and resume to NWH&WHHS, c/o Development Search, 227 South Main St., West Hartford, CT 06107 or email to matosj@noahwebsterhouse.org by October 24, 2014. Posted on: 09/30/2014

Associate Director of Development

RISD Museum Providence, RI
This is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic development professional with an affinity for the arts and culture to join the RISD Museum. Reporting to the Director of External Affairs, this role oversees the implementation of the Museum’s overall strategy and fundraising plans as approved by the Director of External Affairs. The Associate Director provides oversight and leadership to meeting annual, capital, and program fundraising goals through cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of individual donors ($1,000+) and private/family foundations. Additionally provides oversight and supervision to Membership and Annual Fund, and Corporate, Foundation and Governmental development activities within the department. Qualifications: • Bachelor’s degree and seven years’ experience in nonprofit development with at least three years managing other staff and at least three years of major giving experience. • Excellent interpersonal, diplomacy, and teamwork skills—ability to interact with a broad variety of people. • Highly attuned listener who understand cues for giving – ability to develop prospects and raise funds. • Excellent writing skills. • Knowledge of planned giving vehicles. • Competence in accounting and financial principles for nonprofit organizations. • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and experience using fundraising databases required. • A demonstrated ability to work both independently and as part of a team. • A demonstrated ability to meet deadlines, and work under pressure with grace. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For more information about RISD and to APPLY ONLINE, please visit our website at http://www.risd.edu/jobs. RISD is an Equal Opportunity employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, or any other protected characteristic as established by law. Posted on: 09/22/2014

Director of Development/Major Gifts Officer

Strawbery Banke Museum Portsmouth, NH
Dynamic, evolving living history museum seeking Director for 4-person development office, for management of all fund raising, including Annual Fund, membership, major donors, planned giving, grants, and more. Leadership level experience required. Must demonstrate past fundraising success. Competitive salary. Great benefits. Cover letter and resume to: Strawbery Banke Museum, Attn: Human Resources, P.O. Box 300, Portsmouth NH 03802-0300 or dcooley@strawberybanke.org. Posted on: 09/18/2014

Director of Institutional Advancement

The Preservation Society of Newport County Newport, RI
The Preservation Society of Newport County seeks a strategic and dynamic Director of Institutional Advancement (DIA) with a strong record of fundraising leadership and achievement to lead and complete its An American Story comprehensive fundraising campaign by March 2016. Reporting to the CEO & Executive Director and collaborating with a dedicated Board of Trustees, the DIA will manage a staff that is responsible for securing philanthropic contributions from individuals and foundations that support the Preservation Society’s mission to protect, preserve and present an exceptional collection of house museums and landscapes in one of the most historically intact cities in America – Newport, RI. The DIA will be expected to strengthen an Institutional Advancement team that focuses on raising support through membership, the annual fund, planned giving, and major gifts and grants for priority projects. Current campaign fundraising initiatives focus on building the Preservation Society’s endowment, improving the visitor experience, and increasing the organization’s stature as a center for academic excellence and scholarship. The successful candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 10 years of proven experience in major gift fundraising. Capital campaign and senior management experience a must. Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to motivate and inspire high level fundraising volunteers are critical. Excellent oral and written communication skills are also required. For more about the Preservation Society, please visit www.newportmansions.org. To apply, please send resume with cover letter to humanresources@newportmansions.org or to The Preservation Society of Newport County, 424 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI 02840. Attn: Human Resources. Posted on: 09/17/2014

Annual Fund and Membership Manager

Mount Auburn Cemetery Cambridge, MA
Assists Vice President of Development in carrying out fundraising programs. Manage the Annual Fund program, including coordinating the Annual Fund mailings schedule, design, printing, mailing lists, acknowledgement of gifts, and reporting. Responsible for the coordination of the Membership program, including developing strategies for acquiring and retaining members. Coordinates prospect management and research, including developing Raiser’s Edge reports and coding for tracking and moves management, researching and identifying prospects, and making recommendations for stewardship, solicitation, or engagement of top prospects. Responsible for overseeing Development Coordinator in planning donor events and managing Raiser’s Edge data entry. A bachelor’s degree or equivalent is required. A minimum of 2-3 years experience in a development office and an understanding of Annual Fund and Membership strategies. Previous experience with a development database and internet research required; Raiser’s Edge desirable but not required. Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to jobs@mountauburn.org. AA/EOE. No phone call please. Posted on: 09/15/2014

Education

Temporary Museum Interpreter

Concord Museum Concord, MA
Make someone’s holiday visit to the Concord Museum’s Family Trees exhibit fun and enjoyable this year! Each December the Concord Museum puts on Family Trees: A Celebration of Children’s Literature. It is a month-long celebration in which the Museum’s galleries are filled with fanciful trees of all shapes and sizes, decorated with original ornaments inspired by acclaimed children’s storybooks and contemporary picture book favorites. A real family favorite! This will be the nineteenth year of Family Trees and the Museum is looking for some extra hands to engage visitors and families in the exhibits and help maintain a friendly and safe atmosphere in the museum galleries. We are looking for enthusiastic people who love working with families and young children in a fun, fast-paced environment. Interpreters will orient guests and welcome families, see that individuals, groups, and families have a positive experience, answer questions, and oversee the safety of the museum collection as families enjoy the decorated trees. Applicants must have excellent communication skills and exceptional customer service skills. Some weekend and holiday work is required. Opening is from December 1 – January 1st for 10 to 20 hours per week. Send a resume to the Director of Education at cm1@concordmuseum.org. EOE. Posted on: 10/21/2014

Museum Educator, School Program Coordinator

EcoTarium Worcester, MA
The EcoTarium, A Museum of Science & Nature, seeks an innovative and creative educator to develop, deliver and facilitate hands-on interpretive programs for the general public and groups, both on-site and off-site for all ages. Programming is on a variety of physical and natural science topics and includes interpretation of museum exhibits, digital planetarium and the outdoors. The educator is responsible for coordinating school and group programs, including developing curriculum that meets the Massachusetts Frameworks, program evaluation and fostering partnerships; duties also include budgeting and hiring and training on-call school and group program staff. Teaching is through hands-on and inquiry-based methods encouraging exploration and self-directed learning. Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree in a scientific field or education, Masters preferred. Candidates must have experience in formal and/or informal teaching along with excellent public presentation and demonstration skills. The successful candidate will enjoy working on a team, and bring a commitment to running creative educational programs with an entrepreneurial spirit. The position is full-time, including one weekend day. See full description at http://www.ecotarium.org/jobs. Please send cover letter, resume and names of three professional references to: Human Resources, Attn: Museum Educator, School Program Coordinator Search, EcoTarium, 222 Harrington Way, Worcester, MA 01604 or email: resume@ecotarium.org. AA/EEO Posted on: 10/07/2014

Hall of Human Life Program Manager

Museum of Science Boston, MA
The Hall of Human Life (HHL) Program Manager will be responsible for developing and maintaining training strategies for HHL staff and volunteer interpreters, and will oversee the daily running of the HHL exhibition. S/He will work closely with the HHL Manager to educate, inform, and motivate both staff and volunteers to ensure an overall positive, educational and fun experience for MoS visitors. The position requires the candidate to be enthusiastic about the science and topics that surround human biology, health and technology. S/he will engage in on-going information research with Museum staff and outside experts in order to assist in the development of new interpretations/programing and updating current interpretations in HHL. The successful candidate will have a passion for learning and teaching about topics in HHL to all ages and supervise and educate staff and volunteers. This position is full-time, 40 hours/week, and will require one weekend day. To apply, please visit https://mos.applicantpro.com/jobs/138510-29458.html. The Museum of Science is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. EOE/M/F/Vet/Disability Posted on: 09/16/2014

Curator of Education

Middlebury College Museum of Art Middlebury, VT
Responsible for the development, implementation, and management of the museum’s educational programs for diverse audiences including the Middlebury College community, general public, area schools, and the Museum Assistants Program [MAP]. Also responsible for oversight of museum education internships during the academic year and the development and implementation of a new startup program offering summer Museum internships for Middlebury students in area museums and art galleries. The Curator of Education will also work with Middlebury foreign language faculty to inaugurate use of the college Museum as a site for foreign language instruction. For complete job posting and to apply, visit https://middlebury.peopleadmin.com/postings/9540" title="apply for Curator of Education position at Middlebury College Museum of Art">https://middlebury.peopleadmin.com/postings/9540</a>. Posted on: 09/11/2014

Exhibits

Director of Exhibits

Mystic Seaport Museum Mystic, CT
Purpose of Position This position is responsible for delivering an ongoing program of creative and innovative exhibits that attract diverse audiences, introduce new scholarship and content, and increase attendance. It is responsible for the administration of all activities relating to the quality and effectiveness of the Exhibits department. This position will support general Museum operations with effective and timely communication and open dialog across departments for exhibit creation and special events such as previews and openings. Essential Functions: Communication and Teamwork • Shares the responsibility for improving the quality and effectiveness of exhibits and for insuring that education and broad access is central to these exhibitions. Leadership • Provides creative leadership to the department staff encouraging cooperation and teamwork. • Participates actively in the management of the Museum with Department Directors and the Management Committee. • Establishes and maintains professional relationships and memberships in professional associations to stay abreast of the latest trends in the Museum field. Business Management • Prepares and manages annual department and grant budgets. • Manages travelling exhibitions. Qualifications • BA/BS in American history, education, museum studies, or related field. • 5-10 years of experience in exhibit design and development is required. • Excellent communication and organizational skills are required. • Demonstrated success in a leadership position. • Demonstrated success in budgeting, staff management, and new program development. To Apply: Please submit a Mystic Seaport application (found at http://www.mysticseaport.org/wp-content/uploads/Employment-application.pdf), resume, and cover letter to human.resources@mysticseaport.org OR to Mystic Seaport PO Box 6000 Mystic, CT 06355 Attn: Human Resources. Application deadline is November 7. An EOE. Posted on: 10/08/2014

Manager, Historical English Clothing and Textiles

Plimoth Plantation Plymouth, MA
Plimoth Plantation is looking for a full-time, year-round Manager, Historical English Clothing and Textiles. The living history museum is located in Plymouth, MA, is well-known and admired as a unique destination for its thought-provoking, entertaining and fascinating living history programs and exhibits. This position will oversee historical clothing and textiles interpretation and production, managing daily operations, including budgeting, ordering and processing of supplies, interdepartmental communication, and scheduling. Research, design, produce, repair and maintain the 17th-century reproduction English clothing for the Museum’s Colonial Programs staff. Provide training for the staff in how to wear and care for their garments. Provide training to staff in the history of the style of clothing and manufacture/process of cloth-making in the time period in order to strengthen the exhibit and the interpretation of textiles, clothing, and fashion in Plymouth Colony. Represent the Museum’s Historical English Clothing and Textiles programming to other museums, historical organizations and media outlets. Bachelor’s Degree in the Arts or Humanities required. Proven knowledge of and success in the construction of 17th-century clothing. Some supervisory experience or, at a minimum, project management experience required. Please send cover letter & resume to: Sue Haverstock shaverstock@plimoth.org. Posted on: 09/24/2014

Facilities

No Facilities positions are currently available.

Museum Store

No Museum Store positions are currently available.

Security

No Security positions are currently available.

Visitor Services

Visitor Experience Associate

Boston Children's Museum Boston, MA
The Visitor Experience Associate (VEA) is responsible for promoting a fun learning experience for all visitors by interacting with children and families during their visit and providing excellent customer service to visitors in critical places throughout the Museum. The VEA models positive, educational, creative and respectful ways to interact with children and their caregivers through play. The VEA works with Educators to implement programs that promote the Museum’s mission to develop children who are curious, creative, healthy, globally aware and environmentally responsible, through daily programming and special events. VEAs participate in regularly scheduled staff meetings and ongoing trainings. Also, VEAs perform daily opening/closing duties throughout the Museum, including routine cleaning and restocking of teaching/activity kits, and preparation of program materials. Hours: Various shifts available • High school diploma or equivalent; some college experience preferred • Advanced course work or experience in customer service, education and/or family learning, or retail operations preferred • Experience working with young children (ages 0-10) and their families in recreational settings, afterschool programs or classrooms • Excellent communication skills and ability to interact positively with children, adults, and large groups • Ability to react positively to a rapidly changing environment and make good decisions under pressure • Ability to work with diverse staff and visitors • Theatrical or other performance experience a plus • Fluency in multiple languages a plus To apply, please send cover letter and resume via mail to Boston Children’s Museum, Attn: Human Resources, 308 Congress Street, Boston MA 02210; email to Jobs@BostonChildrensMuseum.org; fax to 617.423.3213. Posted on: 10/15/2014

Director of Visitor Services

Mystic Seaport Museum Mystic, CT
Mystic Seaport is currently looking for a Director of Visitor Services. This position is responsible for the leadership, strategic direction, and administration of all activities relating to the quality and effectiveness of the Visitor Services department, including admissions, event coordination and membership sales through a culture of hospitality, excellent customer service, and sound business practices. This position will support general Museum operations with effective and timely communication and open dialog across departments for on grounds programming and special projects. Essential Functions: Communication and Teamwork: Shares the responsibility for improving the quality and effectiveness of the visitor experience through the dissemination of clear, accurate, and consistent information and customer service across the Museum. Leadership: Provides creative leadership to the department staff encouraging cooperation and teamwork. Participates actively in the management of the Museum with Department Directors and the Management Committee including the Strategic Plan and implementation department-specific initiatives. Reviews and evaluates department supervisory and line staff. Business Management: Conducts and compiles visitor satisfaction surveys on a regular basis. Prepares and administers annual Department budget with the Assistant Director. Directs and manages grant projects and related budgets as appropriate. Qualifications: • B.A./B.S. in American history, education, museum studies or related field • 5-10 years’ experience required. • Willingness to work some weekends, holidays and evenings. To Apply: Please submit a Mystic Seaport application (found at http://www.mysticseaport.org/wp-content/uploads/Employment-application.pdf), resume, and cover letter to human.resources@mysticseaport.org OR to Mystic Seaport PO Box 6000 Mystic, CT 06355 Attn: Human Resources. An EOE. Posted on: 10/01/2014

Data Analyst

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Boston, MA
Responsible for transforming diverse data into integrated, actionable customer intelligence and strategy through customer profiling and segmentation, data mining, predictive modeling, and decision and optimization models. Demonstrated success in describing behaviors, explaining relationships, making predictions, measuring performance, controlling outcomes, and optimizing actions is required. The Data Analyst position will play a key role in advancing the organization to a data-driven approach to solving problems, and will proactively provide consultation to internal business areas. Bachelor’s degree in related field required, 3 to 5 years of experience in a Data Analyst role. Highly motivated, able to work independently, with an analytical, logical, flexible, and creative approach to solving problems. Strong analytical and process-modeling skills, ability to apply problem-solving techniques to complex business scenarios are required, effective written and verbal communication skills for presenting results of data analysis and statistical models to all levels within the organization. Required computer skills include business intelligence and reporting software such as Tableau, Crystal Reports, SQL, as well as Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, SharePoint). Please submit your cover letter and resume to: resumes@mfa.org. You may also submit your materials via postal mail to: Human Resources Department, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115. Only those selected for interviews will be contacted. The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston is an Equal Opportunity Employer and seeks diversity in its workforce. Posted on: 09/17/2014

Volunteer Services

No Volunteer Services positions are currently available.

Other

Public Events Coordinator - 24 hrs/week

Worcester Art Museum Worcester, MA
As part of the Audience Engagement team, the Coordinator will develop thorough understanding of event requirements within a unique and historic venue to plan and implement exhibition events and educational programming. Engage broad audiences and assist in producing events such as exhibition openings, Holidays at WAM, Flora in Winter, artist talks, and Master Series, among others. Responsibilities: process event requests, enter events into database, communicate event needs to collaborating departments, confirm event details with other staff and outside vendors, performers and the public. Event Day: assist in set-up, breakdown, and cleanup as needed. Event follow up: produce spreadsheets, reports, and statistics for exhibition programs and events in an organized and timely manner to evaluate the success of the event in achieving its goals. Requirements: Ability to work on various projects simultaneously, work with minimal supervision and meet deadlines. Associate’s degree or equivalent plus experience working in programming or event planning; knowledge of art is helpful. Excellent interpersonal communication, customer service, and organizational skills. Proficiency with Microsoft Office. This position requires the ability to work a flexible and varied schedule often including nights and weekends. Interested candidates please forward a resume and cover letter indicating work availability to humanresources@worcesterart.org or Director of Human Resources, 55 Salisbury Street, Worcester, MA 01609 before Thursday, October 30th, 2014. The Museum is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity. Posted on: 10/09/2014

Gift Shop Manager/Buyer

Friends of Rosamond Gifford Zoo Syracuse, NY
The Friends of the Rosamond Gifford Zoo, a non-profit organization, seeks a talented, experienced full-time store manager/buyer who is creative and self motivated with a proven track record of success. You will be responsible for all operational aspects of the store including; • Cash control policies and procedures along with inventory management • Personnel management, recruitment, training and scheduling • Purchase and sale of merchandise lines with a strategy to maximize sales • Visual merchandising • Department budgets and related Purchasing Plan and Open to Buy Plan • Providing visitors with the highest level of customer service and sales assistance This position requires a candidate who is proficient with data and statistical analysis in order to identify and achieve desired sales goals. Desired Training and Experience: • Bachelor’s degree in merchandising or related field and/or proven sales experience • Three years of experience working in a year-round and seasonal environment – retail operation and shop management • Previous experience in high customer volume and associated sales • Experience in retail buying with strong supplier management and negotiation skills • Previous experience in staff management To view the complete job description, please visit our website at rosamondgiffordzoo.org under employment. Background check completion is a requirement for employment. This exempt full-time position includes a competitive salary in the low to mid $30s DOE, and a comprehensive benefits package. A 40-hour workweek includes one weekend day with occasional extra hours as needed. Please send your cover letter and resume with three business references to employment@rosamondgiffordzoo.org or mail to: Friends of the Rosamond Gifford Zoo Attn: Employment 1 Conservation Place Syracuse, NY 13204 No phone calls please EOE Posted on: 09/30/2014

Business Manager

Concord Museum Concord, MA
The Concord Museum seeks a dedicated and experienced Business Manager, who is responsible for the financial management of the Museum as well as related business affairs of the organization, including human resources, buildings and grounds, and the Museum Shop. College degree required; MBA or CPA preferred. Three to six years related experience. Please send a letter of interest, resume, and the names of three references to: cm1@concordmuseum.org. No phone calls, please. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. For a full position listing, please see: http://www.concordmuseum.org/employment-opportunities.php Posted on: 09/05/2014