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Peabody Essex Museum Salem, MA
The Peabody Essex Museum, one of the most dynamic art museums in the nation, is seeking an extremely organized, responsible and flexible individual to provide consistently high-level administrative support to the Deputy Director of the Museum. The Executive Assistant ensures the smooth and efficient management of the Deputy Director’s office, interacting with senior museum staff, trustees, and donors. This individual oversees the time and schedule of the Deputy Director; proofreads, edits and prepares memos, correspondence and meeting materials; organizes and maintains project and archival files in paper and electronic form; analyzes, sorts and prioritizes inquiries, requests and correspondence; and provides diversified administrative support such as answering the Deputy Director’s phone, greeting guests, photocopying, ordering office supplies, preparing expense reports, etc. This individual works in a highly confidential capacity. The ideal candidate will be resourceful, able to work independently, adjust easily to changing priorities, and possess a Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of three years experience in a high-level administrative support role. Excellent written and oral communication, time management and multi-tasking skills required; creativity and initiative in identifying and fulfilling needs and implementing new administrative systems essential; highly organized and detail oriented a must; strong interpersonal skills and a team-oriented work style critical. Background in museums or art history a plus. Please submit cover letter, resume and salary requirements to:, or Peabody Essex Museum, East India Square, Salem, MA 01970, Attn: Human Resources. EOE. Posted on: 11/18/2014

Business Manager

Historic Newton Newton, MA
Business Manager, Newton Historical Society (Historic Newton) This position is half time. The Finance Manager of Historic Newton reports to the Museum Director and to the Finance Investment and Audit Committees of the Board of Directors. S/he is responsible for financial record keeping and reporting; annual budget preparation and monthly reporting; preparation of materials for auditors and submission of tax forms; management of grant reporting including government funding; management of benefits and oversight of payroll; reconciliation of bank statements and fund-raising reports; preparation of cash flow reports; negotiation and maintenance of contracts with utilities, insurance and other providers in the best interest of the museum; and remaining current on nonprofit management and accounting issues and industry best practices. Qualifications: Applicants should have experience with non-profit accounting and reporting procedures, software, financial grant-reporting; a bachelor’s degree or higher in business, accounting or equivalent experience; detail oriented with strong initiative, problem-solving and communication skills; and must have high level of comfort with on-line platforms and computers. Knowledge of Quickbooks for Non-Profits is helpful. See our website at: Please send resume and cover letter to: Posted on: 11/17/2014

Assistant for Administration & Finance

Mystic Seaport Museum Mystic, CT
The Assistant for Administration & Finance for the Williams/Mystic Maritime Studies Program, jointly administered by Williams College (Williamstown MA) and Mystic Seaport (Mystic CT), is responsible for all office and general financial (billing, invoices, reimbursements, and accounts) management; student and summer housing; student registration; the production of semester and weekly schedules; reservations, transportation, meal planning, and other matters associated with field seminars; vehicle fleet management; student life; opening and closing semester ceremonies; planning and discharging Parents (Friends & Family) Day; the Williams-Mystic Annual Council Meeting co-ordination and Annual Report production, and other such duties as assigned by the Director. In addition, there are some required weekend and evening activities, as well as participation in Field Seminars, Open House, and other special events. 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 for application is 12/12/14. An EOE. Posted on: 11/17/2014

President and Chief Operating Officer

Providence Children's Museum Providence, RI
Providence Children's Museum – the first and only children's museum in Rhode Island – opened in 1977. The Museum currently has a $2.0 million operating budget – 58% earned, 25% private support, 17% government support – and serves 170,000 people a year. Its commitment to serving children has led to partnerships with Head Start, RI Department of Children - Youth and Families, AmeriCorps, social service agencies and schools/out-of-school programs throughout the state. The Museum has achieved national recognition and become an integral part of southern New England life, a place where children are nurtured and celebrated. The President and Chief Operating Officer of Providence Children’s Museum is responsible for advancing the Museum’s presence in the community as a leading resource for hands-on play and learning for children ages 1 – 11 and their adult caregivers, through direct interaction with leaders in the nonprofit, for profit and government domains; for taking an active role in fundraising activities to support the Museum’s development; and for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the Museum. The candidate will be expected to have: demonstrated track record in management and leadership, including vast knowledge in staff development, staff management and general management; experience in museum leadership; financial and business acumen; and ability to seek out and develop growth opportunities to broaden the Museum’s value to its stakeholders and to enhance its financial viability. For full description go to: Posted on: 11/17/2014

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: 11/17/2014

Executive Director

Montshire Museum of Science Norwich, VT
The Montshire Museum of Science is a hands-on museum located in Norwich, Vermont, consisting of more than 140 exhibits relating to the natural and physical sciences, ecology, and technology. Fostering informal science and early childhood education for children and adults of all ages, the Museum is one of the busiest museums in northern New England, typically attracting more than 150,000 visitors annually from across the nation while reaching more than 20,000 schoolchildren in New Hampshire and Vermont. Reporting to the Board of Trustees, the Executive Director is responsible for the leadership and management of the entire organization including strategic direction, finances, fundraising, programs, staff, partnerships and external relations. The Executive Director is charged with delivering on the mission and goals of the organization in a manner that is fiscally sound, responsive to effective practices in nonprofit management and reflects established standards for museum operations. We seek an accomplished leader with vision, creative inspiration and a proven ability to build upon the organization’s success. A background in the successful development of constituent relations that result in major individual gifts, foundation grants, corporate sponsorships and other sources of philanthropic support will be a significant factor in candidate selection. A passion for science education programming in a setting like the Museum will be highly advantageous. A bachelor’s degree is required. Applications and nominations are being received by Kittleman & Associates. To apply, please send a current resume and cover letter to: Posted on: 11/11/2014

Operations Director

Castle Preservation Society Moultonborough, NH
The Operations Director is a critical member of the Castle in the Clouds senior management team. The Operations Director will provide strategic guidance and leadership to four operational areas: Visitor Services, Food Service, Wedding/Event Rentals, and Retail Operations with the aim of delivering an exceptional visitor experience and maximizing earned revenue. As a member of the senior management team, the Operations Director will also serve routinely as the Manager on Duty, providing day to day management of the museum operation. This is a salaried, full-time, year-round position. For more information including how to apply, please download the full job description from Posted on: 11/06/2014

Executive Director

Boothbay Railway Village Boothbay, ME
The BRV is seeking an energetic, innovative individual to assume the role of Executive Director. For the past 50 years the “BRV has served Mid Coast Maine by operating a narrow gauge live-steam railroad , an antique car museum and hosting community oriented events all set on the grounds of a 12 acre period Maine village. To be considered for the position previous nonprofit employment is highly desirable including experience in managing the routine and special functions of a museum. Skill sets will include budget creation, personnel management and fund raising. The winning candidate must have strong leadership qualities, superior managerial, communication and team building qualities. Demonstrated effective public relations experience is a plus. The Director reports to an active 17 member Board. Together they work on policies and long & short-term goals for all aspects of the “BRV”. The Director’s primary responsibilities include overall planning, development, financial /operations management, and safety compliance ensuring on-going stability, growth, and visitor satisfaction. Please submit cover letter and resume to BRV Executive Director Search Committee at: Stephen C Williams Board President BRV 320 Robinhood Rd Georgetown, ME 04548 See us at and Posted on: 11/03/2014

Director, Visitor Services

Museum of Science Boston, MA
The Director of Visitor Services will direct the Museum's Visitor Services department in collaboration with Vice President and Associate Vice President. Provide leadership for the Box Office, onsite sales efforts, ticket taking and access control, and assigned venue operations to meet sales goals, meet operational requirements, and deliver excellent customer service. This position is full-time, 40 hours/week, Sunday-Thursday. To apply, visit Equal Opportunity Employer/Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disability Posted on: 10/31/2014

Executive Director

Portsmouth Submarine Memorial Association Portsmouth, NH
Executive Director Albacore Park Portsmouth, New Hampshire The Portsmouth Submarine Memorial Association (PSMA) seeks a replacement for its Executive Director who is retiring. This is a hands-on position for the only full-time employee of PSMA. No development or fund raising activities are involved. PSMA owns a 7-acre park in Portsmouth where the historic submarine USS ALBACORE is on display in a dry basin and where a small museum and gift shop is also located. The park is staffed by the Director and several part-time employees, who support ongoing interpretation to the 30,000 plus annual park visitors. The Director is responsible for the operations and maintenance of the submarine, park, museum and gift shop and to support the Board of Directors, many of whose members are actively involved in facility and submarine maintenance. The ideal candidate will have experience in all aspects of marketing and managing a small museum with a gift shop including inventory control and point-of-sales record keeping. For more information and a full job description, please submit your cover letter and resume to or mail to Albacore Park, 600 Market St., Portsmouth NH 03801, attn. : R Wilder Posted on: 10/27/2014

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: Please submit a cover letter and resume to 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



The Hyde Collection Glens Falls, NY
The Hyde Collection is seeking a forward-looking Curator to lead the department. A member of the Museum’s senior staff, the Curator reports to the Director. SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES: Collections: The Curator oversees acquisition, care, preservation, exhibition, and loan of collection objects. S/he ensures appropriate handling, security, storage, documentation, and inventory of objects; develops wall text, labels, and catalogue entries; and researches, lectures, and writes about the collection. S/he recommends additions to the collection; prepares and presents research related to accessions or deaccessions. Exhibitions: The curator creates exhibition schedules; selects and negotiates loans; and creates and implements design, installation, wall text, labels catalogues, brochures, and presentations. Inter-disciplinary: The Curator collaborates on programming, gallery tours, and docent training; participates in publicity; assists in cultivation of collectors; and writes grant content for curatorial programs. Administrative: The Curator provides supervision to staff, interns, volunteers, and contractors; creates and administers department budgets; holds planning meetings; attends staff meetings; represents the Museum at community events; and serves on committees or panels. M.A. or PhD. in appropriate field with at least five years of curatorial experience and a record of exhibitions and publications. Effective communicator, both verbally and in writing, to all internal and external constituencies. Depth of scholarship and knowledge of collections care and documentation issues. Team-player with experience managing staff and budgets. Submit cover letter, resume, writing samples, and letters of recommendation (email preferred) to: Lynne Mason,, The Hyde Collection, 161 Warren Street, Glens Falls, New York 12801 Posted on: 11/03/2014

Beatrice Fox Auerbach Chief Curator

The Mark Twain House & Museum Hartford, CT
The Mark Twain House & Museum welcomes applications for the Beatrice Fox Auerbach Chief Curator (“Curator”) position. In 2001, the Beatrice Fox Auerbach Foundation Fund, through the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, designated funds for a permanent endowment to support a senior curator position: Chief Curator. POSITION PURPOSE: The Chief Curator will direct the maintenance and preservation of historical properties, management of archives and collections, and exhibition of artifacts, aligned with the museum’s mission, vision, and values. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: -- Responsible for the care and preservation of the Mark Twain House, a National Historic Landmark and “one of the ten best historic homes in the world” according to National Geographic; the Carriage House; and the historic interpretation of the Grounds -- Responsible for the museum’s major collection of furniture, artifacts, papers, books, photographs, and the adjunct collection of Tiffany glass with guidance from the Collections Committee -- Responsible for mounting periodic exhibitions highlighting important elements of Mark Twain’s life and achievements, as well as related subjects in the fields of art and history Complete job description, qualifications and application information can be found at: Posted on: 10/27/2014

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 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 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, position number 005759. Posted on: 10/15/2014

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 EOE Posted on: 10/01/2014

Development and Marketing

Foundations and Corporate Relations Specialist

Shelburne Museum Shelburne, VT
Shelburne Museum in Shelburne, Vermont has an immediate opening for a Foundations and Corporate Relations Specialist. Reporting to the Director of Development, the incumbent will be responsible for conducting a full range of activities required to prepare, submit, and manage grant proposals to foundation and corporate sources. Providing stewardship to current donors, including working with the Director of Development to provide regular written updates to corporate and foundation donors is a major job component along with maintaining current records in the Raiser’s Edge database and in paper files, including grant tracking and reporting. This position will also assist with other fundraising/museum projects as requested. Excellent written communication skills, attention to detail, and strong editing skills are requirements of this position along with the ability to meet deadlines and work well as part of a team. Founded in 1947 by pioneering collector Electra Havemeyer Webb (1888-1960), Shelburne Museum in Shelburne, Vermont is one of the nation’s finest and most diverse museums of art, Americana, and design. Comprised of 38 buildings on 42 acres and housing over 150,000 objects, the Museum is renowned for its Impressionist paintings, folk art, quilts and textiles, decorative arts, American paintings, and horse-drawn vehicles. We offer a spectacular work environment, competitive salary, and excellent benefit package. To apply, please send completed application, resume, cover letter, and writing sample to Human Resources, PO Box 10, Shelburne, VT 05482. Visit for a full job description. Posted on: 11/18/2014

Development Officer

USS Constitution Museum Boston, MA
The Development Officer is responsible for planning and implementing all of the Museum’s fundraising and cultivation events. The Development Officer works closely with the Director of Development, the President and members of the Boards to define and reach the goals of each of these events. The Development Officer also coordinates all external rentals of the Museum for meetings and functions. The Development Officer is part of an interdepartmental team that promotes the Museum and its programs through an ongoing public relations campaign. The Development Officer reports to the Director of Development. A complete job description can be found at Cover letter and resume can be emailed to Posted on: 11/13/2014

Individual Gifts Officer

Museum of Science Boston, MA
The Individual Giving Officer manages a portfolio of 200-250 individual donors, the majority with the capacity to give at the $2,500+ level, and will create and implement personalized plans to cultivate, solicit, and close unrestricted Annual Fund gifts. The Individual Gifts Officer will help manage a range of donor cultivation activities that include individual donor visits, stewardship and cultivation events. The IGO will also assist Board members and other volunteers to cultivate and solicit peers. This position's effectiveness will be measured by the number of personal contacts over the year, number of personal solicitations, and amount of dollars generated. To apply, please visit The Museum of Science is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. Posted on: 11/07/2014


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 - 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 See full job description on museum website 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: See full job description on museum website 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 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 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



Peabody Essex Museum Salem, MA
Peabody Essex Museum has a Part-Time opening for an Administrative Assistant within the education department. Reporting to the Chief of Education and Interpretation, this individual will work in close partnership with the CEI to provide administrative support in all aspects of the administration of the CEI’s office, including but not limited to scheduling, word processing, phone work, correspondence, filing, office systems, routine financial reporting and other needs as required. The position handles highly confidential information and undertakes administrative projects as assigned. The ideal candidate will be resourceful, able to work independently, adjust easily to changing priorities and must possess: a minimum of three years experience in an administrative support role and a BS/BA or the equivalent combination of education and experience; demonstrable computer skills (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint); excellent telephone skills; well-developed interpersonal and customer service skills; ability to organize complex information for multiple outputs such as web and print material, ability to manage a variety of tasks and to prioritize; individual initiative; and a team-oriented work style. Museum experience is a plus. Please send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to:, or mail to Peabody Essex Museum, East India Square, Salem, MA 01970, Attn: Human Resources. PEM is committed to diversity among its employees and encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply. Posted on: 11/12/2014

Public Programs Coordinator

Castle Preservation Society Moultonborough, NH
The Public Programs Coordinator will manage all aspects of planning, developing, implementing, and assessing adult, family, and children’s programs. The Public Programs Coordinator will work in support of the Castle mission with the goal of providing outstanding visitor services and quality programs and events for a broad audience. Public programs at Castle in the Clouds include formal and informal educational programs as well as special events, all supporting the mission and centered around the historical, cultural, and natural resources of the Castle Estate. This position is a salaried, year-round position working approximately 40 hours per week in season and approximately 20 hours per week in the off-season. For more information and to apply visit Posted on: 11/06/2014

Director of Education

Hancock Shaker Village Pittsfield, MA
A full-time Director of Education is sought for Hancock Shaker Village (HSV), an accredited museum and National Historic Landmark. The Director develops and advances Interpreter and volunteer training and scheduling, audience engagement, program relevancy, program selections and scheduling, strategic outcomes related to the visitor experience, school and community partnerships, and program funding and budgets. S/he develops, delivers, and evaluates a comprehensive interpretive plan and an array of public programs, including historic building and site interpretation, artisan craft demonstrations, guided and self-guided tours, workshops, family activities, and special events. An innovative thinker and can-do manager will do well in this position. The Educator reports to the HSV President and supervises a corps of Interpreters and volunteers and contract program providers. Requirements: a bachelor’s degree and 5 years museum and education experience; master’s degree preferred; Tuesday-Saturday in season schedule and availability for weekend and evening program duties. Incumbent will have an in-depth knowledge of American history; proficiency with scheduling, logistics, and Microsoft Office; a strong sense of initiative and responsibility; and a record of building sustainable mission-based programs. S/he will be an effective team player and leader, and a gracious listener and communicator. Respond by November 17, 2014, with cover letter, resume, and list of professional references, with subject line “Director of Education” to No phone calls, please. Posted on: 11/03/2014


Director of Galleries and Exhibitions

MIT Museum Cambridge, MA
MIT Museum engages the wider community with MIT’s research and teaching in ways that will best serve the nation and the world in the 21st century. Its galleries and exhibitions draw on the Museum’s extensive collections as well as MIT resources, covering a wide variety of topics: art, design, engineering, science, technology. The Museum will move to Kendall Square ≈2019, to the new campus gateway that MIT will build. Planning for this capital project has begun. Reporting to the Museum Director, the Director of Galleries and Exhibitions has responsibility for procurement of all exhibitions, and management of all galleries and exhibition spaces, including the main Museum and satellite galleries. S/he also has responsibility for planning and project management of the galleries for the new Museum at Kendall, and all exhibitions including content development, design, fabrication and installation. S/he will assume intellectual responsibility for the exhibition program, working with the Director, Curators, Director of Programs, and other staff members; and will lead the Exhibitions Team. Requirements: Undergraduate and graduate degrees in relevant area(s). Minimum 5 years of experience in exhibition development, management and production, including major exhibition galleries and/or a new museum. Demonstrated experience in leading teams of specialist contributors. Ability to take intellectual ownership of a portfolio of exhibitions across a wide range of scientifically and technologically complex subjects. Demonstrated experience in budgeting and in planning and delivering projects on time and on budget. Must apply online at MIT HR website, Job #11709-Q. Complete job description available on Museum website. Posted on: 11/17/2014

Curator of Exhibitions

Norman Rockwell Museum Stockbridge, MA
Norman Rockwell Museum is seeking a talented and enthusiastic curator/scholar to develop dynamic on-site and traveling exhibitions inspired by the history and significance of the art of illustration within diverse artistic and cultural contexts. Excellent interpretive, writing, presentation/public speaking, and communication skills, and the ability to conduct new scholarly research toward the creation of exhibitions that further illuminate this important aspect of visual culture are required. The successful candidate will be fluent in best professional practices, contemporary interpretive techniques, integrative digital programming for exhibitions, and innovative approaches to public access for varied audiences. Master’s degree in art, art history, museum studies, or a related field and at least five years professional museum experience preferred. For more information visit our website at Apply to: Holly Coleman, Director of Human Resources, P.O. Box 308, Stockbridge, MA 01262, 413-931-2228, Posted on: 11/07/2014

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, resume, and cover letter to OR to Mystic Seaport PO Box 6000 Mystic, CT 06355 Attn: Human Resources. An EOE. Posted on: 10/08/2014


Senior Project Manager - Arts District

Dartmouth College Hanover, NH
Dartmouth College, in Hanover, New Hampshire, is located on a beautiful, historic campus consisting of 237 acres and more than five million gross square feet in 165 buildings. In recent years, Dartmouth has been actively engaged in enhancing its Arts District. To assist with these project developments, Dartmouth’s Office of Planning, Design and Construction is seeking an outstanding Senior Project Manager. The Senior Project Manager will be responsible for overseeing a portfolio of building and landscape projects for the Arts District, to include planning, design, cost estimating and budget control, permitting, construction, scheduling, reporting and problem solving. A primary responsibility will be oversight of the upcoming expansion to the Hood Museum. The project architects are Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects, designers of the Barnes Foundation, the Phoenix Art Museum, and several other prominent arts facilites. This is an outstanding career opportunity for an experienced project manager with at least 10 years of experience in the planning, design and administering all aspects of major capital construction projects. Experience in a museum setting is strongly preferred. A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a relevant technical field is required. This is a three-year term position with compensation commensurate with qualifications and experience. For the full job description or to apply, please go to To speak with a Recruiter about this opportunity, please go to Posted on: 11/18/2014

Museum Store

No Museum Store positions are currently available.


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Visitor Services

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 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 special events, 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. • Establishes and maintains appropriate professional relationships and memberships in professional associations to stay abreast of the latest trends in the Museum field. • 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, resume, and cover letter to OR to Mystic Seaport PO Box 6000 Mystic, CT 06355 Attn: Human Resources. An EOE. Posted on: 11/07/2014

Visitor Services/Group Tour Coordinator

The Mary Baker Eddy Library Boston, MA
Oversee the Visitor Services activities and staff on a day-to-day basis. Responsible for opening and closing the exhibit area and Mapparium, and responding to daily needs as they arise. Oversee VSA individual projects, and track progress. Coordinates group tours, including scheduling; assigning guides, and working with the Educational Programs Coordinator on group tour content. With the Marketing Manager, participates in promotional initiatives to increase group tour activity and develop outreach strategies. Under the direction of the Operations Manager, facilitates all aspects of the day-to-day Visitor Services operations, including serving on the floor as part of the regular rotation and giving tours. Coordinates monthly VSA schedules and weekly VSA meetings. With respect to both Visitor Services and Group Tours, constantly monitors the visitor experience to meet visitor needs and requests, provide direction, and help visitors have an enjoyable and thoughtful experience. Resolves visitor issues quickly and effectively, ensuring visitor security and safety. Takes particular care of visitors with special needs and foreign language requirements. Helps maintain clean and organized public spaces and alerts appropriate contacts about equipment malfunctions. Proposes and implements Visitor Services and Group Tour policies, procedures, literature, signage, etc., in conjunction with the Operations Manager. Brings an irrepressible commitment to developing a world-class level of customer service to the Library, through selection, training, and supervision/coordination of staff. Work schedule is Tuesday - Saturday, 8:30am - 4:30pm. Some Sundays and Mondays as needed. Appy at: Posted on: 10/27/2014

Experience Coordinator

Providence Children's Museum Providence, RI
Providence Children’s Museum is Rhode Island’s only museum especially for children and their caregivers. Its mission is to inspire and celebrate learning through active play and exploration. The Museum opened its doors in 1977 and now welcomes 160,000 visitors a year and is recognized as one of the top 20 children's museums in the US. The Museum seeks a dynamic individual for an Experience Coordinator position. The Experience Coordinators are a team of managers, primarily responsible for the quality of the visitor experience at Providence Children's Museum. As a team, the Experience Coordinators ensure the smooth daily operation of the Museum and coordinate, prepare for, and implement educational programs. RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to: Train and manage frontline staff; Resolve visitor questions and concerns; Assist visitors in exhibits and facilitate programs as needed; Manage the operation of children's birthday parties, events and Museum rentals; Secure the Museum building and grounds daily. QUALIFICATIONS include, but are not limited to: Responsible team player; Experience working with children and a commitment to children’s learning through play; Strong interpersonal skills: helpful, calm, friendly demeanor; Customer service and supervisory experience preferred; Track record of attention to detail while setting priorities, meeting critical deadlines and flexibly solving problems. For full job posting, compensation information, and application instructions visit: Review of applications begins October 31, 2014. Posted on: 10/27/2014

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; fax to 617.423.3213. Posted on: 10/15/2014

Volunteer Services

No Volunteer Services positions are currently available.


Museum Evaluation Course Instructor

Tufts University Medford, MA
Position Description Tufts University’s Department of Education seeks a qualified candidate to teach Museum Evaluation during Summer 2015. This course introduces Museum Studies graduate and certificate students to museum exhibition and program evaluation theories, methodologies, and implementation, and addresses research, design, protocols, ethics, measurement techniques, sampling, data analysis and interpretation, and reporting. Qualifications College-level teaching experience preferred. A minimum of master’s degree and museum evaluation experience required. Application Instructions Applicants should send an application letter describing professional and teaching experience, a resume, and a sample course syllabus and ask three references to send confidential letters (preferably at least one reference should speak to the candidate’s teaching experience) directly to Interfolio at: Questions about the position may be directed to Cynthia Robinson, Director of Museum Studies, via email at Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Posted on: 11/06/2014

Curatorial Approaches to Collections Management Instructor

Tufts University Medford, MA
Position Description Tufts University’s Museum Studies Program and Department of Art and Art History seek a qualified candidate to teach FAH0284 during Fall 2015. The course introduces students to the intersecting responsibilities of managing a collection while making it accessible. The course will address principles, policies, and practices relating to core collections management functions, from acquisition to deaccessioning, as well as the intellectual control and protection of collections both in storage and on display. Students will learn about collaborating with artists and community members, managing loans, and project administration, and will explore access strategies such as open storage, online high-resolution images, and call-up-the-art study centers. The three-hour classes meet weekly. Qualifications College-level teaching experience preferred. A minimum of Master’s degree and museum collections management experience required. Application Instructions Applicants should send an application letter describing professional and teaching experience along with a resume and draft syllabus, and ask three references to send confidential letters (preferably one reference should speak to the candidate’s teaching experience) to Interfolio at: Questions about the position may be directed to Cynthia Robinson, Director of Museum Studies, via email at Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Posted on: 11/06/2014

Content and Production Assistant

Applewood Books, Inc. Carlisle, MA
Applewood Books, a Carlisle, MA publisher of books for the cultural traveler, is seeking a content and production assistant to join our team. The successful candidate will assist with the editorial, design and production of our content, will manage our digital assets, will provide creative and technical work related to production, and attend to editorial details, including writing, editing and proofreading. The right candidate must have a solid understanding of the technical skills required for this position, and a personal interest in and understanding of historical content. Qualifications: • Must be proficient in InDesign, Photoshop, Quark, Illustrator, Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat. Must also be comfortable managing fonts. • Excellent communication skills and attention to details a must. • Demonstrated writing and proofreading abilities. • Should be enthusiastic to learn in all areas of publishing. • A genuine interest in American history and cultural travel is preferred. • 1-3 years experience in trade publishing. To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to Jennifer Delaney at Posted on: 10/29/2014

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 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 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