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Director of Communications

Yale University Art Gallery New Haven, CT
General Purpose: Reporting to the Deputy Director for Exhibitions, Programming, and Education at the Yale University Art Gallery, the Director of Communications facilitates a dynamic public image for the Gallery, and provides strong leadership for the effective communication of the museum’s identity, program, and mission. Responsibilities encompass a broad range of communications activities including media relations, outreach at the local, regional, national, and international level, and development of a wide range of print and digital promotions for diverse audiences. Qualifications: • Bachelor’s Degree in English, Journalism, Communications, or a related field; Two years of experience in public relations, journalism, newspaper writing, editing, or equivalent combination of education and experience. • Proven public relations/communications abilities in a museum or cultural non-profit organization. Strong interest in the visual arts and art museums. • Well developed written/oral communication skills; strong attention to detail and superior organizational skills; ability to communicate with museum staff, public and press in a knowledgeable, timely and professional manner. • Experience writing/editing for print and electronic media, project management with external and internal clients, and experience in presenting and articulating creative and technical concepts. Working knowledge of Adobe Dreamweaver (HTML), Photoshop, and InDesign. • Preferred: Masters degree; five years experience in public relations/communications in a museum, visual arts, or academic institution. Application: For more information and immediate consideration, please apply online at www.Yale.edu/jobs - the STARS requisition ID for this position is 24729BR. Please be sure to reference this website when applying for this position. AA/EEO – M/F/Disability/Veteran Posted on: 04/16/2014

Office Manager

Historical Society of Old Newbury Newburyport, MA
Historical Society of Old Newbury Newburyport, MA The Office Manager serves as a key member of a small team of professional staff. He/she will fulfill the HSON’s administrative needs directly and through the use of volunteers and interns. Specific responsibilities include management of the membership program and activities, social media outreach, production of the newsletter and Constant Contact mailings, support for ongoing programs, special events, and fundraisers. The position requires excellent interpersonal skills and a professional and friendly demeanor. The Office Manager must be a self starter, have strong verbal and written communication skills, and be able to work independently and as part of a team. Proficiency with Microsoft office suite and database management are required. Graphic design skills are desirable. The ability to multi-task and adhere to calendar deadlines is essential. 30 hours/week. To apply, send cover letter and resume to sedwards@newburyhist.org Posted on: 04/15/2014

Director of Finance & Operations

Providence Children's Museum Providence, RI
The Director of Finance & Operations reports to the Executive Director and is a member of the Museum’s senior leadership team. S/he is responsible for financial management, office support systems and building systems. Oversees financial record keeping and reporting • Leads annual budget preparation • Supports annual financial audit • Manages financial reporting for grants, including government funding • Manages payroll and benefits • Oversees IT and office systems, supplies and equipment • Negotiates and maintains contracts with utility, insurance and other providers • Oversees mechanical, structural and operational building components • Supports finance committee of the Board • Supervises F&O assistant, IT manager, building manager. Full time position available immediately. Minimum five years nonprofit financial management experience required, including experience in nonprofit accounting procedures and software and payroll and benefits management; supervisory experience; bachelors or higher degree in business or equivalent experience; detail-oriented with strong problem-solving and communication skills. For full job description and application procedures please go to http://www.childrenmuseum.org/jobFinanceOperations.asp Providence Children’s Museum has served children and families since 1977. The Museum has a balanced operating budget of $2.2 million, 60% of which is earned through admission, membership, contracted services, program and consulting fees. Government grants account for approximately 15%, with the balance raised through private giving and investment income. A professional staff of 30, supported by volunteers and AmeriCorps members, serve over 160,000 Museum visitors a year and 10,000-plus through off-site outreach programs. Posted on: 04/15/2014

Director of Finance and Operations

EcoTarium Worcester, MA
The Director of Finance and Operations (DFO) serves as a key leadership team member and an active participant in making strategic decisions at the EcoTarium. The DFO oversees a large support staff at the Museum, including finance and human resources, facilities management, information technology systems and audio/visual services. Serves as the CFO for the institution, managing financial matters. Master’s degree in Business Administration or a related field required. Minimum ten years in senior level administration and/or financial management required, with five years in museum management preferred. Experience and successful record in grant management (Federal, State and Private Foundation experience preferred). Outstanding written and verbal communication skills; highest level presentation, negotiation, project management, and problem-solving skills required. Proficiency in financial software, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and other related programs. Direct and coordinate museum’s financial and budget activities. Oversee management of the EcoTarium’s facilities, including the maintenance team and operations including the power plant and Explorer Express train. Oversee personnel-related functions, including payroll, recruitment, benefits planning and administration, compliance, reviews and terminations actions. Manage service contracts related to insurance, facilities, cleaning, rentals, information technology and food services. Coordinate the activities of the Finance, Investment, HR and Buildings & Grounds committees of the Board of Trustees. Full job description can be found on EcoTarium’s website: www. ecotarium.org. Please send a cover letter, resume and names of three references to: Human Resources, Attn: Director of Finance and Operations Search, EcoTarium, 222 Harrington Way, Worcester, MA 01604 or email: resume@ecotarium.org. Posted on: 04/08/2014

Director of Operations

Rhode Island Historical Society Providence, RI
The Director of Operations of the Rhode Island Historical Society (RIHS) will manage the day-to-day on-site construction, maintenance and alterations of facilities, as well as ensuring excellence through effective oversight of the organizations' human resources. Some responsibilities include the evaluation of the use of our space, continued analysis of our systems and procedures (both facility and personnel related), development of long-range plans in both facilities and personnel areas, reviewing and ensuring compliance with governmental regulations, working with insurance brokers, and overseeing staff. The Director of Operations will report directly to the Executive Director. The Director of Operations will be the staff member assigned to both the Human Resources and Facilities Committees of the board of the RIHS. The successful candidate will have strong written and interpersonal skills. Fluency with Microsoft systems is required. She/he will have a Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from a four-year college or university; and/or a minimum of seven years of increasing responsibility in leadership, and operational management. Experience in not-for-profit preferred, as is experience managing capital improvement projects or human resource departments. Please visit www.rihs.org or click on the link below for a more detailed job description. http://www.rihs.org/about-us/employment-opportunities/job-description-director-of-operations/ Please send a cover letter, resume or CV, and contact information for three references to: jobs@rihs.org. Posted on: 03/31/2014

Executive Director, Biggs Museum of American Art

Opportunity Resources Inc. New York, NY
The Biggs Museum of American Art in Dover, the historic capital of Delaware, celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2012. The Biggs serves the Delmarva region, with a population of 680,000. Dover is convenient to Wilmington, DE and Delaware’s Atlantic Beach communities and is equidistant (85 miles) from Philadelphia and Washington, DC. The permanent collection of 2000+ objects traces fine and decorative arts of the Mid-Atlantic since the 1700’s, with a Delaware focus. Strong exhibitions and programming serve children, adults, families and scholars. The Biggs operates with a $1.2 million budget; 5 FT and 9 PT staff; and a 17-member Board of Trustees. The Director reports to the Board Chair and is responsible for strategic planning, programmatic excellence, fundraising and financial stability. The Director represents the Biggs regionally and nationally. The successful candidate will have 8 years of similar senior staff or director experience; successful fundraising, staff and financial experience, knowledge of American art and advanced degree. She/he will have enthusiasm and resourcefulness to shepherd the Biggs’ growth. 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: 03/21/2014

Deputy Director - Museum of Texas Tech University

Texas Tech University Lubbock, TX
The Deputy Director of the Museum of Texas Tech University will support the Executive Director and the university as the lead representative of the Museum to its external constituents and the general public. The Deputy Director’s primary areas of responsibility include marketing and promotion, community engagement, and public education. The Deputy Director will also support the Executive Director in the administrative areas of strategic planning, budget and finance, and policy development and implementation, especially where these areas affect external relations. As appropriate, the Deputy Director will assist and coordinate with the development officer assigned to the Museum. The Deputy Director reports to the Executive Director. The minimum qualification, applicants must have a master’s degree in Museum Studies/Science or a discipline related to the mission of the Museum. Preference will be for applicants who have relevant experience in a museum or non-profit environment, who share the Museum’s interests and goals, and who have a proven record of success in marketing and community engagement. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. For detailed job description, visit www.workattexastech.com; search job title Deputy Director. The following supporting documents must be uploaded with your online application: resume, cover letter, and professional references. Apply at: http://jobs.texastech.edu/postings/60947. The entities of the Texas Tech University System are Equal Opportunity Employers and employ without regard to sex, race, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, genetic information, status as a disabled or Vietnam era veteran, or other protected classes. Texas Tech University offers a great benefits/retirement package. Posted on: 03/19/2014

President/CEO

Coastal Discovery Museum Hilton Head Island, SC
Coastal Discovery Museum explores the natural history and cultural heritage of South Carolina’s Lowcountry. It is known for its beautiful setting on Hilton Head Island’s 68-acre Honey Horn Plantation and for unique educational and public programming. Approximately 20 programs are held on- and off-site weekly and serve area residents, students and tourists. The Museum attracts 100,000 visitors annually. The operating budget is $1 million; FT staff six; 22-person Board and 150 devoted volunteers. The successful candidate will have ten years of progressively responsible experience in a cultural or educational institution with similar complexity of subject matter and programmatic breadth. The most important qualities include leadership skills, programmatic vision, ambition, drive and enthusiasm for leading a young, successful organization to new growth and achievement. Proven fundraising and Board management experience required. Advanced degree highly preferred. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the President/CEO has full responsibility for management and coordination of the Museum and successful implementation of all plans and programs and is chief advocate and public spokesperson for the Museum. Address all 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: 03/04/2014

Collections

Project Archivist, Irving and Casson/A. H. Davenport Collection

Historic New England Haverhill, MA
This limited term position works as part of the collections services team and is responsible for processing an archival collection generated by the firm of Irving and Casson/A. H. Davenport, creating an online finding aid for the collection in accordance with archival standards and best practices, selecting images for digitization, creating metadata for the digitized items, developing a landing page for the collection our website, creating a collection-level MARC record for the collection, and supervising interns and volunteers. An ALA-accredited Master’s degree in library and information science or similar graduate degree in archival studies or Master’s degree in decorative arts or related studies; knowledge of American and European decorative arts and furniture history; experience with computerized collections management systems, such as Minisis, Archivist’s Toolkit, or Re:Discovery; experience processing archival and manuscript collections or a combination of archival and decorative arts collections; and experience using controlled vocabularies such as AAT, TGN, LCSH, and LCNAF; excellent data entry skills; a high degree of attention to detail; and the ability to effectively manage time in order to meet project deadlines. Ability to interact and communicate with staff orally and in writing is essential. Requires fully competent computer skills including skilled use of MSWord, PowerPoint, and Excel spreadsheet functions. This employee must be able to operate effectively in a team environment, where communication within and among teams is essential to success. Supervisory experience is preferred. Submission: Applications will be accepted through April 15, 2014. Please send resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to jobs@historicnewengland.org Posted on: 03/18/2014

Digitization Project Assistant

New Britain Museum of American Art New Britain, CT
New Britain Museum of American Art The Digitization Project Assistant is a full time durational position assisting the Project Manager with key aspects of the NBMAA Digitization Project during this 1.5-2 year appointment. The Project: Phase II of the Digital Initiative: Access to American Art at the NBMAA project entails the digitization of 5,000 objects, including the collection highlights, plus images for 3,000 works of art to create a more comprehensive online research and education tool. Collection data, images, and educational content will be viewable online making the collection and the associated educational materials more accessible, comprehensive, and adaptable for use by educators, students, researchers, staff members, and the public. This project will assist in understanding, interpreting, and utilizing the collection of the NBMAA. Responsibilities: The Project Assistant will work under the direction of the Project Manager and focus on updating the collection database with information and images; photographing objects in the collection as needed; digitizing/uploading relevant information from physical object files; training and assisting users to maintain and utilize established standards, policies and documentation. Qualifications: B.A., excellent computer skills, and at least two years of experience with collections management systems. Knowledge of The Museum System (TMS) is required and Crystal Reports is highly desirable. Experience with object photography preferred. Please see NBMAA.org for more information on the Museum and a complete job description. Send cover letter and resume to: URGOJ@nbmaa.org. c/o Collections Manager NBMAA 56 Lexington St. New Britain, CT 06052 NBMAA is EOE. Posted on: 03/17/2014

Digitization Project Manager

New Britain Museum of American Art New Britain, CT
The Digitization Project Manager is a full time durational position overseeing key aspects of the NBMAA Digitization Project including undertaking the day-to-day management of the project directly overseeing the Project Assistant, interns (4-5 per year), and volunteers (1-2 per year) during this 1.5-2 year appointment. The Project: Phase II of the Digital Initiative: Access to American Art at the NBMAA project entails the digitization of 5,000 objects, including the collection highlights, plus images for 3,000 works of art to create a more comprehensive online research and education tool. Collection data, images, and educational content will be viewable online making the collection and the associated educational materials more accessible, comprehensive, and adaptable for use by educators, students, researchers, staff members, and the public. This project will assist in understanding, interpreting, and utilizing the collection of the NBMAA. Responsibilities: Responsibilities will include: with the Collections Manager, setting and meeting weekly/monthly goals for scanning, inputting and uploading object records, oversight of all photography, data entry, and the review of records to ensure correct entry and consistency; training users; establishing and maintain standards, policies, and documentation; periodic testing to ensure integrity of data. Qualifications: B.A., excellent computer skills, and at least three years of experience with collections management systems particularly with digitization projects. Knowledge of The Museum System (TMS) is required and Crystal Reports is highly desirable. Experience with object photography required. Proven ability to oversee, manage, and complete projects on time. Please see NBMAA.org for more information on the Museum and a complete job description. Send cover letter and resumé to: URGOJ@nbmaa.org. c/o Collections Manager NBMAA 56 Lexington St. New Britain, CT 06052 NBMAA is EOE. Posted on: 03/17/2014

Chief Curator

Grand Rapids Art Museum Grand Rapids, MI
Grand Rapids Art Museum seeks energetic, collaborative, creative curator with expertise in 1850 - modern/contemporary art or design. Serves on Leadership Team; oversees 7 staff and $660,000 department budget. Healthy, future-minded 104-year-old accredited AAMD museum: $5M budget, 55 staff. World’s first LEED-Gold-certified museum, 2007, by Kulapat Yantrasast. Collections: 19th-21st-c. American and European art, including modern craft/design. National/regional exhibitions. Director Dana Friis-Hansen is expert in international contemporary art, especially of Asia. GRAM video-history: http://vimeo.com/67531183. Visit: www.artmuseumgr.org. JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: Develop exhibition program; enhance, interpret permanent collection; collaborate on programs, community-outreach, audience-building. Mentor staff; budgeting; donor-cultivation and grants, external relationships. REQUIRED: Knowledge of art/design in specialty. 7 years’ curatorial, exhibition project-management experience. Management experience preferred. Track record of exhibitions. Enthusiasm for sharing art with public; welcomes technologies; collaborative with peers, external partners. Superior communications and leadership/strategic skills. BA (Master’s preferred). GRAND RAPIDS, metro-area 1.3M, is 2.5 hours from Chicago, Detroit. Philanthropic city with world-class cultural events/orgs: ArtPrize, Meijer Sculpture Park, Wright’s May House. “2nd Best Place to live in the US;” 2012 in “Top 8 North-American Cities Experiencing an Artistic Boom.” www.experiencegr.com, www.grandrapids.org. SCENIC WEST MICHIGAN, on Gold Coast of Lake Michigan -- Chicagoans’ second homes. Region has healthy economy; is ranked “second most generous in the nation.” APPLY in confidence. Send résumé, cover letter, list 3 references, salary requirement to: searchandref@museum-search.com by April 14, 2014. EOE. Nominations welcome. Job details: www.museum-search.com. Posted on: 03/13/2014

Frances and Benjamin Benenson Foundation Curator of African Art

Yale University New Haven, CT
Yale University invites applications for the position of Frances and Benjamin Benenson Foundation Curator of African Art. This role will oversee, steward, and develop the department and collection of African Art at the Yale University Art Gallery and, in keeping with the teaching mission of the Gallery, position the department of African Art to serve more fully the Yale University community as well as the public of greater New Haven and Southern New England. The Curator will be responsible for all aspects of the African Art collection: plan exhibitions, programs, and publications; oversee maintenance, conservation, and installation; initiate research on acquisitions, loans, and the permanent collection; field public inquiries and oversee the department’s presence on the Gallery’s website; lecture; assume stewardship and donor cultivation responsibilities; mentor students; and represent the department on Gallery and University committees. This position reports to the Chief Curator. Requirements include: Ph.D. in Art History or Anthropology and a substantial record of major exhibitions, publications, acquisitions, and donor stewardship; plus at least eight years of related experience, or equivalent; mastery of relevant European and African languages; keen eye and broad knowledge of African art; leadership skills; a desire and ability to build relationships and work effectively and collaboratively across departments. For more information and immediate consideration, please apply online at www.Yale.edu/jobs. The STARS requisition ID for this position is 24484BR. AA/EEO – M/F/Disability/Veteran Posted on: 03/03/2014

Development and Marketing

Director, Membership

Museum of Science Boston, MA
The Director of Membership must be able to juggle multiple projects, mentor staff and volunteers to do their best work, and demonstrate a strong understanding not only of membership marketing, sales, and service, but also of front-line operations. Successful candidates will be accomplished leaders with a track record of meeting goals and delivering measurable results. Ultimately, this position will oversee the Museum's membership program to meet annual revenue and sales goals, develop and implement sales, renewal and acquisition efforts, and serve as departmental team leader. Ideal candidates will offer the experience, creativity, and energy to sustain and build on the program's extraordinary success. The Membership Department coordinates campaigns for renewal and acquisition (including mail, telemarketing, and digital strategies), member relations (including fulfillment, stewardship, events, and service), and member communications (including print, email, and web based components). The Department offers membership sales and service through a 7 day per week on site membership booth. In addition, the Department relies on and supports the sales efforts of front-line staff in the Museum's in house call center and on-site box office. The Membership Department, based in the Visitor Experience and Operations Division of the Museum, works closely with the Advancement (Development) and Marketing Divisions. Responsibilities: Membership audience of over 50,000 households and oversee staff of up to 6 full time and 2 part time employees. To learn more about this opportunity, please visit http://mos.applicantpro.com/jobs/92011-29458.html. The Museum of Science is an EEO Employer. Posted on: 04/14/2014

Development Officer

Heritage Museums & Gardens Sandwich, MA
Heritage Museums and Gardens in Sandwich, MA, seeks a Development Officer who is a motivated, experienced professional eager to manage Annual Fund, Membership, and Corporate programs as part of a comprehensive development effort for this 45-year-old museum and public garden located an hour from Boston, on Cape Cod. The successful candidate should have knowledge of all facets of development and current knowledge of fundraising best practices and be experienced, at ease and effective in asking donors for support. Reporting to the Director of Development, the position requires strategy expertise and a hands-on approach. Successful candidates will be self-starters who work quickly and efficiently, must have excellent organizational, written, and database management skills, as well as strong interpersonal skills. College degree required. Compensation competitive and commensurate with experience. Send cover letter, resume, writing samples and three employment references to development@heritagemuseums.org. Apply by: May 2, 2014 Posted on: 04/08/2014

Development Assistant

Peabody Essex Museum Salem, MA
Peabody Essex Museum has a FT opening for an Administrative Assistant within the Development Department. Reporting to the Director of Annual Giving, this individual will work in close partnership with the Director to provide administrative support in all aspects of the administration of the Annual Giving Program, including scheduling, word processing, phone work, correspondence, filing, office systems, routine financial reporting and other needs as required. The position assists in the planning, preparation, and execution of a range of events as well as high level donor stewardship activities. The Development Assistant also provides support to PEM’s Major Gift Officers. The position handles highly confidential information and undertakes assignments as directed by the Chief Philanthropy Officer, supervises interns from time to time, and other 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 multiple tasks and to prioritize; individual initiative; and a team-oriented work style. Museum experience and knowledge of Raiser’s Edge is a plus. Interested candidates should send their resumes with cover letters and salary requirements, to Human Resources, Peabody Essex Museum, East India Square, Salem, MA 01970-3783 or by email to jobs@pem.org. Posted on: 03/31/2014

Director of Development

Battleship Cove Fall River, MA
The USS Massachusetts Memorial Ctte. (known as Battleship Cove), is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization and home to the largest collection of preserved US Navy ships in the world. Battleship Cove is embarking on a major fundraising drive to move forward on a number of major initiatives and is looking for an experienced Director of Development. These initiatives include a major $50 million rebuilding capital campaign and a project to dry dock our historic destroyer the USS Joseph P Kennedy Jr. Alongside this is our need to raise operational funding to move the organization forward on a day to day basis. The Director of Development reports to the Executive Director and is responsible for managing activities related to the planning, execution, control, and evaluation of fundraising and selected public relations programs. In addition, the Director of Development will be responsible for researching and applying for grants from a wide range of bodies. The Director of Development works closely with the Executive Director and appropriate Committees for all approved programs and projects in support of fundraising. The Director of Development will research, seek out and develop grant applications from appropriate sources to support the Cove’s education, preservation, and volunteer initiatives together with operations support. The Director of Development plans, directs, and coordinates all development activities, major fundraising activities, grant applications, and special projects by performing the following duties personally or through subordinates. Please submit resume with cover letter & starting salary requirements to suec@battleshipcove.org. Application deadline 4/14/14.. We are an EOE. Posted on: 03/31/2014

Marketing Manager

Battleship Cove Fall River, MA
Marketing Manager – Battleship Cove, the world's largest collection of preserved US Navy ships, seeks a full time Marketing Manager. Person will be responsible for advancing Battleship Cove forward in raising its profile to a wider audience and will plan, develop and implement PR, marketing and communications strategies, both internal and external. This person will be responsible for developing strategies to increase our visitation, membership and communications, production of print and electronic collateral (including our quarterly newsletter), advertisements and the like. They will also manage all aspects of developing our social media outreach and be responsible for planning and delivery of all surveys and evaluations to increase knowledge of our markets. Must have excellent communication skills both written and oral, be a creative person and have strong analytical and organizational skills. The ability to work in a team and across disciplines is essential. Applicants should have a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing and a minimum of 5 years’ experience. Experience in a non-profit or museum environment is an advantage. Please submit resume and cover letter with salary requirements to Sue Couitt at suec@battleshipcove.org. by April 14, 2014. An EOE. Posted on: 03/26/2014

Marketing and Development Coordinator

Woodlawn Museum, Gardens & Park Ellsworth, ME
Woodlawn, a 180- acre historic estate in Ellsworth, Maine, seeks a fulltime Marketing and Development Coordinator. The successful candidate will demonstrate palpable enthusiasm for the mission of Woodlawn and a passion to share that enthusiasm with others. This newly created position requires strong written and oral communication skills, great attention to detail and a proven ability to work well under pressure while managing multiple projects and deadlines. A Bachelor’s degree - advanced degree or coursework preferred - is required for this position along with a minimum of two years experience with fundraising, nonprofit marketing, development software and/or museum membership programs. A working knowledge of graphic design will be helpful but not required. If you are a results-driven, high-energy professional ready to make this new position your own we invite you to apply to the Executive Director to whom this position reports. Send resume and cover letter to: Executive Director, Woodlawn, P.O. Box 1478, Ellsworth, ME 04605, or email director@woodlawnmuseum.org. AA/EOE. Please no phone calls. Complete job description at woodlawnmuseum.org. Posted on: 03/20/2014

Member Relations and Program Manager

Mystic Seaport Museum Mystic, CT
The Manager of Member Relations and Programs is responsible for overseeing customer services within the Membership department and for building relationships between members and the museum. Responsibilities include overall development, implementation, and management of the member programs and events that will stimulate, engage, and grow the audience of museum members. Responsibilities: • Develop and manage member programs and events that will help advance the museum’s mission and strengthen benefits for members • Manage all internal and external communication and logistics associated with the programs • Oversee member program budget and meet revenue goals • Identify and reach out to external groups in order to build an audience for programs • Manage and use events in database (Raiser’s Edge and Patron’s Edge) • Work with Director in promoting membership sales through member programs and events • Handle external communication requests from members and inquiries for speaking engagements at the museum • Attend to all customer service matters with members by mail, email, phone, or in person Requirements: • Bachelor’s degree with 3-5 years of event planning experience • Proven success in a customer relations environment • Willingness to develop and understanding and appreciation for member interests • Strong public speaking skills • Excellent written and verbal communication skills • Fundraising experience • Must attend all member programs and events (may domestic and international travel) • Flexibility to work in evenings and weekends as needed To apply: Please send a resume, cover letter, and Mystic Seaport application (found at http://www.mysticseaport.org/wp-content/uploads/Employment-application.pdf) to human.resources@mysticseaport.org OR to Mystic Seaport PO Box 6000 Mystic, CT 06355 Attn: Human Resources. An EOE. Posted on: 03/10/2014

Corporate Membership and Sponsorship Manager

Mystic Seaport Museum Mystic, CT
The Corporate Membership and Sponsorship Manager will be responsible for selling corporate memberships and soliciting community partner sponsorship. He/she will also take the lead in fulfillment of any benefits offered to business members and community partners. Responsibilities: • Create and execute direct sales plan to sell corporate and general memberships and meet revenue goals • Identify prospects for corporate membership and/or community partner sponsorship • Develop proposals and materials to solicit prospects • Engage prospects through mail, over the phone, and in person to solicit their support of Mystic Seaport • Manage relationship information in database • Fulfill benefits offered through programs • Work directly with program staff in other departments to fulfill benefits • Provide stewardship for participants in programs • Review program offerings and develop strategies and tactics to grow programs • Measure, track, and report on program success • Provide support to staff member charged with corporate sponsorship solicitation Requirements: • Bachelor’s degree and 3-5 years of sales or fundraising experience • Proven success in a sales environment • Excellent written and verbal communication • Proficiency in word processing and strong database management • Experience with Raiser’s Edge preferred • Excellent writing and communication skills • Professional and courteous demeanor • Ability to manage multiple priorities and adhere to calendar deadlines • Comfort in meeting clients in their place of business • Must be able to travel on own to visit prospects To apply: Please send resume, cover letter, and Mystic Seaport application (found at http://www.mysticseaport.org/wp-content/uploads/Employment-application.pdf) to human.resources@mysticseaport.org OR to Mystic Seaport PO Box 6000 Mystic, CT 06355 Attn: Human Resources. An EOE. Posted on: 03/10/2014

Director of Development & Communications

Maria Mitchell Association Nantucket, MA
The Maria Mitchell Association (MMA) is a non-profit science education and research center on Nantucket embarking on an exciting expansion. We are seeking a seasoned, senior-level fundraising professional who can bring a deep knowledge of fundraising best practices to our small team. This new position will oversee all aspects of MMA's development, fundraising and communications activities with a focus on individual giving and business support and an integrated marketing and communications function to support fundraising. The Director will have shared responsibility for achieving annual revenue targets, but more importantly for laying the foundation for long-term needs. For full description, responsibilities, qualifications, and application process contact Janet E. Schulte, Executive Director at jschulte@mariamitchell.org. Posted on: 03/07/2014

Director of Development

Highfield Hall & Gardens Falmouth, MA
Highfield Hall & Gardens, Cape Cod’s preeminent historic estate and a vibrant center for arts and culture, seeks an experienced and engaging development professional to build the annual fund, take charge of the member program, expand corporate sponsorship, and support an endowment campaign now in progress. We seek a team member who has a track record of results and who can join our senior management team to help strengthen and grow the organization. The new Director of Development will design and implement systematic annual plans for membership, sponsorship, and the annual fund. Work will include direct mail, donor and foundation research, tracking and reporting of data, and the cultivation and stewardship of donors. Further, the Director of Development will conduct donor research, develop move strategies, and oversee cultivation events to complete the current endowment campaign while supporting the major gift activities of the President/CEO. This position can be full-time or part-time, 25 to 40 hours per week. An extensive job description with application instructions is available at highfieldhall.org/employment. Posted on: 02/27/2014

Education

Part-Time Museum Interpreter

Concord Museum Concord, MA
The Concord Museum in historic Concord, Massachusetts, seeks a creative and dynamic individual to join the museum interpretation team. Interpreters welcome and educate visitors, give guided tours, and monitor the museum galleries to ensure the safety of the collection. Daily responsibilities include being present in the galleries to interact with visitors by interpreting the collection and answering questions as well as overseeing museum rules. Interpreters will also orient guests, show the introductory film, and see that individuals, groups, and families have a positive overall experience. The opportunity to assist with public programs, family programs, and exhibition openings will also arise. B.A., strong interest in history and decorative arts, and good interpersonal skills required. Experience working with cultural institutions a plus. The ability to work effectively and collaboratively as a member of a team is crucial. This part-time position is perfect for retirees, those interested in museum education, and others looking for flexible hours in a wonderful, historic environment. 16 to 30 hours a week, 2 weekend days per month. Send a resume to the Director of Education at cm1@concordmuseum.org. EOE. Posted on: 04/14/2014

Gallery Education Outreach Coordinator - Art Gallery

Tufts University Art Gallery Medford, MA
Please note this is a part time position at 20 hours per week. This is also a benefits eligible limited appointment position. Under the supervision of the Gallery Director, the Gallery Education Outreach Coordinator is responsible for audience development and visual literacy training programs for the Gallery's audiences. Audience development programmatic initiatives stem from the Gallery's Audience Research Plan and follow the rubrics set forth in this Plan. These activities principally include: developing appropriate partnerships with Centers, Institutes, and student organizations as well as with faculty teaching relevant courses related to exhibition subject areas; conceiving, organizing, and publicizing public programs related to exhibitions; identifying and inviting participants; arranging for photographic and/or video documentation of these events; leading assessment discussions and completing written evaluations for these programs; devising free-choice participatory activities for each major exhibition and for special University events such as Community Day and Parent's Weekend; engaging the Gallery's Student Advocacy Council to organize a student-centered event related to major exhibitions at least once a semester; coordinating all event logistics with Gallery Staff Assistant; working with the Gallery Exhibitions Coordinator to make event documentation accessible on the Gallery's website and/or Vimeo channel. Basic Requirements: • Bachelor's degree • Minimum of three (3) years of related experience • Microsoft Office Suite • Must successfully complete all appropriate background checks as required Tufts University is an AA/EO employer and actively seeks candidates from diverse backgrounds. Apply Here: http://www.Click2apply.net/tg9pfgd Posted on: 04/14/2014

Museum Educator

Shirley-Eustis House Boston, MA
Position Objective: A museum educator supports the goals and objectives of the Shirley-Eustis House (SEH) by providing educational and informational tours to a diverse audience of learners, educators, and visitors, and acts as an SEH museum ambassador to our community. Position Description: A museum educator at the SEH is a trained tour guide who leads observation and inquiry based tours. The role of a museum educator is to bridge and connect the history of the house, the exhibits and collections by retelling the story of the men and women who lived here. The museum educator leads the visitor on a road to discovery and serves as ambassador for the care and feeding of our historic house museum. As such, a museum educator should make connections whenever possible to bump up and enhance the image of the SEH as well as, generate interest in our activities, events, programs and tours. Job Requirements: A degree or some higher level educational development in history, museum studies, education or American studies is preferred but this position also bases itself on self-interest. A minimum of a high school diploma is required. Compensation is $10-$15 per hour based upon experience. The Shirley-Eustis House is an equal opportunity employer. Regular hours are June 1 through Labor Day – Thursday through Sunday, 1-4pm. We are looking for both full time and part-time staff. Please submit letter and resume. Posted on: 04/11/2014

STEM Educator

Connecticut Science Center Hartford, CT
The Connecticut Science Center is searching for STEM Educators who will be responsible to develop & present inquiry-based hands-on science and engineering related education programs to a variety of audiences (both children& adults) including; Outreach programs to Grades PK-12 classrooms and community groups, Discovery Center labs for schools and public science demonstrations. Facilitate summer and school vacation science camp programs for children. Maintain and inventory equipment and materials. Assist in setting up/cleaning up rooms and other spaces for presentation of programs. Bachelor’s degree in science or education is required. Familiarity with the CT K-12 Science Curriculum frameworks and the Next General Science Standards. See full job description at http://www.ctsciencecenter.org/about-us/employment.aspx. To apply, send a cover letter and resume to HR@CTScienceCenter.org please reference “STEM Educator.” Deadline for applications is April 25, 2014. Posted on: 04/10/2014

Hall of Human Life Program Manager

Museum of Science Boston, MA
The Hall of Human Life 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 requires one weekend day. For more information and to apply, please visit www.mos.org/jobs. EEO. Posted on: 04/04/2014

Peggy L. Osher Director of Learning and Interpretation

Portland Museum of Art Portland, ME
Located on the coast of Maine and in the heart of Portland’s downtown, the Portland Museum of Art is a permanent home for centuries of American and European art, a destination for cutting-edge contemporary exhibitions, and a center for innovative and educational event programming. The PMA is seeking a Director of Learning and Interpretation. Under the supervision of the PMA’s Director, and in close coordination with the PMA’s senior leadership, the Director of Learning and Interpretation oversees the development and implementation of interpretive experiences and educational materials for widely diverse museum audiences; supervises, motivates, and evaluates a talented Learning and Interpretation staff and dedicated corps of volunteer docents across a range of departmental responsibilities; and develops and executes programs and events that produce measurable results and visibility for the PMA. For a full position description listing responsibilities and required qualifications, visit http://www.portlandmuseum.org/about/employ/shtml. Please send cover letter, writing sample, résumé, and a completed PMA application (available at website) by May 2, 2014 to: Business Manager, Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square, Portland, ME 04101. E.O.E. Posted on: 04/02/2014

Farm and Landscape Education Specialist

Gore Place Waltham, MA
Gore Place, an historic house museum and farm in Waltham, is seeking a part/full time farm and landscape education specialist. This position has responsibility for the development, coordination and management of a range of farm and landscape education programs from pre-school to adults including planning, support and evaluation, and supervision of outdoor education interns and volunteers. Candidates should have an appreciation for working at an historic site in an urban setting; an interest in agriculture, horticulture and social history of early 19th c. America as well as modern sustainable agricultural and horticultural practices; familiarity with professional education standards and informal education techniques; excellent oral, written, interpersonal and computer skills; good organizational skills; be energetic and enjoy team work; be able to work some weekends and holidays; enjoy the outdoors during all seasons; be willing to give a tour of the mansion, and climb stairs. A minimum of a bachelor’s degree plus 3-4 years developing and implementing programs is required. Please send a cover letter and resume to susanrobertson@goreplace.org. Gore Place is an equal opportunity employer. Posted on: 04/02/2014

Education Program Coordinator – Maine

Historic New England
Description: This position promotes, schedules, coordinates, and evaluates all school and youth programs at the Sarah Orne Jewett House and Hamilton House in South Berwick and Castle Tucker and Nickels-Sortwell House in Wiscasset, as well as off-site programming at schools and youth organizations throughout Maine, in order to reach annual attendance, revenue, and strategic goals. In conjunction with institutional planning, works with local teachers and other education program coordinators to develop innovative school program curricula, and creates educational materials, including seasonal teacher-training materials, curriculum binders, and pre and post-visit activities and lessons. This position also assists the Education Program Manager to develop and manage the school program budget for the Maine sites. Position is 22 hours/ per week. Qualifications: A minimum of a B.A. in American history, education, museum studies or relevant field. MA preferred. A minimum of 4 years of job-related experience, including classroom or museum teaching experience, and the ability to work independently. Problem solving ability and familiarity with team approach and multi-tasking. Strong communication skills. Experience managing a small budget. Ability to drive and a valid driver’s license is required. Location: South Berwick, Maine Please send resume and cover letter to jobs@HistoricNewEngland.org or mail to Historic New England, 151 Essex Street, Haverhill, MA 01832, Attn: Human Resources Posted on: 03/31/2014

Castle Hill Engagement Manager, Crane Estate

The Trustees of Reservations Ipswich, MA
Castle Hill on the Crane Estate is a National Historic Landmark comprising 165 acres within a 2,100 acre wildlife refuge. This high profile property welcomes up to 50,000 people annually through recreational opportunities, a year round menu of educational and public programs, and private events. We are looking for an innovative and bright leader who can infuse our events, tours, programs, and visitor experience with vitality, vibrancy, and creativity. We seek an innovator who can develop Castle Hill into a site where all features (the house, designed landscapes and support structures) are used to their fullest potential to engage visitors in the history and beauty of the property and in the conservation work of The Trustees. With a great eye for detail and customer-service focus, the Castle Hill EM will develop and deliver new family friendly experiences, offer new views into the Crane family’s summers through film, audio, and digital interpretation, launch new programs that take our visitors behind-the-scenes of our stewardship and resource protection programs, add exceptional visitor amenities, and implement fantastically fun events. This position is responsible for the public experience at Castle Hill; our events, programs, house & landscape tours, interpretive & self-guided experiences, visitor amenities, café, and gift shop. Full position description at www.thetrustees.org To apply: Please email a resume and cover letter to castlehill@ttor.org Posted on: 03/24/2014

Education Assistant & Visitor Services Manager

Litchfield Historical Society Litchfield, CT
The Litchfield Historical Society seeks an Education Assistant & Visitor Services Manager. The position works closely with the Curator Education to plan and implement programs and special events and providing interpretation at the Litchfield History Museum and the Tapping Reeve House and Law School. The position is also responsible for recruiting and scheduling museum volunteers, oversight of gift shop and front desk, maintenance of membership records and public relations. This position is the public face of the museum and the first person most visitors see. The Education Assistant and Visitor Services Manager will interact with all staff members, the Board of Trustees, volunteers, interns, and the general public. The position requires strong interpersonal skills and a professional, friendly demeanor. The Education Assistant must be self-motivated, have excellent writing, and communications skills, and be able to effectively work as part of a team. Minimum of a BA degree (MA preferred) in History, Public History, Education, American Studies or Museum Studies; experience in museum education. Knowledge of PastPerfect, graphic design programs, public relations or marketing a plus. The position requires flexibility to work weekends and occasional evenings as scheduled or required. To apply send letter, resume and list of references to Catherine Fields, Director, Litchfield Historical Society at cfields@litchfieldhistoricalsociety.org Posted on: 03/06/2014

Museum Educator

EcoTarium Worcester, MA
The EcoTarium, A Museum of Science & Nature, seeks an innovative and creative Educator to develop, deliver and facilitate interpretive programs for preschool to early elementary age children, their families and teachers. While the primary focus is early childhood, the Educator will deliver interpretive programs for the general public and groups, both on-site and off-site. Programming is on a variety of natural and physical science topics and includes interpretation of the outdoors, museum exhibits and a digital planetarium. Teaching is through hands-on and inquiry-based methods encouraging exploration and self-directed learning. Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree in education with early childhood experience, EEC certification desired. A keen interest in science is expected along with experience developing and delivering hands-on, age-appropriate, interactive early childhood programs and excellent public presentation and demonstration skills. The successful candidate will bring a commitment to running creative educational programs with an entrepreneurial spirit. The position is 5 days per week, 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, Early Childhood Search, EcoTarium, 222 Harrington Way, Worcester, MA 01604 or email: resume@ecotarium.org. AA/EEO Posted on: 02/24/2014

Museum Educator

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. Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree in a scientific field or education with competency in astronomy. Programming is on a variety of natural and physical science topics with this Educator taking the lead on earth and space science, field astronomy and telescopes, and programming designed for the digital planetarium. Teaching is through hands-on and inquiry-based methods encouraging exploration and self-directed learning. Experience in the Maker/DIY community a plus. Candidates must have experience in formal and/or informal teaching along with excellent public presentation and demonstration skills. The successful candidate will 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 Search, EcoTarium, 222 Harrington Way, Worcester, MA 01604 or email: resume@ecotarium.org. AA/EEO Posted on: 02/21/2014

Exhibits

Guest Experience Associate

Plimoth Plantation Plymouth, MA
Plimoth Plantation is seeking a seasonal Guest Experience Associate. 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. The museum exhibits the complex and interwoven stories of two distinct cultures – English and Native. The Guest Experience Associate will provide a positive, friendly and welcoming environment by initiating engaging and informative interactions in which Museum guests of all ages can explore history according to their own interests. Interpret 17th-century life aboard Mayflower II, the 17th-Century English Village, the Plimoth Grist Mill and elsewhere (on the Museum grounds and offsite) as assigned. Foster a spirit of collaboration and cooperation in working with all Museum colleagues including volunteers, Museum Guides and tour guides. Wear and work in 17th-century reproduction clothing made linen and wool, and wear period footwear. Use, maintain and interpret 17th-century implements and tools. Bachelor’s Degree in the Humanities or Social Sciences preferred; or equivalent experience. Prior experience (an internship or paid or volunteer position) in speaking with the public, preferably in a museum setting, is preferred but not required. Please send resume & cover letter to: Sue Haverstock shaverstock@plimoth.org. See website for full job description www.plimoth.org/jobs. Posted on: 03/31/2014

Master Artisan, Historic Baking Trades

Plimoth Plantation Plymouth, MA
Plimoth Plantation is seeking a f-t, y-r Baker. 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. The museum exhibits the complex and interwoven stories of two distinct cultures – English and Native. The focus of the position is baking bread while engaging Museum guests with the history and methods of bread-baking as it relates to 17th-century England and New England. Use 17th-century and other traditional, historical or regional recipes to make small batches of bread and other baked goods, shaped by hand and baked in an indoor wood-fired oven. Provide exceptional quality artisan baked goods for sale in our shops. The Baker works closely with the Retail Manager to ensure the success of the Bakery. Responsible to perform tasks related to all daily operations of the Bakery. A high school diploma and a minimum of 1 year of proven successful bakery experience required. Culinary school degree desirable but not required. Or any combination of education, experience, and training which provides the following knowledge, skills and abilities: Must be willing and eager to learn about 17th-century recipes and techniques. Experience or education in shaping, scoring and baking European style or artisan breads. Experience or education in baking with a wood-fired oven. Please send cover letter & resume to: Sue Haverstock shaverstock@plimoth.org. See website for full job description www.plimoth.org/jobs. Posted on: 03/31/2014

Facilities

Manager of Buildings and Grounds (part-time)

Concord Museum Concord, MA
The Manager of Buildings and Grounds is responsible for overseeing and maintaining the Concord Museum physical plant, comprising four buildings, and its overall campus. The position also serves as staff liaison with the Technology and Physical Plant Committee of the Board of Governors. For a full job description and to apply, please visit http://www.concordmuseum.org/employment-opportunities.php. Posted on: 03/25/2014

Historic Property Manager

Peabody Historical Society Peabody, MA
The Peabody Historical Society is seeking a qualified person to oversee the maintenance of its eight historic buildings. Applicants must possess hands-on property repair and maintenance skills, including general carpentry, electrical, plumbing, painting, and grounds maintenance. A knowledge of historic structures is very desirable. Position is for 18 to 24 hrs a week; salary range between $22 and $26 per hour depending on experience. Peabody resident preferable, but not mandatory. Job description is available at the PHS office, 35 Washington St. Peabody, MA. Office hrs, Tues- Thurs, 10 AM to 4PM. Stop in, call 978 531 0805 or e-mail to phs_m@juno.com. Please submit cover letter and resume. Equal opportunity employer. Posted on: 02/28/2014

Museum Store

Museum Store Assistant

New England Quilt Museum Lowell, MA
The Visitor Services and Museum Store Assistant works directly with Museum visitors in a friendly retail environment. Major duties include greeting visitors to the museum, collecting admissions fees, staffing the Museum Store and handling sales, and assisting the Store Manager with restocking, merchandising, and special projects. Position requires three days a week with a flexible schedule. Quilting knowledge preferred but not required. To Apply: Please submit your cover letter and resume to Executive Director, Nora Burchfield at director@nequiltmuseum.org Posted on: 04/03/2014

Store and Visitor Experience Manager

Herreshoff Marine Museum Bristol, RI
The Store and Visitor Experience Manager is responsible for managing the Museum’s store, including hiring and supervising staff, ordering and displaying merchandise for maximum profitability, and maintaining supplies and inventory. He/she also oversees the admissions desk and Museum guides and other volunteers to ensure that the visitors’ first and last experiences are positive ones and to grow our membership. The candidate should have • College degree, preferably in museum studies, history or education. Business courses are a plus. • Professional experience in a gift shop, department store or similar retail establishment at a level that included shop management, buying, visual merchandising, budgeting, price setting, personnel management, public relations and other such marketing and merchandising responsibilities. • General knowledge of standard retail concepts and practices and of merchandising concepts and strategies. • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and QuickBooks Point of Sale. • Ability to provide the highest level of customer service at all times. To apply, email resume and cover letter to Larry Lavers, l.lavers@herreshoff.org. Posted on: 03/03/2014

Security

No Security positions are currently available.

Visitor Services

Program and Retail Coordinator

Historic New England Boston, MA
Historic New England, Position is headquartered in Beacon Hill, Boston, Mass. Position will be relocated to Milton, Mass., within two years. Historic New England seeks a program and retail coordinator to manage and execute all aspects of three large-scale fine arts and crafts festivals and one antique car show held at sites across New England. Manages application and jurying processes; works closely with exhibitors and vendors throughout the year. The position also coordinates merchandise ordering/restocking and POS cash register operation at Historic New England museum shops; receives and fulfills phone and web orders for merchandise. The position serves as expert user for Historic New England’s retail management software. Also supports program manager with program coordination and implementation of specified Historic New England programs at multiple sites. Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree and three years of job-related experience. Must be extremely organized and able to thrive in a fast-paced setting while maintaining precise attention to priorities, formats, procedures, details, and quality. Requires excellent internal and external customer service skills, advanced computer skills for word processing and spreadsheets, and the ability to learn and troubleshoot complicated retail management software. Experience managing large events a plus. Ability to drive and a valid driver’s license is required. Please send resume and cover letter to jobs@HistoricNewEngland.org, fax to 617-227-9204, or mail to Historic New England, 151 Essex Street, Haverhill, MA 01832, Attn: Human Resources. Posted on: 04/17/2014

Guest Services Representatives

Peabody Essex Museum Salem, MA
The Guest Services Department of the Peabody Essex Museum is seeking dynamic individuals interested in contributing their talents as part-time, entry-level Guest Services Representatives. This position involves working directly with visitors to create a superlative guest experience. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to greeting guests in a warm, genuine way, facilitating guests’ entry into the museum at the Admissions and Membership Desks and helping guests navigate their experience at the Information Desk and throughout the museum, responding to inquiries at the Museum Office Center, administrative support, and providing outstanding customer service for museum guests, members, and staff. Ideal candidates have strong communication skills and are gregarious, self-motivated and passionate about working with people to create transformative museum experiences. A Professional, enthusiastic and friendly demeanor is required. Some College education or equivalent combination of education and relevant work experience, computer proficiency, and experience working with public preferred. Must be available to work weekend and holiday hours. Interested candidates should send their resumes with cover letters by email to jobs@pem.org, or mail to Human Resources, Peabody Essex Museum, East India Square, Salem, MA 01970-3783. PEM is committed to diversity among its employees and encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply. Posted on: 04/15/2014

Experience Coordinator

Providence Children's Museum Providence, RI
Experience Coordinators are a team of full time managers, responsible for the quality of the visitor experience at Providence Children's Museum. As a team, the Experience Coordinators ensure smooth daily operation of the Museum 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 • Ensure the cleanliness of the Museum's public areas • Bilingual Experience Coordinators also communicate with and ensure quality customer service for Spanish-speaking visitors and provide occasional written translations Qualifications: • 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 • Good safety awareness and judgment, and ability to assist visitors in emergency situations • Work well under pressure and with large crowds • Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel; knowledge of FileMaker a plus • Able to go up and down stairs, sustain periods of prolonged standing, and perform frequent lifting up to 25 pounds • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience • Fluent in English and Spanish preferred; ASL a plus For full job description, compensation information, and application instructions visit: http://childrenmuseum.org/jobExperienceCoordinator.asp Review of applications begins April 18, 2014. Providence Children’s Museum is an equal opportunity employer. Posted on: 04/08/2014

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 Senior 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: 04/04/2014

Visitor Services Assistant Manager

Connecticut Science Center Hartford, CT
This is a Full Time 40 hour, exempt position. This position will provide administrative support to the VS Manager in order to effectively operate the Ticketing Area, Exhibit Gallery Experience & Theater operations of the Connecticut Science Center. This position will also assist the VS Manager by providing supervisory support for the Visitor Services Department. Must have 1-3 years supervisory/team leadership experience. Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Knowledge of Blackbaud products a plus. This position will require weekends, holidays & some evening hours. A Sunday-Thursday schedule is preferred. For full job description, please go to http://www.ctsciencecenter.org/about-us/employment.aspx. To apply, send a cover letter and resume to hr@CTScienceCenter.org by April 27, 2014 please reference “Visitor Services Assistant Manager” Posted on: 03/31/2014

Castle HillCultural Site Administrator

The Trustees of Reservations Beverly, MA
The Cultural Site Administrator is responsible for overseeing the daily visitor experience, including the popular house and landscape tour programs at Castle Hill. The Castle Hill Cultural Site Administrator plays an important role in representing The Trustees of Reservations on the North Shore and perpetuating the high standards established by the organization. This position is based at Castle Hill, which is part of The Crane Estate, one of The Trustees properties located in Ipswich, Mass. . Responsibilities: • Uphold high standards for providing quality interpretive and educational programs that advance Trustees goals and encourage visitation. • Provide strong leadership in helping The Trustees meet revenue, attendance and engagement goals. • Provide leadership for historic house and landscape interpreters and greeters, overseeing hiring, training, scheduling, supervision and evaluation. • Ensure that interpretive themes for house and landscape tours are being clearly articulated and delivered by guide staff. • Train interpreters on customer service, professionalism, and house security measures. • Schedule and supervise daily seasonal tours, group tours, specialty tours, and self-guided tours during large public programs. • Oversee operations of the Castle Hill Café and assist as needed. • Assist with seasonal public programs at the Great House. • Process and maintain financial and attendance records of admissions and prepare and distribute required income reports. • Oversee the Castle Hill gift shop. Complete and maintain records of purchases, income, and expenses. Full position description available at www.thetrustees.org To Apply: Please send a cover letter and a resume to castlehill@ttor.org Posted on: 03/21/2014

Visitor Services and Events Assistant

Museum of Russian Icons Clinton, MA
The Museum of Russian Icons seeks to fill the position of Visitor Services and Events Assistant. This position will include 20 regular hours per week on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, and additional hours on an on-call basis for rentals and special events. At the Front Desk, the Assistant greets visitors; processes admissions, memberships and program, Shop, and Russian Tea Room sales; answers phone and email inquiries; and completes administrative projects as assigned. For events, the Assistant sets up/breaks down equipment, and facilitates guests’ experience under the direction of the Events Manager. Required skills: commitment to exceptional customer service; ability to multi-task at a busy front desk; team oriented attitude; cash handling and retail experience helpful; flexibility to work evenings and weekends as necessary; ability to lift up to 40 pounds. $10 per hour. To apply: email a cover letter and resume to Tara Young, Deputy Director, tyoung@museumofrussianicons.org. Posted on: 03/21/2014

Part-Time Seasonal Historic House Guide

Moffatt-Ladd House & Garden Portsmouth, NH
The Moffatt-Ladd House & Garden in downtown Portsmouth, NH seeks a seasonal part-time Museum Guide for the 2014 season (June 1- October 19). The primary responsibilities of the Museum Guide are to greet visitors, conduct museum tours of the ca.1763 Moffatt-Ladd House, and provide general security of the collection. Guides also assist with daily museum operations such as tour admissions, museum shop coverage, light housekeeping duties, and opening and closing the museum. The opportunity to assist with public programs and private events such as weddings and parties will arise throughout the season. Training is provided. Qualifications: A high school diploma and one or more years of related job experience. A Bachelor’s degree is preferred. Those who apply should enjoy working with the public, including children, and have an interest in history and decorative arts. Must be available weekdays, weekends, have a flexible schedule, and be willing to work at least 2 days a week. Applicants must be able to be on their feet and climb stairs for extended periods of time. This part-time position is perfect for retirees, students, those interested in museum education, and others looking for flexible hours in a beautiful, historic environment. Please send cover letter and resume to Barbara Ward, Director/Curator c/o Moffatt-Ladd House & Garden 154 Market St. Portsmouth, NH 03801 or via email: programs@moffattladd.org. For more information, call (603) 430-7968. Posted on: 02/21/2014

Volunteer Services

Associate Director of Membership and Volunteer Services

Mystic Seaport Museum Mystic, CT
This position will support the overall direction and management of the department with the Director. He/she will administer all aspects of the volunteer program through recruitment, training, and fulfillment of the museum’s needs. The Associate Director is the interface between volunteers and the museum, with the purpose of coordinating and communicating between departments and volunteers. This position supports the Director in setting forth and maintaining membership and volunteer goals, building relationships with members and volunteers, and working strategically to meet the greater needs of the Advancement Department. Requirements: • Bachelor’s degree and 2 years of experience in volunteer administration or equivalent experience in administration of personnel programs • Demonstrated ability to work well with people of all ages and backgrounds • Excellent written and verbal communication skills • Excellent computer skills and ability to work with databases such as Raiser’s Edge and Access • Strong knowledge of Excel and Office required To apply: Please send a resume, cover letter, and Mystic Seaport application (found at http://www.mysticseaport.org/wp-content/uploads/Employment-application.pdf) to human.resources@mysticseaport.org OR to Mystic Seaport PO Box 6000 Mystic, CT 06355 Attn: Human Resources. An EOE. Posted on: 03/10/2014

Other

Chief Registrar

Worcester Art Museum Worcester, MA
Worcester Art Museum seeks an experienced Chief Registrar, a key position within the Curatorial Division, to direct all activities of the Registration department. The museum has embarked on a number of new initiatives, including the integration of the Higgins Armory Museum collection; planning for an ambitious reinstallation of the entire collection; developing a stronger digital presence; and building a robust exhibition schedule. Guided by the Museum's global perspective, vision statement, and strategic plan, the Chief Registrar will be responsible for collections management throughout the museum as well as managing all functions of the department (including incoming and outgoing loans, exhibition organization, digital asset management, and budgeting). The ideal candidate will have experience managing and leading staff, at least 4 years background as a registrar, a strong track record in organizing exhibitions, and a capacity for collaboration. Please send cover letter and CV to Director of Human Resources, 55 Salisbury Street, Worcester, MA 01609 or e-mail documents to humanresources@worcesterart.org by April 18, 2014. For full posting, see worcesterart.org. We encourage diversity in the work place. E.O.E. Posted on: 03/31/2014

Vice President of SUNY CNSE Children's Museum of Science and Technology

The Research Foundation for The State University of New York Albany, NY
Vice President of SUNY CNSE Children’s Museum of Science and Technology College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering Posting No: NANO - R14-89 Employment is with the Research Foundation for SUNY, a private, nonprofit, educational corporation that administers sponsored program activity for SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering. The SUNY CNSE Children’s Museum of Science and Technology (CNSE CMOST), currently located Troy, New York, was integrated into SUNY CNSE in February of 2013 to support and enhance CMOST’s mission to “instill a sense of wonder and discovery in young minds, inspiring a lifelong exploration of science and technology,” and is part of SUNY CNSE’s mission to provide pioneering nanotechnology education and prepare New York’s future workforce with a comprehensive education of the highest quality. The Vice President of SUNY CNSE Children’s Museum of Science and Technology (CMOST) will embrace and champion the mission and vision of the SUNY CNSE Museum. Master’s Degree (preferably in Museum Studies) from a University or College accredited by the US Dept. of Education or other internationally recognized accrediting organization AND/OR at least 10 years of leadership experience in a related children’s/science museum or relevant field. For a full description of duties and qualifications, please see: http://www.sunycnse.com/Careers/Details.aspx?career_id=c33315fe-bec3-4a39-b6bb-6d3b57b4fb4e Open until filled. The Research Foundation for The State University of New York, an EEO/AA/IRCA/ADA employer, offers exceptional benefits such as healthcare, dental, vision, pension plans, competitive pay, generous paid time off, tuition assistance, life insurance and long-term disability insurance. Posted on: 03/17/2014

Executive Administrator

Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art Hartford, CT
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art is seeking an Executive Administrator to provide high-level administrative, secretarial, and project management support to the museum’s Director/CEO. This individual will be solely responsible for running the Director/CEO’s office, managing the Director/CEO’s calendar, coordinating appointments, meetings and travel arrangements, preparing correspondence and presentations, responding to routine inquiries, maintaining calendar and files, and performing other related functions. This position is the liaison to the Board of Trustees, coordinating Trustee meetings and responding to all Trustee needs in a professional, timely manner. A Bachelor’s degree and at least 5 years experience providing support for a senior executive is required. Additionally, the ideal candidate must project a positive and professional image, have excellent oral and written communication skills, be able to juggle multiple responsibilities, work well under pressure, and be able to work on diverse projects with different people and or groups. This candidate must also be Internet savvy and have an advanced level of Microsoft Word (be able to type a minimum of 50 words per minute), Outlook, and PowerPoint. Ability to learn additional computer skills as needed is also required. Interested candidates should email their resume and cover letter, with salary requirements to Laurie Mandell at lmandell@argpeople.com. No phone calls please. An Equal Opportunity Employer. Posted on: 03/12/2014

Asst. Coordinator, Membership

Old Sturbridge Village Sturbridge, MA
Under the general direction of the Coordinator of Visitor Services, the full-time, benefit-eligible Assistant Coordinator for Membership has overall responsibility for coordinating the various elements of membership sales, renewals and programs at Old Sturbridge Village. Maintain accurate membership records and develop practices to ensure an organized database; Manage membership sales process, set membership goals and track results; Evaluate current membership level/benefits in an effort to increase profitability and encourage donors; Maintain website information pertaining to membership, member-only programs and membership benefits; Assist with all aspects of Admissions, Program and Special Events Ticketing as well as Education/School Group Visits; Plan and facilitate member events such as Friends’ Day, Member’s Shopping Night, Dog Days, Garden Thyme and Closer Look; Respond to members’ questions/ concerns and conduct follow-up with guests post-visit to encourage membership sales; Provide membership sales training for Visitor Services staff as well as other OSV partners; Oversee primary operators of OSV phone system; Perform other duties as assigned. Submit cover letter and resume to jobs@osv.org. EOE. Posted on: 03/06/2014

Part-Time Instructor - Collections Management

Tufts University Medford, MA
Part time position job listing Collections Management Tufts University’s Museum Studies Program and Department of Art and Art History seek a qualified candidate to teach Collections Management (FAH 284) during Fall 2014 (September 8 through December 8, 2014). The course introduces students to the acquisition, control, protection, and accessibility of museum collections. It addresses policies, documentation, loans, legal issues, security, disaster preparedness, insurance, and use of collections of all types. Classes meet weekly, currently scheduled on Monday evenings from 6:00 to 9:00, but other nights may be possible to arrange. College-level teaching experience, a minimum of Master’s degree, and museum collections management experience required. Applicants should send an application letter describing professional and teaching experience along with a resume, and ask three references to send confidential letters (preferably one reference should speak to the candidate’s teaching experience) directly to Cynthia Robinson via email at cynthia.robinson@tufts.edu, or by mail to Cynthia Robinson, Director of Museum Studies, 303 Paige Hall, Tufts University. Medford, MA 02155. Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Tufts University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. We are committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty. Members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Posted on: 02/24/2014