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Administrative/Director

Edith Dale Monson Gallery Director/Curator

Hartford Art School, University of Hartford West Hartford, CT
Responsibilities of this full-time position include directing the daily operations of the Joseloff and Silpe art galleries; curating and presenting regional and national exhibitions; and managing the School’s art collection through the Kaman Print Study Center. Job functions involve day-to-day gallery administration, including curating exhibitions; grant-writing; budget management; record-keeping; exhibition installation and de-installation; art handling and storage; collection management; fundraising and development; public relations, including writing publicity materials, organizing public events, and supervision of student assistants; and other duties as assigned by the Dean. Teaching opportunities in the Hartford Art School may be available. Required Qualifications: Master’s degree or equivalent in a relevant field and a minimum of three years’ experience in a position of responsibility at an art organization; experience and knowledge in the handling and installation of artwork; excellent public relations and writing skills. Preferred Qualifications: Demonstrated skill in the management of an art museum, university gallery, or other non-profit arts organization; demonstrated grant-writing and development skills; demonstrated supervisory skills; competencies in social media and collections management software (such as Collector’s System, Embark, or CONTENTdm); familiarity with the conservation of art objects. Candidates apply on line via http://hartford.peopleadmin.com/postings/1329 by March 1, 2017. The University is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action employer (AA), Male (M), Female (F), Disabled (D), Veteran (V). Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 01/20/2017

Executive Assistant

Massachusetts Historical Society Boston, MA
The Executive Assistant provides clerical and administrative support to the President. This position also provides clerical and administrative support to the Chair of the Board of Trustees, Trustees, and other departments on as needed basis. Duties include but are not limited to providing hands-on coordination of all aspects of the President’s office to maximize efficiency and free up the President to focus on the Society’s priorities.Specific activities include but are not limited to: Maintaining the President’s calendar including scheduling meetings, typing correspondence, reports. Screening telephone calls and handling as appropriate, making travel arrangements and maintaining accurate records, electronic and hard copy as appropriate. Provides clerical and administrative support to the Chair of the Board of Trustees and the Trustees. Arranged all aspects of Trustee and Overseers Meetings including preparing agenda, collecting, compiling, and mailing meeting packets along with coordinating catering arrangements. Taking and editing meeting minutes at Trustee, Overseer and Governance meetings. Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to thamond@masshist.org
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 01/19/2017

Executive Director/President

Mercer Museum & Fonthill Castle Doylestown, PA
The Mercer Museum in Doylestown, Pennsylvania along with Fonthill Castle presents the collections of American archeologist, collector, and tile-maker Henry Chapman Mercer (1856-1930). Built to display his collection of objects chronicling the history of everyday life in America during the 18th and 19th centuries, the Museum offers visitors a unique opportunity to choose their own paths to view its 55 exhibit rooms and alcove installations. In 2011, the Mercer Museum opened a $12.5 million expansion adding a 13,000 square foot wing with state-of-the-art spaces for special exhibitions and educational programs. Mercer also built Fonthill Castle as a home and showplace for his print collection and famed Moravian tiles. Both have been designated National Historic Landmarks, accredited by the AAM and recently became Smithsonian Institution Affiliates. The Museums have a combined budget of $1.9 million and welcome 100,000 visitors annually. The Executive Director/President will provide vision, strategic leadership and management expertise leading to an ambitious, aspirational plan for the Museum building on its success and taking it to a new level of impact and vitality in the local and regional community. The ideal Executive Director/President will be an experienced leader and administrator with a deep commitment to the arts and humanities who will support a culture of innovation, collaboration, professional development and accountability; develop new strategies for friend- and fundraising; and energize community support of and participation. Send resume and accompanying materials to: Linda Sweet or Bill Appleton Subject: Mercer Museum Email: MCAWall2@gmail.com
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 01/17/2017

Executive Director

Lexington Historical Society Lexington, MA
Executive Director, Lexington Historical Society – The Society seeks an experienced Executive Director to provide strategic thinking and hands-on management for a vibrant organization serving the local community and visitors from around the world. The Society manages and interprets to the public three historic house museums with significant connections to the Battle of Lexington, provides stewardship of important collections and archives spanning three centuries of Lexington history, and provides year-round programming to the community at its Lexington Center headquarters and program center. The Society has a paid staff of five and important support from a large volunteer cadre. The annual budget is $500,000. Candidates should have the following qualifications: a demonstrated interest in American history and enthusiasm for sharing it with the public; an advanced degree in museum administration, history, archives management, or the equivalent; management experience in an historical or similar non-profit organization, including familiarity with finance, buildings management, and personnel; fundraising and grant writing experience; excellent oral and written communication skills; ability to work well with staff, Board members, volunteers, town officials, community organizations, and collaborative partners.This is a full-time job, salary commensurate with experience. Please send a brief statement of interest and a resume to historicalsocietysearch@gmail.com by January 23
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 01/09/2017

Executive Director

American Independence Museum Exeter, NH
The American Independence Museum seeks an entrepreneurial and creative leader to direct the Museum into its next phase of operations and guide future growth and outreach. The Executive Director provides leadership and oversight, including leading and empowering volunteers, attracting donors, managing governance and growing Museum resources. Reporting to the President of the Board of Governors, the Executive Director manages a staff of 5 and is responsible for operations, financial and long range planning, fundraising, community relations and audience development. Applicants should have a degree in an appropriate discipline or equivalent combination of education and at least 5 years increasing responsibility in a non profit organization. The position requires knowledge and ability in fundraising, marketing, audience development, branding, and museum operations. Technical expertise in historic buildings or in collections management is a plus, but not a requirement. For a full description visit https://independencemuseum.org/employment-and-internships/. Apply by January 31, 2017 by sending resume and cover letter to edsearch@independencemuseum.org. EOE.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Part time
Posted on: 01/06/2017

Payroll & Accounting Assistant

Heritage Museums & Gardens Sandwich, MA
Full time, benefited position responsible for general assistance in the Finance office including payroll, AP processing; GL posting for deposits, revenue, payments, and AR; assisting in the administration of employee benefits, purchasing office and printer supplies, and other related duties as assigned. 3-5 years' experience in a financial services position, familiar with accrual accounting, payroll processing, and accounts payable. Bachelor's degree or equivalent in related field. Prior experience with Quick Books preferred. Experience in a not-for-profit setting preferred. To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to info@heritagemuseums.org. Deadline is Tuesday, January 10, 2017.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 12/30/2016

Director of Curatorial Services

The National WWII Museum New Orleans, LA
Oversee the development and management of the Museum's collections - establishing and maintaining intellectual and physical control of the collections; overseeing registration, cataloging and digitization; and implementing and updating processes as necessary. Establish and administer departmental policies, procedures and workflows to assure orderly processing and management of gifts, collections, cataloguing, and record keeping. Manage public access to the collections and oversee licensing of materials by responding to requests from the public, staff, and other institutions for information. Assure the Museum's premier collection of 9000+ personal accounts and oral histories is actively managed to best practice standards and continues to become more effective, diverse and nuanced. Define, implement, integrate and sustain – in coordination with the Museum Technologist - a seamless, efficient, accurate, and customer-oriented system of access to digital collections fully integrated among the collections management system, digital asset management system, and public web interface. Actively partner with the Director of Education, Director of Research, and other senior leaders in the development and implementation of educational, collections, and exhibit programs and initiatives. Inform the planning and development of Capital Expansion exhibits and facilities. Actively participate in the development of sponsorship, grant proposals and other revenue-generating proposals to support educational and collections initiatives. Provide strategic management to the Curatorial Services Department by developing and managing the department budget; providing long range planning; representing the department at working group meetings; and assisting in the planning of meetings for the Board of Trustees and their respective Committees. Interested candidates should apply online at http://www.nationalww2museum.org/employment/
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 12/30/2016

Executive Director

Museum of the Southwest (MSW) Midland, TX
Museum of the Southwest seeks enterprising Executive Director to lead the next phases of its advancement and renovations, to oversee a capital campaign, and advance its dynamic public programming. MSW comprises three cross-disciplinary museums on a five-acre campus: Turner Memorial Art Museum, Durham Children's Museum, and Blakemore Planetarium. Visit: http://www.museumsw.org. The museums are undergoing major renovations in three phases. Phase I is complete and comprised the renovation of the Art Museum’s galleries and offices. Phase II will update the interior of the Children's Museum, marrying art and science in hands-on exhibits. Phase III will be the vision of the new Director to further expand public spaces. MSW has a staff of 22; an annual budget of $1.5 million. OPPORTUNITIES: Lead vibrant, expanding, accredited museum. Work with Board and staff to refine and shape vision and finalize plans for renovations. Build on MSW's success and strengths by creating revitalized spaces, exhibitions, and public programs. Engage new audiences. Oversee an active annual schedule of public and special events. Enhance the art collection and grow endowment. Expand relationships in Midland, a friendly, fast-growing, philanthropic Sunbelt city. REQUIRED: 5 years' experience directing a museum or heading a department in a large museum. B.A. (M.A. preferred). Sociable, energetic leader with fundraising ability and strategic-planning skills. Primary expertise in visual art preferred. Secondary fields in children's or science museums (particularly astronomy). Should possess active interest in the intersection of all three Museum disciplines. Full qualifications/how to apply: www.museum-search.com. Deadline 2/13/2017 to searchandref@museum-search.com. EOE. Nominations welcome.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 12/23/2016

Director/Curator, Montserrat College of Art Galleries

Montserrat College of Art Beverly, MA
The Director/Curator is responsible for providing the direction and curatorial vision for all the Montserrat galleries and related educational programming, including visiting artists, professional practice initiatives and Gallery events. The Gallery Director/Curator oversees six exhibition spaces and plays an important role in planning and executing several all-college events, including Commencement. The Director also serves as an external relations partner, taking an active role in the development of individual and community partnerships. Full description can be found here - http://www.montserrat.edu/employment/directorcurator-montserrat-college-of-art-galleries/. To Apply: Please submit a letter of interest and a current resume, the names and contact information for three references, a portfolio of curated exhibitions and 2 writing samples to the Human Resources department at Montserrat College of Art, jobs@montserrat.edu, with the subject line “Director/Curator Gallery.” Resumes must be received by January 21, 2017.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
SALARY RANGE: TBD
Posted on: 01/02/2017

President

Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute Utica, NY
Reporting to the board of directors, the President will be the chief executive officer of MWPAI, charged with leading the organization into the next phase of its journey, with a clear vision, strategic leadership, community engagement, and financial stability as a guide. The President will be a visionary with a passion for art, culture, and education. This individual will serve as the organization’s chief spokesperson, representing MWPAI to many external stakeholders. The scope of responsibility includes providing leadership and strategic direction in the oversight of the various program divisions. Growing earned and contributed revenues, leading senior staff, and ensuring quality facilities and operations are equally important. The President will guide, advise, and diversify the board as members embrace their roles as fundraisers, policymakers, and community ambassadors. For full description and how to apply, please visit http://artsconsulting.com/employment/munson-williams-proctor-arts-institute-president/
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 12/14/2016

Director

Washington Jewish Museum Washington, DC
Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington seeks a Director to steward the construction and launch of a new museum, the Washington Jewish Museum, which will re-imagine the organization’s scope of programming, exhibitions and audience reach. The new Director will oversee interior construction of a brand-new 24,000-square-foot museum facility and the renovation of the 1876 historic synagogue; oversee the capital campaign; lead core interpretive planning, branding and marketing to put the new museum on the map in a competitive museum city. OPPORTUNITIES: Open a new museum in the nation’s capital; steward an established cultural institution to a higher national profile; hire staff and develop talent; bring passion and commitment to interpreting Jewish culture and history in DC and nationally via relevant, up-to-date themes about the past, today and the future; lead a capital campaign; partner with a committed Board; and expand operating funds and endowment. PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: Oversight of a complex building project; fundraising for the campaign and long-term operations; leadership to engage Board, staff and stakeholders through transition from a smaller historical society to a robustly programmed museum; leadership in strategic planning, staff development, board relations, marketing and branding; strong public face for institution. REQUIRED: 5+ years’ executive leadership experience in museum or related institution; History or Jewish Studies background preferred; related B.A. (advanced degree preferred); significant fundraising experience; construction or renovation project experience preferred. Full qualifications/how to apply at: www.museum-search.com. Apply by 2/10/2017 to SearchandRef@museum-search.com. EOE. Nominations welcome.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 12/13/2016

Associate Director of Museum Development

Northern Light Productions Boston, MA
Northern Light Productions creates non-fiction media for museums, visitor centers, and institutions across North America. The Associate Director of Museum Development guides our internal team to new opportunities in media production for an expanding variety of clients. We’re looking for someone who can lead small teams effectively to distill multiple priorities and complex tasks into elegant and cohesive proposals. Specific responsibilities include; lead proposal development, facilitate and edit staff contributions to proposals, contribute to overall company marketing strategy in a wide variety of outlets, gather and analyze market information, craft and maintain various marketing materials, identify marketing leads through research and lead outreach efforts to new prospects. The perfect candidate will help paint the big picture while crushing the details, is team-oriented and energetic, balances strategic planning with improvised problem-solving, enjoys a challenge and can execute under pressure, finds delight in expressing creative ideas succinctly and eloquently. Strong skills in leadership, writing, editing, communication, and organization are required. Experience with Adobe Creative Suite—especially InDesign—is a plus. Familiarity with the process of media production (including video production, post-production, software design and development) is a plus. Please contact Tim Lay by email only: tlay@nlprod.com.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
SALARY RANGE: TBD
Posted on: 11/28/2016

Executive Director

South Shore Art Center Cohasset, MA
South Shore Art Center, a non-profit organization serving artists and communities on the South Shore of Massachusetts, seeks a new Executive Director to realize its mission to promote the visual arts. Organized in 1955 by artists wanting to share their work and provide art education to others, the Art Center has expanded to encompass five areas of creative realization via artist advancement, exhibitions, educational classes, community outreach and an annual Arts Festival weekend held on the Cohasset Common each year. The full-time position of Executive Director involves developing and administering high-quality events and programs, leading fundraising and donor development initiatives, overseeing staff as well as the organization of volunteers, and managing day-to-day operations of the Art Center located in Cohasset, MA. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: programs, fundraising, development, events, communications/marketing, personnel, and fiscal oversight. The Executive Director must be an organized self-starter with a proven track record in relationship development, fundraising/sales, marketing, and operational management of nonprofit organizations, ideally focused on artistic expression. Qualifications and skills include: leadership; fundraising; art background; personable; creative; fiscally responsible; college degree or higher (ideally in the arts or non-profit management); proficiency in Quickbooks, Windows, database software and non-profit donor management tools; and ability to apply technology/social media to traditional functions. Apply by: January 15, 2016. E-mail a cover letter and resume to Tanya Bodell, President of the Board at: President@ssac.org.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
SALARY RANGE: Commensurate with Experience
Posted on: 12/05/2016

Executive Director

East Hampton Historical Society East Hampton, NY
We are seeking a full-time Executive Director to oversee and manage our six museum sites and 10,000-plus-piece collection of decorative arts and historic artifacts, as well as to administer a staff of full-time and part-time employees, numerous volunteers, and contracted services. The Executive Director is responsible for the daily operations of the organization’s facilities, supervising educational programs, and performing a lead role in development and fundraising. The Executive Director reports directly to and works alongside the Board of Trustees. Located in East Hampton, New York and founded in 1921, the East Hampton Historical Society’s mission is to serve its residents by collecting, preserving, presenting, and interpreting the material, cultural, and economic heritage of the town and its environs. The museum sites range from a 1680s farmhouse to a late Victorian artist’s studio to a 1940s coastguard bunker that now houses a marine museum. The successful candidate will possess the following qualifications: • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in History, Public History, Museum Studies, Nonprofit Administration/Management, or equivalent degree • Experience in museum or nonprofit work for a minimum of 4 years. • An interest in and knowledge of American History and decorative arts is essential • Experience with responsibility for the P&L of a non-profit organization or stand-alone division of an organization. Please visit our website for more information at easthamptonhistory.org. To apply, send a substantive cover letter and résumé to info@easthamptonhistory.org.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 11/30/2016

Collections

The Nancy B. Putnam Curator of Fashion and Textiles

Peabody Essex Museum Salem, MA
The Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) seeks a curatorial leader with deep experience in historical, modern and contemporary fashion and textiles and a track record of developing engaging exhibitions. The successful candidate will be active in fashion circles, well-versed in current developments, and adept at teasing out connections between fashion, creativity, and culture. OPPORTUNITIES: The curator for this newly-endowed position at a major museum in metro-Boston will play a pivotal role in shaping and implementing the museum’s forward-looking, team-based program in Fashion and Textiles by organizing innovative exhibitions, interpretation and programming, strategically enhancing the collection, and conducting original research. PEM’s extraordinary collection of fashion, costumes, and textiles from around the world, primarily from the late 17th century forward, constitutes a distinctive international collection of high overall quality. http://www.pem.org/collections/. RESPONSIBILITIES: Develop the museum’s first permanent-collection gallery dedicated to fashion, scheduled to open in the new wing in 2019. Develop a systematic plan to strengthen PEM’s fashion and textiles collection through strategic acquisitions of historical, modern and contemporary works, long-term loans, research, and conservation initiatives. Enhance and expand the museum’s international network and partnerships with museums; cultivate and secure patronage for PEM’s fashion and textile initiatives. REQUIRED: MA, art history or cultural studies; specialty in fashion and textiles. Must be a team-player, donor relationship-builder, enjoy innovative approaches. Experience with both historical and contemporary fashion and textiles preferred. An established international network is highly desirable. Full qualifications/how to apply at: www.museum-search.com. Apply by 4/3/2017 to SearchandRef@museum-search.com. EOE. Nominations welcome.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 01/20/2017

Assistant Director for Digital Collections

The National WWII Museum New Orleans, LA
Manages the Museum’s digital collections including accessioned and non-accessioned archival and media collections. Supervises two Processing Archivists. Prioritizes cataloging and digitization priorities for the Curatorial Services Department and directs content digitization assuring timely, accurate and consistent workflows and results. Creates, defines, and documents policies, procedures, and workflows for storage and delivery of digital assets and associated metadata that support the DAM infrastructure. Maintains the integration between the collections management system and the DAM system. Manages the uploading of assets to the DAM system, including developing and updating metadata, and quality assurance/control. Leads efforts to evaluate, integrate and test other technologies to deliver better access to digital assets. Participates in the planning and presentation of museum events and activities. Actively participates in the development of sponsorship and grant proposals and other revenue-generating proposals to support educational and collections initiatives and to generate revenue. Represent the interests of the Collections & Exhibits Department in management-level meetings and in meetings of staff task forces, work teams, and work groups. The ideal candidate will possess the following: Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program with a concentration in archives management. 5+ years of experience with major collections management systems and demonstrated knowledge of rights, reproductions, and licensing. Proven success implementing digital asset management solutions and workflows. Strong project management skills, including the ability to plan, make assignments and monitor performance. Outstanding attention to detail and a passion for organizing, classifying, and categorizing digital assets. Previous supervisory experience. Interested candidates should apply online at http://www.nationalww2museum.org/employment/.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 12/30/2016

Digitization Archivist

The Preservation Society of Newport County Newport, RI
The PSNC seeks a full-time Digitization Archivist for an intensive, one-year position (renewable) that will digitize and create finding aids for the special collections of the Newport Mansions in Newport, RI. Major job responsibilities include digitizing the Preservation Society’s most significant holdings, creating finding aids that are ready for upload to the Rhode Island Archival and Manuscript Collections Online and upload records to the website, Newportalri.org, that hosts the Preservation Society’s collection. Reporting to the Collections Manager, he/she will work with the Collections Manager and Digitization Specialist to create a Digital Preservation Policy and create standards for a Digital Asset Management Policy. Working as a digitization archivist requires a technical and computer literate individual who ideally has previous experience working with digitization and archival documents. Qualified candidates will also be detail-oriented, organized, and accustomed to working independently in an environment that requires focused and repetitive tasks and the ability to balance efficiency and accuracy. For more information on the job responsibilities and qualifications go to http://www.newportmansions.org/about-us/employment/available-jobs Please email a cover letter, resume with contact information for references, to humanresources@newportmansions.org or mail to 424 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI. Please, no phone calls.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Temporary
Posted on: 12/23/2016

Associate Curator of Works on Paper

Williams College Williamstown, MA
Associate Curator of Works on Paper Williams College Museum of Art The Williams College Museum of Art (WCMA), one of the leading college art museums in the country, is seeking applicants for a highly creative Associate Curator of Works on Paper with expertise in the early modern period. Responsibilities: • Plan and conceptualize exhibitions, and other projects, examining interdisciplinary and diverse themes and historical periods, based on original research • Write and edit scholarly materials that appeal to the broad range of museum visitors • Collaborate with development colleagues on fundraising and grant writing • Actively cultivate relationships with foundations, existing and potential donors, collectors, and others • Work collaboratively and creatively with colleagues in public and academic engagement to develop interpretive materials and programs • Present talks, lectures and regularly teach/co-teach museum-based courses • Supervise undergraduate and graduate interns Qualifications: • Master's degree in Art or Art History or related disciplines required, Ph.D. preferred • A record of successful experience in the conception and development of creative and innovative exhibitions and programs • Teaching experience beyond the level of teaching assistant desirable • Must possess superb written, oral, and visual skills • A strong commitment to working as part of a collegial, dynamic team and to forming partnerships To apply employment.williams.edu/staff
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 12/23/2016

Curatorial Associate, Architecture & Design

MIT Museum Cambridge, MA
The Curatorial Associate, Architecture & Design is involved in research, preparation/production, and installation of an active program of temporary exhibitions in the Museum's Kurtz Gallery for Photography and in the Wolk Gallery, School of Architecture and Planning. Will serve as a member of the collections team of seven including curators, curatorial associates, and registrar & collections manager. Responsibilities include assisting with exhibition research, preparation, installation, publicity, and related programming. Specific responsibilities (in consultation with the curator) include coordinating the design and production of exhibition graphics and print materials and website development; media contact; coordinating opening events; coordinating artwork transport and other activities related to the mounting of exhibitions; organizing traveling exhibitions; assisting with the supervision and organization of workflow for curatorial interns, temporary staff, and volunteers; and other duties as assigned. Will also support activities related to collections services and management including reference; accessioning; preparing inventories, guides, finding aids, and website access tools; and cataloging. Requirements: Undergraduate degree (advanced degree an advantage) with subject interest in one or more of the following areas: art history, architectural history, history of design, and history of photography. Three years of exhibitions and/or curatorial experience with museum collections required, and discretion and judgment with confidential information. Must have excellent writing and interpersonal skills and be well organized and highly motivated to work in a team environment. Must also be able to retrieve collections objects and document boxes weighing up to 35 lbs. from storage locations that require climbing steps. Applicants must apply online at MIT HR website, position #14170.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Part time
Posted on: 12/06/2016

Curatorial Assistant

The Hyde Collection Glens Falls, NY
The Hyde Collection seeks a curatorial assistant to support the Museum’s curator in all aspects of a busy curatorial department, such as administering a historic house collection, conducting research, and mounting an ambitious exhibition program. Among the assistant’s principal duties will be maintaining collection records, responding to inquiries from the general public, and liaising with artists and other museum professionals. The candidate should have a sound knowledge of museum procedures, some art historical training and research skills, and previous museum experience. Knowledge of a European language, professional art handling skills, and programs such as InDesign and Photoshop would be a distinct advantage. Send a letter of interest, resume, and three references to staff@keena.com or Keena, 2 Progress Blvd. Queensbury NY 12804. No phone calls, please. EOE.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 11/28/2016

Development and Marketing

Manager of Fund Development

Alden House HIstoric Site Duxbury, MA
Our organization will play an important role in commemorations such as the 400th anniversary of the landing of the Mayflower in 2020. We are seeking a part-time Director of Fund Development to spearhead our efforts to grow our organization in members and financial support. The Manager of Fund Development will have the opportunity to strengthen the development function. Responsible for our major fundraising initiatives, including our Annual Speak for Thyself Awards Dinner Sponsors. The candidate should have an interest in Colonial American History and a passion for working to help a 100+ year-old nonprofit organization reach its full potential. Experience with Major Giving Campaigns a plus. Responsibilities of the Fund Development Manager: • Review and analyze our current donor base • Develop a Corporate Sponsor Program • Execute the Annual Fund Campaign • Cultivate major donors • Work on donor and member software lists (Past Perfect) and recording data in concert with office staff • Work with staff and volunteers on the Development Committee and Speak for Thyself Event and Annual Meeting (first Sat. in August. • Exhibit leadership in getting the organization ready and developing a calendar to step into major giving and a capital campaign within the next few years. • Meet mutually agreed upon fund raising goals. This position reports directly to the Director and works closely with the President. To apply, please send resume to director@alden.org by February 17, 2017.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Part time
Posted on: 01/17/2017

Membership and Central Reservations Specialist

Mystic Seaport Mystic, CT
The Membership and Central Reservations Specialist is responsible for meeting our customer service standards by building relationships and offering outstanding support that increases repeat ticket and membership sales. Essential Functions: • Actively promote programmatic ticket sales, new memberships, renewals, and upgrades • Accurately and efficiently process event and class registrations, confirmations, roster reports, and financial transactions • Field detailed questions about the Museum’s programs, including age requirements, timeframes, physical activity levels, and more • Work with Membership specialists to process new memberships, renewals, and upgrades received through direct mail, electronically, and over the telephone • Maintain open lines of communication with Museum departments and proactively stay informed of different program offerings, including classes that require complicated registration transactions • Work in a CRM database daily looking up records, creating new records and searching for information Qualifications: • Excellent customer service skills and a clear, pleasant speaking voice and good hearing to ensure effective telephone communication • Demonstrated ability in handling unsatisfied customers and handling concerns and complaints • Ability to handle high call volume • Proficient in the operation of a PC in a windows environment; Microsoft Office Suite • Knowledge of CRM databases, Blackbaud preferred • Basic accounting skills and accuracy with numbers • Work independently and as a collaborative member of a small, team-oriented office • Prior customer service experience, either in a call center, visitor/guest services, retail environments preferred To Apply: Please submit a Mystic Seaport application ( http://www.mysticseaport.org/wp-content/uploads/Mystic-Seaport-Employment-Application.pdf ), resume, and cover letter to human.resources@mysticseaport.org OR to Mystic Seaport HR PO Box 6000 Mystic, CT 06355.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 01/12/2017

Marketing Manager

Shelburne Museum Shelburne, VT
Shelburne Museum is hiring an experienced Marketing Manager to develop the strategic direction of the Museum’s marketing efforts and to implement and manage those plans. We are looking for a progressive professional proficient in traditional and digital media, able to manage our website, and capable of project management. The Marketing Manager collaborates with multiple departments to produce promotional materials while also working with external vendors and contractors. This position requires not just the technical skills of marketing, but also creativity and an eye for detail along with the desire to make a significant contribution to the institution. Bring your knowledge, abilities, and energy to our spectacular museum to help us boost visitorship, membership, and development activities. We are accepting applications from qualified candidates through February 3, 2017 and hope to fill the position quickly. Visit www.shelburnemuseum.org for a full job description and to download an application. Completed application, cover letter, and resume may be sent to Human Resources, PO Box 10, Shelburne, VT 05482 or emailed to human_resources@shelburnemuseum.org.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 01/11/2017

Major Gifts Officer

New Bedford Whaling Museum New Bedford, MA
The Major Gifts Officer is a key member of a dynamic and highly productive development team charged with a yearly fundraising agenda of $3M. Reporting to the Director of Development, the Major Gifts Officer will manage the Museum’s portfolio of individual and corporate donors with a focus on major gifts. S/he will: identify, cultivate and solicit qualified prospects and donors of $1,000+ to support the Annual Fund, special events, special projects, endowment, and capital projects; steward the Cupola Society, a portfolio of major donors, with responsibility for growing the Society; engage with members of the Development Committee in peer prospect recruitment; work with the Director of Development to implement an Annual Giving strategy and meet annual benchmarks and goals. The successful candidate will have progressive fundraising experience and proven ability to solicit and close gifts on the $10,000 level; a track record of building relationships to achieve fundraising goals; the ability to develop and execute a cultivation strategy for qualified prospect; the ability to effectively articulate the Museum’s priorities to donors; have excellent verbal and writing skill; and enjoy working in a fast paced environment. Requires a Bachelors’ degree, valid driver’s license, occasional nights and weekends. Proficiency in Raiser’s Edge or comparable fundraising software preferred. Museum or arts/culture experience is a plus. To apply: Send resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to Michelle Taylor, V.P. Operations & CFO, at mtaylor@whalingmuseum.org. New Bedford Whaling Museum is committed to diversity among its employees and encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 01/10/2017

Marketing & Commununications Manager

International Tennis Hall of Fame Newport, RI
The Manager of Marketing & Communications is a key team member in efforts to elevate the International Tennis Hall of Fame's brand and drive business to all business units. The position has a particular focus on marketing efforts around the museum and special events. Responsibilities include development and implementation of strategic outreach to drive museum admissions and awareness, purchasing and executing advertising (print and digital), proactive PR efforts, collateral development, and assisting with programming/events. Also serves as primary marketing team member for the Hall of Fame’s annual fundraising gala in NYC, to include branding, collateral development, signage, commemorative journal, scripting, PR outreach, and other needs. It is important to note the position has responsibilities beyond the museum and gala, and work will include supporting ITHF marketing efforts in other areas including a professional tennis tournament, Hall of Fame induction, international outreach, development, a tennis club, retail, and beyond. Additionally, the position as oversight of ITHF’s primary website to include content calendar, proactive updating of site, and generating necessary content – copy writing, graphics, etc. Two positions are currently available. Learn more: https://www.tennisfame.com/careers-volunteer/
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 01/10/2017

Sr. Research Analyst

Museum of Science Boston, MA
The Senior Research Analyst supports the fundraising efforts of the Museum by addressing the research needs of Advancement staff members and identifying prospective donors, assessing their gift capacity and potential and uncovering facts that show how an optimum gift may best be solicited. The position creates, implements, and maintains the process by which consistent Annual Fund donors in Advancement's existing prospect pool may be moved up the pipeline to facilitate a Major Gift. The Senior Research Analyst identifies new donor prospects to build the prospect pool and donor pipeline. This position partners directly with the Senior Program Manager for Research in helping to manage the prospect management process and the fundraising pipelines, enabling the Director of Leadership Gifts to focus time and energy on cultivating new donors, soliciting current donors for leadership-level gifts, and general fundraising for the quiet phase of the next campaign. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://mos.applicantpro.com/jobs/507845-29458.html
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 01/04/2017

Director of Development

The International Museum of World War II Natick, MA
The most comprehensive museum of World War II in the world, The International Museum of World War II, located in Natick, MA is seeking a dynamic and experienced Director of Development to lead its capital campaign. An exciting opportunity as the Museum and its renown collection of original artifacts, letters and documents, is expanding and the staff is growing. The new Development Director will be an experienced and charismatic leader, who can work well with the Museum’s Founder and Director, who is presently the principal fundraiser. So far the Museum has raised half of the $25M which is required to break ground for the new building. The new Director of Development will be responsible for completing this phase of the campaign, and then leading the Museum’s future fundraising efforts. He/she will have demonstrated capital fundraising experience but be able to work in an entrepreneurial environment without the scaffolding common in large institutions. Will be able to organize and prioritize current prospects and identify new ones; skillful at soliciting and closing mid to high range gifts; comfortable in a sophisticated environment. Qualifications include a Bachelor’s Degree or higher and a minimum of 8 to 10 years of experience in the upper levels of cultural fundraising; a proven record of success in capital fundraising; interpersonal skills to work productively with staff, trustees and supporters; an interest in World War II. This is a retained search. Please visit http://www.imsearch.com/searches/details/content/S5-872.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
SALARY RANGE: Competitive; commensurate with experience.
Posted on: 01/04/2017

Development Director

Historical Society of Cheshire County Keene, NH
Development Director - Historical Society of Cheshire County Location: Keene, NH The Historical Society of Cheshire County is a non-profit educational organization dedicated to collecting, preserving and communicating the history of Cheshire County in the beautiful Monadnock Region of southwest New Hampshire. The Development Director administers the development, membership and marketing activities of the Society. The Development Director is expected to work in close collaboration with the Executive Director, the Board of Trustees, and community volunteers to insure the successful implementation of the Society’s strategic plan. This is a full-time position. Competitive compensation will include health insurance allowance and retirement savings plan eligibility. This position requires experience in administration, development and marketing in a non-profit setting, as well as excellent written, verbal communication, organizational, and computer skills. The Development Director should be energetic and creative, results oriented, work well in a team environment, and be self-directed. Review of applications will begin January 9th and will continue until the position is filled. For a complete job description, visit www.hsccnh.org To apply, please send resume, letter of interest and three professional references to: Alan Rumrill Historical Society of Cheshire County PO Box 803 Keene, NH 03431 Or email to: hscc@hsccnh.org
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 01/04/2017

Director of External Affairs

The Hyde Collection Glens Falls, NY
The Hyde is seeking an experienced leader who will contribute to the Museum’s continued growth, and one who will help position The Hyde for future success. Applicants should have a minimum of eight (8) years of relevant experience, with a minimum of four (4) years of management experience. The Director of External Affairs is a senior-level position reporting directly to the Museum’s Director and is responsible for the management of the following areas: development, membership, and special events; marketing, design, and communications; and visitor services. The Director of External Affairs regularly reports to the Board of Trustees and represents The Hyde at community and Museum functions and events. Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter including salary requirements, and a list of three professional references to: staff@keena.com or Keena, 2 Progress Blvd., Queensbury, NY 12804. EOE
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 01/04/2017

Development Associate/Grants Manager

The Children's Museum Inc. West Hartford, CT
The Children's Museum Inc. is hiring for a full time Development Associate/Grants Manager.. This position works alongside lead staff and museum management to engage in fund development functions with an emphasis on providing research, direction and leadership for all programs and projects that are funded or sponsored by Federal, State, corporate or private individual funds. The ideal candidate must communicate effectively with museum leaders and staff to identify and prioritize programs and projects that need funded support. They will Identify and research new funding opportunities while providing stewardship to existing funders. They work with museum staff and leadership to develop budgets, reports and ancillary materials needed to create and support grant proposals and the grant reporting process and write and submit grant proposals in a timely manner.They will follow-up to ensure each funded project is meeting the approved proposals requirements and conditions and support museum leadership in the creation of contributed revenue and expense budgets and monitor grant income goals and expenses. Candidates must demonstrate a knowledge of basic fundraising models and strategies, and locate sources for new funding opportunities. They must possess strong networking skills and be comfortable reaching out to prospective funders. Experience with Blackbaud's Altru software is preferred. A Batchelors degree with multi year experience in grant writing and prior not-for-profit experience with an emphasis on prior work within a family centered educational institution is preferred. To apply, please forward cover letter, resume, writing sample, references and salary expectations to devoresumes@gmail.com. For full job description visit http://www.thechildrensmuseumct.org/about-us/employment/
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
SALARY RANGE: $35,000 to $45,000/ year
Posted on: 01/04/2017

Director, Donor Relations

Museum of Science Boston, MA
Under the direction of the Executive Director of Development the Director of Donor Relations leads a team in the strategic planning, coordination and implementation of a thoughtful and creative stewardship plan that serves the needs of MOS's frontline fundraisers, donors and prospects. In this highly visible, collaborative role, the Director is a driving force in keeping stewardship top of mind so that fundraisers can focus on raising the philanthropic investments so crucial to MOS's future. The Director manages the Donor Relations team in creating, administering and executing approximately 50 events per year, including several high profile events for Major Gifts, Planned Giving, and other high level constituents. S/he takes the lead in planning, coordinating, and managing assigned events including coordination with other Museum departments/vendors (Marketing Communications, Events & Conference Services, Wolfgang Puck Catering, Public Safety) and works to secure all external vendors associated with each assigned event. S/he is also responsible for conducting the event briefing and debriefing with the Advancement Division and the President and Director when applicable. She/he leads the planning and administration of several high profile Leadership Gifts events for major and planned giving constituents, including cultivation receptions, stewardship dinners. S/he oversees the coordination of a Master Calendar of Donor Relations Events for reference by the entire Advancement Division. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://mos.applicantpro.com/jobs/497715-29458.html
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 01/02/2017

Advancement Administrative Manager

Mystic Seaport Mystic, CT
The Advancement Administrative Manager serves as executive assistant to Vice President for Advancement and provides coordination for the Museum’s Advancement department. This position is often a first point of contact and clearinghouse for inquiries about charitable giving to the Museum, therefore an understanding of non-profit fundraising is important. An integral aspect of the role is to provide support to members of the Board of Trustees and the Advancement Committee to facilitate their interactions in the fundraising process and to work closely with the Board and Advancement Committee chairs. Prospect research and donor stewardship are vital components of the job. Advancement event planning and implementation is required. This role is pivotal in strengthening the Museum’s fundraising capacity through high level donor relations activities, stewardship and cultivation. Must be highly organized and detail oriented with strong interpersonal and team building skills to engage and interact with diverse constituencies internally throughout the Museum and externally, especially with the philanthropic sector. For the full job description and application form, please visit http://www.mysticseaport.org/about/employment/all-positions/. To Apply: Please submit a Mystic Seaport application, resume, and cover letter to human.resources@mysticseaport.org OR to Mystic Seaport PO Box 6000 Mystic, CT 06355 Attn: Human Resources. An EOE.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 12/19/2016

Major Gifts Officer

Newport Art Museum Newport, RI
The Major Gifts Officer is responsible for prospect and project management within the Development Department of the Newport Art Museum. Working with the Executive Director and Director of Development, this individual will identify, cultivate, steward, and solicit current and prospective individual donors, corporations and foundations capable of giving $50,000 or more to the Museum’s annual fund, special events and other strategic initiatives. He/she will be part of an overall effort to strengthen donor and corporate relationships and encourage increased levels of financial support. The successful candidate will possess progressive fundraising experience and proven ability to solicit and close gifts on the $50,000+ level; track record in building relationships across a spectrum of individual, foundation and corporate donors to achieve aggressive fundraising goals; capable of developing and executing ongoing strategy for qualifying candidates and moving them to prospect status using tools such as a donor pipeline, small cultivation events, research, and community networking. A minimum 3 years of major gifts leadership, progressive experience in successful development programs, knowledge of office systems / MS-Office and familiarity with fundraising database systems (Raisers Edge) is required. To apply, please include a cover letter, current résumé, three references and salary requirements. No phone calls please. All requests should be emailed to: jobs@newportartmuseum.org, with “Major Gifts Officer” in the subject line. This is a full-time salaried position. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. 
The Newport Art Museum is an equal opportunity employer.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 12/12/2016

Director of Development

Portland Museum of Art Portland, Maine, ME
The Portland Museum of Art is looking for a Director of Development to lead the continuing transformation of fundraising efforts at the PMA. The Director of Development serves as a key cultivator and solicitor of donors, inspires constituents to higher levels of giving, and works collaboratively with museum staff and volunteers to ensure success in building strong constituent relationships and supporting the PMA’s strategic goal to build financial strength and sustainability. With an extensive collection and nationally renowned exhibitions, the Portland Museum of Art is the cultural heart of Portland, Maine. The PMA boasts significant holdings of American, European, and contemporary art, as well as iconic works from Maine—highlighting the rich artistic tradition of the state and its artists. For position description listing responsibilities, qualifications, and application instructions, please visit http://www.portlandmuseum.org/about/employment . The Portland Museum of Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 12/06/2016

Grant Writer

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens Boothbay, ME
Responsible for writing proposals for foundations and individuals for both unrestricted operating revenue and restricted projects and for submitting timely and accurate reports for all existing grant funded projects. Writing responsibilities include stewardship and cultivation activities as well. Requires at least two years grant writing experience, preferably with a non-profit organization. Ability to write clear, structured, articulate and persuasive proposals. Ability to work well in a team environment, handle multiple assignments and meet deadlines. Knowledge of fundraising techniques, strategies and research. The mission of Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens is to inspire meaningful connections among people, plants, and nature through horticulture, education and research. To apply: send resume and letter of interest to Employment@mainegardens.org. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a suitable candidate is identified.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 12/01/2016

Education

Manager of Museum Programs and Education

Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology Bristol, RI
Brown University's Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology seeks an innovative Manager of Museum Programs and Education to oversee educational opportunities for Brown University's faculty and student body, including our Faculty Fellows program; to organize an annual program of lectures and events; manage the Museum's pre-K-12 outreach programs; and oversee staff, interns, volunteers, guards/greeters, and student workers. We seek a candidate with 3-5 years professional experience managing a Museum Education program, preferably at a university teaching museum, with demonstrated experience in writing, receiving, and managing external grants. Applicants for this GRADE 10 position must have an MA (or higher) in Anthropology, Archaeology or related field, or a Masters in Museum Education with a BA (or higher) in Anthropology, Archaeology, or related field. The successful candidate will be comfortable working with university administrators, faculty, and students to advance the Museum's programs and agenda. S/he must be able to communicate professionally with speakers, artists, and others to plan programs and must sufficient academic competence in anthropology and/or archaeology to integrate this knowledge at a professional level into the development of innovative and engaging Museum Education programs. Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. To apply, please use this link to the position on Brown’s Career Site: https://goo.gl/wOAc3I
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 01/12/2017

Assistant Tutor

Historic Deerfield, Inc. Deerfield, MA
Assistant Tutor, Historic Deerfield Summer Fellowship Program, Historic Deerfield, Deerfield, MA Based at Historic Deerfield Museum, the Assistant Tutor provides program support to the Director of the Summer Fellowship Program and mentors seven undergraduate fellows. This position requires strong organizational skills and an accompanying interest in and ability to collaborate and work in group settings. Museum or other public history experience a plus; applicants must hold a valid driver’s license and be comfortable with driving extended distances (see description of museum visits and week-long trip, below.) Minimum requirements: Master’s level coursework in History (American) or related discipline (American Studies, Art History, Public History, etc.) The Assistant Tutor assists with seminars on early New England history, material culture and museum studies; advises, assists and mentors independent research and writing projects; oversees residential life including daily meal details; monitors evening hours at the museum’s research library; arranges and participates in day-long museum visits and a week-long trip at the end of the program that includes Washington DC, Williamsburg (VA), Winterthur (DE), and New York; provides other administrative support as needed; assists with Program wrap-up and works on Summer Fellowship Alumni Newsletter at Program conclusion (August 14-23.) Dates: June 5-Aug. 23, 2017. Salary: $4250.00; furnished apartment and all meals included. To apply, email or mail a letter of interest, vita and three references by Friday, March 3, 2017 to: Barbara A. Mathews, Public Historian and Director of Academic Programs, Historic Deerfield, Deerfield, MA 01342. Email: bmathews@historic-deerfield.org Phone: (413) 775-7207
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Temporary
Posted on: 01/06/2017

Coordinator of Interpretive Services and Audience Engagement

Bruce Museum Greenwich, CT
The Coordinator of Interpretive Services and Audience Engagement is an advanced entry level position responsible for taking and processing reservations for all of the Museum’s school programs and adult tours and supervising the visitor services team. Reservation responsibilities include, but are not limited to: school and community center visits and guided tours for adults. Supervisory responsibilities include, but are not limited to, building and evaluating a visitor services team, creating its schedule, leading trainings for visitor services and security staff and ensuring that best practices in visitor services are followed. As the initial contact between program participants and the Bruce Museum as well as the coordinator of visitor services (VS), this position requires an outgoing, friendly personality with strong organizational and computer skills. A high degree of independent decision-making and authority for such decisions is required. Education and Experience: Bachelor’s Degree in art, science, cultural history, education, museum studies, or related field required; Out of classroom teaching experience, handling of collections required; Experience in administrative work, particularly with scheduling software, required; Experience using Altru (by Blackbaud) a plus; Experience in customer service in a museum setting preferred. Please submit a cover letter and resume to Kathleen Holko at kholko@brucemuseum.org. No phone calls please. The full job description is on the Bruce Museum website: www.brucemuseum.org.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 12/30/2016

Family Science Adventure Coordinator

The Springfield Museums Corporation Springfield, MA
PART-TIME FAMILY SCIENCE ADVENTURE COORDINATOR, available immediately. This is a part-time position which requires weekend and occasional evening hours. Responsibilities include: the development, planning and implementation of a variety of hands-on science gallery activities to be offered for Museum visitors on weekends, during school vacation weeks, and summer vacation. creating themed science activities to correspond with special exhibitions, school vacation weeks and other museum events: maintaining Family Science Adventures activity supplies and materials; perform other similar duties as assigned by supervisor. Qualifications include a minimum of an Associate’s degree in Education, Early Childhood Education or other related field. Experience teaching in a Museum or other informal educational setting. Experience planning science activities and creating lesson plans. Working independently with little supervision. Must be enthusiastic, dependable, and enjoy working with the general public and individuals of all ages. This position may require standing for long periods of time, and lifting and carrying up to 30 pounds Regular hours are Saturday and Sunday October through June from 10:30 a.m.- 2:30 p.m. including some holidays at 10 hours per weekend. December, February and April School Vacation Weeks and six weeks of Summer programming July through Mid-August, Monday – Friday 10:30 a.m.- 2:30 p.m., up to 22 hours per week. Send letter of interest and resume by January 13, 2017 to: kmerrill@springfieldmuseums.org.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Part time
Posted on: 12/20/2016

Part-time Educator

The Springfield Museums Corporation Springfield, MA
PART-TIME EDUCATOR, position available immediately. The Museum Educator will work as part of the Education Department team, responsible for conducting a variety of programs in the Science, Art, History and Dr. Seuss Museums. Programs include Science School Programs, Weekend, School Vacation Weeks, and Evening Family Programs, Summer Programs. The Museum Educator will fill in for Family Science Adventures, Museums on the Go Outreach, Weekend Birthday parties, and other special events as needed. Duties include: teaching scripted Science School Programs which include physical, life and earth and space science topics to school groups in grades Pre-K to 8; maintaining supplies and materials; creating games and tours to correspond with special exhibitions; creating and preparing gallery and classroom activities for family events; tracking participation; and assisting in the assessment of each activity. He/she will represent the Springfield Museums and lead educational activities at community outreach events. Qualifications: An Associate’s degree is required (preferably in Education, Early Childhood Education, or other related field). Experience in the following is necessary: teaching in a Museum or other informal educational setting; teaching science lessons and activities; and working independently with groups of children. Candidate must be dependable, energetic, creative, and enjoy working with students, teachers and families. He/She must work collaboratively in a team environment, and be willing to handle live reptiles. Some aspects of this position may require standing for long periods of time, and lifting and/or carrying up to 30 pounds. Reliable transportation is required. Selected candidate must pass a CORI check. Send letter of interest and resume by January 13, 2017 to: kmerrill@springfieldmuseums.org.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Part time
Posted on: 12/20/2016

Overnight Program Educators

Mystic Seaport Mystic, CT
Mystic Seaport is hiring for Overnight Program Educators for our Ship to Shore and Anchor Watch programs. This positions provide hands-on engaging programming for groups who sleep overnight at Mystic Seaport aboard the full-rigged ship the JOSEPH CONRAD. More information on the programs can be found at http://www.mysticseaport.org/learn/k-12-programs/ship-to-shore/ and http://www.mysticseaport.org/learn/youth/anchor-watch/. The positions are seasonal from March-June 2017. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: • Lead tours, outdoor and indoor activities • Supervise guests overnight on board the JOSEPH CONRAD • Assist in rigging climbing • Assist with cleaning of program facilities • Provide excellent customer service and excellent visitor experiences • Build a professional repertoire through continuous growth and mastery of content, skills, hands-on education, presentation and delivery techniques • Contribute to the development of new programs and enhancement of existing programs • Help advance department and institutional goals, adhere to mission, and serve as ambassador for Mystic Seaport The full job descriptions are available at http://www.mysticseaport.org/about/employment/all-positions/. To Apply: Please submit a Mystic Seaport application ( http://www.mysticseaport.org/wp-content/uploads/Mystic-Seaport-Employment-Application.pdf ), resume, and cover letter to human.resources@mysticseaport.org OR to Mystic Seaport PO Box 6000 Mystic, CT 06355 Attn: Human Resources. The deadline to apply is February 17, 2017. An EOE.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Part time
Posted on: 12/15/2016

Museum Educator

Mystic Seaport Mystic, CT
Use the resources of Mystic Seaport to share stories of America and the sea with audiences of all ages and learning styles. Facilitate interactive, hands-on, engaging, and inspirational learning for school and other groups pertaining to the Museum and maritime history. This position is highly seasonal, with the busiest season and the potential for the most hours April-June, the second busiest season September-November. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: • Facilitate interactive and hands-on learning for Museum visitors, school groups, and other audiences using a variety of teaching techniques in a confident and professional manner • Provide excellent customer service and excellent visitor experiences • Build a professional repertoire through continuous growth and mastery of content, demonstration skills, hands-on education, presentation and delivery techniques and educational theory • Demonstrate ability in the following areas: guided tours; experiential programs; outreach programs; overnight programs; exhibits, particularly the interactive ones; programs for children and families; and special programs as needed including the potential of summer day camp • Contribute to the development of new and existing programs The full job description is available at http://www.mysticseaport.org/about/employment/all-positions/. To Apply: Please submit a Mystic Seaport application ( http://www.mysticseaport.org/wp-content/uploads/Mystic-Seaport-Employment-Application.pdf ), resume, and cover letter to human.resources@mysticseaport.org OR to Mystic Seaport PO Box 6000 Mystic, CT 06355 Attn: Human Resources. The deadline to apply is February 17, 2017. An EOE.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Part time
Posted on: 12/15/2016

Curator of Education and Academic Outreach

Yale Center for British Art New Haven, CT
The Education Department at the Yale Center for British Art (YCBA) is part of the Division of Research and Education. The Division, which is headed by the Deputy Director of Research, oversees the research and pedagogical missions of the Center, including those associated with academic outreach, educational programs and partnerships, and public programming. The Curator of Education and Academic Outreach supports the pedagogical goals of the Division, and reports to the Senior Curator of Education while working with other members of the Department, including the Deputy Director of Research. S/he is primarily responsible for cultivating and strengthening the Center’s relationship with the scholarly community at Yale, and increasing the Center’s visibility as a teaching resource. S/he initiates programs focusing on faculty and students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, at Yale, as well as at colleges and universities in the region. As a member of the Education Department, s/he also supports initiatives for public and community audiences that reflect the outreach agenda of Education. The Yale Center for British Art houses the largest collection of British art outside the United Kingdom. Presented to the University by Paul Mellon (Yale College, Class of 1929), the collection reflects the development of British Art and culture from the Elizabethan period onward. Required: Master’s Degree in Arts, Art History, Education or related field and five years professional museum experience in the areas of education or curatorial or an equivalent education and experience. To learn more and apply online, please visit http://bit.ly/2gDToHf. AA/EEO – M/F/Disability/Veteran
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
SALARY RANGE: Commensurate with experience.
Posted on: 12/12/2016

Hood Museum of Art Curator of Education

Dartmouth College - Hood Museum of Art Hanover, NM
Hood Museum of Art Curator of Education The Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College seeks a creative and innovative individual for the role of Hood Foundation Curator of Education at an exciting time in the museum’s history, as we renovate, expand, and reopen the museum’s facility. The curator of education develops, plans and implements a diverse range of education programs, resources, and publications in support of the museum’s teaching purpose. The curator of education works with the director, deputy director, senior managers and curators to develop long and short-term integrated plans to engage all audiences and supervises the work of the museum’s education team. The curator of education develops and oversees the museum’s teaching strategy and is responsible for fostering and strengthening strategic partnerships with schools and identifying new opportunities for diversifying community engagement. Researching, publishing and presenting on topics that advance the museum’s education programs and the Hood’s reputation in the field is important to this role. Qualified candidates will have seven years of museum education experience, including leading and supervising a dynamic department of educators, and proficiency in planning, organizing, and implementing museum programs. This role requires knowledge of current best practice in museum education and diverse teaching and learning styles. Expertise in object-based teaching, public speaking, and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment are essential. Masters in art history, museum studies, education, or related field required. To apply online please go to our job-site at searchjobs.dartmouth.edu position #1125627. Dartmouth College is an AA/EOE employer.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 12/05/2016

Science Educators

The Children's Museum Inc. West hartford, CT
Museum Science Educators The Children’s Museum, in West Hartford CT, is seeking energetic, creative and reliable informal science educators to develop and teach content-rich, hands-on programs to grade levels Pre-K through 8 in a fun, interactive environment. Responsibilities include the following: • Teaching programs to school groups visiting the museum • Travelling to schools to present classroom outreach programs at their site • Teaching science programs both at our onsite preschool and as outreach at other preschools • Presenting science assemblies at schools, libraries and community organizations, to large groups • Teaching series of programs on an ongoing basis in an afterschool setting • Assisting with curriculum development and instruction within our homeschool program series • Assisting with vacation science camp and public programs during school holidays and vacation periods Training on content will be provided, but a high level of confidence presenting to groups is essential. Positions are part-time with approximately 25-28 hours a week required. Preference will be given to those with strong knowledge in the topics of Physics, Astronomy, Earth Sciences and Life Sciences. Although individual educators may concentrate on areas where they have greater knowledge, training will be provided to cross train in instruction of other topics. All roles require contact and handling of live animals from our sanctuary. We are looking for one position to concentrate in the area of Astronomy and experience and or willingness to learn our planetarium technology will be required for that role. Requirements: • Bachelor degree in science or science education, or currently working towards degree • Previous experience teaching inquiry-based science programming • Ability to present science content in an enthusiastic and engaging manner • Strong communication and presentation skills • A strong comfort level for presenting in front of large groups of both children and adults • Weekday afternoon and evening availability with a flexible schedule is a plus • Programs take place both onsite and offsite so reliable transportation and a clean driving record is required Interested candidates should send all of the following materials for consideration: resume, cover letter, salary expectations and three references. (No phone calls please) Email: devoresumes@gmail.com Mail: Dan Butterworth Education Program Coordinator The Children’s Museum 950 Trout Brook Drive West Hartford, CT 06119
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Part time
Posted on: 12/01/2016

Exhibits

Collections & Exhibitions Manager

Phillips Exeter Academy Exeter, NH
The Collections & Exhibitions Manager will contribute to the Lamont Gallery’s comprehensive collections inventory/management project, and will oversee all aspects of the care and management of works of art owned by the Lamont Gallery as well as contribute to the management and installation of collections-related exhibitions. The CEM will also serve as preparator and installation manager for the gallery’s rotating exhibition program and will contribute to organizing, installing, and managing the display of work for gallery exhibitions and special off-site projects. The position also supports general gallery operations and events. This position will report to the gallery director and curator. For full job description and to apply go to http://www.exeter.edu/home/about-us/employment-phillips-exeter-academy/career-opportunities.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Temporary
SALARY RANGE: Competitive
Posted on: 01/17/2017

Exhibit Developer

MIT Museum Cambridge, MA
The Exhibit Developer (ED) is responsible for supporting the development of exhibits through research, content and experience development, collaborating with the Director of Galleries & Exhibitions, curators, designers and teams. Principal Duties & Responsibilities: Research educational, scientific and technological content. Develop and document exhibit experience concepts and their operation. Advocate for educational and visitor experience goals as represented through design. Write and edit exhibit copy. Assist with exhibit prototyping and conduct evaluation. Develop project reports and other materials. Research exhibit resources and assist with development of exhibit ideas and programs. Research, track and manage artifacts as needed. Develop scripts and work closely with multimedia producers. Ensure that exhibits are experientially engaging and scientifically accurate. Conduct photo and other visual media research. Project manage logistics and communication with internal teams and outside vendors as assigned. Meet project budgets and schedules. Qualifications & Skills: BA/BS (MA/MS preferred) in science, math, engineering, science education, social sciences or a field related to informal teaching and learning. Minimum of 3+ years of experience developing museum exhibitions, preferably in interactive science or art environments. Excellent oral, written and communication skills. Willingness and ability to work as part of a team and collaborate with science researchers and non-specialists. Excellent research and organizational skills; candidates must be detail oriented, self-motivated, conscientious, thorough, task-focused and able to manage and track multiple demands in a fast-paced environment. Excellent technical proficiency with MS Office (Word, Excel, PPT) and Google docs. Applicants must apply online at MIT HR website, job. #14147. (See MIT Museum website for complete job description.)
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 01/06/2017

Developer: Child Development Team

Boston Children's Museum Boston, MA
The Developer will work on exhibit development projects, including content development, prototyping and evaluation with visitors. Manage team of 5 which is responsible for exhibit operations and programming in 6 exhibits zones. In all our programs and exhibits we seek to make the museum accessible and relevant to all families in our diverse Boston community. We are looking for a creative, innovative and hands-on exhibit and program developer who has experience with many stages of the development process including: Developing interactive exhibits, especially phenomena based exhibits; Interactive, prototype-based development, including building or assembling rough prototypes; Experience with program development for young audiences; Experience with evaluation, including working with the public on formative evaluation, and interactive improvement of prototypes; Ability to work as a member of an exhibit team, and communicate with designers, fabricators and/or architects; Significant knowledge of child development, especially for young children 0-8; Ability to motivate and mentor a team, and experience successfully supervising teams or a small department; Experience training staff and developing trainings; Ability to plan and manage budgets; Strong written communication abilities and experience working on grant proposals; Ability to manage effectively in a complex organization Education and Experience Requirements 7+ years exhibit and program development experience for a museum setting, with 10 or more years of relevant educational experience overall. Masters or above in a related field (child development, or education) or commensurate experience. To apply: Send cover letter and resume to Jobs@BostonChildrensMuseum.org
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 12/23/2016

Facilities

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Museum Store

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Security

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Visitor Services

Visitor Services Coordinator

Edward M Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate Boston, MA
Visitor Services Coordinator is responsible for providing effective customer service as the public face and voice of the Institute at the front desk and on the phone to EMK guests. The Coordinator responds to questions and provides up–to-date information on exhibits, hours, programs and other EMK services. The Coordinator independently manages the front desk on assigned days, operates the Point of Sales system for on-site and online ticketing, and working with the Assistant Manager organizes and maintains systems for handling and tracking memberships, and group sales for visitors to the Institute. The VS Coordinator answers the phone in a cordial and professional manner, referring calls as needed, taking messages, responding to visitor questions, and resolving caller issues and concerns. The VS Coordinator assists in Level One membership sales and manages the electronic mail that comes to info@emkinstitute.org, groupsales@institute.org. The VS Coordinator works closely with the VS Manager and Assistant Manager on recruiting tour groups and in performing tasks required ensuring that all the operational functions of the Institute are in place each day prior to opening to the public. The Incumbent is responsible for effectively performing the assigned administrative tasks of Visitor Services and Operations including tour group scheduling, running reports, ordering supplies for the Institute and other administrative tasks as required. The Coordinator represents Visitor Services, as assigned, on internal committees and working groups. Please email resume and cover letter to resumes@emkinstitute.org, with the title "VIsitor Services Coordinator" in the subject line. Please, no phone calls. EMK does not retain external search firms. No solicitation calls will be entertained.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 01/20/2017

Part-time Visitor Services Associate

Florence Griswold Museum Old Lyme, CT
The Florence Griswold Museum is looking for energetic individuals to join our front desk team. Job responsibilities include processing admissions, shop sales, reservations and inquiries as well as routing general incoming calls. These front-line positions ensure a positive visitor experience through friendly and efficient service at the front desk and in The Shop. A successful candidate should have terrific people skills, be a team player with strong multi-tasking abilities, and be computer literate. Sales experience a plus. Schedule A Friday – Sunday (21 hours). Schedule B Sunday – Tuesday (17 hours). Hourly. EOE. Send resume and letter of interest to: Matthew Greene, Manager of Visitor Relations, Florence Griswold Museum, 96 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT 06371 –or– matt@flogris.org. No phone calls. Please note, this is a year-round position.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Part time
Posted on: 01/12/2017

Visitor Service and Volunteer Program Manager

Cahoon Museum of American Art Cotuit, MA
The Cahoon Museum of American Art seeks a manager to develop the visitor service and volunteer program in our newly-renovated museum. This position is the point person for welcoming visitors and ensuring that they have a positive, memorable experience. The manager oversees the museum’s front of house operations including greeting and orienting visitors to the museum, answering questions about the museum’s exhibits and programs, and processing admissions, memberships, and merchandise. This position will also manage a volunteer program, which includes coordinating volunteer schedules and collaborating with other staff to use volunteer service museum-wide. The manager will organize and train volunteers, including gallery attendants, docents, reception and special events greeters, and membership volunteers who promote the museum at community, civic, and onsite events. The Visitor Service and Volunteer Program Manager must take initiative, be a people-person and work well with the public, have a positive team-based approach, excellent communication skills, and be committed to the mission of the museum. This is a part-time position for 20-25 hours per week, including some weekend hours. Qualifications include prior experience in a customer service setting; knowledge of Altru is a plus. Please email a letter of interest, resume, and contact information for three professional references to Sarah Johnson, Director/Curator at employment@cahoonmuseum.org.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Part time
Posted on: 01/11/2017

Part-Time Visitor Services Associate

The Wenham Museum Wenham, MA
The Wenham Museum seeks an individual to join our Visitor Services Team as a part-time Visitor Services Associate. This person will greet and assist museum visitors with a focus on providing exceptional, memorable guest experiences. The individual must enjoy interacting with the public, especially families and children. The Visitor Services Associate serves as the first point of contact upon arrival at the museum, this position will be the museum’s ambassador and as such, will keep abreast of, and be able to share important information about programs, exhibitions and special events. The Visitor Services Associate should demonstrate knowledge of the museum and its collections. Responsibilities include admission, shop, membership, and event sales. Retail and customer service experience is necessary. The position includes administratively supporting the Marketing, Membership, and Education Departments. Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook software. Knowledge of QuickBooks, Abila, PowerPoint, Adobe Suite, and Constant Contact, a plus. This is a part-time position for 12-15 hours a week including some weekend days. Flexibility to work additional shifts is essential. Please email resume and letter of interest to hr@wenhammsueum.org
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Part time
Posted on: 11/29/2016

Museum Technician I

Maine State Museum Augusta, ME
The Maine State Museum has two 20-hour a week Museum Technician I positions in the Education Division. The Maine State Museum is open five days a week (Tue-Sat). These positions would be required to work some Saturdays. The Museum Technician I position primarily provides visitor services at the Museum Admission Desk, as well as within the exhibit galleries, by providing basic information about the exhibits on display, assisting with exhibit and visitor safety, and helping with exhibit maintenance. This position also helps maintain visitation data and should be well-versed, and at ease with current computer applications. The ideal candidate will have the ability to work as part of a team, adapt to changing situations, and work well under pressure. Work is performed under general supervision. Two (2) years education and/or experience in appropriate museum specialty. Preference will be given to applicants with experience in visitor services within a cultural, library, or community center organization. Related work experience may be substituted for education on a year-for-year basis.Please submit a cover letter, resume’ and Direct Hire Application. This job posting and a Direct Hire application can be found on our website: http://www.maine.gov/fps/opportunities/ click the direct hire link. Applications must be received or postmarked by: Friday, September 25, 2015. Posted on: 12/31/1969

Volunteer Services

Site Manager, Eustis Estate Museum

Historic New England Milton, MA
Responsible for the management and marketing of the Eustis Estate Museum. Serves as Historic New England’s liaison to the community. Provide the greatest possible public access to the site through initiatives that conform to site preservation standards and meet the revenue and attendance targets. Initiates and manages efforts to meet or exceed established museum attendance, revenue, and membership goals through innovative marketing, programs, general tours, group tours, and community relations. Develops local marketing plans and executes all local promotion. Develops and proposes annual work plan and site budgets. Prepares visitation, financial, and operations reports. Serves as regional office coordinator coordinating with other teams and colleagues to ensure smooth operation of the facility. Responsible for the scheduling of public programs, events, functions, and community meetings. Hires, trains, and supervises guides and volunteers. Serves as the first line in monitoring for property care and collection concerns. Helps coordinate on-site property care and collections work. Oversees museum shop in the Eustis Estate Visitor Center. Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field, preferably in American history, art or cultural history, historic preservation, or museum studies. Four years job-related experience and the ability to work independently. Experience with non-profit institutions managing historic site operations. Supervisory experience, problem solving ability. Strong communication skills. Strong computer skills including skilled knowledge of MS Word, PowerPoint and Excel. Valid driver’s license and a means of transportation required. Ability to work weekend and evening hours as required. Send resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to jobs@historicnewengland.org
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 01/19/2017

Intern/Fellowship, Paid

Education Internship

Old Sturbridge Village Sturbridge, MA
Old Sturbridge Village is now accepting applications for college internships. These internships are excellent opportunities for undergraduate or graduate students interested in American history focusing on the 1830s, the Industrial Revolution and agricultural history, as well as museum education or administration. All interns will have the opportunity to use the research library, spend time in our collections, and observe different levels of management. Additional application information at www.osv.org/content/college-interns. Under the supervision of the Director of Education and Coordinator of Museum Education, student interns assist with daily operations, program research and development, and summer program activities including administrative duties, Discovery Adventures camps, and other Museum Education programs. Interns' duties will be designed around their experience, education, and interests, but first and foremost, based on the Museum Education department's needs. Interns will be responsible for the interactive learning experience of children ages 6-17. Interns must be adept at a variety of teaching techniques that are applicable in relating the everyday life of 19th-century New Englanders in a historical museum setting. Interns will be trained to lead youth group inquiry-based historical site tours, group discussions, participatory activities, role playing, and simple craft workshops working in a cooperative teaching environment with fellow teachers. Requirements: Successful completion of two years in an undergraduate program with a core concentration in Education, History, Art History, or related field. Must be comfortable and enthusiastic about working directly with children; 1 to 3 years work experience in either a camp, childcare, or educational setting. A demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with a wide variety of audiences. Posted on: 01/17/2017

Koch Curatorial Fellowship

Fitchburg Art Museum Fitchburg, MA
The Koch Curatorial Fellowship at the Fitchburg Art Museum (FAM) is designed to launch emerging curators into substantial museum careers by providing a 13-month, full-time, immersive educational experience in the Curatorial Department of a regional art museum. The FAM Koch Curatorial Fellowship is a 13-month, full-time appointment for a recent M.A./Ph.D. in museum studies/art history. The FAM Koch Curatorial Fellow will participate in the full range of curatorial practice, including exhibition planning, design, and management. The Fellow will work with both historical and contemporary works of art, and engage in writing, public speaking, exhibition press promotions, studio/museum/gallery visits, research, curatorial planning, exhibition catalogue production, and administrative work. The Koch Fellow will report directly to Interim Curator Lisa Crossman, Ph.D., and will work closely with Director Nick Capasso, Ph.D., and other members of the FAM team. Fellows will benefit from daily mentoring by Dr. Crossman, and enjoy a supportive, collaborative, and creative work culture. As the fellowship progresses, the Fellow will have increasing responsibilities and autonomy as well as opportunities to mentor interns and work with students at Fitchburg State University. The capstone of the Fellowship will be planning, facilitating and curating our Annual Regional Exhibition of Art & Craft. The Fitchburg Art Museum is committed to the future career aspirations of each Fellow.FAM staff will actively participate in job searches for Fellows with direct advocacy, references, and professional networks. The FAM Koch Curatorial Fellow will be paid a stipend of $30,000, plus full health coverage with an option to purchase additional family coverage. The Fellowship will begin on June 1, 2017 and run through June 30, 2018. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, CV, writing sample (between 5-15 pages), and the names and contact information for 3 references by email to Curator Lisa Crossman (lcrossman@fitchburgartmuseum.org), ATTN: Koch Curatorial Fellowship. The deadline for application is February 13, 2017. For general information about FAM, please visit www.fitchburgartmuseum.org.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
SALARY RANGE: 30,000 with full health coverage
Posted on: 01/17/2017

Garden Internship

Old Sturbridge Village Sturbridge, MA
Old Sturbridge Village is now accepting applications for college internships. These internships are excellent opportunities for undergraduate or graduate students interested in American history focusing on the 1830s, the Industrial Revolution and agricultural history, as well as museum education or administration. All interns will have the opportunity to use the research library, spend time in our collections, and observe different levels of management. Applicants must have completed at least one year of college before the start of the internship. For application information please go to www.osv.org/content/college-interns The Gardens Intern will work one-on-one with the Coordinator of Horticulture and the Garden Interpretation team to gain an inside knowledge of how public garden spaces are planned, interpreted, maintained, and presented to the public in a large museum setting. Interns will have the opportunity to work as a part of the Garden Interpretation team, both in-costume and behind the scenes, and to learn about heirloom vegetables and ornamental plants, historic gardening techniques, and how historic research is presented to the public on a large scale. The Gardens Intern will also have the option of working on a directed garden research project under the supervision of the Coordinator of Horticulture. All interns will first undergo historical training of the museum’s time period, training in the assigned area of interpretation, and training in customer service. All interns will be mentored by OSV interpretation staff at all times. Posted on: 01/17/2017

Curatorial Internship

Old Sturbridge Village Sturbridge, MA
Old Sturbridge Village is now accepting applications for college internships. These internships are excellent opportunities for undergraduate or graduate students interested in American history focusing on the 1830s, the Industrial Revolution and agricultural history, as well as museum education or administration. All interns will have the opportunity to use the research library, spend time in our collections, and observe different levels of management. Applicants must have completed at least one year of college before the start of the internship. For more application information please go to www.osv.org/content/college-interns Old Sturbridge Village seeks a college student or recent graduate interested in gaining direct hands-on experience with historical collections. The intern will work with the museum's curatorial staff in the care and exhibition of artifacts from the museum's important collection of 60,000 early American artifacts. Duties will be comparable to the work of the staff, including, but not limited to: collections records management, inventory and documentation of collections objects, care and cleaning of artifacts, developing and mounting collections-based exhibits. Orientation to the museum and specific training to complete the tasks will be provided. The intern will have the opportunity to experience the workings of New England's largest outdoor history museum. The Curatorial Intern will work with the Curatorial Staff 3 days a week allowing the intern to spend the remaining two work days interning with the Research Library or with the Interpretation Department. In return for meeting these requirements, the intern will receive $1,500. The selection process will be competitive, Posted on: 01/17/2017

Development Internship

Old Sturbridge Village Sturbridge, MA
Old Sturbridge Village is now accepting applications for college internships. These internships are excellent opportunities for undergraduate or graduate students interested in American history focusing on the 1830s, the Industrial Revolution and agricultural history, as well as museum education or administration. All interns will have the opportunity to use the research library, spend time in our collections, and observe different levels of management. Applicants must have completed at least one year of college before the start of the internship.For application information please go to www.osv.org/content/college-interns The Development Intern will work closely with the Development staff and participate in all fund-raising efforts. They will assist in the following areas: research potential corporate and foundation donors, help maintain Development records and help with data projects in Altru (fundraising software), assist with mailings and marketing for development events and corporate membership program. The ideal candidate will be well-organized, attentive to detail and experienced in MS Word and Excel. This is an exceptional opportunity to learn important skills that will translate into many business-related careers. Please check with your school to see if you're eligible for academic credit. Summer interns receive a stipend of $1,500. Candidates for internships are chosen on the basis of a written application and an in-person or phone interview. Posted on: 01/17/2017

Marketing Internship

Old Sturbridge Village Sturbridge, MA
Old Sturbridge Village is now accepting applications for college internships. These internships are excellent opportunities for undergraduate or graduate students interested in American history focusing on the 1830s, the Industrial Revolution and agricultural history, as well as museum education or administration. All interns will have the opportunity to use the research library, spend time in our collections, and observe different levels of management. Applicants must have completed at least one year of college before the start of the internship. Please go to www.osv.org to download an application. The Marketing Intern will work closely with the Marketing Director to promote Old Sturbridge Village (OSV) through paid advertising, public relations, social media and OSV publications. As a result, the Marketing Intern will gain an understanding of the strategic planning and implementation of each facet of the Village’s marketing and public relations program. Specific tasks will include researching and updating media lists, drafting press materials and social media posts, participating in team strategy and brainstorm sessions, tracking media coverage and tabulating news clips, monitoring and analyzing social media traffic, and other duties to be assigned. Candidate Responsibilities: Proven research and analytic proficiency Effective oral, written and editing skills Attention to detail and accuracy – strong organizational skills Enthusiastic and self-motivated Students studying communications or marketing preferred, but not required Please check with your school to see if you're eligible for academic credit. Summer interns receive a stipend of $1,500. Candidates for internships are chosen on the basis of a written application and an in-person or phone interview. Posted on: 01/17/2017

Summer Internships

Strawbery Banke Museum Portsmouth, NH
Strawbery Banke is welcoming applications from qualified graduate and undergraduate students enrolled in academic institutions for the museum’s ten week long Summer Internship Program. Internships are available in the following departments: Education, Horticulture, Collections, and Archaeology. Successful applicants will work closely with museum staff on meaningful projects and gain experience in the operation of a mid-sized museum. All interns will have access to the museum’s historical resources that provide the interpretation for the four centuries of men, women, and children who have lived in the Strawbery Banke neighborhood. Interns will also gain insight into the strategies for educational development, community programming, and historic preservation through diverse education initiatives and cutting-edge fundraising strategies. Internship placements begin in June and end in mid-August. Exact start and end dates will be mutually decided upon between the intern and his or her supervisor at the museum. A $1,000.00 stipend will be paid upon completion of internship. Housing is available to those who wish to live on museum grounds. To apply, please send completed application, 2 letters of recommendation, your CV or resume, and a personal statement up to one page in length (can be part of your cover letter) to Bethany Allen at bhallen@strawberybanke.org, or Strawbery Banke Museum, PO Box 300, Portsmouth NH 03802. For more information and the internship application, please visit: http://www.strawberybanke.org/people/interns.cfm
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Temporary
SALARY RANGE: $1,000.00
Posted on: 01/17/2017

Interpretation Intern

Old Sturbridge Village Sturbridge, MA
Old Sturbridge Village is now accepting applications for college internships. These internships are excellent opportunities for undergraduate or graduate students interested in American history focusing on the 1830s, the Industrial Revolution and agricultural history, as well as museum education or administration. All interns will have the opportunity to use the research library, spend time in our collections, and observe different levels of management. Applicants must have completed at least one year of college before the start of the internship. There are 20 Summer Program Internships that will receive a $1,500 stipend. At Old Sturbridge Village, interpretation is the process of communicating important elements of the historical period recreated by the museum, and often includes demonstrating skills that would have been common in the early nineteenth century. Interns working in interpretation will be costumed by the OSV Costume Department. Interns will work in interpretative areas that accurately reflect the roles men and women would have played in the 1830s. For example, men will work in agriculture, including working with animals, and they will work in certain crafts, such as tin-making, pottery, blacksmithing, printing, and shoemaking, among others. Women will work in areas such as households, gardening, textiles, school, dye, bookbinding, and hearthside cooking. All interns will be provided general training in the museum's time period and in the area(s) to which they'll be assigned as well as in visitor engagement and customer service. Please check with your school to see if you're eligible for academic credit. Summer interns receive a stipend of $1,500.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Temporary
Posted on: 01/17/2017

Berkshire Hills Internship Program

MCLA Berkshire Cultural Resource Center North Adams, MA
The Berkshire Hills Internship Program (B-HIP) is an intensive arts management internship program that offers students educational and career advancement opportunities through hands-on work experience at cultural sites in the Berkshires, a graduate course taught by Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' arts management faculty, and networking opportunities with the area's leading arts professionals. Students are carefully matched with full-time, graduate-level internships tailored to their interests and skill sets. They have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in development, marketing, film editing, arts education, programming, gallery management, and more. For more information, please visit www.mcla.edu/b-hip. To be considered for an internship, candidates must complete the online application form. Additionally, all applicants must submit a cover letter and resume to B-HIP Staff at bhip@mcla.edu with the subject: B-HIP APPLICANT: [Your Name] in a single e-mail. Please note that for your application to be considered complete we must also receive TWO Letters of recommendation sealed with reference's signature or e-mailed directly to B-HIP separate from your application. You may also mail your application materials to: B-HIP Berkshire Cultural Resource Center 51 Main Street North Adams, MA 01247
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Temporary
SALARY RANGE: $100 stipend per week
Posted on: 01/17/2017

Historic Sites Intern

State of Vermont Montpelier, VT
The Historic Sites Program Intern will provide support for all aspects of historic sites management, from facility operations and maintenance, to cataloging collections, planning public programs, conducting historic research, and participating in site interpretation. The Historic Sites Program Intern will work closely with the Section Chief and will be cross-trained to work with the visiting public at all sites administered by the main office (Eureka Schoolhouse, Sen. Justin Morrill Site, President Chester Arthur Site, Kent Museum, and Theron Boyd House). Qualified candidates should be working toward or have a master’s degree in history, public history, historic preservation, museum studies, or a related field. Experience in museum or collections management, and familiarity with PastPerfect museum management software are helpful. This is a ten-month internship that will average 24 hours per week. These hours may be scheduled to best meet the needs of the Program Intern. When the historic sites are open to the public (late May to mid-October), the Program Intern will be required to work one weekend day each week. Driving from the Montpelier office to various sites is a requirement of the job. A state fleet vehicle or rental car will be available for most such instances. Applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for two references to Tracy Martin, Historic Sites Section Chief via mail at: Vermont Division for Historic Preservation, 1 National Life Drive, Davis Building – 6th floor, Montpelier, VT 05620-0501, or via email at: tracy.martin@vermont.gov Application deadline: Monday, February 6, 2017
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Part time
SALARY RANGE: $14.93/hour
Posted on: 01/10/2017

Summer Paid Intern

Massachusetts State Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts Washington, DC, DC
The Massachusetts State Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts (MA-NMWA) offers one endowed internship during the 2017 summer term. This 40-hour per week, 12-week internship pays a $2,500 stipend to help defray costs of living in Washington, D.C. The MA-NMWA Endowed Internship is open to students from Massachusetts or currently attending a Massachusetts college or university. Candidates must be interested in pursuing museum careers. They must be undergraduates who have completed at least their sophomore year in college, graduate students, or recent graduates with at least a 3.25 cumulative grade point average. You may apply using NMWA's online application. Please include a cover letter, resume, two letters of recommendation, an unofficial transcript, and a writing sample. You must specify that you are applying for the Massachusetts State Committee Internship. Applicants should upload all documents in PDF format in the electronic application. Access to information, FAQ and application form can be found here: https://nmwa.org/summer-internship-application
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Temporary
SALARY RANGE: $2,500 stipend
Posted on: 01/13/2017

2017-2018 Zvi Grunberg Resident Fellowship at the Bruce Museum

Bruce Museum Greenwich, CT
The Bruce Museum seeks an emerging scholar to work with curators and educators in researching and developing all aspects of art exhibitions and related programs. The Zvi Grunberg Resident Fellow will assist in the planning and creation of art exhibits and will be responsible for the implementation of related research, interpretation, and administrative duties. The Fellow will also manage the development and implementation of adult public programs. The term is 39 weeks, from mid-September 2017 through May 2018, with a stipend of $20,000 plus benefits. This is a full-time temporary position, 35 hours per week, for a maximum of 39 weeks. Consideration will be given to M.A. or Ph.D. students or recent graduates in art history or a related field. Application requirements: A cover letter explaining the applicant’s interest in the fellowship and his/her status in their M.A./Ph.D. program. The letter should include a personal statement indicating how this fellowship fits with your degree/career preparation, experience, and goals. Essay should not exceed 500 words, or two double-spaced typed pages; Complete curriculum vitae of education, employment, honors, awards, and publications with phone and email contacts listed; Two letters of recommendation, one should be from Department Chair or Academic Advisor if possible. Letters should be sent directly by recommenders; Undergraduate and graduate transcripts from all colleges, universities, and professional schools previously attended; Writing sample from an academic paper or published work; should not exceed 4000 words. The application is due April 14, 2017. Submit all material to: Kathleen Holko at kholko@brucemuseum.org.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Temporary
Posted on: 01/05/2017

Graduate Fellowship in Climate Change and Cultural Heritage

Newport Restoration Foundation Newport, RI
NRF is now accepting applications for a four-month directed graduate fellowship to begin September 2017. The graduate fellow will split time, at a 3:2 ratio, between independent research and writing (average three days/week) and content development and program support (two days/week) for NRF’s partnership with US/ICOMOS with a specific focus on climate change and its impacts on cultural heritage. Candidates must have recently completed their degree (MA or PhD) or be in the thesis or dissertation writing stage of graduate work. Applicants must submit a statement outlining professional and/or research interests that connect to the work outlined here for the NRF-US/ICOMOS Fellowship (1000 word max.); a C.V.; and contact information for three references in a single PDF to Kelsey Mullen, Public Programs Manager, at kelsey@newportrestoration.org. Review of applications will begin March 15, 2017 and applicants will be notified of decisions no later than April 15; with a start date of September 5. Full fellowship description available at NewportRestoration.org.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Temporary
SALARY RANGE: $2400/month
Posted on: 01/04/2017

Emily A. Laird Graduate Student Internship in Museum Studies, Summer 2017

Newport Restoration Foundation Newport, RI
NRF is accepting applications for its 2017 summer internship for graduate students in museum studies, public history, art history, and related fields. Interns will learn and work in a team-based, collaborative environment and play a crucial role in advancing one or more areas of NRF’s mission.This year, NRF is seeking one graduate intern to work on curatorial projects and one graduate intern to work on education projects. The 2017 interns will work with staff in the curatorial and education departments and devote approximately half their time to training, participation in daily operations, and general internship assignments. The remainder of their time will be devoted to independent work on a substantive project, to be developed in consultation with their supervisor. Interns work a minimum of 35 hours per week including some weekend and evening hours. Holidays and other time off are not paid. The 10 week internship typically begins the first week of June and ends in late August. Housing in Newport is available at a reduced rate. Applicants must submit a short personal statement (700-800 words maximum) that outlines a professional or research interest in one or more of NRF’s specialty areas; a resume; and contact information for three references to Kelsey Mullen, Public Programs Manager. Please send all materials in a single PDF to kelsey@newportrestoration.org. Closing date is February 21, 2017. Full internship description available at NewportRestoration.org.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
SALARY RANGE: $14.50/hour
Posted on: 01/04/2017

2017 NHA Summer Internships

Nantucket Historical Association Nantucket, MA
The highly competitive Nantucket Historical Association’s summer internship program allows a dynamic group of students with varied interests, strengths, and goals to immerse themselves in an outstanding educational and professional environment. Interns learn and work directly with professionals in a team-based, collaborative environment. The internship is a full-time position that begins on June 2, 2017, and lasts between ten and twelve weeks. Interns concentrate their work in one of four areas: Education, Public Programs, PR/Communications, and Museum Collections/Records Management. He/she should have a love of working with the public and a degree or expected degree in American history and culture, education, humanities, museum studies, museum education, communications, marketing, or a related field. Graduate students are strongly preferred, although enrolled college students are welcome to apply. He/she should have demonstrated interest in museum programs, production, education, history and/or marketing; strong writing, research, organizational, interpersonal, communication and computer skills; familiarity with multimedia software a plus; and the ability to work both independently and in groups. A $2,500 stipend and housing will be offered. For more information on the NHA and the island of Nantucket, please visit our website at www.nha.org. Applications are due by February 1, 2017. Please send a letter of interest, identifying area(s) of work interest, résumé, and a list of three references to: Rebecca Miller Assistant to the Executive Director Nantucket Historical Association PO Box 1016 Nantucket, MA 02554 rmiller@nha.org
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 12/23/2016

Field Cataloging Intern

Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library Boston, MA
The Boston Furniture Archive, a project of the Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, seeks interns for its fourth annual summer field cataloging project, scheduled for May 31-August 22, 2017. Up to four interns will receive training and work as a team to document furniture at a number of museums and heritage sites in the Boston area. The internship is an exciting opportunity to build knowledge of material culture and decorative arts, museum and non-profit collections management, and database creation. The Boston Furniture Archive is free, online database that provides catalog information and photographs of furniture produced in Boston between 1630 and 1930. Visit http://bostonfurniture.winterthur.org/ to access the database and learn more about the project. Interns will receive a stipend of $5,000 plus $1,000 for travel over the twelve weeks. Housing is not provided. Please visit http://www.winterthur.org/pdfs/boston_furniture_internship_2017.pdf for more information and application instructions. Applications are due February 1, 2017. Contact: Sarah Parks, BFA Project Manager, sparks@winterthur.org or 302-888-4639.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Temporary
SALARY RANGE: $6,000
Posted on: 12/19/2016

Research Fellowship

The Preservation Society of Newport County Newport, RI
The Preservation Society of Newport County is now welcoming applications for one-year paid research fellowships, which will begin on September 1, 2017. Applications for six-month fellowships and sabbaticals will also be considered.Interested scholars are invited to submit proposals that will utilize Newport’s historic and cultural resources to examine the topic of “Generations and Dynasties: Rhode Island Families and their Legacies”, as it relates to history, culture, design, and/or the arts. Topics may include (but are not limited to): history and material culture; architectural history; conservation; decorative arts history; horticultural and landscape history and design; social history; art and literature; preservation policy and theory. Broad interpretations and interdisciplinary approaches to this theme are highly encouraged.An M.A. or Ph.D. in a relevant academic field such as the history of art, architecture or the decorative arts, landscape design history, historic preservation, material culture, literature, cultural geography, history, and public policy as it relates to cultural heritage. Doctoral candidates conducting dissertation research will also be considered. Proven ability to work independently, organize and manage multiple projects and meet rigorous deadlines is necessary, as are strong research, writing, and public speaking skills. Fellows receive a stipend of $24,000, plus $1,000 travel and research allowance and free housing in our newly renovated Berwind-Stautberg Scholars Center. Residence at the Preservation Society is required. Contact Elisabeth Marchi, Academic Programs Coordinator, at EMarchi@newportmansions.org for an application or download one at https://www.dropbox.com/s/c2b59q7rv54jr8s/Fellows%20App.docx?dl=0.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Temporary
SALARY RANGE: 25K
Posted on: 12/08/2016

Canterbury Shaker Village Intern

Canterbury Shaker Village Canterbury, NH
Canterbury Shaker Village is offering several full-time internship opportunities with $1000 stipend and onsite housing for summer or fall 2017 (flexible start and end dates). Under the jurisdiction of the Education Department, interns will gain work experience in a variety of museum operations including offering guided tours, developing family-friendly activities, and demonstrating historic trades. Interns will also have the opportunity to develop their own research-based project that may be incorporated into future Village programming. Ideal candidates will be energetic, self-disciplined, comfortable interacting with diverse staff and visitors of all ages, and have good research skills and familiarity with curatorial practices. Recent graduates as well as currently enrolled students in a relevant BA or MA program are welcome to apply. Applicants must be willing to work some weekends. To apply, send a letter of interest, resume, and 2 letters of recommendation to Becky Soules, Daily Visitor & Youth Programs Manager, at rsoules@shakers.org or 288 Shaker Road, Canterbury, NH 03224. Applications will be reviewed as they are received; preferred deadline of March 1, 2017.
SALARY RANGE: $1000 stipend & onsite housing
Posted on: 12/06/2016

2017 Buchanan Burnham Public History Fellowship

Newport Historical Society Newport, RI
THE BUCHANAN BURNHAM PUBLIC HISTORY FELLOWSHIP is open to a graduate student (or a recent BA, MA or PhD recipient) with significant public history experience and familiarity with the early history and material culture of New England. The Fellow devotes half of the fellowship to leading public tours; assisting with NHS programs, exhibits and ongoing initiatives; and participation in the daily operations of the Newport Historical Society. The remaining time is devoted to an individual public history project that supports current NHS initiatives. The Fellow is responsible for offering a public program or writing a paper related to his or her project or research. NHS has the right of first refusal on any publication resulting from research produced during the fellowship. 35 hrs/wk/11wks, 5/30/17 – 8/11/17; $5000 stipend, paid in equal installments every other week, applicable federal and state taxes will be withheld; 3 positions available. Applications due 3/3/17. Send a resume, copies of transcript(s) (including both undergraduate & graduate transcripts), two letters of recommendation, and a letter stating your reasons for applying, your career goals, your area of interest or a proposed topic for an individual project to: Buchanan Burnham Fellowship Newport Historical Society / 82 Touro Street / Newport, RI 02840 / ipeters@NewportHistory.org. Posted on: 12/06/2016

Intern, Unpaid

Exhibition Intern, Education Intern, Collections Intern

Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center Mashantucket, CT
The Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center provides unpaid Academic Internship and Volunteer opportunities for undergraduates, graduate students and recent graduates with backgrounds in anthropology, art history, archaeology, conservation, education, English and technical writing, graphic design, history, museum studies and related fields. Internships provide practical museum training experience to individuals interested in pursuing careers in the social sciences, education or museum fields. Internship opportunities are available during the semester, on a full or part-time basis, with a minimum commitment of three months; hours negotiable based on course work and requirements. Summer intern opportunities are available as well. Internships are unpaid and housing is the responsibility of the applicant. The Education and Collections Departments are currently seeking to fill several positions. There is an immediate need for academic interns and volunteers for a spring 2017 intern for exhibit design that includes but not limited to: gallery preparation, labels, exhibit marketing and promotion through graphic design for publication. Volunteers may assist in outreach activities or help during special events and programming. To apply, please submit a cover letter including name, home and school addresses, current telephone numbers and email address. Please include:  A resume or curriculum vitae of education and employment history  A list of relevant course, which may include studio art, art history, social science, education, business marketing, and museum studies courses, etc. For more information or to apply, contact: David Naumec – Internship Coordinator dnaumec@pequotmuseum.org 860 396 6868 For a virtual tour visit www.pequotmuseum.org or to learn more about the Battlefields of the Pequot War project visit www.pequotwar.org
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Temporary
SALARY RANGE: Unpaid
Posted on: 01/19/2017

Research Department Internship

Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center Mashantucket, CT
The Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center is accepting undergraduate and graduate students interested in interning for credit or volunteering in the Research Department, which includes Historical Research & Archaeology. Individuals with backgrounds in anthropology, art history, archaeology, conservation, education, English and technical writing, graphic design, history, museum studies and related fields are encouraged to apply. A variety of internship and volunteer opportunities are available and can be customized to fit your personal and academic interests! Speak to your adviser or career services about how to register for credit. Contact dnaumec@pequotmuseum.org for more details.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Temporary
Posted on: 01/19/2017

Museum Intern

International Tennis Hall of Fame Newport , RI
Interning at the ITHF is an excellent opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students to obtain comprehensive training in the fields of museum studies, collections management, archival administration, library management, educational and public program development, preservation, video production, and historical scholarship. The internship program is project-oriented and designed to coincide with student interests and professional goals. Working with a member of the museum staff, all interns receive one-on-one attention in their chosen fields.Internships are open to college juniors and seniors and graduate students, and require a commitment of at least 20 hours a week. To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and two letters of reference to Sara Berkovec at sberkovec@tennisfame.com.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Temporary
Posted on: 01/17/2017

Allen C. Haskell Papers Processing Internship

The Trustees Sharon, MA
Process and describe 4 linear feet of materials relating to the Allen C. Haskell Public Gardens in New Bedford, MA. Mr. Haskell, a horticulturalist, owned and managed his own plant nursery in New Bedford where he was well-known for his hostas. The intern will revise the legacy finding aid to incorporate new materials into the collection and update collection records as needed. Items include correspondence, receipts and printed materials. Qualifications : Previous experience in Archives, Library Science or Museum Studies program required; Entry level collections processing experience; Strong organizational skills and attention to detail; Excellent communication and time management skills; Ability to work independently; ability to take direction; willingness to ask questions; Ability to lift boxes up to 40 pounds; Interest in Massachusetts history and culture preferred; This position requires the ability to sit for extended periods of time; Logging Internship hours weekly into our volunteer database; To apply, please send cover letter and resume to esmall@thetrustees.org Posted on: 12/13/2016

BNAN Community Garden Archive Internship

The Trustees Sharon, MA
Arrange and describe the community garden files of the Boston Natural Areas Network (BNAN). The archive contains 15 record center boxes of material including photos, newspaper articles, correspondence, improvement plans, maps, and plot plans of the gardens, as well as community members, lists of volunteers, and notices of special events. The archive reflects the tremendous work of BNAN in helping to create beautiful and healthful spaces in the midst of the city. The gardens provide a place where residents can grow their own food and flowers, and where city-dwellers from diverse backgrounds can join together and participate in a worthwhile and enjoyable activity. Once finalized the finding aid will be added to The Trustees website and collections database. Qualifications: Previous experience in Archives, Library Science or Museum Studies program required; Collections processing experience; Strong organizational skills and attention to detail; Excellent communication and time management skills; Ability to work independently; Ability to take direction; Willingness to ask questions; Ability to lift boxes up to 40 pounds; Interest in Massachusetts history and culture preferred. This position requires the ability to sit for extended periods of time. Logging Internship hours weekly into our volunteer database. To apply, please send cover letter and resume to esmall@thetrustees.org Posted on: 12/13/2016

Appleton Family Collection Scanning Project

The Trustees Sharon, MA
Established in 1636, Appleton Farms in Ipswich and Hamilton, MA is one of the oldest continually operating farms in the country. The Appleton family farmed the land for generations and expanded their farming into beef, timber and dairy production. The family also enjoyed fox hunts and steeple chases. The family papers span from 1504-2008; items include correspondence, photographs, diaries, scrapbooks, etc. The Intern will be trained by the Head Archivist and Processing Archivist best practices with digitizing historic materials using a flatbed scanner. The Intern will digitize selected items from the collection and record basic metadata on a provided spreadsheet utilizing information from the Finding Aid. Additional genealogical material will also be provided. Careful handling of the material is required. The focus of the digitization will be on older letters and documents from the 19th century. Qualifications include: Strong organizational skills/attention to details; Excellent communication and time management skills; Ability to work independently; ability to take direction; willingness to ask questions; Basic manuscript handling techniques; Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite; Ability to use a flatbed scanner; Ability to lift up to 40 pound boxes; Interest in cataloging; Interest in Massachusetts history and culture preferred; This position requires the ability to sit for extended periods of time; Logging Internship hours weekly. Send cover letter and email to esmall@thetrustees.org Posted on: 12/12/2016

Spring 2017 Collections Internship

South County History Center Kingston, RI
POSITION PURPOSE/SUMMARY: The Collections Intern will work directly with SCHC staff to support the completion of a comprehensive inventory of the Center’s artifact collection. The Collection Intern will verify collections, update information in the Center’s collections management database (PastPerfect), and research objects. Interns will gain insight into how a historical organization manages and maintains collections, gain training and experience in object handling, develop skills with PastPerfect software, and conduct object-based research. EXAMPLES OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Catalogue inventoried collections in PastPerfect database, Research aspects of the collection or specific objects, Support the daily operations of SCHC, including giving tours and assisting with research inquiries QUALIFICATIONS: Competency with computers; experience with database software a plus, strong interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written, and must be detail-oriented, interest in history, museums and preservation, research skills. Working Conditions and Physical Requirements: Physical requirements include repeated climbing up/down stairs, ability to lift up to 20 pounds and to perform duties while standing, sitting and walking. HOW TO APPLY: Please send application, cover letter and resume to Kathleen Connell at kathleen@southcountyhistorycenter.org Applications can be found at southcountyhistorycenter.org.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Part time
Posted on: 12/07/2016

Development Intern

The Discovery Museums Acton, MA
The Discovery Museums (Acton, MA) seeks a Development Intern to start in February/March 2017 through Mid-May 2017, approximately 20 hours per week. The intern will report to the Chief Development Officer with a primary focus on coordinating our online auction. Our last online auction in spring 2016 raised more than $25,000 to support the Museums. The intern will research prospective donors, contact and follow up with donors via mail, e-mail, and phone, and assist with promotion, management, and fulfillment of the auction. In addition to supporting the auction, he/she will assist with the overall annual giving program, cultivation and stewardship events, communications, and research. This is a great opportunity to learn more about fundraising and development operations, areas that are essential to the success of all nonprofit organizations. Qualifications: excellent interpersonal and organizational skills; computer literate with working knowledge of MS Office, especially Excel; interest and enthusiasm to learn about development; attention to detail and discretion required. To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Karen Kerns at kkerns@discoverymuseums.org.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Temporary
SALARY RANGE: unpaid
Posted on: 12/01/2016

Archives Intern

South County History Center Kingston, RI
POSITION PURPOSE/SUMMARY: The Archives Intern will work directly with the SCHC Collections Manager to create finding aids for the SCHC archival collections. The Archives Intern will collaborate with the Collections Manager to develop a finding aid structure for the Center, create metadata for individual collections and develop itemized lists of the individual items held within each collection. Interns will gain insight into how a historical organization manages and maintains collections, gain training and experience in the creation of finding aids and archival work, and develop skills with research and collection management. EXAMPLES OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Work with Collections Manager to develop a finding aid structure, create finding aids for the SCHC archival collections that will assist researchers of South County history, research specific documents, people and events relevant to archival collections QUALIFICATIONS: Competency with computers; experience with Microsoft Office, strong interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written; must be detail-oriented, interest in history, archives and preservation, research skills. Graduate student or upper-level undergraduate preferred. HOW TO APPLY: Please send application, cover letter and resume to Alicia Vaandering at alicia@southcountyhistorycenter.org Applications can be found at southcountyhistorycenter.org. Posted on: 12/01/2016

Volunteer

Walking Tour Guide

Boston By Foot Boston, MA
Boston By Foot is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting public awareness of Boston’s rich history and architectural heritage by offering a wide range of guided tours delivered by volunteer guides. As one of over 200 Boston By Foot volunteers, you will be joining a vibrant and close-knit community of lifelong learners who share a passion for one of America’s oldest cities. Our tours include explorations of Boston’s neighborhoods, examinations of the city’s history, and even an Architecture Cruise on the Charles River. New guides complete Boston By Foot’s annual training program, scheduled for six Saturdays from March 25 to April 29, 2017. Led by distinguished professionals, this course traces Boston’s history and architecture from 1630 to the present and provides you with all the information you need to lead informed, insightful, and engaging tours. Visit www.bostonbyfoot.org for more information or view more of our videos on our YouTube channel. Applications will be open until March 10, 2017 and can be requested at: http://www.bostonbyfoot.org/become-tour-guide
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Part time
Posted on: 01/12/2017

Volunteer Tour Guide and Docent

Paul S. Russell, MD Museum of Medical History and Innovation Boston, MA
We are recruiting new volunteers to help us meet the growing demand for our history tours, technology demonstrations, and school programs. Volunteers welcome visitors in the museum, lead tours of the historical highlights of Mass General’s campus and of the historic Ether Dome, and demonstrate our virtual dissection table. Docents typically have one standing two- or three-hour shift per week; must have some flexibility to cover other shifts. Most of the shifts are during M-F 9-5 business hours, with some Saturday shifts. Must be available a minimum of six months. You can expect to work with all ages, with tourists and hospital staff and patients, with locals and visitors with limited English. Some days are fast-paced and busy, while other days are quiet. No special background in history, medicine, or science is required – we will train you! To apply, send a note explaining your interest and availability to mghhistory@partners.org.
SALARY RANGE: volunteer
Posted on: 12/12/2016

Board Member

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Other

Associate University Librarian, Learning and Research

University of Northern Iowa Cedar Falls, IA
Associate University Librarian, Learning and Research Rod Library The University of Northern Iowa (UNI) Rod Library seeks a collaborative, visionary individual to serve as its new Associate University Librarian, Learning and Research. The person in this position will provide leadership and strategic direction for the library’s Learning and Research Division, which includes information literacy instruction, outreach, reference, the library’s liaison program, the Learning Commons, and the library’s unique resource collections: Fine and Performing Arts, UNI Museum, Special Collections and University Archives, Instructional Resources & Technology Services, and Youth. For qualifications, as well as application information, please visit http://jobs.uni.edu . Pre-employment background checks are required. Applications received by February 27, 2017 will be given full consideration. UNI actively seeks to enhance diversity and is an Equal opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The University encourages applications from persons of color, women, individuals living with disabilities, and protected veterans. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, creed, disability, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal and/or state law. UNI is a smoke-free campus.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
SALARY RANGE: $75,000 to commensurate
Posted on: 01/20/2017

Chief Preparator

Williams College Williamstown, MA
Chief Preparator Williams College Museum of Art The Williams College Museum of Art (WCMA), one of the leading college art museums in the country, is seeking applicants for a highly skilled Chief Preparator with management and design experience. Primary Responsibilities: • Oversee full-time crew of two, plus additional temporary employees as needed, working on all aspects of installation including graphics, display, lighting, painting, art handling, framing, art preparation, and program set up • Lead, supervise and manage preparation department staff by setting and communicating departmental goals and priorities and ensuring the efficient execution of the tasks and projects outlined in the priorities • Creatively design exhibitions in collaboration with curators, project managers, and artists • Analyze and problem solve installation challenges in advance and on the spot • Prepare works for conservation, shipping, and exhibition Qualifications: • Bachelor's degree or equivalent and at least 8 years of art handling experience • Significant experience with and understanding of best museum practices in art handling and installation • Design and experience using CAD programs • Significant experience with Audio/Visual installation • Understanding of and experience in basic carpentry and construction • Experience with project management, planning and problem-solving To apply employment.williams.edu/staff EOE/AA Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/zk79jdwnqf
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 01/20/2017

Director of University Art Galleries - School of Arts & Sciences-17001007

Tufts University Medford/Somerville, MA
Director of University Art Galleries - School of Arts & Sciences-17001007 Reporting to the Dean of the SMFA, the Director of University Art Galleries will have the opportunity to develop a broad vision for art exhibitions, collections, education, and outreach to our community neighbors. Responsible for oversight of four named gallery spaces in Medford/Somerville as well as the Grossman Gallery and other exhibition spaces at the SMFA. Provides executive leadership for the management of a dynamic cultural arts program, working closely with faculty, students, renowned artists and MFA on exhibitions and initiatives to enhance the University's core teaching and research mission. Develops and refines a cohesive plan for the University's permanent art collection, maintaining, accessioning and deaccessioning works of art and arranging for long-term loans of works of art from the MFA. Responsible for a budget which may be in excess of $1,000,000 and for gallery-related fundraising activities including the annual SMFA art sale. Manages assigned staff, including new hires as applicable, and is responsible for commercial revenue generation. In addition to overseeing exhibition programs on both campuses and working with University Advancement on the SMFA Art Sale, the Director will be responsible for stewarding the more than 2,000 pieces of artwork in the University's permanent art collection. The Director, who will be expected to travel, will also work with University Advancement and other Tufts administrators to accession and steward gifts of art. Tufts University is an AA/EO employer and actively seeks candidates from diverse backgrounds. Apply Here: http://www.Click2apply.net/pmpxp49xdn
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 01/17/2017

Preservation Specialist

Northeast Document Conservation Center Andover, MA
The Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC) is seeking a Preservation Specialist to support its consulting and outreach programs. This full-time position will be primarily dedicated to conducting preservation needs assessments and writing comprehensive assessment reports; responding to preservation inquiries; assisting with ongoing projects related to audiovisual and digital preservation; presenting introductory webinars; and representing NEDCC at local and regional professional meetings and conferences. Preservation Specialists are the public face of NEDCC. As a highly collaborative department, all team members contribute to the development of new goals and projects. Our most important characteristics are a passion for collections and an interest in helping others see and understand the value of preservation. We are excellent communicators in person and in writing, are able to step back and see a bigger picture, and are interested in finding creative but practical solutions to difficult problems. NEDCC is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. For complete information and application instructions, please visit: https://www.nedcc.org/about/employment-opportunities.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 01/06/2017

Associate Director for Museum Budget and Operations

Williams College Williamstown, MA
Associate Director for Museum Budget and Operations Williams College Museum of Art The college seeks an ambitious and strategic professional to serve as the Associate Director for Museum Budget and Operations for the Williams College Museum of Art (WCMA). The Associate Director reports to the Director of the Museum and works closely with the College's Finance and Administration department. The position oversees a range of operations including the museum's budget, payments, financial affairs, security staff, and the Museum's facility. Working closely with the Director, the Associate Director oversees the annual budget, develops project budgets, and trains staff on monitoring costs and keeping the Museum on budget. This position will also work with the Finance Office, Controller's Office, and Office of College Relations to continue to strengthen accounting practices while providing accurate accounting of expenses, income, and donations. To view the full ad and to apply for this position, please visit http://staff-careers.williams.edu. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us via phone at (413) 597-4247 or email at hr@williams.edu. Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, Williams College is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn, and thrive. Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/pg5fvkhrzw
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 01/04/2017