NEMA Jobs is your go-to source for up-to-date museum employment opportunities in our region. Browse job openings by clicking on your category of interest or type a keyword into the search box. Openings are updated regularly, so check back often. For career-building resources, make sure you visit our Career Doc pages. To post a job opening, click here to complete a submission profile.
Anniston Museum Complex
The Anniston Museum Complex is seeking an Executive Director with the demonstrated ability to create and implement a compelling strategic vision to advance this unique cultural institution. The Complex consists of the Anniston Museum of Natural History; Berman Museum of World history; and Longleaf Botanical Gardens. Anniston is in the Blue Ridge area of northeastern Alabama, 90 miles from Atlanta. The Museum of Natural History collections include renowned dioramas of specimens from African and North American environments and an outstanding North American ornithology collection. The Berman Museum of World History houses over 6,000 objects in four major areas: North American military, emphasizing the Civil War; Deadly Beauty, showing eight centuries of rare and exotic weaponry; and World War I and II artifacts. Longleaf Botanical Gardens, in formative stages, is 60+ acres with a central activity center. The Anniston Museum Complex is a valued regional resource and municipal institution. The City funds two-thirds of the $2,000,000 budget, with FT and PT staff of 21. The Executive Director is a City employee, serving as Anniston’s Director of Museum Operations and reporting to the Museum Complex Board and the City Manager. The individual we seek will be energetic, forward thinking and strategic; will have ten years of related experience and a relevant advanced degree.
Send resumes, inquiries and recommendations (email preferred) to:
Freda Mindlin or Nancy Kaufman
Opportunity Resources Inc.
New York, NY
Posted on: 05/22/2015
Museum Services Manager
Pejepscot Historical Society
Pejepscot Historical Society is seeking an experienced, energetic, and creative individual to serve as Museum Services Manager for the Pejepscot Museum and Research Center, the Joshua L. Chamberlain Museum, and the Skolfield-Whittier House, all located in historic downtown Brunswick, Maine. The Museum Services manager will assist with day-to-day operations of the museums, including opening and closing, greeting and assisting guests, providing assistance to researchers, managing volunteer tour guides, managing summer walking tour program, scheduling and coordinating group tours, and other duties as assigned by the Executive Director. Strong written, verbal, interpersonal, and technological skills are required. A background in historical research is also required; a bachelor’s and/or advanced degree in the humanities, along with a strong interest in the questions and issues involved in local history, is highly desirable. A willingness to serve as needed in a small organization is essential. This position is roughly 35 hours per week from Memorial Day weekend through Columbus Day weekend and roughly 24 hours per week in the off season of October through May. During the museum season, the Museum Services Manager will work Tuesdays through Saturdays. In the off season, s/he will work Wednesdays through Fridays. Some additional evening and weekend hours will be required. To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and the names of three professional references to email@example.com
by June 5, 2015. Posted on: 05/20/2015
Rensselaer County Historical Society
The Executive Director provides engaged leadership and general oversight of operations and staff, and works closely with the Board of Directors to execute the organization’s dynamic vision. The Executive Director will also provide financial acumen, skills in development, Board engagement, external relations/community engagement and general oversight of operations and staff. The next Executive Director of RCHS will bring all or a unique blend of the following: - An ability to execute a mission-related vision to enhance the financial stability of the organization, and to conduct development activities to build the financial resources of the organization. The successful candidate will have development and grant writing expertise, skills in interacting with donors, community leaders, and a desire to attract and build a varied membership. We seek leadership with entrepreneurial skills to grow programs for the organization to serve as a dynamic center for cultural activities in the Capital Region. - A capacity to inspire, excite and energize internal and external constituencies as she/he conducts outreach activities in the community to build the organization, to enhance and direct its programming, to cultivate new members, and further to extend the presence of RCHS in the community and larger audiences on the web. - The Executive Director will bring mission-driven executive management skills with strong relationship building, marketing, museum awareness, and engaged leadership.. The Executive will have proven competencies, a track record of progressive leadership experience, and a passion for history. APPLICATION: Submit a resume and one page narrative indicating how the candidate meets the qualifications and experience requirements; include samples of any grant proposals (narrative sections only). Email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
. Posted on: 05/20/2015
The General Society of Mayflower Descendants
The Mayflower Society is seeking a self-starting, detail oriented Administrative Assistant at its national headquarters in Plymouth. The position will work closely with the Director of Genealogy to process and track applications for membership as well as work with various staff members to coordinate the day to day operations at the office. Duties will include answering telephone, mail, and email inquiries, working with multiple data bases, assisting with fundraising, providing general office support, and other duties as assigned. Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Access and Excel required--knowledge of Donor Perfect or similar programs a plus. The ideal candidate should have prior administrative experience working in a museum, library, genealogical society or nonprofit organization. A demonstrated knowledge and interest in the Mayflower passengers or genealogy is a plus. The position is full-time, 40 hours a week starting at $16 per hour. No phone calls, please. To apply, please email cover letter and resume by June 5th to: email@example.com
The General Society of Mayflower Descendants is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Posted on: 05/15/2015
The Providence Athenaeum
The Providence Athenaeum, an independent, member-supported library and cultural center in Providence, Rhode Island, seeks an innovative leader to serve as its Executive Director. One of the oldest cultural institutions in the city, the Athenaeum serves the greater Providence community and a membership of about 1000. We seek a candidate with strong executive skills who will support and inspire the work of its experienced staff and strengthen our collaborative relationships with peer cultural institutions. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director oversees and implements the library’s institutional vision and all day-to-day operations, including the preservation of its landmark 1838 building and extensive collections. The successful candidate must demonstrate a proven record of institutional leadership and fundraising skills, and hold an advanced degree in library science, museum studies, public administration, or equivalent degree. For a complete description of the position, its responsibilities, and our library, visit: http://www.providenceathenaeum.org/news/directorsearch.html
. To apply, email a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and salary history to: firstname.lastname@example.org
. All materials must be received by May 26, 2015.
Posted on: 04/24/2015
Aidron Duckworth Art Museum
The Aidron Duckworth Art Museum is seeking an experienced and creative individual to serve as Assistant Director. This part-time, hourly position is 14 hours per week during the Museum’s open hours (Friday- Sunday). The person in this position will assist with day-to-day operations of the museum, including organization of information, coordination with existing staff and board, identification and implementation of communication and fundraising strategies, and the transition to a new directorship. Strong written, verbal, interpersonal, and technological (i.e. social media) communication skills are necessary, as is a strong interest in art, especially in regards to the collection held by the ADAM. Experience in administration, organizational leadership, or development is preferred. To apply send a cover letter and resume to email@example.com
. Posted on: 04/14/2015
Wood Memorial Library & Museum
South Windsor, CT
The Executive Director’s post is a salaried, part-time position, requiring an estimated three days a week, including Mondays and Thursdays when the library is open and frequent evening and weekend events. The Executive Director will supervise four paid part-time staff members and an active corps of volunteers. The Board sees the institution as poised to grow and seeks an outgoing, energetic individual who can lead the organization to regional recognition. Required skills: Proven ability to fund raise, including writing and securing grants; strong leadership and organizational skills; knowledge of non-profit business and management principles; professional, courteous presence in working with varied constituencies: patrons, volunteers, donors, staff, Board, and the public; ability to work effectively under pressure while handling numerous projects; excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills; and facility with technology, especially social media. Preferred qualifications: master’s degree in Nonprofit Management, Business Administration, or a related field, and experience in museum and/or library administration, with a focus on history, arts, music, or related fields. Salary: Commensurate with experience. To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, recent salary history, and three references with contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org
. The Wood Memorial Library and Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Candidates must be willing to submit to a background check. Full description at: http://bit.ly/1GDnYbA Posted on: 04/13/2015
Curator of Collections
The Marblehead Museum is a private, non-profit museum located in Marblehead’s historic district. The museum’s mission is to protect, preserve and promote Marblehead’s unique history. The collection is cataloged and a portion of the collection is also available online at the museum’s website, www.marbleheadmuseum.org. The Museum is seeking a Curator of Collections. The Curator will report to the Director and be responsible for the Museum’s collections, including database management, storage, research and exhibit initiatives, in accordance with best museum practices. The Curator will work on projects for events, exhibits, lectures; oversee preservation of the Lee Mansion, the GAR/Civil War rooms at the Old Town House, and the galleries/archives located at 170 Washington Street; and contribute to the operation of the organization as needed. The position requires strong interpersonal skills. The Curator of Collections must be self-motivated, have excellent research, writing, and communications skills, and be able to effectively work as part of a team.
Qualifications: MA in history, material culture, museum studies or related area with experience in collections management, research and exhibition development. The Curator should be comfortable with all forms of technology. Experience with Pastperfect collections database preferred. A minimum of five years experience in a curatorial or house museum setting is required. The position is full time and will require occasional evening and weekend work.
For further information, and to apply, send a current resume with cover letter to:
Pam Peterson, Director
Applications must be submitted by end of day Friday, June 5, 2015.
Posted on: 05/15/2015
William Benton Museum of Art, University of Connecticut
The William Benton Museum of Art, University of Connecticut, is seeking applicants for the position of Art Museum Registrar (UCP 5). The successful individual is responsible for all aspects of management of the museum’s permanent collections, gifts and loans, preparing and maintaining permanent records which are both computerized and on paper; organizing and coordinating shipping and receiving of works of art; providing scholars and the public access about the museum's collection; assisting with exhibitions; and performing related duties as required. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s or terminal degree in museum studies, collection management, information science or related field; three years’ experience as Registrar in an art museum. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: BA; demonstrated creation of Collections Management and Museum Emergency Procedures policies; proven expertise in care, transportation of and record keeping of works of art; demonstrated expertise in Filemaker Pro, Microsoft Office, and EmbARK Gallery Systems software; exceptional attention to detail and organization; proven strong written and oral communication skills; strong interpersonal skills; and flexibility in hours worked and days of the week worked. This is a full-time, permanent position. The University of Connecticut offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive package of benefits. Please submit a letter of application and resume that demonstrates how you meet the qualifications and requirements of this position and contact information for 3 professional references using the University Husky Hire on-line application form. Screening will begin immediately. Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search # 2015458). Posted on: 05/15/2015
Lynn Museum & Historical Society
The Collections Specialist will oversee the work of consultants and interns and be the primary staff liaison to the Collections Committee of the Lynn Museum/LynnArts Board of Directors. The Collections Specialist reports directly to the Executive Director. Responsibilities: •Cares for, presents, interprets and acquires collections objects. • Creates exhibition schedule and supervises production, including preparing loan requests, corresponding with artists and lenders, produce exhibition labels, and other exhibition preparation. • Prepares and maintains collection files including acquisition, accession and deaccession, deed of gift, and object condition reports. • Monitors and maintains building safety and environment for optimal collection care and preservation. • Maintains and updates collection database PastPerfect for object cataloguing. • Executes “Rights and Reproduction” requests. • Fields and responds to inquiries, both public and internal, regarding the collection, artists, acquisitions, exhibitions, and general curatorial matters. • Advises, prepares meetings, and provides reports for the Collections Committee of the Board of Directors. QUALIFICATIONS/SALARY: Successful candidates should have at minimum a Bachelors degree in Museum Studies, Art, History, Anthropology or a related field. Masters degree highly preferred along with demonstrated knowledge of PastPerfect .
c/o Drew Russo, Executive Director
590 Washington Street
Lynn, MA 01901
Or by email to: email@example.com
No phone calls please.
Posted on: 05/11/2015
The Adirondack Museum (AM) in Blue Mountain Lake, founded in 1957, is one of the premier cultural institutions in upstate New York and is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. AM’s 65,000 square feet of exhibitions are dedicated to telling the story of one of America’s most unique regions, its residents, and visitors. The operating budget is approximately $5M. AM is embarking on an exciting period of growth and change. Detailed information about AM and its programs is available at www.adkmuseum.org. Job Description: AM seeks a creative, highly motivated individual with strong organizational skills, professional demeanor and great attention to detail to work with the Collections Department. Under the direction of the Chief Curator, this position will perform responsibilities related to documentation, expansion, interpretation, care, and preservation of the collections in exhibitions, programs, publications and other formats that present the story of the Adirondacks. The Curator has primary responsibility for AM’s boat and transportation collection and will contribute to interpreting the intersection between people, technology and the environment. The position offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits. Job Requirements: Candidates must have a Master’s Degree in Museum Studies and 5 years museum experience. Thorough knowledge of American history, history of technology, and familiarity with maritime history and material culture is required. Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills as well as strong computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook) are required. Knowledge of museum cataloguing techniques and museum software strongly preferred. The individual must be able to manage time efficiently, work on multiple projects and deadlines, and have the ability to Posted on: 05/04/2015
The Preservation Society of Newport County
The Preservation Society of Newport County seeks a full-time Chief Conservator to join our team. The Chief Conservator is responsible for supervising and performing conservation services including assessment, treatment, subcontracting and advisory expertise for The Preservation Society of Newport County’s collection of 11 historic museum buildings (seven designated National Historic Landmarks) and 60,000+ collections objects dating from antiquity to the mid-20th century. The collection includes a range of significant materials including paintings, furniture, fabrics, outdoor sculpture, ceramics, lighting and metals. The Chief Conservator will ensure that collection care abides by the Code of Ethics of the American Institute for the Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC), as well as conforms to all relevant AAM and Secretary of Interior’s standards and guidelines. The Chief Conservator will represent the Preservation Society at professional conferences, public lectures and programs and through publications. The Chief Conservator reports to the Director of Museum Affairs and collaborates with other departments in the care and display of the museum collections and historic houses. This is an opportunity for a mid career conservator to work on a significant collection in historic Newport, RI.
For more information regarding job responsibilities and required qualifications please visit our website at www.newportmansions.org. Posted on: 04/09/2015
Director, Maritime Gallery
The Director is responsible for the overall direction, management, operations, and sales of the Maritime Gallery at Mystic Seaport. Founded in 1979, it is the nation’s foremost contemporary marine art gallery specializing in painting, sculpture, scrimshaw, and ship models. In addition to Gallery management, the Director develops art events and educational programs for the Museum. The Director oversees all day-to-day Gallery operations to insure the successful handling, exhibition, and sales procedures for artworks on display.
Operations: • Plan, organize, install, and manage 4-5 yearly on-site marine art exhibitions and at off-site locations • Manage Gallery’s exhibit space insuring professional handling and installation • Maintain and secure all consigned art for sale including all client correspondence records • Maintain and grow Gallery Patron program through ongoing events, correspondence, annual dues • Plan and develop brochures, invitations, postcards, and banners to promote exhibitions • Plan and run the annual fall Black Tie Awards Gala for International Maritime Art exhibition
Qualifications: • BFA or MFA preferred; minimum of 3 years Gallery Management experience required • Proven records in sales and client development • Knowledge of the contemporary marine art marketplace, artists, and exhibition/gallery best practices • Excellent planning, organizing and coordination of all Gallery related programs and special events • Strong oral, written, computer skills • This is a full-time position and requires flexibility for additional hours based on the needs of the gallery
To apply: please submit an application (found at www.mysticseaport.org/employmentapplication), resume, and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
or to Mystic Seaport PO Box 6000 Mystic, CT 06355 Attn: Human Resources. An Posted on: 04/07/2015
Development and Marketing
Associate Director, PR and Marketing
Plimoth Plantation, a bicultural museum, offers powerful personal encounters with history built on thorough research about the Wampanoag People and the Colonial English community in the 1600s. The Associate Director, PR and Marketing is an integral member of the Museum’s Business Development Group, and is the primary media contact for the Museum. Responsible for managing and coordinating the institution’s image as represented in social and news media and assisting with the implementation of strategic marketing initiatives. Develops compelling story angles and editorial pitches for the media that stem from the Museum’s exhibits, programs calendar and educational mission with the overarching goal of raising the Museum’s visibility and elevating and promoting awareness of the Plimoth Plantation brand. Self-motivated, detail-oriented, organized and enjoys working in a highly collaborative team environment that supports the Museum’s mission and strategic goals. Minimum of 5-7 years’ experience, including proven success in communications and media relations in a non-profit organization, preferably a museum, arts or cultural organization. Demonstrated project management and excellent interpersonal skills. BA or BS Degree required. (PR, English, Marketing/Communications preferred). Superb written and oral communication skills with an acute sense of news angle and press pitching. Entrepreneurial orientation to the digital world; highly skilled in using social media and new technology for media outreach. Familiarity with software applications employed in the Museum’s e-communications program (Convio) and the online calendar (Trumba) is a plus. A flexible schedule is required. Email resume & Cover Letter to Sue Haverstock email@example.com.See
website for job description www.plimoth.org/jobs. Posted on: 05/19/2015
New Britain Museum of American Art
New Britain, CT
Provide administrative support to the Director of Development and the Development Department. Help plan and execute and provide administrative assistance and data processing support for Special Events including the annual spring gala (The ART Party of the Year) and The Art of Wine & Food, events of the John Butler Talcott Society and American Art Circle and the annual Heritage Society Brunch. Able to interact with colleagues, donors and volunteers. Evening and weekend work as needed. Reports to the Director of Development. Bachelor’s Degree required. At least five years development experience. Proficiency with Raiser’s Edge required, familiarity with Altru a plus. Please see NBMAA.org for more information on the Museum and a complete job description. Send cover letter and resumé to: firstname.lastname@example.org
, or mail to: NBMAA c/o Development Manager, 56 Lexington St., New Britain, CT 06052. NBMAA is EOE.
Posted on: 05/18/2015
Boston Public Library Foundation
The Boston Public Library Foundation seeks an Executive Director (ED) to be the Library’s chief fundraiser. Established in 1848, the Boston Public Library offers an exciting range of traditional library services and innovative community and cultural opportunities to the public. The ED will craft and implement a comprehensive development plan to raise significant philanthropic revenue to help fund the Library’s strategic priorities. Working closely with the Library President Amy E. Ryan, Library and Foundation Staff, and the Library and Foundation Boards of Trustees, the Executive Director will help serve the diverse needs of the Boston community with a results-driven approach to fundraising and increased community involvement in this iconic public institution. To apply, please submit a letter of interest and resume to BostonPublicLibrary@developmentguild.com
Posted on: 05/15/2015
Farnsworth Art Museum
Reporting to and working closely with the Executive Director, The Development Director is a strategic, energetic, and creative individual who will garner local, regional and national support for the Farnsworth’s mission by identifying and cultivating new donors, as well as stewarding existing relationships, while maintaining the Museum’s national profile. Utilizing excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills, this individual will work closely with board and staff to significantly expand the donor base to support the Museum’s extensive cultural offerings and outreach activities each year.
Responsibilities include planning, managing, and implementing the overall fundraising strategy for the museum to achieve its operating and strategic objectives. This individual leads the development staff and development committee in solidifying a strong foundation of enthusiastic contributors and ensure increased contributed income, planned giving and foundation revenue. The position is also responsible for developing and implementing a major gifts program designed to engage and cultivate new partners while demonstrating the sensitivity necessary to successfully engage and interact with high-level donors.
Qualifications include a master’s degree in a related field or the equivalent in training and work experience. A minimum of eight (8) years of demonstrated success with increasing responsibility in non-profit fundraising, preferably with a museum or university is required. A proven track record of providing creative and innovative leadership in promoting and administering dynamic and diverse fundraising strategies as well as demonstrated success managing a creative, intelligent and hard working development staff to foster a highly effective and collegial work environment is essential.
Please send cover letter and resume to email@example.com
Posted on: 05/13/2015
Brick Store Museum
The Development Associate will have a genuinely outgoing personality. S/he should promote the mission and programs of the Museum and be a good team player. S/he will be computer savvy and familiar with PastPerfect, organized, able to multi-task and meet deadlines, and able to create and maintain exemplary filing systems and records. Responsible for maintaining and initiating all development records including those pertaining to Membership, Annual Fund and Capital Campaign drives. Will be an active participant in the Museum’s grant-writing and grant opportunity identification. As the first face and/or voice most visitors and donors will encounter with the Museum, the Associate is expected to be community-oriented with an eye toward the development of the membership, visitation, and financial aspects of the Museum. This position is a part-time (24 hours per week) position with starting hourly wage of $14.25 per hour. The Development Associate may work additional hours during weekends and weeknights, depending on the Museum’s event staffing needs. This position is a term appointment for one-year, with the possibility of renewal after that term. Please send your cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
by May 26, 2015. Posted on: 05/12/2015
Marketing and Communications Manager
Museum of Russian Icons
The Museum of Russian Icons seeks a Marketing and Communications Manager. This new full-time position will oversee all external communications with the press, media, and the public; design and oversee the production of all print and online media (newsletters, ads, etc.); maintain the website; oversee the branding of the Museum; and write press releases and ad copy. Requirements: a B.A. or above in graphic design, communications, marketing or a related field; experience with both print and online graphic design; excellent communication skills with the press and the public; ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines; good interpersonal skills; creative thinker with an innovative yet timeless approach to design; ability to work effectively as part of a small, collaborative staff team. To apply, send cover letter, resume, and samples of your design work via email to: Tara Young, Deputy Director, Museum of Russian Icons, at email@example.com
. Posted on: 05/05/2015
The Discovery Museums
The Development Assistant will assume responsibility for supporting The Discovery Museums’ annual giving and events program, and general Development Office operations. S/he will be a positive and professional representative of the Office and the Museums at all times, and be able to interact and work well with colleagues throughout the organization, volunteers, and donors. Key responsibilities of the position include: Administration of Altru database; Annual Fund mailing production, reporting, and support; logistical support for events; oversight of annual online auction and small-business sponsors program; general office management; and administrative support of the Chief Development Officer and CEO as needed. This position is full-time, but a flexible work schedule is possible for the right candidate. The ideal candidate will have an affinity for the non-profit sector, a natural ability to provide customer service and a keen attention to detail, be very comfortable using technology (database experience a plus), and desire a casual, collegial work environment. The Development Assistant must be able to attend and provide support at evening and weekend events (less than 12 per year). A personal experience with The Discovery Museums and/or interest in the field of development is a plus. Please send resume and cover letter to Marie Beam, Chief Development Officer, The Discovery Museums, at firstname.lastname@example.org
. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Posted on: 05/05/2015
Director of Media and Civic Relations
Portland Museum of Art
The Portland Museum of Art (PMA) is searching for a Director of Media and Civic Relations to work under the direction of the Director of Audience Engagement and Communications, to serve as a key representative providing consistent PMA messaging in order to build advocacy within the community as well as on state and national levels. The Director of Media and Civic Relations works collaboratively with museum staff to support the PMA’s goals of broadening audiences, strengthening the PMA brand, developing and strengthening constituent relationships, and maximizing revenue. With an extensive collection and nationally renowned exhibitions, the Portland Museum of Art is the cultural heart of Portland, Maine. The PMA boasts significant holdings of American, European, and Contemporary art, as well as iconic works from Maine—highlighting the rich artistic tradition of the state and its artists. The museum brings it all to life with unparalleled programming. From special member-only events, free school tours, and a commitment to family activities, to PMA Movies, curator talks, and exclusive tours of the Winslow Homer Studio—it’s all happening at the PMA. For position description listing responsibilities, qualifications, and application instructions, please visit http://www.portlandmuseum.org/about/employment
Posted on: 04/30/2015
Manager of Foundations and Government Support
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
Position Title: Manager of Foundations and Government Support
Reports to: Director of Development
Type of Position: Full-time, salaried/exempt
Scope of Position
In partnership with the Manager of Corporate and Institutional Support, the Manager of Foundations and Government Support will provide the leadership and strategy in all fundraising activities connected with institutional grants and will have primary responsibility for the development of foundation and government grants as well as administration of ongoing grants. The Manager of Foundations and Government Support is part of a 10-member development team supporting a ~$15 million operating budget. Working closely with the Corporate and Institutional Support Manager and Director of Development, the ideal candidate will be an excellent grant writer and have a minimum of five years of experience managing a robust and complex pipeline, preferably at a cultural institution.
For more information and to apply, visit: https://isgm.applicantpro.com/jobs/218800.html Posted on: 04/30/2015
Director of Development
Newport Art Museum
The Newport Art Museum educates and inspires a diverse audience by collecting, preserving, exhibiting and interpreting historic and contemporary visual arts of the highest quality with an emphasis on the rich heritage of the Newport region, and integrates appreciation for the arts and art-making into all its programs. The Museum is fully accredited by the American Association of Museums. The Museum seeks a talented fund development professional for the position of Director of Development to lead and strategically grow a donor-centered fundraising program. This individual will oversee all aspects of the Museum’s development activities including annual preparation of a strategic development plan and budget, responsibility for the annual fund and solicitation of major gifts, grant and foundation support, membership programs, sponsorships, special events and planned giving. This position is a full-time, salaried position with benefits. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.For more information on the Museum visit www.newportartmuseum.org. To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, three references and salary requirements in confidence to email@example.com
. No phone calls please. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Posted on: 04/27/2015
Vice President, Development
Boston Children's Museum
Boston Children’s Museum (BCM) is a leader in early learning, a destination for young families, an advocate for the well-being of children, and an innovator in informal learning and school readiness. The Museum seeks a talented advancement professional for the position of Vice President of Development to lead and grow an ambitious fundraising and community engagement program. The Vice President (VP) will partner with visionary staff and volunteer leadership to craft and implement a comprehensive development plan that will enable the Museum to fully meet its cultural and educational mission. The VP will serve as chief strategist for fundraising and build on the Museum’s solid foundation to increase philanthropic and membership revenue for the Museum for innovative programming and community engagement and will also manage a portfolio of major gift prospects. For more information, visit http://www.developmentguild.com/current-executive-searches
. To apply, please send a cover letter and resume in confidence to BostonChildrensMuseum@developmentguild.com
Posted on: 04/23/2015
Connecticut HIstorical Society
This new full-time position at the Connecticut Historical Society is an opportunity to raise funds from individuals, corporations and other organizations under the mentorship of the Chief Development Officer. This is an office and field position that requires frequent travel within Connecticut. Full details can be found at http://chs.org/job-internship/development-officer/
. The Connecticut Historical Society is a private, not-for-profit museum, library, research and educational center. Our mission is to connect you and the story of Connecticut. Founded in 1825, the Connecticut Historical Society houses an extensive and comprehensive Connecticut-related collection of manuscripts, printed material, artifacts and images that document social, cultural, and family history. Posted on: 04/21/2015
Development Department Assistant
Bruce Museum (www.brucemuseum.org) seeks a FT staff member to support the administrative functions of the Development Department, reporting to the Director of Development & Institutional Advancement. Responsibilities: Gift entry into database & gift acknowledgement in a timely manner; letter preparation; department file maintenance; organization of department mailings, including the annual fund; generate weekly reports; assist department team; work on and at all events, benefits, openings; occasional admission desk support; Annual Report support; meeting minutes as needed. Evening and weekend work as needed. Requirements: high level of skills required for data entry, mail merge, list management and invitation design; strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office and database experience; Raiser’s Edge experience preferred; excellent organizational skill/great attention to detail; ability to prioritize/manage multiple responsibilities simultaneously; strong verbal and written communication skills; discretion necessary; strong team player who is able to take direction and see projects through from start to completion. To apply: resume and cover letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org
; fax (203) 869-0963; mail: Development Ad; Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Drive, Greenwich CT 06830. No phone calls, please. Posted on: 04/14/2015
Director of Annual Giving
Portland Museum of Art
The Portland Museum of Art (PMA) is searching for a Director of Annual Giving to work under the direction of the Director of Development, to manage the PMA’s leadership membership programs and a portfolio of annual giving prospects capable of increasing museum support. The Director of Annual Giving works collaboratively with museum staff and volunteers to ensure the PMA’s success in building strong constituent relationships and the revenue and donor interaction goals are met or exceeded. With an extensive collection and nationally renowned exhibitions, the Portland Museum of Art is the cultural heart of Portland, Maine. The PMA boasts significant holdings of American, European, and Contemporary art, as well as iconic works from Maine—highlighting the rich artistic tradition of the state and its artists. The museum brings it all to life with unparalleled programming. From special member-only events, free school tours, and a commitment to family activities, to PMA Movies, curator talks, and exclusive tours of the Winslow Homer Studio—it’s all happening at the PMA. For position description listing responsibilities, qualifications, and application instructions, please visit http://www.portlandmuseum.org/about/employment
. E.O.E. Posted on: 04/13/2015
Director of Communications
The Children's Museum of New Hampshire
The Children’s Museum of New Hampshire is seeking a full-time Director of Communications. This position is salaried with benefits and reports to the President. The Communications Director is responsible for building and promoting the Museum’s identity and visibility in the region. This involves generating positive publicity and high-profile coverage in regional media as well as social media platforms. It also includes honing our message to the community and promoting the Museum experience through multi-media projects and strategic partnerships. Third, the Communications Director is responsible for driving revenue through admissions, programs, and fundraisers. Qualifications and Requirements: BA or BS degree required, Minimum 3 to 5 years progressively responsible marketing or advertising experience, Staff supervision experience, Demonstrated experience developing and managing integrated multi-channel marketing plans, Strong verbal and written communications and project management skills, Must be a strong team player, well organized, and detail oriented, Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite programs including Word, Excel and PowerPoint, Experience in digital marketing including social media and website management, Experience in tourism development an asset, Experience with Adobe Creative Suite programs a plus. A full job description can be found on our website: http://www.childrens-museum.org
. Qualified applicants please send your resume and cover letter, including salary expectations, to email@example.com
by Friday, May 8th; indicate the job title “Communications Director” in the subject line. Only those applicants who meet our requirements for this position and include salary expectations in their cover letter will be contacted. The Children’s Museum of New Hampshire is an equal opportunity employer.
Posted on: 04/10/2015
Annual Fund Manager
The Annual Fund Manager works to ensure the accomplishment of the Annual Fund Campaign, which in FY 2016 is to secure $2.5 million in unrestricted gifts to Mystic Seaport, representing a 30% increase over the prior year. In order to do so, he/she will work with senior Museum and Advancement staff to broaden and deepen the base of support and to foster a donor-centered culture of philanthropy.
He/she will be responsible for working to devise a robust Annual Fund plan; develop direct mail pieces and creative messaging for the campaign distinguished by a broad based annual fund and the leadership level of America and the Sea Society; track progress against goals; and engage frequently with current and prospective donors through tailored, personal communications via in-person meetings, US mail, email, and social media.
• Bachelor’s degree with 2-4 years of progressively responsible experience managing Annual Fund campaigns with track record of success
• Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills; strict attention to detail; superior time management
• Working knowledge of on-line and social media fundraising and solid computer skills, particularly with Blackbaud’s Raiser’s Edge or similar database
• Must exercise good judgment; demonstrate organizational ability; be diplomatic; thrive in a team environment; accomplish tasks and initiatives on schedule and on budget; be adaptive and flexible with a positive, confident spirit
To apply: please submit a Mystic Seaport application (found at www.mysticseaport.org/employmentapplication ), resume, and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
or to Mystic Seaport PO Box 6000 Mystic, CT 06355 Attn: Human Resources. An EOE.
Posted on: 03/30/2015
The Amistad Center for Art & Culture
The Development Officer creates and implements strategic and ethical approaches to fundraising, including major gifts, corporate sponsorships, grants, individual gifts, events, membership enrollment, online fundraising and in-kind donations. Full-time salaried position with benefits.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Collaborate with the Board and Executive Director to create, implement and monitor progress against the Fund Development Plan.
Implements grant prospecting, application and reporting processes;
Oversees special fundraising events;
Identifies and develops donor prospects;
Oversees donor database;
Manage the membership program;
Assist with Trustee engagement;
Serve as staff liaison to Board committees;
Ensure effective donor communications and acknowledgement;
Coordinate marketing and communication materials for development efforts; and,
Build relationships with community stakeholders.
• College degree
• A certificate in fundraising management is an asset
• Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) designation is an asset
Knowledge, skills and abilities
• Knowledge of fund development planning and strategies
• Knowledge of regulations affecting charities and ethical practices for charitable solicitation
• Experience with special events planning and management
• Experience with managing volunteer resources
• Strong communications and grant writing skills
Proficiency in the use of:
• Fundraising software
• Word processing
• Donor Databases
• Minimum 3 years of fundraising experience
• Previous experience in a museum or cultural institution an asset
Submit cover letters and resumes to email@example.com
by April 15. More information about The Amistad Center may be found at www.amistadcenter.org.
Posted on: 03/30/2015
Museum Educator and Reservations Manager
Old South Meeting House
Old South Meeting House, a museum, historic site and active meeting place in downtown Boston, seeks an energetic educator with excellent interpersonal and organizational skills to teach interactive educational programs for school programs and tour groups, manage group reservations, and assist with other museum programming serving audiences of all ages. Qualifications include experience with museum teaching or teaching in other non-formal settings, ability to work effectively as part of a team as well as independently, dedication to excellent customer service in person, over the phone and electronically, attention to detail and experience working with database systems, and an interest in helping audiences of all ages to engage with history. Patience, sense of humor, and flexibility are key. Experience working with community partnerships and collaborations a plus. This is a 20 hr/wk job; weekday morning availability is essential, as most of our education programs are booked during school hours. Occasional evening or weekend hours may be required. Interested individuals please email resume and cover letter with subject line “Museum Educator Position” to Erica Lindamood, Education Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted on: 05/22/2015
School and Teacher Programs Specialist
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art is seeking an experienced and creative professional to develop, implement, and evaluate our school and teach programming. The purpose of this position is to ensure that participants embrace the Wadsworth as their place, and come together to experience the power of art. The Specialist works to achieve intended program results enabling students to build their critical response skills and feel empowered by experiences with art and the museum. This individual is the primary liaison for preK-12 educators and university audiences.
Education and Experience
• Bachelor’s degree (preferably Master’s degree) in museum education, art history or related field
• Minimum of three (3) years of museum, education, or community service experience
• Strong knowledge of museum education theory and practice
Skills and Abilities
• Outgoing, personable, with strong interpersonal skills
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Must have capacity to work in close cooperation with a wide range of people
• Strong organization and project management skills, and ability to manage multiple projects
• Ability to work under stress and adapt to change
• Budget management skills
• Ability to work with a flexible work schedule, including nights and weekends
• Proficient with Microsoft Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel, and databases
• Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred
To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to HR@wadsworthatheneum.org
Deadline for applications: June 5, 2015
The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Posted on: 05/21/2015
Living History Educator – Museum Programs Team
Plimoth Plantation, a bicultural museum, offers powerful personal encounters with history built on thorough research about the Wampanoag People and the Colonial English community in the 1600s. Interpret 17th-century life aboard Mayflower II, the 17th-Century English Village, the Plimoth Grist Mill and elsewhere (on the Museum grounds and offsite) as assigned. Foster a spirit of collaboration and cooperation in working with all Museum colleagues including volunteers, Museum Guides and tour guides. Through conversation and the exhibition of traditional crafts and domestic skills, interpret the daily life, history and intangible cultural heritage of the 17th-century colonists (Pilgrims) and the history of Plymouth Colony and Mayflower II to Museum guests. Proactively initiate engaging and informative interactions with particular emphasis on the origins and immigration of the Pilgrims and 17th-century encounters between Native and English people. Represent the past through the accurate, gender-specific re-creation of 17th-century religious, agricultural, martial, domestic, leisure and maritime activities. Learn and demonstrate mastery of all the entry-level primary and secondary sources and audio files provided as training materials for varied types of interpretation and performance. Bachelor’s Degree in the Humanities or Social Sciences preferred; or equivalent experience. Prior experience (an internship or paid or volunteer position) in speaking with the public, preferably in a museum setting, is preferred but not required. Email resume & cover letter to: Sue Haverstock email@example.com
. See website for job description www.plimoth.org/jobs. Posted on: 05/19/2015
Be a part of the Museum of Art at the Rhode Island School of Design. The Museum acquires, preserves, exhibits, and interprets works of art and design representing diverse cultures from ancient times to the present. Distinguished by its relationship to Rhode Island School of Design, the Museum educates and inspires artists, designers, students, scholars, and the general public through exhibitions, programs, and publications.As an employer, RISD offers a supportive, collegial and inclusive work environment and a competitive benefits package. // POSITION DESCRIPTION: Provide leadership and direction in planning, developing, and maintaining the RISD Museum’s web environment; evaluate web site functionality; develop and oversee initiatives designed to increase access to the collections, programs, publications and exhibitions for a wide range of audiences; engage museum departments, staff, and technology groups/committees to gather information, and prioritize technology initiatives. // HOW TO APPLY: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For more information about RISD and to APPLY ONLINE and view all relevant qualifications, please visit our website at http://www.risd.edu/jobs
. Posted on: 05/18/2015
Sacerdote Chair of Education
Nantucket Historical Association
The Nantucket Historical Association (NHA) seeks an energetic and positive visionary to join its award-winning team as the Sacerdote Chair of Education. The NHA provides engaging educational programs serving Nantucket’s schools, youth organizations and community. The NHA Sacerdote Chair of Education reports to the Director of Visitor Experience, facilitates the development and implementation of educational and learning opportunities for schools, students, teachers, families and life-long learners within the Nantucket community, inspiring and pioneering youth initiatives that expose audiences to the internationally significant history of Nantucket Island, with the NHA mission and strategic tenets as guidelines. The successful candidate is energetic, highly-organized, flexible, personable, positive and creative, with excellent communication skills, and natural affinity for working with community and educational stakeholders. Applicants should have some formal teaching experience, knowledge of Common Core and Massachusetts educational frameworks, and relevant experience in education in museum settings. A Master’s degree in education, public history, or museum studies is preferred. Demonstrated interest in art history or museum administration is a plus. Candidate should demonstrate excellent computer and writing skills, and aptitude for learning new technology, media and A/V skills. Candidates will successfully manage multiple projects, work well in a team or with direction from a supervisor and be prepared to work some weekends, evenings, and holidays as needed. Cover letter, resume and three references should be emailed immediately to Rebecca Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org
, or by mail c/o Nantucket Historical Association, PO Box 1016, Nantucket, MA 02554. The Nantucket Historical Association is an equal opportunity employer. Posted on: 05/13/2015
Staff Associate/Gallery Education Associate
MASSACHUSETTS COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN
The Gallery Education Associate assists the Curator of Education in planning, coordinating, and implementing the Gallery Education programming and events in the Bakalar & Paine Galleries, including but not limited to teaching, curriculum development, general administration, and program support.
The Gallery Education Associate:
• Oversees all administrative aspects of gallery education programs
• Coordinates recruitment, orientation, weekly meetings, and evaluation of the Gallery Attendant Program
• Assists with curriculum development, classroom and gallery teaching, recruitment, and visits to partner schools for the Looking to Learn Program
• Helps with curriculum development and planning, including art-making activities in collaboration with Art Education faculty and students for biannual Family Day
• Assists with teaching in the galleries as needed
• Collaborates with MassArt departments, faculty, and staff to develop gallery education initiatives, professional development offerings, internships, and/or special projects
• Coordinates outreach, marketing, and interpretation materials for Gallery Education programs and works to enhance program visibility both within and outside the college
• Aids conception, development, and execution of new program ideas
• Assists Curator of Education with formal evaluations and assessments
• Maintains relevant webpage content
• Accountable for ensuring that affirmative action, equal opportunity and diversity are integrally tied to all actions and decisions for which they are responsible and that fall within the scope of the Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Diversity Plan
• Other duties as assigned
Review of applications will begin on Wednesday, June 17, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled.
Please apply on our website: http://careers.massart.edu/postings/318 Posted on: 05/13/2015
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is currently seeking a diverse group of individuals who share a love for teaching and art to join the Museum Teacher Program. A strong interest in open-ended teaching approaches, love of learning, desire to work with people of all ages and backgrounds, and strong communication skills are essential. Previous museum teaching experience or knowledge of art history is not necessary.
More information: http://www.gardnermuseum.org/about/employment/volunteering
To rsvp for the information session, receive an application, or request more information, please contact Leah Kandel at 617 278 5147 or via email at email@example.com
. Posted on: 05/08/2015
Manager of Adult Education
Tower Hill Botanic Garden
Tower Hill Botanic Garden, New England’s year-round botanic garden locate din Boylston, MA, seeks an energetic and creative Manager of Adult Education interested in evolving existing programs and developing new programs to meet the needs of our visitors, members and the communities we serve. Reporting to the Director of Audience Engagement, this position is responsible for developing, executing and evaluating a diverse year-round menu of activities ranging from classes, trips, tours and lectures to hands-on demonstrations that engage new and existing audiences. In addition to successful program planning and execution, duties will also include writing and managing grants of varying sizes from public and private institutions and supporting operating and capital fundraising efforts. Develops and teaches classes in area of specialty as needed. Qualifications: experience planning, designing and evaluating innovative education programs; building successful collaborations with other organizations and institutions; supervision of program and related staff and volunteers; commitment to excellence; extensive grant writing and project and budget management; MA or MS degree in education, horticulture, interpretation, or 5+ years in a senior position in a museum education department or related field required. Must be able to create and adhere to project budgets and deadlines. The position is full time/exempt and requires regular evening and weekend work. Please send resume and cover letter to: Kathryn Acerbo-Bachmann, Tower Hill Botanic Garden, 11 French Drive, Boylston, MA 01505 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
. No phone calls please. Posted on: 05/08/2015
Fruitlands Museum, a museum of art, nature, and history set in picturesque Harvard, MA, seeks a friendly and outgoing individual to serve as a part-time seasonal Museum Interpreter. Essential duties and responsibilities include: interacting with visitors, both individually and in groups; conveying accurate and relevant information about each of the Museum collections; securing the safety of guests and collections; monitoring the Museum buildings for any problems or safety concerns; and assisting visitors with limited mobility to easily access the Museum buildings and grounds through the use of a motorized vehicle supplied and maintained by the Museum. Applicants must be 21 years old or older, be customer service focused, possess courteous and safe driving skills, have excellent written and verbal communication skills, be comfortable working collaboratively as a member of a team, and have a bachelor's degree in a field related to the collections (history, art, literature, anthropology, environmental studies or education). This is an entry-level position for 20-25 hours per week, including one weekend day. Some evening hours may be required. To apply, email a resume and cover letter to email@example.com
. Application deadline is Monday, May 18, 2015. No phone calls please. Posted on: 05/08/2015
Director of Education
New England Air Museum
Windsor Locks, CT
The New England Air Museum in Windsor Locks, Connecticut is seeking a dynamic, experienced museum educator to join our team as Director of Education. This is a full time salaried position with benefits. Responsibilities include; developing, scheduling and teaching school classes and running public programs; training and managing part time educators and docents; keeping NEAMs school programs current with curriculum standards, and communicating with local and regional schools to secure bookings. School programs include elementary, middle and high school students. The position will also oversee our scouting programs. As a member of the senior staff the DE will work major weekend events as well as some evening programs. We are in the process of reinventing NEAM to become an even more exciting relevant regional attraction and educational institution and eagerly seek the right person to fill this vital role as we move forward. Candidate must have a degree in education, a teaching certificate, leaderships skills and at least five years of relevant experience. Museum experience is preferred. Send resume to Executive Director Jerry Roberts at firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted on: 05/05/2015
Manager of School & Community Partnerships
The Manager of School and Community Partnerships is responsible for developing and managing partnerships and communications between the Bruce Museum and local schools and community organizations. This position requires a high level of interaction with educators, including teachers and administrators. He/She will be tasked with evaluating and expanding the Museum’s interactions with educators, school administrators, and other groups. This position is required to teach education programs as necessary and assist with youth, family, and adult programs. In conjunction with fellow museum educators and the Curator of Science, this position is responsible for working with science exhibition curators to obtain exhibit information in advance. This position will develop school programs and adult tours for changing science exhibits.Knowledge and skills: Extensive knowledge of museum procedures and ethics as well as museum education methods; Teaching experience in a museum-setting Education and Experience: Master’s Degree in museum studies, education, science, cultural history, or art required; Academic background in Science or Natural History a plus; Three to five years of experience in museum education required with demonstrated experience collaborating with school administrators and educators; Significant prior experience at a natural history museum, science center, or conservation organization strongly preferred. Full-time, exempt, subject to comp/flex-time; Monday-Friday, 9:00-5:00; Responsible to the Deputy Director and working closely with the Curator of Science. Visit www.brucemuseum.org for the complete job posting. Please submit cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to Kathleen Holko at email@example.com
. No phone calls please.
Posted on: 05/04/2015
Edward M. Kennedy Institute For The United States Senate
About this Role:
The Education Manager is responsible for successful execution of all educational programs and initiatives including those specifically for school and after school groups. The EM oversees all educational aspects of the on-site visitor experience for in-school and after-school programs and is responsible for developing the outreach and follow-up experiences for student group visits. The EM oversees strategic planning and development of educational programs and manages the education team (staff, volunteer and docent/intern) that creates and supports the educational components of the Institute’s exhibits as well as the unique Senate Immersion Modules (SIM). The EM also is responsible for the management of the Educatory Advisory Council, Summer Student Programs, and Teacher Training Program.
• Manages the development and implementation of the Senate Immersion Module (SIM) program, including outreach, introductory materials, scheduling, directories, daily operations, follow up and evaluation
• Responsible for coordination of SIM development research teams, including overseeing development and production of media and content to assist in kit training materials, introduction, use and output
• Manages development and production of educational programming, supporting curricula, promotional materials, documentation and assessments
• Manages the exhibits and teams on the Institute floor
Qualifications and Skills:
• Bachelor of Arts or Master’s degree in Education, American Government, Public History or related field
• At least 5 years of experience developing, creating and producing educational programs and experiences for public history institutions, museums or hands-on learning environments.
Please email résumé and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
, “Education Manager” in the subject line. Please, no phone calls.
Posted on: 04/28/2015
Director of Education & Public Programs
Cape Ann Museum
The Director of Education and Public Programs oversees the development and implementation of public programs offered in accordance with the Museum’s mission and in conjunction with the Museum collections. In partnership with the Director and staff, duties include: Development and implementation of the Museum’s annual calendar of programs for adults/children including the design and oversight of programs associated with exhibitions and the permanent collection (artist talks, lectures, walking tours, films and other interpretive programs) that illuminate Cape Ann art and history; Collaboration with community organizations in program development related to Museum’s mission; Serving as community liaison with the press and public; Responsible for writing press releases/program promotion; Responsible for grant writing to support programs; Oversight of the production of Museum’s educational publications; Management and oversight of the Education Committee; Supervision of Education Coordinator, interns and volunteers, as needed; Other duties, as required.
Advanced degree in American History/American Art/Museum Studies or related. Excellent communication, presentation and research skills. Experience in grant writing and fundraising desirable. Knowledge of Cape Ann community/history/art, preferable. IT literate and experience with technology-driven museum learning. Must be task oriented, detailed, and able to work on multiple projects simultaneously. Proven ability to exercise diplomacy, discretion, confidentiality, and good judgment. FT salaried position, must be able to work Tuesday through Saturday, and evenings/Sundays as required for programs. Please email cover letter, resume and three professional references to email@example.com
. CAM is committed to diversity among its employees and encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply.
Posted on: 04/23/2015
Exhibit Interpretation Lead
Edward M. Kennedy Institute For The United States Senate
The Exhibit Interpretation Lead is responsible for overseeing exhibit interpretation programs at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute, managing its paid and unpaid staff, and collaboratively creating an engaging, accurate, and entertaining visitor experience that works in concert with the Institute’s exhibits, programs, and special events. This position manages the scheduling of paid positions, the ongoing educational enrichment and education of paid and unpaid staff, coordinates research projects staff may undertake, and works to make the Institute both an engaging destination for visitors and a nurturing and fulfilling workplace for staff and volunteers. This role will also work collaboratively with the Exhibit Manager and Coordinator on developing future visitor experiences.
This position works with:
Operations Staffing Manager and Senate Immersion Module (SIM) Manager: to develop a streamlined way to organize and manage staff, interns, and volunteers;
Exhibits Manager: to develop engaging interpretations on current and future exhibit content relevant to all EMK Institute audiences;
Education Manager: creating the Senator-In-Training program for grade 4 – 8 students and educators, as well as with the full Programming department on family-oriented offerings;
Manages the development and implementation of the Institute’s Exhibit Interpretation program, refining content and training programs in coordination with Programming Department managers responsible for exhibits and programs.
Qualifications, Requirements and Skills:
Bachelor’s degree in education, history, political science, or related field required.
Experience in an educational or museum environment with supervisory and training experience required.
Email résumé and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
, “Exhibit Interpretation Lead” in the subject line.
Posted on: 04/28/2015
Peabody Essex Museum
We are seeking highly motivated and communicative Gallery Interpreters/Operators to provide a wide range of experiences related to the demonstration, use, access, maintenance, and care of the museum's temporary exhibition, Strandbeest: The Dream Machines of Theo Jansen. This exhibition runs from September 19, 2015 – January 3, 2016 and features kinetic sculptures that can be self-propelled by an air compressor. Successful candidates will work closely with several departments to facilitate the audience experience, maintain the gallery, operate the Strandbeests during demonstrations, interact with visitors and perform preventative maintenance and repairs in preparation for movement experiments. Training for this position will be required in July and August, dates to be determined, as well as trainings with the artist August 31 through September 11.
Candidates must be comfortable conversing with the public and working with kinetic sculptures that require mechanical operation, hands-on tinkering and improvisation. Excellent problem solving skills, attention to detail, ability to remain calm in unpredictable situations, basic knowledge of engineering and mechanics, ability to work with power and hand tools and an air compressor are required. Interest in engineering, contemporary art and presentation skills preferred.
Experience in education, customer service, and operating or repairing machinery preferred. Museum experience and a degree in related field preferred. Standing and ability to lift 50 lbs required. 16+ hours per week Tues. through Sun. Extended hours for special programming may apply.
Email resume, cover letter and salary requirements, to email@example.com
or mail to Human Resources, Peabody Essex Museum, East India Square, Salem, MA 01970-3783.
Posted on: 04/15/2015
Assistant Curator for Exhibitions and Research
Peabody Essex Museum
We are seeking a highly talented Assistant Curator to join PEM’s Exhibitions and Research Team. The position supports PEM curators in developing exhibitions, researching, managing and implementing curatorial aspects of exhibitions and their related publications, and interpretive materials. The position also supports curators in other areas such as collection development, acquisition research, and institutional advancement. The successful candidate collaborates across museum departments with collection services, registration, and exhibition planning, conservation, and others on a variety of projects.
The Assistant Curator must have a minimum of three years’ experience in a curatorial setting, preferably in an art museum, and experience coordinating multiple projects at one time. Familiarity with rights and reproductions procedures is also desirable. The ability to work independently and strong project management skills are required as well as the ability to establish effective working relationships across several departments. Solid computer skills using Microsoft Office required and experience with MuseumPlus, collection management software, preferred.
A BA in Art History, Museum Studies or related program or the equivalent combination of education and experience is required.
PEM is committed to diversity among its employees and encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply. Interested candidates should submit their resumes with cover letters and salary requirements to firstname.lastname@example.org
, or by mail to Human Resources, Peabody Essex Museum, East India Square, Salem, MA 01970-3783.
Posted on: 04/15/2015
Worcester Art Museum
The Worcester Art Museum is seeking a dynamic, energetic Event Coordinator with beverage experience to work in our Facilities Rental Department. This position will coordinate and supervise the execution of all private party and Museum events, as well as manage the beverage program. This position will attend to all customer details to ensure a smooth event is executed to the client’s satisfaction.
The Event Coordinator must be 21 years of age, have excellent customer service and interpersonal skills to maintain positive relations with all levels of staff and outside contacts. In addition, the Event Coordinator must possess exceptional organizational and supervisor skills, and have the ability to coordinate projects simultaneously, work with minimal supervision and meet strict deadlines.
The successful candidate must have a high school diploma or equivalent, three to five years of working in a specialty event venue, and thorough knowledge of event management is required. Beverage purchasing and inventory experience is a plus. The ability to work flexible schedule, including nights and weekends, as required by event schedule and supervisor request is a must.
Qualified candidates should submit resume and cover letter to email@example.com
or Director of Human Resources, 55 Salisbury Street, Worcester, MA 01609. We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome diversity.
Posted on: 05/15/2015
No Museum Store positions are currently available.
No Security positions are currently available.
Coordinator of Membership, Visitor Services & Volunteers
Cape Cod Museum of Art
The Cape Cod Museum of Art in Dennis, MA is looking for an individual to fill an open part-time position (20 hours a week) of Coordinator of Membership, Visitor Services, and Volunteers. This candidate must be flexible and available some evenings & weekends. Under the direction of the Director, and in collaboration with the Finance and Operations Manager, the Coordinator of Membership, Visitor Services, and Volunteers is responsible for Membership Coordination which involves developing and implementing the membership program; managing and maintaining the membership, donation and prospects databases; and assisting the Director with reports and other support as needed; Visitor Services which requires facilitation of visitor access to the museum and promotion of positive visitor experiences. Visitor Services will ensure the museum is ready for visitors, oversee front desk volunteers with all visitor service issues (comfort, safety, comments or complaints, and accessibility) as well as ensure dissemination of accurate information; and Volunteer Coordination, the responsibility for overseeing all aspects of the Volunteer Program at the museum including ongoing groups such as Docents, Hospitality, and the CCMoA Guild in conjunction with other staff members. Prior Customer Service or Hospitality experience preferred. Excellent verbal, written and communications skills. Proficiency with computer database programs, preferably experience with Past Perfect software. Must be organized, detail-oriented, able to multitask, and work with people of diverse backgrounds and age levels. Please send a resume with cover letter to, Lilly O'Brien, Operations Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org
. Deadline for applying is June 3, 2015. Posted on: 05/22/2015
SOUTH BERWICK, MAINE SITE MANAGER
Historic New England
South Berwick, ME
The South Berwick Site Manager is responsible for the management and marketing of the Hamilton House and Sarah Orne Jewett House in South Berwick, Maine, and the Sayward-Wheeler House in York Harbor, Maine. The site manager serves as Historic New England’s liaison to the communities and operates the historic sites in conjunction with other Historic New England teams and within procedures established by Historic New England leadership. The primary goals of the site manager are to provide the greatest public access to the sites through initiatives that conform to site preservation standards and to meet the revenue and attendance targets set by the organization.
The South Berwick Site Manager develops, promotes, implements, and evaluates innovative interpretive and educational public programs; manages the museum tour operation and museum shop; coordinates with development staff to identify and secure local funding; develops and manages site budgets; and assists with exhibition planning for the gallery in the Jewett House visitor center. The site manager is also responsible for the supervision of museum guides.
Bachelors degree in a relevant field, preferably in American History, art or cultural history, historic preservation or museum studies; Masters degree preferred. Two years job-related experience required; four years preferred. Ability to work independently, solve problems, and multi-task. Familiarity with team approach. Requires excellent communication skills, word processing and spread sheet skills. Ability to drive and a valid driver’s license required.
Send resume and cover letter to jobs@HistoricNewEngland.org
Posted on: 05/15/2015
Part-Time Events & Visitor Services Manager
Old South Meeting House
Old South Meeting House, a museum, historic site, and active meeting place in downtown Boston, seeks an outgoing, responsible and dependable individual to assist in management of the museum on Sundays and Mondays, and for evening events. Assists with all aspects of museum operation on Sundays and Mondays, including opening and closing, maintaining a high level of visitor satisfaction, and supervising 2-3 museum assistants daily. Also includes additional time managing evening events, such as cocktail and dinner receptions, lectures, concerts, public forums, and wedding ceremonies. Responsibilities include: opening, operating and closing the museum; ensuring the security and safety of visitors, staff, and building during museum/event hours; cash management; interfacing with clients, caterers and visitors/guests; supervising event assistants and delegating responsibilities; working closely with clients, caterers and event staff to troubleshoot before, during, and after event. Reports to Visitor Services Director for museum operations and to Events and Marketing Director for events. Position is 25 hours a week plus additional evening events as needed. Qualifications: One+ year successful event management and/or visitor services experience. Demonstrated communication and customer service skills and enthusiasm for working with the public. Flexible, responsible, dependable and able to work well with others. Ability to coordinate multiple tasks and work effectively in fast-paced environment. Interest in American history. Must be available to work Sundays, Mondays, and some additional days including occasional Saturdays and evenings. To apply: letter and resume to email@example.com
by May 25. No phone calls please. Posted on: 05/12/2015
Seasonal Visitor Services Specialist
Connecticut Science Center
With 165+ hands-on exhibits, a state-of-the-art 3D digital theater, four educational labs, plus daily programs and events, the Connecticut Science Center offers endless exploration for children, teens, and adults. From physics to forensics, geology to astronomy, visitors have the sciences at their fingertips. The Connecticut Science Center is looking for Seasonal Visitor Services Specialist (June 23, 2015 - September 6, 2015). These are non-exempt, hourly positions who will report to the Director of Visitor Services. For the full job description, please go to https://www.ctsciencecenter.org/about/employment/
The Connecticut Science Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer Posted on: 04/13/2015
No Volunteer Services positions are currently available.
Northeast Document Conservation Center
The Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC) is hiring a full-time photographer to join the Imaging Services department. (www.nedcc.org) The successful candidate will be joining a team of experienced and productive photographers, and will benefit from working alongside conservators and specialists dedicated to the treatment and care of the range of objects the Imaging Services department digitizes. The Photographer will be charged principally with the digital reformatting of the extensive, diverse and unique collections held by NEDCC’s institutional and private clients. These include virtually all photographic media, particularly nitrate, acetate, and glass-plate negatives, X-ray film, and daguerreotypes; bound and loose manuscript material; rare books and illuminated manuscripts; and oversized items such as maps and blueprints. To this end, the Imaging Services department utilizes medium format and SLR digital camera systems; copystands; custom stations for imaging oversized, transmissive, and bound materials; Broncolor strobes; a GE X-ray film scanner; Epson wide format printers; Eizo displays; and a color managed workflow. While we are primarily Mac-based we also use PCs. To apply, please send a PDF file containing cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to: Terrance D’Ambrosio, NEDCC Director of Imaging Services: firstname.lastname@example.org
. Posted on: 04/21/2015
Benefits & Special Projects Coordinator
Museum of Science
Benefits & Special Projects Coordinator
Museum of Science, Boston
Innovation and creativity come from the unique perspectives of a diverse staff. We value your perspective.
Coordinates and administrates, with oversight by the Program Manager Benefits & Compensation, the Museum's benefits program including reconciliation of monthly insurance bills, as well as generating individual benefits packets for new staff, meeting staff to explain benefits, and assisting in the Open Enrollment Process. Responsibilities also include utilizing Fidelity's Plan Sponsor Web for employee data transfer and working with the Museum's Workers Compensation carrier. Also responsible for various special projects throughout the Museum including coordinating the Wellness Program, liaising with Information Technology to assure integrity of database(s), as well as coordinating the Museum's service award program and the employee recognition program. In addition, maintains and updates Museum organizational charts and handbooks and occasionally facilitates an orientation module for new staff.
For more information and to apply, please visit: https://mos.applicantpro.com/jobs/211242-29458.html
EEO/M/F/V/D Posted on: 04/16/2015
Office Manager- Part Time
Museum of American Bird Art at Mass Audubon
The Museum of American Bird Art (MABA) seeks an energetic, organized and team-oriented office manager. The museum presents exhibitions by internationally recognized artists and an array of education programs for all ages as well as a vibrant children’s summer camp. The Office Manager has diverse responsibilities, including key roles interacting with the public and managing smooth, well-organized operations throughout the museum. Two years experience and a BA or the equivalent required. Please see the full job posting at www.massaudubon.org/jobs. Send cover letter and resume to email@example.com
. No phone calls please.
Posted on: 04/13/2015