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Executive Director Indianapolis Indianapolis, IN
Indiana Medical History Museum
The Board of Directors, Indiana Medical History Museum seeks a resourceful professional and creative leader to direct the institution forward as its surrounding neighborhood experiences major change. The new Executive Director must succeed in an environment with a motivated, small staff, and show characteristics of flexibility, teamwork, and affability essential in a small organization. He/she must provide vision for its historic site, collections and programs, to ensure its long-term financial health, and to build productive relationships with the communities and constituents it serves.
The Indiana Medical History Museum, Inc. (IMHM) is a 501-(c)3 not-for-profit educational and cultural institution founded in 1969 to engage and interest people in the development of medical care and advancement in medical science throughout Indiana's history. It stands on the grounds of the former Central State Hospital in the Near West community of the city of Indianapolis. The institution fulfills its mission by collecting and preserving the material culture of medicine and health care, using these materials as powerful educational tools through docent-led tours, exhibits on-site and online, and public programs. The centerpiece of the museum's operations is the Old Pathology Building an historic site first opened in 1896 as The Pathological Department of the Central Indiana Hospital for the Insane. The Old Pathology Building is augmented by a rural family doctor's office exhibited in an adjacent outbuilding and an extensive medicinal plant garden. The institution is governed by a 25-member Board of Directors. Its governance is independent and not part of a university, municipality, county, state or federal entity. Please visit www.imhm.org for further information.
The IMHM Executive Director answers to the Board of Directors which assigns him/her the authority to plan and implement the activities of the museum and carefully manage its assets in fulfillment of its educational and cultural mission. The Executive Director is responsible for the organization’s consistent fulfillment of its mission and objectives including the maintenance and preservation of the historic site, enhancing the engagement of its constituencies especially the communities and academic institutions of central Indiana, the day-to-day operation of the Old Pathology Building, Doctor's Office and Medicinal Plant Garden, the financial management of the organization, long-range planning, fundraising, and enhancing the revenue stream for the organization.
The successful candidate will bring to the position a demonstrable understanding of best practices in the museum, historic preservation and non-profit management professions; a working knowledge and understanding of history, culture and science in late 19th and early 20th century America; ability to act as an effective and engaging public representative of the museum with excellent written and public speaking skills; ability to continue raising the public profile of the organization; ability to successfully communicate and interact with the Board of Directors and its committees, personnel, potential grantors, donors and philanthropic organizations in fulfillment of the institution objectives; a working knowledge of not-for-profit fiscal management including an understanding of non-profit accounting, tax laws, financial statement interpretation, developing, managing and reporting on annual budget projections and expenditures, and interacting with financial institutions with which the museum is involved; organizational and planning abilities, especially in developing staff, intern and volunteer work schedules and exhibit/program/event timelines; staff, intern and volunteer recruitment, development and management experience; creativity and intellectual interest in research, exhibit and educational program development; experience and drive to promote the museum to the public and cultivate partnerships, donors, exhibit sponsors, and facility rental customers; ability to develop and present for the Board's consideration short and long-range plans to address future physical and organizational needs of the museum; flexibility to perform a variety of tasks associated with a small museum; a willingness to arrange his/her work schedule around museum's open hours on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, with an understanding that Irregular work hours including evenings and weekends may be required in the pursuit of museum objectives.
Preferred Qualifications are a master's degree, in Museum Studies, History, Historic Preservation, Science, or a related field, with a minimum of three years experience in museum/historic site administration or upper level management including educational programming, collections management and project management. The successful candidate will bring excellent communication, administrative, organizational, and public relations skills and the ability to work independently with a proven record of responsibility and accomplishment.
To apply, please submit a cover letter detailing interest in the position and addressing how your education and experience support the responsibilities and qualifications listed here; a full resume; and contact information for a minimum of three professional references. Only electronic submissions will be accepted. Please put “Executive Director Application” in the subject line and email to the Secretary, IMHM Board of Directors, Kathleen Warfel Hull, MD at hullk@ccrtc.com. Please submit your materials by May 12, 2014. The position is now open with an immediate start date desirable. Screening of applications will commence immediately and continue until the position is filled. This is a part-time position requiring a minimum of 30 hours per week, with an annual salary of $30,000.00 and paid vacation.
Please quote Global Museum Jobs in your application. Posted April 23rd

Senior Vice President for Exhibits & Program Boston, MA
Boston Children's Museum
Boston Children's Museum (BCM) seeks a dynamic, innovative, visionary, highly experienced professional for a new position, Senior Vice President of Exhibits and Program (SVPEP). S/he will unite BCM’s core mission-oriented departments into one high-functioning, innovative team to develop and implement a vision for exhibits, programs, and visitor experience. Reporting directly to the CEO, the SVPEP will serve on BCM’s Executive Team.
SVPEP should have most of the following credentials:
- 10 or more years management-level experience at a museum or related institution/company that works with children and families in informal learning
- Master's degree (preferred) in a field such as science, early-childhood or museum education, or nonprofit leadership
- Proven track record managing people, projects, and budgets in a complex work environment
- Experience producing successful exhibitions or programs, and/or implementing important ideas at an institution serving children and families
- Experience forming successful collaborations across cultural, racial, and socio-economic lines
- Commitment to/understanding of customer service best practices as they apply to museum audiences
- Successful track record of fundraising for exhibits and programs
- Success at fostering change and innovation, plus an appreciation and respect for BCM’s traditions, history, and national reputation
For job details and to apply: visit www.museum-search.com. Application deadline: 6/2/14. Nominations welcome. EOE.
Please quote Global Museum Jobs in your application. Posted April 23rd

Curator of Exhibits & Collections Evanston, IL
Applications Contact Person: Kathleen McDonald
Application Due Date: 2014/05/14
The Mitchell Museum of the American Indian, a small award-winning museum offers the opportunity to create exhibits that engage the public and collaboratively interpret American Indian and First Nation people’s art, history and culture; develop and manage the museum’s collection of over 10,000 objects and 3,000 library materials; and promote these and other museum resources to the public. The Mitchell Museum is one of only a handful of museums in the nation that focuses exclusively on the art, history and culture of American Indian and First Nation people from throughout the US and Canada from Paleo-Indian times to the present. The museum is located in Evanston, IL on Central Street, voted one of the top ten neighborhoods in the nation.
Full-Time Exempt
Job Description: To create exhibits that engage the public and collaboratively interpret American Indian and First Nation people’s art, history, and cultures; develop and manage the museum’s collections; promote the exhibits, collections, and other museum resources; and support the museum’s mission, strategic, and operating goals.
Reports to: Executive Director
Job Duties:
- Provide excellent customer service, promote the museum mission and vision in all activities, work collaboratively with American Indian and First Nation peoples, represent the museum both within and outside the building, and work to fulfill the museum’s operating and strategic goals.
- Develop, research, document, and interpret collection of over 10,000 objects and 3,000 library reference materials covering American Indian and First Nation peoples in the US and Canada from Paleo-Indian times to the present concentrating on the 19th - 21st centuries.
- Research content, develop concepts and interactive elements, conduct audience evaluation, design exhibit and graphic elements, prepare objects and images, and construct and install exhibits.
- Update docent training materials for each exhibit, monitor docent tour quality and accuracy, and conduct tours for VIPs, exhibit openings, and tour groups as needed.
- Following professional museum standards, conservation principles, and museum policies and procedures, manage and preserve collection including recommending and processing
acquisitions and de-accessions, processing loans and research requests, cataloguing, housing & storing objects, and managing inventory.
- Supervise interns, volunteers and temporary staff as needed to assist with administrative, collections, research, and exhibit work.
- Write grants and corporate sponsorship proposals with Executive Director for select collections and exhibit projects.
- Other duties as assigned
Requirements:
- MA in Museum Studies, Native American Studies, Public History or related field
- 2 years minimum experience working with museum collections and exhibits
- Knowledge and respect of American Indian and First Nation people’s art, history, and culture
- Knowledge and demonstrated application of legal and ethical museum standards in all areas of museum operation, NAGPRA, conservation principles, audience evaluation, collections documentation, exhibit interpretation and design principles
- Ability to lift heavy objects and operate power tools for exhibit construction & installation including mounts, cases, interactive elements, audio and video
- Proficiency in computer programs including Microsoft Publisher, PowerPoint, Excel, web-design software, photo enhancement software, movie-making software, Past Perfect, and ability to quickly learn new programs
- Skilled in customer service and prioritizing multiple tasks to meet deadlines
- Must be able to communicate effectively orally and in writing
- Willingness to work independently and as a team
- Ability to cover shifts: Tuesday-Saturday: 9:30-5:30; plus occasional special events or meetings in evenings or on weekends
Application must include resume and cover letter demonstrating paid work experience, job qualifications, salary requirements, days and hours available, prospective start date, and three current references or letters of recommendations. Priority given to applications submitted by May 14th; but, position is open until filled. E-mail to jobs@mitchellmuseum.org No calls please. Go to www.mitchellmuseum.org for more information about the museum. The Mitchell Museum of the American Indian is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Please quote Global Museum Jobs in your application. Posted April 23rd

Communications and Marketing Specialist
Krannert Art Museum
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (KAM) seeks a creative and inspiring full-time Communications and Marketing Specialist.
KAM has a rich, varied, and comprehensive collection of approximately 10,000 works of art ranging from the fourth millennium BCE to the present, representing an extensive array of cultures and media and reflecting the museum's educational mission. KAM presents 15 or more exhibitions a year (most of them organized by KAM) and over 150 educational programs and special events. Since 2004, KAM's exhibitions have traveled to 28 cities in the United States and beyond. The museum is identified with initiatives that involve wide-ranging artists, ideas, and media, as well as those that explore compelling issues of contemporary culture and society. The topics and artists represented in its exhibitions and accompanying publications provide creative opportunities for the interdisciplinary programming that has become a signature of KAM.
KAM is an engaged partner in the intellectual work of the campus, involving students and faculty in research and development of exhibitions and museum publications, organizing interdisciplinary workshops and other exhibition programming, and inviting renowned artists and scholars to campus. Most of KAM's exhibitions and projects actively involve faculty, students, and staff as initiators, partners, and subjects. Increasing KAM's integration into the curriculum and enlisting more of the intellectual assets of the campus into the museum's exhibition and educational objectives are major priorities.
Primary Position Function/Summary:
The Communications and Marketing Specialist for Krannert Art Museum (KAM) provides specialized expertise in the development of communication and marketing strategies for the museum. Under limited administrative direction, the incumbent produces and manages content for KAM's website, print, and electronic media and maintains an active and robust social media presence for the museum. This position reports directly to the Assistant to the Director.
Major Duties and Responsibilities:
In addition to the primary functions identified above, required duties include:
1. Coordinate and initiate the development of communications and marketing strategies
2. Write copy targeted for the web, as well as for general marketing materials in print and electronic forms
3. Update exhibition, programming, and other information for KAM website and print and electronic media
4. Develop and determine appropriate content to send to marketing venues
5. Produce and manage content for online calendars
6. Maintain KAM's website; archives the websites of past exhibitions and develop or create new images for the KAM website homepage
7. Design weekly presentations of exhibitions and events for electronic media outlets
8. Create/distribute weekly e-newsletter
9. Provide and act on expertise derived from online marketing analytics, including those for Google, Twitter, Facebook, etc.
10. Proofread and edit marketing materials for accuracy, content, and design standards, as well as for overall KAM image and branding
11. Ensure that KAM's communication and marketing materials comply with campus and College identity standards and branding
12. Maintain an active and robust social media presence and research social media marketing trends; implementing appropriate new ideas into KAM's marketing efforts
13. Document KAM exhibitions, activities, and events for archival and marketing purposes utilizing photography and video
14. Archive marketing promotional materials and press coverage
Job Requirements
Position Requirements and Qualifications:
Education: A Bachelor's degree, preferably in Marketing, Public Relations, Communications, Advertising, Museum Studies, Art History, or a related field. A Master's degree with a major in Marketing, Public Relations, Communications, Advertising, Museum Studies, Art History, or related field is also preferred.
Experience: The qualified candidate will have a minimum of four years in a similar position, strong computer skills and proficiency with MS Office Suite, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Dreamweaver, e-mail, web research, and Adobe InDesign software. The ideal candidate should have skills in graphic design and working with digital photos, excellent writing and editing skills as well as a strong attention to detail. This position works independently as well as collaboratively and the ideal candidate should have decision making qualities as well as excellent organizational and communication skills. This position will also require photography and video experience; knowledge of basic marketing concepts; knowledge of print and graphic design processes; and a strong understanding of social media and its role in marketing and communications. Preference will be given to those with experience in online marketing analytics (Google, Twitter, Facebook etc.) as well as knowledge of web design.
Appointment Status: This is a full-time, 12-month academic professional position.
Salary: Commensurate with experience and includes an excellent benefits package.
Proposed Starting Date: As soon as possible after the closing date
Application Deadline: May 09, 2014
Application Procedure: In order to ensure full consideration, all candidates must complete an online application at jobs.illinois.edu prior to the application deadline. Qualified candidates must upload a letter of application, resume, and contact information (name, address, telephone number, and email address) for three current professional references. Interviews may take place prior to the closing date; however no decision will be made until after that date. Individuals with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
For additional information regarding the application procedures, please contact:
Heidi Hardenbrook
Krannert Art Museum Human Resources
217-333-8305 (telephone)
hhardenb@illinois.edu (e-mail)
Illinois is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability. Illinois welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and
ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity (www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu).
Please quote Global Museum Jobs in your application. Posted April 19th


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Friends of JPPM Administrator St. Leonard, MD
Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum (JPPM), an agency of the Maryland Department of Planning, hosts thousands of visitors each year to showcase the historic buildings and park grounds located on site through educational programs, guided tours and local events.
Main Purpose of Job:
Friends of JPPM is a non-profit organization which raises funds to support the archaeology, history, heritage and environmental education projects, programs and events at JPPM.
We are currently seeking an Administrator to support the Friends of JPPM.
This position is responsible for membership recruitment, general accounting work, fundraising, and coordinating large special events and meetings. The position will also prepare grant requests, mass mailings, annual reports, newsletters, and provide other general administrative support.
For more information please visit this site.
Please quote Global Museum Jobs in your application. Posted April 19th

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Part-time Anthropology Instructor McMinnville, OR
Linfield College seeks a part-time anthropology instructor to teach two courses during the 2014-2015 academic year: ANTH 255 (Museums: Objects and Artifacts) in fall 2014 and ANTH 355 (Museums: Exhibiting Culture) in spring 2015, and to serve as the Linfield Anthropology Museum coordinator. The ideal candidate would have a Ph.D. in Anthropology, demonstrated experience teaching anthropology to undergraduates, and museum experience. Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest and a CV to: Dr. Hillary Crane, Dept. of Sociology and Anthropology, Unit A470, Linfield College, 900 SE Baker Street, McMinnville, OR 97128. Submissions can also be submitted electronically to hcrane@linfield.edu. Finalists will be asked to also submit additional materials. Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. EOE.
Please quote Global Museum Jobs in your application. Posted April 18th

Collections Assistant Clewiston, FL
Seminole Tribe of Florida, Tribal Historic Preservation Office
Nature of Work
The incumbent in this position is responsible for assisting the staff assigned to the Seminole Tribe of Florida Tribal Historic Preservation Office’s (THPO) Collections Section with all aspects of collection management including cataloging, research, and preservation-related duties. The individual assists the Collections Manager in processing archaeological artifacts received at the laboratory; washes, catalogs, and prepares artifacts for analysis and curation; provides support to the senior staff and consulting analysts in regards to collection needs; assists staff members with project needs and provides assistant and support to meet the general needs of the THPO. This position reports to the THPO Collections Manager and is a non-exempt position.
Illustrative Tasks:
The listed duties are only illustrative and are not intended to describe every function that may be performed by this position. The omission of specific statements does not preclude management from assigning specific duties not listed, if such duties are a logical assignment to the position.
- Assists the Collections Manager and staff with all aspects of collection management including cataloging, research, and preservation-related duties. Maintains and organizes all incoming collections and projects based on the needs of the THPO.
- Assists with processing of artifacts, ecofacts, and records in accordance with sound principles of conservation, project quality, and economy of labor and time, which includes immediate reception of field collections (re-bagging, re-labeling, and documentation checks as needed), judicious cleaning, sorting, artifact identification, accessioning and cataloging, tracking of location and processing stage, and preparations for long-term curation and storage.
- Accommodates objects in appropriate acid-free storage materials for proper storage, in accordance with the THPO’s collection policies and procedures.
- Assists with the standardization and maintenance of catalog record information in the THPO’s Past Perfect collection management database.
- Performs research and analysis on prehistoric and historic artifacts from the STOF’s areas of interest.
- Undertakes administrative duties related to collections management projects, as assigned.
- Presents group and individual research and findings to the Tribal Community and public in forums such as site tours, school visits, public talks, etc. in addition to professional audiences in the form of scientific papers at conferences and publications, as appropriate.
- Provides on-going project support to the Collections Staff and the THPO Office.
- Attends and contributes to staff meetings, workshops and related training.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Knowledge of the cultural history of the STOF
- Knowledge of the organizational structure of the STOF.
- Knowledge of the general theory and methods of archaeology and archaeological laboratory procedures.
- Knowledge of, or interest in and ability to learn, Florida and Southeastern U.S. archaeology and history; environmental sciences—climatology, biology, geology, soils, etc.—applicable to Florida and Southeastern U.S.
- Familiarity with the guidelines and best-practices of museum collections management.
- Demonstrate ability to safe handling and care for archaeological materials.
- Demonstrate excellent organizational and writing skills.
- Proficiency in current technologies, including desktop publishing, spreadsheets, and database management.
- Ability to handle multiple projects and of seeing projects to a point of completion.
- Ability to serve the Tribal community, the public, and fellow employees with honesty and integrity.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the STOF tribal community, general public, co-workers, elected and appointed officials.
Minimum Requirements:
Bachelor’s Degree in museum studies, anthropology, archaeology, or a related discipline is required. A minimum of one (1) year of experience in the care of archaeological collections in an archaeological laboratory or museum, is required. Prior relevant experience in the study of archaeological materials including, but not limited to human osteology, forensic science, faunal analysis, is preferred. Demonstrates interest in the preservation of archaeological collections is required. Demonstrate proficiency in current technologies, including desktop publishing, spreadsheets, and database management is required. Demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills. Demonstrate excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills. Ability to travel to all reservations and work a flexible schedule including evenings, weekends and holidays.
Physical Demands:
Typically, the incumbent will be required to use standard computer input (keyboard) and output (desktop monitor) devices. Occasional archaeological field work may be required, which involves long periods of strenuous exertion as well as heavy lifting, pushing, or pulling of objects up to 50 pounds. The incumbent must be able to stand for extended periods of time.
Working Conditions:
Most of the work will be in a laboratory environment, although occasional participation in fieldwork may be necessary. If so, expect heavy physical labor outside under typical southern Florida conditions including extreme heat, rain, humidity, and other conditions prevalent in the swampy lands of the region. The field work environment involves some exposure to hazards or physical risks, which require following basic safety precautions.
To apply to this position, please send a cover letter and resume to Kate Macuen, katemacuen@semtribe.com.
Please quote Global Museum Jobs in your application. Posted April 18th

Director of Development Richmond, Virginia
The Valentine Richmond History Center
The Valentine Richmond History Center in Richmond, Virginia is hiring a new Director of Development.
The full job description is here.
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Digital Collections Librarian Chicago, IL
Columbia College Chicago, Digital Collections Librarian Position Summary
The Digital Collections Librarian manages the digital assets and digital collections of Columbia College Chicago Library and College Archives; works with staff, faculty and students to identify digital resource needs for the College community; acquires and implements new digital collections and implements, populates, and maintains Digital Commons, the institutional repository system. Provides expertise and advice in the development, deployment, evaluation, and preservation of digital collections, digital assets, and born-digital materials throughout the College. Responsible for the maintenance of web-based access to local and remote digital content. Participates in the evaluation and implementation of new technologies related to digital content across campus. Oversees the management of the MDID (teaching image collection) system working with faculty on content creation. This position reports to the Head of College Archives at Columbia College Chicago.
To view the complete job description and apply, please visit www.colum.edu/EmploymentServices (Job ID 900057).
Please quote Global Museum Jobs in your application. Posted April 18th

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Visitor Services Representative Linthicum, MD
National Electronics Museum
The National Electronics Museum in Linthicum, MD is seeking a friendly individual to welcome visitors to the museum. The Visitor Services Representative greets and assists visitors, handles admissions and museum store sales, and contributes to a variety of museum projects. The ideal candidate is able to communicate well with people of a broad range in age and interests. This is a part time, entry level position.
Hours are Tuesday through Friday, 9am – 4pm, and occasional Saturdays and evenings.
Email resume and cover letter to Alice Donahue, Assistant Director, National Electronics Museum, donahue.nem@gmail.com.
http://www.nationalelectronicsmuseum.org/.
Please quote Global Museum Jobs in your application. Posted April 18th

Senior Preparator – Museum Exhibits Williamsburg, Virginia
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
Applications Contact Person: careers@cwf.org
Application Due Date: No application closing date. Apply ASAP
Salary Range: As posted
Web Address: www.colonialwilliamsburg.org
The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation in Williamsburg, Virginia is seeking a full-time preparatory. Excellent benefits. Year-round opportunity.
Visualize yourself working for an organization where your contributions are valued, you can learn new skills, and you can make a difference. Communication, collaboration, stewardship and guest focus define us. Start a job; build a career.
We invite you to review the detailed description and qualifications and to apply online at www.colonialwilliamsburg.org/careers. Colonial Williamsburg supports a drug- and alcohol-free workplace. AA/EOE.
Please quote Global Museum Jobs in your application. Posted April 15th

Program Manager - Portal to the Public Seattle, WA
Pacific Science Center
Applications Contact Person: Renee Gervais
Email: rgervais@pacsci.org
Application Due Date: ASAP
Salary Range: DOE - please include salary expectations in cover letter
Pacific Science Center is looking for a Program Manager to join the Portal to the Public department. This department connects current regional research to on-site and off-site public audiences through face-to-face programs with scientists including Scientists Spotlight, Science Cafes and multiple special event weekends such as Polar Science Weekend.
The Portal to the Public Program Manager helps to design and implement an innovative public portal to science. The position is an integral part of Pacific Science Center’s role as a driving force in science education and significantly enhancing the participant’s experience. The Program Manager oversees programmatic aspects of the Portal to the Public department to provide training for scientists and bring them face-to-face with public audiences in on-site and off-site events reaching a range of audiences.
The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in science, education, museum or visitor studies or related field; Experience with public engagement with science, and in developing collaborative relationships with other organizations; Excellent oral and written communication skills; Strong project management and organizational skills; Ability to manage collaborative programs with multiple institutions that are widely dispersed geographically; Excellent time management skills; ability to work proactively and independently; Creative problem solving skills; flexibility and excellent judgment; Professional attitude; Smiling team player; Experience supervising personnel, setting goals for personnel, providing guidance and feedback; Experience developing hands-on inquiry activities.
Desired qualifications include:
Collaborating with scientists and/or other professionals; Experience managing and tracking budgets for federal grant projects.
To apply and view a full job description please visit this site.
Please quote Global Museum Jobs in your application. Posted April 12th



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iDigBio Education & Outreach Coordinator Tallahassee, FL
Our iDigBio Education and Outreach Coordinator position is now officially posted, and will remain open for applications until April 26th 2014. We are sincerely interested in developing a robust pool of applicants. We invite you to distribute this position description and encourage (recruit) eligible and interested persons to apply! The official PD and application portal via UF HR can be accessed here.
Please quote Global Museum Jobs in your application. Posted April 12th

Visitor Services Coordinators Overland Park, KS
Museum at Prairiefire
Job description
The Museum at Prairiefire (MAP) was established in 2010 based on a pioneering content partnership with the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) and is scheduled to open in May 2014 in Overland Park, KS, a rapidly growing, vibrant community in the Kansas City metro area. Focused on enhancing public understanding of natural history and science, this non-collecting “startup” museum will present continuously changing world-class traveling exhibitions organized by AMNH, a Discovery Room, engaging permanent halls and experiences, education programs, science video and more. The Museum is the cultural anchor of Prairiefire, a $430M, 50-acre mixed-use project that integrates residential, office, retail and entertainment.
The front desk at the Museum will in many cases be the first point of contact between the Museum and visitors, so it is an important component of the overall visitor experience where “first impressions” are formed. It also has a central function for earned revenue generation.
The Museum is looking for talented and motivated candidates to join the team as Visitor Services Coordinators.
Responsibilities will include:
• Selling tickets and memberships at the front desk and performing all associated tasks such as returns and exchanges, following the appropriate steps in the MAP’s ticketing system
• Answering visitor questions about ticket and membership pricing, advising visitors on exhibitions, programs and events; needs to be constantly up to date on exhibitions, programs and other activities offered
• Answering any other visitor questions and providing assistance where needed
• Helping train new staff and/or volunteers, if/as needed
• Keeping track of visitors to the administration offices as guests (sign in/out)
• Assists in addressing visitor complaints by either resolving them or calling in a supervisor if/as required
• Managing emergency situations, should they arise
Work schedule may vary week to week and will involve weekends and holidays. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to help shape an institution that will educate and inspire generations of visitors.
We are looking for the following skill sets and characteristics in the Visitor Services Coordinators:
• Passionate about the mission of the Museum to enhance public understanding of science and natural history
• Demonstrated experience in customer relationship management and sales; excellent communication skills
• Comfortable using a computerized ticketing system and experience at handling cash
• Honest and trustworthy with great integrity
• Comfortable and skillful dealing with a broad range of visitors
Salary commensurate with experience. Please send resume, cover letter and salary history to: careers@museumatpf.org with “Visitor Services Coordinator” in the subject line.
Please quote Global Museum Jobs in your application. Posted April 12th

Discovery Room Manager Overland Park, KS
Museum at Prairiefire
Job description:
PT with option of becoming FT
The Museum at Prairiefire (MAP) was established in 2010 based on a pioneering content partnership with the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) and is scheduled to open in May 2014 in Overland Park, KS, a rapidly growing, vibrant community in the Kansas City metro area. Focused on enhancing public understanding of natural history and science, this non-collecting “startup” museum will present continuously changing world-class traveling exhibitions organized by AMNH, a Discovery Room, engaging permanent halls and experiences, education programs, science video and more. The Museum is the cultural anchor of Prairiefire, a $430M, 50-acre mixed-use project that integrates residential, office, retail and entertainment.
One of the Museum’s signature experiences, the Discovery Room will be a hands-on, interactive space where children aged 3-12 and their accompanying caregivers jointly learn about the world around them through inquiry-based exploration and discovery, supported by skilful and flexible facilitation that encourages deep engagement. Divided into eight areas (paleontology, anthropology, invertebrate zoology, field biology, geology, astronomy, central microscope, free play area), the space will include a continuously growing range of real specimens, replicas, models, interactives and activities that offer open opportunities to learn about nature, life and the universe and to playfully explore the scientific method. The Discovery Room will also be the subject for school group visits through custom education materials that will be developed in the summer of 2014.
The Manager, Discovery Room will play a pivotal role in opening the Museum and the Discovery Room to the public and in setting up – and continuously improving – a great visitor experience. Responsibilities will include:
• Providing skillful facilitation for visitors including children and adults, explaining activities and materials, explaining scientific concepts, responding to questions
• Helping keep the Discovery Room organized and everything in good working order
• Working with the team, develop and continuously improve a staff manual and onboarding / training materials that detail the targeted experience and facilitation strategy as well as standard policies and procedures
• Support identification, onboarding and training of Discovery Room volunteers
• Create and manage Discovery Room team schedules, including full-time and part-time staff, volunteers
• Managing the team and oversee Discovery Room operation, ensuring a high quality experience for visitors
• Speedily address any visitor issues and concerns and continuously improve the experience
This position will report to the Executive Director at least initially. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to help shape an institution that will educate and inspire generations of visitors. The position will require some work on weekends and holidays. It will likely start as a part-time position but may grow into a full-time position.
We are looking for the following skill sets and characteristics in the Manager, Discovery Room:
• Passionate about the mission of the Museum to enhance public understanding of science and natural history
• Professional experience in early childhood education, science, biology or a similar field
• Methodical and well organized; intellectually curious; strong research and analytical skills
• Excellent communication skills
• Management experience; comfortable and skillful dealing with a broad range of people including colleagues, external partners, visitors, donors
• Excellent problem solving skills, initiative, and ability to think on your feet and get the job done
• Upbeat team player, strong work ethic, low ego
Salary commensurate with experience. Please send resume, cover letter and salary history to: careers@museumatpf.org with “Manager, Discovery Room” in the subject line.
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Gallery Education Outreach Coordinator Medford, Massachusetts
Tufts University
Please note this is a part time position at 20 hours per week. This is also a benefits eligible limited appointment position.
The Tufts University Art Gallery animates the intellectual life of the greater university community through exhibitions, educational programs, and public events that explore new, global perspectives on art and on art discourse. The Gallery advances the University's educational mission by creating a forum for contemporary art, facilitating experiential and free-choice learning through first-hand encounters with original works of art, and by exposing fresh interpretations and scholarship on art.
Under the supervision of the Gallery Director, the Gallery Education Outreach Coordinator is responsible for audience development and visual literacy training programs for the Gallery's audiences. Audience development programmatic initiatives stem from the Gallery's Audience Research Plan and follow the rubrics set forth in this Plan. These activities principally include: developing appropriate partnerships with Centers, Institutes, and student organizations as well as with faculty teaching relevant courses related to exhibition subject areas; conceiving, organizing, and publicizing public programs related to exhibitions; identifying and inviting participants; arranging for photographic and/or video documentation of these events; leading assessment discussions and completing written evaluations for these programs; devising free-choice participatory activities for each major exhibition and for special University events such as Community Day and Parent's Weekend; engaging the Gallery's Student Advocacy Council to organize a student-centered event related to major exhibitions at least once a semester; coordinating all event logistics with Gallery Staff Assistant; working with the Gallery Exhibitions Coordinator to make event documentation accessible on the Gallery's website and/or Vimeo channel.
In addition the Gallery Education Outreach Coordinator is responsible for managing the visual literacy training programs offered by the Gallery: the Voice Your Vision! guided tour program and a pilot visual literacy training program for health sciences students (in planning during 2014-15 AY). Related responsibilities include: promoting these education programs to all audiences served by the Tufts University Art Gallery; annual recruiting and biannual training a corps of guides with assistance from Exhibitions Coordinator (who supervises paid student Visitor Services Ambassadors); coordinating class and group visits and customizing tours for each class; collecting, tracking, and evaluating group/class tour surveys and attendance. This position also contributes to the Museum Without Walls mobile website and outreach program to enhance the interpretation of works of art sited around the Medford campus and may contribute to new educational programs in development. Makes recommendations to Director on programming activities connected to exhibitions; some independent decision-making. Represents the Gallery (and the University) via outreach to promote visual literacy programs and to seek out collaborators, co-sponsors, and partners with programming opportunities (such as half-day symposia and panel discussions). Position works with Exhibitions Coordinator to identify expenses related to programmatic activities and visual literacy programs and makes recommendations on these expenses to Director.
Basic Requirements:
• Bachelor's degree
• Minimum of three (3) years of related experience
• Microsoft Office Suite
• Must successfully complete all appropriate background checks as required
Preferred Qualifications:
M.A. or Certificate in Museum Studies, Arts Administration or Museum Education; Three or more years of work experience in a university art museum, contemporary art museum, or non-profit art center setting.
Special Work Schedule Requirements:
Occasional weekday evening (between 5 pm and 8 pm) and weekend hours.   
Tufts University is an AA/EO employer and actively seeks candidates from diverse backgrounds.
Apply Here.
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Education Coordinator Baltimore, MD
School Programs
The Walters Art Museum seeks a creative and vibrant individual to schedule museum visits to partner outreach schools. Reporting to the Assistant Director of Education & Public Programs, the incumbent will have responsibility for the following:
Duties:
- Develop and teach classroom and museum-based lessons for partner outreach schools; lead tours and teach museum studio classes.
- Collaborate with teachers to ensure programs and resources are interdisciplinary and curriculum-based.
- Work with docents to ensure positive museum experiences for school audiences through training of appropriate content, educational theory and pedagogy.
- Research, write, and review resource materials.
- Lead teacher programs.
- Coordinate the museum’s homeschool workshops and student art shows.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Qualifications:
- B.A. in art history, museum education, fine arts, or art history plus year of related experience.
- Studio art teaching experience and a background in museum education or classroom teaching preferred.
- Knowledge of developmental stages for K-12 students; of arts integration; local and national art education standards; and application of learning theories to art museum education.
- Excellent interpersonal, customer service, organizational, written and verbal computer skills.
- Must provide own transportation, as travel is required.
Excellent benefits package. For consideration, send resume, cover letter and salary requirements to jobs@thewalters.org. Application deadline: May 2, 2014.
An EOE. A drug and smoke free environment.
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Outreach Program Coordinator Cincinnati, OH
A temporary, part-time position (ten months); $11.00 per hour
Description:
The Taft Museum of Art seeks an organized, creative-thinking self-starter whose own life and work experiences bring understanding, passion and commitment to the mission of the Duncanson Artist in Residence program – a program that recognizes the achievements of contemporary African American artists and honors the relationship between Robert S. Duncanson and Nicholas Longworth – artist and patron.
Each year, the Duncanson Society of the Taft Museum of Art, the museum’s African American affiliate organization, invites an African American artist to be in residence at the Taft Museum of Art for two weeks, typically in late October or early November. The Coordinator reports to the Director of Education and is responsible for coordinating and facilitating all activities related to the Duncanson Artist-in-Residence program, including events, presentations, school visits, performances, transportation, facilities, promotion and participation. The Coordinator communicates with local educators and vendors to facilitate residency activities, acts as liaison to the Duncanson Society regarding the residency, and completes and presents a final report of the residency for funders.
The Coordinator also works with Education staff on the Art Supporting Academics Project (ASAP) and other Education programs. Working with the Volunteer Coordinator/Scheduling Manager, the Coordinator will schedule ASAP school, after school, community center, and Museum visits, prepare materials for outreach visits, and provide support for other education programs.
Requirements:
The ideal candidate will have strong organizational and communication skills, as well as approximately one year experience in program or event planning and implementation. Computer skills required (MS office: Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint; social networking). Arts administrative experience a plus. Must hold a valid drivers license and have daily access to an automobile during the two weeks of the residency.
Position requires up to 20 hours per week and will begin as soon as filled, with the greatest concentration of hours being in and around when the Duncanson residency takes place. Recent college graduates with a communications, public relations, marketing, arts education, museum education, or arts administration degree are encouraged to apply.
Hours are flexible, but some weekend and evening hours will be required. The Coordinator will be a part-time employee of the Taft Museum of Art and will receive $11.00 per hour. The Taft Museum of Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Job Description:
- Reports to the Curator of Education.
- Coordinates and facilitates all activities related to the Duncanson Artist-in-Residence program, including events, school tours, presentations, performances, transportation, facilities, promotion and participation.
- Communicates with local educators and vendors to schedule and facilitate residency activities.
- Works with the Taft Museum of Art’s Manager of Marketing and Communications in developing and disseminating promotional and printed materials for all residency activities including promotional displays, invitations or announcements, posters, and special events.
- With Taft Museum of Art education staff and artist-in-residence, coordinates the implementation and scheduling of programs for school/university, youth, and adult audiences.
- Organizes and implements receptions and other public events at the Taft Museum of Art and off site related to the residency.
- Acts as liaison among the Executive Committee of the Duncanson Society, the Duncanson Artist-in-Residence, and the Taft Museum of Art staff and informs these parties of the progress of residency planning and events in a timely manner.
- Records statistical measures of public participation in the program, compiles photographic documentation, and prepares and presents final evaluation and report of the program at its completion.
- Maintains organized files of documents, correspondence, publicity, contracts, invoices, and budgets related to the residency.
- Prepares and coordinates materials for school and community outreach program, Art Supporting Academics.
- Works with the Taft Museum of Art’s Volunteer Coordinator/Scheduling Manager to schedule outreach visits and Museum visits.
- Provides support for staff and volunteers at outreach and Museum programs.
- Completes other duties as assigned.
To apply: Send cover letter (required), resume and writing sample by May 31 to: eholland@taftmuseum.org.
No phone calls, please.
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Executive Director Smyrna, TN
Historic Sam Davis Home and Plantation
Applications Contact Person: Madelyne Rush
Email: director@samdavishome.org
Application Due Date: 2014/05/02
WebAddress: www.samdavishome.org
Exciting opportunity with The Historic Sam Davis Home and Plantation located in Smyrna, Tennessee to manage and operate the historic site as the Executive Director with a budget of approximately $200K including 168 acres and 17 buildings, three office staff members, six to eight site interpreters, interns, volunteers, and community service workers.
Some responsibilities include:
• Carry out the mission of the Sam Davis Memorial Association and implement the policies established by the Board of Directors • Hire, supervise, train, evaluate, promote and terminate staff members as needed • Research opportunities for grants and prepare and submit grant applications • Develop and implement fundraising campaigns for membership, capital and specific projects • Develop and coordinate relationships with other tourism sites, educational groups and surrounding community to promote the site and its mission • Assist in the development and implementation of programs, materials, exhibits, and events • Work with SDMA Treasurer on reconciling books and preparing annual budget • Position reports to the SDMA Board President and the Executive Board
Requirements:
• Education: Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, or Public History; Master’s degree a plus.
• Experience: Minimum 2 years museum or non-profit work experience; fundraising experience a plus.
• Skills: Must have very strong work ethic, communicate and delegate effectively, capacity to thrive in an ever-changing, fast-paced work environment, and be flexible and adaptable • Some evenings and weekends required
Benefits include holiday pay, sick time, and comp time.
How to apply:
• Send resume and cover letter, with salary history and requirements, by email to director@samdavishome.org or mail to Sam Davis Home, 1399 Sam Davis Road, Smyrna, TN 37167. No phone calls please.
• No relocation package offered.
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The Carol Bates Fellowship Baltimore, MD
2014 - 2015
The Walters Art Museum is accepting applicants for the Carol Bates Fellowship during the academic year beginning in July 2014 and ending in June 2015. The selected candidate will work in the Division of Education and Public Programs on several projects within the Division and will have responsibility for the following activities related to the Fall, 2015 special exhibition, Pearls on a String: Art and Relationships in the Islamic World: 1) create and conduct front-end research, 2) work with educators and curators to develop potential interpretive materials and resource room activities, 3) develop school resource materials for the K-12 audience, 4) partner with local schools to help plan a student art show. The fellowship will be critical to the development of innovative and interactive programs and installations in ways that engage the 21st century visitor. The Fellow will also perform intra- and cross-divisional duties as assigned.
We seek applications from graduate students in art history, museum education or museum studies, who are interested in pursuing a museum career in the United States. Special preference will be given to candidates who have experience in creating and conducting evaluation and/or writing curriculum. The selected candidate should have completed the M.A. degree by May 2014. This privately funded fellowship provides a stipend plus health benefits.
Applicants should send the following information to jobs@thewalters.org:
- Letter of interest
- Curriculum vitae
- Official transcripts of undergraduate and graduate course work
- The names, addresses and email contact information of three academic and/or professional references, who should send their letters of recommendation directly to the Walters Art Museum at the above email address.
The application deadline date is Monday, May 9, 2014.
An EOE/A Drug and Smoke Free environment.
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Engagement Manager Ipswich, Massachusetts
Castle Hill
The Trustees of Reservations is seeking an Engagement Manager for one of our most stunning special places, Castle Hill in Ipswich, Massachusetts. Castle Hill on the Crane Estate is a National Historic Landmark comprising 165 acres within a 2,100 acre wildlife refuge. This high profile property welcomes up to 50,000 people annually through recreational opportunities, a year round menu of educational and public programs, and private events. Castle Hill celebrates the intersection of nature and culture, and seeks to impress on people of all ages the values of preservation and conservation through exemplary programs and experiences.
We are looking for an innovative and bright leader who can infuse our events, tours, programs, and visitor experience with vitality, vibrancy, and creativity. We seek an innovator who can develop Castle Hill into a site where all features (the house, designed landscapes and support structures) are used to their fullest potential to engage visitors in the history and beauty of the property and in the conservation work of The Trustees. With a great eye for detail and customer-service focus, the Castle Hill EM will develop and deliver new family friendly experiences, offer new views into the Crane family’s summers through film, audio, and digital interpretation, launch new programs that take our visitors behind-the-scenes of our stewardship and resource protection programs, add exceptional visitor amenities, and implement fantastically fun events.
More details can be found here.
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Student Education Coordinator Orange, VA
James Madison’s Montpelier in Orange, VA seeks a motivated, energetic, proactive educator to fill the position of Student Education Coordinator (SEC). Reporting to the Director of Education and Visitor Engagement, the SEC is responsible for curriculum development and enhancement, communicating with teachers, and organizing all logistics of student group visits and outreach education activities.
The SEC is responsible for programming and staffing Montpelier’s seasonal outdoor venues: a 19th century cooking demonstration, hands-on craft tent, and the Reconstruction-era Gilmore Farm. The SEC will direct a two week summer youth day camp, as well as other periodic large children’s events held on the grounds. The SEC will conduct student tours, adult tours and specialty tours as needed, and is responsible for a portion of staff management, assisting with payroll and scheduling, budgeting, hiring, training, and evaluating student education staff.
Bachelor’s Degree in History, Museum Studies, Education, or related field required. MA and Teaching Certification preferred. The successful candidate will possess excellent oral communication skills, be a great team-player, as well as an independent self-starter able to promote the mission of James Madison’s Montpelier: to inspire continuing public engagement with American constitutional self-government by bringing to life the home and contributions of James and Dolley Madison. Ability to work some weekends and evenings is a must.
Please create one pdf, including cover letter and resume, and submit online before April 30.
http://www.montpelier.org/about-us/jobs
The Montpelier Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.
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5 Education Contract Jobs Washington DC
The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
Here at the National Museum of Natural History Office of Education and Outreach, we have just posted five different contractor jobs that will start in the next couple of months. They range from part- to full-time, and require a variety of skill sets and experience.
They are:
- Learning Programs Assistant
- Ocean Education Specialist
- Youth Volunteer Coordinator for Q?rius
- Science Communication Facilitator for Youth Engagement through Science
- National Outreach Coordinator for Youth Engagement through Science
More info and links to the detailed Scope of Work and Requests for Quotes are here.
All inquiries should be directed to NMNHeducation@si.edu
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Curator – Archivist Fulton, MO
National Churchill Museum
FLSA: Exempt Employee
Reports to: Assistant Director of the National Churchill Museum
Position Summary:
The Curator-Archivist, National Churchill Museum, is responsible to the Assistant Director, National Churchill Museum, for managing, developing, and supervising all aspects of the operations of the Museum’s collection, artifacts, exhibits, and archives. These responsibilities include: design, construction, and maintenance of exhibits; planning, coordination, and supervision of rotating and loan exhibits/artifacts with other museums; cataloging, archiving, and care of collections (archives, books, artifacts, photographs, film, recordings).
Essential Functions:
1. Provide for the efficient and effective operations of the National Churchill Museum by planning, developing, and executing permanent and rotating exhibits; by processing (accession/deaccession), maintaining, storing and preserving the Museum’s collections (artifacts, archives, books, photographs, film, recordings); and by maintaining gallery and exhibit areas in outstanding order under the supervision of the Assistant Director and in compliance with written and oral guidelines.
2. Ensure access to Museum archives to students, scholars, and researchers is facilitated by maintaining all Museum archives in proper order and condition, by coordinating with Westminster College Librarian for access to/utilization of Reeves Library, as appropriate, by recording and publishing materials regarding the holdings of the Museum archives, by devising and implementing programs to publicize the Museum’s archival holding (including the Museum website), and by soliciting and adopting appropriate suggestions from users to improve archival operations.
3. Provide for the continued and efficient use of the Clementine Churchill Library by ensuring the library collection is maintained in accordance with proper library procedures, by monitoring all use of the Clementine Library by external and internal organizations, by scheduling necessary maintenance in a timely manner, and by recommending improvements to the organization and operation of the Clementine Library to the Assistant Director.
Specifically:
- Track, oversee and monitors all artifacts and archives (loans and works in the permanent collection)
- Record all movement of works in Past Perfect and artist/loan/donor files
- Manage temporary exhibit program including: booking of exhibitions and or creating in-house exhibitions, shipping logistics, certificates of insurance through the college, and vendor logistics
- Work with staff to establish and monitor budgets and schedules
- Generate reports and status updates on project progress
- Participate in regular staff and curatorial meetings
- Create condition reports of incoming and outgoing loans
- Supervise assistants, interns and volunteers regarding exhibitions and collections
Required Knowledge, Skills & Abiltities:
Education: Master’s degree in museum studies, public administration, or related field is required
Experience: Three to five years of museum curator experience is required; similar positions requiring exhibit development, collection/archive management may be acceptable.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Minimum three years of experience within professional, nonprofit arts organization working as registrar, preparator, exhibit designer or other relevant job
- Able to prepare and maintain computer records in PastPerfect
- Experience in preparing and maintaining a departmental budget is a must
- Working knowledge of current museum technology and comfortable with performing updates and/or fixes to technology
- Knowledge of best practices in shipping / handling of art work, museums registration methods
- Knowledge of exhibit design is a must
- Manage complex tasks with attention to detail and timelines
- Skill in accurately organizing and recording information
- Ability to manage several concurrent projects in different developmental stages
- Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
- Maintain correspondence with professionals
- Capable of advance problem solving, identifying and resolving conflicts with schedules
- Ability to maintain a productive, collegial atmosphere
Deadline for Applications: May 5, 2014
Start Date: July 1, 2014
Questions:
Lisa Reffett, HR Director, Westminster College
Lisa.Reffett@westminster-mo.edu
Westminster College
501 Westminster Avenue
Fulton, MO 65251.
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Research Technician & Specimen Preparator Martinsville, Virginia
(Role Title: Laboratory & Research Specialist I)
Position #: 00029
Salary Range: Pay Band 3
Location: Martinsville, Virginia
Minimum Starting Pay: $25,000-$27,000
An exceptional job opportunity in the Research and Collections Division of the Virginia Museum of Natural History (VMNH) is now available. This is a full-time position with an excellent state benefits package.
Position:
VMNH is the official state repository of natural history collections; current holdings include many different types of specimens: dry and fluid-preserved vertebrates and invertebrates, frozen tissues, and archaeological artifacts. As Research Technician & Specimen Preparator, you will be responsible for assisting with fieldwork and preparation of specimens as well as performing other day-to-day tasks related to preserving and documenting natural history specimens.
This position requires knowledge of, or willingness and ability to learn, skills required to prepare specimens of vertebrate and invertebrate animals as well as archaeological artifacts composed of materials such as bone, lithics, ceramics, and botanical materials. The position also requires excellent handwriting; meticulous attention to detail and accuracy; excellent written and verbal communication skills; excellent organizational and problem-solving skills; ability to prioritize and to work independently; and demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office and relational database software.
This position reports to the Curator of Mammalogy. Anticipated start date: 25 June 2014.
Responsibilities:
- Prepare biological specimens including frozen tissue samples, fluid specimens (invertebrates and vertebrates), study skins of mammals and birds, skeletons, and pinned insects. Many of the vertebrates will be prepared from salvaged (e.g., road-killed) individuals.
- Prepare archaeological artifacts and samples in a publicly viewable lab using both mechanical and chemical techniques.
- Create and attach handwritten specimen labels and tags as well as other labels as needed.
- Maintain colony of dermestid beetles.
- Maintain inventories and logs of specimens as they are being prepared and analyzed.
- Enter specimen data and other information into electronic databases.
- Assist with fieldwork to collect specimens and other research-related data.
- Perform activities related to storage, organization, and maintenance of collections.
- Supervise volunteers and interns who are performing research-related tasks.
Qualifications:
- Minimum bachelor’s degree in natural science or equivalent experienced required.
- Meticulously attentive to detail and accuracy.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Excellent handwriting.
- Strong organizational and problem-solving skills.
- Strong ability to prioritize and to work independently.
Preferred:
- Knowledge of vertebrate anatomy.
- Knowledge of techniques for preparing biological and archaeological specimens.
- Knowledge of techniques for storing, organizing, and maintaining natural history collections.
- Experience with large electronic databases and with collections management software.
Compensation and Benefits Package:
- The position is Pay Band 3 (minimum starting salary: $25,000-$27,000).
- An excellent state benefits package (including health insurance and retirement) is offered and detailed at http://www.dhrm.virginia.gov/genlbenefits/benefitsdescription.html.
Application Process:
- The Commonwealth of Virginia online employment application is available at: http://jobs.agencies.virginia.gov.
- Only online applications are accepted. Please provide a cover letter, résumé, and college transcript along with your application.
- If you need assistance in completing the online application, please contact the Human Resources Office at 276-634-4158. Applications must be submitted by 5 pm 30 April 2014.
The Virginia Museum of Natural History complies with E-Verify which is an internet based system operated by the Department of Homeland Security in partnership with the Social Security Administration that allows participating employers to electronically verify the employment eligibility of their newly hired employees.
We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants are afforded equal opportunities without regard to sex, race, color, religion, national origin, age or disability. The successful applicant must furnish proof of identity and employment eligibility and is subject to a background check.
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Director, University of Arizona Museum of Art Tucson, Arizona
Position Summary:
The University of Arizona Museum of Art (UAMA) seeks a dynamic and creative leader to provide vision for its collection and exhibitions, to ensure
its long-term financial health, and to build productive relationships with the University, local/ regional, national and international communities it serves.
The UAMA holds one of the most important art collections in the Southwest. Consisting of 6,000 objects, the core collections include the art of Europe and the United States, from the Renaissance through Contemporary paintings, sculpture, and works on paper. Gifts from C.Leonard Pfeiffer, the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, Edward J. Gallagher III, the Jacques and Yulla Lipchitz Foundation, Mr. and Mrs. William A. Small, Jr. and many others have been complemented by purchases for the collection made possible by an endowment from the Edward J. Gallagher, Jr. Memorial Bequest. The Archive of Visual Arts collects, preserves and provides access to the original papers of artists.
The museum has an active exhibitions and public programming schedule, provides internships and volunteer experiences, participates in collaborative projects with other academic departments, and oversees the public art collection on the University of Arizona campus. The Partners Circle, an affiliate membership group with a board of 22, helps the museum present the annual fundraiser. The museum operates with a budget of approximately $1 million, a staff of 11 full and part-time staff, and a 35 member docent group.
The UAMA is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and strives to uphold the standards and best practices of the industry. For further information about the UAMA visit the website: www.artmuseum.arizona.edu. The successful candidate will have demonstrated leadership capability and a reputation for excellence in the arts community. This position reports to the Senior Vice President for Research.
Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and
holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!
Quick Link to full details.
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Museum Technician Syracuse, NY
Everson Museum of Art
Applications Contact Person: employment@everson.org
Application Due Date: 5/1/2014
Web Address: www.everson.org
Reports to: Facility Manager
Employment Category: Full-time, non-exempt (hours variable)
Summary: The Museum Technician is responsible for assisting in the day-to- day operations of the museum as instructed by the Facility Manager.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Performs hands-on repair and custodial tasks to provide a clean and safe public facility.
- Follows routine cleaning schedules and work lists to address maintenance of interior and exterior building components including floors, walls, glass, furnishings and fixtures.
- General Building Maintenance.
- Performs exterior cleaning and snow removal.
- Completes tasks as listed on museum work requests for special maintenance and event setups.
- Performs basic fixture repairs to lighting fixtures including lamp changes, ballast replacement, switches, receptacles and controls.
- Maintains cleaning equipment and cleaning tools.
- Maintains snow removal equipment.
- Monitors material supply inventory for maintenance, cleaning, and orders stock as necessary.
- Monitors HVAC equipment and controls.
- Monitors contractors and vendors working in restricted areas.
- Assists in physical construction and installation in the galleries with wall prep, painting, cleaning, special setup and lamping.
- Assembles office equipment and other fixtures as required.
- Acts as temporary Security Guard when short staffed.
- Assists in other general museum operations as requested by the Facility Manager or other Department Heads that may not be specifically outlined above.
Requirements:
- High School Diploma or GED.
- Must be able to pass a criminal background check.
- Must have a valid NYS driver’s license.
- 3-5 Years experience in Facility Maintenance preferred.
- Must be able to lift 75lbs.
- Must be able to work from heights of up to 35’ by ladder and scissor lift.
- Variable schedule requires early mornings, nights and weekends.
The Everson Museum of Art offers excellent benefits with health, dental, life and 403(b). The Everson Museum of Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status.
Submit resume to employment@everson.org.
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Visitor Services Associate Washington, DC
Ford’s Theatre and Museum
Department: Front of House
Immediate Supervisor: Associate Director, Visitor Services
FLSA: Non-exempt
Ford’s Theatre and Museum is seeking a part-time Visitor Services Associate for weekdays and weekends. Candidates must be detail-oriented, patient, energetic, and outgoing in order to provide excellent overall customer service to Ford’s Theatre visitors. Ford’s Theatre welcomes a high volume of visitors each year to tour the site and experience live theatre.
Ford’s is open 363 days a year, from 8:30am to 7pm for regular business. Visitor Services shifts are generally 6 hours, beginning at 8am and typically ending at 7pm, but at times will end as late at 7:30pm.
Duties include:
- Greet and assist visitors throughout the site
- Work closely and efficiently with National Park Service Rangers and Volunteers
- Adhere to Ford’s Theatre standards of Customer Service
- Responsible for accurate completion of Daily Records
- Address visitor concerns appropriately and with patience
- Engage visitors in conversation regarding History and knowledge of the theatre and Civil War
- Provide accurate information and direction to visitors
- Complete opening and closing site procedures
- Other duties as assigned
Requirements:
- High school graduate
- Self-Starter and fast learner
- Excellent communication skills
- Decision making and problem solving skills
- Work as part of a team in a very busy environment with occasional stress
- Familiarity with Microsoft Office and able to learn new programs
- At least 2 years in customer service, museum or House Management experience
- Experience in a supervisory or leadership role
- Ability to work minimum of 18 hours per week, with minimum shift of 6 hours
- Must be able to stand/walk for long periods of time
- Patience, flexibility and ability to multi task
- Must be available weekends and weekdays and some holidays
Please send cover letter, resume and references to aalonzy@fords.org.
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