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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 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) (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
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Please quote Global Museum Jobs in your application. Posted April 19th

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

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 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,
Please quote Global Museum Jobs in your application. Posted April 18th

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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.
Please quote Global Museum Jobs in your application. Posted April 18th

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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 (Job ID 900057).
Please quote Global Museum Jobs in your application. Posted April 18th

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,
Please quote Global Museum Jobs in your application. Posted April 18th

Senior Preparator – Museum Exhibits Williamsburg, Virginia
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
Applications Contact Person:
Application Due Date: No application closing date. Apply ASAP
Salary Range: As posted
Web Address:
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 Colonial Williamsburg supports a drug- and alcohol-free workplace. AA/EOE.
Please quote Global Museum Jobs in your application. Posted April 15th

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Program Manager - Portal to the Public Seattle, WA
Pacific Science Center
Applications Contact Person: Renee Gervais
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: 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: with “Manager, Discovery Room” in the subject line.
Please quote Global Museum Jobs in your application. Posted April 12th

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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.
Please quote Global Museum Jobs in your application. Posted April 12th

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:
- 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.
- 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 Application deadline: May 2, 2014.
An EOE. A drug and smoke free environment.
Please quote Global Museum Jobs in your application. Posted April 12th

Outreach Program Coordinator Cincinnati, OH
A temporary, part-time position (ten months); $11.00 per hour
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.
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:
No phone calls, please.
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Executive Director Smyrna, TN
Historic Sam Davis Home and Plantation
Applications Contact Person: Madelyne Rush
Application Due Date: 2014/05/02
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
• 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 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
- 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.
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
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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.
- 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
Lisa Reffett, HR Director, Westminster College
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.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
Application Process:
- The Commonwealth of Virginia online employment application is available at:
- 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: 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:
Application Due Date: 5/1/2014
Web Address:
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.
- 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
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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
- 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
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Collections Archivist Berea, KY
Berea College invites applications for a full-time, faculty-rank Collections Archivist to work in a dynamic and forward thinking special collections department. Reporting to the Head of Special Collections & Archives, the Collections Archivist is the primary manager of the archival collections. Documenting the rich and unique history of Berea College and the Southern Appalachian region, Berea’s collection is nationally recognized, with active research use by scholars and the college community. The Archivist provides vision for and manages a program of digital, multimedia, and paper-based records; provides guidance for the College’s records management program; provides reference services and supports research and scholarship; and engages in professional activities and participates in various departmental and campus organizations as elected or appointed. Successful candidates will hold a graduate degree in library/information science from an ALA-accredited institution, graduate degree in archival studies, or graduate degree in a related discipline with equivalent experience in archives and/or manuscripts and have a minimum of one year of professional experience in an archive within an academic library environment
For a full description and application information, please visit this site.
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Assistant Curator of Education & Exhibits Jackson Hole, WY
National Museum of Wildlife Art
Full-time position working in the Museum's Education & Exhibits Department. The Assistant Curator of Education & Exhibits is directly responsible for the creation, implementation, & evaluation of formal and informal education programs for youth, preschool-12th grade. Shared responsibilities include some adult programming and some informal, interpretive elements within exhibitions. The Assistant Curator of Education & Exhibits works with the Curator of Education & Exhibits and other Assistant Curators of Education & Exhibits to shape and promote the Museum’s mission as an educational resource.
Requirements: Master’s Degree in education, museum studies, fine arts or related field required. Two years teaching experience required. Direct experience in visual arts education is preferred. Other requirements include: strong oral and written communication skills, organization skills, computer skills, and a demonstrated ability to coordinate educational programs.
Deliver cover letter and résumé by April 28, 2014 to the National Museum of Wildlife Art, 2820 Rungius Road; mail to Steve Seamons, National Museum of Wildlife Art, PO Box 6825, Jackson, WY 83002; or email to
The National Museum of Wildlife Art is accredited by the American Association of Museums. The Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants for positions at the National Museum of Wildlife Art are considered without regard to race, creed, color, country of origin, sex, age, citizenship, disability, marital status, or sexual orientation.
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Political Papers Archivist Des Moines, IA
Cowles Library, Drake University
Drake University’s Cowles Library invites applications for a Political Papers Archivist. The position is a consecutive 5-year term appointment beginning in the fall of 2014, and has the possibility of reappointment. This is a faculty position with the rank of Assistant Professor.
The Political Papers Archivist will have primary responsibility for ongoing accession, description, cataloging, digitization, and conservation of the papers of retiring U.S. Senator Tom Harkin. The position entails additional library responsibilities, including working with Library and University faculty to ensure connection of the collection to the University curriculum and Drake’s Harkin Institute to coordinate and support key areas of research and focus. The successful candidate will hold a Master of Library Science (MLS) or a Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) from an ALA-accredited program either with a concentration in archives management or demonstrated experience in archives and special collections.
Salary is competitive with peer institutions and dependent on qualifications and experience. Please submit an application letter addressing qualifications, current vita, and contact information including email addresses of references to Hire Touch at Select desired position and follow the instructions to apply and upload requested materials. Questions may be directed to the search chair at Review of applications will begin May 15, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.
More information about Drake University’s work environment, employee benefits, faculty development opportunities, and the greater Des Moines area can be accessed at
Drake University is an equal-opportunity employer and actively seeks applicants who reflect the diversity of the nation. No applicant shall be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, national origin, creed, religion, age, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic information or veteran status.
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Collections and Exhibitions Manager Hagerstown, Maryland
Washington County Museum of Fine Arts
Applications Contact Person: Rebecca Massie Lane
Application Due Date: May 16, 2014
Salary Range: TBD
Web Address:
The Collections and Exhibitions Manager for the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts (WCMFA) is responsible for all aspects of care and management of the Museum’s nationally recognized art collection of some 7,000 works of art, as well as incoming and outgoing exhibitions. Key work relationships will be with the director and the museum educator, the development director, marketing director, and administrative officer.
Position Summary
The WCMFA seeks a full-time Collections and Exhibitions Manager to manage an active exhibition schedule of approximately twelve rotating exhibitions, including two juried exhibitions, annually as well as permanent installations; manage the museum’s permanent collection, database, and records; ensure compliance with WCMFA policies and AAM best practices of stewardship, accessioning, and deaccessioning; provide oversight of outgoing and incoming loans; as well as perform other duties as assigned.
Details of Position:
Collections Management:
- Responsible for the overall care of the collection, including proper handling, storage, and display of all objects in the collection and loans
- Maintain collections database and records
- Maintain collections and exhibitions related policies
- Research offered gifts and compile and present reports to Collections and Exhibitions Committee
- A complete collections inventory funded through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) will be completed in August 2014.
Exhibitions Management:
- Assist in the planning and mange the implementation of all exhibitions, including, but not limited to, , designing exhibition layouts; determining exhibition hardware and case needs; creating, formatting, and mounting labels; and installing exhibitions
- Manage exhibition loans
- Organize two juried exhibitions annually
Rights & Reproductions:
- Oversee image and reproduction requests for collections objects
Supervisory Responsibilities:
- Supervise curatorial intern(s)
- Supervise curatorial volunteer(s)
Other Duties, including, but not limited to:
- Respond to curatorial inquiries
- Work collaboratively with other museum staff on website, social media, and other public outreach
- Bachelor’s degree in art history, museum studies, or related field.
- 3 to 5 years museum experience in managing fine art collections and museum exhibitions
- Excellent knowledge of proper art handling practices for variety of fine arts objects
- Familiarity with Microsoft Office, Adobe InDesign and PhotoShop, and collections management databases, such as Past Perfect preferred
- Strong written and oral communication skills
- Ability to problem solve and work accurately under pressure
- Ability to effectively work on multiple projects simultaneously
The WCMFA operates with a small staff and many devoted volunteers. The work environment is busy and fast-paced; requires a person able to work well independently and within a team environment who can juggle multiple tasks, shuffle priorities when needed, set and meet deadlines, and allocate time judiciously. Regular staff hours are Tuesday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and the average work week ranges from 35 to 40 hours; candidates must be flexible to meet work demands including evenings and weekends. A criminal background check and drug test are required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.
The Museum offers excellent medical and life insurance benefits, paid vacation, generous holiday leave, and retirement program. The Museum is located in beautiful City Park, recently named #1 City Park by a national ranking travel group and 73 miles from Washington, DC. For more information about Hagerstown and Washington County, Maryland, please visit the Convention and Visitors’ Bureau at
About the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts:
Established in 1931 and dedicated to collecting, preserving, exhibiting and interpreting works of art for the people of Washington County and citizens from the four-state region, the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts (WCMFA) has been recognized as one of the finest small museums in the United States. The mission is implemented through the development, interpretation and care of art collections; creation of original and educational exhibitions; and presentation of interpretive lectures, concerts, films, studio art courses, art historical lectures, and other programs to ensure that visitors gain a better appreciation and understanding of the fine arts. The WCMFA is housed in an architecturally significant building designed by Hyde and Shepherd (1930, 1949); J. C. Burrey (1994); and Murphy and Dittenhafer (2011). The opportunity for the public to encounter significant works of art in a beautiful setting, in safety and security are important values of WCMFA.
Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM—formerly American Association of Museums) since 1976, admission to the Museum is free and its collection includes over 7,000 works of art. WCMFA has an enduring commitment to arts education and to the support of regional artists. The Museum actively collects works of art in the fields of American Art, international collections in keeping with the tastes of the founders, Anna (Brugh) and William Singer, Jr., world cultures, and art of the region. The museum recently commemorated its 80th year of service to the region.
The Washington County Museum of Fine Arts is funded through support from museum membership and annual fund donations by the public (19%), grants (6%), fundraising events and sponsorships from the business and corporate communities (30%), allocations from Washington County (13%), the City of Hagerstown (4%) and grant support from the Maryland State Arts Council (6%).
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Director of Exhibit Programs
Milwaukee Public Museum
Bachelor's degree (B.A.) or equivalent; Master's degree (M. A.) preferred; and four to ten years of related museum experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
The Director of Exhibits oversees the general operation of the exhibit program; including supervising a highly skilled exhibitions staff as well as managing all exhibit areas (permanent exhibits, temporary and special exhibits and exhibit maintenance). The position is responsible for effectively planning and coordinating all aspects of exhibit development, planning, scripting, design, production and maintenance to ensure MPM’s exhibits achieve the highest standards of excellence in their content, technology, and aesthetics. He/she is responsible for the oversight and successful execution of all aspects of exhibit design and production, ensuring projects are on-time and on-budget. The Director of Exhibits works in conjunction and cooperatively with Curatorial, Conservation, Registration, Education and other staff to ensure appropriate feedback and front-end evaluation is integrated into MPM projects to propose and build consensus on issues such as content and pedagogy, visitor experience, object security, environmental controls and other such topics. In addition, he/she also coordinates the Traveling Exhibit program, including research into current exhibit availability and initial discussions and negotiations related to exhibit installation. The Director of Exhibits reports to the Senior Vice President/Academic Dean.
Go to this link to apply.
MPM is one of the oldest natural history museums in the United States. Established in 1882, the museum is renowned for its style of display. Created in 1890 in what is now known internationally as “The Milwaukee Style,” the Muskrat Exhibit, designed by Carl Akeley, is the first natural history diorama ever developed. This style is now used in natural history museums the world over. With three floors of exhibits covering 150,000 sq ft, MPM presents exhibits that explore the relationship between human history and natural sciences in settings as varied as a Costa Rican rainforest, a Wisconsin glacier, a Woodlands Indian powwow, and an African watering hole.
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Assistant Editor, Papers of George Washington Mount Vernon, VA
The Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington at George Washington’s Mount Vernon seeks applicants for the position of Assistant or Associate Editor of the Papers of George Washington documentary editing project. The editor will work full-time at the National Library within the editorial system and under the editorial direction of the Papers of George Washington documentary editing project based at the University of Virginia.
The editor initially will be responsible for transcription and annotation of documents, and other editorial responsibilities for the Presidential Series, covering the latter stages of Washington’s presidency, and will later move on to editing volumes of the Revolutionary War Series. Other duties will be assigned by the Founding Director of the National Library and may include possible editorial assistance on various Mount Vernon research projects, development of library and/or education materials related to the life, legacy, and leadership of George Washington, and participation in scholarly events, and outreach programs sponsored by Mount Vernon and the National Library.
Desired Qualifications:
• Knowledge of modern standards of documentary editing.
• Knowledge of George Washington and early American history.
• Experience in documentary editing.
• Ph.D. in American history or a related field is preferred.
Please upload cover letter, resume, and article or chapter-length writing sample. Three confidential letters of recommendation should be sent electronically to
Mount Vernon is an equal opportunity employer.
The Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington at Mount Vernon is a new center for research and scholarship. The library’s collection contains a wide and rich array of resources covering George Washington, Martha Washington, Mount Vernon, colonial America, the American Revolution, the confederation years, slavery, domestic economies, the early republic, life in the eighteenth century, decorative arts, and historic preservation. The library’s special collections include rare books, manuscripts, documents, and maps related to George Washington, his life, military career, presidency, and activities at Mount Vernon, as well as a substantial collection of Martha Washington papers, the Bushrod Washington Family Papers, and materials from other family members.
George Washington’s Mount Vernon is the most popular historic estate in America and is open 365 days a year, welcoming an average of one million visitors. The estate is owned and maintained by the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union, a private, non-profit organization (501c3) founded in 1853 by Ann Pamela Cunningham. The Association is the oldest national historic preservation organization in the country. The estate also includes the tomb of George and Martha Washington, a memorial dedicated to the slaves who lived and worked on the estate, the Ford Orientation Center, the Donald W. Reynolds Museum and Education Center, and the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington.
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