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  • 17 Jan 2020 9:48 AM | Caroline Boyce

    The Arch Street Meeting House Preservation Trust (ASMHPT) is a nonprofit corporation formed in 2011 as a support organization of the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting to oversee the preservation, operation and educational programs at the Arch Street Meeting House and grounds.  Its mission is to increase public understanding of the impact and continued relevance of Quakers and Quaker history.  The executive director will lead the organization as it seeks to be the preeminent destination for experiencing and learning about Quakers’ unique contributions to society.

    Arch Street Meeting House is a National Historic Landmark located in Philadelphia, and is the largest Quaker meeting house in the world.  It attracts over 30,000 visitors and interest from around the world each year.  A significant number of visitors are school children. In its programming it makes a special effort to engage the diverse peoples in the Philadelphia region.  The Arch Street Meeting House is owned by the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, and it continues as an active meeting house for the Monthly Meeting of Friends of Philadelphia.

    A comprehensive position description will be made available to qualified applicants. The Board of Trustees seeks an Executive Director with demonstrated capability in:

    Strategic Planning and Plan Implementation

    Fundraising

    Communications and Stakeholder Collaboration

    Sensitivity to Quaker Values

    Of these competencies, the Board intends to prioritize Fundraising and Strategic Planning and Plan Implementation.  Applicants are requested to focus emphasis on their relevant experience in these areas.

    For more information about Arch Street Meeting House, please visit the following sites:

    The salary range for the position is $70,000-80,000 and comes with a comprehensive benefit package including health insurance, retirement and paid time off. The ASMHPT is an Equal Opportunity Employers; diverse candidates are encouraged to apply.

    Applications consisting of cover letter and resume must be directed to ASMHPT Search Committee at cboyce@intermissionllc.com.  Applications submitted by March 15, 2020 will receive full consideration. PHONE CALLS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.


  • 14 Jan 2020 10:32 AM | Freda Mindlin

    BACKGROUND

    Danforth Art Museum at Framingham State University (the Danforth) is seeking a visionary, innovative and collaborative Executive Director to lead the organization as it embarks on its new life as part of Framingham State University (FSU or the University). As its chief executive, she/he is responsible for the Danforth’s artistic excellence and intellectual direction.

    The Danforth (and its associated Danforth School) reopened in several steps with the School reopening in Spring 2018 and the entire Museum reopening in April 2019 in state‑of‑the‑art FSU space to great acclaim and celebration. Having faced the shock of losing its home in 2015 when the aging city-owned building housing the Danforth lost its occupancy permit, the committed Board of Directors and now-retiring Executive Director’s creative energy navigated the several-year, complex process to save and move the Danforth, its collection and the School – all while maintaining part-time programming and exhibitions.

    With a collection of American art ranging from the early 19th Century to present day, a primary focus for the Danforth is showing the very best examples of contemporary art by both emerging and established artists primarily in New England. The new space at FSU has allowed the Danforth to showcase the Meta Vaux Warrick Fuller Collection. Fuller (1877-1968) is known for groundbreaking sculptures depicting and celebrating African-American heritage, with her early work anticipating themes of the Harlem Renaissance. The Danforth is proud to be the caretaker for the largest Fuller collection in existence, now fully on view and including a re‑creation of her first studio in Framingham. 

    The Danforth’s collection is owned by the Framingham State University Foundation, Inc., an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit that raises and manages funds on behalf of the University. The Foundation is a party to the Founding Agreement that governs the merger of the Danforth into the University in that it now owns and manages the Museum’s core assets. The Foundation’s Board of Directors has final authorization for all acquisitions and deaccessioning, but only does so on the recommendation of the Executive Director and the Danforth Collections Committee. The Foundation also holds all funds related to the collection and the building.

    The Danforth Art Museum Advisory Board provides counsel and support to the Executive Director, and its Collections Committee provides recommendations on acquisitions and deaccessions, as noted above. The Advisory Board has five members, two of whom are appointed by the President of the University, one who is appointed by the Executive Director, and two who are appointed by the Danforth Art Alliance, Inc. The Alliance is a 501(c)3 organization independent of FSU, providing counsel and support to the Executive Director for fundraising and community-building.

    With the inspired and dynamic partnership with FSU, the Danforth will develop an ambitious strategic direction aiming to showcase the 3,500-work permanent collection together with new exhibitions, expand all-ages education for the public and integrate with FSU’s life and curriculum. The new Executive Director will have the opportunity to lead and shape a newly energized organization within an enthusiastic university community and appreciative town and region. The downtown location of the Danforth allows for the greater Framingham community, students and faculty to visit, engage with the visual arts and enjoy its varied programs.

    Since merging with FSU, the Danforth School and its Director operate under FSU’s Continuing Education Department while continuing the Danforth School’s important, close collaborative relationship with the Museum to offer studio programming for children and adults, related to the Museum's special exhibitions.

    The Danforth Museum operates with a $500,000 budget, of which approximately half is provided by FSU. The remaining amount is derived from private contributions, memberships and a percentage of the earned revenue from the Danforth School.

    The merger with FSU establishes the Danforth as the fine art museum of a world-class public university. With an illustrious history since its 1839 founding as the nation’s first teachers’ college, FSU has grown into serving 4,000 undergraduates and 1,500 graduate students in multiple disciplines. It is an important educational and cultural center in the MetroWest Region of Massachusetts. FSU is an inclusive, collaborative community and has received more annual awards for excellence in diversity than any other public university in Massachusetts.

    FSU’s merger with the Danforth is an integral dimension of the FSU 2017-2022 Strategic Plan stressing expanded broad-based, innovative experiential educational and cultural experiences for the student body and for the region’s population. There is great excitement and anticipation in the FSU community for student/faculty and Museum collaborations and the enhancement of its cultural/arts education programs through the synergies with the Danforth.

    More information is at https://danforth.framingham.edu.

    THE POSITION

    Reporting Relationships/Primary Responsibilities

    The Danforth Executive Director will report to the FSU Vice President of Development and Alumni Relations, who is also the Executive Director of the FSU Foundation. The Danforth Executive Director will have a close working relationship with and support of the staff of the FSU development office. Working relationships include the Provost, Chair of the Department of Art and Music, the Dean of Arts and Humanities, as well as faculty on collaborative programming. Those reporting to the Executive Director include the Curator, Collections Manager, Visitor Services Coordinator (part-time) and Membership Coordinator (part-time).  Students are employed in support of a variety of tasks.  She/he will lead a devoted, professional team to ensure the success, reach and impact of the Danforth within the FSU community and the public regionally.

    The Executive Director develops and implements the Danforth’s strategic direction and is accountable for all aspects of the Museum’s operation, with special priority on planning, fundraising and campus and community engagement, in addition to programming, financial management, marketing. She/he is expected to be an engaged member of the Framingham community and is the Danforth’s public face and ambassador; ensures fiscal soundness through significant fundraising and earned income; and is responsible overall for the proper stewardship and growth of the collection; ensuring use of the collection, changing exhibitions, programs, to educate the public and support FSU’s curriculum.

    She/he will cultivate productive relationships with donors and art patrons, collectors, artists, volunteers, the FSU community at large, and other cultural institutions within the wider region and nationally.

    Immediate Priorities

    During the first several months of the Executive Director’s tenure she/he will focus on learning every aspect of the Danforth’s organization, programs, finances, collections, fundraising and facilities. She/he will supervise and support a highly professional staff, and will encourage or introduce best practices with regard to overall management, exhibitions and collections, and development. She/he will develop effective working relationships with key FSU departments, constituencies and colleagues.

    The Executive Director will be pro-active in establishing her/his presence in Framingham with the public and cultivating relationships with patrons, funding sources and the many long‑time friends and supporters of the Danforth. She/he will take a leadership role cultivating fundraising relationships, working in collaboration with the FSU’s Director of Development and Senior Development Officer to develop and implement fundraising strategies for seeking support from individuals, corporations and foundations. She/he will develop initiatives that build on the Danforth’s reputation and its enhanced profile as a result of its merger with FSU, to expand contributed and earned income.

    Ongoing Responsibilities

    As leader of the Museum, the Executive Director is responsible for the following activities:

    ·         Builds and maintains effective relationships with important local and regional constituencies and other cultural institutions within the wider region and nationally.

    ·         Ensures the fiscal health of the Danforth through the implementation of an effective fundraising program, including the ongoing successful personal cultivation and solicitation of prospective individual, corporate and foundation donors.

    ·         Works with appropriate staff to develop new earned income opportunities from membership programs and special events.

    ·         Working with the University’s Business Office, prepares the annual operating budgets, monitors income and expenses, and oversees the Danforth’s financial performance through the review of monthly financial reports.

    ·         Hires and supervises the Danforth’s staff and enables them to meet the Danforth’s mission through an ongoing schedule of engaging exhibitions and programs that will support the University’s curriculum, increase public audiences, and enhance the visitor experience.

    ·         Ensures the proper care and conservation of the permanent collection and the cultivation of collectors for gifts of art works to the Danforth.

    ·         Oversees the Danforth’s marketing and communications strategies, ensuring they strengthen the Danforth’s identity and positioning; Danforth’s marketing will also be supported by FSU’s development staff, including through FSU’s contracted vendors.

    ·         Develops and implements policies and procedures for the effective operation of the Danforth.

    ·         Works with the Provost, the Dean of Arts and Humanities, and the Chair of the Art and Music Department on collaborative programming.

    ·         Works closely with the Director of the Danforth School on developing mutually beneficial programming.

    ·         Serves as a designated Title IX Responsible Employee and Clery Act Campus Security Advisor.

    ·         Is accountable for ensuring that affirmative action, equal opportunity and diversity are integrally tied to all actions and decisions in areas of responsibility.

    ·         Promotes and maintain practices that encourage open communication, cooperation, and teamwork among staff.

    ·         Serves as mentor and manages staff to assure optimal performance, professional growth and satisfaction; conduct staff evaluations annually or more often, as needed.  

    Ideal Qualifications and Characteristics

    The Executive Director will play a critical role in every aspect of the Danforth’s future success and financial stability as an important and highly regarded cultural venue in its new stage of growth as part of FSU. We seek an individual who will combine excellent people skills, managerial savvy and artistic perception. She/he will be enthusiastic, results‑oriented and decisive, with a collegial, team-oriented working style and an engaging public presence. She/he will have at least seven years’ experience in a senior‑level position in an art museum or related organization with knowledge of curatorial, museum education, marketing and fundraising functions. Master’s degree in Art History or another relevant field is required. Prior work experience within a university or college setting or similarly complex institution is a plus.

    Among the important qualities the successful candidate must have are a sincere appreciation for the Danforth’s collection, mission and role within and without the University; leadership skills, a deep familiarity with the visual arts, programmatic creativity, and enthusiasm for leading the Danforth to its potential. She/he will be goal oriented, a self-starter who takes the initiative to develop and test ideas, and have the capacity to engage, lead, mentor, listen and build collaborative relationships.

    The Executive Director will have:

    • A record of successfully setting and meeting goals, managing people and operations

    • Demonstrated track record of success in fundraising, donor cultivation and solicitation
    • Experience working within a complex, multi-faceted organization
    • Strong leadership, motivational and coalition-building skills
    • Ability to function in an external relations capacity
    • Knowledge of the history of art, especially American art
    • Strong writing and public speaking skills
    In addition she/he will have:
    • Passion for the visual arts
    • Maturity and confidence in decision-making
    • Ideally, prior experience in a museum affiliated with a college or university and higher education teaching experience
    • A roll up your sleeves work ethic, positive outlook and sense of humor   

    Salary range is $110,000-130,000, commensurate with experience; benefits are competitive.

    Framingham State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Members of underrepresented groups, minorities, women, veterans, persons with disabilities, and all persons committed to diversity and inclusive excellence are strongly encouraged to apply.

    FSU has retained Opportunity Resources Inc. to execute the search.
    Inquiries, nominations and applications (current resume and letter of interest) should be sent, electronically and in confidence, attention: Freda Mindlin or Linda Leonard, at search@opportunityresources.net.

    ***

    LOCATION

    Danforth Art Museum at Framingham State University is located in Framingham, Massachusetts. Twenty miles west of Boston, Framingham enjoys easy access to metropolitan resources while experiencing a vibrant cultural renaissance of its own. Since April 2019, the Danforth has been located on the Framingham Centre Common, the original town green and center of the historic district.

    Framingham, founded in 1700 and the home today of 72,000 residents, is the center of the MetroWest area of Massachusetts, comprising a broad and diverse set of communities with a total population of about 184,000, ranging from Carlisle and Sherborn to Westborough and Waltham. Most of the highest income communities in Massachusetts are clustered in MetroWest, including Weston, Dover, Sherborn, Wayland, Sudbury, Wellesley, Lincoln, Southborough and Concord.

    While each town has its own unique charms and history, the quality of life in most is uniformly high with successful educational systems; amenities such as restaurants, cinemas and community theatres; artist collaboratives and galleries. Framingham itself is home to an increasingly diverse population and a revitalized downtown. The Framingham Centre Common Historic District, in addition to Framingham State University and the Danforth, houses the historic village hall and the Framingham History Center.

    The universities of Boston and Cambridge are accessible to Framingham, as are all of the other features of Boston-Cambridge’s many museums, concert venues, and other cultural institutions. Boston and Cambridge are cities with neighborhoods offering a great variety of choices of atmosphere for exploring as well as potential places to live if one prefers to reside in a more urban setting and still be within a half an hour commute of the Danforth.


  • 13 Jan 2020 10:46 AM | Julie Thompson

    The successful candidate will have:

    • A Bachelor’s degree or higher in a relevant field of study;
    • Experience in a comparable leadership role in a similarly sized organization, preferably in the field of museum or non-profit management;
    • A demonstrated talent for building strong and productive community relationships;
    • A practical hands-on, problem-solving attitude, and;
    • An interest in colonial, 18th and 19th century history.

    This is a full-time position requiring a weekday presence at the Society’s museum with flexible hours to allow attendance at our occasional weekend and evening meetings and events.  The salary for this position is $54,000 to $57,000, depending on benefits.


  • 27 Dec 2019 4:07 PM | Jennifer Carlquist

    EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT

    Position Summary

    Boscobel House and Gardens, located in Garrison, NY, is the steward of an extraordinary 112-acre site, restored Neoclassical mansion, and important decorative arts collection.  Boscobel embodies the Hudson Valley’s ongoing, dynamic exchange between design, history, and nature; and engages growing, diverse audiences in that conversation.  Staff and trustees are engaged in an exciting process of reimagining Boscobel as everyone’s home on the Hudson and exploring exciting opportunities to expand future programming.  These efforts require major increases in trustee involvement, donor support, and operational efficiency.   Boscobel seeks an Executive Assistant to play a key role on the Administrative team responsible for achieving these goals.  The Executive Assistant is a full-time position reporting to the Executive Director (ED).

    Responsibilities

    Administrative Operations

    §  Maintain and update ED calendar and general office calendar

    §  Assist with ED correspondence, travel arrangements, reimbursement requests, etc.

    §  Receive guests, field incoming calls and emails

    §  Update and distribute all-staff policies, lists, memos etc.

    §  Maintain office files

    §  Order office supplies

    §  Manage office services such as phone system, mailing services, coordinate IT support

     

    Fundraising/Donor relations

    §  Assist ED and Development Manager with fundraising appeals and acknowledgements

    §  Coordinate logistics and prepare materials for prospect/donor meetings

    §  Assist with compiling information for appeals, acknowledgements, applications, and reports

    §  Provide support at fundraising events and other programs

    §  Track philanthropic opportunities, prospect research

     

    Governance

    §  Plan, prepare materials, and provide day-of support for trustee and staff meetings

    §  Regularly update trustees about upcoming opportunities, deadlines, etc.

    §  Record and maintain board minutes and other records

     

    Qualifications

    §  Bachelor’s degree or equivalent

    §  Strong computer proficiency including MS Office and database platforms

    §  Excellent time management skills, ability to multi-task

    §  Exceptional communication skills via phone, mail, email, and in person

    §  Eagerness to learn, collaborate, and work as part of a team

    §  Availability to work evenings and weekends when needed

    §  Familiarity with fundraising databases preferred experience/interest in development field preferred

     

     

    Salary and Benefits for qualified applicants

    §  Salary range: $32k-$36k/year

    §  Medical, dental, and life insurance

    §  401k retirement plan

    §  Paid time off, including annual vacation, sick leave, personal days and Museum holidays

    §  Discount for staff in Museum shop

    §  Access and free admission to numerous museums and cultural institutions

    To apply, send your cover letter and resume to Director of Finance and Human Resources Diane Gocha at dgocha at boscobel dot org.

    Boscobel is committed to diversifying its audience and workforce. Veterans and candidates of any gender, ethnicity, race, religion, and cultural background are encouraged to apply.

     


  • 26 Dec 2019 2:57 PM | Wayne Lempka

    BACKGROUND:

    Located at the geographic center of campus, The Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art at SUNY New Paltz is one of the largest museums in the State University of New York (SUNY) system with more than 9,000 square feet of exhibition space distributed over six galleries.

    The Dorsky’s permanent collection comprises approximately 6,000 works of art, with a concentration on American art, especially of the Hudson Valley and Catskill Region, as well as photography and metals. A small but excellent “world collection” of objects dating back to antiquity and representing diverse cultures enhances the museum’s exhibitions and educational programs. Significantly, The Dorsky will celebrate its twentieth anniversary in 2021.

    Through its collections, exhibitions, and public events, The Dorsky Museum supports and enriches academic life at the College, presents a broad range of world art for study and enjoyment, and serves as a center for Hudson Valley arts and culture, focusing on two centuries of the region’s artists. The museum has gained wide recognition beyond the campus as one of the region’s leading museums, welcoming visitors of all ages to its exhibitions and programs.

    The Dorsky maintains an ambitious year-round exhibition program. There are eight to ten shows per year, curated both in house and by guest curators and scholars. These exhibitions have been regularly reviewed in The New York Times, ArtNews, Art in America, and Hyperallergic, and on National Public Radio. The museum also hosts a series of BFA and MFA student thesis shows at the end of each Fall and Spring semester.

    The Dorsky has an active publication program and produces scholarly catalogues for most of its exhibitions that are distributed through SUNY Press (www.sunypress.edu). In addition, the museum is the lead partner in the Hudson Valley Visual Art Collections Consortium, which consists of five Ulster County-based arts organizations that have together developed a digital database of the works in their permanent collections (https://www.hvvacc.org/) and that work together on other projects of mutual interest.
    For additional information, please visit the museum’s website: https://www.newpaltz.edu/museum/.


    POSITION AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

    The Neil C. Trager Director of The Dorsky Museum will join an institution that has grown significantly in the last ten years. The museum has a talented 6-person staff, an active and engaged 16-member Advisory Board, and strong support from the College’s faculty and administration. Working with the staff and the Advisory Board, the new director will articulate the museum’s future goals and objectives informed by the College’s Strategic Plan and major constituent’s input will ensure that the resources exist to accomplish them together with the College and in particular with the SUNY New Paltz Foundation.

    The director oversees all collection, exhibition, education and related artistic programs and activities while serving as administrative head of finances, fundraising, audience development, communications and staff development.

    PRIMARY ROLES:

    • Embrace, evolve, and communicate the museum’s mission, core values and vision to all internal and external constituencies.

    • Work closely with staff and the Advisory Board to provide leadership for the museum’s artistic and educational programs.

    • Maintain a collaborative, transparent and supportive environment, celebrating a culture of collegiality and working as a team with the staff and with the College.

    • Assume overall stewardship of the museum’s finances and operations.

    • Enthusiastically participate in identifying, cultivating and soliciting donors; work with the Advisory Board on the annual museum benefit; connect with stakeholders, civic and government leaders, foundations, businesses and all current and potential sources of funding for the museum, working closely with the SUNY New Paltz Foundation.

    • Expand the museum’s capacity to engage with its diverse constituencies especially students, artists, scholars, educators and the larger community locally, regionally and nationally.

    • Work in partnership with the Advisory Board as a whole, and in committee.

    • Cultivate and sustain robust professional networks and campus partnerships.

    Qualifications:

    Required:
    • A minimum of a master’s degree in Art History, Museum Studies, Arts Administration or a related field
    • Evidence of a deep commitment to the arts and humanities with a desire to work with and support artists
    • Demonstrated understanding of and experience in fundraising, marketing, as well as developing and managing annual and project budgets
    • Proven strong communication skills, both oral and written, and the ability to serve as the museum’s ambassador to all its various constituencies
    • Evidence of a commitment to achieving diversity, equity, and inclusion in personnel and in the development of the collection, exhibitions, educational programs, and audiences

    Desired:
    • Previous experience as a museum professional with expertise related to The Dorsky’s mission, collections, exhibitions, and educational efforts. Although an art museum background is preferred, the search committee is open to reviewing candidates from related disciplines.
    • The ability to develop trust and rich collaborative partnerships with staff, Advisory Board members, students, faculty and administration, as well as with other institutions, community groups and professional organizations
    • Innovative problem-solving skills and enthusiasm for working with learners of all ages
    • A positive, energetic, transparent and welcoming manner with self-confidence and a sense of humor


    Contact Information:

    Electronic submissions required. Candidates will be required to submit a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references.
    Please apply by visiting
    https://jobs.newpaltz.edu/postings/1180
    Individuals with disabilities who need assistance with the application process should call (845) 257-3675.

     

    Deadline:

    Applications accepted until position is filled, priority given to those received by 2/1/20.

     

    Other important information about this vacancy:

    This position offers a competitive salary and full NYS benefits, which are among the most comprehensive in the nation.
    Located in the heart of a dynamic college town in the beautiful Hudson River Valley, 90 minutes from metropolitan New York City, the State University of New York at New Paltz is a highly selective college of about 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students. One of the most well-regarded public colleges in the nation, New Paltz delivers an extraordinary number of majors in Business, Education, Fine & Performing Arts, Liberal Arts & Sciences, and Science & Engineering. New Paltz embraces its culture as a community where talented and independent minded people from around the world create close personal links with scholars and artists who love to teach.

    SUNY New Paltz recognizes the unique skills, perspective, talents and passion that each employee contributes to its learning community. To work here is to accept an invitation to participate in the growth and development of all campus members—students, faculty and staff. The College's commitment to inclusive excellence is an important part of our mission of public education and our culture. New Paltz continues to work on building a community that supports freedom, mutual respect, and civility. We seek others who support these values of diversity and inclusiveness, and candidates of all diverse backgrounds who wish to participate in our cultural aspirations are welcome and encouraged to apply.

    The State University of New York at New Paltz is an AA/EOE/ADA employer.
    Federal law and regulations require notice to all prospective employees regarding crimes that have occurred on campus in the current three-year period. Please refer to the University Police Web site for the complete Annual Security Report (“Clery Report”) at www.newpaltz.edu/police/securityact.html.

  • 09 Dec 2019 3:08 PM | Hannah Sturm

    The Museum Trustee Association is a national organization that supports, educates and inspires Trustees in order to enhance their effectiveness for the benefit of the institutions they serve. For over fifty years, the association has crossed the Americas to present forums and workshops that address the most prescient topics of our time to trustees and senior staff, so that they are informed by the experts of the day as well as network and learn from other colleagues. The association is entering a time of growth and expanding our model to move forward conversations relevant to museums today.

    Responsibilities:

    Team driver and collaborator for organizational timeline and ensures that timelines are reasonable, met and that relevant materials are distributed accordingly.

    Sets and manages CEO’s meeting and travel schedule.

    Creates and distributes board packets and other updates including agendas, reports, meeting minutes and relevant information and ensures their distribution in a timely manner.

    Creates proposals and visuals for team appearances at conferences and lectures.

    Manages all aspects of MTA conferences, workshops and patron weekends including audio-visual, catering, registrations, transportation, sponsorship proposals and acknowledgements, and other dealings with outside suppliers.

    Generates renewal statements, create gift acknowledgements and provide customer service to current and prospective members in person and over the phone.

    Manages all grant applications in concert with CEO.

    Interfaces with controller for accurate financial reporting.

    Maintains and updates the Member Resource Center in concert with CEO.

    A member of the overall team that supports MTA template sales, on-line set-up and customer service.

    Generates mailing lists, solicitations, conferences, and prepares marketing materials for distribution.

    Maintains MTA CRM’s accounts in a timely manner regarding additions, changes and new initiatives.

    Attends Association events and industry conferences as needed. Requires some night and weekend travel (15%).

    Maintain office files and supplies. Other projects as assigned.

    Competencies:

    Ability to work independently and be a self-starter

    Attention to detail and organizational capacity

    Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, and prioritize within tight deadlines

    Exceptionally strong interpersonal and communication skills, written and spoken

    Ability to maintain confidentiality

    Salary Range: 32,000 - 36,000 annually

    Preferred Qualifications:

    Bachelor’s degree in liberal arts or business discipline

    2 years’ experience in nonprofit administration

    Demonstrated ability with software packages including Microsoft Office Suite (excel and power point), Constant Contact, Website Creator, and Adobe Creative Suite.

    The Museum Trustee Association is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be treated without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, gender identity, or any other factor protected by law.



  • 22 Nov 2019 10:27 AM | Kristen Butler

    Historic London Town and Gardens (historiclondontown.org) is looking for enthusiastic and creative individuals with experience in museum interpretation, classroom education, environmental education, and/or colonial history to facilitate visitor experiences, tours, and special events in our living history museum and gardens as seasonal Museum Educators. Compensation for this position is $13.00 per hour. Museum Educators have opportunities for advancement at London Town, and many former HLTG Museum Educators are now in full time positions in museums, archaeology, and libraries in the DC / Baltimore area.

    Position is open until filled. Training for new Museum Educators will begin on February 25, 2020. For more information, visit historiclondontown.org/single-post/2019/11/19/Museum-Educator-Job-Announcement.

    About Historic London Town & Gardens:

    Historic London Town and Gardens is a twenty-three acre park featuring history, archaeology, and horticulture on the South River in Edgewater, Maryland. The park is owned by Anne Arundel County and managed by the London Town Foundation, a non-profit organization, under a formal operating agreement with the county government. The Foundation is responsible for developing and conducting interpretive, recreational, and educational programs that allow visitors to learn about our historical, archaeological, and horticultural offerings.

    Chief Objectives of the Position:

    Primary duties include creating a welcoming environment that encourages visitors to interact with our gardens and historic area, making emotional and intellectual connections to the stories we tell. During the spring and fall, Museum Educators lead school tours for the over 5,000 children who visit each year. They also work with general visitors on weekends and assist in developing and implementing special programs and activities for visitors of all ages.

    How to Apply:

    To apply for this position, send an e-mail expressing why you are interested and why you would be a good fit along with a resume and three professional references via email to Kristen M. Butler, Director of Public Programs, at publicprograms@historiclondontown.org.

  • 13 Nov 2019 1:00 PM | Michael Lafreniere

    The Tacoma Historical Society (THS) Curator serves as the primary collections manager to assure the safety and stability of items in the THS collection, and managing day‐to‐day operations related to museum collections. The Curator is also responsible for developing and implementing professional, well‐researched, engaging, and mission-driven permanent, temporary and traveling exhibits, supervising student interns. He/she leads the research, design and installation of museum exhibits. The Curator works in close coordination with the Society’s committees and Managing Director. To apply, please direct resume and cover letter to director@tacomahistory.org. It is expected that the starting salary range for this part-time position will be $16-$20/hour, depending on experience. The position is open until filled. More information HERE.

  • 22 Oct 2019 8:35 AM | Anonymous

    Job Description

    Colvin Run Mill Historic Site G-Status Historian

    Part-Time: 900 hrs/year

    $13.37/hour

    Location:

    Colvin Run Mill Historic Site

    10017 Colvin Run Road

    Great Falls, Virginia 22066

    Colvin Run Mill Historic Site seeks an Educator for immediate hire, to help facilitate our cultural history interpretive programs for school aged children and/or adults. Primary duties will include presentation of our STEM based field trip programs. Groups may include: school groups, scout groups, general public, thematic class series, camps, events, and special request programs. Other prescheduled or on-demand programs, and administrative/front desk work may be assigned as needed.

    Hours: Must be able to work weekday mornings (Monday-Friday), with core hours of 9:30am -12:30pm, to present field trip programs during the regular Fairfax County Public School elementary school year. Scheduled hours for field trips generally fall during October, November, and late February through early June. Additional hours throughout the year, including weekends, may be scheduled as needed.

    Required Qualifications: Experience preparing and presenting interpretive programs to individuals or groups. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Ability to deal effectively with citizen inquires and questions. Ability to remain flexible and adaptive, and work collegially in a small museum environment. Applicants who wish to pursue education or museum education careers are encouraged to apply.

    Preferred Qualifications: Any combination of education and experience equivalent to a bachelor’s degree in history, education or a closely related field, and six months experience presenting interpretive programs or teaching children.

    Note: Individuals in these positions are not eligible for employee benefits, and are not eligible to earn leave or receive holiday pay. This position cannot exceed 900 hours per calendar year.

    To Apply: Please send resume with references and cover letter to kathryn.blackwell@fairfaxcounty.gov

    10017 Colvin Run Rd.
    Great Falls, VA 22066

    No phone calls, please


  • 16 Oct 2019 4:24 PM | Victoria Gonzalez

    The Fort Ligonier Association’s Board of Trustees is seeking an experienced and visionary Executive Director/CEO for Fort Ligonier Museum & History Education Center (the Fort) and its sister site, the Braddock Battlefield History Center (BBHC) in Ligonier, Pennslyvania.

    The Executive Director/CEO will work collaboratively with two dedicated boards and highly motivated staff to steward a bold new future for the organizations. The Fort and BBHC showcase and interpret some of the most comprehensive and well-preserved historic structures, collections, and exhibits on the French and Indian War in the United States for both study and enjoyment.

    This is a full time, salaried position with benefits. The annual salary range is $90,000 to $125,000. The final salary will be based on the experience and qualifications of the successful candidate.

    Full Job Description and Requirements Located Here

    POSITION PURPOSE

    The Executive Director/CEO will provide the strategic leadership, creativity, management, and direction necessary to advance the missions of the Fort and the BBHC, and pursue a clear, impactful and sustainable vision for the organization to achieve a greater level of recognition on a national and international level. The Executive Director/CEO has the responsibility for ensuring that both the Fort and the BBHC meet their financial and programmatic goals. In addition, they are the primary spokesperson, fundraiser, and ambassador for the organization, articulating vision, values and contributions to community, partners, educators, the broader museum community, the news media, and national and international partners. The Executive Director/CEO reports to the Board of Trustees of the Fort Ligonier Association.

    POSITION REQUIREMENTS

    - A minimum of five years successful experience leading a similar organization or agency, or senior management level leadership experience including strategic planning, fundraising and sales, personnel supervision and evaluation, project management, budget preparation and management, financial literacy, communications, and program implementation;

    -  An advanced degree in history, public history, business, urban planning or a related field preferred;
    -  Superior management skills, including an eye for talent and an ability to attract and retain a first-rate staff;
    -  Ability to work with an engaged Board of Trustees and staff, donors, members, government officials, the local community and media;

    -  A strong commitment to diversity and gender equity;
    -  Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to lead and work as a member of a
    team, plus inspire an organizational culture that supports the organizations ’s values and
    principles;
    -  Ability to collaborate with partners in the local and regional historical community;
    -  Ability to work in an educational organization or public agency, museum or historic site, with progressive responsibility;
    -  Appreciation and basic knowledge of the Fort Ligonier Association is desirable.


    Review of candidate materials will begin immediately with a deadline of November 11, 2019.

    The application should include a resume with contact information for at least three professional references and a letter of interest addressed to Dr. Brent D. Glass, Brent D. Glass LLC, 1921 Sunderland Place NW, Washington, DC 20036.

    Please email your application to FtLigonierSearch@gmail.com

    Hard copies of application packages may be mailed to:

    Dr. Brent D. Glass
    Brent D. Glass LLC
    1921 Sunderland Place NW Washington, DC 20036


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