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  • 07 Aug 2019 5:23 PM | Stephanie Reina

    (Two positions available*)

    SUMMARY

    Exhibit Engineers are the primary staff responsible for exhibit design and production. Although exhibit designs will come from many sources and fabrication may be accomplished in coordination with other staff or entities, exhibit engineers ensure the functionality, reliability, safety, efficiency, and cost effectiveness of each exhibit. Exhibit engineering at the Exploratorium emphasizes the design and building of interactive exhibits with complex mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems within design, budget, and schedule to fulfill the needs of the project. Exhibit engineers are also expected to be knowledgeable of current technologies and professional standards and to have an active role in the maintenance and improvement of existing exhibits, design practices, and documentation standards.

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

    • Execution:
      • Consistently deliver high-quality exhibit engineering across a number of projects under the direction of project leadership.
      • Create exhibit designs that fit into budget and schedule, meeting regular milestones.
      • Produce complete sets of design documentation including: part and assembly drawings, bills of materials, electronics and wiring schematics, maintenance manual pages and assembly instructions.
      • Provide support to Production Management and project teams as needed in regards to purchasing efforts, including occasional management of subcontractor and vendor relationships.
      • Design and fabricate basic tooling/fixtures for manufacturing.
      • Participate in off-site installations, maintenance trips, and de-installations.
    • Solutions/Idea Generation: Regularly implement a wide variety of practical and innovative engineering strategies. Work to find creative ways to bring new and appropriate technologies into our current system.
    • Facilities Work/Institutional Support:
      • Contribute to general museum operations, including shop and/or lab maintenance, exhibit maintenance, material ordering and stocking, and equipment upkeep.
      • Share design and engineering techniques with other Exploratorium staff.
      • Provide technical advice to help production staff order and build exhibits; promote quality, efficiency, and decreasing costs.
      • Maintain current library of exhibit designs by managing design revisions, photographing design details, and organizing design information.
      • Collaborate with design, engineering, and production staff, to find efficient ways to create exhibits.
    • Other duties as assigned

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

    • BA/BS degree or equivalent combination of education and experience, preferably in engineering or design.
    • Basic shop knowledge: wood, metal, and plastic fabrication; prototyping and fabrication of exhibits using appropriate production methods; follow safety standards.
    • Basic experience with Autodesk Inventor essential plus working knowledge of AutoCAD, Wiki-based platforms, MS Word & Excel.
    • Ability to effectively communicate ideas and concepts through hand sketching, basic drawing skills preferred.
    • Ability to collaborate as part of an effective team.
    • Comfortable taking direction and mentoring from senior shop staff, senior engineers, and project leadership.
    • Ability to adhere to budgets and timelines for individual exhibits and projects, and to proactively communicate expected variances.
    • Sense of value and efficiency as expressed in effectiveness of solutions, use of materials, and personal time management.
    • Interest in science and teaching a plus.
    • Ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds short distances. Able to move from place to place; bend, stretch, grasp, reach, kneel and twist.

    APPLICATION DEADLINE

    Open until filled

    HOW TO APPLY

    *We have two(2) fixed-term, full-time, non-exempt, union positions that include benefits. One position has an end date of 6/30/21 and the other position has an end date of 8/31/21. Please indicate in your cover letter your end date preference if you have one. Please, no phone calls in regards to this job. To apply, please visit the Exploratorium job page.

    https://exploratorium.applytojob.com/apply/6lj3u3tat2/Exhibit-Engineer?source=SMA

    The Exploratorium is committed to providing equal employment without regard to race, color, religious expression, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, ancestry, genetic information, citizenship, marital status, pregnancy, veteran’s status or any other class protected by applicable law.

    The Exploratorium will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.



  • 07 Aug 2019 5:21 PM | Stephanie Reina

    SUMMARY

    New Media (NM) exhibit developers are the primary staff responsible for exhibit creation, from idea generation and concept development through design and implementation. Although exhibit ideas may come from many sources and fabrication may be accomplished in coordination with other staff, NM exhibit developers drive the process of transforming exhibit ideas into interactive, physical form using digital technologies. Exhibit development at the Exploratorium emphasizes iterative prototyping and incorporates input from outside advisors, public visitors, and project team members including project directors, other exhibit developers, graphic designers, writers, scientists, and evaluators. NM exhibit developers are also expected to collaborate on other types of experiences for visitors, including demonstrations and programs, to contribute to overall project and exhibition development, and to participate in developing proposals for new exhibits and exhibit areas. This position reports to the manager of the New Media Exhibit Developer group.

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

    • Execution:
      • Consistently deliver high-quality exhibit experiences across a number projects under the direction of project leadership; pursue best practices in all areas of exhibit creation.
      • Design screen-based and physical user interfaces.
      • Contribute to hardware and software platform decisions, program applications, and build circuits as appropriate for exhibits.
      • Scope work within time and budget parameters. Meet project milestone and final deadlines.
    • Idea generation: reliably produce a wide variety of compelling and engaging exhibit ideas, interactions, and interface designs.
    • Iteration: observe visitors and work with evaluators to iterate prototypes based on feedback.
    • Documentation: document exhibits, demos, and source code according to standards set by the shop, new media group, and project leadership.
    • Facilities Work/Institutional Support:
      • Contribute to general museum operations, including shop and/or lab maintenance, exhibit maintenance, material ordering and stocking, and equipment upkeep.
      • Assist other museum staff, visiting artists, and contractors in meeting new media hardware and coding standards and practices.
    • Other duties as assigned.

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

    • BA/BS in a New Media field, Human-Computer Interaction or a combination of art/design and computer science or electrical engineering, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
    • Basic experience in wood, metal, and/or plastic fabrication, or the desire and ability to learn as needed.
    • Basic coding skill in Processing and Arduino or related code base; experience with some combination of Javascript, Java, and Max/MSP/Jitter preferred; experience with C++ frameworks and OpenGL a plus.
    • Basic user interface, user experience, and interaction design skills; visual design skills a plus.
    • Basic physical computing and circuitry skills.
    • Experience applying user research or feedback in an iterative development process preferred.
    • Experience exhibiting work in a public setting preferred.
    • Comfortable taking direction and mentoring from senior shop staff, senior exhibit developers, graphics and editorial, and visitor research and evaluation.
    • Strong interest in exhibit design and inquiry-based learning.
    • Ability to collaborate as part of an effective team.
    • Open-minded, able to fail and try again, observant and deeply curious.
    • Ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds short distances. Able to move from place to place; bend, stretch, grasp, reach, kneel and twist.

    APPLICATION DEADLINE

    This position is open until filled.

    HOW TO APPLY

    This is a fixed-term (End date 6/30/21), full-time, non-exempt, union position that includes benefits To apply, please visit the Exploratorium job page. Please, no phone calls in regards to this job.

    https://exploratorium.applytojob.com/apply/ErhEGoFyH6/New-Media-Exhibit-Developer?source=SMA

    The Exploratorium is committed to providing equal employment without regard to race, color, religious expression, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, ancestry, genetic information, citizenship, marital status, pregnancy, veteran’s status or any other class protected by applicable law.

    The Exploratorium will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.


  • 07 Aug 2019 5:19 PM | Stephanie Reina

    SUMMARY

    Exhibit developers are the primary staff responsible for exhibit creation, from idea generation and concept development through design and fabrication. Although exhibit ideas may come from many sources and fabrication may be accomplished in coordination with other staff, exhibit developers drive the process of transforming exhibit ideas into interactive, physical form. Exhibit development at the Exploratorium emphasizes iterative prototyping and incorporates input from outside advisors, public visitors, and project team members including project directors, other exhibit developers, graphic designers, writers, scientists, and evaluators. Exhibit developers are also expected to collaborate on other types of experiences for visitors, including demonstrations and programs, to contribute to overall project and exhibition development, and to participate in developing proposals for new exhibits and exhibit areas.

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

    • Execution: consistently deliver high-quality exhibit experiences across a number of projects under the direction of project leadership; pursue best practices in all areas of exhibit creation. Scope work within time and budget parameters. Meet project milestone and final deadlines.
    • Idea generation: reliably produce a wide variety of compelling and engaging exhibit ideas.
    • Iteration: observe visitors and work with evaluators to iterate prototypes based on feedback.
    • Documentation: document exhibits and demos according to standards set by the shop and project leadership.
    • Facilities Work/Institutional Support: contribute to general museum operations, including shop and/or lab maintenance, exhibit maintenance, material ordering and stocking, and equipment upkeep.
    • Other duties as assigned.

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

    • BA/BS degree or equivalent combination of education and experience, preferably in art or science.
    • Basic experience in wood, metal, and plastic fabrication; CAD drafting and hand sketching; prototyping and fabrication of exhibits, or the desire and ability to learn as needed.
    • Experience applying user research or feedback in an iterative development process preferred.
    • Experience exhibiting work in a public setting preferred.
    • Comfort in taking direction and mentoring from senior shop staff, senior exhibit developers, graphics and editorial, and visitor research and evaluation.
    • Strong interest in exhibit design and inquiry-based learning.
    • Some experience in interpreting scientific content.
    • Ability to collaborate as part of an effective team.
    • Open-minded, able to fail and try again, observant and deeply curious.
    • Familiarity with the Exploratorium exhibit collection is a plus.
    • Ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds short distances. Able to move from place to place; bend, stretch, grasp, reach, kneel and twist.

    APPLICATION DEADLINE

    Open until filled

    HOW TO APPLY

    This is a fixed-term (End date 6/30/21), full-time, union position that includes benefits. Please, no phone calls in regards to this job. To apply, please visit the Exploratorium job page.

    https://exploratorium.applytojob.com/apply/UKfsdg6ViA/Exhibit-Developer?source=SMA

    The Exploratorium is committed to providing equal employment without regard to race, color, religious expression, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, ancestry, genetic information, citizenship, marital status, pregnancy, veteran’s status or any other class protected by applicable law.

    The Exploratorium will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.


  • 26 Jul 2019 1:30 PM | Search Committee

    Executive Director Search

    The Stonington Historical Society, located in Stonington, CT a coastal community in Southeastern Connecticut, seeks a dynamic, imaginative, and proven fundraiser to serve as its executive director. Supported by a strong community presence and a broad base of support, the Society’s mission is to preserve, interpret, and celebrate the history of Stonington.

    Stonington’s shared cultural heritage includes native peoples, farmers and fishermen, explorers and entrepreneurs, artists and authors, and more. The Executive Director will work collaboratively with the President and report to an engaged and committed Board of Directors, providing strategic vision, direction, development, and administrative leadership for this prominent nonprofit.

    The Stonington Historical Society is a vibrant and active organization with a strategic plan in place. Current grant funded projects are underway from the National Park Service for a marine archaeological survey of Stonington Harbor and from the State of Connecticut DECD for the creation of a permanent exhibit on the life of Venture Smith in Stonington. The Society is poised to launch the public phase of a capital campaign that will provide restoration, preservation, and access to the Lighthouse Museum.

    The ideal candidate will be an outgoing and personable museum professional with a proven record of success in community engagement, fundraising, grant writing, administration, capital campaigns, community collaborations, donor stewardship, and volunteer management. Also essential are a passion for history, effective written and verbal communication skills, financial literacy, and the ability to lead both board and staff with tact and diplomacy.

    The Stonington Historical Society operates two seasonal museums including the Captain Nathaniel B. Palmer House, a National Historic Landmark and the Lighthouse Museum at Stonington Point, as  well as  the Richard W. Woolworth Library & Research Center. The Society’s sites are an important community resource and attract a significant number of visitors. The director of development and communication, the library director, and the museum curator report directly to the executive director. A business manager provides financial support on a contract basis.

    Essential Functions

    ·         Provide strategic and organizational leadership in implementing the mission and goals of the SHS as an ex-officio member of the board of directors.

    ·         Provide innovative and creative strategies to grow the organization and engage the community in meaningful and impactful ways.

    ·         Increase and diversify financial support from individual donors, foundations, corporations and government.

    ·         Build strategic partnerships and collaborations with a wide range of constituencies and sister organizations.

    ·         Provide management and oversight of SHS properties, staff, volunteers, programs, and activities.

    ·         Lead and develop board, staff, volunteers and programs to ensure that the strategic objectives of the organization are clear and attained in a fiscally responsible manner.

    ·         Serve as an effective business partner to the board, developing business plans as well as annual budgets for operations and/or capital projects.

    Education and Experience

    The ideal candidate will have:

    ·         A minimum of 5+ years’ experience in nonprofit museum leadership with proven results in community engagement, financial sustainability, and capital campaign experience.

    ·         Proven leadership and organizational skills, management experience, financial literacy, and effective communication skills.

    ·         A graduate degree or equivalent experiences in museum studies, history, public humanities, preservation, or other related field is preferred.

    Salary Range: 50K - 70K


    For consideration, please send a letter of interest and a current resume or CV to:                                                               

    Executive Search Committee at  stoningtonhistory@gmail.com


  • 24 Jul 2019 7:43 PM | Carol Sauvion

    Craft In America Center Education Coordinator
    Craft in America Center is hiring an Education Coordinator to manage education outreach with local K-12 students, and help maintain our museum space. 

    See:  <http://www.craftinamerica.org

    Job listing

    The Coordinator will have experience teaching students and applying standards-based art education practices. B.A. in art history, education, studio art, or related field required. Contemporary crafts knowledge a plus. Candidate must be a multitasker, resourceful, and flexible.  The position involves various additional aspects of museum operations including but not limited to: collections management, library management, and exhibition installation.  

    Regular tasks:

    Writing lesson plans for workshops

    Coordinating logistics, scheduling, and communications

    Creating childrens’ hands-on activities 

    Assisting with event/program management 

    Posting blog, social media, and website content

    Assisting with exhibition logistics

    Maintaining databases

    -Part time position, entails working some Saturdays

    -Local travel 

    -Requires lifting up to 40 lbs. 

     Submit Cover letter and cv: info@craftinamerica.org  
  • 23 Jul 2019 8:56 AM | Kellie White

    Apply now to become a paid Preserve WV AmeriCorps member for a year! Service opportunities start at sites statewide in late August 2019. (Recruitment will continue until all sites are filled.) Full-time (1700 hour) and half-time (900 hour) opportunities are available. Renewal is possible for a second year.

     

    PROGRAM

    The Preserve WV AmeriCorps program is the Preservation Alliance of West Virginia’s statewide National Service initiative where members help main streets thrive, help communities capture their local history, and help preserve beloved West Virginia landmarks. This grant-funded, AmeriCorps State program’s purpose is to increase economic and community development in West Virginia through historic preservation, heritage tourism, and capacity-building projects.

     

    SERVICE SITES

    Members are placed for a year at individual nonprofit organizations and government agencies across the state. Preserve WV sites range from museums and archives to Historic Landmarks Commissions and Main Street organizations.

     

    BENEFITS

              Gain valuable experience

              Living allowance, paid in biweekly stipends ($14,000 full-time;    $7000 half-time) 

              Educational award to use for tuition or qualified, federal student      loans

              Group health insurance available for full-time members

              Childcare available for full-time members

     

    LEARN MORE

              See https://www.pawv.org/americorps.html

              Contact info@pawv.org


  • 20 Jul 2019 10:29 AM | Jean macintyre

    The Open Palace Programmes offer an English, an Irish and a Scottish programme which offer you the chance to: 

    • Step behind the scenes at some of the most significant palaces and heritage sites in the UK   
    • Learn from the heritage professionals how to conserve, present and interpret sites and collections
    • Take part in hands on activities tackling real challenges alongside the experts
    • Immerse yourself in history where it happened 
    • Handle fascinating historical artefacts and records
    • Gain invaluable experience and contacts for your resume
    • Benefit from bespoke careers advice
    • Visit and stay in some of the most delightful historic parts of England or Scotland 

    These experiences provide a richness and diversity with which few individual placements or internships can compare. 

      

    For further information please visit: 

    http://openpalace.co

    Applications are encouraged from all emergent heritage professionals who are planning or have already begun a career in the heritage sector. Places are offered to candidates who send appropriate applications on a ‘first come,first served’ basis so it is important to apply early.  

    This year we are delighted to have 5 Bursaries to offer. Details of these bursaries are now available on our website.   


  • 12 Jul 2019 11:24 AM | Anonymous

    Position Announcement

    Title: Mitchell Center for African American Heritage Outreach Coordinator

    Organization: Delaware Historical Society 505 N. Market Street, Wilmington, DE 19801

    Status: Full-time, benefits

    Salary: $40,000

    Supervisor: Mitchell Center for African American Heritage Director

    The Delaware Historical Society serves as the statewide, non-profit organization that preserves, explores, shares and promotes Delaware history, heritage and culture to strengthen our community.

    Position Description:

    The Delaware Historical Society is seeking an enthusiastic, creative, and responsible Outreach Coordinator for the Mitchell Center for African American Heritage (MCAAH).

    The Mitchell Center Outreach Coordinator will develop strategic partnerships and maintain existing collaborations with community stakeholders. Through these partnerships the Outreach Coordinator will also contribute to the development of revenue-generating programs and increasing sponsorship support by participating organizations. The successful candidate will establish effective communications of the Center's mission, projects and programs through the use of social media, brochures and other marketing materials. The successful candidate will conduct evaluations of the Center's programs and recommend strategies to strengthen the Center's reach and impact of its on-site, off-site, and distance learning programs across Delaware's three counties (New Castle, Kent, and Sussex). Working with the MCAAH Director and DHS staff, the Outreach Coordinator will support research on African American history in Delaware and will publish and promote historical content (including digital history projects) on a page on the Society's website for easy access. The successful candidate must demonstrate a passion for education, community engagement, and African American history and culture. This position is full-time with benefits. Some weekend and evening hours required. Travel is required.

    About the Organization:

    The purpose of the Mitchell Center for African American Heritage is to collect, preserve, research and present for public enrichment the history and heritage of Delaware’s African Americans. The Mitchell Center includes Journey to Freedom, an exhibition which explores Delaware's African American history through ten thematic sections beginning with Delaware’s first documented black resident Antoni Swart, also known as Black Anthony, an enslaved African transported from the West Indies in 1639. The exhibition presents topics of slavery and resistance, faith and freedom, pursuit of equality and expressions of self-hood and community. The Mitchell Center uses a variety of methods to present the African American historical record. Museum and web exhibitions, educational programs, lectures and special events complement historical society programs on African American history and culture.

    In addition to the Mitchell Center the Delaware Historical Society includes the Delaware History Museum, DHS Research Library, and Willingtown Square all located in downtown Wilmington as well as the George Read II House & Gardens located in New Castle, Delaware.

    Responsibilities:

    • Coordinate, plan, and schedule meetings between MCAAH staff and community stakeholders;
    • Conduct MCAAH exhibit and program evaluations and prepare reports and recommendations based on results;
    • Create social media campaigns and assist with designing marketing materials for MCAAH;
    • Utilize web-based tools to facilitate collaborative projects and expand reach of the Center’s programs and associated materials to libraries, schools, and community centers;
    • Work with MCAAH and DHS staff to participate and provide support in planning and implementation of programs institution-wide based on national, state, and Common Core standards;
    • Maintain all educational spaces used for MCAAH programs;
    • Assist in the proper and effective marketing and promotion of MCAAH programs and events;
    • Provide great customer service to patron and supervise visitors' activities to ensure compliance with museum's regulations and safety practices;
    • Other responsibilities as assigned.

    Qualifications/Skills:

    • Minimum of three years of relevant experience with organizing events, gathering meetings, or serving as a community liaison at a public history agency, history museum, historical society, or cultural organization.
    • Bachelor’s degree preferred with interest in any of the following areas: Africana Studies, American History, Education, Public History/Humanities, Museum Studies or related fields.
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite programs as well as an understanding of web-based and social media messaging and management.
    • Prior experience working with K-12 students or in a school environment preferred.
    • Excellent organization and time management skills.
    • Ability to interact with students and public in positive, enthusiastic manner.
    • Effective interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of a team.
    • Positive attitude, an open mind, and flexibility.

    To apply please send a cover letter, resume, a writing samples (300 words or less) and three (3) references to Rachael Mead, Executive Assistant, at rmead@dehistory.org by August 5, 2019. Please no telephone calls. The Delaware Historical Society is an equal opportunity employer. See dehistory.org for more information about the Delaware Historical Society.


  • 01 Jul 2019 11:08 AM | Anonymous

    About the Accokeek Foundation For 60 years, the Accokeek Foundation has been a steward of the land. Through a partnership with the National Park Service, the Accokeek Foundation interprets the past, present, and future of agriculture and environmental stewardship on 200 acres in Piscataway Park. The park is open daily to visitors of all ages who enjoy a quiet landscape for recreation and reflection. Annually, thousands of school children visit for farm-based education, learning about environmental stewardship through a historical lens. 

    Position Overview – Seasonal Educator The seasonal educator serves as an informed and friendly ambassador for the Accokeek Foundation, providing general visitor services including, visitor center retail, leading tours, school programs and assisting with events with interests in teaching, theater, history, agriculture, and the environment. Although well-rounded candidates are preferred, candidates with an ability to engage visitors will be preferred over those with strong content knowledge. 

    Primary Responsibilities 

    Lead interpretive and educational experiences with K-12 schools groups and during special events. 

    Lead group services such as garden and barnyard tours, trail hikes, Escape Farm, weekend educational demonstrations and other specialty programs as scheduled. 

    Maintain highest quality of interpretation and visitor services. 

    Lead interactive tours and activities engaging visitors. 

    Assist in the upkeep of the National Colonial Farm and other public space through gardening, maintenance, and other homestead chores. 

    Provide visitor services and frontline operations as required, including visitor center retail, visitor orientation, answering phones, and opening and closing the visitor center. 

    Convey the mission of the Accokeek Foundation, including current initiatives and upcoming events. 

    Participate in regular training and staff meetings. 

    The Accokeek Foundation conducts background checks in order to insure the safety and well-being of the organization’s staff and visitors. This position is open until filled. The Accokeek Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

    3400 Bryan Point Road | Accokeek, Maryland 20607 | p: 301-283-2113 | www.accokeekfoundation.org 

    Cultivating passion for the natural and cultural resources of Piscataway Park... 

    Skills and Qualifications 

    ▪ Working towards Bachelor’s or equivalent work experience preferred, not required; studies in history, museum studies, environmental education or other topics related to programs. 

    ▪ Knowledge of or personal enthusiasm for humanities or environmental sciences related to the site. 

    ▪ Demonstrated ability to engage effectively with culturally diverse audiences, and audiences of varying ages. 

    ▪ Excellent communication skills and a willingness to learn. 

    ▪ Strong customer service and/or interacting with park visitors. 

    ▪ Prior experience as an actor, teacher, or educator is a plus, but not required. 

    ▪ Ability to adapt and be flexible in a dynamic environment. 

    ▪ Proficiency with outlook, Google applications, and other basic computing skills. 

    ▪ Minimum physical requirement include by are not limited to: ability to stand for periods up to 60 minutes; walk over uneven terrain; lift and carry loads of up to 30 pounds and work in various weather conditions. 

    ▪ Comfortable around large and small animals, specifically farm livestock. 

    Hours and Compensation This is a seasonal position that requires availability on weekdays and weekends from 9:00 am – 5:00pm from March to December, with occasional evening availability. This is an hourly paid position with a pay range of $11.50-$12.50/hour. Health care benefits are available if eligibility requirements are met, minimum of 20 hours worked per week. 

    To apply: Send a resume and cover letter describing how your experience, skills, and interests make you uniquely qualified for this position by email with the subject line “Seasonal Educator” to info@accokeek.org, or by mail to: Accokeek Foundation c/o Seasonal Educator, 3400 Bryan Point Road, Accokeek, MD 20607. Applicant will be required to complete a background check prior to employment. 

    The Accokeek Foundation conducts background checks in order to insure the safety and well-being of the organization’s staff and visitors. This position is open until filled. The Accokeek Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

  • 24 Jun 2019 11:30 AM | Anonymous

    The mission of the Arden Craft Shop Museum is to collect and exhibit materials and artifacts related to the Ardens, which include the villages of Arden, Ardentown, and Ardencroft. The Arden Craft Shop Museum seeks to educate the community on the Ardens’ history as single-tax communities in addition to how the roles of theater, craftsmanship, art, and other aspects of life have affected the development of the Ardens as a close-knit community. The Ardens occupy a unique position in the social and cultural history of the state of Delaware.

    As the Curator/Archivist of the Arden Craft Shop Museum, the successful candidate will serve an important role in this unique, arts-minded, community-based small museum. As the regular staff member, the Curator/Archivist will make a significant difference in preserving and gaining intellectual control over the existing collections. The Curator/Archivist is the main manager of both the archival and object collections. He or she is the point of contact for questions about the collection and works closely with the Museum and Archives Committee to answer research questions, implement occasional education programs, and process collections. The Committee is made up of residents elected by the three villages who manage the daily operations of the museum and volunteer in many areas.

    The position includes the following duties:

    Curator/Exhibition Designer

    • ·         Help develop, design, and install exhibitions (1 major, 2-3 smaller yearly)
    • ·         Attend monthly committee meetings
    • ·         Manage the museum’s social media presence
    • ·         Act as main point of contact for researchers
    • ·         Monitor museum email account and respond on behalf of the ACSM
    • ·         Identify and coordinate collections-based projects with the Committee

    Collections Manager/Registrar

    • ·         Process incoming object and archival collections
    • ·         Create finding aids for archival collections
    • ·         Manage PastPerfect collections database
    • ·         Oversee photograph and oral history digitization projects
    • ·         Monitor storage and exhibition environments
    • ·         Maintain donation and loan files
    • ·         Monitor pest control program

    The position is approximately 8 hours per week. On-site hours must include 7-9 pm on Wednesdays, remaining hours flexible. $20/hour. Independent contractor position.

    Qualifications: MA in history, museum studies, or related discipline—or equivalent experience. Must have collections management skills; archival experience strongly preferred.

    Please email ardencraftshopmuseum@gmail.com with resume and cover letter by Friday, July 26, 2019.

    Arden Craft Shop Museum

    1807 Millers Road

    Arden, DE 19810

    302-475-3060

    ardencraftshopmuseum.com


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