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Welcome to the SMA Job Board. Members may post job opportunities when they are logged into their account.  Learn more about membership here.

SMA supports efforts to increase diversity and equity within the museum field. As a sign of that support, we require all postings on our Job Board to include salary information and location of the position. Postings without salary information will be removed and the posting organization will be notified that they are welcome to re-post the opportunity if they are willing to include the required information.  

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  • 01 May 2023 9:37 PM | Stephani Roohani

     Meadow Garden operates with the guidance of the Georgia State Society, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, a nonprofit, nonpolitical service organization. Meadow Garden welcomes visitors to step into a piece of American history at the home of George Walton, signer of the Declaration of Independence. The historic house, built in 1792, connects modern visitors to this man who played a vital role in the founding of our country. 

    The Director is a full-time position that reports to the Meadow Garden Board. The Director holds a commitment to historic preservation, education, and patriotism. This position oversees day-to-day operations and handles a wide range of responsibilities contributing to the overall administration, programming, maintenance, and restoration efforts of the museum. The Director is an excellent communicator and is the face of the organization to the membership, community, and state. Through partnerships and outreach, the Director will expand awareness of Meadow Garden and demonstrate its importance. 

    Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree or higher in liberal arts, marketing, communications, history, or related fields. A degree is not required when practical experience working with a public or 

    nonprofit agency can be demonstrated to show proficiency in the requisite skills and duties (at least three years of professional senior level experience preferred). Experience in public relations, marketing, and fundraising are highly desirable talents. The successful applicant will ideally have a special interest and some knowledge of local history and architecture. A familiarity with the interrelationships among similar organizations and agencies in the Augusta community would be helpful. 

    Skills: Important skills include communication, writing, public relations, networking, diplomacy, ability to manage various projects at once. Volunteer management is integral to the job. High organizational skills are essential. Excellent writing skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Management and utilization of social media, especially Facebook and Instagram, will be required, including keeping up with the changing platforms that may be useful to the organization. Use of a personal cell phone with a camera is also expected. Familiarity with museum collections management systems and Square Point of Sale software are preferred. The ability to learn applications as needed is vital. Use of digital photography is required. Candidate must be able to climb stairs and lift over 25 lbs. 

    Duties/Responsibilities: 

    • Plans, coordinates and carries out the day-to-day operation of the museum 
    • Oversees museum budget 
    • Updates and maintains Museum collection inventories 
    • Engages with the public through outreach and tours 
    • Works with volunteers and docents 
    • Special events management and coordination 
    • Communication through print, electronic, and social media 
    • Marketing and publicity through all available media outlets and social media 
    • Development, sponsorship cultivation, grant writing, and administration 
    • Affinity group participation 
    • Other duties as assigned 

    This is a full-time position under the direction and supervision of the Chairman of the Meadow Garden Board. All new employees are subject to a three-month trial period. 

    Estimated salary is commensurate with experience ($36K-40K). This position also includes paid vacation time, paid holidays, sick leave, and personal leave. 

    How to Apply: Send a cover letter, resume, recent writing sample, and three (3) references with contact information via email to info@historicmeadowgarden.org. Visit www.historicmeadowgarden.org for additional information on the organization. 

    Position will be open until filled. Offer is contingent upon a background check. 


  • 28 Apr 2023 1:31 PM | Nansie Wilde

    The City of Gaithersburg Department of Parks, Recreation & Culture is seeking an experienced museum professional to plan, direct, manage, and coordinate the administrative and operational functions of the City's historic and astronomy-based sites which include the Latitude Observatory Park Historic Site and the Gaithersburg Community Museum and History Parks, located in the B&O Rail complex in Olde Towne.

    The Museum fosters a connection to place by sharing the cultural history of Gaithersburg through programs, exhibitions, and hands-on learning centers for children that spark the imagination and desire to explore Gaithersburg's rich history.

    The preferred candidate has the vision and initiative to lead the transition from a traditional local history museum to a history center that explores and celebrates the City's diverse and multilingual communities.

    The successful candidate will be diplomatic and professional; have excellent writing, human, and financial management skills; and have a strong commitment to community engagement. Good judgment and common sense are essential. Preference will be given to candidates with education and/or experience in Museum Studies, public/U.S./

    Maryland history, world heritage, science, and/or astronomy.

    Starting salary for this position is negotiable within the target hiring range ($67,000 - $75,000)

    and will be offered at a level consistent with the relevant experience and qualifications of the candidate. The City provides comprehensive insurance benefits (medical, dental, vision, long-

    term care, life), paid time off, generous retirement contributions, health and wellness programs, tools to assist with paying down student loan debt and managing student loans, training and professional growth opportunities, and excellent work/life balance.

    https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/gaithersburgmd/jobs/3929724/community-museum-facility-manager?pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

    For more information about the position, please contact Cultural Events & Services Division Chief Shellie Williams at Shellie.Williams@gaithersburgmd.gov or 240.805.1279. Questions regarding the online application process may be directed to the Department of Human Resources at hr@gaithersburgmd.gov or 301.258.6327.


  • 25 Apr 2023 3:59 PM | Mark Sutherland

    One position remains open.  The Historic Sites of the Morris County Park Commission, seek a year-round, Education Assistant for its Historic Speedwell site, located in Morristown, NJ and its Cooper Gristmill site, located in Chester, NJ. Historic Speedwell, known as the “Birthplace of the Telegraph” is a National Landmark Historic site. The Cooper Gristmill is a working late 19th century mill powered by water. Under the supervision of the Senior Historical Program Specialist, the Education Assistant will develop, present, and evaluate educational programs at Historic Speedwell and Cooper Gristmill for the benefit and enjoyment of a variety of audiences. Essential `functions include: development and implementation of a variety of programs related to the site, site interpretation for visiting groups and the general public, and general office duties related to the position. The candidate should be a graduate of a college of recognized standing with a major program of study in history, education, American studies, museum studies, or a related field; work towards an advanced degree preferred. The candidate should have enthusiasm and energy for working with the public/working with groups of all ages. This is a year-round, part-time position and is limited to 28 hours per week. The salary is $18.00/hour. The chosen candidate must be able to work Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, April through October, weekdays and some weekend days November through March, and other dates as assigned. Candidate must be a resident of the State of New Jersey at the start of the position. To apply, please send resume, cover letter, and three references to msutherland@morrisparks.net. The Morris County Park Commission is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


  • 20 Apr 2023 3:51 PM | Sarah Nevling

    Job Type: Part-Time with weekend availability, $15-$17 an hour. ​

    The Warren County History Museum is hiring a new Rental & Events Manager.

    This person is responsible for managing all event hall bookings, as well as annual and monthly events and programming. The ideal candidate is someone who is willing to bring lots of new ideas to our growing museum, while working independently, as well as with committees and volunteers.


    Duties & Responsibilities Job duties for this position include and are not limited to the following:

    • Manage all rental bookings and contracts for event hall
    • Create and edit rental contracts for clients
    • Market and advertise our event hall to the community
    • Create monthly events to bring new audiences and demographics into the museum
    • Set-up and clean up of the event hall prior to, and after event rentals including tables and chairs
    • Plan and execute the annual Great Nicola Magic Festival
    • Work with the Pattee Executive Director on programming and community outreach
    • Attend board meetings the first Wednesday of every month
    • Lead various planning committees to delegate and break up event tasks
    • Market and advertise all museum events on social media Keep museum website up to date with upcoming events
    • Track event expenses and income to accurately measure fundraising success
    • Manage individual event budgets to stay within annual museum operating budget
    • Participate in radio interviews to promote the museum as well as upcoming events
    • Recruit and work with museum volunteers to help with events

    Minimum Requirements:

    • Legally allowed to work in the United States
    • High school diploma
    • At least 1 year of experience in customer service
    • Previous experience planning events (preferred but not required)
    • Proficiency in Gmail, Google Docs, Google Calendar, etc. with the ability to easily adapt to changing technology
    • Demonstrate superior attention to detail, high energy, and a positive attitude
    • Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Ability to work independently as well as with various committees or groups of people
    • Passion for the growth of the museum
    • Ability to juggle multiple moving parts all at once
    • Familiarity with Canva, Instagram, Facebook, and TikTok to promote museum events and happenings About Warren County History Museum
    • Must live in the general area of Warren County, Illinois, or be willing to relocate to the area.


    The mission of this corporation is to collect, preserve, educate, and display historical items, structures, monuments, and landmarks related to Warren County, Illinois. The museum exists to enrich the public understanding of developments that took place in Warren County. We are here to provide a resource to the public of educational and instructional value. Our goal is to enhance community learning in a family-oriented way and to be an economic benefit to Warren County, Illinois. The Warren County Historical Society was founded as a non-profit in 1968 and opened its museum in 1970 in the old Roseville High School. After 38 years in Roseville, the museum moved to its current location in Monmouth in 2009. Over the years, we have collected and preserved items that represent the history of our county and those who have lived here. The tradition of preservation and exhibition continues today as we work to serve and document our history and share this knowledge with the public. Thanks to funding from the Pattee Foundation, the museum was able to hire a full-time director in 2016 in order to better serve our community. We continue to grow and expand-- always following our mission of preservation and education in order to safeguard our history for the future.


    Please send resumes to director@wchistorymuseum.com

  • 07 Apr 2023 2:47 PM | JOHN FOGLEMAN

    Salary 

    $50,000 to $85,000 Annually

    Location 

    Marion, Arkansas--15 minutes from Downtown Memphis, Tennessee

    Job Type

    Regular - Full Time

    Department

    Museum

    Closing

     October 31, 2023

    General Overview of Position

    The Board of Directors of the Sultana Historical Preservation Society, Inc. (hereafter SHPS) is seeking an experienced and visionary Executive Director for SHPS and the Sultana Disaster Museum to memorialize the deadliest maritime disaster in American history. The museum is in Marion, Arkansas, fifteen minutes from downtown Memphis, Tennessee. The Executive Director will work collaboratively with a dedicated board to steward a bold new future for the organization. The Director will have overall responsibility for the leadership of and successful operation of the Sultana Disaster Museum and will supervise a staff of employees and volunteers. Currently the museum is very small with approximately 1000 square feet and one paid employee. The permanent museum is in the initial stages of construction and upon completion will encompass 22,000 square feet.

    Under the supervision of the Board of Directors, the Executive Director is responsible for:

    ·        Overseeing major functions of community engagement, education, exhibitions and programming, fundraising, budgeting, visitor experiences, and mission delivery.

    ·        Works closely and transparently with the Board of Directors of SHPS and its committees, providing updates, soliciting feedback, and engaging members in constructive dialogue.

    ·        Protects the organization’s financial assets, practices sound financial management and ensures stability.

    ·        Establishes and maintains fundraising, partner, donor, sponsor relations and cultivation. Plays a leading role in increasing financial support for the museum. Must have a proven record of successful fundraising, developing relationships with foundations, corporations, and individual donors.

    ·        Serves as the public face and advocate, clearly articulating mission and activities, and fosters and maintains a close working relationship with regional/national museums and other related institutions.

    ·        Provides institutional direction guided by the mission, vision, values, annual goals and the strategic plan.

    ·        Supervises all employees and volunteers.

    ·        Ability to maintain, inspire and mentor a strong staff and board(s), set clear priorities and delegate effectively is essential.

    ·        Has a demonstrated knowledge of standards and best practices for museums and not-for-profits and a willingness or history of involvement in relevant regional and national professional organizations. Regional and National annual meeting attendance is optimal.

    Example of Duties & Responsibilities

    The Executive Director will provide the strategic leadership, creativity, management, and direction necessary to advance the missions of the museum. The Executive Director has the responsibility for ensuring that the museum meets its financial and programmatic goals. They are the primary spokesperson, fundraiser, and ambassador for the organization, articulating vision, values and contributions to the community, partners, educators, the broader museum community, the news media, regional and national partners. The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors. The Director is responsible for working with the board, the city of Marion administration and financial as well as collection donors.
    Particular characteristics for the Executive Director include, but are not limited to demonstrated success in the following areas:

    ·        Leading and being part of a highly cohesive and functioning team.

    ·        Community relations and partnerships.

    ·        Substantial experience in fundraising and donor relations, including familiarity with regional and national organizations, philanthropic foundations and corporations.

    ·        Works with Architects and Contractor to complete construction of museum.

    ·        Financial management acumen and sophistication.

    ·        A self-starting, self-motivated and proactive leader.

    ·        Successful candidates shall have substantial high-level communication skills, and experience in the non-profit realm and/or museum content related field.

    ·        Works with the Board of Directors to foster supporting and fundraising relationships with foundations, corporations, and individual donors.

    ·        Works with Museum Staff and the Board of Directors to provide leadership and oversight in fulfilling the mission of the Sultana Disaster Museum.

    ·        Leads and manages a team of full time staff, part-time staff, and volunteers while maintaining a climate that attracts, keeps, and motivates strong team members.

    ·        Increases local, statewide and national awareness and prominence of the Sultana Disaster Museum through publishing, speaking, and presenting at regional and national conferences and events.

    ·        Assures that the museum operates with the guidance of a strategic plan to make consistent and timely progress toward achieving the strategic objectives within the plan.

    ·        Promotes financial stability by raising funds and by creating and overseeing an annual financial plan and budget. Prepares the financial plan and budget documents for Board of Directors approval, as well as a capital improvement plan.

    ·        Supports the function of, creates and works as museum liaison to the Friends of the Museum

    ·        Communicates with government officials, community members and the media concerning museum matters.

    ·        Directs and approves human resource postings and the hiring process.

    ·        Oversees the professional development, mentoring, and performance evaluations of staff members.

    ·        Prepares Executive Director reports for meetings of the Board of Directors.

    ·        Prepares an annual report and economic impact statement for the Board of Directors.

    ·        Serves as the ex-officio secretary at meetings of the Board of Directors.

    ·        Assists in the selection, evaluation, and orientation of Directors.

    ·        Formulates policy and planning recommendations for the Board of Directors.

    Requirements

    Training and Experience:

    ·        Five years of overall experience in a museum, learning institution, or not-for-profit organization. A minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in the management or development field, three (3) years of which must have been at the supervisory level. Or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

    ·        Master’s degree in museum studies, archaeology, anthropology, public history, public administration, historic preservation, architectural history, or related field.

    ·        Strong and effective organizational, leadership and administration skills.

    ·        Strong business management skills and ability in developing, managing, and growing an annual operating budget.

    ·        Successful record of fundraising and developing relationships with donors.

    Physical Requirements:
    Task is essentially sedentary, with occasional walking, bending, light lifting, or
    other restricted physical activities including driving and physical field
    observations.

    Environmental Requirements:
    Task is regularly performed without exposure to adverse environmental
    conditions.

    Sensory Requirements:

    ·        Task requires color perception and discrimination.

    ·        Task requires visual perception and discrimination.

    ·        Task requires oral and written communications ability.

    Other Requirements:

    ·        Possession of a valid driver's license and a good driving record.

    ·        Some out-of-town travel will be required.

    ·        May be required to provide a personal vehicle for use on the job.

    Method of Selection

    Selection will be based upon review of education and experience to evaluate the
    knowledge, skills and abilities necessary for successful job performance. An oral
    panel interview will be required prior to a final interview with the Museum Board of
    Directors. The Museum Board of Directors may require selected candidates to
    participate in a job trait assessment.

    DISCLAIMER

    The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and essential functions and responsibilities of work performed by the employee in this job position. It may not contain a comprehensive list of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required for this role. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

    EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

    The Sultana Historical Preservation Society, Inc. is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, or veteran status.

    TO APPLY

    Send a cover letter detailing fit and interest in position, resume, and three references to John Fogleman, President, Sultana Historical Preservation Society, Inc., at foglemanforcourt@yahoo.com.  Please reference SHPS Executive Director Position

     Agency

    Sultana Historical Preservation Society, Inc.

    Address

    P.O. Box 211

    Marion, AR 72364

    Phone

    (870) 514-7394

    Website

    https://www.sultanadisastermuseum.com/

  • 06 Apr 2023 11:06 AM | Anonymous

    The Program Officer, Grants is responsible for creating, executing, and managing innovative and equitable funding opportunities to support public humanities programs that advance the mission of Maryland Humanities and the goals of our Strategic Plan.

    The Program Officer reports to the Director of Programs, supervises assigned Program Coordinators and/or Assistants, and collaborates closely with other program staff, all Maryland Humanities staff, and the Grants Committee of the Board.

    Salary Range: $61,000-$67,000
    FLSA Status: Exempt; Permanent; Full-time (35 hours/week)
    Reports to: Director of Programs
    Working Conditions: Hybrid
    Supervisory Responsibilities: This position oversees and manages the Program Coordinator, Grants position.


    For more information and details on how to apply, visit our website.


  • 06 Apr 2023 6:32 AM | Melissa Hanson

    The Opportunity: Savannah River Site Museum, Aiken, SC

    The Savannah River Site (SRS) Museum operates with the guidance of the Savannah River Site Heritage Foundation, a non-profit corporation, and New South Associates, Inc., a for-profit consultant.  The Museum also works in collaboration with the Aiken County Historical Museum.

    The Position: Museum Director

    The Director is a full-time position that reports to the SRS Heritage Foundation Board and New South Associates, Inc.  The Director holds a commitment to and passion for the SRS Museum mission. This position oversees day-to-day operations and handles a wide range of responsibilities contributing to the overall administration of the museum including strategic planning. The Director is an excellent communicator and is the face of the organization to the membership, community, and region. Through partnerships and outreach, the Director will expand awareness of the SRS Museum and demonstrate its importance to the city and the region.

    Duties/Responsibilities

    •  Plans, coordinates, and carries out the day-to-day operation of the museum.
    • Grant writing
    • Oversees museum budget
    • Handles the museum’s website, quarterly newsletters, and social media
    • Updates and maintains Museum collection inventories, loans, and Deed of Gifts
    • Engages with the public through outreach and tours.
    • Supervises a staff of two.
    • Works with an energetic board and docent group
    • Attends professional conferences.
    • Works with Board on Museum special projects/renovations  
    Qualifications

    Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred in Museum Studies, Public History, U.S. History, or related field and at least three years of professional senior level experience.

    Proficient in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.  Proficient in social media platforms, including Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and others as needed.

    Candidate must be capable of working on a computer for extended periods and must be able to climb stairs and lift over 25 lbs. 

    Estimated salary is between $48 and $52k.  This is a benefited position that includes paid insurance, personal leave, and paid holidays. 

    New South Associates, Inc. will hire a qualified museum professional to serve as a full-time director. If interested, please send a resume with three references and a cover letter by email to Mary Beth Reed, mbreed@newsouthassoc.com.  Applications will be accepted through April 30th, 2023.

     


  • 04 Apr 2023 11:32 AM | Meghann Mahoney

    Historic London Town and Gardens, Edgewater MD

    Position Description

    The Director of Development and Communications is the primary staff person responsible for coordinating fundraising and marketing activities at London Town and Gardens. This person will also assist the Executive Director with organizational oversight.

    Responsibilities:

    • Collaborates with executive director on operational planning and strategy as well as board development and staff administration. Serves as managing director when director is on leave. 
    • Oversees fundraising, including stewarding and increasing membership and annual donations; planning and executing the annual benefit and targeted fundraisers; writing grant proposals and reports; working with staff and board on identifying fundraising needs, goals, and strategies; managing the customer relation management database; and creates fundraising policies, plans, calendars, and goals. 
    • Supervises marketing, including working with the press; creating ads; ensuring inclusion in online calendars; managing the website; organizing external communications in consultation with other staff; and directing London Town's social media strategy. 
    • Participates in service to the museum community and professional organizations.
    • Perform other duties as assigned and needed.

    Requirements:

    • Ability to perform all duties, with a welcoming, friendly, and professional demeanor.
    • Ability to quickly learn and perform all duties with accuracy and efficiency.
    • Knowledge and understanding of museum and/or public gardens principles, objectives, and practices.
    • Ability to create, compose, and edit written materials.
    • Ability to have multiple projects ongoing while prioritizing them to meet deadlines.
    • Proficiency in operating Microsoft Office, customer relationship management software, website editing software, email, and ability to learn new programs.
    • Willingness to work independently and as a team.

    Work Schedule:

    The Director of Development and Communications is considered a full-time position. The incumbent will generally work a 40-hour work week Monday through Friday between 9:00am and 5:00pm. After a 30-day learning period, this position can become hybrid with 1 – 2 days offsite/telework per week and 3 – 4 days onsite.

    For certain programs and site-wide events throughout the year there is a need for extended hours and/or additional workdays. These hours and needs will be arranged ahead of time with the Executive Director.

    Employees and volunteers who work at Historic London Town and Gardens work for the London Town Foundation, a 501c3 nonprofit organization. The Foundation is generally considered a small organization in terms of personnel. As such all employees and volunteers should expect to perform tasks and duties that are generally outside of their usual assignments.

    Desired Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree required or a minimum of 4 years of experience in the field.
    • At least 2-3 years of experience raising revenue from foundations, corporations, public entities, special events and individual donors.
    • Experience in all forms of marketing including print, social media, and website maintenance.
    • Experience managing grants with a proven track record of success.
    • Strong communication and project management skills.
    • Experience working in a collaborative organization with various internal and external stakeholders, balancing competing demands for time and priorities.

    Reports to: Executive Director

    Job Type: Full-time

    Compensation: $68,000 – $73,000 annually

    This position is considered a full-time position and is eligible for the following benefits:

    • Retirement plan and Foundation match
    • Foundation-paid flexible spending account ($750)
    • 10 days of accrued annual and 7 days of personal leave each year plus paid holidays.

    About Historic London Town and Gardens

    Historic London Town and Gardens is operated by the London Town Foundation (a 501c3 nonprofit entity) on behalf of Anne Arundel County Recreation and Parks. As such, our job is to ensure that we appropriately manage our historic, archaeological, and horticultural resources. We work with the Anne Arundel County government and other heritage organizations to promote London Town as an educational resource while ensuring the site’s sustainability for future visitors.

    How to Apply: Please send a cover letter and resume to Executive Director Mickey Love at executivedirector@historiclondontown.org.


  • 29 Mar 2023 1:28 PM | Rachel Miller

    MUSEUM REGISTRAR
    Description

    A small but mighty museum, the Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas (ASC), seeks a dynamic, art-loving, hard-working Museum Curator. The ideal candidate will have experience working with an American Alliance of Museums (AAM) accredited institution. ASC holds a jewel of an art collection within the scope of African American artists, art of the Delta and Arkansas artists. We believe that museums are centers of learning, diversity, creativity and fun.  Our Permanent Collection and Exhibition program play an essential role in ASC's community engagement.

    Reporting to the Curator of Collections and Exhibitions, the Registrar assists in overseeing the Arts and Science Center for Southeast Arkansas’s permanent collection and its art-related operations.  The position administers the policies and procedures for the permanent collection, as well as loans to ASC and loans out of the museum. The position is charged with the care, preservation and risk management of ASC’s collections and with ensuring that the collections are available for current and future visitors.

    The Registrar works in close collaboration with the Curator to realize exhibitions and installations of works from the collection, as well as loaned and touring exhibitions. This position aids the Curator as necessary with the installation and rotation of exhibitions. The Arts and Science Center rotates an average of 12 exhibitions a year.

    REGISTRAR

    THE REGISTRAR MAINTAINS THE CONTRACTUAL AGREEMENTS, OBJECT FILES, HISTORY OF EXHIBITIONS, AND RESEARCH ASSOCIATED WITH THE PERMANENT COLLECTION AND ANNUAL EXHIBITION SCHEDULE. THESE RESPONSIBILITIES AND REQUIREMENTS INCLUDE:

    ·         Advanced knowledge of Incoming Loan documents, Outgoing Loan documents, and Temporary Loan documents, and processes loan renewal documentation.
    ·         Recording condition of loaned objects/art
    ·         Conducting inventory policies, procedures, and file retention
    ·         Management of the collections database (PastPerfect), including data cleanup, the creation of user guides and reports, and working with staff/interns to ensure data standardization, as determined by Curator  
    ·         Responsible for developing, organizing and maintaining all records of permanent collections relative to care, identification, location and custody of objects.
    ·         Maintain hard copy file system, including exhibition files, artist files, and object files

    COLLECTIONS CARE

    THROUGH FORMAL EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE, THE REGISTRAR CARES FOR THE PERMANENT COLLECTION IN ACCORDANCE WITH AMERICAN ALLIANCE OF MUSEUMS’ BEST PRACTICES, INCLUDING:

    ·         Art handling, both two- and three-dimensional works
    ·         Art storage
    ·         Collections policy and procedure
    ·         General conservation and environmental control guidelines
    ·         Environmental controls including temperature, humidity, and UV
    ·         Integrated Pest Management
    ·         Accession and deaccession procedures, including recording object information and conditions, proper housing for objects
    ·         Properly photographing art and objects
    ·         Write descriptions of art and objects for collections records
    ·         Maintaining accurate inventory

    EXHIBITION PREPARATION

    REGISTRAR WILL ASSIST THE CURATOR WITH THE IN-HOUSE PREPARATION OF LOANDED EXHIBITION ARTWORK AND WORKS FROM THE ASC PERMANENT COLLECTION. THIS REGUIRES AIDING WITH THE FOLLOWING:

    ·         Object care during exhibition preparation and while on exhibition
    ·         Framing, including in-house frames and custom framing, and mat cutting
    ·         Mounting artworks
    ·         Purchasing exhibition supplies
    ·         Storage of incoming loans, temporary loans, and shipping materials
    ·         Exhibition mounting; will be executed under the guidance of the curator
    ·         Installing signage, including vinyl, text panels, and labels
    ·         Gallery wall repair and prep, and painting of pedestals
    ·         Maintain frames, plexiglass, mats, and plexiglass vitrines
    ·         Art to frame reciprocity system
    ·         Frugal use of resources while maintaining archival standards
    ·         Lifting, standing, and climbing ladders


    QUALIFICATIONS

    Required

    ·         Bachelor’s degree required (art history, museum studies, or related field), advanced degree preferred     
    ·         Basic art handling knowledge
    ·         Strong attention to detail
    ·         Experience installing 2D and 3D art objects
    ·         Knowledge of loan documentation
    ·         Excellent organizational skills
    ·         Exceptional writing and communication skills
    ·         Excellent Word and Excel skills
    ·         Ability to work independently and as part of a team
    ·         Stamina to stand, climb ladders, and lift up to 45 lbs.
    ·         Valid driver’s license, good driving record and access to transportation
    ·         Availability for occasional travel
    ·         Flexibility regarding work schedule, which will include some evenings and weekends to work, installations, art receptions and other special public events

    Preferred

    ·         Minimum 2 years’ experience in professional art setting, preferably an AAM accredited museum
    ·         Knowledge of museum software, PastPerfect preferred
    ·         Knowledge of how to properly photograph and document art and objects
    ·         Knowledge of Lapentor program to create virtual exhibitions 



    Special Requirements & Compensation

    This year-round, full-time position with full benefits may at times require a flexible schedule to accommodate programs, events, and after-hours work including weekend and evening hours. Annual compensation includes a salary range of $34,000 - $36,000 depending on experience, plus health insurance, paid sick/leave time, and paid holidays. The incumbent should have a valid driver's license, be able to lift items up to 45 pounds, handle tools or controls, climb a ladder, and travel periodically for programs or meetings. Position is open until filled. No phone calls please.

    To apply for this position, please visit https://www.asc701.org/museum-registrar


  • 29 Mar 2023 11:47 AM | Becky LaBarre

    Buildings & Grounds Representative I

    Part-Time, 28 Hours per week – $14 per hour


    JOB OPPORTUNITY

    Position Title: Buildings and Grounds Representative I

    Part-Time, Year-round: 28 hours per week; typical schedule 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Monday-Thursday and Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., year-round; occasional nights and weekends as programming requires. Subject to change based on institutional needs.

    Hourly Wage: Non-exempt, $14.00 per hour.

    Reports: Reports to Manager of Buildings and Grounds with input from Executive Director

    Benefits: N/A

    Renfrew Museum and Park, a historic Pennsylvania German farmstead located in Waynesboro, Pennsylvania is celebrating its 48th year of operation! This established and rapidly growing institution, sited on 107 acres of scenic land nestled along the east branch of Antietam Creek, is deeply committed to offering visitors great experiences as it realizes its vision to be a welcoming and memorable destination where everyone can walk back in time. Renfrew is currently seeking a dynamic individual with a diverse skillset for an exciting position on its staff. The Buildings and Grounds Representative I (BGR-1) reports to the Manager of Buildings and Grounds. The BGR-1 ensures a positive and welcoming Museum experience and environment for guests, and is responsible for helping make the most of their visit when experiencing our historic buildings, grounds and gardens, authentic collections, exhibits, programs, and events. This role will primarily be responsible for assuring the overall pristine appearance of the museum and park by applying sound ground maintenance and proper care of turf, historic and non-historic landscapes, trees, roads, fences, walks, forest paths, waterways, and property lines. Also assists with the maintenance and preservation of historic and non-historic structures throughout the park.

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    HOW TO APPLY

    Please send resume and cover letter with three (3) professional references by 4:00pm on Tuesday, April 18, 2023 to:

    Becky LaBarre, Executive Director

    By Email: info@renfrewmuseum.org

    Mailing Address:1010 E. Main Street ∙ Waynesboro, PA 17268


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