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  • 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 | Anonymous

    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


  • 30 May 2019 3:21 PM | Anonymous

    INTERPRETATION COORDINATOR

    JOB SUMMARY
    The interpretation Coordinator is an employee of the Living Classrooms Foundation and its affiliate, Historic Ships in Baltimore.  The Interpretation Coordinator is responsible to the Operations Director (OD) for all matters pertaining to the museum’s interpretive staff and interpretive programs.  The Interpretation Coordinator exhibits strong standards of leadership, cooperation, and enthusiasm.  They will be a role model for staff members and practice safe, effective, and exemplary work habits.  The coordinator will be an effective co-worker who promotes, by personal example and leadership, a positive work ethic and good morale.  They will also be an effective spokesperson for the Living Classrooms Foundation and Historic Ships in Baltimore.

    Job Type: Full-Time (40hrs/wk, year-round)
    Salary: 30-31k

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
    Primary Responsibilities

    1. Be the immediate supervisor for day-to-day operations relative to the crew and museum program to include schedules, special day shipboard events, maintaining and reviewing all logs, sign-in sheets, time sheets, and time off requests, uniforms, and crew presentation and tour assignments.
    2. Act as the senior staff on weekends and holidays and responsible for covering absent billets during those times. 
    3. Train new crew members in the operational basics, presentations and tours, as well as basic duties associated with catered and special events.
    4. Work with the OD in developing, revising, and distributing new presentations and tours to interpretive crew, ensuring those programs meet institutional needs and standards, and that a system exists for verifying competence in providing them.
    5. Maintain constant, close, and effective communications with the Operations Director about scheduling and personnel requirements, and with Site Managers regarding site physical conditions, maintenance and custodial matters.
    6. Manage Interpretation Department – LCF credit card in accordance with LCF guidelines.  Ensure expenditures remain within departmental budget.
    7. Coordinate group sales reservations and keep data relevant to sales and attendance.
    8. Hire and train new interpretive staff members. 
    9. Other duties as directed by the Operations Director.

    Organizational Responsibilities: 

    1. Support museum-sponsored efforts such as, “all-hands” activities/evolutions to include, but not limited to: 4th of July celebration; New Year’s Eve celebration; “Victory Night”, “The Blast,” and Pearl Harbor Day ceremonies.
    2. Provide periodic thoughtful, thorough, and constructive performance evaluations for each interpretive staff member.
    3. Periodic attendance at HSB senior staff meetings, LCF manager-director breakfasts, and off-site meetings associated with special HSB activities.
    4. Act as the morale officer by staying informed of staff needs and addressing problems.   
    5. As directed, lead overnight programs.
    6. Employ effective communications and administration in the Operations office when dealing with patrons over the phone.
    7. Supports miscellaneous efforts, temporarily, as unexpected contingencies occur.

    JOB QUALIFICATIONS

    1. Demonstrates and maintains effective leaderships and a positive work ethic. 
    2. Must effectively handle stress, and demonstrate an ability for decisiveness and quick thinking.  
    3. A Bachelor’s degree in Education, Museum Science, History, or a related field, AND a minimum of 2 years of experience working in museum programming.(A higher degree may substitute for 1 year of museum programming experience, but does not necessarily increase qualification.)
    4. Experience supervising and training museum staff.
    5. Must be available for weekend and holiday work.

    WORK ENVIRONMENT

    1. THIS IS A NON-TRADITIONAL museum space.  Our facilities are historic military vessels. 
    2. Interpretation Coordinator will maintain and office desk aboard USCGC Taney and will perform duties aboard the ships of the museum, Seven Foot Knoll Lighthouse, the Baltimore Inner Harbor Promenade, and the various campuses of Living Classrooms Foundation as required.
    3. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk to various locations and maybe exposed to a variety of outdoor weather conditions. 
    4. Various physical activities may be required on occasion including, but not limited to, moderate lifting, pulling lines, operating shipboard equipment, traversing ladders, and navigating spaces with low overheads

    HOW TO APPLY:
    Please submit the following items to Brian Auer, Operations Director:  bauer@historicships.org

    1. Cover Letter – please explain how you’ve managed programs or staff, what you’d like to accomplish, and what you see as the role of a museum like ours. 
    2. Resume

    DISCLAIMER
    The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

    Living Classrooms Foundation is An Equal Opportunity Employer
    Minorities, Women, Handicapped Persons are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, handicap status, Vietnam era or disabled Veterans status.


  • 08 May 2019 8:35 AM | Mark Sutherland

    Fosterfields Living Historical Farm in Morristown, NJ, a historic site of the Morris County Park Commission seeks an Education Assistant for immediate hire.  Fosterfields interprets the history of a 1920s working farm.  This position works under the supervision of the Senior Historic Programs Specialist.  The Education Assistant will develop, present, and evaluate educational programs at Fosterfields 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 school groups and the general public, hands-on program implementation, 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.  This is a year-round, part-time position and is limited to 28 hours per week.  The salary is $14.25/hour.  The chosen candidate must be able to work a combination of days that will include all weekends April through October, and other dates as assigned.  To apply, please send resume, cover letter, and three references to msutherland@morrisparks.net.  The Morris County Park Commission is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

  • 22 Apr 2019 11:48 AM | Catherine Sandoval

    The University of Arizona seeks a dynamic leader to direct the planning, implementation and operation of a re-envisioned museum located adjacent to the State Capitol Mall in Phoenix, Arizona. The Arizona Mining, Mineral and Natural Resource Education Museum (AMMNREM) was recently established to promote Arizona’s natural resource heritage and future through education, research and outreach. The Museum’s end-state vision is to create a recognized destination for life-long experiential learning, showcasing current knowledge, cutting-edge research and industry innovation. This vision includes the transformation of a dormant 1921 building into interactive galleries, idea labs, maker spaces, offices and public engagement spaces.

    Working in conjunction with University of Arizona administration, academic departments and external constituent groups, the director will oversee development of a programmatic vision for a 21st century museum and corresponding business plan that focuses on external funding partnerships. The director will also oversee coordination of building renovations, tenant improvements and construction through to its re-opening. Upon completion of the building renovation, the director will manage museum operations, including day-to-day content programming, marketing & communications, personnel and fund-raising to ensure its long-term sustainability.

    The University of Arizona (UA) Office of Research, Discovery and Innovation (RDI) oversees the Arizona Mining, Mineral and Natural Resource Education Museum (AMMNREM), as part of its interdisciplinary enterprise of cultural institutions, university centers & institutes, corporate engagement services, core facilities and research development services. The AMMNREM will work closely with other UA recognized destinations (e.g. Biosphere 2, Arizona State Museum, Mt. Lemmon Sky Center) to leverage their intellectual resources and strengthen UA’s position by advancing collaborative research, scholarship, and engagement at the local, regional, national, and international levels.

    Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

    The University of Arizona has been listed by Forbes as one of America’s Best Employers in the United States and WorldatWork and the Arizona Department of Health Services have recognized us for our innovative work-life programs. For more information about working at the University of Arizona and relocation services, please visit https://whyua.arizona.edu/

    Duties & Responsibilities

    • Oversee the short- and long-term programmatic and strategic planning of a re-envisioned museum within the broader goals of the 2018 UA Strategic Plan.
    • Act as a liaison between the UA administration and multiple organizations and stakeholders, including a governor-appointed advisory board, industry representatives, university researchers, K-12 educators, and community constituents.
    • Serve as museum’s chief spokesperson to its constituents, to enhance its public and professional visibility and reputation locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally.
    • Collaborate with other entities within the UA and beyond to enhance interdisciplinary academic research, student engagement and community outreach opportunities at the museum including multi-disciplinary academic departments and regional cultural institutions, as well as industry and community partners.
    • Lead development of comprehensive extramural funding support for museum, including philanthropy, grants, industry sponsorships, and retail operations, in conjunction with UA administration.
    • Build and maintain relationships with current and potential museum partners, donors, and other stakeholder groups.
    • Oversee coordination of building renovations, construction, and other tenant improvements in conjunction with UA administration.
    • Direct and oversee all museum administrative, programmatic, and operational activities including exhibit design, visitor experience, retail store, public events, outreach programs, communications, budgeting, hiring/evaluating of staff, and delegation of responsibilities as required.
    • Ensure the long-term financial sustainability of the museum through effective management of existing resources and development of external funding.
    • Provide clear and consistent communication to the museum’s internal and external constituencies.
    • Collaborate with UA administration to implement the museum’s administrative, operational, philanthropic, and programmatic goals.
    • Additional duties as assigned.

    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

    • Awareness of natural resources and the agencies/industries that steward them.
    • Knowledge of translating knowledge content into multiple media platforms and technologies to engage a variety of audiences.
    • Ability to coordinate knowledge specialists in representative fields.
    • Ability to manage projects, including organizational, team-based decision-making, work flow optimization, support services, personnel management, budgets, and report generation.
    • Ability to work independently and collaboratively across distinct institutional cultures.
    • Ability to communicate and work with diverse groups toward a unified goal.
    • Ability to secure external funding.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree in a position-related field.
    • Five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in a complex institution or organization including two (2) years of administrative leadership experience.
    • Demonstrated record of successful grant writing/fund-raising.
    • Demonstrated record of project management experience.
    • Demonstrated success in identifying, cultivating and maintaining relationships to increase visibility to multiple constituencies.
    • Demonstrated ability to manage and oversee budgets.
    • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills.
    • Good interpersonal skills with all levels of an organization.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Experience developing a programmatic vision for an organization.
    • Experience working with highly interactive experiential museums.
    • Demonstrated record of administrative leadership experience in academic or non-profit environments.

    Please note: You will be required to provide contact information for a minimum of three professional references within your application. Should you be selected as a finalist for this position, for your convenience, your references may receive an automatic email. This email will ask your references to complete a brief questionnaire in regard to your suitability for the position as well as request the attachment of a letter of recommendation. These letters of recommendation must be uploaded directly via the UACareers.com website by your reference provider. UACareers.com is not compatible with any “dossier aggregate” system (e.g., Interfolio, Intellimedia).

    Diversity Statement: At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

    Salary: $90,000/year DOE

    For more information and to apply for this position, visit https://uacareers.com/postings/36860

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