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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. 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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  • 09 Jun 2022 10:30 AM | Anonymous

    Position Description

    The Maryland Center for History and Culture (MCHC) seeks a dynamic team member to join our vibrant Museum Department as the Associate Registrar. Reporting to the Director of Collections, this position will implement collection management policies and procedures as defined by the Vice President of Collections & Interpretation and Director of Collections. Our new team member will not only help with registration practices but also be a key member in major campaign and collection initiatives including a large-scale collection inventory and move.

    Responsibilities

    • ·       Implement registrarial policies and procedures for objects coming into and out of the Museum, including:
    • o   Gift offers and purchases;
    • o   Transfers;
    • o   Incoming and outgoing loans;
    • o   Accessions and deaccessions;
    • o   Temporary Custody receipts;
    • o   Condition reports.
    • ·       Use the collection management system (CMS), Past Perfect, to:
    • o   Track collection moves;
    • o   Catalog new objects;
    • o   Implement collection inventories;
    • o   Manage loans for Museum and Library.
    • ·       Miscellaneous
    • o   Execute tax documents and appraisals for gift offers;
    • o   Add metadata to digital objects for review;
    • o   Assist with imaging services and patron requests;
    • o   Art handling.

    Qualifications

    • ·       BA in Museum Studies or related field;
    • ·       2+ years of experience in museum registration;
    • ·       Experience performing collection inventories;
    • ·       Excellent communication skills and knowledge of best practices for collections care;
    • ·       Strong knowledge of museum registration methods and AAM’s Code of Ethics;
    • ·       Working knowledge of Past Perfect preferred;
    • ·       Experience in a large-scale collection move preferred;
    • ·       Ability to lift 50 pounds.

    About the Position

    This is a full-time, salaried position with benefits with occasional evening and weekend hours. The salary range is $37,000-42,000 annually. The final salary will be determined based on the experience and qualifications of the successful candidate.

    How to Apply

    Please email a cover letter, resume with contacts of three professional supervisory references to jobs@mdhistory.org. Subject line: Associate Registrar. Incomplete applications may not be considered. No phone calls, please.

    About MCHC

    The Maryland Center for History and Culture is an equal opportunity employer that seeks to educate people of all ages about the American experience through the rich history of Maryland using their collections and to preserve important objects and archival materials from prehistoric Maryland to the present day. We do not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or any other status protected by law and strongly encourage all qualified professionals to apply.

    The Maryland Center for History and Culture collects, preserves, and interprets the history, art, and culture of Maryland. By exploring multiple perspectives and sharing national stories through the lens of Maryland, MCHC inspires critical thinking, creativity, and community. Learn more at mdhistory.org.


  • 08 Jun 2022 12:18 PM | Robert Forsberg

    Minimum Pay: $55,131.00 - Pay Commensurate with Experience

    Work Schedule: M-F, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, occasional night and weekend hours are required.

     

    About Us:

    Washington and Lee University is a small liberal arts college nestled in the Virginia mountains, with an undergraduate enrollment of approximately 1,860. W&L is the ninth-oldest college in the U.S. and a top-ranked, private university. W&L is located in Lexington (pop. 7,000), a vibrant and picturesque town in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley.

     

    The Museums at W&L consists of three sites: the Reeves Museum of Ceramics, University Chapel & Galleries, and Watson Galleries. Its mission is to advance learning through direct engagement with the collections and facilitate an interdisciplinary appreciation of art, history, and culture. The museum greets on average (pre-COVID) 35,000 visitors each year and provides students, faculty, and staff opportunities to engage with a wide-ranging ceramics and fine arts collection spanning centuries through exhibitions and programmatic offerings.

     

    The Reeves Museum of Ceramics showcases one of the country’s finest collections of Chinese and Japanese export ceramics, including European, Asian, and American ceramics spanning some 4,000 years. The collection tells stories of history, design, technology, trade, patriotism, and protest.

     

    The Watson Galleries contains two changing exhibit galleries that showcase rotating selections from the arts and ceramics collections and house the Senshin'an (洗心庵 or "Clearing-the-Mind Abode"), an authentic Japanese Tea Room. The Tea Room is open for viewing as well as public tea demonstrations throughout the year. The art collection includes roughly 8,000 works of art from around the globe. The collection consists of early American portraits by artists such as Charles Willson Peale and Gilbert Stuart, a growing collection of 20th and 21st century works by international artists, including Elizabeth Catlett, Fernando Botero, William Christenberry, Sam Gilliam, Sally Mann, and Andy Warhol among others. In addition, the art collection includes Chinese fan paintings, 20th-century Chinese brush paintings, and Japanese woodblock prints.

     

    The University Chapel & Galleries, a National Historic Landmark, opened in 1868 during Robert E. Lee’s tenure as 11th president of the Washington College. Non-denominational and unconsecrated, the University Chapel & Galleries includes an auditorium, a historic statue of Robert E. Lee, and multiple galleries.

     

    Job Description:

    Reporting to the Director of Museums, the Curator of Academic Engagement (CAE), plays a leadership role in advancing the mission of the Museums by integrating the collection into the University’s curriculum. The CAE will serve as the primary liaison with university faculty regarding collaborative endeavors, developing pedagogy, and leading programmatic strategy for supporting student and faculty engagement with the collections. Working closely with the Curator of Art and the Curator of Ceramics, the CAE will be responsible for coordinating collections engagement projects and creating intellectually rich and accessible interpretive approaches built around the Museums’ collections.

    The CAE is charged with developing strategies, interpretations, and opportunities for learning engagement across multiple platforms, increasing faculty-student participation, and ensuring the delivery of relevant, intellectually engaging, and exciting mission-driven experiences, on-campus and online. The CAE plays a critical role in making the Museums a platform for creativity, critical thinking, curricular learning, and cultural engagement for Washington and Lee. In addition, with the right qualifications, the CAE may teach a course in the Cultural Heritage and Museum Studies minor.

    To achieve our mission as a liberal arts college, we continually strive to foster an inclusive campus community, which recognizes the value of all persons regardless of identity. Along with the University, Museums at W&L is committed to contributing to an educational environment that is rich with cultural, social, and intellectual diversity.

     

    Essential Functions:

    • Supports the mission of the University and coordinates pathways for the academic community to connect with the museums’ collection in support of teaching and research.
    • In collaboration with the Director, establish long‐range vision, annual goals, objectives, and priorities for academic engagement.
    • Working closely with the curators: Collaborates with faculty, students, artists, and guest scholars to develop lesson plans, training sessions, and new interpretive approaches in impactful ways; Provides input during the development of exhibitions by playing an active role in planning and developing educational and interpretive components as they relate to exhibitions; Co-produces interpretive plans for museum projects that articulate big ideas, key messages, visitor outcomes, and interpretive strategies.
    • Assists with developing gallery didactics in print and digital forms.
    • Assists with the design of engaging interpretive materials and experiences such as interpretive texts, videos, audio and web content, response stations, participatory learning spaces, and other digital learning platforms.
    • Demonstrates commitment to university DEIA initiatives. Ensures that Museum engagement and educational programming is welcoming, equitable and accessible for all audiences. 
    • Recruits and supervises student employees, museum attendants, and interns, and leads the development and implementation of creative educational and auxiliary programming for broad and diverse audiences presented in various formats: seminars, lectures, and workshops.
    • Integrates assessment tools, gathers and analyzes qualitative and quantitative data, and other engagement metrics for evaluations, board reports, and funding proposals.
    • Conceptualizes, designs, and directs the development of promotional materials for education and programmatic-related initiatives.
    • Identifies funding opportunities, drafts grant proposals, develops and oversees the portions of the annual budget in collaboration with the Director, and tracks expenditures to ensure adherence to set goals.
    • Other related duties as assigned.​

     

     

    Minimum Qualifications: Master's Degree in Art History, Museum Studies, or related field is required. 3-5 years of experience in museum work and/or appropriate experience in higher education. Broad understanding of art history, including a range of historical periods, cultures, and artistic trends, and a willingness to learn about subjects and material outside of established areas of expertise. Excellent verbal and written communication skills, strong interpersonal skills, emotional intelligence, cross-cultural competence, professionalism, and a demonstrated ability to work individually and in a team environment. Supervisory experience in a museum setting is preferred.

     

    Application Instructions:

    Resume and cover letter are required. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. 

    APPLY HERE: https://wlu.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/WLUCareers/details/Curator-of-Academic-Engagement_R464-1


  • 07 Jun 2022 1:23 PM | Anne Lampe

    Position: MTA Team Administrator

    We are seeking diverse, qualified candidates to apply for the Administrator role at the Museum Trustee Association (MTA).  As the organization continues forward momentum, we would like to secure a team member that is engaged in our mission. The position requires at least one to two years of office experience.

    The position requires a proactive individual, that is efficacious when working independently.  To be successful in the role one must be a capable multitasker, work fluidly between areas of focus, produce a high quality of work, possess a strong overall work ethic and have a fully developed and advanced time management skill set.  In addition, one will need to possess strong problem-solving abilities, excellency in oral and written communications, and an aptitude to meet changing deadlines.  It is essential that the administrator be a highly organized and detail-oriented individual that can work in a quiet environment with little supervision.  Understanding of nonprofit art organization structure is key.  A minimum of one to two years full-time employment within the arts, nonprofit or similar field is required

    Responsibilities:

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

    Coordinates with external clients, board consultants and staff.

    Sets and manages CEO’s meeting and travel schedule as well as manage all calendars for program participants/speakers and internal team as they pertain to programs, including webinars, gatherings, awards and more.

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

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

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

    Oversee, maintain, share and update RSVP and attendee lists for programs to move forward follow-up, donation solicitations, and membership inquiries, and more.

    Executes activities regarding individual and institutional membership including responding to inquiries, stewarding relationships, maintaining membership files/records, sending solicitations, acknowledgements, and general correspondence.  

    Ensure recognition of institutional and individual membership is correct and updated in print and online. Deliver membership statistics and reports as requested.

    Ensure that the website and all online platforms are accurate and up to date, specifically in regards to membership, events and member resource center.  

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

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

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

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

    Maintain office files and supplies.

    Other projects as assigned.

    Competencies:

    Familiarity and interest in the museum community

    Proactive and efficacious when working independently

    Attention to detail and organizational capacity

    Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, prioritize within tight deadlines, while producing a high quality of work

    Digital Marketing, including photo editing and e-communications

    Exceptionally strong interpersonal and communication skills, written and spoken

    Ability to maintain confidentiality

    A strong overall work ethic

    A fully developed and advanced time management skill set

    Strong problem-solving abilities

    Financial aptitude

    Ability to work in a quiet setting

    Preferred Qualifications:

    Bachelor’s degree in liberal arts or business discipline

    2 years’ experience in nonprofit administration

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

    Position is 40 hours a week, Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm with occasional weekend and evening work. Requires some travel (15%) within the US and Canada. Generous vacation, sick and holidays as well as shared cost of health benefits and retirement plan with organizational matching ( after 1 year of employment).

    Salary is based on experience, $35,000-39,000

    Offices are located in downtown Baltimore within the Maryland History Center with free parking available.

    The Museum Trustee Association is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be treated without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, gender identity, or any other factor protected by law. Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this role. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.  This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets, and scanners and fax machines.  The position reports to an ADA compliant office and is principally sedentary, which includes sitting for periods of time in front of a computer at a desk. Needs to be able to lift 50 pounds.

    This is a full-time position. To apply please email a resume, cover letter with three professional references to anne@museumtrustee.org. Incomplete applications may not be considered. No phone calls please.


  • 06 Jun 2022 5:00 PM | Mildred DeWitt

    The Phelps Mansion Museum, located in the heart of Binghamton, New York, is a historic house museum and humanities-hub. It is dedicated not only to the preservation and interpretation of local history, but also providing a home for local arts, literature, education, and music. Our museum is the former home of Sherman D. Phelps, a 19th century banker and entrepreneur. The Second Imperial Style mansion was constructed in 1871 and now sits on the National Register of Historic Places and was chartered by the New York State Board of Regents in 2005. We are seeking an innovative Executive Director who will further our mission statement by building on the museum’s existing programming, leading fundraising efforts, applying to grants, and overseeing a team of volunteers and small staff.  

    Phelps Mansion mission statement: “The Phelps Mansion Museum will utilize and preserve its unique Victorian facility and collections to serve the public through regular tours, exhibits, and programs emphasizing local history, education, literature, art and music.

    Employment type: Full-time, salaried position, $44-48K plus benefits
    Contract : 1 year interim contract
    Work Schedule:  40 hours a week, including evenings and weekends to correspond with museum programming
    Reports To:  Chair of the Board and the Board of Trustees
    Supervises:  All staff (currently 1)
    Purpose:  Functions as the CEO with overall responsibilities for leadership and administration of all of the functions of the Phelps Mansion Museum.

    Job responsibilities: 

    • Manage the Museum’s operations, including development, education, public programming, historic preservation and finance.
    • Work collaboratively and collegially with the Board of Trustees. 
    • Oversee programming that reaches a broad racial, ethnic, and religious demographic, and specifically expand programming focused on attracting more families and children to the mansion. 
    • Oversee an effective plan to establish a distinct identity for the museum, including being a spokesperson and chief advocate for the museum  
    • Supervise human resources for a current staff of one, including hiring and termination of staff.
    • Develop K-12 programming that is in accordance with NYS education standards. 
    • Manage partnerships with professional organizations and other local nonprofits and foster opportunities for collaboration.
    • Engage with and cultivate relationships with major individual, foundation, and corporate donors.
    • Foster a strong volunteer base and efficiently coordinate volunteer labor. 
    • Act as museum liaison to City of Binghamton and other local government officials and agencies.
    • Oversee public relations, marketing, and fundraising campaigns, as well as the museum’s social media accounts 
    • Manage and oversee the museum’s day-to-day financial operations.
    • Apply for government, non-profit, and foundation grants to support museum operations and preservation of the historic facilities. 
    • Oversee the handling, care, and preservation of the museum’s collections

     

    Job Qualifications

    • Masters degree preferred
    • Experience in a museum or related field that demonstrates the applicant’s ability to support a non-profit organization and manage service for the museum, including financial management, public relations, fundraising, and historic preservation
    • Demonstrated ability to oversee and collaborate with staff and volunteers
    • Strong record of community outreach 
    • Demonstrated success in fundraising and crafting public and private partnerships, including the ability to communicate an organization’s mission to donors, volunteers, and the overall community 
    • Experience in social media management and a demonstrated ability to use social media effectively 
    • Familiarity with Upstate New York is a plus. 

     

    How to Apply: 

    To be considered for this position, please submit a cover letter, resume, and three references to search@phelpsmansion.org. 

    It is the policy of The Phelps Mansion Museum to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, The Phelps Mansion Museum will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. The Phelps Mansion Museum embraces diverse skills, perspectives, and ideas, and encourages people of color, veterans, people with disabilities, LGBTQ candidates, and people from other underrepresented groups to apply.


  • 02 Jun 2022 10:28 AM | Lake Champlain Maritime Museum

    Compensation: $18-20/hour, comprehensive benefits package

    Job Type: Full Time 40hrs/wk (some weekend time)

    Job Description

    The Public Programs & Volunteer Manager will work closely with the team of staff in the Visitor Experience & Learning department for onsite and digital programs at Lake Champlain Maritime Museum. Their primary focus will be initiating and executing public programs for visitors as well as special events at the Museum on a wide range of topics, including history, archaeology, ecology, and diversity & equity topics as they connect to the people and landscape of Lake Champlain. The ideal candidate will have experience in coordinating both large and small-scale events for a wide range of audiences and have strong organizational and communication skills.

    In addition to programming at the Museum, this position will also supervise and support the vibrant community of volunteers at the Museum. Volunteers are a vital part of the Museum and are involved in interpreting for visitors, restoration in the boat shop, collections and administrative support, and much more. The Public Programs & Volunteer Manager will oversee scheduling and communicating with volunteers on a regular basis as well as growing the volunteer pool to meet the needs of the Museum. As part of working with the Visitor Experience & Learning team, this position will also help to support the educational programs on as needed basis, including field trips and school programs.

    At Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, we are committed to using our skills as historians to help make systemic change in our work and in the museum field. As part of this, we have spent the past two years working to remove barriers to access and pursuing new research projects that shine a light on untold stories of women and people of color in the Champlain Valley. Yet, we recognize that there is more work to do to create space, challenge bias, and dismantle systems that reinforce inequality. We believe this position will play a critical role in connecting these topics to members of our community through programming and volunteering. We are committed to improving our experience with the Museum for all peoples who connect with us and are looking for a candidate who is excited to join us in this important work.

    Qualifications

    • Experience in developing, organizing, and coordinating events for the public, both in-person and digitally.
    • Strong organizational and communication skills, particularly when working with large groups of people.
    • Experience or strong interest in working with museums or non-profits.
    • Ability to organize and prioritize tasks, including strong communication skills.
    • Strong interpersonal and collaborative team skills.
    • An interest and commitment to DEI/representative work in museums.
    • A commitment to collaboration and an enthusiasm for Lake Champlain, its history, and its future

    Basic Responsibilities

    • Developing, organizing, and implementing public programs both onsite at the Museum and digitally, collaborating with other Visitor Experience staff.
    • Creating opportunities and connections through programs and volunteering to center issues of diversity, equity, inclusivity, accessibility, and justice.
    • Supervising and supporting the volunteer community at the Museum, including regular correspondence and facilitating school and corporate volunteer groups.
    • Scheduling volunteer interpreters during the summer season and developing training materials, including written materials and talks. 
    • Supporting opening and closing procedures of the Museum and collaborating with admissions staff, Visitor Experience staff, and onsite interpreters and volunteers.
    • Supporting education staff with onsite programs such as school programs and field trips as needed.

    How to Apply

    Please submit a resume, cover letter, and two references to katharine@lcmm.org with the subject line “Public Programs & Volunteer Manager.” Applications will close on June 30, 2022  




  • 31 May 2022 12:17 PM | Kate Messenger

    Salary: $31,500-$44,075

    Full Time

    Description:

    Plans, manages, and implements spaces and programs including events, exhibits, competitions, and other venues including the Art in City Spaces Program and First Friday Art Walk.

    Link to a more detailed description and qualifications for the position:

    https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/cityofocala/jobs/3572221/cultural-arts-coordinator-arts?pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs


  • 23 May 2022 10:19 PM | Tony Lessin

     

     

     

     

     

    Floyd County Historical Society

    Museum Director

    Job Description

     

    Position: Museum Director

    Reports to: Museum Board of Directors

    Job Type: Full-Time

    Work Schedule: 40 hours per week. Tuesday-Saturday. May include evenings and weekends to correspond with hours of operations and programs.

    Salary: $40,000 commensurate with education and experience, plus health insurance supplement

     

     

    Position Description:

    Floyd County Historical Society and Museum, located in Charles City, Iowa, seeks a Museum Director who will conduct the general operation and administration of the Museum, focusing on its financial efforts, as well as oversee its collections, programs, and marketing.

    Organizational Profile:

    The mission of the Floyd County Historical Society is to keep alive an active interest in Floyd County history by collecting, preserving, and interpreting materials relating to Floyd County.

    The Floyd County Historical Society and Museum, operating as the Floyd County Museum, is a 501(c)3 non-profit. Organized in 1953, the Society is governed by a Board of Directors with daily museum operations carried out by two paid staff members. The Museum serves the immediate community of Floyd County and visitors to our area.

    The Historical Society is the largest repository for Hart-Parr, Oliver, White, and Minneapolis-Moline farm equipment archives. As such, a significant amount of time is spent promoting, marketing, and reproducing manuals, tractor build sheets, blueprints, photographs, service bulletins, and on research of these archives.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Responsibilities and Duties:

    • ·       Manage the Museum’s operations, including development, education, public programs, finances, exhibits, and collections.
    • ·       Work collaboratively with the Board of Directors to progress the museum forward.
    • ·       Supervise staff, volunteers, and interns. Responsible for the hiring, training, and termination.
    • ·       Manage partnerships with professional organizations, other nonprofits, and foster opportunities for future collaborations.
    • ·       Act as museum liaison with Silos and Smokestacks National Heritage Area, Charles City Chamber of Commerce Tourism Committee, Charles City Historic Preservation Commission, North Iowa Area Community College, and various farm equipment collectors associations.
    • ·       Foster a strong volunteer base and efficiently coordinate volunteer labor.
    • ·       Oversee public relations, marketing, and fundraising campaigns.
    • ·       Apply for grants to support museum operations, programs, and capital improvement projects.
    • ·       Engage with and cultivate relationships with major individual, foundation, and corporate donors.
    • ·       Ensure museum is following museum best practices and standards.
    • ·       Oversee promotion, marketing, and selling of Tractor Archival materials as well as collaborations with the many organizations that continue to promote and preserve the various farm equipment companies.
    • ·       Must be able to lift items weighing up to 25lbs regularly.
    • ·       Manage museum social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram) and website (WordPress site hosted by Bluehost).

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Qualifications:

    Minimum Requirements:

    • ·       Grant writing experience and knowledge of fundraising strategies and donor relations unique to the nonprofit sector and ability to implement these strategies.
    • ·       Bachelors Degree in Non-profit Management, History, Museum studies or related field. Or equivalent experience.
    • ·       Not-for-Profit Accounting aptitude and solid, hands-on, budget management skills, including budget preparation, analysis, decision-making, and reporting.
    • ·       An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience would be considered by the Search Committee.

    Preferred Skills:

    • ·       Demonstrated success in fundraising, grant writing, and crafting public and private partnerships; including the ability to communicate an organization’s mission to donors, volunteers, and the overall community.
    • ·       Demonstrated ability to oversee and collaborate with staff and volunteers.
    • ·       Experience in website, marketing, and social media management and a demonstrated ability to use social media and WordPress effectively.
    • ·       Knowledge of current copyright policies and procedures.

     

    How to Apply:

    Email a resume and cover letter to tlessin86@gmail.com

    Please place “Museum Director Job Opening” in the subject line.

    Phone: 641-220-5918, Tony Lessin, Co-President, Board of Directors

    https://floydcountymuseum.org

  • 09 May 2022 9:41 PM | Laurie Baty

    Description

    The National Capital Radio & Television Museum, located in Bowie, Maryland, is looking for a dynamic collaborative leader to take the Museum to the next level. The Executive Director has overall responsibility for managing the day-to-day operations of the National Capital Radio & Television Museum (NCRTV), including, but not limited to: fundraising, staff supervision, planning, financial and program management, marketing, and community relations. This work is subject to the Board of Director’s (Board) oversight. The Executive Director will work closely with the Board to help formulate and put into practice the Board’s vision for the museum.While a degree in Museum Studies or an allied field is preferred, all candidates with appropriate work experience will be considered. This is a 30 hour a week position and is ideal for someone just starting in the field of museum management. Please see the position description for additional information. Complete applications will consist of a cover letter and resume covering qualifications. Email to lauriebaty@gmail.com with NCRTV Executive Director in subject line.

    Starting with no building, no funds, no collection, and only a handful of dedicated volunteers, the Museum began by borrowing artifacts from local radio collectors and mounting temporary exhibits in several of the region’s public libraries, downtown at the George Washington University, and at the City Place Mall in Silver Spring, Maryland.  The Museum opened its doors to the public in June 1999, and celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2009. The spirit of those original volunteers is still a key aspect of the museum community, with current volunteers actively involved as Docents, Radio Repair technicians, and our active Board of Directors. The Executive Director will be the face of the museum to the community, and should embody the same spirit.

    Requirements

    Major Duties and Responsibilities

    Key responsibilities include overseeing and managing all aspects of the museum’s operations, exhibits, and education programming; coordinating all aspects of the Museum’s fundraising; serving as the Museum’s face to the community; establishing and nurturing key collaborations with local and regional partners; overseeing the development of innovative new programming; capitalizing on education outreach opportunities; and developing and executing a long-term strategic plan for the Museum.

    Oversee and Manage All Activities of the Museum

    • Assist in the development of an annual budget and deliver results against budget.
    • Set direction and create alignment around responsibilities.
      • Delegate appropriate activities and authority.
    • Manage relationship with the 3rd party accounting partner.
    • Prepare and actively focus the Board on key organizational and operational issues as part of the Board and committee meetings.
    • Work closely with the Executive Committee and the Board to develop and execute the strategic plan for the Museum.

     Represent the Museum in the Community

    • Manage ongoing strategic partnerships.
    • Develop and secure new strategic partnerships.
    • Represent the Museum at community and foundation events.
    • Manage Museum publicity.

     Lead Operating Fund Development

    • Develop and implement fundraising strategies to support the operation of the Museum, including, but not limited to:
      • Foundations
      • Corporations
      • Individuals

     Other Key Responsibilities

    • Coordinate grant writing and Board and staff involvement in development.
    • Coordinate the annual gala or other fundraising activities.
    • Conduct annual performance evaluations of volunteers.
    • Create and implement a [or] the strategic plan for Board development.
    • Assist in the recruiting and interviewing of potential new Board Members (with the Board Development Committee).
    • Network with other non-profit executive directors in community.
    • Prepare documents in preparation for and to be used at Board meetings.

    Position Qualifications:

    Education: Bachelor’s degree or higher, preferably with a concentration in museum studies, non-profit management, or history.

     Required Experience:

    • Experience with personnel and financial management of a small organization, and familiarity with financial software (such as QuickBooks).
    • Familiarity with office computer software (e.g., Microsoft Office suite); website development and updating is a plus.
    • Experience in setting priorities and delegating tasks to both staff and volunteers.
    • Experience in the areas below is desirable:
    • Experience with marketing, publicity, and public relations.
    • Experience with fundraising for a non-profit organization.
    • Familiarity with the museum environment and community.
    Salary expected to be between $34-42K depending on qualifications.
  • 05 May 2022 10:11 AM | Amy Glenn

    Job Description

    Glencairn Museum, located in Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania, is seeking a full-time Education Assistant to join its Education Department beginning August 1, 2022. The successful candidate will demonstrate a passion for and ability to educate students of all ages through the interpretation of material objects.

    Glencairn Museum is part of the Academy of the New Church and is affiliated with the General Church of the New Jerusalem (newchurch.org), a Christian denomination based on the theology of Emanuel Swedenborg. The mission of Glencairn Museum is to engage a diverse audience with the common human endeavor to find higher meaning and purpose in our lives. This is achieved by recognizing universal spiritual concepts expressed in religious beliefs and practices around the world—past and present—through the interpretation of art, artifacts, and other cultural expressions of faith. A special focus of the Museum is to preserve and interpret art and artifacts that illustrate New Church beliefs and practices. Glencairn is seeking applicants who are committed to the Museum’s mission and values. For more information about Glencairn Museum and its mission, please visit glencairnmuseum.org/about-us

    As much of the education programming closely follows the academic year, duties and responsibilities can vary seasonally.

    Details

    • $38,000-$44,000 yearly salary
    • Full-time, exempt, benefits eligible
    • Reports to Educational Programs Manager

    Responsibilities

    • Teaching education programs to K-12 school and homeschool groups.
    • Assisting with the daily, weekly, and annual creation and preparation of program materials.
    • Assisting with ongoing program development, review, and assessment.
    • Assisting in the development and execution of annual events for families and students.
    • Providing general support and assistance to the Educational Programs Manager.

    Personal and Professional Requirements

    • Employees of Glencairn Museum are expected to uphold the mission, principles, and polices of the Academy of the New Church; support the mission of Glencairn Museum; and follow all Museum policies and guidelines.
    • B.A. or B.S. in education, museum studies, art history, world religion, or related field, or experience in museum education required.
    • Passion and enthusiasm for education through material objects.
    • Strong presentation and interpersonal skills, including ability to engage students of all ages (K-12) as well the general public.
    • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team, while also being self-motivated and self-sufficient on individual projects.
    • Ability to master breadth of content.
    • Ability to maintain a calm presence.
    • Flexibility and adaptability when engaging children with objects, ultimately creating a positive experience for all children.
    • Strong organizational skills while demonstrating the ability to remain fluid and flexible.
    • Interest in further education and/or professional training in museum education.
    • Occasional weekend and evening work.
    • Ability to move and carry educational materials to setup and deliver programming.
    • Valid driver’s license required as some programming will require traveling off site using a Museum vehicle.
    • Current Pennsylvania background checks including:
    1. Department of Human Services Child Abuse History Clearance
    2. Pennsylvania State Police Request for Criminal Records Check
    3. Federal Criminal History Record Information (CHRI)

    How to Apply

    An important part of our interview process is understanding why this position and our mission particularly resonated with you, so even if you feel that you don't check every box or meet every requirement above, please still consider applying. Applicants should submit a resume, a cover letter including a discussion of their interest in and ability to contribute to Glencairn Museum’s mission through educational programs, and contact information for three references to Amy Glenn at amy.glenn@glencairnmuseum.org. The application deadline is May 31.

    Contact Person

    Amy Glenn, Educational Programs Manager

    amy.glenn@glencairnmuseum.org

    267.502.2962

  • 02 May 2022 12:20 PM | Anonymous

    Exhibition Manager Position

    Position Description

    The Maryland Center for History and Culture (MCHC) seeks a dynamic team member to join our Museum Department as the Exhibition Manager. Reporting to the Director of Collections and working closely with the Vice President of Collections and Interpretation, this position will serve as project manager for the robust rotating exhibition schedule at MCHC, as well as provide key services to exhibition installation and upkeep. Our new team member will also help with institutional collection management initiatives as needed.

    Responsibilities

    • Project management of exhibition development in the Museum’s 10 galleries;
    • Work with the Vice President of Collections and Interpretation to set and maintain annual exhibition schedules;
    • Coordinate and oversee contractors including designers, fabricators, and art handlers;
    • Organize and maintain exhibition-related documents;
    • Monitor and maintain as needed the condition of long-term exhibitions;
    • Track exhibition budgets;
    • Design and install all exhibition lighting;
    • Lead and assist in art and object installation;
    • Install Museum and Library objects in exhibitions;
    • ·         Carry out ad hoc de-installation and installation of objects as needed throughout the Museum;
    • ·         Assist with collection moves.

    Qualifications

    • Experience in project management;
    • ·         Experience designing and installing all exhibition lighting;
    • ·         Proficiency in installing artwork and objects of various mediums;
    • ·         Excellent communication skills;
    • ·         Strong knowledge of exhibition standards and practices;
    • ·         Proficiency with power tools a plus;
    • ·         Ability to lift 75 pounds.

    About the Position

    This is a full-time, salaried position with benefits with occasional evening and weekend hours. The salary range is $40,000 -45,000 annually. The final salary will be determined based on the experience and qualifications of the successful candidate.

    How to Apply

    Please email a cover letter, and resume with contacts of three professional supervisory references to jobs@mdhistory.org by May 31, 2022. Subject line: Exhibition Manager. Incomplete applications may not be considered. No phone calls, please.

    About MCHC

    The Maryland Center for History and Culture is an equal opportunity employer that seeks to educate people of all ages about the American experience through the rich history of Maryland using their collections and to preserve important objects and archival materials from prehistoric Maryland to the present day. We do not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or any other status protected by law and strongly encourage all qualified professionals to apply.

    The Maryland Center for History and Culture collects, preserves, and interprets the history, art, and culture of Maryland. By exploring multiple perspectives and sharing national stories through the lens of Maryland, MCHC inspires critical thinking, creativity, and community. Learn more at mdhistory.org.


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