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  • 19 Mar 2024 10:54 AM | Megan Tewell



    Under the supervision of the Heritage Alliance’s Executive Director, the Museum Specialist is responsible for contributing to the organization’s activities, including collections management, exhibit development, public programming, special events, and nonprofit administration tasks.


    The Museum Specialist is responsible for a variety of rotating tasks, depending on the needs of the organization. These include collections care and management, as well as exhibit research and development. Coordinating with the Executive Director and relevant museum personnel, the Museum Specialist will participate in educational initiatives, mostly with K-12 school groups, as well as public programming, community outreach, and special events. The Museum Specialist will also be tasked with administrative tasks typical of a nonprofit, including interfacing with the public (via phone, email, and in-person), coordinating volunteers, data entry, filing, and similar duties.


    Compensation begins at $14.00 hourly. This is a Flextime position, totaling 15 hours per week. Please note, this job involves occasional weekend work and/or working hours that extend after 5:00 PM. Regarding physical demands, this position requires regular standing, walking, sitting, and talking while performing the necessary duties. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.


    A degree and/or course work in museum studies, history, and/or public history is desirable. Applicants should have some familiarity with and/or experience in museums, including standard museum procedures, as well as exhibit development, interpretive principles, and collections care. The ideal candidate will be self-motivated, creative, and collaborative. We seek an outgoing candidate who possesses strong writing and people skills, as well as a good attitude.

    How to Apply

    Send a résumé, cover letter, and two letters of reference to Dr. Megan Cullen Tewell, Executive Director, at Applications will be accepted until 5:00 pm EST on Friday, April 12, 2024 or until the position has been filled. For more information, call the office of the Heritage Alliance at 423-753-9580 or visit our website at

  • 19 Mar 2024 10:52 AM | Megan Tewell




    Under the supervision of the Heritage Alliance’s Executive Director, the Museum Manager is responsible for all aspects of running the Chester Inn State Historic Site & Museum, as well as the Jonesborough/Washington County History Museum. Such responsibilities include visitor relations, volunteer training, collections management, exhibit development, and program administration.


    The Museum Manager is responsible for collections care, including accessions, condition reporting, conservation, storage, and deaccessioning. Additionally, the Museum Manager is responsible for researching, planning, and developing regular, rotating exhibits on pertinent historical topics. Coordinating with the Executive Director and relevant museum personnel, the Museum Manager will participate in concepting, developing, and initiating educational and outreach programs for the museum, including traveling exhibits. The Museum Manager will also provide appropriate training for volunteer docents and supervise scheduling. This position is also responsible for creating educational programs and materials for school groups and the general public. K-12 programs and materials will be appropriate for various grade levels and align with state and local history education standards, as well as museum best practices. The Museum Manager position is public-facing and requires frequent interaction with a diverse range of people. This position also requires coordination with the State of Tennessee Historical Commission on the cooperative management of The Chester Inn State Historic Site and Museum.


    Compensation begins at $29,500 annually with select benefits (sick leave, vacation leave, and bereavement leave; no health insurance offered at this time). This is a Flextime position, totaling 40 hours per week. Please note, this job involves weekend working hours and working hours that extend after 5:00 PM. Regarding physical demands, this position requires regular standing, walking, sitting, and talking while performing the necessary duties. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.


    An advanced degree or course work in museum studies, history, and/or public history is desirable. Applicants should have work experience in museums and familiarity with standard museum procedures, as well as exhibit development, interpretive principles, and collections care. The ideal candidate will be self-motivated and creative, able to maintain existing programs as well as conceive, develop, and execute new ones. We seek a creative, outgoing candidate who possesses strong writing and people skills. It is essential that the incoming Museum Manager has experience and skill interacting with the public.

    How to Apply

    Send a résumé, cover letter, and two letters of reference to Dr. Megan Cullen Tewell, Executive Director, at Applications will be accepted until 5:00 pm EST on Friday, April 12, 2024 or until the position has been filled. For more information, call the office of the Heritage Alliance at 423-753-9580 or visit our website at

  • 13 Mar 2024 10:33 AM | Bruce Thibodeau

    The Chief Development Officer (CDO) is responsible for planning, implementing, overseeing, and assessing the LMNS’s fundraising plans in support of the organization’s strategic vision and growth. The CDO will effectively represent the organization’s philanthropy interests to all constituencies to establish and advance ambitious goals in support of LMNS’s operations and endowment. Reporting to the CEO and serving as a strategic thought partner and member of the senior leadership team, the CDO will lead LMNS’s annual fund, major gift, membership, planned, corporate, and foundation giving, events, and government relations, including the development of a capital campaign.


    Collaborating with the CEO, Board of Directors, and leadership team, the CDO will contribute to LMNS’ strategic planning process, deliver innovative strategies, and lead by example in a mission-driven work environment balancing the need and relevance of programs with fiscal accountability and organizational impact in keeping with LMNS’s values, mission, and vision.


    Roles and Responsibilities

    Strategic Leadership

    • Lead, oversee, and integrate a fundraising plan, with goals, objectives, timelines, and assignment of responsibilities to achieve and support initiatives within the museum’s strategic plan.
    • Serve as a strategic and innovative thought partner and member of the leadership team to secure necessary funding for exhibitions, programs, and experiences, that are vital to community engagement and the national and international reputation of the museum.
    • Cultivate and maintain strong partnerships with the board, major donors, foundations, public agencies, and corporate funders to grow substantial contributed revenue opportunities.
    • Identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward a personal portfolio of current and new funding sources, and explore innovative opportunities for expanding individual, foundation, and corporate philanthropy.
    • Guide, enhance, and increase the membership base, creating compelling programs and opportunities for members while developing a pipeline for community engagement and support.
    • Increase working capital reserves and endowment to support long-term financial stability for the organization as part of the comprehensive campaign for a new facility.
    • Maintain best practices and knowledge of significant trends in philanthropy and adapt fundraising strategies as necessary.
    • Embrace other strategic leadership responsibilities as needed.


    Board and Donor Engagement

    §  Identify and recruit new board members, educate members about their role in advancing a culture of philanthropy, cultivate and solicit their financial support, maximize their engagement with the museum, and leverage their respective networks to expand the donor base and support for the museum, in partnership with the CEO.

    §  Devise strategies with the Development Committee that allow the museum’s community to engage with the museum as donors, sponsors, partners, advisors, and community ambassadors.

    §  Ensure high-quality, individualized, and meaningful stewardship of donors, coordinating with colleagues throughout the museum and personally stewarding donors as needed.

    §  Speak skillfully and persuasively about the museum’s vision for the future with current and prospective board members and donors.

    §  Lead and mentor the development team, creating and promoting effective cultivation and solicitation opportunities that involve the director, board, and staff team members as needed.

    §  Advise board members individually and collectively, on best practices in community ambassadorship and donor cultivation.

    §  Embrace other board engagement and recruitment, and donor engagement responsibilities as needed.


    Team and Organizational Oversight

    §  Recruit, diversify, coach, inspire, and motivate a strong fundraising team that represents LMNS’s communities.

    §  Ensure sound fiscal operation of the fundraising function, including timely, accurate, and comprehensive budgeting, monitoring, forecasting, and reporting of charitable contributions and department expenses in partnership with the Director of Finance.

    §  Maintain consistent messaging and outreach strategies with Marketing and Communications as they relate to all fundraising efforts.

    §  Create a supportive, collaborative, productive, and healthy work environment based on respect, teamwork, and the equity, diversity, and inclusion values of the LMNS.

    §  Set performance standards and provide timely, constructive feedback while supporting opportunities for professional development.

    §  Support team ingenuity and innovation with appropriate human resources, structures, systems, and technological platforms that align with current and future trends in fundraising.

    §  Enhance and ensure the strategic use of the database and other development communication tools, coordinating communications with existing and potential donors to ensure the highest level of donor engagement, satisfaction, expressions of appreciation, and active stewardship.

    §  Embrace other team and organizational oversight responsibilities as needed.


    Traits and Characteristics

    The CDO will be an experienced fundraising professional with a demonstrated capacity to achieve contributed revenue goals, an affinity for the LMNS’s mission, collection, and programs, and a passion to positively impact the organization’s long-term success. The successful candidate will be goal-oriented and highly self-motivated, balancing both individual and team autonomy and collaboration with finesse. The CDO will be highly accountable with strong attention to detail and exceptional follow-through in partnership with the CEO, board, and senior leadership team. An effective communicator and authentic relationship builder, they will show sensitivity and a strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in all its forms. 

    Other key competencies include:

    §  Leadership and Diplomacy – The dexterity to anticipate, meet, and exceed a variety of stakeholder needs and expectations, inspiring others in effectively handling difficult or sensitive issues.

    §  Teamwork – The agility to cooperate with others to meet objectives; and to organize and motivate others while creating of sense of trust, order, direction, and active participation among the board, staff, and other stakeholders to achieve collective goals.

    §  Flexibility and Creativity – The capacity to respond quickly and adapt to change with minimal resistance, adapting to change and creating new approaches to achieve desired results.

    §  Stakeholder Focus The sensitivity to anticipate, meet, and frequently exceed patron and stakeholder needs, wants, and expectations.

    §  Planning, Organizing and Project Management – The capability to build trust and cooperate with others to meet objectives, establishing courses of action to ensure that work is completed effectively.


    A minimum of eight years of progressive experience in development leadership roles with a comprehensive understanding of functional areas is essential, including individual giving, institutional giving, annual appeals, foundation and government grants, membership programs, planned and endowment gifts, stewardship, and board relations. Participation in a major capital, endowment, or comprehensive campaign is preferred, but no required. Demonstrated acumen and commitment to the intersection of art history and social justice is essential. Genuine enthusiasm for art and its transformative power, exceptional written and interpersonal skills, and a high degree of professionalism and integrity are needed. A record of recruiting and developing exceptional people and fostering a transparent and collaborative work environment is a key to success. Educational credentials and demonstrated professional experience supporting leadership intelligence, organizational growth, arts and culture experiences, and community engagement, are highly desired.

    Compensation and Benefits

    Levine Museum of the New South offers a competitive and equitable compensation package, with an anticipated annual salary range between $125,000 to $150,000. Employee benefits include paid vacation, sick leave, personal days, and holidays; health, long-term disability, and life insurance; and a voluntary 401(k) retirement plan.


    Applications and Inquiries

    To submit a cover letter and resume highlighting relevant and demonstrable accomplishments (electronic submissions preferred), please visit For questions or general inquiries about this job opportunity, please contact:


    Renée Danger-James, Vice President

    1040 First Avenue, Suite 352

    New York, New York 10022-2991

    Tel       (888) 234.4236 Ext. 212



    Levine Museum of the New South is committed to sharing the stories of historically underrepresented people and cultures and acknowledging and addressing systemic inequities and wrongdoings both internally and externally.


    Levine Museum is in a unique position to expose injustices in our community, past and present, and to raise awareness of DEAI issues. We value differences and work to remove and reduce emotional, cognitive, physical, and financial barriers to Levine Museum’s offerings.


    We will commit to fearlessly facing and addressing historical inequities, and we will continue to foster conversation, inspire empathy, and celebrate communities in everything we do.

  • 12 Mar 2024 2:23 PM | Amy Glenn

    Job Description

    Glencairn Museum is seeking seasonal summer camp counselors to join us for summer camp from June 10 – July 19, 2024. Successful candidates will demonstrate a passion for and ability to create a positive, safe, and fun environment for children, engage children through the interpretation of material objects, and work collaboratively with other staff.

    Glencairn Museum is part of the Academy of the New Church and is affiliated with the General Church of the New Jerusalem (, 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


    • $15.00 per hour, 148 hours
    • Hours vary from 8-30 hours per week
    • Seasonal, no benefits
    • Reports to Educational Programs Manager


    • Supervising campers ages 8-13 with a 1:5 ratio of counselors to campers.
    • Leading all camp activities including craft projects, baking, outdoor games and activities, theater elements, small group check-ins, etc.
    • Knowing and enacting all Glencairn Museum operational, safety, and emergency policies.
    • Working independently and collaboratively with other counselors and wider Museum staff.

    Personal and Professional Requirements

    • Employees of Glencairn Museum are expected to uphold the mission, principles, and policies of the Academy of the New Church; support the mission of Glencairn Museum; and follow all Museum policies and guidelines.
    • Must be at least 18 years old.
    • Previous experience as a camp counselor or related field preferred.
    • Passion and enthusiasm for education through material objects.
    • Strong presentation and interpersonal skills, including ability to engage students and communicate information clearly, carefully, and accurately.
    • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team, while also being self-motivated and self-sufficient on individual projects.
    • Ability to follow instructions and consistently follow through on tasks.
    • Ability to master breadth of content.
    • Ability to maintain a calm presence.
    • Ability to maintain a clean and organized workspace, and a courteous and respectful demeanor.
    • 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.
    • Ability to move and carry educational materials to setup and deliver programming.
    • Position will require application for Pennsylvania background checks (fees covered by Glencairn Museum) including:
      • Department of Human Services Child Abuse History Clearance
      • Pennsylvania State Police Request for Criminal Records Check
      • 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 our Summer Camp program, and contact information for two references to Amy Glenn at The application deadline is March 31, 2024.

    Contact Person

    Amy Glenn

    Educational Programs Manager


  • 11 Mar 2024 2:20 PM | KymNoelle Hopson

    The Exhibit Coordinator is responsible for the design, development, and execution of exhibitions and displays at the Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum. This position plays a key role presenting engaging and informative exhibits that showcase the diverse cultural, historical, and environmental aspects of the Arctic region.

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Collaborate with the Director of the Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum and Arctic Studies Center, Curator, museum staff, and community partners to conceptualize and develop new exhibitions that align with the museum’s mission and objectives.
    • Coordinate and execute the design, layout, installation, and dismantling of exhibits.
    • Manage exhibition timelines, deadlines, and project timelines to ensure timely completion of projects and deliverables.
    • Adhere to museum conservation, ADA, NAGPRA regulations, and safety standards.
    • Manage the museum exhibit production workshop and ensure its operation meets safety standards.
    • Assist with monitoring of HVAC systems in museum facilities and alerts HVAC technicians about problems.
    • Supervise and provide guidance to Exhibit Technician and support staff involved in exhibit installation, maintenance, and dismantling.

    Pay and Benefits:

    • The salary range for this position is expected to be: $59,000 (minimum) – $65,600 (maximum)
    • A variety of health insurance plans (Effective on date of hire).
    • Generous Retirement Plan – 10.12% annual compensation contribution (Eligible after 1 year of service and age 26) .
    • Life and Disability Insurance.
    • Paid time off – Vacation, Personal, Holidays, and Special Days Off (
    • Paid parental leave.
    • Access to many of the College’s facilities including the gym and pool, including household.
    • Access to events, speakers, and sport events on campus.
    • Free fitness and wellness classes!
    • And more:


    • Master’s degree in museum design, set design, art history, anthropology, or a related design field.
    • Strong organizational and project management skills, with the ability to multitask and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
    • Artifact handling experience.
    • Sensitivity to diversity of perspectives and willingness to represent them in a respectful manner.
    • Working knowledge of hand and power tools for exhibit construction, installation, and maintenance.
    • Ability to design, build, install, maintain, and dismantle exhibits, adhering to ADA, safety, and conservation protocols as they apply to exhibitions of museum collections
    • Strong oral and written communication skills, with proficiency in computer software for exhibit design, graphics, and documentation.
    • Ability and willingness to learn new software applications and technologies as needed.
    • Attention to detail and ability to work effectively as a member of a team, collaborating with colleagues and stakeholders to achieve common goals.


    • 4-7 years of previous experience in museum or gallery exhibition design, curation, or collections management.
    • Prior experience must include building exhibits, handling and installing 2-D and 3-D museum collections.
    • A valid driver’s license and the ability to meet the requirements of the College’s Motor Vehicle Use Policy.
    • This position requires a criminal background check and pre-placement physical.
    • Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process will need to submit a portfolio of previous exhibit work.


    • Generally, Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm.
    • May be required to work occasional weekends and evening hours.

    Full Listing:

  • 06 Mar 2024 3:05 PM | Ricki Levine

    To learn more and apply, please visit: 

    The Holland Museum

    The Holland Museum is a dynamic organization working in a reciprocal relationship with the community of Holland in beautiful West Michigan along the Lake Michigan shore. Telling the stories of Holland through exhibits and programs, the Holland Museum connects people with the community’s past, and encourages them to share those stories in their own lives.

    The Holland Historical Trust, dba the Holland Museum began in 1937 as the Netherlands Museum. It was housed for 53 years in a residential structure that at one time had been the hospital. In December 1992, the museum was renamed the Holland Museum and moved into the landmark 1914 federal post office building which retains much of its historic character.

    Three additional facilities complete the Holland Museum, the Cappon House, home of Holland’s first Mayor, along with a barn on the property, the 1867 Settlers House located several doors down, and the 1924 Holland Armory building, purchased with a gift from the daughter of the Armory’s founder, Col. Henry Geerds. In addition, the Smithsonian Spark!Lab is a permanent exhibit that allows children and families to create, collaborate, explore, test, experiment and problem-solve thorough traditional STEM activities complemented with art, history, and creativity.

    The Holland Museum is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM). The annual budget is in the $850,000 range, there is a staff of 11 FTE, and visitors total about 8,500 annually.

    Summary of Responsibilities

    The Executive Director will provide leadership in preserving and promoting the area’s heritage including both the unique contributions of the Dutch settlers and the important stories of other resident and immigrant groups. They will become an integral part of the community’s cultural and educational life by forging mutually rewarding partnerships with community organizations of all sectors. The Executive Director will be charged with advancing the existing strategic plan and initiatives using a collaborative and entrepreneurial approach.

    ·         Works in partnership with a responsive and experienced staff and Board of Trustees to oversee all aspects of the institution, sustain its excellence and broaden its impact.

    ·         Directs the Museum’s operations, to ensure the alignment of revenue opportunities, development, exhibits, education and public programming, finances, external communications, and staffing.

    ·         Creates a strong and stable financial foundation for the Museum. Develops and implements new fundraising strategies.

    ·         Focuses all activities and programs with an eye on the Holland Museum’s mission, and a focus to remain in alignment with AAM’s Accreditation standards.

    ·         Ensures that necessary human resources are developed by fostering a culture of mutual respect and appreciation between board and staff, building accountability through clear expectations, regular performance evaluations and providing professional development and enrichment opportunities for staff.

    ·         Oversees management, maintenance and capital projects of the property, facilities/grounds, and collections of the Museum, engaging outside expert advice as necessary. With staff, develops strategies to optimize their use.

    ·         Works in collaboration with staff, oversees curation and installation of all Museum exhibitions and the development and coordination of public programs.

    ·         Engages target audiences in co-creation of programs and exhibitions; incorporates new technology and media into exhibitions and programs to enliven the visitor experience.

    ·         Expands offerings for students of all ages in coordination with other educational institutions.

    ·         Coordinates /collaborates with schools, organizations, and businesses to create programming that meets community needs of target audiences.

    ·         Ensures the Muesum’s historic resources, collections, and archives are representative of and accessible to the community.

    ·         Oversees the ongoing process to digitize and make artifact collections and archives available online.

    ·         Serves as proactive spokesperson, ambassador, and chief advocate for the Museum. Establishes strong partnerships in the community to leverage good will, financial support, and program and service development. Enhances the Museum’s public image to expand interest and support.

    ·         Works closely with the staff to create an effective communications plan to raise the profile of the Museum. Directs and oversees development of marketing initiatives.

    ·         Oversees promotion of the Museum through innovative media outreach including press releases, website management, social media, museum mailings, etc.

    Desired Leadership Attributes

    ·         Demonstrates and communicates passion for the organization’s mission, vision, strategic plan and accomplishments with stakeholders, potential donors, and funding entities.

    ·         Exhibits outstanding interpersonal skills to build collegial rapport and effective relationships both internally and externally. Relates well to people of diverse backgrounds in a collaborative and welcoming manner.

    ·         Demonstrates success in development/fundraising, networking, and capacity to develop strong community relationships. 

    ·         Creates a strong and stable financial foundation for the Museum. Develops and implements new fundraising strategies with staff and Trustee partners, to bring in revenue from public, corporate, foundation, state/federal and individual sources to assure the financial health of the Museum.

    ·         Cultivates a supportive, respectful organizational culture and ensures a diverse and inspiring workplace encouraging innovation and collaboration.

    ·         Demonstrates commitment to highlighting the historical and contemporary experience of underrepresented communities. Ensures that Museum exhibits and programming engage with critical national conversations about diversity, equity, inclusion, and access. 

    ·         Harnesses technology to attract and serve younger audiences, cultivating new members while retaining current members.

    ·         Explores and expands mutually advantageous collaborations and partnerships with a broad range of organizations with complementary missions and goals.


    The successful candidate will have:

    ·         At least five years of overall nonprofit experience as a leader or manager within a public museum, historical society, or a similar nonprofit organization. Candidates who have not led an organization but can demonstrate the above skills and a high potential to grow into this profile will also be considered.

    • ·         BA degree required, MA/Ph.D. preferred in Museum Studies, Public History, History, Art History, or a discipline related to the Museum’s mission and collections.

    ·         Ability to provide strong leadership, vision, and strategic direction. Experience developing and implementing strategic plans, in concert with a Board of Trustees.

    ·         Demonstrated knowledge of standards and best practices for museums, nonprofits, or similar organizations, as well as a history of involvement in relevant professional organizations.

    ·         Strong record of success in fundraising, grantwriting, membership, and audience development.

    ·         Demonstrated excellence in writing and public speaking.

    ·         Excellent museum operations management skills. Demonstrated ability to supervise, as well as work successfully with, museum staff, volunteers, trustees, and diverse public constituencies.

    ·         Demonstrated success in developing and managing annual operating budgets and long-term planning models. Strong business management and computer skills required.

    ·         Excellent planning, time management and decision-making skills.

    ·         Willingness to work a variable schedule, including weekends and evenings, when needed.

    ·         Experience with and comfort utilizing Microsoft Office Suite including Teams for internal collaboration.

    The Board of Trustees is most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may come from a less traditional background. Trustees may consider an equivalent combination of knowledge, skills, education, and experience to meet minimum qualifications. If you are interested in applying, we encourage you to think broadly about your background and skill set for the role.

    Salary: $85,000-$110,000 + benefits including employee health insurance, paid time off, and professional development. 

    The Holland Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and access. We welcome and encourage applications from all qualified individuals.


    Please use this link to submit your application, cover letter and resume:

  • 03 Mar 2024 9:22 AM | Mary Minott

     Position: Director, Manchester-by-the-Sea Museum 

    Location: 10 Union St., Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts 

    Salary: $40,000 per annum

    Time commitment: 20-24 hours per week

    Applications will be accepted until the position is filled

    Position Description: The Manchester-by-the-Sea Museum is seeking a dynamic and experienced individual to fill the role of Director. As the Director, you will play a pivotal role in preserving and promoting the rich historical heritage of Manchester-by-the-Sea and representing the Museum to the public as a thoughtful leader and advocate.  This position requires a commitment of 20-24 hours per week and reports to the Board of Trustees. 


    Under the direction of the Board of Trustees, implementation of the Museum's strategic plan. Allocate resources  in alignment with the Museum’s mission/strategic plan  and adhere to the Museum budget set by the Board of Trustees. Ensure that the museum maintains high standards of historical integrity. 

     Implementation of board directed fundraising strategies to support the museum's initiatives and ensure continued financial support,  including grant writing, donor cultivation, and community engagement.  Collaborate with the membership committee to support engagement and cultivate new membership.  Utilize existing and create new connections within the museum community to foster collaborations, partnerships, and opportunities for the museum. 

    Management of day-to-today museum operations  including supervisory care of the house museum and grounds, budget and administrative management, website management, staff supervision and training.  Implementation of museum events, educational programming, museum tours and ensuring a seamless and stimulating visitor experience.  Recruit and manage community volunteers and docents.  

    Collaborate with the Curatorial Advisory Committee on the entire breadth of the Museum’s collections -- including artwork, artifacts, archival materials --  and exhibits.  Collaborate with the Program Committee on the implementation of lectures. events and children’s programming.  


    • Demonstrated strong organizational, public speaking and computer skills to maintain and promote the museum's archives, collections, and exhibits.

    • Proven experience in museum management, administration, and development. 

    • Positive leadership skills and ability to develop a team.Supports a fun learning environment within the museum and staff.

    • Demonstrated strong organizational and communication skills with attention to detail. Ability to work effectively within a 20-24-hour workweek. 

    • Demonstrated ability  fundraising techniques, grant writing, and donor relations. 

    • Strategic thinking and the ability to navigate the museum landscape.

    • Passion for history and knowledge of curatorial and archival practices. 

    If you are a strategic thinker with a passion for history, possess the required expertise, have the ability to wear many hats, and are eager to contribute to the cultural enrichment of Manchester-by-the-Sea, we invite you to apply for this exciting opportunity. Please submit your resume and a cover letter

    For more information, call Mary Minott, 617-365-7053

  • 01 Mar 2024 2:48 PM | Karen Lottes

    The Gaithersburg Parks, Arts & Recreation Corporation (GPARC) and the Gaithersburg Community Museum (GCM) have released a REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS (RFQ) to commission a professional interpretive planner to provide interpretive planning and branding services for the Gaithersburg History Project (GHP). The RFQ deadline is April 1st. To get a copy of the RFQ email

  • 29 Feb 2024 8:10 PM | Carol Anne Adams
    • Institution: The Glenn H. Curtiss Museum


      Institution Website:


      About the Institution: The Glenn H. Curtiss Museum is an educational and cultural institution that collects, preserves, and interprets transportation modes and regional history, and celebrates the innovations and accomplishments of Glenn Hammond Curtiss.  The museum regularly works with premier museum institutions such as the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, the Henry Ford Museum, and Cornell University.


      Job description

      The Education Director (full-time/non-exempt) oversees the development, implementation, and evaluation of creative, mission-based programs for the Glenn H. Curtiss Museum. This position will deepen engagement, maintain existing audiences, and reach new audiences at the museum. Weekend and evening hours are occasionally required.


      Key Responsibilities:

      • Plan, develop, and execute all Curtiss Museum educational programming and materials integrated to New York State curriculum standards for students and the general public related to Museum exhibits and collections.
      • Schedule and lead public and group tours in coordination with local teachers and tour operators, focusing on the development and implementation of creative and unique hands-on approaches to learning for guests of all ages.
      • Network with area school districts and other community organizations to facilitate in contracting and delivering educational programming on and off-site.
      • Assess and plan for audience needs including program development and evaluation.
      • Helps to maintain the Museum’s activity and exhibit spaces.
      • Master subject matter to teach school groups and public visitors, adapting methods of instruction as required meeting the specific needs of the group and/or particular learning styles.
      • Help market educational programs to schools and tour groups.
      • Assist Curator with traveling/temporary exhibits, special events, evening/weekend programs, and other programs as needed.
      • Handle routine administrative tasks as needed.
      • Cover exhibit floor as needed, working in collaboration with other museum staff and volunteers.
      • All other duties as assigned by the Executive Director.

      Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

      • Proven ability/desire to teach a variety of ages and subject areas; strong presentation and public speaking skills.
      • Experience working with children 6-18 with patience and understanding.
      • Experience writing lesson plans.
      • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, and the ability to plan and organize tasks and information.
      • Proficiency with computers and Microsoft Office software including Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
      • An enthusiastic promoter of the mission and goals of the Glenn H. Curtiss Museum.


      Required Qualifications:

    • ·      Must possess the ability to work with varied audiences, including youth
    • ·      Must possess a willingness to work as part of a team.
    • Preferred Qualifications:

    • ·      Bachelor's or Master’s degree in Museum Studies, Humanities, Social Sciences or equivalent field or Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT).
    • ·      Three or more years of experience working with youth.
    • ·      Three or more years of experience coordinating public programs.
    • ·      Proficient in Microsoft Office applications and Office 365 software.
    • ·      Strong written and oral communication skills.
    • ·      Ability to forge and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of individuals including representatives of public and private organizations, volunteers, vendors, museum staff, and the general public.
    • ·      Interested in STEM-based education
    • ·      Must be a self-starter, show attention to detail, and possess excellent organizational skills.
    • ·      Ability to work accurately and efficiently and keep track of numerous projects simultaneously.
    • ·      Strong commitment to equity and accessibility.

    To apply, please send the following information to :

    A letter of interest 
    A CV or résumé

    This Position is: In-Person - Hammondsport, NY

    Position Type: Full-Time

    Salary range: $19.00 - $21.00

    Benefits:  Paid time off

    How to Apply: Carol Anne Adams

    Job Closing Date: March 21, 2024

  • 29 Feb 2024 3:17 PM | Jackie Patillo
    • Job Title: General Manager of the Dove Center & Gospel Music Museum


      About The GMA & GMAF:

      Founded in 1964, the GMA serves a richly diverse community of creatives and professionals within the Christian and Gospel Music industry.  Through the GMA Foundation, we aim to preserve the legacies of our genre’s trailblazers while celebrating the work of today’s artists through worldwide events like the GMA Dove Awards,


      The GMA is expanding its reach and is currently building The Dove Center and Gospel Music Museum, scheduled to open in the summer of 2025. This will be a world-class hub of inspiration, and education, honoring all musical styles and its powerful message of faith.   A vibrant tourist destination and event space, the Dove Center will also serve to nurture the next generation of creatives via compelling programs. 

      Job Summary: The General Manager of the Dove Center & Gospel Music Museum is responsible for providing leadership, strategic direction, fundraising, and overall Museum management. They will play a crucial role in the community by communicating the mission and maximizing the space for community engagement and events.


      Salary Range - $65,000 - $80,000  

      Location – Nashville, TN

      Key Responsibilities:

      1.  Center Leadership:
      - Communicate the Dove Center's vision, mission, and goals.

      - Build a team that will uphold the values and objectives of the GMAF

      - Hire preopening staff positions such as Operations Director, Guest Services, and needed contractors.
      - Provide strategic leadership, guidance, and training to the staff and volunteers.

      - Work with the Dove Center building team and designers during pre-open

      2.  Financial Management:
      - Work with the President to create the annual budget and manage accordingly.

      - Seek and secure funding through grants, donations, and sponsorships.

      - Cultivate relationships with donors, sponsors and supporters to secure funding for ongoing operations, special projects, and future expansions.
      - Ensure fiscal responsibility and sustainability.

      - Oversee ticketing and retail sales

      3. Exhibit and Program Development:
      - Oversee the creation, maintenance, and enhancement of exhibits and educational programs related to Christian and gospel music.
      - Collaborate with curators, educators, and content experts to develop engaging and informative displays and events.

       4.  Collections Management:
      - Work with the curator to ensure the proper cataloging, preservation, and care of museum collections.
      - Develop and implement collection policies and best practices.

      5. Community and Public Relations:

      - Act as a liaison between the Dove Center & Gospel Music Museum and the community

      - Develop and maintain partnerships with artists, industry leaders, local organizations, churches, and educational institutions to enhance community engagement

      - Work with the Operations Director to coordinate events within the space for industry and community functions

      - Organize and participate in outreach activities to raise awareness of the center and its mission

      6. Educational Outreach:
      - Develop educational initiatives and programs for schools, the music community, and the public.
      - Facilitate workshops, lectures, and guided tours for visitors.

      7. Marketing and Promotion:
      - Work with the Marketing Director to develop and implement marketing and promotional strategies to attract visitors and increase museum visibility.

      8. Facility Management:

      - Oversee the museum's facilities, ensuring they are well-maintained, safe, and accessible.

      9. Board Relations:

      - Reports to the President
      - Work with the GMAF’s board of directors, providing regular updates and seeking their input and support.

      10. Legal and Regulatory Compliance:
      - Ensure the museum complies with all relevant laws and regulations, including those  


    • ·      Bachelor's degree in a relevant field (e.g., museum studies, arts management, cultural history).
    • ·      Proven experience in museum management, preferably at the executive level.
    • ·      Knowledge and appreciation of Christian and gospel music and its cultural significance.
    • ·      Knowledge of current industry leaders, artists, managers and agents.
    • ·      Strong leadership and organizational skills.
    • ·      Excellent communication and public speaking abilities.
    • ·      Fundraising and grant-writing experience.
    • ·      Financial management and budgeting skills.
    • ·      Proficiency in software and technology.
    • ·      Experience with collections management and preservation.
    • ·      Strong interpersonal and community engagement skills.
    • ·      Knowledge of legal and regulatory requirements for museums and nonprofits.

    Contact -

    Jackie Patillo, President of GMA





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