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  • 22 Jan 2024 1:31 PM | Kelli Hepler

    The Muskegon Museum of Art (MMA) is seeking a qualified professional to serve in the newly created position of Director of The Bennett Prize for Women Figurative Realist Painters/Bennett Schmidt Curator of Women’s Art.

    The creation of this position coincides with the construction of The Bennett-Schmidt Pavilion, an addition to the current Muskegon Museum of Art doubling its size to 57,570 square feet in order to feature exhibits dedicated to the work of women artists. This expansion reflects the MMA’s position as the sponsoring museum for The Bennett Prize for Women Figurative Realist Painters, an honor it has held since the creation of The Prize in 2018.

    The Bennett Prize for Women Figurative Realist Painters is a biennial, juried art competition that awards $50,000 to one woman artist to create her own solo exhibition and awards an additional prize of $10,000 to a woman painter for achievement in figurative realism. The Prize is intended to encourage women artists who have historically been underrepresented in the art world and to showcase and promote figurative realism. The Director of The Bennett Prize will be responsible for the organization, coordination, and management of all Bennett Prize activities and the associated exhibition Rising Voices, including overseeing the logistics of the competition and the call for entries, gathering the information for the exhibition and associated catalogue, overseeing the design of the catalogue and, in conjunction with MMA staff, overseeing the installation of the exhibition at the MMA and the logistics of the traveling exhibition. Given the national scope of The Prize, the incumbent must have significant skill in coordinating with other institutions and individuals, including museums, art galleries, consultants, and awardees.

    Additionally, the person selected for this position, in conjunction with the Executive Director of the museum, will contribute to the women-focused programming of the MMA, including the selection, design and logistics of exhibitions of the work of women artists sponsored by the museum. The incumbent will support the curation of the work of women artists in the MMA permanent collection, including those contained in The Bennett Collection, a gift of over 150 contemporary and historic paintings of women by women being given to the museum by the Texas-based collectors, Steven Alan Bennett and Dr. Elaine Melotti Schmidt.

    The ideal candidate will have significant experience, preferably 5 or more years, in and with museums, art exhibitions, and arts management and will have an understanding of and experience with managing a collection of art objects, mounting museum exhibitions that include all types of art, and the creation of promotional materials related to such exhibitions, including accompanying scholarly catalogues. A Master of Arts degree in museum studies or administration, museum science, museology, or art history is preferred. Alternatively, the appropriate candidate might have a Master of Fine Arts degree in an artistic discipline with accompanying experience in a museum setting. Lesser education, but not less than a bachelor’s degree, with offsetting experience may be considered for the right candidate.

    This full-time position will report directly to the Executive Director of the MMA and will be housed in the MMA’s principal facility in downtown Muskegon, Michigan. The position will have pay appropriate to the education and experience of the chosen candidate and will include a full package of health and welfare benefits equal to that of other similarly situated members of the MMA staff. Given the need for the incumbent to interface with fellow museum staff members as well as the community, opportunities for remote work will be limited. It is expected that the incumbent will make the Greater Muskegon area their home.

    The Muskegon Museum of Art is one of the Nation’s premier art museums with a dynamic and motivated staff.  Situated on the shore of Lake Michigan, the MMA is a renowned Western Michigan cultural institution dedicated to showcasing the visual arts. Founded in 1912, the MMA has a permanent collection in excess of 5,000 objects, with a deep focus on painting, particularly the work of 19th and 20th century American artists. In addition to its permanent collection, the MMA from time-to-time showcases works from other institutions and private collections and received global accolades for its recent exhibition of the photographs and academic work of the ethnographer of American Indian culture, Edward S. Curtis. More recently, the MMA has gained significant recognition as a leader in promoting the work of women artists and has been the sponsoring museum for The Bennett Prize for Women Figurative Realist Painters since the inception of The Prize.

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    Director of The Bennett Prize

    1.       Responsible for the management of The Bennett Prize for Women Figurative Realists and accompanying exhibition including coordination and overseeing of related logistics, call for entry, catalog, exhibition installation, and related tasks.

    2.       Work collaboratively with MMA staff and any external marketing firms on the Bennett Prize marketing and strategy. 

    3.       In conjunction with MMA staff, coordinate The Bennett Prize exhibition opening activities, including artist travel and accommodations, reception logistics, and workshops. 

    4.       Oversee and coordinate associated traveling exhibitions, as well as securing additional exhibition venues, in accordance with nationally accepted museum practices.

    The Bennett-Schmidt Curator of Women’s Art

    1.       Working with the Executive Director and in coordination with MMA staff, contribute to and develop women-focused exhibitions and programming for the MMA. 

    2.       Curate the work of both the women artists of the MMA Permanent Collection and the Bennett Collection. 

    3.       Work collaboratively with the Curator of Education in preparing interpretive materials accompanying these exhibitions. 

    4.       Present related public programs and lectures and conduct training sessions for docents and other volunteers around the Bennett Prize and Women-focused exhibitions and programming.

    5.       Work with the Executive Director, Director of Collections and Exhibitions, and Collections Committee to enhance women artist representation in the MMA permanent collection. 

    Other Duties

    1.       Participate in external activities; represent The Bennett Prize and the Museum at scholarly, public and social events, both internal to the Museum and in the community and region.

    2.       Participate in MMA fundraising events such as (but not limited to) the annual Gala. 

    3.       Contribute to the strategic discussions regarding acquiring items for the Museum’s permanent collection.

    4.       Assist in the development of the annual exhibition budget.

    5.       Work collaboratively with other MMA staff to achieve Museum objectives.

    6.       Other duties as assigned.

    QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

    The successful candidate will possess the following:

    1.       A Master of Arts degree in museum studies or administration, museum science, museology, or art history is preferred. Alternatively, the appropriate candidate might have a Master of Fine Arts degree in an artistic discipline with accompanying experience in a museum setting. Lesser education, but not less than a bachelor’s degree, with offsetting experience may be considered for the right candidate. Previous experience in at least two comparable museums strongly preferred.

    • 2.        Significant Experience, preferably 5 or more years, in and with museums, art exhibitions, and arts management.

    3.       Direct and demonstrable success in exhibition planning and execution and the creation of promotional materials related to such exhibitions, including accompanying scholarly catalogues.

    4.       An understanding of and experience with managing a collection of art objects.

    5.       Proven ability and success in organizing/overseeing scholarly, public and social events.

    6.       Proven ability to work in collaboration with a variety of people.

    7.       Proven aptitude for creative thinking, flexibility, and sensitivity to diverse constituencies.

    8.       Strong budgeting and organizational skills.

    9.       Excellent written and verbal communication competencies.

    10.   A proven record of dynamic and strong leadership skills.

    11.   Current knowledge of museum standards and practices.

    12.   Competency with computer word processing, databases, and other business/office/museum software programs. 

    SALARY: $60,000 - $70,000 plus generous benefit package.

    APPLICATION SUBMISSION:

    Please submit cover letter, resume, and three professional references to:

    Kirk Hallman, Executive Director

    Muskegon Museum of Art

    296 W. Webster Ave

    Muskegon, MI 49440

    Application materials can be emailed to khepler@muskegonartmuseum.org by February 14, 2024.


  • 19 Jan 2024 1:41 PM | Lake Champlain Maritime Museum

    Job Description

    Lake Champlain Maritime Museum is looking for an On-Water Educator to lead meaningful experiences on Lake Champlain with Museum visitors. The On-Water Educator will be responsible for creating an inclusive, safe, and welcoming environment for boaters of all experience levels and helping the public to make memorable and lasting connections with the Lake.  

    Funding from Lake Champlain Basin Program will support a seasonal Museum Educator in 2024 who will help develop and lead a regular series of on-water experiences for the general public, using the Museum’s fleet of canoes, kayaks, sailing dinghies, and rowing gigs. The On-Water Educator will be responsible for making sure weather and environmental conditions are safe for scheduled outings and keeping the boats in good condition in North Harbor. Public programs involve a range of programming including beginner level canoeing on Otter Creek, bird-watching, introductions to rowing, and other programs depending on the experience of the candidate. The On-Water Educator will also be responsible for providing additional support to other Museum programs such as ROV tours and sailing classes. In all programs, this role will also be responsible for engaging with the public on topics of best practice for sustainable recreation on Lake Champlain, particularly critical lake issues for the long-term sustainability of the lake including clean, drain and dry, cyanobacteria blooms, and identification of aquatic invasive species.  

    Whether it’s a visitor’s 50th or first time on the lake, we want to make sure that all people have access to a meaningful, direct experience on Lake Champlain! 

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Leading weekly on-water experiences for the public in the Museum’s fleet of canoes, kayaks, rowing gigs, and sailing dinghies.  
    • Assessing weather conditions, visitors’ prior experience and needs, and boat capacity to maintain a safe environment.  
    • Coordinating with Museum staff to keep track of registrations and attendance for programs, and to determine program locations  
    • Communicating best boating practices for sustainable recreation.  
    • Organizing and maintaining the boats on the docks at North Harbor. 
    • Loading boats on a trailer and transporting to local regions as needed. 
    • Keeping a welcoming and inclusive attitude for all visitors. 
    • Coordinating and collaborating with Museum staff with good communication skills.  
    • Assisting with other Museum programs as time allows, including but not limited to public interpretation, summer camps, expeditions, and boat shop work.

    Basic Qualifications

    • Interest and enthusiasm for engaging with the public and connecting with diverse audiences.  
    • Experience leading the public on the water in small watercraft and supporting a diverse range of experience in youth and adults, especially with canoes and kayaks. 
    • Prior experience sailing or rowing a plus but not a requirement.  
    • Understanding of safety issues and weather conditions in order to provide a safe and supportive environment for visitors.  
    • Ability to organize and prioritize tasks, including strong communication skills.  
    • Strong interpersonal and collaborative team skills. 
    • A commitment to collaboration and an enthusiasm for Lake Champlain, its history, and its future. 

    Work Conditions

    This position will include onsite, offsite, and on-water work. Work outside will occur in all weather conditions.

    Salary

    This position will be paid $17-$18 per hour dependent on the experience of the applicant.

    How To Apply

    Please email a resume, cover letter, and three references to Katharine Noiva, Director of Visitor Experience, at katharine@lcmm.org.

    Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Start date: Mid-June 2024

    Equal Opportunity Employment

    Lake Champlain Maritime Museum provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

  • 19 Jan 2024 1:37 PM | Lake Champlain Maritime Museum

    Job Description

    An integral member of the development team, the Development Assistant is responsible for precise and timely gift processing, gift acknowledgement, reporting, and reconciliation with accounting. This position is responsible for maintaining the development database’s integrity, structure, queries, and reports, helping with appeals and mailings, special events, communications, administrative tasks, and more.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Donor Data Management and Reporting
    • Manage the Museum’s donor database – Little Green Light (LGL) – including gift entry, gift acknowledgement, weekly and monthly reporting; update donor contact information.
    • Develop reports for Executive and Development Directors, and other stakeholders as assigned.
    • Manage data requests from Development Director and Marketing Consultant for mass outreach and social media; serve as support from the Development Department with our marketing consultant.
    • Reconcile Little Green Light gift records with accounting data on a monthly basis.
    • Stay current with training and maximize use of LGL database to support development goals. Maintain and update internal LGL Policies & Procedures Handbook.
    • Donor Stewardship
    • Process and acknowledge all gifts via mail, credit card, online, and stock transfer, with knowledge of practical tax receipting protocol.
    • In collaboration with the Development Director, execute donor stewardship tasks (e.g., managing handwritten cards, communication inserts, etc.).
    • Appeals and Mailings: Assist with planning, creating, and mailing of solicitation for annual appeals.
    • Compile and create materials for development prospect meetings, and Board meetings.
    • Contribute enthusiastically to Lake Champlain Maritime Museum events, helping as necessary with set up/take down, guest lists, in-kind donations, etc.
    • Provide administrative support to the development department as assigned by the Development Director.

    Basic Qualifications

    • Two to three years relevant experience; nonprofit experience preferred.
    • High level of computer literacy and competence with Microsoft Office Suite, including Excel.
    • Experience with CRM platforms (Little Green Light highly preferred), and QuickBooks.
    • Donor database knowledge and experience, including creating mail merges, appeals, and reports.
    • Experience with any of the following preferred: data entry, database administration, project management, and/or fundraising experience.
    • Ability to work independently, and in a flexible environment; good time management, including the ability to manage multiple tasks, define and set priorities, and problem solve.
    • Exceptional organizational skills and strong attention to detail when preparing and reviewing work.

    Working Conditions and Physical Requirements

    This position includes mostly onsite work with the option for some remote work.

    Salary and Benefits

    The salary for this position is $22/hr. Benefits include a robust combined time off policy; flexible schedule; opportunity for partial work from home hours; and discounts in the museum store and on museum programs.

    How to Apply

    Please submit a resume, cover letter, and three references to laurenr@lcmm.org with the subject line “Development Assistant.”

    Equal Opportunity Employment

    Lake Champlain Maritime Museum provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

  • 16 Jan 2024 1:49 PM | Samantha Dorsey

    The National Capital Radio & Television Museum, located in Bowie, Maryland, is looking for an Executive Director who is a dynamic collaborative leader seeking to grow their personal and institutional capacities. 

    This is a full time position and is ideal for someone just starting in the field of museum management. Salary ranges: $60K without health insurance or $50+K with health insurance benefits. Benefits: hybrid optional, two weeks of vacation and all federal holidays. 

    While a college degree (in Museum Studies or an allied field) is preferred, all candidates with appropriate work experience will be considered. No one candidate will be perfect for this job. Please apply even if you do not meet all of the qualifications.

    The future Executive Director should have 2-5 years of work or volunteer experience with boards, fundraising, budgeting, volunteer management, museum education, and/or collections. 

    Please see the position description, attached, for additional information. Cover letter and resume should be sent to: info@ncrtv.org with "NCRTV Executive Director" in the subject line.

    Interviews will commence with a preliminary 15-minute phone screen, and we anticipate that formal interviews will begin the first week of March with a 30-minute staff conversation and then a ~60-minute search committee meeting. Flexible, but ideal start date is May 1.

  • 10 Jan 2024 11:52 AM | Kathryn Blackwell

    American Conservation Experience, a nonprofit Conservation Corps, in partnership with the National Park Service (NPS) and through the Cultural Resources Diversity Internship Program, is seeking a Curatorial & Visitor Services Member to assist Saint-Gaudens National Historical Park staff with cultural resource management and visitor experience. Augustus Saint-Gaudens, one of America's greatest sculptors lived here seasonally starting in 1885, and year-round 1900 until his death in 1907. Experience the park grounds, where several of Saint-Gaudens bronze sculptures are on view throughout the year, and trails wind through the woods. For more information about the park, please visit https://www.nps.gov/saga/index.htm

    This position is compensated with a bi-weekly living allowance, and a supplemental housing stipend. You will receive Public Land Corps Hiring Authority upon completion of the term, and as an AmeriCorps member you may also be eligible for federal loan forbearance. 

    Assisting in both the Cultural Resources and Visitor Experience programs, the successful candidate's duties will include:

    • Learn proper object handling techniques and basic methods for object care, including basic bronze preventive conservation and care, and object movement and installation which may require the operation of government owned vehicles.
    • Develop interpretation skills, including interpersonal communication with visitors having a wide range of backgrounds, and interpretation of cultural artifacts and associated stories through research, tours, and/or exhibit creation
    • Perform routine museum housekeeping of historic structures and exhibition spaces, including environmental monitoring and integrated pest management (IPM).
    • Contribute content to digital platforms (social media, website, etc.) about collections care, museum objects, and/or park history.
    • Assist with inventorying a vast fine art and history collection, featuring sculptural works in bronze and plaster, oil and watercolor paintings, prints, photographs, postcards and other ephemera, books, textiles, medals, coins, decorative arts, and ceramics.
    • Additional opportunities for research projects, rehousing and labeling of museum objects for storage, exhibition development, and packing and transportation of museum objects, and assistance with co-managed parks will be offered.

    All interns will learn the process of exhibit development, including research, writing, object selection, and installation of their capstone exhibit project.

    This individual placement is meant to facilitate professional development, promote exposure to land management agencies, and networking with professionals. Opportunities may include gaining experience in different conservation fields (natural or cultural), shadowing different work groups within the park, and/or assistance at other National Park Service sites.

    Schedule: Full-time position; Eight-hour days Monday-Friday, with core hours of 9am-3pm EST. Flexibility for beginning/end time. Exceptions to schedule will include some variation during the park's operating season (Memorial Day through October 31) when acting in Visitor Services role. Opportunities to assist with special events may include optional weekend or evening hours, with advance coordination to ensure that ACE minimum hours requirement is met.


    Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions : SAGA_Curator@nps.gov


    To apply, visit CRDIP Curatorial & Visitor Services Member - Saint-Gaudens National Historical Park - Cornish, NH - American Conservation Experience - EPIC Jobs (applicantpool.com)


  • 08 Jan 2024 1:02 PM | Aaron Lippincott

    SUMMARY

    The Fire Museum of Maryland is seeking a qualified individual to become the full-time Curator & Deputy Director. This person shall have leadership skills and experience to guide a major firefighting museum in American collections interpretation and teaching family fire safety.

    DETAILS

    • ·         Maintaining and operating hand, steam, early gasoline fire apparatus and a fire telegraph system.
    • ·         Planning and managing three special events per annum.
    • ·         Managing the facilities of the Museum buildings & grounds.
    • ·         Managing financial obligations.

     BACKGROUND

    • ·         A bachelor’s degree is preferred.
    • ·         Have about ten (10) years experience at a comparable scope.
    • ·         Have a strong aptitude for mechanics.
    • ·         Some firefighting experience would be a plus.

    MISCELLANEOUS

    The salary being offered is $55,000 plus benefits. The application period ends 28 February 2024.

    Please send your letter of interest and resume via email to Stephen G. Heaver, Executive Director, sgheaver@firemuseummd.org


  • 03 Jan 2024 3:42 PM | Rachel Miller

    Accredited, award-winning museum seeks experienced professional who believes that museums are centers of diversity, learning, creativity, and fun. The ideal candidate has a proven track record of building community connections and working in an environment where the museum serves as a positive community catalyst.  The successful candidate holds a Master’s degree and has worked in an American Alliance of Museum accredited intuition, and been part of the AAM reaccreditation process. The successful candidate brings management experience, knowledge of AAM best practices, passion for the arts or sciences (or both!), hard work, self-discipline, high ethics, team building, and compassion to the job.

    The Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas (ASC) is a part of the ARTx3 campus.  The ARTx3 Campus is the convergence of art, creativity, and community in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. The campus features three facilities: Arts & Science Center, The ARTSpace and ART WORKS on Main.  All three facilities present programming in the visual arts, performing arts, and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Mathematics) education through exhibitions, performances, classes, and local partnerships. Founded in 1968, ASC is accredited with the American Alliance of Museums and features a permanent art collection focusing on art by African American artists, Arkansas artists, and art of the Delta, three exhibition galleries, an interactive youth activity space, and the 232-seat Catherine M. Bellamy Theater. Since 2021, the modern and multipurpose ARTSpace and ART WORKS facilities have hosted live music, local and regional art, diverse multidisciplinary workshops, and small productions.  The ARTx3 campus aims to empower our community through the arts, support the revitalization of Downtown Pine Bluff, bolster the creative economy, and bring positive attention to our city.

    No single candidate is expected to have expertise in all aspects of this operation. The successful candidate might be an emerging professional or have spent decades in museum work.  Accordingly, salary range is $85,000 -95,000. This is an excellent opportunity for a highly motivated, quick learner who has a passion for community service. A preference will be given to candidates with experience working in the Mississippi Delta region of the United States.  

    Benefits: hybrid work schedule, health, dental, vision, disability and life insurance, paid sick/vacation leave and nine paid holidays, five flex days to be used for non-paid holidays, and museum membership discounts on workshops and events.  This position is eligible for an end-of-the year bonus.  Relocation assistance can be provided for the successful candidate.   

    Requirements:

    Master’s degree required. Either the Bachelor’s or Master’s degree must be in art, science, STEM, education, non-profit management, museum studies, or related field. Strong interpersonal skills necessary for developing positive relations with community leaders, staff, volunteers, members, and donors. Proven experience working in an AAM accredited museum, management of full and part-time staff and volunteers, financials, fundraising and development, special events, marketing, grant writing, education, public speaking, and communication. Knowledge of current museum trends. Experience in a cultural institution with emphasis on science, STEM, fine arts, African American art, theater, emerging technologies, interactive interpretation, and/or education preferred.

    The goal of the Executive Director is to effectively lead staff and volunteers of The Arts & Science Center and the ARTx3 campus in fulfilling its mission to serve as a cultural crossroad: engaging, educating, and entertaining through the arts and sciences. A familiarization period of two months will build a foundation for the following:

    The Executive Director shall devote full time and best efforts to the execution of institutional policies and shall have the following powers and responsibilities:

    1.    Conduct the daily administration of all functions of the Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas within such policies as defined as a Commission of the City of Pine Bluff, by the ASC Board of Trustees, ASC Endowment Fund (ASCE) Board of Directors, and with an unwavering eye toward AAM reaccreditation (reaccreditation in 2026).

    •  Drive an annual work plan that will ensure the continuation of quality programs and the successful accomplishment of goals and objectives defined in the Strategic Plan.
    •  Maintain best practices for AAM reaccreditation.
    • Be primarily responsible for all communications both internally and externally concerning all aspects of The Arts & Science Center /ARTx3 campus and its activities.
    • Present speeches and high caliber writing as the face and voice of ASC/ARTx3.
    •  Maintain an updated awareness of laws, policies, and ordinances effecting ASC/ARTx3.
    •  Implement exceptional organizational skills necessary to fulfill myriad commitments with a small staff.
    • Leverage resources for maximum positive outcome with efficient use of staff and frugal use of funds.

    2.    Employ, supervise, and terminate all employees, and define the duties of said personnel.

    •   Establish short and long term goals for all employees.
    •    Report employment or termination to the Board of Trustees at its next regular meeting
    •    Supervise the performance and evaluation of all personnel.
    •     Maintain employee files as necessary to withstand legal challenges.
    •     Recommend salaries based on budgetary requirements.

    3.    Serve as the staff representative to the Board of Trustees.

       Make recommendations to the Board of Trustees with respect to the development of new programs and policies and the implementation of existing programs and policies.

          Assist with Board member recruitment.

        Provide leadership among board and staff to develop, implement, evaluate and update Strategic Plan.

    •     Attend all Board meetings and give monthly organizational reports.
    •     Provide an annual report in the first quarter of the following year.
    •   Serve as organization liaison for the ASC Endowment Board of Directors
    •     Assist the ASCE with donor recruitment
    •     Provide administrative support for the Board of Directors
    •      Prepare materials for quarterly meetings
    •     Give quarterly reports on the ASC/ARTx3 overall operations and facilities
    •      Serve as liaison between the ASCE and its financial advisors

    5.   Serve as the chief financial officer maintaining all policies, aligning with Arkansas Legislative Audit, budget planning and fulfillment, implementation and management of funds.

    •  Operate ASC with financial responsibility, always mindful of maximum leveraging of resources.
    •   Sign routine contracts for the procurement of services in conjunction with the budgeted programmatic and administrative expenses of the Center.
    •  Pursue and expand avenues of funding and facilitate the development of programs, services, and activities from private, federal, state, and local sources.
    •   Write grants that provide both programmatic and general operating support.
    •   Develop sponsorship opportunities that provide both programmatic and general operating support.
    •   Guarantee submission of final grant report.
    •  Implement plan that develops positive communications with sponsors, donors, and members.

    6.    Build collaborations that fulfill ASC’s mission.

    •  Differentiate between myriad possible collaborations, selecting only those on target with ASC mission.
    •    Seek collaborations that support the Strategic Plan.
    •   Seek collaborations that bring both common goals and funding.

    7.    Have fun

    The Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas is over 50 years old and enjoys great community support. Its current location has served as a cultural anchor for Downtown Pine Bluff for 30 years.  ASC serves a ten-county region that extends east to the Mississippi River and south to Louisiana. The multiple disciplines and local Historically Black University contribute to a diverse environment that attracts creative people to this beautiful, dynamic museum and its sister facilities of the ARTx3 campus.

    SPECIAL JOB DIMENSIONS

    Occasional overtime and weekend work in conjunction with programs of the Center. 

    Work until the job is done.

    KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES, SKILLS

    Superb organizational skills

    Strong administrative skills

    Strong communication skills in public speaking and writing

    Strong fundraising and development skills

    Experience hiring, firing, and supervising staff

    Financial management

    Experience in program development

    Ability to implement policy established by the Board of Trustees

    Ability to encourage Board, staff, and the public in fulfillment of the stated goals of the Strategic Plan

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

    Master’s degree required. Either the Bachelor’s or Master’s degree must be in art, science, STEM, education, non-profit management, museum studies, or related field. Minimum of five years of management experience, including managing a staff size of 10 or more, in an AAM accredited museum. 

    To apply for this position, please send an email with the subject line: Executive Director, to cgaddy@artx3.org. In the email, please state your interest in the position and include a cover letter and current resume.  Submissions missing either of the attachments will not be considered.

    Equal Employment Opportunity

    The Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas, a City of Pine Bluff Commission, provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.


  • 02 Jan 2024 2:15 PM | Robert Forloney

    Director of Advancement

    The Director of Advancement is the leader of Maryland Humanities’ (MH) advancement efforts and serves as a key member of MH’s leadership team as a Senior Staff member. The role will lead efforts to strengthen the organization’s ability to demonstrate its impact in communities. They will lead the advancement team in a unified strategy for institutional development–including all activities related to short-term and long-term advocacy, fundraising, marketing, and communications. They do this while ensuring that the advancement team works collaboratively and purposefully towards advancing the mission of Maryland Humanities and the goals of the strategic plan, Humanities Now.

    They are a strategic leader who will play an important role in fostering innovation and collaboration within advancement staff. They will support the success of the department and ensure that communication lines stay open. They will actively incorporate MH’s racial equity lens in all the work that they do.

    The Director of Advancement reports to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), and supervises the Communications Specialist, Development Specialist, Grants Specialist, and Data and Evaluation Assistant. They work in close collaboration with Senior Staff to assist in leading Maryland Humanities and understanding the needs of the organization. They also lead communications, and resource growth and development to meet said needs.

    Salary Range: $80,000-$85,000
    FLSA Status: Exempt; Permanent; Full-time (35 hours/week)
    Reports to: Chief Executive Officer
    Working Conditions: Hybrid, Remote First
    Supervisory Responsibilities: This position will supervise the Development Specialist, Grants Specialist, Communications Specialist, and Data and Evaluation Assistant

    Duties/Responsibilities:

    Organizational and Departmental Leadership
    • Provide leadership in working towards MH’s strategic priorities
    • Work with the Senior Staff and advancement staff to establish advancement strategy
    • Meet regularly with Advancement Staff to lead efforts at cross-advancement alignment and collaboration
    • Serve as a key member of organizational leadership team internally and externally
    • Share learnings and contribute to outreach and partnership-building efforts through public speaking, presenting as a panelist at conferences, serving on grant panels, and engaging with community leaders
    • Work with the Board of Directors’ Development and Communications Committee and ED to ensure that the board understands and is committed to Maryland Humanities’ advancement efforts
    • Work closely with the Programs and Administration departments to identify and support efforts to secure funding

    Advancement Management
    • Develop and manage in partnership with the Advancement team the long-term institutional advancement (communications and development) goals in alignment with the strategic plan as well as annual fundraising and communications plans to achieve short-term goals
    • Supervise advancement staff, conducting annual reviews and providing regular support and feedback to achieve strategic program goals and ongoing professional development
    • Partner with senior leadership and external lobbyist on advocacy efforts
    • Work with Chief Executive Officer to create a major gift and planned giving program
    Performing additional duties as assigned by the Chief Executive Officer

    Required Skills/Abilities:

    • Proven and recurring success developing, implementing, and managing development and communications for a non-profit, or relevant experience where comparable knowledge, skills, and abilities were gained
      Demonstrated experience managing staff and participating in departmental or organizational leadership, or relevant experience where comparable knowledge, skills, and abilities were gained
      Demonstrated initiative to learn and enhance skills that promote equity, inclusion, and cultural responsiveness, and an understanding of systems of oppression and their impact on communities
      Demonstrated commitment to the creation of inclusive spaces and to the equitable treatment of all—including participants, audiences, supporters, staff, and board—at every level of the organization
      Attention to detail, accuracy, and consistency in executing tasks for internal as well as external audiences
      Ability to hold accountability and shared ownership of projects and tasks
      Strong communication and active listening skills with coworkers and a wide range of stakeholders
      Commitment to Maryland Humanities’mission, vision, and values

    Preferred Skills/Abilities:

    • Skilled in examining and re-engineering program operations and procedures
      Strong understanding of community-centric fundraising and/or the application of a racial equity lens to development efforts
      We are in a stage of rapid development of our advancement department. The perfect candidate will be excited to contribute to an environment of change

    Working Conditions and Physical Requirements:

    • Maryland Humanities offices are located in Baltimore, MD. The office is open for staff to work from as needed. Each staff person is expected to join on-site team meetings at least 1 day per month.
      Must reside in or relocate to Maryland
      In-person meetings with donors, partners, and board members
      Prolonged periods of sitting and working on a computer

    Additional Details:

    The vision for this position is as a department leader. Advancement deliverables in the first year will include creating a major gifts and planned giving program alongside the Chief Executive Officer and Development Specialist as outlined in our Advancement Plan. Most of the work will be focused on aligning the strategic plan with the work of the Advancement Department as well as ensuring that racial equity is centered in the work.

    A successful Director of Advancement is a big-picture thinker who can see how many moving parts are connected. Candidates with a strong background in marketing/communications are encouraged to apply. The candidate who is chosen for this position will have executive coaching available by an external consultant with advancement experience.

    No one candidate will be perfect for this job. The skills and experience needed to be successful in this job exist on a spectrum. Frequently cited statistics show that candidates with disabilities, BIPOC candidates, women, and members of marginalized and/or systematically excluded groups apply to jobs only if they meet 100% of the qualifications. Maryland Humanities is happy to leave that statistic in the past. No one ever meets 100% of the qualifications. Please just apply.

    What we are offering

    • The existing advancement team is energetic, welcoming, and highly collaborative
      The annual salary for this position is $80,000-$85,000.
      35 hour work week with flexible scheduling.
      Employees are eligible for employer-provided health and dental insurance coverage (two plans offered, including one 100% employer paid), flex benefits, retirement (including a 4% employer contribution), monthly stipend to offset parking and/or work-from-home expenses, and annual funding for professional development.
      We have 21 days of vacation per year and 12 days of sick leave per year as well as access to advance and donated leave if needed
      15 paid holidays and 2 floating holidays prorated for part time. Access to holiday exchange (i.e. observing Eid Al-Adha instead of Christmas)
      We offer a sabbatical with up to 6 weeks after five years of service and up to 10 weeks after 10 or more years of service.
      Employees have access to Volunteer Time Off.
      We offer Extended Family and Medical Leave of 12 weeks with additional eligibility for 4 weeks of a gradual return to work.
      We traditionally close the offices at the end of the year, Dec 24–Jan 1.


    To see the full job description and for information on how to apply, click here:

    https://www.mdhumanities.org/about-us/jobs-internships/director-of-advancement-2/

  • 18 Dec 2023 2:05 PM | Lake Champlain Maritime Museum

    Job Description

    Lake Champlain Maritime Museum is in search of qualified on-water trip leaders for their summer teen expedition programs.

    The On-Water Trip Leader will co-lead two to three teen expedition programs at Lake Champlain Maritime Museum during summer 2024.

    Champlain Discovery is a unique and challenging 16-day kayak expedition for up to 10 teens paddling the length of Lake Champlain from Whitehall, NY to Burlington, VT.

    Expedition Champlain is an eight-day rowing expedition for up to 12 teens that departs from the Museum in Vergennes and rows north to the Canadian border in two 32’ rowing gigs. These 6-oared boats are capable and sea worthy. We will provide training in use of the boats.

    For a candidate who is looking for a full summer’s worth of work we may have some day programs that allow us to fill out the work schedule. There will also be outfitting and preparation work for the expeditions on an hourly basis.

    Pay will be based on experience, up to $160/day on trail, and will be hourly when in base camp. Housing and food will be included while the programs are on the trail. There is an option for tent camping on-site.

    Check out our web-site for program information: https://camps.lcmm.org/summer-expeditions/.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Ensure the emotional and physical safety of all participants.
    • Work with your co-leader to make safe route and activity choices that will best serve the needs of your group and the on-water conditions.
    • Regularly communicate your route and any deviations from it to the Manager.
    • Work with your co-leader to guide the healthy development of your group so that all participants are challenged and given the opportunity to grow.
    • Create an open and welcoming environment for all participants.
    • Establish a healthy and communicative relationship with your co-leader and program staff

    Qualifications

    • WFA or WFR certificate (WFR preferred).
    • Experience with on-water trip leading, preferably in kayaks, and leading and managing group dynamics needed.
    • Enthusiasm, flexibility, positive energy and a desire to work with teenagers is essential.
    • A desire to share your knowledge in ways that are relatable to teens.

    Working Conditions

    This position includes onsite, offsite, and on-water work. Work outside will occur in all weather conditions and includes evening and weekend hours.

    Physical Requirements

    • Must be able to stand and walk on uneven ground and dock surfaces for extended periods of time and
    • Must be able to lift/haul +50 pounds. 
    • Strong swimming skills required


    Compensation

    Up to $160/day during expeditions or $16-$20 per hour at base camp

    How to Apply

    To apply, please email a resume, cover letter, and three references to Krissy Navrat, Expeditionary Programs Manager at krissy@lcmm.org.

    Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until all positions have been filled. Start Date: Late June 2024

    Equal Opportunity Employment

    Lake Champlain Maritime Museum provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.


  • 13 Dec 2023 10:59 AM | Amy Curry

    Morris County Historical Society, a growing 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the history of Morris County, NJ, is seeking a dynamic, goal orientated professional to join our team as our membership & marketing coordinator.

    Responsible for all functions related to membership communication, solicitation, and growth as well as communication strategies to the community, the ideal candidate will work well independently and as part of a small, highly functioning team, be outgoing, organized, creative, flexible, and passionate about history and engaging with members and donors in meaningful ways.

    Duties & Responsibilities

    Membership:

    • ·       Work to actively build a personal relationship with our membership
    • ·       Manage all aspects of retaining, acquiring/reacquiring, upgrading, cultivating, and stewarding members and donors.
    • ·       Utilizing PastPerfect, maintain all membership & donor records
    • ·       Write and disseminate monthly renewals, lapsed communications, and dropped mailings, while using the automations of PastPerfect to make processes more efficient
    • ·       In collaboration with the Executive Director and Fundraising Committee, implement member and donor cultivation and appreciation events.
    • ·       Plan, manage, and implement all areas of annual campaign solicitation, appeals, and other member-based fund-raising initiatives.
    • ·       Act as the primary MCHS staff contact onsite for all member events

    Marketing:

    • ·       Develop, produce, and distribute program and organizational marketing materials, including press releases, social media posts (Facebook, Instagram, X, YouTube), website content, and all other electronic outreach material to the membership and community (track relevant analytics)
    • ·       Manage and build relationships with local & regional media partners
    • ·       Develop and distribute monthly e-newsletters and e-blasts using MailChimp (track relevant analytics)
    • ·       Maintain monthly visitation statistics and collaborate with marketing strategies
    • ·       Assist with special events and programs as needed
    • ·       Other duties as supplemented and assigned

    Qualifications:

    • ·       Bachelor’s Degree with at least two years experience in a relevant field
    • ·       Excellent interpersonal, communication, and relationship-building skills
    • ·       A strong sense of fundraising and membership practices and principals-proven experience a plus
    • ·       Outstanding verbal/ written communication skills with experience in communication mediums including: online, direct mail, newsletters, press releases, and advertising
    • ·       Proficiency with social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, X, and YouTube – including analytics tracking where appropriate), WordPress, and Microsoft Office Suite. Experience in PastPerfect and MailChimp a plus.
    • ·       Ability to prioritize appropriately when faced with multiple responsibilities and tasks
    • ·       Strong organizational and time management skills and attention to detail.
    • ·       Sense of humor

    About the Position

    This part-time, hourly position is expected to work 16 hours/week with occasional evenings and weekend hours for programs and events as needed. Remote work may be a possibility for marketing-related responsibilities.

    Salary: $16-$20/ hour  

    How to Apply

    Please email a cover letter and resume with contacts of three professional references to DirectorMCHS@gmail.com. Subject line: Membership & Marketing Coordinator.

    No phone calls, please.


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