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

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  • 27 Jul 2023 2:39 PM | Sara Ganter

    The Rehoboth Art League in Rehoboth Beach, DE, seeks a Communications Coordinator to join its staff. 

    Purpose of the Job Summary

    The Communications Coordinator manages and implements a robust communications program that showcases the impact of our organization’s work and engages our community. This role plays a key role in telling the stories of our artists, our programs, and our history to raise the visibility of the Rehoboth Art League. This position works closely with the league’s Executive Director, Exhibitions Director, Education Programs Director, and development department.

    About the Rehoboth Art League

    Founded in 1938, the Rehoboth Art League plays a prominent role in visual arts and culture in southern Delaware. The League is recognized for a rich, year-round schedule of art exhibitions, a robust annual calendar of educational offerings, and remembered for its arts-driven events held both on our historic campus and off. Our 3.5+ acre campus in Henlopen Acres, which is home to five buildings, welcomes more than 25,000 visitors per year and our membership encompasses more than 1,200 community members. The Communications Coordinator will play an important role in helping reach our goals in coming years.


    ·         Develops and defines the Rehoboth Art League brand and communication strategy to the community

    ·         Manages, designs, edits and publishes all print and electronic communications

    ·         Works with each staff member in ensuring program and organizational communications material are developed, produced and distributed in a timely manner

    ·         Maintains annual production calendar for print publications and develops schedules for digital promotion

    ·         Supports content development for programs

    ·         Ensures print and advertising materials are consistent with the RAL brand and image and are produced within budget

    ·         Manages relationships and annual contracts with local and regional media partners

    ·         Drafts and distributes press releases

    ·         Manages website content, including an impending website redesign project

    ·         Oversees the design and distribution of regular email campaigns through Constant Contact

    ·         Coordinates content, design, and printing of regular newsletters and annual reports

    ·         Plans for program documentation (photography/video) and manages RAL photo archives

    ·         Develops and manage an annual marketing budget

    ·         Designs annual membership and fundraising materials

    ·         Tracks progress and effectiveness of communications and marketing activities

    ·         Collaborates with coworkers to generate new and creative social media posts for Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, and YouTube

    ·         Develops and designs campus signage as needed

    ·         Ensures that all RAL buildings have appropriate displays of event and program materials

    ·         Assists with special events and programs as needed

    Key Performance Measures

    • Performance will be measured by evaluating execution of key functions, particularly as related to advancing the goals of the organization.

    Skills and Competencies

    • Bachelor's degree in a relevant field (marketing, communications), or equivalent in work experience
    • Outstanding verbal/written communication skills with experience supporting communications activities including: online, direct mail, newsletters, press releases, advertising
    • Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office Suite, Constant Contact and graphic design principles
    • Practical experience preparing graphics and work with websites, preferably with Wordpress
    • Strong writing and editing skills
    • Proficiency with social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Twitter and related analytics and reporting tools
    • Experience with blog posting, social media, and video content.
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
    • Ability to craft and share compelling stories through a variety of mediums that engage and inspire an audience
    • Practical experience preparing graphics and working with web sites
    • Highly organized, with the ability to handle multiple tasks, project, and priorities effectively and professionally
    • Strong analytical skills
    • Sense of humor
    • Commitment to the mission of the Rehoboth Art League

    Physical Abilities and Requirements

    ·         Sitting throughout the day, working with a computer.

    ·         Repetitive movement on computer keyboard throughout the workday.

    ·         Lifting and moving files, boxes, etc. up to 25 pounds.

    This part-time, hourly position is expected to work up to 30 hours per week and has a pay rate of $25 per hour.

    This job description includes, but is not limited to, the duties and responsibilities as noted above. The essential functions of this job description are not exhaustive and may be supplemented.


    To Apply

    Please email a cover letter and resume to Please use Communications Coordinator in the subject line.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

    The Rehoboth Art League is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment. Accordingly, RAL provides employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, creed, ethnicity, sex, pregnancy, national origin or ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, citizenship status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, genetic status or information, military or veteran status or any status protected by federal, state, or local law. The Rehoboth Art League is committed to building an inclusive working environment that supports a diverse community of staff and encourages applications from all qualified candidates. To learn more, visit

  • 26 Jul 2023 1:36 PM | Veronica Hogan

    About Atlanta Contemporary

    Atlanta Contemporary engages the public through the creation, presentation, and advancement of contemporary art in vibrant Atlanta, GA. Hosting exhibitions, events, extensive adult and children’s programming, and an on-campus Studio Artist program, we are committed to innovation, access, quality, influence, and collaboration in the contemporary arts.

    Status: Full-Time

    Reports to: Board of Directors

    Personnel management: Yes, four direct reports and contractors (rotating)

    Exempt/Non-Exempt: Exempt - 501C3

    With a passion for Atlanta Contemporary’s (AC) mission, the ED plans, directs, and is responsible for AC’s artistic vision, educational and public programming, and stewards the museum’s operations including managing an annual operating budget of $1M.

    The ED fosters creativity, remains committed to advancing arts and culture with a particular interest in contemporary art, and elevates the visibility of the museum locally, regionally, and nationally.

    Key Responsibilities

    Passion for the Mission with a growth mindset

    Visionary leader with an emphasis on strategy and implementation.

    Nuanced appreciation of art with an interest in advancing the field of contemporary art and the evolving role of museums

    Collaborative leader who works closely with the BOD and staff to develop the necessary plans, including the strategic plan, annual operating budget, development and fundraising, and others, to effectively lead AC.

    Works with the BOD providing leadership, guidance, and direction in order to effectively make decisions and guide the organization into the next 50 years.

    Supervises and motivates staff, independent contractors, and volunteers to operate with integrity, plus oversees policies and procedures of the museum

    Actively solicits donations and support from individuals, members, foundations, government agencies, and corporate sponsorships

    Advances the core values of AC through artistic programming, including the Studio Artist and Independent Curatorial Programs

    Assures financial transparency and stability of AC


    Minimum Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree preferred.

    Minimum 4–6-years previous experience in a museum, arts organization, or other non-profit organization.

    Minimum 5 years experience in a leadership role with staff/contractor and budget management responsibilities.

    Experience and proficiency in Fundraising and Development.

    Specialized Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

    While it is understood that no one person will bring every desired skill, characteristic, and experience, a background in the following specific areas would be beneficial:

    Art Knowledge: preferred expertise in contemporary art and design practice, including exhibitions, events, and curatorial practice

    Real Estate and Facilities Management: the ability to manage artist studio rentals and upkeep of entire campus and historic structures

    Interested applicants should forward the following to:


    Cover Letter

    Three Professional References

    The final candidate is to successfully complete a background screening and reference check process.


    The target annual salary begins at $120,000. AC offers a competitive benefits package which may include moving expenses.

    Full description

  • 25 Jul 2023 1:21 PM | Jordana Saggese

    The David C. Driskell Center located at the University of Maryland College Park campus is looking to hire a full-time Assistant Director for Exhibitions and Programs. Salary Range: $65-75K/ year

    Position Summary:

    The Assistant Director of Exhibitions and Programs acts as direct assistant to the Director of the David C. Driskell Center in all aspects of managing, planning, and coordinating activities across its library, gallery, and archives. You will be involved in most planning discussions and meetings and will be assigned tasks according to the Center’s priorities. Tasks may include management of the center’s schedule of exhibitions and other events, coordinating related education programming, and marketing for both on-campus and external audiences. The Assistant Director of Exhibitions and Programs will also lead the development program –from investigating and writing grant applications to identifying and developing donor relationships.

    The successful Assistant Director of Exhibitions and Programs will provide full administrative and communications support at a senior level to the Director to ensure the smooth management of day-to-day affairs. Handle sensitive and complex issues in a professional and objective manner. Manage online communications with members and the general public. Take initiative as appropriate, especially in the Director’s absence.

    B.A. in Art History, Museum Studies, Non-profit Management, or related fields.

    Minimum 5 years of full-time experience working in a museum or art gallery.

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

    • Knowledge of collections management databases, cloud-based work management software (e.g., Trello, Asana), and Microsoft Suite.
    • Demonstrated experience with grant writing, management of exhibitions, art education programs, and budgeting.
    • Ability to work in a close, collaborative environment.
    • Ability to organize and plan own work.
    • Excellent attention to detail, with the ability to maintain a high level of accuracy.
    • A flexible, pro-active approach to work including the ability to prioritize and re-prioritize.
    • Experience in writing for museums in either a curatorial or educational
    •  capacity.


    • Master’s in Art History, Museum Studies, or related fields.
    • Some knowledge in the areas of artwork and items in the Museum’s care; knowledge of museum theory and practices.

    If interested in applying, or sharing the posting use this link

  • 19 Jul 2023 12:21 PM | Sarah Nevling

    Warren County History Museum - Monmouth, Illinois

    About the Museum

    The mission of the Warren County History Museum is to collect, preserve, educate, and display historical items related to Warren County, Illinois. The museum exists to enrich the public understanding of developments that took place in Warren County.

    The Warren County Historical Society was founded as a non-profit in 1968 and opened its museum in 1970 in the former Roseville High School. After 38 years in Roseville, the museum moved to its current location in Monmouth in 2009. Over the years, we have collected and preserved items representing our county’s history and those who have lived here. The tradition of preservation and exhibition continues today as we work to serve and document our history and share this knowledge with the public. Thanks to funding from the Pattee Foundation, the museum was able to hire a full-time director in 2016 in order to better serve our community. We continue to grow and expand, always following our mission of preservation and education in order to safeguard our history for the future. We would also like to extend our deepest "thank you" to the Coiracoentanon and Moingwena tribes whose lands they once inhabited and thrived on are now where our museum stands.

    Job Description

    The Warren County (IL) Historical Society and Museum is soliciting applications for the salaried position of Pattee Executive Director. The successful candidate will present at least a B.A. (M.A. preferred) with additional experience in Museum/Non-profit management or Historical Studies and have demonstrable skills in interpersonal and public communication as well as experience in working with access programs and Past Perfect software for collection management. Grant writing capabilities and financial management skills will be considered enhancements. A background and/or interest in Midwestern history and agriculture would be valuable as well.

    Salary: Compensation commensurate with experience and qualifications (salary range $38,000 to $43,000).

    Duties will include but are not limited to:

    • Preparing exhibits and programs
    • Managing and scheduling for the museum building
    • Supervising staff and coordinating communication with volunteers, society members, and the public
    • Representing the organization in the community
    • Strategic planning
    • Budgeting, grant writing, and fundraising
    • Creating exhibits and maintaining current exhibits and collections
    • Work closely with the Rental & Events Manager to plan and execute museum events, including our largest event, The Great Nicola Magic Fest

    Send an application letter, resume, and 2-3 references to Mark Parrish (Board President) with "Search Committee" in the subject line.

    Find out more about the Warren County History Museum at

    The WCHM is an equal-opportunity employer. The Museum seeks talented people of all backgrounds—it values diversity of cultures, races and ethnicities, gender expressions, and abilities. Candidates who are BIPOC, LGBTQ+, bilingual or multilingual, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

  • 18 Jul 2023 11:14 AM | Carole McKinney

    Museum Curator

    Community Services Coordinator
    (Selective Certification- Museum Curator)

    Salary: $46,763.00 - $72,549.00 Annually,  Location: DE 19809, DE

    Job Type: Regular Full-time,  Job Number: 03222023_MUSEUM CURATOR

    Department: Community Services,  Division: Community Services

    Opening Date: 07/06/2023,  Closing Date 8/2/2023 11:59 PM Eastern


    In accordance with the Merit System Rules and Regulations, an eligible list, which will be valid for a one-year period and which will be used to fill vacancies during that period, is being established for this classification.  Applicants on the eligible list will be certified in accordance with the Merit System and appropriate union contracts.  

    Candidates may submit online employment applications using the NEOGOV online application system available at

    EXAMINATION PROCESS: The examination process for this posting may include an evaluation of training and experience, a written examination, a computerized exam, an oral board interview examination, a performance examination or any combination of the above in order to qualify applicants for placement on the eligible list.  The eligible list will be used to fill vacancies that occur within the next year.   The appropriate number of names on the eligible list as prescribed by Merit System Section 26.03.505 will be certified to the hiring department for consideration to fill the vacant position(s).

    New employees are generally hired at the starting salary and may be eligible for merit increases each year upon receipt of a satisfactory performance evaluation, up to the maximum salary.

    New Castle County is an Equal Opportunity Employer


    GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: Responsible as Museum Curator to research, catalog, cultivate, publish, exhibit and help equitably interpret the Museum collections, historic gardens and history of site. The Curator will also aid in collections management, support NCC Department of Community Services priorities, help coordinate the museum’s educational initiatives and outreach, raise funds, participate in committee assignments Coordinates the overall activities of the Community Services Department by developing, implementing and overseeing programs; staffing facilities; and providing essential services to the community through effective interaction among the various units of the department and other departments within the County; does related work as required.

    DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS:  An employee in this class assists the Community Services Department Manager in planning, controlling and coordinating activities and staff of the Community Services Department to promote and maintain the highest quality of life for New Castle County residents.  This employee assists in developing, providing and maintaining a diverse mix of services available and accessible to all which will contribute to the physical, mental, social, informational and cultural needs of County residents. Responsibilities include broadening equitable representation in Rockwood’s interpretation; connecting diverse audiences to Rockwood’s wide range of cultural assets through research, publication, education and exhibitions; deepening support for Rockwood among the community, collectors, supporters, and museum professionals; and supporting Rockwood’s wide preservation efforts. Responsibilities include coordinating the various programs both within and outside the department to include coordinating with the media, other governmental and private service providers and community organizations. This employee may be required to work unusual hours including nights, weekends, and holidays at various work sites.  This employee works under general direction.

    EXAMPLES OF WORK:    (Illustrative Only)

    • Stewardship of the permanent collection: research, catalog, cultivate, publish, exhibit and help equitably interpret an important permanent collection of fine and decorative arts with strengths in 17-19th century Irish and English furniture, European and Asian ceramics and glass, 18th-19th century American furniture, 19th and 20th century costume and domestic textiles, 19th century lighting, 18th-20th century paintings and prints, and other objects collected through international tourism.
    • Help to build and maintain an environment of equity for museum visitors.
    •  Stewardship of the Library and Manuscript collection: the Curator will also oversee the cataloguing of an historic library collection and a portion of the estate’s institutional archives.
    • Curating and installing feature exhibitions and interpretive narratives: crafting original exhibitions of the history of the Rockwood estate site, the people who lived and worked here, and the permanent collection as well as the works of contemporary artist. In addition, the Curator will adapt the museum galleries and gardens to interpret new narratives about the estate’s rich history.
    • Act as a key advisor to the decorative appearance of the estate buildings’ interiors and exteriors.
    • Stewardship of an unrecorded collection of architectural elements that were removed from the estate during various remodeling projects during the 20th century.
    • Act as a key advisor to the decorative appearance of the estate’s landscape architecture and historic plant management.
    • Participate in committee assignments with NCC staff and community volunteers.
    • Help manage research requests.
    • Assisting with the management of the permanent collection; recommending and helping to coordinate conservation priorities.
    • Assisting with raising funds for institutional priorities.
    •  Coordinates the delivery of all services provided by the department, including but not limited to recreational, cultural, educational, libraries, programs for seniors, housing assistance and community development;
    • Develops, implements and oversees programs and activities located throughout the county including hiring of part time staff and contractors, and planning for programs, activities and special events.
    • Develops programmatic connections among the various units of the department and other departments within the County;
    • Promotes the sharing of resources and facilitates cooperation among the various program components and activities of the department; 
    • Assists in the development of long- and short-term goals for the department;
    •  Implements policies and procedures for the department as directed by the department manager;
    •  Promotes an ongoing attitude of dedication to excellent public service and ensures that internal and external customers are provided with the highest quality of service; 
    • Interacts with outside agencies, the media, other service providers, community organizations and the public concerning related issues;
    • Assigns work and supervises staff;
    • Works with department staff to develop methods for dealing with departmental issues and in responding to problems or requests received;
    • Presents information to community groups; 
    • Operates a personal computer and other related equipment in the course of the work.

    Good knowledge of at least one of the collection strengths listed above; good knowledge of museum research, interpretation, exhibition, and publication; good knowledge of collection cataloguing; good knowledge of equitable representation in cultural production; some knowledge of archive management; some knowledge of grant writing.  Good knowledge of the services provided in the area of community services; some knowledge of program and budget development; ability to coordinate a variety of diverse community service functions and associated staff; ability to supervise others; ability to communicate courteously and effectively, both verbally and in writing; ability to make effective presentations before groups; ability to establish and develop effective working relationships with associates, government officials, agencies, private organizations and the public and to promote an ongoing attitude of dedication to excellent customer service; ability to analyze complex data, draw valid conclusions and make reliable recommendations.

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: At least three years’ experience in the area of of museum curation;  planning or coordination of a variety of exhibits and programs or services and possession of a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in art history, material culture studies, architectural history, history, business administration, public administration or related field; or an equivalent combination of experience and training directly related to the required knowledge, skills and abilities. A graduate degree at the Master’s or Doctoral lev is preferred

    ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Ability to pass a Class III County physical examination and background check.



    Laura McDermott
    Office of Human Resources

  • 13 Jul 2023 8:10 AM | Amanda Davis


    The Executive Director is the senior executive at the Star-Spangled Banner Flag House (Flag House). Their role will focus on implementing the museum's Interpretive Plan, modernizing the scope and direction of programs and programming, strategic vision, collections management, grant writing and reporting, and other administrative tasks.  This leader will oversee the museum's collections and lead the development, education, and programming functions supporting the museum's mission. In partnership with the President and Board of Directors, the Director will work to develop, implement, and oversee the business of operating the museum and its interpretive strategies. 


    • Uphold and work to promote the museum's mission and purpose statements. 

    • Advance the strategic vision for the museum by contributing new philosophies, ideas, and approaches to programming, the permanent collection, educational experiences, and museum events. 

    • Increase public awareness of and engagement with museum offerings and exhibitions. 

    • Prioritize patron education, enjoyment, and satisfaction with museum offerings, in alignment with the museum’s existing Interpretive Plan.

    • Enhance the reputation of the museum as a nationally recognized historic site.

    • Grow the museum's educational and community engagement initiatives with diverse audiences. 

    • Enhance relationships with the communities the museum serves and outside entities (e.g.,  other museums, museum consortiums, associations, State and local entities, and non-profit organizations). 

    • Direct and manage the timely planning, development, and execution of educational program offerings and group tour schedules. 

    • Actively participate in the development of budgets with the board's Finance Committee and manage museum resources on related budgets, including internally and externally generated projects. 

    • Maintain and grow contacts with donors and conduct primary development duties related to grant writing and reporting to private foundations, individual donors, and government entities.

    • Conduct regular administrative and bookkeeping duties, including payroll, monthly bill payments and cash monitoring, remote checking and cash deposits, updating QuickBooks records, and bank reconciliations. 

    • Develop and implement collection management strategies, goals, and objectives, developing the policies and procedures necessary to achieve these goals. 

    • Continue to acquire professional knowledge of current developments in the museum world by attending seminars, workshops, or professional meetings and conducting research. Contributes to this body of knowledge by actively contributing through publishing and presenting blog posts, mini-exhibits, and social media posts when opportunities are identified. 

    • Perform related duties as required. 


    Any combination of education and experience providing the required knowledge, skills, and abilities for successful performance would qualify. Typical qualifications would be equivalent to the following: 

    • Bachelor's degree in public history, museum studies, non-profit management, or related field. Master's Degree or commensurate experience preferred.  

    • Experience with grant writing and development initiatives. 

    • Successful supervisory experience. 


    Generally, the work schedule is an eight-hour day, Monday through Friday, with flexibility to fulfill the eight-hour requirement. A flexible work schedule or additional work hours may be necessary to meet this job position's requirements, encompassing occasional evening hours and weekend work. 


    Salary $48,000 - $52,000 annually. Compensation will be commensurate with education and experience. 


    Local, regional, and sometimes national travel for conferences and symposiums. 


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


    The Star-Spangled Banner Flag House is an inclusive workplace that affirmatively values diversity in all its forms. We strongly encourage all qualified candidates to apply.

    You can do so by sending a cover letter noting the reason for your interest and salary requirements, plus your resume, to:

  • 12 Jul 2023 11:15 AM | Laurie Baty

    National Capital Radio & Television Museum

    Bowie, Maryland, USA

    Position Overview

    The Executive Director has overall responsibility for managing the day-to-day operations of the National Capital Radio & Television Museum (NCRTV), including, but not limited to: fundraising, staff supervision, planning, financial and program management, marketing, and community relations. This work is subject to the Board of Director’s (Board) oversight. The Executive Director will work closely with the Board to help formulate and put into practice the Board’s vision for the museum.

    Reporting Relationships

    The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors and manages a part time staff (currently one) as well as approximately 25 volunteers.

    Major Duties and Responsibilities

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

    Oversee and Manage All Activities of the Museum

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

    Represent the Museum in the Community

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


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

    Other Key Responsibilities

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

    This is a 30 hour a week position and is considered full time. The salary is $60,000 a year.

    Position Qualifications:

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

    Required Experience:

    Application must have experience working in a museum setting

    Proven leadership skills

    Proven fundraising success

    Experience in setting priorities and delegating tasks to both staff and volunteers

    Experience with personnel and financial management of a small organization

    Experience in the areas below is desirable:

    Familiarity with financial software (such as Quickbooks).

    Familiarity with office computer software (e.g., Microsoft Office suite); website development and updating is a plus

    Experience with marketing, publicity, and public relations.

    To apply please send a letter of inquiry, resume, and three references to with “NCRTV Executive Director Position” as the subject.

    Resumes will be evaluated immediately and the position will remain open until filled.

  • 09 Jul 2023 11:07 AM | Lucinda Cockrell

    Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History Executive Director

    The Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History is seeking a dynamic, innovative Executive Director to help lead the Museum toward an optimistic future of continued success and new opportunities in beautiful Middlebury, Vermont.

    The oldest community-based museum in the country, the Sheldon Museum has welcomed visitors and researchers since 1884. Local businessman and tireless collector Henry Sheldon filled the Museum with fine Vermont furniture, paintings, documents, household objects, and artifacts that provide a glimpse into Addison County and Vermont’s past. The Museum is housed in an historic 1829 Federal house and in addition to the permanent collection, includes a Research Center with an exceptional archival collection, exhibit galleries, lovely garden and barn, and Museum Store in the heart of the vibrant college town of Middlebury, Vermont. Residing in a thriving area between the Green Mountains and Lake Champlain, our region frequently appears on lists of the best places to live and work.

    The Executive Director is appointed by the Board of Trustees to promote the mission of the Henry Sheldon Museum to collect, preserve and share the historic, artistic, and cultural heritage of Middlebury and greater Addison County, Vermont for the enjoyment and edification of residents and visitors. The Executive Director is responsible for the overall operations and management of the Museum, including fundraising and development, day-to-day operations, staff enrichment, and long-range planning.

    Employment type: This is a full-time salaried position with paid time off.

    Salary Range: Salary $70-80K, commensurate with experience and proven record of success, and benefits reimbursement up to $5K/year.

    Summary of Responsibilities

    • 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 (annual and longer-term capital campaign), 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.
    • Serves as pro-active 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.
    • In collaboration with staff, oversees curation and installation of all Museum exhibitions and the development and coordination of public programs.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Directs recruiting, hiring, and training of staff as appropriate. Supervises and provides enrichment opportunities for staff.
    • Works with the Stewart-Swift Research Center Archivist and the Collections Manager to increase and enhance the stewardship, access, utilization and promotion of archival and collections materials in supporting the research needs of the community.
    • Works with staff and trustees to outline and deliver environmental sustainability goals for the Museum.

    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. Demonstrated success in development/fundraising, networking and capacity to develop strong community relationships.
    • 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 engages with critical national conversations about equity, inclusion, and system bias.

    Required Qualifications

    • 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.
    • The ideal candidate will have at least three years of overall nonprofit experience as a leader or manager within a public museum, historical society or a similar non-profit 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.
    • 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, grant-writing, 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.

    The Henry Sheldon Museum is an equal opportunity employer.

    How to Apply:

    Interested candidates please send a letter of interest, resume, and three references to or mail hard copy to: Henry Sheldon Museum, Executive Director Search Committee, One Park Street, Middlebury, VT 05753. All materials will be confidential and references will not be contacted without advance permission. No phone calls please.

  • 29 Jun 2023 4:00 PM | Amy Glenn

    Job Description

    Glencairn Museum is seeking a part-time visitor services representative beginning August 14, 2023. The current opening is for three weekday afternoon shifts beginning at noon and ending at 4:30 pm. Occasional work on evenings and weekends will be required.

    The visitor services representative staffs the visitor services desk at Glencairn’s main entrance.

    The successful candidate will demonstrate enthusiasm for and ability to serve museum visitors and staff. Bilingual abilities are a plus.

    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 hourly rate
    • Hours vary from 13.5 to 22.5 hours per week
    • Part-time, no benefits
    • Reports to visitor experience manager


    Glencairn Museum is currently closed to the public during a large infrastructure project. The following list represents visitor services representative job responsibilities during this project. Job responsibilities will change when the museum opens to the public in late November.

    1. Greet all contractors, invited guests, and staff, including opening and closing the main door upon arrival and departure.

    2. Answer phone inquiries about Glencairn Museum and the Bryn Athyn Historic District. (Requires being familiar with open times and upcoming public events for all buildings in the Bryn Athyn Historic District.) Answer general questions and know to whom to direct inquiries for further information.

    3. Record reservations using an online booking platform, including receiving and responding to requests by phone and email. (Programs are being held remotely.)

    4. Process advanced ticket sales and reservations for Museum programming. (Programs are currently being held remotely.)

    5. Process sales through POS system.

    6. Enforce security policies including parcel control, key distribution, monitoring CCTV when requested, and ensuring that invited guests sign in.

    7. Receive and process deliveries and mail.

    8. Know security procedures.

    9. Be prepared to assist with emergency situations.

    10. Perform a variety of light clerical duties as assigned by the visitor experience manager.

    11. Promote museum membership and public programs including tours, workshops, and events.

    12. Staff on-site admissions for museum events. (Currently being held remotely.)

    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. Successful applicants will:

    1. Maintain a professional workspace, including keeping the desk neat, organized, and clutter-free.

    2. Maintain a professional demeanor. Treat others with courtesy and respect.

    3. Follow instructions and consistently follow through on tasks.

    4. Follow all Museum policies and visitor services operational procedures.

    5. Communicate information clearly, carefully, and accurately in all in-person, telephone, and electronic communication.

    6. Maintain clear knowledge of all emergency procedures.

    7. Know the mission of the Museum and the history of the buildings in the Historic District.

    8. Have the ability to remain at the desk for long periods of time while also being prepared to quickly move to assist contractors and people entering and exiting the building.

    9. Be dependable, attentive, and accommodating while always adhering to Museum policy.

    10. Be at least 18 years old with a high school diploma or equivalent.

    How to apply

    An important part of our interview process is understanding why this position and our mission particularly resonate with you. Applicants should submit a resume and a cover letter including a discussion of their interest in Glencairn’s mission to Leah Smith at Please also include contact information for three adult references (not related to you) that know your abilities, skills, and work ethic. The application deadline is July 31, 2023.

    Contact Person

    Leah Smith

    Visitor Experience Manager


  • 29 Jun 2023 2:40 PM | Graham Gifford

    New Hampshire Telephone Museum

     Job Description: Executive Director

    Title:  Executive Director

    Reports to: The Board of Directors

    Overview: The Executive Director is the principal officer of the Corporation. The Executive Director works with the Board and Board Committees to establish and implement vision, policies, strategic focus, priorities, and general scope of programs the museum will deliver.

    The Executive Director has the overall responsibility to implement and advance the organization’s mission and policies established by the Board, including the financial, educational, collections, fundraising, and operations management of the organization.


    1.    Strategic Leadership:

    ·         The Executive Director will take direction from the Board of Directors and work with the Board to assure that the NHTM operates with a clear mission and a long-range strategic plan that is consistent with the mission.

    ·         Keep the Board of Directors fully informed on conditions, opportunities, issues, and challenges for the NHTM and the environment in which it operates so that the Board can carry out its governance, financial oversight, and leadership role.

    ·         Develop with the Board, on a yearly basis, a work plan for the board to carry forward the strategic plans of the NHTM.

    ·         Develop with the Board, on a yearly basis, a work plan for the board to carry forward the strategic plans of the NHTM.

    2.    Board & Volunteer Relations:

    ·         Provide for the coordination of Board meetings and communications.

    ·         Participate in Board meetings by working with the Board Chair/Executive Committee to create agendas, prepare staff reports, and attend meetings.

    ·         Involve Board members in decisions that affect the future of NHTM and be a liaison with the Board to address matters raised by the Board.

    ·         Serve as Ex Officio to all Board Committees unless otherwise directed.

    ·         Assist the Board with identifying community members who may be appropriate for board service and support their recruitment and orientation to the organization.

    ·         Recruit volunteers for appropriate positions within the organization.

    3.    Human Resources & Administration:

    ·         Hire, train, and supervise all staff and volunteers including scheduling and annual work goals.

    ·         Provide overall staff direction and supervision, develop a yearly work plan with staff which includes goals, objectives, inputs and outcomes, and timeline for the programs and services to be carried out by the NHTM.

    ·         Provide ongoing management to assure the organization stays within approved plans and budgets.

    ·         In conjunction with the Board Chair/Executive Committee, evaluate staff (other than the Executive Director); set performance standards; create annual goals; conduct annual staff evaluations; and maintain personnel records.

    ·         Effectively manage the human resources of the NHTM in a manner which supports a productive, professionally competent work force in an environment respectful of personal well-being and cultural diversity. Manage hiring, firing, and resolution of grievances.

    4.    Financial Management & Fundraising:

    ·         Take direction from the Board to develop annual budgets and fundraising plan.

    ·         Develop relationship with funders of the NHTM and maintain regular communications with funders.

    ·         Identify grant opportunities and develop proposals and produce required reporting to funding sources.

    ·         With the Finance Committee, contract for and oversee annual audit and tax return preparation.

    ·         Monitor expenditures and income; plan for core budget self-sufficiency.

    ·         Maintain capital assets of corporation.

    5.    Management of Program and Member Services:

    ·         Oversee the development of membership capacity building initiative, programs, and services as needed.

    ·         Ensure program quality and consistency with organizational goals through ongoing evaluation of programs and services to determine effectiveness and member satisfaction.

    ·         Oversee development and coordination of events and new programs, conferences, workshops, and publications.

    ·         Develop and maintain corporate and business sponsors and relationships.

    6.    Community Relations:

    ·         Develop a communication strategy.

    ·         Represent NHTM and advocate its mission to potential stakeholders and audiences including community organizations, schools, government at all levels, and the museum and nonprofit communities.

    ·         Develop relationships with other organizations and persons pertinent to the museum sector, coordinate activities and co-sponsor events.


    ·         Minimum of Bachelor’s degree (Master’s preferred) in Non-Profit Management, Museum Studies, Public History, Public Administration, or related field.

    ·         Understanding of and experience with capacity building programs.

    ·         Fundraising skills.

    ·         Supervisory and personnel experience.

    ·         A willingness to “roll up your sleeves.”

    ·         Financial management background.

    ·         Experience working with boards of directors.

    ·         Evidence of commitment to missions of the NHTM.

    This is a full-time exempt position, including night and weekend work.

    Museums are made up many of moving parts.  It is the Executive Director’s responsibility to keep the big picture in mind while assuring daily operations are running smoothly and moving forward.

    Salary Range:  $55,000-$75,000 commensurate with experience and qualifications.

    Benefits:  To be discussed. 

    Email cover letter and resume to:

    The NHTM is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to the belief that everyone is entitled to equal employment opportunity.

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