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Administrative/Director

Human Resources Manager

Plimoth Plantation Plymouth, MA
Plimoth Plantation is a 17th-century living history museum dedicated to telling the history of Plymouth Colony from the perspective of both the Pilgrims and the Native Wampanoag. The museum is located in Plymouth, Massachusetts. The museum is seeking a Human Resources Manager supporting the Director of Human Resources. Responsibilities include recruitment, training, coaching, labor relations, and assistance with HR administration. Provide a friendly and welcoming presence for all guests, volunteers and coworkers throughout the Museum. Intentionally and actively contribute to the Museum’s positive, collaborative organizational culture in all interactions and communications. Partner with hiring managers to support with recruitment activities such as placing employment ads, scheduling interviews, conducting background and reference checks. Provide advice and guidance on recruitment and selection process. Responsible for new hire orientation. Assist with creating a new orientation program for new staff and volunteers. Through mentoring coaching and training, support managers to be effective leaders and to help them develop diverse, high-performing teams. To deliver core internal training events for employees and managers. Assess the training needs for all staff and departmental needs. Follow-up training results through managers and observation. Assist with labor relations, working with the HR Director, Senior Management and outside counsel to provide guidance and information requested by the union. Bachelor Degree in related field (directly related experience may be substituted on a year for year basis).Minimum of two (2) years human resources experience. Nonprofit experience preferred. Experience with union labor workforce preferred. Email cover letter & resume to : Sue Haverstock shaverstock@plimoth.org
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 05/18/2017

Assistant Controller, Budgets & Operations

Museum of Science Boston, MA
The Assistant Controller, Budget and Operations will help oversee the monthly, quarterly and year end accounting process including review of balance sheet reconciliations and journal entries to ensure accurate financial data. Will assist in the annual budget process and monitor monthly budget to actuals to identify and resolve any issues. Oversee the monthly accounting and reporting for the Engineering is Elementary business unit to ensure timely and accurate financial reporting. Will supervise several staff in the accounting department and coordinate new manager training with regard to the policies and procedures of the finance department. To apply, please visit: https://mos.applicantpro.com/jobs/569242-29458.html
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 05/11/2017

Ho-Chunk Heritage Center Executive Director Consulting Services

Urban Assets, LLC Madison, WI
Ho-Chunk Gaming Madison seeks proposals from enterprising individuals with strong leadership and strategic-planning skills to provide Executive Director consulting services for the start-up of a new Ho-Chunk Heritage Center in Madison, Wisconsin. The consulting Executive Director will participate in the creation and development of the heritage center in close coordination with Ho-Chunk Gaming Madison leadership, the founding Board of Directors, and architectural and exhibit design project consultants. This is an exciting and unique opportunity to become intimately engaged in the process of developing facilities and programming for the first heritage center for the Ho-Chunk Nation, which will focus on the history and culture of the Ho-Chunk people in the four lakes (“teejop/dejope”) region of southern Wisconsin. Visit http://www.urbanassetsconsulting.com/ho-chunk-heritage-center-rfp/ for the full job description and proposal details and schedule. Please direct all questions and inquiries regarding any aspect of this RFP to Zia Brucaya at (608) 819-6566 or Zia@urbanassetsconsulting.com.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Contract
Posted on: 05/08/2017

Director of Museum Affairs & Chief Curator

The Preservation Society of Newport County Newport, RI
The Preservation Society of Newport County seeks a Director of Museum Affairs & Chief Curator responsible for curatorial, conservation, academic and educational initiatives at its 11 historic properties. The Director will oversee the care, display, research and interpretation of approximately 55,000 objects in the collections of the eleven historic houses, encompassing the fine and decorative arts, historic costume and textiles, photographs, books, letters, coaches, and carriages. Establish the major initiatives that focus staff efforts and financial resources on key projects in curatorial, exhibitions, collections management, conservation, public and youth programs, research, publications and site interpretation. Direct a staff of 10 full-time professionals and a $1.8 million budget. Qualified candidates will possess an M.A. (Ph.D. preferred) in Material Culture, Decorative Arts, American Studies, Architectural history, Art History or a related field, the ability to foster a collaborative intellectual environment among a professional staff, diplomacy and tact, and a strong presence in public speaking. Ten years of scholarly and museum or historic site management experience is preferred. For full job description refer to website http://www.newportmansions.org/about-us/employment/available-jobs. Send resume along with cover letter and professional references to MCorey@newportmansions.org, humanresources@newportmansions.org or mail to The Preservation Society of Newport County, 424 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI 02840 Attention: Maria Corey
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 05/08/2017

Executive Director (search reopened)

Lexington Historical Society Lexington, MA
The Society seeks an experienced Executive Director to provide strategic planning and management for a vibrant organization serving a diverse local community and visitors from around the world. The Society manages and interprets to the public three historic house museums with significant connections to the Battle of Lexington, provides stewardship of important collections and archives spanning three centuries of Lexington history, and provides year-round programming to the community. The annual budget of $500,000 supports a paid staff of five and the important roles and involvement of a large cadre of dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers. Candidates should have the following qualifications: 1. Ability to work well with dynamic staff, Board members and volunteers, town officials, community organizations and collaborative partners; 2. Strong fundraising and grant writing experience; excellent oral and written communication skills; 3. Management experience in an historical or similar non-profit organization, including familiarity with finance, buildings management, and personnel development; 4. An advanced degree in museum administration, history, archives management, or the equivalent; 5. A demonstrated interest in American history and enthusiasm for sharing it with the public. This is a full-time position with salary commensurate with experience. Please send a brief statement of interest and resume to: historicalsocietysearch@gmail.com by May 26, 2017.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 05/01/2017

Executive Director

Nichols House Museum Boston, MA
The Executive Director (E.D.) is the Chief Executive Officer of the Nichols House Museum, an accredited museum by the American Alliance of Museums. Reporting to the Board of Governors, the E.D. is responsible for delivering the museum’s mission and achieving its operational and financial objectives. Working with the Board and committees, the E.D. develops the vision, strategy and priorities of the museum and directs all museum activities. The E.D. is responsible for policy-making, financial management, program development, fundraising, conservation and preservation planning and implementation. S/he represents the museum and its mission in the local, national and global community. The E.D works with staff, board, committees and external experts to develop and to implement strategies, including the museum’s strategic plan approved in 2017. S/h develops curatorial, educational and other programs that adhere to both professional and interpretive guidelines. The E.D. cares for the collection and nineteenth century building. S/he works with the Finance Committee to draft and manage the budget as approved by the Board. The E.D. hires, directs and evaluates personnel. Qualifications: 5-7 years leadership experience with fundraising and financial management skills and interpersonal skills to work closely with the Board and volunteers. Application Process: Please submit a cover letter and resume to jobs@nicholshousemuseum.org and note in the subject line “Executive Director Search” by Friday, June 2. Professional references and a writing sample will be required during the interview process. Salary and benefits will be commensurate with experience.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 05/01/2017

Advancement Program Administrator

Connecticut Science Center Hartford, CT
The Science Center’s Advancement Department directs the Development, Marketing and Membership functions for Connecticut’s premier destination for informal science learning and one of the state’s foremost resources on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). The Advancement Program Administrator supports these functions through the stewardship of our donors, members, trustees, and patrons with strong project management, data management, and communications skills. To learn more on this position, please go to https://ctsciencecenter.org/about/employment/ To apply, send a substantive cover letter and resume to hr@ctsciencecenter.org. Resumes must be submitted by Monday, May 8, 2017. Please reference “Advancement Program Administrator” in the subject line.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 04/26/2017

Executive Director, Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum

Irelands Great Hunger Museum Hamden, CT
Quinnipiac University seeks an Executive Director of its Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum. The Executive Director is responsible for the development, execution, and management of the policies, programs and initiatives of Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum and will report to the Vice President for Public Affairs. Responsibilities: Provides general management and oversight of all administrative and financial operations of the museum. Develops a long-range strategic plan for the museum including proposed exhibitions (traveling and in-house). Establishes and oversees the care and maintenance of the art collection including new acquisitions. Oversees the curator(s) and recommends (with the curator) new acquisitions when possible. Hires, oversees, and evaluates all staff members and consultants as needed. Develops programming for the museum including educational events for students of all ages. Works with faculty and staff to incorporate the museum into the life of the campus. Collaborates with the development office to seek funding opportunities and build a strong donor base. Responsible for managing the process toward AAM accreditation. Qualifications: Bachelor's degree; an advanced degree in Irish studies, museum studies, or art history, is preferred. Minimum of 7-10 years experience in a museum or non-profit management, ideally in an arts/museum organization. Strong written and verbal skills are essential, particularly public speaking, as is the ability to comfortably operate in the public arena. Evidence of working with the public, with a Board of Directors, and an academic community, including senior leadership. Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills. For more information on how to apply for this position, please visit https://administrative-careers-quinnipiac.icims.com/jobs/2172/executive-director%2c-ireland%e2%80%99s-great-hunger-museum/job. To learn more about the museum, please visit: http://www.ighm.org/.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 04/24/2017

Junior Accountant

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Boston, MA
The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is seeking a full time Junior Accountant to join the Finance team. Reporting to the Controller, this position is an integral member of a three person team. The successful candidate will be responsible for facilitating all accounts payable recording, reporting and disbursements, paying particular attention to employee expense reports, corporate credit card reports and disbursement scheduling. He/she will also be responsible for cash handling, some balance sheet account reconciliations, and other accounting, payroll, administrative, and financial support as needed. For more information and to apply: https://recruiting.paylocity.com/Recruiting/Jobs/Details/4896
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 04/06/2017

Controller

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Boston, MA
The Controller, in consultation with the Board and other senior managers, is responsible for developing, implementing and ensuring compliance with sound and prudent financial policies and practices consistent with generally accepted accounting principles and the goals of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (ISGM). He/She is responsible for maintaining and continuously improving the system of financial controls, including general accounting, investment and endowment accounting, banking, payroll and benefits processing and department management. The successful candidate will develop and maintain strong, effective working relationships with internal departments including Development, Curatorial, Education, and Operations, through collaborative leadership. The Controller reports to the Chief Operating Officer/Chief Financial Officer of the ISGM and is responsible for the daily supervision of, and work delegation for the Accountant and Junior Accountant. For more information and to apply: https://recruiting.paylocity.com/Recruiting/Jobs/Details/4499
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 04/06/2017

Human Resources Manager

Plimoth Plantation Plymouth, MA
Plimoth Planation is a living history museum located in Plymouth, MA. The Museum is well-known and admired as a unique destination for its thought-provoking, entertaining and fascinating living history programs and exhibits. The Museum is seeking a Human Resources Manager. Responsibilities include recruitment, training, coaching, labor relations, and assistance with HR administration. Through mentoring, coaching and training, support managers in their work with their direct reports. Assist with labor relations, working closely with the Director of HR, senior management and legal counsel. Partner with hiring managers to support recruitment activities such as placing employment ads, scheduling interviews, conducting background and reference checks. Provide advice and guidance on recruitment and selection process, including short-list and selection; ensuring the best candidate is selected. Responsible for onboarding activities including coordinating, delivering, and revising (as needed to stay current), the New Employee Orientation program. The aim of NEO is to familiarize new hires with the Museum’s core commitments, organizational culture, institutional history, and current exhibits and programs. Assess training and ongoing communication needs for staff and department heads. Deliver core internal training events for employees and managers. Participate in providing New Volunteer Orientation. Track and report on professional development training. Assist Director of HR with general administrative duties of Human Resources department. Bachelor’s Degree required; preferably in a related field. Minimum of five years HR management experience. Nonprofit experience preferred. Experience with union labor workforce preferred. Email resume & Cover Letter to Sue Haverstock shaverstock@plimoth.org. See website for job description www.plimoth.org/jobs.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 03/30/2017

Executive Director

Columbia Museum of Art Columbia, SC
Columbia Museum of Art, SC (CMA) seeks an experienced, visionary Executive Director. CMA recently completed a $16 million capital campaign to expand exhibition and education space, received a 2016 National Medal for Museum and Library Services Award and is the premier arts organization in the State. Located near the State Capital and University of South Carolina campus, CMA anchors Columbia’s revitalized downtown business and residential area. Superb gifts from the Kress Collection anchor a growing collection of over 7,000 works of European, American, Asian and African-American art. The Museum is committed to expanding its collection of work by women and African American artists. Exhibitions, innovative educational programming and special events make CMA Columbia’s cultural hub. CMA has a 34-member Board, staff of 48 and $4.2 million budget. The new Executive Director will have 10 years in a senior leadership position, strong museum management experience, ability to envision the Museum’s future direction and appreciation of innovation. Advanced art history or museum studies degree preferred. Major achievements in fundraising, excellent interpersonal skills and ability to engage with city officials, patrons and diverse, multi-cultural populations essential. Competitive salary, excellent benefits. Contact in confidence: Freda Mindlin or Nancy Kaufman at search@opportunityresources.net
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
SALARY RANGE: Competitive
Posted on: 03/29/2017

Collections

Director of Historic Preservation

Historic Deerfield, Inc. Deerfield, MA
HISTORIC DEERFIELD, a non-profit museum of American history and art in western Massachusetts, seeks Director of Historic Preservation to oversee the repair, restoration, and research of our 55 antique structures. Required: M.S. in Historic Preservation, 5 years minimum in preservation with emphasis on pre-1860 construction, hands-on restoration/construction practices, with public-speaking and writing experience preferred. Benefits: TIAA-CREF retirement plan to those qualified with health package. Review the full job description at http://www.historic-deerfield.org/about-us and send a letter of interest with CV to Betsy McKee at bmckee@historic-deerfield.org. AA/EOE
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 05/18/2017

Part-Time Curator

Gibson House Museum Boston, MA
The Gibson House Museum, located in Boston’s Back Bay, seeks a part-time curator with broad collections-management experience. The position is 8 hours a week, flexible schedule, to start September 2017. The Gibson House is preserved as it appeared during three generations of Gibson family occupancy (1859–1954). Since 1957, it has operated as a house museum and is open to the public. It is a museum of Victorian and Edwardian decorative arts and a time capsule of daily life during the mid-nineteenth to early-twentieth centuries. It is a National Historic Landmark (2001), a recipient of a Federal Save America’s Treasures grant (2004), landmarked as an Interior Landmark by the City of Boston Landmarks Commission (1992), and registered on the Massachusetts State Register of Historic Places (1982). The successful candidate will have a master’s degree in museum studies, history, material culture, or a related field, and will have at least 3 to 5 years of museum curatorial and collections-management experience. Strong and demonstrated organizational and communications skills are essential for this position. We are seeking an experienced, detail-oriented professional who can prioritize the workload and is comfortable both working alone and supervising volunteers. A background in 19th-century houses is preferred. More details can be found at http://www.thegibsonhouse.org/employment.html Interested individuals should send a cover letter outlining in detail how they meet the qualifications, a résumé, and the names and contact information of three professional references to info@thegibsonhouse.org. Application review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Nominations are welcome.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Part time
Posted on: 05/05/2017

Collections Manager

Lynn Museum/LynnArts Lynn, MA
The Lynn Museum/LynnArts organization seeks a part-time Collections Manager who will be responsible for the oversight and preservation of the Museum’s extensive collection of artifacts related to the history of the city of Lynn, Massachusetts and the surrounding area according to the Collections Policy established by the Lynn Museum/LynnArts Board of Trustees. The Collections Manager will oversee the work of interns and be the primary staff liaison to the Collections Committee of the Lynn Museum/LynnArts Board of Trustees and the Phillips Library at the Peabody Essex Museum. The Collections Specialist reports to the Executive Director. Successful candidates should have at minimum a Bachelors degree in Museum Studies, Art, History, Anthropology or a related field. Masters degree highly desirable along with demonstrated knowledge of PastPerfect database software. This is a part-time, hourly position (20 hours per week). Please submit a cover letter, resume, and the names of three professional references. Applications will be processed on an ongoing basis until a successful candidate is identified. Lynn Museum/LynnArts c/o Drew Russo, Executive Director 590 Washington Street Lynn, MA 01901 Or by email to: drew@lynnmuseum.org with "Collections Manager" in the subject line. No phone calls please.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Part time
SALARY RANGE: $15-17 per hour
Posted on: 05/01/2017

Registrar

New Milford Historical Society Museum New Milford, CT
We are seeking an experienced, part-time registrar to begin work immediately (16 hours including Saturday and attendance at monthly board of trustee meetings). Under the direction of the curator, the registrar will be responsible for managing and maintaining object records (both paper and digital) in the museum’s collection. This includes basic cataloguing, data entry in the collections management database (PastPerfect), creation of digital images, and creation and execution of gift forms and temporary loan forms (for temporary exhibits). This is a hands-on position in a collaborative work environment. Additional responsibilities include: routine museum and general office duties, providing tours to the public, research requests, and assistance with exhibit installations. Ideal candidate would have two years of prior museum experience and a thorough knowledge of current registration principals and practice and collection care. Other requirements include: good interpersonal skills, strong organizational skills, and excellent written and oral communication skills. Being able to work as a team player and with volunteers and board members is a must! Experience working with a collection management database (PastPerfect) and MS Office Suite is also required. Knowledge of local history would be a plus. Candidates must have a BS in history, art history or museum studies, or relevant combination of education and experience. To apply: please e-mail cover letter, 3 references and resume to nmhistorical@gmail.com with Registrar Position in the subject line or send to PO Box 359, New Milford, CT 06776.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Part time
Posted on: 05/01/2017

Collections Manager

Cahoon Museum of American Art Cotuit, MA
The Cahoon Museum of American Art is seeking an experienced Collections Manager. The Collections Manager is responsible for all aspects of the care and management of artwork owned or on loan to the Cahoon Museum. Responsibilities include conducting a physical inventory of the museum’s collections, overseeing the transition of the museum’s database from Access to Past Perfect, managing and maintaining the collections database, handling incoming and outgoing loans, and managing movement of objects in temporary and permanent exhibitions. Reporting to the Director, this is a 20 hour per week position for a two-year period with opportunity for growth. The ideal candidate has a positive team-based approach and enjoys working collaboratively with the Museum’s Director/Curator and Research Coordinator to improve the documentation, care, and preservation of the Museum’s collection of American art in keeping with best practices in the field. Qualifications include a minimum of three years of professional experience working with museum collections, knowledge of collections management best practices, and experience with the safe handling, packing, movement, and shipping of collection objects, demonstrated experience with Past Perfect, and excellent organization, time management, and communication skills. Please email a letter of interest and resume to Sarah Johnson, Director/Curator at employment@cahoonmuseum.org.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Part time
Posted on: 04/19/2017

THE CRAIG W. C. BROWN CURATOR

Museum of the First Corps of Cadets Boston, MA
The Veteran Association of the First Corps of Cadets (http://www.afcc1741.org), a non-profit organization founded in 1876 and dedicated to promoting the military history of both the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the First Corps of Cadets (today the 211th Military Police Battalion), is seeking applications for the position of Curator of the First Corps of Cadets Museum located on Commonwealth Avenue in Boston's Back Bay neighborhood. This newly endowed position, named in honor of the late Craig W. C. Brown, will manage the cataloging, exhibition, interpretation, preservation, and storage of the Museum's collection as well as develop and maintain museum community partnerships. The curator will also supervise volunteers and graduate students, develop museum and collections policy, and participate in periodic special events. The successful candidate must have an MA or graduate certificate in museum studies, history, library science, or a related field and at least 3-5 years of museum curatorial and collections management experience. Strong and demonstrated organizational, communications, and writing skills are essential for this position. Demonstrated knowledge of Microsoft Office and collections management software (especially PastPerfect) preferred. Veterans or those with civilian experience in military/veteran organizations are strongly urged to apply. This is a year-round, part time position with flexible scheduling; occasional evening and weekend hours required; employee parking available on site. Interested individuals should send a cover letter outlining in detail how they meet these qualifications, a résumé, and the names and contact information of three professional references to curatorsearch1741@gmail.com Application review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Nominations welcome.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Part time
SALARY RANGE: $20,000 - $25,000
Posted on: 04/07/2017

Assistant Registrar – Collections

Peabody Essex Museum Salem, MA
We are seeking an experienced, full‐time, Assistant Registrar for the Collection to join our registration team. Under the direction of the Registrar for the Collection, you will manage acquisitions and loans to the collection from documenting the approval process and cataloguing to arranging packing and shipping. Also responsible for the creation and execution of gift and purchase documents, rights licenses and loan agreements and help to maintain the museum’s collection management database, and creation of digital images. This is a hands-on position in a collaborative work environment which also supports other activities such as outgoing loans, rights and reproduction, digitization and staff training. Some travel with art to interesting destinations is required. Three years of museum experience (preferably art museums) and a thorough knowledge of current registration principles and practices, fine art shipping, and collection care. Strength and skill in handling fragile works of art required. Superb interpersonal skills, strong prioritization and organizational skills; excellent written and oral communication skills; ability to work collaboratively and a can‐do attitude are also required. Proficiency with MS Office suite and image editing software such as Adobe Photoshop or Light room and experience with a collection management database required (Museum Plus ideal). Must have a BA in Art, Art History or Museum Studies, or relevant combination of education and experience. Completion of a graduate program is preferred. Please email cover letter and resume to jobs@pem.org. PEM is committed to diversity among its employees and encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 03/30/2017

Development and Marketing

Survery Administrator

Connecticut Science Center Hartford, CT
The Connecticut Science Center has an immediate opening for an enthusiastic, energetic and detail-oriented individual who will participate in an exciting project that will help the Science Center understand its visitors and their experiences while on site. Warmly greeting visitors who are leaving the Science Center and asking them to take a brief survey, to guide them through the survey as necessary, and then collecting the surveys from them as they leave. The Survey Administrator also will be responsible for entering written data on the completed surveys into the survey software program. The Survey Administrator may also help with other marketing related tasks and membership processing. For detailed job description and instructions on how to apply, please visit https://ctsciencecenter.org/about/employment/ EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Part-Time Temporary June thru October 2017
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Temporary
Posted on: 05/15/2017

Corporate Relations & Events Manager

Mystic Museum of Art Mystic, CT
Mystic Museum of Art seeks a part-time permanent Corporate Relations and Events Manager to build long-term institutional support for the organization. Reporting to the Deputy Director, the CRE Manager is responsible for planning and execution of a corporate partnership program supporting exhibitions and events. This position also manages all aspects of public and private events including Mystic Museum of Art events and facility rentals. The successful candidate will be highly organized, patient, and able to work independently to build relationships with individuals, companies, and community groups. Experience developing client and/or donor relationships in a corporate and/or non-profit setting is essential; event planning experience desired. The schedule of approximately 32 hours weekly includes some weekends and nights. Interested parties should send a cover letter, resume and at least three references by June 2 to: Dawn Salerno, Deputy Director, Mystic Museum of Art, 9 Water Street, Mystic, CT 06355; or dsalerno@mysticmuseumofart.org/. www.mysticmuseumofart.org
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Part time
SALARY RANGE: $18-$21/hour non-exempt
Posted on: 05/15/2017

Director of Marketing & Communications

ArtsBoston Boston, MA
ArtsBoston is seeking a highly creative, accomplished, and energetic marketing professional to leverage our recent successes and to develop new business opportunities and partnerships in support of the organization’s mission and in service to our members. The Director’s job is to tell the story of ArtsBoston to generate positive, top-of-mind awareness of ArtsBoston’s mission and services among consumers and key stakeholders while maximizing revenue through our programs. The ideal candidate will be a strategic thinker who understands the important role that arts and culture plays in making Greater Boston a unique and exciting place, and is passionate about helping us to better tell the stories of our impact. S/he will be a collaborative leader internally and externally with the ability to build strong, mutually beneficial relationships with a broad and diverse constituency. The new Director must have demonstrated success developing and sustaining revenue-generating partnerships, driving e-commerce sales, and implementing marketing strategies. Minimum seven years of experience in marketing, communication, and sales in arts, culture, and entertainment. This position is full-time, Monday through Friday. Occasional weekend and evening hours will be required. Salary is commensurate with experience. ArtsBoston offers comprehensive benefits including health, dental, and life insurance plans, a healthcare flexible spending account (FSA), and a 401(k) retirement savings plan. Visit http://artsboston.org/careers/ for full job description. Please send cover letter and resume to jobs@artsboston.org. In the cover letter, please be specific about why you are interested in this senior position and what online consumer sales and marketing experience you could bring to ArtsBoston. No phone calls, please.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
SALARY RANGE: Commensurate with experience.
Posted on: 05/10/2017

Marketing and Community Relations Coordinator

EcoTarium Worcester, MA
The EcoTarium, A Museum of Science & Nature seeks qualified candidate to work as a Coordinator in Marketing and Community Relations. The Marketing and Community Relations Coordinator is responsible for maintaining the EcoTarium’s online presence as well as the coordination and implementation of community-related outreach and events. Working with the Manager of Marketing and Communications, the Marketing and Community Relations Coordinator assists in increasing the visibility and stature of the EcoTarium while supporting long-range attendance and revenue goals through frequent, targeted community outreach (both in-person and online). In addition, this position is responsible for planning, implementing, and evaluating community events and promotional activities to further help promote the museums offerings and drive attendance. This position has regular interaction with all departments in the museum. For detailed job description and instructions on how to apply, please visit www.ecotarium.org/jobs
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 05/08/2017

Membership Coordinator

deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum Lincoln, MA
Under the supervision of the Deputy Director for External Affairs, the Membership Coordinator is responsible for the management and implementation of deCordova’s Individual Membership program. The Membership Coordinator will formulate and implement new strategies to grow, retain and steward deCordova’s 1,800 member households towards the goal of building a solid base of future support for the Museum. As part of this role, responsibilities will also include, but are not limited to, implementing the Museum’s Membership campaigns and promotions, processing and acknowledging membership gifts, generating donor acknowledgment letters and cards, drafting and updating membership literature. This position requires additional evening, weekend, and early morning hours in support of department events and meetings. Qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree and 1-3 years of related experience. Candidates must have excellent written and verbal communications skills, a high level of customer service skills and strong attention to detail. The ability to effectively interact with a wide variety of constituents and to work collegially with all levels and departments within the organization is also required. Candidates must also have strong technical proficiency with Microsoft Office products including Word and Excel and experience with Gmail and Google calendar. Experience utilizing Raiser’s Edge is preferred but not required. Interested individuals should send a cover letter and resume by May 31st to: hr@decordova.org. When applying by email, include “Membership Coordinator” in subject line of the email. Applications may be mailed to: deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Attn: Human Resources, 51 Sandy Pond Road, Lincoln, MA 01773. EOE M/F
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 05/03/2017

Development Events Associate

Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art Hartford, CT
The Wadsworth has an immediate opening for a full-time Development Events Associate, responsible for the planning, coordination, and execution of the museum’s signature development events, including the annual Splendor Gala, monthly Wadsworth Salons, and the Wadsworth Atheneum Women’s Committee’s (WAWC) annual Festival of Trees and Traditions and Fine Art and Flowers. Collaborates with Director & CEO and Director of Development for other special opportunities for prospect and donor engagement. Creates and executes exhibition and membership events as needed. Responsible for management of the museum’s growing private rental event program. Works closely with Trustees, volunteers, and with other departments across the museum to support the museum’s fundraising goals. College degree or equivalent knowledge and experience and minimum of three (3) years of managing a gala with an auction and coordination of other special events, required. Superior organizational skills and ability to manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment; strong computer skills required, experience using Tessitura or other development software preferred; strong math, written and oral communications skills; strong customer service skills, sense of humor and overall flexibility important. Ability to coordinate several projects simultaneously; to meet deadlines and work with multiple managers and volunteer committees, and must be available for evening and weekend events as required. Interested candidates should send resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to: Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Attn: HR Department, 600 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103; or HR@wadsworthatheneum.org. Deadline: Position will be posted until filled. The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 05/03/2017

Grants Manager

The Discovery Museums Acton, MA
Now in its 35th year, The Discovery Museums’ mission is to inspire enduring curiosity and love of learning in children and families through interactive discovery, hands-on inquiry, and scientific investigation. The Grants Manager is responsible for independent management of all aspects of the grants process to support achievement of the museum’s stated fundraising goals: from identification of suitable, prospective funders to research, proposal development and construction, crafting proposal narrative, and oversight of grant funder stewardship and reporting requirements. This position reports to the Chief Development Officer as part of the collegial and collaborative Development team, but collaborates closely with the Museum’s senior managers and both internal and external subject matter experts. The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, 2-4 years of Development or related experience, demonstrated strength in project management and managing multiple priorities, and proven excellence in content development and written communications. The Discovery Museums are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Please send resume and cover letter to Marie Beam, Chief Development Officer, The Discovery Museums, at mbeam@discoverymuseums.org. No phone calls, please. For a complete position description, please visit http://bit.ly/tdmgrants. More about The Discovery Museums at www.discoverymuseums.org.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 05/02/2017

Individual Giving Manager

Lynn Museum/LynnArts Lynn, MA
The Lynn Museum/LynnArts organization seeks a mission-driven, highly energetic development professional that will work to significantly increase its fundraising capacity with a focus on the identification and cultivation of new individual donors. The Individual Giving Manager will have primary responsibility for leading the organization's annual giving efforts, setting strategy and executing fundraising plans for sustaining and growing the number of annual donors, the size of individual donations, and converting annual donors to major donors. The Individual Giving Manager will support the Major Giving efforts of the Executive Director and Board of Trustees. Bachelors Degree and 2-4 years of development, or otherwise relevant, experience required. Knowledge of museums, arts centers, and the arts philanthropic community highly preferred. Apply with cover letter, resume, and three professional references to Lynn Museum/LynnArts, 590 Washington St, Lynn, MA 01901, c/o Drew Russo, Executive Director or send electronically to drew@lynnmuseum.org with "Individual Giving Manager" in the subject line. To learn more about us, visit www.lynnmuseum.org.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
SALARY RANGE: $40,000-$50,000
Posted on: 04/27/2017

Head of Marketing

Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum Ridgefield, CT
The Head of Marketing works closely with the Director of Public Programs, Exhibitions Director, Senior Development Officer and Head of Strategic Partnerships to set the marketing framework for key areas of outreach and cultivation, including exhibitions, public programs, membership and events. Responsibilities include: manage development and production of institutional marketing materials; maintain consistency of key messaging and positioning for institution across all promotional materials, advertising, and on-line outreach; supervise the Graphic Designer, Social Media and Press Coordinator and Website Content Facilitator to maintain consistency of visual identity of the Museum and its brand across all platforms; regularly assess the effectiveness of marketing strategies and recommend innovative tactics/methods for effective audience development and communication; create annual advertising strategies and budgets; cultivate, develop, and maintain media partnerships; manage all advertising content; participate in regular meetings to identify marketing needs across the organization and ensure accurate and timely release of materials; manage/support membership marketing efforts; work with Visitor Services and Development to devise strategies and platforms to promote membership sales, and market member events and programs; oversee digital marketing consultants; pull targeted lists on Raiser’s Edge for email and direct mail materials; manage all aspects of the marketing of the annual Gala Benefit and other fundraising events in Connecticut and New York City including e-blasts and event program. Qualifications include 5 to 10 years of marketing and management experience in the arts. Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge a plus. Please send a cover letter and resume to: jobs@aldrichart.org, with the subject line “Website Content Facilitator.” Qualified candidates will be contacted. No phone calls, please.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Part time
Posted on: 04/26/2017

Evaluation & Grants Associate

Boston Children's Museum Boston, MA
The Evaluation & Grants Associate plans and implements research and evaluation projects related to institutional initiatives. • Build internal evaluation capacity by training staff on evaluation practices • Collaborate with external evaluation consultants and advisors on select projects • Represent BCM’s research and evaluation work to external audiences • Improve research and evaluation policies and practices in the Museum by staying up-to-date on best practices • Coordinate with the Grants Manager to develop and write evaluation plans for grant proposals • Write project reports for internal use, as well as for reporting to funders and grantors • Assist Grants Manager with tracking grant cycles by organizing and maintaining grant timelines • Oversee and coordinate BCM’s research partnerships Qualifications: • 2 to 4 years of experience working as an evaluator/researcher in a museum, informal education, or non-profit setting • BA required; Master’s degree in museum studies, the social sciences, education, or child development preferred • Expertise and knowledge of research and evaluation practices within informal education settings • Expertise and knowledge of qualitative and quantitative research methods, and experience implementing mixed-methods study designs • Working knowledge of statistical methods frequently used in museum studies • Knowledge of issues related to diversity, inclusion, ethics and accessibility and how they relate to research and evaluation in education settings • Ability to take initiative and oversee projects independently • Excellent oral and written communication skills with peers; ability to build rapport with museum visitors • Fluency in a second language desirable. Full-time, benefits eligible position. To Apply: Send cover letter and resume to Jobs@bostonChildrensMuseum.org
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 04/25/2017

Annual Fund Coordinator

Mystic Seaport Mystic, CT
The Annual Fund Coordinator plays an important role by ensuring the smooth execution of the Annual Fund Campaign, which provides critical operating support to virtually all areas of the Museum. The Annual Fund Coordinator works under the supervision of the Director of the Annual Fund to develop and manage the Annual Fund Calendar, renewal and upgrading processes, acquisition efforts, direct mail pieces and electronic solicitations. In addition, the Coordinator works collaboratively with the Museum President, Major Gift Officers and other staff and supports stewardship and cultivation initiatives and programs to promote unrestricted philanthropic support for the Museum. Key Functions: • Work to create and implement a comprehensive data-driven Annual Fund Campaign plan designed to achieve our ambitious goals, improve donor retention rates, upgrade existing donors and acquire new donors. • Assist in the development of a coordinated calendar and identify key dates throughout the year that effect annual giving, setting milestones for communications. • Manage the monthly renewal process for “due to renew” and lapsed donors, including our direct mail program. • Support Major Gift Officers with their annual fund strategies and solicitations. Compose and customize donor appeals that highlight key aspects of a constituent’s connection to the Museum. Produce donor and prospect lists by solicitor from Raisers Edge and other databases. • Help ensure database accuracy of all donor records and produce reports that track year-to-year progress. • Coordinate in developing appeals, publications, videos, and social media related to the Annual Fund. Please view the full job posting and apply online at http://www.mysticseaportmuseuminc.appone.com. An EOE.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 04/20/2017

Website Content Facilitator

Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum Ridgefield, CT
Founded in 1964, The Aldrich is dedicated to fostering the work of pioneering artists whose ideas and interpretations of the world around us serve as a platform to encourage creative thinking. Website Content Facilitator reports to the Press and Social Media Coordinator and is responsible for formatting content for, regularly reviewing, updating, and maintaining the Museum’s newly redesigned website and online retail and ticketing platforms to ensure timely and accurate information is posted in a way to make the sites dynamic, accessible, and engaging. The Website Content Facilitator must have the ability to collaborate well and be comfortable working with a broad range of Museum personnel. Develop online outreach materials, including monthly e-news, dedicated program e-blasts, press e-blasts, event e-vites, annual appeals, etc. Archive and track all exhibition, program, event and institutional video/photography. Create and maintain an online exhibitions archive, including PDFs of Aldrich publications. Develop illustrated exhibitions checklists. Participate in regular meetings with external affairs, education, and exhibitions staff to identify e-communication and website needs. Other special projects as assigned by the Press and Social Media Coordinator, Graphic Designer, or Head of Marketing. Qualifications: Fluent in Photoshop (InDesign and Illustrator a plus), with a strong understanding of producing and optimizing media for the web. Effective written and verbal communication skills and excellent organizational and problem-solving skills required. Front and back end e-commerce experience a plus. Strong interest in the arts preferred. Cover letter and resume to jobs@aldrichart.org with subject line “Website Content Facilitator.” Qualified candidates will be contacted. No phone calls, please.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Part time
Posted on: 04/12/2017

Education

Director of Education & Audience Engagement

Tower Hill Botanic Garden Boylston, MA
The Director is responsible for the continued growth, enhancement, and implementation of THBG’s educational programs and for developing an audience-focused culture. The Director will join a dynamic, collaborative senior-leadership team, who ensures that programs provide opportunities for active audience engagement that relate to the Garden’s mission and fulfill its role of providing an unparalleled cultural and educational experience to a diverse and ever-expanding community. Responsibilities include Adult Education; Youth, School, and Family Programs; Volunteers; Guided Tours; the Tower Hill Library; Special Events, including concerts, exhibitions, festivals, and plant and flower shows; Audience Engagement including outreach; audience research and evaluation; print and digital communications; Implementing non-living collections policy; Supervising six-seven full-time equivalent employees; In house and outsourced services related to marketing and communications; Serves on THBG’s senior leadership team, including participating in long range planning and expansion. Embraces THBG’s commitment to excellence in guest services, willingly and eagerly integrating the work of the Education and Audience Engagement Department with the efforts of all other departments; Establishes relationships with allied organizations and individuals, regionally and nationally. Determines annual budget needs, authorizes budget expenditures, and together with department managers manages operating budget for Education and Audience Engagement department. Supports fundraising efforts by speaking with potential donors; providing information to support the development grants, events, or other duties as required by the Advancement Department. Trains, supervises, nurtures, encourages, assesses, and counsels paid and volunteer staff. Please send cover letter and resume to Ali Kane at akane@towerhillbg.org
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 05/19/2017

Assistant Museum Educator

Mead Art Museum, Amherst College Amherst, MA
The Assistant Museum Educator expands Amherst College students' engagement with the Mead and the arts through creative leadership of Team Mead (the museum's student education group) and mentoring of Mead student employees and interns, offering in-depth exposure to the range of careers in museums and the arts. Key Responsibilities Student Engagement * Designs the museum's student program (Team Mead) by organizing collection training sessions and enrichment activities for the college students who serve as the Mead's art gallery ambassadors during the academic year. Encourages Amherst and Five College students to participate in the creative arts and to explore multiple avenues of involvement. * Coordinates the eight-week summer internship program for 3-6 Amherst College students that introduces participants to a variety of career opportunities in the arts and includes site visits across New England. * Organizes annual three-day first-year orientation program (LEAP) for 35 incoming Amherst students. QUALIFICATIONS Required * Bachelor's Degree * 1 year of experience in the design and implementation of museum programs * Experience with programs and learning opportunities that promote student engagement with museums * Excellent written and verbal communication skills * Experience with Microsoft Office or equivalent Preferred * Master's Degree in Art History or related field * Experience with Photoshop and design software Amherst College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages women, persons of color, and persons with disabilities to apply. The College is committed to enriching its educational experience and its culture through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff. Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/5mdzwdwmmfxr9x5g PI97842861
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 05/19/2017

Curator of Education

Fairfield University Art Museum Fairfield, CT
FUAM is seeking a full-time Museum Educator/Academic Coordinator to spearhead and oversee education initiatives within the university as well as for demographically diverse audiences from the surrounding geographic community. In consultation with the Director/Chief Curator and the Assistant Director and Collections Manager, the Curator of Education will be responsible for the conception, development, implementation, oversight and management of education programs and audience engagement platforms catering to K-12 students, teachers, and adult learners in surrounding Fairfield County, including Fairfield, Bridgeport, and Westport. Within the University the Curator of Education will be the liaison to academic departments across campus and will work with faculty to encourage, formulate, facilitate and advance curricular connections between the museum's exhibitions and permanent collection and the university's pedagogical and cultural offerings. Piloting innovative, stimulating, and culturally enriching initiatives for both internal and external stakeholders in accordance with best practices, and harnessing effective new visual learning, teaching, and interpretative strategies developed by peer institutions are an essential component of this position. Please submit a resume, cover letter, and employment application at: https://fairfield.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=83230
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 05/15/2017

Director of Museum Education

Norwich Free Academy Norwich, CT
Under the supervision of the Museum Director, the Director of Education will work to create education and public programming for all ages. The ideal candidate for the Director of Education is a seasoned professional who is highly motivated and organized with a passion for art and history and expanding the role of museums to welcome a broad and diverse audience.  The Director of Education will develop and sustain a nurturing relationship with volunteers, particularly the interpreter corps. To access an expanded position description and requirements, please see: http://www.nfaschool.org/uploaded/pdf's/Museum_Dir_Education_job_description.pdf?1494263339314.     Submit cover letter, resume and three letters of reference to:  www.nfaschool.org/employment.  Only online applications will be accepted. No phone calls or email. EOE. Closing date:  Until Filled
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 05/08/2017

Arts Educator

Boston Children's Museum Boston, MA
The Arts Educator/Gallery Curator is part of the STEAM team, contributing their expertise in Visual Arts and Art Education. The Educator will oversee programming in the Art Studio and Maker Space, and exhibit-based arts programming throughout the Museum. The Educator will manage and curate the Museum’s Gallery. BCM Educators are responsible for developing and delivering quality, engaging, meaningful and enjoyable programs for all visitors. Applicants should have strong experience working with young children, an understanding of informal educational settings, a good sense of interesting voices in the vibrant Boston arts community, and a proven record of networking and working with artists and makers. QUALIFICATIONS: BA/BS, preferably Masters, in Arts Education (or degree in related field plus commensurate experience) • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in museum education (or classroom teaching plus demonstrated understanding of community/informal educational settings.) • Strong Visual Arts skills and ability to work with a variety of media and materials (portfolio required) • Experience with Arts education with young children (0-7) • Ability to network and forge collaborations with artists and makers • Excellent written and oral communication skills. Comfortable presenting to large groups • Experience with community art and culturally responsive art projects • Bilingual or fluency in Spanish, Chinese, or other language spoken by new Bostonians is desirable • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability work well with multicultural, intergenerational audiences, in an energetic, friendly, outgoing, and professional manner • Excellent organizational and computer skills. HOURS: 35 hours/week, includes 1 weekend day. To Apply: Submit cover letter and resume to Jobs@BostonChildrensMuseum.org
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 05/08/2017

Director of Education and Public Programs

Concord Museum Concord, MA
Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director of Education and Public Programs at the Concord Museum is responsible for developing, implementing, managing, and evaluating the Museum’s educational programming, which enhances understanding of Concord's history and the relevance of the Museum's collections for audiences of all ages. The Director of Education and Public Programs shapes the strategic direction for the Department and serves as a member of the Museum’s senior management team. The Concord Museum is in the midst of a major building project, including the construction of a new Education Center, Museum renovations, and campus improvements to engage new and broader audiences with Concord’s history and the extensive collections of the Concord Museum. The Director of Education and Public Programs will shape the direction of exciting new close-looking learning experiences in the History Learning Center, increased public programming and community engagement, and a dynamic new visitor experience. The Director of Education and Public Programs is responsible for public programs, interpretation, school programs, group tours, and visitor services. The position also serves on the Museum’s Exhibition Team, which includes the Executive Director, Curator, Manager of Exhibitions and Design, and Collections Manager. The position oversees over 35 full and part time staff, educators, and interpreters. For more details, including the full job posting and how to apply, please visit our website at: http://www.concordmuseum.org/employment-opportunities.php
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
SALARY RANGE: Salary is commensurate with experience.
Posted on: 05/01/2017

Director of Education and Public Programs

Cape Ann Museum Gloucester, MA
The Director of Education and Public Programs oversees the development and implementation of public programs offered in accordance with the Museum’s mission and in conjunction with the Museum collections. Duties include: Development and implementation of the Museum’s annual calendar of programs for adults and children including the design/oversight of programs associated with exhibitions and the permanent collection, such as artist talks, lectures, films and other interpretive programs that illuminate Cape Ann art and history Collaboration with community organizations in program development related to Museum’s mission, including serving as community liaison with the press/public In collaboration with Director, develop/ manage budget Responsible for writing press releases/program promotion Responsible for grant writing to support programs Oversight of the production of Museum’s educational publications Management and oversight of the Education Committee Supervision of Museum Educator, interns/volunteers, as needed Other duties, as required Advanced degree in Education/American History/American Art/Museum Studies or related. Experienced in visitor engagement, education or interpretation. Excellent written, presentation and research skills. Must be task oriented, detailed and able to work on multiple projects simultaneously. Proven ability to exercise diplomacy, discretion, confidentiality, and good judgment. High regard for customer service and visitor experience. Knowledge of Cape Ann community/history/art, preferable. FT salaried position, must be able to work Tuesday through Saturday, and evenings/Sundays as required. Please email cover letter, resume and three professional references to sheilahruby@capeannmuseum.org. CAM is committed to diversity among its employees and encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 04/27/2017

Cultural Site Interpreter (seasonal, part-time)

The Trustees of Reservations Ipswich, MA
Are you an engaging storyteller with a passion for history? Do you enjoy meeting and talking with people? Are you open to learning new things and participating in a dynamic work environment? If so, consider joining our dedicated and lively team of Cultural Site Interpreters. Our costumed interpreters bring the stories of our special places to life for our visitors in meaningful and relevant ways. They are responsible for making connections between our visitors and our special places by engaging visitors through interactive and multi-sensory strategies that provoke, excite, and inspire. We believe that by engaging and exciting our visitors they will feel more connected to our cultural heritage and be inspired to help preserve and protect it for future generations. Currently we are looking for interpreters for the historic Castle Hill, part of the Crane Estate in Ipswich, MA. This is a part-time, seasonal position, April through December. Daytime and weekend hours are required. Interested applicants should enjoy working with the public, provide exceptional customer service and be willing to create a character to give exemplary tours in first and third person. To see the full posting and to apply, click the following link:https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/index.php?/job/apply&clientkey=A116ACB81F47E0050535F1FC4DA6EE15&job=15797
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Temporary
Posted on: 04/27/2017

Specialist, Japanese House & Cultural Programs

Boston Children's Museum Boston, MA
The Japanese House and Cultural Programs Specialist works under the guidance and mentorship of designated educators supporting exhibit-based programs in the Museum’s cultural exhibits, including: the Japanese House and Japanese House Gallery, Boston Black, The Common, periodic traveling exhibits (often in the Global Gallery) and other spaces inside and outside the Museum where cultural programs occur. The Specialist is primarily engaged in directly working with the public, mostly in program delivery, program support, prototyping, and other public facing work. Approximately 5 hours a week is dedicated to training, program preparation meetings, and supporting new program development. This position places an emphasis on Japan program delivery and exhibit upkeep, while also supporting the work of the cultural educators. QUALIFICATIONS: High school diploma required; college degree/experience preferred • Minimum 1 year experience working in the field of Japan Studies, East Asian Studies, or Cultural Studies strongly preferred • Experience working with young children and their families in recreational settings, afterschool programs or classrooms • Ability to interact positively with diverse staff and visitors • Ability to react positively to a rapidly changing environment and make good decisions under pressure • Experience in customer service in a public or retail setting helpful • Experience in education, family learning, or informal education helpful • Fluency in multiple languages a plus, especially Japanese • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite and online document sharing sites (e.g. Google Docs, Drop Box) a plus • Proficiency or interest in social media a plus. Full-time, benefits eligible position. To Apply: Send cover letter and resume to Jobs@BostonChildrensMuseum.org
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
SALARY RANGE: $12/hour
Posted on: 04/25/2017

MuseumCorps Educator

Providence Children's Museum Providence, RI
The Museum AmeriCorps team is a group of dynamic and diverse individuals who, in conjunction with Museum staff, develop and lead activities for children ages 3-11 and recruit and mentor Museum volunteers who facilitate play and learning in the Museum's exhibits. Members have a strong commitment to hands-on learning and experience and/or training in child development. Join MuseumCorps and be part of a team that designs and leads programs for inner-city children in the greater Providence area. Create hands-on "Learning Clubs" for elementary school-aged children in after-school and summer programs, lead activities in Head Start pre-schools, and recruit and mentor volunteers who facilitate play and learning in the Museum's exhibits. Members will be assigned to work on one of three service teams, facilitate learning in the Museum's hands-on exhibits and programs, and participate in scheduled training sessions at the Museum and through the AmeriCorps program. Applicants who are conversational in Spanish, Portuguese, ASL or a Southeast Asian language are encouraged to apply. Must be able to go up and down stairs and perform frequent lifting up to 25 pounds. For more information and to apply, please visit http://www.childrenmuseum.org/ameriCorps.asp. Applications will be accepted from now through July, with rounds of applications being reviewed at the end of each month.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
SALARY RANGE: 12,560
Posted on: 04/13/2017

Administrative Assistant - Education & Interpretation

Peabody Essex Museum Salem, MA
Peabody Essex Museum has an opening for an Administrative Assistant supporting two executives within the education and interpretation departments. Reporting to the Chief of Learning Officer and the Chief of Interpretative Experiences and Creative Partnerships, this individual will work in close partnership with both executives to provide administrative support in all aspects of the administration of their offices, including but not limited to scheduling, phone work, correspondence, filing, office systems, routine financial reporting and other projects as required. The position handles highly confidential information and undertakes administrative projects as assigned. The ideal candidate will be resourceful, able to work independently, adjust easily to changing priorities and must possess: a minimum of three years experience in an administrative support role and a BS/BA or the equivalent combination of education and experience; demonstrable computer skills (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint); excellent telephone skills; well-developed interpersonal and customer service skills; ability to organize complex information for multiple outputs such as web and print material, ability to manage a variety of tasks and to prioritize; individual initiative; and a team-oriented work style. Museum experience is a plus. Please send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to: jobs@pem.org, or mail to Peabody Essex Museum, East India Square, Salem, MA 01970, Attn: Human Resources. PEM is committed to diversity among its employees and encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 03/30/2017

Exhibits

Director, Exhibit Content & Learning

Museum of Science Boston, MA
The Director, Exhibit Content and Learning oversees content and learning in one of the world’s leading science museums. This person works closely with the Vice President of Exhibit Development and Conservation and other education-related departments to set a strategy that ensures that the Museum’s exhibit halls (including exhibits and in-gallery programming) excite, empower and engage ALL visitors to be the thinkers and innovators needed to shape our future. This person develops and implements innovative exhibit-based learning experiences that keep the Museum at the forefront of the science museum field by ensuring that these experiences accurately reflect STEM content, focus on a clear set of goals, incorporate educational research and evaluation as part of the development process, and adhere to best practices in universal and equitable design. They also cultivate and develop a world class team that is kept abreast of changes and developments in the field of STEM learning, while also ensuring that all work is completed on-time, on-budget and supports stated goals. At times, the Director, Exhibit Content and Learning will develop and foster external partnerships and collaborations that expand the Museum’s capabilities and allow for the design of new kinds of learning experiences that were not previously possible. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://mos.applicantpro.com/jobs/568838-29459.html
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 05/17/2017

Engagement Site Manager

The Trustees of Reservations Concord, MA
The Engagement Site Manager (ESM) leads the interpretation, programming, and operations at the Old Manse in Concord, Massachusetts, a property of the The Trustees of Reservations. The ESM will be reinvigorate the visitor experience at the Old Manse, grow visitation and program participation, sustain partnerships in the Concord community, and be accountable for the site’s revenue and expenses. The position requires innovative interpretive approaches to bring the history and beauty of Old Manse to life and to engage visitors in the preservation, conservation, and agricultural work of The Trustees. The ESM will supervise interpretive staff and serve as the main liaison to the community and to schools, local organizations, and other outreach partners. The ESM will be responsible for enhancing the visit experience by developing innovative tours and activities for visitors, expanding outreach to regional communities, designing and implementing public events and educational offerings, and much more. The ideal candidate will have energy and enthusiasm and be dedicated to providing every visitor a remarkable experience with The Old Manse and The Trustees. To learn more about the position and to apply, click the following link: https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/index.php?/job/apply&clientkey=A116ACB81F47E0050535F1FC4DA6EE15&job=16207
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 05/11/2017

Administrative Associate, Exhibits & Programs

Boston Children's Museum Boston, MA
The Associate works individually and as a team member to facilitate the administrative functions, manage projects, and increase the effectiveness of the Senior Vice President and the division. Responsibilities include maintaining the SVP’s calendar, planning and executing business and project meetings, and providing support to the department. The Associate will coordinate a variety of projects involving communication between departments. The Associate proofreads and edits outgoing communication. Must anticipate the needs of a busy office, prioritize department work with SVP and interface with all departments. The Associate should enjoy the multi-tasking, energetic, and public facing nature of the museum environment. QUALIFICATIONS: • Bachelor’s Degree required • Minimum 2 years’ previous administrative experience in an office environment preferred • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment on multiple, varied projects and the flexibility to adapt to changing priorities • Project management experience; ability to move a project through different phases • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality • Proficiency in Outlook, Excel & PowerPoint; Access preferred • Professional communications & customer service skills: strong telephone presence and advanced writing/proofreading proficiency • Excellent organizational skills, detail-oriented, and ability to follow through • Strong interpersonal skills and experience working with diverse populations • Meeting planning experience preferred • Strong research skills (academic, library, web). • Must be willing to periodically work outside of the regular schedule for Museum meetings and events • Interest and understanding of museum/informal education field, and/or museum operations experience a plus HOURS: Monday-Friday, 35 hours/week To Apply: Send cover letter and resume to Jobs@BostonChildrensMuseum.org
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 05/01/2017

Registrar-Manager

Joan B. Mirviss Ltd Gallery New York, NY
A leading dealer in Japanese art is looking for a full-time Gallery Registrar/ Gallery Manager who is responsible for maintaining the comprehensive digital database; managing and packing incoming and outgoing shipments, consignments, and loans both domestically and abroad; liaising in this regard, with shippers, museums, clients, and other galleries; responsible for all packing, transportation; managing exhibition and fair preparation and installation. This individual will assist the owner with all day-to-day operations of a busy gallery. Required Qualifications are as follows: The successful candidate must have previously held a similar position at a gallery/museum or in a related field for at least three years. Must hold a minimum of a bachelor’s degree Have excellent organizational skills, ability to multi-task and prioritize and capacity to meet deadlines Have serious experience and excellent skills with handling all aspects of installing, packing and shipping fragile works of art Be familiar with Mac computers and experience with database management, scanners, Photoshop, Indesign and digital cameras Always be willing to assist other staff members with various projects when needed with a helpful and cheerful demeanor This is a full-time position, Monday through Friday, with very occasional evening and weekends required for exhibitions and art fairs. Applicant must be available for an immediate start date. Salary commensurate with experience; very good benefits offered. To apply, please email a resume with a cover letter of interest to joan@mirviss.com. Please include your name and position title in the subject line. Please note only candidates of interest will be contacted. No phone calls or walk-ins please.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 04/26/2017

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Visitor Services

Visitors Services Associate - Gatehouse (Part Time) (Boylston)

Worcester County Horticultural Society Boylston, MA
Join the year-round guest experience team at Tower Hill Botanic Garden. Visitor Services Associates at the Gatehouse greet all visitors to the garden and collect admission fees. A successful candidate will be reliable, comfortable working on a point-of-sale system, handling cash, and committed to providing the highest level of customer service. Shifts are available for weekdays, weekends, some evenings, and may change seasonally. Applicants must have a high school diploma or equivalent and at least one year of experience in customer service. Successful candidates must be able to stand for long periods of time, be able to navigate uneven terrain in all weather, and have own vehicle. To apply, please email resume and cover letter to lrowell@towerhillbg.org
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Part time
SALARY RANGE: Based on experience
Posted on: 05/17/2017

Visitor Services Coordinator

Wethersfield Historical Society Wethersfield, CT
Wethersfield Historical Society is a small 85-year old community-based organization which manages six historic structures including a museum/visitor center, two historic houses, a maritime museum and a research library in the heart of Old Wethersfield, Connecticut’s oldest and largest historic district. The society seeks a part-time Visitor Services Coordinator to have primary responsibility for scheduling and supervising docents and security personnel for the Keeney Memorial Cultural Center and the society’s three other museums. The Visitor Services Coordinator assists with public programs, fundraising events and school and adult tours and has responsibility for the society’s small gift shop. Successful candidates must have excellent communication, interpersonal and customer service skills and a demonstrated interest in history. Dependability, an engaging personality, flexibility and the ability to work efficiently in a small busy office setting and handle a variety of tasks is a must. Collections and/or archival training is a plus. This position requires the ability to climb stairs and lift moderately heavy objects, and computer proficiency with Microsoft Office programs. Requirements: BA and museum experience is preferred. Hours: T-F 10 am – 4 pm plus occasional weekend hours. Please send resume, cover letter, and references in confidence to amy.wittorff@wethersfieldhistory.org. No calls or walk-ins, please. Website: wethersfieldhistory.org. EOE.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Part time
SALARY RANGE: $13.50/hr
Posted on: 05/17/2017

Part-Time Visitor Services Associate

The Wenham Museum and Historical Association Wenham, MA
The Wenham Museum seeks an individual to join our Visitor Services Team as a part-time Visitor Services Associate. This person will greet and assist museum visitors with a focus on providing exceptional, memorable guest experiences. The individual must enjoy interacting with the public, especially families and children. The Visitor Services Associate serves as the first point of contact upon arrival to the museum. This position will be the museum’s ambassador and as such, will keep abreast of, and be able to share important information about programs, exhibitions, and special events. The Visitor Services Associate should demonstrate knowledge of the museum and its collections. Responsibilities include admission, shop, membership, and event sales. Retail and customer service experience is necessary. The position includes administratively supporting the Marketing, Membership, and Education Departments. Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook software. Knowledge of QuickBooks, Abila, PowerPoint, Adobe Suite, and Constant Contact, a plus. This is a part-time position for 12-15 hours a week including some weekend days. Flexibility to work additional shifts is essential. Please email resume and letter of interest to admission@wenhammsueum.org
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Part time
Posted on: 05/04/2017

Cultural Site Interpreter

The Trustees Mystic, CT
Are you an engaging storyteller with a passion for literature and history? Do you enjoy meeting and talking with people? If so, consider joining our team to help bring to life the stories of The Old Manse in Concord, one of the nation’s most significant historic houses. Built in 1770, The Old Manse became the center of Concord’s political, literary, and philosophical revolutions over the next century. It was home to Ralph Waldo Emerson when he wrote this essay “Nature” and to Nathaniel Hawthorne when he wrote “Mosses from an Old Manse.” Responsibilities: Lead and facilitate interactive tour experiences and participatory activities for visitors of all ages. Welcome and orient visitors. Operate the Point of Sale system. Act as an ambassador for the Old Manse and encourage membership sales. Learn and implement best practices in historic site interpretation. Essential Qualifications: Background in teaching, museums, customer service, and/or theater. Enjoy engaging with visitors using a variety of interpretive techniques including storytelling, hands-on activities, and interactive discussion. Ability to share a passion for history, literature, and/or philosophy. Ideal Qualifications: A degree in literature, history, philosophy, or a related field. Understanding of the complex web of Concord’s history. Other: Able to work at least 12 hours a week over 2 to 3 days each week, including at least one weekend day. Preference given to Concord area residents. https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/index.php?/job/apply&clientkey=A116ACB81F47E0050535F1FC4DA6EE15&job=16384
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Part time
SALARY RANGE: $11/hour
Posted on: 04/21/2017

Historic House Guide

The Warner House Portsmouth, NH
Do you enjoy talking about history, food, architecture, art, and the lives of merchant families in the 18th and 19th centuries; then join us this summer as a seasonal guide. For 2017, we are open from June 1 to October 15 and the hours are 11 AM to 4 PM. Our staff stays with us for years, but our youngest members of staff are on their way to graduate and doctoral programs and we are looking for new weekend guides. Duties include opening and closing the museum, tour admissions, guiding visitors, and shop sales. We provide a script, but your interests contribute to a successful tour. So why work here, well Archibald Macpheadris, a merchant/captain of the Iberian trade built this house for his new bride, Sarah. She was the daughter of the Lt Gov. of NH, and one of her brothers would be the first Royal Gov of NH. Built as a baroque town house, one of a handful ever erected in this country, it was a house, a merchant’s base of operations, a royal governor’s residence and that was just the first half of the 18th century. The house contains the oldest wall murals in situ in Anglo America, the only smalt decorated chamber, a floating floor for music and dancing, to name a few of its attractions. Join us this summer in a house that set the standards of the Portsmouth gentry in the 18th century. Please send a resume or letter of interest to info@warnerhouse.org.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Part time
Posted on: 04/21/2017

Part-time Museum Interpreter

Paul Revere House Boston, MA
The Paul Revere House seeks enthusiastic history-lovers who enjoy talking with all kinds of people as part-time Museum Interpreters. With a newly opened Visitor and Education Center, this is an exciting time to join our staff! Looking for great communicators who are comfortable with crowds, with the flexibility to learn multiple work stations, a background in American history or other museum related field, and a passion for informal education. Money-handling and customer service experience desired. Interpreters work one to two regular days per week. Weekend availability is a plus. Occasional additional substitute days are possible. $11.00/hr. 8-hour day April 15-October 31, 7-hour day November 1-April 14. To Apply: Send resume and cover letter including days available to: Kristin Peszka, The Paul Revere House, 19 North Square, Boston MA 02113, or e-mail staff@paulreverehouse.org. The Paul Revere Memorial Association/Paul Revere House is an equal opportunity employer.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Part time
SALARY RANGE: $11/hr
Posted on: 04/18/2017

Visitor Services Associate

Wendell Gilley Museum Southwest Harbor, ME
The Wendell Gilley Museum in Southwest Harbor, Maine seeks a Visitor Services Associate. The position is part time from late May through late October and is responsible for greeting museum guests and engaging them with our exhibits and activities, processing sales and memberships in our gift shop and taking part in museum events. Ideal candidates will enjoy working with the public, have excellent interpersonal skills and be dependable. The Wendell Gilley Museum teaches the art of bird carving and presents exhibitions and programs with a special focus on people, nature and art. The position is an integral part of our mission to inspire appreciation of the visual arts, engagement with artistic creativity, and respect and care for the natural world. You will receive the support you need to take part in our vibrant summer exhibition and programming and be part of our exceptional museum. See wendellgilleymuseum.org to learn more and to see a full job description. To apply, e-mail info@wendellgilleymuseum.org with "job" in the subject line and attach 1) a brief letter describing your interest and qualifications for the position and 2) a resume. EOE.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Part time
SALARY RANGE: $10 - $14
Posted on: 04/14/2017

Docent/Caretaker

Bidwell House Museum Monterey, MA
The Bidwell House Museum is seeking a Head Docent/Caretaker for a 30 hour/week seasonal position beginning in May. The Head Docent will be in charge of house tours, opening and closing the museum each day, supervising summer interns, creating and sending marketing emails and basic housekeeping/gardening, Thursday – Monday during the 20 week season. Being able to work on weekends is a must. Included with this position is a caretaker apartment that the docent can live in, free of charge, while employed at the Museum. The ideal candidate loves history, is comfortable interacting with people of all ages and backgrounds, is able to work with little supervision, enjoys telling stories and can handle fragile and valuable items with great care. This is an ideal position for a student of American History or the Decorative Arts. Opportunities to engage in research, assist with museum graphic design or create social media content are available if interested. Experience with InDesign is a plus. No animals please. A car is required due to the rural location. Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter via e-mail – no calls. Thank you in advance for your interest in the Bidwell House Museum. Only those individuals selected for interviews will be contacted. Email address: bidwellhr@gmail.com
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Temporary
SALARY RANGE: $11/ hour plus housing
Posted on: 04/07/2017

Site Manager, Otis House and Lyman Estate

Historic New England Boston, MA
Historic New England seeks a Site Manager for three of our premier historic house museums in Massachusetts: Otis House in Boston, Lyman Estate in Waltham, and Winslow Crocker House in Yarmouth Port. The Site Manager serves as a liaison to the local communities and operates the historic sites in conjunction with other Historic New England teams. The primary goals of the Site Manager are to provide the greatest possible public access to the site through initiatives that conform to site preservation standards and to meet revenue and attendance targets. The Site Manager initiates and manages efforts to meet or exceed established museum attendance, revenue, and membership goals through innovative marketing, programs, general tours, group tours, and community relations. Responsible for the coordination and scheduling of public programs, events, and community meetings. Hires, trains, and supervises guides and volunteers. Serves as the first line in monitoring property care and collection concerns. Develops local marketing plans and executes all local promotion. Develops annual work plan and site budgets. Prepares visitation, financial, and operations reports. Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field, preferably in American history, business, art or cultural history, historic preservation, or museum studies. Four years job-related experience and the ability to work independently. Experience with non-profit institutions managing historic site operations, including financial skills. Prior supervisory experience, problem-solving ability, strong communication skills and familiarity with team approach and multi-tasking. Ability to work weekend and evening hours as required. Send resume and cover letter to Jobs@HistoricNewEngland.org. Full job posting on https://www.historicnewengland.org/about-us/employment/.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 04/05/2017

Volunteer Services

No Volunteer Services positions are currently available.

Intern/Fellowship, Paid

Curatorial Intern for Museum Diversity

Worcester Art Museum Worcester, MA
The Worcester Art Museum seeks a skilled Curatorial Intern for Museum Diversity to participate in programming related to the Museum’s American collection, which ranges from Colonial painting and decorative arts through mid-twentieth century photography and prints. This is a part-time, ten-week position supported by the Henry Luce Foundation. Under the guidance of the American art curator, the incumbent will undertake tasks related to the collection, including object research; coordination with registration in the care and display of objects; and collaboration with Audience Engagement. The incumbent will also provide clerical and logistical support in the preparation of checklists, loan requests, and other materials. Successful candidate will be an undergraduate in good standing, with coursework toward a degree in art history or American Studies. Excellent research skills; ability to work with confidential materials; strong interpersonal skills; and facility with Microsoft Office required. Some previous museum experience preferred. Qualified applicants should forward resume and letter of interest to humanresources@worcesterart.org or to Director of Human Resources, 55 Salisbury Street, Worcester, MA 01609. Recognizing that diversity is multifaceted, the applicant should articulate in their letter 1) how their unique experiences/perspectives contribute to diversity at the Museum and in the Museum field in general; 2) how their academic/research interests align with the Museum’s American collection; 3) specific artists/artworks in the collection that relate to these interests; and 4) how the Internship for Museum Diversity will help the applicant further their career goals. We are an equal opportunity employer.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Part time
SALARY RANGE: $12.75 per hour
Posted on: 05/17/2017

Koch Curatorial Felllow

deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum Lincoln, MA
DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum is seeking a Koch Curatorial Fellow for a 4-day per week, 12 month paid position in the Curatorial Department beginning late August 2017. The Koch Curatorial Fellow supports the Curatorial Department in all aspects of operations and offers immersive training for those interested in pursuing a curatorial career, particularly in contemporary art and sculpture. The Fellow will have the opportunity to curate an exhibition using deCordova’s permanent collection for which they will produce an exhibition brochure. Reporting to the Associate Curator, the Fellow is a key member of the Curatorial Department, participating in a full range of projects both in the Museum and in the Sculpture Park. This includes suggesting and selecting artwork for exhibition and acquisition, writing and editing didactics and labels, providing installation design and planning support, grant writing, public speaking, and coordinating programming with the Learning and Engagement Department. Responsibilities also include the care and maintenance of the permanent collection, researching, organizing, and coordinating exhibitions, support for the planning of works for the outdoor Sculpture Park, and administrative assistance. Qualifications include: MA in Art History, or Curatorial/Museum Studies, previous museum or gallery experience, proven research, writing and editing skills, understanding of and high level of interest in contemporary art, with professional goals in the curatorial field. Please send a cover letter, CV, writing sample (between 5-15 pages), and the names and contact information for 3 references by email to hr@decordova.org Please include Koch Curatorial Fellowship in the subject line. Deadline for applications is June 1, 2017, interviews will begin immediately.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Part time
Posted on: 05/01/2017

Development Intern

Boston Athenaeum Boston, MA
Development Intern The Boston Athenæum seeks a qualified, energetic, and motivated individual to join the Advancement Office as a Development Intern to provide assistance with Development and Membership projects, programs and services. Department: Advancement Office Hours: flexible schedule; 19 hours per week; regular Saturday and occasional weekday evening hours required Compensation: $12-$13 per hour depending upon level of education; free membership concurrent with employment and one year following date of departure; no other benefits Start Date: Immediately; open until filled; position is a 12 month position from start date Responsibilities: • Serves as a front-line member of the development office • Staff the first floor membership desk on Saturday and Sunday; and as needed • Assists with membership processing, renewal notices, and in-house mailings • Supports office maintenance with copying, collating, filing, shredding, etc. • Maintain inventory of stock - membership brochures, hand-outs, and other supplies • Monitors the Membership and Advancement phone line • Assists with demographic data-entry, and in-kind gift processing • Staffs development/fundraising events, as well as programmatic events • Drafts profiles, reports, and other communications as requested • Conducts other duties as assigned Qualifications: • Must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program; graduate students preferred • Strong interest in art and cultural organizations, development and/or non-profit management • Proficiency with Microsoft Office • Strong interpersonal and customer-service skills • Experience working in an office setting • Fundraising experience helpful • Familiarity with development databases, including Raiser’s Edge, desired To Apply: E-mail résumé and cover letter in a single document to hradvancement@bostonathenaeum.org The Boston Athenæum is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage individuals of diverse backgrounds to apply and are committed to hiring individuals who value a diverse and inclusive work environment.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Temporary
Posted on: 04/21/2017

Intern

N.H. Farm Museum Milton, NH
Historic house museum with a state- and region-wide interpretive scope, seeks a paid summer intern to assist with youth groups, collections management, and providing tours to the general public. Some light farm work, e.g. feeding animals, occasional weeding, etc., may be involved, This position's compensation comes in the form of on-site housing and a paid stipend for living expenses. The N.H. Farm Museum consists of two National Register properties that occupy 50 acres in a rural part of the state. The historic houses stand among a number of publicly-accessible outbuildings that help tell the story of Granite State agriculture in three centuries. Applicants should submit a letter of interest and resume to nhfarmmuseum@outlook.com.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Temporary
Posted on: 04/14/2017

Intern, Unpaid

Research Assistant

Congregation Kehillath Israel Brookline, MA
Our Congregation is celebrating its centennial year. We are also undergoing a massive physical renovation of our buildings which have stood since 1924. We have thousands of paper records of life cycle events (births, deaths, and marriages) that need to be digitized. We are looking for an intern to work approximately 20 hours a week for six to eight weeks this summer to create this data base for us. Students of history and library science are encouraged to apply. You will be supervised by an historian who runs the history project for our community and gain a great deal of practical research experience. Applicants should be well organized, independent, and able to create data bases. To apply please send a CV, Cover Letter, and the names of 3 references to kiexhibit@gmail.com
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Temporary
Posted on: 05/15/2017

Education Intern

Buttonwoods Museum Haverhill, MA
The Buttonwoods Museum, a small history museum in Haverhill, MA, seeks an education intern to assist with outreach and on-site summer programs. Our education department provides fun and educational programs for toddlers through senior citizens in the community and the Museum welcomes visitors from across the country. Students and recent graduates with a background in history, education, or community engagement and Spanish speakers are encouraged to apply. This is an unpaid internship, but may be configured for school credit. Must have availability on Tuesdays and/or Thursdays. To apply, please email resume and cover letter to programs@buttonwoods.org or mail to Buttonwoods Museum, Attn: Program Coordinator, 240 Water Street, Haverhill MA 01830. Posted on: 05/12/2017

Collections & Exhibits Internship

Ipswich Museum Ipswich, MA
The Ipswich Museum, a small museum with three historic buildings and a collection of fine and decorative arts, seeks a summer intern to assist with exhibits and collections. This is a wonderful opportunity for a student to gain experience in a variety of museum roles and to learn about small museums. Potential projects include, collections cataloging, research for future exhibits, assisting with collections moves, or some opportunities with education programs, if desired. Students and recent graduates with a background in history, art, museum studies, and related fields are encouraged to apply. This is an unpaid internship, but may be configured for school credit. To apply, please email resume and cover letter to educator@ipswichmuseum.org. Posted on: 05/12/2017

Short Term Archivist

Westford Historical Society Westford, MA
Having acquired archiving materials through a state grant, the Westford Historical Society is seeking a short term intern to unframe and transfer photos and other materials into archive safe containers. The intern will then be responsible for updating the PastPerfect database with the new location information. Training will be provided. Ideal position for an undergraduate in Museum Studies looking for some experience in the real world. Hours are Mon/Wed/Fri 9am-1pm. Minimum commitment is 4 weeks, with potential for extension. To apply, please email Penny Lacroix at director@museum.westford.org.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Part time
Posted on: 05/10/2017

Family Engagement Internship

Springfield Museums Springfield, MA
Located in the heart of downtown Springfield, Springfield Museums is a multi-disciplinary campus with buildings focused on art, history, and science. It is also home to the Dr. Seuss Memorial Sculpture Garden, with the Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum slated to open in 2017. We are seeking interns to help run the day-to-day operations of the Art Discovery Center, volunteer at upcoming family programs, and to help in other aspects of the Education department as needed. Responsibilities will include: Learning about the collections of Springfield Museums as a whole, with a focus on the George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum, and specifically, the Art Discovery Center. Learning about Dr. Seuss and preparing special activities to be implemented with the new museum opening. Welcoming and creating a sense of belonging for a wide diversity of visitors.. Helping to develop, prepare, facilitate, and track hands-on educational activities for families across disciplines. Working collaboratively with interns and staff Summer interns must commit to work 2 days per week, Fall and Spring semester interns must commit to working 1 day per week, plus special events. Requirements include a desire to work with children and families and a strong sense of commitment and reliability. Interns need to pass a CORI check. Apply here: http://www.internships.com/education/Family-Engagement-Internship
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Part time
Posted on: 03/29/2017

Graduate Collections Interns

Beverly Historical Society Beverly, MA
Under the supervision of the Director for Collections, the Collections Interns will work with BHS staff to support the completion of a comprehensive inventory of the artifact collection. The Collections Interns will be working with the “Buttons, Pins and Badge” collection or the “Textile” collection to verify the collection, update information in PastPerfect (the BHS collections management database), research and photograph the objects and pack them for re-housing. QUALIFICATIONS: Preference will be given to graduate level students or graduates of museum studies, art history, or American history. Proficiency with computers; experience with database software a plus, strong interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written, and must be detail-oriented; interest in history, museums and preservation; research skills. Physical requirements include repeated climbing up/down stairs, ability to lift up to 20 pounds and to perform duties while standing, sitting and walking. Internships may be completed for credit and are voluntary/unpaid. Schedule is flexible and the BHS is on the MBTA commuter rail. To apply please send a letter of interest, the internship you are interested in (Buttons or Textiles) and your resume to: abattis@beverlyhistory.org Posted on: 03/29/2017

Volunteer

Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Volunteer/Intern

Springfield Museums Springfield, MA
Located in the heart of downtown Springfield, the Springfield Museums is a multidisciplinary institution, inspiring the exploration of our connections to art, history and science through outstanding collections, exhibitions and programing. The Springfield Museums consists of five museum buildings; The George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum, Springfield Science Museum, D’Amour Museum of Fine Art, Wood Museum of Springfield History, The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum (opening June 2017) and the Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden. We are seeking volunteers and interns to help run the day-to-day operations of the Cat’s Corner, a drop in activity space with in the new Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum. Volunteer and intern responsibilities will include: Learning about the collections of the Springfield Museums as a whole; with the focus of the life and works of Theodore Geisel a.k.a. Dr. Seuss. Welcoming and creating a sense of belonging for a wide diversity of visitors. Helping to develop, prepare, facilitate, and track hands on literacy based activities. Facilitate, maintain and engage with visitors in galleries of the Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum. Requirements include a desire to work with children and families and a strong sense of commitment and reliability. Ideally applicants can commit to at least 2 shifts a week. All applicants need to pass a CORI check. To apply email sgogal@springfieldmuseums.org
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Part time
SALARY RANGE: unpaid
Posted on: 05/15/2017

Docent

Public Health Museum Tewksbury, MA
Welcome visitors to the first public health museum in the United States! The Public Health Museum is an educational and cultural resource located on the historic grounds of Tewksbury Hospital in Massachusetts with the mission to educate the public about the achievements and contributions of public health in preventing disease and improving the health of individuals and communities in Massachusetts, and worldwide. We also strive to inspire students, researchers, health care workers and public health professionals to build upon the past and continue to advance the future of public health. History lovers, retired individuals who worked in the public health field, students seeking to explore a career in museums or public health, could all be perfect candidates for a docent position at the Public Health Museum. The museum is open on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10am-2pm and the first Saturday of the month from 10am-2pm. Schedule is flexible, but must be willing to dedicate several hours a month to the museum. Responsibilities include: - Lead museum and/or exterior historic grounds tours using script and content provided – Welcome and orient visitors to the museum – Provide friendly customer service – Promote the mission of the Public Health Museum – Support special events and programs – Participate in training sessions – Assist in other museum volunteer functions if interested . Requirements are: - Excellent customer service skills; interest in history, public health, museum studies, public history and/or education; active listener with excellent public speaking skills; prior experience is preferred but not required. To apply, please send resume to phmuseum@gmail.com, 978-851-7321 x.2606.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Part time
Posted on: 04/27/2017

Greeter

The Trustees- Mission House Stockbridge, MA
Travel back in time and invite the public on your adventures! Provide visitors with a friendly welcome and introduce them to the story of Mission House. Answer questions about the house and The Trustees as visitors enjoy the grounds and homes via self guided tours (scheduled tours occur July-August). This National Historic Landmark was home to the first missionary to the Mohican Indians, Rev. John Sergean. It showcases an outstanding collection of 18th-century American furniture and decorative arts, and tells the story of the Mohicans through artifacts gathered by Mabel Choate in the early 1930s and stories and perspectives from Mohicans today. Responsibilities -Enhance visitor experience by greeting guests and responding to their questions -Serve as an ambassador for The Trustees by promoting the Trustees’ mission, and encouraging visitors to become members -Seek out and approach groups to welcome them -Announce scheduled tour times to guests exploring the grounds -Gather information from visitors for mailing lists and promotional outreach Qualifications Customer-centric, enjoys and seeks out opportunities to interact with visitors Ability to share Trustees mission, membership and program information (with training) Flexible and independent Ability to pre-schedule shifts one month in advance Comfortable being outdoors during portions of shift Experience related to history/cultural museum preferred but not required Seeking individuals to cover 10:30am-3:30pm Saturdays and Sundays, June through August, with July and August as the priority time. As we launch this new program we will also be looking for individuals available for the same time frame on Fridays. Options of full shift or 10:30am-1:00pm and 1:00pm-3:30pm. Visit www.thetrustees.org/volunteer, email tbeasley@thetrustees.org or call 413-532-1631, 3119 to apply.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Part time
SALARY RANGE: None
Posted on: 04/04/2017

Tour Guide

The Trustees- Bryant Homestead Cummington, MA
Travel back in time and take 100s of visitors with you! The William Cullen Bryant Homestead, the 19th century home of American poet and conservationist William Cullen Bryant, provides an exciting opportunity to learn the stories of our past including Bryant's personal story and contributions to history as we know it. History lovers, retired individuals who enjoy interacting with the public, students seeking to explore careers and nature lovers can all find a home away from home at the Homestead. Join our team of enthusiastic tour guides and share these stories with others. Responsibilities: -Lead house tours and/or landscape tours using strategies and content provided -Welcome and orient visitors to the property -Provide friendly customer service Promote the mission of The Trustees, our work and our programs -Encourage guests to join us as members and volunteers Help ensure safety of visitors and the protection of the museum collection -Assist in the visitor center, as needed between tours -Support special events and programs -Participate in training sessions and stay aware of current Trustees happenings via enews, emails from regional staff and meeting attendance -Participate in continued improvement of tours by providing feedback and joining brainstorming sessions -Commit to reporting your service hours via the Trustees volunteer website Requirements: Excellent customer service skills; Interest in history, museum studies, public history, interpretation or education; prior experience preferred but not required; Active listener with excellent public speaking skills; Self-reflective;Able to learn tour content Visit www.thetrustees.org/volunteer or contact tbeasley@thetrustees.org, 413-532-1631, ext 3119
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Part time
SALARY RANGE: None
Posted on: 04/04/2017

Board Member

Board Member

The House of the Seven Gables Salem, MA
The House of the Seven Gables Settlement Association (The Gables) is recruiting individuals to join its Board of Trustees. The Board of Trustees serves as principle fiduciary and wise steward of the organization and all of its resources. The Board governs with leadership, vision and oversight to create policies in accordance with our mission as well as to ensure the spirit of the mission is adhered to. It also discovers and responds to changing needs in our community in order to make a measurable impact. We achieve these goals through the full participation, commitment to inquiry and dedication of every Trustee. Members of the Board of Trustees support the work of The Gables by providing mission-based leadership, strategic governance and legal oversight for the organization. While day-to-day operations are led by the Executive Director and organizational staff, the Trustee-ED relationship is a partnership, and the appropriate involvement of each Trustee is both critical and expected. Trustees are expected to attend, actively engage and collegially participate in 9 board meetings a year, plus an annual retreat. They are also expected to support the financial sustainability of the organization by personally contributing at a financial level that is meaningful to them and supporting the organization’s development efforts in other ways, such as assisting with donor cultivation and stewardship and attending major fundraising and programmatic events. This is an open call for applicants, with no specific deadline. Candidates are invited to apply by emailing a cover letter and resume to Melissa Reynolds, Human Resources Manager at mreynolds@7gables.org. The mission of The Gables is to preserve our National Historic Landmark and leverage its power as an icon of American culture to engage diverse audiences and provide educational opportunities for our local immigrant community.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Part time
Posted on: 03/30/2017

Other

Wildlife Keeper

EcoTarium Worcester, MA
The EcoTarium, a Museum of Science and Nature, seeks an enthusiastic professional to join our dedicated and dynamic team as a Wildlife Keeper. The successful candidate will provide excellent animal care and a positive guest experience. The Keeper works in all areas of animal husbandry including feeding, cleaning, record keeping, training and enrichment, behavioral observations, and exhibit maintenance for all of the museum’s live animals. The animal collection includes mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, small marine animals and insects. This position is responsible for current habitat design as well. Other responsibilities include formal and informal presentations to guests, and developing conservation and education initiatives. Habitats are located both indoors and outdoors. The position is physically demanding and requires working in all weather conditions. For a full job description and directions on how to apply, please visit http://www.ecotarium.org/jobs/wildife-keeper.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 05/11/2017

Photographer

Northeast Document Conservation Center Andover, MA
The Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC) is hiring a full-time photographer to join the Imaging Services department. Founded in 1973, NEDCC is a non-profit conservation and preservation services center, supporting the collections of its private and institutional clients through book, paper, and photograph conservation, digital reformatting, and preservation assistance. The successful candidate will be joining a team of experienced and productive photographers, and will benefit from working alongside conservators and specialists dedicated to the treatment and care of the range of objects the Imaging Services department digitizes. The Photographer will be charged principally with the digital reformatting of the diverse and unique collections held by NEDCC’s institutional and private clients. RESPONSIBILITES INCLUDE: Digitally capturing archival and special collections materials; applying standard post-capture image adjustments; print high-quality reproductions;. QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline; Experience or training in the handling of rare and fragile paper-based materials; 1-3 years’ experience digitally reformatting archival and special collection materials or works of art; Experience using RAW workflow software; strong eye for color, value, composition, and visual accuracy. FOR COMPLETE INFO: https://www.nedcc.org/about/employment-opportunities . TO APPLY: please send resume, letter of intent, names and contact information for three references in PDF format to: Terrance D’Ambrosio, Director of Imaging Services, at tdambrosio at nedcc . org. NEDCC is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 05/09/2017

Greenhouse Studios Design Technologist

UConn Library Storrs, CT
Under the general supervision of the Scholarly Communications Design Studio Coordinator, the Design Technologist supports the collaborative creation and implementation of scholarly work for Greenhouse Studios | Scholarly Communications Design at the UConn Library. Greenhouse Studios is a joint effort of the UConn Library, School of Fine Arts, and the University of Connecticut Humanities Institute, with each contributing resources and personnel to advance scholarly communications research. As a member of the Greenhouse Studios’ core staff, the Design Technologist collaborates with interdisciplinary project teams across the University to conceive and develop technical approaches and design solutions to support scholarly expression across the University. The Design Technologist maintains current awareness of relevant technologies and applies that knowledge as part of Greenhouse Studios projects, in an effort to support and advance the field of scholarly communication. This is a two-year, end date position, funded through the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in partnership with the UConn Library. The position will be based in Storrs and has an anticipated start date of August 18, 2017. UConn offers competitive salaries, outstanding benefits (including employee and dependent tuition waivers at UConn), and a highly desirable work environment. Salary is dependent upon education, qualifications, and experience. Applications should be submitted online using UConn Jobs at http://www.jobs.uconn.edu (please reference Job ID 25017504) and include a cover letter, detailed resume, and contact information for three professional references.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Temporary
Posted on: 05/04/2017

Preservation Policy Associate

The Preservation Society of Newport County Newport, RI
The PSNC seeks a FT Preservation Policy Associate to support the organization’s advocacy and outreach efforts. The Preservation Policy staff comprises a small team that works in close alignment with the Preservation Society’s Board of Trustees, Preservation Policy Committee, CEO and Executive Director, and Chief of Staff. Evening and weekend hours may be required. Reporting to the Preservation Policy Manager, the candidate will help the Preservation Society continue to strengthen its impact locally, with a particular focus on positively enhancing quality of life by advocating for the preservation of architecture, landscapes, and the scenic character of Newport County. The Preservation Policy Associate contributes to the ongoing development of strategic partnerships, analytical data, and research in key policy areas related to the Preservation Society and its mission, including Preservation, Architecture, Landscape and Planning; Scenic Conservation and Environmental Resources; Transportation; Economic Development and Legislative, Civic, and Political Engagement. Master’s degree in historic preservation, architectural history, or a closely related discipline with minimum of two years of professional experience, including historical and architectural research, writing, editing, and photographic documentation. Experience with spatial data visualization and mapping platforms preferred. Thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (including excel), Access, Adobe Photoshop, and social media tools. Knowledge of local, state, and federal preservation policy and regulation preferred. Familiarity with Rhode Island’s cultural heritage a plus. Ability to create, edit, and manage a website is a plus. Please email a cover letter, resume and professional references to humanresources@newportmansions.org or mail to 424 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI 02840.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 04/25/2017

Assistant Producer

Arts at MIT Cambridge, MA
Council for the Arts at MIT (CAMIT)/MIT Center for Art, Science, and Technology (CAST), to provide project support, logistical planning, and event assistance for CAMIT, CAST, and associated arts initiatives throughout the Institute. CAMIT responsibilities include assisting the director with planning and logistics for its annual meeting (e.g., registration, accounting tracking, staffing, preparing printed materials, transportation, etc.); assisting the director with managing the grants program; working with the communications team on advertising, dissemination, and reporting; compiling grant applications and assigning reviewers; creating and managing interview schedules; managing AV and catering; assisting with the management of tickets for classes institutional memberships program; and general office support. CAST duties will include providing support to the producers for visiting artist residencies, including travel, logistics management and account tracking; assisting communications team with web pages, publicity, and print materials; and assisting with CAST Symposium and McDermott Residency (e.g., coordinating travel, arranging accommodations for speakers, managing registrations, logistics, account tracking, liaising with MIT Conference Services, organizing on-site registration, preparing printed materials, catering, A/V, etc.). Will also perform other duties as requested. Job Requirements REQUIRED: in-depth knowledge of visual arts, music, theater, or related field; at least three years’ experience in arts programming and events management; excellent production and time management skills; excellent oral, written, and visual communication skills; initiative; flexibility. To apply: careers.mit.edu, job code 14677
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 04/14/2017

Producer, Abbe Museum Indian Market (AMIM)

Abbe Museum Bar Harbor, ME
The Producer position focuses on creating and launching the annual Abbe Museum Indian Market (inaugural event is May 18-20, 2018). This position will coordinate the activities, tasks, and events leading up to AMIM and will lead planning efforts with the support of the Abbe team and a volunteer AMIM Committee. The Producer will work closely with the President/CEO and will implement policies established by the President/CEO and the Trustees. This is a part-time (20 hours) contract position. For more information, including details on how to apply, please visit our website: https://www.abbemuseum.org/work-at-the-abbe/
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Contract
Posted on: 04/12/2017