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INSTITUTION
POSTING DATE
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Missouri Historical Society, MO
2/5/16
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Missouri Historical Society, MO
2/5/16
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Missouri Historical Society, MO
2/5/16

Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, Bainbridge Island, WA (Greater Seattle Area)
2/3/16
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Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum, Peoria, IL
2/2/16

the Mulva Center, De Pere, WI
2/2/16

Chester County Historical Society, PA
2/2/16
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DuSable Museum of African American History, IL
2/1/16

University Museums, Iowa State University, Ames, IA
2/1/16
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Minnesota Historical Society, MN
2/1/16
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Minnesota Historical Society, MN
2/1/16
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Association of Midwest Museums, St. Louis, MO
1/29/16
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DePauw University — Peeler Art Center, IN
1/28/16
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Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center Skokie, IL
1/28/16
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Lake County Forest Preserves, IL
1/27/16
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Taylor Studios, Inc, IL
1/27/16
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McLean County Museum of History, IL
1/27/16
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Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum, IL
1/27/16
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Walker Art Center, MN
1/27/16
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Minnesota Historical Society, MN
1/27/16
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Minnesota Historical Society, MN
1/27/16
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Minnesota Historical Society, MN
1/27/16
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South Dakota State Agricultural Heritage Museum, South Dakota State University, SD
1/19/16
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Minnesota Historical Society, MN
1/18/16
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Minnesota Historical Society, MN
1/18/16
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Saint Louis Art Museum, MO
1/12/16
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Saint Louis Art Museum, MO
1/12/16
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Saint Louis Art Museum, MO
1/12/16
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Saint Louis Art Museum, MO
1/12/16
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John Michael Kohler Arts Center, WI
1/5/16
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Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, IL
1/1/16
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Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, IL
1/1/16
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McKay Lodge Conservation Laboratory, Inc., Oberlin, OH
12/21/15
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Missouri History Museum, MO
12/21/15
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Minnesota Marine Art Museum, MN
12/17/15
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William Butterworth Foundation, Moline, IL
12/17/15
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University of Wisconsin — Madison, WI
12/11/15
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Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, IL
12/11/15
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Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, IL
12/11/15
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Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, IL
12/11/15
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State Historical Society of North Dakota, ND
12/10/15
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Haggerty Museum of Art, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI
12/10/15
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The History Museum, IN
12/9/15
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Taylor Studios, Inc, IL
12/8/15
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Midway Village Museum, IL
12/8/15
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Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum (ALPLM), IL
11/25/15
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Ruth Mott Foundation, Flint, MI
11/23/15
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Ruth Mott Foundation, Flint, MI
11/23/15
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Ruth Mott Foundation, Flint, MI
11/23/15
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John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI
11/17/15
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Mackinac State Historic Parks, MI
11/17/15
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Wisconsin Historical Society, WI
11/9/15
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University of Northern Iowa, IA
11/6/15
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The Children's Museum of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN
11/5/15
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Indiana University Art Museum, Bloomington, IN
11/4/15
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Children's Discovery Museum, IL
10/27/15
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Indianapolis Museum of Art, IN
10/26/15
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Indianapolis Museum of Art, IN
10/26/15
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Indianapolis Museum of Art, IN
10/26/15
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Taylor Studios, Inc., IL
10/22/15
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Arlington Heights Historical Museum, IL
10/20/15
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Museum and Education Department, Champaign County Forest Preserve District, IL
10/5/15
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Biology/Hefner Museum of Natural History, OH
9/14/15
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Salisbury House Foundation (SHF), IA
8/25/15
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Taylor Studios, Inc., IL
8/20/15
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Taylor Studios, Inc., IL
8/20/15
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Loyola University Museum of Art (LUMA), IL
8/5/15
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National Art Museum of Sport, IN
7/30/15
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University of Wisconsin—Madison, WI
7/17/15
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Rochester Art Center, MN
7/8/15
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Layman Design, IL
6/23/15
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Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University, MI
6/17/15

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Image of a star PROJECT CONSERVATOR (FULL-TIME/TEMPORARY)
Missouri Historical Society, MO

The Missouri Historical Society is seeking a Project Conservator with a specialization in the conservation of objects. The Project Conservator will be responsible for the conservation treatment of objects belonging to MHS's collections in the Missouri History Museum and the Soldier's Memorial Museum in preparation for the latter's re-opening in 2018. We are looking for an experienced individual who demonstrates professionalism, flexibility, and is detail-oriented to effectively organize the project's conservation activities, conduct treatments, and other tasks as directed.

The Conservator will be located at the Missouri Historical Society's existing conservation lab, located in the Library and Research Center. The Project Conservator will be expected to divide their time between projects for Soldier's Memorial Museum and Missouri History Museum. Project start date is immediate upon hire and will conclude at the end of 2017.

Responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to:
  • Examine objects and prepare conservation assessments, as required under the supervision of the Objects Conservator
  • Prepare conservation documentation, including photography, condition reports, treatment proposals, and treatment reports
  • Perform conservation treatments on objects, under the supervision of the Objects Conservator
  • Maintain conservation records for performed treatments and contracted work
  • Enter conservation information into the institution's collections database system (Mimsy)
  • Organize contract conservation work for textiles, paper, paintings, and other objects as needed
  • Assist with the planning of exhibitions and exhibit spaces, including advisement on mount making, material selections, environmental parameters, and lighting requirements, etc. as needed
  • Assist with the installation of exhibit material under the supervision of the Objects Conservator, Registrar, and/or Collection Manager as needed
  • Assist in the packing, moving, and storage of collections under the supervision of the Objects Conservator, Registrar, and/or Collection Manager as needed
  • Preventive conservation duties as assigned, including environmental monitoring, integrated pest management, and collections emergency preparedness
  • Active participation in public outreach, including public presentations, lab tours, publications, and the ability to explain the importance of conservation to donors and visitors alike
  • Other conservation duties as assigned, including purchasing laboratory supplies, performing inventories, and constructing boxes and mounts for storage upgrades

Qualification Requirements
  • Master's degree in Art Conservation or equivalent, with a specialization in objects conservation
  • Several years' experience handling art and artifacts in a museum environment
  • A minimum of one (1) year experience in conservation, preferably in an objects conservation laboratory

Additional Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
  • Thorough knowledge of and adherence to the Code of Ethics and Guidelines for Practice of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic & Artistic Works (AIC)
  • Knowledge of best-practice standards, techniques, materials, and equipment used in the conservation of objects
  • Demonstrated abilities in the examination, analysis, documentation, and treatment of organic and inorganic materials
  • Knowledge of the environmental hazards posed by substances such as solvents and mold and appropriate, safe methods of working with such substances
  • Excellent attention to detail and time management skills — the ability to work on several projects simultaneously will be essential
  • Must be a creative thinker with excellent problem-solving skills, sound judgment, and analytical abilities
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work individually and as part of a team
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office and collections management database software, especially MIMSY

Deadline to Apply: Open until filled.

Please submit employment application, letter of interest and resume to: hradmin@mohistory.org

Candidates may also respond to:
Missouri History Museum—HR, P.O. Box 11940, St. Louis, MO 63112-0040

An Equal Opportunity Employer

(Posted 2/5/16)

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Image of a star SOLDIERS MEMORIAL CATALOGER/ASSOCIATE HISTORIAN (FULL-TIME/TEMPORARY)
Missouri Historical Society, MO

The Missouri Historical Society is seeking a Cataloger to assist in the comprehensive processing of the Soldiers' Memorial Military Museum collection. This position supports the development of exhibitions for Soldiers' Memorial Military Museum. Position will conclude at the end of 2017.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Primary duty is to completely catalog artifacts:
    • Identify the object to be cataloged, and thoroughly record in the collections database the object's physical description, current condition, incorporated markings, age, maker details, owner information, history, and significance within the larger collection.
    • Physically number and tag the object.
    • Photograph the object, edit the photograph for clarity, and associate the photograph with the object's record in the collections database.
    • Communicate with the Curator that the object has been processed and notify Collections Management staff that the object is ready to be housed and stored.
  • Work with interns.
  • Additional collections-related tasks as assigned.

Qualification Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree in history or related field; certificate or Master's degree in Museum Studies desired
  • Experience handling artifacts and working in museum collections desired
  • Experience working with diverse historical collections
  • Knowledge of 20th and 21st century military history and material culture
  • Knowledge of and commitment to current museum best practices
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to sit for long periods of time
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs. and climb ladders
  • Ability to safely maneuver artifacts on carts or with pallet jacks
  • Patience and attention to detail
  • Consistent, methodical work approach
  • Good time-management skills and ability to work independently
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, particularly Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Familiarity with Mimsy XG collection database, Picasa photo processing software, and SLR camera system is desirable, but not necessary

Deadline to Apply: Open until filled.

Please submit employment application, letter of interest and resume to: hradmin@mohistory.org

Candidates may also respond to:
Missouri History Museum—HR, P.O. Box 11940, St. Louis, MO 63112-0040

An Equal Opportunity Employer

(Posted 2/5/16)

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Missouri Historical Society, MO

The Missouri Historical Society is seeking a Scanning Technician/Associate Historian to scan and process the paper and photograph portions of the Soldiers Memorial Military Museum collections. Position will conclude at the end of 2017.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Primary duty is to scan and digitally process paper and photographic materials
    • Identify the materials, thoroughly record the history, subject matter, physical description, and significance within the larger collection
    • Transcribe written materials
    • Physically label photographs according to set standards
    • Communicate with the Curator and Collections Management staff when materials have been processed
    • Consistently, according to set standards, number and label digital files for later association with database records
  • Work with interns.
  • Additional collections-related tasks as assigned.

Qualification Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree in history or related field; certificate or Master's degree in Library Science desired
  • Experience in archives or libraries preferred
  • Experience handling archival materials and working in museum collections desired
  • Experience working with diverse historical collections
  • Knowledge of 20th and 21st century military history and material culture
  • Knowledge of and commitment to current museum best practices
  • Proficiency in computer operating systems including Microsoft Office programs
  • Proficiency in image editing software including Adobe Photoshop
  • Historic document and photograph handling experience
  • Experience scanning historical archival collections and photographs
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to sit for long periods of time
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs. and climb ladders
  • Ability to safely maneuver artifacts on carts or with pallet jacks
  • Patience and attention to detail
  • Consistent, methodical work approach
  • Good time-management skills and ability to work independently
  • Familiarity with Mimsy XG collection database desirable, but not necessary.

Deadline to Apply: Open until filled.

Please submit employment application, letter of interest and resume to: hradmin@mohistory.org

Candidates may also respond to:
Missouri History Museum—HR, P.O. Box 11940, St. Louis, MO 63112-0040

An Equal Opportunity Employer

(Posted 2/5/16)

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DEPUTY DIRECTOR
Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, Bainbridge Island, WA (Greater Seattle Area)

Seeking a Deputy Director to bring needed attention and focus to building infrastructure that allows for increasingly efficient and effective operation of the Museum. Simultaneously, this position allows for the Executive Director to focus externally, strategically, and on the curatorial in ways that ensure the Museum's long term sustainability. This is a rich opportunity for a candidate who loves to bring their experience and expertise to this kind of organizational evolution with people and on the operational side. And to do so with a talented Executive Director, Board of Directors, and Staff in a supportive and dynamic community passionate about celebrating regional art and craft by living artists. Near term initiatives include creating and solidifying operational infrastructure, increasing earned revenue from retail, restaurant and rental operations, expanding staff and facilities, and improving technology and business systems.

Please visit Bainbridge Island Museum of Art for a comprehensive Position Profile, application instructions and additional information about the organization.

(Posted 2/3/16)

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Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum, Peoria, IL

POSITION: Part Time (Average 12 - 20 hours per week)

REQUIREMENTS:
  • High school diploma or GED required. College degree preferred. Will accept a combination of education and experience if it is closely related to the job skills needed for the position.
  • One year of experience in an office setting required, preferably in a museum or non-profit institution.
  • Must have excellent customer service, problem solving and organizational skills.
  • Must have experience or interest in working with children and families in a highly diverse informal educational setting.
  • Knowledge of computers and phones as needed for office work, including knowledge of Microsoft Office.
  • Ability to communicate clearly with others in person and over the phone.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously with a minimal degree of supervisory oversight.
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with co-workers and the general public.
  • Ability to interact effectively and respectfully with adults as well as children of all ages.

DUTIES:
  • Making customer service decisions as needed while maintaining outstanding customer service practices and standards.
  • Overseeing daily operations by completing interior and exterior walk-throughs during the day, ensuring a safe and clean museum environment, troubleshooting of exhibit problems, and record exhibition problems using Exhibit Maintenance Request forms as needed.
  • Ensuring a smooth and organized delivery of all museum offerings and communicating daily agenda to staff through daily agenda logs and whiteboard. Distributing mail, answering phones, etc.
  • Opening and closing procedures for museum — operating alarm system, preparing safe, cash drawers and registers for the business day.
  • Supervising floor staff — Playologists, admissions desk staff, volunteers and interns, in the following areas:
    • Assisting in training of new staff.
    • Supervising office procedures (POS equipment, cash drawers, etc).
    • Communicating about employee performance with Full Time staff.
    • Assisting with greeting of groups, payment processing, membership processing, etc.
    • Maintaining membership records.
  • Representing and promoting the PlayHouse at local events.
  • Following all safety procedures that pertain to the duties performed and supporting all aspects of the Park District's safety program.
  • Demonstrating commitment to museum values and goals of excellence in learning, equality, collaboration and customer service.
  • Performing all other duties as assigned.

OTHER:
  • Pay rate is $11.00 per hour.
  • Under the supervision of the Peoria PlayHouse Operations Manager.
  • Must be able to work weekdays, weekends and some evenings and holidays.

How to Apply: Applications are available at the Peoria Park District Administration Office or can be downloaded/printed from www.peoriaparks.org under "Join Our Team". Applicants may submit a resume', but to be fully considered for this position an application must be completed. Applications will be reviewed until position is filled.

To ensure full consideration, applications/resume should be forwarded in a timely manner to: PEORIA PARK DISTRICT — Human Resources Manager, 1125 West Lake Ave, Peoria, IL 61614 or fax to: (309) 686-3352.

PEORIA PARK DISTRICT
Human Resources Manager
1125 West Lake Ave
Peoria, Illinois 61614

The Peoria Park District hires without regard to race, religion, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, unfavorable discharge from military service, or disability to perform the tasks of the job. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply. AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.

(Posted 2/2/16)

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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
the Mulva Center, De Pere, WI

Organization Overview:
the Mulva Center will be a new signature cultural heritage center in De Pere, Wisconsin "where history, culture, the arts and the community meet and engage in innovative, educational and creative participation"; a unique facility that will reflect and engage with the local community.

Position Overview:
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic, intelligent, articulate and energetic individual to help shape this new facility from its conception into a fully functioning unique center. the Mulva Center seeks an Executive Director to provide dynamic leadership who will direct policymaking, planning, organizational requirements, staff, and visitor operations.

Today, directors of cultural institutions have to be a unique combination of scholar, executive, ambassador and showman. the Mulva Center Director should have a combination of programing, management, public speaking and marketing skills to successfully meet the center's vision, and core values.

Key Responsibilities:
The Director will have overall responsibility for all key areas and activities of operations in compliance with all legal and fiscal obligations. Responsibilities will include developing the operational framework for scheduling the extensive calendar of events and foundation for the new facility, including permanent exhibits, a dynamic series of high quality temporary exhibits, special events, social spaces and for educational learning and engagement. The Director will also be involved in the design and fabrication of this new facility with the Foundation Board and the appointed architects. The project will be built on a prominent site within the City of De Pere with the construction and site development of the project being fully funded by the Foundation.

The successful applicant will be the public face and ambassador for the Mulva Center by building awareness of the new facility in the City and the greater area, and by engaging with the De Pere community.

Required Qualifications and Skills:
  • Bachelor's or advanced degree in Cultural Events and Facilities Management, Museological Administration, Business Administration, or other suitable qualifications.
  • 5+ years of progressive management experience in a cultural facility, museum or historical society, or similar public visitor facility.
  • Ability to provide strong leadership, and strategic direction. Experience in developing and implementing strategic plans.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of standards and best practices for cultural facilities, museums and educational requirements for non-profits or similar organizations.
  • Managing, and growing an annual operating budget. Strong business management skills.
  • Experience in planning, designing and overseeing grant applications.
  • Excellent leadership and communication skills.

How to Apply:
For information including the Conceptual Plan, a full Job Description and Qualifications Matrix follow the link http://ftp.haleysharpe.com:8080/?u=Jqe0&p=06Yb

Send all questions to themulvacenter-director@haleysharpe.com with the subject line 'Questions'.

Online applications only to themulvacenter-director@haleysharpe.com with the subject line 'Application'. All applications should include a two-page cover letter, full résumé and contact information for three suitable references. The cover letter is your opportunity to express how you are a suitable choice for this position, highlighting your unique experiences and passions.

Closing Date: February 19th, 2016

Target Start Date: May 1st, 2016

(Posted 2/2/16)

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PRESIDENT
Chester County Historical Society, PA

Lead successful, well-respected 123-year-old, regional history museum near Philadelphia with renowned collection, exciting plans; professional standards/scholarship; $2-million annual-budget, $10-million endowment; 20 staff. Implement plans encompassing new permanent exhibit (2017) — $3.7M project. Oversee enhanced public programming, greater community engagement. Fundraise, maintain fiscal health. REQUIRED: Passion for local history plus success in fundraising. Inspirational communicator. Runs balanced budgets. Has 5+ years' museum-leadership experience; B.A. DETAILED CRITERIA, HOW TO APPLY, MORE INFO, LINKS: http://museum-search.com/open-searches/ EOE. Nominations welcome.

If you have any questions, please contact me at (603) 432-7929 or via email at searchandref@museum-search.com.

(Posted 2/2/16)

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DuSable Museum of African American History, IL

The Collections Assistant will join a team of four in the final year of a grant-funded collections cataloging and registration project. Reporting to the Head of Collections and Registration, this position involves re-housing art and artifacts, cataloging museum collections, and assisting with backlog registration.

Essential Functions:
  • Clean, stabilize and re-house artifacts of various mediums/materials according to established preservation standards
  • Catalog, condition report, and photograph objects, creating or adding to catalog records in PastPerfect database
  • Physically move artifacts from temporary facility to permanent storage in the museum
  • Label artifacts with permanent accession numbers
  • Conduct object research as needed
  • Assist in reconciling problem numbers and found-in-collections (FIC) objects
  • Assist in processing backlog registration paperwork
  • Assist with preventative conservation including pest management and climate/environmental monitoring; maintain departmental integrated pest management (IPM) system and schedule
  • Perform cleaning and maintenance of storage areas and exhibit galleries on a rotating schedule
  • Perform other related duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in Museum Studies, History, Art History, Museum or related field, plus minimum two years collections-related experience. Knowledge of proper object handling and procedures related to safe storage Working knowledge of museum collections management systems (CMS).

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of cataloging procedures and accepted nomenclature
  • Knowledge of standard museum collections management practices and procedures
  • Physical coordination/ability to handle and move fragile collection objects; ability to lift 40 pounds
  • Basic art-handling skills
  • Understanding of the proprietary nature of museum collections and documents and ability to adhere to museum policies regarding confidentiality
  • Familiarity with museum collections software, experience with PastPerfect strongly preferred
  • Excellent organizational skills, accuracy and attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Strong interpersonal skills; must be team-oriented but also capable of working independently under minimum supervision
  • Ability to work under pressure and establish priorities under strict deadlines
  • Ability to multi-task and be flexible in work assignments

This a full-time temporary position, salary based on experience, Health benefits available.

Please email resumé, cover letter, and salary requirements to Kristina Eason at keason@dusablemuseum.org, with "Collections Assistant Search" in the subject line. No phone calls please. Candidate reviews end 30 days after posting. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

(Posted 2/1/16)

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PROGRAM COORDINATOR I — CAMPUS OUTREACH COORDINATOR
University Museums, Iowa State University, Ames, IA

Full-Time

University Museums at Iowa State University is seeking applicants for a Campus Outreach Coordinator to develop and implement integrated visual learning programs and exhibitions integrated into course based instruction. This position will utilize permanent collection objects, as well as of the Art on Campus Program and Collection, Brunnier Art Museum, Christian Petersen Art Museum and Farm House Museum. Responsibilities include coordinating, caring/maintenance of, and educational programs relating to the Art n Campus Collection; and other museum duties.

Guaranteed Consideration Date: 03/11/2016

Quick Link to posting and more information: http://www.iastatejobs.com:80/postings/17112

(Posted 2/1/16)

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Image of a star COLLECTIONS AND EXHIBITIONS MANAGER
Zanesville Museum of Art, OH

Reports To: Executive Director

Museum Mission Statement
The Zanesville Museum of Art ignites human imagination and understanding through the visual arts. Furthermore, its permanent collection, facilities, exhibitions, and public programs enhance the cultural life of the community and preserve its heritage.

Collections and Exhibitions Manager Position Summary
The ideal candidate manages the ZMA's collections, records, and documentation; ensures compliance with museum policies and AAM best practices of stewardship, accessioning, and deaccessioning; provides oversight with regard to outgoing and incoming loans and conservation of the collections; coordinates and installs temporary exhibitions; assists with the supervision of interns and volunteers; and interacts with the Board of Trustees, museum patrons, collectors, artists, museum colleagues, contractors, interns, volunteers, and press.

The candidate must demonstrate a strong commitment to quality control, excellent communication skills, and a collaborative nature. The Collections and Exhibitions Manager plays a vital role in improving visitor experience and ensuring the safety and preservation of art at the museum.

Major projects include the planning and reinstallation of the Gorsuch Gallery with work from the ZMA's permanent collection; the coordination of museum-organized exhibitions including the Ohio Annual Exhibition now in its 72nd year. The ZMA recently completed an American of Alliance Museums (AAM) Assessment Program (MAP) grant and we are now participating in AAM's Small Museum Accreditation Academy. The ideal candidate will play a vital role in preparing this institution for AAM accreditation.

Key Responsibilities:

Collection Stewardship
  • Provide proper storage and undertake physical inventory of all works in the collections. Upgrade storage materials and research new storage concepts and materials as needed.
  • Consult with contract conservators to identify artworks needing conservation, including frames.
  • Prepare condition reports for works in the collections, accessions, and incoming and outgoing loans.
  • Conduct ongoing database development and management including recording storage locations, cataloging artworks, unifying lexicon, accessioning, deaccessioning, and inventory.
  • Assess outgoing loan requests for suitability of artwork to travel and make recommendations to the ZMA's executive director. Process loan requests and, if necessary, act as courier for outgoing loans.
  • Provide and oversee insurance policies for the collections.
  • Monitor (in cooperation with Facility Technician) HVAC conditions in the museum on a regular basis.
  • Maintain collection photo files and schedule new photography.
  • Coordinate all aspects of quarterly Collection Committee meetings.

Exhibition Development and Management
  • Coordinate, prepare, install, and de-install exhibitions from the ZMA's permanent collection and traveling exhibitions as required.
  • Supervise all incoming museum loans.
  • Prepare loan contracts in collaboration with partner organizations, museums, and individual lenders.
  • Manage crating and shipping arrangements for exhibitions, including receiving and releasing of all incoming and outgoing exhibition loans, and local deliveries.
  • Oversee insurance policies for loans, including providing supplemental insurance, certificates of insurance, and processing any claims.
  • Create and manage condition reports for all artwork in exhibitions. Oversee all packing and crating of artwork.
  • Identify and implement security plans for exhibitions as needed. Write security reports and inform security personnel of exhibition layout and artwork security issues.
  • Monitor and maintain artwork for duration of exhibition.
  • Supervise and ensure maintenance of temporary storage areas.
  • Maintain and update standard policies of museum, including the facility report, and standard registrarial documents.
  • Cut mats and mount art works for collection and exhibition purposes as needed.

Supervision
  • Assist the director with the supervision of our PT collection assistant and collections interns.

Budget
  • Assist the director in the oversight of the fiscal year collection and exhibition budgets.

Other Duties
  • Participate in weekly staff meetings and collection and exhibition meetings as needed.
  • Assist with grant writing projects as necessary and prepare grant reports.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in Art History, Museum Studies, or related field required. Master's degree strongly preferred.
  • At least three years work experience in museum collections and/or registration required.
  • Experience working on collaborative exhibition development and interdepartmental projects.
  • Excellent knowledge of industry best standards and practices: preservation practices, risk assessment, art-handling procedures, and art installation procedures.
  • Strong written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to develop strong, positive relationships with community partners.
  • Ability to resourcefully solve problems and work flexibly and accurately under pressure in a fast-paced environment. Excellent project management skills.
  • A self-starter with the ability to work independently and interdepartmentally.
  • Computer skills including Word, Outlook, Excel, Past Perfect or other Collections Management systems, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign.

Position Status
  • Salary commensurate with experience.
  • Relocation stipend is available.
  • Excellent benefits package includes 100% paid health insurance with vision, dental, and an HSA contribution, life insurance, vacation, personal, and sick pay, and an institutional matching contribution of 3% to a 403(b) plan.

Candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and the names, titles, and phone numbers of three references via email to Laine@zanesvilleart.org. The subject line should include: Collection and Exhibition Manager Position.

Submission deadline is February 12, 2016. The Zanesville Museum of Art is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community.

About The Zanesville Museum of Art
In its 80th year, the Zanesville Museum of Art maintains an encyclopedic collection of nearly 7,000 paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings, and decorative arts that span thousands of years and represent diverse cultures. We hold particularly strong collections of regional American Art Pottery and glass and works on paper. Select works are displayed in one of eighteen galleries in the 34,000 square foot modern structure constructed in 1977 and expanded in 2001. For more information visit us at www.zanesvilleart.org.

(Posted 2/1/16)

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Image of a star #1259 VISITOR SERVICES SUPERVISOR
Minnesota Historical Society, MN

OPEN TO: This job is open to all applicants.

LOCATION: Historic Fort Snelling, 200 Tower Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55111

SALARY: $18.29 hourly minimum

STATUS & HOURS: Full-time, regular (1,560 annual hours) position.

CLASSIFICATION: Site Manager III, Historic Fort Snelling

HIRING MANAGER: Manager of Programs

POSTING DATE: January 29, 2016

DEADLINE DATE: Application materials must be received by February 12, 2016.

SUPPLEMENTAL FORMS: Not required for this position.

DESCRIPTION: The Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS) seeks applicants for a Visitor Services Supervisor to oversee operations for the admission and sales areas in the Historic Fort Snelling Visitor Center and historic fort and to oversee related activities including selling admission tickets, assisting visitors in the sales area, selling memberships to the Minnesota Historical Society, completing various financial reports, and operating audio-visual equipment for the Historic Fort Snelling Visitor Center auditorium.

RESPONSIBILITIES: 1) provide oversight for all operations of the admission and sales areas at Historic Fort Snelling; 2) provide day-to-day supervision and monitor performance of Visitor Services Assistant staff, volunteers, and interns; 3) greet and converse with all visitors; 4) study site-related historical materials to be aware of history of the site and to be knowledgeable about the interpretation program; and 5) provide maintenance and security in the work areas.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • High school diploma plus two years experience or formalized training within a professional discipline OR bachelor's degree plus one year program experience or equivalent.
  • Knowledge of business practices and an understanding of retail operations.
  • Knowledge of office procedures and accounting principles and management practices.
  • Experience supervising, mentoring, coaching, and disciplining employees.
  • Superior customer service skills and ability to work with a diverse clientele from all over the world.
  • Experience in operating an electronic cash register, reconciling cash drawers with register paper receipts; and making deposits.
  • Ability to do basic math for daily sales reports, pricing and keeping track of inventory.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Knowledge of Minnesota history.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with vendors, clientele and other staff members.
  • Ability to multi-task in a dynamic and demanding environment.
  • Ability to work with others in a professional and courteous manner, as well as being a team player to fulfill mission of site.
  • Strong organizational skills.

TO APPLY: Submit MNHS Application for Employment, (available at www.mnhs.org/jobs), cover letter, resume, and if applicable, any supplemental forms. Application materials must be complete and received by the application deadline date in order to be considered by one of the methods below:

Attn: [Fill in Job Title]
Minnesota Historical Society
345 Kellogg Boulevard West
St. Paul, MN 55102-1906

Attn: [Fill in Job Title]
Email: humanresources@mnhs.org

Attn: [Fill in Job Title]
Fax: 651-297-3343

Incomplete application materials will be returned. If submitting materials for more than one position, you must provide MNHS Application for Employment, cover letter, and resume for each position. Applicants who are offered employment will be subject to passing a background check as a condition of employment. EEO

Applications will be acknowledged
- No phone calls please -

(Posted 2/1/16)

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Image of a star #1257 SITE MANAGER III, RAMSEY & HILL HOUSE
Minnesota Historical Society, MN

OPEN TO: This job is open to all applicants.

LOCATION: Alexander Ramsey House, 265 South Exchange Street, St. Paul, MN 55102; James J. Hill House, 240 Summit Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55102

SALARY: $4,919.00 monthly minimum

STATUS & HOURS: Full-time, regular (2,088 annual hours) position.

CLASSIFICATION: 21K Supervisory

HIRING MANAGER: Manager of Programs

POSTING DATE: January 29, 2016

DEADLINE DATE: Application materials must be received by February 20, 2016.

SUPPLEMENTAL FORMS: Not required for this position.

DESCRIPTION: The Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS) seeks applicants for a Site Manager III, Ramsey & Hill House to provide overall management and professional administration of the Alexander Ramsey House and James J. Hill House.

RESPONSIBILITIES: 1) develop and implement site public education programs so that visiting public is educated and engaged in the learning process and current scholarship is maintained; 2) select, coordinate and manage human resources so that staff are properly trained and adequately supervised; 3) oversee and coordinate the preservation and maintenance of all site structures and grounds to maintain structural integrity and to ensure maximum visitor and staff safety; 4) secure, budget, disburse and monitor state and non-state fiscal resources so that the site operates effectively, efficiently and according to Society policies and procedures; 5) manage and coordinate site operations so that institutional and division goals and objectives are fulfilled in accordance with institutional and professional standards; 6) oversee and manage sites' collections so that they are handled and cared for according to professional standards; 7) participate in the Society's marketing and communications program so that each site is effectively publicized, promoted and marketed; develop relationships with surrounding communities and constituencies to promote the site's interests; and 8) represent the Society with the Board of Governors; coordinate meetings and prepare minutes, define and plan projects, and oversee Furness endowment.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Bachelor's degree in historical administration, history museum studies, history or a related field plus eight years program experience in historic site or history museum management or equivalent OR an advanced degree plus six years program experience or equivalent.
  • Knowledge of Minnesota history and specific knowledge of nineteenth-century U.S. social and cultural history.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of preservation, maintenance and security methods for contemporary and historical structures, grounds and landscapes.
  • Basic knowledge of curatorial practices as they apply to both two- and three-dimensional objects.
  • Skills in human resources and personnel management related to hiring, training, coaching, and appraising performance.
  • Knowledge of and ability in historical interpretation methodology and techniques sufficient to develop and implement interpretive programs.
  • Knowledge of or experience in management, including budget and personnel management, short-and long-range planning, office procedures, bookkeeping principles, and retail sales operation.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Master of Arts in historical administration, history museum studies, history, or a related field.

TO APPLY: Submit MNHS Application for Employment, (available at www.mnhs.org/jobs), cover letter, resume, and if applicable, any supplemental forms. Application materials must be complete and received by the application deadline date in order to be considered by one of the methods below:

Attn: [Fill in Job Title]
Minnesota Historical Society
345 Kellogg Boulevard West
St. Paul, MN 55102-1906

Attn: [Fill in Job Title]
Email: humanresources@mnhs.org

Attn: [Fill in Job Title]
Fax: 651-297-3343

Incomplete application materials will be returned. If submitting materials for more than one position, you must provide MNHS Application for Employment, cover letter, and resume for each position. Applicants who are offered employment will be subject to passing a background check as a condition of employment. EEO

Applications will be acknowledged
- No phone calls please -

(Posted 2/1/16)

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Image of a star EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Association of Midwest Museums, St. Louis, MO

The Executive Director (ED) of the Association of Midwest Museums (AMM) serves as the chief administrative officer of the organization, initiating and/or implementing policies and programs approved or defined by the AMM Board. The ED is responsible for the day-to-day operations. The Executive Director, working with the AMM President and Board, provides a long-range vision for the organization and executes the strategic plan for the association. The Executive Director reports to the President of the AMM board while working closely with the AMM Board and board committees. S/he must be willing to travel throughout the eight-state region, including Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Missouri and Iowa, to national museum conferences, and to Washington, DC. S/he must be a firm and enthusiastic self-starter, adept at making connections and energizing a community.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Membership
  • Builds an effective membership program that includes a variety of products, programs, and services that meet the needs of museums, museum professionals and related organizations and individuals
  • Facilitates electronic and traditional communications for members, including but not limited to newsletters, directories, job listings and other services
  • Seeks feedback from membership regarding concerns and needs
  • Provides effective and timely response to requests for information and/or assistance

Program Development
  • Develops programs to address emerging trends and best practices in the museum profession to create and enhance value for the association's membership
  • Explores opportunities to collaborate with other organizations and groups to develop programs and services to meet the needs of AMM members and the museum profession
  • Plans and executes the association's annual conference (includes selection of host city, venues, development of program, committee organization, keynote speakers, catering, audio-visual, special events, hotel room blocks, and all related contract negotiations)
  • Coordinates, creates, and refines other professional education programs, such as AMM Leadership Academy and Workshop Series
  • Works with American Alliance of Museums to coordinate AMM's participation in the annual museum Salary Survey
  • Develops other programs and services as needed
  • Manages the AMM website and the development and dissemination of the AMM quarterly newsletter
  • Represents AMM at the Council of Regions with the American Alliance of Museums

Marketing, Promotion, and Fundraising
  • Represents AMM in all business negotiations, fundraising, publicity, and professional meetings
  • Serves as the primary spokesperson for AMM
  • Assures the interests of the association are clearly advanced, taking care to foster AMM's leadership in the museum field
  • Coordinates all marketing initiatives to promote AMM and its programs and services
  • Develops partnerships and sponsor relationships that will bring sufficient support to meet budget goals
  • Coordinates AMM annual fund
  • Explores fundraising opportunities to secure funds to support AMM operations

Budget and Finances
  • Develops operating and conference budgets for Board approval
  • Oversees revenue receipts and spending; maintains accurate and timely financial accounts
  • Reports to AMM Treasurer and AMM Board on a regular basis on the status of funds and budgets; alert Board to potential problems in advance and suggests proactive solutions
  • Works with outside auditor to coordinate annual audit
  • Maintains approved internal control systems
  • Coordinates appropriate tax filings and non-profit status filings
  • Maintains insurance policies on behalf of AMM (General Liability and Officers)

Administration and Supervision
  • Oversees daily administration of the association offices and business matters
  • Executes and leads periodic review of the AMM strategic plan
  • Secures association property, including computers, office furniture, telephones, fax machines, and other equipment
  • Manages all association records, including archives (both electronic and paper)
  • Writes and disseminates annual report
  • Facilitates communications with Missouri History Museum (AMM's host institution) and assists with negotiation of agreement for office space
  • Oversees part-time and contract staff, volunteers, and interns to maintain office operations, including payroll and performance reviews

Board Relations
  • Works effectively with Board members and provides timely and useful information to the Board
  • Supports Board meetings and committee activities
  • Assists with Board recruitment, orientation and engagement

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills:
  • Strategic Planning
  • Project Management and Program Planning
  • Budget Planning and Fiscal Management
  • Strong Organization Skills and Time Management
  • Effective Communications (Written and Verbal)
  • Staff Supervision and Volunteer Management
  • Marketing and External Communications
  • Board Governance and Stewardship
  • Collaboration and Community Development
  • Resource Development and Fundraising
  • Advocacy

Training and/or Education:
B.A./B.S.degree (minimum)
Master's degree (ideal)

Experience:
Minimum of five years of managerial experience in non-profit membership organization, museum, or similar organization

Send a Letter of Intent and a CV to: Melanie Adams, AMM Board President: madams@mohistory.org

(Posted 1/29/16)

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Image of a star ASSISTANT CURATOR OF EXHIBITIONS AND EDUCATION
DePauw University — Peeler Art Center, IN

POSITION SUMMARY
Under the supervision of the Director/Curator, the Assistant Curator of Exhibitions and Education will provide comprehensive support in all aspects of curatorial work and education outreach. The successful candidate must have broad-based knowledge of Western, Asian, and ethnographic art, as well as excellent verbal, written, research, and organizational skills. In addition, the candidate shall be committed to working collaboratively with students, interns, faculty, and staff, and must be able to demonstrate the ability to work simultaneously, and effectively, on multiple projects.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Reasonable Accommodations Statement

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable Accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Essential Functions Statement(s)
  • Assisting with the conceptualization and implementation of interdisciplinary exhibitions, including budget management and tracking.
  • Researching and interpreting collections and acquisitions in preparation for exhibition and classroom teaching/use. This includes writing object labels and creating other didactics.
  • Managing the development, implementation, and evaluation of educational programming and tours for both university students/faculty and local K-12. Find creative ways to integrate the visual arts across the liberal arts curriculum.
  • Train and work with student volunteers on a variety of exhibition and collection-related tasks.
  • Training and supervising undergraduate work-study students, volunteers, and interns.
  • Aiding the director with the preparation of private and federal grant submissions.
  • Other duties will also include: sharing in general departmental administration tasks, including the maintenance of curatorial files, budgets, and correspondence; assisting with and, when requested, supervising the layout, installation, and de-installation of exhibitions and campus art (required use of power tools, power lift, ladders, etc.); assisting with the promotion of exhibitions and special programs; and other duties as assigned.

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS
Competency Statement(s)
  • Accountability — Ability to accept responsibility and account for his/her actions.
  • Analytical Skills — Ability to use thinking and reasoning to solve a problem.
  • Conceptual Thinking — Ability to think in terms of abstract ideas.
  • Delegating Responsibility — Ability to allocate authority and/or task responsibility to appropriate people.
  • Detail Oriented — Ability to pay attention to the minute details of a project or task.
  • Diversity Oriented — Ability to work effectively with people regardless of their age, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, or job type.
  • Judgment — The ability to formulate a sound decision using the available information.
  • Organized — Possessing the trait of being organized or following a systematic method of performing a task.
  • Project Management — Ability to organize and direct a project to completion.
  • Resource Management (People & Equipment) — Ability to obtain and appropriate the proper usage of equipment, facilities, materials, as well as personnel.
  • Safety Awareness — Ability to identify and correct conditions that affect employee safety.
  • Technical Aptitude — Ability to comprehend complex technical topics and specialized information.

SKILLS & ABILITIES
Education: Master's Degree in museum studies, art history, history, arts administration, or related field required

Experience: A minimum of two (2) years of experience

Computer Skills: PC and Mac familiarity is preferred; competency with museum collection databases (PastPerfect or related), Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, and Adobe Acrobat and Photoshop are required.

Other Requirements: Ability and willingness to attend ongoing continuing education in the field of museum studies, collections management, and/or arts administration as it relates to the candidate's core job responsibilities.

Other Physical Requirements
  • Vision (Near, Color, Depth)
  • Sense of Touch
  • Sense of Balance

WORK ENVIRONMENT
Normal office, museum and university campus setting.

(Posted 1/28/16)

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Image of a star PARTNERSHIP & BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER
Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center Skokie, IL

The Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center is dedicated to preserving the legacy of the Holocaust by honoring the memories of those who were lost and by teaching universal lessons that combat hatred, prejudice and indifference. The Museum fulfills its mission through the exhibition, preservation and interpretation of its collections and through education programs and initiatives that foster the promotion of human rights and the elimination of genocide.

Reporting to the Vice President of Marketing & Business Development, the Partnership and Business Development Manager is responsible for building awareness of the Museum as a world class visitor attraction and a vital cultural resource in order to bring new audiences to the Museum. The position will lead the development of the Museum's tourism, group tours, and facility rentals businesses, and cultivate innovative partnerships that leverage the Museum's initiatives to increase awareness and Museum visits.

We seek an entrepreneurial, self-starter to achieve ambitious growth goals around tourism, group tours, facilities rentals, and partnership development. The successful candidate will bring appreciation for and experience with the work of a museum coupled with a business-like and strategic approach. A self-motivated individual who can develop a vision for growing attendance, partnerships, group tours and facilitates rental is sought. In addition, the position requires an ability to proactively develop relationships in the tourism industry.

Strong understanding of strategy, relationship development and management including skills in the development of a strategic plan for growing audiences and attendance is needed. The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to move projects from strategy through execution resulting in quantifiable results from partnership and tourism initiatives. Established relationships in the local community are required. The ideal candidate will have prior experience developing innovative and creative programs presented in compelling ways to different constituencies. Qualified candidates will embrace the vision, mission, and values of the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center. A minimum of three to five years experience in partnership strategy, relationship building and programming implementation is required. Development or sales experience is strongly desired. B.S. or B.A. in marketing, communications or related field required.

Applications and nominations are being received by Noetic Search (www.noeticexsearch.com) via electronic mail at resumes@noeticexsearch.com. If interested, please submit a current resume and cover letter to the above email address.

(Posted 1/28/16)

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Image of a star MUSEUM EDUCATION INSTRUCTOR
Lake County Forest Preserves, IL

Temporary Position: 40 weeks

Hourly Rate: $9.00-$13.00/hr.

Location: Wauconda, IL

Application Deadline: Friday, February 5, 2016

SUMMARY
Areas of focus are museum education, public programming and summer camp, front desk/museum store staffing, and working with volunteers. Duties include: teaching school, scout and public programs; staffing summer camps and special events. The Education Instructor will be required to work some evenings and weekends. Additional information about the museum may be found at the website www.lakecountydiscoverymuseum.org.

EXPERIENCE
Qualified applicants should have experience working with children in an informal educational environment. This could include museums, libraries, day care, summer camp, park districts, etc. Two years of college level coursework in education, history, museum studies or related field is required. Education and communication skills necessary to plan and present education programs for large and small groups of children and adults. Must possess valid driver's license. Must be available to work one weekend day per week and some evenings.

HOW TO APPLY AND APPLICATION DEADLINES:
Interest in Forest Preserve employment can only be expressed by submitting a Forest Preserve Employment Application. Applications are accepted online at www.LCFPD.org. Applications are accepted only for posted positions.

Please visit www.LCFPD.org for more information about the Lake County Forest Preserves.

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER

Smoking is not permitted in our facilities.

(Posted 1/27/16)

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Image of a star PRODUCTION MANAGER
Taylor Studios, Inc, IL

Mother Nature's got nothing on us! We can build trees instead of growing them and fabricate landscapes that Mother Nature would be proud of! Taylor Studios, Inc is a creative, project-based company that designs and builds inspiring and educational exhibits for museums, nature centers, zoos and other clients across the country. And, we are seeking a Production Manager to keep Mother Nature in her place! The Production Manager will directly manage exhibit artists who fabricate original subject material including rock walls, ground-forms, trees, and much more! Bachelor's degree in Business Admin, Production Management, or Industrial Engineering with related management experience in a manufacturing environment is required. An entrepreneurial mindset is highly valued as are proven leadership skills that include the ability to listen, manage conflict and hold others accountable. Candidate must have a working knowledge of construction methods and business math (PL, GP, ROI, budgets and forecasts) as well as proficiency level experience using MS Outlook, Word, and Excel. Excellent time management, organizational skills, and the ability to consistently meet deadlines are essential. For consideration, send cover letter, resume, and application to Taylor Studios, Inc, 1320 Harmon Drive, Rantoul, IL, 61866 or hr@taylorstudios.com. Applications can be found on our jobs page at www.taylorstudios.com. Taylor Studios, Inc is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

(Posted 1/27/16)

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Image of a star DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT
McLean County Museum of History, IL

Reports to: Executive Director

The McLean County Museum of History, located in the Old County Courthouse in historic downtown Bloomington, IL, is one of America's premier county historical museums. The Museum's mission is rooted in education, and has built a reputation for delivering high-quality, thought provoking exhibits and programs to our growing, diverse community. The Museum is in the final stages of a successful capital campaign.

The Museum is currently seeking a full-time Director of Development to work directly with the Executive Director to cultivate and secure philanthropic support. This includes work on annual giving, major gifts, planned giving, grants, special events, and the Museum's membership program. The successful candidate would ideally begin working no later than March 21, 2016. Salary range $30,000-40,000 depending on experience.

The ideal candidate should:
  • Enjoy building personal relationships with donors and community partners who are passionate about local history and education;
  • Be able to prioritize and manage numerous ongoing projects;
  • Have excellent organizational, writing, and verbal communication skills;
  • Work effectively with a team of staff, volunteers, and the Museum Board of Directors.
  • Knowledge of the communities of McLean County
  • Enjoy asking people for financial support

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Identify funding needs and develop fundraising goals and objectives
  • Responsible for the cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of individuals, foundations and corporate donors
  • Manage direct mail solicitations
  • Research and write grant proposals
  • Create and analyze reports to evaluate donor activity
  • Research new giving trends and technology
  • Manage donor communications and collaborate with the Marketing Department
  • Prepare budgets and ensure compliance with funding source guidelines
  • Foster collaboration between Development and other Museum departments
  • Event planning and sponsor development for History Makers Gala, Cemetery Walk, etc.
  • Other related duties and responsibilities as assigned

Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree; additional fundraising certification a plus
  • 2-3 years experience in fundraising or related field
  • Basic knowledge of donor software and fundraising principles and techniques
  • Strong personal integrity and intentional follow-through
  • Available for occasional weekend/evening donor solicitations and activities
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite

Send résumé, two letters of reference and a cover letter to Executive Director Greg Koos at:

or

ATTENTION: Greg Koos
McLean County Museum of History
200 North Main Street
Bloomington, IL 61701

No phone calls please. Learn more about the Museum at www.mchistory.org.

(Posted 1/27/16)

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Image of a star AMERICORPS FELLOW: COMMUNITY OUTREACH COORDINATOR
Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum, IL

The Community Outreach Coordinator is responsible for two programs: Celebrate Peoria and the PlayHouse Explorer Program:

Celebrate Peoria
Celebrate Peoria is a monthly series dedicated to discovering and celebrating the diversity of Peoria and Central Illinois. Each month, the PlayHouse examines one of the many cultures that make up the dynamic fabric of our community.

The Community Outreach Fellow plans and implements all Celebrate Peoria events.

PlayHouse Explorer Program
The PlayHouse Explorer Program allows low-income families to visit free of charge, to become members for $10 per family per year, and to attend programs at reduced prices. This program is coordinated in partnership with community partners: local service providers who promote the program to families throughout the area.

The Community Outreach Fellow ensures that the Explorer Program runs smoothly, and evaluates program success.

In addition to these primary areas of focus, the Community Outreach Coordinator:
  • Represents and promotes the PlayHouse at local events, including East Bluff Build It Up meetings and Early Childhood Forum.
  • Attends PlayHouse staff meeting and trainings.
  • Collaborates with education staff and other staff to contribute expertise and ideas to other areas of programming and operations.
  • Reports all visitor comments, complaints, and trends to Operations Manager.

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to: Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum, 2218 N Prospect Road, Peoria, IL 61603. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled; however, we strongly encourage potential candidates to submit their application by February 5, 2016. We anticipate beginning to interview candidates in early February.

(Posted 1/27/16)

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Image of a star DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATE, SPECIAL PROJECTS
Walker Art Center, MN

DEPARTMENT: Development and Membership

COMPENSATION: Salary in 50's (dependent on experience) excellent benefit package, Walker membership and museum discount, and the opportunity to work alongside talented, dynamic people.

The Walker is currently seeking an experienced and skilled Development Associate. The primary focus for this position is to secure individual contributions and corporate grants/sponsorships that will support the Walker's corporate annual fund, programs, projects, and special initiatives.

Key responsibilities include:
  • Research, cultivate, and solicit contributions, grants, and sponsorships
  • Collaborate with curators/programmers, marketing team, and CFO to develop compelling proposals and reports
  • Manage the Producers' Council donor program and events
  • Coordinate corporate and foundation donor events
  • Manage donor acknowledgements, recognition, and benefits
  • Contribute to Foundation relations/grant writing as required
  • Oversee budget, tracking systems, and procedures

Qualifications:
  • Strong research, analytical, writing, and editing skills required. Exemplary communication and writing skills are essential in order to persuasively convey the Walker's mission and the impact of its programs to potential funders.
  • 3+ years of development experience with individual giving, corporate relations, and event planning/management experience.
  • Demonstrated project management, organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience working with budgets.
  • High degree of initiative and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and manage and prioritize multiple projects and deadlines.
  • High level of computer literacy, including familiarity with online research resources, proposal submission engines, and donor databases.
  • Preferred Experience: Familiarity with Minnesota and/or national corporate and philanthropic communities; Familiarity with Arts and Culture funders; Tessitura experience.

To Apply:
Email letter of interest, resume and salary requirement to jobs@walkerart.org.

The Walker is committed to being an inclusive workplace as well as increasing diversity in our workforce. We especially encourage applications from minority group members, women, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups and others who may contribute to further diversification of ideas. We are an EOE/AA employer dedicated to fair and inclusive employment practices for all individuals.

(Posted 1/27/16)

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Image of a star #1253 PROGRAM ASSISTANT, VOLUNTEERS & INTERNS
Minnesota Historical Society, MN

OPEN TO: This job is open to all applicants.

LOCATION: History Center, 345 Kellogg Boulevard West, St. Paul, MN 55102-1906

SALARY: $17.76 hourly minimum

STATUS & HOURS: Full-time (1,560) annual hours position. (This position is a combination of regular (1,040) annual hours and project (520) annual hours. The end date for the project hours is June 30, 2017 with renewal dependent upon funding and program need.)

CLASSIFICATION: 05L Professional

HIRING MANAGER: Volunteer Programs Manager

POSTING DATE: January 22, 2016

DEADLINE DATE: Application materials must be received by February 12, 2016.

SUPPLEMENTAL FORMS: Not required for this position.

DESCRIPTION: The Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS) seeks applicants for a Program Assistant, Volunteers & Interns to assist in implementing and coordinating the special events volunteer program, provide support to the intern program and work on specialized volunteer projects. The Program Assistant, Volunteers & Interns is responsible for developing volunteer opportunities, placing and training volunteer staff and evaluating volunteer performance. The Program Assistant, Volunteers & Interns also provides program recordkeeping, administrative support and other program assistance for the volunteer and intern programs.

RESPONSIBILITIES: 1) provide professional support and assistance for recruiting, organizing and coordinating a group of 100+ volunteers to provide customer service and events assistance for more than 340 events and 1,200 shifts to meet special events needs across MNHS; 2) track information, maintain data, prepare paperwork, create reports and provide other professional support for the intern program; 3) develop and implement volunteer recognition events and coordinate volunteer tracking; 4) provide professional support for the student scholarship program; and 5) support MNHS staff in working effectively with volunteers.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • High school diploma plus two years program experience or formalized training in human resources, social services, education, history museum or ethnic studies or equivalent OR bachelor's degree plus one year program experience or equivalent.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of volunteer and personnel management as related to screening, recruitment, selection, placement, training, scheduling, supervision, evaluation and recordkeeping of staff and volunteers.
  • Strong interpersonal and written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability for detail.
  • Demonstrated ability to be organized.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage time.
  • Demonstrated ability to learn new technology.
  • Working knowledge of Office Suite.
  • Strong computer skills including making tables, mail lists and performing mail merges, sending documents and setting-up and organizing files.
  • Experience working with a variety of software programs; able to update web sites, effectively use Facebook, Drupal, use Google and work with social media platforms.
  • Demonstrated ability to be flexible and to switch between multiple tasks.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Bachelor's degree in human resources, social services, education, history, museum or ethnic studies.
  • Experience working with Volgistics.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage large groups of volunteers for events.
  • Demonstrated ability to recruit volunteers from communities of color.
  • Demonstrated experience planning events.
  • Experience with volunteer/staff scheduling.
  • Experience working with high school, college students and retired volunteers.
  • Demonstrated experience working with staff who select, train and work with volunteers.
  • Knowledge and basic principles of organization, marketing, public relations of volunteer program.
  • Strong skills and abilities to direct the work of volunteers and resolve conflict within program area.
  • Ability to work with staff in creating an enthusiastic attitude when they work with volunteers.
  • Ability to organize groups and maintain effective working relationships with a wide variety of people.
  • Commitment to the field of volunteerism and the mission of MNHS.
  • Desire to work in a museum or cultural organization.
  • General understanding of the Minnesota Historical society and its programs, and enthusiasm for its mission.

TO APPLY: Submit MNHS Application for Employment, (available at www.mnhs.org/jobs), cover letter, resume, and if applicable, any supplemental forms. Application materials must be complete and received by the application deadline date in order to be considered by one of the methods below:

Attn: [Fill in Job Title]
Minnesota Historical Society
345 Kellogg Boulevard West
St. Paul, MN 55102-1906

Attn: [Fill in Job Title]
Email: humanresources@mnhs.org

Attn: [Fill in Job Title]
Fax: 651-297-3343

Incomplete application materials will be returned. If submitting materials for more than one position, you must provide MNHS Application for Employment, cover letter, and resume for each position. Applicants who are offered employment will be subject to passing a background check as a condition of employment. EEO

Applications will be acknowledged
- No phone calls please -

(Posted 1/27/16)

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Image of a star #1252 INTERPRETER I
Minnesota Historical Society, MN

OPEN TO: This job is open to all applicants.

LOCATION: Historic Fort Snelling

SALARY: $13.73 hourly minimum

STATUS & HOURS: Part-time, regular (520 annual hours) position. Weekly hours vary according to seasonal site needs.

CLASSIFICATION: 55L Service

HIRING MANAGER: Program Manager I

POSTING DATE: January 22, 2016

DEADLINE DATE: Application materials must be received by February 5, 2016.

SUPPLEMENTAL FORMS: REQUIRED

DESCRIPTION: The Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS) seeks applicants for an Interpreter I to provide educational and recreational services to visitors, and to assist in the operation of the Historic Fort Snelling.

RESPONSIBILITIES: 1) communicate historical information using multiple interpretive techniques; 2) receive, welcome and orient visitors to the historic site or assigned workstation; 3) conduct history workshops, tours, and programs for school groups; 4) study site-related historical materials to enhance the delivery of site's interpretive program; 5) assist in the maintenance and protection of the historic site grounds, facility and collections; 6) perform sales and admission services accurately and according to procedures; and 7) comply with Historic Sites & Museums and MNHS personnel policies and procedures as applicable.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Strong oral communications and interpretive skills and ability to listen to the public and be responsive to inquires and comments.
  • Ability and motivation to study historical reference materials, complete training programs and examination, and apply learned techniques to job related tasks.
  • Public relations skill in working with a diverse public, including children, teachers, senior citizens, and professional staff.
  • Capability and willingness to authentically portray assigned 1820s period character roles through the use of costume, grooming, mannerism and living history presentations.
  • Physical strength, stamina and coordination to perform maintenance tasks and military drill. Must be able to lift 50 lbs, walk up to five miles a day and stand for long periods.
  • Must be able to attend mandatory training days in March, April, and May; plus be able and willing to work rotating schedules or varying hours (0 - 35 per week) from April through October.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:
  • College coursework in U.S. history, education, or a related field.
  • Working knowledge of the history of Fort Snelling and military or civilian life plus demonstrated ability in successfully applying correct interpretive methods in working with the public.
  • Ability to use a variety of historic tools and equipment including: black powder firearms, fireplace cooking equipment, carpentry tools, shovels, axes, picks, sewing tools, and blacksmithing tools.
  • Basic working knowledge of proper sales, electronic cash register and accounting procedures.

TO APPLY: Submit MNHS Application for Employment, (available at www.mnhs.org/jobs), cover letter, resume, and if applicable, any supplemental forms. Application materials must be complete and received by the application deadline date in order to be considered by one of the methods below:

Attn: [Fill in Job Title]
Minnesota Historical Society
345 Kellogg Boulevard West
St. Paul, MN 55102-1906

Attn: [Fill in Job Title]
Email: humanresources@mnhs.org

Attn: [Fill in Job Title]
Fax: 651-297-3343

Incomplete application materials will be returned. If submitting materials for more than one position, you must provide MNHS Application for Employment, cover letter, and resume for each position. Applicants who are offered employment will be subject to passing a background check as a condition of employment. EEO

Applications will be acknowledged
- No phone calls please -

(Posted 1/27/16)

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Image of a star #1251 INTERPRETER I (HISTORIC SITE GUIDE)
Minnesota Historical Society, MN

OPEN TO: This job is open to all applicants.

LOCATION: Historic Forestville

SALARY: $13.73 hourly minimum

STATUS & HOURS: Part-time, regular (624 annual hours) position. Weekly hours vary according to seasonal site needs.

CLASSIFICATION: 55L Service

HIRING MANAGER: Site Supervisor

POSTING DATE: January 22, 2016

DEADLINE DATE: Application materials must be received by February 19, 2016.

SUPPLEMENTAL FORMS: REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION.

DESCRIPTION: The Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS) seeks applicants for an Interpreter I (Historic Site Guide) to conduct public tours and educational programming by educating and engaging visitors with the history of the site and assisting in its operations.

RESPONSIBILITIES: 1) interpret the historic site to educate, entertain and interact with visitors; 2) receive, welcome, and orient visitors to the assigned learning station or to the historic site grounds and facility; 3) study and master site-related historical material to enhance delivery of site interpretive program; 4) assist in retail museum gift shop operations; and 5) perform light, routine housekeeping and assist in the maintenance, development and protection of the historic site grounds, facility and collections.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Strong interpersonal and oral communication skills; and the ability to effectively deliver verbal presentations.
  • Demonstrated ability to listen to public and be responsive to inquiries and comments.
  • Demonstrated ability to master program information and present it according to interpretive or learning objectives.
  • Demonstrated ability to master and apply a wide variety of interpretive techniques.
  • Flexibility to adjust to changes in schedule and assignments.
  • Demonstrated ability to understand and carry out written and oral instructions.
  • Must be able to attend mandatory training sessions (in April) and work a varied schedule of 2-4 days/week, including weekdays, weekends and holidays from April through October.
  • Demonstrated ability to work successfully with diverse groups of people.
  • Demonstrated ability to work on a team and lead others toward a common goal.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Some college course-work in history, education or a related field.
  • Knowledge of Minnesota history and the ability to learn Forestville's and site-related history.
  • Demonstrated ability to acquire and assimilate knowledge of the history of Forestville and accurately portray village life from 1899 Minnesota through physical appearance, historical clothing, interpretive presentation and performance of historical work tasks. Tasks may include 19th century farming practices (gardening & field corps), domestic skills, (cooking on & operating a wood stove; treadle sewing machine & needlework).
  • Demonstrated ability to perform basic historical research.
  • Demonstrated ability to operate electronic equipment such as cash registers and audio-visual equipment.
  • Experience as a teacher or group leader working with children.
  • Experience with acting, storytelling or musical performance abilities that can be used in interpretive programs.

TO APPLY: Submit MNHS Application for Employment, (available at www.mnhs.org/jobs), cover letter, resume, and if applicable, any supplemental forms. Application materials must be complete and received by the application deadline date in order to be considered by one of the methods below:

Attn: [Fill in Job Title]
Minnesota Historical Society
345 Kellogg Boulevard West
St. Paul, MN 55102-1906

Attn: [Fill in Job Title]
Email: humanresources@mnhs.org

Attn: [Fill in Job Title]
Fax: 651-297-3343

Incomplete application materials will be returned. If submitting materials for more than one position, you must provide MNHS Application for Employment, cover letter, and resume for each position. Applicants who are offered employment will be subject to passing a background check as a condition of employment. EEO

Applications will be acknowledged
- No phone calls please -

(Posted 1/27/16)

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Image of a star EDUCATION COORDINATOR
South Dakota State Agricultural Heritage Museum, South Dakota State University, SD

The South Dakota State Agricultural Heritage Museum is offering an exciting career opportunity as an Education Coordinator. We are looking for a creative and innovative professional to join us as this position is an integral part of the museum team. This is a new position devoted to creating an ecology of learning that inspires a passion for the diverse history, culture, and science of agriculture in South Dakota. This is a 12 month, full-time position.

This position provides leadership and vision for the development and implementation of innovative programs, events, partnerships and educational and engagement initiatives that enhance the Museum's educational impact on the community and helps build audience. Coordinates volunteers, assists with the South Dakota National History Day program and writes grants. The Education Coordinator ensures that educational initiatives produced by the Museum on or off-site are researched and represented in accordance with the Museum's mission, policies, and procedures. This position has an integral role in developing and carrying out the interpretive plan for the museum.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Bachelor's degree in Education, History, Museum Studies, or a related field completed by date of hire;
  • Minimum of three years of related experience or a Master's degree in the identified fields will substitute for years of related experience;
  • Demonstrated organizational and project management skills;
  • Ability to communicate effectively with diverse audiences;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Demonstrated use of technology in managing and/or delivering educational programs;
  • Demonstrated ability or potential to research, develop, and deliver exciting and engaging education learning activities and programs;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the Federal and State standards as well as the 21st century skills curriculum standards;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of museum interpretation and a sound understanding of future trends in the industry;
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as part of a team.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Master's degree in Education, History, Museum Studies, or a related field;
  • Experience working in a museum;
  • Demonstrated knowledge and interest in Agriculture, especially in its history;
  • Experience with the National History Day program;
  • Demonstrated experience in developing an interpretive plan for a museum;
  • Demonstrated experience in grant writing;
  • Demonstrated event planning experience;
  • Demonstrated successful supervisory experience with volunteers and student management.

SALARY:
Commensurate with education, experience, and internal equity.

UNIVERSITY/COMMUNITY:
The South Dakota State Agricultural Heritage Museum collects, preserves, and interprets the history of agriculture and rural life in South Dakota. It has 10,000 square feet of exhibit space and has an average annual attendance of 12,000 visitors. The Museum is a department of South Dakota State University in Brookings, South Dakota. SDSU is a land grant institution and the state's largest institution of higher education with an enrollment of approximately 13,000 students. Brookings, SD is a community of approximately 22,100 near the east central border of South Dakota on Interstate 29. The city has an excellent K-12 education system, is accessible to major medical facilities, has an active cultural and social environment, and has numerous lakes and parks within driving distance. It is 50 miles north of Sioux Falls, a city of close to 150,000.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:
Position is open until filled with full consideration given to applications received by February 16, 2016.

APPLICATION PROCESS:
SDSU accepts applications through an on-line employment site. To apply, visit: https://yourfuture.sdbor.edu, search by the position title, view the job announcement, and click on "apply for this posting." The system will guide you through the electronic application form. The employment site will also require the attachment of a cover letter, which should specifically address how the candidate meets the qualifications as outlined in the advertisement; resume; and a reference page with the contact information for three professional references. Please contact SDSU Human Resources at (605) 688-4128 or HR@sdstate.edu if you require assistance with the electronic application process. Email applications will not be accepted.

SDSU actively seeks to increase social and intellectual diversity among its faculty and staff. Women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.

Any offer of employment is contingent on the university's verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or university policies, including but not limited to, a criminal background check.

For questions on the position, contact Lynn Verschoor at (605) 688-4279 or by email at Lynn.Verschoor@sdstate.edu.

South Dakota State University is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its faculty, staff and students. Women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Arrangements for accommodations required by disabilities can be made by emailing HR@sdstate.edu. SDSU prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, gender, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran's status or any other protected class in the offering of all educational programs and employment opportunities. Individuals with concerns regarding discrimination should contact: Equal Opportunity Officer/Title IX Coordinator, Human Resources, Administration 100, SDSU, Brookings, SD 57007. Phone: (605) 688-4128.

(Posted 1/19/16)

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Image of a star #1250 CAPITAL PROJECTS & SUSTAINABILITY MANAGER
Minnesota Historical Society, MN

OPEN TO: This job is open to all applicants.

LOCATION: History Center, 345 Kellogg Boulevard West, St. Paul, MN 55102-1906

SALARY: $4,396.00 monthly minimum

STATUS & HOURS: Full-time, project (2,088 annual hours) position working through June 30, 2017. Renewal dependent upon funding and program need.

CLASSIFICATION: 18K Supervisory

HIRING MANAGER: Director, Facilities & Risk Manager

POSTING DATE: January 13, 2016

DEADLINE DATE: Application materials must be received by February 11, 2016.

SUPPLEMENTAL FORMS: Not required for this position.

DESCRIPTION: The Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS) seeks applicants for a Capital Projects & Sustainability Manager to oversee the Minnesota Historical Society's institutional sustainability and capital project planning and management programs.

RESPONSIBILITIES: 1) manage the planning, development, funding, and implementation of capital projects; 2) develop institution-wide sustainability strategy and deliver projects to meet defined goals; 3) provide fiscal and personnel management to all areas of Capital Projects and Sustainability; 4) create awareness of and support for, and evaluate sustainability throughout the institution to ensure goals and outcomes are met; 5) and establish and maintain internal communications of the sustainability and capital projects programs among MNHS staff, volunteers, interns, and other stakeholders.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Bachelor's degree in environmental science, historic preservation, architecture, or related field, plus six years program experience or equivalent OR an advanced degree plus five years program experience or equivalent.
  • Ability to work with architects, consultants, contractors, and a wide variety of technicians and professionals.
  • Understanding of the Secretary of the Interior Standards for Historic Preservation, Restoration, and Rehabilitation and how to interpret these standards.
  • Familiarity with the National Park Service Preservation Briefs.
  • Demonstrated skills in supervising staff, volunteers, interns, or contractors.
  • Strong, demonstrated ability to analyze, manage and implement multiple projects.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to cultivate and maintain positive working relationships among MNHS staff, contractors, consultants, and the general public.
  • Ability to work with various groups and constituencies of various backgrounds.
  • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills to create, carry out, and track institutional environmental sustainability initiatives.
  • Demonstrated ability to track the latest research, programs, and opportunities surrounding institutional sustainability issues.
  • General knowledge of sustainability principles and the ability to develop future project opportunities.
  • Understanding of the science and technologies available to implement sustainable practices.
  • Must have valid driver's license and be willing to travel statewide.
  • Demonstrated ability to work successfully with diverse groups of people.
  • Demonstrated ability to work on a team and lead others toward a common goal.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Knowledge of the State of Minnesota financial system and its relationship to MNHS.
  • Functional expertise with MUNIS financial software.
  • Knowledge of MNHS policies and procedures.

TO APPLY: Submit MNHS Application for Employment, (available at www.mnhs.org/jobs), cover letter, resume, and if applicable, any supplemental forms. Application materials must be complete and received by the application deadline date in order to be considered by one of the methods below:

Attn: [Fill in Job Title]
Minnesota Historical Society
345 Kellogg Boulevard West
St. Paul, MN 55102-1906

Attn: [Fill in Job Title]
Email: humanresources@mnhs.org

Attn: [Fill in Job Title]
Fax: 651-297-3343

Incomplete application materials will be returned. If submitting materials for more than one position, you must provide MNHS Application for Employment, cover letter, and resume for each position. Applicants who are offered employment will be subject to passing a background check as a condition of employment. EEO

Applications will be acknowledged
- No phone calls please -

(Posted 1/18/16)

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Image of a star #1249 ACCOUNTING OPERATIONS MANAGER
Minnesota Historical Society, MN

OPEN TO: This job is open to all applicants.

LOCATION: History Center, 345 Kellogg Boulevard West, St. Paul, MN 55102-1906

SALARY: $4,919.00 monthly minimum

STATUS & HOURS: Full-time, regular (2,088 annual hours) position.

CLASSIFICATION: 21K Supervisory

HIRING MANAGER: Chief Financial Officer

POSTING DATE: January 13, 2016

DEADLINE DATE: Application materials must be received by February 4, 2016.

SUPPLEMENTAL FORMS: Not required for this position.

DESCRIPTION: The Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS) seeks applicants for an Accounting Manager to lead the accounting operations function and ensure staff commitment to high quality work completed on a timely basis, continuous process improvement, compliance with required regulations and standards and superior customer service. Responsibilities include management of daily transactional processing, recordkeeping and reconciliation, cash and fund management, policy development and implementation, reporting and analysis.

RESPONSIBILITIES: 1) develop, maintain, and manage accounting policies, internal controls, systems, processes, and procedures for timely, accurate financial reporting and record-keeping in compliance with state and federal regulations, generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and industry standards; 2) develop, implement, and maintain purchasing and contract policies, systems, processes, and procedures to optimize MNHS purchasing power and mitigate financial risk; 3) work with MNHS staff to develop and maintain efficient, accurate and timely processing of donor contributions and to ensure appropriate record-keeping and reporting for grants awarded and received; and 4) manage reporting systems including MUNIS functionality.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Bachelor's degree plus eight years program experience or equivalent OR an advanced degree plus six years program experience or equivalent.
  • Advanced knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
  • Extensive experience working with automated accounting systems.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, assign and direct the work of professional accountants, finance specialists and accounting staff.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop, revise, implement and enforce policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively understand and communicate complex, technical information verbally and in writing.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build and maintain effective work relationships with internal and external partners.
  • Demonstrated analytical and problem solving skills within a financial environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to work successfully with diverse groups of people.
  • Demonstrated ability to work on a team and lead others toward a common goal.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Knowledge of the State of Minnesota financial system and its relationship to MNHS.
  • Functional expertise with MUNIS financial software.
  • Knowledge of MNHS policies and procedures.

TO APPLY: Submit MNHS Application for Employment, (available at www.mnhs.org/jobs), cover letter, resume, and if applicable, any supplemental forms. Application materials must be complete and received by the application deadline date in order to be considered by one of the methods below:

Attn: [Fill in Job Title]
Minnesota Historical Society
345 Kellogg Boulevard West
St. Paul, MN 55102-1906

Attn: [Fill in Job Title]
Email: humanresources@mnhs.org

Attn: [Fill in Job Title]
Fax: 651-297-3343

Incomplete application materials will be returned. If submitting materials for more than one position, you must provide MNHS Application for Employment, cover letter, and resume for each position. Applicants who are offered employment will be subject to passing a background check as a condition of employment. EEO

Applications will be acknowledged
- No phone calls please -

(Posted 1/18/16)

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Image of a star ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE PAPER CONSERVATOR
Saint Louis Art Museum, MO

REPORTS TO: Head of Conservation

SUPERVISES: Conservation Technician and grant funded interns under the direction of the Head of Conservation

SPECIFICATIONS: Degree from an accredited conservation program or its equivalent and a minimum of 4 years conservation experience in paper conservation is required. Compensation will be commensurate with experience and will have a starting range in the mid-$40,000 (assistant) to mid-$60,000 (conservator) yearly with comprehensive benefits. Experience in administration and staff supervision is preferred.

JOB PURPOSE: The Saint Louis Art Museum seeks a collegial, collaborative, and energetic paper conservator to join its dynamic conservation team. SLAM's growing collection of over 14,000 works in the prints, drawings, and photography collection spans the 16th - 21st centuries with notable works by both Eastern and Western masters. An ideal candidate will have a broad and solid foundation in paper conservation treatment techniques and be capable of collaborating with other conservation staff to solve unique preservation challenges. A successful candidate will relish in the opportunity to oversee the conservation of masterworks and will possess the attention to treatment and general preservation details that such works require. The candidate will also have an excellent sense of project management and conscientious observations of deadlines. As the museum's conservator of paper, the candidate will be expected to plan, supervise, and participate in the conservation and restoration of works on paper in the collections of the Saint Louis Art Museum, as well as, advise the Museum generally on the care of these collections; and to assist in determining conservation policy for the Museum.

DUTIES, WORK PERFORMED:
Examine and appraise physical condition of the Museum's permanent collections:
  • Assess deterioration and damage, and potential complications involved in treatment.
  • Design and carry out conservation treatment in consultation with the Curator of Prints, Drawings and Photographs.
  • Provide written and photographic documentation to record condition of objects, treatments proposed, and treatments performed.
  • Recommend other Conservators outside his or her field of expertise and review their treatment proposals.
  • Advise on preventative maintenance in the Museum as a whole in the areas of environment, handling, storage, and installation.
  • Examine works on paper prior to acquisition to aid the Curatorial staff in determining their physical and aesthetic condition, as well as their authenticity.
  • Examine works requested for loan to determine suitability for travel and to document their condition, and advise the Registrar and others on any special packing and shipping considerations.
  • Supervise the technician assigned to the department of prints, drawings and photographs, and in particular, review the design and fabrication of mats and frames for the collection.
  • Advise the Registrar and Curators on the installation, storage and maintenance of works on paper in the collection.
  • Administer the Paper Conservation Lab.
  • Assist in preparing, monitoring and controlling the budget.
  • Recommend acquisition of new equipment.
  • Monitor and order conservation supplies.

SPECIAL RESPONSIBILITIES: None

The above statements of this job description describe the general duties and level of work performed by employees assigned to this position. They do not claim to describe all of the functions of this position. Employees may be assigned other duties and the essential functions may change or be changed from time to time.

Applicants to previous postings do not need to reapply to be considered. New applicants should visit www.slamcareers.org to submit their application.

(Posted 1/12/16)

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Image of a star ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE CURATOR OF AMERICAN ART
Saint Louis Art Museum, MO

REPORTS TO: Curator of American Art

SUPERVISES: Interns and Volunteers

QUALIFICATIONS:
Master's degree required; PhD strongly preferred. Previous museum experience is also strongly preferred, with a demonstrated commitment to scholarship through a record of research, publication, and exhibitions.

JOB PURPOSE:
Working with the Curator, the candidate will be responsible for shaping and developing the American art collection and exhibition programs. The candidate will research, interpret, and publish on the Museum's collection of American art, organize exhibitions, and cultivate donor relationships.

DUTIES, WORK PERFORMED:
  • Develop and oversee American art exhibitions.
  • Interpret and provide information on the American art collection including cataloging and documenting of objects, publications, lectures and docent training.
  • Assist with the growth of the American art collection, enhancing its quality through proposed acquisitions and deaccessions.
  • Assist in ongoing installation of American art collection.
  • Collaborate with curatorial and development colleagues to provide support and programming as needed for collector and patron groups.
  • Work with conservators and registrars to assure proper storage, handling, restoration and preservation of objects in the collection.
  • Assist with donor cultivation, including providing guidance to private collectors, and shepherding relationships between them and the museum.

Interested applicants should apply online at www.slamcareers.org

EOE

(Posted 1/12/16)

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Image of a star ROMARE BEARDEN GRADUATE MINORITY MUSEUM FELLOWSHIP
Saint Louis Art Museum, MO

The Saint Louis Art Museum is pleased to announce a 12-month museum fellowship that provides beginning professionals an opportunity to work throughout the Museum. The Romare Graduate Bearden Minority Fellowship, nearing its 25th anniversary, is designed to build a pool of outstanding minority professionals to work in Museums and the arts. The Bearden Fellow is fully integrated into the Museum with opportunities to work with various departments including assignments in research, program and interpretive materials development, teaching, curatorial and audience development. Specific assignments are tailored to the Fellow's skills and the Museum's needs.

QUALIFICATIONS: To be eligible for the fellowship, the applicant must have completed at least one year of graduate school by June 2016 in art history, art education, museum studies, area studies or related fields. Applicant must have good written and verbal communication skills, be able to work independently and manage multiple assignments.

The Romare Bearden Fellow will receive a salary of $33,400, full time benefits package along with moving and educational travel allowances.

Prospective Fellows must complete the on-line application at www.slamcareers.org, upload a cover letter explaining your interest in the fellowship, a resume, a writing sample in a humanities area, three letters of recommendation (academic and professional), and undergraduate and graduate transcripts (copies are acceptable). Only complete applications will be reviewed.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: FRIDAY, MARCH 18, 2016

EMPLOYMENT DATES: July 18, 2016 - July 28, 2017

Submission Address
Saint Louis Art Museum
Attn: Human Resources
One Fine Arts Drive, Forest Park
St. Louis, MO 63110-1380

Fellowship Questions:
Renee Franklin at renee.franklin@slam.org; (314) 655-5437

SAINT LOUIS ART MUSEUM IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

All successful candidates for this position will be required to submit to a criminal background check and drug test.

(Posted 1/12/16)

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Image of a star HEAD OF MULTIGENERATIONAL LEARNING
Saint Louis Art Museum, MO

The Saint Louis Art Museum is currently seeking an individual to serve as the Head of Multigenerational Learning. The successful individual will lead the development, oversight and evaluation of inclusive museum-, community- and school-based programs for youth, teens, students, teachers, families, younger and older adults. The successful individual will also develop and sustain partnership programs with organizations serving diverse communities throughout St. Louis City and County. The position reports to the Director of Learning and Engagement, and supervises Staff in Adult Learning, Youth and Family Learning, Student and Teacher Learning, Community Partnership Programs, on-call Staff, and Contract Employees.

SPECIFIC JOB DUTIES INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:
  • Working with the Director of Learning and Engagement to define and put into practice a learning philosophy for the department.
  • Shaping new and existing programs for multigenerational audiences (from the very young to older adults) to offer diverse audiences a lifetime of dynamic art-related learning experiences.
  • Assess the Museum's current programs for multigenerational audiences as well as the Museum's niche in the local and national education market, and guides staff in the development of programs that exceed the expectations of existing audiences and attract new audiences.
  • Advocate for teachers and students in the Museum; also advocating for the museum with teachers and school administrators.
  • Maintain strong cooperative relationships with and programs for area educational institutions, including public school districts, school networks and resource groups, appropriate universities and colleges of education.
  • Stay abreast of national and international trends in education, models current learning theory and practice, and mentors staff in their development as art museum educators.
  • Based on the Audience Development Plan, lead the development of sustainable onsite and community-based partnership programs with diverse community organizations.
  • Oversee Multigenerational Learning budget and supervises staff.
  • Work closely with Marketing, Membership, Development, Visitor Services, Finance, Events, Operations and Protection Services to ensure smooth, collaborative planning and successful promotion and implementation of programs.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

QUALIFICATIONS
Master's Degree in Art Education, Art History or Museum Studies and at least 5years relevant experience. Proven history of successful program development, staff supervision, and budget experience. Excellent communication skills, along with being a highly motivated self-starter, with the ability to work collaboratively and proactively with colleagues and the public.

Interested applicants must submit an application online at www.slamcareers.org

The above statements of this job description describe the general duties and level of work performed by employees assigned to this position. They do not claim to describe all of the functions of this position. Employees may be assigned other duties and the essential functions may change or be changed from time to time.

EOE

This position will remain open until filled.

(Posted 1/12/16)

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Image of a star REGISTRAR
John Michael Kohler Arts Center, WI

The John Michael Kohler Arts Center, a dynamic 100,000 sq. ft. visual and performing arts complex, located in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, seeks an experienced Museum Registrar to share the management and implementation of all incoming and outgoing loans and the maintenance and facilitation of a collection comprised of over 25,000 objects and the related artist archives.

The Registrar shares responsibility as part of the registrarial team for all aspects of registration, documentation, and temporary incoming loans, as well as, collections management of the permanent collection and; for the proper care, handling and movement of all objects as well as risk management for the collections and temporary incoming loans; for preparing and tracking expenses related to annual budget covering both temporary loans and the collection.

Responsibilities Include:

Permanent Collection:
  • Maintain and manage all aspects of collection records, including accession, deaccession, deeds of gifts, and object records.
  • Along with the collections curator; develop, update, and implement collection management policies and collection related forms as needed.
  • Oversee all aspects of handling and movement of works of art within the building and on the grounds as well as storage.
  • As assigned, assist the team in making the collections available to a broad public via the web.
  • As assigned, assist in identifying potential areas of funding for collections projects.
  • Identify objects in need of conservation and facilitate approval and funding.
  • As part of an Arts Center team, develop a comprehensive disaster preparedness and emergency response plan, as assigned.

Temporary Loans:
  • Work with the exhibitions team on planning and logistics of each temporary exhibition.
  • Work with registrarial team to assist in the development and implementation of policies and procedures to streamline and automate temporary loan information flow.
  • Manage the logistics related to the transportation of works of art to and from the Arts Center, including the gathering of preparatory information, correspondence with lenders, contracts, condition reports, packing, crating, and shipping. Plan shipping routes to take advantage of cost savings.
  • Maintain accurate records regarding lender requirements, shipping details, and courier information for each object and shipment.
  • Pack, crate, ship, and as needed courier art.
  • Identify security needs for incoming and outgoing objects and work with prepatory staff to problem solve and implement. Oversee pest management and environmental monitoring of on-site and off-site collections storage and exhibition spaces.
  • Assist with loading and unloading of art.
  • Update and keep current records regarding the value of permanent and temporary art. Report any possible claims and assist in completing appropriate paperwork.
  • Facilitate exhibition sales and notify accounting team and lenders.

EDUCATION:

Required: Bachelor's degree in Museum Studies, Art, or Art History or related field from accredited institution and 5 plus years relevant museum collections management or registration experience in working with a permanent collection and temporary loans.

Skills and Knowledge
  • Excellent project management skills
  • High level of written and oral communication skills
  • Negotiation skills
  • Ability to asses risk and communicate options
  • Accuracy and attention to details
  • Ability to be flexible, communicative, and work collaboratively in a team environment
  • Excellent knowledge of conservation/preservation practices
  • Experience and knowledge of collections management software
  • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office suite
  • Familiarity with social media tools and digital image management
  • Experience in proper packing and crating methods
  • Knowledge of proper art handling

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
  • Good physical condition and able to safely lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Ability to lift and carry items while walking, and climbing stairs
  • Flexible work schedule, ability to work long hours as necessary
  • Must be able to work some evening and weekends as necessary

Send cover letter, résumé, and professional references to:
John Michael Kohler Arts Center
Human Resources, 608 New York Avenue, Sheboygan, WI 53081
Or email atritz@jmkac.org.
EEO www.jmkac.org

(Posted 1/5/16)

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Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, IL

The Museum of Science and Industry seeks an individual with strong management experience for the position of Manager Guest Experiences. This role is responsible for co-leadings the Guest Experiences team in a positive, solution-focused, collaborative manner. He/she develops guest engagement strategies and overall management of Facilitator programs. Candidates for this position should have superior analytical and written/verbal communications skills with attention to detail, and possess exceptional professional judgment. Previous team management, project management, and science experience is required.

For full job description and instructions on how to apply, please visit: http://www.msichicago.org/about-the-museum/jobs/opportunities/

(Posted 1/1/16)

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Image of a star MANAGER OF GUEST EXPERIENCES
Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, IL

The Museum of Science and Industry seeks an individual with strong management experience for the position of Manager Guest Experiences. This role is responsible for co-leadings the Guest Experiences team in a positive, solution-focused, collaborative manner. He/she develops guest engagement strategies and overall management of Facilitator programs. Candidates for this position should have superior analytical and written/verbal communications skills with attention to detail, and possess exceptional professional judgment. Previous team management, project management, and science experience is required.

For full job description and instructions on how to apply, please visit: http://www.msichicago.org/about-the-museum/jobs/opportunities/

(Posted 1/1/16)

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McKay Lodge Conservation Laboratory, Inc., Oberlin, OH

McKay Lodge Conservation Laboratory, Inc. of Oberlin, Ohio is soliciting applications for the new position of Conservation Projects Manager for the company. The company has had a very successful and busy 25 years providing diverse professional art and architectural conservation services. The company operates large facilities registered as The Ohio Conservation Center, consisting of three purpose-built buildings on a 50 acre farm located four miles from the college town of Oberlin.

Substantial growth in the past few years in demands on the company for its services is driving the need to break out many duties currently performed by the company president and other employees and consolidate them into the duties of a full-time, assisting management staff member.

This position will handle project registrations, document creations, documents organization, digital images organization, computer/physical filing, some scheduling, monitoring of projects' approvals and deadlines; condition survey information management; and some client relations. The manager will proof-read conservators' draft writings and will prepare treatment proposals, treatment reports, news reports and other documents including qualifications statements, bid compilations and communications documents from information provided by the conservators.

Minimum qualifications for the position include: ability to write clearly, compellingly and in effectively organized ways with perfect English grammar; the capability of creating complexly formatted, sometimes lengthy Microsoft Word documents with sophisticated and visually clear hierarchical structuring of content and headings; capabilities in creating simple graphics and incorporating graphics and digital images into documents with exceptional visual appeal; experience in information management and full capability with Microsoft Excel; basic acquaintance with database structuring; knowledge of the history of art, art materials and art techniques; basic familiarity with the ethics, technical terminology, materials and procedures used in the conservation of sculpture, paintings, and art or documents on paper; excellent facility with computers, printers and other peripheral machines. The successful candidate shall hold an undergraduate or graduate degree in conservation, art history, other humanities, technical or scientific fields.

Also desired but not required is experience and capability with Microsoft Access relational databases and, additionally, capabilities in MS Access relational database development through Visual Basic programming. Applicants with additional capabilities in the graphic and document applications of Adobe Creative Suite will be considered favorably.

Applications should include a letter of interest and curriculum vitae. Applications will be accepted only in hard copy sent to President, McKay Lodge Conservation Laboratory, Inc., 10915 Pyle-South Amherst Rd., Oberlin, OH 44074. Questions only may be emailed to mckaylodge@gmail.com. The position will remain open until filled. Salary shall be competitively commensurate with experience and capabilities. Suitable applicants will be requested to submit examples of written documents (redacted as necessary) and interviewed via telephone. Finalist will be brought to the company for interviews and to provide the finalist applicants an opportunity to get familiar with the facilities, staff and the area. It is anticipated that the selection of candidates for the initial telephone interviews will be made by March 31, 2016. For information on the company visit www.mckaylodge.com. McKay Lodge Conservation Laboratory, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

(Posted 12/21/15)

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Missouri History Museum, MO

Position Type:
Part -time, Non Exempt (Hourly)
16 base hours

Purpose of Position
  • Ensure the efficient operation of the Accounts Payable functions related to the Soldiers Memorial project.
  • Verify invoices account coding, proper approvals and schedules payment dates.
  • Ensure the integrity of the general ledger information by verifying, recording, posting, and reconciling accounts.
  • Assist with the monthly accounting close, annual budget, and annual audit as directed.
  • Prepare IRS Forms 1096 and 1099 Miscellaneous reporting.
  • Assist Management with special projects and financial analysis related to Soldiers Memorial as necessary.

Role and Responsibilities
  • Contribute to an environment that fosters teamwork, effective communication and responsiveness.
  • Ensure the efficient operation of the Accounts Payable functions.
  • Monitor compliance with GAAP, Institution's policies, and policies of funding agencies.
  • Perform monthly, quarterly, and annual closing activities.
  • Assist in preparing monthly, quarterly, and/or annual financial statements, including regulatory and governing body reports as applicable.
  • Perform account reconciliations and analyses.
  • Maintain monitoring tools to identify systemic root causes related to general ledger issues.
  • Maintain current written desk top procedures.
  • Prepare journal entries related to the various areas in support of month end closing.
  • Process all invoices for payment of purchased goods and services; gather and coordinate information from vendors and staff to insure prompt and correct payments. Match invoices with purchase orders.
  • Review invoices for proper approval, discounts, sales tax exemptions and payment dates. Verify the mathematical accuracy of the invoice. Review and assigns general ledger account coding as appropriate. Review vendor information for accuracy and assigns new vendor numbers when appropriate. Reconcile vendor statements against invoices and resolves billing discrepancies.
  • Approve all requests for payment. Forwards approved invoices to appropriate Management for review and final payment approval.
  • Receive all company invoices and determine which invoices need to be sent to the various departments for approval and which can be handled through the Purchase Order System.
  • Manage the purchase order receipts and enter into the Purchase Order System. Match up purchase orders with invoices, packing slips, and receipts and processes for payment.
  • Reconcile the Soldiers Memorial operating account bank statement.
  • Obtain and maintain IRS Form 1099 vendor information. Prepare year-end issuance of IRS Form 1099 Miscellaneous forms.
  • Perform other appropriate duties as assigned.

Education Requirements and Other Desired Attributes
  • Veteran is highly desired.
  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting preferred.
  • In depth experience and knowledge of accounting principles/theories (GAAP, FASB) highly desired.
  • Not-For-Profit Accounting experience is highly desired.

Additional Qualification Skills
  • Knowledge and experience with integrated accounting systems for general ledger.
  • Knowledge of Blackbaud Financial Edge and Raisers Edge desired.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Excel. Intermediate to advanced experience with MS Word and MS Outlook or similar programs.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Ability to prioritize, effectively handle multiple projects concurrently.
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines, work extended hours during accounting close, audit periods and other critical times.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, with both internal and external customers
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of company information.
  • Must be detail oriented in a rapidly changing business environment.

Formal Policy Setting Responsibilities
The employee is formally responsible for making recommendations for management review and approval.

Formal Supervisory Responsibilities
The employee is not formally responsible for supervising staff.

The above statements describe the job's essential responsibilities and requirements. They are not an exhaustive list of the duties that may be assigned to job incumbents.

Please submit letter of interest/resume and application to: hradmin@mohistory.org

Resumes may also be forwarded to:
Missouri History Museum
PO Box 11940
St. Louis, MO 63112-0040

An Equal Opportunity Employer

(Posted 12/21/15)

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Image of a star EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR (F/T)
Minnesota Marine Art Museum, MN

Overview
The Executive Director leads all facets one of the most unique and significant mid-sized art museums in the Midwest, in one of the most beautiful and livable small cities in the region. Thanks to strong relationships with prolific collecting partners, MMAM collections highlights include numerous historically significant masterworks. Thanks to a talented and knowledgeable staff, the Museum also has a dynamic and well supported roster of temporary exhibitions and educational programs for all ages are presented each year.

Education and Experience
  • Bachelor's Degree required
  • Master's Degree preferred in Nonprofit Management, Art History or related field
  • 4+ years of demonstrated success in Museum leadership
  • 3+ years of fundraising experience

Salary and Benefits
The salary is competitive and a generous benefit package is available, including a retirement plan, dental insurance, and health insurance package with 80% premium contribution from the Museum.

Responsibilities include but not limited to:

(20%) Artistic, Educational and Strategic Leadership:
  • Work with curatorial staff, living artists, lenders and the community to plan a dynamic roster of contemporary and historical temporary exhibitions in 3 galleries
  • Work with Curator/Facility Manager and collecting partners to ensure an inspiring and safe exhibition of permanent and long-term loan objects on display
  • Work with Curator/Facility Manager to ensure safety of collections objects in storage
  • Work with Curator of Education to plan regular and special educational programs
  • Work with Curator of Education, Museum Operations Associate, and the community to plan and implement community outreach programs
  • Implement Strategic Plan and ensure quantitative and qualitative evaluation measures of operating success

(20%) Marketing:
  • Create marketing plans and implement marketing vehicles to drive web and foot traffic
  • Maintain E-News and ensure Museum website management

(20%) HR and Board Relations:
  • Manage a dedicated staff of 5.5 FTE
  • Serve on each of the Museum's 5 Board Committees and as a non-voting member of the Board of Directors
  • Organize and energize Board engagement
  • Ensure implementation of best practices and approved policies and procedures across the organization

(30%) Fundraising:
  • Work with Administrative Assistant to write letters and implement cohesive and regular membership and annual giving engagement
  • Write grants to and maintain relationships with granters including the Minnesota State Arts Board, Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council, family foundations and others
  • Maintain relationships with major donors and collecting partners
  • Plan and implement fundraisers and unveiling events
  • Envision initiatives and projects to engage new granters

(10%) Financial Management
  • Work with accountants to ensure timely and accurate monthly financials, annual audit, and 990 processing
  • Ensure effective financial management and resource allocation along with communication across staff and Board

Position open until filled with talented and qualified finalist.

For full job description, community information and organizational profile, visit:
http://www.mmam.org/Employment

(Posted 12/17/15)

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William Butterworth Foundation, Moline, IL

Applications are being accepted for the new position of Director of Operations & Administration for the William Butterworth Foundation in Moline, IL. This position is full-time, salaried-exempt, and reports to and works closely with the Executive Director in the areas of operation and preservation of four historical buildings and accompanying grounds, leadership for a management team and staff, community engagement with other organizations and diverse populations, and all areas of administration. Review of applications begins January 15, 2016. For a complete description and instructions for applying, go to: http://www.butterworthcenter.com/assets/director-of-operations.pdf.

(Posted 12/17/15)

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Image of a star ASSISTANT, ASSOCIATE, OR FULL PROFESSOR OF TEXTILE HISTORY/MATERIAL CULTURE
University of Wisconsin — Madison, WI

Position Vacancy Listing, PVL # 84426

Working Title: Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor of Textile History/Material Culture

Official Title: PROFESSOR, ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, or ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

Degree and area of specialization: A Ph.D. degree in Material Culture, Design History, Art History, Textile History, Costume history or a relevant field with a focus on history of textiles and/or history of fashion, and experience within the broader field of material culture studies.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:
For Assistant Professor: Completed PhD, and 3 years in a tenure track faculty position, including successful publishing in academic peer-reviewed journals.

For Associate Professor: A minimum of 1 year at the associate professor level with tenure in a peer institution, along with a strong research and publication record to meet standards of UW-Madison Divisional Committee for tenure.

For Full Professor: A minimum of 1 year at the full professor level with tenure, along with a strong research and publication record.

Principal duties: The School of Human Ecology seeks an established scholar within material culture studies with depth in the history of textiles and history of fashion to join the faculty of the Department of Design Studies. The position is a 9 month, full time tenure track position at the level of Assistant Professor, or tenured position at Associate or Full Professor levels. This position may lead to an endowed chair position for a qualified candidate.

The individual will serve as faculty director and coordinator of activities between the department and the Center currently anchored by the Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection and the Ruth Davis Design Gallery. As such, the successful candidate will be expected to work collaboratively with the Textile Collection and Design Gallery within the School and in partnerships in the broader campus in the area of material culture studies. The Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection contains approximately 13,000 objects. You can view over 9,000 of these objects online by searching the University's Digital Collection. Objects in the collection span the globe and centuries, from archaeological textiles to mid-century American textiles. https://sohe.wisc.edu/research-development/textile-collection/digital-collection

The successful candidate will contribute to the research, teaching and outreach missions of the Department of Design Studies in the broad area of material culture by teaching courses that enrich and support the studio design programs within the department. The Department of Design Studies is inherently interdisciplinary with strong undergraduate and graduate programs in studio design, with faculty who are committed to the rich, innovative interactions that rise from the intersections between research and studio creativity and real-world issues. The department is currently working in Ghana, Kenya, Mexico, Ecuador, and China; one project is seeking to enrich the health and wellbeing of women and communities via the incorporation of high quality product design and innovative marketing with microenterprise and health initiatives. Closer to home, the department collaborates closely with other school majors such as Retailing and Civil Society and Community Studies.

The position is open to an individual firmly grounded in the history of textiles and the history of fashion with an established record of publication and active research. The individual will be committed to an integrated, interdisciplinary approach to humanistic study and scholarship in his or her work. In this approach, the physical object is not passively reflecting a culture but is an active agent participating in broader social and cultural events within which it is embedded.

The individual will benefit from the considerable resources unique to a research institution, designed to enhance scholarly work and teaching. Faculty generally teach two classes each semester on both graduate and undergraduate levels, and guide graduate and undergraduate research. Specific courses that need to be taught are History of Textiles and History of Fashion. Other potential courses include a graduate seminar course in the individual's area of expertise, an upper level multidisciplinary course in an area of interest/expertise and relevant to the school's mission, and a course in exhibition development based on the resources of the textile collection and gallery. The successful candidate will have the ability to work with students not only from Design Studies but other allied majors such as Retailing and Consumer Behavior within the school. The candidate will also participate in program development, and provide broader service to the School and University, as well as provide stewardship to donors who support the program and the endowed position.

Additional Information:
  • Candidates must have effective oral and written communication skills, demonstrated ability to attract extramural funding and a documented record of publication in peer-reviewed journals.
  • The Ph.D. degree must be in a relevant field with a focus on history of textiles and/or history of fashion, and experience within the broader field of material culture studies.
  • Candidate must have teaching, research and scholarship experience in the area of textiles within material culture at or equivalent to mid-level assistant professor or higher.
  • Candidate must demonstrate evidence of experience and/or interest in working with collections.
  • Candidate must demonstrate ability and experience in communicating with a diverse and broad audience such as students, scholars, designers, artists, industry leaders, scientists and potential donors.

THE SCHOOL OF HUMAN ECOLOGY: The mission of the School of Human Ecology is to understand the complex relationships and interdependence among individuals, groups and families, and to focus on quality-of-life issues through research, creative innovation, education, and outreach. The School has four academic departments (Consumer Science, Civil Society and Community Studies, Design Studies, and Human Development & Family Studies) with a collective undergraduate enrollment of 900 students, and 100 graduate students.

THE UNIVERSITY: The University of Wisconsin-Madison has a strong reputation as a research university, ranking as one of the top ten universities in America in every survey of scholarly reputation conducted since 1990. It is a land-grant institution with an enrollment of about 40,000 students. The university has excellent computer and library resources. Madison (pop. 223,000) is the state capital with the culture of a large urban area and the comfort of a small city. See http://wisc.edu

A criminal background check will be conducted prior to hiring.

Full Time Salary Rate: Negotiable
Term: ACADEMIC (9 months)
Appointment percent: 100%
Anticipated begin date: MARCH 02, 2016
Number of Positions: 1

TO ENSURE CONSIDERATION
Application must be received by: FEBRUARY 26, 2016

HOW TO APPLY:
Materials should be emailed as a PDF file to the attention of Roberto Rengel, Chair of Design Studies to the email: caps@sohe.wisc.edu with the PVL number 84426 in the subject line. A cover letter, 3 representative publications and a detailed curriculum vitae (CV) is required. The CV should include a complete list of publications, as well as research and teaching statements describing how the applicant's research and teaching goals fit the position description. Those applicants wishing to be considered for a tenure-track, assistant professor position should also provide three letters of reference. Applicants wishing to be considered for a tenured appointment should state so clearly in their cover letter and provide names and contact information for three references.

Applications will be reviewed beginning December 14, 2015. Position will remain open until filled.

Please direct questions about the position to:
Professor Roberto Rengel
Chair, Department of Design Studies
Phone: 608.265.5209
Email: rjrengel@wisc.edu

Unless confidentiality is requested in writing, information regarding applicants and nominees must be released upon request. Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality.

Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information.)

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability you can find information about how to make a request at the following website: http://www.oed.wisc.edu/478.htm

NOTE: Please indicate in writing if you request that your identity be kept confidential. If you do not indicate your preference to remain confidential, the University may be required to disclose your identify and/or application materials. The identity of finalists and successful candidates will be revealed upon request. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

UW-Madison is required by law to request data from applicants for employment in order to monitor its recruitment and selection practices. In order for us to meet this federal reporting requirement, please go to http://www.oed.wisc.edu/reports-and-forms.htm to fill out the Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability Form and the Applicant Self-Identification Form for Protected Veterans. Please reference the Position Vacancy Number when uploading your completed forms. Completing these forms is voluntary and your responses will be kept confidential and is not considered as part of the hiring criteria.

UW-Madison is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

(Posted 12/11/15)

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Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, IL

The Museum of Science and Industry seeks an engaging, guest-focused individual for a Floor Development Facilitator II position. The Facilitator II will work to engage diverse guests with scientific exhibit content in a fun, positive, inclusive and educational manner. They will provide compelling and personalized experiences throughout the Museum. Responsibilities also include assisting with trainings, tracking and recording frequently asked questions, leading VIP tours and specialized experiences, and assisting with daily operations for the Floor Development and Specialized Experiences teams.

(Posted 12/11/15)

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Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, IL

The Museum of Science and Industry seeks a guest-focused individual with project management and education experience for a Floor Development Coordinator position. The Floor Development Coordinator will coordinate, develop, and deliver education-based presentations, current news demonstrations, activities, events and other guest experiences. These experiences are developed for MSI guests, community groups, and school audiences. Responsibilities also include training staff on program content, monitoring floor programming for quality, collaborating with the Guest Experiences team to determine program operations, and assisting with specialized experiences and VIP tours.

(Posted 12/11/15)

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Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, IL

The Museum of Science and Industry seeks an individual with supervisory experience for a Senior Coordinator position. The Senior Coordinator of Guest Experiences leads a diverse team of Facilitators delivering live science experiences, exhibit engagement and tours throughout the Museum. This individual is a proactive leader and creative problem-solver with strong teamwork, collaboration and communication skills. Responsibilities include onboarding new staff, and training Facilitators with ongoing coaching and professional development. The Senior Coordinator leads their team using positive management strategies, and ensures daily operations run smoothly.

(Posted 12/11/15)

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State Historical Society of North Dakota, ND

The State Historical Society of ND (SHSND) seeks an accomplished and creative Museum Division Director as we venture into the operations of our 97,000 s.f. expansion. The expansion has created four exhibition galleries, numerous additional exhibit opportunities in the North Dakota Heritage Center and State Museum. The agency also manages ten state historic site museums or interpretive centers across the state providing outreach opportunities on the landscape where history happened. Statewide interpretive programs are a key ingredient in heritage tourism initiatives.

As we moved through the expansion process a new interpretive plan evolved that focused our history on adaptive, innovative and inspirational stories, events, and people layered through the chronological approach that covered 600 million years of history. We are committed to moving into the next decade with an eye on the past, the pulse of the present, and a view to the future. The museum division director has an opportunity to enhance these efforts creating an enthusiasm for the state's history by younger audiences to lifelong learners.

The Governors Gallery, a 5,000 s.f. temporary and traveling exhibition space, is a new program and holds enormous opportunities for this agency and our visitors. Leading an innovative team to evolve this space in new directions is a core responsibility of this position.

State-of-the-art collections storage facilities are housed within this facility. We feature our extensive collections in the long term and temporary galleries. The artifact collections, in partnership with the archival, archaeological and paleontological collections, provide extensive interpretive opportunities and collecting initiatives.

The museum division director oversees the administrative operations, strategic planning and implementation of the exhibition and artifact collecting programs, and is a team member in agency strategic planning and legislative activity. In a leadership role this position develops and supports opportunities with our Foundation. The division director has opportunities to implement new initiatives, create additional partnerships with businesses, organizations and institutions within the state, region, and internationally. Mentoring colleagues in the field is a responsibility of our outreach efforts. Working collaboratively with agency divisions has great potential. As the state historical society the State Archives, State Historic Preservation Office, archaeology and paleo labs, and the education, exhibition, field services and communications operations are all under one roof, an enormous resource for developing exhibits, programs and collecting initiatives.

The successful candidate will possess an infectious enthusiasm for our mission to identify, preserve, interpret, and promote the heritage of North Dakota and its people. Experience in managing museum related operations and leadership skills are critical. This position reports to the agency director and holds institution-wide responsibilities.

To review the Summary of Work, Minimum Qualifications, Employment Benefits, and access an application form please go to: www.nd.gov/hrms/jobs/announcements.asp; Job ID 3004987.

(Posted 12/10/15)

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Haggerty Museum of Art, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI

Position Overview
The registrar implements the Haggerty's Strategic Plan, Collection Development Plan and Collection Management Plan as they relate to acquisition, documentation, management and access/disposition of artwork owned, loaned and exhibited by the Haggerty Museum of Art in collaboration with the director, associate curator and head preparator. The registrar position ensures continuity of collections care and implements the highest stewardship standards for the museum's collections and exhibitions.

Duties and Responsibilities
  1. Maintains legal documentation, accession records (ownership, provenance, value, condition, copyright, movement/location, exhibition history, conservation treatment, and images) and historic archives for all objects in the care of the museum.
  2. Manages the collections database system, ensures that standards for data entry are maintained and arranges for system upgrades. Develops and maintains collections website module.
  3. Processes loan requests from other institutions as well as requests for reproduction of images of works in the permanent collection.
  4. Coordinates outside services as needed including conservation, packing, crating and shipping.
  5. Photographs or arranges for photography of works in the permanent collection and on loan/exhibition. Manages image files for collection and exhibitions.
  6. Oversees collection management by monitoring storage, security, and location of objects; maintains best practices for handling and movement of art objects; assists with the movement of artwork as needed.
  7. Organizes and administers surveys of the collection to verify location and condition of works.
  8. Reviews and updates Collection Management Policies and Procedures in response to planning and evaluation efforts and reports.
  9. Initiates and implements Collection Emergency and Recovery Plan in conjunction with the director and Marquette University Risk Management.
  10. Works with Risk Management to ensure appropriate permanent collection and exhibition coverage and to process insurance claims.
  11. Assists with grant proposals/applications; implements and tracks grant-funded initiatives.
  12. Assists the curator of collections and exhibitions and the preparator with the installation and deinstallation of temporary exhibitions.
  13. Supervises volunteers and interns.
  14. Perform other duties and responsibilities as required, assigned, or requested.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
B.A. in art history, museum studies, library science or related subject required. Three-year minimum assistant registrar, registrar or related experience preferred. Expertise in collection management procedures and current museum registration methods. Practical knowledge of object/art handling and storage techniques. Knowledge of shipping (national and international) standards and practices. Expertise in museum digitization processes and storage/retrieval of data. Knowledge of MuseumPlus or other digital asset management software. Proficient in Microsoft Office. Familiarity with AdobeCS. Strong organizational/problem-solving skills; detail oriented; skilled in organizing work and managing time with ability to complete tasks requiring accuracy and attention to detail. Strong written and verbal skills. Ability to facilitate and implement logistics and define related expenses for planning. Ability to analyze and assess risk and communicate options. Knowledge of legal and ethical issues related to collections management. Ability to work independently and as a team member; excellent interpersonal skills with ability to manage complex situations with agility, flexibility, and professional courtesy and discretion. Ability to travel and and/or work extended hours as needed. Ability to engage in significant physical activity.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
M.A. preferred. Experience working across academic departments and administrative units in a university setting preferred. Management experience preferred.

(Posted 12/10/15)

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The History Museum, IN

Immediate Supervisor: Registrar

Salary & Benefits: Middle $20s/year plus benefits eligible. Full-Time 40/hrs week.

Job Summary: The Assistant Registrar will support the Registrar in the recordkeeping, care, and handling of The History Museum's permanent collection, coordination of logistical and administrative arrangements related to incoming/outgoing loans and acquisitions, and the planning and installation of all exhibitions.

Responsibilities: The Assistant Registrar is charged with the following areas for the collections of the Northern Indiana Historical Society:
  • Manages collections database:
    • Enter, correct, and update data and images in PastPerfect, including value, exhibition history, publications, conservation, copyright, provenance, description, location, loan history, condition reports, measurements, insurance, etc.
    • Track the movements of all works in the museum's care, including the permanent collection, acquisitions, temporary loans, and related materials.
    • Assist with individual/departmental needs by generating reports/lists (value, location, new accession, image, etc.) from the collections database when necessary.
    • Perform periodic inventories of the permanent collection and update records.
  • Loans and temporary exhibitions:
    • Assist Registrar with creating and maintaining incoming and outgoing loan forms.
    • Assist as needed with installation and de-installation of gallery exhibitions and permanent collection installations, painting and preparation of galleries, and packing/crating of artifacts with adherence to professional handling and display standards.
    • Create condition reports for incoming and outgoing objects.
  • Permanent collection care:
    • Answer general questions about the collection for the public.
    • Assist Registrar in implementation and maintenance of proper storage management systems.
    • Assist with handling and numbering of artifacts.
  • Assist with other aspects of registration as needed, including the preparation of materials for meetings of the museum's collections committee.
  • Creating and maintaining orderly systems for the management of collections in keeping with best standards of the museum field and the American Alliance of Museums.
  • Supervising, numbering, cataloging, and storing of the museum's collection.
  • Assist Registrar with coordinating all aspects of borrowing and lending objects.
  • Integrating the museum's paper file information on its collection into the PastPerfect museum software database.
  • Providing catalog information on the collection to print or other media.
  • Assist Registrar and Deputy Executive Director regarding the insurance of the collections.

Required Skills and Education
  • BA in History, Public History, Museum Studies, Arts Administration, or related field.
  • Two or more years of registration or comparable experience in a museum setting with significant experience in automated collections records management and cataloging.
  • PastPerfect Museum Software familiarity preferred but not required.
  • Above average written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated computer literacy in word processing, database management, and imaging applications.
    • Excellent organizational and time management skills, accuracy and attention to detail.
    • Strong interpersonal skills.
    • Knowledge of professional standards in the handling, movement, and care of art objects.
  • Solid work ethic, collaborative spirit, and a sense of humor.
  • Good computer skills.
  • Ability to work some evenings and weekends.
  • Ability to pass background check and drug test

Physical Requirements:
  • Must be able to lift and carry delicate and awkward items weighing up to 50 lbs.
  • Requires intermittent standing, walking, sitting, squatting, stretching, and bending throughout the workday.
  • Must be able to see and hear, or use prosthetics that will enable these senses to function adequately to assure that the requirements of this position can be fully met.

Apply:
In order to apply for the position of Assistant Registrar, e-mail your most current résumé along with a cover letter to:

Brandon J. Anderson, Deputy Executive Director
banderson@historymuseumSB.org.
Phone calls and drop-ins will not be accepted.

(Posted 12/9/15)

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Taylor Studios, Inc, IL

Know anyone who can build a tree instead of grow one? Or fabricate a landscape instead of relying on Mother Nature? Send them our way, because at Taylor Studios that's what we do. Taylor Studios designs and builds inspiring and educational exhibits for museums, nature centers, zoos and other clients, and we are seeking a skilled artist to join our award winning team to fabricate original subject material including rock walls, ground-forms, trees, and much more! General carpentry, sculpting, fiberglass, painting and welding skills are required. Excellent time management skills and attention to detail are essential. Candidate must be willing to travel 4-8 weeks a year to install exhibits in locations across the country. For consideration, send cover letter, resume, application and portfolio to Taylor Studios, Inc, 1320 Harmon Drive, Rantoul, IL, 61866 or hr@taylorstudios.com. Applications can be found on our jobs page at www.taylorstudios.com. Taylor Studios, Inc is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

(Posted 12/8/15)

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Midway Village Museum, IL

Midway Village Museum (www.midwayvillage.com) seeks Museum Educator to develop and lead education programs. The right person will have the vision and professionalism to provide historical and living history programs, maximize opportunities for project based learning and bring training in 21st century skills to children, families and adults in the Rockford community. Masters degree preferred; Bachelors degree in education, history or related field required. Two to three years of experience preferred. Send resume to Curator of Collections, Education and Exhibits, Midway Village Museum, 6799 Guilford Road, Rockford, IL 61107 or to laura@midwayvillage.com. No phone calls please.

(Posted 12/8/15)

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Image of a star EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, ABRAHAM LINCOLN PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum (ALPLM), IL

Description of Organization:

Mission Statement:
The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum interprets the life and times of our nation's greatest president and its relevance to modern America: it fosters scholarship, preserves the documentary and visual history of Illinois and supports historical literacy through an ambitious agenda of changing exhibits, theatrical performances, conferences, lectures, educational programs and on-line content.

The ALPLM is the world's leading museum and library dedicated to the life and presidency of Abraham Lincoln, America's 16th president. When it opened in 2005, the museum quickly became known for the ground-breaking nature of its exhibits and innovations in historical story-telling.

Along with its focus on Lincoln, the museum also hosts exhibits on related topics, including the American Presidency, politics, and Illinois and American history.

In addition to a crowd-pleasing museum that has earned 5/5 stars on the TripAdvisor website, the ALPLM houses a scholarly library dedicated to both Abraham Lincoln and Illinois history. The Library is 126 years old and is the former Illinois State Historical Library. It is the repository of the world's largest collection of pre-presidential, Lincoln-related documents as well as artifacts, maps, manuscripts, newspapers, diaries, video footage, sheet music, photographs, oral histories and published materials. The library houses thirteen million books, documents and artifacts on eight miles of linear shelving. These include over 1,500 documents written in Lincoln's own hand, among them the Gettysburg Address, and over 500 newspapers preserved on over 90,000 reels of microfilm.

The ALPLM has a private 501c3 foundation which is the principal fundraising body for the ALPLM. It supports the educational and cultural programming of the ALPLM, fosters Lincoln scholarship through the acquisition and publication of documentary materials relating to Lincoln and his era, and promotes a greater appreciation of history through exhibits, conferences, publications, online services, and other activities designed to promote historical literacy.

The museum is owned and operated by the State of Illinois and therefore falls under state personnel and procurement rules.

Attendance at the museum increased by 8.4% between 2014 and 2015. By the end of September 2015, attendance totaled 249,230. Campus attendance should hit approximately 300,000 by the end of the year. The museum anticipates its four millionth visitor at the end of 2015 or early 2016.

The FY15 operating budget for the ALPLM was $14.75 million.

The museum and library are housed in three buildings, one each for the museum, library and a visitor center in a historic train station in Lincoln's adult home, Springfield, Illinois. The museum boasts 46,000 square feet of permanent exhibit space and 3,500 square feet of temporary exhibit space.

Duties and Responsibilities:
The director will:
  • Provide leadership and administration of the ALPLM, implementing best practices as espoused by the American Alliance of Museums and the American Library Association.
  • Oversee the creation and implementation of a new strategic plan for the institution.
  • Work hand-in-glove with the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation to raise funds for acquisitions, operations and a long-term endowment.
  • Ensure that the museum continues to lead in innovative, attractive and educational exhibits and programming and that the library continues to be a valuable resource to scholars and the general public.
  • Develop new marketing efforts to attract new visitors and supporters.
  • Increase revenue from admissions, onsite sales, programs and new endeavors.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with other national and international museums, history-related organizations, governmental departments, representatives of state and federal agencies, and the general public.

Desired Qualifications:
The ideal candidate will possess many of the following qualifications:
  • Significant museum management experience or experience running a complex public service institution such as a university, presidential library or major cultural institution.
  • Lincoln or American history expertise preferred, as demonstrated by public history experience, or published articles and books.
  • Demonstrated success in large dollar fundraising.
  • Demonstrated success increasing attendance and organizational memberships.
  • Expertise in educational programming.
  • Desire and ability to contribute to the cultural and civic life in Central Illinois.

Location:
Springfield, Illinois

Interested candidates should email a resume and cover letter to david.wu@illinois.gov

(Posted 11/25/15)

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Image of a star VISITOR EXPERIENCE SPECIALIST (2 PART-TIME POSITIONS AVAILABLE)
Ruth Mott Foundation, Flint, MI

The Ruth Mott Foundation based in Flint, Michigan, is a non-profit philanthropic organization offering grants and programs that serve the Greater Flint community. The Foundation operates Applewood: The Charles Stewart Mott Estate, to demonstrate and support its mission.

Job Purpose: Helps to coordinate all aspects of the Visitor Experience at Applewood including, but not limited to, house and garden tours, exhibits, book sales, information requests, field trips, programs and events. Provides exceptional customer service to all visitors, volunteers and staff.

Primary Duties:
  • Help coordinate Ruth Mott Foundation's participatory educational programs, tours, exhibits and events that make use of the Mott family's legacy and support the Foundation's mission, vision, and values at Applewood.
  • Support Foundation and community needs and engage the public in meaningful ways.
  • Help maintain visitor experience related resources and supplies.
  • Learn and employ new and existing visitor experience and educational models in facilitating tours, programs and events for all visitors including students, teachers, groups, children and families.
  • Facilitate tours of Applewood and educational programs based on provided trainings and research of the collections and Mott family legacy to ensure accurate and inspiring interpretive programming.
  • Assist in trainings for volunteers in visitor experience related procedures.
  • Assist in trainings on interpretation of the collections and Mott family legacy to staff, volunteers and teachers/community group leaders.
  • Completes other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:
  • High school diploma required. Preferred college degree programs include: Museum Studies, Education, Anthropology, History, Art History, Arts Administration and Library Science.
  • Prior museum or teaching experience preferred.
  • Experience with computer programs such as Microsoft Office Suite
  • Excellent customer service skills required.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with individuals from all sectors of the community and a commitment to diversity and inclusion.
  • Ability to respect, cooperate and work well with management, staff, Mott family members and public and to be appropriately discreet about the Mott family collection.
  • Ability to be flexible, accurate and detail-oriented.
  • Ability to lift and carry boxes weighing up to 40 pounds and to climb stairs. Tolerance of working outdoors the majority of the time. Ability to stand and walk for long periods of time.

Ruth Mott Foundation recruits team members that are as economically, culturally and ethnically diverse as the community we serve. We are committed to diversity and inclusion in all its forms, including but not limited to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, height, weight, marital status, sexual orientation, protected genetic information, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

To Apply: Email resume to Resumes@ruthmott.org or mail to Sheryl Johnston, Ruth Mott Foundation, 111 E. Court Street, Suite 3C, Flint, MI, 48502, by December 4th. Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled.

(Posted 11/23/15)

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Image of a star EDUCATION & EVENTS COORDINATOR (FULL TIME)
Ruth Mott Foundation, Flint, MI

The Ruth Mott Foundation based in Flint, Michigan, is a non-profit philanthropic organization offering grants and programs that serve the Greater Flint community. The Foundation operates Applewood: The Charles Stewart Mott Estate, to demonstrate and support its mission.

Job Purpose: To coordinate the design, development, implementation and evaluation of foundation educational programs and events at the Applewood estate and in the community, working with other foundation departments as well as community partners.

Primary Duties:
  • Develops, organizes, implements and evaluates programs and events that align with the strategies of the Foundation including themes around Mott family legacy, Flint and food/farming while also demonstrating the Foundation's values with particular emphasis on diversity and inclusion.
  • Research new and existing visitor experience and educational models as well as teaching standards for use of historic resources in programs and events.
  • Research audience needs and expectations for students, teachers, groups, children and families.
  • Research the collections and Mott family legacy to ensure accurate and inspiring interpretive programming.
  • Develop and maintain educational program curriculum, resources and supplies.
  • Provide training on programs and interpretation of the collections and Mott family legacy to staff, volunteers and teachers/community group leaders.
  • Deliver education programs, tours and activities.
  • Help coordinate guided and self-guided visitor experiences for the public.
  • Assist on site with field trip programs, web-based education, teacher workshops, education publications, and public programming.
  • Creates and fosters relationships with schools, Flint residents, organizations and businesses to develop partnerships, processes and programs that are culturally competent and address community needs.
  • Identifies strategic opportunities and connections between the Foundation and the community that enhance program effectiveness.
  • Travel to Flint-area schools and organizations to facilitate programs through pre and post visit activities.
  • Works closely with volunteer, communications, collections and estate staff to assure coordinated program delivery and effective stewardship of Foundation resources, including the protection and preservation of Applewood's historic resources.
  • Provides reports and presentations at foundation, community, regional and national forums.
  • Assists with convenings, facilitation of community meetings, projects and foundation-wide initiatives as needed.
  • Participate in awareness and offsite events.
  • Provides technical support to grantees and community partners as needed.
  • Provides supervision to the Education and Events Assistant, interns and volunteers
  • Completes other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree required. Preferred degree programs include: Museum Studies, Education, Anthropology, History, Art History, Arts Administration and Library Science or related field.
  • Minimum two years museum and/or teaching experience required.
  • Research, analytical, organizational, computer and writing skills required.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, desktop publishing and web applications.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with individuals from all sectors of the community and a commitment to diversity and inclusion.
  • Ability to be appropriately discreet about the Mott family collection.
  • Ability to be flexible, accurate and detail-oriented.
  • Experience in event planning preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability for critical thinking, independent judgment and creative problem solving.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and tight deadlines with efficiency and accuracy.
  • Valid driver's license.
  • Ability to lift and carry boxes weighing up to 50 pounds and to climb stairs. Tolerance of dust and mildew (protective gear provided). Ability to sit at a computer monitor for long periods of time.

Ruth Mott Foundation recruits team members that are as economically, culturally and ethnically diverse as the community we serve. We are committed to diversity and inclusion in all its forms, including but not limited to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, height, weight, marital status, sexual orientation, protected genetic information, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

To Apply: Email resume to Resumes@ruthmott.org or mail to Sheryl Johnston, Ruth Mott Foundation, 111 E. Court Street, Suite 3C, Flint, MI, 48502, by December 4th. Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled.

(Posted 11/23/15)

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Image of a star COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT (FULL TIME)
Ruth Mott Foundation, Flint, MI

The Ruth Mott Foundation based in Flint, Michigan, is a non-profit philanthropic organization offering grants and programs that serve the Greater Flint community. The Foundation operates Applewood: The Charles Stewart Mott Estate, to demonstrate and support its mission.

Job Purpose: Assists Director of Collections & Education with preservation actions, collections and records management, patron assistance and exhibit support. Provides clerical support and performs routine data entry. Work location is at Applewood: The Charles Stewart Mott Estate.

Primary Duties:
  • Assists in the coordination of research of collections and archives and, using PastPerfect museum software, researches, retrieves and responds to staff, family and community requests for information, or photographs. Records reference use.
  • Moves collections and tracks their location in collections management database.
  • Assists in inventories of collections and collections records management.
  • Assists with preservation actions including monitoring, documenting and mitigating risks to collections.
  • Assists in the storage and display of collections.
  • Assists in monitoring of contractors working in house or around collections.
  • Provides general tour programming and event support as needed.
  • Answers incoming Applewood phone calls and provides general information to callers or forwards calls to appropriate staff member.
  • Provides general clerical support to the department including filing, supply ordering and mailings. Picks up and delivers items to downtown office.
  • Completes other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:
  • Minimum of an Associate's degree with classes in library science, museum studies, history or art history.
  • Work generally requires three months archives, museum or library-related experience.
  • Analytical, organizational, computer and writing skills required, including experience with Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to respect, cooperate and work well with management, staff, Mott family members and public and to be appropriately discreet about the Mott family collection.
  • Ability to be flexible, accurate and detail-oriented.
  • Ability to lift and carry boxes weighing up to 40 pounds and to climb stairs. Tolerance of dust and mildew (protective gear provided). Ability to sit at a computer monitor for long periods of time.

Ruth Mott Foundation recruits team members that are as economically, culturally and ethnically diverse as the community we serve. We are committed to diversity and inclusion in all its forms, including but not limited to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, height, weight, marital status, sexual orientation, protected genetic information, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

To Apply: Email resume to Resumes@ruthmott.org or mail to Sheryl Johnston, Ruth Mott Foundation, 111 E. Court Street, Suite 3C, Flint, MI, 48502, by December 11th. Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled.

(Posted 11/23/15)

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John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI

The John Michael Kohler Arts Center, a contemporary visual and performing arts complex in Sheboygan, WI, seeks an experienced Art Museum Educator.

Position Summary
Under the supervision of the Senior Manager of Public Programing, the Art Museum Educator is responsible for collaborating with the Education Department in the development, implementation, and evaluation of the Arts Center's educational programming relating to exhibitions; the collections; Wandering Wisconsin; Arts/Industry; performing arts, and other aspects of the Arts Center, as well as an understanding of the arts in general; and for the supervision of education interns, volunteer docents, and independent contractors related to that responsibility. Works with Arts Center staff to create a holistic curriculum for the Arts Center and develops and implements innovative strategies to increase audiences and promotes the Arts Center's important role as an educational resource, both for a local, regional and a national community.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Work with Education Department to develop, execute, and document a proven external-marketable education model for the Arts Center. Research, plan, develop, and oversee the implementation of programming to reach various age levels, backgrounds, and educational levels.

Facilitate cross-departmental collaboration by working closely with exhibition staff, community arts, performing arts staff, and other programming staff.

Lead the development of and write curriculum for Arts Center programming including Artist Environments, Wandering Wisconsin, current exhibitions, collections, gallery interpretives and other programming.

Oversee training, evaluation, and strategic development of the docent program. Work with Volunteer Coordinator on recruitment of volunteer docents. Coordinate regular briefings of the exhibitions, and other means of stimulating and preparing docents in regard to tour content and tour techniques.

Develop teacher resources and experiences, as well as other initiatives with schools and other targeted constituencies.

Collaborate with education staff and supervise interns, independent contractors, and volunteers.

In conjunction with the Advancement Department, research and write grants for new programming and staff.

With Education Department and Public Programs evaluate and set an evaluation system for education programming and in conjunction with Marketing and Development to evaluate visitors' experiences in the exhibitions and other programming.

Work with Arts Center Marketing staff to promote all education programming including writing copy for collateral.

Be actively involved in local, state, and national professional art education associations that will enrich the Arts Center's education program.

Work with community groups, organizations, school systems, and others to increase awareness of the institution as an educational resource.

Prepare, administer, and monitor the education budget as assigned in conjunction with the Education Department, Senior Manager of Public Programs, Deputy Directors and Director.

Oversee administrative duties as assigned; learn and utilize Tessitura and Volgistics database systems.

Accepting additional duties as assigned and based on the needs of the Arts Center.

Qualifications

Education and/or Experience
BFA or MFA in Studio Art, BA or MA in Arts or Museum Education (masters preferred); minimum 5 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience in museum education, arts education, art history, or studio art.

Skills
  • Knowledge of studio art processes, art history, art and museum education theory
  • Experience with docent/training programs, such as VTS or other programs, desired
  • Ability to write copy, speeches, articles, and more that conform to prescribed style and format
  • Skilled at effectively presenting information to public groups
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret financial reports
  • Proficient with Excel and Word processing software
  • Utilize social media and online resources to promote Arts Center programming
  • Willingness to learn and utilize database systems

Send cover letter, resume and references to: John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Manager-Human Resources, 608 New York Avenue, Sheboygan, WI 53081.

(Posted 11/17/15)

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Image of a star INTERPRETATION, TICKET SALES, AND GROUNDS/MAINTENANCE. SUMMER SEASONAL POSITIONS AVAILABLE AT MACKINAC STATE HISTORIC PARKS ON MACKINAC ISLAND AND IN MACKINAW CITY, MICHIGAN FOR 2016
Mackinac State Historic Parks, MI

Mackinac State Historic Parks, Michigan — Fort Mackinac, Colonial Michilimackinac, Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse and Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park have full-time summer seasonal positions available for the upcoming 2016 season. Positions include Historic Interpreters, Naturalist, Adventure Tour Guides, Grounds/Maintenance, Guest Services Representatives, Exhibit Cleaner, Exhibit Preparator, Archaeology Crew, Airport Aide, Grounds Crew and more! Low cost dormitory housing at approximately $96 a month is available, pay starts at $8.50 to $11.00 / hour, 40 hours/week. Positions start in early May or early June and work through Labor Day (or later). For more information or to print an application to apply, please visit our web page at www.MackinacParks.com, and go to the employment section under other info. call 231-436-4100, or E-mail FEGANK@michigan.gov for further information. EOE

(Posted 11/17/15)

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Image of a star ADMINISTRATOR, PROGRAMS AND OUTREACH
Wisconsin Historical Society, WI

Job Announcement Code(s): 15-03929

County(ies): Dane

Classification Title / JAC: INDEF AGENCY APPT-20.923(4) ESG 3 15-03929

Job Working Title: Administrator Office of Programs and Outreach

Type of Employment: Full Time (40 hrs/week)

Salary: Pay range starts at $70,428; actual rate of pay shall be determined based upon qualifications and experience. This position has excellent state benefits. This is a non-represented position in pay schedule and range 90-03. This is an indefinite appointment; the incumbent serves at the discretion of the Director of the Wisconsin Historical Society.

Contact: Brian L. Schroeder, Human Resources Specialist, 608/264-6409, BrianL.Schroeder@wisconsinhistory.org

Bargaining Unit: Non-Represented

Area of Competition: Open

Deadline to Apply: Open; Complete applications received electronically by Wednesday, December 9, 2015 will be guaranteed consideration.

Exam Information: Exam cannot be previewed.

The Wisconsin Historical Society seeks an innovative leader and dynamic manager to be the Administrator of the newly created Office of Programs and Outreach.

Founded in 1846, the Wisconsin Historical Society is a self-governing Agency of the State of Wisconsin. The Society is headquartered on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

The Society administers twelve historic sites and museums throughout the state including the Wisconsin Historical Museum on the Capitol Square in Madison. For additional information about the Wisconsin Historical Society, please see: www.wisconsinhistory.org.

Job Duties:
For a copy of the position description, please see Administrator. The Administrator of the Office of Programs and Outreach holds primary responsibility for the day-to-day management and operation of this newly created Programs and Outreach Office which consolidates the Society's Field Services unit serving statewide affiliates, the Education Department, and the Wisconsin Historical Society Press. This position supervises the Press Director, Field Services staff, and the Education Director. The incumbent will develop and execute a comprehensive, audience-focused guiding vision and strategy for the delivery of public and educational programs and services Society-wide, and from locations throughout the State. The incumbent also is chiefly responsible for the implementation of related components of the FY2016-2019 strategic plan. Through example, empowerment and management style, the incumbent shall inculcate in this new Office a pervasive action-centered, team-based approach to Office functions. The Administrator of the Office of Programs and Outreach serves on the Society's Management Team. This position works under the direction and supervision of the Society's Chief Operating Officer.

Special Notes:
A criminal background check will be conducted prior to an offer of employment to determine if the circumstances of any conviction may be related to the job. Verification of academic degrees will be conducted prior to an offer of employment.

Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Master of Arts degree or equivalent in Education, History, Museum Studies or related field plus a minimum of eight years of relevant paid professional experience; or a Bachelor's degree in Education, History, Museum Studies or related field plus a minimum of ten years of relevant paid professional experience.
  • Five years of program and personnel management experience, preferably in an education or museum environment.
  • Superior leadership skills including a demonstrated ability to articulate a compelling vision, empower and lead, build team cohesion, and elicit team and organizational loyalty.
  • Superior organizational and personnel management skills including a demonstrated ability to work proactively and engagingly with peers, supervisors and staff to induce strong team and individual performance, execute planning objectives, and to foster professional growth and opportunity among team members.
  • Sound financial management skills including a demonstrated ability to develop budgets and to track, adjust, and report performance.
  • Superior communication skills including effective public speaking.
  • Superior current knowledge of education theory and educational curriculum; current knowledge of education technologies and best practices in museum education preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to research, develop, execute and evaluate education programs and materials. Demonstrated commitment to broadening program and service audiences to specifically include under-represented populations.
  • Broad knowledge of US history; knowledge of Wisconsin history preferred.
  • Experience building and growing mutually-beneficial partnerships; experience working with schools and education community partners preferred.
  • Ability to independently travel throughout Wisconsin and nationally as necessary.

How To Apply:
Please submit electronically a cover letter addressing qualifications for this position, a resume, and five professional references (references will not be contacted without prior permission). Submit to: BrianL.Schroeder@wisconsinhistory.org

Questions may be directed to:
Brian Schroeder, Human Resources Specialist
Wisconsin Historical Society
816 State Street
Madison, WI 53706-1482
Telephone 608/264-6409
BrianL.Schroeder@wisconsinhistory.org

Complete applications received electronically by Wednesday, December 9, 2015 will be guaranteed consideration. Materials will be evaluated and the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process.

The Wisconsin Historical Society is an equal opportunity employer.

(Posted 11/9/15)

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Image of a star ASSOCIATE DEAN, LEARNING AND RESEARCH, ROD LIBRARY
University of Northern Iowa, IA

The University of Northern Iowa's Rod Library seeks a collaborative, visionary individual to serve as its new Associate Dean, Learning and Research. The person in this position will provide leadership and strategic direction for the library's Learning and Research Division, which includes information literacy instruction, outreach, reference, the library's liaison program, the Learning Commons, as well as the library's unique resource collections: Fine and Performing Arts, UNI Museum, Special Collections and University Archives and Youth. For qualifications, as well as application information, please visit http://jobs.uni.edu. Pre-employment background checks are required. Applications received by November 30, 2015, will be given full consideration. UNI actively seeks to enhance diversity and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The University encourages applications from persons of color, women, individuals living with disabilities, and protected veterans. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, creed, disability, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal and/or state law.

UNI is a smoke-free campus.

(Posted 11/6/15)

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Image of a star VICE PRESIDENT OF DEVELOPMENT
The Children's Museum of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN

Summary:
Founded in 1925, The Children's Museum of Indianapolis is a nonprofit institution committed to creating extraordinary family learning experiences that have the power to transform the lives of children and families. Visitors can explore the physical and natural sciences, history, world cultures, the arts, see how dinosaurs lived 65 million years ago in Dinosphere: Now You're In Their World®, experience Dale Chihuly's Fireworks Of Glass, and examine children's impact in shaping history in The Power Of Children: Making A Difference.

The Museum recently was the recipient of the National Medal for Museum and Library Service—the nation's highest honor for museum service to the community. The Museum has also been named one of the Top Most-Visited Museums in North America according to Global Attractions Attendance Report Museum Index, The Best Family Museum in the USA by the Readers of USA Today/10 Best, one of the Top Workplaces in Indiana by the Indianapolis Star and was recently honored by the Indiana Society of Chicago Foundation as one of Indiana's outstanding organizations.

The Children's Museum of Indianapolis hosts more than 1.2M visitors each year and is the world's largest children's museum. With an annual operating budget of $30M and an endowment valued over $310M, the Museum is one of the top economic drivers for the city, state, and region. The Museum's 472,000 square foot facility rests on a 29-acre campus located just north of downtown Indianapolis and is the home to 11 major galleries for permanent and temporary exhibits with over 120,000 artifacts and specimens.

For more information, visit: www.childrensmuseum.org.

The Opportunity:
The Children's Museum of Indianapolis seeks an experienced executive to serve as its Vice President of Development, providing strategic and operational leadership for its philanthropic initiatives. The Vice President of Development will join the Museum's Executive Team at an exciting time, as the Museum is actively engaged in the execution of an ambitious strategic plan. The Museum has launched the $69M Extraordinary Transformations Campaign to increase visitor engagement and strengthen support for several major exhibit and infrastructure projects within the strategic plan.

The Vice President will partner with Dr. Jeffrey Patchen, President & CEO, and work closely with senior staff and Trustees to increase philanthropic support and sustain it at a level that will enable the Museum to continue to achieve its mission and vision. Reporting directly to the President & CEO, the Vice President of Development will provide leadership and strategic oversight for the Museum's comprehensive fund development program to continue to build annual support and to ensure the success of the campaign as well as cultivate, solicit, and steward transformational gifts to further secure the Museum's future.

The Vice President is responsible for leading the Museum's annual, capital, and endowment fund development efforts to secure financial and in-kind support from key donors and prospects at the local, regional, national, and international levels. The incumbent will have oversight responsibility of the fund development function and will provide leadership in the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of high-end major individual, corporate, and foundation gifts, as well as public/government funding sources.

Collaborating closely with the President & CEO, the Vice President will implement a comprehensive and multifaceted donor-communication and stewardship strategy ensuring donor satisfaction. As the Museum is currently undergoing an organization-wide technology shift to new customer relationship management solutions, the Vice President will lead the Development Team in leveraging these tools to increase fundraising opportunities. The Vice President will work closely with the President & CEO to forecast the Museum's potential development revenue capabilities and project strategic long-range fund development plans and specific strategies to successfully secure these resources. S/he will have strong working relationships with Trustees and Executive Team colleagues.

The following are the specific responsibilities, activities, and duties of the position:
  • Spends approximately 60% of time cultivating high-end individual, corporate, and foundation donors and prospects; manages a portfolio of 50+ prospects and donors, with primary responsibility for cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding these relationships using a high level of visibility.
  • Creates, implements, and refines a Museum-wide action plan for identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding major donors and prospects that allows the Development Team to actively achieve the strategic initiatives set forth in annual, capital, and endowment campaigns, along with any informal campaign plans.
  • Effectively staffs the President & CEO in his role as chief fundraiser for the Museum, matching the President & CEO with the Museum's top donors and prospects in an appropriate strategy for engaging these donors and prospects in the Museum's mission and vision.
  • Provides strong leadership to Development Team staff, ensuring that individual responsibilities are well-defined and communicated while also encouraging a team environment. Identifies and mentors key Museum staff as development resources in presenting their areas of expertise to donors. As needed, identifies underperforming members of the Development Team staff and designs corrective strategies including corrective action plans, exit strategies, and terminations.
  • In collaboration with the President & CEO, works closely with the Board of Trustees, Executive Team, and Campaign leadership to identify funding priorities in order to plan and implement comprehensive campaign strategies and accomplish team goals. Establishes a communications plan to keep the Executive Team and Board of Trustees current on fundraising strategies, activity, and results.
  • Creates, implements, and refines audience development plans for acquiring, renewing, and upgrading donors and prospects with and through the Museum's new customer relationship management (CRM) tools.
  • In collaboration with the Vice President of Marketing and External Relations, oversees the development of a comprehensive portfolio of communication materials for donor identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship support.
  • Conducts business-related travel, both locally and nationally, as needed.

Candidate Profile:
The Vice President of Development will be a bold thinker and a strategic, yet "hands-on" executor, who will establish and lead a best-in-class development program. S/he will be results-oriented with exceptional strengths in communication and relationship-building. S/he will have earned a reputation for effectiveness in partnering with a CEO and senior management team, and will be able to guide and lead through others. The Vice President of Development will have significant and proven leadership and management experience in a complex organization with multiple internal and external constituencies.

The ideal candidate will have the following personal competencies and characteristics:

Expertise in Development: The Vice President of Development will be an experienced leader in the field of development with a measurable track record of success. S/he will have demonstrated expertise in the cultivation, solicitation, and closing of high-end six- and seven-figure gifts tied to a multi-year fundraising strategy, with particular focus on capital campaigns. To succeed with her/his responsibilities, s/he will flourish in a diverse and high-achieving environment and will be energized by the prospect of leading the Development Team, designing and implementing processes, and integrating best practices. S/he will have a strong data and analysis orientation and a proven ability to use metrics to drive development decisions and achieve strategic objectives.

Relationship-building and Communication: The Vice President of Development will be skilled at building and sustaining excellent relationships at multiple levels and with varied constituencies including individuals, key volunteers, administrative colleagues, donors, and volunteers. S/he will be a confident and articulate communicator with the ability to work fluidly across all levels. The Vice President of Development will have an inspirational approach to building collaboration and buy-in and generating support from stakeholders. S/he will be a charismatic, high-energy leader who can talk with anyone and successfully convey the Children's Museum's objectives to express the mission and fund-raising goals with clarity, passion and persuasion. As a proactive communicator, s/he will engage with the President & CEO, Trustees, and the Executive Team regularly for collaborative planning and implementation.

Executing for Results: This leader will be skilled at upholding the Museum's reputation for high performance and accountability for results. S/he will effectively lead performance-driven staff and volunteer teams that will combine innovation and fresh ideas alongside quality execution. S/he will be committed to development leadership with a broad knowledge of institutional advancement, major gift identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship. Management skills will be leveraged to get the right team in place, nurture and retain high performers/high potential, and make adjustments to remove low-performers in a timely manner.

Passion for the Mission: The Vice President of Development will have a passion for creating extraordinary learning experiences for children and families. S/he will work to continually innovate, helping the Museum expand its brand and reach. A desire to be a part of the continued articulation and growth of the Museum's mission and goals is imperative. The Vice President of Development will treat others with respect and be an individual of unquestioned integrity, ethics, and values; someone who can be trusted without reservation. S/he will have a personal style that is polished, collaborative, and decisive, as well as a sense of humor and perspective in his/her work.

A bachelor's degree in fund development, business, education or related field is required; master's degree is strongly preferred. The Vice President of Development will have at least eight years of fundraising/advancement experience with at least five years of management experience.

Contact:
Koya Leadership Partners has been exclusively retained for this search. This search is being led by Alison P. Ranney and Melissa Madzel.

To express your interest in this role, please email Alison and Melissa directly at mmadzel@koyapartners.com. All inquiries and discussions will be considered strictly confidential.

The Children's Museum of Indianapolis is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from people of color, persons with disabilities, women and LGBT applicants.

About Koya Leadership Partners:
Koya Leadership Partners is a national retained executive search and human capital consulting firm that works exclusively with nonprofits and social enterprises. We deliver measurable results, finding exceptionally talented people who truly fit the unique culture of our client organizations and ensuring that organizations have the resources and strategies to support them. For more information about Koya Leadership Partners, visit www.koyapartners.com.

(Posted 11/5/15)

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Indiana University Art Museum, Bloomington, IN

Responsibilities:
Indiana University Art Museum's Editor is responsible for editing all museum publications, both print and electronic, including calendars, brochures, press/news releases, advertisements, website, and exhibition catalogs and labels for content, style, and format. Specifically, the editor:
  • Copy edits and proofreads all proofs and galleys; and coordinates and oversees online publishing projects.
  • Coordinates with designer, photographer, and author(s) the planning and production of all publications for the art museum, including determining production schedules and assembling of illustrations and other supplemental materials.
  • Confers with curators, other museum staff, and outside authors to advise on formats and styles; and resolves questions arising from editing of their work.
  • Writes press releases and articles, funding proposals, and other materials as needed; and collaborates with publishers and distributors to coordinate joint projects.
  • Updates the museum's website to reflect current and upcoming activities, and formats and prints all gallery labels. Develops and maintains distribution network for Art Museum publications, including museum exchange program; and maintains the museum's publications inventory.

Qualifications:
Required: Bachelor's degree in a humanities field and two years editing experience with an art-related publication and some electronic publishing, InDesign software, and publications process. Must be detail oriented, and able to work under strong deadline pressure, both independently and as part of a production team. Excellent writing, editing, and proofreading skills; basic knowledge of art history; strong design knowledge and knowledge of Microsoft Word.

Preferred: Bachelor's degree in Art History and two years editing experience, preferably with an art-related publication; and some familiarity with electronic publishing, InDesign software, and publications process.

Salary range: $30,000-$39,000 annually. This is a fulltime professional position.

Indiana University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status. This institution is also a provider of ADA services.

Applications accepted online only: go to http://www.iu.edu/~uhrs/jobs/index.html The job number is 15439. Applications accepted until December 3, 2015, or until position is filled.

(Posted 11/4/15)

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Image of a star MANAGER OF CHILDREN'S DISCOVERY MUSEUM
Children's Discovery Museum, IL

SALARY: $59,203.00 - $80,770.00 Annually
OPENING DATE: 10/20/15
CLOSING DATE: 11/09/15 05:00 PM

JOB DESCRIPTION:
The starting salary for this position is $59,203.00 to $80,770.00 depending upon qualifications; the full salary range for this position is $59,203.00 to $94,152.00.

Children's Discovery Museum
The Children's Discovery Museum operates as a Division of the Town's Parks and Recreation Department. The mission of the Museum is to inspire the love of learning through the power of play. Through programming, hands-on exhibits and positive interaction, the Museum builds confidence and fosters creativity in today's youth, enhances critical thinking, communication and collaboration skills in tomorrow's workforce, and inspires a more innovative approach for educating the future. The Museum is a destination not only for local families but for visitors throughout the country! Adjacent to Amtrak and Illinois State University, the Museum offers a unique opportunity for travelers, students, educators and community visitors. Please visit the (website) for additional information about the museum.

Parks and Recreation Department
The Parks and Recreation Department is one of the most active departments in the Town of Normal. Programs and facilities managed by the Department are of the highest quality. In addition to the Children's Discovery Museum, the Department also manages the historic Normal Theater, Ironwood Golf Course, 17 parks encompassing over 700 acres of parkland, the Community Activity Center, outdoor aquatic centers, a 10 field softball complex, and a multi-use recreational trail. This department also provides a well-rounded selection of programs and classes for youth, adults and special populations.

DUTIES/ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
  • Plans and manages the business operations of the Children's Discovery Museum. Screens, interviews and recommends applicants for positions.
  • Prioritizes and assigns, monitors and controls the work of the museum staff. Selects and recommends staff training, supervises, reviews and conducts training as needed.
  • Conducts performance evaluations on staff and performs all duties associated with supervising professional, skilled and semi-skilled staff.
  • Supervises the development and construction of museum exhibits and educational programming.
  • Develops and submits division budget, monitors and controls budget expenditures.
  • Facilities long and short range planning for the Museum operation.
  • Reviews and recommends revenue strategies, business operation strategies and expenses to ensure sustainable operations, working closely with the Assistant Director of Business Operations and Recreation.
  • Assists with coordinating the fundraising activities defined by the Museum Foundation and Town that support the museum operations. Writes, seeks out, lobbies for, and administers, private, state and federal grants.
  • Establishes the museum's operational policies and procedures and ensures compliance.
  • Ensures a successful volunteer program.
  • Promotes the museum through planned advertising, mailings, community appearances, presentations, and other media as appropriate.
  • Partners with other Divisions and Departments as well as other community stakeholders to promote the Museum, its programs, activities and opportunities.
  • Resolves various operational problems as they arise, including customer service issues, staff problems and any other issues that may affect the Museum, the Department or the Town.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITIES:
  • Considerable skill in writing proposals and grants for submission to state or federal agencies, or individual, corporate, or foundation donors.
  • Skill in the use of personal computers and the Microsoft Office Suite and the ability to recommend and learn new technologies to support operational efficiencies.
  • Considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of successful customer service, business operations and/or museum management.
  • Working knowledge of educational programs and exhibits attractive to patrons of youth museums.
  • Considerable skill in interpersonal relations, oral and written communication, building teamwork, and developing successful organizational structures.
  • Thorough understanding of community relations, educational experiences, donor development, event planning, tourism and business strategies that support long-term operations of a Children's Museum.
  • Exceptional ability to implement strategies that successfully align with the Museum's short- and long-term strategic plan.
  • Considerable ability to develop positive and effective relationships with Museum stakeholders, including patrons, donors, municipal officials, peers, staff, volunteers and the community.
  • Ability to effectively select, train, supervise, and manage employees.
  • Ability to effectively promote the museum and positively influence fundraising efforts.

DESIRABLE TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor's or Master's degree in business management, museum sciences, education, parks and recreation administration, tourism or a related field, thorough experience in managing an educational, business or service operation and progressively responsible experience in a supervisory capacity; or any other combination of training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT:
www.normal.org

MANAGER OF CHILDREN'S DISCOVERY MUSEUM
11 Uptown Circle
Normal, IL 61761
309-454-9502

The Town of Normal is an equal opportunity employer.

(Posted 10/27/15)

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Image of a star MAJOR GIFT OFFICER
Indianapolis Museum of Art, IN

IMA JOB POSTING! IMA JOB POSTING! IMA JOB POSTING! IMA JOB POSTING!

A competitive salary is offered for all positions and a generous benefits package for full-time positions. To apply, please send your resume to: ATTN: Human Resources — 4000 Michigan Road; Indianapolis, IN 46208, e-mail to hr@imamuseum.org, or fax to 317-920-2655. No phone calls, please. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Department: Development
Reports To: Director of Major Gifts

SUMMARY
The IMA Major Gift Officer will build strong, meaningful and successful relationships with current and prospect major and planned gift donors to the IMA, leading to a substantive increase in philanthropic support for IMA operations and programs. The IMA Major Gift Officer will work closely with the IMA curatorial and senior leadership and volunteer leadership to effectively identify, engage, solicit and steward donors at the level of $50,000 and greater, with an emphasis on planned giving.

The Major Gift Officer will be a valued member of an advancement team for one of the country's leading public arts institutions. This position offers exciting opportunities for the successful candidate to identify sustainable ways to grow support and make a significant impact on the future of the IMA.

Founded in 1883, the Indianapolis Museum of Art serves the creative interests of its communities by fostering exploration of art, design, and the natural environment. Over the last 130 years, the IMA has built a solid reputation regionally and nationally for artistic excellence, and is poised to assume a position of prominence as a museum on the leading edge of innovative practices in audience engagement and programming. With a deep commitment to Indianapolis and a strong vision for the future, the IMA is an institution on the move.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS include the following:
  1. Manage a portfolio of approximately 125 to 150 donors and high net worth individuals, averaging 20 substantive visits per month.
    1. Develop detailed cultivation and solicitation strategies for individuals within the portfolio to increase their level of support.
    2. Working closely with curatorial and senior leadership and volunteer leadership to engage them in the donor strategies.
    3. Work closely with Advancement Services Manager and Advancement team members to expand major and planned gift prospect list and design donor engagement, recognition and stewardship.
    4. Maintain accurate and timely tracking of all donor activities using Raisers Edge.
  2. Manager the planned giving recognition society, IMA Legacy Circle
  3. Coordinate activities of IMA Planned Giving Advisory Group and utilize the group's professional expertise

Other duties may be assigned. To perform the job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Undergraduate degree required; graduate studies or masters degree preferred. Minimum 5 to 7 years experience and proven track record in major gift fundraising and donor stewardship required; experience in securing planned gifts and with cultural institutions preferred.

ORAL AND WRITTEN COMMUNICATION SKILLS
Must have exceptional interpersonal skills and be able to communicate professionally and diplomatically with a diverse group of major donors, Board members, and executive management team. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to donors and employees required. Persuasive writing skills required. Must demonstrate initiative and follow-through. Must be able to work effectively across multiple departments and at all levels of the organization. Ability to think creatively and develop effective solicitation materials and correspondence required.

OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Skills are required in the areas of organization, computer, and customer service. Event planning skills, including ability to supervise and coordinate volunteers and event activities, are also required.

(Posted 10/26/15)

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Indianapolis Museum of Art, IN

IMA JOB POSTING! IMA JOB POSTING! IMA JOB POSTING! IMA JOB POSTING!

A competitive salary is offered for all positions and a generous benefits package for full-time positions. To apply, please send your resume to: ATTN: Human Resources — 4000 Michigan Road; Indianapolis, IN 46208, e-mail to hr@imamuseum.org, or fax to 317-920-2655. No phone calls, please. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Department: Development
Reports To: Director of Major Gifts

SUMMARY
The Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA) is seeking a Manager of Donor Giving Societies to build meaningful and successful relationships with members of IMA's higher level donor societies which includes the Second Century Society, annual unrestricted gifts of $2,500 or more, and the Founders Society, life-time cumulative giving of $100,000 or more.

The Manager of Donor Giving Societies will be a valued member of an advancement team for one of the country's leading public arts institutions. This position offers exciting opportunities for the successful candidate to identify sustainable ways to grow support and make a significant impact on the future of the IMA.

Founded in 1883, the Indianapolis Museum of Art serves the creative interests of its communities by fostering exploration of art, design, and the natural environment. Over the last 130 years, the IMA has built a solid reputation regionally and nationally for artistic excellence, and is poised to assume a position of prominence as a museum on the leading edge of innovative practices in audience engagement and programming. With a deep commitment to Indianapolis and a strong vision for the future, the IMA is an institution on the move.

Overview
The Manager of Donor Giving Societies is responsible for cultivating and stewarding relationships with society members and prospects, leading to new or increased financial support.

Essential Job Functions
  1. Develop an integrated, comprehensive plan to increase support of the Second Century Society member program through various solicitation methods including direct mail campaigns and prospect events.
  2. Design meaningful, mission based benefit events and programs to strengthen identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of the donor societies.
  3. Work with the Advancement team of gift officers to identify and cultivate a diverse demographic of donors and prospects for the donor societies.
  4. Assist the Deputy Director for Institutional Advancement and the Director of Major Gifts with the stewardship of the high level donors including governors of the board.
  5. Manage and nurture a portfolio that is comprised of a select group of identified donors.
  6. Implement and manage a travel program that proactively stewards donor society members and enhances engagement with the IMA.
  7. Assist donor society members who have questions or concerns related to their involvement with the IMA.
  8. Author thoughtful correspondence to donor society members.
  9. Enter contact reports in Raiser's Edge that summarize donor meetings and provide clear follow-up action items.

Other duties may be assigned. To perform the job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience
Bachelor's degree (B.A.) from a four-year college or university and a minimum of five — seven years related experience and training or equivalent combination of education and experience required. Experience in planning high-level donor events required. Knowledge of museum operations and culture preferred. Must be able to work across multiple departments with competing priorities, manage budgets, and negotiate with outside vendors.

Other Skills and Abilities
Excellent oral and written communication skills with a donor- centered manner required. High level discretion and diplomacy required; must be able to handle confidential information with sensitivity and tact. Attention to detail and ability to balance multiple tasks and demands required. Ability to work with donor data base software.

Ability to read and comprehend instructions, correspondence, and memos. Ability to write correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to visitors and other employees.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be required to work outside of normal business hours due to the donor event schedule.

(Posted 10/26/15)

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Indianapolis Museum of Art, IN

IMA JOB POSTING! IMA JOB POSTING! IMA JOB POSTING! IMA JOB POSTING!

A competitive salary is offered for all positions and a generous benefits package for full-time positions. To apply, please send your resume to: ATTN: Human Resources — 4000 Michigan Road; Indianapolis, IN 46208, e-mail to hr@imamuseum.org, or fax to 317-920-2655. No phone calls, please. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

GRANT WRITER
(please specify "Grant Writer" in your subject line if you email your resume)

Reports To: Foundation and Corporate Relations Officer
Basic Work Week: 37.5 Hrs/Wk, M-F

Overview
The primary role of the Grant Writer is to research, develop, write, and submit proposals, letters, reports and other materials as necessary to secure grant support from foundation and government funding sources. Primary responsibilities include prospect research, preparation of original proposals and reports, and donor stewardship. The Grant Writer must work cross-departmentally to increase contributed support and advance institutional priorities. Excellent oral and written communication skills are essential. Must be able to juggle multiple projects and meet strict deadlines.

Essential Job Functions
  1. Research funding opportunities
    • Investigate and identify prospective funding sources through colleagues, directories, periodicals, and internet research
    • Research and initiate relationships with new prospective funders
    • Write letters of inquiry and solicitation
    • Match prospective funding sources with institutional priorities
    • Participate in monthly Moves Management Meeting to identify new prospects and strategize about funding priorities
  2. Prepare and submit applications for foundation and government funders
    • Draft compelling grant proposal narratives for general operating and restricted project grants; assist with drafting corporate proposals as needed
    • Work with Budget, Planning, and Procurement Manager to prepare project budgets that meet funder guidelines
    • Work cross-departmentally to assemble and submit applications by due date
    • Verify that proposals have been received and that appropriate follow-up has occurred
  3. Steward existing foundation and government funders
    • Work with project directors to ensure grant-funded projects are on-track and that obligations are fulfilled within the terms of the grant agreement
    • Submit project revisions to funders as necessary
    • Prepare and submit reports for foundation and government funders according to contractual obligations
    • Work cross-departmentally to collect statistical information, press, exhibition catalogues, and images
    • Work with Budget, Planning, and Procurement Manager to prepare financial reports according to funder guidelines
    • Assemble and submit reports by due date
    • Ensure hard files and donor records are accurate and up-to-date with recent correspondence and submissions
    • Assist with corporate stewardship and fulfillment on an as-needed basis
  4. Perform computer operations, e.g., list maintenance, donor records, address corrections, giving history, appeal status reports, prospect data entry, letter merges, RSVP lists.

Other duties may be assigned. To perform the job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience
Undergraduate degree required; Three to five years of institutional fundraising experience, with an emphasis on proposal development, grant reporting, and donor relations required. Candidate must demonstrate exceptional written ability and strong presentation, communication, and organizational skills. The Grant Writer must be a skilled facilitator, capable of articulating institutional objectives to funders. A track record of achieving financial goals is essential. Experience working in a fast-paced, results-oriented environment and demonstrated flexibility in meeting shifting demands and priorities is a must. A high degree of creativity, energy, and initiative is required. Familiarity with Raiser's Edge is preferred.

(Posted 10/26/15)

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Image of a star INTERPRETIVE PLANNER
Taylor Studios, Inc., IL

Can you engage an audience through innovative storytelling, killer presentations, and outside-of-the-box thinking? Does content development rock your world? Do you want to help craft and create experiences that inspire visitors of all ages? Taylor Studios is looking for an experienced Interpretive Planner to add to our team.

Duties include: theme development, content development, leading workshops and presenting ideas to clients, researching, writing, editing, and proofreading a variety of materials, including label copy, content outlines, scripts, exhibit narratives, and interpretive plans. This position will also assist in marketing and branding for the company. Excellent oral & written communication skills, computer skills, and a positive attitude are essential. Attention to detail is a must. Occasional travel required. Bachelor's degree is preferred. This could be an ideal position for Heritage Interpreters, CIGs, and/or Exhibit Developers. For consideration, send cover letter and resume to: Taylor Studios, Inc., 1320 Harmon Drive, Rantoul, IL 61866 or hr@taylorstudios.com. www.taylorstudios.com. Taylor Studios is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

(Posted 10/22/15)

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Image of a star MUSEUM CURATOR (PART-TIME)
Arlington Heights Historical Museum, IL

The Arlington Heights Historical Museum, a small award-winning historical institution in the north suburbs of Chicago, Illinois offers an important opportunity to create exhibits that engage the public and collaboratively interpret the development, history and culture of this vibrant suburban community; develop and manage the museum's collection, archives and of library materials; and promote the exhibits, collections and other museum resources to the public. This is a part-time 20 hours/week position through the Arlington Heights Park District. Please submit all applications at:
http://www.applitrack.com/ahpd/onlineapp/ jobpostings/view.asp?category=Museum

DEPARTMENT: Recreation and Facilities

FLSA CLASSIFICATION: Part-time, Non-exempt

POSITION FOCUS
Responsible for coordinating and supervising the exhibition, digitization, curatorial care, and use of two and three-dimensional collections for the Arlington Heights Historical Museum with the Arlington Heights Park District (AHPD)

SUPERVISORY RELATIONSHIPS
  • Accountable to the Museum Administrator
  • Supervises volunteers, interns, and temporary staff as needed.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES
  • Plans and directs all aspects of the Museum's exhibit design, fabrication and installation, including concept development, research, acquiring and/or constructing display components, conducting audience evaluation, locating and preparing any artifacts, labels, signage, and initial exhibit publicity and promotion.
  • Manages, develops, researches, documents, and interprets extensive collection of objects, archives, and library reference materials, focusing on the history and development of Arlington Heights and regional history, concentrating on the 19th Century to the Present
  • Plans and implements the inventory and evaluation of the two- and three-dimensional artifacts in the Historical Society's collection, including processing and registering acquisitions and de-accessions, processing loans and research requests, cataloguing, housing and storing of objects.
  • Serves as a liaison, as needed, to the Historical Society's Heritage Gallery Advisory Committee to enhance the exhibition program
  • Assists in recruiting volunteers as needed
  • Supervises interns, volunteers and temporary staff as needed.
  • Conforms to all applicable federal, state and local laws and ordinances and generally accepted professional standards and ethics in regards to the care and maintenance of the collections and artifacts
  • Establishes and documents curatorial procedures
  • Creates and maintains appropriate curatorial records according to museum standards
  • Follows professional museum standards, conservation principles, and museum policies and procedures
  • Plans and directs the care, stabilization and, if appropriate or necessary, conservation and cleaning of two and three-dimensional artifacts
  • Attends required trainings and meetings
  • Attends work on a regular basis
  • Performs the job safely and in compliance with District policies, procedures, work and safety rules, and the employee handbook
  • Maintains a clean and organized work environment
  • Additional functions as assigned which may be considered essential

SECONDARY JOB DUTIES
  • Provides excellent customer service and promotes the Museum mission and vision in all activities.
  • Works collaboratively with staff and partners of the Museum, representing it both within and outside the campus
  • Works to fulfill the museum's operating and strategic goals.
  • Trains volunteers, interns and temporary staff
  • Produces promotional materials for the Museum as needed
  • Serves as a tour guide or class assistant, as needed
  • Speaks before local clubs and organizations as part of the museum outreach
  • Attends professional meetings and conferences associated with the duties of a Museum Curator

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE
  • Knowledge and demonstrated application of legal and ethical standards in all areas of collections management and conservation
  • Knowledge of Past Perfect Collections Software required
  • Proficiency in computer programs including Microsoft Office, Adobe Photoshop, web-design software, movie making software, and ability to quickly learn new programs.
  • Thorough knowledge of exhibit design and fabrication
  • Skilled in customer service and prioritizing multiple tasks to meet deadlines
  • Strong knowledge of collections management and museum curatorial principles and practices
  • Good knowledge of pertinent safety precautions

REQUIRED COMPETENCIES
  • Ability to organize, direct and supervise the work of subordinate employees and volunteers
  • Ability to respond to inquiries and requests received from the general public
  • Capacity to provide a high level of customer service to internal and external customers
  • Ability to maintain positive and effective working relationships with other employees, children and the general public
  • Ability to work with general direction from immediate supervisor
  • Capacity to work and maintain composure in periods of high activity and in emergency situations
  • Capacity to follow through on tasks to completion
  • Ability to work in a team atmosphere, promoting positive work relationships with supervisors and co-workers
  • Ability to demonstrate leadership qualities to perform required work
  • Capacity to be self-motivated and achieve assigned goals
  • Ability to maintain self-control and composure in difficult situations
  • Ability to follow directions and communicate in English verbally and in writing
  • Ability to read and understand materials printed in English
  • Capacity to proactively resolve problems, if authorized to do so, or to refer problems to immediate supervisor
  • Ability to pass the Park District's Defensive Driving training, in order to drive to various Park District locations

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
  • BA/BS in Museum Studies or a related field; Master's Degree preferred
  • Minimum of two years of experience in museum collections management and exhibit preparation preferred
  • Or, any equivalent combination of education, experience and training

HOURS
  • Monday through Friday, approximately 20 hours a week, with work hours designated by the Director of Recreation and Facilities
  • Overtime, night, weekend and holiday work hours, as required and approved in advance by the Museum Administrator
  • Employee is expected to be on duty whenever the need exists

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS
  • Standing or sitting for sustained periods of time while completing work
  • Repetitive hand/arm movements such as when setting up displays in the Heritage Gallery for visitors
  • Some bending, twisting, and walking while performing job duties
  • Some bending, kneeling and reaching for items off floor and high shelves
  • Ability to lift up to 25 lbs. in museum items, storage boxes and other supplies.
  • General work area is indoors, smoke-free environment with controlled temperature and fluorescent lighting
  • Occasional exposure to natural and potentially extreme weather conditions while supervising volunteers or attending job related activities at locations away from the office
  • Exposure to noise distractions from employees or equipment operation in adjacent work areas
  • Infrequent exposure to cleaning materials and office supplies
  • Capacity to work in a high stress environment under multiple deadlines and with frequent interruptions
  • Ability to work extra hours to accomplish and complete high volume of work
  • Exposure to chronic infectious disease while performing routine first aid or emergency procedures
  • Protective clothing and equipment is required as it pertains to the particular job duty:
    • 1* CPR Microshield
    • 2* Non-latex gloves

This job description is intended to describe the general content of and requirement for the performance of this position. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements, and additional duties may be assigned at any time.

(Posted 10/20/15)

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Museum and Education Department, Champaign County Forest Preserve District, IL

The Champaign County Forest Preserve District's Museum and Education Department tells the story of the Grand Prairie region through interpretation of its natural and cultural resources. The department features the Museum of the Grand Prairie, containing 8,000 square feet of exhibit space plus a recently completed 4,000 square foot addition dedicated to classroom space and collections storage. The museum is located within Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve, 10 miles west of the Champaign-Urbana metro area in Champaign County, Illinois. The museum was founded in 1968 and has been accredited by the American Association of Museums since 1972.

The Champaign County Forest Preserve seeks an individual to:
  • Conceptualize, design and execute cultural and natural history interpretation through exhibits, interpretive signs, website and program content, and lectures.
  • Oversee the acquisition, preservation, and processing of the collection for the successful interpretation and exhibition of the Grand Prairie's cultural and natural heritage.
  • Attract new and diverse audiences to the museum facilities; increase visitation numbers and encourage new supporters while maintaining strong relationships with existing donors and partners.
  • Assist the department in maintaining accreditation standards at the Museum of the Grand Prairie and in the development of a plan to enhance the functionality and impact of the Homer Lake Interpretive Center.
  • Assist with the management of the department budget as it relates to exhibits and interpretation.

Master's Degree in museum studies, collections management, American decorative arts or material culture preferred. Bachelor's degree from a recognized college or university in museum studies, history, anthropology, library science or closely related field and experience in a museum setting required. Significant experience in museum exhibit development or collections management may be considered in lieu of a degree.

COMPENSATION
Salary is commensurate with experience. The Champaign County Forest Preserve District offers a comprehensive benefits package including health and dental insurance, twelve paid holidays per year, a deferred compensation program (457 plan), and participation in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund pension plan.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE
For full consideration, applications should be submitted by November 1, 2015

Online applications can be found at:
http://ccfpd.org/About/employment.html

For more information contact:
Barb Oehlschlaeger-Garvey, Director
bgarvey@ccfpd.org

(Posted 10/5/15)

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Biology/Hefner Museum of Natural History, OH

Biology/Hefner Museum of Natural History: Director with overall responsibility for the museum and its educational goals and strategic plan, and is responsible for all matters concerning personnel, space, budget, and the search for external funding to support museum outreach.

The Director is expected to teach a minimum of two courses per year within the Department of Biology. Courses might include Vertebrate Zoology, Environmental Education with an Emphasis on Natural History, Local Flora and Fauna, Museum Studies, and Exhibit Development.

The Museum Director is a staff member within the Department of Biology; the Director reports to the department chair. Starting date is January 1, 2016. Position is eligible for re-appointment based on performance. Require: At least a Master's degree in an appropriate disciplinary or museum field; candidates who hold a BA/BS and have significant, wide-ranging experience as a museum professional will be considered. Particularly important is a background in exhibit creation and development and the management of collections, especially vertebrates and mollusks. Desire: experience as a naturalist, project manager, and environmental educator. Applicants should submit letter of interest, resume, and list of three references to https://miamioh.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobID=1458.

Direct inquiries to Darlene Davidson at davidsmd@miamioh.edu. Screening of applications will continue until the position is filled. Miami University, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with smoke- and tobacco-free campuses, is committed to a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami's Annual Security and Fire Safety Report with information on campus crime, fires, and safety may be found at: http://www.MiamiOH.edu/campussafety/annual-report/index.html Hard copy available upon request. Employment will require a criminal background check according to University guidelines.

(Posted 9/14/15)

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Salisbury House Foundation (SHF), IA

Date: July 2015

FLSA Status: Full-time Salaried (Exempt)

Supervisor: Chairman of the Board, on behalf of full Board of Directors

INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW:
Salisbury House Foundation (SHF) is a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization incorporated in the State of Iowa in 1993 with the sole charitable purpose of preserving, interpreting, and sharing Salisbury House as a historic house museum for the cultural and educational benefit of the public. Reporting to a volunteer Board of Directors, the Executive Director serves as the Chief Executive Officer for SHF, standing as primary visionary and spokesperson for the corporation, planning and managing the organization's budgets and operations, leading all fundraising and earned revenue initiatives, managing all construction projects, and supervising the work of all staff and volunteers. The Executive Director also serves as the primary preservation, conservation and interpretation advocate for Salisbury House's exceptional library, fine art, architectural, landscape and decorative collections, ensuring that their academic and historic values are fully appreciated and widely shared.

ILLUSTRATIVE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Manage and direct the work of eight full-time and five part-time employees (to include hiring when required), plus seasonal workers and numerous volunteers, ensuring a high level of performance in an efficient and cost-effective fashion;
  • Develop and manage an annual operating calendar that meets all regulatory reporting requirements, provides ample opportunities for communication with the Board, and demonstrates active engagement with the public through innovative, entertaining, and educational programs;
  • Actively engage with elected officials, corporate leaders, donors, associations, foundations, the media and others as necessary to enhance SHF's profile and financial success, both within and beyond Central Iowa;
  • Maintain and enhance SHF's financial well-being by implementing and/or managing sound financial policies and procedures, developing and implementing an annual operating budget, and providing timely reports, analysis and recommendations to the Board on current and planned financial endeavors;
  • Establish and implement fundraising and earned income goals in partnership with the Board, to include unrestricted operating funds, sponsorships, endowments, construction funds, grants, rentals and other sources of income as allowable under SHF's 501(c)3 tax exempt status;
  • Work closely with the Board, staff and other stake-holders to manage an effective strategic planning cycle, developing collaborative, creative plans periodically, then executing them successfully in ways that fully support SHF's mission in a cost-effective fashion;
  • Serve as the primary risk management officer of the corporation, ensuring that the Board is able to effectively discharge its fiduciary responsibilities to the corporation by developing, implementing and managing sound museum policies, backed by insurance, physical security, and conservation activities that protect the grounds, buildings and collections, and prioritize human safety and security at all times;
  • Lead the organization's administrative management by ensuring sound operational and human resource policies are in place and followed at all times, providing effective oversight of day-to-day operations and programs, promoting internal communication and coordination, encouraging and inspiring staff professional development, and working to maximize staff and volunteer talents;
  • Develop, implement and manage ethical procurement and contract management practices that ensure that SHF receives the highest quality goods and services from its partners at the best possible cost, at all times;
  • These duties and responsibilities are presented as illustrative examples of the primary ways in which the Executive Director ensures SHF is able to execute its mission effectively, and should not be read as all-inclusive; other commensurate duties and responsibilities may be assigned by the Board or arise situationally throughout the operating year.

QUALIFICATIONS:
The ideal candidate will possess all of the following qualifications; reasonable physical accommodations may be made upon request, and where possible or practical given the nature of the historic property where SHF offices are located:
  • Masters degree or higher from an accredited four-year college or university in public administration, nonprofit management, historic preservation, museum studies, public history, architecture, or another closely-related field;
  • A minimum of ten years experience in nonprofit management, ideally within a cultural institution, to include demonstrable supervisory responsibilities and significant fundraising success;
  • Proven leadership skills and ability to build positive relationships with diverse personalities and work styles, inspire internal and external collaborations, and direct multiple activities and responsibilities without being autocratic; SHF is a small "hands-on" organization, and the Executive Director is often called upon to lead by example and demonstration, rather than by remote or written instructions;
  • Demonstrated experience in and/or strong working knowledge of nonprofit financial principles, including regulatory requirements for charities, the annual audit and tax cycle, internal controls, generally accepted audit practices, along with an ability to read, interpret and report on standard general ledger, profit and loss, IRS Form 990, and balance sheet entries;
  • Working knowledge of professional museum, conservation and historic preservation standards, terminology, principles, and techniques for both collections and historic buildings, along with willingness to remain up-to-date on best practices through professional organizations and/or continuing education;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to strongly represent SHF and its mission with donors, volunteers, elected officials, corporate executives, fellow nonprofit managers, other key civic leaders in Central Iowa, and national nonprofit and museum associations;
  • Ability to work collaboratively and in a cost-effective fashion within a small, collegial organizational structure that requires all staff members — including the Executive Director — to be flexible, responsive, and willing to assist with day-to-day SHF operations and visitor relations as required;
  • Strong skills with all common contemporary office software applications (e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.), and knowledge of or ability to quickly learn collection management and fundraising software applications used by SHF;
  • Ability to stoop, crouch, kneel, push and lift up to 40 pounds, occasionally in confined spaces, on ladders, or in rooms only accessible via stairs;
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends and travel nationally as required.

To apply for this position please email a cover letter and resume to Amy Saylor at asaylor@salisburyhouse.org. The position is open until filled. No calls please.

(Posted 8/25/15)

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Taylor Studios, Inc., IL

Gifted Graphic Designer

Are you fond of print? Love to soak up the CMYK? And revel in the beauty of a perfect font?

Taylor Studios Inc. is now accepting applications from graphic designers. This is a mid-level position. Candidates should have exceptional spatial layout skills, strong typographic design skills, premier organizational skills, blossoming leadership abilities, meticulous attention to detail, and knowledge of design industry trends. Duties include wearing many hats, collaborating with a design team, light sketching, light dimensional design, as well as design and production of large-format graphics, including graphic and text panels, labels, photo murals, banners, posters, environmental graphics, and directional signs.

Projects may occasionally include design for electronic media, including web-based and interactive programs. Knowledge of Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign is a must. Knowledge of other design software is recommended.

Design at TSI means we create experiences for children, families, school groups and more within museums, nature centers, visitor centers, universities, and all sorts of other facilities. We teach content through interpretation and storytelling. Why work for us? Other than the fact that we're a creative, artistic, fun, humorous, group of hard-working animal and nature-lovers; what could be better than knowing the work we do is helping, teaching, and inspiring others?!

Bachelor's or Associates degree in Graphic Design or a related field is preferred. REGIONAL CANDIDATES strongly preferred. For consideration, send cover letter, resume and portfolio samples to: Taylor Studios, Inc., 1320 Harmon Drive, Rantoul, IL 61866 or hr@taylorstudios.com; www.taylorstudios.com. Taylor Studios is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

(Posted 8/20/15)

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Taylor Studios, Inc., IL

We make cool stuff in central IL! And we do it in a casual environment with smart, creative employees that like to have fun! But don't let that fool you. While our environment might be casual, our approach to our projects is serious and focused, using well-defined processes and procedures to ensure efficiency.

Taylor Studios, Inc, is accepting resumes for Exhibit Design. Applicants will have 2 - 5 years of experience in theater set design, landscape design, museum exhibit design or a comparable industry and the desire to work in a fast-paced, team oriented environment with flexible hours and competitive salary and benefits. Exhibit Designers work with a team to design and develop exhibits that concisely relay the client's message. Duties include developing packages from conceptual to highly detailed. Exhibit Designers create concepts, floor plans, exhibit designs, and CAD drawings. Required proficiencies include the ability to lead a team, follow art direction, read & interpret technical drawings, and understand how things are built. Excellent hand-sketching, storytelling, attention to detail, presentation skills, strong organizational skills and the ability to 'sell' your ideas are required. A general understanding and/or experience in lighting design is preferred. Software must-haves: Photoshop, Illustrator, Sketch Up, CAD, Power Point, Excel, Word. Some travel is required. For consideration, please forward a cover letter, resume, application (www.taylorstudios.com) and portfolio samples to hr@taylorstudios.com or Taylor Studios, Inc., 1320 Harmon Drive, Rantoul, IL 61866.

Taylor Studios, Inc is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

(Posted 8/20/15)

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Loyola University Museum of Art (LUMA), IL

The Curator of Education is responsible for the museum's academic initiatives related to Loyola University, youth and adult programs related to the permanent collections and rotating exhibitions, developing new programs and continuing ongoing programs, as well as developing interpretative online and print materials such as exhibition didactics, labels, and special print materials such as education brochures and exhibition guides. The Curator of Education also acts a liaison to the public community at large for media inquiries and partnerships with cultural organizations.

Professional requirements:
  • M.A. Art History
  • 3-5 years museum experience in education with specific experience in developing adult programs and youth outreach programs.
  • Solid writing skills and excellent verbal communication skills.
  • Additional experience or proven knowledge in the methodology of evaluating effectiveness of educational program.
  • Flexible hours for evening and weekend hours when needed.

Scope of Work:

Academic and Jesuit Initiatives
  • LUMA Student Advisory Committee
  • LUMA Faculty and Staff Committee
  • LUMA Board of Advisors Education Committee
  • Special Programs (2)
  • Supervises two interns assigned to adult programs and youth programs

Adult Programs
  • Docent and Gallery Talks
    • Recruitment
    • Ongoing training
  • Lecture Series — (12-15) annually
  • Special programs (2)
    • Travel/Tours
    • ilLUMAnations — in Partnership with Northwestern University Medical

Youth Outreach
  • Push Pin Gallery — (3) annually
  • LUMA Kids — Partnership with Center for Catholic School Effectiveness (1)
  • School Outreach — (1) program annually

Publications and Interpretation
Works with curators to develop content for exhibition labels, didactics, brochures and visitor guides using standards of appropriate comprehension level and readability. Creates docent training materials, reading lists and guest speakers.

Cultural Liaison
  • Represents LUMA to local and national cultural organizations including Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, Illinois Arts Council, and other museums.
  • Provides content for grant applications for museum education funding.
  • Seeks partnerships with other organizations to develop joint programs.
  • Works with the LUMA Corporate and Foundation coordinator to identify possible funding sources for programs.

The position is open until filled.

(Posted 8/5/15)

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National Art Museum of Sport, IN

PO Box 441155
Indianapolis, IN 46244

This is an opportunity to direct a museum housing one of the largest collections of fine art depicting sport (www.nationalartmuseumofsport.org) in the United States. The National Art Museum of Sport has an expanding collection of more than 1000 works of art from the nineteenth century to contemporary and nationally and regionally significant exhibitions. The Museum has a highly professional approach, a dedicated board, and a typical annual budget of nearly $700,000.*

NAMOS is at an exciting juncture. The museum has recently completed an independent audit and strategic plan. The finances are stable. The museum is stronger than ever and ready to embark upon a capital campaign and open a new permanent space.

For more about the museum and the position, see below.

OPPORTUNITIES OF THE POSITION
  • Lead an expanding museum with an eagerness to try new things and engage new audiences as it enters its sixth decade.
  • Bring to fruition the relocation of the museum.
  • Collaborate with civic and cultural leaders.
  • Embark upon a capital campaign supported by a dedicated board.
  • Make a mark and leave a legacy by reopening the museum's next location.
  • Competitive compensation, commensurate with experience.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Institutional advancement, including fundraising and marketing
  • Education, outreach and community relations
  • Collections stewardship, exhibition and program planning
  • Operational and strategic planning
  • Governance and financial management

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE, AND SKILLS
  • Minimum of four years' experience in a management position.
  • Master of Art, Masters in Business Administration, Masters of Philanthropy or related experience is desirable. Experience and accomplishments are accepted in lieu of these degrees.
  • Big-picture thinker to advance a museum.
  • Fundraising experience, including individual and corporate gifts, grants, events and capital campaigns. Ability to attract new members and donors.
  • Experience being the public face of an organization.
  • Knowledge of museum standards, best practices, and trends to maintain accreditation and keep the museum moving forward.
  • Ability to generate annual budget, monthly financial reports and follow appropriate cash procedures.
  • Willingness to wear many hats, do whatever is needed to get the job done. Experience in a museum is desirable.

DETAILS AND HOW TO APPLY
Please send nominations to: info@nationalartmuseumofsport.org.

MORE ABOUT THE MUSEUM
Founded in 1959, NAMOS first opened in Madison Square Garden and then moved to the University of New Haven, CT. After exhibiting at the Pan American Games in Indianapolis in 1987, NAMOS subsequently received a grant from Lilly to move to Indianapolis and establish a gallery in the then-new Bank One Tower (now Chase Tower), where the museum opened in January, 1991. In 1994, NAMOS moved to University Place Conference Center and Hotel on the campus of Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, where it resided until 2012. While NAMOS considers multiple potential locations for a permanent location, its office is currently at NCAA headquarters in Indianapolis where approximately 60 of NAMOS' works of art rotate on display.

Over the last 56 years, NAMOS has held more than 100 exhibits around the world, including, notably: the New York World's Fair; multiple Olympiads; Madison Square Garden; the Biennial Exhibit of Sport Art in Madrid; IBM Gallery; and the Pan Am Games. Exhibits have featured internationally renowned artists including George Bellows, Thomas Eakins, Winslow Homer, Elaine de Kooning, Morris Rosenfeld, and Andy Warhol, as well as contemporary and emerging artists.

In addition to NAMOS' exhibits, other prominent programs include NAMOS' international art competition and Artist of the Month. Moreover, NAMOS is preparing to launch a nation-wide, youth art competition.

*The last year the museum had a physical facility the budget was nearly $700,000, in the last two, unusual years while relocating the budget has been nearly $400,000.

(Posted 7/30/15)

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University of Wisconsin—Madison, WI

The School of Human Ecology at the University of Wisconsin—Madison seeks a talented individual with creative and strategic vision to serve as the Assistant Director for Exhibitions and Outreach for the Ruth Davis Design Gallery.

Working under the direction of the Center Director who oversees the Ruth Davis Design Gallery and the Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection, the Assistant Director will draw on the resources unique to a research institution. The Assistant Director will develop and direct a model academic gallery program that will 1) increase the Design Gallery's relevance to Design Studies courses and other academic disciplines; 2) strengthen relationships with diverse communities; and 3) attract external funding support; and 4) serve as a benchmark for other aspiring academic galleries.

The Assistant Director must have excellent project management and communication skills, strong attention to detail, and a demonstrated ability to effectively manage multiple complex projects with overlapping timeframes and deadlines. Qualified applicants will also have a proven track record of curatorial vision, successful collaborations, and experience working with international artists and designers.

Responsibilities include 1) formulating and taking exhibitions and related educational programming from initial concept to successful implementation; 2); translating contemporary art and design concepts across disciplines and across academic and non-academic constituencies; 3) active engagement in professional networks/organizations that promote research and best practices in academic galleries/museums; 4) experience and passion for teaching and mentoring undergraduate students.

Selected job duties include:
  • Directing exhibition layout and design including configuration of custom audio-visual technologies
  • Recruiting, training, mentoring, and evaluating student gallery staff
  • Directing the preparation and design of educational and promotional materials
  • Managing budgets
  • Assessing outcomes

Requirements: A master's degree in museum/gallery studies or related field like studio art, design studies, or art history with three years of full-time administrative leadership of an academic gallery/museum or other comparable small arts organization.

Please refer to position vacancy listing (PVL#) 83358 when sending a cover letter highlighting: relevant experience related to this position; a description of interest in working in an academic setting; a resume; and names and contact information for three references to:

Dr. Sherry Harlacher
Director, Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection / Ruth Davis Design Gallery
harlacher@wisc.edu
(608) 890 - 4854

Review of applications will begin August 15, 2015 and the position will remain open until filled.

Unless confidentiality is requested in writing, information regarding applicants and nominees must be released upon request. Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality.

The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

(Posted 7/17/15)

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Rochester Art Center, MN

ABOUT THE POSITION
The Executive Director is responsible for maintaining RAC's artistic mission and business operations, both of which rely on strong financial management and ongoing development of a donor base to sustain long-term programming. An essential element of this position is maintaining and strengthening collaborative relationships simultaneously within the local community and the contemporary art world. Internally, the Executive Director will mentor and motivate a talented staff and work with and report a dedicated board of directors.

Principal Responsibilities
  • Sustain, articulate, and implement RAC's mission and vision
  • In collaboration with board and staff, create and implement long and short-term plans
  • Oversee an ambitious exhibition schedule
  • In collaboration with the Director of Development, develop and maintain philanthropic support
  • Foster and maintain collaborative community relationships within both the public and private sectors
  • Ensure the organization maintains best practices in visual arts exhibitions and education
  • Implement board policies
  • Manage and mentor staff
  • Serve as the primary spokesperson for the organization
  • Create and manage the annual operating budget

Credentials of Ideal Candidate
  • MA or PhD art history, curatorial practice, art administration or related field.
  • At least 5 years of experience working in a visual arts organization or museum preferably in senior administrative positions.
  • Possesses a passion for and knowledge of contemporary art.
  • A strong advocate for artists and visual art audiences.
  • Has strong professional relationships in the regional, national and international contemporary art communities.
  • The candidate can demonstrate a record of creative and visionary leadership and has the ability to inspire, guide and motivate a talented professional team. Has demonstrated an ability to negotiate and delegate, yet remain clear, decisive, proactive and fair.
  • Demonstrated success in cultivating and building relationships with a variety of constituents including major donors, members, foundations, nonprofits, cultural organizations, and academic institutions as well as civic, corporate and political leaders.
  • Demonstrated fundraising and development skills.
  • Familiarity with museum best practices and trends in the field.
  • Ability to interpret financial statements and articulate financial performance as well as create and manage an annual operating budget.
  • A skilled communicator with demonstrated experience in public speaking and professional writing.

The ideal candidate would have the following personal competencies:

A Relationship Builder & Ambassador
  • A vision and passion for the future of Rochester Art Center.
  • An articulate, dynamic and diplomatic communicator who enjoys building relationships and connections.
  • Strong creative, collaborative and interpersonal skills and an ability to overcome obstacles.
  • The ability to develop a powerful sense of shared purpose in others and to motivate them to meet the opportunities and challenges ahead.

An Orientation towards Exhibitions, Programming & Community
  • Effectively plans and implements a compelling and diverse exhibition schedule.
  • Knowledge of and relationships with other cultural institutions around the country.
  • Experience working with contemporary art, exhibition planning, community engagement and funding and implementation
  • Respected among peers.
  • Has a commitment to reaching out to a diverse community.
  • Enthusiastically embraces the Rochester community professionally and personally.
  • Provides leadership both inside and outside the Museum itself.

Fundraising & Development
  • Proven fundraiser who energetically embraces this aspect of a Museum Director's role.
  • Able to cultivate relationships with a variety of donors, including individual donors and corporations.

Business Acumen and Management Skills
  • A strong track record of success in Board relations and a willingness to actively engage Board members.
  • Results-oriented and practical business sense.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, with the ability to prepare and deliver concise, understandable and effective reports and presentations.
  • Strategic planning and execution skills.
  • Demonstrate experience attracting, retaining and motivating top talent.
  • Maturity, a sense of humor and an outgoing, inclusive personality.

Contact
To express your interest in this role, please submit a letter of interest and resume to jlovelace@rochesterartcenter.com. A Rochester Art Center Board Search Committee will lead the search. All inquiries and discussions will be considered strictly confidential. Please, no phone calls.

ROCHESTER ART CENTER

VISION
To be a cultural center for innovation and creativity through contemporary art.

MISSION
Rochester Art Center offers the opportunity for all people to understand and value the arts through innovative experiences with contemporary art. Through world-class exhibitions and programs, we present a welcoming, integrated, and diverse experience that encourages questioning, creativity, and critical thinking. These exhibitions and programs are designed to reflect the dynamic relationship between art and society. They educate, challenge, and connect individuals to our world in compelling new ways. We are committed to being a cultural center in our community and to enhancing our region as a destination for creativity and innovation. We provide value through engagement with broad communities, strong collaborations with other organizations, and a history of excellence.

ABOUT ROCHESTER ART CENTER
A leading center for contemporary art, Rochester Art Center (RAC) is a non-collecting art institution located in the heart of Rochester's historic downtown on the Zumbro River. Designed by Hammel, Green and Abrahamson (HGA), the Art Center's simple and clean design works harmoniously with nature — linking the indoors to the outside to create a shimmering complement to the river below. The Art Center shares a connection to Mayo Park with Mayo Civic Center and Rochester Civic Theatre. Founded in 1946, Rochester Art Center presents an ongoing schedule of exhibitions, across a broad spectrum, of new and innovative work by local, regional, national, and international artists; dynamic education programs for all ages; and an active program of community partnerships and visitor engagement initiatives.

The mission of Rochester Art Center (RAC) is to offer the opportunity for all people to understand and value the arts through innovative experiences with contemporary art. Through world-class exhibitions and programs, we present a welcoming, integrated, and diverse experience that encourages questioning, creativity, and critical thinking. These exhibitions and programs are designed to reflect the dynamic relationship between art and society. They educate, challenge, and connect individuals to our world in compelling new ways. We are committed to being a cultural center in our community and to enhancing our region as a destination for creativity and innovation. We provide value through engagement with broad communities, strong collaborations with other organizations, and a history of excellence.

Rochester Art Center operates in a 36,000 square-foot facility containing a variety of flexible gallery spaces, two classrooms, and a large public gathering space. As a non-collecting institution, RAC focuses on presenting groundbreaking and internationally significant exhibitions that support the development, reception and interpretation of contemporary art. In addition, we offer compelling and unique public and educational programs as well as resources for regional and local artists. The organization has an annual operating budget of just under $1,000,000 with 10 full-time professional staff.

Since 2010, Rochester Art Center has presented exhibitions with artists such as: Inigo Manglano-Ovalle, Henny Linn Kjellberg, Tim Eitel, Judy Onofrio, Roman Signar, Tony Tassett, Chiharu Shiota, Lamar Peterson, Allison Schulnik, David Rathman, John Gossage, Rachel Khedoori, Chris Larson, Catharina van Eetvelde, Hank Willis Thomas, Michael Sailstorfer, Marina Zurkow, and Alessandro Balteo Yazbeck, among others. Rocheste Art Center is committed to the art of our time and culture and has advanced its publications and support of new scholarship.

HISTORY
Rochester Art Center began in 1946 as a dream of its first board president Newton Holland. Nearly seventy years later, Rochester Art Center continues to offer patrons and diverse audiences the opportunity to know, practice, and enjoy the arts. The founding board members wanted "to join with the schools, the churches, the library and other community groups to make Rochester a cultural center worthy of its scientific achievement," as stated in Art Center's original mission statement.

Its first humble home began in the unused upstairs rooms of the Rochester Public Library, moving in 1948 to a small abandoned church on the corner of West Center Street and Third Avenue Northwest. Holland, Dr. Hiram Essex and other art patrons led a fund drive that enabled the purchase of the church and lease of the lot on which it stood. Their fund drive provided the monies to build a balcony, loft, furnace, and toilet. Their first exhibition: "Everyday Art for Everybody," held April, 1948 featured a display of well-designed, useful articles for the home.

However, RAC board realized by the mid-1950's that the little church was too small to accommodate all the art center's many activities, including classes, exhibitions, lectures, demonstrations, meetings, and even the first rehearsals and founding meeting of the Rochester Civic Theatre.

The board of directors requested public land in Mayo Park from the City of Rochester and the City Council granted their request. On November 15, 1956, Rochester Art Center leased land along the Zumbro River for 50 years for the sum of one dollar per year. The groundbreaking ceremony occurred on September 1, 1957, followed by a fund drive to build a new art center. The new building opened March 23, 1958.

During the 1950's Rochester Art Center included exhibitions that featured local, regional, national, and international art, such as the 1959 touring exhibition of Israeli Art, traveling under the auspices of Jerusalem Art Center in New York. Through the years, Rochester Art Center continued to feature work from a diverse range of artists.

In the late 1990s, the expansion of the Mayo Civic Center severely decreased access to the Art Center, making it imperative to move. The Board of Directors launched a Capital Campaign in 1999, which reached the goal of $8.2 million in 2003. The Art Center moved into its new 36,000 square-foot facility in spring of 2004.

In 2010, the Board of Directors and staff embarked on a strategic planning initiative, setting the goals for RAC for the next 6 years. It was adapted in 2011, and in 2015 we have achieved 90 % of our goals. In 2014, we celebrated our 10th anniversary in our new home and 10th anniversary of presenting great exhibitions, engaging programs, and community rich partnerships.

ARCHITECTURE
Opened in 2004, the 36,000 square-foot Rochester Art Center expresses itself as two architectural forms, one covered in copper and the other zinc-covered, linked by a glass atrium that frames views west to downtown Rochester and east to the river corridor. The south side of the building is encased in zinc and houses the galleries and classroom studios. The building's copper-covered north tower, which ties the Art Center to the Mayo Civic Center, provides basic service functions, such as stairs and elevators and other building support functions. The copper tower also serves as the structural anchor for the east end of the building, allowing it to cantilever over the city's bike path and extend out over the river.

Visitors enter the Art Center on the first level and transition into the soaring, three-story Wells Fargo Atrium and Mayo Clinic Grand Lobby. The stunning introduction to the building allows visitors to relate with the Zumbro River, Mayo Park and downtown Rochester. The interiors are designed with white walls, polished concrete floors and glass windows. A dramatic suspended atrium stairway provides access to the second and third floors.

Simple and clean, the design works together with nature — linking the indoors to the outside, creating an environment that glows with light from the interplay of sun on the glass and natural metals used throughout. As the sun sets, the building's copper and zinc panels reflect the sun's subtle colors and create a shimmering complement to the river below.

Our thanks to Hammel, Green and Abrahamson (HGA) architectural firm and Kara Hill, lead Project Designer, for their vision, talent and enthusiasm and support of the project, a dream for RAC, now in our 11th year of our beautiful home.

(Posted 7/8/15)

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Layman Design, IL

Layman Design (laymandesign.com) works with museum teams to create extraordinary experiences that engage the intellect, awaken the senses and spark the imagination. We design to communicate not only the intellectual content but also the emotional power behind it. Our passion, commitment and vision make the difference between a good exhibit and an extraordinary one.

Layman Design is looking for an industrious and creative graphic designer with a minimum of 3-5 years of hands-on professional graphic design experience in print design and graphic production. Your exceptional understanding of color, composition, typography, general design principles and creative decision making will compliment the skills of our talented project team. You should be able to translate data into bold infographics, have a good eye for photo selection and design production-ready artwork for promotional and fundraising collateral. You should be passionate about great design, eager to creatively communicate complex ideas and comfortable discussing design with clients and vendors. Experience in space planning, exhibit / set design, photography, videography and web design are a plus.

Job Requirements
We are seeking a designer with strong initiative who enjoys working collaboratively other team members and clients. Your duties will require great attention to detail; you'll work efficiently to meet deadlines and juggle multiple projects. Excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills are a must.

Typical Duties
  • participate in studio meetings and client / vendor meetings
  • work with team members to develop design concepts and refine content
  • create initial design sketches and develop design concepts
  • create graphic layouts and production-ready artwork
  • create infographics and photo collages
  • photo selection and photo retouching
  • vendor oversight (attend press checks, general coordination w/ printer)
  • select and record graphic production specs (color control swatches, samples)
  • create and maintain graphic matrices
  • ability to manage multiple graphics projects, including coordination w/ clients and project partners

Technical Skills
  • proficiency in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat
  • proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • deep knowledge of graphic production specifications and printing practices
  • experience in graphic quality assurance (sample evaluation, press checks)
  • some experience with FileMaker Pro is a plus

Compensation and terms will be determined based on demonstrated experience.

We are filling this position at our Skokie studio. Some travel may be necessary. The Layman Design studio is a Mac OS X environment.

Please, no recruitment agencies, freelancers or overseas outsourcers. No phone calls, please.

Please send your cover letter and resume to hr@laymandesign.com and include a link to your portfolio. We hope to fill graphic design positions over the next 30 days.

(Posted 6/23/15)

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Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University, MI

The Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University seeks a dynamic and experienced Assistant Curator. Opened in 2012 at Michigan State University, this world-class museum, designed by Pritzker Prize winning architect Zaha Hadid, has emerged as one of a handful of University museums devoted to international contemporary art.

The Assistant Curator will join an energetic and professional group developing and implementing exhibitions and commissions of international scope. This is an extraordinary opportunity to be involved in the continued growth of a young museum of contemporary art. The Broad MSU is unique among contemporary museums in that it possesses an historical art collection dating back to Greek and Roman times. The museum's exhibition program will actively engage dialogues across the centuries with the benefit of this historical collection.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:
Reporting to the Curator and Deputy Director of Curatorial Affairs, the Assistant Curator assists in the selection, research, development, planning, production, and interpretation of the permanent collection and special exhibitions, both organized by the Broad MSU and hosted. Additionally, the Assistant Curator conceives, organizes, writes publications for, and installs special and collection-based exhibitions as assigned and in collaboration with the Curator. These exhibitions require that the Assistant Curator lead a team of co-workers drawn from a variety of museum areas. He/she is charged with the hiring and supervision of non-salaried curatorial internships, also is also involved in supporting the acquisitions process. The Assistant Curator presents lectures and provides educational information including didactic materials, docent talks, etc., and will maintain advantageous relations with the art community, local as well as national and international, including artists, collectors, and prospective donors.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Assists in the selection, research, development, exhibition, and interpretation of the department's permanent collection.
  • Proposes and curates exhibitions within the Museum exhibition program as assigned by the Curator and Deputy Director of Curatorial Affairs.
  • Conceives, organizes, prepares publications for, and installs special and/or permanent collection exhibitions.
  • Oversees and co-ordinates travelling exhibitions.
  • Heads and/or facilitates inter-departmental communication and communications with freelance workers regarding exhibitions, working closely with departments of exhibitions, registration, preparations, PR and marketing and external affairs.
  • Heads and/or facilitates external communication with artists, collectors, lenders, dealers, and staff members from other museums.
  • Assists curator in the research and development of The Broad Art Museum collection.
  • Assists with drafting and producing correspondence, loan forms, manuscripts, exhibition wall labels, memoranda, and other materials related to the permanent collection and special exhibitions.
  • Oversees computer database of checklists for exhibitions.
  • Assists with acquisition and exhibition research including, but not limited to: research and compilation of biographies, chronologies, and exhibition histories, and specific documentation of individual works.
  • Supervises the work assignments and activities of interns, contract workers and volunteers.
  • Acts as spokesperson for the department and the Museum as needed. Presents lectures and walk-throughs to visitors, docents, or other special groups.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Education and Training: Possession of Master's degree in Art, Art History, Museum Studies or other related discipline, or equivalent professional experience.

Work Experience: Three years related museum experience.

Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of international contemporary art, art history and terminology, superb writing and diplomatic skills essential. Ability to work effectively under pressure and meet deadlines. Strong organizational skills a must: ability to prioritize and organize multiple activities, as well as supervise the activities of staff members around a common project. Ability to deal effectively with donors, artists, Museum staff, colleagues, and the general public, whether in person, on the telephone, or in writing.

About Michigan State University: Michigan State University (MSU) was founded in 1855 as the nation's first land-grant university. With more than 46,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in 17 colleges, MSU is known internationally as a major public research university with global reach. With more than 200 academic programs, many nationally ranked, MSU attracts scholars worldwide and students from all 50 states and approximately 130 countries. The 5,200 acre campus is located in East Lansing, three miles from the state capitol, 80 miles from Detroit, 210 miles from Chicago, and 90 miles from the shores of Lake Michigan.

All candidates must submit an application and resume through the Michigan State University Human Resources web based system (MAP). The URL for this website is www.jobs.MSU.edu. Please indicate position number 1456 when submitting your application.

Michigan State University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. MSU is strongly committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The University actively encourages applications and nominations of women, persons of color, veterans, and persons with disabilities

(Posted 6/17/15)


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