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Textile Center of Minnesota, MN
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Door County Maritime Museum, WI
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Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS), MN

Taft Museum of Art, OH
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Missouri Department Of Natural Resources, MO
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Stearns History Museum, Saint Cloud, MN
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Wisconsin Historical Society, Division of Museums and Historic Sites, WI
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Johnson County Museum of History, WI
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Chippewa Valley Museum, WI
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Glen Ellyn Historical Society, IL

Mount Horeb Area Historical Society, WI
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Washington County Historical Society Research Center and Archive, WI
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John Michael Kohler Arts Center, WI
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Peoria Riverfront Museum, IL
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Cranbrook Art Museum and Cranbrook Center for Collections and Research, Bloomfield Hills, MI
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Canton Museum of Art, OH
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Dubuque Museum of Art (DUMA), IA
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Dubuque Museum of Art (DUMA), IA
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Denison University, OH
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University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA
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Lake County Forest Preserve District, IL
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Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS), MN
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Purdue University Black Cultural Center, IN
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Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science, IN
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Oberlin Heritage Center, OH
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Wade House Historic Site, Greenbush, WI
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Sanford Museum and Planetarium, IA
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City of Elmhurst, IL
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City of Elmhurst, IL
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Naper Settlement, IL
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Naper Settlement, IL

Slover Linett Audience Research, IL
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National Churchill Museum, MO
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Cleveland Museum of Natural History, OH
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Milwaukee Public Museum, WI

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Textile Center of Minnesota, MN

Textile Center of Minnesota
A national center for fiber art celebrating its 20th year, Textile Center's mission is to honor textile traditions and promote excellence and innovation in fiber art. Situated near the confluence of Minneapolis and St. Paul, and located across from the Prospect Park METRO Green Line light rail stop, Textile Center welcomes and represents all fiber art forms and serves a membership that includes a broad, vibrant coalition of artists and learners at all levels. Through its exhibitions, education programs, and a variety of resources including an extensive onsite library, artisan shop, and the region's only publicly accessible, professionally equipped dye lab, Textile Center supports the creative development of fiber artists and fosters linkages among artists and textile enthusiasts regionally, nationally, and internationally.

Position Purpose
Textile Center's Executive Director is the organization's chief executive officer and is responsible for its consistent achievement of mission-related and financial goals. The Executive Director works with the Board of Directors to ensure long-range plans are in place and move Textile Center toward fulfilling the mission and vision. This individual communicates with constituents that include fiber art guilds and members, fiber artists of all levels of ability, donors, community partners, other supporters and members of the public. The Executive Director leads development of annual plans and operating budgets and manages the staff in implementing them.

  • Committed to Textile Center's mission. Proven success in a leadership position in the arts/culture sector, and a track record of effectively leading others in carrying out goals and accomplishing stated outcomes.
  • Demonstrated ability to envision and operationalize strategies that take an organization to the next stage of programmatic growth.
  • Demonstrated ability to interpret and analyze financial information.
  • Marketing, public relations, and fundraising experience with the ability engage a wide range of stakeholders.
  • Success working with a Board of Directors and cultivating relationships with board members.
  • Experience working with diverse populations and cultures.
  • Commitment to quality programs and data-driven program evaluation.
  • Ability to coach staff, manage and develop high performance teams, set and achieve strategic objectives, manage a budget.
  • Understanding of and connections within the Minnesota philanthropic community.
  • Experience with capital campaigns strongly preferred.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills including the ability to make effective presentations to groups of people.
  • Action-oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptable, and innovative approach to program and business planning.
  • Ability to manage and inspire staff and volunteers, work effectively with people of various backgrounds, independently as well as a member of a team.
  • Bachelors degree required; advanced degree preferred.

See full position description

Goal: fill position in October 2014. Submit materials electronically in PDF form by September 2 to

(Posted 8/19/14)

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Door County Maritime Museum, WI

The Door County Maritime Museum seeks a dynamic, passionate and highly skilled Executive Director to lead the organization into its exciting future. Dedicated to the preservation and celebration of the maritime history and heritage of the Great Lakes with a focus on Wisconsin's Door Peninsula, the Museum includes a 20,000 square foot flagship facility in Sturgeon Bay, the museum tug John Purves, the historic Cana Island Lighthouse, and a smaller seasonal museum in Gills Rock near the shores of the famous Port des Morts ("Death's Door") passage at the Peninsula's northern tip.

  • Provide leadership, inspiration, and focus for the organization as a whole.
  • Work with the Board of Directors to create support for the organization in the community.
  • Manage the organization's budget.
  • Oversee the senior staff responsible for core programs including development, marketing, finance, and administration.
  • Act as primary spokesperson for organization.
  • Develop and maintain effective partnerships.
  • Evaluate program accomplishments based on results-driven targets.

Skills and Attributes:
  • Results-driven leadership and management experience, particularly in the non-profit sector. Experience in a maritime-related field a plus.
  • Proven success in building consensus among diverse constituencies.
  • Demonstrated skills in community-building initiatives.
  • Successful experience working with and building an active, engaged board of directors.
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills.
  • Well-developed understanding of the use and value of technology in non-profit operations.

Complete job description provided upon request. To apply, send resume and cover letter describing relevant skills and attributes by September 22, 2014 to:

Door County Maritime Museum
120 N. Madison Ave.
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235

Or by email to:

(Posted 8/19/14)

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Image of a star #1148 REFERENCE ASSISTANT I
Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS), MN

OPEN TO: This job is open to all applicants.

LOCATION: History Center

SALARY: $11.91 hourly minimum

STATUS & HOURS: Part-time, regular (884 annual hours) position


HIRING MANAGER: Reference Assistant Supervisor

POSTING DATE: August 14, 2014

DEADLINE DATE: August 28, 2014

SUPPLEMENTAL FORMS: Not required for this position.

DESCRIPTION: The Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS) seeks applicants for a Reference Assistant I to serve library researchers' needs through retrieval, duplication and re-filing of materials in the MNHS collections.

RESPONSIBILITIES: 1) photocopy materials as requested by patrons according to the Reference department's policies and copyright law; 2) staff copy services window; 3) retrieve materials from the stack or storage area for researcher use; and 4) re-file materials used so that items are made available for use.

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Experience following alpha-numerical filing systems.
  • Must be able to regularly lift up to 40 pounds and occasionally 40-60 pound boxes.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and politely with researchers and customers.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle rare and fragile items with due care.
  • Demonstrated ability to learn tasks quickly, flexibility and adaptability.

  • Knowledge of library systems.
  • Customer service experience.
  • Experience using a cash register and processing credit card transactions.
  • Knowledge of copyright restrictions.

Submit MNHS Application for Employment, (available at, 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]

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.

Applications will be acknowledged
No phone calls please

(Posted 6/6/14)

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Taft Museum of Art, OH

The Taft Museum of Art in Cincinnati, Ohio seeks dynamic, creative, visionary Director of Education to engage new audiences, increase public involvement, expand museum's role in the community. Director of Education serves on senior management team and oversees $375,000 budget, 4 employees, plus volunteers. Cincinnati is among the top five cities in America for per capita spending on the arts and home to a thriving arts community. Details at: Deadline 9/8/14. Nominations welcome. EOE.

(Posted 8/18/14)

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Missouri Department Of Natural Resources, MO

Position Number: 7010523

Division: Missouri State Parks

Specific Work Location: Missouri State Museum, Jefferson City, Mo.

Rate of Pay: $1,794.00 to $1,863.00

Shift: 5 Eight Hours Days per Week

Days Off: Saturday and Sunday

The Museum Curator Coordinator (Assistant Museum Director) is responsible for the management of two historic buildings as well as monitoring the Riverside Collections Facility and exhibits in the capitol galleries of the Missouri State Museum. Serves as liaison for two volunteer groups. Helps curators of exhibits and collections with projects, supervises three fulltime staff members and all seasonal assistant curators and interns. The Museum Curator Coordinator (Assistant Museum Director) must develop a good working knowledge of capitol to give tours and presentations and must understand retail system and money handling procedures. Applicant must meet the qualifications of a Museum Curator Coordinator under the State of Missouri Merit system. Please see the below link to the job specifications at The Missouri Department of Natural Resources is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information about Missouri State Parks and the Missouri State Museum, please visit our website at

For information or questions about this position, contact John Cunning, (573)522-1979. For general information or application procedures call Margaret Neumann, DNR/DAS, Human Resources Program at (573)522-2078 or email

(Posted 8/13/14)

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Stearns History Museum, Saint Cloud, MN

Position Type: Full-Time (40 hours/week), unclassified (salaried)

Salary: Commensurate with experience, negotiable, starting range $30,000 - $40,000. Museum employees receive excellent fringe benefits, including complete health care coverage.

Position Summary:
The Archivist collects, manages, inventories, and preserves the Museum's archival collections, which includes manuscript collections, paper records, documents, letters, scrap books, newspapers, pamphlets, maps, posters, photographs, tapes, films, disks, genealogical and related ephemera, and other relevant print or electronic material of an archival nature that reflects primarily Stearns County history. The Archivist is the primary point of contact with researchers, genealogists, and archives patrons, excellent customer service skills are a must.

The Archivist provides research assistance to patrons, the general public, and supports Museum staff by providing historical information for use in exhibits and publications. The position also assists staff with coordinating Museum programs, researching and writing articles for the Museum's history magazine Crossings, and uses social media applications to promote the Museum and archives. Work percentages: assisting patrons 40%, archival processing 40%, assisting staff with programs, exhibits, etc., 20%. Archivist reports to the Archives Director.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Work with established systems to inventory, arrange, classify, organize, describe, store, and retrieve new and currently held archival items, materials, and collections
  • Primary point of contact in the archives with researchers, archives patrons, partners, the public, and potential donors
  • Use the archives to answer researchable questions; advise and assist others who wish to use the archives for their own research
  • Prepare descriptions and reference and finding aids for using the archives, such as lists, bibliographies, databases, indexes, catalog, and guides
  • Recommend to the Archives Director policies, practices, and purchases that will strengthen the scope, management, ease of use, and preservation of the archives
  • Manage and catalog the oral histories currently held by the museum and conduct additional oral histories
  • Work collaboratively with the Minnesota Digital Library and other agencies and organizations to develop digital archives
  • Maintain statistics, reports, and other metrics to improve collection management functions
  • Research, write, and submit grant proposals as necessary to meet archives goals
  • Fulfill other organizational duties as required

Required Skills:
  • A demonstrated command of modern archival theory, standards and practices, and their implementation. This knowledge includes an understanding of appraisal methods, collection acquisition, management, and processing according to accepted archival standards; arrangement and description; and preservation and access, both physical and digital
  • Experience handling museum and archival material and processing images and audiovisual materials, including digitally
  • Experience with digitization of archival materials and related delivery systems
  • Excellent customer service skills to interact daily with patrons, partners, the public, and potential donors
  • Knowledge of information technologies appropriate to museum archival collections and digital libraries
  • Familiarity with database management, word processing, spreadsheet software, and web-based applications and technologies used in an archives environment
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and productively in a rapidly changing environment
  • Proven ability to prioritize work and meet multiple deadlines
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing
  • Knowledge of basic genealogy and understanding of general U.S. history

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree
  • At least two year of experience working in a museum, library, or similar non-profit organization
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills.
  • Experience working with Microsoft Office software applications.
  • Proven ability to establish positive working relationships with other staff, organizations, and patrons
  • Ability to lift and maneuver boxes up to 30 lbs.
  • General understanding of information technology applicable to online tools, networked applications, and social media

Desirable Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated experience planning and managing archival processing projects
  • Familiarity with a variety of metadata standards
  • Experience with working on collections management with electronic and born-digital records
  • Experience performing basic preservation techniques to archival materials (e.g. document flattening and repair, encapsulation, fastener removal, rehousing, humidification, etc.)
  • Master's degree in library science, museum studies, information management, history, or a related field
  • Three to five years' experience working in a museum, library, or similar non-profit organization
  • Knowledge of Central Minnesota history and more broadly Minnesota history

Pease send a letter of application, current résumé, and three references by mail to:

Tim Hoheisel, Executive Director
Stearns History Museum
235 33rd Ave. S.
St. Cloud, MN 56301

Or by email as a PDF to

No phone calls please.

Position will be advertised from August 8 through August 18, 2014. The final deadline for applications is 5:00 p.m. CDT Monday, August 18, 2014.

The Stearns History Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The mission of Stearns History Museum, the museum of the Stearns County Historical Society, is to "engage people in the exploration of the County's diverse heritage by providing connections to the past, perspective on the present, and inspiration for the future." Established in 1873, organized in 1936, and incorporated in 1974, the Museum has been accredited by the American Alliance of Museums since 1990 and became a Smithsonian Affiliate in 2013. It is one of only six AAM accredited museums in the State and the only Smithsonian Affiliation museum in Minnesota.

Located on six acres of the 100-acre Heritage Park nature area in St. Cloud, the main museum building is 23,000 square feet. The Museum's three-dimensional collection contains more than 20,000 artifacts and the archives contain 1,500 linear feet of material and more than 500,000 images. The largest county historical society in Minnesota, the Stearns History Museum engages its mission by collecting, preserving, and interpreting the history and cultures of Central Minnesota through exhibits, programs, and archives. For more information, please visit our website,

(Posted 8/12/14)

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Wisconsin Historical Society, Division of Museums and Historic Sites, WI

Flexible schedule at 20 total hours per week at $11.00 per hour, with hours available between 8:00am and 4:30pm Monday-Friday. Position will be part of a team that is preparing the Wisconsin Historical Society Museum's artifact collections for a move to an offsite storage facility. Duties will include, but not be limited to, the following:
  • Packing and inventorying artifacts: Assist with the packing and boxing of selected artifact collections. Reorganize existing shelving to accommodate boxed objects. Update locations in database as necessary.
  • Processing: Assist with the processing of new acquisitions and items found during reinventory so that they are properly documented for packing and moving. This may include numbering and imaging artifacts as necessary.
  • Catalog data entry: Update database with catalog information from physical files and cards. Reconcile discrepancies in object descriptions, histories, and identification numbers.

Candidates should be extremely well-organized, detail-oriented, and have neat handwriting. A good sense of humor and interest in history are a plus! Please apply by emailing a resume to Scott Roller, Collections Manager, at Applications will be accepted through Aug. 31, 2014.

(Posted 8/12/14)

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Johnson County Museum of History, IN

20 hours/ week

The Johnson County Museum is searching for a part time employee to fill an open museum assistant position. This person would report directly to the Director and work with the museum's staff and volunteers to update and organize the PastPerfect database, greet and assist visitors with inquiries, answer the phone and tend to the front desk, assist with curator with various tasks, maintain the museum's social media accounts, send out press releases, and create marketing material for museum events, programs, and publications. This is a Friday and Saturday position with the third day of work being flexible throughout the week.

  • Detail-oriented
  • Data entry skills
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Knowledge of Adobe Photoshop
  • A minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in history, museum studies, or a related field
  • Experience with social media and marketing plans
  • Basic knowledge of museum best practices for collections management and care
  • Basic knowledge of Wordpress website management

Primary Responsibilities
  • Provide administrative support and clerical assistance to museum staff
  • Enter collection data into the museum's database, Past Perfect
  • Prepare acquisition reports for review of curatorial and administrative staff.
  • Maintain all social media accounts including Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, and Flickr
  • Send press releases to media entities to promote museum events and programs
  • Create marketing collateral for museum publications and print materials
  • Assist with the design of exhibit labels and elements as directed by the curator
  • Work museum events as needed, including occasional evenings
  • Update museum website as directed
  • Assist with other tasks as needed

Review of applications will begin immediately. The position will be open until filled.

Send resumes and cover letter to:
Carrie Birge, Museum Director

(Posted 8/12/14)

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Chippewa Valley Museum, WI

Position Overview
The AAM-accredited Chippewa Valley Museum (CVM) seeks an energetic, experienced museum professional to serve as Director. The CVM Director has overall leadership responsibility for planning, operations, personnel, financial management and fundraising, program development, marketing, and community relations, subject to Board oversight. Employment is "at will."

About the Chippewa Valley Museum
  • AAM-Accredited regional history museum
  • Private not-for-profit corporation with 501(c)(3) status and a governing board of 15
  • Open year-round with approximately 22,000 visitors annually
  • Public program: exhibits, school services, programs and classes for all ages, special events, publications, digital programming
  • Principal website: Also: ChippePedia, an on-line encyclopedia
  • FY14 Budget: $852,299
  • 11 full-time equivalent employees, supported by 203 volunteers who recorded 9,966 hours in FY13
  • 33,000 square feet of facilities including 13,000 square feet of galleries, 6,860 square feet of artifact storage, and a library/archive
    • In 2014, CVM is completing an $800,000 gallery renovation including a new major exhibit, Changing Currents
  • 21,000+ three-dimensional artifacts in the Permanent Collection
  • 38,000+ photographs and other documents in Glen Curtis Smoot Library and Archives
  • 3 historic buildings
  • $935,672 investment/endowment funds held in the CVM Foundation

CVM is located in a large city park in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Founded as a sawmill town in the mid-19th century, Eau Claire today has a population of 67,500. For more general community information, start with Visit Eau Claire at and the Eau Claire Area Chamber of Commerce at

  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited four-year college or university in history, American studies, historical administration, museum studies or related field. Preferred: Advanced degree in one of these fields. Nonprofit management training or experience a plus.
  • Minimum of seven years of progressively responsible leadership experience in a museum or comparable non-profit cultural organization. Preferred: At least three years at a senior managerial level.
  • Knowledge of standards and best practices for professional museums and nonprofits.
  • Interest in, and experience researching, local and regional history.
  • Commitment to visitor-centered programs and community engagement
  • Commitment to quality
  • Proven leadership working for a nonprofit museum in an executive or fundraising capacity
  • Ability to provide strong leadership, vision and strategic direction
  • Demonstrated successful fundraising and grant writing experience.
  • Excellent verbal, interpersonal, organizational, and written communications skills
  • Knowledge of technology use in museums
  • Proficient with standard computer software and electronic communication and capacity for learning new software

Begin as soon as possible. Fulltime. Some weekends and evenings. Occasional overnight travel.

$4,373-$4,693 per month. Actual rate depends on preparation, experience and achievement. After a waiting period, position is eligible for available benefits. These currently include health insurance and paid leave as described in the Personnel Policy.

How to Apply
Send cover letter and resume electronically in PDF format to with your name in the subject line. Review of applications will begin 9/2/14 and continue until position is filled. We will invite a selection of qualified individuals to participate in the interview process, which may involve several interviews. Candidates will be notified of their status by letter at the end of the search. Finalists will be subject to a background check. An equal opportunity employer.

(Posted 8/12/14)

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Glen Ellyn Historical Society, IL

Executive Director Qualifications and Responsibilities

Glen Ellyn Historical Society Mission: To research, collect, preserve and present the history of Glen Ellyn and educate and engage the community in understanding the effect of its heritage on the present and the future.

Glen Ellyn Historical Society was established in 1969 and is a volunteer based organization allowing it to function with minimal paid staff. Volunteers provide docent staffing for Stacy's Tavern Museum and resource assistance to professionals and individuals by utilizing the Society's extensive reference, pictorial and artifact collection. Programs on the history of the Glen Ellyn community are offered throughout the year and are typically organized and often presented by volunteers. The Society operates a large gift shop and has published several books on local history with plans for future publications. The Society's membership currently exceeds 375 and it employs an Executive Director and three part-time staff.

Position Summary: The Executive Director serves as the chief executive officer of the organization, managing the day-to-day activities and operations, directing and coordinating the work of staff and volunteers. He/she works closely with the Board of Directors and committees while assuming the overall leadership role in guiding all administrative, fund raising, fiscal, and community-oriented activities and programs. The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors and is a non-voting member of the Board.

Essential Qualifications:
  • A minimum of 2 years as a professional in a management position in a museum or historical society, preferably in the Executive Director role. This experience should include budgeting and staff management as well as program development.
  • An understanding of finances including budgets, financial reports and investments
  • An understanding of collection best practices
  • Leadership skills including a demonstrated ability to recruit, motivate and manage volunteers and staff, as well as a history of Board interaction and strategic planning.
  • Excellent written and verbal skills including public speaking
  • Fund raising experience: Ability to plan, design and oversee fund raising campaigns and grant applications
  • Demonstrated ability to be organized, disciplined and a self-starter
  • Ability to develop a strong relationship with Glen Ellyn and agencies and individuals within the community (e.g. Village government, park district, library and civic organizations)

Other Useful Qualifications
  • A personality that encourages positive interaction with members, volunteers, staff and people in the community
  • The ability to solicit and close major donor gifts
  • Event planning experience
  • Basic computer skills (e.g. Word, Excel, Power Point) and experience using museum management software
  • Graphic arts experience
  • Experience with designing educational programs and working with youth
  • Network of connections within the museum field

General Responsibilities:
  • Be the public face of the Society and Stacy's Tavern Museum, establishing them as superior cultural institutions with a reputation for excellence.
  • Work with the Board of Directors and each of the committees to assure the mission, vision and financial goals of the Society are consistently met through activities and programs.
  • Prepare all materials for Board of Director meetings and maintains all official records and documents to ensure compliance with federal, state and local regulations
  • Work with the appropriate committees to assure financial and membership growth.
  • Work with the Fund Raising & Resource Development Committee to develop and execute fund raising strategies.
  • Work with Finance Committee to prepare budgets prior to presentation to the Board of Directors and ensure that the organization operates within those budget guidelines
  • Create an atmosphere that invites volunteer spirit and inspires members and others to give their time and talent to the benefit of the organization.
  • Prepare/supervise regular communications with members and the public through newsletters, press releases, the Society's website, and various electronic and social media.
  • Maintain a climate that attracts, keeps and motivates top quality people, both employees and volunteers. This includes responsibility for employing, controlling, compensating and discharging of all employees and volunteer personnel, subject to Board review
  • Provide leadership in developing educational and entertaining programs and exhibits.
  • Become well versed in the history of Glen Ellyn and an advocate for its presentation to the community
  • Work with the staff, volunteers, and committee to make Stacy's Corner Store a source of income for the Society.

Submitted resumes will be reviewed beginning September 15, 2014.
Please forward resumes to:
Jane Rio, Interim Executive Director
Glen Ellyn Historical Society
800 N. Main Street, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
630-469-1867 x101

(Posted 8/7/14)

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Mount Horeb Area Historical Society, WI

Seeking chief executive to assume responsibility for advancing our mission to celebrate and preserve rich ethnic and rural heritage of SW Dane County's Driftless Area, promote educational outreach, manage day-to-day operations of Museum and Archives, oversee budget, pursue granting/funding to ensure the organization's success. In 2013 MHAHS launched a Capital Campaign to build a new Heritage Center. Located 30 minutes W. of Madison.

Bachelor's degree in Museum Studies or Public Administration (master's degree desirable) with 5 years administrative experience. Full job description at

Applicants should include resume & letter addressing their strengths, challenges/opportunities of the position, salary requirements, & names only of 3 references. Submit to:, or, Wm. Thousand, Box 64, Mt Horeb, WI 53572. Deadline 9-15-14. Later applications may be considered.

(Posted 8/7/14)

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Washington County Historical Society Research Center and Archive, WI

The Washington County Historical Society Research Center and Archive (320 S. 5th Ave. West Bend, WI) is looking for a Research Center Assistant. The Research Center Assistant will keep regular scheduled hours, work with patrons, and help maintain and organize the collection. Basic knowledge of genealogical research and an understanding of library and archival standards preferred. Basic computer skills and experience working with people required. Specific training will be provided. An average of 10 hours per week- two Saturdays a month, most Fridays, and an occasional Wednesday. Pay is $9.00 per hour. Please send cover letter and resume to For a more detailed job description please visit

Application deadline is August 22nd.

(Posted 8/6/14)

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John Michael Kohler Arts Center, WI

The John Michael Kohler Arts Center, a dynamic visual and performing arts complex located in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, is seeking an experienced Advancement Associate to support the Arts Center's advancement operations with an emphasis on writing, research, and stewardship, including gift processing and grant reports. In a department of four staff, the Advancement Associate also participates in corporate campaigns and special events.

Primary responsibilities include researching, identifying prospects; writing background briefings on prospects (individual, foundation, corporate); writing/proofing drafts of proposals for submittal to government agencies, foundations, corporations, and individuals; tracking the status of proposals: maintaining records; handling reporting requirements; and assisting with drafting and preparation of written materials for special projects.

A Bachelor's degree in writing, art history, arts administration or other applicable field and three or more years of progressive experience in managing/preparing grants in the cultural sector is required. Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills plus organizational skills are mandatory. Proficiency in fundraising software and Microsoft Office is essential.

Send cover letter, resume, three writing samples, and references to Manager-Human Resources, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, 608 New York Avenue, Sheboygan, WI 53081, or E-mail EOE

(Posted 8/5/14)

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Peoria Riverfront Museum, IL

The Peoria Riverfront Museum has an opening for a full-time Membership and Facility Sales Coordinator. This is a highly visible position. Under the direction of the VP of Development, the Membership and Facility Sales Coordinator is primarily responsible for planning and executing the museum membership program for basic and entry level gemstone membership categories (member cultivation, acknowledgements, membership processing, meeting membership goals, tracking revenue and coordination of membership promotions, sales and activities) as well as promoting the museum as a venue for rentals, including, but not limited to, weddings, business receptions, and meetings.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Business Development or related field.
  • 3+ years of database management experience.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office and fundraising software.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and meet deadlines.
  • Positive entrepreneurial attitude.
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Ability to speak effectively and communicate the cultural and educational values of the museum to the public.
  • Must be self-motivated and be a team player.
  • Maintain solution focused approach to communicating and managing issues.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Prior membership program experience in a non-profit organization is desirable.
  • Sales, customer service or fundraising background is recommended.
  • Proficient in Raiser's Edge Donor Software

(Posted 7/29/14)

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Cranbrook Art Museum and Cranbrook Center for Collections and Research, Bloomfield Hills, MI

Cranbrook Art Museum and the Cranbrook Center for Collections and Research are accepting applications for a joint Head Registrar position. This is a unique opportunity for an experienced registrar to work with the collections and exhibitions of a leading AAM-accredited contemporary art museum and the historic collections and architecture that comprise Cranbrook's world-renowned campus.

Cranbrook Art Museum is an integral part of Cranbrook Academy of Art, a community of Artists-in-Residence and graduate-level students of art, design, and architecture. In 2011, the Museum completed a $22M construction project, which realized not only the restoration of its landmark Eliel Saarinen-designed building and the installation of a state-of-the-art climate-control system, but also the addition of a new 30,000 square-foot Collections Wing. The Museum's collections and temporary exhibition program are the focus of the Head Registrar's work at the Museum. The collections are comprised of 6,000 objects from the Arts and Crafts Movement to the present, including the restored Art Deco house-museum Saarinen House; temporary exhibitions focus on the leading-edge of contemporary art, architecture, craft, and design.

The Cranbrook Center for Collections and Research, which includes Cranbrook Archives, centralizes Cranbrook's 110-year story and offers intellectual engagement with its collections and legacy. While the majority of these collections are part of the Institute of Science, Art Museum, or Archives, Cranbrook still has a wealth of objects that fall outside these three established collections. These "Cultural Properties" include the Saarinen-designed furniture in the Cranbrook Schools, the vast decorative arts and fine art collections in Cranbrook House (the founders' 1908-manor home designed by Albert Kahn), outdoor sculpture and stonework, and the artist-designed gates that populate Cranbrook's campus. Publically launched in 2012, the Center's broadly defined mission includes the management, curatorial leadership, and interpretation of these Cultural Properties as well as Cranbrook's historic architecture (most notably Cranbrook House and Saarinen House). The Center's offices are housed within the Art Museum, where it is able to take full advantage of the Collections Wing. The management of Cranbrook's Cultural Properties is the focus of the Head Registrar's work for the Center.

The Head Registrar reports directly to the Art Museum's Director (who also serves as the Center's Director) and works collaboratively with the staffs of the Art Museum and the Center. In addition to all responsibilities related to the management of the Museum's collections and loans (including those associated with its temporary exhibitions, accessions and deaccessions, outdoor sculpture collection, and Saarinen House) and Cranbrook's Cultural Properties—ensuring that objects are handled and installed in accordance with the field's highest standards of care and preservation—some key responsibilities include working with Campus Public Safety to oversee the Museum's security systems and taking an active role in the security of Cultural Properties campus-wide; working with Cranbrook Facilities to oversee the Museum's climate control system; managing the collections management database system used for Museum and Cultural Properties collections (TMS by Gallery Systems), including the development and implementation of a public web-based interface; organizing and controlling all art storage vaults in the Collections Wing and storage areas for Cultural Properties across the campus; coordinating work with contracted conservators; developing policies and responding to inquiries concerning Rights and Reproductions; and coordinating Cranbrook's fine arts insurance coverage. The Head Registrar supervises two key positions—the Museum's Head Preparator and Exhibition Designer, and the Center's part-time Associate Registrar—as well as Academy work-study students and, as funding permits, the Museum's temporary Registrar Assistants.

The ideal candidate will have a Master's degree in Museum Studies, Art History, or a related field; eight years of professional experience in a registrar's office that includes experience in records management, art transport arrangements, accessioning and deaccessioning, loan management, exhibition management, database management (TMS preferred), strong computer skills, and administrative and supervisory experience; and a thorough understanding of accepted museum registration practices, art handling techniques, US customs and copyright laws, and risk management practices and standards. The position demands attention to detail and requires excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate with individuals both inside and outside the department, including senior Cranbrook employees, Trustees, and Governors. A valid driver's license with a satisfactory driving record is required.

The Museum and Center are a part of Cranbrook Educational Community, which also includes its Schools, the Academy of Art, an Institute of Science, and Cranbrook House & Gardens. Located in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, twenty miles north of downtown Detroit, Cranbrook's 319-acre campus is a National Historic Landmark that welcomes tens of thousands of public visitors each year to the Institute of Science, Art Museum, and historic houses. Cranbrook also is home to more than 1,600 students in grades pre-K through 12 attending Cranbrook Schools and more than 150 graduate Academy students.

For consideration, please submit a cover letter, résumé, work samples, list of references, and a completed Cranbrook Employee Application (which can be downloaded from the Employment page of our website at to: Cranbrook, Human Resources, P. O. Box 801, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan 48303-0801, or email Cranbrook offers a competitive salary and benefit package that includes medical, dental, life, and retirement. While Cranbrook will continue to accept applications until the position is filled, serious candidates are encouraged to submit their applications by August 22. Cranbrook is an equal opportunity employer and strives to provide a work environment that welcomes diversity.

(Posted 7/23/14)

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Canton Museum of Art, OH

Position Overview
The Executive Director has overall leadership responsibility for fundraising, staff supervision, planning, financial management, program management, marketing, and community relations for this non-profit museum, subject to Board oversight.

History and Museum Information
  • Established in 1935
  • Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums
  • 33,000 square foot space made up of 2 Major galleries, 3 smaller exhibition galleries, classroom space and a library
  • 1,400 works in the Permanent Collection valued at over $25 Million
  • Today, the Permanent Collection focus is American artist created works on paper, and ceramics from 1950 forward
  • $1.1M Annual Operating Budget
  • $3.8M Endowment, some of which is restricted for the purchase of art
  • Located within walking distance to downtown Canton and its Arts District
  • Metro area is comprised of 350,000 residents with a major industrial base and a number of Fortune 1000 companies
  • Is a lessee of the Canton Cultural Center, which also houses the Canton Ballet and Players Guild
  • Is an affiliate of Arts In Stark which manages the Center and handles an annual fund drive that contributes 25% of the museum's annual budget


Reporting Relationships
The Executive Director reports to the Board of Trustees and manages a total staff of 9 through three direct reports including the Finance Director, the Marketing Director, and the Development Director.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

Fundraising - Endowment/Development
  • Work with development director to strategize
  • Lead fundraising efforts
    • Exhibit specific campaigns
    • Annual Fund
    • Donor Cultivation
    • Work with ArtsinStark

Manage All Museum Activities
  • Leadership and Staff oversight
  • Financial oversight
  • Develop and manage multi-year exhibition portfolio
  • Board Involvement / Meetings
  • Strategic Planning
  • Accreditation

Represent Museum in Community
  • Regional partner outreach
  • Educational outreach
  • Community involvement

Candidate Qualifications
  • Background - A minimum of 5 years of senior level experience in an organization demonstrating leadership skills and team building activities. Preferred to include demonstration of fund raising and financial management.
  • Education - A bachelor's degree is required and a master's degree is preferred in liberal arts or similar field of study.

Salary will be commensurate with experience and benefits are competitive with the American Alliance of Museums reviews.

Application Process
Please submit the following via CMA's resume email
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume/CV
  • At least 3 references

(Posted 7/9/14)

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Cranbrook Center for Collections and Research at Cranbrook Art Museum, MI

The Cranbrook Center for Collections and Research is accepting applications for its 2014-2015 Resident Collections Fellow. This is a unique opportunity for an emerging curator with a passion for the decorative arts and architectural history to play a leading role in the preservation and interpretation of Cranbrook's diverse historic collections and built environment.

The Cranbrook Center for Collections and Research centralizes Cranbrook's 110-year story and offers intellectual engagement with its legacy. Publically launched in 2012, the Center encompasses the management and curatorial leadership of all of Cranbrook's collections, Cultural Properties, Archives, and historic architecture (most notably Cranbrook House & Gardens and Saarinen House). By preserving and interpreting the community's unparalleled landscape, architecture, collections, and archives, the Center provides memorable educational experiences and meaningful research opportunities for internal and external audiences. The Center's offices are housed within Cranbrook Art Museum, where it is able to take full advantage of the new state-of-the-art Collections Wing, including the Collections Seminar Room. The public operation of Cranbrook Archives, which is a key component of the Center, is located in a new space in the Lower Level of the Art Museum.

Reporting directly to the Center's Director (who also serves as the Director of the Art Museum), and working collaboratively with the staffs of the Center (including the Archives) and the Art Museum, the Collections Fellow will research collections and acquisitions and assist with the development of their documentation, storage, care, conservation, and inventory, as well as their display and interpretation within the context of the Art Museum, Cranbrook House (the founders' 1908 Albert Kahn-designed manor home) and campus exhibitions; develop and organize collections-based education programs for Cranbrook Schools; develop lectures and tours for regional audiences, including the Center's popular Day Away bus tours; help to staff the Archives' public Reading Room and assist with visiting researchers; develop the representation of the Center's collections and programs on the Center's evolving website and through the Center's blog ("Cranbrook Kitchen Sink"); and provide private tours of the campus, including both Cranbrook House and Saarinen House (Eliel Saarinen's 1930 Art Deco masterwork).

The Center's 2014-2015 Resident Collections Fellow will have the opportunity to work on two major projects: the documentation and interpretation of the nearby Frank Lloyd Wright Smith House (a Usonian home completed in 1950), including the development of an interpretative plan and tour script; and the research of Pewabic Pottery (Michigan's legendary Arts & Crafts-era ceramics studio) vases and tile installations related to both a new Art Museum acquisition (over 100 objects) and campus collections.

The ideal candidate should have an M.A. in art history or material culture (completion of M.A. coursework required), with an emphasis on late 19th- through mid-20th-century art and architecture and a specialty/interest in the decorative arts and design; excellent speaking, writing, and editing skills; attention to detail; strong computer skills (Microsoft Office and PowerPoint); and collections database experience (TMS preferred). Previous curatorial experience or internships preferred.

The Cranbrook Center for Collections and Research is a part of Cranbrook Educational Community, which includes its Schools, the Academy of Art and Art Museum, an Institute of Science, and Cranbrook House & Gardens. Located in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, twenty miles north of downtown Detroit, Cranbrook's 319-acre campus is a National Historic Landmark that welcomes tens of thousands of museum visitors each year to the Institute of Science, Art Museum, and historic houses. Cranbrook also is home to more than 1,600 students in grades pre-K through 12 attending Cranbrook Schools and more than 150 graduate Academy students.

The 10-month fellowship begins August 25, 2014, and ends June 28, 2015 (starting and end dates somewhat flexible). There is a possibility that the Fellowship may be renewed for a second year. $22,000 salary with a modest apartment in an historic campus building provided (no pets or smoking permitted). Applications reviewed until position filled with priority given to applications received by July 18.

Send letter (including Fellowship and career goals), résumé, writing sample, list of references, and completed Cranbrook Employee Application (which can be downloaded from the Employment page of our website at to: Cranbrook, Human Resources, P. O. Box 801, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan 48303-0801, or email Cranbrook is an equal opportunity employer and strives to provide a work environment that welcomes diversity.

(Posted 7/1/14)

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Dubuque Museum of Art (DUMA), IA

The Dubuque Museum of Art (DUMA) is seeking an Executive Director. The Director we seek will have a strong love, knowledge and understanding of art. This person will be a highly visible advocate for the museum, seeking opportunities to generate exciting programming that will increase community involvement and engage the art community. The Director will build substantive relationships with collectors, benefactors, and drive additional revenue.

Responsibilities include the general day-to-day management and operation of the museum in accordance with the strategic goals and policies established by the DUMA Board of Trustees. The Director supervises three professional staff members, reports to the Board of Trustees through its President and Executive Committee, and works in close collaboration with all standing and ad hoc committees of the Board. In addition to regular daytime office hours, this position requires night and weekend work.

Required Qualifications:
  • At least 7 years' experience in a museum as a senior staff member.
  • A Master's degree in arts (management, history, or related field) administration or related field preferred.
  • Knowledge and experience related to upholding professional museum standards for an accredited museum and for the preservation of a collection held in the public trust.
  • Demonstrated successful track record in grant writing, fundraising, and marketing.
  • Superior written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.

The Dubuque Museum of Art is the oldest cultural organization in Iowa, established in 1874, with a long history of serving a vibrant and supportive community for over 125 years. DUMA was accredited by the American Alliance of Museums in 2004. DUMA maintains a permanent collection of over 2200 works of art that concentrates on early 20th century American art, including a significant collection of original works by Grant Wood and Edward S. Curtis, and contemporary regional art. Open year-round, DUMA has 8,000 visitors annually, and offers an ambitious schedule of unique programs for the public including school tours, after school classes, adult programming and classes, exhibition openings, and gallery talks.

Candidates should send or email a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and letters of professional references to:

Search Committee
Dubuque Museum of Art
P.O. Box 1501
Dubuque, Iowa 52001-1501

Applications will be reviewed beginning July 18, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled.

(Posted 6/27/14)

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Denison University, OH


Coordinate and supervise a 2-year IMLS Museums for America-funded grant project to inventory, rehouse, and catalog permanent collections. Work with Museum Director and Evaluation Consultant to monitor the project timeline and associated work activities. Coordinate with Museum Director and Lead Data Specialist to review and reconcile existing legacy data and migrate legacy data in analog and digital form to a new collections management system (Gallery Systems EmbARK Collections Manager).


Collections Manager Duties
Monitor, implement and revise as needed work activities associated with grant-funded inventory and data capture. Devise and supervise improvements to object housing and organization of storage areas. Recruit, train and supervise student employees and interns to assist with inventory, photography, and rehousing. Prepare objects for exhibition and loans. Assist with installation of exhibitions. Maintain and oversee a program of preventive conservation including emergency preparedness, integrated pest management; environmental controls and data capture; security and fire suppression systems.

Registrar Duties
Create, organize and maintain documentation systems and protocols including procedure manuals, forms, legal documents, files, and retrieval systems associated with all aspects of object record keeping. Coordinate all aspects of borrowing and lending objects, including handling and/or packing objects, insurance coverage and claims, shipping arrangements, security arrangements, customs procedures, and incoming and outgoing loan records. Service requests for photography, image reproductions and permissions. Update object records with art historical and provenance information as authorized by Museum Director and visiting scholars.

Other Duties
Participate in collections strategic planning with the Museum Director, the Museum Advisory Board, and the University's administration. Work with Museum Director and Museum's Communication and Outreach Coordinator to facilitate access to collections for faculty/class visits and visiting scholars. Establish student work schedules, assign project tasks, process bi-weekly wage authorizations, semi-annual performance evaluations, and letters of recommendation. Coordinate with the Lead Data Specialist on the recruitment, training, and supervision of student interns who will assist with auditing, photographing, and rehousing objects in the Museum's collection. Prepare objects for exhibition and outgoing loans.

Perform other duties as assigned.

Report to the Museum Director.

Supervise student workers.


B.A. degree with 3-years experience in a museum or historic archives position where the duties included handling, storage, preservation, and documentation of three-dimensional objects. Proficient in MSOffice (Word, Excel and Powerpoint) and museum collections management and data processing systems (such as PastPerfect, and EmbARK Collections Manager). Broad knowledge of museum standards and practices, including accepted museum registration techniques, preservation principles and storage practices, security issues, environmental controls, and legal matters related to collections necessary. Strong communication and interpersonal skills, a commitment to continuing education and professional development, and with minimal supervision be able to plan and bring projects to conclusion on a timely basis.

Graduate degree in Museum Studies and/or related field experience; practical experience with Gallery Systems TMS or EmbARK. Some experience preferred in mount making, hanging and installing two-dimensional and three-dimensional artwork, as is the ability to lift and carry heavy weights and be comfortable climbing ladders.

Note — This is a two-year position.

(Posted 6/26/14)

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University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA

Reports to the Department of Museums and Collections; oversees museum collections; determines and plans exhibits; responsible for outreach to university faculty and curriculum support; supervises interns and volunteers; and interacts with donors and potential donors. M.A. in Museum Studies or related field plus at least one year of experience with similar responsibilities and supervisory experience required. Basic knowledge of PastPerfect museum software preferred. Bachelor's or master's degree in anthropology or history preferred. Criminal and other relevant background checks required. 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. The University offers an excellent benefits package including a vacation plan, employer sponsored retirement plans, health and dental insurance, and life and disability insurance. Application materials received by July 18, 2014 will be given first consideration. For more information or to apply, visit UNI is a smoke free campus.

(Posted 6/23/14)

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Lake County Forest Preserve District, IL

Temporary Position: 50 weeks
Hourly Rate: $9.00-$13.00/hr.
Location: Wauconda, IL
Application deadline: Open Until Filled.

Duties include: staffing the admission desk and museum store; conducting monthly and year end inventories in the museum store; assisting with product selection, purchasing, and arranging store displays; conducting visitor evaluations; assisting with the planning and staffing of facility rentals; assisting with the planning and staffing of special events, artist receptions and exhibit openings. The Visitor Services Assistant will be required to work weekends and some evenings. Additional information about the museum may be found at the website

Qualified applicants should have experience in museum visitor services. This could include experience: handling cash transactions, retail experience, event planning, or conducting visitor evaluation. Candidates should possess the customer service and communication skills necessary to provide a positive experience for the public, even during hectic environments. Must possess a valid driver's license.

Interest in Forest Preserve employment can be indicated only by submitting a completed Forest Preserve employment application. Applications are available at or at the Headquarters office, and must be returned to: Lake County Forest Preserve District, Human Resources Department, 1899 West Winchester Road. Libertyville, IL 60048, 847/367-6640. Applications are accepted only for posted positions.

The Lake County Forest Preserve District was created in 1958 and provides over 30,000-acres in a county-wide system of natural, cultural and recreational resources. Governed under Illinois law as a special purpose unit of government, the mission of the Forest Preserve District is to preserve a dynamic and unique system of diverse natural and cultural resources, and to develop innovative educational, recreational and cultural opportunities of regional value, while exercising environmental and fiscal responsibility.


Smoking is not permitted in our facilities.

(Posted 6/19/14)

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Image of a star #1137 GRANTS MANAGER
Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS), MN

OPEN TO: This job is open to all applicants.

LOCATION: History Center

SALARY: $4,267.00 monthly minimum - $6,179.00 monthly maximum. Salary commensurate with education and experience.

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

CLASSIFICATION: 18K Supervisory-Professional

HIRING MANAGER: Director, Historic Preservation, Field Services & Grants

POSTING DATE: June 5, 2014

DEADLINE DATE: Application materials received by June 26, 2014 will be considered first; position will remain open until filled.

SUPPLEMENTAL FORMS: Not required for this position.

DESCRIPTION: The Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS) seeks applicants for a Grants Manager to manage all aspects of the Minnesota Historical Society's external grants programs, including reviewing and awarding $6 million in publicly funded grants annually and supervising a team of professional staff.

RESPONSIBILITIES: 1) lead, manage, and ensure the rigor, fairness, honesty, integrity, and consistency of the Historic Preservation department's grant programs; 2) provide leadership to the Grants Office staff to achieve desired objectives; 3) serve as the Historic Preservation department's primary point of contact for grant committees, peer reviewers, and Executive Council; and 4) participate in the department's leadership team.

  • Bachelor's degree plus six years experience in grants administration OR an advanced degree plus five years experience in grants administration, with a degree preferred in business, public or nonprofit management, or a related field.
  • Direct experience in grantmaking (i.e., the review and awarding of grants), including knowledge in public funding, philanthropy and the nonprofit, education, and government sectors.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing, leading, and motivating a team of professional staff.
  • Strong analytical skills, including familiarity and experience with reading, writing, understanding, negotiating, and enforcing contracts.
  • Demonstrated experience in following budgets and exercising fiscal responsibility, including direct experience with digital or online grants management software (e.g., Fluxx) and financial management software (e.g., Munis).
  • Highly developed skills in project and process management, operation, and organization, with particular emphasis on analyzing, streamlining, automating, and documenting processes.
  • Strong customer service experience, with solid communication skills (written, verbal, and presentation).
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and collaborate across diverse disciplines, backgrounds, education, and interests.
  • Direct experience with state and federal laws and regulations related to public funding, nonprofits, and grantmaking.
  • Demonstrated ability to solve problems and to manage multiple priorities well and within deadlines.
  • Valid driver's license, willingness to travel, and ability to work evenings and occasionally weekends.

  • Advanced degree plus ten years experience in grants administration, with a degree preferred in business, public or nonprofit management, or related field.
  • Five years of experience in a supervisory role.
  • Knowledge of state and federal laws and regulations relating to history and historic preservation.
  • Knowledge of Minnesota history and prehistory.

Submit MNHS Application for Employment, (available at, 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]

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.

Applications will be acknowledged
No phone calls please

(Posted 6/6/14)

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Purdue University Black Cultural Center, IN

The Purdue Black Cultural Center invites applicants for Purdue University Black Cultural Center Program and Facility Manager. The successful applicant will possess knowledge of African American history and culture and have the ability to communicate that knowledge through programs, workshops, and facilitated discussions. He or she will be dedicated to helping underrepresented students maximize their potential and assist the broader campus community in developing cultural literacy skills. Work in partnership with campus departments to provide culturally relevant programs, and promote the development and success of traditionally underrepresented students in higher education. Support recruitment and retention initiatives for students of color. Facility management responsibilities include but are not limited to coordinating and maintain a safe, clean and efficient BCC facility.

Purdue Black Cultural Center
The Purdue Black Cultural Center (BCC) is a nationally acclaimed organization and treasured educational resource. It is a focal point for the African American experience and a force for cultural enrichment and intellectual growth at Purdue University and in the community. The Black Cultural Center is a place where the black experience in America can be explored, celebrated and shared. The center provides an environment that fosters cross-cultural exchanges and noteworthy research as well as artistic expression through music, dance, drama and creative writing.

  • Bachelor's degree required. Masters preferred. Three years of experience working with diverse student populations.
  • Demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity, inclusion and cultural competence.
  • Experience and knowledge in working with students of color in an educational setting.
  • Demonstrated experience in program development, group facilitation and strong administrative, organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Proven competence in managing multiple tasks and competing priorities.
  • Strong community building skills and record of collaborating with colleagues to support student success.
  • Ability to work effectively, both independently and as part of a team.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • The successful candidate must have the ability to respond respectfully and effectively to people of all cultures, in a manner that affirms the worth and preserves the dignity of individuals, families and communities.

  • Develop, implement, and administer co-curricular educational activities and student development programs including but not limited to Friends and Family Day, Difficult Dialogues, Art Exhibitions, Annual Awards program, etc.
  • Research best practices in student diversity initiatives and develop resources for the campus community.
  • Serve as a resource to students as they navigate their way through the campus culture, providing leadership on sustaining and enriching a campus climate that is welcoming to all members of the community.
  • Oversee the development and facilitation of information sessions, presentations and workshops related to the African American undergraduate experience.
  • Hire, train and supervise student employees, maintain electronic timekeeping records.
  • Collaborate with faculty and staff on cultural literacy programs.
  • Serve as a docent overseeing the development and implementation of cultural lectures and interpersonal communication between people from different cultures.
  • Oversee facility reservations and logistical support for programs held at the BCC, keep traffic counts and facility use statistics for monthly and annual reports.
  • Manage the repair, upkeep and custodial functions for the BCC.
  • Monitor acquisitions and property of the center including artifact collection, art displays and office equipment.
  • Develop strong partnerships with academic areas and the surrounding community in support of co-curricular cultural programs and activities.
  • Promote dialogue and discussion of African American history and popular culture.

Deadline for Application
Review of applications will begin on June 15, 2015.

To Apply
All applicants must apply on line

Hard copies of application materials can also be sent to:

Renee Thomas, Director
Purdue Black Cultural Center
1100 Third Street
West Lafayette, IN 47906

(Posted 6/3/14)

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Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science, IN

The Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science in Evansville, Indiana, is a leader among America's general museums and the premier museum in the Indiana/Kentucky/Illinois tri-state area. With a FY14 budget of $1.6 million and almost $10 million dollars in investments and endowments, The Museum's impressive holdings of over 30,000 artifacts include fine art, decorative arts, historic documents and photographs, and anthropological and natural history objects. The Museum's beautiful six-acre campus, situated on the city's Riverfront, also includes the stand-alone Evansville Museum Transportation Center (EMTRAC).

In February 2014, the Evansville Museum completed a $14-million expansion, adding 9,000 square feet to the existing footprint of the main building. The keystones of the expansion are the Eykamp Pavilion, with its grand two-and-a-half story atrium entrance, and the Koch Immersive Theater, a 360-degree domed projection venue with stadium-style seating for 68. This year the theater will offer five new shows for children and adults, spanning the science spectrum from astronomy to biodiversity.

The Museum enjoys a national reputation for its collection of contemporary American still life paintings and drawings, which is ranked among the finest in the United States. A full schedule of changing exhibitions complements the permanent displays. Most recently, "Evansville Collects: Contemporary American Still Life," exhibited selections from 16 private collections, representing 28 American still life artists. Each year the Museum offers a dynamic Artist Residency program, bringing artists from all parts of the United States to Evansville to teach a master class in conjunction with the presentation of a solo exhibition of their work. The Museum is also widely praised for championing the work of emerging American artists.

Visitors to the Museum's history displays are immersed in the daily life of early Evansville as they walk through the streets of a nineteenth-century American river town and peer into the homes and shops of the period. Additional galleries highlight artifacts and stories from the life of Abraham Lincoln, as well as Evansville's efforts on the home front during WWII. Transportation during the late nineteen through the mid- twentieth century is chronicled in the stand-alone EMTRAC building, adjacent to the main Museum building. Visitors of all ages delight in the large model railroad display, early motor vehicles, and in exploring EMTRAC's historic three-car passenger train.

Founded in 1904, the Evansville Museum is currently governed by a 41-member Board of Trustees and four Honorary Lifetime Trustees. The Museum has a dedicated staff of 11 full-time employees, as well as an active docent program that numbers over 30 highly trained volunteers. Membership revenues have increased considerably since the beginning of the expansion project, and the Museum serves as a significant draw for the tourism industry of Evansville and Vanderburgh County. With its dazzling expansion, the Museum is poised for dramatic growth in programming and attendance.

Evansville, Indiana was founded in 1812 in a valley along a scenic bend of the Ohio River. With a population of nearly 121,000 within the city limits, and more than 300,000 people in the metropolitan area, Evansville is the third-largest city in the state. The city is the cultural, medical, and economic hub for the tri-state region of Southwest Indiana, Southeast Illinois and Northwest Kentucky, and serves as the county seat of Vanderburgh County.

Evansville is the quintessential all-American city. In 2008, it was voted the best city in the country in which "to live, work, and play" by the readers of Kiplinger. The city enjoys a strong economy, variety of cultural amenities, educational opportunities and world-class healthcare facilities. It offers affordable housing, a very low crime rate, and an excellent unified public school system. Within the city, 13 neighborhoods qualify for listing on the National Register for Historic Places. Two universities are located in Evansville: The University of Evansville, a private university with just over 3,000 students, is nationally known for its theater program; and the University of Southern Indiana, a public university with over 10,000 students. In addition, in April, 2014, Indiana University announced it will build a new $70 million dollar medical school in downtown Evansville. The medical school will enhance the downtown area and complement both the Ford Center, a new 290,000 square foot multi-purpose arena and a recently announced new downtown convention hotel.

The region places a high emphasis on sports and physical activity. An extensive park system with 65 parks and 21 special facilities encompasses more than 2,300 acres of land in the city of Evansville and Vanderburgh County. A growing bicycle and pedestrian trail extends into adjacent counties and ties into the American Discovery Trail. The 70-acre Goebel Soccer Complex hosts soccer, football, and lacrosse events, and the popular Swonder Ice Arena offers a fitness center and skate park Several additional museums enrich the city's vibrant cultural landscape: the Children's Museum of Evansville; the Evansville African American Museum; and the Reitz Home Museum. Evansville is also home to the Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library, the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra, the Evansville Civic Theater and Willard Library, a private institution located in the downtown area.

The region also boasts a broad economic base known for its stability, diversity, and vitality. A number of corporations are either headquartered in Evansville or have a major presence there, including Mead Johnson Nutrition, Accuride Corporation, Berry Plastics, Old National Bank, and Vectren Corporation. Toyota Motor Manufacturing has a large assembly plant just north of Vanderburgh County. Sources: and Wikipedia

The Executive Director of the Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science must be a creative and visionary leader with an understanding of and passion for Museums and have the ability to serve as a cultural diplomat who will position the Museum as a major educational resource and tourist attraction for Evansville and the tri-state area (Indiana, Illinois, and Kentucky). Reporting to the Chair of the Board of Trustees, the Executive Director will be charged with leading the Evansville Museum with clarity of focus and a measurable impact in the region it serves. Customer service and excellence of visitor experience must guide all decision-making in this leadership role. The Executive Director will be the organization's chief spokesperson to both internal and external constituents, and its primary fundraiser, developing and achieving a plan to enhance long-term financial stability. The role will provide innovative direction in cultural programming, leveraging the Museum's site on the Ohio River, and collaborating with other museums and educations institutions. The Executive Director will have day-to-day oversight of all Museum operations and will use widely held Museum best practices in the care and stewardship of collections and in all matters related to Board governance. The Executive Director will also maintain a high professional profile in the community and will cultivate financial resources personally while educating, engaging, and energizing the Board of Trustees in its role as fundraisers, policymakers, and community ambassadors. He or she will maintain a culture of team building and open communication and futuristic thinking.

Strategic and Operational Planning
  • Develop and integrate a multidisciplinary cultural center under one brand to become a unifying cultural force for the City of Evansville with strategic direction that supports a strong vision of what the Evansville Museum of Arts, History and Science can and should be for the people of the tri-state region.
  • Implement and monitor a long-range institutional plan and vision in coordination with the Board and staff. Create a strategic operating plan and assume joint responsibility with the Board for its implementation, reporting progress towards goals regularly.
  • Provide innovative leadership for the enhancement of the Museum's programmatic, educational, and community development activities consistent with its mission.
  • Develop and foster an internal culture that maintains the highest standards for customer service and excellence of visitor experience.
  • Identify and implement plans to grow Museum attendance and attract a new generation of supporters.
  • Work closely with the staff to plan annual programming in tangent with an appropriate budget to fulfill the organization's vision and mission.
  • Develop a strategy to effectively mobilize and utilize volunteers in support of the Evansville Museum and its programs.

Management and Operations
  • Supervise the day-to-day operations of all departments and functions at the Evansville Museum, including facilities maintenance, visitor services, immersive theater, and ancillary space rentals.
  • Ensure that all patrons and visitors to the Museum's facilities and activities have a safe and high quality experience.
  • Direct all programmatic aspects of the Evansville Museum, including permanent exhibitions, temporary exhibitions, education and outreach programs, and community uses of various facilities.
  • Supervise curatorial activities, ensuring that purchase, maintenance and storage of all collections use the highest ethical standards and best Museum practices.
  • Direct administrative personnel relations to ensure an effective, collaborative team that understands accountabilities and achieves goals. Ensure that the Museum meets all legal and ethical obligations to its team and volunteers.
  • Maintain fiscal responsibility for overall budget, and ensure the most effective use of financial resources.

External Relations and Development
  • Serve as the public "face" of the Evansville Museum at various community events and serve as a strong civic cultural leader in a manner that enhances the Museum's reputation and standing in the broader community.
  • Guide the creation of a comprehensive development program and assume the leading role in fundraising, in consultation and cooperation with the board and community volunteers.
  • Effectively cultivate and maintain strong relationships with individuals, corporations, foundations, and government funders, both locally and nationally. Develop comprehensive plans that maximize contributed income.
  • Develop collaborative and strategic partnerships with regional arts and community organizations to advance the Museum's outreach into the tri-state area. Seek to be inclusive of the community's various multicultural groups and people of all ages.
  • Interact with and stay abreast of the newest developments in the regional arts and culture community.

Marketing and Public Relations
  • Guide the revitalization of the public image and increased brand awareness of the organization, clearly articulating and communicating its mission, vision, programs and impact.
  • Develop marketing and public relations programs that achieve earned income goals from admission fees and memberships while enhancing brand awareness.
  • Act as primary spokesperson for the Evansville Museum with artists, government agencies, corporations, foundations, arts organizations, cultural centers, and other stakeholders.
  • Interface with other regional art organizations to promote arts and culture as a major attraction to the area.
  • Communicate the activities of the organization to the public through the media and at public speaking engagements, as needed.

Governance and Financial Management
  • Utilize the talents and resources of the Board, stimulate involvement, assist in the recruitment of new members, and work closely with the Board and finance staff to ensure the fiscal health of the organization.
  • Maintain effective communications with the Board Chair, Chairman Emeritus, Board of Trustees, and management team.
  • Assist in Board prospect identification, cultivation and recruitment.
  • Orient, educate and engage Board members to maximize their effectiveness,
  • Establish with the Board all fiscal policies and procedures necessary to support financial control and effectiveness of the Evansville Museum.

The successful candidate will be a results-driven, visionary leader with strong self-management skills and the highest level of personal accountability and integrity. The successful candidate will possess a consensus-building management style, diplomacy and tact, strategic thinking and problem-solving skills, and be an effective decision-maker. The successful candidate must be energetic, inspiring, accessible, committed, and resilient as a leader and communicator within the organization and the community.

Qualified applicants must have a Bachelor's degree, with an advanced degree preferred. The position requires a seven-year minimum of senior management experience in a nonprofit cultural organization, with museum leadership experience preferred. This should include leadership in building a vision with necessary strengths in fundraising, fiscal management, facilities, marketing/public relations, personnel, and board/volunteer relations in multi-faceted institutions with high quality and regionally impactful programs. Excellent written communication and verbal presentation skills are required, and a natural ability to effectively interact with Board, staff, donors, patrons, volunteers, and the entire community in a positive, cooperative, and inspiring manner. Proficiency with standard computer software and electronic communication tools is required.

Competitive salary, health and dental insurances, vacation, and other benefits as the organization continue to grow and increase its impact throughout the region.

Please submit a letter and resume (electronic submissions preferred) with a summary of demonstrable accomplishments to:

Ms. Lee Kappelman, Vice President
Arts Consulting Group, Inc.
1718 M Street NW, Suite 283
Washington, DC 20036-4504
Tel: (888) 234.4236 Ext. 3
Cell: (410) 218.1953
Fax: (888) 284.6651

The Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science is an equal opportunity employer.

(Posted 5/19/14)

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Oberlin Heritage Center, OH

The Oberlin Heritage Center seeks applicants for the part-time position of Collections Manager. The Collections Manager manages, processes, acknowledges, catalogues, stores and cares for the museum's three dimensional objects, as well as its archival and library collections in accordance with professional standards to preserve them for education, outreach, exhibition and research.

Reports to: Executive Director

Duties may include but are not limited to:
  • Maintains collections database, collections records and correspondence, and Resource Center Library.
  • Coordinates the work of the Collections Committee and trains and supervises part-time Museum Housekeeper, Collections volunteers, and interns.
  • Assists in developing, reviewing and implementing collections and conservation policies, plans, procedures, and priorities.
  • Assists in planning and implementing safe storage and preservation of the collection.
  • Supervises access to collections for study, exhibition, publications, and research.
  • Conducts and assists with research, interpretation, special projects, and special events.
  • Conducts and interprets regular environmental monitoring for RH, temperature, and light levels and monitors historic buildings, cleans exhibits and artifacts, and addresses immediate cleaning needs when required, such as shop vacuuming in cases of water seepage, etc.
  • Other duties as assigned.

The position requires the candidate to:
  • Work to support the mission of the Oberlin Heritage Center.
  • Work within a historic site/museum setting according to museum professional standards.
  • Work independently under the direction of the Executive Director and in cooperation with staff, volunteers, and interns while managing multiple tasks within established deadlines.
  • Be energetic, personable, courteous, and professional in serving visitors and the community and have a professional appearance.
  • Pay attention to detail and be flexible, organized, prompt, and productive.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Training & Experience:
  • Undergraduate college degree with coursework and/or volunteer/work experience in museum studies, library science, history, and/or related fields.
  • Excellent administrative and organizational skills and effective written and oral communication skills.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office, e-mail, and photo editing.
  • Ability to be team and visitor service-oriented, productive, flexible, and sensitive.
  • Ability to do some lifting, climbing stairs, and maneuvering in tight spaces inside the historic buildings and on the grounds.

Desirable but not Required Knowledge, Skills, Training & Experience:
  • Object-oriented museum training.
  • Experience with PastPerfect Collections Management software and Powerpoint.
  • Advanced degree in related field.
  • Museum and historic site work experience preferably at an institution accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.
  • Experience and training in collections care and preservation.
  • Experience in grant-writing and fundraising.
  • Experience in training and supervising volunteers and student interns.
  • Experience in local history and genealogical research, handling research requests, and assisting patrons doing research.
  • Knowledge of Oberlin and its history, American history, and 19th and 20th century decorative arts.
  • Sewing skills and mechanical ability.
  • Previous paid and/or volunteer experience working for a non-profit organization.

Starting salary range: $14 to $16 per hour depending upon qualifications and experience

This is a 20-hour position with work schedule to be determined by the employee in cooperation with the Executive Director (hours would typically be between 9-3, Tuesday through Friday). Position includes occasional weekend, evening and off site duties. There will be a one-month initial training period and occasional subsequent professional development opportunities.

The Oberlin Heritage Center is an award-winning complex of historic sites, historic preservation organization, and historical society. It is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and certified by the Ohio Association of Non-Profit Organizations' Standards for Excellence program. The Center offers tours and sponsors public programs and activities year round and preserves, collects, and interprets the history of this nationally significant, diverse community located 35 miles southwest of Cleveland. The Oberlin Heritage Center is an equal opportunity employer.

To Apply: Send a letter of interest, resume and list of three professional references with contact information by e-mail to Include your surname and Collections Job in the subject line of the e-mail.

Application Deadline: June 20, 2014 or until filled.

Anticipated Start Date: August 5, 2014.

No phone calls and no walk-in inquiries.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

(Posted 5/9/14)

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Wade House Historic Site, Greenbush, WI

The Wade House Curator of Interpretation and Collections is a professional museum position with responsibility for the interpretation program at the Site, as well as the management and maintenance of the extensive artifact collections. The curator oversees limited term employees (LTEs) in the area of interpretation and stewardship in consultation with the Wade House Director. The position provides limited support to other areas of museum operations including but not limited to the museum store, guest services, and historic preservation and/ or general care for site facilities. The Curator attends and organizes meetings and presentations for school children, members of the public, donors, local support groups and professional organizations.

(Posted 4/29/14)

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Image of a star ARCHAEOLOGIST
Sanford Museum and Planetarium, IA

117 E Willow St
Cherokee, IA 51012

Job Description:
The Sanford Museum & Planetarium, an AAM accredited museum, has an opening for an Archaeologist position. The museum archeologist works with archaeological collections, works with teachers, students and the general public to implement programs that relate to our collections. Due to the size and nature of the museum, the position will also assist in general duties.

Duties include:
  1. Opportunity to direct Field Schools
  2. Edit the Northwest Chapter Iowa Archaeological Society newsletter and lead the amateur archaeology group
  3. Direct educational programs involving archaeology
  4. Manage the archaeology and paleontology collections and promote their use for teaching and research.
  5. Assist in grant writing as needed
  6. Assist in general duties of staff members, including receiving visitors, tending the museum shop, scheduling schools and other groups for museum programs and visits.
  7. Assist in planning and building museum exhibits
  8. Assist in caring for the museum's collections as needed
  9. Learn and continue to use our Geophysical equipment (Magnetometer) for ongoing projects
  10. Supervising college interns and volunteers

Job Requirements:
BA or BS in Anthropology, Archaeology, Museum Studies or a related field with archeology experience. Must have the ability to communicate effectively and be skilled in public speaking. Must be able to climb stairs. Must have the ability to lift and carry 50 lbs. Must have a valid Iowa drivers license with an excellent driving record.

How to Apply:
Send or email a letter of application, resume and references to:
Linda Burkhart
Sanford Museum
117 E Willow St
Cherokee, IA 51012

(Posted 4/28/14)

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City of Elmhurst, IL

Position Summary
The Exhibitions internship is an opportunity to be a part of the creative and public face of the museum. The changing exhibits program includes in-house produced projects which provide an engaging approach to interpreting history of Elmhurst and its surrounding community. Interns are teamed with staff members and exposed to a variety of projects and assignments in the development, production and implementation of the exhibits at the museum. The unpaid internship will be report to the Curator of Exhibits.

  • Recent or current college junior or senior, or graduate student in relevant field (e.g., design, museum studies, history).
  • Previous experience in museums preferred.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills including the ability to multi-task, prioritize, and be detail oriented.
  • Microsoft Office suite, Facebook and other social media experience. Basic graphic design experience is a plus.
  • Ability to lift 25 lbs and work with hands, stand on ladders.

Time Commitment: Approximately 16-20 hours per week, with occasional evening and weekend hours.

The Elmhurst Historical Museum is a convenient five-minute walk to the downtown Elmhurst Metra training station. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply immediately. Submit completed application and resume online at Successful completion of a background check is required. Internship is unpaid and open until filled.

(Posted 4/22/14)

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City of Elmhurst, IL

Position Summary
The Programs & Marketing unpaid internship is a dynamic opportunity, ideal for an energetic candidate interested in marketing, public relations, event planning, museum programming and education. Interns are teamed with staff members and exposed to a variety of projects and assignments in planning and implementing programs, and promoting these programs and related exhibits to a variety of media. The unpaid internship will be divided equally between Museum Marketing & Programming, reporting to the Community Programs Coordinator.

  • Recent or current college junior or senior, or graduate student in relevant field (e.g., marketing, museum studies, history).
  • Previous experience in museums preferred. Experience with children and adult museum programs a plus.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills including the ability to multi-task, prioritize, and be detail oriented.
  • Microsoft Office suite, Facebook and other social media experience. Basic graphic design experience is a plus.

Time Commitment: Approximately 16-20 hours per week, with occasional evening and weekend hours.

The Elmhurst Historical Museum is a convenient five-minute walk to the downtown Elmhurst Metra training station. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply immediately. Submit completed application and resume online at Successful completion of a background check is required. Internship is unpaid and open until filled.

(Posted 4/22/14)

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Naper Settlement, IL

Permanent Full Time

St. Paul, MN

Reports to:

About Exhibits Development Group:
Exhibits Development Group, founded in 2006 has quickly become the leader in the traveling exhibition organizers and distributors for the international museum community. EDG supports non-profits and leads a unique niche in the traveling exhibition field.

This is a full time position with benefits. Office hours are Monday thru Friday 8am to 5pm in EDG's Saint Paul, MN office. Occasional client and project travel (less than 10% currently) is expected.

Application Instructions:
To apply please email a CV and cover letter to

We regret we are unable to reply to every applicant. We prefer that you do not call the office for an update on your application. EDG will contact the ideal candidate(s) for interviews.

Job Description:
Exhibits Development Group (EDG) seeks an Executive Administrative Assistant reporting to the CEO, working closely in a one-on-one working relationship. The Executive Administrative Assistant serves as the primary point of contact for internal and external constituencies on all matters concerning the CEO. The Executive Assistant also serves as a liaison to senior management teams and other internal stakeholders; organizes and coordinates outreach and external relations efforts; manages and maintains staff and the CEO's calendars. The Executive Administrative Assistant must be creative and enjoy working within a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment that is mission and results driven.

The ideal candidate will have the ability to exercise good judgment in a variety of situations, with strong written and verbal communication, administrative, and organizational skills, and the ability to maintain a realistic balance among multiple priorities. The Executive Administrative Assistant will have the ability to work independently on projects, from conception to completion, and must be able to work under pressure at times to handle a wide variety of activities and confidential matters with discretion.

  1. Prepares and improves department correspondence, communications, reports and presentations. This includes executive presentations for Monthly Management Meetings, Sales Meetings and Board Meetings.
  2. Arranges business itineraries, coordinates travel and expense management.
  3. Manage the CEO's extremely active calendar of appointments; composing correspondence that is sometimes confidential.
  4. Plans, coordinates and ensures the CEO's schedule is followed and respected. Provides "gatekeeper" and "gateway" role, creating win-win situations for direct access to the CEO's time and office.
  5. Communicates directly, and on behalf of the CEO internal staff, clients, partners and others, on matters related to CEO's span of responsibilities.
  6. Researches, prioritizes, and follows up on incoming issues and concerns addressed to the CEO, including those of a sensitive or confidential nature. Determines appropriate course of action, referral, or response.
  7. Provides a bridge for smooth communication between the CEO's office; demonstrating leadership to maintain credibility, trust and support with senior management staff and other colleagues.
  8. Works closely and effectively with the CEO to keep her well informed of upcoming commitments and responsibilities, following up appropriately. Acts as a "barometer," having a sense for the issues taking place in the environment and keeping the CEO updated.
  9. Provides leadership to build relationships crucial to the success of the organization, and manages a variety of special projects for the CEO, some of which may have organizational impact.
  10. Successfully completes critical aspects of deliverables with a hands-on approach, including internal staff coordination and exhibition sales support to effectively lead each department.
  11. Prioritizes conflicting needs; handles matters expeditiously, proactively, and follows-through on projects to successful completion, often with deadline pressure.


Minimum Work Experience Required:
4+ years' experience supporting an executive level position

Specialized Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required:
  1. Great attitude and engaging interpersonal skills.
  2. Advanced PC or Mac skills: Word, Excel, and Outlook, Microsoft Project a plus.
  3. Strong attention to detail and follow-up, while working independently and proactively.
  4. Must possess excellent organizational and communication skills.
  5. Multi task: ability to manage several projects at one time in a fast pace environment.
  6. Customer service and strong verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills required.
  7. Strong sense of urgency and ability to work under pressure while maintaining professional demeanor.
  8. Ability to maintain confidentiality required.
  9. Excellent team player that collaborates and is resourceful.
  10. Ability to compile, analyze and present data and information.
  11. Knowledge of and/or interest in traveling museum exhibitions preferred.

Education Requirements: High School/GED, BA or BS degree highly desirable

EDG is a drug free workplace and conducts background checks.

(Posted 4/21/14)

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Naper Settlement, IL

The President and CEO will work with the Board to bring about visionary and strategic leadership for the museum; and work closely with the Naperville Heritage Society (NHS) Board of Directors and the Naper Settlement Museum Board. S/He will provide visionary leadership, revenue management, Board relations, external relations/community engagement, and general oversight of operations and staff.

Naper Settlement is in search of a dynamic, energetic, and visionary leader to help propel the mission of the Settlement forward. The next President and CEO will bring a genuine commitment to the community coupled with experienced leadership and an executive level skill set. The ideal candidate will have effective relationship building and interpersonal skills; prior experience in Board leadership and development; prior experience in working with quasi-governmental entities; best practices in institutional management; and a strong financial acumen.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and complete the online application at x/openings.

(Posted 4/8/14)

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Slover Linett Audience Research, IL

Slover Linett Audience Research is currently seeking candidates for an Associate position based in Chicago. The Associate is responsible for leading research and consulting projects across all parts of our work and directing qualitative and quantitative audience research projects. We are looking for candidates with significant expertise in arts & cultural organizations. S/he will be responsible for identifying the client's organizational and research objectives for the project, then directing the team in the design and implementation of research activities to meet those objectives. The Associate is typically the lead author of the conclusions and recommendations section of our research reports.

The full description can be seen at

This needle-in-a-haystack candidate will have proven expertise in four key areas:
  1. In the cultural sector
  2. In research (audience research, marketing research, or evaluation)
  3. In consulting (ideally having worked in consulting before)
  4. In communicating (written and verbal)

The ideal candidate will be a smart, energetic, and positive-spirited person with excellent research, team management, and presentation skills. A Master's degree and at least 8 years of work experience is strongly preferred.

Salary will be commensurate with experience. We offer a competitive benefits package of vacation, holidays, sick days, health insurance reimbursement, disability insurance, and profit sharing.

Please e-mail a cover letter (within the body of the e-mail) and resume to Cheryl Slover-Linett at Please, no phone calls.

(Posted 4/8/14)

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Image of a star CURATOR — ARCHIVIST
National Churchill Museum, MO

FLSA: Exempt Employee

Reports to: Assistant Director of the National Churchill Museum

The Curator-Archivist, National Churchill Museum, is responsible to the Assistant Director, National Churchill Museum, for managing, developing, and supervising all aspects of the operations of the Museum's collection, artifacts, exhibits, and archives. These responsibilities include: design, construction, and maintenance of exhibits; planning, coordination, and supervision of rotating and loan exhibits/artifacts with other museums; cataloging, archiving, and care of collections (archives, books, artifacts, photographs, film, recordings).

  1. Provide for the efficient and effective operations of the National Churchill Museum by planning, developing, and executing permanent and rotating exhibits; by processing (accession/deaccession), maintaining, storing and preserving the Museum's collections (artifacts, archives, books, photographs, film, recordings); and by maintaining gallery and exhibit areas in outstanding order under the supervision of the Assistant Director and in compliance with written and oral guidelines.
  2. Ensure access to Museum archives to students, scholars, and researchers is facilitated by maintaining all Museum archives in proper order and condition, by coordinating with Westminster College Librarian for access to/utilization of Reeves Library, as appropriate, by recording and publishing materials regarding the holdings of the Museum archives, by devising and implementing programs to publicize the Museum's archival holding (including the Museum website), and by soliciting and adopting appropriate suggestions from users to improve archival operations.
  3. Provide for the continued and efficient use of the Clementine Churchill Library by ensuring the library collection is maintained in accordance with proper library procedures, by monitoring all use of the Clementine Library by external and internal organizations, by scheduling necessary maintenance in a timely manner, and by recommending improvements to the organization and operation of the Clementine Library to the Assistant Director.

  • Track, oversee and monitors all artifacts and archives (loans and works in the permanent collection)
  • Record all movement of works in Past Perfect and artist/loan/donor files
  • Manage temporary exhibit program including: booking of exhibitions and or creating in-house exhibitions, shipping logistics, certificates of insurance through the college, and vendor logistics
  • Work with staff to establish and monitor budgets and schedules
  • Generate reports and status updates on project progress
  • Participate in regular staff and curatorial meetings
  • Create condition reports of incoming and outgoing loans
  • Supervise assistants, interns and volunteers regarding exhibitions and collections


Education: Master's degree in museum studies, public administration, or related field is required

Experience: Three to five years of museum curator experience is required; similar positions requiring exhibit development, collection/archive management may be acceptable.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Minimum three years of experience within professional, nonprofit arts organization working as registrar, preparator, exhibit designer or other relevant job
  • Able to prepare and maintain computer records in PastPerfect
  • Experience in preparing and maintaining a departmental budget is a must
  • Working knowledge of current museum technology and comfortable with performing updates and/or fixes to technology
  • Knowledge of best practices in shipping / handling of art work, museums registration methods
  • Knowledge of exhibit design is a must
  • Manage complex tasks with attention to detail and timelines
  • Skill in accurately organizing and recording information
  • Ability to manage several concurrent projects in different developmental stages
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Maintain correspondence with professionals
  • Capable of advance problem solving, identifying and resolving conflicts with schedules
  • Ability to maintain a productive, collegial atmosphere

To apply, please email the Director of Human Resources Lisa Reffett at

(Posted 4/4/14)

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Cleveland Museum of Natural History, OH

Summary: The Development Officer is responsible for managing the Museum's relationships with family and community foundations.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Identify, in conjunction with prospect research, foundations most appropriate for the Museum's mission.
  • Craft cultivation strategies for each prospect foundation, leveraging Museum staff and trustee relationships for site visits and other face to face meetings with representatives from each prospect foundation.
  • Draft grant proposals in a timely fashion gathering data from various Museum departments as necessary.
  • Responsible for writing compelling grant proposals that support the Museum's mission.
  • Manage the administration of all awarded grants, including grants through government programs like NSF, IMLS, and NIH.
  • Responsible for managing grant reports and submitting them on time.

Education and/or Experience:
  • Bachelors degree from a four year college or university in grant writing or related field; or three to five years related experience/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Proficient knowledge of Microsoft office products to include word, excel and PowerPoint.
  • Previous experience with proposal writing and grant administration preferred.

Other Qualifications:
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and written to diverse audiences.
  • Strong problem solving and listening skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail skills.
  • Ability to effectively manage and track multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Special consideration will be given to candidates who have experience with federally funded research programs.

Please send a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to:

Human Resources
Cleveland Museum of Natural History
One Wade Oval Drive, University Circle
Cleveland, Ohio 44106
No phone calls, please.

Job Announcement Number: 1416
Posting Date: April 2, 2014

The Cleveland Museum of Natural History is an EQUAL OPPORTUNITY, ADA EMPLOYER and a SUBSTANCE-FREE WORKPLACE

(Posted 4/2/14)

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Milwaukee Public Museum, WI

The Milwaukee Public Museum is seeking a collaborative, creative, and organized person to join the MPM team as the Director of Exhibits. The Director of Exhibits oversees the general operation of the exhibit program; including supervising a highly skilled exhibitions staff as well as managing all exhibit areas (permanent exhibits, temporary and special exhibits and exhibit maintenance). The position is responsible for effectively planning and coordinating all aspects of exhibit development, planning, scripting, design, production and maintenance to ensure MPM's exhibits achieve the highest standards of excellence in their content, technology, and aesthetics. He/she is responsible for the oversight and successful execution of all aspects of exhibit design and production, ensuring projects are on-time and on-budget. The Director of Exhibits works in conjunction and cooperatively with Curatorial, Conservation, Registration, Education and other staff to ensure appropriate feedback and front-end evaluation is integrated into MPM projects to propose and build consensus on issues such as content and pedagogy, visitor experience, object security, environmental controls and other such topics. In addition, he/she also coordinates the Traveling Exhibit program, including research into current exhibit availability and initial discussions and negotiations related to exhibit installation. The Director of Exhibits reports to the Senior Vice President/Academic Dean.

MPM is one of the oldest natural history museums in the United States. Established in 1882, the museum is renowned for its style of display. Created in 1890 in what is now known internationally as "The Milwaukee Style," the Muskrat Exhibit, designed by Carl Akeley, is the first natural history diorama ever developed. This style is now used in natural history museums the world over. With three floors of exhibits covering 150,000 sq ft, MPM presents exhibits that explore the relationship between human history and natural sciences in settings as varied as a Costa Rican rainforest, a Wisconsin glacier, a Woodlands Indian powwow, and an African watering hole.

The successful candidate must be highly familiar with both the fabrication and production of three-dimensional natural history exhibits as well as conversant with current exhibit and interactive technology in the museum field. He/she must be able to work independently as well as have experience leading and managing a team. Proven dependability and excellent organizational skills are a must. Excellent writing and oral communication skills, including familiarity with communicating complex design ideas through drawings, models, or computer renderings created by designers is required. This position interfaces with all areas of MPM; hence the candidate must have the ability to communicate and build consensus effectively in varying situations.

Education and Experience
Bachelor's degree (B.A.) or equivalent; Master's degree (M. A.) preferred; and four to ten years of related museum experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

To apply: Please visit If you have specific questions, please contact Judy Atkinson, Director of Human Resources and Labor Relations

(Posted 4/1/14)

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