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JOB TITLE
INSTITUTION
POSTING DATE
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John Michael Kohler Arts Center (JMKAC), WI
2/24/15
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Kalamazoo Valley Museum, MI
2/24/15
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Kalamazoo Valley Museum, MI
2/24/15
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Indianapolis Museum of Art, IN
2/23/15
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Indianapolis Museum of Art, IN
2/23/15
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First Division Museum at Cantigny Park, IL
2/23/15
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Port Washington Historical Society, WI
2/23/15
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Charles H. MacNider Art Museum, IA
2/18/15
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Koochiching County Historical Society, MN
2/18/15
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Minnesota Historical Society, MN
2/13/15
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Minnesota Historical Society, MN
2/13/15
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Minnesota Historical Society, MN
2/13/15
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Minnesota Historical Society, MN
2/13/15

New Britain Museum of American Art, CT
2/13/15
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Laumeier Sculpture Park, MO
2/11/15
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Mackinac State Historic Parks, MI
2/9/15
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The Pleasure Driveway and Park District of Peoria, IL
2/9/15
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Rochester Art Center, MN
2/4/15
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Dubuque Museum of Art (DUMA), IA
1/30/15
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Michigan State University, MI
1/28/15
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Missouri History Museum, MO
1/27/15
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The Frazier History Museum, Louisville, KY
1/27/15
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Chazen Museum of Art, WI
1/21/15

The Mariners' Museum, VA
1/21/15
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Saint Louis Art Museum, MO
1/20/15

Bass Pro Shops-Top of the Rock Museum, MO
1/20/15
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Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum, IL
1/15/15
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Krasl Art Center (KAC), MI
1/12/15
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Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA), MI
1/6/15
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Canton Museum of Art, OH
12/29/14
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Jewish Museum Milwaukee, WI
12/9/14
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Mackinaw City and Historic Mackinac Island, MI
12/9/14
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Mackinac State Historic Parks, MI
12/9/14
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Mill Creek Discovery Park, MI
12/9/14
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The Eugene Field House, MO
12/4/14
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Minnesota Historical Society, MN
12/2/14
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Minnesota Historical Society, MN
12/2/14
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Indianapolis Museum of Art, IN
12/2/14

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Image of a star CHIEF CURATOR
John Michael Kohler Arts Center (JMKAC), Sheboygan, WI

BACKGROUND:
Founded in 1967, the John Michael Kohler Arts Center (JMKAC) generates a creative exchange between an international community of artists and a diverse public of up to 220,000 annually (plus broadcast audiences). JMKAC makes real the power of the arts to transform lives and strengthen communities. The Arts Center serves as laboratory for the creation of new works; nurturer of interdisciplinary initiatives; originator of exhibitions and critical writings; steward of groundbreaking collections; presenter/producer of performing arts; educator; and community builder. In essence, the Arts Center is an explorer and catalyst that impacts artists and the public. Its inspiring mission, extensive award-winning programming, local/regional/national audiences, and strong involvement of underserved constituencies make it unique.

The Exhibitions/Collections Department of 12 annually curates 12-22 original exhibitions that are part of 2-3 broad themes exploring relevant issues in contemporary art. These series of exhibitions emphasize original installation works, new genres, other contemporary forms, and the work of self-taught and folk artists. The Arts Center is acclaimed for its 45-year partnership to preserve vernacular art environments and has developed an unprecedented collection of 15,000+ works that were once in jeopardy. Publications are developed to document series or individual exhibitions as possible and are exemplary in capturing the spirit of the work.

Working with 17 Community Partners, JMKAC's Connecting Communities program gives artists the opportunity to collaborate with underserved constituencies on the creation of large-scale compelling works. Among recent works, in 2014, JMKAC and two other nonprofits partnered to create a magical Culinary Art Car that reached over 25,000 in its debut weekend.

For over forty years, the groundbreaking Arts/Industry program has provided 2—6-month residencies for 16 artists annually, giving them 24/7 access to Kohler Co.'s Pottery, Iron and Brass Foundry, and Enamel Shop to create whole bodies of new work. Over 400 artists have participated in the program to date, among them Chris Antemann (OR), Susan Beiner (AZ), Jack Earl (OH), Molly Hatch (MA), Stuart Keeler (Canada), Sergei Isupov (MA), Beth Lipman (WI), Michael Sherrill (NC), and Tom Spleth (NC).

Performing/Media Arts programming includes 3—4 day Footlights residencies annually by up to 5 national/international companies, for example, Stephen Petronio Dance (NY), Esperanza Spaulding Trio (MA), Minh Tran & Company (OR), and Les Yeux Noirs (Paris) Other series focus on cultural heritage, contemporary music, theater, and documentary film.

Education efforts deepen the impact of other programs through an acclaimed arts-based preschool; introductory videos for exhibitions; lectures; tours; festivals; and programs for schools, universities, daycare centers, shelters, persons with disabilities, the elderly, and families.

The Arts Center has become a focal point of a major downtown revitalization phase one of which will open this summer with a 12-week contemporary music series. Another major project that is in a very early planning stage is the Art Preserve that will make the Arts Center's vernacular art environment collection available to scholars, artists, and the public year round.

Despite economic pressures, the Arts Center maintains free admission. It involves diverse artists in the breadth of its programming and works closely with its Community Partners. It has a 20-member Board of Directors, a full-time staff of 50 and a budget of $5.5 million. The Arts Center will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2017 with a spectacular yearlong celebration.

POSITION SUMMARY:
The Chief Curator reports to the Director and is expected to develop a creative, strategic vision for the Exhibitions/Collections Department; provide effective management of the curatorial staff; engage in cultivation and fundraising activities; and generate and carry out original ideas for major exhibition series.

Working with the Director, Deputy Director for Programming, two curators, and the full Exhibitions/Collections Team, the Chief Curator will shape a diverse, balanced exhibition schedule; conceive and curate original, innovative exhibitions; oversee the development of publications and touring exhibitions; maintain and strengthen JMKAC's regional and national professional networks; collaborate with other departments to encourage interdisciplinary activity; oversee the curatorial team; and work in a collegial and collaborative manner with peers in education, development, marketing/public relations, and visitors services. Working with the Director, Deputy Director for Programming, and Exhibitions Team Lead, the Chief Curator will assist in the development of departmental budgets and management of the exhibition schedule.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  1. Primary responsibility for the supervision and development of curatorial and collections staff.
  2. Editorial supervision of JMKAC's didactic materials and exhibitions- and collections-related publications.
  3. Research into the richness of exhibition content and that of related programming, with consideration given to availability of works of art, budget, strong public engagement, and potential to tour exhibitions.
  4. Oversee the development and execution of exhibitions with the Exhibitions Team Lead including the following responsibilities:
    1. communication (written, verbal) with artists, galleries, museums, as well as private collectors and other lenders
    2. coordination of shipping and other technical details with the registrars as needed
    3. oversight of installation requirements and exhibition design and layout
  5. Direct, assign, and oversee curatorial staff responsibilities relating to:
    1. the research and writing of interpretive materials in exhibitions—wall statements, labels, handouts, etc.—and for catalogues and other publications
    2. curatorial involvement in special-topic conferences as appropriate
    3. assisting development staff in seeking funding for Exhibitions/Collections Department
    4. collaborating with performing arts, education, and other staff as necessary on the conceptual development of related programming
    5. briefing of docents and gallery aides
    6. aiding the marketing lead in the development of marketing plans and publicity materials for each exhibition series

Qualifications:
The Chief Curator must demonstrate leadership and team-building skills and have the ability to think strategically while showing the highest level of excellence. The successful candidate will be entrepreneurial-minded and possess the energy and enthusiasm to reach her/his goals while creatively applying skills and techniques to solve problems. In addition, s/he will display integrity, be self-starting, well-organized, both big-picture and detail oriented, innovative, and capable of working under pressure and meeting deadlines.

Specific qualifications include:
  • Master's degree in Art History or related content area plus a minimum of 7 years curatorial experience;
  • Extensive knowledge of the emphases of JMKAC's specializations;
  • Exemplary curatorial record, including rigorous research and critical writing skills;
  • Excellent managerial, organizational, and administrative skills;
  • A heightened aesthetic sensibility and understanding of visual culture, as well as the ability to ignite excitement in diverse audiences;
  • Cultivation of collectors and potential donors and a willingness to travel in order to study and work with other museums' staff, collectors, and gallerists.

START DATE:
Summer 2015

COMPENSATION:
Commensurate with experience

PROCEDURE FOR APPLICATION:
Send resume and cover letter indicating interest, qualifications and list of 4-6 references to:

Diane Frankel/ Linda Sweet
Management Consultants for the Arts

Email only care of Christy Wall at mcawall2@gmail.com.

(Posted 2/24/15)

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Image of a star ASSISTANT DIRECTOR FOR MATERIAL CULTURE
Kalamazoo Valley Museum, MI

Full-Time/Part-Time: Full Time

Pay Rate: $51,285 per year

Position Type: Staff

Department: Kalamazoo Valley Museum

Job Summary:
Are you a dynamic and creative leader who creates positive energy in your environment and enjoys complex challenges? Do you have a passion for seeking new and innovating exhibits and developing and maintaining collections that are compelling and engaging to diverse patrons of the Kalamazoo Valley Museum? If so, then we may have the ideal job opportunity for you.

This position oversees the collections and exhibits departments of the Kalamazoo Valley Museum which is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. Reporting to the Director, the Assistant Director will hire, train and evaluate departmental employees; monitor and coordinate staff development and training programs, and plan, direct and evaluate the operational, financial and personnel activities of the two departments. In conjunction with the Museum's leadership team, this position will coordinate the implementation of nationally accepted best practices for collections management, policies and exhibition to maintain AAM accreditation standards. In addition, the Assistant Director will conduct research as it relates to the history of the region, information for cataloging items, exhibition themes, educational programs, develop recommendations on potential donations for the permanent museum collections and other related responsibilities.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Appropriate education, training, experience and talents are requirements for this position. An example of this would be a bachelor's degree in an appropriate field and six years of related museum experience.
  • Prior supervisory experience.
  • Knowledge of acceptable museum standards and practices
  • Knowledge and familiarity with collections management software, preferably ARGUS
  • Knowledge of acceptable museum collections practices
  • Knowledge of institutional policies and procedures
  • Knowledge of budgeting principles and practices
  • Skill in planning and directing the work of subordinates
  • Skill in oral and written communications
  • Skill in conducting research
  • Skill in managing a significant department within the museum

Work Hours:
40 hours per week. Friday evening, Saturday or Sunday hours will be required to be worked on a rotational basis with other museum staff.

Posting Date: 02/20/2015

Closing Date: 03/13/2015

(Posted 2/24/15)

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Kalamazoo Valley Museum, MI

Full-Time/Part-Time: Full Time

Pay Rate: $47,970 per year

Position Type: Staff

Department: Kalamazoo Valley Museum

Job Summary:
Do you enjoy using your analytical skills to evaluate the quality, historical significance and history of items and artifacts? Do you ensure the highest standards of care in the acquisition and maintenance of museum collections? If so, then we may have the ideal job opportunity for you.

This position reports to the Assistant Director for Materials Culture at the Kalamazoo Valley Museum which is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. Job duties include hiring, training and evaluating collections department staff; developing, recommending and managing annual objectives, plans and budgets for assigned organization codes; developing the museum collections by planning and implementing collections criteria; and reviewing, recommending and processing objects for donation, purchase and disposal. Additional responsibilities include providing physical and intellectual access to collections through loans, publications, research, collections based programs, outreach and response to public inquiries; providing maintenance, upgrades and knowledge of the database system with the ongoing goal of getting the entire collections on line and other related duties.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Appropriate education, training, experience and talents are required. An example of this would be a bachelor's degree in an appropriate field and four years of related experience.
  • Prior supervisory experience.
  • Knowledge of acceptable supervisory practices
  • Knowledge and familiarity with collections management software, preferably ARGUS
  • Knowledge of acceptable museum collections practices
  • Knowledge of institutional policies and budgeting principles and practices
  • Knowledge of conservation standards
  • Knowledge of identifying artifacts and their materials
  • Skill in planning and directing the work of subordinates
  • Skill in working with the public

Work Hours:
40 hours per week. Friday evening, Saturday or Sunday hours will be required to be worked on a rotational basis with other museum staff.

Posting Date: 02/20/2015

Closing Date: 03/13/2015

(Posted 2/24/15)

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Indianapolis Museum of Art, IN

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

The Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA) is seeking an Affiliate Gift Officer to build meaningful and successful relationships with members of the IMA Affiliates and secure substantive philanthropic support for IMA operations and programs. The IMA Affiliate Gift Officer will work closely with the IMA curatorial leadership and the Affiliate volunteer leadership to increase membership in IMA Affiliate groups and cultivate, solicit and steward major gifts from Affiliate members.

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

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

Indianapolis Museum of Art
Position Description

Job Title: Affiliate Gift Officer
Department: Development
Reports To: Major Gift Officer

Overview
Manage fundraising activities related to the IMA's membership program by serving as gift officer staff liaison between the Museum and its six Affiliate member groups.

Essential Job Functions
  1. Manage established portfolio of Affiliate member donors.
  2. Identify, cultivate, and solicit Affiliate members for major gifts.
  3. Develop and implement innovative techniques to increase membership in IMA Affiliate groups.
  4. Develop and manage the implementation of Affiliate policies and procedures.
  5. Oversee planning of Affiliate group programming and special events, in cooperation with Affiliate leadership, Public Programs, and the related curatorial departments.
  6. Work collaboratively with Design and Public Affairs departments to produce marketing materials and invitations promoting Affiliate group activities.
  7. Work closely with Finance department to ensure accurate recording of Affiliate group membership revenue.
  8. Produce monthly Affiliate membership reports and analyze membership trends in order to identify areas for growth.
  9. Oversee Affiliate group content on the IMA website working in coordination with Design and Public Affairs Departments.

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

Education and/or Experience
An undergraduate degree and a minimum of 7 years experience in volunteer management and major gift fundraising are required. The ideal candidate will have graduate degree in related field and experience in a cultural arts organizations and.

The Affiliate Gift Officer must have exceptional interpersonal skills and be able to communicate professionally and diplomatically with a diverse group of volunteers and donors.

Other Skills and Abilities
Skills are required in the areas of organization, computer, and customer service. The ideal candidate will have experience in Raisers Edge. Event planning skills, including ability to supervise and coordinate volunteers and event activities, are also required.

Physical Demands of Work Environment
The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Work environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the position. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

(Posted 2/23/15)

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

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

MAJOR GIFT OFFICER
(please specify "Major Gift Officer" in your subject line if you email your resume)

Reports To: Deputy Director of Institutional Advancement

Basic Work Week: 37.5 Hrs/Wk

OVERVIEW
The IMA Major Gift Officer will build strong, meaningful and successful relationships with current and prospect major and planned gift donors to the IMA, leading to a substantive increase in philanthropic support for IMA operations and programs. The IMA Major Gift Officer will work closely with the IMA curatorial and senior leadership and volunteer leadership to effectively identify, engage, solicit and steward donors for annual and special/campaign gifts at the level of $10,000 and greater and $25,000 to $50,000 and greater, respectively.

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

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

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

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

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

(Posted 2/23/15)

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First Division Museum at Cantigny Park, IL

Job Location: Wheaton, Illinois

Position Reports To: Director of Media, First Division Museum at Cantigny Park

About the First Division Museum
The First Division Museum (FDM) at Cantigny Park, part of the Robert R. McCormick Foundation, promotes public learning about America's military heritage and affairs through the history of the Big Red One—the famed 1st Infantry Division of the U.S. Army. It stands in tribute to all who have served our country in the armed forces. This Historic Vehicle Collection is operated on a managed basis to assist the museum in this mission. These vehicles appear in local parades, car shows, static displays and other related events. The museum's main exhibit hall transports visitors to the trenches of World War I, the beaches of Normandy in World War II and the jungles of Vietnam. Outside, tanks are displayed from every era, along with personnel carriers and artillery. The Robert R. McCormick Research Center, open to the public, houses the museum's library, archival and photo collections. Visit the First Division Museum at Cantigny online at www.FirstDivisionMuseum.org.

About Cantigny Park
Located in Wheaton, Illinois, Cantigny Park is the former home of Colonel Robert McCormick, longtime editor and publisher of the Chicago Tribune. He left this 500 acre estate as a gift for community. Cantigny Park is home to the McCormick Museum, First Division Museum, spectacular gardens, picnic grounds, nature trails, a Visitors Center with banquet and dining facilities, educational and recreational programs and much more. Explore Cantigny at www.cantigny.org.

Principal Function:
The Media Design Associate is responsible for digital design and social media to support and promote the First Division Museum's exhibits, programs, events, research center and historical projects. The Associate will maintain and update the website. Additionally, the Associate will manage the Museum's engagement with social media, generating and monitoring content. The ideal candidate will be an experienced design specialist with strong writing skills, a knack for technology, and an interest in history. The job requires the ability to manage multiple projects at once as well as work with and manage the expectations of stakeholders.

Principal Responsibilities:
  • Maintain the First Division website for accuracy, clarity and integrity. Update the site with general information, events, programs, temporary exhibits, digital archive, and special interest items. Design layout, graphics, animation, video, and sound content for the web. Assist and take part in planning for a website redesign. Familiarity with military and veteran culture to creatively engage our communities.
  • Manage and coordinate the First Division Museum social media platforms and measurement strategies for Facebook, Twitter, UStream, YouTube, LinkedIn, Pinterest and Instagram with regular engagement. Work closely with museum staff to portray a complete picture of our work to the public. Work within the guidelines of the McCormick Foundation Digital Strategy and collaborate with Cantigny Park, McCormick Museum and Cantigny Golf.
  • Design, write and edit the Museum's communications vehicles including marketing collateral, e-blast, digital and print ads, postcards, flyers, posters, buckslips, brochures, signage, invitations and other publications. Ensure that these products meet First Division Museum deisgn management and reputation guidelines. Write historical content for marketing pieces. Work with historian and educator for accuracy and authenticity.
  • Stay current with latest trends in website design, accessibility, and usability, and make recommendation for incorporating new features into the site.
  • Collaborate with Exhibits team on the use of digital tools in online and in-Museum exhibits. Provide expert advice.
  • Scan and prepare images for use on the web and in publications.
  • Support the production of LINK (internal newsletter), Bridgehead Sentinel (Veteran newsletter), and Cantigny Military History Series books as required.
  • Collaborate routinely with communications and IT teams on selected projects.

Position Requirements:
  • Graphic design experience in creating and producing communication materials (advertising, direct mail, brochures, etc.). Demonstrated skill in layout, graphic design and desktop publishing for publication and web. Established design portfolio showcasing versatile styles for both online and offline projects.
  • Bachelor's degree in Graphic Design, Communications or related field.
  • Interest in Military History of the United States Army (Museum topic: 1st Infantry Division) and the application of the history into social media in creative ways. Comfortable dealing with veteran and active duty military communities and individuals.
  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite: InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, and Microsoft products.
  • Knowledge and experience managing social media campaign tools (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube, Hootsuite) and implementing best practices.
  • Proficient in webpage construction and designing e-blasts (MailChimp). Demonstrated skill in HTML and CSS design.
  • Decisive and proactive; self-starter with ability to adapt to change and prioritize projects. Highly organized-can meet deadlines and keep track of details. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills-a team player. Creative thinker for program development and problem-solving.

How to apply for this job:
Interested applicants must submit a resume and cover letter at: MFResumes@McCormickFoundation.org

(Posted 2/23/15)

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Image of a star EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE PORT WASHINGTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Port Washington Historical Society, WI

JOB TITLE: Executive Director of the Port Washington Historical Society

REPORTS TO: Historical Society Board of Directors and the President

JOB STATEMENT: Oversee the total operation of the Historical Society and Exploreum, including marketing, funds, volunteers, and scheduling

PURPOSE OF POSITION:
The Executive Director is the chief executive officer of the Port Washington Historical Society, Inc., a 501 (c) (3) corporation and reports to the Historical Society Board of Directors. This is a new position created as part of a staffing plan designed to provide central leadership to advancing the mission and goals of the organization and the operation of the Port Exploreum.

SCOPE OF POSITION:
Duties will include leading all aspects of organizational development of the Port Washington Historical Society, including strategic planning, fiscal management, board development, membership and resource development, office administration, event coordination, and the supervision of paid staff and volunteers. The Executive Director will lead the Historical Society's fundraising efforts and build personal ties with potential donors to assure the future viability of the Society. The Executive Director will also be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Exploreum (museum) and will oversee the direction of programs, exhibitions and publications, and will be the public face and spokesperson for the Historical Society and Exploreum.

QUALIFICATIONS:
The Executive Director will possess the following characteristics and qualifications:
  1. Strong interpersonal skills to enhance the mission of the PWHS within the community and among individuals.
  2. Demonstrated background in strategic planning, fundraising, personnel supervision and evaluation, budget preparation and management, marketing and program implementation.
  3. At least a bachelor's degree in a related field.
  4. Show initiative, creativity and dedication to move the society forward in a sustainable positive direction.
  5. Effective communication skills both verbal and written.
  6. Ability to work equally well with board members, staff, volunteers and visitors in a mature and pleasant manner.
  7. A minimum of 4 years managing paid staff, as well as 2 years of experience supervising volunteer leaders.
  8. Strong computer skills in writing, time management, administrative and financial management. (knowledge of Past Perfect and donor management software desired)
  9. Experience working in a non-profit organization related to museums, archival, or historic sites is preferred.
  10. Working knowledge of websites, social media, and database marketing.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:
  1. Assures that the PWHS has a long-range strategy for advancing its mission along with annually updated goals and plans for achieving consistent and timely progress.
  2. Provides leadership in developing programs, projects and financial plans with the Board of directors and staff; works with the Board President to prepare the monthly Board meeting agenda, and carries out authorized plans and policies.
  3. Leads the PWHS in progressive museum management, strategies, historic preservation, exhibits and archiving for the Port Exploreum, Light Station and Resource Center.
  4. Responsible for day-to-day operations of the Port Exploreum by planning, developing and executing museum and visitor services including special exhibits, programs, collection management and tours.
  5. Works with the Board to recruit, develop and engage Board members to meet the current and future needs of the PWHS.
  6. Implements all policies and directives as set forth by the Board. Responsible for regular communication and feedback with the Board providing sufficient and up- to-date information that will assist the Board in decision-making.
  7. Oversees all fund development planning and implementation, including identifying resource requirements, researching funding sources, and the submission of grant request and funding proposals to ensure adequate operating funds.
  8. Works with the Board to prepare a budget and sees that the Society operates within budget guidelines.
  9. Ensures local, state and federal compliance with all not-for-profit regulation.
  10. Oversees staffing activities in the organization, including both paid and volunteer staff, including coordination of volunteer committees.
  11. Works with the membership committee to develop plans, objectives and strategies to build and maintain a strong membership base.
  12. Works with the Board Treasurer to assure quarterly and annual reports to membership are prepared and distributed.
  13. Develops and implements cost effective marketing plans and activities including the website content and the use of social media.
  14. Acts as the chief spokesperson of the Society by coordinating and collaborating with area community groups, schools and organizations as appropriate, and maintains a highly visible presence in the community.
  15. Any other duties as assigned by the Historical Society Board.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Full-time year-round position with salary, fringe benefits, and vacation time determined by the Historical Society Board.

EVALUATION:
Formally evaluated at least once per year with informal feedback throughout the year by the Historical Society Board.

SALARY: The salary range for this position is $50,000 to $65,000 with competitive benefits.

HOW TO APPLY: Contact President Jeff Morgan for an application at 414-491-9815 or slip418@live.com.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Completed applications must be submitted no later than March 13, 2015.

(Posted 2/23/15)

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Charles H. MacNider Art Museum, IA

The Charles H. MacNider Art Museum, of Mason City, Iowa, will celebrate its 50th year in 2016. In correlation with this year-long celebration, a special exhibit documenting the arts in North Iowa as well as the early beginnings of the Museum will be created. We are seeking an intern to create these exhibits and related materials as part of this celebration, in close coordination with the Museum Curator/Registrar. The services will be performed as an independent contractor over a 3 ½ month period during the summer of 2015. Compensation of $1500.00. Please visit our website at www.macniderart.org and click on the Opportunities link for further information. Resumes can be sent to: Edith Blanchard, Att: Summer Internship, MacNider Museum, 303 2nd Street SE, Mason City, IA 50401. Deadline to apply is March 20, 2015. eblanchard@masoncity.net

(Posted 2/18/15)

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Koochiching County Historical Society, MN

The Koochiching County Historical Society in International Falls, Minnesota is accepting applications for a full-time Director. The society operates the Koochiching County Historical Museum and the Bronko Nagurski Museum dedicated to one of the greatest football player of all time and a charter member the NFL Hall of Fame.

International Falls, Minnesota is one of the busiest border crossings in the United States and is adjacent to Fort Frances, Ontario, Canada. International Falls serves as the county seat of Koochiching County. Located near many recreational areas and Voyageurs National Park the region draws many visitors for outdoor activities such as boating, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, camping, hiking, golfing, snowmobiling and cross country skiing. The society serves as cultural amenity to this varied host of outdoor experiences.

Position Summary:
The 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. She/He works closely with the Board of Directors and committees while assuming the overall leadership role in guiding all administrative, fiscal, collections, exhibition, and community-oriented activities and programs. The Director reports to the Board of Directors and is a non-voting member of the Board.

Qualifications:
Master's Degree (preferred) or Bachelor's Degree in U.S. History, American Studies, Public History, or related fields and 5-7 years as a professional in a management position in a museum or historical society preferably in the Director role. This experience should include budgeting and staff management as well as program development. The successful candidate will possess:
  • An understanding of nonprofit finances including budgets, financial reports and investments.
  • An understanding of collection management and curation.
  • The ability to recruit, motivate and manage staff and volunteers as well as to facilitate Board interactions and planning.
  • Excellent written and verbal skills including public speaking.
  • Excellent computer skills and an understanding of standard computer software including museum management programs.
  • Ability to plan, design and oversee fund raising campaigns and grant applications.
  • Ability to develop strong community relations.
  • Exhibit planning, development, construction and maintenance.
  • Ability to design educational programs and work with youth.
  • Network of connections within the history, museum and related fields.

General Responsibilities:
  • Be the public face of the Society.
  • 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 and fund raising strategies.
  • Prepare budgets for presentation to the Board of Directors and ensure that the organization operates within those budget guidelines.
  • Communicate with members and the public through newsletters, press releases, the Society's website, and various electronic and social media.
  • Be responsible for employing, controlling, compensating and discharging of all employees and volunteer personnel.
  • Develop educational and entertaining programs and exhibits.
  • Become well versed in the history of Koochiching County and the surrounding regions of north central Minnesota and northwestern Ontario, Canada.
  • Be proficient in operations of the museum store and other income generating activities.
  • The successful candidate must have the ability to lift 50 lbs. or less on a routine basis and must be able to climb ladders, scaffolding and stretch to reach items. The candidate will also have the capability to acquire a valid Minnesota driver's license.

To apply, forward resume by March 27, 2015 to:

koochmuseums@gmail.com with "search committee" in the subject line

Or mail resume to:

Director
Koochiching County Historical Society
214 6th Avenue
International Falls, MN 5664
(218)283-4316

Candidates interested in the position can schedule and interview at the AAM meeting in Atlanta in April.

(Posted 2/18/15)

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Image of a star #1190 SALES ASSISTANT I
Minnesota Historical Society, MN

OPEN TO: This job is open to all applicants.

LOCATION: Split Rock Lighthouse

SALARY: $13.33 hourly minimum

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

CLASSIFICATION: 55L Service

HIRING MANAGER: Store Manager II

POSTING DATE: February 12, 2015

DEADLINE DATE: Application materials must be received by March 15, 2015.

SUPPLEMENTAL FORMS: REQUIRED (2)

DESCRIPTION: The Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS) seeks applicants for a Sales Assistant I to provide front line customer service to the clientele of Split Rock Lighthouse Historic Site.

RESPONSIBILITIES: 1) process admission and membership sales; 2) utilize product knowledge to assure profitable sales and assist with inventory control; 3) welcome, orient and receive visitors; 4) process sales of store merchandise; 5) follow site safety procedures; 6) study historical materials related to the site's interpretive programs and history; and 7) perform other related duties as apparent or assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Specialty store sales and cashiering experience.
  • Basic accounting and math skills.
  • Experience in stocking and displaying merchandise.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to work a varying schedule of 24 - 40 hours per week.
  • Ability to lift up to 25 pounds and be comfortable using a ladder.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Strong customer service experience and skills.
  • Positive public appearance and attitude.
  • Knowledge of retail display and marketing techniques.
  • Knowledge of Minnesota history.
  • Knowledge of the history of Split Rock Lighthouse and North Shore area.
  • Available to work entire season including weekends, from May through October, may include some winter weekends.
  • Experience with a Point of Sale (POS) system and cash registers.

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

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

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

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

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

Applications will be acknowledged
- No phone calls please -

(Posted 2/13/15)

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Image of a star #1189 INTERPRETER I
Minnesota Historical Society, MN

OPEN TO: This job is open to all applicants.

LOCATION: Split Rock Lighthouse

SALARY: $13.33 hourly minimum

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

CLASSIFICATION: 55L Service

HIRING MANAGER: Program Manager I

POSTING DATE: February 12, 2015

DEADLINE DATE: Application materials must be received by March 15, 2015.

SUPPLEMENTAL FORMS: REQUIRED (2)

DESCRIPTION: The Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS) seeks applicants for an Interpreter I to engage, educate and entertain visitors to the Split Rock Lighthouse Historic Site.

RESPONSIBILITIES: 1) interpret the historic site using various techniques to educate and engage visitors; 2) assist in the daily operations of the historic site program; and 3) provide customer service to patrons of the historic site and its programs.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Strong oral communications skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to listen to public and be responsive to inquiries and comments.
  • Demonstrated ability to understand and carry out written and verbal instructions.
  • Experience in teaching, museum interpretation, theater, storytelling or group leadership.
  • Experience working with diverse audiences of varying cultural backgrounds, ages, and abilities.
  • Ability to work outdoors in occasionally adverse weather conditions, stand for up to eight hours a day and climb stairs many times a day.
  • Must be able to work a varied schedule of three - five days per week, including weekdays, weekends, and holidays from May through October.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Some college course work in history or a related field.
  • Extensive knowledge and experience in teaching, museum interpretation, theatrical performance or storytelling.
  • Knowledge of Minnesota history and the cultural diversity of the state.
  • Knowledge of the history of Split Rock Lighthouse and North Shore area.
  • Experience with site-specific related skills — baking on a wood burning cook stove, ability to understand and explain mechanical functions of lighthouse equipment, hauling firewood, mopping floors, cleaning, etc.
  • Demonstrated strength in providing consistent, quality customer service.

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

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

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

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

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

Applications will be acknowledged
- No phone calls please -

(Posted 2/13/15)

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Image of a star #1188 INTERPRETER I
Minnesota Historical Society, MN

OPEN TO: This job is open to all applicants.

LOCATION: Mille Lacs Indian Museum

SALARY: $13.33 hourly minimum

STATUS & HOURS: Part-time, regular (312 annual hours) position. Weekly hours vary according to seasonal site needs.

CLASSIFICATION: 55L Service

HIRING MANAGER: Program Supervisor

POSTING DATE: February 12, 2015

DEADLINE DATE: Application materials must be received by February 26, 2015.

SUPPLEMENTAL FORMS: Not required for this position.

DESCRIPTION: The Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS) seeks applicants for an Interpreter I to engage, educate and entertain visitors at the Mille Lacs Indian Museum in Onamia, Minnesota.

RESPONSIBILITIES: 1) conduct various programs that serve diverse historic site audiences; 2) provide customer service to patrons of the historic site and its programs; and 3) assist in the daily operations of the historic site.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Strong oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to listen to public and be responsive to inquiries and comments.
  • Experience working with diverse audiences of varying cultural backgrounds, ages and abilities.
  • Demonstrated ability to master and apply a wide variety of interpretive techniques.
  • Demonstrated ability to master program information and program activities.
  • Demonstrated ability to speak in front of large groups.
  • Demonstrated ability to understand and carry out written and oral instructions.
  • Flexibility to adjust to changes in schedule and assignments.
  • Must be able to work a varied schedule of two - five days/week, including weekdays, weekends, and holidays, with the bulk of those hours occurring from April through October.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Some college course work in history or a related field.
  • Experience as a teacher or group leader working with children.
  • Extensive knowledge and experience in teaching, museum interpretation, theatrical performance or storytelling.
  • Strong customer service experience and skills.
  • Knowledge of American Indian arts and crafts.
  • Knowledge of Minnesota history and the cultural diversity of the state.
  • Knowledge of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe.

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

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

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

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

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

Applications will be acknowledged
- No phone calls please -

(Posted 2/13/15)

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Image of a star #1187 INTERPRETER I
Minnesota Historical Society, MN

OPEN TO: This job is open to all applicants.

LOCATION: James J. Hill House

SALARY: $13.33 hourly minimum

STATUS & HOURS: Part-time, regular (624 annual hours) position

CLASSIFICATION: 55L Service

HIRING MANAGER: Program Supervisor

POSTING DATE: February 12, 2015

DEADLINE DATE: Application materials must be received by February 26, 2015.

SUPPLEMENTAL FORMS: Not required for this position.

DESCRIPTION: The Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS) seeks applicants for an Interpreter I to interpret the historic site to visitors and to assist in the operation of the James J. Hill House.

RESPONSIBILITIES: 1) interpret the historic site to visitors in an educational and engaging manner; 2) perform admissions, sales, and reception services so all visitors are served, and accurately perform related clerical tasks; 3) receive, welcome, and orient visitors to the historic site in a friendly, professional manner; 4) study and master siterelated historical materials to enhance delivery of site interpretive program to the highest standard; and 5) assist in the maintenance and security of the historic site, grounds, and collections so that all are well maintained and preserved.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • High school education or equivalent.
  • Effective verbal and non-verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to extend courtesy and hospitality to all segments of the public, and the ability to inspire these in others.
  • Ability to operate a cash register/credit card system, telephone system, DVD player, projector, computer programs, fire extinguisher and similar equipment related to site operations.
  • Ability to lift and carry 30 lbs. to perform functions relating to tour program and event set up, and stocking sales area.
  • Ability to climb stairs, walk, see, hear, and speak English clearly to conduct tours through four floors of the house and communicate with a wide range of visiting public.
  • Ability and willingness to work a flexible schedule including weekdays, Saturdays, Sundays, holidays, and evenings.
  • Ability to meet standards of appearance for various program needs in a leadership role.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Experience in sales, admissions, reception, and related customer service positions.
  • Experience teaching, performing, or leading groups, especially in a museum or historic site.
  • Experience using a broad range of interpretive techniques.
  • Experience working with diverse audiences, especially children and school groups.
  • Knowledge of general site historic content: James J. Hill, his business career, the Hill family, social history and servant life, the site's construction, architecture, mechanical systems and interior design.
  • Knowledge of the general principles of restoration, preservation and handling objects.
  • Knowledge of general art gallery procedures and familiarity with MNHS art collection.
  • Historical research and source evaluation skills.
  • Knowledge of security, safety, and emergency procedures.
  • Mathematical accuracy for cash register transactions and organizational skills for filing materials.

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

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

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

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

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

Applications will be acknowledged
- No phone calls please -

(Posted 2/13/15)

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DIRECTOR
New Britain Museum of American Art, CT

New Britain Museum of American Art, near Hartford, CT, seeks Director for successful, expanding, AAM-accredited institution. $3M budget. Visitation: 100,000. Staff: 38. 14,000-work collection. Visit www.nbmaa.org. Creative, forward-looking strategic thinker. Art history graduate degree. American art experience desirable. Set strategy/direction for Museum. Articulate artistic vision, steward/develop collection, provide compelling/innovative exhibitions. Communicate vision/enthusiasm for art to varied constituencies. Proven fundraiser. Accessible/sociable/diplomatic. Well-connected in arts circles. Conversant in technology/digital media. About city: http://www.newbritainarts.org/ Details: http://museum-search.com/open-searches/#nbmaa-director Deadline: 3/16/15

(Posted 2/13/15)

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Image of a star CHIEF PREPARATOR
Laumeier Sculpture Park, MO

February 2015
Salary Range: $32,000-$37,500

Organization Overview:
Laumeier Sculpture Park is a living laboratory where artists and audiences explore the relationship between contemporary art and the natural environment. Founded in 1976, Laumeier is one of the first and largest dedicated sculpture parks in the country, making it an institution of international significance as well as a unique complement to the cultural landscape of the St. Louis region. Laumeier is a nonprofit, accredited art museum that operates in partnership with St. Louis County Parks. Programs are supported by the Regional Arts Commission, Missouri Arts Council, the Arts and Education Council of St. Louis and the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Laumeier presents 60 works of large-scale outdoor sculpture in a 105-acre park available free to the public year-round, and serves 300,000 patrons annually through temporary exhibitions, education programs, public events and sculpture conservation.

Summary:
Supervises the installation of art objects and or sculpture for museum exhibitions both indoors and outdoors; supervises and coordinates movement of sculpture; plans and directs the fabrication, installation and disassembly of temporary and permanent museum exhibits; supervises installation/disassembling of exhibits and sculpture; and responsible for facility operations. The Chief Preparator is a full-time, salaried position with benefits, reporting to the Executive Director.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Designs, supervises and installs/ de-installs indoor and outdoor exhibitions in collaboration with curatorial staff and St. Louis County Parks Staff
  • Performs conservation and maintenance on the Permanent Collection and works on loan to Laumeier
  • Supervises assistants, interns and volunteers, and trains for and assigns appropriate exhibitions and Collections tasks
  • Assists artists in fabrication and installation of indoor and outdoor work
  • Prepares detailed written reports regarding work performed and materials used in treating and maintaining artwork
  • Assists Collection Manager/Registrar in creating incoming and outgoing condition reports
  • Assist St Louis County Parks with annual maintenance of Ernest Trova Collection; including annual sculpture checks and initiating regular maintenance and repair
  • Manages Fine Art Shipping in collaboration with Collections Manager/ Registrar
  • Assists and participates in special events, festivals, opening receptions
  • Collaborates and maintains a good working relationship between Laumeier and St Louis County Parks Staff
  • Preparing and maintain departmental budget
  • Attends staff, curatorial and other meetings as required
  • Performs other related duties as required

Qualifications, Experience, Skills:
  • Handling, packing/unpacking, transportation and storage of works of art
  • Knowledge of exhibition design
  • Ability to operate light and heavy equipment
  • Knowledge and skills in operating heavy and/ or construction equipment such as chain saw, table saw, miter saw, impact driller/driver, hammer drill, trimmers, blowers, power washers and generators for example.
  • Knowledge of current safety rules and regulations pertinent to equipment utilized and job duties
  • Knowledge and skills in carpentry, electrical woodworking, metal working in regards to fabrication and construction
  • Knowledge of specific materials such as bronze, aluminum, steel, wood, concrete, fiberglas and stone preferred
  • Knowledge of concrete in regards to pouring concrete pads, patching and cleaning
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with colleagues, vendors, artists and partners
  • Ability to conduct conservation research as needed for Permanent Collection
  • Correspond with outside contractors to bid on maintenance, conservation and or restoration jobs
  • Preference given to candidate with reliable hauling type transportation to be used at job site

Education & Experience:
MFA in Studio Art or MFA in Sculpture preferred, 2-3 years work-related experience preferred

Physical Demands:
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 75 lbs. (i.e., load, unload and move supplies, medium to heavy weight tools and equipment)
  • Must be able to work outdoors year-round
  • May be required to perform tasks at varying heights (i.e., climb ladders, etc.)
  • Requires standing, walking, bending, stooping and reaching for extended periods of time, 80% or more of the workday is standing on feet
  • Ability to utilize computer keyboard (typing)

Interested candidates should submit letter of intent and resume to:
Attention Curatorial Team
pklspcur@laumeier.org by 5:00 PM
Friday February 27, 2015
No phone calls, please

(Posted 2/11/15)

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Mackinac State Historic Parks, MI

Mackinac State Historic Parks is a collection of historic and natural history sites in Mackinaw City and on Mackinac Island, Michigan. Our interpreters present Mackinac's rich history and natural resources to provide outstanding educational and recreational experiences for the public. Our visitors include school groups, families, bus tours, scouts, and individuals. Our positions include: historic interpreters (civilians, soldiers, sawyers, lighthouse keepers, American Indians), blacksmiths, and adventure tour guides. Individual male and female positions descriptions and applications found at www.MackinacParks.com/employment-opportunities-list/

Major Responsibilities and Requirements
All interpreters interact with the public through presentations, tours, demonstrations, and informal interpretation. Interpreters are generally outdoors or in historic or reproduction structures. We are looking for applicants with great attitudes who work well with their co-workers and the public. Interpreters are responsible for researching, organizing, and preparing their talks and information for presentations and for answering questions. They must be friendly, responsible, enthusiastic, outgoing, and organized.

Job Details
Positions work 5-6 days per week and 30-40 hours each week. Positions start between May 1 and June 1 and end from August 22 and October 11, 2015 (11-23 week positions). Costumes and uniforms are provided, as well as manuals, books, and on-site training. Affordable housing is available. Wages start at $8.15/hour. Applicants must be at least 18 years old.

Deadline for applications is April 1, 2015. Interviews start as early as the first week of March. Send cover letter, application (found online), and two letters of recommendation to:

Mackinac State Historic Parks
Attn: Katie Mallory
P.O. Box 873
Mackinaw City, MI 49701
231-436-4100
malloryk@michigan.gov

Our Sites include:
Fort Mackinac
Historic Downtown Mackinac
Colonial Michilimackinac
Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park
Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse

Individual positions descriptions and applications found at
www.MackinacParks.com/employment-opportunities-list/

(Posted 2/9/15)

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Image of a star PEORIA PLAYHOUSE CHILDREN'S MUSEUM EDUCATION MANAGER
The Pleasure Driveway and Park District of Peoria, IL

POSITION: Full Time

REQUIREMENTS:
  • Four-year college degree in museum education, education or a closely related field is required. Although a degree is preferred, extensive experience in a like position with similar duties or responsibilities may be substituted for all or part of the educational requirement.
  • Requires a minimum of two years of direct experience in an educational setting, ideally a museum or other informal education setting.
  • Must have excellent customer service, problem solving and organizational skills.
  • Must have knowledge and experience in creating and facilitating educational experiences in a science and engineering, art, history, early childhood and/or other related context. Must be comfortable working in all of these disciplines.
  • Knowledge of basic personnel supervision practices.
  • Knowledge of computers as needed for office work, including knowledge of Microsoft Office suite.
  • Ability to train, supervise and evaluate employees and volunteers. Create an atmosphere of teamwork and positive energy among staff and volunteers.
  • Ability to communicate with others clearly in person and in writing.
  • Ability to plan, organize, implement, supervise and evaluate educational programs.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously with a minimal degree of supervisory oversight.
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with co-workers, other park district personnel, vendors, and the general public.
  • Must be people oriented. Must continually demonstrate a customer-friendly personality while performing all duties in a manner that demonstrates reliability, initiative, tact and resourcefulness.
  • Must be able to work with children of all ages, as well as adults. Must show interest in children and families.
  • Must demonstrate an ongoing commitment to learning and innovation.

DUTIES:
  • Develop educational programs for a range of audiences, including infants, toddlers, young children, older children, teens and parents. Develop strategies for engaging parents and guardians.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with schools and community groups. Develop programs for school groups and teachers.
  • Create and manage off-site educational programming. Promote education programs and work directly with visitors to the Museum.
  • Collaborate with programming staff from Peoria Zoo, Luthy Botanical Gardens and other Park District staff to create educational programs in Glen Oak Park and elsewhere.
  • Help to train staff, volunteers and interns to work with Museum visitors. Develop policies and procedures for staff and volunteers working with education programs.
  • Manage special events and birthday parties as needed.
  • Evaluate programs and use the evaluations to inform program changes.
  • Coordinate with Operations Manager and other staff.
  • Follow and support all aspects of the Park District's safety program.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned.

OTHER:
  • Under the supervision of the Director of Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
  • Salary range: $33,000 - $38,000 per year.
  • Schedule consists of four week-days and one weekend day per week. Additional evening and weekend hours may be required.

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

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

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

The Peoria Park District hires without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, citizenship status, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, pregnancy, military status or unfavorable discharge from military service, protected veteran status or on the basis of any characteristic protected by law. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply. AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.

(Posted 2/9/15)

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Image of a star CURATOR OF EDUCATION & EMERGING ARTIST PROGRAMS
Rochester Art Center, MN

40 Civic Center Drive SE Rochester, MN 55902 www.rochesterartcenter.org

Reports to: Executive Director

Classification: Full-time, Exempt

Direct Report Personnel: Assistant Curator of Education and Public Engagement, contract instructors, and visiting artists.

The Curator of Education & Emerging Artist Programs oversees Rochester Art Center's visitor-centered approach to all art education programming, emerging artist initiatives, and public community engagement initiatives, including creating opportunities for all audiences to engage with contemporary art in meaningful and enjoyable ways. The Curator of Education & Emerging Artist Programs is primarily responsible for the development, implementation, and evaluation of all educational and emerging artists' exhibitions, support, and projects.

Qualifications:
  • Degree in art history, fine arts, museum education, museum studies, or related field. Master's Degree preferable.
  • Extensive knowledge of art history, studio art, art appreciation, and public engagement practices.
  • Understanding of current museum teaching strategies, learning theory, and best practices.
  • Curatorial interest and experience with emerging artists and exhibition installation process.
  • Experience in museum or arts education developing and planning programs.
  • Articulate verbal, writing, editorial skills, and public speaking experience.
  • Entrepreneurial with the ability to develop innovative and accessible art programs related to exhibitions, contemporary discourse, and current events.
  • Proven ability to work with diverse constituencies including schools, community agencies, health communities, social agencies, and cultural institutions.
  • Background in fostering universal access for arts and cultural organizations.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and aptitude to work with and inspire a team.
  • Inventive problem solver with ability to multi-task, work under pressure, and establish and meet deadlines.
  • Supervisory experience is desirable.
  • Must be able to work a varied schedule including some evenings and weekends.

Overall Responsibilities:
The Curator of Education & Emerging Artist Programs creates and manages a multidisciplinary education and curatorial program that nourishes the community's sense of curiosity, adventure, and imagination. S/he will curate a program in which the museum environs function as a site for art, thought, respite, investigation, and experimentation. The appropriate candidate will have passion and compassion for the community that RAC serves. S/he will recognize the pretense and preconceptions that often come with understanding the value and role of contemporary art and will demonstrate an eagerness to develop new working modes and language that are respondent to artists, artistic practices, viewers, and our specific place and time.

Job Duties:
  • Develop and implement a strategic plan for an education and public engagement program that reflects current global contemporary art practices and perspectives.
  • Curate the RAC's 3rd Floor Emerging Artists exhibition series and write original essays (4 annually).
  • With Chief Curator and Preparator design and install exhibitions.
  • In collaboration with the Executive Director, develop a common language and a strategy for discourse related to exhibitions to be shared with volunteers, interns, gallery attendants, and staff.
  • With Chief Curator generate original content and provide context for exhibition related programs, family guides, newsletters, and marketing.
  • Curate exhibitions and programs with various community groups: middle and high school, seniors, design and architecture groups, and others.
  • Create exhibition narratives and tour outlines each season for both adults & children.
  • Assist development department in targeting grants, identifying funding, and locating resources.
  • Coordinate and assist with budgets, grant writing, and calendars with appropriate staff.
  • With the Assistant Curator of Education & Public Engagement:
    • Plan, produce, and document Free Family Days and other Educational events for the museum.
    • Design activities that function with current exhibitions at the art center, current city-wide programs, and other pertinent arts-related events.
    • Oversee Total Arts Day Camp, Rochester Art Center's summer camp program, including hiring and training instructors, booking visiting artists, ordering supplies, and maintaining a balanced budget.
    • Direct two afterschool teen programs.
    • Form strategic alliances with teachers and administrators at area K-12 schools and strengthen relationships with faculty at local colleges through curriculum sharing or other joint projects.
    • Create and implement a new docent program.
    • Identify opportunities to partner with diverse community groups and under-served populations.

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

MISSION
Rochester Art Center offers the opportunity for all people to understand and value the arts through innovative experiences with contemporary art.

Please send a letter of interest, resume, and the names of three references to jlovelace@rochesterartcenter.org. No phone calls please.

(Posted 2/4/15)

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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.

Salary: $75,000

Required Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated successful track record in grant writing, fundraising, marketing, and capital campaigns.
  • Superior written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • 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.
  • A Master's degree in arts (management, history, or related field) administration or related field preferred.
  • Experience in a museum as a senior staff member, prefer 5-7 years.

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
701 Locust Street
Dubuque, Iowa 52001
Email: dsass@dbqart.com

Applications will be reviewed beginning February 28, 2015, and will continue until the position is filled.

Dubuque, Iowa is a vibrant community encompassing over 95,000 residents in Dubuque County. Dubuque is located in east central Iowa on the bluffs of the Mississippi River in an area known as the Tri-States region including southwest Wisconsin and northwest Illinois. It was designated an All-America City in 2007, 2012, and 2013. Learn more about Dubuque at www.cityofdubuque.org, www.greaterdubuque.org/gddc/relocate, www.dubuque365.com, and www.thonline.com.

(Posted 1/30/15)

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Michigan State University, MI

Department/Division: Community Education and Events

Michigan State University seeks a dynamic leader with significant museum experience to serve as director of its AAM-accredited science and culture museum. Founded in 1857 as part of the university's land-grant mission, the MSU Museum, museum.msu.edu, serves university and world-wide academic communities, scholars and public audiences through collections, research, exhibitions, public programs and services. MSU itself began as a bold experiment that democratized higher education and helped bring science and innovation into everyday life. Today, MSU is one of the top research universities in the world and the Museum reflects its broad, multi-disciplinary scope and commitment to excellence.

The new director will advance the Museum's mission of research, scholarship and public engagement, provide sound management and fiscal direction, and balance the unique needs and interests of multiple constituencies. The new director will obtain extramural funding, and strengthen university investment in support of scholarship, technology, education, exhibition and distance learning activities of the Museum. The new director will enhance collaborations among the MSU Museum, other academic units and other organizations where they intersect with teaching, research, exhibits, and public programs.

The MSU Museum has significant science and culture collections that include approximately one million specimens and objects in Anthropology, Natural Science, Folk Arts and History. It is comprised of 30 full and part-time administrative, faculty, curatorial and support staff. The public museum building contains exhibits, natural science collections, and office space. Additional science and culture collections are housed in three other campus buildings. The collections are accessible through multiple national and international electronic databases. The staff members are engaged in exhibition development, including a traveling exhibition service. They are involved locally, nationally and internationally in research, scholarship, the development of collections and electronic access to collections data. Staff members also work with diverse communities in research and programming. The MSU Museum is a CITES-registered scientific institution, and a partner with the Michigan Council of Arts and Cultural Affairs in select statewide programs.

The MSU Museum is administered by the Office of the Provost; the director reports to the Associate Provost for University Outreach and Engagement. MSU Colleges of Arts and Letters, Social Science, Natural Science, Education and Agriculture and Natural Resources/Extension provide funding and staff to the museum. The Museum cultivates and maintains interdisciplinary linkages across campus, particularly in college-based programs in the sciences, arts and humanities, and international studies.

The ideal candidate will have:
  • an innovative vision for a multidisciplinary university museum
  • extensive executive leadership experience in a museum
  • a proven record of sound administrative and fiscal management, and experience with accreditation and/or best practices in professional museum standards
  • demonstrated success in extramural grants, fundraising and growing membership base
  • evidence of successful collaboration with diverse stake-holders
  • a terminal degree in a discipline related and complementary to the work and collections of the Museum
  • a significant record of scholarship and research

For inquiries and additional information, contact the chair of the search committee, Professor Margaret Crocco (croccom@msu.edu).

Position is open until filled. Review of applications will begin on March 1, 2015. To apply, please submit a cover letter of interest, a full curriculum vitae, contact information for three references, and three representative scholarly publications through the MSU COMPASS application system https://jobs.msu.edu for job posting #0659.

Michigan State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women and members of minorities are strongly encouraged. Persons with disabilities have the right to request and receive reasonable accommodation.

(Posted 1/28/15)

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Missouri History Museum, MO

Department/Division: Community Education and Events

Duties and Responsibilities
The Missouri History Museum is seeking a Director, Community Programs. The Director of Community Programs is responsible for developing and implementing programs based on the Missouri History Museum's mission and facilitating dialogue regarding regional issues through programming. Will directly oversee year-long initiatives: Film Screenings, Genealogy, Thematic Series, and Twilight Tuesdays. Director will work with internal staff on projects and exhibitions as needed. Director supervises departmental managers, coordinators and audio technicians. Must be available to work nights and weekends.

Education/Skills/Experience
Master's degree preferred in History, Communications, Education, American Studies, Museum Studies, Public Relations or related fields. Experience working with community programs or museum education acceptable in place of Master's degree provided candidate holds a related Bachelor's degree. Ability to form productive partnerships with diverse community organizations. Superior writing and public speaking skills. Strong knowledge of St. Louis community.

Deadline to apply: March 1, 2015

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

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

An Equal Opportunity Employer

(Posted 1/27/15)

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The Frazier History Museum, Louisville, KY

This is an exciting opportunity for a visionary and mission-driven professional. The Frazier seeks leadership to guide the institution toward the next level of growth, success and action. The succeeding President and CEO will join a cultural and educational institution that is prominently situated in a vibrant community in the heart of Louisville's cultural center, better known as "Museum Row," and is poised to become one of Louisville's most attractive tourist institutions. Exciting expansion projects are underway and will be more fully advanced in the next 30-60 days. These projects will advance the Frazier toward additional prominence and visibility.

The President and CEO will work closely with the Board to realize the founder's vision and define a strategic plan for the museum. The next leader will also provide financial acumen, Board engagement, external relations/community engagement and general oversight of operations and staff. The position oversees an existing management team of six direct reports and will evolve and grow the leadership structure to meet the future needs of the Museum.

Founded in 2004, the Frazier History Museum is a world-class museum that provides an unforgettable journey through more than 1,000 years of history with ever-changing and interactive exhibits, daily performances by costumed interpreters and engaging special events and programs. The museum is located on downtown Louisville's "Museum Row" in a beautiful 100,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility originally called the "Doerhoefer Building," a late 19th century, Chicago-style commercial structure.

Frazier History Museum seeks a highly-energetic and dynamic leader as it prepares to enter the next decade of its history. The next President and CEO will bring both genuine commitment to the history of the museum and the community, as well as the ability to create and drive the museum's vision for the future. The successful candidate will have effective relationship building and interpersonal skills, prior experience in Board leadership and development, best practices in institutional management and a strong financial acumen. An understanding of the complexities of working in cultural institutions is preferred. Specific requirements can be found in the full Opportunity Guide (job description)

To apply, candidates must complete the online application at http://alfordexecutivesearch.applicantstack.com/ x/openings and thereon submit their cover letter and resume.

(Posted 1/27/15)

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Chazen Museum of Art, WI

The Chazen Museum of Art seeks an Asst. Dir. for Administration to oversee all aspects of general museum management, including financial. Bachelor's required, MBA preferred. Minimum of four years experience in administration in museum, arts or related field. Beautiful facility, great campus location and excellent state benefits. Please see PVL #81789 at www.ohr.wisc.edu for complete description details and application instructions. EOE

(Posted 1/21/15)

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VICE PRESIDENT OF COLLECTIONS AND PROGRAMS
The Mariners' Museum, VA

About the Museum:
For over eighty years, the history of the ocean and its relationship with humankind has been told and displayed in one of the largest maritime museums in the world. Founded in 1930 by Archer Milton Huntington, The Mariners' Museum, designated by Congress as "America's National Maritime Museum", sits in an urban oasis — the 550 acre park is now home to the 167-acre Lake Maury and the Noland Trail — a five-mile shoreline trail with fourteen bridges. Within the Museum we have 90,000 square feet of exhibition galleries, including the prestigious International Small Craft Center, and the award-winning USS Monitor Center. This state-of-the-art exhibition and largest marine metals conservation lab in the world houses 210 tons of artifacts from the Civil War ironclad Monitor, which were recovered from NOAA's Monitor National Marine Sanctuary. The Museum's own object collection consists of 32,000 pieces, with a focus on paintings, prints, and drawings; scientific instruments; figureheads; ship models; marine engines; and other forms of maritime art and material culture.

The Mariners' Museum Library and Archives is housed in the Trible Library located on the campus of Christopher Newport University, and includes more than 78,000 books; 800,000 photographs, films, and negatives; and over 1 million pieces of archival material, and the entire Chris Craft archival collection, making it the largest maritime library in the Western Hemisphere.

About the Position:
The Vice President of Collections and Programs is a key member of the Museum's senior leadership team and is responsible to assist in fulfilling the Mission, Vision and Guiding Principles of The Mariners' Museum by increasing attendance, public awareness, and popular appeal of the Museum's collections through exhibitions, education and outreach programs, online and print publications, and other interpretive methods while supporting and enhancing revenue-generating capabilities and maintaining fiscal responsibility for the Museum Collections and Programs division. The Vice President, Collections and Programs must adhere to the highest museological and academic standards. Reporting to the President/CEO, the Vice President of Collections and Programs is responsible for the administrative and managerial oversight of a staff of twenty-four, including the Chief Curator, Director, Photographic Services, Licensing, & Publications, the Director of Collections Management, the Director of Exhibits, the Chief Conservator, and the Director of the USS Monitor Center. This is an exciting opportunity for an entrepreneurial candidate further The Mariners' Museum's reputation as the nation's maritime museum.

Duties:
  • Provides leadership and coordination to plan, organize, and direct the activities of professional and non-professional staff in the development and implementation of interpretive programs and exhibitions over a multi-year time horizon.
  • Works closely with Conservation staff to provide leadership and direction with conservation efforts.
  • In conjunction with the Leadership Team and the exhibitions committee, plans exhibitions and related programming on a multi-year schedule.
  • In collaboration with the department heads, ensures that all educational and outreach programs of the Museum reflect the goals of enhancing public access to, and understanding of, the Museum's collections and resources by skillful interpretation.
  • Facilitates the creation of programs and ideas that enhance the visitors' experience.
  • With the department heads, develops and articulates ideas for programs that will engender support for the Museum and help facilitate funding from outside sources.
  • Works with the Chief Curator and Director of Collections Management to develop and implement a Collecting Plan to enhance the relevance, quality and reputation of the collections and keeping in line with the Museum mission.
  • Support the growth of image licensing and revenue generation.
  • Participates in the development of annual business plans and budgets, and ensures their successful implementation; monitors the use of all operating, restricted, and capital funds for the department.
  • As directed by the President, works collaboratively with other senior managers, as well as community leaders and museum professionals to increase awareness by constituents and donors to The Mariners' Museum. Required to initiate and to maintain external contact with civic organizations and other museum/cultural institution professional staff.
  • As directed by the President, represents the Museum at public, private and professional meetings that raise public awareness as well as the professional stature of the Museum and advance fund raising opportunities.
  • Working with the Vice President of Marketing and Development, fosters relationships with donors and prospective donors to secure gifts to the Museum.
  • Staff liaison to the Board of Trustee's Collection, Library and Programs Committee.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
  • Strong visionary, entrepreneurial, conceptual, strategic, creative, and leadership abilities required.
  • Awareness of target markets to increase attendance.
  • Broad and current knowledge of museum best practices, standards and ethics and proven leadership in the museum field.
  • Ability to network effectively for the organization, and interact beneficially with Board of Trustees, staff, volunteers, donors, community and other museums and cultural institutions.
  • Excellent managerial, planning and administrative skills; strong interpersonal relationships, written/oral communication skills, as well as familiarity with marketing, fundraising and grant writing; high level of presentation, negotiation, problem solving, strategic planning, and conflict resolution skills.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office, PowerPoint, and management database software.

Experience:
Minimum of ten years in progressively responsible management positions in a museum or related educational /research organization; at least five years at a senior management level.

Education, Licensure, Certifications:
Master's degree or equivalent in History, Museum Studies, Education, Business Management or related field required; PhD and/or advanced certification in Museum management preferred.

Conditions of Employment:
None.

(Posted 1/21/15)

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Saint Louis Art Museum, MO

The Saint Louis Art Museum is pleased to announce a 12-month museum fellowship that provides beginning professionals an opportunity to work throughout the Museum. The Romare Bearden Minority Fellowship, nearing its 25th anniversary, is designed to build a pool of outstanding minority professionals for work in the visual arts. The Bearden Fellow is fully integrated into the Museum with the opportunity to work with various departments, including learning and engagement, publications, curatorial, registrar and development. Specific assignments will be tailored to the Fellow's skill and the Museum's needs, but duties will include curatorial research, program development, teaching, and the writing of interpretive materials.

QUALIFICATIONS: To be eligible for the fellowship, the applicant must have completed at least one year of graduate school by June 2015 in art history, art education, museum studies, area studies or related fields. Applicant must have good written and verbal communication skills, be able to work independently and manage multiple assignments.

The Romare Bearden Fellow will receive a salary of $32,500, full time benefits package and an educational travel allowance.

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

APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 20, 2015

EMPLOYMENT DATE: July 20, 2015

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

FOR SPECIFIC QUESTIONS: Contact Renee Franklin at renee.franklin@slam.org; (314) 655-5437

SAINT LOUIS ART MUSEUM IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

(Posted 1/20/15)

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MUSEUM CURATOR
Bass Pro Shops-Top of the Rock Museum, MO

This position's most important responsibility is to create an engaging and exciting experience in the museum. The Curator is in charge of a managing the artifacts and exhibits and building up collections; often in specialty areas. The Curator will develop ways in which objects, archives and artworks can be interpreted, through exhibitions, publications, events and audio-visual presentations. This position will oversee purchasing exhibits, organizing exhibitions, arranging restoration of artifacts, organizing loans, identification and recording of items and dealing with enquiries. All these tasks require curators to work with other colleagues in conservation, education, design and marketing departments. In addition, he/she may conduct research and may lecture on findings or ongoing activities.

To View Full Job Description And Apply Click On The Following Link:
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(Posted 1/20/15)

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Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum, IL

POSITION: Full-Time

REQUIREMENTS:
  • Four-year college degree preferred. Extensive experience may substitute for all or part of the educational preference.
  • A minimum of three years working in a customer-service environment. Management experience preferred. Experience in hospitality, attractions, or cultural organizations preferred.
  • Knowledge of facility operations, including scheduling, programming and basic supervisory practices.
  • Ability to train, supervise and evaluate employees and volunteers. Ability to lead and collaborate with a diverse team. Ability to foster a positive work environment for this team.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • Excellent customer service skills, including the ability to identify and resolve problems. Ability to work with both adults and children.
  • Familiarity with computers as needed for office work; proficient in Microsoft Office.
  • Interest in children and families and in museums. Ongoing commitment to learning and innovating.

DUTIES:
  • With the Museum Director, develop operations procedures and customer service strategies for the PlayHouse, including opening and closing procedures, ticket-selling and retail store procedures, scheduling policies and procedures, and attendance-tracking.
  • Test and refine systems as needed.
  • Hiring, training, scheduling and supervision of admissions, retail, and floor staff and volunteers.
  • Day-to-day management of the daily operations of the PlayHouse, ensuring professional operation and appearance of the site during all public hours and events.
  • Maintain exceptional standards of customer service. Handle visitor concerns, comments, and complaints as needed, and communicate visitor concerns and comments to Museum Director.
  • Prepare schedules and conduct briefings with floor staff to keep them informed.
  • Follow all safety procedures that pertain to the duties performed.
  • Constantly evaluate, reflect on, and improve on operations procedures.
  • Manage special events and birthday parties.
  • Coordinate with custodial and maintenance services and personnel to ensure that museum is clean and safe and any issues are addressed promptly.
  • Coordinate with Education Manager and other staff to ensure a seamless visitor experience.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned.

OTHER:
  • Under the supervision of the Director of Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum.
  • Salary range: $35,000 - $42,000 per year.

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

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

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

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

(Posted 1/15/15)

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Krasl Art Center (KAC), MI

Organization Overview
The Krasl Art Center (KAC) offers exciting opportunities for achievement, growth and success in an established visual art center in a culturally vibrant community. Located in St. Joseph, Michigan overlooking Lake Michigan, KAC is 90 miles northeast of Chicago, IL and 80 miles south of Grand Rapids, MI. The KAC staff and teaching faculty are comprised of fun, creative and enthusiastic professionals.

The KAC has three public galleries, five studios, a library/lecture room, a black and white wet darkroom, a gift shop, a permanent collection of 40 works of sculpture and is accredited by the American Alliance of museums. The KAC offers thoughtful exhibitions, engaging classes and camps, community events such as the nationally ranked Krasl Art Fair on the Bluff and the Artisan Market, outreach opportunities, and cultural exploration.

The KAC strives to provide excellent experiences for all visitors while fulfilling our mission, Bringing People and Art Together. The KAC's varied audience base includes rural populations, second home owners, local families and retirees, community organizations and schools, along with weekend and summer tourists. KAC staff provides excellence, collaboration, innovation, respect and professionalism within all facets of organizational advancement.

Department Overview:
The Marketing & Events department guides the experience of all KAC patrons through the development and execution of branded and engaging marketing programs and events, including but not limited to the Krasl Art Fair on the Bluff, the Artisan Market, and other programs, events, sculpture collections, exhibitions and educational programs that support the KAC's mission of Bringing People and Art Together.

Position Summary:
The Events Manager is a growth-oriented role that works on the planning and execution of marketing & events at the Krasl Art Center including the Artisan Market, the George Krasl Memorial Concert, cultural trips, Studio Open House, Swinging for Sculpture golf benefit, and exhibition opening receptions.

This position supports the Director of Marketing and Events/Art Fair Director to administer the operations of the nationally ranked Krasl Art Fair on the Bluff.

The ideal candidate has keen attention to detail, is passionate about events and the arts and thrives in a fast-paced environment requiring flexibility and agility.

Primary Responsibilities
  • Work with key staff and committee to plan and execute the Krasl Art Fair on the Bluff and other events from start to finish.
  • Partner in the leadership of the volunteer core committee, co-lead and inspire volunteer event chairs and work alongside staff/volunteer event captains.
  • Create timelines, identify resources and responsibilities, and identify deliverables to execute successful events.
  • Plan and manage operational and financial aspects of all events, managing event budgets and ensure receipts and payables are up to date.
  • Work with staff, volunteers and external vendors to ensure proper event setup and takedown.
  • Negotiate contracts, order supplies and equipment, and work effectively with vendors.
  • Provide on-site support during events which require working non-traditional hours (e.g., nights and weekends)
  • Ensure communications are in accordance with Krasl Art Center standards and branding.
  • Administer programs within the nationally ranked Krasl Art Fair on the Bluff, including but not limited to the Krasl Bucks and Friday Night Kick off Party.
  • Stay abreast of best practices in festival/event management and apprise leadership accordingly.
  • Work to ensure the Krasl Art Fair on the Bluff receives high rankings in recognized surveys and publications.

Required Skills
  • Bachelors Degree in Event Management plus a minimum of 3 years of demonstrated success in planning and executing large scale events with multiple vendors, concessionaires, entertainment and volunteer committees.
  • Demonstrated experience designing and executing financially successful, unique and fun events.
  • Advanced experience with MS Office software.
  • Quickly able to learn and use new technology.
  • Impeccable attention to detail, strong organizational skills and time management skills.
  • Exceptional proofreading and communication skills.
  • Willingness to go above and beyond to deliver outstanding customer service.
  • Ability to be flexible and positive in a fast-paced environment with shifting priorities.
  • Able to build positive relationships with and collaborate with committee members and volunteers.
  • Experience with project planning software.

Preferred Skills
  • Personable, outgoing and demonstrated passion for events with a high degree of initiative.
  • Basic graphic design experience.
  • Certified Festival and Events Executive appreciated.

Reports to: Director of Marketing & Events

Status: This full time position requires evening and weekend work hours

Benefits:
Paid time off
Eligible for pre-tax medical & dental insurance
Business casual dress code in a creative & fun environment
Flexible work schedule as approved by supervisor

Physical Demands
  • Regularly sit for long periods of time; walk, bend over, stoop, and kneel
  • Regularly stand and walk for long periods of time sometimes in extreme outdoor elements
  • Regularly use hands and fingers to handle objects, operate equipment such as a 10-key pad, calculator, PC keyboard and mouse.
  • Regularly use hands and arms to reach, lift, move, carry, pull and push files/objects up to 50 pounds while sitting, standing, climbing or walking.
  • Regularly use eyesight for close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to focus.
  • Regularly use the sense of hearing.
  • Regularly speak clearly, using the English language.

To Apply
For the full position description, please visit us at www.krasl.org then email cover letter and resume to Julia Gourley, jgourley@krasl.org. No phone calls please. Review of applications will begin immediately.

(Posted 1/12/15)

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Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA), MI

Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA) is currently accepting applications for Curator. The Curator of UICA Exhibitions plans exhibitions, manages curatorial team, and oversees the production of content designed to engage audiences in the artistic programs. The curator serves as a representative of UICA to the regional, state and national arts community.

Required: Master's degree in art, design, museum studies, or related field; at least three years museum and/or gallery experience curating, organizing, and installing exhibitions; experience working in a collaborative environment and experience working independently; and public speaking experience.

Preferred: Five years museum and/or gallery experience curating, organizing, and installing exhibitions. For a complete posting or to apply, access the electronic applicant system by logging on to http://employment.ferris.edu.

UICA as part of Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University, an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer is committed to enhancing equity, inclusion, and diversity within its community. UICA actively seeks applications from women, minorities, individual with disabilities, veterans, and other underrepresented groups.

(Posted 1/6/15)

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Canton Museum of Art, OH

Position Summary:
The Canton Museum of Art (CMA) — one of Ohio's premier museums for an exceptional visual arts experience, attracting thousands of visitors each year — seeks a full-time Director of Marketing & Communications. This creative, energetic, and visionary individual will develop, implement, manage, and measure the Museum's strategic marketing, advertising, branding, and public relations. The Director of Marketing & Communications will be responsible for integrated marketing communications for all exhibitions, educational programs, special events, and other outreach efforts to increase the Museum's visibility and attendance. Duties also include developing strategies to broaden regional audience through traditional, web, and social marketing; increasing membership through targeted membership development and incentive initiatives; developing collaborative programs and relationships with local and regional arts organizations; and supporting and coordinating promotion with other Museum departments including education, development, curatorial and finance. The position reports to the CMA Executive Director.

Position Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Envision and lead strategic marketing and communications programs centered on the CMA Mission and Vision.
  • Establish and implement long-term strategic and short-term tactical marketing plans.
  • Plan, direct and generate content for all promotional campaigns for major exhibits, lectures, education programs, and special events.
  • Work with the Executive Director to enhance the Museum's brand platform and brand positioning across all communications. Work with all CMA departments in applying and maintaining brand integrity both internally and externally.
  • Serve as the Museum's creative director, planning and directing content and graphic design concepts for all printed materials and online communications.
  • Select and manage all agency and vendor relations, including marketing, graphic design, printing, and web services.
  • Craft all advertising and promotional copy for print and web use.
  • Maintain and develop media contacts; write and distribute press releases and media pitches.
  • Create media plans and execute media buys across a variety of print, broadcast, and digital media sources in the support of advertising plans.
  • Plan and conduct market research and audience surveys that can drive decision making across the Museum for marketing, education, and development.
  • Lead the Museum in growing membership. Create new membership promotions and special events. Maintain membership database and regular communications.
  • Increase Museum presence and audience participation on social networking channels.
  • Develop a new Museum website structure to allow easy management and engagement. Post regular web updates, including graphics and social media plug-ins.
  • Increase representation on digital media, entertainment, and cultural calendars throughout the region and explore new digital media opportunities.
  • Generate and manage the Museum's annual marketing budget.
  • Collaborate with Canton Museum of Art affiliate organizations to create marketing, creative, and public relations campaigns that increase their visibility and fundraising efforts for the Museum.
  • Represent CMA to collaborate with local and regional arts organizations for new programming and community arts events in the Canton Arts District and Northeast Ohio Arts Corridor.

Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in Marketing, Communications, Public Relations, or Museum Studies with a related field blending art/arts marketing. Master's degree in Arts Administration a plus.
  • Minimum five years of direct experience in marketing communications and public relations; Non-profit, arts, corporate, or agency experience a plus.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel; Adobe Creative Suite; Social media platforms; and working with website content management systems.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Proven experience using best practices in marketing (including related technology), public relations, graphic design, web marketing, and print production.
  • Excellent project management and decision-making skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; Must work easily with a diverse staff, board, and audiences.
  • Budget development and monitoring experience.

Other Desired Skills:
  • Excellent organizational, analytical, and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to exercise initiative, anticipate challenges and deliver solutions.
  • Ability to effectively coordinate and prioritize multiple projects, work with accuracy under a fast pace, and meet multiple deadlines.
  • Demonstrated capability of writing clearly and informatively, and to vary writing styles to meet needs of the communication platform and audience.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule — which may include some evenings and weekends.
  • A passion for art and advancing the CMA mission for dynamic exhibits and programming to entertain, excite, and educate through the visual arts.

About the Canton Museum of Art:
The Canton Museum of Art (CMA) is one of Ohio's premier museums for an exceptional visual arts experience, attracting thousands of visitors each year. CMA is recognized for powerful national touring exhibits; dynamic museum-original exhibits; an unrivaled Permanent Collection of American watercolors and contemporary ceramics; and innovative education outreach programs, in-museum classes, and workshops serving thousands of children and adults each year.

For Consideration: The position is full-time, and salary will be commensurate with experience and skills. CMA offers an excellent benefits package, including health, Rx, and retirement. Please send a cover letter, resume, and at least three professional references to:

ATTN: Marketing Director Search
Canton Museum of Art
1001 Market Avenue North
Canton, OH 44702

E-mail Application Materials to: employment@cantonart.org

No phone calls, please. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

The Canton Museum of Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

(Posted 12/29/14)

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Image of a star EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Jewish Museum Milwaukee, WI

Organization
Jewish Museum Milwaukee is dedicated to preserving and presenting the history of the Jewish people in southeastern Wisconsin and celebrating the continuum of Jewish heritage and culture. The history of American Jews is rooted in thousands of years of searching for freedom and equality. We are committed to sharing this story and the life lessons it brings with it, so that we may enhance the public's awareness and appreciation of Jewish life and culture.

Position Profile
The Executive Director provides leadership and directs policymaking, planning, organization, staff, and operations for Jewish Museum Milwaukee. The Executive Director works closely with the Board of Trustees to refine, develop, and implement a progressive program for the Museum's fundraising, exhibitions, collections management, educational activities and community outreach. The successful candidate will possess solid leadership and problem-solving skills, be visionary, creative and forward-thinking.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Works in conjunction with the Board of Trustees to develop and maintain the strategic direction and established initiatives to fulfill the mission of the Museum
  • Hires, trains, supervises and evaluates all Museum staff on an annual basis.
  • Leads all fundraising activities, grant writing and legacy procurement
  • Develops and monitors annual budget
  • Establishes and maintains an annual operating plan and human resource planning and management
  • Monitors and evaluates program effectiveness; effects changes required for improvement
  • Supervises overall marketing of the Museum, including publications
  • Manages and maintains the physical areas of the Museum as well as the collections
  • Helps cultivate strategic partnerships
  • Helps provide opportunities for volunteer involvement
  • Maintains ongoing relations with the Federation

Indicators of Success
  • Increased income from fund raising, memberships, and legacies
  • Strong programming that promotes the Museum and helps increase attendance and memberships
  • Adherence to budget
  • Strong attendance by individuals, groups and school groups
  • Growing participation by wide range of volunteers through committees and activities
  • Growth of archival and object collections
  • Continued excellence in publications and exhibitions

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Minimum education of a Bachelor's Degree.
  • Proven ability to supervise and train employees
  • Strong record of success in fundraising and grant writing
  • Evidence of success in developing, managing and growing annual operating budget.
  • Strong business management skills
  • Demonstrated excellence in writing and public speaking
  • Proven ability to work cooperatively and effectively with Boards
  • Ability to foster a healthy organizational culture with volunteers and staff
  • Effectively build public relations strategy and is an effective community relations liaison
  • Ability to provide strong leadership, vision and strategic planning
  • Understanding of the complexity of lay/professional relationships
  • Strong understanding of technology, software packages including spreadsheets, database, calendaring and presentation software, along with experience in social media.
  • Willingness to work a variable schedule, including Sundays and evenings as needed.

Working Conditions
  • The Executive Director will typically work in an office environment, but the mission of the Museum may sometimes take the Director to non-standard workplaces
  • The Executive Director will work a non-standard work week, but additionally will often work evening, weekend, and long hours to accommodate activities such as Board meetings and representing the Museum at public events.

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

Executive Director
Jewish Museum Milwaukee
1360 North Prospect Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202
414-390-5730
kathieb@milwaukeejewish.org
www.jewishmuseummilwaukee.org

It is the policy of Jewish Museum Milwaukee to provide equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or any other protected characteristic under applicable law.

(Posted 12/9/14)

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Image of a star SEASONAL POSITIONS AVAILABLE FOR 2015
Mackinaw City and Historic Mackinac Island, MI

Mackinac State Historic Parks has seasonal positions as well as internships available in many areas for the upcoming 2015 season. Interested individuals are encouraged to visit our web site at: www.mackinacparks.com to complete an application. All applications and resumes should be mailed to: Mackinac State Historic Parks, Attn: Human Resources, P.O. Box 873, Mackinaw City, MI 49701. Applications should be submitted as soon as possible. Wages start at $8.15/hr. and go up from there based upon experience. Affordable housing is available with MSHP in Mackinaw City and on Mackinac Island. Positions are available in the following areas: Apply now positions are limited.
  • SEASONAL GROUNDS AND MAINTENANCE
  • EXHIBIT CLEANER
  • ARCHAEOLOGY ASSITANT
  • COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT (INTERNSHIP)
  • MALE INTERPRETERS FORT MACKINAC
  • MALE INTERPRETERS (Fort CM & Lighthouse)
  • FEMALE INTERPRETERS
  • GUEST SERVICE REPRESENTATIVES
  • ADVENTURE TOUR GUIDES
  • MACKINAC ART MUSEUM (INTERNSHIP)

(Posted 12/9/14)

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Image of a star HISTORIC INTERPRETER
Mackinac State Historic Parks, MI

NOW HIRING FOR THE 2015 SEASON

Wages begin at 8.15/hr. and go up from there based upon experience. Affordable housing is available.

Interpreters will work 30 to 40 hours per week and will start sometime between May 1st and June 1st and work until around Labor Day or through October 11th, paid training provided.

DUTIES INCLUDE:
  • Demonstrations of rifles, muskets, cannon firing, fort life, lighthouse operation, open-hearth cooking, games, crafts, blacksmithing and music.
  • Talk with people from around the state of Michigan, the United States and the World. Guide tours & presentations through the sites providing guests with historical information and storytelling.
  • Learn new skills and talents that will be helpful in your future career choice while meeting new professional contacts and gaining valuable experience in public speaking.

HOW TO APPLY:
Interested individuals may obtain an application by using one of the following methods:
  1. Download the application from our web page at: www.mackinacparks.com (or)
  2. EMAIL your request to FEGANK@michigan.gov (or) call (231) 436-4100 (or)
  3. Stop by our Mackinaw City office at 207 West Sinclair to pick up an application

(Posted 12/9/14)

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Image of a star ADVENTURE TOUR GUIDE
Mill Creek Discovery Park, MI

HIRING FOR THE 2015 SEASON

BEGINNING MAY & JUNE

Customer Service:
Mackinac State Historic Parks and the Mill Creek Discovery Park staff members are committed to providing friendly, courteous service to the public. All work related tasks will be performed in a professional, competent manner.

PAY RATE, WORK SCHEDULE AND LOCATION:
This is a seasonal, hourly position with pay starting at $8.15 per hour and does not include fringe benefits other than those required by law. The employee will work approximately 40 hours per week, five days a week, 8:00am to 5:00pm, although hours and number of weeks worked may vary depending on park needs.

If interested please visit our web site at www.MackinacParks.com and complete an application for employment. Applications should be mailed to:

Mackinac State Historic Parks
PO Box 873
Mackinaw City, MI 49701

Mackinac State Historic Parks is an Equal Opportunity Employee

(Posted 12/9/14)

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Image of a star EDUCATIONAL/PROGRAM ADMINISTRATOR — EUGENE FIELD HOUSE AND ST. LOUIS TOY MUSEUM
The Eugene Field House, MO

Position Reports To: Executive Director — Eugene Field House and St. Louis Toy Museum

Position Description: Full Time The Educational/Program Administrator is responsible for the effective research, planning, design and implementation of creative exhibits and educational programs that further the organization's mission and generate public interest and involvement. The Educational/Program Administrator is also responsible for the effective research of and application for public and private grants to fund programs, events and operations.

Position Responsibilities:
  • Research, plan, design and implement (with Executive Director and Board support and approval) Museum exhibits and educational programs designed to promote the mission of the organization, educate, generate public interest, increase attendance, and increase revenues.
  • Research and apply for public and private grants to underwrite programs, events and operations.
  • Enthusiastically engage the public and provide guided tours of the historic House.
  • Update the standard, scripted tour of the Museum and research and develop special tour programs and presentations.
  • Develop an ongoing historical research effort to add to the historical depth of all exhibits and programs.
  • Maintain and preserve the historic House and all objects in the Museum's collection and integrate collection items into exhibits and educational outreach.
  • Recruit, train, develop and coordinate a volunteer base to assist with special programs, events and daily operations.
  • Update and maintain volunteer and docent handbooks and training programs to promote consistency and effectiveness.
  • Assist with normal House operations and daily staffing.

Position Qualifications:
  • Degree in museum studies, history, education or a related field.
  • Excellent managerial, planning, organizational and administrative skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and written/oral communication skills.
  • Strong historical research skills.

Qualified Candidates can send their cover letter, resume and references to:

Executive Director
The Eugene Field House
634 South Broadway
Saint Louis, MO 63102

(Posted 12/4/14)

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Image of a star #1168 PRESERVATION SPECIALIST, HERITAGE PROGRAMS
Minnesota Historical Society, MN

OPEN TO: This job is open to all applicants.

LOCATION: History Center

SALARY: $3,660.00 monthly minimum

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

CLASSIFICATION: 11L Professional

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

POSTING DATE: December 1, 2014

DEADLINE DATE: First consideration will be given to application materials received by December 23, 2014. Position will remain open until filled.

SUPPLEMENTAL FORMS: Not required for this position.

DESCRIPTION: The Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS) seeks applicants for a Preservation Specialist, Heritage Programs to promote the growth in the capacity of the Society's many statewide partners that preserve the built environment, documenting Minnesota history and ensuring successful evaluation, nomination, and preservation of historic places through the Minnesota Historical Society's grants programs. An important component is outreach, which is accomplished through listening carefully to concerns and then coaching potential grant applicants and others by providing appropriate technical assistance, through nurturing networks among those considering similar projects, and by advising partners on appropriate sources of funding to accomplish necessary work.

RESPONSIBILITIES: 1) provide professional support to the Grants Office through consulting on, reviewing, evaluating, responding to, mentoring, coaching, awarding, reporting on, and monitoring historic preservation grant projects, including those seeking funding from the Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund; 2) develop and conduct public education and outreach activities to increase public awareness of the value of historic resources and the means for their preservation and interpretation; and 3) manage the monitoring of covenants, preservation easements, and letters of agreement for grant-assisted projects, including those funded through the Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Grants Program funded by the Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Bachelor's degree in history, architectural history, historic preservation, or a closely related field plus five years program experience or equivalent or an advanced degree plus three years program experience or equivalent.
  • Must meet the Secretary of the Interior's Professional Qualifications Standards in History or Architectural History:

    History — The minimum professional qualifications in history are a graduate degree in history or closely related field; or a bachelor's degree in history or closely related field plus one of the following:
    • At least two years of full-time experience in research, writing, teaching, interpretation, or other demonstrable professional activity with an academic institution, historic organization or agency, museum, or other professional institution; or
    • Substantial contribution through research and publication to the body of scholarly knowledge in the field of history.

    Architectural History — The minimum professional qualifications in architectural history are a graduate degree in architectural history, art history, historic preservation, or closely related field, with coursework in American architectural history, or a bachelor's degree in architectural history, art history, historic preservation or closely related field plus one of the following:
    • At least two years of full time experience in research, writing, or teaching in American architectural history or restoration architecture with an academic institution, historical organization or agency, museum, or other professional institution; or
    • Substantial contribution through research and publication to the body of scholarly knowledge in the field of American architectural history.
  • Must meet the National Association for Interpretation's qualifications for certification as a Certified Interpretive Planner or Certified Interpretive Trainer:

    Certified Interpretive Planner — The Certified Interpretive Planner must demonstrate a basic knowledge of history of the interpretive profession; principles of interpretation; current literature in the interpretive field; marketing, management, and maintenance of interpretive programs and facilities; and, demonstrate the following skills and abilities: meeting facilitation, cost estimating, business and strategic planning, assessment of natural, cultural, and operational resources, development of thematic guidelines, writing measurable objectives, formative and summative evaluation, development of media guidelines and descriptions, market analysis.

    Certified Interpretive Trainer — The Certified Interpretive Trainer must demonstrate a basic knowledge of history of the interpretive profession; principles of interpretation; current literature in the interpretive field; training opportunities available in the interpretive field; and, demonstrate the following skills and abilities: facilitation of training sessions, evaluation and coaching, writing measurable objectives, planning and administration of training sessions.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize projects according to deadlines; complete complex projects independently; and work under time constraints.
  • 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.
  • Basic knowledge of American and Minnesota history.
  • Valid driver's license, willingness to travel, and ability to work multiple overnights, evenings and occasionally weekends.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Advanced degree in history, historic preservation, or closely related field.
  • A degree, minor, or training 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.
  • Familiarity and experience with federal historic preservation programs, including a thorough understanding of the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Archeology and Historic Preservation.
  • Thorough understanding of and direct experience with all aspects of heritage tourism and interpretive programs projects.
  • Certified by the National Association for Interpretation as a Certified Interpretive Planner or Certified Interpretive Trainer.
  • Experience coordinating professional meetings.

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

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

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

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

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

Applications will be acknowledged
- No phone calls please -

(Posted 12/2/14)

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Image of a star #1167 PROGRAM SPECIALIST, FIELD SERVICES
Minnesota Historical Society, MN

OPEN TO: This job is open to all applicants.

LOCATION: History Center

SALARY: $3,660.00 monthly minimum

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

CLASSIFICATION: 11L Professional

HIRING MANAGER: Manager of Outreach Services

POSTING DATE: November 24, 2014

DEADLINE DATE: First consideration will be given to application materials received by December 15, 2014. Position will remain open until filled.

SUPPLEMENTAL FORMS: Not required for this position.

DESCRIPTION: The Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS) seeks applicants for a Program Specialist, Field Services to implement planning, coordination, and evaluation of those programs through which the Minnesota Historical Society provides services to other historical institutions, agencies, and other groups seeking to preserve history. An important component of the position's responsibilities is to develop the capacity of the position's audiences, including the provision of technical and professional assistance, networking opportunities, access to grants, leadership coaching and training in decision making.

RESPONSIBILITIES: 1) provide technical and professional assistance for the field services function of the department that also serves county and local historical organizations statewide; 2) provide professional support to the department regarding projects of interest to county and local history organizations statewide; 3) coordinate the Minnesota State Historical Marker and State Monument programs; and 4) coordinate all Field Services communication channels for maximum effect.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Bachelor's degree in public or nonprofit administration, business, public history, U.S. history, museum studies, or closely related field plus five years program experience or equivalent OR an advanced degree plus three years program experience or equivalent.
  • Professional experience with capacity-development outreach, evaluation of outreach outcomes, and knowledge of outreach practices articulated in professional literature.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize projects according to deadlines; complete complex projects independently; and work under time constraints.
  • Strong computer skills; speed and accuracy in using word processing, database, web applications, and spreadsheet programs.
  • Practical application of business correspondence practices, record-keeping capabilities, and basic bookkeeping procedures.
  • 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.
  • Valid driver's license and willingness to travel, including prolonged overnight in-state trips, and ability to work evenings and occasionally weekends.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Master's degree in public, nonprofit, or business administration, public history, U.S. history, museum studies, or closely related field.
  • Meets the Secretary of the Interior's Professional Qualifications for History, or certified by the National Association for Interpretation as a Certified Interpretive Planner or Certified Interpretive Trainer.
  • One to three years experience working in a history organization with demonstrated ability to work independently and successfully with people in completing projects requiring adherence to specific, detailed, and technical guidelines.
  • One to three years experience with history organization management, operations, programming, and professional standards.
  • The ability to conceptualize training programs and strategies to achieve goals. The areas of knowledge include but are not limited to: museum education; data management, nonprofit administration and personnel policies; museum law; library and archives management and care; research and writing for historical publications; historic preservation; museum collections management and care; the management and interpretation of historic sites; and conservation.

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

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

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

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

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

Applications will be acknowledged
- No phone calls please -

(Posted 12/2/14)

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Image of a star MANAGER OF VOLUNTEER SERVICES
Indianapolis Museum of Art, IN

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

MANAGER OF VOLUNTEER SERVICES
(please specify "Manager of Volunteer Services" in your subject line if you email your resume)

Reports To: Director of Human Resources
Basic Work Week: 37.5 Hrs/Wk; some night/weekend event presence needed

OVERVIEW
The Manager of Volunteer Services maintains reporting systems and tour evaluation, and supports all logistics for the Volunteer program. He/she actively recruits and oversees the orientation of new volunteers; trains, ensures appropriate placement of and provides support for volunteer staff throughout the institution. He/she sets standards for and monitors volunteer performance and development.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Actively work within the Indianapolis and surrounding community to recruit new IMA volunteers through outreach opportunities, create partnerships with community groups and area service organizations, and occasionally attend local volunteer fairs.

Develop a complete information network/database designed to maximize communication between the IMA and volunteers and to provide a more efficient way to expedite the handling of volunteer placement requests. The database will, therefore, provide a placement service for volunteers designed to match the needs and opportunities within the IMA, with the interests and skills of the potential volunteer. The database will also allow the Manager of VS to provide statistics and relevant data regarding the volunteer staff.

Develop a strategic plan for deploying volunteers by matching existing museum needs with volunteer skill sets. Work closely with Department Heads to ensure best match for their departments, assist with training format for these needs.

Responsible for organization of concession stand (staffing, setup) for in-house programming (summer and winter nights, other events as needed).

Plan well in advance for large events, schedule and train all volunteers to perform specific tasks for the events. Attend the events and adjust the volunteers according to needs.

Develop and implement an orientation program for all IMA volunteers, appropriate to the jobs they are asked to perform.

Create and maintain reference materials which would be available to volunteers for study and access to help visitors with art experiences (information about galleries, special exhibitions, gardens/grounds, audio guides, etc.).

Work with Director of Human Resources to plan and coordinate a volunteer recognition program.

Work with the Director of HR to define appropriate budget items and maintain expense annually within the established budget. Oversee account and reporting functions for the Volunteer Services area.

Maintain communication with all departments and groups within IMA (staff, affiliates, docents, etc.) to identify volunteer opportunities and then diligently work to provide volunteers with corresponding abilities; thereby, supporting designated initiatives throughout the institution with necessary resources.

Develop a strategy to cultivate diverse partnerships and collaborations within the community thereby tapping into a diverse volunteer base.

Supervisory responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training volunteers; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining volunteer staff; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Work to realize the full potential of IMA volunteers while creating meaningful art experiences to the diverse communities the IMA serves.

Expand the regular, ongoing opportunities for volunteers to experience IMA offerings (i.e. audience engagement, docent and curator led tours).

Create a culture of customer service within the volunteer staff.

Other duties may be assigned.

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

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Bachelor's degree and five to seven years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Recruiting experience and/or HR experience a plus.

Knowledge of volunteerism functions, including interviewing and recruiting skills, training, and motivational skills, knowledge of market and visitor research, computer skills, knowledge of community organizations and ability to interact with them as well as with volunteer, city, state, and national groups, and organizational skills.

Ability to work with spreadsheets and IMA data collection and reporting systems. Proficiency in Excel and excellent organizational skills a must. Volgistics experience a plus.

(Posted 12/2/14)


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