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INSTITUTION
POSTING DATE

Muskegon Museum of Art (MMA), MI
7/22/16
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Minneapolis Institute of Art, MN
7/21/16
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Chicago Academy of Sciences / Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, IL
7/20/16
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Chicago Academy of Sciences / Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, IL
7/20/16
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Chicago Scenic Studios, IL
7/18/16
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National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, Cedar Rapids, IA
7/13/16
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National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, Cedar Rapids, IA
7/13/16
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National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, Cedar Rapids, IA
7/13/16
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Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum, Peoria, IL
7/13/16
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Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum, Peoria, IL
7/13/16
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University of Iowa Pentacrest Museums, IA
7/13/16

San Bernardino County, CA
7/12/16

Gilmore Car Museum, MI
7/11/16
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Chippewa Valley Museum, Eau Claire, WI
7/11/16
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University of Iowa Pentacrest Museums, IA
7/8/16
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University of Wisconsin - Madison, WI
7/7/16
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Michigan History Center, MI
7/1/16
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Chazen Museum of Art, WI
6/29/16
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Hearthstone Historic House Museum, WI
6/27/16
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Hearthstone Historic House Museum, WI
6/27/16
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Ella Sharp Museum, Jackson, MI
6/21/16

Old Salem Museum & Gardens, NC
6/13/16
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University of Mississippi, MS
6/6/16
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DuPage Children's Museum, IL
6/6/16
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Cranbrook Art Museum, MI
5/23/16
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Taft Museum of Art, OH
5/18/16
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Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden, IA
5/16/16
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Springfield Art Museum, MO
5/16/16
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Krasl Art Center (KAC), MI
5/6/16
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Rock County Historical Society, WI
5/2/16
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DuSable Museum of African American History, IL
4/21/16
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Iowa Wesleyan University, IA
4/20/16
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The Chicago Academy of Sciences, IL
4/18/16
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Cleveland Museum of Natural History (CMNH), OH
4/18/16
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John Michael Kohler Arts Center, WI
4/18/16
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Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum, IL
4/8/16
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Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum & Luthy Botanical Garden, IL
4/8/16
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Lake County Forest Preserve, Wauconda, IL
4/8/16
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Minnesota Historical Society, MN
4/8/16

Mystery Science, San Francisco, CA
3/24/16
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Spurlock Museum, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL
3/21/16
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Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum, The Pleasure Driveway and Park District of Peoria, IL
3/17/16
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Cranbrook Center for Collections and Research, at Cranbrook House and Cranbrook Art Museum, MI
3/16/16
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Andrew County Museum and Historical Society, MO
2/29/16
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Krasl Art Center, MI
2/17/16
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Bell Museum of Natural History and Planetarium, University of Minnesota, MN
2/17/16
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Minnesota Historical Society, MN
2/12/16
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Richard M. Ross Museum, Ohio Wesleyan University, OH
2/12/16
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Museum of Danish America, IA
2/9/16
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Missouri Historical Society, MO
2/5/16

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

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

University Museums, Iowa State University, Ames, IA
2/1/16
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DePauw University — Peeler Art Center, IN
1/28/16
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Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center Skokie, IL
1/28/16
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Taylor Studios, Inc, IL
1/27/16
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McLean County Museum of History, IL
1/27/16
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Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum, IL
1/27/16
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Walker Art Center, MN
1/27/16
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Saint Louis Art Museum, MO
1/12/16
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Saint Louis Art Museum, MO
1/12/16
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Saint Louis Art Museum, MO
1/12/16
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John Michael Kohler Arts Center, WI
1/5/16
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Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, IL
1/1/16
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Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, IL
1/1/16
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McKay Lodge Conservation Laboratory, Inc., Oberlin, OH
12/21/15
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Missouri History Museum, MO
12/21/15
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Minnesota Marine Art Museum, MN
12/17/15
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University of Wisconsin — Madison, WI
12/11/15
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Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, IL
12/11/15
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Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, IL
12/11/15
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Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, IL
12/11/15
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Haggerty Museum of Art, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI
12/10/15
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The History Museum, IN
12/9/15
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Taylor Studios, Inc, IL
12/8/15
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Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum (ALPLM), IL
11/25/15
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Ruth Mott Foundation, Flint, MI
11/23/15
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Ruth Mott Foundation, Flint, MI
11/23/15
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Ruth Mott Foundation, Flint, MI
11/23/15

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COLLECTIONS MANAGER/ASSOCIATE PREPARATOR
Muskegon Museum of Art (MMA), MI

The Muskegon Museum of Art (MMA) seeks full-time professional Collections Manager/Associate Preparator with proven experience in museum standards of collections management, including the management of Microsoft Access data base systems, hard copy filing systems, and cataloguing of all information needed to appropriately track fine art collections; loan management including experience with national and international shipping and insurance requirements; and storage management, art handling, condition reporting, and conservation management. The successful candidate will also understand basic art installation and handling principals and possess skills in framing, matting, and exhibition lighting.

The position reports to the Executive Director, serves on the exhibition development team of the Muskegon Museum of Art, and is the lead staff member responsible for the proper care and handling of the fine art collection.

REQUIRED MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
  • Two to five years of successful team experience in a museum, fine arts, or studio environment;
  • Four (4) years of college, including related college course work in art history, museum studies, and/or fine arts.
    • Graduate work in related field a strong plus.

A job description may be found on the MMA website: www.muskegonartmuseum.org
To have a copy of the job description emailed to you, please call 231-720-2571.

Please send letter of application and a complete resume with references to Judith A. Hayner, Executive Director, Muskegon Museum of Art, 296 W. Webster Ave., Muskegon MI 49440. Application materials as requested may also be emailed to jhayner@mpsk12.net

Deadline to apply: August 22, 2016

(Posted 7/22/16)

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Minneapolis Institute of Art, MN

The Job
The Head of Facilities is responsible for the safe, efficient and effective operations and maintenance of the physical plants and grounds for the main museum building (439,577 sq ft) as well as several ancillary properties. This position ensures a safe, accessible and welcoming environment for visitors, staff and volunteers and makes certain that building systems are operating at top efficiency for preservation and safe keeping of the works of art. This position is responsible for establishing maintenance standards, policies and procedures for current and any future properties. Creates awareness of and support for sustainability strategies and implements them across the museum. Develops and implements short/medium/long term capital repair and replacement plans.

In this role, you will...
  • Manage Facilities department in a manner which results in all maintenance, repair and replacement work being completed in best possible way and in a timely fashion within budget.
  • Determine short, medium and long term goals for maintenance, repair and replacement ensuring that work is completed in a timely, proactive and cost effective manner.
  • Manage Facilities component of ongoing construction/remodeling projects for the safety of the collection, visitors and staff and to minimize disruption as much as possible.
  • Ensure the museum is in compliance with all OSHA, City, County, State and Federal standards, as well as any other standards relating to the facilities & grounds including mechanical and electrical equipment.
  • Supervise the Facilities staff including recruitment, hiring, training, and performance evaluation.

Specific Requirements
  • BS degree or equivalent work experience.
  • State of Minnesota Chief Engineer's License. Refrigeration License preferred.
  • Ten or more years of experience in Facilities management including experience with temperature and humidity controls in a museum setting or similar environment.
  • Knowledge of building codes, property management operations, MPCA, fire/life safety, OSHA regulations and critical systems environments.
  • Experience with green related solutions.
  • Experience managing a department, including staff and budgets.
  • Ability to plan, organize and coordinate multiple projects as well as day-to-day activities.
  • Proven ability to work effectively and build positive professional relationships with key internal and external contacts.
  • Excellent communication, organization and computer skills.

Who You Are
You are a leader who brings projects to completion on plan, on time and on budget. You take pride in keeping the building systems running well and the grounds immaculate. You can effectively lead and manage a team to accomplish facility related goals. You thrive in a busy environment where you have many internal clients and you juggle projects and day-to-day activities. You take ownership in the facilities understanding that the buildings are your top priority and you are willing to respond at all hours to alarms and emergencies to ensure the safety of the collection, visitors, staff and volunteers.

You're good at and enjoy...
  • Boilers, HVAC systems and all things mechanical.
  • Problem-solving to keep building systems running at peak efficiency at all times.
  • Recognizing the value in others' unique perspectives.
  • Knowing your success is directly related to visitor satisfaction.
  • Setting challenging goals and achieving them.

Mia Culture
The Minneapolis Institute of Art is an audience-focused workplace where everyone strives to provide excellent service and cultivate honest and positive relationships. Generosity, agility, emotional intelligence, positive energy, and driving results are the core values that define Mia's culture. Successful employment at Mia includes full embrace and consistent demonstration of these values by all team members.

To Apply
To be considered for this position, please send a cover letter including your interest in the position, what you will bring to the position, and why you are the ideal candidate, and a resume outlining your educational and professional experience to miajobs@artsmia.org.

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION / EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

(Posted 7/21/16)

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Chicago Academy of Sciences / Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, IL

Reports to: Education Leadership Team

Status: Full Time

Organization Description: The Chicago Academy of Sciences / Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum is celebrating 160 years of connecting people with nature and science. Originally founded so that scientists and nature aficionados alike could study and share the specimens they collected, we continue to build on our legacy of natural history education at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum through immersive exhibits, critical conservation and research initiatives, public engagement and education programming. Our mission is to create a positive relationship between people and nature through collaborations, education, research and collections, exhibitions and public forums to grow our region's urban connection to the world of nature and science.

Position Summary:
The Student Programs Coordinator has primary oversight of the development and implementation of Nature Museum programming designed for students. This includes our largest student programs, Field Trip Workshops, afterschool programming, and Nature on the Go. It also includes leading the department in expertise on the focused educational uses of the Nature Museum's exhibits and grounds.

Minimum Education and Experience:
  • Master's degree in science and/or education related fields.
  • Teaching Certification preferred.
  • Three years experience in a formal (classroom) or informal (museum, zoo, nature preserve) educational setting strongly preferred.

Principle Roles and Responsibilities:
  • Develop and implement programs at the Museum and offsite for students aligned with the Museum's mission.
  • Evaluate existing and new student programs to revise, improve, and maintain program quality.
  • Collaborate with Curriculum Specialist to integrate best practices in science education across programs.
  • Coordinate, train, and collaborate with all Education staff to ensure high quality student programming.
  • Maintain strong connections to the Museum's scientific initiatives across all student programs.
  • Guide the focused educational uses of Museum exhibits and grounds across Education programming.
  • Maintain all records and budgets related to student programs including program metrics and evaluation data.
  • Foster opportunities and partnerships that promote the Museum's mission and reach new audiences.
  • Support all regular functions and programming of the Education Department.
  • Collaborate with Registration and Visitor Services to ensure high-quality field trip experiences for visiting groups.
  • Monitor and maintain the condition of the Science Labs as the Museum's primary year-round education space.
  • Some weekends and evenings are required.
  • Participate in special Museum-wide events and planning committees when appropriate.
  • Complete animal handling training and handle live animals and non-living specimens.

Brief List of Qualifications:
  • Bilingual (Spanish) a plus.
  • Knowledge of Next Generation Science Standards, Common Core State Standards, and science/nature content.
  • Excitement and ability to teach science and nature content to a diverse population of learners.
  • Ability to organize and manage multiple projects and tasks at once.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with students, school and community partners, other Education and Museum staff.
  • Ability to physically lift, transport, and carry program materials off-site and throughout the Museum.
  • Willingness and ability to lead activities both indoors and outdoors.
  • Valid driver's license and access to a vehicle is required.

To apply:
Email resume and cover letter to: EducationJobSPC1@naturemuseum.org
Please include "Student Programs Coordinator" in the subject line.

No phone calls please.
Only qualified candidates will be contacted.
The Chicago Academy of Sciences/Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

(Posted 7/20/16)

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Chicago Academy of Sciences / Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, IL

Reports to: Senior Director of Education

Status: Full Time

Organization Description: The Chicago Academy of Sciences / Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum is celebrating 160 years of connecting people with nature and science. Originally founded so that scientists and nature aficionados alike could study and share the specimens they collected, we continue to build on our legacy of natural history education at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum through immersive exhibits, critical conservation and research initiatives, public engagement and education programming. Our mission is to create a positive relationship between people and nature through collaborations, education, research and collections, exhibitions and public forums to grow our region's urban connection to the world of nature and science.

Position Summary:
This Museum Educator position requires a multi-dimensional educator with natural science content knowledge and a passion for teaching. It entails implementation of onsite and offsite science and environmental education programming for a wide variety of audiences varying in ages from pre-K to adults. Some program development responsibilities (especially curriculum writing and revision) are also required. Classroom experience that is transferable to school and community outreach education, after school programming, and museum settings is essential.

Minimum Education Required:
  • Bachelor's degree in science and/or education.
  • Teaching certification preferred.

Minimum Experience Required:
  • Two years experience working with K-12th grade students in a formal educational setting.
  • Experience working in a non-formal (museum, zoo, nature preserve) educational setting a plus.

Principle Roles and Responsibilities:
  • Implement science and environmental science programs to students and teachers in Chicago area schools, at the Nature Museum, and as community-based programs.
  • Assist in the development of programs.
  • Assist in the evaluation of education programs.
  • Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with the teachers, parents, students, and other members of the communities the Museum serves.
  • Participate in a collaborative curriculum development process which includes sharing ideas, writing, and editing.
  • Assume a leadership role for programs or initiatives when appropriate.
  • Participate in special Museum-wide events and planning committees when appropriate.
  • Support all regular functions of the Education Department.
  • Some weekends and evenings are required.
  • Complete animal handling training.

Brief List of Qualifications:
  • Knowledge of the K-12 Framework for Science Education, Common Core, and the Next Generation Science Standards.
  • Knowledge of and ability to present general science, nature, and environmental education content to a diverse population of learners, including students and teachers.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and work collaboratively with other educators, school administrators, outside partners, volunteers, and Museum staff.
  • Ability to organize and manage multiple projects and tasks at once.
  • Bilingual (Spanish) a plus.
  • Working knowledge of MS Office, Outlook, and Windows XP.
  • Ability to lead activities both indoors and outdoors.
  • Ability to physically lift, transport, and carry program materials off-site and throughout the Museum.
  • Comfort handling live animals and non-living specimens.
  • Valid driver's license is required. Access to vehicle required.

To apply:
Email resume and cover letter to:  EducationJobME2@naturemuseum.org
Please include “Museum Educator” in the subject line.

No phone calls please.
Only qualified candidates will be contacted.

The Chicago Academy of Sciences/Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

(Posted 7/20/16)

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Chicago Scenic Studios, IL

Do You Know the Museum World? We Should Talk.

We're Chicago Scenic Studios. We give our clients Solutions that EngageTM from broadcast sets and live events to museum exhibits and branded environments.

We're in the midst of amazing growth, and we need a face for our Museums and Environments divisions to tell the story of how we help our clients.

That's where you come in.

You know the museum world inside and out. You'll help our valued clients and prospects understand what's kept us busy providing solutions for almost 40 years.

Your degree may not have anything to do with museums, but your knowledge of them is crucial. You also have a pretty good idea about what keeps clients up at night.

If you have selling experience, we'll look at your skills closely. But if not that's okay too, because we'll make sure you learn those skills.

Please go to our website Careers page at www.chicagoscenic.com/careers and give us your resume and salary requirements. Like our long track record with clients, we have an even longer track record with our valued employees.

If you want to help us achieve our ambitious growth plans, we want to hear from you!

(Posted 7/18/16)

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National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, Cedar Rapids, IA

Department: Development

Reports to: Director of Development

Status: Regular Full Time

Major Function and Purpose
The Database Manager is responsible for management and implementation of the fundraising database and prospect management system.  Responsibilities include data entry, financial reconciliation, preparing management reports, systems documentation, records maintenance, use and support of computer-based information systems, reconciliation, logging of all gifts on the database, and direct supervision of database volunteers. Responsibilities also include the receipt, accounting, reporting and acknowledgement of gifts, and pledges.

Database Administration Data Entry, Financial and Reporting
  • Maintain all aspects of donor records
  • Make changes to the database to match new institutional needs that also enable the data to be easily analyzed
  • Enter gifts and record pledges
  • Process credit card charges
  • Generate financial reports & campaign reports
  • Work with Finance Director to reconcile contribution income between records in database and accounting records
  • Ensure the NCSML remains PCI compliant and uses best practices when handling funds
  • Generate information as needed for the annual report of giving
  • Oversee and enforce best practices for data collection across departments to ensure complete picture of donors in database
  • Serves as the institutional expert for DonorPerfect, including troubleshooting and reporting/resolving software issues with representatives at DonorPerfect
  • Pull  lists of donations  weekly for development team
  • Pull and update gift officer benchmarking reports for monthly meetings
  • Other responsibilities and tasks as assigned within the programs department.

Manage Donor Communications
  • Generate gift acknowledgements
  • Take member/donor phone calls, questions, and orders
  • Print membership cards
  • Write special acknowledgements as needed
  • Coordinate memorials and recognition with both donors and engraving company
  • Process and/or complete matching gift forms

General Duties
  • Attend weekly staff meetings
  • Assist with evening and weekend events as needed
  • Campaign support, including mailings, event arrangements, and appointments
  • Other responsibilities and tasks as assigned within the programs department.

Minimum Qualifications, Knowledge and Abilities
  • Proficient in Excel and PowerPoint
  • Understanding of office methods, procedures, practices, and bookkeeping or accounting.
  • Computer literacy is highly important. Knowledge of a wide variety of software is of significant importance, with the ability to learn new software and applications, and train users in the most effective use of this software.
  • Ability to ensure the accurate processing of gifts and pledges and ensure processing deadlines are met.
  • Ability to handle various special projects on an ongoing basis while addressing daily needs for the office.
  • Manage a relatively high volume of data entry, reporting, and financial reconciliation.
  • Other responsibilities and tasks as assigned within the programs department.

HOW TO APPLY:
Include cover letter, resume, names and numbers of two current references. References will not be called without applicant knowledge. Send information electronically to: Emily Weber, Director of Development, eweber@ncsml.org

(Posted 7/13/16)

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National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, Cedar Rapids, IA

Department: Public Programs

Reports To: Director of Programs

Type of Position: Part-time, 20 hours per week

Position Summary
The part-time Family Programs Manager will play a key role in developing and managing the implementation of public programming for families and children at the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library. Creative and highly organized, this individual will work both independently and within teams to develop mission-driven events for diverse family audiences and children of all abilities. Hours will be regularly scheduled between Tuesday and Saturday, with hours that are flexible depending on scheduled programming.

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required for this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Key Responsibilities and Tasks
  • Manage planning, research, development and implementation of mission-related programming for families and children. (Includes, for example, current series such as Second Saturdays in the Heritage Garden, Free First Saturdays for Students, themed family workshops, Kids/Teen Museum Takeover Days, and more.)
  • Assist with program delivery as needed for other audiences served by the museum.
  • Act as manager-on-duty for assigned museum program events, including weekends and some evenings. Some programs will take place off site, and may include local travel.
  • Actively assist with community outreach and marketing strategy for upcoming public programming.
  • Develop relationships and collaborative programming with other local nonprofits as appropriate.
  • Master front-of-house procedure and service, including the point-of-sale system, Museum Store sales, guided tours, opening/closing, knowledge of exhibits, and frequently asked questions.
  • Assist with coordination of the NCSML's annual Old World Christmas Market and the annual Family Free Day.
  • Work with the Director of Visitor & Volunteer Services to ensure proper volunteer staffing for larger programs.
  • Attendance at internal team meetings and external community event committee meetings as needed.
  • Work with the Content Team to structure select projects, and to ensure clear communication between departments focused on mission delivery.
  • Other responsibilities and tasks as assigned within the programs department.

Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities
  • Excellent communication skills, including written word and public speaking
  • Ability to manage multiple projects at once, and to adhere to deadlines
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; must be personable and diplomatic in working with diverse constituency and staff
  • Budget monitoring experience
  • Very detail-oriented (especially in written communication and in creating event plans and timelines)
  • Knowledge of, or willingness to learn, City permit and special events requirements
  • Nimble problem-solving skills and ability to think critically
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Ability to lift up to 20 pounds; the position often requires setting up tables, chairs, signage, etc.

Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in history, museum studies, education, or other related field
  • At least 1 year of non-profit arts, theater, or museum event/program planning experience
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and Outlook
  • Excellent public speaking skills, and comfort interacting with the public
  • Excellent writing skills, both creative and diplomatic in nature
  • Schedule flexibility, to include most Saturdays
  • Commitment to superior customer service
  • Positive demeanor and a sense of humor
  • Passion for museums and delivering the mission and vision of the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library

About the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library (NCSML)
For more than 40 years, the NCSML has collected preserved and interpreted the stories of Czechs and Slovaks. In the beginning, our audience was relatively small, mostly local and composed primarily of visitors with Czech or Slovak heritage. Now a national museum with international standing, our audience has become much more diverse. In recognition of our shifting demographics, the NCSML is positioning itself as a place where anyone from anywhere can appreciate the stories, experiences and contributions of Czechs and Slovaks. It is a place to celebrate cultural diversity and have fun; and it is a place to dig deep. In learning about others, we hope visitors will learn about themselves, and make connections to important contemporary issues.

Mission: Inspire people from every background to connect to Czech and Slovak history and culture.

Vision: We are a museum that celebrates life. Czech life. Slovak life. American life. We are a museum that encourages self-discovery; a museum that asks what it means to be free. Through extraordinary exhibitions and experiences, we tell stories of freedom and identity, family and community, human rights and dignity. Our stories connect yesterday with today and tomorrow.

The NCSML is an Equal Opportunity Employer, which includes providing equal opportunity for protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

To apply, please submit a resume, cover letter, and three references via email or post to:

Sara Jacobmeyer
Director of Programs
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library
1400 Inspiration Place SW
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52404
SJacobmeyer@NCSML.org
319-362-8500

(Posted 7/13/16)

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National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, Cedar Rapids, IA

Direct Supervisor: Director of Visitor & Volunteer Services

Job description:
The part-time visitor services associate plays a key role in the NCSML front-of-house operations and assists in customer service standards, as well as helps set the tone for visitor engagement within the Visitor & Volunteer Services Department. Position requires weekend availability and is +/- 20 hours per week.
  • Maintain a well-informed, working knowledge of NCSML services available to visitors. Effectively share accurate information on the museum's mission, history, collections, and exhibits.
  • Assists with information to visitors (i.e. maps, brochures, visitor guides, etc.)
  • Maintains visitor satisfaction and a high level of visitor engagement, by providing enthusiastic, positive and team-oriented leadership to ensure that guests have an educational and personal experience during their visit to the Museum.
  • Takes admissions using a Point of Sale system.
  • Answers calls and field to appropriate staff members.
  • Responds appropriately to visitor questions, comments, and concerns. Communicate visitor feedback using appropriate channels.
  • Fill in as Immigrant House tour guide as needed.
  • Lead group introductions for group tours and other visitors to the museum.
  • Perform accurate open and close procedures daily for Visitors Services and museum galleries.
  • Perform accurate open and close procedures and reporting for POS and bank deposit.
  • Assist in daily volunteer stand-up meetings for volunteer updates as needed.
  • Assist in orientation and training of volunteers as indicated by supervisor.
  • Perform visitor services data entry and analysis as indicated by supervisor and other reporting projects as assigned.
  • Attend staff meetings as applicable and assist with visitor services presentations.
  • Research new trends in visitor services.
  • Other duties as required.

* Job responsibilities and hours may adjust accordingly, based on the needs of the museum and the unique skills sets of the individual employee.

To apply, send a resume, cover letter, and three references to:
Lindsay Erhardt-Hansen, Director of Visitor & Volunteer Services
lerhardt@ncsml.org

(Posted 7/13/16)

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Image of a star PART TIME SCHOOL PROGRAMS COORDINATOR
Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum, Peoria, IL

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum is a young (one-year-old) museum in Central Illinois, dedicated to helping children become explorers and creators of the world. The museum has six exhibits and a range of programs for all ages. The Peoria PlayHouse is a facility of the Peoria Park District.

The School Programs Coordinator will be responsible for managing all school and teacher programs at the PlayHouse. He or she will work closely with the Community and Family Programs Educator, as well as other museum staff. This is a part-time position (25-29 hours per week).

Requirements include:
  • Four year college degree preferred.
  • Minimum of two years of direct experience in an educational setting, ideally a museum or other informal education setting.
  • 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.
  • Ability to train, supervise and evaluate employees and volunteers.
  • 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 include:
  • Develop and lead meaningful field trip experiences and other programs for school groups and teachers.
  • Work with the PlayHouse Teacher Team, creating a spirit of collaboration and joint learning with a diverse group of teachers. Identify new areas of exploration each year and structure and lead productive and fruitful meetings.
  • Collaborate with the PlayHouse Family and Community Educator and other PlayHouse staff to develop and support diverse programs.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with schools, community groups, other Park District facilities and other PlayHouse stakeholders.
  • Evaluate programs and use evaluations to inform program changes.
  • Coordinate and collaborate with museum Director, Operations Manager and other staff.
  • Follow and support all aspects of the Park District's safety program.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned.

For a full job description and information on how to apply, visit www.peoriaparks.org under "Join Our Team" or https://www.peoriaplayhouse.org/get-involved/jobs-at-the-playhouse.

(Posted 7/13/16)

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Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum, Peoria, IL

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum is a young (one-year-old) museum in Central Illinois, dedicated to helping children become explorers and creators of the world. The museum has six exhibits and a range of programs for all ages. The Peoria PlayHouse is a facility of the Peoria Park District.

The Education Manager will take the lead in creating and leading multi-disciplinary programs rooted in the PlayHouse values of collaboration, curiosity, and equity. The museum's education team includes a part-time community and family programs educator, and a dedicated Community Outreach Intern, as well as instructors hired as needed.

Requirements include:
  • Four year college degree preferred.
  • Minimum of two years of direct experience in an educational setting, ideally a museum or other informal education setting.
  • 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.
  • Ability to train, supervise and evaluate employees and volunteers.
  • 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 include:
  • Supervise the PlayHouse Education Department.
  • Develop and lead meaningful field trip experiences and other programs for school groups and teachers.
  • Work with the PlayHouse Teacher Team, creating a spirit of collaboration and joint learning with a diverse group of teachers.
  • Develop professional development and training to support floor staff in facilitating play and delivering educational content.
  • Supervise and support the PlayHouse Family and Community Educator.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with schools, community groups, other Park District facilities and other PlayHouse stakeholders.
  • Participate in exhibition development.
  • Promote and evaluate education programs.
  • Coordinate and collaborate with museum Director, Operations Manager and other staff.
  • Follow and support all aspects of the Park District's safety program.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned.

For a full job description and information on how to apply, visit www.peoriaparks.org under "Join Our Team" or https://www.peoriaplayhouse.org/get-involved/jobs-at-the-playhouse.

(Posted 7/13/16)

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University of Iowa Pentacrest Museums, IA

The University of Iowa (UI) Pentacrest Museums seeks a qualified applicant for the position of Science Education & Outreach Coordinator. This position is housed at the Museum of Natural History but includes responsibility for science-focused exhibits and programming at the Old Capitol Museum and on the UI Mobile Museum. The Museum of Natural History's permanent exhibits focus most strongly on zoology, paleontology, and anthropology, but programming spans a broader range of scientific disciplines. The ideal candidate will have experience in museum education combined with excitement about sharing a wide range of scientific topics with the public.

This position will have primary responsibility for the direction and implementation of STEM programming at the Pentacrest Museums, including public programs for all age groups and programming for the university community. Duties include researching, developing, coordinating, and running new and existing internal and external education and outreach programs for the UI Pentacrest Museums; developing tour content and programs to enhance permanent and temporary exhibits; collaborating with faculty and staff across the university to broaden the scope and reach of public programs; consulting with faculty on public education and outreach components of academic grants; writing and managing grants to support education programming; managing the development of some UI Mobile Museum exhibits and education materials; managing outreach resources and programs such as traveling education trunks; using evaluation tools to assess programs and recommend improvements; and supervising student education staff.

Required Qualifications:

Desirable Qualifications:
  • Master's degree in a relevant scientific field, museum studies, museum education, or informal education, or equivalent combination of education/experience
  • 3-5 years' museum education/public programming
  • Experience in a higher education environment engaging undergraduate students in museums
  • Experience supervising students
  • 1-3 years' experience in a supervisory position
  • Knowledge of theory and practice of program evaluation/assessment as applied in museum/informal education environments

For more information, please see: http://mnh.uiowa.edu/employment

To apply: See requisition 69353 at http://jobs.uiowa.edu/jobSearch/index.php
Applicable background checks will be conducted.

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

(Posted 7/13/16)

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MUSEUM CURATOR OF EARTH SCIENCES
San Bernardino County, CA

$46,820.80 - $64,334.40 Annually

The San Bernardino County Museum offers an exciting opportunity for a dynamic Curator of Earth Sciences who will manage all aspects of exhibits, program development, and collections management related to the museum's paleontology and geology collection primarily from the Mojave Desert and Inland Valleys of Southern California.

For more details, please review the announcement at www.sbcounty.gov/hr. Application can be made on-line — until 7/22/16. (909) 387-8304 - EEO/ADA

(Posted 7/12/16)

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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Gilmore Car Museum, MI

The Gilmore Car Museum began in 1963 as the hobby of Donald S. Gilmore when his wife, Genevieve, gave him an antique car for his birthday —a 1920 Pierce-Arrow "project car." With the help of some friends, the auto was placed under a tent and a full restoration followed.  The hobby soon grew into a collection of over 30 automobiles.   Mr. Gilmore purchased 90 acres of farm property and had several historic buildings dismantled piece by piece and moved to the site. It was Mr. Gilmore's wife who suggested the idea of turning the collection into a museum where future generations could enjoy the restored cars for years to come. The Gilmores established a non-profit foundation, and opened the museum to the public for the first time on Sunday, July 31, 1966. Donald Gilmore passed away in 1979, and Mrs. Gilmore in 1990, but the legacy they began continues to grow. The Museum is a founding member of the National Association of Automobile Museums, a member of the World Forum of Motor Museums, the MichiganAssociation of Museums, and the American Association of Museums. The Mission of the Gilmore Car Museum is to collect, preserve, exhibit and interpret the history and heritage of the American automobile and associated memorabilia. The Gilmore Car Museum is a public, 501(c) 3 non-profit educational institution and is an Equal Employment Opportunity institution.

Scope of the operation:
  • Car Collection of over 300 vehicles
  • Annual museum membership of 850
  • Admissions of over 80,000 guests annually
  • Total employees range from 14-50
  • Total volunteers exceed 140
  • Operations Budget of $1.7 million annually

The Executive Director is the Chief Executive Officer of The Gilmore Car Museum. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director is responsible for the organization's consistent achievement of its mission and financial objectives.

Externally, the Executive Director interacts with partner Museums' Senior Management, outside vendors, critical donors, and influential community leaders and donors. The Executive Director must understand and uphold the Mission Statement of the Gilmore Car Museum related to all internal and external interactions and will represent The Gilmore Car Museum to the public.

Responsibilities of the Executive Director:

Organizational Leadership
  1. Provides leadership and participates with the Board of Directors in developing a vision and strategic plan to guide the organization.
  2. Act as a professional advisor to the Board of Directors on all aspects of the organization's activities. Identifies, assesses and informs the Board of internal and external issues that affect the organization.
  3. Provides strategic planning and vision development to create achievable long range planning.
  4. Provide support to the Board by preparing meeting agenda and supporting materials.

Operations
  1. Ensures the operation of the organization meets the expectations of its visitors, Board and Funders. Maintains professional and ethical standards.
  2. Draft policies for the approval of the Board and ensures procedures are in place to implement the organizational policies. Reviews existing policies on an annual basis and recommends changes to the Board, as appropriate.
  3. Ensures personnel, client, donor and volunteer files are securely stored and privacy / confidentiality is maintained
  4. Provides leadership for the development and project management of Museum infrastructure maintenance and enhancements approved by the Board.
  5. Ensures special events and programming outside the Mission of the Museum to ensure events to not jeopardize and/or interfere with Museum operations.

Programming
  1. Oversees the planning, implementation and evaluation of the organization's programs and services.
  2. Oversees the planning, implementation, execution and evaluation of permanent and special exhibits.
  3. Ensures robust public and educational programming is available. This includes the development of interpretive and educational programming associated with the collections.

Collections
  1. Provides and oversees the Collections Management and Record Keeping Policies.
  2. Provides for the security, preservation, and accurate documentation and interpretation of all collections.
  3. Sets direction for Registrar including the Museum's Historic Preservation Policy and Guidelines, record keeping, loans and gifts.
  4. Participates in Collections Development Planning Committee.

Human Resources
  1. Determine staffing requirements for organizational management.
  2. Maintain staff morale and productivity across all departments. Ensure employees have a positive, healthy and safe work environment in accordance with regulations.
  3. Provides for human resource policies, procedures and practices are in place and communicated appropriately.
  4. Provide for coaching, mentoring and development opportunities for all staff.
  5. Provide for the selection and hiring of appropriate staffing to meet the technical and personal abilities to successfully further the organization's Mission.
  6. Implement performance management process including annual performance reviews.
  7. Provide for appropriate salary administration including annual salary reviews.

Finance
  1. Oversee the annual operating budget preparation for Finance Committee review and Board approval.
  2. Ensure appropriate financial controls and reporting systems are in place. Provide for financial reporting to board on a regular basis.
  3. Collaborate with the Director, External Affairs to raise funds for operations and endowment.
  4. Works along with the Board of Directors to ensure the Museum's financial sustainability through planning, staffing, budgeting, forecasting, and performance evaluation.

Community relationships / Advocacy
  1. Enhance and maintain the relationships with Museum partners.
  2. Builds partnerships and collaborations with other institutions and the community.
  3. Provides for Public relations, marketing and communications initiative to raise the Gilmore Museum's visibility throughout the region and nation.

Risk management
  1. Identify and evaluate the risks to the organization's people, property, finances, goodwill and image. Implement measures to control risks.
  2. Ensures the Board of Directors and the organization carries appropriate and adequate insurance coverage and understand the terms, conditions and limitations of the coverage.
  3. Ensure that the Board and staff Provides for security oversight of collections, building and grounds.
  4. Maintain a current emergency plan for the Museum and collections.

Position Requirements:
Necessary Skill and Experience: Knowledge of leadership and management principles and how they relate to non-profit and voluntary organizations is required. Incumbent must also be knowledgeable of all federal and provincial legislation applicable to voluntary sector organizations including: employment standards, human rights, occupational health and safety, charities, taxation, health coverage, etc. The Executive Director must be able to establish and maintain positive working relationships with others, both internally and externally, to achieve the goals of the organization. The incumbent must be a creative individual to collaborate in the development of new exhibits and Museum programs. Incumbent must understand ethical business practices and behavior and demonstrate them at all times. Ability to clearly and professionally speak, listen and write is required. Incumbent must be able to positively influence others to achieve results that are in the best interest of the organization. In addition, the Executive Director must be able to think and act strategically and solve problems through skilled delegation. Incumbent will have strong understanding of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint). Non-profit background including volunteer experience and community involvement is considered a plus but not required.

Education: A Bachelor's Degree in Business, Finance, Museum Studies, Design or similar field is required. A Master's Degree in Business, Museum Studies, Design or similar field is preferred.

To be considered for this opportunity, please submit a resume along with salary requirements to:

Applications will be accepted until August 1, 2016.

(Posted 7/11/16)

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Chippewa Valley Museum, Eau Claire, WI

Position Summary:
The Chippewa Valley Museum (CVM) exists to connect people of all ages with the history & culture of the Chippewa Valley. The Communications and Outreach Specialist is responsible for all aspects of the Museum's marketing program, coordinates the Museum's web and social media presence, and manages the Museum's outreach efforts. This full-time position (40 hours/week) reports to the Executive Director.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Marketing/Public Relations (40%)
  • Develop and implement comprehensive marketing, branding, and public relations strategies.
  • Design and distribute materials to increase awareness of CVM, its programs and resources.
  • Assist in event sponsorship program.
  • Manage social media presence.
  • Gather and analyze market research.

Program Development and Coordination (40%)
  • Develop and coordinate income-generating special events.
  • Develop and manage CVM website.
  • Produce print and electronic CVM newsletter and other communications for members and the public.

Operations/Other (20%)
  • Supervise weekend building operations on rotation, as assigned

Qualifications:
  • Required: Excellent written, oral, and visual communication skills
  • Required: Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Required: Knowledge of marketing and public relations methods and techniques.
  • Required: Ability to work both independently and in a team setting.
  • Required: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in communications, marketing, journalism, history, or related field, or three years equivalent experience.
  • Preferred: Experience in museums or other non-profit agency operations, specifically marketing/public relations, event/program coordination, or fundraising
  • Preferred: Demonstrated record of successful marketing experience including branding, social media, and public relations.
  • Preferred: Knowledge of regional history and culture.
  • Desirable: Photography, graphic or web design skills.
  • Desirable: Experience working with volunteers.
  • Desirable: Postsecondary coursework in history or related field
  • Desirable: Strong public speaking skills

Schedule:
Begin as soon as possible.

Compensation:
Monthly: $2,340 - $2,513. Actual rate depends on preparation and experience. After successful conclusion of probationary period, eligible for leave and other benefits as described in Personnel Policy.

HOW TO APPLY: Submit cover letter and resume in PDF format to searchcommittee@cvmuseum.com with your name in the subject line. Application review will begin July 18, 2016 and continue until position is filled. Request a complete job description from searchcommittee@cvmuseum.com.

(Posted 7/11/16)

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University of Iowa Pentacrest Museums, IA

The University of Iowa (UI) Pentacrest Museums seeks a qualified applicant for the position of Communications Coordinator. This position will lead communications, publicity, marketing and external relations for the Old Capitol Museum and the Museum of Natural History (which together form the UI Pentacrest Museums) and for the UI Mobile Museum. The ideal candidate will have professional experience in communications, publicity, or public relations, combined with a demonstrated interest in academic museums and our mission.

Duties include: Publicizing museum exhibits, programs, events, and news; writing, editing, and managing production of press releases and stories for university and external publication, annual report, monthly subscriber emails, special event announcements, and other materials; maintaining email and paper subscriber lists; maintaining and developing content for websites and social media; serving as departmental point of contact for the media and UI communications; writing and editing material for museum exhibitions; assisting in development and implementation of the overall publicity and marketing strategy for the museums; and supervising student employees, interns, and volunteers.

Required Qualifications:

Desirable Qualifications:
  • Master's degree in communications, journalism, or a field related to the museums' mission
  • 1-3 years professional experience in a museum or similar organization
  • 1-3 years professional experience in publicity, communications, and public relations
  • Experience supervising students and/or volunteers.
  • Experience with marketing and publicity through social media.
  • Experience with and working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite software for illustration, design and desktop publishing.

For more information, please see: http://mnh.uiowa.edu/employment

To apply: See requisition 69341 at http://jobs.uiowa.edu/jobSearch/index.php
Applicable background checks will be conducted.

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

(Posted 7/8/16)

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Image of a star ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF EXHIBITIONS AND OUTREACH
University of Wisconsin - Madison, WI

Position Vacancy Listing
PVL # 87158

Official Title: SR ACADEMIC CURATOR (R02BN) or ACADEMIC CURATOR (R02DN)

Degree and area of specialization:
A master's degree in design studies, studio art, art history, or other related field plus two years of leadership experience in design and installation of exhibitions including supervision of volunteer and/or student staff; or bachelor's degree in a relevant field and four years of gallery management experience.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:
A qualified applicant will have a demonstrable record of: 1) a solid curatorial portfolio that includes coordinating all the moving parts related to one-of-a-kind exhibitions from layout to hands on installation experience; 2) administrative management of a gallery including budgets and personnel management; 3); experience and passion for mentoring undergraduate and graduate art or design students; 4) a demonstrable record of positive collaborations; 5) an ability to translate contemporary design and art concepts and processes to general audiences.

Principal Duties:
  1. Administrative and Curatorial Expertise
    • In consultation with the Design Studies Department conceive and produce a range of small- and large-scale curatorial projects and educational programs that link to curriculum and maximize hands on or applied learning
    • Oversee the day-to-day activities of the Design Gallery including standardizing exhibition processes and calendars; tracking budgets and training/supervising design studies students and student gallery assistants in various aspects of gallery practices
    • Work collaboratively with Design Studies Department and other stakeholders to standardize and formalize student exhibition processes
  2. Educational Program Expertise
    • Organize and facilitate workshops and additional informal student learning opportunities in the basics of installation; principles of effective exhibition design, and audience engagement
    • Cultivate a positive public reputation for exciting and engaging educational programs that will attract diverse, on- as well as off-campus audiences
    • Increase Design Gallery visibility with prospective donors and alumni

Additional information:
The Ruth Davis Design Gallery is a hybrid academic gallery that serves as a venue for unique, professionally curated exhibitions as well as a practical laboratory for the display of emergent student work.

The Assistant Director for Exhibitions and Outreach will bring greater public awareness to design processes and designed artifacts by providing expert curatorial vision and day-to-day operational leadership to the Gallery. The Assistant Director will work closely with Design Studies teaching faculty and academic staff in the Center for Textiles and Design to offer a combined schedule of unique curated exhibitions and displays of student work.

The ideal candidate will be an energetic, outgoing, and talented manager. S/he must:
  • Possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Thrive in a dynamic work environment
  • Demonstrable ability to work with both academic and non-academic audiences, including university administrators, community leaders, faculty, and the press
  • Possess a collaborative management style, an ability to work closely and transparently with faculty and other academic and administrative staff, coupled with an ability to demonstrate leadership and work independently as required by the task; record of project experience working with stakeholders in higher education settings a plus
  • Demonstrate active engagement in professional networks and organizations that promote best practices in audience engagement and in exhibition design and installation
  • Certificate, formal coursework, and/or continuing professional education in gallery/museum practices is highly desirable.

The Assistant Director is part of a team that reports to the Director, Center for Textiles and Design and includes a Media/Communications Specialist and an Assistant Director for the Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection. A 12-month period of evaluation will be required.

A criminal background check will be conducted prior to hiring.
A period of evaluation will be required

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Employee Class: Academic Staff

Department(s): SOHE/DESIGN GALLERY

Full Time Salary Rate: Minimum $46,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Term: This is a renewable appointment.

Appointment percent: 100%

Anticipated begin date: AUGUST 15, 2016

Number of Positions: 1

TO ENSURE CONSIDERATION
Application must be received by: JULY 31, 2016

HOW TO APPLY:
Sherry Harlacher
1300 Linden Dr
1235D Human Ecology Building

Questions about the position can be directed to:
Sherry Harlacher
Phone: 608-890-4854
Email: harlacher@wisc.edu

(Posted 7/7/16)

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Michigan History Center, MI

The Michigan History Center, part of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR), seeks an experienced museum professional to provide innovative and dynamic leadership for the Michigan History Museum and its ten field sites. The Museum Director is a key position in fulfilling the Center's commitment to foster curiosity, enjoyment, and inspiration rooted in Michigan's stories. To achieve this, the Museum Director works collaboratively with museum and other center staff to provide opportunities for experiences that spark curiosity and ensure people see themselves as they experience the Center's exhibits, online materials, collections and programs.

This position serves as the Director of the Michigan History Museum, an AAM-accredited museum system, and is a professional museum administrator position reporting to the Director of the Michigan History Center. The Museum Director supervises collections, exhibits and field site staff; manages budgets, develops and implements plans that support the center's strategic agenda; works with Engagement unit on programming, education and visitor experience. The Michigan History Museum is currently engaged in multiple major initiatives, including a multi-year project updating the Michigan History Museum principal exhibits (opened in 1989). The Museum Director works collaboratively as a member of the Center's management team. In addition to the museum system, the Center includes the Archives of Michigan, the Engagement unit, a historical marker program and other statewide initiatives and commissions.

The successful candidate will demonstrate experience in managing staff, budget oversight and project management; a comprehensive knowledge of current museum practice; an ability to work collaboratively with other managers and external partners; and innovative, creative approaches to meeting challenges and empowering staff to succeed.

The Michigan History Center is an equal opportunity employer interested in expanding the diversity of its staff.

Please apply online through NEOGOV by clicking on the following link: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/michigan/jobs/1467279/state-administrative-manager-15. If this is the first time you are applying using our online job application, you will need to create an account and select a Username and Password. After your account has been established, you can build an application by clicking on the "Build Job Application" link. This application can be saved and used to apply for more than one job opening.

Applications are due July 24, 2016.

(Posted 7/1/16)

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Chazen Museum of Art, WI

The Chazen Museum of Art, on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus, seeks a full-time permanent Visitor Services Associate to provide programmatic and administrative support. We are looking for an upbeat, well-organized individual with a strong customer service and administrative background.

The mission of the Chazen Museum of Art:
We collect, preserve, interpret, and exhibit works of art and present related educational programs in support of the teaching, research, and public service mission of the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

We do this because the visual arts enrich individual human experience and because knowledge of art is essential to understanding diverse cultures, past and present.

This individual supports the mission by providing excellent customer service, disseminating information about exhibits and educational programs, and compiling information to help us understand and serve our visitors better. In addition, this person will provide complex administrative support to the museum staff, which helps us work efficiently and fulfill our mission.

We are looking for an individual with a positive attitude and respect for others. Experience in a museum or cultural institution is a plus, but is not required. Minimum pay rate of $14.25/hour with full state benefits. The museum supports and encourages professional development opportunities such as conference or workshop attendance. The University of Wisconsin–Madison campus offers ample recreation, cultural and educational opportunities. The museum is easily accessible and is located on many bus lines and bike paths.

Please see the full announcement, position description and application instructions at: http://www.ohr.wisc.edu/Weblisting/External/PDSummaryApply.aspx?vacid=99061&title=16660

(Posted 6/29/16)

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Hearthstone Historic House Museum, WI

Guided by an ambitious strategic plan, and governed by engaged and dedicated Board of Directors and volunteers, The Friends of Hearthstone, Inc. is seeking a Volunteer Coordinator to guide volunteers in providing an exceptional visitor experience at Hearthstone, an historic house museum in Appleton, Wisconsin. Hearthstone is currently run by volunteers and Cabinets overseen by members of the Board of Directors. The Volunteer Coordinator will work with the volunteers, Board, Development Director and working Cabinets to manage the day-to-day affairs of the Museum's operations, programs and activities. This is a 2-year, part-time, grant-funded position, reporting to the President of the Board of Directors.

On September 30, 1882, the Henry J. Rogers home, now known as Hearthstone (www.hearthstonemuseum.org), became the first private residence in the world to be lit by hydroelectricity from a central power station using the Edison system. Hearthstone Historic House Museum is a living example of this early technological innovation. Hearthstone's rare 1882 Edison light switches and electroliers still are in operation. It is possible that Hearthstone is the sole surviving example of wiring and fixtures in their original location from the dawn of the electrical age.

In addition, this Queen Anne style, Victorian era home designed by William Water has been lovingly restored to the historic era 1880-1895. The home is listed on the State and National Register of Historic Places.

Major Responsibilities:
  • actively recruits volunteers
  • defines volunteer roles and responsibilities, creating an appropriate volunteer structure
  • maintains adequate levels of staffing to provide an optimal experience for guests, house managers, docents, and greeters
  • works closely with volunteers to meet their needs and expectations, and matches their interests and skills to the appropriate volunteer opportunities
  • provides orientation, training, and regular meetings for volunteers to ensure smooth daily operations and to support positive volunteer and guest experiences
  • creates and updates volunteer manuals and program guides
  • tracks and maintains volunteer hours using a cloud-based volunteer management system

In addition the Volunteer Coordinator will:
  • serve as Hearthstone's ambassador to other volunteer organizations
  • bring entrepreneurial, motivating and supporting energy to the volunteer program
  • establish positive, successful working relationships with a wide range of volunteers of all ages, experiences levels and backgrounds
  • provide a positive example of the volunteer role
  • encourage feedback from volunteers, the Board and the Advisory Council
  • attend meetings of the Board of Directors and Advisory Council as appropriate

The ideal candidate will:
  • have strong leadership skills, with an entrepreneurial spirit and management capability, and proven ability to inspire and motivate volunteers
  • be able to stay calm in resolving issues and conflicts which arise, exhibiting good judgment and critical thinking skills

Qualifications:

Minimum required:
  • bachelor's degree or equivalent
  • demonstrated experience in and enthusiasm for recruiting, scheduling and supervising volunteers

Preferred:
  • experience in administrative work, including working with different computer software programs and databases
  • familiarity with volunteer management software, e.g., Volgistics

Please send a cover letter and resumé, and the names, email addresses, and phones numbers of 3 professional references to:

Cheryl Kaczmarek, President
The Friends of Hearthstone, Inc.
Hearthstone Historic House Museum
625 W. Prospect Ave.
Appleton, WI 54911-6042

No phone calls, please. Consideration of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

The Friends of Hearthstone, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This organization does not and will not discriminate in employment and personnel practices on the basis of race, sex, age, handicap, religion, national origin or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. The Friends of Hearthstone, Inc. is a non-profit organization under section 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code.

(Posted 6/27/16)

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Hearthstone Historic House Museum, WI

Guided by an ambitious strategic plan, and governed by an engaged and dedicated Board of Directors and volunteers, The Friends of Hearthstone, Inc. is seeking a Development Director to contribute to the growth in funding and visitors to Hearthstone, an historic house museum in Appleton, Wisconsin. This is a 2-year, part-time, grant-funded position, reporting to the President of the Board of Directors.

On September 30, 1882, the Henry J. Rogers home, now known as Hearthstone (www.hearthstonemuseum.org), became the first private residence in the world to be lit by hydroelectricity from a central power station using the Edison system. Hearthstone Historic House Museum is a living example of this early technological innovation. Hearthstone's rare 1882 Edison light switches and electroliers still are in operation. It is possible that Hearthstone is the sole surviving example of wiring and fixtures in their original location from the dawn of the electrical age.

In addition, this Queen Anne style, Victorian era home designed by William Water has been lovingly restored to the historic 1880-1895 era. The home is listed on the State and National Register of Historic Places.

Major Responsibilities:
  • works closely with the Board of Directors to cultivate and solicit major individual donors, corporations and foundations
  • provides strategic leadership in developing fundraising, friend-raising, marketing, and communications plans
  • leads Hearthstone's fundraising efforts by acting as Head of the Fundraising Cabinet
  • builds strong relationships with the Board, volunteers, and major donors
  • with the Board of Directors devises and coordinates restricted fundraising strategies, goals, donor management, grant writing, proposal development, and messaging for the organization
  • expands local fundraising support through growth in existing museum memberships, corporate sponsorships, and/or development of new efforts
  • represents Hearthstone visibly in the community, attending community and local organizations' meetings, events, and functions
  • engages the Fox Cities' population and beyond through strategic outreach efforts
  • works closely with the Board of Directors on Hearthstone's effort to develop a strong state and national presence through marketing and outreach
  • with the Volunteer Coordinator plans and implements donor related programs, activities and events

In addition the Development Director will:
  • serve on the Marketing Cabinet, providing a strategic advisory role in developing marketing and communications plan
  • regularly report on the progress of all fundraising activities
  • develop, maintain, and manage the annual expense budget for Development
  • manage the membership program
  • develop and track proposals and reports for all foundation, government, and corporate funders

The ideal candidate will:
  • have palpable enthusiasm for Hearthstone's mission, and ability/willingness/passion to share that enthusiasm with others
  • have a proven ability to build internal and external relationships
  • have strong written and oral communications skills, and a high degree of initiative and attention to detail
  • exhibit diplomacy and maintain a high level of poise and professionalism in all circumstances
  • be highly organized with a proven ability to work well under pressure and manage multiple projects/deadlines
  • be familiar with the concept of mobile-first fundraising and text-to-donate capabilities

Qualifications:
Minimum required: Bachelor's degree or comparable experience, with at least three years relevant experience in development or related areas.

Please send a cover letter and resumé, and the names, email addresses and phones numbers of 3 professional references to:

Cheryl Kaczmarek, President
The Friends of Hearthstone, Inc.
Hearthstone Historic House Museum
625 W. Prospect Ave.
Appleton, WI 54911-6042

No phone calls, please. Consideration of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

The Friends of Hearthstone, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This organization does not and will not discriminate in employment and personnel practices on the basis of race, sex, age, handicap, religion, national origin or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. The Friends of Hearthstone, Inc. is a non-profit organization under section 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code

(Posted 6/27/16)

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Ella Sharp Museum, Jackson, MI

The Ella Sharp Museum, an accredited museum of art, history and science located in the city of Jackson, Michigan, has opened a search for its new director. The "Ella" was founded in 1965 as a public, non-profit institution, and is the principal museum for this south central Michigan community. Its ten-acre primary campus is home to multiple historic buildings built on the site of the former Merriman-Sharp Hillside Farm. In addition to a 40,424 sq. ft. modern exhibition and program facility, the museum owns and operates a free standing planetarium theater. The successful candidate will lead the visionary and innovative management of its museum of art and history, planetarium, and historic house complex dating to 1842, in addition a recently developed, award-winning prison museum, Cell Block 7, operated in collaboration with the Southern Michigan Correctional Facility.

The Ella Sharp Museum houses and exhibits a growing permanent collection of contemporary art and regionally significant historical materials that supports and advances the museum's educational mission. Its director reports to a board of trustees. The museum is debt free. Its annual budget of $1,267,000 is funded through revenue derived from earned income, proceeds from membership, grants and fundraising activities in addition to investment income from an endowment.

Additional information and procedures for application are posted at http://www.ellasharp.org/. Applications will be reviewed beginning July 31, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. The salary and compensation package are competitive and are commensurate with experience.

Timothy Chester is assisting the Ella Sharp Museum with this search. He is attending the Annual Meeting of the American Association for State & Local History, to be held in Detroit, Michigan September 14-16, 2016 and is available to meet with applicants to discuss the opportunity and answer questions. Contact him at timothychester@comcast.net.

Chester is a senior museum consultant with The Museum Group (www.museumgroup.com)

(Posted 6/21/16)

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PRESIDENT AND CEO
Old Salem Museum & Gardens, NC

Lead nationally renowned museum complex including living history interpretation of restored buildings in city historic district, heritage gardens and decorative arts museum. Located in desirable Piedmont Triangle of North Carolina. Expand strong audience, increase support and strengthen finances. REQUIRED: MA in museum studies or public history, successful leadership of complex organization, vision, management skills, fundraising record. DETAILED CRITERIA, HOW TO APPLY: http://museum-search.com/open-searches/ EOE. Nominations welcome. Visit: http://www.oldsalem.org/; http://www.mesda.org/

(Posted 6/13/16)

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Image of a star MUSEUM PREPARATOR
University of Mississippi, MS

Department: University Museum

Job Location: Oxford

Job Type: Full-Time

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Job Description
This position is responsible the incumbent is responsible for responsible for monitoring and maintenance of Museum building interior and exterior, surrounding landscape, and Historic Houses as assigned. The incumbent ensures the physical integrity of loaned and permanent collection artifacts by utilizing knowledge of proper handling, installation, and packing, and transport procedures. The position may require travel and work during nights and weekends.

Job Responsibilities

Examples of Work Performed
  • Assists with exhibition layout upon request of primary Collections Staff.
  • Under supervision of the Collections Manager and the Antiquities Manager, assists with the careful installation, removal, retrieval, packaging, and transportation of artifacts for exhibits and loans.
  • Prepares artifacts for shipping. Participates with developing the appropriate means of packing and crating for each artifact in conjunction with primary Collections Staff. Fabricates exhibit components and shipping crates.
  • In partnership with primary Collections Staff, develops appropriate mounting solutions to safely secure and best display artifacts for exhibits. Uses tools and special equipment to construct and prepare crates, mounts, mats and frames, exhibit cases, pedestals, and other exhibit furniture.
  • Responsible for daily maintenance and cleaning of galleries and exhibit areas. Performs daily inspections of galleries, ensuring the cleanliness of casework, continued safety of navigating the galleries, and working lighting and signage.
  • Conducts annual University Property inventory, as required by Office of Procurement.
  • Coordinates services and repairs and serves as Building Mayor, within University Facilities Management system.
  • Undertakes carpentry/wood cutting and building for educational projects. Reads and drafts basic construction, floorplan, and fabrication drawings. Uses and cares for hand and power tools.
  • Under supervision of primary Collections Staff, monitors climate of assigned buildings. Collects data, generates reports, and tracks appropriate temperatures and moisture levels in assigned buildings.
  • In conjunction with primary Collections Staff participates in the decision making process of how best to illuminate exhibitions and light artifacts while on display, and makes adjustments to the appropriate light fixtures as needed.
  • Manages and monitors exhibition and casework lighting in conformance to established best practices and conservation standards. Utilizes handheld luminance meters.
  • Trains and oversees the work of student workers when assigned.
  • Participates as a primary member and frontline responder within the Museum's Disaster Preparedness and Response team.
  • Performs similar or related duties as assigned or required.

Essential Functions:
These essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following. Additional essential functions may be identified and included by the hiring Department.
  1. Maintains Museum building interior and exterior, surrounding landscape, and Historic Houses.
  2. Assists with installation, mounting, framing, packing, and transport of permanent collections, and objects on loan.
  3. Maintains organization of Carpentry Shop and Loading Dock areas.
  4. Performs tool and equipment maintenance, and completes light construction projects

Minimum Qualifications

Education:
Bachelor's Degree in Art, Fine Arts, Art History, Museum Studies, or related field, from an accredited college or university.

AND

Experience:
Two (2) years of experience related to the above described duties.

AND

Licensure: Incumbent must possess a valid driver's license.

Substitution Statement: Related experience may be substituted for education, on a basis set forth and approved by the Department of Human Resources

Special instructions to applicants
Please check to see which documents (i.e., resume, CV, cover letter, list of references) are associated with this posting. Prior to applying for the position, prepare the electronic versions of these documents to upload or to "copy and paste" when prompted. You will not have the opportunity to attach them after you apply.

Applicants must meet the posted minimum qualifications for the position at the time of completing and submitting an application.

All positions will be open until an adequate applicant pool has been reached.

EEO Statement
The University of Mississippi provides equal opportunity in any employment practice, education program, or education activity to all qualified persons. The University complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based upon race, color, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information.

Background Check Statement
The University of Mississippi is committed to providing a safe campus community. UM conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

Published Salary: $13.60 - $15.79 / hour

Employee Category: Support Staff

Employee Designation: Permanent

Clerical skills testing: None

(Posted 6/6/16)

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DuPage Children's Museum, IL

Organizational Overview:  DuPage Children's Museum is nationally acclaimed for its interactive, hands-on experiences, carefully designed to ignite the potential of all children to learn through hands-on exploration.   With over 300,000 annual visitors, we partner with 38 school districts as well as approximately 60 social service agencies through our Community Access Network.  We work directly with corporate and foundation supporters and rely on the work of more than 800 volunteers each year.   We provide high-quality early learning resources for parents and offer professional development opportunities to caregivers and teachers.  DuPage Children's Museum is more than a Museum... it's a force for early learning!

Job Summary: The Exhibits Manager requires a highly dynamic, collaborative, hands-on person to engage in creative, multi-disciplinary work with a cross-departmental team of staff, volunteers, and community members. The Exhibits Manager develops, designs, fabricates, maintains, and installs exhibits and related exhibit media/graphics. The Exhibits Manager will build exhibits in-house and work with outside contractors to fabricate components as well as install traveling exhibits all in accordance with the strategic plan and mission and goals of the institution.

Essential Responsibilities:
  1. Monitors the condition and functionality of DCM exhibits to ensure their availability to visitors. Develops a master plan to ensure excellent condition, maintenance, and repair of all museum exhibits; maintains a database and other files that collect and organize information about exhibit condition, warrantees, fabrication, and maintenance/repair.
  2. Provides regular, user-friendly transparent information about the status of exhibits to a cross-departmental lead team.
  3. Coordinates exhibit maintenance and performs exhibit maintenance and repairs as necessary.
  4. Fabricates exhibit components and signage.
  5. Coordinates with Exhibit Experience Team to ensure museum exhibits meet DCM's high standard of excellence in terms of experience and functionality.
  6. Ensures the development of exhibit components and signage.  This may include creating models; researching, ordering and/or developing devices; testing materials; building prototypes; and providing production support for necessary exhibit components and signage.
  7. Manages and supervises exhibit installations for in-house builds, contracted services, and traveling exhibitions.
  8. Acts as liaison with contract fabricators and vendors.
  9. Oversees the educational functionality of permanent, traveling, and temporary exhibit components.
  10. Manages the Museum's fabrication and maintenance shop including safety procedures, museum tool and equipment maintenance, exhibit storage areas, and other resource materials in an appropriate and professional manner.
  11. Researches appropriate materials, specifications, and methods for potential fabrication.
  12. Responsible for inventory, ordering, maintaining, and storing of exhibit preparation supplies, equipment, and components.
  13. With department director, drafts annual exhibits budget for approval; administers and monitors the approved budget.
  14. Works collaboratively with all museum staff to support the Museum's annual strategic goals and core values.

Secondary Responsibilities:
  1. Other duties as assigned.

Job Relationships:
  • Reports to Director of Exhibits and Operations
  • Supervises Exhibit Maintenance staff and volunteers.
  • Establishes and maintains productive relationships with vendors and fabricators.
  • Coordinates extensively with Facility Maintenance staff, the Sr. Public Programs Manager, the Arts Specialist, the Sr. Graphics Manager and other staff to maintain the effectiveness of DCM floor and traveling exhibits.
  • Behaves appropriately around children and works well with diverse museum visitors.

Education and Experience:
  • High school or trade school degree required; college degree, technical training and/or certification preferred.
  • Five years of experience in museum, trade show, or other production shop required.

Skills and Abilities:
  • Must have demonstrated skill in hand and bench work including cabinet-making, electrical wiring, painting and finishing, metalwork and other skilled tasks.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of methods and materials used in museum exhibit fabrication.
  • Skilled in the safe use of power tools, machine tools, and hand power tools.  Knowledge of audio-visual equipment.
  • Project management skills. Superior skills in organizing, determining priorities and taking initiative; willingness and ability to work toward objectives, shifting priorities when needed.
  • Reads and interprets drawings and design sketches/details.
  • Good organizational and communication skills.
  • Ability to communicate fabrication ideas and techniques with sketches.
  • Experience in cost estimating.
  • Works well in a collaborative environment.
  • Ability to produce computer generated detail and fabrication drawings.
  • Basic knowledge of Word, Excel, Google Sketch Up, a must.

The following abilities are required for the position:  (a) Heavy physical exertion and activity will be required; (b) Bend, reach, kneel, squat, walk and climb stairs and ladders; (c) Lift and carry large/bulky items weighing up to 75 pounds; (d) Display the dexterity and motor skills necessary to perform mechanical repairs and work on a variety of machinery; (e) Work outdoors for short periods of time in hot and cold weather; (f) Communicate appropriately, clearly and verbally with museum visitors and co-workers; Comprehend and speak English with the general public and co-workers; (g) Use a keyboard and mouse to enter, retrieve or transfer words or data; (h) Tolerate dust, paint, cleaning solutions and plastic/latex.

Other:
Must have current driver's license, own transportation and appropriate liability insurance.

Send resume and cover letter to jobs2016@dupagechildrensmuseum.org.

No phone calls.

DuPage Children's Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).

(Posted 6/6/16)

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Image of a star RESIDENT CURATORIAL FELLOWSHIP ("THE JEANNE AND RALPH GRAHAM COLLECTIONS FELLOW")
Cranbrook Art Museum, MI

Cranbrook Art Museum is accepting applications for its 2016–2017 Resident Curatorial Fellowship. This is a unique opportunity for an emerging museum curator with a passion for art, craft, and design history to play an important role in the presentation and interpretation of Cranbrook's diverse collections and programs. The fellowship includes an apartment in Thornlea Studio on the Cranbrook campus. Cranbrook Art Museum is a leading center for the presentation of twentieth- and twenty-first-century art, craft, architecture, and design. Located in the town of Bloomfield Hills on a beautiful 319-acre campus of the Cranbrook Educational Community about 20 miles north of downtown Detroit, the Art Museum is part of Cranbrook Academy of Art, a top-ranked graduate school of art, architecture, craft, and design. A restoration and renovation of the original 1942 Art Museum building by Eliel Saarinen was completed in 2011. The project also added a new, state-of-the-art Collections Wing, which allows for a curated and publicly accessible viewing of selections from nearly 7,000 works of art. Since its inception in 1998, the Jeanne and Ralph Graham Collections Fellowship at Cranbrook Art Museum has attracted talented new curators who have gone on to lead curatorial programs in major museums across the country.

Duties and Responsibilities
Reporting directly to the Art Museum Director, and working collaboratively with the staff of the Art Museum and Art Academy as well as the Institute of Science, the Center for Collections and Research, and Cranbrook Schools, the Fellow will research the collection of the Art Museum and assist with the development of their research and documentation as well as their display and interpretation. The fellowship is a full-time curatorial position that:
  • supports research on the museum's holdings and potential acquisitions;
  • assists with object research and display and interpretation within the museum's open storage Collections Wing;
  • works with the Director, Curator of Contemporary Art and Design, and other museum staff to present the 2016-2017 exhibition program, including curated presentations from the permanent collection, a large-scale video installation culled from the Cause Collective's In Search of the Truth project in and around the Detroit area, as well as a large-scale retrospective of the work of designer Alexander Girard;
  • develops research for an exhibition drawn from Cranbrook's collections;
  • writes interpretive texts for exhibitions, programs, acquisitions, and projects;
  • develops collections-based education programs for students and adults;
  • assists with cataloging records and representing the collections on the Art Museum's new website;
  • writes and edits the Art Museum's Cranbrook Sightings blog; and
  • provides public and private tours of temporary exhibitions and the Collections Wing.

Requirements
The ideal candidate should have an M.A. in decorative arts, design history, art history, architectural history, material culture, or a related field (completion of M.A. coursework required), with an emphasis on 20th-century art and architecture and a specialty/interest in the decorative arts, craft, and design; demonstrated object-based research and interpretation skills; outstanding speaking, writing, and editing skills; attention to detail; strong computer skills (Microsoft Office and PowerPoint); and collections database experience (TMS strongly preferred). Previous curatorial experience or internships preferred but not required.

Ideally, the 12-month fellowship begins in July of 2016 and continues through June of 2017. The fellowship may be renewed for a second year, allowing for the continued development and realization of larger projects. Position provides annual compensation of $26,780 and a free apartment in the historic Thornlea Studio (no pets or smoking permitted). Applications reviewed until position filled with priority given to applications received by June 13.

To Apply
Please send letter (including Fellowship and career goals), résumé, writing sample, list of three references, and completed Cranbrook Employee Application (which can be downloaded from the Employment page of our website at www.cranbrook.edu) to:

Cranbrook, Human Resources, P. O. Box 801, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan 48303-0801, or email humanresources@cranbrook.edu.

Cranbrook is an equal opportunity employer and strives to provide a work environment that welcomes diversity.

(Posted 5/23/16)

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Image of a star CURATORIAL ASSISTANT
Taft Museum of Art, OH

Address: 316 Pike Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

Post Date: 02/11/2016

Employment Type: Part-Time/Nonexempt

Reports to: Director of Collections and Exhibitions and Curator of European Art.

Department: Curatorial

Hours: 17.5 hours/week for first five months. Then 10 hours/ week thereafter. Hours are flexible, but preferred schedule would be spread over several days.

Pay: $13.00/hour

To Apply: Interested candidates must send a cover note and resume to hr@taftmuseum.org. No phone calls please. Only those who are qualified will be contacted via email for interviewing and next steps.

POSITION OVERVIEW
The Taft Museum of Art seeks a positive and resourceful person to serve as curatorial assistant, helping with exhibition planning and handling a wide variety of office tasks. Reporting to the chief curator, the position will offer opportunities to learn about museum work and professional practices and gain useful experience. Responsibilities include: answering public queries, editing captions for museum texts, assisting with creating PowerPoint presentations, writing occasional articles for the members' magazine, conducting limited art historical research, and handling a range of clerical tasks.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • For first five months, assisting with a new book on the permanent collection
  • Handling some departmental correspondence
  • Assisting with upcoming exhibitions
  • Proofreading object captions for brochures, members' magazine, etc.
  • Culling new scholarly references to artworks for object files
  • Writing occasional articles for members' magazine
  • Drafting PowerPoint presentations on exhibitions
  • Periodic small research projects
  • Drafting loan request proposals
  • Maintaining curatorial object files
  • Administrative: Handling some departmental correspondence; booking travel reservations, reports on travel expenses; mailing books/other items; photocopying; processing invoices and MasterCard statements
  • Other varied tasks to support curatorial work

BACKGROUND AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS
  • The ideal candidate will have an M.A. in art history; some museum experience.
  • Highly proficient with Microsoft Office, especially Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
  • Reading knowledge of French and/or German are strong advantages. Driver's license and access to a car are desirable.
  • Strong organizational skills that reflect ability to prioritize and perform multiple tasks at the same time with excellent attention to detail.
  • Works cooperatively with supervision or as part of a team. Positive and high-energy team player.

The Taft Museum of Art is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to building an inclusive environment that welcomes and values diversity. This includes our staff, board of directors, volunteers and visitors. As an organization we recognize the importance of attracting and retaining talented people of different backgrounds. We understand how a diverse work team of staff, board of directors and volunteers benefits our organization by enabling us to draw upon a richness of resources. We want all our team members to feel appreciated for their uniqueness, so we work to foster an environment that provides everyone equal access to information and opportunities. This ensures that each person learns, grows, excels and maximizes his or her personal contributions. The Museum will thus be able to tap into a greater wealth of knowledge, perspectives, and experiences to develop and deliver programs and services to an increasingly diverse audience.

(Posted 5/18/16)

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Image of a star GUEST EXPERIENCE ASSISTANT MANAGER
Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden, IA

Reports to: Guest Experience Manager

Status: Non-Exempt

Schedule: Part-time (28 hours per week). The scheduled shift is:
  • June-September
    3:00 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays
    9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday through Sunday
  • October-May
    Noon to 5:30 p.m. Thursdays
    9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday through Sunday

There may be occasional evening hours for special events. The actual schedule will be based upon Botanical Garden events and administrative needs. Hours per week may vary from week to week.

Revision Date: March 2016

Position Summary
The Guest Experience Assistant Manager acts as the manager on duty on weekends and during occasional evening hours or seasonal evenings. As the acting manager, this position oversees the general operation of the Botanical Garden and acts as the primary point of contact for guests and other staff. The Guest Experience Assistant Manager ensures the facility operates smoothly for the enjoyment of our guests.

Primary Responsibilities
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily and perform other duties as assigned.

The Guest Experience Assistant Manager's primary functions include:
  • In the absence of the Guest Experience Manager, fulfill the duties of the facility manager on duty:
    1. Act as the weekend manager, dedicated to the facility and operation, supporting guests, weekend staff, volunteers and vendors and monitoring/responding to alarms and emergencies.
    2. Model exceptional guest service and ensure that other staff, volunteers and vendors maintain our Guest Experience Standards and other policies.
    3. Open and close the facility.
    4. Act as the point of contact and resolution for guest concerns and ensure that guests follow Botanical Garden policies.
  • Assists in day-to-day operations including opening and closing cash drawers, preparing the Botanical Garden to receive guests and answering and directing phone calls.
  • Provide accurate cash handling skills and operation of the point-of-sale (POS) system, including processing admissions, memberships, educational programs and carrying out retail sales.
  • Ensure constant coverage of the admission/retail desk when assigned.
  • Assist with stocking, pricing, inventory, cleaning and general Garden Shop operations.
  • Maintain familiarity with Garden Shop inventory and engage and assist guests in finding merchandise.
  • Help guests by providing general information about the Botanical Garden, including orientation and wayfinding, exhibits, special programming, membership, educational opportunities and other amenities.
  • Actively engage guests to enhance their experience. Respond promptly to guest needs including communicating their concerns to the Guest Experience Manager.
  • Answer questions with basic knowledge of rental policies for guests interested in venue rentals. Refer these guests to Events and Venue staff.
  • Actively promote and sell membership, educational opportunities and special event admission to guests.
  • Assist with managing crowds during high visitation times.
  • Organize and clean the lobby to ensure the area is presentable and safe. Monitor and stock print materials and displays.
  • Maintain knowledge of Botanical Garden programs and events to better serve the guest.
  • Participate in training opportunities at the Botanical Garden.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Guest Experience Manager or Botanical Garden leadership.

Success Factors
In conjunction with position-related skills, the successful candidate will bring become an integral member of the Botanical Garden team with these criteria:
  • Advance the mission of the Botanical Garden by actively meeting Strategic Plan goals and supporting our Core Values and other documents that guide our organization.
  • Serve as a host for our guests. All staff members are expected to interact with guests with a positive attitude and welcoming demeanor. Staff members talk with guests, answer their questions and connect them to areas where they can deepen their experience with us. Creates a signature guest experience by following our Guest Experience Standards and encouraging our guests to return.
  • Serves as part of a cross-departmental team that delivers a superior guest experience, drives membership and promotes the Botanical Garden mission.
  • Develops, maintains and promotes positive and professional relationships with internal staff, volunteers, members, vendors, contractors, media and the general public in order to achieve departmental and organizational goals
  • Maintains a commitment to, and ability to convey, the Botanical Garden's mission with genuine passion, and the willingness to continually learn about the programs and mission.

Qualifications
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required for this position.

Education and Experience
  • Prior management experience in retail, customer service or the hospitality industry.
  • High school diploma or equivalent required; advanced degrees preferred.
  • Must be available to work a schedule that includes weekends, evenings and some holidays.
  • Must possess excellent interpersonal and verbal communication skills while working with guests, staff and volunteers.
  • Experience with a point-of-sale system preferred.
  • Bi-lingual or multi-lingual highly desirable.

Skills and Abilities
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal. Communicate well with guests. Remain polite, courteous and helpful at all times.
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment
  • Ability to calculate monetary transactions as well as figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions and percentages.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals written in the English language.
  • Ability to successful pass a criminal background check

Work Environment and Physical Demands
The work environment characteristics and physical demands described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Continuous communication and/or interaction with staff, volunteers, visitors and management
  • Occasional bending, stooping, reaching, crouching or lifting (up to 50 lbs.)
  • Prolonged periods of time standing
  • The employee is frequently required to walk; sit and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl
  • Requires good hand-eye coordination, arm, hand and finger dexterity including the ability to grasp, and visual acuity to use a keyboard, operate equipment and read technical information
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to wet and/or humid conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

About the Organization
The Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden is a 501(c)(3) privately governed, not-for-profit public garden situated on 14-acres in the heart of downtown Des Moines. At the Botanical Garden, we are passionate about exploring, explaining and celebrating the world of plants. Beyond the beauty and inspiration of our urban setting, we are dedicated to creating signature, memorable experiences through progressive garden design and innovative programming. People, plants and passion are the focus of what we do. By educating and enriching the lives of our guests, we provide a valuable resource for our community and forge partnerships stronger than the sum of our individual parts.

Our team at the Botanical Garden takes pride in our core values and is dedicated to demonstrating them in our daily work.

Teamwork — We achieve together what we cannot achieve alone.

Trust — We are confident in each other's integrity, strength and ability.

Creativity — We embrace the spirit of innovation to find a better way.

Excellence — We expect and deliver a superior experience that exceeds expectations.

Position Application
Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, application with three references (available at http://www.dmbotanicalgarden.com/about-us/employment) and a resume to bghr@dmbotanicalgarden.com. Review of applications will begin immediately and remain open until the candidate is hired. Only electronic applications are accepted. No paper applications will be considered.

(Posted 5/16/16)

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Springfield Art Museum, MO

Department: Art Museum

Salary Range: The complete salary range for this position is $16.73-$23.27.  (Starting salary is typically at the beginning of the range depending on individual qualifications and budget authorization.) City of Springfield employees enjoy competitive benefits including Employee Health coverage at no cost, Life/Dental/Cafeteria Plan options, generous paid leave time, and a LAGERS pension provided at no cost.  To read about all of the City's benefits, click here.

Brief Description:
The Springfield Art Museum seeks an experienced, self-motivated, and professional Registrar to manage the Museum's permanent collections and ambitious loan program. The Registrar is an integral member of the Curatorial Team and will work closely with the Curator, Exhibition Coordinator and Museum Assistants to preserve, manage and provide access to the Museum's collection of over 10,000 objects. The Registrar will be responsible for coordinating shipping and loan paperwork for the Museum's ambitious exhibition program and will work closely with artists, vendors, and fine art shippers to coordinate these efforts. The Registrar will be highly involved in coordinating and developing the next stages of collection management including in-depth cataloguing and organizing the collection storage spaces of the Museum.

The Springfield Art Museum is a beautiful facility on the edge of a tree-filled city park. The Museum is a city-owned facility and operates under authority of a nine-member board. Incorporated in 1928, the Museum was first operated entirely by volunteers and still relies heavily on community support in a variety of ways. The Museum has been financially supported by a property tax levy since 1940.  The present Museum boasts a collection of over 10,000 objects, numerous galleries, an education wing with multiple classrooms, a 392-seat auditorium and an historic amphitheater built in 1936 by the WPA. Most recently, the Museum has completed a full inventory of the collection, launched online access to portions of the collection and upgraded major components of the facility including new LED lighting and new climate control in the permanent collection galleries.  For additional information about the Museum, visit Springfield Art Museum.

Search committee will consider all applications received by 5/20/2016; however, applications will be accepted until position is filled.

Job Requirements:
Typically requires graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in Art, Art History and/or Museum Studies, with at least one year of professional museum registrar experience.  Professional work experience may be substituted for the formal education requirement on a year-for-year basis.

Based on the number and quality of applicants, applications may be reviewed for qualifications beyond the minimums outlined.  Education and experience shall be evaluated with regard to recency and quality, as well as quantity.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability and Vet
Individuals with disabilities should request reasonable accommodations in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act prior to testing or appointment.  Proof of United States Citizenship/Authorization to Work in The United States as established by the Immigration Reform Act of 1986 is a condition of employment.  Pre-employment drug testing required.

How To Apply:
All interested candidates MUST complete the City of Springfield on-line application in its entirety.  The candidate profile must include all employment history with accurate and complete information prior to submission.  Resumes alone will not be accepted as the application, but they may be submitted as supplemental documentation.

(Posted 5/16/16)

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Image of a star CURATORIAL ASSISTANT
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 members are approachable, knowledgeable, inclusive, friendly, and encourage inquisitiveness among KAC guests. Internally, staff members are communicative, organized, fun, flexible, clean, respectful, team-oriented, supportive, honest and have a positive attitude.

Position Overview
The Curatorial Assistant provides critical administrative support to the Curator of Art & Education at the Krasl Art Center. This position will have major involvement in the Sculpting Community Project, exhibition development and collection management functions of the Cur-Ed (Curatorial & Education) department. The Sculpting Community Project activates the KAC's Master Plan through the commission of a site-specific sculpture by world-renown artist Richard Hunt and the re-design of the KAC grounds. Exhibitions at the KAC rotate regularly and include contemporary, historical and thematic shows, as well as experimental installations and projects by emerging artists in the KAC's artlab gallery. The KAC collects contemporary sculpture which it displays outdoors within the community.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Maintains project, artist and object files and manages related database records
  • Maintains project and curatorial budgets, providing regular reports to KAC Curator of Art & Education
  • Assists Curator with the development of checklists, contracts and the production of interpretive content
  • Coordinates meetings and keeps minutes from those meetings, including, but not limited to Sculpting Community Project meetings, Cur-Ed Committee and Acquisition Committee meetings
  • Assists with general curatorial inquiries and correspondence
  • Secures photographic permissions and other materials need for publications as needed
  • Conducts research as needed
  • Assists in the handling and installation of artworks as needed
  • Other duties as assigned

REQUIRED SKILLS
  • Highly organized, self-motivated individual
  • Results-oriented, adept at seeing the big-picture, planning, prioritizing, organizing and following through
  • Able to work independently with limited supervision and also as part of a team
  • Enjoys assisting leadership
  • Attentive to detail
  • Meets and manages timelines well
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Professional
  • Ethical
  • Able to multi-task
  • Computer proficient
  • Proficient in database management, data entry, excel and project management software

PREFERRED SKILLS
  • Experience working on design, museum, exhibition or archival projects
  • Experience with budget management
  • Interest in the arts, sculpture, urban planning, community development

Reports to: Curator of Art & Education

Status: Part-Time, Temporary (2.25 yrs), On-Site

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
Email cover letter and resume to Tami Miller, tmiller@krasl.org. No phone calls please. Review of applications will begin immediately.

The Fine Print
This job description details the basic scope of responsibilities of the position but should not be considered all-inclusive. Additional duties should be expected including some non-traditional work hours which may include evening and weekend hours.

This job description does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an "at-will" working relationship.

We conform to all the laws, statutes, and regulations concerning equal employment opportunities and affirmative action. We strongly encourage women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply to all of our job openings. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, Genetic Information & Testing, Family & Medical Leave, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity or Expression, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We prohibit retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer or the government, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint or otherwise oppose discrimination.

(Posted 5/6/16)

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Rock County Historical Society, WI

Department: Operations

Supervisor: Keighton Klos | Operations Manager

Status: Part time | 30 – 35 Hours/week

Pay Grade: $10/hour

Date: Updated/Start Date May 2016

Summary
The Visitor Services Coordinator is the primary contact for all museum visitors, welcoming and interacting with all guests to answer questions, and direct to other buildings as needed. This position will provide excellent customer service in a seamless operation of the guest experience at the history campus. The Visitor Services Coordinator will also supervise and coordinate volunteers who staff the Front Desk and Lincoln-Tallman House Tours.

Tasks
  • Maintains staff presence at Front Desk (45%)
    The Visitor Services Coordinator is responsible for maintaining a high level of customer service at the Front Desk. They will greet all visitors (guests, vendors, board members), and ensure that RCHS is represented in a positive way.

    They will also answer phone calls, run the POS and assist with the opening and closing of the campus. This position will also need to run tours as needed.
  • Coordinates Visitor Services Volunteers (25%)
    The Visitor Services Coordinator will schedule and be the main point of contact for both Interpreters and Front Desk Volunteers. They will ensure that the volunteers have the information they need to perform their duties.

    Together with the Operations Manager, this position will coordinate the training of new volunteers.
  • Assists Operations Manager (25%)
    The Visitor Services Coordinator will assist the Operations Manager with the daily tasks of running the RCHS campus. This could include data entry, event prep, light cleaning, supply orders, and other duties as assigned.
  • Assists Executive Director (5%)
    The Visitor Services Coordinator will assist the Executive Director with general administrative duties as assigned.

Qualifications
Well-qualified candidates will have previous customer service experience, along with cash-handling and supervisory experience. Must be able to work independently. Ability to tactfully and efficiently handle guest concerns. Weekend availability is non-negotiable. Some week night hours may be required.

Preferred skills include: excellent communication skills, sales/retail experience, knowledge of first aid and safety skills.

Benefits
RCHS does not offer medical benefits to part time employees.

To apply, please send cover letter and resume to Keighton Klos, Operations Manager, at kklos@rchs.us or 426 N. Jackson St, Janesville, WI 53548

(Posted 5/2/16)

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DuSable Museum of African American History, IL

Part-time position through December, 2016

The Collections Assistant will join the Collections Department for the final eight months of a grant-funded cataloging and registration project. Reporting to the Collections Manager and Registrar, this position involves cataloging museum collections, re-housing art and artifacts, and assisting with backlog registration.

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

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in Museum Studies, History, African American Studies, Art History, or related field, plus minimum 1-2 years collections-related experience. Knowledge of proper art/artifact handling and best practices for collections care and storage. Working knowledge of museum collections management systems.

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

This is a part-time temporary position, ending in December 2016. No benefits are included with the position. Please email résumé, cover letter, and salary requirements to Leticia Ransom at lransom@dusablemuseum.org, with "Collections Assistant Search" in the subject line. No phone calls, please. Candidate reviews end 30 days after posting. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

(Posted 4/21/16)

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Image of a star DIRECTOR OF THE HARLAN-LINCOLN HOUSE
Iowa Wesleyan University, IA

Iowa Wesleyan University has an immediate opening for the position of Director of the Harlan-Lincoln House Relations. This is a part-time position reporting to the Vice President for University Advancement. The Director will understand and appreciate the Harlan-Lincoln House to be a non-profit, permanent historical legacy, open to the public, which acquires, conserves, researches, communicates and exhibits the tangible and intangible heritage of the Abraham Lincoln and James Harlan families and their environment for purposes of education and enjoyment. The director will manage the day-to-day affairs of the House's operations, programs and activities.

Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to:

OPERATIONS & MUSEUM MANAGEMENT
  • Direct and manage the day-to-day operations of the Harlan-Lincoln House and its related businesses;
  • Keep the Harlan-Lincoln House Executive Committee informed in a timely manner of all-pertinent issues, along with attending and reporting to the Executive Committee at meetings;
  • Work proactively and communicate effectively with the University and Harlan-Lincoln House Executive Committee to develop and implement short-term operational and long-term strategic plans;
  • Manage the Museum's financial operations, accounts, inventory, safety of artifacts, endowments, gifts, budgets and associated records; and
  • Implement strategies for increasing income, well aware of the potential for national scope.

EDUCATION AND PROGRAMMING MANAGEMENT
  • Provide creative vision and leadership for all the Harlan-Lincoln House programs including curatorial and educational activities for a wide variety of audiences;
  • Develop and support an active partnership with public and private local schools as well as home-schooled groups;
  • Direct and routinely evaluate educational programs for the University and the public; and
  • Conduct Museum tours and presentations as needed.

VOLUNTEER MANAGEMENT
  • Conduct recruitment activities, train and evaluate volunteers as needed;
  • Work closely with the Harlan-Lincoln House Executive Committee to be full participants in the House's activities;

MARKETING
  • Serve as the chief spokesperson for the Museum, including interaction with the media, community associations, and others;
  • In collaboration with the University Marketing Department design, implement, and evaluate a strategic marketing program; and
  • Effectively use technology in information exchange; working to employ contemporary and innovative methods.

DEVELOPMENT
  • In conjunction with the University Advancement Office, coordinate an annual membership giving drive;
  • In conjunction with the University Advancement Office, investigate potential grants that are properly written and submitted by deadline;
  • In conjunction with the University Advancement Office, acknowledge gifts with written thank you and any required tax documentation; and
  • In conjunction with the University Advancement Office, oversee development and maintenance of a database listing both current and potential volunteers and donors.

FACILITY & GROUNDS MANAGEMENT
  • In conjunction with University physical plant staff, oversee the secure use and maintenance of the facility, its equipment and supplies, building, grounds and parking facilities.

OTHER
  • Attend House and University events.
  • Lead and manage special projects and perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned or as needed.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
Undergraduate degree or extensive equivalency experience in the following or closely related fields: History, Business Administration, Education, Museum Studies, or Public Administration. Master's degree preferred.
  • At least three years of non-profit management experience.
  • Available to work a flexible schedule, with occasional evening and/or weekend hours required.
  • Strong computer skills, including familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite and Social Media platforms.
  • Excellent communication, public speaking, and writing skills.
  • Excellent time management skills and multi-tasking skills.
  • Ability in fundraising and grant writing
  • Ability to inspire, lead and manage volunteers
  • Ability to develop and implement long-range plans.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Interested candidates should email the following to kathy.moothart@iw.edu: letter of application, resume, salary history, three professional references with names, titles and contact information. No phone calls please; candidates will be contacted if search committee is in need of further information. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Iowa Wesleyan University is an equal opportunity employer.

(Posted 4/20/16)

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Image of a star EXHIBIT DEVELOPER
The Chicago Academy of Sciences, IL

Supervisor Title: VP, Exhibits and Museum Experience

Status: FT

Date Prepared: February 26, 2016

Company Overview:
The Chicago Academy of Sciences / Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum is celebrating 160 years of connecting people with nature and science. Originally founded so that scientists and nature lovers alike could study and share the specimens they collected, we continue to build on our legacy of natural history education at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum through immersive exhibits, critical conservation and research initiatives, public engagement and education programming.

Our mission is to create a positive relationship between people and nature through collaborations, education, research and collections, exhibitions and public forums to grow our region's urban connection to the world of nature and science. Your mission will be to communicate that through content development and creative storytelling that delights and engages our audiences.

Summary of Position:
The Nature Museum prides itself on original, creative, educational exhibits that inspire our visitors to learn more about world around them. The Exhibit Developer will act as a storyteller in each exhibit. You will bring forth your own experience with nature through the mission of this organization. The Exhibit Developer will lead the conversation while also playing a vital role as a key team member of the Exhibits Department.

This role will act in all facets of exhibition creation, from concept development to prototyping and installation, working collaboratively in teams, with content experts, scientists, artists, collections managers, educators and designers for the research, development, and interpretation of permanent and temporary exhibitions. This is a fulltime exempt position.

Principle Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Acts under the direction of the Vice President and Chief Curator of the Peggy Notebaert Museum and manages outside contractors (eg. Writers, evaluators) where necessary
  • Develops original content for temporary and permanent
  • Participate and lead exhibit concept development for in house temporary exhibitions.
  • Participate as the primary exhibit content developer for both in house and leased exhibitions.
  • Conduct primary topic research and develop Content Resource Document for self curated exhibits
  • Research, write and edit exhibit labels, visitor collateral and other exhibition interpretation materials
  • Research, develop and prototype exhibit interactives
  • Assist in project management during in house exhibit implementation phase.
  • Research and compile leased exhibition possibilities.
  • Occasional regional travel may be required at times

Qualifications:
  • Bachelors degree (MA preferred) in museum education, environmental education, anthropology or related field. Minimum 5 years experience in exhibition development.
  • Experience in interactive development and prototyping
  • Proven ability to communicate complex ideas with a wide range of audiences
  • Extensive research, writing and copy editing experience
  • Experience managing budgets, contracts and working within tight deadlines
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel, and a basic understanding of VectorWorks and AutoCAD a plus
  • Experience in digital interpretation, development and initiatives a plus
  • A demonstrated commitment to nature, conservation, and community improvement.

How to Apply for Exhibit Developer position: Please send a resume and a cover letter in PDF format to ExDeveloper216@naturemuseum.org.

No phone calls please. Only qualified candidates will be contacted.

The Chicago Academy of Sciences/Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

(Posted 4/18/16)

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Cleveland Museum of Natural History (CMNH), OH

Full-time

The Cleveland Museum of Natural History (CMNH), founded in 1920, is located in the heart of University Circle, five miles east of downtown Cleveland, Ohio. Considered one of the finest institutions of its kind in North America, the Museum offers an incredible visitor experience, attracting roughly 275,000 visitors a year. There are more than 140 public education programs and over 80,000 students served annually. The Museum employs about 160 people.

Building on its strong foundation of excellence in education and research, the Museum is poised to transform itself. The Museum will invite and engage a broader audience in the exploration of science and the natural world by revolutionizing the way it presents natural history. The Museum has launched a capital campaign to support a dramatic renovation and expansion of its facilities and exhibits. This ambitious plan will position the Museum to play a leading role in regional and national efforts to improve science education and increase scientific literacy.

The Museum is seeking a dynamic, creative, organized and energetic individual who is passionate about science education in our region and beyond.

Summary: The Development Officer, Foundation Relations is responsible for establishing and maintaining positive relationships with foundations and other strategic partners. With moderate supervision and in collaboration with Development colleagues and Museum staff and trustees, the Development Officer will identify and maintain contact information for appropriate prospects, create cultivation strategies, build relationships, author grant proposals and budgets, and manage post-award administration. The Development Officer is responsible for creating an annual development plan that aligns with the Museum's strategic priorities and fundraising goals. The position includes responsibilities for submitting state and federal grant applications in coordination with curatorial and education colleagues.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Identify, in conjunction with prospect research, foundation prospects aligned with the Museum's mission and strategic plan.
  • Utilize research tools such as Foundation Directory Online, GuideStar, and others to identify the most strategic prospects.
  • Maintain the development database with current contact information for prospects.
  • Review state and federal notices of funding opportunities to support Museum colleagues.
  • Develop cultivation strategies and MOVES management plan for each foundation prospect.
  • Build and sustain long-term relationships resulting in multi-year, coordinated engagement strategies.
  • Leverage Museum staff and trustee relationships for site visits and other face-to-face meetings.
  • Create an annual development plan for foundation prospects that aligns with the Museum's strategic plan and priorities.
  • Author or co-author proposals and all required documentation, including budgets, in collaboration with Museum colleagues and institutional partners.
  • Submit proposals according to guidelines established by each funder or agency.
  • Maintain a dashboard report for solicitations to track the proposal development process and outcomes.
  • Work with Museum colleagues to submit grant reports and materials as required by the foundation or agency.
  • Develop a donor-centric stewardship program that builds engagement in Museum activities and affinity with the Museum's mission and strategic priorities.

Education and/or Experience:
  • Bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university in English, Communications, Public Relations, Philanthropy or a related field, with 2-4 years of related direct fundraising experience or equivalent combination of education and direct experience.
  • Working knowledge of fundraising principles, concepts and best practices and methods of communication.
  • Experience working with prospect research tools such as Foundation Directory Online, Guidestar and others.
  • Experience working with online application systems for state and federal agencies and state and federal online registration databases.
  • Experience working with CRM software such as Raiser's Edge, Tessitura, Salesforce or other donor database software.
  • Intermediate or advanced level knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe Acrobat Professional.

Other Qualifications:
  • Intellectual curiosity and a passion for science, nature and conservation.
  • Ability to be an outstanding ambassador for the Museum.
  • Professional demeanor, tact, diplomacy, discretion, good judgment, strong insight and instinct, maturity and sophistication.
  • Ability to work with an interdisciplinary professional team, including high-level division and department directors.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of writing clearly and informatively with a high level of sophistication; ability to vary writing styles to meet needs.
  • Ability to prepare, manage and reconcile a program budget and guide internal customers in developing budgets and monitoring costs.
  • Display effective time management and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work Monday through Friday in a professional office environment and evenings as required. Some local travel and infrequent out-of-town, overnight travel may be required.
  • Ability to effectively coordinate and track multiple projects simultaneously, prioritize work according to deadlines with a high level of attention to detail.

TO APPLY
Please send a cover letter, resume, and three (3) professional references to:

Human Resources
Cleveland Museum of Natural History
One Wade Oval Drive, University Circle
Cleveland, Ohio 44106
Hr@cmnh.org
No phone calls, please.
Job Announcement Number: 16A11
Posting Date: April 13, 2016

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

(Posted 4/18/16)

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John Michael Kohler Arts Center, WI

Part-time position for a creative individual to serve as a preschool teacher beginning August 2016, for the September-May morning preschool for 3-4 year olds.

The John Michael Kohler Arts Center, located in Sheboygan, WI, is an innovative visual and performing arts complex focusing on contemporary art. Preschool students have the amazing opportunity to visit the galleries, attend performances, and work with visual and performing guest artists. The preschool is state licensed and the curriculum aligns with the Wisconsin Model Early Learning Standards.

Responsibilities include: implementing and enhancing the arts-based curriculum (visual arts, creative movement and music) with a co-teacher for four mornings (2 two-day classes), Monday through Thursday, classroom management, administration, communicating with parents, and evaluation of students' development. Potential additional opportunities include teaching early childhood arts classes and camps and leading a lunch program for 4- and 5-year-olds twice per week.

Candidates should have prior experience or training in early childhood education and a background in visual and/or performing arts. Qualified individuals will have high energy, a warm personality, and an educational philosophy that emphasizes creative thinking and play. A bachelor's degree in early childhood education, the arts, or WI DPI certification preferred.

Join a creative team of early childhood arts educators in this renowned Preschool which will celebrate its 50th birthday in 2017.

Send cover letter, resume, references, and work samples to:

John Michael Kohler Arts Center
Human Resources Manager
608 New York Avenue,
Sheboygan, WI 53081
Or email: atritz@jmkac.org
EOE

(Posted 4/18/16)

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Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum, IL

This is a 300 hour position; we anticipate that the Fellow will work approximately 18-20 hours per week.

Start date: May 2016. Position will be completed after 300 hours of work, which we anticipate will be in or around August 2017.

Pay: This AmeriCorps Fellowship pays $1000 for the 300 hours; this stipend is paid bi-weekly according to the number of hours worked. After the completion of the Fellowship the Fellow will receive an additional education award of $1195.

Job Description
The PlayHouse Education Assistant will learn about the programs and program facilitation by assisting with the development and implementation of existing PlayHouse programs.

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum opened in 2015, and features six exhibits targeted at children ages 0-8 years old. The mission of the PlayHouse is to help children become explorers and creators of the world. PlayHouse programs support our mission by encouraging visitors to explore new things and to create in an open-ended, innovative way.

The Assistant will have the ability to:
  • Observe and lead field trips.
  • Assist with weekend workshops.
  • Lead the museum's tot-time program.
  • Assist with the development and implantation of the museum's summer camp.

In addition to these primary areas of focus, the Education Assistant will:
  • Attend PlayHouse staff meeting and trainings.
  • Collaborates with education staff and other staff to contribute expertise and ideas to other areas of programming and operations.
  • Reports all visitor comments, complaints, and trends to Operations Manager.

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to: Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum, 2218 N Prospect Road, Peoria, IL 61603. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled; however, we strongly encourage potential candidates to submit their application by April 1, 2016.

(Posted 4/8/16)

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Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum & Luthy Botanical Garden, IL

This is a 675 hour position; we anticipate that the Fellow will work approximately 20-25 hours per week.

Start date: August 2016; Position will be completed after 675 hours of work, which we anticipate will be in or around May 2017.

Pay: This AmeriCorps Fellowship pays $3000 for the 675 hours; this stipend is paid bi-weekly according to the number of hours worked. After the completion of the Fellowship the Fellow will receive an additional education award of $2150.

Job Description
The Exhibit and Program Developer will learn about the programs and administration of two institutions located in one park, and identify ways that these two institutions — a children's museum and a botanical garden — can collaborate through exhibits and programs.

Luthy Botanical Garden was established in 1951, and encompasses five acres including over a dozen theme gardens, a Conservatory, a rotating sculpture exhibit and magnificent floral displays. The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum opened in 2015, and features six exhibits targeted at children ages 0-8 years old. The mission of the PlayHouse is to help children become explorers and creators of the world.

Exhibit Development
The Exhibit and Program Developer will begin planning an exhibit that incorporates elements from children's literature at both sites and throughout the park. This work will include:
  • Researching audiences to both institutions and making a proposal for the range of ages that should be addressed in this exhibit.
  • Identifying moments, characters, places or objects from children's literature that relate to content and spaces from each sites.
  • Creating a proposal for the size and scope of this installation and determining a timeline for moving the project forward.

Program Development
The Exhibit and Program Developer will experiment with collaborative field trips and family workshops at the two institutions.

Work with field trips will include:
  • Observing and leading field trips at both institutions.
  • Identifying ways in which the logistics of moving large groups of children between the two institutions can be made as easy as possible, and seamlessly incorporated into programming.
  • Developing cross-institutional school visits with a shared theme.

Work with family workshops will include:
  • Assisting with weekend workshops at both sites.
  • Designing one workshop for families, and one for older children (ages 8-14), that use the expertise and/or space of both the PlayHouse and the Botanic gardens.

In addition, the Exhibit and Program Developer will make further recommendations regarding collaborative programming between the two institutions, and possibly with other areas of the park.

In addition to these primary areas of focus, the Exhibit and Program Developer:
  • Attends PlayHouse and Luthy staff meeting and trainings.
  • Collaborates with education staff and other staff to contribute expertise and ideas to other areas of programming and operations.
  • Reports all visitor comments, complaints, and trends to Operations Manager.

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to: Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum, 2218 N Prospect Road, Peoria, IL 61603. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled; however, we strongly encourage potential candidates to submit their application by May 1, 2016.

(Posted 4/8/16)

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

Temporary Position: 40 weeks

Hourly Rate: $9.00-$13.00/hr.

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

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

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

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

LAKE COUNTY FOREST PRESERVE DISTRICT GENERAL INFORMATION:
As principal guardian of Lake County's open space and natural areas since 1958, we manage more than 30,300 acres of land and offer innovative educational, recreational and cultural opportunities for all people. Visitors of all ages can enjoy over 182 miles of trail for a variety of outdoor recreation uses, ponds and lakes for fishing, public golf courses, historical and cultural venues, public access to the Fox River and Lake Michigan and award-winning nature and history education programs and events.

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER

Date Re-Posted: April 6, 2016

(Posted 4/8/16)

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Image of a star #1263 INTERPRETER III, LEAD – SPLIT ROCK LIGHTHOUSE
Minnesota Historical Society, MN

OPEN TO: This job is open to all applicants.

LOCATION: Split Rock Lighthouse, 3713 Split Rock Lighthouse Road, Two Harbors, MN 55616

SALARY: $15.52 hourly minimum

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

CLASSIFICATION: 61L Service

HIRING MANAGER: Program Manager I

POSTING DATE: February 10, 2016

DEADLINE DATE: This position will remain open until filled.

SUPPLEMENTAL FORMS: REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION.

DESCRIPTION: The Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS) seeks applicants for an Interpreter III, Lead to engage, educate and entertain visitors to Split Rock Lighthouse Historic Site, at an advanced level with limited oversight, and to support the training of interpretive staff, interns and volunteers.

RESPONSIBILITIES: 1) coordinate the daily operations of the site; 2) provide customer service to patrons of the historic site or museum and its programs; 3) assist in the daily operations of the historic site program; 4) conduct various programs that serve diverse historic site or museum audiences; 5) mentor new staff members as they learn program content and delivery techniques; 6) serve as a lead worker; 7) under the direction of the Site Manager III, Split Rock Lighthouse or Program Manager I provide day-to-day direction, assist in the hiring, training, and monitoring of interpretive staff, volunteers and interns including the on-going daily program, and special events; 8) provide oversight of the site operation and security in the absence of site management staff, as designated by the Program Manager I or Site Manager III, Split Rock Lighthouse; and 9) present programs off-site as part of outreach activities.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • High school diploma plus one year program experience or equivalent.
  • Superior customer service skills in working with a diverse public, including children, teachers, senior citizens, people with disabilities, persons of different ethnic or cultural background, people of color, and professionals.
  • Excellent oral communication skills.
  • Ability to listen to members of the public and be responsive to inquires and comments.
  • Experience as a teacher or group leader working with diverse audiences.
  • Ability to master program information and present it according to interpretive or learning objectives.
  • Mastery of a wide variety of interpretive techniques.
  • Mastery of a skilled craft and the ability to clearly explain it to the public.
  • Ability to multi-task in a dynamic and demanding environment.
  • Must be able to develop and maintain excellent relations with individuals and groups specific and not specific to the site's history.
  • Ability to work effectively with limited supervision.
  • Ability to speak in public, in order to interpret the history of the site and to promote its programs and effectively communicate with individuals and groups.
  • Ability to plan, organize, implement and evaluate plans.
  • Ability to understand and carry out written and oral instructions.
  • Working knowledge of pertinent site related skills, operation and materials.
  • Knowledge and ability to work with historic collections, material, and costuming.
  • Ability to conduct research.
  • Ability to climb stairs and be physically active and mobile for up to eight hours per day.
  • Ability to work five days per week and weekends from May through October. Ability to work a flexible schedule and to adjust to changes in schedule and assignments.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Knowledge, experience and understanding of historic site management, interpretation and administration, American and Minnesota history.
  • Knowledge of building, site maintenance and security methods, sufficient to monitor maintenance, supervise operations and maintain security.
  • Knowledge of museum education, teaching practices, the history of lighthouses and navigational aids, North Shore and Great Lakes history.
  • Certification in First Aid and CPR and ability to use a defibrillator.

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
Split Rock Lighthouse
3713 Split Rock Lighthouse Road
Two Harbors, MN 55616

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 4/8/16)

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PRODUCTION COORDINATOR OR VISUAL STORYTELLER
Mystery Science, San Francisco, CA

Mystery Science makes elementary science lessons that inspire kids to love science. We are looking for a Production Coordinator and/or a Visual Storyteller. More details can be found at our website: https://mysteryscience.com/jobs

(Posted 3/24/16)

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Image of a star DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION
Spurlock Museum, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is one of the world's leading educational and research institutions. The William R. and Clarice V. Spurlock Museum is the University's museum of world cultures. Although it opened in its own independent, 55,000 square-foot building in 2002, its roots extend back to predecessor museums that were founded in the 1910s. Its collections include more than 50,000 artifacts from six continents, ranging in date from the Paleolithic to modern times. Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums since 2009, the Spurlock serves over 50,000 patrons each year, including about 12,000 school children from across the state of Illinois, as well as about 1,000 university students, in organized programs and tours.

The Spurlock Museum seeks candidates for the position of Director of Education. Reporting to the Director of the Spurlock Museum, the Director of Education leads the Education Section Staff in developing, delivering, and managing a wide range of interpretive Museum functions in conjunction with other core staff and outside collaborators, including programs, special events, exhibit development, and publications. In addition, the Director of Education takes the Section lead in administrative and instructional duties, including personnel supervision, budget oversight, grant writing, and teaching a college-level class in Museum Education. The Director of Education also builds upon the successful programs of the Education Section, while seeking opportunities to reach out to larger university and community audiences and to raise the profile of the Spurlock Museum.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Supervise and support Education Section staff members, including the following: hiring, training, assigning/reviewing work, conducting performance evaluations, addressing work issues, approving time, setting work schedules.
  • Lead staff in setting and prioritizing individual and section-wide goals.
  • Oversee, contribute to, and support Education staff in developing the interpretive content of educational programs, events, publications, and online resources.
  • Oversee and actively participate in program and event delivery and evaluation.
  • Direct visitor studies and initiatives for audience development.
  • Plan and manage the budget of the Education Section.
  • Write and oversee grants in support of educational programs.
  • Plan and approve staffing levels and job descriptions for hourly Education staff and volunteers.
  • Create various statistical summaries used in reports and grant proposals.
  • Pursue selected campus initiatives related to educational programs and events and serve as a liaison for developing the Museum as a resource for scholarship and education.
  • Work collaboratively with the Museum's Director, Coordinator of Special Events, and the heads of Collections, Registration, Information Technology, and Security Sections (the Core Committee) in the planning and pursuit of long-term, Museum-wide initiatives.
  • Serve as a member of the Exhibits Committee and work in support of exhibit development.
  • Work with Exhibit Committee members, curators, and other scholars to develop interpretive focus, organization, and content of exhibits.
  • Serve, as needed, as exhibit coordinator for installations in the permanent galleries, the Campbell Gallery, the Hundley Central Core Gallery, and other public spaces.
  • Plan educational elements for exhibits using traditional and new media, including interactives and targeted programs.
  • Represent the Education Section in Core Committee work, including Museum-wide strategic planning, budget development, and the development of museum policy.
  • Participate in the work of the Acquisitions Committee and oversee work done with the Museum's Teaching Collection.
  • Develop and teach a biennial undergraduate Museum Education course in the University of Illinois Museum Studies Program.
  • Work evenings and weekends for educational events and programs.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Master's degree in education, museum studies, or a related discipline; background in anthropology, history, cultural studies, or related social sciences
  • 3 years of experience working with education or public programs in a museum setting
  • 2 years of experience in a supervisory role
  • Strong interpersonal skills and proven ability to communicate well both orally and in written form with visitors and colleagues of different ages, interests, and backgrounds
  • Administrative and grant-writing experience
  • Knowledge of current museum and informal educational practices, as well as visitor studies
  • Ability to effectively supervise staff while contributing to a positive, collaborative, and healthy work environment
  • Research, writing, editing, and information management skills
  • Proven project planning, coordination, and evaluation skills
  • Proven ability to work well within deadlines on multiple and varied projects simultaneously

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience in exhibit development
  • Proficiency with digital technology, new and emerging media, and current social media

This is a full-time, 12-month, benefits-eligible, Academic Professional position. Eligibility for benefits are contingent on your citizenship or work authorization. For full details on eligibility requirements, please reference http://www.ahr.illinois.edu/employees/current/other.html#Benefits.

Salary is commensurate with experience. The expected start date is as soon as possible after the closing date.

Application Procedures:

Create your candidate profile at http://jobs.illinois.edu and upload
  • Cover letter,
  • CV or resume addressing your qualifications as they align with the job description,
  • Writing sample (e.g., gallery guide, museum newsletter article, or lesson plan), limited to 5 pages,
  • Description of your specific involvement (duties performed) in a museum exhibit, if applicable, limited to 1page,
  • Descriptive listing of grants applied for and awarded,
  • Description of your specific involvement (duties performed ) for one museum project that you have coordinated and evaluated, limited to 2 pages, and
  • Names and contact information of three professional references.

To receive full consideration, all requested application materials must be submitted via the online system by the close date of 04/20/2016. Review of applications may begin before the closing date; however, no hiring decision will be made until after the close date. For further information regarding the position, you may contact Karen Flesher at kflesher@illinois.edu. For more information about the Spurlock Museum, visit our website: www.spurlock.illinois.edu. For technical assistance with the online application process, call 217-333-6747 or email jobs@illinois.edu.

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

Illinois is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran,  status as a qualified individual with a disability, or criminal conviction history. Illinois welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity. (www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu).

(Posted 3/21/16)

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Image of a star PLAYOLOGIST — EXPERIENCE FACILITATOR
Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum, The Pleasure Driveway and Park District of Peoria, IL

POSITION: Part Time (Average 20 - 25 hours per week)

We are particularly interested in candidates with woodworking and/or tool use experience for consideration for this position.

REQUIREMENTS:
  • High school diploma or equivalent required. Some college preferred. Degree in Education, Art or Early Childhood Development a plus. Extensive experience in a similar role may be substituted for all of part of the educational requirements.
  • Minimum of one year experience in a school or other informational educational setting working with children 0-8 years of age. Previous experience in a museum or customer service is a plus. Must have excellent communication and customer service skills.
  • Experience or desire to work with a highly diverse audience in a busy atmosphere.
  • Must have experience or interest in working with children and families in an informal educational setting.
  • Ability to interact positively and spontaneously with visitors.
  • Knowledge of basic telephone and PC functions including Microsoft Office.
  • Ability to contribute to an atmosphere of teamwork and positive energy among staff and volunteers.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously with a minimal degree of supervision.

DUTIES:
  • Facilitate visitors' play experiences in a welcoming and enthusiastic manner.
  • Deliver high quality customer service by answering questions and assisting visitors.
  • Monitor the orderly operation of the museum including communicating rules to visitors/field trips and following safety standards and sanitation requirements. Routinely walk through galleries and straighten as needed.
  • Continually organize exhibition spaces throughout the day. Perform cleaning and resetting of exhibitions for opening and closing procedures daily. Spot clean as needed.
  • Assist in setup, delivery and visitation tracking for Museum exhibits, workshops, birthday parties and programs.
  • Report supply needs and exhibition repairs or maintenance to supervisor in a timely manner.
  • Lead planned and impromptu group activities and special events as necessary.
  • Report all visitor comments, complaints and trends to Operations Manager in a timely manner.
  • Follow and support all aspects of the Park District's safety program.
  • Attend all staff meetings as required.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned.

OTHER:
  • Pay rate is $10.00 per hour.
  • Typical work hours are assigned and performed during the 8am – 5pm time period while the facility is open, seven days per week. Some hours will be assigned outside after 5pm for events and programs, as necessary.
  • Includes weekdays, weekends and some evenings and holidays.

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

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

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

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

(Posted 3/17/16)

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

The Cranbrook Center for Collections and Research is accepting applications for its 2016-2017 Resident Collections Fellow. This is a unique opportunity for an emerging museum or historic house curator with a passion for the decorative arts and architectural history to play a leading role in the preservation and interpretation of Cranbrook's diverse historic collections and built environment. The fellowship includes an apartment in Saarinen House.

The Cranbrook Center for Collections and Research centralizes Cranbrook's 112-year story and offers intellectual engagement with its legacy. Publicly launched in 2012, the Center encompasses the management and curatorial leadership of all of Cranbrook's collections, Cultural Properties, Archives, and historic architecture (most notably Cranbrook House & Gardens and Saarinen House). By preserving and interpreting the community's unparalleled landscape, architecture, collections, and archives, the Center provides memorable educational experiences and meaningful research opportunities for internal and external audiences. The Center's offices are housed within both Cranbrook House (including the Collections Fellow's office) and Cranbrook Art Museum, where the Center is able to take advantage of the new state-of-the-art Collections Wing. The public operation of Cranbrook Archives, which is a key component of the Center, is located in a new space in the Lower Level of the Art Museum.

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

The Center's 2016-2017 Collections Fellow will have the opportunity to work on several major projects: the development of a master plan for the preservation and interpretation of Cranbrook's newly defined "Heritage Areas" (including a Japanese garden, a Greek theatre, the Albert Kahn-designed Tower Cottage, and a Boat House—all from the early twentieth century); the completion of a furnishings inventory and development of an interpretation plan for Cranbrook House; the continued documentation and interpretation of the nearby Frank Lloyd Wright Smith House (a Usonian home completed in 1950), including the development of an oral history program; the development of the Center's first website; and the development and hopeful implementation of a research journal.

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

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

The 12-month fellowship ideally will begin in June 2016 (although a later start-date will be considered) and continue through June 25, 2017. There is a possibility that the Fellowship may be renewed for a second year. $515/week salary with a modest apartment in historic Saarinen House provided (no pets or smoking permitted). Applications reviewed until position filled with priority given to applications received by April 18.

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

(Posted 3/16/16)

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Andrew County Museum and Historical Society, MO

The Andrew County Museum and Historical Society, a private nonprofit organization invites applications for Museum Executive Director. The Museum is located in Savannah, Missouri, 15 miles north of St. Joseph and 65 miles from Kansas City. Savannah, with a population of 5,000, is the county seat of this growing agricultural county with about 15,000 residents.

The Historical Society was founded in 1972 and opened a small museum in the county courthouse. Through the generosity of a benefactor, a 14,000 sq. ft. museum facility was built and opened in 1989. With the support of the local community a 4,000 sq. ft. permanent exhibit, "A Rural Way of Life" opened to the public in October 2009.

The optimum candidate should hold a Master's Degree in Administration/Management, History and/or Museum Studies, have three to five years of management experience especially regarding finances. A demonstrated knowledge of rural history is preferred. A working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, PastPerfect, and QuickBooks, or similar programs, is required. The Executive Director should be highly organized, details oriented, and possess solid financial management skills and research and writing skills. This person must be able to work independently and possess strong time management capabilities. They should be a creative thinker and work effectively as a team member. Solid people skills are a must.

The Board seeks a highly motivated individual to serve as Director who, working with the Board, will make the Museum a community gathering place where visitors learn and take pride in Andrew County's rural way of life —its families, farms, towns, social life, and community spirit. Over the next five years, the Museum will: develop and promote new programs and temporary exhibits to increase community awareness and attract new and returning visitors, programs to attract and retain members; strengthen internal systems, train staff and expand the use of volunteers; and develop plans to diversify the funding base.

The Executive Director reports to the Board and has primary responsibility and authority for the organization's consistent achievement of its mission. S/he is responsible for providing leadership, for budgeting and financial management, maintaining good public relations, coordinating fund raising and grant applications, administrating and coordinating of programs, and working with personnel and volunteers. The ideal candidate will have passion for the mission and vision of the museum and be a hands-on team leader. S/he is directly responsible for:
  • Making recommendations to the Board of Directors to formulate short and long-range plans and budgets for the Museum's success.
  • Developing and implementing policies, systems and performance measures to ensure that professional museum standards are met for operating the museum.
  • Providing conceptual leadership in museum operations including collections, education, visitor experience, membership, volunteer program, facilities, and retail operations.
  • Providing creative leadership in the development, implementation and evaluation of mission-based programs and temporary exhibits interpreting Andrew County's history.
  • Overseeing the development and implementation of marketing activities related to branding, programming, community visibility and membership recruitment/retention.
  • Making recommendations and assisting the Board of Directors in developing and implementing comprehensive fundraising strategies, including the development and cultivation of relationships with current and potential donors, including individuals, corporations and foundations.
  • Assigning responsibilities, leading, supervising and evaluating performance of Museum staff.

Starting Salary Range: $40,000-$50,000, annually depending upon qualifications and experience, with benefits including health insurance, PTO (paid time off), and paid opportunities for professional development such as attendance at one annual meeting of relevant professional association each year.

To be considered for this challenging opportunity, please submit a letter of interest and resume with names and contact information (including e-mail addresses) of three references to acmjobsearch@gmail.com. Additional information is available at this email. Applications will be accepted until March 21, 2016 or until position is filled.

For additional information on the Andrew County Museum, please visit the following URL: http://www.andrewcountymuseum.org/

(Posted 2/29/16)

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Image of a star EVENTS MANAGER
Krasl Art Center, 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 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 events at the Krasl Art Center including the Krasl Art Fair, Artisan Market, the George Krasl Memorial Concert, cultural trips, Studio Open House, exhibition opening receptions and facility rental.

The ideal candidate is passionate about events and the arts and thrives in a fast-paced environment requiring flexibility and agility.

Primary Responsibilities
  • Work with key staff, committee members and volunteer coordinators to plan and execute the Krasl Art Fair on the Bluff and other events from start to finish.
  • Create timelines, identify resources and responsibilities, and identify deliverables to execute successful events.
  • Collaborate with staff, volunteers and external vendors to ensure proper event setup and takedown.
  • Coordinate all details of events and logistics including registrations, set up, implementation and evaluation.
  • Negotiate contracts, order supplies and equipment, and work effectively with vendors including caterers, musicians, etc.
  • Provide on-site support during events which require working non-traditional hours (e.g., nights and weekends)
  • Administer programs within the nationally ranked Krasl Art Fair on the Bluff, including but not limited to the Krasl Bucks and Friday Night Block 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 and some experience with project planning software is a plus.
  • Able to creatively solve problems while under pressure.
  • 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.

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 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 Breeze Ettl, Director of Marketing and Events, bettl@krasl.org. No phone calls please. Review of applications will begin immediately.

The Fine Print
This job description details the basic scope of responsibilities of the position but should not be considered all-inclusive. Additional duties should be expected including some non-traditional work hours which may include evening and weekend hours.

This job description does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an "at-will" working relationship.

We conform to all the laws, statutes, and regulations concerning equal employment opportunities and affirmative action. We strongly encourage women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply to all of our job openings. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, Genetic Information & Testing, Family & Medical Leave,

Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity or Expression, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We prohibit Retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer or the government, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint or otherwise oppose discrimination.

(Posted 2/17/16)

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Image of a star EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Bell Museum of Natural History and Planetarium, University of Minnesota, MN

The University of Minnesota has an exciting opportunity for an Executive Director who will oversee the Bell Museum of Natural History and Planetarium's (BMNHP) mission through its personnel, research/programs and facilities. The BMNHP mission is to ignite curiosity and wonder, explore our connections to nature and the universe, and create a better future for our evolving world. Specifically, the Executive Director will:
  • Be a visible leader at the University, local, regional, and national level who will represent the BMNHP and build support for the institution;
  • Advance innovative educational programs and visitor experiences that deepen science literacy and serve the educational needs of a diverse, urban community;
  • Engage in fundraising efforts and events to develop major donor support;
  • Ensure strong, evidence-based operations that are efficient and fiscally responsible;
  • Create a dynamic social gathering space for life-long learning and informed discussion of scientific and environmental issues;
  • Oversee and facilitate the museum's curatorial mission.

A new, state-of-the-art museum facility with improved exhibits space, a versatile 120-seat planetarium/digital theater and expanded educational areas is scheduled to open in St. Paul on the University of Minnesota campus in 2018. This new, $64M facility will showcase University of Minnesota research, scholarship and education in natural science. The Museum's exhibits and public programming will foster scientific literacy for all ages and will serve as a vital interface between the University and the larger community.

For more information about this position and to apply go to the University of Minnesota employment website and search for requisition #307546.

(Posted 2/17/16)

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

OPEN TO: This job is open to all applicants.

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

SALARY: $4,396.00 monthly minimum

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

CLASSIFICATION: 18K Supervisory

HIRING MANAGER: Director, Facilities & Risk Manager

POSTING DATE: January 13, 2016

DEADLINE DATE: This position will remain open until filled.

SUPPLEMENTAL FORMS: Not required for this position.

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

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

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

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Graduate degree in architecture, engineering, environmental science, construction or facilities management with three years of experience in any of those or a closely related field.
  • Knowledge and training in preservation and restoration of historic buildings.
  • Knowledge and skills in mathematics including statistical analysis.
  • Familiarity with LEED-EBOM and/or the State of Minnesota's Sustainable Building Guidelines, and B3 Benchmarking program.
  • Environmental or professional certifications, e.g. LEED AP.
  • Familiarity with the Minnesota Historical Society, its programs and historic sites network and/or Minnesota history and geography.
  • Technical knowledge of both historic and contemporary building systems and mechanics.
  • Experience managing construction contracts valued at $5,000 - $15,000,000.
  • Knowledge and ability to read, understand, and explain construction documents and construction contract management principles.
  • Background in architectural design.

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 2/12/16)

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Image of a star MUSEUM DIRECTOR
Richard M. Ross Museum, Ohio Wesleyan University, OH

The Richard M. Ross Museum at Ohio Wesleyan University invites applications for the position of Museum Director.

The Director's responsibilities include:
  • organization, installation and supervision of all Ross Museum exhibitions during the academic year, plus additional exhibitions in two smaller venues: Gallery 2001 (in the university library) and the Mowry Alumni Center;
  • coordination of lectures and other events involving visiting exhibitors and guest curators;
  • curatorial responsibility for maintenance and growth of the Ross Museum Permanent Collection;
  • enhancement of the Ross Art Museum endowment, in conjunction with the University's Development office;
  • application for external grants;
  • teaching a course in Gallery Management or Museum Studies (students in the course assist with installation of exhibitions and museum events);
  • leadership in marketing and distribution of information on exhibitions and related events;
  • outreach to the local and regional arts community and the public.

Ohio Wesleyan University is an undergraduate liberal arts institution located in Delaware, Ohio, about 20 miles north of Columbus. The Richard M. Ross Museum, located in an extensively retrofitted post office, opened in 2002 and has become one of the premier exhibition spaces in central Ohio. The mission of the Ross Art Museum is to mount exhibitions that support and enhance the curriculum of the Fine Arts Department and the liberal arts teaching mission of the University. The Permanent Collection's primary strength is in modern works on paper, including prints, drawings and photographs; additional holdings include the Terry LaNoue Collection of African Art. Exhibitions in the Ross Museum include the annual Senior Show by studio art (BFA/BA) majors in the Fine Arts Department and a biennial exhibition by the Fine Arts Department faculty. Additional exhibitions include individual and group shows by guest artists and thematic presentations of work from the Permanent Collection. Exhibitions organized by internal and external guest curators and shows of local historical material have also been presented. Gallery 2001 features predominantly regional artists; Mowry Center exhibitions spotlight alumni/ae artists.

In addition to the director, the Ross Museum staff includes a museum administrator, a museum assistant, a registrar/intern, and a technician. The Ross Museum offers 2,986 square feet of exhibition space arranged in four galleries, plus offices and preparatory and storage spaces.

Minimum qualifications:
  • M.A. degree or equivalent in art history, museum studies, curatorial studies or related field;
  • 1-3 years experience as director of similar museum or as assistant director of a larger facility;
  • familiarity with professional museum standards and procedures as they pertain to exhibitions, collection care, registration and security;
  • teaching experience in Gallery Management, Museum Studies or comparable course.

Preferred qualifications:
  • 3-5 years experience as director of a similar museum;
  • Ph.D. in art history, M.F.A. in studio or related field, with expertise in modern and/or contemporary art;
  • curatorial expertise with works on paper;
  • ability to work well with others;
  • willingness to assume additional job duties as needed;
  • record of successful funding procurement and grant activity.

Ohio Wesleyan University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Application process:
Please submit the following application materials to the Ross Museum Director Search Committee, c/o Office of the Provost, Ohio Wesleyan University, 61 S. Sandusky St., Delaware, OH 43015, phone: (740) 368-3102, fax: (740) 368-3374. Applications may be submitted by e-mail: owu.edu/jobs
  • a letter of application, addressing how your experience and credentials fulfill the requirements for the position, and your vision of the potential roles of a museum within the context of a small university;
  • current curriculum vitae;
  • names/contact information for three references.

Three recent confidential letters of reference should be sent separately, preferably addressing your qualifications for museum leadership at this level.

Review of completed applications will begin on March 21, 2016.

(Posted 2/12/16)

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Image of a star EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Museum of Danish America, IA

The Museum of Danish America is seeking to fill the position of executive director in 2016. Knowledge of Danish or another Scandinavian language is highly desired.

Established in 1983, the Museum of Danish America (formerly known as The Danish Immigrant Museum) is located midway between Des Moines, IA and Omaha, NE on 35 acres of recreated prairie in the heart of the largest rural settlement of Danes in the United States. The museum's mission is to celebrate Danish roots and American dreams and is the only national museum dedicated to collecting and interpreting the Danish-American experience. Guidance is provided by a twenty-five member Board of Directors from across the United States and Denmark. The museum has a collection of over 35,000 artifacts, an active traveling exhibit program, and a membership of over 3,000 from across the United States, Denmark and seven other countries. It has a staff of ten full-time employees, six part-time employees and an active internship program hosting up to four Danish graduate students and an American graduate student annually.

SUMMARY
The executive director's role has both strategic and operational components. The executive director has the day-to-day administrative responsibility for achieving the organizational mission of the Museum of Danish America, implementing the strategic plan, and assuring the efficient and effective operation of the organization. To do this he/she works closely with the museum's Board of Directors through the Board's President and Executive Committee to develop policies, procedures, budgets and strategic plans that realize the museum's mission and vision. He/she also assures compliance with legal, financial, accounting and ethical requirements, including the standards and practices set forth by the American Alliance of Museums.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

Vision, Mission, and Strategies
Working with the board and staff, the executive director must develop a shared vision for the future of the museum, build understanding around the current mission, and develop appropriate goals and strategies to advance that mission.

Accomplishment of Management Objectives
Working with the board, the executive director establishes operational objectives that support the strategic plan. The executive director is responsible for leading the staff in the implementation of the strategic plan and any annual plans.

Program Management
The Museum of Danish America carries out its mission by offering specific exhibits and programs. The executive director leads the staff in managing and administering these exhibits and programs.

Effectiveness in Fund Raising and Resource Development
The executive director, in partnership with the board and appropriate staff, is responsible for developing and implementing appropriate fund-raising and financial development strategies. The executive director and board use their combined strengths, knowledge, and relationships to help the museum achieve its objectives.

Fiscal Management
Ensuring that income is managed wisely is especially important for a museum. It is the role of the executive director to see that solid planning and budgeting systems are in place and that the museum's goals and strategic plan serve as the basis for sound financial planning. In addition, it is the executive director's responsibility to ensure that qualified staff are hired to accurately monitor, assess, and manage the financial health of the museum.

Operations Management
The executive director is responsible for day-to-day management. The executive director works with staff to develop, maintain, and use the systems and resources that facilitate the effective operation of the museum.

The Executive Director/Board Partnership
The executive director and the board must work together as partners. Each arm of leadership draws upon its own unique strengths and abilities. The executive director and the board have joint responsibility for developing and maintaining a strong working relationship and a system for sharing information.

External Liaison and Public Image
The executive director, staff and board members are key players in establishing and maintaining positive relationships with the many groups that support the work of the museum.

Other Duties
Performs other duties, included but not limited to duties as assigned, some of which may include the development and creation of a variety of copyrightable works included but not limited to print, photography, film, music, visual arts, etc. for distribution in any and all media and formats on a world-wide basis, all of which shall be for the benefit of the Museum.

DESIRED REQUIREMENTS AND COMPETENCIES INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:
  • Has the cultural knowledge and intellectual vision to lead the Museum of Danish America which includes having knowledge of or affinity for learning about Danish and Danish American culture.
  • Danish language skill is highly desired.
  • Is a good communicator who can articulate the museum's vision and non-profit niche to attract and retain public constituencies. Communication competency is required in written and spoken communication and in the ability to make effective, credible presentations.
  • Works cooperatively and effectively in supervising and directing museum staff to create well-conceived programs that serve the museum's membership and wider publics and develops supportive constituencies.
  • Increases the financial base by expanding private contributors, increasing institutional collaboration, and developing new approaches to potential constituencies.
  • Interacts well with people and is open to suggestions and perspectives of others.
  • Exhibits deep commitment and integrity
  • Manages by organizing effectively, putting quality first
  • Plans realistically
  • Understands and manages finances soundly
  • Creates and maintains a donor focus
  • Builds a competent diverse and empowered workforce

The formal search for this position will begin in April/May 2016 with an anticipated beginning date of January/February 2017.

To apply send cover letter, resume and three references to:

Mr. Garey Knudsen, President
Board of Directors
Museum of Danish America
2212 Washington Street
Elk Horn, IA 51531

(Posted 2/9/16)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Deadline to Apply: Open until filled.

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

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

An Equal Opportunity Employer

(Posted 2/5/16)

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

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

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

(Posted 2/3/16)

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Image of a star MANAGER ON DUTY
Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum, Peoria, IL

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(Posted 2/2/16)

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PRESIDENT
Chester County Historical Society, PA

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

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

(Posted 2/2/16)

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Image of a star COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT (TEMPORARY FULL-TIME)
DuSable Museum of African American History, IL

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

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

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

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

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

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

(Posted 2/1/16)

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

Full-Time

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

Guaranteed Consideration Date: 03/11/2016

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

(Posted 2/1/16)

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

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

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Reasonable Accommodations Statement

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

WORK ENVIRONMENT
Normal office, museum and university campus setting.

(Posted 1/28/16)

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

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

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

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

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

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

(Posted 1/28/16)

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

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

(Posted 1/27/16)

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

Reports to: Executive Director

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

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

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

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

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

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

or

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

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

(Posted 1/27/16)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(Posted 1/27/16)

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

DEPARTMENT: Development and Membership

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

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

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

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

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

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

(Posted 1/27/16)

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Saint Louis Art Museum, MO

REPORTS TO: Head of Conservation

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

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

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

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

SPECIAL RESPONSIBILITIES: None

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

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

(Posted 1/12/16)

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

REPORTS TO: Curator of American Art

SUPERVISES: Interns and Volunteers

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

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

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

Interested applicants should apply online at www.slamcareers.org

EOE

(Posted 1/12/16)

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Saint Louis Art Museum, MO

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

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

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

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

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

EOE

This position will remain open until filled.

(Posted 1/12/16)

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John Michael Kohler Arts Center, WI

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

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

Responsibilities Include:

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

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

EDUCATION:

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

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

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

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

(Posted 1/5/16)

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Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, IL

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

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

(Posted 1/1/16)

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

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

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

(Posted 1/1/16)

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Image of a star CONSERVATION PROJECTS MANAGER
McKay Lodge Conservation Laboratory, Inc., Oberlin, OH

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

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

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

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

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

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

(Posted 12/21/15)

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Missouri History Museum, MO

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

An Equal Opportunity Employer

(Posted 12/21/15)

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

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

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

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

Responsibilities include but not limited to:

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

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

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

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

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

Position open until filled with talented and qualified finalist.

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

(Posted 12/17/15)

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

Position Vacancy Listing, PVL # 84426

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

Official Title: PROFESSOR, ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, or ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A criminal background check will be conducted prior to hiring.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(Posted 12/11/15)

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Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, IL

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

(Posted 12/11/15)

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Image of a star FLOOR DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR
Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, IL

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

(Posted 12/11/15)

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Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, IL

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

(Posted 12/11/15)

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Image of a star REGISTRAR
Haggerty Museum of Art, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI

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

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

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

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

(Posted 12/10/15)

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Image of a star ASSISTANT REGISTRAR
The History Museum, IN

Immediate Supervisor: Registrar

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(Posted 12/9/15)

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Image of a star EXHIBIT ARTIST
Taylor Studios, Inc, IL

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

(Posted 12/8/15)

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

Description of Organization:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Location:
Springfield, Illinois

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

(Posted 11/25/15)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(Posted 11/23/15)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(Posted 11/23/15)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(Posted 11/23/15)


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