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INSTITUTION
POSTING DATE
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The Bakken Museum, MN
9/15/14
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Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS), MN
9/11/14
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Solid Light Inc., KY
9/9/14
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Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, MI
9/9/14
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Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS), MN
9/8/14
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Cincinnati Art Museum, OH
9/8/14
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City of Elmhurst, IL
9/8/14
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Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, IA
9/4/14
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Cincinnati Museum Center, OH
8/29/14
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American Association of State and Local History, TN
8/28/14
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Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS), MN
8/28/14
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Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage, OH
8/27/14
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Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage, OH
8/27/14
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School of Human Ecology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, WI
8/26/14
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School of Human Ecology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, WI
8/26/14
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DuSable Museum of African American History, IL
8/26/14
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Door County Maritime Museum, WI
8/19/14

Taft Museum of Art, OH
8/18/14
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Missouri Department Of Natural Resources, MO
8/13/14
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Johnson County Museum of History, WI
8/12/14
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Chippewa Valley Museum, WI
8/12/14
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Glen Ellyn Historical Society, IL
8/6/14

Mount Horeb Area Historical Society, WI
8/7/14
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John Michael Kohler Arts Center, WI
8/5/14
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Peoria Riverfront Museum, IL
7/29/14
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Cranbrook Art Museum and Cranbrook Center for Collections and Research, Bloomfield Hills, MI
7/24/14
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Canton Museum of Art, OH
7/9/14

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Image of a star EXHIBIT DEVELOPER
The Bakken Museum, MN

The Bakken Museum is currently seeking a creative individual to fulfill the role of Exhibit Developer. We are looking for someone with exceptional curiosity and the intellectual capacity to understand and convey the magic of science and history to our audiences through exhibits.

With a focus on the history of electricity and its role in the life sciences and medicine, The Bakken is a wonderful and inspiring place to work. We are located in a beautiful mansion on the west side of Lake Calhoun, with over 28,000 square feet and grounds and gardens over 4 acres in the heart of Minneapolis' famous "Chain of Lakes." Read more about our organization at www.thebakken.org.

Position Summary Statement
The Exhibit Developer is responsible for multiple stages of the exhibit development and the implementation process. The ability to turn science and history content into effective and engaging storytelling for all ages is a must. Tasks include: research; planning exhibit concepts, content and design direction; writing exhibit text; overseeing construction of prototypes; evaluation of exhibits; acquiring resources; supervising exhibit design and production contractors; assistance with fundraising efforts; and other activities, as requested. May guide the process as a project lead or collaborate with others as a team member, dependent on the project.

Position Responsibilities and Duties
  • Develop concepts, content and engaging interpretive strategies for exhibitions. Draft original exhibit scripts and edit texts drafted by other exhibit team members.
  • Collaborate with and/or direct the efforts of other exhibit team members.
  • Develop and implement audience research, exhibit evaluation and remediation strategies. Represent audience perspectives to guide and evaluate design and prototypes.
  • Identify and read relevant literature, consult with experts, and engage in other research activities to guide exhibition development.
  • Facilitate review by staff and consultants (when relevant) at key points in the exhibit development/design process and incorporate feedback.
  • Work with the Exhibits Technician on in-house design, prototyping and fabrication of exhibition projects, and supervise design, prototyping and fabrication consultants and other vendors, as requested.
  • Work with curators to integrate artifacts and books from the museum collections into exhibitions. Identify and acquire objects, images, media, and other resources to be used in exhibition projects.
  • Work with Chief Curator, Deputy Director for Programs and External Relations staff on fundraising and promotion for exhibition projects. Assist in writing grants, creating presentation materials and in developing fundraising campaign messages and strategies.
  • Provide direction to volunteers and interns, as needed.

Organization Relationships and Contacts
  • Reports to the Chief Curator.
  • Works in close cooperation with Exhibit Technician, Collections staff, and other Exhibit Developers. Works occasionally with Education and External Relations staff.
  • Supervises some consultants and vendors.
  • Ability to supervise volunteers and interns as needed.

Experience and Qualifications Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree in education, history, art, design, or a relevant area of science or engineering.
  • Two years successful experience on creative teams, some experience with science and/or history education and the exhibit development process.
  • Excellent skills in researching historical, scientific and technological subjects, and analyzing and interpreting them for a public audience.
  • Familiarity with design and with the use of interactive and multimedia elements in exhibitions is preferred.
  • Strong communication (verbal and written) and strong collaboration skills are essential.
  • Computer skills (Microsoft Office); Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator experience preferred.
  • Experience in leading projects beneficial, but not required.
  • Self-management and a track record of meeting deadlines is essential.

Send letter of interest, salary expectations, and resume to scotti@thebakken.org

Phone calls are accepted: 612-414-4537

(Posted 9/15/14)

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Image of a star #1154 PROGRAM ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT I
Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS), MN

OPEN TO: This job is open to all applicants.

LOCATION: History Center

SALARY: $2,720.00 monthly minimum

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

CLASSIFICATION: 63L Clerical

HIRING MANAGER: Visitor Services Manager II

POSTING DATE: September 11, 2014

DEADLINE DATE: Application materials must be received by September 25, 2014.

SUPPLEMENTAL FORMS: Not required for this position.

DESCRIPTION: The Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS) seeks applicants for a Program Administrative Assistant I to support the customer service and program operations of the Education Division.

RESPONSIBILITIES: 1) schedule K-12 programs and events in support of Education Division operations; 2) provide support for the Education and Historic Sites & Museums Divisions by managing school scholarships; 3) promote MNHS brand and support attendance and revenue goals; 4) prepare statistical and other reports; and 5) provide general assistance in the Guest Services and overall Education Division operations.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • One to two years of experience with high volume phone work.
  • One to two years related experience, such as clerical, scheduling or office administrative work.
  • Demonstrated ability to operate efficiently an online computerized scheduling system and to understand and manipulate the complexities of the system with confidence.
  • High attention to detail and accuracy in all aspects of work.
  • Previous experience in promotions, sales or customer service.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong customer service and human relations skills.
  • Strong computer skills, including proficiency with Microsoft Suite and Google Applications.
  • Demonstrated ability to exhibit patience, understanding and courtesy with the public.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Familiarity with Artifax scheduling software.
  • Broad knowledge of MNHS programs, services, policies, and procedures.
  • Ability to adapt to new technology as it emerges and applies it to visitor services operations.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Experience working with teachers and in education settings.

TO APPLY:
Submit MNHS Application for Employment, (available at www.mnhs.org/about/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.

Applications will be acknowledged
No phone calls please
EEO

(Posted 9/11/14)

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Solid Light Inc., KY

Location: Louisville, KY
Employment Type: Full Time

Description:
Are you looking to expand your career and to be part of a successful team in the Exhibit Design and Build industry? Solid Light Inc. is seeking a motivated, driven individual to become the next Operations Assistant. The Operations Assistant is responsible for the administration, organization and administrative work involved in the design and build of exhibits and visitor experiences. The position serves as the initial line of communication between Solid Light and the Company's external community, and works alongside the company president, operations staff, project managers, and marketing team coordinating schedules, organizing internal company events and other operational support activities. The ideal candidate will have experience in architecture, design, and working together with a creative team. Please submit a resume and cover letter explaining why you are the best candidate for the position.

Duties:
  • Assist president in organizing meetings, schedule integration, and coordination of marketing pipeline action items.
  • Assist with company marketing efforts, including conference coordination, maintenance of marketing databases, and integration of social media efforts with the branding team's standards.
  • Attend weekly production meetings and assist in the preparation of required materials.
  • Prepare and edit written correspondence.
  • Manage postage and shipping logistics as needed.
  • Assist in delivery and coordination of proposal and project submissions.
  • Organize travel arrangements and accommodations for staff.
  • Manage company lobby area, ensuring that public common areas are neat, clean, and organized.
  • Responsible for conference room meeting preparation, from confirming attendees and sending reminders to preparing meeting spaces, including refreshment coordination and preparation.
  • Assist in internal and external presentation tools including AV set-up, and coordination of iPad, laptop, and presentation files.
  • Maintain office supplies throughout the main office and fabrication shop by: checking stock to determine inventory levels, anticipating requirements, placing and expediting orders, verifying receipt, stocking items, delivering supplies to work stations, handling accounts and expenses in a responsible manner and within budget with direction from the Chief Operating Officer/Operations Team.
  • Provide and support communication between the fabrication shop and main office.
  • Organize internal company events, such as the holiday party and company retreat.
  • Assist operations staff, including project managers with miscellaneous tasks as directed.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

Minimum Education & Experience
  • Bachelor's degree in related subject or equivalent work experience and training.
  • Minimum two (2) years of relevant experience.

Specialized Skills, Training & Abilities
  • Proficient understanding of computer applications to include Word, Excel, Power Point and the Internet, including social media platforms.

General Skills, Training & Abilities
  • Creativity and the ability to develop innovative solutions to assist internal and external partners.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to professionally and efficiently correspond with external and internal clients and vendors via phone, email, and written correspondence.
  • Excellent attention to detail in an environment with rapidly changing data.
  • Ability to develop interpersonal relationships that encourage openness, candor and trust, both internally and outside of the Company.
  • Accurate and timely completion of projects and/or reports.
  • Maintenance of Company information in a confidential manner.
  • Ability to work independently or in a team setting in a fast paced environment.

Some travel required. Candidates must be able to work flexible hours, including nights and weekends.

(Posted 9/9/14)

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Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, MI

The Kalamazoo Institute of Arts seeks a full-time (40 hours/week) museum registrar. Located in Southwest Michigan (2 hours from Detroit and Chicago) with a county population of 250,000, the KIA produces 14-16 exhibitions annually and maintains a collection of approximately 4,500 works of art. www.kiarts.org

POSITION SUMMARY:
The Registrar manages all aspects of the permanent collection, including accessioning and documenting, maintaining electronic and physical records, inventory, storage, monitoring condition of objects, and safeguarding objects from damage, either physical or environmental. The Registrar also oversees loans for temporary exhibitions and collection loans, including shipping and packing, insurance, condition reporting, and inventory control. Additionally, the Registrar serves as the institutional archivist.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Minimum B.A. (M.A. strongly preferred) in art history or museum studies and 2 years' experience as an art museum registrar. Experience working with collection database software, preferably The Museum System (TMS) and eMuseum. Proven track record for working efficiently and accurately, excellent oral and written communication skills, ability to work well within a close-knit team. Knowledge of proper art handling techniques, basic conservation methods, and archival materials. Fluency with PC-based computers (MS Office), including spreadsheets, database, and website interface.

TO APPLY:
Send cover letter with salary requirement, résumé, and names of three professional references to Vicki Wright, Director of Collections and Exhibitions, Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, 314 S. Park St., Kalamazoo, MI 49007, or email to vickiw@kiarts.org. No phone calls, please. DEADLINE: Friday, Sept. 26, 2014.

(Posted 9/9/14)

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Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS), MN

OPEN TO: This job is open to all applicants.

LOCATION: History Center

SALARY: $3,660.00 monthly minimum

STATUS & HOURS: Full-time, project (2,088 annual hours) position working through June 30, 2015. Renewal dependent upon funding and program need.

CLASSIFICATION: 11L Professional

HIRING MANAGER: Multimedia Manager

POSTING DATE: September 5, 2014

DEADLINE DATE: Application materials must be received by September 19, 2014

SUPPLEMENTAL FORMS: Not required for this position.

DESCRIPTION: The Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS) seeks applicants for a Multimedia Specialist that will produce, write, shoot, edit and format multimedia productions in support of interpretive, promotional and exhibit projects for multiple departments across the organization.

RESPONSIBILITIES: 1) create finished versions of video, audio and other media productions for assigned projects; 2) create work plans, production schedules, and budgets; 3) collaborate with team members to establish overall creative direction for projects; 4) source vendors for multimedia production services and equipment; 5) provide multimedia training to MNHS staff working independently on projects approved by the Multimedia Manager; 6) maintain and manage digital files, equipment and workspace; 7) assist the Exhibits Multimedia Specialist and Multimedia Manager with the installation of media systems in exhibits and other areas of the organization; 8) assist the Exhibits Multimedia Specialist and Multimedia Manager with the repair and maintenance of media systems in exhibits and other areas of the organization; and 9) promote an environment of technological advancement.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Bachelor's degree plus five years program experience in multimedia production, television/radio production, communications, or equivalent OR an advanced degree plus three years program experience or equivalent.
  • Thorough knowledge of electronic media production and installation typically represented by five or more years experience with multimedia development and audiovisual production in broadcasting, museums or a related field.
  • Thorough knowledge of non-linear editing programs, broadcast production tools, and other multimedia production tools.
  • Experience with short-form productions.
  • Strong storytelling ability, including both first and third person narratives.
  • Skill in estimating time and equipment required for video production projects.
  • Detail oriented with strong planning, monitoring, and follow-up skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle efficiently and simultaneously several projects on discrete timetables.
  • Experience securing usage rights for video and photography.
  • Experience conducting interviews with children and adults.
  • Experience casting and hiring voice and on-camera talent.
  • Basic knowledge of non-linear video assembly and editing.
  • Ability to work effectively independently, with general supervision.
  • Ability to work effectively within a large institution.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Experience with Mac operating system and Adobe Production software.
  • Expert knowledge in video and audio production and editing.
  • Up-to-date knowledge of new methods, technology and materials used in electronic media production including experience with audio, video, and interactive multimedia.
  • Experience with web technologies including html, css, javascript.
  • Up-to-date knowledge of installation methods for electronic media delivery systems including interactive video conferencing, web streaming, and hardware interfaces for computer, audio, and video platforms.
  • Ability to understand and apply institutional policies and procedures.

TO APPLY:
Submit MNHS Application for Employment, (available at www.mnhs.org/about/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.

Applications will be acknowledged
No phone calls please
EEO

(Posted 9/8/14)

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Image of a star ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF DOCENT LEARNING
Cincinnati Art Museum, OH

Position Description

Status: Exempt

Reports to: Director of Learning and Interpretation

I. Definition:

This position directs the development, implementation, and evaluation of the Art Museum's on-going Docent program. This includes planning and evaluation of all of the activities of the Docent Corps at the Art Museum, to insure that short-term and long-term goals are met. The key activities include: structuring the content and format of touring strategies, training of new Docents, recruiting of new Docents, providing continuing education for the entire Corps, and guiding program committees. This position serves as the main liaison between the Docents and the staff of Art Museum.

The position interfaces consistently with other members of the Division of Learning and Interpretation to develop, implement, and evaluate the Docent-led touring programs for adults, youth, and families at the Art Museum. These programs are both available for free-choice visitors and those arriving for scheduled programs such as school groups and adult group tours

II. Requirements:

Masters degree in art education, art history, museum education, or related field. The candidate should have a background in volunteer management. Knowledge of art history and the ability to teach art history are essential. The candidates should have at least two years experience in public programs in an art museum/gallery setting and knowledge of visitor studies/educational theory. The candidate should be familiar with and supportive of discussion based tour methods (e.g. Visual Thinking Strategies). Candidates should have a proven track record as excellent managers and effective leaders, and a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with volunteers, colleagues/staff, and community representatives. Candidates should possess strong organizational abilities, excellent speaking, writing, and interpersonal skills, and have a good knowledge of computing, finance, and budgeting.

III. Responsibilities:
  1. Oversees the daily activities of the Docent Corps, including issues related to Docent-led programs, training, preparation of materials, and Docent functions and committees.
  2. Reports to the Director of Learning and Interpretation on all Docent activities and status of projects.
  3. Coordinates Docent activities and works collaboratively with other museum divisions.
  4. Supervises and evaluates all Docents and fosters their educational development.
  5. Develops and monitors an annual budget for the Docent Corps in consultation with the Director of Learning and Interpretation.
  6. In collaboration with Learning and Interpretation staff, helps to plan and implement all Docent-led programming related to both the permanent collections and temporary exhibitions. Establishes qualitative and quantitative goals for evaluating this programming.
  7. Oversees Docent training in cooperation with Learning and Interpretation and Curatorial Divisions.
  8. Develops and implements strategies for increasing the number of new Docents, creating diversity in the Corps, and retaining current Docents.
  9. Stays current and implements best practices around Docent touring strategies.
  10. Serves as the primary liaison to the Docent Advisory Council. Assures the Art Museum's strong collaborative relationships with its Docents and provides formal and informal recognition of their contributions to the Art Museum and its audience.
  11. Works closely with the Docents and the Learning and Interpretation Division to develop, implement, and evaluation programs that address the needs and interests of visitors with disabilities.
  12. Works closely with Docents to coordinate social events.
  13. Oversees annual contracts and publication of annual directory.
  14. Creates and edits monthly Docent newsletter.

IV. Other responsibilities:
  1. Cooperates in a teamwork fashion with all co-workers to accomplish goals.
  2. Demonstrates respect and dignity to co-workers and visitors.
  3. Provides excellence in service and portrays a positive and professional image of the Cincinnati Art Museum.
  4. Maintains confidentiality and upholds professional standards.
  5. Follows Cincinnati Art Museum protocols, procedures, rules, and policies.
  6. Staff liaison for National Docent Symposium, to be held in 2015 in Cincinnati.
    • Manage NDS Website, and assist with NDS registration. Attend regular planning meetings.
  7. Manage docent website.
  8. Coordinate ART Inc., Corporate Team building.

To Apply:
Resume may be mailed or sent electronically to Cincinnati Art Museum, Attention: Human Resources Department, 953 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45202. Email to: humanresources@cincyart.org. An application can be filled out at the visitor services desk in the front lobby during Museum hours. No drop-in interviews available. No phone calls please.

The Cincinnati Art Museum is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment where a variety of backgrounds, cultures, orientations, ideas, and talents can flourish.

(Posted 9/8/14)

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Image of a star MUSEUM EDUCATOR
City of Elmhurst, IL

Position Summary
Under general supervision, this professional position develops, schedules, promotes, and conducts museum programs for school groups, scouts, and other children's group visits at the Elmhurst Historical Museum.

This is a part-time position working approximately 18 hours per week. Work is performed in an office setting, Churchville One Room Schoolhouse, school classrooms, and the Elmhurst Historical Museum. Evening and/or weekend work schedules would be expected when supporting the museum's public programs. Some work hours flexibility would be required of the incumbent.

Qualifications

Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor's Degree in History, Museum Studies, Education or closely related field; AND two (2) years of professional experience working in a historical museum or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Required Certificates, Licenses, and Registrations:
  • Illinois Driver's License.

Required Knowledge:
  • Museum education, history, arts, humanities, and other subject areas represented in museum exhibits.
  • Principles and practices of museum education for various age groups.
  • Techniques for teaching a broad range of age and school types.
  • Computer applications related to the work.

Required Skills:
  • Scheduling, promoting and conducting museum programs for classroom and group visits.
  • Ability to portray circa 1910 schoolteacher.
  • Development of curriculum materials.
  • Ability to lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.

Salary is commensurate with experience. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply immediately. Submit completed application and resume online at www.elmhurst.org. Offers of employment are subject to successful completion of a background check and post offer drug screen and physical.

Position open until filled.

The City provides equal opportunity and offers reasonable accommodations in all programs and employment.

(Posted 9/8/14)

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Image of a star CURATOR OF EXHIBITIONS AND COLLECTIONS
Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, IA

The Cedar Rapids Museum of Art seeks an energetic, highly-motivated, creative Curator to oversee its exhibitions and collections program. The Curator is a key provider of vision and leadership for the entire museum program and works closely with the Director, staff, Board, and members of the community. The ideal candidate will have several years of museum experience curating complex exhibitions and overseeing collections, an M.A. in art history, and strong communications skills. The CRMA provides a solid benefits package. Salary competitive. Review of applications will begin immediately. To apply, submit letter of interest, resume, and list of references by September 30 to: Sean Ulmer, Executive Director, CRMA, 410 Third Avenue SE, Cedar Rapids IA 52401. E-mail applications accepted at sulmer@crma.org.

(Posted 9/4/14)

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Image of a star VICE PRESIDENT FOR FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION & CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Cincinnati Museum Center, OH

Cincinnati Museum Center is a very interesting organization for a person who wants to be part of a complex, vital growing organization.

The Cincinnati Museum Center, a nationally regarded museum, seeks an accomplished leader and executive to serve as the Vice President for Finance and Administration & Chief Financial Officer. (CFO). The CFO serves as the chief business and finance officer for the Cincinnati Museum Center, the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center ("Freedom Center"), Cincinnati Museums Foundation (the "Foundation") and other subsidiaries (collectively the "CMC Group").

Cincinnati Museum Center is headquartered in the National Landmark Cincinnati Union Terminal Building along with the Cincinnati Museum of Natural History, Cincinnati History Museum, Duke Energy Children's Museum, Robert D. Lindner Family OMNIMAX® Theater and Cincinnati History Library & Archives. The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center is located nearby in The Banks development of downtown Cincinnati between the football and baseball stadiums. Other property include the Geier Collections & Research Center and the Richard and Lucile Durrell Edge of Appalachia Preserve System located in Adams County, Ohio. This 16,000-acre nature preserve of global importance is one of the largest privately owned preserves east of the Mississippi.

Reporting to the CEO, the Vice President's responsibilities include overall finance, accounting, human resources, property management, legal and other administrative functions with a focus on the operating performance and financial condition of the institution. This includes managers reporting directly to the VP and almost 40 total staff in the areas of responsibility.

The VP works closely with the Board of Trustees and supports the audit, finance, and investment committees of the CMC Board of Trustees, Freedom Center and Foundation Boards of Directors.

The first of the museums started in 1818, with the Museum of Natural History as the first Natural History Museum west of the Alleghany Mountains, and the latest, the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year. The combined endowment is $35 million with a combined operating budget of approximately $30 million.

The next VP will be an integral part of the CEO's executive leadership team, who will lead and embrace positive change and help facilitate the advancement of the museums. S/he must be a consummate professional who values a team environment and works with colleagues in a spirit of partnership, transparency, and fiscal responsibility. The Vice President will be a confident, flexible, dynamic leader who will inspire others to seek out innovative opportunities to advance and benefit the institution, and will promote an environment that fosters teamwork, reinforcing the core values of the institution. A complete listing of required qualifications can be found at this link http://www.cincymuseum.org/jobs.

The Cincinnati Museum Center draws outstanding, diverse staff who value its mission and share its commitment to its Common Purpose: We create meaningful experiences, inspiration and lasting memories for all. Museum Center seeks a vice president with vision and an innovative spirit who appreciates and supports the mission of the museums. For further information about the museums, please visit: https://www.cincymuseum.org and https://www.freedomcenter.org

Recruitment is underway and will continue until the position is filled. To ensure consideration, nominations, inquiries and applications (including a letter of interest and resume) should be submitted via email to David Howard, Director of Human Relations dhoward@cincymuseum.org (513) 287-7009

Cincinnati Museum Center is committed to principles of diversity, inclusion and affirmative action and to equal opportunity policies and practices. We act affirmatively to recruit and hire women, traditionally under-represented minority groups, people with disabilities and protected veterans.

(Posted 8/29/14)

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Image of a star PRESIDENT & CEO
American Association of State and Local History, TN

The American Association of State and Local History (AASLH), a 6,000- strong membership organization headquartered in Nashville, TN, is seeking qualified applicants for the position of President and CEO. AASLH — "your home for history" — provides leadership and support for its members across North America who preserve and interpret state and local history in order to make the past more meaningful to all Americans.

The President & CEO represents AASLH to the history and museum field, articulates the association's vision, builds and maintains its partnerships, and ensures delivery of the highest quality services to its members. Experience in strategic planning, board management, communications, member relations, and proven operational and administrative skills are mandatory. Candidates must have direct knowledge of budget development, financial management and reporting, personnel management, and hands-on experience with fund development. Must be a graduate of an accredited university with at least a master's level degree and a minimum of five years progressive senior management experience in association/nonprofit management.

A personal commitment to and passion for preserving and interpreting state and local history is essential.

Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. Applicants should submit a letter of interest and a current resume to:

AASLH Search Committee
c/o Center for Nonprofit Management
37 Peabody Street, Suite 201
Nashville, TN 37210
Fax: (615) 259-0400
Email: Ingrid@cnm.org

Applicant screening begins August 22, 2014 and continues until the position is filled. EOE

(Posted 8/28/14)

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Image of a star 1152 PROGRAM ASSOCIATE, DIVERSITY OUTREACH
Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS), MN

OPEN TO: This job is open to all applicants.

LOCATION: History Center

SALARY: $3,308.00 monthly minimum

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

CLASSIFICATION: 08L Professional

HIRING MANAGER: Program Supervisor, Education Diversity Outreach

POSTING DATE: August 28, 2014

DEADLINE DATE: Application materials must be received by September 12, 2014

SUPPLEMENTAL FORMS: Not required for this position.

DESCRIPTION: The Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS) seeks applicants for a Program Associate, Diversity Outreach to support the Society's Diversity & Inclusion initiative and deliver educational and outreach programs with an emphasis on serving minority and underrepresented communities, middle schools, high schools and institutions of higher education.

RESPONSIBILITIES: 1) History Day outreach to inner-city schools and diverse communities in out-state communities; 2) support institutional programs that engage diverse audiences; 3) support the internship and/or fellowship program for minority college students; and 4) facilitate institutional efforts to sustain the Diversity & Inclusion initiative related to the Strategic Priority for Diversity & Inclusion.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Bachelor's degree plus three years program experience or equivalent in history, museum studies, or a related field OR an advanced degree plus two years program experience or equivalent.
  • Two years of experience in history teaching or developing youth programs.
  • Ability to facilitate workshops and classroom presentations for students.
  • One year of experience delivering educational programs for minority and/or disadvantaged students.
  • Strong organizational skills are needed to facilitate student programs and assessment strategies.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to nurture positive interaction among students and lead successful classroom presentations.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Experience developing or coordinating programs for college students.
  • General knowledge of Minnesota history and the history of the principal racial, ethnic and cultural groups within the state.
  • Knowledge of Diversity Outreach programs.

TO APPLY:
Submit MNHS Application for Employment, (available at www.mnhs.org/about/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.

Applications will be acknowledged
No phone calls please
EEO

(Posted 8/28/14)

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Image of a star DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION AND PUBLIC PROGRAMS
Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage, OH

Reports To: Executive Director
Department: Education

The Maltz Museum seeks a strong educational leader, strategic thinker, adept communicator and dynamic collaborator to lead the Museum's Education department. An important cultural and educational resource in Northeast Ohio, the Maltz Museum has enormous potential to grow its programming and expand its audiences. The Director of Education and Public Programs position offers an opportunity to exercise creativity in developing programs and implementing processes while playing a key role on the Museum's senior management team.

SUMMARY
The Director of Education and Public Programs provides leadership and vision for the development and implementation of innovative programs, events, partnerships and educational and engagement initiatives that enhance the Museum's profile and build audience. From exhibition- and mission-related events to student and group tours, this position oversees all aspects of adult, student, educator and public education as well as special projects including the annual Stop the Hate: Youth Speak Out! essay contest. The Director of Education and Public Programs synchronizes the Museum's programs and exhibitions with its core values, strategic goals and organizational metrics. This position has one direct report: Manager of School and Family Programs.

In addition to managing the operations of the Education Department, the Director of Education and Public Programs prepares and tracks an annual budget to meet participation, income and expense goals. This position leads program planning meetings, identifies metrics, oversees evaluation activities and analyzes findings to inform future Museum activities. The Director of Education and Public Programs collaborates across departments and with members of the board and other external stakeholders. This position works closely with other Senior Managers to ensure Museum programs are aligned with departmental and institutional capacities and resources.

The Director of Education and Public Programs cultivates relationships and manages programmatic collaborations with local, national, and international organizations and colleagues to promote and expand the Museum's programs and share resources. This position participates in organizations/advisory/ad hoc committees to ensure MMJH's position as a community cultural resource, potential partner and national leader among heritage and history institutions.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Adult Public Programs/Community Engagement:
    Develops and implements programs and collaborations related to our core mission and to our special exhibitions that engage audiences in unique and unexpected ways. Adapts content for adult group tour audiences and "drop-in" visitors looking for a curated, guided or "insider" experiences.
  • School and Family Programs
    Manages staff responsible for student and educator, youth and family and docent education. Oversees outreach to schools to maintain and grow school tour program as key to the Museum's identity as an educational resource and a platform for significant public and private support. Oversees content creation for school tours and educator programs, interpretive materials/educator guides and docent training for core and special exhibitions, professional development events for educators, and content creation for youth and family events and programs. Works with Manager of School and Family Programs to evaluate docent preparedness and provide feedback and additional training when needed. Work with Manager of School and Family Programs to develop new initiatives to attract families.
  • Stop the Hate: Youth Speak Out Essay and Youth Sing Out Contest
    Directs and oversees all aspects of Stop the Hate (STH), including conceiving ways to expand the program in Ohio and beyond. Responsibilities include organizing and leading a STH community advisory committee, creating and maintaining project timeline, annually updating essay theme and content requirements for student participation, leading outreach efforts to school district leadership and educators to grow awareness and participation, forging and maintaining relationships with community leaders to recruit a diverse pool of readers, judges and community partners to support the project. Organizes and manages student entry process, student data collection, reader assignment, scoring process and identification of student finalists. Manages relationship with Roots of American Music for the Sing Out program and College Now Cleveland for administration of scholarship awards. Works closely with special events consultant on planning of Awards Ceremony.
  • Other duties as assigned.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
The Museum's team is collaborative, hands-on and diverse in every sense. We appreciate creativity, commitment and being open to opinions, to people and to ideas.

Education, Training and/or Experience
  • An MBA or equivalent experience
  • Existing legal working status in the United States
  • Must have at least 5+ years of relevant experience in an educational, museum or nonprofit setting
  • Understanding or experience in a public or private school setting a plus, but not required.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Traits
  • Superior interpersonal, written and oral communication skills
  • Attention to detail and ability to perform tasks with a high degree of accuracy and autonomy
  • Strong analytical and communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct, organize, and conduct education programs
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office with a working knowledge and ability to quickly learn programs including, but not limited to Excel, Altru and Constant Contact
  • Openly expresses a desire to create a more inclusive and accepting society
  • Resourceful, enthusiastic and willing to take initiative
  • Curious and a quick learner
  • Appreciative of volunteer time and talent
  • A professional demeanor and appearance

ABOUT THE MALTZ MUSEUM
The Maltz Museum introduces visitors to the beauty and rich history of Jewish culture in the context of the American experience. A valued educational resource, the Museum explores broader issues around identity to build bridges of tolerance and understanding among communities and encourage a greater appreciation for the diversity of the human experience.

The Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage provides equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, disability, political affiliation or other legally protected status.

Application review will begin immediately. Please send your resume to Human Resources, Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage, 2929 Richmond Rd., Beachwood, Ohio, 44122, hr@mmjh.org. No phone calls, please.

(Posted 8/27/14)

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Image of a star REGISTRAR AND EXHIBITIONS COORDINATOR (FULL-TIME)
Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage, OH

Reports To: Executive Director
Department: Exhibitions

The Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage seeks a curious, creative and detailed-oriented team player to manage artifacts and exhibitions for the dynamic nonprofit. A respected heritage museum, the Maltz Museum is planning at least two major original exhibitions over the next two years while exploring opportunities to rethink certain core gallery spaces, engage broader audiences and widen its reach through traveling exhibitions. The Registrar and Exhibitions Coordinator will work across the organization to help create cutting edge, high quality exhibitions that inform and inspire.

SUMMARY
The Registrar and Exhibitions Coordinator manages all aspects of the Maltz Museum's core exhibitions (An American Story and the Temple-Tifereth Israel Gallery) as well as temporary special exhibitions. The Registrar researches and identifies temporary traveling exhibitions and coordinates all aspects of their presentation. S/he assists with curating exhibitions originated by the Maltz Museum and coordinates all aspects of traveling these exhibitions to other institutions. Additional responsibilities of the Registrar include overseeing shipping, insurance, conservation, condition reporting and installation.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Permanent Exhibitions:
  • Act as liaison between the Maltz Museum and the Western Reserve Historical Society, The Temple-Tifereth Israel, and other lenders and donors
  • Generate loan agreement forms and deeds of gift
  • Maintain and update the artifact database
  • Plan and facilitate rotation of artifacts in the collection
  • Have replicas fabricated and rotated with original paper artifacts
  • Walk through Museum on a weekly basis to check artifacts
  • Coordinate opening of cases for access to artifacts and cleaning
  • Work with mount makers to maintain and repair/replace mounts
  • Arrange for conservation of artifacts
  • Manage creation and production of wall texts, including design, proofreading, fabrication and installation
  • Manage images for museum exhibitions including sources, credit lines and rights and reproduction issues
  • Maintain files and books used in museum research
  • Remain informed of collection management principles and procedures in the field

Special Exhibitions:
  • Manage all logistics and documentation for incoming/outgoing loans and in-house traveling exhibitions, including but not limited to handling, numbering, packing and condition reporting
  • Generate the Museum's standard facility report and review facility reports of prospective loan venues
  • Oversee installation and de-installation of exhibitions
  • Manage contracted preparators
  • Prepare/negotiate loan agreements for all exhibition and collections loans
  • Coordinate with outside shipping companies, freight forwarders, customs brokers and lending institution/organizer to arrange shipping
  • Manage creation and production of wall texts, including design, proofreading, fabrication and installation
  • Work with Director of Operations on budget, shipping, insurance and storage
  • Oversee photographic documentation of all temporary exhibitions

Curatorial:
  • Research potential temporary exhibitions
  • Assist with curating and organizing traveling exhibitions and those originated by the Maltz Museum
  • Work with Executive Director to coordinate exhibition schedule
  • Coordinate Exhibition Committee meetings
  • Evaluate and respond to all exhibition proposals
  • Assemble post-exhibition reports for originating institutions

Other duties as assigned.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Traits
  • Strong command of American Alliance of Museums (AAM) standards and best practices for collections management
  • Understanding of exhibition development process
  • Proficient with collections management software; knowledge of EmbARK a plus
  • Detail-oriented and able to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills
  • Visual acuity for object inspection and reading fine print
  • Physical dexterity for working with cumbersome or fragile materials
  • Able to follow safe work practices

Education, Experience and/or Training
  • Master's degree in museum studies, history, art history, library science or related field strongly preferred.
  • Completed coursework in collections management.
  • Three years of experience as a registrar in a museum, gallery, private collection or other cultural organization.

ABOUT THE MALTZ MUSEUM
The Maltz Museum introduces visitors to the beauty and rich history of Jewish culture in the context of the American experience. A valued educational resource, the Museum explores broader issues around identity to build bridges of tolerance and understanding among communities and encourage a greater appreciation for the diversity of the human experience.

The Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage provides equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, disability, political affiliation or other legally protected status.

Send your resume to Human Resources, Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage, 2929 Richmond Rd., Beachwood, Ohio, 44122, hr@mmjh.org. No phone calls, please.

(Posted 8/27/14)

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School of Human Ecology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, WI

The School of Human Ecology seeks an intrepid individual to lead the Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection, Ruth Davis Design Gallery and Ruth Harris Library into the next era in a new building with state-of-the-art collection facilities. Working collaboratively with Department of Design Studies faculty and staff and under the direction of the Dean of the School of Human Ecology, the individual builds partnerships with the broader campus community, businesses and industries, promoting the contributions and value of design in local and regional development.

Institution:
The University of Wisconsin-Madison has long been recognized as one of America's great public, land-grant institutions with an enrollment of approximately 41,000 and an internationally recognized research community. It offers a complete spectrum of liberal arts studies, professional programs, student activities and over 150 study abroad programs around the world. The School of Human Ecology is engaged in addressing real societal problems locally and globally through research, teaching and outreach in humanistic, scientific and social inquiries. Located on Lake Mendota, the University is an integral institution in Wisconsin's capital city that offers a combination of natural beauty, a vibrant cultural community, and abundant international cuisine and locally sourced eateries. Its location provides convenient access to Milwaukee, Chicago and Minneapolis through daily bus service and the Dane County Regional Airport. Madison was recently identified as the second best city in the country for biking.

Position Description:
As director, the individual will strategically position the activities of the collection, gallery and library to forward the missions and aspirations of individuals and organizations within the school, campus and broader communities committed to the importance and power of design and textiles in particular. Collaborative development efforts with the Dean will further the mission. The individual will draw on resources unique to a research institution to enhance scholarly publication, produce creative exhibition programming, and organize timely conferences, lectures, and public programming. The individual will invest in teaching/learning activities by teaching classes, working with undergraduate and graduate students and faculty to forward their research and creative projects, and promoting the collection and gallery through publications, websites and social media.

As curator, the individual will extend teaching and learning through interpreting objects for faculty, students and guests, direct accessioning/de-accessioning, participating in the campus-wide curatorial and museum practices program, and by initiating and writing grants to support special projects. The individual will promote the unit through activity in regional and national textile-related communities and organizations.

The staff includes: an Assistant Curator/Collection Manager, a Gallery Curator, graduate project assistants, student assistants and experienced volunteers. The collection staff is small with a big vision; a vision supported by the School of Human Ecology and Department of Design Studies.

Requirements:
  • Ph.D. with specialization in textiles broadly defined (for example; material culture studies, art history, art administration, museum studies, or design history).
  • Five years management with teaching experience in a collection.
  • Ability to communicate with a diverse and broad group of stakeholders and partners, including students, scholars, designers, artists, industry leaders, scientists, and private and corporate donors.
  • Experience managing with a collaborative team approach.
  • Demonstrated success in teaching, development, grant writing and administration.

Salary Range: $65,000 minimum, commensurate with qualifications and level of experience. This is a full-time, 12 month, academic staff position that includes outstanding health and retirement benefits.

Application: The official posting is on the UW-Madison Office of Human Resources website, www.ohr.wisc.edu/WebListing/Unclassified/ PVLSummary.aspx?pvl_num=80521

Please refer to position vacancy listing #80521 when sending a cover letter highlighting: relevant experience related to this position; a description of interest in working in an academic setting; a resume; and names and contact information for three references.

Applications will be reviewed beginning October 15, 2014. Position will remain open until filled.

Contact Person:
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.

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

(Posted 8/26/14)

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School of Human Ecology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, WI

Institution:
The School of Human Ecology, University of Wisconsin-Madison seeks a dynamic individual with curatorial and collection management experience to take the Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection into its next era in a new building with state-of-the-art collection facilities, including the Ruth Davis Design Gallery, and Ruth Ketterer Harris Library. The unit supports and contributes to a design-focused faculty, an active arts community on campus, and a broader community with related business, industry and arts organizations.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison has long been recognized as one of America's great public, land-grant institutions with an enrollment around 41,000 and an internationally recognized research community. The University offers a complete spectrum of liberal arts studies, professional programs, student activities and over 150 study abroad programs around the world. Located on Lake Mendota, the University is an integral institution in Madison, Wisconsin's capital, which offers a combination of natural beauty, a vibrant cultural community, and abundant international and locally sourced eateries. Location in south central Wisconsin provides convenient access to Milwaukee, Chicago and Minneapolis through daily bus service and the Dane County Regional Airport. Madison was recently identified as the second best city in the country for biking.

Position Description:
The successful candidate will thrive in an academic institution in a necessarily collaborative unit in a school with people engaged in addressing real societal problems locally and globally through research, teaching and outreach. The individual will report to the Director/Curator, and work collaboratively with the faculty, staff and students in the Design Studies Department and across campus. The individual will develop, maintain and interpret the collection to promote the vital role of designed objects in creative and scholarly activities.

The candidate will work comfortably in a research environment, taking advantage of unique opportunities available within a research institution, and actively assist faculty and students with their scholarly and artistic research endeavors. Individual is attracted to the educational role of working with project assistants, undergraduate and graduate student assistants with their scholarly and creative research. Individual is well organized, an initiator, appreciates team approaches, is detail-oriented, capable of working under pressure and meeting deadlines. Individual appreciates their role in introducing students to future professional opportunities.

In addition to the Director/Curator and this position, the staff includes at least one graduate project assistant, student assistants and experienced volunteers. The collection staff is small with a big vision; a vision supported by the School of Human Ecology and Department of Design Studies.

The position includes but is not limited to:

Curatorial activities:
  • Interpretation of objects for faculty, students and guests, a responsibility shared with Director/Curator.
  • Contribution to research for major exhibitions.
  • Research and documentation for the collection database.
  • Planning and implementation of rotating exhibitions in Mecklenburg Reading Room.
  • Assisting with exhibition planning and installation of major collection-based exhibitions in the Design Gallery and outside venues.
  • Assisting with development and implementation of education and outreach programs.
  • Assisting with implementation of strategic planning goals.
  • Assisting with development of online and written materials.
  • Management of the schedule of access to the collection, including class visits, guest researchers, students, and outside visitors.
  • Evaluation of potential accessions, deaccessions and preservation projects.
  • Management and evaluation of student workers and volunteers.
  • Participation in collection development activities and events.

Collection management activities:
  • Caring for a collection of approximately 13,000 textiles and related objects of dress, adornment and textile production, consistent with current knowledge of and experience with professional museum practices.
  • Assessment and improvement of information systems for handling and documenting objects.
  • Management of collection facilities.
  • Maintenance of collection database, the online collection and collection documentation.
  • Identify proposals for funding of special projects related to collection objects.
  • Photographing objects.
  • Maintaining new website and social media.
  • Processing loan and image requests.

Requirements:
  • Master's degree (terminal degree preferred) in a textile area within material culture-related disciplines, or professional museum studies.
  • Knowledge of professional museum standards and practices.
  • Three years curatorial/collection management experience.
  • Extensive knowledge of textiles and related objects, and their cultural and social context.
  • Excellent writing skills.
  • Project management skills.
  • Comfortable working with collection databases, word processing, spreadsheets, photo editing software, and website software such as WordPress.
  • Daily work requires ladders and maneuvering large two-person drawers.

Salary Range: Minimum of $45,000 commensurate with qualifications and level of experience. This is a full-time, 12 month, academic staff position that includes outstanding health and retirement benefits.

Application: The official posting is listed on the UW-Madison Office of Human Resources website, www.ohr.wisc.edu/WebListing/Unclassified/ PVLSummary.aspx?pvl_num=80524
Please refer to position vacancy listing #80524 when sending a cover letter highlighting: evidence of textile knowledge, curatorial and collection management experience related to this position, description of interest in working in an academic setting; a resume; a writing sample (for example, a detailed catalogue entry, brochure text, essay, proposal for a project); and names and contact information for three references.

Applications will be reviewed beginning December 1, 2014. Position will remain open until filled.

Contact Person:
Professor Roberto Rengel
Chair, Department of Design Studies
1300 Linden Drive
Madison, WI 53706-1524
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.

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

(Posted 8/26/14)

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DuSable Museum of African American History, IL

740 E. 56th Place • Chicago, Illinois 60637
(773) 947-0600 • www.dusablemuseum.org

Posted: August 18, 2014

Entry Level: No

Job Duration: Indefinite

Job Type: Development/Membership

Min. Experience: 3-5 Years

Min. Education: BA/BS/Undergraduate

Job Description:

Membership Coordinator
The DuSable Museum of African American History is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and promoting the history and culture of the African American experience through stimulating exhibitions and inspiring education programs focused on arts, artifacts, events and customs.

The DuSable Museum of African American History is currently seeking a Membership and Volunteer Coordinator to effectively maintain the Raiser's Edge donor database and provide general support for the Museum's growing membership and volunteer base. The Membership and Volunteer Coordinator will work closely with the Director of Development to implement effective solicitation strategies for stewarding, and substantially enhancing The DuSable Museum's membership base, to increase membership revenues and manage a corps of volunteers.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Report to the Development Director
  • Work with the Development Director on administration of the Development Office
  • Monitor member donations and prepare donation acknowledgements
  • Prepare reports, charts and graphs as needed for meetings and presentations
  • Maintain and record Board, membership and donor related data in the Raiser's Edge database
  • Prepare and disseminate donor correspondence and fundraising materials
  • Coordinate efforts for renewing, and upgrading current donors
  • Respond to members' inquiries
  • Support the coordination of volunteers
  • Orient volunteers to museum functions and programs
  • Organizing volunteer support for all functions of the museum
  • The successful candidate must use good judgment and treat confidential information with discretion

Required Skills:

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Bachelor's degree and 3-5 years of Raiser's Edge experience
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Must possess a drive to meet set fundraising goals
  • Close attention to detail
  • Strong experience in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Proven experience in maintaining the Raiser's Edge database
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Flexible to work occasional weekday evenings and weekends for meetings and special events
  • Excellent administrative, coordinating, and organizational skills
  • Self-starter with strong ability to multi-task
  • Museum experience desired
  • Must have a sense of humor

Competitive salary and a standard benefits package provided.

Application Instructions:

HOW TO APPLY:
Please email resume and cover letter to Kristina Eason at keason@dusablemuseum.org, with "Membership and Volunteer Coordinator Search" as the subject.

The DuSable Museum of African American History is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants from diverse cultural backgrounds are encouraged to apply. We will contact only those candidates whose professional experience meets our requirements. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

(Posted 8/26/14)

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Door County Maritime Museum, WI

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

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

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

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

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

Or by email to: szeyher@dcmm.org

(Posted 8/19/14)

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Image of a star MUSEUM CURATOR COORDINATOR (working title: ASSISTANT MUSEUM DIRECTOR)
Missouri Department Of Natural Resources, MO

Position Number: 7010523

Division: Missouri State Parks

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

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

Shift: 5 Eight Hours Days per Week

Days Off: Saturday and Sunday

The Museum Curator Coordinator (Assistant Museum Director) is responsible for the management of two historic buildings as well as monitoring the Riverside Collections Facility and exhibits in the capitol galleries of the Missouri State Museum. Serves as liaison for two volunteer groups. Helps curators of exhibits and collections with projects, supervises three fulltime staff members and all seasonal assistant curators and interns. The Museum Curator Coordinator (Assistant Museum Director) must develop a good working knowledge of capitol to give tours and presentations and must understand retail system and money handling procedures. Applicant must meet the qualifications of a Museum Curator Coordinator under the State of Missouri Merit system. Please see the below link to the job specifications at http://content.oa.mo.gov/personnel/classification-specifications/1208. The Missouri Department of Natural Resources is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information about Missouri State Parks and the Missouri State Museum, please visit our website at http://mostateparks.com/park/missouri-state-museum.

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

(Posted 8/13/14)

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Johnson County Museum of History, IN

$10/hour
20 hours/ week

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

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

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

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

Send resumes and cover letter to:
Carrie Birge, Museum Director
cbirge@co.johnson.in.us

(Posted 8/12/14)

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Chippewa Valley Museum, WI

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(Posted 8/12/14)

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Glen Ellyn Historical Society, IL

Executive Director Qualifications and Responsibilities

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(Posted 8/7/14)

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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Mount Horeb Area Historical Society, WI

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

Bachelor's degree in Museum Studies or Public Administration (master's degree desirable) with 5 years administrative experience. Full job description at http://www.mthorebhistory.org/executive-director.html

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

(Posted 8/7/14)

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John Michael Kohler Arts Center, WI

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

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

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

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

(Posted 8/5/14)

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Peoria Riverfront Museum, IL

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

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

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

(Posted 7/29/14)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(Posted 7/23/14)

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Canton Museum of Art, OH

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

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

Responsibilities

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

Major Duties and Responsibilities

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

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

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

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

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

Application Process
Please submit the following via CMA's resume email Directorsearch@cantonart.org:
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume/CV
  • At least 3 references

(Posted 7/9/14)


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