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JOB TITLE
INSTITUTION
POSTING DATE
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Lake County Forest Preserves, Wauconda, IL
6/30/15

Ellen Noel Museum of Art, Odessa, TX
6/29/15

Churchill County Museum and Archives, NV
6/24/15
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Layman Design, IL
6/23/15
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Minnesota Historical Society, MN
6/17/15
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Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University, MI
6/17/15
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Minnesota Historical Society, MN
6/16/15

Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA
6/15/15

State Historical Society of North Dakota, ND
6/15/15
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Milwaukee Public Museum, WI
5/28/15
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John Michael Kohler Arts Center, WI
5/18/15
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Indianapolis Museum of Art, IN
4/30/15
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National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library (NCSML), IA
4/28/15
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Indiana Historical Society, IN
4/22/15
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The Pleasure Driveway and Park District of Peoria, IL
4/2/15
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The Pleasure Driveway and Park District of Peoria, IL
4/2/15

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Image of a star VISITOR SERVICES ASSISTANT
Lake County Forest Preserves, Wauconda, IL

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

SUMMARY
Greets public and informs public about museum. Determines and collects admissions fees.

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

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

HOW TO APPLY AND APPLICATION DEADLINES:
Interest in Forest Preserve employment can be indicated only by submitting a completed Forest Preserve Employment Application, which is available at our office or on-line at www.LCFPD.org and must be returned to: Lake County Forest Preserve District, Human Resources Department, 1899 West Winchester Road. Libertyville, IL 60048, 847/367-6640. Applications are accepted only for posted positions.

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

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER

Smoking is not permitted in our facilities.

(Posted 6/30/15)

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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Ellen Noel Museum of Art, Odessa, TX

Vibrant AAM-accredited art museum. www.noelartmuseum.org Collection: 800+ works American art, 1850-contemporary; nationally/regionally significant exhibitions. Purpose-built facility, Sculpture/Sensory Garden. Budget: $1M. Staff: 12. OPPORTUNITIES: try new ideas for diverse audience; planned expansion; mentor staff; participate in city's cultural masterplan; leave a legacy. RESPONSIBILITIES: Institutional advancement/fundraising/marketing; education, outreach/community relations; collections stewardship, exhibition/program planning; operational, strategic planning; governance, financial management. REQUIREMENTS: 4+ years' museum-management experience; related M.A.; art knowledge, fundraising experience. Details/apply by 7/27/2015: http://museum-search.com/open-searches/. Nominations welcome. EOE

(Posted 6/29/15)

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MUSEUM DIRECTOR
Churchill County Museum and Archives, NV

Churchill County (Fallon, Nevada) invites applications for the full-time position of Museum Director for the Churchill County Museum and Archives. The Museum Director will be the one to direct the museum activities, leading the museum team to achieve the goals set by the Director. The County is looking for a self-motivated, multi-tasking individual who is willing to meet challenges and develop creative solutions to meet the needs of the community. Innovation and creativity are encouraged in this position. The salary starts at $61,942 annually and includes full-paid retirement and health insurance. For more information, visit us at www.churchillcounty.org/museumdir and apply by July 24, 2015.

(Posted 6/24/15)

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Layman Design, IL

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

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

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

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

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

Compensation and terms will be determined based on demonstrated experience.

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

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

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

(Posted 6/23/15)

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Image of a star #1207 VISITOR SERVICES ASSISTANT II
Minnesota Historical Society, MN

OPEN TO: This job is open to all applicants.

LOCATION: History Center

SALARY: $14.11 hourly minimum

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

CLASSIFICATION: 58L Service

HIRING MANAGER: Museum Supervisor, School Programs

POSTING DATE: June 17, 2015

DEADLINE DATE: Application materials must be received by July 1, 2015.

SUPPLEMENTAL FORMS: Not required for this position.

DESCRIPTION: The Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS) seeks applicants for an Visitor Services Assistant II to manage the daily functions of the Education Lobby check-in desk; perform reception and orientation duties in a friendly and courteous manner to ensure visitors have a positive experience; provide clerical and program maintenance support; and perform related work as apparent or assigned.

RESPONSIBILITIES: 1) Manage the daily functions of the Education Lobby check-in desk; 2) perform reception and orientation duties in a friendly and courteous manner to ensure visitors have a positive experience; 3) perform administrative ticketing and scheduling functions; and 4) provide clerical and program maintenance support.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Excellent verbal, interpersonal, problem solving and public relations skills.
  • Previous experience working with schoolchildren or other youth audiences.
  • Ability to learn ticketing and scheduling software.
  • Good math and accounting skills.
  • Ability to deal with several tasks at one time under pressure while maintaining a calm demeanor.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Positive public appearance and attitude.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Previous experience speaking in front of large audiences.
  • At least three years of customer service experience working in a high-volume, busy environment.
  • Strong computer skills.
  • Knowledge of Minnesota Historical Society programs and services.

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

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

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

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

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

Applications will be acknowledged
- No phone calls please -

(Posted 6/17/15)

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

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

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

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

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

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

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

Work Experience: Three years related museum experience.

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

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

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

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

(Posted 6/17/15)

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Image of a star #1208 PROGRAM ASSOCIATE, HISTORY DAY
Minnesota Historical Society, MN

OPEN TO: This job is open to all applicants.

LOCATION: History Center

SALARY: $3,308.00 monthly minimum

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

CLASSIFICATION: 08L Professional

HIRING MANAGER: Program Manager II, History Day

POSTING DATE: June 16, 2015

DEADLINE DATE: Application materials must be received by June 30, 2015.

SUPPLEMENTAL FORMS: Not required for this position.

DESCRIPTION: The Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS) seeks applicants for a Program Associate, History Day to deliver educational outreach programs through National History Day with an emphasis on serving urban and suburban schools with diverse student populations.

RESPONSIBILITIES: 1) History Day outreach to inner-city schools, reservation schools and/or suburban communities with diverse student populations; 2) coordinate enriched educational experiences for History Day classrooms; 3) assist in the coordination and documentation of student support programs and contests for National History Day in Minnesota; and 4) coordinate summer enrichment programs, educational immersion field trips and campus access programs with an emphasis on the participation of minority students.

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

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Experience developing or coordinating programs for college students.
  • Experience with photography, video shooting and video editing.
  • Knowledge of the Diversity, Inclusion and Community Engagement program at the Society.

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

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

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

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

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

Applications will be acknowledged
- No phone calls please -

(Posted 6/16/15)

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CHIEF CURATOR
Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA

Seeking Chief Curator to provide vision for newly expanded/renovated galleries, oversee/develop renowned collection. (http://www.chrysler.org/our-collection/collection-highlights). Desirable mid-Atlantic location. Develop exhibitions for traditional and new audiences. Help set institutional vision, strategies. Collaborative organizational culture, cross-disciplinary approach to exhibition selection/development/interpretation. Departmental staff: 5. Budget: $500K-$1M. Ph.D. or M.A. plus record of scholarly exhibitions/publications. European Art (Renaissance-Modern) or Post-1945/Contemporary Art. General art history knowledge helpful. 5+ years' senior-level curatorial experience. See: http://www.chrysler.org/ Details/apply by 7/27/2015: http://museum-search.com/open-searches/. Nominations welcome. EOE.

(Posted 6/15/15)

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DIVISION DIRECTOR, MUSEUM DIVISION
State Historical Society of North Dakota, ND

State Historical Society of ND is looking for a dynamic leader to direct the museum division. Visit http://history.nd.gov/jobs.html for details and application.

(Posted 6/15/15)

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Milwaukee Public Museum, WI

The Milwaukee Public Museum (MPM) is a comprehensive natural history and cultural museum located in Wisconsin's largest city (MSA pop. 1.7 million), and the most-attended museum in the State. MPM welcomes more than 500,000 diverse visitors annually, including more than 100,000 school children on class visits. MPM holds a collection of some 4.5 million objects, has 150,000 square feet of galleries on four floors, and is one of the oldest natural history museums in the nation.

MPM is currently in an exciting period of transformation and is seeking candidates and nominations for the newly-created position of Director of Education and Public Programs (DEPP). This senior leadership position is part of an overall restructuring that aligns museum resources around visitor engagement and experience, and elevates Education within the institution overall. The DEPP is responsible for developing and delivering nationally-innovative programs and content aligned with the needs of visitors, the public, schools and State curricula.

Reporting to the Vice President for Audience and Civic Engagement, the DEPP is responsible for leading Education staff in the development of a suite of innovative, effective, and compelling programs and educational offerings that attract, retain, and engage diverse audiences. Additionally, the DEPP oversees (via another newly created FT staff position, Volunteer and Intern Manager) several hundred museum volunteers and docents participating in interpretation and program delivery, and will also work with that staff member to build a comprehensive and effective slate of internship programs.

Building from the expertise of her/his talented staff of nine, the Director of Education and Public Programs will lead the creation of a welcoming, compelling, visitor-centric museum and informal education experience that is strategic, intentional and integrated from first contact to post-visit. She/he will encourage innovation and creative prototyping of programs by Education staff while simultaneously using evaluation and data to define success—improving and scaling ideas that work while ending those that don't. She/he will be an active and visible participant in the Milwaukee education community, establishing relationships on behalf of the institution and finding natural program partners large to small.

This position is responsible for museum education efforts at every level—from populist to scholarly—including involvement in teams developing interpretive texts, technologies and programs for permanent and temporary exhibitions, class visits and curriculum, lectures and public programs, adult programming and lectures, specialized service programs, distance learning, docent efforts and general museum content and programs meant to activate the institution and engage the wider community around topics of interest. MPM has admirably diverse visitation by the standards of most US museums, but would like to build on that base to become a national, replicable model of audience engagement and the ways museums can help effect transformational change in diverse communities.

She/he will be a natural consensus builder that will help enculturate the values of education and public engagement across the organization, advocating for the department and its staff at all levels of the museum. This position will be a member of the museum's senior staff, and is expected to set the standard for open, positive and collaborative communication within and across MPM, be an active participant in building organizational strategies and culture and in advancing pan-institutional projects and strategic initiatives. MPM is entering into a year-long Visitor Experience Planning process, and the DEPP will be a key participant in that work.

Skills and Abilities
The ideal candidate will be a recognized as a compelling educational leader in the museum field with a grounding based on practical experience of what works in museums, as well as the ability to be a visionary and articulate advocate for innovation and new models of museum education. She/he should have a graduate degree in an allied field, or at least ten years of progressively advanced experience in the field, or (preferably) both.

She/he must be an effective and decisive manager of staff and resources, able to be a supportive and positive influence for staff (including a number of union-represented education staff) while also setting clear goals for staff success and holding all accountable for results. The successful candidate will also be a compelling public speaker, an effective negotiator and consensus builder, comfortable with both organizational process and ambiguity, responsive to community needs, highly knowledgeable about current trends/research/models in museum education, have prior success managing departmental budgets and finances, and able to engage a wide variety of constituents. The ideal candidate will have a track record of achieving external support for education programs and initiatives in partnership with development staff, and experience in pursuing and managing grants. Raising community awareness of MPM as an educational resource and gaining philanthropic support for education is a significant untapped opportunity for the institution.

Nominations and applications are welcome. MPM offers a highly competitive salary, generous benefits, relocation assistance, and the opportunity to be part of a team shaping an innovative and exciting institution for a community in which MPM is a beloved icon. MPM is an equal opportunity employer and is very actively seeking to broaden the diversity of its leadership and workforce. MPM is an EOE employer.

Milwaukee is a growing community located on a beautiful stretch of Lake Michigan lined with miles of beaches and parks, and has one of the lowest costs of living of the 50 largest American cities. Milwaukee supports a major Zoo often cited as a national model, opera and ballet companies, active locavore and foodie scenes, multiple active theater troupes and entertainment venues, and professional sports. Located 80 miles north of Chicago, the city is at a particularly exciting tipping point in thinking about how to advance as a city and region. Per the 2013 census Milwaukee County is approximately 53% white, 27% African American, 14% Hispanic or Latino, 4% Asian and 1% Native American.

Interested applicants or nominators may contact Judy Atkinson, Director of Human Resources and Labor Relations, at 414-278-2752 or email (preferred method) atkinson@mpm.edu no later than June 30, 2015.

(Posted 5/28/15)

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John Michael Kohler Arts Center, WI

The John Michael Kohler Arts Center, a dynamic 100,000 sq. ft. visual and performing arts complex in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, is seeking an experienced, talented leader—preferably from the museum field— to direct its business operations.

The Arts Center melds: 1. a contemporary museum that originates acclaimed exhibitions and houses renowned collections, the most acclaimed of which is the result of its 45-year efforts to preserve the art of vernacular environment builders; 2. a hub for the creation of new works including Arts/Industry, which supports artists through 2- to 6-month residencies in an industrial foundry and pottery, and Connecting Communities, a commissioning program in which innovative artists collaborate with the area's cultural minorities, the carpenters union, youth at risk, etc.; 3. performing arts that present dance, music, theatre, and interdisciplinary forms from around the world; and 4. an education program that enhances understanding of the above through an arts-based preschool, classes, tours, lectures, a free, collaborative studio and learning space for visitors, special events, etc.

With a solid support base of corporate/foundation donors, government granting agencies, upper level members, and 350 volunteers—the Arts Center has an operating budget of $5.5 million and 52 full-time staff. Its facility consists of 12 galleries, 2 performance spaces, studio-classrooms, sculpture gardens, and an adjunct site. The expanded facility, completed in 1999, has been called "...a sassy, classy tour de force..." —Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Sheboygan is experiencing a downtown revival and is on the shore of Lake Michigan, 45 minutes north of Milwaukee, and 2 1/4 hours north of Chicago.

The Deputy Director will oversee the Arts Center's finance, human resources, facilities, information technology, box office, business enterprises (retail operations, café, and rentals) and the Friends of Art organization. The Deputy Director will also play a role in the development of a unique adjunct facility focusing on visible art storage of the collections as a public attraction.

Candidates should have an MBA or other applicable education and preferably 10 years' experience in nonprofit administration, including several years in a senior position in a similarly complex organization. A strong knowledge of information technology and data bases is highly desirable as is museum experience. The successful candidate will be a leader of integrity, resourcefulness, and initiative and have excellent written and verbal communication skills and enthusiasm for working with dedicated, highly intelligent individuals. The Deputy Director reports to the Executive Director (who serves as artistic/programming/strategic planning head and works closely with the Board). The Deputy Director for operations will work with the Board in the areas in which s/he is involved.

Send cover letter, detailed resume, and list of professional references to:

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

(Posted 5/18/15)

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Image of a star CURATORIAL ASSISTANT: CONTEMPORARY ART
Indianapolis Museum of Art, IN

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

(please specify "Curatorial Assistant, Contemporary Art" in your subject line if you email your resume)

Reports To: Curator of Contemporary Art
Basic Work Week: 37.5 Hrs/Wk

OVERVIEW
Provide administrative, research, and curatorial support to the Curator of Contemporary Art for both temporary exhibitions and permanent collection responsibilities. The position requires a polished and motivated arts professional who is highly organized and detail-oriented with strong interpersonal skills, efficient ability to execute multiple tasks, and demonstrated proficiency in writing.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
  • Perform administrative responsibilities, including coordinating Curator's travel as well as visiting artists' travel, scheduling meetings on Microsoft Outlook calendar, processing mail, maintaining digital and files for exhibitions, collection, loans, and other projects, as well as keeping track of departmental expenses and filling out purchase orders and other forms.
  • Provide curatorial assistance and support on exhibitions organized by Curator—temporary exhibitions (Forefront series), temporary sculptural installations (Efroymson Family Entrance Pavilion series), and permanent collection installations. Responsibilities include conducting research on artists and artworks, coordinating and scheduling meetings, making checklists, attending planning meetings, researching conservation issues, keeping track of budgets, liaising with registrars regarding movement of artwork and loan paperwork, among other tasks.
  • Assist Curator with coordination, communication, and scheduling of events for the affiliate group, Contemporary Art Society (CAS); draft copy for email announcements and invitations; maintain RSVP lists for all events; assist in planning events in collaboration with Curator, CAS board members, and caterer; attend all CAS board meetings; assist at CAS events that take place in the evening about ten times per year.
  • Assist Curator in the management, study, cataloguing, and interpretation of the Contemporary collection.
  • Maintain collection database for Contemporary collection and assist Curator in duties related to the acquisition, deaccession, or loan of objects for the collection.
  • Answer general correspondence relating to collection and other queries; assist the public and visiting scholars.
  • Write texts and didactic materials, including extended label copy, website and magazine content, as well as other materials, for print and online.
  • Contribute to public programs in support of collection and exhibition initiatives through gallery talks and lectures; also assist Curator in related endeavors for various public programs.

Other duties may be assigned.

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

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
M.A. required in art history, curatorial/museum studies, or related field. At least two years of museum experience or equivalent demonstrable experience with other art institutions, galleries, or auction houses. Candidates should have excellent written, communication, and organizational skills as well as strong interest and knowledge of contemporary art. Aptitude in Microsoft applications such as Word, Outlook, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint required. Writings samples will be requested.

OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES
  • Exceptional organization, detail-oriented nature with strong attention to accuracy, and advanced interpersonal/communication skills, including telephone and e-mail etiquette.
  • Ability to effectively coordinate diverse projects, prioritize, and execute multiple tasks, and work well with frequent interruptions.
  • Proficiency in writing reports, business correspondence, and various texts for public audiences.
  • Strong note-taking and proofreading skills.
  • Flexibility, dependability, and professional demeanor.
  • Ability to work well both independently and with others.
  • Ability to problem-solve, anticipate next steps, and apply common sense judgment to various tasks. Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
  • Capacity to meet deadlines with minimum supervision.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions in one-on-one and small group situations to other staff members and general public.
  • Capacity to serve as supervisor to interns or volunteers.
  • Ability to appropriately handle confidential information. Discretion and judgment in regards to information about the Museum's collection and art works on loan to the Museum.
  • Proficiency in at least one foreign language.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • Ability to work with basic mathematical concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions, in practical situations.

(Posted 4/30/15)

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Image of a star CHIEF DEVELOPMENT OFFICER—MUSEUM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library (NCSML), IA

An acclaimed national museum and library celebrating freedom and human rights seeks an experienced development professional for the position of Chief Development Officer (CDO). The CDO will lead implementation of fundraising activities to support a new, exciting strategic plan that will elevate the scope and impact of the institution. Building upon the museum's recent $27 million capital campaign, the CDO will work to increase philanthropic support and ensure long-term sustainability.

As one of the nation's leading ethnic museums, the National Czech & Slovak Museum and Library tells stories of freedom and identity, family and community, human rights and dignity, through extraordinary exhibitions and experiences. The museum is the recipient of the 2013 National Medal for Museum and Library Service, the nation's highest honor conferred on museums and libraries for service to the community. It gained accreditation from the American Alliance of Museums in 2008. More information about the institution can be found at www.ncsml.org.

The CDO will be a key member of the museum's leadership team. The position offers the opportunity to direct local, regional, and national fundraising efforts for an institution that fills a unique niche yet is global in its appeal. The museum is located in a mid-sized, centrally located city with a high quality of life and low cost of living.

The complete job profile and qualification requirements can be found at http://benefactorgroup.com/chief-development-officer/

To apply, please send cover letter and resume to:
HR@benefactorgroup.com

(Posted 4/28/15)

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Image of a star EXHIBITIONS DESIGNER
Indiana Historical Society, IN

Full Time, Exempt

POSITION PURPOSE:
Under the direction of the Director of Exhibitions, this position is responsible for the design, creation, implementation, guidance, and evaluation of the physical environment within the Indiana Experience areas, in general, and You Are There experiences in particular. Incumbent leads and oversees design and production activities for all Indiana Historical Society (IHS) in-house and traveling exhibitions.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
  1. Works with Director of Exhibitions to advise, review and sign off on physical production, design, AV components, prototyping and evaluation of department projects and products.
  2. Oversee design integrity throughout development process. Prepare for, attend and drive the creative portion of proposed designs. Work with team to utilize wide range of resources creatively.
  3. Coordinate development of CAD, Vectorworks, and other spec drawings in early phases of project for development purposes and for staff and vendor completion during production and installation.
  4. Assist with or oversee fabrication, installation and dismantles by staff or contractors.
  5. Collaborate with Indiana Experience and other project team members to promote synergy, create efficiencies and foster a positive work environment.
  6. In concert with department staff, establish system to measure effectiveness of experiences and exhibitions. Keep abreast of best practices in the field and regularly evaluate current methods of graphic production, label design, environment design, fabrication, lighting and technological innovations that can be deployed in a museum setting.
  7. With Director of Exhibitions establish sound and lighting installation and environmental specs for all IHS collections and collections on loan for experiences and exhibitions.
  8. Work with department staff and Director, Exhibitions to periodically evaluate and maintain appropriate storage for archival items and non-archival props and furniture.
  9. In tandem with Director, Exhibitions coordinate and maintain photographic documentation of all experiences and exhibitions and department portfolio of projects. Coordinate documentation and storage of all relevant project research materials, documents and electronic files.
  10. Performs other duties as assigned.

ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES:
  1. Good conceptual, graphic, and spatial design skills; envisions both big picture design and details. Ability to read blueprints schematics, elevations, and shop drawings.
  2. Proficiency in Vectorworks and CAD systems and software.
  3. Ability to assist with production needs of an active exhibitions department, to include possible graphic production and mounting, comfort in a fabrication shop, mount making, lighting, and installation tasks.
  4. Self-motivated, creative problem solver, with strong detail and organizational skills.
  5. Team player with the ability to manage, lead, motivate, and delegate.
  6. Understanding and appreciation of ADA requirements and best accessibility practices in museum design.
  7. Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, for diverse audiences.
  8. Understanding of generally accepted museum education concepts, strategies, ethics, and standards.
  9. Knowledge of ethical, legal, and copyright issues as they relate to historical research libraries.
  10. Ability and desire to continuously stay abreast of technology opportunities and advancements that may facilitate education through public programs.
  11. Ability to organize and manage fiscal resources within the structure, culture, and mission of a nonprofit organization.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
  1. Strength — Ability to lift & carry items weighing up to 50 pounds
  2. Physical Movement — Stooping, Bending, Kneeling, and Crouching In order to reach & pick up items
  3. Manual Dexterity — Ability to handle fragile items with care
  4. Wrist & Visual Stamina — Ability to type and focus on a computer screen for prolonged periods of time
  5. (Incumbent must be able to meet physical requirements with or without reasonable accommodations. Reasonability of requested accommodation is to be determined by IHS on a case-by-case basis, in accordance with the ADA.)

QUALIFICATIONS:
MINIMUM: Bachelor's degree in Design, Visual Communications, Museum Studies or related field. 5 years exhibition experience—project management, design, and production. At least 3 years supervisory experience including budget preparation.

PREFERRED: Experience in developing an exhibitions program in a museum or education setting. Working knowledge of Indiana history.

PAY & BENEFITS
Full-time
The salary will be commensurate with experience and skills. IHS offers an excellent benefits package, including health, dental, life and long-term disability coverage; employer and employee funded retirement plans with American United Life — OneAmerica; employee assistance program (EAP); Pre-Paid Legal Services; flexible benefits, and generous paid time off. Free parking provided nearby, staff discounts in the Basile History Market and the Stardust Café, and reciprocal benefits at other cultural institutions in Indianapolis.

Applications
Please send a cover letter and resume to: April Kerber, Senior Director, Human Resources, Indiana Historical Society, 450 West Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202, hr@indianahistory.org or Fax: 317/233.0857. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

The Indiana Historical Society is an equal opportunity employer.
www.indianahistory.org

(Posted 4/22/15)

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Image of a star PLAYOLOGIST — EXPERIENCE FACILITATOR
The Pleasure Driveway and Park District of Peoria, IL

Job Opening — Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum

POSITION: Part Time (Average 24 - 29 hours per week)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(Posted 4/2/15)

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Image of a star ADMISSIONS AND RETAIL ATTENDANT
The Pleasure Driveway and Park District of Peoria, IL

Job Opening — Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum

POSITION: Part Time (Average 24 - 29 hours per week)

REQUIREMENTS:
  • High school diploma or equivalent required. Some college preferred. Extensive experience in a similar role may be substituted for all of part of the educational requirements.
  • Minimum of one year experience in a customer service role, ideally a museum or other visitor attraction setting.
  • Must have excellent customer service, problem solving and organizational skills.
  • Must have experience or interest in working with children and families in a highly diverse informal educational setting.
  • Practical understanding of ages and stages of child development.
  • Knowledge of basic telephone and PC functions including Microsoft Office.
  • Ability to maintain focus and professional demeanor in a highly demanding atmosphere.
  • Ability to create an atmosphere of teamwork and positive energy among staff and volunteers. Experience working as or with volunteers preferred.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously with a minimal degree of supervision.
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with co-workers and the general public.
  • Must be able to interact effectively and respectfully with adults as well as children of all ages.
  • Must demonstrate an ongoing commitment to learning and innovation.

DUTIES:
  • Open and close Welcome Desk computer systems according to defined procedures.
  • Perform cashier duties including handling cash, check and charge transactions.
  • Promote and sell PlayHouse Children's Museum admissions, memberships and programs.
  • Clean and maintain an organized and well-stocked front desk area and assist in exhibition cleaning and organizing on a daily basis. Perform spot cleaning in other areas as needed.
  • Interact with museum visitors by answering questions about the Peoria PlayHouse Museum, Peoria Zoo and Luthy Botanical Gardens programs and ticket options.
  • Interact with the general public and privately booked groups, school groups, and birthday parties and ensure an excellent experience for all visitors.
  • Light clerical work: answering and directing phone calls, data entry and other duties as assigned.
  • Check in and direct guests for museum workshops and programs.
  • Manage lost and found area.
  • Attend all staff meeting s and trainings as required.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned.

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

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

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

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

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

(Posted 4/2/15)


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