Museum Collections Manager

State University of New York College at Plattsburgh
Plattsburgh, New York, USA


The Art Museum at the State University of New York, College at Plattsburgh invites applications for a Museum Collections Manager.

The ideal candidate will be detail oriented, with a commitment to the care and management of art objects, a willingness to work one-on-one with students, and an appreciation for museum collections and their role in expanding art appreciation and knowledge of art history to the campus community and the region. This full-time position reports to the Director of the Museum.

Responsibilities include: Cataloging new collections as received and updating information; Researching, photographing, and scanning existing collections; Managing loans to and from the collection including the changing exhibition program; Supervising interns working with the collections; Managing rights and permissions for changing exhibitions and the Rockwell Kent collection; Maintaining accuracy of database information for movement of collections; Supporting the development and maintenance of a traveling exhibition program; Overseeing the fine arts insurance information for the College Foundation and Student Association collections, as well as temporary exhibitions and loans; Coordination of public relations activities including social media for areas of responsibility; and teaching undergraduate course in museum studies, as needed. This position will require some evening and weekend work.

Required Qualifications: Bachelor's degree plus three years of art museum collections management OR Master's degree with two years of art museum collections management; Experience with museum collections software, Adobe Creative Suite, and MS Office; attention to detail; and excellent writing skills are required. In addition, candidates should be comfortable working in a collaborative environment and have the ability to work a flexible schedule as necessary, including some evenings and weekends. The ideal candidate must demonstrate excellent organizational and interpersonal skills; have knowledge of and appreciation for art history; and the ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously. The ability to safely handle art objects, both heavy and fragile, is also required.

Preferred Qualifications: Knowledge of standard art museum collection management policies including: acquisitioning and accessioning, records management, and marking objects; familiarity with fine arts insurance and risk management including emergency preparedness, security and fire protection systems, art handling, packing, shipping, and integrated pest management; knowledge of Collections ethics, sensitivity to care of sacred and culturally sensitive objects, copyright law, and rights and reproduction management.

SUNY Plattsburgh is an equal opportunity employer, committed to excellence through diversity. As an equal opportunity employer and a government contractor subject to VEVRAA, SUNY Plattsburgh complies with hiring regulations regarding sex, color, religion, national origin, disability, age and veteran status.

Salary: $40,000 minimum, plus excellent benefits. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Materials received by March 6 will be guaranteed full consideration. Please apply to http://jobs.plattsburgh.edu/postings/7931 and include a cover letter, resume/CV, and contact information for three current professional references. Official transcripts from an accredited institution will be required prior to employment.

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This job posted by MERC from February 19 through May 21.



Curator

Remick Country Doctor Museum & Farm
Tamworth, New Hampshire, USA

POSITION DESCRIPTION:
The Remick Country Doctor Museum & Farm (www.remickmuseum.org), located in the historic village of Tamworth, NH, seeks a full-time (40 hr/week) curator beginning in late spring 2017. This is a new position reporting to the Executive Director and the successful candidate will oversee collections management, exhibit research & installation, and historic structures and interiors. The Curator will be a key member of the management team and this is a unique opportunity for someone with a background in American studies with a passion for rural history, preferably New England c. 1800-1950s. Interest in agricultural and/or medical history is a plus given the wide interpretive focus of this institution.

The Curator will be involved in all aspects of the institution and assist in developing a site-wide interpretative plan that celebrates our agricultural heritage and the world of the country doctor. Duties will include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Provide collections management including update/maintenance of the PastPerfect database, assessment of the permanent collection, creation of a systematic plan for collections’ development, review and updating of curatorial policies and procedures, etc.
  • Oversee maintenance and upkeep of exhibit areas within the Museum Center and historic Enoch Remick House, as well as within agricultural outbuildings located throughout the property.
  • Develop an outdoor interpretive signage for self-guided tours encouraging visitor exploration of the entire museum site.
  • Assist with writing content for publications such as quarterly newsletter and brochures, as well as the website, social media and electronic communications.
  • Participate in special events and community outreach.
  • Supervise volunteers, interns, and/or staff assisting with curatorial tasks and projects.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor’s degree (Master’s degree preferred) in American studies, social or public history, with a minimum of 5-years experience in a museum or historical society, preferably as a curator or in collections management. Qualifications must include proficiency in Microsoft Office suite and PastPerfect software. The ideal candidate is self-motivated, creative and a team player who is comfortable working in a rural setting. Remick is an EOE and offers a competitive salary with health benefits and PTO.

HOW TO APPLY:
Applications consisting of a cover letter and resume should be directed to: Curator Search, Remick Country Doctor Museum & Farm, 58 Cleveland Hill Road, Tamworth, NH 03886. Fax 603-323-8362 or email csutherland@remickmuseum.org. No phone calls please. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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This job posted by MERC from February 17 through May 19.



Director

City of El Paso - Museum of History
El Paso, Texas, USA


The City of El Paso is recruiting nationally for an experienced, hands-on, and high-energy Museum of History Director to plan and implement exceptional exhibitions, educational experiences, and public programs. The Director oversees a budget of approximately $1 million dollars with a dedicated, creative staff of 12 full-time employees. Reporting to the Director of Museums and Cultural Affairs Department, the next Director will assist the advisory board in developing and implementing plans for American Alliance of Museums accreditation. This position requires a Master’s degree and 6 years of museum exhibit development or design, curatorial experience, or museum education experience, which includes 4 years of supervisory experience. The salary range for this position is $73,230 to $123,027. Review of resumes begins April 7, 2017. Email compelling cover letter, comprehensive resume, salary history, and six professional references to apply@ralphandersen.com. Confidential inquiries are welcomed to Robert Burg, Ralph Andersen & Associates, at (916) 630-4900. Detailed brochure available at www.ralphandersen.com.

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This job posted by MERC from February 16 through April 7.



Manager/Docent

Marilyn Horne Museum and Exhibit Center
University of Pittsburgh at Bradford
Bradford, Pennsylvania, USA


The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford is seeking a Manager/Docent for the Marilyn Horne Museum and Exhibit Center.

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in art history, fine arts, interdisciplinary arts, museum studies or related field with an art/music emphasis or professional experience in a museum, nonprofit organization or related business with program coordination experience. Understanding of all social media platforms for promotional and marketing purposes. Experience in fiscal management. Public speaking experience and professional manner.

Duties: Direction, planning and coordination of the daily operations for the Center and responsibility for the care, maintenance and rotation of the Center’s collections. Promotion of the Center to use the space for event planning, educational outreach and public programming. Coordination with all University and community entities to expand awareness, prominence and support of the Center on a local, statewide, national and international level. Work within the confines of an approved annual budget. Serve as spokesperson and advocate of the Center. Complete knowledge of the life and professional career of Marilyn Horne in order to successfully field all questions while giving tours of the facility and presenting to groups or organizations.

Please submit: Candidates must apply directly through PittSource at https://www.pittsource.com/postings/131938. Paper application materials will not be accepted

Deadline: Friday, March 3, 2017

Women and applicants from traditionally underrepresented populations are strongly encouraged to apply. Individuals with experience in a setting committed to multiculturalism and/or campus diversity are of particular interest. The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity.
EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled 

www.upb.pitt.edu

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This job posted by MERC from February 16 through March 3.

Manager of Audience Research & Evaluation

Minneapolis Institute of Art
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA


The Manager of Audience Research and Evaluation is responsible for the strategy, planning, and execution of an institution-wide, integrated program for evaluation and audience research that helps Mia understand its audiences, performance, and impact. This position works across the institution to lead the creation and dissemination of studies and reports that are a foundation of a culture and practice of decision-making that is results-driven and data-informed.

In this role, you will…
  • Develop, in collaboration with internal stakeholders, the strategy and plan for a fully integrated, institutional program of audience research and program evaluation that supports Mia’s priorities.
  • Analyze and interpret data. Prepare and present reports, both written and visual for internal and external stakeholders.
  • Use evaluation data to measure outcomes and improve and advance practices to support Mia’s audience-centered mission.
  • Lead and serve on cross-functional teams and committees.
  • Oversee projects, set timeframes, monitor progress for tasks and deliverables.
Specific Requirements
  • Degree in relevant field such as program evaluation, visitor studies/customer research, social sciences, statistical analysis, or experience in applied qualitative and quantitative research.
  • A combination of experience and education that demonstrates possession of the necessary knowledge and abilities for this position.
  • Minimum of three years of related experience.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the principles and practices of program evaluation and audience research methodology, design and execution, and data management and analysis.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to approach and interact with the public for data collection.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of museum visitor studies field and the implications of experience design.
  • Exceptional communication and presentation skills and experience (both written and verbal, formal and informal).
Who You Are
You have a passion for people and art. You are creative and open minded. You are a positive and effective communicator. You like to experiment and try new things.
You value data and like the challenge of collecting it in innovative ways, and then making sense of it. You are detail-oriented, while always having your eye on the big picture. You are an enthusiastic advocate for all things Mia.

You’re good at and enjoy…
  • Recognizing the value in others’ unique perspectives.
  • Knowing your success is directly related to visitor satisfaction.
  • Setting challenging goals and achieving them.
  • Taking advantage of promising opportunities.
Mia Culture
The Minneapolis Institute of Art is an audience-centered workplace where everyone strives to provide excellent service and cultivate honest and positive relationships. Generosity, agility, emotional intelligence, positive energy, and driving results are the core values that define Mia’s culture. Successful employment at Mia includes full embrace and consistent demonstration of these values by all team members.

To Apply
To be considered for this position, please send a cover letter including your interest in the position, what you will bring to the position, and why you are the ideal candidate, and a resume outlining your educational and professional experience to miajobs@artsmia.org by March 10, 2017

AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION / EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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This job posted by MERC from February 13 through March 10.

Guest Relations Representative

Frank Lloyd Wright Trust
Oak Park, Illinois, USA


WORK SUMMARY: Implement successful delivery of daily guest experiences and activities including but not limited to tours, programs, events, administrative support, special use of sites and facility rentals at the Home and Studio, Unity Temple, the Rookery and Robie House. Travel to all four visitation sites is required. Weekend and evening hours may be required to meet the needs of the organization and customer service goals of the department.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
  • Deliver quality daily guest experiences including but not limited to tours, programs, events, special use of sites and facility rentals at the Home and Studio, Unity Temple, Robie House and the Rookery.
  • Assist in the preparation of the sites for delivery of guest experiences
  • Participate in and complete the interpreter training program(s), successfully learning to lead tours.
  • Manage daily audio tour logistics.
  • Assist with museum shop retail operations as assigned.
  • As a team member of the Guest Relations Department provide organizational support and back up as coordinated by supervisor.
  • Provide administrative assistance to Daily Operations Manager at Home and Studio site.
  • Assist other departments and perform other duties as assigned.
  • Ensure customer service and safety goals in order to contribute to organizational objectives.
  • As a team member of the Trust, demonstrate positive interpersonal skills that promote open communication, respect for all positions, maintenance of confidentiality and success of the organization.
QUALIFICATIONS:
High school diploma or equivalent preferred. Position requires excellent customer service, organization and communication skills. Experience in hospitality, museums, or other service industry with proven results preferred.

ENVIRONMENT:
Central administrative office is accessible and located in Loop historic building; Oak Park and Chicago house museum sites are multi-level work areas not accessible to the mobility impaired. Position requires frequent computer and phone use. Workplace is a smoke- and drug-free environment. Travel to off-site locations necessary. Weekend and occasional evening hours required. Equal opportunity employer.

HEALTH AND SAFETY REQUIREMENTS/INSTRUCTION:
Employees advised on OSHA standards through required signage and administrative updates compliant with federal and state law.

DISCLAIMER:
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.

Email resume and cover letter to apply@flwright.org. Reference position title in subject line. Applicants are screened by human resources and resumes of qualified candidates are referred to individual departments.

NO PHONE CALLS WILL BE ACCEPTED.

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This job posted by MERC from February 9 through May 11.

Program Coordinator

Alice T. Miner Museum
Chazy, New York, USA


Description: The program coordinator is responsible for the development and implementation of educational and cultural programs at the Alice T. Miner Museum and at off-site locations. The coordinator will work with schools, community organizations, and other historic/cultural institutions in the region to create programming that draws diverse audiences to the museum and helps strengthen the museum’s position as a center for community activity.

Duties:
  • Researches, develops, schedules, and presents programs for adults and children, on- and off-site
  • Publicizes and promotes events using social media and other outlets
  • Maintains a calendar of events and communicates with local media and tourism promotion organizations
  • Conducts tours of the museum for individuals and groups
  • Assists the Director/Curator in training and supervising volunteers
  • Assists the Director/Curator with other duties as needed
Qualifications:
  • B.A. in history, public history, education, or other related field
  • Experience in public programming at a museum, historic site, or similar venue
  • Knowledge of general philosophy, principles, and practices of history museums
  • Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with organizations, volunteers, and the public
About the Alice T. Miner Museum: Opened in 1924, the Alice T. Miner Museum holds a collection of furniture, textiles, ceramics and other decorative arts, books, manuscripts, and more, reflecting Alice Miner’s engagement in the Colonial Revival movement of the early 20th century. The museum also presents and interprets material related to Alice and William Miner’s life and philanthropic work in the North Country. Visit minermuseum.org for more information.

Direct applications and inquiries to Ellen Adams, Director/Curator, director@minermuseum.org

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This job posted by MERC from February 8 through May 10.

2017 Summer Internship

The Saint Louis Art Museum
Saint Louis, Missouri, USA


The Saint Louis Art Museum offers 12 unpaid summer internships working with curators and interpretation staff to catalogue and interpret works in the Museum’s collection as well as perform research for upcoming exhibitions and engagement projects. Potential curatorial projects could include American art cataloguing, provenance research on the American collection, Post-1945 and contemporary American print research, research for our upcoming Decorative Arts Re-Installation, research for projects in African or Oceanic art, research projects on the artist Jean-François Millet, researching and cataloguing the permanent collection of photography, cataloguing European paintings, and research on the baroque painter Guercino. Some interns will assist with the ongoing work of the Engagement and Interpretation Department. Interpretation projects will include review of gallery text (wall panels, object labels, and maps) related to special exhibition and installations, development and implementation of gallery visitor engagement initiatives, production of printed and digital interpretive materials, and conducting a review and inventorying objects for touch kits relating to SLAM collection areas.

To apply, applicants must send the following materials:
  • A statement of applicant’s professional goals and how an internship at the Saint Louis Art Museum serves those goals;
  • Transcripts (need not be official);
  • A listing of job experience;
  • A listing of languages spoken and/or read;
  • The names and contact information (email and telephone numbers) of 3 references, 2 of which must be from a professor or academic advisor;
  • A writing sample- something from a research paper with footnotes to give an idea of applicant’s research skills.
20 hours per week is required for a minimum of 8 weeks, but students may work for a longer period if they would like. Interns are selected based on their qualifications and how well their skills match available projects. Please indicate dates of availability between June 5 and July 28, 2017. Attendance is mandatory for the orientation program on June 5th.

For further information, or to ask questions, contact Melissa Bauer, Curatorial Department, Melissa.bauer@slam.org

Summer 2017 application deadline: March 1, 2017
Applicants notified by: March 31
Program dates: June 5, 2017-July 28, 2017
Please apply online at: http://www.slam.org/AboutUs/employment

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This job posted by MERC from February 3 through March 1.

South Asian Art Curator

Peabody Essex Museum
Salem, Massachusetts, USA


The Peabody Essex Museum (PEM), a major museum in metro-Boston, seeks a dynamic curator of South Asian art to play a pivotal role in shaping and implementing the museum’s team-based program in Asian art and its specific manifestation of Indian and South Asian art and culture. The new curator will have deep experience in South Asian art, a track record of engaging exhibitions, active in global circles, with a strong commitment to interpretation and programming. PEM has preeminent collections in modern Indian art and Kalighat painting and an extensive Bhutanese textile collection, as well as works from other Southeast Asian cultures. http://www.pem.org/collections/.

OPPORTUNITIES: The curator will develop a more interconnected view of Asian cultures, foster a dialogue between historical and contemporary expressions, and organize collection-based installations of Indian and South Asian art that integrate engaging ideas, new interpretive methods, immersive experiences, and design.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Lead new permanent-collection installation devoted to South Asian art, opening 2018-2022. Organize exhibitions, secure traveling exhibitions, with special emphasis on Indian art. Develop plan to strengthen PEM’s collection. Cultivate patrons, enhance the museum’s international network, identify opportunities to exchange exhibition projects, loans and expertise. Serve on other museum teams.

REQUIRED: MA, art history or cultural studies; specialty in Indian or South Asian art/culture. Exhibition experience. Must be a team-player, donor relationship-builder, enjoy innovative approaches. An established international network is desirable. Experience with both historical and contemporary art preferred. Full qualifications/how to apply: www.museum-search.com. Apply by 4/17/2017 to SearchandRef@museum-search.com. EOE. Nominations welcome.

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This job posted by MERC from February 2 through April 17.

Museum Education Coordinator

University of Kansas Natural History Museum
Lawrence, Kansas, USA

DESCRIPTION: The University of Kansas Natural History Museum’s extensive informal science education programs advance science education and literacy by informing and inspiring visitors about natural history, evolutionary biology, and other science topics. The museum seeks an experienced museum educator for a small department to plan and implement a range of science education programs and services. The museum education coordinator’s responsibilities include teaching, program research, development, implementation and administration, and support of challenging and engaging science programs.

DUTIES
1. Teaching educational programs for public and school groups (35%)
  • Communicate scientific principles in an accurate and engaging way.
  • Facilitate positive science experiences and exploration by students, teachers and family groups.
  • Modify approach as appropriate to individuals and groups (e.g. age or developmental levels, socio-economic groups, etc.).
2. Research, develop and implement new public education materials (35%)
  • Research, review and synthesize science content and liaise with relevant scientists.
  • Consult relevant learning research to inform program development.
  • Formulate creative approaches and activities appropriate to target audiences.
  • Prototype and trial-test instructional material and methods for effectiveness.
  • Lead program evaluation and revise materials for effectiveness.
  • Create educational materials and experiences for grant projects.
3. Supervision, Management and Administration (20%)
  • Recruit, supervise and train student staff, e.g. coordinate searches, produce schedule of work for ongoing projects, monitor performance and provide feedback, approve hours.
  • Organize and lead summer camps.
  • Organize/Co-organize all aspects of education program administration (e.g. planning, scheduling, budgets, reports, presentations).
  • Assist associate director of public programs in operation of office, budget preparation and tracking, promotion and evaluation of programs, reports, and managing physical facility.
4. Other related duties (10%)
  • Provide support for exhibits, e.g. content development, label writing, editing and review.
  • Serve as a team member on a variety of educational and other public programs initiatives. Other related duties as assigned.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
The following requirements may be evidenced by information provided in the 1) application materials, 2) work history, 3) relevant education, 4) record of accomplishments, and 5) references.

1. Master’s degree in science or a related field such as biological sciences, physical sciences, earth sciences, science education, museum studies, science communication, OR Bachelor’s degree and three years of experience in any of the areas listed above.
2. Demonstrated 1 year professional teaching experience in a science education setting (e.g. employed as an educator/instructor to teach science programs).
3. Demonstrated experience in program development, e.g. researching and prototyping new education materials.
4. Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of informal science education (e.g. familiar with relevant principles, literature, organizations, etc.; aware of trends in science and topics in the news).
5. Strong communication skills, interpersonal, and organizational skills, and demonstrated ability to work independently (e.g. examples of independent projects; project coordination; presentations and reports; experience with departmental administration and logistical tasks).
6. Competence using information technology for both research and teaching purposes (e.g. demonstrated experience with online research tools; Microsoft Office products (i.e. Word, Excel).
7. Experience training others and troubleshooting.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
1. Master’s degree or higher in science or a related field such as biological sciences, physical sciences, earth sciences, science education, museum studies, science communication.
2. Background in more than one area of science (e.g. knowledge, courses or experience in life sciences, physical sciences, earth and environmental sciences).
3. 3+ years professional teaching experience in a science education setting
4. Professional experience at a natural history museum, science museum, science center or equivalent.
5. Experience working in a cross-disciplinary environment (e.g. experience with interdepartmental projects or working across varied content areas and management levels).
6. Experience working with diverse groups of visitors in an educational setting (e.g. age, knowledge and ability level, cross-cultural).

POSITION REQUIREMENTS
Physical Requirements: standing, sitting, talking, seeing, hearing, feeling attributes of objects, walking (including over uneven ground and into water), grasping, pushing, reaching with hands/arms, driving, stooping, kneeling, bending, crouching, crawling, climbing and balancing, repetitive wrist hand and/or finger movement, operate mechanical equipment, moving up and down from/to sitting position on the floor, lifting up to 50lbs independently.
Other: valid drivers’ license; research, reading and writing.

SCHEDULE: 40 hours per week, 8am to 5pm Monday through Friday, with occasional evening and weekend work required.

SALARY: $42k to $45k.

TO APPLY: Apply online at https://employment.ku.edu/staff/7938BR. Review begins 02/20/2017.

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This job posted by MERC from January 30 through February 20.

Nancy B. Putnam Curator of Fashion and Textiles

Peabody Essex Museum
Salem, Massachusetts, USA


The Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) seeks a curatorial leader with deep experience in historical, modern and contemporary fashion and textiles and a track record of developing engaging exhibitions. The successful candidate will be active in fashion circles, well-versed in current developments, and adept at teasing out connections between fashion, creativity, and culture.

OPPORTUNITIES: The curator for this newly-endowed position at a major museum in metro-Boston will play a pivotal role in shaping and implementing the museum’s forward-looking, team-based program in Fashion and Textiles by organizing innovative exhibitions, interpretation and programming, strategically enhancing the collection, and conducting original research. PEM’s extraordinary collection of fashion, costumes, and textiles from around the world, primarily from the late 17th century forward, constitutes a distinctive international collection of high overall quality. http://www.pem.org/collections/.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Develop the museum’s first permanent-collection gallery dedicated to fashion, scheduled to open in the new wing in 2019. Develop a systematic plan to strengthen PEM’s fashion and textiles collection through strategic acquisitions of historical, modern and contemporary works, long-term loans, research, and conservation initiatives. Enhance and expand the museum’s international network and partnerships with museums; cultivate and secure patronage for PEM’s fashion and textile initiatives. REQUIRED: MA, art history or cultural studies; specialty in fashion and textiles. Must be a team-player, donor relationship-builder, enjoy innovative approaches. Experience with both historical and contemporary fashion and textiles preferred. An established international network is highly desirable. Full qualifications/how to apply at: www.museum-search.com. Apply by 4/3/2017 to SearchandRef@museum-search.com. EOE. Nominations welcome.

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This job posted by MERC from January 24 through April 4.

Executive Director

Loudoun Museum, Inc.
Leesburg, Virginia, USA


Employment Opportunity

The Loudoun Museum is accepting applications for the full-time salaried position of EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR:

The EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR directly oversees and manages all Museum staff and operations and will provide the Museum with strategic, collaborative leadership, effective management and vision, guided by its mission. He or she is expected to usher the Museum through a period of growth and transition, including prioritizing financial and networking development and the strategic framework for the long-term success of the Museum, including strategies for recruiting new of Board of Trustee members and the creation of a strategic and development plan. The EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR reports to the Loudoun Museum Board of Trustees through the Board President and is expected to act as the liaison between the Board of Trustees and Museum staff, the community, local and regional governments, professional organizations, other historical organizations, the press and the public.

The full position description for the EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR may be examined and applications may be submitted at http://www.loudounmuseum.org/employment/

Submit inquiries electronically to Info@loudounmuseum.org or call Museum President Liz Whiting at 703-777-6808. Deadline: FEBRUARY 20, 2017.

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This job posted by MERC from January 23 through February 20.

Overnight Program Educators

Mystic Seaport
Mystic, Connecticut, USA


Mystic Seaport is hiring for Overnight Program Educators for our Ship to Shore and Anchor Watch programs. This positions provide hands-on engaging programming for groups who sleep overnight at Mystic Seaport aboard the full-rigged ship the JOSEPH CONRAD. More information on the programs can be found at http://www.mysticseaport.org/learn/k-12-programs/ship-to-shore/ and http://www.mysticseaport.org/learn/youth/anchor-watch/. The positions are seasonal from March-June 2017. The Ship to Shore program occurs during the week and the Anchor Watch program occurs during the weekend. Number of hours will vary depending on the position.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Lead tours, outdoor and indoor activities
  • Supervise guests overnight on board the JOSEPH CONRAD
  • Assist in rigging climbing
  • Assist with cleaning of program facilities
  • Provide excellent customer service and excellent visitor experiences
  • Build a professional repertoire through continuous growth and mastery of content, skills, hands-on education, presentation and delivery techniques
  • Contribute to the development of new programs and enhancement of existing programs
  • Help advance department and institutional goals, adhere to mission, and serve as ambassador for Mystic Seaport
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Experience working with children, youth and families in formal or informal settings; ability to engage students in a dynamic and energetic manner
  • Demonstrate caring and respectful attitude towards children, youth, and families
  • Ability to lead education tours of the Museum, indoor/outdoor games and crafts, climb the rigging
  • Demonstrate ability to communicate effectively and work with diverse staff across the Museum as well as external customers
  • Self-directed learning, ability to retain learned information, and use of knowledge to engage audiences of all ages and learning styles
  • Absolute reliability, punctuality and positive attitude
  • Flexibility, versatility, and adaptability
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to get along with others; ability to use tact and diplomacy.
  • Ability to perform assignments creatively, conscientiously, and accurately with high standards of quality and overall effectiveness.
  • Capacity for accepting responsibility of position without need for follow-up; ability to act independently without specific instructions.
  • Must possess and reflect a polished professional demeanor in a variety of situations.
  • College level training is required; background in museum education, maritime history, and/or teaching or youth development experience is preferred
  • Willingness to work a highly flexible schedule corresponding to the needs of the Museum
Physical/Mental Requirements and Environmental Conditions:
  • Deliver programs in venues that can be cold, wet, hot, or dirty; work outside in all weather
  • Late nights, early mornings, overnight on the JOSEPH CONRAD primarily on Friday and Saturday nights
To Apply: Please submit a Mystic Seaport application (https://www.mysticseaport.org/wp-content/uploads/Mystic-Seaport-Employment-Application.pdf), resume, and cover letter to human.resources@mysticseaport.org OR to Mystic Seaport PO Box 6000 Mystic, CT 06355 Attn: Human Resources. An EOE.

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This job posted by MERC from January 23 through April 24.