The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao Foundation
Bilbao, Spain

The Curator’s responsibility shall be to contribute to the conceptualization and design of the Museum’s artistic programme, as well as to the development, research, dissemination and exhibition of the Museum’s permanent collection. Duties shall include strengthening relations with artists, collectors, art lenders and other players in the arts, as well as the management and organisation of other strategic aspects of the department.

The successful candidate shall be a university graduate (preferably with a background in the arts) possessing knowledge of both theory and practices of Modern and Contemporary Art, along with a minimum of 8 years’ experience in the conceptualization, design and development of a programme of exhibits, preferably of international artists. Furthermore, the candidate is expected to provide a list of their research experience which is to include commissioned exhibitions and publications (catalogues, articles, papers, etc.).

Finally, aside from possessing teamworking skills and overall strategic vision, the successful candidate shall display strong leadership and human resources management skills, in addition to management, organisation, communication and negotiation skills. While a high level of fluency in English is required, communication skills in other languages is also desirable, especially Basque.

Fluent Spanish would be mandatory.

In return, we offer a permanent, full-time contract with immediate start.

The selection process shall be guided by the principles of “Equal opportunity and diversity in the workplace” which form part of the overall policy of human resources management of The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao.

Deadline for applications is 21th May, 2018.

Interested parties are to forward their C.V. to Ref. 5.260 via the following website:

All information received shall be dealt with in strict accordance with the Data Protection Act of Spain (Law 15/1999, of 13th December, 1999 on the protection of personal data).

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This job posted by MERC from May 11 through May 21.

Curator, Japanese Art & Culture

Royal Ontario Museum
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Royal Ontario Museum (ROM), Canada’s largest museum ($65M annual budget), seeks an energetic, innovative Curator of Japanese Art & Culture to develop and implement a dynamic schedule of exhibitions, programs and research while also building the collection, at a time when the ROM charts a new course to more deeply engage visitors and communities. The successful candidate will lead interpretation and presentation of the collection for general and academic audiences; will enjoy working with donors, collectors, scholars, external communities, and global partners; and welcome interactions with varied audiences, including families.

OPPORTUNITIES: To curate innovative, interdisciplinary exhibitions; build, refine and interpret the 10,000-work Japanese collection with fresh strategies and in new directions, including modern and contemporary; build global networks; and engage in original research. Opportunity for cross-appointment at University of Toronto and to live in cosmopolitan Toronto (population 2.8M, metro-area 6.4M).

RESPONSIBILITIES: Manage permanent collection and installation rotations; work collaboratively with museum teams on special exhibitions and programs; develop strategies for new interpretations and directions to reach local and regional communities; engage community stakeholders, including Japanese-Canadian communities in Toronto and throughout Canada; engage with professional colleagues to produce research and publications; help maintain and promote the Korean collection and galleries; and help cultivate support from patrons and foundations for projects and acquisitions.

REQUIREMENTS: PhD or equivalent in Japanese art history or related field; curatorial/exhibitions experience, publications track-record; Japanese proficiency. Familiarity with Korean an asset; fundraising experience a plus. Full qualifications/how to apply: Apply by 7/6/18 to EOE. Nominations welcome

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This job posted by MERC from May 9 through July 6.

Educational Programs Manager #4530

Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum
Waco, Texas, USA

About the Texas Rangers & the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum
The Texas Rangers, founded in 1823, are America’s oldest state-wide law enforcement agency. They have served under five national flags from a frontier guard to today’s renowned elite law enforcement agency. A Texas legend and State symbol, the Texas Rangers are widely chronicled in American history and popular culture.

Established by the State of Texas and City of Waco in 1964, the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum is the official state historical center of the Texas Rangers. Located halfway between Dallas and Austin, it is operated as a department of the City of Waco (pop. 130,000) and sanctioned by the State. The complex consists of a state-designated museum, hall of fame, library and archives, education center, Texas Rangers company headquarters and banquet hall.

Essential Functions
Under supervision of the Director, the Educational Programs Manager plans, implements and manages all institutional educational programs, participates in the exhibits team and coordinates and supervises the Texas Ranger Education Center available to nonprofit community service organizations and the Texas Rangers.
  • Develops, implements and evaluates educational programs; coordinates special programs, tours and community outreach, special events and presentations.
  • Serves on the exhibits team developing themes and interpretive materials, and assuring educational validity; assists with coordination of exhibit design and procurement of services.
  • Manages the Education Center by coordinating and screening scheduling and applications by clients; promotes Education Center availability.
Minimum Qualifications
Master’s Degree in History, Museum Studies/Science of Education required; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Desired Experience and Skills
  • Three years of experience and facility in planning, supervision delivery of programs for student and adult audiences of varied educational and cultural backgrounds;
  • Knowledge of educational program evaluation methods and processes
  • Ability to work independently with little supervision, plan and organize work as well as maintain records, analyze data and prepare reports
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work as part of a team within the organization
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; computer proficiency, including MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint)
FLSA Status: A non-exempt position; may occasionally be required to work weekends or holidays as special programs require.

Salary: $38,511- $44,512 Annually; City of Waco benefits

This job description is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skills required. City management has exclusive rights to alter this job description at any time without notice. Employees will be required to follow any other job related instructions and to perform any other job related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an 'at-will' relationship.

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This job posted by MERC from May 2 through August 2.

Registrar for Exhibitions

Seattle Art Museum
Seattle Washington, USA

OVERVIEW: Incumbent supports the Office of the Registrar, which is responsible for maintaining records on all works of art owned by or entrusted to the care of the Seattle Art Museum; and for the location, safety, movement, and transport of these works of art, thus minimizing risks to the works of art and to SAM. The primary purpose of this position is to coordinate the collection and dispersal of temporary exhibitions.


REPORTS TO: Director of Museum Services and Chief Registrar

1. Executes loan agreements for loans to exhibitions and loans to the collection, contacts lenders and is responsible for arranging the necessary logistics of wall-to-wall movement from and to each lender’s premises for the objects borrowed.

2. Personal and extensive contacts outside the museum are made with shippers and contractors in arranging for the movement of works of art; customs officials in clearing foreign shipments; individual lenders regarding specific arrangements for shipment of their object, and officials of other museums regarding requirements for the loan of their holdings.

3. Prepares all incoming and outgoing documentation for each object including receipts to lenders, shipping and packing lists, CITES certificates and U.S. Customs documents for foreign shipments.

4. Coordinates the work of art handlers and preparators in the unpacking, packing, installation, and movement of each loan object. Supervises unpacking of loans, checks and records their condition, and annotates packing methods. Develops work schedules to meet deadlines. Works closely with Conservation and Design and Installation.

5. Develops exhibition budgets for future exhibitions. Analyzes historic cost data to assist with these cost projections. Reviews and ensures that exhibition budgets are met and/or justified. Monitors budgets for all expenditures in conjunction with exhibitions, including courier per diem and travel. Processes invoices and codes them appropriately.

6. Prepares applications for U.S. Government Indemnity for assigned exhibitions as required.

7. Reviews exhibition contracts, and ensures that various contract stipulations dealing with packing and shipping are met.

8. Provides technical specifications for outside contractors for the construction of shipping crates and other outside services and assures that all work has been performed to standards and coordinates all work necessary to prepare objects for shipment.

9. Ensures accurate records for art collections in particular collection management system (TMS) location records.

10. Acts as representative of SAM in accompanying objects to and from the museum and other sites.

11. Assists the Chief Registrar with the annual inventory of SAM collections and objects on long-term loan.

12. Maintains a general knowledge of all procedures utilized by the Office of the Registrar’ and responds to questions from the general public or refers queries to the appropriate departments.

13. Represents the Museum with a high level of integrity and professionalism, and adheres to Museum policies and supports management decisions in a positive, professional manner.

14. Undertakes special projects as assigned.

1. Understanding of and familiarity with the various means of accomplishing local, national, and international transportation, including an understanding of how different modes of shipping will affect various objects and materials.

2. Knowledge of U. S. Customs regulations and international shipping regulations; including export licenses, bonding, and security.

3. Thorough and current knowledge of museum registration techniques and practices, including basic knowledge of art history to verify and identify objects received, packing materials and methods, conservation, and fine arts insurance. Familiarity with conservation issues, terminology, and condition reports.

4. The incumbent must possess good organizational, strong verbal and written communication skills. The incumbent must be organized and able to prioritize job duties; skilled at trouble shooting and problem solving; and be flexible and able to deal with multiple, last-minute deadlines. Ability to work with close attention to detail.

5. Familiarity with basic accounting principles and budgeting procedures.

6. Proficiency in the use of computers for collection management, scheduling and communication purposes is required. Knowledge of TMS preferred.

7. Familiarity with foreign languages (French, German, Italian or Spanish) to interpret international correspondence, invoices and documents pertaining to shipments and to assist couriers is useful.

8. Ability to work with donors, the public and co-workers collaboratively, professionally and tactfully.

9. Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts, Art History or Museum Studies, or equivalent related experience.

10. Five (5) years of experience in museum registration, including supervisory experience.

11. Ability to adhere to Museum policies and to support management decisions in a positive, professional manner.

The Seattle Art Museum will consider reasonable accommodations for those applicants with disabilities who may need a reasonable accommodation to perform the essential functions/duties. Please contact the Human Resources Department for additional information.

Seattle Art Museum is committed to diversity and inclusion. Qualified individuals who bring diverse perspectives to the workplace are especially encouraged to apply.

TO APPLY: Please visit for specific instructions on how to submit SAM employment application, cover letter and resume.

Deadline: May 25, 2018

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This job posted by MERC from April 26 through May 25.

Peggy L. Osher Director of Learning and Interpretation

Portland Museum of Art
Portlalnd, Maine, USA

Portland (ME) Museum of Art (PMA) seeks innovative Director of Learning and Interpretation (DLI) to create and implement a vision for Learning and Interpretation Department (L&I) as PMA fundamentally changes the way the public interacts with the Museum. DLI will develop creative ways to proactively reach non-traditional audiences and develop new approaches for them to engage with the art in the Museum and community. DLI leads staff of four, plus docents/interns, manages $200,000 budget. DLI reports to Deputy Director/Chief Curator. PMA’s collection includes American, European, and contemporary art, plus iconic works by Maine artists and owns/interprets Winslow Homer’s studio. PMA welcomes 140,000 visitors annually, including 8,000 schoolchildren, and offers learning opportunities for all ages. Duties: Oversee all aspects of L&I program, from vision to implementation. Establish and communicate educational philosophy, methodologies. In collaboration with other departments, develop interpretive programs and in-gallery experiences for special exhibitions, permanent installations, and Winslow Homer Studio that offer intellectually engaging content for diverse audiences and foster dialogue and connections between collections and audiences. Lead programmatic initiatives related to PMA’s inclusivity and diversity plan. Develop/manage L&I budget. Lead/inspire team of motivated staff/volunteers/interns. Serve as liaison/advocate for L&I at Museum meetings. Collaborate with Philanthropy department to identify/obtain funding for L&I activities. Participate in community activities. Qualifications: MA/MS in Museum Studies/Museum Education/Art History, 5+ years museum leadership experience. Creative skills to envision expanded role for L&I, and administrative skills to lead its implementation. Strong written/verbal communication, interpersonal, & organizational skills. Desire to work in team-oriented, non-hierarchical setting where new ideas are welcomed. For full job description/application, contact Apply by 5/21/18. EOE. For more information on the museum, visit

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This job posted by MERC from April 23 through May 22.

Manager of Operations

Nemours Estate
Wilmington, Delaware, USA

As one of the nation’s leading pediatric health care systems, Nemours is committed to providing all children with their best chance to grow up healthy. We offer integrated, family-centered care to more than 300,000 children each year in our pediatric hospitals, specialty clinics and primary care practices in Delaware, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Nemours strives to ensure a healthier tomorrow for all children – even those who may never enter our doors – through our world-changing research, education and advocacy efforts. At Nemours, our Associates help us deliver on the promise we make to every family we have the privilege of serving: to treat their child as if they were our own.

The 200-acre historic property of industrialist and philanthropist Alfred I. duPont (1864-1935), Nemours Estate comprises the 47,000-square foot Nemours Mansion, 15+ acres of formal gardens and landscaped areas, a dozen outbuildings, and scenic meadows, fields, water features and woodlands. Opened for public visitation in 1977, the Estate attracts some 25,000 visitors annually and is located adjacent to Nemours Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children (AIDHC), founded by Mr. duPont’s bequest, with which it shares a campus and a legacy.

Working closely with the Executive Director and as part of the Estate Leadership Team, the Manager of Operations participates in long-range planning and manages the business operations of Nemours Estate in accordance with Nemours’ enterprise policies, systems and processes, as well as with standards, best practices and ethics of the museum profession. Key areas of operational managerial oversight include, but are not limited to, budget and finance, human resources and employee (Associate) engagement, timekeeping, purchasing and procurement, contracting, compliance, continuous improvement, information services, and/or project management.

Essential Functions

1. Working with the Executive Director and other members of the Estate Leadership Team, develop strategic, long-range and short-term plans, goals and objectives; implement processes, approaches and metrics to achieve them and measure performance.

2. Manage the operations of the Estate’s Visitor Center, including staffing, fiscal controls, ticket sales, guest throughput, housekeeping, security, equipment and special event usage.

3. Track, analyze and report on the financial status of the Estate; assist the Executive Director in forecasting revenues and expenses, and in developing annual staffing, operating and capital budget needs.

4. Manage business contracts, purchase orders, requisitions, equipment or other leases, office resources, vendors, telecommunications, information systems, technology and supplies; ensure that office equipment and systems are updated, serviced and in good order; train staff as needed about new equipment, systems, technologies or processes.

5. Monitor Nemours’s enterprise-wide policies, procedures and systems to ensure that the Estate is compliant with them; disseminate appropriate information and/or train staff about new/revised policies, processes and/or systems as needed; serve as liaison with Nemours business partners in HR, Marketing/Communications, Continuous Improvement, Risk Management and/or other units.

6. Administer internal HR needs (e.g., hours, payroll, benefits, leave requests); handle or assist in handling new employee recruitment, orientation and retention; conduct staff training session.

7. Manage and facilitate internal communications (i.e., to and among Nemours Estate Associates) through print, electronic and social media; manage the Estate’s internal calendar and ensure that information is shared with appropriate staff as needed.

8. Supervise direct reports (currently Interpretive Programs Supervisor, Curator/Collections Manager, Administrative Coordinator); train, coach and mentor staff; conduct monthly performance management sessions and an annual evaluation.

9. Attend, participate in and/or coordinate meetings of Estate Leadership Team, Marketing Team, Nemours Estate Integration Team and/or other internal staff meetings; attend and/or lead daily and weekly Huddles; facilitate and coordinate meetings of Hospital-Estate Collaboration Council; represent Nemours Estate at monthly Management Council meetings and/or other AIDHC/Nemours meetings as appropriate or requested.

10. Function as administrative back-up to the Executive Director and make decisions in his/her absence; handle special projects and other duties as assigned or requested.

Additional Duties

1. Facilitate cooperative and collaborative relationships with other cultural institutions and/or community organizations.

2. Explore earned income and/or entrepreneurial opportunities for Nemours Estate.

3. Through industry readings, websites and other sources, keep abreast of trends/discussions within the museum/public history profession relating to business and operational aspects of museums, historic sites, historical societies, botanical gardens and arboreta, and/or comparable organizations; share learnings about with Executive Director, Estate Leadership Team and other stakeholders as appropriate.

4. Maintain good contacts with local/regional tourism/marketing groups, with an eye toward promoting and sustaining Nemours Estate’s visibility and reputation.

5. Develop and nurture professional contacts with colleagues in other museums, historical societies, botanic gardens and cultural organizations; represent Nemours Estate at local, regional or national professional meetings as appropriate or requested.

  • At least 5 years professional experience in a museum, historical site, botanical garden or similar setting
  • Bachelor's degree required
  • Master's degree in Museum Studies degree strongly preferred
  • Demonstrated familiarity with, and understanding of, strategic, functional and organizational aspects of operations within a museum, historical society, public botanical garden or comparable setting.
Our dedication to professionals who are dedicated to children frequently earns Nemours a spot on the list of top workplaces in the communities we serve. Our Associates enjoy comprehensive benefits, including our unique “Bridge to a Healthy Future” pediatric health plan, an integrated wellness program, opportunities for professional growth, and much more. As an equal opportunity employer, Nemours focuses on the best-qualified applicants for our openings.

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This job posted by MERC from April 19 through May 18.

Administrative Assistant

Colgate University
Hamilton, New York, USA

Located on Colgate University's beautiful campus in Hamilton, New York, the collection of the Picker Art Gallery features approximately 11,000 objects from antiquity to the present, including approximately 8,000 works on paper, 1,400 photographs, 900 paintings, and 300 sculptures. Colgate University is one of the country's leading liberal arts colleges, with a student population of about 2,900 and 300 faculty. This is an exciting time in Colgate's history, as the newly conceived Center for Art and Culture will become home to two university museums: the Picker Art Gallery and the Longyear Museum of Anthropology. These distinguished university museums play a significant role in Colgate's teaching mission and reputation.Please visit the Museum's website at:

Responsibilities include coordination of the daily operations of the department. Specific accountabilities include: greet visitors and ensure reception area creates a welcoming environment; ensure efficient execution of administrative procedures and processes central to the department; respond in a timely manner to requests for information and refer to other resources as appropriate; manage calendars, itineraries, contacts and correspondence of department; coordinate with vendors and service providers; assist with onboarding new employees; and maintain adequate office supplies and other material required for the operation of the department, which may include researching services and pricing, processing quotes, creating PO's and requisitions and submitting for timely payment.

Maintain department records, research information, analyze data, prepare reports, edit and format documents and presentations, and produce standard reports.

Responsible for departmental communication to include: website maintenance, newsletters, posters, invitations, etc.

Responsible for all aspects of planning and execution of department events and functions, including travel arrangements.

Monitor departmental budgets and report on status, variances, and potential issues.

Responsible for building and/or room scheduling and service requests, as required.

Coordinate work and/or schedules of student or casual wage employees, as assigned, including processing web time entry.

May be responsible for the timely and efficient execution of special projects, additional activities, committees and other work unique to the department, division or function, as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
- A minimum of two years of relevant office and/or other relevant professional experience.
- A Bachelor's degree is preferred, or a combination of education and experience from which comparable skills have been attained.
- Flexibility and the ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities is crucial, as well as the capacity to work with a sense of urgency as required.
- Strong customer service experience and the ability to professionally greet visitors, serve as a resource and coordinate requests with multiple stakeholders including students, faculty, Colgate staff, donors, alumni, board members, artists, and scholars is critical.
- Strong interpersonal skills as well as superior verbal and written communication skills.
- Solid skills and experience with Microsoft Office Suite, Excel, etc. as well as the ability to cull and consolidate data for reports.
- Interest in the use and application of upcoming technology, new software, etc.
- Excellent organizational skills and a high regard for detail are required.
- Capable of working independently, and as part of a team.
- Capable, and interested in project work related to marketing, social media, website and Museum calendar development and maintenance.
- Capable of maintaining confidentiality when working with sensitive documents and information.

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This job posted by MERC from April 6 through July 6.

Executive Director

Stone Quarry Hill Art Park
Cazenovia, New York, USA

Stone Quarry Hill Art Park, located in the town of Cazenovia, New York, is seeking candidates for the position of Executive Director. As chief advocate for the Art Park, the Executive Director will provide innovative leadership to further the mission and vision of the organization. Working with the support of a committed Board of Directors, the Executive Director will prioritize long and short-term goals, establish policies, develop plans, and undertake programs.

The Executive Director is responsible for guiding the successful operation of the programs and landscape of the Stone Quarry Hill Art Park. This includes on-going development and day-to-day oversight of the diverse programs, the integration of landscape and art, marketing, community relations, and fiscal and personnel management.
  • Fundraising and Revenue Generation – Developing and executing a comprehensive strategy to expand the funding base and sustain organizational growth including sponsors, donors, members, and grant support from individuals, corporations, government agencies, and/or foundations; leading fundraising efforts including annual appeals, capital campaigns, and events.
  • Artistic Direction – Curating the landscape as an integral part of the artistic vision; selecting artists-in-residence; recommending the acquisition/de-accession of sculpture; developing exhibitions, events, and programming consistent with the Art Park’s master plan, values, and mission.
  • Management and Administration – Overseeing the management and execution of the Art Park’s operations and programs; delegating appropriate activities and authority to staff (site manager, visitor services/site promotion coordinator and one seasonal building/grounds staff member); preparing and directing Board involvement on key issues; ensuring fiscal health of the Art Park by preparing annual budgets and income strategies; maintaining adequate fiscal and accounting controls; timely reporting to the Board on financial status of the organization; conducting annual performance evaluations.
  • Communications and Community Relations – Clearly articulating the mission and vision of the Art Park and its value to the community; expanding the scope of engagement and outreach of the Art Park to diverse communities; building networks and nurturing collaborations with other non-profit and cultural organizations, regional partners, schools, and institutions; developing effective strategies for public outreach through various media at the local, regional, and national scale.
Characteristics and Qualifications
The Executive Director will demonstrate effective leadership with a commitment to mission of integrating art and landscape at Stone Quarry Hill Art Park. The ideal candidate will be a strategic thinker able to transform vision and ideas into engaging programs and valued place. This individual will demonstrate flexibility and creativity in relation to the challenges of leading an organization. This person should have strong interpersonal communications skills with the ability to interact effectively with the Board and general public, and serve as a compelling spokesperson able to articulate the mission and vision of the organization to diverse audiences. Because of the varied nature of the programs, the Executive Director must be willing and able to work a flexible schedule, including direction of outdoor activities during each season of the year, as well as certain weekends and evenings for special events, community engagement, and networking.

Candidates for this position will have a degree in Arts, Arts Education, or Museum Studies or equivalent experience in non-for-profit management and operations. The position requires proficiency in computer and technology skills necessary for managing information, communications, and public presentations. Candidates will have a record of increasing responsibilities for managerial, administrative, and collaborative efforts. Demonstrated fundraising experience is important. Experience in leading a cultural non-for-profit organization is also preferred.

Stone Quarry Hill Art Park


Inspired by the relationship between art and nature, Stone Quarry Hill Art Park seeks to educate and engage the public through its exhibitions, collections, interpretation, and community outreach program in the arts. Set among 104 acres of conserved land and groomed trails, the Art Park is dedicated to providing a unique environment for showcasing art by emerging and established artists, in natural and gallery settings.


For over 25 years, Stone Quarry Hill Art Park has developed a regional and national reputation as a place for innovative programs that engage the relationship between art and landscape. It showcases contemporary artwork from emerging and established artists in outdoor and indoor settings through its Outdoor Exhibiting Artist and Juried Exhibition programs. Outdoor exhibitions feature site-specific work created and installed through the Artists-in-Residence programs. Opportunities for artists include formal residency positions, fellowships, affordable studio rental, artist-led workshops, and juried gallery exhibitions. The Art Park strives to support artists at any point in their career and from a variety of backgrounds, abilities, and interests.


Stone Quarry Hill Art Park is a place where art, landscape and people connect. Situated at the northern edge of the Appalachian Plateau, the views from the hilltop extend beyond the Village of Cazenovia and Oneida Lake out across the Ontario plain. Within the park there are over 100 acres of fields and forests, hedgerows, wildflower meadows, wetlands, ponds, and other habitats. All this serves as setting, as well as subject and material, for artists creating works that engage the landscape. Approximately 75 sculptures are currently installed throughout the Park. The facilities, including the Artists’ Lodge, Studio, John & Virginia Winner Gallery, pavilion, and Art Barn, have all evolved in response to the unique character of the place and the diverse programs of the Art Park. The Hilltop House and Studio at the center of the Art Park is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as a significant example of mid-twentieth century modernism.

Stone Quarry Hill Art Park overlooks Cazenovia Lake and Village of Cazenovia, an historic community twenty miles east of the city of Syracuse in Central New York. Situated near the Finger Lakes, Lake Ontario, and the Adirondack Mountains, as well as accessible to New York City, Boston, Montreal, and Toronto, the area offers a diversity of natural and cultural opportunities.

Application Procedure: Application materials are required to be submitted to Kelli Johnson, Interim Executive Director at:

For inquires related to the search, contact Matt Potteiger, Chair of the Search Committee, at or via phone at 315-427-9208.

Include in your application:
  • C.V. or resume
  • A narrative description of your background, interests, and qualifications for the position. Include a brief discussion of what would see as the opportunities of integrating art and landscape at Stone Quarry Hill Art Park. Please keep your response to approximately three pages in total.
  • A list of at least three references with addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses. Please indicate your relationship to each person on this list.
Application Deadline: Although applications will be accepted until the position is filled, candidates should submit their application by May 21, 2018, to assure optimal consideration. Interviews are anticipated in June of 2018 with a negotiable Summer 2018 start date.

A competitive salary and benefits will be provided.

Stone Quarry Hill Art Park is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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This job posted by MERC from March 30 through June 30.

Visitor Assistant, Guest Services

Grounds For Sculpture
Hamilton, New Jersey, USA

Grounds For Sculpture is seeking part-time (average of 25 hours per week) Visitor Assistants for our Guest Services Department. The Visitor Assistant reports directly to the Managers of Guest Services. The Visitor Assistant, Guest Services is responsible for the daily GFS operational procedures and assisting visitors. Their primary responsibilities include providing excellent customer service, selling tickets, enforcing security and safety guidelines and distributing information.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Welcome all visitors into Grounds For Sculpture, assist with crowd control, answer all visitor questions with the highest level of customer service at the desk and around the park
  • Enforce security and safety guidelines in all public spaces
  • Collect payment for entry and process memberships
  • Direct visitors & tour/school groups in the park to exhibitions and events
  • Answer phones
  • Replenish park poems, brochures, and supplies on scheduled park walks and around the buildings
  • Assist with the parking and traffic control
  • Assist with day-of event details and tasks.
  • All other duties as assigned
  • High school diploma
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills
  • Proven knowledge of database and POS systems
  • 1 or more years work related experience in a related field
  • Must be willing to work evenings, weekends and be flexible with schedule
  • Valid Driver’s License
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About Grounds For Sculpture
Nestled in the heart of central New Jersey lies Grounds For Sculpture (“GFS”), a magical place where art and nature are always at play. At its core are more than 270 sculptures by renowned and emerging contemporary artists, each thoughtfully positioned on meticulously landscaped parkland full of thousands of exotic trees and flowers. It is a feast for the senses.

Grounds For Sculpture (GFS) is a 42-acre sculpture garden, museum and arboretum with major exhibition, education, performance, restaurant and visitor amenities that make contemporary art accessible by showcasing it in beautiful settings that encourage discovery and learning. Its arboretum has more than 200 cultivars of trees, thousands of flowering shrubs, and settings grand and intimate, all to spotlight art and engage the visitor. GFS' indoor rotating gallery exhibitions, performing arts events, educational programs, and family activities invite people to approach and interact with art on their terms, growing in knowledge, understanding, and joy. Last year Grounds For Sculpture attracted over 230,000 visitors.

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This job posted by MERC from March 27 through June 27.

Curator of Maritime History

Calvert Marine Museum
Solomon's, Maryland, USA

Job Title: Curator of Maritime History - Marine Museum 
Closing Date/Time: Wed. 4/11/18 11:59 PM Eastern Time 
Salary: $64,956.00 - $80,608.00 Annually
Job Type: Merit Full Time
Location: Calvert County, Maryland 

Job Summary:
Merit position, Grade 25, 35 hours per week.

Performs museum curatorial work for the County's Marine Museum. Work involves collection management, historical research, writing, preservation of the museum's historic structures, supervision of boat yard, and boat operations, and related activities. This position is responsible for meeting all requirements related to maintaining the National Historic Landmark designation of the Wm. B. Tennison (passenger vessel) and J.C. Lore Oyster House and National Historic Register designation of the Drum Point and Cove Point Lighthouses. Work requires an advanced degree and experience in the field. Work is performed under administrative supervision. 

Essential Job Functions/Other Duties/KSA:
Conducts research for publications, lectures, maritime exhibits, etc. Compiles necessary reports, articles, proposals, etc. related to maritime history.

Monitors operations of the two passenger vessels, the Wm. B. Tennison and the Dee of St. Mary's, and boat yard. Ensures repairs are completed and monitors maintenance and repair expenses for both vessels. Coordinates inspections with US Coast Guard. Tracks requirements necessary for USDOT Drug Testing Program for the crew.

Supervises boatwright and the Small Craft Guild program. Prepares budgets and coordinates long-range planning.

Oversees maintenance and repairs of historic buildings to meet Maryland Historic Trust standards and Secretary of the Interior standards for the treatment of historic properties.

Directs and assists the museum registrar with collections inventorying, cataloging, storage, and general management.

Prepares purchase orders/check requests; researches vendors; handles receipts/invoices.

Assists Exhibits Department in researching and preparing temporary and permanent maritime history exhibits and signage.

Assists researchers in Paul L. Berry Library and Archive and directs library volunteers.

Prepares and monitors department budget.

Assists with preparation of grants and acts as grant manager for maritime grants.

Provides lectures both internally and in the community. Leads Maritime Tours of the museum.

Approves photo reproduction orders from the public.

Knowledge of:
  • Principles and practices of historical research and collection management as applied to the programs of the Marine Museum.
  • Effective techniques of supervision
  • Use of hand tools and basic power tools.
Ability to:
  • Grow, manage, and develop the museum's maritime collections.
  • Manage staff and volunteers, daily operations, and policy development and implementation.
  • Supervise staff engaged in collection work.
  • Move heavy objects.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others encountered in the work.
  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Deal effectively with the public.
Minimum Qualifications
Required Qualifications
(Note: Any acceptable combination of education, training and relevant experience that provides the above knowledges, abilities and skills may be substituted on a full-time year for year basis.)

Training and/or Education:
Master's degree in history or related field.

Four years of experience in the museum field which must include maritime history work, considerable experience managing staff, daily operations, customer service, and policy development and implementation.

Licenses or Certificates:
Valid driver's license. A current Medical Examiner's Certificate in accordance with Federal Regulations must be obtained within six (6) months. 

Special Requirements:
Operation of County owned vehicle.

Physical Demands:
Requires long periods of standing, frequent walking indoors, repeated bending, crouching, stooping, stretching or reaching; recurring lifting of objects up to 49 pounds; operation of keyboard devices.

Unusual Demands:
May be occasionally be required to work weekends or holidays.
Worker is exposed to hazards of using tools and shop equipment.

FLSA Status:

Accommodations will be made for individuals with disabilities upon reasonable notice.
County application required. 

The Museum
The Calvert Marine Museum was founded in 1970 and is located in Solomons, Maryland at the confluence of the Patuxent River and Chesapeake Bay. The museum interprets three themes: the paleontology of the Miocene epoch, the estuarine biology of the river and bay, and the maritime heritage of Southern Maryland. Among its exhibits are the Drum Point Lighthouse, the Cove Point Light Station, the sailing skipjack Dee of St. Mary’s, the historic bugeye Wm. B. Tennison, and the J. C. Lore and Sons Oyster House.  The latter two are National Historic Landmarks. It also houses the largest collection of Miocene marine fossils outside of the Smithsonian and has a 15-tank aquarium featuring animals native to these waters. The museum is open year round.

Where to Apply:

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This job posted by MERC from March 22 through June 22.

Curator of Historic Structures

City of Riverside
Riverside, California, USA

The City of Riverside is accepting applications for the position of CURATOR OF HISTORIC STRUCTURES* to fill one (1) vacancy in the RIVERSIDE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM. The eligibility list established may be used to fill the current and/or upcoming vacancies within this classification for up to six (6) months.

The Curator of Historic Structures is responsible for management of and programming for three historic houses. The Victorian-era Heritage House is the only property currently open to the public. The Harada House and Robinson House are in the midst of fact-finding studies and fundraising efforts in advance of restoration. The Riverside Metropolitan Museum is also embarking upon an exciting project to renovate its main downtown museum. The successful candidate for the position of Curator of Historic Structures will be an individual with a strong work ethic, a sense of humor, a can-do attitude, scholarly integrity, and the desire to be part of the team who will effect momentous change for the institution.


Recruitment Guidelines:
Education: Equivalent to a Master's Degree from an accredited college or university with major work in museology, history, art history, anthropology, archaeology, or a closely related field of specialization. Three years' experience in the field and the interest to pursue graduate studies may substitute for the partial fulfillment of the Master's Degree requirement.

Experience: One year of experience in the collection, preservation, interpretation, presentation of materials for Museum exhibitions and provision of public access to collections.

Highly Desirable Qualifications:
  • Experience in the maintenance and management concerns that are particular to historic houses.
  • Minimum of three years' relevant curatorial experience.
  • Experience in the collection, interpretation, and presentation of materials for museum exhibitions and public programs.
  • Knowledgeable in American material culture history, the principles of historic preservation, and contemporary museum practices.
  • Experience with PastPerfect and/or Argus.
  • Proficient in computer programs such as the Office suite, basic graphic design programs, and collections management software.
  • Experience in training docents.

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This job posted by MERC from March 15 through June 15.

Graphic Designer

Princeton University Art Museum
Princeton, New Jersey, USA

Princeton University Art Museum, one of the nation’s preeminent cultural organizations in an academic setting, seeks a Graphic Designer who enjoys working collaboratively thrives on working on a wide range of projects in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment, has strong interpersonal skills, and is committed to excellence in all areas of graphic design. The Graphic Designer works as part of a team that includes fellow designers and editors as well as clients from other areas of the museum, including curators, exhibition staff, and members of the Education, Institutional Advancement, and IT departments. The Graphic Designer reports to the Associate Director for Publishing and Communications and also supervises a Graphic Arts Specialist.

The Graphic Designer will be part of the team that supports an active and varied exhibition program, dynamic collections galleries, and a variety of educational programs, activities, and events for a diverse audience that includes University students and faculty, members of the local community, public school students, and visitors to the region. The Museum’s offerings also encompass a vigorous publishing program that includes a quarterly magazine, annual report, scholarly journal, and exhibition catalogues.

The Graphic Designer’s tasks will include providing artistic direction and continuity as well as oversight for the Museum’s graphic design projects in print and electronic media. S/he will manage projects from concept to completion, working with Museum colleagues and vendors as needed, and communicating with clients to ensure that schedules are maintained and deadlines met.

Opportunities of the position
  • Work in encyclopedic art museum that values quality design and provides you with the resources necessary to produce it.
  • Collaborate with colleagues who are hard-working, knowledgeable, and passionate about their jobs.
  • Enjoy the cultural and intellectual offerings and strong benefits package that Princeton University provides.
  • Live and work in a historic and vibrant university community less than 1½ hours from New York and Philadelphia.
Job Duties
  • Provide art direction, oversight, and coordination of the Museum’s graphic design activities.
  • Provide consistency to the Museum’s visual identity across a wide range of print and electronic materials.
  • Work closely with a variety of clients in the Museum and with outside vendors.
  • Collaborate with colleagues in the Publishing and Communications department on a variety of graphic design projects.
  • Communicate and collaborate frequently with staff members from other departments—Collections and Exhibitions, Education, Institutional Advancement, Information and Technology, and the Museum Director—to understand the substantive, interpretive, and informational goals of exhibitions, publications, and other projects and to create appropriate designs for them.
  • Communicate with outside vendors to assure quality and maintain deadlines. Research new vendors when appropriate.
  • Manage many projects simultaneously from concept through completion, including exhibition graphics, educational and interpretive materials, the quarterly magazine, invitations and brochures, gallery didactics, promotional banners and signage, print and digital advertising, and web-based communications.
  • Establish and maintain systems for completing projects in a timely manner.
  • Plan, oversee, manage, and adhere to production schedules for design, production, printing, and fabrication.
  • Create and deliver graphic works; consult with clients to determine project needs; Develop a project plan, storyboard (when appropriate), and produce preliminary visual solutions.
  • Communicate regularly with clients regarding timetables and deadlines.
  • Supervise Graphic Arts Specialist.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Arts or a related field
  • Five to seven years of project management experience in graphic design—print, electronic, and environmental—preferably in a team-based environment in a museum or cultural setting
  • A commitment to excellence in all areas of graphic design
  • An exceptional eye for elegant and dynamic design
  • A passion for detail, including typography
  • Knowledge of design trends and best practices. The ability to innovate and take risks to produce designs that are current and timely.
  • A track record of compelling graphic design. Applicants may be asked to submit a design portfolio to demonstrate required skills and abilities.
  • Technical ability and the artistic sensibility to create designs that focus on works of art, making them the showpiece of the design
  • Ability to work in a complex institutional environment that is fast paced, deadline driven, and collaborative
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong ability to communicate and present designs effectively as well as to welcome feedback and incorporate requested changes as projects evolve
  • Ability to keep colleagues in the department and across the Museum updated on schedules, deadlines, project status
  • Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to work with a variety of people
  • Strong project management skills; ability to see projects through from design concept to end product
  • Mastery of Adobe Creative Suite, especially InDesign and Photoshop, using a Mac platform
  • Experience preparing specifications; identifying, selecting, and coordinating with printers, fabricators, and other outside vendors; production and on-press experience
For full job description and to apply, contact Applicants may be asked to submit a design portfolio.

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Princeton University requires all candidates to complete a background check successfully prior to the start of employment. The type and extent of background checks may vary depending on job requirements and/or functions.

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This job posted by MERC from March 14 through June 14.

Museum of History Director

El Paso History Museum
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. Review of resumes begins April 16, 2018. Email compelling cover letter, comprehensive resume, salary history, and six professional references to Confidential inquiries are welcomed to Robert Burg, Ralph Andersen & Associates, at (916) 630-4900. Detailed brochure available at

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This job posted by MERC from March 8 through June 8.