Exhibit Production Manager

Buffalo Bill Center of the West
Cody, Wyoming, USA


The Buffalo Bill Center of the West, in Cody, Wyoming, has an immediate opening for an Exhibit Production Manager.
This individual plans, directs and coordinates activities and staff who create exhibits for the five museums under one roof at the Center.  These museums are the Buffalo Bill Museum,  the Cody Firearms Museum, the Draper Natural History Museum, the Plains Indians Museum and the Whitney Western Art Museum. The Exhibit Production Manager monitors and maintains exhibited objects and exhibit features.

Required qualifications are:
Bachelor’s degree or higher from accredited college or university in Exhibition Design, Museum Studies, Studio Art, Art History, or a related field.
Two years of experience in planning and installing museum exhibits

Preferred qualifications are:
Two years of supervisory and project management experience

The Center offers an excellent benefit package and competitive wages.

A detailed job description is available at:  https://centerofthewest.org/about-us/employment/.

To apply, send a resume, cover letter, list of references and salary history and/or requirements to employment@centerofthewest.org.  Equal Opportunity Employer.
The closing date is April 1, 2018.

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This job posted by MERC from February 22 through April 1.



Outreach Specialist (Limited Term)

University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, Indiana, USA


The University of Notre Dame (http://ND.jobs) is accepting applications for a Outreach Specialist (Limited Term).

Applications will be accepted until 3/5/2018.

The Snite Museum of Art and the Hesburgh Libraries of Notre Dame seek a knowledgeable and collaborative Outreach Specialist for an approximately three-year position to end July 2021, generously funded by the Mellon Foundation. The individual in this role will serve as a coordinator, communicator, and facilitator for the development of tools to unite specialized digital collections from the Snite Museum of Art and the Hesburgh Libraries.

The Museum and Libraries will create a web-based digital image and text database describing artworks within the Museum's and Libraries' permanent collections. While it will be accessible to scholars worldwide, the database is most desired because it is essential to continuing and enhancing Notre Dame faculty and student engagement with the collections. At the culmination of the project, curators, librarians, and Notre Dame faculty and students, as well as external audiences, will be able to view, study, and share the University's cultural resources through a set of shared tools. The outreach specialist will facilitate the creation of several demonstration exhibitions organized to support specific Notre Dame classes and featuring cultural resources that have been identified through the database.

Reporting to the Museum director, this individual will work with the Museum and Libraries team assembled to create the database. They will also work closely with diverse campus stakeholders, including faculty, staff, and students, to form and communicate the product vision by gathering use cases and requirements, negotiate priorities for feature enhancements, and determine which development activities contribute the most strategic value. They will be expected to understand and address the potential use of the newly developed tools in the classroom, within course curricula, and as part of scholarly research.

This individual is expected to participate in all regular planning and progress review sessions, and has authority to accept or reject completed work by development staff. They will also be tasked with designing and executing training sessions on the completed product for campus and community stakeholders including Hesburgh Libraries and Snite Museum of Art staff.

Some specific responsibilities include:
  • Engage with campus and community stakeholders to identify and prioritize feature sets for an integrated library and museum preservation and exhibition platform;
  • Work with dedicated software engineer to represent end-user needs in development of a new platform;
  • Collaborate on prototyping and testing the platform at all stages;
  • Develop sample curricula and research demonstrations to facilitate product adoption. This will include organizing demonstration exhibitions featuring artworks and artifacts from the collections of the Snite Museum of Art and the Hesburgh Libraries;
  • Train Snite Museum staff, faculty, and students in the use of web-based digital image database.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree or Bachelor’s degree in art history, museum studies, library science, or information science
  • Experience working directly with faculty and college students to connect researchers with museum or library resources; familiarity with collection databases, image delivery systems, and metadata
  • Effective communication skills including oral, written, and presentation capabilities
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with HCI (Human Computer Interaction) or UX (User Experience) would add value
ABOUT NOTRE DAME:
The University of Notre Dame, founded in 1842 by Rev. Edward F. Sorin, C.S.C., of the Congregation of Holy Cross, is an independent, national Catholic university located in Notre Dame, Ind. For the fifth consecutive year, the University of Notre Dame has received Honor Roll distinctions as one of the top 10 higher education workplaces in the country in the Chronicle of Higher Education's annual "Great Colleges to Work For" survey...and we are proud of it!

The University of Notre Dame seeks to attract, develop, and retain the highest quality faculty, staff and administration. The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace. We strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates and others that will enhance our community. Moreover, Notre Dame prohibits discrimination against veterans or disabled qualified individuals, and requires affirmative action by covered contractors to employ and advance veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities in compliance with 41 CFR 60-741.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-300.5(a).

APPLICATION PROCESS:
Please apply online at http://ND.jobs to Job # http://apptrkr.com/1170307. For additional information about working at the University of Notre Dame and various benefits available to employees, please visit http://hr.nd.edu/why-nd. The University of Notre Dame supports the needs of dual career couples and has a Dual Career Assistance Program in place to assist relocating spouses and significant others with their job search.

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This job posted by MERC from February 21 through March 5.



Executive Director

Mass Humanities
Northampton, Massachusetts, USA


Mass Humanities is seeking an Executive Director to spearhead public humanities engagement with educational, cultural, government, business, and nonprofit leaders throughout the Commonwealth.  The ideal candidate will be a passionate advocate for the humanities and their relevance to contemporary life, a highly persuasive public communicator, and a proven leader and organizational manager.

Mass Humanities uses history, literature, philosophy, and other humanities disciplines to enhance civic life and enrich public discourse across Massachusetts. Established in 1974 as the state-based affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), Mass Humanities is an independent programming and grant-making organization that receives support from NEH, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, and private sources.

Mass Humanities:
  • Advocates for the public humanities, for humanities institutions, and for the incorporation of humanities values in the public square;
  • Serves as a funder, facilitator and catalyst for projects that bring the humanities to life especially in underserved communities;
  • Encourages collaboration between humanities institutions and other organizations (hospitals, social service agencies, prisons, libraries, businesses, schools, etc.);
  • Uses the media to increase awareness of the humanities and to encourage civic discourse;
  • Informs those who make and implement public policy in Massachusetts; and
  • Expands the power and pleasure of the humanities by engaging larger and more diverse audiences that cross social, cultural, and economic divides.
In these days of global transition, the humanities are often undervalued yet increasingly vital to resolving our common predicaments and strengthening discourse among diverse communities. At the same time, the means by which the public engages with the humanities is dramatically changing. Mass Humanities seeks an Executive Director who embraces these challenges, can build on its solid and award-winning history, and will lead the organization and represent its values confidently into the future.

Mass Humanities (formally known as the Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities and Public Policy Inc.) is governed by a volunteer board of 25 directors, including six Governor-appointees, who reflect the social and geographic diversity of Massachusetts. There is a staff of 10 highly skilled individuals and an annual budget of approximately $2 million. For more information, please visit our website: www.masshumanities.org.

The Position

As the chief executive, the Executive Director is delegated the authority by the board to lead Mass Humanities in the following key areas:

Vision, mission and strategies
  • Works closely with the Board in the development of the strategic vision and mission; and
  • Works with staff to translate strategic planning into realistic goals and actions.
External relations
  • Maintains productive relationships with federal, state, and private entities;
  • Advocates and communicates to advance Mass Humanities’ mission with public, educational and cultural institutions, public officials, and leadership of the for-profit and nonprofit sectors; and
  • Creates and maintains innovative partnerships.
Fundraising
  • Assumes a leadership role in diversifying funding sources and raising funds from federal, state and private sources, including personally “making asks;” and
  • Works with Board and staff to meet Mass Humanities’ fundraising needs.
Management and Operations
  • Hires and evaluates qualified staff and models effective performance;
  • Builds morale among staff and volunteers;
  • Has a clear understanding of current and future financial resources needed to realize the mission;
  • Submits an annual plan, budget, financial reports and audit for Board review and approval; and
  • Oversees day-to-day operations and ensures that appropriate systems are in place, including accounting, risk management, human resources, legal requirements and technology.
Program
  • Works with staff to create and support meaningful public humanities-based programming;
  • Maintains substantive knowledge of Mass Humanities’ programs and services;
  • Sets high standards of quality and ensures the efficiency and effectiveness of programs; and
  • Recommends new programs and modifications to existing programming to the Board.
Board relations
  • Understands the role of the Board and its leadership expectations of the Executive Director;
  • Updates the Board on all material developments concerning Mass Humanities; and
  • Effectively partners with the Board to develop appropriate policies and to recruit Board candidates.
Experience and Attributes Desired
  • Demonstrated passion and vision for public humanities;
  • Knowledge of and insight into the current direction of humanities scholarship;
  • Ability to creatively engage current issues;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills including experience as a public spokesperson;
  • Cultivation of partnerships and collaborations with constituencies;
  • Proven track record in grant making as well as in fundraising;
  • Experience creating, financing, managing and evaluating core programs to reach broad audiences;
  • Demonstrated effective staff management and organizational leadership;
  • Inspiring leadership style;
  • Entrepreneurial bent, with the ability to think strategically and analytically; and
  • Experience working effectively with a volunteer board of directors.
To apply in confidence: Please email cover letter and resume to Susan Egmont at Egmont Associates, segmont@egmontassociates.com.

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This job posted by MERC from February 16 through May 16.



Collections Database Coordinator (Limited Term)

University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, Indiana, USA


The University of Notre Dame (http://ND.jobs) is accepting applications for a Collections Database Coordinator (Limited Term).

Applications will be accepted until 3/13/2018.

Working with the Snite Museum of Art registrar, this individual will oversee upgrades to the Museum's collection database: create a data entry manual and style guide, establish workflows, create institutional standards, select controlled vocabulary, identify rules for formatting values, identify data standards, and identify search terms. The Snite Museum's EmbARK Gallery Systems collection database has missing, incomplete, and inaccurate records. When the database was first created, data entry personnel keyed information from historic index-card records. As such, errors and omissions were transferred to the database. Records need to be standardized and they need to include “key word” subject metadata to assist searches before the database is made available to University and international audiences. This work will be undertaken as part of the University's desire to create a web-based digital image and text database describing artworks within the Museum's and Hesburgh Libraries' permanent collections. While it will be accessible to scholars worldwide, the database is most desired because it is essential to continuing and enhancing Notre Dame faculty and student engagement with the collection. At present, when faculty and students desire information on the 95% of the Museum collection that is in storage, they must consult with Museum directors, curators, and curators of education.

Some specific duties include:

Upgrade collection database by creating a data entry manual and style guide; establish workflows, create institutional standards, select controlled vocabulary, identify rules for formatting values, identify data standards, identify search terms

Undertake data entry and supervise data entry by other Snite Museum staff members and by outside consultant(s)

Manage collections database (EmbARK by Gallery Systems, which might be upgraded to TMS by Gallery Systems) including administration of user accounts, training, user support, access and authorities, and customization in consultation with Gallery Systems personnel

Assist integration of collection database and image archive necessary to create a web-based digital image and text database (with Hesburgh Libraries)

This is a 2-3 year limited term position.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree, information science, library science, museum studies, or related field
  • Minimum three to five years professional experience in database administration, information science, digital preservation, or related fields
  • Knowledge of art history
  • Expertise with spreadsheets (preferably Excel)
  • Experience with EmbARK or TMS art museum database
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree preferred
  • Knowledge of SQL language is desired
ABOUT NOTRE DAME:
The University of Notre Dame, founded in 1842 by Rev. Edward F. Sorin, C.S.C., of the Congregation of Holy Cross, is an independent, national Catholic university located in Notre Dame, Ind. For the fifth consecutive year, the University of Notre Dame has received Honor Roll distinctions as one of the top 10 higher education workplaces in the country in the Chronicle of Higher Education's annual "Great Colleges to Work For" survey...and we are proud of it!

The University of Notre Dame seeks to attract, develop, and retain the highest quality faculty, staff and administration. The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace. We strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates and others that will enhance our community. Moreover, Notre Dame prohibits discrimination against veterans or disabled qualified individuals, and requires affirmative action by covered contractors to employ and advance veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities in compliance with 41 CFR 60-741.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-300.5(a).

APPLICATION PROCESS:
Please apply online at http://ND.jobs to Job # http://apptrkr.com/1169727. For additional information about working at the University of Notre Dame and various benefits available to employees, please visit http://hr.nd.edu/why-nd. The University of Notre Dame supports the needs of dual career couples and has a Dual Career Assistance Program in place to assist relocating spouses and significant others with their job search.

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This job posted by MERC from February 16 through March 13.

Distance Learning Specialist

The National WWII Museum
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA


The National WWII Museum is seeking a creative and energetic candidate to coordinate and implement the Museum’s signature distance learning initiatives. Reporting to the Distance Learning Manager, the Distance Learning Specialist will design a variety of highly interactive, engaging, and meaningful virtual programs that are national in scope to reach school and lifelong learning audiences. This includes point-to-point programs, such as Virtual Field Trips, to large national webcasts for thousands of viewers or participants. The ideal candidate exhibits proficiency in facilitating learning experiences, using educational technology, and a commitment to expanding the reach and impact of the Museum.

The Distance Learning Specialist will have an important role in the forthcoming Hall of Democracy, a three-story complex which will house the WWII Media and Education Center, the Institute for the Study of War and Democracy, a library, and dedicated special exhibitions hall. The Hall of Democracy will break ground in the spring of 2018 and is scheduled for completion in the summer of 2019.

Qualifications:

A bachelor’s degree (required) or master’s (preferred) with an emphasis on educational technology, formal or informal education, museum studies, instructional design, history, or a related field.

Ease in using, learning, and testing latest educational technologies is a must. Proficiency with distance-learning tools a plus. Ease in being on camera and filmed is also a plus.

Ability to design interactive and engaging programming and match to appropriate delivery mode or technology.

Three years of direct instruction in a formal or informal setting is preferred. A teaching certification is preferred, but not required.

Knowledgeable understanding of World War II preferred, but not required.

Strong organizational skills, including managing complex scheduling and project timelines.

The ability to work collaboratively with a diverse set of stakeholders and partners.

Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.

Apply now: https://www.nationalww2museum.org/employment/application-form

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

Director of Children, Youth & Family Programs

Queens Library
Jamaica, New York, USA


DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Director of Children, Youth & Family Programs is responsible for conceiving, developing, implementing, managing, leading, and improving library system-wide programs and special services dedicated to customers ages 0-21. Analyzes community information to determine best resource allocation based on demographic data and community needs. Identifies and builds in evaluation methods designed to measure performance and attain objectives.

Portfolio will include managing and coordinating the day to day operations of Early Learning, Children’s Services, Teen and Afterschool Services. Motivates, coaches, and mentors staff, including librarians, to deliver the best customer experience for youth and families in order to fulfill the mission of the Queens Library.
  • Serves as the Library’s liaison to children and youth-serving agencies and community based organizations. Develops partnerships and funding opportunities to meet the needs of Library customers and the Queens community. Encourages Library participation in public policy initiatives related to youth and families. Supervises and coordinates managers and resources within the department, and successfully directs all activities with other departments, to ensure effective delivery of quality programs and special services.
  • Develops and manages multi-million dollar budgets from various funding sources; allocates resources in the most cost-effective manner to ensure maximum return on investment and to achieve quality customer service.
  • Communicates and coordinates all activities with other departments as a member of the senior management team to achieve organizational goals.
  • Conceives, develops, implements, leads, and improves children and youth programming and special services system-wide, including internal and external stakeholder development and coordination, and building in evaluative tools to meet organizational strategic goals.
  • Develops and builds external partnerships with government agencies and community-based organizations that effectively support achieving organizational goals for the delivery of innovative, customer-focused, educational programs and services.
  • Based on programmatic needs and priorities, assists with and secures grant funding to support the delivery and expansion of programs and special services.
  • Ensures compliance with all requirements for private and government grants secured.
  • Manages and evaluates staff through regular performance reviews, coaching, mentoring, and support.
  • Encourages the continuous professional development of staff and conducts regularly scheduled performance management plans.
  • Performs other duties as required.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Bachelor’s Degree required. Bachelor’s Degree in Education or Museum Studies, or Master’s Degree in Education, Curriculum Development, ALA accredited Master’s in Library Science, or related field preferred.
  • Five years of managerial experience with programs serving children and/or youth populations required.
  • Proficient knowledge of youth development and experience designing and implementing new programming a plus.
  • Knowledge of public and private grants development and management is required.
  • Significant experience in planning, administration, and supervision required.
  • Knowledge of program evaluation methods and processes required.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to work as part of a highly-collaborative team within the organization and build positive rapport required.
  • Ability to plan, organize work as well as maintain records, analyze data and prepare reports required.
  • Ability to work independently with little supervision required.
  • Ability to maintain confidential information required.
  • Ability to develop short and long-term plans and goals and to evaluate work accomplishments required.
  • Must be self-motivated and able to work efficiently and effectively in a fast paced environment.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Advanced computer proficiency, including MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint) and demonstrated experience with client data collection software packages, local area networks, and the Internet required.
  • Demonstrated experience marketing social services programs through printed outreach, door to door solicitation, stakeholder development, and community events required.
ABOUT QUEENS LIBRARY:
Queens Library is a national and international leader in the delivery of public library service. Innovation and leadership are the hall marks of Queens Library. Our mission is to meet the needs of the community by offering lifelong learning opportunities and ensuring there is a positive impact in the community. Queens Library fulfills its goals by embracing innovation and change. With a history of offering pioneering programs that meet the diverse needs of the most diverse county in the US, Queens Library is a place where innovation and leaders are welcomed. Queens Library is a private non-profit corporation located in Queens, New York and includes 65 service locations with 1,700 employees.

Queens Library is the proud recipient of the following awards: 2009 Library Journal, Library of the Year, 2014 ALA/Information Today, Library of the Future, 2013 ULC Top Innovators, 2013 American-Architect's Building of the Year (Queens Library at Glen Oaks).

To Apply: Please send your resume and cover letter to QLcareers@queenslibrary.org and reference “Director of Children, Youth & Family Programs – EXTERNAL” in the subject line. Resumes will only be accepted by email.

The Queens Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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

Curator of Maritime History

Calvert Marine Museum
Solomon's, Maryland, USA

Job Title:      Curator of Maritime History - Marine Museum 
Closing Date/Time:      Wed. 12/28/18 11:59 PM Eastern Time 
Salary: $60,000 - $74,000 Annually
Job Type:       Merit Full Time
Location:       Solomons, 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.

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

Experience:
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.

FLSA Status:
Exempt

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:
http://www.co.cal.md.us/employment

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This job posted by MERC from February 5 through May 5.

Director of Development

Nantucket Historical Association
Nantucket, Massachusetts, USA


The Nantucket Historical Association (NHA) seeks an entrepreneurial Director of Development to maintain and grow support from private and public sources, ensure the stewardship of donors, and actively build and manage a growing department. The ideal candidate will have excellent interpersonal and communications skills as well as strong computer and database skills, meticulous attention to detail, highly developed management abilities; proven track record in identifying and cultivating high-level individuals for major gifts; creative ideas for corporate partnerships, individual memberships, and events; and knowledge of planned giving. The Director of Development will report to the Executive Director and be a key member of the NHA’s Senior Management Team. Candidates with management experience in sales, marketing, and relationship management in a business environment are encouraged to apply. Knowledge of the Nantucket community is preferred. The Association offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits program. Cover letter should be submitted with a resume to Rebecca Miller, Nantucket Historical Association, PO Box 1016, Nantucket, MA 02554 or rmiller@nha.org.

The Nantucket Historical Association is an equal opportunity employer.

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This job posted by MERC from January 30 through February 28.

Exhibits Designer - Museum

City of Farmington Museum
Farmington, New Mexico, USA


JOB OPENING
CITY OF FARMINGTON
JOB POSITION #142: EXHIBITS DESIGNER- MUSEUM
NUMBER OF VACANCIES: 1
DEPARTMENT: Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs
WORK LOCATION: Farmington Museum
HIRING RANGE: $18.1529 - $22.2987/Hour
PAY GRADE: J
DAYS WORKED: Varied
HOURS WORKED: Varied
TYPE OF POSITION: Regular, Full-Time
APPLICATIONS WILL BE RECEIVED UNTIL: Until Filled

JOB DUTIES

Resumes submitted without a City of Farmington application will not be considered in our job selection process.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
Works under the administrative guidance and direction of the Museum Director.

Responsible for the conceptual design, construction, installation and maintenance of all permanent, temporary and traveling exhibits for the museum system.

Using excellent customer service skills, establishes and maintains effective working relationships with other employees, officials, and all members of the general public.

Works as member of the exhibit development team in the long range planning of exhibits, content and concepts for museum system.

Oversees daily maintenance and operation of exhibits.

Fabricates exhibit components or oversees fabrication work with outside designers and fabricators as assigned to insure a quality product; coordinates with other city departments including parks and recreation and building maintenance for fabrication work.

Coordinates and schedules project tasks that must be performed by other divisions within the city and subcontractors outside the city.

Assists with and designs all visual aspects in museum system including but not limited to: exhibits, river interpretive signage, directional/informational signage, store merchandise, displays, marketing/ advertising displays, visitor information booth, etc.

Maintains a complete inventory of all department tools, exhibits and equipment; oversees exhibit shops and maintains exhibit furniture and cases.

Purchases and maintains exhibit supplies and materials.

Assists with the repair of office equipment, furnishings, fabrication, materials and general maintenance of museum facilities.

Assists in all areas of museum operations at any of the museum facilities. Participates in special events and openings, programs and receptions, etc.

Assists with the development of grant proposals and other revenue generating projects.

Communicates with purchasing staff in obtaining quotes and/or bids for materials and services needed to complete assigned projects.

Ensures that projects remain within allotted time frames and projected budget schedules and reports any deviation of this schedule.

Works as an administrative staff member to assist with various museum/city wide special events such as Riverfest, Freedom Days, Totah Festival, etc.

Required to perform shift work in a rotation of days and evenings, including weekends and holidays.

Operates a motor vehicle to assist in carrying out the business of the department and the City.

Attendance at work is an essential function of this position.

NON-ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

QUALIFICATIONS

This position is subject to the City's Drug and Alcohol Free Workplace Program. This includes: pre-employment testing, post-accident testing, reasonable suspicion testing, return-to-duty testing, and follow-up testing.

Requires a Bachelor's degree in design or museum studies or other relevant field of study and a minimum of three years experience working in a museum with a background in designing, fabricating, installing and managing, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Valid New Mexico driver's license with acceptable driving record for the past three years.

Ability to organize, direct, and manage activities and projects, work independently and demonstrate good judgement.

Ability to communicate effectively verbally, in writing, and electronically. Ability to understand and carry out written and verbal instructions.

Knowledge of drafting practices, project management skills, and exhibit fabrication standards and resources. Ability to identify and resolve problems. Must possess an understanding of the application of the American=s with Disabilities Act. Ability to transfer ideas into blueprints.

Ability to work with hand and power tools safely.

Knowledge of computer hardware and software in communications, design and fabrication, and exhibit components.

Ability to interact effectively with a variety of personnel at different levels of responsibility.

Ability and initiative to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, volunteers, supervisors, other City personnel and the public.

Ability to work a varied schedule including weekends, evenings and holidays

TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED:

Motorized vehicles and equipment including trucks, utility truck, saws, compressors, sanders, generators, common hand and power tools, shovels, wrenches, radio, phone, computer, lifts, etc.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The employee is required to perform shift work in a rotation of days and evenings including weekends and holidays.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hand to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; employee is occasionally required to smell.

The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Duties are performed in a combination of museum, retail and shop environments both inside and outside in weather conditions. Facilities may expose employee to high noise, heat, cold, electrical exposure, sharp instruments, moving mechanical parts, vibrations, temperature changes, unpredictable ventilation, dust and other airborne particles, paint and other fumes, toxic or caustic chemicals, and physical obstacles. The employee occasionally works in high, precarious places.

The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

To Apply:   http://www.cofjobs.com

WE ARE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER, M/F/D/V.

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

Summer Internship Program

Saint Louis Art Museum
St. Louis, Missouri, USA


The Saint Louis Art Museum is a mid-sized art museum with collections covering a wide span of cultures and a broad scope of historical periods. Curatorial departments include: The Arts of Africa, Oceania and the Americas; American; Asian; Decorative Arts & Design; European Art to 1800 and Ancient; Modern and Contemporary; Prints, Drawings & Photographs. The Engagement and Interpretation department works with all curatorial departments to refine gallery text and design and implement a wide range of visitor engagement activities. The Registration department is responsible for documenting and managing the Museum’s collection and its records, helping to make collection information accessible to staff and the public.

Internships: The Saint Louis Art Museum offers 12 unpaid summer internships working with curators, registratrars, 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 include collections cataloguing in African art; researching and cataloguing the permanent collection of photography; researching the collection of Contemporaray art; research for upcoming Currents and New Media Series exhibitions; permanenet collection research, cataloguing, and exhibition research in American art; research and planning projects regarding two upcoming exhibitions of 20th century works in our Prints, Drawings and Photographs collection (one focusing primarly on African American artists); assisting with Decorative arts gallery reinstallation; researching 1930s decorative arts and design; helping prepare the catalogue for an international loan exhibition on late renaissance and baroque art; and researching medieval and renaissance textiles and tapestries. Registration work includes helping to index the subject/content of works in the Museum’s collection by tagging keyword terms on object records. Engagement and Interpretation Department projects include reviewing interpretive gallery text to ensure accessibility and engagement, assisting with printed and digital interpretive projects for upcoming exhibitions, and cataloging docent tour touch materials.

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. Sample must include citations and bibliography.
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 4 and July 27, 2018. Attendance is mandatory for the orientation program on June 4th.

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

Summer 2018 application deadline: March 1, 2018
Applicants notified by: March 31
Program dates: June 4, 2018-July 27, 2018
Please apply online at: http://www.slam.org/AboutUs/employment.php

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This job posted by MERC from January 22 through March 1.

Guest Relations Representative

Frank Lloyd Wright Trust
Chicago and Oak Park, Illinois, USA

Updated: May 2017

Supervisor’s Title: HS Daily Operations Manager or RH Daily Operations Manager
Employees Supervised: None
Classification: Seasonal/part-time (April-October) Hourly
Location: Chicago, IL and Oak Park, IL

WORK SUMMARY:
Implement successful delivery of daily guest experiences and activities including but not limited to tours, programs, events, administrative support, shop and retail support, special use of sites and facility rentals at the Home and Studio, Unity Temple, the Rookery and Robie House. Travel to four Home and Studio and Unity Temple in Oak Park, Rookery in downtown Chicago, and Robie House in Hyde Park 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:
  1. 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.
  2. Assist in the preparation of the sites for delivery of guest experiences
  3. Participate in and complete the interpreter training program(s), successfully learning to lead tours.
  4. Manage daily audio tour logistics.
  5. Assist with and support museum shop retail operations as assigned.
  6. As a team member of the Guest Relations Department provide organizational support and back up as coordinated by supervisor.
  7. Provide administrative assistance to Daily Operations Manager at Home and Studio site.
  8. Assist other departments and perform other duties as assigned.
  9. Ensure customer service and safety goals in order to contribute to organizational objectives.
  10. 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. Experience with cash handling a plus.

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.

TO APPLY:
apply@rcn.com

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This job posted by MERC from January 16 through April 17.

Executive Director

Harriet Beecher Stowe Center
Hartford, Connecticut, USA


Following the retirement of a well-respected long-term Executive Director, the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center seeks a new leader who will build upon the organization’s recognized assets to increasingly connect the Center’s mission with contemporary issues. The Stowe Center Executive Director is a flagship position in the cultural landscape of Connecticut and throughout the country.

The Harriet Beecher Stowe Center is a nonprofit museum, program center and research library in Hartford, Connecticut with an active and innovative program schedule and new house tour experience. Stowe’s 1871 home is a National Historic Landmark and the Stowe Center is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. The Center’s mission is to preserve and interpret the home of Harriet Beecher Stowe and related historic collections, promote vibrant discussion of Stowe’s life and work, and inspire commitment to social justice and positive change.

Leadership Transition and Opportunities
The new director will have the opportunity to provide a fresh perspective to the organization as the Stowe Center’s primary representative. The Executive Director will serve as the chief fundraiser, spokesperson, and advocate of the Stowe Center, and be a visible and involved member of the Greater Hartford and Connecticut communities, as well as with select regional and national cultural opportunities.

Additional functions of the Executive Director include:
- Revisit, refine and implement the organization’s strategic plan and vision
- Leverage the Stowe Center’s assets, reputation, and experienced and talented staff
- Galvanize community and alliance partnerships
- Implement a staff development program
- Drive fundraising efforts
- Maintain and develop a strong relationship with the board

Minimum Qualifications
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Ability to maintain/encourage open communications with staff, the board, volunteers and the community.
- A level of education appropriate to the position, such as an advanced degree in history, literature of the United States, American Studies, or other relevant field.

Personal Characteristics and Leadership Attributes
- Effective listener; excellent communicator; open-minded; flexible
- Relationship/coalition builder; approachable; fair; passionate
- Strongly committed to equity, diversity and inclusion
- Self-confident, diplomatic; honest; sense of humor
- Well-organized, results-driven and inspiring; maturity, judgment
- Enthusiastic, focused, driven; visionary; managerial savvy

Submission of Candidacy
This search is being conducted by the Consulting and Executive Transitions team at TSNE MissionWorks with Transition Consultant Michael Negrón. All submissions are confidential. For the complete position profile and submission guidelines, please visit: http://www.tsne.org/executive-director-harriet-beecher-stowe-center

The Harriet Beecher Stowe Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We will seek, and welcome, a diverse pool of candidates.

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This job posted by MERC from January 7 through April 8.

Romare Bearden Graduate Museum Fellowship

Saint Louis Art Museum
St. Louis, Missouri, USA


The Romare Bearden Graduate Museum Fellowship is a 12-month museum fellowship that seeks outstanding candidates from backgrounds historically underrepresented in professional positions at art museums and who are more representative of the growing diversity of the American people. The cross-departmental position gives beginning professionals opportunities to work with various departments including possible assignments in research, public programming, interpretive materials development, marketing, curatorial and audience development. Specific assignments are tailored to the Museum’s needs and the Fellow’s skills and interests.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Eligible candidates must have completed at least one year of graduate school by June 2018 in art history, art education, museum studies, or related fields. Applicant must have good written and verbal communication skills, be able to work independently and manage multiple assignments.

The Romare Bearden Fellow receives $35,508 annual salary, full time benefits package along with moving and educational travel allowances.

Candidates must complete the on-line application at www.slam.org, upload a cover letter explaining your interest in the fellowship, a resume, a writing sample in a humanities area not to exceed 1500 words, contact information for three references (academic and professional), and undergraduate and graduate transcripts (copies are acceptable).

Only complete applications will be reviewed.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:
March 23, 2018


EMPLOYMENT DATE:
July 16, 2018 – July 26, 2019

Submission Questions:
Saint Louis Art Museum
Attn: Human Resources
One Fine Arts Drive, Forest Park
St. Louis, MO 63110-1380
(314) 655-5294

Fellowship Questions:
Renee Franklin at renee.franklin@slam.org; (314) 655-5437

SAINT LOUIS ART MUSEUM IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

All successful candidates for this position will be required to submit to a criminal background check and drug test

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This job posted by MERC from January 7 through March 23.

TRHF Collections Assistant #4575

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


Primary Duty: Under basic supervision, assists in the management of the artifact and library collections and legal documentation, registration/cataloging associated with the collections of the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum (TRHFM) collection.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge and skills. Factors such as regular attendance at the job are not routinely listed in job descriptions, but are an essential function. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Assists in the preservation and care of TRHFM collections (including: artifact, library and archival collections); assist in development and design and maintenance of museum exhibits; assists with special events, educational programs and presentations of TRHFM topics.
  • Assists in the maintenance of all legal documentation for gifts and loans; documents and photographs incoming artifacts/archival collections; updates computer database entries; works in conjunction with supervisor to secure, preserve and conserve the Museum’s collection.
  • Supports the relationship between the City of Waco and the general public by demonstrating courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with citizens, visitors and City staff; maintains confidentiality of work-related issues and City information; performs other duties as required or assigned.
To see more information and apply, please visit http://www.waco-texas.com/cms/jobs/viewjob.aspx?id=13279

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This job posted by MERC from January 4 through April 5.