Romare Bearden Graduate Museum Fellowship

Saint Louis Art Museum
Saint Louis, Missouri, USA


Summary: The Romare Bearden Graduate Museum Fellowship is a 12-month museum paid 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 2020 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.

Additional Details:

Application Deadline: March 20, 2020

The Romare Bearden Fellow receives $37,153 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). Note: All documents must be uploaded in a single .pdf or word document.

https://www.slam.org/careers-opportunities/open-positions/

Only complete applications will be reviewed.

Employment date: July 20, 2020 – July 31, 2021

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

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This job posted by MERC from January 21 through March 20.



Chief Program Officer

Wisconsin Historical Society
Madison, Wisconsin, USA


The Wisconsin Historical Society, founded in 1846, ranks as one of the largest, most active and most diversified state historical societies in the nation. As both a state agency and a private membership organization, its mission is to help people connect to the past by collecting, preserving and sharing stories.

The Wisconsin Historical Society is seeking to fill an exciting new senior leadership position. The innovative and dynamic new Chief Program Officer (CPO) will join the senior leadership team and help unite all programmatic areas within a comprehensive, holistic and synergistic vision of the Society.

The CPO will oversee the Society’s extensive programmatic channels throughout the State including 12 historic sites and museums, publications, outreach services, education and digital services, and experience design. The CPO will lead the development and delivery of dynamic and diverse experiences for existing and new audiences at one of the premier historical organizations in the United States. In addition, initial priorities will include advancing the Society’s plans for a new state history museum in downtown Madison.

Applicants should have at least five years of senior leadership experience in a complex organization with a proven track record of success. Qualified candidates will have demonstrated knowledge of best practices and benchmarks in the public experience and attractions field, as well as demonstrated knowledge of museum operations or museum theory and practices. Candidates should be skilled in the principles of experience development for a variety of audiences; marketing and public relations project management; exhibition development; and public presentation. The ability to envision and implement new strategic goals is key. Other minimum qualifications include the following:
  • Knowledge of history-based programming.
  • Knowledge of general design and construction practices.
  • Ability to travel independently within Wisconsin, the Midwest and nationally.
  • Able to legally operate a motor vehicle from the Wisconsin Department of Administration State Fleet in the State of Wisconsin.
  • A bachelor’s degree in a related field is required; a master’s degree is strongly recommended.
To apply, please send a current resume and letter of introduction to Kittleman & Associates, LLC to http://ww2.kittlemansearch.com/Jobs.

For more information about the Wisconsin Historical Society, please visit www.wisconsinhistory.org. The Wisconsin Historical Society is an equal opportunity employer.

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This job posted by MERC from January 3 through April 3.



Director of Philanthropy

Drayton Hall Preservation Trust
Charleston, South Carolina, USA


For more than 250 years, Drayton Hall has stood witness to the evolution of American. Among the best and most complete examples of Southern colonial life open to the public today, the property holds a vital educational responsibility. It is also an active archaeological site with an extensive museum collection of rare 18th- and 19th-century objects and artifacts. Drayton Hall has been recognized by Architectural Digest’s “Most Iconic Building in Every State in America” list and called the “Best Place to see in South Carolina” by Condé Nast Traveler.

Drayton Hall Preservation Trust’s mission is to foster a deeper understanding of colonial America and the evolution of life in the South by discovering, researching, conserving, and interpreting the history, context, and culture of Drayton Hall and the people who lived and worked there.

The Drayton Hall Preservation Trust is a privately funded nonprofit organization responsible for the operation and administration of Drayton Hall, a National Trust for Historic Preservation site. In 2020, Drayton Hall will release a new strategic plan which will showcase the future growth potential of this iconic property.

The Director of Philanthropy is responsible for strengthening Drayton Hall through an active, comprehensive, and integrated fundraising program. Reporting to Drayton Hall’s President and CEO, the Director of Philanthropy will strategize, implement and direct fundraising activities, which include major gifts, annual giving, planned giving, membership and grant programs. All efforts are in support of the strategic plans of Drayton Hall Preservation Trust.

Position and Leadership Statement | Director of Philanthropy

The Director of Philanthropy is responsible for strengthening Drayton Hall through an active, comprehensive, and integrated fundraising program. Reporting to Drayton Hall’s President and CEO, the Director of Philanthropy will strategize, implement and direct fundraising activities, which include major gifts, annual giving, planned giving, membership and grant programs. All efforts are in support of the strategic plans of Drayton Hall Preservation Trust.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Contribute to the overall success of Drayton Hall in achieving its mission.
  • Be a team leader and tactfully lead, follow and/or support colleagues.
  • Lead the implementation of an integrated development strategy, inclusive of annual giving, a membership program, major gifts, planned giving, and foundation & corporate support, in consultation with President and CEO.
  • Meet or exceed Drayton Hall development goals while adhering to DHPT best practices and policies.
  • Play a key role in the implementation of the organizational strategic plan as it relates to philanthropy.
  • Help develop and manage a future capital campaign tied to Drayton Hall’s next strategic plan.
  • Steward previous capital campaign major donors for Drayton Hall's new facilities and associated programs.
  • Work with the Development Team to identify, cultivate, and solicit annual, major, and planned gifts from individuals.
  • Coordinate and oversee the development and management of grants from private and public sources.
  • Serve as a liaison with Drayton Hall Preservation Trust Board of Trustees, Development Committee, and major donors.
  • Directly oversee the Advancement Managers, whose primary focus is the management and maintenance of the Friends of Drayton Hall program, encouraging the transition of modest supporters into major donors.
  • Oversee the planning and execution of major fundraising events.
  • Write donor-related briefing materials, proposals, stewardship reports and correspondence for the President and CEO, members of the Board of Trustees, and others as appropriate.
  • As a senior staff member the Director of Philanthropy will be expected to work collaboratively with other senior staff and their teams.
  • Responsible for hosting Board of Trustees development events throughout the year to involve and engage the board in fundraising efforts.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Qualities and Qualifications
  • B.A. or B.S. required; advanced degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 10 years of proven performance in fundraising success in professional capacity with non-profit organizations required.
  • Proven oral, written, and organizational skills are critical, as are supervisory skills and ability to lead and be a team player.
  • Experience with capital campaigns is desirable, as is a genuine interest in museums, historic preservation, and education.
  • Advanced skills using Microsoft Office software, with proficiency in the use of Fundraising/Donor Management software – Altru preferred.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated willingness to learn.
  • Ability to prioritize and multitask in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to work both independently and as a member of a team.
  • Genuine passion, enthusiasm and belief in the mission of Drayton Hall Preservation Trust.
To Apply
Drayton Hall has retained Capital Development Services to assist with professional recruitment. Nominations, expressions of interest, and applications can be submitted via email to searchservices@capdev.com.

Candidates should include a cover letter, a resume, and a list of three references. All material will be confidential. Additional inquiries may be directed to Jen Tozier at Capital Development Services, 336-747-0133 x 208.

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This job posted by MERC from January 3 through April 3.