Exhibits Designer

City of Farmington
Farmington, New Mexico, USA


Please apply at www.cofjobs.com to be considered for this position.

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 or state of current residency.

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.

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This job posted by MERC from June 19 through July 17.



Museum Preparator III

Stanford University
Stanford, California, USA

Job Number: 75177

100% FTE

2 year fixed term

OVERVIEW:

The Cantor Arts Center is a vital and dynamic institution with a venerable history. Founded in 1891 with the university, the historic museum was expanded and renamed in 1999 for lead donors Iris and B. Gerald Cantor. The Cantor's encyclopedic collection spans 5,000 years, includes over 40,000 works of art and beckons visitors to travel around the world and through time: from Africa to the Americas to Asia, from classical to contemporary. With 24 galleries presenting selections from the collection and more than 20 special exhibitions each year, the Cantor serves Stanford's academic community, draws art lovers from the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond, and attracts campus visitors from around the world. Free admission, free tours, lectures, family activities, plus changing exhibitions make the Cantor one of the most well-attended university art museums in the country and an invaluable resource for teaching and research on campus.

JOB PURPOSE:

The Museum Preparator III is a senior, expert-level position, working under minimal direction of the Exhibitions Registrar/Head of Preparation who makes the general work assignments. Employees in this classification perform a larger variety of duties than those expected of the Preparator II level.

This position is covered by a collective bargaining unit.

The duties listed under the Core Duties section are designed to provide a representative sampling of key tasks and/or responsibilities associated with the job. They are not intended to be a complete list of all the duties performed by employees in the classification.

CORE DUTIES:

The Preparator III responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Serves as Lead Preparator and installation coordinator on the largest and most complex exhibitions and gallery reinstallations including active participation in the design, coordination, and implementation of exhibitions using a high level of organization, communication and time management skills.
  • Designs and fabricates custom mounts and exhibition furniture.
  • Works in galleries as part of the installation team for exhibitions and rotations including installation of digital media and multimedia and electronics (film, computer, audio video).
  • Performs gallery lighting design, with knowledge of LED lighting, re-lamping and exposure settings specific to object requirements.
  • Assists with producing and installing didactic materials, including wall labels, graphic panels, and cut vinyl signage.
  • Designs and fabricates custom storage housing for long-term storage at CAC.
  • Packs and transports art objects to and from lenders and donors.
  • Assists with receiving exhibition shipments and with the unpacking and repacking.
  • Helps maintain tools, equipment, shop spaces and art storage
  • May assist with framing and unframing works of art
  • Transmits instructions and specifications received from supervisor to workers; advise supervisor of work progress.
  • Explains tasks to workers; Inspects work for conformance with specifications. Guide and assist other Preparators as needed.
  • May solicit quotes, review estimates and select vendors.
  • Ensure that safety rules are followed.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Education and Experience:

B.A. degree preferred with a minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in a museum setting with a permanent collection.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Demonstrated proficiency of handling valuable works of art in a wide variety of media including but not limited to paintings, bronze, ceramic, glass, metals, mixed media, textiles, works on paper, contemporary art and new media.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in installation of exhibitions and layout and lighting design. Ability to move or assist in moving heavy objects and ability to operate genie lifts, forklifts, pallet jacks, etc.
  • Demonstrated experience with installation coordination of large, complex exhibitions and gallery reinstallations.
  • Demonstrated proficiency of practices and methods in mountmaking including earthquake mitigation and demonstrated ability to apply this knowledge with initiative and judgment, concern for detail, accuracy, and neat execution of work.
  • Demonstrated skills and knowledge of shop equipment and ability to effectively perform various skilled and semi-skilled tasks, including woodworking, brazing, use of adhesives and fasteners, construction methods, and use of stationary and portable power tools. Experience framing, sheetrocking, taping and painting walls.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of safe and archival storage materials and techniques for loaned and museum collection objects.
  • Demonstrated ability to install and troubleshoot a variety of digital media equipment (film, computer, audio, video).
  • Demonstrated ability to produce and install wall labels, graphic panels, and cut vinyl signage.
  • Demonstrated experience with gallery lighting, lighting design and ability to determine light exposure settings specific to the needs of an exhibition or to a given object.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with supervisor, designer, museum staff, students, volunteers
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Effective oral and written communication
  • Ability to accurately perform measurements and hang art to specifications.
  • Demonstrated ability in the design and fabrication of custom storage housing and knowledge of archival-quality materials.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of safe and proper handling methods.
  • Demonstrated experience with shop equipment and ability to perform various skilled tasks including wood, metal and plastic working, brazing, use of adhesives and fasteners, construction methods, and use of stationary and portable power tools.
  • Demonstrated high level of design and implementation of a variety of mount and display solutions. Knowledge of practices and methods in mount making including earthquake mitigation and various materials safe for use with art objects such as wood, paper, fabrics, plastics, metals, mechanical, paints and adhesives.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with supervisor, designer, faculty, staff, students, volunteers, and general public.
  • Demonstrated problem solving ability.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively work independently.
  • High level of organization, communication and time management skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively coordinate large and complex installations, solving the most difficult challenges.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with design and database programs
  • Demonstrated ability to learn and apply the University's commitment to a respectful workplace including, but not limited to, Affirmative Action, diversity and a workplace free of sexual harassment as it applies to their work group.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
  • Must possess and maintain a valid California Class C Non-commercial Driver's License and drive night and day.
  • Constantly stand/walk, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.
  • Occasionally sit, climb (ladders, scaffolds, or other), reach/work above shoulders, twist/bend/stoop/squat, light/fine grasping (files, tools), grasp forcefully, perform desk-based computer tasks, use a telephone, sort/file paperwork or parts, scrub/sweep/mop/mix, operate foot and/or hand controls, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh 11 to 40 pounds.
  • Rarely kneel/crawl.
  • Ability to move or assist in moving heavy objects (must be able to lift 50 lbs).
  • Ability to operate scissor lift, pump lift cart and pallet jack.
WORKING CONDITIONS:
  • May be required to work overtime, evenings and weekends, including holidays.
  • May be exposed to lead, paint, and/or acetone.
  • May work at heights up to 10 feet.
  • May be exposed to noise greater than 80db TWA.
  • May use Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as appropriate.
WORK STANDARDS:
  • When conducting university business, must comply with the California Vehicle Code and Stanford University driving requirements.
  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
  • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
  • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu/
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Location: School of Humanities and Sciences

Schedule: Full-time

Classification Level:

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: http://apptrkr.com/1025391

Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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This job posted by MERC from June 9 through September 8.



Museum Director

Illinois State Museum
Springfield, Illinois, USA

Position announcement


The Illinois State Museum, an Office of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, seeks candidates for the position of Museum Director. Founded in 1877, the Illinois State Museum is the steward of 13.5 million objects that document the natural and cultural heritage of Illinois. The Museum has a long and distinguished history of scientific research, the study of artistic traditions, and innovative educational programming, all of which fosters community engagement. At present, the Museum system consists of the Illinois State Museum and the Research and Collections Center in Springfield, Dickson Mounds near Lewistown, and the Lockport Gallery in Lockport, Illinois. The Director of the Illinois State Museum is responsible for the overall leadership, operation, planning, and management of all programs and activities of the Museum. The Museum Director shall have substantial relevant senior level leadership experience at a museum or other similar organization. An advanced degree in a field related to the Museum’s interests or commensurate experience is essential. Demonstrated successful experience is desirable in the following areas: museum operations, staff and fiscal management, strategic planning, governmental and other external relations, and fundraising. The ideal candidate will be a highly skilled communicator with experience in private and public fundraising, including complex federal grants. Success in building or growing an organization is highly desirable. Must be able to show sound understanding of effective fiscal management and administration, along with the ability to work with boards and government departments. Experience in building widespread public support and working with an organization in transition will be highly valued. Preference will be given to candidates with a substantial publication or professional presentation record and/or participation and leadership in national professional organizations.

The Illinois State Museum Director also manages the day-to-day operation of the Illinois State Museum Society, a 501(c)(3) organization established by Illinois statute to promote and support the Museum. The Director coordinates Museum Society activities with a membership-elected Board of Directors.

A copy of the complete position description and benefit package is available at illinoisstatemuseum.org.

Applications, including CV/resumé and three references, and any initial inquiries should be directed by email to Tammy Wheeler (Tammy.Wheeler@illinois.gov). Application deadline: July 21, 2017.

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This job posted by MERC from June 8 through July 21.



Collections Manager

John Michael Kohler Arts Center
Sheboygan, Wisconsin, USA


The John Michael Kohler Arts is seeking an experienced Collections Manager for a newly created position developed to provide leadership for two major collections-based initiatives and to lead the registrar team. The first major initiative is the development of the Art Preserve—a new facility that will house the Arts Center’s permanent collection with innovative storage and display methods. The Collections Manager will work collaboratively with the curatorial and building team to ensure that building and exhibition designs meet the long-term needs of the collection and strategize the long term care of the Arts Center’s extensive collection of artist-built environments. The facility is slated to open to the public in 2020.

The second initiative is the digitization of the permanent collection—this process is underway and is intended to fill both the internal needs of the collections management database and the external needs of our public seeking access and information. The Collection Manager will evaluate collections software applications, work with the curatorial team to identify priorities, recommend best practices, and serve as project manager for all digitization efforts.  The Collections Manager will also ensure that digitization plans complement the designs for the curated storage facility.

The Exhibitions and Collections department is comprised of ten full-time employees. In addition to overseeing the management of the collections, the Collections Manager will oversee the typical registrar functions of the Arts Center, as well as the management of ten to sixteen exhibitions per year, which could include touring exhibitions, temporary loans, site-specific installations and the collections based exhibitions.

Permanent Collection

Provide leadership and project management for all collections related initiatives at the Arts Center including conservation, digitization, and a major collections move.

Oversee all aspects of collection records, including accession, deaccession, deeds of gifts, and object records; including electronic, paper, and photographic records.

Develop and ensure standards are met on all aspects of the handling and movement of all works of art within the storage area, galleries, and on the grounds.

Lead the initiative to make the collection information available online to a broad public.

Temporary Loans

Review information and paperwork for temporary loans.  Look for opportunities to streamline and automate processes.

Work with the exhibitions and collections team to plan each temporary exhibition.  Oversee (and assist when needed) the registrars in their management of the logistics related to the transportation of works of art to and from the Arts Center, including:

Managerial and Administrative

Manage and assist collections and registrar staff.  Establish departmental goals and objectives consistent with the Arts Center’s strategic plan. Directly manage the registrarial team. 

Work collaboratively with the development department for funding requests involving collections.

Manage the permanent collection budget and develop the annual budget regarding exhibition and collection production areas for inclusion in the exhibitions budget.

Update and keep current records regarding the value of permanent and temporary art, including fine arts insurance or possible claims.

Qualifications
  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in arts management, collections management, or related field. A Master’s degree in a related field is preferred but will consider a combination of training and education.
  • A minimum of seven years of experience working in museum registration and collections management with a thorough and comprehensive understanding of best practices in museum registration, insurance, and art handling.
  • Significant project management experience required. The ability to facilitate, implement, and budget a project plan is a must.
  • Excellent knowledge of museum conservation/preservation practices
  • Proven track record with collections database software and Microsoft Office Suite; knowledge of imaging software preferred
  • A minimum of five years of supervisory responsibility with a demonstrated ability to lead a cohesive team and meet or exceed goals.
  • Flexibility to travel and/or work extended hours as needed; ability to engage in significant physical activity
  • A valid driver’s license is required as well as a clear driving record
The John Michael Kohler Arts Center, located on the western shore of Lake Michigan is one hour north of Milwaukee and two and a half hours from Chicago.

Send cover letter, resume, and list of professional references to: John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Human Resources, 608 New York Avenue, Sheboygan, WI 53081 or email atritz@jmkac.org. Application materials will be reviewed upon receipt.

Additional information about JMKAC is available at http://www.jmkac.org

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This job posted by MERC from June 7 through September 6.

Director for Egypt

American Research Center in Egypt
Cairo, Egypt


For more than 68 years, The American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE) has represented American efforts to study Egypt’s cultural history through research, excavation, and conservation. ARCE facilitates the work of American institutions and scholars through communications with various Egyptian government ministries and it works together with other foreign missions to support a variety of cultural heritage projects. Over the last 20 years, ARCE has worked in close collaboration with Egypt’s Ministry of Antiquities (MOA) with the support of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The result is that over 80 projects of monument conservation and specialized training have been completed and over 800 Egyptian archaeologists and conservators have been trained in preserving Egyptian culture.

ARCE is looking for a Director for Egypt who will represent the expertise of the organization in preserving the cultural heritage of and advancing research into one of the world’s oldest civilizations. The Director for Egypt will manage ARCE’s Cairo office and provide expert oversight for a network of projects being carried out throughout Egypt and funded by USAID and other external grant funds. Reporting administratively to the Executive Director in the U.S. and to the Board of Governors at Board meetings throughout the year, the Director will provide subject matter expertise and exceptional organizational and relationship-building skills in order to ensure the quality and visibility of ARCE’s work within Egypt. S/he will take primary responsibility for overseeing a team of Egypt-based Project Directors, serve as ARCE’s primary public representative in the country, and work with ARCE’s international staff to help steer the organization to be the leading global force in facilitating research and collaborative partnerships in Egypt.

The ideal Director for Egypt will have:
  • At least five years of experience in a position of authority within academia or the private/ public sector.
  • Familiarity with the principles of archaeological preservation and conservation and the ability to assess and audit adherence to them in field work.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and interest in Egypt’s cultural heritage, as evidenced through academic background or time and effort spent within the country, and a passion for the advancement of research on Egyptian culture and history.
  • Arabic language speaking skills are preferred.
  • PhD in Egyptology, Anthropology, or cultural heritage of Egypt up to the Ottoman era.
  • Strong interest in making a home in Egypt and working with Egyptian people on ARCE’s behalf.
DRi is leading this search for ARCE. For more information about the position, please see
http://www.driconsulting.com. Submit all inquiries and applications to search@driconsulting.com. All inquiries and applications are due by August, 1, 2017. Please be sure that emails state where you learned of the opening.

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This job posted by MERC from May 31 through August 1.

Administrative Assistant

Washington County Historical Society
Hagerstown, Maryland, USA

Summary: The position performs clerical, secretarial, office management and registrar duties for the Washington County Historical Society and its Miller House Museum and genealogy center.

Hours: 9:00am - 4:30pm, Tuesday through Saturday

Compensation: $12-15 per hour commensurate with experience

Responsibilities:
  • Clerical - receives, acknowledges and records dues, donations, and other receipts; prepares reports for the treasurer; receives, organizes and prepares invoices for payments; makes bank deposits.
  • Office Management - purchase and replenish office supplies; maintains lists of service providers; schedules routine and emergency building maintenance.
  • Secretarial - Receives visitors, answers and responds to phone and electronic inquiries; types minutes during Board meetings, prepares minutes and reports for Board meetings; composes, prepares and disseminates correspondence to members, donors, staff, etc; labels and mails “save the dates” and invitations for special events; records reservations; receives and posts fees; constructs the quarterly newsletter, The Legacy.
  • Registrar - Maintains membership files in PastPerfect; mails renewal notices; oversees the production and dissemination of the quarterly newsletter. Maintains Master Index for Library; catalogs, labels and files newly acquired books, photographs, etc.
Essential Requirements: Knowledge and experience with Microsoft Office Suite and social media applications and general office procedures. The applicant needs to be a self-starter with an engaging personality, customer relation skills and good oral and written communication skills.

Education: High School Diploma (minimum)

Note: We offer annual paid sick and vacation leave

Apply: Please send cover letter, resume, and three references to
Stefanie Basalik at exdir@washcomdhistoricalsociety.org

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This job posted by MERC from May 17 through August 16.

Assistant Registrar of Exhibitions

Madison Museum of Contemporary Art
Madison, Wisconsin, USA


The assistant registrar of exhibitions assists the curatorial, registration, and technical services departments on all logistical arrangements related to borrowed exhibitions and artwork loans to the museum. This includes coordinating various aspects of borrowing objects (including loan agreements, incoming and outgoing receipts, and incoming and outgoing condition reports); scheduling and overseeing shipping and delivery of art objects; assisting with the installation of artworks for exhibition (as needed); and maintaining inventories and documentation related to exhibitions. This position is part-time with a schedule of approximately 20-25 hours per week.

Email a cover letter, resume and professional references to hr@mmoca.org

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This job posted by MERC from April 28 through July 28.

Free Enterprise Institute Programs Manager

Dr Pepper Museum and Free Enterprise Institute
Waco, Texas, USA


The Dr Pepper Museum & Free Enterprise Institute in Waco, Texas seeks a museum professional to serve as the Free Enterprise Institute (FEI) Programs Manager. This senior staff position works to leverage the museum's resources to support the educational opportunities on-site and off-site. As the lead representative of the Dr Pepper Museum’s Free Enterprise Institute, the Programs Manager is responsible for building and maintaining strong relationships with our key educational stakeholders.

The Programs Manager will lead and coordinate the museum’s efforts in developing and implementing quality informal, innovative, and engaging curriculum‑aligned programming to schools, outreach venues, adults, families, and children. He/She will have overall responsibility for the development of free enterprise program content and activities as well as all aspects of administration of the educational programs. The Programs Manager is also responsible for the management of part-time staff, interns, and volunteers as tour guides and participates on the exhibit development team as an advocate for the visitor experience. Occasional weekend and evening scheduling is required.

The successful candidate will have some or all of these qualifications:
  • An undergraduate degree in Education, History, Economics, or Museum Studies
  • Educational credentials at the Masters level is preferred
  • Classroom teaching experience is desirable
  • Knowledge of State of Texas learning standards and education reforms
  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • Well-developed organizational skills and attention to details
  • Above average computer skills, MS Office, Internet, desktop publishing, and data base management
Full-time salary with compensation commensurate with experience

Please send cover letter, resume, professional references, and salary history to:

Dr Pepper Museum and Free Enterprise Institute
Executive Director
300 South 5th Street
Waco, Texas 76701
jackmck@drpeppermuseum.com

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This job posted by MERC from April 21 through July 21.

Preparator

The Saint Louis Art Museum
Saint Louis, Missouri, USA


REPORTS TO: Head Preparator

SUPERVISES: No one

SPECIFICATIONS: High school diploma required, at least 1-2 years’ experience in exhibit installation and preparation preferred; knowledge of fine arts, artistic materials and exhibit construction desired. Job requires good communication skills, attention to detail, and the ability to lift heavy objects.

JOB PURPOSE: To provide for the safe handling, storage, movement, and installation of all types of works of art.

DUTIES/WORK PERFORMED:

Responsibilities:
  • Install works of art in galleries as required for all permanent and temporary exhibitions and gallery rotations at the Museum, working with Curators, Conservators, Engineers, Designers, and Cabinetmakers
  • Move art objects, including their mounts, lifts, pedestals, vitrines, etc. within the Museum building under the direction of the Head Preparator and/or the Registration Staff for the purposes of gallery installations, acquisition meetings, packing and shipping, photography, and other events as assigned.
  • See that works of art are properly placed in storage and that accurate locations for all art movement are reported.
  • Ensure that platforms, pedestals, casework, and works of art on display in the Museum’s galleries are dusted on a regular basis.
  • Assist in the pick-up and delivery of art objects outside the Museum, and with the installation of objects in private homes of donors and lenders.
  • Wrap and pack art objects for storage or shipment Pack exhibition furniture for storage and transport to and from warehouse location.
  • Organize material in off-site storage and assist registration staff in keeping accurate locations of this material as well as existing crates and other packing containers.
  • Prepare exhibition furniture for display by ensuring that pedestals/ casework are properly covered using conservation approved materials to help in the long-term preservation of works of art.
  • Develop familiarity with the collection and assistant registrations staff in recording specialized handling or installation needs for various works of art
  • Assist in the continued development and improvement of current installation procedures
  • Assist Head Preparator in planning and implementing upcoming work assignments; also helps to make sure that workspaces are well organized and also well supplied.
  • May be responsible for installation projects as assigned by the Head Preparator
  • May serve as team leader in the absence of the Head Preparator
  • Special projects as assigned.
Must apply online at www.slam.org/careers

The above statements of this job description describe the general duties and level of work performed by employees assigned to this position. They do not claim to describe all of the functions of this position. Employees may be assigned other duties and the essential functions may change or be changed from time to time.

THE SAINT LOUIS ART MUSEUM IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Title Revised: 10/2006

Rev. 8-2014

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This job posted by MERC from April 14 through July 14.

Hospitality Associate

Liberty Science Center
Jersey City, New Jersey, USA

Position Overview
The Hospitality Associate (HA) helps makes the experience at Liberty Science Center one that our guests won’t forget. You are part of a team that is essential to fostering an environment that is enjoyable, conducive to interactive learning, and safe through engagement with everyone that walks through our exhibits. You are excited to interact with people from the Greater New York area and even around the world! You are talking to guests about the exhibits and addressing any needs or concerns. You are outgoing, amicable, responsible, and enthusiastic about working at Liberty Science Center! Hospitality Associates report to the Guest Engagement Coordinators.

Key Responsibilities
  • Consistently presents an eager, friendly, service-oriented demeanor
  • Acts as an ambassador for Liberty Science Center consistent with our brand promise
  • Maintains a thorough knowledge of exhibition, theater, event and program offerings
  • Assists guests with entry and orientation to facility, theaters, exhibit areas and lunch spaces
  • Contributes to preparation and shut down of all public spaces
  • Facilitates the exploration of exhibits and engages guests in conversations about exhibit content
  • Manages the operation of specific exhibits and theater experiences, including queuing and crowd control
  • Actively seeks ways to enhance the experiences of guests within designated spaces
  • Monitors condition and safety of public spaces, paying particular attention to the needs of guest
  • Ensures the high quality presentation of public spaces: testing exhibits for functionality, ensuring appropriate appearance of assigned areas, monitoring cleanliness in corridors, etc
  • Assists guests with emergency situations, as directed
  • Contributes to the execution of special activities and programs, including set up and break down
  • Responds appropriately to the needs of guests with special needs
  • Mentors volunteer staff
  • Participates in delivery of offsite experiences as needed
  • Other duties as needed
Schedule
Hospitality Associates have flexible schedules. The shifts are at least 4 hours from 8:45am to closing. Hospitality Associates should have availability 4 days out of the week (not including Monday). Scheduling may also include weekends, early mornings/evenings and holidays.

Salary
This position pays at the rate of $9.75 an hour and after a two months the rate increases to $10.25 an hour.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Exceptional communication skills
  • Prior success in the delivery of quality customer service in fast-paced environments
  • Creative and resourceful in problem solving
  • Ability to work well as a team member or independently
  • Enjoys working with people of all ages and diverse backgrounds
Preferred Qualifications:
  • High School diploma or equivalent is strongly desired
  • 6 months or more of customer service experience
Work Environment
Liberty Science Center is located in a beautiful state park in Jersey City, New Jersey, with easy access to free parking, the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail, and the NJ Path train. All employees have access to an on-site café, a terrace with stunning NYC views, and on-site yoga.

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

This position requires employees be able to spend long periods of time standing and maneuvering quickly through crowds. Hospitality Associates have to climb and descend stairs and work in dark theater environments. Hospitality Associates have to be able to lift 35lbs. Hospitality Associates may be scheduled to work outdoor exhibits from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Hospitality Associates may also work in exhibits that are at least 18 feet above floor level.

To apply
Interested in applying? Please submit your resume and cover letter through our website www.lsc.org. Click on the "careers" link at the bottom of the page.

Liberty Science Center (LSC) is committed to a diverse workforce. It is LSC’s policy to provide equal treatment and consideration of all employees and qualified job applicants without regard to race, color, creed, national origin or ancestry, age, gender (including gender identity or gender expression), religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, military service status, disability, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law or local ordinance.

Liberty Science Center is a non-smoking facility.

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This job posted by MERC from April 12 through July 12.

Guest Services Manager

Evanston Museum featuring Horology & Glass
Evanston, Illinois, USA


Responsibilities of the job:
  • Report directly to the Executive Director.
  • Perform all hiring, evaluating and terminating of Visitor Services Staff and volunteers. Visitor Services Staff is comprised of employees tasked with handling point-of-sale (such as ticketing and cafe), security, tour guides, cleaning and maintenance.
  • Run the daily operations of the museum - including supervising the Visitor Services Staff and volunteers, monitoring staff breaks, delegating tasks for staff to do on slower days and filling in upon staff absences.
  • Manage the ticketing desk with a focus on customer service, organization and efficiency - ensuring visitors are attended to professionally and promptly.
  • Develop and maintain procedures for using the ticketing system and training Visitor Service Staff on its functionality.
  • Promote and manage the sales of memberships to visitors.
  • Handle operations of the downstairs cafe, including staffing, ordering inventory and making sure the stocking of the cafe kitchen and vending machines are handled as necessary.
  • Open and close registers, monitor and reconcile daily receipts and generate daily cash reports as required by accounting.
  • Actively work to generate group tours sales by regularly setting aside time to promote the Museum to local schools, park districts, community organizations, churches, etc.
  • Handle all aspects of booking group tours - including following up on calls and emails from interested organizations, generating outside sales through direct contact of local organizations, planning the tours, assigning staff as necessary and facilitating deposits and payment.
  • Organize weekly meetings for the Visitor Services Staff and volunteers in order to ensure daily operations run in a smooth and efficient manner.
  • Maintain a well-informed, working knowledge of the Museum collection and current exhibitions/programs for the ongoing training of Visitor Service Staff.
  • Serve as an advocate for the visitor while simultaneously promoting the welfare of the Museum - including communicating with visitors to ensure a positive Museum experience and resolving visitor concerns and complaints to their satisfaction and the Museum's.
The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree (an M.F.A. is a plus) and seven years of management experience in a similar position as outlined above - or an education & work history that provides an equivalent match for this position.

Please send a resume and cover letter by email to evanstonmuseum@outlook.com.

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This job posted by MERC from April 9 through July 9.

Executive Director

Evanston Museum featuring Horology & Glass
Evanston, Illinois, USA

Responsibilities of the job:
  • Provide strategic and visionary long-range planning and implementation under the direction of the Board.
  • Responsible for overseeing the start-up of the museum in its new facility.
  • Serve as the overall leader of the Museum with the mandate to manage, mentor and guide all the department managers.
  • Support and work with the Guest Services Manager to oversee the efficient daily operation and maintenance of the Museum, including the physical plant functions (HVAC, plumbing, electrical and mechanical systems) and all grounds and facility maintenance. Conduct regular inspections to determine maintenance needs and provide recommendations to the Board for improvements and repairs.
  • Support and work with the Events Manager in all sales efforts to ensure a profitable rental program.
  • Support and work with the IT Manager to ensure the Museum uses new technologies to best highlight the collection. In addition, work to optimize the website to increase the visibility of the Museum and provide needed features and functionality to web visitors.
  • Work to develop the future position of a Store Manager and support this individual by ensuring that the quality of merchandise and the layout and operations of the gift shop meets Museum expectations.
  • Work to develop the future position of a Programs Manager and support this individual by proactively seeking and suggesting exhibitions and programs. Assess and evaluate the impact of these programs once implemented. In addition, work with the Programs Manager to create educational opportunities that relate to and encourage participation of diverse constituencies, including younger visitors.
  • Work with a PR agency to develop a sound marketing strategy with appropriate marketing materials for creating a media presence that successfully informs the public about this new Museum while simultaneously developing a strategy to move these responsibilities 100% in-house in the future.
  • Create and manage the development of a strong social media presence using in-house staff in order to increase public awareness of the Museum and grow its audience.
  • Develop a formal business plan which supports the strategic vision of the Museum.
  • Oversee budget development and ensure both the accuracy and integrity of the financial and accounting records. Ensure that the Museum is always operating in a fiscally sound manner.
  • Participate in Board Meetings and provide timely financial information as well as metrics and statistics that measure key performance indicators.
  • Provide stewardship of the Museum's assets, ensuring the safety, security and maintenance of both the Collection and the facility.
  • Showcase the Museum's collection by developing collaborative partnerships with other museums - both within the US and internationally. Additionally, build productive working relationships with collectors, educators, philanthropic organizations, corporate leaders, peer institutions, media, vendors and city representatives.
  • Represent the Museum at public events, participating in professional development with peers when possible.
  • Ensuring all forms of communication with the public, including all marketing materials, social media postings and website updates reflect the image and reputation of the Museum.
  • Manage all contracts and legal interactions with the approval of the Board.
  • Motivate and inspire the entire staff to create a successful work environment that will in turn ensure that the Museum become an enlightening, engaging and educationally rich place for the public to visit.
The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree (an M.F.A. is a plus) and seven years of management experience in a similar position as outlined above - or an education & work history that provides an equivalent match for this position.

Please send a resume and cover letter by email to evanstonmuseum@outlook.com.

Please reference museum-employment.com when applying for this job.
This job posted by MERC from April 9 through July 9.