Executive Director

Laurel Historical Society
Laurel, Maryland, USA

The Laurel Historical Society, a small community history organization in Laurel, Maryland, seeks a energetic, creative, and goal-oriented leader to serve as Executive Director.

About the Laurel Historical Society:
The Laurel Historical Society (LHS) operates the Laurel Museum in an 1840s mill workers building which is owned by the City of Laurel. The LHS works to preserve the cultural and historical heritage of Laurel. Its holdings include a substantial collection of artifacts, photographs, documents, and ephemera related to the history of Laurel. The Laurel Museum has an exhibit which changes each year, a research library, Diven’s Den (an interactive discovery area), and a museum shop. The LHS holds approximately 10-15 programs a year, including two STEM-based summer camps. Strong partnerships within the community are vital to the organization.

Job Description:
The primary responsibilities of the Executive Director are the management of the LHS, which includes operation of the Laurel Museum, and the management of the LHS Collection. In conjunction with the Board of the LHS and its Executive Committee, the Executive Director undertakes long- and short-range planning, policy development, budget preparation and monitoring, and development of LHS programs and services. The Executive Director manages a part-time assistant and approximately 60-70 volunteers who serve as docents and on established committees that support the core work of the organization. The Executive Director represents the LHS in the community, participates in events which increase awareness of Laurel history and of the LHS, expands community outreach, and performs duties which foster donation of relevant artifacts and funds to the LHS.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities of the Executive Director:
  • Supervises Paid and Volunteer Staff: Identifies, assigns, and supervises work of the paid part-time assistant and the volunteer staff. Assures that all are appropriately trained and adequate staffing is maintained to meet the LHS needs and objectives. Creates a congenial atmosphere and environment conducive for recruiting and retaining volunteers.
  • Financial records, Reports, and Proposals: Performs ongoing daily financial management as well as long-term planning and reporting. Works with the Board of Directors to develop a yearly budget for the LHS. Oversees bookkeeper; works with bookkeeper and treasurer to maintain all financial records and conduct a yearly review.
  • Planning: Responsible for strategic planning, as well as creating long-term, short-term, and annual goals and objectives for the organization.
  • Exhibits: Works with the Exhibits Committee to develop and implement exhibits for the Laurel Museum and off-site venues.
  • Collection: Works with the Collections Committee to ensure items donated to the LHS are appropriately reviewed, accessioned, conserved, preserved, and cataloged.
  • Community Outreach: Develops programs, community activities, and appropriate meetings which further the mission of the LHS and benefit the community
  • Website, Promotion and Publicity: Promotes LHS and Museum events and activities. Keeps website current.
  • Membership: Works to increase membership numbers and member benefits, and maintains LHS member records on PastPerfect.
  • Development: Sets goals for all major fundraising efforts, tracks totals, and reports to appropriate committees. Works with special event committees (e.g. Gala, Holiday House Tour) to create sponsorship levels as well as solicit and process donations.
  • Grants: Identifies grant opportunities and works to develop government, non-profit, and foundation grants to support the operations of the LHS. Responsible for appropriate monitoring of grants and required reporting.
  • Records: Keeps electronic records in an orderly and accessible system and monitors regular file back-up. Maintains hard-copy files in an organized manner.
  • Facilities, Supplies and Equipment: Coordinates maintenance of the museum building, grounds, and equipment, and provides for safe and reliable operation of the Laurel Museum. Maintains adequate supplies for LHS and Museum operation within budget parameters.
  • Museum Operations and Visitor Services: Regularly meets with Assistant to the Director to oversee coordination of all Museum functions and services. Provides oversight and support as needed to the Assistant, who schedules group tours and coordinates volunteer staffing for regular open hours as well as special tours and events. May conduct some tours and educational programs. Maintains records related to utilization of the Museum.
  • Museum Shop: Provides final oversight on shop purchases, timing of shop activities, and setting of prices for the shop.
  • Professional Development: Participates in educational activities and museum associations to keep abreast of the latest development in small museum and historical society management.
Skills and Expertise Required:
  • Supervisory skills, especially as relevant to a volunteer staff, financial, and administrative management of an organization
  • Ability to serve as an articulate spokesperson for the LHS
  • Experience in development and fundraising, including foundation and government grants as well as corporate and private donations; demonstrated ability to develop partnerships and identify creative solutions
  • Financial record-keeping skills
  • Knowledge of Museum Professional policies, issues, and strategies
  • Familiarity with PC environment and knowledge of the following applications: MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, PastPerfect, QuickBooks, and Dropbox; knowledge of G Suite helpful
  • Adept at Social Media, especially Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
  • Interpersonal and team interaction skills; ability to work with a diverse community and with standing and ad hoc committees
  • Ability to meet the physical demands of working and transporting materials in an historic building with non-standard stairs
The Executive Director will have a relevant bachelor's degree and 3-5 years' work in a related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience, demonstrating ability required to support a non-profit organization and manage service for a small historical society and museum staffed primarily with volunteers.

Location: The Executive Director will be based at the Laurel Museum in Laurel, Maryland.

Salary: This is a full time, salaried position, salary range $40,000-$50,000 DOE, which requires some weekend and evening hours. The work schedule is flexible and some duties may be performed from home.

Closing date: February 2, 2018

To Apply: Please submit cover letter and resume to: resumes@laurelhistoricalsociety.org with Executive Director in the subject line. No phone inquiries please.

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This job posted by MERC from January 16 through February 2.

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 (February-October) Hourly
Location: Chicago, IL and Oak Park, IL

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.

  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.
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.

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.

Employees advised on OSHA standards through required signage and administrative updates compliant with federal and state law.

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.


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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.

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.

March 23, 2018

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


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?id279

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


Wyoming State Museum
Cheyenne, Wyoming, USA

The Registrar position at the Wyoming State Museum is responsible for creating and maintaining all legal paperwork required by the museum. This includes, but is not limited to: donation and loan contracts; federal permits and curation agreements; image use and permission to publish agreements; and copyright agreements.

The listed functions are illustrative only and are not intended to describe every function which may be performed in the job level.
  • Create and process all legal paperwork necessary for donation/purchase/transfer of new artifacts, federal permits and curation agreements, relocation of loaned artifacts, deaccession of artifacts, image use and permission to publish agreements, copyright agreements, and artifact insurance values.
  • Maintain and set standards for museum artifact database of 70,000+ artifacts. Oversee uniformity of data input; run reports as necessary; perform regular indexing, backups, and random sampling of data to ensure against loss of data; and update older data to current standards.
  • Assist with processing of newly acquired artifacts or those involved in incoming or outgoing loans. This includes researching, cataloging, photographing, writing condition reports, and ensuring proper storage or exhibition conditions.
  • Research the collections and related information to provide information to the public.
  • Provide information and technical assistance to small Wyoming museums with registration questions.
  • Assist with researching and writing artifact exhibit labels for gallery or online exhibits.
  • Report, grant, and policy writing and/or review as needed.
  • Attending staff, division or departmental meetings as needed.
Preference may be given to applicants with a Master's Degree in Museum Studies or a Bachelor's Degree in History or a related field with 3 years of work experience in a museum.

  • Strong knowledge of current museum standards, practices, policies, and ethics.
  • Excellent awareness of legal issues including: federal and local tax laws, copyright law, endangered species laws, federal permit requirements, and Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act requirements.
  • Strong computer skills in order to manage the museum collections database system and associated collections data (PastPerfect experience preferred).
  • Knowledge of current museum methods for: cataloging, artifact care/handling, storage and exhibition requirements regarding temperature/humidity levels, artifact mounts, and lighting levels.
  • Basic knowledge of preventive conservation, condition reporting, artifact cleaning and stabilization.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, both technical and non-technical.
  • Knowledge of historic, ethnographic, archaeological, art, and natural history materials for cataloging and insurance purposes.
  • Strong knowledge/experience working in a general history museum.
  • Strong ability to work well with a variety of people including: donors, lenders, volunteers, researchers, government officials, and the general public.
  • Must be highly organized and have the ability to recognize problems and solve them independently or with minimum supervision.
  • Must have excellent multitasking abilities.

Bachelor's Degree (typically in Cultural Resources)


0-2 years of progressive work experience (typically in Cultural Resources)


Education & Experience Substitution:
3-5 years of progressive work experience (typically in Cultural Resources)

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

Necessary Special Requirements

Most work is performed in an office environment, however some items in the collection may contain hazardous chemicals used in the preservation of artifacts.

FLSA: Non-exempt
All new hires or rehires starting in a non-exempt position on or after January 1, 2018 are required to be paid hourly.
Must be able to lift 40 lbs with or without an accommodation.

Supplemental Information
024-Department of State Parks & Cultural Resources - Cultural Resources - State Museum
Click here to view the State of Wyoming Classification and Pay Structure.
URL: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/wyoming/default.cfm

The State of Wyoming is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively supports the ADA and reasonably accommodates qualified applicants with disabilities.
Class Specifications are subject to change, please refer to the A & I HRD Website to ensure that you have the most recent version.

State of Wyoming

Dept. of Admin. & Information-Human Resource Div.
2001 Capitol Ave. Emerson Bldg. Rm 127
Cheyenne, Wyoming, 82002.



To apply: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/wyoming/jobs/1934804/crcr08-07498-registrar-state-museum-cheyenne?keywords=crcr08&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

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This job posted by MERC from December 26 through March 27.

Executive Director

Friends of Hearthstone, Inc.
Appleton, Wisconsin, USA

Guided by an ambitious strategic plan, governed by an engaged and dedicated Board of Directors, and supported by passionate volunteers, the Friends of Hearthstone, Inc. is seeking a part-time (25–30 hours/week) EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR to contribute to the growth of Hearthstone, an historic house museum in Appleton, Wisconsin. The right candidate is a leader with business skills who is willing to think creatively, is capable of problem solving, is proactive (not reactive) and enthusiastic, and can work successfully with a wide array of volunteers.

On September 30, 1882, the Henry J. Rogers home, now known as Hearthstone (www.hearthstonemuseum.org) became the first private residence in the world to be lit by hydroelectricity from a central power station using the Edison system. Hearthstone Historic House Museum is a living example of this early technological innovation. Hearthstone's rare 1882 Edison light switches and electroliers are still operation. Hearthstone may be the sole surviving example of wiring and fixtures in their original location from the dawn of the electrical age. In addition, this Queen Anne style, Victorian era home designed by William Waters, has been lovingly restored to the historic 1880-1895 era. The home is listed on the State and National Register of Historic Places.

The Executive Director (ED) will provide leadership in all aspects of the museum’s operations. Duties include (but are not limited to):
  • Coordinating volunteers: recruiting, training and scheduling (approximately 15 hours/week)
  • Overseeing tour operations, educational programs, facility maintenance
  • Implementing policies
  • Maintaining board relations, public relations, and donor relations
  • Participating in community outreach
  • Budgeting
The ED will supervise and work with the part-time Development Director on short and long-range fund development, grant writing, program sponsorships and donor relations.

- Leadership and management skills: is accessible and acts as an employee advocate, and has experience working with a wide range of volunteers
- Finance experience:
  • Profit and loss
  • Budgeting
  • Grant writing
  • Fundraising
  • Program sponsorship
  • Long-range funding
- Nonprofit operational experience, preferably in the museum space
- Strong communication skills: written and verbal, comfortable giving presentations and with public speaking
- Ability to maintain a professional atmosphere
- Computer literacy – competent in Microsoft Office

For consideration, please mail a cover letter and resume to:
Cheryl Kaczmarek
President, Friends of Hearthstone, Inc.
P. O. Box 1777
Appleton, WI 54912

or email cover letter and resume in PDF format to: Employment@hearthstonemuseum.org

No phone calls, please. Consideration of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

The Friends of Hearthstone, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This organization does not and will not discriminate in employment and personnel practices on the basis of race, gender, age, handicap, religion, national origin or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. The Friends of Hearthstone, Inc. is a non - profit organization under section 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code.

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This job posted by MERC from December 20 through March 20.

Chief Curator

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
Bentonville, Arkansas, USA

Crystal Bridges seeks an innovative and collaborative Chief Curator with excellent leadership and management skills to lead the Curatorial Department as the Museum builds on its national reputation for collecting and presenting American Art. Partner with a talented staff presenting a robust exhibition schedule, education and public programs in an environment that thrives on cross-department teamwork presenting fresh perspectives on the visitor experience. OPPORTUNITIES: Play a pivotal role in setting strategies that shape visitor experiences, developing leading-edge future programming, building the historical and contemporary art collection, growing private funding, and cultivating donor and art-collector relations. Crystal Bridges’ breathtaking 201,000-square-foot facility is designed by Moshe Safdie and located in a park-like natural setting within the beautiful Ozark Mountain region of Northwest Arkansas. Open for 6 years, the Museum is growing and developing rapidly, piloting bold new initiatives with national and global impact. Visit: www.crystalbridges.org. REQUIRED: The Chief Curator must be a skilled leader and collaborative spirit who is committed to exploring the evolving relationships between art museums and their audiences. They will possess a supportive, flexible, and creative, risk-taking style that fosters teamwork and welcomes partnerships and innovation opportunities in a non-hierarchal work environment. Minimum 4 years’ experience leading a curatorial department, or other significant relevant administrative and organizational leadership experience. Knowledge of museum and curatorial best practices. Full position description, qualifications and how to apply at www.museum-search.com. Apply by 2/1/2018 to Dan Keegan and Marilyn Hoffman at searchandref@museum-search.com. EOE. Nominations welcome.

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This job posted by MERC from December 18 through February 2.

Curator of Collections and Exhibitions

Masur Museum of Art
Monroe, Louisiana, USA

Join a great team! We're a small museum doing big things. The Curator of Collections & Exhibitions is responsible for the planning and implementation of exhibitions presented through the Masur Museum of Art, and oversees the care and scholarship of the museum’s permanent collection. This is a senior staff position that reports to the Director of the Masur Museum of Art, and may be responsible for supervision of one or more assistants and temporary staff. In the absence of the Director, the Curator of Collections & Exhibitions assumes responsibilities for general operations of the Masur Museum of Art. Serves as liaison with the Exhibition Committee and the Collection Committee of the Twin City Art Foundation.

I. Collections

  • Responsible for the care, maintenance, and documentation of collection objects and objects on loan to/from the collection
  • Responsible for research on collections and related topics
  • Functions as museum liaison with the TCAF Collections Committee
  • Makes recommendations to Collections Committee of objects for accession or de-accession; all recommendations must first be approved by the Director
  • Maintains information on accessions and de-accessions
  • Pursues external funding (including grant writing) for collections management
  • Prepares articles on collections activities for inclusion in museum publications and press releases
II. Exhibitions/Registration/Public Programs
  • Responsible for the development, implementation, installation, and interpretation of temporary exhibitions
  • Pursues external funding (including grant writing) for exhibition activity
  • Organizes and implements plans for installation and de-installation of exhibitions, and supervises preparation staff engaged in preparing, mounting, maintaining, and changing permanent collection and temporary exhibitions
  • Coordinates and manages details of shipping, crating, packing, transportation, insurance, customs clearance, and storage for collections and exhibitions, and recommendations to Exhibitions Committee of same
  • Oversees preparation and maintenance of records of collections and exhibitions inventory, accession and de-accession, condition of permanent collection and loaned objects, insurance valuation of permanent collection and loaned objects, and of activity of objects in collections
  • Oversees creation and completion of cataloguing and systems forms for collections and exhibitions
  • Oversees preparation of exhibition labels, brochures, text panels, and other education materials
  • Oversees maintenance of museum collection’s storage and temporary loan facilities
  • Occasional travel to supervise and assist with transportation of collections objects and temporary exhibitions
III. Education & Public Programming
  • With museum staff and committees, works to develop, prepare, and promote lectures, gallery talks, presentations, demonstrations, and special events in the areas of the visual arts as needed
  • Assists Curator of Education and Public Programs with the development, implementation, and promotion of outreach programs, curriculum resources, and library resources as needed
IV. Public Relations/Promotion
  • Maintains positive relations with persons associated with the museum, including, but not limited to, the museum staff, other City of Monroe employees, volunteers, board, the general public, and the media
  • Assists in promotions of museum activities with media
  • Assists with development and presentation of public programming and civic engagement activities
  • Serves on City of Monroe committees and advises said committee(s) as to museum participation and resources
V. Other
  • Weekend and evening duties as required
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the proper authority
Training and Experience

  • Bachelor and/or masters degree in studio art, art history, museum studies, or equivalent required. Holders of bachelor degrees must show four years of relevant professional experience.
Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills
  • Demonstrated supervisory, public speaking, writing, organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to manage multiple, concurrent projects
  • Ability to work creatively with staff and volunteers in a team approach in planning and implementation of museum activities
  • Knowledge of art handling procedures and registration duties
  • Knowledge of current art market and trends
  • Knowledge of collecting and exhibiting ethics
  • Preparator experience highly desirable
Valid Louisiana Driver’s License

Please Note: The Curator, with the Director’s oversight, will present a multi-tiered exhibitions and collections program that emphasizes artists with diverse backgrounds: artists with local, regional, and national reputations. Working with these seemingly disparate groups of artists will lend each other context by elucidating which ideas are most important to the History of Art, as well as culture in general.

To apply send resume and cover letter to Evelyn.Stewart@ci.monroe.la.us.
Position pays $31,422.56/ year.

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This job posted by MERC from December 14 through March 15.


Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library and Museum
National Archives and Records Administration
Austin, Texas, USA

The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) invites applications for the position of Director, Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library and Museum. This institution is part of the Presidential Library System, administered by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). The Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library and Museum is located in Austin, TX.

Presidential Libraries preserve and make available the papers, records, and other historical materials of the President they represent. Holdings include millions of pages of records including letters, reports, and other documents that chronicle U.S. domestic issues, foreign relations and political affairs during the Presidency. These Libraries also have collections of thousands of objects and audiovisual items (including photographs, videotapes of news broadcasts, audiotapes of speeches and press briefings, film of public events, and televised campaign commercials). Through the Museum, the President’s life and public service are documented through a series of exhibits and programs that are designed to stimulate learning, reflection, and a sense of democratic citizenship among the thousands of students, scholars, government officials, journalists, and others who visit each Library annually.

The Library Director plans, directs, and administers all programs and activities of the Library and Museum, including archival, exhibit, public and educational programs. The incumbent works closely with NARA officials to ensure Library operations are in alignment with the Agency’s strategic goals. The Director maintains close working relationships with the former President’s family and the privately funded support organization; develops cooperative relationships and partnership ventures with academic and other institutions in support of the library’s mission and goals; and conducts extensive public relations and fundraising activities in support of the library and museum.

This position is an excepted service Senior Level (SL) appointment within the Federal Government and serves at the pleasure of the Archivist of the United States. The salary range for the position is $124,406 - $172,100. Relocation expenses may be paid. Detailed information about NARA and the national Presidential Library System is available at www.archives.gov. The deadline to apply is January 19, 2018.

Desired Qualifications:
  • Extensive experience directing a historical, archival, cultural, philanthropic, educational, or governmental institution.
  • Demonstrated success in cultivating and maintaining public-private or other coalitions and partnerships to advance the programs and missions of a public or private institution.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and to create a dynamic working environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a large, complex organization.
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills.
  • Creative and thoughtful regarding the utilization of new technologies
  • Innovative thinker in leveraging NARA and Foundation assets to market the museum to drive attendance
  • Excellent judgement and creative problem solving skills
  • Exceptional negotiation and conflict resolution skills
  • Interest and understanding of events and issues of the 20th Century sufficient to contribute appropriate historical perspective and intellectual leadership to the work of the Library and Museum and its presentation to the public.
  • U.S. citizenship is required for this position.
To Apply:
The deadline to apply is January 19, 2018. Applicants should submit a resume and a statement addressing how their qualifications and experience relate to the qualifications outlined above to the following address:

Office of Presidential Libraries (LP) – Room 2200F
National Archives and Records Administration
Attention: Library Director Application
8601 Adelphi Road
College Park, MD 20740-6001

Fax: 301-837-3199
Email: Directors.Applications@nara.gov

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This job posted by MERC from December 11 through January 19.

Overnight Program Educators

Mystic Seaport
Mystic, Connecticut, USA

These positions provide hands-on engaging programming for school and youth groups who sleep overnight at Mystic Seaport. The overnight programs provide an exciting overnight experience for youth groups aboard the full-rigged ship the JOSEPH CONRAD. For more information about the Ship to Shore overnight program visit http://www.mysticseaport.org/learn/k-12-programs/ship-to-shore/. For a description of Anchor Watch programs and a typical schedule, visit http://www.mysticseaport.org/learn/youth/anchor-watch/. These positions are seasonal jobs starting March 5, 2018 through June 4, 2018. Hours range from 13 hours to 35 hours per week during this time depending upon program bookings.

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

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This job posted by MERC from December 8 through March 9.

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 December 7 through February 1.

Curator of Maritime History

Calvert Marine Museum
Solomons, Maryland, USA

Job Title: Curator of Maritime History - Marine Museum 
Closing Date/Time: Wed. 12/27/17 11:59 PM Eastern Time 
Salary: $56,584.00 - $74,220.00 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.

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:

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

County application required.

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

Where to Apply:
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This job posted by MERC from December 7 through March 8.

Director of Education

The National WWII Museum
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

The National WWII Museum seeks an experienced and energetic professional to lead our Education Department. The Director of Education is responsible for providing creative and strategic leadership to oversee all aspects of the museum’s K-12 student and teacher programs, public programs, and interpretative functions. This ever-growing portfolio of programs includes, but is not limited to, the development and implementation of curricula, teacher professional development, student field trips, STEM initiatives, student competitions, commemorative events, public programs, youth summer camps, and volunteer docent training. The Director ensures seamless execution of these programs through effective operational planning, budgeting, staff supervision and training, program delivery, and follow-up evaluation. The Director works collaboratively with departments across the Museum to generate concepts, content, and funding that will make programs most successful and expand the reach and reputation of The National WWII Museum. Reporting to the Associate Vice President of Education & Access, the Director of Education oversees a staff of 8, as well as interns and volunteers.

Ranked the #2 museum in the world by TripAdvisor and visited by 700,000+ individuals annually, The National WWII Museum is a vibrant, national history museum with excellent facilities and staff and ambitious plans for growth. The Museum is currently in the midst of a capital expansion project that will quadruple the size of the original Museum facility, add exciting new programs and permanent exhibits, and double on-site collections storage. In addition, the Museum has undertaken an ambitious multi-year digitization project to make our collections accessible to audiences worldwide through our Digital Collections website – www.ww2online.org – and launched the WWII Media & Education Center, which will serve as the epicenter of the Museum’s digital content production and broadcasting. The Director of Education will provide valuable insight and leadership to this institutional growth and help position the Museum as the leading resource on the history, values, and lasting significance of World War II.

Specific job responsibilities include:
  • Oversee the development of museum education programs that are effective and engaging, meet the needs of their audiences, and promote the Museum’s mission and vision.
  • Hire, train and supervise education staff, interns, and volunteers.
  • Oversee development, implementation and continuous monitoring of the department budget.
  • Work closely with other departments to plan, promote, and execute Museum programs that will complement exhibits and collections and serve diverse audiences.
  • Serve on interdepartmental projects, such as capital exhibits, strategic planning taskforces, and distance learning initiatives of the WWII Media & Education Center, as advisor on K-12 and education-related matters.
  • Propose new program initiatives that align with the Museum’s strategic plan and position it at the forefront of the museum education field.
  • Ensure program effectiveness and content quality through monitoring, evaluation, and feedback.
  • Collaborate with Institutional Advancement to identify program funding needs, prepare proposals and progress reports, and develop effective relationships with stakeholders that clearly communicate program outcomes.
  • Expand the museum's professional connections and visibility on a local, regional, and national level.
  • Serve as an institutional liaison to a diverse network of stakeholders including schools, colleges / universities, museums, and other supporters of education.
  • Assist in planning for meetings of the Board of Trustees and Presidential Counselors advisory group.
  • Represent the interests of the Education Department in management-level meetings and in meetings of staff task forces, work teams, and work groups.
  • Perform additional duties as directed.
The ideal candidate will possess the following skills and experience:

Strong passion for the mission of The National WWII Museum

Masters degree in a discipline related to the Museum’s work such as:
  • History
  • Education
  • Arts Administration
  • Museum Studies
A minimum of five years related experience in museum education and/or programming.

Demonstrated knowledge of effective personnel and budget management practices with a minimum of three years experience in a supervisory position.

Experience working with education standards and the educational landscape to develop programs and curricula.

Exceptional communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills.

Ability to create and implement both short-term projects and long-range plans.

Willingness to work overtime during special events, facility rentals, heavy visitation, or to meet a deadline.

Interested candidates should apply online at http://www.nationalww2museum.org/employment/ or by mail to 945 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA 70130.

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This job posted by MERC from December 6 through March 7.