Director of Development

Madison Museum of Contemporary Art
Madison, Wisconsin, USA

Date Posted: July 20, 2017

The Madison Museum of Contemporary Art – an independent museum of modern and contemporary art offering free exhibitions and education programs in the community for more than 115 years – seeks a Director of Development to lead the Development Department.

The Director of Development collaborates with the staff and Board of Trustees of the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art to secure contributions for the museum’s programs, operations, endowment, acquisitions, and capital needs. This includes the formulation of a comprehensive development plan with strategies to achieve MMoCA priorities.

The Director of Development works closely with the museum’s Director and Board to cultivate and steward potential and existing donors, and secure major gifts and sponsorships for MMoCA’s programs and events. The incumbent coordinates the MMoCA Circle, the museum’s planned giving program; the museum’s corporate membership program; the Annual Fund campaigns; and grant submissions and reporting. The Director of Development leads and manages department staff.

Specific position responsibilities include:
  • Plans for MMoCA’s contributed income needs. Develops and implements a comprehensive and strategic fundraising plan to meet short and long-term fundraising goals, including gifts for specific projects, annual giving, events, and corporate and foundation grants.
  • Creates proposals for corporations, individuals, and foundations to fund exhibitions, education programs, special events, and other operating, capital, and endowment needs.
  • Works with the Director, Trustees, and independently, to identify new donors locally and nationally; to establish regular meetings with potential donors; to secure major gifts; and to nurture and steward upper-level members and donors.
  • Attends all meetings of the Board of Trustees. Serves as staff lead on committees of the Board of Trustees including Development, and Planned Giving. Participates in the Membership & Marketing Committee and other ad-hoc committees as needed.
  • Oversees MMoCA’s corporate membership program, including recruitment and retention of members, and membership analysis and services.
  • Oversees the museum’s Annual Fund campaigns.
  • Coordinates the MMoCA Circle planned giving program, including developing plans to grow membership and steward current members.
  • Writes applications for grants to corporations, foundations, and government agencies. Reports as appropriate on all grants received by MMoCA.
  • Works with MMoCA’s Communications Department to manage all marketing outreach and collateral development for Development Department programs, including direct mail, e-marketing, web content, advertising, public relations, and signage.
  • Serves as administrator for the Altru constituent management software system.
  • Supervises Director of Events and Volunteers and Associate Director of Member Engagement, and collaborates with them on achieving successful outcomes and growth of the events and membership programs.
  • Works closely with the MMoCA Director of Public Operations on management of MMoCA’s private events rental program and ensuring the growth of the program as a source of earned income.
  • Oversees budgeting for the Development Department.
  • Participates in community events to maintain visibility of MMoCA and to represent the institution.
A successful candidate will have a passion for modern and contemporary art, and for the cultural vibrancy of the community. A candidate should have a proven fundraising track record, and enjoy the wide variety of duties typical in a small development office.

Specific candidate qualifications Include:
  • Experience and success securing significant donations from individuals, corporations, and foundations.
  • Robust relationship-building skills; and exceptional interpersonal and communication skills that foster community while working with a wide range of individuals from all backgrounds.
  • Strong strategic planning, program and project management, and organizational skills.
  • Experience in effectively managing staff.
  • Strong technology skills including Microsoft Office, Google Apps, and constituent management database software.
  • A bachelor’s degree and a minimum of five years of increased and varied experience in fundraising.
The Director of Development position is full-time and offers competitive salary commensurate with experience and excellent benefits.

To apply, please send a cover letter including a statement related to this position, a resume, a writing sample and five professional references to:

Madison Museum of Contemporary Art
Development Search
227 State Street
Madison, WI 53703

or

Email your application materials to personnel@mmoca.org with the subject line “MMoCA Development Search”

MMoCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All decisions to recruit, hire, promote and release from employment are made without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, physical or mental abilities, or veteran status.

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This job posted by MERC from August 23 through November 22.



Assistant Educator

Colgate University
Hamilton, New York, USA


Located on Colgate University's beautiful campus in Hamilton, New York, the collection of the Picker Art Gallery features approximately 11,000 objects from antiquity to the present, including approximately 8,000 works on paper, 1,400 photographs, 900 paintings, and 300 sculptures. Colgate University is one of the country's leading liberal arts colleges, with a student population of about 2,900 and 300 faculty. This is an exciting time in Colgate's history, as the newly conceived Center for Art and Culture will become home to tow university museums: the Picker Art Gallery and the Longyear Museum of Anthropology. These distinguished university museums play a significant role in Colgate's teaching mission and reputation, a relationship that will be deepened with the newly launched Museum Studies Minor in the Department of Art and Art History.
The Assistant Educator is an entry level position and will work under the direction of the Director of University Museums and serve as a member of the Colgate University museum team.

Accountabilities:
Accountable for assisting with the development, implementation and coordination of university museums educational initiatives to fulfill the institutions' mission, raise its visibility, and engage with communities in order to promote dialog and foster understanding of all cultures. Accountable for establishing short and long-term goals and objectives related to museum educational programs for students, faculty, K-12 students, teachers, docents, and community members, facilitating community partnerships, and establishing interpretive programs and resources for museum exhibitions to ensure programs are geared towards our audiences, to address communities' needs, train our students, and gain additional volunteers to maximize our offerings.

Specific accountabilities will include:
  • Researching, developing, implementing and evaluating both existing and new and innovative educational programming. Coordinating scheduling and budget.
  • Leading all educational programming, using various outreach methods.
  • Fostering innovative and interdisciplinary collaboration, throughout campus and the local and regional museum communities, and advocating for excellence in the field of museum education.
  • Coordinate volunteer program to include recruitment and training. Supervise volunteers and student interns.
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree (preferably in Education, Art History, Anthropology, History, Museum Studies)
  • A demonstrated knowledge of educational practices.
  • A demonstrated knowledge of Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS).
  • Previous experience in organizing and managing programs.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including presentation and instruction skills.
  • Must be capable of working collegially of working with a diverse group of faculty, staff, students and community members on a daily basis.
  • Experience in designing and implement programs for public audiences.
  • Knowledge of museum interpretation and current and future trends in education.
  • Strong aptitude to learn University organizational, systems and process knowledge.
  • Demonstrated experience in working with the public.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office and google programs.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience in grant writing.
  • Master's degree or post baccalaureate certificate in education, museum studies, art history or anthropology, studio art, and/or teacher's certificate.
  • Experience in a museum, gallery or other educational field.
  • Experience with museum collections, ideally university museum collections.
  • Experience working with museum database systems.
  • Experience in supervising and/or coordinating students and volunteers.
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This job posted by MERC from August 23 through November 22.



Director, Sponsorship and Corporate Giving

Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
Los Angeles, California, USA


Position Summary
This position is responsible for raising budget-relieving funds via Corporations in support of the Natural History Family of Museums. Primary responsibilities include identification, cultivation, strategic proposal development, solicitation and stewardship/benefit fulfillment of/for corporate sponsorship, philanthropy and membership programs. This position is highly collaborative across Museum departments and requires creativity, strategic thinking and excellent communication and sales skills. The Natural History Museum is seeking applicants who have worked with a diverse community.

Responsibilities, Duties and Functions
  • Sets and meets annual revenue goals with VP, Annual Giving for robust Corporate Sponsorship, Corporate Philanthropy and Corporate Membership programs.
  • Oversees and manages all aspects of the Corporate Sponsorship program, including prospect identification, strategic proposal development, sales, fulfillment of benefits and ongoing stewarding of relationships. Also facilitates inter-departmental steering committee that reviews prospects and proposals for alignment with NHM mission and branding.
  • Directs all aspects of the Corporate Philanthropy program, including prospect identification, grant writing, stewarding of relationships and reporting. Also maintains deadline and renewals calendar.
  • With Manager, Grants and Foundations, directs and supports all aspects of the Corporate Membership program, including prospect identification, materials, benefit fulfillment, stewarding of relationships and reporting. Also maintains renewal calendar.
  • Manages the Corporate Coordinator to ensure fulfillment of Corporate Sponsorship obligations, record keeping and reporting. Co-manages the Manager, Grants and
  • Foundations in conjunction with the Director, Foundation Giving.
  • Develop strong relationships with curators and senior staff across Museum. Externally, connect key decision makers in the corporate community with the Museum.
Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field
  • Five years’ experience in comparable function with history of success
  • Proficiency in MS Office and knowledge of database preferred
  • Excellent credit score at hire and maintained throughout employment
  • Valid California Driver’s License or ability to utilize an alternative method of transportations needed to carry out job-related essential functions.
Skills
  • Strategic thinker; translates organizational vision to individual goals; monitors implementation of goals and adapts to changes in circumstance.
  • Ability to assess and solve complex problems across departments.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with others both internally and externally.
  • Excellence in oral and written communication.
  • Must possess initiative, strong work ethic, good judgement and professionalism.
  • Able to oversee one or more departments, ensuring successful performance in ongoing functions and compliance with human resources procedures.
  • Experience developing programs budgets and monitoring their implementation.
  • Prioritizes work independently to meet deadlines without reminders.
To apply, please fill out an application on: https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=lacntymuse&jobId161&lang=en_US&source3

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This job posted by MERC from August 23 through November 22.



Corporate and Foundation Relations Specialist

Minneapolis Institute of Art
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA


The Corporate and Foundation Relations Specialist supports the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of corporate and foundation donors and sponsors to achieve identified financial goals for Mia. This includes developing and producing philanthropic and sponsorship requests, maintaining corporate and foundation funding relationships, and implementing a plan to facilitate donor recognition, sponsor activation, and benefit fulfillment.

In this role, you will...
  • Plan, create, coordinate and track solicitations and reports to corporate and foundation funders and prospects for general operating support and program/exhibition sponsorships as needed.
  • Research and write detailed solicitation and sponsorship requests and related materials.
  • Maintain relationships with internal and external contacts to coordinate donor and sponsorship benefits, recognition, activation, and employee engagement.
  • Create and update sponsorship materials and fulfillment reports.
  • Research and identify new prospective corporate and foundation funders/sponsors.
Specific Requirements
  • College degree or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum of three years of related experience in a communications, development, or sponsorship role.
  • Strong written communication skills
  • High degree of organization, attention to detail, and self-motivation.
  • Proven work experience handling multiple projects and priorities at once.
  • Proficiency with all MS Office applications.
  • Internet research capability and familiarity with CRM platforms, including Salesforce, preferred.
  • Experience with presentations/solicitations, proposals, and grant writing preferred.
Who You Are
You are a collaborative team player with a positive attitude. You are creative and open-minded with positive and effective written and oral communication skills. You are highly organized with an efficient working style. You have a commitment to quality, including attention to detail and ability to provide excellent follow-through. You are an enthusiastic advocate for all things Mia.

You’re good at and enjoy...
  • Identifying and communicating compelling stories.
  • Building productive working relationships that help drive results.
  • Facilitating recognition of sponsors and assisting them in engaging their audiences with the museum.
  • Balancing multiple projects effectively and efficiently.
Mia Culture
The Minneapolis Institute of Art is an audience-focused workplace where everyone strives to provide excellent service and cultivate honest and positive relationships. Generosity, agility, emotional intelligence, positive energy, and driving results are the core values that define Mia’s culture. Successful employment at Mia includes full embrace and demonstrable indicators of these values by all team members.

To Apply
To be considered for this position, send a cover letter including your interest in the position, what you will bring to the position, and why you are the ideal candidate, and a resume to miajobs@artsmia.org by August 31, 2017.

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This job posted by MERC from August 18 through September 1.

Foundation Relations Manager

Minneapolis Institute of Art
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA


The Foundation Relations Manager is responsible for meeting institutional needs for fundraising through the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of foundation and government grants for general operations, exhibitions, programs, planning, seed funding, and capital funds.

In this role, you will…
  • Research, identify and evaluate potential grant funding sources, and develop and write grant proposals, including management of internal teams.
  • Provide strong project management to ensure grant-funded projects stay on track and deadlines are met.
  • Build and maintain relationships with existing and new partners to increase revenue and ensure financial sustainability.
  • Represent Mia to foundation and government funding community, locally and nationally.
  • Work cross-functionally with Advancement team and museum staff to ensure proper recording, acknowledgement, and fulfillment of grants.
Specific Requirements
  • Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Minimum of three years of experience with local and national government and foundation funding entities, and demonstrated ability to craft successful funding proposals.
  • Exceptional writing, analytical, and research skills.
  • Must be self-motivated, detail-oriented, and highly-organized, and have experience using online databases and other sources to locate biographical, financial, and philanthropic information.
  • Must possess an ability to work well under pressure and the ability to seek and synthesize information, maintain confidentiality of information, and communicate in a compelling and succinct form, verbally and in writing.
  • A solid understanding of budgets as they relate to proposals and grants.
  • Excellent computer and donor database management skills.
  • Museum or arts experience preferred.
Who You Are
You have a passion for art and are an enthusiastic advocate for all things Mia. You are creative and open minded with positive and effective communication skills. You are highly organized and have a commitment to quality, including attention to detail. You strive for self-awareness and leave the drama in the artwork. You give praise freely and seek to learn and grow.

You’re good at and enjoy…
  • Working with multiple staff on a variety of funding opportunities and projects.
  • Setting challenging goals and achieving them.
  • Recognizing the value in others’ unique perspectives.
Mia Culture
The Minneapolis Institute of Art is an audience-focused workplace where everyone strives to provide excellent service and cultivate honest and positive relationships. Generosity, agility, emotional intelligence, positive energy, and driving results are the core values that define Mia’s culture. Successful employment at Mia includes full embrace and demonstrable indicators of these values by all team members.

To Apply
To be considered for this position, send a cover letter including your interest in the position, a listing of the local and national funders to whom you have successfully submitted grants, what you will bring to the position, and why you are the ideal candidate, and a resume to miajobs@artsmia.org. Applications that do not include this information will not be considered. Deadline for submissions is August 31, 2017.

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This job posted by MERC from August 16 through September 1.

Ruth and Hartley Barker Director

Wisconsin Historical Society
Madison, Wisconsin, USA


The Wisconsin Historical Society (WHS), is one of the nation’s largest, most active, and most diversified historical societies with world-class collections. It was founded in 1846, two years before Wisconsin became a state, and is the oldest publicly funded historical society in the United States. Throughout its more than 170 years, the Society has been a trusted source of historical information.

The WHS’s mission is to connect people to the past by collecting, preserving, and sharing stories. By providing a powerful connection to the past, the Society encourages everyone to learn from earlier generations. The WHS shares its staff, collections, and services in ways that captivate and respect its diverse audiences.

The Society’s programs include a major national research and genealogical library and archives that include the largest North American History collection in the United States; a network of 12 historic sites and museums throughout Wisconsin that attract over 300,000 visitors annually; a statewide historic preservation program that produced over $250 million in construction and 4,551 jobs in 2016 through the Society’s Historic Preservation Tax Credit programs; and a statewide program of publications, school services and local history that includes over 400 history-related programs annually.

The Society is a state agency, membership organization and public, nonprofit institution. As a state agency, the WHS’s state funding and permanent positon authority is set by the legislature through the state budget process. The WHS, however, is unique from other state agencies in several ways. First, it is governed by a Board of Curators, which appoints the Society’s director. Second, the WHS has statutory authority to contract with private, 501(c)(3) organizations. Third, a significant percentage of the WHS’s budget (approximately 41%) is supported by gifts, grants, and earned income.

The Ruth and Hartley Barker Director of the Wisconsin Historical Society is the chief executive officer for the organization and is appointed by the 36-member governing Board of Curators. The Director has full authority and accountability for the judicious management of the Society, including its collections and interpretive programs as well as its financial and human resources. She/he will interact with the Board’s Chair and Executive Committee on a regular basis to review progress toward achieving stated goals and objectives and, in general, will keep members of the Board informed.

The future Society Director must have a passion for history and be its champion everywhere. The new director’s qualities must enhance the Director’s position, burnish the Society’s reputation and enhance the Society’s legacy to Wisconsin and to the nation.

Candidates for the position of Director should (1) possess personal strength and purpose to aggressively lead a complex organization, yet delegate with trust; (2) respect, honor and inspire donors and staff; (3) maximize government and citizen support and participation; and (4) continue to hold high the Society's national prestige and influence.

Applications and nominations are being received by Kittleman & Associates, LLC. To apply, please visit http://www.kittlemansearch.com/wisconsin-historical-society/

For more information about the Wisconsin Historical Society, visit www.wisconsinhistory.org.

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This job posted by MERC from August 15 through November 15.

Museum Store Assistant Manager

Fallingwater
Mill Run, Pennsylvania, USA


FALLINGWATER is seeking an experienced professional to assist with management of its Museum Store. Responsibilities will include assisting with overall operations, buying, inventory control, merchandising, customer service and staff supervision. This position reports to the Fallingwater Museum Store Manager and is located in Mill Run, PA.

The ideal candidate will have at least five year’s retail sales experience, with at least three year’s higher level sales experience, plus three year’s supervisory experience. Must have good computer skills, including Excel, Work and POS software. Prior experience with computerized inventory software is preferred. Must be flexible with schedule and able to work weekends. Experience or interest in design arts preferred. Must be able to travel several times a year to various product markets shows.

This is a full time position offering a competitive salary and excellent benefits. If you are interested, please send a letter, resume, and salary requirements to wpcjobs@paconserve.org and list Museum Store AM in the subject line of the email.

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This job posted by MERC from August 11 through September 5.

Manager of Overnight Programs

Mystic Seaport
Mystic, Connecticut, USA


This position oversees and implements the two overnight programs in the Education Department: Ship to Shore and Anchor Watch. The Ship to Shore overnight program (weekdays September-November and February-May) at Mystic Seaport offers school groups the opportunity to immerse themselves in history. Through exploration of Mystic Seaport’s 19th-century village by day and nights spent aboard the training vessel Joseph Conrad, and with a series of educational tours, authentic demonstrations, and hands-on activities, the Ship to Shore program is a one-of-a-kind experience. The Mystic Seaport Anchor Watch overnight program (weekends September-November and March-May) provides an opportunity for youth groups to experience hands-on activities by day and sleep on board the 1882 square-rigged vessel Joseph Conrad by night. The Manager of Overnight Programs schedules and manages staff, communicates on a regular basis with teachers, youth group leaders and parents, processes associated paperwork, helps to market the programs, and teaches in the program as well, including sleeping overnight as needed.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Manage and prepare for all overnight programs, including but not limited to: communicating with the food vendor on numbers, allergies, etc., gathering supplies, communicating with other departments and their supervisors to arrange program related educational activities, preparation of snacks and management of craft supplies, communicating with youth group leaders, parents, and teachers
  • Hire, train, schedule, supervise, and mentor staff for the programs
  • Keep current with scouting programs and badge requirements as well as schools’ curricula to ensure our programs meet their needs
  • Lead tours, outdoor and indoor hands-on activities and workshops, including rigging climbing
  • Supervise guests overnight on board the JOSEPH CONRAD
  • Manage student and staff cleaning of program facilities
  • Complete office duties, including but not limited to: filling out evaluations, written communication with customers, filing, email and telephone work
  • Help market the programs
  • Provide excellent customer service and excellent visitor experiences
  • Build a professional repertoire through continuous growth and mastery of content, demonstration skills, hands-on education, presentation and delivery techniques and educational theory
  • 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
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Experience working with children, youth and families in formal or informal settings; ability to engage students and families in a dynamic and energetic manner
  • Experience managing staff and making schedules preferred
  • Experience coordinating programs and/or events with multiple stakeholders involved
  • Ability to lead education tours of the Museum, indoor/outdoor games and crafts, climb the rigging; drive the museum education van, operate AV and computer equipment
  • Demonstrate ability to communicate effectively and work with diverse staff across the Museum as well as external customers
  • Absolute reliability, punctuality and positive attitude
  • 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.
  • College level training is required; background in museum education, maritime history, boat handling 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 weekdays and some weekends
Please apply at https://recruiting.myapps.paychex.com/appone/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=1676654

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This job posted by MERC from August 9 through November 10.

Curator of Exhibitions

Virginia Historical Society
Richmond, Virginia, USA


Position Announcement – Curator of Exhibitions
Updated July 27, 2017

Position: The Virginia Historical Society seeks a creative, scholarly, team-oriented, and guest-focused individual for the position of Curator of Exhibitions. This individual serves as part of the Exhibitions and Publications Division, reports directly to the Vice President for Exhibitions and Publications, and will be responsible for imagining, researching, and developing exhibitions featuring the VHS collection of nearly 9 million items. The curator will also assist with the continued improvement of content and interpretation of the VHS’s existing long-term exhibitions. This work will be conducted either individually or as part of a team that may include the Senior Curator of Exhibitions or other scholars. The curator also works with staff throughout the institution to develop and deliver educational programs related to our exhibitions, assist in writing grant applications that fund exhibitions, develop content for use in publications and on the website, and serve as a spokesperson in promoting our exhibitions in the media and other public forums. The curator will also apply their research to the improvement of records related to VHS collections and work with Collections staff to evaluate proposed donations, purchases, and collecting priorities.

Critical projects upon the selected candidate’s arrival will include participating in the continued development, object selection, and writing of a 4,000 square-foot exhibition exploring the legacy of the arrival of the first Africans at Jamestown in 1619; the ideation and development of engaging 1,000 square-foot traveling exhibitions that will expose the VHS and its collection to audiences nationwide, and contributing to the development of a long-term exhibition plan that will be a critical element of the VHS’s upcoming strategic planning process.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in history, public history, art history, or closely related field, or a graduate degree combined with exemplary experience; demonstrated excellence in organizing compelling thematic exhibitions and conducting independent research; extensive knowledge of the history of the United States, Virginia, and the American south; thorough knowledge of industry best practices; and experience working with and handling historical objects.

Salary: Salary commensurate with experience; benefits package.

Availability: This position will be open August 1, 2017.

Application: Send letter of interest, resume with list of publications and past exhibitions, and list of references electronically to Curator@vahistorical.org. For additional information, please contact Andrew H. Talkov, Vice President for Exhibitions & Publications at 804-340-2276 or email atalkov@vahistorical.org.

Founded in 1831, the Virginia Historical Society is the oldest cultural organization in the Commonwealth of Virginia, and one of the oldest and most distinguished history organizations in the nation. Located in the Museum District of Richmond, Virginia, the VHS houses its collection of nearly 9 million items and serves as the state history museum with permanent and special exhibitions as well as a vibrant portfolio of public programs.

The Virginia Historical Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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This job posted by MERC from August 6 through November 7.

Assistant Director of Special Events

Montclair Art Museum
Montclair, New Jersey, USA


The Montclair Art Museum seeks to hire an Assistant Director of Special Events.

Full-time, year-round position. Some weekend/evening work as needed. 

The Assistant Director of Special Events will serve as the chief strategist and fundraiser for 25-30 annual Museum events. The Assistant Director plans, coordinates, and executes all events for MAM’s Development Department, including annual fundraising galas and other new revenue-generating events to be developed, on-going cultivation events for major donors and trustees, and member events. The Assistant Director must be able to use an entrepreneurial and results-oriented approach to lead and drive the production of high quality events that advance donor involvement, cultivation, and stewardship for major gifts. 

An integral part of the Museum’s fast-paced Development Department, this person must bring to the position creativity, maturity, professionalism, and highly developed diplomatic skills. In order to be successful, she/he must be able to integrate fundraising goals and strategies into event planning, manage logistics and details with ease, and bring exceptional interpersonal skills to meet the needs of an influential and diverse audience. This person is an essential aspect of the fundraising effort, and not simply an event planner. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, those noted below.
  • Event planning: Coordinate, schedule, plan, and support 25-30 annual development events in collaboration with Trustees, Museum Director, Director of Development, other MAM departments, and volunteer committees. 
  • Budget and Accounting: Oversee the annual and specific special event budgets. Handle all event-related income and expenses. Ensure the budget is kept up-to-date and that expense budgets are followed. Prepare purchase orders, vendor payments, and track admission sales and tickets. Oversee tracking of all gifts and pledges related to fundraising events.
  • Vendor Management: Maintain excellent communication and relationships with event vendors. 
  • Marketing/Publicity: Work with MAM’s Communications department to oversee creation of all event materials, including event save the dates, invitations, rack cards, e-blasts and programs to help publicize the events to the widest audience possible.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Education and Training and Work Experience: Bachelor’s degree and 3-4 years related special events and development or project management experience required.

Skills and Abilities: Self-starter with extraordinary organizational skills; the ability to prioritize with great attention to detail. Must be high energy with the stamina necessary to oversee a busy event calendar with accuracy and under pressure. Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to compose, edit, and proof correspondence and documents. Excellent computer skills, including the Microsoft Office Suite. Experience with CRM software preferred. Interest in museums and nonprofit fundraising and administration. Job requires evening hours in order to oversee MAM events. Sense of humor and grace under pressure.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Physical demands: occasional long work week with morning and evening meetings; sitting, walking, standing, climbing stairs, hearing, lifting no more than 5–10 lbs.

To Apply please visit www.artfrankly.com

Montclair Art Museum is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The company does not tolerate discrimination against any employee, and is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all individuals without regard to race, creed, national origin, age, ancestry, nationality, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, sex, gender identity or expression, disability, liability for military service, affectional or sexual orientation, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information (including refusal to submit to genetic testing) or any other basis made unlawful by federal, state or local law or ordinance or regulation.

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

Open Palace Programmes

London, United Kingdom

An Outstanding ‘once in a lifetime’ Career Opportunity for Summer 2018

The Open Palace Programmes offer an English and a Scottish programme which give you the chance to:
  • Step behind the scenes at some of the most significant palaces and mansions in the UK
  • Learn from the heritage professionals how to conserve, present and interpret sites and collections
  • Take part in hands on activities tackling real challenges alongside the experts
  • Immerse yourself in history where it happened
  • Handle fascinating historical artefacts and records
  • Gain invaluable experience and contacts for your resume
  • Benefit from bespoke careers advice
  • Visit and stay in some of the most delightful historic parts of England or Scotland
These experiences provide a richness and diversity with which few individual placements or internships can compare.

For further information please visit:

http://openpalace.co

Applications are encouraged from all emergent heritage professionals. Places are offered to candidates who send appropriate applications on a ‘first come,first served’ basis so it is important to apply early.

This year we are delighted to have 5 Bursaries to offer. Details of these bursaries are now available on our website.

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This job posted by MERC from July 31 through November 1.

Contract Position: Exhibition Sales and Business Development Manager

Imagine Exhibitions, Inc.
Atlanta, Georgia (Virginia Highlands), USA


Imagine Exhibitions is the global resource for all things related to traveling exhibitions. From design and creation to placement and presentation, Imagine has the experience and inspiration to bring the best possible exhibition for any venue.

Imagine Exhibitions is looking for an independent contractor for the role of Exhibition Sales and Business Development Manager. The contractor must possess a high level of sales aptitude, creativity, attention to detail, strong communication skills and the ability to handle multiple projects at one time. This position will report directly to and support the VP of Exhibitions.

The Exhibition Sales and Business Development Manager will sell Imagine Exhibitions’ products and experiences to museums, science centers and other venues worldwide. The successful candidate will be resourceful, results-oriented and will specifically have the ability to:
  • Promote/pitch/secure sales from existing and prospective clients around the world through a relationship-based approach;
  • Develop clear, researched, targeted and effective sales plans to generate sales leads, create sales opportunities and gain new business;
  • Identify and pursue growth opportunities to expand existing markets, penetrate new markets or market segments; match product offerings to target markets using effective communication to reach those specific audiences.
We are looking for an outgoing team player with excellent presentation and sales skills.  A minimum of five years of experience in the industry or sales is preferred. The position is open geographically, primarily work-from-home, and requires approximately 15-20% travel domestically and internationally. Must have a current, valid passport without restrictions for global travel.

The Exhibition Sales Manager is primarily responsible for:
  • Actively pursue and develop new sales prospects, research and identify potential clients and opportunities to maximize revenue.
  • Lead promotional and communication strategies that enhance the visibility of Imagine Exhibitions products.
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with clients, internal and external stakeholders.
  • Supply management with oral and written reports on customer needs, interests, competitive activities, and potential for new opportunity development.
  • Participate in industry trade shows, conferences, networking events, etc.
  • Coordinate logistics for trade shows to include booth rental, furniture, printing of sales decks,
    registrations, hotel bookings, programs, and sessions.
  • Create and lead activities for development of materials/activities to support sales efforts, including promotional materials, newsletters, web presences, social media and other sales campaigns for promotion of products.
  • Create marketing and sales presentations for CEO and VP of Exhibitions for conferences and as needed
  • Assist the VP of Exhibitions as assigned
  • Travel to deliver sales presentations to prospective clients.
  • Develop sales and business development ideas for email blasts and hard mailings.
  • Research promotional ideas for b to b conferences, direct mailings, etc.
  • Manage all sales presentations, Dropbox, and Website as changes are made to the Exhibition.
  • Implement agreed-upon best practices for sales and marketing materials.
  • Maintain records of attendance for all exhibitions and create stats based on this information.
  • Manage the sales database: ensure accuracy of information, regularly update contacts and account information.
  • Perform a strategic watch on your market and share it with the sales and marketing team.
  • Research best practices for marketing materials and suggest changes.
  • Write content for Requests for Proposals, Requests for Qualifications and other technical documents.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications:
  • Experience in the sales and/or communications industry
  • A bachelor’s degree and/or diploma that lends to the position
  • An aptitude for problem-solving
  • Superior people and presentation skills
  • A results-oriented work ethic with ability to negotiate and close deals
  • Financial literacy regarding sales
  • Client-oriented with a service personality
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience using contact management software (Basic Excel skills required)
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally; with a valid passport and no travel restrictions
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Out-of-the-box thinker with a good attitude
  • Experience in sales, minimum of 5 years is preferred
Preferences:
  • Experience with the traveling exhibition, museum or attraction industry
  • Ability to speak a second language
All applicants should submit a resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to Debbie Donohue at ddonohue@imagineexhibitions.com.

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This job posted by MERC from July 17 through October 16.

Contract Position: Project Manager

Imagine Exhibitions, Inc.
Atlanta, Georgia (Virginia Highlands), USA


Imagine Exhibitions is the global resource for all things related to traveling exhibitions. From design and creation to placement and presentation, Imagine brings the best possible exhibition to any venue.

Imagine Exhibitions is a small company looking for a full-time independent contractor for the role of Project Manager. The contractor must possess a high level of creativity, strong attention to detail, strong communication skills and the ability to handle multiple projects at one time.

Seeking a pro-active self-starter who is highly responsive, able to work independently and to prioritize his or her own work. Must possess a strong work ethic, customer service skills, organizational skills and a desire to work with a company full of passion and fun.

The Contractor will perform a variety of duties including, but not limited to:
  • Coordinating worldwide shipping logistics (obtaining multiple quotes, working with customs, coordinating with the host venue, etc)
  • Creating and managing artifact and exhibition content lists
  • Ordering exhibition supplies; maintaining supply and stock lists
  • Creating, following and maintaining budgets for each exhibition installation and deinstallation
  • Maintaining road crew contact database
  • Coordinating work schedules for installations and deinstallations with road crew
  • Maintaining company installation/deinstallation calendar
  • Managing all details of multiple turn-key traveling exhibitions; booking air and ground travel for crew, logistic and schedule approvals from host venue, operational support for host venue, communicating detailed plans for travel and work to road crew
  • Occasional on-site exhibition installation and deinstallation management
  • Assisting Accounting Department with collecting and approving crew invoices, reconciling expenses and billing host venues
  • Coordinating floorplan approvals between Design Department, Production Manager and host venue
  • Coordinating and reviewing language translations and reprinting of exhibition text materials as necessary
  • Leading Production calls with venues to explain install process, answer questions, etc.
  • Maintaining shared files of each show (photos, manuals, schedules, print files, etc)
  • Maintaining excellent customer service with all host museums and venues
  • Other duties as assigned
Requirements:

Computer proficiency in the following areas (Mac or PC based):
  • Microsoft Office Suite: Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.
  • Dropbox
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Out-of-the-box thinker with an awesome attitude, persistence, and sense of humor
Current passport with no restrictions for global travel

Preferences:
  • Experience in the traveling exhibition, museum or public attraction community
  • Familiarity with reading floorplans
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher completed education
All applicants should submit a resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to Debbie Donohue at ddonohue@imagineexhibitions.com.

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This job posted by MERC from July 17 through October 16.

Curator of Collections

Customs House Museum & Cultural Center
Clarksville, Tennessee, USA


Curator of Collections Search

Location: Clarksville, Tennessee
Position Title: Curator of Collections
Company Name: Customs House Museum & Cultural Center
Job Function: Curator
Job Type: Full-Time
Job Duration: Indefinite
Minimum Education: B.A, M.A. preferred
Minimum Experience: 3-5 years

The Clarksville-Montgomery County Museum, doing business as the Customs House Museum & Cultural Center (CHM&CC), opened to the public in 1984 in the historic 1898 Federal Building which originally served as Clarksville, Tennessee’s Post Office and Customs House. The structure was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1972, and the building’s unusual architecture has since earned the reputation of being one of the most photographed structures in the state. In 1996, an addition was added to the historic structure, increasing the facility to approximately 50,000 square feet, making it the second largest general interest museum in Tennessee. The Museum operates as a recognized nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) U.S. organization governed by a Board of Trustees. The Museum is currently operated by a professional staff of twelve full-time and five part-time employees and is open to the public six days a week.

The CHM&CC’s mission is to collect, preserve and interpret historical, artistic, and scientific material; its vision is to expose the widest audience possible to the creativity and ingenuity of the human spirit through art, science, and history within the context of cultural diversity. Its collection of approximately 21,000 objects primarily focuses on materials related to Clarksville, Montgomery County, its people, and their stories. In addition to its long-term and interactive exhibits, the Museum annually mounts approximately thirty changing exhibitions, including traveling exhibitions or internally curated ones drawn from loans and/or objects from the permanent collection. In addition, CHM&CC offers extensive educational programming for all ages.

Clarksville, Tennessee, the county seat of Montgomery County, has a population of approximately 150,000, and is the fifth largest city in the state. It is located 50 miles northwest of Nashville. The community offers a low cost of living and no state income tax.

The Opportunity

The Curator of Collections oversees the management, care, safeguard, development, research, and public presentation of the Museum’s collections and related archival materials. S/he is an integral member of the team who mobilizes the Museum’s mission. The Curator of Collections primarily works independently but may occasionally achieve her/his goals and objectives with the assistance of other staff members, interns, and/or volunteers. S/he reports to the Executive Director.

Essential Functions
  1. Oversee the care, preservation, documentation, interpretation, security, and reproduction of collections and related archival materials;
  2. Create and maintain safe, secure, and orderly systems for housing, storing, tracking, and locating collections according to best museum practices and available resources;
  3. Administrate collections management software and provide training to other staff members, interns, and/or volunteers when warranted;
  4. Maintain a working knowledge of and familiarity with the scope of the collection;
  5. Conduct periodic inventories of collections;
  6. Monitor environmental conditions for exhibited and/or stored materials;
  7. Assist with developing a disaster preparedness plan in relation to collections;
  8. Conduct object-specific and general research related to the collections and interpret and communicate information in various formats to a broad range of constituents;
  9. Serve as point person with donors and members of the Collections Committee, and coordinate and process all aspects of donated acquisitions in a timely manner;
  10. Field public inquiries regarding collections and requests to view objects not on exhibit;
  11. Manage collection development and growth, including identifying specific needs and making recommendations for acquisitions in accordance with the organizational mission and Collections Management Policy;
  12. Coordinate incoming and outgoing loans, including associated forms and reports, and assist with unpacking, packing, and handling objects in accordance with best museum practices;
  13. Prepare collection objects for exhibition;
  14. Develop strategies for using the collections as a resource for external research and scholarship;
  15. Develop an annual collections budget in consultation with the Executive Director and Finance Manager;
  16. Work as a team member with other staff to develop, create, maintain, and evaluate long-term, temporary, and traveling exhibitions that utilize collection objects and research;
  17. Work as a team member to plan, execute and evaluate educational programming and outreach efforts related to the collections;
  18. Serve as a Museum ambassador before professional museum organizations, funding agencies, businesses, service clubs, government agencies, and the general public;
  19. Network with representatives from other museums and/or organizations related to the Museum’s mission;
  20. Assist other staff on projects as needed and when time allows;
  21. Complete other duties, responsibilities, and activities assigned by the Executive Director.
Qualifications
  1. Minimum of a B.A. degree, M.A. preferred, in Museum Studies, Public or Applied History, Material Culture, Art, or related field.;
  2. Three to five years of demonstrable experience with collections management, curatorial responsibilities, and museum exhibition experience preferred;
  3. Experience with collections management software, preferably PastPerfect;
  4. Solid working knowledge of the preservation, restoration, exhibition, packing, transportation and insuring of objects;
  5. Ability to manage interns and/or volunteers;
  6. Excellent verbal and writing skills;
  7. Able to work at a desk and utilize a computer for extended periods of time;
  8. Able to stand for prolonged periods, walk, bend, climb, reach, and lift/move objects up to 40 pounds;
  9. Able to handle small tools;
  10. Good eye/hand coordination.
Benefits

Benefits include vacation, paid holidays, sick leave, and health/vision/dental insurance.

Procedure for Application

Applicants should electronically submit a current CV, letter of application stating interest in the position and related experience, salary requirements, and the names of three professional references. Submit applications to jim@customshousemuseum.org with the subject line: Curator of Collections Search.

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This job posted by MERC from June 30 through September 29.

Anchor Watch Overnight Program Educator

Mystic Seaport
Mystic, Connecticut, USA


This position provides hands-on engaging programming for scout and other youth groups who sleep overnight at Mystic Seaport on weekends. The Anchor Watch program provides an exciting overnight experience for youth groups aboard the full-rigged ship the Joseph Conrad. For a description of Anchor Watch programs and a typical schedule, visit http://www.mysticseaport.org/learn/youth/anchor-watch/ . This position is a weekend seasonal job starting August 28, 2017 through November 20, 2017. Hours range from 10-28 hours per weekend during this time depending upon program bookings.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Lead tours, outdoor and indoor activities
  • Supervise guests overnight on board the tall ship 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
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • 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
  • Reliability, punctuality and positive attitude
  • Flexibility, versatility, and adaptability
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills
  • 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 primarily on Friday and Saturday nights
To apply, please visit www.mysticseaportmuseuminc.appone.com.

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This job posted by MERC from June 30 through September 29.

Executive Director

Fort Smith Regional Art Museum
Fort Smith, Arkansas, USA


Job Type: Full Time
Entry Level: No
Min. Education: Bachelor’s
Updated: 7/18/17
Salary: Commensurate with experience

SUMMARY

The Fort Smith Regional Art Museum is currently conducting a search for its next Executive Director. Since its founding in 2013, The Fort Smith Regional Art Museum (formerly known as the Fort Smith Art Center) in Fort Smith, Arkansas has been recognized as an organization dedicated to showcasing the visual arts and to foster an appreciation of all art for all people through programs, exhibits and open discussion.

The purpose of the Museum is to be a dynamic institution alive with activity; a welcoming, entertaining, and engaging organization that is vital to the community; and a place where Fort Smith regional residents and visitors receive professional, high-quality fine arts exhibits, programs and classes. Our goal is to provide the community a life-long experience with the visual arts.

The Fort Smith Regional Art Museum seeks a dedicated individual as its new Executive Director. The Executive Director reports to the Board of Trustees through the President and works closely with all standing and ad hoc committees of the Board.

His/her primary responsibilities are providing leadership and developing the vision; strategic planning and implementation of the Museum’s programs, including exhibitions and classes, youth programming, developing and implementing fundraising strategies and ensuring financial stability; and engaging the Museum’s patrons and the community at large.

Job Responsibilities

Responsibilities:
These responsibilities are not intended to be all-inclusive. The Director will also perform other reasonably related museum duties as assigned.
  • Be responsible for leading Fort Smith’s only art museum into its next, successful chapter.
  • Recruiting, hiring and firing, and daily supervision of all full and part-time staff and volunteers.
  • Financial management, including developing an annual budget and ensuring that income, expenses and overhead operations are held within expected guidelines.
  • Fundraising, including working with the staff to develop membership campaigns, identifying foundation and governmental funding sources and writing grants; working with the staff to develop a corporate solicitation strategy and supervising the implementation of that strategy.
  • Oversees the development of vibrant arts and educational exhibits and educational programs, implementation and evaluation including budgets for each program. Oversee community outreach programs and classes for adults and children as well as all special events. Administer the master calendar to ensure that the Museum is properly staffed.
  • Oversee the organizations public image including approval of all printed material relating to the Museum – from supervising the writing and design of membership brochures, to writing the newsletter, advertisements and any other marketing materials including oversight of the webpage and all other electronic media.
  • Promote the Museum’s purpose and programs in the community and surrounding areas through public appearances. Represent the Museum at national and regional conferences or other events. Serve as the chief spokesperson and press liaison for the Museum.
  • Identify community needs and work with the staff and Board in the development of an annual plan of action, including determination of goals and methods for evaluating progress.
  • Work with volunteers to ensure that they understand their roles at the organization, are informed of information pertaining to the Museum and that they receive the proper acknowledgment and recognition for their efforts.
  • Build constructive, collaborative relationships with Board members, community individuals and organizations, artists and current and future donors.
  • Act as liaison with the Board, supervise preparation of materials for Board meetings and maintain master Board minute files.
Qualifications:
The successful candidate will have:
  • High energy, strong motivation, outstanding time management, entrepreneurial spirit and a hands-on work ethic.
  • Achieve accreditation for the museum
  • Actively communicate with our benefactors, keeping them informed
  • A Bachelor’s degree in an arts-related discipline or equivalent related experience is required. A Master’s degree is strongly preferred.
  • Minimum 3 years of experience at a museum or other cultural institution at a leadership level with a successful track record in areas such as: fundraising, administration, collections management, exhibition and program development.
  • Significant knowledge and appreciation of contemporary American art.
  • Successful experience in substantial fundraising, which includes expertise in recognition and stewardship of donors.
  • Sound financial planning experience including not-for-profit financial management.
  • Exceptional interpersonal and oral and written communication skills; demonstrated achievement in team building; effective and articulate in advocating for the arts to diverse constituents.
  • Managerial experience
  • Excellent computer skills, including the ability to work efficiently with technology, specifically Mac computers, Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel.
  • Salary commensurate with experience.
Interested Individuals should submit:
  • Resume
  • 3 references
Send to: Fort Smith Regional Art Museum
1601 Rogers Avenue
Fort Smith, AR 72901

or email: admin@fsram.org

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This job posted by MERC from June 29 through September 28.