Membership Manager

International African American Museum
Charleston, South Carolina, USA

Position Description: Membership Manager

Position Overview

The International African American Museum (IAAM)’s Membership Manager will be responsible for the development and implementation of the IAAM’s Charter Membership program. This program is a critically important vehicle to raise operating funds to support the growth and development of the IAAM.

The manager will report directly to the Chief Operating Officer and partner with the IAAM’s development team to execute the IAAM fundraising efforts. She or he will be responsible for all membership activities including membership database management and acquisition, direct mail/email campaigns, social media, and all marketing and management efforts needed to successfully meet membership goals.

Responsibilities
  • Design, manage, and implement the IAAM’s Charter Membership program
  • Organize the processing of memberships
  • Conceptualize and manage membership events as needed
  • Create a healthy and vibrant membership program that engages and informs the public and is a major source of the museum’s annual operating revenue
  • Develop personalized membership correspondence for membership categories
  • Manage the membership database (Altru), consultants, and vendors who support the membership program
  • Charter Membership stewardship, retention, and program expansion
  • Analyze data to inform the membership program
  • Consistently grow and retain members and memberships on an annual basis
  • Stay current on national best practices related to membership campaigns
Qualifications
  • Relevant experience creating and managing effective membership programs
  • High level of creativity, energy, and passion
  • Strategic planning experience, discipline and follow-through
  • Enthusiasm for new strategies and tactics
  • Experience applying a wide range of methods and practices for the planning and assessment of a membership program
  • Experience with social media including but not limited to blogs, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, etc.
  • Event planning experience
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communications skills
  • Powerful commitment to make the IAAM succeed
Recruitment and Application Process:
  • Term: Full-time; permanent position
  • Start date: as soon as possible
  • Benefits include: medical, dental, vision, 403B retirement contribution, paid vacation and sick leave
  • Salary range $50,000 - $60,000
  • Parking is not available
  • Travel Required
To Apply: Please send the following documents to resumes@iaamuseum.org: letter of interest, resume, and three references. Please attach these documents to an e-mail message with this subject line: Membership Manager. We seek to fill this position as soon as possible.

The International African American Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building a diverse and inclusive workforce and does not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin or ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identification, genetic information, veteran or disability status or any other factor prohibited by law.

About the International African American Museum
Located on one of the most sacred sites of African American history, the International African American Museum (IAAM) in Charleston, SC will be a museum, memorial, and site of conscience that commemorates the foundational role that Africans and their descendants played in the making of America. It will be one of the most important historical and cultural institutions in the country - presenting critical history and programming that will have meaningful social impact.

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This job posted by MERC from March 19 through June 18.



Marketing/PR Manager

International African American Museum
Charleston, South Carolina, USA


Position Description: Marketing/Public Relations Manager

Position Overview

The Marketing/Public Relations Manager will be responsible for building the International African American Museum (IAAM) brand and strategically communicating it to the world in a way that drives strategic awareness, interest, and engagement.

Responsibilities

The Marketing/Public Relations Manager will work with an independent branding and marketing firm to develop a comprehensive marketing and communications strategy, the implementation of which will be the Manager’s responsibility. That plan and the Manager’s areas of responsibility include:
  • Brand, Marketing, and Communications Strategy
  • Brand Identity
  • Public Relations
  • Social Media
  • Direct Marketing
  • Marketing Research
  • Development of all collateral and marketing materials
  • Advertising
These functions serve the greater purpose of:
  • Leveraging the unique and powerful assets of the IAAM (i.e. historic location - city and site; unique mission, content, and programs; board/staff, etc.) to build the IAAM brand: generating increased strategic local, national, and international awareness of, and equity in, the museum.
  • Supporting fundraising efforts of all kinds
  • Stimulating strategic/brand building public engagement both online (website, social media, etc.) and through events (e.g. Groundbreaking, Grand Opening, Center for Family History genealogy seminars, community engagement events, museum programming, etc.)
Qualifications
  • Intimate understanding of traditional and emerging marketing channels and tools
  • Ability to think creatively, and analytically
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Relevant marketing experience
  • High level of creativity, energy and passion
  • Ability to successfully collaborate in a matrixed, cross functional team to accomplish organizational goals
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, high energy environment successfully managing a variety of tasks on deadline, on budget, etc.
  • BA/MA degree in Marketing, Advertising, Communications or a related discipline preferred
  • Solid references
Recruitment and Application Process
  • Term: Full-time; permanent position
  • Start date: as soon as possible
  • Benefits include: medical, dental, vision, 403B retirement contribution, paid vacation and sick leave
  • Salary range $45,000 - $50,000
  • Parking is not available
  • Travel Required
To Apply: Please send the following documents to resumes@iaamuseum.org: letter of interest, resume, and three references. Please attach these documents to an e-mail message with this subject line: Marketing/Public Relations Manager. We seek to fill this position as soon as possible.

The International African American Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building a diverse and inclusive workforce and does not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin or ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identification, genetic information, veteran or disability status or any other factor prohibited by law.

About the International African American Museum
Located on one of the most sacred sites of African American history, the International African American Museum (IAAM) in Charleston, SC will be a museum, memorial, and site of conscience that commemorates the foundational role that Africans and their descendants played in the making of America. It will be one of the most important historical and cultural institutions in the country - presenting critical history and programming that will have meaningful social impact.

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This job posted by MERC from March 19 through June 18.



Executive Director

Bosque Museum
Clifton, Texas, USA


Date Posted: March 2019
Salary: $40,000-$50,000 (Full-time)
Position Type: Full- or Part-time

Phone/Email Contact:
Dr. Leslie Bennett
254-749-6907
leslieubennett@gmail.com

Contact Address:
P.O. Box 269
Clifton TX 76634

BOSQUE MUSEUM WEBSITE:
www.bosquemuseum.org

BOSQUE MUSEUM MAIL:
Bosque Museum
P. O. Box 345
Clifton, Texas 76634

Job Description

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Develop and implement annual calendar of events and exhibits
  • Communicate both inside the organization and to the public
  • Promote the Bosque Museum
  • Serve as direct report to the Executive Committee of the Bosque Museum Board of Trustees for the proper administration of all policies and operations of the Museum
  • Supervise the day-to-day functioning of the Bosque Museum and staff
  • Oversee and direct the strategic plan as approved by the Board of Trustees
  • Direct, assist, and participate in fundraising and grant writing
QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Master’s degree preferred
  • Experience with non-profit entities, management, and/or fundraising, and the discipline and operations of museums, historic sites, houses, etc. preferred
PREFERRED SKILLS
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and public relations skills
  • Excellent organization skills
  • Engaging and strong personality, one that leaves an impression and expresses itself
  • Grant writing
  • Technology applications and social media skills
  • Effective supervision skills
ADDITIONAL NOTES
Our Mission: The Bosque Museum is dedicated to protect and preserve Bosque County’s historic and prehistoric resources for the use, education, enjoyment and economic benefit of present and future Bosque County Citizens.

The Executive Director is the leader and the primary representative of the organization. The Executive Director has the primary responsibility first and foremost to manage the improvement and growth of the Museum. This position will handle or direct the day-to-day functioning of the Bosque Museum. He/she will need a good balance of traditional business skills, including organization, marketing, accounting, basic business management and supervisory skills. Effective communication to the Museum Board and officers, staff and public is essential to this position. Providing new ideas concerning the Museum’s direction (including exhibits) is welcomed.


To apply for the Bosque Museum postion, please send a letter of interest and a resume to:

Dr. Leslie Bennett
leslieubennett@gmail.com

OR

PO Box 269
Clifton, TX 76634

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This job posted by MERC from March 14 through June 13.



Collections Registrar

City of Riverside, Riverside Metropolitan Museum
Riverside, California, USA


SALARY:
$26.79 Hourly
$55,716.00 Annually

OPENING DATE: 03/08/19
CLOSING DATE: 04/07/19 11:59 PM

THE POSITION:
The City of Riverside is accepting applications for the position of COLLECTIONS REGISTRAR to fill one (1) vacancy in the Riverside Metropolitan Museum. The eligibility list established may be used to fill the current and/or upcoming vacancies within this classification for up to six (6) months.

The Riverside Metropolitan Museum (RMM) seeks a highly organized, detailed oriented, self-motivated museum professional to fill the position of Collections Registrar at a regionally-oriented organization in the forward-looking and beautiful city of Riverside, California. The RMM is a department of the City of Riverside and is AAM-accredited. The RMM has a distinguished history of collecting, exhibiting, and publishing in its areas of disciplinary expertise, which include history, anthropology, regional cultures, and natural history. The RMM is undergoing institutional reinvention and is embarking on full renovation of its main downtown Riverside site. The RMM also owns three historic houses, one of which is open to the public.

Under administrative direction, the Collections Registrar is a member of the curatorial division of the Museum Department with primary responsibility for the physical maintenance of the permanent collections, loan objects, and related documentation, and for sound and ethical decisions relating to their preservation. The Collections Registrar assists with exhibition installation and facilitates researchers seeking to access the collections.

WORK PERFORMED:
Typical duties may include, but are not necessarily limited to, the following (duties may vary by assignment):
  • Ensure that the computerized record-keeping system is efficient, up-to-date, and backed up within the limits of available resources. Establish and implement a system for conducting regular collection inventory.
  • Maintain efficiently laid-out and isolated object preparation and work spaces.
  • Create, compile, and maintain legal documents and physical histories of permanent collection objects. Assign accession numbers and establish permanent records and files for all new acquisitions, including computerized records, physical files, photographic and/or digital records, and all related documents.
  • Prepare deeds of gift, loan forms, shipping and receiving reports, condition reports, and all other necessary paperwork pertaining to the movement and ownership of works borrowed or in the permanent or other collections.
  • Oversee all object handling, marking, mount-making, and framing, as necessary.
  • Coordinate packing and shipping of collection objects and incoming and/or outgoing exhibitions. Act as courier. Work to ensure reasonable exhibition schedules.
  • Oversee general maintenance and security of storage and gallery spaces, including keeping them organized and arranging for their cleaning.
  • Assist with temporary exhibition and exhibit installation, as required.
  • Work with the Manager of Curatorial Services and Museum Curators to review conservation status of objects and implement conservation plan, resources permitting.
  • Request invoices for all services rendered out of the collections area. Work with Manager of Curatorial Services to develop an annual budget for collection management; monitor expenditures.
  • Maintain the museum's AAM General Facility Reports for all RMM sites and provide upon request.
Develop and administer the museum's collection disaster and recovery plan and pest management protocol; keep both documents current. Train and supervise volunteers for specific records- and collection care-related tasks.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Recruitment Guidelines:


Education: Equivalent to a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university with major work in museum studies, history, natural science, or a closely related field.
Experience: Three years of professional experience in museum collections management or curatorial work.

Highly Desirable Qualifications:
  • Experience with the relocation and reorganization of large collections.
  • Experience with data migration and set-up of new collections management software systems.
  • Experience with overhaul of collections management procedures.
  • Experience with Argus, PastPerfect, TMS, MIMSY or a similar major collections management software system.
SELECTION PROCESS:
DOCUMENTS REQUIRED AT THE TIME OF APPLICATION:
1) Completed Employment Application
2) Completed Supplemental Questionnaire
3) Resume, Cover Letter, including fully detailed experience for each of the highly desirable qualifications listed, and (3) three professional
references.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON SCHEDULING ASSESSMENTS:
If you are selected to move forward in the assessment process, you may be required to self-schedule your appointment. You will be notified via email of your status and provided with self-scheduling instructions. Please check your email regularly following the closing date of this recruitment.


The selection process will begin with an employment application package screening, with the best qualified candidates being invited to participate further in the assessment process. This process may include any combination of written, performance, and oral assessments to evaluate job-related education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities. Those who successfully complete the selection process will be placed on the eligibility list for this classification.

It is the responsibility of candidates with a disability requiring accommodation in the assessment process to contact the Human Resources Department in writing to request such accommodation prior to the closing date of this recruitment.

Appointment may be subject to the successful completion of a pre-employment background investigation, drug screen, and/or medical/physical examination.

NOTE: The City reserves the right to modify selection devices and test instruments in accordance with accepted legal, ethical, and professional standards. Candidates may reapply when there is a posting to establish an eligibility list.

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS:
Proof of education listed in your application will be requested at the time of conditional offer. Acceptable documentation consists of transcripts or degree, if applicable, by the accredited U.S. college or university.
Education obtained outside the United States (US) require one of the following options:

A. An equivalency statement from an evaluation company certified by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) at http://www.naces.org/members.html or the Association of International Credential Evaluators Inc. (AICE) at http://aiceeval.org/members/.

B. An advanced-level degree from an accredited US college or university.

All applicants will be notified via e-mail or telephone of their application status and the assessment dates/times/locations after the closing date of this announcement.

THE PROVISIONS OF THIS JOB ANNOUNCEMENT DO NOT CONSTITUTE AN EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED CONTRACT.

All applications accepted online only. Note: To view a comprehensive job announcement and apply online, please visit the City of Riverside Jobs website at http://www.riversideca.gov/jobs

***City of Riverside, as an equal employment opportunity employer, encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds apply. ***

Position #19-6141-02

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This job posted by MERC from March 12 through June 11.

Collections Manager

City of Farmington - Farmington Museum
Farmington, New Mexico, USA


JOB POSTING #51: Collections Manager

NUMBER OF VACANCIES: 1

DEPARTMENT: Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs

WORK LOCATION: Farmington Museum

HIRING RANGE: $18.8863 - $28.7924 Per Hour

PAY GRADE: J

DAYS WORKED: Monday through Friday

HOURS WORKED: 8:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.

TYPE OF POSITION: Regular, Full-Time

APPLICATIONS WILL BE RECEIVED UNTIL: Friday, March 22, 2019

JOB DUTIES

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

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

Responsible for the preservation, documentation and management of over 8,000 objects in the Farmington Museum collection. Work involves acquisition, registration, cataloging, environmental control, loan processing, records computerization, storage maintenance, arrangement and description, handling requests for photographic reprints, and retrieving materials in response to research requests. Identifying and contacting potential donors, conferring with curator on donors.

Works under the direction of the Museum Director.

Responsible for the security of artifacts in museum collection and exhibit areas. Performs daily walk through of exhibit and storage areas to check for security issues including insect/pest presence, environmental concerns such as water leaks, and Administrative maintenance of areas.

Communicates finding with Museum Director and performs follow through if necessary work is to be performed.

Prepares facilities for upcoming traveling exhibits. Processes all necessary paperwork related to the exhibits such as condition report, damage reports, correspondence with lenders, storage paperwork, etc. Schedules volunteers to assist with set up of exhibit.

Works closely with in-house exhibits. Compiles lists for curator and staff of objects and photographs. Compiles historical information on collection objects or photographs for labels or brochures.

Process duplication requests from photo collection when required. Makes arrangements for reprints and enlargements and processes necessary paperwork for requests.

Works closely with the public in regard to requests for information. These requests may include research of local historical collection from newspapers, photographs, maps, etc.

Processes Collection objects on loan to outside entities. Assures adherence to approved procedures for check out of items. Processes proper paperwork.

Catalogues museum objects using specified process, i.e. cleaning, producing description, numbering object, photographing, processing identification tag, and ensuring proper storage of object.

Maintains a complete inventory of museum collection using computer database system.

Maintains computer history of collection including check out dates and by whom, return dates, condition of object, etc.

Prepares for special events such as exhibit openings, programs, etc.

Assists in training volunteers for the museum store, museum tours/programs and in the handling and cleaning of museum collection.

Performs various museum clerical duties including typing, computer data entry, answering telephone calls, scheduling museum programs, etc.

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

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

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

Attendance at work is an essential function of this position.

NON-ESSENTIAL DUTIES

Helps greet visitors to the museum and directs their inquires to the appropriate area.

May serve on various community or employee committees as required and assigned.

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

QUALIFICATIONS

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

Bachelor's degree in history, museum science or related field and two (2) years experience in a museum setting, or any equivalent combination of education and experience.

Valid New Mexico driver's license with acceptable driving record for the past three years or state of current residency.

Experience in museum education, environmental education and/or primary science curriculum required.

Knowledge of basic principles and methodology for museum education.

Must be available to work a varied work week to include weekends, evenings and holidays as required.

Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing. Must possess excellent grammar and composition capabilities.

Must possess a high degree of proficiency in public relations skills.

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

Ability to follow verbal and or written instructions.

Ability to work under stress and handle stressful situations.

Ability to meet deadlines.

Ability to operate tools and equipment listed.

Extensive background checks required.

This position has the responsibility to participate in and comply with the City's Environmental, Health, and Safety program.

TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED

Personal computer and applicable software packages such as Microsoft word, Excel, collections database, calculator, copy and fax machine, phone, motor vehicle, and various tools and hardware necessary for museum installation (including painting, hammering, drilling, etc.).

Conservation equipment such as hygro-thermograph and sling psychrometer.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

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

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

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

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

WORK ENVIRONMENT

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

The employee performs duties in a wide variety of settings including office, public galleries, outside plazas and trails, and classroom settings. The noise level in the work environment will vary accordingly.

TO APPLY:

https://fmtn.applicantpro.com/jobs/1019519.html

https://fmtn.applicantpro.com/jobs/ 

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

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This job posted by MERC from March 12 through March 22.

Associate Educator, Teacher and Student Learning

Saint Louis Art Museum
St. Louis, Missouri, USA


SAINT LOUIS ART MUSEUM
LEARNING & ENGAGEMENT

JOB TITLE:
Associate Educator, Teacher and Student Learning (Exempt, Grade J)

REPORTS TO:
Head of Multigenerational Learning

SUPERVISES:
Assistant Educator, Teacher and Student Learning, contract staff, interns, and volunteers

SPECIFICATIONS:
Required: Bachelor's degree in art history, art education, fine art, museum studies, or a related discipline; Master’s degree preferred.

Three or more years of professional museum education and/or teaching experience with K-12 audiences. Demonstrated ability in object-based teaching and knowledge of diverse learning and teaching styles. Familiarity with current best practices in art, museum, and classroom education strategies.

Proven ability to successfully handle several projects simultaneously and meet multiple deadlines. Capable of balancing strategic thinking and planning with ongoing program implementation and day-to-day administrative duties.

Must be able to work collaboratively and proactively with diverse colleagues, collaborators, and audiences. The ability to work evenings, weekends, and some holidays.

Preferred: Supervision and budget experience. Studio art experience. Experience working with docents.

JOB PURPOSE:
To manage the Museum’s Teacher and Student Learning initiatives, programs, and resources for early childhood, K-12, and college educators and students.

DUTIES, WORK PERFORMED:
  • With the Head of Multigenerational Learning and the Assistant Educator, Teacher and Student Learning, define and articulate a strategy for effectively engaging teachers and students that aligns with the departmental philosophy and contributes to the advancement of institutional strategic priorities;
  • Design and implement a robust offering of Teacher and Student Learning initiatives for early childhood, K-12, and college educators and students; stay informed on current local, state, and national best practices, trends, standards and policies in P-16 education;
  • Develop, implement, and teach interdisciplinary and diverse programs and resources for educators related to the Museum’s collections and special exhibitions, including object-based teaching strategies and resources;
  • Conceive of and implement promotional materials and educational resources;
  • Assist in the training and evaluation of volunteer docents, particularly for school programs, with specific emphasis on effective gallery teaching and facilitation to fulfill program objectives;
  • Lead the Museum’s outreach to regional schools (administrators, teachers, and students). Maintain strong cooperative relationships with City and County school districts, local colleges, and other partner organizations;
  • Develop and implement advisory panels and evaluation instruments to assess and influence the impact of programs. Regularly evaluate and report on Teacher and Student Learning initiatives and make adjustments based on findings;
  • Assist with preparation of Teacher and Student program budgets, and manage budgets;
  • Supervise staff, contract staff, interns and volunteers in conjunction with Teacher and Student Learning activities; identify and hire teaching artists and representatives from cultural or community organizations as program presenters;
  • Present occasional programs, lead tours, gallery talks, and assist with the delivery of other Learning & Engagement programs as needed; represent the Museum at off-site conferences and school education programs;
  • Participate in cross-functional teams, projects, and initiatives and contribute to museum-wide projects as appropriate;
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.
The above statements of this job description describe the general duties and level of work performed by employees assigned to this position. They do not claim to describe all of the functions of this position. Employees may be assigned other duties and the essential functions may change or be changed from time to time. (2/2019)

To apply visit: https://www.slam.org/careers-opportunities/

THE SAINT LOUIS ART MUSEUM IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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This job posted by MERC from March 8 through June 7.

Collections Manager

Fenimore Art Museum & The Farmers' Museum
Cooperstown, New York, USA


Fenimore Art Museum and The Farmers’ Museum in Cooperstown NY are seeking a Collections Manager to act as the primary steward of the collections at the Museums. This member of the professional staff ensures the safety, integrity, condition, proper documentation and handling of all objects within the collections.

The successful candidate will be energetic, positive, self-motivated, a problem-solver and a team-minded individual. Master’s Degree in Museum studies or equivalent is required. To obtain a complete job description, contact Barbara Fischer at b.fischer@fenimoreart.org. This position offers a competitive salary and generous benefits package. To apply, please send cover letter, resume and three professional references to the email above. EOE.

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This job posted by MERC from March 4 through June 3.

Museum Curator (Exhibit Hall & Facility)

The Whale Museum
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, Washington, USA


The Whale Museum is seeking a person to fulfill the role of Museum Curator (Exhibit Hall and Facility).  Year-round FT employment.   (Please note: job functions have been combined in order to provide a full-time, year-round position.)

Established in 1979 as the first U.S. museum dedicated to whales living in the wild, The Whale Museum’s mission is to promote stewardship of whales and the Salish Sea ecosystem through education and research.  Our facility is located on San Juan Island, northwest of Seattle, Washington.  This remote island is accessible only by ferry, boat or plane. 

The Museum Curator's responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • management and care of the Museum's collections and exhibits
  • oversee operation and maintenance of the Museum building
  • coordinate volunteer recruitment, database management, and scheduling
  • conduct education programs, guided tours, other educational programs, and special events as needed
  • provide assistance in Gift Shop
The Museum Curator works closely with staff and/or contracted consultants to plan, budget and implement specific projects associated with their areas of responsibility.

This position works closely with the Executive Director and other staff, particularly the Education Curator, the Stranding Network Coordinator, and the Visitors’ Experience Team Manager. The successful candidate will be highly flexible. Required work schedule includes weekend coverage on a year-round basis.

Qualifications: a Bachelor’s Degree in Museology/Museum Studies or 3 years’ experience in a relevant field, excellent communication skills (oral and written), excellent attention to detail, excellent computer/technological skills (i.e., word processing, database management, spreadsheets, graphics, and social media. Specific programs include: Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Access, Excel, and Publisher, as well as PastPerfect Collections Software, Adobe Create Suite), grant writing, experience with public communication, and project management experience.  A varied skill set and flexibility are major assets. Familiarity with the Pacific Northwest environment, Salish Sea ecosystem and its inhabitants is a plus; emphasis is placed on knowledge of the federally-listed endangered community of Southern Resident Orcas, the threats they face and efforts underway to help them recover.

Electronic submissions are encouraged.  It is suggested that a PDF compiled with the requested information be submitted.  While it is planned for the new person to be in place as soon as possible, start date is negotiable for the right candidate.  Active review of submitted applications will begin March 1, 2019, but applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. Application package should include: a cover letter, resume and up to five references (either reference letter or contact information for each reference).  Please send to: 

Jenny L. Atkinson, Executive Director
The Whale Museum
P. O. Box 945
Friday Harbor, WA 98250
Email: jenny@whalemuseum.org
Website: www.whalemuseum.org

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This job posted by MERC from February 20 through May 20.