Assistant Registrar of Exhibitions

Madison Museum of Contemporary Art
Madison, Wisconsin, USA

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

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

Free Enterprise Institute Programs Manager

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

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

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

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

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

Dr Pepper Museum and Free Enterprise Institute
Executive Director
300 South 5th Street
Waco, Texas 76701

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


The Saint Louis Art Museum
Saint Louis, Missouri, USA

REPORTS TO: Head Preparator


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

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


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

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.


Title Revised: 10/2006

Rev. 8-2014

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

Hospitality Associate

Liberty Science Center
Jersey City, New Jersey, USA

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Liberty Science Center is a non-smoking facility.

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

Senior Client Services Representative

Artex Fine Art Services
Landover, Maryland, USA

Artex is the nation’s largest and most comprehensive fine art service provider to museums, galleries, auction houses and private collectors. We specialize in the safe handling of fine art, antiques and museum objects of all kinds. We provide transportation, crating and packing, storage, installation, rigging, and conservation services to museums, galleries, and auction houses as well as private and corporate collections. No matter the size or scope of the job, we provide solutions that meet or exceed the expectations of our clients, while ensuring them the most cost effective service possible. For this reason, ARTEX is routinely chosen to handle the most complex and demanding of projects, ranging from entire museum relocations to the shipment of an individual piece.

THE ROLE (Multiple Locations)
Reporting to the General Manager, the Senior Client Services Representative is responsible for leading the local customer service team and developing short term and long term business relationships. This position works directly with key accounts, larger projects, and responds to requests for services, creating estimates for jobs and insuring the coordination of the services once jobs are confirmed. Works closely with a wide variety of clients and all the Artex service departments to insure the highest level of client satisfaction. We have positions available in Long Island City, NY, Somerville, MA, Davie, FL and Inglewood, CA.

  • Works closely with the Director of Client Services and General Manager to identify, set sales goals and opportunities with clients in the market that the office is serving.
  • Oversees the allocation of client accounts and associated work assignments amongst the client services team members per the skill set and workload of each individual; ensuring that client demands are met in a responsive and efficient manner
  • Provides feedback to Director of Client Services and General Manager on business development efforts and on the status of client relationships.
  • Works with all departments to ensure that clients are provided with the highest standard of service to handle, pack, move and protect their property.
  • Identifies what resources are available both internally and externally to successfully realize the customer's requests in a timely, efficient manner.
  • Manages the complex logistics required to consolidate and disperse traveling exhibitions
  • Conveys and coordinates client information to Artex' operations departments to ensure the success of each job and coordinates any work performed by other service departments
  • Work with Director of Client Services and General Manager to market Artex’s transportation, storage, crating, packing, conservation and collection management services.
  • Provides guidance to team members on how to properly develop client relationships, create estimates, solve client problems, work with other departments and offices, and how to communicate to all parties with clear and complete information.
  • Proactively anticipates service concerns and works with colleagues to develop solutions
  • Bachelor’s degree or 8 years of similar experience working in a museum, gallery, or fine arts services company is preferred.
  • Strong communication skills with experience interacting with art professionals and high net worth individuals preferred.
  • Excellent problem solving skills and conflict resolution management required
  • Knowledge in handling paintings, sculptures, and antiquities preferred
  • Ability to effectively and professionally respond to frequent changes, delays, or unexpected client requests
  • Excellent communication skills with demonstrated ability to articulate relevant information and direction in an organized and concise manner
  • Experience working with a museum database system or similar
  • Capable of working under pressure and able to meet deadlines
  • Knowledge of conservation standards and practices
  • Museum or gallery inventory management experience preferred
  • Proficiency in computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and the ability to navigate within the internet required.
  • Exemplary written and verbal communication skills
  • Travel as needed
If you feel you possess the experience and qualifications outlined, please submit your cover letter and resume to our HR department at for immediate consideration. Please include Job Title and Job Posting Number in the Subject Line when applying. To learn more about Artex please visit

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This job posted by MERC from April 9 through May 10.

Guest Services Manager

Evanston Museum featuring Horology & Glass
Evanston, Illinois, USA

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

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

Executive Director

Evanston Museum featuring Horology & Glass
Evanston, Illinois, USA

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

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

Jane Emison Assistant/Associate Curator of South and Southeast Asian Art

Minneapolis Institute of Art
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

The Jane Emison Assistant/Associate Curator of South and Southeast Asian Art will develop, research, exhibit, and publish Mia’s collection of South and Southeast Asian art. This dynamic curator will cultivate relationships with donors, professional colleagues, partner organizations and the community in furtherance of Mia’s strategic goals.

In this role, you will...
  • Interpret the museum’s collection of South and Southeast Asian art through permanent collection gallery displays, didactic materials and publications.
  • Conduct research and mount special exhibitions, with accompanying publications.
  • Oversee the care and preservation of the collection by ensuring proper and responsible handling and installation of objects and recommending objects for conservation treatment.
  • Speak publicly about the museum’s collection and provide training for museum guides.
  • Be an active member of the scholarly community of your area of expertise by speaking at symposia/colloquia and by publishing in related journals.
  • Locate, research and propose acquisition of South and Southeast Asian works of art that significantly augment the museum’s existing collections.
  • Work closely with collectors and prospective donors.
  • Be an engaged and proactive member of the Department of CSSAA, who subscribes to the museum’s positive culture and is dedicated to enhancing the visitor’s experience.
Specific Requirements
  • Master’s degree in the field of South and Southeast Asian art studies (Ph.D. preferred).
  • Assistant or Associate Curator level contingent on level of experience in the area of South and Southeast Asian art, including proven record of organizing exhibitions and producing publications of high quality.
  • Demonstrated skill at strategically building a collection through gift and purchase.
  • Ability to work independently and coordinate complex projects to completion.
  • Team player with proven ability to work effectively and positively with staff, trustees, and all other internal and external contacts.
  • Ability to build positive and effective relationships with donors and the broader community.
Who You Are
You have a passion for Asian art and are an enthusiastic advocate for all things Mia. You are creative and open minded with positive and effective communication skills. 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...
Recognizing the value in others’ unique perspectives.
Knowing your success is directly related to visitor satisfaction.
Setting challenging goals and achieving them.

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
A complete application includes a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation. Please send the letter and curriculum vitae to Please also ask references to send letters of recommendation directly to by Friday, May 19, 2017.


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This job posted by MERC from April 7 through May 19.

Museum Division Manager

St. Mary's County Government
Leonardtown, Maryland, USA

POSITION: Museum Division Manager, C10, $64,501- $74,797 (B.O.E.) + FRINGE BENEFITS
DEPARTMENT: Recreation & Parks
OPENING DATE: 04-05-17
CLOSING DATE: 05-03-17

Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s Degree preferred.
Experience: Seven or more years of management experience related to Museums, historical attractions or related facilities.
Note: Any equivalent combination of acceptable education and experience which has provided the knowledge, skills and abilities cited below may be considered.

  • Negative drug test result from pre-employment drug screen;
  • Successful candidate must provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States prior to employment.
JOB SUMMARY: Provides leadership and management of the Museum Division. To include; strategic planning, fundraising and developing collaborative external and internal partnerships, overseeing museum operations, establishing procedures and assessing the work of assigned staff to facilitate the achievement of Museum Division goals and objectives; works under the supervision of the Recreation and Parks Director with a wide latitude for independent action and judgment; performs other duties as assigned.

  • Manages and administers the operations of the St. Clement’s Island-Potomac River Museum, Piney Point Lighthouse Museum & Park and Drayden African-American School house including exhibits and daily activities;
  • Collaborates with the Director of Recreation & Parks and the Museum Board of Trustees to develop and implement a strategic plan incorporating best practices and maintaining museum accreditation;
  • Writes grant applications for museum funding and researches and implements new grant opportunities;
  • Oversees and manages the effective marketing and promotion of Museum exhibits, activities and programs;
  • Works with Local and State elected officials, Boards and Committees and the community to promote and enhance the Museum Division and to develop fundraising opportunities;
  • Assists the Director of Recreation and Parks with the development of the Museum division budget and with management of the Capital Improvement Projects relating to the County's Museums;
  • Conducts research, preserves, conserves, exhibits, interprets and collects those particular archaeological and historical features which are of significance to the prehistory and history of the County;
  • Oversees the development and implementation of educational materials, publications and outreach programs to be utilized in the interpretation of the history of St. Mary’s County;
  • Oversees the design and fabrication of museum exhibits;
  • Oversees the registration of museum collections utilizing acceptable techniques recommended by the American Alliance of Museums;
  • Insures that all of the museum’s collections remain in a stable condition by designing guidelines for handling, storage, exhibition and travel of objects and specimens;
  • Supervises, trains, and evaluates assigned staff and volunteers;
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Ability to gain advanced knowledge of St. Mary’s County Government policies and procedures;
  • Ability to act as a representative of St. Mary’s County Government to the public and to communicate effectively;
  • Advanced knowledge of the principles, practices, and procedures of administrative management, and the ability to interpret them to the staff and the public;
  • Extensive knowledge of governmental fiscal policies, procedures, and legal mandates including the budget process;
  • Extensive knowledge on modern research and investigative techniques and procedures;
  • Extensive knowledge of the laws, statutes, and ordinances of the State of Maryland and St. Mary’s County;
  • Ability to keep the Director and all relevant parties informed of all major issues and programs and to recommend changes as appropriate;
  • Ability to supervise, plan, and coordinate the work of diverse staff in order to accomplish departmental goals and objectives;
  • Ability to review, evaluate, and initiate appropriate action on technical and legal reports, contracts, and documents concerning departmental matters;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with county officials, associates, subordinates, representatives from other agencies, and the general public;
  • Knowledge of electronic resources, including the Internet and database information retrieval;
  • Ability to operate relevant computer systems, including hardware and software, and office machines; knowledge of museum practices and methods, including the design and preparation of exhibits;
  • Ability to design informative historical exhibits.
Work requires no unusual demand for physical effort.
Work environment involves everyday risks or discomforts which require normal safety precautions typical of such places as offices or meeting rooms, e.g., use of safe work place practices with office equipment, and/or avoidance of trips and falls.

Hiring Salary: $64,501 - $74,797 (B.O.E.) annually.

FLSA: Exempt

St. Mary’s County Government offers a complete benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life insurance and long-term disability. We offer a 457 deferred compensation plan, employee assistance program, and education reimbursement. All employees are required to participate in the Maryland State Retirement and Pension System (SRPS).

SELECTION PROCEDURE: Applications will be screened for those who meet job requirements and have related experience. Selected applicants will be invited for an interview. All candidates will be notified of their selection or non-selection for interview.

Governmental Center- Potomac Building,
Third Floor, Dept. of Human Resources
23115 Leonardhall Drive, Leonardtown, MD
Phone: 301-475-4200 extension: 1100 Fax: 301-475-4082 Must press the * key before the extension
Email: Website:

ACCESSIBILITY NOTICE: If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process due to a physical or mental disability, please contact the ADA Coordinator: or (301) 475-4200, Extension: *1110.


St. Mary's County Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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


John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum
Boston, Massachusetts, USA

The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) invites applications for the position of Director, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum. This institution is part of the Presidential Library System, administered by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum is located in Boston, MA.

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

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

This position is an excepted service Senior Level (SL) appointment within the Federal Government and serves at the pleasure of the Archivist of the United States. The salary range for the position is $124,406 - $172,100. Relocation expenses may be paid. Detailed information about NARA and the national Presidential Library System is available at The deadline to apply is May 19, 2017.

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

The deadline to apply is May 19, 2017. Applicants should submit a resume and a statement addressing how their qualifications and experience relate to the qualifications outlined above to the following address:

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

Fax: 301-837-3199

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This job posted by MERC from March 24 through May 19.


Roscoe Village Foundation, INC.
Coshocton, Ohio, USA

Position Summary: The Roscoe Village Foundation (RVF), a private 501c3 non-profit organization is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Director. The Director will manage daily operations while providing vision and leadership in program development and fundraising. The Director will also be responsible for the RVF budget, and for enhancing relations between the RVF board, staff, volunteers, and surrounding community.

Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Report to the RVF board of trustees, organize and set meeting agendas with the board president.
  • Produce annual budgets, monitor departmental results and control expenses.
  • Focus on fundraising methods to increase the RVF endowment.
  • Create a plan to increase RVF memberships accompanied by a considerate member care program.
  • Empower management/staff to collaborate and make goal setting and problem solving a priority.
  • Develop marketing strategies to increase public awareness of Historic Roscoe Village.
  • Demonstrate willingness to effectively communicate and partner with major stakeholders.
  • Preserve and maintain physical assets including buildings, grounds and artifacts.
  • Oversee and revitalize cultural and educational programs.
Qualifications and Requirements:
  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in History, Education, Museum Studies, Administration/Management or a related field.
  • Minimum three years related experience in tourism, nonprofit organization, education or business preferred.
  • Knowledge of fundraising principles and grant-writing techniques.
  • Proficiency in writing and public speaking.
  • Possession of strong financial skills used to develop and grow annual budgets.
  • Commitment to maintain positive working relationships with RVF board, staff, volunteers, and neighboring businesses/partners.
  • Willingness to work a variable schedule, including weekends and evenings when needed.
Compensations & Benefits:

Starting salary is $45,000 annually with a competitive benefit package. Increases are based on experience and performance.

Mission Statement:

The Mission of the Roscoe Village Foundation is the Preservation, Restoration, and Interpretation of Roscoe’s heritage during the Ohio Canal Period.

To Apply:

Please send resume and cover letter by May 15, 2017:

Director Search Committee
Roscoe Village Foundation, Inc.
600 N. Whitewoman St.
Coshocton, Ohio 43812

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This job posted by MERC from March 24 through May 15.

Head, Preservation & Conservation

City of New York, Department of Records and Info Service
New York, New York, USA


Level: 02

Title Code No: 60217

Salary: $57,221.00/$65,804.00-$81,791.00
Frequency: ANNUAL

Title Classification: Competitive

Business Title: Head, Preservation & Conservation

Work Location: 31 Chambers St., N.Y.

Division/Work Unit: Municipal Archives

Number of Positions: 1

Job ID: 271823

Hours/Shift: Day - Due to the necessary duties of this position, candidate may be required to be on call and/or work various shifts such as weekends and/or evening shifts.

Job Description
The NYC Department of Records & Information Services (DORIS) seeks an experienced conservator and preservation professional to manage all aspects of the preservation program for Library and Archival collections. With considerable latitude for independent judgment, the Head will assume wide-ranging responsibilities which include: surveying and project planning; disaster preparedness; pest management (including mold remediation); handling and care training; storage and housing; treatment; managing the daily operation of the conservation laboratory and supervising subordinate staff; participating in professional development and outreach activities including tours and exhibits; ensuring compliance with industry standards and best practices; and serving as a resource for NYC agencies. The Head will assume a vital role in current initiatives which include maintaining an effective disaster/emergency response and recovery plan; advising on measures necessary to protect collections during the relocation to a new facility; and establishing an internship program. The Head will work in close collaboration with the Director of the Municipal Archives, as well as library and archives staff.

Minimum Qualification Requirements
1. A master's degree from an accredited college in Library Science, Archival Science, American History, Political Science or a related area, plus two years of full-time experience in archival or library science, one year of which must have been in a supervisory capacity of incumbents performing at a professional level; or
2. Education and/or experience equivalent to "1" above. However, all candidates must have a master's degree from an accredited college and the one year of supervisory experience as described in "1" above.

Preferred Skills
  • A master’s degree in conservation and preservation of library and archival materials
  • At least three years of experience in an active Conservation lab
  • Knowledge and demonstrable experience with simple to complex treatments on varied formats especially books and paper
  • Demonstrated knowledge and skills in the evolving practice of conservation
  • Demonstrated project management experience
  • Enthusiasm and the ability to work effectively in collaboration with others
  • Strong writing and public speaking skills
Residency Requirement
New York City residency is generally required within 90 days of appointment. However, City Employees in certain titles who have worked for the City for 2 continuous years may also be eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, or Orange County. To determine if the residency requirement applies to you, please discuss with the agency representative at the time of interview.

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Posting Date: 11/15/2016

Post Until: Until Filled

The City of New York is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Obed Macy Research Chair

Nantucket HIstorical Association
Nantucket, Massachusetts, USA

The Obed Macy Research Chair (“NHA Historian”) oversees key research, publication, writing and historical documentation efforts for the NHA. He/she collaborates with other staff in the development, coordination, and evaluation of programs, publications, and exhibitions that serve and strengthen the historical accuracy and integrity of the NHA’s offerings.

The incumbent will engage staff and volunteers in the furtherance of research-related objectives of the NHA. The NHA Historian will oversee the NHA Oral History Program; coordinate with the Annual Verney Fellow; coordinate meetings and activities of the NHA Research Fellows; lead the completion of the NHA Interpretation Master Plan; and participate in the development of historic structures reports, cultural landscape reports, and furnishing plans for NHA’s historic sites. He/she will participate as a key team member of the Exhibition Planning Team, and also as a member of the Program Planning and Review Committee (PPRC).

The NHA Historian is a ‘flexible practitioner’ of history with an appreciation that all successful history teaching is more or less the practice of ‘exact imagining’. He/she will have a firm focus on end products and the transformative difference research in a museum environment makes to the visitor experience. He/she will also be interested in promoting the Association and its aims, and in the engagement, cultivation, and coordination of an ever-widening array of scholar educators. The NHA Historian will be at home in archives, objects, and stories, appreciating that all such resources help weave an historical narrative of Nantucket as a microcosm of America.

The NHA Historian reports to the Director of Museum Resources. The position is full-time and exempt from overtime.

Exhibition, Interpretation and Publications
  • Leads the development of the NHA Interpretation Master Plan
  • Participates in the development of historic structures reports, cultural landscape reports, and furnishing plans for NHA’s historic sites.
  • Works closely with colleagues to ensure that the NHA’s strategic goals are met through contributions to exhibitions, interpretive planning, publications, and public speaking engagements
  • Identifies and ensures historical accuracy in all printed materials developed by the NHA
  • Is the Association’s key liaison with the ‘Sconset Historical Research Group
  • Participates in exhibition development with Museum Resources Department and supports related interpretive training, as needed
  • Identifies and works with local, state, and national agencies in ways that enhance the programs and practices of the NHA’s Library and Research efforts
  • Oversees and edits the Association’s member publication Historic Nantucket and, upon request, contributes to other publications
  • Oversees NHA’s publications program for new or reprinted books and manuscripts
  • Organizes, coordinates, and evaluates occasional seminars/symposia serving the NHA’s mission
  • Leads the NHA Oral History Program, including training, oversight of volunteers, development of priorities for oral history recording, and identified how oral histories can be integrated into programs and exhibitions. Maintains the NHA’s permanent archive of oral histories in partnership with the Chief Archivist.
  • Assists in grant writing and other efforts to raise money to support programs of the NHA.
  • Identifies research objectives of the NHA, and conducts ongoing research according to an adopted plan
  • Deploys research associates, Fellows, interns, graduate students, and independent scholars in service of the NHA’s research needs
NHA Representation:
  • Represents the NHA in relevant professional and public arenas, including media engagements
  • Demonstrates and promotes an ethic of ‘exceeding expectations’ shared and demonstrated by all staff
  • MA in History, with emphasis in American History and/or Maritime History
  • Demonstrated experience in historical setting/museum setting
  • Excellent research, writing and communication skills
  • Experience editing a major publication or journal
  • Public presentation skills
  • Outgoing and NHA customer-focused
  • Ability and interest in working with dynamic team
  • Sense of humor
Submit a cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references to Catherine Taylor, Director of Museum Resources, NHA, PO Box 1016, Nantucket, MA 02554 or email to

Deadline for application is close of business on Friday, May 5, 2017.  Salary is commensurate with experience.

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This job posted by MERC from March 21 through May 5.

Executive Director

National Children’s Museum
Washington, DC, USA

The National Children’s Museum has been inspiring and educating children between the ages of 2 -14 and their families since 1974. The museum leadership has focused on building a nationally-recognized cultural and educational institution designed especially for children. NCM served over 300,000 kids and families from December 2012 to January 2015 both at its temporary museum facilities located at National Harbor in Maryland and its “Museum without Walls” Programs. In late 2014, the NCM Board made the decision to return to Washington, DC and during the transition, it has operated as a “Museum on the Move” by serving the region through community and school outreach programs, traveling exhibits and partnerships with other organizations. NCM has identified a new space to house the museum in downtown Washington, DC and is involved in lease negotiations.

The Executive Director is charged with carrying out the vision and mission under the direction of the Board of Directors. Together with the Board, the Executive Director will be responsible for overseeing the start-up of the museum in the new facility and ensuring the health and vitality of the organization long-term. This will include setting its strategic direction, running a fiscally sound operation, and creating an educationally rich environment that inspires, enlightens, and engages children and their families.

The National Children’s Museum is seeking a skilled museum professional with a track record of leadership, business management, innovation and sound financial control at a senior level. The ideal candidate will have a personal history of taking a project from concept to completion. S/he will have a deep commitment to the NCM mission and the ability to create experiences that address a thematic focus of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM). Experience in growing an organization via operational and philanthropic income generation is needed. Evidence of managing and motivating a complex organization as well as success in managing board level relations are essential. A successful fundraising track record is necessary. An undergraduate degree from a four-year college or university, or equivalent, is required. A Postgraduate degree is preferred.

Applications and nominations are being received by Noetic Search. If interested, please click here to submit a current resume and cover letter. For more information, visit or

National Children’s Museum is an equal opportunity employer.

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This job posted by MERC from March 20 through June 19.

Registrar/Collections Manager

Colgate University
Hamilton, New York, USA

Job Category: Professional/Administrative

Division/Department: P/DF-Picker Art Gallery

Full time/Part Time: Full-Time

Working hours: Weekdays, Occasional Evenings, and Weekends

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 two 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. Reporting to the Director of University Museums, the registrar/collections manager of the Picker Art Gallery is part of the museum team and responsible for, but not limited to, all aspects of the care and management of objects owned by or on loan to the Picker Art Gallery and the Longyear Museum of Anthropology, the handling of both collections in accordance with approved policies and in alignment with museum best practices.

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The registrar/collections manager is highly skilled and responsible for all aspects of the care and management of works owned or on loan to Colgate University Museums. The successful candidate is a team player and enjoys to plan for and realize the digitization of the collections in an effort to put the collections online; establish, develop, and implement policies and procedures related to collections management with pertinent staff that are in keeping with best practices in the field, AAM museum standards, and ethics for registration.
  • Responsible for record-keeping systems (electronic and paper), inventory procedures, administration of insurance policy, documentation, storage, care, handling/packing, condition, display and security of objects (in permanent collections and on loan).
  • Oversee the electronic collections management database systems.
  • In conjunction with pertinent staff, responsible for system security, digitization of images to be included in the databases, periodic software upgrades and database system migrations, metadata development and development of database search capabilities.
This position will be primarily accountable for the thoroughness, accuracy and the proper documentation and filing and storing of all object records (both digital and paper). Ensures that data entry for all objects is properly conducted, that all objects are recorded consistently in the relevant database(s), and in alignment with best practices.

Accountable for managing orderly records, files, and retrieval systems for Colgate University Museums collection (f.ex. history, location, provenance). Produces accurate and timely reports (e.g. in conjunction with appraisals, inventories, insurance purposes, exhibitions), for leading inventories, audits, and spot-checks as required.

Accountable for working with curators and other museum staff to develop a style guide and policies (e.g. collections management) in addition to establishing proper protocols (e.g. handling of objects), ensuring that forms (e.g. loan forms, deed of gift) are meeting AAM standards and are approved by Colgate University.

Accountable for the proper care of all objects and for keeping the storage areas (on and off-site) neat and according to protocol and in consultation with pertinent museum staff and conservators.

Essential Functions:
Oversee monitoring of environmental conditions of all collection spaces in communication with Facilities and Security Manager and appropriate staff.

Serve as a courier to accompany designated works, as required.

Accountable for the development and implementation of registrarial policies and procedures in keeping with AAM standards and the institution's code of ethics and ensuring all relevant policies, laws and compliance standards are met.

Accountable for informing University risk management of all relevant information to ensure sufficient insurance is in place.

Accountable for ensuring proper and effective maintenance, functionality and data integrity of core museum software programs. Ensures database software is upgraded and in accordance with best practices.

Accountable for ensuring proper packing, safe shipping and receiving of works and associated documentation. Accountable for overseeing donations and acquisitions of works into the collections, and ensuring that appropriate paperwork is executed in a timely manner. Responsible for effective stewardship of gifts (e.g. deed of gift) in compliance with University, AAM and other regulatory guidelines.

Accountable for assisting students, faculty and other individuals in research of, and access to the collections.

Ensures input from appropriate stakeholders (e.g. conservators, appraisers) and accountable for effective collaboration with museum team including curators, preparator, facility and security manager, security staff, the departments of Advancement, Campus Safety, ITS, Facilities, and Risk Management.
  • Accountable for following the established Code of Ethics for Museums.
  • Accountable for the management of photographic services (f.ex. rights and reproduction requests). Knowledge of copyright and fair use knowledge issues a must.
  • Manage Study Room (Dana), schedule, receive, fulfill requests for class visits; record attendance in database.
  • Assist in developing online access to collection management systems. Manage user access and training staff on the use of collection systems.
  • Supervise assigned staff. Direct and provide training for outside art handlers and contractors. Train and supervise students/interns in museum registration methods.
  • Contract for outside services as needed in conservation, shipping, photography, and insurance.
  • Collaborate with curators and preparator in regard to collections, (traveling) exhibitions, installations/deinstallations, and loans of objects to/from other institutions. Responsible for logistics related to loans and traveling exhibitions; administer proper forms/documentation; coordinate appraisals and update records.
  • Interact with potential donors/patrons to facilitate gifts to the University Museums collections.
  • In conjunction with curatorial, respond to and fulfill requests from faculty, students, staff, public, and museum professionals requesting access to collections for study, instruction, research or loan purposes.
  • Oversee monitoring of environmental conditions of all collections spaces in communication with Facilities and Security Manager and Colgate staff.
  • Work with Facilities and Security Manager, museum team and Colgate staff to develop disaster preparedness plan; set long-range collections preservation policies and procedures.
  • Plan, develop, write, and manage special collections related grant projects.
  • Contribute to budget planning for future collections care needs.
  • As assigned, act as courier to accompany designated works from the collections. Perform all aspects of courierships in keeping with practices endorsed by the Registrars Committee of the American Association of Museums.
  • Represent Colgate University Museums at professional organizations, conferences, and meetings; be an advocate in the field of registration/collections management.
(Education and Experience):
Bachelor's degree in art history, studio art, museum studies, or related field and/or equivalent combination of experience or training required with minimum of 4 years of museum/gallery experience as collections manager and/or registrar and demonstrated knowledge of registration practices required.
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills and demonstrated leadership ability.
  • Demonstrated experience with TMS (The Museum System) required plus ideally proficiency in eMuseum and FileMakerPro strongly preferred. Knowledge of nomenclature, metadata standards and best practices in the field required. Familiarity with producing reports.
  • Excellent computer skills and proficiency with electronic media, such as, but not limited to, Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, Google-Drive required.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively as an independent self-starter.
  • Must be able to plan, prioritize, schedule, implement and oversee simultaneous projects assuring timely completion.
  • Ability to research and prepare cost estimates, develop and successfully manage budgets.
  • Confidentiality, discretion, and flexibility are a must.
  • Must be capable of working collegially with a diverse group of faculty, staff, students, conservators, museum professionals, scholars, collectors, lenders and the general public on a daily basis and foster a cooperative work environment.
  • Must be able to lift and carry up to 25 lbs.; stand, walk, sit for 2-4 hours at one time, work in a variety of temperatures and environmental conditions; and have very good visual acuity. Possess ability to work at heights.
  • Maintain effective communication.
  • Be professional, responsible, an enthusiast and positive member of the team
  • Must possess a high level of accuracy and attention to detail as well as the ability to identify and solve problems as needed.
  • Must be able to work extended hours during installations/deinstallations, scheduled shipments etc. and as needed.
Job Open Date: 03-15-2017

Job Close Date: Open Until Filled

Application Types Accepted: Professional/Administrative

Special Instructions to Applicants: It is the policy of Colgate University not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of their race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, disability, protected Veterans status, sexual orientation and gender identity and expression, genetic information, victims of domestic violence and stalking, familial status, and all other categories covered by recruitment, hiring, upgrading, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, recall, termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation and selection for training at all levels of the employment. Colgate University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities/Females/Persons with Disabilities/Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.

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This job posted by MERC from March 20 through June 19.