Director

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 www.archives.gov. 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
Email: Directors.Applications@nara.gov

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



Director

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


Civil Service Title: ASSOCIATE PUBLIC RECORDS OFFICE

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.

To Apply
Search for the Job ID # 271823
External Candidates please go to www.nyc.gov/careers
Current NYC employees please go to www.nyc.gov/ess

NO E-MAILS, PHONE CALLS, FAXES OR PERSONAL INQUIRIES PERMITTED.
NOTE: ONLY THOSE CANDIDATES UNDER CONSIDERATION WILL BE CONTACTED.


Posting Date: 11/15/2016

Post Until: Until Filled

The City of New York is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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This job posted by MERC from March 23 through June 22.



Community Coordinator

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


Civil Service Title: COMMUNITY COORDINATOR

Level: 00

Title Code No: 56058

Salary: $50,362.00/$57,916.00-$78,177.00
Frequency: ANNUAL

Title Classification: Non-Competitive

Business Title: Manager, Public Programming and Development

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

Division/Work Unit: Executive Offices

Number of Positions: 1

Job ID: 284596

Hours/Shift: Full-Time / 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 Manager of Public Programming and Development is responsible for preparing and implementing a strategic plan for programming, outreach and education initiatives at the Department of Records and Information Services.

The manager would:
  • Develop and manage plans for individual events, series and on-going programs and education projects Develop opportunities for outreach within New York City communities
  • Proactively coordinate with internal teams on a variety of matters that intersect with public programming and education initiatives
  • Plan and implement a development strategy for new and renewed funding sources to support programming, education, and other agency projects
  • Provide direction and communication to team regarding ongoing projects and tasks
  • Support efforts of the agency, working collaboratively and in a team environment
  • Write, edit, and design publicity materials for events, programs, and education projects
  • Manage staff and interns
Minimum Qualification Requirements
1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and two years of experience in community work or community centered activities in an area related to the duties described above; or
2. High school graduation or equivalent and six years of experience in community work or community centered activities in an area related to the duties as described above; or
3. Education and/or experience which is equivalent to "1" or "2" above. However, all candidates must have at least one year of experience as described in "1" above.

Preferred Skills
Requirements:
  • 5-8 years of experience in managing programming and/or development teams
  • Results-oriented with a track records in successful outreach and programming initiatives
  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills
  • Strong knowledge of New York City government, records, archives, and/or museum related institutions
  • Versatility in a deadline-oriented, multi-tasking environment
  • Exhibit expertise in the design and implementation of social media campaigns on platforms including twitter, Facebook and blogs
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.

To Apply
Search for the Job ID # 284596
External Candidates please go to
www.nyc.gov/careers
Current NYC employees please go to
www.nyc.gov/ess

NO E-MAILS, PHONE CALLS, FAXES OR PERSONAL INQUIRIES PERMITTED.
NOTE: ONLY THOSE CANDIDATES UNDER CONSIDERATION WILL BE CONTACTED. APPOINTMENTS ARE SUBJECT TO OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET (OMB) APPROVAL


Posting Date: 3/14/2017

Post Until: 03/27/2017

The City of New York is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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This job posted by MERC from March 23 through March 27.

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.
Research:
  • 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
Qualifications
  • 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 ctaylor@nha.org

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.

Education Director

Texas Maritime Museum
Rockport, Texas, USA


Position: Education Director
Job Type: Full Time
Salary: $25,000 Annually with basic health insurance
Organization: Texas Maritime Museum
Location: 1202 Navigation Circle, Rockport, TX
Reports to: Kathy Roberts-Douglass, CEO
Consults with: Phil Barnes, Curator; Alisha Brundrett, Executive Assistant; Board of Trustees Education Committee
Supervises: Part Time Front Desk Staff, Seasonal Staff (camp counselors), Volunteers

The Texas Maritime Museum is a private non-profit organization, and the official maritime museum of the state of Texas. Opened in 1989 we have been exciting and educating the public about Texas maritime history and artifacts for over 27 years. It focuses on four main themes of early exploration and settlement, boatbuilding and shipbuilding, recreational and commercial fishing and offshore oil and gas production.

Overall Responsibility:
Creating and implementing educational programs relevant to the mission of the museum; ensuring community cooperation and relationships through volunteers and partnerships; providing direct communication to board of trustees.

Key Areas of Responsibility:
  • Maintain and develop innovative curriculum for established programs
  • Scheduling and providing tours
  • scheduling and providing outreach programs
  • developing curriculum for temporary exhibits
  • developing community partnerships with organizations and schools
  • recruiting, training, and maintaining volunteers
  • directing all camp activities (SEA Camp, H2Odyssey, Sailor’s Holiday Spring Break)
  • grant research and writing
  • implementing and assisting with fundraising activities for the organization and the department
  • formulating and maintaining the department’s budget
  • flexible schedule to accommodate evening and weekend events, exhibits, and program activities.
Qualifications:
  • Master’s level degree in Education, Museum Studies, History, or related field.
  • 1-3 years of experience preferred
  • strong sense of customer service
  • excellent organizational skills
  • good time management skills
  • supervisory experience with adults and adolescents
  • proficient in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Familiar with social media and the internet
  • able to communicate to a variety of audiences regardless of age, gender, race, education or disabilities
  • Fulfills monthly reports and schedules as well as other administrative duties as necessary.
SUBMIT RESUME AND THREE REFERENCES BY EMAIL TO KLRDOUGLASS@GMAIL.COM OR BY MAIL TO 1202 NAVIGATION CIRCLE, ROCKPORT, TX 78382

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

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 www.noeticexsearch.com or www.ccm.org.

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.

Please visit the Museum's website at: http://www.colgate.edu/campus-life/arts-on-campus/picker-art-gallery.

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.
Qualifications
(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.

Apply Here: http://www.Click2apply.net/km6nzjtckf7dtjbn

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

Director of Operations and Facility Management

Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA)
Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA


Director of Operations and Facility Management – Exempt Position

Summary

The Director of Operations and Facility Management reports to the Executive Director and manages the physical plant and the areas of Security, Visitor Services and Museum Shop, Facility Rental, and Maintenance. The Director of Operations and Facility Management is responsible for the successful functioning of all mechanical and electronic systems pertaining to the building, creating a safe and secure environment, and ensuring the building and grounds are impeccably maintained. Makes executive decisions pertaining to museum operations, emergencies, and personnel issues; assisting in museum administration; maintaining building security; maintaining responsibility for daily cash handling and recording of gift shop; serving as the building coordinator and primary contact for facilities issues; supervising museum operations staff; attending meeting and events as necessary; and performing other related duties as assigned.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

Monitor MOCA’s physical plant including HVAC, plumbing, electrical and mechanical systems, utility usage, structure and roofing; work closely with the City of VB to maintain its maximum effectiveness’.

Conduct regular inspections of the building and grounds to determine maintenance needs and recommendations for improvements and repairs.

Develop a 5 and a 10-year plan for building maintenance, lease hold improvements and replacement and renewals. Manage the plan to achievement.

Manage the scheduling of building inspections, renovation and capital improvement projects and landscaping needs with City of Virginia Beach Departments of Building Maintenance, Parks and Recreation and/or vendors.

Provide operational support for all staff regarding telecommunications and computer networking. Conducts the recruitment and selection of outside contractors as needed for all major office equipment and AV.

Supervise Museum’s operational staff and/or contract services in security, maintenance, visitor services, gift shop and facility marketing.

Manage building and staff schedules.

Manage visitation data collection for grant information and analysis.

Work closely with Executive Director to formulate the Museum’s strategic goals and initiatives and monitor their progress.

Work closely with senior staff to foster advancement initiatives to include: fundraising activities, donor solicitation and grant development.

Oversee budget development and expense management for the Operations, Facility Rental, Taxable Sales and Administration budgets.

Responsible for meeting departmental budget goals and initiatives.

Provide Operations staff with training, support and resources needed to perform their jobs at the highest standard and to comply with but not limited to OSHA requirements, EEOC and DOL regulations and Museum injuries/incidents reporting procedures.

Build strong relationship with MOCA’s broad constituencies that include: Board of Trustees, members, donors, artists, collectors, educators, philanthropic organizations, corporate leaders, peer institutions, media, vendors, and city representatives.

Maintain working knowledge and understanding of American Alliance of Museums standards and best practices, staying abreast of emerging trends and practices in museums.

Work collaboratively with all staff to facilitate a positive working environment and visitor experience. Assist all departments in determining requirements of new exhibitions, programming and special events.

Assist with opening and closing of the Museum as needed.

Represent the Museum at public events, participating in professional development with peers when possible.

Required Qualifications

Bachelors’ degree in Business, Museum Studies or related work experience required. Minimum of 3 years, 5 years preferred of related museum, facility management or operations experience. Demonstrated management success, strong administrative and interpersonal skills, excellent writing, communication and computer skills, and proven budget and multi-tasking skills desired. Must have strong leadership and planning skills with proven effectiveness in managing staff. Knowledge of modern computer programs, including database entry and Microsoft Office. Occasional nights and weekend are required. This position requires confidentiality. Physical requirements include prolonged standing and sitting, must be able to balance, bend, climb, crouch, reach, stand, sit and twist. Must have the finger dexterity to operate mechanical and office equipment. Must be able to lift/move up to 50 lbs. Must exhibit mobility to monitor and maintain systems organization wide and to meet the daily demands of the position.

Organization

The Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) is a nonprofit institution founded in 1952 to foster awareness, exploration and understanding of the significant art of our time. Regularly changing exhibitions feature painting, sculpture, photography, glass, video and other visual media from internationally acclaimed artists as well as artists of national and regional renown. By balancing its four primary activities--gallery exhibitions, studio art classes, educational outreach programs and outdoor art shows--MOCA seeks to involve a diverse regional public in the rich and active language of contemporary visual art.

MOCA does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, or sexual orientation.

Contact
Mail or email resumes and letter of interest to:
MOCA Human Resources
email: Alison@VirginiaMOCA.org
Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art
2200 Parks Avenue
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
fax: 757.425.8186

No phone calls please

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This job posted by MERC from March 16 through June 15.

Clark Travel-to-Collections Research Fellowship

Benson Ford Research Center, The Henry Ford
Dearborn, Michigan, USA


The Clark Travel-to-Collections Fellowship provides support for research using the automotive history collections of The Henry Ford. The generous donation of the Henry Austin Clark, Jr. Library in 1991 substantially increased these collections. Applications are welcomed from researchers who want to use the automotive history collections and plan to publish or publicly present the results of their research. Researchers from all disciplines are welcome and may include doctoral candidates, automotive researchers, journalists, teachers, librarians, museum curators, archivists, and students. The grant covers a minimum two-week period up to a maximum of two months. The research may cover any area of automotive history, and may include design, manufacturing, marketing, industrial policy, corporate history, or labor relations. Research should be directed toward production of a specific publication or scholarly work, such as an article, chapter of a book, lecture, film, etc.

For additional information and application instructions, please visit our website.
https://www.thehenryford.org/collections-and-research/about/ways-to-get-involved/

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This job posted by MERC from March 16 through June 15.

Director

Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library and Museum
Austin, Texas, USA


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

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

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

This position is an excepted service Senior Level (SL) appointment within the Federal Government and serves at the pleasure of the Archivist of the United States. The salary range for the position is $124,406 - $172,100. Relocation expenses may be paid. Detailed information about NARA and the national Presidential Library System is available at www.archives.gov. The deadline to apply is May 12, 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 12, 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
Email: Directors.Applications@nara.gov

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This job posted by MERC from March 16 through May 12.

Exhibit Designer

City of Farmington
Farmington, New Mexico, USA


To apply and be considered for this position, please go to www.cofjobs.com to complete an online application.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

Works under the administrative guidance and direction of the Museum Director.

Responsible for the conceptual design, construction, installation and maintenance of all permanent, temporary and traveling exhibits for the museum system.

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

Works as member of the exhibit development team in the long range planning of exhibits, content and concepts for museum system.

Oversees daily maintenance and operation of exhibits.

Fabricates exhibit components or oversees fabrication work with outside designers and fabricators as assigned to insure a quality product; coordinates with other city departments including parks and recreation and building maintenance for fabrication work.

Coordinates and schedules project tasks that must be performed by other divisions within the city and subcontractors outside the city.

Assists with and designs all visual aspects in museum system including but not limited to: exhibits, river interpretive signage, directional/informational signage, store merchandise, displays, marketing/ advertising displays, visitor information booth, etc.

Maintains a complete inventory of all department tools, exhibits and equipment; oversees exhibit shops and maintains exhibit furniture and cases.

Purchases and maintains exhibit supplies and materials.

Assists with the repair of office equipment, furnishings, fabrication, materials and general maintenance of museum facilities.

Assists in all areas of museum operations at any of the museum facilities. Participates in special events and openings, programs and receptions, etc.

Assists with the development of grant proposals and other revenue generating projects.

Communicates with purchasing staff in obtaining quotes and/or bids for materials and services needed to complete assigned projects.

Ensures that projects remain within allotted time frames and projected budget schedules and reports any deviation of this schedule.

Works as an administrative staff member to assist with various museum/city wide special events such as Riverfest, Freedom Days, Totah Festival, etc.

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

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

Attendance at work is an essential function of this position.

NON-ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

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

QUALIFICATIONS

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

Requires a Bachelor’s degree in design or museum studies or other relevant field of study and a minimum of three years experience working in a museum with a background in designing, fabricating, installing and managing, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Valid New Mexico driver’s license with acceptable driving record for the past three years.

Ability to organize, direct, and manage activities and projects, work independently and demonstrate good judgement.

Ability to communicate effectively verbally, in writing, and electronically. Ability to understand and carry out written and verbal instructions.

Knowledge of drafting practices, project management skills, and exhibit fabrication standards and resources. Ability to identify and resolve problems. Must possess an understanding of the application of the American=s with Disabilities Act. Ability to transfer ideas into blueprints.

Ability to work with hand and power tools safely.

Knowledge of computer hardware and software in communications, design and fabrication, and exhibit components.

Ability to interact effectively with a variety of personnel at different levels of responsibility.

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

Ability to work a varied schedule including weekends, evenings and holidays

TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED:

Motorized vehicles and equipment including trucks, utility truck, saws, compressors, sanders, generators, common hand and power tools, shovels, wrenches, radio, phone, computer, lifts, etc.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

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

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

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

The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

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

Duties are performed in a combination of museum, retail and shop environments both inside and outside in weather conditions. Facilities may expose employee to high noise, heat, cold, electrical exposure, sharp instruments, moving mechanical parts, vibrations, temperature changes, unpredictable ventilation, dust and other airborne particles, paint and other fumes, toxic or caustic chemicals, and physical obstacles. The employee occasionally works in high, precarious places.

The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

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

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This job posted by MERC from March 16 through April 14.

Instructor or Lecturer and Art Gallery Coordinator

University of Central Florida / School of Visual Arts and Design
Orlando, Florida, USA


The School of Visual Arts and Design (SVAD) at the University of Central Florida (UCF) invites applications for a full-time 12-month Art Gallery coordinator. This is a non-tenure earning position at the rank of instructor or lecturer. The UCF Art Gallery coordinator will create an innovative exhibition and lecture program that inspires and informs SVAD arts and designs majors and also appeals to the broader university and regional communities. The successful candidate will teach, perform service, and participate in campus and community life. UCF supports and rewards teaching excellence and offers undergraduate B.F.A and B.A degrees as well as M.F.A and M.A degrees in Emerging Media. The School of Visual Arts and Design has approximately 2,700 majors across five areas that include Architecture, Art History, Digital Media, Film, and the Studio Arts. The position’s anticipated start date is August of 2017.

The school is seeking an energetic, resourceful, and creative professional with a minimum of two years of full-time experience in a gallery or museum. The Gallery coordinator will develop curatorial projects and implement an exhibition program that enhances UCF’s educational mission and curriculum. The Gallery coordinator will collaborate with the SVAD exhibition committee to envision, plan, and produce exhibitions and programming; develop collegial relationships with faculty and students; and cultivate the pedagogical role of exhibitions.

The UCF Art Gallery coordinator will direct and manage all gallery operations including, but not limited to: managing a budget; training and managing gallery staff, supervising volunteers and interns; planning, preparing, and promoting exhibitions and programming; overseeing the collection and acquisitions; fostering public relations by initiating community outreach; and collaborating with established public art programs.

Position Minimum Qualifications
Master’s degree in Studio Art or a related field from an accredited institution for instructor rank or a terminal degree (Ph.D. or M.F.A.) in Art, Fine Arts, Art Practice or a related field from an accredited institution for a lecturer rank; at least two years of experience in gallery programming; teaching experience at the college level; solid administrative and organizational skills; effective communication skills; technical proficiency.

Preferences
Ph.D. in Art History, Comparative Art, Art Education, or Design from an accredited institution or M.F.A. in Art, Fine Arts or Art Practice from an accredited institution; grant writing and fundraising ability; collection management experience; curatorial and exhibition design practice.

Special Conditions
The work locations are on the UCF main campus in East Orlando (primary location) and downtown at the Center for Emerging Media.

Additional Application Materials Required
The university requires that all candidates apply online at https://www.jobswithucf.com/ In addition to the online application and in order to be fully considered for the position, please upload the following individual PDF documents: 1) letter of application, 2) CV, 3) curatorial philosophy, 4) teaching philosophy, and 5) contact information for three professional references. In addition, applicants must submit a single multi-page PDF that includes: up to 20 images of student work, exhibition installations, exhibition catalogues or related publications with descriptions of contributions to the exhibits shown (i.e., relevance to criteria outlined in the position description).

NOTE: Please have all documents ready when applying so they can be uploaded at that time. The site will not accept more than 10MB total per applicant. Once the online submission process is finalized, the system does not allow applicants to submit documents at a later date.

Complete applications must be received by April 6, 2017. The selected candidate will be required to provide official transcripts.

The review of applications will begin immediately. For any questions, please contact the search committee chair, Molly Reilly at molly.reilly@ucf.edu

UCF is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply, including minorities, women veterans and individuals with disabilities. As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.

The University of Central Florida is an emerging preeminent research institution and America’s Partnership University. Our 13 colleges provide education and opportunities to more than 63,000 students from all 50 states and more than 150 countries. Located in Orlando, Florida, UCF is one of the largest universities in the country with 212 degree programs from which to choose. UCF is ranked as a best-value university by The Princeton Review and Kiplinger’s, and one of the nation’s most affordable colleges by Forbes.

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This job posted by MERC from March 13 through June 12.

Museum Store Assistant Buyer

Fallingwater
Mill Run, Pennsylvania, USA


Fallingwater, the architectural masterwork designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, is seeking an Assistant Buyer for its Museum Store. This exciting position will assist the Museum Store Manager in selecting and buying merchandise, budgeting, inventory control, merchandising, product development and licensing. Qualifications include a degree in visual arts, art history, merchandising, or interior design, with retail buying experience. Must have 2 or more years of buying experience in books, fine craft, art or architecture related items, preferably in a high volume retail or museum setting. Must be creative and be able to demonstrate visual merchandising skills. A graphic arts or photography background, along with a working knowledge of Photoshop is preferred. This position will require the ability to travel several times a year to various product markets.

Additional skills required are excellent verbal and written communications skills, customer service and sales skills, and well developed organizational skills.

This is a full time position, providing a competitive salary and excellent benefit package. To apply, email a cover letter, resume and salary expectations to wpcjobs@paconserve.org and list Assistant Buyer in the subject line of the email. Deadline to apply is April 15, 2017.

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This job posted by MERC from March 10 through April 15.

Museum Director

Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts
Spring, Texas, USA


Summary

The Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts (PFMFA; The Pearl) seeks an experienced, entrepreneurial, and business-minded individual to lead the museum during its next stage of growth. The Director will be responsible for furthering the goals and mission of the Pearl and directing development, fundraising, marketing, general management, financial management, and fostering member/volunteer/docent/board relations of the PFMFA. The Director will also be responsible for maintaining and fostering the museum’s image of exceptionalism. The Director must be able to capitalize on the PFMFA’s existing strengths and provide leadership and management for the next chapter in the PFMFA’s history. The Director is expected to be an active participant in the community and in all areas of responsibility. The Museum Director is responsible to the Board of Directors and reports to the Chairman of the Board of Directors.

About the Museum

The Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts opened to the public in March 2008. The museum is a non-collecting museum located in Spring, Texas that serves the greater northwest Houston communities of over one million people. It is the only museum of fine arts outside the central museum district of Houston. Together with the Barbara Bush Branch Library, the Foundation for the Arts and Cultural Enrichment (FACE), and the Cypress Creek Christian Community Center, the PFMFA is part of the Cypress Creek Cultural District. The museum has become an important social, cultural, and educational center for the area.

From its humble beginnings, the museum has progressed to being named the Houston Press Best Small Museum in 2010 and, again, in 2015. The Houston Press stated, “The Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts has snagged a Best Small Museum nod before. It wins again this year for the very simple reason that it's doing excellent work. The brilliance in its programming is that it showcases works rarely seen publicly from small, private collections held locally.”

More than 185,000 visitors, including 60,000 school children, have visited the Pearl since its opening, experiencing world-class art. The galleries have exhibited 46 shows since opening. Exhibitions have ranged from exquisite European paintings, Texas paintings, Japanese objects, American paintings, contemporary pieces, African Gold, ceramics, pottery, glass, metal, recycled objects into art, Hispanic art, French collections, and many more.

Vision

To be the leading fine arts museum in greater Houston, outside the downtown museum district.

Mission

While upholding the highest ethical and professional museum standards, the Pearl’s mission is:

1. Provide direct, first-hand access to original works of art and other culturally, historically, and aesthetically significant objects to a regional, national, and international audience.

2. Offer outstanding and inclusive educational and public programming.
Education has been a key element of our mission since the very beginning. That vision has expanded to include school children to university students to senior adults. The school program is outstanding, serving 8,000 children each year as part of their scheduled school field trips. The museum has recently launched a leading-edge special needs program serving visually impaired and autistic children.

The physical space of the museum encompasses about 11,000 square feet. The duration of each exhibition is approximately four months. A strong volunteer base by an active Guild, docents, and community service organizations provides needed assistance in operations.

The Pearl is funded by grants from businesses and charitable foundations, donations from our dedicated donor base, and an Endowment Foundation.

Responsibilities

A. As Museum Director, manage the operational and administrative duties of the Pearl in an efficient and effective manner.
  1. Oversee budget development and financial management; ensure the accuracy and integrity of complete financial and accounting records and reports.
  2. Develop plans for exhibitions and programs including exhibition sponsorships.
  3. Direct the personnel and employment of human resources that includes interviewing, hiring, training, encouraging, coaching, and disciplining and terminating employees.
  4. Ensure the efficient operation and maintenance of the facility, including HVAC systems, technology systems, janitorial staff, and grounds maintenance.
  5. Maintain and oversee the effective safety and security of the museum.
  6. Enhance the PFMFA’s marketing program to raise awareness and grow audiences.
  7. Facilitate the development of web-based marketing and strong social media presence.
  8. Collaborate with community partners to enhance the arts in the Northwest Houston area.
  9. Participate in Board meetings as Director and administrator of the museum.
B. As Chief Fundraiser, engage vigorously and effectively in development and fundraising.
  1. Consistent with the PFMFA’s current and long-term needs, lead fundraising events, annual fundraising initiatives, specific grant proposals, capital campaigns, and membership campaigns.
  2. Develop and monitor gift and endowment contributions for the Endowment Foundation.
  3. Cultivate and strengthen relationships and communications with members, Board of Directors, donors, and supporters of the PFMFA.
  4. Providing a high degree of visibility in the community, strengthening community relationships and serving as chief spokesperson for the PFMFA.
C. As Chief Strategic Planner provide visionary leadership in long-range planning and implementation.
  1. Advance the current long range plan established by the Board of Directors.
  2. Lead the Board of Directors in an annual strategic plan update.
Candidate Profile
  • Possession of a bachelor’s degree is required and an advanced degree preferred.
  • Relevant executive experience working with a board of directors and leading a staff; minimum of five years of successful and progressive responsibility, executive experience in a museum environment.
  • Exceptional skills in development, fundraising, marketing and financial management.
  • Experience in successful grant writing.
  • Strong skills in written and verbal communication and organization.
  • Possess an entrepreneurial spirit, including the capacity to develop innovative strategies for income generation, audience-building, and programming.
  • Possess the capacity to develop and maintain positive relationships with members, donors, and community constituents.
  • Possess a strong work ethic and high level of energy.
Salary Range:
  • Compensation will range between $65,000 - $75,000 commensurate with qualifications and experience
  • Attractive benefit package is provided
To Apply:

Send a letter of interest, resume, copy of college/graduate school transcripts and a list of three professional references with contact information by email to pearlfinchermuseum@gmail.com. Position will remain open until filled; however, it is the desire of the Search Committee to have an approved candidate ready to assume the position in early May 2017.

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

Sailing Instructors

Mystic Seaport
Mystic, Connecticut, USA


Mystic Seaport is seeking five sailing instructors who will also serve as directors for our Joseph Conrad Overnight Summer Sailing Camp. During this residential program campers sleep aboard an historic full-rigged ship, the Joseph Conrad, learn to sail Dyer Dhows during the day, and participate in fun activities at night, including a boat ride on the Mystic River, 19th- century “zip-lining” (Breeches Buoy life-saving re-enactment), a Planetarium show, climbing the rigging, and more. For more information visit http://www.mysticseaport.org/learn/summer-camps/conrad/.
This position is seasonal from June-August 2017, and is responsible for assisting in the day-to-day boat and sailing facility maintenance and lesson plan development for beginning and intermediate sailors age 10-15. In addition, this position teaches sailing to campers, helps to supervise Sailing Assistants, supervises and implements evening activities, and sleeps onboard the historic vessel Joseph Conrad.

The available positions are:

Sailing Instructor and Assistant Waterfront Director
Responsibilities
  • Assists in day-to-day direction of program
  • Instructs campers in sailing, rowing, seamanship, and maritime history
  • Assists with the maintenance of launches and Dyer Dhow sailboats
  • Prepares and posts all information for campers
  • Maintains an inventory of all supplies and materials
  • Keeps accurate records of boat maintenance for Dyer Dhows and JY 15’s
  • Excellent communication skills required for interaction with children, staff, junior counselors, and parents
  • Other responsibilities as assigned
Required Qualifications:
  • At least 18 years of age
  • Previous residential program and sail instruction/teaching experience
  • Ability to manage young people in a fast paced environment
  • Enjoy working with teens and preteens
  • Standard First Aid and CPR certified
Sailing Instructor and Office Manager
Responsibilities
  • Assists in day-to-day direction of program
  • Instruct campers in sailing, rowing, seamanship, and maritime history
  • Administers first aid and dispenses prescriptions
  • Maintains first aid supplies and log
  • Keeps accurate records, in particular the heath records for all staff, volunteers, leaders, and trainees
  • Maintains close communication with group leaders and museum personnel to ensure smooth program operation
  • Related responsibilities as assigned
Required Qualifications:
  • At least 18 years of age
  • Current American Red Cross certification in Standard First Aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (the long versions of each) or their equivalents
  • Previous residential program and sail instruction experience
  • Ability to work with young people
  • Current American Red Cross Advanced Life Saving is preferred
Sailing Instructor and First Aid Manager
Responsibilities
  • Assists in day-to-day direction of program
  • Instruct campers in sailing, rowing, seamanship, and maritime history
  • Administers first aid and dispenses prescriptions
  • Maintains first aid supplies and log
  • Keeps accurate records, in particular the heath records for all staff, volunteers, leaders, and trainees
  • Maintains close communication with group leaders and museum personnel to ensure smooth program operation
  • Related responsibilities as assigned
Required Qualifications:
  • At least 18 years of age
  • Current American Red Cross certification in Standard First Aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (the long versions of each) or their equivalents
  • Previous residential program and sail instruction experience
  • Ability to work with young people
  • Current American Red Cross Advanced Life Saving is preferred
Sailing Instructor and Waterfront Director
Responsibilities
  • Assists in day-to-day direction of program
  • Instruct campers in sailing, rowing, seamanship, and maritime history
  • Administers first aid and dispenses prescriptions
  • Maintains first aid supplies and log
  • Keeps accurate records, in particular the heath records for all staff, volunteers, leaders, and trainees
  • Maintains close communication with group leaders and museum personnel to ensure smooth program operation
  • Related responsibilities as assigned
Required Qualifications:
  • At least 18 years of age
  • Current American Red Cross certification in Standard First Aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (the long versions of each) or their equivalents
  • Previous residential program and sail instruction experience
  • Ability to work with young people
  • Current American Red Cross Advanced Life Saving is preferred
Sailing Instructor and Alternate Director
Responsibilities
  • Assists in day-to-day direction of program
  • Instruct campers in sailing, rowing, seamanship, and maritime history
  • Administers first aid and dispenses prescriptions
  • Maintains first aid supplies and log
  • Keeps accurate records, in particular the heath records for all staff, volunteers, leaders, and trainees
  • Maintains close communication with group leaders and museum personnel to ensure smooth program operation
  • Related responsibilities as assigned
Required Qualifications
  • At least 18 years of age
  • Current American Red Cross certification in Standard First Aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (the long versions of each) or their equivalent
  • Previous residential program and sail instruction experience
  • Ability to work with young people
  • Current American Red Cross Advanced Life Saving is preferred
Please visit our employment site at https://www.mysticseaport.org/about/employment/all-positions/ to view the full job descriptions.

To Apply: Please submit a Mystic Seaport application (https://www.mysticseaport.org/wp-content/uploads/Mystic-Seaport-Employment-Application.pdf), resume, and cover letter to human.resources@mysticseaport.org OR to Mystic Seaport PO Box 6000 Mystic, CT 06355 Attn: Human Resources. An EOE.

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