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Associate Director and/or Associate Librarian
American Philosophical Society Library & Museum
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA


The American Philosophical Society (APS) has decided to integrate its Library, home to a renowned research collection, with its Museum, a nationally-recognized exhibition program, in order to form the American Philosophical Society Library and Museum. The new unit will bring together programming, curatorial, and archival staff with the plan to grow the APS’s collection, expand its public and scholarly programming, and increase its exhibition activity and outreach efforts.

As part of the re-organization, the Society is seeking to hire an Associate Director/Librarian to help manage the expanded operations. Because this is a new unit, the Society is holding an open call for applicants interested in taking on a leadership role at one of the foremost research institutions in the country. The Society is especially interested in candidates who have extensive experience in libraries, museums, and/or public history and who have shown scholarly productivity and creativity. The new hire will report to the Society’s Librarian (Director of the Library and Museum), supervise the operations of approximately half of the APS Library and Museum’s staff, and have involvement in senior-level decisions for the APS Library and Museum. The specific contours of the job and its administrative responsibilities will be tailored to fit the hire’s skillset. Likely areas of involvement are scholarly and public programming, digital scholarship, and curatorial and exhibit planning. Applicants with extensive library experience may have more involvement in library operations.

The integration of the Library and Museum presents an exciting moment of change for a venerable institution and for the right candidate interested in being a part of it. We encourage all those interested in learning more about the position to email the Librarian at librarian@amphilsoc.org.

Candidates must apply at https://apply.interfolio.com/63358 with the following:
  1. Cover letter of no more than three pages that outlines how their experience can help guide and grow the APS Library and Museum through this transition. Applicants are also asked to include their salary expectations and a list of three references in their cover letter. No letters of reference, please.
  2. CV that highlights work accomplishments and major scholarly achievements.
Applications will be accepted through June 17, 2019.

The American Philosophical Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Successful applicants will be asked to show proof that they can legally work in the U.S.

About the American Philosophical Society Library
Founded in 1743, the American Philosophical Society’s Library, located near Independence Hall in Philadelphia, is a dynamic research center that holds over 14 million pages of manuscripts, 275,000 bound volumes, a remarkable rare book collection, and a growing digital library. The Library’s holdings make it among the premier institutions for documenting the history of the American Revolution and Founding, the study of natural history in the 18th and 19th centuries, the study of evolution and genetics, quantum mechanics, and the development of cultural anthropology, among others. The Library also hosts two Centers that build upon its collection strengths. The Center for Native American and Indigenous Research (CNAIR) promotes innovative uses of the Library’s collections that benefit indigenous communities and academic scholarship and the Center for Digital Scholarship (CDS) promotes the collections through digitization, digital humanities, and the development of innovative library software. The Library offers over thirty fellowships a year (approximately twenty-five short-term and ten long-term) and hosts a robust slate of programming, including conferences and symposium that draw an international audience. The Library has a staff of approximately twenty-five across seven departments. More information on the Library can be found here: https://www.amphilsoc.org/library.

About the American Philosophical Society Museum
The American Philosophical Society Museum’s exhibitions showcase the Society’s renowned collections. The current exhibition—Mapping a Nation: Shaping the Early American Republic—traces the creation and use of maps during the early American republic. Past exhibitions have featured items such as Thomas Jefferson’s hand-written draft of the Declaration of Independence, a notebook from Lewis and Clark’s Western expedition, a rare 18th-century telescope, Darwin’s hand-written title page for On the Origin of Species, and the only known portrait of Benjamin Franklin’s wife Deborah. Each exhibition offers imaginative programs from guided school tours for grades four through twelve to tailored visits for undergraduate and graduate courses, which interpret the historical themes and objects on view and connect them to relevant issues in the world today. Exhibitions are open to the public every year from mid-April through December and attract over 130,000 visitors annually. The Museum has four full-time staff plus two curatorial postdoctoral fellows. More information on the Museum can be found here: https://www.amphilsoc.org/visit-museum.

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This job posted by MERC from May 21 through June 17.





Kress Interpretive Fellowship
Colgate University
Hamilton, New York, USA


Located on Colgate University's beautiful campus in Hamilton, New York, the collection of the Picker Art Gallery (PAG) 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. The Picker Art Gallery and the Longyear Museum of Anthropology are distinguished university museums that play a significant role in Colgate's teaching mission and reputation, a relationship that is deepened with the Museum Studies Minor in the Department of Art and Art History and the graduate program in the Department of Education Studies (MAT degree).

This 9-month grant funded, entry-level position will end June 30, 2020.
  • A demonstrated knowledge of art history
  • Knowledge of museum interpretation
  • Excellent research abilities
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Interest in the scholarly research, diligent and persistent
  • Works collegially with a diverse group on a daily basis (faculty, students, staff, community members)
  • Strong aptitude to learn University organizational systems and to process knowledge.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office and Google programs
  • Experience with Social Media
  • Experience in a museum, gallery or other educational fields
  • Expertise in pre-modern European art
  • Presentation of a paper at a regional/national conference a plus
  • Other languages, reading ability (French and/or German and/or Italian)
  • Experience with museum collections, ideally university museum collections
  • Experience working with museum database systems (e.g. TMS)
  • Experience in training, supervising and/or working with students and interns
  • Knowledge of Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS)
  • Demonstrated experience in working with the public
Must have a master's degree (preferably in Art History; Ph.D. preferred) and a demonstrated knowledge of educational practices.

This grant funded position starts no later than September 1, 2019, and ending June 30, 2020. Requires relocation to Colgate University, Hamilton, NY.
37.5 hours per week, with the flexibility to work weekends and evenings when needed and some travel (e.g collection-based research; professional development such as attending select conferences).

Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/pw4zzstm6wgp276f

PI110043937

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This job posted by MERC from May 17 through August 16.





Historic Preservation Project Manager
Fallingwater
Mill Run, Pennsylvania, USA


This is a full time position offering a competitive salary and excellent benefits. Interested candidates should send a cover letter and a current resume to wpcjobs@paconserve.org and list Preservation in the subject line of the email.

The Historic Preservation Project Manager will provide design and construction project management for the preservation of Fallingwater, a National Historic Landmark designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. This position requires expert knowledge and experience with historic preservation theory and practice as well as a thorough knowledge of construction project management. Must be well versed in using the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties and have the ability to carry out preservation projects requiring the application of historic preservation, engineering, architecture, and landscape architectural standards and methods. Reports to the Director of Preservation and Collections.

A degree historic preservation, architecture, engineering or a related field is required; graduate degree preferred. Other combinations of work experience and education will be considered. Minimum of 3 years of experience in oversight of historic properties and management of preservation construction projects is required. Knowledge of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture and early to mid-20th century building technologies preferred.

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This job posted by MERC from May 3 through August 2.



Visitor Services Coordinator
The Asia Society
New York, New York, USA


The Asia Society, a dynamic organization, seeks a qualified candidate for their NYC Headquarters. Will ensure that all visitors to Asia Society’s New York headquarters building are welcomed warmly, professionally treated and made aware of all the benefits of engagement with Asia Society. This is a player-coach supervisory position where the incumbent will lead by example as well as manage and train a team of part-time and volunteer staff who interface with visitors and support the objectives of the department, as listed in the responsibilities below.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Creates a highly positive experience for museum and institution guests that encourages repeat visitation, membership conversion and positive word of mouth for the Society
  • Proactively and warmly welcomes guests, members and groups in a cheerful, receptive manner at all times.
  • Leads training, scheduling and assigning work to visitor service staff and volunteers
  • Oversees opening and closing of the facility
  • Tracks and monitors attendance and visitation
  • Oversees coat check staffing and management
  • Coordinates with programmers for lobby registration of events
  • Proactively markets Asia Society opportunities to visitors, selling museum admission, program tickets, memberships and institutional services.
  • Works closely with Box Office Senior Coordinator in ticket processing and distribution.
  • Processes credit cards and cash transactions.
  • Answers phone calls in a friendly manner, providing requested information about museum, programs and services
  • Ensures smooth flow of visitors by helping to guide visitors to various locations.
  • Resolves complaints from guests and members on site or escalates to management as needed.
  • Stays abreast of current and upcoming exhibitions, programs, special events, services and marketing campaigns.
  • Helps maintain inventory of printed information and marketing materials and ensures signage is properly placed.
  • Working with security to ensure VS staff is trained in active shooter training, fire, emergencies, first aid and CPR
  • Perform all other duties as required and assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.
  • 2-3 years related work experience.
  • Proficiency with computers/Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Salesforce experience and ACME box office software knowledge a plus.
  • Exceptional customer service skills public relations techniques, including phone etiquette
  • Previous museum experience and foreign language skills preferred.
  • Must be available to work weekends, evenings and holiday periods.
Generous benefits. Email resume to:

AsiaStoreJobs@AsiaSociety.org
Please indicate Job Code MEC-1916 in the subject line of your email.

Asia Society is an equal opportunity employer.

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This job posted by MERC from April 26 through July 26.



Executive Director of NMC Dennos Museum Center
Northwestern Michigan College
Traverse City, Michigan, USA


Tracking Code: 1088-443

Position Title: https://www.nmc.edu/about/employment/staff/ED-Dennos Museum Center 4-19.pdf

Department: Dennos Museum Center
Reports To: President

Anticipated Starting Date: July 1, 2019

Starting Salary: $86,650.00 annually plus a generous retirement and benefit package including medical, dental, vacation, paid sick leave, and tuition benefit. For more details about benefits, go to https://www.nmc.edu/hr/ and click on Salaries and Benefits, or request a copy from the Office of Human Resources.

JOB SUMMARY
Established in 1988, and bolstered by support from a uniquely philanthropic community, the Dennos Museum Center (DMC) is a flagship of Northwestern Michigan College (NMC) with a mission that “seeks to engage, entertain and enlighten its audiences through the collection of art, the presentation of exhibitions and programs in the visual arts, sciences and performing arts.” The Museum's signature collection is Inuit Art from the Canadian Arctic (largest in the U.S.) and a permanent art collection (in addition to the Inuit collection) including regional and international contemporary artists with newly expanded galleries to showcase the permanent collection; and a 367 seat Auditorium for lectures and concerts.

NMC is inviting applications for the position of Executive Director, seeking an individual adept at creating connections with colleagues, community partners, and philanthropic supporters, to nurture investment in the strategic directions of the college and the community. The successful candidate will join a highly talented staff seeking to extend the reach of the museum both on campus and the community.

This hands-on position provides vision, planning, and management of collections, programs, and operations consistent with NMC and the professional standards of the American Alliance of Museums.

Northwestern Michigan College is located in Traverse City, Michigan, a community valued for its quality of life in a region nationally recognized for its natural beauty. The region is proud of its vibrant arts and culture communities and organizations.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, CERTIFICATES and LICENSES
Required:
  • Able to assess quality in the visual and performing arts for the purpose of developing the museum's collections, exhibition and performing programs
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Computer skills, including knowledge of Internet, email, calendaring software
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate, organize and promote exhibitions and concert programming and/or oversee the same
  • Demonstrated ability to design, layout, install, and light exhibitions working with museum's staff and volunteers
  • Demonstrated ability to raise funds via grant writing and donor engagement
Preferred:
  • Master's Degree
  • Preferred experience at least 5 years
FOUNDATIONAL COMPETENCIES: Essential for all NMC employees
  • Ethical behavior and integrity
  • Commitment to quality service, responsible stewardship, continuous improvement
  • Agility/adaptability/tolerance for ambiguity
  • Accountability/personal responsibility
  • Commitment to lifelong learning
  • Create/Contribute to a culture of innovation and thoughtful risk-taking
  • Collaboration/Team work
  • Value all people
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
Supervises others in accordance with NMC's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding, recognizing employees; addressing performance problems or gaps.

WORK HOURS:
This is a full-time, 40+ hour per week position.

TO APPLY:
Applications submitted by May 3, 2019 will receive first consideration. Applications must be submitted online at http://www.nmc.edu/jobs. For assistance call 231-995-2612 or 1-800-748-0566 x52612 or email hr@nmc.edu.

Non-Discrimination Policy Notice
Northwestern Michigan College is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, disability, genetic information, height, weight, marital status or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities and admissions. https://www.nmc.edu/about/policies/board-staff/D-702.00.html

Michigan Law requires that a person with a disability or handicap requiring accommodation for employment must notify the employer in writing within 182 days after the need is known.

Required Skills

All applicants are required to review the job description prior to applying. https://www.nmc.edu/about/employment/staff/ED-Dennos Museum Center 4-19.pdf.

Please upload a cover letter, resume and submit answers to each of the following questions in 200 words or less:
  • Describe a situation in which you advocated for the inclusion of a visual artist or performing group that may have been considered a ‘stretch' for the audience/organization. What was your reason for doing so? What was your approach to advocacy? Were you successful? How did the audience respond?
  • The Dennos has grown and evolved through commitment to a mission consistent with the vision and values of Northwestern Michigan College, built upon a history of innovation and entrepreneurial experience,and on community and individual philanthropy. Based on your experience, describe your approach to developing a vision for the next 3-5 years.
  • Leadership requires managing diverse and divergent perspectives from stakeholders. Describe a specific initiative in which you sought to balance divergent interests. What were the challenges you had to overcome? Reflect on the decisions you made that determined the measure of success achieved. Job Location Traverse City, Michigan, United States Salary 86,650.00 - 86,650.00 USD Special Instructions to Applicants Please attach resume, cover letter and submit answers to the questions above in 200 words or less to your online application http://www.nmc.edu/jobs; scan and attach transcripts, if possible. Official transcripts related to the position will be required of all finalists. Please mail to: Northwestern Michigan College Attention: Human Resources 1701 E Front Street Traverse City, MI 49686. or e-mail to: hr@nmc.edu

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This job posted by MERC from April 17 through July 17.



Membership Manager
International African American Museum
Charleston, South Carolina, USA

Position Description: Membership Manager

Position Overview

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

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

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

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

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

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



Marketing/PR Manager
International African American Museum
Charleston, South Carolina, USA


Position Description: Marketing/Public Relations Manager

Position Overview

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

Responsibilities

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

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

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

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



Executive Director
Bosque Museum
Clifton, Texas, USA


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

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

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

BOSQUE MUSEUM WEBSITE:
www.bosquemuseum.org

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

Job Description

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

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


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

Dr. Leslie Bennett
leslieubennett@gmail.com

OR

PO Box 269
Clifton, TX 76634

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



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


SALARY:
$26.79 Hourly
$55,716.00 Annually

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

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

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

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

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

QUALIFICATIONS:
Recruitment Guidelines:


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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Position #19-6141-02

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



Associate Educator, Teacher and Student Learning
Saint Louis Art Museum
St. Louis, Missouri, USA


SAINT LOUIS ART MUSEUM
LEARNING & ENGAGEMENT

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

REPORTS TO:
Head of Multigenerational Learning

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

THE SAINT LOUIS ART MUSEUM IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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



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


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

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

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



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