Museum and Cultural Resource Job Vacancies







Preparator: Collections and Photography
Saint Louis Art Museum
St. Louis, Missouri, USA


SAINT LOUIS ART MUSEUM
INSTALLATION DEPARTMENT

JOB DESCRIPTION:
Preparator: Collections and Photography
Part – Time: 20 – 25 hours per week, 3 year term (No Benefits)
(non-exempt, grade G $16.83/hour)

REPORTS TO:
Head Preparator and Senior Preparator

SUPERVISES:
No one

SPECIFICATIONS:
BA/BS/BFA or equivalent work experience preferred. High school diploma required, 1-2 years of experience in exhibit preparation, installation, and/or collections management preferred. Experience in museum collection storage and object handling, photography background a plus. Job requires good communication skills, attention to detail, and the ability to lift heavy objects.

Knowledge of the following is also required:
  • Current museum professional standards and best practices with handling and storage for works of art.
  • Ability to identify and use appropriate material handling equipment for object movement, storage and safe object photography set up.
  • Versed in archival materials commonly used within museum collections.
  • Preferential consideration for experience with computerized database systems, preferably TMS (The Museum System)
JOB PURPOSE:
The Collections / Photography Preparator will review with the Head Preparator, location change requests generated through the Registration and Digital Assets departments of proposed collection photography. The Collections / Photography Preparator will help to identify object concerns, consult with the Head Preparator and Conservation department on developing reasonable and safe procedures for object handling and display during studio photography and the safe return to storage. This position will work with the Head Preparator on scheduling to provide safe, efficient object movement and proper photography object setup within parameters for the digital photo studio. This position may be involved in exhibitions and installations as needed, while the job purpose does not represent all the responsibilities and there could be additional assignments and / or training.

DUTIES/WORK PERFORMED:
  • Works with the Head Preparator and Conservators to review and assess requested objects for photography.
  • Collaborate and assist with the Installation department Preparators for object gathering, handling, object movement, and object set up as needed for photography and / or other required object movement requests or installation responsibilities.
  • See that works are collected safely, documented photographically, safely returned to their appropriate storage locations and / or housings, and that accurate locations for all art movement is recorded in the museum database system (TMS).
  • Assist full time Preparators as needed within exhibit installations, object movements, packing and unpacking, or other duties as requested.
The above statements of this job description describe the general duties and level of work performed by employee 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.

Applicants should apply through the Museum’s website – www.slam.org. Additional questions regarding the position or the collection should be directed to the Head of Installation – Christopher.Moreland@slam.org.

The Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to treating all applicants and employees fairly based on their abilities, achievements, and experience, without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by law.

Please reference museum-employment.com when applying for this job.
This job posted by MERC from February 14 through May 16.







Curator
Contemporary Arts Center
Cincinnati, Ohio, USA


The Contemporary Arts Center is seeking a candidate to fill our Curator position.

Founded in 1939 as one of the first institutions in the United States dedicated to showing contemporary art, the Contemporary Arts Center seeks applicants for the full time position of Curator.

Overview:
The Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati, Ohio seeks a dynamic, knowledgeable, and highly motivated curator to organize and steer its international contemporary exhibition program.  Working with the Director and curatorial staff, the curator will be responsible for advancing the CAC’s vision through a multi-faceted program that reflects a spectrum of artistic disciplines, ethnic diversity, gender equality and subject matter. The curator also convenes a Board-level advisory committee that provides feedback on the exhibition and performance programs.

The curator will research, propose, implement, and oversee one-person exhibitions, group shows of varying size, and thematic projects for its Zaha Hadid designed gallery spaces. There is also the possibility to instigate work in public space, including temporary works, performances and interventions. This range of programs will be accessible and engaging for a broad range of constituencies, while also circulating within a global discourse of peer institutions. The curator will be responsible for generating a range of writing to accompany each exhibition, which can include introductory texts, wall labels, brochure essays and/or catalogues.

The CAC presents 6-8 exhibitions per fiscal year, in roughly 20,000 square feet of exhibition space. The ideal candidate for curator will marry lively ambition with financial responsibility, ensuring that exhibitions adhere to annual budgets. This position is part of the senior leadership team of the institution and needs to be a team-oriented, inclusive leader for a superb department of six. In addition, the curator works closely with the CAC Development department to identify and secure a broad range of sponsors for exhibitions, as well as contributing writing and editing to grant proposals and foundation reporting.

Past work should demonstrate creativity in curatorial approach, a global perspective, a representation of diverse artists, and sensitivity towards local audiences. Proven capacity for developing relationships is paramount for this position, which will include working with emerging and established artists as well as a network of art world colleagues and institutions from different parts of the world. The curator will also be responsible for cultivating strong relationships with the local creative community of artists, designers, collectors, donors, as well as partners in the professional community.

A primary responsibility of the curator is to build a strong community constituency for the curatorial program, including partnerships and collaborations with local organizations. Public presentation and speaking skills are integral to success, including leading guided tours of the exhibitions for security, docents, board members, college students and professional groups. The curator also supports development and marketing efforts, including the solicitation of artworks for the yearly fundraiser, consultation for exhibition invitations, and writing texts for the CAC journal Epicenter.

Equally important is:
  • Willingness to develop strategies to engage visitors and the greater Cincinnati community
  • Ability to work in concert and in a congenial manner with other professionals within the institutions who shape creative programs.
  • Desire to work collaboratively with a cross-disciplinary team.
  • Ability to balance the creative and intellectual process of curating with administrative, financial and wider institutional duties.
  • Interest in expanding the dialogue around art.
  • A comprehensive record of writing about art and culture.
All of these duties are to be done in a manner that best animates the mission, mandate and vision of the CAC. The person in this position will be conscious of other CAC programs, exhibition needs and CAC policy and procedures.

Minimum Requirements:
Qualified candidates will have a MA degree in art history, art criticism, or a related field of study plus three to five years of experience working in an advanced curatorial capacity with a record of exhibitions, artistic projects, touring exhibitions, and publications in the field of post-war and contemporary art.  Preference will be given to candidates with a compelling body of curatorial projects, strong interpersonal and communications/presentation skills and advantageous relationships in the global art world. 

Application Process:
Please send cover letter, resume and a writing sample by March 1, 2019 to:

Contemporary Arts Center
44 East 6th Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Attn: Human Resources

Also, application materials can be mailed to astier@contemporaryartscenter.org. No phone calls accepted, nor will they be returned.

The Contemporary Arts Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer where all applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, Veteran or disability status.

Please reference museum-employment.com when applying for this job.
This job posted by MERC from February 8 through March 1.







Director
Wichita Falls Museum of Art, Midwestern State University
Wichita Falls, Texas, USA

Wichita Falls (TX) Museum of Art at Midwestern State University (WFMA) seeks an innovative, collaborative Director to position the museum as a vibrant and interdisciplinary laboratory for exhibitions, programs and events, benefiting the university, city life, and the broader North Texas community. WFMA, first accredited in 1973, has a significant collection of 3,000 works of American art, focused on works-on-paper and emphasizing the development of American printmaking, as well as works in all media by regional/national contemporary artists. Its expansive, recently renovated facility includes an outdoor pavilion for concerts and special events. The new director will bring great imagination, excel at communications, and seek collaborative opportunities to provide a welcoming, rich and engaging museum experience on campus and beyond. The Director reports to the Provost/Vice President of Academic Affairs, oversees 6 full-time staff, and develops an annual budget of $500,000, plus significant in-kind university support from departments including marketing, advancement, HR, security and facilities. RESPONSIBILITIES: Be the face of the museum and an effective advocate and communicator with broad constituencies. Energetically bring in resources to mount a robust schedule of annual exhibitions and programs, supplementing and effectively managing university support and developing long-range financial objectives. Oversee professional staff and artistic programming. Required: Advanced degree in art history, art, museum studies or related field. Minimum four years’ experience in a museum executive-leadership position. Fundraising track-record; financial acumen; excellent communication/collaboration skills; engaging, creative leader. Academic-museum experience an asset. Details/how to apply at www.museum-search.com/open-searches/. Apply by 3/15/2019 to SearchandRef@museum-search.com. EOE. Nominations welcome.

Please reference museum-employment.com when applying for this job.
This job posted by MERC from February 8 through March 15.







Associate Museum Educator
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
Bentonville, Arkansas, USA


Position Summary
The Guide Program at Crystal Bridges currently encompasses approximately 80 guides in the subject-areas of art, architecture, sculpture, and nature. Volunteer guides deliver tours on a daily basis for the public, and for special groups, and programs. The Associate Museum Educator will be the lead on select educational programs offered by the Guide Program and also provide some administrative support for the program. The ideal candidate is organized, detail-oriented, and capable of building meaningful, professional relationships with our dedicated volunteers. The Associate Museum Educator reports directly to the Guide Program Manager, and works with many members of the museum team in departments including education, volunteer services, guest services, special events, curatorial, and trails and grounds.

Principle Responsibilities

Act as lead-educator for selected projects assigned by the Guide Program Manager based on prior experience and fit within the existing program. This includes but is not limited to:
  • Developing an educational training plan for selected projects by determining topics for trainings, contracting guest speakers, collaborating with the guide program and curatorial staff, and facilitating trainings to enhance the continued education of the guides.
  • Creating educational content to align with trainings and tours for selected projects.
  • Developing new tour routes to benefit selected projects where needed.
Plan and facilitate off-site training experiences for guides that offer additional learning opportunities in differing subject areas.

Work closely with the Guide Program Manager with informal and formal assessment for all guides.

Maintain the program’s online learning management system to ensure that content and resources are available to the volunteer guides.

Serve as first staff back-up for tours when a guide is unavailable.

Serve as first point of contact for all volunteer guide inquiries and events, both from internal and external partners.

Monitor volunteer software and communicate with volunteer services to ensure all tours are loaded and filled.

Maintain information systems including EMS and Outlook to make sure that all tours, trainings, and programs are entered.

Keep up to date records of tour attendance.

Cultivate professional, friendly relationships with our dedicated volunteers and museum staff.

Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Education, Training, Traits:

Degree in art, education, museum studies, or a similar field is desirable.

Knowledge of current practices in docent / tour guide programs is desirable.

Interest in a wide variety of topics, including but not limited to art, architecture, sculpture, and nature.

Work Experience:

Two years’ experience teaching a range of ages in museum, school, or community setting or equivalent is desirable.

Two years’ experience in leading tours, presenting programs or public speaking.

Experience working with volunteers, especially in a museum environment is desirable.

Experience providing administrative support, specifically scheduling and program coordination.

Licenses and Certifications:

Valid Arkansas driver’s license with clean driving record. Willing and able to travel locally for program development.

Skills and Abilities:

Proficiency in the use of computer systems, software, and internet based scheduling. Microsoft Office experience required. Knowledge of (or ability to learn) specialized software, including Samaritan, The Museum System (TMS), and Event Management System (EMS).

Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including public speaking.

Strong organizational and interpersonal skills.

Ability to work independently, as well as within a team.

Ability to work some weekends and evenings.

Ability to effectively multitask in a fast paced environment.

Flexibility, creativity and a good sense of humor.

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable a qualified individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical demands: Occasionally, while performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to travel independently regionally and in communities served. In the work environment described below, position requires working at a desk and utilizing a computer and a telephone for prolonged periods of time and good eye/hand coordination, bending and stretching for filing, and physical stamina to lift a minimum of 10 pounds to a height of at least three feet for art materials storage and preparation and as appropriate for the demands of the division office. Vision abilities required by the job include close and distant vision. When not in the office, the person in this position will require the capability of staying in the galleries extended periods of time and navigating through the different Museum buildings and on the trails and grounds also for extended periods of time.

Work environment: Work will be performed in an office environment, museum spaces, outdoors, and in the communities served. When not in the office, the employee will be spending extensive amounts of time in the Museum buildings, galleries, and library as well as on the grounds. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time. The noise level in the Museum work environment is usually low to moderate.

Applicants must apply using the below link:

https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/web.php/jobs/ViewJobDetails?job=12479&clientkey=BC9586F35E70BD74D59EC08D93D8EDD5

Please reference museum-employment.com when applying for this job.
This job posted by MERC from February 2 through May 2.



Head of Public Programming
The Phillips Collection
Washington, DC, USA


The Phillips Collection, America’s First Museum of Modern Art, is one of the premier collections of Impressionist, modern, and contemporary art. Created by the visionary collector Duncan Phillips when he opened his home to the public in 1921, the museum’s intimate environment encourages people to make personal connections with art. Its permanent collection contains more than 5,000 works. The museum organizes numerous traveling exhibitions that expand scholarship and, combined with an active lending program, makes its works available to audiences throughout the world. The museum also produces some of the industry’s most effective and in-depth education programs for teachers and students. Its long-standing music program attracts top classical performers. The Phillips Collection is a privately-supported, not-for-profit organization that raises over 75% of its annual budget through contributions and earned revenue.

POSITION OBJECTIVE:
Envision and execute the museum’s public program initiatives for both special exhibitions and the permanent collection, both onsite and in external spaces and in partnership with local community partners/institutions. Researches, develops, and implements robust, innovative, and inclusive visitor experiences and public programs in alignment with the Phillips’s mission and strategic initiatives. Collaborates extensively with interdepartmental museum teams and external museum partners to create cross-disciplinary and cross-cultural programs that engage current and builds new audiences.

DUTIES:
  • Leads the vision, strategy, and implementation of the museum’s public program portfolio, including programming for special exhibitions, permanent collection, academic collaborations, and interdisciplinary programming.
  • Manages the museum’s public programs for adult audiences: developing, implementing, marketing, and evaluating programs with strong collaboration with curatorial and other departments.
  • Manages the museum’s strategic public programming (including music, education, member, and special events) monthly meeting to ensure cohesion and collaboration in all programming efforts.
  • Fosters and manages public program partnerships including cultural organizations, embassies, and other museums to produce strong global/local partnerships and collaborative programs.
  • Collaborates with Curatorial staff regarding upcoming exhibition opportunities regarding programming opportunities, audience development plans, and visitor experience. Manages the implementation of the audio guide for special exhibitions.
  • Collaborates with the University of Maryland to create and develop unique programming opportunities (including the annual International Forum).
  • Co-creates monthly Phillips after 5 program with cross-departmental collaboration between public programming, special events, marketing, and membership.
  • Works with the Chief Diversity Officer to develop equitable, inclusive, and diverse programming opportunities at the Phillips and satellite locations.
  • Collaborates with Development staff to craft engaging proposals, donor cultivation strategies, grant writing and reporting.
  • Oversees budgets for public programs and visitor engagement initiatives.
  • Directs annual reporting and evaluation research related to principal functions.
  • Maintains, synthesizes, and applies current knowledge and research on museum programming and practice; researches exhibitions and the permanent collection to support visitor engagement.
  • Supervises volunteers and interns in public programming.
  • Provides departmental administrative support as needed.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS:
  • 3-5 years of experience developing, managing, coordinating, and implementing public programs for a museum or equivalent cultural institution.
  • Strong interest in and familiarity with museums, art history, education, and visual culture.
  • A track record of successful event planning and execution (coordinating with external partners and day-of management experience).
  • Demonstrated experience with engaging diverse audiences/stakeholders/constituencies
  • Demonstrated experience collaborating with external partners, including (but not limited to) cultural institutions, foundations, embassies, restaurants, musicians, independent artists and creatives, etc.
  • Budget management.
  • Ability to lead, manage, delegate, and juggle multiple priorities and simultaneously meet deadlines.
  • Ability to maintain big picture programming initiatives while maintaining minute details regarding specific programs.
  • Superior interpersonal skills with an ability to work with a range of individuals and departments to adapt and exceed visitor expectations.
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills.
  • Appreciation and understanding for the important history and public mission of The Phillips Collection.
The Phillips Collection is an equal opportunity employer and administers all employment decisions and personnel actions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, genetic disposition or carrier status, marital status, veteran status, personal appearance, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, or any other category protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.

To apply go to https://www.phillipscollection.org/about/employment

Please reference museum-employment.com when applying for this job.
This job posted by MERC from January 27 through April 28.



Romare Bearden Graduate Museum Fellowship
Saint Louis Art Museum
St Louis, Missouri, USA


The Romare Bearden Graduate Museum Fellowship is a 12-month museum paid fellowship that seeks outstanding candidates from backgrounds historically underrepresented in professional positions at art museums and who are more representative of the growing diversity of the American people. The cross-departmental position gives beginning professionals opportunities to work with various departments including possible assignments in research, public programming, interpretive materials development, marketing, curatorial and audience development. Specific assignments are tailored to the Museum’s needs and the Fellow’s skills and interests.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Eligible candidates must have completed at least one year of graduate school by June 2019 in art history, art education, museum studies, or related fields. Applicant must have good written and verbal communication skills, be able to work independently and manage multiple assignments.

The Romare Bearden Fellow receives $36,395 annual salary, full time benefits package along with moving and educational travel allowances.

Candidates must complete the on-line application at www.slam.org, upload a cover letter explaining your interest in the fellowship, a resume, a writing sample in a humanities area not to exceed 1500 words, contact information for three references (academic and professional), and undergraduate and graduate transcripts (copies are acceptable). Only complete applications will be reviewed.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:
March 22, 2019

EMPLOYMENT DATE:
July 15, 2019 – July 31, 2020

Submission Questions:
Saint Louis Art Museum
Human.Resources@slam.org

Fellowship Questions:
Renee Franklin at renee.franklin@slam.org;
(314) 655-5437

SAINT LOUIS ART MUSEUM IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

All successful candidates for this position will be required to submit to a criminal background check and drug test.

Please reference museum-employment.com when applying for this job.
This job posted by MERC from January 18 through March 22.




Executive Vice President
Skirball Cultural Center
Los Angeles, California, USA


Skirball Cultural Center seeks a seasoned and strategic manager with an inclusive, collaborative leadership style to serve as its next Executive Vice President. Inspired by the intersection between Jewish values and American democratic ideals, the Skirball Cultural Center engages diverse communities with an array of permanent and changing exhibitions, music, film, theater, dance, lectures, family, adult education, seminars and conferences, and programs for families, schools, and teachers. For more information about the Skirball Cultural Center, please visit www.skirball.org.

Reporting to the President and CEO, the Executive Vice President (EVP) oversees the Skirball’s full range of programs and operations in their work to successfully achieve audience, mission and operating objectives. A majority of the $22 million budget and nearly 400 regular and part time staff fall under the purview of the EVP. This individual strengthens the Skirball’s capacity to thrive, leading strategies and programs that foster growth, effectiveness and long term stability in alignment with the vision, mission and goals by the organization’s administrative, operation and content leaders. The EVP will have working knowledge of general business operations, preferably in a nonprofit, cultural environment. Although the successful candidate might have executive management experience in the nonprofit community, the Skirball encourages individuals from other sectors and with different experiences to apply. An undergraduate degree is required; an advanced degree in business, public administration, nonprofit management or related area is preferred.

Skirball Cultural Center has retained Morris & Berger to conduct the Executive Vice President search. To apply and to review the full position description, please submit application, including resume and a letter of interest, in confidence to Morris & Berger through their website: http://morrisberger.com/position.php?id=2094.

Please reference museum-employment.com when applying for this job.
This job posted by MERC from January 12 through April 13.



Collections Manager & Exhibitions Coordinator
The High Desert Museum
Bend, Oregon, USA


High Desert Museum – Organization Description
The High Desert Museum is a non-profit organization focused on the biotic and cultural elements of the High Desert region of the Western United States. Located near Bend, Oregon, on the edge of the beautiful Deschutes National Forest, the Museum melds the natural history of diverse habitat types with human history of the environment into a unique blend of indoor and outdoor exhibits, living history and both living and historical collections.

The Museum is an American Alliance of Museums-accredited institution and adheres to the professional standards for collections care. Our collection includes approximately 29,000 objects from the Great Basin, Plateau and Pacific Northwest territories (includes portions of Oregon, Nevada, Washington, Idaho and California). It includes historic and cultural artifacts from many groups of western people such as clothing, regalia, furniture, tools, archaeological materials, basketry, paintings, drawings, sculpture, and western and contemporary art, rare books and photographs. Of particular note, we have more than 6,000 objects in our American Indian collection with a strong representation of Plateau Indian material culture.

Job Summary – Collections Manager and Exhibitions Coordinator
This position manages the Museum’s collection, library and archives. Furthermore, the position plays a role in helping to coordinate and facilitate the production and installation of temporary and permanent exhibitions within a dynamic team of curators and exhibit design professionals. The successful candidate will be a creative problem solver, have strong organizational skills, a team-oriented perspective and will work collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary museum. A positive demeanor and the ability to learn new skills quickly are essential traits. We look at each candidate in terms of combined skills; different combinations of skills can serve to qualify for the position.

Preferred Qualifications
  • BA/BS in Museum Studies, American Indian Studies, Anthropology, Art History, Natural History, Museum Studies, U.S. Western History or equivalent; experience with exhibitions and collections preferred
  • Knowledge of material culture theory
  • Knowledge of culturally responsive collections management practices, those practices that take into consideration the culture that produced an object, with particular emphasis on Plateau tribes
  • Demonstrated skill in collections management databases (PastPerfect preferred) and MS Office suite
  • Demonstrated knowledge of professional museum practices and standards, including registration methods, object loans, safe object handling, conservation, packing and shipping, proper storage, security measures and object numbering techniques
  • Experience in collections management procedures: accessioning, retrieval, attributions, documentation, proper storage and handling techniques
  • Ability to implement strategic collections management plans and acquisition policies
  • Ability to implement and adhere to Collections Management policy
  • Ability to lead and train volunteers and interns
  • Experience with museum display, such as mount making, and exhibition techniques and standards
  • Ability to set and meet deadlines; manage projects, exhibit installations and planning
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and written and oral communication skills. Ability to work independently and as part of a team, establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with fellow employees, volunteers and general public
Responsibilities and Tasks
  1. Maintains objects and materials in accordance with artifact collections management policy and strategic collections plan.
  2. Provides conservation guidelines for exhibitions and actively assists in installation, which may include mount making and gallery preparation.
  3. Ensure cultural considerations for collections preservation.
  4. Serves on the Museum’s Collections Committee
  5. Actively assists in long-range collections development.
  6. Maintains collections database records and standards.
  7. Initiates grants and other funding sources to assist in ongoing collections maintenance.
  8. Oversees the processing of objects into the collections and library.
  9. Oversees the environmental quality of collections and exhibits – including daily maintenance and monitoring in galleries.
  10. Responsible for disaster planning for museum collections.
  11. Supervises research related to collections.
  12. Monitors the security of collections.
  13. Prepares objects for exhibition or loans.
  14. Directs and trains interns and volunteers.
  15. Helps to maintain schedules, budgets and contracts for temporary, permanent and traveling exhibits.
  16. Prepares and monitors annual budget for collections, exhibits and library.
  17. Follows all Museum policies, procedures and safety regulations.
  18. Performs other tasks and duties as assigned by supervisor.
Please send resume and cover letter to the High Desert Museum, attention Shannon Campbell.
jobs@highdesertmuseum.org
http://highdesertmuseum.org/job-opportunities

Please reference museum-employment.com when applying for this job.
This job posted by MERC from January 11 through April 12.




Thoma Foundation Education Fellow
Museum of Contemporary Art
Cleveland, Ohio, USA


JOB OBJECTIVE
The Thoma Foundation Education Fellow is a passionate, spirited museum educator who enjoys creating and delivering strategic engagement and experiences for onsite Museum audiences of all ages and backgrounds. Working closely with the Curator of Education & Engagement, the Thoma Foundation Education Fellow ensures a consistent, intentional, and memorable experience for all museum visitors through dialogue, interpretation, programs, tours, and other onsite educational initiatives. This position develops creative approaches to connect with and cultivate diverse audiences. It also evaluates onsite engagement strategies and refines them based on visitor needs and desires in order to deliver an inclusive, satisfying experience to all and encourage repeat visitation. This position is a full-time, 3-year appointment.

CORE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Create, produce, and deliver educational and multi-generational engagement experiences.
  • Develop, plan, and lead customized guided tours and interactive programs for intergenerational, family, and teen learners.
  • Cooperate with a cross-departmental team to support onsite Museum offerings and strategize outreach.
JOB SPECIFIC QUALIFICATIONS
  • Minimum 2 years direct experience with teens and/or adult learners.
  • Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in Education, Art Education, Museum Studies, or Communications.
  • Demonstrable experience developing interactive experiences for diverse learners.
  • Fluency in English with superior communication and public speaking skills.
  • Positivity and enthusiasm with outstanding interpersonal skills that enable collaborative interaction with all levels of management, staff and the public.
  • Proactively pursues a deep understanding of trending topics in critical cultural discourse and strategies in (museum) education, especially for teen and adult learners, including the activities of peer organizations.
  • Creativity, curiosity, commitment to accessibility and equity, and sustained interest in teaching, museums, contemporary art, and culture.
  • Computer competency with Microsoft Office and Google Apps, as well as with software specific to the position.
WORKING CONDITIONS
  • Flexible schedule with regular weekend hours and occasional evenings required.
  • Works at a desk in the Administrative offices as well as in the Museum gallery and learning spaces.
  • Able to hear and speak clearly and audibly to visitors.
  • Able to lift and move 25 lbs. and access materials stored in bins on multi-level shelves.
  • Able to stand or move for extended periods of time on concrete floors.
APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
Submit the following to cwilson@mocacleveland.org using the subject line “Thoma Foundation Education Fellow – Your last name”.
  • Cover letter that lets your personality and style shine through. Tell us what you can offer and what you hope to gain. It wouldn’t hurt to mention a museum or cultural program that you planned or attended recently that made an impact.
  • In the cover letter please answer the following question: How do you see visitor engagement evolving in museums right now?
  • Resume or CV that highlights relevant education and experience and makes it obvious why you are the best possible candidate for this position.
  • An one-page overview of a program that you created for the public or a lesson plan/curriculum for an educational experience that you led with a group.
  • Contact information for 3 references. If you know someone who is associated with moCa, be sure to tell us.
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered so please submit all required materials together in one email.

Please reference museum-employment.com when applying for this job.
This job posted by MERC from January 8 through April 9.




Program Manager
Fallingwater Institute
Mill Run, Pennsylvania, USA


Fallingwater, Frank Lloyd Wright’s architectural masterwork, has a full time opening for a Fallingwater Institute Program Manager. This newly created position will oversee the Fallingwater Institute Program, supervising and assisting residency instructors, and will directly supervise a Lead Educator. Responsibilities include handling the application and admissions processes, managing studio spaces and materials, tracking expenditures and monitoring budget, handling correspondence to students, teachers and group leaders, and observing and evaluating Fallingwater Institute programs. Will lead guided hour tours of Fallingwater, as needed. This position reports to the Curator of Education and is located in Mill Run, PA.

Required qualifications include an undergraduate degree, preferably in museum education, art/design education, studio art/architecture/design, art or architecture history, or a closely related field of study and/or at least 7 or more years of professional experience working in museum education. 3-5 years of demonstrated ability to communicate, motivate, lead and relate effectively to a wide variety of individuals. Must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills and reflect a positive, professional demeanor in a variety of situations. Prior supervisory experience is strongly preferred. Must be flexible with schedule and be available to work days, evenings, weekends and holidays as needed.

This is a full time position offering a competitive salary and fringe benefits package and the chance to work on educational programs for an architectural masterpiece. Interested candidates should send a letter, resume and salary requirements to wpcjobs@paconserve.org and list FW Institute in the subject line of the email.

Please reference museum-employment.com when applying for this job.
This job posted by MERC from January 4 through April 5.




Director of Education
The Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center
Skokie, Illinois, USA


The Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center (IHMEC) is dedicated to preserving the legacy of the Holocaust by honoring the memories of those who were lost and by teaching universal lessons that combat hatred, prejudice and indifference. The Museum fulfills its mission through the exhibition, preservation and interpretation of its collections and through education programs and initiatives that foster the promotion of human rights and the elimination of genocide.

Reporting to the Vice President of Education and Exhibitions, the Director of Education provides leadership to the Education department and supervises all educational initiatives, programs and trainings that include: student tours, teacher professional development, leadership programs (students, law enforcement, and attorneys), teaching trunk program, docent volunteers and enrichment, Survivor and Second-generation Speakers’ Bureau, all public programming and special projects.

We seek a dynamic candidate with a passion for human rights and Holocaust education. Knowledge of the Holocaust, genocide, and/or human rights is needed. Prior experience developing innovative and creative programs that are presented in attractive and comprehensible ways to different public audiences is required.

The successful candidate will have the ability to work with and lead a staff in the development and implementation of education and outreach programs. The ideal candidate will be a strong writer and have grant writing experience and knowledge of other funding strategies.

Qualified candidates will have a minimum of seven or more years of management and leadership experience, conducted in museums, historic sites or other appropriate settings preferably in the area of education. A minimum of a B.S. or B.A. in education, public history, museum studies or related field of study is required. Graduate study is preferred.

Applications and nominations are being received by Noetic Search. Please click here to submit a current resume and letter of introduction. For more information, please see our website at www.noeticexsearch.com or the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center website www.ilholocaustmuseum.org.

Please reference museum-employment.com when applying for this job.
This job posted by MERC from November 19 through February 18.



Director of Education
The Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center
Skokie, Illinois, USA


The Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center (IHMEC) is dedicated to preserving the legacy of the Holocaust by honoring the memories of those who were lost and by teaching universal lessons that combat hatred, prejudice and indifference. The Museum fulfills its mission through the exhibition, preservation and interpretation of its collections and through education programs and initiatives that foster the promotion of human rights and the elimination of genocide.

Reporting to the Vice President of Education and Exhibitions, the Director of Education provides leadership to the Education department and supervises all educational initiatives, programs and trainings that include: student tours, teacher professional development, leadership programs (students, law enforcement, and attorneys), teaching trunk program, docent volunteers and enrichment, Survivor and Second-generation Speakers’ Bureau, all public programming and special projects.

We seek a dynamic candidate with a passion for human rights and Holocaust education. Knowledge of the Holocaust, genocide, and/or human rights is needed. Prior experience developing innovative and creative programs that are presented in attractive and comprehensible ways to different public audiences is required.

The successful candidate will have the ability to work with and lead a staff in the development and implementation of education and outreach programs. The ideal candidate will be a strong writer and have grant writing experience and knowledge of other funding strategies.

Qualified candidates will have a minimum of seven or more years of management and leadership experience, conducted in museums, historic sites or other appropriate settings preferably in the area of education. A minimum of a B.S. or B.A. in education, public history, museum studies or related field of study is required. Graduate study is preferred.

Applications and nominations are being received by Noetic Search. Please click here to submit a current resume and letter of introduction. For more information, please see our website at www.noeticexsearch.com or the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center website www.ilholocaustmuseum.org.

Please reference museum-employment.com when applying for this job.
This job posted by MERC from November 19 through February 18.



The last update to this page was 2-14-19.