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Administrative/Director

Executive Director

Castine Historical Society Castine, ME
The Board of Directors of the Castine Historical Society (CHS) seeks an energetic leader and historian who can share our passion for Castine and its rich history. Located in two historic buildings on the Town Common, CHS is dedicated to engaging residents and visitors of all ages in the exploration of Castine’s diverse historical resources. The Abbott School building now houses permanent and seasonal exhibits and a community meeting space. In 2008, CHS purchased and carefully restored the Grindle House, a mid-19th century, three-story home of the Greek Revival style which now serves as the research center and archival storage for the Society’s historical collections. Governed by an active volunteer board of 15 members, and guided by a strategic plan that was completed in 2016, CHS is ready to welcome its first Executive Director. CHS has an endowment currently valued at $5.4 million, a 2017 budget of approximately $270,000, and employs a full-time curator and a part-time administrative assistant to support the engagement of an active corps of volunteer docents, guides, and event volunteers. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and résumé to Starboard Leadership Consulting at the following address search1@starboardleadership.com. The cover letter and résumé should contain detailed information concerning work experience, past successes, leadership experience, qualifications, and fundraising capabilities. Review of applications will begin on March 27.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 02/24/2017

Director

Storrowton Village Museum West Springfield, MA
Oversees all activities, staffing and volunteers of Storrowton museum and gift shops. Responsible for managing the financial aspects of the more than $400,000 annual operating budget. The Director is a member of the Senior Staff team and is responsible for input in company-wide issues and programming. Interested parties should submit a letter and resume to: Storrowton Village Museum, Director Posting, 1305 Memorial Avenue, West Springfield MA 01089 and/or email same to dpicard@thebige.com
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
SALARY RANGE: $50,000 to $80,000 commensurate with experience
Posted on: 02/23/2017

Deputy Director for Programs

New Art Center Newton, MA
The New Art Center is a community art education space which offers exceptional opportunities to make, exhibit, view, think about and talk about art. The Center seeks a dynamic, experienced Deputy Director for Programs to oversee and implement all programs, including studio art classes, exhibitions and associated public programs. This position will have primary operational responsibility for all New Art Center educational programming for the public, including programs for underserved communities. The position will also serve as the internal leader of the organization, responsible for all aspects of the organization's infrastructure: operations, human resources and administration. The Deputy Director will lead internal monitoring and continuous improvement efforts and ensure that all functions and operations are supported by effective systems for planning, budgeting, evaluation and reporting. As part of the senior management team, the Deputy Director shares responsibility for ensuring financial health, maintaining a learning culture, and advancing organizational development. The Deputy Director will collaborate closely with the Development & Communications Manager, who is responsible for fund development, external outreach, marketing and communications. Successful candidates will be highly organized, able to ensure smooth day-to-day operations, creative and systems-minded with the capacity to develop and implement sophisticated and efficient processes and protocols. The ideal fit will be a person who thrives in a startup/less structured environment and is comfortable and flexible taking on multiple responsibilities as needed, in both hands-on and supervisory capacities. To view the full job description please see below: http://www.newartcenter.org/news/article.aspx?id=309
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
SALARY RANGE: 55,000-65,000
Posted on: 02/23/2017

President

Massachusetts Historical Society Boston, MA
The Massachusetts Historical Society (MHS), the oldest institution of its kind in the United States, seeks a dynamic and accomplished leader to serve as its next President. The President will work with the Board and with the staff of the MHS to promote its mission, elevate its profile, and advance historical knowledge. This effort will include the further development and implementation of the Society's strategic plan, and the strengthening of its financial base. The next President will expand on these efforts and be a vigorous and compelling champion for the Society, setting direction and advocating for the work of the MHS, and continuing to raise its profile. The Society seeks a superb strategist with the ability to build, direct, and inspire. The successful candidate will have a strong appreciation for public history and the proven ability to identify and develop sources of support for the Society's strategic requirements and aspirations. The Massachusetts Historical Society has retained the services of Isaacson, Miller to assist with this search. Confidential inquiries, nominations, referrals, and resumes with cover letters should be sent electronically and in confidence to: Anita Tien, Vice President and Micah Pierce, Associate. Isaacson, Miller, Inc. 263 Summer Street, 7th Floor. Boston, MA 02210 www.imsearch.com/6074 The Massachusetts Historical Society is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 02/21/2017

Deputy/Associate Director

Providence Children's Museum Providence, RI
Providence Children’s Museum seeks an energetic, inspiring leader with demonstrated commitment to children’s play and learning and high level of technical competency in museum, communications and administrative management to serve as Deputy/Associate Director. The Deputy/Associate Director partners with the Executive Director to provide leadership and direction to all Museum departments in the planning, development and management of Museum exhibits, programs and operations, and directly oversees communications, visitor services and technology integration. In the absence of the Executive Director, the Deputy/Associate Director makes decisions concerning Museum operations including matters of budget, staffing and organization. Working collaboratively with the Museum’s department directors and other colleagues, partners, funders, and the public, s/he assists in planning the Museum’s fundraising, exhibit and programing schedule in an innovative, strategic manner. S/he directly and indirectly supervises the work of nine employees. Qualifications include: broad understanding of museum practice, IT requirements, business needs and new technologies; successful track record of driving strategic initiatives from inception through completion; seven or more years experience in a museum or similar educational institution (must include administration); masters in education, museum studies or related field, or equivalent experience; record of accomplishments as an effective manager; strong communication, organizational and interpersonal skills; familiarity with child development and learning theory; and demonstrated ability to form positive relationships between colleagues, funders, and community partners. For a full position description including application instructions, visit http://childrenmuseum.org/employment.asp.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 02/15/2017

Vice President for Watercraft Preservation and Programs

Mystic Seaport Mystic, CT
Mystic Seaport is the nation’s leading maritime museum. Founded in 1929 to gather and preserve the rapidly disappearing artifacts of America’s seafaring past, the Museum has grown to become a national center for research and education with the mission to “inspire an enduring connection to the American maritime experience.” Mystic Seaport is seeking a Vice President for Watercraft Preservation and Programs. The Vice President will provide vision, leadership, and strategic oversight for Mystic Seaport’s Watercraft Preservation and Programs consistent with the Strategic Plan. The VP is responsible for setting a vision for the department as well as motivating individuals to achieve set goals. The VP will participate in a broad range of internal and external activities that will enhance and promote the Seaport’s relationship with the maritime community. He/She will serve as an ambassador and champion for Mystic Seaport to help secure resources for the museum and its maritime programs. The VP will report directly into the Chief Operating Officer and will be responsible for the preservation and curatorial aspects of the Watercraft Collection and the programs developed around it or focused on the water, Oversee the management of the Henry B. duPont Preservation Shipyard Department and the Watercraft Programs Department (e.g., BRILLIANT Program, and Boat House) and all other operational watercraft, and develop and manage appropriate professional relationships with others in the field, including yacht clubs, industry groups, other not-for-profit organizations, museums, etc. Please visit https://www.mysticseaport.org/about/employment/all-positions/ for the full job description and application information.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 02/01/2017

Administrative Assistant

Public Health Museum Tewksbury, MA, MA
Administrative Assistant for a small non profit museum that seeks to educate the public about pubic health through museum tours, newsletters, website postings, pubic events and a week long program for high school students to engage them in public health (Outbreak) As the only paid administrator, this person is the glue of the organization - with the opportunity to work with many dedicated public health professionals and museum volunteers. Tasks range from tracking communications (phone calls and emails) coordinating volunteers and interns, setting up meeting, preparing documents for board meetings, scheduling museum tours and coordinating museum events. Preparation for Outbreak 2017 (first week of August) will be a priority. Support ad guidance from persons who have been part of this program for the past 4 years will be available. Person should have computer skills (Word and Excel) and familiarity with social media. Interest in public health and museum work is beneficial but not required. Part time hours will average 15 hours per week. Schedule is flexible and some hours can be done from home. To apply please send a letter of interest and resume to phmuseum@gmail.com
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Part time
Posted on: 01/27/2017

Executive Director

Schenectady County Historical Society Schenectady, NY
The ideal candidate for this position will possess outstanding leadership capabilities, strong administrative skills, and a commitment to public service. He/she will also appreciate the power of history to create a more informed citizenry, raise the quality of life, and promote economic development. The Society has an operating budget of more than $500,000, an endowment of $3.6 million, a professional and administrative staff of 5, and a large volunteer force. The Society owns and operates a museum and research library in Schenectady’s historic Stockade district and a living history farm, museum, and educational facility in Rotterdam Junction. Further information is available at http://schenectadyhistorical.org/. Specific responsibilities include: Effective communication with trustees, staff and volunteers; Developing a long term strategic plan for the Society; Overseeing museum, library, living history farm and day-to-day operations; Planning and managing budget and financial affairs; Ensuring that personnel management policies and procedures comply with the law; Capitalizing on opportunities to expand operations, working with trustees and community supporters to develop our properties; Working with trustees to lead fundraising and development efforts. Qualifications: Master’s Degree in History, Public History, Museum Studies, or a related field and two years of supervisory experience; Knowledge of American history, with an emphasis on New York State; Experience in fund development and knowledge of budget preparation and management; Proficiency in modern technology and social media. Salary commensurate with experience. Please send a cover letter, resume, salary requirements, and contact information for three references to Marianne Blanchard, President at humanresources@schenectadyhistorical.org by March 5, 2017.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 01/25/2017

Edith Dale Monson Gallery Director/Curator

Hartford Art School, University of Hartford West Hartford, CT
Responsibilities of this full-time position include directing the daily operations of the Joseloff and Silpe art galleries; curating and presenting regional and national exhibitions; and managing the School’s art collection through the Kaman Print Study Center. Job functions involve day-to-day gallery administration, including curating exhibitions; grant-writing; budget management; record-keeping; exhibition installation and de-installation; art handling and storage; collection management; fundraising and development; public relations, including writing publicity materials, organizing public events, and supervision of student assistants; and other duties as assigned by the Dean. Teaching opportunities in the Hartford Art School may be available. Required Qualifications: Master’s degree or equivalent in a relevant field and a minimum of three years’ experience in a position of responsibility at an art organization; experience and knowledge in the handling and installation of artwork; excellent public relations and writing skills. Preferred Qualifications: Demonstrated skill in the management of an art museum, university gallery, or other non-profit arts organization; demonstrated grant-writing and development skills; demonstrated supervisory skills; competencies in social media and collections management software (such as Collector’s System, Embark, or CONTENTdm); familiarity with the conservation of art objects. Candidates apply on line via http://hartford.peopleadmin.com/postings/1329 by March 1, 2017. The University is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action employer (AA), Male (M), Female (F), Disabled (D), Veteran (V). Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 01/20/2017

Site Manager, Eustis Estate Museum

Historic New England Milton, MA
Responsible for the management and marketing of the Eustis Estate Museum. Serves as Historic New England’s liaison to the community. Provide the greatest possible public access to the site through initiatives that conform to site preservation standards and meet the revenue and attendance targets. Initiates and manages efforts to meet or exceed established museum attendance, revenue, and membership goals through innovative marketing, programs, general tours, group tours, and community relations. Develops local marketing plans and executes all local promotion. Develops and proposes annual work plan and site budgets. Prepares visitation, financial, and operations reports. Serves as regional office coordinator coordinating with other teams and colleagues to ensure smooth operation of the facility. Responsible for the scheduling of public programs, events, functions, and community meetings. Hires, trains, and supervises guides and volunteers. Serves as the first line in monitoring for property care and collection concerns. Helps coordinate on-site property care and collections work. Oversees museum shop in the Eustis Estate Visitor Center. Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field, preferably in American history, art or cultural history, historic preservation, or museum studies. Four years job-related experience and the ability to work independently. Experience with non-profit institutions managing historic site operations. Supervisory experience, problem solving ability. Strong communication skills. Strong computer skills including skilled knowledge of MS Word, PowerPoint and Excel. Valid driver’s license and a means of transportation required. Ability to work weekend and evening hours as required. Send resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to jobs@historicnewengland.org
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 01/19/2017

Executive Assistant

Massachusetts Historical Society Boston, MA
The Executive Assistant provides clerical and administrative support to the President. This position also provides clerical and administrative support to the Chair of the Board of Trustees, Trustees, and other departments on as needed basis. Duties include but are not limited to providing hands-on coordination of all aspects of the President’s office to maximize efficiency and free up the President to focus on the Society’s priorities.Specific activities include but are not limited to: Maintaining the President’s calendar including scheduling meetings, typing correspondence, reports. Screening telephone calls and handling as appropriate, making travel arrangements and maintaining accurate records, electronic and hard copy as appropriate. Provides clerical and administrative support to the Chair of the Board of Trustees and the Trustees. Arranged all aspects of Trustee and Overseers Meetings including preparing agenda, collecting, compiling, and mailing meeting packets along with coordinating catering arrangements. Taking and editing meeting minutes at Trustee, Overseer and Governance meetings. Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to thamond@masshist.org
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 01/19/2017

Executive Director

Lexington Historical Society Lexington, MA
Executive Director, Lexington Historical Society – The Society seeks an experienced Executive Director to provide strategic thinking and hands-on management for a vibrant organization serving the local community and visitors from around the world. The Society manages and interprets to the public three historic house museums with significant connections to the Battle of Lexington, provides stewardship of important collections and archives spanning three centuries of Lexington history, and provides year-round programming to the community at its Lexington Center headquarters and program center. The Society has a paid staff of five and important support from a large volunteer cadre. The annual budget is $500,000. Candidates should have the following qualifications: a demonstrated interest in American history and enthusiasm for sharing it with the public; an advanced degree in museum administration, history, archives management, or the equivalent; management experience in an historical or similar non-profit organization, including familiarity with finance, buildings management, and personnel; fundraising and grant writing experience; excellent oral and written communication skills; ability to work well with staff, Board members, volunteers, town officials, community organizations, and collaborative partners.This is a full-time job, salary commensurate with experience. Please send a brief statement of interest and a resume to historicalsocietysearch@gmail.com by January 23
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 01/09/2017

Director/Curator, Montserrat College of Art Galleries

Montserrat College of Art Beverly, MA
The Director/Curator is responsible for providing the direction and curatorial vision for all the Montserrat galleries and related educational programming, including visiting artists, professional practice initiatives and Gallery events. The Gallery Director/Curator oversees six exhibition spaces and plays an important role in planning and executing several all-college events, including Commencement. The Director also serves as an external relations partner, taking an active role in the development of individual and community partnerships. Full description can be found here - http://www.montserrat.edu/employment/directorcurator-montserrat-college-of-art-galleries/. To Apply: Please submit a letter of interest and a current resume, the names and contact information for three references, a portfolio of curated exhibitions and 2 writing samples to the Human Resources department at Montserrat College of Art, jobs@montserrat.edu, with the subject line “Director/Curator Gallery.” Resumes must be received by January 21, 2017.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
SALARY RANGE: TBD
Posted on: 01/02/2017

Collections

Curator

Remick Country Doctor Museum & Farm Tamworth, NH
Remick Country Doctor Museum & Farm (www.remickmuseum.org) seeks a Curator to oversee collections management, exhibit research & installation, and historic structures & interiors. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Curator is a key member of Remick’s management team. This is a unique opportunity for someone with a passion for rural history, preferably New England c. 1800-1950s. Interest in agricultural and/or medical history is a plus given the wide interpretive focus of this institution located in historic Tamworth, NH. Duties will include, but are not limited to, the following: 1) collection assessment, creation of a systematic plan for collections’ development, review/update curatorial policies/procedures; 2) oversee exhibit areas within the Museum Center and historic Enoch Remick House, as well as within agricultural outbuildings; 3) develop an outdoor interpretive signage plan for self-guided tours; 4) assist with writing content for museum publications as well as website and social media; 5) participate in special events & community outreach; 6) supervise volunteers, interns, and/or staff assisting with curatorial tasks and projects. Requirements: BA (MA preferred) in American, social or public history, with a minimum of 5-years curatorial experience in a museum or historical society. Qualifications must include proficiency with PastPerfect software. The ideal candidate is self-motivated, creative and a team player who is comfortable working in a rural setting. Remick is an EOE and offers a competitive salary with health benefits and PTO. Send cover letter/resume to csutherland@remickmuseum.org. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. No phone calls please.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 02/16/2017

Curator

Natick Historical Society Natick, MA
Founded in 1870, Natick Historical Society celebrates the town’s rich history through a varied collection and educational programs. The NHS seeks a part-time Curator to collaborate in moving the organization forward in its collection management and program goals. The Curator will manage the preservation, interpretation, exhibition and storage of its object collections and its photographs. He/she will also be a partner in management and delivery of many of our outreach programs i.e. organization and delivery of our 3rd grade program. The Curator will work closely with the director and board in defining the vision for the collections and with the Collections Committee in carrying out that vision; · Work with volunteers who aid in curatorial and program activities; · Keep collections records, including accessions and deaccessions; · Design 1 - 2 temporary exhibits per year and redesign and install some permanent exhibits. This is a year-round, 24 hour per week position. Occasional evening and weekend work required. Requirements: Minimum of B.A. in museum studies or related field; schooling in American history with at least one year of experience preferred; knowledge of the principles and practices of collections management; experience in database administration (especially Past Perfect); proficiency with MS Office with graphics programs a plus; fluent writing and speaking skills. Ability to work cooperatively with staff and volunteers; excellent time management, and creativity; must have confidence in voicing independent judgment on museum matters. To apply, please email a resume and cover letter to Executive Director Aaron M. Dougherty at director@natickhistoricalsociety.org.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Part time
Posted on: 02/07/2017

Curator of South Asian Art

Peabody Essex Museum Salem, MA
The Peabody Essex Museum (PEM), a major museum in metro-Boston, seeks a dynamic curator of South Asian art to play a pivotal role in shaping and implementing the museum’s team-based program in Asian art and its specific manifestation of Indian and South Asian art and culture. The new curator will have deep experience in South Asian art, a track record of engaging exhibitions, active in global circles, with a strong commitment to interpretation and programming. PEM has preeminent collections in modern Indian art and Kalighat painting and an extensive Bhutanese textile collection, as well as works from other Southeast Asian cultures. http://www.pem.org/collections/. OPPORTUNITIES: The curator will develop a more interconnected view of Asian cultures, foster a dialogue between historical and contemporary expressions, and organize collection-based installations of Indian and South Asian art that integrate engaging ideas, new interpretive methods, immersive experiences, and design. RESPONSIBILITIES: Lead new permanent-collection installation devoted to South Asian art, opening 2018-2022. Organize exhibitions, secure traveling exhibitions, with special emphasis on Indian art. Develop plan to strengthen PEM’s collection. Cultivate patrons, enhance the museum’s international network, identify opportunities to exchange exhibition projects, loans and expertise. Serve on other museum teams. REQUIRED: MA, art history or cultural studies; specialty in Indian or South Asian art/culture. Exhibition experience. Must be a team-player, donor relationship-builder, enjoy innovative approaches. An established international network is desirable. Experience with both historical and contemporary art preferred. Full qualifications/how to apply: www.museum-search.com. Apply by 4/17/2017 to SearchandRef@museum-search.com. EOE. Nominations welcome.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 02/01/2017

Collection Manager

The Trustees of Reservations Harvard, MA
The Trustees of Reservations is looking for a Collections Manager to join the organization’s curatorial team in the study and care of the collections at Fruitlands Museum in Harvard, Massachusetts. Founded in 1891, The Trustees mission is to preserve properties of exceptional scenic, historic, and ecological value across the state. The Trustees maintains 116 properties, including more than a dozen historic houses containing more than 40,000 objects and more than 26,000 acres of conservation land. The Fruitlands Museum collection includes important Hudson River landscape paintings and early American portraiture, along with a diverse compilation of Shaker materials, Transcendentalist personal artifacts, and Native American materials that represent an intact collection amassed by Clara Endicott Sears (1863-1960) in the early 20th century. A key component of this position will be conducting a property-wide inventory of the collection. In addition, this position will help in the short-term care of and long term strategy for the continued care of the collection. This person will also work with the curator to assist with the installation and de-installation of exhibits in the galleries and historic buildings on-site, as well as preparing incoming and outgoing loans. To apply and to see a full job description please visit http://www.thetrustees.org/about-us/employment/ .
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 01/27/2017

Director of Preservation Services

Northeast Document Conservation Center Andover, MA
THE NORTHEAST DOCUMENT CONSERVATION CENTER (NEDCC) SEEKS A DIRECTOR OF PRESERVATION SERVICES to lead and manage its nationally-recognized consulting, education, and outreach programs. This full-time position is responsible for leading the department in its mission to provide pertinent and nuanced preservation guidance to institutions and individuals across the US. The Director is responsible for developing long-term departmental goals related to preservation of physical and digital materials; managing a team of Preservation Specialists and outside consultants; working with the senior management team to guide the course of NEDCC; and engaging in conversations with the wider cultural heritage field to find creative solutions to preservation issues – especially as they relate to audiovisual materials and digital preservation practices. QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum qualifications for the Director of Preservation Services position are: A Master’s in Library and Information Science or similar; solid understanding of general preservation best practices (disaster planning; identification, care and handling of materials; reformatting and digitization; etc.); experience managing a range of employees and at least 3 years of experience working with cultural heritage collections; demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and backgrounds; strong analytical, observation, and communication skills; experience with public speaking; demonstrated commitment to professional engagement and leadership; ability and willingness to travel regionally and nationally (up to 25%). APPLICATION PROCESS: NEDCC is an equal opportunity employer. Salary and benefits are competitive. This position will remain open until filled. To apply, please send cover letter and resume in PDF to Bill Veillette, Executive Director, at bveillette@nedcc.org.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 01/24/2017

The Nancy B. Putnam Curator of Fashion and Textiles

Peabody Essex Museum Salem, MA
The Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) seeks a curatorial leader with deep experience in historical, modern and contemporary fashion and textiles and a track record of developing engaging exhibitions. The successful candidate will be active in fashion circles, well-versed in current developments, and adept at teasing out connections between fashion, creativity, and culture. OPPORTUNITIES: The curator for this newly-endowed position at a major museum in metro-Boston will play a pivotal role in shaping and implementing the museum’s forward-looking, team-based program in Fashion and Textiles by organizing innovative exhibitions, interpretation and programming, strategically enhancing the collection, and conducting original research. PEM’s extraordinary collection of fashion, costumes, and textiles from around the world, primarily from the late 17th century forward, constitutes a distinctive international collection of high overall quality. http://www.pem.org/collections/. RESPONSIBILITIES: Develop the museum’s first permanent-collection gallery dedicated to fashion, scheduled to open in the new wing in 2019. Develop a systematic plan to strengthen PEM’s fashion and textiles collection through strategic acquisitions of historical, modern and contemporary works, long-term loans, research, and conservation initiatives. Enhance and expand the museum’s international network and partnerships with museums; cultivate and secure patronage for PEM’s fashion and textile initiatives. REQUIRED: MA, art history or cultural studies; specialty in fashion and textiles. Must be a team-player, donor relationship-builder, enjoy innovative approaches. Experience with both historical and contemporary fashion and textiles preferred. An established international network is highly desirable. Full qualifications/how to apply at: www.museum-search.com. Apply by 4/3/2017 to SearchandRef@museum-search.com. EOE. Nominations welcome.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 01/20/2017

Development and Marketing

Events Manager

Providence Children's Museum Providence, RI
Providence Children’s Museum, a nationally recognized, progressive institution, budget $2.6M, needs Events Manager, permanent full-time (40 hours). Reports to Director of Development. Summary: As a key member of the development team, responsible for: an annual gala, golf tournament, adult-only Museum play night, and other events, e.g. cause marketing to achieve budgeted income goals and increased Museum contributions; recruiting and supporting event volunteers; and increasing awareness of the Museum as a valued regional educational and recreational resource. Fundraising/donor relations, related management/administration, and communications/marketing responsibilities include: Researches, cultivates, solicits, recognizes and sustains individual/corporate donors. Maintains excellent Board/donor relations; collaborates interdepartmentally to engage all Museum constituents as potential donors. Remains current; uses best practice, innovative and strategic methods to optimize outcomes. Establishes event goals, strategies, budgets. Accurate timely donor/financial data oversight. Recruits/manages committee leaders/members. Evaluates/selects site, food, other reliable vendors; manages contracts. Writes and coordinates production of all event-related collateral (print, web). Works collaboratively with Directors of Development, Communications, Education and Graphic Designer, e.g. to design public relations plan. Ensures Museum's positive image. Works with an assistant, manages student interns; remains professionally current. Qualifications: Bachelors degree. Minimum five years fundraising experience; proven track record in raising funds, event/volunteer management. Excellent writing, verbal, interpersonal skills. Energetic motivator. Skilled in Microsoft Office Suite, FileMaker Pro, new technology. References needed. Benefits: Health, dental, vision, vacation and personal time. Equal Opportunities Employer. Cover letter and resume as PDF attachments (e.g. Smith, Bob; Resume.pdf) to Director of Development, Providence Children’s Museum: Laurelli@ChildrenMuseum.org by 3/3/17.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
SALARY RANGE: Commensurate with experience
Posted on: 02/27/2017

Director of Development

Martha's Vineyard Museum Edgartown, MA
The Martha’s Vineyard Museum seeks a dynamic and motivated fundraiser to lead our Development Department and our Comprehensive Capital Campaign. The Development Director is a crucial member of the MV Museum team, and provides the leadership, management and coordination for all individual and institutional fundraising efforts. The successful candidate has a strong background in non-profit development with a familiarity of large capital campaigns, is familiar with the island of Martha’s Vineyard and well-attuned to local customs and politics, and has a stellar personality with a good sense of humor. S/he must be a fearless fundraiser, have demonstrable experience successfully soliciting major gifts, and work strategically and collegially with a team of staff, board members, and volunteers. The right candidate will have a deep understanding of the fundraising process, and can be adaptable to a wide range of personalities, situations, beliefs and behaviors. Start date May 1st. For a complete list of job duties, please visit www.mvmuseum.org/jobs.php To apply, please send cover letter, resume and two writing samples to: Katy Fuller at kfuller@mvmuseum.org EOE
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 02/21/2017

Development Director

Avery Copp House Museum Groton, CT
The Avery Copp House Museum in Groton, CT is seeking a Development Director to be responsible for planning and implementing fundraising initiatives. We are a small and growing historic house museum located within the Thames River Heritage Park. The new director will work with the board of directors on creating a development plan, including identifying and applying for grants and other fundraising opportunities. Responsibilities will include the inauguration of a membership program; overseeing the Annual Appeal; the cultivation of long-term donors and planned giving; and the maintenance of a donor database. This position requires the ability to establish relationships with corporate partners and community organizations. The new director will be involved in marketing and public communications for the museum, and work closely with the Museum Director on creating a volunteer program. Candidates should have a Bachelor’s degree, with knowledge and experience in fundraising management. This new, full-time position requires superior communication and organizational skills. Strategic thinking, an interest in volunteer and donor services, and an ability to play well with others will be important for a successful candidate. For more information on the museum please visit the web site at www.averycopphouse.org. Interested applicants please send a cover letter, resume, and three references with contact information to averycoppdevelopment@gmail.com. Applications will be accepted until March 31, 2017.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 02/16/2017

Group Sales Manager

Mystic Seaport Mystic, CT
The Group Sales Manager oversees all sales activities related to Mystic Seaport group visitation. The Manager represents Mystic Seaport in the travel and tourism industry with the goal of increasing visitation as well as expanding the awareness of the mission of Mystic Seaport. . ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: • Promote commercial and affinity sales; respond to requests for information, • Identify and promote areas to increase visitation, • Raise museum’s profile both nationally and internationally through tourism and travel groups, • Cultivate and maintain relationships with local hotels; restaurants and attractions, • Develop robust reputation of Mystic Seaport as a leading location for production companies, • Manage inquiries for non-food related space rentals outside of the purview of contracted Food Service Provider, • Organize and manage community outreach efforts including participation in local events, • Develop and execute marketing plans and sales presentations, • Manage annual budget and meet set sales goals. QUALIFICATIONS: • B.S Degree / B.A. Degree, 5+ years of experience in tours and travel sales and marketing, • Excellent public speaking, presentation and organizational skills, • Ability to work weekends, evenings, and holidays as needed for events and projects or to accomplish the work at hand, • Able to travel extensively, • Excellent technical skills; knowledge of Microsoft Office. We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and advise that only those to be interviewed will be contacted. 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: HR.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 02/15/2017

Membership and Annual Fund Manager

Plimoth Plantation Plymouth, MA
Plimoth Planation is a living history museum located in Plymouth, MA. The Museum is well-known and admired as a unique destination for its thought-provoking, entertaining and fascinating living history programs and exhibits. The Museum seeks a goal-oriented, results-driven, and self-motivated Membership and Annual Find Manager who will work to achieve all given targets for membership sales and annual fund. Membership responsibilities include: bringing in new members and retaining existing members; sell memberships at designated locations at the museum, online, and at external events; attend and act as lead staff on all member events; develop and implement membership sales revenue generating ideas including the merchandising and presentation of sales literature and sales materials to potential new members; process all membership materials. Annual Fund responsibilities include: manage the Museum’s current annual fund program including drafting special appeal letters, acknowledgement letters and processing of all annual fund donations; develop/oversee annual mail solicitation campaigns; work with the DOD on implementing additional special projects (online campaigns etc.) as needed to meet annual fund goals; create reports for DOD to track Annual Fund progress and regularly present suggestions/solutions to broaden the base of fundraising support. Experience and skills needed: BA or BS. 7-10 years’ experience in development for non-profit with 2-5 of those years managing staff and/or volunteers. Preference for experience in Blackbaud/Raisers Edge. Ability to interpret data on reports. Excellent writing skills and oral communication skills. Please send cover letter & resume to: Sue Haverstock shavestock@plimoth.org. See website for more information www.plimoth.org.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 02/10/2017

Director, Curriculum Marketing

Museum of Science Boston, MA
The Director, Curriculum Marketing will lead marketing and communications programs that promote awareness, foster adoption and support revenue goals for the Museum's K–12 curriculum portfolio and advocacy efforts. Working in close collaboration with senior management, curriculum teams, sales colleagues, advocacy partners and outside publishers, this role will help build a unified Museum of Science brand and leverage the Museum's leadership position in K-12 education to increase penetration in the curriculum, supplemental and STEM education markets. For additional information and to apply, please visit: https://mos.applicantpro.com/jobs/517332-29458.html
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 02/02/2017

Senior Development Officer

Norman Rockwell Museum Stockbridge, MA
Norman Rockwell Museum is seeking a Senior Development Officer (SDO) to lead and manage fundraising efforts to develop and grow relationships with individual donors and members. The successful candidate will work with the Chief Advancement Officer to broaden individual giving strategies, raise awareness of the Museum, deepen understanding of the Museum’s work, and increase donations with a particular emphasis on major donor partnerships, gala fundraising efforts and cultivating members. This position is responsible for fundraising goals associated with major gifts, gala and membership. The SDO will join a campaign team and serve a critical role in soliciting and managing donors for a major donor campaign in celebration of Norman Rockwell Museum’s 50th Anniversary in 2019. He/she will manage individual giving efforts associated with the campaign, which comprehensively include capital, annual and endowment giving. Key responsibilities include working with a Portfolio of individuals to increase interest and giving to a variety of Museum fundraising campaigns, utilizing Moves Management system, creating proposals and conducting solicitation of individuals to support Norman Rockwell Museum projects and campaign, hosting individual, member and/or donor cultivation events. Must have 3 to 6 years’ experience with Moves Management and Major Gifts fundraising. Strong understanding of charitable planned giving vehicles. Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) from four-year college or university; or five to seven years related experience and or/training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Competitive salary and benefit package. Send cover letter and resume with three references to Holly Coleman, Director of Human Resources, employment@nrm.org.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 01/31/2017

Group Tour Coordinator

Pilgrim Hall Museum Plymouth, MA
Historic Plymouth, MA museum seeks an energetic, goal-oriented person to build a robust group tour program and drive museum admissions and awareness. Responsibilities include: develop group tour admissions; book/schedule/confirm group tours; maintain organized and detailed group tour and admissions records; promote museum at travel-tourism meetings/shows; coordinate group tour reception; prepare related literature, media, and web content; assist with frontline admissions, museum programming and events as needed. Part-time position includes one weekend day. Qualifications: Seeking a flexible, personable and detail oriented professional with a B.A. and 2+ years related experience in group tour marketing; excellent organizational and writing skills; ability to interact effectively with diverse range of people; manage multiple priorities and work independently as well as part of a small staff in a collaborative environment. Familiarity with MS Office/Excel required; experience and interest in early American history a plus. To apply send cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references to donna.curtin@pilgrimhall.org by February 17, 2017.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Part time
Posted on: 01/30/2017

Major Gifts Officer

New Bedford Whaling Museum New Bedford, MA
The Major Gifts Officer is a key member of a dynamic and highly productive development team charged with a yearly fundraising agenda of $3M. Reporting to the Director of Development, the Major Gifts Officer will manage the Museum’s portfolio of individual and corporate donors with a focus on major gifts. S/he will: identify, cultivate and solicit qualified prospects and donors of $1,000+ to support the Annual Fund, special events, special projects, endowment, and capital projects; steward the Cupola Society, a portfolio of major donors, with responsibility for growing the Society; engage with members of the Development Committee in peer prospect recruitment; work with the Director of Development to implement an Annual Giving strategy and meet annual benchmarks and goals. The successful candidate will have progressive fundraising experience and proven ability to solicit and close gifts on the $10,000 level; a track record of building relationships to achieve fundraising goals; the ability to develop and execute a cultivation strategy for qualified prospect; the ability to effectively articulate the Museum’s priorities to donors; have excellent verbal and writing skill; and enjoy working in a fast paced environment. Requires a Bachelors’ degree, valid driver’s license, occasional nights and weekends. Proficiency in Raiser’s Edge or comparable fundraising software preferred. Museum or arts/culture experience is a plus. To apply: Send resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to Michelle Taylor, V.P. Operations & CFO, at mtaylor@whalingmuseum.org. New Bedford Whaling Museum is committed to diversity among its employees and encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 01/10/2017

Director of Development

The International Museum of World War II Natick, MA
The most comprehensive museum of World War II in the world, The International Museum of World War II, located in Natick, MA is seeking a dynamic and experienced Director of Development to lead its capital campaign. An exciting opportunity as the Museum and its renown collection of original artifacts, letters and documents, is expanding and the staff is growing. The new Development Director will be an experienced and charismatic leader, who can work well with the Museum’s Founder and Director, who is presently the principal fundraiser. So far the Museum has raised half of the $25M which is required to break ground for the new building. The new Director of Development will be responsible for completing this phase of the campaign, and then leading the Museum’s future fundraising efforts. He/she will have demonstrated capital fundraising experience but be able to work in an entrepreneurial environment without the scaffolding common in large institutions. Will be able to organize and prioritize current prospects and identify new ones; skillful at soliciting and closing mid to high range gifts; comfortable in a sophisticated environment. Qualifications include a Bachelor’s Degree or higher and a minimum of 8 to 10 years of experience in the upper levels of cultural fundraising; a proven record of success in capital fundraising; interpersonal skills to work productively with staff, trustees and supporters; an interest in World War II. This is a retained search. Please visit http://www.imsearch.com/searches/details/content/S5-872.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
SALARY RANGE: Competitive; commensurate with experience.
Posted on: 01/04/2017

Director of External Affairs

The Hyde Collection Glens Falls, NY
The Hyde is seeking an experienced leader who will contribute to the Museum’s continued growth, and one who will help position The Hyde for future success. Applicants should have a minimum of eight (8) years of relevant experience, with a minimum of four (4) years of management experience. The Director of External Affairs is a senior-level position reporting directly to the Museum’s Director and is responsible for the management of the following areas: development, membership, and special events; marketing, design, and communications; and visitor services. The Director of External Affairs regularly reports to the Board of Trustees and represents The Hyde at community and Museum functions and events. Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter including salary requirements, and a list of three professional references to: staff@keena.com or Keena, 2 Progress Blvd., Queensbury, NY 12804. EOE
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 01/04/2017

Development Associate/Grants Manager

The Children's Museum Inc. West Hartford, CT
The Children's Museum Inc. is hiring for a full time Development Associate/Grants Manager.. This position works alongside lead staff and museum management to engage in fund development functions with an emphasis on providing research, direction and leadership for all programs and projects that are funded or sponsored by Federal, State, corporate or private individual funds. The ideal candidate must communicate effectively with museum leaders and staff to identify and prioritize programs and projects that need funded support. They will Identify and research new funding opportunities while providing stewardship to existing funders. They work with museum staff and leadership to develop budgets, reports and ancillary materials needed to create and support grant proposals and the grant reporting process and write and submit grant proposals in a timely manner.They will follow-up to ensure each funded project is meeting the approved proposals requirements and conditions and support museum leadership in the creation of contributed revenue and expense budgets and monitor grant income goals and expenses. Candidates must demonstrate a knowledge of basic fundraising models and strategies, and locate sources for new funding opportunities. They must possess strong networking skills and be comfortable reaching out to prospective funders. Experience with Blackbaud's Altru software is preferred. A Batchelors degree with multi year experience in grant writing and prior not-for-profit experience with an emphasis on prior work within a family centered educational institution is preferred. To apply, please forward cover letter, resume, writing sample, references and salary expectations to devoresumes@gmail.com. For full job description visit http://www.thechildrensmuseumct.org/about-us/employment/
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
SALARY RANGE: $35,000 to $45,000/ year
Posted on: 01/04/2017

Education

Assistant Coordinator of Interpretation & Education

Billings Farm & Museum Woodstock, VT
Position will help with the development, organization, implementation, maintenance and evaluation of educational programs, tours and activities and includes work both behind the scenes and on the front line. The ideal candidate for this position is an energetic, flexible, organized individual who likes working with students, teachers and our visiting public. Successful candidates should have an interest in history, with teaching experience helpful but not necessary. Teamwork, flexibility, and a positive attitude are essential attributes as is the availability to work some evenings, weekends and holidays as needed. Billings Farm & Museum is a premiere Jersey dairy farm that continues a 146-year-old tradition of agricultural excellence. We offer innovative farm programs and historical exhibits that explore Vermont’s rural heritage and values, engaging over 55,000 visitors a year in interactive learning that fosters an appreciation for responsible agriculture and animal husbandry. The only outdoor museum in the country that combines a fully-operational dairy farm with interactive programs and historic exhibits, we are located in Woodstock, Vermont, heralded as the “prettiest small town in America,” and home to Vermont’s only National Park. Outstanding benefits; minimum BA/BS and 2-3 years museum experience.Job description available on request. Cover letter, resume and three references should be emailed to Marian Koetsier, Administrative Officer, mkoetsier@billingsfarm.org, by March 17, 2017. Billings Farm & Museum is an equal opportunity employer.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 02/24/2017

Costumed Historian/Farm Worker

Old Sturbridge Village Sturbridge, MA
The Agriculture Lead Interpreter will manage daily operation of program, livestock, and exhibits. Take a front line management role and facilitate the OSV experience for all learners in a friendly, courteous and professional manner. Essential Duties and Responsibilities:Responsible for providing support to the coordinator for the day-to-day operation of the agriculture program, mentoring paid and volunteer staff, providing content training, hand-skill development, and input into staff reviews. Also mentors staff in quality of customer service, content of interpretive information, judicious use of time, and historical appropriateness of costume appearance. Oversee and ensure daily checks of: Livestock, Fields, Barns, Cattle yard and sheds, horse sheds. The full-time benefited position requires holiday work, a five day Wednesday – Sunday work week, unrestricted availability, with a minimum of four weekend days per month. Other duties may be assigned. Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, the individual must be able to accurately portray a 19th century farmer. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Education and/or Experience: Associates degree (A.A) or equivalent from two-year college; three months up to and including one year experience working with the public in a museum, educational institution or historical society; demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with a wide variety of audiences; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Interested candidates should send their resume to jobs@osv.org.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 02/24/2017

Costumed Historian/Blacksmith Shop

Old Sturbridge Village Sturbridge, MA
Blacksmith Lead Interpreter (Fulltime Costumed Historian - Blacksmith Shop) The Blacksmith Lead Interpreter will manage daily operation of program and the Blacksmith Shop exhibit. Take a front line management role and facilitate the OSV experience for all learners in a friendly, courteous and professional manner. Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following: Responsible for providing support to the coordinator for day to day operation of blacksmithing program. Writing staff reviews, Customer Service, serve as a mentor to other staff members. The full-time benefited position requires holiday work, a five day Wednesday – Sunday work week, unrestricted availability, with a minimum of four weekend days per month. Other duties may be assigned. Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, the individual must be able to accurately portray a 19th century blacksmith. Education and/or Experience: Three months up to and including one year experience working with the public in a museum, educational institution or historical society; previous blacksmithing experience and proficiency in the forging of iron tools and hardware, ideally those appropriate to early 19th century America; Associates degree (A.A) or equivalent from two-year college; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Interested candidates should send their resume to jobs@osv.org.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 02/24/2017

STEAM & School-Aged Programs Coordinator

The Children's Museum of New Hampshire Dover, NH
The STEAM and School-Aged Programs Coordinator is responsible for developing, leading, and evaluating a variety of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math programs for school-aged children and their caregivers that utilize the museum’s exhibits and collections. This includes but is not limited to onsite school programs, camps, fee-based classes, traveling outreach programs, activities for the STEAM Innovation Lab, curriculum development and special events. Mentors Experience Guides, interns and education volunteers. Actively creates, executes and tracks program evaluation. Full job description: https://www.childrens-museum.org/about/employment. Qualified applicants please send your resume and cover letter to sarah@childrens-museum.org; indicate the job title “STEAM Coordinator” in the subject line. Applications will be reviewed and selected candidates will be contacted for an interview.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 02/15/2017

Museum Educator

USS Constitution Museum Boston, MA
Educators at the USS Constitution Museum work in a highly visible position that is essential to fulfilling the Museum’s mission of creating a positive, memorable experience where visitors can learn and connect to history. This seasonal (April 1-October 31) position is responsible for welcoming and providing exceptional customer service to our visitors; facilitating a range of hands-on interpretive programs for different audiences; acting as a resource for visitors in the Museum’s hands-on galleries; assisting with student, camp, and adult groups; and encouraging visitors to voluntarily donate to the Museum. As a part of the Museum Learning department, you will be trained in interpretation techniques, customer service, and USS Constitution’s history. Ideal candidates possess strong customer service skills, a mature and outgoing personality; and an enjoyment for interacting with members of the public. Previous employment or volunteer experience in museum education/interpretation or customer service positions is preferred. Those selected for the position will be required to attend training in the beginning of April. Seasonal full-time, part-time, substitute (on-call) positions are available. Please check the Museum’s website for a list of available schedules. Interested individuals should send cover letter, resume, schedule preferences, and references to jzanolli@usscm.org. Only those selected for interviews will be contacted. EOE.
SALARY RANGE: $13/hr
Posted on: 02/15/2017

Museum Education Program Specialist II

Maine State Museum Augusta, ME
The Maine State Museum is currently seeking a full-time Museum Education Specialist II position. This is a leadership position within the education team. Creative, well-qualified educators are encouraged to apply! The Maine State Museum is currently open five days a week; the position would be required to work some weekend and evening hours. The position is scheduled to begin mid-June, 2017. The position is responsible for developing and implementing innovative, engaging, and relevant gallery experiences for a wide range of visitors. This position assists in training staff and volunteers; assists with the day-to-day operations of the museum public spaces and admission desk; and the development of special events. A well-qualified candidate is proficient in interdisciplinary, object-based teaching as well as interpretive writing, curriculum development, and the design of hands-on activities; knowledgeable of current inquiry-based pedagogy and teaching strategies; and has an interest in digital technologies and media for use in online and in-house interpretative projects. Individuals with a natural science and/or STEM backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply. For additional information about the position, visit the General Government Service Center website at http://www.maine.gov/fps/opportunities/ and click on the position “Museum Education Specialist II Full-Time (40 hours weekly).” Qualified candidates should send a resume, direct hire application, and letter of interest to Mindy Hansen, HR Generalist, General Gov. Service Center, 74 State House Station, Augusta, Maine 04333-0074, 207-624-7430 (T), 207-287-4032 (F) or email applications to dafsdirecthire@maine.gov by March 3, 2017. Direct Hire applications are available at the General Government Service Center website.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
SALARY RANGE: $35,484.80 - $48,089.60
Posted on: 02/07/2017

Public Historian

USS Constitution Museum Boston, MA
The USS Constitution Museum seeks a full-time public historian to support the museum’s mission. As the memory and educational voice of USS Constitution, the USS Constitution Museum preserves, displays, and interprets collections related to the Ship and her crew through interactive exhibitions, compelling programs, and engaging outreach initiatives. The public historian manages projects related to the history and interpretation of the ship; makes collections accessible through exhibitions, website platforms, and publications; research on all aspects of the ship’s history (1794-present); writes for and communicates with a broad range of audiences, including scholars, students, families, and the general public; publishes findings online and in print; responds to reference inquiries that are historical, maritime, and genealogical in nature; identifies and researches potential acquisitions; teaches the ship’s history naval personnel who interpret the ship to the public; works with museum staff and trustees to develop and build an ongoing speaker and program series; and speaks publicly to a variety of audiences and serves as an ambassador the USS Constitution Museum. Candidate must have strong communication (writing and speaking) and research skills. The museum is a highly collaborative environment, and the candidate must be a strong collaborator. Academic background (MA required) in US History. Previous experience working in public history or in a museum/historic site required. Knowledge of or experience in maritime/naval history preferred. Public speaking experience required. Interested individuals should send cover letter, resume, writing sample, and references to jobs@usscm.org by March 1, 2017. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 02/02/2017

Assistant Tutor

Historic Deerfield, Inc. Deerfield, MA
Assistant Tutor, Historic Deerfield Summer Fellowship Program, Historic Deerfield, Deerfield, MA Based at Historic Deerfield Museum, the Assistant Tutor provides program support to the Director of the Summer Fellowship Program and mentors seven undergraduate fellows. This position requires strong organizational skills and an accompanying interest in and ability to collaborate and work in group settings. Museum or other public history experience a plus; applicants must hold a valid driver’s license and be comfortable with driving extended distances (see description of museum visits and week-long trip, below.) Minimum requirements: Master’s level coursework in History (American) or related discipline (American Studies, Art History, Public History, etc.) The Assistant Tutor assists with seminars on early New England history, material culture and museum studies; advises, assists and mentors independent research and writing projects; oversees residential life including daily meal details; monitors evening hours at the museum’s research library; arranges and participates in day-long museum visits and a week-long trip at the end of the program that includes Washington DC, Williamsburg (VA), Winterthur (DE), and New York; provides other administrative support as needed; assists with Program wrap-up and works on Summer Fellowship Alumni Newsletter at Program conclusion (August 14-23.) Dates: June 5-Aug. 23, 2017. Salary: $4250.00; furnished apartment and all meals included. To apply, email or mail a letter of interest, vita and three references by Friday, March 3, 2017 to: Barbara A. Mathews, Public Historian and Director of Academic Programs, Historic Deerfield, Deerfield, MA 01342. Email: bmathews@historic-deerfield.org Phone: (413) 775-7207
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Temporary
Posted on: 01/06/2017

Exhibits

Collections & Exhibitions Manager

Phillips Exeter Academy Exeter, NH
The Collections & Exhibitions Manager will contribute to the Lamont Gallery’s comprehensive collections inventory/management project, and will oversee all aspects of the care and management of works of art owned by the Lamont Gallery as well as contribute to the management and installation of collections-related exhibitions. The CEM will also serve as preparator and installation manager for the gallery’s rotating exhibition program and will contribute to organizing, installing, and managing the display of work for gallery exhibitions and special off-site projects. The position also supports general gallery operations and events. This position will report to the gallery director and curator. For full job description and to apply go to http://www.exeter.edu/home/about-us/employment-phillips-exeter-academy/career-opportunities.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Temporary
SALARY RANGE: Competitive
Posted on: 01/17/2017

Exhibit Floor Coordinator

Edward M Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate Boston, MA
For full description visit https://www.emkinstitute.org/about/careers. The Exhibit Floor Coordinator is responsible for overseeing the effective day-to-day functioning of the exhibit interpretation program at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute. Working directly with the Volunteer and Intern Program Manager, the Coordinator assists in placement, training, including the refinement, distribution and oversight of educational materials, scheduling, and evaluating of volunteers and interns ensuring that they are well prepared to provide a quality interpretation experience for visitors. The EF Coordinator is responsible for the volunteer and intern positioning, visitor and group logistic flow, IT resources related to the visitor experience, and the visitor learning experience on the floor. On assigned shifts, the EF Coordinator directly supervises the work of assigned volunteers and interns on the floor. The EF Coordinator works collaboratively with the EVE Interpretation Coordinator to assist in testing and training volunteers on new interpretative content and in reinforcing and supporting best practices in informal education interpretation. The Exhibit Floor Coordinator actively partners with the EVE Education Coordinator in implementing best practices to enhance the educational experience for school and other tour groups; and the EF Coordinator works effectively with the Visitor Services department on logistical coordination of guests, groups, and best practices in customer service.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 01/11/2017

Exhibit Developer

MIT Museum Cambridge, MA
The Exhibit Developer (ED) is responsible for supporting the development of exhibits through research, content and experience development, collaborating with the Director of Galleries & Exhibitions, curators, designers and teams. Principal Duties & Responsibilities: Research educational, scientific and technological content. Develop and document exhibit experience concepts and their operation. Advocate for educational and visitor experience goals as represented through design. Write and edit exhibit copy. Assist with exhibit prototyping and conduct evaluation. Develop project reports and other materials. Research exhibit resources and assist with development of exhibit ideas and programs. Research, track and manage artifacts as needed. Develop scripts and work closely with multimedia producers. Ensure that exhibits are experientially engaging and scientifically accurate. Conduct photo and other visual media research. Project manage logistics and communication with internal teams and outside vendors as assigned. Meet project budgets and schedules. Qualifications & Skills: BA/BS (MA/MS preferred) in science, math, engineering, science education, social sciences or a field related to informal teaching and learning. Minimum of 3+ years of experience developing museum exhibitions, preferably in interactive science or art environments. Excellent oral, written and communication skills. Willingness and ability to work as part of a team and collaborate with science researchers and non-specialists. Excellent research and organizational skills; candidates must be detail oriented, self-motivated, conscientious, thorough, task-focused and able to manage and track multiple demands in a fast-paced environment. Excellent technical proficiency with MS Office (Word, Excel, PPT) and Google docs. Applicants must apply online at MIT HR website, job. #14147. (See MIT Museum website for complete job description.)
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 01/06/2017

Facilities

No Facilities positions are currently available.

Museum Store

Guest Services Coordinator for Southern Berkshires

The Trustees Stockbridge, MA
The Trustees seeks a new member of our team in the Southern Berkshires. The Guest Services Coordinator will oversee the day- to-day operations of the Naumkeag Gift Shop and Welcome Center, coordinate a robust Group Tour program for Southern Berkshires properties of The Trustees, and play a key role in developing community connections to help to build audiences at our sites. We are looking for someone with outstanding organizational and communication skills with proven ability to complete assigned tasks and projects on deadline; knowledge of the regional tourism and business sectors; retail merchandising experience; a friendly disposition and desire to collaborate with a range of regional staff, volunteers and the general public; and a successful track record with creative, cost-effective publicity and marketing tools. For a full job description and to apply, go to: http://www.thetrustees.org/about-us/employment/
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 01/23/2017

Security

No Security positions are currently available.

Visitor Services

Visitor Center and Design Store Associate

Philip Johnson Glass House New Canaan, CT
This post is responsible for providing initial orientation and excellent client service for all visitors before and after tours and is required to provide interpretation and understanding of design objects in our carefully curated Design Store. Processing retail sales and completing ticket transactions in person and on the phone in a courteous and professional manor. Candidate must demonstrate a collaborative, positive, supportive spirit, while working with all staff members to provide a seamless, warm, welcoming experience for all visitors that exceeds expectations. Other duties include: ♦daily opening and closing of register and Visitor Center. ♦maintenance of visual displays, ensure all supplies and inventory is well stocked keeping store neat and orderly at all times. Some lifting is required for restocking and inventory adjustments. ♦communicating with Design Store manager when products are running low ♦provide assistance during special events and exhibitions ♦FedEx labeling, packing and shipping to customers from store and on phone This is a part time- seasonal position averaging 16- 32 hours weekly. Requires availability Thursday through Monday from mid/late April through the beginning of December, including weekends, holidays, and some evenings. Ideal candidate will have: ♦a degree in an arts related field, i.e. art history, architecture, design, museum studies ♦outstanding verbal communication skills and ability to work in a fast paced environment with flexibility and poise. ♦Experience with computers and POS systems ♦experience working in a professional retail or museum environment ♦must possess a valid driver’s license Please send resume and cover letter to: dbaharian@theglasshouse.org Dominica P. Baharian Manager, Design Store and Visitor Center,The Glass House 199 Elm St. New Canaan, Ct. 06840
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Part time
Posted on: 02/21/2017

Part-Time Museum Guide

Moffatt-Ladd House & Garden Portsmouth, NH
The Moffatt-Ladd House & Garden in downtown Portsmouth, NH seeks a seasonal part-time Museum Guide for the 2017 season (June 1- October 15). The primary responsibilities of the Museum Guide are to greet visitors, conduct museum tours of the ca.1763 Moffatt-Ladd House, and provide general security of the collection. Guides also assist with daily museum operations such as tour admissions, museum shop coverage, light housekeeping duties, and opening and closing the museum. The opportunity to assist with public programs and private events such as weddings and parties will arise throughout the season. Training is provided. Qualifications: A high school diploma and one or more years of related job experience. A Bachelor’s degree is preferred. Those who apply should enjoy working with the public, including children, and have an interest in history and decorative arts. Must be available weekdays, weekends, have a flexible schedule, and be willing to work at least 2 days a week. Applicants must be able to be on their feet and climb stairs for extended periods of time. This part-time position is perfect for retirees, students, those interested in museum education, and others looking for flexible hours in a beautiful, historic environment. Please send cover letter and resume to Barbara Ward, Director/Curator c/o Moffatt-Ladd House & Garden 154 Market St. Portsmouth, NH 03801 or via email: programs@moffattladd.org. Reviewing applications immediately, interviews to begin no later than March 31, 2017. For more information, call (603) 430-7968.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Part time
Posted on: 02/17/2017

Visitor Services Associate

Armenian Museum of America Watertown, MA
Description: The Armenian Museum of America is seeking to fill our front desk Visitor Services position. This individual will be responsible for handling the front desk and the gift shop during the museum’s open hours: Friday through Sunday, 12-6 pm, greeting museum visitors and tour groups in a friendly and positive manner, tracking in-person membership sign-ups and renewals, ensuring that the appearance of the gallery and gift shop is well maintained, preparing weekly visitor and gift shop reports, and performing other duties as assigned Qualifications: The ability to work during all of the museum’s open hours: Friday through Sunday 12:00-6:00 PM until the end of March and Thursday-Sunday 12:00-6:00 PM beginning in April. Working Thursdays until the hour change is also possible. Good communication skills and a professional appearance and mannerism required. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite also required. Basic knowledge of the Armenian culture is a plus, but not required. How To Apply: To apply please send a resume, cover letter and at least two references to: Anna Kaczmarek - anna@armenianmuseum.org
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Part time
Posted on: 02/10/2017

Museum Guides, Parking Lot Attendants, and Roleplayers

Strawbery Banke Museum Portsmouth, NH
Strawbery Banke is now hiring seasonal staff for May-October 2017. These positions require applicants who enjoy speaking with the public, have great customer service skills, and who are enthusiastic about our local history. Museum Guides use Strawbery Banke’s buildings, collections, and landscapes to help museum visitors connect their experiences and memories to the past through the stories of the Puddle Dock neighborhood and how it has changed over time to an audience of all ages, interests, abilities, and backgrounds. Parking Lot Attendants greet the public coming to Strawbery Banke, answer customer service questions about the museum and Portsmouth, and manage our parking lot. Roleplayers at Strawbery Banke Museum realistically portray life in a historical Portsmouth household through costumed first-person interpretation. Roleplayers supervise an interpretive station while interacting with museum patrons, staff, and other roleplayers. Using techniques such as storytelling, object investigation, and skills demonstration, roleplayers add a meaningful dimension to the daily visitor experience. Positions are seasonal, part-time and pay $8.25/hour. Those who are interested must be able to work weekdays and weekends and be able to commit to our May 1-October 31 season, plus special programs November 1-April 30. Please email resume to: education@strawberybanke.org.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Part time
Posted on: 02/08/2017

Visitor Services Manager

New England Air Musuem Windsor Locks, CT
The New England Air Museum in Windsor Locks, CT seeks an experienced and passionate full-time Visitor Services Manager. Do you have excellent people skills and a great attitude? Do you love the challenge of finding creative solutions and managing people? Are you looking to work in a unique environment as part of a motivated team? NEAM is the largest air museum in New England and we need someone like you to manage our front desk operations and ensure that our visitors, members and guests have a positive and memorable experience. As a front-line representative of NEAM, you will have a cheerful attitude, excellent judgment and quick, creative problem-solving skills. You will be responsible for the front desk operations including ticketing, membership, the museum store, and group sales. You will hire, train and schedule front desk associates and oversee volunteer docent scheduling. You will serve as the museum’s weekend manager. Requirements include retail sales experience, expertise with POS systems and purchasing and inventory control. Museum experience is a major plus. Strong computer skills and the ability to create spreadsheets and analyze visitor data. You will participate in marketing and PR efforts including social media to drive museum attendance. We are seeking experienced applicants only. At least four years of relevant experience, a valid driver’s license and at least three solid management references will be required. Compensation includes competitive salary and benefits. Only applicants meeting our strict hiring criteria will be contacted as part of our short-listing process. Please include a cover letter with your resume and send to jgray@neam.org
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
SALARY RANGE: $45,000 - $50,000
Posted on: 02/08/2017

Museum Interpreter

Heritage Museums & Gardens Sandwich, MA
Heritage Museums & Gardens seeks outgoing people who love working with visitors of all ages to join our team. Your job: create memorable experiences that exceed our visitors’ expectations. Be a resource for families, connect them with exhibit and garden content, lead interactive tours, and be a Minister of Fun. Ideal candidates for this seasonal position have exceptional customer service skills, a commitment to teamwork, dynamic interpersonal skills, and genuine joy when working with the public. For a full job description visit http://heritagemuseumsandgardens.org/about-us/join-our-team/employment/. Please send resume, cover letter, and three references to interpretation@heritagemuseums.org by March 1, 2017.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Temporary
Posted on: 01/31/2017

Visitor Services Coordinator

Edward M Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate Boston, MA
Visitor Services Coordinator is responsible for providing effective customer service as the public face and voice of the Institute at the front desk and on the phone to EMK guests. The Coordinator responds to questions and provides up–to-date information on exhibits, hours, programs and other EMK services. The Coordinator independently manages the front desk on assigned days, operates the Point of Sales system for on-site and online ticketing, and working with the Assistant Manager organizes and maintains systems for handling and tracking memberships, and group sales for visitors to the Institute. The VS Coordinator answers the phone in a cordial and professional manner, referring calls as needed, taking messages, responding to visitor questions, and resolving caller issues and concerns. The VS Coordinator assists in Level One membership sales and manages the electronic mail that comes to info@emkinstitute.org, groupsales@institute.org. The VS Coordinator works closely with the VS Manager and Assistant Manager on recruiting tour groups and in performing tasks required ensuring that all the operational functions of the Institute are in place each day prior to opening to the public. The Incumbent is responsible for effectively performing the assigned administrative tasks of Visitor Services and Operations including tour group scheduling, running reports, ordering supplies for the Institute and other administrative tasks as required. The Coordinator represents Visitor Services, as assigned, on internal committees and working groups. Please email resume and cover letter to resumes@emkinstitute.org, with the title "VIsitor Services Coordinator" in the subject line. Please, no phone calls. EMK does not retain external search firms. No solicitation calls will be entertained.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 01/20/2017

Museum Technician I

Maine State Museum Augusta, ME
The Maine State Museum has two 20-hour a week Museum Technician I positions in the Education Division. The Maine State Museum is open five days a week (Tue-Sat). These positions would be required to work some Saturdays. The Museum Technician I position primarily provides visitor services at the Museum Admission Desk, as well as within the exhibit galleries, by providing basic information about the exhibits on display, assisting with exhibit and visitor safety, and helping with exhibit maintenance. This position also helps maintain visitation data and should be well-versed, and at ease with current computer applications. The ideal candidate will have the ability to work as part of a team, adapt to changing situations, and work well under pressure. Work is performed under general supervision. Two (2) years education and/or experience in appropriate museum specialty. Preference will be given to applicants with experience in visitor services within a cultural, library, or community center organization. Related work experience may be substituted for education on a year-for-year basis.Please submit a cover letter, resume’ and Direct Hire Application. This job posting and a Direct Hire application can be found on our website: http://www.maine.gov/fps/opportunities/ click the direct hire link. Applications must be received or postmarked by: Friday, September 25, 2015. Posted on: 12/31/1969

Volunteer Services

No Volunteer Services positions are currently available.

Intern/Fellowship, Paid

Curatorial Fellowship

Old Sturbridge Village Sturbridge, MA
Old Sturbridge Village, New England’s largest living history museum, welcomes applications for a one-year curatorial fellowship for 2017-2018. This is a one-year position, beginning in summer 2017. The fellowship provides an emerging museum professional the opportunity to work with curatorial and library staff on a variety of projects related to exhibitions, collections management, research, and programming. Specific duties will be assigned on a project basis and may include, but are not limited to, exhibitions; research enquiries; collections management; cataloging; furnishings plans; public lectures and presentations. The Fellow will work closely with the staff on research and development of exhibits located throughout the Village campus. The position is open to candidates who have received a graduate degree in museum studies, American material culture, decorative arts, art history, public history, history or a related field in the last two years (after May 2015). Knowledge of American decorative arts, especially New England materials dating from 1790 to 1840, and experience working in a museum environment is required. Demonstrated experience with exhibitions and collections management including records management, object handling, research and documentation is preferred. Evenings and weekends may occasionally be required for programs, events, or other needs. The fellow will receive a stipend of $25,000. The position includes no benefits and housing is available at no cost. Please submit a letter of interest, resume and two letters of reference to jobs@osv.org. Please put “OSV Curatorial Fellowship” and your last name into the subject line. The deadline for applications is April 1, 2017. Posted on: 02/27/2017

Summer Education & Programming Internship

Friends of the Morrill Homestead Strafford, VT
The Justin Morrill State Historic Site is a National Historic Landmark and state-owned historic site administered by the Vermont Division for Historic Preservation (VDHP). The Friends of the Morrill Homestead (Friends) is a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization that fosters a greater awareness of the life and legacy of Senator Justin Morrill and works closely with the VDHP to preserve and restore this historic property of national significance. Internship Responsibilities: The Summer Education & Programming Intern works with the Friends on public programming, volunteer outreach and research (reporting to Director). Duties include, but are not limited to assisting with education programs and public events; assisting with children’s camps about art, history and nature; greeting site visitors and conducting garden walks. Projects include developing a new educational program, assisting with exhibits and a research project. (Intern may also have the opportunity to work for the VDHP, leading historic tours of the Justin Morrill Homestead.) Weekend & evening hours required. Experience: Background and experience in education, public programming and interpretation of history and/or natural history and experience with children and the general public. Strong organizational skills, interpersonal skills, expertise in advertising through social media. Students in history, education, natural history and horticulture encouraged. Schedule: June 10-August 13, 2017, plus brief orientation prior to June 10. 32 hours/week (Tuesday-Saturday), with some evenings and Sundays. Stipend: $2,500 Contact: Please email applications BY MARCH 19 2017 to: director@morrillhomestead.org Include a cover letter expressing interest, resume, writing sample and list of three references. No phone calls, please.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Part time
SALARY RANGE: $2,500
Posted on: 02/27/2017

Special Events Intern

Old Sturbridge Village Sturbridge, MA
Responsibilities: The Special Events Intern will work one-on-one with the Director of Special Events to get an inside knowledge of how major special events are developed, planned, and executed in a large museum setting. They will work as part of the museum team to learn the important role that special events play in the overall museum experience. They will assist the Director with all aspects of the special events, including attending meetings to plan the event, both internally with museum staff and externally with outside consultants and vendors, preparing materials, completing paperwork, and working as part of the production team. After the event has taken place, the intern will assist in the evaluation process. Please check with your school to see if you're eligible for academic credit. This is an unpaid internship. Summer interns receive a stipend of $1,500. Candidates for internships are chosen on the basis of a written application and an in-person or phone interview. Hours: Internship available year-round: fall semester, spring semester, and summer. The work day is from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and the museum is open Wednesday - Sunday (administrative departments operate Monday-Friday only); work schedules vary by department. To Apply you can download an internship application at https://www.osv.org/sites/default/files/OSV%20Internship%20Application%20-%20Form%20Fill.pdf. Please visit our intern website at www.osv.org/content/college-interns
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
SALARY RANGE: $1,500.00
Posted on: 02/21/2017

Museum Education Intern

Hancock Shaker VIllage Pittsfield, MA
Education Intern Energetic, well-spoken intern needed to join interpretive staff of a historic Shaker village and farm in western Massachusetts. Interpreters share the Shakers’ story, beliefs, and continuing relevance through talks, tours, and demonstrations. Intern will gain experience in public speaking, historical research, and visitor services. Intern will give daily interpretive talks; engage younger visitors and their families with farm- and craft-related activities in the hands-on Discovery Barn; and, working with the Education Director, coordinate and oversee programmatic elements of the Village’s public programs. Intern will participate in cross-departmental activities that provide rich exposure to behind-the-scenes work of a living history museum. Full-time internship begins June 5 and ends August 11. Intern will receive a $100/week stipend; off-site housing may be available if needed. Qualifications: Presently enrolled in or just graduated from an academic institution within the United States and its territories. Enthusiasm for working with the public; excellent oral communication skills; a strong foundation in history, sociology, cultural studies, or another subject related to the Village; demonstrated ability to take direction and work independently; success working in a dynamic environment; experience with life on a farm a plus but not required. For full description, visit www.hancockshakervillage.org/employment. To apply, send 1) resume, 2) letter of interest describing qualifications, and 3) names and contact information of three professional/academic references to Cindy Dickinson, Director of Education, Hancock Shaker Village, by e-mail at cdickinson@hancockshakervillage.org or by mail at PO Box 927, Pittsfield, MA 01202. Deadline for applications: Thursday, March 30, 2017.
SALARY RANGE: Stipend of $100/week for 10 weeks
Posted on: 02/17/2017

Farm & Garden Internship

Hancock Shaker VIllage Pittsfield, MA
Farm Intern Hard-working, energetic intern needed to work alongside Hancock Shaker Village CSA manager to execute daily operations of sustainable vegetable production on the Village Farm. Intern will gain invaluable experience operating a successful and sustainable production garden at the heart of a public historic site. Intern will help with weed control; organic pest control; planting and managing cover crops; harvesting and preparing vegetables and produce for weekly CSA pick-up; and staffing CSA pick-up. Intern will also learn basic animal husbandry and participate in barn chores as needed. Assisting with garden tours or facilitating Saturday workshops also an option. Intern will participate in cross-departmental activities that provide rich exposure to behind-the-scenes work of a living history museum. Full-time internship begins June 5 and ends August 11. Intern will receive a $100/week stipend; off-site housing may be available if needed. Qualifications: Presently enrolled in or just graduated from an academic institution within the United States and its territories. Strong commitment to learning about sustainable agriculture; demonstrated ability to take direction and work independently; success working in a dynamic environment; and willingness to work hard in all types of weather. For full description, visit www.hancockshakervillage.org/employment. To apply, send 1) resume, 2) letter of interest describing qualifications, and 3) names and contact information of three professional/academic references to Cindy Dickinson, Director of Education, Hancock Shaker Village, by e-mail at cdickinson@hancockshakervillage.org or by mail at PO Box 927, Pittsfield, MA 01202. Deadline for applications: Thursday, March 30, 2017
SALARY RANGE: Stipend of $100/week for 10 weeks
Posted on: 02/17/2017

Graphic Design/Social Media Intern

Hancock Shaker VIllage Pittsfield, MA
Graphic design/social media intern Talented intern needed to help convey the beauty and authentic qualities of a historic Shaker village and farm in western Massachusetts, whose multifaceted programs illuminate Shaker values still relevant today. Working closely with the President, the intern will create and implement social media and design strategies that increase exposure, maintain a loop between the museum’s current social media platforms, and enhance how the museum presents to, interacts with, and expands its audience. Intern will design collateral materials; plan/produce/execute social media campaigns; and conduct research. Intern will also participate in cross-departmental activities that provide rich exposure to behind-the-scenes work of a living history museum. Full-time internship begins June 5 and ends August 11. Intern will receive a $100/week stipend; off-site housing may be available if needed. Qualifications: Presently enrolled in or just graduated from an academic institution within the United States and its territories. A solid background in design and/or media production, advertising, media, PR, journalism, and/or communications. Ability to work fast, manage multiple projects and communicate effectively. Strong graphic and computer skills. Video/media production experience helpful. For full description, visit www.hancockshakervillage.org/employment. To apply, send 1) resume, 2) letter of interest describing qualifications, and 3) names and contact information of three professional/academic references to Cindy Dickinson, Director of Education, Hancock Shaker Village, by e-mail at cdickinson@hancockshakervillage.org or by mail at PO Box 927, Pittsfield, MA 01202.. Deadline for applications: Thursday, March 30, 2017.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
SALARY RANGE: Stipend of $100/week
Posted on: 02/17/2017

2017 Perkins Fellow

Old York Historical Society York, ME
The Old York Historical Society welcomes applicants for its Perkins Fellowship. The 2017 fellowship will concentrate on the curatorial research of 3-dimensional objects under consideration for deaccession. The project will include inventory management, provenance research, collections record management in PastPerfect and a final report and presentation of findings. The fellowship pays a $3000 stipend for a commitment of no less than 15 hours per week, 200 hours in total. Schedule can be flexible, must be agreed upon in advance. Most work will be carried out at the organization’s collection storage facility in Kittery, Maine but may also include some hours at the museum and archives in York Village, Maine. Candidates should have prior museum and/or decorative arts experience, must be able to work independently, and should be proficient in Excel. Familiarity with PastPerfect is helpful, but not required. Preference will be given to graduate and post-graduate students. To apply, please send a letter of interest and resume to collectionsmanager@oldyork.org. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until a candidate is selected.
SALARY RANGE: $3000
Posted on: 02/17/2017

Canterbury Shaker Village Intern

Canterbury Shaker Village Canterbury, NH
Canterbury Shaker Village is offering several full-time internship opportunities with $1000 stipend and onsite housing for summer or fall 2017 (flexible start and end dates). Under the jurisdiction of the Education Department, interns will gain work experience in a variety of museum operations including offering guided tours, developing family-friendly activities, and demonstrating historic trades. Interns will also have the opportunity to develop their own research-based project that may be incorporated into future Village programming. Ideal candidates will be energetic, self-disciplined, comfortable interacting with diverse staff and visitors of all ages, and have good research skills and familiarity with curatorial practices. Recent graduates as well as currently enrolled students in a relevant BA or MA program are welcome to apply. Applicants must be willing to work some weekends. To apply, send a letter of interest, resume, and 2 letters of recommendation to Becky Soules, Daily Visitor & Youth Programs Manager, at rsoules@shakers.org or 288 Shaker Road, Canterbury, NH 03224. Applications will be reviewed as they are received; preferred deadline of March 1, 2017.
SALARY RANGE: $1000 stipend & onsite housing
Posted on: 02/15/2017

Graduate Intern

Castine Historical Society Castine, ME
Castine Historical Society (CHS) annually offers a paid internship opportunity for a graduate student preparing to enter the job market in museum studies, public history, archival science or a related field. The internship is full time (35 hours per week) for 10 weeks in the summer of 2017 with a stipend of $2,800. Goals of the internship include preparing and implementing public walking tours of Castine. The program also offers the intern an opportunity to focus on a public history project such as building an online exhibit, developing podcasts for self-guided walking tours or proposing her/his own preservation or education project. CHS will work with the student to structure the internship to meet requirements for academic credit as needed. To view the full internship description and application instructions, visit http://www.castinehistoricalsociety.org/ or contact Paige Lilly via email at curator@castinehistoricalsociety.org. To apply, send the following by Monday, March 27, 2017, to Paige Lilly via email at curator@castinehistoricalsociety.org (please include the word “internship” in the subject line) or by post to Castine Historical Society, P.O. Box 238, Castine, Maine 04421: Cover letter describing your need for the experience offered by this internship, course of study, availability between June and September 2017, resume, letter of support from a faculty member in your graduate level program in museum studies, archival science, public history or related field, and names and contact information for two references from previous work or volunteer experiences.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Temporary
SALARY RANGE: $2800
Posted on: 02/15/2017

Summer Internship Program

Mystic Seaport Mystic, CT
Program dates: June 5 - August 11, 2017 Spend your summer on the banks of the beautiful Mystic River as you learn more about museums and the maritime world. We are seeking a diverse group of upper-level undergraduates and graduate students who are curious about museum work and passionate about sharing maritime history with the world. See how the academic subjects you've studied in school get translated into public history at one of the nation's largest history museums. You'll go behind-the-scenes at this and other top New England museums. A weekly discussion seminar, assigned readings, and presentations by Mystic Seaport leaders will introduce you to museum theory and current best practices. Two days each week will be spent as an exhibit interpreter. You’ll also spend two days each week working closely with museum staff on a research project contributing to future exhibits, programs, activities, and events. College or graduate credit may be available through your home campus. This is a full-time internship that pays a small stipend to cover living expenses. On-site housing may be available for a fee. To Apply Submit a completed application form (https://www.mysticseaport.org/staff/files/2014/01/Summer-Internship-Application-Form-2017.pdf ), a cover letter, two professional letters of recommendation, and a resume (or CV) to the address below. Priority will be given to applications received by March 3, 2017. Completed application packets can be emailed to Barbara Jarnagin at Barbara.jarnagin@mysticseaport.org or sent by post to: Barbara Jarnagin ATTN: Internship Program Education Department Mystic Seaport 75 Greenmanville Avenue P.O. Box 6000 Mystic, CT 06355-0990
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Temporary
Posted on: 02/15/2017

Scripps Summer Internship

Mystic Seaport Mystic, CT
Program dates: June 5 - August 11, 2017 Spend a summer on the Connecticut shore immersed in innovative museum programs, exhibition R&D, and audience studies. The Scripps Summer Internship Program will provide participants with the opportunity to apply museum theory while gaining practical and marketable skills, in areas including exhibition research and development, strategic planning, “placemaking”/community building, and audience evaluation. Full-time intern positions will focus on one of three areas: public programs and performances, exhibition development and research, and audience participation and evaluation. At the close of the season, Scripps interns will each complete a final report summarizing the work accomplished, and deliver a presentation to key stakeholders. Qualifications include graduate level museum studies coursework, demonstrated success in self-directed learning, or related content expertise. Other applicable skills include experience in communications, marketing, social media, or subject matter expertise. Credit may be available through your home campus. This is a full-time internship that pays a small stipend to cover living expenses and provides on-site housing. Submit a completed application form (https://www.mysticseaport.org/staff/files/2014/01/Scripps-Internship-Application-Form-2017.pdf ), a cover letter, two professional or academic letters of recommendation, and a resume (or CV) to the address below. Priority will be given to applications received by March 3, 2017. Applications submitted after that date will be considered as space allows. Completed application packets can be emailed to Arlene Marcionette at arlene.marcionette@mysticseaport.org or sent by post to: Arlene Marcionette Public Programs Project Manager Mystic Seaport 75 Greenmanville Avenue P.O. Box 6000 Mystic, CT 06355
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Temporary
Posted on: 02/15/2017

Historic Preservation Intern

National Trust for Historic Preservation Tarrytown, NY
Lyndhurst is a cool place to spend your summer. One of the most important Hudson River estates, Lyndhurst is A. J. Davis's masterwork. With structures dating from 1838 to 1911 and a spectacular 67 acre landscape on the Hudson River, this amazing setting can be your summer home. Interns work under the NTHP Restoration Project Manager and assist in the physical preservation of this incredible National Historic Landmark site. Historic Preservation BS/BA, MA/MS candidates and recent graduates of those programs are eligible for one of FIVE summer intern positions at the National Trust for Historic Preservation's Lyndhurst property. Be prepared to get your hands dirty! This internship provides hands-on experience restoring and repairing significant historic structures, and work alongside international MA/MS students from the École du Louvre Paris. The internship is 35-hours per week, Monday-Thursday for a 10 week period. Interns in 2017 will participate in restoration work at the National Landmark Gothic Revival mansion (c.1838), the oldest two lane regulation bowling alley in the United States (c.1894), museum displays, and other projects. Some interns will also rotate through the main office for social media, cataloging, documentation, development, fundraising and other work vital to our operation. Through fieldwork and field trips, students will experience the challenges and opportunities presented by stewarding historic structures. Send resume, references, and listing of Historic Preservation classes, plus cover letter detailing how this internship will benefit you, and the skills you bring to the position. Apply by email ONLY to trichmond@savingplaces.org. NO PHONE CALLS!!!
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
SALARY RANGE: $100/week plus housing
Posted on: 02/13/2017

Curatorial Intern

The Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum Brunswick, ME
Under the direction of the Director and Curator, the Curatorial Intern is responsible for (1) encouraging and facilitating faculty use of the Arctic Museum collections and exhibitions in their courses; (2) undertaking a major project related to one of the Arctic Museum’s initiatives; and (3) maintaining the Arctic Museum’s social media presence. In addition, the Curatorial Intern will help the Arctic Museum staff, performing routine tasks throughout the museum, including assisting with exhibit installations, routine collection care, K-12 and community outreach, and research support. A Bachelor’s degree is required, a major in Anthropology, History, Earth and Ocean Systems, or Environmental Studies is strongly preferred. Excellent research and writing skills required, as well as ability to engage with the public. Experience working in museums. Familiarity with Arctic environments and Inuit cultures. Ability to work with MS Office required, Adobe CS desirable. https://careers.bowdoin.edu/
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 02/10/2017

Marcia Brady Tucker Fellow

Yale University Art Gallery New Haven, CT
The Marcia Brady Tucker Curatorial Fellowship is a two-year, full-time appointment with benefits designed for an emerging scholar in the History of Photography who is interested in a curatorial career. Reporting to the Richard Benson Assistant Curator of Photography and Digital Media at the Yale University Art Gallery the Fellow will conduct essential research on and provide organizational, teaching, and project support related to the Gallery’s photography collection. M.A. in Art History or related field required. For more information and immediate consideration, please apply online at http://bit.ly/2jZMs5v. AA/EEO – M/F/Disability/Veteran
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
SALARY RANGE: Commensurate with experience.
Posted on: 02/08/2017

Museum Education Fellow

Bates College Lewiston, ME
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: The Education Fellow will assist the Education Curator with the planning, deployment, and evaluation of the museum’s educational programming that integrates the exhibitions and collections into k-12 curriculum and the Bates campus community. Examples of projects could include assisting with integrating the Thousand Words Project (TWP), the Museum’s education program that uses art from the collection as tools for learning language skills and to explore relationships between written communication and visual art, into area schools and classes; developing parent-child artmaking workshops; and after-hours discussions about exhibitions for Bates student organizations, supporting curricular connections and integrating museum programming into the cultural and social life of Bates. QUALIFICATIONS A BA or BS with a concentration or minor in Education and Classroom experience; strong writing and communication skills; and excellent organization skills and attention to detail. Desired: Art History, Studio Art coursework; experience working with material culture; familiarity with educational and social web-resources and web design; experience working in a museum or other educational setting; computer image and design software and database experience. The successful candidate will be a self-starter who also works well in a small, team-oriented museum environment, and have the ability to work with a variety of constituencies at a liberal arts college. APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS Please submit a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references. This position requires successful completion of a pre-employment background screening. https://apply.interfolio.com/40277
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Contract
Posted on: 02/06/2017

Archival/ Collections Internship

Natick Historical Society Natick, MA
The Natick Historical Society seeks graduate student interns for an Archival/Collection internship. The NHS, founded in 1870, holds collections that span from the town’s origins as a praying Indian community, to its development as an agricultural community, industrialized center, and suburb of Boston, to the current day. Object collections range from furniture, textiles, industrial and domestic items, natural history specimens, and Native American artifacts. Research resources include more than 12,000 images, more than 500 volumes in a special collections library, and archival materials with more than 400 subject headings. Students may be assigned to process new archival or object donations, helping to research and catalog them, store them according to professional standards, and/or to improve existing finding aids. Hours are flexible and projects can be assigned according to each student’s interests. Qualifications: Current or recent enrollment in a graduate-level program in museum studies or related program, experience safely handling museum collections, computer database skills, strong communication skills, and good organizational abilities. Knowledge of museum registration standards and practices a plus. To apply, please send a resume, cover letter and a short statement explaining why you are interested in this internship. Send application materials via e-mail to: Aaron M. Dougherty, Executive Director at director@natickhistoricalsociety.org. Flexible schedules of 8 to 16 hours a week. Posted on: 02/06/2017

Curatorial Fellow

Southern Methodist University Dallas, TX
The mission of the Mildred Hawn Exhibition Gallery in the Jake and Nancy Hamon Arts Library, SMU, serves a central role of community engagement in the arts. The exhibition program of the gallery is to hold two to three exhibitions per academic year by professionals in the performing and visual arts, regionally, nationally and abroad, which center on academic areas represented in the Hamon Arts Library's collections and curriculum of the Meadows School of the Arts. The Curatorial Fellow will report to the Assistant Director of the Hamon Arts Library, and in coordination with the Gallery Exhibition Committee, the Curatorial Fellow manages all elements of the exhibition program in the Hawn Gallery, adjoining lobby area, and in other areas of the Library. The position is a one year assignment for 30 hours a week during the 2017-2018 academic year. Recommended start date: May, 2017. Education and Experience: A Master’s degree in Art History, Curatorial Studies, or Museum Studies is required. A minimum of one year experience mounting exhibitions in a gallery or museum is required. An educational background in contemporary art is preferred. Experience working in a library environment is a plus. Deadline to apply: February 20, 2017. Complete details here: https://smu.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=PRO00000023 Southern Methodist University (SMU) will not discriminate in any employment practice, education program, education activity, or admissions on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status. SMU's commitment to equal opportunity includes nondiscrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity and expression.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
SALARY RANGE: Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications
Posted on: 01/30/2017

Corporate Art Internship

Fidelity Boston, MA
The Corporate Art Group is responsible for all aspects of the curation, registration, storage and movement of Fidelity’s corporate art collection. This collection is displayed in Fidelity’s North American and international locations throughout the buildings that Fidelity occupies.The group is divided into three functions – Curatorial, Registrarial and Operations. Based in Boston, s/he will report directly to a member of the operations team. We are looking for; Undergraduate or graduate coursework in art history, architectural history, graphic design or related subjects, Art history or fine arts background and/or coursework, Art industry experience (working or volunteering) with art collections, museums, contemporary art , Familiarity with collections management practices and the general art market is a plus. Potential projects include deaccessioning, inventory and condition assessments, database updates, regional art relocation, and overall process improvements, and based on experience level, provide support as needed to the broader Corporate Art Group. The Skills we are looking for are; Standard technological tool experience with Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe Creative Suite. Experience with Salesforce and/or art database applications is a plus (training will be provided on specific software if needed). Email your cover letter and resume to Mimi Neal, Internship Program Manager, Mimi.Neal@fmr.com.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Temporary
Posted on: 01/31/2017

Summer Undergraduate Internship in Museum Education

Historic Deerfield Deerfield, MA
Historic Deerfield Inc. is seeking a capable and enthusiastic undergraduate intern to help implement summer museum education programs for children and families. A competitive applicant will demonstrate an existing interest in the field of Museum Education through their coursework, or related volunteer work, employment or internships. Experience working with children is required such as teaching in informal settings like summer camps, after school programs, tutoring, scouts, or 4H, etc. Intern responsibilities are to help with the planning, assist with teaching, and doing necessary setup/cleanup required for hour-long summer camp activities that will be held weekdays at the Museum. Interns may also have a role in teaching adults and families in our informal program setting known as the “History Workshop.” The Internship is from July 5, 2017 – August 11, 2017, Monday – Friday, 9:00am to 12:00pm, and provides an $11 per hour stipend. To be eligible, candidates must be enrolled at an undergraduate institution (not to graduate prior to December, 2017.) Candidates must be able to provide their own transportation. Housing is not provided. To apply: email a cover letter explaining your interest in the internship as well as your qualifications; a resume; and names and contact information for two references to Claire Carlson at ccarlson@historic-deerfield.org with “summer museum education internship” in the subject line, or mail your materials to Claire Carlson, Historic Deerfield, PO Box 321, Deerfield, MA 01342. All application materials are due by March 1, 2017.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Temporary
Posted on: 01/23/2017

Education Internship

Old Sturbridge Village Sturbridge, MA
Old Sturbridge Village is now accepting applications for college internships. These internships are excellent opportunities for undergraduate or graduate students interested in American history focusing on the 1830s, the Industrial Revolution and agricultural history, as well as museum education or administration. All interns will have the opportunity to use the research library, spend time in our collections, and observe different levels of management. Additional application information at www.osv.org/content/college-interns. Under the supervision of the Director of Education and Coordinator of Museum Education, student interns assist with daily operations, program research and development, and summer program activities including administrative duties, Discovery Adventures camps, and other Museum Education programs. Interns' duties will be designed around their experience, education, and interests, but first and foremost, based on the Museum Education department's needs. Interns will be responsible for the interactive learning experience of children ages 6-17. Interns must be adept at a variety of teaching techniques that are applicable in relating the everyday life of 19th-century New Englanders in a historical museum setting. Interns will be trained to lead youth group inquiry-based historical site tours, group discussions, participatory activities, role playing, and simple craft workshops working in a cooperative teaching environment with fellow teachers. Requirements: Successful completion of two years in an undergraduate program with a core concentration in Education, History, Art History, or related field. Must be comfortable and enthusiastic about working directly with children; 1 to 3 years work experience in either a camp, childcare, or educational setting. A demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with a wide variety of audiences. Posted on: 01/17/2017

Garden Internship

Old Sturbridge Village Sturbridge, MA
Old Sturbridge Village is now accepting applications for college internships. These internships are excellent opportunities for undergraduate or graduate students interested in American history focusing on the 1830s, the Industrial Revolution and agricultural history, as well as museum education or administration. All interns will have the opportunity to use the research library, spend time in our collections, and observe different levels of management. Applicants must have completed at least one year of college before the start of the internship. For application information please go to www.osv.org/content/college-interns The Gardens Intern will work one-on-one with the Coordinator of Horticulture and the Garden Interpretation team to gain an inside knowledge of how public garden spaces are planned, interpreted, maintained, and presented to the public in a large museum setting. Interns will have the opportunity to work as a part of the Garden Interpretation team, both in-costume and behind the scenes, and to learn about heirloom vegetables and ornamental plants, historic gardening techniques, and how historic research is presented to the public on a large scale. The Gardens Intern will also have the option of working on a directed garden research project under the supervision of the Coordinator of Horticulture. All interns will first undergo historical training of the museum’s time period, training in the assigned area of interpretation, and training in customer service. All interns will be mentored by OSV interpretation staff at all times. Posted on: 01/17/2017

Curatorial Internship

Old Sturbridge Village Sturbridge, MA
Old Sturbridge Village is now accepting applications for college internships. These internships are excellent opportunities for undergraduate or graduate students interested in American history focusing on the 1830s, the Industrial Revolution and agricultural history, as well as museum education or administration. All interns will have the opportunity to use the research library, spend time in our collections, and observe different levels of management. Applicants must have completed at least one year of college before the start of the internship. For more application information please go to www.osv.org/content/college-interns Old Sturbridge Village seeks a college student or recent graduate interested in gaining direct hands-on experience with historical collections. The intern will work with the museum's curatorial staff in the care and exhibition of artifacts from the museum's important collection of 60,000 early American artifacts. Duties will be comparable to the work of the staff, including, but not limited to: collections records management, inventory and documentation of collections objects, care and cleaning of artifacts, developing and mounting collections-based exhibits. Orientation to the museum and specific training to complete the tasks will be provided. The intern will have the opportunity to experience the workings of New England's largest outdoor history museum. The Curatorial Intern will work with the Curatorial Staff 3 days a week allowing the intern to spend the remaining two work days interning with the Research Library or with the Interpretation Department. In return for meeting these requirements, the intern will receive $1,500. The selection process will be competitive, Posted on: 01/17/2017

Development Internship

Old Sturbridge Village Sturbridge, MA
Old Sturbridge Village is now accepting applications for college internships. These internships are excellent opportunities for undergraduate or graduate students interested in American history focusing on the 1830s, the Industrial Revolution and agricultural history, as well as museum education or administration. All interns will have the opportunity to use the research library, spend time in our collections, and observe different levels of management. Applicants must have completed at least one year of college before the start of the internship.For application information please go to www.osv.org/content/college-interns The Development Intern will work closely with the Development staff and participate in all fund-raising efforts. They will assist in the following areas: research potential corporate and foundation donors, help maintain Development records and help with data projects in Altru (fundraising software), assist with mailings and marketing for development events and corporate membership program. The ideal candidate will be well-organized, attentive to detail and experienced in MS Word and Excel. This is an exceptional opportunity to learn important skills that will translate into many business-related careers. Please check with your school to see if you're eligible for academic credit. Summer interns receive a stipend of $1,500. Candidates for internships are chosen on the basis of a written application and an in-person or phone interview. Posted on: 01/17/2017

Marketing Internship

Old Sturbridge Village Sturbridge, MA
Old Sturbridge Village is now accepting applications for college internships. These internships are excellent opportunities for undergraduate or graduate students interested in American history focusing on the 1830s, the Industrial Revolution and agricultural history, as well as museum education or administration. All interns will have the opportunity to use the research library, spend time in our collections, and observe different levels of management. Applicants must have completed at least one year of college before the start of the internship. Please go to www.osv.org to download an application. The Marketing Intern will work closely with the Marketing Director to promote Old Sturbridge Village (OSV) through paid advertising, public relations, social media and OSV publications. As a result, the Marketing Intern will gain an understanding of the strategic planning and implementation of each facet of the Village’s marketing and public relations program. Specific tasks will include researching and updating media lists, drafting press materials and social media posts, participating in team strategy and brainstorm sessions, tracking media coverage and tabulating news clips, monitoring and analyzing social media traffic, and other duties to be assigned. Candidate Responsibilities: Proven research and analytic proficiency Effective oral, written and editing skills Attention to detail and accuracy – strong organizational skills Enthusiastic and self-motivated Students studying communications or marketing preferred, but not required Please check with your school to see if you're eligible for academic credit. Summer interns receive a stipend of $1,500. Candidates for internships are chosen on the basis of a written application and an in-person or phone interview. Posted on: 01/17/2017

Summer Internships

Strawbery Banke Museum Portsmouth, NH
Strawbery Banke is welcoming applications from qualified graduate and undergraduate students enrolled in academic institutions for the museum’s ten week long Summer Internship Program. Internships are available in the following departments: Education, Horticulture, Collections, and Archaeology. Successful applicants will work closely with museum staff on meaningful projects and gain experience in the operation of a mid-sized museum. All interns will have access to the museum’s historical resources that provide the interpretation for the four centuries of men, women, and children who have lived in the Strawbery Banke neighborhood. Interns will also gain insight into the strategies for educational development, community programming, and historic preservation through diverse education initiatives and cutting-edge fundraising strategies. Internship placements begin in June and end in mid-August. Exact start and end dates will be mutually decided upon between the intern and his or her supervisor at the museum. A $1,000.00 stipend will be paid upon completion of internship. Housing is available to those who wish to live on museum grounds. To apply, please send completed application, 2 letters of recommendation, your CV or resume, and a personal statement up to one page in length (can be part of your cover letter) to Bethany Allen at bhallen@strawberybanke.org, or Strawbery Banke Museum, PO Box 300, Portsmouth NH 03802. For more information and the internship application, please visit: http://www.strawberybanke.org/people/interns.cfm
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Temporary
SALARY RANGE: $1,000.00
Posted on: 01/17/2017

Interpretation Intern

Old Sturbridge Village Sturbridge, MA
Old Sturbridge Village is now accepting applications for college internships. These internships are excellent opportunities for undergraduate or graduate students interested in American history focusing on the 1830s, the Industrial Revolution and agricultural history, as well as museum education or administration. All interns will have the opportunity to use the research library, spend time in our collections, and observe different levels of management. Applicants must have completed at least one year of college before the start of the internship. There are 20 Summer Program Internships that will receive a $1,500 stipend. At Old Sturbridge Village, interpretation is the process of communicating important elements of the historical period recreated by the museum, and often includes demonstrating skills that would have been common in the early nineteenth century. Interns working in interpretation will be costumed by the OSV Costume Department. Interns will work in interpretative areas that accurately reflect the roles men and women would have played in the 1830s. For example, men will work in agriculture, including working with animals, and they will work in certain crafts, such as tin-making, pottery, blacksmithing, printing, and shoemaking, among others. Women will work in areas such as households, gardening, textiles, school, dye, bookbinding, and hearthside cooking. All interns will be provided general training in the museum's time period and in the area(s) to which they'll be assigned as well as in visitor engagement and customer service. Please check with your school to see if you're eligible for academic credit. Summer interns receive a stipend of $1,500.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Temporary
Posted on: 01/17/2017

Berkshire Hills Internship Program

MCLA Berkshire Cultural Resource Center North Adams, MA
The Berkshire Hills Internship Program (B-HIP) is an intensive arts management internship program that offers students educational and career advancement opportunities through hands-on work experience at cultural sites in the Berkshires, a graduate course taught by Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' arts management faculty, and networking opportunities with the area's leading arts professionals. Students are carefully matched with full-time, graduate-level internships tailored to their interests and skill sets. They have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in development, marketing, film editing, arts education, programming, gallery management, and more. For more information, please visit www.mcla.edu/b-hip. To be considered for an internship, candidates must complete the online application form. Additionally, all applicants must submit a cover letter and resume to B-HIP Staff at bhip@mcla.edu with the subject: B-HIP APPLICANT: [Your Name] in a single e-mail. Please note that for your application to be considered complete we must also receive TWO Letters of recommendation sealed with reference's signature or e-mailed directly to B-HIP separate from your application. You may also mail your application materials to: B-HIP Berkshire Cultural Resource Center 51 Main Street North Adams, MA 01247
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Temporary
SALARY RANGE: $100 stipend per week
Posted on: 01/17/2017

Summer Paid Intern

Massachusetts State Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts Washington, DC, DC
The Massachusetts State Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts (MA-NMWA) offers one endowed internship during the 2017 summer term. This 40-hour per week, 12-week internship pays a $2,500 stipend to help defray costs of living in Washington, D.C. The MA-NMWA Endowed Internship is open to students from Massachusetts or currently attending a Massachusetts college or university. Candidates must be interested in pursuing museum careers. They must be undergraduates who have completed at least their sophomore year in college, graduate students, or recent graduates with at least a 3.25 cumulative grade point average. You may apply using NMWA's online application. Please include a cover letter, resume, two letters of recommendation, an unofficial transcript, and a writing sample. You must specify that you are applying for the Massachusetts State Committee Internship. Applicants should upload all documents in PDF format in the electronic application. Access to information, FAQ and application form can be found here: https://nmwa.org/summer-internship-application
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Temporary
SALARY RANGE: $2,500 stipend
Posted on: 01/13/2017

2017-2018 Zvi Grunberg Resident Fellowship at the Bruce Museum

Bruce Museum Greenwich, CT
The Bruce Museum seeks an emerging scholar to work with curators and educators in researching and developing all aspects of art exhibitions and related programs. The Zvi Grunberg Resident Fellow will assist in the planning and creation of art exhibits and will be responsible for the implementation of related research, interpretation, and administrative duties. The Fellow will also manage the development and implementation of adult public programs. The term is 39 weeks, from mid-September 2017 through May 2018, with a stipend of $20,000 plus benefits. This is a full-time temporary position, 35 hours per week, for a maximum of 39 weeks. Consideration will be given to M.A. or Ph.D. students or recent graduates in art history or a related field. Application requirements: A cover letter explaining the applicant’s interest in the fellowship and his/her status in their M.A./Ph.D. program. The letter should include a personal statement indicating how this fellowship fits with your degree/career preparation, experience, and goals. Essay should not exceed 500 words, or two double-spaced typed pages; Complete curriculum vitae of education, employment, honors, awards, and publications with phone and email contacts listed; Two letters of recommendation, one should be from Department Chair or Academic Advisor if possible. Letters should be sent directly by recommenders; Undergraduate and graduate transcripts from all colleges, universities, and professional schools previously attended; Writing sample from an academic paper or published work; should not exceed 4000 words. The application is due April 14, 2017. Submit all material to: Kathleen Holko at kholko@brucemuseum.org.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Temporary
Posted on: 01/05/2017

Graduate Fellowship in Climate Change and Cultural Heritage

Newport Restoration Foundation Newport, RI
NRF is now accepting applications for a four-month directed graduate fellowship to begin September 2017. The graduate fellow will split time, at a 3:2 ratio, between independent research and writing (average three days/week) and content development and program support (two days/week) for NRF’s partnership with US/ICOMOS with a specific focus on climate change and its impacts on cultural heritage. Candidates must have recently completed their degree (MA or PhD) or be in the thesis or dissertation writing stage of graduate work. Applicants must submit a statement outlining professional and/or research interests that connect to the work outlined here for the NRF-US/ICOMOS Fellowship (1000 word max.); a C.V.; and contact information for three references in a single PDF to Kelsey Mullen, Public Programs Manager, at kelsey@newportrestoration.org. Review of applications will begin March 15, 2017 and applicants will be notified of decisions no later than April 15; with a start date of September 5. Full fellowship description available at NewportRestoration.org.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Temporary
SALARY RANGE: $2400/month
Posted on: 01/04/2017

Emily A. Laird Graduate Student Internship in Museum Studies, Summer 2017

Newport Restoration Foundation Newport, RI
NRF is accepting applications for its 2017 summer internship for graduate students in museum studies, public history, art history, and related fields. Interns will learn and work in a team-based, collaborative environment and play a crucial role in advancing one or more areas of NRF’s mission.This year, NRF is seeking one graduate intern to work on curatorial projects and one graduate intern to work on education projects. The 2017 interns will work with staff in the curatorial and education departments and devote approximately half their time to training, participation in daily operations, and general internship assignments. The remainder of their time will be devoted to independent work on a substantive project, to be developed in consultation with their supervisor. Interns work a minimum of 35 hours per week including some weekend and evening hours. Holidays and other time off are not paid. The 10 week internship typically begins the first week of June and ends in late August. Housing in Newport is available at a reduced rate. Applicants must submit a short personal statement (700-800 words maximum) that outlines a professional or research interest in one or more of NRF’s specialty areas; a resume; and contact information for three references to Kelsey Mullen, Public Programs Manager. Please send all materials in a single PDF to kelsey@newportrestoration.org. Closing date is February 21, 2017. Full internship description available at NewportRestoration.org.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
SALARY RANGE: $14.50/hour
Posted on: 01/04/2017

Intern, Unpaid

College Summer Intern

American Independence Museum Exeter, NH
The internship will provide a solid introduction to museum work with emphasis on: developing and executing educational programs; day-to-day museum operations, including events and museum shop; cataloging and researching the museum collection; supporting fundraising and marketing efforts. Interns will have a research project on which to work, to be presented at the conclusion of the internship and will learn to give tours of the museum, as well. The schedule is two days a week (14 hours a week total) which must include Wednesdays and one other day of the intern’s choosing (during the museum’s open hours). Intern must be available during the American Independence Festival on July 15, 2017. The duration of the internship is 10-12 weeks, with an anticipated start date of May 24, 2017. Interns who can begin earlier than May 24th are welcome to do so. Those interested in the Education Department and would like to take a more active role in assisting with school programs are encouraged to begin earlier as well. Interns should be in the process of completing their Bachelor's degree in history, education, museum studies or a related subject. Although the position is unpaid, this is an exciting opportunity to be involved in a museum in transition. Self-motivation, flexibility, and the ability to work well with others—especially children—are required. To apply, please submit a resume, cover letter and a list of three references to apietrantonio@independencemuseum.org by March 10, 2017. Posted on: 02/21/2017

Intern

The Dudley Farm Museum Guilford, CT
The Dudley Farm Museum (www.DudleyFarm.com) a small living history museum in N. Guilford, Connecticut seeks to reflect agricultural life common to the area during the late 19th century. The mission is “To preserve, restore, and operate the farm as an historical, educational, and recreational resource.” The museum is conducting a full inventory of its collections; this position seeks an individual to assist with collections management for the Dudley Foundation, with emphasis placed on the many pieces of farm equipment, including both hand tools and large farm equipment. The project includes: physical inventory of collections objects; reconciling objects with available records; photographing objects; basic rehousing and appropriate storage; and cataloging all information into PastPerfect Museum software. Opportunities for exhibit planning and grant-writing will also occur. This is an excellent opportunity to work hands-on with a materials reflecting rural life of the period, meet other volunteers with similar interests, and learn something new each day. Training provided. Attention to detail, patience, teamwork skills, and interest in farm life and 19th century history are desirable qualities. The chosen individual must possess the ability to work independently on one's own initiative and as a teammate. Work will be conducted both in the museum office and outside in the barns and sheds on the museum grounds. Literacy in Microsoft Office is required. Prospective applicants should be aware that this Internship is an unpaid, volunteer position, and may require irregular hours on site. Because public transportation does not service the area, a car is a must. Send letters of inquiry to Director@dudleyfarm.com, with preferred contact information.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Part time
Posted on: 02/21/2017

Research Center Intern

Old York Historical Society York, ME
The Old York Historical Society seeks an intern to assist with library/archives projects at the organization’s Research Center in York Village, Maine. Interns gain hands-on experience in manuscript collections processing, photograph collection processing, or reference and research. This year’s project may include maritime history, York Maine history, historic postcards, or a collection of 20th century family papers. Preference will be given to graduate level students or recent graduates in library science, archives management, American history or museum studies. Proficiency with use of MS Office applications, especially MS Word and MS Excel is required. Experience using PastPerfect or other library/archives software is helpful. The ability to bend, reach and lift boxes weighing up to 40 lbs is required. Internships may be completed for credit and are voluntary/unpaid. Schedule is flexible, must be agreed upon in advance. To apply, please send a letter of interest and resume to research@oldyork.org. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until a candidate is selected. Posted on: 02/17/2017

Collections Management Intern

Old York Historical Society York, ME
The Old York Historical Society seeks an intern to assist with collections management projects at the organization’s collections storage facility in Kittery, Maine and its museum campus in York Village, Maine. Interns gain hands-on experience in collections care, storage and record management. Students with a special interest and/or experience in historic textiles and clothing are encouraged to apply, but other interests and focuses will be considered. Preference will be given to graduate level students or graduates of museum studies, art history, American history, or archaeology/anthropology programs. Internships may be completed for credit and are voluntary/unpaid. Schedule is flexible, must be agreed upon in advance. To apply, please send a letter of interest and resume to collectionsmanager@oldyork.org. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until a candidate is selected. Posted on: 02/17/2017

Unpaid Intern

Vermont Granite Museum Barre , VT
The Vermont Granite Museum of Barre, Vermont is housed in a 300-foot long, 130 year old granite cutting shed. The long structure was built by the Jones Brothers Company as the first of its kind for the granite industry and was part of a large complex of buildings owned by the largest granite manufacturer in America. Projects and areas that interns can study include: Historical research - using primary documents, objects and photographs to develop web, exhibit, and tour content Archaeological research phase 1A survey of two granite companies Collections management - accessioning, cataloging, cleaning, and object storage Visitor experience - guiding tours, editing script and developing exhibits Marketing - website development, Facebook management, press releases and event promotion Program management RockFire, Barre Heritage and Homecoming Days, and Granite Festival Strategic planning developing and implementing policies and procedures into everyday practice Building and grounds maintenance - building improvements Museum studies gain practical experience in operating a history museum Posted on: 02/15/2017

Historical Horticulture Internship

Plimoth Plantation Plymouth, MA
Plimoth Plantation’s internship in Historical Horticulture offers the opportunity to explore both 17th- and 21st-century plants and horticultural practices through practical, hands-on learning experiences. Interns learn how the Museum’s experienced horticultural staff combine historical research with practical skills and knowledge to create, maintain and preserve historical landscapes in a variety of settings around our Museum campus. The Historical Horticulture Intern will learn 17th-century organic gardening techniques and practice their 21st-century skills by working alongside the Horticulture Specialists in the Museum’s Living History exhibits. The intern will also have the opportunity to participate in related educational programs, including workshops and weekly garden club meetings, as well as assist with the creation of a new digital plant database for use in training Museum staff. To submit an application for the Internship Program at Plimoth Plantation, please visit www.plimoth.org/internships. Questions can be directed to interns@plimoth.org. Posted on: 02/13/2017

Special Event Internship

Plimoth Plantation Plymouth, MA
Plimoth Plantation’s Special Events internship offers students with an interest in the hospitality industry, cultural event planning, business management, non-profits and/or museum programming the opportunity to learn how special events & catering services collaborate with the Museum’s Public Programs & School Services, Group Sales and Development departments to support and further our educational mission. Interns will assist staff with weddings and historic dining event logistics and hone their business administrative skills by assisting managers with communication with clients and financial/data analysis. The Special Events intern will also participate in several projects to help coordinate the launch of a new catering department brand. To submit an application for the Internship Program at Plimoth Plantation, please visit www.plimoth.org/internships. Questions can be directed to interns@plimoth.org. Posted on: 02/13/2017

Marketing & Communications Internship

Plimoth Plantation Plymouth, MA
The Marketing & Communications Internship offers students with a strong interest in marketing, corporate communications, and/or public relations the opportunity to hone their professional skills at the nation’s premier living history museum and tourist destination. The intern will collaborate with the Marketing & Communications team on several key projects furthering the Museum’s educational mission including the Mayflower II Restoration Project. Guided by their supervisor, the intern will generate content for use in press releases, the Museum’s blog and social media as well as assisting with coordinating promotional activities for museum programs and special events. Please visit www.plimoth.org/internships to submit an application for the Internship Program at Plimoth Plantation. Questions can be directed to interns@plimoth.org. Posted on: 02/13/2017

Historical Clothing & Textiles Internship

Plimoth Plantation Plymouth, MA
Reproducing historically accurate clothing in a museum setting encompasses a multitude of skills and processes, including research and development, use of period and modern construction techniques, as well as sharing this knowledge and skill with our guests who visit Plimoth Plantation. The Historical Clothing & Textiles intern will learn, practice, and apply the steps involved in reproducing period clothing for a living history museum. To do this, the intern will be completing an independent project: a full set of clothes to be worn by a Plimoth Plantation Living History Educator. The intern will also experience the unique workings of a wardrobe shop in a museum environment by assisting in daily operations. Please visit www.plimoth.org/internships to submit an application for the Internship Program at Plimoth Plantation. Questions can be directed to interns@plimoth.org. ​ Posted on: 02/13/2017

Museum Education Internship

Brick Store Museum Kennebunk, ME
The Brick Store Museum in Kennebunk, Maine, is offering a stipended educational program internship for Summer 2017. This internship position will produce original educational programming and content for the Museum. The intern’s primary projects will be: Research, develop and facilitate a weekly family activity table (one day per week) Lead walking tours of the town’s Historic District Develop new self-guided thematic walking tour & map (topic chosen by intern and staff) Development of school and classroom resources using Museum archives and artifacts Other projects may include but are not limited to: historical research for upcoming exhibits, on-site program and event assistance, and contributing to website content. The intern will interact with the public on a regular basis at the activity table and welcome desk. Minimum 10 hours per week, schedule is flexible. Experience in the following areas is preferred: working with children in academic or informal learning environments; historic research; writing. The intern candidate should possess good written communication skills, ability to speak in front of groups, knowledge of some educational theory and practice; basic office and computer skills. Design experience is also valued highly. To apply to this internship, please send your cover letter and resume to: Cynthia Walker, Executive Director, at cwalker@brickstoremuseum.org.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Temporary
Posted on: 02/08/2017

Museum Collections Internship

Brick Store Museum Kennebunk, ME
The Brick Store Museum in Kennebunk, Maine, is offering a stipended archival collections internship for Summer 2017. The Collections Intern will learn how collections are stored, managed, cataloged and cared for in an archival setting. Duties will vary according to availability of projects and student interest. Projects will include any combination of processing—arrangement description, and re-housing materials—as well as cataloging archival collections into our PastPerfect database; and researching collections for visitor requests. The intern will report to the Collections Manager. Other projects may include but are not limited to: historical research for upcoming exhibits, on-site program and event assistance, and contributing to website content. Qualifications preferred: Degree or expected degree in history, archive and library science and/or museum studies. Archival experience, word processing, and database skills are useful. To apply to this internship, please send your cover letter and resume to: Leanne Hayden, Collections Manager, at lhayden@brickstoremuseum.org. A small stipend is offered. Hours are flexible, with at least 10 hours per week.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Temporary
Posted on: 02/08/2017

Interpretation Intern

Buttonwoods Museum Haverhill, MA
The Buttonwoods Museum, a small history museum in Haverhill, MA, seeks an education intern to assist with reinterpretation of the Museum’s Pennacook exhibits and programs. Our education department provides fun and educational programs for toddlers through senior citizens in the community and the Museum welcomes visitors from across the country. A background in anthropology, history, or other related fields is encouraged. Special consideration will be given to applicants with a background in New England’s Native American history. This is an unpaid internship, but may be configured for school credit. Must have availability on Tuesdays and/or Thursdays. To apply, please email resume and cover letter to programs@buttonwoods.org or mail to Buttonwoods Museum, Attn: Program Coordinator, 240 Water Street, Haverhill MA 01830. Posted on: 02/02/2017

Exhibition Intern, Education Intern, Collections Intern

Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center Mashantucket, CT
The Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center provides unpaid Academic Internship and Volunteer opportunities for undergraduates, graduate students and recent graduates with backgrounds in anthropology, art history, archaeology, conservation, education, English and technical writing, graphic design, history, museum studies and related fields. Internships provide practical museum training experience to individuals interested in pursuing careers in the social sciences, education or museum fields. Internship opportunities are available during the semester, on a full or part-time basis, with a minimum commitment of three months; hours negotiable based on course work and requirements. Summer intern opportunities are available as well. Internships are unpaid and housing is the responsibility of the applicant. The Education and Collections Departments are currently seeking to fill several positions. There is an immediate need for academic interns and volunteers for a spring 2017 intern for exhibit design that includes but not limited to: gallery preparation, labels, exhibit marketing and promotion through graphic design for publication. Volunteers may assist in outreach activities or help during special events and programming. To apply, please submit a cover letter including name, home and school addresses, current telephone numbers and email address. Please include:  A resume or curriculum vitae of education and employment history  A list of relevant course, which may include studio art, art history, social science, education, business marketing, and museum studies courses, etc. For more information or to apply, contact: David Naumec – Internship Coordinator dnaumec@pequotmuseum.org 860 396 6868 For a virtual tour visit www.pequotmuseum.org or to learn more about the Battlefields of the Pequot War project visit www.pequotwar.org
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Temporary
SALARY RANGE: Unpaid
Posted on: 01/19/2017

Research Department Internship

Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center Mashantucket, CT
The Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center is accepting undergraduate and graduate students interested in interning for credit or volunteering in the Research Department, which includes Historical Research & Archaeology. Individuals with backgrounds in anthropology, art history, archaeology, conservation, education, English and technical writing, graphic design, history, museum studies and related fields are encouraged to apply. A variety of internship and volunteer opportunities are available and can be customized to fit your personal and academic interests! Speak to your adviser or career services about how to register for credit. Contact dnaumec@pequotmuseum.org for more details.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Temporary
Posted on: 01/19/2017

Museum Intern

International Tennis Hall of Fame Newport , RI
Interning at the ITHF is an excellent opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students to obtain comprehensive training in the fields of museum studies, collections management, archival administration, library management, educational and public program development, preservation, video production, and historical scholarship. The internship program is project-oriented and designed to coincide with student interests and professional goals. Working with a member of the museum staff, all interns receive one-on-one attention in their chosen fields.Internships are open to college juniors and seniors and graduate students, and require a commitment of at least 20 hours a week. To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and two letters of reference to Sara Berkovec at sberkovec@tennisfame.com.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Temporary
Posted on: 01/17/2017

Volunteer

Volunteer

Metropolitan Waterworks Museum Chestnut Hill, MA
The Metropolitan Waterworks Museum is looking for volunteers! Located inside an architectural wonder, alongside the beautiful Chestnut Hill Reservoir, easily accessible by public transportation, the museum is a great place to work. Our volunteers play an essential role in explaining the history of how Boston developed one of the country’s first municipal water systems. Under enormous 19th century steam-powered pumps, they regale visitors with stories about Boston’s Golden Age, pioneering Public Health efforts and amazing feats of engineering. Join our enthusiastic team of all ages and interests as we underscore the importance of water as a treasured resource! Stop into the Museum for an Open House on March 5 at 11am for the first presentation in this season’s volunteer enrichment series: “Sex, Crimes, and Trophy Taking: The Gilded Age at the Metropolitan Waterworks.” We will have a light brunch and an opportunity to meet volunteers and staff, and get acquainted with the story of the Waterworks Museum. Posted on: 02/10/2017

Volunteer at Heritage Museums & Gardens

Heritage Museums & Gardens Sandwich, MA
Celebrate American culture and help Heritage Museums & Gardens grow by taking root in your community and becoming involved. Share your time and knowledge to inspire people of all ages while exploring, discovering and learning together! Volunteer Opportunities Visitor Engagement and Interpretive Volunteers Interpretive Horticulture Administrative Support Maintenance Exhibits and Collections All volunteers should have: excellent customer service skills, the ability to stand for long periods of time and have a positive attitude! Please keep in mind that all positions require some work outdoors regardless of weather conditions. Training will be provided for all volunteer positions. To learn more about the different opportunities we offer please click the link below. If you have any questions, please contact Danielle Davis at volunteer@heritagemuseums.org or 508.888.3300 ext 110 http://heritagemuseumsandgardens.org/about-us/join-our-team/volunteers/ Posted on: 02/03/2017

Volunteer Docent

Lippitt House Museum Providence, RI
The Lippitt House Museum in Providence, RI seeks volunteer docents to conduct tours and facilitate hands-on activities with visitors. The successful candidates will possess a willingness to experiment with different teaching techniques, an ability to connect with audiences of all kinds, and a passion for history and decorative arts. Excellent oral communication skills are a requirement. Teaching experience is recommended, and art-making skills and craft knowledge are a plus. Candidates will be asked to commit to volunteering two or three times a month (primarily on Fridays and Saturdays), totaling 10 to 15 hours a month. In addition, there will be an initial orientation and then occasional professional developments on pedagogical strategies and relevant historical topics. Please send a cover letter and resume to Jackie Delamatre, Curator of Education, at jdelamatre@preserveri.org. Responsibilities: • Commit to volunteer from April through December 2017 • Conduct tours and facilitate hands-on activities two Friday afternoons a month • Conduct tours and facilitate hands-on activities one Saturday every other month • Attend initial orientation as well as occasional professional developments • Research and prepare thoroughly for tours and other programs Posted on: 02/01/2017

Weekend Tour Guide

Museum of Fine Arts Boston , MA
Weekend Tour Guides offer free "Museum Highlights" tours of the MFA's global collection to the general public on Saturdays and Sundays.We welcome candidates who have a love of art and enjoy being in the Museum, who can communicate effectively with a wide range of visitors (group size varies), and who have the time and energy to consistently participate in this weekend program. We specifically invite candidates who reflect the diversity of the Boston area and provide a welcoming presence. Information sessions on Wed, Mar 1, at 6pm; and Sat, Mar 4, at 10am. Application deadline is April 26, 2017 For more information and to apply visit: www.mfa.org/employment/volunteer-opportunities.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Part time
Posted on: 01/31/2017

Walking Tour Guide

Boston By Foot Boston, MA
Boston By Foot is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting public awareness of Boston’s rich history and architectural heritage by offering a wide range of guided tours delivered by volunteer guides. As one of over 200 Boston By Foot volunteers, you will be joining a vibrant and close-knit community of lifelong learners who share a passion for one of America’s oldest cities. Our tours include explorations of Boston’s neighborhoods, examinations of the city’s history, and even an Architecture Cruise on the Charles River. New guides complete Boston By Foot’s annual training program, scheduled for six Saturdays from March 25 to April 29, 2017. Led by distinguished professionals, this course traces Boston’s history and architecture from 1630 to the present and provides you with all the information you need to lead informed, insightful, and engaging tours. Visit www.bostonbyfoot.org for more information or view more of our videos on our YouTube channel. Applications will be open until March 10, 2017 and can be requested at: http://www.bostonbyfoot.org/become-tour-guide
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Part time
Posted on: 01/12/2017

Board Member

Board Member - Volunteer

Attleboro Arts Museum Attleboro, MA
The Attleboro Arts Museum (attleboroartsmuseum.org) is recruiting individuals to join its Board of Directors. Board members are expected to: attend 6 board meetings and flagship fundraising events; sit on one board committee; attend at least 3 annual events; personally contribute at a financial level that is meaningful to them; support the organization through fundraiser ticket sales; contribute to a collegial working relationship amongst board members. New board members that live or work in Southeastern, MA/Northern, RI – and beyond – are welcome to apply. The AAM strives for a board composition that reflects a diverse community. This is an open call for applicants, with no specific deadline. Candidates are invited to apply by emailing a cover letter and resume to: office@attleboroartsmuseum.org, using the subject: Board Member Application. Posted on: 02/06/2017

Other

Finance Assistant

The House of the Seven Gables Salem, MA
Part-time- 15-20 hours a week The part-time Finance Assistant will support the finance office under the supervision of the Finance Administrator. The responsibilities include: • Entering invoices and check requests into accounting system • Reconciling daily paperwork and deposits for store and admissions • Organizing and maintaining vendor and customer files as well as other financial records • Identifying and reporting errors and discrepancies to Finance Administrator • Performing other related tasks as assigned Skills/experience required: Must have strong keyboard skills Must have strong, basic math skills (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, calculating percentages, etc.) Must be detail orientated Must be proficient in English- both written and verbal Must have the ability to multi-task Must be a team player and able to work well with others in cross-functional teams “The House of the Seven Gables is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity.”
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Part time
SALARY RANGE: TBD
Posted on: 02/23/2017

Museum Collections Manager

State University Of New York College at Plattsburgh Plattsburgh, NY
The Art Museum at the State University of New York, College at Plattsburgh invites applications for a Museum Collections Manager. The ideal candidate will be detail oriented, with a commitment to the care and management of art objects, a willingness to work one-on-one with students, and an appreciation for museum collections and their role in expanding art appreciation and knowledge of art history to the campus community and the region. This full-time position reports to the Director of the Museum. Museum Collections Manager. For position details and application process, visit http://jobs.plattsburgh.edu and select “View Current Openings” SUNY College at Plattsburgh is a fully compliant employer committed to excellence through diversity.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 02/17/2017

Seasonal Laborer

Heritage Museums & Gardens Sandwich, MA
Seasonal Laborers are members of the Horticulture Department of Heritage Museums & Gardens. Reporting as assigned to one of the Senior Gardeners the Seasonal Laborer, using best practices and showcasing sustainability, will maintain Heritage’s Gardens in the best possible condition during the prime visitation season. The Seasonal Laborer must perform various gardening tasks as assigned. Tasks include, but are not limited to: weeding plant beds as assigned to maintain the health and appearance of the Garden, mulch plant beds as assigned, mow grass, trim and weed-eat lawn areas as needed, apply and spread wood chips on pathways, move soil and compost and spread on beds and other areas as assigned, renovate lawn areas and apply topsoil and grass seed as needed and as assigned, rake leaves, vacuum and collect leaves and transport to leaf composting area, participate in spring and fall clean-ups, sweep walks and clean debris from walks, lawns and the Garden after weather events, other duties as assigned. Season begins in March and Ends in November. Education and experience: Minimum of five years combined experience as a horticulturist in a horticulture setting of a commercial nursery, public garden, Landscape Company or other horticulture setting. Must have the ability to work outside for 8 hours in heat, cold or light rain and can continuously walk, stand, bend and/or stoop. He/she must have the ability to push, pull and/or lift 50 pounds. Must have a valid Massachusetts driver’s license.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Part time
Posted on: 02/17/2017

Data Analyst

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Boston, MA
Responsible for transforming diverse data into integrated, actionable customer intelligence and strategy insights through hands-on techniques. Playa key role in advancing the organization to a data driven approach to solving problems and enable proactive consulting to internal business areas.Consult with internal stakeholders to understand business opportunities and develop analyses that lead to actionable insights that accelerate audience growth, and repeat visitation; Collaborate with technical staff to identify/understand underlying data sources; Design, analyze, and build reports, dashboards, and analyses in Tableau, SQL, and SSRS; Leverage internal and external data sources to provide insights that will drive appropriate business actions based upon solid evidence in data; Perform deep dive analysis into customer segments, provide interpretations of data, and identify trends and opportunities; Prepare comprehensive summaries of analysis results, capturing data driven insights in a compelling manner and offering recommendations to drive strategy and shape business processes; BA/BS ideally in Economics, a quantitative social science, Mathematics, Statistics, or Computer Science; 3 to 5 years of experience in a Data Analyst role; Highly motivated and able to work independently; Analytical, creative, and innovative approach to solving problems; Strong analytical and process modeling skills and ability to apply problem solving techniques to complex business scenarios; Effective written/verbal communication skills; Demonstrated analytical skill, knowledge of statistics, and experience in manipulating, merging, and mining large and complex data sets from diverse sources; Strong computer skills including business intelligence and reporting software, Tableau, SQL, SSRS, Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, SharePoint); familiarity with Tessitura a plus. Please submit cover letter and resume to resumes@mfa.org
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 02/17/2017

DAC Imaging Project Specialist

Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University Middletown, CT
Two Davison Art Center Imaging Project Specialists will prepare images and metadata in connection with rapid digital photography of works of art on paper for a fixed term of five weeks from June 19 through July 20, 2017, working 33 hours per week. This temporary position reports to the DAC Manager of Museum Information Services, who directs the imaging project. All work will take place at the Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University, in Middletown, Connecticut, using equipment provided by the DAC. Responsibilities will include processing images following standard workflows with great attention to detail, checking metadata against standards, embedding metadata into images, confirming image/metadata quality, and preparing images for DAC Collection Search and DAC Open Access Images, working in a precise and efficient manner. Required qualifications include B.A./B.S., ability to work with extreme attention to procedural detail and image/metadata quality, ability to work collegially in a small team with ambitious production goals, familiarity with standards-based metadata work, and experience with color-managed image processing. Preferred qualifications include Master’s degree or coursework in museum or library studies, or information or imaging science, or equivalent experience. Qualified emerging professionals are encouraged to apply, and the DAC is especially interested in hearing from applicants who recently have graduated from, or are enrolled in, graduate programs in museum studies or related fields. This collection digitization work is funded by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). For full description, please see https://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/5761 .
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Temporary
SALARY RANGE: $29 per hour
Posted on: 02/07/2017

DAC Imaging Project Photographer

Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University Middletown, CT
The Davison Art Center (DAC) Imaging Project Photographer will perform rapid digital photography of works of art on paper for a fixed term of six weeks from June 12 through July 20, 2017, working 34 hours per week. This temporary position reports to the DAC Manager of Museum Information Services, who directs the imaging project. All work will take place at the Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University, in Middletown, Connecticut, using equipment provided by the DAC. Responsibilities will include executing standard DAC image capture workflows in a highly consistent way, working in a precise and efficient manner in a small team of project employees, including several students. Required qualifications include proven excellence in fine-art reproduction photography with extreme attention to procedural detail, ability to photograph quickly and with rigorous precision in a color-managed workflow, solid working knowledge of underlying principles and best practices in photographic lighting and capture, and ability to work collegially in a small team with ambitious production goals. Preferred qualifications include experience with art reproduction photography of original prints in a museum setting, rapid-capture workflows, FADGI/Metamorfoze guidelines for cultural heritage imaging, studio flash operation, and tethered DSLR image capture. Qualified emerging professionals are encouraged to apply. This collection digitization work is funded by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). For more qualifications and full description, please see https://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/5760 .
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Temporary
SALARY RANGE: $38 per hour
Posted on: 02/07/2017

Photographer

Northeast Document Conservation Center Andover, MA
The Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC) is hiring a full-time photographer to join the Imaging Services department. Founded in 1973, NEDCC is a non-profit conservation and preservation services center, supporting the collections of its private and institutional clients through book, paper, and photograph conservation, digital reformatting, and preservation assistance. The successful candidate will be joining a team of experienced and productive photographers, and will benefit from working alongside conservators and specialists dedicated to the treatment and care of the range of objects the Imaging Services department digitizes. The Photographer will be charged principally with the digital reformatting of the diverse and unique collections held by NEDCC’s institutional and private clients. RESPONSIBILITES INCLUDE: Digitally capturing archival and special collections materials; applying standard post-capture image adjustments; print high-quality reproductions;. QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline; Experience or training in the handling of rare and fragile paper-based materials; 1-3 years’ experience digitally reformatting archival and special collection materials or works of art; Experience using RAW workflow software; strong eye for color, value, composition, and visual accuracy. FOR COMPLETE INFO: https://www.nedcc.org/about/employment-opportunities . TO APPLY: please send resume, letter of intent, names and contact information for three references in PDF format to: Terrance D’Ambrosio, Director of Imaging Services, at tdambrosio at nedcc.org. NEDCC is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 02/07/2017

Chief Preparator

Williams College Williamstown, MA
Chief Preparator Williams College Museum of Art The Williams College Museum of Art (WCMA), one of the leading college art museums in the country, is seeking applicants for a highly skilled Chief Preparator with management and design experience. Primary Responsibilities: • Oversee full-time crew of two, plus additional temporary employees as needed, working on all aspects of installation including graphics, display, lighting, painting, art handling, framing, art preparation, and program set up • Lead, supervise and manage preparation department staff by setting and communicating departmental goals and priorities and ensuring the efficient execution of the tasks and projects outlined in the priorities • Creatively design exhibitions in collaboration with curators, project managers, and artists • Analyze and problem solve installation challenges in advance and on the spot • Prepare works for conservation, shipping, and exhibition Qualifications: • Bachelor's degree or equivalent and at least 8 years of art handling experience • Significant experience with and understanding of best museum practices in art handling and installation • Design and experience using CAD programs • Significant experience with Audio/Visual installation • Understanding of and experience in basic carpentry and construction • Experience with project management, planning and problem-solving To apply employment.williams.edu/staff EOE/AA Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/zk79jdwnqf
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 01/20/2017

Director of University Art Galleries - School of Arts & Sciences-17001007

Tufts University Medford/Somerville, MA
Director of University Art Galleries - School of Arts & Sciences-17001007 Reporting to the Dean of the SMFA, the Director of University Art Galleries will have the opportunity to develop a broad vision for art exhibitions, collections, education, and outreach to our community neighbors. Responsible for oversight of four named gallery spaces in Medford/Somerville as well as the Grossman Gallery and other exhibition spaces at the SMFA. Provides executive leadership for the management of a dynamic cultural arts program, working closely with faculty, students, renowned artists and MFA on exhibitions and initiatives to enhance the University's core teaching and research mission. Develops and refines a cohesive plan for the University's permanent art collection, maintaining, accessioning and deaccessioning works of art and arranging for long-term loans of works of art from the MFA. Responsible for a budget which may be in excess of $1,000,000 and for gallery-related fundraising activities including the annual SMFA art sale. Manages assigned staff, including new hires as applicable, and is responsible for commercial revenue generation. In addition to overseeing exhibition programs on both campuses and working with University Advancement on the SMFA Art Sale, the Director will be responsible for stewarding the more than 2,000 pieces of artwork in the University's permanent art collection. The Director, who will be expected to travel, will also work with University Advancement and other Tufts administrators to accession and steward gifts of art. Tufts University is an AA/EO employer and actively seeks candidates from diverse backgrounds. Apply Here: http://www.Click2apply.net/pmpxp49xdn
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 01/17/2017

Associate Director for Museum Budget and Operations

Williams College Williamstown, MA
Associate Director for Museum Budget and Operations Williams College Museum of Art The college seeks an ambitious and strategic professional to serve as the Associate Director for Museum Budget and Operations for the Williams College Museum of Art (WCMA). The Associate Director reports to the Director of the Museum and works closely with the College's Finance and Administration department. The position oversees a range of operations including the museum's budget, payments, financial affairs, security staff, and the Museum's facility. Working closely with the Director, the Associate Director oversees the annual budget, develops project budgets, and trains staff on monitoring costs and keeping the Museum on budget. This position will also work with the Finance Office, Controller's Office, and Office of College Relations to continue to strengthen accounting practices while providing accurate accounting of expenses, income, and donations. To view the full ad and to apply for this position, please visit http://staff-careers.williams.edu. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us via phone at (413) 597-4247 or email at hr@williams.edu. Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, Williams College is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn, and thrive. Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/pg5fvkhrzw
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 01/04/2017