Internship & Volunteer Portal

Internships and volunteering are so important in the museum world. Done well, they are win/win propositions: the museum gains valuable assistance in pursuing its mission, while the intern or volunteer gains experience and satisfaction for helping with a greater good. NEMA’s Internship & Volunteer Portal connects museums and individuals for mutual benefit.

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Intern/Fellowship, Paid

Imaging Services Intern

Northeast Document Conservation Center Andover, MA
INTERNSHIP SUMMARY: The Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC) is offering a full-time paid 6-month internship in its Imaging Services department. Founded in 1973, NEDCC is a not-for-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 Intern will be charged principally with assisting the department’s photographers with several logistically complex digitization and rehousing projects, particularly focused on photographic prints and negatives. This will be an excellent opportunity to gain experience and understanding of digital reformatting for preservation, in addition to best practices for storing and caring for collections of photographic originals. Prior experience is not required, but a strong interest in and passion for digitization, preservation, and/or collection management is expected. QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline; Meticulous attention to detail; Ability to work both independently and collaboratively; Exceptional problem solving skills; Enthusiasm and creativity; The legal right to work in the United States. COMPENSATION: The successful applicant will be paid on an hourly basis at a rate of $16.50 per hour, working 7.5 hours a day between the hours of 8:30 and 4:30, Monday through Friday. The position is eligible for NEDCC’s comprehensive benefits package. APPLICATION PROCESS: To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and the contact information for three references as a
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Temporary
Posted on: 05/30/2017

Program Development Arts Intern

Providence Children's Museum Providence, RI
The intern will act as the primary point of contact and facilitation for Free Friday programming throughout the summer, while also developing a museum-based facilitated program inspired by an exhibit that is in line with the museum’s mission and values to deliver during the last week of their experience. The intern will learn about the facilitation of museum-based programming and internal processes for researching and developing programs. They will research, develop, and deliver their own museum program, and will finish the program having gained experience working directly with the varied populations the Museum serves. Projects include researching best practices in informal education and program development for museum settings; learning the logistics of coordinating and delivering institutional programming; receiving training on museum interactions, play facilitation and informal learning frameworks; participating in play facilitation in varied settings; and creating exhibit-inspired public programs. This opportunity is made possible through Arts Intern a program of Studio Institute. The Intern must show financial need, be a rising junior or senior enrolled full-time at a college or university, and is enrolled at a university or college in Providence or a permanent resident of Providence returning home for the summer. Please visit http://www.artsintern.org/providence-childrens-program-dev-intern.html for application instructions. Internship begins June 6th and ends August 11th.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Temporary
SALARY RANGE: $11/hr 35 hours per week
Posted on: 05/24/2017

Curatorial Intern for Museum Diversity

Worcester Art Museum Worcester, MA
The Worcester Art Museum seeks a skilled Curatorial Intern for Museum Diversity to participate in programming related to the Museum’s American collection, which ranges from Colonial painting and decorative arts through mid-twentieth century photography and prints. This is a part-time, ten-week position supported by the Henry Luce Foundation. Under the guidance of the American art curator, the incumbent will undertake tasks related to the collection, including object research; coordination with registration in the care and display of objects; and collaboration with Audience Engagement. The incumbent will also provide clerical and logistical support in the preparation of checklists, loan requests, and other materials. Successful candidate will be an undergraduate in good standing, with coursework toward a degree in art history or American Studies. Excellent research skills; ability to work with confidential materials; strong interpersonal skills; and facility with Microsoft Office required. Some previous museum experience preferred. Qualified applicants should forward resume and letter of interest to humanresources@worcesterart.org or to Director of Human Resources, 55 Salisbury Street, Worcester, MA 01609. Recognizing that diversity is multifaceted, the applicant should articulate in their letter 1) how their unique experiences/perspectives contribute to diversity at the Museum and in the Museum field in general; 2) how their academic/research interests align with the Museum’s American collection; 3) specific artists/artworks in the collection that relate to these interests; and 4) how the Internship for Museum Diversity will help the applicant further their career goals. We are an equal opportunity employer.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Part time
SALARY RANGE: $12.75 per hour
Posted on: 05/17/2017

Koch Curatorial Felllow

deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum Lincoln, MA
DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum is seeking a Koch Curatorial Fellow for a 4-day per week, 12 month paid position in the Curatorial Department beginning late August 2017. The Koch Curatorial Fellow supports the Curatorial Department in all aspects of operations and offers immersive training for those interested in pursuing a curatorial career, particularly in contemporary art and sculpture. The Fellow will have the opportunity to curate an exhibition using deCordova’s permanent collection for which they will produce an exhibition brochure. Reporting to the Associate Curator, the Fellow is a key member of the Curatorial Department, participating in a full range of projects both in the Museum and in the Sculpture Park. This includes suggesting and selecting artwork for exhibition and acquisition, writing and editing didactics and labels, providing installation design and planning support, grant writing, public speaking, and coordinating programming with the Learning and Engagement Department. Responsibilities also include the care and maintenance of the permanent collection, researching, organizing, and coordinating exhibitions, support for the planning of works for the outdoor Sculpture Park, and administrative assistance. Qualifications include: MA in Art History, or Curatorial/Museum Studies, previous museum or gallery experience, proven research, writing and editing skills, understanding of and high level of interest in contemporary art, with professional goals in the curatorial field. Please send a cover letter, CV, writing sample (between 5-15 pages), and the names and contact information for 3 references by email to hr@decordova.org Please include Koch Curatorial Fellowship in the subject line. Deadline for applications is June 1, 2017, interviews will begin immediately.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Part time
Posted on: 05/01/2017

Development Intern

Boston Athenaeum Boston, MA
Development Intern The Boston Athenæum seeks a qualified, energetic, and motivated individual to join the Advancement Office as a Development Intern to provide assistance with Development and Membership projects, programs and services. Department: Advancement Office Hours: flexible schedule; 19 hours per week; regular Saturday and occasional weekday evening hours required Compensation: $12-$13 per hour depending upon level of education; free membership concurrent with employment and one year following date of departure; no other benefits Start Date: Immediately; open until filled; position is a 12 month position from start date Responsibilities: • Serves as a front-line member of the development office • Staff the first floor membership desk on Saturday and Sunday; and as needed • Assists with membership processing, renewal notices, and in-house mailings • Supports office maintenance with copying, collating, filing, shredding, etc. • Maintain inventory of stock - membership brochures, hand-outs, and other supplies • Monitors the Membership and Advancement phone line • Assists with demographic data-entry, and in-kind gift processing • Staffs development/fundraising events, as well as programmatic events • Drafts profiles, reports, and other communications as requested • Conducts other duties as assigned Qualifications: • Must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program; graduate students preferred • Strong interest in art and cultural organizations, development and/or non-profit management • Proficiency with Microsoft Office • Strong interpersonal and customer-service skills • Experience working in an office setting • Fundraising experience helpful • Familiarity with development databases, including Raiser’s Edge, desired To Apply: E-mail résumé and cover letter in a single document to hradvancement@bostonathenaeum.org The Boston Athenæum is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage individuals of diverse backgrounds to apply and are committed to hiring individuals who value a diverse and inclusive work environment.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Temporary
Posted on: 04/21/2017

Intern

N.H. Farm Museum Milton, NH
Historic house museum with a state- and region-wide interpretive scope, seeks a paid summer intern to assist with youth groups, collections management, and providing tours to the general public. Some light farm work, e.g. feeding animals, occasional weeding, etc., may be involved, This position's compensation comes in the form of on-site housing and a paid stipend for living expenses. The N.H. Farm Museum consists of two National Register properties that occupy 50 acres in a rural part of the state. The historic houses stand among a number of publicly-accessible outbuildings that help tell the story of Granite State agriculture in three centuries. Applicants should submit a letter of interest and resume to nhfarmmuseum@outlook.com.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Temporary
Posted on: 04/14/2017

Intern, Unpaid

Social Media Intern

Public Health Museum Tewksbury, MA
Summary of Internship: Join the Public Health Museum staff and volunteer team to learn about and implement a social media plan for a small, non-profit museum in New England! The Social Media intern will collaborate with the Administrative Assistant and museum volunteers to promote the museum, its events & tours, and its exhibits on social media. The intern will be tasked with creating content for the museum’s social media outlets and maintaining an active editorial calendar using Hootsuite for posting. Also, the intern will be expected to work off recommendations from a recent social media analysis of the museum to try new, innovative ways of engaging with visitors, public health leaders, and the community. Responsibilities include: • Draft and post content for Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram • Schedule content to Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram on editorial calendar • Monitor Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for engagement • Record social media and website analytics on an ongoing basis • Engage in brainstorming to develop a short-term and long-term social media plan • Complete progress analysis of Museum social media. Qualifications: • Excellent writing skills and attention to detail • Experience with social media channels such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram • Ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines • Ability to take ownership over projects and work proactively • Ability to work effectively as a member of the entire museum team • Positive attitude and a willingness to learn • Excellent interpersonal skills • Photography skills preferred. To apply, please send resume to phmuseum@gmail.com, 978-851-7321 x. 2606.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Part time
SALARY RANGE: $0
Posted on: 06/02/2017

Educational Programs Intern

The Mary Baker Eddy Library Boston, MA
Responsibilities: This intern will assist the Library’s Educational Programs Coordinator. Main work includes: Facilitating on-site learning activities for youth groups Developing content and resources for youth programming and field trips, including the summer youth program, One World Facilitating program research Supporting youth tour development for the Mapparium exhibit Supporting the Programs Team in planning fall programs. including Opening Our Doors and bi-monthly storytimes. This Intern will also receive training in presenting guided children's tours of the Mapparium. Additional opportunities may be available to assist with educational programming projects for adult audiences. The internship is also designed as a mentorship, designed to be mutually beneficial for both the intern and the Library staff. You will be encouraged to develop professional skills in fields that include education, library science, museum studies, and public history. Qualifications: Applicants should have a background or interest in working with youth audiences. Experience in one or more of the following fields is required: museum education; general education; library science; American history; public history; event planning; customer service. Prior teaching experience in museums, schools, and/or camps is preferred. Interns must be patient with youth audiences, flexible, willing to work in teams, and able to take initiative. The Library encourages applicants from all backgrounds to apply for this opportunity. Please note: Library internships are compensated in course credit only. Prospective interns have the responsibility to coordinate internship credit requirements with with advisors. To Apply: Please submit a PDF of resume and cover letter, including two professional/academic references, by June 15th, 2017. Marie Palladino, Educational Programs Coordinator, The Mary Baker Eddy Library, palladinom@mbelibrary.org.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Part time
Posted on: 05/26/2017

Research Assistant

Congregation Kehillath Israel Brookline, MA
Our Congregation is celebrating its centennial year. We are also undergoing a massive physical renovation of our buildings which have stood since 1924. We have thousands of paper records of life cycle events (births, deaths, and marriages) that need to be digitized. We are looking for an intern to work approximately 20 hours a week for six to eight weeks this summer to create this data base for us. Students of history and library science are encouraged to apply. You will be supervised by an historian who runs the history project for our community and gain a great deal of practical research experience. Applicants should be well organized, independent, and able to create data bases. To apply please send a CV, Cover Letter, and the names of 3 references to kiexhibit@gmail.com
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Temporary
Posted on: 05/15/2017

Education Intern

Buttonwoods Museum Haverhill, MA
The Buttonwoods Museum, a small history museum in Haverhill, MA, seeks an education intern to assist with outreach and on-site summer 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. Students and recent graduates with a background in history, education, or community engagement and Spanish speakers are encouraged to apply. 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: 05/12/2017

Collections & Exhibits Internship

Ipswich Museum Ipswich, MA
The Ipswich Museum, a small museum with three historic buildings and a collection of fine and decorative arts, seeks a summer intern to assist with exhibits and collections. This is a wonderful opportunity for a student to gain experience in a variety of museum roles and to learn about small museums. Potential projects include, collections cataloging, research for future exhibits, assisting with collections moves, or some opportunities with education programs, if desired. Students and recent graduates with a background in history, art, museum studies, and related fields are encouraged to apply. This is an unpaid internship, but may be configured for school credit. To apply, please email resume and cover letter to educator@ipswichmuseum.org. Posted on: 05/12/2017

Short Term Archivist

Westford Historical Society Westford, MA
Having acquired archiving materials through a state grant, the Westford Historical Society is seeking a short term intern to unframe and transfer photos and other materials into archive safe containers. The intern will then be responsible for updating the PastPerfect database with the new location information. Training will be provided. Ideal position for an undergraduate in Museum Studies looking for some experience in the real world. Hours are Mon/Wed/Fri 9am-1pm. Minimum commitment is 4 weeks, with potential for extension. To apply, please email Penny Lacroix at director@museum.westford.org.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Part time
Posted on: 05/10/2017

Volunteer

Mission House Greeter

The Trustees Stockbridge, MA
Travel back in time and invite the public on your adventures!  Help ensure visitors have a great experience as they travel back in time too! Provide visitors with a friendly welcome and introduce them to the story of  Mission House.   Answer questions about the house and The Trustees as visitors enjoy the grounds and homes via self guided tours (scheduled tours occur July-August).  History lovers, retired individuals who enjoy interacting with the public, students seeking to explore careers and garden lovers can all find a home away from home at The Mission House.  This National Historic Landmark was home to the first missionary to the Mohican Indians,  Rev. John Sergean. It showcases an outstanding collection of 18th-century American furniture and decorative arts, and tells the story of the Mohicans through artifacts gathered by Mabel Choate in the early 1930s and stories and perspectives from Mohicans today. Time Commitment Needed Seeking individuals to cover 10:30am-3:30pm Saturdays and Sundays, June through August, with July and August as the priority time.  As we launch this new program we will also be looking for individuals available for the same time frame on Fridays. Options of full shift or 10:30am-1:00pm and 1:00pm-3:30pm. For more info, contact 413-532-1631, 3119 or tbeasley@thetrustees.org Posted on: 06/07/2017

Bryant Homestead Tour Guide

The Trustees Cummington, MA
Travel back in time and take 100s of visitors with you! The William Cullen Bryant Homestead, the 19th century home of American poet and conservationist William Cullen Bryant, provides an exciting opportunity to learn the stories of our past including Bryant's personal story and contributions to history as we know it. History lovers, retired individuals who enjoy interacting with the public, students seeking to explore careers and nature lovers can all find a home away from home at the Homestead. Join our team of enthusiastic tour guides and share these stories with others. Responsibilities: -Lead house tours and/or landscape tours using strategies and content provided -Welcome and orient visitors to the property -Provide friendly customer service -Promote the mission of The Trustees, our work and our programs -Encourage guests to join us as members and volunteers -Help ensure safety of visitors and the protection of the museum collection -Assist in the visitor center, as needed between tours -Support special events by giving tours, filling room stations to protect items and provide basic interpretive information -Participate in training sessions and stay aware of current Trustees happenings in the area -Participate in continued improvement of tours by providing feedback and joining brainstorming sessions -Commit to reporting your service hours via the Trustees volunteer website Time Commitment: Tours occur at 11 am, 1pm and 2pm on Saturdays and Sundays, late April-September, and Fridays, late June-August. Additional tours are also scheduled s part of large single day and holiday events. Avail betw 10:30 and 3:30 once/week for one tour or more preferred. For more info, contact 413-532-1631, 3119 or tbeasley@thetrustees.org Posted on: 06/07/2017

Field Farm and the Folly Tour Guide

The Trustees Williamstown, MA
Become a Tour Guide Field Farm and take visitors back in time! Share the beauty and the story of modern American architecture and art history of the Folly and the Bloedel art collection. Welcome visitors and lead tours of the interior and exterior of the Folly and the Field Farm Guest House. Responsibilities -Learn the architectural story of the Folly and the art history of the associated Bloedel collection -Learn and lead the Folly tour and interpretive tour best practices -Welcome visitors to Field Farm -Understand the mission of The Trustees and share it with the public -Help ensure safety of visitors and the protection of the museum collection -Collect admission fees and transfers the fees to the Guest House manager -Work with members of the Williamstown Committee as needed related to tours Qualifications -Enjoys speaking with the public -Excellent customer service skills -Interest in art and architecture -Able to learn the Folly tour -Comfortable collecting admission fees -Must be able to stand for an hour at a time -Must be able to navigate walk central property area and climb short sets of stairs -Prior tour guide/docent and/or interpretive education experience preferred but not required -Prior knowledge of modern American architecture and art a bonus -Commitment to reporting your service hours via the Trustees volunteer website Time Commitment Needed A minimum of 2 hours per visit, commitment for one tour per month or more during the summer months; occasional by appointment For more info, contact 413-532-1631, 3119 or tbeasley@thetrustees.org Posted on: 06/07/2017

Volunteer Museum Educator

Fuller Craft Museum Brockton, MA
Do you have a passion for contemporary craft, art, decorative arts, or museums in general? At Fuller Craft Museum (FCM), we offer visitors the opportunity to enhance their appreciation of contemporary craft through guided tours and lively conversations. We are currently seeking volunteers who enjoy working with the public and assisting visitors to share the Museum’s exhibitions and collection with the general public by conducting guided tours. Museum tours are approximately 45 to 60 minutes in length and focus on key points of our current exhibitions and collection and are a vital link between the Museum and its visitors. REQUIREMENTS TO PARTICIPATE IN THE FCM DOCENT PROGRAM Be at least 18 years old of age. Enjoy meeting and working with new people. Have a strong interest in contemporary craft and art. Have access to and regularly use e-mail. Have flexibility in your schedule and can commit to one year, 4 hours per month. Can attend docent meetings on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month. Strength, dexterity, and mobility to perform all duties (to include standing, walking, and stair-climbing) as needed. Attend all required training seminars. How to Apply: Candidates must first complete a docent application (available online) which is to be submitted to the Education Coordinator. The Education Coordinator will contact the candidate to schedule a brief meeting to determine match. Deadline for applications is August 1, 2017 for training that will begin in September 2017. Interviews will be conducted during Summer 2017. Applicants will be notified shortly thereafter whether they have been accepted to the program. Posted on: 05/24/2017

Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Volunteer/Intern

Springfield Museums Springfield, MA
Located in the heart of downtown Springfield, the Springfield Museums is a multidisciplinary institution, inspiring the exploration of our connections to art, history and science through outstanding collections, exhibitions and programing. The Springfield Museums consists of five museum buildings; The George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum, Springfield Science Museum, D’Amour Museum of Fine Art, Wood Museum of Springfield History, The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum (opening June 2017) and the Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden. We are seeking volunteers and interns to help run the day-to-day operations of the Cat’s Corner, a drop in activity space with in the new Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum. Volunteer and intern responsibilities will include: Learning about the collections of the Springfield Museums as a whole; with the focus of the life and works of Theodore Geisel a.k.a. Dr. Seuss. Welcoming and creating a sense of belonging for a wide diversity of visitors. Helping to develop, prepare, facilitate, and track hands on literacy based activities. Facilitate, maintain and engage with visitors in galleries of the Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum. Requirements include a desire to work with children and families and a strong sense of commitment and reliability. Ideally applicants can commit to at least 2 shifts a week. All applicants need to pass a CORI check. To apply email sgogal@springfieldmuseums.org
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Part time
SALARY RANGE: unpaid
Posted on: 05/15/2017

Docent

Public Health Museum Tewksbury, MA
Welcome visitors to the first public health museum in the United States! The Public Health Museum is an educational and cultural resource located on the historic grounds of Tewksbury Hospital in Massachusetts with the mission to educate the public about the achievements and contributions of public health in preventing disease and improving the health of individuals and communities in Massachusetts, and worldwide. We also strive to inspire students, researchers, health care workers and public health professionals to build upon the past and continue to advance the future of public health. History lovers, retired individuals who worked in the public health field, students seeking to explore a career in museums or public health, could all be perfect candidates for a docent position at the Public Health Museum. The museum is open on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10am-2pm and the first Saturday of the month from 10am-2pm. Schedule is flexible, but must be willing to dedicate several hours a month to the museum. Responsibilities include: - Lead museum and/or exterior historic grounds tours using script and content provided – Welcome and orient visitors to the museum – Provide friendly customer service – Promote the mission of the Public Health Museum – Support special events and programs – Participate in training sessions – Assist in other museum volunteer functions if interested . Requirements are: - Excellent customer service skills; interest in history, public health, museum studies, public history and/or education; active listener with excellent public speaking skills; prior experience is preferred but not required. To apply, please send resume to phmuseum@gmail.com, 978-851-7321 x.2606.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Part time
Posted on: 04/27/2017

Greeter

The Trustees- Mission House Stockbridge, MA
Travel back in time and invite the public on your adventures! Provide visitors with a friendly welcome and introduce them to the story of Mission House. Answer questions about the house and The Trustees as visitors enjoy the grounds and homes via self guided tours (scheduled tours occur July-August). This National Historic Landmark was home to the first missionary to the Mohican Indians, Rev. John Sergean. It showcases an outstanding collection of 18th-century American furniture and decorative arts, and tells the story of the Mohicans through artifacts gathered by Mabel Choate in the early 1930s and stories and perspectives from Mohicans today. Responsibilities -Enhance visitor experience by greeting guests and responding to their questions -Serve as an ambassador for The Trustees by promoting the Trustees’ mission, and encouraging visitors to become members -Seek out and approach groups to welcome them -Announce scheduled tour times to guests exploring the grounds -Gather information from visitors for mailing lists and promotional outreach Qualifications Customer-centric, enjoys and seeks out opportunities to interact with visitors Ability to share Trustees mission, membership and program information (with training) Flexible and independent Ability to pre-schedule shifts one month in advance Comfortable being outdoors during portions of shift Experience related to history/cultural museum preferred but not required Seeking individuals to cover 10:30am-3:30pm Saturdays and Sundays, June through August, with July and August as the priority time. As we launch this new program we will also be looking for individuals available for the same time frame on Fridays. Options of full shift or 10:30am-1:00pm and 1:00pm-3:30pm. Visit www.thetrustees.org/volunteer, email tbeasley@thetrustees.org or call 413-532-1631, 3119 to apply.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Part time
SALARY RANGE: None
Posted on: 04/04/2017

Tour Guide

The Trustees- Bryant Homestead Cummington, MA
Travel back in time and take 100s of visitors with you! The William Cullen Bryant Homestead, the 19th century home of American poet and conservationist William Cullen Bryant, provides an exciting opportunity to learn the stories of our past including Bryant's personal story and contributions to history as we know it. History lovers, retired individuals who enjoy interacting with the public, students seeking to explore careers and nature lovers can all find a home away from home at the Homestead. Join our team of enthusiastic tour guides and share these stories with others. Responsibilities: -Lead house tours and/or landscape tours using strategies and content provided -Welcome and orient visitors to the property -Provide friendly customer service Promote the mission of The Trustees, our work and our programs -Encourage guests to join us as members and volunteers Help ensure safety of visitors and the protection of the museum collection -Assist in the visitor center, as needed between tours -Support special events and programs -Participate in training sessions and stay aware of current Trustees happenings via enews, emails from regional staff and meeting attendance -Participate in continued improvement of tours by providing feedback and joining brainstorming sessions -Commit to reporting your service hours via the Trustees volunteer website Requirements: Excellent customer service skills; Interest in history, museum studies, public history, interpretation or education; prior experience preferred but not required; Active listener with excellent public speaking skills; Self-reflective;Able to learn tour content Visit www.thetrustees.org/volunteer or contact tbeasley@thetrustees.org, 413-532-1631, ext 3119
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Part time
SALARY RANGE: None
Posted on: 04/04/2017

Board Member

Board Member

The House of the Seven Gables Salem, MA
The House of the Seven Gables Settlement Association (The Gables) is recruiting individuals to join its Board of Trustees. The Board of Trustees serves as principle fiduciary and wise steward of the organization and all of its resources. The Board governs with leadership, vision and oversight to create policies in accordance with our mission as well as to ensure the spirit of the mission is adhered to. It also discovers and responds to changing needs in our community in order to make a measurable impact. We achieve these goals through the full participation, commitment to inquiry and dedication of every Trustee. Members of the Board of Trustees support the work of The Gables by providing mission-based leadership, strategic governance and legal oversight for the organization. While day-to-day operations are led by the Executive Director and organizational staff, the Trustee-ED relationship is a partnership, and the appropriate involvement of each Trustee is both critical and expected. Trustees are expected to attend, actively engage and collegially participate in 9 board meetings a year, plus an annual retreat. They are also expected to support the financial sustainability of the organization by personally contributing at a financial level that is meaningful to them and supporting the organization’s development efforts in other ways, such as assisting with donor cultivation and stewardship and attending major fundraising and programmatic events. This is an open call for applicants, with no specific deadline. Candidates are invited to apply by emailing a cover letter and resume to Melissa Reynolds, Human Resources Manager at mreynolds@7gables.org. The mission of The Gables is to preserve our National Historic Landmark and leverage its power as an icon of American culture to engage diverse audiences and provide educational opportunities for our local immigrant community.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Part time
Posted on: 05/30/2017