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Administrative/Director

Executive Director

Westport Historical Society Westport, CT
Westport Historical Society (WHS), an equal opportunity employer, is seeking an experienced, self-motivated, and detail-oriented person to become its next full-time Executive Director. The new Executive Director will be charged with developing and leading a new organizational strategy. The organization seeks a leader who will respond to a growing number of diverse community interests, focus on the discovery of significant Westport stories and the individuals who created them, and deliver the next level of educational excellence. The new Executive Director will work closely with the Board of Directors to implement the recently created 2018-2021 strategic plan and lead WHS through an exciting period of organizational growth. He/she will be responsible for managing all WHS daily operations including: facilitating communications and marketing, supervising staff, leading development, fundraising, and membership solicitation, overseeing budget and financial controls, ensuring implementation of history-based programs, exhibits, and learning experiences to enhance community engagement, preserving the town’s heritage. The successful candidate will have more than five years of demonstrated managerial experience, preferably in the museum field, with strong interpersonal, administrative, developmental, writing, and organizational skills. Qualified candidates should be strategic thinkers, energetic, creative, and resourceful. There will be a requirement to be the face of the organization through effective interaction with local media, schools, community groups, and the public. A passion for history and knowledge of the Westport, CT community is a plus. Prospective Candidates should go to the following link to apply: http://westporthistory.org/be-the-next-executive-director/
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
SALARY RANGE: $68,000 to $75,000 contingent on skills and experience
Posted on: 10/20/2017

Bookings & Membership Manager

The Children's Museum of New Hampshire Dover, NH
The Children’s Museum of New Hampshire is seeking a Bookings and Membership Manager. This position is non-exempt, hourly, Monday through Friday, 32-40 hours per week with occasional evenings and weekends necessary for events or birthday party coverage. This position has a strong customer service focus and a need for consistency and accuracy. This position interfaces on a regular basis with Museum visitors and staff and delivers a high level of customer service and satisfaction. The Bookings & Membership Coordinator has a key role in the customer experience and growth of our programs and membership. This position is also responsible for managing and inputting data using the Altru database system and sharing information within the Museum, across departments in a timely and accurate way. A successful candidate will have excellent communication and organization skills, enjoy working as part of a creative team, being a multi-tasker, problem-solver, and either have experience with Altru or other database systems, or be comfortable and confident with learning to use this technology on a daily basis. Qualified applicants please send your resume and cover letter to sarah@childrens-museum.org; indicate the job title “Bookings & Membership Manager” in the subject line. Applications will be reviewed and selected candidates will be contacted for an interview. The Children’s Museum of New Hampshire is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization and an equal opportunity employer.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 10/13/2017

Executive Director

Rotch-Jones-Duff House & Garden Museum New Bedford, MA
The Rotch-Jones-Duff House and Garden Museum (RJD) is seeking an experienced, self-motivated Executive Director to lead this National Historic Landmark on an energized path to expand its programs and increase its visibility in the greater New Bedford community. The RJD welcomes visitors to explore the period rooms and gardens of a mansion that chronicle 150 years of economic and social evolution of the city, as reflected in the lives of the three families who resided at this property. RJD programming opens the door into the “city that lit the world” with whale oil, becoming the wealthiest city on a per capita basis in the United States in the mid 1850’s, and all the cultural and demographic changes that followed. The museum explores abolition and activism, domestic life, women’s history, entrepreneurial spirit, literature, horticulture, and other related themes. The Executive Director will work with the Trustees to refine and implement the museum’s strategic goals, develop and manage existing and future program activities, direct day-to-day administrative functions, and ensure that the organization meets future needs. The successful candidate will have not-for-profit management and fund raising experience and will be market-driven and collaborative. For a full description of the opportunity, please send a cover letter and resume to tim@schaeferpartners.com.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 10/10/2017

President

miSci (Museum of Innovation and Science) Schenectady, NY
At miSci, all our exhibits, programs, and events are designed with our mission in mind: to inspire people to celebrate and explore science and technology, past present, and future. As the science center for the NY Capital Region miSci includes a full range of STEM programming K to Gray, hands-on exhibits, a Challenger Learning Center, planetarium, an extensive collection from the former GE Museum, and a partnership with the Dudley Observatory. The President reports to the Board of Trustees and is responsible for the development, management, and execution of the operations, programs, mission, and initiatives of the Museum. To view the complete job description and to apply, visit: https://www.misci.org/info/employment.php?com=employment&id=54
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 10/06/2017

Budget and Finance Director

Sterling & Francine Clark Art Williamstown, MA
The Clark is seeking a Budget and Finance Manager to oversee the activities of the Institute’s day-to-day budget, financing and investment portfolio activities. This position reports to the Deputy Director and will work closely with executive management and cost center managers on budget preparation, internal financial reporting and general operations. Assist Deputy Director with staff liaison responsibilities to the Budget and Finance Committee and the Investment Committees of the Board of Trustees. Work closely with Accounting Manager to assure timely and accurate financial reporting to stakeholders. Works with Director and Deputy Director on financial forecasting and assist with reporting to executive management, senior staff, and the Board of Trustees. Formulate budget strategies and finalize fiscal year budgets for presentation to the Budget and Finance Committee of the Board. Organize information and prepare draft materials for annual tax reporting to the IRS and work with CPA firm for filing. Responsible for accounting for restricted funds and grants. Must have experience with nonprofit fund accounting, preference given to experience in a cultural institution. Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and progressively responsible financial experience of at least 7-10 years is essential. Experience with budgeting, forecasting and expertise with general ledger systems and Microsoft Office is required. To be considered for this position, please submit a cover letter describing your interest and experience along with your resume and three professional references. Salary requirements must be included in your cover letter to: HumanResources@clarkart.edu. The Clark is an equal opportunity employer.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 09/29/2017

Marketing and Communications Director

Nantucket Historical Association Nantucket, MA
Love writing? Recognize the power of a great ad? Know how to use a #hashtag? AND you enjoy supporting a great cause? We may have the perfect job for you!The Nantucket Historical Association seeks a highly-organized and energetic team player to join the NHA as the Marketing and Communications Director, focused on the promotion of NHA initiatives through strategic marketing campaigns and effective communications skills. The NHA is seeking a candidate who understands and enjoys all aspects of public/media relations, marketing, and advertising. This candidate is comfortable creating and maintaining communications systems, developing organizational and event-based marketing plans, establishing relationships with the media and other stakeholders, and creating content such as press releases, e-newsletters, website copy, social media messaging, and marketing materials as required. The successful candidate must possess strong writing, copy-editing and technology skills. Graphic design and photography skills are preferred. Candidates should hold a degree in communications, marketing, journalism, public relations, or another related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Current writing samples, cover letter, and names of three references should be submitted with a resume to Rebecca Miller at rmiller@nha.org, or c/o Nantucket Historical Association, PO Box 1016, Nantucket, MA 02554. The Nantucket Historical Association is an equal opportunity employer.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
SALARY RANGE: Inquire upon application
Posted on: 09/27/2017

Deputy Director

Helen Day Art Center Stowe, VT
Helen Day Art Center is hiring a full time, salaried Deputy Director. We are one of the region’s primary contemporary art exhibition and education resources, offering a range of dynamic programming that asserts the value of art and engages approximately 75,000 people each year as visitors, students, volunteers, creators, and patrons. We seek a proven leader who values innovation and passion of the organization to join our collaborative work environment. Salary package commensurate with experience. The Deputy Director will assume a senior leadership role in the advancement of the organization. This position reports to the ED, and provides leadership and direction to the staff. The primary responsibility of the Deputy Director is to support the Executive Director (ED) in fulfilling the strategic plan and mission of the organization. Full details can be found here - https://www.helenday.com/about/careers.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
SALARY RANGE: Salary package commensurate with experience
Posted on: 09/20/2017

Deputy Director of Programs

New Art Center Newtonville, MA
Position Details Manage evaluation and goal setting of a faculty of 30-40 artist/teachers, studio managers, Exhibition Manager, Registrar and Office Manager. Design and oversee implementation of curriculum; evaluate and supervise arts instruction for art students ranging from young children to seasoned adults. Serve as the internal leader of the organization; provide all staff with a strong, supportive, approachable presence, empowering staff building clear goals and work plans, access to resources, accountability, and troubleshooting. Lead performance management efforts to evaluate and measure progress against goals, and promote a culture of high performance and continuous improvement. Oversee exhibition program of 12-14 exhibitions per year in 2 galleries, including artist residency and community programming. Promote an organizational culture of reflection, curiosity, analysis, benchmarking, innovation, and open mutual feedback. Assist and participate in development of vision, goals and objectives to outline and implement the next phase of New Art Center’s strategic plan. Work as a team with Executive Director and fund development staff to promote awareness and sustainability of the New Art Center. Work closely with the Executive Director on internal team building, organizational development, fundraising, and strategic planning. Represent the organization externally as necessary. Represent the organization in professional associations relating to arts education and community. Please send resumes to: newartcenterhr@gmail.com
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
SALARY RANGE: 55,000 - 65, 000
Posted on: 09/06/2017

Collections

Curatorial Assistant

Worcester Art Museum Worcester, MA
The Worcester Art Museum seeks an exceptional Curatorial Assistant to provide administrative support to the Senior Director of Collections and Programs and the Curatorial Division. The candidate will serve as the initial contact for the division, assist with research for collection projects and a dynamic exhibition program, and manage the curatorial office. The Curatorial Assistant responds to public and internal queries, organizes meetings, maintains object files and contributes to the collection management database, arranges visits of outside scholars, assembles materials for the budget, maintains receipts and reconciles expenses, and organizes travel. The candidate will be expected to prepare materials for print and digital publication as well as conduct research on valuations and provenance. The Curatorial Assistant plays a central role with two Board Committees: Collections and Audience Engagement. The candidate must have strong interpersonal skills, be an excellent communicator, and be willing to work flexibly in larger teams as well as an ability to deal with confidential and sensitive information, flexibility and a willingness to adapt to evolving needs of the department. The post requires familiarity with Microsoft Office and database software, excellent organizational skills, and a familiarity with foreign languages. Two years of museum experience and a BA in art history or a related field is required (MA preferred). Qualified applicants send CV and cover letter to Director of Human Resources, Worcester Art Museum, 55 Salisbury Street, Worcester, MA, 01609, or to humanresources@worcesterart.org by October 20, 2017. The Worcester Art Museum is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 10/10/2017

Preservation Specialist

Northeast Document Conservation Center Andover, MA
NEDCC | The Northeast Document Conservation Center is seeking a Preservation Specialist to support its consulting and outreach programs. This full-time position will be dedicated to conducting preservation needs assessments and writing assessment reports; responding to preservation inquiries; assisting with projects related to audiovisual and digital preservation; presenting introductory webinars; and representing NEDCC at meetings and conferences. As a highly collaborative department, all team members contribute to the development of new goals and projects. QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum: a Master’s in Library and Information Science, Museum Studies, or similar; with coursework on relevant topics, such as preservation, collections management, emergency preparedness and risk assessment, archives administration, appraisal, and/or digital preservation; solid understanding of general preservation best practices; experience or comfort with public speaking; demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and backgrounds; flexibility to work both independently and as part of a team; and ability and willingness to travel regionally and nationally. In addition: at least 1 year of experience working with collections-holding institutions; experience in audiovisual and/or digital preservation; experience with online in-person instruction; consulting experience. APPLICATION PROCESS: 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. Salary and benefits are competitive. The position will remain open until filled. To apply, please send cover letter and resume in PDF to Ann Marie Willer, Director of Preservation Services, at amwiller@nedcc.org.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 09/28/2017

Project Archivist

Maine Maritime Museum Bath, ME
The Project Archivist works to arrange and describe a variety of manuscript material relating to Maine and American vessels, wooden shipbuilding, shipping, and other maritime subjects. Additional areas of involvement include supervising volunteer staff and/or a part-time library assistant (or summer intern). There are many collections or archives requiring cataloguing, including photographic material to be arranged and indexed. Archivist will sort out the various sub-collections, arrange them, perform various maintenance tasks (removing metal fasteners, re-housing in acid-free material), and produce detailed finding aids compatible with others in the library. General assistance with other library functions and planning will be expected, but the primary duties will be archival work. For more information about this position, please visit www.MaineMaritimeMuseum.org.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Contract
SALARY RANGE: $20.00 per hour
Posted on: 09/20/2017

Curator of Rare Books and Head of Special Collections

Boston Athenæum Boston, MA
The Trustees of the Boston Athenæum are committed to elevating the profile of the Special Collections for public enjoyment and for research. The organization seeks an accomplished, inspiring leader to head this effort, while also serving as curator of rare books—the core collection of more than 150,000 volumes, primarily American and European, focused in the humanities. The curatorial responsibilities comprise the majority of the role. The successful candidate will be an intellectually agile curator and effective manager, committed to realizing the full potential of the Athenæum’s extraordinary holdings across a spectrum of rare materials—from rare books, maps, and manuscripts, to prints, drawings, and photographs, to paintings, sculpture, and decorative arts. S/he will work with colleagues from across the organization to integrate access to, research into, and presentation of the Special Collections. S/he will have a record of success in cultivating donors and raising funds for Special Collections projects. Please visit http://www.bostonathenaeum.org/about/employment/jobs for more information.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 09/18/2017

Registrar

Adirondack Experience (formerly Adirondack Museum) Blue Mountain Lake, NY
Adirondack Experience seeks a creative, highly motivated individual with strong organizational skills, professional demeanor and great attention to detail to work with the Collections Department. Under the direction and supervision of the Chief Curator, this position performs responsibilities related to the documentation, care, and preservation of the museum collection and is responsible for working with staff to install and maintain collection items on exhibit. This position is primarily responsible for the intellectual control of the permanent collection. The Registrar may participate on museum development teams for all visitor experiences as assigned. This position offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits. Candidates must have thorough knowledge of American history and museum practices. A master’s degree in museum studies is preferred and 2-3 years’ experience in museum work is required. Candidate must have strong administrative, verbal and written communications skills and have the ability to articulate the mission of the institution. The individual must have the ability to manage time efficiently, work on multiple, simultaneous projects and deadlines with the ability to work under pressure. Send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to: Adirondack Experience Attn: Colleen Sage, Human Resources Mgr. PO Box 99, Blue Mt. Lake, NY 12812 HRDept@theadkx.org www.theadkx.org EOE
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 09/08/2017

Curator

Adirondack Experience (formerly Adirondack Museum) Blue Mountain Lake, NY
Adirondack Experience seeks a creative, highly motivated individual with strong organizational skills, professional demeanor and great attention to detail to work with the Collections Department. Under the direction and supervision of the Chief Curator, this position performs responsibilities related to the documentation, expansion, interpretation and preservation of the collections in exhibitions, programs, publications, and other formats. The Curator has primary responsibility for the boat and transportation collection, and will contribute to interpreting the intersection between people, technology and the environment. The Curator will participate in the development of museum exhibits, including research, writing, artifact selection, assisting with preparation of grant proposals, working with exhibit designers and consultants, and assisting with installation as needed. The Curator is also responsible for contributing to all visitor experiences. This position offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits. Job Requirements Candidates must have a Master’s degree in Museum Studies and 2-3 years’ experience in a museum or non-profit organizational setting. Thorough knowledge of American history, history of technology, museum practices and familiarity with maritime history and material culture preferred. Candidate must have strong administrative skills, excellent verbal and written communications skills and have the ability to articulate the mission of the institution. The individual must have the ability to manage time efficiently and work efficiently on multiple, simultaneous projects and deadlines. Send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to: Adirondack Experience Attn: Colleen Sage, Human Resources Mgr. PO Box 99, Blue Mt. Lake, NY 12812 HRDept@theadkx.org www.theadkx.org EOE
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 09/08/2017

Curator

Owls Head Transportation Museum Owls Head, ME
The Curator is responsible for building up collections of objects and materials related to the history of transportation and the history of technology. This position oversees the acquisition of objects and materials, works with conservators on restoration of objects and materials and develops ways in which objects and materials can be interpreted, through exhibitions, publications, events and presentations. Essential responsibilities include: oversight of collections management, conservation, safety and related collections policy; oversight of effective documentation and registration of collections, and adheres to related collections registration policy; oversight of the collections database and is responsible for procedures relating to the disposition of owned and loaned collections, delegating related tasks to other staff as required; serve as Chairperson of the Collections Committee and provies a monthly report of loan offers, donations and matters relating to collections care and management. Minimum qualifications for candidates include: bachelor's Degree in Art, History, Museum Studies or a related field as well as 4-5 years of experience in the curation field. (Master's degree preferred.) For full job description, visit https://goo.gl/boMgao. To apply: submit a cover letter and resume to Niki Janczura, Executive Manager of Operations, at nj@ohtm.org.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 09/05/2017

Development and Marketing

Director of Development

Nantucket Historical Association Nantucket, MA
The Nantucket Historical Association (NHA) seeks an entrepreneurial Director of Development to maintain and grow support from private and public sources, ensure the stewardship of donors, and actively build and manage a growing department. The ideal candidate will have excellent interpersonal and communications skills as well as strong computer and database skills, meticulous attention to detail, highly developed management abilities; proven track record in identifying and cultivating high-level individuals for major gifts; creative ideas for corporate partnerships, individual memberships, and events; and knowledge of planned giving. The Director of Development will report to the Executive Director and be a key member of the NHA’s Senior Management Team. Candidates with management experience in sales, marketing, and relationship management in a business environment are encouraged to apply. Knowledge of the Nantucket community is preferred. The Association offers a competitive salary, potential housing, and an excellent benefits program. Cover letter should be submitted with a resume to Rebecca Miller, Nantucket Historical Association, PO Box 1016, Nantucket, MA 02554 or rmiller@nha.org. The Nantucket Historical Association is an equal opportunity employer.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 10/19/2017

Membership and Development Coordinator

Concord Museum Concord, MA
Summary: The Concord Museum seeks a full-time Membership and Development Coordinator who will be a critical member of the Museum’s development team. The Concord Museum is in the midst of a major building project and capital campaign to engage new and broader audiences with Concord’s history and the extensive collections of the Museum. Reporting to the Director of Development, the Membership and Development Coordinator will join the Museum at this exciting time and be responsible for building member programming and engagement and events that further the Museum’s mission. The ideal candidate will be a flexible multi-tasker who thrives in a fast-paced team environment and can represent the Museum well with a variety of constituents. For a full description of the position, please visit our website at: http://www.concordmuseum.org/employment-opportunities.php Principal Responsibilities: Lead the Museum’s membership program Manage special events Support major fundraising activities of the Museum Qualifications: - Proven success in a fast-paced, results-oriented environment - Experience in program areas, including membership and events, required - Bachelor’s Degree required - Excellent computer skills and experience with a fundraising database, preferably Abila Fundraising 50, required; design skills and experience with InDesign a plus - Willingness to work weekends and evenings, as required To Apply: Please send a letter of interest, resume, fundraising writing sample, and the names of three references to: cm1@concordmuseum.org, with subject line: Membership Coordinator Application. No phone calls, please.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
SALARY RANGE: This is a full-time salaried position with benefits. EOE.
Posted on: 10/18/2017

Capital Campaign Assistant

Heritage Museums & Gardens Sandwich, MA
Works as the assistant to the Capital Campaign effort, working under the supervision of the Campaign Manager and closely with the President & CEO and the board completing a wide range of administrative tasks, and coordinating with the non-campaign development staff. Assists with special projects and events. For full description visit https://heritagemuseumsandgardens.org/about-us/join-our-team/employment/. Submit cover letter, resume, and three professional references to Sue Lonergan at slonergan@heritagemuseums.org by November 3, 2017.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 10/12/2017

Director of Development

The Currier Museum of Art Manchester, NH
Director of Development The Currier Museum of Art seeks a dynamic and experienced Director of Development to lead its continuing expansion as a premier New Hampshire cultural institution with national impact. The successful candidate, with demonstrated success increasing all levels of financial support, will have a unique opportunity to work at a nimble, creative museum alongside motivated staff and a committed board of trustees. Key Responsibilities Strategy. Develop a strategy for the long-term financial support of the museum, in close collaboration with director, board, and senior staff. Implementation. Create specific fundraising goals and aggressively execute them. Solicit and steward a portfolio of select major donors, increase membership and develop significant proposals for foundation grants. Organization. Provide strong strategic support to senior staff (curators, director, senior management) and board members in cultivation and solicitation. Qualifications Bachelor’s Degree. Ten years progressively increasing responsibility in development in a non-profit setting, with five years in senior management. Exceptional strategic, analytical and decision-making skills. Enthusiastic self-starter with proven ability to develop creative and entrepreneurial strategies for fundraising. Persuasive and articulate communicator with strong written, presentation and negotiation skills. Excellent relationship-building skills, both externally and internally, and the ability to effectively represent the museum in all venues. Demonstrated leadership skills with a proven ability to attract, motivate, and retain talented staff; a team builder with the ability to support and empower staff to achieve desired results. Positive attitude, sense of humor, with a commitment to confidentiality and ethical behavior. Please send letter of interest, resume, and salary requirements to kgraham@currier.org. No phone calls please. EOE
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 10/05/2017

Manager of Marketing and Community Relations

EcoTarium Worcester, MA
The EcoTarium seeks a dynamic, creative, entrepreneurial marketing and public relations professional to increase the visibility and stature of the EcoTarium, and support long-range attendance and revenue goals. They will manage and implement a comprehensive communications effort, including brand development and web presence, advertising, media relations, cross-marketing partnerships, and printed materials. In addition, they will have demonstrated ability to devise innovative marketing strategies, provide thoughtful leadership around all aspects of marketing, public relations, and communications. The Marketing and Community Relations Coordinator reports to this position. This position will work with the senior leadership team to develop and implement innovative communications and marketing strategies for raising the museum’s profile locally, regionally, and nationally. This position will develop, manage, and implement a comprehensive communications and marketing program; manage social media and website, including e-commerce; plan, buy, and manage creative for all museum advertising. This person will write and distribute press releases; pitch stories that advance the museum’s mission; serve as museum spokesperson and chief media contact; and oversee implementation of branding initiatives and standards. Full job description and instructions on how to apply can be found at http://www.ecotarium.org/jobs
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 10/03/2017

Grant and Proposals Specialist

Portland Museum of Art Portland, ME
GENERAL SUMMARY: Under the supervision of the Director of Philanthropy, the Grants and Proposals Specialist is responsible for preparing and producing, in draft and final form, solicitations for funding and grant proposals for submission to foundations, corporations, government agencies, and individuals. The Grants and Proposals Specialist researches and recommends funding opportunities; develops solicitations and proposals; and prepares progress and final reports to donors. APPLY: Please email cover letter, résumé, and completed PMA Application for Employment (available at website), pa.ig.pma.092017@portlandmuseum.org. Job applications will be accepted electronically only and will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. The Portland Museum of Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants shall receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, veteran status, status as a whistleblower, marital status, gender identity or expression, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 09/22/2017

Grant Coordinatore

The Springfield Museusms Corporation Springfield, MA
Seeking a Grant Coordinator. The position is available immediately and reports to the Director of Development. In collaboration with the Director of Development, the Grants Coordinator is responsible for the creation and management of a well-coordinated, strategic development plan to cultivate and solicit support from foundations, corporations, and government sources. A bachelor's degree is required, an advanced degree is desirable. A minimum of five years of experience in grant writing within a museum, a cultural organization or an educational institution, and knowledge of foundations and funding sources are essential. Knowledge of development software is required, experience using Altru or Blackbaud software is preferred. Submit resume and cover letter, salary requirements, and a grant proposal sample by 9/30/17 to: hcahill@springfieldmuseums.org.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
SALARY RANGE: TBD
Posted on: 09/18/2017

Campaign Assistant

Plimoth Plantation, Inc Plymouth, MA
Plimoth Plantation is a 17th-century living history museum dedicated to telling the history of Plymouth Colony from the perspective of both the Pilgrims and the Native Wampanoag. Located in Plymouth, Massachusetts .The Museum is a private, 501(c)(3), not-for-profit educational institution supported by admission fees, contributions, memberships and revenue from educational programs/dining/special events and Museum Shops. Plimoth Plantation is a Smithsonian Institution Affiliate. The Museum seeks a Campaign Assistant to help administer and organize activity for a major Capital Campaign. Reporting to the Development Director, this is an exceptional opportunity for an energetic, organized and detail oriented individual to advance in the development field. This is a visible role within the museum and in working with professional colleagues and a trustee led Campaign Steering Committee. Exemplary communication, writing and interpersonal skills. Strong project management skills; ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects without compromising quality. Highly organized and has the ability to multi-task. Can manage scheduling in a high volume with multiple parties. Self-starter that can also work as part of a team. History with or interest in development/advancement department. Observes a high level of confidentiality. Familiarity with Raiser’s Edge software, or related database experience. Excellent computer skills and advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office programs (Excel, Word). Commitment to providing a friendly & welcoming presence for all guests and co-workers throughout the Museum. Willingness to support the Museum's mission, vision, core values and customer service philosophy. For more information visit www.plimoth.org. Please email cover letter & resume to: Sue Haverstock shaverstock@plimoth.org,
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
SALARY RANGE: 5085032680
Posted on: 09/18/2017

Education

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 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. Full-time, part-time, and 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/hour
Posted on: 10/12/2017

Interpretation and Visitor Experience Manager

Newport Restoration Foundation Newport, RI
The Newport Restoration Foundation is seeking a dedicated, experienced, and creative museum educator to oversee audience engagement and visitor services at their three museum properties: Rough Point (Doris Duke’s art-filled Newport mansion), Whitehorne House Museum (telling the story of Newport’s renowned 18th-century furniture making tradition), and Prescott Farm (40 acres of green space in Middletown, RI, with ties to the American Revolution). The successful applicant will be passionate about art, history, and compelling storytelling and have a demonstrated commitment to meeting the needs of different types of audiences. Master’s degree or equivalent experience required in Art History, Museum Education, Public History, Museum Studies, or related field. At least five years experience hiring, training, and evaluating educators and interpreters in a museum setting and a demonstrated commitment to object-based learning. Possesses strong knowledge of 18th- to 19th-century European and American fine and decorative arts, History of Collecting, American History; coursework or other experience in museum education. For more information, see https://www.newportrestoration.org/about/news/217-interpretation. Please send a cover letter and resume to maeve@newportrestoration.org. Review of applications begins October 22, 2017. EOE.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 10/06/2017

Education Coordinator

Worcester Art Museum Worcester, MA
Full-time opening (32 hours/week) for an Education Coordinator to coordinate tours and support classes and other programs that increase foot traffic, are revenue-driven, and attract target audiences to the Museum. This position will promote tour programs to groups to match their interests with both existing offerings and to suggest new tours and tour programs. This position will schedule, confirm, and facilitate communication with tour program participants and docents and will process evaluations. The Coordinator will serve as a backup for class registration and will assist with Higgins Education Wing exhibitions, vacation and summer youth class programs, as well as mediated and unmediated experiences for all audiences. The Coordinator will also answer inquiries from the public, members, students, volunteers, and staff pertaining to programs and events. The successful candidate will have the ability to coordinate various projects simultaneously and work with constant interruptions, as well as facility with numbers. The position requires an Associate’s degree or equivalent plus additional business experience and some knowledge of art. In addition, excellent typing, knowledge of office systems, proficiency with using databases, and the ability to work with all levels of staff and the public with courtesy. This position requires the ability to work occasional evenings and weekends. Qualified candidates should submit cover letter and resume to humanresources@worcesterart.org or to Director of Human Resources, Worcester Art Museum, 55 Salisbury St., Worcester, MA 01609-3196 by October 20, 2017. The Worcester Art Museum is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity Posted on: 10/06/2017

STEM Educator & Camp Director

Connecticut Science Center Hartford, CT
Serving more than 300,000 adults and children each year, the Connecticut Science Center is the state’s premier destination for informal science learning, a top tourist attraction, a hub for teacher training, and one of the state’s foremost resources for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). The Connecticut Science Center is seeking a STEM Educator & Camp Director. This position would lead development and implementation of summer and school vacation science camp programs for children primarily in grades 1-6. This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in a STEM field and/or education demonstrating a strong foundation and background in a STEM discipline. To view the entire job description, please visit https://ctsciencecenter.org/about/employment/. To apply, please send your resume to HR@CTScienceCenter.org by Friday, October 27, 2017
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
SALARY RANGE: 8605202158
Posted on: 10/04/2017

Public Programs Facilitator

New England Air Museum Windsor Locks, CT
The New England Air Museum seeks outgoing individuals to join our team as Public Program Facilitators. This position plays an essential role in providing high quality experiences for our youth and family visitors. Public Program Facilitators are responsible for proactively engaging with museum visitors through Build & Fly Challenges, interactive Flight Science demonstrations, Story Time, children’s birthday parties, tours, flight simulators, and open cockpit experiences in historic aircraft. Other duties include assisting with scout programs and special events as needed. Experience working with children in educational or youth development settings is required, as is an interest in aerospace history. Some college coursework is required; a Bachelor’s degree in Education, History, Science, or a related field is preferred. This is a part-time, non-exempt position that pays $13 per hour and requires weekend availability. Some weekday availability is also required during school vacation weeks and the months of July and August. Standard hours are 10:00am-3:00pm, with some evenings as needed. Public Program Facilitators average between 3-6 shifts per month during the school year and up to 5 shifts per week during school vacation weeks and summer months. This position is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a background check. Email cover letter and resume to Amanda Goodheart Parks, Director of Education, at agparks@neam.org by October 20, 2017. No phone calls please. The New England Air Museum is an equal opportunity employer. Click here for a complete job description: http://neam.org/images/education/public_programs_team_job_description_september_2017.pdf
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Part time
SALARY RANGE: $13 per hour
Posted on: 09/25/2017

Museum Educator & Camp Director

EcoTarium Worcester, MA
The EcoTarium, A Museum of Science & Nature, seeks a creative educator to develop and deliver engaging programs for learners of all ages. Programming covers a variety of science topics and takes place on the museum floor, in classroom settings, in our digital planetarium, and outdoors on our 55-acre site. Teaching is through hands-on and inquiry-based methods. The educator is responsible for all aspects of the summer camp program, including overseeing day-to-day operations, developing content, and hiring and training seasonal camp staff. For a full description and instructions for how to apply, visit: http://www.ecotarium.org/jobs
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 09/18/2017

Museum Educator

Imagine Nation, A Museum Early Learning Center Bristol, CT
Imagine Nation, A Museum Early Learning Center located in Bristol CT is looking for a full-time Museum Educator to join our team. The Museum Educator translates education theory into interactive play activities in the areas of science, technology, engineering, art, math (STEAM), health and literacy. Responsible for the development and implementation of educational content that meets core standards for all exhibits, programs, and school outreach activities. Models positive and considerate ways to enhance visitors’ overall learning experience by making education fun. The candidate must have a passion for working with children and promote the mission of Imagine Nation, A Museum Early Learning Center to inspire a lifelong love for learning through the power of play. Imagine Nation seeks dynamic individuals that possess a Bachelor’s degree or higher in Education or closely related field. A minimum of three years’ experience in education or working with young children. Candidate should possess the ability to multi-task, as well as have the ability to adapt to changes in the work environment and balance competing demands. Must be flexible and reliable and able to work occasional evenings, weekends, and special events. Applicant Instructions This is a full time position with benefits. Applicants should submit as a Word or PDF document Cover letter addressing critical competencies, and resume via email to coral.richardson@imaginenation.org. Imagine Nation, A Museum Early Learning Center is a division of the Boys & Girls Club of Bristol Family Center, and is an equal opportunity employer.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
SALARY RANGE: $30,000.00 to $34,000.00/year
Posted on: 08/31/2017

Exhibits

Facilities and Animal Care Specialist

ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain Burlington, VT
The Facilities & Animal Care Specialist is a unique position that serves in a split capacity within the Facilities & Animal Care department, working as a key team player to ensure a positive visitor experience. This position will provide state of the industry animal care and husbandry for ECHO’s reptile/amphibian/fish collection, facilities and exhibit repair assistance, and support custodial and facilities maintenance needs of our 36,000 square foot, LEED-certified aquarium and science center. ECHO’s mission is to educate and delight people about the Ecology, Culture, History, and Opportunity for stewardship of the Lake Champlain Basin. ECHO is a dynamic, nationally acclaimed science center and lake aquarium committed to engaging diverse public audiences and providing experiential, relevant and lifelong educational experiences for all our guests. This position requires demonstrated experience in both building maintenance and animal husbandry consistent with ECHO’s mission.This position will be full time, non-exempt and will be scheduled for four, ten-hour days per week, including one weekend day. Occasionally, this position will be required to work full weekends, holidays and overtime. For a full job description please visit http://echovt.org/jobs.html ECHO is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes candidates for employment who will contribute to our diversity. Please submit cover letter and resume to jobs@echovermont.org with Facilities and Animal Care Specialist position in the subject line. Apply by Monday, October 30, 2017.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 10/05/2017

Museum Gardner

Plimoth Plantation Plymouth, MA
This is an opportunity to work at one of the country's most prestigious living history museums. Operating on a remarkable property overlooking Cape Cod Bay, Plimoth Plantation brings the story of America’s early foundation to life for hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. Our gardens are a unique heritage landscape for current and future generations to experience and enjoy. This position is part of the team responsible for the upkeep and development of the Museum’s gardens and landscapes. By maintaining excellent standards of presentation of the gardens and landscapes you will contribute to guests’ enjoyment of this unique outdoor Museum. We are seeking an individual who will greet with energy and enthusiasm the challenges and opportunities inherent in the maintenance of gardens. This is very much a hands-on job. We will provide on the job training but you will need to have some horticulture experience or training. You should have a verifiable reputation for excellence in your work. You possess the energy, vision and drive to be part of a team that will achieve great results. You are equally effective and efficient working independently and as part of a highly collaborative team. If you have the relevant skills, proven experience, and are committed to high standards in your work; if you are passionate about maintaining and developing beautiful historical and traditional New England gardens. Pease send cover letter and resume to: Sue Haverstock shaverstock@plimoth.org.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 09/18/2017

Director, STEAM

Boston Children's Museum Boston, MA
The Director works on exhibit development projects, including content development, prototyping and evaluation, and manages the STEAM Team. The Director is the content lead of a planned combined Science and Art/Maker space. The STEAM Team conducts a broad array of programming, including Boston’s annual Mini-Maker Faire, our TechKitchen programming that brings local innovation companies and makers to the museum, regular contemporary art installations in the Art Gallery, and a robust Artist in Residence program. Candidates should be an exhibit and program developer with experience in many stages of the development process, and possess a wide skill-set including: a creative, innovative, hands-on approach to STEAM in museum programming and exhibits, and passion for making, inventing and building. A child-centered educational philosophy; someone who practices an iterative design process (including prototyping, formative evaluation and revision based on visitor input), Experience with program development for young audiences, and strong knowledge of the STEAM education field. Ability to consider the adult experience, translating sophisticated scientific and educational research into exhibit experiences, and seek ways to help adults understand how their children are learning. Experience with access and accessibility, community programs, universal design and a willingness to include community members in the development process. 7+ years exhibit and program development experience in a museum setting or equivalent, with 10+ years relevant experience overall. Advanced degree, or subject expertise, in Education and/or STEM field required, with strong knowledge of STEM education and experience with bridging art and science. To apply, please email your resume and cover letter to: Jobs@BostonChildrensMuseum.org
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 09/18/2017

Exhibit Carpenter

Plimoth Plantation Plymouth, MA
Plimoth Plantation has an opportunity to work at one of the country's most prestigious living history museums. Operating on a remarkable property overlooking Cape Cod Bay, Plimoth Plantation brings the story of America’s early foundation to life for hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. The Exhibit Carpenter is a hands-on position that is part of the Historical Built Landscapes (HBL) team responsible for the maintenance, repair and, in some cases, new construction of the reproduction structures, exhibits and built landscapes throughout the Museum. The HBL team ensures that all carpentry projects reflect the appropriate historical time period with use of tools, equipment and techniques reflective of the identified era, including modern buildings. Under the direction of the HBL Manager this position is tasked with ongoing routine maintenance of buildings, and meeting the goals of a prioritized work plan. The work may at times be done as a first-person role-player using historically appropriate tools and techniques while speaking with guests. Or work may be performed in modern clothing with modern tools, depending on the assignment. Must be skilled in basic general carpentry and willing to learn about historical tools and techniques. Interest in learning about 17th-century English and Native American history. Preferred but not required: Prior experience in the construction industry and/or working with contractors. The ability to determine timeframes, costs and resources/materials needed to complete carpentry job. A flexible schedule is required. Email resume & cover letter to Sue Haverstock shaverstock@plimoth.org. See website for job description http://www.plimoth.org/about/work-plimoth.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 09/13/2017

Potter

Plimoth Plantation Plymouth, MA
Plimoth Plantation has an opportunity to work at one of the country's most prestigious living history museums. Operating on a remarkable property overlooking Cape Cod Bay, Plimoth Plantation brings the story of America’s early foundation to life for hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. The Potter is one of the principal guest-facing artisans demonstrating in the Craft Center. The Potter’s primary responsibility is the demonstration of 17th-century pottery-making while effectively interpreting to Museum guests the history and significance of trades in England. The Potter also supplies the Museum’s Craft Center Shop with pottery for retail sale and the Colonial Interpretation Department with reproductions for use in the 17th-Century English Village, aboard Mayflower II, and on the Wampanoag Homesite, and by museum programs. A flexible schedule is required. Full-time or Part-time, year-round High School diploma or equivalent; Associate’s Degree preferred. Experience in wheel throwing, glazing, and decorative techniques. Experience working with the public. Interest in 17th-century European crafts and trades. Interest in and appreciation for 17th-century English, Native American, and European history. Email resume & cover letter to Sue Haverstock shaverstock@plimoth.org. See website for job description http://www.plimoth.org/about/work-plimoth.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 09/13/2017

Facilities

Facilities Manager

Rhode Island Historical Society Providence, RI
The Rhode Island Historical Society, dedicated to honoring, preserving, and sharing the history of the state, seeks a highly organized, detail-oriented person to manage its properties. Under the direction of the Deputy Executive Director for Finance and Administration, the Facilities Manager coordinates the maintenance needs, capital projects, vendor relationships, staff and public access, and security systems for the three RIHS properties in Providence: the John Brown House Museum, Robinson Research Center, and Aldrich House. The Facilities Manager will also work with Museum of Work & Culture staff to ensure that its needs are met and systems compliance is maintained. The Facilities Manager will serve with the Superintendent of Buildings and Grounds and the Buildings and Grounds Assistant. This position supervises the needs of the properties and therefore coordinates the personnel responsible for cleaning and maintaining the buildings, assisting in event set-up, snow removal, and managing vendor relationships for the RIHS as related to its buildings and grounds. Requirements: Familiarity with the maintenance needs of historic buildings. An appreciation for the RIHS’s mission to preserve the past. Can read architectural and mechanical drawings and work with architects, engineers, and contractors. Valid driver’s license and good driving record. Willingness to be on security call list to respond to building alarms after hours. Good communication skills and familiarity with email (or a willingness to learn). Facility to balance competing priorities, along with internal and external demands. Ability to track projects and employee schedules using Excel and/or other software. Capacity to understand and work within a capital repairs and maintenance budget. Visit www.rihs.org.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 10/05/2017

Museum Store

No Museum Store positions are currently available.

Security

No Security positions are currently available.

Visitor Services

Visitor Services Coordinator

Edward M Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate Boston, MA
The 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 Visitor Services 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 manages the electronic mail that comes to info@emkinstitute.org, groupsales@institute.org. The VS Coordinator works closely with the VS 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 Coordinator 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.The VS Coordinator will work Tuesday-Saturday but must also be able to work nights and weekends when necessary. For the full description visit https://www.emkinstitute.org/about/careers
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 09/28/2017

Museum Services Manager

Pejepscot Historical Society Brunswick, ME
Pejepscot Historical Society in Brunswick, Maine, seeks an experienced, detailed, outgoing, and creative individual to serve as Museum Services Manager for the Pejepscot Museum and Research Center, the Joshua L. Chamberlain Museum, and the Skolfield-Whittier House. The Museum Services manager assists with day-to-day operations including greeting and assisting guests, providing research assistance, managing volunteer tour guides and tour programs, processing mailings and maintaining donor records, and other duties as assigned by the Executive Director. Strong written, verbal, interpersonal, and technological skills are required. A background in historical research and an interest in local history are required; a bachelor’s or advanced degree in history/the humanities is highly desirable. Candidates must be willing to serve as needed in a small organization. This position is approximately 35 hours per week from May to October and approximately 21-24 hours per week in the off season of October through May. During the museum season, the Museum Services Manager works Tuesdays through Saturdays. During the off season, s/he works Wednesdays through Fridays. One day/week may include evening hours. Some additional evening and weekend hours are required. To apply, please email a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact info of three professional references to director@pejepscothistorical.org by October 16, 2017. A more detailed job description is available at www.pejepscothistorical.org/about-us/job-opening.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Part time
Posted on: 09/27/2017

Admissions/Phone Help

The House of the Seven Gables Salem, MA
Position Overview: As a key member of the Visitor Services team, Admissions interact with guests of the museum under the supervision of the Manager of Visitor Admissions. Admissions Associate/Phone help will assist with greeting visitors and answering phones with questions regarding The Gables and surrounding Salem sites. Essential Job Functions*:  Phone coverage during the peak hours  Answer guests’ questions regarding the historic site, Salem and surrounding area, and other attractions in town in a positive and hospitable manner.  Monitor the door at back of Visitor Center to ensure that everyone have stickers.  Any other related duties as assigned Preparation, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:  High School Diploma or related experience preferable.  Excellent interpersonal and oral communication skills.  Ability to take direction quickly and adjust to changing circumstances easily.  Ability to deal effectively and courteously with the public and other staff members.  Must be guest focused.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Temporary
SALARY RANGE: $11.00
Posted on: 09/25/2017

Volunteer Services

No Volunteer Services positions are currently available.

Intern/Fellowship, Paid

Edward W. Pell Graduate Fellowships

Fort Ticonderoga Museum Ticonderoga, NY
Fort Ticonderoga offers four graduate fellowships for students seeking a practical, hands-on experience at a historic site and museum with cutting-edge programs. Positions available June 11-August 17, 2018, include fellowships in Exhibitions, Collections Management, and Education. Fort Ticonderoga seeks graduate students in museum studies, art history, decorative arts, museum education, public history, history, American studies, or military history. Fellows need to be self-motivated and able to work independently as well as contribute to a dedicated team to create and develop ground-breaking exhibitions and programs for a diverse audience. Qualified undergraduates are welcome to apply. While working individually with their project supervisors, fellows will also meet and work together throughout the two-month experience. Fellows will have an opportunity to work with the Fort’s professional staff as part of our team-approach to all major projects. Each Graduate Fellow will receive a $2,500 stipend plus housing on-site. Graduate and qualified undergraduate students interested in applying for an Edward W. Pell Graduate Fellowship should visit http://www.fortticonderoga.org/education/university-partnerships/graduate-fellowships or contact Rich Strum, Director of Academic Programs, at rstrum@fort-ticonderoga.org for more information. Individual descriptions for each fellowship are available on the website. All applications for Graduate Fellowships are due by January 15, 2018. Successful applicants will be notified by February 20, 2018. Posted on: 10/10/2017

Digital Humanities Fellow

Edward M Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate Boston, MA
The Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate, in conjunction with the Fund II Foundation, has an opening for a 6 month digital humanities fellow. The Fellowships will be awarded to a post bachelor's degree candidate who is interested in public history, library science, or museum studies. The work product of this fellowship will contribute to the foundations of future visitor experiences and educational content at the Institute and on line. The Digital Humanities Fellow will assist in the rapid development of several online exhibits and testing with different audiences, likely using different content management systems. This position is a full time temporary six month position.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
SALARY RANGE: 6177407000
Posted on: 10/04/2017

Visitor Experience and Prototyping Fellow

Edward M Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate Boston, MA
The Edward m. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate, in conjunction with the Fund II, has an opening for a 9 month visitor experience and prototyping fellow. The Fellowships will be awarded to a post bachelor's degree candidate who is interested in public history, library science, or museum studies. The work product of this fellowship will contribute to the foundations of future visitor experiences and educational content at the Institute and on line. The Visitor Experience and Prototyping Fellow (VX Fellow) will coordinate and evaluate prototyping interactives, text, etc., and testing its efficacy with visitors. This fellow will learn to refine concepts to produce more effective exhibit experiences. Some exhibit development may be a part of the position based on concepts and timing of the project. This is a full time position for the duration of 9 months. For the full description please go to https://www.emkinstitute.org/about/careers
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
SALARY RANGE: 6177407000
Posted on: 10/04/2017

Historical Research Fellow

Edward M Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate Boston, MA
The Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate, in conjunction with the Fund II Foundation, has an opening for a 9 month historical research fellow. The Fellowships will be awarded to a post bachelor's degree candidate who is interested in public history, library science, or museum studies. The work product of this fellowship will contribute to the foundations of future visitor experiences and educational content at the Institute and on line. The Historical Research Fellow will assist in the research of various topics related to the Kennedy family’s home in Hyannisport, MA, and will aid in using the acquired subject matter knowledge to help create content for digital as well as on and off site exhibits and tours. This position is a part time (20 hours a week) position for the duration of 9 months. Candidates must submit a short writing sample that demonstrates your ability to communicate a historic theme in a compelling way to a general audience using a variety of different sources and supports. Please find the full description on https://www.emkinstitute.org/about/careers
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Part time
SALARY RANGE: 6177407000
Posted on: 10/04/2017

Mirken Family Postbaccalaureate Fellowship in Museum Practice

Colby College Museum of Art Waterville, ME
The Mirken Family Postbaccalaureate Fellowship in Museum Practice at the Colby College Museum of Art will support a one-year appointment to the Museum, with the possibility of a renewable second year. The Fellow reports to the Deputy Director and interfaces with all departments including education, collections, exhibitions, and administration areas. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Provide logistical support for Art Department annual field trip for professional opportunities in the museum field (conservation, public relations, curatorial, education, administration, collections) Provide general support to collection management department, assisting with registration of museum objects, condition reporting, incoming and outgoing receipts Field museum collection inquiries as needed Assist with managing the museum’s rights and reproduction program Organize and implement centralized photography archive for museum images In collaboration with the Deputy Director, manage social media program and dynamic web content Work with designer to create and distribute printed publication materials Help Deputy Director with marketing and publicity Work with College Advancement on special events and fundraisers Perform additional duties as assigned; duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice http://www.colby.edu/administration_cs/humanresources/employment/mirkenfellow_10_2017.cfm
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 10/03/2017

Intern, Unpaid

Exhibit Design Graduate Internship

American Independence Museum Exeter, NH
The American Independence Museum in Exeter, NH seeks a Graduate-level intern to aid in the creation of a yearlong exhibit that will open on May 1, 2018. This year the museum is looking to create an exhibit focusing on European perspectives on the American Revolution utilizing objects and materials in the museum’s collection. Intern will work with Collections Manager on exhibit planning, research, curating objects, writing labels, and installation of the exhibit. Interns will also have a chance to take part in other aspects of Curatorial and Collections Management, including working in Past Perfect database, cataloguing, exhibit monitoring, inventorying, exhibits visioning and more. A minimum of 200 hours should be completed between mid-January and May, 2018. Schedule must be predetermined and correspond with the museum’s off-season hours of Tuesday – Friday, 9 am to 4 pm. Some work may be completed off-site. Qualifications: Intern should be in the process of completing or recently completed their Master’s degree in history, museum studies or related subject. Strong interpersonal skills, detail-oriented, superior research skills and excellent time management are required. Intern should be a self-starter and able to work in a team environment. Prior exhibit installation experience is not required. Although the position is unpaid, this is an exciting opportunity to be involved in a growing Museum and can be completed for course credit. Deadline: Please submit resume, letter of interest, and two references to rpassannante@independencemuseum.org by November 20th, 2018. For information, visit: www.independencemuseum.org Posted on: 10/20/2017

Development Intern

Discovery Museums Acton, MA
The Discovery Museums seek a Development Intern to start in early 2018 through mid-May for approximately 15-20 hours per week (schedule flexible). The intern's primary focus will be on coordinating the Museum's online auction, which in spring 2017 raised more than $25,000 to support the Museums. The intern will research prospective donors, contact and follow up with donors via mail, e-mail, and phone, and assist with promotion, management, and fulfillment of the auction. In addition to supporting the auction, he/she will assist with the overall annual giving program, cultivation and stewardship events, communications, and research. This is a great opportunity to learn more about fundraising and development operations, areas that are essential to the success of all nonprofit organizations. Qualifications: Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills required. Computer literate with working knowledge of MS Office, especially Excel. Interest and enthusiasm to learn about development. Attention to detail and discretion required. How To Apply: Please send cover letter and resume to Karen Kerns, Development Associate, at kkerns@discoverymuseums.org. Posted on: 10/10/2017

Educational Programs Intern

The Mary Baker Eddy Library Boston, MA
Responsibilities: The 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 vacation week programs, facilitating program research, supporting youth tour development for the Mapparium exhibit, supporting the Programs Team in developing and implementing fall programs, including Opening Our Doors and bi-monthly Storytimes, aiding in the development of interactives for the Book Nook, our youth and family space. The Intern will also receive training in presenting guided children’s tours of the Mapparium. The internship is also a mentorship, designed to be mutually beneficial for both the Intern and the Library staff. Incumbents 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 children, flexible, team player, 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, and are unpaid. Prospective interns have the responsibility to coordinate internship credit requirements with with their advisors. Hours are flexible, Monday through Friday. Please submit a PDF of resume and cover letter, including two professional/academic references, by September 29, 2017 to palladinom@mbelibrary.org.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Part time
Posted on: 09/18/2017

Volunteer

Horror Crew for Historic Home & Garden Haunted House

Horror Crew @ Historic Naumkeag Stockbridge, MA
Naumkeag’s 2nd Annual Haunted House will take place on 10/20, 10/21, 10/27, and 10/28 and we are seeking groups to serve as characters in the house during one of those nights! Costumes are provided and the training is simple-no acting experience is required. This is a fun way to have a presence in the community, support the care of special places in the Southern Berkshires, and have a great time! Volunteers are needed from 5pm-9:30pm and the public is welcome in the Haunted House from 7pm-9pm. The shift includes training, a costume for the evening, and a light dinner. Since this is one of our larger events we are looking for up to 25 volunteers per night and welcome family (ages 12+) and friends of your staff to volunteer as part of the group as well. tbeasley@thetrustees.org or 413.213.4248 for more info.
SALARY RANGE: 413.213.4248
Posted on: 09/25/2017

Haunted House Horror Crew Volunteer

The Trustees- Bryant Homestead Cummington, MA
Are you in for a good scare? Come for a spine-chilling weekend at the Homestead and see what ghoulish spirits lurk about this 200 year old house! Edgar Allen Poe meets Washington Irving in this creepy haunted house that takes you through the eerie servant's quarters, third floor and back staircases. All of American literature's scary stories come to life in this bone-chilling experience! You never know who...or what...you'll encounter! Due to the terrifyingly fun nature of this program, we recommend ages 13 and up. Wear walking shoes as the haunted house starts outside and moves through the house. We are looking for individuals ages 13+ (or groups of up to about 15 to sign up for one or more nights. The Trustees can provide costumes, but if you wish to create your own or embellish, that’s encouraged! No acting experience required, but a wiliness to be very active in your role is important. Snacks also provided. Parking assistants and greeters also needed. Opportunities to help with the creation of the haunted house and it's characters may exist. Responsiblities: -Entertain visitors by taking on a scary role (assigned with staff) and performing in assigned location (indoor and outdoor stations) -Staying in character throughout the event -Observing visitors for any safety issue (i.e. fainting or going in an unauthorized area) Time Commitment: Event: 6pm-10pm, so volunteer shift is likely to be 5pm-10pm. tbeasley@thetrustees.org or 413.213.4248
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Temporary
Posted on: 09/25/2017

Docent/Tour Guide

Paul S. Russell, MD Museum of Medical History and Innovation at Massachusetts General Hospital Boston, MA
We are recruiting new volunteers to help us meet the growing demand for our history tours, technology demonstrations, and school programs. Volunteers welcome visitors in the museum, lead tours of the historical highlights of Mass General’s campus and of the historic Ether Dome, and demonstrate our virtual dissection table. Docents typically have one standing two- or three-hour shift per week; must have some flexibility to cover other shifts. Most of the shifts are during M-F 9-5 business hours, with some Saturday shifts. Must be available a minimum of six months. The museum and Ether Dome are wheelchair accessible. You can expect to work with all ages, with tourists and hospital staff and patients, with locals and visitors with limited English. Some days are fast-paced and busy, while other days are quiet. People who are bilingual are especially encouraged to volunteer. No special background in history, medicine, or science is required – we will train you! To apply, send a note explaining your interest and availability to mghhistory@partners.org. Posted on: 08/30/2017

Board Member

No Board Member positions are currently available.

Other

President & CEO

New Bedford Whaling Museum New Bedford, ME
Koya Leadership Partners is leading the search for The New Bedford Whaling Museum to find the next President & CEO. The Museum has had nine consecutive years of positive financial results, revenues exceeding expenses, during which it built a new building and doubled its endowment. It continues to invest in exhibits and improvements. The next President & CEO will have the unique opportunity to build on this success. The President & CEO of the Museum will assume responsibility for articulating its mission, vision and value to all constituencies. Reporting directly to the Board of Trustees, the President & CEO will direct all operations and activities, and implement policies, programs, and procedures in a manner that is fiscally responsible and consistent with the organization's values and strategic goals. The President & CEO will: Be the leading voice and persona of the Museum; Work with staff and Board to increase annual, unrestricted, restricted and all categories of support as needed to sustain operations and facilitate new programs and growth, including endowment growth; Work in partnership with senior staff to develop and enhance exhibits, increase education and outreach, engage new constituents, and manage the collections. Contact Anne McCarthy & Erin Reedy of Koya Leadership Partners have been exclusively retained for this search. To express your interest in this role please e-mail Anne and Erin directly at koyachicago@koyapartners.com. The 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: 10/18/2017

Staff Accountant

Boston Children's Museum Boston, MA
Reporting to the Controller, this position is responsible for maintaining and monitoring the entire Museum’s cash disbursements and cash receipts other than payroll. The Staff Accountant must be experienced and professional in business in order to work with all levels of Museum management. Duties include maintaining a compliant record keeping system for all areas of accounts payable and cash receipts. Position requires working knowledge of accounting controls as they pertain to the maintenance of an accurate and secure accounting environment. QUALIFICATIONS: College degree, preferably in accounting; or equivalent work experience; Two to three years of accounting experience preferred; Experience in General Ledger Accounting software including data entry, journalizing and reconciliations. PC proficiency with MS Office software, especially Excel; An understanding of Accounts Payable processing rules /controls (such as proper authorization before payment), be accurate, and have good keypunching skills; High energy level, good interpersonal skills, and an excellent customer service attitude; Proven ability to work independently and prioritize work; Demonstrated analytical, planning, problem-solving and organizational skills. HOURS: Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm. To apply: submit resume & cover letter to Jobs@BostonChildrensMuseum.org
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
SALARY RANGE: $30,000
Posted on: 10/13/2017

Research Associate/Analyst

ConsultEcon, Inc. Cambridge, MA
ConsultEcon, Inc. is an economic planning and management consulting firm with a national and international practice concentrating on museums, cultural and recreational facilities, visitor attractions, tourism, community planning, and economic development. We seek an Associate/Analyst with relevant experience and / or an entry level Research Associate/Analyst. Both require an academic (bachelor’s or master’s) degree in economics, business, real estate, city planning, tourism, museum studies, or other relevant course of study to join our expanding team. Quantitative and qualitative research skills including web research, market research, interviewing, and basic financial and economic modeling are desired. Proficiency required in MSWord, Excel, and PowerPoint. We seek an analytical, self-motivated professional with excellent writing and communication skills. The successful candidate will work in a fast-paced professional environment. Foreign language, proposal writing, graphic design and Geographic Information Systems skills a plus. Competitive salary with full benefits and strong opportunity for career development. ConsultEcon has offices in the Alewife area of Cambridge, MA. Please email a letter of interest and resume to info@consultecon.com. No phone calls please.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 10/03/2017

General Manager

North East Motor Sports Museum Loudon, NH
General Manager North East Motor Sports Museum Loudon, NH The brand new North East Motor Sports Museum in Loudon, NH is looking for a General Manager. The successful applicant must live within a reasonable commute of the museum and have a strong motorsports background. Hours are flexible. Duties include supervising volunteers, fund raising, P&L responsibilities, caring for the building and grounds as well as the exhibits, arranging for new exhibits, creating events, working with the museum’s Board of Directors, especially the five-person Executive Committee, and maintaining the data base of members. Base salary plus bonus program. Contact Dick Berggren, NEMSmuseum@gmail.com, 978-471-9161.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 09/27/2017

Winter Caretaker

Bidwell House Museum Monterey, MA
The Bidwell House Museum, an 18th century house museum set in the southern Berkshire town of Monterey, MA is seeking a winter Caretaker. The Caretaker will live in an apartment attached to the house and will perform basic day-to-day maintenance at the house throughout the winter season. This work will include shoveling the walkways, emptying dehumidifiers, vacuuming and dusting the museum, and other such light maintenance work as needed. This position provides free housing as payment, though utilities will be the responsibility of the Caretaker. This is an ideal position for a graduate student working on a thesis or dissertation as this is a remote location with few distractions. The Caretaker will have access to the museum’s collection, under the supervision of the Executive Director, if they have a need or desire for researching the collection. This seasonal position will last through May and has the potential to extend into the museum’s open season, Memorial Day through Columbus Day, when the position would transition to a Head Docent position in addition to Caretaker. This would be a 20-30 hour/week position and would include payment for hours worked. Further discussion will be necessary with the Executive Director if this is a desired option. The Bidwell House Museum is a New England heritage site providing a personal encounter with history, early American home life, and the Berkshire landscape through its land, house and collection. If interested, please contact the Executive Director Heather Kowalski at bidwellhouse@gmail.com. No phone calls please.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Temporary
Posted on: 09/18/2017

Campus Engagement Coordinator

Dartmouth College Hanover, NH
The Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, seeks an innovative and creative campus engagement coordinator to cultivate a vibrant community around the Hood on Dartmouth's campus through personal outreach and the activation of digital and print platforms. As the museum prepares for its grand reopening after two years of closure for a major expansion and renovation of its facility, the campus engagement coordinator will work to promote engaged learning and creative activity at the museum, and allow the museum to be increasingly responsive to campus audiences. The campus engagement coordinator will be responsible for the strategic development and governance of content that supports and encourages campus engagement with objects, exhibitions, and programs, and the cultivation of existing and new student, faculty, and staff engagement. Qualified candidates will have demonstrated experience in writing for the web and visual communication and professional experience with community engagement and collaboration, preferably in a museum or other educational environment. A bachelor's degree in related field required with an advanced degree in related field a plus. To apply online please go to our job-site at searchjobs.dartmouth.edu and apply to position #1125768. Dartmouth College is an AA/EOE employer. Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/qnj7jxmcrv4r9m5q PI99397337
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
SALARY RANGE: DOE
Posted on: 09/13/2017

Editor, The Chronicle

Early American Industries Association
Contract position to edit The Chronicle. It is published 4 times a year and is a well-respected publication that has been published continuously since 1933. The mission of the Early American Industries Association is: The Early American Industries Association, Inc. preserves and presents historic trades, crafts, and tools, and interprets their impact on our lives. The position requires good people skills, background in the field, knowledge of history and the tools used in historic trades, and research ability. Must be a careful editor, a good writer and be knowledgeable of editing and design software. Contact: John Verrill, Executivedirector@eaiainfo.org
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Contract
Posted on: 08/29/2017