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JOB TITLE
INSTITUTION
POSTING DATE
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Minnesota Historical Society, MN
1/27/15
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Missouri History Museum, MO
1/27/15
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The Frazier History Museum, Louisville, KY
1/27/15
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Minnesota Historical Society, MN
1/22/15
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Chazen Museum of Art, WI
1/21/15

Denver Art Museum, CO
1/21/15

Denver Art Museum, CO
1/21/15

The Mariners' Museum, VA
1/21/15
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Minnesota Historical Society, MN
1/20/15
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Saint Louis Art Museum, MO
1/20/15

Bass Pro Shops-Top of the Rock Museum, MO
1/20/15
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Haggerty Museum of Art, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI
1/20/15
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Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum, IL
1/15/15
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Cranbrook Art Museum and the Cranbrook Center for Collections and Research, MI
1/14/15
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Minnesota Historical Society, MN
1/12/15
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Minnesota Historical Society, MN
1/12/15
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Minnesota Historical Society, MN
1/12/15
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Minnesota Historical Society, MN
1/12/15
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Krasl Art Center (KAC), MI
1/12/15
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Lake County Forest Preserves, IL
1/8/15
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Minnesota Historical Society, MN
1/6/15
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Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA), MI
1/6/15
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Historic Indian Agency House, Portage, Wisconsin, USA
12/30/14
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Canton Museum of Art, OH
12/29/14
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Jewish Museum Milwaukee, WI
12/9/14
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Mackinaw City and Historic Mackinac Island, MI
12/9/14
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Mackinac State Historic Parks, MI
12/9/14
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Mill Creek Discovery Park, MI
12/9/14
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The Eugene Field House, MO
12/4/14
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Minnesota Historical Society, MN
12/2/14
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Minnesota Historical Society, MN
12/2/14
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Indianapolis Museum of Art, IN
12/2/14
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Minnesota Historical Society, MN
11/3/14
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Elmhurst Historical Museum, IL
11/24/14

The Morton Arboretum, IL
11/5/14
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Krasl Art Center (KAC), MI
11/4/14
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Krasl Art Center (KAC), MI
11/4/14
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Minnesota Historical Society, MN
11/3/14
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Solid Light, Inc., KY
10/17/14
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Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, IL
10/9/14
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Lakeshore Museum Center, MI
10/6/14

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Image of a star #1183 INTERPRETOR I, CHARLES A. LINDBERGH HISTORIC SITE
Minnesota Historical Society, MN

OPEN TO: This job is open to all applicants.

LOCATION: Charles A. Lindbergh Historic Site

SALARY: $13.33 hourly minimum

STATUS & HOURS: Part-time, regular (520 annual hours) position. Weekly hours vary according to seasonal site needs.

CLASSIFICATION: 55L Service

HIRING MANAGER: Site Supervisor

POSTING DATE: January 27, 2015

DEADLINE DATE: Application materials must be received by February 17, 2015.

SUPPLEMENTAL FORMS: REQUIRED

DESCRIPTION: The Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS) seeks applicants for an Interpreter I to provide interpretive and educational programming to visitors at the Charles A. Lindbergh Historic Site.

RESPONSIBILITIES: 1) give interpretive tours and conduct school programs at the Charles A. Lindbergh home; 2) operate the museum store resale program; 3) greet museum visitors and clients in a courteous, efficient and attentive manner when they arrive at the site; 4) monitor museum building and grounds for cleanliness and safety of visitors, making sure problems are attended to promptly; 5) demonstrate and/or describe special interpretive activities to visitors; and 6) participate in and assist other staff during special events or programs.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Strong interpersonal and oral communication skills; ability to effectively deliver verbal presentations.
  • Ability to listen to public and be responsive to inquiries and comments.
  • Ability to master program information and present it according to interpretive or learning objectives.
  • Ability to master and apply a wide variety of interpretive techniques.
  • Flexibility to adjust to changes in schedule and assignments.
  • Ability to understand and carry out written and oral instructions.
  • Must be able to attend mandatory training sessions (in March and April) and work a varied schedule of 2 - 4 days/week, including weekdays, weekends and holidays from April through October.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Some college course-work in history, education or a related field.
  • Knowledge of Minnesota history and an ability to learn about Charles A. Lindbergh and site related history.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform basic historical research.
  • Demonstrated ability to operate electronic equipment such as cash registers and audio-visual equipment.
  • Experience as a teacher or group leader working with children.
  • Experience working with diverse audiences of varying cultural backgrounds, ages, and abilities.
  • Experience with acting, storytelling or musical performance abilities that can be used in interpretive programs.
  • Knowledge of Charles A. Lindbergh, his contributions to aviation, medicine, the environment and his family.

TO APPLY: Submit MNHS Application for Employment, (available at www.mnhs.org/jobs), cover letter, resume, and if applicable, any supplemental forms. Application materials must be complete and received by the application deadline date in order to be considered by one of the methods below:

Attn: [Fill in Job Title]
Minnesota Historical Society
345 Kellogg Boulevard West
St. Paul, MN 55102-1906

Attn: [Fill in Job Title]
Email: humanresources@mnhs.org

Attn: [Fill in Job Title]
Fax: 651-297-3343

Incomplete application materials will be returned. If submitting materials for more than one position, you must provide MNHS Application for Employment, cover letter, and resume for each position. Applicants who are offered employment will be subject to passing a background check as a condition of employment. EEO

Applications will be acknowledged
- No phone calls please -

(Posted 1/27/15)

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Image of a star DIRECTOR, COMMUNITY PROGRAMS
Missouri History Museum, MO

Department/Division: Community Education and Events

Duties and Responsibilities
The Missouri History Museum is seeking a Director, Community Programs. The Director of Community Programs is responsible for developing and implementing programs based on the Missouri History Museum's mission and facilitating dialogue regarding regional issues through programming. Will directly oversee year-long initiatives: Film Screenings, Genealogy, Thematic Series, and Twilight Tuesdays. Director will work with internal staff on projects and exhibitions as needed. Director supervises departmental managers, coordinators and audio technicians. Must be available to work nights and weekends.

Education/Skills/Experience
Master's degree preferred in History, Communications, Education, American Studies, Museum Studies, Public Relations or related fields. Experience working with community programs or museum education acceptable in place of Master's degree provided candidate holds a related Bachelor's degree. Ability to form productive partnerships with diverse community organizations. Superior writing and public speaking skills. Strong knowledge of St. Louis community.

Deadline to apply: March 1, 2015

Please submit letter of interest and resume to: hradmin@mohistory.org

Resumes may also be forwarded to Missouri History Museum PO Box 11940 St. Louis, MO 63112-0040

An Equal Opportunity Employer

(Posted 1/27/15)

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Image of a star PRESIDENT AND CEO
The Frazier History Museum, Louisville, KY

This is an exciting opportunity for a visionary and mission-driven professional. The Frazier seeks leadership to guide the institution toward the next level of growth, success and action. The succeeding President and CEO will join a cultural and educational institution that is prominently situated in a vibrant community in the heart of Louisville's cultural center, better known as "Museum Row," and is poised to become one of Louisville's most attractive tourist institutions. Exciting expansion projects are underway and will be more fully advanced in the next 30-60 days. These projects will advance the Frazier toward additional prominence and visibility.

The President and CEO will work closely with the Board to realize the founder's vision and define a strategic plan for the museum. The next leader will also provide financial acumen, Board engagement, external relations/community engagement and general oversight of operations and staff. The position oversees an existing management team of six direct reports and will evolve and grow the leadership structure to meet the future needs of the Museum.

Founded in 2004, the Frazier History Museum is a world-class museum that provides an unforgettable journey through more than 1,000 years of history with ever-changing and interactive exhibits, daily performances by costumed interpreters and engaging special events and programs. The museum is located on downtown Louisville's "Museum Row" in a beautiful 100,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility originally called the "Doerhoefer Building," a late 19th century, Chicago-style commercial structure.

Frazier History Museum seeks a highly-energetic and dynamic leader as it prepares to enter the next decade of its history. The next President and CEO will bring both genuine commitment to the history of the museum and the community, as well as the ability to create and drive the museum's vision for the future. The successful candidate will have effective relationship building and interpersonal skills, prior experience in Board leadership and development, best practices in institutional management and a strong financial acumen. An understanding of the complexities of working in cultural institutions is preferred. Specific requirements can be found in the full Opportunity Guide (job description)

To apply, candidates must complete the online application at http://alfordexecutivesearch.applicantstack.com/x/openings and thereon submit their cover letter and resume.

(Posted 1/27/15)

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Image of a star #1182 INTERPRETOR I
Minnesota Historical Society, MN

OPEN TO: This job is open to all applicants.

LOCATION: Oliver H. Kelley Farm

SALARY: $13.33 hourly minimum

STATUS & HOURS: Part-time, regular (624 annual hours) position. Weekly hours vary according to seasonal site needs.

CLASSIFICATION: 55L Service

HIRING MANAGER: Program Supervisor

POSTING DATE: January 22, 2015

DEADLINE DATE: Application materials must be received by February 12, 2015.

SUPPLEMENTAL FORMS: REQUIRED

DESCRIPTION: The Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS) seeks applicants for an Interpreter I to engage, educate and entertain visitors through interpretive programming, to provide customer service and to assist in the daily operations of the Oliver H. Kelley Farm.

RESPONSIBILITIES: 1) provide interpretive services using a variety of interpretive and teaching techniques; 2) assist in the daily operations of the historic site and its programs; 3) receive, welcome, and orient visitors to the historic site grounds and facility; 4) study site related historical materials to enhance the delivery of the site's interpretive program; 5) utilize the living history skill sets to effectively engage visitors and complete historic farming and domestic activities, and 6) assist with the maintenance and protection of the historic site buildings, grounds, collections and costumes.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Strong interpersonal and oral communication skills.
  • Experience in teaching, museum or natural history interpretation, or theater.
  • Ability to perform heavy manual tasks related to historical gardening, agriculture and horticulture in outdoor programming areas in all types of weather conditions.
  • Ability and flexibility to work a varied schedule of three - five consecutive days/week, including weekdays, weekends (Saturday/Sunday) and holidays. The bulk of the hours are scheduled between April 1 and November 15.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:
  • College course work in history, education, agriculture, communications or a related field.
  • Two years experience and knowledge of teaching, museum interpretation or public speaking.
  • Ability to accurately portray rural life of the mid-nineteenth century in Minnesota through use of historical clothing, interpretive presentation and performance of historical farm work.
  • Experience with retail sales, phone, and receptionist work.
  • Knowledge of the history of the Kelley Family, the Grange, and Minnesota rural life 1850-1876.
  • Knowledge of and experience with vegetable gardening.
  • Working knowledge of mid-nineteenth century domestic skills, including using a wood stove, sewing, food preservation, etc.
  • Knowledge of and experience with farm animals such as hogs, cattle and sheep.
  • Knowledge of and experience with natural history interpretation.
  • Experience working with a diverse audience of varying cultural backgrounds, ages and abilities.

TO APPLY: Submit MNHS Application for Employment, (available at www.mnhs.org/jobs), cover letter, resume, and if applicable, any supplemental forms. Application materials must be complete and received by the application deadline date in order to be considered by one of the methods below:

Attn: [Fill in Job Title]
Minnesota Historical Society
345 Kellogg Boulevard West
St. Paul, MN 55102-1906

Attn: [Fill in Job Title]
Email: humanresources@mnhs.org

Attn: [Fill in Job Title]
Fax: 651-297-3343

Incomplete application materials will be returned. If submitting materials for more than one position, you must provide MNHS Application for Employment, cover letter, and resume for each position. Applicants who are offered employment will be subject to passing a background check as a condition of employment. EEO

Applications will be acknowledged
- No phone calls please -

(Posted 1/22/15)

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Image of a star ASSISTANT DIRECTOR FOR ADMINISTRATION
Chazen Museum of Art, WI

The Chazen Museum of Art seeks an Asst. Dir. for Administration to oversee all aspects of general museum management, including financial. Bachelor's required, MBA preferred. Minimum of four years experience in administration in museum, arts or related field. Beautiful facility, great campus location and excellent state benefits. Please see PVL #81789 at www.ohr.wisc.edu for complete description details and application instructions. EOE

(Posted 1/21/15)

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POLLY AND MARK ADDISON CURATOR OF MODERN & CONTEMPORARY ART
Denver Art Museum, CO

DENVER ART MUSEUM, a major AAMD art museum, seeks energetic, entrepreneurial individual with curatorial and management experience to direct department, acquire art, create exhibitions, installations in architect Daniel Libeskind's dramatic 2006 Hamilton Building. Expertise in post-1980 international contemporary art, knowledge of 20th-century art required.

About DENVER: http://www.denver.org/.

For job details, how to nominate/apply: http://museum-search.com/open-searches/.

Deadline 2/19/2015

(Posted 1/21/15)

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CURATOR OF ASIAN ART
Denver Art Museum, CO

DENVER ART MUSEUM seeks energetic curator with experience, expertise to develop exhibitions, run department, oversee/reinstall DAM's distinguished Asian collection — one of top 20 in US. Opportunity for ambitious curator to work at major AAMD art museum where Daniel Libeskind's 2006 building joins Gio Ponti's 1971 building. Broad expertise essential; Chinese-art specialty preferred.

Job details, how to nominate, apply by 2/19/2015: http://museum-search.com/open-searches/.

(Posted 1/21/15)

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VICE PRESIDENT OF COLLECTIONS AND PROGRAMS
The Mariners' Museum, VA

About the Museum:
For over eighty years, the history of the ocean and its relationship with humankind has been told and displayed in one of the largest maritime museums in the world. Founded in 1930 by Archer Milton Huntington, The Mariners' Museum, designated by Congress as "America's National Maritime Museum", sits in an urban oasis — the 550 acre park is now home to the 167-acre Lake Maury and the Noland Trail — a five-mile shoreline trail with fourteen bridges. Within the Museum we have 90,000 square feet of exhibition galleries, including the prestigious International Small Craft Center, and the award-winning USS Monitor Center. This state-of-the-art exhibition and largest marine metals conservation lab in the world houses 210 tons of artifacts from the Civil War ironclad Monitor, which were recovered from NOAA's Monitor National Marine Sanctuary. The Museum's own object collection consists of 32,000 pieces, with a focus on paintings, prints, and drawings; scientific instruments; figureheads; ship models; marine engines; and other forms of maritime art and material culture.

The Mariners' Museum Library and Archives is housed in the Trible Library located on the campus of Christopher Newport University, and includes more than 78,000 books; 800,000 photographs, films, and negatives; and over 1 million pieces of archival material, and the entire Chris Craft archival collection, making it the largest maritime library in the Western Hemisphere.

About the Position:
The Vice President of Collections and Programs is a key member of the Museum's senior leadership team and is responsible to assist in fulfilling the Mission, Vision and Guiding Principles of The Mariners' Museum by increasing attendance, public awareness, and popular appeal of the Museum's collections through exhibitions, education and outreach programs, online and print publications, and other interpretive methods while supporting and enhancing revenue-generating capabilities and maintaining fiscal responsibility for the Museum Collections and Programs division. The Vice President, Collections and Programs must adhere to the highest museological and academic standards. Reporting to the President/CEO, the Vice President of Collections and Programs is responsible for the administrative and managerial oversight of a staff of twenty-four, including the Chief Curator, Director, Photographic Services, Licensing, & Publications, the Director of Collections Management, the Director of Exhibits, the Chief Conservator, and the Director of the USS Monitor Center. This is an exciting opportunity for an entrepreneurial candidate further The Mariners' Museum's reputation as the nation's maritime museum.

Duties:
  • Provides leadership and coordination to plan, organize, and direct the activities of professional and non-professional staff in the development and implementation of interpretive programs and exhibitions over a multi-year time horizon.
  • Works closely with Conservation staff to provide leadership and direction with conservation efforts.
  • In conjunction with the Leadership Team and the exhibitions committee, plans exhibitions and related programming on a multi-year schedule.
  • In collaboration with the department heads, ensures that all educational and outreach programs of the Museum reflect the goals of enhancing public access to, and understanding of, the Museum's collections and resources by skillful interpretation.
  • Facilitates the creation of programs and ideas that enhance the visitors' experience.
  • With the department heads, develops and articulates ideas for programs that will engender support for the Museum and help facilitate funding from outside sources.
  • Works with the Chief Curator and Director of Collections Management to develop and implement a Collecting Plan to enhance the relevance, quality and reputation of the collections and keeping in line with the Museum mission.
  • Support the growth of image licensing and revenue generation.
  • Participates in the development of annual business plans and budgets, and ensures their successful implementation; monitors the use of all operating, restricted, and capital funds for the department.
  • As directed by the President, works collaboratively with other senior managers, as well as community leaders and museum professionals to increase awareness by constituents and donors to The Mariners' Museum. Required to initiate and to maintain external contact with civic organizations and other museum/cultural institution professional staff.
  • As directed by the President, represents the Museum at public, private and professional meetings that raise public awareness as well as the professional stature of the Museum and advance fund raising opportunities.
  • Working with the Vice President of Marketing and Development, fosters relationships with donors and prospective donors to secure gifts to the Museum.
  • Staff liaison to the Board of Trustee's Collection, Library and Programs Committee.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
  • Strong visionary, entrepreneurial, conceptual, strategic, creative, and leadership abilities required.
  • Awareness of target markets to increase attendance.
  • Broad and current knowledge of museum best practices, standards and ethics and proven leadership in the museum field.
  • Ability to network effectively for the organization, and interact beneficially with Board of Trustees, staff, volunteers, donors, community and other museums and cultural institutions.
  • Excellent managerial, planning and administrative skills; strong interpersonal relationships, written/oral communication skills, as well as familiarity with marketing, fundraising and grant writing; high level of presentation, negotiation, problem solving, strategic planning, and conflict resolution skills.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office, PowerPoint, and management database software.

Experience:
Minimum of ten years in progressively responsible management positions in a museum or related educational /research organization; at least five years at a senior management level.

Education, Licensure, Certifications:
Master's degree or equivalent in History, Museum Studies, Education, Business Management or related field required; PhD and/or advanced certification in Museum management preferred.

Conditions of Employment:
None.

(Posted 1/21/15)

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Image of a star #1181 VISITOR SERVICES ASSISTANT I
Minnesota Historical Society, MN

OPEN TO: This job is open to all applicants.

LOCATION: Historic Fort Snelling & Sibley House

SALARY: $13.33 hourly minimum

STATUS & HOURS: Part-time, regular (416 annual hours) position. Weekly hours vary according to seasonal site needs.

CLASSIFICATION: 55L Service

HIRING MANAGER: Visitor Services Supervisor

POSTING DATE: January 16, 2015

DEADLINE DATE: Application materials must be received by January 30, 2015.

SUPPLEMENTAL FORMS: REQUIRED

DESCRIPTION: The Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS) seeks applicants for a Visitor Services Assistant I to sell admission tickets at the Historic Fort Snelling Visitor Center, serve visitors in the sales area, sell memberships to the Minnesota Historical Society, and provide customer service to a wide array of visitors.

RESPONSIBILITIES: 1) perform gift shop sales, admissions and clerical services; 2) greet and converse with all visitors at assigned workstation; 3) provide maintenance and security in the work areas as required; and 4) study site related historical materials to be aware of the history of the site and to be knowledgeable about the interpretation program.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Specialty store sales and cashiering experience.
  • Basic accounting and math skills.
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal and customer service skills.
  • Must be able to attend mandatory training days in April and must be able and willing to work rotating schedules of varying hours (0 - 20 per week) from April to October including weekends and holidays.
  • Positive public appearance and attitude.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Experience operating an electronic cash register.
  • Ability to operate video player/movie projector.
  • Experience in stocking and displaying merchandise.
  • Ability to work a flexible work schedule.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office.
  • Knowledge of retail display and marketing techniques.
  • Knowledge of Minnesota history, military and/or Historic Fort Snelling.

TO APPLY: Submit MNHS Application for Employment, (available at www.mnhs.org/jobs), cover letter, resume, and if applicable, any supplemental forms. Application materials must be complete and received by the application deadline date in order to be considered by one of the methods below:

Attn: [Fill in Job Title]
Minnesota Historical Society
345 Kellogg Boulevard West
St. Paul, MN 55102-1906

Attn: [Fill in Job Title]
Email: humanresources@mnhs.org

Attn: [Fill in Job Title]
Fax: 651-297-3343

Incomplete application materials will be returned. If submitting materials for more than one position, you must provide MNHS Application for Employment, cover letter, and resume for each position. Applicants who are offered employment will be subject to passing a background check as a condition of employment. EEO

Applications will be acknowledged
- No phone calls please -

(Posted 1/20/15)

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Image of a star ROMARE BEARDEN MINORITY MUSEUM FELLOWSHIP
Saint Louis Art Museum, MO

The Saint Louis Art Museum is pleased to announce a 12-month museum fellowship that provides beginning professionals an opportunity to work throughout the Museum. The Romare Bearden Minority Fellowship, nearing its 25th anniversary, is designed to build a pool of outstanding minority professionals for work in the visual arts. The Bearden Fellow is fully integrated into the Museum with the opportunity to work with various departments, including learning and engagement, publications, curatorial, registrar and development. Specific assignments will be tailored to the Fellow's skill and the Museum's needs, but duties will include curatorial research, program development, teaching, and the writing of interpretive materials.

QUALIFICATIONS: To be eligible for the fellowship, the applicant must have completed at least one year of graduate school by June 2015 in art history, art education, museum studies, area studies or related fields. Applicant must have good written and verbal communication skills, be able to work independently and manage multiple assignments.

The Romare Bearden Fellow will receive a salary of $32,500, full time benefits package and an educational travel allowance.

Prospective Fellows must complete the on-line application, upload a cover letter explaining your interest in the fellowship, a resume, a writing sample in a humanities area, three letters of recommendation (academic and professional), and undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial copies are acceptable). Only complete applications will be reviewed.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 20, 2015

EMPLOYMENT DATE: July 20, 2015

SEND MATERIALS TO: Saint Louis Art Museum
Attn: Human Resources
One Fine Arts Drive, Forest Park
St. Louis, MO 63110-1380

FOR SPECIFIC QUESTIONS: Contact Renee Franklin at renee.franklin@slam.org; (314) 655-5437

SAINT LOUIS ART MUSEUM IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

(Posted 1/20/15)

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MUSEUM CURATOR
Bass Pro Shops-Top of the Rock Museum, MO

This position's most important responsibility is to create an engaging and exciting experience in the museum. The Curator is in charge of a managing the artifacts and exhibits and building up collections; often in specialty areas. The Curator will develop ways in which objects, archives and artworks can be interpreted, through exhibitions, publications, events and audio-visual presentations. This position will oversee purchasing exhibits, organizing exhibitions, arranging restoration of artifacts, organizing loans, identification and recording of items and dealing with enquiries. All these tasks require curators to work with other colleagues in conservation, education, design and marketing departments. In addition, he/she may conduct research and may lecture on findings or ongoing activities.

To View Full Job Description And Apply Click On The Following Link:
http://bigcedar.acquiretm.com/job_details_clean.aspx?ID=1080&source=Big+Cedar+Lodge+Webiste

(Posted 1/20/15)

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Haggerty Museum of Art, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI

Opportunity to direct healthy, innovative, interdisciplinary university art museum — model for faculty/student engagement. Renaissance-to-contemporary collection. $1M operating budget. Haggerty's 30th anniversary includes $2.5-million capital-renovation campaign. Visit: http://www.marquette.edu/haggerty/about.shtml.

Qualifications: 5 years' management experience (8-10 years preferred) at art museum(s); curatorial experience; M.A.; record of cross-disciplinary exhibitions/programs; fundraising/collection-development experience.

Details and to apply by 2/16/2015: http://museum-search.com/open-searches/.

Nominations welcome.

(Posted 1/20/15)

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Image of a star OPERATIONS MANAGER
Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum, IL

POSITION: Full-Time

REQUIREMENTS:
  • Four-year college degree preferred. Extensive experience may substitute for all or part of the educational preference.
  • A minimum of three years working in a customer-service environment. Management experience preferred. Experience in hospitality, attractions, or cultural organizations preferred.
  • Knowledge of facility operations, including scheduling, programming and basic supervisory practices.
  • Ability to train, supervise and evaluate employees and volunteers. Ability to lead and collaborate with a diverse team. Ability to foster a positive work environment for this team.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • Excellent customer service skills, including the ability to identify and resolve problems. Ability to work with both adults and children.
  • Familiarity with computers as needed for office work; proficient in Microsoft Office.
  • Interest in children and families and in museums. Ongoing commitment to learning and innovating.

DUTIES:
  • With the Museum Director, develop operations procedures and customer service strategies for the PlayHouse, including opening and closing procedures, ticket-selling and retail store procedures, scheduling policies and procedures, and attendance-tracking.
  • Test and refine systems as needed.
  • Hiring, training, scheduling and supervision of admissions, retail, and floor staff and volunteers.
  • Day-to-day management of the daily operations of the PlayHouse, ensuring professional operation and appearance of the site during all public hours and events.
  • Maintain exceptional standards of customer service. Handle visitor concerns, comments, and complaints as needed, and communicate visitor concerns and comments to Museum Director.
  • Prepare schedules and conduct briefings with floor staff to keep them informed.
  • Follow all safety procedures that pertain to the duties performed.
  • Constantly evaluate, reflect on, and improve on operations procedures.
  • Manage special events and birthday parties.
  • Coordinate with custodial and maintenance services and personnel to ensure that museum is clean and safe and any issues are addressed promptly.
  • Coordinate with Education Manager and other staff to ensure a seamless visitor experience.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned.

OTHER:
  • Under the supervision of the Director of Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum.
  • Salary range: $35,000 - $42,000 per year.

How to Apply: Applications are available at the Park District Administration Office or can be downloaded/printed from www.peoriaparks.org under "Join Our Team". Applicants may submit a resume', but to be fully considered for this position an application must be completed. Applications will be reviewed until position is filled.

To ensure full consideration, applications/resume should be forwarded in a timely manner to: PEORIA PARK DISTRICT - Human Resources Manager, 1125 West Lake Ave, Peoria, IL 61614 or fax to: (309) 686-3352.

PEORIA PARK DISTRICT
Human Resources Manager
1125 West Lake Ave
Peoria, Illinois 61614

The Peoria Park District hires without regard to race, religion, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, unfavorable discharge from military service, or disability to perform the tasks of the job. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply. AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.

(Posted 1/15/15)

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Image of a star REGISTRAR AND ASSISTANT REGISTRAR
Cranbrook Art Museum and the Cranbrook Center for Collections and Research, Bloomfield Hills, MI

TWO FULL-TIME POSITIONS AVAILABLE

Cranbrook Art Museum and the Cranbrook Center for Collections and Research are accepting applications for joint Registrar and Assistant Registrar positions. These are unique opportunities for experienced registrars to work with the collections and exhibitions of a leading AAM-accredited contemporary art museum and the historic collections and architecture that comprise Cranbrook's world-renowned campus. While the Registrar and Assistant Registrar will work collaboratively, the Registrar will focus on the Art Museum's collections while the Assistant Registrar, who also will report to the Registrar, will focus on the campus collections.

CRANBROOK ART MUSEUM
Cranbrook Art Museum is an integral part of Cranbrook Academy of Art, a community of Artists-in-Residence and graduate-level students of art, design, and architecture. In 2011, the Museum completed a $22M construction project, which realized not only the restoration of its landmark Eliel Saarinen-designed building and the installation of a state-of-the-art climate-control system, but also the addition of a new 30,000 square-foot Collections Wing. The Museum's collections and temporary exhibition program are the focus of the Registrar's work at the Museum. The collections are comprised of 6,000 objects from the Arts and Crafts Movement to the present, including the restored Art Deco house-museum Saarinen House; temporary exhibitions focus on the leading-edge of contemporary art, architecture, craft, and design.

CRANBROOK CENTER FOR COLLECTIONS AND RESEARCH
The Cranbrook Center for Collections and Research, which includes Cranbrook Archives, centralizes Cranbrook's 110-year story and offers intellectual engagement with its collections and legacy. While the majority of these collections are part of the Institute of Science, Art Museum, or Archives, Cranbrook still has a wealth of objects that fall outside these three established collections. These "Cultural Properties" include the Saarinen-designed furniture in the Cranbrook Schools, the vast decorative arts and fine art collections in Cranbrook House (the founders' 1908-manor home designed by Albert Kahn), outdoor sculpture and stonework, and the artist-designed gates that populate Cranbrook's campus. Publically launched in 2012, the Center's broadly defined mission includes the management, curatorial leadership, and interpretation of these Cultural Properties as well as Cranbrook's historic architecture (most notably Cranbrook House and Saarinen House). The Center's offices are housed within the Art Museum, where it is able to take full advantage of the Collections Wing. The management of Cranbrook's Cultural Properties is the focus of the Assistant Registrar's work.

RESPONSIBILITIES
The Registrar reports directly to the Director of Cranbrook Art Museum and the Cranbrook Center for Collections and Research and works collaboratively with the Assistant Registrar and the staffs of the Art Museum and the Center. While the Registrar must have experience with the responsibilities of both collections, the Registrar is supported by the work of the Assistant Registrar. In addition to all responsibilities related to the management of the Museum's collections and loans (including those associated with its temporary exhibitions, accessions and deaccessions, outdoor sculpture collection, and Saarinen House) and Cranbrook's Cultural Properties—ensuring that objects are handled and installed in accordance with the field's highest standards of care and preservation—some key responsibilities include working with Campus Public Safety to oversee the Museum's security systems and taking an active role in the security of Cultural Properties campus-wide; working with Cranbrook Facilities to oversee the Museum's climate control system; managing the collections management database system used for Museum and Cultural Properties collections (TMS by Gallery Systems), including the development and implementation of a public web-based interface; organizing and controlling all art storage vaults in the Collections Wing and storage areas for Cultural Properties across the campus; coordinating work with contracted conservators; developing policies and responding to inquiries concerning Rights and Reproductions; and coordinating Cranbrook's fine arts insurance coverage. In addition to the Assistant Registrar, the Registrar supervises Academy work-study students and, as funding permits, the Museum's temporary Registrar Assistants.

REQUIRMENTS FOR THE REGISTRAR
The ideal candidate for the Registrar position will have a Master's degree in Museum Studies, Art History, or a related field; five years of professional experience in a registrar's office (preferably within an art museum) that includes experience in records management, art transport arrangements, accessioning and deaccessioning, loan management, exhibition management, database management (TMS preferred), strong computer skills, and administrative and supervisory experience; and a thorough understanding of accepted museum registration practices, art handling techniques, US customs and copyright laws, and risk management practices and standards. The position demands attention to detail and requires excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate with individuals both inside and outside the department, including senior Cranbrook employees, Trustees, and Governors. A valid driver's license with a satisfactory driving record and access to a personal vehicle for use on campus is required.

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE ASSISTANT REGISTRAR
The ideal candidate for the Assistant Registrar position will have at least a Bachelor's degree in Museum Studies, Art History or History, Historic Preservation, or a related field (with a Master's degree preferred), two years of collections management experience that includes database record entry (TMS preferred), strong computer skills, and experience with museum registration practices and object handling techniques. The position demands attention to detail and requires excellent interpersonal skills. A valid driver's license with a satisfactory driving record and access to a personal vehicle for use on campus is required.

CRANBROOK EDUCATIONAL COMMUNITY
The Museum and Center are a part of Cranbrook Educational Community, which also includes its Schools, the Academy of Art, an Institute of Science, and Cranbrook House & Gardens. Located in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, twenty miles north of downtown Detroit, Cranbrook's 319-acre campus is a National Historic Landmark that welcomes tens of thousands of public visitors each year to the Institute of Science, Art Museum, and historic houses. Cranbrook also is home to more than 1,600 students in grades pre-K through 12 attending Cranbrook Schools and more than 150 graduate Academy students.

APPLICATION PROCESS
For consideration for either position, please submit a cover letter (noting the position to which you are applying), résumé, work samples, list of references, and a completed Cranbrook Employee Application (which can be downloaded from the Employment page of our website at www.cranbrook.edu) to: Cranbrook, Human Resources, P. O. Box 801, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan 48303-0801, or email humanresources@cranbrook.edu. Cranbrook offers a competitive salary and benefit package that includes medical, dental, life, and retirement. While Cranbrook will continue to accept applications until the positions are filled, serious candidates are encouraged to submit their applications by the beginning of February 2015. Cranbrook is an equal opportunity employer and strives to provide a work environment that welcomes diversity.

(Posted 1/14/15)

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Image of a star #1180 DIGITAL MARKETING & SOCIAL MEDIA SPECIALIST
Minnesota Historical Society, MN

OPEN TO: This job is open to all applicants.

LOCATION: History Center

SALARY: $3,660.00 monthly minimum

STATUS & HOURS: Full-time, project (2,088 annual hours) position working through June 30, 2015. Renewal dependent upon funding and program need.

CLASSIFICATION: 11L Professional

HIRING MANAGER: Sponsorship & Partnership Marketing Manager

POSTING DATE: January 9, 2015

DEADLINE DATE: Application materials must be received by January 30, 2015.

SUPPLEMENTAL FORMS: Not required for this position.

DESCRIPTION: The Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS) seeks applicants for a Digital Marketing & Social Media Specialist to drive attendance to and awareness of MNHS sites, museums, programs and services by developing and implementing digital marketing, social media and online communications strategies for targeted audiences within the MNHS brand.

RESPONSIBILITIES: 1) develop, implement, coordinate and measure digital communication strategies to promote the depth and breadth of MNHS and its programs and to drive attendance; 2) serve as Marketing & Communication department's liaison with Enterprise Development, web team and Customer Experience team; 3) develop and manage marketing content on mnhs.org; 4) develop and implement ongoing social media strategies, serving as MNHS leader and advisor for staff, conveying MNHS brand and voice; and 5) lead mass and targeted email communications strategies for MNHS to increase awareness and drive attendance, ensuring brand consistency and messaging.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Bachelor's degree in marketing, public relations or related field plus five years experience developing and implementing digital marketing strategies or equivalent OR an advanced degree plus three years program experience in an agency, corporate or nonprofit setting or equivalent.
  • Knowledge and proven track record in developing and managing effective promotion and communication strategies for diverse audiences through e-mail, online advertising, blogs, podcasts and social media channels including FB, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr, etc.
  • Experience coding HTML and CSS to the degree required to modify templates for communications tools like enewsletters.
  • Proficiency in Adobe Photoshop or comparable photo manipulation program.
  • Knowledge of online tools used to increase and measure brand awareness, such as SEO, SEM, Google Analytics.
  • Knowledge and experience in working with public relations and advertising professionals.
  • Strong oral and written communications skills. Strong marketing writing and editing skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously while meeting deadlines, communicate effectively, develop and implement creative solutions, analyze results and serve as a collaborative team member and self-starter.
  • Demonstrated ability to work successfully with diverse groups of people.
  • Demonstrated ability to work on a team and lead others toward a common goal.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Functional knowledge of the types of tools Web developers use to produce accessible, rich, multimedia, interactive applications.
  • Technical experience with content management systems and frameworks including Salesforce, Drupal and similar technologies.
  • Experience with quantitative and qualitative analysis of marketing and communications campaigns.
  • Functional knowledge of mobile delivery platforms for marketing.

TO APPLY: Submit MNHS Application for Employment, (available at www.mnhs.org/jobs), cover letter, resume, and if applicable, any supplemental forms. Application materials must be complete and received by the application deadline date in order to be considered by one of the methods below:

Attn: [Fill in Job Title]
Minnesota Historical Society
345 Kellogg Boulevard West
St. Paul, MN 55102-1906

Attn: [Fill in Job Title]
Email: humanresources@mnhs.org

Attn: [Fill in Job Title]
Fax: 651-297-3343

Incomplete application materials will be returned. If submitting materials for more than one position, you must provide MNHS Application for Employment, cover letter, and resume for each position. Applicants who are offered employment will be subject to passing a background check as a condition of employment. EEO

Applications will be acknowledged
- No phone calls please -

(Posted 1/12/15)

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Image of a star #1176 PROJECT SPECIALIST
Minnesota Historical Society, MN

OPEN TO: This job is open to all applicants.

LOCATION: History Center

SALARY: $3,660.00 monthly minimum

STATUS & HOURS: Full-time, regular (2,088 annual hours) position

CLASSIFICATION: 11L Professional

HIRING MANAGER: Production Manager

POSTING DATE: January 9, 2015

DEADLINE DATE: Applications must be received by February 13, 2015.

SUPPLEMENTAL FORMS: Not required for this position.

DESCRIPTION: The Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS) seeks applicants for a Project Specialist to coordinate exhibition development, design and production necessary to ensure the successful, on time, within budget completion of Exhibit department projects. The Project Specialist also proactively facilitates open communication and collaboration within exhibit teams, between exhibit teams and MNHS staff and stakeholders beyond the team structure and with outside vendors/contractors.

RESPONSIBILITIES: 1) plan and manage exhibit development and implementation support to optimize productivity and operating costs; 2) provide project management for assigned projects; and 3) provide financial management for assigned projects.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Bachelor's degree in business administration, operations management or project management in an education and/or artistic environment plus five years progressive production planning/scheduling experience or equivalent OR an advanced degree plus three years program experience or equivalent.
  • Strong attention to accuracy and detail skills.
  • Skills and knowledge of computer database, spreadsheets, and word processing software.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, includes both written and verbal.
  • Strong skills in leading, planning, coordinating, and monitoring the work of project teams.
  • Willingness to delegate and allow others to contribute and make decisions.
  • Ability to adjust to or compensate for unanticipated or unscheduled circumstances.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Ability to compile and synthesize verbal, written and visual information into production strategies and work plans.
  • Ability to write clear and accurate specifications.
  • Strong research skills in sourcing and selecting materials, supplies and contractors.
  • Proven experience creating bid documents and managing bid process.
  • Ability to evaluate vendors proposals and workmanship.
  • Proven experience coordinating production with contractors.
  • Knowledge of and use of MUNIS financial database.
  • Knowledge of MNHS policies and procedures.

TO APPLY: Submit MNHS Application for Employment, (available at www.mnhs.org/jobs), cover letter, resume, and if applicable, any supplemental forms. Application materials must be complete and received by the application deadline date in order to be considered by one of the methods below:

Attn: [Fill in Job Title]
Minnesota Historical Society
345 Kellogg Boulevard West
St. Paul, MN 55102-1906

Attn: [Fill in Job Title]
Email: humanresources@mnhs.org

Attn: [Fill in Job Title]
Fax: 651-297-3343

Incomplete application materials will be returned. If submitting materials for more than one position, you must provide MNHS Application for Employment, cover letter, and resume for each position. Applicants who are offered employment will be subject to passing a background check as a condition of employment. EEO

Applications will be acknowledged
- No phone calls please -

(Posted 1/12/15)

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Image of a star #1175 INTERPRETER I
Minnesota Historical Society, MN

OPEN TO: This job is open to all applicants.

LOCATION: Historic Fort Snelling & Sibley House

SALARY: $13.33 hourly minimum

STATUS & HOURS: Part-time, regular (520 annual hours) position. Weekly hours vary by seasonal site.

CLASSIFICATION: 55L Service

HIRING MANAGER: Program Manager I

POSTING DATE: January 9, 2015

DEADLINE DATE: Application materials must be received by January 23, 2015.

SUPPLEMENTAL FORMS: REQUIRED

DESCRIPTION: The Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS) seeks applicants for an Interpreter I to provide educational and recreational services to visitors, and to assist in the operation of the Historic Fort Snelling & Sibley House.

RESPONSIBILITIES: 1) communicate historical information using multiple interpretive techniques; 2) receive, welcome and orient visitors to the historic site or assigned workstation; 3) conduct history workshops, tours, and programs for school groups; 4) study site-related historical materials to enhance the delivery of site's interpretive program; 5) assist in the maintenance and protection of the historic site grounds, facility and collections; 6) perform sales and admission services accurately and according to procedures; and 7) comply with Historic Sites & Museums nd MNHS personnel policies and procedures as applicable.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Strong oral communications and interpretive skills and ability to listen to the public and be responsive to inquires and comments.
  • Ability and motivation to study historical reference materials, complete training programs and examination, and apply learned techniques to job related tasks.
  • Public relations skill in working with a diverse public, including children, teachers, senior citizens, and professional staff.
  • Capability and willingness to authentically portray assigned 1820s period character roles through the use of costume, grooming, mannerism and living history presentations.
  • Physical strength, stamina and coordination to perform maintenance tasks and military drill. Must be able to lift 50 lbs, walk up to 5 miles a day and stand for long periods.
  • Must be able to attend mandatory training days in April and May plus be able and willing to work rotating schedules or varying hours (0 - 35 per week) from April through October.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:
  • College coursework in U.S. history, education, or a related field.
  • Working knowledge of the history of Fort Snelling, Sibley site, and military or civilian life plus demonstrated ability in successfully applying correct interpretive methods in working with the public.
  • Ability to use a variety of historic tools and equipment including: black powder firearms, fireplace cooking equipment, carpentry tools, shovels, axes, picks, sewing tools, and blacksmithing tools.
  • Base working knowledge of proper sales, electronic cash register and accounting procedures.

TO APPLY: Submit MNHS Application for Employment, (available at www.mnhs.org/jobs), cover letter, resume, and if applicable, any supplemental forms. Application materials must be complete and received by the application deadline date in order to be considered by one of the methods below:

Attn: [Fill in Job Title]
Minnesota Historical Society
345 Kellogg Boulevard West
St. Paul, MN 55102-1906

Attn: [Fill in Job Title]
Email: humanresources@mnhs.org

Attn: [Fill in Job Title]
Fax: 651-297-3343

Incomplete application materials will be returned. If submitting materials for more than one position, you must provide MNHS Application for Employment, cover letter, and resume for each position. Applicants who are offered employment will be subject to passing a background check as a condition of employment. EEO

Applications will be acknowledged
- No phone calls please -

(Posted 1/12/15)

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Image of a star #1172 MAINTENANCE ASSISTANT
Minnesota Historical Society, MN

OPEN TO: This job is open to all applicants.

LOCATION: North West Company Fur Post

SALARY: $13.33 hourly minimum

STATUS & HOURS: Part-time, (520 annual hours) position. Weekly hours vary according to seasonal site needs.

CLASSIFICATION: 55L Service

HIRING MANAGER: Site Manager I, North West Company Fur Post

POSTING DATE: January 9, 2015

DEADLINE DATE: Application materials must be received by January 23, 2015.

SUPPLEMENTAL FORMS: Not required for this position.

DESCRIPTION: The Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS) seeks applicants for a Maintenance Assistant to provide general maintenance, janitorial, grounds keeping and security support for the structures and programs at the North West Company Fur Post historic site.

RESPONSIBILITIES: 1) perform general janitorial, grounds keeping and maintenance tasks; 2) maintain and keep equipment at the site in safe and good working order; 3) assist with the preparation and clean-up of events and programs; and 4) perform security functions.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Knowledge of cleaning methods and materials.
  • Working knowledge of methods and practices of lawn care and snow removal equipment.
  • Demonstrated ability to operate and maintain a wide variety of hand and power tools.
  • Demonstrated ability to operate security system in order to open and close the site.
  • Physical strength, stamina and coordination to perform job tasks — including climbing ladders and stairs, lifting 50 lbs.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain written records.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Valid driver's license.
  • Must be able to work a varied schedule of weekly hours depending on seasonal needs of the site.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Experience working at a historic site, museum or comparable setting.
  • Knowledge of proper museum methods for caring of historic objects.

TO APPLY: Submit MNHS Application for Employment, (available at www.mnhs.org/jobs), cover letter, resume, and if applicable, any supplemental forms. Application materials must be complete and received by the application deadline date in order to be considered by one of the methods below:

Attn: [Fill in Job Title]
Minnesota Historical Society
345 Kellogg Boulevard West
St. Paul, MN 55102-1906

Attn: [Fill in Job Title]
Email: humanresources@mnhs.org

Attn: [Fill in Job Title]
Fax: 651-297-3343

Incomplete application materials will be returned. If submitting materials for more than one position, you must provide MNHS Application for Employment, cover letter, and resume for each position. Applicants who are offered employment will be subject to passing a background check as a condition of employment. EEO

Applications will be acknowledged
- No phone calls please -

(Posted 1/12/15)

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Image of a star EVENTS MANAGER
Krasl Art Center (KAC), MI

Organization Overview
The Krasl Art Center (KAC) offers exciting opportunities for achievement, growth and success in an established visual art center in a culturally vibrant community. Located in St. Joseph, Michigan overlooking Lake Michigan, KAC is 90 miles northeast of Chicago, IL and 80 miles south of Grand Rapids, MI. The KAC staff and teaching faculty are comprised of fun, creative and enthusiastic professionals.

The KAC has three public galleries, five studios, a library/lecture room, a black and white wet darkroom, a gift shop, a permanent collection of 40 works of sculpture and is accredited by the American Alliance of museums. The KAC offers thoughtful exhibitions, engaging classes and camps, community events such as the nationally ranked Krasl Art Fair on the Bluff and the Artisan Market, outreach opportunities, and cultural exploration.

The KAC strives to provide excellent experiences for all visitors while fulfilling our mission, Bringing People and Art Together. The KAC's varied audience base includes rural populations, second home owners, local families and retirees, community organizations and schools, along with weekend and summer tourists. KAC staff provides excellence, collaboration, innovation, respect and professionalism within all facets of organizational advancement.

Department Overview:
The Marketing & Events department guides the experience of all KAC patrons through the development and execution of branded and engaging marketing programs and events, including but not limited to the Krasl Art Fair on the Bluff, the Artisan Market, and other programs, events, sculpture collections, exhibitions and educational programs that support the KAC's mission of Bringing People and Art Together.

Position Summary:
The Events Manager is a growth-oriented role that works on the planning and execution of marketing & events at the Krasl Art Center including the Artisan Market, the George Krasl Memorial Concert, cultural trips, Studio Open House, Swinging for Sculpture golf benefit, and exhibition opening receptions.

This position supports the Director of Marketing and Events/Art Fair Director to administer the operations of the nationally ranked Krasl Art Fair on the Bluff.

The ideal candidate has keen attention to detail, is passionate about events and the arts and thrives in a fast-paced environment requiring flexibility and agility.

Primary Responsibilities
  • Work with key staff and committee to plan and execute the Krasl Art Fair on the Bluff and other events from start to finish.
  • Partner in the leadership of the volunteer core committee, co-lead and inspire volunteer event chairs and work alongside staff/volunteer event captains.
  • Create timelines, identify resources and responsibilities, and identify deliverables to execute successful events.
  • Plan and manage operational and financial aspects of all events, managing event budgets and ensure receipts and payables are up to date.
  • Work with staff, volunteers and external vendors to ensure proper event setup and takedown.
  • Negotiate contracts, order supplies and equipment, and work effectively with vendors.
  • Provide on-site support during events which require working non-traditional hours (e.g., nights and weekends)
  • Ensure communications are in accordance with Krasl Art Center standards and branding.
  • Administer programs within the nationally ranked Krasl Art Fair on the Bluff, including but not limited to the Krasl Bucks and Friday Night Kick off Party.
  • Stay abreast of best practices in festival/event management and apprise leadership accordingly.
  • Work to ensure the Krasl Art Fair on the Bluff receives high rankings in recognized surveys and publications.

Required Skills
  • Bachelors Degree in Event Management plus a minimum of 3 years of demonstrated success in planning and executing large scale events with multiple vendors, concessionaires, entertainment and volunteer committees.
  • Demonstrated experience designing and executing financially successful, unique and fun events.
  • Advanced experience with MS Office software.
  • Quickly able to learn and use new technology.
  • Impeccable attention to detail, strong organizational skills and time management skills.
  • Exceptional proofreading and communication skills.
  • Willingness to go above and beyond to deliver outstanding customer service.
  • Ability to be flexible and positive in a fast-paced environment with shifting priorities.
  • Able to build positive relationships with and collaborate with committee members and volunteers.
  • Experience with project planning software.

Preferred Skills
  • Personable, outgoing and demonstrated passion for events with a high degree of initiative.
  • Basic graphic design experience.
  • Certified Festival and Events Executive appreciated.

Reports to: Director of Marketing & Events

Status: This full time position requires evening and weekend work hours

Benefits:
Paid time off
Eligible for pre-tax medical & dental insurance
Business casual dress code in a creative & fun environment
Flexible work schedule as approved by supervisor

Physical Demands
  • Regularly sit for long periods of time; walk, bend over, stoop, and kneel
  • Regularly stand and walk for long periods of time sometimes in extreme outdoor elements
  • Regularly use hands and fingers to handle objects, operate equipment such as a 10-key pad, calculator, PC keyboard and mouse.
  • Regularly use hands and arms to reach, lift, move, carry, pull and push files/objects up to 50 pounds while sitting, standing, climbing or walking.
  • Regularly use eyesight for close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to focus.
  • Regularly use the sense of hearing.
  • Regularly speak clearly, using the English language.

To Apply
For the full position description, please visit us at www.krasl.org then email cover letter and resume to Julia Gourley, jgourley@krasl.org. No phone calls please. Review of applications will begin immediately.

(Posted 1/12/15)

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Image of a star MUSEUM EDUCATION INSTRUCTOR
Lake County Forest Preserves, IL

Temporary Position: 40 weeks
Hourly Rate: $9.00-$13.00/hr. Location: Wauconda, IL
Application Deadline: January 30, 2015 at 4:30pm

SUMMARY
Areas of focus are museum education, public programming and summer camp, front desk/museum store staffing, and working with volunteers. Duties include: teaching school, scout and public programs; staffing summer camps and special events. The Education Instructor will be required to work some evenings and weekends. Additional information about the museum may be found at the website www.lakecountydiscoverymuseum.org.

EXPERIENCE
Qualified applicants should have experience working with children in an informal educational environment. This could include museums, libraries, day care, summer camp, park districts, etc. Two years of college level coursework in education, history, museum studies or related field is required. Education and communication skills necessary to plan and present education programs for large and small groups of children and adults. Must possess valid driver's license.

HOW TO APPLY AND APPLICATION DEADLINES:
Interest in Forest Preserve employment can be indicated only by submitting a completed Forest Preserve Employment Application, which is available from our website at www.LCFPD.org or at the Headquarters office, and must be returned to: Lake County Forest Preserve District, Human Resources Department, 1899 West Winchester Road. Libertyville, IL 60048, 847/367-6640. Applications must be received by Friday, January 30th 2015 at 4:30pm. Applications are accepted only for posted positions.

Please visit www.LCFPD.org for more information about the Lake County Forest Preserves.

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER

Date Posted: January 7, 2015

Smoking is not permitted in our facilities.

(Posted 1/8/15)

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Image of a star #1173 SPONSORSHIP SPECIALIST
Minnesota Historical Society, MN

OPEN TO: This job is open to all applicants.

LOCATION: History Center

SALARY: $3,308.00 monthly minimum

STATUS & HOURS: Full-time, regular (2,088 annual hours) position

CLASSIFICATION: 08L Professional

HIRING MANAGER: Senior Program Manager, Corporate & Foundation Relations

POSTING DATE: January 5, 2015

DEADLINE DATE: Application materials must be received by January 27, 2015.

SUPPLEMENTAL FORMS: Not required for this position.

DESCRIPTION: The Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS) seeks applicants for a Sponsorship Specialist to support the solicitation and fulfillment of corporate and foundation donations and sponsorships to benefit the Minnesota Historical Society.

RESPONSIBILITIES: 1) implement MNHS' sponsorship program, including Premier Partner and other potential sponsors; 2) support the Corporate and Foundation giving program; 3) track activity in Raiser's Edge; and 4) arrange for sponsor and corporate foundation donor meetings with MNHS staff, including the Senior Program Manager, Corporate & Foundation Relations and Corporate/Foundation Major Gifts Officer.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Bachelor's degree plus three years experience in marketing, sales, fund development or similar field or equivalent OR an advanced degree pus two years experience in marketing, sales, fund development or similar field or equivalent.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Superior oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment with multiple projects and deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to work as a member of a team while independently carrying out institutional objectives.
  • Strong computer skills.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Prior experience in a development office or in corporate and foundation relations.
  • Previous experience using Raisers Edge or other development or CRM software.

TO APPLY: Submit MNHS Application for Employment, (available at www.mnhs.org/jobs), cover letter, resume, and if applicable, any supplemental forms. Application materials must be complete and received by the application deadline date in order to be considered by one of the methods below:

Attn: [Fill in Job Title]
Minnesota Historical Society
345 Kellogg Boulevard West
St. Paul, MN 55102-1906

Attn: [Fill in Job Title]
Email: humanresources@mnhs.org

Attn: [Fill in Job Title]
Fax: 651-297-3343

Incomplete application materials will be returned. If submitting materials for more than one position, you must provide MNHS Application for Employment, cover letter, and resume for each position. Applicants who are offered employment will be subject to passing a background check as a condition of employment. EEO

Applications will be acknowledged
- No phone calls please -

(Posted 1/6/15)

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Image of a star CURATOR
Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA), MI

Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA) is currently accepting applications for Curator. The Curator of UICA Exhibitions plans exhibitions, manages curatorial team, and oversees the production of content designed to engage audiences in the artistic programs. The curator serves as a representative of UICA to the regional, state and national arts community.

Required: Master's degree in art, design, museum studies, or related field; at least three years museum and/or gallery experience curating, organizing, and installing exhibitions; experience working in a collaborative environment and experience working independently; and public speaking experience.

Preferred: Five years museum and/or gallery experience curating, organizing, and installing exhibitions. For a complete posting or to apply, access the electronic applicant system by logging on to http://employment.ferris.edu.

UICA as part of Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University, an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer is committed to enhancing equity, inclusion, and diversity within its community. UICA actively seeks applications from women, minorities, individual with disabilities, veterans, and other underrepresented groups.

(Posted 1/6/15)

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Image of a star MUSEUM DIRECTOR
Historic Indian Agency House, Portage, Wisconsin, USA

Are you looking for a seasonal full-time job in the summer and a part-time job during the school year with flexible hours?

Are you a great story-teller and do you love working with people?

Do you love American history?

The Historic Indian Agency House (HIAH) is seeking a creative, motivated, and responsible individual to serve as its seasonal Museum Director. Located in historic Portage, WI, just 25 minutes north of metropolitan Madison, WI, the HIAH preserves and interprets the c.1832 time-period during which John Kinzie, the Indian Agent to the Ho-Chunk Nation (Winnebago), and his wife, Juliette Magill Kinzie, lived at the portage. The house stands on its original foundation at the portage between the Fox and Wisconsin Rivers, an important link between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River watershed. Built by the U.S. government in 1832, the house and its surrounding 225 acres of land are recognized as nationally significant on the National Registry of Historic Places. More information about HIAH can be found at www.agencyhouse.org.

The Museum Director position is a seasonal full-time position for the open season May 15 - October 15, and part-time during the off-season. The new Museum Director will: oversee the Museum collection, actively pursue fund-raising opportunities, supervise a small staff, give tours to visitors and school children, manage a budget, implement programs and educational activities, and administer all of the everyday operations of the Museum.

The candidate must have demonstrated fundraising success, financial management skills, strong written and spoken skills, and a deep passion for U.S. History. The preferred candidate will have a B.A. or equivalent in Business Administration, Museum Studies, or U.S. History. He or she will have the interpersonal skills necessary to work closely with the Board of Directors, the community, volunteers, and the small museum staff. Skills in grant-writing are not required, but will be viewed favorably.

Please submit a cover letter and resume to historicindianagencyhouse@gmail.com and write in the subject line "Museum Director Search" on or before January 31, 2015. Interviews will begin after February 1, 2015. Professional and personal references will be required during the interview process. Questions may be sent to the above email.

It is the policy of the Historic Indian Agency House not to discriminate against any applicant for employment, or any employee because of age, color, sex, disability, national origin, race, religion, or veteran status.

(Posted 12/30/14)

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Image of a star DIRECTOR OF MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS
Canton Museum of Art, OH

Position Summary:
The Canton Museum of Art (CMA) — one of Ohio's premier museums for an exceptional visual arts experience, attracting thousands of visitors each year — seeks a full-time Director of Marketing & Communications. This creative, energetic, and visionary individual will develop, implement, manage, and measure the Museum's strategic marketing, advertising, branding, and public relations. The Director of Marketing & Communications will be responsible for integrated marketing communications for all exhibitions, educational programs, special events, and other outreach efforts to increase the Museum's visibility and attendance. Duties also include developing strategies to broaden regional audience through traditional, web, and social marketing; increasing membership through targeted membership development and incentive initiatives; developing collaborative programs and relationships with local and regional arts organizations; and supporting and coordinating promotion with other Museum departments including education, development, curatorial and finance. The position reports to the CMA Executive Director.

Position Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Envision and lead strategic marketing and communications programs centered on the CMA Mission and Vision.
  • Establish and implement long-term strategic and short-term tactical marketing plans.
  • Plan, direct and generate content for all promotional campaigns for major exhibits, lectures, education programs, and special events.
  • Work with the Executive Director to enhance the Museum's brand platform and brand positioning across all communications. Work with all CMA departments in applying and maintaining brand integrity both internally and externally.
  • Serve as the Museum's creative director, planning and directing content and graphic design concepts for all printed materials and online communications.
  • Select and manage all agency and vendor relations, including marketing, graphic design, printing, and web services.
  • Craft all advertising and promotional copy for print and web use.
  • Maintain and develop media contacts; write and distribute press releases and media pitches.
  • Create media plans and execute media buys across a variety of print, broadcast, and digital media sources in the support of advertising plans.
  • Plan and conduct market research and audience surveys that can drive decision making across the Museum for marketing, education, and development.
  • Lead the Museum in growing membership. Create new membership promotions and special events. Maintain membership database and regular communications.
  • Increase Museum presence and audience participation on social networking channels.
  • Develop a new Museum website structure to allow easy management and engagement. Post regular web updates, including graphics and social media plug-ins.
  • Increase representation on digital media, entertainment, and cultural calendars throughout the region and explore new digital media opportunities.
  • Generate and manage the Museum's annual marketing budget.
  • Collaborate with Canton Museum of Art affiliate organizations to create marketing, creative, and public relations campaigns that increase their visibility and fundraising efforts for the Museum.
  • Represent CMA to collaborate with local and regional arts organizations for new programming and community arts events in the Canton Arts District and Northeast Ohio Arts Corridor.

Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in Marketing, Communications, Public Relations, or Museum Studies with a related field blending art/arts marketing. Master's degree in Arts Administration a plus.
  • Minimum five years of direct experience in marketing communications and public relations; Non-profit, arts, corporate, or agency experience a plus.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel; Adobe Creative Suite; Social media platforms; and working with website content management systems.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Proven experience using best practices in marketing (including related technology), public relations, graphic design, web marketing, and print production.
  • Excellent project management and decision-making skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; Must work easily with a diverse staff, board, and audiences.
  • Budget development and monitoring experience.

Other Desired Skills:
  • Excellent organizational, analytical, and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to exercise initiative, anticipate challenges and deliver solutions.
  • Ability to effectively coordinate and prioritize multiple projects, work with accuracy under a fast pace, and meet multiple deadlines.
  • Demonstrated capability of writing clearly and informatively, and to vary writing styles to meet needs of the communication platform and audience.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule — which may include some evenings and weekends.
  • A passion for art and advancing the CMA mission for dynamic exhibits and programming to entertain, excite, and educate through the visual arts.

About the Canton Museum of Art:
The Canton Museum of Art (CMA) is one of Ohio's premier museums for an exceptional visual arts experience, attracting thousands of visitors each year. CMA is recognized for powerful national touring exhibits; dynamic museum-original exhibits; an unrivaled Permanent Collection of American watercolors and contemporary ceramics; and innovative education outreach programs, in-museum classes, and workshops serving thousands of children and adults each year.

For Consideration: The position is full-time, and salary will be commensurate with experience and skills. CMA offers an excellent benefits package, including health, Rx, and retirement. Please send a cover letter, resume, and at least three professional references to:

ATTN: Marketing Director Search
Canton Museum of Art
1001 Market Avenue North
Canton, OH 44702

E-mail Application Materials to: employment@cantonart.org

No phone calls, please. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

The Canton Museum of Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

(Posted 12/29/14)

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Image of a star EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Jewish Museum Milwaukee, WI

Organization
Jewish Museum Milwaukee is dedicated to preserving and presenting the history of the Jewish people in southeastern Wisconsin and celebrating the continuum of Jewish heritage and culture. The history of American Jews is rooted in thousands of years of searching for freedom and equality. We are committed to sharing this story and the life lessons it brings with it, so that we may enhance the public's awareness and appreciation of Jewish life and culture.

Position Profile
The Executive Director provides leadership and directs policymaking, planning, organization, staff, and operations for Jewish Museum Milwaukee. The Executive Director works closely with the Board of Trustees to refine, develop, and implement a progressive program for the Museum's fundraising, exhibitions, collections management, educational activities and community outreach. The successful candidate will possess solid leadership and problem-solving skills, be visionary, creative and forward-thinking.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Works in conjunction with the Board of Trustees to develop and maintain the strategic direction and established initiatives to fulfill the mission of the Museum
  • Hires, trains, supervises and evaluates all Museum staff on an annual basis.
  • Leads all fundraising activities, grant writing and legacy procurement
  • Develops and monitors annual budget
  • Establishes and maintains an annual operating plan and human resource planning and management
  • Monitors and evaluates program effectiveness; effects changes required for improvement
  • Supervises overall marketing of the Museum, including publications
  • Manages and maintains the physical areas of the Museum as well as the collections
  • Helps cultivate strategic partnerships
  • Helps provide opportunities for volunteer involvement
  • Maintains ongoing relations with the Federation

Indicators of Success
  • Increased income from fund raising, memberships, and legacies
  • Strong programming that promotes the Museum and helps increase attendance and memberships
  • Adherence to budget
  • Strong attendance by individuals, groups and school groups
  • Growing participation by wide range of volunteers through committees and activities
  • Growth of archival and object collections
  • Continued excellence in publications and exhibitions

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Minimum education of a Bachelor's Degree.
  • Proven ability to supervise and train employees
  • Strong record of success in fundraising and grant writing
  • Evidence of success in developing, managing and growing annual operating budget.
  • Strong business management skills
  • Demonstrated excellence in writing and public speaking
  • Proven ability to work cooperatively and effectively with Boards
  • Ability to foster a healthy organizational culture with volunteers and staff
  • Effectively build public relations strategy and is an effective community relations liaison
  • Ability to provide strong leadership, vision and strategic planning
  • Understanding of the complexity of lay/professional relationships
  • Strong understanding of technology, software packages including spreadsheets, database, calendaring and presentation software, along with experience in social media.
  • Willingness to work a variable schedule, including Sundays and evenings as needed.

Working Conditions
  • The Executive Director will typically work in an office environment, but the mission of the Museum may sometimes take the Director to non-standard workplaces
  • The Executive Director will work a non-standard work week, but additionally will often work evening, weekend, and long hours to accommodate activities such as Board meetings and representing the Museum at public events.

Please send cover letter, resume, and professional references to:

Executive Director
Jewish Museum Milwaukee
1360 North Prospect Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202
414-390-5730
kathieb@milwaukeejewish.org
www.jewishmuseummilwaukee.org

It is the policy of Jewish Museum Milwaukee to provide equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or any other protected characteristic under applicable law.

(Posted 12/9/14)

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Image of a star SEASONAL POSITIONS AVAILABLE FOR 2015
Mackinaw City and Historic Mackinac Island, MI

Mackinac State Historic Parks has seasonal positions as well as internships available in many areas for the upcoming 2015 season. Interested individuals are encouraged to visit our web site at: www.mackinacparks.com to complete an application. All applications and resumes should be mailed to: Mackinac State Historic Parks, Attn: Human Resources, P.O. Box 873, Mackinaw City, MI 49701. Applications should be submitted as soon as possible. Wages start at $8.15/hr. and go up from there based upon experience. Affordable housing is available with MSHP in Mackinaw City and on Mackinac Island. Positions are available in the following areas: Apply now positions are limited.
  • SEASONAL GROUNDS AND MAINTENANCE
  • EXHIBIT CLEANER
  • ARCHAEOLOGY ASSITANT
  • COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT (INTERNSHIP)
  • MALE INTERPRETERS FORT MACKINAC
  • MALE INTERPRETERS (Fort CM & Lighthouse)
  • FEMALE INTERPRETERS
  • GUEST SERVICE REPRESENTATIVES
  • ADVENTURE TOUR GUIDES
  • MACKINAC ART MUSEUM (INTERNSHIP)

(Posted 12/9/14)

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Image of a star HISTORIC INTERPRETER
Mackinac State Historic Parks, MI

NOW HIRING FOR THE 2015 SEASON

Wages begin at 8.15/hr. and go up from there based upon experience. Affordable housing is available.

Interpreters will work 30 to 40 hours per week and will start sometime between May 1st and June 1st and work until around Labor Day or through October 11th, paid training provided.

DUTIES INCLUDE:
  • Demonstrations of rifles, muskets, cannon firing, fort life, lighthouse operation, open-hearth cooking, games, crafts, blacksmithing and music.
  • Talk with people from around the state of Michigan, the United States and the World. Guide tours & presentations through the sites providing guests with historical information and storytelling.
  • Learn new skills and talents that will be helpful in your future career choice while meeting new professional contacts and gaining valuable experience in public speaking.

HOW TO APPLY:
Interested individuals may obtain an application by using one of the following methods:
  1. Download the application from our web page at: www.mackinacparks.com (or)
  2. EMAIL your request to FEGANK@michigan.gov (or) call (231) 436-4100 (or)
  3. Stop by our Mackinaw City office at 207 West Sinclair to pick up an application

(Posted 12/9/14)

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Image of a star ADVENTURE TOUR GUIDE
Mill Creek Discovery Park, MI

HIRING FOR THE 2015 SEASON

BEGINNING MAY & JUNE

Customer Service:
Mackinac State Historic Parks and the Mill Creek Discovery Park staff members are committed to providing friendly, courteous service to the public. All work related tasks will be performed in a professional, competent manner.

PAY RATE, WORK SCHEDULE AND LOCATION:
This is a seasonal, hourly position with pay starting at $8.15 per hour and does not include fringe benefits other than those required by law. The employee will work approximately 40 hours per week, five days a week, 8:00am to 5:00pm, although hours and number of weeks worked may vary depending on park needs.

If interested please visit our web site at www.MackinacParks.com and complete an application for employment. Applications should be mailed to:

Mackinac State Historic Parks
PO Box 873
Mackinaw City, MI 49701

Mackinac State Historic Parks is an Equal Opportunity Employee

(Posted 12/9/14)

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Image of a star EDUCATIONAL/PROGRAM ADMINISTRATOR — EUGENE FIELD HOUSE AND ST. LOUIS TOY MUSEUM
The Eugene Field House, MO

Position Reports To: Executive Director — Eugene Field House and St. Louis Toy Museum

Position Description: Full Time The Educational/Program Administrator is responsible for the effective research, planning, design and implementation of creative exhibits and educational programs that further the organization's mission and generate public interest and involvement. The Educational/Program Administrator is also responsible for the effective research of and application for public and private grants to fund programs, events and operations.

Position Responsibilities:
  • Research, plan, design and implement (with Executive Director and Board support and approval) Museum exhibits and educational programs designed to promote the mission of the organization, educate, generate public interest, increase attendance, and increase revenues.
  • Research and apply for public and private grants to underwrite programs, events and operations.
  • Enthusiastically engage the public and provide guided tours of the historic House.
  • Update the standard, scripted tour of the Museum and research and develop special tour programs and presentations.
  • Develop an ongoing historical research effort to add to the historical depth of all exhibits and programs.
  • Maintain and preserve the historic House and all objects in the Museum's collection and integrate collection items into exhibits and educational outreach.
  • Recruit, train, develop and coordinate a volunteer base to assist with special programs, events and daily operations.
  • Update and maintain volunteer and docent handbooks and training programs to promote consistency and effectiveness.
  • Assist with normal House operations and daily staffing.

Position Qualifications:
  • Degree in museum studies, history, education or a related field.
  • Excellent managerial, planning, organizational and administrative skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and written/oral communication skills.
  • Strong historical research skills.

Qualified Candidates can send their cover letter, resume and references to:

Executive Director
The Eugene Field House
634 South Broadway
Saint Louis, MO 63102

(Posted 12/4/14)

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Image of a star #1168 PRESERVATION SPECIALIST, HERITAGE PROGRAMS
Minnesota Historical Society, MN

OPEN TO: This job is open to all applicants.

LOCATION: History Center

SALARY: $3,660.00 monthly minimum

STATUS & HOURS: Full-time, regular (2,088 annual hours) position.

CLASSIFICATION: 11L Professional

HIRING MANAGER: Director, Historic Preservation, Field Services & Grants

POSTING DATE: December 1, 2014

DEADLINE DATE: First consideration will be given to application materials received by December 23, 2014. Position will remain open until filled.

SUPPLEMENTAL FORMS: Not required for this position.

DESCRIPTION: The Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS) seeks applicants for a Preservation Specialist, Heritage Programs to promote the growth in the capacity of the Society's many statewide partners that preserve the built environment, documenting Minnesota history and ensuring successful evaluation, nomination, and preservation of historic places through the Minnesota Historical Society's grants programs. An important component is outreach, which is accomplished through listening carefully to concerns and then coaching potential grant applicants and others by providing appropriate technical assistance, through nurturing networks among those considering similar projects, and by advising partners on appropriate sources of funding to accomplish necessary work.

RESPONSIBILITIES: 1) provide professional support to the Grants Office through consulting on, reviewing, evaluating, responding to, mentoring, coaching, awarding, reporting on, and monitoring historic preservation grant projects, including those seeking funding from the Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund; 2) develop and conduct public education and outreach activities to increase public awareness of the value of historic resources and the means for their preservation and interpretation; and 3) manage the monitoring of covenants, preservation easements, and letters of agreement for grant-assisted projects, including those funded through the Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Grants Program funded by the Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Bachelor's degree in history, architectural history, historic preservation, or a closely related field plus five years program experience or equivalent or an advanced degree plus three years program experience or equivalent.
  • Must meet the Secretary of the Interior's Professional Qualifications Standards in History or Architectural History:

    History — The minimum professional qualifications in history are a graduate degree in history or closely related field; or a bachelor's degree in history or closely related field plus one of the following:
    • At least two years of full-time experience in research, writing, teaching, interpretation, or other demonstrable professional activity with an academic institution, historic organization or agency, museum, or other professional institution; or
    • Substantial contribution through research and publication to the body of scholarly knowledge in the field of history.

    Architectural History — The minimum professional qualifications in architectural history are a graduate degree in architectural history, art history, historic preservation, or closely related field, with coursework in American architectural history, or a bachelor's degree in architectural history, art history, historic preservation or closely related field plus one of the following:
    • At least two years of full time experience in research, writing, or teaching in American architectural history or restoration architecture with an academic institution, historical organization or agency, museum, or other professional institution; or
    • Substantial contribution through research and publication to the body of scholarly knowledge in the field of American architectural history.
  • Must meet the National Association for Interpretation's qualifications for certification as a Certified Interpretive Planner or Certified Interpretive Trainer:

    Certified Interpretive Planner — The Certified Interpretive Planner must demonstrate a basic knowledge of history of the interpretive profession; principles of interpretation; current literature in the interpretive field; marketing, management, and maintenance of interpretive programs and facilities; and, demonstrate the following skills and abilities: meeting facilitation, cost estimating, business and strategic planning, assessment of natural, cultural, and operational resources, development of thematic guidelines, writing measurable objectives, formative and summative evaluation, development of media guidelines and descriptions, market analysis.

    Certified Interpretive Trainer — The Certified Interpretive Trainer must demonstrate a basic knowledge of history of the interpretive profession; principles of interpretation; current literature in the interpretive field; training opportunities available in the interpretive field; and, demonstrate the following skills and abilities: facilitation of training sessions, evaluation and coaching, writing measurable objectives, planning and administration of training sessions.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize projects according to deadlines; complete complex projects independently; and work under time constraints.
  • Strong customer service experience, with solid communication skills (written, verbal, and presentation).
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and collaborate across diverse disciplines, backgrounds, education, and interests.
  • Basic knowledge of American and Minnesota history.
  • Valid driver's license, willingness to travel, and ability to work multiple overnights, evenings and occasionally weekends.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Advanced degree in history, historic preservation, or closely related field.
  • A degree, minor, or training in business, public or nonprofit management, or a related field.
  • Direct experience in grantmaking (i.e., the review and awarding of grants), including knowledge in public funding, philanthropy and the nonprofit, education, and government sectors.
  • Familiarity and experience with federal historic preservation programs, including a thorough understanding of the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Archeology and Historic Preservation.
  • Thorough understanding of and direct experience with all aspects of heritage tourism and interpretive programs projects.
  • Certified by the National Association for Interpretation as a Certified Interpretive Planner or Certified Interpretive Trainer.
  • Experience coordinating professional meetings.

TO APPLY: Submit MNHS Application for Employment, (available at www.mnhs.org/jobs), cover letter, resume, and if applicable, any supplemental forms. Application materials must be complete and received by the application deadline date in order to be considered by one of the methods below:

Attn: [Fill in Job Title]
Minnesota Historical Society
345 Kellogg Boulevard West
St. Paul, MN 55102-1906

Attn: [Fill in Job Title]
Email: humanresources@mnhs.org

Attn: [Fill in Job Title]
Fax: 651-297-3343

Incomplete application materials will be returned. If submitting materials for more than one position, you must provide MNHS Application for Employment, cover letter, and resume for each position. Applicants who are offered employment will be subject to passing a background check as a condition of employment. EEO

Applications will be acknowledged
- No phone calls please -

(Posted 12/2/14)

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Image of a star #1167 PROGRAM SPECIALIST, FIELD SERVICES
Minnesota Historical Society, MN

OPEN TO: This job is open to all applicants.

LOCATION: History Center

SALARY: $3,660.00 monthly minimum

STATUS & HOURS: Full-time, regular (2,088 annual hours) position.

CLASSIFICATION: 11L Professional

HIRING MANAGER: Manager of Outreach Services

POSTING DATE: November 24, 2014

DEADLINE DATE: First consideration will be given to application materials received by December 15, 2014. Position will remain open until filled.

SUPPLEMENTAL FORMS: Not required for this position.

DESCRIPTION: The Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS) seeks applicants for a Program Specialist, Field Services to implement planning, coordination, and evaluation of those programs through which the Minnesota Historical Society provides services to other historical institutions, agencies, and other groups seeking to preserve history. An important component of the position's responsibilities is to develop the capacity of the position's audiences, including the provision of technical and professional assistance, networking opportunities, access to grants, leadership coaching and training in decision making.

RESPONSIBILITIES: 1) provide technical and professional assistance for the field services function of the department that also serves county and local historical organizations statewide; 2) provide professional support to the department regarding projects of interest to county and local history organizations statewide; 3) coordinate the Minnesota State Historical Marker and State Monument programs; and 4) coordinate all Field Services communication channels for maximum effect.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Bachelor's degree in public or nonprofit administration, business, public history, U.S. history, museum studies, or closely related field plus five years program experience or equivalent OR an advanced degree plus three years program experience or equivalent.
  • Professional experience with capacity-development outreach, evaluation of outreach outcomes, and knowledge of outreach practices articulated in professional literature.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize projects according to deadlines; complete complex projects independently; and work under time constraints.
  • Strong computer skills; speed and accuracy in using word processing, database, web applications, and spreadsheet programs.
  • Practical application of business correspondence practices, record-keeping capabilities, and basic bookkeeping procedures.
  • Strong customer service experience, with solid communication skills (written, verbal, and presentation).
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and collaborate across diverse disciplines, backgrounds, education, and interests.
  • Valid driver's license and willingness to travel, including prolonged overnight in-state trips, and ability to work evenings and occasionally weekends.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Master's degree in public, nonprofit, or business administration, public history, U.S. history, museum studies, or closely related field.
  • Meets the Secretary of the Interior's Professional Qualifications for History, or certified by the National Association for Interpretation as a Certified Interpretive Planner or Certified Interpretive Trainer.
  • One to three years experience working in a history organization with demonstrated ability to work independently and successfully with people in completing projects requiring adherence to specific, detailed, and technical guidelines.
  • One to three years experience with history organization management, operations, programming, and professional standards.
  • The ability to conceptualize training programs and strategies to achieve goals. The areas of knowledge include but are not limited to: museum education; data management, nonprofit administration and personnel policies; museum law; library and archives management and care; research and writing for historical publications; historic preservation; museum collections management and care; the management and interpretation of historic sites; and conservation.

TO APPLY: Submit MNHS Application for Employment, (available at www.mnhs.org/jobs), cover letter, resume, and if applicable, any supplemental forms. Application materials must be complete and received by the application deadline date in order to be considered by one of the methods below:

Attn: [Fill in Job Title]
Minnesota Historical Society
345 Kellogg Boulevard West
St. Paul, MN 55102-1906

Attn: [Fill in Job Title]
Email: humanresources@mnhs.org

Attn: [Fill in Job Title]
Fax: 651-297-3343

Incomplete application materials will be returned. If submitting materials for more than one position, you must provide MNHS Application for Employment, cover letter, and resume for each position. Applicants who are offered employment will be subject to passing a background check as a condition of employment. EEO

Applications will be acknowledged
- No phone calls please -

(Posted 12/2/14)

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Image of a star MANAGER OF VOLUNTEER SERVICES
Indianapolis Museum of Art, IN

A competitive salary is offered for all positions and a generous benefits package for full-time positions. To apply, please send your resume to: ATTN: Human Resources — 4000 Michigan Road; Indianapolis, IN 46208, e-mail to hr@imamuseum.org, or fax to 317-920-2655. No phone calls, please. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

MANAGER OF VOLUNTEER SERVICES
(please specify "Manager of Volunteer Services" in your subject line if you email your resume)

Reports To: Director of Human Resources
Basic Work Week: 37.5 Hrs/Wk; some night/weekend event presence needed

OVERVIEW
The Manager of Volunteer Services maintains reporting systems and tour evaluation, and supports all logistics for the Volunteer program. He/she actively recruits and oversees the orientation of new volunteers; trains, ensures appropriate placement of and provides support for volunteer staff throughout the institution. He/she sets standards for and monitors volunteer performance and development.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Actively work within the Indianapolis and surrounding community to recruit new IMA volunteers through outreach opportunities, create partnerships with community groups and area service organizations, and occasionally attend local volunteer fairs.

Develop a complete information network/database designed to maximize communication between the IMA and volunteers and to provide a more efficient way to expedite the handling of volunteer placement requests. The database will, therefore, provide a placement service for volunteers designed to match the needs and opportunities within the IMA, with the interests and skills of the potential volunteer. The database will also allow the Manager of VS to provide statistics and relevant data regarding the volunteer staff.

Develop a strategic plan for deploying volunteers by matching existing museum needs with volunteer skill sets. Work closely with Department Heads to ensure best match for their departments, assist with training format for these needs.

Responsible for organization of concession stand (staffing, setup) for in-house programming (summer and winter nights, other events as needed).

Plan well in advance for large events, schedule and train all volunteers to perform specific tasks for the events. Attend the events and adjust the volunteers according to needs.

Develop and implement an orientation program for all IMA volunteers, appropriate to the jobs they are asked to perform.

Create and maintain reference materials which would be available to volunteers for study and access to help visitors with art experiences (information about galleries, special exhibitions, gardens/grounds, audio guides, etc.).

Work with Director of Human Resources to plan and coordinate a volunteer recognition program.

Work with the Director of HR to define appropriate budget items and maintain expense annually within the established budget. Oversee account and reporting functions for the Volunteer Services area.

Maintain communication with all departments and groups within IMA (staff, affiliates, docents, etc.) to identify volunteer opportunities and then diligently work to provide volunteers with corresponding abilities; thereby, supporting designated initiatives throughout the institution with necessary resources.

Develop a strategy to cultivate diverse partnerships and collaborations within the community thereby tapping into a diverse volunteer base.

Supervisory responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training volunteers; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining volunteer staff; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Work to realize the full potential of IMA volunteers while creating meaningful art experiences to the diverse communities the IMA serves.

Expand the regular, ongoing opportunities for volunteers to experience IMA offerings (i.e. audience engagement, docent and curator led tours).

Create a culture of customer service within the volunteer staff.

Other duties may be assigned.

To perform the job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Bachelor's degree and five to seven years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Recruiting experience and/or HR experience a plus.

Knowledge of volunteerism functions, including interviewing and recruiting skills, training, and motivational skills, knowledge of market and visitor research, computer skills, knowledge of community organizations and ability to interact with them as well as with volunteer, city, state, and national groups, and organizational skills.

Ability to work with spreadsheets and IMA data collection and reporting systems. Proficiency in Excel and excellent organizational skills a must. Volgistics experience a plus.

(Posted 12/2/14)

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Image of a star #1165 HEAD OF PUBLIC PROGRAMS & LIFELONG LEARNING
Minnesota Historical Society, MN

OPEN TO: This job is open to all applicants.

LOCATION: History Center

SALARY: $5,142.00 monthly minimum

STATUS & HOURS: Full-time, regular (2,088 annual hours) position

CLASSIFICATION: 23K Supervisory

HIRING MANAGER: Director, Education

POSTING DATE: November 20, 2014

DEADLINE DATE: Application materials received by December 15, 2014 will be considered first. This position will remain open until filled.

SUPPLEMENTAL FORMS: Not required for this position.

DESCRIPTION: The Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS) seeks applicants for a Head of Public Programs & Lifelong Learning to provide institutional leadership in audience development and engagement and to direct the program operations at the Minnesota History Center, including Museum Interpretive Programs, Family Programs, Adult Programs, Young Adult Programs and Lifelong Learning Outreach Programs.

RESPONSIBILITIES: 1) develop long range and annual program plan for the Minnesota History Center and MNHS Lifelong Learning project that delivers on brand promise and supports institutional goals and initiatives; 2) manage the budget, operation and staff of Public Programs & Lifelong Learning department; 3) provide leadership in institutional sustainability and stewardship through evaluation, audience research, business planning, and fundraising activities; 4) provide institutional leadership in audience development, visitor engagement and public programming; and 5) participate in and assist the Director, Education with divisional planning and management.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Bachelor's degree in History, American Studies, Education or related field plus eight years program experience or equivalent OR and advanced degree plus six years program experience or equivalent.
  • Five years managerial experience, including fiscal and operational administration.
  • Five years direct experience with public program implementation for diverse audiences in a variety of program formats and venues.
  • Two to three years of experience with audience research and evaluation.
  • Extensive knowledge of audience segments and associated motivations, behaviors and learning preferences.
  • Demonstrated entrepreneurial leadership and familiarity with business planning practices.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion in program development, implementation and operations.
  • Experience working on exhibit development teams and familiarity with exhibit-based live programming models.
  • Strong skills in human relations, personnel management, interpersonal communication, team building, tact and diplomacy.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Advanced degree in Museum Studies, Education or a related field.
  • Broad knowledge of American and Minnesota history and familiarity with current trends in historiography.
  • Knowledge of current trends in museum studies, audience research and education theory.
  • Highly developed project management skills.
  • Experience with development work, including member cultivation, donor relations and grant writing.
  • Familiarity with ADA requirements and best practices in program accessibility for audiences with diverse physical and cognitive needs.

TO APPLY: Submit MNHS Application for Employment, (available at www.mnhs.org/jobs), cover letter, resume, and if applicable, any supplemental forms. Application materials must be complete and received by the application deadline date in order to be considered by one of the methods below:

Attn: [Fill in Job Title]
Minnesota Historical Society
345 Kellogg Boulevard West
St. Paul, MN 55102-1906

Attn: [Fill in Job Title]
Email: humanresources@mnhs.org

Attn: [Fill in Job Title]
Fax: 651-297-3343

Incomplete application materials will be returned. If submitting materials for more than one position, you must provide MNHS Application for Employment, cover letter, and resume for each position. Applicants who are offered employment will be subject to passing a background check as a condition of employment. EEO

Applications will be acknowledged
- No phone calls please -

(Posted 11/3/14)

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Image of a star PROGRAMS & MARKETING INTERN — SPRING 2015
Elmhurst Historical Museum, IL

Museum Internship Summary
The Programs & Marketing unpaid internship is a dynamic opportunity, ideal for an energetic candidate interested in marketing, public relations, event planning, museum programming and education. Interns are teamed with staff members and exposed to a variety of projects and assignments in planning and implementing programs, and promoting these programs and related exhibits to a variety of media. The unpaid internship will be divided equally between Museum Marketing & Programming, reporting to the Community Programs Coordinator.

Requirements
  • Recent or current college junior or senior, or graduate student in relevant field (e.g., marketing, museum studies, history).
  • Previous experience in museums preferred. Experience with children and adult museum programs a plus.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills including the ability to multi-task, prioritize, and be detail oriented.
  • Microsoft Office suite, Facebook and other social media experience. Basic graphic design experience is a plus.

Time Commitment: Approximately 16-20 hours per week, with occasional evening and weekend hours.

Currently, accepting applications for Spring 2015 internship. Please submit completed application and resume online at www.elmhurst.org. Successful completion of a background check is required. Internship is unpaid and open until filled.

The Elmhurst Historical Museum is a convenient five-minute walk to the Elmhurst Metra train station.

(Posted 11/24/14)

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INTERPRETATION PROGRAM COORDINATOR
The Morton Arboretum, IL

Classification: Full-time, Non-exempt

Department: Interpretation

Position Summary: Research, develop, and deliver a wide variety of exhibit and event-based interpretive content and experiences to engage visitors with the mission of The Morton Arboretum. Coordinate with Arboretum staff or other subject-matter specialists, interpretation and exhibit contractors, and volunteers who will assist with these programs.

Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree required, preferably in Interpretation, Museum or Environmental Education, Plant Sciences or related field. 2+ years program coordination experience required, preferably in a museum, public garden or educational environment. Supervisory experience with staff and volunteers desirable. Excellent communication and organization skills, professional demeanor, and articulate verbal presentation with a strong command of the English language required. Must become certified and maintain certification in First Aid and CPR (classes provided). Must possess a valid driver's license, which is subject to insurability and an annual Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) report. Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, digital delivery channels, Adobe Creative Suites, Gmail, and other Google applications beneficial. Position regularly requires working one weekend day and some holidays.

If interested, please forward cover letter, salary requirements, and resume or application, to The Morton Arboretum, Human Resources, 4100 Illinois Route 53, Lisle, IL, 60532-1293, or email to: jobs@mortonarb.org.

The Morton Arboretum is an equal opportunity employer committed to achieving a diverse workforce.

(Posted 11/5/14)

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Image of a star GUEST SERVICES MANAGER
Krasl Art Center (KAC), MI

Position Summary
The Guest Services Manager is responsible for coordination and supervision of the welcome desk, gift shop, lobby and galleries to ensure an exceptional guest experience at all touch points. This individual serves as the front of house greeter, publicly representing the Krasl Art Center in person, on the phone and in email and web based interactions. The ideal candidate has a passion for sharing art with others, for advocating for sales of artwork and for promoting the creative communities of southwest Michigan.

This individual is actively involved in activities with and for the Cur-Ed department, staying informed of programs, activities, exhibitions. He/She supports the needs of the department staff and assists guests as they discover the KAC and explore opportunities to engage with the organization.

Required Skills
  • Strong customer relations mindset with the ability to ensure all visitors have an excellent experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in sales.
  • Ability to handle concurrent, time sensitive projects and prioritize work accordingly.
  • Ability to work with diverse groups of people and skill levels.
  • Comfortable working in a fast paced environment.
  • Ability to work extended and weekend hours as needed.
  • Ability to manage/oversee part time staff and volunteers
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office software and Adobe CS4.
  • Ability to quickly learn new systems and processes.

Education & Experience Requirements
  • Bachelors degree in museum studies, arts administration or art education.
  • Two years experience in hospitality, customer relation and sales, preferably in a museum setting
  • Experience with point of sale (POS) systems
  • One year supervisory experience

Preferred Qualifications
  • Strong knowledge regarding southwest Michigan.

Physical Demands
  • Regularly sit for long periods of time; walk, bend over, stoop, and kneel.
  • Regularly use hands and fingers to handle objects, operate equipment such as a 10-key pad, calculator, PC keyboard and mouse.
  • Regularly use hands and arms to reach, lift, move, carry, pull and push files/objects up to 20 pounds while sitting, standing, climbing or walking.
  • Regularly use eyesight for close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to focus.
  • Regularly use the sense of hearing.
  • Regularly speak clearly, using the English language.

Reports to: Director of Community Relations (marketing & events) with a strong dotted line to the Curatorial-Education department.

Collaborates with: All staff

Status: Regular, Full Time (32 hours/week), Non Exempt

Schedule: Tuesday through Saturday; hours may be flexed due to Krasl Art Center events

Benefits: Paid time off, Eligible for pre-tax medical & dental insurance, Business casual dress code in a creative & fun environment

To Apply
For the full position description, please visit us at www.krasl.org then email cover letter and resume to cvilla@krasl.org. No phone calls please. Review of applications will begin immediately.

Department Overview:
The Community Relations department guides the experience of all KAC patrons through the development and execution of branded and engaging marketing programs and events, including but not limited to the Krasl Art Fair on the Bluff, the Artisan Market, and other programs, events, sculpture collections, exhibitions and educational programs that support the KAC's mission of Bringing People and Art Together.

Organization Overview
The Krasl Art Center (KAC) offers exciting opportunities for success in an established visual art center in a culturally vibrant community. Located in St. Joseph, Michigan overlooking Lake Michigan, KAC is 90 miles northeast of Chicago, IL and 80 miles south of Grand Rapids, MI. The KAC staff and teaching faculty are comprised of fun, creative and enthusiastic professionals.

The KAC strives to provide excellent experiences for all visitors while fulfilling our mission, Bringing People and Art Together. The KAC's varied audience base includes rural populations, second home owners, local families and retirees, community organizations and schools, along with weekend and summer tourists. KAC staff provides excellence, collaboration, innovation, respect and professionalism within all facets of organizational advancement.

The Fine Print
This job description details the basic scope of responsibilities of the position but should not be considered all-inclusive. Additional duties should be expected including some non-traditional work hours which may include additional evening and weekend hours.

This job description does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an "at-will" working relationship.

We conform to all the laws, statutes, and regulations concerning equal employment opportunities and affirmative action. We strongly encourage women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply to all of our job openings. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, Genetic Information & Testing, Family & Medical Leave, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity or Expression, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We prohibit Retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer or the government, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint or otherwise oppose discrimination.

(Posted 11/4/14)

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Image of a star OFFICE/SPECIAL PROJECTS MANAGER
Krasl Art Center (KAC), MI

Position Summary:
Under the supervision of the Executive Director, the Office/Special Projects Manager is responsible for functions related to an effective business office including but not limited to - all business systems, document retention and accurate record keeping & reporting, basic human resources, data management, organizational security, managing office supply inventories and equipment contracts, daily cash balancing and reconciliation, accounts payable and accounts receivable in addition to assisting in the management of executive level special projects. The Office/Special Projects Manager is in regular communication and provides support to all departments.

Office/Special Projects Manager provides a constant assessment of organizational processes and is willing to lead change for increased economy and efficiency in getting work done to advance the organization's strategic plan.

Qualifications
  • Associates degree or greater preferred.
  • 3-5 years experience excelling in an office or financial management position
  • Extensive computer knowledge; experience in developing and maintaining Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and graphs; management of QuickBooks; and proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Exceptional customer service while being a motivated problem solver and collaborator with colleagues and volunteers.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally (verbally and written) both within and outside of the organization.
  • Highly organized, able to prioritize actions and demonstrate ability to develop efficiency in the workplace for self and others
  • Ability to excel in a fast-paced, ever changing environment with frequent urgent interruptions.

Physical Demands
  • Regularly sit for long periods of time; walk, bend over, stoop, and kneel.
  • Regularly use hands and fingers to handle objects, operate equipment such as a 10-key pad, calculator, PC keyboard and mouse.
  • Regularly use hands and arms to reach, lift, move, carry, pull and push files/objects up to 20 pounds while sitting, standing, climbing or walking.
  • Regularly use eyesight for close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to focus.
  • Regularly use the sense of hearing.
  • Regularly speak clearly, using the English language.

Reports to: Executive Director

Collaborates with: All staff

Status: Regular, Full Time (32 hours/week), Non Exempt

Benefits: Paid time off, Eligible for pre-tax medical & dental insurance, Business casual dress code in a creative & fun environment, Flexible work schedule as approved by supervisor

To Apply
For the full position description, please visit us at www.krasl.org then email cover letter and resume to jgourley@krasl.org. No phone calls please. Review of applications will begin immediately.

Organization Overview
The Krasl Art Center (KAC) offers exciting opportunities for success in an established visual art center in a culturally vibrant community. Located in St. Joseph, Michigan overlooking Lake Michigan, KAC is 90 miles northeast of Chicago, IL and 80 miles south of Grand Rapids, MI. The KAC staff and teaching faculty are comprised of fun, creative and enthusiastic professionals.

The KAC strives to provide excellent experiences for all visitors while fulfilling our mission, Bringing People and Art Together. The KAC's varied audience base includes rural populations, second home owners, local families and retirees, community organizations and schools, along with weekend and summer tourists. KAC staff provides excellence, collaboration, innovation, respect and professionalism within all facets of organizational advancement.

The Fine Print
This job description details the basic scope of responsibilities of the position but should not be considered all-inclusive. Additional duties should be expected including some non-traditional work hours which may include evening and weekend hours.

This job description does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an "at-will" working relationship.

We conform to all the laws, statutes, and regulations concerning equal employment opportunities and affirmative action. We strongly encourage women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply to all of our job openings. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, Genetic Information & Testing, Family & Medical Leave, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity or Expression, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We prohibit Retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer or the government, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint or otherwise oppose discrimination.

(Posted 11/4/14)

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Image of a star #1162 NATIONAL REGISTER ARCHITECTURAL HISTORIAN
Minnesota Historical Society, MN

OPEN TO: This job is open to all applicants.

LOCATION: History Center

SALARY: $4,055.00 monthly minimum

STATUS & HOURS: Full-time, regular (2,088 annual hours) position

CLASSIFICATION: 14L Professional

HIRING MANAGER: Director, Historic Preservation, Field Services & Grants

POSTING DATE: October 30, 2014

DEADLINE DATE: Application materials received by November 26, 2014 will be considered first. Position will remain open until filled.

SUPPLEMENTAL FORMS: Not required for this position.

DESCRIPTION: The Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS) seeks applicants for a National Register Architectural Historian to provide expertise, direction, coordination, and review for all aspects of the programs of the State Historic Preservation Office relating to history, including survey, the evaluation of historic properties and their nomination to the National Register of Historic Places, comprehensive planning, review of federal and other undertakings, which may affect properties listed in or eligible to be listed in the National Register, review of properties eligible for state and federal tax credits, and public education.

RESPONSIBILITIES: 1) initiate and direct the process of nominating properties to and removing properties from the National Register of Historic Places; 2) participate in the review of grant projects for the evaluation and registration of properties with historical and architectural significance; 3) oversee and coordinate Part 1 Applications for the Federal Tax Certification Process; 4) participate with the survey program to identify and evaluate properties of historical and architectural significance; 5) provide expertise and advises the SHPO Manager of Government Programs & Compliance in the review of projects that may affect properties eligible for or listed in the National Register; 6) participate in the development and implementation of the statewide comprehensive preservation planning process; and 7) participate in public education.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Bachelor's degree plus six years program experience or equivalent OR an advanced degree plus five years program experience or equivalent.
  • Must meet the Secretary of the Interior's Professional Qualifications Standards for Architectural History: A graduate degree in architectural history, art history, historic preservation, or closely related field, with coursework in American architectural history; or a bachelor's degree in architectural history, art history, historic preservation, or closely related field plus one of the following:
    • At least two years of full-time experience in research, writing, or teaching in American architectural history or restoration architecture with an academic institution, historical organization or agency, museum, or other professional institution; or
    • Substantial contribution through research and publication to the body of scholarly knowledge in the field of American architectural history.
  • Basic knowledge of Minnesota history and basic knowledge of American architectural styles.
  • Familiarity and experience with cultural resource survey work, the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Archeology and Historic Preservation, the National Register Program, the applicable Code of Federal Regulations, and applicable Minnesota Statutes and state enabling legislation.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively represent an agency program and to maintain positive, strong long-term working relationships with a wide variety of clientele.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing and to speak effectively to small and large groups.
  • Demonstrated ability to be attentive to detail and follow exacting program procedures.
  • Valid driver's license and a willingness to travel and work on evenings and occasionally on weekends.
  • Working knowledge of photography (digital and 35mm) and its use in recording buildings and structures.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Five to seven years recent experience in working with federal Historic Preservation Fund programs, particularly the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Archeology and Historic Preservation, the National Register Program, and the applicable Code of Federal Regulations.
  • An advanced degree in architectural history.
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills to negotiate, mediate and collaborate with a wide variety of people with a diverse range of knowledge and skills and diverse backgrounds, education and interests.
  • Extensive knowledge of the state and federal laws and regulations relating to historic preservation and the larger environmental review process within which these laws function.
  • Experience in completing a nomination successfully listed in the National Register within the past three years.

TO APPLY: Submit MNHS Application for Employment, (available at www.mnhs.org/jobs), cover letter, resume, and if applicable, any supplemental forms. Application materials must be complete and received by the application deadline date in order to be considered by one of the methods below:

Attn: [Fill in Job Title]
Minnesota Historical Society
345 Kellogg Boulevard West
St. Paul, MN 55102-1906

Attn: [Fill in Job Title]
Email: humanresources@mnhs.org

Attn: [Fill in Job Title]
Fax: 651-297-3343

Incomplete application materials will be returned. If submitting materials for more than one position, you must provide MNHS Application for Employment, cover letter, and resume for each position. Applicants who are offered employment will be subject to passing a background check as a condition of employment. EEO

Applications will be acknowledged
- No phone calls please -

(Posted 11/3/14)

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Image of a star EXHIBIT DESIGNER
Solid Light, Inc., KY

Reports To: Design Director
FLSA Status: Exempt

POSITION SUMMARY:
The Exhibit Designer reports directly to the Design Director and assists the Design team in the creative implementation of projects and in upholding the firm's standards of excellence in design. The Exhibit Designer provides project visualizations, graphic designs, elevations, plans, and 3D modeling, graphic production files, and fabrication drawings as needed. The Exhibit Designer also works with the entire project team to assist in the successful planning, design, and build of projects on budget and on time.

PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Work with project team to create designs that best address the client's vision and goals.
  • Report to the Design Director and follow company process to create designs for each project phase—planning, schematic design, final design, and construction drawings—and ensure that the project adheres to project vision, budget, and schedule.
  • Interface with the full project team and subcontractors, following the lead of the Project Manager, to facilitate project schedules and successful client deliverables
  • Collaborate with the Production Director and assist the Design team in selection of materials and finishes that accomplish the goals of design and meet the project budgets.
  • Work with Design team to create project visualizations and support drawings that incorporate all necessary components for the fabrication.
  • Work with the Design team to create presentations necessary for project deliverables.
  • Work with Design team to create graphic files for print production and coordination documents for fabrication.
  • Collaborate with the Production Director and Exhibit Architect to coordinate with fabrication and construction subcontractors.
  • Coordinate with the Design Director in creating promotional materials as necessary to assist the company in business development.
  • Help to promote Solid Light and its values and provide support in reaching its goals.
  • Perform additional duties as assigned.

MINIMUM EDUCATION EXPERIENCE
  • Bachelor's degree in related subject or equivalent work experience and training.
  • Minimum of two (2) years of experience in exhibit design.

SPECIALIZED TRAINING, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite and Google SketchUp.
  • AutoCad and/or Revit proficiency preferred.
  • Construction and fabrication knowledge preferred.
  • Proficient understanding of computer applications to include Microsoft Office Suite.

GENERAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES
  • Creativity and the ability to develop innovative solutions for client demands and project vision.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills to include team collaboration, presentations, and internal and external client deliverables.
  • Ability to professionally and efficiently correspond with external and internal clients and vendors via phone, email, and written correspondence.
  • Excellent attention to detail in an environment with rapidly changing data.
  • Interpersonal skills, which promote open communication, candor and trust, both internally and outside of the Company.
  • Accurate and timely completion of projects and/or reports.
  • Maintenance of Company information in a confidential manner.
  • Ability to work independently or in a team setting in a fast paced environment.

PHYSICAL & MENTAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS
  • Must be capable of handling a high stress environment.
  • Must be capable of lifting a minimum of 50 lbs.
  • Ability to travel domestically utilizing both automobile and airplane.

SEND RESUME, PORTFOLIO, AND REFERENCES

Cynthia Torp, Owner/President Solid Light
ctorp@solidlight-inc.com

(Posted 10/17/14)

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Image of a star VICE PRESIDENT OF MARKETING AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, IL

About the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center
The Museum is dedicated to preserving the legacy of the Holocaust by honoring the memories of those who were lost and by teaching universal lessons that combat hatred, prejudice and indifference.

When neo-Nazis threatened to march in Skokie, IL in the late 1970s, Holocaust survivors around the world were shocked. They realized that, despite their desire to leave the past behind, they could no longer remain silent. In the wake of these attempted marches, Chicago-area survivors joined together to form the Holocaust Memorial Foundation of Illinois, Inc. They pooled their resources to purchase a small Skokie storefront and made it available to the public, especially to schoolchildren, focusing on combating hate through education and giving voice to "Never Again!"

Now known nationally as a leader in its field, the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center (IHMEC) opened in 2009 in Skokie, IL, and is a culmination of 30 years of hard work and dedication by the local Holocaust survivor community and many others. According to President Emeritus Sam Harris, "We dreamt of creating a place that would not only serve as a memorial to the millions lost, but also where young minds could learn the terrible dangers of prejudice and hatred."

The Opportunity: Vice President of Marketing and Business Development
The Vice President of Marketing and Business Development will serve as the visionary and strategic leader for IHMEC in two critical areas. With equal priority, the newly hired VP will increase earned revenue in new and existing categories; and secondly, develop and ensure the marketing and communications supporting the institution are inspiring to all potential audiences. Outcomes and accomplishments of the VP's efforts will include:
  • Strengthening the Museum's visibility in Chicagoland and the Midwest.
  • Increasing the number of annual visitors and members that experience the mission.
  • Expanding and increasing opportunities for earned income, including: admissions, membership, facility rental, the Museum store, and new sources of revenue.

The successful candidate will shape Museum branding and messaging and guide the communication of the Museum's priorities to external audiences across all available channels. S/he will lead efforts to establish and strengthen partnerships with area cultural and civic organizations; as well as provide input on fundraising initiatives, inclusive of IHMEC's partnerships and outreach initiatives.

The Vice President will oversee the Marketing and Communications Coordinator, and ultimately design and expand the team to support enhanced efforts. Team growth is expected with the accomplishments and visions of the successful candidate, new initiatives, and corollary revenue. Additionally, the Vice President will indirectly supervise two roles with revenue accountability (the Development Associate/Membership and the Operations Coordinator/Facility Rentals.)

The position reports to Susan Abrams, Chief Executive Officer, and serves on the senior leadership team along with executives who oversee the operations, finances, education, and fundraising areas.

The newly designed role requires a strategic thinker and experienced team leader with business development acumen and past proven revenue generation experience. Experience cultivating partnerships, and high-level work with board committees and organizational leadership are essential. The Vice President of Marketing and Business Development will collaborate extensively with other members of the leadership team and other internal and external stakeholders.

The Qualified Candidate
IHMEC seeks an entrepreneurial and strategic professional with demonstrated success in increasing earned revenue while executing successful marketing and communications strategies. An ideal candidate will demonstrate a successful track record in enhancing, strengthening and diversifying revenue streams and developing consistent messaging for large organizations with diversified programming. The Vice President will maximize the opportunities to communicate the mission of IHMEC and increase visibility and attendance.

Specific Requirements
The successful candidate will have:
  • A passion for the mission of IHMEC.
  • A demonstrated and quantifiable track record in achieving results from business development and marketing efforts.
  • Proven expertise in taking initiative, building and maintaining strong rapport and positive relationships with various internal and external constituencies.
  • Excellent project management and budgetary skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • An undergraduate degree from an accredited institution is required; advanced degree(s) and credentialing is preferred; as are concentrations in business and marketing.
  • 5 to 7 years of related experience with proven skills in growing earned income revenue streams and/or leading marketing initiatives that positively impact revenue.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and social media.
  • Ability to work outside standard work hours and to travel locally and nationally; a current driver's license is required.

This position offers a competitive salary with generous benefits. All inquiries will be held in strict confidence.

Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other occupationally irrelevant criteria.

To Apply
This search is being managed by Heather Eddy, CFRE, President and CEO of Alford Executive Search. To apply, candidates must complete the online application at alfordexecutivesearch.applicantstack.com/x/openings and thereon submit their cover letter and resume. No applications will be accepted via email. Questions may be addressed to Laura Weinman at lweinman@alfordexecutivesearch.com

Alford Executive Search is a retained search firm dedicated to providing recruitment services of exceptional quality and strengthening the not-for-profit community through professional staffing solutions

(Posted 10/14/14)

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Image of a star ARCHIVIST
Lakeshore Museum Center, MI

The Lakeshore Museum Center, located in Muskegon, Michigan, is seeking an Archivist to work with its collections and curatorial team. The mission of the Lakeshore Museum Center is to preserve and interpret through exhibits, education, and programs the natural and cultural history of Muskegon County. The archivist's leadership will ensure that the best practices of preservation and access of the institutional archives will be used.

Candidates for this position must have the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:
  • Master's degree in Museum or Library Science with emphasis on archival studies.
  • Two to three years experience with archival management, including the principles of fair use, logical arrangement of collections, and storage methods and materials.
  • Excellent customer service/interviewing skills to efficiently assist the public with research
  • Proven time management and records management skills
  • Strong Excel, Word, PastPerfect, Photoshop and Scanning skills
  • Cooperative nature, able to work well within a team structure
  • Able to work independently while communicating relevant information to others
  • Moderate to heavy lifting — 30-50 pounds
  • Ability to frequently climb stairs and stand for long periods of time

Position accountabilities will include:
  • Curatorial: Perform fundamental procedures for collecting, accessioning, inventorying, cataloging, and housing archival collections according to established procedures.
  • Research: Fill research requests for staff and patrons accurately and in a timely manner. Supervise, supply, and staff the public reading room as needed.
  • Exhibits: Serve as Exhibits Project Manager as assigned. Assist with temporary and permanent exhibit research, project management, and label writing. Conduct two dimension artifact searches for exhibits. Physically number archival artifacts. Assist with preparation of archival objects for exhibit.
  • Volunteer Management: Train and supervise archives volunteers and interns. Keep track of volunteer hours and projects.
  • Administrative: Manage assigned budget line items and assist supervisor/CEO with development of such items for annual budget. Submit purchase orders; purchase equipment and supplies. Produce monthly report for supervisor.

Compensation: Full time salary position with a benefits package that includes health insurance, retirement contributions, vacation, and sick leave.

To Apply: Send cover letter and resume to Cheryl@lakeshoremuseum.org, subject Archivist, or mail to Cheryl Graves at Lakeshore Museum Center, 430 W. Clay Avenue, Muskegon, MI 49440. The LMC is an EOE. For more information see www.lakeshoremuseum.org.

(Posted 10/6/14)


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