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JOB TITLE
INSTITUTION
POSTING DATE
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Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS), MN
4/15/14
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Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS), MN
4/9/14
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Wheaton Park District, IL
4/9/14
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Wheaton Park District, IL
4/9/14
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Naper Settlement, IL
4/8/14

Slover Linett Audience Research, IL
4/8/14
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Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage, OH
4/4/14
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Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage, OH
4/4/14
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National Churchill Museum, MO
4/4/14
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Cleveland Museum of Natural History, OH
4/2/14
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Milwaukee Public Museum, WI
4/1/14
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Minnesota Discovery Center, MN
4/1/14
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Oshkosh Public Museum, WI
4/1/14
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Robert R. McCormick Museum at Cantigny Park, IL
3/26/14
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Wisconsin Historical Museum, WI
3/25/14
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Wisconsin Veterans Museum, WI
3/25/14
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XIBITZ, WI
3/25/14
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Naper Settlement, IL
3/25/14
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Taylor Studios, Inc, IL
3/20/14
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Taylor Studios, Inc, IL
3/17/14
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Taylor Studios, Inc, IL
3/17/14
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Indianapolis Museum of Art, IN
3/13/14
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Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM), Grand Rapids, MI
3/13/14
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City of Elmhurst, IL
3/12/14
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Cleveland Museum of Natural History, OH
3/6/14
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Cleveland Museum of Natural History, OH
3/6/14
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The Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA), IN
2/20/14

Big Cedar Lodge / Top of the Rock, MO
2/19/14
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Ohio Historical Society, OH
2/11/14
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Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum (ALPLM), Springfield, IL
2/11/14
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Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo, MI
2/6/14

St. Joseph Museums, MO
2/3/14

Great Lakes Children's Museum, MI
1/24/14
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Conner Prairie, IN
1/22/14
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Conner Prairie, IN
1/22/14
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Conner Prairie, IN
1/22/14
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Goodhue County Historical Society, MN
1/15/14
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Loyola University Museum of Art (LUMA), Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, IL
1/9/14
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Taylor Studios, IL
1/8/14
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National Museum of the Great Lakes, OH
12/30/13
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Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis, IN
12/18/13
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Michigan Humanities Council, MI
12/17/13
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Pentacrest Museums, IA
12/11/13
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Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM)
12/10/13
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Michigan State University, MI
12/4/13
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Mackinac State Historic Parks, MI
12/4/13
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Illinois State Museum, IL
12/4/13
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Minnesota Association of Museums, MN
12/3/13
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Edsel & Eleanor Ford House, MI
11/12/13
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Edsel & Eleanor Ford House, MI
11/12/13
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Edsel & Eleanor Ford House, MI
11/12/13

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Image of a star #1124 HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER
Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS), MN

OPEN TO: This job is open to all applicants.

LOCATION: History Center

SALARY: $4,267.00 monthly minimum

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

CLASSIFICATION: 18K Supervisory-Professional

HIRING MANAGER: Director, Human Resources, Volunteers & Interns

POSTING DATE: April 15, 2014

DEADLINE DATE: Application materials must be received by May 6, 2014.

SUPPLEMENTAL FORMS: Not required for this position.

DESCRIPTION: The Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS) seeks applicants for a Human Resources Manager to manage the Society's staffing, classification, compensation, staff development and performance management programs and to provide seniorlevel professional support to the Director, Human Resources, Volunteers & Interns in all areas of the Human Resources function.

RESPONSIBILITIES: 1) develop, administer and manage the Society's staffing function (recruitment, screening, selection); 2) provide overall direction for hiring, training, supervision, and motivation for assigned staff, interns, and volunteers, and ensure overall compliance with MNHS policies and procedures; 3) develop, manage and administer the Society's classification program; 4) provide compensation program analysis and support; 5) plan and implement staff development programs to align work force with strategic initiatives; 6) manage the Society's performance management program; 7) participate as a member of the MNHS Diversity & Inclusiveness Strategic Priority Team; and 8) coordinate compliance with the MNHS's equal employment opportunity program.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Bachelor's degree in human resources management or closely related field plus six years program experience in human resources administration or equivalent OR an advanced degree plus five years program experience or equivalent.
  • Advanced knowledge of staffing (recruitment, selection, and retention).
  • Advanced knowledge of classification systems and the ability to apply classification analysis within the State of Minnesota's classification system.
  • Experience managing a performance management program.
  • Strong detail orientation with planning, organizing, and monitoring skills.
  • Strong interpersonal communications skills sufficient to establish and maintain effective working relationships with MNHS managers, staff members, professional peers and general public.
  • Demonstrated capacity to work effectively in a multicultural setting and a deep commitment to supporting and promoting diversity.
  • Well developed organizational, analytical, and writing skills.
  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information appropriately.
  • Flexibility to adapting to changing deadlines, schedules, priorities and unpredictable events.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:
  • At least three years experience in a non-profit organization.
  • Knowledge of staff development and training trends.
  • Extensive knowledge of database management, word processing applications and spreadsheets.
  • Experience working with a Human Resources Information System, preferably ADP's Workforce Now.
  • Ability to extract data from system records and prepare summary reports.
  • Ability to analyze personnel problems and recommend action to solve problems in a manner consistent with good personnel practice and the Society's personnel policies and program priorities.

TO APPLY:
Submit MNHS Application for Employment, (available at www.mnhs.org/about/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.

Applications will be acknowledged
No phone calls please
EEO

(Posted 4/15/14)

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Image of a star #1123 SITE SUPERVISOR
Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS), MN

OPEN TO: This job is open to all applicants.

LOCATION: Charles A. Lindbergh Historic Site

SALARY: $17.76 hourly minimum

STATUS & HOURS: Full-time, regular (1,664 annual hours) position

CLASSIFICATION: 09K Supervisory-Professional

HIRING MANAGER: Site Manager I, Charles Lindbergh House

POSTING DATE: April 7, 2014

DEADLINE DATE: Application materials must be received by April 21, 2014.

SUPPLEMENTAL FORMS: Not required for this position.

DESCRIPTION: The Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS) seeks applicants for a Site Supervisor to provide daily supervision to site interpretive staff and volunteers and to coordinate the daily operations of the site.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE: 1) provide direct supervision of museum interpretive staff on a day-to-day basis; 2) coordinate daily operations at the Charles A. Lindbergh Historic Site; 3) assist with the training of guides in interpretive techniques, including third person guided, first person living history, and school programs for various ages/learning levels, in coordination with the Site Manager I, Charles Lindbergh House; 4) oversee site resale program; 5) coordinate volunteer program; 6) ensure site security and visitor safety in daily historic site operations; 7) serve as a liaison between all MNHS departments that work at the site; and 8) participate in the annual and long-range planning of the historic site.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • High school diploma plus two years experience or formalized training within a professional discipline or bachelor's degree plus one year program experience or equivalent.
  • Knowledge of management techniques and ability to mentor, coach, and discipline employees.
  • Well developed customer service skills sufficient to establish and maintain positive, effective working relationships.
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task in a dynamic and demanding environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and accurately both orally and in writing.
  • Knowledge of informal learning theories and experience with interpretive methods and techniques.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Understanding of security, safety and emergency procedures.
  • Demonstrated ability to resolve problems quickly and independently.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in American history, education, museum studies, historic preservation, or related field.
  • Knowledge of policies and procedures of the Minnesota Historical Society.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with historic collections, material, and costuming.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize, implement, and evaluate plans.
  • Knowledge of pertinent site related skills, operations, and materials.
  • Knowledge of building, site maintenance and security methods, sufficient to monitor maintenance, supervise operations and maintain security.
  • Strong content knowledge of Minnesota and Lindbergh history.

TO APPLY:
Submit MNHS Application for Employment, (available at www.mnhs.org/about/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.

Applications will be acknowledged
No phone calls please
EEO

(Posted 4/9/14)

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Wheaton Park District, IL

Category: Museum/Museum Attendant
Date Posted: 3/31/2014
Location: Museum
Date Closing: 04/15/2014

Museum Attendant, 102 E Wesley St, Wheaton, IL 60187

General Purpose:
Under supervision of the Museum Curator assist with preparation and cleaning tasks of moderate difficulty to maintain the private and public areas of the Wheaton Park District administrative office and the Museum. This is a year-round position.

Qualifications:
High school diploma and some knowledge of local history preferred. Demonstrated ability to work well independently and exercise good judgment. Knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word a plus. Must be able to communicate in English and understand written and verbal directions. Ability to appear for scheduled shifts in a timely manner.

Essential Duties:
  1. Assist in cleaning interactive exhibit pieces at the direction of the Curator.
  2. Maintain organization of storage closets, Xerox room and kitchenette.
  3. Wash dishes from meetings, special events, birthday parties and workshops by hand, as needed.
  4. Place clean dishes in proper storage location. Assist with preparation for educational programs. Tasks include making copies, typing instructions, cutting, gluing, sorting shapes and parts, etc.
  5. Sort and organize office supplies and mail.
  6. Answer telephone calls and answer questions or transfer direct calls to the appropriate park district employee.
  7. Operate various business machines including computer and copier.
  8. Maintain a working knowledge of the POS system and the daily duties of that system including a cash drawer, cash daily sheets, processing income and deposits as needed.
  9. Establish and maintain positive customer relations.
  10. Handle Citizens Concerns by recording and forwarding complaints on to the appropriate department and maintain records with responses.
  11. Maintain confidentiality with both internal and external customers.
  12. Empty trash receptacles as needed.
  13. Must remain familiar with Emergency Manual and protocols of the Wheaton Park District.
  14. Follow, administer and implement Wheaton Park District policies and guidelines.
  15. Assist Museum Curator, Educator, Visitor Services Coordinator or Museum Assistants with tours, programs, exhibits, marketing, birthday parties and events as needed.
  16. Other assigned duties and tasks as specified by supervisor to include cleaning and preparation for Museum related activities.

Psychological Considerations:
May be exposed to cleaning chemicals.

Physical Demands:
Must be able to be on one's feet for long periods of time. Lift heavy boxes of supplies weighing up to thirty pounds. Must be able to ascend and descend to the basement and upper floors. Building may contain dust and/or mold.

Cognitive/Safety Consideration:
Good communication, problem-solving and organizational skills and ability to follow directions using good safety awareness and sound judgment.

Hours:
Saturdays & Sundays
12pm - 4pm
Additional hours during special events and programs as needed.

Salary:
$8.25-$9.00

Wheaton Park District is an equal opportunity employer. EOE/M/F/D/V

(Posted 4/9/14)

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Image of a star MUSEUM ASSISTANT/RECEPTIONIST — ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE & MUSEUM
Wheaton Park District, IL

Division: Special Facilities

Reports To: Museum Curator

FLSA: Non-Exempt

General Purpose
Responsible for assisting in the orderly operation of the administrative office and Museum front desk utilizing receptionist skills while providing exceptional customer service. Must also be able to provide information regarding Museum operations, exhibits, programs, research and events to the public and WPD Staff. Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, office equipment and software required. This is a year-round part-time position.

Qualifications
Minimum of Bachelor's Degree with one year experience in general office duties and passion for history. Demonstrated ability in working with the public and some knowledge of local history is preferred. Proficiency in Word for Windows required, and knowledge of Microsoft Excel a plus.

Essential Duties
  1. Demonstrate acquired knowledge of all Wheaton Park District facilities, parks and programs. Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of the Administrative/Museum Building, including, facility rentals, programs, exhibits, events and alarm system.
  2. Answer telephone calls and answer questions or direct calls to the appropriate park district employee. Check the phone messages for the general voicemail box daily. Maintain and change night greeting on general phone as holidays come and go.
  3. Assist visitors who come to the administration office. Greet museum visitors and provide assistance to researchers.
  4. Establish and maintain good public relations and positive customer relations.
  5. Handle Citizens Concerns by recording and forwarding complaint on to the appropriate department and maintain records with responses.
  6. Assist with program registration process, special event reservations and tour and program requests, including the accurate handling of fees.
  7. Conduct guided tours and assist with programs as needed.
  8. Complete word processing assignments as assigned in a timely manner.
  9. Operate various business machines including computer and copier.
  10. Contact the proper maintenance personnel to repair or maintain machines when necessary.
  11. Hand out or mail bid notices as requested in a timely manner.
  12. Order, purchase, and receive office supplies as needed for the staff at the Museum building.
  13. Maintain staff emergency information cards and purchase/coordinate special occasion cards for Museum staff.
  14. Keep systematic file of records, reports and correspondence.
  15. Assist, maintain, and address all other responsibilities and duties assigned by immediate supervisor.
  16. Attend workshops and training sessions per the request of immediate supervisor in order to stay well-versed in applicable software changes.
  17. Accurately enter data into the Financial Software Systems as assigned by immediate supervisor.
  18. Assist Executive Assistant with general tasks such as Board Packet Assembly, Gift Certificates and mailings.
  19. Maintain a working knowledge of the POS system and the daily duties of that system including a cash drawer, cash daily sheets, processing income and deposits.
  20. Maintain confidentiality with both internal and external customers.
  21. Accurately enter data into the Financial Software Systems as assigned by immediate supervisor.
  22. Follow, administer and implement Wheaton Park District policies and guidelines.
  23. Assist Museum Curator and Educator with tours, programs, exhibits, research, marketing, birthday parties and events as needed.

Psychological Considerations
Able to work in a fast-paced environment which may be stressful while maintaining a positive attitude while dealing with many interruptions.

Physical Demands
Lift heavy boxes of supplies weighing up to thirty pounds. Must be able to ascend and descend to the basement and upper floors. Building may contain dust and/or mold.

Cognitive/Safety Consideration
Good communication, problem-solving and organizational skills and ability to follow directions using good safety awareness and sound judgment.

This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements and effects of working conditions associated with the job. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job when circumstances change; e.g., emergencies, rush jobs, changes in personnel, workload, technological development, etc.

(Posted 4/9/14)

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Naper Settlement, IL

The President and CEO will work with the Board to bring about visionary and strategic leadership for the museum; and work closely with the Naperville Heritage Society (NHS) Board of Directors and the Naper Settlement Museum Board. S/He will provide visionary leadership, revenue management, Board relations, external relations/community engagement, and general oversight of operations and staff.

Naper Settlement is in search of a dynamic, energetic, and visionary leader to help propel the mission of the Settlement forward. The next President and CEO will bring a genuine commitment to the community coupled with experienced leadership and an executive level skill set. The ideal candidate will have effective relationship building and interpersonal skills; prior experience in Board leadership and development; prior experience in working with quasi-governmental entities; best practices in institutional management; and a strong financial acumen.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and complete the online application at http://alfordexecutivesearch.applicantstack.com/ x/openings.

(Posted 4/8/14)

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ASSOCIATE
Slover Linett Audience Research, IL

Slover Linett Audience Research is currently seeking candidates for an Associate position based in Chicago. The Associate is responsible for leading research and consulting projects across all parts of our work and directing qualitative and quantitative audience research projects. We are looking for candidates with significant expertise in arts & cultural organizations. S/he will be responsible for identifying the client's organizational and research objectives for the project, then directing the team in the design and implementation of research activities to meet those objectives. The Associate is typically the lead author of the conclusions and recommendations section of our research reports.

The full description can be seen at SLaudienceresearch.com/contact/career-opportunities.

QUALIFICATIONS
This needle-in-a-haystack candidate will have proven expertise in four key areas:
  1. In the cultural sector
  2. In research (audience research, marketing research, or evaluation)
  3. In consulting (ideally having worked in consulting before)
  4. In communicating (written and verbal)

The ideal candidate will be a smart, energetic, and positive-spirited person with excellent research, team management, and presentation skills. A Master's degree and at least 8 years of work experience is strongly preferred.

COMPENSATION
Salary will be commensurate with experience. We offer a competitive benefits package of vacation, holidays, sick days, health insurance reimbursement, disability insurance, and profit sharing.

TO APPLY
Please e-mail a cover letter (within the body of the e-mail) and resume to Cheryl Slover-Linett at jobs@slaudienceresearch.com. Please, no phone calls.

(Posted 4/8/14)

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Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage, OH

Reports To: Executive Director

Department: Education

SUMMARY
The Director of Education and Public Programs provides leadership and vision for the development and implementation of innovative programs, events and activities that increase public visibility and attendance, provide reasons for multiple visits and enhance visitor satisfaction with the museum experience. This position oversees all aspects of adult, school, educator and community education and serves as a liaison for special projects and partnerships including the annual Stop the Hate: Youth Speak Out! essay contest. The Director of Education and Public Programs has one direct report: Manager of School and Family Programs

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Adult Public Programs/Community Engagement:
  • Develop/execute programs and collaborations related to themes of the permanent collection and special exhibitions that engage MMJH audiences in unique and unexpected ways
  • Develop and maintain a network of relationships with local, regional and national lecturers, panelists, artists, film suppliers, etc.
  • Cultivate relationships with cultural organizations, universities, community groups, etc. for the purpose of partnership, joint programs, marketing assistance and knowledge exchange
  • Participate in organizations/advisory/ad hoc committees that ensure MMJH's position as a community cultural resource, potential partner and national leader among Jewish institutions
  • Identify and coordinate outreach efforts to potential audiences
  • Evaluate programs and make changes where indicated

STH Essay Contest:
  • Organize and lead a STH community advisory committee
  • Organize project timeline and keep various components of project on track
  • Yearly update of essay theme and content requirements for student participation
  • Lead outreach efforts to school district leadership and educators to insure awareness and participation
  • Forge/maintain relationships with community leaders from across wide demographic to recruit a diverse pool of readers, judges and community partners to support the project and encourage broad community recognition
  • Create/prepare and insure delivery of program materials for students and teachers
  • Organize/manage student entry process, student data collection, reader assignment, scoring process and identification of student finalists
  • Serve as point of contact for scholarship finalists/families
  • Manage relationship with College Now Cleveland for administration of scholarship awards
  • Work closely with special events consultant on development/preparation of Awards Ceremony
  • Prepare and manage program budget

Supervise Manager of School and Family Programs:
Manages programs and personnel responsible for the following areas:
  • Schools/Educators
    • Content for school tours and educator programs
    • Interpretive materials/educator guides for permanent collection and special exhibitions
    • Professional development events for educators
  • Youth/Community
    • Content for youth/community outreach special events and programs
  • Docent Education
    • Training volunteer docents on themes related to permanent and special exhibitions
    • Evaluate docent preparedness, strengths and weaknesses annually and provide feedback

General:
  • Direct and manage the day-to-day work of the education department
  • Prepare and track annual budget to meet participation, income and expense goals
  • Assist marketing on newsletters, e-blasts, website and other program-related materials
  • Assist in maximizing audience attendance at all programs
  • Assist Development in identifying potential funding opportunities and funders relevant to education and funding. Provide relevant content for funder proposals and reports.
  • Some evening and weekend work required

MALTZ MUSEUM MISSION
The Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage introduces visitors to the beauty and diversity of that heritage in the context of the American experience. It promotes an understanding of Jewish history, religion, and culture and builds bridges of appreciation, tolerance, and understanding with those of other religions, races, cultures, and ethnic backgrounds, serving as an educational resource for Northeast Ohio's Jewish and general communities.

The Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage provides equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, disability, political affiliation or other legally protected status.

Application deadline April 18, 2014; application review will begin immediately. Please send your resume to Human Resources, Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage, 2929 Richmond Rd., Beachwood, Ohio, 44122, hr@mmjh.org. No phone calls, please.

(Posted 4/4/14)

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Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage, OH

Reports To: Executive Director

Department: Exhibitions

SUMMARY
Manages all aspects of MMJH long-term exhibitions An American Story and The Temple- Tifereth Israel Gallery as well as temporary exhibitions, including shipping, insurance, conservation, condition reporting and installation. Researches and identifies temporary traveling exhibitions and coordinates all aspects of their presentation at MMJH. Assists with curating exhibitions originated by MMJH and coordinates all aspects of traveling MMJH exhibitions to other institutions.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Permanent Exhibitions:
  • Act as liaison between MMJH, Western Reserve Historical Society, The Temple-Tifereth Israel, lenders and donors.
  • Generate loan agreement forms and deeds of gift.
  • Maintain and update artifact database.
  • Plan and facilitate rotation of artifacts in the collection.
  • Have replicas fabricated and rotated with original paper artifacts.
  • Walk through museum on a weekly basis to check artifacts.
  • Coordinate opening of cases for access to artifacts and cleaning.
  • Work with mount makers to maintain and repair/replace mounts.
  • Arrange for conservation of artifacts.
  • Manage creation and production of wall texts, including design, proofreading, fabrication, and installation.
  • Manage images for museum exhibitions including sources, credit lines and rights and reproduction issues.
  • Maintain files and books used in museum research.
  • Remain informed of collection management principles and procedures in the field.

Special Exhibitions:
  • Manage all logistics and documentation for incoming/outgoing loans and in-house traveling exhibitions, including but not limited to handling, numbering, packing, and condition reporting.
  • Generate the Museum's standard facility report and review facility reports of prospective loan venues.
  • Oversee installation and deinstallation of exhibitions.
  • Manage contracted preparators.
  • Prepare/negotiate loan agreements for all exhibition and collections loans.
  • Coordinate with outside shipping companies, freight forwarders, customs brokers and lending institution/organizer to arrange shipping.
  • Manage creation and production of wall texts, including design, proofreading, fabrication, and installation.
  • Work with Director of Operations on budget, shipping, insurance, and storage.
  • Oversee photographic documentation of all temporary exhibitions.

Curatorial:
  • Research potential temporary exhibitions.
  • Assist with curating and organizing traveling exhibitions and those originated by the Maltz Museum.
  • Work with Executive Director to coordinate exhibition schedule.
  • Coordinate Exhibition Committee meetings.
  • Evaluate and respond to all exhibition proposals.
  • Assemble post-exhibition reports for originating institutions.

Qualifications:
  • Strong command of American Alliance of Museums (AAM) standards and best practices for collections management.
  • Understanding of exhibition development process.
  • Proficient with collections management software. Knowledge of EmbARK a plus.
  • Must be detail-oriented and able to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Visual acuity for object inspection and reading fine print.
  • Physical dexterity for working with cumbersome or fragile materials.
  • Able to follow safe work practices.

Education and Experience:
  • Master's degree in museum studies, history, art history, library science or related field strongly preferred.
  • Completed coursework in collections management.
  • Three years of experience as a registrar in a museum, gallery, private collection or other cultural organization.

MALTZ MUSEUM MISSION
The Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage introduces visitors to the beauty and diversity of that heritage in the context of the American experience. It promotes an understanding of Jewish history, religion, and culture and builds bridges of appreciation, tolerance, and understanding with those of other religions, races, cultures, and ethnic backgrounds, serving as an educational resource for Northeast Ohio's Jewish and general communities.

The Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage provides equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, disability, political affiliation or other legally protected status.

Application deadline April 18, 2014; application review will begin immediately. Please send your resume to Human Resources, Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage, 2929 Richmond Rd., Beachwood, Ohio, 44122, hr@mmjh.org. No phone calls, please.

(Posted 4/4/14)

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Image of a star CURATOR — ARCHIVIST
National Churchill Museum, MO

FLSA: Exempt Employee

Reports to: Assistant Director of the National Churchill Museum

POSITION SUMMARY:
The Curator-Archivist, National Churchill Museum, is responsible to the Assistant Director, National Churchill Museum, for managing, developing, and supervising all aspects of the operations of the Museum's collection, artifacts, exhibits, and archives. These responsibilities include: design, construction, and maintenance of exhibits; planning, coordination, and supervision of rotating and loan exhibits/artifacts with other museums; cataloging, archiving, and care of collections (archives, books, artifacts, photographs, film, recordings).

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
  1. Provide for the efficient and effective operations of the National Churchill Museum by planning, developing, and executing permanent and rotating exhibits; by processing (accession/deaccession), maintaining, storing and preserving the Museum's collections (artifacts, archives, books, photographs, film, recordings); and by maintaining gallery and exhibit areas in outstanding order under the supervision of the Assistant Director and in compliance with written and oral guidelines.
  2. Ensure access to Museum archives to students, scholars, and researchers is facilitated by maintaining all Museum archives in proper order and condition, by coordinating with Westminster College Librarian for access to/utilization of Reeves Library, as appropriate, by recording and publishing materials regarding the holdings of the Museum archives, by devising and implementing programs to publicize the Museum's archival holding (including the Museum website), and by soliciting and adopting appropriate suggestions from users to improve archival operations.
  3. Provide for the continued and efficient use of the Clementine Churchill Library by ensuring the library collection is maintained in accordance with proper library procedures, by monitoring all use of the Clementine Library by external and internal organizations, by scheduling necessary maintenance in a timely manner, and by recommending improvements to the organization and operation of the Clementine Library to the Assistant Director.

Specifically:
  • Track, oversee and monitors all artifacts and archives (loans and works in the permanent collection)
  • Record all movement of works in Past Perfect and artist/loan/donor files
  • Manage temporary exhibit program including: booking of exhibitions and or creating in-house exhibitions, shipping logistics, certificates of insurance through the college, and vendor logistics
  • Work with staff to establish and monitor budgets and schedules
  • Generate reports and status updates on project progress
  • Participate in regular staff and curatorial meetings
  • Create condition reports of incoming and outgoing loans
  • Supervise assistants, interns and volunteers regarding exhibitions and collections

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

Education: Master's degree in museum studies, public administration, or related field is required

Experience: Three to five years of museum curator experience is required; similar positions requiring exhibit development, collection/archive management may be acceptable.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Minimum three years of experience within professional, nonprofit arts organization working as registrar, preparator, exhibit designer or other relevant job
  • Able to prepare and maintain computer records in PastPerfect
  • Experience in preparing and maintaining a departmental budget is a must
  • Working knowledge of current museum technology and comfortable with performing updates and/or fixes to technology
  • Knowledge of best practices in shipping / handling of art work, museums registration methods
  • Knowledge of exhibit design is a must
  • Manage complex tasks with attention to detail and timelines
  • Skill in accurately organizing and recording information
  • Ability to manage several concurrent projects in different developmental stages
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Maintain correspondence with professionals
  • Capable of advance problem solving, identifying and resolving conflicts with schedules
  • Ability to maintain a productive, collegial atmosphere

To apply, please email the Director of Human Resources Lisa Reffett at Lisa.Reffett@westminster-mo.edu.

(Posted 4/4/14)

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Cleveland Museum of Natural History, OH

Summary: The Development Officer is responsible for managing the Museum's relationships with family and community foundations.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Identify, in conjunction with prospect research, foundations most appropriate for the Museum's mission.
  • Craft cultivation strategies for each prospect foundation, leveraging Museum staff and trustee relationships for site visits and other face to face meetings with representatives from each prospect foundation.
  • Draft grant proposals in a timely fashion gathering data from various Museum departments as necessary.
  • Responsible for writing compelling grant proposals that support the Museum's mission.
  • Manage the administration of all awarded grants, including grants through government programs like NSF, IMLS, and NIH.
  • Responsible for managing grant reports and submitting them on time.

Education and/or Experience:
  • Bachelors degree from a four year college or university in grant writing or related field; or three to five years related experience/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Proficient knowledge of Microsoft office products to include word, excel and PowerPoint.
  • Previous experience with proposal writing and grant administration preferred.

Other Qualifications:
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and written to diverse audiences.
  • Strong problem solving and listening skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail skills.
  • Ability to effectively manage and track multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Special consideration will be given to candidates who have experience with federally funded research programs.

TO APPLY
Please send a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to:

Human Resources
Cleveland Museum of Natural History
One Wade Oval Drive, University Circle
Cleveland, Ohio 44106
Hr@cmnh.org
No phone calls, please.

Job Announcement Number: 1416
Posting Date: April 2, 2014

The Cleveland Museum of Natural History is an EQUAL OPPORTUNITY, ADA EMPLOYER and a SUBSTANCE-FREE WORKPLACE

(Posted 4/2/14)

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Milwaukee Public Museum, WI

The Milwaukee Public Museum is seeking a collaborative, creative, and organized person to join the MPM team as the Director of Exhibits. The Director of Exhibits oversees the general operation of the exhibit program; including supervising a highly skilled exhibitions staff as well as managing all exhibit areas (permanent exhibits, temporary and special exhibits and exhibit maintenance). The position is responsible for effectively planning and coordinating all aspects of exhibit development, planning, scripting, design, production and maintenance to ensure MPM's exhibits achieve the highest standards of excellence in their content, technology, and aesthetics. He/she is responsible for the oversight and successful execution of all aspects of exhibit design and production, ensuring projects are on-time and on-budget. The Director of Exhibits works in conjunction and cooperatively with Curatorial, Conservation, Registration, Education and other staff to ensure appropriate feedback and front-end evaluation is integrated into MPM projects to propose and build consensus on issues such as content and pedagogy, visitor experience, object security, environmental controls and other such topics. In addition, he/she also coordinates the Traveling Exhibit program, including research into current exhibit availability and initial discussions and negotiations related to exhibit installation. The Director of Exhibits reports to the Senior Vice President/Academic Dean.

MPM is one of the oldest natural history museums in the United States. Established in 1882, the museum is renowned for its style of display. Created in 1890 in what is now known internationally as "The Milwaukee Style," the Muskrat Exhibit, designed by Carl Akeley, is the first natural history diorama ever developed. This style is now used in natural history museums the world over. With three floors of exhibits covering 150,000 sq ft, MPM presents exhibits that explore the relationship between human history and natural sciences in settings as varied as a Costa Rican rainforest, a Wisconsin glacier, a Woodlands Indian powwow, and an African watering hole.

Qualifications
The successful candidate must be highly familiar with both the fabrication and production of three-dimensional natural history exhibits as well as conversant with current exhibit and interactive technology in the museum field. He/she must be able to work independently as well as have experience leading and managing a team. Proven dependability and excellent organizational skills are a must. Excellent writing and oral communication skills, including familiarity with communicating complex design ideas through drawings, models, or computer renderings created by designers is required. This position interfaces with all areas of MPM; hence the candidate must have the ability to communicate and build consensus effectively in varying situations.

Education and Experience
Bachelor's degree (B.A.) or equivalent; Master's degree (M. A.) preferred; and four to ten years of related museum experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

To apply: Please visit http://www.mpm.edu/about-mpm/careers/open-positions. If you have specific questions, please contact Judy Atkinson, Director of Human Resources and Labor Relations Atkinson@mpm.edu.

(Posted 4/1/14)

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Minnesota Discovery Center, MN

The Minnesota Discovery Center is accepting applications for MUSEUM CURATOR. The Minnesota Discovery Center is a private, non-profit museum that shares the history of the Iron Range in Northern Minnesota. The Minnesota Discovery Center has a Research Center, Repository, Museum, interpretive mining location town, trolley system, and is situated on a beautiful mining pit on 660 acres. The Curator is responsible for the administration of the Curatorial department to include managing a budget, managing staff, and managing grants. This position will also care for the collection, manage the policies and procedures for the collection, determine new accessions, process donations, conduct environmental readings, coordinate traveling exhibitions, and continue the STEPS program in reaching and maintaining museum standards. This position will also develop and oversee long-range planning and implementation of the permanent exhibit renovation. Develop and implement goals for education, develop programming for target audiences, oversee educational events and programming. This position requires a leader who possesses great organizational and communication skills and is a good team player. Qualifications to include a Bachelor's Degree in history, public history, anthropology, or related field. A Museum Studies certificate is strongly preferred. Experience working with a non-profit organization is strongly preferred. Experience with grant writing is also preferred. This position is full-time, salary, with a benefit package that includes medical, dental and life insurance, Paid Time Off, paid holidays, and a 401(K) plan.

Applicants shall send resume and application to: Donna Johnson — Human Resources, MN Discovery Center, 1005 Discovery Drive, Chisholm, MN 55719 or email to donna.johnson@mndiscoverycenter.com Applications can be downloaded from our website at: www.mndiscoverycenter.com

(Posted 4/1/14)

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Oshkosh Public Museum, WI

The City of Oshkosh (pop. 66,000) is accepting applications for a full-time Curator of Collections and Decorative Arts position at the Oshkosh Public Museum. This position is responsible for a broad spectrum of work in the area of three-dimensional collections, including art, history, and natural history. Work involves performance of professional tasks necessary to identify, research, assess, catalog, photograph, exhibit, store and preserve, and in other ways manage a large, diverse collection that includes glass, ceramics, silver and other decorative arts. Ideal candidate will possess vision, energy and drive to acquire comprehensive knowledge of the collections and help develop the collection as an extraordinary community and cultural resource. Employee will have secondary responsibilities assisting with exhibition development and creation. The position is consistently involved in a variety of projects that require professional judgment, discretion and a high degree of independence. The employee must be able to maintain effective communication with staff. Minimum requirements for the position are: Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree in an applicable major (Master's Degree in Museum Studies preferred); two years of professional curatorial work, and a valid Wisconsin Driver's License. The wage range for this position is $1,914 - $2,187.75 bi-weekly, plus excellent benefits. To complete an application visit http://agency.governmentjobs.com/oshkoshwi/ Applications need to be received by 4/16/14. EOE, M/F/H

(Posted 4/1/14)

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Image of a star MUSEUM EDUCATOR
Robert R. McCormick Museum at Cantigny Park, IL

Reports to: McCormick Museum Director

Compensation: Mid-$30K, non-exempt

Principal Functions
Develops the McCormick Museum's education initiatives for formal group programs and informal drop-in activities; serves teachers and students through partnerships, curriculum and lesson plan development and school programs; facilitates distance learning and outreach to administrators, educators and students and serves as an education advocate by incorporating national and state educational education goals into programs, exhibits and school tours.

Responsibilities
  1. Develops and fosters relationships with teachers, school districts, and education leaders to develop lessons for in-gallery programs that align with state education standards.
  2. Develops and administers curriculum and common core based school programs and tours for student groups and collaborates with Tour Coordinator on Tour Guide training to administer these programs.
  3. Develops and implements measurements of effectiveness for school tours and programs. Uses results to recommend modifications, make adjustments, and improve the visitor experience.
  4. Develops and manages and pre- and post-visit materials for teachers/school programs, ensuring teacher/school educational resources are closely tied to Robert R. McCormick.
  5. Maintains records of school visits including attendance data and visit day experience.
  6. Creates drop in programs for other museum visitors and collaborates with Tour Coordinator on Tour Guide training for these activities.
  7. Collaborates with Cantigny and First Division Museum educators to develop and evaluate school and group education programs.
  8. Develops and evaluates out-reach programs for school and adult groups including hands-on classroom materials
  9. Promotes supporting resources provided by the McCormick Foundation Civics Program, McCormick Foundation grantees, and relevant external organizations to help educators integrate a McCormick Museum program into their classroom curriculum.
  10. Creates and maintains hands-on education collection and incorporates material into museum tour program and outreach/loan program
  11. Other duties as assigned.

Requirements
  1. Bachelor's degree in museum education, museum studies, education, history, political science or related field required. Master's degree in Museum Education desired.
  2. At least 3-5 years experience in museum education, classroom teaching and/or conducting educational programs with direct experience creating and developing such programs desired.
  3. Preferred experience working in an informal learning environment, such as a museum, with 3rd through 8th grade students.
  4. Excellent organizational, interpersonal, public speaking and writing skills; knowledge of learning styles, developmentally appropriate educational practices and state education standards; experience working with school-age and adult audiences; strong ability to work collaboratively.
  5. This position requires work hours outside of normal business hours; must be able to work evenings and weekends as necessary.
  6. Must be mobile on stairs, able to climb stairs repeatedly and lift 25 lbs.
  7. Computer literacy required including proficiency with Microsoft Office products (Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint)

About the Robert R. McCormick Foundation
The Robert R. McCormick Foundation is a nonprofit organization committed to fostering communities of educated, informed and engaged citizens. Through philanthropic programs, Cantigny Park and museums, the Foundation helps develop citizen leaders and works to make life better in our communities. The Foundation was established as a charitable trust in 1955, upon the death of Colonel Robert R. McCormick, the longtime editor and publisher of the Chicago Tribune. The Robert R. McCormick Foundation is one of the nation's largest foundations, with more than $1 billion in assets.

About Cantigny Park
Located in Wheaton, Illinois, Cantigny Park is the former home of Colonel Robert McCormick, longtime editor and publisher of the Chicago Tribune. Cantigny Park is home of the McCormick Museum, First Division Museum, spectacular gardens, picnic grounds, nature trails, a Visitors Center with banquet and dining facilities, educational and recreational programs, a championship golf course, and much more. Explore Cantigny at www.cantigny.org.

About the Robert R. McCormick Museum
The McCormick Museum is a historic house museum interpreting the life and legacy of Colonel Robert R. McCormick (1880-1955), longtime editor and publisher of the Chicago Tribune. It is located at Cantigny, the Colonel's 500-acre Wheaton (Illinois) estate that he left as a gift to the public.

To Apply
By April 28, 2014, send cover letter, resume and one description or example of an in-museum program developed for a school audience to: dgutenkauf@cantigny.org

Diane Gutenkauf, Director
Robert R. McCormick Museum
1s151 Winfield Rd
Wheaton IL 60189

(Posted 3/26/14)

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Image of a star ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
Wisconsin Historical Museum, WI

Job Announcement Code: 14-01284

Location(s): Wisconsin Historical Society Museum on the Capitol Square in Madison, Wisconsin

County: Madison, Wisconsin is in Dane County

Classification Title: Assistant Director

Job Working Title: Museum Deputy Director

Type of Employment: Full-Time (40 hours/week). There will be some evening and weekend hours for this position.

Salary: Starting salary is $22.247 to $36.708 per hour depending on experience and qualification, plus excellent benefits ($46,451 to $76,646 annual salary). This position is in pay schedule and range 81-03. A one year probationary period will be required.

Contact: Brian Schroeder, Human Resources Specialist, Telephone: 608/264-6409; Fax: 608/264-6415; E-mail BrianL.Schroeder@wisconsinhistory.org

Bargaining Unit: Non-represented

Area of Competition: Open

Deadline to Apply: Completed online applications materials must be received by 11:59 p.m. Monday, April 21, 2014.

Introduction:
The Wisconsin Historical Society Museum is located on the Capitol Square in Madison, Wisconsin. For additional information, please see the website at http://wisconsinhistory.org

Job Duties:
To view a copy of the position description and job duties for the Assistant Director position at the Wisconsin Historical Museum please go to wisconsinhistory.org or the State of Wisconsin, Department of Employee Relations. WiscJobs website

Special Notes:
  1. A criminal background check will be conducted prior to an offer of employment to determine if the circumstances of any conviction may be related to the job.
  2. Verification of academic degrees will be conducted prior to an offer of employment.

A Well Qualified Candidate Will Have:
  • Master's Degree
  • Experience with a high level of fiscal responsibility.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills.
  • Excellent writing skills.
  • Ability to work both collaboratively on a team as well as independently
  • Professional work experience in a museum or similar cultural institution.
  • Experience in developing and managing a budget.
  • Experience generating earned revenue as a significant portion of the operating budget.
  • Experience leading a team of professionals in the implementation of a long-term master plan, large exhibition, or project plan.
  • Skill and experience in supervising, hiring, training, motivating, and evaluating employees and volunteers.
  • Experience developing and maintaining strong relationships with partner organizations and financial supporters.

Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  1. Advanced knowledge of museum theory, ethics and practice.
  2. Advanced knowledge of museum principles related to operations and museum planning.
  3. Demonstrated knowledge of museum operations through prior experience working in a museum.
  4. Knowledge of administrative and management principles and procedures related to museums.
  5. Knowledge of and skills in effective business practices.
  6. Knowledge of and ability to implement revenue generation methods in a not-for-profit museum or similar organization.
  7. Knowledge of state RFP (request for proposal), contracting, and purchasing procedures.
  8. Knowledge of tourism industry and basic promotion and marketing.
  9. Knowledge of and skills in marketing including advertising, public relations and market research.
  10. Knowledge of, and appreciation for, Wisconsin history.
  11. Excellent interpersonal communication skills and ability to develop, strengthen and maintain relations with numerous people and organizations.
  12. Strong oral and interpersonal skills.
  13. Strong ability to operate word processing, spreadsheet, web browsing and e-mail software.
  14. Strong ability to write clearly and concisely.
  15. Experience in supervising, hiring, training, motivating, and evaluating employees and rectifying performance issues.
  16. Ability to "manage under fire" to establish work priorities and address problems in crisis situations in a resourceful and skillful manner.
  17. Ability to prepare and manage budgets.
  18. Ability and skills to work as a member of a management team.
  19. Ability to work cooperatively with a wide range of individuals, groups and organizations.
  20. Ability to understand and follow complex written and oral direction and instructions.
  21. Ability to prepare clear, concise and complete analyses, reports and supporting documentation.
  22. Ability to exercise judgment and discretion in applying and interpreting administrative policies and procedures.
  23. Ability to travel independently to various locations throughout the State, the Midwest, and nationally.
  24. Ability to legally operate a motor vehicle from the Wisconsin Department of Administration State Fleet in the State of Wisconsin and to make occasional overnight trips.

How to Apply:
In addition to submitting a résumé, you'll be preparing detailed written responses to 2 online exam questions. You may preview the 2 questions on the WiscJobs website. The total length of your responses should be limited to a total of four pages for the entire Exam. These questions and your responses are considered to be an Examination for this position and will be used to determine your eligibility for this vacancy. Write clearly and concisely and use examples to support your statements when necessary. If you do not answer the questions, your application may be rated ineligible. Since the answers to each question will be scored separately, be sure to provide a separate and complete answer for each question. Do not reference your response to one question as the answer for part of any other questions — each answer should stand alone.

To apply online, visit the Wisc.Jobs. During the application process, you'll be asked to create a login and submit your application materials online by copying and pasting your responses into appropriate fields. Follow the online application instructions below.

If you have a Wisc.Jobs account:
  1. Click "Log In to Apply" at the top of the job announcement and log into your account. When you have logged in, find and view job announcement 14-01284
  2. Click "Apply Now" at the top of the job announcement.
  3. Review your Job Application and make any necessary updates and click "Continue."
  4. Complete the Job Preferences screen and click "Continue."
  5. You will be taken to the first page of the exam. Follow the exam instructions and click "save and continue" at the bottom of every page.
  6. A résumé is required to apply for this position, follow the prompts to create a résumé or to upload an existing résumé and click "Continue."

When you have answered all of the questions, click "Finalize Exam" to submit your application for this job.

If you do not have a WiscJobs account:
  1. Click "Log In" at the top of the webpage.
  2. Click the "Create New Account" button and follow the steps to create a new account.
  3. Click "Apply Now" at the top of screen and complete steps 3 - 5 from above.

Completed materials must be received by 11:59 p.m. on Monday April 21, 2014.

Materials will be evaluated and the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process. Questions may be directed to Brian Schroeder, Human Resources Specialist, Wisconsin Historical Society, 816 State Street, Madison, WI 53706-1482; Telephone 608/264-6409; Fax 608/264-6415; or E-mail at BrianL.Schroeder@wisconsinhistory.org

The Wisconsin Historical Society is an equal opportunity employer.

(Posted 3/25/14)

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Image of a star TRAVELING EXHIBITS COORDINATOR
Wisconsin Veterans Museum, WI

The Wisconsin Veterans Museum seeks a Traveling Exhibit Coordinator to create and travel three exhibits based on its collection. The exhibits will be two-dimensional and thematic. The purpose of the program is to expand awareness of the museum and build partnerships with other institutions, particularly in markets outside of Dane County.

The job duties will include reviewing existing exhibits for re-use, selecting content, conducting research, writing and producing labels and text panels as needed, framing and constructing/ordering a safe transport container for each exhibit. In addition, tasks include contacting and arranging venues throughout the state, producing and distributing marketing material, promoting the program, coordinating logistics, administering loan agreements, providing installation and de-installation assistance at some venues, coordinating with staff at the venue and planning and implementing (but not directly providing or producing) programmatic elements such as public presentations.

The exhibits are expected to travel throughout 2014 with a wide geographic distribution throughout the state. An extension of the program and position through 2015 may be considered.

An ideal candidate will have experience creating exhibits, writing text labels, conducting original research and coordinating with other cultural institutions.

Rate: $14.50-16.90/hour, based on experience. This is a limited term employment opportunity at 20-40 hours a week with a flexible weekday schedule. Work onsite at the Wisconsin Veterans Museum in Madison is required for the majority of the appointment. Occasional travel may be required. The museum will reimburse or provide transportation to and from venues, meals and lodging.

For consideration, please send a cover letter and resume to kristine.zickuhr@dva.wisconsin.gov

(Posted 3/25/14)

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XIBITZ, WI

Immediate full-time opening assisting Museum Producer based in Milwaukee with every aspect of promoting, proposing, contracting, and producing planning, design, fabrication and installation of exhibitions for museums, visitor centers and other related institutions.

Characteristics of the successful candidate will include:
  • Demonstrated understanding of and active interest in Museums and Visitor Centers or other similar institutions.
  • Self-starting and self-motivated — able to initiate and maintain long term efforts in service of developing new projects
  • Demonstrated ability to independently develop proposals on all levels; creative, technical and visual.
  • Excellent and proven written, verbal and media communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to create and maintain a focused marketing effort resulting in sales.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in team environment as well as in a small office.
  • Demonstrated client relationship/service skills

Please provide information succinctly outlining your relevant experience along with a cover letter describing your interest highlighting at least two key points as to why you would be a good fit for the position.

Interested candidates should email information to jmiller@xibitz.com.

Equal Opportunity Employer

(Posted 3/25/14)

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Naper Settlement, IL

The President and CEO will work with the Board to bring about visionary and strategic leadership for the museum; and work closely with the Naperville Heritage Society (NHS) Board of Directors and the Naper Settlement Museum Board. S/He will provide visionary leadership, revenue management, Board relations, external relations/community engagement, and general oversight of operations and staff.

Naper Settlement is in search of a dynamic, energetic, and visionary leader to help propel the mission of the Settlement forward. The next President and CEO will bring a genuine commitment to the community coupled with experienced leadership and an executive level skill set. The ideal candidate will have effective relationship building and interpersonal skills; prior experience in Board leadership and development; prior experience in working with quasi-governmental entities; best practices in institutional management; and a strong financial acumen.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and complete the online application at http://alfordexecutivesearch.applicantstack.com/ x/openings.

(Posted 3/25/14)

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Taylor Studios, Inc, IL

If you want to work in a highly creative and casual environment, this may be the job for you. But don't let the casual fool you. We are serious about what we do and we work hard at it. At Taylor Studios, we create exhibits and experiences that inspire people for museums and nature centers across the country. We are now accepting applications for the entry level position of Associate Estimator. Successful candidates will have a good working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, math skills, and the ability to look at a technical drawing and visualize the physically built product. Duties include processing bid proposals, maintaining pricing and proposal databases, analyzing sales data, and estimating costs on all projects. Organization, attention to detail, the ability to successfully communicate in person and in writing, and a high school diploma are required. Willing to train the person with the right skills and mind set. For consideration, send cover letter and resume to hr@taylorstudios.com or Taylor Studios, Inc, 1320 Harmon Dr, Rantoul, IL 61866.

Taylor Studios, Inc is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

(Posted 3/20/14)

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Taylor Studios, Inc, IL

Love building cabinets, cases, and walls, but dream of adding some variety to your day? Want to add some furniture replica and primitive structure replica building to the mix? Are you looking for us? Because we may be looking for you! Taylor Studios designs and builds inspiring and educational exhibits for museums, nature centers, zoos, and other clients, and we are looking for an experienced woodworker to join our fabrication team. Duties include fabricating cases, cabinets, display panels, exhibit walls, and exhibit sub-structures. Excellent time management skills are essential. Attention to detail is a must. Please send a cover letter, resume, application, and examples of your work to Taylor Studios, Inc., 1320 Harmon Drive, Rantoul, IL 61866 or hr@taylorstudios.com. Applications can be found on our jobs page at www.taylorstudios.com. Taylor Studios, Inc is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

(Posted 3/17/14)

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Taylor Studios, Inc, IL

Know anyone who can build a tree instead of grow one? Or fabricate a landscape instead of relying on Mother Nature? Send them our way, because at Taylor Studios that's what we do. Taylor Studios designs and builds inspiring and educational exhibits for museums, nature centers, zoos and other clients, and we are seeking a skilled artist to join our award winning team to fabricate original subject material including rock walls, ground-forms, trees, and much more! General carpentry, sculpting, fiberglass, painting and welding skills are required. Excellent time management skills and attention to detail are essential. Candidate must be willing to travel 4-8 weeks a year to install exhibits in locations across the country. Please send a cover letter, resume, application and portfolio to Taylor Studios, Inc, 1320 Harmon Drive, Rantoul, IL, 61866 or hr@taylorstudios.com. Applications can be found on our jobs page at www.taylorstudios.com. Taylor Studios, Inc is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

(Posted 3/17/14)

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Image of a star COLLECTIONS AND EXHIBITIONS COORDINATOR
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.

COLLECTIONS AND EXHIBITIONS COORDINATOR
(Please specify "Collections and Exhibitions Coordinator" in subject line if you email your resume)

Reports To: Deputy Director for Collections, Exhibitions and Facilities Management

Basic Work Week: 37.5 Hrs/Wk, 5 days

OVERVIEW
This position will provide administrative support to the Collections and Exhibitions Division.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

Exhibitions Administration
  • Participate in weekly exhibition team meeting (including Manager of Exhibitions, Exhibitions Registrars, and Deputy Director for Collections and Exhibitions)
  • Schedule exhibition team and core team meetings for planning and implementing upcoming exhibitions
  • Create agendas, record minutes, and distribute action items and minutes for exhibition team meetings and core team meetings
  • Create and maintain production schedules for exhibitions
  • Build Nuxeo site for newly approved exhibitions; archive completed Athena projects
  • Organize incoming exhibition proposals, distribute to appropriate staff member, and reply to external institutions with approval or decline letters
  • Assist with marketing IMA organized exhibitions through mailing or emailing exhibition prospectus packets and cover letters.
  • Update IMA touring exhibition websites with prospectus, checklists, images and confirmed venue information.
  • Assist with assembling exhibitions and capital budgets

Collections
  • Handle incoming collection loan requests: create request records, forward to appropriate staff member for decision, and draft initial response letters
  • Maintain roster for Collections Committee members, prepare correspondence for Collections Committee Chairman to Committee members, assist with preparations for quarterly meetings, including producing invitation emails and letters and follow-up phone calls to confirm attendance.
  • Create agendas, record meeting minutes, and distribute action items for permanent collection renovation projects overseen by Deputy Director for Collections, Exhibitions and Facilities Management
  • Maintain project management documents and update budgets for permanent collection renovation projects and special projects

Governance and Finance
  • Review and reconcile monthly budget reports from Finance
  • Assist with assembling capital budget items, organizing quotes and justification forms, and planning for future capital needs
  • Attending board-level Buildings & Grounds Committee meetings, taking minutes, preparing meeting documentation and presentations
  • Provide assistance to Manager of Rights and Reproductions in handling incoming photo shoot applications, corresponding with photographers and issuing single-day, event, and annual passes in compliance with IMA photo policy
  • Coordinate AAM Reaccreditation task force: organize meetings, prepare policy and documentation, track progress of deadlines and tasks.

Assistant to Deputy Director
  • Maintain calendar and appointments for Deputy Director for Collections, Exhibitions and Facilities Management
  • Assist Deputy Director by drafting correspondence and policy documents as necessary
  • Distribute daily mail

General
  • Update TSA spreadsheet; maintain records for bi-annual audit; assist with scheduling training sessions for new hires and recurrent training for staff
  • Coordinate regular maintenance, repair, and special renovation projects at Westerley, the Director's historic residence. Liaise with Director, IMA staff and external contractors to ensure projects are completed smoothly.
  • Handle requests for guest lodging and event set-up at Westerley. Manage calendar of guests, ensure visitors have all necessary information, keys, and contacts for their stay

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 (B.A.) in Art History or related field required; and minimum two years related experience and/or training; Masters degree in Arts Administration or related field is a plus.

OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Excellent organizational, interpersonal, communication and computer skills including word, excel; must maintain confidentiality; strong note taking and proofreading skills; ability to do multiple tasks, prioritize them and work with frequent interruptions; must be detail oriented.

(Posted 3/13/14)

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Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM), Grand Rapids, MI

Seek experienced curator in modern/contemporary art or design, 1850-today. Serve on Leadership Team; oversee 7 staff, $660,000 budget. Accredited, future-minded AAMD museum with $5M budget, LEED-Gold-certified building by Kulapat Yantrasast. Regional-international exhibitions. Director Dana Friis-Hansen is international contemporary-art expert. www.artmuseumgr.org. Video-history: http://vimeo.com/67531183. Job responsibilities, required qualifications, details, how to apply at www.museum-search.com. Nominations welcome.

(Posted 3/13/14)

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City of Elmhurst, IL

This position contributes to an exceptional experience for all visitors to the Elmhurst Historical Museum through the performance of a variety of customer service and administrative tasks. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Curator of Exhibits during weekend hours.

Qualifications
  • Graduation from high school or GED equivalent required. College level coursework in museum studies, history or a related field preferred.
  • Minimum two years' work experience providing customer service. Work experience in a museum, an education setting, or the arts is preferred.
  • Skill in working with the public, meeting new people and collaborating with volunteers.
  • Basic computer proficiency including Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Broad general knowledge and interest in the Elmhurst community preferred. Interest in history a plus.
  • Ability to work on weekends. Ability to occasionally attend a weekday staff function, meeting, or event.
  • Ability to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

Salary is commensurate with experience. Part-time position working Saturday and Sunday from 12:45 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.

Interested candidates are encouraged to apply immediately. Submit completed application and resume online at www.elmhurst.org. Offers of employment are subject to successful completion of a background check and post offer drug screen and physical. Position open until filled.

The City provides equal opportunity and offers reasonable accommodations in all programs and employment.

(Posted 3/12/14)

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Image of a star POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW IN HUMAN HEALTH AND EVOLUTIONARY MEDICINE
Cleveland Museum of Natural History, OH

The Cleveland Museum of Natural History invites applications for a postdoctoral fellow in Human Health and Evolutionary Medicine within the Division of Collections and Research. The Museum is embarking on its Centennial Transformation Project, which will result in new exhibit galleries and research space. As part of this project, a new gallery on human health is being created. The museum seeks a postdoctoral fellow to help develop content and programs in the new human health gallery. Other duties will include managing content and coordinating with the exhibit design firm and a team of scientific advisors. The successful candidate will have a strong interest in public outreach and education and research experience in one of the following areas: 1) evolutionary medicine, 2) environmental health, 3) human biology, 4) human genetics. The principal responsibility of the postdoctoral fellow will be exhibit-related activities, but research time can be negotiated depending on the fellow's research program. The position is for one year, starting July 1, 2014, but may be renewable for a second year.

Applicants for this position should hold a M.D. or Ph.D. in a field related to human health (such as biochemistry, biological anthropology, cellular biology, genetics, immunology or physiology). The applicant should have a broad base of knowledge of human health, and demonstrated success in communicating science to the public is preferred.

The Cleveland region offers many opportunities for collaboration with other leading research programs at nearby institutions including Case Western Reserve University, University Hospitals, the Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland State University, and MetroHealth Hospitals, as well as a vibrant biotech community. The museum itself also offers unique resources such as the Hamann-Todd Osteological Collection, a DNA laboratory, and the GreenCityBlueLake Institute.

TO APPLY
Please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, the names and contact information for three professional references in single PDF file to:

Human Resources
Cleveland Museum of Natural History
One Wade Oval Drive, University Circle
Cleveland, Ohio 44106
Hr@cmnh.org
No phone calls, please.

Screening of applications will begin immediately.

Job Announcement Number: 1412

Posting Date: March 4, 2014

The Cleveland Museum of Natural History is an EQUAL OPPORTUNITY, ADA EMPLOYER and a SUBSTANCE-FREE WORKPLACE

(Posted 3/6/14)

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Image of a star EXHIBIT PROJECT MANAGER — TEMPORARY/PROJECT BASED 2+ YEARS
Cleveland Museum of Natural History, OH

Summary: The Exhibit Project Manager is responsible for coordinating the Museum's exhibition design process throughout all major phases of its expansion and renovation project including schematic design, design development, contract documentation, bidding and award.

The Project Manager will also plan and coordinate transitional projects related to early stages of construction including dismantling of existing galleries, design and production of interim exhibitions, and relocation of exhibition studios.

The Project Manager is also responsible for collaborating with the Director of Exhibits to oversee the successful coordination and delivery of the project, and is expected to develop strong working relationships with team members across the Museum, its design partners, construction manager, and owner's representative to ensure the development of a truly transformational visitor experience.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Project Administration:
  • Build and maintain collaborative project management systems that will serve as the repository and archive for key project information including team members, documents, and schedules.
  • Develop and maintain the overall project schedule in consultation with the entire project team.
  • Develop and monitor project budget; review proposals and invoices from exhibit designers.
  • Prepare reports and presentations for senior management, trustees, and stakeholders.
  • Continually identify and collaboratively mitigates project-wide risks.
  • Supervise the work of approximately 1-3 project support staff.

Project Communication:
  • Schedule and attend key project meetings.
  • Keep team members informed of key meetings, tasks, milestones, and related events.
  • Document project meetings including key issues, action items, and decisions made.
  • Build and maintain awareness of all key communications between internal and external teams.
  • Present project status for senior management and stakeholders.
  • Respond appropriately and expediently to submittals and requests for information from external teams.
  • Identify and resolve conflicts.

Project Planning and Execution:
  • Develop and continually improve upon CMNH internal team/ sub-team composition, resource roles, and overall project workflow.
  • Identify and develop solutions for resource allocation issues.
  • Oversee content coordination and information management between CMNH content teams and design partners.
  • Support coordination of exhibition design with architectural planning and overall public experience.
  • Build and maintain relationships with outside contractors and vendors for needs such as design, fabrication, multimedia productions, and supply and equipment management.

Project Controls:
  • Develop, implement, and manage a design review and approval process for CMNH internal team.
  • Document key meetings, approvals, and decisions.

Other responsibilities:
  • Research, share, and implement the latest trends and best practices in the field as appropriate.

Education and/or Experience:
  • Bachelor's degree from a four year college or university; or five years of progressively responsible project coordination/project management experience/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Proficient in Gantt-capable project scheduling applications such as FastTrack Schedule or Microsoft Project.
  • Knowledge of general budgeting preparation and budgeting for major projects.
  • Proficient knowledge of Microsoft office products to include word, excel and PowerPoint.
  • Proficient in FileMaker Pro 12 or similar database software.
  • Proficient in cloud-based collaborative applications such as Dropbox, Basecamp, Google Apps, iCalendar, Zimbra and related programs.
  • Other Qualifications:
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule which may include evenings and weekends.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and written.
  • Strong problem solving and listening skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail skills.
  • Ability to effectively manage and track multiple projects simultaneously.

TO APPLY
Please send a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to:

Human Resources
Cleveland Museum of Natural History
One Wade Oval Drive, University Circle
Cleveland, Ohio 44106
Hr@cmnh.org
No phone calls, please.

Job Announcement Number: 1410

Posting Date: March 5, 2014

The Cleveland Museum of Natural History is an EQUAL OPPORTUNITY, ADA EMPLOYER and a SUBSTANCE-FREE WORKPLACE

(Posted 3/6/14)

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Image of a star DEPUTY DIRECTOR FOR INSTITUTIONAL ADVANCEMENT
The Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA), 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.

DEPUTY DIRECTOR FOR INSTITUTIONAL ADVANCEMENT
(Please specify "Deputy Director for Institutional Advancement" in subject line if you email your resume)

Reports To: The Melvin & Bren Simon Director and CEO
Basic Work Week: 37.5 Hrs/Wk, 5 days

OVERVIEW
The Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA) is seeking an experienced Deputy Director to significantly expand private support, institutionalize fundraising best practices, as well as organize and drive a significant endowment campaign for one of the country's leading public arts institutions.

IMMEDIATE PRIORITIES and BASIC FUNCTION
The Deputy Director for Institutional Advancement (DDIA) will immediately assess fundraising initiatives currently in process and provide proactive support for such efforts. Simultaneously, the DDIA will work with the museum's CEO to review and enhance existing fundraising and staffing plans. The new DDIA is expected to present an updated, comprehensive fundraising plan to the museum's leadership within 90 days of his/her arrival.

Reporting to the Director and Chief Executive Officer of the IMA, the Deputy Director for Institutional Advancement provides the leadership, management and coordination for the IMA's broad-based individual and institutional fundraising efforts and membership activities. The DDIA devises and implements strategies leading to the museum's increasing self-sufficiency through annual support, major and capital gifts, membership, foundation and government grants, corporate partnerships, planned gifts and special events. To this end, the DDIA will view all the organization's activities, programs, exhibitions, and resources as fundraising opportunities, as well as ensure that major gift fundraising will become a strong, ongoing focus of the development program.

The Deputy Director for Institutional Advancement will review the current fundraising infrastructure to ensure that the organization can respond quickly, effectively, creatively and contextually to long term financial requirements, short term operating needs and to donor interests and opportunities. Long term cultivation of individual and institutional donors, and capture and use of donor information, will be important to the overall success of the fundraising effort. The DDIA will continually upgrade the infrastructure that supports the activities of the team, continually building the capacity and resources for converting members to donors.

He/ she will retain, evaluate, motivate, recruit and inspire a staff of development professionals, shaping a team with the appropriate donor cultivation, individual giving and institutional giving skills and experiences. The DDIA will establish work plans, performance objectives, and goals for each team member and regularly review performance.

The Deputy Director for Institutional Advancement will be a hands-on and deeply involved and strategic fundraiser and is expected to build upon the team of fundraising professionals, growing capacity and enhancing the skills required to achieve the Museum's aspirations. The Museum's Director and CEO and his senior staff, and the Chair of the Board of Governors and members of the board and the curatorial and professional staff expect to be leveraged in fundraising efforts as appropriate. Engagement with curators, affiliate groups and volunteers will be important in leveraging the resources of the department and deepening donor connections to programmatic and curatorial goals. This is a "roll up your sleeves" organization, and the DDIA will help to coach the organization's leaders, staff and board members in how to integrate a fundraising perspective into all aspects of the IMA's exhibitions, programs and operations.

OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES
The Deputy Director for Institutional Advancement will:
  • Thoroughly come to understand the Indianapolis Museum of Art's history, culture, art, programs, personalities, constituencies, properties, governance structure, base of financial support and the short- and long-term funding requirements of all segments of the organization; develop strong relationships with, and secure the trust and confidence of the Director and CEO, the Chair of the Board, the Development Committee, and other members of the staff, board members, and others who are critical to fundraising efforts;
  • In collaboration with the IMA's Director and CEO, continually upgrade the fundraising plan, setting objectives for individual and institutional fundraising and success metrics with the goal of significantly increasing annual unrestricted contributed revenue; planning for and execution of a future major gifts campaign; define staff roles in fundraising, and identify board members that will be actively be involved in fundraising activities; set targets for development and other team members; continually upgrade IMA's fundraising practices and infrastructure to best practices nationally; ensure successful adherence to grant and restricted giving agreements;
  • Be an integral part of the Director and CEO's Senior Leadership Team, sharing responsibility for the IMA's overall financial stability, sustainability and vitality.
  • Work with the other members of the senior leadership team to establish clear standards for stewardship, donor recognition, and institutional sponsorship, with particular emphasis on the proper use of logos, brands, naming and other recognition opportunities;
  • Lead the IMA in association with his/her peer colleagues to determine if the museum's Membership Department should continue to reside within Development, or another area of the institution. Until a decision is made, ensure the effective management and superior outcomes of the Membership Department including maximizing membership and retention of existing members, increased membership loyalty to and involvement in the IMA, and cultivation of members as donors and influencers of donors; oversee the maximization of growth and retention of museum membership;
  • Management of day-to-day fundraising at the museum, including:
    • Undertake direct individual donor solicitations as appropriate with the support of the Director and CEO of the museum, other IMA staff, and members of the board;
    • Work closely with the Director and CEO to develop a strategic plan for his direct individual donor solicitations;
    • Establish an institutional giving program for national, regional and local sponsorships, corporate gifts, foundation solicitations for restricted and unrestricted giving;
    • Aggressively implement a structured program for fostering strong, long-term relationships with targeted individual and institutional donor constituencies;
    • Work with the IMA's important volunteer network to develop special events that boost institutional and individual fundraising efforts, including openings, corporate and private gatherings, and other events celebrating contributions of various donor groups, and marking special milestones for the collection, exhibition schedule and programs of the museums;
    • Specifically strengthen the stewardship and donor recognition program for individual donors, with the objective of developing a life-long planned giving program and establishing intergenerational relationships between donors, their families and IMA;
    • Oversee the involvement, identification, training and support of fundraising volunteers; guide the efforts, and strategies for the key campaign volunteers, board members, community advisors and committees in the solicitation process;
    • Assist in the development of materials that tell the IMA story to donors and individual prospects, ensuring that these materials are segmented and distributed in a targeted, regular, timely and consistent fashion;
    • Collaborate with the Director and CEO of the museum and the financial staff of IMA in the preparation of annual operating plans and budgets, incorporating fundraising projections into the budget of the organization.

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.

IDEAL EXPERIENCE
Candidates should have the following type of experience and qualifications:
  • Significant nonprofit fundraising experience with a sizable institution that includes capital, endowment, annual fund, event and membership elements; experience raising significant funds from individuals, foundations, and business sources; IMA is open to exploring equivalent experience as a board member with an arts organization and strong fundraising/sales experience; knowledge of, and interest in, the world of art and culture is important; an understanding of constituencies in the Midwest would be beneficial;
  • A record of personal success in raising money through major gifts from individuals, businesses, foundations, corporations or the public sector; broad-based knowledge of various development activities including: direct mail, proposal and grant development, planned giving, capital campaigns, event planning and management, direct solicitations, leveraging fundraising databases and support systems for donor segmentation, research and volunteer management;
  • Knowledge of brand marketing, advertising and public relations with specific experience in structuring sponsorships; demonstrated success with establishing stewardship and donor recognition programs that sustain long-term relationships;
  • An understanding of fundraising systems (specifically Raiser's Edge) and how data can be used to manage the fundraising process, enhance donor cultivation and drive fundraising priorities;
  • A track record as an exceptional communicator, in writing as well as verbally; adept at writing proposals, solicitation letters, donor correspondence, and other kinds of material for publication;
  • Demonstrated management skills in motivating, directing and managing staff and consultants, managing organizational change, and coordinating and supporting the fundraising activities of others.

(Posted 2/20/14)

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MUSEUM CURATOR
Big Cedar Lodge / Top of the Rock, MO

Job Summary
The Curator will be responsible for developing and directing all aspects museum operations, including but not limited to: cataloging, tours, preservation, and other activities and initiatives to be developed. Position will ensure a memorable experience for all guests.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Manage day-to-day operations.
  • Assemble and maintain museum catalog.
  • Build/maintain brand standard while developing new offerings for guests.
  • Marketing and Public Relations for the museum.
  • Increase the number of visitors, revenue and sales.
  • Perform other duties as required.

Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in related field or equivalent relevant experience
  • A safe driving record, and a MO Class E driver's license
  • Curator/Museum Management experience required
  • Well connected within the industry
  • Strong leadership experience and skills to communicate and work effectively with all levels of the organization
  • Courteous, professional, and positive
  • Excellent time management skills, organizational skills and the ability to meet deadlines
  • A sense of urgency and commitment to excellence
  • Zealous attention to detail
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment, demonstrating impeccable discretion and sound judgment
  • Self-directed
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proactive in identifying and solving problems
  • A genuine belief in continuous improvement with a willingness to analyze, challenge, and change processes, if needed.
  • Flexible in the face of shifting priorities
  • Proficient in MS Office applications.

For more information, please visit our career opportunities webpage.

(Posted 2/19/14)

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Ohio Historical Society, OH

The Ohio Historical Society is seeking an experienced curator of historical objects in the Museum & Library Services Division.

This position works with the curatorial staff to acquire, manage, research, exhibit and promote historical objects that represent the history of Ohio and its people.
  • Communicates with donors, evaluates potential donations and makes recommendations for new acquisitions.
  • Develops collecting plans for exhibits and subject specialties.
  • Participates in management of the Society's object collections, including evaluating objects for exhibits and loans, ensuring proper handling and storage of objects, and transporting objects.
  • Participates in exhibit planning, design and production.
  • Researches and writes object labels and exhibit scripts.
  • Communicates with Society staff, the general public and the media about collections and exhibits.
  • Provides engaging programs for affinity groups and general public.
  • Supervises volunteers, interns or contract staff as needed.
  • Participates in professional organizations and represents the Society at professional conferences.

Requires a Master's degree in museum studies, public history, history, historical administration or a related field plus a minimum of three to five years' experience working with museum collections. A successful candidate will have the curiosity to learn new skills and welcome new opportunities. Experience managing museum collections documenting the late 20th and early 21st centuries, particularly transportation, technology and popular culture, and knowledge of post-World War II Ohio and U.S. history is highly preferred. Collections management activities require travel to the Society's network of 58 sites and transportation of all types of objects, including large objects such as furniture and vehicles.

Basic skills needed include the ability to communicate orally and in writing with the general public and industry professionals, intermediate level mathematical skills, computer skills, including Microsoft Suite and data base programs, excellent time management, ability to work independently and as part of a team.

Additional skills/knowledge that would be helpful are experience with automated collection records systems, digital photography, environmental monitoring for collections storage and project management. Work takes place in offices, laboratories, collections storage areas and museum exhibit spaces.

For more information or to complete an online application go to: http://www.ohiohistory.org/jobs/currentopenings. Or contact the OHS Human Resource Office at:

800 E 17th Ave.
Columbus, OH 43211-2497
Fax: 614-297-2293
E-mail: applicant@ohiohistory.org

The Ohio Historical Society is an equal opportunity employer. The Ohio Historical Society does not discriminate in its employment on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, ancestry, disability, age, and veteran status, or on any other basis that would be in violation of any applicable federal, state or local law.

(Posted 2/11/14)

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Image of a star ALPLM EDUCATION DIRECTOR
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum (ALPLM), Springfield, IL

Summary
The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum (ALPLM) in Springfield, IL, combines rigorous scholarship and ground-breaking showmanship to connect the public with the life, times, and legacy of President Abraham Lincoln. The museum serves local, state, national, and international audiences.

The ALPLM is seeking an energetic and experienced Director of Education (Senior Public Service Administrator Option 1) to lead the institution's educational programs and initiatives and serve as a key member of the senior management team. The Director of Education will provide leadership and vision to create and implement engaging educational offerings that foster lifelong learning. The scope of responsibilities includes school programs, teacher engagement, public programs, special events, civic engagement, online resources, on-site children's area, and partnerships with other educational institutions and organizations. The Director of Education will work collaboratively both within the institution and with external partners and constituencies.

Responsibilities
Develops an education program strategy, and plans and executes a wide range of educational programming for diverse audiences.

Ensures educational programs are aligned with educational standards and best practices in museum education. Collaborates with the exhibition division and others to determine exhibit content and link content to current educational standards and best practices.

Works in collaboration with other members of the ALPLM senior management team to develop educational programs related to the ALPLM's permanent and changing exhibitions and extensive collections related to Illinois history.

Identifies, develops, and maintains relationships and facilitates ongoing communication with academic institutions, K-12 educators, civic organizations, public and private organizations, and other educational organizations and institutions.

Maintains a strong, visible profile for the ALPLM within the teaching community.

Serves as an effective spokesperson for the ALPLM to educational and academic communities and civic organizations.

Oversees the children's area in the museum.

Identifies opportunities to leverage innovative technology to achieve educational goals and objectives.

Supervises education staff and administers all aspects of the Education Division.

Develops budgets and oversees expenditures of the Education Division.

Identifies opportunities to seek outside grants to support educational initiatives and facilitates development of grant proposals.

Evaluates and implements best practices for museum education; informal learning and audience evaluation; instructional methods and teaching techniques, organizational planning, and educational standards and principles.

Must have strong leadership and communication skills and the ability to work in a collaborative team environment.

Must be able to serve as an effective spokesperson on behalf of ALPLM.

How to apply
Submit a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information for three references to Dawn DeFraties, IHPA HR Director; 313 S. 6th Street; Springfield, IL 62701; (217) 785-7948; or via e-mail at Dawn.DeFraties@Illinois.gov. For full consideration, applications must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 28, 2014.

Salary
Salary range is $50,000 - 80,000, depending on qualifications and experience. This is a full-time, State of Illinois, non-bargaining unit position that includes paid vacation, sick time, and generous benefits.

Requirements/Qualifications
BA or BS is required, with extensive course work in museum studies and administration, curriculum development, history, teaching and/or education. A post-graduate degree is preferred.

Minimum of three years of progressively responsible experience is required in teaching and/or education administration, particularly in the areas of early childhood development and youth education or museum education. Direct experience in a museum or related informal education setting is preferred.

Must have a minimum of two years experience supervising subordinate staff.

Two years of experience in seeking and administering grants is required.

For more details and a complete list of job duties and requirements, go to:
ALPLM Education Director Job Posting

(Posted 2/11/14)

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Image of a star EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo, MI

BACKGROUND
The Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, founded in 1924, is the major cultural institution in a city known for its receptivity to and support for a large and varied group of arts organizations. KIA's current 70,000 s.f. facility includes exhibition galleries, classrooms for the Kirk Newman Art School as well as an art library, auditorium, sculpture garden, administrative offices and art collection storage. The Art School provides classes for 3000 students of all ages in disciplines from painting and photography to ceramics and fiber and also teaches creative writing and foreign languages. The KIA's permanent collection of 4300 objects emphasizes American art and European and American prints and photographs, and includes an impressive Pre-Columbian collection, an expanding Tiffany collection and a recently created gallery for Asian art. The Museum has an active Education Department serving the neighboring communities and school districts.

The Kalamazoo Institute of Arts operates with a budget of $3.5 million and a staff of 31 full- and part-time employees, a $25 million endowment, 2,400 members, and a 33-member Board of Directors.

THE POSITION
The Executive Director reports to the Board through the Chair. The position's primary responsibilities are to provide strategic planning, financial stability and programmatic excellence; leadership in program development and, with staff and Board, in fundraising and outreach activities; be the Institute's most visible advocate and public spokesperson; and build relationships with the community at large and all stakeholders.

The Executive Director will have a minimum of ten years of senior experience gained in an art museum or other appropriate arts institution with previous experience working with Boards of Directors and comparable budget and employee management experience. Master's Degree in a relevant field is required.

Address all inquiries and recommendations in confidence to executive search team:

Freda Mindlin or Nancy Kaufman
Opportunity Resources Inc.
196 E. 75th St., Ste. 14H

New York, NY 10021
212-744-4409

(Posted 2/6/14)

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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
St. Joseph Museums, MO

Executive Director for St. Joseph Museums. Degree in Museum Studies or Public History (Masters preferred) and/or equivalent experience in museums. The successful candidate must have demonstrated knowledge of standards and best practices for museums and non-profits. See www.stjosephmuseum.org for details. Apply to St. Joseph Museums, Attn: Search, P.O. Box 8096, St. Joseph, MO 64508

(Posted 2/3/14)

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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Great Lakes Children's Museum, MI

Great Lakes Children's Museum is an educational, interactive museum dedicated to inspiring young children and the adults in their lives to learn through play. Great Lakes Children's Museum is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and serves a five county area, as well as visitors from other areas. The museum offers dynamic, hands-on exhibits and programming to engage visitors and invite them to explore and learn. In addition, the museum offers outreach through a variety of free and discounted programs for schools, daycare centers, and community groups.

Great Lakes Children's Museum seeks an experienced Executive Director to lead the museum into its next phase of development, which will include the construction of new exhibits along with expanded programming, major gifts fundraising, and operations management. The Great Lakes Children's Museum also has an expansion plan in partnership with the Discovery Center at which the museum is located.

Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree required. Master's degree in relevant field strongly preferred.
  • Must be able to demonstrate a successful record of cultivating and securing significant gifts. Experience leading a multi-million dollar capital campaign strongly preferred.
  • Five years, minimum, experience of executive level leadership.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work with the media.

Interested candidates should view the full job description and submission information at www.greatlakeskids.org.

(Posted 1/24/14)

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Image of a star GUEST ENGAGEMENT INTERPRETER (SEASONAL PART-TIME APRIL THROUGH OCTOBER)
Conner Prairie, IN

Position: Part-time

Complete job description and to apply: On-line applications only at http://connerprairie.hirecentric.com/pages/welcome/

JOB PURPOSE: To provide engaging experiences to the public by working in one of Conner Prairie's interpretive areas either in a costumed character role (1st person) or non-costumed (3rd person) position.

NATURE AND SCOPE OF THE POSITION: The Guest Engagement Interpreter provides Conner Prairie's audiences with unique and engaging experiences in each of the historic areas. The position will engage guests with hands-on activities, presentations of various historic skills, crafts, games, and other activities, involving the public in realistic historic scenarios as specified by area. This is a part-time, seasonal position. Regular weekends and holidays are required. Employment will occur only during Conner Prairie's regular operating season (March 27-Nov 2); Minimum of 2 days/Maximum of 5 days.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Facilitate hands-on activities in interpretive areas
  • Interact with the public using historically accurate and engaging techniques
  • Communicate with the public about the people, culture, and animals of the past and science
  • Assist with school group and other youth activities, both on-site and outreach offerings
  • Adheres and supports Conner Prairie's Mission, Values Statements and Code of Conduct
  • May supervise youth volunteers
  • Other duties as assigned; not limited to those within the scope of this position

(Posted 1/22/14)

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Image of a star HISTORIC TRADES INTERPRETER (BLACKSMITHING & WOODWORKING)
Conner Prairie, IN

Position: Part-time

Complete job description and to apply: On-line applications only at http://connerprairie.hirecentric.com/pages/welcome/

POSITION PURPOSE: To provide engaging craft and trades experiences while serving as an interpreter in Conner Prairie's experience areas.

NATURE AND SCOPE: The Historic Trades Interpreter provides all audiences with unique engaging craft and trade experiences (blacksmithing & woodworking). Person will serve as an interpreter in Conner Prairie's craft and trades areas in 1836 Prairietown. The Interpreter will also take part in implementation of all craft and trade activities and programs. This is a part-time position, with employment between March 10 and October 31. Frequent weekend and holiday work is required.

PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Work in one, or more of the designated trades areas within Conner Prairie's historic areas
  • Be trained in one, or more, of the following areas: woodworking & blacksmithing
  • Facilitate craft and trade experiences within Conner Prairie's experience areas, classrooms, and trade areas
  • Take part in the implementation and execution of trades and craft experiences at Conner Prairie
  • Adheres and supports Conner Prairie's Mission, Values Statements and Code of Conduct
  • Other duties as assigned; not limited to those within the scope of this position

(Posted 1/22/14)

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Image of a star HISTORIC SKILLS INTERPRETER
Conner Prairie, IN

Position: Full-time

Complete job description and to apply: On-line Applications only at: http://connerprairie.hirecentric.com/pages/welcome/

POSITION PURPOSE: To provide engaging experiences while serving as a costumed 1st person facilitator and or interpreter in an historic area.

NATURE AND SCOPE: Historic Skills Interpreter provides Conner Prairie audiences with unique and engaging experiences. The interpreter will work in both a 1st person setting portraying a fictional character from the past, or a 3rd person role in modern clothing. Historic Skills Interpreter should possess skills in one or more of the following areas: gardening, textiles, blacksmithing, food preservation, cooking and woodworking. They will engage guests through hands-on crafts, games and other activities as specified by each area. They will assist managers and supervisors in coordinating and providing guest experience, training, mentoring and planning.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Implement guest experiences centered around historic skills
  • Facilitate hands-on activities
  • Interact with the public using Opening Doors engaging techniques
  • Participate in special programs as needed
  • Activities may be both indoors and outdoors. Activities may involve handling tools, being around open flame, and heat, handling chemicals, and liquids
  • Work well with adult and youth volunteers
  • Serve on an interdisciplinary team
  • Adheres and supports Conner Prairie's Mission, Values Statements and Code of Conduct
  • Other duties as assigned; not limited to those within the scope of this position

(Posted 1/22/14)

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Image of a star EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Goodhue County Historical Society, MN

The Goodhue County Historical Society is seeking a dynamic, energetic Executive Director to provide leadership, vision and oversight while advancing community engagement and donor involvement with the Society.

The Goodhue County Historical Society is the oldest county historical society in Minnesota. The Society's History Center is a 28,000 square foot facility situated on park-like bluff lands overlooking historic downtown Red Wing, the boathouse village, and the Mississippi River Valley. The Goodhue County History Center collection encompasses approximately 250,000 historic artifacts including objects, paper documents, clothing, and photographs relating to the Goodhue County area.

The Executive Director's priorities will be to:
  • Act as the "public face" of the Goodhue County Historical Society by being the spokesperson, along with the Board of Directors and others as needed, for the Society.
  • Professionally promote the Society by establishing sound working relationships with government and community organizations, other historical preservation organizations, as well as individual, corporate, and other funding entities.
  • Provide leadership, in conjunction with the Board of Directors, in developing long and short-term programs; organizational and financial strategies and goals; and suggesting and carrying out plans and policies authorized by the Board in a timely and effective manner.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of significant developments and trends in museum management, ensuring that the Society maintains best practices and highest standards in all areas.
  • Maintain and improve donor relations, increase memberships, obtain grants, and coordinate fundraising efforts to create a fully sustainable financial position.

Required qualifications include, but are not limited to:
  • A Bachelor's degree in History, Historical or Museum Management with a minimum of three years experience operating within a non-profit environment is required. An advance degree in History, Museum studies, Public History or a related field and a minimum of three years experience directing a non-profit organization is desirable.
  • Documented successful experience in significant fundraising.
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to prioritize multiple tasks while achieving a high degree of accuracy.
  • A solid understanding of finance, marketing and organizational development.
  • Proficiency in Windows based computer usage, particularly with Microsoft Office programs, PastPerfect museum software and QuickBooks financial management software.
  • Strong management, interpersonal communication, and team-building skills.

This position will remain open until filled. To apply please submit a cover letter of interest, a full resume, contact information for three references and expected salary range. Please email them to director@goodhistory.org

The Goodhue County Historical Society reserves the right to conduct a complete background check on successful candidates prior to making a formal job offer.

(Posted 1/15/14)

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Loyola University Museum of Art (LUMA), Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, IL

The Loyola University Museum of Art is a museum with an interest in education and educational programming. The Loyola University Museum of Art reflects the university's Jesuit mission and is dedicated to helping men and women of all creeds explore the roots of their own faith and spiritual quest.

Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Arranges for the shipment, including insurance, of incoming & outgoing loans; performs registrar duties as needed.
  • Examines incoming artwork and creates & sends condition reports to lenders to verify the condition of the artwork received.
  • Drafts and submits loan requests for exhibitions.
  • Writes didactic wall labels and handouts and creates educational slideshows and presentations.
  • Performs research and gathers information for current and future exhibitions; assists with responding to questions.
  • May assist with art design and installation for exhibitions.
  • Maintains collection records and files.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.

Requirements:
Bachelor's degree in Art History or museum studies and 2 yrs. related experience required; broad knowledge of art history and world art; knowledge of museum studies and operations; knowledge of curatorial practices.

Qualifications:
  • Must be detailed in record keeping.
  • Strong organizational and written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work well as part of a team.
  • Must be able to travel as a courier to other cities if needed.
  • Must complete certification courses.

Loyola University Chicago is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer

(Posted 1/9/14)

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Taylor Studios, IL

At Taylor Studios, our company uniform is JEANS!!! Our in office dog is named Inka and the cat (sometimes scary!) is Plyboo. Yes, it's creative, artistic and fun around here, but we also follow carefully defined processes and procedures as we interpret, design and build exhibits to inspire people.

We are accepting resumes for an entry-level Exhibit Designer to help us execute exhibit designs for museums, nature centers, and many other projects. Successful candidates will have experience in drafting and 3-D design. A working knowledge of CAD, Sketch Up, InDesign, and other design software is strongly recommended. Must haves include a great attitude, top notch communication skills, a strong will to succeed, an eagerness to learn and a demonstrated ability to be a solid, collaborative team player. Candidates must be detail oriented and able to work quickly. Bachelor's degree in Design, Theater, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, or related field is required. Visit www.taylorstudios.com for more information.

For consideration, send cover letter, resume and portfolio samples to hr@taylorstudios.com or 1320 Harmon Drive, Rantoul, IL 61866. Equal Opportunity Employer

No phone calls please; Local candidates only.

(Posted 1/8/14)

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National Museum of the Great Lakes, OH

Position Description Summary:
The Director of Operations (DOP) manages the day-to-day on-site operations of the National Museum of the Great Lakes. Specifically, the DOP insures operational excellence through effective oversight of the organization's human resources and financial systems. The DOP manages a support staff team of five employees and directly oversees overall financial management of a $1,000,000 plus operational budget.

Position Status: Full-time Salaried

Strategic Duties
  1. The DOP manages the day to day operations of the National Museum of the Great Lakes in Toledo, Ohio.
    • Insures appropriate staffing levels are both maintained and effective in achieving the desired experience for visitors.
    • Supervises and insures the integrity of daily financial actions including data entry, accounts payable, payroll, accounts receivable, donor entry and deposits.
  2. The DOP manages the short term operations of the National Museum of the Great Lakes
    • Staffs the Finance Committee of the Board of Directors.
    • Staffs the Human Resource Committee of the Board of Directors
    • Provides necessary financial reports to the Finance Committee and the Executive Director as needed.
    • Conducts quarterly assessments of human resource capital and provides said reports to the Human Resource Committee and the Executive Director as needed
    • Collaborates with other professional staff to monitor and manage budgets across organizational mission.
  3. Collaborates with staff, board and external elements to insure the effective management of annual and longer term strategic objectives.
    • Collaborates with professional staff and board to organize, implement and monitor the annual budget.
    • Collaborates with external contractors to complete an annual audit.
    • Collaborates with external contractors and board to report on and to direct organization's endowed assets.
    • Collaborates with Executive Director and board to annual assessments of human resources.
    • Collaborates with professional staff and board to monitor relevant elements of Strategic Plan

Specific Duties and Expectations
  • Assist in the establishment of the operational systems, processes and policies in support of organization's mission and long term operational excellence.
  • Supervise non-management team staff.
  • Play a significant role in long-term planning, including an initiatives geared toward operational excellence and financial stability.
  • Oversee overall financial management, planning, systems and controls.
  • Develop, maintain and monitor all fundraising and accounting systems and procedures capturing all pledges, billings and receipts.
  • Organize and maintain fiscal documents.
  • Participate in regular meetings with Executive Director and Treasurer on fiscal matters.
  • Oversee monthly and quarterly assessments and forecasts of organization's financial performance against budget, financial and operational goals.
  • Oversee short and long- term financial and managerial reporting.
  • Monitor organizational cash flow.
  • Manage grant contracts and reimbursement requests.
  • Administer all aspects of payroll and employee benefits and organizational insurance.
  • Ensure that Accounting Department requests are resolved and communicated in a timely manner to internal and external parties.
  • Develop long-range forecasts and maintain long-range financial plans.
  • Oversee preparations for the annual outside audit.
  • Specific duties will evolve and change as the organization moves toward fulfillment of strategic goals and objectives.

Qualifications
  • Four Year College or University Degree or equivalent experience
  • Demonstrated leadership and vision in managing staff groups and major projects or initiatives.
  • At least three years of experience in finance/bookkeeping
  • Strong background in financial management
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a collaborative management style.
  • Budget development and oversight experience
  • A demonstrated commitment to high professional ethical standards and a diverse workplace.
  • Knowledge of tax and other compliance implications of non- profit status.
  • Excels at operating in a fast pace, community environment.
  • Ability to challenge and debate issues of importance to the organization.
  • Ability to look at situations from several points of view.
  • Delegate responsibilities effectively.
  • Excellent computer skills and proficient in Excel, Word, Outlook, and Access.

References: To be provided by the candidate at the request of the National Museum of the Great Lakes.

Background Checks: The National Museum of the Great Lakes will conduct thorough background checks on candidates who interview for the position.

Salary and Benefits: The National Museum of the Great Lakes will offer a competitive salary and benefit package commensurate with the candidate's education and experience.

To Apply: Please email your cover letter and resume (please use subject line — Director of Operations) to the National Museum of the Great Lakes or mail to:

National Museum of the Great Lakes
P.O. Box 8218
Toledo, Ohio 43605

(Posted 12/30/13)

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Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis, IN

Position: Public Scholar of Design

Rank: Assistant Professor

Salary: Commensurate with experience and qualifications

Appointment: Beginning August 2014

Application deadline: Preference given to applications received by JANUARY 9, 2014

Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Assistant Professor, Public Scholar of Design.

This faculty position is a tenure-track appointment in the Herron School of Art and Design with joint responsibilities in the IU School of Liberal Arts, Museum Studies Program. Candidates must have the academic qualifications and achievements consistent with an appointment as an assistant professor in the Herron School of Art and Design, Department of Visual Communication Design.

Responsibilities of the Public Scholar of Design.

The primary responsibilities of the faculty member are to:
  • Teach two courses (or 10-15 contact hours) per semester of the academic year.
  • Involve, teach, mentor, and inspire students in the application of his or her expertise in museums, galleries, and public spaces through design projects.
  • Develop collaborative opportunities with community partners and institutions to involve undergraduate and graduate students in meaningful ways in public scholarship such as publications and exhibit planning and other experience design projects.
  • Contribute to the Visual Communication Design Department and Museum Studies curricula through teaching and course development in areas such as theory and practice of visual communication and experience design including classes in topics such as exhibition planning and design, designing people-centered experiences, visual research, visual communication design, environmental design, interior design, or 3-D design.
  • Pursue personal research/creative activities in accordance with university, campus, and department tenure and promotion guidelines.
  • Serve on school and university committees.
  • Collegial and active collaboration with faculty and administration in curriculum and project development.

Qualifications:
  • Requires a terminal degree in candidate's field of study (M.F.A. or PhD). Candidates pursuing the Ph.D. who have completed all course work and are now working on their dissertations may apply. The tenure-track contract will stipulate conditions for reappointment pending completion of the Ph.D.
  • Requires expertise in and specialized knowledge in one or more of the following: exhibition planning, exhibition design, experience design, environmental design, interpretive planning, interaction design, visual communication design, visual research, museum studies, and interior architecture. Experience in screen-based design is desirable.
  • Successful candidates should have a professional practice focus to their teaching and scholarship. Priority given to candidates with a background in the area of Exhibition Planning and Design.
  • University level teaching experience is preferred.
  • Experience working in a museum setting or with museum-based projects is preferred.
  • Requires leadership and communication skills to build partnerships with institutions and the community.

The Role of the Public Scholar
The visionary, collaborative, and innovative nature of this position will require the faculty member with expertise in their discipline to work on interdisciplinary projects with students. Candidates must be skilled in the application of their scholarship, and able to involve, teach, mentor, and inspire students in their public scholarship and civic engagement. They must have the sensitivity to understand and work across organizational cultures and boundaries, and they must have the leadership to build bridges among institutions.

Starting Date
August 1, 2014

Applicants should submit:
  • Letter of application.
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Three letters of reference
  • Visual documentation of professional projects including exhibition design or other visual design solutions
  • Sample/s of writing (scholarly, critical, or grant writing preferred)

In order to apply please create a guest account at https://ams.iu.edu/guests/GuestHome.aspx then e-mail your login ID (full e-mail address used) to Kim Gibson in Human Resources. Please indicate "Public Scholar Candidate" in the subject line. You will then be added to an IUPUI project site and given directions to upload application materials. No physical mail required.

Please direct questions to:
Kim Gibson, Human Resources

Herron School of Art and Design,
IUPUI 735 W. New York Street,
HR 148 Indianapolis, IN 46202

317-278-9436

About Herron
Herron School of Art and Design, a 110 year old professional art school, joined Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis (IUPUI) in 1969. Herron is fully accredited by NASAD and is the only accredited professional art school in the state. As a thriving urban campus, IUPUI is a leader in community engagement and Herron's Basile Center for Art, Design and Public Life excels in connecting classroom scholarship with regional and community partners. Herron has enjoyed steady growth over the last decade; over 70 Herron faculty now serve 900+ art and design majors in eleven undergraduate and four graduate programs. In 2005 Herron moved to a new 170,000 square foot, state of the art building located on the IUPUI campus and adjacent to the museums of White River State Park, half a mile from the heart of Downtown Indianapolis. For more information about Herron School of Art and Design visit http://www.herron.iupui.edu

About Museum Studies
The Museum Studies program in the IU School of Liberal Arts is an interdisciplinary program whose focus is civic engagement and whose mission is to support the development of self- reflective, skilled, and engaged leaders in the museum field through experiences in and outside of the classroom and to advance the scholarship of museums and their missions. Hands-on learning and community engagement are hallmarks of the program which offers an undergraduate certificate drawing students from a variety of majors, a graduate certificate, and a Master's Degree. Seven faculty, including several appointed jointly in schools across campus, as well as 17 adjunct faculty in related departments and in area museums help students connect concepts, theories, and methods to real-world practice and produce research that advances the scholarship of museums and their communities. The Museum Studies undergraduate program began in 1992 and the graduate program in 2001. It averages 35 undergraduate students and 40 graduate students. For more information about IUPUI Museum Studies Program visit http://liberalarts.iupui.edu/mstd/

Downtown Indianapolis is a metropolitan area of 1.7 million people with a vital and growing cultural community. The campus is earning national recognition as a model for urban higher education in the twenty-first century, committed to serving the needs of both non-traditional and traditional students. For more information about IUPUI, visit www.iupui.edu

Applications received by January 09, 2014 will receive priority review. Position will remain open until filled. The position will begin in August 2014 or optionally January 2015. Salary is based on experience; IU offers competitive benefits, information about which can be viewed at www.indiana.edu/~uhrs/benefits/index.html.

Herron School of Art and Design, IUPUI is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer/Institution. Applications from women and minorities are encouraged. Individuals who require a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in the application process should notify Kim Gibson (contact information above) a reasonable time in advance.

(Posted 12/18/13)

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Michigan Humanities Council, MI

Michigan Humanities Council Job Description

REPORTS TO: Executive Director

STATUS:
Exempt / Full-time / At Will. Employee benefits include cafeteria plan w/flexible spending account, disability insurances, life insurance, and 401(k) deferred compensation plan, sick leave, vacation time, and opportunities for professional development.

SUMMARY:
The Program Officer reports to the Executive Director and is responsible for developing and managing statewide programs including family reading programs, author tours, community conversations, and other cultural programs. The Program Officer will share responsibilities with other staff for public speaking, research, grant writing, fund development, and public outreach. The ideal candidate will be passionate about literature, history and culture, an excellent writer and verbal communicator, and very enthusiastic. Building partnerships with community libraries, colleges and universities, K-12 schools, museums and historical societies are central to this position.

Broad Responsibilities
  • Lead public programming which engages a wide range of individuals, including students, scholars, community leaders, educators, library and museum professionals, vendors, sponsors, members of the general public, with particular attention to engaging diverse audiences and underserved groups.
  • Research, write, and design scholar-vetted, humanities-based program content for public audiences including exhibits, program guides, articles, and teacher resources.
  • Working with other Council staff, develop and maintain a network of partner organizations, including library, K-12 schools, higher education, museum, history and cultural communities.
  • In conjunction with the Executive Director and other staff, lead collaboration with local, state, and national partners to implement Michigan humanities initiatives.
  • Track current trends in humanities scholarship including innovative and effective methods of public programming, as well as digital initiatives which engage remote audiences.
  • Identify new program opportunities and offer recommendations to the Executive Director.
  • Develop program initiatives that address social challenges (i.e. community building, racial equity, placemaking, literacy, education, etc.) through humanities-based public programs.
  • Work with the Executive Director and other staff to develop and manage program budgets.
  • Develop outcome-based assessment tools including audience surveys to effectively evaluate programs and prepare reports that reflect program outcomes and meet sponsor requirements. Track programs data in Council database and other assessment tools.
  • Research, write and submit compliance reports for Council programs and special projects.
  • Provide input and expertise during panel review for Council grant programs as requested.
  • Work with the Executive Director and other staff to create and implement program funding strategies.
  • Work with the Executive Director and other staff to develop and implement effective publicity and promotional campaigns to ensure programs reach intended audiences.

The Great Michigan Read
  • Lead and coordinate two-year statewide humanities-based "ne state, one book" reading program.
  • Working with the Executive Director and other staff, develop and track budget for the program.
  • Maintain familiarity with Michigan authors, publishers, books, and literary programs.
  • Coordinate selection of program's book title, including work with selection committee.
  • Develop program themes, timelines, and implementation strategies.
  • Create resource materials, including materials for readers, teachers, and the general public.
  • Recruit and coordinate interactions with 250+ partner organizations.
  • Develop, schedule, and coordinate author tours and public events.
  • Develop and implement other special public programs, including exhibits and speakers bureaus.
  • Coordinate distribution of book and resource materials.
  • Administer contracts, compile related data, and complete all administrative and compliance reports related to the program.
  • Assist with fund development relating to the program including funding strategies, sponsor recruitment and stewardship, and grant applications.
  • Lead program evaluation and assessment, recommending improvements to the program.

Prime Time Family Reading Time Program
  • Lead and coordinate family reading program in selected communities around Michigan.
  • Recruit, register, and manage training processes for host sites, storytellers, and scholars.
  • Build and maintain a network of program coordinators, storytellers, scholars, parents, students, and supporters to foster support and growth of the program and a statewide culture of family reading.
  • Create resource materials, including materials for readers, storytellers, scholars, and families.
  • Working with the Executive Director and other staff, develop and track budget for the program.
  • Administer contracts, compile related data, and complete all administrative and compliance reports related to the program.
  • Assist with fund development relating to the program including funding strategies, sponsor recruitment and stewardship, and grant applications.
  • Lead program evaluation and assessment, recommending improvements to the program.

Additional Duties
  • Prepare presentation materials in collaboration with the Executive Director and other staff to promote public humanities programs.
  • Work with the Executive Director and other staff to support Council programs and events.
  • Participate in networking and information sharing through the Federation of State Humanities Councils.
  • Review and recommend improvements to policies, procedures, and software.
  • Perform other duties and special assignments at the request of the Executive Director.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Minimum Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree in a humanities field.
  • Minimum 1 year work experience in a humanities field.
  • Demonstrated experience with public programming.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office software.
  • Demonstrated written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative team environment.

Desired / Preferred Education and Experience
  • Graduate degree(s) in a humanities field.
  • Five years of professional experience in a humanities field.
  • Five years of professional experience with public programming.
  • Significant experience with researching, writing, and creating resource materials, including materials for readers, teachers, and the general public.
  • Demonstrated experience with reading and literacy initiatives.
  • Demonstrated experience with literary programs.
  • Familiarity with Michigan authors, publishers, books, and literary programs.
  • Demonstrated experience working with cultural agencies such as K-12 schools, libraries, colleges and universities, museums and other cultural organizations.
  • Experience with the development and implementation of budgets for multi-year projects.
  • Experience with grant writing and fund development with individuals, corporations, and foundations.

WORKING CONDITIONS: Work is performed in an office environment. Job will require travel throughout the state with occasional out-of-state travel. Flexible work schedule with some evening and weekend hours. Must have own transportation.

ACCOMODATION: MHC has the right to modify the duties and functions of this job description based on the needs of the organization.

EVALUATION: This position will be reviewed annually by the Executive Director. A written performance appraisal will be provided, and the employee will be given an opportunity to address the MHC board chair on performance-related issues at the time of the annual review if requested.

JOB DESCRIPTION REVIEW: This job description will be reviewed and updated, if necessary, during the employee's annual review.

FLSA: Exempt Position

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people in this job. The statements are not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel in this position. This job description may be changed and additional duties may be added or assigned from time to time.

The above description does not affect or diminish the at-will status of the employment relationship between the Michigan Humanities Council and its employees.

COMPENSATION PACKAGE:
The starting salary for this position is currently budgeted at $45,000. Employee benefits include cafeteria plan w/flexible spending account, disability insurances, life insurance, and 401(k) deferred compensation plan, sick leave, vacation time, and opportunities for professional development.

For further information about the Michigan Humanities Council visit www.michiganhumanities.org.

The Council is a 501(c)(3) private, nonprofit organization and equal opportunity employer.

HOW TO APPLY:
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter outlining specific qualifications for this position, a current resume, two writing samples, and a list of three professional references to:

Karen Rhodes, Operations Officer
Michigan Humanities Council
119 Pere Marquette Drive, Suite 3B
Lansing, MI 48912-1270
Tel: 517-372-7770
Fax: 517-372-0027

Electronic submission is encouraged to krhodes@mihumanities.org. Review of applications will begin on January 6, 2014 and the position will remain open until filled. The candidate selected is expected to begin employment in February 2014.

(Posted 12/17/13)

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Pentacrest Museums, IA

The University of Iowa (UI) seeks a dynamic and energetic leader to serve as director of the Pentacrest Museums to provide vision, leadership, and oversight of the Museums' curatorial, educational, and public engagement functions.

The University of Iowa Pentacrest Museums are the Old Capitol Museum and the UI Museum of Natural History. Serving as Iowa's first state capitol from 1846 to 1857, the Old Capitol represents the pioneering spirit of Iowa and takes visitors back in time as they step into the beautifully restored building featuring a mix of new gallery spaces and period decorated rooms. The Old Capitol Museum serves as a center of cultural and civic discourse for the State of Iowa.

The Museum of Natural History, the second oldest museum in the United States west of the Mississippi River, has been Iowa's gateway to the global environment for over 150 years. Its mission is to inspire in visitors of all ages understanding and a sense of wonder, discovery, respect and responsibility for our natural and cultural worlds, through exhibits, educational programs and collections, as well as through linkages with UI research and activities.

The director's priorities will be to:
  • Develop, implement, evaluate and direct the Pentacrest Museums strategic vision
  • Increase public engagement with the two museums and Mobile Museum.
  • Direct the fiscal and administrative operations of the museums including creating and monitoring budget, strategic planning, and hiring of personnel.
  • Oversee renovations and capital improvements to the Pentacrest Museums.
  • Maintain legal compliance (federal, state and international).
  • Oversee development of temporary and long-term exhibitions for both museums, as well as a mobile museum.
  • Liaise with faculty, faculty advisory boards, and administration to create interdisciplinary relations on campus.
  • Maintain donor relations, obtain grants and coordinate fundraising efforts with UI Foundation.
  • Direct public relations and marketing activities for the Pentacrest Museums.
  • Promote research and educational activities related to the collections of the Pentacrest Museums.

Required qualifications include:
  • Advanced degree in relevant academic discipline, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 5-7 years of museum leadership experience.
  • Superb strategic planning, writing and editing skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment to promoting a diverse environment.
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills, ability to promote the museums at the university and to engage Iowans statewide.
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to prioritize multiple tasks while achieving a high degree of accuracy.
  • Successful experience in significant fundraising.

Desired qualifications include:
  • Terminal degree in relevant academic discipline, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the evolving role of technology in all aspects of museum practice and promotion.
  • Proven ability to develop a strategic plan to achieve organizational goals.
  • Strong management, mentoring and team-building skills.
  • Demonstrated experience in collections advocacy and understanding of collections management.

Additional information about this position is available through the online job posting using http://jobs.uiowa.edu/ (Reference requisition #63644).

Applications must be submitted through the online system at http://jobs.uiowa.edu/ (reference requisition #63644).

The University of Iowa is an Equal Employment Opportunity /Affirmative Action employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

(Posted 12/11/13)

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Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM)

The Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM) seeks a creative museum leader with expertise in modern and contemporary art and design.

The ideal candidate will possess a sense of adventure and creativity with a sophisticated understanding of art, design and museum curatorial principles and practices. They will have demonstrated experience as a thoughtful risk taker with a record of converting vision into working programs and a track record of inventive exhibitions. They will be familiar with and excited by new technologies, on-line experiences and new fields of study such as digital humanities. They'll be known for their collaborative approach, flexibility, collegiality, and enthusiasm for sharing art, design, and creativity with a varied constituency. They will have superior presentation skills and demonstrate strong leadership presence and willingness to engage and connect with a variety of stakeholders, including the Museum Board, Accessions Committee, colleagues, a diverse set of external partners, and the general public. They will possess the highest ethical standards, and strong leadership skills including: strategic thinking; financial acumen; organizational effectiveness; and a passion for staff development.

Essential Job Functions:
  • Leads the development of a full, balanced and dynamic exhibition program in concert with the Leadership Team and Curatorial staff.
  • Leads the development of the scope and framework of a dynamic collection, its presentation, interpretation, and growth in concert with the Director and Curatorial staff.
  • Organizes original exhibitions and coordinates incoming traveling exhibitions presented at GRAM.
  • Serves as a member of the Museum's Leadership Team, and participates in Executive/Finance Committee and full Board meetings.
  • Plans, develops, implements, and manages approved budgets, and allocation of resources for department as well as other Museum-wide programs.
  • Partners with Advancement Department on donor cultivation and development of grant proposals.
  • Collaborates with Education Department and others on the programing team to ensure alignment of the curatorial vision with the interpretive, guest services, and community outreach goals.
  • Serves as staff liaison to the Accessions Committee of the Board of Trustees on matters related to the collections, providing analysis and recommendations for acquisitions and deaccessioning.
  • Prepares research and responds to requests for information relating to the collection.
  • Provides programming support (lectures, workshops, etc.), as may be required.
  • Collaborates in the preparation of interpretive text for new exhibitions, multimedia scripts, brochure texts, and catalogues.
  • Represents the Museum in professional organizations, the community, regionally, and nationwide to ensure the Museum has a lively and productive relationship with peer professionals and institutions as well as the creative community and the general public.
  • Performs other duties as may be required to support the effective operation of the Museum's Curatorial department.

Applicants should have an advance degree in Art History or a related field with concentration on art or design since 1850, and a minimum of 10 years active curatorial experience with three years management-level museum experience.

Applicants should submit their resume, a one-page narrative describing interest and experience, salary history and expectations, and the names of three references to GRAM's Director of Human Resources at hrR@artmuseumgr.org. Suggestions of candidates are also welcome. Please visit our website at www.artmuseumgr.org for more information about GRAM!

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, GRAM has a strong commitment to diversity.

Interested candidates: please send your resume and cover letter to HR@artmuseumgr.org

(Posted 12/10/13)

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Michigan State University, MI

Michigan State University seeks a dynamic leader with significant museum experience to serve as director of its AAM-accredited science and culture museum. Founded in 1857 as part of the university's land-grant mission, the MSU Museum museum.msu.edu serves university and world-wide academic communities, scholars and public audiences through collections, research, exhibitions, public programs and services. MSU itself began as a bold experiment that democratized higher education and helped bring science and innovation into everyday life. Today, MSU is one of the top research universities in the world and the Museum reflects its broad, multi-disciplinary scope and commitment to excellence.

The new director will advance the Museum's mission of research, scholarship and public engagement, provide sound management and fiscal direction, and balance the unique needs and interests of multiple constituencies. The new director will obtain extramural funding, and strengthen university investment in support of scholarship, technology, education, exhibition and distance learning activities of the Museum. The new director will enhance collaborations among the MSU Museum, other academic units and other organizations where they intersect with teaching, research, exhibits, and public programs.

The MSU Museum has significant science and culture collections that include approximately one million specimens and objects in Anthropology, Natural Science, Folk Arts and History. It is comprised of 30 full and part-time administrative, faculty, curatorial and support staff. The public museum building contains exhibits, natural science collections, and office space. Additional science and culture collections are housed in three other campus buildings. The collections are accessible through multiple national electronic databases. The staff members are engaged in exhibition development, including a traveling exhibition service. They are involved locally, nationally and internationally in research, scholarship, the development of collections and electronic access to collections data. Staff members also work with diverse communities in research and programming. The MSU Museum is a Smithsonian Affiliate, a CITES-registered institution, and a partner with the Michigan Council of Arts and Cultural Affairs in select statewide programs.

The MSU Museum is administered by the Office of the Provost; the director reports to the Associate Provost for University Outreach and Engagement. MSU Colleges of Arts and Letters, Social Science, Natural Science, Education and Agriculture and Natural Resources/Extension provide funding and staff to the museum. The Museum cultivates and maintains interdisciplinary linkages across campus, particularly in college-based programs in the sciences, arts and humanities, and international studies.

The ideal candidate will have:
  • an innovative vision for a multidisciplinary university museum that bridges the Two Cultures
  • extensive executive leadership experience in a museum
  • a proven record of sound administrative and fiscal management, and experience with accreditation and/or best practices in professional museum standards
  • demonstrated success in extramural grants, fundraising and growing membership base
  • evidence of successful collaboration with diverse stake-holders
  • a doctoral degree in a discipline related and complementary to the work and collections of the Museum
  • a significant record of scholarship and research sufficient to be tenured at Michigan State University

For inquiries and additional information, contact the chair of the search committee, Professor Robert Pennock at pennock5@msu.edu.

Position is open until filled. Review of applications will begin on Jan 17, 2014. To apply, please submit a cover letter of interest, a full curriculum vitae, contact information for three references, and three representative scholarly publications through the MSU COMPASS application system located at https://jobs.msu.edu. Search for job posting # 8678.

Michigan State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women and members of minorities are strongly encouraged. Persons with disabilities have the right to request and receive reasonable accommodation.

(Posted 12/4/13)

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Mackinac State Historic Parks, MI

Join the team at Mackinac State Historic Parks this summer — fun full-time summer positions: American Indian Interpreters, Guest Services Representatives, Historic Interpreters, Fort Soldiers, Adventure Tour Guides, Grounds Crew, and Exhibit Tech Intern, Art Museum Intern, Collections Intern and more! Start early May or June through Labor Day (or later), $8.00/hour, paid orientation, park events, affordable housing and more! For details visit www.MackinacParks.com, call Human Resources at 231-436-4100 or email FEGANK@michigan.gov. EOE.

(Posted 12/4/13)

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Image of a star MUSEUM TECHNICIAN III/ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT TO THE MUSEUM DIRECTOR
Illinois State Museum, IL

Work Location:
Illinois State Museum
Spring and Edwards
Springfield, IL 62706-5000

Job Description:
Full time GRF position as Administrative Assistant to the Museum Director. Requires special expertise and skills in a wide range of areas of museum administration and management. Provides professional technical support services for the administration of the Illinois State Museum system. Handles day-to-day business for the Museum Director. Maintains director and other important museum system correspondence, electronic calendars, and records. Reviews and organizes incoming mail. Answers and routes incoming phone calls, electronic and written correspondence, and other inquiries; screens telephone calls and visitors. Arranges appointments and handles travel arrangements. Executes various complex technical assignments as delegated by the Museum Director. Maintains administrative databases; analyzes data and produces reports; enters visitor statistics and other data into electronic databases and maintains VISTA database scheduling of all group visits and ISM events for the ISM-Springfield. Maintains grant and contract database; maintains adjunct staff database and correspondence; maintains mailing label databases for Museum facilities; maintains press clips; maintains monthly and annual attendance records and others statistics and generates reports. Executes various duties and complex assignments that require special expertise, a knowledge base in the museum's disciplines of art, anthropology, natural history, and related interpretive programming; and skills required for the position at the level of an individual with a Minimum of B.A. or B.S. in a relevant discipline (e.g., historical, educational, community or arts management/administration; nonprofit management; museum studies or a discipline relevant to the Museum's mission and this administrative position) and 10 years of experience in a museum or similar institution. Provides assistance with wide range of Museum functions, programs, and events. Responsible for assisting senior staff and supervising subordinate staff, and directing volunteers and interns in fulfilling established technical and/or specialized projects and/or programs. Assists with on-site and off-site program and events management. Takes, transcribes, and distributed minutes from staff and other important meetings. Collates and edits monthly activity reports for all Museum facilities. Prepares correspondence and technical reports. Works independently, with minimal direction. Performs at a level that reflects national standards and best practices of an accredited museum. Follows all relevant state and federal laws and abides by professional museum ethics and the ethics of specific program areas and disciplines. Serves as the liaison to the Illinois State Museum's Governing Board. Coordinates meetings, keeps records, and transcribes minutes for Illinois State Museum Board meetings; maintains and distributes Board lists. Oversees special needs for the main administrative office. Maintains administrative equipment and supplies; and maintains master keys list for Museum facilities.

Qualifications:
Minimum of a B.A. or B.S. in historical, educational, community, nonprofit, or arts management/administration; museum studies; or a discipline relevant to the Museum's mission and the administrative assistant position is required. Ten years of experience in a relevant position in an organization related to the Museum's mission is preferred. Relevant previous employment history and experience in dealing with the public is preferred. Experience and proficiency with wordprocessing, electronic database management, and other office applications are required. Requires specialized knowledge, experience, and skills that relate to museums, including knowledge of the Museum's disciplines of art, anthropology, and natural history and related interpretive programming; knowledge of standards and best practices in museums and related institutions; experience and proficiency with database entry, management, and reporting; e-mail, correspondence, and records management; and liaison interactions with Boards, funders, staff, and the public. Must have excellent oral and written communication and organizational skills. Must be able to work in a professional manner with diverse individuals, simultaneously handle multiple deadlines, take initiative, be flexible, and problem solve.

Salary: Museum Technician III RC-062-17 Monthly Salary Range $4,077- $6,096

Benefits: Generous vacation with personal and sick leave, including 12 paid holidays. State-sponsored retirement, group health, dental, vision and life insurance.

Application: Electronically send cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the names and addresses of three references to:
Human Resource Office, Illinois State Museum
e-mail: cmontgom@museum.state.il.us

For full consideration, submit application by December 15, 2013

Technical/programmatic questions regarding this position should be addressed to Dr. Bonnie Styles, Museum Director, Illinois State Museum, Spring and Edwards Streets, Springfield, IL. 62706-5000. Phone 217-782-7011; e-mail: director@museum.state.il.us

Applicants should note that this position is exempt from the State Personnel Code and is under the Board of Directors of the Illinois State Museum. This is a Bargaining Unit position. The Illinois State Museum does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, age or handicap in compliance with the Illinois Human Rights Act, the Illinois Constitution, Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, and the U.S. Constitution.

(Posted 12/4/13)

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Image of a star MANAGING COORDINATOR
Minnesota Association of Museums, MN

Seeking a passionate and exceptional person to join our team as the Minnesota Association of Museums' first paid staff member! You will be at the center of the Minnesota Association of Museums, a 37 year-old nonprofit organization serving Minnesota's museum community by promoting Minnesota's museums, fostering communication between museums, and providing professional development for museum staff and volunteers.

Job Description
The Managing Coordinator will be responsible for MAM's day-to-day operations, implementing policies and programs initiated by the volunteer Board. The Coordinator reports to the Board President and works closely with the Board and committees. The Coordinator enables MAM to provide:
  • More consistent operations
  • Better products and services
  • Better management and processes

In this position you will:
  • Develop an annual work plan and maintain an accurate, on-going calendar
  • Coordinate MAM programs and services and ensure delivery on commitments. This includes:
    • MAM Annual Meeting
    • 3-4 workshops held across the state (coordinated with statewide partners)
    • Annual Minnesota Museum Month programming
  • Support the efforts of the Board in providing statewide services
  • Maintain accurate records of contracts and legal obligations
  • Develop and/or improve processes and operations of the organization
  • Promote and coordinate membership program
  • Support the Development Committee in fundraising as needed
  • Perform all other duties as directed by the Board

Requirements
  • Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (familiarity with Quickbooks earns extra points)
  • Three to five years' experience managing complex projects
  • Excellent verbal, written, communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure
  • Highly developed organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to interact appropriately with diverse groups of people
  • A sense of humor!

You're good at and enjoy:
  • Working on your own and as part of a team
  • Helping people
  • Staying calm under stress
  • Geeking out over spreadsheets
  • Learning and museums - period!

This is a 50%-time, 12 month appointment with an annual salary of $20,000. Position is annually renewable, dependent on funding and performance. The Coordinator may work from a shared office or from home.

How to Apply
Submit a cover letter, resume, and three references to information@minnesotamuseums.org.

(Posted 12/3/13)

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Image of a star DIRECTOR OF MATERIAL CULTURE
Edsel & Eleanor Ford House, MI

Primary Responsibilities
The Director of Material Culture (DMC) serves as the leader of the Collections Department. This position directs staff and activities that are responsible for research, conservation, presentation, collections care, exhibition planning and implementation, acquisitions, loans, as well as day-to-day management and care of the material culture collection of Edsel & Eleanor Ford House. The DMC manages the physical (storage, handling, access, etc.) and intellectual (records, finding guides, inventories, appraisals, etc.) control of the collection.

This position serves as the leadership for Ford House staff to ensure responsible use and accessibility of the collection in fulfilling the site's education and programming objectives.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES
  • Conducts and manages research on the provenance and historical context of the collection in order to maximize the potential of the collection in furthering the interpretive goals of the site. Including a furnishings plan that documents the presentations of the museum rooms over time. Oversees both the research and object files to ensure accessibility and intellectual depth.
  • Develops, implements and manages policies and procedures for the access, handling and cleaning of the collection. Manages collection care technicians.
  • Responsible for storage and display environments, including climate and pest control, and makes recommendations for improvements of same.
  • Responsible for the creation and maintenance of a comprehensive and accurate record keeping system, including accession logs, photographs, condition reports, inventories, appraisals, loan forms and other documentation relating to the physical description, location, condition and site history of collections and archives owned by or loaned to Ford House.
  • Monitors rights and reproduction of collection images.
  • Coordinates regular appraisals of the collection to ensure accurate values for insurance purposes.
  • Manages conservation efforts, including using condition surveys and inventories to assess and prioritize conservation needs, recommending conservators, and planning and supervising conservation projects. Manages internal conversation efforts and collections care.
  • Oversees interiors of historic buildings on the estates to ensure cleanliness and overall presentation for the benefit of the public and the safety of the collection.
  • Manages exhibition program including concept and content development, associated budgets and timeline supervision. Works in partnership with the Education & Visitor Experience Department as it pertains to program development associated with exhibitions. Oversees all collections on exhibition at the property.
  • Develops, recommends, and manages the department budget in a manner that ensures efficient and effective use of resources.
  • Serves as a resource to Ford House staff as to the provenance, historical context and safe handling of the collection.

TRAINING, EDUCATION, and ABILITIES
  • Bachelor's Degree with major in museum studies, American studies, history, art history or related field; a master's degree is preferred.
  • Three to five years of previous curatorial/collections/registrarial experience in an historic house, museum, or similar organization; management level experience preferred.
  • Extensive knowledge of collections management methodology, processes and procedures.
  • Computer proficiency including working knowledge of computerized database systems, preferably PastPerfect.
  • Excellent interpersonal, writing, speaking, and organizational skills; attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully manage multiple priorities and work well independently.
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully manage and direct a staff of 2-3 people and a corps of interns and volunteers.
  • Collegial approach to the workplace, demonstrated ability to work alongside staff and interact effectively with co-workers, vendors, and the public.

How to Apply
Send resume or completed application to jobsearch@fordhouse.org
Applications are available online at www.fordhouse.org

(Posted 11/12/13)

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Image of a star DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION & PROGRAMS
Edsel & Eleanor Ford House, MI

Full-time, Salaried

BASIC PURPOSE
The Director of Education & Programs provides leadership and management for the Education & Programs Department and takes the lead in conceiving, researching, constructing, delivering and evaluating innovative, high quality learning experiences and opportunities for a broad-based constituency. Responsible for developing and managing comprehensive educational plans (both short and long term) as well as creating and maintaining educational programs that reflect Edsel & Eleanor Ford House's mission and meets the needs of identified diverse audiences.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES
The Director of Education & Programs works with senior leadership to set the vision and goals for the department. (S)he creates, develops, implements, and evaluates on-going innovative educational programs including lectures, workshops, classes, symposia, etc. that appeal to a broad cross-section of the community, support Ford House's mission, enhance its visibility regionally and nationally, and generate earned income. Develops and implements public programs for children and families, including family festivals, workshops, performances, and readings. Plans, develops, implements and evaluates in-school and out-of-school partnerships with school teachers, school administrators, and staff at partner community organizations. Participates in marketing efforts and is responsible for the coordination of the facilities, staffing, and other resources necessary to ensure success.

Actively seeks, develops and maintains cooperative and productive relationships with community resources such as schools and colleges, cultural and arts organizations, historical organizations, etc. and initiates collaborative efforts with these groups to foster and provide expanded opportunities for educational programming and to ensure that educational programs address the needs of a wide range of interests, ages, and developmental abilities.

Recruit, train, and supervise museum educators, interns, and volunteers ensuring that work is performed according to the expectations of management and the standards of the profession. Is responsible for the hiring, training, monitoring and evaluating the work of the department staff and makes recommendations for their compensation.

Works with development department in preparing, tracking, evaluating, and reporting of all education programming grants. Negotiate and manage contracts with teaching artists and consultants. Oversee the efforts of any consultants hired to develop educational programs or resources.

Develops and manages all departmental budgets. Prepare reports of education program attendance including narratives when appropriate.

Participates as required in special projects, programs, and activities and performs related duties as assigned.

TRAINING, EDUCATION, and ABILITIES
  • Master Degree in Museum Studies, American History, American Studies, or Education is required; a PhD is desirable.
  • A minimum of five years of demonstrated experience in departmental management and successful educational program development and implementation is required; professional experience of ten or more years in directly related job duties directly is strongly preferred.
  • Outstanding interpersonal, public speaking, and writing skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and collaboratively with other staff, visitors, and community representatives.
  • Experience in writing and administering grants is desirable.

How to Apply
Send resume or completed application to jobsearch@fordhouse.org
Applications are available online at www.fordhouse.org

(Posted 11/12/13)

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Image of a star CLEANING STAFF/EVENT SET-UP
Edsel & Eleanor Ford House, MI

Full-time

Primary Responsibilities
  • Cleans and maintains Ford House buildings to ensure a pleasant experience for visitors and a safe, clean environment for the collections.
  • Set-up/tear-down for events and exhibits as needed.

Qualifications
  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Demonstrated ability to work well independently and use good judgment.
  • Ability to climb ladders, bend, squat, lift and move up to 50 pounds frequently, exert force up to 100 pounds occasionally, be on feet for several hours at a time.
  • Operates power equipment including power washer, buffing machine, carpet cleaning machine, etc. according to established procedures and in a manner that ensures the safety of persons and objects.
  • Previous custodian experience.

Work Schedule
  • Full-time, must be able to work weekends.
  • Must be able to work evenings and holidays as necessary.

How to Apply
Send resume or completed application to:
Email: jobsearch@fordhouse.org
Fax: (313) 884-4437

Applications are available online www.fordhouse.org

(Posted 11/12/13)


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