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JOB TITLE
INSTITUTION
POSTING DATE
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Frank Lloyd Wright Trust, IL
3/26/15
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Frank Lloyd Wright Trust, IL
3/26/15
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Minnesota Historical Society, MN
3/23/15
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Minnesota Historical Society, MN
3/23/15
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Laumeier Sculpture Park, MO
3/23/15
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Oberlin Heritage Center, Oberlin, OH
3/23/15
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The Henry Ford, MI
3/18/15
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The Henry Ford, MI
3/16/15
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Naper Settlement, IL
3/16/15

University of Iowa Department of Anthropology, IA
3/12/15
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Minnesota Historical Society, MN
3/12/15
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The DuSable Museum of African American History, IL
3/11/15
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Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center, Skokie, IL
3/10/15
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National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library (NCSML), IA
3/10/15
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Missouri History Museum, MO
3/10/15
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Missouri History Museum, MO
3/10/15
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Missouri History Museum, MO
3/10/15
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Missouri History Museum, MO
3/10/15
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Missouri History Museum, MO
3/10/15
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Missouri History Museum, MO
3/10/15
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Missouri History Museum, MO
3/10/15
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Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, MI
3/9/15
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Minnesota Historical Society, MN
3/5/15
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Dorothy Molter Museum, Ely, MN
3/5/15
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Saugatuck-Douglas Historical Society, MI
3/3/15
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The DuSable Museum of African American History, IL
3/3/15
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The Henry Ford, MI
3/2/15
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DuSable Museum of African American History, IL
3/2/15
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Streamwood Park District, IL
3/2/15
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John Michael Kohler Arts Center (JMKAC), WI
2/24/15
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Indianapolis Museum of Art, IN
2/23/15
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Indianapolis Museum of Art, IN
2/23/15
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First Division Museum at Cantigny Park, IL
2/23/15
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Koochiching County Historical Society, MN
2/18/15
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Mackinac State Historic Parks, MI
2/9/15
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The Pleasure Driveway and Park District of Peoria, IL
2/9/15
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Rochester Art Center, MN
2/4/15
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Dubuque Museum of Art (DUMA), IA
1/30/15
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Michigan State University, MI
1/28/15
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The Frazier History Museum, Louisville, KY
1/27/15
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Chazen Museum of Art, WI
1/21/15

The Mariners' Museum, VA
1/21/15

Bass Pro Shops-Top of the Rock Museum, MO
1/20/15
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Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum, IL
1/15/15
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Krasl Art Center (KAC), MI
1/12/15
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Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA), MI
1/6/15
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Canton Museum of Art, OH
12/29/14
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Jewish Museum Milwaukee, WI
12/9/14
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Mackinaw City and Historic Mackinac Island, MI
12/9/14
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Mackinac State Historic Parks, MI
12/9/14
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Mill Creek Discovery Park, MI
12/9/14
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The Eugene Field House, MO
12/4/14
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Minnesota Historical Society, MN
12/2/14
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Minnesota Historical Society, MN
12/2/14
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Indianapolis Museum of Art, IN
12/2/14

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Frank Lloyd Wright Trust, IL

Updated: Jan. 2015
Supervisor's Title: HS Daily Operations Manager or RH Daily Operations Manager
Employees Supervised: None
Classification: Seasonal/part-time (April-October) Non-Exempt X
Location: Chicago, IL and Oak Park, IL

WORK SUMMARY:
Implement successful delivery of daily guest experiences and activities including but not limited to tours, programs, events, administrative support, special use of sites and facility rentals at the Home and Studio, the Rookery and Robie House. Travel to all three visitation sites is required. Weekend and evening hours required to meet the needs of the organization and customer service goals of the department.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
  1. Deliver quality daily guest experiences including but not limited to tours, programs, events, special use of sites and facility rentals at the Home and Studio, Robie House and the Rookery.
  2. Assist in the preparation of the sites for delivery of guest experiences
  3. Participate in and complete the interpreter training program(s), successfully learning to lead tours.
  4. Manage daily audio tour logistics.
  5. As a team member of the Guest Relations Department provide organizational support and back up as coordinated by supervisor.
  6. Provide administrative assistance to Daily Operations Manager at Home and Studio site.
  7. Serve as back-up for Rookery receptionist.
  8. Assist other departments and perform other duties as assigned.
  9. Ensure customer service and safety goals in order to contribute to organizational objectives.
  10. As a team member of the Preservation Trust, demonstrate positive interpersonal skills that promote open communication, respect for all positions, maintenance of confidentiality and success of the organization.

QUALIFICATIONS:
High school diploma or equivalent preferred. Position requires excellent customer service and communication skills. Experience in hospitality, museums, or other service industry with proven results preferred.

ENVIRONMENT:
Central administrative office is accessible and located in Loop historic building; Oak Park and Chicago house museum sites are multi-level work areas not accessible to the mobility impaired. Position requires frequent computer and phone use. Workplace is a smoke- and drug-free environment. Travel to off-site locations necessary. Weekend and occasional evening hours required. Equal opportunity employer.

HEALTH AND SAFETY REQUIREMENTS/INSTRUCTION:
Employees advised on OSHA standards through required signage and administrative updates compliant with federal and state law.

DISCLAIMER:
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.

To apply:
Email resume, cover letter and salary requirements to apply@flwright.org. Reference position title in subject line. Applicants are screened by human resources and resumes of qualified candidates are referred to individual departments.

No phone call will be accepted.

Thank you for your interest in employment with us. The Trust does not accept unsolicited resumes. All open positions with the organization are posted and application instructions are included.

(Posted 3/26/15)

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Frank Lloyd Wright Trust, IL

Department: Administration
Date: March 2015
Reports to: President and CEO
Employees Supervised: Staff Accountant, Accounting Assistant
Classification: Exempt

WORK SUMMARY
Lead financial staff position working as a key management team member of the Trust, providing leadership to the staff in financial matters. The finance function is based in Oak Park, but requires regular visits to our downtown Chicago location in the Rookery.

Manages Trust functions for the receipt, disbursement and protection of cash, of assets and investment of funds. Responsible for recording, reporting, controlling and analyzing the finances and taxes of the Trust. Trains and supervises finance department staff. Ensures maintenance of accounting procedures and reporting practices in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles for nonprofit organizations.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES
  1. Monitor and implement a robust set of processes for internal controls. Regularly test these processes to insure they are meeting the objectives for which they were designed.
  2. Insure the accuracy and integrity of all Trust accounting systems, including general ledger, cash receipts/disbursements, accounts payable, accounts receivable, and payroll.
  3. Lead the organization in the preparation of the annual budget. Track actual financial performance against budget, identify key variances, and recommend action to correct problem areas. Coach other departments in budget preparation, cost monitoring, and problem correction processes.
  4. Monitor and update cash forecasts and financial projections, while working with the CEO, Treasurer and finance committee to effectively manage the operating results and financial position of the Trust.
  5. Actively lead cost management efforts for the organization. Assess the cost effectiveness of activities and events throughout the organization, and make recommendations to staff and to the board of directors for ways to improve the financial results and position of the organization.
  6. Maintain a complete general ledger to reflect all financial activity of the Trust from properly documented and approved detail and from systems output such as CMS, NCR Counterpoint, and Altru.
  7. Provide supplemental schedules and detail to substantiate ledger account balances for all entries on balance sheet.
  8. Coordinate with the Development Department to insure proper revenue recognition and fundraising campaign tracking and projections.
  9. Responsible for overall month-end and year-end close process including reconciliations and adjusting entries. Review and distribute to the department heads monthly accounting reports and cost analysis information.
  10. Provide oversight of sales and profit reporting, inventory management and retail accounting for three affiliated retail locations, catalog operations and on-line merchandising.
  11. Oversee the accounts payable function to maintain timely status of payments.
  12. Ensure the proper reconciliation and review of monthly bank statements and review weekly cash flow report.
  13. Provide management and financial reporting and analysis to Board of Directors, Executive Committee, Finance Committee, funders and Trust staff.
  14. Coordinate the annual audit, working with all departments to accumulate data required by auditors. Prepare or oversee preparation of audit schedules, audit reports, financial statements and annual report detail. Act as key liaison to outside auditors.
  15. Primary point of contact for relationships with banking, insurance, audit and tax and other service providers, working closely, as needed, with the CEO and/or Treasurer.
  16. Monitor the expenditures from Restricted Funds to insure proper use of funds and compliance with donor, grant or Board of Directors designated restrictions.
  17. Regularly attend Finance Committee meetings and present the financial results, financial position and cash flows in a clear and concise manner.
  18. Compile financial data as needed for insurance audits, grant proposals and other requests.
  19. Insure compliance with all state, federal and local reporting requirements.
  20. As a team member of the Trust, demonstrate positive interpersonal skills that promote open communication and respect for all positions, maintenance of confidentiality, and contribute to the success of the organization.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature of the work and the level of responsibility associated with this position. They should not be construed to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required.

QUALIFICATIONS:
A Bachelor's degree in accounting is required; CPA or equivalent desirable; minimum 5 years prior relevant experience; prior experience with fund accounting, nonprofit museum management, and retail financial management is desirable.

Experience is required in the preparation of financial statements and tax returns, cost analysis, budgeting, and staff supervision. Will work in collaboration with Development Department on grants.

Candidate must be proficient in the creation and use of computer spreadsheets, modeling and report writing, and possess excellent oral and written communication skills. Familiarity with Blackbaud Financial Edge software is desirable.

ENVIRONMENT:
Administrative offices are located in a downtown historic building. Oak Park and Hyde Park Trust sites are located in multi-level work areas not accessible to the mobility impaired. Position requires frequent and regular computer and phone use as well as travel to off-site locations. Workplace is a smoke- and drug-free environment. Equal opportunity employer

HEALTH AND SAFETY REQUIREMENTS/INSTRUCTION: Employees advised on OSHA standards through required signage and administrative updates compliant with federal and state law.

To apply:
Email resume, cover letter and salary requirements to apply@flwright.org. Reference position title in subject line. Applicants are screened by human resources and resumes of qualified candidates are referred to individual departments.

No phone call will be accepted.

Thank you for your interest in employment with us. The Trust does not accept unsolicited resumes. All open positions with the organization are posted and application instructions are included.

(Posted 3/26/15)

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Minnesota Historical Society, MN

OPEN TO: This job is open to all applicants.

LOCATION: History Center

SALARY: $2,720.00 monthly minimum

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

CLASSIFICATION: 63L Clerical

HIRING MANAGER: Senior Program Manager, Major Gifts

POSTING DATE: March 19, 2015

DEADLINE DATE: Application materials must be received by April 2, 2015.

SUPPLEMENTAL FORMS: Not required for this position.

DESCRIPTION: The Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS) seeks applicants for a Program Administrative Assistant I to provide administrative and clerical support for the Society's fundraising effort as it relates to major and planned gifts.

RESPONSIBILITIES: 1) support the Major Gift Officer team and Chief Development Officer through general administrative tasks; 2) support the manager of the Major Gift Officer team; 3) assist in planning, coordination and implementation of meetings, tours and events involving the Major Gift Officer team; and 4) provide Stewardship Support.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • High school diploma or equivalent plus at least two years of related administrative assistant experience in a related office setting or equivalent.
  • Strong typing and word processing skills
  • Proven grammatical skills, attention to detail, accuracy and excellent proofreading skills to ensure documents are error free.
  • Ability to manage multiple assignments simultaneously and to maintain a professional and neat work environment.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and to handle confidential information discreetly and appropriately.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Good problem solving and organizational skills.
  • Strong personal computer skills including intermediate or higher skill with Microsoft Office software or Google Documents.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Knowledge of Raiser's Edge or other CRM or Development software.

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

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

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

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

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

Applications will be acknowledged
- No phone calls please -

(Posted 3/23/15)

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Minnesota Historical Society, MN

OPEN TO: This job is open to all applicants.

LOCATION: History Center

SALARY: $15.63 hourly minimum

STATUS & HOURS: Part-time, project (1,040 annual hours) position working through June 30, 2016. Renewal dependent upon funding and program need.

CLASSIFICATION: 63L Clerical

HIRING MANAGER: Library Processing Manager

POSTING DATE: March 19, 2015

DEADLINE DATE: Application materials must be received by April 2, 2015.

SUPPLEMENTAL FORMS: Not required for this position.

DESCRIPTION: The Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS) seeks applicants for a Project Assistant, RFID to inventory the Society's library collection by bar coding and tagging items with Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags.

RESPONSIBILITIES: 1) ensure bibliographic and physical control of library materials while applying barcode labels and RFID tags to items; 2) convert RFID tags by accurately programming them with the item's barcode number using conversion software; 3) identify items requiring specialized physical processing to preserve the intellectual value and physical integrity of library collections; 4) provide assistance to the work of other sections and departments in relation to the RFID project; and 5) participate in the inventory of the library collection.

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.
  • General knowledge of bibliographic control practices sufficient to maintain intellectual and physical control of the Library collection.
  • Knowledge of database and Internet structures and navigation procedures sufficient to search, locate, enter, and update data reliably.
  • Keyboarding skills and ability to use word processing software sufficiently and accurately to input records into databases and to type other materials.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle rare and fragile objects with due care.
  • Ability to push heavy book carts and handle boxes of materials with weights often in excess of 40 pounds.
  • Demonstrated ability to follow complex oral or written directions.
  • Demonstrated ability and flexibility to schedule personal workload, in order to handle the multiple tasks associated with this position, to work productively despite distractions and interruptions, and to meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with other staff.
  • Demonstrated ability to track monthly numbers.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain accuracy and consistency.
  • Ability to understand and apply MNHS Library policies and procedures.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Library science cataloging coursework or equivalent experience.
  • Experience with bar coding, inventorying, or RFID tagging.

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

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

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

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

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

Applications will be acknowledged
- No phone calls please -

(Posted 3/23/15)

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Laumeier Sculpture Park, MO

Laumeier is looking for a creative, collaborative, diligent and fearless Development Officer to help secure Laumeier's role as a global leader in contemporary artistic production, to find unique fund raising opportunities for our unparalleled organization and to enjoy dynamic working relationships with Board, staff, volunteers and the public. This position will allow a dynamic, motivated and inventive professional to reach into the community for new partnership and sponsorship opportunities; to support the Board and Executive Director in outreach to existing and new donors; and to develop a unique leadership profile that adds to the success of the organization.

It is an exciting time to be a leader at Laumeier! This spring Laumeier is opening the Aronson Fine Arts building.

Position Description
The Development Officer is responsible for developing, directing and administering primary fund raising efforts in conjunction with the Executive Director and Board of Directors. The Development Officer is part of a diverse staff team that collaborates on creating flexible messaging for our hybrid "cultural landscape" that benefits from broad public participation. The Development Officer will focus on developing new networks of funders, sponsors and donors including corporations, foundations and individuals to support Laumeier's mission. This post reports to the Executive Director.

Primary tasks include:
  • Fundraising opportunities for Laumeier to include individuals, foundations, large and small corporations, friends & neighbors—managing outreach and calls for Board and E.D.
  • Be an active presence within the St. Louis cultural community; be a presence in regional business organizations, functions and events.
  • Coordinate follow-up packages, thank you letters, and manage donor relationships
  • Work with Executive Director, Special Events Manager and Board to continue to evolve, plan and implement special events. Tasks include corporate solicitation / sponsorships of cash and in-kind services.
  • Maintain Donor Perfect donor database and files
  • Assist with newly-formed Development Committee
  • Attend staff and Board meetings
  • Be a cheerful, energetic leader with the Board, staff, County Parks, partners, donors, members and the general public

QUALIFICATIONS
  • Bachelor or Master's degree in art, art history, non-profit management or other relevant fields
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience in development with a non-profit agency.
  • Demonstrated experience in fund-raising, special events, grant writing, direct mail appeals
  • Knowledgeable about programming resources locally, regionally and nationally
  • Strong organizational skills to budget, plan and implement fundraising goals
  • Proficient with Microsoft products and Donor Perfect database
  • Must be self-motivated, able to multi-task, manage time efficiently and work independently

About Laumeier
Laumeier Sculpture Parks is one of the country's finest public / private partnerships. Laumeier was founded as a St. Louis County Park in 1968, and turned into a sculpture park in 1976 with the donation of 40 works by St. Louis artist Ernest Trova. Laumeier continues to collaborate with its partner St. Louis County Parks to manage 105 acres that welcomes 300,000 annual visitors. Laumeier has played a leadership role in supporting artists who are creating space and place through their sculptural work, which we define broadly; we have commissioned hundreds of new projects over the past 39 years as part of our primary mission. Since its founding Laumeier has focused on artists working around the globe, and we will continue this global reach in up-coming and provocative programming and partnerships. The curatorial mission of Laumeier is to be inventive and surprising—and this position will add to our success in surprising, delighting and engaging our audiences.

In spring 2015 Laumeier will open a world class exhibition space for artist experimentation and special events, and will complete the renovation of its 1917 Estate House into the year-round Education Laboratory for the Arts. These new community assets will allow Laumeier to expand its exhibition and education programs, hold its own special events in buildings, not tents, and earn revenue through rentals, corporate events, etc.... Laumeier will celebrate its 40th anniversary in 2016-2017, and we are poised to ensure that the organization rises to a new level of recognition both inside and out of the region.

APPLICATION INFORMATION
Deadline for applications is April 17, 2015

Laumeier annual budget: $1.8 million (includes St. Louis County Parks in-kind contribution)

Salary range: Commensurate with experience and skills.

Qualified candidates should submit cover letter, resume and three references via e-mail to:

Julia Norton, Administrative and Volunteer Coordinator
Laumeier Sculpture Park
jnorton@laumeier.org

(Posted 3/23/15)

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Oberlin Heritage Center, Oberlin, OH

The Oberlin Heritage Center has opened a search for Executive Director (to replace its current Executive Director who has served since 1993). The Executive Director provides leadership, vision and direction for the organization's achievement of its mission and financial objectives in accordance with its strategic plan, the American Alliance of Museum Standards for Accredited Museums, the Ohio Association of Non-Profit Organizations' Standards for Excellence, and federal, state and local regulations.

The award-winning non-profit, community-based Oberlin Heritage Center, a historical society and historic preservation organization in the city of Oberlin, Ohio, operates a complex of historic sites and offers extensive programming and tours. It preserves, collects and interprets the history of this nationally significant, diverse college town located 35 miles southwest of Cleveland. It is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and is certified by the Ohio Association of Non-Profit Organizations' Standards for Excellence program. The 700-plus member organization has two endowed full-time staff positions, including the executive director position, and also has 4 part-time employees, an AmeriCorps member, and numerous interns and volunteers. The Oberlin Heritage Center is an equal opportunity employer. For more information, visit www.oberlinheritagecenter.org.

The Executive Director reports to and maintains a close relationship with the Oberlin Heritage Center Board of Trustees. He/she is an ex-officio member of all committees and plays a central role in building an effective board-staff-intern-volunteer team to accomplish the organization's goals. He/she is responsible for leadership in:
  • Long-range and strategic planning and implementation
  • Budget development and financial management
  • Fundraising, including grant preparation and administration
  • Staff, intern, and volunteer recruitment, supervision, training, and direction
  • Management, stewardship and interpretation of the collections, including the historic buildings
  • Facilities planning, property management, and preservation
  • Educational and public program development, delivery, and administration
  • Community and public relations and collaborative partnerships

Required Qualifications
  • Master's degree in Museum Studies, Historic Preservation or a related field
  • Strong skills in written and verbal communication and organization
  • Minimum of five years of experience in the history, museum and preservation field
  • Experience in working with a non-profit Board of Trustees
  • Experience in history museum/historic site and non-profit management
  • Experience in community engagement/volunteer management
  • Experience in building successful and creative public programs
  • Experience in fundraising and grant writing
  • Experience in public relations
  • Strong ties to the public history, museum and historic preservation worlds

Starting Salary Range: $50,000 to $60,000 depending on qualifications and experience

Benefits include: Flexible health care allowance, sick leave, vacation time, opportunity to participate in 403b retirement plan with employer match, and opportunities for professional development.

Evaluation: 6-month probationary period. The Director is reviewed annually by the Board of Directors and receives a written performance appraisal.

To Apply:
Send a letter of interest, resume, copy of college and graduate school transcripts, list of three professional references with contact information, and copy of most recent performance appraisal from current or most recent position by e-mail to the Search Committee at execdirOberlinHeritage@gmail.com. Include your surname in the subject line of the e-mail.

Application deadline: May 18, 2015

Anticipated start date: August 17, 2015

No phone calls and no walk-in inquiries.

(Posted 3/23/15)

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Image of a star 2015 SIMMONS GRADUATE INTERNSHIPS
The Henry Ford, MI

The Henry Ford is now accepting applications for two summer Simmons internship opportunities. The Simmons Internship Program is designed for current graduate students pursuing careers in museums, historical agencies, conservation labs, or related fields. This internship provides participants with a great opportunity to gain in-depth work experience in a major American history museum.

Stipend and Terms of Internship
Simmons interns are awarded stipends for a minimum 12-week full time internship. Starting and ending dates for individual internships are negotiable. The Simmons Internship Program is funded by the Vera W. and Walter E. Simmons Endowment Fund.

Applications should include:
  • A letter of application, stating how your graduate studies, work and/or volunteer experience and personal interests qualify you for the specific project
  • A résumé
  • Two letters of recommendation regarding your qualifications for the internship, submitted directly by the authors

The deadline for application is Friday, April 10 (postmarked or emailed by 11:59 PM EST).

Please submit inquiries, letter of application, résumé and letters of recommendation to HistoryInternship@TheHenryFord.org or Saige Jedele, Simmons Internship Coordinator, The Henry Ford (20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn, MI 48124-5029).

Internship Opportunities for 2015

Curatorial Internship, Roddis Clothing Collection
This internship, focused around the Roddis Clothing Collection, offers interdisciplinary experience in archival arrangement and description, material culture documentation, and exhibit development. The Roddis Collection, a recent acquisition of clothing and accessories, documents the story of a style-conscious, American upper-middle class family from the Midwest. The collection also includes paper and electronic copies of Roddis family documents and photographs; ephemera; and periodicals.

Under the direction of the Curator of Domestic Life and the Digital Access & Preservation Archivist, the intern will complete the arrangement and description of the documents, photographs, ephemera and periodicals. Other activities will involve capturing cataloging information in the museum's collections management system, and supporting Roddis exhibit development.

Successful candidate should be currently enrolled in a program leading to a master's degree in Museum Studies, Archival Studies, History, American Studies, or a related field. Interest in clothing history beneficial. Good organizational and communication skills, accuracy, and attention to detail are essential. Experience with material culture, researching historical objects, and familiarity with standard museum cataloging and archival practices is desirable.

Curatorial Internship, Bachmann Collection of Studio Glass
The Henry Ford's Glass Collection is the third largest collection of American Glass, comprising approximately 10,000 objects. The collection spans the 18th through the 20th centuries with significant depth in 19th century pressed and art glass. The recent acquisition of the Bruce and Ann Bachmann collection of Studio Glass updates our holdings into the 21st century. We are currently in the planning stages of a dedicated glass gallery in Greenfield Village.

Numbering approximately 300 pieces, the Bachmann Collection is an encyclopedic history of the Studio Glass Movement. Every artist of import is represented by at least one work, many by multiple examples. Beginning in 1987, the Bachmanns collected retrospectively, consciously tracing the evolution of the Movement.

This intern will document the Bachmann Collection:
  • Conducts oral histories with the donor on the acquisition of each of approximately 300 objects.
  • Places the object within the Oeuvre of the artist and produces a report on each to be used by the museum's registrars. This information will be captured in preparation for cataloguing in the museum's collections management system.

Successful candidate should be currently enrolled in a program leading to a master's degree in Museum Studies, Art/Design/Craft History, American Studies, or a related field. Good organizational and communication skills, accuracy, and attention to detail are essential. Experience with the History of Craft, researching historical objects, and familiarity with standard museum cataloging and archival practices is desirable.

(Posted 3/18/15)

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Image of a star SENIOR MANAGER, COLLECTIONS OPERATIONS
The Henry Ford, MI

Summary of Purpose
The senior manager of collections operations is responsible for overseeing the coordination of the Registrars/Collection management, Special Projects, and Conservation departments—both within the unit and with regard to Historical Resources' interactions with other units.

Essential Functions
  1. Leads the Registrar, Chief Conservator, and head of Special Projects with regard to the coordination, implementation, and completion of team projects.
  2. Assists Senior Director of Historical Resources to ensure that projects and initiatives are tracked and completed according to unit and institutional strategy and objectives.
  3. Confers with and assists Senior Director of Historical Resources with regard to inter-unit coordination and collaboration. Works directly with appropriate managers in Programs, Facilities, Digitization, Public Relations, Marketing, Education, and other departments to ensure smooth workflow and productive collaboration.
  4. Works with the Senior Director of Historical Resources and in conjunction with Team Leaders, to develop the annual expense budgets for the unit. Works with leadership to devise business planning formats and processes, then administers their implementation. Assist Unit Director in on-going review of unit budget performance reports
  5. Works with Team Leaders, staff and ITS team members, to determine computer needs in terms of software applications, hardware upgrades, and staff skills. Works with staff to develop skills according to Unit strategy.
  6. Facilitates the education of team leaders and staff in the development, implementation, and maintenance of project tracking and reporting tools—both inter- and intra-departmentally.
  7. Facilitates the education of Team Leaders and staff in the principles of financial tracking, reporting, and efficient means of operation within the Unit.
  8. Contributes to the effective team management of all problems, issues, and opportunities.
  9. Leads twice-monthly Collections Operations team meetings; approves minutes of said meetings.
  10. Responsible for development of creative work which includes, but is not limited to, publications in any medium, product and program development and design, and all related collateral materials.
  11. Other duties as necessary.

Minimum Requirements
Requires a minimum of a Bachelor's degree in American History or related field. Minimum five years' professional experience—supervisory or coordinative preferred. Excellent writing, editing, and verbal communication skills required. Computer skills that support current museum practices—particularly project tracking and collections database.

Special Skills
Good interpersonal, organizational, problem-solving, and consensus-building skills. Ability to function independently and to work as a member of a team. Ability to work on multiple projects at a time. Ability to develop creative work in a variety of media.

Please visit our web site to apply: www.thehenryford.org/about/employment.aspx

(Posted 3/16/15)

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Image of a star DIRECTOR OF MAJOR GIFTS
Naper Settlement, IL

Division: Executive

Department: Development

Supervisor: President & CEO

Job Summary
The Director of Major Gifts will be responsible for working with the President & CEO, the leadership team, and Naperville Heritage Board to ensure that the institution reaches its fundraising and donor contact goals with regard to major gifts. This position will play a key role in an upcoming capital (comprehensive) campaign, including solicitation, cultivation, and stewardship of major donors working with high-level volunteers in a variety of capacities.

Job Scope
One direct report, grant writer. Under Major Gifts/Campaign Management will identify, develop, execute and lead prospect strategies to ensure an optimal donor experience and positive outcomes for the Museum. Identity prospects, qualify, and service a portfolio of major gift accounts. This position will be responsible for overseeing major gift records and reporting to staff, board and others.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities
  1. LEAD the Museum's planned gifting efforts including prospection, creating strategy, and executing to deliver results.
  2. IMPLEMENT under the direction of the President & CEO the major gifts plan to meet the budgeted goal.
  3. Personally carry a portfolio of major gifts prospects, COORDINATING the involvement of board members and staff leadership in the cultivation and solicitation process, and actively solicit as appropriate.
  4. PRODUCE cultivation, solicitation and stewardship material and, as necessary, prepare needed correspondence and proposals for Board and staff leadership.
  5. DEVELOP a schedule of cultivation and stewardship events and manage their execution, including organizing the logistics with staff and volunteers.
  6. OVERSEE major donor recognition throughout the year.
  7. REPRESENT the Naperville Heritage Society at philanthropic and community events.
  8. WORKS with the grant writer to identity and vett grants and foundations that support the strategic goals of the institution.
  9. CREATE and MANAGE Raiser's Edge database policies and procedures for tracking major donors and prospect activity. WORK with staff to generate and utilize effective reports in order to identify, segment and solicit current and prospective major gift donors, in addition to monitoring ongoing progress against established goals.
  10. PRODUCE well written, ACCURATE and TIMELY follow-up and related correspondence such as comprehensive proposals, related budgets, contact reports, cover and thank you letters, emails, reports, and briefings in support of cultivating, soliciting and stewarding assigned prospects.
  11. WORKS in a COLLABORATIVE manner with all institutional staff PERFORMING other duties as may be appropriate and needed.

The above noted job description is not intended to describe, in detail, the multitude of tasks that may be assigned but rather to give the staff member a general sense of the responsibilities and expectations of his/her position. As the nature of business demands change so, too, may the essential functions of this position.

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities
Superior knowledge of principles of institutional advancement, development and philanthropy, including prospect portfolio management, personal solicitation, campaigns, planned giving and other areas. Demonstrated knowledge of techniques of donor cultivation and solicitation. Expertise with all forms of private resource development including annual, capital and events. Outstanding written, listening and oral communication skills, including excellent public speaking presentation. Experience with systems, processes and work alliances in a complex, collaborative organization. Excellent process management skills, financial operations experience and computer proficiency with development software, customer relationship management software and general office applications. Prefer knowledge of Raiser's Edge. Enthusiasm, sense of humor and the ability to be flexible and work collaboratively with a variety of teams and constituents. Proven record of accomplishment that demonstrates initiative, creativity, and critical thinking abilities; willingness to take risks and solve problems creatively. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the public, volunteers, staff, and members.

Essential Functions
  1. Ability to operate or observe office equipment for an hour or more at a time in order to send and receive information with necessary optical, auditory, and manual dexterity.
  2. Ability to analyze, compute and audit information including proof-reading and checking documents for errors.
  3. Ability to use a keyboard to enter, retrieve or transfer words or data.
  4. Ability to operate a telephone to receive and send information.
  5. Ability to closely examine computer screen or written reports.
  6. Ability to read, comprehend and speak English and be able to demonstrate a minimum of twelfth grade reading skills.
  7. Ability to walk, sit, or stand for an hour or more at a time.
  8. Ability to lift or carry objects weighing at least 25 pounds.
  9. Ability to distinguish colors.
  10. Ability to work in an area that may be uncomfortable due to temperature variation, noise, odors, or other conditions.

Minimum Education, Experience and Certification Requirements
Bachelor's degree required. 3-6 years in direct fundraising and/or transferable professional skills that include sales and/or developing relationships with high net worth clients or customers, preferably at the major gift level. Verifiable track record of successfully soliciting and closing gifts from individuals/organizations and the ability to articulate and advocate a strong case for support. Five to seven years of experience required, experience with Raiser's Edge software strongly desired.

Application
Naper Settlement has retained Campbell & Company to conduct the search for the Director of Major Gifts. This search is being conducted by Kris McFeely, Consultant, and Colleen Rogers, Associate Consultant. To be considered for this opportunity, please send a letter of interest and resume to:

Colleen Rogers
Associate Consultant, Executive Search
colleen.rogers@campbellcompany.com
(312) 896-8906 direct

(Posted 3/16/15)

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LECTURESHIP — MUSEUM STUDIES PROGRAM
University of Iowa Department of Anthropology, IA

The University of Iowa Department of Anthropology invites applications for a non-tenure-track lecturer position in Museum Studies for a three-year period (2015-18), beginning August 19, 2015, and renewable thereafter in three- or five-year increments pending collegiate approval and demonstrated excellence in teaching. Duties of this position include teaching 'Introduction to Museum Studies' and five other Museum Studies courses per academic year such as 'The Natural History Museum: A History' and 'Historic House Management & Preservation.' The duties also include advising museum internship students along with other faculty. This position requires experience in the development of online Museum Studies courses — it is anticipated that the Museum Studies Program at The University of Iowa will have an autonomous online program within three years. Requirements include: M.A. in Museum Studies or equivalent museum professional experience, and a Ph.D., in History, the Natural Sciences, or a related field. Salary commensurate with teaching and professional experience. Lecturers at the University of Iowa are considered regular (not temporary) faculty with full benefits. Applicants must apply online at the following website (http://jobs.uiowa.edu/) and refer to requisition number 66106. In the online application, please attach a letter of application, curriculum vitae, details of previous teaching experience, prospective courses, and contact information for three references. Please visit the website: http://www.uiowa.edu/~mstudies/ to learn more about the Program and the University. Screening of applications will begin on April 15, 2015 and continue until the position is filled.

The Department of Anthropology and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are strongly committed to diversity; the strategic plans of the University and College reflect this commitment. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

(Posted 3/12/15)

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Image of a star #1194 ASSOCIATE GRAPHIC DESIGNER
Minnesota Historical Society, MN

OPEN TO: This job is open to all applicants.

LOCATION: History Center

SALARY: $3,308.00 monthly minimum

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

CLASSIFICATION: 08L Professional

HIRING MANAGER: Creative Manager

POSTING DATE: March 12, 2015

DEADLINE DATE: Application materials must be received by March 26, 2015.

SUPPLEMENTAL FORMS: Not required for this position.

DESCRIPTION: The Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS) seeks applicants for an Associate Graphic Designer to assist the Creative Manager by leading the design and production of Minnesota Historical Society (Society) informational and promotional publications including publication planning, designing, division/department staff consultation or coordination; printing, proofreading and quality control.

RESPONSIBILITIES: 1) lead design of print materials (including brochures, flyers, posters, etc.) consistent with program objectives, brand guidelines and budgetary constraints; 2) provide for the day-to-day production of print publication activities; 3) obtain photography for publications, assist in photo research, maintain familiarity with photo collection and scan appropriate photos for publication use; 4) write print specifications, prepare requests for bids, and review print proposals consistent with MNHS bid guidelines; and 5) clarify to other staff members the institutional identity guidelines for MNHS print publications.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Bachelor's degree plus three years of experience or equivalent OR an advanced degree plus two years program experience or equivalent.
  • Three to five years of experience in graphic design or print production and Macintosh based design/layout programs (Adobe Creative Suite including InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop).
  • Proven design or production experience in seeing projects from conception to completion and the ability to organize simultaneous projects, set priorities, develop budgets and meet deadlines while managing creative ideals.
  • Keyboarding skills and demonstrated ability to use a computer for word processing, desktop publishing and databases.
  • Strong written, verbal and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong attention-to-detail and project management skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work well under pressure and with high work standards and tight time deadlines.
  • Must be self-motivated, self-disciplined and be able to work with others as a team.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Must be able to work successfully with a diverse group of MNHS staff, freelance writers, printers and designers.
  • Proven design and desktop publishing experience in a variety of print formats from brochures to advertisements.
  • Experience with a variety of printing processes and technology.
  • Experience with a non-profit organization.
  • Experience with trouble-shooting Macintosh and/or IBM compatible computers in the work place.

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

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

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

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

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

Applications will be acknowledged
- No phone calls please -

(Posted 3/12/15)

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Image of a star RECEPTIONIST
The DuSable Museum of African American History, IL

Job Title: Receptionist

Date Posted: March 6, 2015

Reports to: Chief Financial Officer

Department: Front Desk

Job Summary:
Answer and direct all incoming calls to the proper departments. Greet and pro-actively anticipate the needs of all guests.

Essential Duties/Job Functions:
  • Answer all incoming switchboard calls and direct to proper department in a professional and courteous manner
  • Provide general information regarding museum activities
  • Process membership applications and visitors' data
  • Serve as a cashier floater for the gift shop and education programming
  • Assist in the preparation of materials required for distribution
  • Balance cash register receipts
  • Expedite cash register transactions with efficiency and accuracy

Other Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Other duties as assigned.

Educational Qualifications & Required Skills:
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Experience with the use of VISTA a plus
  • Excellent organizational and customer service skills
  • Exceptional phone presence
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks
  • Two years experience preferred

Application Instructions: Please email resume and cover letter to Kristina Eason at keason@dusablemuseum.org, with "Receptionist Search" in the subject line.

The DuSable Museum of African American History is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants from diverse cultural backgrounds are encouraged to apply. We will contact only those candidates whose professional experience meets our requirements.

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

(Posted 3/11/15)

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Image of a star VICE PRESIDENT OF EDUCATION & EXHIBITIONS
Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center, Skokie, IL
www.ilholocaustmuseum.org

The Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center is dedicated to preserving the legacy of the Holocaust by honoring the memories of those who were lost and by teaching universal lessons that combat hatred, prejudice and indifference. The Museum fulfills its mission through the exhibition, preservation and interpretation of its collections and through education programs and initiatives that foster the promotion of human rights and the elimination of genocide. Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Vice President of Education & Exhibitions will be a member of the senior management team. The Vice President is responsible for guiding and overseeing the overall exhibition and educational programs as well as public outreach activities. This person will be responsible for developing an integrated program strategy for IHMEC that links existing programs to achieve mission objectives in ways that are effective, efficient and use contemporary technology resources. The Vice President of Education & Exhibits is responsible for a team of eight and directly manages the Chief Curator of Collections & Exhibitions and Director of Education. Qualified candidates will have a minimum of 10 or more years of verifiable management and administrative experience in museums, historic sites or other appropriate setting preferably in the area of education or exhibits. Leadership skills in the development of a strategic plan for programming are required. The candidate must have prior experience developing innovative and creative programs that are presented in attractive and comprehensible ways to different public audiences.

The successful candidate will have demonstrated management experience and the ability to work with and lead a staff in the development and implementation of education, exhibitions and outreach programs. Furthermore, organization of multiple programs requiring efficient and careful project management will be required. The ideal candidate will have grant writing experience and knowledge of other funding strategies. This person will have solid experience developing budgets, spreadsheets and cost control measures. The successful candidate will embody the vision, mission and values of IHMEC. Knowledge and study of the Holocaust is desired. A minimum of a B.S. or B.A. in education, public history, museum studies or related field of study is required. Graduate study is preferred.

Applications and nominations are being received by Noetic Search (www.noeticexsearch.com) via electronic mail at resumes@noeticexsearch.com. If interested, please submit a current resume and cover letter to the above email address.

(Posted 3/10/15)

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Image of a star CHIEF DEVELOPMENT OFFICER (CDO)
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library (NCSML), IA

The National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library (NCSML) seeks a Chief Development Officer (CDO) to help the museum implement a new, exciting strategic plan to support positive social change and achieve a greater impact in society.

Reporting to the President and CEO, this position is a key member of the executive team and currently leads a staff of three additional development professionals. The CDO is responsible for creating an institution-wide culture of philanthropy, and will build upon the museum's recently completed, successful $27.5 million capital campaign to extend philanthropic support and ensure the museum's long-term sustainability. Key development building blocks are in place and the new CDO will have a unique opportunity to continue the museum's strong momentum.

The new CDO will:
  • be an ambitious and dynamic development leader who is dedicated to building a world-class development function;
  • have a successful history of closing major gifts and identifying, attracting and adding new donors,
  • demonstrate effective networking skills to connect the local, national, and international community to the museum's work.
  • be creative, innovative, and have a strong background of leadership while working collaboratively; and
  • have a passion for history and the impact of museums to change people's lives.

The NCSML is one of the nation's leading ethnic museums and a local, regional, and national source of pride. Spectacular recovery from a 2008 flood disaster, investments in new infrastructure, a powerful permanent exhibition, and expanded public programs have uniquely positioned the NCSML to provide and facilitate meaningful interaction and connectivity among various people, organizations, and national partnerships. The NCSML was a recipient of the 2013 National Medal for Museum and Library Service, the nation's highest honor conferred on museums and libraries for service to the community. More information about NCSML can be found at www.ncsml.org.

The complete job profile and qualification requirements can be found at http://benefactorgroup.com/chief-development-officer/.

To apply, please send cover letter and resume to:
HR@benefactorgroup.com

(Posted 3/10/15)

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Image of a star 2015 SUMMER AUDIOVISUAL INTERN — LEE AUDITORIUM
Missouri History Museum, MO

The Missouri History Museum is accepting applications from students who are interested in an unpaid internship with our Community Education and Events department. The intern will assist our Technical Coordinator with theater-related tasks including but not limited to theatrical lighting, sound and general audiovisual applications. Intern will coordinate with the Technical Coordinator, Community Education and Events staff, general public, and at times, outside productions.

The interns responsibilities will be:
  • Hang, gel, focus, and program lighting designs
  • Run the lighting board during LIVE performances
  • Set up and run sound for LIVE productions, events, and programs
  • Run documentary screenings and lecture presentations
  • Other duties as assigned

The desired candidate will have a flexible schedule as many events take place during evenings and weekends. A minimum of 12 hours of work per week is required. This internship will run June through August, 2015. The final schedule will be determined with the supervisor.

The preferred candidate will be a sophomore or above with a GPA of 3.0 or better, majoring in theater, performing arts, media studies, or other related field.

The Missouri History Museum is a nonprofit organization dedicated to deepening the understanding of past choices, present circumstances and future possibilities; strengthening the bond of community and facilitating solutions to common problems.

To apply, each candidate must complete the online application at www.mohistory.org/intern-application and attach a resume and a short statement of interest in applying for an internship. If chosen for an interview, the candidate will be asked to supply two references.

For questions, please contact:
Vicki Kaffenberger: vak@mohistory.org
or
Tamaki Stratman: tamaki@mohistory.org

(Posted 3/10/15)

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Image of a star 2015 SUMMER DEVELOPMENT INTERNS
Missouri History Museum, MO

The Missouri History Museum is accepting applications from college students who are interested in an unpaid internship with our development department. Two interns will be selected.

The development interns will report to a development assistant and will be responsible for helping the department staff implement their annual fund goals. The positions will run from June to August, 2015, and require a minimum work schedule of 10 hours per week. The ideal candidate will be an advanced undergraduate with a minimum GPA of 3.5.

Duties/Responsibilities:
Assists in executing annual fund development plan including identification, cultivation, solicitation, and recognition of membership:
  • Promotes membership through onsite sales
  • Assists in managing the Time Travelers Program
  • Process and fulfill complimentary membership request through Raisers Edge
  • Assists with the preparation of membership packets and other mailings
  • Assists development staff with calling members
  • Assists with membership and development event coordination
  • Promotes and nurtures productive working relationships
  • Undertakes other development activities as assigned

Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities Required:
  • Solid written and oral communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills in interacting with staff, members, and donors
  • Ability to manage sensitive and confidential information

The Missouri History Museum is a nonprofit organization dedicated to deepening the understanding of past choices, present circumstances and future possibilities; strengthening the bond of community and facilitating solutions to common problems.

To apply, each candidate must complete the online application at www.mohistory.org/intern-application and attach a resume and a short statement of interest in applying for an internship. If chosen for an interview, the candidate will be asked to supply two references.

For questions, please contact:
Vicki Kaffenberger: vak@mohistory.org
or
Tamaki Stratman: tamaki@mohistory.org

(Posted 3/10/15)

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Image of a star 2015 SUMMER PHOTOS & PRINTS INTERN
Missouri History Museum, MO

The Missouri History Museum is accepting applications from students who are interested in an unpaid internship with our photos and prints department. This position will report to the photo processing archivist.

The intern will assist in cataloging and digitizing images of St. Louis architectural photography from the Henry Mizuki Photo Studio collection. The intern will learn archival cataloging methods and create catalog records according to department guidelines as well as digitizing 35mm, 120mm, and 4x5 film negatives under the guidance of the archivist.

The work schedule is flexible, with hours typically between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. A minimum of 15 hours of work per week is required. This internship will run June through August, 2015. The final schedule will be determined with the supervisor.

The ideal candidate will be an undergraduate majoring in Library Science, History, American Studies, or similar field of study. Some experience with Adobe Photoshop is preferred.

The Missouri History Museum is a nonprofit organization dedicated to deepening the understanding of past choices, present circumstances and future possibilities; strengthening the bond of community, and facilitating solutions to common problems.

To apply, each candidate must complete the online application at www.mohistory.org/intern-application and attach a resume and a short statement of interest in applying for an internship. If chosen for an interview, the candidate will be asked to supply two references.

For questions, please contact:
Vicki Kaffenberger: vak@mohistory.org
or
Tamaki Stratman: tamaki@mohistory.org

(Posted 3/10/15)

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Image of a star 2015 SUMMER OBJECT CATALOGER INTERNSHIP
Missouri History Museum, MO

The Missouri History Museum (MHM) is accepting applications from students who are interested in an unpaid internship with our collections department. The intern will work alongside the Museum's collection management staff to process new acquisitions in the object collection. The intern will assist in object processing, including cataloging, condition reporting, object labeling, object photography, basic preventive conservation, and object housing.

MHM is committed to making accessible to researchers, staff, and patrons alike its vast collections via exhibits, programs, and digital cross collection search. Full processing of objects, including cataloging and responsible storage, is the first and most critical step in ensuring collections accessibility.

The intern's responsibilities may include:
  • Associate and apply trinomial ID numbers to objects
  • Create full object records-including physical description, object measurements and material, and object history in MHM's Mimsy XG database
  • Capture and edit reference photographs of each object to be associated with object record in Mimsy
  • Complete object condition reports
  • House objects using appropriate materials

The preferred start date of this summer internship is the week of May 18, 2015. The internship will last 10 weeks and the number of expected work hours will be contingent on whether or not the intern will receive academic credit from their university. The intern and supervisor will set a specific schedule prior to the start of the internship.

Ideal candidates will be enrolled in a program or hold a Bachelor's or Master's degree in Museum Studies, Anthropology, Archaeology, History, Public History, or related fields. The applicant should have experience in academic research and object handling, familiarity with museum database software (Mimsy XG preferred), proficiency in photo editing software (Picasa 3.9 preferred), ability to climb ladders and lift up to 40 pounds, and have knowledge and understanding of current museum best practices.

The Missouri History Museum is a nonprofit organization dedicated to deepening the understanding of past choices, present circumstances and future possibilities; strengthening the bond of community, and facilitating solutions to common problems.

To apply, each candidate must complete the online application at www.mohistory.org/intern-application and attach a resume and a short statement of interest in applying for an internship. If chosen for an interview, the candidate will be asked to supply two references.

For questions, please contact:
Vicki Kaffenberger: vak@mohistory.org
or
Tamaki Stratman: tamaki@mohistory.org

(Posted 3/10/15)

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Image of a star 2015 SUMMER RESERVATIONS OFFICE INTERN
Missouri History Museum, MO

The Missouri History Museum (MHM) is accepting applications for an internship with the ticketing and scheduling department. This position is unpaid, but the opportunity for current students to receive academic credit for hours worked is available. Recent graduates will also be considered.

The ticketing and scheduling department/reservations office is at the core for 700 annual events held at MHM. Each internal booking is submitted, processed, cross-referenced, and updated to ensure accuracy. The success of every K-12 field trip, adult tour, corporate/private room rental, and event hosted by MHM hinges on the dependability and reliability of the this office.

The intern's responsibilities may include:
  • Process K-12 field trips and/or summer camp group bookings
  • Enter internal programming holds for upcoming MHM events
  • Facilitate RSVPS for members-only events in conjunction with the development office
  • Print weekly reports and schedules for various departments through the Museum
  • Work closely with the reservations assistant, and ticketing and scheduling manager
  • Cross-train with the guest services team to support front-line staff
  • Greet visitors, and be stationed throughout exhibits to answer questions, etc.
  • Professionally interact with customers in person, via e-mail, and over the phone

The work schedule is flexible, with hours between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, 10-15 hours of work per week is required. This internship will run from May through July 2015, and the final schedule will be determined with the supervisor.

The reservations office intern must be in good academic standing with an exceptional knack for organization and attention to detail. The ideal candidate will have previous customer service experience, especially in an entertainment venue or arts and cultural institution.

Undergraduate and graduate students will be considered. The ideal candidate will major in Library Science, History, American Studies, Anthropology, Education, Marketing Management, or other related fields.

The Missouri History Museum is a nonprofit organization dedicated to deepening the understanding of past choices, present circumstances and future possibilities; strengthening the bond of community, and facilitating solutions to common problems.

To apply, each candidate must complete the online application at www.mohistory.org/intern-application and attach a resume and a short statement of interest in applying for an internship. If chosen for an interview, the candidate will be asked to supply two references.

For questions, please contact:
Vicki Kaffenberger: vak@mohistory.org
or
Tamaki Stratman: tamaki@mohistory.org

(Posted 3/10/15)

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Image of a star 2015 SUMMER ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY COLLECTION ASSISTANTSHIP OR INTERNSHIP
Missouri History Museum, MO

The Missouri History Museum is accepting applications from students interested in an un-paid assistantship or internship with our Exhibitions and Research Division. The intern will assist in research for the museum's artifact collection and content development of exhibits.

The intern's responsibilities may include:
  • Identifying library, photography archive, and document archive holdings related to specific collection artifacts, including source and finding aid citations in a comprehensive summary report
  • Researching maker/manufacturer, industry, materials, ownership, and/or usage information of specified artifacts, including source and finding aid citations in a comprehensive summary report
  • Providing researched characterizations of discrete aspects of regional resource exploitation or conservation
  • Measuring, describing, and entering artifact identification information into the collections database management system
  • Assisting with artifact photography, document scanning, and/or interview transcription

A minimum of ten hours of week for 12-15 weeks is desired, with scheduling flexible between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm, Monday to Friday. This internship will run from May through July 2015, and the final schedule will be determined with the supervisor.

Preferred candidates will be graduate students for assistantship; undergraduate students in good academic standing with a passion for and competency in the subject will be considered for internship. Appropriate fields of academic study include Environmental Studies, Archeology, Material Culture Studies, History, Museum Studies, Archive Management, or similar fields. The applicant should have good communication, computer, and research skills, and sensitivity to and care for delicate artifacts.

The Missouri History Museum is a nonprofit organization dedicated to deepening the understanding of past choices, present circumstances and future possibilities; strengthening the bond of community, and facilitating solutions to common problems.

To apply, each candidate must complete the online application at www.mohistory.org/intern-application and attach a resume and a short statement of interest in applying for an internship. If chosen for an interview, the candidate will be asked to supply two references.

For questions, please contact:
Vicki Kaffenberger: vak@mohistory.org
or
Tamaki Stratman: tamaki@mohistory.org

(Posted 3/10/15)

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Image of a star 2015 SUMMER ENVIRONMENTAL PHOTO ARCHIVE ASSISTANTSHIP OR INTERNSHIP
Missouri History Museum, MO

The Missouri History Museum is accepting applications from students interested in an un-paid assistantship or internship with our Exhibitions and Research Division The intern will assist in analyzing, scanning, and cataloging slide and film images in an extensive collection of wildlife conservation images spanning the 1950s into the 1980s. This ongoing project establishes descriptions and finding aids that will enable future generations of researchers to appreciate conservation efforts during the latter half of the twentieth century.

The intern's responsibilities may include:
  • Identifying individual images within the context of and sequenced for as many as 20 years of wildlife observation activity
  • Summarizing groups of like images in report format
  • Consistently applying descriptive nomenclature for individual image within the collections database management system
  • Labeling and tagging artifacts with collections tracking information
  • Constructing archival storage housings for slides and film
  • Scanning individual images and associating scans with metadata

A minimum of ten hours of week for 12-15 weeks is desired, with scheduling flexible between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm, Monday to Friday. This internship will run from May through July 2015, and the final schedule will be determined with the supervisor.

Preferred candidates will be graduate students for assistantship; undergraduate students in good academic standing with a passion for and competency in the subject will be considered for internship. Appropriate fields of academic study include Photography, Environmental Studies, Wildlife Conservation, Museum Collections, Archive Management, History, or similar fields. The applicant should have good communication, computer, and research skills, and sensitivity to and care for delicate artifacts.

The Missouri History Museum is a nonprofit organization dedicated to deepening the understanding of past choices, present circumstances and future possibilities; strengthening the bond of community, and facilitating solutions to common problems.

To apply, each candidate must complete the online application at www.mohistory.org/intern-application and attach a resume and a short statement of interest in applying for an internship. If chosen for an interview, the candidate will be asked to supply two references.

For questions, please contact:
Vicki Kaffenberger: vak@mohistory.org
or
Tamaki Stratman: tamaki@mohistory.org

(Posted 3/10/15)

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Image of a star CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, MI

The Grand Rapids Art Museum has opened a search for its Chief Operating Officer. The 125,000 square foot museum, popularly known as GRAM, is an independent, non-profit and nationally accredited art museum positioned at the vibrant heart of Michigan's second largest city. Founded in 1910, GRAM's 2007 facility is the world's first LEED Gold-certified art museum. 20,000 square feet of gallery and exhibition space on three floors are supported by a full array of program and event facilities and climate-controlled collections storage. The innovative green facility provides meeting, classroom and performance space for public and school programs and robust community outreach initiatives. GRAM preserves and exhibits a notable permanent collection of more than 5,000 works of historic and contemporary American and European art that support and advance its educational mission. Focusing on art, design, and creativity, GRAM seeks to provide diverse platforms for experiences, ideas, and dialogue that enrich the human spirit and build practical learning skills. Through dynamic exhibitions, collections, learning initiatives, and community collaborations, GRAM increasingly serves as a cultural beacon and civic anchor for West Michigan.

The successful candidate for the Chief Operating Officer will direct and implement dynamic and innovative management of daily operations, finances and business strategies that support the board-adopted strategic plan of this growing, vital institution. S/he will supervise multiple department heads ranging from Comptroller to Museum Retail Manager, reporting to the Director and CEO.

Additional information and procedures for confidential application are posted at http://www.artmuseumgr.org. Applications will be reviewed beginning March 9, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled.

Timothy Chester of Timothy J. Chester & Associates, a consultant with The Museum Group, is assisting the Grand Rapids Art Museum with this search.

Summary of Position:
Under the direction of Director and CEO Dana Friis-Hansen, the Chief Operating Officer of the Grand Rapids Art Museum will partner with the Senior Management Team in leading the museum's staff and volunteers to reach the goals and objectives of its recently adopted strategic plan. The COO is responsible for overseeing the management of the museum's day-to-day operations including financial and business affairs, human resources, facility operations, information systems, facility rental and beverage services, security, the museum store and the GOSite, an innovative new civic visitor information center operated collaboratively with others. The COO is a member of the Director's Senior Management Team, which includes the Chief Curator, the Director of Advancement, Director of Learning & Audience Engagement and Director of Human Resources.

Employing human-centered design methodologies and 21st century skills, s/he will plan, develop, foster, implement, and manage a workplace culture that is characterized by critical thinking, reflective practice, collaboration and communication in the exercise of best practices for the museum profession and delivery of a high level of guest experience. Responsibilities include developing and implementing values and work strategies that form nimble cross-departmental teams and task forces to address institutional needs and strategic priorities.

The COO will be responsible for an annual operating budget process, leading the staff and Senior Management Team and Budget and Audit Subcommittees. Sources of revenue include earned income, fees, donations and funds from external granting agencies, along with revenues generated by a dedicated endowment managed by an affiliated foundation board. S/he will also work to analyze the institution's ongoing capital needs and maintain a schedule of cyclical maintenance for the museum's landmark contemporary building. The COO will oversee internal operational support systems, and provide direction and guidance to contracted staff and outside individuals and entities connected with the museum's operations. In close consultation with the Senior Management Team and Trustee leadership, the COO will assist in long-term institutional and financial planning including enhancement of the museum's facility and operational efficiency; increasing endowment and annual revenue streams, staffing, artistic programming and learning initiatives and the art collection, as well as supporting the fundraising program to meet those needs. S/he will form and reinforce productive partnerships and collaborative relationships in the larger community to benefit the museum's activities and to enrich the educational and cultural life of the regional arts community, the City of Grand Rapids and its region.

The salary and compensation package are competitive.

Position Description:
All aspects of museum business administration, finance and operations including, but not limited to:

Financial and Operational Management
  • Direct all financial planning, new business development, budget production, review and reporting and budget controls needed to realize the museum's fiscal and business goals. Develop, monitor and regularly report key metrics to staff and the Board of Trustees, including non-financial metrics such as attendance and enrollment. Provide business analysis support and training to all staff to help improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the museum's businesses.
  • Direct external reporting and prepare financial reports and analysis for the Director and CEO, Executive/Finance Committee, Budget and Audit Sub-Committee, Audit Committee and Board of Trustees, supported by the Comptroller (in this as well as all following financial management responsibilities). Serves as Staff Representative for the relevant Board Committees (such as the Executive/Finance and Facilities Committees, and the Budget and Audit Sub-Committee and work with the committee chairs and the Director and CEO to set committee agendas and manage the work of the committees.
  • Direct that the computerized financial management system, chart of accounts, and internal control systems are properly designed and maintained, and provide meaningful and timely information. Ensure that the key transaction systems (including school group registration, fundraising and membership, store sales, museum admissions, and event ticketing) are efficiently and fully implemented, the department staff managing and utilizing these systems are proficient in their use, and that the data is regularly reconciled to the general ledger.
  • Direct treasury management; monitor investment manager performance in conjunction with the museum's foundation, manage investment policies and procedures, and prepare monthly and quarterly reports to the Board's Executive/Finance Committee.
  • Direct facilities management and security, supported by the Facility Manager.
  • Oversee efficient and effective use of the building, including needs assessment, design development, budgeting and controls, and general project management of renovations.
  • Direct human resource programs, policies, procedures, and compensation administration supported by the Director of Human Resources.
  • Direct management of the Museum Store, supported by the Retail Manager.
  • Maintain contacts with peers in the museum field to keep abreast of best practices and current issues, and import this information into the museum.
  • Supervise the Comptroller, the Facility Manger (who manages all maintenance and security staff), the head of Information Technology, the Director of Human Resources, Special Events Manager, Catering and Beverage Manager, Retail Manager, Information Technology contractors and GOSite Project Manager.
  • Plan and manage the annual budget process, including the operational staffing plan
  • Manage and conduct annual performance evaluations of supervised museum staff
  • Develop, mentor, coach and discipline staff in a positive and productive fashion.

Institutional Leadership
  • As part of the Senior Management Team, lead the planning and overall management of the Museum, including the efficient development and implementation of its temporary and long-term programs and strategies. Assist the Executive Office with institutional strategic planning, and lead planning for the museum's operational and support departments.
  • Attend all meetings of the Board of Trustees and its Executive/Finance Committee and manage the agendas, meetings and communications for the Facilities Committee, the Budget and Audit Sub-Committee` and the GRAM Foundation Board.
  • Foster an institutional culture that values stakeholder input and utilizes evaluation and other metrics to measure effectiveness.
  • Foster interdepartmental communication, collaboration and the formation of cross-departmental teams in undertaking objectives that advance the Museum's strategic goals.
  • Create a collaborative work environment through meetings with staff, volunteers, board members, donors and other stakeholders as needed to foster effective communication.
  • Build and maintain contacts with peers in the museum field to keep abreast of best practices and current issues and bring this information into the museum.
  • Additional responsibilities as assigned.

Required Education, Knowledge, Experience, Skills, and Abilities:

Education: Master's degree or above, preferably in museum or arts management, non-profit and/or public administration, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Experience: Minimum of five years of relevant and progressively responsible experience in non-profit institutional operational and financial management is required. Previous managerial or supervisory experience in a museum setting is not mandatory, but will be highly valued.
  • Demonstrated experience in formulating and managing budgets, planning and oversight of security and human resource management
  • Successful financial management experience
  • Experience with banking and investment strategies, institutional asset management, risk management (safety security and financial), cost containment and process improvement.
  • Strong project management skills as both a manager and an executive
  • Strong organizational, administrative, customer service, time management, and interpersonal skills, along with the ability to interact effectively with a diverse population of staff, trustees, donors, artists, and local community members
  • Excellent communication skills, including public speaking and writing.
  • Abilities to plan, carry out, delegate and evaluate work essential to the management of the museum's daily operations
  • Abilities to form and maintain productive partnerships, and build collaborative relationships with appropriate individuals and entities throughout the institution, with the regional arts organizations and museums, and in the larger museum community
  • Knowledge of best practices in the field of non-profit management and demonstrated abilities to learn and apply institutional policies and procedures to best financial and budgeting practices

Environmental Capabilities and Requirements:
  • Aptitude with basic social media, database management, IT and other computer hardware and software applications used to support staff communication, financial reporting and museum external engagement.
  • Proficiency in the use of general office equipment, cameras, tools, equipment and products used in the care and maintenance of building systems and communication networks.
  • Abilities to handle, pack, lift, move, mount, and store a variety of supplies, tools, equipment used for IT, building systems and basic equipment
  • Familiarity with strategies, best practices, tools, and equipment (such as HVAC systems) used to preserve and protect museum collections to standards recommended by the American Alliance of Museums
  • Willingness and ability to travel when necessary and attend special events and fund-raising activities that support the museum's programs

About Grand Rapids:
Grand Rapids is Michigan's second largest city, located midway between Chicago and Detroit. It's the largest city in West Michigan with a M.S.A. population of 1.3 million people. The city is situated on the banks of the Grand River 25 miles east of the spectacular dunes, beaches and harbor towns of Lake Michigan. The region is economically diverse, with an economy based in the health care, information technology, automotive, aviation, and consumer goods manufacturing industries. Its airport hosts more than 2,000,000 passengers annually. Grand Rapids continues to gain national recognition for its economic resurgence and job growth as shown in its new ranking as the 25th Best Performing City in America out of the nation's 200 largest cities. World headquarters for such companies as Amway, BISSELL, Steelcase, Herman Miller, and Wolverine World Wide find their home in the region.

Grand Rapids has long been a mecca for creators and patrons of art and is a national leader in civic-minded philanthropy. It was first known as the Furniture City for the artistry of its furniture. In the 20th century, Alexander Calder's stabile la Grande Vitesse became an integral element of the city's identity as the very first public art project funded by the National Endowment for the Arts. In this century, the global art scene has been marked by ArtPrize, the world's richest, most radically open art competition where 1,500+ artists from around the world annually display their work in every corner of downtown Grand Rapids, including the art museum — and more than 400,000 visitors vote on which artist will receive the $200,000 grand prize. This cultural event like no other has been named one of the world's top five festivals by Time magazine.

Grand Rapids is a great place to live and work. The Wall Street Journal Market Watch recognized it as the second best place to live in the United States based on its solid schools and strong economy. Along with its Lake Michigan shoreline, the city was recently named by Lonely Planet as the top U.S. travel destination for 2014. Forbes recently named the Grand Rapids metropolitan region the 4th smartest city in America with a regional network of more than 20 public universities and 6 community colleges, and the 4th highest expenditures globally for higher education. Grand Rapids features other nationally known museums in addition to GRAM including the Frederick Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum, Children's Museum, Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts with its art house cinema and the Grand Rapids Public Museum. Theater, music, dance, and opera venues are complemented by 25 craft beer breweries, diverse restaurants with leading chefs, and the Griffins hockey team. Outdoor recreation includes biking, hiking, boating, fishing, golf, and America's largest 25K road race boasting 21,000 global participants. Visit www.experiencegr.com or www.grandrapids.org to learn more about the city.

The Grand Rapids Art Museum is in principle as well as practice an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to an equitable work place without discrimination with regard to race, gender, ethnicity, religion, disability or sexual orientation. GRAM places a high priority on sustaining a supportive work environment that recognizes the importance of having diverse staff in order to meet its mission.

Application Information:
Additional information about the Grand Rapids Art Museum can be found at www.artmuseumgr.org. Qualified applicants should send in confidence a compelling narrative cover letter, résumé, samples of written work relevant to this position (such as a project plan or project proposal), and full contact information for at least three references along with compensation requirements to Timothy Chester of Timothy J. Chester & Associates at tim@timothyjchester.com. Applicants must be willing and able to work evenings and weekends as needed and travel as assigned. Final candidates will be subject to criminal history, credit history, and motor vehicle background checks. Review of applications will begin March 9, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates lacking the requisite education, knowledge, skills and abilities need not apply.

(Posted 3/9/15)

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Image of a star #1191 VISITOR SERVICES MANAGER
Minnesota Historical Society, MN

OPEN TO: This job is open to all applicants.

LOCATION: Mill City Museum

SALARY: $3,820.00 monthly minimum

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

CLASSIFICATION: 15K Supervisory

HIRING MANAGER: Head of Mill City Museum

POSTING DATE: March 4, 2015

DEADLINE DATE: The application deadline date for this position has been extended to March 25, 2015.

SUPPLEMENTAL FORMS: Not required for this position.

DESCRIPTION: The Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS) seeks applicants for a Visitor Services Manager II to manage and supervise Mill City Museum's admissions, retail, visitor information and facility rental programs, and ensure outstanding service for all customers, both external and internal.

RESPONSIBILITIES: 1) manage Visitor Services staff and operations; 2) coordinate and oversee food service operations, working in collaboration with food service vendor; 3) oversee all aspects of Admissions Programs Management, including designing and maintaining sales procedures; 4) handle deposit, reporting and financial procedures requirements for admissions, museum store and facility rentals; and 5) manage building services relative to event usage.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Bachelor's degree in business administration, operations management, retail management, or related discipline plus five years program experience or equivalent OR an advanced degree plus three years program experience or equivalent.
  • Five or more years of service management, operations and supervision experience in a related museum, historic site, entertainment or retail services environment, including ticketing/admissions, retail store, visitor information and facility use coordination.
  • Strong customer service skills.
  • Proven ability to train others in serving the public.
  • Know or have the ability to learn scheduling, ticketing and retail inventory software.
  • Knowledge of personnel management practices, office procedures, accounting principles and administrative methods in order to administer the visitor services functions.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Strong knowledge of range of Mill City Museum programming.
  • Advanced financial skills and ability to complete financial and statistical reports and customer analysis.
  • Practical experience with networked computers and the staff that support them.

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

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

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

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

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

Applications will be acknowledged
- No phone calls please -

(Posted 3/5/15)

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Dorothy Molter Museum, Ely, MN

Job Classification: Seasonal, part-time, hourly at $9.00/hour averaging 15-20.5 hours per week during the summer tourist season. Winter hours may be available depending on special events.

Start date: May 19, 2015

The Visitor Services Assistant acts as the initial visitor contact and is responsible for maintaining retail operations as a primary duty. Secondary duties include museum tours and collections care as well as other projects as assigned.

Applies to all Employees:
  1. Represents the Dorothy Molter Museum in the most positive manner with prospective, former and current members, donors, visitors, vendors and the communities we serve; Interacts effectively with a diverse group of staff, interns, volunteers and other customers of our services.
  2. Learns and uses operating practices of the Dorothy Molter Museum.
  3. Upholds the Mission Statement, adheres to organizational standards, and promotes membership and sales.
  4. Handles confidential information with tact and discretion.
  5. Follows staff guidelines and performs opening/closing duties as outlined in the Employee Handbook.

Primary Responsibilities — Retail & Guest Services (75%):
  1. Communicates the museum's mission, vision, and interpretive message to the public by greeting visitors in person and over the phone; informs visitors of museum programs, exhibits, and resources; provides information to the public about Dorothy Molter via in-person contact including guided tours, and online social media (i.e.: Facebook)
  2. Carries out daily operations of the museum's gift shop, including: sales, stocking and straightening merchandise, merchandise inventories, and performing end of day procedures (daily sales receipts/reports and balancing cash drawers)
  3. Provides support services for museum members, patrons, group tours, and school tours (e.g. folding brochures, stuffing envelopes, making coffee for special events)
  4. Assists with processing, packing and shipping internet orders

Secondary Responsibilities — Tour Guide Services & Projects (25%):
  1. Communicate the museum's mission, vision and interpretive message to the public by
    1. Providing scheduled tours and
    2. Informing visitors of museum programs, exhibits, and resources
  2. Assists cashiers with daily gift shop operations (stocking, bagging, helping customers locate items, etc.) as needed or requested
  3. Performs other duties as necessary or assigned including collections care
  4. Participates in meetings as necessary or assigned
  5. Provides reports on progress to supervisor as requested

Required Qualifications:
  • Proficiency with computer software applications including Microsoft Office
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively as part of a team
  • Demonstrated ability to represent the museum in a friendly and professional manner
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule that will sometimes include weekends, evenings and holidays
  • Willingness to work in a variety of environmental situations, ranging from cold and snow to hot, humid and buggy conditions

Desired Qualifications:
  • Experience with museum and/or interpretive center visitor services operations
  • Retail experience, including cash handling and maintaining inventory, and proficiency in QuickBooks Point of Sale software

Applications accepted through March 31 or until positions filled. To apply, submit cover letter and resume to:

Jess Edberg
DMM &38212; VSA Position
PO Box 391
Ely, MN 55731

or

jess@rootbeerlady.com (Word or pdf)

(Posted 3/5/15)

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Image of a star DIRECTOR
Saugatuck-Douglas Historical Society, MI

The Saugatuck-Douglas Historical Society (http://www.sdhistoricalsociety.org) is a non-profit 501(c)3 "organization of over-achievers" in the lovely resort towns of Saugatuck and Douglas, located along the shore of Lake Michigan in Southwest Michigan. (http://saugatuck.com/index.asp) With this announcement, the Society will hire its first full-time employee and director. To this point, our organization has achieved remarkable things through the efforts of its working Board and 100+ volunteers. We have evolved to the point that we need professional management on a day-to-day basis. Our vision is to be a premier Michigan attraction built on unparalleled collections and innovative visitor-centered experiences, employing the highest standards of scholarship and stewardship. We believe we are the best small history organization in the State of Michigan and we want to remain and excel in that position.

2014 revenues — $135,600. Assets — over $1.6M. Debt — $0.

The 1866 Old School House History Center in Douglas, purchased in 2006, is our business and programming center. It is also home to our beautiful Back-In-Time-Garden and the historic 1854 Francis Metal Surfboat and the permanent boathouse exhibition, "Rowing Them Safely Home — Shipwrecks and Lifesaving on Lake Michigan."
http://www.sdhistoricalsociety.org/sites/ schoolhouse/schoolhouse.php
http://www.sdhistoricalsociety.org/sites/ schoolhouse/boathouse.php

The Society is the long-term leaseholder of the historic Saugatuck Pumphouse (1904) on the west bank of the Kalamazoo River at the foot of Mt. Baldhead Park. The Pumphouse is our History Museum, where in May, 2015, we will open our 20th different exhibition.
http://www.sdhistoricalsociety.org/sites/ museum/museum.php

The SDHS has also published 12 books and acts as the principal archival depository for the area, including a photo archive (largely digitized) with over 13,000 images.

Each summer, our programming attracts SRO crowds to the History Center with Monthly Programs and "Tuesday Talks" in July and August.
http://www.sdhistoricalsociety.org/current/monthly.php
http://www.sdhistoricalsociety.org/current/tuesday.php

The last 20 years of our "Achievements" are beautifully summarized at:
http://sdhistoricalsociety.org/Newsletter/ sdhs_summary_FINAL_11-25-14.pdf

Our hard-working Board and cadre of dedicated volunteers are seeking a Director who will be responsible for managing the daily operations of the organization. Reporting to the Board of Directors directly and through regular contact with the President, the Director will have substantial operational responsibility for the organization, including supervising staff and volunteers, and coordinating with Working Group and Project Chairs and volunteers to implement the execution of the organization's mission as more specifically provided below. S/he will develop and maintain deep knowledge of programming, activities, operations, and business plans.

Job Title: Director

Education: Bachelor's degree (minimum) and advanced degree preferred in Museum Studies, Non-Profit Administration or a discipline related to the museum's mission and collections.

Desirable experience, skills, and knowledge:
  • Excellent organizational skills; ability to coach staff and volunteers; develop and manage teams; set and achieve strategic objectives; and manage budgets.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong working knowledge of digital technology tools (word processing and financial software, web, social media, etc.)
  • Past success working with a board of directors.
  • Strong marketing, public relations, and fundraising skills.
  • Ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders and to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of volunteers.
  • Unwavering commitment to quality programs and data-driven program evaluation.

Responsibilities:

Leadership/Management:
  • Serve as the primary contact for the public and membership.
  • Provide staff support for a strong Board of Directors.
  • Attend all meetings of the Board of Directors.
  • Identify areas for formulation of policies and policy changes, as needed, for review and action by the Board and maintain and implement such policies in the organization's administration and activities.
  • Coordinate and assist Working Group Chairs and volunteers to maintain, grow and energize the membership.
  • Coordinate and assist Working Group Chairs and volunteers to ensure ongoing programming and exhibition excellence.
  • Coordinate and assist Working Group Chairs and volunteers in growing, managing and ensuring access to the organization's collections and archives consistent with policies formulated by the Board.
  • Administer and manage the books and records of the organization, including day-to-day finances.
  • Coordinate and assist the organization's accountant and Treasurer in producing timely financial reporting for use by the Board and for other purposes.
  • Coordinate and assist Work Group Chairs and volunteers to maintain, preserve, improve, and manage the use of the buildings, grounds, facilities, equipment, technology, furnishings and other property of the organization.

Fundraising:
  • Work with the Board to formulate and implement strategies for fundraising campaigns, sponsorships and events to support the annual budget and development of a high standard of excellence of the organization.
  • Work with the Board and independently to cultivate external relationships to garner new opportunities for support.
  • Research, apply for, and administer grants.
  • Coordinate and assist Working Group Chairs and volunteers with fundraising events.
  • Formulate and implement strategies for marketing and merchandising SDHS programs, products and facilities.

Communication:
  • Manage and cultivate the SDHS brand locally, statewide and nationally so as to maintain and grow public awareness of the excellence, programming, collections, and activities of the organization.
  • Manage, maintain and direct the improvement of the organization's website and social media presence.
  • Coordinate and assist Working Group Chairs and volunteers to ensure a high standard of excellence in design of the displays, products, facilities, publications and advertising of the organization.
  • Coordinate advertising of the organization's programming, exhibitions, events and activities.
  • Manage partnership and cooperative relationships and activities with other non-profit organizations, libraries and schools.

Planning:
  • Coordinate annual strategic planning process.
  • Assist the Board of Directors on policy and planning issues.

Compensation:
Competitive salaried (starting at $40,000 per year) position with monetary allowance for benefits, including flexible health care allowance, sick leave, vacation time, and opportunities for professional development.

Evaluation:
The Director will be reviewed annually by the Board of Directors. A written performance appraisal will be provided and the Director will be given an opportunity to address the board on performance related issues at the time of the annual review if requested.

Application:
If the qualifications can be met, a substantive letter of interest accompanied by a current resume and three references with complete contact information should be sent via e-mail and attachments only no later than Monday, May 3, 2015 to:

Sharon M. Kelly, Board President
Saugatuck-Douglas Historical Society
PO Box 617
Douglas, MI 49406
smkelly@comcast.net

Questions may be made in writing to Fred Schmidt at info@sdhistoricalsociety.org

(Posted 3/3/15)

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Image of a star EDUCATION SERVICES MANAGER
The DuSable Museum of African American History, IL

740 E. 56th Place
Chicago, Illinois 60637
(773) 947-0600
www.dusablemuseum.org

Reports to: Director of Educational Services and Public Programs

JOB DESCRIPTION
Oversees the design, development, and supervision of museum education programs, workshops, gallery tours, theatrical performances and special events for school audiences, which includes teachers and students, Pre-K through University level. Duties include writing curriculum and lesson plans that feature the museum's collection, understanding educational technology and creating meaningful, relevant ways to connect with students and teachers through digital media, and presenting workshops, tours, and special events for students and teachers, educator professional development, student shows, and all other school-related events.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES:
  • Supervision of Staff
  • Maintain weekly work schedules
  • Curriculum Writer
  • In School Observations and Support
  • Museum Interpreter
  • DSM and CPS Liaison
  • DuSable Mobile Museum Program Coordinator
  • Driver for Mobile Museum
  • Supervise training of Docent/Interpreters
  • Coordinate website educational content

Other Responsibilities
  • Prepare Monthly and Weekly Attendance Reports
  • Host / M.C. Museum Events and Programs
  • Supervise internship Programs
  • Interpretive Docent
  • Museum and Mobile Tours
  • Treasure Hunts
  • Discovering DuSable Digitally
  • Committee Responsibility:
    • Education Committee
    • Docent Committee

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education, Training, and Experience
Any combination of education, training, and/or experience equivalent to completion of a bachelor's degree with major coursework in museum studies, African American History, journalism, communications, or related field. Previous experience in museum education, public relations, event planning, teaching, or writing highly desirable.

Skill and Ability to:
Develop project budgets and monitor expenditures; edit and design a variety of materials; write in a creative, descriptive, technical or factual manner; establish and maintain cooperative relationships with staff, visitors and educators; respond to sensitive matters and/or situations with discretion, tact, and confidentiality; coordinate multiple complex projects and meet deadlines; prepare presentations and speak effectively in various public forums; utilize standard business and desktop publishing software.

Other Characteristics
Possession of a valid Illinois driver's license; willingness to travel throughout the state for meetings and conferences; willingness to work hours as required.

HOW TO APPLY:
Please email resume and cover letter to Kristina Eason at keason@dusablemuseum.org, with "Education Services Manager" as the subject. The DuSable Museum of African American History is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants from diverse cultural backgrounds are encouraged to apply. We will contact only those candidates whose professional experience meets our requirements. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

(Posted 3/3/15)

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Image of a star CURATOR OF LEARNING
The Henry Ford, MI

SUMMARY OF PURPOSE
The Henry Ford, located in Dearborn, Michigan, has an exciting opportunity for a Curator of Learning.

The Curator of Learning will help with the scale-up effort of The Henry Ford's Innovation Learning Accelerator (ILA) which includes, but is not limited to, planning, recruitment, training, administering evaluation, project management, product development, branding, product adoption, and distribution and maintaining communication with various participant cohorts (including teachers, students, adults, and other organizational groups) and internal stakeholders. The Curator of Learning is a Full Time / 1 year grant funded position.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
  1. Working with the Chief Learning Officer, the Education and Learning team and other relevant teams in The Henry Ford (THF), plans, manages and executes various aspects of the ILA.
  2. Plays a key role in recruitment, training, and coordination of various cohorts of participants cohorts (including teachers, students, adults and other organizational groups) in the innovation workshops.
  3. Maintains project files such as participant schedules of implementation, participation forms, releases and other information. Communicates with session briefings/minutes and debriefing notes.
  4. Participates in offering onsite and online training, and coordinates project follow-up and updates with participants.
  5. Develops and augments content and educational products/curricula/training materials as required. Conducts necessary research and pooling of content resources/assets for product development.
  6. Keeps abreast of upcoming menu of educational products. Plays an active role in integrating new products in trainings and distribution.
  7. Works with Creative Services staff to get branded workshop materials and products created.
  8. Ensures that the online evaluation surveys are administered on time and followed up on maintaining communication with third party evaluator.
  9. Observes field-testing of ILA including traveling to schools/other sites, taking notes, video, and audio testimonials (on a requirement basis only)
  10. Working with the CLO and other relevant THF staff (ex: national retail and digital and emerging media team members), participates in the planning and development of distribution and licensing plan of current products. This includes identifying and recommending online and other distribution channels and partners and working with THF team to set the processes launched.
  11. Working in collaboration with other education staff helps with tracking of project budget, records, inventory of needed supplies, training materials curriculum copies and reports.
  12. Working with education staff and relevant departments at THF, coordinates training dates and setup of training sessions including getting all the materials A/V/catering set up as required.
  13. Other as required.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
Bachelor's degree in History, Education, Museum Studies, or Business management and 1-3 years' experience developing educational experiences, products, and building relationship with audiences. Must have excellent oral and written communication skills and a fun, engaging presentation style to be able to assist in workshops. Must be technology -savvy and have good research and excellent organizational skills. Must have a flexible schedule to work on weekends and evenings as required. Valid Michigan driver's license required.

SPECIAL SKILLS
Should be proficient with computer programs especially MS programs (Excel, Word, Power Point) and emerging media. Strong oral and written communication skills, ability to function independently and to work as a member of a team; good interpersonal, organizational, problem-solving, and consensus-building skills; strong and varied program development skills; ability to work on multiple projects at a time; ability to develop creative work in a variety of media; ability to coordinate and lead professional development for various audiences (adult and youth); computer skills, including word processing and spreadsheets. Ability to multi-task and keep up with a fast-paced work environment.

To apply, please visit our web site: www.thehenryford.org/about/employment.aspx

Please upload resume and cover letter to the online application.

(Posted 3/2/15)

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Image of a star REGISTRAR
DuSable Museum of African American History, IL

740 E. 56th Place
Chicago, Illinois 60637
(773) 947-0600
www.dusablemuseum.org

Posted: February 27, 2015
Reports To: Collections Manager
Min. Experience: 3 Yrs
Education: BA in History, Art History, Museum Studies or similar
Duration: 4/1/2015-12/1/15 with the likelihood of a permanent extension

Job Description:
The DuSable Museum of African American History is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and promoting the history and culture of the African American experience through stimulating exhibitions and inspiring education programs focused on arts, artifacts, events and customs.

The Registrar reports to the Collections Manager/Head of Collections & Registration and is responsible for implementing Museum Policies and procedures encompassing acquisitions, loans, exhibitions, deaccessions, packing and shipping, security of artwork in transit, fine art insurance administration, and risk management.

The successful candidate will work closely with the Collections Manager as well as with Curatorial and exhibition staff. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, processing objects in the permanent collection and loans for an upcoming permanent exhibit, coordinating shipment and insurance for temporary traveling exhibitions, documenting loans in the collections database, corresponding with lenders and donors, creating and maintaining Loan Agreements and Deeds of Gift, preparation and management of condition reports, processing backlog, as well as other tasks as assigned.

This position is full-time until December 1, 2015, with the strong likelihood of becoming a permanent full-time position after that period. Benefits available after 90 days full time employment.

The position requires a minimum three years of registration experience and a thorough knowledge of current registration principles and practices for loans, acquisitions, changing and traveling exhibitions. Candidates must have a BA in History, Art History, Museum Studies or similar. MA strongly preferred. Candidates must also have experience with collections database software, preferably PastPerfect. Strength and skill in handling fragile works of art and artifacts are required. Strong planning and organizational skills, excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills along with an energetic can-do attitude are essential. Experience reconciling problem numbers and Found in Collection is a plus.

HOW TO APPLY:
Please email resume, cover letter, references and salary requirements (current or most recent salary acceptable) to Kristina Eason at keason@dusablemuseum.org, with "Registrar Search" as the subject. The DuSable Museum of African American History is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants from diverse cultural backgrounds are encouraged to apply. We will contact only those candidates whose professional experience meets our requirements. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

(Posted 3/2/15)

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Streamwood Park District, IL

Department: Recreation

Classification: Part-Time, Non-Exempt

Salary: $11.00 - $13.00/Hour, Based on Qualifications

Job Summary
Under the direction and supervision of the Superintendent of Business Services & HR, the Museum Docent is responsible for opening and closing the museum, supervising the building, assisting guests during museum hours and administrative and design duties as outlined below. This is a part-time position with the following schedule: Working Museum Hours March through December: Wednesday from 1:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and any additional hours as needed. There will be flexible work hours, as needed in January and February to prepare for the Museum's annual activities. Additional hours may be added and/or available depending on the need; however, hours will not to exceed 19 hours per week and/or approximately 900 hours per year.

Qualifications
  • Candidate must have excellent communication skills and enjoy working with a diverse audience ranging in age from pre-school, teens, adults and seniors.
  • Candidate must be at least 21 years of age.
  • Candidate must be CPR certified within six (6) months of hiring.
  • Candidate must have an Associate's Degree in Museum Studies, Education, Communications, History, or related field.
  • Candidate must have a minimum of one (1) year of experience as a museum docent.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Strategic/Liaison Responsibilities
  • Employee will attend monthly Historical Society meetings to create an effective and professional relationship between the Museum Docent and Historical Society members.
  • Employee must research grant opportunities for the museum and bring all grant possibilities to the Superintendent of Business Services & HR.

Customer Service
  • Employee must display excellent customer service providing guests with a courteous, helpful and informational visit.
  • Employee must create an enthusiastic, interesting, positive, and informative experience for visitors.
  • Employees must show support toward the museum and its activities, programs and exhibits.
  • Employees must show support toward the Hoosier Grove Campus activities, programs and events.
  • Employee must maintain an appropriate customer service attitude.

Daily Operations
  • Employee must clean up after events, special activities and visitors at the end of the day.
  • Employee must be able and willing to work with the Event and Corporate Service Manager and the Hoosier Grove Barn staff on a daily basis on items including, but not limited to: rentals, tours, special events, projects, etc.

Overall Operations
  • Employee is responsible for implementing and monitoring the Museum Passport Program.
  • Employee must research the history of the museum and the District.
  • Employee must develop a tour script for the museum and the Hoosier Grove grounds.
  • Employee will aid in the design, presentation, mounting and preservation of museum exhibits and artifacts.

Special Events
  • Employee will plan and execute special museum related activities.
  • Employee must be able to work Pumpkinfest.
  • Employee must assist with St. Nicholas Night.

General Duties and Responsibilities
  • Employee must greet all visitors and provide accurate information about the museum, history, and exhibits to all guests.
  • Employee must supervise all guests during their museum visit.
  • Employee must ensure the safety and proper care of all visitors, the facility, artifacts and exhibits.
  • Employee must coordinate and assist in scheduled contracted program providers that are scheduled to work at the museum (during museum hours).
  • Employee must supervise and present special scheduled activities, exhibits and/or events (during normal museum hours).

Apply online:
  1. Click: http://www.applitrack.com/streamwood/onlineapp
  2. Click under vacancies listed under Business & HR; Museum Docent
  3. Click "Apply"

(Posted 3/2/15)

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John Michael Kohler Arts Center (JMKAC), Sheboygan, WI

BACKGROUND:
Founded in 1967, the John Michael Kohler Arts Center (JMKAC) generates a creative exchange between an international community of artists and a diverse public of up to 220,000 annually (plus broadcast audiences). JMKAC makes real the power of the arts to transform lives and strengthen communities. The Arts Center serves as laboratory for the creation of new works; nurturer of interdisciplinary initiatives; originator of exhibitions and critical writings; steward of groundbreaking collections; presenter/producer of performing arts; educator; and community builder. In essence, the Arts Center is an explorer and catalyst that impacts artists and the public. Its inspiring mission, extensive award-winning programming, local/regional/national audiences, and strong involvement of underserved constituencies make it unique.

The Exhibitions/Collections Department of 12 annually curates 12-22 original exhibitions that are part of 2-3 broad themes exploring relevant issues in contemporary art. These series of exhibitions emphasize original installation works, new genres, other contemporary forms, and the work of self-taught and folk artists. The Arts Center is acclaimed for its 45-year partnership to preserve vernacular art environments and has developed an unprecedented collection of 15,000+ works that were once in jeopardy. Publications are developed to document series or individual exhibitions as possible and are exemplary in capturing the spirit of the work.

Working with 17 Community Partners, JMKAC's Connecting Communities program gives artists the opportunity to collaborate with underserved constituencies on the creation of large-scale compelling works. Among recent works, in 2014, JMKAC and two other nonprofits partnered to create a magical Culinary Art Car that reached over 25,000 in its debut weekend.

For over forty years, the groundbreaking Arts/Industry program has provided 2—6-month residencies for 16 artists annually, giving them 24/7 access to Kohler Co.'s Pottery, Iron and Brass Foundry, and Enamel Shop to create whole bodies of new work. Over 400 artists have participated in the program to date, among them Chris Antemann (OR), Susan Beiner (AZ), Jack Earl (OH), Molly Hatch (MA), Stuart Keeler (Canada), Sergei Isupov (MA), Beth Lipman (WI), Michael Sherrill (NC), and Tom Spleth (NC).

Performing/Media Arts programming includes 3—4 day Footlights residencies annually by up to 5 national/international companies, for example, Stephen Petronio Dance (NY), Esperanza Spaulding Trio (MA), Minh Tran & Company (OR), and Les Yeux Noirs (Paris) Other series focus on cultural heritage, contemporary music, theater, and documentary film.

Education efforts deepen the impact of other programs through an acclaimed arts-based preschool; introductory videos for exhibitions; lectures; tours; festivals; and programs for schools, universities, daycare centers, shelters, persons with disabilities, the elderly, and families.

The Arts Center has become a focal point of a major downtown revitalization phase one of which will open this summer with a 12-week contemporary music series. Another major project that is in a very early planning stage is the Art Preserve that will make the Arts Center's vernacular art environment collection available to scholars, artists, and the public year round.

Despite economic pressures, the Arts Center maintains free admission. It involves diverse artists in the breadth of its programming and works closely with its Community Partners. It has a 20-member Board of Directors, a full-time staff of 50 and a budget of $5.5 million. The Arts Center will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2017 with a spectacular yearlong celebration.

POSITION SUMMARY:
The Chief Curator reports to the Director and is expected to develop a creative, strategic vision for the Exhibitions/Collections Department; provide effective management of the curatorial staff; engage in cultivation and fundraising activities; and generate and carry out original ideas for major exhibition series.

Working with the Director, Deputy Director for Programming, two curators, and the full Exhibitions/Collections Team, the Chief Curator will shape a diverse, balanced exhibition schedule; conceive and curate original, innovative exhibitions; oversee the development of publications and touring exhibitions; maintain and strengthen JMKAC's regional and national professional networks; collaborate with other departments to encourage interdisciplinary activity; oversee the curatorial team; and work in a collegial and collaborative manner with peers in education, development, marketing/public relations, and visitors services. Working with the Director, Deputy Director for Programming, and Exhibitions Team Lead, the Chief Curator will assist in the development of departmental budgets and management of the exhibition schedule.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  1. Primary responsibility for the supervision and development of curatorial and collections staff.
  2. Editorial supervision of JMKAC's didactic materials and exhibitions- and collections-related publications.
  3. Research into the richness of exhibition content and that of related programming, with consideration given to availability of works of art, budget, strong public engagement, and potential to tour exhibitions.
  4. Oversee the development and execution of exhibitions with the Exhibitions Team Lead including the following responsibilities:
    1. communication (written, verbal) with artists, galleries, museums, as well as private collectors and other lenders
    2. coordination of shipping and other technical details with the registrars as needed
    3. oversight of installation requirements and exhibition design and layout
  5. Direct, assign, and oversee curatorial staff responsibilities relating to:
    1. the research and writing of interpretive materials in exhibitions—wall statements, labels, handouts, etc.—and for catalogues and other publications
    2. curatorial involvement in special-topic conferences as appropriate
    3. assisting development staff in seeking funding for Exhibitions/Collections Department
    4. collaborating with performing arts, education, and other staff as necessary on the conceptual development of related programming
    5. briefing of docents and gallery aides
    6. aiding the marketing lead in the development of marketing plans and publicity materials for each exhibition series

Qualifications:
The Chief Curator must demonstrate leadership and team-building skills and have the ability to think strategically while showing the highest level of excellence. The successful candidate will be entrepreneurial-minded and possess the energy and enthusiasm to reach her/his goals while creatively applying skills and techniques to solve problems. In addition, s/he will display integrity, be self-starting, well-organized, both big-picture and detail oriented, innovative, and capable of working under pressure and meeting deadlines.

Specific qualifications include:
  • Master's degree in Art History or related content area plus a minimum of 7 years curatorial experience;
  • Extensive knowledge of the emphases of JMKAC's specializations;
  • Exemplary curatorial record, including rigorous research and critical writing skills;
  • Excellent managerial, organizational, and administrative skills;
  • A heightened aesthetic sensibility and understanding of visual culture, as well as the ability to ignite excitement in diverse audiences;
  • Cultivation of collectors and potential donors and a willingness to travel in order to study and work with other museums' staff, collectors, and gallerists.

START DATE:
Summer 2015

COMPENSATION:
Commensurate with experience

PROCEDURE FOR APPLICATION:
Send resume and cover letter indicating interest, qualifications and list of 4-6 references to:

Diane Frankel/ Linda Sweet
Management Consultants for the Arts

Email only care of Christy Wall at mcawall2@gmail.com.

(Posted 2/24/15)

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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.

The Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA) is seeking an Affiliate Gift Officer to build meaningful and successful relationships with members of the IMA Affiliates and secure substantive philanthropic support for IMA operations and programs. The IMA Affiliate Gift Officer will work closely with the IMA curatorial leadership and the Affiliate volunteer leadership to increase membership in IMA Affiliate groups and cultivate, solicit and steward major gifts from Affiliate members.

Founded in 1883, the Indianapolis Museum of Art serves the creative interests of its communities by fostering exploration of art, design, and the natural environment. Over the last 130 years, the IMA has built a solid reputation regionally and nationally for artistic excellence, and is poised to assume a position of prominence as a museum on the leading edge of innovative practices in audience engagement and programming. With a deep commitment to Indianapolis and a strong vision for the future, the IMA is an institution on the move.

The Affiliate Gift Officer will be a valued member of an advancement team for one of the country's leading public arts institutions. This position offers exciting opportunities for the successful candidate to make a significant impact on the future of the IMA.

Indianapolis Museum of Art
Position Description

Job Title: Affiliate Gift Officer
Department: Development
Reports To: Major Gift Officer

Overview
Manage fundraising activities related to the IMA's membership program by serving as gift officer staff liaison between the Museum and its six Affiliate member groups.

Essential Job Functions
  1. Manage established portfolio of Affiliate member donors.
  2. Identify, cultivate, and solicit Affiliate members for major gifts.
  3. Develop and implement innovative techniques to increase membership in IMA Affiliate groups.
  4. Develop and manage the implementation of Affiliate policies and procedures.
  5. Oversee planning of Affiliate group programming and special events, in cooperation with Affiliate leadership, Public Programs, and the related curatorial departments.
  6. Work collaboratively with Design and Public Affairs departments to produce marketing materials and invitations promoting Affiliate group activities.
  7. Work closely with Finance department to ensure accurate recording of Affiliate group membership revenue.
  8. Produce monthly Affiliate membership reports and analyze membership trends in order to identify areas for growth.
  9. Oversee Affiliate group content on the IMA website working in coordination with Design and Public Affairs Departments.

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
An undergraduate degree and a minimum of 7 years experience in volunteer management and major gift fundraising are required. The ideal candidate will have graduate degree in related field and experience in a cultural arts organizations and.

The Affiliate Gift Officer must have exceptional interpersonal skills and be able to communicate professionally and diplomatically with a diverse group of volunteers and donors.

Other Skills and Abilities
Skills are required in the areas of organization, computer, and customer service. The ideal candidate will have experience in Raisers Edge. Event planning skills, including ability to supervise and coordinate volunteers and event activities, are also required.

Physical Demands of Work Environment
The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Work environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the position. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

(Posted 2/23/15)

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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.

MAJOR GIFT OFFICER
(please specify "Major Gift Officer" in your subject line if you email your resume)

Reports To: Deputy Director of Institutional Advancement

Basic Work Week: 37.5 Hrs/Wk

OVERVIEW
The IMA Major Gift Officer will build strong, meaningful and successful relationships with current and prospect major and planned gift donors to the IMA, leading to a substantive increase in philanthropic support for IMA operations and programs. The IMA Major Gift Officer will work closely with the IMA curatorial and senior leadership and volunteer leadership to effectively identify, engage, solicit and steward donors for annual and special/campaign gifts at the level of $10,000 and greater and $25,000 to $50,000 and greater, respectively.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
  • Manage a portfolio of approximately 150 donors, high net worth individuals, averaging 20 substantive visits per month.
    1. Develop detailed cultivation and solicitation strategies for individuals within the portfolio to increase their level of support.
    2. Working closely with curatorial and senior leadership and volunteer leadership to engage them in the donor strategies.
    3. Work closely with Advancement Services Manager and Advancement team members to expand major and planned gift prospect list and design donor engagement, recognition and stewardship.
    4. Maintain accurate and timely tracking of all donor activities using Raisers Edge.
  • Manage the planned giving recognition society, IMA Legacy Circle
  • Coordinate activities of IMA Planned Giving Advisory Group and utilize the group's professional expertise

Other duties may be assigned. To perform the job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below 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
Undergraduate degree required; graduate studies or masters degree preferred. Minimum 5 to 7 years experience and proven track record in major gift fundraising and donor stewardship required; experience in cultural institution preferred. Experience in securing planned gifts preferred.

OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Must have exceptional interpersonal skills and be able to communicate professionally and diplomatically with a diverse group of major donors, Board members, and executive management team. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to donors and employees required. Persuasive writing skills required. Must demonstrate initiative and follow-through. Must be able to work effectively across multiple departments and at all levels of the organization. Ability to think creatively and develop effective solicitation materials and correspondence required.

Skills are required in the areas of organization, computer, and customer service. Event planning skills, including ability to supervise and coordinate volunteers and event activities, are also required

(Posted 2/23/15)

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First Division Museum at Cantigny Park, IL

Job Location: Wheaton, Illinois

Position Reports To: Director of Media, First Division Museum at Cantigny Park

About the First Division Museum
The First Division Museum (FDM) at Cantigny Park, part of the Robert R. McCormick Foundation, promotes public learning about America's military heritage and affairs through the history of the Big Red One—the famed 1st Infantry Division of the U.S. Army. It stands in tribute to all who have served our country in the armed forces. This Historic Vehicle Collection is operated on a managed basis to assist the museum in this mission. These vehicles appear in local parades, car shows, static displays and other related events. The museum's main exhibit hall transports visitors to the trenches of World War I, the beaches of Normandy in World War II and the jungles of Vietnam. Outside, tanks are displayed from every era, along with personnel carriers and artillery. The Robert R. McCormick Research Center, open to the public, houses the museum's library, archival and photo collections. Visit the First Division Museum at Cantigny online at www.FirstDivisionMuseum.org.

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. He left this 500 acre estate as a gift for community. Cantigny Park is home to the McCormick Museum, First Division Museum, spectacular gardens, picnic grounds, nature trails, a Visitors Center with banquet and dining facilities, educational and recreational programs and much more. Explore Cantigny at www.cantigny.org.

Principal Function:
The Media Design Associate is responsible for digital design and social media to support and promote the First Division Museum's exhibits, programs, events, research center and historical projects. The Associate will maintain and update the website. Additionally, the Associate will manage the Museum's engagement with social media, generating and monitoring content. The ideal candidate will be an experienced design specialist with strong writing skills, a knack for technology, and an interest in history. The job requires the ability to manage multiple projects at once as well as work with and manage the expectations of stakeholders.

Principal Responsibilities:
  • Maintain the First Division website for accuracy, clarity and integrity. Update the site with general information, events, programs, temporary exhibits, digital archive, and special interest items. Design layout, graphics, animation, video, and sound content for the web. Assist and take part in planning for a website redesign. Familiarity with military and veteran culture to creatively engage our communities.
  • Manage and coordinate the First Division Museum social media platforms and measurement strategies for Facebook, Twitter, UStream, YouTube, LinkedIn, Pinterest and Instagram with regular engagement. Work closely with museum staff to portray a complete picture of our work to the public. Work within the guidelines of the McCormick Foundation Digital Strategy and collaborate with Cantigny Park, McCormick Museum and Cantigny Golf.
  • Design, write and edit the Museum's communications vehicles including marketing collateral, e-blast, digital and print ads, postcards, flyers, posters, buckslips, brochures, signage, invitations and other publications. Ensure that these products meet First Division Museum deisgn management and reputation guidelines. Write historical content for marketing pieces. Work with historian and educator for accuracy and authenticity.
  • Stay current with latest trends in website design, accessibility, and usability, and make recommendation for incorporating new features into the site.
  • Collaborate with Exhibits team on the use of digital tools in online and in-Museum exhibits. Provide expert advice.
  • Scan and prepare images for use on the web and in publications.
  • Support the production of LINK (internal newsletter), Bridgehead Sentinel (Veteran newsletter), and Cantigny Military History Series books as required.
  • Collaborate routinely with communications and IT teams on selected projects.

Position Requirements:
  • Graphic design experience in creating and producing communication materials (advertising, direct mail, brochures, etc.). Demonstrated skill in layout, graphic design and desktop publishing for publication and web. Established design portfolio showcasing versatile styles for both online and offline projects.
  • Bachelor's degree in Graphic Design, Communications or related field.
  • Interest in Military History of the United States Army (Museum topic: 1st Infantry Division) and the application of the history into social media in creative ways. Comfortable dealing with veteran and active duty military communities and individuals.
  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite: InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, and Microsoft products.
  • Knowledge and experience managing social media campaign tools (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube, Hootsuite) and implementing best practices.
  • Proficient in webpage construction and designing e-blasts (MailChimp). Demonstrated skill in HTML and CSS design.
  • Decisive and proactive; self-starter with ability to adapt to change and prioritize projects. Highly organized-can meet deadlines and keep track of details. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills-a team player. Creative thinker for program development and problem-solving.

How to apply for this job:
Interested applicants must submit a resume and cover letter at: MFResumes@McCormickFoundation.org

(Posted 2/23/15)

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Koochiching County Historical Society, MN

The Koochiching County Historical Society in International Falls, Minnesota is accepting applications for a full-time Director. The society operates the Koochiching County Historical Museum and the Bronko Nagurski Museum dedicated to one of the greatest football player of all time and a charter member the NFL Hall of Fame.

International Falls, Minnesota is one of the busiest border crossings in the United States and is adjacent to Fort Frances, Ontario, Canada. International Falls serves as the county seat of Koochiching County. Located near many recreational areas and Voyageurs National Park the region draws many visitors for outdoor activities such as boating, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, camping, hiking, golfing, snowmobiling and cross country skiing. The society serves as cultural amenity to this varied host of outdoor experiences.

Position Summary:
The Director serves as the chief executive officer of the organization, managing the day-to-day activities and operations, directing and coordinating the work of staff and volunteers. She/He works closely with the Board of Directors and committees while assuming the overall leadership role in guiding all administrative, fiscal, collections, exhibition, and community-oriented activities and programs. The Director reports to the Board of Directors and is a non-voting member of the Board.

Qualifications:
Master's Degree (preferred) or Bachelor's Degree in U.S. History, American Studies, Public History, or related fields and 5-7 years as a professional in a management position in a museum or historical society preferably in the Director role. This experience should include budgeting and staff management as well as program development. The successful candidate will possess:
  • An understanding of nonprofit finances including budgets, financial reports and investments.
  • An understanding of collection management and curation.
  • The ability to recruit, motivate and manage staff and volunteers as well as to facilitate Board interactions and planning.
  • Excellent written and verbal skills including public speaking.
  • Excellent computer skills and an understanding of standard computer software including museum management programs.
  • Ability to plan, design and oversee fund raising campaigns and grant applications.
  • Ability to develop strong community relations.
  • Exhibit planning, development, construction and maintenance.
  • Ability to design educational programs and work with youth.
  • Network of connections within the history, museum and related fields.

General Responsibilities:
  • Be the public face of the Society.
  • Work with the Board of Directors and each of the committees to assure the mission, vision and financial goals of the Society are consistently met through activities and programs.
  • Prepare all materials for Board of Director meetings and maintains all official records and documents to ensure compliance with federal, state and local regulations.
  • Work with the appropriate committees to assure financial and membership growth and fund raising strategies.
  • Prepare budgets for presentation to the Board of Directors and ensure that the organization operates within those budget guidelines.
  • Communicate with members and the public through newsletters, press releases, the Society's website, and various electronic and social media.
  • Be responsible for employing, controlling, compensating and discharging of all employees and volunteer personnel.
  • Develop educational and entertaining programs and exhibits.
  • Become well versed in the history of Koochiching County and the surrounding regions of north central Minnesota and northwestern Ontario, Canada.
  • Be proficient in operations of the museum store and other income generating activities.
  • The successful candidate must have the ability to lift 50 lbs. or less on a routine basis and must be able to climb ladders, scaffolding and stretch to reach items. The candidate will also have the capability to acquire a valid Minnesota driver's license.

To apply, forward resume by March 27, 2015 to:

koochmuseums@gmail.com with "search committee" in the subject line

Or mail resume to:

Director
Koochiching County Historical Society
214 6th Avenue
International Falls, MN 5664
(218)283-4316

Candidates interested in the position can schedule and interview at the AAM meeting in Atlanta in April.

(Posted 2/18/15)

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Mackinac State Historic Parks, MI

Mackinac State Historic Parks is a collection of historic and natural history sites in Mackinaw City and on Mackinac Island, Michigan. Our interpreters present Mackinac's rich history and natural resources to provide outstanding educational and recreational experiences for the public. Our visitors include school groups, families, bus tours, scouts, and individuals. Our positions include: historic interpreters (civilians, soldiers, sawyers, lighthouse keepers, American Indians), blacksmiths, and adventure tour guides. Individual male and female positions descriptions and applications found at www.MackinacParks.com/employment-opportunities-list/

Major Responsibilities and Requirements
All interpreters interact with the public through presentations, tours, demonstrations, and informal interpretation. Interpreters are generally outdoors or in historic or reproduction structures. We are looking for applicants with great attitudes who work well with their co-workers and the public. Interpreters are responsible for researching, organizing, and preparing their talks and information for presentations and for answering questions. They must be friendly, responsible, enthusiastic, outgoing, and organized.

Job Details
Positions work 5-6 days per week and 30-40 hours each week. Positions start between May 1 and June 1 and end from August 22 and October 11, 2015 (11-23 week positions). Costumes and uniforms are provided, as well as manuals, books, and on-site training. Affordable housing is available. Wages start at $8.15/hour. Applicants must be at least 18 years old.

Deadline for applications is April 1, 2015. Interviews start as early as the first week of March. Send cover letter, application (found online), and two letters of recommendation to:

Mackinac State Historic Parks
Attn: Katie Mallory
P.O. Box 873
Mackinaw City, MI 49701
231-436-4100
malloryk@michigan.gov

Our Sites include:
Fort Mackinac
Historic Downtown Mackinac
Colonial Michilimackinac
Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park
Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse

Individual positions descriptions and applications found at
www.MackinacParks.com/employment-opportunities-list/

(Posted 2/9/15)

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Image of a star PEORIA PLAYHOUSE CHILDREN'S MUSEUM EDUCATION MANAGER
The Pleasure Driveway and Park District of Peoria, IL

POSITION: Full Time

REQUIREMENTS:
  • Four-year college degree in museum education, education or a closely related field is required. Although a degree is preferred, extensive experience in a like position with similar duties or responsibilities may be substituted for all or part of the educational requirement.
  • Requires a minimum of two years of direct experience in an educational setting, ideally a museum or other informal education setting.
  • Must have excellent customer service, problem solving and organizational skills.
  • Must have knowledge and experience in creating and facilitating educational experiences in a science and engineering, art, history, early childhood and/or other related context. Must be comfortable working in all of these disciplines.
  • Knowledge of basic personnel supervision practices.
  • Knowledge of computers as needed for office work, including knowledge of Microsoft Office suite.
  • Ability to train, supervise and evaluate employees and volunteers. Create an atmosphere of teamwork and positive energy among staff and volunteers.
  • Ability to communicate with others clearly in person and in writing.
  • Ability to plan, organize, implement, supervise and evaluate educational programs.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously with a minimal degree of supervisory oversight.
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with co-workers, other park district personnel, vendors, and the general public.
  • Must be people oriented. Must continually demonstrate a customer-friendly personality while performing all duties in a manner that demonstrates reliability, initiative, tact and resourcefulness.
  • Must be able to work with children of all ages, as well as adults. Must show interest in children and families.
  • Must demonstrate an ongoing commitment to learning and innovation.

DUTIES:
  • Develop educational programs for a range of audiences, including infants, toddlers, young children, older children, teens and parents. Develop strategies for engaging parents and guardians.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with schools and community groups. Develop programs for school groups and teachers.
  • Create and manage off-site educational programming. Promote education programs and work directly with visitors to the Museum.
  • Collaborate with programming staff from Peoria Zoo, Luthy Botanical Gardens and other Park District staff to create educational programs in Glen Oak Park and elsewhere.
  • Help to train staff, volunteers and interns to work with Museum visitors. Develop policies and procedures for staff and volunteers working with education programs.
  • Manage special events and birthday parties as needed.
  • Evaluate programs and use the evaluations to inform program changes.
  • Coordinate with Operations Manager and other staff.
  • Follow and support all aspects of the Park District's safety program.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned.

OTHER:
  • Under the supervision of the Director of Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
  • Salary range: $33,000 - $38,000 per year.
  • Schedule consists of four week-days and one weekend day per week. Additional evening and weekend hours may be required.

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

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

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

The Peoria Park District hires without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, citizenship status, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, pregnancy, military status or unfavorable discharge from military service, protected veteran status or on the basis of any characteristic protected by law. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply. AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.

(Posted 2/9/15)

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Image of a star CURATOR OF EDUCATION & EMERGING ARTIST PROGRAMS
Rochester Art Center, MN

40 Civic Center Drive SE Rochester, MN 55902 www.rochesterartcenter.org

Reports to: Executive Director

Classification: Full-time, Exempt

Direct Report Personnel: Assistant Curator of Education and Public Engagement, contract instructors, and visiting artists.

The Curator of Education & Emerging Artist Programs oversees Rochester Art Center's visitor-centered approach to all art education programming, emerging artist initiatives, and public community engagement initiatives, including creating opportunities for all audiences to engage with contemporary art in meaningful and enjoyable ways. The Curator of Education & Emerging Artist Programs is primarily responsible for the development, implementation, and evaluation of all educational and emerging artists' exhibitions, support, and projects.

Qualifications:
  • Degree in art history, fine arts, museum education, museum studies, or related field. Master's Degree preferable.
  • Extensive knowledge of art history, studio art, art appreciation, and public engagement practices.
  • Understanding of current museum teaching strategies, learning theory, and best practices.
  • Curatorial interest and experience with emerging artists and exhibition installation process.
  • Experience in museum or arts education developing and planning programs.
  • Articulate verbal, writing, editorial skills, and public speaking experience.
  • Entrepreneurial with the ability to develop innovative and accessible art programs related to exhibitions, contemporary discourse, and current events.
  • Proven ability to work with diverse constituencies including schools, community agencies, health communities, social agencies, and cultural institutions.
  • Background in fostering universal access for arts and cultural organizations.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and aptitude to work with and inspire a team.
  • Inventive problem solver with ability to multi-task, work under pressure, and establish and meet deadlines.
  • Supervisory experience is desirable.
  • Must be able to work a varied schedule including some evenings and weekends.

Overall Responsibilities:
The Curator of Education & Emerging Artist Programs creates and manages a multidisciplinary education and curatorial program that nourishes the community's sense of curiosity, adventure, and imagination. S/he will curate a program in which the museum environs function as a site for art, thought, respite, investigation, and experimentation. The appropriate candidate will have passion and compassion for the community that RAC serves. S/he will recognize the pretense and preconceptions that often come with understanding the value and role of contemporary art and will demonstrate an eagerness to develop new working modes and language that are respondent to artists, artistic practices, viewers, and our specific place and time.

Job Duties:
  • Develop and implement a strategic plan for an education and public engagement program that reflects current global contemporary art practices and perspectives.
  • Curate the RAC's 3rd Floor Emerging Artists exhibition series and write original essays (4 annually).
  • With Chief Curator and Preparator design and install exhibitions.
  • In collaboration with the Executive Director, develop a common language and a strategy for discourse related to exhibitions to be shared with volunteers, interns, gallery attendants, and staff.
  • With Chief Curator generate original content and provide context for exhibition related programs, family guides, newsletters, and marketing.
  • Curate exhibitions and programs with various community groups: middle and high school, seniors, design and architecture groups, and others.
  • Create exhibition narratives and tour outlines each season for both adults & children.
  • Assist development department in targeting grants, identifying funding, and locating resources.
  • Coordinate and assist with budgets, grant writing, and calendars with appropriate staff.
  • With the Assistant Curator of Education & Public Engagement:
    • Plan, produce, and document Free Family Days and other Educational events for the museum.
    • Design activities that function with current exhibitions at the art center, current city-wide programs, and other pertinent arts-related events.
    • Oversee Total Arts Day Camp, Rochester Art Center's summer camp program, including hiring and training instructors, booking visiting artists, ordering supplies, and maintaining a balanced budget.
    • Direct two afterschool teen programs.
    • Form strategic alliances with teachers and administrators at area K-12 schools and strengthen relationships with faculty at local colleges through curriculum sharing or other joint projects.
    • Create and implement a new docent program.
    • Identify opportunities to partner with diverse community groups and under-served populations.

ROCHESTER ART CENTER VISION
To be a cultural center for innovation and creativity through contemporary art.

MISSION
Rochester Art Center offers the opportunity for all people to understand and value the arts through innovative experiences with contemporary art.

Please send a letter of interest, resume, and the names of three references to jlovelace@rochesterartcenter.org. No phone calls please.

(Posted 2/4/15)

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Dubuque Museum of Art (DUMA), IA

The Dubuque Museum of Art (DUMA) is seeking an Executive Director. The Director we seek will have a strong love, knowledge and understanding of art. This person will be a highly visible advocate for the museum, seeking opportunities to generate exciting programming that will increase community involvement and engage the art community. The Director will build substantive relationships with collectors, benefactors, and drive additional revenue.

Responsibilities include the general day-to-day management and operation of the museum in accordance with the strategic goals and policies established by the DUMA Board of Trustees. The Director supervises three professional staff members, reports to the Board of Trustees through its President and Executive Committee, and works in close collaboration with all standing and ad hoc committees of the Board. In addition to regular daytime office hours, this position requires night and weekend work.

Salary: $75,000

Required Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated successful track record in grant writing, fundraising, marketing, and capital campaigns.
  • Superior written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Knowledge and experience related to upholding professional museum standards for an accredited museum and for the preservation of a collection held in the public trust.
  • A Master's degree in arts (management, history, or related field) administration or related field preferred.
  • Experience in a museum as a senior staff member, prefer 5-7 years.

The Dubuque Museum of Art is the oldest cultural organization in Iowa, established in 1874, with a long history of serving a vibrant and supportive community for over 125 years. DUMA was accredited by the American Alliance of Museums in 2004. DUMA maintains a permanent collection of over 2200 works of art that concentrates on early 20th century American art, including a significant collection of original works by Grant Wood and Edward S. Curtis, and contemporary regional art. Open year-round, DUMA has 8,000 visitors annually, and offers an ambitious schedule of unique programs for the public including school tours, after school classes, adult programming and classes, exhibition openings, and gallery talks.

Candidates should send or email a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and letters of professional references to:

Search Committee
Dubuque Museum of Art
701 Locust Street
Dubuque, Iowa 52001
Email: dsass@dbqart.com

Applications will be reviewed beginning February 28, 2015, and will continue until the position is filled.

Dubuque, Iowa is a vibrant community encompassing over 95,000 residents in Dubuque County. Dubuque is located in east central Iowa on the bluffs of the Mississippi River in an area known as the Tri-States region including southwest Wisconsin and northwest Illinois. It was designated an All-America City in 2007, 2012, and 2013. Learn more about Dubuque at www.cityofdubuque.org, www.greaterdubuque.org/gddc/relocate, www.dubuque365.com, and www.thonline.com.

(Posted 1/30/15)

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Michigan State University, MI

Department/Division: Community Education and Events

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 and international 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 CITES-registered scientific 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
  • 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 terminal degree in a discipline related and complementary to the work and collections of the Museum
  • a significant record of scholarship and research

For inquiries and additional information, contact the chair of the search committee, Professor Margaret Crocco (croccom@msu.edu).

Position is open until filled. Review of applications will begin on March 1, 2015. 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 https://jobs.msu.edu for job posting #0659.

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 1/28/15)

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The Frazier History Museum, Louisville, KY

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

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

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

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

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

(Posted 1/27/15)

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Chazen Museum of Art, WI

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

(Posted 1/21/15)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Conditions of Employment:
None.

(Posted 1/21/15)

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

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

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(Posted 1/20/15)

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Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum, IL

POSITION: Full-Time

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(Posted 1/15/15)

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Krasl Art Center (KAC), MI

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Reports to: Director of Marketing & Events

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

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

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

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

(Posted 1/12/15)

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Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA), MI

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

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

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

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

(Posted 1/6/15)

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Canton Museum of Art, OH

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Canton Museum of Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

(Posted 12/29/14)

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Image of a star EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Jewish Museum Milwaukee, WI

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(Posted 12/9/14)

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

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

(Posted 12/9/14)

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

NOW HIRING FOR THE 2015 SEASON

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

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

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

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

(Posted 12/9/14)

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

HIRING FOR THE 2015 SEASON

BEGINNING MAY & JUNE

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

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

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

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

Mackinac State Historic Parks is an Equal Opportunity Employee

(Posted 12/9/14)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(Posted 12/4/14)

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

OPEN TO: This job is open to all applicants.

LOCATION: History Center

SALARY: $3,660.00 monthly minimum

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

CLASSIFICATION: 11L Professional

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

POSTING DATE: December 1, 2014

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

SUPPLEMENTAL FORMS: Not required for this position.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Applications will be acknowledged
- No phone calls please -

(Posted 12/2/14)

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

OPEN TO: This job is open to all applicants.

LOCATION: History Center

SALARY: $3,660.00 monthly minimum

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

CLASSIFICATION: 11L Professional

HIRING MANAGER: Manager of Outreach Services

POSTING DATE: November 24, 2014

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

SUPPLEMENTAL FORMS: Not required for this position.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Applications will be acknowledged
- No phone calls please -

(Posted 12/2/14)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Create a culture of customer service within the volunteer staff.

Other duties may be assigned.

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

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

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

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

(Posted 12/2/14)


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