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INSTITUTION
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The Bakken, MN
7/30/15
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National Art Museum of Sport, IN
7/30/15
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Missouri Botanical Garden, MO
7/30/15
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Minnesota Museum of American Art, MN
7/30/15
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Salisbury House Foundation (SHF), IA
7/17/15
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Minnesota Historical Society, MN
7/17/15
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Minnesota Historical Society, MN
7/17/15
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Figge Art Museum, Davenport, IA
7/17/15
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University of Wisconsin—Madison, WI
7/17/15
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American Swedish Institute, MN
7/17/15
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Missouri History Museum, MO
7/15/15
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Missouri History Museum, MO
7/15/15
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Missouri History Museum, MO
7/15/15
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Minnesota Historical Society, MN
7/10/15
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Rochester Art Center, MN
7/8/15
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Lake County Forest Preserves, Wauconda, IL
6/30/15
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Layman Design, IL
6/23/15
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Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University, MI
6/17/15

State Historical Society of North Dakota, ND
6/15/15
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John Michael Kohler Arts Center, WI
5/18/15
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Indianapolis Museum of Art, IN
4/30/15
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National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library (NCSML), IA
4/28/15
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Indiana Historical Society, IN
4/22/15
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The Pleasure Driveway and Park District of Peoria, IL
4/2/15
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The Pleasure Driveway and Park District of Peoria, IL
4/2/15

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Image of a star EXHIBIT DEVELOPER, PART TIME, TEMPORARY
The Bakken, MN

Position Summary Statement
The Exhibit Developer will be a key contributor to the team responsible for creating a preliminary interpretive plan for a new exhibit at The Bakken, Inventing for Health: Minnesota's Biomedical Revolution. This plan will form the basis for subsequent funding requests to finalize and implement the plan to produce the exhibit, scheduled to open in 2017. Tasks include: research; participation in grant writing; planning exhibit concepts, content and design direction; writing preliminary exhibit scripts and descriptions of sample interactive experiences, topic testing with audiences; overseeing construction of prototypes; evaluation of exhibits; acquiring resources; supervising exhibit design and other activities, as requested. This position is part-time and temporary at approximately 15 hrs./wk. for 10-11 months.

Position Responsibilities and Duties
  • Develop concepts, content and interpretive strategies for exhibitions.
  • Identify and read relevant literature, consult with experts, and engage in other research activities to guide exhibition development.
  • Identify and acquire objects, images, media, and other resources to be used in exhibition projects.
  • Draft original exhibit scripts and edit texts drafted by other exhibit team members.
  • Facilitate review by staff and consultants (when relevant) at key points in the exhibit development/design process and incorporate feedback.
  • Develop and implement audience research, exhibit evaluation and remediation strategies. Represent audience perspectives to guide and evaluate design and prototypes.
  • Work with Exhibits staff on in-house design, prototyping and fabrication of exhibition projects.
  • Supervise design, prototyping and fabrication consultants and other vendors, as requested.
  • Work with curators to integrate artifacts and books from the museum collections into exhibitions. Obtain artifacts from other museums or sources when needed.
  • Work with Chief Curator, Deputy Director for Programs and External Relations staff on fundraising and promotion for exhibition projects. Write grants, and assist in creating presentation materials and in developing fundraising campaign messages and strategies.
  • Collaborate with and support the efforts of other exhibit team members.
  • Provide direction to volunteers and interns, as needed.

Organization Relationships and Contacts
  • Reports to the Chief Curator.
  • Ability to work effectively with corporate partners.
  • Works in close cooperation with Collections staff, and other Exhibit Developers. Works occasionally with Education and External Relations staff.
  • May supervise some consultants and vendors.
  • Ability to supervise volunteers and interns as needed

Experience and Qualifications Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree in education, history, art, design, or a relevant area of science or engineering.
  • Two years successful experience on creative teams, some experience with science and/or history education and the exhibit development process.
  • Excellent skills in researching historical, scientific and technological subjects, and analyzing and interpreting them for a public audience.
  • Familiarity with design and with the use of interactive and multimedia elements in exhibitions is preferred.
  • Strong communication (verbal and written) essential.
  • Computer skills (Microsoft Office); Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator experience preferred.
  • Experience in leading projects beneficial, but not required.
  • Self-management essential.

Applicants should email resume and cover letter by Aug. 17 to Kelly Finnerty, Director for Programs at finnerty@thebakken.org

(Posted 7/30/15)

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National Art Museum of Sport, IN

PO Box 441155
Indianapolis, IN 46244

This is an opportunity to direct a museum housing one of the largest collections of fine art depicting sport (www.nationalartmuseumofsport.org) in the United States. The National Art Museum of Sport has an expanding collection of more than 1000 works of art from the nineteenth century to contemporary and nationally and regionally significant exhibitions. The Museum has a highly professional approach, a dedicated board, and a typical annual budget of nearly $700,000.*

NAMOS is at an exciting juncture. The museum has recently completed an independent audit and strategic plan. The finances are stable. The museum is stronger than ever and ready to embark upon a capital campaign and open a new permanent space.

For more about the museum and the position, see below.

OPPORTUNITIES OF THE POSITION
  • Lead an expanding museum with an eagerness to try new things and engage new audiences as it enters its sixth decade.
  • Bring to fruition the relocation of the museum.
  • Collaborate with civic and cultural leaders.
  • Embark upon a capital campaign supported by a dedicated board.
  • Make a mark and leave a legacy by reopening the museum's next location.
  • Competitive compensation, commensurate with experience.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Institutional advancement, including fundraising and marketing
  • Education, outreach and community relations
  • Collections stewardship, exhibition and program planning
  • Operational and strategic planning
  • Governance and financial management

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE, AND SKILLS
  • Minimum of four years' experience in a management position.
  • Master of Art, Masters in Business Administration, Masters of Philanthropy or related experience is desirable. Experience and accomplishments are accepted in lieu of these degrees.
  • Big-picture thinker to advance a museum.
  • Fundraising experience, including individual and corporate gifts, grants, events and capital campaigns. Ability to attract new members and donors.
  • Experience being the public face of an organization.
  • Knowledge of museum standards, best practices, and trends to maintain accreditation and keep the museum moving forward.
  • Ability to generate annual budget, monthly financial reports and follow appropriate cash procedures.
  • Willingness to wear many hats, do whatever is needed to get the job done. Experience in a museum is desirable.

DETAILS AND HOW TO APPLY
Please send nominations to: info@nationalartmuseumofsport.org.

MORE ABOUT THE MUSEUM
Founded in 1959, NAMOS first opened in Madison Square Garden and then moved to the University of New Haven, CT. After exhibiting at the Pan American Games in Indianapolis in 1987, NAMOS subsequently received a grant from Lilly to move to Indianapolis and establish a gallery in the then-new Bank One Tower (now Chase Tower), where the museum opened in January, 1991. In 1994, NAMOS moved to University Place Conference Center and Hotel on the campus of Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, where it resided until 2012. While NAMOS considers multiple potential locations for a permanent location, its office is currently at NCAA headquarters in Indianapolis where approximately 60 of NAMOS' works of art rotate on display.

Over the last 56 years, NAMOS has held more than 100 exhibits around the world, including, notably: the New York World's Fair; multiple Olympiads; Madison Square Garden; the Biennial Exhibit of Sport Art in Madrid; IBM Gallery; and the Pan Am Games. Exhibits have featured internationally renowned artists including George Bellows, Thomas Eakins, Winslow Homer, Elaine de Kooning, Morris Rosenfeld, and Andy Warhol, as well as contemporary and emerging artists.

In addition to NAMOS' exhibits, other prominent programs include NAMOS' international art competition and Artist of the Month. Moreover, NAMOS is preparing to launch a nation-wide, youth art competition.

*The last year the museum had a physical facility the budget was nearly $700,000, in the last two, unusual years while relocating the budget has been nearly $400,000.

(Posted 7/30/15)

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Missouri Botanical Garden, MO

Summary:
The Interpreter actively participates in advancing the Garden's mission through implementing visitor-centric and participatory engagement initiatives aimed at building stronger natural connections with visitors. Participates in all aspects of interpretive exhibit and strategy development; concept planning, design, development, construction, fabrication, installation, implementation, as well as assessment and evaluation. Coordinates interpretive exhibit strategies that may include audio, visual or in-person activities; hands-on exhibits; interactive digital media programming, signage; print or online publications; guided or self-guided tours and other interpretive tactics.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Provides Educational Visitor Engagement and Ensures Positive Visitor Experiences: Coordinates and participates in the planning, design, development, construction, fabrication, implementation, delivery and evaluation of interpretive exhibit strategies across the Garden through informal education best practices for diverse audiences.
  • Plans, Develops, Implements & Assesses Interpretive Exhibits: Actively collaborates with interpreters, educators, curators, designers, administrators, and maintenance teams to develop interpretive exhibits. Key liaison between the intent of interpretive content and the learning experience, including the physical environment and the communication of core messages, objectives, and ideas. Key driver in the creative process of exhibition design, shaping the look and feel of exhibitions and ensuring high quality hands-on, mission-related experiences. Designs and prepares drawings of proposed exhibitions, including concept floor plans, elevation renderings, and proposed material specifications. Incorporates innovative techniques, including interactive digital graphic design, audio visual methods, and multimedia programs and applications, to enhance the visitor experience. Troubleshoots and adapts plans as needed to serve intended purpose and audience, embrace accessibility and universal design, conform to budget, fabrication restrictions, and timelines. Identifies and works with outside contractors, as needed, to meet the needs of the varied exhibitions. Collaborates with others to design assessment and evaluation plans and tactics to ensure visitor learning, impact, and outcomes can be measured, tracked, and shared.
  • Coordinates the Maintenance of Interpretation & Educational Resources: Follows proper storage requirements of exhibit equipment, materials, and supplies. Monitors and assesses exhibits and coordinates with appropriate personnel for repairs, adjustments, or replacements. Reports daily maintenance needs through the predetermined reporting system and discusses issues and challenges with Manager.
  • Participates in Educational Special Events: Participates in the development and implementation of special educational events held throughout the year which may include displays, exhibitors, printed and digital media. Coordinates with interpretation team and education staff on planning, preparations, setup, and implementation details and logistics.
  • Supervises Designated Staff & Volunteers: Participates in the hiring and selection process for employees and volunteers. Assists in the orientation, training and mentoring of interpretation employees and volunteers in the concept planning, development, fabrication, installation and implementation of interpretive exhibit strategies. Oversees the scheduling of designated exhibit volunteers and coordinates with Manager on the scheduling of designated employees. Supervises daily work assignments, coach/develop performance for success, review/approve timesheets, maintain accurate attendance records, complete annual performance evaluations and goal setting sessions with assigned employees, handles all disciplinary actions, etc.. Monitors employee/volunteer productivity, workload and morale with the goal of promoting employee/volunteer satisfaction while accomplishing the Department's goals and objectives in order to achieve desired outcomes within the Education Division.
  • Demonstrated Team Player: Works cooperatively with the team leaders on other garden educational initiatives, special exhibits, and events. Behaves and communicates in a manner that promotes and fosters a culture of teamwork and cooperation, within the division, department and throughout the Garden, with co-workers, supervisors/managers, volunteers, visitors, contractors, and employees.
  • Adheres to Safety Guidelines and First Aid Provider: Creates and ensures a safe environment for all participants and ensures visitors are informed of offerings and rules of etiquette within the Interpretive venues. Communicates the Garden's rules of etiquette to visitors in an effort to orient visitors to the facility. Monitors visitor behavior and ensures adherence to safety guidelines; responds to and administers First Aid/CPR as necessary, reports all incidents using appropriate Garden forms as well as any concerns to the Interpretation Manager, and the Security Manager.
  • Participates in Ticket & Merchandise Sales: As needed, assists with the operations of the Children's Garden ticket fort, including on-site ticket sales, money handling, and communication with Visitor Services representatives. Utilizes the Galaxy system and the touch screen PC to processes Children's Garden admission tickets and merchandise sales.

Supervisory Responsibilities:
  • Regular Part-Time and Full-Time Interpretation Assistants
  • Coordinates the activities of assigned volunteers

Qualifications/Experience:
  • Exhibit Design — Minimum (3) years' experience in exhibition design in a museum, science center, zoo, nature center and/or botanical garden setting, with broad knowledge of the exhibition field and current trends. Strong technical skill with proven expertise in interactive exhibit design, digital media, and participatory experiences. Ability to collaborate effectively with staff including interpreters, fabricators, curators, graphic designers, colleagues, volunteers, and supporters. Prior experience working with exhibit development in a cultural institution is a plus. Knowledge of exhibit materials, trends in digital media trends, and fabrication processes is a plus.
  • Interpretation — Minimum of (2) years' related interpretation experience working with the target visitor population preferred. Certification through the National Association for Interpretation is preferred.
  • Supervision — Minimum (2) years' prior Supervisory experience required of staff and/or volunteers. Ability to supervise a work group with strong focus on teamwork and the execution of high quality informal learning opportunities.
  • Visitor Experience Oriented — Driven to provide high quality personalize learning opportunities for visitors within a fast-paced, mission based public attraction. Must enjoy and feel comfortable and confident interacting and working in close proximate to general public, in a safe and friendly manner.
  • Must be solution oriented, highly organized, multi-task minded, budget conscious, diplomatic problem solver, and true team player.
  • Scheduling flexibility that allows working some weekends, evenings, and holidays is required.
  • Demonstrates highest level of professional and ethical conduct.
  • The requirements and duties listed are representative and not exhaustive of the knowledge, skill, and/or abilities required.

Education:
  • Bachelor's Degree in education, exhibit design, interpretation, museum studies, or related fields is required.
  • Some completed college level course work in education, science education, ecology, environmental science, horticulture, interpretation, exhibit design is required.
  • An equivalent combination of skills, education and experience may be considered.

Computer Skills:
  • Proficient experience using Microsoft Office suite (i.e., Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Windows XP).
  • Knowledge of new technologies and design software (i.e., Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere Pro, CAD, Visio, etc.).
  • Demonstrated experience utilizing electronic ticket sales preferred.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain required CPR/First Aid certification.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain required NAI certifications.

Physical Demands:
  • Must be able to work both indoors and out.
  • Must be able to lift and carry 20-30 pounds.
  • May be required to perform tasks at varying heights (i.e., step stools, climb ladders, etc.)
  • Extensive standing, reaching and stooping - 85% or more of the workday is standing on feet.
  • Ability to utilize computer keyboard (typing) and simple tools (exhibit repairs).

Work Environment:
  • May require working indoors and outdoors throughout day in all seasons. Ability to work outdoors in temperatures over 100°F as well as temperatures below 0°F, in rain, snow and other inclement weather conditions as needed.

(Posted 7/30/15)

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Minnesota Museum of American Art, MN

About MMAA:
Minnesota Museum of American Art strives to make the visual arts more accessible to members of our community through exhibitions, programs, educational initiatives, and collaborative ventures. Based in St. Paul, MMAA focuses on American art from the 19th century to the present with special emphasis on the work of Minnesota artists, which is well represented in the museum's superb collection of over 4,000 works of art. With its Project Space in the Historic Pioneer Endicott Building on the edge of St. Paul's burgeoning Lowertown neighborhood, the museum has a platform for presenting innovative and engaging programs that connect the museum with the community.

Position Overview:
The Collections Manager at the Minnesota Museum of American Art (MMAA) is the lead caretaker of the MMAA permanent collection, a collection of over 4,000 works of American art from the 19th century to the present. This position maintains order and control over the storage of the collection, charts the movement of objects through loan and acquisition, processes loan requests, and continues work on an ongoing inventory.

Duties:
  • Establishes and implements all policies and procedures in areas of registration and collections management in accordance with current museum standards and ethics of registration.
  • Manages physical control and documentation of permanent collection including, both paper and electronic documentation, processing collection items, monitoring environmental conditions and advises on art security and insurance.
  • Oversees movement of collection objects, including outgoing and incoming loans, packing and transport of artwork, object conservation, matting/framing, and photography.
  • Resolves inventory findings and processes deaccessions as needed.
  • Manages the museum's collection management database, Past Perfect.
  • Acts as point person for issues related to maintenance of equipment and security of the collections off-site storage facility.
  • Collaborates with curator and other museum staff in exhibition preparation and educational programming related to permanent collection.
  • Supervises and trains collections volunteers and interns.
  • Strategizes and consults on issues related to the future move of the collection into a new storage facility. Reviews existing conditions for upgrades and helps develop plans for new 4,000 square foot storage facility.
  • Consults on and writes parts of grant requests related to funding for facility upgrades, digitization of the collection, and database and staffing upgrades.
  • Handles all rights and reproductions requests related to permanent collection

Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree required, Master's degree preferred.
  • At least four years progressively responsible experience working in collections management in an art museum or similar cultural institution required.
  • Knowledge of and experience with professional registrarial practices and methods.
  • Exceptional communications skills, excellent judgment, proven relationship skills, discretion, and the desire and ability to work as part of a small and dedicated team in an institution that is poised for growth.
  • Experience supervising interns and other collections staff.
  • Ability to lift up to 30 pounds.

How to Apply:
Submit cover letter, resume, and three references via email to MMAA Executive Director Kristin Makholm at kmakholm@mmaa.org. Please do not submit any additional materials by mail or in person.

The position is a full-time, exempt, benefits-eligible position and reports to the museum's Executive Director.

MMAA is committed to building, strengthening, and maintaining a diverse workforce and strongly encourages people of color and people with disabilities to apply.

(Posted 7/30/15)

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Salisbury House Foundation (SHF), IA

Date: July 2015

Position: Executive Director

FLSA Status: Full-time Salaried (Exempt)

Supervisor: Chairman of the Board, on behalf of full Board of Directors

INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW:
Salisbury House Foundation (SHF) is a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization incorporated in the State of Iowa in 1993 with the sole charitable purpose of preserving, interpreting, and sharing Salisbury House as a historic house museum for the cultural and educational benefit of the public. Reporting to a volunteer Board of Directors, the Executive Director serves as the Chief Executive Officer for SHF, standing as primary visionary and spokesperson for the corporation, planning and managing the organization's budgets and operations, leading all fundraising and earned revenue initiatives, managing all construction projects, and supervising the work of all staff and volunteers. The Executive Director also serves as the primary preservation, conservation and interpretation advocate for Salisbury House's exceptional library, fine art, architectural, landscape and decorative collections, ensuring that their academic and historic values are fully appreciated and widely shared.

ILLUSTRATIVE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Manage and direct the work of eight full-time and five part-time employees (to include hiring when required), plus seasonal workers and numerous volunteers, ensuring a high level of performance in an efficient and cost-effective fashion;
  • Develop and manage an annual operating calendar that meets all regulatory reporting requirements, provides ample opportunities for communication with the Board, and demonstrates active engagement with the public through innovative, entertaining, and educational programs;
  • Actively engage with elected officials, corporate leaders, donors, associations, foundations, the media and others as necessary to enhance SHF's profile and financial success, both within and beyond Central Iowa;
  • Maintain and enhance SHF's financial well-being by implementing and/or managing sound financial policies and procedures, developing and implementing an annual operating budget, and providing timely reports, analysis and recommendations to the Board on current and planned financial endeavors;
  • Establish and implement fundraising and earned income goals in partnership with the Board, to include unrestricted operating funds, sponsorships, endowments, construction funds, grants, rentals and other sources of income as allowable under SHF's 501(c)3 tax exempt status;
  • Work closely with the Board, staff and other stake-holders to manage an effective strategic planning cycle, developing collaborative, creative plans periodically, then executing them successfully in ways that fully support SHF's mission in a cost-effective fashion;
  • Serve as the primary risk management officer of the corporation, ensuring that the Board is able to effectively discharge its fiduciary responsibilities to the corporation by developing, implementing and managing sound museum policies, backed by insurance, physical security, and conservation activities that protect the grounds, buildings and collections, and prioritize human safety and security at all times;
  • Lead the organization's administrative management by ensuring sound operational and human resource policies are in place and followed at all times, providing effective oversight of day-to-day operations and programs, promoting internal communication and coordination, encouraging and inspiring staff professional development, and working to maximize staff and volunteer talents;
  • Develop, implement and manage ethical procurement and contract management practices that ensure that SHF receives the highest quality goods and services from its partners at the best possible cost, at all times;
  • These duties and responsibilities are presented as illustrative examples of the primary ways in which the Executive Director ensures SHF is able to execute its mission effectively, and should not be read as all-inclusive; other commensurate duties and responsibilities may be assigned by the Board or arise situationally throughout the operating year.

QUALIFICATIONS:
The ideal candidate will possess all of the following qualifications; reasonable physical accommodations may be made upon request, and where possible or practical given the nature of the historic property where SHF offices are located:
  • Masters degree or higher from an accredited four-year college or university in public administration, nonprofit management, historic preservation, museum studies, public history, architecture, or another closely-related field;
  • A minimum of ten years experience in nonprofit management, ideally within a cultural institution, to include demonstrable supervisory responsibilities and significant fundraising success;
  • Proven leadership skills and ability to build positive relationships with diverse personalities and work styles, inspire internal and external collaborations, and direct multiple activities and responsibilities without being autocratic; SHF is a small "hands-on" organization, and the Executive Director is often called upon to lead by example and demonstration, rather than by remote or written instructions;
  • Demonstrated experience in and/or strong working knowledge of nonprofit financial principles, including regulatory requirements for charities, the annual audit and tax cycle, internal controls, generally accepted audit practices, along with an ability to read, interpret and report on standard general ledger, profit and loss, IRS Form 990, and balance sheet entries;
  • Working knowledge of professional museum, conservation and historic preservation standards, terminology, principles, and techniques for both collections and historic buildings, along with willingness to remain up-to-date on best practices through professional organizations and/or continuing education;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to strongly represent SHF and its mission with donors, volunteers, elected officials, corporate executives, fellow nonprofit managers, other key civic leaders in Central Iowa, and national nonprofit and museum associations;
  • Ability to work collaboratively and in a cost-effective fashion within a small, collegial organizational structure that requires all staff members — including the Executive Director — to be flexible, responsive, and willing to assist with day-to-day SHF operations and visitor relations as required;
  • Strong skills with all common contemporary office software applications (e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.), and knowledge of or ability to quickly learn collection management and fundraising software applications used by SHF;
  • Ability to stoop, crouch, kneel, push and lift up to 40 pounds, occasionally in confined spaces, on ladders, or in rooms only accessible via stairs;
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends and travel nationally as required.

To apply for this position please email a cover letter and resume to Amy Saylor at asaylor@salisburyhouse.org. Resumes should be received by August 13, 2015 to be considered. No calls please.

(Posted 7/17/15)

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Minnesota Historical Society, MN

OPEN TO: This job is open to all applicants.

LOCATION: Mille Lacs Indian Museum & Trading Post

SALARY: $14.11 hourly minimum

STATUS & HOURS: Full-time, regular (1,560 annual hours) position. Weekly hours vary according to seasonal site needs.

CLASSIFICATION: 58L Service

HIRING MANAGER: Store Manager I

POSTING DATE: July 16, 2015

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

SUPPLEMENTAL FORMS: Not required for this position.

DESCRIPTION: The Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS) seeks applicants for a Sales Assistant II to assist the Store Manager I with retail operations including ordering, inventory, and merchandising; and acts as lead worker, in addition to providing customer service to the clientele and visitors of the Mille Lacs Indian Museum & Trading Post in Onamia, MN.

RESPONSIBILITIES: 1) assist Store Manager I with store operations and provide lead work direction to other staff; 2) assist with store merchandising, loss prevention, and achieving sales goals; 3) perform administrative tasks; 4) welcome, orient, and receive visitors; and 5) perform site maintenance, daily operations and safety procedures.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Previous retail or service industry experience.
  • Previous experience with retail store operations management.
  • Basic accounting, math, and computer skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to recognize customers in need, deal with disgruntled customers in a courteous and respectful manner and work with others in an environment that can go from calm to hectic within moments.
  • Demonstrated ability to complete record keeping and a variety of reports.
  • Ability to operate a computer-based cash register, credit card machine, telephone, two-way radio, copy machine, and other office equipment.
  • Ability to lift up to 25 pounds and be comfortable using a ladder.
  • Ability to learn scheduling, ticketing and retail software.
  • Must be able to work a varied schedule of workdays and weekends.
  • Knowledge of Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe and Minnesota history.
  • Knowledge of area attractions, hotels, food service and other commodities.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Positive public appearance and attitude.
  • Strong attention to detail and a conscientious attitude regarding procedure.
  • Knowledge of retail display and marketing techniques.
  • Knowledge of the Minnesota Historical Society programs and services.
  • Understanding of basic site training and operational manuals.

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 7/17/15)

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Image of a star #1213 SALES ASSISTANT I
Minnesota Historical Society, MN

OPEN TO: This job is open to all applicants.

LOCATION: Mille Lacs Indian Museum & Trading Post

SALARY: $13.33 hourly minimum

STATUS & HOURS: Part-time, regular (780 annual hours) position. Weekly hours vary according to seasonal site needs.

CLASSIFICATION: 55L Service

HIRING MANAGER: Store Manager I

POSTING DATE: July 16, 2015

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

SUPPLEMENTAL FORMS: Not required for this position.

DESCRIPTION: The Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS) seeks applicants for a Sales Assistant I to provide front line customer service to the clientele and visitors of the Mille Lacs Indian Museum & Trading Post in Onamia, MN.

RESPONSIBILITIES: 1) perform gift shop sales and admission services; 2) perform resale duties; 3) welcome, orient, and receive visitors; 4) complete administrative tasks; 5) perform site maintenance, daily operations and safety procedures; and 6) study site related historical materials to increase knowledge of site history and interpretive programs.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Ability and motivation to read the basic site training and operational manuals.
  • Knowledge of area attractions, hotels, food service and other commodities.
  • Ability to operate a cash register, credit card machine, telephone, two-way radio, and marking guns.
  • Ability to lift up to 25 pounds and be comfortable using a ladder.
  • Demonstrated ability to recognize customers in need, deal with disgruntled customers in a courteous and respectful manner and work with others in an environment that can go from calm to hectic within moments.
  • Strong interpersonal and oral communication skills.
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide consistent, high-quality customer service.
  • Knowledge of Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe and Minnesota history.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Experience in stocking and displaying merchandise.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office.
  • Knowledge of sales and marketing techniques

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 7/17/15)

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Figge Art Museum, Davenport, IA

The Figge Art Museum seeks a full-time Curator to plan and execute a varied exhibition program in collaboration with the exhibition team. This is a generalist position responsible for managing both in-house projects and traveling exhibitions from outside venues. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Curator works with other staff and departments to plan exhibit-related programs, events and publications, and is a spokesperson for the museum with collectors, funders and in the community. The Curator will pursue curatorial and scholarly activities in relation to the museum's exhibitions and collections, and will participate in regional and national professional organizations. In addition, the Curator works with other staff and board members to define and achieve the strategic goals of the organization.

The Figge Art Museum is an AAM-accredited museum with a staff of 19 and an annual budget of $2.2 million. Its landmark building on the banks of the Mississippi River in downtown Davenport, designed by David Chipperfield, opened in 2005. Collection strengths include American Regionalist, Spanish Viceregal, and Haitian art and 20th and 21st century photography. Notable recent exhibitions include Yuriko Yamaguchi: Interconnected in Art, Science and Technology, Self-Taught Genius: Treasures from the American Folk Art Museum, New York and the current American Moderns on Paper: Masterworks from the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art. Restoring the Spirit, featuring selections from the Figge's Haitian collection, is currently touring under the auspices of Curatorial Assistance.

Qualifications:
Must have advanced degree in art history or a related field, or equivalent museum experience, with significant experience in exhibition research and curation. Must have broad knowledge of art history, of historical events and their causes and effects on civilizations and cultures; Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning; Knowledge of collections data base software, and other computer software. Must understand accepted museum practices and standards and have experience in care and management of museum collections, and be able to assess the value, importance and quality of works of art. Excellent writing and speaking skills and ability to communicate ideas about art to a diverse audience is essential, as is the ability to work with donors, trustees, and community members to advance the interests of the museum. Knowledge of foreign languages, including French, Spanish and Creole, a plus.

This is a full-time, exempt position with health and dental benefits. Salary is commensurate with experience and industry norms. The Figge is an equal opportunity employer.

Please submit a resume, writing sample, and list of three references to Vanessa Benson, Office Administrator at vbenson@figgeartmuseum.org. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis as they are received.

(Posted 7/17/15)

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University of Wisconsin—Madison, WI

The School of Human Ecology at the University of Wisconsin—Madison seeks a talented individual with creative and strategic vision to serve as the Assistant Director for Exhibitions and Outreach for the Ruth Davis Design Gallery.

Working under the direction of the Center Director who oversees the Ruth Davis Design Gallery and the Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection, the Assistant Director will draw on the resources unique to a research institution. The Assistant Director will develop and direct a model academic gallery program that will 1) increase the Design Gallery's relevance to Design Studies courses and other academic disciplines; 2) strengthen relationships with diverse communities; and 3) attract external funding support; and 4) serve as a benchmark for other aspiring academic galleries.

The Assistant Director must have excellent project management and communication skills, strong attention to detail, and a demonstrated ability to effectively manage multiple complex projects with overlapping timeframes and deadlines. Qualified applicants will also have a proven track record of curatorial vision, successful collaborations, and experience working with international artists and designers.

Responsibilities include 1) formulating and taking exhibitions and related educational programming from initial concept to successful implementation; 2); translating contemporary art and design concepts across disciplines and across academic and non-academic constituencies; 3) active engagement in professional networks/organizations that promote research and best practices in academic galleries/museums; 4) experience and passion for teaching and mentoring undergraduate students.

Selected job duties include:
  • Directing exhibition layout and design including configuration of custom audio-visual technologies
  • Recruiting, training, mentoring, and evaluating student gallery staff
  • Directing the preparation and design of educational and promotional materials
  • Managing budgets
  • Assessing outcomes

Requirements: A master's degree in museum/gallery studies or related field like studio art, design studies, or art history with three years of full-time administrative leadership of an academic gallery/museum or other comparable small arts organization.

Please refer to position vacancy listing (PVL#) 83358 when sending a cover letter highlighting: relevant experience related to this position; a description of interest in working in an academic setting; a resume; and names and contact information for three references to:

Dr. Sherry Harlacher
Director, Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection / Ruth Davis Design Gallery
harlacher@wisc.edu
(608) 890 - 4854

Review of applications will begin August 15, 2015 and the position will remain open until filled.

Unless confidentiality is requested in writing, information regarding applicants and nominees must be released upon request. Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality.

The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

(Posted 7/17/15)

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American Swedish Institute, MN

The American Swedish Institute is a vibrant arts and cultural organization that aims to connect globally, yet engage locally through our ongoing ties to Sweden, innovative programs, events, and exhibits. In 2013, the Wall Street Journal called ASI "[a] model of how a small institution can draw visitors through exciting programming." ASI's highly-acclaimed Nordic Café, FIKA, was also recognized as one of the best places to have lunch in Minnesota by the Star Tribune in that same year.

We are a team that continuously stretches ourselves looking for innovative ways to engage our audiences. Come join the excitement at ASI as the Interpretive Services Coordinator where you will be instrumental in helping the organization create an innovative new visitor experience and fulfilling the organization's desires to create engaging, visitor centered exhibits and tour content.

You will be rewarded with opportunities to stretch your creative abilities and become part of a team committed to making ASI a leading museum and cultural center of international reputation. Please visit us at www.asimn.org for a detailed job description.

How to Apply:
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and salary history to Human Resources at jobs@asimn.org, or fax to 612-871-8682, or mail to The American Swedish Institute 2600 Park Avenue; Minneapolis, MN 55407. If e-mailing resumes, please indicate the position title on the subject line. Only candidates who include their cover letter and meet the minimum job qualifications will be considered. No phone calls please.

The American Swedish Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, veterans, minorities, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Application Deadline:
Open Until Filled

(Posted 7/17/15)

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Missouri History Museum, MO

The Missouri History Museum seeks a full-time Collections Assistant.

The Collections Assistant will assist the Collections Manager with duties related to the care and storage of the museum's objects collection. Primary duties will be:
  • Proper housing of and storage of museum objects
  • Assisting with reorganization of collections storage
  • Contributing to the maintenance and update of object records in the collections management database
  • Facilitating the association of objects' reference digital images with the accompanying object record
  • Coordinating with object catalogers in completing the processing of incoming donations
  • Performing Integrated Pest Management procedures
  • Maintaining the appearance of collections storage and collections processing areas

Additional responsibilities include:
  • Occasionally cataloging artifacts
  • Occasionally assisting with the pick-up and delivery of new donations
  • Occasionally assisting with museum special events
  • Occasionally assisting with exhibition installations and de-installations
  • Performing other duties as assigned

Qualification Requirements
Graduate degree in Museum Studies, Public History or a related discipline is preferred. Three or more years of experience working with historical collections in a museum environment. Knowledge of and understanding of collections management principles and best museum practices. Familiarity with a variety of museum quality materials such as blue board, Ethafoam, Volara, etc. Experience creating boxes, housings, and enclosures for permanent storage of museum objects. Object cataloging and data entry. Safe handling and transport of museum objects of various types. Strong organizational, planning, project and time management skills. Excellent attention to detail. Ability to be flexible and handle multiple projects as assigned. Strong interpersonal, and verbal and written communication skills. Ability to work effectively both independently and in a team setting. Familiarity with and ability to use a variety of basic standard hand and power tools such as wrenches, drills, circular saws, heat guns, etc. Ability to safely lift 50+ lbs. Familiarity with a variety of types of museum objects. Familiarity with MIMSY collections management database preferred, but not necessary.

Deadline to Apply: July 31, 2015

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

Candidates may also respond to:
Missouri History Museum-HR P.O. Box 11940 St. Louis, MO 63112-0040

An Equal Opportunity Employer

(Posted 7/15/15)

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Missouri History Museum, MO

The Missouri History Museum seeks a full-time Manager, Public Programs.

The Manager, Public Programs develops, implements and coordinates ongoing programs based on the Missouri History Museum's mission, collections, exhibition themes and local issues. Also maintains existing program series, including Twilight Tuesdays, Community Cinema, and Perspectives on Science & History. The Manager, Public Programs supervises the coordinators of public programs, as well as the public programs interns and volunteers as required. Active participant with various internal teams and submits reports on programming updates and participation numbers.

Qualification Requirements
BA or BS in Education, Museum Studies, History or related field. Minimum 5 years experience working with cultural institutions, event planning or public education. Strong management and supervisory skills required, with a minimum 2 years supervisory experience. Proficient with word processing, simple database design, desktop publishing and website design highly desirable. Familiarity with the various social media outlets. Excellent organizational skills for multitasking projects, as well as written and oral communication skills. Strong interpersonal skills, with an ability to collaborate with both colleagues and community organizations to develop new programs. Ability to work with diverse audiences. Knowledge of St. Louis community and local organizations. Weekend and evening availability required.

Deadline to Apply: Open until filled.

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

Candidates may also respond to:
Missouri History Museum-HR P.O. Box 11940 St. Louis, MO 63112-0040

An Equal Opportunity Employer

(Posted 7/15/15)

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Missouri History Museum, MO

The Missouri History Museum is seeking a full-time Director of Publications.

The Director of Publications plans, coordinates, and directs all activities of the Publications Division. Confers with Museum Services, division and department heads, and editorial staff to coordinate department activities. Establishes production schedules, solves publication problems, and initiates plans and division changes. Serves as Editor of Gateway magazine. Oversees the Museum's blog History Happens Here and supervises web content editing and layout for Publications' online presence through mohistory.org. Coordinates interdivisional editing needs and requirements. Assigns research and other editorial duties to Publications staff.

Core tasks details include:

Acquisitions editor
  • Develops books projects, from manuscript evaluation to acquisition to contract term negotiations with authors
  • Drafts author and freelance agreements
  • Reviews and approves book interior and cover designs
  • Handles all business with distributor, including monitoring monthly sales reports and responding to inventory needs

Editor of Gateway magazine
  • Determines theme and/or editorial agenda
  • Acquires all articles
  • Handles initial contact and contract negotiations with authors
  • Edits all articles
  • Oversees all phases of design and production
  • Reviews and approves cover design
  • Manages Gateway budget

Editor of HistoryHappensHere.org blog
  • Works with Publications staff and others at MHM to develop content
  • Reviews and approves all posts

Division manager
  • Oversees web content editing and layout for Publications' online presence through mohistory.org
  • Assigns research, interdivisional editing, and other exhibit team duties to Publications staff
  • Directs activities of outside contractors
  • Supervises Publications staff, interns and volunteers
  • Prepares, analyzes, and maintains annual divisional budget

Qualification Requirements
M.A. preferred, in History, English, Journalism or American Studies, with 5 years minimum editorial experience. B.A. with 8 years minimum editorial experience may be considered in lieu of advanced degree. Excellent writing and communication skills. Excellent editing skills, both substantive and line. Knowledge of design principles and execution, along with printing specifications. Experience in manuscript acquisition, budget management and contract negotiations. Ability to supervise staff, interns and outside contractors. Effective budget management and contract negotiations.

Deadline to Apply: Projected fill by mid-August 2015

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

Candidates may also respond to:
Missouri History Museum-HR P.O. Box 11940 St. Louis, MO 63112-0040

An Equal Opportunity Employer

(Posted 7/15/15)

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Image of a star #1212 PROSPECT MANAGER & RESEARCH COORDINATOR
Minnesota Historical Society, MN

OPEN TO: This job is open to all applicants.

LOCATION: History Center

SALARY: $3,308.00 monthly minimum

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

CLASSIFICATION: 08L Professional

HIRING MANAGER: Senior Program Manager, Development Operations & Annual Giving

POSTING DATE: July 9, 2015

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

SUPPLEMENTAL FORMS: Not required for this position.

DESCRIPTION: The Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS) seeks applicants for a Prospect Manager & Research Coordinator to implement and maintain the department's prospect research program by researching prospective donors to assist in generating increased levels of philanthropic support for the Minnesota Historical Society.

RESPONSIBILITIES: 1) gather, interpret, analyze and synthesize prospect research information from internal and external sources; 2) track Gift Officer assigned prospects; 3) identify and qualify potential new (unassigned) prospects; 4) coordinate the Development department's constituency database in all matters pertaining to prospect research and management; 5) support North Star Circle and Major Gifts events; and 6) provide work direction to research volunteers as needed.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in history, social science, business administration or related field plus three years program experience or equivalent OR an advanced degree plus two years program experience.
  • Knowledge of a broad range of research techniques including the traditional text and periodic based research, searching of computerized databases and use of other sources such as the Internet, census data and other public records.
  • Demonstrated ability to define relevant and strategic information and to analyze data in support of prospect development.
  • Demonstrated ability to conceptualize and develop proactive prospecting methodologies in support of organization goals.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with people who request information and with those from whom information is sought.
  • Demonstrated ability to understand wealth indicators and to translate this information into prospect ratings and gift estimates.
  • Understanding of the role that information and relationships play in donor development throughout the cultivation cycle.
  • Demonstrated ability to understand business terms documents, and practices; tax documents such as IRS form 990, deeds, and property tax assessments.
  • Knowledge of volunteer roles, identification, training, recognition and support.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Knowledge of ethics statements by the Association of Professional Researchers for Advancement and other appropriate associations.
  • Awareness of the different units (e.g. annual giving, campaigns, major gift fund raising, grants, and stewardship) within the overall fund-raising program and the differing levels of support and services provided from prospect research and moves management systems.
  • MNHS institutional knowledge including mission, history, programs, goals and philosophy, funding needs and goals and current trends in philanthropy as they relate to the Society.

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 7/10/15)

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Rochester Art Center, MN

ABOUT THE POSITION
The Executive Director is responsible for maintaining RAC's artistic mission and business operations, both of which rely on strong financial management and ongoing development of a donor base to sustain long-term programming. An essential element of this position is maintaining and strengthening collaborative relationships simultaneously within the local community and the contemporary art world. Internally, the Executive Director will mentor and motivate a talented staff and work with and report a dedicated board of directors.

Principal Responsibilities
  • Sustain, articulate, and implement RAC's mission and vision
  • In collaboration with board and staff, create and implement long and short-term plans
  • Oversee an ambitious exhibition schedule
  • In collaboration with the Director of Development, develop and maintain philanthropic support
  • Foster and maintain collaborative community relationships within both the public and private sectors
  • Ensure the organization maintains best practices in visual arts exhibitions and education
  • Implement board policies
  • Manage and mentor staff
  • Serve as the primary spokesperson for the organization
  • Create and manage the annual operating budget

Credentials of Ideal Candidate
  • MA or PhD art history, curatorial practice, art administration or related field.
  • At least 5 years of experience working in a visual arts organization or museum preferably in senior administrative positions.
  • Possesses a passion for and knowledge of contemporary art.
  • A strong advocate for artists and visual art audiences.
  • Has strong professional relationships in the regional, national and international contemporary art communities.
  • The candidate can demonstrate a record of creative and visionary leadership and has the ability to inspire, guide and motivate a talented professional team. Has demonstrated an ability to negotiate and delegate, yet remain clear, decisive, proactive and fair.
  • Demonstrated success in cultivating and building relationships with a variety of constituents including major donors, members, foundations, nonprofits, cultural organizations, and academic institutions as well as civic, corporate and political leaders.
  • Demonstrated fundraising and development skills.
  • Familiarity with museum best practices and trends in the field.
  • Ability to interpret financial statements and articulate financial performance as well as create and manage an annual operating budget.
  • A skilled communicator with demonstrated experience in public speaking and professional writing.

The ideal candidate would have the following personal competencies:

A Relationship Builder & Ambassador
  • A vision and passion for the future of Rochester Art Center.
  • An articulate, dynamic and diplomatic communicator who enjoys building relationships and connections.
  • Strong creative, collaborative and interpersonal skills and an ability to overcome obstacles.
  • The ability to develop a powerful sense of shared purpose in others and to motivate them to meet the opportunities and challenges ahead.

An Orientation towards Exhibitions, Programming & Community
  • Effectively plans and implements a compelling and diverse exhibition schedule.
  • Knowledge of and relationships with other cultural institutions around the country.
  • Experience working with contemporary art, exhibition planning, community engagement and funding and implementation
  • Respected among peers.
  • Has a commitment to reaching out to a diverse community.
  • Enthusiastically embraces the Rochester community professionally and personally.
  • Provides leadership both inside and outside the Museum itself.

Fundraising & Development
  • Proven fundraiser who energetically embraces this aspect of a Museum Director's role.
  • Able to cultivate relationships with a variety of donors, including individual donors and corporations.

Business Acumen and Management Skills
  • A strong track record of success in Board relations and a willingness to actively engage Board members.
  • Results-oriented and practical business sense.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, with the ability to prepare and deliver concise, understandable and effective reports and presentations.
  • Strategic planning and execution skills.
  • Demonstrate experience attracting, retaining and motivating top talent.
  • Maturity, a sense of humor and an outgoing, inclusive personality.

Contact
To express your interest in this role, please submit a letter of interest and resume to jlovelace@rochesterartcenter.com. A Rochester Art Center Board Search Committee will lead the search. All inquiries and discussions will be considered strictly confidential. Please, no phone calls.

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. Through world-class exhibitions and programs, we present a welcoming, integrated, and diverse experience that encourages questioning, creativity, and critical thinking. These exhibitions and programs are designed to reflect the dynamic relationship between art and society. They educate, challenge, and connect individuals to our world in compelling new ways. We are committed to being a cultural center in our community and to enhancing our region as a destination for creativity and innovation. We provide value through engagement with broad communities, strong collaborations with other organizations, and a history of excellence.

ABOUT ROCHESTER ART CENTER
A leading center for contemporary art, Rochester Art Center (RAC) is a non-collecting art institution located in the heart of Rochester's historic downtown on the Zumbro River. Designed by Hammel, Green and Abrahamson (HGA), the Art Center's simple and clean design works harmoniously with nature — linking the indoors to the outside to create a shimmering complement to the river below. The Art Center shares a connection to Mayo Park with Mayo Civic Center and Rochester Civic Theatre. Founded in 1946, Rochester Art Center presents an ongoing schedule of exhibitions, across a broad spectrum, of new and innovative work by local, regional, national, and international artists; dynamic education programs for all ages; and an active program of community partnerships and visitor engagement initiatives.

The mission of Rochester Art Center (RAC) is to offer the opportunity for all people to understand and value the arts through innovative experiences with contemporary art. Through world-class exhibitions and programs, we present a welcoming, integrated, and diverse experience that encourages questioning, creativity, and critical thinking. These exhibitions and programs are designed to reflect the dynamic relationship between art and society. They educate, challenge, and connect individuals to our world in compelling new ways. We are committed to being a cultural center in our community and to enhancing our region as a destination for creativity and innovation. We provide value through engagement with broad communities, strong collaborations with other organizations, and a history of excellence.

Rochester Art Center operates in a 36,000 square-foot facility containing a variety of flexible gallery spaces, two classrooms, and a large public gathering space. As a non-collecting institution, RAC focuses on presenting groundbreaking and internationally significant exhibitions that support the development, reception and interpretation of contemporary art. In addition, we offer compelling and unique public and educational programs as well as resources for regional and local artists. The organization has an annual operating budget of just under $1,000,000 with 10 full-time professional staff.

Since 2010, Rochester Art Center has presented exhibitions with artists such as: Inigo Manglano-Ovalle, Henny Linn Kjellberg, Tim Eitel, Judy Onofrio, Roman Signar, Tony Tassett, Chiharu Shiota, Lamar Peterson, Allison Schulnik, David Rathman, John Gossage, Rachel Khedoori, Chris Larson, Catharina van Eetvelde, Hank Willis Thomas, Michael Sailstorfer, Marina Zurkow, and Alessandro Balteo Yazbeck, among others. Rocheste Art Center is committed to the art of our time and culture and has advanced its publications and support of new scholarship.

HISTORY
Rochester Art Center began in 1946 as a dream of its first board president Newton Holland. Nearly seventy years later, Rochester Art Center continues to offer patrons and diverse audiences the opportunity to know, practice, and enjoy the arts. The founding board members wanted "to join with the schools, the churches, the library and other community groups to make Rochester a cultural center worthy of its scientific achievement," as stated in Art Center's original mission statement.

Its first humble home began in the unused upstairs rooms of the Rochester Public Library, moving in 1948 to a small abandoned church on the corner of West Center Street and Third Avenue Northwest. Holland, Dr. Hiram Essex and other art patrons led a fund drive that enabled the purchase of the church and lease of the lot on which it stood. Their fund drive provided the monies to build a balcony, loft, furnace, and toilet. Their first exhibition: "Everyday Art for Everybody," held April, 1948 featured a display of well-designed, useful articles for the home.

However, RAC board realized by the mid-1950's that the little church was too small to accommodate all the art center's many activities, including classes, exhibitions, lectures, demonstrations, meetings, and even the first rehearsals and founding meeting of the Rochester Civic Theatre.

The board of directors requested public land in Mayo Park from the City of Rochester and the City Council granted their request. On November 15, 1956, Rochester Art Center leased land along the Zumbro River for 50 years for the sum of one dollar per year. The groundbreaking ceremony occurred on September 1, 1957, followed by a fund drive to build a new art center. The new building opened March 23, 1958.

During the 1950's Rochester Art Center included exhibitions that featured local, regional, national, and international art, such as the 1959 touring exhibition of Israeli Art, traveling under the auspices of Jerusalem Art Center in New York. Through the years, Rochester Art Center continued to feature work from a diverse range of artists.

In the late 1990s, the expansion of the Mayo Civic Center severely decreased access to the Art Center, making it imperative to move. The Board of Directors launched a Capital Campaign in 1999, which reached the goal of $8.2 million in 2003. The Art Center moved into its new 36,000 square-foot facility in spring of 2004.

In 2010, the Board of Directors and staff embarked on a strategic planning initiative, setting the goals for RAC for the next 6 years. It was adapted in 2011, and in 2015 we have achieved 90 % of our goals. In 2014, we celebrated our 10th anniversary in our new home and 10th anniversary of presenting great exhibitions, engaging programs, and community rich partnerships.

ARCHITECTURE
Opened in 2004, the 36,000 square-foot Rochester Art Center expresses itself as two architectural forms, one covered in copper and the other zinc-covered, linked by a glass atrium that frames views west to downtown Rochester and east to the river corridor. The south side of the building is encased in zinc and houses the galleries and classroom studios. The building's copper-covered north tower, which ties the Art Center to the Mayo Civic Center, provides basic service functions, such as stairs and elevators and other building support functions. The copper tower also serves as the structural anchor for the east end of the building, allowing it to cantilever over the city's bike path and extend out over the river.

Visitors enter the Art Center on the first level and transition into the soaring, three-story Wells Fargo Atrium and Mayo Clinic Grand Lobby. The stunning introduction to the building allows visitors to relate with the Zumbro River, Mayo Park and downtown Rochester. The interiors are designed with white walls, polished concrete floors and glass windows. A dramatic suspended atrium stairway provides access to the second and third floors.

Simple and clean, the design works together with nature — linking the indoors to the outside, creating an environment that glows with light from the interplay of sun on the glass and natural metals used throughout. As the sun sets, the building's copper and zinc panels reflect the sun's subtle colors and create a shimmering complement to the river below.

Our thanks to Hammel, Green and Abrahamson (HGA) architectural firm and Kara Hill, lead Project Designer, for their vision, talent and enthusiasm and support of the project, a dream for RAC, now in our 11th year of our beautiful home.

(Posted 7/8/15)

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Lake County Forest Preserves, Wauconda, IL

Temporary Position: 50 weeks
Hourly Rate: $9.00-$13.00/hr.
Location: Wauconda, IL
Application deadline: Open until filled

SUMMARY
Greets public and informs public about museum. Determines and collects admissions fees.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Duties include: staffing the admission desk and museum store; conducting monthly and year end inventories in the museum store; assisting with product selection, purchasing, and arranging store displays; conducting visitor evaluations; assisting with the planning and staffing of facility rentals; assisting with the planning and staffing of special events, artist receptions, and exhibit openings. The Visitor Services Assistant will be required to work weekends and some evenings. Additional information about the museum may be found at the website www.lakecountydiscoverymuseum.org.

EXPERIENCE
Qualified applicants should have experience in museum visitor services. This could include experience: handling cash transactions, retail experience, event planning, or conducting visitor evaluation. Candidates should possess the customer service and communication skills necessary to provide a positive experience for the public, even during hectic environments. Must possess a valid driver's license.

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

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

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER

Smoking is not permitted in our facilities.

(Posted 6/30/15)

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Layman Design, IL

Layman Design (laymandesign.com) works with museum teams to create extraordinary experiences that engage the intellect, awaken the senses and spark the imagination. We design to communicate not only the intellectual content but also the emotional power behind it. Our passion, commitment and vision make the difference between a good exhibit and an extraordinary one.

Layman Design is looking for an industrious and creative graphic designer with a minimum of 3-5 years of hands-on professional graphic design experience in print design and graphic production. Your exceptional understanding of color, composition, typography, general design principles and creative decision making will compliment the skills of our talented project team. You should be able to translate data into bold infographics, have a good eye for photo selection and design production-ready artwork for promotional and fundraising collateral. You should be passionate about great design, eager to creatively communicate complex ideas and comfortable discussing design with clients and vendors. Experience in space planning, exhibit / set design, photography, videography and web design are a plus.

Job Requirements
We are seeking a designer with strong initiative who enjoys working collaboratively other team members and clients. Your duties will require great attention to detail; you'll work efficiently to meet deadlines and juggle multiple projects. Excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills are a must.

Typical Duties
  • participate in studio meetings and client / vendor meetings
  • work with team members to develop design concepts and refine content
  • create initial design sketches and develop design concepts
  • create graphic layouts and production-ready artwork
  • create infographics and photo collages
  • photo selection and photo retouching
  • vendor oversight (attend press checks, general coordination w/ printer)
  • select and record graphic production specs (color control swatches, samples)
  • create and maintain graphic matrices
  • ability to manage multiple graphics projects, including coordination w/ clients and project partners

Technical Skills
  • proficiency in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat
  • proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • deep knowledge of graphic production specifications and printing practices
  • experience in graphic quality assurance (sample evaluation, press checks)
  • some experience with FileMaker Pro is a plus

Compensation and terms will be determined based on demonstrated experience.

We are filling this position at our Skokie studio. Some travel may be necessary. The Layman Design studio is a Mac OS X environment.

Please, no recruitment agencies, freelancers or overseas outsourcers. No phone calls, please.

Please send your cover letter and resume to hr@laymandesign.com and include a link to your portfolio. We hope to fill graphic design positions over the next 30 days.

(Posted 6/23/15)

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Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University, MI

The Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University seeks a dynamic and experienced Assistant Curator. Opened in 2012 at Michigan State University, this world-class museum, designed by Pritzker Prize winning architect Zaha Hadid, has emerged as one of a handful of University museums devoted to international contemporary art.

The Assistant Curator will join an energetic and professional group developing and implementing exhibitions and commissions of international scope. This is an extraordinary opportunity to be involved in the continued growth of a young museum of contemporary art. The Broad MSU is unique among contemporary museums in that it possesses an historical art collection dating back to Greek and Roman times. The museum's exhibition program will actively engage dialogues across the centuries with the benefit of this historical collection.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:
Reporting to the Curator and Deputy Director of Curatorial Affairs, the Assistant Curator assists in the selection, research, development, planning, production, and interpretation of the permanent collection and special exhibitions, both organized by the Broad MSU and hosted. Additionally, the Assistant Curator conceives, organizes, writes publications for, and installs special and collection-based exhibitions as assigned and in collaboration with the Curator. These exhibitions require that the Assistant Curator lead a team of co-workers drawn from a variety of museum areas. He/she is charged with the hiring and supervision of non-salaried curatorial internships, also is also involved in supporting the acquisitions process. The Assistant Curator presents lectures and provides educational information including didactic materials, docent talks, etc., and will maintain advantageous relations with the art community, local as well as national and international, including artists, collectors, and prospective donors.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Assists in the selection, research, development, exhibition, and interpretation of the department's permanent collection.
  • Proposes and curates exhibitions within the Museum exhibition program as assigned by the Curator and Deputy Director of Curatorial Affairs.
  • Conceives, organizes, prepares publications for, and installs special and/or permanent collection exhibitions.
  • Oversees and co-ordinates travelling exhibitions.
  • Heads and/or facilitates inter-departmental communication and communications with freelance workers regarding exhibitions, working closely with departments of exhibitions, registration, preparations, PR and marketing and external affairs.
  • Heads and/or facilitates external communication with artists, collectors, lenders, dealers, and staff members from other museums.
  • Assists curator in the research and development of The Broad Art Museum collection.
  • Assists with drafting and producing correspondence, loan forms, manuscripts, exhibition wall labels, memoranda, and other materials related to the permanent collection and special exhibitions.
  • Oversees computer database of checklists for exhibitions.
  • Assists with acquisition and exhibition research including, but not limited to: research and compilation of biographies, chronologies, and exhibition histories, and specific documentation of individual works.
  • Supervises the work assignments and activities of interns, contract workers and volunteers.
  • Acts as spokesperson for the department and the Museum as needed. Presents lectures and walk-throughs to visitors, docents, or other special groups.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Education and Training: Possession of Master's degree in Art, Art History, Museum Studies or other related discipline, or equivalent professional experience.

Work Experience: Three years related museum experience.

Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of international contemporary art, art history and terminology, superb writing and diplomatic skills essential. Ability to work effectively under pressure and meet deadlines. Strong organizational skills a must: ability to prioritize and organize multiple activities, as well as supervise the activities of staff members around a common project. Ability to deal effectively with donors, artists, Museum staff, colleagues, and the general public, whether in person, on the telephone, or in writing.

About Michigan State University: Michigan State University (MSU) was founded in 1855 as the nation's first land-grant university. With more than 46,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in 17 colleges, MSU is known internationally as a major public research university with global reach. With more than 200 academic programs, many nationally ranked, MSU attracts scholars worldwide and students from all 50 states and approximately 130 countries. The 5,200 acre campus is located in East Lansing, three miles from the state capitol, 80 miles from Detroit, 210 miles from Chicago, and 90 miles from the shores of Lake Michigan.

All candidates must submit an application and resume through the Michigan State University Human Resources web based system (MAP). The URL for this website is www.jobs.MSU.edu. Please indicate position number 1456 when submitting your application.

Michigan State University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. MSU is strongly committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The University actively encourages applications and nominations of women, persons of color, veterans, and persons with disabilities

(Posted 6/17/15)

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DIVISION DIRECTOR, MUSEUM DIVISION
State Historical Society of North Dakota, ND

State Historical Society of ND is looking for a dynamic leader to direct the museum division. Visit http://history.nd.gov/jobs.html for details and application.

(Posted 6/15/15)

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Image of a star DEPUTY DIRECTOR FOR OPERATIONS
John Michael Kohler Arts Center, WI

The John Michael Kohler Arts Center, a dynamic 100,000 sq. ft. visual and performing arts complex in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, is seeking an experienced, talented leader—preferably from the museum field— to direct its business operations.

The Arts Center melds: 1. a contemporary museum that originates acclaimed exhibitions and houses renowned collections, the most acclaimed of which is the result of its 45-year efforts to preserve the art of vernacular environment builders; 2. a hub for the creation of new works including Arts/Industry, which supports artists through 2- to 6-month residencies in an industrial foundry and pottery, and Connecting Communities, a commissioning program in which innovative artists collaborate with the area's cultural minorities, the carpenters union, youth at risk, etc.; 3. performing arts that present dance, music, theatre, and interdisciplinary forms from around the world; and 4. an education program that enhances understanding of the above through an arts-based preschool, classes, tours, lectures, a free, collaborative studio and learning space for visitors, special events, etc.

With a solid support base of corporate/foundation donors, government granting agencies, upper level members, and 350 volunteers—the Arts Center has an operating budget of $5.5 million and 52 full-time staff. Its facility consists of 12 galleries, 2 performance spaces, studio-classrooms, sculpture gardens, and an adjunct site. The expanded facility, completed in 1999, has been called "...a sassy, classy tour de force..." —Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Sheboygan is experiencing a downtown revival and is on the shore of Lake Michigan, 45 minutes north of Milwaukee, and 2 1/4 hours north of Chicago.

The Deputy Director will oversee the Arts Center's finance, human resources, facilities, information technology, box office, business enterprises (retail operations, café, and rentals) and the Friends of Art organization. The Deputy Director will also play a role in the development of a unique adjunct facility focusing on visible art storage of the collections as a public attraction.

Candidates should have an MBA or other applicable education and preferably 10 years' experience in nonprofit administration, including several years in a senior position in a similarly complex organization. A strong knowledge of information technology and data bases is highly desirable as is museum experience. The successful candidate will be a leader of integrity, resourcefulness, and initiative and have excellent written and verbal communication skills and enthusiasm for working with dedicated, highly intelligent individuals. The Deputy Director reports to the Executive Director (who serves as artistic/programming/strategic planning head and works closely with the Board). The Deputy Director for operations will work with the Board in the areas in which s/he is involved.

Send cover letter, detailed resume, and list of professional references to:

John Michael Kohler Arts Center
Human Resources, 608 New York Avenue, Sheboygan, WI 53081
Or email atritz@jmkac.org
www.jmkac.org
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(Posted 5/18/15)

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Image of a star CURATORIAL ASSISTANT: CONTEMPORARY ART
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.

(please specify "Curatorial Assistant, Contemporary Art" in your subject line if you email your resume)

Reports To: Curator of Contemporary Art
Basic Work Week: 37.5 Hrs/Wk

OVERVIEW
Provide administrative, research, and curatorial support to the Curator of Contemporary Art for both temporary exhibitions and permanent collection responsibilities. The position requires a polished and motivated arts professional who is highly organized and detail-oriented with strong interpersonal skills, efficient ability to execute multiple tasks, and demonstrated proficiency in writing.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
  • Perform administrative responsibilities, including coordinating Curator's travel as well as visiting artists' travel, scheduling meetings on Microsoft Outlook calendar, processing mail, maintaining digital and files for exhibitions, collection, loans, and other projects, as well as keeping track of departmental expenses and filling out purchase orders and other forms.
  • Provide curatorial assistance and support on exhibitions organized by Curator—temporary exhibitions (Forefront series), temporary sculptural installations (Efroymson Family Entrance Pavilion series), and permanent collection installations. Responsibilities include conducting research on artists and artworks, coordinating and scheduling meetings, making checklists, attending planning meetings, researching conservation issues, keeping track of budgets, liaising with registrars regarding movement of artwork and loan paperwork, among other tasks.
  • Assist Curator with coordination, communication, and scheduling of events for the affiliate group, Contemporary Art Society (CAS); draft copy for email announcements and invitations; maintain RSVP lists for all events; assist in planning events in collaboration with Curator, CAS board members, and caterer; attend all CAS board meetings; assist at CAS events that take place in the evening about ten times per year.
  • Assist Curator in the management, study, cataloguing, and interpretation of the Contemporary collection.
  • Maintain collection database for Contemporary collection and assist Curator in duties related to the acquisition, deaccession, or loan of objects for the collection.
  • Answer general correspondence relating to collection and other queries; assist the public and visiting scholars.
  • Write texts and didactic materials, including extended label copy, website and magazine content, as well as other materials, for print and online.
  • Contribute to public programs in support of collection and exhibition initiatives through gallery talks and lectures; also assist Curator in related endeavors for various public programs.

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
M.A. required in art history, curatorial/museum studies, or related field. At least two years of museum experience or equivalent demonstrable experience with other art institutions, galleries, or auction houses. Candidates should have excellent written, communication, and organizational skills as well as strong interest and knowledge of contemporary art. Aptitude in Microsoft applications such as Word, Outlook, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint required. Writings samples will be requested.

OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES
  • Exceptional organization, detail-oriented nature with strong attention to accuracy, and advanced interpersonal/communication skills, including telephone and e-mail etiquette.
  • Ability to effectively coordinate diverse projects, prioritize, and execute multiple tasks, and work well with frequent interruptions.
  • Proficiency in writing reports, business correspondence, and various texts for public audiences.
  • Strong note-taking and proofreading skills.
  • Flexibility, dependability, and professional demeanor.
  • Ability to work well both independently and with others.
  • Ability to problem-solve, anticipate next steps, and apply common sense judgment to various tasks. Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
  • Capacity to meet deadlines with minimum supervision.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions in one-on-one and small group situations to other staff members and general public.
  • Capacity to serve as supervisor to interns or volunteers.
  • Ability to appropriately handle confidential information. Discretion and judgment in regards to information about the Museum's collection and art works on loan to the Museum.
  • Proficiency in at least one foreign language.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • Ability to work with basic mathematical concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions, in practical situations.

(Posted 4/30/15)

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National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library (NCSML), IA

An acclaimed national museum and library celebrating freedom and human rights seeks an experienced development professional for the position of Chief Development Officer (CDO). The CDO will lead implementation of fundraising activities to support a new, exciting strategic plan that will elevate the scope and impact of the institution. Building upon the museum's recent $27 million capital campaign, the CDO will work to increase philanthropic support and ensure long-term sustainability.

As one of the nation's leading ethnic museums, the National Czech & Slovak Museum and Library tells stories of freedom and identity, family and community, human rights and dignity, through extraordinary exhibitions and experiences. The museum is the 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. It gained accreditation from the American Alliance of Museums in 2008. More information about the institution can be found at www.ncsml.org.

The CDO will be a key member of the museum's leadership team. The position offers the opportunity to direct local, regional, and national fundraising efforts for an institution that fills a unique niche yet is global in its appeal. The museum is located in a mid-sized, centrally located city with a high quality of life and low cost of living.

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 4/28/15)

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Image of a star EXHIBITIONS DESIGNER
Indiana Historical Society, IN

Full Time, Exempt

POSITION PURPOSE:
Under the direction of the Director of Exhibitions, this position is responsible for the design, creation, implementation, guidance, and evaluation of the physical environment within the Indiana Experience areas, in general, and You Are There experiences in particular. Incumbent leads and oversees design and production activities for all Indiana Historical Society (IHS) in-house and traveling exhibitions.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
  1. Works with Director of Exhibitions to advise, review and sign off on physical production, design, AV components, prototyping and evaluation of department projects and products.
  2. Oversee design integrity throughout development process. Prepare for, attend and drive the creative portion of proposed designs. Work with team to utilize wide range of resources creatively.
  3. Coordinate development of CAD, Vectorworks, and other spec drawings in early phases of project for development purposes and for staff and vendor completion during production and installation.
  4. Assist with or oversee fabrication, installation and dismantles by staff or contractors.
  5. Collaborate with Indiana Experience and other project team members to promote synergy, create efficiencies and foster a positive work environment.
  6. In concert with department staff, establish system to measure effectiveness of experiences and exhibitions. Keep abreast of best practices in the field and regularly evaluate current methods of graphic production, label design, environment design, fabrication, lighting and technological innovations that can be deployed in a museum setting.
  7. With Director of Exhibitions establish sound and lighting installation and environmental specs for all IHS collections and collections on loan for experiences and exhibitions.
  8. Work with department staff and Director, Exhibitions to periodically evaluate and maintain appropriate storage for archival items and non-archival props and furniture.
  9. In tandem with Director, Exhibitions coordinate and maintain photographic documentation of all experiences and exhibitions and department portfolio of projects. Coordinate documentation and storage of all relevant project research materials, documents and electronic files.
  10. Performs other duties as assigned.

ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES:
  1. Good conceptual, graphic, and spatial design skills; envisions both big picture design and details. Ability to read blueprints schematics, elevations, and shop drawings.
  2. Proficiency in Vectorworks and CAD systems and software.
  3. Ability to assist with production needs of an active exhibitions department, to include possible graphic production and mounting, comfort in a fabrication shop, mount making, lighting, and installation tasks.
  4. Self-motivated, creative problem solver, with strong detail and organizational skills.
  5. Team player with the ability to manage, lead, motivate, and delegate.
  6. Understanding and appreciation of ADA requirements and best accessibility practices in museum design.
  7. Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, for diverse audiences.
  8. Understanding of generally accepted museum education concepts, strategies, ethics, and standards.
  9. Knowledge of ethical, legal, and copyright issues as they relate to historical research libraries.
  10. Ability and desire to continuously stay abreast of technology opportunities and advancements that may facilitate education through public programs.
  11. Ability to organize and manage fiscal resources within the structure, culture, and mission of a nonprofit organization.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
  1. Strength — Ability to lift & carry items weighing up to 50 pounds
  2. Physical Movement — Stooping, Bending, Kneeling, and Crouching In order to reach & pick up items
  3. Manual Dexterity — Ability to handle fragile items with care
  4. Wrist & Visual Stamina — Ability to type and focus on a computer screen for prolonged periods of time
  5. (Incumbent must be able to meet physical requirements with or without reasonable accommodations. Reasonability of requested accommodation is to be determined by IHS on a case-by-case basis, in accordance with the ADA.)

QUALIFICATIONS:
MINIMUM: Bachelor's degree in Design, Visual Communications, Museum Studies or related field. 5 years exhibition experience—project management, design, and production. At least 3 years supervisory experience including budget preparation.

PREFERRED: Experience in developing an exhibitions program in a museum or education setting. Working knowledge of Indiana history.

PAY & BENEFITS
Full-time
The salary will be commensurate with experience and skills. IHS offers an excellent benefits package, including health, dental, life and long-term disability coverage; employer and employee funded retirement plans with American United Life — OneAmerica; employee assistance program (EAP); Pre-Paid Legal Services; flexible benefits, and generous paid time off. Free parking provided nearby, staff discounts in the Basile History Market and the Stardust Café, and reciprocal benefits at other cultural institutions in Indianapolis.

Applications
Please send a cover letter and resume to: April Kerber, Senior Director, Human Resources, Indiana Historical Society, 450 West Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202, hr@indianahistory.org or Fax: 317/233.0857. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

The Indiana Historical Society is an equal opportunity employer.
www.indianahistory.org

(Posted 4/22/15)

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Image of a star PLAYOLOGIST — EXPERIENCE FACILITATOR
The Pleasure Driveway and Park District of Peoria, IL

Job Opening — Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum

POSITION: Part Time (Average 24 - 29 hours per week)

REQUIREMENTS:
  • High school diploma or equivalent required. Some college preferred. Degree in Education, Art or Early Childhood Development a plus. Extensive experience in a similar role may be substituted for all of part of the educational requirements.
  • Minimum of one year experience in a school or other informational educational setting working with children 0-8 years of age. Previous experience in a museum or customer service is a plus. Must have excellent communication and customer service skills.
  • Experience or desire to work with a highly diverse audience in a busy atmosphere.
  • Must have experience or interest in working with children and families in an informal educational setting.
  • Ability to interact positively and spontaneously with visitors.
  • Knowledge of basic telephone and PC functions including Microsoft Office.
  • Ability to contribute to an atmosphere of teamwork and positive energy among staff and volunteers.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously with a minimal degree of supervision.

DUTIES:
  • Facilitate visitors' play experiences in a welcoming and enthusiastic manner.
  • Deliver high quality customer service by answering questions and assisting visitors.
  • Monitor the orderly operation of the museum including communicating rules to visitors/field trips and following safety standards and sanitation requirements. Routinely walk through galleries and straighten as needed.
  • Continually organize exhibition spaces throughout the day. Perform cleaning and resetting of exhibitions for opening and closing procedures daily. Spot clean as needed.
  • Assist in setup, delivery and visitation tracking for Museum exhibits, workshops, birthday parties and programs.
  • Report supply needs and exhibition repairs or maintenance to supervisor in a timely manner.
  • Lead planned and impromptu group activities and special events as necessary.
  • Report all visitor comments, complaints and trends to Operations Manager in a timely manner.
  • Follow and support all aspects of the Park District's safety program.
  • Attend all staff meetings as required.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned.

OTHER:
  • Pay rate is $10.00 per hour.
  • Typical work hours are assigned and performed during the 8am - 5pm time period while the facility is open, seven days per week. Some hours will be assigned outside after 5pm for events and programs, as necessary.
  • Includes weekdays, weekends and some evenings and holidays.

How to Apply: Applications are available at the Peoria 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 61614d

The Peoria Park District hires without regard to race, religion, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, 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 4/2/15)

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Image of a star ADMISSIONS AND RETAIL ATTENDANT
The Pleasure Driveway and Park District of Peoria, IL

Job Opening — Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum

POSITION: Part Time (Average 24 - 29 hours per week)

REQUIREMENTS:
  • High school diploma or equivalent required. Some college preferred. Extensive experience in a similar role may be substituted for all of part of the educational requirements.
  • Minimum of one year experience in a customer service role, ideally a museum or other visitor attraction setting.
  • Must have excellent customer service, problem solving and organizational skills.
  • Must have experience or interest in working with children and families in a highly diverse informal educational setting.
  • Practical understanding of ages and stages of child development.
  • Knowledge of basic telephone and PC functions including Microsoft Office.
  • Ability to maintain focus and professional demeanor in a highly demanding atmosphere.
  • Ability to create an atmosphere of teamwork and positive energy among staff and volunteers. Experience working as or with volunteers preferred.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously with a minimal degree of supervision.
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with co-workers and the general public.
  • Must be able to interact effectively and respectfully with adults as well as children of all ages.
  • Must demonstrate an ongoing commitment to learning and innovation.

DUTIES:
  • Open and close Welcome Desk computer systems according to defined procedures.
  • Perform cashier duties including handling cash, check and charge transactions.
  • Promote and sell PlayHouse Children's Museum admissions, memberships and programs.
  • Clean and maintain an organized and well-stocked front desk area and assist in exhibition cleaning and organizing on a daily basis. Perform spot cleaning in other areas as needed.
  • Interact with museum visitors by answering questions about the Peoria PlayHouse Museum, Peoria Zoo and Luthy Botanical Gardens programs and ticket options.
  • Interact with the general public and privately booked groups, school groups, and birthday parties and ensure an excellent experience for all visitors.
  • Light clerical work: answering and directing phone calls, data entry and other duties as assigned.
  • Check in and direct guests for museum workshops and programs.
  • Manage lost and found area.
  • Attend all staff meeting s and trainings as required.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned.

OTHER:
  • Pay rate is $10.00 per hour.
  • Typical work hours are assigned and performed during the 8am - 5pm time period while the facility is open, seven days per week. Some hours will be assigned outside after 5pm for events and programs, as necessary.
  • Includes weekdays, weekends and some evenings and holidays.

How to Apply: Applications are available at the Peoria 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 61614d

The Peoria Park District hires without regard to race, religion, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, 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 4/2/15)


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