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INSTITUTION
POSTING DATE

Plains Art Museum, ND
4/27/16
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Walker Art Center, MN
4/26/16
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Walker Art Center, MN
4/26/16
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Minnesota Historical Society, MN
4/25/16
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DuSable Museum of African American History, IL
4/21/16
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City of Elmhurst, IL
4/20/16
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Iowa Wesleyan University, IA
4/20/16
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Minnesota Historical Society, MN
4/18/16
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The Chicago Academy of Sciences, IL
4/18/16
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Cleveland Museum of Natural History (CMNH), OH
4/18/16
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John Michael Kohler Arts Center, WI
4/18/16
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Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum, IL
4/8/16
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Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum & Luthy Botanical Garden, IL
4/8/16

Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum, Abilene, KS
4/8/16
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Lake County Forest Preserve, Wauconda, IL
4/8/16
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Minnesota Historical Society, MN
4/8/16
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Rahr-West Art Museum, WI
3/30/16
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John Michael Kohler Arts Center, WI
3/30/16

Mystery Science, San Francisco, CA
3/24/16
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Spurlock Museum, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL
3/21/16
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Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum, The Pleasure Driveway and Park District of Peoria, IL
3/17/16
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Cranbrook Center for Collections and Research, at Cranbrook House and Cranbrook Art Museum, MI
3/16/16
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Andrew County Museum and Historical Society, MO
2/29/16
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Lakeside Heritage Society, OH
2/17/16
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Krasl Art Center, MI
2/17/16
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Bell Museum of Natural History and Planetarium, University of Minnesota, MN
2/17/16
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Minnesota Historical Society, MN
2/12/16
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Richard M. Ross Museum, Ohio Wesleyan University, OH
2/12/16
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Museum of Danish America, IA
2/9/16
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Missouri Historical Society, MO
2/5/16

Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, Bainbridge Island, WA (Greater Seattle Area)
2/3/16
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Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum, Peoria, IL
2/2/16

Chester County Historical Society, PA
2/2/16
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DuSable Museum of African American History, IL
2/1/16

University Museums, Iowa State University, Ames, IA
2/1/16
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Association of Midwest Museums, St. Louis, MO
1/29/16
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DePauw University — Peeler Art Center, IN
1/28/16
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Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center Skokie, IL
1/28/16
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Taylor Studios, Inc, IL
1/27/16
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McLean County Museum of History, IL
1/27/16
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Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum, IL
1/27/16
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Walker Art Center, MN
1/27/16
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South Dakota State Agricultural Heritage Museum, South Dakota State University, SD
1/19/16
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Saint Louis Art Museum, MO
1/12/16
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Saint Louis Art Museum, MO
1/12/16
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Saint Louis Art Museum, MO
1/12/16
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John Michael Kohler Arts Center, WI
1/5/16
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Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, IL
1/1/16
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Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, IL
1/1/16
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McKay Lodge Conservation Laboratory, Inc., Oberlin, OH
12/21/15
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Missouri History Museum, MO
12/21/15
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Minnesota Marine Art Museum, MN
12/17/15
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University of Wisconsin — Madison, WI
12/11/15
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Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, IL
12/11/15
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Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, IL
12/11/15
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Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, IL
12/11/15
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Haggerty Museum of Art, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI
12/10/15
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The History Museum, IN
12/9/15
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Taylor Studios, Inc, IL
12/8/15
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Midway Village Museum, IL
12/8/15
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Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum (ALPLM), IL
11/25/15
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Ruth Mott Foundation, Flint, MI
11/23/15
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Ruth Mott Foundation, Flint, MI
11/23/15
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Ruth Mott Foundation, Flint, MI
11/23/15
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Mackinac State Historic Parks, MI
11/17/15
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Wisconsin Historical Society, WI
11/9/15
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University of Northern Iowa, IA
11/6/15
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The Children's Museum of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN
11/5/15
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Indiana University Art Museum, Bloomington, IN
11/4/15
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Children's Discovery Museum, IL
10/27/15
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Indianapolis Museum of Art, IN
10/26/15
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Indianapolis Museum of Art, IN
10/26/15
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Indianapolis Museum of Art, IN
10/26/15
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Taylor Studios, Inc., IL
10/22/15
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Arlington Heights Historical Museum, IL
10/20/15
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Museum and Education Department, Champaign County Forest Preserve District, IL
10/5/15
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Biology/Hefner Museum of Natural History, OH
9/14/15
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Salisbury House Foundation (SHF), IA
8/25/15
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Taylor Studios, Inc., IL
8/20/15
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Taylor Studios, Inc., IL
8/20/15
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Loyola University Museum of Art (LUMA), IL
8/5/15
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National Art Museum of Sport, IN
7/30/15
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University of Wisconsin—Madison, WI
7/17/15
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Rochester Art Center, MN
7/8/15
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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

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ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION
Plains Art Museum, ND

Contact name: Tonya Scott

Address:
704 1st Ave N
Fargo, ND 58102

Application deadline date: 5/9/16

Announcement:
Plains Art Museum seeks a Assistant Director of Education to serve as an essential member of the creative team in the development of dynamic, innovative, and community-focused initiatives. The position is responsible for coordinating, planning, implementing, administrating, and evaluating compelling gallery, studio, and community programs. Is integral to the success of a major partnership program that serves youth in Fargo Public Schools. Please visit our website at www.plainsart.org to view the full job description.

(Posted 4/27/16)

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Walker Art Center, MN

DEPARTMENT: Marketing and PR

COMPENSATION: Salary 28k/yr., excellent benefit package, Walker membership and discounts, as well as the opportunity to work alongside talented and interesting individuals.

We are looking for a Marketing Coordinator to provide vital marketing support for all our incredible programs and events. This individual will assist our Chief of Marketing & Strategic Communications and Associate Marketing Directors (2) in contact list management, marketing materials development, messaging calendar development, visitor data tracking, and general marketing tasks.

Responsibilities include:
  • Work with partners to develop promotional materials and messages that communicate effectively to various audiences; working collaboratively with the Editors and Designers to ensure timely production of all materials. May include web pages, social media, email, brochures, signage, and direct mail.
  • Prepare attendance reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing data.
  • Manage various aspects of bulk mailing and email campaigns — including list research, mailing, tracking and analyzing.
  • Coordinate production, inventory, and orders of promotional materials.
  • Participate in staffing events, festivals and exhibitions.
  • Manage charitable donations requests.
  • Help foster a creative, healthy, and responsive environment for the Department.
  • Explore opportunities to add value to job.

Qualifications:
  • Must have prior professional experience related to project management, marketing or advertising.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook required; experience in Survey Monkey, MailChimp and/or Tessitura a plus.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
  • Proven ability to problem-solve both independently and in collaboration with others.
  • Possess understanding of and interest in current issues and trends in contemporary culture, particularly design and the arts.
  • Excellent organizational skills with a proven ability to balance several projects simultaneously and complete projects on scheduled deadlines.

For Consideration, email a letter of interest, resume, and names of 3 professional references (MS Word or PDF only) to jobs@walkerart.org. Application deadline: May 5, 2016.

The Walker is committed to being an inclusive workplace as well as increasing diversity in our workforce. We especially encourage applications from minority group members, women, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups and others who may contribute to further diversification of ideas. We are an EOE/AA employer dedicated to fair and inclusive employment practices for all individuals.

(Posted 4/26/16)

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Image of a star MILDRED S. FRIEDMAN DESIGN FELLOW
Walker Art Center, MN

DEPARTMENT: Design/Editorial

DURATION: Temporary, 1 year (Aug 2016-July 2017)

COMPENSATION: Salary 30k/yr., relocation assistance, Walker membership and discounts, the opportunity to work alongside super talented and interesting individuals, as well as support some incredible events and programming.

We are looking for a Design Fellow to work on graphic design projects that range from developing graphic identities for specific programs and exhibitions, including the design of all related collateral materials, to assisting the Design Director and other designers with long-term projects such as exhibition catalogues and promotional campaigns. This individual will also contribute writing to the design department blog.

Design Fellows are involved in all aspects of the design process, including client meetings and presentations through production and supervision of printing. They gain a deeper understanding of design; work on projects with rich, interesting content; and are expected to produce work to the highest standards of design excellence.

Ideal candidates will be firmly grounded in visual design principles and the print design process, with some experience in interaction design. In addition to print projects such as exhibition identities and collateral materials, the Fellow will also work on select projects such as online publishing initiatives, campaigns, and signage.

Qualifications:
  • An undergraduate or graduate degree, or equivalent knowledge, in graphic design is required
  • Work reflective of interest in contemporary arts and current cultural trends
  • Macintosh proficiency in Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator software and excellent typographic skills are required
  • Working knowledge of HTML5, CSS/SASS, Basic jQuery/JavaScript is desired but not mandatory
  • Good communication and organizational skills and the proven ability to meet tight deadlines
  • International candidates must be in possession of a valid US work visa prior to the start of the fellowship and for the entire fellowship period

For more information about fellowship specifics, please visit design.fellowship@walkerart.org

For Consideration, please submit the following materials (PDF only) to jobs@walkerart.org:
  • Letter of interest
  • Resume
  • Names of 3 references
  • PDF portfolio consisting of 8-10 samples of graphic design work.

Application Deadline: May 20, 2016

The Walker is committed to being an inclusive workplace as well as increasing diversity in our workforce. We especially encourage applications from minority group members, women, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups and others who may contribute to further diversification of ideas. We are an EOE/AA employer dedicated to fair and inclusive employment practices for all individuals.

(Posted 4/26/16)

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Image of a star #1284 PROGRAM ASSISTANT, VISITOR SERVICES
Minnesota Historical Society, MN

OPEN TO: This job is open to all applicants.

LOCATION: Mill City Museum, 704 South Second Street, Minneapolis, MN 55401

SALARY: $3,091.00 monthly minimum

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

CLASSIFICATION: 05L Professional

HIRING MANAGER: Visitor Services Manager II

POSTING DATE: April 22, 2016

DEADLINE DATE: Application materials must be received by May 6, 2016.

SUPPLEMENTAL FORMS: Not required for this position.

DESCRIPTION: The Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS) seeks applicants for a Program Assistant, Visitor Services to provide support for the Visitor Services Manager II, manage the day to day operations of the admissions and facility rental programs, provide work direction and guidance for assigned staff, and function as the evening and weekend backup for the Mill City Museum visitor services team.

RESPONSIBILITIES: 1) manage daily operation of Mill City Museum’s admission program in coordination with Visitor Services Manager II; 2) assist with delivering and managing the Facility Rental program; 3) facilitate conference room rentals; 4) perform other duties related to the administration of Mill City Museum; 5) provide coordination, oversight and lead work direction for public programs; 6) provide administrative support to the Visitor Services Manager II and Program Associate, Store Operations; and 7) other duties.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • High school diploma plus two years of experience or formalized training within a professional discipline OR bachelor’s degree plus one year program experience or equivalent.
  • Experience with ticketing and POS software.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple assignments simultaneously.
  • Must be able to work nonstandard hours including evenings and weekends.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate verbally and in writing with diverse staff and public in a positive, friendly and professional manner.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Experience with financial and admission reporting.
  • Strong personal computer skills including intermediate or higher skill level with Microsoft Office software.
  • Demonstrated ability to work as a member of a team while independently carrying out institutional objectives.

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 4/25/16)

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DuSable Museum of African American History, IL

Part-time position through December, 2016

The Collections Assistant will join the Collections Department for the final eight months of a grant-funded cataloging and registration project. Reporting to the Collections Manager and Registrar, this position involves cataloging museum collections, re-housing art and artifacts, and assisting with backlog registration.

Essential Functions:
  • Clean, stabilize, and re-house artifacts of various mediums/materials according to established standards for collections care
  • Catalog, condition report, and photograph objects, creating or adding to catalog records in PastPerfect database
  • Physically move artifacts from temporary offsite storage to permanent storage in the museum
  • Label artifacts with permanent accession numbers
  • Conduct object research as needed
  • Assist in reconciling problem numbers and found-in-collections objects
  • Assist in processing backlog registration paperwork
  • Assist with preventative conservation, including climate/environmental monitoring; maintain departmental integrated pest management system and schedule
  • Perform cleaning and maintenance of storage areas and exhibit galleries on a rotating schedule
  • Perform other related duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in Museum Studies, History, African American Studies, Art History, or related field, plus minimum 1-2 years collections-related experience. Knowledge of proper art/artifact handling and best practices for collections care and storage. Working knowledge of museum collections management systems.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of cataloging procedures and standard nomenclature
  • Knowledge of standard museum collections management practices and procedures
  • Physical coordination/ability to handle and move fragile collection objects; ability to lift 40 pounds
  • Understanding of the proprietary nature of museum collections and documents and ability to adhere to museum policies regarding confidentiality
  • Familiarity with museum collections software; experience with PastPerfect strongly preferred
  • Excellent organizational skills, accuracy, and attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Strong interpersonal skills; must be team-oriented but also capable of working independently with minimal supervision
  • Ability to work under pressure and establish priorities under strict deadlines
  • Ability to multi-task and be flexible in work assignments

This is a part-time temporary position, ending in December 2016. No benefits are included with the position. Please email résumé, cover letter, and salary requirements to Leticia Ransom at lransom@dusablemuseum.org, with "Collections Assistant Search" in the subject line. No phone calls, please. Candidate reviews end 30 days after posting. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

(Posted 4/21/16)

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Image of a star MUSEUM COORDINATOR
City of Elmhurst, IL

Posted: April 13, 2016

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

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

Salary is commensurate with experience. Part-time position working Saturday from 9:45 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. and Sunday from 12:45 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.

Interested candidates are encouraged to apply immediately. Submit completed application and resume online at www.elmhurst.org.
or direct link: http://cityofelmhurst.peopleadmin.com/postings/1399

Offers of employment are subject to successful completion of a background check and post offer drug screen and physical. Position open until May 15, 2016.

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

(Posted 4/20/16)

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Image of a star DIRECTOR OF THE HARLAN-LINCOLN HOUSE
Iowa Wesleyan University, IA

Iowa Wesleyan University has an immediate opening for the position of Director of the Harlan-Lincoln House Relations. This is a part-time position reporting to the Vice President for University Advancement. The Director will understand and appreciate the Harlan-Lincoln House to be a non-profit, permanent historical legacy, open to the public, which acquires, conserves, researches, communicates and exhibits the tangible and intangible heritage of the Abraham Lincoln and James Harlan families and their environment for purposes of education and enjoyment. The director will manage the day-to-day affairs of the House's operations, programs and activities.

Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to:

OPERATIONS & MUSEUM MANAGEMENT
  • Direct and manage the day-to-day operations of the Harlan-Lincoln House and its related businesses;
  • Keep the Harlan-Lincoln House Executive Committee informed in a timely manner of all-pertinent issues, along with attending and reporting to the Executive Committee at meetings;
  • Work proactively and communicate effectively with the University and Harlan-Lincoln House Executive Committee to develop and implement short-term operational and long-term strategic plans;
  • Manage the Museum's financial operations, accounts, inventory, safety of artifacts, endowments, gifts, budgets and associated records; and
  • Implement strategies for increasing income, well aware of the potential for national scope.

EDUCATION AND PROGRAMMING MANAGEMENT
  • Provide creative vision and leadership for all the Harlan-Lincoln House programs including curatorial and educational activities for a wide variety of audiences;
  • Develop and support an active partnership with public and private local schools as well as home-schooled groups;
  • Direct and routinely evaluate educational programs for the University and the public; and
  • Conduct Museum tours and presentations as needed.

VOLUNTEER MANAGEMENT
  • Conduct recruitment activities, train and evaluate volunteers as needed;
  • Work closely with the Harlan-Lincoln House Executive Committee to be full participants in the House's activities;

MARKETING
  • Serve as the chief spokesperson for the Museum, including interaction with the media, community associations, and others;
  • In collaboration with the University Marketing Department design, implement, and evaluate a strategic marketing program; and
  • Effectively use technology in information exchange; working to employ contemporary and innovative methods.

DEVELOPMENT
  • In conjunction with the University Advancement Office, coordinate an annual membership giving drive;
  • In conjunction with the University Advancement Office, investigate potential grants that are properly written and submitted by deadline;
  • In conjunction with the University Advancement Office, acknowledge gifts with written thank you and any required tax documentation; and
  • In conjunction with the University Advancement Office, oversee development and maintenance of a database listing both current and potential volunteers and donors.

FACILITY & GROUNDS MANAGEMENT
  • In conjunction with University physical plant staff, oversee the secure use and maintenance of the facility, its equipment and supplies, building, grounds and parking facilities.

OTHER
  • Attend House and University events.
  • Lead and manage special projects and perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned or as needed.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
Undergraduate degree or extensive equivalency experience in the following or closely related fields: History, Business Administration, Education, Museum Studies, or Public Administration. Master's degree preferred.
  • At least three years of non-profit management experience.
  • Available to work a flexible schedule, with occasional evening and/or weekend hours required.
  • Strong computer skills, including familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite and Social Media platforms.
  • Excellent communication, public speaking, and writing skills.
  • Excellent time management skills and multi-tasking skills.
  • Ability in fundraising and grant writing
  • Ability to inspire, lead and manage volunteers
  • Ability to develop and implement long-range plans.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Interested candidates should email the following to kathy.moothart@iw.edu: letter of application, resume, salary history, three professional references with names, titles and contact information. No phone calls please; candidates will be contacted if search committee is in need of further information. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Iowa Wesleyan University is an equal opportunity employer.

(Posted 4/20/16)

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Image of a star #1283 INTERPRETER I, MILL CITY MUSEUM
Minnesota Historical Society, MN

OPEN TO: This job is open to all applicants.

LOCATION: Mill City Museum, 704 South Second Street, Minneapolis MN 55401

SALARY: $13.73 hourly minimum

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

CLASSIFICATION: 55L Service

HIRING MANAGER: Museum Supervisor

POSTING DATE: April 14, 2016

DEADLINE DATE: Application materials must be received by May 5, 2016.

SUPPLEMENTAL FORMS: REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION.

DESCRIPTION: The Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS) seeks applicants for an Interpreter I to engage, educate, and entertain visitors to Mill City Museum and present lessons to school groups using a variety of interpretive and performance techniques to communicate historical information.

RESPONSIBILITIES: 1) learn and deliver content using a variety of interpretive techniques to engage and educate visitors to Mill City Museum; 2) learn and deliver basic school and youth programs; 3) study and master program related historical material; and 4) perform cleaning, maintenance, safety, security, and other tasks in support of ongoing operations.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Good oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a diverse public in an enthusiastic, friendly and open manner.
  • Demonstrated ability to work as a team member.
  • Flexibility to work a varied schedule of weekdays, weekends, and evening hours.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Experience working with children in an educational environment.
  • Experience in museum or site interpretation, theater, or storytelling.
  • Familiarity with issues of cultural diversity.
  • Familiarity with U.S. history.

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 4/18/16)

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Image of a star EXHIBIT DEVELOPER
The Chicago Academy of Sciences, IL

Supervisor Title: VP, Exhibits and Museum Experience

Status: FT

Date Prepared: February 26, 2016

Company Overview:
The Chicago Academy of Sciences / Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum is celebrating 160 years of connecting people with nature and science. Originally founded so that scientists and nature lovers alike could study and share the specimens they collected, we continue to build on our legacy of natural history education at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum through immersive exhibits, critical conservation and research initiatives, public engagement and education programming.

Our mission is to create a positive relationship between people and nature through collaborations, education, research and collections, exhibitions and public forums to grow our region's urban connection to the world of nature and science. Your mission will be to communicate that through content development and creative storytelling that delights and engages our audiences.

Summary of Position:
The Nature Museum prides itself on original, creative, educational exhibits that inspire our visitors to learn more about world around them. The Exhibit Developer will act as a storyteller in each exhibit. You will bring forth your own experience with nature through the mission of this organization. The Exhibit Developer will lead the conversation while also playing a vital role as a key team member of the Exhibits Department.

This role will act in all facets of exhibition creation, from concept development to prototyping and installation, working collaboratively in teams, with content experts, scientists, artists, collections managers, educators and designers for the research, development, and interpretation of permanent and temporary exhibitions. This is a fulltime exempt position.

Principle Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Acts under the direction of the Vice President and Chief Curator of the Peggy Notebaert Museum and manages outside contractors (eg. Writers, evaluators) where necessary
  • Develops original content for temporary and permanent
  • Participate and lead exhibit concept development for in house temporary exhibitions.
  • Participate as the primary exhibit content developer for both in house and leased exhibitions.
  • Conduct primary topic research and develop Content Resource Document for self curated exhibits
  • Research, write and edit exhibit labels, visitor collateral and other exhibition interpretation materials
  • Research, develop and prototype exhibit interactives
  • Assist in project management during in house exhibit implementation phase.
  • Research and compile leased exhibition possibilities.
  • Occasional regional travel may be required at times

Qualifications:
  • Bachelors degree (MA preferred) in museum education, environmental education, anthropology or related field. Minimum 5 years experience in exhibition development.
  • Experience in interactive development and prototyping
  • Proven ability to communicate complex ideas with a wide range of audiences
  • Extensive research, writing and copy editing experience
  • Experience managing budgets, contracts and working within tight deadlines
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel, and a basic understanding of VectorWorks and AutoCAD a plus
  • Experience in digital interpretation, development and initiatives a plus
  • A demonstrated commitment to nature, conservation, and community improvement.

How to Apply for Exhibit Developer position: Please send a resume and a cover letter in PDF format to ExDeveloper216@naturemuseum.org.

No phone calls please. Only qualified candidates will be contacted.

The Chicago Academy of Sciences/Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

(Posted 4/18/16)

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Cleveland Museum of Natural History (CMNH), OH

Full-time

The Cleveland Museum of Natural History (CMNH), founded in 1920, is located in the heart of University Circle, five miles east of downtown Cleveland, Ohio. Considered one of the finest institutions of its kind in North America, the Museum offers an incredible visitor experience, attracting roughly 275,000 visitors a year. There are more than 140 public education programs and over 80,000 students served annually. The Museum employs about 160 people.

Building on its strong foundation of excellence in education and research, the Museum is poised to transform itself. The Museum will invite and engage a broader audience in the exploration of science and the natural world by revolutionizing the way it presents natural history. The Museum has launched a capital campaign to support a dramatic renovation and expansion of its facilities and exhibits. This ambitious plan will position the Museum to play a leading role in regional and national efforts to improve science education and increase scientific literacy.

The Museum is seeking a dynamic, creative, organized and energetic individual who is passionate about science education in our region and beyond.

Summary: The Development Officer, Foundation Relations is responsible for establishing and maintaining positive relationships with foundations and other strategic partners. With moderate supervision and in collaboration with Development colleagues and Museum staff and trustees, the Development Officer will identify and maintain contact information for appropriate prospects, create cultivation strategies, build relationships, author grant proposals and budgets, and manage post-award administration. The Development Officer is responsible for creating an annual development plan that aligns with the Museum's strategic priorities and fundraising goals. The position includes responsibilities for submitting state and federal grant applications in coordination with curatorial and education colleagues.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Identify, in conjunction with prospect research, foundation prospects aligned with the Museum's mission and strategic plan.
  • Utilize research tools such as Foundation Directory Online, GuideStar, and others to identify the most strategic prospects.
  • Maintain the development database with current contact information for prospects.
  • Review state and federal notices of funding opportunities to support Museum colleagues.
  • Develop cultivation strategies and MOVES management plan for each foundation prospect.
  • Build and sustain long-term relationships resulting in multi-year, coordinated engagement strategies.
  • Leverage Museum staff and trustee relationships for site visits and other face-to-face meetings.
  • Create an annual development plan for foundation prospects that aligns with the Museum's strategic plan and priorities.
  • Author or co-author proposals and all required documentation, including budgets, in collaboration with Museum colleagues and institutional partners.
  • Submit proposals according to guidelines established by each funder or agency.
  • Maintain a dashboard report for solicitations to track the proposal development process and outcomes.
  • Work with Museum colleagues to submit grant reports and materials as required by the foundation or agency.
  • Develop a donor-centric stewardship program that builds engagement in Museum activities and affinity with the Museum's mission and strategic priorities.

Education and/or Experience:
  • Bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university in English, Communications, Public Relations, Philanthropy or a related field, with 2-4 years of related direct fundraising experience or equivalent combination of education and direct experience.
  • Working knowledge of fundraising principles, concepts and best practices and methods of communication.
  • Experience working with prospect research tools such as Foundation Directory Online, Guidestar and others.
  • Experience working with online application systems for state and federal agencies and state and federal online registration databases.
  • Experience working with CRM software such as Raiser's Edge, Tessitura, Salesforce or other donor database software.
  • Intermediate or advanced level knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe Acrobat Professional.

Other Qualifications:
  • Intellectual curiosity and a passion for science, nature and conservation.
  • Ability to be an outstanding ambassador for the Museum.
  • Professional demeanor, tact, diplomacy, discretion, good judgment, strong insight and instinct, maturity and sophistication.
  • Ability to work with an interdisciplinary professional team, including high-level division and department directors.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of writing clearly and informatively with a high level of sophistication; ability to vary writing styles to meet needs.
  • Ability to prepare, manage and reconcile a program budget and guide internal customers in developing budgets and monitoring costs.
  • Display effective time management and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work Monday through Friday in a professional office environment and evenings as required. Some local travel and infrequent out-of-town, overnight travel may be required.
  • Ability to effectively coordinate and track multiple projects simultaneously, prioritize work according to deadlines with a high level of attention to detail.

TO APPLY
Please send a cover letter, resume, and three (3) professional references to:

Human Resources
Cleveland Museum of Natural History
One Wade Oval Drive, University Circle
Cleveland, Ohio 44106
Hr@cmnh.org
No phone calls, please.
Job Announcement Number: 16A11
Posting Date: April 13, 2016

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

(Posted 4/18/16)

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Image of a star PRESCHOOL TEACHER
John Michael Kohler Arts Center, WI

Part-time position for a creative individual to serve as a preschool teacher beginning August 2016, for the September-May morning preschool for 3-4 year olds.

The John Michael Kohler Arts Center, located in Sheboygan, WI, is an innovative visual and performing arts complex focusing on contemporary art. Preschool students have the amazing opportunity to visit the galleries, attend performances, and work with visual and performing guest artists. The preschool is state licensed and the curriculum aligns with the Wisconsin Model Early Learning Standards.

Responsibilities include: implementing and enhancing the arts-based curriculum (visual arts, creative movement and music) with a co-teacher for four mornings (2 two-day classes), Monday through Thursday, classroom management, administration, communicating with parents, and evaluation of students' development. Potential additional opportunities include teaching early childhood arts classes and camps and leading a lunch program for 4- and 5-year-olds twice per week.

Candidates should have prior experience or training in early childhood education and a background in visual and/or performing arts. Qualified individuals will have high energy, a warm personality, and an educational philosophy that emphasizes creative thinking and play. A bachelor's degree in early childhood education, the arts, or WI DPI certification preferred.

Join a creative team of early childhood arts educators in this renowned Preschool which will celebrate its 50th birthday in 2017.

Send cover letter, resume, references, and work samples to:

John Michael Kohler Arts Center
Human Resources Manager
608 New York Avenue,
Sheboygan, WI 53081
Or email: atritz@jmkac.org
EOE

(Posted 4/18/16)

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Image of a star AMERICORPS FELLOW: EDUCATION ASSISTANT
Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum, IL

This is a 300 hour position; we anticipate that the Fellow will work approximately 18-20 hours per week.

Start date: May 2016. Position will be completed after 300 hours of work, which we anticipate will be in or around August 2017.

Pay: This AmeriCorps Fellowship pays $1000 for the 300 hours; this stipend is paid bi-weekly according to the number of hours worked. After the completion of the Fellowship the Fellow will receive an additional education award of $1195.

Job Description
The PlayHouse Education Assistant will learn about the programs and program facilitation by assisting with the development and implementation of existing PlayHouse programs.

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum opened in 2015, and features six exhibits targeted at children ages 0-8 years old. The mission of the PlayHouse is to help children become explorers and creators of the world. PlayHouse programs support our mission by encouraging visitors to explore new things and to create in an open-ended, innovative way.

The Assistant will have the ability to:
  • Observe and lead field trips.
  • Assist with weekend workshops.
  • Lead the museum's tot-time program.
  • Assist with the development and implantation of the museum's summer camp.

In addition to these primary areas of focus, the Education Assistant will:
  • Attend PlayHouse staff meeting and trainings.
  • Collaborates with education staff and other staff to contribute expertise and ideas to other areas of programming and operations.
  • Reports all visitor comments, complaints, and trends to Operations Manager.

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to: Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum, 2218 N Prospect Road, Peoria, IL 61603. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled; however, we strongly encourage potential candidates to submit their application by April 1, 2016.

(Posted 4/8/16)

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Image of a star AMERICORPS FELLOW: EXHIBIT AND PROGRAM DEVELOPER
Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum & Luthy Botanical Garden, IL

This is a 675 hour position; we anticipate that the Fellow will work approximately 20-25 hours per week.

Start date: August 2016; Position will be completed after 675 hours of work, which we anticipate will be in or around May 2017.

Pay: This AmeriCorps Fellowship pays $3000 for the 675 hours; this stipend is paid bi-weekly according to the number of hours worked. After the completion of the Fellowship the Fellow will receive an additional education award of $2150.

Job Description
The Exhibit and Program Developer will learn about the programs and administration of two institutions located in one park, and identify ways that these two institutions — a children's museum and a botanical garden — can collaborate through exhibits and programs.

Luthy Botanical Garden was established in 1951, and encompasses five acres including over a dozen theme gardens, a Conservatory, a rotating sculpture exhibit and magnificent floral displays. The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum opened in 2015, and features six exhibits targeted at children ages 0-8 years old. The mission of the PlayHouse is to help children become explorers and creators of the world.

Exhibit Development
The Exhibit and Program Developer will begin planning an exhibit that incorporates elements from children's literature at both sites and throughout the park. This work will include:
  • Researching audiences to both institutions and making a proposal for the range of ages that should be addressed in this exhibit.
  • Identifying moments, characters, places or objects from children's literature that relate to content and spaces from each sites.
  • Creating a proposal for the size and scope of this installation and determining a timeline for moving the project forward.

Program Development
The Exhibit and Program Developer will experiment with collaborative field trips and family workshops at the two institutions.

Work with field trips will include:
  • Observing and leading field trips at both institutions.
  • Identifying ways in which the logistics of moving large groups of children between the two institutions can be made as easy as possible, and seamlessly incorporated into programming.
  • Developing cross-institutional school visits with a shared theme.

Work with family workshops will include:
  • Assisting with weekend workshops at both sites.
  • Designing one workshop for families, and one for older children (ages 8-14), that use the expertise and/or space of both the PlayHouse and the Botanic gardens.

In addition, the Exhibit and Program Developer will make further recommendations regarding collaborative programming between the two institutions, and possibly with other areas of the park.

In addition to these primary areas of focus, the Exhibit and Program Developer:
  • Attends PlayHouse and Luthy staff meeting and trainings.
  • Collaborates with education staff and other staff to contribute expertise and ideas to other areas of programming and operations.
  • Reports all visitor comments, complaints, and trends to Operations Manager.

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to: Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum, 2218 N Prospect Road, Peoria, IL 61603. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled; however, we strongly encourage potential candidates to submit their application by May 1, 2016.

(Posted 4/8/16)

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DIRECTOR
Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum, Abilene, KS

Application Deadline May 6, 2016

The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) invites applications for the position of Director, Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum. This institution is part of the Presidential Library System, administered by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). The Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum is located in Abilene, KS.

Presidential Libraries preserve and make available the papers, records, and other historical materials of the President they represent. Holdings include millions of pages of records including letters, reports, and other documents that chronicle U.S. domestic issues, foreign relations and political affairs during the Presidency. These Libraries also have collections of thousands of objects and audiovisual items (including photographs, videotapes of news broadcasts, audiotapes of speeches and press briefings, film of public events, and televised campaign commercials). Through the Museum, the President's life and public service are documented through a series of exhibits and programs that are designed to stimulate learning, reflection, and a sense of democratic citizenship among the thousands of students, scholars, government officials, journalists, and others who visit each Library annually.

The Library Director plans, directs, and administers all programs and activities of the Library and Museum, including archival, exhibit, public and educational programs. The incumbent works closely with NARA officials to ensure Library operations are in alignment with the Agency's strategic goals. The Director maintains close working relationships with the former President's family and the privately funded support organization; develops cooperative relationships and partnership ventures with academic and other institutions in support of the library's mission and goals; and conducts extensive public relations and fundraising activities in support of the library and museum.

This position is an excepted service Senior Level (SL) appointment within the Federal Government and serves at the pleasure of the Archivist of the United States. The salary range for the position is $123,175 - $170,400. Relocation expenses may be paid. Detailed information about NARA and the national Presidential Library System is available at www.archives.gov. The deadline to apply is May 6, 2016.

Requirements:
  • Extensive experience directing a historical, archival, cultural, philanthropic, educational, or governmental institution.
  • Demonstrated success in building public-private or other coalitions and partnerships to advance the programs and missions of a public or private institution.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and to create a dynamic working environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a large, complex organization.
  • Exceptional communication skills.
  • Interest and understanding of events and issues of the 20th Century sufficient to contribute appropriate historical perspective and intellectual leadership to the work of the Library and Museum and its presentation to the public.
  • U.S. citizenship is required for this position.

To Apply:
The deadline to apply is May 6, 2016. Applicants should submit a resume and a statement addressing how their qualifications and experience relate to the requirements outlined above to the following address:

Office of Presidential Libraries (LP) – Room 2200F
National Archives and Records Administration
Attention: Library Director Application
8601 Adelphi Road
College Park, MD 20740-6001

Fax: 301-837-3199
Email: Directors.Applications@nara.gov

(Posted 4/8/16)

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

Temporary Position: 40 weeks

Hourly Rate: $9.00-$13.00/hr.

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

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

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

HOW TO APPLY AND APPLICATION DEADLINES:
Interest in Forest Preserve employment can only be expressed by submitting a Forest Preserve Employment Application. Applications are accepted online at www.LCFPD.org. Applications are accepted only for posted positions.

LAKE COUNTY FOREST PRESERVE DISTRICT GENERAL INFORMATION:
As principal guardian of Lake County's open space and natural areas since 1958, we manage more than 30,300 acres of land and offer innovative educational, recreational and cultural opportunities for all people. Visitors of all ages can enjoy over 182 miles of trail for a variety of outdoor recreation uses, ponds and lakes for fishing, public golf courses, historical and cultural venues, public access to the Fox River and Lake Michigan and award-winning nature and history education programs and events.

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER

Date Re-Posted: April 6, 2016

(Posted 4/8/16)

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Image of a star #1263 INTERPRETER III, LEAD – SPLIT ROCK LIGHTHOUSE
Minnesota Historical Society, MN

OPEN TO: This job is open to all applicants.

LOCATION: Split Rock Lighthouse, 3713 Split Rock Lighthouse Road, Two Harbors, MN 55616

SALARY: $15.52 hourly minimum

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

CLASSIFICATION: 61L Service

HIRING MANAGER: Program Manager I

POSTING DATE: February 10, 2016

DEADLINE DATE: This position will remain open until filled.

SUPPLEMENTAL FORMS: REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION.

DESCRIPTION: The Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS) seeks applicants for an Interpreter III, Lead to engage, educate and entertain visitors to Split Rock Lighthouse Historic Site, at an advanced level with limited oversight, and to support the training of interpretive staff, interns and volunteers.

RESPONSIBILITIES: 1) coordinate the daily operations of the site; 2) provide customer service to patrons of the historic site or museum and its programs; 3) assist in the daily operations of the historic site program; 4) conduct various programs that serve diverse historic site or museum audiences; 5) mentor new staff members as they learn program content and delivery techniques; 6) serve as a lead worker; 7) under the direction of the Site Manager III, Split Rock Lighthouse or Program Manager I provide day-to-day direction, assist in the hiring, training, and monitoring of interpretive staff, volunteers and interns including the on-going daily program, and special events; 8) provide oversight of the site operation and security in the absence of site management staff, as designated by the Program Manager I or Site Manager III, Split Rock Lighthouse; and 9) present programs off-site as part of outreach activities.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • High school diploma plus one year program experience or equivalent.
  • Superior customer service skills in working with a diverse public, including children, teachers, senior citizens, people with disabilities, persons of different ethnic or cultural background, people of color, and professionals.
  • Excellent oral communication skills.
  • Ability to listen to members of the public and be responsive to inquires and comments.
  • Experience as a teacher or group leader working with diverse audiences.
  • Ability to master program information and present it according to interpretive or learning objectives.
  • Mastery of a wide variety of interpretive techniques.
  • Mastery of a skilled craft and the ability to clearly explain it to the public.
  • Ability to multi-task in a dynamic and demanding environment.
  • Must be able to develop and maintain excellent relations with individuals and groups specific and not specific to the site's history.
  • Ability to work effectively with limited supervision.
  • Ability to speak in public, in order to interpret the history of the site and to promote its programs and effectively communicate with individuals and groups.
  • Ability to plan, organize, implement and evaluate plans.
  • Ability to understand and carry out written and oral instructions.
  • Working knowledge of pertinent site related skills, operation and materials.
  • Knowledge and ability to work with historic collections, material, and costuming.
  • Ability to conduct research.
  • Ability to climb stairs and be physically active and mobile for up to eight hours per day.
  • Ability to work five days per week and weekends from May through October. Ability to work a flexible schedule and to adjust to changes in schedule and assignments.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Knowledge, experience and understanding of historic site management, interpretation and administration, American and Minnesota history.
  • Knowledge of building, site maintenance and security methods, sufficient to monitor maintenance, supervise operations and maintain security.
  • Knowledge of museum education, teaching practices, the history of lighthouses and navigational aids, North Shore and Great Lakes history.
  • Certification in First Aid and CPR and ability to use a defibrillator.

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
Split Rock Lighthouse
3713 Split Rock Lighthouse Road
Two Harbors, MN 55616

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 4/8/16)

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Image of a star ASSISTANT DIRECTOR / COLLECTIONS CURATOR
Rahr-West Art Museum, WI

POSITION IDENTIFICATION
Status: Salaried Exempt
Workweek: Mon.-Fri. (8am – 5pm)

SUPERVISORY RELATIONSHIPS
Reports to: Rahr-West Art Museum Director

Directly Supervises: None

POSITION PURPOSE
The position, Assistant Director/Curator, will manage collections, and research and execute exhibition initiatives. The position will be tasked with managing the care and organization of the museum collection, exhibition installation, and public programming. The position includes research and writing of grants to support museum initiatives. The position requires adherence to accepted museum policies and procedures. Occasional evening and weekend work required. The Curator works under the general direction of the Rahr- West Art Museum Director, and acts as museum manager in Director's absence.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES
  1. Organizes collection and archival information in existing storage facilities
  2. Installs changing exhibits – hanging and display, forms, labels, lights, etc.
  3. Maintains collection records, inventory, loans, photographic materials, donor records, artist files, and other legal documentation relating to the collection.
  4. Maintains climate control records
  5. Processes museum collection into an electronic database
  6. Performs research and writing on select objects within the collection
  7. Assists in pubic programming and education programming
  8. Conducts public presentations
  9. Assists in preparing museum marketing tools
  10. Staffs visitor services desk during select hours

OTHER DUTIES
Perform other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM POSITION QUALIFICATIONS

Education: This position requires a minimum of a Bachelor's degree in Fine Art or a closely related field. Master's Degree preferred.

Experience: 3-5 Prior experience in a museum or collecting institution is required. Prior experience with collections care, management and registration methods is preferred. Prior experience handling and exhibiting fine art is preferred.

Certifications/Licenses: Must possess a valid driver's license. CPR Certification desired

Other Requirements: Ability to communicate in both oral and written form for a variety of audiences, including with the general public.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES
Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications required. Candidates should have familiarity with accepted collections care and management procedures. Knowledge of art history, 20th Century American art history, or Late 19th Century American decorative arts is preferred. Prior experience with collections care, management and registration methods is preferred. Prior experience handling and exhibiting fine art is preferred. Prior experience with PastPerfect museum software is preferred. Professional and effective communication skills required. Ability to prioritize and work independently with minimal supervision.

BACKGROUND CHECKS
Condition of Employment

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Manual Dexterity: Work requires definite skilled and accurate physical operations requiring some closely coordinated performance. This position requires installation of extremely fragile objects in occasionally precarious locations. This position requires the ability to climb stairs in a setting that is not entirely accessible. This position requires frequent use of ladders.

Physical Effort: Work requires handling objects up to 40lbs., but not for sustained periods.

Working Conditions: Some exposure to definitely disagreeable features.

This position description has been prepared to define the general duties of the position, provide examples of work and to detail the required knowledge, skills and abilities as well as the acceptable experience and training for the position. The description is not intended to limit or modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct, and control the duties of employees under supervision. The City of Manitowoc retains and reserves any and all rights to change, modify, amend, add to or delete from any portion of this description in its sole judgment.

This job description is not a contract for employment.

The City of Manitowoc is an equal opportunity employer, in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. The City will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

(Posted 3/30/16)

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Image of a star EXHIBITIONS PREPARATOR
John Michael Kohler Arts Center, WI

The John Michael Kohler Arts Center, an innovative visual and performing arts complex focusing on contemporary art, located in Sheboygan, WI is seeking a full-time preparator who will work collaboratively to execute the installation of exhibitions.

Duties include the preparation of works of art for display, installation of two and three dimensional works of art, fabrication of exhibition elements, mounting and framing, and assisting with the packing and the movement of art. Art handling, and carpentry skills are required. Experience in a museum preferred. Heavy lifting, climbing, and strenuous physical activities are essential functions of the position. Qualified candidates must have a BA or BFA, and a minimum of 3 years of experience handling and installing works of art.

Send cover letter, resume, and list of references to: Manager-Human Resources, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, 608 New York Avenue, Sheboygan, WI 53081 or email: atritz@jmkac.org. www.jmkac.org

EOE

(Posted 3/30/16)

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PRODUCTION COORDINATOR OR VISUAL STORYTELLER
Mystery Science, San Francisco, CA

Mystery Science makes elementary science lessons that inspire kids to love science. We are looking for a Production Coordinator and/or a Visual Storyteller. More details can be found at our website: https://mysteryscience.com/jobs

(Posted 3/24/16)

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Image of a star DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION
Spurlock Museum, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is one of the world's leading educational and research institutions. The William R. and Clarice V. Spurlock Museum is the University's museum of world cultures. Although it opened in its own independent, 55,000 square-foot building in 2002, its roots extend back to predecessor museums that were founded in the 1910s. Its collections include more than 50,000 artifacts from six continents, ranging in date from the Paleolithic to modern times. Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums since 2009, the Spurlock serves over 50,000 patrons each year, including about 12,000 school children from across the state of Illinois, as well as about 1,000 university students, in organized programs and tours.

The Spurlock Museum seeks candidates for the position of Director of Education. Reporting to the Director of the Spurlock Museum, the Director of Education leads the Education Section Staff in developing, delivering, and managing a wide range of interpretive Museum functions in conjunction with other core staff and outside collaborators, including programs, special events, exhibit development, and publications. In addition, the Director of Education takes the Section lead in administrative and instructional duties, including personnel supervision, budget oversight, grant writing, and teaching a college-level class in Museum Education. The Director of Education also builds upon the successful programs of the Education Section, while seeking opportunities to reach out to larger university and community audiences and to raise the profile of the Spurlock Museum.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Supervise and support Education Section staff members, including the following: hiring, training, assigning/reviewing work, conducting performance evaluations, addressing work issues, approving time, setting work schedules.
  • Lead staff in setting and prioritizing individual and section-wide goals.
  • Oversee, contribute to, and support Education staff in developing the interpretive content of educational programs, events, publications, and online resources.
  • Oversee and actively participate in program and event delivery and evaluation.
  • Direct visitor studies and initiatives for audience development.
  • Plan and manage the budget of the Education Section.
  • Write and oversee grants in support of educational programs.
  • Plan and approve staffing levels and job descriptions for hourly Education staff and volunteers.
  • Create various statistical summaries used in reports and grant proposals.
  • Pursue selected campus initiatives related to educational programs and events and serve as a liaison for developing the Museum as a resource for scholarship and education.
  • Work collaboratively with the Museum's Director, Coordinator of Special Events, and the heads of Collections, Registration, Information Technology, and Security Sections (the Core Committee) in the planning and pursuit of long-term, Museum-wide initiatives.
  • Serve as a member of the Exhibits Committee and work in support of exhibit development.
  • Work with Exhibit Committee members, curators, and other scholars to develop interpretive focus, organization, and content of exhibits.
  • Serve, as needed, as exhibit coordinator for installations in the permanent galleries, the Campbell Gallery, the Hundley Central Core Gallery, and other public spaces.
  • Plan educational elements for exhibits using traditional and new media, including interactives and targeted programs.
  • Represent the Education Section in Core Committee work, including Museum-wide strategic planning, budget development, and the development of museum policy.
  • Participate in the work of the Acquisitions Committee and oversee work done with the Museum's Teaching Collection.
  • Develop and teach a biennial undergraduate Museum Education course in the University of Illinois Museum Studies Program.
  • Work evenings and weekends for educational events and programs.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Master's degree in education, museum studies, or a related discipline; background in anthropology, history, cultural studies, or related social sciences
  • 3 years of experience working with education or public programs in a museum setting
  • 2 years of experience in a supervisory role
  • Strong interpersonal skills and proven ability to communicate well both orally and in written form with visitors and colleagues of different ages, interests, and backgrounds
  • Administrative and grant-writing experience
  • Knowledge of current museum and informal educational practices, as well as visitor studies
  • Ability to effectively supervise staff while contributing to a positive, collaborative, and healthy work environment
  • Research, writing, editing, and information management skills
  • Proven project planning, coordination, and evaluation skills
  • Proven ability to work well within deadlines on multiple and varied projects simultaneously

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience in exhibit development
  • Proficiency with digital technology, new and emerging media, and current social media

This is a full-time, 12-month, benefits-eligible, Academic Professional position. Eligibility for benefits are contingent on your citizenship or work authorization. For full details on eligibility requirements, please reference http://www.ahr.illinois.edu/employees/current/other.html#Benefits.

Salary is commensurate with experience. The expected start date is as soon as possible after the closing date.

Application Procedures:

Create your candidate profile at http://jobs.illinois.edu and upload
  • Cover letter,
  • CV or resume addressing your qualifications as they align with the job description,
  • Writing sample (e.g., gallery guide, museum newsletter article, or lesson plan), limited to 5 pages,
  • Description of your specific involvement (duties performed) in a museum exhibit, if applicable, limited to 1page,
  • Descriptive listing of grants applied for and awarded,
  • Description of your specific involvement (duties performed ) for one museum project that you have coordinated and evaluated, limited to 2 pages, and
  • Names and contact information of three professional references.

To receive full consideration, all requested application materials must be submitted via the online system by the close date of 04/20/2016. Review of applications may begin before the closing date; however, no hiring decision will be made until after the close date. For further information regarding the position, you may contact Karen Flesher at kflesher@illinois.edu. For more information about the Spurlock Museum, visit our website: www.spurlock.illinois.edu. For technical assistance with the online application process, call 217-333-6747 or email jobs@illinois.edu.

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

Illinois is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran,  status as a qualified individual with a disability, or criminal conviction history. Illinois welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity. (www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu).

(Posted 3/21/16)

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Image of a star PLAYOLOGIST — EXPERIENCE FACILITATOR
Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum, The Pleasure Driveway and Park District of Peoria, IL

POSITION: Part Time (Average 20 - 25 hours per week)

We are particularly interested in candidates with woodworking and/or tool use experience for consideration for this position.

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 61614

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 3/17/16)

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Cranbrook Center for Collections and Research, at Cranbrook House and Cranbrook Art Museum, MI

The Cranbrook Center for Collections and Research is accepting applications for its 2016-2017 Resident Collections Fellow. This is a unique opportunity for an emerging museum or historic house curator with a passion for the decorative arts and architectural history to play a leading role in the preservation and interpretation of Cranbrook's diverse historic collections and built environment. The fellowship includes an apartment in Saarinen House.

The Cranbrook Center for Collections and Research centralizes Cranbrook's 112-year story and offers intellectual engagement with its legacy. Publicly launched in 2012, the Center encompasses the management and curatorial leadership of all of Cranbrook's collections, Cultural Properties, Archives, and historic architecture (most notably Cranbrook House & Gardens and Saarinen House). By preserving and interpreting the community's unparalleled landscape, architecture, collections, and archives, the Center provides memorable educational experiences and meaningful research opportunities for internal and external audiences. The Center's offices are housed within both Cranbrook House (including the Collections Fellow's office) and Cranbrook Art Museum, where the Center is able to take advantage of the new state-of-the-art Collections Wing. The public operation of Cranbrook Archives, which is a key component of the Center, is located in a new space in the Lower Level of the Art Museum.

Reporting directly to the Center's Director, and working collaboratively with the staffs of the Center (including the Archives) as well as Cranbrook's Art Museum, Institute of Science, and Schools, the Collections Fellow will research collections and assist with the development of their documentation, storage, care, conservation, and inventory, as well as their display and interpretation within the context of Cranbrook House (the founders' 1908 Albert Kahn-designed manor home), interventions with Saarinen House (Eliel Saarinen's 1930 Art Deco masterwork), and small campus-wide exhibitions; develop and organize collections-based education programs for Cranbrook Schools; develop lectures and tours for regional audiences, such as the Center's popular Day Away bus tours; assist with visiting researchers; develop the representation of the Center's collections and programs on the Center's evolving website and through the Center's blog ("Cranbrook Kitchen Sink"); and provide private tours of the campus, including both Cranbrook House and Saarinen House.

The Center's 2016-2017 Collections Fellow will have the opportunity to work on several major projects: the development of a master plan for the preservation and interpretation of Cranbrook's newly defined "Heritage Areas" (including a Japanese garden, a Greek theatre, the Albert Kahn-designed Tower Cottage, and a Boat House—all from the early twentieth century); the completion of a furnishings inventory and development of an interpretation plan for Cranbrook House; the continued documentation and interpretation of the nearby Frank Lloyd Wright Smith House (a Usonian home completed in 1950), including the development of an oral history program; the development of the Center's first website; and the development and hopeful implementation of a research journal.

The ideal candidate should have an M.A. in decorative arts, art history, architectural history, material culture, or a related field (completion of M.A. coursework required), with an emphasis on late 19th- through mid-20th-century art and architecture and a specialty/interest in the decorative arts and design; demonstrated object-based research and interpretation skills; outstanding speaking, writing, and editing skills; attention to detail; strong computer skills (Microsoft Office and PowerPoint); and collections database experience (TMS preferred). Previous curatorial experience or internships preferred.

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

The 12-month fellowship ideally will begin in June 2016 (although a later start-date will be considered) and continue through June 25, 2017. There is a possibility that the Fellowship may be renewed for a second year. $515/week salary with a modest apartment in historic Saarinen House provided (no pets or smoking permitted). Applications reviewed until position filled with priority given to applications received by April 18.

Send letter (including Fellowship and career goals), résumé, writing sample, list of references, and completed Cranbrook Employee Application (which can be downloaded from the Employment page of our website at www.cranbrook.edu) to: Cranbrook, Human Resources, P. O. Box 801, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan 48303-0801, or email humanresources@cranbrook.edu. Cranbrook is an equal opportunity employer and strives to provide a work environment that welcomes diversity.

(Posted 3/16/16)

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Andrew County Museum and Historical Society, MO

The Andrew County Museum and Historical Society, a private nonprofit organization invites applications for Museum Executive Director. The Museum is located in Savannah, Missouri, 15 miles north of St. Joseph and 65 miles from Kansas City. Savannah, with a population of 5,000, is the county seat of this growing agricultural county with about 15,000 residents.

The Historical Society was founded in 1972 and opened a small museum in the county courthouse. Through the generosity of a benefactor, a 14,000 sq. ft. museum facility was built and opened in 1989. With the support of the local community a 4,000 sq. ft. permanent exhibit, "A Rural Way of Life" opened to the public in October 2009.

The optimum candidate should hold a Master's Degree in Administration/Management, History and/or Museum Studies, have three to five years of management experience especially regarding finances. A demonstrated knowledge of rural history is preferred. A working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, PastPerfect, and QuickBooks, or similar programs, is required. The Executive Director should be highly organized, details oriented, and possess solid financial management skills and research and writing skills. This person must be able to work independently and possess strong time management capabilities. They should be a creative thinker and work effectively as a team member. Solid people skills are a must.

The Board seeks a highly motivated individual to serve as Director who, working with the Board, will make the Museum a community gathering place where visitors learn and take pride in Andrew County's rural way of life —its families, farms, towns, social life, and community spirit. Over the next five years, the Museum will: develop and promote new programs and temporary exhibits to increase community awareness and attract new and returning visitors, programs to attract and retain members; strengthen internal systems, train staff and expand the use of volunteers; and develop plans to diversify the funding base.

The Executive Director reports to the Board and has primary responsibility and authority for the organization's consistent achievement of its mission. S/he is responsible for providing leadership, for budgeting and financial management, maintaining good public relations, coordinating fund raising and grant applications, administrating and coordinating of programs, and working with personnel and volunteers. The ideal candidate will have passion for the mission and vision of the museum and be a hands-on team leader. S/he is directly responsible for:
  • Making recommendations to the Board of Directors to formulate short and long-range plans and budgets for the Museum's success.
  • Developing and implementing policies, systems and performance measures to ensure that professional museum standards are met for operating the museum.
  • Providing conceptual leadership in museum operations including collections, education, visitor experience, membership, volunteer program, facilities, and retail operations.
  • Providing creative leadership in the development, implementation and evaluation of mission-based programs and temporary exhibits interpreting Andrew County's history.
  • Overseeing the development and implementation of marketing activities related to branding, programming, community visibility and membership recruitment/retention.
  • Making recommendations and assisting the Board of Directors in developing and implementing comprehensive fundraising strategies, including the development and cultivation of relationships with current and potential donors, including individuals, corporations and foundations.
  • Assigning responsibilities, leading, supervising and evaluating performance of Museum staff.

Starting Salary Range: $40,000-$50,000, annually depending upon qualifications and experience, with benefits including health insurance, PTO (paid time off), and paid opportunities for professional development such as attendance at one annual meeting of relevant professional association each year.

To be considered for this challenging opportunity, please submit a letter of interest and resume with names and contact information (including e-mail addresses) of three references to acmjobsearch@gmail.com. Additional information is available at this email. Applications will be accepted until March 21, 2016 or until position is filled.

For additional information on the Andrew County Museum, please visit the following URL: http://www.andrewcountymuseum.org/

(Posted 2/29/16)

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Lakeside Heritage Society, OH

Lakeside Heritage Society is looking for a person to serve as Director of Operations. Duties include overseeing the acquisition and preservation of artifacts in our Museum and Archives. Candidate needs to be confident in researching, preparing and presenting educational programs at Lakeside Chautauqua during a ten-week season from Memorial Weekend through Labor Day. This is a permanent part-time position offering $15/hour. Hours to be worked are flexible during the fall, winter and spring, but scheduled at 20 hours/week during the "season".

This is an ideal position for a newly retired professional who doesn't need benefits and who can work independently and with the public.

The museum is located at the corner of West Third Street and Maple Avenue in the community of Lakeside. The Archives is right behind the museum at 324 West Third Street. Visit our web site at www.lakesideheritagesociety.org to learn about us. Contact Society president, Carol Morgan at 419-798-5217, or send inquiries to her at 324 West Third Street, Lakeside, OH 43440.

(Posted 2/17/16)

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Krasl Art Center, MI

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

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

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

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

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

The ideal candidate is passionate about events and the arts and thrives in a fast-paced environment requiring flexibility and agility.

Primary Responsibilities
  • Work with key staff, committee members and volunteer coordinators to plan and execute the Krasl Art Fair on the Bluff and other events from start to finish.
  • Create timelines, identify resources and responsibilities, and identify deliverables to execute successful events.
  • Collaborate with staff, volunteers and external vendors to ensure proper event setup and takedown.
  • Coordinate all details of events and logistics including registrations, set up, implementation and evaluation.
  • Negotiate contracts, order supplies and equipment, and work effectively with vendors including caterers, musicians, etc.
  • Provide on-site support during events which require working non-traditional hours (e.g., nights and weekends)
  • Administer programs within the nationally ranked Krasl Art Fair on the Bluff, including but not limited to the Krasl Bucks and Friday Night Block Party.
  • Stay abreast of best practices in festival/event management and apprise leadership accordingly.
  • Work to ensure the Krasl Art Fair on the Bluff receives high rankings in recognized surveys and publications.

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

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

Reports to: Director of Marketing/Events

Status: This position requires evening and weekend work hours

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

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

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

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

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

We conform to all the laws, statutes, and regulations concerning equal employment opportunities and affirmative action. We strongly encourage women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply to all of our job openings. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, Genetic Information & Testing, Family & Medical Leave,

Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity or Expression, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We prohibit Retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer or the government, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint or otherwise oppose discrimination.

(Posted 2/17/16)

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Bell Museum of Natural History and Planetarium, University of Minnesota, MN

The University of Minnesota has an exciting opportunity for an Executive Director who will oversee the Bell Museum of Natural History and Planetarium's (BMNHP) mission through its personnel, research/programs and facilities. The BMNHP mission is to ignite curiosity and wonder, explore our connections to nature and the universe, and create a better future for our evolving world. Specifically, the Executive Director will:
  • Be a visible leader at the University, local, regional, and national level who will represent the BMNHP and build support for the institution;
  • Advance innovative educational programs and visitor experiences that deepen science literacy and serve the educational needs of a diverse, urban community;
  • Engage in fundraising efforts and events to develop major donor support;
  • Ensure strong, evidence-based operations that are efficient and fiscally responsible;
  • Create a dynamic social gathering space for life-long learning and informed discussion of scientific and environmental issues;
  • Oversee and facilitate the museum's curatorial mission.

A new, state-of-the-art museum facility with improved exhibits space, a versatile 120-seat planetarium/digital theater and expanded educational areas is scheduled to open in St. Paul on the University of Minnesota campus in 2018. This new, $64M facility will showcase University of Minnesota research, scholarship and education in natural science. The Museum's exhibits and public programming will foster scientific literacy for all ages and will serve as a vital interface between the University and the larger community.

For more information about this position and to apply go to the University of Minnesota employment website and search for requisition #307546.

(Posted 2/17/16)

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Image of a star #1250 CAPITAL PROJECTS & SUSTAINABILITY MANAGER
Minnesota Historical Society, MN

OPEN TO: This job is open to all applicants.

LOCATION: History Center, 345 Kellogg Boulevard West, St. Paul, MN 55102-1906

SALARY: $4,396.00 monthly minimum

STATUS & HOURS: Full-time, project (2,088 annual hours) position working through June 30, 2017. Renewal dependent upon funding and program need.

CLASSIFICATION: 18K Supervisory

HIRING MANAGER: Director, Facilities & Risk Manager

POSTING DATE: January 13, 2016

DEADLINE DATE: This position will remain open until filled.

SUPPLEMENTAL FORMS: Not required for this position.

DESCRIPTION: The Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS) seeks applicants for a Capital Projects & Sustainability Manager to oversee the Minnesota Historical Society's institutional sustainability and capital project planning and management programs.

RESPONSIBILITIES: 1) manage the planning, development, funding, and implementation of capital projects; 2) develop institution-wide sustainability strategy and deliver projects to meet defined goals; 3) provide fiscal and personnel management to all areas of Capital Projects and Sustainability; 4) create awareness of and support for, and evaluate sustainability throughout the institution to ensure goals and outcomes are met; 5) and establish and maintain internal communications of the sustainability and capital projects programs among MNHS staff, volunteers, interns, and other stakeholders.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Bachelor's degree in environmental science, historic preservation, architecture, or related field, plus six years program experience or equivalent OR an advanced degree plus five years program experience or equivalent.
  • Ability to work with architects, consultants, contractors, and a wide variety of technicians and professionals.
  • Understanding of the Secretary of the Interior Standards for Historic Preservation, Restoration, and Rehabilitation and how to interpret these standards.
  • Familiarity with the National Park Service Preservation Briefs.
  • Demonstrated skills in supervising staff, volunteers, interns, or contractors.
  • Strong, demonstrated ability to analyze, manage and implement multiple projects.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to cultivate and maintain positive working relationships among MNHS staff, contractors, consultants, and the general public.
  • Ability to work with various groups and constituencies of various backgrounds.
  • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills to create, carry out, and track institutional environmental sustainability initiatives.
  • Demonstrated ability to track the latest research, programs, and opportunities surrounding institutional sustainability issues.
  • General knowledge of sustainability principles and the ability to develop future project opportunities.
  • Understanding of the science and technologies available to implement sustainable practices.
  • Must have valid driver's license and be willing to travel statewide.
  • Demonstrated ability to work successfully with diverse groups of people.
  • Demonstrated ability to work on a team and lead others toward a common goal.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Graduate degree in architecture, engineering, environmental science, construction or facilities management with three years of experience in any of those or a closely related field.
  • Knowledge and training in preservation and restoration of historic buildings.
  • Knowledge and skills in mathematics including statistical analysis.
  • Familiarity with LEED-EBOM and/or the State of Minnesota's Sustainable Building Guidelines, and B3 Benchmarking program.
  • Environmental or professional certifications, e.g. LEED AP.
  • Familiarity with the Minnesota Historical Society, its programs and historic sites network and/or Minnesota history and geography.
  • Technical knowledge of both historic and contemporary building systems and mechanics.
  • Experience managing construction contracts valued at $5,000 - $15,000,000.
  • Knowledge and ability to read, understand, and explain construction documents and construction contract management principles.
  • Background in architectural design.

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 2/12/16)

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Richard M. Ross Museum, Ohio Wesleyan University, OH

The Richard M. Ross Museum at Ohio Wesleyan University invites applications for the position of Museum Director.

The Director's responsibilities include:
  • organization, installation and supervision of all Ross Museum exhibitions during the academic year, plus additional exhibitions in two smaller venues: Gallery 2001 (in the university library) and the Mowry Alumni Center;
  • coordination of lectures and other events involving visiting exhibitors and guest curators;
  • curatorial responsibility for maintenance and growth of the Ross Museum Permanent Collection;
  • enhancement of the Ross Art Museum endowment, in conjunction with the University's Development office;
  • application for external grants;
  • teaching a course in Gallery Management or Museum Studies (students in the course assist with installation of exhibitions and museum events);
  • leadership in marketing and distribution of information on exhibitions and related events;
  • outreach to the local and regional arts community and the public.

Ohio Wesleyan University is an undergraduate liberal arts institution located in Delaware, Ohio, about 20 miles north of Columbus. The Richard M. Ross Museum, located in an extensively retrofitted post office, opened in 2002 and has become one of the premier exhibition spaces in central Ohio. The mission of the Ross Art Museum is to mount exhibitions that support and enhance the curriculum of the Fine Arts Department and the liberal arts teaching mission of the University. The Permanent Collection's primary strength is in modern works on paper, including prints, drawings and photographs; additional holdings include the Terry LaNoue Collection of African Art. Exhibitions in the Ross Museum include the annual Senior Show by studio art (BFA/BA) majors in the Fine Arts Department and a biennial exhibition by the Fine Arts Department faculty. Additional exhibitions include individual and group shows by guest artists and thematic presentations of work from the Permanent Collection. Exhibitions organized by internal and external guest curators and shows of local historical material have also been presented. Gallery 2001 features predominantly regional artists; Mowry Center exhibitions spotlight alumni/ae artists.

In addition to the director, the Ross Museum staff includes a museum administrator, a museum assistant, a registrar/intern, and a technician. The Ross Museum offers 2,986 square feet of exhibition space arranged in four galleries, plus offices and preparatory and storage spaces.

Minimum qualifications:
  • M.A. degree or equivalent in art history, museum studies, curatorial studies or related field;
  • 1-3 years experience as director of similar museum or as assistant director of a larger facility;
  • familiarity with professional museum standards and procedures as they pertain to exhibitions, collection care, registration and security;
  • teaching experience in Gallery Management, Museum Studies or comparable course.

Preferred qualifications:
  • 3-5 years experience as director of a similar museum;
  • Ph.D. in art history, M.F.A. in studio or related field, with expertise in modern and/or contemporary art;
  • curatorial expertise with works on paper;
  • ability to work well with others;
  • willingness to assume additional job duties as needed;
  • record of successful funding procurement and grant activity.

Ohio Wesleyan University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Application process:
Please submit the following application materials to the Ross Museum Director Search Committee, c/o Office of the Provost, Ohio Wesleyan University, 61 S. Sandusky St., Delaware, OH 43015, phone: (740) 368-3102, fax: (740) 368-3374. Applications may be submitted by e-mail: owu.edu/jobs
  • a letter of application, addressing how your experience and credentials fulfill the requirements for the position, and your vision of the potential roles of a museum within the context of a small university;
  • current curriculum vitae;
  • names/contact information for three references.

Three recent confidential letters of reference should be sent separately, preferably addressing your qualifications for museum leadership at this level.

Review of completed applications will begin on March 21, 2016.

(Posted 2/12/16)

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Museum of Danish America, IA

The Museum of Danish America is seeking to fill the position of executive director in 2016. Knowledge of Danish or another Scandinavian language is highly desired.

Established in 1983, the Museum of Danish America (formerly known as The Danish Immigrant Museum) is located midway between Des Moines, IA and Omaha, NE on 35 acres of recreated prairie in the heart of the largest rural settlement of Danes in the United States. The museum's mission is to celebrate Danish roots and American dreams and is the only national museum dedicated to collecting and interpreting the Danish-American experience. Guidance is provided by a twenty-five member Board of Directors from across the United States and Denmark. The museum has a collection of over 35,000 artifacts, an active traveling exhibit program, and a membership of over 3,000 from across the United States, Denmark and seven other countries. It has a staff of ten full-time employees, six part-time employees and an active internship program hosting up to four Danish graduate students and an American graduate student annually.

SUMMARY
The executive director's role has both strategic and operational components. The executive director has the day-to-day administrative responsibility for achieving the organizational mission of the Museum of Danish America, implementing the strategic plan, and assuring the efficient and effective operation of the organization. To do this he/she works closely with the museum's Board of Directors through the Board's President and Executive Committee to develop policies, procedures, budgets and strategic plans that realize the museum's mission and vision. He/she also assures compliance with legal, financial, accounting and ethical requirements, including the standards and practices set forth by the American Alliance of Museums.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

Vision, Mission, and Strategies
Working with the board and staff, the executive director must develop a shared vision for the future of the museum, build understanding around the current mission, and develop appropriate goals and strategies to advance that mission.

Accomplishment of Management Objectives
Working with the board, the executive director establishes operational objectives that support the strategic plan. The executive director is responsible for leading the staff in the implementation of the strategic plan and any annual plans.

Program Management
The Museum of Danish America carries out its mission by offering specific exhibits and programs. The executive director leads the staff in managing and administering these exhibits and programs.

Effectiveness in Fund Raising and Resource Development
The executive director, in partnership with the board and appropriate staff, is responsible for developing and implementing appropriate fund-raising and financial development strategies. The executive director and board use their combined strengths, knowledge, and relationships to help the museum achieve its objectives.

Fiscal Management
Ensuring that income is managed wisely is especially important for a museum. It is the role of the executive director to see that solid planning and budgeting systems are in place and that the museum's goals and strategic plan serve as the basis for sound financial planning. In addition, it is the executive director's responsibility to ensure that qualified staff are hired to accurately monitor, assess, and manage the financial health of the museum.

Operations Management
The executive director is responsible for day-to-day management. The executive director works with staff to develop, maintain, and use the systems and resources that facilitate the effective operation of the museum.

The Executive Director/Board Partnership
The executive director and the board must work together as partners. Each arm of leadership draws upon its own unique strengths and abilities. The executive director and the board have joint responsibility for developing and maintaining a strong working relationship and a system for sharing information.

External Liaison and Public Image
The executive director, staff and board members are key players in establishing and maintaining positive relationships with the many groups that support the work of the museum.

Other Duties
Performs other duties, included but not limited to duties as assigned, some of which may include the development and creation of a variety of copyrightable works included but not limited to print, photography, film, music, visual arts, etc. for distribution in any and all media and formats on a world-wide basis, all of which shall be for the benefit of the Museum.

DESIRED REQUIREMENTS AND COMPETENCIES INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:
  • Has the cultural knowledge and intellectual vision to lead the Museum of Danish America which includes having knowledge of or affinity for learning about Danish and Danish American culture.
  • Danish language skill is highly desired.
  • Is a good communicator who can articulate the museum's vision and non-profit niche to attract and retain public constituencies. Communication competency is required in written and spoken communication and in the ability to make effective, credible presentations.
  • Works cooperatively and effectively in supervising and directing museum staff to create well-conceived programs that serve the museum's membership and wider publics and develops supportive constituencies.
  • Increases the financial base by expanding private contributors, increasing institutional collaboration, and developing new approaches to potential constituencies.
  • Interacts well with people and is open to suggestions and perspectives of others.
  • Exhibits deep commitment and integrity
  • Manages by organizing effectively, putting quality first
  • Plans realistically
  • Understands and manages finances soundly
  • Creates and maintains a donor focus
  • Builds a competent diverse and empowered workforce

The formal search for this position will begin in April/May 2016 with an anticipated beginning date of January/February 2017.

To apply send cover letter, resume and three references to:

Mr. Garey Knudsen, President
Board of Directors
Museum of Danish America
2212 Washington Street
Elk Horn, IA 51531

(Posted 2/9/16)

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Image of a star PROJECT CONSERVATOR (FULL-TIME/TEMPORARY)
Missouri Historical Society, MO

The Missouri Historical Society is seeking a Project Conservator with a specialization in the conservation of objects. The Project Conservator will be responsible for the conservation treatment of objects belonging to MHS's collections in the Missouri History Museum and the Soldier's Memorial Museum in preparation for the latter's re-opening in 2018. We are looking for an experienced individual who demonstrates professionalism, flexibility, and is detail-oriented to effectively organize the project's conservation activities, conduct treatments, and other tasks as directed.

The Conservator will be located at the Missouri Historical Society's existing conservation lab, located in the Library and Research Center. The Project Conservator will be expected to divide their time between projects for Soldier's Memorial Museum and Missouri History Museum. Project start date is immediate upon hire and will conclude at the end of 2017.

Responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to:
  • Examine objects and prepare conservation assessments, as required under the supervision of the Objects Conservator
  • Prepare conservation documentation, including photography, condition reports, treatment proposals, and treatment reports
  • Perform conservation treatments on objects, under the supervision of the Objects Conservator
  • Maintain conservation records for performed treatments and contracted work
  • Enter conservation information into the institution's collections database system (Mimsy)
  • Organize contract conservation work for textiles, paper, paintings, and other objects as needed
  • Assist with the planning of exhibitions and exhibit spaces, including advisement on mount making, material selections, environmental parameters, and lighting requirements, etc. as needed
  • Assist with the installation of exhibit material under the supervision of the Objects Conservator, Registrar, and/or Collection Manager as needed
  • Assist in the packing, moving, and storage of collections under the supervision of the Objects Conservator, Registrar, and/or Collection Manager as needed
  • Preventive conservation duties as assigned, including environmental monitoring, integrated pest management, and collections emergency preparedness
  • Active participation in public outreach, including public presentations, lab tours, publications, and the ability to explain the importance of conservation to donors and visitors alike
  • Other conservation duties as assigned, including purchasing laboratory supplies, performing inventories, and constructing boxes and mounts for storage upgrades

Qualification Requirements
  • Master's degree in Art Conservation or equivalent, with a specialization in objects conservation
  • Several years' experience handling art and artifacts in a museum environment
  • A minimum of one (1) year experience in conservation, preferably in an objects conservation laboratory

Additional Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
  • Thorough knowledge of and adherence to the Code of Ethics and Guidelines for Practice of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic & Artistic Works (AIC)
  • Knowledge of best-practice standards, techniques, materials, and equipment used in the conservation of objects
  • Demonstrated abilities in the examination, analysis, documentation, and treatment of organic and inorganic materials
  • Knowledge of the environmental hazards posed by substances such as solvents and mold and appropriate, safe methods of working with such substances
  • Excellent attention to detail and time management skills — the ability to work on several projects simultaneously will be essential
  • Must be a creative thinker with excellent problem-solving skills, sound judgment, and analytical abilities
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work individually and as part of a team
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office and collections management database software, especially MIMSY

Deadline to Apply: Open until filled.

Please submit employment application, 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 2/5/16)

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DEPUTY DIRECTOR
Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, Bainbridge Island, WA (Greater Seattle Area)

Seeking a Deputy Director to bring needed attention and focus to building infrastructure that allows for increasingly efficient and effective operation of the Museum. Simultaneously, this position allows for the Executive Director to focus externally, strategically, and on the curatorial in ways that ensure the Museum's long term sustainability. This is a rich opportunity for a candidate who loves to bring their experience and expertise to this kind of organizational evolution with people and on the operational side. And to do so with a talented Executive Director, Board of Directors, and Staff in a supportive and dynamic community passionate about celebrating regional art and craft by living artists. Near term initiatives include creating and solidifying operational infrastructure, increasing earned revenue from retail, restaurant and rental operations, expanding staff and facilities, and improving technology and business systems.

Please visit Bainbridge Island Museum of Art for a comprehensive Position Profile, application instructions and additional information about the organization.

(Posted 2/3/16)

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Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum, Peoria, IL

POSITION: Part Time (Average 12 - 20 hours per week)

REQUIREMENTS:
  • High school diploma or GED required. College degree preferred. Will accept a combination of education and experience if it is closely related to the job skills needed for the position.
  • One year of experience in an office setting required, preferably in a museum or non-profit institution.
  • 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.
  • Knowledge of computers and phones as needed for office work, including knowledge of Microsoft Office.
  • Ability to communicate clearly with others in person and over the phone.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously with a minimal degree of supervisory oversight.
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with co-workers and the general public.
  • Ability to interact effectively and respectfully with adults as well as children of all ages.

DUTIES:
  • Making customer service decisions as needed while maintaining outstanding customer service practices and standards.
  • Overseeing daily operations by completing interior and exterior walk-throughs during the day, ensuring a safe and clean museum environment, troubleshooting of exhibit problems, and record exhibition problems using Exhibit Maintenance Request forms as needed.
  • Ensuring a smooth and organized delivery of all museum offerings and communicating daily agenda to staff through daily agenda logs and whiteboard. Distributing mail, answering phones, etc.
  • Opening and closing procedures for museum — operating alarm system, preparing safe, cash drawers and registers for the business day.
  • Supervising floor staff — Playologists, admissions desk staff, volunteers and interns, in the following areas:
    • Assisting in training of new staff.
    • Supervising office procedures (POS equipment, cash drawers, etc).
    • Communicating about employee performance with Full Time staff.
    • Assisting with greeting of groups, payment processing, membership processing, etc.
    • Maintaining membership records.
  • Representing and promoting the PlayHouse at local events.
  • Following all safety procedures that pertain to the duties performed and supporting all aspects of the Park District's safety program.
  • Demonstrating commitment to museum values and goals of excellence in learning, equality, collaboration and customer service.
  • Performing all other duties as assigned.

OTHER:
  • Pay rate is $11.00 per hour.
  • Under the supervision of the Peoria PlayHouse Operations Manager.
  • Must be able to work 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 61614

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 2/2/16)

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PRESIDENT
Chester County Historical Society, PA

Lead successful, well-respected 123-year-old, regional history museum near Philadelphia with renowned collection, exciting plans; professional standards/scholarship; $2-million annual-budget, $10-million endowment; 20 staff. Implement plans encompassing new permanent exhibit (2017) — $3.7M project. Oversee enhanced public programming, greater community engagement. Fundraise, maintain fiscal health. REQUIRED: Passion for local history plus success in fundraising. Inspirational communicator. Runs balanced budgets. Has 5+ years' museum-leadership experience; B.A. DETAILED CRITERIA, HOW TO APPLY, MORE INFO, LINKS: http://museum-search.com/open-searches/ EOE. Nominations welcome.

If you have any questions, please contact me at (603) 432-7929 or via email at searchandref@museum-search.com.

(Posted 2/2/16)

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Image of a star COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT (TEMPORARY FULL-TIME)
DuSable Museum of African American History, IL

The Collections Assistant will join a team of four in the final year of a grant-funded collections cataloging and registration project. Reporting to the Head of Collections and Registration, this position involves re-housing art and artifacts, cataloging museum collections, and assisting with backlog registration.

Essential Functions:
  • Clean, stabilize and re-house artifacts of various mediums/materials according to established preservation standards
  • Catalog, condition report, and photograph objects, creating or adding to catalog records in PastPerfect database
  • Physically move artifacts from temporary facility to permanent storage in the museum
  • Label artifacts with permanent accession numbers
  • Conduct object research as needed
  • Assist in reconciling problem numbers and found-in-collections (FIC) objects
  • Assist in processing backlog registration paperwork
  • Assist with preventative conservation including pest management and climate/environmental monitoring; maintain departmental integrated pest management (IPM) system and schedule
  • Perform cleaning and maintenance of storage areas and exhibit galleries on a rotating schedule
  • Perform other related duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in Museum Studies, History, Art History, Museum or related field, plus minimum two years collections-related experience. Knowledge of proper object handling and procedures related to safe storage Working knowledge of museum collections management systems (CMS).

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of cataloging procedures and accepted nomenclature
  • Knowledge of standard museum collections management practices and procedures
  • Physical coordination/ability to handle and move fragile collection objects; ability to lift 40 pounds
  • Basic art-handling skills
  • Understanding of the proprietary nature of museum collections and documents and ability to adhere to museum policies regarding confidentiality
  • Familiarity with museum collections software, experience with PastPerfect strongly preferred
  • Excellent organizational skills, accuracy and attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Strong interpersonal skills; must be team-oriented but also capable of working independently under minimum supervision
  • Ability to work under pressure and establish priorities under strict deadlines
  • Ability to multi-task and be flexible in work assignments

This a full-time temporary position, salary based on experience, Health benefits available.

Please email resumé, cover letter, and salary requirements to Kristina Eason at keason@dusablemuseum.org, with "Collections Assistant Search" in the subject line. No phone calls please. Candidate reviews end 30 days after posting. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

(Posted 2/1/16)

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PROGRAM COORDINATOR I — CAMPUS OUTREACH COORDINATOR
University Museums, Iowa State University, Ames, IA

Full-Time

University Museums at Iowa State University is seeking applicants for a Campus Outreach Coordinator to develop and implement integrated visual learning programs and exhibitions integrated into course based instruction. This position will utilize permanent collection objects, as well as of the Art on Campus Program and Collection, Brunnier Art Museum, Christian Petersen Art Museum and Farm House Museum. Responsibilities include coordinating, caring/maintenance of, and educational programs relating to the Art n Campus Collection; and other museum duties.

Guaranteed Consideration Date: 03/11/2016

Quick Link to posting and more information: http://www.iastatejobs.com:80/postings/17112

(Posted 2/1/16)

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Image of a star EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Association of Midwest Museums, St. Louis, MO

The Executive Director (ED) of the Association of Midwest Museums (AMM) serves as the chief administrative officer of the organization, initiating and/or implementing policies and programs approved or defined by the AMM Board. The ED is responsible for the day-to-day operations. The Executive Director, working with the AMM President and Board, provides a long-range vision for the organization and executes the strategic plan for the association. The Executive Director reports to the President of the AMM board while working closely with the AMM Board and board committees. S/he must be willing to travel throughout the eight-state region, including Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Missouri and Iowa, to national museum conferences, and to Washington, DC. S/he must be a firm and enthusiastic self-starter, adept at making connections and energizing a community.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Membership
  • Builds an effective membership program that includes a variety of products, programs, and services that meet the needs of museums, museum professionals and related organizations and individuals
  • Facilitates electronic and traditional communications for members, including but not limited to newsletters, directories, job listings and other services
  • Seeks feedback from membership regarding concerns and needs
  • Provides effective and timely response to requests for information and/or assistance

Program Development
  • Develops programs to address emerging trends and best practices in the museum profession to create and enhance value for the association's membership
  • Explores opportunities to collaborate with other organizations and groups to develop programs and services to meet the needs of AMM members and the museum profession
  • Plans and executes the association's annual conference (includes selection of host city, venues, development of program, committee organization, keynote speakers, catering, audio-visual, special events, hotel room blocks, and all related contract negotiations)
  • Coordinates, creates, and refines other professional education programs, such as AMM Leadership Academy and Workshop Series
  • Works with American Alliance of Museums to coordinate AMM's participation in the annual museum Salary Survey
  • Develops other programs and services as needed
  • Manages the AMM website and the development and dissemination of the AMM quarterly newsletter
  • Represents AMM at the Council of Regions with the American Alliance of Museums

Marketing, Promotion, and Fundraising
  • Represents AMM in all business negotiations, fundraising, publicity, and professional meetings
  • Serves as the primary spokesperson for AMM
  • Assures the interests of the association are clearly advanced, taking care to foster AMM's leadership in the museum field
  • Coordinates all marketing initiatives to promote AMM and its programs and services
  • Develops partnerships and sponsor relationships that will bring sufficient support to meet budget goals
  • Coordinates AMM annual fund
  • Explores fundraising opportunities to secure funds to support AMM operations

Budget and Finances
  • Develops operating and conference budgets for Board approval
  • Oversees revenue receipts and spending; maintains accurate and timely financial accounts
  • Reports to AMM Treasurer and AMM Board on a regular basis on the status of funds and budgets; alert Board to potential problems in advance and suggests proactive solutions
  • Works with outside auditor to coordinate annual audit
  • Maintains approved internal control systems
  • Coordinates appropriate tax filings and non-profit status filings
  • Maintains insurance policies on behalf of AMM (General Liability and Officers)

Administration and Supervision
  • Oversees daily administration of the association offices and business matters
  • Executes and leads periodic review of the AMM strategic plan
  • Secures association property, including computers, office furniture, telephones, fax machines, and other equipment
  • Manages all association records, including archives (both electronic and paper)
  • Writes and disseminates annual report
  • Facilitates communications with Missouri History Museum (AMM's host institution) and assists with negotiation of agreement for office space
  • Oversees part-time and contract staff, volunteers, and interns to maintain office operations, including payroll and performance reviews

Board Relations
  • Works effectively with Board members and provides timely and useful information to the Board
  • Supports Board meetings and committee activities
  • Assists with Board recruitment, orientation and engagement

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills:
  • Strategic Planning
  • Project Management and Program Planning
  • Budget Planning and Fiscal Management
  • Strong Organization Skills and Time Management
  • Effective Communications (Written and Verbal)
  • Staff Supervision and Volunteer Management
  • Marketing and External Communications
  • Board Governance and Stewardship
  • Collaboration and Community Development
  • Resource Development and Fundraising
  • Advocacy

Training and/or Education:
B.A./B.S.degree (minimum)
Master's degree (ideal)

Experience:
Minimum of five years of managerial experience in non-profit membership organization, museum, or similar organization

Send a Letter of Intent and a CV to: Melanie Adams, AMM Board President: madams@mohistory.org

(Posted 1/29/16)

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Image of a star ASSISTANT CURATOR OF EXHIBITIONS AND EDUCATION
DePauw University — Peeler Art Center, IN

POSITION SUMMARY
Under the supervision of the Director/Curator, the Assistant Curator of Exhibitions and Education will provide comprehensive support in all aspects of curatorial work and education outreach. The successful candidate must have broad-based knowledge of Western, Asian, and ethnographic art, as well as excellent verbal, written, research, and organizational skills. In addition, the candidate shall be committed to working collaboratively with students, interns, faculty, and staff, and must be able to demonstrate the ability to work simultaneously, and effectively, on multiple projects.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Reasonable Accommodations Statement

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable Accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Essential Functions Statement(s)
  • Assisting with the conceptualization and implementation of interdisciplinary exhibitions, including budget management and tracking.
  • Researching and interpreting collections and acquisitions in preparation for exhibition and classroom teaching/use. This includes writing object labels and creating other didactics.
  • Managing the development, implementation, and evaluation of educational programming and tours for both university students/faculty and local K-12. Find creative ways to integrate the visual arts across the liberal arts curriculum.
  • Train and work with student volunteers on a variety of exhibition and collection-related tasks.
  • Training and supervising undergraduate work-study students, volunteers, and interns.
  • Aiding the director with the preparation of private and federal grant submissions.
  • Other duties will also include: sharing in general departmental administration tasks, including the maintenance of curatorial files, budgets, and correspondence; assisting with and, when requested, supervising the layout, installation, and de-installation of exhibitions and campus art (required use of power tools, power lift, ladders, etc.); assisting with the promotion of exhibitions and special programs; and other duties as assigned.

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS
Competency Statement(s)
  • Accountability — Ability to accept responsibility and account for his/her actions.
  • Analytical Skills — Ability to use thinking and reasoning to solve a problem.
  • Conceptual Thinking — Ability to think in terms of abstract ideas.
  • Delegating Responsibility — Ability to allocate authority and/or task responsibility to appropriate people.
  • Detail Oriented — Ability to pay attention to the minute details of a project or task.
  • Diversity Oriented — Ability to work effectively with people regardless of their age, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, or job type.
  • Judgment — The ability to formulate a sound decision using the available information.
  • Organized — Possessing the trait of being organized or following a systematic method of performing a task.
  • Project Management — Ability to organize and direct a project to completion.
  • Resource Management (People & Equipment) — Ability to obtain and appropriate the proper usage of equipment, facilities, materials, as well as personnel.
  • Safety Awareness — Ability to identify and correct conditions that affect employee safety.
  • Technical Aptitude — Ability to comprehend complex technical topics and specialized information.

SKILLS & ABILITIES
Education: Master's Degree in museum studies, art history, history, arts administration, or related field required

Experience: A minimum of two (2) years of experience

Computer Skills: PC and Mac familiarity is preferred; competency with museum collection databases (PastPerfect or related), Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, and Adobe Acrobat and Photoshop are required.

Other Requirements: Ability and willingness to attend ongoing continuing education in the field of museum studies, collections management, and/or arts administration as it relates to the candidate's core job responsibilities.

Other Physical Requirements
  • Vision (Near, Color, Depth)
  • Sense of Touch
  • Sense of Balance

WORK ENVIRONMENT
Normal office, museum and university campus setting.

(Posted 1/28/16)

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Image of a star PARTNERSHIP & BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER
Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center Skokie, IL

The Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center is dedicated to preserving the legacy of the Holocaust by honoring the memories of those who were lost and by teaching universal lessons that combat hatred, prejudice and indifference. The Museum fulfills its mission through the exhibition, preservation and interpretation of its collections and through education programs and initiatives that foster the promotion of human rights and the elimination of genocide.

Reporting to the Vice President of Marketing & Business Development, the Partnership and Business Development Manager is responsible for building awareness of the Museum as a world class visitor attraction and a vital cultural resource in order to bring new audiences to the Museum. The position will lead the development of the Museum's tourism, group tours, and facility rentals businesses, and cultivate innovative partnerships that leverage the Museum's initiatives to increase awareness and Museum visits.

We seek an entrepreneurial, self-starter to achieve ambitious growth goals around tourism, group tours, facilities rentals, and partnership development. The successful candidate will bring appreciation for and experience with the work of a museum coupled with a business-like and strategic approach. A self-motivated individual who can develop a vision for growing attendance, partnerships, group tours and facilitates rental is sought. In addition, the position requires an ability to proactively develop relationships in the tourism industry.

Strong understanding of strategy, relationship development and management including skills in the development of a strategic plan for growing audiences and attendance is needed. The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to move projects from strategy through execution resulting in quantifiable results from partnership and tourism initiatives. Established relationships in the local community are required. The ideal candidate will have prior experience developing innovative and creative programs presented in compelling ways to different constituencies. Qualified candidates will embrace the vision, mission, and values of the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center. A minimum of three to five years experience in partnership strategy, relationship building and programming implementation is required. Development or sales experience is strongly desired. B.S. or B.A. in marketing, communications or related field required.

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

(Posted 1/28/16)

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Taylor Studios, Inc, IL

Mother Nature's got nothing on us! We can build trees instead of growing them and fabricate landscapes that Mother Nature would be proud of! Taylor Studios, Inc is a creative, project-based company that designs and builds inspiring and educational exhibits for museums, nature centers, zoos and other clients across the country. And, we are seeking a Production Manager to keep Mother Nature in her place! The Production Manager will directly manage exhibit artists who fabricate original subject material including rock walls, ground-forms, trees, and much more! Bachelor's degree in Business Admin, Production Management, or Industrial Engineering with related management experience in a manufacturing environment is required. An entrepreneurial mindset is highly valued as are proven leadership skills that include the ability to listen, manage conflict and hold others accountable. Candidate must have a working knowledge of construction methods and business math (PL, GP, ROI, budgets and forecasts) as well as proficiency level experience using MS Outlook, Word, and Excel. Excellent time management, organizational skills, and the ability to consistently meet deadlines are essential. For consideration, send cover letter, resume, and application to Taylor Studios, Inc, 1320 Harmon Drive, Rantoul, IL, 61866 or hr@taylorstudios.com. Applications can be found on our jobs page at www.taylorstudios.com. Taylor Studios, Inc is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

(Posted 1/27/16)

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Image of a star DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT
McLean County Museum of History, IL

Reports to: Executive Director

The McLean County Museum of History, located in the Old County Courthouse in historic downtown Bloomington, IL, is one of America's premier county historical museums. The Museum's mission is rooted in education, and has built a reputation for delivering high-quality, thought provoking exhibits and programs to our growing, diverse community. The Museum is in the final stages of a successful capital campaign.

The Museum is currently seeking a full-time Director of Development to work directly with the Executive Director to cultivate and secure philanthropic support. This includes work on annual giving, major gifts, planned giving, grants, special events, and the Museum's membership program. The successful candidate would ideally begin working no later than March 21, 2016. Salary range $30,000-40,000 depending on experience.

The ideal candidate should:
  • Enjoy building personal relationships with donors and community partners who are passionate about local history and education;
  • Be able to prioritize and manage numerous ongoing projects;
  • Have excellent organizational, writing, and verbal communication skills;
  • Work effectively with a team of staff, volunteers, and the Museum Board of Directors.
  • Knowledge of the communities of McLean County
  • Enjoy asking people for financial support

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Identify funding needs and develop fundraising goals and objectives
  • Responsible for the cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of individuals, foundations and corporate donors
  • Manage direct mail solicitations
  • Research and write grant proposals
  • Create and analyze reports to evaluate donor activity
  • Research new giving trends and technology
  • Manage donor communications and collaborate with the Marketing Department
  • Prepare budgets and ensure compliance with funding source guidelines
  • Foster collaboration between Development and other Museum departments
  • Event planning and sponsor development for History Makers Gala, Cemetery Walk, etc.
  • Other related duties and responsibilities as assigned

Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree; additional fundraising certification a plus
  • 2-3 years experience in fundraising or related field
  • Basic knowledge of donor software and fundraising principles and techniques
  • Strong personal integrity and intentional follow-through
  • Available for occasional weekend/evening donor solicitations and activities
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite

Send résumé, two letters of reference and a cover letter to Executive Director Greg Koos at:

or

ATTENTION: Greg Koos
McLean County Museum of History
200 North Main Street
Bloomington, IL 61701

No phone calls please. Learn more about the Museum at www.mchistory.org.

(Posted 1/27/16)

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Image of a star AMERICORPS FELLOW: COMMUNITY OUTREACH COORDINATOR
Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum, IL

The Community Outreach Coordinator is responsible for two programs: Celebrate Peoria and the PlayHouse Explorer Program:

Celebrate Peoria
Celebrate Peoria is a monthly series dedicated to discovering and celebrating the diversity of Peoria and Central Illinois. Each month, the PlayHouse examines one of the many cultures that make up the dynamic fabric of our community.

The Community Outreach Fellow plans and implements all Celebrate Peoria events.

PlayHouse Explorer Program
The PlayHouse Explorer Program allows low-income families to visit free of charge, to become members for $10 per family per year, and to attend programs at reduced prices. This program is coordinated in partnership with community partners: local service providers who promote the program to families throughout the area.

The Community Outreach Fellow ensures that the Explorer Program runs smoothly, and evaluates program success.

In addition to these primary areas of focus, the Community Outreach Coordinator:
  • Represents and promotes the PlayHouse at local events, including East Bluff Build It Up meetings and Early Childhood Forum.
  • Attends PlayHouse staff meeting and trainings.
  • Collaborates with education staff and other staff to contribute expertise and ideas to other areas of programming and operations.
  • Reports all visitor comments, complaints, and trends to Operations Manager.

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to: Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum, 2218 N Prospect Road, Peoria, IL 61603. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled; however, we strongly encourage potential candidates to submit their application by February 5, 2016. We anticipate beginning to interview candidates in early February.

(Posted 1/27/16)

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Image of a star DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATE, SPECIAL PROJECTS
Walker Art Center, MN

DEPARTMENT: Development and Membership

COMPENSATION: Salary in 50's (dependent on experience) excellent benefit package, Walker membership and museum discount, and the opportunity to work alongside talented, dynamic people.

The Walker is currently seeking an experienced and skilled Development Associate. The primary focus for this position is to secure individual contributions and corporate grants/sponsorships that will support the Walker's corporate annual fund, programs, projects, and special initiatives.

Key responsibilities include:
  • Research, cultivate, and solicit contributions, grants, and sponsorships
  • Collaborate with curators/programmers, marketing team, and CFO to develop compelling proposals and reports
  • Manage the Producers' Council donor program and events
  • Coordinate corporate and foundation donor events
  • Manage donor acknowledgements, recognition, and benefits
  • Contribute to Foundation relations/grant writing as required
  • Oversee budget, tracking systems, and procedures

Qualifications:
  • Strong research, analytical, writing, and editing skills required. Exemplary communication and writing skills are essential in order to persuasively convey the Walker's mission and the impact of its programs to potential funders.
  • 3+ years of development experience with individual giving, corporate relations, and event planning/management experience.
  • Demonstrated project management, organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience working with budgets.
  • High degree of initiative and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and manage and prioritize multiple projects and deadlines.
  • High level of computer literacy, including familiarity with online research resources, proposal submission engines, and donor databases.
  • Preferred Experience: Familiarity with Minnesota and/or national corporate and philanthropic communities; Familiarity with Arts and Culture funders; Tessitura experience.

To Apply:
Email letter of interest, resume and salary requirement to jobs@walkerart.org.

The Walker is committed to being an inclusive workplace as well as increasing diversity in our workforce. We especially encourage applications from minority group members, women, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups and others who may contribute to further diversification of ideas. We are an EOE/AA employer dedicated to fair and inclusive employment practices for all individuals.

(Posted 1/27/16)

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South Dakota State Agricultural Heritage Museum, South Dakota State University, SD

The South Dakota State Agricultural Heritage Museum is offering an exciting career opportunity as an Education Coordinator. We are looking for a creative and innovative professional to join us as this position is an integral part of the museum team. This is a new position devoted to creating an ecology of learning that inspires a passion for the diverse history, culture, and science of agriculture in South Dakota. This is a 12 month, full-time position.

This position provides leadership and vision for the development and implementation of innovative programs, events, partnerships and educational and engagement initiatives that enhance the Museum's educational impact on the community and helps build audience. Coordinates volunteers, assists with the South Dakota National History Day program and writes grants. The Education Coordinator ensures that educational initiatives produced by the Museum on or off-site are researched and represented in accordance with the Museum's mission, policies, and procedures. This position has an integral role in developing and carrying out the interpretive plan for the museum.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Bachelor's degree in Education, History, Museum Studies, or a related field completed by date of hire;
  • Minimum of three years of related experience or a Master's degree in the identified fields will substitute for years of related experience;
  • Demonstrated organizational and project management skills;
  • Ability to communicate effectively with diverse audiences;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Demonstrated use of technology in managing and/or delivering educational programs;
  • Demonstrated ability or potential to research, develop, and deliver exciting and engaging education learning activities and programs;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the Federal and State standards as well as the 21st century skills curriculum standards;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of museum interpretation and a sound understanding of future trends in the industry;
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as part of a team.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Master's degree in Education, History, Museum Studies, or a related field;
  • Experience working in a museum;
  • Demonstrated knowledge and interest in Agriculture, especially in its history;
  • Experience with the National History Day program;
  • Demonstrated experience in developing an interpretive plan for a museum;
  • Demonstrated experience in grant writing;
  • Demonstrated event planning experience;
  • Demonstrated successful supervisory experience with volunteers and student management.

SALARY:
Commensurate with education, experience, and internal equity.

UNIVERSITY/COMMUNITY:
The South Dakota State Agricultural Heritage Museum collects, preserves, and interprets the history of agriculture and rural life in South Dakota. It has 10,000 square feet of exhibit space and has an average annual attendance of 12,000 visitors. The Museum is a department of South Dakota State University in Brookings, South Dakota. SDSU is a land grant institution and the state's largest institution of higher education with an enrollment of approximately 13,000 students. Brookings, SD is a community of approximately 22,100 near the east central border of South Dakota on Interstate 29. The city has an excellent K-12 education system, is accessible to major medical facilities, has an active cultural and social environment, and has numerous lakes and parks within driving distance. It is 50 miles north of Sioux Falls, a city of close to 150,000.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:
Position is open until filled with full consideration given to applications received by February 16, 2016.

APPLICATION PROCESS:
SDSU accepts applications through an on-line employment site. To apply, visit: https://yourfuture.sdbor.edu, search by the position title, view the job announcement, and click on "apply for this posting." The system will guide you through the electronic application form. The employment site will also require the attachment of a cover letter, which should specifically address how the candidate meets the qualifications as outlined in the advertisement; resume; and a reference page with the contact information for three professional references. Please contact SDSU Human Resources at (605) 688-4128 or HR@sdstate.edu if you require assistance with the electronic application process. Email applications will not be accepted.

SDSU actively seeks to increase social and intellectual diversity among its faculty and staff. Women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.

Any offer of employment is contingent on the university's verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or university policies, including but not limited to, a criminal background check.

For questions on the position, contact Lynn Verschoor at (605) 688-4279 or by email at Lynn.Verschoor@sdstate.edu.

South Dakota State University is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its faculty, staff and students. Women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Arrangements for accommodations required by disabilities can be made by emailing HR@sdstate.edu. SDSU prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, gender, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran's status or any other protected class in the offering of all educational programs and employment opportunities. Individuals with concerns regarding discrimination should contact: Equal Opportunity Officer/Title IX Coordinator, Human Resources, Administration 100, SDSU, Brookings, SD 57007. Phone: (605) 688-4128.

(Posted 1/19/16)

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Saint Louis Art Museum, MO

REPORTS TO: Head of Conservation

SUPERVISES: Conservation Technician and grant funded interns under the direction of the Head of Conservation

SPECIFICATIONS: Degree from an accredited conservation program or its equivalent and a minimum of 4 years conservation experience in paper conservation is required. Compensation will be commensurate with experience and will have a starting range in the mid-$40,000 (assistant) to mid-$60,000 (conservator) yearly with comprehensive benefits. Experience in administration and staff supervision is preferred.

JOB PURPOSE: The Saint Louis Art Museum seeks a collegial, collaborative, and energetic paper conservator to join its dynamic conservation team. SLAM's growing collection of over 14,000 works in the prints, drawings, and photography collection spans the 16th - 21st centuries with notable works by both Eastern and Western masters. An ideal candidate will have a broad and solid foundation in paper conservation treatment techniques and be capable of collaborating with other conservation staff to solve unique preservation challenges. A successful candidate will relish in the opportunity to oversee the conservation of masterworks and will possess the attention to treatment and general preservation details that such works require. The candidate will also have an excellent sense of project management and conscientious observations of deadlines. As the museum's conservator of paper, the candidate will be expected to plan, supervise, and participate in the conservation and restoration of works on paper in the collections of the Saint Louis Art Museum, as well as, advise the Museum generally on the care of these collections; and to assist in determining conservation policy for the Museum.

DUTIES, WORK PERFORMED:
Examine and appraise physical condition of the Museum's permanent collections:
  • Assess deterioration and damage, and potential complications involved in treatment.
  • Design and carry out conservation treatment in consultation with the Curator of Prints, Drawings and Photographs.
  • Provide written and photographic documentation to record condition of objects, treatments proposed, and treatments performed.
  • Recommend other Conservators outside his or her field of expertise and review their treatment proposals.
  • Advise on preventative maintenance in the Museum as a whole in the areas of environment, handling, storage, and installation.
  • Examine works on paper prior to acquisition to aid the Curatorial staff in determining their physical and aesthetic condition, as well as their authenticity.
  • Examine works requested for loan to determine suitability for travel and to document their condition, and advise the Registrar and others on any special packing and shipping considerations.
  • Supervise the technician assigned to the department of prints, drawings and photographs, and in particular, review the design and fabrication of mats and frames for the collection.
  • Advise the Registrar and Curators on the installation, storage and maintenance of works on paper in the collection.
  • Administer the Paper Conservation Lab.
  • Assist in preparing, monitoring and controlling the budget.
  • Recommend acquisition of new equipment.
  • Monitor and order conservation supplies.

SPECIAL RESPONSIBILITIES: None

The above statements of this job description describe the general duties and level of work performed by employees assigned to this position. They do not claim to describe all of the functions of this position. Employees may be assigned other duties and the essential functions may change or be changed from time to time.

Applicants to previous postings do not need to reapply to be considered. New applicants should visit www.slamcareers.org to submit their application.

(Posted 1/12/16)

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Image of a star ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE CURATOR OF AMERICAN ART
Saint Louis Art Museum, MO

REPORTS TO: Curator of American Art

SUPERVISES: Interns and Volunteers

QUALIFICATIONS:
Master's degree required; PhD strongly preferred. Previous museum experience is also strongly preferred, with a demonstrated commitment to scholarship through a record of research, publication, and exhibitions.

JOB PURPOSE:
Working with the Curator, the candidate will be responsible for shaping and developing the American art collection and exhibition programs. The candidate will research, interpret, and publish on the Museum's collection of American art, organize exhibitions, and cultivate donor relationships.

DUTIES, WORK PERFORMED:
  • Develop and oversee American art exhibitions.
  • Interpret and provide information on the American art collection including cataloging and documenting of objects, publications, lectures and docent training.
  • Assist with the growth of the American art collection, enhancing its quality through proposed acquisitions and deaccessions.
  • Assist in ongoing installation of American art collection.
  • Collaborate with curatorial and development colleagues to provide support and programming as needed for collector and patron groups.
  • Work with conservators and registrars to assure proper storage, handling, restoration and preservation of objects in the collection.
  • Assist with donor cultivation, including providing guidance to private collectors, and shepherding relationships between them and the museum.

Interested applicants should apply online at www.slamcareers.org

EOE

(Posted 1/12/16)

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Saint Louis Art Museum, MO

The Saint Louis Art Museum is currently seeking an individual to serve as the Head of Multigenerational Learning. The successful individual will lead the development, oversight and evaluation of inclusive museum-, community- and school-based programs for youth, teens, students, teachers, families, younger and older adults. The successful individual will also develop and sustain partnership programs with organizations serving diverse communities throughout St. Louis City and County. The position reports to the Director of Learning and Engagement, and supervises Staff in Adult Learning, Youth and Family Learning, Student and Teacher Learning, Community Partnership Programs, on-call Staff, and Contract Employees.

SPECIFIC JOB DUTIES INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:
  • Working with the Director of Learning and Engagement to define and put into practice a learning philosophy for the department.
  • Shaping new and existing programs for multigenerational audiences (from the very young to older adults) to offer diverse audiences a lifetime of dynamic art-related learning experiences.
  • Assess the Museum's current programs for multigenerational audiences as well as the Museum's niche in the local and national education market, and guides staff in the development of programs that exceed the expectations of existing audiences and attract new audiences.
  • Advocate for teachers and students in the Museum; also advocating for the museum with teachers and school administrators.
  • Maintain strong cooperative relationships with and programs for area educational institutions, including public school districts, school networks and resource groups, appropriate universities and colleges of education.
  • Stay abreast of national and international trends in education, models current learning theory and practice, and mentors staff in their development as art museum educators.
  • Based on the Audience Development Plan, lead the development of sustainable onsite and community-based partnership programs with diverse community organizations.
  • Oversee Multigenerational Learning budget and supervises staff.
  • Work closely with Marketing, Membership, Development, Visitor Services, Finance, Events, Operations and Protection Services to ensure smooth, collaborative planning and successful promotion and implementation of programs.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

QUALIFICATIONS
Master's Degree in Art Education, Art History or Museum Studies and at least 5years relevant experience. Proven history of successful program development, staff supervision, and budget experience. Excellent communication skills, along with being a highly motivated self-starter, with the ability to work collaboratively and proactively with colleagues and the public.

Interested applicants must submit an application online at www.slamcareers.org

The above statements of this job description describe the general duties and level of work performed by employees assigned to this position. They do not claim to describe all of the functions of this position. Employees may be assigned other duties and the essential functions may change or be changed from time to time.

EOE

This position will remain open until filled.

(Posted 1/12/16)

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John Michael Kohler Arts Center, WI

The John Michael Kohler Arts Center, a dynamic 100,000 sq. ft. visual and performing arts complex, located in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, seeks an experienced Museum Registrar to share the management and implementation of all incoming and outgoing loans and the maintenance and facilitation of a collection comprised of over 25,000 objects and the related artist archives.

The Registrar shares responsibility as part of the registrarial team for all aspects of registration, documentation, and temporary incoming loans, as well as, collections management of the permanent collection and; for the proper care, handling and movement of all objects as well as risk management for the collections and temporary incoming loans; for preparing and tracking expenses related to annual budget covering both temporary loans and the collection.

Responsibilities Include:

Permanent Collection:
  • Maintain and manage all aspects of collection records, including accession, deaccession, deeds of gifts, and object records.
  • Along with the collections curator; develop, update, and implement collection management policies and collection related forms as needed.
  • Oversee all aspects of handling and movement of works of art within the building and on the grounds as well as storage.
  • As assigned, assist the team in making the collections available to a broad public via the web.
  • As assigned, assist in identifying potential areas of funding for collections projects.
  • Identify objects in need of conservation and facilitate approval and funding.
  • As part of an Arts Center team, develop a comprehensive disaster preparedness and emergency response plan, as assigned.

Temporary Loans:
  • Work with the exhibitions team on planning and logistics of each temporary exhibition.
  • Work with registrarial team to assist in the development and implementation of policies and procedures to streamline and automate temporary loan information flow.
  • Manage the logistics related to the transportation of works of art to and from the Arts Center, including the gathering of preparatory information, correspondence with lenders, contracts, condition reports, packing, crating, and shipping. Plan shipping routes to take advantage of cost savings.
  • Maintain accurate records regarding lender requirements, shipping details, and courier information for each object and shipment.
  • Pack, crate, ship, and as needed courier art.
  • Identify security needs for incoming and outgoing objects and work with prepatory staff to problem solve and implement. Oversee pest management and environmental monitoring of on-site and off-site collections storage and exhibition spaces.
  • Assist with loading and unloading of art.
  • Update and keep current records regarding the value of permanent and temporary art. Report any possible claims and assist in completing appropriate paperwork.
  • Facilitate exhibition sales and notify accounting team and lenders.

EDUCATION:

Required: Bachelor's degree in Museum Studies, Art, or Art History or related field from accredited institution and 5 plus years relevant museum collections management or registration experience in working with a permanent collection and temporary loans.

Skills and Knowledge
  • Excellent project management skills
  • High level of written and oral communication skills
  • Negotiation skills
  • Ability to asses risk and communicate options
  • Accuracy and attention to details
  • Ability to be flexible, communicative, and work collaboratively in a team environment
  • Excellent knowledge of conservation/preservation practices
  • Experience and knowledge of collections management software
  • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office suite
  • Familiarity with social media tools and digital image management
  • Experience in proper packing and crating methods
  • Knowledge of proper art handling

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
  • Good physical condition and able to safely lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Ability to lift and carry items while walking, and climbing stairs
  • Flexible work schedule, ability to work long hours as necessary
  • Must be able to work some evening and weekends as necessary

Send cover letter, résumé, and professional references to:
John Michael Kohler Arts Center
Human Resources, 608 New York Avenue, Sheboygan, WI 53081
Or email atritz@jmkac.org.
EEO www.jmkac.org

(Posted 1/5/16)

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Image of a star FACILITATOR II, GUEST EXPERIENCES
Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, IL

The Museum of Science and Industry seeks an individual with strong management experience for the position of Manager Guest Experiences. This role is responsible for co-leadings the Guest Experiences team in a positive, solution-focused, collaborative manner. He/she develops guest engagement strategies and overall management of Facilitator programs. Candidates for this position should have superior analytical and written/verbal communications skills with attention to detail, and possess exceptional professional judgment. Previous team management, project management, and science experience is required.

For full job description and instructions on how to apply, please visit: http://www.msichicago.org/about-the-museum/jobs/opportunities/

(Posted 1/1/16)

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Image of a star MANAGER OF GUEST EXPERIENCES
Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, IL

The Museum of Science and Industry seeks an individual with strong management experience for the position of Manager Guest Experiences. This role is responsible for co-leadings the Guest Experiences team in a positive, solution-focused, collaborative manner. He/she develops guest engagement strategies and overall management of Facilitator programs. Candidates for this position should have superior analytical and written/verbal communications skills with attention to detail, and possess exceptional professional judgment. Previous team management, project management, and science experience is required.

For full job description and instructions on how to apply, please visit: http://www.msichicago.org/about-the-museum/jobs/opportunities/

(Posted 1/1/16)

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Image of a star CONSERVATION PROJECTS MANAGER
McKay Lodge Conservation Laboratory, Inc., Oberlin, OH

McKay Lodge Conservation Laboratory, Inc. of Oberlin, Ohio is soliciting applications for the new position of Conservation Projects Manager for the company. The company has had a very successful and busy 25 years providing diverse professional art and architectural conservation services. The company operates large facilities registered as The Ohio Conservation Center, consisting of three purpose-built buildings on a 50 acre farm located four miles from the college town of Oberlin.

Substantial growth in the past few years in demands on the company for its services is driving the need to break out many duties currently performed by the company president and other employees and consolidate them into the duties of a full-time, assisting management staff member.

This position will handle project registrations, document creations, documents organization, digital images organization, computer/physical filing, some scheduling, monitoring of projects' approvals and deadlines; condition survey information management; and some client relations. The manager will proof-read conservators' draft writings and will prepare treatment proposals, treatment reports, news reports and other documents including qualifications statements, bid compilations and communications documents from information provided by the conservators.

Minimum qualifications for the position include: ability to write clearly, compellingly and in effectively organized ways with perfect English grammar; the capability of creating complexly formatted, sometimes lengthy Microsoft Word documents with sophisticated and visually clear hierarchical structuring of content and headings; capabilities in creating simple graphics and incorporating graphics and digital images into documents with exceptional visual appeal; experience in information management and full capability with Microsoft Excel; basic acquaintance with database structuring; knowledge of the history of art, art materials and art techniques; basic familiarity with the ethics, technical terminology, materials and procedures used in the conservation of sculpture, paintings, and art or documents on paper; excellent facility with computers, printers and other peripheral machines. The successful candidate shall hold an undergraduate or graduate degree in conservation, art history, other humanities, technical or scientific fields.

Also desired but not required is experience and capability with Microsoft Access relational databases and, additionally, capabilities in MS Access relational database development through Visual Basic programming. Applicants with additional capabilities in the graphic and document applications of Adobe Creative Suite will be considered favorably.

Applications should include a letter of interest and curriculum vitae. Applications will be accepted only in hard copy sent to President, McKay Lodge Conservation Laboratory, Inc., 10915 Pyle-South Amherst Rd., Oberlin, OH 44074. Questions only may be emailed to mckaylodge@gmail.com. The position will remain open until filled. Salary shall be competitively commensurate with experience and capabilities. Suitable applicants will be requested to submit examples of written documents (redacted as necessary) and interviewed via telephone. Finalist will be brought to the company for interviews and to provide the finalist applicants an opportunity to get familiar with the facilities, staff and the area. It is anticipated that the selection of candidates for the initial telephone interviews will be made by March 31, 2016. For information on the company visit www.mckaylodge.com. McKay Lodge Conservation Laboratory, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

(Posted 12/21/15)

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Image of a star SOLDIERS MEMORIAL ACCOUNTS PAYABLE ACCOUNTANT
Missouri History Museum, MO

Position Type:
Part -time, Non Exempt (Hourly)
16 base hours

Purpose of Position
  • Ensure the efficient operation of the Accounts Payable functions related to the Soldiers Memorial project.
  • Verify invoices account coding, proper approvals and schedules payment dates.
  • Ensure the integrity of the general ledger information by verifying, recording, posting, and reconciling accounts.
  • Assist with the monthly accounting close, annual budget, and annual audit as directed.
  • Prepare IRS Forms 1096 and 1099 Miscellaneous reporting.
  • Assist Management with special projects and financial analysis related to Soldiers Memorial as necessary.

Role and Responsibilities
  • Contribute to an environment that fosters teamwork, effective communication and responsiveness.
  • Ensure the efficient operation of the Accounts Payable functions.
  • Monitor compliance with GAAP, Institution's policies, and policies of funding agencies.
  • Perform monthly, quarterly, and annual closing activities.
  • Assist in preparing monthly, quarterly, and/or annual financial statements, including regulatory and governing body reports as applicable.
  • Perform account reconciliations and analyses.
  • Maintain monitoring tools to identify systemic root causes related to general ledger issues.
  • Maintain current written desk top procedures.
  • Prepare journal entries related to the various areas in support of month end closing.
  • Process all invoices for payment of purchased goods and services; gather and coordinate information from vendors and staff to insure prompt and correct payments. Match invoices with purchase orders.
  • Review invoices for proper approval, discounts, sales tax exemptions and payment dates. Verify the mathematical accuracy of the invoice. Review and assigns general ledger account coding as appropriate. Review vendor information for accuracy and assigns new vendor numbers when appropriate. Reconcile vendor statements against invoices and resolves billing discrepancies.
  • Approve all requests for payment. Forwards approved invoices to appropriate Management for review and final payment approval.
  • Receive all company invoices and determine which invoices need to be sent to the various departments for approval and which can be handled through the Purchase Order System.
  • Manage the purchase order receipts and enter into the Purchase Order System. Match up purchase orders with invoices, packing slips, and receipts and processes for payment.
  • Reconcile the Soldiers Memorial operating account bank statement.
  • Obtain and maintain IRS Form 1099 vendor information. Prepare year-end issuance of IRS Form 1099 Miscellaneous forms.
  • Perform other appropriate duties as assigned.

Education Requirements and Other Desired Attributes
  • Veteran is highly desired.
  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting preferred.
  • In depth experience and knowledge of accounting principles/theories (GAAP, FASB) highly desired.
  • Not-For-Profit Accounting experience is highly desired.

Additional Qualification Skills
  • Knowledge and experience with integrated accounting systems for general ledger.
  • Knowledge of Blackbaud Financial Edge and Raisers Edge desired.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Excel. Intermediate to advanced experience with MS Word and MS Outlook or similar programs.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Ability to prioritize, effectively handle multiple projects concurrently.
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines, work extended hours during accounting close, audit periods and other critical times.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, with both internal and external customers
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of company information.
  • Must be detail oriented in a rapidly changing business environment.

Formal Policy Setting Responsibilities
The employee is formally responsible for making recommendations for management review and approval.

Formal Supervisory Responsibilities
The employee is not formally responsible for supervising staff.

The above statements describe the job's essential responsibilities and requirements. They are not an exhaustive list of the duties that may be assigned to job incumbents.

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

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

An Equal Opportunity Employer

(Posted 12/21/15)

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Image of a star EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR (F/T)
Minnesota Marine Art Museum, MN

Overview
The Executive Director leads all facets one of the most unique and significant mid-sized art museums in the Midwest, in one of the most beautiful and livable small cities in the region. Thanks to strong relationships with prolific collecting partners, MMAM collections highlights include numerous historically significant masterworks. Thanks to a talented and knowledgeable staff, the Museum also has a dynamic and well supported roster of temporary exhibitions and educational programs for all ages are presented each year.

Education and Experience
  • Bachelor's Degree required
  • Master's Degree preferred in Nonprofit Management, Art History or related field
  • 4+ years of demonstrated success in Museum leadership
  • 3+ years of fundraising experience

Salary and Benefits
The salary is competitive and a generous benefit package is available, including a retirement plan, dental insurance, and health insurance package with 80% premium contribution from the Museum.

Responsibilities include but not limited to:

(20%) Artistic, Educational and Strategic Leadership:
  • Work with curatorial staff, living artists, lenders and the community to plan a dynamic roster of contemporary and historical temporary exhibitions in 3 galleries
  • Work with Curator/Facility Manager and collecting partners to ensure an inspiring and safe exhibition of permanent and long-term loan objects on display
  • Work with Curator/Facility Manager to ensure safety of collections objects in storage
  • Work with Curator of Education to plan regular and special educational programs
  • Work with Curator of Education, Museum Operations Associate, and the community to plan and implement community outreach programs
  • Implement Strategic Plan and ensure quantitative and qualitative evaluation measures of operating success

(20%) Marketing:
  • Create marketing plans and implement marketing vehicles to drive web and foot traffic
  • Maintain E-News and ensure Museum website management

(20%) HR and Board Relations:
  • Manage a dedicated staff of 5.5 FTE
  • Serve on each of the Museum's 5 Board Committees and as a non-voting member of the Board of Directors
  • Organize and energize Board engagement
  • Ensure implementation of best practices and approved policies and procedures across the organization

(30%) Fundraising:
  • Work with Administrative Assistant to write letters and implement cohesive and regular membership and annual giving engagement
  • Write grants to and maintain relationships with granters including the Minnesota State Arts Board, Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council, family foundations and others
  • Maintain relationships with major donors and collecting partners
  • Plan and implement fundraisers and unveiling events
  • Envision initiatives and projects to engage new granters

(10%) Financial Management
  • Work with accountants to ensure timely and accurate monthly financials, annual audit, and 990 processing
  • Ensure effective financial management and resource allocation along with communication across staff and Board

Position open until filled with talented and qualified finalist.

For full job description, community information and organizational profile, visit:
http://www.mmam.org/Employment

(Posted 12/17/15)

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Image of a star ASSISTANT, ASSOCIATE, OR FULL PROFESSOR OF TEXTILE HISTORY/MATERIAL CULTURE
University of Wisconsin — Madison, WI

Position Vacancy Listing, PVL # 84426

Working Title: Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor of Textile History/Material Culture

Official Title: PROFESSOR, ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, or ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

Degree and area of specialization: A Ph.D. degree in Material Culture, Design History, Art History, Textile History, Costume history or a relevant field with a focus on history of textiles and/or history of fashion, and experience within the broader field of material culture studies.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:
For Assistant Professor: Completed PhD, and 3 years in a tenure track faculty position, including successful publishing in academic peer-reviewed journals.

For Associate Professor: A minimum of 1 year at the associate professor level with tenure in a peer institution, along with a strong research and publication record to meet standards of UW-Madison Divisional Committee for tenure.

For Full Professor: A minimum of 1 year at the full professor level with tenure, along with a strong research and publication record.

Principal duties: The School of Human Ecology seeks an established scholar within material culture studies with depth in the history of textiles and history of fashion to join the faculty of the Department of Design Studies. The position is a 9 month, full time tenure track position at the level of Assistant Professor, or tenured position at Associate or Full Professor levels. This position may lead to an endowed chair position for a qualified candidate.

The individual will serve as faculty director and coordinator of activities between the department and the Center currently anchored by the Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection and the Ruth Davis Design Gallery. As such, the successful candidate will be expected to work collaboratively with the Textile Collection and Design Gallery within the School and in partnerships in the broader campus in the area of material culture studies. The Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection contains approximately 13,000 objects. You can view over 9,000 of these objects online by searching the University's Digital Collection. Objects in the collection span the globe and centuries, from archaeological textiles to mid-century American textiles. https://sohe.wisc.edu/research-development/textile-collection/digital-collection

The successful candidate will contribute to the research, teaching and outreach missions of the Department of Design Studies in the broad area of material culture by teaching courses that enrich and support the studio design programs within the department. The Department of Design Studies is inherently interdisciplinary with strong undergraduate and graduate programs in studio design, with faculty who are committed to the rich, innovative interactions that rise from the intersections between research and studio creativity and real-world issues. The department is currently working in Ghana, Kenya, Mexico, Ecuador, and China; one project is seeking to enrich the health and wellbeing of women and communities via the incorporation of high quality product design and innovative marketing with microenterprise and health initiatives. Closer to home, the department collaborates closely with other school majors such as Retailing and Civil Society and Community Studies.

The position is open to an individual firmly grounded in the history of textiles and the history of fashion with an established record of publication and active research. The individual will be committed to an integrated, interdisciplinary approach to humanistic study and scholarship in his or her work. In this approach, the physical object is not passively reflecting a culture but is an active agent participating in broader social and cultural events within which it is embedded.

The individual will benefit from the considerable resources unique to a research institution, designed to enhance scholarly work and teaching. Faculty generally teach two classes each semester on both graduate and undergraduate levels, and guide graduate and undergraduate research. Specific courses that need to be taught are History of Textiles and History of Fashion. Other potential courses include a graduate seminar course in the individual's area of expertise, an upper level multidisciplinary course in an area of interest/expertise and relevant to the school's mission, and a course in exhibition development based on the resources of the textile collection and gallery. The successful candidate will have the ability to work with students not only from Design Studies but other allied majors such as Retailing and Consumer Behavior within the school. The candidate will also participate in program development, and provide broader service to the School and University, as well as provide stewardship to donors who support the program and the endowed position.

Additional Information:
  • Candidates must have effective oral and written communication skills, demonstrated ability to attract extramural funding and a documented record of publication in peer-reviewed journals.
  • The Ph.D. degree must be in a relevant field with a focus on history of textiles and/or history of fashion, and experience within the broader field of material culture studies.
  • Candidate must have teaching, research and scholarship experience in the area of textiles within material culture at or equivalent to mid-level assistant professor or higher.
  • Candidate must demonstrate evidence of experience and/or interest in working with collections.
  • Candidate must demonstrate ability and experience in communicating with a diverse and broad audience such as students, scholars, designers, artists, industry leaders, scientists and potential donors.

THE SCHOOL OF HUMAN ECOLOGY: The mission of the School of Human Ecology is to understand the complex relationships and interdependence among individuals, groups and families, and to focus on quality-of-life issues through research, creative innovation, education, and outreach. The School has four academic departments (Consumer Science, Civil Society and Community Studies, Design Studies, and Human Development & Family Studies) with a collective undergraduate enrollment of 900 students, and 100 graduate students.

THE UNIVERSITY: The University of Wisconsin-Madison has a strong reputation as a research university, ranking as one of the top ten universities in America in every survey of scholarly reputation conducted since 1990. It is a land-grant institution with an enrollment of about 40,000 students. The university has excellent computer and library resources. Madison (pop. 223,000) is the state capital with the culture of a large urban area and the comfort of a small city. See http://wisc.edu

A criminal background check will be conducted prior to hiring.

Full Time Salary Rate: Negotiable
Term: ACADEMIC (9 months)
Appointment percent: 100%
Anticipated begin date: MARCH 02, 2016
Number of Positions: 1

TO ENSURE CONSIDERATION
Application must be received by: FEBRUARY 26, 2016

HOW TO APPLY:
Materials should be emailed as a PDF file to the attention of Roberto Rengel, Chair of Design Studies to the email: caps@sohe.wisc.edu with the PVL number 84426 in the subject line. A cover letter, 3 representative publications and a detailed curriculum vitae (CV) is required. The CV should include a complete list of publications, as well as research and teaching statements describing how the applicant's research and teaching goals fit the position description. Those applicants wishing to be considered for a tenure-track, assistant professor position should also provide three letters of reference. Applicants wishing to be considered for a tenured appointment should state so clearly in their cover letter and provide names and contact information for three references.

Applications will be reviewed beginning December 14, 2015. Position will remain open until filled.

Please direct questions about the position to:
Professor Roberto Rengel
Chair, Department of Design Studies
Phone: 608.265.5209
Email: rjrengel@wisc.edu

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

Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information.)

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability you can find information about how to make a request at the following website: http://www.oed.wisc.edu/478.htm

NOTE: Please indicate in writing if you request that your identity be kept confidential. If you do not indicate your preference to remain confidential, the University may be required to disclose your identify and/or application materials. The identity of finalists and successful candidates will be revealed upon request. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

UW-Madison is required by law to request data from applicants for employment in order to monitor its recruitment and selection practices. In order for us to meet this federal reporting requirement, please go to http://www.oed.wisc.edu/reports-and-forms.htm to fill out the Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability Form and the Applicant Self-Identification Form for Protected Veterans. Please reference the Position Vacancy Number when uploading your completed forms. Completing these forms is voluntary and your responses will be kept confidential and is not considered as part of the hiring criteria.

UW-Madison is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

(Posted 12/11/15)

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Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, IL

The Museum of Science and Industry seeks an engaging, guest-focused individual for a Floor Development Facilitator II position. The Facilitator II will work to engage diverse guests with scientific exhibit content in a fun, positive, inclusive and educational manner. They will provide compelling and personalized experiences throughout the Museum. Responsibilities also include assisting with trainings, tracking and recording frequently asked questions, leading VIP tours and specialized experiences, and assisting with daily operations for the Floor Development and Specialized Experiences teams.

(Posted 12/11/15)

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Image of a star FLOOR DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR
Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, IL

The Museum of Science and Industry seeks a guest-focused individual with project management and education experience for a Floor Development Coordinator position. The Floor Development Coordinator will coordinate, develop, and deliver education-based presentations, current news demonstrations, activities, events and other guest experiences. These experiences are developed for MSI guests, community groups, and school audiences. Responsibilities also include training staff on program content, monitoring floor programming for quality, collaborating with the Guest Experiences team to determine program operations, and assisting with specialized experiences and VIP tours.

(Posted 12/11/15)

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Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, IL

The Museum of Science and Industry seeks an individual with supervisory experience for a Senior Coordinator position. The Senior Coordinator of Guest Experiences leads a diverse team of Facilitators delivering live science experiences, exhibit engagement and tours throughout the Museum. This individual is a proactive leader and creative problem-solver with strong teamwork, collaboration and communication skills. Responsibilities include onboarding new staff, and training Facilitators with ongoing coaching and professional development. The Senior Coordinator leads their team using positive management strategies, and ensures daily operations run smoothly.

(Posted 12/11/15)

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Haggerty Museum of Art, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI

Position Overview
The registrar implements the Haggerty's Strategic Plan, Collection Development Plan and Collection Management Plan as they relate to acquisition, documentation, management and access/disposition of artwork owned, loaned and exhibited by the Haggerty Museum of Art in collaboration with the director, associate curator and head preparator. The registrar position ensures continuity of collections care and implements the highest stewardship standards for the museum's collections and exhibitions.

Duties and Responsibilities
  1. Maintains legal documentation, accession records (ownership, provenance, value, condition, copyright, movement/location, exhibition history, conservation treatment, and images) and historic archives for all objects in the care of the museum.
  2. Manages the collections database system, ensures that standards for data entry are maintained and arranges for system upgrades. Develops and maintains collections website module.
  3. Processes loan requests from other institutions as well as requests for reproduction of images of works in the permanent collection.
  4. Coordinates outside services as needed including conservation, packing, crating and shipping.
  5. Photographs or arranges for photography of works in the permanent collection and on loan/exhibition. Manages image files for collection and exhibitions.
  6. Oversees collection management by monitoring storage, security, and location of objects; maintains best practices for handling and movement of art objects; assists with the movement of artwork as needed.
  7. Organizes and administers surveys of the collection to verify location and condition of works.
  8. Reviews and updates Collection Management Policies and Procedures in response to planning and evaluation efforts and reports.
  9. Initiates and implements Collection Emergency and Recovery Plan in conjunction with the director and Marquette University Risk Management.
  10. Works with Risk Management to ensure appropriate permanent collection and exhibition coverage and to process insurance claims.
  11. Assists with grant proposals/applications; implements and tracks grant-funded initiatives.
  12. Assists the curator of collections and exhibitions and the preparator with the installation and deinstallation of temporary exhibitions.
  13. Supervises volunteers and interns.
  14. Perform other duties and responsibilities as required, assigned, or requested.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
B.A. in art history, museum studies, library science or related subject required. Three-year minimum assistant registrar, registrar or related experience preferred. Expertise in collection management procedures and current museum registration methods. Practical knowledge of object/art handling and storage techniques. Knowledge of shipping (national and international) standards and practices. Expertise in museum digitization processes and storage/retrieval of data. Knowledge of MuseumPlus or other digital asset management software. Proficient in Microsoft Office. Familiarity with AdobeCS. Strong organizational/problem-solving skills; detail oriented; skilled in organizing work and managing time with ability to complete tasks requiring accuracy and attention to detail. Strong written and verbal skills. Ability to facilitate and implement logistics and define related expenses for planning. Ability to analyze and assess risk and communicate options. Knowledge of legal and ethical issues related to collections management. Ability to work independently and as a team member; excellent interpersonal skills with ability to manage complex situations with agility, flexibility, and professional courtesy and discretion. Ability to travel and and/or work extended hours as needed. Ability to engage in significant physical activity.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
M.A. preferred. Experience working across academic departments and administrative units in a university setting preferred. Management experience preferred.

(Posted 12/10/15)

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The History Museum, IN

Immediate Supervisor: Registrar

Salary & Benefits: Middle $20s/year plus benefits eligible. Full-Time 40/hrs week.

Job Summary: The Assistant Registrar will support the Registrar in the recordkeeping, care, and handling of The History Museum's permanent collection, coordination of logistical and administrative arrangements related to incoming/outgoing loans and acquisitions, and the planning and installation of all exhibitions.

Responsibilities: The Assistant Registrar is charged with the following areas for the collections of the Northern Indiana Historical Society:
  • Manages collections database:
    • Enter, correct, and update data and images in PastPerfect, including value, exhibition history, publications, conservation, copyright, provenance, description, location, loan history, condition reports, measurements, insurance, etc.
    • Track the movements of all works in the museum's care, including the permanent collection, acquisitions, temporary loans, and related materials.
    • Assist with individual/departmental needs by generating reports/lists (value, location, new accession, image, etc.) from the collections database when necessary.
    • Perform periodic inventories of the permanent collection and update records.
  • Loans and temporary exhibitions:
    • Assist Registrar with creating and maintaining incoming and outgoing loan forms.
    • Assist as needed with installation and de-installation of gallery exhibitions and permanent collection installations, painting and preparation of galleries, and packing/crating of artifacts with adherence to professional handling and display standards.
    • Create condition reports for incoming and outgoing objects.
  • Permanent collection care:
    • Answer general questions about the collection for the public.
    • Assist Registrar in implementation and maintenance of proper storage management systems.
    • Assist with handling and numbering of artifacts.
  • Assist with other aspects of registration as needed, including the preparation of materials for meetings of the museum's collections committee.
  • Creating and maintaining orderly systems for the management of collections in keeping with best standards of the museum field and the American Alliance of Museums.
  • Supervising, numbering, cataloging, and storing of the museum's collection.
  • Assist Registrar with coordinating all aspects of borrowing and lending objects.
  • Integrating the museum's paper file information on its collection into the PastPerfect museum software database.
  • Providing catalog information on the collection to print or other media.
  • Assist Registrar and Deputy Executive Director regarding the insurance of the collections.

Required Skills and Education
  • BA in History, Public History, Museum Studies, Arts Administration, or related field.
  • Two or more years of registration or comparable experience in a museum setting with significant experience in automated collections records management and cataloging.
  • PastPerfect Museum Software familiarity preferred but not required.
  • Above average written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated computer literacy in word processing, database management, and imaging applications.
    • Excellent organizational and time management skills, accuracy and attention to detail.
    • Strong interpersonal skills.
    • Knowledge of professional standards in the handling, movement, and care of art objects.
  • Solid work ethic, collaborative spirit, and a sense of humor.
  • Good computer skills.
  • Ability to work some evenings and weekends.
  • Ability to pass background check and drug test

Physical Requirements:
  • Must be able to lift and carry delicate and awkward items weighing up to 50 lbs.
  • Requires intermittent standing, walking, sitting, squatting, stretching, and bending throughout the workday.
  • Must be able to see and hear, or use prosthetics that will enable these senses to function adequately to assure that the requirements of this position can be fully met.

Apply:
In order to apply for the position of Assistant Registrar, e-mail your most current résumé along with a cover letter to:

Brandon J. Anderson, Deputy Executive Director
banderson@historymuseumSB.org.
Phone calls and drop-ins will not be accepted.

(Posted 12/9/15)

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Image of a star EXHIBIT ARTIST
Taylor Studios, Inc, IL

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

(Posted 12/8/15)

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Midway Village Museum, IL

Midway Village Museum (www.midwayvillage.com) seeks Museum Educator to develop and lead education programs. The right person will have the vision and professionalism to provide historical and living history programs, maximize opportunities for project based learning and bring training in 21st century skills to children, families and adults in the Rockford community. Masters degree preferred; Bachelors degree in education, history or related field required. Two to three years of experience preferred. Send resume to Curator of Collections, Education and Exhibits, Midway Village Museum, 6799 Guilford Road, Rockford, IL 61107 or to laura@midwayvillage.com. No phone calls please.

(Posted 12/8/15)

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Image of a star EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, ABRAHAM LINCOLN PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum (ALPLM), IL

Description of Organization:

Mission Statement:
The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum interprets the life and times of our nation's greatest president and its relevance to modern America: it fosters scholarship, preserves the documentary and visual history of Illinois and supports historical literacy through an ambitious agenda of changing exhibits, theatrical performances, conferences, lectures, educational programs and on-line content.

The ALPLM is the world's leading museum and library dedicated to the life and presidency of Abraham Lincoln, America's 16th president. When it opened in 2005, the museum quickly became known for the ground-breaking nature of its exhibits and innovations in historical story-telling.

Along with its focus on Lincoln, the museum also hosts exhibits on related topics, including the American Presidency, politics, and Illinois and American history.

In addition to a crowd-pleasing museum that has earned 5/5 stars on the TripAdvisor website, the ALPLM houses a scholarly library dedicated to both Abraham Lincoln and Illinois history. The Library is 126 years old and is the former Illinois State Historical Library. It is the repository of the world's largest collection of pre-presidential, Lincoln-related documents as well as artifacts, maps, manuscripts, newspapers, diaries, video footage, sheet music, photographs, oral histories and published materials. The library houses thirteen million books, documents and artifacts on eight miles of linear shelving. These include over 1,500 documents written in Lincoln's own hand, among them the Gettysburg Address, and over 500 newspapers preserved on over 90,000 reels of microfilm.

The ALPLM has a private 501c3 foundation which is the principal fundraising body for the ALPLM. It supports the educational and cultural programming of the ALPLM, fosters Lincoln scholarship through the acquisition and publication of documentary materials relating to Lincoln and his era, and promotes a greater appreciation of history through exhibits, conferences, publications, online services, and other activities designed to promote historical literacy.

The museum is owned and operated by the State of Illinois and therefore falls under state personnel and procurement rules.

Attendance at the museum increased by 8.4% between 2014 and 2015. By the end of September 2015, attendance totaled 249,230. Campus attendance should hit approximately 300,000 by the end of the year. The museum anticipates its four millionth visitor at the end of 2015 or early 2016.

The FY15 operating budget for the ALPLM was $14.75 million.

The museum and library are housed in three buildings, one each for the museum, library and a visitor center in a historic train station in Lincoln's adult home, Springfield, Illinois. The museum boasts 46,000 square feet of permanent exhibit space and 3,500 square feet of temporary exhibit space.

Duties and Responsibilities:
The director will:
  • Provide leadership and administration of the ALPLM, implementing best practices as espoused by the American Alliance of Museums and the American Library Association.
  • Oversee the creation and implementation of a new strategic plan for the institution.
  • Work hand-in-glove with the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation to raise funds for acquisitions, operations and a long-term endowment.
  • Ensure that the museum continues to lead in innovative, attractive and educational exhibits and programming and that the library continues to be a valuable resource to scholars and the general public.
  • Develop new marketing efforts to attract new visitors and supporters.
  • Increase revenue from admissions, onsite sales, programs and new endeavors.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with other national and international museums, history-related organizations, governmental departments, representatives of state and federal agencies, and the general public.

Desired Qualifications:
The ideal candidate will possess many of the following qualifications:
  • Significant museum management experience or experience running a complex public service institution such as a university, presidential library or major cultural institution.
  • Lincoln or American history expertise preferred, as demonstrated by public history experience, or published articles and books.
  • Demonstrated success in large dollar fundraising.
  • Demonstrated success increasing attendance and organizational memberships.
  • Expertise in educational programming.
  • Desire and ability to contribute to the cultural and civic life in Central Illinois.

Location:
Springfield, Illinois

Interested candidates should email a resume and cover letter to david.wu@illinois.gov

(Posted 11/25/15)

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Image of a star VISITOR EXPERIENCE SPECIALIST (2 PART-TIME POSITIONS AVAILABLE)
Ruth Mott Foundation, Flint, MI

The Ruth Mott Foundation based in Flint, Michigan, is a non-profit philanthropic organization offering grants and programs that serve the Greater Flint community. The Foundation operates Applewood: The Charles Stewart Mott Estate, to demonstrate and support its mission.

Job Purpose: Helps to coordinate all aspects of the Visitor Experience at Applewood including, but not limited to, house and garden tours, exhibits, book sales, information requests, field trips, programs and events. Provides exceptional customer service to all visitors, volunteers and staff.

Primary Duties:
  • Help coordinate Ruth Mott Foundation's participatory educational programs, tours, exhibits and events that make use of the Mott family's legacy and support the Foundation's mission, vision, and values at Applewood.
  • Support Foundation and community needs and engage the public in meaningful ways.
  • Help maintain visitor experience related resources and supplies.
  • Learn and employ new and existing visitor experience and educational models in facilitating tours, programs and events for all visitors including students, teachers, groups, children and families.
  • Facilitate tours of Applewood and educational programs based on provided trainings and research of the collections and Mott family legacy to ensure accurate and inspiring interpretive programming.
  • Assist in trainings for volunteers in visitor experience related procedures.
  • Assist in trainings on interpretation of the collections and Mott family legacy to staff, volunteers and teachers/community group leaders.
  • Completes other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:
  • High school diploma required. Preferred college degree programs include: Museum Studies, Education, Anthropology, History, Art History, Arts Administration and Library Science.
  • Prior museum or teaching experience preferred.
  • Experience with computer programs such as Microsoft Office Suite
  • Excellent customer service skills required.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with individuals from all sectors of the community and a commitment to diversity and inclusion.
  • Ability to respect, cooperate and work well with management, staff, Mott family members and public and to be appropriately discreet about the Mott family collection.
  • Ability to be flexible, accurate and detail-oriented.
  • Ability to lift and carry boxes weighing up to 40 pounds and to climb stairs. Tolerance of working outdoors the majority of the time. Ability to stand and walk for long periods of time.

Ruth Mott Foundation recruits team members that are as economically, culturally and ethnically diverse as the community we serve. We are committed to diversity and inclusion in all its forms, including but not limited to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, height, weight, marital status, sexual orientation, protected genetic information, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

To Apply: Email resume to Resumes@ruthmott.org or mail to Sheryl Johnston, Ruth Mott Foundation, 111 E. Court Street, Suite 3C, Flint, MI, 48502, by December 4th. Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled.

(Posted 11/23/15)

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Ruth Mott Foundation, Flint, MI

The Ruth Mott Foundation based in Flint, Michigan, is a non-profit philanthropic organization offering grants and programs that serve the Greater Flint community. The Foundation operates Applewood: The Charles Stewart Mott Estate, to demonstrate and support its mission.

Job Purpose: To coordinate the design, development, implementation and evaluation of foundation educational programs and events at the Applewood estate and in the community, working with other foundation departments as well as community partners.

Primary Duties:
  • Develops, organizes, implements and evaluates programs and events that align with the strategies of the Foundation including themes around Mott family legacy, Flint and food/farming while also demonstrating the Foundation's values with particular emphasis on diversity and inclusion.
  • Research new and existing visitor experience and educational models as well as teaching standards for use of historic resources in programs and events.
  • Research audience needs and expectations for students, teachers, groups, children and families.
  • Research the collections and Mott family legacy to ensure accurate and inspiring interpretive programming.
  • Develop and maintain educational program curriculum, resources and supplies.
  • Provide training on programs and interpretation of the collections and Mott family legacy to staff, volunteers and teachers/community group leaders.
  • Deliver education programs, tours and activities.
  • Help coordinate guided and self-guided visitor experiences for the public.
  • Assist on site with field trip programs, web-based education, teacher workshops, education publications, and public programming.
  • Creates and fosters relationships with schools, Flint residents, organizations and businesses to develop partnerships, processes and programs that are culturally competent and address community needs.
  • Identifies strategic opportunities and connections between the Foundation and the community that enhance program effectiveness.
  • Travel to Flint-area schools and organizations to facilitate programs through pre and post visit activities.
  • Works closely with volunteer, communications, collections and estate staff to assure coordinated program delivery and effective stewardship of Foundation resources, including the protection and preservation of Applewood's historic resources.
  • Provides reports and presentations at foundation, community, regional and national forums.
  • Assists with convenings, facilitation of community meetings, projects and foundation-wide initiatives as needed.
  • Participate in awareness and offsite events.
  • Provides technical support to grantees and community partners as needed.
  • Provides supervision to the Education and Events Assistant, interns and volunteers
  • Completes other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree required. Preferred degree programs include: Museum Studies, Education, Anthropology, History, Art History, Arts Administration and Library Science or related field.
  • Minimum two years museum and/or teaching experience required.
  • Research, analytical, organizational, computer and writing skills required.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, desktop publishing and web applications.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with individuals from all sectors of the community and a commitment to diversity and inclusion.
  • Ability to be appropriately discreet about the Mott family collection.
  • Ability to be flexible, accurate and detail-oriented.
  • Experience in event planning preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability for critical thinking, independent judgment and creative problem solving.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and tight deadlines with efficiency and accuracy.
  • Valid driver's license.
  • Ability to lift and carry boxes weighing up to 50 pounds and to climb stairs. Tolerance of dust and mildew (protective gear provided). Ability to sit at a computer monitor for long periods of time.

Ruth Mott Foundation recruits team members that are as economically, culturally and ethnically diverse as the community we serve. We are committed to diversity and inclusion in all its forms, including but not limited to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, height, weight, marital status, sexual orientation, protected genetic information, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

To Apply: Email resume to Resumes@ruthmott.org or mail to Sheryl Johnston, Ruth Mott Foundation, 111 E. Court Street, Suite 3C, Flint, MI, 48502, by December 4th. Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled.

(Posted 11/23/15)

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Ruth Mott Foundation, Flint, MI

The Ruth Mott Foundation based in Flint, Michigan, is a non-profit philanthropic organization offering grants and programs that serve the Greater Flint community. The Foundation operates Applewood: The Charles Stewart Mott Estate, to demonstrate and support its mission.

Job Purpose: Assists Director of Collections & Education with preservation actions, collections and records management, patron assistance and exhibit support. Provides clerical support and performs routine data entry. Work location is at Applewood: The Charles Stewart Mott Estate.

Primary Duties:
  • Assists in the coordination of research of collections and archives and, using PastPerfect museum software, researches, retrieves and responds to staff, family and community requests for information, or photographs. Records reference use.
  • Moves collections and tracks their location in collections management database.
  • Assists in inventories of collections and collections records management.
  • Assists with preservation actions including monitoring, documenting and mitigating risks to collections.
  • Assists in the storage and display of collections.
  • Assists in monitoring of contractors working in house or around collections.
  • Provides general tour programming and event support as needed.
  • Answers incoming Applewood phone calls and provides general information to callers or forwards calls to appropriate staff member.
  • Provides general clerical support to the department including filing, supply ordering and mailings. Picks up and delivers items to downtown office.
  • Completes other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:
  • Minimum of an Associate's degree with classes in library science, museum studies, history or art history.
  • Work generally requires three months archives, museum or library-related experience.
  • Analytical, organizational, computer and writing skills required, including experience with Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to respect, cooperate and work well with management, staff, Mott family members and public and to be appropriately discreet about the Mott family collection.
  • Ability to be flexible, accurate and detail-oriented.
  • Ability to lift and carry boxes weighing up to 40 pounds and to climb stairs. Tolerance of dust and mildew (protective gear provided). Ability to sit at a computer monitor for long periods of time.

Ruth Mott Foundation recruits team members that are as economically, culturally and ethnically diverse as the community we serve. We are committed to diversity and inclusion in all its forms, including but not limited to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, height, weight, marital status, sexual orientation, protected genetic information, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

To Apply: Email resume to Resumes@ruthmott.org or mail to Sheryl Johnston, Ruth Mott Foundation, 111 E. Court Street, Suite 3C, Flint, MI, 48502, by December 11th. Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled.

(Posted 11/23/15)

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Image of a star INTERPRETATION, TICKET SALES, AND GROUNDS/MAINTENANCE. SUMMER SEASONAL POSITIONS AVAILABLE AT MACKINAC STATE HISTORIC PARKS ON MACKINAC ISLAND AND IN MACKINAW CITY, MICHIGAN FOR 2016
Mackinac State Historic Parks, MI

Mackinac State Historic Parks, Michigan — Fort Mackinac, Colonial Michilimackinac, Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse and Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park have full-time summer seasonal positions available for the upcoming 2016 season. Positions include Historic Interpreters, Naturalist, Adventure Tour Guides, Grounds/Maintenance, Guest Services Representatives, Exhibit Cleaner, Exhibit Preparator, Archaeology Crew, Airport Aide, Grounds Crew and more! Low cost dormitory housing at approximately $96 a month is available, pay starts at $8.50 to $11.00 / hour, 40 hours/week. Positions start in early May or early June and work through Labor Day (or later). For more information or to print an application to apply, please visit our web page at www.MackinacParks.com, and go to the employment section under other info. call 231-436-4100, or E-mail FEGANK@michigan.gov for further information. EOE

(Posted 11/17/15)

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Image of a star ADMINISTRATOR, PROGRAMS AND OUTREACH
Wisconsin Historical Society, WI

Job Announcement Code(s): 15-03929

County(ies): Dane

Classification Title / JAC: INDEF AGENCY APPT-20.923(4) ESG 3 15-03929

Job Working Title: Administrator Office of Programs and Outreach

Type of Employment: Full Time (40 hrs/week)

Salary: Pay range starts at $70,428; actual rate of pay shall be determined based upon qualifications and experience. This position has excellent state benefits. This is a non-represented position in pay schedule and range 90-03. This is an indefinite appointment; the incumbent serves at the discretion of the Director of the Wisconsin Historical Society.

Contact: Brian L. Schroeder, Human Resources Specialist, 608/264-6409, BrianL.Schroeder@wisconsinhistory.org

Bargaining Unit: Non-Represented

Area of Competition: Open

Deadline to Apply: Open; Complete applications received electronically by Wednesday, December 9, 2015 will be guaranteed consideration.

Exam Information: Exam cannot be previewed.

The Wisconsin Historical Society seeks an innovative leader and dynamic manager to be the Administrator of the newly created Office of Programs and Outreach.

Founded in 1846, the Wisconsin Historical Society is a self-governing Agency of the State of Wisconsin. The Society is headquartered on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

The Society administers twelve historic sites and museums throughout the state including the Wisconsin Historical Museum on the Capitol Square in Madison. For additional information about the Wisconsin Historical Society, please see: www.wisconsinhistory.org.

Job Duties:
For a copy of the position description, please see Administrator. The Administrator of the Office of Programs and Outreach holds primary responsibility for the day-to-day management and operation of this newly created Programs and Outreach Office which consolidates the Society's Field Services unit serving statewide affiliates, the Education Department, and the Wisconsin Historical Society Press. This position supervises the Press Director, Field Services staff, and the Education Director. The incumbent will develop and execute a comprehensive, audience-focused guiding vision and strategy for the delivery of public and educational programs and services Society-wide, and from locations throughout the State. The incumbent also is chiefly responsible for the implementation of related components of the FY2016-2019 strategic plan. Through example, empowerment and management style, the incumbent shall inculcate in this new Office a pervasive action-centered, team-based approach to Office functions. The Administrator of the Office of Programs and Outreach serves on the Society's Management Team. This position works under the direction and supervision of the Society's Chief Operating Officer.

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

Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Master of Arts degree or equivalent in Education, History, Museum Studies or related field plus a minimum of eight years of relevant paid professional experience; or a Bachelor's degree in Education, History, Museum Studies or related field plus a minimum of ten years of relevant paid professional experience.
  • Five years of program and personnel management experience, preferably in an education or museum environment.
  • Superior leadership skills including a demonstrated ability to articulate a compelling vision, empower and lead, build team cohesion, and elicit team and organizational loyalty.
  • Superior organizational and personnel management skills including a demonstrated ability to work proactively and engagingly with peers, supervisors and staff to induce strong team and individual performance, execute planning objectives, and to foster professional growth and opportunity among team members.
  • Sound financial management skills including a demonstrated ability to develop budgets and to track, adjust, and report performance.
  • Superior communication skills including effective public speaking.
  • Superior current knowledge of education theory and educational curriculum; current knowledge of education technologies and best practices in museum education preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to research, develop, execute and evaluate education programs and materials. Demonstrated commitment to broadening program and service audiences to specifically include under-represented populations.
  • Broad knowledge of US history; knowledge of Wisconsin history preferred.
  • Experience building and growing mutually-beneficial partnerships; experience working with schools and education community partners preferred.
  • Ability to independently travel throughout Wisconsin and nationally as necessary.

How To Apply:
Please submit electronically a cover letter addressing qualifications for this position, a resume, and five professional references (references will not be contacted without prior permission). Submit to: BrianL.Schroeder@wisconsinhistory.org

Questions may be directed to:
Brian Schroeder, Human Resources Specialist
Wisconsin Historical Society
816 State Street
Madison, WI 53706-1482
Telephone 608/264-6409
BrianL.Schroeder@wisconsinhistory.org

Complete applications received electronically by Wednesday, December 9, 2015 will be guaranteed consideration. Materials will be evaluated and the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process.

The Wisconsin Historical Society is an equal opportunity employer.

(Posted 11/9/15)

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Image of a star ASSOCIATE DEAN, LEARNING AND RESEARCH, ROD LIBRARY
University of Northern Iowa, IA

The University of Northern Iowa's Rod Library seeks a collaborative, visionary individual to serve as its new Associate Dean, Learning and Research. The person in this position will provide leadership and strategic direction for the library's Learning and Research Division, which includes information literacy instruction, outreach, reference, the library's liaison program, the Learning Commons, as well as the library's unique resource collections: Fine and Performing Arts, UNI Museum, Special Collections and University Archives and Youth. For qualifications, as well as application information, please visit http://jobs.uni.edu. Pre-employment background checks are required. Applications received by November 30, 2015, will be given full consideration. UNI actively seeks to enhance diversity and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The University encourages applications from persons of color, women, individuals living with disabilities, and protected veterans. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, creed, disability, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal and/or state law.

UNI is a smoke-free campus.

(Posted 11/6/15)

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Image of a star VICE PRESIDENT OF DEVELOPMENT
The Children's Museum of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN

Summary:
Founded in 1925, The Children's Museum of Indianapolis is a nonprofit institution committed to creating extraordinary family learning experiences that have the power to transform the lives of children and families. Visitors can explore the physical and natural sciences, history, world cultures, the arts, see how dinosaurs lived 65 million years ago in Dinosphere: Now You're In Their World®, experience Dale Chihuly's Fireworks Of Glass, and examine children's impact in shaping history in The Power Of Children: Making A Difference.

The Museum recently was the recipient of the National Medal for Museum and Library Service—the nation's highest honor for museum service to the community. The Museum has also been named one of the Top Most-Visited Museums in North America according to Global Attractions Attendance Report Museum Index, The Best Family Museum in the USA by the Readers of USA Today/10 Best, one of the Top Workplaces in Indiana by the Indianapolis Star and was recently honored by the Indiana Society of Chicago Foundation as one of Indiana's outstanding organizations.

The Children's Museum of Indianapolis hosts more than 1.2M visitors each year and is the world's largest children's museum. With an annual operating budget of $30M and an endowment valued over $310M, the Museum is one of the top economic drivers for the city, state, and region. The Museum's 472,000 square foot facility rests on a 29-acre campus located just north of downtown Indianapolis and is the home to 11 major galleries for permanent and temporary exhibits with over 120,000 artifacts and specimens.

For more information, visit: www.childrensmuseum.org.

The Opportunity:
The Children's Museum of Indianapolis seeks an experienced executive to serve as its Vice President of Development, providing strategic and operational leadership for its philanthropic initiatives. The Vice President of Development will join the Museum's Executive Team at an exciting time, as the Museum is actively engaged in the execution of an ambitious strategic plan. The Museum has launched the $69M Extraordinary Transformations Campaign to increase visitor engagement and strengthen support for several major exhibit and infrastructure projects within the strategic plan.

The Vice President will partner with Dr. Jeffrey Patchen, President & CEO, and work closely with senior staff and Trustees to increase philanthropic support and sustain it at a level that will enable the Museum to continue to achieve its mission and vision. Reporting directly to the President & CEO, the Vice President of Development will provide leadership and strategic oversight for the Museum's comprehensive fund development program to continue to build annual support and to ensure the success of the campaign as well as cultivate, solicit, and steward transformational gifts to further secure the Museum's future.

The Vice President is responsible for leading the Museum's annual, capital, and endowment fund development efforts to secure financial and in-kind support from key donors and prospects at the local, regional, national, and international levels. The incumbent will have oversight responsibility of the fund development function and will provide leadership in the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of high-end major individual, corporate, and foundation gifts, as well as public/government funding sources.

Collaborating closely with the President & CEO, the Vice President will implement a comprehensive and multifaceted donor-communication and stewardship strategy ensuring donor satisfaction. As the Museum is currently undergoing an organization-wide technology shift to new customer relationship management solutions, the Vice President will lead the Development Team in leveraging these tools to increase fundraising opportunities. The Vice President will work closely with the President & CEO to forecast the Museum's potential development revenue capabilities and project strategic long-range fund development plans and specific strategies to successfully secure these resources. S/he will have strong working relationships with Trustees and Executive Team colleagues.

The following are the specific responsibilities, activities, and duties of the position:
  • Spends approximately 60% of time cultivating high-end individual, corporate, and foundation donors and prospects; manages a portfolio of 50+ prospects and donors, with primary responsibility for cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding these relationships using a high level of visibility.
  • Creates, implements, and refines a Museum-wide action plan for identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding major donors and prospects that allows the Development Team to actively achieve the strategic initiatives set forth in annual, capital, and endowment campaigns, along with any informal campaign plans.
  • Effectively staffs the President & CEO in his role as chief fundraiser for the Museum, matching the President & CEO with the Museum's top donors and prospects in an appropriate strategy for engaging these donors and prospects in the Museum's mission and vision.
  • Provides strong leadership to Development Team staff, ensuring that individual responsibilities are well-defined and communicated while also encouraging a team environment. Identifies and mentors key Museum staff as development resources in presenting their areas of expertise to donors. As needed, identifies underperforming members of the Development Team staff and designs corrective strategies including corrective action plans, exit strategies, and terminations.
  • In collaboration with the President & CEO, works closely with the Board of Trustees, Executive Team, and Campaign leadership to identify funding priorities in order to plan and implement comprehensive campaign strategies and accomplish team goals. Establishes a communications plan to keep the Executive Team and Board of Trustees current on fundraising strategies, activity, and results.
  • Creates, implements, and refines audience development plans for acquiring, renewing, and upgrading donors and prospects with and through the Museum's new customer relationship management (CRM) tools.
  • In collaboration with the Vice President of Marketing and External Relations, oversees the development of a comprehensive portfolio of communication materials for donor identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship support.
  • Conducts business-related travel, both locally and nationally, as needed.

Candidate Profile:
The Vice President of Development will be a bold thinker and a strategic, yet "hands-on" executor, who will establish and lead a best-in-class development program. S/he will be results-oriented with exceptional strengths in communication and relationship-building. S/he will have earned a reputation for effectiveness in partnering with a CEO and senior management team, and will be able to guide and lead through others. The Vice President of Development will have significant and proven leadership and management experience in a complex organization with multiple internal and external constituencies.

The ideal candidate will have the following personal competencies and characteristics:

Expertise in Development: The Vice President of Development will be an experienced leader in the field of development with a measurable track record of success. S/he will have demonstrated expertise in the cultivation, solicitation, and closing of high-end six- and seven-figure gifts tied to a multi-year fundraising strategy, with particular focus on capital campaigns. To succeed with her/his responsibilities, s/he will flourish in a diverse and high-achieving environment and will be energized by the prospect of leading the Development Team, designing and implementing processes, and integrating best practices. S/he will have a strong data and analysis orientation and a proven ability to use metrics to drive development decisions and achieve strategic objectives.

Relationship-building and Communication: The Vice President of Development will be skilled at building and sustaining excellent relationships at multiple levels and with varied constituencies including individuals, key volunteers, administrative colleagues, donors, and volunteers. S/he will be a confident and articulate communicator with the ability to work fluidly across all levels. The Vice President of Development will have an inspirational approach to building collaboration and buy-in and generating support from stakeholders. S/he will be a charismatic, high-energy leader who can talk with anyone and successfully convey the Children's Museum's objectives to express the mission and fund-raising goals with clarity, passion and persuasion. As a proactive communicator, s/he will engage with the President & CEO, Trustees, and the Executive Team regularly for collaborative planning and implementation.

Executing for Results: This leader will be skilled at upholding the Museum's reputation for high performance and accountability for results. S/he will effectively lead performance-driven staff and volunteer teams that will combine innovation and fresh ideas alongside quality execution. S/he will be committed to development leadership with a broad knowledge of institutional advancement, major gift identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship. Management skills will be leveraged to get the right team in place, nurture and retain high performers/high potential, and make adjustments to remove low-performers in a timely manner.

Passion for the Mission: The Vice President of Development will have a passion for creating extraordinary learning experiences for children and families. S/he will work to continually innovate, helping the Museum expand its brand and reach. A desire to be a part of the continued articulation and growth of the Museum's mission and goals is imperative. The Vice President of Development will treat others with respect and be an individual of unquestioned integrity, ethics, and values; someone who can be trusted without reservation. S/he will have a personal style that is polished, collaborative, and decisive, as well as a sense of humor and perspective in his/her work.

A bachelor's degree in fund development, business, education or related field is required; master's degree is strongly preferred. The Vice President of Development will have at least eight years of fundraising/advancement experience with at least five years of management experience.

Contact:
Koya Leadership Partners has been exclusively retained for this search. This search is being led by Alison P. Ranney and Melissa Madzel.

To express your interest in this role, please email Alison and Melissa directly at mmadzel@koyapartners.com. All inquiries and discussions will be considered strictly confidential.

The Children's Museum of Indianapolis is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from people of color, persons with disabilities, women and LGBT applicants.

About Koya Leadership Partners:
Koya Leadership Partners is a national retained executive search and human capital consulting firm that works exclusively with nonprofits and social enterprises. We deliver measurable results, finding exceptionally talented people who truly fit the unique culture of our client organizations and ensuring that organizations have the resources and strategies to support them. For more information about Koya Leadership Partners, visit www.koyapartners.com.

(Posted 11/5/15)

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Indiana University Art Museum, Bloomington, IN

Responsibilities:
Indiana University Art Museum's Editor is responsible for editing all museum publications, both print and electronic, including calendars, brochures, press/news releases, advertisements, website, and exhibition catalogs and labels for content, style, and format. Specifically, the editor:
  • Copy edits and proofreads all proofs and galleys; and coordinates and oversees online publishing projects.
  • Coordinates with designer, photographer, and author(s) the planning and production of all publications for the art museum, including determining production schedules and assembling of illustrations and other supplemental materials.
  • Confers with curators, other museum staff, and outside authors to advise on formats and styles; and resolves questions arising from editing of their work.
  • Writes press releases and articles, funding proposals, and other materials as needed; and collaborates with publishers and distributors to coordinate joint projects.
  • Updates the museum's website to reflect current and upcoming activities, and formats and prints all gallery labels. Develops and maintains distribution network for Art Museum publications, including museum exchange program; and maintains the museum's publications inventory.

Qualifications:
Required: Bachelor's degree in a humanities field and two years editing experience with an art-related publication and some electronic publishing, InDesign software, and publications process. Must be detail oriented, and able to work under strong deadline pressure, both independently and as part of a production team. Excellent writing, editing, and proofreading skills; basic knowledge of art history; strong design knowledge and knowledge of Microsoft Word.

Preferred: Bachelor's degree in Art History and two years editing experience, preferably with an art-related publication; and some familiarity with electronic publishing, InDesign software, and publications process.

Salary range: $30,000-$39,000 annually. This is a fulltime professional position.

Indiana University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status. This institution is also a provider of ADA services.

Applications accepted online only: go to http://www.iu.edu/~uhrs/jobs/index.html The job number is 15439. Applications accepted until December 3, 2015, or until position is filled.

(Posted 11/4/15)

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Image of a star MANAGER OF CHILDREN'S DISCOVERY MUSEUM
Children's Discovery Museum, IL

SALARY: $59,203.00 - $80,770.00 Annually
OPENING DATE: 10/20/15
CLOSING DATE: 11/09/15 05:00 PM

JOB DESCRIPTION:
The starting salary for this position is $59,203.00 to $80,770.00 depending upon qualifications; the full salary range for this position is $59,203.00 to $94,152.00.

Children's Discovery Museum
The Children's Discovery Museum operates as a Division of the Town's Parks and Recreation Department. The mission of the Museum is to inspire the love of learning through the power of play. Through programming, hands-on exhibits and positive interaction, the Museum builds confidence and fosters creativity in today's youth, enhances critical thinking, communication and collaboration skills in tomorrow's workforce, and inspires a more innovative approach for educating the future. The Museum is a destination not only for local families but for visitors throughout the country! Adjacent to Amtrak and Illinois State University, the Museum offers a unique opportunity for travelers, students, educators and community visitors. Please visit the (website) for additional information about the museum.

Parks and Recreation Department
The Parks and Recreation Department is one of the most active departments in the Town of Normal. Programs and facilities managed by the Department are of the highest quality. In addition to the Children's Discovery Museum, the Department also manages the historic Normal Theater, Ironwood Golf Course, 17 parks encompassing over 700 acres of parkland, the Community Activity Center, outdoor aquatic centers, a 10 field softball complex, and a multi-use recreational trail. This department also provides a well-rounded selection of programs and classes for youth, adults and special populations.

DUTIES/ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
  • Plans and manages the business operations of the Children's Discovery Museum. Screens, interviews and recommends applicants for positions.
  • Prioritizes and assigns, monitors and controls the work of the museum staff. Selects and recommends staff training, supervises, reviews and conducts training as needed.
  • Conducts performance evaluations on staff and performs all duties associated with supervising professional, skilled and semi-skilled staff.
  • Supervises the development and construction of museum exhibits and educational programming.
  • Develops and submits division budget, monitors and controls budget expenditures.
  • Facilities long and short range planning for the Museum operation.
  • Reviews and recommends revenue strategies, business operation strategies and expenses to ensure sustainable operations, working closely with the Assistant Director of Business Operations and Recreation.
  • Assists with coordinating the fundraising activities defined by the Museum Foundation and Town that support the museum operations. Writes, seeks out, lobbies for, and administers, private, state and federal grants.
  • Establishes the museum's operational policies and procedures and ensures compliance.
  • Ensures a successful volunteer program.
  • Promotes the museum through planned advertising, mailings, community appearances, presentations, and other media as appropriate.
  • Partners with other Divisions and Departments as well as other community stakeholders to promote the Museum, its programs, activities and opportunities.
  • Resolves various operational problems as they arise, including customer service issues, staff problems and any other issues that may affect the Museum, the Department or the Town.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITIES:
  • Considerable skill in writing proposals and grants for submission to state or federal agencies, or individual, corporate, or foundation donors.
  • Skill in the use of personal computers and the Microsoft Office Suite and the ability to recommend and learn new technologies to support operational efficiencies.
  • Considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of successful customer service, business operations and/or museum management.
  • Working knowledge of educational programs and exhibits attractive to patrons of youth museums.
  • Considerable skill in interpersonal relations, oral and written communication, building teamwork, and developing successful organizational structures.
  • Thorough understanding of community relations, educational experiences, donor development, event planning, tourism and business strategies that support long-term operations of a Children's Museum.
  • Exceptional ability to implement strategies that successfully align with the Museum's short- and long-term strategic plan.
  • Considerable ability to develop positive and effective relationships with Museum stakeholders, including patrons, donors, municipal officials, peers, staff, volunteers and the community.
  • Ability to effectively select, train, supervise, and manage employees.
  • Ability to effectively promote the museum and positively influence fundraising efforts.

DESIRABLE TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor's or Master's degree in business management, museum sciences, education, parks and recreation administration, tourism or a related field, thorough experience in managing an educational, business or service operation and progressively responsible experience in a supervisory capacity; or any other combination of training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT:
www.normal.org

MANAGER OF CHILDREN'S DISCOVERY MUSEUM
11 Uptown Circle
Normal, IL 61761
309-454-9502

The Town of Normal is an equal opportunity employer.

(Posted 10/27/15)

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Image of a star MAJOR GIFT OFFICER
Indianapolis Museum of Art, IN

IMA JOB POSTING! IMA JOB POSTING! IMA JOB POSTING! IMA JOB POSTING!

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.

Department: Development
Reports To: Director of Major Gifts

SUMMARY
The IMA Major Gift Officer will build strong, meaningful and successful relationships with current and prospect major and planned gift donors to the IMA, leading to a substantive increase in philanthropic support for IMA operations and programs. The IMA Major Gift Officer will work closely with the IMA curatorial and senior leadership and volunteer leadership to effectively identify, engage, solicit and steward donors at the level of $50,000 and greater, with an emphasis on planned giving.

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

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

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS include the following:
  1. Manage a portfolio of approximately 125 to 150 donors and high net worth individuals, averaging 20 substantive visits per month.
    1. Develop detailed cultivation and solicitation strategies for individuals within the portfolio to increase their level of support.
    2. Working closely with curatorial and senior leadership and volunteer leadership to engage them in the donor strategies.
    3. Work closely with Advancement Services Manager and Advancement team members to expand major and planned gift prospect list and design donor engagement, recognition and stewardship.
    4. Maintain accurate and timely tracking of all donor activities using Raisers Edge.
  2. Manager the planned giving recognition society, IMA Legacy Circle
  3. Coordinate activities of IMA Planned Giving Advisory Group and utilize the group's professional expertise

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

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Undergraduate degree required; graduate studies or masters degree preferred. Minimum 5 to 7 years experience and proven track record in major gift fundraising and donor stewardship required; experience in securing planned gifts and with cultural institutions preferred.

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

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

(Posted 10/26/15)

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Image of a star MANAGER OF DONOR GIVING SOCIETIES
Indianapolis Museum of Art, IN

IMA JOB POSTING! IMA JOB POSTING! IMA JOB POSTING! IMA JOB POSTING!

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.

Department: Development
Reports To: Director of Major Gifts

SUMMARY
The Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA) is seeking a Manager of Donor Giving Societies to build meaningful and successful relationships with members of IMA's higher level donor societies which includes the Second Century Society, annual unrestricted gifts of $2,500 or more, and the Founders Society, life-time cumulative giving of $100,000 or more.

The Manager of Donor Giving Societies will be a valued member of an advancement team for one of the country's leading public arts institutions. This position offers exciting opportunities for the successful candidate to identify sustainable ways to grow support and make a significant impact on the future of the IMA.

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

Overview
The Manager of Donor Giving Societies is responsible for cultivating and stewarding relationships with society members and prospects, leading to new or increased financial support.

Essential Job Functions
  1. Develop an integrated, comprehensive plan to increase support of the Second Century Society member program through various solicitation methods including direct mail campaigns and prospect events.
  2. Design meaningful, mission based benefit events and programs to strengthen identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of the donor societies.
  3. Work with the Advancement team of gift officers to identify and cultivate a diverse demographic of donors and prospects for the donor societies.
  4. Assist the Deputy Director for Institutional Advancement and the Director of Major Gifts with the stewardship of the high level donors including governors of the board.
  5. Manage and nurture a portfolio that is comprised of a select group of identified donors.
  6. Implement and manage a travel program that proactively stewards donor society members and enhances engagement with the IMA.
  7. Assist donor society members who have questions or concerns related to their involvement with the IMA.
  8. Author thoughtful correspondence to donor society members.
  9. Enter contact reports in Raiser's Edge that summarize donor meetings and provide clear follow-up action items.

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

Education and/or Experience
Bachelor's degree (B.A.) from a four-year college or university and a minimum of five — seven years related experience and training or equivalent combination of education and experience required. Experience in planning high-level donor events required. Knowledge of museum operations and culture preferred. Must be able to work across multiple departments with competing priorities, manage budgets, and negotiate with outside vendors.

Other Skills and Abilities
Excellent oral and written communication skills with a donor- centered manner required. High level discretion and diplomacy required; must be able to handle confidential information with sensitivity and tact. Attention to detail and ability to balance multiple tasks and demands required. Ability to work with donor data base software.

Ability to read and comprehend instructions, correspondence, and memos. Ability to write correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to visitors and other employees.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be required to work outside of normal business hours due to the donor event schedule.

(Posted 10/26/15)

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Indianapolis Museum of Art, IN

IMA JOB POSTING! IMA JOB POSTING! IMA JOB POSTING! IMA JOB POSTING!

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.

GRANT WRITER
(please specify "Grant Writer" in your subject line if you email your resume)

Reports To: Foundation and Corporate Relations Officer
Basic Work Week: 37.5 Hrs/Wk, M-F

Overview
The primary role of the Grant Writer is to research, develop, write, and submit proposals, letters, reports and other materials as necessary to secure grant support from foundation and government funding sources. Primary responsibilities include prospect research, preparation of original proposals and reports, and donor stewardship. The Grant Writer must work cross-departmentally to increase contributed support and advance institutional priorities. Excellent oral and written communication skills are essential. Must be able to juggle multiple projects and meet strict deadlines.

Essential Job Functions
  1. Research funding opportunities
    • Investigate and identify prospective funding sources through colleagues, directories, periodicals, and internet research
    • Research and initiate relationships with new prospective funders
    • Write letters of inquiry and solicitation
    • Match prospective funding sources with institutional priorities
    • Participate in monthly Moves Management Meeting to identify new prospects and strategize about funding priorities
  2. Prepare and submit applications for foundation and government funders
    • Draft compelling grant proposal narratives for general operating and restricted project grants; assist with drafting corporate proposals as needed
    • Work with Budget, Planning, and Procurement Manager to prepare project budgets that meet funder guidelines
    • Work cross-departmentally to assemble and submit applications by due date
    • Verify that proposals have been received and that appropriate follow-up has occurred
  3. Steward existing foundation and government funders
    • Work with project directors to ensure grant-funded projects are on-track and that obligations are fulfilled within the terms of the grant agreement
    • Submit project revisions to funders as necessary
    • Prepare and submit reports for foundation and government funders according to contractual obligations
    • Work cross-departmentally to collect statistical information, press, exhibition catalogues, and images
    • Work with Budget, Planning, and Procurement Manager to prepare financial reports according to funder guidelines
    • Assemble and submit reports by due date
    • Ensure hard files and donor records are accurate and up-to-date with recent correspondence and submissions
    • Assist with corporate stewardship and fulfillment on an as-needed basis
  4. Perform computer operations, e.g., list maintenance, donor records, address corrections, giving history, appeal status reports, prospect data entry, letter merges, RSVP lists.

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
Undergraduate degree required; Three to five years of institutional fundraising experience, with an emphasis on proposal development, grant reporting, and donor relations required. Candidate must demonstrate exceptional written ability and strong presentation, communication, and organizational skills. The Grant Writer must be a skilled facilitator, capable of articulating institutional objectives to funders. A track record of achieving financial goals is essential. Experience working in a fast-paced, results-oriented environment and demonstrated flexibility in meeting shifting demands and priorities is a must. A high degree of creativity, energy, and initiative is required. Familiarity with Raiser's Edge is preferred.

(Posted 10/26/15)

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Image of a star INTERPRETIVE PLANNER
Taylor Studios, Inc., IL

Can you engage an audience through innovative storytelling, killer presentations, and outside-of-the-box thinking? Does content development rock your world? Do you want to help craft and create experiences that inspire visitors of all ages? Taylor Studios is looking for an experienced Interpretive Planner to add to our team.

Duties include: theme development, content development, leading workshops and presenting ideas to clients, researching, writing, editing, and proofreading a variety of materials, including label copy, content outlines, scripts, exhibit narratives, and interpretive plans. This position will also assist in marketing and branding for the company. Excellent oral & written communication skills, computer skills, and a positive attitude are essential. Attention to detail is a must. Occasional travel required. Bachelor's degree is preferred. This could be an ideal position for Heritage Interpreters, CIGs, and/or Exhibit Developers. For consideration, send cover letter and resume to: Taylor Studios, Inc., 1320 Harmon Drive, Rantoul, IL 61866 or hr@taylorstudios.com. www.taylorstudios.com. Taylor Studios is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

(Posted 10/22/15)

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Image of a star MUSEUM CURATOR (PART-TIME)
Arlington Heights Historical Museum, IL

The Arlington Heights Historical Museum, a small award-winning historical institution in the north suburbs of Chicago, Illinois offers an important opportunity to create exhibits that engage the public and collaboratively interpret the development, history and culture of this vibrant suburban community; develop and manage the museum's collection, archives and of library materials; and promote the exhibits, collections and other museum resources to the public. This is a part-time 20 hours/week position through the Arlington Heights Park District. Please submit all applications at:
http://www.applitrack.com/ahpd/onlineapp/ jobpostings/view.asp?category=Museum

DEPARTMENT: Recreation and Facilities

FLSA CLASSIFICATION: Part-time, Non-exempt

POSITION FOCUS
Responsible for coordinating and supervising the exhibition, digitization, curatorial care, and use of two and three-dimensional collections for the Arlington Heights Historical Museum with the Arlington Heights Park District (AHPD)

SUPERVISORY RELATIONSHIPS
  • Accountable to the Museum Administrator
  • Supervises volunteers, interns, and temporary staff as needed.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES
  • Plans and directs all aspects of the Museum's exhibit design, fabrication and installation, including concept development, research, acquiring and/or constructing display components, conducting audience evaluation, locating and preparing any artifacts, labels, signage, and initial exhibit publicity and promotion.
  • Manages, develops, researches, documents, and interprets extensive collection of objects, archives, and library reference materials, focusing on the history and development of Arlington Heights and regional history, concentrating on the 19th Century to the Present
  • Plans and implements the inventory and evaluation of the two- and three-dimensional artifacts in the Historical Society's collection, including processing and registering acquisitions and de-accessions, processing loans and research requests, cataloguing, housing and storing of objects.
  • Serves as a liaison, as needed, to the Historical Society's Heritage Gallery Advisory Committee to enhance the exhibition program
  • Assists in recruiting volunteers as needed
  • Supervises interns, volunteers and temporary staff as needed.
  • Conforms to all applicable federal, state and local laws and ordinances and generally accepted professional standards and ethics in regards to the care and maintenance of the collections and artifacts
  • Establishes and documents curatorial procedures
  • Creates and maintains appropriate curatorial records according to museum standards
  • Follows professional museum standards, conservation principles, and museum policies and procedures
  • Plans and directs the care, stabilization and, if appropriate or necessary, conservation and cleaning of two and three-dimensional artifacts
  • Attends required trainings and meetings
  • Attends work on a regular basis
  • Performs the job safely and in compliance with District policies, procedures, work and safety rules, and the employee handbook
  • Maintains a clean and organized work environment
  • Additional functions as assigned which may be considered essential

SECONDARY JOB DUTIES
  • Provides excellent customer service and promotes the Museum mission and vision in all activities.
  • Works collaboratively with staff and partners of the Museum, representing it both within and outside the campus
  • Works to fulfill the museum's operating and strategic goals.
  • Trains volunteers, interns and temporary staff
  • Produces promotional materials for the Museum as needed
  • Serves as a tour guide or class assistant, as needed
  • Speaks before local clubs and organizations as part of the museum outreach
  • Attends professional meetings and conferences associated with the duties of a Museum Curator

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE
  • Knowledge and demonstrated application of legal and ethical standards in all areas of collections management and conservation
  • Knowledge of Past Perfect Collections Software required
  • Proficiency in computer programs including Microsoft Office, Adobe Photoshop, web-design software, movie making software, and ability to quickly learn new programs.
  • Thorough knowledge of exhibit design and fabrication
  • Skilled in customer service and prioritizing multiple tasks to meet deadlines
  • Strong knowledge of collections management and museum curatorial principles and practices
  • Good knowledge of pertinent safety precautions

REQUIRED COMPETENCIES
  • Ability to organize, direct and supervise the work of subordinate employees and volunteers
  • Ability to respond to inquiries and requests received from the general public
  • Capacity to provide a high level of customer service to internal and external customers
  • Ability to maintain positive and effective working relationships with other employees, children and the general public
  • Ability to work with general direction from immediate supervisor
  • Capacity to work and maintain composure in periods of high activity and in emergency situations
  • Capacity to follow through on tasks to completion
  • Ability to work in a team atmosphere, promoting positive work relationships with supervisors and co-workers
  • Ability to demonstrate leadership qualities to perform required work
  • Capacity to be self-motivated and achieve assigned goals
  • Ability to maintain self-control and composure in difficult situations
  • Ability to follow directions and communicate in English verbally and in writing
  • Ability to read and understand materials printed in English
  • Capacity to proactively resolve problems, if authorized to do so, or to refer problems to immediate supervisor
  • Ability to pass the Park District's Defensive Driving training, in order to drive to various Park District locations

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
  • BA/BS in Museum Studies or a related field; Master's Degree preferred
  • Minimum of two years of experience in museum collections management and exhibit preparation preferred
  • Or, any equivalent combination of education, experience and training

HOURS
  • Monday through Friday, approximately 20 hours a week, with work hours designated by the Director of Recreation and Facilities
  • Overtime, night, weekend and holiday work hours, as required and approved in advance by the Museum Administrator
  • Employee is expected to be on duty whenever the need exists

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS
  • Standing or sitting for sustained periods of time while completing work
  • Repetitive hand/arm movements such as when setting up displays in the Heritage Gallery for visitors
  • Some bending, twisting, and walking while performing job duties
  • Some bending, kneeling and reaching for items off floor and high shelves
  • Ability to lift up to 25 lbs. in museum items, storage boxes and other supplies.
  • General work area is indoors, smoke-free environment with controlled temperature and fluorescent lighting
  • Occasional exposure to natural and potentially extreme weather conditions while supervising volunteers or attending job related activities at locations away from the office
  • Exposure to noise distractions from employees or equipment operation in adjacent work areas
  • Infrequent exposure to cleaning materials and office supplies
  • Capacity to work in a high stress environment under multiple deadlines and with frequent interruptions
  • Ability to work extra hours to accomplish and complete high volume of work
  • Exposure to chronic infectious disease while performing routine first aid or emergency procedures
  • Protective clothing and equipment is required as it pertains to the particular job duty:
    • 1* CPR Microshield
    • 2* Non-latex gloves

This job description is intended to describe the general content of and requirement for the performance of this position. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements, and additional duties may be assigned at any time.

(Posted 10/20/15)

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Museum and Education Department, Champaign County Forest Preserve District, IL

The Champaign County Forest Preserve District's Museum and Education Department tells the story of the Grand Prairie region through interpretation of its natural and cultural resources. The department features the Museum of the Grand Prairie, containing 8,000 square feet of exhibit space plus a recently completed 4,000 square foot addition dedicated to classroom space and collections storage. The museum is located within Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve, 10 miles west of the Champaign-Urbana metro area in Champaign County, Illinois. The museum was founded in 1968 and has been accredited by the American Association of Museums since 1972.

The Champaign County Forest Preserve seeks an individual to:
  • Conceptualize, design and execute cultural and natural history interpretation through exhibits, interpretive signs, website and program content, and lectures.
  • Oversee the acquisition, preservation, and processing of the collection for the successful interpretation and exhibition of the Grand Prairie's cultural and natural heritage.
  • Attract new and diverse audiences to the museum facilities; increase visitation numbers and encourage new supporters while maintaining strong relationships with existing donors and partners.
  • Assist the department in maintaining accreditation standards at the Museum of the Grand Prairie and in the development of a plan to enhance the functionality and impact of the Homer Lake Interpretive Center.
  • Assist with the management of the department budget as it relates to exhibits and interpretation.

Master's Degree in museum studies, collections management, American decorative arts or material culture preferred. Bachelor's degree from a recognized college or university in museum studies, history, anthropology, library science or closely related field and experience in a museum setting required. Significant experience in museum exhibit development or collections management may be considered in lieu of a degree.

COMPENSATION
Salary is commensurate with experience. The Champaign County Forest Preserve District offers a comprehensive benefits package including health and dental insurance, twelve paid holidays per year, a deferred compensation program (457 plan), and participation in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund pension plan.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE
For full consideration, applications should be submitted by November 1, 2015

Online applications can be found at:
http://ccfpd.org/About/employment.html

For more information contact:
Barb Oehlschlaeger-Garvey, Director
bgarvey@ccfpd.org

(Posted 10/5/15)

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Biology/Hefner Museum of Natural History, OH

Biology/Hefner Museum of Natural History: Director with overall responsibility for the museum and its educational goals and strategic plan, and is responsible for all matters concerning personnel, space, budget, and the search for external funding to support museum outreach.

The Director is expected to teach a minimum of two courses per year within the Department of Biology. Courses might include Vertebrate Zoology, Environmental Education with an Emphasis on Natural History, Local Flora and Fauna, Museum Studies, and Exhibit Development.

The Museum Director is a staff member within the Department of Biology; the Director reports to the department chair. Starting date is January 1, 2016. Position is eligible for re-appointment based on performance. Require: At least a Master's degree in an appropriate disciplinary or museum field; candidates who hold a BA/BS and have significant, wide-ranging experience as a museum professional will be considered. Particularly important is a background in exhibit creation and development and the management of collections, especially vertebrates and mollusks. Desire: experience as a naturalist, project manager, and environmental educator. Applicants should submit letter of interest, resume, and list of three references to https://miamioh.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobID=1458.

Direct inquiries to Darlene Davidson at davidsmd@miamioh.edu. Screening of applications will continue until the position is filled. Miami University, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with smoke- and tobacco-free campuses, is committed to a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami's Annual Security and Fire Safety Report with information on campus crime, fires, and safety may be found at: http://www.MiamiOH.edu/campussafety/annual-report/index.html Hard copy available upon request. Employment will require a criminal background check according to University guidelines.

(Posted 9/14/15)

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Salisbury House Foundation (SHF), IA

Date: July 2015

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. The position is open until filled. No calls please.

(Posted 8/25/15)

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Taylor Studios, Inc., IL

Gifted Graphic Designer

Are you fond of print? Love to soak up the CMYK? And revel in the beauty of a perfect font?

Taylor Studios Inc. is now accepting applications from graphic designers. This is a mid-level position. Candidates should have exceptional spatial layout skills, strong typographic design skills, premier organizational skills, blossoming leadership abilities, meticulous attention to detail, and knowledge of design industry trends. Duties include wearing many hats, collaborating with a design team, light sketching, light dimensional design, as well as design and production of large-format graphics, including graphic and text panels, labels, photo murals, banners, posters, environmental graphics, and directional signs.

Projects may occasionally include design for electronic media, including web-based and interactive programs. Knowledge of Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign is a must. Knowledge of other design software is recommended.

Design at TSI means we create experiences for children, families, school groups and more within museums, nature centers, visitor centers, universities, and all sorts of other facilities. We teach content through interpretation and storytelling. Why work for us? Other than the fact that we're a creative, artistic, fun, humorous, group of hard-working animal and nature-lovers; what could be better than knowing the work we do is helping, teaching, and inspiring others?!

Bachelor's or Associates degree in Graphic Design or a related field is preferred. REGIONAL CANDIDATES strongly preferred. For consideration, send cover letter, resume and portfolio samples to: Taylor Studios, Inc., 1320 Harmon Drive, Rantoul, IL 61866 or hr@taylorstudios.com; www.taylorstudios.com. Taylor Studios is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

(Posted 8/20/15)

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Taylor Studios, Inc., IL

We make cool stuff in central IL! And we do it in a casual environment with smart, creative employees that like to have fun! But don't let that fool you. While our environment might be casual, our approach to our projects is serious and focused, using well-defined processes and procedures to ensure efficiency.

Taylor Studios, Inc, is accepting resumes for Exhibit Design. Applicants will have 2 - 5 years of experience in theater set design, landscape design, museum exhibit design or a comparable industry and the desire to work in a fast-paced, team oriented environment with flexible hours and competitive salary and benefits. Exhibit Designers work with a team to design and develop exhibits that concisely relay the client's message. Duties include developing packages from conceptual to highly detailed. Exhibit Designers create concepts, floor plans, exhibit designs, and CAD drawings. Required proficiencies include the ability to lead a team, follow art direction, read & interpret technical drawings, and understand how things are built. Excellent hand-sketching, storytelling, attention to detail, presentation skills, strong organizational skills and the ability to 'sell' your ideas are required. A general understanding and/or experience in lighting design is preferred. Software must-haves: Photoshop, Illustrator, Sketch Up, CAD, Power Point, Excel, Word. Some travel is required. For consideration, please forward a cover letter, resume, application (www.taylorstudios.com) and portfolio samples to hr@taylorstudios.com or Taylor Studios, Inc., 1320 Harmon Drive, Rantoul, IL 61866.

Taylor Studios, Inc is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

(Posted 8/20/15)

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Loyola University Museum of Art (LUMA), IL

The Curator of Education is responsible for the museum's academic initiatives related to Loyola University, youth and adult programs related to the permanent collections and rotating exhibitions, developing new programs and continuing ongoing programs, as well as developing interpretative online and print materials such as exhibition didactics, labels, and special print materials such as education brochures and exhibition guides. The Curator of Education also acts a liaison to the public community at large for media inquiries and partnerships with cultural organizations.

Professional requirements:
  • M.A. Art History
  • 3-5 years museum experience in education with specific experience in developing adult programs and youth outreach programs.
  • Solid writing skills and excellent verbal communication skills.
  • Additional experience or proven knowledge in the methodology of evaluating effectiveness of educational program.
  • Flexible hours for evening and weekend hours when needed.

Scope of Work:

Academic and Jesuit Initiatives
  • LUMA Student Advisory Committee
  • LUMA Faculty and Staff Committee
  • LUMA Board of Advisors Education Committee
  • Special Programs (2)
  • Supervises two interns assigned to adult programs and youth programs

Adult Programs
  • Docent and Gallery Talks
    • Recruitment
    • Ongoing training
  • Lecture Series — (12-15) annually
  • Special programs (2)
    • Travel/Tours
    • ilLUMAnations — in Partnership with Northwestern University Medical

Youth Outreach
  • Push Pin Gallery — (3) annually
  • LUMA Kids — Partnership with Center for Catholic School Effectiveness (1)
  • School Outreach — (1) program annually

Publications and Interpretation
Works with curators to develop content for exhibition labels, didactics, brochures and visitor guides using standards of appropriate comprehension level and readability. Creates docent training materials, reading lists and guest speakers.

Cultural Liaison
  • Represents LUMA to local and national cultural organizations including Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, Illinois Arts Council, and other museums.
  • Provides content for grant applications for museum education funding.
  • Seeks partnerships with other organizations to develop joint programs.
  • Works with the LUMA Corporate and Foundation coordinator to identify possible funding sources for programs.

The position is open until filled.

(Posted 8/5/15)

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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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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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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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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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