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Education Assistant [MIT Museum]


The MIT Museum is seeking a temporary Education Assistant to assist the Museum’s Education Coordinator with the delivery of educational offerings for both school audiences and the Museum’s general visitors.

Responsibilities include:

– serving as a liaison to school groups; preparing and presenting educational and public programs

– developing and delivering science and engineering demonstrations to facilitate the visitor experience in the Museum’s galleries.

The successful candidate will have an undergraduate degree in education (or a related subject), science, or engineering. Experience in museum or other informal educational settings preferred. Must be flexible, detail-oriented and a team player. Must be able to manage multiple tasks and solve problems efficiently. Experience working with middle and high school students required. Excellent oral and written communication skills are also required. Must be able to perform frequent lifting and use stairs.

Schedule varies from week to week depending on the educational and public programs scheduled; must be available to work up to 35 hours/week (with fewer hours scheduled some weeks), including weekends and occasional evenings, until June 30, 2011 (no benefits).

Please send resume and cover letter to the Education Assistant Search, MIT Museum, Building N51, 265 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139 or edsearch[at]mit[dot]edu.

Visitor Services Associate [DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum]


(two positions, one starting February 2011 and one starting summer 2011)

The Visitor Service Associate position is integral to fulfilling deCordova’s goal that each visitor has a superb and meaningful experience in the park and museum.  Visitor Service Associates work on frontlines to cultivate and strengthen deCordova’s ties to its audience by creating a positive first impression and lasting connections through quality services, smooth operations, communication that is personable and informative, well-run amenities, and accessibility throughout the museum environment.

Reporting to the Assistant Director of Visitor Services, the ideal Visitor Services Associate will be hands-on, collaborative, energetic, and customer-oriented.  VS Associates interface with all museum visitors and consistently exceed visitor and member expectations by providing orientation, information, resources, and creating an environment that is responsive to visitors’ needs.  Given the highly visible nature of this position, the ability to communicate effectively, comfort with the public, and appropriate dress for the position are all necessary.  VS Associates are expected to arrive at work no later than 9:45 am each morning and remain until the end of day closing (between 5:00 – 5:15 pm).  One half hour lunch break is included in the work day.  The work schedule includes weekend hours, some holidays, and occasional evening events.

Hours: Part-time, variable

Category: Exempt (or Non-Exempt)

Reports to: Assistant Director of Visitor Services and Events

Positions reporting to this position: n/a

• Interest in museums, contemporary art, and sculpture

• Friendly and welcoming demeanor; enjoy working with the public

• Dependability and punctuality

• Exemplary interpersonal communication, customer service, and public relations skills

• Experience with/ability to learn money-handling, cashiering, and point-of-sale transactions

• Flexibility to work at various stations within Visitor Services

• Efficiency, grace, and tact during high traffic cycles

Please send cover letter and resume to Seth Deysher, Assistant Director of Visitor Services and Events at or via postal mail to 51 Sandy Pond Road, Lincoln, MA 01773.  Only those selected for interviews will be contacted.  DeCordova is an equal opportunity employer and seeks diversity in its workforce.

Executive Director [Alachua County Historic Trust]

Executive Director, Alachua County Historic Trust: Matheson Museum, Inc.

Small, well-established historical museum in a community with 500-plus years of recorded history is seeking a new director who will guide the museum’s elevation to a new level of service and importance. The qualified individual will work with a board of directors, volunteers and supervise existing staff.  A bachelor’s degree and at least two years of proven management experience in non-profit administration is preferred.  A master’s degree in an appropriate discipline can be substituted for one year of experience.  Position is thirty hours per week with a salary of $31,200 plus benefits.

A copy of the detailed position description is attached.  Send cover letter addressing the position description, a resume and a list of three references to executivedirector[at]mathesonmuseum[dot]org.  Candidates will be notified to contact their references after the applications are reviewed.  Application package must be postmarked January 17, 2011. No phone calls or visits, please.

Carla M. Summers

Senior Education Positions [The Newark Museum]

Two Senior Positions in Education
The Newark Museum, Newark, NJ

For our long-term client, The Newark Museum, Thomas & Associates, Inc., is
pleased to announce the availability of two important positions in
education: Director for Innovation & Learning; and Senior Manager for School
& Teacher Programs.  As the most significant encyclopedic museum in New
Jersey since its founding in 1909, education has been central to the mission
of the Newark Museum.  Having consistently addressed the learning needs and
interests of a diverse community, the Museum anticipates that today’s
educational programming must be even more creative and innovative than ever.

Director for Innovation & Learning
Working closely with and reporting directly to the Deputy Director for
Education, the Director for Innovation & Learning conducts, publishes and
presents research in learning theory, program evaluation and impact analysis
as it relates to Newark Museum programming; supervises Educational
Department staff; coordinates ongoing assessment and evaluations of all
educational programs; and insures that established goals are met.  The
position also oversees the public availability of educational resources,
including online digital resources, printed matter, the Museum’s teaching
collection and other related materials.  This position is a leadership role
requiring a dynamic and committed education professional with the ability to
inspire staff in the creation of innovative and effective educational
experiences for local communities and beyond.

The ideal candidate will have a graduate degree in museum education; seven
years progressive and successful experience in the development,
implementation and evaluation of museum educational programming; specific
experience in developing educational resources related to museum
collections; comprehensive knowledge of current educational practices,
procedures and studies as relates specifically to arts & culture initiatives
and organizations; highly developed leadership, managerial and
communications skills; excellent collaborative and community outreach
experience; familiarity with new media; experience with grant-writing and
budget management; and the ability to bring creativity and critical thinking
to a fast-paced working environment. The candidate must possess a strong
belief in the primacy of education as well as the ability to communicate and
work with the museum as an organizational whole.

Senior Manager for School & Teacher Programs
Reporting to the Director for Innovation & Learning, the Senior Manager for
School & Teacher Programs is responsible for the success of the museum’s
service to schools and teachers, including high-quality art and natural
science programs for students pre-K through 12th grade and their teachers.
The position oversees the development, implementation and evaluation of
these programs and establishes new and innovative programs that are relevant to and supportive of the schools’ educational goals.

The ideal candidate will have a graduate degree in museum education or
related; 5 years of progressive and successful experience in the
development, implementation and evaluation of school and teacher services in a museum; experience working with urban schools; extensive knowledge of
current education reform and policies, especially as relates to arts &
culture; outstanding collaborative and communications experience, with
demonstrated ability to work with a diverse range of individuals and
organizations; grant-writing and budget management experience; and the
ability to manage human capital, meet deadlines and flourish in a fast-paced
working environment.

For full details and requirements please visit our website at Please send resume, detailed cover letter and contact information for at least three references to: gthomas[at]artstaffing[dot]com, Geri Thomas, President, Thomas & Associates, Inc.,

Please contact Art Staffing, not The Newark Museum, about these positions.

Summer Job Opportunities [Longfellow National Historic Site]

College Students!

Summer Job Opportunity!

Do you have interests and/or experience in any of the following:

– American History ­ 18th & 19th Century
– Historic House Museums
– 19th century Literature & Poetry
– Material Culture
– Fine & Decorative Arts

Where:  Longfellow National Historic Site, Cambridge, MA

Home of 19th century poet & scholar Henry W. Longfellow and Gen. George  Washington’s headquarters  (1775-1776).  Historic house museum with original furnishings, fine &  decorative arts, archives of 700,000 original documents, and historic  14,000 volume library.

What:  Full-time (40 hrs/wk) tour guide (park ranger) position, Wednesday- Sunday

Starting Date: Late May  –  September 2011

Salary range: $12 – $15 per hour

Qualifications: United States citizenship. At least half-time enrollment  in a 4-year college  degree-granting program or in a graduate degree program through Fall 2011. Weekend work required.

Duties:  Provide house tours to visitors, assist with special events,  staff visitor center/bookstore. Computer & public speaking skills necessary.
Employer:  National Park Service
Contact:   Nancy Jones, Supv. Park Ranger
Longfellow NHS
105 Brattle St.
Cambridge, MA  02138

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