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Manager, Outreach and Community Engagement [Awbury Arboretum]

Manager, Outreach & Community Engagement

Organization: Awbury Arboretum

Job Categories:
Administrative, Marketing & Public Relations, Programming, Philadelphia
County (PA), Science, Nature, & Gardens

Awbury Arboretum seeks an energetic, experienced and creative individual to manage our community engagement efforts. This new position will evolve.

Initial Responsibilities:
* Direct Communications, Membership Development and Community Outreach
* Work with an Outside Firm to Redesign Our Website
* Develop a Program of Regular Outreach to Members, Public and Media Using Electronic and Print Resources
* Design and Implement a Volunteer Program
* Manage Community Events and Other Public Programming

* Social Media, Websites and Database Management
* Public Speaking, Writing and Site Interpretation
* Urban Parks, Horticulture and Agriculture
* Volunteer Management Program Design and Development
* Community Development or Organizing
* Fundraising
* Events Management
* Environmental Education and Historic Preservation

This is not an entry level position but could be right for someone with some project management experience and ready for more responsibility.

Note: This is a very hands-on position which will include extensive public contact and some evening and weekend work. Awbury Arboretum is a
55-acre public park in the Germantown section of Philadelphia.

To Apply:
Please send cover letter and resume to:  kanderson[atawbury[dot]org.

Electronic submissions required; include job title in subject line.  No phone calls please!

Director of Development [Canterbury Shaker Village]

Canterbury Shaker Village
Canterbury, New Hampshire

Director of Development

Canterbury Shaker Village, seeks Director of Development with proven ability to achieve fundraising goals and meet targets and deadlines. CSV is an outdoor history museum and National Historic Landmark in Canterbury, NH.

About Canterbury Shaker Village:

Founded in 1969, CSV preserves the legacy and values of the Canterbury Shakers in a 21st-century context.  CSV has 25 original Shaker buildings on 694 acres. Opportunity to join successful, inspirational Director to advance internationally renowned museum; and long-term, to launch capital campaign.  Enjoy small-city or suburban/rural lifestyle, 20 minutes from Concord, NH.  Visit

Job Requirements:

  • 4+ years’ experience in nonprofit fundraising.
  • B.A. (M.A. preferred)
  • Proven track record in corporate sponsorships, grant-writing, individual gifts, and annual fund.
  • Able to hit the ground running.
  • Computer proficiency including Raiser’s Edge software.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Ability to implement effective, timely fund-raising program to meet monthly, quarterly, and annual budget targets.
  • Social skills and initiative to meet and engage high-level donors and to proceed from cultivation to effective asks.
  • Basic knowledge of planned giving and events management.
  • Enjoys asking for support and gets satisfaction from ensuring the success and advancing the mission of an organization.
  • Energetic, positive, “let’s get it done” attitude.
  • Can manage projects independently and with others.
  • Excellent writer and speaker.
  • Museum experience preferred.

To Apply:
Nominations welcome. Apply in confidence. Email résumé (Word doc), letter, list of 3 references, and salary requirement to search consultant: Marilyn Hoffman, Museum Search & Reference at: SearchandRef[at]museum-search[dot]com by February 7, 2011. EOE.

Curator of Collections and Exhibitions [Vero Beach Museum of Art]

Vero Beach, Florida

Working closely with the Museum Director, the Curator of Collections and Exhibitions has primary responsibility for the development, implementation and interpretation of the permanent collection, the development of temporary exhibitions and management of the exhibition schedule and departmental budget.


1. Working with the Registrar, update the Museum’s Acquisition and Collection Policy and Long-Range Conservation Plan as appropriate for Board approval
2. Encourage gifts from collectors to achieve the Museum’s collection goals
3. Guide with Director the Athena Society in the selection of artworks for the permanent collection
4. Be knowledgeable and make recommendations on all contracts relating to long term loans, insurance, shipping, etc.
5. Assist development efforts to obtain funds for the collection from private and public sources
6. Be knowledgeable of and practice acceptable standards of managing and handling of objects and conservation practices
7. Manage affairs of and make presentations to Collection Committee

1. Update the Museum’s Exhibition Policy as appropriate for Board approval
2. Develop and organize temporary exhibitions in addition to researching and obtaining exhibitions from various sources, i.e. museums, collectors, traveling exhibition services, etc.
3. Supervise design and installation of exhibitions
4. Oversee all department correspondence including contracts, letters of agreement with artists, donors, lenders, vendors, services, etc., which are to be signed by the Director
5. Working with the Registrar, obtain all information relating to temporary exhibitions, i.e. lender designations, fees, insurance value, promotional material, insurance, shipping and handling requirement, scheduling details, file preparation maintenance, object descriptions and any other special considerations and information
6. Supervise and coordinate research on artists featured in exhibitions
7. Supervise and coordinate research on Florida artists
8. Obtain, organize and/or compose all information for publications and public relations effort including a graphic identity for each exhibition
9. Maintain an archive on all exhibition catalogues, invitations, etc.
10. Assist development efforts to obtain funds for exhibitions from both private and public sources
11. Work with the Education Department on docent training and exhibition interpretation plans for each exhibition
12. Manage affairs of and make presentations to the Exhibition Committee Administration


1. Schedule and organize meetings for the Collection Committee and the Exhibition Committee.  Provide agenda, minutes from previous meetings and presentation materials
2. Provide reports to Board of Trustees and presentation of relevant material and/or objects
3. Attend and participate in Department Head, staff meetings, exhibition planning meetings, and meetings with Director of Education
4. Maintain good working knowledge of the Museum’s policies, procedures, educational practices and ideologies
5. Be knowledgeable of and practices the AAM Code of Ethics
6. Perform other duties deemed appropriate by the Executive Director
7. Develop and manage departmental budget

Functional Relationships:

Reports to the Executive Director.  Works closely with the Executive Director, Registrar, Assistant to the Executive Director, Finance Manager, Director of Development, Director of Education, Director of Security and Technical Services and Director of Facilities.  Supervises in conjunction
with the Registrar, the Preparator and Conservator.  This position is classified as Exempt.


M.A. Degree (in fine art, art history or museum studies); a minimum of five (5) years of curatorial experience; knowledge of professional museum practices; effective written and oral communications skills; good management and organizational skills; ability to work with others in a fast paced environment.

Director of Education [Newport Art Museum, The Coleman Center for Creative Studies]

The Newport Art Museum seeks a Director of Education for its school, The Coleman Center for Creative Studies. This is a unique opportunity for the right individual to play a major role in shaping the future of the Museum’s arts education programs (museum school, outreach, fee for
service, artist residency, workshops and arts and cultural programming) as it enters its centennial year in 2012. Creative vision and a passion for the arts combined with substantial arts education and management experience are necessary.

The Director of Education is responsible for working with the Executive Director to set the vision and goals for the department and to be a driving force in building community participation in arts education and cultural programming. He/She is responsible for:

* overseeing the day to day operations of the department
* working with the Director of Finance to develop and implement all budgets, overseeing a faculty of 25 and preparing all financial reports as necessary
* working with the Director Development in the preparation, tracking, evaluating and reporting of all education and cultural programming grants
* working closely with the Operations Manager to oversee all equipment, supplies, studios and facilities in the school building
* serving as the main liaison with the Education Committee of the Board of Trustees.

The preferred candidate will have a Masters in Art Education, will demonstrate effective leadership, management, communication and organization skills and will have at least five years experience in management level positions. Knowledge of best practice in museum education is essential. The position requires demonstrated ability to develop curricula for both museum-centered and external outreach arts education programs and experience working with grade span expectation requirements and teacher certification credits.

This is a full time, salaried position with benefits. The Museum is an equal opportunity employer and encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply.

Please send cover letter and resume to the Director of Finance and Administration, James Hockhousen, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI 02840 or by email to
JHockhousen[at]newportartmuseum[dot]org. No phone calls or faxes will be accepted.

Internships Available [MassArt Galleries]

Undergraduate and Graduate internships are available year-round in the MassArt galleries. Overseen by curatorial and museum education professionals, interns have the opportunity to delve deep into a specialized project and gain valuable behind the scenes experience in museum work. Internships are not stipended but can be credit-bearing. Preference is given to MassArt students.

Check it out further at their website.

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