Senior Associate [Randi Korn & Associates]

Position Opening: Senior Associate
Randi Korn & Associates, Inc
San Francisco, CA

Randi Korn & Associates, Inc., a consulting firm specializing in museum planning and evaluation with a focus on organizational development, is seeking a Senior Associate in its San Francisco, CA office.  The ideal candidate is an experienced evaluator, skilled communicator, and passionate about museums and other informal learning environments.  This individual is also highly organized, deadline oriented, and desires a work environment that is client centered and continually in pursuit of excellence.

This individual will work in concert with the main RK&A office in Virginia and the other regional office in New York.  Responsibilities include implementing multiple, diverse evaluation projects; coordinating contractors; data collection teams; developing evaluation tools; collecting and analyzing data; and preparing reports and presentations.

Requirements:
. Masters or Ph.D. in education, evaluation, museum studies, museum education, or a related field

. Minimum five years experience conducting audience research and evaluating museum programs and exhibitions using qualitative and quantitative methodologies

. Proficient in using technology in all facets of work (Microsoft Office 2010, including PowerPoint)
. Portfolio of reports that demonstrate expertise in current evaluation methods and practices as well as strong writing and data presentation skills

. Work or academic experience that demonstrates strong verbal presentation and facilitation skills

. Must be able to work independently and as part of project teams

RK&A’s strength is that we are a team.  In joining our team you will work with people who love what they do and are driven to learn from each other, our clients, colleagues, and museum visitors as we pursue excellence in our work.

RK&A offers a competitive compensation and benefits package.

To learn about our work, please visit www.randikorn.com.  Interested applicants may e-mail a resume with cover letter, salary requirements, and independently written and edited writing samples to: job@randikorn.com, or to: RK&A, 118 E. Del Ray Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22301.

Resumes will be accepted through March 14, 2011.

Managing Director [Randi Korn & Associates)

Randi Korn & Associates, Inc., a consulting firm specializing in museum planning and evaluation with a focus on organizational development, is seeking a Managing Director in its San Francisco, CA office.  The ideal candidate is an experienced manager and evaluator, skilled communicator, and passionate about museums and other informal learning environments.  This individual is also highly organized, deadline oriented, and desires a work environment that is client centered and continually in pursuit of excellence.

This individual will work in concert with the main RK&A office in Virginia and the other regional office in New York, as well as lead client interactions. Responsibilities include simultaneously managing multiple projects and staff associated with projects, designing evaluation strategies, preparing proposals, developing and / or reviewing evaluation tools, and preparing reports and presentations.

Requirements:
. Masters or Ph.D. in education, evaluation, museum studies, museum education, or a related field
. 8 to 10 years experience conducting audience research and evaluating programs and exhibitions in museums and other informal learning environments using qualitative and quantitative methodologies
. Experience conceptualizing research and evaluation studies, including selecting methodologies, developing instruments, and managing human subject review processes
. Portfolio of reports that demonstrate expertise in current evaluation methods and practices as well as strong writing and data presentation skills
. Work or academic experience — particularly at national conferences –that
demonstrates strong verbal presentation and facilitation skills
. Strong project management experience, including monitoring budgets,
staffing time, timelines, and client interactions
. Proficient in using technology in all facets of work (Microsoft Office 2010, including PowerPoint)
. Able to work independently and collaboratively as part of project teams, while mentoring junior staff

RK&A’s strength is that we are a team.  In joining our team you will work with people who love what they do and are driven to learn from each other, our clients, colleagues, and museum visitors as we pursue excellence in our work.

RK&A offers a competitive compensation and benefits package.  To learn about our work, please visit www.randikorn.com.

Interested applicants may e-mail a resume with cover letter, salary requirements, and independently written and edited writing samples to: job[at]randikorn[dot]com, or to: RK&A, 118 E. Del Ray Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22301.

Resumes will be accepted through March 14, 2011.

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Coordinator of Tours and Family Programs [New Museum]

The New Museum
Coordinator of Tours and Family Programs

The Coordinator of Tours and Family Programs is responsible for organizing the training and management of volunteer docents and freelance educators as well as the administration of group tours for school, adult, and self-guided audiences. In addition, the Coordinator of Tours and Family Programs develops written materials for different tour and family audiences, cultivates audience relationships, and contributes to the training of frontline staff, such as Security and Visitor Services, as needed.

The Coordinator of Tours and Family Programs oversees First Saturdays for Families and plays a lead role, along with key Education staff members, in organizing the annual New Museum Block Party.

The position is 40 hours/week, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Occasional weekend days required, including first Saturdays of each month and weekend group tour coverage as needed. Reports to the Associate Director of Education and works closely with other Education and New Museum staff, including Visitor Services, Security/Operations, and External Affairs.

RESPONSIBILITIES
– Implement strategic and operational plan of First Saturdays for Families, including planning of workshop, management of freelance and docent staff, and coordinating event with Operations and Visitor Services staff
– Oversee recruitment, training, management, teaching development, and scheduling of approximately 15 docents and 2 freelance educators Produce and coordinate exhibition-focused written materials related to group tours and family audiences
– Facilitate schedules and bookings through VISTA system
– Provide exhibition-related resources to teaching staff and manage tour development;
– Maintain an active roster of tour clients including tour operators, schools, colleges and universities, and community organizations
– Lead participation in planning and execution of annual New Museum Block Party, including securing venue permits, recruiting and overseeing staffing, and developing program events
– Supervise and manage interns and work study students in related programs
– Work with Marketing and External Affairs staff to promote Tours and Family
Programs through press and community outreach
– Work with the Associate Director of Education to design and implement programmatic evaluation
– Collaborate on special projects, including community outreach and professional development for teachers workshops as needed

– Oversee the short- and long-term development and strategic planning for Tours and Family Programs; represent the needs and interests of family, tour, and docent audiences in related department and museum-wide initiatives

QUALIFICATIONS
The qualified candidate will have 2-5 years work experience in museum education and gallery interpretation; experience and familiarity with programming related to contemporary art; experience creating arts related curricula for youth and adult audiences; and a commitment to working with diverse populations. S/he should have management experience; strong oral and written communications skills; proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Photoshop; and be highly organized.

An M.A. in Art Education, Art History, Humanities or related field preferred.

PLEASE E-MAIL OR MAIL, COVER LETTER & RESUME TO:
Jen Song
New Museum
235 Bowery
New York, NY 10002
jsong[at]newmuseum[dot]org

Digital Archive Fellow [Rhizome]

Call for Applications: RHIZOME Digital Archive Fellow (part-time, unpaid)

Rhizome is a leading arts organization dedicated to the creation, presentation, preservation, and critique of emerging artistic practices that engage technology. Through open platforms for exchange and collaboration, our website serves to encourage and expand the communities around these practices. Our programs include commissioning, editorial initiatives, exhibitions, and preservation. Rhizome is an affiliate of the New Museum of Contemporary Art. For more information about Rhizome, visit:
http://rhizome.org/

Rhizome seeks a highly organized, responsible and experienced candidate to work closely with the Collections Manager with all tasks concerning management of our new digital art archive. Responsibilities include assisting with the transition of artworks to the archive, inspecting and expanding records, help in the development and implementation of preservation policies, handling correspondence with artists, members and the press.

This opportunity is open to emerging professionals, recent graduates and those currently enrolled in graduate level degree programs in archival administration, museum studies or library science. The Fellow must be based in New York and must be able to commit to 16 hours of work per week, for 6 months, beginning in Spring 2011. This position is unpaid, but academic credit may be arranged.

Qualifications: The Digital Archive Fellow must have strong analytical, writing and communication skills. Education beyond the undergraduate level is required. Background or experience with digital archives and collections is a plus. Those with a keen interest in contemporary art and new media art will be given the highest priority. Knowledge of Microsoft Office software and Photoshop skills are preferred.

To Apply: Please email a cover letter, resume or CV and references to Zoë Salditch, zoe.salditch [at] rhizome [dot] org. Review of applications will begin immediately.

Curator of Interpretation and Visitor Services [Hagley Museum and Library]

Curator of Interpretation & Visitor Services

The Hagley Museum and Library, in Wilmington, Delaware, is a member of the Independent Research Libraries Association, and houses one of the foremost collections of manuscripts, photographs, books, and pamphlets documenting the history of American business and technology.

Hagley seeks a creative, dynamic, highly organized individual to lead the interpretive programs produced by the museum. This position is a key leadership position within the Museum Division and is responsible for creating and implementing the interpretive framework for our site and all of our public programs. In addition, this position oversees all aspects of the visitor experience through the supervision of daily operations of the museum. This position has the opportunity to shape the interpretation of our historic site and create educational programs for visitors of all ages.

Candidates should have a master’s degree in history, education, museum studies or a related field and at least five years of museum experience including management and supervisory responsibilities. Candidates should be able to demonstrate experience in the development and evaluation of educational programs for a variety of audiences; the supervision and
training of guides and volunteers, and the creation and management of budgets. Additional experience in grant writing and knowledge of Mid-Atlantic or industrial American history a plus.

For a full position description, see below.

Interested candidates should submit the following by March 11, 2011:

Letter of interest
Resume
Three References
Example of an educational program created by candidate

JOB DESCRIPTION

Title: Curator of Interpretation and Visitor Services

Supervisor: Director, Museum Services

Major Responsibilities: Together with the Director, this position sets the priorities for the Interpretation and Visitor Services Department. Overall responsibility for developing, implementing, and monitoring the interpretive plan for Hagley Museum. Lead the department in utilizing the interpretive plan in the development, implementation and evaluation
of all educational public programs offered by Hagley. Ensures the quality, consistency, and creativity of our programs through the management and supervision of all educational and visitor services staff. This position is a member of the leadership team for the Museum Division.

Specific Duties:

1. Supervise the research, creation, testing, implementation, and evaluation of all public programming on site including school programs, family programs, adult learner programs, guided tours, exhibition related programs, and site interpretation.
2. Oversee the recruitment, training, supervision, and evaluation of all departmental staff including full time staff, part time guides, visitor services assistants, bus drivers, and volunteers.
3. Supervise the scheduling of all part time staff including guides, volunteer interpreters, bus drivers, visitor services assistants and weekend staff.
4. Manage intra-departmental communication among all departmental staff and act as lead liaison with other departments within the organization.
4. Take a leadership role in all special events managed by the Museum Division.
5. Supervise the daily operations of the museum to ensure a positive visitor experience.
6. Work with the Marketing Manager to ensure the proper promotion of museum programs.
7. Prepare and administer yearly operating budget for the department.
8. Represent the interest of Hagley and museum education in local, regional, and national professional organizations.
9. Other duties as assigned by the Director, Museum Services.

This position supervises the Education Coordinator, Museum Operations Coordinator, Volunteer Coordinator, Tour Coordinator, and the departmental administrative assistant.

Requirements: Master’s degree in history, education, museum studies or a related field; minimum of five years’ museum experience including management and supervisory responsibilities; significant experience with interpretation development and implementation; demonstrated excellent communications, administrative, interpersonal, and organizational skills. Availability to work occasional weekends and evenings.

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Reply to:

Robert Hill
Hagley Museum and Library

P. O. Box 3630
Wilmington, DE 19807

E-mail: rhill[at]hagley[dot]org