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Exhibits Manager [Children’s Museum of Denver]

The Children’s Museum of Denver is seeking an Exhibits Manager to join us in realizing some ambitious plans- please distribute!

Full Time Exhibits Manager with demonstrated and effective personnel and project management abilities with a variety of teams, a key participant in the interpretation of educational goals into exemplary experiences through roles as developer, manager, evaluator and project and component lead.

Position participates in and is responsible for all project phases from design through installation including repair and maintenance of current exhibits. Participate in department budgeting and accounting, creating and managing timelines, labor analyses, cost estimates and operating forecasts.

For more detailed information and submittal instructions, please check our job posting at: http://www.mychildsmuseum.org/jobs.aspx

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

Curator of Interpretation & Visitor Services
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 our website www.hagley.org.

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

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

Application packages should be sent to:

Human Resources
Hagley Museum & Library
P. O. Box 3630
Wilmington, DE 19807
rhill[at]hagley[dot]org

Director of Education & Programming [Waukesha County Museum]

The Waukesha County Museum is currently seeking a Director of Education & Programming to lead, develop, and grow its educational and programming initiatives as we implement a new strategic plan over the next few years. This exciting position will play a key role in developing engaging education programs and events that both educate and entertain a wide variety of audiences. Proven experience developing successful programs from youth to seniors is needed. Experience with scouting programs also beneficial. Experience developing new start-up programs that have gained grant support is a plus. An understanding of developing programs to meet state curriculum guidelines and how to establish contacts within educational institutions desired.

We are seeking an individual with energy, creativity, and an engaging public personality. This position will serve as the main “face” to schools, educators, community outreach programs, and guided tours. Experience successfully leading adult committees and education task forces toward common goals is ideal. If you like the idea of being a part of a growing
non-profit and being in charge of making the museum’s educational offerings expand, grow, and succeed, then please apply.

This is a full-time 40+ hr/week department head position reporting directly to the Executive Director. Due to the nature of this position, the work week is Tuesday-Saturday. Evenings will also be required as needed. Health, dental and generous vacation benefits. To apply please email cover letter with salary requirements and resume to Kirsten Lee Villegas at kvillegas[at]wchsm[dot]org

Gallery Director/Instructor [Baum Gallery, University of Central Arkansas]

The Position: Gallery Director/Lecturer. Full-time, ten-month position starting August 2011. Responsibilities include planning and preparing, in collaboration with art faculty, a series of diverse and innovative exhibitions and programs that serve the department, university, and state. Teach two courses in discipline in the academic year. Manage daily and long-term operation of the Baum Gallery, including exhibition installation, budgeting, public relations, and oversight of facilities, outreach activities, and supervision of student assistants. Support programming
through fundraising activities such as grant writing and membership drives.

Minimum Qualifications: Advanced degree in a visual arts discipline and previous museum or gallery experience. Experience with grant writing and fundraising.

Preferred Qualifications: Terminal degree in visual arts discipline and museum studies certificate or degree. A desirable candidate will have at least three years experience in successful gallery programming with considerable experience in the planning, coordination, and execution of exhibitions and related events. Teaching experience desired.

The Baum Gallery: The Baum Gallery of Fine Art is a 4,000 sq.ft. exhibit area organized in three adjoining galleries with 1,200 sq.ft. of separate exhibit preparation space. The gallery is located on the University of Central Arkansas campus in the McCastlain Hall complex. The gallery is staffed by the gallery director and six student assistants. More information on the Baum Gallery may be found at www.uca.edu/art/baum/

The Department: The Department of Art in UCA’s College of Fine Arts and Communication offers the BFA in Studio Art with emphases in ceramics, graphic design, painting, photography, printmaking, and sculpture and the BA in Art with emphases in art history, art education, and fine art. The department has 210 art majors and fourteen full-time and six part-time faculty; the Baum Gallery and the Black Box Student Gallery; an active visiting artist program; and endowed scholarship funds of over one million dollars. The university is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).

The University: The University of Central Arkansas ranks 23rd among the top 25 “Most Desirable Large Schools” in the Fall 2010 Kaplan/Newsweek guide, Finding the Right College for You. The university also ranks 24th in the category of “Most Desirable Rural Schools” and was recently listed in the 2011 Best Colleges rankings by U.S. News & World Report. UCA enrolls approximately 11,500 students and has programs leading to undergraduate degrees in 66 areas of study,
master’s degrees in 25, and doctoral degrees. The student body consistently scores above the national average on the ACT exam. Celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2007, UCA is proud of its tradition of teaching excellence and has increased its contributions in scholarly and creative activities. Faculty members are achieving regional and national recognition with nearly
90 percent of the tenured and tenure-track faculty holding terminal degrees representing more than 100 institutions. The campus is widely acclaimed for its beauty and convenience. More info may be found at the UCA website www.uca.edu/cfac.

The Community: UCA is located in Conway, a progressive and growing city of 53,000, home of two private colleges, a public school system ranked among the state’s best, and a strong K-12 parochial school, all within 30 minutes of Little Rock and 40 miles of the Ouachita and Ozark National Forests. Residents have easy access to a variety of fine and performing arts, handicraft and folk culture, and pristine wild areas near the Buffalo National River. Real estate is moderately priced and taxes are relatively low.

Application: Submit a letter of intent, CV, list of references, examples of professional work such as exhibition materials or related projects, and a statement of curatorial and programmatic philosophy in relation to a university gallery setting to:

Dr. Jeff Young, Chair
University of Central Arkansas
Department of Art
Conway, Arkansas 72035

Complete applications received by February 7, will be given full consideration with review continuing until position is filled. The University of Central Arkansas is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Managing Museum Educator [Metropolitan Museum of Art]

Managing Museum Educator

The Metropolitan Museum of Art seeks a Managing Museum Educator in the Education Department.  This position oversees gallery and studio experiences across audiences in a newly created division of the Education Department, reporting directly to the Chairman of Education. The Museum seeks an experienced Education leader who will serve as a key programmatic partner to the department head. As such, the successful candidate is responsible for strategic planning, conceptualization, development, and implementation of gallery-based and studio-based programs for all visitors, supervising staff for gallery programs, studio programs, programs for the disabled and other communities, and
audience-specific programs. This person will set goals in consultation with the department head and will ensure their accomplishment through exceptional supervision and mentoring of direct reports and the development of strategic interdepartmental collaborations within the Museum, as well as outside partnerships that advance the quality and variety of programs.

This position oversees and connects two crucial areas of museum experience- gallery learning and art making- in order to ensure their interrelationship and relevance for visitors of all ages. The successful candidate will bring new perspectives and innovations to the content and format of existing programs, and will engage new and broader audiences in in-depth, meaningful experiences around works of art. The training of teaching volunteers will be phased into this division and the position will ultimately be responsible for establishing and monitoring standards for quality teaching in collaboration with the volunteer organization.

The incumbent will be responsible for developing and implementing strategic vision and goals for gallery and studio programs for all audiences and lead evaluation efforts to determine success. S/he will also assess content, formats, and audiences of existing programs, and propose innovations and initiatives to optimize offerings, in addition to establishing partnerships with key external organizations and/or leaders to develop dynamic collaborations, interdisciplinary approaches, and expanded audiences. Duties also include developing the division¹s annual budget, analyzing and making recommendations for fee-based programs and revenue targets, and working closely with the Development Department to secure program support. S/he will administer a large division and establish efficient processes and systems for program development and logistics, in addition to supervising a large staff and
instilling high performance levels and accountability. S/he will also represent the department head in high level meetings and external partnerships.

Successful candidates will have 7-10 years experience within an art museum, in addition to a strong, proven track record of developing and implementing high quality, innovative programs using original works of art in a museum setting and attracting broad and diverse audiences. S/he must have the ability to effectively manage and mentor a large staff
within a complex institutional environment and to collaborate effectively with a diverse range of stakeholders. Experience managing budgets and administrative functions, in addition to exceptional organizational skills and oral and written communications skills is required. M.A. in Art History, Museum Education, or other related field, or related experience is required. Must have knowledge of and experience with studio practice and contemporary artists in addition to knowledge of and demonstrated ability in gallery teaching and pedagogy. Please send cover letter, resume, and salary history by March 15, 2011 to employoppty[at]metmuseum[dot]org as a Word attachment only with the position title ³Managing Museum Educator² in the subject line.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10028-0198

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