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Assistant/Associate Museum Educator

ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE MUSEUM EDUCATOR

Education Department, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, one of the world’s finest museums, is seeking an Assistant/Associate Museum Educator in the Education Department.

This position reports to the Managing Museum Educator for Public and Exhibition Programs. The Assistant/Associate Museum Educator will plan and implement a Museum-wide program of free lectures and panel discussions for general audiences in addition to other events targeted at academic and by-invitation groups. The incumbent coordinates a broad
array of Museum Education events which take place in a lecture hall, auditorium, or gallery setting that are intended to meet general adult and specialized audience interests and needs. These include the Sunday at the Met series, symposia, weekday and Friday evening lectures, and specialized scholars’ day workshops. These are produced in collaboration
with the broadest range of curatorial, conservation, research, and professional staff throughout the Museum.

As a Museum professional, the incumbent will have diverse administrative responsibilities and duties to serve Education and the Museum as a whole, including:  contributing to the master schedule of Museum auditorium and lecture events; collaborating and coordinating with curatorial, conservation, and other professional staff to conceive, plan and implement meaningful education programs which appeal to a broad adult audience; overseeing and implementing diverse logistical components and budgets of programs, including contractual,
travel-related, administrative, and financial requirements for program participants; and developing and maintaining logistical support for each event and coordinating funding needs and reports with Development. Duties also include producing print and online materials and work with numerous Museum offices to promote and heighten awareness of various
Museum events, programs and projects; in addition to collaborating with numerous Museum offices to promote the Museum and its programs through potential partnerships and target constituencies, such as academic, cultural, or studio-based teaching institutions.

Teaching responsibilities also include gallery-based talks, conversations, and workshops for a range of general audiences. These include, but are not limited to, the general public as part of the scheduled Museum gallery talk program, teachers, visiting college and school groups and other private groups, in addition to other related duties.

QUALIFICATIONS: Successful candidates will have demonstrable experience teaching in a museum environment as well as a strong art historical background. The incumbent must have excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, the ability to multi-task and close attention to detail. S/he will have a track record of creating and implementing successful lecture-based programs that attract broad audiences. Demonstrable experience in maintaining key collaborative relationships in negotiation, and in budgeting within a cultural institution, in addition to teaching wide and diverse audience groups in a museum environment is required. Status in academia a plus. Event management/event production experience preferred. M.A. and a background in art history are required. Full familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite 2007/2010 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) required. Familiarity
with Microsoft Access 2007/2010 preferred.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: MAY 2, 2011

The Managing Museum Educator is full-time and includes full benefits. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Send cover letter, indicating position of interest, resume, and salary history to: employoppty[at]metmuseum[at]org as a Word attachment only with “Assistant/Associate Museum Educator” in the subject line

or mail to:
ATTN: HR-MW-AAME
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10028
Equal Opportunity Employer

Director of Exhibition and Curatorial [The Franklin Institute]

THE FRANKLIN INSTITUTE

DIRECTOR OF EXHIBITION & CURATORIAL

Philadelphia, PA

The Franklin Institute, founded in 1824 and housed in its current building since 1934, has a rich and storied history.  Today, the Institute is a premier science education institution and destination attraction, a spark to ignite curiosity in science and technology and a guide to science-related issues affecting the quality of our lives as we move forward into the new millennium.  In the spirit of inquiry and discovery embodied by Benjamin Franklin, the mission of The Franklin Institute is to inspire an understanding of and passion for science and technology learning.

Reporting to the Vice President, Exhibit & Program Development, the Director of Exhibition & Curatorial is responsible for all aspects of an innovative exhibition and curatorial team that develops exhibition solutions, design support and curatorial care for museum needs. These needs include all in-house graphic design, exhibit development, design and implementation, as well as collections care and interpretation. The Director of Exhibition & Curatorial is to oversee and manage a staff that includes exhibit designers,
graphic designers, exhibit developers, curatorial staff and technical designers as well as a large number of outside vendors, consultants and sub-contracts.  A key function of this position is to direct large exhibit projects from development through to fabrication.

We seek an accomplished individual with a track record of demonstrated execution of creativity, interpretation and associated project development processes.  The successful candidate will bring a passion for science, technology and innovation, as well as an appreciation for and/or experience with the work of a museum coupled with a business-like and strategic approach.  This position requires an undergraduate degree in design or a related field and a minimum of 8 years experience in professional exhibit design management responsibility, preferably in such venues as science centers, themed entertainment venues, children’s museums, zoological parks, or other visitor-driven, public cultural institutions.  Proven skill in managing creative teams and large projects including interface with construction and operations is highly desirable.

To apply, please submit a current resume and letter of introduction to Kittleman & Associates, LLC at resumes[at]kittleman[dot]net.  For more information, please visit The Franklin Institute’s website at www.fi.edu.

Curator of Education [The Henry Ford]

The Henry Ford has a full time opportunity for a Curator of Education.  This position collaborates with internal and external partners to advance and realize the institution’s educational mission and vision.

Leads and/or participates in the development of innovative and content-rich onsite, offsite, and online education programs and products for all venues of The Henry Ford, catering primarily to the non-K-12 sector of youth and adult audiences.

Coordinates all aspects of youth and adult program and product development including thorough needs-assessment, benchmarking research, program concept and business plan development, prototyping, event management, actual implementation,  budgeting and budget management, training, material development, and evaluation of product use and reporting. Manages all other aspects of the youth and adult programs such as record keeping, resource coordination, communication, and reporting.

Familiarizes him/herself with youth and adult audience program needs and criteria such as Scout badge requirements, 21st century skills alignment, summer camp formats and structures, afterschool program best practices, adult program training and delivery mechanisms etc.

Keeps current on and shares research, case study of best practices, trends on youth and adult programs across the museum field.

Practices collaborative spirit in program conceptualization and implementation working with The Henry Ford education staff, venue program staff, and other departmental staff such as Marketing and Sales, Creative Services, ITS, Historical Resources, IMAX and exhibit staff, partners and vendors.

Participates on the exhibit development team (permanent and flex gallery exhibits) and contributes toward exhibit interpretation and presentation as the voice for visitors.

Must have 4-5 years’ experience in a leadership or managerial capacity working with youth and adult public programs in a community or cultural organization.  Position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in History, Science, Education, Technology, or Museum Studies, with a Master’s Degree desired. Requires proven knowledge and skill in developing educational experiences and building relationships with the non-K12 audience as well as adult and general visitor audiences; knowledge of audience needs, current engagement theories and best practices; and proven management abilities.

Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/frfkfb6

Program Coordinator [Center for Art and Community Partnerships at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design]

The Program Coordinator for the Center for Art and Community Partnerships will manage and direct the day to day logistics of CACP projects and programs, including: management of ongoing programs; conception and development of projects; oversight of project budgets; hiring of project leaders and MassArt students; communications with respective partners; site visits; collection of documentation, data and evaluations.

Supervision Received: Director, Center for Art and Community Partnerships.

Supervision Exercised:

Program/project leaders, students, and AmeriCorps*VISTA member.

PROGRAM MANAGEMENT

1. Serve as a liaison to and conduct meetings with partnering organizations and MassArt departments in regards to projects and programs

2. Develop and manage CACP programs and events in collaboration with community partners

3. Develop, manage and oversee the Artist in Residence (A.I.R.) programming at community sites

4. Manage and oversee MassArt community based and/or co-curricular Faculty projects working through the Center

5. Manage and oversee student program job placements including community-based work-study, A-Team, and AmeriCorps Student Leaders in Service

6. Work in concert with Student Development for CACP portion of new and transfer Orientation.

7.  Coordinate documentation of programs and projects

8. Work with other CACP staff as needed in the creation of infrastructure for CACP office as it relates to program management

COMMUNICATIONS

1. Oversee communication with MassArt staff, faculty and students regarding CACP projects including press releases and related publicity materials

2. Attend meetings of and share info with local community organizations, partnering institutions, and emerging partnership groups

3. Assist with MassArt Community Newsletter development

4. Assist with maintenance of community partner database

SUPERVISORY

1. Develop and conduct/oversee training for students working in community-based CACP programs

2. Provide orientation for and act as liaison between CACP Artist in Residence educators and community sites.

3. Oversee work-study student hires in community-based positions, conduct site visits and evaluations

4. Participate in MassArt student leadership process and oversee A-Team members.

5.Oversee AmeriCorps*VISTA member in relation to CACP programs and Student Leaders in Service members.

PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT AND EVALUATION

1. Assess programs, services, and outcomes through comprehensive evaluations

2. Maintain extensive photo and text archive of programs and projects

3. Assist Director in the preparation of quantitative and qualitative reporting of Center programming for grants

4. Assist Director in development of new partnerships projects by conducting site visits as needed with potential partners to determine level of commitment, need, program relevance to the Center’s mission, and Center’s capacity to engage in proposed project(s)

5. With Director, conduct research about local community issues and efforts, other higher education institutions’ work in the community and advise the Center on issues of under served populations, diversity and access to the visual arts.

6. Attend MA Campus Compact, Imagining America, and other conferences as needed for information sharing and professional development

ADMINISTRATIVE

1. Schedule and coordinate site-visits with community-based work-study sites.

2. Provide biweekly reporting of programs to Director

3. Other administrative duties as required.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

1. Evenings/weekend work, according to events/season

2. It should be noted that this position is heavily centered around community relations. The candidate should be comfortable with mobility.

3. Other duties as required

Review of applications will begin March 29th, 2011 and continue until the position is filled.

Those interested in applying should do so by visiting: careers.massart.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=50695

Conservation Technician [Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County]

Conservation Technician, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County is looking for a skilled Conservation Technician for the museum’s new permanent exhibition exploring the natural and cultural history of Los Angeles and Southern California. The Conservation Technician provides support to the Head of Conservation and Assistant Conservator to perform conservation activities related to the Museum’s new permanent History exhibit. We seek an experienced individual who demonstrates professionalism, sound judgment, flexibility, and excellent attention to detail to effectively implement conservation treatment steps and other tasks as directed.

Responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to:

§  Examine objects and prepare conservation assessments as required under the supervision of the Conservators

§  Perform conservation treatments on objects as required under the supervision of the Conservators

§  Prepare conservation documentation, including photography, condition reports, and treatment reports

§  Enter conservation information in the collections database system

§  Construct custom boxes and other housing for objects to help prevent damage during handling, storage, or transport

§  Assist in installation and de-installation of exhibit material under the supervision of Conservator(s), Registrar(s), and/or Collection Manager(s) as required

§  Assist in the crating, packing, moving, and storage of collections under the supervision of Conservator(s), Registrar(s), and/or Collection Manager(s) as required

§  Other conservation duties as assigned, such as mount making and environmental monitoring

This position has the following requirements:

§  Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate museum-related discipline (e.g., art history, fine art, or anthropology) required; additional education, training, and experience in conservation highly desirable

§  Minimum 2 years experience handling art, artifacts, or specimens, preferably working in a museum environment

§  Basic knowledge of the equipment, materials, and techniques used in the conservation of objects

§  Applicable fine art, craft, or fabrication skills and experience, including excellent hand skills

§  Excellent attention to detail and good writing skills required for condition reporting and other documentation

§  Experience with digital photography and image processing software (e.g., Adobe Photoshop)

§  Good computer skills (Microsoft Office Word and Excel); experience with KE EMu database highly desirable

§  Must have excellent team work, interpersonal, and communication skills to work closely with Museum Professionals (this includes but is not limited to Conservators, Registrars, Exhibits personnel, Technicians, Curators, Collection Managers, and Operations Staff) to ensure that all work is executed in a safe, proper and timely manner

§  Work is at times very physical, requiring extended periods of standing, stooping, walking, lifting, pulling, pushing, reaching, object handling, and tool use

§  Required to wear a respirator when necessary

Salary is commensurate with experience plus excellent benefits. This is a temporary, full time, exempt position with an end date anticipated in the fall of 2012.

Review of applications begins immediately and continues until position is filled. Interested candidates please visit www.nhm.org/jobs and click the link of the position for which you are interested or go directly to the online application by clicking https://home.eease.com/recruit/?id=550683. Please be sure to submit a letter of interest, a resume or short CV, and two professional references with your application.

The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please, No Phone Calls, No Fax.

Tania Collas

Head of Conservation

Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

900 Exposition Boulevard

Los Angeles, CA 90007

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