Coordinator of Education [Reynolda House Museum of American Art]

Reynolda House Museum of American Art, an affiliate of Wake Forest University, has an opening for a Coordinator of Education,  FT with benefits.   Those interested in applying are encouraged to visit the Careers section of the Wake Forest University website or follow the link to  https://wakejobs.silkroad.com

Due to the anticipated interest in this position, none of the staff of the education department will be able to respond to any direct inquiries.  We look forward to reviewing all qualified applications and thank everyone in advance for their interest in the museum.

Volunteer Collection Assistants, Volunteer Administrative Assistants [Museum Village]

Volunteer Collections Assistants are immediately needed to assist in ILMS and NYSCA grant-funded projects. This is a great opportunity for history, education and museum studies students to get professional growth experience at a living history museum. Duties may include digital imaging, data entry on a Past Perfect collections database, research, archiving, collections care, interactive education development, and exhibition design and development. The positions are at Museum Village in Monroe, NY, which is less than an hour drive from NYC in Orange County; it is easily accessible by bus or train. The living history museum is a rural setting of some 30 structures that house a collection in excess of 25,000 artifacts; its interpretative setting is 1860-1910. Send a resume and cover letter highlighting your education and work experience by mail to: Dr. Robert Schmick, Director of Museum Operations, Museum Village, 1010 Route 17M,
Monroe, NY 10950, or email: rschmick@museumvillage.org .

Volunteer Museum Administrative Assistants are immediately needed. This is a rare
opportunity to get professional growth experience at a living history museum training directly
with museum professionals. Duties would be project based, and they would include work
on fundraising, educational outreach, membership development, public relations, grant
application preparation. The positions are at Museum Village in Monroe, NY, which is less
than an hour drive from NYC in Orange County; it is easily accessible by bus or train. The
living history museum is a rural setting of some 30 structures that house a collection in excess
of 25,000 artifacts; its interpretative setting is 1860-1910. Send a resume and cover letter
highlighting your education and work experience by mail to: Dr. Robert Schmick, Director
of Museum Operations, Museum Village, 1010 Route 17M, Monroe, NY 10950, or email:
rschmick@museumvillage.org .

Collections Associate [Museum Village]

Two paid positions as Collections Associates are immediately available to continue work on an
ILMS grant funded project to inventory and photograph a large collection of American material
culture from the 18th, 19th, and early 20th century. The 35-40 hour per week positions would
entail some initial training, digital imaging and data entry using Past Perfect software; some
research will be required for preliminary identification of objects. Some lifting and adaptability
to dusty spaces will be required. The successful candidate should have completed collections
management course work or have collections experience, including familiarity with care and
preservation. Other duties may include assistance on exhibition development, digital archiving,
and the development of interactive educational resources. The positions are at Museum Village
in Monroe, NY, which is less than an hour drive from NYC in Orange County; it is easily
accessible by bus or train. The living history museum is a rural setting of some 30 structures that
house a collection in excess of 25,000 artifacts; its interpretative setting is 1860-1910. Send a
resume and cover letter highlighting your education and work experience by mail to: Dr. Robert
Schmick, Director of Museum Operations, Museum Village, 1010 Route 17M, Monroe, NY
10950, or email: rschmick@museumvillage.org.

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@kittleman.net.  For more information, please visit The Franklin Institute’s website at www.fi.edu.

Education Director [Museum at Eldridge Street]

MUSEUM AT ELDRIDGE STREET
Posted: May 10, 2011. Open Until Filled

Title:                 Education Director
Reports to:        Executive Director
Status:              Full-time, Sunday -Thursday

The Museum at Eldridge Street presents the culture, history and traditions of the great wave of Jewish immigrants to the Lower East Side, drawing parallels with the diverse cultural communities that have settled in America. The Museum is located within the Eldridge Street
Synagogue, which opened its doors in 1887. Nearly lost to time, harsh weather, and limited use, this National Historic Landmark has been faithfully restored to its original, evocative grandeur. Tours, exhibits, and public and educational programs tell the story of the generations that carried religious traditions to a new country, and celebrate America¹s broad cultural traditions. Visit
www.eldridgestreet.org to learn more.

Overall Responsibilities:
The Education Director conceives, manages, evaluates, and helps to promote and raise funds for K-12 educational and family programs for the Museum at Eldridge Street.

Specific Responsibilities:
€           Develop, implement, and oversee K-12 educational and family programs focused on Jewish culture, Lower East Side immigrant history and architecture/historic preservation
€           Develop age-specific curricular materials to support classroom learning
€           Design and lead professional development programs for teachers
€           Participate in the marketing of school programs including the cultivation of relationships with schools and individual teachers, growing the educator contact list and preparing web and other printed materials
€           Serve as the Museum at Eldridge Street¹s liaison to NYC Department of Education, independent and parochial schools, Cool Culture, and other educational organizations
€           Develop and oversee the Museum¹s access initiatives for visitors with special needs
€           Design, distribute, and assess program evaluations for both educational and family program offerings
€           Assist Director of Institutional Advancement in the creation of grants and funding reports specifically to support educational and family programming
€           Schedule and lead tours and educational programs for individuals, schools, and family visitors
€           Manage recruitment, training and evaluation of docents and per diem educators for school and family programs
€           Collaborate with the Director of Visitor Services on docent professional development, evaluation, and enrichment.
€           Collaborate with Director of Cultural Programs on planning, implementation and evaluation of Tu B¹Shvat Winter Garden Festival for Families
€           Collaborate with Director of Cultural Programs on the implementation of the annual ³Egg Rolls & Egg Creams² Festival
€           Prepare and oversee education department and specific education and family program budgets
€           Participate in the Museum¹s institutional long-range strategic and organizational planning

Desired Qualifications:
Three-to-five years experience as an educator or museum educator. Masters in Museum Studies or Education preferred but not required. Experience working with people of all ages. Knowledge of Word, Excel, PowerPoint & other Windows software required.  The candidate should be an excellent communicator, excellent writer, mature, highly organized, responsible, flexible and extremely personable.

To Apply:
Submit cover letter and resume to the attention: Executive Director at bdimun[at]eldridgestreet[dot]org.
No phone calls, please. The Museum at Eldridge Street is an equal opportunity employer.