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Museum Educator [Brooklyn Museum]

Brooklyn Museum

Position:        Museum Educator
Department: School Programs, Education

(Full-time, union position)

Requirements: Individual must be a thoughtful practitioner with a BA in art
history, history, anthropology, education, visual arts, or a related field,
with at least one year of museum education experience. Excellent research,
communication, organization, and interpersonal skills are necessary, as is
experience teaching K-12 students in a gallery setting. Individual must have
knowledge of child development, museum education theory, and evaluation
methods, as well as experience developing lessons, educational materials,
and public programs. Candidate should have a strong desire to work with
schoolchildren and an interest in collaborating with schoolteachers and
Museum staff at all levels. Additional museum experience is strongly

Responsibilities: The Museum Educator will collaborate with staff in the
Education Division on the development and execution of interpretive programs
and resources for students and teachers. His/her primary programming and
teaching responsibilities will be working with school-based teachers and
administrators to conceive, implement, and manage single visits and
multi-visit programs that include professional development for teachers.
Individual will research, prepare, teach, and evaluate school programs
related to the Museum’s permanent collection and special exhibitions.
Educator will also participate in the Education Division’s Teaching Lab,
collaborate on teacher workshops, contribute to the development of enhanced
access services for audiences with special needs, and prepare teaching
materials for special exhibitions as time permits. Individual will assist in
other projects as needed, working with colleagues throughout the Education
Division and the Museum.

Reports to: School Programs Manager

Salary: $32,198

Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, thirty-five-hour work week with occasional
weekend work.

To apply: Please send cover letter and resume by e-mail (preferred) to or by mail to Brooklyn Museum, Attn.
School Programs, 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn NY 11238 by September 19,

Staff Curator [US Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs]

The U.S. Department of the Interior, Indian Affairs has a job posting for a Staff Curator, GS-13. This is NOT an entry-level position. The collections – numbering 5.7 million objects – are primarily archaeological, including NAGPRA cultural items, and are housed in both Federal and non-Federal repositories throughout the United States. The Staff Curator will also have direct oversight for ethnographic and historical collections, as well as artwork, in the Washington, D.C. metro area. The duties are primarily in collections management and registration work.

There are two postings for ONE position; applicants should refer to the posting for their status.

This one is open to ALL U.S. citizens:

And this version is for current/former Feds and those who qualify under Indian preference:

Director of Individual Giving [Chicago Children’s Museum]

Director of Individual Giving

General Job Function: The Director of Individual Giving is responsible for the management and growth of a Major Gifts program for Chicago Children’s Museum. This person is responsible for the attainment of annual revenue goals as well as personally participating in and coordinating the cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of individual major gifts.

Principle Responsibilities:

Manage and grow major gifts program (65%)

  • With VP of Individual Giving, set strategy for a major gifts program
  • Execute Major Gifts program, including planning, organizing, and setting financial goals and measurement
  • Identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward an individual giving portfolio of major gift donors
  • Develop a planned giving program
  • With Events Coordinator, plan and execute events for major donor
  • Support the major gift work of CCM’s Board of Directors and other CCM Boards
  • With CCM development staff, refine and collaborate on case for support

Work with Individual Giving team to manage and grown Annual Fund program (25%)

  • Work with Individual Giving team to grow annual fund program
  • With Individual Giving team, develop a moves management strategy to increase donor base and move donors from annual fund to major gift level

Management (10%)

  • Contribute to annual planning and goal setting
  • Assist VP of Individual Giving in overall development and management of financial goals and expense projections
  • With development department staff, coordinate with other museum departments to fund program/exhibit priorities
  • As appropriate, participate in institution-wide discussions and assist in implementing CCM’s foundational documents
  • Participate in Campaign planning and strategy as needed

Position Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • 6-8 years fundraising experience with emphasis on major gifts and individual giving
  • Self-starter who is detail oriented with a strategic vision
  • Creative and entrepreneurial
  • Strong work ethic and the desire to thrive in a demanding environment
  • Ability to handle changing situations and meet deadlines a must
  • Ability to work effectively in a multifaceted, team environment
  • Engaging leader and people person
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills with individuals and groups

Special Knowledge & Skills:

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Raiser’s Edge
  • Proven track record of relationship building and successful major gifts
  • Extensive knowledge of Chicago philanthropic community

Demonstrated Competencies:

  • Strong organizational and planning skills as well as demonstrated creativity, resourcefulness, and effectiveness
  • Strong communication skills, with excellent written and verbal presentation skills

Hours/Physical Requirements of the Position: Full-time position, including some evenings and weekend hours. Occasional lifting of boxes and traveling offsite to local and/or regional events.

Apply Now

Musuem Education Coordinator [Danforth Museum of Art]

Job Title:



How to Apply:

Museum Education Coordinator

The Danforth Museum of Art is seeking a
creative and energetic Education Coordinator
who will develop and implement museum
education programs for all ages. Position
includes training of Adult and Teen Docents;
oversight and scheduling of school tour
programs; creation of educational materials,
family guides and gallery activities. Education
Coordinator collaborates with other department
staff, including the School of Art and Curatorial
Department, for program planning. Reports to
the Director of Education.

Minimum job requirements are a degree in art,
art education or museum education; 1-5 years
of work experience; excellent computer skills
(MS Excel, Word and Outlook); the ability to
multi-task and excellent communication,
organizational and interpersonal skills. Preferred
candidates have an MA in Museum Education,
experience working in a Tour/Docent program,
knowledge of Mass Curriculum Standards and a
working knowledge of VTS.

Please send letter of interest and resume to

Museum Education Associate/Museum Educator [Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum]

Full Time Museum Education Associate / Museum Educator

The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is one of America’s leading historic,
cultural and educational institutions. As an educational and cultural
not-for-profit institution centered on the aircraft carrier Intrepid, a
National Historic Landmark, the Museum is dedicated to promoting the
awareness and understanding of history, science and service through its
collections, exhibitions and programming. Opened in 1982, the Museum has
welcomed more than 10 million visitors and currently welcomes almost one
million visitors annually. The Museum’s mission is “to honor our heroes,
educate the public and inspire our youth.” The Museum pursues this mission
through a dynamic and enriching exhibition environment recounting human
stories behind the machinery on display; a credible, innovative, and
engaging education program supplementing classroom academic learning in
history and science; and extensive public programs honoring the men and
women who selflessly serve our country and inspire our youth.

The Museum Education Assistant/Museum Educator is a full-time position in
the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum’s dynamic and collaborative Education
Department reporting to the Manager of School Programs. Within the Museum’s
active education environment, this person will be a creative, energetic,
organized and well-spoken, and will deliver inquiry-based, history and
science school programs for both museum-based and outreach programs. When
not working with groups, this position provides support for the department
that includes record keeping for all department purchases and invoices,
ordering department supplies, keeping program supply areas organized,
liaising with special events for in-house education programming needs, and
maintaining the department’s programming calendar.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

* Deliver Museum-based interdisciplinary and interactive tours and workshops
to K-12 students.
* Deliver dynamic outreach programs at libraries, senior centers and other
community organizations.
* Lead weekday and weekend gallery demonstrations in the Museum’s new
interactive areas for general visitors, families and groups.
* Assist with weekday, weekend and evening educational programs, including
workshops, classes, seminars, summer camps, overnight visits, distance
learning through video conferencing technology, public programs, and teacher
* Deliver programming for all audience groups, prepare lesson plans and
program materials, set-up classroom and gallery spaces for programming,
databases, evaluation.
* Work with other education staff to develop new innovative programs as
assigned and assist in departmental strategic planning as assigned.
* Provide department support – on-going upkeep of spreadsheets for purchases
and invoices, order department supplies, and organize program supply areas.
* Represent the Education Department at inter-departmental meetings
including those about special events at the Museum and for in-house
education programming needs.
* Maintain the department’s yearly internal programming calendar.
* Perform other duties as assigned that furthers the department’s mission.

The ideal candidate will have a BA/BS or MA in Education, American History,
Science or Museum Studies and a minimum of one to two years teaching
experience working with K-12 student groups. Proven experience teaching in
schools, museums, or similar venue preferred. This candidate should have
strong audience rapport, classroom/group management skills and organization
skills, familiarity with the New York City Department of Education’s
standards for the sciences and social studies as well as be proficient in MS
Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook, and the Internet. Proficiency in a
language other than English a plus. Experience with audiences with special
needs is desired. The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic team
member with strong written and verbal communication skills. Candidates must
have strong organizational skills, be able to manage multiple projects, be
energetic and creative. Ability to work weekends, holidays, and evenings as

For consideration e-mail resume with salary requirements to: Be sure to include the title of the position you
are interested in and your salary requirements. ONLY those candidates
presenting salary history will be contacted.


Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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