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Exhibit Designer [Oregon Museum of Science and Industry]

The Oregon Museum of Science & Industry in Portland, OR seeks an Exhibit

The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry is seeking a full-time Exhibit
Designer that will lead multi-disciplinary teams through the design process
of major projects by designing interactive exhibits, environments and
graphics for print, screen and three dimensional structures.

The ideal candidate will have advanced knowledge of interactive exhibit
design, materials, production and manufacturing processes, industry best
practices, and informal education, ability to create detailed shop drawings,
ability to accurately cost projects, develop and manage budgets,
professional communication skills, both written and oral, including ability
to communicate science principles in a hands-on, informal learning
environment, advanced knowledge of graphic, two- and three-dimensional
design, demonstrate proficiency in sketching, computer aided design (CAD)
and Adobe Creative Suites applications (expert knowledge of Photoshop and
Illustrator), including interfacing with production softwares such as
AutoCAD, Solidworks and CNC softwares, ability to create, coordinate and
perform design presentations to internal and external clients, ability to
work with vendors and freelance designers, ability and experience in making
formal business presentations to outside clients, excellent organizational,
analytical and problem solving skills, ability to exercise initiative and
good judgment in anticipating problems before they arise, strong time
management skills, excellent attention to detail with a high degree of
accuracy, ability to work independently as well as in teams, ability to work
under pressure with flexibility, ability to effectively manage and track
multiple projects simultaneously, prioritize, work well under pressure with
a high degree of accuracy, and meet stringent and overlapping deadlines,
demonstrated skills in teamwork and collaboration with colleagues, with
varied skills and responsibilities meeting individual, departmental and
organizational deadlines, and understanding of confidentiality and protocol.
Nonprofit experience and museum experience is preferred.

Candidate must have a Bachelor’s Degree in Exhibit Design, Environmental
Design, Architecture or Industrial Design or equivalent combination of
experience and education, minimum 2 year of coordination and project
management skills, minimum 1 year of experience working with the public,
formal and informal settings, minimum 6 years of exhibit design experience,
or similar field, minimum 3 years of informal experience in museum-based
design, and pass pre-employment and/or pre-duty checks, such as criminal
background check and reference checks.  Bilingual – Spanish/English and
experience working with volunteers is preferred.

Pay Range: $36,919 – $55,379 per year.

Position open until filled.

If this sounds like the perfect position, please visit<> to apply!
Applications are available to download on our website, as well as pick up in
the Employment Office. To submit your application you have the option to
fax, email, mail or drop off in person your completed application materials

Attention: Human Resources
1945 SE Water Avenue
Portland, OR 97214

OR Fax: 503.239.7818 or Email:<file:///C:


OMSI is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Arts Program Educator [Boston Children’s Museum]

The Boston Children’s Museum in Boston, MA seeks an Arts Program Educator


DATE: September 27, 2011

Boston Children s Museum Educators are responsible for developing and
delivering quality, educational, fun programs on a variety of topics for all
visitors. The Educator – Arts Program Manager is part of this team with a
focus on Visual Arts.


*   Develop and lead engaging, varied, educational and fun interactive
experiences, public programs, and special events for children and families.

*   Develop and lead educational programs for students and teachers that
support accepted learning standards.

*   Act as lead planner and educator for special events and festivals
focusing on arts.

*   Assist with multidisciplinary programs, major events, school vacation
week and summer programming as directed by the Senior Manager of Public

*   Train and mentor other Educators, floor staff, interns and volunteers.

*   Contribute ideas, creativity and perspective to Museum programming

*   Serve visitors from diverse populations with age appropriate
programming in a courteous and professional manner.

*   Act as exhibit mentor for the Art Studio.

*   Participate in Gallery planning committee.

*   Act as liaison to the early childhood arts education community.



*   BA/BS with a minimum of 2 year of experience in teaching, museum
studies, cultural studies, performing arts, etc.

*   Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of informal education and
family learning in setting such as children s museums is desirable.

*   Bilingual or fluency in Spanish, Chinese, or other language desirable.

*   Excellent written and oral communication skills. Comfortable presenting
to large groups.

*   Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability work well with
multicultural, intergenerational audiences, in an energetic, friendly,
outgoing, and professional manner.

*   Excellent organizational and computer skills.


*   Weekend, school vacation, and holiday hours are required.

*   Lots of walking and/or standing, occasional lifting of materials of up
to 25 lbs.

If you are interested, please send cover letter, resume and salary history

by fax to: (617) 423-3213

by mail to:
Human Resources
Boston Children’s Museum
308 Congress Street
Boston, MA 02210

by email to:

(Please submit as a Microsoft Word file and not as an HTML or ZIP file)

Director of Programs and Exhibitions [New Children’s Museum]

The New Children’s Museum in San Diego, CA seeks a Director of Programs &

Department: Programs and Exhibitions
Reports to: Executive Director
Type of position: Full-time, Exempt

The New Children’s Museum

200 West Island Avenue
San Diego, California 92101

Position Description

Reporting to the Executive Director (ED), the Director, Programs and
Exhibitions is a key leadership position responsible for the overall
strategic vision, management and integration of NCM’s Exhibition, Visitor
Experience, and Education programs. The Director, Programs and Exhibitions
oversees all aspects of the museum experience and is the managerial backbone
that directs the work of the Exhibitions, Visitor Experience and Education

The position is responsible for ensuring that the creative direction
instigated by the ED and Board is implemented in all aspects of programming.
In addition, this position oversees how the creative team coordinates with
all other museum functions and work groups. The Director, Programs and
Exhibitions directs and manages day to day operations of the department and
all project, program and administrative budgets. It is the fundamental
responsibility of the Director, Programs and Exhibitions to prioritize
programming projects against institutional cash flow.

The Director, Programs and Exhibitions provides supervision, support and
mentorship to a team of 7 full time and over 25 part-time employees who are
responsible for generating the NCM experience. This team includes the:

*   Assistant Curator, Exhibitions
*   Manager, Visitor Experience
*   Coordinator, Education
*   Coordinator, Visitor Engagement
*   Exhibitions Coordinator & Preparator
*   Preparator, Studio Arts
*   Museum Guide Lead
*   Part-time Museum Guides, camp counselors, and seasonal program

Principal Directorial Responsibilities:

*   Serves as key member of organizational leadership team, collaborating
with Board of Directors, ED, and Senior Staff on executing NCM’s Mission and
Vision and ensuring that NCM’s Mission and Vision are integrated in all
programs and visitor experiences
*   Provides leadership, expertise and inspiration to NCM’s ED and Board of
Directors and supports fundraising, marketing and special events as needed
*   Fosters relationships with strategic partners who strengthen and
complement NCM’s programs
*   Strengthen, maintain and work to extend the museum’s role within the
San Diego arts community, and serve as primary spokesperson for the Programs
and Exhibitions team
*   Builds credibility for and stewards NCM’s reputation as a one of a kind
model for contemporary art programming for children and families and a
thought leader in creativity and innovation
*   Provides leadership, guidance and support to team of seven full time
staff in a manner that promotes collaboration, open communication, creative
problem-solving and professional development
*   Oversees and provides vision for all exhibition, visitor experience,
and education programs with emphasis on executing NCM’s focus on serving
schools and engaging visual artists in all aspects of content development
*   Directs all administration of the department, including a departmental
budget, contracts, personnel-related issues, and hiring and directing key
program staff

Programmatic Responsibilities:


*   Develop and manage exhibition budget including exhibition development
and annual maintenance
*   Develop and oversee all the commissioning of all artists, including
contracts, project development and individual project budget management
*   Oversee final design and installation of all exhibitions
*   Direct maintenance priorities for 2 year thematic exhibition


*   Direct NCM Serves Schools Programs, including providing ongoing
understanding to ED and Board about how NCM can best serve the region’s
school and education communities
*   Oversee NCM summer and day camp programs, ensuring that the program
deliver on its goals to be a mission driven experience and opportunity for
families to connect NCM’s core values and principles at the most intensive
*   Direct all museum facilitation and visitor engagement, including
management of the Creative Team, Artists Lens program and other education
content development
*   Ensure programmatic adherence to NCM’s stated Goals for Education

Visitor Experience

*   Direct all activities and tasks associated with staffing and operating
the public spaces of the museum
*   Ensure that the balance of projects, programs and activities offered
for visitors reflect NCM’s commitment to serving a broad audience and core
beliefs in respecting art and respecting children
*   Set standards for and oversee hiring and training of museum floor staff
to ensure the highest level customer service and visitor safety
*   In coordination with Marketing and Communication department, lead
efforts to track and analyze attendance and develop audience driving
programs and initiatives


*   Bachelor of Arts degree required
*   Minimum of 5 years non-profit management experience in museum/arts
administration, exhibition development, and/or education
*   Career arc that demonstrates a strong interest in contemporary art and
a history of working with living artists and communicating their ideas.
*   Highly developed skills in communication, organization and management
*   Proven track record in precise budget management
*   Must be an exceptional role model and coach with a demonstrated ability
to lead a team to accomplish goals in a supportive, collaborative and
empowering manner
*   Excellent strategic planning, entrepreneurial and problem-solving
skills – must have a positive, creative approach to both and be an
imaginative, flexible and resourceful individual
*   Demonstrated ability to synthesize ideas, develop effective plans and
execute them with excellence

Physical Demands
The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must
be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of
this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties
of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, talk, see and hear.
The employee is required to stand, walk and lift or move up to 30-50 pounds.
The employee must be able to verbally communicate in a concise manner.

Work Environment
The majority of work is performed in a museum environment with attendant
noise level and requires observance of safe work practices, fire
regulations, and avoidance of falls, trips, and similar office work hazards.
Due to the nature of the position, some weekend and evening hours will be

To Apply
Please submit your resume and salary requirements along with a thoughtful
cover letter that clearly describes how your skills and experience meet the
qualifications of this position. Additionally, please be sure to explain
your interest in pursuing or continuing your career in the non-profit
sector. Email resume and cover letter to<> and reference
“NCM- Director,Programs & Exhibitions” in the subject line. No phone calls

Curator of Education [New Jersey State Museum]

Job Opening
Curator of Education
New Jersey State Museum

The New Jersey State Museum seeks a Curator of Education with responsibility
for all Museum educational programming.  The Curator selects, plans, manages
and evaluates a diverse slate of educational programming for the general
public and school audiences.  The Curator of Education – in partnership with
exhibition curators – is also responsible for developing exhibition-specific
curriculum guides and educational materials including programs, activity
sheets, interactive devices, docent tours, as well as other materials as
required.  The Curator of Education is responsible for managing the Bureau
of Education’s operations: maintains budget and program statistics,
supervises staff and volunteers, contributes to relevant grant applications,
and participates in professional associations, as well as the overall
planning of the Museum’s exhibitions, events and public programs.  Knowledge
of marketing and community outreach, as well as a comfort with public
speaking and instruction is desirable; performs related work as required.

Requirements – Experience:  Five (5) years of professional experience in the
field of education, three (3) years of which shall have been as
administrator of an education department in a major cultural institution or
an accredited museum and shall have included experience in public
information, mass communications and internet-based media.  Education:
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree
supplemented by a Master’s degree in Education, Education Administration,
Curriculum Development, Museum Studies or in one of the Museum’s subject
areas.  License: Appointees will be required to possess a driver’s license
valid in New Jersey only if the operation of a vehicle, rather than employee
mobility is necessary to perform the essential duties of the position.
Residency:  New Jersey Residency required.  If you do not reside in New
Jersey, you have one year after the date you begin employment to relocate
your residence to New Jersey.  Salary: $75,673.05 – $107,990.52.

Applicants should submit a letter and resume by October 21, 2011 to:
Anthony Gardner, Executive Director
New Jersey State Museum
P.O. Box 530
Trenton, NJ 08625-0530

New Jersey Department of State is an EEO/AA Employer

Family Programs Manager [Museum of History Miami]

Family Programs Manager‹Museum of HistoryMiami. The Museum of
HistoryMiami (MHM), located in downtown Miami, is a well-established
institution with approximately 35 full and part-time employees and an
annual budget of $ 3 million. MHM maintains active permanent, changing
and traveling exhibition programs, dedicated to interpreting the history
and contemporary life of South Florida and the Caribbean. The new Family
Programs Manager will collaborate with education staff to create
innovative family programs for diverse audiences, including camps,
public programs, and community outreaches. He/she will supervise camp
staff and various museum educators, and coordinate relationships with
various vendors.

By October 31, send letter of interest, resume, salary requirements,
electronic portfolio and names of three references to Cecilia Dubon
Slesnick, Vice President, Education and Visitor Services, HistoryMiami,
101 W. Flagler St., Miami, FL 33130, or email

Job Responsibilities

Curriculum development and management of  Museum Camps, including One
Day  Camp, Week Camp, Summer Camp and Camp-Ins.

Curriculum development and management of daily gallery programs.

Curriculum development and management of monthly Family Fun Day.

Management of community outreaches.

Train and supervise staff of museum educators for programs.

Supervise outside contractors for programs.

Manage and develop budget for all Family Programs.

Increase participation/ attendance for all Family Programs.

Other duties as directed.
Position Specifications

Education‹Requires a minimum of Bachelors Degree in Art Education,
Education, History, Art History or other like field. Three years’
experience in museum education programming or related field and minimum
of two years’ management experience.
Knowledge of Object Based Learning and Inquiry Based Learning
Organized and creative with critical thinking and efficient problem
solving skills.
Demonstrated ability to work in a team, with leadership qualities.
Strong Project management skills are essential as is the ability to
multitask .
Bi-lingual (Spanish) a plus.

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