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Month: November 1971 (page 1 of 3)

Education & Garden Internships [Codman Community Farm]

Internships (unpaid positions, except where noted)

Education Intern:
Currently, the Farm is seeking an Educational Intern for this upcoming 2012 school tour season. The farm is committed to offering interns a wide variety of experiences from developing a farm tour and leading school groups to overseeing volunteers and marketing the program. Internships are available for winter and spring semester and during summer months. Applicants will need to complete and submit an internship application.  For more information please contact Laurie Bragg, Director of Outreach and Fundraising at

CCF Intern Application

Garden Intern:
Garden Internship available for the spring and summer of 2012. intern will be responsible for  designing, managing and caring for the Farm’s Pick and Pay garden, flower gardens on the property and establishing gardening workshops for a variety of audiences. Intern will also have the opprotunity to learn about farm and nonprofit management and participate in a variety of farm related activities. Applicants will need to complete and submit an internship application.  For more information please contact Laurie Bragg, Director of Outreach and Fundraising at

CCF Intern Application

Education Assistant [The Noguchi Museum]

Education Assistant
The Noguchi Museum

The Noguchi Museum is seeking a full-time Education Assistant.

The Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum is devoted to the
preservation, documentation, presentation, and interpretation of the work of
Isamu Noguchi. The Museum, the first in America established by a living
artist dedicated to his own work, contains the world’s richest holdings of
Noguchi’s art. The Museum actively seeks to provide knowledge, inspiration,
and stimulation for its current audiences, and at the same time to attract
new audiences and to provide an accessible resource for future generations.

The Noguchi Museum’s Education Department encourages and supports visitors
in forming a personal connection to the art, life, and vision of Isamu
Noguchi. In light of the philosophy of Isamu Noguchi, we particularly see
the Education Department as a resource to visitors, educators, and others
interested in an expanded concept of sculpture. In addition, The Noguchi
Museum’s Education Department invests in individuals, attending to each and
every program participant, as well as in the Museum’s local community, Long
Island City.

Job Description
The Education Assistant reports to the Head of Education; her/his
responsibilities include:
*  Supporting the Head of Education in the development and administration of
programs, in particular logistical and administrative work
*  Program coordination and communication with constituents and educators,
–  Scheduling, sending confirmation emails, and arranging all group visits
to the Museum;
–  Responding to telephone and email inquiries about the Museum (including
but not limited to queries related to education);
–  Sharing relevant Museum materials with educators and other interested
–  Maintaining an Access database of past and upcoming visits and contact
people for group visits;
–  Scheduling freelance educators for on- and off-site programs, and
communicating with educators about these programs;
–  Registering participants for family programs such as Art for Families and
Art for Tots.

*  Maintenance of the Education Room, including:
–  Managing and maintaining the inventory of education supplies, classroom
and storage spaces;
–  Collaborating with Facilities Department to ensure upkeep of room;
–  Planning and installing exhibitions of student work in the Museum’s
Education Room.

*  Communication with constituents, including:
–  Updating the Education section of the Museum’s website;
–  Sending e-blasts to educators, teens, and families;
–  Maintaining and posting on the Noguchi Teens facebook site.

*  Communication with other Museum departments, including:
–  Tracking statistics and numbers for use in grant proposals and other
Museum-related work;
–  Creating and sharing a weekly schedule of education programs
–  Participating in staff meetings and in the Museum’s Web committee
–  Teaching in the galleries.
–  Supervising high school interns placed at The Noguchi Museum through
Explore the Arts.
–  Contribute to the writing and design of promotional and educational

Candidates must have:

*  Excellent organizational skills and the ability to complete complex
administrative tasks efficiently and well.
*  A demonstrated interest in museum education, including an interest in
leading tours and other programs and in considering best practices in museum
*  Excellent communication skills, in particular the ability to assist
teachers and families in person and on the phone, and to work well with
educators and other colleagues, as well as the ability to work well with
*  Knowledge of Excel, MS Word, Access, and other basic office software.
*  Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite software and good design skills.
*  An interest in working with and learning about the art of Isamu Noguchi.
*  The ability to work in an open space environment.

In addition, preference will be given to candidates who possess:
*  An MA degree in museum education, visual art (MFA), art education, art
history, or a related field.
*  Experience working in museums, in particular in the education department
of an art museum.
*  Experience with art materials, either as a teacher or in their own
artistic practice.
*  Good writing skills.
*  Administrative and customer service experience.
*  Flexibility, self-motivation, the ability to think creatively, and a
sense of humor.

Competitive salary and benefits package.

Please send resume, cover letter and salary requirements to:

Education Department
The Noguchi Museum
32-37 Vernon Boulevard
Long Island City, NY 11106

Or email

The Noguchi Museum is an equal opportunity employer, and does not
discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual
orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, citizenship
status, veteran status, disability or any other criterion specified by
federal, state or local laws, in the administration of its employment

Museum Educator [Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center]

Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center full & P-T positions

The Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center (SEEC) is a unique museum-based
early childhood program located on the Smithsonian Mall in Washington, DC.
We are seeking enthusiastic, experienced individuals for Museum Educator
positions within SEEC, both full and part-time. Interested candidates will
have experience working in museum settings, as well as experience with
infants through kindergarten-aged children (minimum 3 years combined
experience required). Knowledge of museum content and theory, as well as
curriculum development is required. Individuals should have a master’s
degree in Museum Education with coursework in early childhood education or
a Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education with museum experience; at
least a bachelor’s degree with continuing education is required.

SEEC offers a highly professional staff and a supportive work environment,
and is accredited by NAEYC. SEEC is an equal opportunity employer. Please
learn more about SEEC on our website:

– Location: National Mall, Washington, DC
– Compensation: Salary commensurate with education and experience;
generous benefits offered
– This is at a non-profit organization.
– Principals only. Recruiters, please don’t contact this job poster.
– Phone calls about this job are ok.
– Please do not contact job poster about other services, products or
commercial interests.

Please email a resume and cover letter to Betsy Bowers at .

Volunteer Positions [Waterworks Museum]

The Waterworks Museum, which showcases the engineering, public health, and architectural history involved in the Chestnut Hill Reservoir and pumping station, seeks volunteers for a variety of positions.

Volunteers are crucial to the success of the Waterworks Museum. Through the efforts of our extraordinary volunteers, the museum is able to provide many quality programs and events throughout the year.

How Can You Help?

The volunteers of Waterworks Museum give their time and talents to support the following activities:

  • Tour Facilitators
  • Welcome Desk Greeters

And numerous other important activities that keep the Waterworks Museum moving forward!

Benefits of Volunteering at the Waterworks Museum

As a regular volunteer, you’ll enjoy:

  • invitations to special programs and lectures
  • museum parking pass

To learn more about volunteering at the Waterworks Museum, please visit their website. If you’re interested in volunteering, please contact Lauren Kaufmann at lauren.kaufmann[at]waterworksmuseum[dot]org or call 617-277-0065.

Marketing Coordinator [Mystic Arts Center]

Marketing Coordinator, Mystic Arts Center, CT

Marketing Coordinator
The Mystic Arts Center in Historic Downtown Mystic, CT seeks a
part-time Marketing Coordinator to work 20-24 hours a week.
Requirements: Experience in advertising, newsletter production, website,
social media networking and media relations. Ideal candidate thinks
strategically and creatively, maximizing results with a very limited
budget. Exceptional writing and communications skills; proficiency in
Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint) and web/internet.
Experience in arts or other nonprofit organization a plus.  Please
submit resume and cover letter including salary requirements and 3
references to: Mystic Arts Center, Attn: Karen Barthelson, 9 Water
Street, Mystic, CT  06355 or email to<>

Development Manager
The Mystic Arts Center in Historic Downtown Mystic, CT seeks a
part-time Development Manager to work 20-24 hours a week. Requirements:
Proven fundraising track record in corporate, foundation and major gift
solicitation, cultivation, and retention. Capital campaign experience
preferred. Exceptional writing/communication skills with successful
grant writing experience. Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel,
Access and PowerPoint) and web/internet. Please submit resume and cover
letter including salary requirements and 3 references to: Mystic Arts
Center, Attn: Karen Barthelson, 9 Water Street, Mystic, CT  06355 or
email to<>

Founded in 1913, the Mystic Arts Center (then the Society of Mystic
Artists) has continually grown and adapted over the years, expanding its
facility, staff, resources and programming to meet the needs of the
community.  MAC is open year-round, seven days a week, and maintains
active education and exhibition schedules in addition to collaborating
with other community organizations to offer an array of enriching
cultural events for the region.

Mystic Arts Center is the vibrant hub connecting community, creative
expression and rich artistic heritage.  The mission of the Mystic Arts
Center is to foster the creation, understanding, appreciation, and
enjoyment of the arts through exhibitions, education programs and
cultural collaborations.  MAC maintains a permanent collection of
artwork by members of the Mystic Arts Colony and its founding artists.
These historic works help visitors to make connections between the
current community of Mystic artists and Mystic’s early artists. They
also serve as primary sources for the study of Mystic’s early 20th
century history. The Mystic Arts Center organizes approximately 14
exhibitions a year in four galleries totaling nearly 4,000 square feet.
These exhibitions offer opportunities for aspiring and accomplished
artists as well as the general public to exhibit and view art of all

Education programs at MAC began as early as the 1940s with a need for
arts instruction. As demand and support for the program increased, a
studio wing was added to the facility in 1999. This year, MAC offered an
array of studio-based classes, reaching almost 600 individuals. School
outreach was introduced about 10 years ago and today serves over 1,400
students and teachers in New London County. Diverse public offerings
also include art history lectures, artists’ talks, guided art trips,
evening socials, family programs, pre-school classes and off-site
programs. A strategic initiative of the Education Department this year
connected select public programs to exhibitions, providing a richer
context for and deeper engagement with the art on exhibition in our

MAC serves as a convener for both our public and our peer
organizations. Weekly, we open our studios for public use by artists and
creative families in the community. We partner with Arts Café Mystic to
present readings by world-renowned poets and rent the facility at a much
reduced rate for fellow local non-profits.

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