Paid Summer Internships [Highfield Hall]

Summer Internship: Environmental Education
Highfield Hall in Falmouth seeks a summer intern with environmental education expertise to assist the Education Coordinator in developing and teaching nature-based activities for Highfield’s new summer camp program for children ages 5–8. The internship requires a commitment of 20 hours in June for activity planning and six weeks of teaching during camp sessions (Monday through Friday, 8:30am–1:30pm, July 9 through August 16, 2012).

To qualify for this internship candidates must:

*   demonstrate a strong interest in environmental science and education
*   show enthusiasm for teaching young children
*   be comfortable working outdoors in all weather
*   be able to work independently and as part of a team
*   think creatively

A stipend of $1,000 will be offered to the appropriate candidate for a commitment of 140 hours. This is a brand-new program and a great resume-builder for a creative, self-motivated student who is pursuing a degree in environmental science and/or education and wishes to gain hands-on experience in an informal learning setting. Highfield Hall is a vibrant and lively organization; to learn more visit: www.highfieldhall.org <http://www.highfieldhall.org> .

Please send a letter of interest and resume to Caroline Inman, Education Coordinator, via email at cinman@highfieldhall.org and specify “Summer Intern, environmental education” in the subject line.

Summer Internship: Art Education
Highfield Hall in Falmouth seeks a summer intern with art education expertise to assist the Education Coordinator in developing and teaching arts-based activities for Highfield’s new summer camp program for children ages 5–8. The internship requires a commitment of 20 hours in June for activity planning and six weeks of teaching during camp sessions (Monday through Friday, 8:30am–1:30pm, July 9 through August 16, 2012).

To qualify for this internship candidates must:

*   demonstrate a strong interest in the arts and education
*   show enthusiasm for teaching young children
*   be comfortable working outdoors in all weather
*   be able to work independently and as part of a team
*   think creatively

A stipend of $1,000 will be offered to the appropriate candidate for a commitment of 140 hours. This is a brand-new program and a great resume-builder for a creative, self-motivated student who is pursuing a degree in art education and wishes to gain hands-on experience in an informal learning setting. Highfield Hall is a vibrant and lively organization; to learn more visit: www.highfieldhall.org <http://www.highfieldhall.org> .

Please send a letter of interest and resume to Caroline Inman, Education Coordinator, via email at cinman@highfieldhall.org and specify “Summer Intern, art education” in the subject line.

Curator of American Art [Peabody Essex Museum]

The Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) in Salem, MA, is entering a new era. In conjunction with a remarkable capital campaign and an upcoming expansion, PEM seeks an exceptional candidate to create and lead a distinctive program in American art. Museum Search & Reference is conducting the nationwide search.

The Curator of American Art is a new, endowed,
senior-level curatorship.

In November 2011, PEM made public its $650-million capital campaign. The increased resources and endowment will lead to expanded gallery space and the exciting opportunity to reinstall the collection and create new exhibitions, publications, and programming. The successful campaign and new strategic plan open up new opportunities to be part of PEM as it continues to be a leader among American museums. Scroll down for more information about PEM.

Job Summary

The Curator of American Art will be an experienced museum curator in 19th-century through mid-20th-century American painting and sculpture, with a broad knowledge of American art and decorative arts from Colonial to Modern. He/she will oversee 2 full curators (American Decorative Arts and Native American Art) and will at times lead exhibition teams. The Curator should be known nationally as an innovative and incisive scholar with a significant track record of exhibitions and publications; and for having built a museum’s collection through patronage.

Job Responsibilities

Guided by the museum’s global perspective, mission, and strategic plan, and by the leadership of Chief Curator Lynda Roscoe Hartigan, the Curator of American Art will put PEM’s American art collection on the national/international stage by:

  • Creating imaginative exhibitions to premiere at PEM and at times travel to major museums across the country and abroad.
  • Enhancing and shaping the growth of the American collection through gifts and patronage.

The Curator of American Art will:

  • Develop a dynamic range of exhibitions, along with publications and related programs that will increase PEM’s audience for American painting and sculpture and enhance patronage.
  • Create exhibitions that offer connections across time, cultures, media, and multiple disciplines.
  • Collaborate with all the curators and with the interpretation, education, design, integrated media, and marketing staff to ensure that the American art program meets the highest professional standards of creativity, innovation, quality, relevance, and audience engagement.
  • Work closely with the development department to acquire the resources necessary to sustain and enhance exhibitions, publications, and acquisitions.

Job Requirements

  • 10+ years of full curatorial experience, preferably at major art museums.
  • Master’s degree required. Ph.D. an asset, if combined with broad museum experience.
  • Demonstrated management skills in motivating, directing, and managing staff and consultants, and in coordinating and supporting curatorial activities of others.
  • Professional stature, with recognized reputation for original scholarship and fresh ideas.
  • Strong track record in developing and implementing innovative, effective exhibitions and publications in American art.
  • Passion for and expertise principally in 19th-c. and early 20th-c. American painting and sculpture, combined with broad knowledge of and appreciation for American art and culture of all eras, from Colonial to Modern.
  • Knowledge and know-how to create a greater audience for American art.
  • Excellent communication skills, including clear, persuasive writing and public speaking.
  • Experience in and talent for reinterpreting and re-installing collections in forward-thinking ways, with
    the capability to collaboratively re-install PEM’s American collection in the new gallery space.
  • Actively engaged in national and international trends, networks, and resources, including contacts with peers, collectors, and dealers in the field.
  • Experience managing projects and budgets.
  • Strategic vision and creativity, coupled with an entrepreneurial, self-motivated, and results-oriented work ethic.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the capacity to develop effective relationships with patrons, collectors, museum colleagues, and the Board of Trustees.

Excellent compensation/benefits package, commensurate with the advanced experience ought.

The Curator will enjoy the cultural and intellectual amenities of Salem, MA (Salem) and the metro-Boston area (Boston).

For full job requirements and profile: museum-search.com.

Please let us know about your nominations or your own interest in this exciting job.  Thank you.

Associate Museum Educator for Studio Programs [Metropolitan Museum of Art]

ASSOCIATE MUSEUM EDUCATOR FOR STUDIO PROGRAMS
Education Department
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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

The Associate Museum Educator for Studio Programs directs, co-plans,
implements, teaches, and evaluates programs that take place throughout
The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s spaces with the aim to engage young and
adult audiences with artistic processes, connect contemporary ideas with
past traditions, and help visitors explore art through a wide range of
modalities and from a variety of perspectives.  S/he establishes
strategic directions for Studio Programs at the Met in order to set
artistic processes and methods within cultural and historic contexts,
deepen artists’ own creative practice, and connect living artists with
the Museum. The Associate Educator establishes relationships within the
Museum, with the broader arts community, and builds audiences for these
programs through active outreach. S/he supervises one staff member as
well as a range of contract educators and teaching artists; s/he reports
to the Managing Museum Educator for Gallery and Studio Programs.

As a creative and experienced artist/educator, the Associate Educator
devises programs that thoughtfully capitalize on the Met’s unique
qualities and context as an encyclopedic art museum. S/he adeptly leads
teams and collaborates with artists, educators, curators, conservators,
scientists, and others to establish pedagogical frameworks for public
programs. S/he leverages past experiences that reflect a committed
engagement with contemporary and historical art practices; and also
draws from networks with artist and designer communities in New York
City or elsewhere. The Associate Educator has excellent organizational
skills and is able to manage multiple, logistically complex activities
simultaneously and within a museum setting. The Associate Educator
regularly teaches studio programs and other programs for a variety of
audiences in the Museum’s galleries and leads training sessions for
staff, volunteers, and contract educators.

Primary Responsibilities and Duties:
* Establish short and long-term goals for high quality, high impact
studio programs focused on creative processes that engage a range of
audiences; work closely with curators, conservators, and others to
identify opportunities that stem from collections or exhibitions.
* Identify key audiences for these programs, establish promotional
vehicles to build awareness of programs and attract participants.
* In collaboration with educators across the department and with those
who lead audience-specific programs, co-create, co-produce, and
co-evaluate program components that engage audiences in art-making or in
grasping artistic processes.
* Supervise teaching of Studio Programs, recruiting guest presenters and
new teaching artists for all studio programs and studio components of
other events; develop and implement teaching guidelines that sustain the
highest level of quality and support professional growth.
* Regularly teach studio programs for a variety of audiences as well as
teach in the Museum’s galleries for other key audiences; help train
volunteers, staff, and contract educators.
* Project manage artist residencies, including components of residencies
organized by other divisions or departments; coordinate and co-plan
events that are exclusive to artists; facilitate public interactions
between artists and audiences as well as behind-the-scenes interactions
with staff across the Museum; oversee logistics pertaining to these
activities.
* With digital media, curatorial, conservation, and other departments,
co-develop online resources and digital tools that support strategic
priorities.
* Supervise staff members who support Studio Program activities and
coordinate volunteers who support these programs.
* Work closely with the operational staff members who manage the Uris
Center for Education, monitor supply use and storage, and periodically
revisit and update parameters for supply management and studio/classroom
space use.
* Develop and monitor budgets, oversee and track statistics for Studio
Programs, and ensure that day-to-day program management is as efficient
and effective as possible.
* Regularly evaluate programs, identifying concrete outcomes for each,
and preparing reports for funders and stakeholders.
* Engage with and serve as a resource for peers across the field.
* Perform other related duties as necessary.

Requirements and Qualifications:
Experience and Skills:
* Minimum 5 years experience working in or with museums.
* Minimum 3 years experience working with artists, curators, and
conservators.
* Demonstrable excellence teaching studio art courses and workshops as
well as teaching with original works of art in a gallery setting for a
range of audiences.
* Demonstrable experience setting strategic goals for public programs,
prioritizing tasks to support these, and implementing and evaluating
such programs.
* Evidence of well-developed collaborative skills and of experience
leading teams through complex projects.
* Excellent organizational skills, including an ability to multitask and
proactively follow through on projects.
* Ability to strategically build audiences for programs and develop
promotional vehicles.
* Demonstrated capacity to communicate effectively and professionally
with different constituencies, verbally and in writing.

Knowledge and Education:
* Masters degree, with graduate or undergraduate degree in studio art,
art history, or related fields.
* Demonstrated knowledge of contemporary and historical art practices,
including first-hand knowledge of art-making processes and tools in at
least one medium/tradition.
* Demonstrated knowledge of teaching and learning with original works of
art in a museum setting.
* Strong awareness of the artistic and cultural landscape in New York
City and demonstrated understanding of how to tap the city’s resources
and initiate strategic partnerships when appropriate.
* Basic understanding of how to use digital resources to complement,
intensify, or expand program impact.
* Command of Microsoft Office Suite and solid computer skills required.

The Associate Museum Educator for Studio Programs 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@metmuseum.org
as a Word attachment only
with “Associate Museum Educator-SP” in the subject line
or mail to:
ATTN: HR-MW-AME/SP
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10028
Equal Opportunity Employer

Executive Director [Peabody Museum of Archaeology, Phillips Academy]

Museum Search & Reference announces the national search for the Director of the Robert S. Peabody Museum of Archaeology at Phillips Academy in Andover, MA.

Phillips Academy, Andover, seeks a full-time Director of the R. S. Peabody Museum of Archaeology. The Academy is a leading residential college-preparatory school (Phillips Academy).

The Peabody Museum holds major Native-American archaeological collections (500,000 artifacts, 25,000 photographs) from the Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest, Mexico, and the Arctic, covering 10,000 years. It is primarily a teaching museum and educational resource for the Academy and scholarly community (Peabody Museum).

Job Responsibilities

The Director and staff (4 museum professionals plus admin. asst.) collaborate with Academy faculty to integrate Museum resources, research, scholarship, and cross-cultural approach into the curriculum, producing interdisciplinary lessons and courses, organizing lectures and events, and leading expeditionary learning programs.

Drawing on the resources of the Academy and a national Advisory Committee, the Director oversees all facets of the Museum, from articulating the vision to managing the staff, budget, facility and collections, to building and maintaining relationships with scholars, alumni, donors, and Native communities.

Job Requirements

  • M.A. or Ph.D. in Archaeology, Anthropology, Native Cultures, or related field
  • 5+ years of administrative, archaeological, teaching, and museum experience
  • Sensitivity to Native issues; NAGPRA experience
  • Strong communication skills, collaborative style
  • Experience managing professional staff

For full job requirements and profile: museum-search.com.

Excellent compensation/benefits package, commensurate with experience. The Director will enjoy the cultural and intellectual amenities of the Academy and metro-Boston area (Boston).

Please let us know about your nominations or your own interest in this unique job.  Thank you.

Director of Education [Broad Art Museum]

Director of Education, Broad Art Museum, Michigan State University

Director of Education

The Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum seeks a dynamic and forward-thinking
Director of Education who will provide long and short-range planning for
all exhibition-related and museum-related programs including those for
students, educators, families, children, scholars, and the general public.
With the opening of its world-class museum, designed by Pritzker Prize
winning architect Zaha Hadid in Spring, 2012, Michigan State will emerge as
one of a handful of University museums devoted to international
contemporary art.

The Director of Education will join an energetic and professional group led
by the Founding Director, developing and implementing educational programs
for the Broad Art Museum. He/she will be a creative thinker who can foster
new ways of thinking about museum education. This is an extraordinary
opportunity to be a key player in the creation of a new museum of
contemporary art. The Broad Art Museum/MSU is unique among contemporary
museums in that it possesses an historical collection dating back to Greek
and Roman art. The museum’s exhibition program will actively engage
dialogues across the centuries with the benefit of this historical
collection.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

* Pursue and develop relationships with university faculty and
administrators across a range of disciplines to co-create collaborative
programs with the Museum;
* Develop, plan, and implement educational programs for diverse audiences,
including children, educators, community groups, the public and those with
disabilities and/or special needs;
* Work in close collaboration with the Curator to develop tours and
educational programs around the exhibitions and permanent collection;
* Work with Museum staff to develop new venues and formats for interchange,
programs for various audiences, and educational publications including:
books, guides, videos and/or software, and international
conferences/seminars for teachers, Broad Art Museum Web educational
materials.
* Develop detailed budgets and forecasts for educational programs;
* Work closely and cooperatively with private and state school systems in
scheduling tours and programs and ensure that all school-targeted programs
will reinforce MSU’s curriculum standards;
* Engage in outreach activities that will further the breadth and scope of
the Museum;
* Provide management, supervision to all educational programming, as well
as on-going training to educational staff, museum docents, interns and
volunteers;
* Foster curricular engagement with the Museum’s collections, exhibitions,
programs and initiatives, associated research materials, and staff
resources;
* Act as a conduit between faculty and museum staff to facilitate the
development of museum programs and exhibitions within the galleries that
support the research and teaching mission of the university;
* Regularly attend and participate in relevant meetings, symposia,
workshops, and other forums of brainstorming, information exchange and
logistical planning within the Museum and across the university;
* Maintains a global perspective on the university’s teaching, learning and
research resources; and acts as an ambassador for the Museum at various
venues.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Education and Work Experience: Minimum, MA; PhD preferred; at least five
years’ museum experience. Broad knowledge of art history and how the
contemporary can be contextualized in the larger scope of world art history
are strongly desired.

Skills and Abilities: Applicants must possess the ability to generate and
implement educational programs with a local, national and international
reach. The Director of Education will have demonstrably strong connections
to museum educator peers, and other institutional connections across the
U.S. and internationally. The Director of Education must be eager to fully
explore and work within a university environment, making connections
between art and a very extensive pool of academic disciplines. At the same
time, the Director of Education needs to be an outgoing member of the local
community, willing and able to make strong connections with the museum’s
local neighbors and visitors. Ability to work varied hours including
evenings and/or weekends depending on program needs.

The Director of Education will be a consummate professional and team
player. Ideally, the Director of Education will be able to dream big dreams
while being fully grounded in the day to day life and work of the museum.

Click on this link to access the job description and link to apply.
http://www.getmuseumjobs.com/East-Lansing-MI/director-of-education-2927835.h
tm