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Month: February 1972 (page 2 of 5)

Catalog Volunteer [Kingston Historic Museum]

Kingston Historic Museum seeks catalog volunteer.
Kingston, NH 03848

The Kingston Historic Museum is a purely volunteer run organization. It houses an extensive collection of artifacts, documents, and photographs. Much of these items are not cataloged in anyway, leaving the group with little way to know what import information they have. We are seeking a volunteer with cataloging experience to sort and create an index of our historic document collection. Our hope is to have a searchable database listing the basic content of each
document (such as Excel or Access). As well as a system which allows documents to be easily found (such as accession numbers). This will hopefully include proper storage techniques including Mylar encapsulation, acid free folders and boxes.

Those interested please contact Ruth Albert, (603) 642-5508.

Panorama Fellow [Dyer Library and Saco Museum]

The Dyer Library and Saco Museum seek a Fellow to assist with the exhibition and presentation of the Moving Panorama of Pilgrim’s Progress from June through November of 2012. This is a temporary, part-time position with a salary of $7,260 for 22 weeks. The Panorama Fellow will assist with the installation and deinstallation of the panorama in two discrete exhibition locations, will provide a security presence in the Pepperell Mill (Biddeford) location for approximately 30 hours per week throughout the run of the exhibition, will provide formal and informal tours of the exhibit, and will assist with planning and staffing panorama-related programs and events. This position reports to the Museum Director and will also take direction from the Education and Program Manager for the purposes of related programming. This position is an excellent pre-professional opportunity; preference will be given to degree candidates or recent recipients in art history, history, museum studies, or other related fields. To apply, please send a letter of interest, a resume, and names and phone numbers of three references to or Panorama Fellow Search, Saco Museum, 371 Main Street, Saco, ME 04072. No phone calls, please. For more information about the panorama, visit

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Education Coordinator [Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation]


The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation is seeking an Education Coordinator.
As a member of the
Education Department, the Education Coordinator will provide administrative
support for the
department and to the Deputy Director and Gail Engelberg Director of
Education. The position will
also work closely with the Education Associate.

Founded in 1937, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation is dedicated to
promoting the
understanding and appreciation of art, architecture, and other
manifestations of visual culture,
primarily of the modern and contemporary periods. The Guggenheim realizes
this mission through
exceptional exhibitions, education programs, research initiatives, and
publications. The Guggenheim
strives to engage and educate an increasingly diverse international
audience through its unique
network of museums and partnerships. With nearly three million annual
visitors worldwide, the
Guggenheim and its network is one of the most visited cultural institutions
in the world.

*Supervisory Responsibilities:*
There are no supervisory responsibilities for this position.

*Key Responsibilities:*

Departmental Responsibilities
* Meet, greet, and assist Sackler Center visitors and all group arrivals
* Create signage for the Sackler Center and Education programs as necessary
* Respond to general inquiries sent to the department
* Coordinate colleague visits with department staff as needed
* Prepare education packets
* Work with appropriate museum departments and education staff to
coordinate the
scheduling of events/spaces as well as maintenance for the Sackler Center
– Manage the Sackler Center calendar
– Interface with Facilities, Operations, and IT to coordinate special
requests for
room arrangements, equipment and repairs, and oversee the maintenance and
upkeep for the public education spaces of the Sackler Center
– Attend and report at monthly Building Operations meetings
* Develop and maintain departmental program documentation and statistics
* Distribute and submit department timesheets to finance for payroll
* Coordinate department Distributed Materials for current and upcoming
* Maintain office supplies
* Update department staff lists and organization charts

Executive Administration
* Process and submit monthly departmental travel and entertainment reports
* Provide administrative support for correspondence and other writing
* Handle department mail, including the collection and distribution of
important signed
documents; handle miscellaneous outbox requests
* Maintain and update mailing lists, education public relations materials,
archives, exhibition files, and art and museum education materials
* Carry out special assignments as designated

*Qualifications and Requirements*:
* BS/BA/BFA degree in Art History, Art Education, Studio Art, or Museum
* 1-2 years of experience required
* Familiarity with modern and contemporary art
* Excellent organizational, written, verbal, interpersonal, and
administrative skills, as well as
research and editing skills
* Detail-oriented and ability to multi-task
* Office, budget, and customer service experience
* Proficiency with Microsoft Office programs, PC and Mac OS, and Raiser’s
* Multilingual fluency desired

The Guggenheim offers a competitive salary and excellent medical, dental,
life, disability, and
retirement plan coverage. Our staff also enjoys generous vacation, sick
leave and personal days,
access to a variety of cultural institutions, discounts to museum stores,
and a stimulating and
collegial work environment.

Qualified applicants please send your resume and cover letter, including
salary expectations, in
addition to professional references and writing samples to **.
Indicate the job title “Education Coordinator” in the subject line.

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.

Museum Educator [Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum]

*Museum Educator, Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum*****

*Job Posting*****


The part time educator is responsible for developing, delivering, and
evaluating high-quality educational programs to schools, families, and
adult groups according to the highest standard of the museum¹s potential.
This position offers a unique opportunity to practice a wide range of
skills, lead innovative, multidisciplinary activities, engage in
collaborative projects, and connect people of all ages and cultural
backgrounds with the museum¹s collection. Educator is instrumental in
strengthening visitors¹ awareness and appreciation of Long Island¹s
maritime history, whaling, conservation, ocean life sciences, and people¹s
connection to the sea¹s resources. This is a part time, hourly, non-exempt
position under the supervision of the Program Director. We especially need
assistance Tuesdays and Thursday mornings, with occasional evening,
overnight, and weekend work. Work during school break weeks required.****


Degree in education, plus appropriate certification; Master¹s preferred****

At least 2 years¹ experience teaching in classroom and informal museum
settings; demonstrated skill in creating age-appropriate materials for many
learning styles****

Knowledge of hands-on, inquiry-based, constructivist learning theories and

Knowledge of Long Island¹s maritime history/whale biology, or willingness
to learn****

Creative, motivated, and enthusiastic; excellent public presentation skills*

Reliable and punctual; able to multi-task and manage time effectively****

Able to work independently or part of a close team****

Willingness to travel to offsite locations with personal car, as needed****

Excellent verbal and writing skills; strong organizational skills****

Moderate lifting (approx 25 pounds)****

Computer proficient (Microsoft Office and Outlook; knowledge of Microsoft
Publisher or other design programs desired)****

** **


1. Works with the Program Director in the creation, development, planning,
marketing, booking, and evaluation of****

a. School programs during weekday mornings****

b. Family and children¹s programs during select legal holidays, school
breaks, and summer****

c. Birthday parties as needed during the weekend****

d. Offsite outreach programs, either at libraries or schools****

e. Other education programs and initiatives either on or off-site,
including scout programs and sleepovers****

2. Furthering knowledge in the best practices of museum education, which

a. Furthering efforts for collaborative programs and fully utilizing our

b. Participating in at least 4 professional development opportunities a year

c. Documenting professional goals****

d. Participating in an annual evaluation****

3. Works with the curator and other staff in interpreting the museum¹s
collections and assistance in developing the museum¹s yearly changing

4. Assistance with daily operations in the museum, including appropriate
maintenance, light housekeeping, and overseeing volunteers/interns/front
desk interpreters****

5. Undertakes or assists with special projects at the request of the
Executive Director of Program Director****

** **

*Interested applicants should send a coverletter detailing specific
interest, a resume, and two diverse lesson plans or projects ASAP to Nomi
Dayan, Program Director Emails only; no
phone calls please.*****

*Posted Feb 15, 2012*****

Manager of Teen, Family, and Community Engagement Programs [Seattle Art Museum]

Seattle Art Museum
Olympic Sculpture Park


*OVERVIEW*: Responsible for engaging broad and diverse audiences by
deepening engagement with SAM through the development, implementation and
promotion of teen, family and community programming at the Seattle Art
Museum (three sites). Responsibilities include, but are not limited to,
designing and coordinating a diverse cross-section of teen & family
programs outside of the school environment and developing and liasing with
existing and new community partners throughout the region.

This position is also responsible for building relationships with other
arts organizations, developing awareness efforts, being a liaison between
other departments within SAM and the Education and Public Programs Division
regarding teen, family, and community engagement programs. Logistics and
other administrative and programmatic duties as needed are also a function
of this position.

*REPORTS TO*: Kayla Skinner Deputy Director of Education and Public Programs

1. Strategically create, plan and implement all aspects of Teen, Family and
Community Engagement programs and articulate a clear vision for the
department and its activities with the goal of SAM being a leader in the
field of 21st century museums. This is to be done in alignment with SAM’s
focus connecting art to life and bridging cultures across time and place.
2. Direct the work of the department and lead the department in the
development of long-range goals.
3. Develop and present convenings, events and workshops for community-based
organizations and teen activists.
4. Participate in the creation of multi-media interpretive teen and family
materials for the Seattle Art Museum website.
5. Develop partnerships with other institutions, universities, and
communities throughout the city to engage new audiences and to share
resources. Develop and maintain contacts and collaborations in the museum,
cultural, and education communities locally, nationally, and
internationally to sustain professional growth, foster long-term
development of innovative programming, ensure the highest quality for all
education programs, and in support of the SAM’s educational and audience
development and engagement goals.
6. Work with teachers, artists, educators, curators and consultants to
develop materials and resources for teens and families based on the
Museum’s collections. Update existing materials on a regular basis.
7. Work with Development department to write grant proposals and grant
reports on programs.
8. Work in collaboration with Deputy Director for Education, Communications
Department and other staff and to produce relevant brochures and other
vehicles for publicizing and maximizing all programs and exhibitions. This
includes identifying and analyzing target audiences, as well as advising on
strategies for print, radio, media releases, SAM website, eNews, and
evolving social networking sources.
9. Develop, implement, and manage the department’s annual budget of
expenses and revenue.
10. Responsible for leadership, oversight and motivation of department
staff. Effectively manage and mentor staff, interns and volunteers.
11. Lead discussions, development and implementation of new approaches to
orientation, learning, and engagement spaces within the museum. Monitor and
evaluate equipment, resources and public use of those spaces.
12. Lead or facilitate discussions, gallery talks and other public programs.
13. Forge collaborative relationships with various departments to develop
convergent offerings that create links between programs as well as
innovative strategies for audience engagement.
14. Be a dynamic contributor to the field. Actively build and foster strong
connections with leaders in the museum field in order to disseminate SAM’s
educational work, lead collaborative initiatives, and serve as a
spokesperson for SAM’s programs. Stay abreast of and responsive to peer
15. Use new technology to benefit and serve educational programming.
16. Organize and participate in community forums.
17. Schedule and organize SAM’s participation in community events including
community festivals, and speaker’s bureau.
18. Represent Seattle Art Museum in public presentations and activities
including festivals, conferences, lectures, meetings, classes, panels etc.
19. Manage and expand the Community Organization Program. Recruit new
20. Oversee the teen advisory group and the family input group.
21. Design and implement program assessments.
22. Oversee studio spaces and the Artist-Created Experiences Project in
collaboration with the Manager of Public Programs.
23. Manage art studio programs for students outside of the school day.
24. Participate in SAM sponsored teacher workshops and docent training.
25. Make presentations about teen, family and community engagement programs
at SAM.
26. Other duties as appropriate.

1. Master of Arts degree in Art History, Art Education or related
humanities field, or the equivalent combination of education and
experience. Youth programming experiences required.
2. Three to five years of teaching and/or museum experience. Working
knowledge of youth development models, trends in education and museums.
3. Demonstrated ability to build and sustain relationships with diverse
communities and neighborhood organizations.
4. Excellent written and oral communication skills.
5. Knowledge of integrated learning models.
6. Knowledge and understanding of EALR’s.
7. Demonstrated proficiency with and accuracy in using MS Office products,
including Word, Excel, Outlook, Powerpoint and Access and other related
software applications.
8. Organizational ability with strong management and supervisory skills.
Ability to motivate and lead staff and volunteers.
9. Ability to assess and manage multiple competing priorities and work well
under pressure; excellent time management.
10. Ability to work accurately with close attention to detail and maintain
confidentiality of sensitive information.
11. Ability to work with co-workers, volunteers and the public
professionally and tactfully, and support management decisions and goals in
a positive, professional manner.

The Seattle Art Museum will consider reasonable accommodations for those
applicants with disabilities who may need a reasonable accommodation to
perform the essential functions/duties. Please contact the Human Resources
Department for additional information.

Seattle Art Museum is committed to diversity and inclusion. Qualified
individuals who bring diverse perspectives to the workplace are especially
encouraged to apply.

*TO APPLY*: Please visit our website at for
specific instructions on how to submit your cover letter, resume, and SAM
employment application (available online).

*Deadline*: Open Until Filled.

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