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Project Coordinator [Jane Clark Chermayeff & Associates]


Project Coordinator

Jane Clark Chermayeff & Associates (JCC&A) and Architectural Playground
Equipment, Inc. (APE) are two firms under one roof, dedicated to
learning and playing in the outdoors. JCC&A produces award-winning
exhibitions and strategic plans of museums, nature centers and
conservation organizations. APE is the North American representative for
the renowned German manufacturer of playground equipment Richter
Spilegeräte GmbH.

Position Summary
We are looking for a Project Coordinator to facilitate projects for the
combined office, working closely with senior staff and managing daily
tasks and special projects. Chief responsibilities include:


. Conduct research for exhibitions and strategic planning projects

.Study playground safety requirements

_Client Services_

. Field incoming inquiries and client requests for APE playground equipment

. Track orders and resolve issues


. Coordinate schedules, correspondence and related office duties as required

. Coordinate sub-contractor activities

. Format project presentations and marketing materials

This exciting and varied position is an opportunity to utilize your
communication, organizational, technical and analytical skills in an
active and interesting environment.

* 3+ years experience in project/accounts management in a small
office or business
* Excellent writing, editing, and formatting skills
* Strong interpersonal, organizational, and managerial skills
* Experience developing plans (marketing plans, interpretive plans,
management plans, etc.)
* Positive experience with client services
* Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines, work independently, think
creatively, and investigate thoroughly
* Willing and able to adapt to multiple demands and shifting priorities
* Quick learner and able to rapidly acquire and apply technical skills
* Facility with PowerPoint, Excel, InDesign; knowledge of CAD preferred
* Spanish fluency, a plus

The position would begin immediately. Salary is based on experience and

/Please note: /We will consider only those candidates with experience in
project management. To apply, you must currently be living in the New
York metropolitan area and be able to make a long-term commitment to our

To apply, please send the following materials: a cover letter with a
statement of career goals, a resume with references, and a brief (1-2
page only) writing sample to:

Jane Clark Chermayeff & Associates LLC
137 East 25th Street, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10010

Education Programs Coordinator [Providence Children’s Museum]

Education Programs Coordinator, Providence Children¹s Museum

Position Opening: Education Programs Coordinator

Providence Children¹s Museum’s mission is to inspire and celebrate learning
through active play and exploration. The Museum opened to the public in
1977 and now serves 160,000 visitors a year in its hands-on, playful
learning environments.

The Education Programs Coordinator is primarily responsible for the
development and functioning of participatory programs at the Museum and in
the community for children ages 5 to 11. Expectations include:
€ Define goals, content, activities and audience for high quality programs;
€ Develop programs at the Museum for the general public and groups;
€ Manage outreach programs in the community for children in out-of-school
€ Supervise and train program leaders (AmeriCorps members, volunteers,
student interns, staff or contracted);
€ Collaboratively manage Museum resources and schedule programs;
€ Develop and maintain relationships with community partners;
€ Develop and present training for informal educators;
€ Serve as a senior member of the Education Department leadership team.

Seeking: Dynamic educator and leader with strong interpersonal skills.
Reliable, flexible, detail oriented, able to multi-task. Minimum five years
experience in an educational environment, at least three in informal
educational program development. Experience in training and supervising
staff. Experience working with community outreach desirable. Bachelor¹s in
education or equivalent. Full Time salaried with benefits. Providence
Children’s Museum is an equal opportunity employer; members of
racial/ethnic minorities are encouraged to apply.

For job description and application information go to:**employment.asp<

Assistant Director for Interpretive Programming [Cincinnati Art Museum]

Position: Assistant Director for Interpretive Programming****

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Reports to:  Director of Learning & Interpretation


Date:  March 2012****

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**I.              **Definition****

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The Assistant Director for Interpretive Programming oversees the Department
of Interpretive Programming in the Division of Learning & Interpretation
and has two major areas of responsibility: the development, implementation,
and evaluation of all interpretive programming for the public of all ages
in the pursuit of lifelong learning through the exploration of art in the
Art Museum; in collaboration with the Director of Learning & Interpretation
the development, implementation, and evaluation of interpretive methods and
tools for special exhibitions and the installations of the Art Museum¹s
permanent collection.  This position works cooperatively with other Art
Museum colleagues and the community to develop interpretive programming.
This position is considered the Art Museum¹s key staff member for expertise
related to current theories and practices in interpretive programming.****

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**II.             **Requirements****

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Bachelor¹s degree and MA in art history, art education, or museum education
required.  Five years of related experience, especially teaching and
community-based collaborations.  * *Excellent language skills, both written
and oral are required for this position.  Ability to effectively present
information and respond to visitors¹ needs is central to this position.
Strong organizational skills; must be able to manage numerous projects
simultaneously and to work independently and at a high level of
productivity in a very busy office.  ****

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III. Essential Duties and Responsibilities****

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**A.    **Works with the Director of Learning & Interpretation and the
Assistant/Associate Directors of Docent Learning, School-Based Learning,
and Community Engagement, as well as the rest of the division, to develop
long-range goals and interim objectives for the Division of Learning &

**B.    **Establishes a shared and systematic approach to accomplishing the
goals and objectives established for interpretive programming.****

**C.    **Supervises the Coordinator for Interpretive Programming and works
hand in hand with the individual in the conception, creation and
implementation of all interpretive programming.****

**D.    **Generates, through a close working partnership with collections
Curators and members of the Division of Learning & Interpretation staff,
interpretive programming designed to enhance both exhibited objects and the
visitor experience. ****

**E.    **Undertakes on an on-going basis, special projects, exhibitions
and programming requiring inter-divisional and inter-departmental planning
and development;* *programs characterized by uniqueness, community
involvement, user value, visibility and impact.   ****

**F.     **Develops and implements new and/or different approaches to
interpretation including current learning theory and methodology, new
technology and museum ³best practices.²****

**G.    **Evaluates on an on-going basis all interpretive programming for
all ages (6-100) including workshops, classes, lectures, gallery talks, and
other activities.  Seeks out varied methods of evaluation.****

**H.    **Interfaces with all Art Museum divisions on Art Museum-wide
events and planning with the intention of insuring program /event success.**

**I.      **Nurtures and supports ongoing community-based collaborations
and actively seeks out new collaborations with other institutions and
community organizations designed to create true partnerships and on-going
commitments contributing to the overall quality of life in the Greater
Cincinnati region.****

**J.     **Plans, organizes, implements and evaluates all interpretive
programming in accordance with museum ³best practices.²****

**K.    **Generates reports on interpretive program statistics,
accomplishments, offering, direction, needs, budget, etc. ****

**L.     **Works closely with the Director of Learning & Interpretation and
the Development Division providing narrative content and statistics needed
for grant proposal preparation and final reports.****

**M.   **Participates in national, regional, and statewide museum
conferences, workshops and professional growth seminars related to
interpretive programming, interpretation, outreach and visitor needs.****

**N.    **Works with the Division of Marketing and Communication on the
promotion of interpretive programs.****

**O.   **Formulates and monitors the departmental budget and carries out
all purchasing and payment procedures in compliance with Art Museum policy.*

**P.     **Attends regular meetings of the Exhibitions Committee,
accompanied by the Director of Learning & Interpretation.****

**Q.   **Any other duties as assigned by the Director of Learning &

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IV. Other Responsibilities****

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1. Cooperates in a teamwork fashion with all co-workers to accomplish
2. Demonstrates respect and dignity to co-workers and visitors.****
3. Provides excellence in service and portrays a positive and
professional image of the Cincinnati Art Museum.****
4. Maintains confidentiality and upholds professional standards.****
5. Follows Cincinnati Art Museum protocols, procedures, rules, and

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If interested, please send cover letter, resume, and salary requirements
to: HR Dept, Cincinnati Art Museum, 953 Eden Park Dr, Cincinnati, OH 45202.
Fax (513) 639-2932.
No phone calls or third parties please. *Deadline to apply: April 6, 2012***

*The Cincinnati Art Museum is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly
committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment where a variety
of backgrounds, cultures, orientations, ideas, and talents can flourish.****

Executive Director [Franklin County Historical and Museum Society]

Historical Society Executive Director

Franklin County Historical and Museum Society is searching for an energetic leader
for a half-time position with flexible hours and potential for growth to full-time. The
Society operates a museum and research library in Malone, NY and programs throughout
the county utilizing volunteers. Graduate degree in Public History, Museum Studies or
closely related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work experience
is required. Compensation package worth minimum of $18K. Send letter and resume
to Search Committee, Franklin County Historical and Museum Society, P.O. Box 388,
Malone, NY 12953, or Deadline for applications is April 20,
2012. Review of applications will begin April 23, 2012.

Public Programs Manager [The Wolfsonian]

The Wolfsonian­ at Florida International University, a museum and research
center located in the heart of historic south Miami Beach, seeks a Public
Programs Manager to join its Education team. The Wolfsonian uses objects to
reveal the persuasive power of art and design, to explore what it means to
be modern, and to tell stories of social, historical, and technological
changes that have transformed our world. It encourages people to see the
world in new ways and to learn how objects from the past shape the present
and influence the future. The collection focuses on North American and
European decorative, propaganda, and fine arts of the 1885­1945 period. (****

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The ideal candidate is a highly motivated, organized individual with a
passion for modern art, design and architecture; demonstrated ability to
think creatively and strategically; excellent communication skills,
especially the ability to speak and write about the museum, its collection,
and program activities in a manner comprehensible to diverse adult
audiences; a positive work outlook; high energy, strong motivation, and a
hands-on work ethic; the personality to enjoy social and community
interaction; a professional demeanor; diplomatic, and comfortable in
dynamic or challenging situations; and the ability to work under pressure
and meet deadlines.


Works with the supervision of the Assistant Director for Education and
Public Programs, the Public Programs Manager:****

**·        **Manages details of public programs, including organizational
aspects related to business office procedures (travel, payment);
development of related collateral and press materials; Creates and oversees
program budgets; and develops materials for fundraising.****

**·        **Works collaboratively with Assistant Director for Education
and Public Programs, curatorial staff and other museum staff; maintain
extensive contact with the general public, FIU community, and scholars and
professionals of design, architecture, art, art history, and fields related
to The Wolfsonian collection to formulate public programs.****

**·        **Arranges and provides tours for the general public, program
partners, featured guests, and others on a regular basis. Works with
supervisor to train Wolfsonian staff to conduct guided tours of temporary
and permanent exhibitions.****

**·        **Participates in overall program development with other staff
of other division¹s through bi-weekly program meetings.****

**·        **Participates in planning interpretation for improving
visitor¹s experience of the museum and its collection, and evaluating
strategies implemented in collaboration with education and curatorial
department staff.****

**·        **Stays current with educational practices and scholarship
through a network of colleagues in the field, other disciplines, and
literature reviews; represents the museum at public forums, including
public talks and other presentations.****

**·        **Prepares, conducts, and compiles audience survey reports for
public programs using available software such as Survey Monkey.****

**·        **Maintains inventory of audio-visual archives; works with
website coordinator to make public program content available through the
museum website and through FIU and other content providers.****

**·        **Interprets State, University and Board of Governors policies
to ensure compliance. Recommend changes in policies and procedures to the
Assistant Director for Education and to the Museum Director.****

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*Minimum Requirements*: Master’s degree in an appropriate area of
specialization and two years of appropriate experience; or a bachelor’s
degree in an appropriate area of specialization and four years of
appropriate experience****

*Specific training/licensure/

certification: *Master¹s degree in appropriate
area of specialization (Art, Design, or Architectural History; American or
European Studies; History; Museum Education, or related field), with at
least two years of related program experience; or a bachelor¹s degree in
the same and four years of related program experience. Knowledge of art,
design, and architectural history, experience with public program
implementation, exceptional administrative and organizational skills,
computer literate with experience in web-based applications and social
networking, and strong interpersonal and communication skills. Knowledge of
Microsoft Power Point, Excel, Word, and Outlook; familiarity with Drupal is
*Work Schedule:*  Monday­Friday – 8:30 am­5pm; oversee public programs
during evening and weekend hours.*****Annual Salary: *$40,000.00 – $50,000.00****

For more information or to apply, please visit us on-line at <> Select Advanced search,
reference job opening ID:* *504085. *FIU is an EE/EO/EA Employer &

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