Marketing and Communications Manager [National Children’s Museum]

The National Children’s Museum seeks a Marketing and Communications Manager with at least five to seven years of relevant experience. Qualifications include project management experience, excellent writing skills, strong strategic social media background, familiarity with website and e-newsletter content management systems and proven media outreach skills. Early assignment includes developing content for a new website (with an outside firm) and managing its launch.

Position reports to Director of Marketing and Communications.

The Museum’s administrative offices are currently located in Washington, DC but will be moving to National Harbor, MD in September 2012. Reliable transportation is required.

Expressions of interest and referrals (resume and cover letter) should be sent to employment@ncm.museum. Please reference “Marketing and Communications Manager” in the subject line.

Regular mail should be directed to:

Director of Marketing and Communications

National Children’s Museum

955 L’Enfant Plaza North, SW

Suite 5100

Washington, DC 20024

Semmes Foundation Internship in Museum Studies [McNay Art Museum]

Semmes Foundation Internship in Museum Studies

The McNay Art Museum, a museum of modern and contemporary art, is offering a ten-month internship in curatorial work beginning fall of 2012. The goal of the internship is to help individuals interested in embarking on a curatorial career by providing significant experience in one or more areas of specialization, including work with the collection, exhibitions, publications, and programs. Applicants should have a master’s degree in art history or a related field; have excellent written and oral communication skills; computer proficiency; and research skills. The salary for this 10 month, full-time internship is $23,650. Submit cover letter with mailing address, e-mail, and telephone information; official college and graduate school transcripts; written recommendations from three professors or museum professionals; and a two-page double-spaced typed essay on your curatorial focus and what you hope to learn from the internship. Deadline to apply is May 11, 2012. Send to: Semmes Foundation Internship in Museum Studies, McNay Art Museum, P.O. Box 6069, San Antonio, TX 78209-0069. No fax or email applications accepted unless requested by the McNay.

Head of Public Education & Outreach [Oriental Institute, University of Chicago]

-  Head of Public Education & Outreach, Oriental Institute, U Chicago

*Head of Public Education & Outreach*****

The Oriental Institute****

University of Chicago****

Chicago, Illinois****

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The University of Chicago¹s Oriental Institute is a research organization
and museum devoted to the study of the ancient Middle East. Founded in 1919
by James Henry Breasted, the Institute is an internationally recognized
pioneer in the archaeology, philology, and history of early Near Eastern
civilizations.****

The Oriental Institute seeks a dynamic and forward thinking Head of Public
Education & Outreach who will provide long and short range planning for all
exhibition and museum related educational programs including those for
students, educators, families, scholars and the general public.  We seek a
creative thinker who can foster new ways of thinking about museum education
with responsibility for implementing adult education and online educational
programming, supervising program staff, developing and managing program
budgets, engaging in fundraising efforts and writing grant proposals.  A
proven track record of successful development of educational programs is
required and a degree in art history, near eastern studies or related field
is strongly desired.****

To apply for this position, please apply online at the University of
Chicago¹s job posting website athttp://jobs.uchicago.edu****

Requisition #: 089490****

Review of applications will begin on April 30th, 2012.****

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity
Employer.****

Project Assistant [Spark!Lab, National Museum of American History]

Project Assistant, Spark!Lab, Natl Museum of American History

*Position opens April 23, 2012; applications must be received by 5:00 p.m.
EDT on May 4, 2012. Expected start date is July 9, 2012.*

The Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and
Innovation (Lemelson Center) is dedicated to exploring invention in history
and encouraging inventive creativity in young people.   A part of the
center at the National Museum of American History, Spark!Lab (
http://sparklab.si.edu/) is a hands-on invention activity center which
provides museum visitors, particularly children and their families, the
opportunity to engage in the invention process through history,
engineering, science, and creative activities. The Lemelson Center is
currently working to establish a Spark!Lab National Network, which is
envisioned to be an extension of the NMAH-based Spark!Lab with sites in
children¹s museums, science centers, and/or other institutions outside of
Washington, DC.

We are recruiting for a Project Assistant to help us set up a national
network of Spark!Labs.  The Project Assistant will assist with planning,
marketing and administration to establish the Network.   S/he will conduct
market research and help develop and implement business and marketing plans
for the Network.  The Project Assistant will organize, coordinate, and
facilitate cooperation among diverse resources and staff in the Lemelson
Center and partner organizations.

The best qualified applicants will have experience developing and executing
business and marketing plans, developing educational outreach programs, and
working with external partners.  A master¹s degree or equivalent experience
in museum education, museum studies, communications, or a relevant field is
preferred.

This is a full-time, 1-year Trust (non-Federal) position at IS-9, Step 1.
The salary is $51,630 with excellent benefits.  To apply, please submit *by
email* a cover letter, resume and two (2) writing samples, by May 4, 2012
to:

Tricia Edwards
Education Specialist
Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation
National Museum of American History, Smithsonian
14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW
MRC 604, PO Box 37012
Washington, DC 20013-7012
edwardst@si.edu – Email

*The Smithsonian is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.  Women
and minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.*

Volunteer/Internship Opportunities [Sir John Soane Museum]

[Just to clarify, the Sir John Soane Museum is in London.]

Come and join us as a volunteer at this exciting time in the history of the Sir John Soane’s Museum! As a volunteer with us you will gain the chance to meet a variety of people, make friends, learn new skills and experience the complexities of working in this unique house museum.  Keep an eye on this page over the coming months for all the latest news and volunteer opportunities within the Museum…

We are currently looking for volunteers to help assist our front-of-house staff with room interpretation and offer visitors the chance to view newly restored areas of the house. This summer the Museum will see improved visitor facilities, the creation of a new Exhibition Gallery, Conservation Studios, and improvements that will allow full disabled access to the Museum – and that is just the start!

Positions Currently Available:

Volunteer Warders

An exciting opportunity for you to get involved in the work of the Sir John Soane’s Museum and become an integral part of our team.  Working alongside knowledgeable and experienced members of museum staff, you will be responsible for key front-of-house activities and providing visitors with a warm welcome to the Soane Museum.  For more details, please follow this link>>.

If you would like to apply for any of our Volunteer positions, please complete and return this Registration Form to Vashti Sime at the Museum.

 

The Museum also offers the opportunity for students or recent graduates.  Please see below for more details:

 

Curatorial Placements

Our curatorial volunteer program is intended for young people who seriously intend to take up a career in museums. In order to gain a good working knowledge of the Museum we try to provide a balanced program of work which includes curatorial projects as well as routine tasks that make a real contribution to the Museum.  For more details, please follow this link>>Please note: Summer placements are now closed. For the opportunity of a placement between January-June 2013, please submit requests by 1 October 2012.

Work Experience Placements

We offer a limited number of work experience placements throughout the year; our main focus is towards year 10 students from inner London schools. Students should be interested in architecture, history and works of art and will ideally be someone intending to do a degree and considering a future career in museums.  For more details, please follow this link>>.