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Communications Coordinator [Please Touch Museum]

Communications Coordinator – Please Touch Museum: Philadelphia, PA

Communications Coordinator
Organization: Please Touch Museum
Job Categories:
Marketing & Public Relations, Philadelphia County (PA), Museums


*   Write and edit a wide variety of materials across departments, often
working closely with the Director and Graphic Designer
*   Types of projects include, but are not limited to, news releases,
brochures, newsletters, annual report, email marketing, and website copy
*   Create and maintain Museum’s online presence, including all forms of
social media, website content and blog
*   Coordinate with Marketing staff to produce communication that reflects
the Museum brand
*   Coordinate with Education staff to produce and update blog content
*   Draft press releases for specific target audiences
*   Develop story ideas and draft ideas for approval of the Director –
Media Relations
*   Perform pitch calls to the media to follow up press release
*   Schedule writer/media visits to the Museum
*   Escort writers/media while on-site and provide follow up information as
*   Respond to media requests for information
*   Update and maintain an inventory of Museum press/media kits
*   Update and maintain media databases
*   Compile press information for quarterly summary of press coverage for
review by senior management and the board of directors
*   Monitor inventory of Publicity/Public Relations supplies and replenish
as required
*   Research, implement and develop programs for Media Relations
*   Implement improved processes to generate best possible workflow
*   Cultivate relationships and partnerships with local organizations
*   Consult with Director – Media Relations on directing and coordinating
work assignments
*   Develop reporting for measurement and evaluate the effectiveness of
*   Order, track and organize supplies to complete programs
*   Perform other duties as assigned


*   Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism or marketing
*   Minimum of one year of experience in public relations, communications
and/or content management
*   Excellent verbal and written communication skills required
*   Ability to work independently, or as part of a dynamic team
*   Ability to produce under tight deadlines with multiple priorities
*   Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel, Access
and PowerPoint
*   Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite and social media applications a
To Apply:

Please send a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to: Attn: CC,
Human Resources Department, Please Touch Museum(r), 4231 Avenue of the
Republic, Philadelphia, PA 19131; fax to 215-581-3182; or email to<>.

Visitor Services & Volunteer Coordinator [National Museum of American Jewish History]

Visitor Services & Volunteer Coordinator – National Museum of American
Jewish History

Visitor Services & Volunteer Coordinator
Organization: National Museum of American Jewish History
Job Categories:
Administrative, Customer Service, Philadelphia County (PA), Community
Art/Cultural Organization, Museums, Presenting Organization/Performance

Position Description:

The National Museum of American Jewish History (NMAJH), on Independence Mall
in Philadelphia, presents educational programs and experiences that
preserve, explore and celebrate the history of Jews in America. Its purpose
is to connect Jews more closely to their heritage and to inspire in people
of all backgrounds a greater appreciation for the diversity of the American
Jewish experience and the freedoms to which Americans aspire.

As a dedicated member of the team, the Visitor Services & Volunteer
Coordinator will be responsible for helping to make the best possible
experience for our visitors – providing both front-line service (out on the
floor) and office assistance – and for coordinating the work of the
extensive Visitor Services volunteer base.

We value our employees’ time and efforts. Our commitment to your success is
enhanced by our competitive compensation, commensurate with experience in
addition to:
* Continuous training
* Medical coverage including health, dental, vision, life and disability
* High energy, professional work environment

We work to maintain the best possible environment for our employees, where
people can learn and grow with the company. We strive to provide a
collaborative, creative environment where each person feels encouraged to
contribute to our processes, decisions, planning and culture.


*   Greet and assist visitors, provide excellent customer service to all
*   Address and resolve visitor concerns and complaints and troubleshoot
other issues on the floor
*   Schedule, supervise and help recruit and train a large volunteer corps
and follow up when volunteers are absent without notice
*   Conduct daily informational briefings for volunteers to communicate
schedules, upcoming events, floor issues, etc.
*   Perform other volunteer administration tasks, including tracking hours,
sending email updates, processing applications, interviewing new candidates,
etc. and internally advocating for volunteers
*   Respond to phone and email inquiries
*   Assist with group welcoming, orientation and other logistics
*   Ensure staffing of key floor areas (coat room, entry, etc.) by covering
*   Help with daily Museum opening/closing procedures
*   Help with queue lines and crowd control during regular hours and for
special events and programs
*   Oversee operation of Museum floor in absence of Floor Coordinator or
Director of Volunteer Services
*   Perform a variety of other administrative tasks and duties as assigned
by Director
*   Help control/direct visitors during emergencies or evacuations
*   Routinely work weekends, holidays (when the Museum is open) and
frequent evenings


*   Bachelor’s degree
*   2+ years experience in a customer/guest services role required, working
directly with visitors/the public on a daily basis, ideally in a museum, zoo
or similar public educational/cultural institution
*   Excellent communication, interpersonal and customer service skills,
with the ability to remain poised, professional and courteous in the face of
stressful situations or with challenging visitors
*   Demonstrated ability to pro-actively address issues, with excellent
problem-solving and decision-making skills and sound judgment
*   Genuine enthusiasm for working with people, and experience and comfort
interacting with a diverse visitor base (differing in age, culture, physical
abilities, etc.)
*   Ability to work independently and as part of a team
*   Strong organizational and multi-tasking skills
*   Commitment to the mission of the Museum
*   Ability to work flexible hours
*   Experience working with volunteers and some supervisory and scheduling
experience desired
*   Proficiency with Microsoft Office software, Word, Excel, Outlook
*   Familiarity with a POS system environment a bonus
To Apply:

To respond to this great opportunity, visit


Director of Education [San Diego History Center]

Director of Education – San Diego History Center

Director of Education
San Diego History Center

The Director of Education is responsible for providing creative and
strategic leadership to oversee all aspects of the education program at the
San Diego History Center (SDHC), at its primary location in Balboa Park and
its secondary location at the Serra Museum in Presidio Park. This is a
professional position requiring a high level of skill and competency and the
ability to work with limited supervision and to make duty-related decisions.

Salary: Commensurate with experience; non-profit salary range; good benefits

Electronic applications only; no phone inquiries, send all cover letters and
resumes to<>

Education Specialist [California Academy of Sciences]

Education Specialist – California Academy of Sciences

Education Specialist
California Academy of Sciences

The Education Specialist is responsible for assisting in the development and
delivery of on-site programming offered to school groups, teachers, and
families. This endowment-funded program targets all 4th and 5th grade
classes in San Francisco by providing focused onsite student programming,
free field trip transportation, free teacher workshops and educator
resources, and family outreach. The program’s curriculum highlights themes
present in the museum’s exhibits and ongoing research conducted by Academy
scientists, all the while addressing California State Content Standards.
This is a temporary position. In accordance with need, fluency in Cantonese
is highly desirable.

For more information and to apply, please visit:

Education Associate, Learning Through Art [Guggenheim Museum]

Education Associate, Learning Through Art, Guggenheim Museum

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum is seeking an *Education Associate* for
the Education Department. The *Education Associate, Learning Through
Art* coordinates
selected school-based artists residencies, and participates more generally
in the management of the Learning Through Art program. The Education
Associate also participates in the Education Department activities as
necessary and relevant.

The Learning Through Art program (LTA) places practicing teaching artists
in New York City public school classrooms, where they collaborate with
teachers to create process-oriented art projects that examine ideas and
themes related to the school curriculum. In these 20-week residencies,
teaching artists introduce art techniques and concepts and encourage
students to view, analyze, and discuss works of art.

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 Responsibility*

The position oversees selected Learning Through Art Teaching Artists.
Responsibilities include conducting observations, sharing
performance-related feedback, and writing and discussing performance

*Key Responsibilities*

– Supervise selected teaching artists in 20-week residencies at NYC
elementary schools.
– Observe, evaluate, and provide pedagogical oversight and support for
the LTA program at each site
– Communicate with teachers and administrators
– Lead tours for students and teachers
– Work with LTA team on all areas of the program, including professional
development for participating teachers and teaching artists and the
exhibition A Year with Children
– Participate in Education department staff meetings and retreats, and
take on department-related tasks and projects as needed
– Oversee/manage content LTA section of the website.
– Oversee continued dissemination of research findings.
– Co-teach workshop for educators ­ Teaching for Creativity.

*Qualifications and Requirements**:*

– A minimum of 3 years of experience in the field
– A Masters degree in art/museum education, arts administration, or a
related field; BFA/MFA desired
– Supervisory and/or program coordination experience
– Teaching experience
– Excellent organizational, communication, and writing skills
– Knowledge of art history and art education.
– Knowledge of Word, Excel, Power Point, PhotoShop, and InDesign

The Guggenheim offers a competitive salary and excellent medical, dental,
life, disability and pension 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, Indicate the job title
³Education Associate, Learning Through Art² in the subject line. Only those
applicants who meet our requirements for this position will be contacted.

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

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