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Month: July 1972 (page 1 of 2)

Director [Saco Museum]

The Saco Museum seeks an experienced museum professional to provide
leadership and creative vision for this regional museum of history, art, and
culture. The Director curates and coordinates exhibitions; generates revenue
through grant funding, corporate sponsorships, donor cultivation, gift shop
management, and assistance with the annual fund and fundraising events;
provides public relations and publicity; manages the museum budget; and
supervises and schedules a small staff, including an Education and Program
Manager and a Collections Manager. The Museum Director plans for the
museum’s ongoing sustainability (under the supervision of the Executive Director
of the Dyer Library Association), including achieving and maintaining the high
professional standards of the museum field.

Founded in 1866 and located in the heart of Saco’s historic district, the Saco
Museum welcomes 10,000 visitors per year. The collection includes important
Federal furniture, major portraits by John Brewster, Jr, the Moving Panorama
of Pilgrim’s Progress (currently on view) , the earliest known American camera,
and other artifacts connected to southern Maine. The Dyer Library Association,
operating the museum and a public library, is a private, non-profit 501(c)(3).

Requirements: 5 years leadership experience in a museum setting required;
Master’s Degree in a related field desired. Salary commensurate with experience.
80% health insurance coverage, 10 paid holidays, 19 days personal time in the
first year.

Send cover letter, resume, and names, phone numbers, and emails of three
professional references to Leslie Rounds, Executive Director, Dyer Library/Saco
Museum, 371 Main Street, Saco, ME 04072,

Collection Manager [Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum]

The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum on Sanibel Island, Florida, seeks a collection manager to work on a processing and cataloguing project of its world-class mollusk collection.

The collections manager will be responsible for day-to-day activities in the collection and reports to the Museum Director/Curator.  The position is funded by a “Museums for America” grant from the Institute for Museums and Library Services, under the Collections Stewardship initiative.  This is a full-time (12-month appointment) position, with possible renewal for two additional years.

A complete application will include a letter of application addressing qualifications, CV, statement of collection management philosophy, and representative publications, if applicable. The salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The Museum offers a competitive benefits package for this full-time position. For full details and application instructions go to

For more information and a complete position description may be obtained by contacting:

José H. Leal, Ph.D., Director and Curator

The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum
Editor, The Nautilus           

3075 Sanibel-Captiva Road
Sanibel, FL 33957 USA
fax (239)395-6706

Curatorial and Education Assistant [Tribute WTC Visitor Center]

Curatorial and Education Assistant, Tribute WTC Visitor Center

Tribute WTC Visitor Center

*Job Title:* Curatorial and Education Assistant
*Department: *Exhibits and Education
*Reports to:* Curator
*FLSA Status:* Non-Exempt
*Status:* Regular Full-time
*Location:* 22 Cortlandt Street

Under the direct supervision of the Curator Routinely maintains cataloguing
and record keeping of collections pertaining to photographs, artifacts,
oral histories and visitor response cards.



– Lead school groups using the department’s thematic tour plan.
– Participate in content development for teachers and students online.
– Works collaboratively with docent guides and school groups and
supports post visit teacher communication and Teacher Awards.


– Catalogue photographs and documents submissions of objects per the
Curator’s instructions.
– Assist the Curatorial Coordinator in facilitating incoming and
outgoing object loans.
– Assist the Curatorial Coordinator in maintaining photo database and
researching new photographs.
– Integrates all in-house collections of digital photographs and videos.
– Logs new oral histories into oral history database with corresponding
abstracts, quotes and keywords.
– Catalogues, manages visitor cards in database and manages
corresponding physical archive.
– Prints and reviews reports from database for verification and
– Assist with data entry for other mailing lists and marketing materials
as needed.
– Assists with other projects department projects as needed. *


– Excellent customer service skills required.
– Excellent written, verbal and demonstrated presentation skills
– Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules and
procedure manuals.
– Ability to work as part of a team.
– Ability to handle multiple projects and work demands.
– Must exercise discretion; effective in the appropriate handling of
confidential information at all times.
– Demonstrate an appropriate professional demeanor and appearance at all
– Follows up consistently on assigned long-term projects.
– Follows directions in the thorough completion of assigned tasks.


– Bachelor’s degree (B. A.) or equivalent, or one to two years related
experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and
– Based on the emotional nature of the content of Tribute Center,
experience in working with people and content that demands sensitive
handling is required.  Experience in working in a museum, or education
program with content that demands sensitive handling a plus.
– Advanced knowledge of Database software; Internet software;
Spreadsheet software and Word Processing software is required.
– Experience with Filemaker Pro; Adobe Cs or equivalent graphics
programs a plus.
– Bilingual skills a plus.
– Must be legally authorized to work for any employer in the United
States without Sponsorship.


This job has no supervisory responsibilities.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must
be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of
this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the
duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand and/or walk
for long periods of time.  Walk up and down a flight of stairs frequently
throughout the day.  Reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop,
kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear. The employee must occasionally
lift and /or move up to 10 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by
this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral
vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

The environment characteristics described here are representative of those
an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to individuals with disabilities to
perform the essential functions.  The noise level in the work environment
is usually moderate.


In order to receive proper consideration, submit your resume in confidence
by August 28, 2012 including the job title using one of the following

Preferred Method: Submit an on-line resume include the job title in the
subject line

US Mail:  September 11th Families’ Association/Tribute WTC Visitor Center
22 Cortlandt Street Suite 801
New York, NY  10007
Att: Human Resources

Please visit our website at


The September 11th Families’ Association/Tribute WTC Visitor Center is an
Equal Opportunity Employer committed to workforce diversity.    .

Education Assistant [Whitney Museum]

Education Assistant, Whitney Museum

A full-time position is available in the Education Department as the
Education Assistant.  Responsibilities include:

– Assisting with Family Programs registration, scheduling, and
– Assisting with weekend family workshops, tours, and events
– Serving as the primary liaison with volunteers
– Ordering and organizing art supplies
– Managing the mailing list, creating reports and monitoring attendance
– Tracking budget records and processing payments and invoices for
program costs
– Assisting with marketing, outreach and new audience development
– Managing online community for the For Kids website and handling web
– Managing database administration for the For Kids website
– Conducting research as needed for website
– Assisting with evaluation projects
– Assisting the Manager of School, Youth, and Family Programs with
special projects and administrative work

Requirements: B.A., background in art history, American studies, and/or
museum education. Strong organizational and communication skills and
administrative experience are required. Experience working with kids or
family audiences is helpful. Knowledge of online communities and database
management is a plus. This job is often Tuesday-Saturday, with additional
work as necessary. The successful candidate can juggle multiple projects at
once, solve problems quickly and creatively, is extremely detail-oriented,
a good writer, can work well in a group, and is enthusiastic and interested
in learning more about the field of museum education.

If interested, please send resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to:

Whitney Museum of American Art
Human Resources Department
945 Madison Avenue
New York, NY  10021

No calls please.

The Whitney Museum of American Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  The
Museum does not discriminate because of age, sex, religion, race, color,
national origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual
orientation or any other factor prohibited by law.  Qualified candidates of
diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to apply for vacant
positions at all levels.  This description shall not be construed as a
contract of any sort for a specific period of employment.

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