Director of Institutional Giving [Museum of Arts and Design]

Director of Institutional Giving
The Museum of Arts and Design
(New York NY)

The Museum of Arts and Design (MAD), the country’s premier contemporary institution exploring the intersection of craft, design and art, seeks Director of Institutional Giving. The Museum is the country’s preeminent institution dedicated to the collection and exhibition of contemporary objects created in a variety of media.  Reporting to the Museum Director, the Director of Institutional Giving has primary responsibility for meeting the Museum’s approximately $2 million institutional giving operating fundraising goal each year, as well as the Museum’s ongoing fundraising goals for new capital projects.  Responsibilities include: working closely with the Museum Director and Vice President for Major Gifts to establish, implement, and evaluate short-term and long-term goals for the Museum’s fundraising efforts; identifying and cultivating corporate, foundation, and government supporters, both first-time donors and long-term investors, to increase the Museum’s institutional capacity and expand its constituent base; collaborating with the Museum’s executive, curatorial, education, public affairs, and finance departments to fulfill the Museum’s fundraising mission; directing institutional grantmaking efforts for all Museum programs and coordinating grant and reporting requirements with all departments; acting as primary liaison to the Museum’s foundation, corporate, and government supporters, as well as federal, state, and local legislators; along with the Museum Director, Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration, and Vice President for Major Gifts, preparing and supervising annual external affairs expense and revenue budgets; overseeing the institutional budget as it relates to external affairs objectives; completing special projects as requested by the Museum Director; supervising a staff of two associate development officers; serving as a member of the Museum’s senior executive management team; and staffing the Board’s Development Committee. Qualifications include: commitment to the Museum’s mission and to working to advance its position within the New York City cultural landscape; first-hand understanding of the New York City funding community and the grantmaking process; track record of success in raising substantial institutional operating and capital funds; ability to advocate effectively for the Museum and its goals in professional and social settings; superior communication and organizational skills; and ability to remain flexible and focused in a demanding work environment and to prioritize deadlines and assignments effectively.  Successful candidate must be an independent thinker with out-of-the-box ideas, a sense of humor and a collaborative spirit.  Fluency in Microsoft Office Suite and experience with Raiser’s Edge required.   Contact the Museum of Arts and Design’s search consultant:  Donna Bonem Rich, CFRE at execsearch@richassociates.com

Website: http://www.madmuseum.org

Associate Graphic Designer [Metropolitan Museum of Art]

Associate Graphic Designer
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
(New York NY)

This position requires the ability to design and manage projects, communicate with management and the graphic designers to assist in the coordination, design and completion of graphics projects.  This person provides support for co-workers as well as independent projects.

Primary Responsibilities and Duties:
•Design or assist in the design and completion of various graphic projects:  print, production and exhibitions
•Partner with senior staff to help them facilitate short and long-term projects
•Prepare Comps for presentation
•Assist in color correction
•Participate in the installation of gallery and other graphics
•Other related duties

Requirements and Qualifications:
Experience and Skills:
•5 years of graphic design, preferably in the arts
•Solid understanding of design and production on the Mac
•Excellent skills in Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign
•Hands-on production skills essential (comping, mounting, cutting)
•Knowledge of offset printing and print production, both 2 and 4 color
•Good communication skills and ability to function as part of a team
•Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and meet deadlines

Knowledge and Education:
•BA, BFA or equivalent experience required

Please send cover letter, resume, and salary history to employoppty@metmuseum.org with the position title in the subject line.

Exhibit Designer/Draftsperson [The Peabody Essex Museum]

We are seeking a highly talented Exhibit Designer/Draftsperson to join our Exhibition Design Department working under the direction of the Exhibition Design Manager. This hands-on position provides visual representation of exhibition and gallery design effort from concept through implementation, with an emphasis on detailing and construction drawings. The Exhibit Designer/Draftsperson supports the department in developing and implementing the changing exhibition program; work may also include occasional exhibit fabrication and installation assistance. The position also supports the PEM design team in developing exhibit program studies for the museum’s expansion project.

Announced in November of 2011, the museum expansion will add approximately 75,000 square feet of new galleries, including an additional 15,000 square feet of changing exhibition galleries, expanded public program and education space, essential improvements to collections storage, exhibition processing and conservation functions, and a new restaurant. The expansion will support an even more dynamic changing exhibition program and innovative new installations of the museum’s global collection.

The position requires a minimum of seven years of experience in a fast-paced work environment, preferably in a museum or design office. Excellent project management and problem-solving skills are required as well as strong communication skills. Candidates must be technically savvy, with a working knowledge of a variety of design-related software programs and platforms – VectorWorks, Renderworks, Microsoft Word, Excel, Fasttrack, and Adobe CS5 Suite software.

Candidates must have a BA or equivalent degree from a technical or design-related institution or a relevant combination of education and experience. Architectural training, studies, or similar experience is a plus.

Interested candidates should send their resumes with cover letters and salary requirements to:

jobs@pem.org or to Human Resources, Peabody Essex Museum, East India Square, Salem, MA 01970-3783.

Curator [The Museum of Printing History]

Job ID: 11026434
Position Title: Curator
Company Name: Museum of Printing History
Job Function: Curator
Location(s): Houston, Texas, 77019, United States
Posted: September 24, 2012
Entry Level: No
Job Type: Full-Time
Job Duration: Indefinite
Required Travel: 0-10

 

 

Curator’s Duties:

 

1.)           The Curator acts as both Registrar and Collections Manager and is responsible for the documentation, care, condition, storage, transportation, and display of the permanent collection and all objects loaned by or loaned to the Museum of Printing History. In addition to regularly reviewing, updating, and drafting policies relating to collections management, the Curator works with the Chair of the Collections Management Committee to develop the agenda for quarterly meetings.

2.)           The Curator is responsible for the daily assessment of the physical environment of the museum insofar as the displays and collections are concerned. This means monitoring temperature and humidity controls, and monitoring the safety needs of the museum.

3.)           The Curator will organize the schedule of rotating exhibitions, in consultation with the Executive Director. This is an active program, including over 12 exhibitions each year and accompanying public programs and events. The Curator is responsible for arranging the transportation and installation of all articles, drafting interpretive text, and producing all graphics and labels. The Curator will work with staff to publicize and promote exhibitions, in addition to seeking sponsorships from the corporate community.

4.)           The Curator is responsible for coordinating the education program, including but not limited to, scheduling a full roster of classes in the book arts for the spring and fall, the Summer Book Arts Studio, and outreach classes to area schools. The Curator will contract with instructors, develop curriculum, and prepare materials.

5.)           The Curator will be responsible for the shape and quality of guided tours, writing tour material, and will work with volunteers and interns through a docent program. The Curator will conduct tours as needed.

6.)           Working with the Executive Director, the Curator will work to establish and continue relationships with other organizations, including educational and non-profit institutions to enhance the community’s awareness of the Museum and its educational mission. These relationships may consist of collaborative exhibitions, the establishment of multi-institutional programs, or representing the Museum at joint meetings or committees.

7.)           In all matters, the Curator will report to the Executive Director.

Required Qualifications: Broad knowledge of art history, with an emphasis on the printed word and fine art printing. Advanced degree or comparable experience. Demonstrated experience in standards and best practices in collections management. Research skills and clear, lucid writing style. Ability to conceive and execute exhibitions. Ability to work effectively with diverse staff and volunteers. Working knowledge of standard computer programs. Must have a valid driver’s license and be able to lift thirty pounds.

Compensation: Commensurate with experience and education. Salaried, full-time, 40 hours/week. Benefits include Group Medical and Dental Insurance, Paid Vacation, Holiday Pay. The Museum of Printing History is an equal opportunity employer.

To apply, please send a current resume, a letter of interest, and the contact information for 3 professional references to Ann Kasman, Executive Director at akasman@printingmuseum.org (no phone calls please). Applications will be accepted until October 12, 2012.

ABOUT THE MUSEUM OF PRINTING HISTORY

The Museum of Printing History was founded in 1979 by four printers who wished to preserve their extensive collections of printing artifacts. Through permanent exhibits, the Museum of Printing History narrates the story of written communication and the ways in which the technologies of printing have transformed our lives. A visitor will find the Dharani Scroll, an 8th-century Japanese text which is commonly considered the first example of printing words onto paper; a page from William Caxton, the first printer of the English language; a Spanish-Nahuatl dictionary printed by Juan Pablos, the first printer in the Americas; Old Master woodcuts and engravings; newspapers and pamphlets printed by Benjamin Franklin, and various other treasures.  In addition, the Museum contains an educational wing with a papermaking workshop, letterpress studio, lithography studio and a bookbindery. For more information about the Museum follow the link to the Museum’s web page at www.printingmuseum.org.

ABOUT HOUSTON

As the fourth-largest city in the United States, Houston was recently ranked #1 on Forbes list of America’s Coolest Cities. Houston’s economy has a broad industrial base in energy, manufacturing, aeronautics, transportation, and health care. Only New York City is home to more Fortune 500 companies. The strong economy and low cost of living has attracted almost 50,000 new residents last year. The city has a population from various ethnic and religious backgrounds and a large international community. The city is home to the nation’s third-largest concentration of consular offices, representing 86 countries. Houston is one of few US cities with permanent, professional, resident companies in all major performing arts disciplines including opera, ballet, music, and theater. The Museum District’s cultural institutions, strong gallery scene, and world-class museums attract more than 7 million visitors a year.  In addition, of the 10 most populous U.S. cities, Houston has the most total area of parks and green space, 56,405 acres. The primary city airport is George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH), ranking third in the US for non-stop domestic and international service with 182 destinations.