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Museum Teacher [New Hampshire Historical Society]

Description: The New Hampshire Historical Society seeks candidates for hourly position to work approximately 10-20 hours per week during the school year delivering museum programs to students in the Society’s museum in Concord and in classrooms across the state.

Responsibilities:

  • Mastery of the Highlights of New Hampshire History museum tour offered by the Society
  • Mastery of the five traveling programs offered by the Society
  • Delivering traveling programs to schools around the state as scheduled
  • Attendance at regular staff meetings
  • Participation in program revision and occasional staff enrichment activities

Requirements: The successful candidate will have teaching or presentation experience; be able to reach a range of age groups and abilities; provide an enthusiastic, accurate, and enriching experience for students taking part in the museum’s school programs; and be able to function as part of a team. Good communication skills, reliability, flexibility, and a high energy level are essential; a social studies background is a plus. A valid driver’s license is required. Candidates should be aware that all of the Society’s communication with museum teachers is conducted by e-mail, and candidates should have a functional e-mail address.

Please send a cover letter expressing interest and background and résumés to: Stephanie Skenyon, Director of Education. Documents can be sent either by e-mail to sskenyon@nhhistory.org or by mail to Stephanie Skenyon, New Hampshire Historical Society, 30 Park Street, Concord, NH 03301.

Digital Projects Manager

Digital Projects Manager

Position Summary

The New Hampshire Historical Society seeks a full-time digital projects manager to help lead the evolution of the Society’s digital collections and services and to take charge of a portfolio of digital initiatives, some under way and others ready to begin the planning stages. The position is planned to be in place for a period of three years, and may extend beyond that time.

The digital projects manager reports to the assistant executive director and will work closely with the collections stewardship, interpretation, and technology advisory teams to determine, plan, implement, and support the development of digital collections and web-based services. Team members include the Society’s staff (collections, interpretation, development, and administrative), current and former trustees, outside consultants and vendors, and colleagues from partnering institutions. Priority initiatives currently under way or ready to enter the planning stages include the conversion to an integrated collections management software (MINT), and the development of an online public access system for the MINT collections catalog; the establishment of an institution-wide digital assets management system; the creation of an online resource center to engage schools and local historical societies; and the development of an online collaborative portal to share digital images and transcriptions of the collected papers of U.S. President Franklin Pierce.

About the New Hampshire Historical Society

Founded in 1823, the New Hampshire Historical Society is the fifth-oldest historical society in the nation. It is the only institution devoted to saving, preserving, and sharing all aspects of New Hampshire’s history.

The Society’s mission is to educate a diverse public about the significance of New Hampshire’s past and its relationship to our lives today. In support of this mission the Society collects, preserves, and interprets materials pertaining to New Hampshire history. It is an independent nonprofit organization that receives no financial support from the state government.

The Society’s collections offer the most complete picture of the social, economic, political, and cultural history of over four centuries of life in New Hampshire. The collections include 31,000 objects, 50,000 bound volumes and pamphlets, 800,000 pages of 18th- and 19th-century newspapers, 500,000 pages of manuscripts, 15,000 ephemera items, 3,000 broadsides, 2,300 maps, and 200,000 photographs.

The Society is located in Concord, the state’s capital city, and uses its collections and resources to serve thousands of adults and children each year through its research library, museum exhibitions, educational programs, and publications. Our school programs reach an average of 18,000 students annually, both on-site and in classrooms across the state. The Society publishes a semi-annual journal, Historical New Hampshire, and a variety of books for both general and specialized audiences.

The Society’s annual operating budget of about $2 million is supported by 4,000 members and donors; an endowment of approximately $12 million, and earned income. The Society recently launched a comprehensive campaign to raise a total of $10.7 million, including $9.2 million in capital funds, with the dual objectives of expanding access to our collections and resources, while strengthening our financial position in both operations and capitalization.

The Society is governed by a representative citizen board of 22 trustees. The Society’s staff of 13 full- and 29 part-time employees is supplemented by 80 volunteers. The Society has been accredited by the American Association of Museums since 1986.

Responsibilities

  • Lead the process to complete the conversion to and full implementation of MINT, the Society’s new integrated library, archives, and museum collections management system.
  • Lead the planning, development, and implementation of institution-wide digital assets management strategies, policies, standards, and procedures that support the creation, discovery, access, management, storage, and preservation of the Society’s digital assets.
  • Evaluate and recommend ways to integrate on-site and online offerings that are sustainable and induce people to join and donate to the Society.
  • Lead the planning, development, and implementation of a redesign of the Society’s website (nhhistory.org), including a new online public access system for the Society’s MINT collections catalog.
  • Lead the technology-related planning for the development of an online collaborative portal to share digital images and transcriptions of the collected papers of U.S. President Franklin Pierce.
  • Lead the planning, development, and implementation of solutions to make PDFs of finding aids and the full run of Historical New Hampshire available on the Society’s website.
  • Participate in the planning, development, and implementation of a collaborative statewide online New Hampshire history resource center and digital repository.
  • Provide technical support and training to staff and volunteers for the Society’s collections, digital assets, and content management systems.
  • Assist in the planning, development, and implementation of on-site, online, and peripheral digital projects related to exhibitions and programmatic goals.
  • Conduct audience research and evaluate the effectiveness of web and digital media efforts through web analytics and other research tools.
  • Participate in long-term technology planning and the determination of new digital projects.
  • Stay current with best practices, standards, platforms, and tools for digital collections care and preservation.
  • Participate in fundraising for digital initiatives.
  • Participate in promoting the Society’s digital projects and initiatives.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and three years experience developing and managing digital projects within a historical society, special collections library, or museum.
  • Broad understanding of library, archival, and museum collections management principles.
  • Experience working with digital library and museum collections systems, digital assets management systems, content management systems, and related technologies.
  • Experience with best practices, standards, platforms, and tools for digital collections care and preservation, including digital creation, metadata, discovery, access, management, storage, and preservation.
  • Commitment to the design of technology systems focused on the user experience.
  • Experience with website development and website analytics.
  • Experience managing projects to successful conclusions in a shared decision-making environment.
  • Ability to communicate effectively about technology projects to both technical and non-technical people.
  • Energetic, hands-on, friendly, and flexible.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in library and information science or equivalent.
  • Familiarity with MINT collections management software.
  • Previous work experience at a historical society or institution with both museum and special collections.
  • Interest in and knowledge of U.S. history.
  • Familiarity with New England history and culture.

Application Process

The New Hampshire Historical Society is an equal opportunity employer. Review of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled.

To apply, please send cover letter, including salary expectations, and resume in PDF, to Joan Desmarais, Assistant Executive Director, at jdesmarais@nhhistory.org. Subject line of the e-mail should read: Digital Projects Manager Application [your last name].

PDF Version of Position Description

Museum Shop Assistant/Gallery Guide [The Fabric Workshop and Museum]

The Fabric Workshop and Museum is seeking a qualified applicant for the position of Museum Shop Assistant / Gallery Guide. Reporting to the Founder & Artistic Director and the Museum Shop Manager, the Museum Shop Assistant is responsible for daily operations of all Museum Shop activities. The Museum Shop Assistant will open/close shop, perform end-of-day procedures and oversee daily retail operations that includes customer service, visual presentation, merchandising, and inventory control. Required to perform special projects and other duties as assigned.

The candidate will also share responsibilities for serving as a Gallery Guide. The Gallery Guide provides an important service to FWM by greeting visitors and providing general information about the museum and its programs as well as leading visitors through temporary exhibitions in the museum galleries and insuring the safety of the works of art. The position also requires that candidates assist with front desk administrative duties as needed.

Minimum qualifications:
Experience in a museum or high-end design shop setting, with extensive knowledge of modern and contemporary art strongly preferred. He/She must have superb customer service and sales skills, problem-solving skills, professionalism, and flexibility. Experience in retail and POS systems. Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office and preferably Quickbooks Point of Sale. This is a part-time position and includes evenings and weekends.
Salary based on qualifications and experience. EOE.

 

To Apply:

Cover letter, résumé, and three references to: Museum Shop Assistant / Gallery Guide Search, The Fabric Workshop and Museum, 1214 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107; Email:tracey@fabricworkshopandmuseum.org

Posted: 10/19/2012   Expires: 11/18/2012

Museum Education Curator [El Paso Museum of Art]

*Job Title:*

 

Museum Education Curator****

 

*Closing Date/Time:*

 

Thu. 10/25/12 11:59 PM Mountain Time****

 

*Salary:*

 

$19.40 – $28.69 Hourly

$1,551.72 – $2,294.99 Biweekly

$3,362.06 – $4,972.48 Monthly

$40,344.68 – $59,669.78 Annually****

 

*Job Type:*

 

Civil Service****

 

*FLSA:*

 

Exempt****

 

*Location:*

 

Various Locations within the City of ****El Paso**, **Texas********

 

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*Requirements*

 

Candidate must have a Master¹s degree in art education, museum studies,

American history, art history, archaeology, or anthropology,  and one (1)

year of museum educational program experience.****

 

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*Licenses and Certificates*: ****Texas**** Class ³C² Driver¹s License or

equivalent from another state.****

 

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* General Purpose:*

 

Under direction, develop, interpret, display and promote museum¹s volunteer

tour guides and public education programs for an assigned area.****

 

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* Typical Duties:*

 

Plan, develop, and implement public educational programs, as

assigned. Involves: Develop, prepare and conduct museum educational

programs that include outreach to schools, civic and service organizations

and other public and private organizations. Make and guide support staff in

formal presentations. Research, design, write and print interpretive

materials, exhibition brochures, press releases, gallery guides and

regional publications. Prepare written materials for publication and

distribution including the museum calendar of upcoming programs, activities

and events. Assist in development and coordination of plans, promotions and

gallery events.****

 

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Lead the tour guide program and training. Involves: Research historical

information for art work and artifacts and prepare lectures and written

materials for the temporary, traveling and permanent exhibitions. Prepare

training materials. Create, evaluate and conduct art, archaeology, or

history and formal docent training classes for the public. Assess training

effectiveness based on development of evaluation tools and analysis of

program evaluations and make recommendations. Recruit volunteers. Monitor

and coach docent job performance. Adjust training to improve tour

content. Schedule docents and maintain work records. Respond to tour

inquiries. Schedule and conduct gallery tours. ****

 

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Perform administrative duties as assigned. Involves: Read and edit written

matter by other museum divisions. Lecture at regional and national level

about museum programs, art, archaeology or history education, museum

education or art history. Network and develop museum programs for teachers

and students in ****El Paso**** and surrounding areas. Promote programs and

activities through contact with media. Maintain activity records and

prepare related reports.****

 

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Supervise assigned regular and volunteer staff. Involves: Schedule, assign,

and review operational and procedural activities. Prioritize and coordinate

museum¹s educational activities. Instruct, guide and check work. Appraise

employee performance. Provide training and development. Enforce personnel

rules, regulations, and work standards. Counsel, motivate and maintain

harmony. Interview applicants. Recommend hiring, termination, transfers,

discipline, merit pay or other employee status changes.****

 

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* General Information:*

 

For complete job description click here

 

<http://agency.governmentjobs.com/elpaso/default.cfm?action=viewclassspec&cl

assSpecID=731355&agency=1579&viewOnly=yes>

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Test information:  An evaluation of education and experience will be

conducted on qualified applicants.  The top 10 applicants who make a

passing grade of 75 on the evaluation of education and experience may be

invited to participate in an oral examination component of this

recruitment.  The oral interview examination may be waived if 5 or fewer

applicants are qualified.

 

*Note:  Applicants are encouraged to apply immediately. This position will

close when a preset number of qualified applications have been received.

 

*Please note:  Current opening is at the El Paso Museum of Art.

 

Please note:  Recruitment extended to receive applications.****

Executive Director [The Mark Twain House and Museum]

To see the attached PDF job description, click here: Mark Twain House & Museum – Executive Director

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