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Exhibitions Manager [The Guggenheim Museum]

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation is seeking an Exhibitions Manager. As a member of the Exhibition and Collection Management and Design Department, the Exhibitions Manager will ensure the effective planning, budgeting, communication and implementation of assigned exhibitions at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York and at our affiliate institutions Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and Deutsche Guggenheim Berlin.

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 Responsibilities: There are no direct reports associated with this position. However, this role will coordinate various installation staff during planning and exhibition installations.

Key Responsibilities: • Working with the Director of Exhibition Management, lead the planning and execution of

assigned exhibitions for display at the Museum in New York, as well as any related touring

components of such exhibitions. • Utilize project management best practices, such as detailed project schedules, budgets, and

communication platforms, to ensure high-quality exhibitions result, completing on time and on

budget. • Liaise with all stakeholders to be sure they are well represented and incorporated within a strong

team environment. Ensure that meetings are called, and information is regularly shared as

appropriate, to keep all stakeholders moving forward, • For selected New York exhibitions, manage implementation onsite, including calling regular

meetings, directing activities on the floor, and overseeing budgets. Troubleshoot any problems that arise during the course of the exhibition’s installation and alert senior staff to any significant trade-offs.

• Work with Finance to develop exhibition expense projections for assigned exhibitions and propose deal structures/cost share scenarios. Work with Director of Program and Operations, Affiliates and Managing Director of Exhibition Management, New York to establish final budget and deal structure.

• Review all invoices related to assigned exhibitions submitted by departmental staff. SOLOMON R. GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM• In partnership with the curatorial staff, identify tour venues for assigned exhibitions. Send potential venues exhibition information and follow up as needed. Act as primary point person for outside venues during exhibition tours.

• In partnership with the legal department, develop exhibition contracts and conduct negotiations with tour partners. Monitor contract issues throughout exhibition to ensure contractual obligations are met.

• Ensure invoicing of participation fees is implemented properly and all payments are kept in accordance with the contract schedule.

• Participate in the development and maintenance of the global calendar as requested. • Assist in the documentation of key processes and procedures, both for the department

specifically, and working with other senior staff in development of museum procedures related to

the functioning of the exhibition program. • Under the direction of the Director of Exhibition Management and Director of Information

Technology, serve as a project management and business analyst for new initiatives designed to improve communication, project management, and workplace efficiency. This may include master calendaring solutions, productivity and collaborative team platforms, and intranet pages and information. Map existing processes and needs, and represent end user needs to assist IT with solutions and implementation.

• Meet with/respond to inquiries from professional colleagues regarding the exhibition program, research/development, tour planning etc.

Qualifications and Requirements: • B.A. or B.S. in a liberal arts field. Coursework in Business Administration a plus. • A minimum of five years experience working in an Exhibitions, or Exhibitions related,

department at a museum, gallery or foundation. • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written. • Excellent organizational ability at the high level, as well as detail oriented. • Experience with financial management, such as developing and managing budgets in excess

of $500,000, and financial analysis. • Experience negotiating and managing contracts and legal agreements. • Workflow and process documentation and technology and best practices experience a plus. • Ability to work collaboratively and diplomatically, showing and creativity and flexibility. • Knowledge of 20th-century art a plus.

The Guggenheim offers a competitive salary and excellent medical, dental, life, disability, and retirement 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, to Indicate the job title “Exhibitions Manager” in the subject line. The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.

Assistant in Collection Management [The Beach Museum of Art]

Assistant in Collection Management
The assistant aids the Registrar/Collections Manager with the preparation, management and maintenance of all documentation and records related to the museum’s art collection and to all incoming and outgoing loans.

Required Qualifications
A bachelor’s degree with specialization in museum studies, art history, anthropology or a related field. One year’s experience working in a museum, preferably with the collection, classification, and cataloguing of artwork or in museum registration work.

Application deadline is October 26, 2012

Application procedure: Send a resume with references to or mail to Sarah Price, 701 Beach Lane, Manhattan, KS 66502. Must be postmarked by October 30, 2012.

Contact information: Sarah Price, Registrar/Collections Manager at No phone calls please.

Kansas State University is EOE. Background checks are required.

Curator of Academic Programming [The Graham Gund Gallery, Kenyon College]

To apply to the position you must go through the employment page on Kenyon College’s website. The link to the position on the employment website is sp?time=1350308286399

Curator of Academic Programs The Graham Gund Gallery, Kenyon College

The Curator of Academic Programs is a full-time exempt position held by an individual with arts management experience to handle the development and management of curricular connections between and among Kenyon students, faculty and staff. The Curator will be responsible for the development and production of web-based content relating to special announcements and programs developed in relationship to the curriculum. He or she will be responsible for some grant writing, and shared day-to- day operations and office routines, in addition to research and writing related to the programs developed under his or her direction and in coordination with the Director. The Curator of Academic Programs will help administer the Gallery’s curatorial mission and vision, as well as have an understanding of College policies, procedures and programs related to the administrative department. The Curator of Academic Programs is supervised by the Director.

Essential Function of the Curator of Education

A. Curricular Ties for Kenyon Students and Faculty

With guidance from the Director, the Curator of Academic Programs of the Graham Gund Gallery at Kenyon College will coordinate and produce innovative curricular connections between Kenyon’s traditional liberal arts curriculum and the Gallery. He or she will work closely with faculty in creatively developing lesson plans, organizing visits, interpreting art and visual culture in classrooms, and related activities. He or she should have a proven record of successful implementation of innovative interpretive programming and methodologies in a museum or gallery context. The Curator of Academic Programs must be able to work creatively with faculty and students in the development of projects that address the content of exhibitions, installations, featured films and collections, linking the works and projects to the many disciplines and methodologies valued in a liberal arts context. He or she must work closely and openly with Director and other staff to define unique ways to situate the new Gallery’s programming across the entire liberal arts campus. To do so, he or she must possessthe personality and rapport to develop and maintain excellent cooperative relationships with and between constituents ranging from college faculty and staff to our student population. The Curator will be required to assist in managing Gallery interns when related to his or her special initiatives and projects and must exhibit deep interest in mentoring Kenyon students.

B. Visual Literacy, or Fluency

The Curator will work with the Director in articulating the role of visual literacy in the College’s curriculum. The Curator should also develop relationships with other museums with academic programs, helping situate the Gallery in the larger discourse surrounding the role of academic museums on college campuses while communicating new theories and methodologies being used elsewhere. He or she will develop resources to aid the college’s many constituents in understanding and adopting visual literacy techniques in their classrooms and in other student-centered programs.

C. Community Education

In cooperation with the Director and Assistant Director, the Curator of Academic Programs will assist in developing and managing high quality community outreach programs linking the Gallery’s mission to our region. The Gund Gallery has an already well-established program of arts education support in local and regional school districts and programs produced and presented in cooperation with community organizations. It is expected that these programs will continue to enhance art and cultural offerings to underserved populations while sustainably expanding to provide maximum meaningful opportunities with limited resources.

D. Website and Technology

The Curator of Academic Programs will also be responsible for some production of website and social media content useful for the interpretation of exhibitions, artists and projects produced by the Gallery and its Curatorial staff. This includes such things as developing faculty-focused emails, content, and resources. Additionally, he or she will be responsible for researching and implementing innovative cell phone, ipod, and/or other delivery systems for interpretive content, in collaboration with the Director and other Gallery staff.

E. Financial Administration

The Curator of Academic Programs must be responsible for managing project budgets, on occasion, with the assistance of the Director and additional staff. Grant budget management is also an important aspect of this position’s financial management duties, when grants have been awarded to curricular programming.

II: Supervisory Responsibilities

Some supervision of the Administrative Assistant, student workers, volunteers, and interns.

III: Working Conditions

Work is performed in an office environment and a gallery setting. The ability to lift boxes or items of 30 pounds or less and move tables, chairs, pedestals and other items needed for meetings, events, exhibition installations, and similar functions is required.

IV: Minimum Qualifications

Terminal degree required, and concentration in modern and contemporary art and visual culture preferred. Three-five years of museum/gallery experience required. Computer literate, with knowledge of Microsoft Office, web programs, social media, and other digital technologies. Experience with databases and mailing lists. Strong organizational and detail skills necessary. Knowledge of public and donor relations preferred. Ability to handle and balance substantial research and administrative detail and a wide variety of related tasks; to communicate and deal effectively with people; and to take initiative and to work with minimal supervision essential.

Communications Coordinator [The Chemical Heritage Foundation]

Job Categories: Development, Marketing & Public Relations, Philadelphia County (PA), Historic/Cultural Preservation, Libraries/Archives, Museums, Science, Nature, & Gardens


The Chemical Heritage Foundation (CHF) invites applications for a Communications Coordinator. A nonprofit library, museum, and center for scholars, CHF is dedicated to understanding and making known the impact of chemistry on society.

CHF’s staff maintain world-class collections of instruments and apparatus, rare books, fine art, and the personal papers of prominent scientists. We host conferences and lectures, support research, offer fellowships, and produce educational materials. Our programs and publications provide insight on subjects ranging from alchemy’s influence on modern science to the social impact of nanotechnology.

The Communications Coordinator will report to the Director of Communications and work closely with the Vice President for Institutional Advancement, Promotions Coordinator, and other Communications and Advancement staff members, as well as staff in CHF’s program areas.

Overall Purpose

Guide the publication of Transmutations—CHF’s newsletter for supporters, published three times per year—and CHF’s annual Report to Donors. Write copy and provide content-development and production support for a variety of digital and print communications. Manage event photography.

Specific Tasks

Transmutations newsletter and annual Report to Donors

  • Work with Vice President for Institutional Advancement and other Communications and Advancement staff to plan content.
  • Assign or write articles.
  • Gather artwork.
  • Transmit copy and art to design.
  • Oversee proof-approval process.
  • Oversee distribution.

Additional writing, production, and distribution tasks

  • Write, adapt, or rewrite copy for print and digital pieces, including but not limited to web content, event invitations and programs, ads, e-mail marketing campaigns, and external calendar listings.
  • Work with Promotions Coordinator to develop and produce a new e-newsletter for CHF constituents.
  • Work with outside vendors (graphic designers and printers) to check proofs, move projects forward.
  • Help ensure integrated and effective communications about CHF and its programs and events are delivered to all constituencies.
  • Maintain sample files for all printed material.
  • Organize publications-storage areas and maintain stock levels.

Event photography (Requires occasional evening work.)

  • Hire and assist photographers.
  • Work with event managers to create photo lists.
  • Gather event participants for planned photos.
  • Maintain archive of event photos.


  • Participate in CHF-sponsored events and other duties and responsibilities, as assigned.

Essential qualifications

  • Two to three years’ experience in communications, publishing, or journalism.
  • Demonstrated ability to write copy for a variety of audiences.
  • Demonstrated proofreading skills.
  • Ability to work occasional evening events.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel.
  • B.A. in English, history, communications, journalism, or related field.

Desirable qualifications

  • Experience working on publications from content development through distribution.
  • Graphic design experience or knowledge of principles of graphic design.
  • Familiarity with HTML and Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Familiarity with content-management systems.

To Apply:

For consideration, e-mail cover letter, resume, and three writing samples to


CHF is an equal-opportunity employer.

Posted: 10/15/2012   Expires: 11/14/2012

Museum Curator [The Interior Museum]

SALARY RANGE: $74,827.00 to $115,742.00 / Per Year
OPEN PERIOD: Tuesday, October 09, 2012 to Tuesday, October 23, 2012
SERIES & GRADE: GS-1015-12/13
DUTY LOCATIONS: 1 vacancy in the following location:

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WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED: United States Citizens


The Department of the Interior is devoted to protecting and preserving the natural resources of this great nation, including National Parks, Landmarks, and the well-being of communities, including those of Native American, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and affiliated Islanders.



The Interior Museum was created in 1937 to present exhibitions on the activities and missions of the Department and its bureaus. The Interior Museum collects objects appropriate for promoting understanding of the Department’s activities. The Museum preserves artifacts and documents related to the history of the Department’s activities and the architecture of the Stewart Lee Udall Department of the Interior Building.


If selected, you will be working for the U.S. Department of the Interior, Office of the Secretary, Interior Museum in Washington, DC


This vacancy is also announced as OS-TR-12-MM762213 (MP) for those applicants who wish to apply and be considered under Merit Promotion procedures (i.e. current competitive service employees, have reinstatement eligibility for the competitive service, or who are eligible for special appointing authorities).  You must apply and submit required documents for both announcements if you wish to receive consideration under both Merit Promotion and Delegated Examining procedures.


  • You must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • You will be subject to a background/suitability investigation/determination
  • You must submit ALL required documents and a completed questionnaire.
  • Relocation expenses WILL NOT be authorized.
  • Travel is not required.
  • You will be required to have federal payments made by Direct Deposit.



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In this position you will be responsible for the following:


·         Conducts independent research on the Interior Museum’s permanent collection to be added to the Museum’s records and used for exhibitions.

·         Proposes objects for acquisition into or removal from the museum collection.

·         Proposes and develops exhibition topics.

·         Ensures completeness and accuracy of all published information associated with the exhibition including website, catalogues, brochures, installation graphics and wall text.

·         Represent the Interior Museum on Bureau task groups relating to cultural resources or museum management.




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Minimum Qualification Requirements:


ALL APPLICANTS:  To qualify for this vacancy, you must meet both the Education Requirement(s) and the Specialized Experience Requirement(s) for the position.


1. Education Requirement:  All applicants MUST meet one of the following to meet the education requirement for this position:


  1. Degree:  Museum studies/work; or in an applicable subject-matter field.


  1. Combination of education and experience – courses equivalent to a major as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.


  1. Four years of experience that provided knowledge comparable to that normally acquired through the successful completion of the 4-year course of study as shown in A above.


Specialized Experience Statement:


To qualify for the GS-12, all applicants must possess at least 1 full year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-11). Specialized experience is experience gained in a research environment. Specialized experience is defined as:


  • Conducting scholarly research for publication



  • Planning and developing museum exhibitions



  • using automated database management systems for documenting and tracking museum collections




To qualify for the GS-13, all applicants must possess at least 1 full year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-12). Specialized experience is experience gained in a research environment. Specialized experience is defined as:


  • Managing or in a leadership role in the development of museum exhibitions
  • administering a museum program to include acquisition, cataloging, accountability, storage, and conservation

Conducting scholarly research for publication

  • Planning and developing museum exhibitions
  • using automated database management systems for documenting and tracking museum collections


Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualification Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions and is available at OPM’s website:




Education: If this position requires specific educational course work to qualify, or you are qualifying based in whole or part on education, you are required to provide transcripts as proof of meeting the requirements. Failure to provide the documents will result in you receiving an ineligible rating.
Foreign Education: Education completed in colleges or universities outside the United States may be used to meet the specific educational requirements as stated above. You must provide acceptable documentation that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. For more information on how foreign education is evaluated, visit:




Selective Service: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service system, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law.


Veterans Preference: If you are entitled to veteran’s preference, indicate the type of preference you are claiming on your resume, and in the occupational Online Questionnaire  Your veteran’s preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency.




Your resume and responses to the self-assessment questions are an integral part of the process for determining your qualifications for this position.  Therefore, it is important that your resume supports your responses to the assessment questions.


There are several parts of the application process that affect the overall evaluation of your application:

1. Your resume which is part of your USAJOBS profile
2. Your responses to the online questionnaire
3. Your required and supporting documents, as outlined in the announcement


Category Rating will be used in the ranking and selection process for this position.  The categories are Best Qualified, Well Qualified, and Qualified.  Veterans’ preference rules for category rating will be applied.


Once the application process is complete, we will review your application to ensure you meet the job requirements.  To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume, supporting documentation, and responses to the (Online Questionnaire) will be made. The numeric rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire.  The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills and abilities required for this position.  Our review of your resume and/or supporting documentation must support your responses to the Online Questionnaire to accurately reflect your abilities.


Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.
As part of the application process, you are required to respond to a series of questions designed to assess your possession of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:


  • Conducting research in a museum setting



  • Writing exhibition content and developing exhibitions



  • Collections in a museum setting





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To explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees, visit the Office of Personnel Management’s website at .





Important Note: All Department of the Interior (DOI) employees are subject to the conflict of interest restrictions imposed upon all employees of the Executive Branch of the Federal Government and may be required to file a Financial Disclosure Report. In addition, DOI (Office of the Secretary) and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation, and Enforcement (BOEMRE) employees are further restricted concerning their holdings of Federal lands and resources administered or controlled by the Department of the Interior. This includes holding stock in corporations engaged in mining activities on Federal lands (e.g.: oil, gas, coal, alternative energy resources, etc.). Please refer to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement webpage for Ethics located at: for additional information. BOEMRE requires the highest level of integrity. Employees must be totally objective and impartial in the performance of their work. All potential issues (e.g.: work related interactions with friends, family members or previous employers) must be disclosed at the time of application or during the interview process.


If you are a status applicant (current permanent Federal employee or former permanent Federal employee with reinstatement eligibility), or are eligible under a special appointing authority and you are selected under this vacancy, you may be subject to serving a new one-year probationary period.


Beginning January 1, 2010, agencies must seek prior approval from OPM before they can appoint a current or recent political appointee to a competitive or non-political excepted service position at any level under the provisions of title 5, United States Code.  If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, or Non-career SES employee in the executive branch, you MUST disclose that to the Human Resources Officer.


If you are claiming CTAP/ICTAP eligibility, you must submit proof by the closing date of the announcement that you meet the requirements of 5 CFR 330.605(a) for CTAP and 5 CFR 330.704 for ICTAP or you will not receive priority consideration. The proof includes a copy of the agency notice, your most recent Performance Rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty station. To be considered well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, you must earn a minimum score of 85 or above (prior to the assignment of veteran’s preference) on the rating criteria for this position.

Recruitment methods and selection procedures will be based solely on merit after fair and open competitive, and will be made without regard to political, religious, or labor organization affiliation or non-affiliation, marital status, race, color, sex, national origin, non-disqualifying disability, sexual orientation, or age.


A preliminary background check must be completed before a new employee can begin work with the U.S. Department of the Interior.  The preliminary background check consists of a search of Office of Personnel Management and Department of Defense background investigation files and an FBI National Criminal History Fingerprint Check; it may take up to 3 weeks to complete.  If selected for this position, you will be extended a tentative offer of employment pending a satisfactory background check.  Current Federal employees or individuals with an existing completed background investigation may not be required to undergo another background check; these will be handled on a case-by-case basis in coordination with the Bureau security office.




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