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Curator of Education and Public Programming [African American Museum]

Position Summary:  The Curator of Education reports directly to the
Senior Vice President.  S/He performs a broad range of duties and has
numerous responsibilities whose main focus is comprehensive education
and interpretation  developing programs, projects and classes for
children and adults that are educational yet enjoyable, consistent
with the AAMP mission, sets high standards for quality and accuracy,
and remains within budget.  The incumbent to this position directs,
coordinates, supervises and evaluates the education/public programs
and staff at the Museum, both on and off site and participates in the
development of concepts for the development of and funding for formal
education programs and special events.

Principle Responsibilities: Works with the Curator of Exhibitions to
develop educational and public programs suitable for children, youth
and adults as adjuncts to exhibitions; develops gallery guides and
catalogues, education program materials, including training manuals
and curriculum materials related to education programs.

Responsible for developing and implementing programmatic calendar of
events, including general coordination, budget preparation,
identifying staffing needs and providing staff/volunteer oversight,
and logistics.

Implements educational and public programming in partnership with peer
institutions, community-based organizations, and other partners that
support and enhance the mission and message of the AAMP.  Promotes and
maintains institutional partnerships through networking, developing
shared programming opportunities, and maintaining regular

Directs the staff and volunteers of the Education Department,
including the docent program. Interviews and selects staff and
volunteers; plans, schedules and assigns work to staff and volunteers;
establishes priorities, instructs or arranges for instruction, in
correct methods of interpretation and instruction.

Coordinates the production of education program materials, including
training manuals and curriculum materials.

Prepares and justifies annual budget requests for the Education
Department and monitors expenditures.

Prepares and delivers lectures concerning AAMP exhibits and programs
to Museum visitors, school children, and other audiences.

Identifies funding sources for education programs, works with
Development Director to produce program-specific requests for funding.

Participates in the evaluation of Education Programs and audience
development activities.

Other duties as assigned.


BA (MA preferred), with course work in communications, education,
African American or American history, or a related field.  Two years
experience in Museum education or related work.  Excellent
communication skills, both verbal and written.  Strong organization
and project management skills.  Broad knowledge of the arts field.
Problem solving skills.  Ability to develop curriculum and educational
materials.  Ability to create age appropriate learning experiences.
Ability to maintain meaningful relationships with area schools, and
community organizations.  Ability to select, train and supervise
education department staff.  Ability to handle multiple tasks

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Assistant Director of Interpretation [Peabody Essex Museum]

Assistant Director of Interpretation

We are seeking an extremely creative and strategic thinker to help
build and lead our Interpretation Department.  In November 2011 PEM
announced a $650 million Campaign to advance the museum’s mission. The
Campaign includes $200 million for a 175,000-square-foot expansion
including $100 million to support creative new installations of the
collection and several infrastructure improvements to existing

Reporting to the Chief of Education and Interpretation, this newly
created position will be responsible for innovative, challenging and
dynamic interpretation schemes being fully integrated into exhibition
design development, build and installation for the PEM expansion
project, and complementary to interpretation for changing exhibitions.
The position will also recruit and build the interpretation team,
which will be responsible for acting as audience advocates,
initiating, developing and testing interpretive content, and working
to ensure integration with future programming of events and
activities. The Assistant Director of Interpretation will work closely
with Exhibition Planning, Integrated Media, Exhibitions and Research,
Curatorial, and Design.Working in a mission-driven, highly creative
environment, this is a dream opportunity for a dynamic and hands-on
professional who will support and engage staff.  The Assistant
Director will need to focus on delivery in a fast-paced dynamic

The position requires proven managerial, problem-solving and planning
capabilities, along with leadership experience in interpretation
within an art museum setting, or in a relevant field that exposes art
to diverse audiences; a passion for conveying the world of art, art
history and our rich cultural history to diverse audiences.
Experience developing exhibition content, an understanding of the
access and diversity needs of a range of different audiences as they
relate to galleries; knowledge of informal learning skills and
techniques, communication and environmental design; a mature level of
judgment and decision-making in a changing, forward-thinking and
visitor focused environment are essential. A Bachelor’s degree is
required, an advanced degree is preferred.

Interested candidates should send their resumes with cover letters and
salary requirements, by email to or apply to Human
Resources, Peabody Essex Museum, East India Square, Salem, MA

Human Resources,

Manager, Teen Programs [Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art]


The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art seeks an enthusiastic individual with a
vision to lead the museum¹s teen programs. The Manager, Teen Programs
creates and fosters an exciting and comfortable atmosphere for teen
audiences by developing and administering opportunities for teen
engagement. Existing strategies include the Teen Advisory Group (TAG) and
its related teen events, the summer Teen Guide Program, and New
Dimensions‹a dynamic series of sequential technology-based classes that
encourage self-discovery, self-expression and connections with art. The
position reports to the Head, Public Programs, and plays an important role
within a team of program educators.

For full job description and application information visit:<http://www.nelson-atkins

Advancement Associate [The Virginia Museum of Natural History]

(Role Title: PR & Marketing Specialist I)

Position #:  W0023
Salary Range:  Pay Band 2
Minimum Starting Pay:  $12/hr
Location:  Martinsville, Virginia

The Virginia Museum of Natural History is seeking an Advancement Associate to assist the Marketing Manager in promoting all museum activities and raising significant awareness of the museum throughout the Commonwealth and surrounding region.  As part of the museum’s Advancement Department, the Advancement Associate will also assist efforts in other areas of the department where assigned.  This position reports to the Marketing Manager.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Communications/Media Relations:  Assist in writing, creating, editing and distribution of promotional and informational materials for museum exhibits, programs, and events; maintain museum’s press, public, and constituent contact lists; respond to press and public inquiries via phone and email; assist in giving museum tours where assigned; assist in mailings and other ongoing communication efforts with VMNH members and supporters.
  • Social Media:  Continuously provide updates using the museum’s social media resources and increase museum’s social media reach and presence.
  • Web site:  Regularly provide and update content on the museum’s Web site. Regularly provide calendar listings and informational listings on outside parties’ Web sites.
  • Promotional Events:  Assist in planning, set-up and staffing of trade shows and other events that provide museum visibility.  Assist in planning, set-up and promotion of all museum events.  Be available for occasional long-distance travel and the possibility of overnight travel.
  • Advertising:  Work with all museum departments to gather and distribute information through the proper advertising channels, including social media, print media, television, radio, etc.
  • Administrative:  Assist other areas of the Advancement Department where assigned.
  • Other duties as assigned.


The successful candidate will: have excellent written and verbal communication, time management, organizational and interpersonal skills; be able to make well-educated decisions about using limited resources; have the ability to work on many projects simultaneously, meet frequent deadlines and be able to work effectively independently and in team settings.  Knowledge of MS Office and social media are required.

  • Preferred:  Bachelor’s degree, preferably in marketing, communications or related field; or equivalent experience.

The Commonwealth of Virginia online employment application is available at  Only online applications are accepted.  If you need computer or Internet access or assistance in completing the online application, please contact the Human Resources Office at 276-634-4158.  Applications must be submitted by 5 p.m. November 19, 2012.

The Virginia Museum of Natural History complies with E-Verify which is an internet based system operated by the Department of Homeland Security in partnership with the Social Security Administration that allows participating employers to electronically verify the employment eligibility of their newly hired employees.

We are an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants are afforded equal opportunities without regard to sex, race, color, religion, national origin, age or disability.  The successful applicant must furnish proof of identity and employment eligibility and is subject to a background check.

Content Manager/Writer [The Adler Planetarium]

Content Manager/Writer

The Adler Planetarium (Chicago, IL) has an opportunity available in the Experience Development department for a full time Content Manager/Writer. This position will be responsible for creating, organizing, and will deploy compelling copy and content for exhibit and online experiences.


Duties and Responsibilities:


•Develop interpretive strategies that integrate content into cohesive and compelling narratives across exhibits and online experiences.

•Develop, edit and make revisions to written materials including but not limited to content outlines, visitor experience conceptual narratives, audiovisual and interactive element treatments, exhibit component descriptions, label copy, and web and social media copy in collaboration with content and educational experts.

•Organize, personally deploy and make available large amounts of content to various stake holders in a variety of formats, making it easy to find and access. Research of and organization of methods to structure content.

•Professional development and other research.


Education and Experience:


•Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, museum studies or related field.

•Experience developing a variety of written styles appropriate for multiple situations and media

•Experience developing content in a multi-faceted team.

•Content management experience preferred

•Ability to draft materials on a wide range of space science and earth science topics.

•Ability to translate complex scientific and technical ideas into language easily comprehensible to a general museum audience.

•Experience with content management systems (HTML 5, CSS) preferred.



Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V

REQ: IM300


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