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Month: December 1972 (page 1 of 9)

Collections Specialist/Registrar [The August Wilson Center for African American Culture]

See this posting on AAM’s job board.

Director [Balboa Park Learning Institute]

The Balboa Park Learning Institute (BPLI) program is a new model for professional education developed by the Balboa Park Cultural Partnership, the collaborative body and collective voice of 27 diverse cultural institutions located in San Diego’s historic Balboa Park (California). Balboa Park ranks consistently as one of the top urban cultural parks in the nation due to its Spanish Renaissance architecture, acclaimed gardens, dozens of museums and cultural institutions, the world famous San Diego Zoo and expansive recreation facilities—all nestled within a 1,200-acre park in the heart of a major metropolitan area.


The Balboa Park Learning Institute utilizes the Partnership’s collective resources to provide on-going and highly customized professional learning opportunities to professionals, volunteers, and organizations in Balboa Park, as well as the greater San Diego region and beyond. It also builds networks and leads exploratory projects with local, state and national partners that use Balboa Park as a learning laboratory. The Learning Institute launched in late 2008 with generous support from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), which continues today.



Now in its fifth year of successful development as a groundbreaking collaborative learning model for adults working in the cultural sector, the Director of the Balboa Park Learning Institute will lead the post-start-up phase of the program. There are several major projects to develop and/or oversee—such as the co-creation of a new, IMLS-funded Park-wide customer service program and the implementation of a national art and science innovation incubator project funded by the National Science Foundation—however, there is also room to shape new curricula, business strategies, and the next phases of the program. Generally, responsibilities span visionary program development and implementation, relationship building and complex collaboration, fiscal management and fundraising, and communication and evaluation.


Requirements: The following or an equivalent – A Master’s degree or higher in a field related to the responsibilities of this position, five years of experience at a senior management level, and demonstrated ability in collaborative leadership, visionary program development and effective implementation, and adult learning. Special content expertise pertaining to new strategies (and new technologies) for audience engagement, the evolution of customer service and the experience economy, and/or the blending of art and science are preferred. The Balboa Park Cultural Partnership is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Compensation: Compensation for this senior-level position is commensurate with experience.


Questions: For further information about the Balboa Park Cultural Partnership and to view a complete position description visit <> .


To Apply: Submit a cover letter and resume via e-mail to by 5:00 p.m. PST on Friday, January 18, 2013. Please put “BPLI Director Application: <Insert your first initial and last name>” in the subject line. Applications will be reviewed as they are received until the deadline. No phone calls please.

Assistant Director of Education [York County Heritage Trust]

We’re looking for a thorough, very creative, and enthusiastic Assistant Director of Education for the York County Heritage Trust’s array of programs in our museums.  This search is extended as many candidates are directly out of school without solid experience. We’re hoping to find someone who understands audience needs, can strengthen school relationships and attract new volunteers. The position description is attached. Please send cover letter, resume, and three professional references by January 4, 2013 to:
Daniel Roe, Director of Education, by email  with `Assistant Director Application’ in the subject line or by mail to 250 E. Market Street, York, PA 17403. No phone calls please.

Thank you for your assistance!

Happy Holidays!


Joan J. Mummert

President & CEO

York County Heritage Trust

250 E. Market Street

York, PA 17350

T. 717.848.1587 x 217



York County Heritage Trust

Position Description



Position:   Assistant Director of Education

Department: Education

Status:   Full-time, Salaried, Exempt

Supervisor: Director of Education



The Assistant Director of Education serves multiple administrative and frontline activities within the education department. Duties include planning, coordinating, implementing educational programs and events, assisting with department management, assuming day-to-day functions at multiple sites as needed, assisting with supervision of additional department staff, seasonal, and volunteer staff. This position has primary responsibility for training and scheduling of department volunteers and serves as main point of contact for school tour scheduling and outreach programs and related offerings.  The individual must posses the ability to communicate in a clear and helpful manner to all age groups, ability to work professionally with various public groups, staff and volunteers.


Primary Duties:

  • Provide tours for adults and school, and public tour groups as necessary
  • Schedule school and public group tours and as main institutional contact
  • Serve as primary contact for school outreach programs/offerings
  • Assist with design and creation of interpretation for various sites
  • Recruit, maintain, and supervise department volunteers
  • Manage training and educational opportunities for department volunteers
  • Assist with management and training of curatorial volunteers
  • Manage/recruit department interns (across all sites)
  • Handle the bookkeeping for daily admissions and shop transactions as needed
  • Manage the opening and closing of various Trust sites and museums as needed
  • Be aware of condition and cleanliness of grounds and facilities and take responsibility for site inspections and the reporting of damages and collection conditions
  • Assume responsibility for the care and upkeep of Education Collection
  • Assist with publication writing and development for standard publications and programmatic offerings
  • Plan, design, coordinate, and implement 5-10 public programs/year
  • Other duties as assigned



The minimum requirement is a Bachelor’s degree in museum studies, history, social science, education, or related field. Previous museum or historical site experience is preferred.



This position requires strong interpersonal and management skills combined with a team player approach.  Strong organizational skills are necessary to maintain site administration, management and scheduling. Possess ability to work independently.  Able to properly work with teachers, staff, volunteers, senior citizens and children.  The position must demonstrate creativity relating to the development and presentation of interpretive tours, public programs, and writing materials. Requires strong initiative and ability to work on multiple tasks, while meeting deadlines and timing protocols.



Executive Director [Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art]

The Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art seeks a dynamic, multi-talented

executive director to build on its exceptional 75-year history of providing

visual arts education opportunities and developing visual arts awareness

and appreciation throughout the greater Augusta area. The Executive

Director will lead fundraising, administration, marketing, visual arts

programming and strategic planning. Minimum requirements include

comprehensive fundraising and grant writing experience, strong

administrative skills, Bachelors (required), Masters (preferred) and 5 ­ 7

years nonprofit management.****


** **


Send cover letter, resume, salary requirements, and list of professional

references by *January 15, 2013 *via email or via mail to

Executive Director Search Committee, 506 Telfair Street, Augusta, GA 30901**



*Position: Executive Director (Exempt Regular Full-Time)*


*Reports To: Executive Committee, Board of Trustees*


* *


*Essential Duties and Responsibilities*:****


General Administration and Management****


· Serve as administrative head of GHIA, providing conceptual leadership and

organizational accountability through****


effective oversight through internal controls; ethical and prudent

implementation; inclusive internal and external****


communications; functional and accountable management structures; and

transparent protocols for monitoring****


plans and reporting accountability. Above all, provide complete commitment

to mission through the****


implementation of the strategic plan and annual activity plan;****


· Supervise staff and art faculty;****


· Responsible for all areas of operation of GHIA including finance

management, personnel, exhibitions, public****


relations, operation and maintenance of Ware¹s Folly and Walker Mackenzie

Studio, service contracts, security****


and safety;****


· Plan, organize and direct GHIA activities; participate in all GHIA



· Responsible for policy-making, funding and professional practices;****


· Report to and work with the Board; serve as ex-officio member of all



· Liaison to art, business, education, and government communities.****


Strategic Planning and Governance****


· Provide visionary and strategic leadership to the Gertrude Herbert

Institute of Art and translate that vision into****


measurable strategies and concrete actions that advance the mission;****


· Works with the Advisory Planning/ Bylaws Committee to implement strategic

planning process; evaluate****


strategic plan; report to Board of Directors and recommend board action****


· Implement long-range strategic plan;****


· Review and maintain policies and procedures. Recommend and implement

changes if necessary to carry out the****


mission of the Institute.****


** **




· Research and develop financial support including membership, grants,

donor relations, capital programs and the****


planning and supervision of special fund-raising events;****


· As part of a comprehensive grant program, write and research all grant

proposals and foundation requests;****


· Develop fundraising plan, targeting individual, corporate, and other



· Develop GHIA¹s planned giving program for sustained individual donor



· Implement GHIA¹s Annual Fund campaign each year to support general



· Research and plan for capital campaign for building renovations;****


· Develop and maintain strategic alliances for benefit of GHIA.****


** **




· Develop and monitor budget; oversee, analyze and review cash inflow and

outflow; review all budget requests;****


· Supervise bookkeeping personnel; establish financial reporting system and

presentation to Executive Committee,****




· Monitor Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art Trust;****


· Monitor Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art Endowment accounts.****


** **


Human Resources****


· Responsible for all personnel-related functions, including supervision of

all recruitment, hiring, and termination****


activities, employment contracts, employee counseling, and administration

of personnel files;****


· Define roles and expectations and supervise employees, administrative

interns and volunteers;****


· Negotiate contracts, draft and update employment policies,

personnel-procedures manual and job descriptions.****




· Develop marketing and public relations strategies to increasing

visibility of the organization and to promote the****


opportunities GHIA offers in various areas: rotating contemporary art

exhibitions and community exhibitions; an****


education department with significant audience engagement; an ongoing

membership drive; and a wide roster of****




· Serve has the Institute¹s spokesperson;****


· Implement and manage comprehensive social media marketing campaigns;

Serve as primary administrator and****


moderator for the Institute¹s digital presence, including Facebook,

twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, Blogger, Pinterest,****


etc.; Develop social media strategies and relevant online conversation



· Keep abreast of changing social media trends to determine appropriate

channels for GHIA social media****




· Serve as primary administrator for the Institute¹s webpage;**



· Employ online merchandising system to make class registration available



· Liaison with news media and specific interest groups concerning museum

exhibitions, special programs and****


educational opportunities;****


· Manage all print materials, including editing, proofreading, design and



· Providing copywriting as necessary for all external communications (press

releases, newsletters, calendars,****


exhibit invitations);****


· Design and create copy for all e-newsletters;****


· Oversee design, writing and publication of Annual Report.****


** **


Promotions/ Community Relations****


· Promote and coordinate GHIA speaking engagements for organizations such

as retirement communities and****


special interest groups (Kiwanis/ Rotary clubs, garden clubs, etc.;****


· Attend appropriate networking meetings to boost awareness of GHIA;****


· Coordinate and staff GHIA booths at local festivals and other similar



** **


Special Events****


· Organize and coordinate most social and special events, including

fundraisers, family programming and exhibition****




· Solicit corporate underwriters and in-kind donations;****


· Supervise special event mailings and volunteers;****


** **




· Oversee ongoing maintenance of membership and programs for members,

including direct mail and telephone****




· Provide timely response of thanks and acknowledgement for support;

protect privacy of recipients and donors;****


· Coordinate corporate membership drive and manage all donor cultivation;***



· Evaluate membership program, including renewal and recruitment processes

and tangible benefits.****


** **




· Work with the Exhibition Committee to identify, develop, schedule and

coordinate temporary exhibits; contact****


artist or donor; organize loans, packing, shipping, inventory, insurance

and storage; document all incoming and****


outgoing art; make travel and accommodation arrangements for exhibiting



· Solicit corporate underwriters for exhibitions;****


· Provide introduction speech for gallery talks at opening receptions.****


** **


Board Relations****


· Serve as nonvoting, ex-officio member of the Gertrude Herbert Institute

of Art Board of Trustees****


· Serve as primary liaison to Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art Advisory



· Liaison to Gertrude Herbert Art Endowment Trustees****


* *




To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform

each essential duty satisfactorily. The****


requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or

ability required. Reasonable accommodations may****


be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential



* *


*Skills and Abilities:*


· Must be detail-oriented, very organized and have the ability to set

priorities and meet deadlines.****


· Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including exceptional

writing and presentation skills and the****


ability to translate ideas into clear, compelling proposals and

presentations and communicate effectively with a****


variety of people.****


· Ability to multi-task and to handle and balance many responsibilities in

an efficient manner.****


· Must be capable of being a strong team player with ability to manage



· Ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment.****


* *




· Bachelor¹s Degree (required), Master¹s (preferred), minimum of 5 ­ 7

years nonprofit management experience****




· Experience in a comprehensive fund development program with progressively

responsible experience and****


demonstrated success in major gifts fundraising, grant proposals, capital

campaigns; or any equivalent****


combination of training and experience which provides the required

knowledge, skills, and abilities.****


· Demonstrated outstanding leadership and experience working with nonprofit



· Demonstrated success in a results-oriented, fast-paced environment.****


· Exceptional communicator and visionary.****


· Experience with strategic and long-range planning and management.****


· High level of initiative and motivation, able to work autonomously.****


· Personal integrity and ability to instill trust and loyalty.****


· Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications; experience with design

software and donor database software****




· Supervisory experience preferred.****


· Passion for the arts.****




(rev. 12/5/2012)****


*About the Institute*




The mission of the Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art is to provide

opportunities for visual arts education and to develop visual arts

awareness and appreciation throughout the greater Augusta community.****


** **




The Institute is located in a c. 1818 Federal style mansion built for

Augusta mayor and legislator Nicholas Ware. Nicknamed****


³Ware¹s Folly², the structure served as home to several distinguished

Augusta families until Olivia Herbert, a New York art****


enthusiast wintering in Augusta, purchased and renovated the home in 1937.

Mrs. Herbert then donated the structure to the****


Augusta Art Club, with the request that the group assume the name Gertrude

Herbert Institute of Art in memory of her****


daughter, Gertrude Herbert Dunn, who had passed away a few years earlier.***



** **


GHIA has for seventy-five years achieved its mission to provide facilities

for the teaching of art, promote educational opportunities in art; and

provide support, educational enrichment and explore for local and regional

artists and their work.****


In 1994 dedicated trustees garnered nearly $300,000 to establish an

endowment for this growing non-profit community art school and gallery. A

capital campaign launched in 2000 raised $.5 million for the renovation of

an adjacent home (ca. 1909) into fully accessible art studios complete with

an ADA-compliant elevator. This facility, which opened in June 2001 as the

Walker-Mackenzie Studio, has significantly increased GHIA¹s ability to

serve everyone in the greater Augusta community. In January 2006, the

Institute expanded its services into Columbia County, securing donated

studio space in Martinez, Georgia and allowing the organization to bring

visual arts instruction directly to its many patrons in this fast-growing



As the only visual art school (non-credit) and contemporary gallery within

a 100-mile radius, GHIA primarily serves Burke,****


Columbia, McDuffie and Richmond counties in Georgia and Aiken and Edgefield

counties in South Caroline, although students attend from many other more

distant counties in both Georgia and South Carolina. The organization

serves over 27,000 annually through its professional taught classes,

outreach programming, and exhibitions. Thousands of additional residents

and visitors are informed of GHIA¹s mission at a variety of festivals and

community events. With an annual operating budget of just over $.25

million, GHIA serves Augusta well through high quality visual arts

programming and the care and maintenance of its treasured historic home.****


** **


Michelle Schulte****


Curator of Education****


Morris Museum of Art

One 10th Street

Augusta , Georgia 30901


Director of Education [The Lewes Historical Society]

The Lewes Historical Society seeks a dynamic, energetic and history-loving

Director of Education.  You’ll be the first to hold this position meaning

you’ll have the opportunity to help shape programming from the get-go and

will join other professional staff members in promoting the Society, its

mission and helping others understand, appreciate and learn from Lewes’s

rich heritage.


You’ll develop and evaluate new, original, multi-disciplinary educational

and interpretive goals, strategies and programs that highlight the rich

Society collection and meet the needs of diverse new and existing audiences

including teachers (locally and state-wide), oversee docent training and

collaborate with like-minded community organizations.  Our collections and

Lewes’s heritage allow us to draw from the arts, humanities and the sciences

to create and develop interesting educational programs which will increase

access and relevance of LHS collections and campus for school audiences

locally, and statewide.  Recruit, manage, train and mentor volunteers,

docents and interns.  Time will be spent collaborating with staff and

volunteers to ensure that tours, programs, exhibits and events work in

harmony with educational goals of the Society.


Excellent oral and written communication skills are a must as is a

willingness to be creative and to work as a key member of a small

organization to deepen understanding, appreciation and meaningful engagement

with LHS and Lewes’s history; of course, we expect out with different tasks

as needed.  A BA and/or MA in Museum Studies, Education or History is

required and 2-3 years of education experience in a museum setting would be

helpful.  We use Microsoft products so familiarity with Word, Excel and

PowerPoint is essential.


Lewes, Delaware is located at the mouth of Delaware Bay near Delaware’s

Atlantic beaches.  It is known as the First Town in the First State and is

located in lovely southern Delaware just two and half hours from Washington,

D.C., Philadelphia and Baltimore.  The Society, with over 1,000 members, is

an active part of our community and hosts numerous programs and events

year-round, maintains significant collections and 12 historic properties at

four locations in Lewes.


Please email cover letter and resume to<>, subject: Educator

Search; or mail to The Lewes Historical Society, Attn: Educator Search, 110

Shipcarpenter Street, Lewes, Delaware 19958.  No phone calls please; The

Lewes Historical Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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