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Associate Curator of Interpretation [Frist Center for the Visual Arts]

The Frist Center for the Visual Arts seeks exceptional individuals whose

talent and expertise supports our vision and mission. If you are interested

in applying for an available position, and meet the required

qualifications, please submit your resume, salary requirements, and

references to:****


Frist Center for the Visual Arts

Attn: Human Resources Department

919 Broadway

Nashville, TN 37203

Email: Sheri Horn at or Fax: 615.244.3339****


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*Associate Curator of Interpretation (Full Time, Exempt)*****


*Job Summary:*  The Associate Curator of Interpretation develops, supports,

and coordinates a range of in-house interpretation, which includes but is

not limited to developing and managing selected public programs for adults,

researching and writing exhibition audio tours, and developing other

exhibition-related interpretive materials. Education programs and materials

are created for the diverse communities of Middle Tennessee to encourage

life-long learning and to use the Frist Center as a resource for the arts

and humanities. The target audience includes everyone from the novice to

the connoisseur. The Associate Curator will work collaboratively within the

department of education, across the institution, and with other community

organizations as appropriate. Some weekends and evenings are required.****


*Essential Job Functions:*

€ Assume responsibility for the planning, managing, and evaluation of

public programs designed to build confidence and competence in looking at,

thinking, and talking about art through a broad variety of program types

and events;

€ Work directly with staff to identify the community needs and audiences

that most closely relate to or could be served by specific exhibition


€ Prioritize and balance programming needs, coordinating within the

education department and across the institution;

€ Collaborate and plan with staff for wide accessibility and practical

scheduling and use of the Frist Center auditorium, public spaces, and

classrooms; collaborate with the Tour and Programs coordinator to schedule

audio-visual technicians responsible for audio-visual support for


€ Supervise and share writing and production responsibilities for resources

in support of public programming to include program materials, marketing

and membership publications; coordinate publication and use of resources

with other Frist Center educators and the Marketing Director;

€ Emphasize object-based education as a catalyst for discussion and

learning about current exhibitions and visual culture, in the community and

at the Frist Center;

€ In collaboration with the Curator of Interpretation, create content and

curate selected education exhibitions and assist with research, writing,

and/or editing of audio tours, exhibition apps, and gallery materials as


€ Collaborate with staff across the institution to arrange hospitality for

visiting speakers, curators, etc.;

€ Ensure the safety and health of the public are provided for at all

on-site Frist Center public programs and events, and that City codes and

ordinances are fully met;

€ Connect art to everyday living;

€ Work with volunteers and interns in a positive and constructive manner;

€ Accept projects as assigned by supervisor.****


*Education:* Bachelor¹s degree required in art history, art education, or

liberal arts. Master’s degree preferred in museum education, art history,

or liberal arts.****


*Work Experience:* Must have 3-5 years of experience in museum education.***



*Skills and Abilities:*

€ Comprehensive knowledge of the history of art and materials culture

(Western and non-Western)

€ Knowledge of current object-based pedagogy and teaching strategies for

art education;

€ Strong research skills and the ability to write and communicate clearly

for adult audiences;

€ Experience in public speaking and presentation of programs to the

community and colleagues;

€ Ability to manage programs and facility preparations and arrangements for

small and large groups;

€ Knowledge and experience in planning, preparation and implementation of

performing arts events, film screenings, and public event programming;

€ Knowledge of educational programming for various audiences, including

non-traditional groups;

€ Familiarity with using technology to deliver content;

€ Experience working with audiences of all abilities;

€ Ability to contribute creatively in a team-oriented workplace;

€ Ability to set priorities, organize, and inspire organization in the work

of others;

€ Ability to work effectively with people on a personal level, with tact

and diplomacy;

€ Well-versed and at ease in current computer applications.****


*Physical Demands:** *The physical demands described here are

representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully

perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may

be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential

functions. Demands may include:

€ Lifting materials up to 25 pounds.

€ Stooping, bending, kneeling

€ Standing for long periods of time.

€ Working at computer for long periods of time.****


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An equal opportunity employer, the Frist Center offers a competitive salary

and an excellent benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision,

prescription drugs, 401(k) plan, flexible spending accounts, life

insurance, short and long-term disability, long-term care, paid-time off,

and holidays.****


Employment is contingent upon passing a background check and reference



In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Frist Center

will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with



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*Anne Henderson*****


*Director of Education and Outreach*****


*Frist Center for the Visual Arts*****


*919 Broadway*****


*Nashville, TN  37203*****


*615-744-3338 phone*****


*615-744-3965 fax*****


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*The vision of the Frist Center is to inspire people through art to look at

their world in new ways.*****



Assistant to School Programs [The Whitney Museum of American Art]

The Whitney Museum of American Art


A full-time position is available in the Education Department as the

Assistant to School Programs.


Responsibilities for this position include:

* Scheduling and administration of all Whitney School Programs including

single and multiple part programs and school partnerships

* Scheduling and administration of all adult private groups

* Serving as the primary point of contact with K-12 teachers and adult tour


* Serving as the primary liaison for all freelance museum educators

* Working closely with Visitor Services, Security, Education, and other

Museum Departments to ensure that guided tours run smoothly

* Assisting the Manager of Interpretation and Interactive Media and Manager

of School, Youth and Family Programs in managing For Teachers, a section on dedicated to K-12 teachers

* Managing the mailing list, creating reports, and monitoring attendance

* Assisting the School and Educator Programs Coordinator with outreach and

audience research

* Assisting with evaluation projects

* Assisting with Educator Programs

* Learning how to lead inquiry-based tours in the galleries


Requirements: B.A., a background in art history, or museum education,

experience working with K-12 students, teachers and administrators, strong

organizational and communication skills, and administrative experience.

He/she should be able to juggle multiple projects at once, solve problems

quickly and creatively, pay close attention to detail, and work well in a

group. He/she should also be excited about learning more about the field of

museum education. Position requires extended hours for program

implementation during the week.


If interested, please send resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to:


Whitney Museum of American Art

Human Resources Department

945 Madison Avenue

New York, NY 10021


No calls please.


The Whitney Museum of American Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The

Museum does not discriminate because of age, sex, religion, race, color,

national origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual

orientation or any other factor prohibited by law. Qualified candidates of

diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to apply for vacant

positions at all levels. This description shall not be construed as a

contract of any sort for a specific period of employment.

Museum Technician (History) [

SALARY RANGE: $31,315.00 to $40,706.00 / Per Year
OPEN PERIOD: Wednesday, December 05, 2012 to Saturday, December 15, 2012
SERIES & GRADE: GS-1016-05
POSITION INFORMATION: Part Time 32 hours – Permanent
DUTY LOCATIONS: 1 vacancy in the following location:

Philadelphia Metro Area, PA United States

WHO MAY APPLY: United States Citizens


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WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED: Open to all qualified U.S. citizens.


  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Appointment subject to background investigation and favorable adjudication.
  • Valid state driver’s license required.
  • NPS uniform required.



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The museum technician performs museum preservation tasks; identifies preservation needs and recommends additional actions.  Places objects in storage, maintaining the organization already established by the supervisor.  Implements museum maintenance schedules and assists in museum preservation tasks in museum collection storage.  Implements museum environmental monitoring program.  This includes gathering data, maintaining the monitoring equipment, and preparing permanent data records.  Assists with the installation, repair, and rehabilitation of exhibits.  Performs support tasks like inventory and ordering supplies; manages computer equipment, including hardware, software, and databases.


Area Information: Part of the National Park Service, Independence National Historical Park includes Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, and other historic buildings that played a major role in the early development of our nation. With over 5 million visitors from around the world each year, we need motivated people who enjoy heavy public contact to explain, protect, preserve, and maintain the important events that happened here and the resources that represent them.

If you’re looking for a challenging, fast-paced work environment in the heart of the city, Independence National Historical Park may be the right place for you!





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All qualifications must be met by the closing date of this announcement, Saturday, December 15, 2012.  Qualifying experience may be obtained in the private or public sectors.  

QUALIFICATIONS:  To be eligible for this position, you must possess the qualifying specialized experience and/or education as described in the occupational/assessment questionnaire and as outlined below.

A. One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-4 level in the Federal service to include collections management, registration, cataloging, research, preservation, restoration, or conservation of collections of museum material; OR

B. Completed a four year course of study leading to a bachelor’s degree with major study or at least 24 semester hours in any combination of courses such as art, history, museum studies, or scientific subjects; OR

C. Combination of education and experience – specialized experience as described in A above and education as described in B above, which when combined totals 100%.


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Director of Digital Access [The Folger Shakespeare Library]

The Folger Shakespeare Library invites nominations and applications for the position of Director of Digital Access. Founded in 1932, the Folger is home to the world’s largest collection of Shakespeare-related materials and the finest collection of early Continental and British printed works outside England. It offers an expansive range of scholarly, cultural, and educational outreach programs that inform, enrich, and entertain more than 100,000 individuals each year. With an endowment significantly above $200 million, the Library is administered by a Board of Governors under the auspices of Amherst College, founder Henry Clay Folger’s alma mater.

The Director of the Library seeks a dynamic individual to serve in the newly-created position of Director of Digital Access. This leadership position will work with other senior staff to expand the library’s existing digital outreach, create meaningful access to Folger expertise, and develop an infrastructure that will establish the Folger’s reputation as a center for the digital humanities.

The successful applicant will have an advanced degree and a record of accomplishment in online humanities scholarship and outreach. He/she must have experience in management and supervision, familiarity with application development and other emerging technologies, and a strong grasp of trends in humanities scholarship. He/she should also demonstrate a significant record of success in grant writing, community building, and an ability to collaborate with people from a variety of disciplines.

The Director of Digital Access will serve as a member of the Director’s senior leadership team and, in coordination with the Director, will be responsible for developing a strategy for the current and future library’s digital initiatives, which encompass all aspects of its operations. He/she works closely with the Director and other members of the leadership team to determine how digital assets at the Folger should be deployed to expand access for both scholarly and popular audiences.

The successful candidate will be a strategic thinker, with excellent analytical, written, and oral communication and organizational proficiency. He/she will demonstrate a thorough understanding of the Folger’s unique role in the cultural and scholarly communities, and be responsive to the needs of the various components of the institution and its mission.

Competitive salary and generous benefits. The position is available on January 1, 2013.

Please send cover letter and c.v. to Folger Shakespeare Library, Attn: Karen Lyon., 201 E. Capitol St., SE, Washington, DC 20003-1004 or e-mail to Please visit our website at No phone calls please. EOE.

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Education Specialist [The Harry S. Truman Library and Museum]

SALARY RANGE: $68,809.00 to $89,450.00 / Per Year
OPEN PERIOD: Monday, December 03, 2012 to Monday, December 10, 2012
SERIES & GRADE: GS-1701-12
DUTY LOCATIONS: 1 vacancy in the following location:

Independence, MO United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY: United States Citizens


In this position, you will serve as the Education Specialist at the Harry S Truman Library; Legislative Archives; Presidential Libraries and Museum Services; Office of Presidential Libraries located in Independence, MO.


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  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Background Investigation or Security Clearance
  • Relocation Expenses Will Not Be Paid
  • More than 1 job may be filled if additional vacancies occur within 90 days



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As the Education Specialist, typical work assignments include:
Manages a variety of educational programs by developing plans, policies and procedures that guide, govern and promote program activities.
Develops and implements museum programs for primary and secondary school groups visiting the Library and in public and private schools in Missouri, Kansas and nationwide.
Develops and implements programs for secondary school students and teachers,  and for college and university students and professors.
Directs  activities of interns and/or part-time educators.
Coordinates efforts to promote use of Library’s archival resources.
Assists in planning and designing overall programs administered by the library.
Develops teacher and visitor guides for new Museum exhibits.
Expands library’s resources to meet needs of people with disabilities and increasing the needs of non-English speaking school groups and visitors.
Serves as a resource to teachers concerning questions of instructional methods on historical material and programs.
Represents the library at local and national conferences and educator’s meetings.
Gives presentations to classes and other groups visiting the library and delivers historical presentations to classes in schools, colleges and other institutions.




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Basic requirement: 4 year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor’s higher degree that included or was supplemented by a major study in education or in a subject-matter field appropriate to the position (i.e., history, museum education, political science, social studies).


Combination of education and experience – courses equivalent to a major in education, or in a subject-matter field appropriate to the position, plus appropriate experience or additional course work that provided knowledge comparable to that normally acquired through the successful completion of the 4-year course of study described above.

In addition, one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level that included activities such as teaching and developing curriculum and educational materials in the field of history, social studies, or political science; or creating class visit and outreach programs in the fields reflected above, for a wide range of faculty and students at various levels, such as in a history museum education department. This experience should also reflect involvement in planning and implementing archival and museum studies programs.


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