Posted July 18, 2014
PART TIME MUSEUM ADMINISTRATOR
Employer: Gibson House Museum
The Gibson House Museum, located in Boston’s Back Bay seeks a part time museum administrator with broad administration experience. This job consists of two major responsibilities – managing all aspects of the museum including operations and supporting Board committees and their activities.
The Museum is preserved as it appeared during three generations of Gibson family occupancy (1859-1954). Since 1957, it has been operated as a house museum and open to the public. It is a time capsule of daily life during the mid-nineteenth to early twentieth centuries and as a museum of Victorian and Edwardian decorative arts. The Gibson House is a National Historic Landmark (2001), a recipient of a federal Save America’s Treasures grant (2004), landmarked as an Interior Landmark by the City of Boston Landmarks Commission (1992) and registered on the Massachusetts State Register of Historic Places (1982).
Position: Part Time Museum Administrator (24 hours/week with a possibility of additional hours)
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
How to Apply: Send cover letter stating interest and qualifications plus resume to GHM1859@gmail.com.
No phone calls, please.
Responsibilities (a detailed job description is available upon request)
Responsible for day-to-day functions of the museum and maintenance
General office work
Schedule and oversee museum tours and guides
Increase membership and maintain database
Prepare and send out monthly E-newsletter
Assist with programming, including PR and marketing
Finances & Record Keeping:
Collect, record and report income/expenses
Record and acknowledge all donations
Work with Treasurer to prepare monthly reports and financial summary for the Annual Report
Bachelors degree required
Excellent organizational/office skills
Written and verbal skills
Self-starter/ability to work alone
Enjoy working with the public
Familiar with social networking
Computer literacy – familiar with QuickBooks/Access or willing to learn
Special consideration given to someone with museum or historic preservation background.