Weekly Jobs Listing

Welcome to our weekly listing of museum jobs. As always, jobs are posted immediately on their own page.

Stanford Social Innovation Review

I know you’re all keeping busy this summer with internships, summer jobs, and beating the heat, but surely we all have some time for edifying reading, right?

The Stanford Social Innovation Review is a really great magazine with a great deal of application for museums. It focuses on just what it says – innovative ways to solve social problems. That can mean new delivery models for services, better nonprofit administration and governance, more creative funding sources, and a ton of other things.

The subscription is a bit pricey at $54.95 per year, but here’s the good news: you can log in via the Tufts network. Not only that, but their website is terrific, with lots of free content. Their blog has a wealth of thoughtful opinions about nonprofit administration – the kind that really makes sense and can make an impact, not the theoretical, airy kind. There are podcasts and book reviews.

There’s a lot to read there, but even sampling it and ad

Awesome Tufts Internships

Kristin Powers is finishing up her Museum Studies certificate with this fantastic internship:

Kristin Powers is the Public Relations/Marketing and Exhibits intern at the Cambridge Historical Society. A graphic designer by trade, Kristin is working with the staff of CHS, housed in the Hooper-Lee-Nichols House, a 17th and 18th century Tory mansion, to get the society on the map as a tourism destination, and a bigger presence in the Cambridge Discovery Days. Kristin is creating websites and brochures for new tours, such as a history of candy-making in Cambridge, using social media to promote events put on by the society, and planning and designing a small exhibit for Photo Archive Days. In addition, Kristin is working on an corporate identity manual, long-term media campaign, and helping the assistant director redesign the CHS website.

NEMA Workshop: Social Media as a Tool for Academic Engagement

From a NEMA bulletin; this one looks like a really interesting take on an issue (social media) that’s getting a lot of press lately.

Campus Connection: Social Media as a Tool for Academic Engagement

Thursday, August 11, 2011
9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA
Registration Deadline: August 4, 2011Register Online

Within a culture that has a thirst for social networking and desire for instantly updated information, the college audience especially seems to be plugged in 24/7. Social media can transform your relationship with the college aged audience, so how do we as institutions dedicated to education take advantage of these tools to engage our core audience: the student body?

Session Topics:

The Psychology of Social Media Networks
Deb Biggar, User Experience Designer
Biggar will break out the social psychology influences that make social media networks popular.  She will focus on usage broken down by demographics and many of the internal motivators that all humans share.  Deb holds a MS in Human Factors in Information Design from Bentley University and has designed human-computer experiences for 11 years.

The Museum On-campus and On-line
Kate Rettstadt, Graduate student, Harvard University Extension School
Rettstadt’s thesis is focused on Academic Museums and Galleries and their use of social media to engage their inherent audience.

The Rising Dependence on Social Media at Museums in the U.S
Jane M. Mason, Director of Marketing and Communications, Ohio Historical Society
Mason co-authored a case study with Sara Schultz, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN. The study is featured in Sustainable Museums of the 21st Century  and discusses engaging museum visitors through social media in an experimental program at the Walker called “Open Field.”

Social Media Strategy and Management
Michael Byrnes, Senior Account Executive, Matter Communications
Social media can transform your relationship with college-aged audience if it is used correctly. Learn how to create and maintain a social media strategy for your institution from a marketing professional.

Personal or Institutional? Finding your ‘Facebook voice’
Maggie Cavallo, Outreach Coordinator, Montserrat College of Art Galleries
Most academic museums and galleries have an institutional facebook page. But who is it for and what language should you use to communicate? Likewise, twitter is a rich source of instantly updated information, but what should you tweet about and who is listening?

Open to all NEMA members and non-members alike. Register today!

Museums in the News: The Heat Wave Roundup

Welcome to our weekly Museums in the News roundup!

File This Under WTF: The Museum of Non-Visible Art

Exhibit turns up a mate for rare Civil War quilt

Arm museum guards to prevent looting, says professor

Wichita Art Museum birthday party draws a big crowd

Museum Of Celebrity Leftovers Collects Star-Touched Crumbs

Shuttle Program’s Next Trip: To The Museum

Fort Worth’s Kimbell Art Museum hires ‘superstar’ as its No. 2 man