Museum Studies at Tufts University

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Month: September 2011 (page 2 of 5)

Weekly Jobs Listing

As always, this is just our Saturday roundup. Jobs go up as they arrive on their own announcements page.

  • Registrar [New York Botanical Garden]THE NEW YORK BOTANICAL GARDEN Registrar The New York Botanical Garden, a National Historic Landmark and one of NYC’s premier cultural institutions, seeks a Registrar to join their Education department. The Registrar provides services to Ault Ed…
  • Exhibits Designer [Musem of History, Miami]Exhibits Designer―Museum of HistoryMiami. The Museum of HistoryMiami (MHM), located in downtown Miami, is a well-established institution with approximately 35 full and part-time employees and an annual budget of $3 million.  MHM maintains active …
  • Education Programs Coordinator [Montalvo Arts Center]Montalvo Arts Center Education Programs Coordinator (Full-time, non-exempt) Full job description is available at<> Under the direction of the Education Director, the Educ…
  • Director of Interpretation and Audience Engagement [New Orleans Museum of Art]The New Orleans Museum of Art seeks a DIRECTOR OF INTERPRETATION AND AUDIENCE ENGAGEMENT BACKGROUND: In 1910, Isaac Delgado offered a gift to the City Park Commission to create a “temple of art for rich and poor alike.” The Isaac Delgado Museu…
  • Dierctor [Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery]Director, Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery Columbia University Reporting to the Executive Vice President of Arts and Sciences, the incumbent directs the activities and operations of the Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery and contributes…
  • Project Assistant, Lemelson Center [National Museum of American History]Project Assistant, Lemelson Center, Education and Public Programs Office, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution Opens September 14, 2011; applications must be received by October 5, 2011. Expected start date is the January 2…
  • Senior Manager, Public Programs [American Museum of Natural History]The American Museum of Natural History is one of the world’s preeminent scientific and cultural institutions. Since its founding in 1869, the Museum has advanced its global mission to discover, interpret and disseminate information about human cultu…
  • Collections Associates [Museum Village]Two-year paid positions as Collections Associates offered for a 2011-2013 IMLS Museums for America grant implementation at Museum Village in Monroe, NY to begin as soon as October 1. As a staff member, duties would involve research and cataloguing of …
  • Public Programs Coordinator [Florida Museum of Natural History]*Position Summary* The Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida, is seeking a Public Programs Coordinator. This full-time position is responsible for the development, implementation and evaluation of all free and fee-based public pr…
  • Education Programs Manager [Florida Museum of Natural History]Education Programs Manager-Search Extended! The Morris Museum of Art in Augusta, Georgia, seeks an individual to develop and implement programs for regional PK-12 school audiences. Specific program areas include, but are not limited to, student to…

Family Learning Forum Videos

If you didn’t get the chance to attend the USS Constitution Museum‘s wonderful One Size Fits All? conference last fall, fear not: they’ve uploaded videos of each presenter to their website. (If you’re not familiar with the Family Learning Forum website, then you really should be – it started off great and keeps getting better.)

Lyn Dierking, Sea Grant Professor in Free-Choice Learning at Oregon State University and co-author, with John Falk, of some brilliant books about museum visitor and learning experiences, spoke about patterns of family learning in society and museums.

Lynn McRainey and John Russick of the Chicago History Museum spoke about their experiences in re-designing their museum’s gallery space to be more kid- and family-friendly.

Judy Rand, a museum consultant, spoke about the hilarious and sometimes depressing tour through Label Land that she has undertaken, and offers a model for process.

Finally, Ann Grimes Rand, President of the USS Constitution Museum, gave a wonderful talk about her museums process in designing more family-friendly exhibits, and a preview of exhibits to come.

All of the presentations are fun, informative, and well worth your time – check them out!

Sustaining Heritage, Sustaining Communities

The Nichols House on Beacon Hill is planning a wonderful symposium on Friday, September 30 titled “Sustaining Heritage, Sustaining Communities.”

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of its founding, the Nichols House Museum is pleased to present the symposium “Sustaining Heritage, Sustaining Communities: Museums and Historic Preservation in the 21st Century.” On September 30, 2011, five speakers from Europe and the United States will come together to share experiences from their museums and heritage sites that have showcased, revived, and sustained their respective communities. Through promoting cross-cultural understanding in Honduras; reinventing uses for historic British buildings; preserving and presenting a 17th century church in Amsterdam; conserving a national landmark in Chicago for social and cultural inclusivity; and boosting heritage tourism in Jamaica, each case study demonstrates the power sustainability has on a community’s heritage and economy. Please join us for this full day event.

Full-time students can register for $25 if they provide proof of student status. The list of presenters looks great, as do their presentation topics.

The registration page is straightforward and clean – kudos to the Nichols House for that.

Museum Tech Meetup in Cambridge

Heads up, everyone. On Wednesday, September 21, there will be a museum tech meetup at the Cambridge Brewing Company in Kendall Square.

Organized by Ed Rodley, exhibit designer extraordinaire at the Boston Museum of Science, these have been held regularly for a few months now, and the reports are very good. Several Tufts students are already planning to attend.

Hope to see you there! More details can be found here.

Museums in the News

Welcome to our weekly roundup of museums in the news.

Edgar Allan Poe Museum in Baltimore could close

Smithsonian develops technique to date silk items

1965 Film About Mr. Potter’s Museum of Curiosities

Field Museum’s McCarter to retire

Oakland museum cancels Palestinian kids’ war art

Judge throws out lawsuit over Custer museum raids

A Museum of Repression Aims to Shock the Conscience

Fla. museum told to hold painting allegedly looted by Nazis

Coming Soon: The National Museum for African American Music

How Tech Is Changing the Museum Experience

Touring David Copperfield’s Personal Museum of Antique Curiosities

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