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Month: September 2011 (page 3 of 5)

Weekly Job Listing

Welcome to our weekly roundup of museum jobs. As always, check out jobs as they appear on their own page.

  • 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…
  • Senior Manager of Tour and Explainer Programs [American Museum of Natural History]American Museum of Natural History Senior Manager of Tour and Explainer Programs American Museum of Natural History The Senior Manager of Tour and Explainer Programs is a key member of the Volunteer Staff Team, which manages over 1000 Museum volunt…

Public History in 2036

There’s a great conference out at UMass Amherst next weekend, September 23-24, taking a look at the future of the public history field.

Nina Simon, author of The Participatory Museum and the blog Museum 2.0 will be doing a workshop on Saturday afternoon.

Check out the program and registration information here. [PDF]

Free Historic Sites around Boston

I’ll copy this right from the National Trust for Historic Preservation, because they say it best. But the gist is that they gave $1 million to 14 Boston-area sites, and now those sites are opening up for free or reduced admission on Saturday, September 17. Got it? Now read more.

Don’t miss Partners in Preservation Open House Day-September 17, 2011

Two years after American Express and the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Partners in Preservation program gave $1 million to historic sites throughout Greater Boston, you now have the chance to see first-hand how these historic places are thriving.

On September 17, fourteen historic places that received grant funds from American Express through the highly successful Partners in Preservation program will be open to the public for free or reduced-price admission. Sites will feature musical performances, children’s activities, and lectures and tours focusing on recent restoration projects. Don’t miss the opportunity to see how $1 million and community support have catalyzed the successful preservation of historic sites throughout Greater Boston.

For more information on this event and itineraries to help you make your way around Greater Boston on September 17, please visit our website at

Participating historic places include:

  • Edgell Memorial Library (Framingham, MA)
  • José Mateo Ballet Theatre (Cambridge, MA)
  • Louisa May Alcott’s Orchard House (Concord, MA)
  • Lowell’s Boat Shop (Amesbury, MA)
  • Mount Auburn Cemetery (Cambridge, MA)
  • Museum of African American History (Boston, MA)
  • Old North Church (Boston, MA)
  • Old Ship Meeting House (Hingham, MA)
  • Paragon Carousel (Hull, MA)
  • Paul Revere House (Boston, MA)
  • Salem Old Town Hall (Salem, MA)
  • Schooner Adventure (Gloucester, MA)
  • United First Parish Church, “Church of the Presidents” (Quincy, MA)
  • Vilna Shul, Boston’s Center for Jewish Culture (Boston, MA)

About Partners in Preservation

Partners in Preservation is a program of American Express and the National Trust for Historic Preservation designed to help preserve historic places, engage the community in preservation, drive tourism and stimulate economic development. The program also seeks to inspire long-term support from local citizens for the historic places at the heart of  their communities.

Beginning September 20th, communities around the country will once again be asked to help American Express and the National Trust for Historic Preservation decide which historic sites should receive funding; this time in the Twin Cities. To join the vote, ‘Like’ Partners in Preservation on Facebook.

NEMA Scholarship Deadlines Extended

Heads up! The deadline to apply for scholarships for the 2011 NEMA Fall Conference has been extended to September 23.

Learn more about the scholarships here, and more about the conference here.

NEMA Fall Conference Poll

Registration for the New England Museum Association fall conference is now open!

Don’t forget to check out scholarships to help with your trip, and keep an eye on this blog – we’ll be coordinating some roommate situations for those of us who can’t swing the full cost.

And now, a very scientific poll.

Are you going to the NEMA Fall Conference?

View Results

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