Weekly Jobs Round-up!

Welcome to our weekly roundup of new jobs. As always, they go up immediately on their own page. Happy hunting!

  • Education Manager, Digital Media & Online Learning [Guggenheim Museum] The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation is seeking an Education Manager, Digital Media & Online Learning. As a member of the Education Department, and in collaboration with the Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative staff, the Education Manage…
  • Project Associate [The Franklin Institute] Full-Time, 37.5 Hours/Week (some evenings & weekends) Minimum Qualificationss: Bachelor’s degree in science and/or in elementary education (with an emphasis in science), is required, with a Master’s preferred. Experience teaching youth and adults, …
  • Afterschool and Summer Project Coordinator [The Franklin Institute] Full-Time, 37.5 Hours per Week Minimum Qualificationss: Bachelor’s degree and experience in elementary education and project coordination is required. Experience and interest in adult and informal science education are preferred. Must have excellent or…
  • Assistant Editor [Winterthur Museum, Garden, and Library] JOB TITLE:  Assistant Editor JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:  Is responsible for editing museum ephemera, advertising and promotional materials, online and social media content, articles, and other types of printed and electronic communication for substance, g…
  • Public Affairs Manager [The Museum of Arts and Design] The Museum of Arts and Design (MAD), the country’s premier contemporary institution exploring the intersection of craft, design and art, seeks an energetic communications and marketing professional to join the Public Affairs team. The Museum is th…
  • Exhibitions Manager [The Guggenheim Museum] The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation is seeking an Exhibitions Manager. As a member of the Exhibition and Collection Management and Design Department, the Exhibitions Manager will ensure the effective planning, budgeting, communication and implementation …
  • Assistant in Collection Management [The Beach Museum of Art] Assistant in Collection Management The assistant aids the Registrar/Collections Manager with the preparation, management and maintenance of all documentation and records related to the museum’s art collection and to all incoming and outgoing loans. …
  • Curator of Academic Programming [The Graham Gund Gallery, Kenyon College] To apply to the position you must go through the employment page on Kenyon College’s website. The link to the position on the employment website is https://employment.kenyon.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.j sp?time=1350308286399 Curator of…
  • Communications Coordinator [The Chemical Heritage Foundation] Job Categories: Development, Marketing & Public Relations, Philadelphia County (PA), Historic/Cultural Preservation, Libraries/Archives, Museums, Science, Nature, & Gardens   The Chemical Heritage Foundation (CHF) invites applications f…
  • Museum Curator [The Interior Museum] SALARY RANGE: $74,827.00 to $115,742.00 / Per Year OPEN PERIOD: Tuesday, October 09, 2012 to Tuesday, October 23, 2012 SERIES & GRADE: GS-1015-12/13 POSITION INFORMATION: Full Time – Permanent PROMOTION POTENTIAL:13 …
  • Inaugural Exhibition Curator [The National Museum of Mathematics] A rare opportunity to curate a new Manhattan exhibition space’s inaugural show. The National Museum of Mathematics opens to curious minds of all ages this December 15.  MoMath will have an exhibition space in which it will host curated shows …
  • Family Science Adventures Coordinator [The Springfield Museums] Position Title: Family Science Adventures Coordinator Responsible for the development, planning and implementation of a variety of hands-on science activities to be offered for Museum visitors on weekends and during school vacation weeks. Additional Du…
  • Education Coordinator [MoMath] The Museum of Mathematics (MoMath) is seeking creative, energetic individuals to join its educational staff. This position will have broad responsibility to implement a variety of MoMath programs, including:   Field trip offerings for classes,…
  • Education Programs Associate [The Metropolitan Museum of Art] Education Programs Associate The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York NY)   Education Programs Associate offers administrative support to the Academic Programs area, in particular, to the College and Graduate Student Internship Prog…
  • Museum Educator [Intrepid Sea, Air, Space Museum] The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is one of America¹s leading historic, cultural and educational institutions. Opened in 1982, the Museum, anchored aboard the former USS *Intrepid*, a national historic landmark, has welcomed more than 10 …
  • Education Research Manager [Lincoln Park Zoo] Link to the position announcement: http://www.lpzoo.org/careers****   ** **   *Education Research Manager, Center for Learning Innovation and Collaboration***   Develops and implements research plans and protocols for c…
  • Manager, Digital Media & Online Learning [Guggenheim Museum] The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation is seeking an Education Manager, Digital Media & Online Learning. As a member of the Education Department, and in collaboration with the Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative staff, the Education Manage…
  • Visitor Services & Security Manager [Springfield Museum of Art] The AAM accredited/Smithsonian Affiliate Springfield Museum of Art, seeks an energetic museum professional to join the team reintroducing our outstanding collections and dynamic exhibition program to the community.  The Visitor Services and Secu…
  • Director, Education & Visitor Experience [Rubin Museum of Art] *About This Position*   * *   The Museum seeks a senior-level professional to direct its Education and Visitor Experience division.  Reporting to the Executive Director, the incumbent leads the work of more than 20 professiona…

Free Conference on Museum Education and Community Partnerships

Don’t miss this great workshop from the Greater Boston Museum Educators’ Roundtable. Their events are now free and open to all, so find them on Facebook and keep an eye out.

Attached is a flyer about their first workshop on Monday December 10th at 9:30 at the Charlestown Boys and Girls Club to discuss “Building Community Through Partnerships.”

Other topics this year include: a VIP visit to the new wing at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Play and Museums: A Literature Discussion, and a visit to Plimoth Plantation to discuss school programs and distance learning.

December Community Outreach Workshop

Museums in the News

Here’s our weekly round-up of our favorite things that were said about museums this week: the good, the bad, and the really quite strange!

Get published! “Collecting the Contemporary” Call for papers

COLLECTING THE CONTEMPORARY    Edited by Owain Rhys and Zelda Baveystock

We invite international submissions to be included in this forthcoming book, to be published by MuseumsEtc in 2013.

The book will be edited by Owain Rhys, Curator of Contemporary Life at St Fagans: National History Museum, Wales and Zelda Baveystock, Teaching Associate at Newcastle University and freelance museums consultant.

Why and how should social history museums engage with contemporary collecting? To fill gaps in the collection? To record modern urban life? To engage with minority communities? To link past and present? There are many possible responses… And many museums collect contemporary objects, stories, images and sounds – consciously or unconsciously. But reasoned policies and procedures are very often lacking. And – given the uniquely detailed record of contemporary life recorded by ubiquitous media – how best are museums to record and present contemporary life in their collections?

An overview of contemporary collecting in a social historical context is well overdue. Original source material, ideas, developments and research has never before been brought together in a single volume. This book will bring together practitioners from around the world to provide a contemporary and convenient reader which aims to lay the foundations for future initiatives.

We welcome submissions – of between 3000 and 5000 words – on the practice, theory and history of contemporary collecting in social history museums, based on – but not confined to – the following issues and themes. We are particularly interested in new and pioneering initiatives and innovative thinking in this field.

Practice

  • Projects (including community outreach, externally funded collection programmes, projects with specific goals)
  • Exhibitions (including popular culture, contemporary political issues, under-represented groups
  • Networks – including SAMDOK and other initiatives
  • Fieldwork and contemporary collecting
  • Adopting a scientific approach to contemporary collecting
  • Audio-visual recording
  • The influence of the internet, how to collect, and associated museological issues
  • Contemporary collecting and contemporary issues
  • Access, storage and conservation issues

Theory

  • What to collect?
  • How to collect?
  • Who should collect?
  • Community involvement – advantages and disadvantages
  • Contemporary collecting – key priority or passing fad?
  • Definitions of contemporary collecting
  • Should contemporary collecting be object or people based?
  • Alternatives to the accepted norms
  • The case for nationally or regionally co-ordinated policies
  • The impact of social and digital media for the future of contemporary collecting

History

 

 

 

  • Origins and development of contemporary collecting
  • Differences between institutions and countries (e.g. Sweden’s ethnological approach v. Britain’s social history approach)

The editors

Owain Rhys has recently published Contemporary Collecting: Theory and Practice with MuseumsEtc. This book gathered together disparate strands of contemporary collecting theory and history, and provided an insight into current practices at St Fagans: National History Museum. Owain is interested in formalising definitions and procedures, and in strengthening the bonds between those museums involved in contemporary collecting.

Zelda Baveystock has a longstanding interest in contemporary collecting. As the first Keeper of Contemporary Collecting at Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums, she established a subject specialist network of urban history museums actively involved in the field in 2004. She has lectured and taught on the subject in the UK, and in Sweden.

Submissions

If you are interested in being considered as a contributor, please send an abstract (up to 250 words) and a short biography to both the editors and the publishers at the following addresses: owain.rhys@museumwales.ac.uk, zelda.baveystock@ncl.ac.uk and books@museumsetc.com by 10 December 2012. Enquiries should also be sent to these addresses. Contributors will receive a complimentary copy of the publication and a discount on more.

The book will be published in print and digital editions by MuseumsEtc in 2013.

Deadlines

ABSTRACTS: 10 DECEMBER 2012

CONTRIBUTORS NOTIFIED: 11 JANUARY 2013

COMPLETED PAPERS: 2 APRIL 2013

 

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Weekly Jobs Round-up!

Welcome to our weekly roundup of new jobs. As always, they go up immediately on their own page. Happy hunting!

  • Museum Assistant [Old South Meeting House]   Description:  The Old South Meeting House, a non-profit museum, historic site and active meeting place in the heart of downtown Boston, seeks dependable and personable individuals to work with the general public in admissions, on the floor…
  • Director of Education & Interpretation [The Memphis Brooks Museum of Art] Director of Education & Interpretation The Memphis Brooks Museum of Art seeks a Director of Education & Interpretation. The candidate selected for the position will lead the development and implementation of Brooks education programs, …
  • Project Manager [U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum] SALARY RANGE: $62,467.00 to $81,204.00 / Per Year OPEN PERIOD: Friday, October 05, 2012 to Friday, October 19, 2012 SERIES & GRADE: DS-0301-11 POSITION INFORMATION: This is a Donated non-Federal position paid with the Museum’s…
  • Exhibit Developer [The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum] Reports to: VP, Exhibits and Museum Experience Status:  Full Time   Position Description: The exhibit developer acts in all facets of exhibit creation, from concept development to prototyping and installation, working with teams including sc…
  • Membership Manager [Longwood Gardens] Longwood Gardens, the world’s premier horticultural display garden located in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania (approx. 30 miles west of Philadelphia), is seeking a Membership Manager. The Membership Manager is responsible for the overall program management f…
  • Outreach Educator [The Philadelphia Zoo] Duties The Conservation Educator will report to the Manager of Outreach Programs and support the live animal experience for the Overnight Program. Educator performs all vital functions of outreach educational programming and support the overnight progr…
  • Communications Manager [The Franklin Institute] COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER Full-time, 37.5 hours per week, some evenings & weekends Minimum Qualifications: – Bachelors Degree in communications, journalism, public relations or related field. – Minimum Three Years Public Relations experience Museum…
  • Historic Site Manager II [Historic Stagville State Historic Site} JOB CLASS TITLE: Historic Site Manager II   POSITION NUMBER: 60083546   DEPARTMENT: Dept of Cultural Resources   SALARY RANGE: $33,190.00 – $52,063.00 Annually   RE…
  • Development Assistant [The Philadelphia Museum of Art] This Development Assistant role at the Philadelphia Museum of Art supports the Deputy Director of Development who oversees Annual Giving, Major and Principal Gifts, Planned Giving, and Gifts of Works of Art. The Development Assistant also provides suppor…
  • Public Programs Manager [The Mattatuck Museum] JOB TITLE: Public Programs Manager REPORTS TO: Director of Education FLSA STATUS: Exempt, 3/5 time position The Mattatuck Museum is known for engaging its community in an understanding of the past and providing vision and leadership for the future th…
  • Director of Education [The Mattatuck Museum] JOB TITLE: Director of Education REPORTS TO: Executive Director FLSA STATUS: Exempt The Mattatuck Museum is known for engaging its community in an understanding of the past and providing vision and leadership for the future through its exhibitions, p…
  • Group Reservations Assistant-The Cloisters [The Metropolitan Museum of Art] Group Reservations Assistant – The Cloisters The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York NY) The Group Reservations Assistant (GRA) provides accommodation, by phone and in person, for all group visitors to The Cloisters. He/she also announces …
  • Internal Events Coordinator [The Currier Museum of Art] The Currier Museum of Art seeks a part time Internal Events Coordinator, reporting to the Director of Development, to organize and execute the museum’s member, donor, business partner, volunteer and employee events and assist the Events Manager with lar…
  • Outreach Coordinator [The Springfield Museum] The Springfield Museums seeks an outgoing individual to join the Education Department as our new Outreach Educator. Primary responsibilities include conducting a variety of interdisciplinary art, history, and science outreach programs in schools throughou…