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Tomorrow night: Drinking about Museums

Join the Museum of Science’s Ed Rodley and his motley crew of museum professionals and technologists to chat over some beers. Often there will be a museum visit attached but this time, we’ll be getting a wrap up of the recent MCN (Museums and Computer Networks) Conference.

When: Wednesday, November 28 at 6PM

Where: Cambridge Brewing Company in Kendall Square, Cambridge.


Hope to see you there! Also if you want to follow Ed check out his blog here.

Weekly Jobs Round-up!

Welcome to our weekly roundup of new jobs. As always, they go up immediately on their own page. Happy hunting!
  • Curator of Education and Public Programming [African American Museum] Position Summary:  The Curator of Education reports directly to the Senior Vice President.  S/He performs a broad range of duties and has numerous responsibilities whose main focus is comprehensive education and interpretation  developing programs, …
  • Assistant Director of Interpretation [Peabody Essex Museum] Assistant Director of Interpretation We are seeking an extremely creative and strategic thinker to help build and lead our Interpretation Department.  In November 2011 PEM announced a $650 million Campaign to advance the museum’s mission. The Campa…
  • Manager, Teen Programs [Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art] *Overview* The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art seeks an enthusiastic individual with a vision to lead the museum¹s teen programs. The Manager, Teen Programs creates and fosters an exciting and comfortable atmosphere for teen audiences by developing and…
  • Advancement Associate [The Virginia Museum of Natural History] (Role Title: PR & Marketing Specialist I) Position #:  W0023 Salary Range:  Pay Band 2 Minimum Starting Pay:  $12/hr Location:  Martinsville, Virginia The Virginia Museum of Natural History is seeking an Advancement Associate to assist th…
  • Content Manager/Writer [The Adler Planetarium] Content Manager/Writer The Adler Planetarium (Chicago, IL) has an opportunity available in the Experience Development department for a full time Content Manager/Writer. This position will be responsible for creating, organizing, and will deploy compell…
  • Programs and Interpretation Coordinator [The Telluride Historical Museum] General Description The mission of the Telluride Historical Museum is to preserve the rich, colorful, and diverse history of the region and bring history to life through exhibits, programs, and education. The Telluride Historical Museum seeks an Pro…
  • Research Assistant [The Morgan Library and Museum] Job Responsibilities The Morgan Library & Museum’s Department of Drawings and Prints seeks a temporary, part-time Research Assistant to facilitate the cataloguing of a gift of over three hundred drawings from a private collection. The assis…
  • Interpretive Fellow [The Brooklyn Museum] Interpretive Fellow (P/T)—Exhibitions (Part-time, temporary, non-union position) Requirements: The Brooklyn Museum is seeking an art historian versed in the world of Wikipedia to serve as an interpretive fellow in charge of several Wikipedia proje…
  • Exhibition Production Manager [The International Center of Photography] Exhibition Production Manager International Center of Photography (New York NY) Date: November 2012 Title: Exhibition Production Manager Department: Exhibitions Supervisor: Deputy Director for Exhibitions/Chief Curator Schedule: Full-Ti…

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!

Weekly Jobs Round-up!

Welcome to our weekly roundup of new jobs. As always, they go up immediately on their own page. Happy hunting!
PS: Lots of fellowships, tis the season!

Call for Papers: November 30 deadline!

Interested in Americana and material culture? BU is putting out a call for papers for their March conference, “Beyond Production and Consumption.” They say:

We invite submissions that engage material culture from a broad range of disciplinary perspectives and that examine processes of appropriation, transformation, reclamation, or reinvention related to American material culture. The conference seeks to enlarge our understanding of what Arjun Appadurai has identified as “the social life of things,” and to extend the analytical and methodological processes that underpin material culture studies.

Download the submission guidelines here: CFP Beyond Production and Consumption

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