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Events Coordinator [American Independence Museum, Exeter, NH]

AIM is seeking an entrepreneurial Events Coordinator to think creatively and build our audience while also increasing revenue streams through the planning and execution of both longstanding and new events. Working with a group of stalwart volunteers and the Museum’s staff, the Events Coordinator will execute 3-5 signature events (including the 27th Anniversary of the American Independence Festival); a Lunch & Learn series; and assist with development and governance events as well. The Coordinator will serve as the point person for all event volunteers, and manage 2 volunteer committees. All events and work for this position will be executed with the goal of building lasting relationships with new and repeat visitors to our Museum. The successful candidate will be detail oriented, a self-starter, enjoy working on a team, and have great communication skills. This position is 14 hours (2 days) per week December – April; 20 hours (2 days plus events) a week, May – November. Schedule to be decided between candidate and Executive Director, and is based out of the Ladd-Gilman House in Exeter, NH. Some nights and weekends required (including July 15, 2017), employee must be flexible. We are an equal opportunity employer. To apply, please send resume and cover letter to or visit for a full job description.


Part-Time Museum Interpreter [Paul Revere House, Boston, MA]

The Paul Revere House seeks enthusiastic history-lovers who enjoy talking with all kinds of people as part-time Museum Interpreters. As the museum prepares to open a new Visitor and Education Center this fall, this is an exciting time to join our staff! Looking for great communicators who are comfortable with crowds, with the flexibility to learn multiple work stations, a background in American history or other museum related field, and a passion for informal education. Money-handling and customer service experience desired. Interpreters work one to two regular days per week. Weekend availability is a plus. Occasional additional substitute days are possible. $10.00/hr. 8-hour day April 15-October 31, 7-hour day November 1-April 14. To Apply: Send resume and cover letter including days available to: Kristin Peszka, The Paul Revere House, 19 North Square, Boston MA 02113, or The Paul Revere Memorial Association/Paul Revere House is an equal opportunity employer.


Project Collections Specialist – Costume and Textile Collections [Nantucket Historical Association, Nantucket, MA]

The Nantucket Historical Association seeks a Project Collections Specialist to oversee a major project to assess, inventory, and rehouse the NHA’s exemplary collection of historic costumes and textiles. The position will report to the Robyn and John Davis Chief Curator. The position also works closely with other members of the NHA team. The position is a limited-term for 12 months, 40 hours per week, and includes holidays, vacation time and benefits. Housing is available. Responsibilities include inventory costume and textile collections, manage decant of costume and textile collections from existing shelving to new compact shelving, rehouse artifacts, update and improve catalog records in the collections database, identify and report on conservation needs, research found-in-collections items to determine their origins, and suggest potential objects for deaccessioning. Experience with handling historic costume and textile artifacts, as well as a graduate degree in Conservation, Museum Studies or a related field are preferred. Please send a letter of interest, resume, and three professional references by November 11, 2017, to Michael Harrison, Robyn and John Davis Chief Curator, at or c/o Nantucket Historical Association, PO Box 1016, Nantucket, MA 02554. The Nantucket Historical Association is an equal opportunity employer.

Interim Director of Facilities [Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT]

Full-time, temporary/contract position Term: 6 – 10 months (approximate) The Wadsworth Atheneum is seeking an Interim Director of Facilities, whose primary responsibilities are supervising the activities of maintaining and repairing the mechanical areas of the museum environment; guarantees a high level of security for collections, visitors, and properties; and ensures the cleanliness, safety, and overall appearance of the museum. This position requires on-call flexibility off-hours and weekends for emergencies. ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES: Monitor and maintain (through contacts) the museum’s physical plant including HVAC, plumbing, electrical, and mechanical systems; provide facility maintenance and repair solutions on both an as-needed and regularly scheduled basis by conducting regular inspections of buildings and grounds; making recommendations for improvements and repairs. Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in experience and training; 8 – 10 years of experience, preferably in an institutional setting or cultural environment; combination of experience and/or formal training in supervising HVAC, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems. Basic understanding of all trade skills and mechanical engineering; Knowledge and understanding of current building codes; proven problem-solving skills, ability to deal with a variety of situations; ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, verbal, diagram, or schedule form; proven leadership skills; ability to use various Microsoft Office products effectively. Interested candidates should send their resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to: Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Attn: HR Department, 600 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103, Or Email Deadline for applications: November 14, 2016. The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Head of Conservation [National 9/11 Memorial and Museum, New York, NY]

The Head of Conservation Services is responsible for the physical integrity, overall care, and treatment of the diverse material culture holdings of the 9/11 Museum’s collection. This senior position provides both strategic guidance and practical expertise about the collection’s long-term preservation. Annually, he/she will prepare and oversee the budget pertinent to the Museum’s anticipated conservation activities and facilities. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: · Advocates for the conservation needs of the collection, and represents those needs and issues within the organization and to Museum field. · Develops and implements long-term strategies for the sustainability of the Museum’s holdings in compliance with the Museum’s Collections Management policy and best practices. · As the expert voice, the HCS plays an active role in defining conditions, durations, and mounts for collection display. · Determines the appropriate handling, stabilization and treatment options for collections objects in all media, recommending and supervising work by outside conservators. · Authors executive reports and informational memoranda pertaining to collection items. · Monitors protocols for the care of collections and recommends changes. QUALIFICATIONS · Graduate degree in conservation or preservation, preferred. · Minimum of 7-10 years of bench conservation and administrative experience. · Advanced knowledge of conservation ethics, principles, techniques, and procedures. · Expert knowledge of preventive practices for stabilizing and extending the physical well-being of wide-ranging collections. HOW TO APPLY: · Please visit our website at · Send cover letter and resume by 10/17/16 · Include job title in subject field. The National September 11 Memorial and Museum at the World Trade Center Foundation, Inc. is committed to workforce diversity. EEO.

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