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Membership Coordinator [Farnsworth Art Museum]

Job Description

Full-time Membership Coordinator reporting to the Director.  Oversees and aggressively works to grow membership at the Farnsworth Art Museum.  Creates, implements and evaluates membership renewal and acquisition programs. Assists in the production of related advancement activities, creates correspondence, reports, and other written materials related to servicing membership, prospect research and advancement activities. Responsible for program marketing, data processing, benefit fulfillment and data analysis.

Job Requirements

Qualifications include B.A. in Liberal Arts or related field, a minimum of five years museum or non-profit fundraising experience, including membership, or equivalent work experience. Demonstrable strengths in information and budget management and membership communications, excellent communication (verbal and written) and organizational skills, professional demeanor with strong interpersonal skills and a high level of comfort working with the public, trustees, members and donors.

Strong organizational skills and problem solving ability essential, attention to detail, and capability to recognize and address day-to-day and long term responsibilities without direct supervision. Successful candidate is goal oriented; flexible; cooperative; and supportive of colleagues in all areas of museum operations.  Thorough working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Blackbaud’s Raisers Edge or comparable database software is essential.

Interested candidates should forward cover letter and resume to

ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE CURATOR -Drawings and Prints [Metropolitan Museum of Art]

Job Description

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, one of the world’s finest museums, seeks an Assistant/Associate Curator, Drawings and Prints. The Assistant/Associate Curator oversees every aspect of the department’s comprehensive collection of European 19th-century drawings, prints, and illustrated books from acquiring, researching and publishing the works to organizing exhibitions and administering loans.

Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Research and publish the collection.
  • Propose and organize exhibitions.
  • Research and propose new acquisitions.
  • Administer loan requests.
  • Foster and maintain excellent working relationships with donors, patrons, collectors, dealers, colleagues from other institutions, and the scholarly community.
  • Assist with fundraising as appropriate.
  • Engage with programs for departmental friends groups.
  • Contribute to the Museum’s various educational programs.
  • Other related duties.

Application Deadline: July 17th, 2015

The Assistant/Associate Curator, Drawings and Prints, is a full-time position and includes full benefits. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Send cover letter, indicating position of interest, resume, and salary history to:

as a Word attachment only

with “Assistant/Associate Curator, Drawings and Prints” in the subject line.


Job Requirements

Requirements and Qualifications:

Experience and Skills:

  • Minimum three years of museum experience.
  • Knowledge of European 19th-century drawings, prints, and illustrated books with a particular interest in French works required.
  • Excellent communication and writing skills.
  • Proficiency in two foreign languages including French preferred.

Knowledge and Education:

  • Ph.D. or equivalent experience preferred.

Interim Curator of Paintings and Sculpture [Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute]

Job Description

The Clark Art Institute seeks a dynamic professional to act as interim curator of its world-renowned paintings and sculpture collection beginning late summer or early fall 2015. Working with the Director of Collections and Exhibitions, this twelve to eighteen-month position will oversee curatorial functions for the painting and sculpture collections. The interim Curator of Paintings and Sculpture will review and recommend requests for loans; propose and oversee changes in gallery displays as needed due to outgoing or incoming loans, etc.; and write and review label copy and multimedia guide content for all such installations. In addition, the curator will coordinate upcoming exhibitions related to paintings and sculpture, including a major exhibition of 16th and 17th-century European paintings from the Museo del Prado, Madrid, scheduled for summer 2016. Additional duties include: participate and assist with a full range of departmental activities including planning and implementation of public and special programs related to the permanent collection and exhibitions, advancement activities, supervising student interns, and other ongoing duties.

Job Requirements

This position reports to the Director of Collections and Exhibitions. The successful candidate will have a PhD in the History of Art with a specialty in European paintings; broad knowledge of Renaissance through late nineteenth-century art; reading knowledge of French and Italian; and museum experience working within a curatorial department. Please submit a letter of interest, C.V., and list of references to

Director [National Naval Aviation Museum]

ob Title:Museum Director

Department:Department of the Navy

Agency:Immediate Office of the Chief of Naval Operations

Job Announcement Number:NE50301-14-1417791NM116759


$98,633.00 to $128,223.00 / Per Year


Friday, May 29, 2015 to Friday, June 19, 2015




Full Time – Permanent



1 vacancy in the following location: Naval Air Station Pensacola , FL View Map


Current Federal Employees, VEOA, Reinstatement, and ICTAP eligibles


Not Applicable




The Navy and Marine Corps team offers innovative, exciting and meaningful work linking military and civilian talents to achieve our mission and safeguard our freedoms. Department of the Navy provides competitive salaries, comprehensive benefits, and extensive professional development and training. From pipefitters to accountants, scientists to engineers, doctors to nurses-the careers and opportunities to make a difference are endless. Civilian careers-where purpose and patriotism unite!

This position serves as the Director of the National Naval Aviation Museum (NNAM) in Pensacola, Florida, under the Naval History and Heritage Command (NHHC). The mission of NNAM is to preserve and enhance the relevance, heritage, and image of Naval Aviation through acquisition, collection, preservation, and exhibiting articles of significance relating to the history and mission of Naval Aviation. In addition to presenting the historical aspects of Naval Aviation, the museum is responsible for the representation of the Naval Aviation community as a whole to the American people, Navy family, and visiting public, as well as for present and future potential members of its community. The Director also serves as the Navy representative to both the Naval Aviation Museum Foundation (NAMF), a non-profit, non-federal entity chartered to provide charitable support to the NNAM; and the National Flight Academy (NFA), a limited liability corporation chartered to support the NAMF and NNAM.



  • Occasional Travel


  • No


  • You must be a US Citizen.
  • Must be registered for Selective Service, see Legal & Regulatory Guidance.
  • Suitable for Federal employment as determined by background investigation.
  • Selectee may be required to successfully complete a probationary period.

Job Requirements


  • Oversee the operation of the largest and most visited museum within the Navy museum system.
  • Manage the four cornerstones of a public museum: research, collection, exhibits, and education. Outreach includes broadcasting the naval aviation story through a variety of promotional venues.  This includes the museum’s aircraft loan program, approved event participation and active liaison with the naval aviation community.
  • Oversees and leads a highly diverse and complex work force of federal employees, volunteers and gratuitous service persponnel in meeting NHHC and NNAM mission objectives.
  • Oversee the growth, care, loan, display and security of a collection of over 1,000 aircraft, and over 34,000 additional artifacts, as well as 3,200 linear feet of archival materials.
  • Oversee the acquisition of historic aircraft and other objects, materials and services, including making recommendations for the aircraft trade program.
  • Represents NHHC and the naval aviation community to the general public, military constituents and various other entities that are supporters of or stakeholders to the museum.


In order to qualify for this position, your resume must provide sufficient experience and/or education, knowledge, skills, and abilities, to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are being considered.   Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities, as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific when describing your experience.

Your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-13 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Specialized experience is defined as experience that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled and has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities, to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following:

1) Analyzing and evaluating program data to determine the effectiveness of museum or equivalent organizations operations and to identify areas for improvement;
2) organizing and leading others in comprehensive studies or projects and preparing accurate, technically sound recommendations;
3) managing, maintaining and preserving acquired items, such as equipment, material and collections, that are associated with a modern museum;
4) apply concepts of a modern museum’s mission by utilizing knowledge of the role of naval aviation within the context of Navy operations;
5) communicating program objectives to key high-level officials and project officers in support and defense of mission critical museum initiatives, objectives and activities;
6) utilizing knowledge of standards and best practices for museums, non-profits, or similar organizations to provide vision and strategic direction.

Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management web site:


PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, spiritual, community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

As part of the application process, you must complete and submit an occupational questionnaire.  To preview this questionnaire and determine if your experience matches the skills required for this position, click on the following link:  View Assessment Questions.




Generally, current Federal employees applying for GS jobs must serve at least one year at the next lower grade level. This requirement is called time-in-grade.  All qualifications and time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement and clearly documented in your resume.

Selectee is required to participate in the Department of Defense direct deposit of pay program.


When the application process is complete, we will review your resume to ensure you meet the hiring eligibility and qualification requirements listed in this announcement. You will be rated based on the information provided in your resume and responses to the Occupational Questionnaire, along with your supporting documentation to determine your ability to demonstrate the following knowledge, skills and abilities/competencies:

1. Knowledge of museum operations.

2. Skill in collections management.

3. Ability to communicate.

4. Ability to lead others.


If, after reviewing your resume and supporting documentation, a determination is made that you inflated your qualifications and/or experience, your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities or you may be found ineligible/not qualified.


Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.


Department of the Navy offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays and a 401K-type retirement plan.  More information can be found at:


This Position is subject to Department of Defense Priority Placement Program.


This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.


A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the selectee fails to meet the pre-employment requirements, including failure to report to any of the scheduled appointments.


The Department of the Navy uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) Eligible: 

Current DON Interagency Career Transition Program (ICTAP) Eligible: To be considered well-qualified and exercise selection priority as an ICTAP candidate for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must satisfy all qualification requirements for the position and receive a rating of 85 or higher.  For more information about ICTAP eligibility please review the following link:

Veteran’s Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA):

Military Spouse Preference (MSP):


To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.  Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:  – Complete Resume. – Complete Assessment Questionnaire. View Occupational Questionnaire.

- Other supporting documentation as required.  Please see the “REQUIRED DOCUMENTS” section and review the applicant checklist link to determine if there are other documents you are required to submit.

Failure to submit a complete application (resume, assessment questionnaire, and all supporting documents) by 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST) on Friday, June 19, 2015, may result in an ineligible rating and loss of consideration.  Please follow all instructions carefully as missing application information will not be requested.


If more than one resume is received, only the last resume received and processed will be reviewed.


If you upload your documents, do not fax the same documents.

Note: To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account: select Application Status, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position.

If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents follow the directions located at:


This Vacancy ID is 1417791.


Do not email or send hard copy resumes/applications to the Contact Information or Agency Information listed in this vacancy announcement.  All resumes/applications received at the addresses listed in the Contact Information or Agency Information will be destroyed and will not be considered for this vacancy announcement.

Assistant Curator of Exhibitions [San Francisco International Airport]

San Francisco International Airport


Salary range: $64,272 – $78,130

SFO Museum is seeking a highly talented Assistant Curator to join its Exhibitions team.  This position is responsible for supporting SFO Museum Curators in researching and writing for assigned exhibitions including: developing concepts; producing story lines; locating and selecting objects; working collaboratively to design, organize, and implement exhibitions; working with lenders to identify objects and secure their loan for exhibitions; developing education components and conducting visitor tours of the Museum’s facilities and galleries,  and perform a variety of related duties.

SFO Museum produces approximately forty exhibits annually on themes of art, history, science, and culture, and features over twenty galleries throughout the Airport.  The Museum also holds a permanent collection of over 100,000 objects related to the history of commercial aviation. Learn more:

Ideal Candidate will have strong writing skills; ability to summarize dense amounts of information and research, have a demeanor suited to a fast-moving and dynamic  team oriented environment; demonstrated concern for detail, accuracy, and neat execution of work; knowledge of general museum operations and procedures;  have the ability to plan, organize, and implement complex projects as well as multi-task and problem solve; have excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with volunteers, assistants, supervisor, Museum and Airport staff, outside agencies, and the public, and be  familiar with the Apple platform, Microsoft Office, Adobe Photoshop, and FilemakerPro.


Job Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college with major course work in fine arts; AND 3 years of responsible museum experience in the field to which assigned; OR equivalent combination of training and experience e.

Interested applicants are encouraged to apply immediately.   For more information, visit:

Minorities, Women and Persons with Disabilities are encouraged to Apply

An Equal Opportunity Employer

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