Special Events Volunteer [Tower Hill Botanic Garden]

Special Events Volunteer

Tower Hill Botanic Garden Boylston, MA

The Worcester County Horticultural Society is a private, non-profit educational institution. The Society began building Tower Hill Botanic Garden in 1986 and it now includes several large gardens and an expanded infrastructure. Volunteers have been an integral part of Tower Hill’s growth and development every step of the way. Volunteer support enables our staff members to serve the visiting public in more creative and exciting ways. Tower Hill offers year-round special events including concerts and flower society shows, as well as our annual Free Fun Friday, Harvest Festival and Winter Reimagined events during July, October and December respectively. Assistance with greeting visitors, membership tabling and visitor information are needed to ensure the success of these events. Website: http://towerhillbg.org For more information please contact Suzanne Hauerstein, Volunteer Coordinator shauerstein@towerhill.org (508)869-6111 x175 Posted on: 06/23/2015

Education Volunteer [Tower Hill Botanic Garden]

Education Volunteer

Tower Hill Botanic Garden Boylston, MA

The Worcester County Horticultural Society is a private, non-profit educational institution. In 1986 they began to build Tower Hill Botanic Garden which now includes several large gardens and an expanded infrastructure. The very core of the society’s mission is education. Throughout the year, Tower Hill maintains an active schedule of adult and children’s classes, tours lectures and workshops. We need assistance with school groups, guided tours, weekend and evening classes and the Youth Gardening Program. Website: http://www.towerhillbg.org For more information please contact Suzanne Hauerstein, Volunteer Coordinator: shauerstein@towerhillbg.org (508)869-6111 x175 Posted on: 06/23/2015

Horticulture Volunteer [Tower Hill Botanic Garden]

Horticulture

Tower Hill Botanic Garden Boylston, MA

Volunteers play a vital role in the maintenance and growth of Tower Hill Botanic Garden. The Worcester County Horticultural Society is a private, non-profit educational institution dedicated to the “the purpose of advancing the science and encouraging and improving the practice of horticulture”. From April through October, dozens of volunteers help maintain the beautiful gardens at Tower Hill. Weeding, pruning, planting, watering and other outdoor activities are performed weekly on Wednesday and Friday mornings. Garden volunteers are needed on an on-going basis. website: http://www.towerhillbg.org For more information please contact Suzanne Hauerstein, Volunteer Coordinator. shauerstein@towerhillbg.org (508)869-6111 x175 Posted on: 06/23/2015

Curator of American Decorative Arts [Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art]

Curator of American Decorative Arts

Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art Hartford, CT

The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art seeks a Curator of American Decorative Arts to oversee a renowned collection of over 8,000 objects ranging from elaborate seventeenth-century chests to modern masterpieces of Marcel Breuer and Frank Lloyd Wright. The collection comprises examples of American furniture, glass, ceramics, and metalwork from the 1600s to the present. Distinguished areas of the museum’s holdings include: The Wallace Nutting Collection of Colonial American Furniture and Ironwork; the Samuel and Elizabeth Colt Collection of Firearms and Family Heirlooms; the Philip Hammerslough Silver Collection; and the Stephen Gray Collection of Arts and Crafts. The Curator of American Decorative Arts will manage the collection, make acquisitions, conduct cross-disciplinary research, develop exhibitions and permanent collection installations, and expand the interpretation of the decorative arts. A Master’s degree in American Material Culture, American Art History, or equivalent knowledge and experience; and a minimum of 5 years’ experience in a museum environment. Also required is a record of scholarly publications and exhibitions in the American Decorative Arts field. Skills and abilities required: in-depth knowledge of the American Decorative Arts field; excellent writing, public speaking, and communications skills; knowledge of the care of decorative arts; ability to work independently and collaboratively; and computer skills (Microsoft Office, and museum collections databases). Periodic travel for research, as a courier, or for development purposes also required. To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to: HR@wadsworthatheneum.org. The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Posted on: 06/22/2015

Curator of Modern & Contemporary Glass [Corning Museum of Glass ]

Curator of Modern & Contemporary Glass

Corning Museum of Glass Corning, NY

The Corning Museum of Glass is seeking an experienced and knowledgeable Curator of Modern and Contemporary Glass, expert in the period from 1900 to the present, with PhD in art history or a related field strongly preferred. The Curator of Modern and Contemporary Glass oversees the extraordinary new 100,000 square foot Contemporary Art + Design Wing as well as exhibitions of work from the modern and contemporary collection installed in other areas of the Museum. The Museum, The Rakow Research Library, considered the world’s library of record on glass and The Studio are the three buildings that form the Corning campus. More information about the Corning Museum of Glass is HERE. The Curator of Modern and Contemporary Glass reports to the President/Executive Director and in addition, works closely with the Deputy Director of Collections, Research and Exhibitions as well as with the curatorial team, the Collection and Exhibition Manager, Chief Conservator, Director of Education, Director of the Studio, Chief Digital Officer and Chief Scientist. The full position description is at www.opportunityresources.net under “Clients/Active Searches.” Please address all inquiries and recommendations in confidence to the retained search consultants by email. Freda Mindlin or Nancy Kaufman Opportunity Resources Inc. New York, NY 10021 search@opportunityresources.net Posted on: 06/23/2015