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Coordinator of Youth and Community Programs [Connecticut River Museum, Essex, CT]

The Education Department at CRM oversees programs for youth and adult audiences, the Coordinator of Youth and Community Programs is charged with supporting these efforts. DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES include: Expanding menu for schools, youth and adults; Implementing interdisciplinary Scout and family programs; Museum Teacher (youth and adult); Assistant Director, Summer Adventure Camps; Coordinating key Public Programs including – Thursdays on the Dock, Evenings at the Lay House, Dogs on the Dock, Burning of the Ships; participating in Museum’s special events and other special projects. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum 3 years’ experience in nontraditional learning environments; Experience producing innovative programs; MA in museum studies, education, history, or related field; or BA and equivalent experience; Understanding of educational theory and techniques, knowledge of state curriculum standards ; Able to lift at least 30 pounds and be on your feet for long periods of time; Positive, energetic, interactive approach; Excellent oral, written, computer communication and organizational skills; Attention to detail while setting priorities and meeting critical deadlines; Team oriented problem solver. ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: Captain’s License (6 pack or greater), Paddle experience, Knowledge of Connecticut River region; Storytelling, acting and/or first-person interpretation experience. POSITION CATEGORY AND REPORTING: Regular, hourly, part-time (up to 23 hours/week), full time July and August; Some weekend and evening hours required; Reports to Director of Education. Please submit cover letter, resume and references by September 5 to: Director of Education, jwhitedobbs@ctrivermuseum.org. Position is open until filled.

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Part time

Coordinator of Environmental Programs [Connecticut River Museum, Essex, CT]

The Education Department at CRM oversees programs for youth and adult audiences, the Coordinator of Environmental Programs is charged with supporting these efforts and specifically growing the environmental science components. DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: Develop and implement environmental science experiences for diverse audiences; Coordinate environmental focused public programs – EagleWatch Programs, lectures, community forums, symposia, guided paddles/hikes, etc.; Grow high school and college programs; Serve as Museum Teacher; Assist with Summer Adventure Camps; Participate in Museum’s special events and other special projects. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum 3 years’ experience teaching environmental education in nontraditional learning environments; Experience developing and implementing innovative informal education programs; MA in environmental science, biology, environmental education, or related field; or BA with equivalent experience; Understanding of educational theory and techniques, knowledge of state science standards; Able to lift at least 30 pounds and be on your feet for long periods of time; Positive, energetic, interactive approach; Excellent oral, written and computer communication and organizational skills; Attention to detail while setting priorities and meeting critical deadlines; Flexibility solving problems in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment. ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: Captain’s License (6 pack or greater); Knowledge of management of living aquatic exhibits; Paddle experience; Specific knowledge of Connecticut River region. POSITION CATEGORY AND REPORTING: Regular hourly, part-time position (up to 23 hours/week); Some weekend and evening hours required; Reports to Director of Education. Please submit cover letter, resume and references to: Director of Education, Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street, Essex CT 06426, jwhitedobbs@ctrivermuseum.org.

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Part time

Event Rentals Manager [MIT Museum, Cambridge, MA]

MIT Job Description

Job Title: Event Rentals Manager
Reports to: Associate Director
% Effort or Wkly Hrs: .5 FTE
Department: Museum
Prepared by: Mary Leen
Date: 5/30/13

Position Overview:
MIT Museum Event Rentals provide earned income to support core operations. Event Rentals average 70 bookings annually, with a client base that is 70% MIT-affiliated, and 30% external.

The Event Rentals Account Manager is responsible for marketing and securing event bookings in the Museum to achieve the annual revenue goal, relationship management of clients and vendors, and administrative management of all bookings.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities (Essential Functions**):
Promote Event Rentals within MIT and externally. Develop annual marketing plan and implement, coordinating the schedule with Museum PR and marketing efforts, mail and email outreach. Correspond and maintain contact with past clients to further develop bookings; identify opportunities to increase sales; respond to inquiries from prospective clients and secure new clients through several means including cold-calling and sales meetings with prospects. Responsible for client relationship management and ensuring personalized and exemplary customer service.

Responsible for meeting the annual revenue goal, which is budgeted at $189,000 for FY17.

Maintain database tracking all clients and contact information, booking dates and locations, status of contract completion and internal forms for MIT events, and payment. Create and generate contracts for each client and ensure that they are completed in a timely manner. Maintain hard copies. Invoice and track payments. Follow up with clients for post-event evaluation. Attend weekly scheduling meeting to review details of event bookings with Visitor Services staff. Communicate regularly and in detail with Site Manager for Events about client needs and event timeline to ensure that all logistical arrangements are in place; and with other Museum staff to maintain awareness of near- and long-term schedules for public programs, exhibitions, and other activities

Review and renew annually the list of preferred caterers; renew annual agreements with; conduct annual orientation for new and returning caterers and their staff. On a monthly basis, communicate with caterers about new business opportunities, and conduct follow-up on events they have serviced.

The Event Rentals Account Manager will perform other duties as needed or required.

Supervision Received:
The Event Rentals Account Manager reports to and meets regularly with the Museum’s Associate Director, who provides direction regarding Event Rentals in relation to Museum core operations and programmatic activities.

Supervision Exercised:
The Event Rentals Account Manager will be part of the team providing customer and retail services to the Museum’s constituency, and will work in close coordination with the Museum’s Site Manager for Events and other staff.

Qualifications & Skills:

REQUIRED:

Undergraduate degree and at least 2 years of event sales/management experience.

Must be self-motivated, highly organized, detail and customer oriented, and have excellent interpersonal and communications skills. Requires ease in working with a range of clients, diplomacy and adaptability, excellent time management skills, demonstrated ability to multi-task and to work collaboratively. Must have facility in online calendaring/scheduling systems and MS Office.

Ability to work fixed weekday schedule (TBD), 20 hours/week, and may occasionally be required to assist in client management for evening events.

Requires discretion and judgment in dealing with confidential information and/or issues.

Visitor Services and Events Assistant [Museum of Russian Icons, Clinton, MA]

Description:
The Museum of Russian Icons seeks to fill the position of Visitor Services and Events Assistant. This is a temporary position with the potential for extension. This will include 10-15 regular hours per week including Sundays and additional hours on an on-call basis for rentals and special events. At the Front Desk, the Assistant greets visitors; processes admissions, memberships and program, Shop, and Russian Tea Room sales; answers phone and email inquiries; and completes administrative projects as assigned. For events, the Assistant sets up/breaks down equipment, and facilitates guests’ experience under the direction of the Events Manager. Anticipated timeframe: October 3, 2016 – February 1, 2017. To apply: email a cover letter and resume to Amy Budge, Visitor Services and Events Manager,abudge@museumofrussianicons.org.

Qualifications:
Required skills: commitment to exceptional customer service; ability to multi-task at a busy front desk; team oriented attitude; cash handling and retail experience helpful; flexibility to work evenings and weekends as necessary; ability to lift up to 40 pounds.

How To Apply:
To apply: email a cover letter and resume to Amy Budge, Visitor Services and Events Manager,abudge@museumofrussianicons.org.

Apply by:
September 16, 2016

Salary:
$11/hour

About this Organization:
The Museum of Russian Icons was founded in 2006 as a non-profit educational institution by Massachusetts industrialist, Gordon B. Lankton. The collection includes more than 1000 Russian icons and related artifacts, the largest collection of its kind in North America, and one of the largest private collections outside Russia. The collection spans six centuries, and includes important historical paintings dating from the earliest periods of icon “writing” to the present.

Part-time Educator [MIT Museum, Cambridge, MA]

The MIT Museum seeks 3-4 temporary part-time educators to teach Museum-developed, on-site education programs in science, technology, and engineering workshops for visiting middle and high school students from September 2016 to June 2017, with an opportunity for extension. Successful candidates will have a science or engineering background, experience working with students in formal and/or informal education settings and an enthusiasm for learning about MIT Museum collections and current research at MIT. The ideal candidate will have a flexible schedule and should be available 1-2 days a week, for three-hour shifts between 9:30am and 4:00pm.

Anticipated commitment is 6-12 hours/month with the possibility of additional hours and extended employment. Compensation of $15-$18/hour, based on experience. Training will be provided.

To apply, please send your cover letter, resume, and contact information for 2-3 references to the Education Coordinator, MIT Museum, 265 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139 or edsearch@mit.edu. Review of applications will begin in late August, with hiring to occur by mid-September.

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