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Museum Educator/Birthday Party Assistant [Morris Museum, Morristown, NJ]

This position involves teaching museum education programs (off-site and on site),and assisting at Family Festivals and birthday parties. This is a part-time position (estimated 20 hours per week). Weekend availability is required. This position offers the opportunity to gain experience working at a major cultural institution in New Jersey.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Teach interdisciplinary education programs to student groups of all needs and abilities, from Pre-K through Grade 12, as well as adults and senior citizens;
  • Work with the School Group Coordinator on various scheduled outreach and on site programs.
  • Update school programs and develop new programming based on Core Curriculum Standards as needed.
  • Assist the Birthday Party Coordinator by conducting education programs for children’s parties and prepping materials.
  • Motivate Museum visitors to make discoveries and connections to their lives and the world around them;
  • Organize approximately 3 Family Festivals per year;
  • Assist on Tot Tour Fridays and other education programming for children and families on site;
  • Assist with developing marketing and assessment materials/activities;
  • Other administrative and education duties as assigned.
  • Supervise interns and volunteers who assist at education programs and Family Festivals.

The successful candidate will bring a commitment to conducting creative education programs with an entrepreneurial spirit. The qualified candidate will have a minimum of 1 year related experience conducting arts education or hands -on science programs for youth, object-based learning, gallery or museum based teaching.

  • Strong knowledge of either art history or the natural sciences is required;
  • Outgoing and energetic:
  • Passionate about the dynamic role of museums;
  • Forward thinking, well organized, creative self-starter;
  • Open to collaborating and learning from others;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and attention to detail;
  • Public Presentation and demonstration skills;
  • Working Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point & Publisher)
  • A BA is required. An MA in either Arts and Science Education is preferred.

To Apply:
Email cover letter, resume, and three references (as one pdf)
Indicate “Museum Educator” in subject line. No phone inquiries or mail applications. Applications will be accepted until position is filled.
The Morris Museum is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

President [Seacoast Science Center, Rye, NH]

The Seacoast Science Center is a private, non-profit 501(c)(3), science learning center located within Odiorne State Park in Rye, New Hampshire. The Center has existed as a non-profit since 1992 led by its founding president, Wendy Lull. The Center is well-positioned for its future, having a stable financial position, a dedicated professional staff of 17, member and volunteer support, and is governed by a committed board of directors.

Located on New Hampshire’s seacoast, the Center is a regionally respected marine science education organization. The Center remains open throughout the year, and serves 80,000 visitors annually, including approximately 26,000 students. Through programs, exhibits, and marine mammal rescue, the Seacoast Science Center teaches people, from toddlers to grandparents, why a healthy ocean matters, and advances science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education. The Center also serves as the Park’s visitor/interpretive center.
Additionally, since 2014, the Center’s Marine Mammal Rescue Team (MMRT) has been authorized by the National Marine Fisheries Service to lead New Hampshire’s marine mammal rescue effort. MMRT responds to more than 70 cases per year, mainly involving seals, and in 2016, led a coordinated response by government and non-profit organizations following the beaching of a deceased adult humpback whale.
As an officer of the Seacoast Science Center, the President sets the strategic direction for the institution and is its principal external representative. The President is responsible for developing plans and initiatives to meet the Center’s financial needs and advance its mission. The President is also the management liaison to the Board of Directors and is an ex-officio member of the Board. The President signs all contracts, leases, deeds, mortgages, and other instruments on behalf of the Corporation.

The next President will be offered the opportunity to not only lead the Center and continue its mission, but further its growth and extend its impact. Having recently completed a business plan, the new President will work with the Board of Directors to construct and implement a strategic plan.

Candidate requirements include a history of progressively responsible leadership experience in museums, science education, or placed-based education institutions, and an advanced degree in a related field of study. The ideal candidate must have non-profit management experience, a keen understanding of the Center’s mission, and successful background in cultivation of relationships that result in major gifts, foundation or federal grants, corporate sponsorship or other forms of philanthropic support. The successful candidate must also be an effective advocate for the organization with diverse groups: public, community, corporate, academic, and political. Accordingly, superior verbal and written communication skills are required. The successful candidate must possess the ability to lead groups in outdoor program settings, including moderate hiking on trails and the rocky shore. A willingness to get your hands wet is a must, and the ability to interpret natural science and/or coastal environmental history is preferred.

To nominate a potential candidate, please contact Allan Waterfield or (603) 436-8043, ext. 22.

To apply, send a cover letter and resume to: Search Committee, Seacoast Science Center, 570 Ocean Blvd., Rye NH 03870 or email (preferred)

The search committee will start reviewing applications on October 24, 2016.

Director [Libby Museum, Wolfeboro, NH]

The Town of Wolfeboro seeks qualified applicants to fill the position of Director of the Libby Museum. This position is seasonal (6 months) and responsible for managing the day-to-day operation of the museum, including overseeing exhibits, displays, facility, budgetary matters, resource development, community outreach, educational programs, marketing: coordinating tours and making presentations; supervising museum employees, and performing other duties as assigned. The Libby Museum is operated by the Town of Wolfeboro, and its director is considered a Town Department Head. Previous museum work experience is strongly preferred. Hourly wage rate: $19.37-$23.70/hr. Please send resume and letter of interest to: Town of Manager David Owen, P.O. Box 629, Wolfeboro, NH 03894

SALARY RANGE: $19.37-$23.70

Visitor Services Manager [Staten Island Children’s Museum, Staten Island, NY]

Basic Details

Position Title: Visitor Services Manager, Staten Island Children’s Museum

Position Description: SICM is seeking to hire a Full time Visitor Services Manager to take a lead role in expanding SICM’s Visitor Services as well as develop and implement new forms of outreach and support for SICM visitors. The primary goal is to enhance the visitors’ overall experience through quality customer service, recruit and coach staff, and ensure the smooth implementation of public and weekend programs. The candidate will be an energetic, service-minded, team player who will also manage the adult and student volunteer program and student internship program.


  • Act in a general oversight capacity of all Visitor Services support staff including receptionists, volunteers, interns and educators (when serving as Manager of the Day).
  • Work closely with multiple departments to help facilitate public and weekend programs.

Reception/Customer Service

  • Ensure hospitality by disseminating information about SICM and site-wide activities to our visitors.
  • Supervise reception desk, set up/closeout daily admissions including financial reconciliation.
  • Coordinate and schedule receptionists, adult volunteers and interns.
  • Coordinate with operations department to ensure museum is clean and safe; Communicate potential or active problems to management; Make suggestions for improved ways of addressing issues.
  • Coordinate with Manager of Public Affairs regarding suggestions to update printed and electronic materials including maps, brochures and signage, etc.
  • Respond to email and phone inquiries.
  • Liaise with Snug Harbor Cultural Center and park rangers as needed; Input site-wide activities into facilities calendar.

Public Programs

  • Act as Manager of Day, overseeing museum operations pertaining to visitor services.
  • Coordinate with Manager of Programs to supervise and model best practices for floor staff and volunteers (observe, coach, evaluate and help train).
  •  Make recommendations for changes in programs and special events designed to increase visitation to the museum and to enhance visitor’s experience while at the museum.
  • Provide assistance in exhibit areas as needed.
  • Conduct daily walk-throughs of all public spaces.
  • Assist with ordering, restocking and maintaining supplies.
  • Keep up-to-date on museum policies and best practices.

Volunteers + Interns

  • Recruit, train, coordinate and support adult volunteers and interns; Assist with High School Internship program.
  • Provide outreach and recruit at community-sponsored events.
  • Administrative duties including monitor data and records for internal, city and other agencies; Provide data and narrative reports as needed to Development office.
  • Provide ongoing communication with staff, volunteers, interns, community organizations and schools about intern and volunteer programs. Assist in additional tasks as assigned by Director of Education.

WORK SCHEDULE: Fulltime WednesdaySunday, some evening hours required.


  • A bachelor’s degree in Education or a related field of study and/or 2 or more years of experience in a managerial capacity.
  • Must be a responsive team worker and have both the interest and experience, especially working with children and families.
  • The ability to diplomatically interact with public.
  • Knowledge of youth development principles and museum education theory; Experience working in a museum a plus.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse audiences, including individuals from different backgrounds, ages and abilities.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and resolve conflicts between individual or groups of individuals.
  • Ability to work independently; Attention to detail; Initiative and follow-through.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, orally and in writing.
  • Ability to work well as part of a team.
  • Experience in supervising and training staff.
  •  Proficiency in Microsoft Office, databases and Altru.
  • Must have a car and travel to venues for program delivery (mileage and toll reimbursement).

Salary: Salary: low 30’s, excellent benefits (medical, pension, 401K, generous vacation leave).

Job Date: 2016-09-19

Other Details

Application Info: TO APPLY: please email cover letter, resume and 3 professional references Subject Line: Visitor Services Manager and your name; No phone calls please; The Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Executive Director [Friends of Clermont, Germantown, NY]

Title: Executive Director
Category: Executive
Type:  Full Time Exempt
Location: Clermont Historic Site
                   Germantown, New York 12526
Minimum Education: Bachelor’s Degree
The Friends of Clermont seeks an Executive Director to lead this vital, dynamic organization. The successful candidate will build upon a public/private partnership to steward a small, but growing organization, and play a pivotal role in shaping its future. 
The Friends of Clermont is a nonprofit organization located on the grounds of Clermont, a State-owned historic site in New York’s scenic Hudson Valley. The mission of the Friends of Clermont is to support the improvement and development of Clermont State Historic Site, plan and manage cultural and educational programs in partnership with New York State personnel, and provide financial support to otherwise promote and interpret Clermont for the benefit of the public and posterity.
Job Summary:
Reporting to the Board of Trustees, the Executive Director is responsible for advancing the organization and achieving the operating and programmatic goals set forth by the Board and as outlined in its strategic plan. The position requires excellent management, organizational and communication skills, and the ability to work independently and collaboratively with the Board, New York State personnel, and a wide range of stakeholders.
The Executive Director is responsible for the fundraising and sound fiscal and operating management of the organization, and provides the executive leadership necessary to set and meet organizational goals.
Job Responsibilities Include:
·       Work closely with Board and staff to lead development and implementation of programs, initiatives and strategic priorities for the Friends of Clermont.
·       Work in cooperation with the NY State Clermont Historic Site Director to assure the Friends’ activities and goals clearly and effectively align with those of the State Site. 
·       Lead development and fundraising activities, including grant writing and special events fundraising, in tandem with the Development Committee and the Board of Trustees.
·       Develop and execute plans to retain and grow the Friend’s membership. Work with state on outreach and marketing to increase the Clermont’s visibility throughout region and state.
·       Plan and manage organization budgets, marketing, staffing, and administration.
·       Cultivate and manage organizational partnerships, business sponsorships, media relations, and engagement pathways for Friend’s members, visitors and volunteers.
·       Represent the Friends of Clermont at local, county and region-wide meetings and events. Be a worthy ambassador.
·       Act as liaison to Board, staff and attend meetings and ensure the Board has relevant information. Serve as an ex-officio member of all Board committees.
Qualities + Qualifications:
·       Sincere interest in the organization’s mission, its cultural and educational programs, and community development. A passion for history and historic preservation as well as knowledge of the Hudson Valley is a plus.
·       Team player with strong management, relationship-building and interpersonal skills.
·       Creative and strategic thinker, with a demonstrated ability to motivate people and manage activities.
·       Ability to multi-task and lead a small, but growing, organization.
·       Strong writing and communication skills.
·       Proven fund development/fundraising experience and understanding of institutional and individual giving.
·       Prior not for profit or government work experience preferred.
·       Computer literate and adept in social media.
To Apply:
Email cover letter with resume, three references, and salary requirements to  Please, no phone calls.
This is a full-time position with some weekend and evening hours required. Salary is competitive for the Hudson Valley. The Friends of Clermont is an equal opportunity employer.
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