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Curator- Georgia College, Old Governor’s Mansion

Under the supervision of the Director of Georgia’s Old Governor’s Mansion and the Sallie Ellis Davis House, the Curator plans and coordinates the museum’s tourism programs, develops and implements educational programming, outreach, and docent programs. The Curator also serves as a curator of Georgia College affiliated sites; assists in providing archival and accession file maintenance; maintains the site’s website and social media pages; conducts historical research; assists the Director in soliciting donations for the museum; develops and coordinates special events; and writes grants to support the museum’s programming and initiatives. In addition, the Curator will all also train and supervise all paid museum interpreters, students, and graduate assistants.


Key Function Operations
Job duties performed for the above function Develop and implement collections management program and coordinate all docent activities.
Key Function Outreach
Job duties performed for the above function Develop and implement K-12 and community internal and external programming.
Key Function Event Planning
Job duties performed for the above function Coordinate and enhance university affiliated site’s facility use and rental programs.
Key Function Program Support
Job duties performed for the above function Assist the Director in the functions of the museum and other duties as assigned.

Other Duties and Responsibilities

Other Duties and Responsibilities
Equal Opportunity Statement Georgia College is committed to the fundamental principle of equal opportunity and equal treatment for every prospective and current employee and strives to create a campus environment which understands, fosters, and embraces the value of diversity. No person shall, on the grounds of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information, be excluded from employment or participation in, be denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination, under any program or activity conducted by Georgia College.

Minimum Requirements

Proposed Minimum Experience/Education Bachelor’s degree in History, Museum Studies, Public History, English, Creative Writing, or Education or similar discipline. 1-3 years’ experience working in a museum environment or similar environment.
Department Required Skills Demonstrated expertise applicable museum practices, including collections management;
Program management; Strong organizational, interpersonal and communication skills;
Highly self-motivated, team player;
Innovative and creative thinking;
Must be detail-oriented and able to multi-task;
Must be able to exercise clear communication on a daily basis to all stakeholders
Must have thorough knowledge and high comfort level in PastPerfect, MS Office, and Outlook Calendar for scheduling events and sharing information;
Must have working knowledge of all social media programs.
Experience in the development and implementation

Job Opportunity: Facilitator – Tsongas Industrial History Center

General Summary of Position:

Facilitation of School Group Visits: Direct Contact

  • Meets and directs multiple groups of students, teachers, and bus drivers (stepping onto bus for communications). During busy season, as many as 16 groups a day may visit.
  • Coordinates and communicates transportation logistics at curb
  • Uses radio system to report questions, emergencies, schedule alterations
  • Assists with moving carts filled with student lunches
  • Oversees group movement and monitors groups in lunchroom, in conjunction with Park Maintenance staff
  • Distributes program evaluations to teachers
  • Records daily visitation statistics and provides weekly report

Facilitation of School Group Visits: Preparation

  • Opens the Tsongas Industrial History Center daily
  • Assists with implementation of bad-weather plans through timely communications with TIHC Assistant Director for Operations (at times prior to work hours, by phone from home).

Facilitation of Special Groups

  • Assists with staff and teacher professional development programming
  • Assists with occasional visitors and groups wishing to observe programs
  • Conducts morning update meetings with all staff present
  • Maintains master program/staffing whiteboard

 Promote the University’s commitment to customer service by:

    • Building effective partnerships with co-workers throughout the University by freely sharing appropriate information and providing assistance when needed.
    • Ensuring optimum service to all internal and external partners in response to all requests for service and information.
    • Maintaining an environment that is welcoming to persons of all backgrounds, nationalities, and roles.Impact of Actions
      • Student (and adult) comfort and safety depend in large part on decisions and recommendations made by the facilitator.
      • Annual visitation statistics must be accurate for reports and funding decisions.

Minimum Qualifications (Required):

Education: High school diploma or GED

Experience: Minimum 2 years’ prior experience in managing groups of youth, interacting with visitors to a site, organizing information and anticipating possible problems to ensure smooth logistics for visitors, collaborating across various workgroups.


  • excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • able to communicate and collaborate with diverse groups (NPS Maintenance staff, museum teachers, visiting educators and students, and TIHC leadership team) to manage movement of school groups in a positive, effective way
  • strong dedication to customer service
  • organized and attentive to detail
  • ability to predict and troubleshoot logistical complications
  • ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment

Additional Considerations:

  • Nature of position requires time outdoors in all kinds of weather and occasionally requires some work from home (phone calls) during extremely bad weather or emergency situations.
  • It is often necessary to help move bulky lunch carts.
  • Work involves a mix of routine, well-established methods and unusual or changing situations that require quick and sound judgment. The facilitator brings problems not of a routine nature to the attention of the manager.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

This is a temporary, part-time, non-benefited, non-unit position.


Gallery Attendants [MIT Museum, Cambridge, MA]

Full and part-time gallery attendants for October–December 2017, for exhibition, The Enemy, with training in late September.

The Enemy by Karim Ben Khelifa is a groundbreaking interactive Virtual Reality exhibition. Participants will encounter combatants on opposite sides of conflicts in Israel/Palestine, the Congo, and El Salvador. In their own words, each will offer personal perspectives on war, including thoughts on motivations, suffering, freedom, and the future.

Three types of Attendant positions available:

Gallery Attendant: Open exhibition and activate components; welcome visitors and provide introduction; assign and activate equipment and assist at start of experience; monitor to assist if needed during the experience; remove equipment at conclusion and replace battery packs.

Closing Attendant: At the exit of the exhibition, answer visitor questions, discuss their experience, and encourage to share thoughts via a guestbook or social media platform.

Technical Attendant: Start up and calibrate the tracking system; may perform technical trouble-shooting; also performs gallery attendant duties.

Job Requirements: Must be able to commit to the full run of the exhibition, including November 25-26 and December 26-31; be available for training on the following dates: Gallery and Closing attendant: September 25 or 26; Technical attendant: September 22.

Qualifications: High school diploma or equivalent education required, Bachelor’s degree preferred. Should enjoy working with the public, possess basic computer skills and be willing to commit to the full run of the exhibition.

Pay: $12.50/hour

Please send résumé and cover letter to: Patricia Lane, Visitor Services Manager, MIT Museum;

Director of Education and Library Services [Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, TX]

The Amon Carter Museum of American Art seeks a Director of Education and Library Services (DELS), a senior-leadership position. The DELS will have the opportunity to illuminate one of the world’s finest collections of American art, including many masterpieces, through museum interpretation, educational programs, and facilitation of research.

The DELS leads a division of the museum consisting of two departments: Education, and Library and Archives. Education provides programs for greater than 20,000 pre-K-12 students, university students, and adults; distance learning for all ages; and exhibition interpretation. Library and Archives fosters new knowledge in diverse audiences via published works and unpublished documents. Complementing the museum’s art collection, the research library offers over 150,000 items on American art, photography, and history from the early nineteenth century to the present, one of the largest collections focused on American art in the country.

As a member of the museum’s Leadership Team, the DELS contributes vision, expertise and inspiration to the formulation of strategic plans and the oversight of their fulfillment. S/he manages department staff members and coordinates their work with other divisions. The successful candidate will be a visionary and an innovator regarding the roles of educational programming and information services in an art museum. S/he will relish collaboration with fellow professionals; fostering deep connections and fruitful collaboration between education and library services departments and other departments within the museum; and actively engaging communities beyond simply delivering products to them. S/he will have a record of successful leadership in a museum 2 setting that includes developing engaging, effective museum programs, particularly for adults, and leading a department.

The Amon Carter Museum has been making a transition from a founder-led institution to one guided by a collegial Leadership Team consisting of the Executive Director, Chief Operating Officer/Chief Financial Officer, Director of Collections and Exhibitions, Director of Development and Communications, Director of Human Resources, and the DELS. Executive Director Andrew J. Walker and COO/CFO Scott Wilcox share authority, with the former setting the artistic direction, working with donors and providing the public face of the museum; and the latter handling administrative matters, finances and day-to-day operations. The successful DELS will embrace this organizational structure, thrive in the museum’s collaborative work environment, and lead the Education and Library Services Division through process management, mentoring, and evaluation.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION AND LIBRARY SERVICES: The DELS will help provide the leadership and vision for the museum’s excellence. The DELS will serve on the museum’s Leadership Team and manage mid-level staff in the Education and Library and Archives Departments, which employ about 18 staff. S/he will maintain a working relationship with the Board of Trustees. S/he will be an ambassador to community groups and patrons and will represent the museum at national professional meetings. The DELS will work with the development department in fundraising initiatives, and will prepare and manage the departmental budgets within the Education and Library Services Division.


1. Build on the museum’s reputation for educational excellence, especially in the area of pre-K-12 visits, strengthening existing programs. Oversee development of new interpretative and public programs, with particular emphasis on programs for adults.

2. Oversee Library and Archives’ initiatives to expand their reach and foster new learning in service of the museum’s strategic goals, for example, through external partnerships.

3. Maintain up-to-date knowledge of best practices in museum education and informational services to inform program development at the museum.

4. Initiate, cultivate and maintain partnerships with such entities as schools and universities, other museums, healthcare organizations, community agencies, and libraries.

5. Gather data on departmental activities and conduct effective evaluation to promote constant improvement and inform the Leadership Team.

6. Represent the Education and Library Services Division on the Leadership Team, working as an effective teammate and advocate, setting strategic directions, and contributing to significant decisions for the museum.

7. Develop and manage operational processes to achieve departmental objectives in fulfillment of the museum’s strategic plan.

8. Foster a culture in the Education and Library Services Division of forging strong partnerships within and beyond the museum in pursuit of institutional goals.

9. Perform supervisory responsibilities, managing department staff within the division.

10. Recruit, interview, recommend for hire, train, and evaluate staff as needed. Ensure appropriate and effective management of staff, interns, and volunteers by mid-level staff.

11. Cultivate leadership skills in departmental staff and encourage their professional growth.

12. Assist the Development Department as appropriate to secure funding for museum programs and information services.

13. Oversee formulation and management of Division budgets.


1. Minimum of 5 years of museum-education and management experience in a senior-management position at an art museum or similar institution, such as an American history museum with a significant art collection and strong educational programs.

2. Demonstrated leadership, mentoring, and organizational skills. a. Demonstrated ability to think strategically and creatively; experience with long-range planning for program planning and audience development. b. The ability to manage multiple projects, work under pressure and meet deadlines. c. Institutional perspective; able to consider and test ideas in a team setting without being wedded to one’s own. d. Problem solving skills, both as an individual and as part of a group of peers. e. Desire to advance into museum senior-administration and to mentor and professionally develop the Division’s professionals. f. Possessing professional presence, with a talent for inspiring and building confidence both within the museum and outside the institution among a broad range of constituencies. g. Passion for museum education. h. Diplomatic. Comfortable in dynamic or challenging situations.

3. Collaborative skills. Experience with or commitment to a team-oriented culture with shared responsibilities.

4. Master’s degree required in art history, art, museum studies, museum education, or similar field. Degree with specialty in the field of American Art or Culture is desirable.

5. Excellent communication and writing skills.

6. Proficient in community interaction and cross-staff partnership building.

7. Positive outlook. High energy, self-motivated, with a strong work ethic.

8. Business acumen and sound financial and logistical-planning abilities.

9. Computer proficiency with MS Office products.

ABOUT THE MUSEUM: The Amon Carter is an AAMD Museum with an operating budget of $15M. After six decades of growth, the Amon Carter houses more than 200,000 paintings, photographs, prints and sculptures, among them premier works by Thomas Cole, Frederic Church, Martin Johnson Heade, Thomas Eakins, Winslow Homer, Augustus Saint-Gaudens, Mary Cassatt, William Merritt Chase, Childe Hassam, Georgia O’Keeffe, Alexander Calder, Arthur Dove, Marsden Hartley, and Stuart Davis. The photography collection of 45,000 prints spans the entire history of American photography, and the museum houses the archives of eight American photographers (

HOW TO APPLY: Nominations welcome. Apply in confidence: Email cover letter, résumé (Word document preferred), salary requirement, and names of 3 references with contact information by September 11, 2017 to retained search firm: Marilyn Hoffman and Scott Stevens, Museum Search & Reference, EOE. References will not be contacted without prior permission of the applicant. The Amon Carter Museum is accepting only new applications for this reopened search.

Events and Social Media Manager [Old South Meeting House, Boston, MA]

Old South Meeting House, a museum, historic site and active meeting place in downtown Boston, seeks an energetic and enthusiastic professional to positively promote the organization through social media and assist with management of 50+ facility rentals each year, including corporate events, wedding ceremonies, public forums and programs with non-profit organizations. Manages social media and has the opportunity to play a key role in planning and execution of signature programs such as the Boston Tea Party Reenactment. Reports to Marketing and Events Director.

Responsibilities include: Independently manage 15-25 events each year and support larger events as needed, supervising event staff and working with clients from initial contact to post-event wrap up; Represent Old South Meeting House as first point of contact for rental event inquiries, and interface with clients and caterers; Process event reservations, deposits and payments in Blackbaud software; Work closely with senior staff to plan signature events, including the Boston Tea Party Reenactment, and assist with additional museum programs and events as needed; Manage Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other social media; Develop social media content calendar consistent with mission and institutional marketing plan; Track various data from social media, create reports; Assist with marketing and publicity using Constant Contact announcements, calendar listings and other platforms.

Part-time, hourly position, approximately 20 hours per week. Requires occasional weekend and evening work.

Qualifications: Energetic and enthusiastic individual with one + year of experience in event management or related field; excellent writing and organizational skills; a professional and flexible manner; able to work well with a diverse range of people and balance multiple priorities; the ability to be a self-starter as well as a team player. Museum or non-profit experience and successful management of non-profit social media platforms a plus

To Apply: Send resume and cover letter no later than August 28th.  Applications accepted on rolling basis. No phone calls please.

For more information on the Old South Meeting House please visit our web site at

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