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Director [Kupferberg Holocaust Center, NYC]

Queensborough Community College invites applications for Director of the Kupferberg Holocaust Center.

CUNY is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its workforce.  It welcomes nominations of, and applications from members of protected groups including minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities, as well as others who would bring additional perspectives to the university’s mission.  Candidates with demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusiveness through their research, teaching and/or service are also encouraged to apply.  One of the Queensborough Community College’s greatest strengths, and a necessary element of excellence, is the diversity of our community.  We strive to attract and nurture a talented and diverse faculty and staff that proudly reflect the unique character of the local Queens community, the most diverse county in the United States.

The Director reports to the Vice President for Institutional Advancement and leads the operational, educational, outreach, and fundraising programs of the Kupferberg Holocaust Center.  The mission of the Kupferberg Holocaust Center (KHC) is to use lessons from the Holocaust to educate current and future generations about the ramifications of unbridled prejudice, racism and stereotyping. The lessons of the Holocaust are also used to develop exhibits and programs related to genocide, mass atrocities, and contemporary issues. The Center seeks to encourage an awareness of, and appreciation for, the value of diversity in a pluralistic society.

The Director’s leadership and vision guides the production of customized exhibits and their attendant catalogues each semester dealing with Holocaust-related themes and, in doing so, assembles and directs a production team consisting of researchers, writers and graphic designers; creates a production, distribution and viewing schedule for the exhibits; and develops budgets and funding sources to support their creation, distribution, marketing and evaluation.

The Director’s background and collaborative skills will assist him/her in creating and maintaining working relationships with the faculty and department chairs of the College to have the KHC serve as a learning laboratory for Queensborough students, including students who are in those programs directly related to the study of the Holocaust as well as those who are not.  Key components of interaction with the Queensborough student body are the various internship programs coordinated by the KHC Director.

The Director’s knowledge and planning for the KHC’s educational programs, activities and events for the greater community shall incorporate the available research on the Holocaust, the experiences of Holocaust survivors, the needs of second and third generation survivors, the concerns of the KHC Advisory Board and the expressed concerns of Queens County’s most diverse, multi-ethnic community in developing a mechanism that adds relevance to such studies and provides to the users an approach to addressing prejudice and enhancing individual and group relations.  The KHC’s programs, activities and events are held throughout the year and scheduled during days, evenings and weekends.

The Director’s inspiration and commitment to the mission of the KHC will guide his/her efforts in developing working and funding relationships with community organizations, elected officials and funding sources.  Support for the KHC’s programs is generated by grants, sponsorships, membership, annual fund campaigns, major gifts, planned giving, naming opportunities, speaker stipends or rental fees from the KHC customized exhibits, along with funds generated by the KHC’s endowment.

The Director, working in conjunction with the Office of Marketing and Communications, maintains a constant public awareness of the KHC and its ongoing customized exhibits and instructional materials.

QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor’s Degree and eight years’ relevant experience required.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

-Advanced degree in a field related to the Holocaust, Genocides, or Human Rights
-Post-secondary teaching experience
-A documented portfolio of exhibits developed to educate about the Holocaust, and Genocides, or Human Rights
-Fundraising experience (government grants/allocations, major gifts, special events and membership drives)
-Program management experience (to generate relevant exhibits, activities and events for the KHC)
-Knowledgeable about the Holocaust and genocides throughout the world
-Community outreach experience
-Experience working with elected officials to garner support for instructional programs
-Marketing experience
-Excellent writing skills
-Excellent communication and public presentation skills
-Budget management skills
-Technology skills
-Experience working with diverse populations
-Public education experience
-Willingness to work non-standard hours as necessary

CUNY TITLE OVERVIEW

Directs a specialized academic and/or research center.
– Designs, implements and monitors curriculum for programs sponsored by the Center
– Oversees the design and delivery of courses and workshops; assesses learning outcomes
– Develops and manages Center’s budget and operations
– Implements ongoing faculty and/or student development activities
– Plans, develops, and initiates strategies for generating resources and/or revenues
– May seek and acquire grant funding to further advance Center initiatives
– Manages professional and clerical staff
– Performs related duties as assigned.

HOW TO APPLY

Visit www.cuny.edu, access the employment page, log in or create a new user account, and search for this vacancy using the Job ID or Title.  Select “Apply Now” and provide the requested information.

Open until filled.

For more information and to apply, click here.

 

Docent Educators [Shirley-Eustis House, Boston, MA]

For the 2018 Summer/Fall Season

The Shirley-Eustis House (SEH), a 1747 Royal Governor’s Mansion located in Boston, Massachusetts, seeks to hire Docents to assist with seasonal programming (June through Columbus Day). In addition to the
mansion, the site comprises the Gardner Carriage House Learning Center, heritage gardens/orchards, and a charming tea folly. Docents will be responsible for interpreting the collections, architecture, and family stories of a diverse group of intriguing residents, who called SEH home from 1747 through circa 1910.

JOB DESCRIPTION: In addition to providing engaging Tours, applicants will meet and greet visitors; collect fees; open/close museum (including light housekeeping duties); and facilitate Education Programs, some with hands-on components (making butter, ‘teaching’ school; carding wool, etc.). Participants may include youth from Boys and Girls Clubs, Summer Camp Programs, or other students across all grade levels, including college peers. Duties may also include assisting the Program Coordinator with organizing/running. Events such as weddings and family gatherings. Moreover, work opportunities assisting with Tours and Events beyond the season—such as the SEH Christmas Celebration—also exist; some set-up and ‘meet-and- greet’ duties would be included.
Seasonal Shifts run from 12:30-4:30 Thursday to Sunday through Labor Day, then Saturday and Sunday through Columbus Day; weekend flexibility required. Season starts Saturday, June 2nd; a mandatory Training Session will be held prior to opening day. (Training is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, May 19th)
QUALIFICATIONS: Knowledge of /passion for American history; comfortable speaking to and connecting with diverse audiences, a willingness to undertake both on-the- job training as well as research to expand your interest in the house, its history, and its occupants. Basic computer skills required, as is the ability to work independently and as a member of a team. Advanced undergrads, graduate students, and educators encouraged to submit a résumé, as are employees in the historical, archaeological, art-history, or related fields. Also open to applicants with archival, exhibit, and/or public-speaking skills/experience.

Docents will be encouraged to complete a research project on some aspect of the house, collections, landscape/heritage gardens, residents, or folly as a form of Professional Development experience to add to their résumé.
Kindly forward a Résumé/CV, Cover Letter, and a List of Three (3) References to:
mtcProgCoordSEH@gmail.com, noting DOCENT POSITION in the subject line.
Docents will be paid $12-$15/hour.
Please respond by Friday, May 4th . 

Open Positions at deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum [Lincoln, MA]

The deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum has multiple open positions:

Curatorial Internship, Summer 2018

Koch Curatorial Fellow

Curatorial Assistant

For more information, click on the links above or visit https://decordova.org/.

Hilla Rebay International Fellowship [Solomon R Guggenheim Museum, NYC]

The Fellowship schedule is as follows (approximate dates):

September 15–December 15: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
January 15–April 15: Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
May 15–July 15: Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice

The Hilla Rebay International Fellowship offers an introduction to the unique operational structure of the multinational museum, as well as practical museum training experience to individuals interested in pursuing careers in the curatorial field. Each fellow receives funding of USD $30,000 (subject to taxes). This fellowship is in honor of Baroness Hilla von Rebay, the Guggenheim Museum’s first director, and is made possible with generous support from The Hilla von Rebay Foundation.

Eligibility

Minimum MA/MPhil in art history or related academic fields. Doctoral candidates or recent PhD graduates are encouraged and welcomed to apply. Candidates must have fluency in spoken and written English, Spanish, and Italian.

To apply, please submit the following materials:

  • Cover letter
  • Résumé/CV
  • Two letters of recommendation (English translations must be included)
  • Transcripts from all universities attended, including language certificates if applicable
  • Writing sample (ten pages)—an academic paper or excerpt from a thesis or dissertation preferred (English translation must be included)

Please note: Language certificates are not required but candidate’s fluency in each language will be tested during interviews.

Applications must be sent by e-mail in PDF format to internships@guggenheim.org. The deadline for application is May 15 each year and applicants will be notified of the result of their application in late July.

For more information, click here.

Vice President of Education and Engagement [International African American Museum, Charleston, SC]

About the International African American Museum
The International African American Museum (IAAM), scheduled to open in 2020, is a museum, memorial, and site of conscience that will present unvarnished history and culture, commemorate and celebrate the foundational role that Africans and their descendants played in the making of America, and highlight their diasporic connections around the world.
Nearly half of all enslaved Africans forced to America through the Transatlantic Slave Trade arrived in Charleston, and the vast majority disembarked at Gadsden’s Wharf, the future home of the IAAM and one of the most significant and sacred sites of the African American experience in the Western hemisphere. The IAAM will include immersive, interactive exhibits engaging to all ages and feature the Center for Family History, a leading genealogy archive that will help visitors identify their individual threads in the complex tapestry of history.
Position Overview
The Vice President of Education and Engagement provides leadership and direction for the strategies of IAAM’s education and engagement programs including curricula development and implementation; school-group outreach and tour coordination; exhibition and public program planning, delivery, and evaluation; faith-based community engagement; visitor services coordination; and internship, docent and volunteer programming. The successful candidate is a gifted leader, compelling communicator – both in writing and spoken word – an outstanding museum educator, an able administrator, and a strong advocate for the IAAM. He/she will infuse energy into innovative and creative initiatives, and leverage scholarship, programs, collections, resources, and partnerships.
As a member of the senior administrative staff, the Vice President of Education and Engagement reports to the Museum’s CEO and contributes to institution-wide vision, planning and policy, as well as the cultivation and stewardship of donors and fundraising.
In addition to being an innovative thinker and an operative in the museum education field, the ideal candidate will bring a high degree of curiosity to the position, and an eagerness to initiate collaborations and cultivate partnerships with other museums, cultural institutions, and education organizations. With the Museum’s mission foremost in mind – to illuminate the influential histories of Africans and their descendants in South Carolina, highlighting their diasporic connections throughout the nation and the world – the candidate will further the public’s engagement and awareness of the myriad contributions of African Americans to history, culture, and society.
Responsibilities and Duties
Develops, directs, and monitors short and long-range program plans involving all aspects of education and outreach programs. Makes major policy decisions concerning education and outreach programs, including matters of budget, staffing, and organization.
Education Programs
▪ In partnership with the Museum’s CEO and Chief Curator, the Vice President of Education and Engagement guides and completes the conceptual development of the IAAM’s overarching, inaugural education programming.
▪ Creates and implements a long-term vision for the Museum’s education program utilizing a collaborative and integrated approach that significantly enhances the quality of the visitor experience; meets local, state, and/or national education standards; attracts positive press; and earns respect from the public, faith-
based, and academic communities.

▪ Creates, leads and/or directs the research, development, publication, dissemination, and evaluation of all education resources and programs – both on-site and digital – including K-12 curricula, public programs, faith-based initiatives, and tours.
▪ In concert with key staff, works to identify potential external funding sources and initiates, prepares and submits grant proposals to gain support from private organizations, as well as state and federal agencies. The incumbent ensures that grants and contracts and the supporting personnel are properly managed and
that interim and final reports are submitted timely.
Engagement and Outreach:
▪ Establishes, maintains, and evaluates joint programs with local schools, youth organizations, community groups, universities, and cultural institution’s (museums, performing arts organizations, and historical sites). Provides expert advice and consultation to professional and other organizations.
▪ Contributes to reaching attendance and revenue goals through the development of innovative educational programs and initiatives focusing on school-groups, the general public, and the faith-based community.
▪ Assists in planning, presentation, and evaluation of conferences, symposia, and festivals on topics related to the content of the IAAM.
▪ Works collaboratively with curators, educators, and IT specialists to develop a multifaceted digital strategy that provides meaningful opportunities for visitor, student and public engagement. Embraces technology to create digital offerings (curricula, exhibitions, tours, games,) that reach new and diverse audiences, and extend the presence of the IAAM beyond the physical visitor experience. Actively contributes to the Museum’s expanding web and social media initiatives.

Exhibitions and Public Programs
▪ In consultation with the Chief Curator, conducts, directs, and encourages original, independent scholarly research on African American history and culture relating to education, resource materials, and outreach programs. Defines topics of genuine significance and ensures alignment with Museum’s strategic goals and priorities. Determines feasibility of the topic for publication, and/or public programming for both
general and specialized audiences. Research results are considered a major contribution to scholarship in the field and museum education.
▪ In collaboration with the Chief Curator and designers, develops educational components within exhibitions. Interprets concepts to enhance public understanding and to assure that educational programs derive from the same conceptual base. Plans and oversees content evaluation and prototyping to support exhibition development.
▪ Initiates, reviews, and/or evaluates proposals for new educational projects or major shifts in existing programmatic initiatives. Approves or disapproves proposals and provides leadership and guidance on improvement and/or implementation.
Visitor Services
▪ In collaboration with senior staff creates, implements, and evaluates the Museum’s Visitor Services Program, including policy, protocols and budget involving floor operations, Information Desk coordination, print and electronic wayfinding resources, and customer service.
▪ Develops and manages effective and responsive staffing plans that provide full coverage for Visitor Services operations on a daily, weekly, seasonal, and yearly basis.
▪ Develops, manages, and evaluates training programs for interns, docents, and volunteers.
Complete other duties as assigned.
Requirements and Skills
▪ A graduate degree in African American history, museum studies, museum education, education or related field is required, Ph.D. preferred.
▪ Demonstrated knowledge of African American history.
▪ A minimum of five years’ experience in senior management leadership positions in a museum and/or cultural institution.
▪ A minimum of five years’ experience managing educational programs and staff in a museum or education setting.
▪ Commitment to working with children and families and experience working with a diverse audience.
▪ Evidence of and commitment to original scholarship with a proven record of initiating publications and public programs.
▪ Senior-level management and leadership responsibly with a track record of success in managing people, operations, policy, and budgets.
▪ Highly developed research, writing, and oral communication skills; the presence and credibility to serve as an effective spokesperson for with visitors, outside communities, supporters and donors, the public, and the media.
▪ Enthusiasm and talent for fundraising with successful results in identifying, cultivating and soliciting major donors, foundations, and corporate sponsors.
▪ Willingness to work in the evenings and on weekends during special events and/or heavy visitation periods or to meet deadlines.
▪ A positive, proactive, and collegial work ethic is essential.
Recruitment and Application Process
▪ Start Date: as soon as possible but no later than June 1, 2018
▪ Compensation: Competitive salary and benefits including medical, dental, vision, paid vacation and sick leave.
▪ Term: Full-time, permanent position
▪ Travel: Required – domestic and international
▪ To Apply: Please submit a cover letter, a list of three professional references, a resume/CV, and salary requirements to Ginny Deerin, Chief Operating Officer at admin@iaamuseum.org. No phone calls please.
▪ The International African American Museum is an equal opportunity employer.
▪ We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted

For more information, click here. 

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