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Intergenerational Programs Coordinator [Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY]


Come be part of Albright-Knox’s Education Team and an integral part of AK360 and the Expansion of the Elmwood Avenue campus.
To fulfill the Albright-Knox’s mission to serve the public, changes are needed to create a more sustainable museum for the twenty-first century. The Albright-Knox and our visitors will greatly benefit from the addition of space to accommodate and exhibit our Fine Art Collection, which experts consider a national treasure.  Studies also indicate that there is community demand for a flexible civic event space that can host events throughout the year. Education programming requires additional classrooms to better serve our audiences, including the region’s schoolchildren.


The Intergenerational Programs Coordinator is responsible for intergenerational programs, including M&T First Fridays family programming, art classes for families and children, teen and college programs, and assisting with teacher and docent programs.

Family Programs

  • Plan family programs, events, and activities for M&T First Fridays.
  • Develop and manage family programs for special exhibitions.
  • Lead coordinator for the annual Art Alive event.

Teen Programs

  • Plan and implement the AK Teens programs, including Future Curators, Building a Portfolio Art Class, and Portfolio Review Day.

College Programs

  • Develop and implement college programs, including the M&T First Fridays College Night.
  • Manage the gallery’s college internship program.

Studio Classes and Workshops

  • Develop and manage children and youth studio classes year round for ages 4 to 17.
  • Develop and manage art classes for families throughout the year.

Teacher and Docent Programs

  • Works with the School and Docent Programs Coordinator to review and revise existing Pre-K-12 lesson plans, and to develop new lesson plans.
  • Works with the School and Docent Programs Coordinator to review and revise current school tour topics, develop new topics, and develop training on topics for the docent corps.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Provides support for large scale education and community engagement programs.
  • Represent the Education and Community Engagement department at selected Gallery meetings and committees.
  • Maintain records for all programs, and prepare quarterly and annual reports.
  • Prepare and oversee budgets for areas of responsibility.
  • Additional duties as assigned by the Director of Education and Community Engagement.
  • Bachelor’s Degree minimum in art history, art education, or museum studies.  Master’s Degree preferred.
  • Experience planning public programs or events, especially in a museum or cultural organization setting.
  • Experience working with children and families required.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Attention to detail, organizational skills, flexibility, ability to solve problems expediently.
  • Commitment and ability to work in a team environment.
Job Information
  • Buffalo, New York, 14222, United States
  • 29616271
  • July 22, 2016
  • Albright-Knox Art Gallery’
  • Education
  • Full-Time
  • Indefinite
  • BA/BS/Undergraduate
  • 1-2 Years
  • 0-10%

Controller [Bay Area Discovery Museum, Sausalito, CA]



The Controller reports to the CFO/Director of Operations and is responsible for performing accounting duties as well as coordinating the day-to-day operations of the Finance Department. The Controller assures the accuracy of all accounting information, prepares financial statements according to strict time deadlines, and assists the CFO on special projects. Ensures compliance with all applicable accounting procedures and standards in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB), as well as BADM’s internal policies, procedures, and contracts. This full-time, exempt position supervises the Senior Accountant and Staff Accountant.


Accounting (95%)

  • Working under limited supervision, performs complex accounting duties including maintenance and analysis of accounting records and preparation of accounting schedules, reports, and financial statements.
  • Supervises the Accounts Payable functions of the organization to ensure timely and accurate payment of invoices.
  • Supervises the Accounts Receivable functions of the organization to monitor aging of outstanding balances and timely collection of amounts owed.
  • Assures that the duties, responsibilities, and authority of each managed employee are clearly defined, effective, and appropriately communicated to employees.
  • Assures that training and development needs are identified – including cross training efforts to ensure adequate backup exists for critical processes.
  • Model, develop, and maintain a team-oriented environment; maintain effective lines of communication between all staff and management.
  • Assists CFO with the preparation and maintenance of budgets and projections; provides budget reports to management and assists in interpreting the results; refines budgeting methodology and looks for tools to improve the accuracy and efficiency of this process.
  • Reviews all balance sheet accounts and subsidiary ledgers, ensuring reconciliation to the general ledger on a monthly, quarterly or annual basis as necessary; coordinates the monthly, quarterly, and annual close process.
  • Assists CFO with streamlining efforts by incorporating technology efficiencies whenever possible; participates in projects to research and develop recommendations on areas needing improvement.
  • Forecasts short and long-range cash requirements and obligations as a basis for recommending courses of action.
  • Maintains the accuracy of the general ledger and prepares appropriate journal entries.
  • Prepares fund equity schedule and reconciles fund balances; moving cash as appropriate.
  • Main liaison to the external CPA for the annual financial audit, including preparation of audit schedules, documentation review, and response to auditors’ requests.
  • Responsible for the preparation and maintenance of accounting procedures manuals; works to continually improve internal controls and achieve government and regulatory compliance.
  • Assists CFO with presentation of information to senior management, committees, and the Board.
  • Performs ad hoc financial analysis as required and other duties as assigned.

Other General duties (5%)

  • Provides backup to CFO and other finance/HR/IT staff members as needed.
  • Assists with major Museum wide events as required.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business or related field required, MBA desirable.
  • At least three years of accounting experience; with demonstrated supervisory experience.
  • Not-for-profit and fund accounting experience preferred.
  • Tolerance of ambiguity, change, risk, rapid iteration and a fast-paced work environment; ability to manage pressure with sense of humor, perspective and strong prioritization, and positivity.
  • Working knowledge of manual and automated accounting systems required, experience with Blackbaud Financial Edge and/or Altru preferred.
  • Ability to multi-task, work well under pressure, prioritize, and meet deadlines.
  • Must be detail oriented and organized with time and data.
  • Excellent computer skills and experience using technology to streamline processes; advanced Excel skills.
  • Proven ability to recruit, train, and motivate personnel.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; ability to effectively relate with all levels of employees on financial and budget matters.
  • Ability to work as an individual performer and as part of a team.
Job Information
  • Sausalito, California, 94965, United States
  • 27424721
  • July 21, 2016
  • Controller
  • Bay Area Discovery Museum
  • Accounting/Finance
  • Full-Time
  • Indefinite
  • BA/BS/Undergraduate
  • 3-5 Years
  • 0-10%

Director of Operations and Visitor Experience [Gund Gallery, Kenyon College, Gambier, OH]


The Director of Operations and Visitor Experience should have experience working with diverse people and personalities in the effective management of a cultural organization. He/she must be able to negotiate a range of interactions with the public and our Kenyon community; possessing the personality and rapport to develop and maintain excellent cooperative relationships with and between constituents ranging from college faculty, administrators and staff and our student population to donors, trustees, alumni, Friends of the Gund members, guest artists and regional community. As a key member of the Gund team, the Director of Operations and Visitor Experience will contribute to excellent experiences from online and virtual interactions to on-site communications, physical plant, technology and visitor evaluations, ensuring all experiences (digital and on-site) are on-mission, visitor data is captured and program assessment tools are developed, collected and analyzed. He/she must take a leadership role in addressing the operations and visitor experience aspects of the Gund’s 2014 Strategic Plan and annual objectives, helping to deliver highly effective curricular, faculty, community, member, and donor experiences while managing and securing an actively used facility and auxiliary installation sites and venues. Fundamental to successful visitor experiences at the Gund is the safety and security of our visitors and the artwork in our care. The Director of Operations and Visitor Experience must work closely with other Gund staff to ensure all facilities and security protocols are clearly understood and closely followed, proposing policy revision when and if needed and documenting security breaches or infractions. He/she will direct the security staff, managing scheduling and other personnel issues and consult regularly with the Kenyon College Director of Security and College’s security officers to maintain clarity of protocol, sharing of information, scheduling supplemental coverage and other matters. The Director of Operations and Visitor Experience will have an understanding of how all security systems operate and will effectively monitor those systems with the help and consultation of College personnel, Gund staff and outside vendors, recommending upgrades and changes as deemed necessary. The Director of Operations and Visitor Experience reports to the Director/Chief Curator.


• Bachelor’s degree required, and knowledge of art, arts administration, hospitality, entertainment industry, security or community engagement or audience relations required
• 7+ years of cultural organization and security/audience/visitor management required
• Proven track record of successful hiring and organization of staff; ability to motivate staff and foster positive work environment
• Ability to work with budgets
• Computer literate, with knowledge of Microsoft Office, web programs, security systems, social media, and other digital technologies
• Effective and persuasive communication skills; able to write and speak clearly and present information to a wide variety of internal and external stakeholders
• Knowledge of exhibition installation techniques, materials, processes and technologies are helpful
• Ability to communicate and deal effectively with people from a wide variety of ethnic, cultural and economic backgrounds; and to take initiative and to work with minimal supervision essential
• Successful history of creative problem-solving and collaboration; consistent drive and ability to take ideas from vision to implementation
• Able to work weekends, holidays and special events, as necessary
• Employment is contingent on a satisfactory background and reference check

Job Information
  • Gambier, Ohio, 43022, United States
  • 29605204
  • July 21, 2016
  • Director of Operations and Visitor Experience
  • Gund Gallery, Kenyon College
  • Facility/Operations
  • Full-Time
  • Indefinite
  • BA/BS/Undergraduate

Director of External Affairs [Ackland Art Museum, Chapel Hill, NC]



Position Summary: The director of external affairs is charged with directing the Museum’s advancement team, and also with overseeing staff in communications and public programming.   The University is in the early stages of a multi-year comprehensive campaign, and the incumbent will be responsible for planning and leadership of the Ackland’s campaign.  The specific areas of oversight are: (1) identification, cultivation, solicitation, closure, and recognition of major and principal gifts, including endowment and planned giving; (2) annual giving to support the Museum’s operating budget, including membership program, annual fund, grants; (3) communications, public relations, and public programs; and (4) grants development.  Under the guidance of the museum director and in collaboration with the external affairs team, executive director of development for constituent programs, and museum volunteer leadership, the director of external affairs will design and implement comprehensive strategies for support of the operating budget and endowments. The incumbent will also share responsibility for ensuring coordination with cross-University fundraising in the arts. This position reports to the Director.

For full specifications and to apply, please visit:

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Job Information
  • Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 27514, United States
  • 29605070
  • July 21, 2016
  • Director of External Affairs
  • Ackland Art Museum
  • Development/Membership
  • Full-Time

Manager, Public Programs [Newark Museum, Newark, NJ]


Position Overview:

The Manager of Public Programs develops, coordinates, and implements public programs for visitors of all ages at the Newark Museum, including museum-wide festivals, Second Sundays, community events, film screenings, performances, and planetarium programs.  S/he is responsible for developing dynamic programs that reflect the opportunities of a unique urban museum that specializes in art, science and the humanities, and ensure an ongoing and productive conversation with a diverse and growing audience.  The ideal candidate will demonstrate commitment to working in a team-based environment that values innovation, creative learning, risk taking and experimentation.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work with the Education Leadership Team to define learning goals and audience objectives for engaging public programs that relate to the Museum’s mission, temporary exhibitions, and permanent collection galleries, and are built on a commitment to excellence and innovation
  • Develop and plan a wide range of large and small-scale programs that provide access to the Museum and appeal to Greater Newark’s growing and diverse communities
  • Identify trends in contemporary culture, focusing on art, technology, science and the humanities, and create a dynamic forum to explore these developments
  • Research, identify and build relationships with potential presenters and performers, including artists, scholars and other specialists
  • Work with community partners to develop events that connect to the Museum’s educational and engagement missions
  • Maintain communication with a network of arts and community organizations and represent the Museum at select community meetings
  • Work collaboratively with other colleagues in the External Affairs/Marketing and Communication Departments to analyze target audiences, develop appropriate outreach strategies, and ensure effective promotion of all public programs using both print and electronic media
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of evaluative tools to measure, interpret, and analyze the outcomes of public programming efforts relative to strategic goals
  • Prepare budgets and monitor associated expenses, including organizing and supervising registration and purchasing materials necessary for programs
  • Prepare monthly reports of events and attendance including narrative and/or budget reports when appropriate
  • Attend and supervise most public programs, interfacing with the public, including weekends and evenings, as necessary
  • Keep up to date with best practices in museum programming, and seek to strengthen the Museum’s position as a thought leader for progressive education
  • Maintain contact with the broader network of museum professionals through participating in conferences, professional networks and organizations

Interested candidates should submit resume and letter of interest to:

Newark Museum
49 Washington Street
Newark, NJ  07102
Fax:  973.642.0459

The NewarkMuseum is an equal opportunity employer.  Please be advised that due to the high volume of applicants, we can only contact those candidates whose qualifications meet the requirements of this position.



  • B.A. or B.S. degree required (Masters a plus) in art, art or science education, museum education, or a related field
  • 3-4 years of successful experience in the development and implementation of adult programming in a museum or similar arts education institution
  • Experience working with diverse groups of adults and communities
  • Strong organizational and effective communication skills
Job Information
  • Newark, New Jersey, 07102, United States
  • 29604782
  • July 21, 2016
  • Manager, Public Programs
  • Newark Museum
  • Education
  • Full-Time
  • Indefinite
  • BA/BS/Undergraduate
  • 3-5 Years
  • 0-10%
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