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Collections Management Internship [Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA]


University Loans Project Intern

The University Loans (ULoans) project intern will assist with identification, photography, and physical inventory of artworks on loan to departments across Harvard University.

Responsibilities:  The successful candidate will work directly with the Collections Administrator/Assistant Registrar and Collections Management staff responsible for University Loans to:

  • Identify and prioritize location visits across campus for on-site inventory
  • Coordinate site-visit appointments with campus borrowers
  • Take digital photographs of art on loan from the museum collection
  • Assist with collections care, using museum best practices and materials and under direction from Painting Conservator and/or Preparator, including dusting frames and cleaning glazing
  • Tasks may also include recording environmental conditions, and confirming the presence of mounts, glazing, and hardware.
  • The intern may also be responsible for uploading image files and inventory data to the museums’ database or archiving digital image files.



  • Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 semester candidates are encouraged to apply
  • Hours are flexible, but a minimum of 10 hours a week is highly desired



  • The unpaid internship is open to undergraduate and graduate students receiving academic credit from a degree granting institution.
  • Since this internship is unpaid, candidates must be able to receive course credit in exchange for their internship (not just enrolled in a program).
  • Candidates must be organized, detail oriented, and able to work independently.
  • A basic knowledge of digital photography and prior experience in museum administration is helpful, but not necessary.



  • Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA
  • Various sites on Harvard campus


How to Apply:

  • Please forward a cover letter and resume to Vanessa Marcoux at before August 1, 2017.



A full-time position is available in the Education Department as the Coordinator of School and Educator Programs at the Whitney Museum.

Responsibilities for this position include

  • Organizing and coordinating all aspects of Guided Visit and Guided Visit + Studio Programs for Kindergarten through Twelfth Grade students.
  • Organizing and coordinating 9 long-term School Partnerships with New York City schools.
  • The hiring, training, oversight, and evaluation of a large team of freelance Museum Educators.
  • Organizing programs or art workshops with Whitney artists for students and teachers.
  • Supervision and training of an assistant and interns.
  • Leading inquiry-based tours for students and teachers.
  • Working with the Museum’s Group Services Department on the oversight and management of school group scheduling.
  • Creating and managing budgets for current and future School and Educator programming.
  • Coordination of all Educator Programs, including the development and implementation of Teacher Exchange, professional development workshops for Partnership and Neighborhood Friends Schools as well as with the NYC Department of Education, Summer Institutes, Educator Exhibition Previews.
  • Creation and implementation of substantive evaluation projects.
  • Creating and implementing an outreach plan for NYC schools, with a particular focus on art teachers.
  • Development and management of online curricular materials such as Educator Guides.
  • Maintaining statistics, records, and documentation of programs.
  • Writing grants and grant reports and working on the NYC DOE schools contract.
  • Meeting and communicating with foundations and donors.
  • Contributing to the museum community through publications and conference presentations.
  • Working across the Education Department on other collaborative projects such as artist residencies, outreach initiatives, or evaluation projects

Assistant Museum Educator, School and Educator Programs, Metropolitan Museum of Art

Assistant Museum Educator, School and Educator Programs


Inquiry-driven investigations of the world inspired by art (past and present) can provide a catalyst for perspective-taking, critical thinking, creativity, and interdisciplinary learning. The Met seeks a highly motivated team player who is invested in the ways that arts can play a pivotal role in student learning and teacher training. S/he envisions, implements, and evaluates PreK-12 school and educator programs, partnerships, and publications that realize this aim in collaboration with internal and external stakeholders.

Key Relationships:

Reporting: This position reports to the Educator for School and Educator Programs

Primary Internal Collaborators: Teaching and Learning (a group within Education that supports learning in and out of school from Prekindergarten through higher education); Volunteer Organization; Visitor Services; Education Operations; Curatorial; Development; Communications, Digital; and Special Events.

Primary External Collaborators: NYC Dept. of Education, education organizations, other school-based organizations.

Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Establish a vision, strategy, and measurable user-centered outcomes for a portfolio of School and Educator Programs and publications aligned with Museum priorities under the supervision of the Educator for School and Educator Programs.
  • Plan and execute programs aligned with the vision and strategy for School and Educator Programs and the Museum’s mission and goals. Ensure deadlines are met, programs are innovative and relevant to new and current audiences, and logistics are smooth.
  • Recruit, train, and supervise contractual educators and volunteers who support School and Educator Programs to ensure high quality visitor experiences. Coach, supervise, and evaluate the 12-month intern for School and Educator Programs.
  • Teach School and Educator Programs as well as programs for a variety of audiences.
  • Design evaluation tools to gauge process toward desired outcomes, gather relevant data, reflect on results, and make continuous improvements. Share insights with peers at the Museum and beyond via conferences, publications, etc.
  • Grow the number of students and teachers working in low performing New York City Title 1 schools that benefit from Met School and Educator Programs by designing relevant programs and leveraging strategic marketing.
  • Collaborate with Family Programs staff to bridge learning in and out of school. Collaborate with College & University Programs staff to bridge learning in high school and higher education.
  • Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to develop and publish resources supporting PreK-12 students and educators.
  • Manage budgets, track statistics (i.e. program participation and progress toward outcomes), and develop reports for the Museum, funders, and government agencies.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Please send cover letter, resume, and salary history to with “Assistant Museum Educator, School and Educator Programs” in the subject line.

Application deadline is 7/14/17.

Requirements and Qualifications:

Experience and Skills:

  • Excellent gallery teaching.
  • Demonstrated ability to set measurable goals, gather relevant data, reflect on results and leverage insights surfaced through the process to make continuous improvements.
  • 3 to 5 years of experience teaching in schools and/or partner organizations supporting school and/or educator programming.
  • A demonstrated commitment to ongoing professional learning.
  • Experience mentoring teaching volunteers, contractual educators, and/or junior staff.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong project management and collaboration skills.
  • Command of Microsoft Office Suite. Experience leveraging digital solutions to enhance or expand programmatic impact (preferred).

Knowledge and Education:

  • A Master’s degree in studio art, art history, art education, museum education or a related field is required.
  • Familiarity with local and national learning standards.
  • Prior work with (or in) the NYC public schools (preferred

Director of Programs and Engagement [Historic Hudson Valley, Tarrytown, NY]

Historic Hudson Valley is a museum of historic sites that has embraced contemporary programs to broaden and build diverse audiences. The non-profit organization seeks an experienced, strategic-thinking, creative Director of Programs and Engagement to join its senior management team and implement a wide range of public programs utilizing historic sites and material culture collections. Programs include site tours, school and youth workshops, living history demonstrations, and digital initiatives for five nationally-significant historic sites. Historic Hudson Valley also mounts popular events including the Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze which are overseen by a separate Event Production Department. Major programmatic areas include slavery in the colonial North; Washington Irving and the art of storytelling; and philanthropy and family history at Kykuit, the Rockefeller Estate.

The Director of Programs and Engagement is responsible for all phases of the content development process, including concept generation, design, delivery, and documentation, as well as the training and evaluation of museum guides. The position involves oversight of five program managers and, indirectly, more than 100 part-time guides and educators. In addition, the Director of Programs and Engagement will manage ongoing relationships with outside vendors, consultants, and content experts.

In addition to assuming the management of National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) existing grant-funded projects, the Director of Programs and Engagement will lead the Program Development Team in the design of new programs for all audience segments, with a strong emphasis on making historical content relevant to a contemporary audience. Reporting to the President, the Director of Programs and Engagement will create a forward-thinking roster of programs that provoke thought, advance learning, and encourage engagement and participation. Candidates should have a high awareness of visitor service best practices as well as an understanding and interest in the role of technology in the museum experience.


• Initiate and set goals for programs, according to organizational strategic objectives.

• Plan programs from start to completion in the context of deadlines, milestones, budgets, and processes.

• Actively pursue social, mobile, and emerging channels as a means to engage audiences with historical content. Work with the Marketing Department to expand the digital audience.

• Work collaboratively with other departments to create educational events and programs.

• Work collaboratively with the Event Production Department to add meaning and contextualize popular events.

• Develop budgets, timelines, and contract terms.

• Collaborate closely with inter-department teams on grant applications.

• Devise evaluation strategies to monitor program performance and determine areas for improvement.

• Recruit, hire, mentor, counsel, and regularly evaluate both the qualitative and quantitative work of subordinate staff; coordinate, direct, and evaluate the work of all content experts, consultants, and vendors.

• Seek ways to enhance efficiency and productivity of procedures and people.


• Ten years’ experience as a program director in a museum or other cultural setting; at least five years’ experience supervising professional staff and multi-disciplinary teams.

• BS/BA in a related field; MS/MA preferred.

• Thorough understanding of project/program management techniques and methods.

• Strong knowledge of program evaluation techniques, key metrics, and impact/outcomes in both digital and on-site contexts.

• Experience developing and managing department, program, and project budgets.

• Excellent organizational, leadership, communication, and leadership skills.

• Strong awareness of the interplay of trends in the fields of history, education, museums, and technology.

• Weekend, holiday, and evening availability a must in support of program needs.

The position carries a full benefits package including employer paid 401(k), paid time off, and employer supported health insurance. To apply, email resume and letter of interest to with Director of Programs and Engagement in the subject line. Historic Hudson Valley is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates of diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Database Administrator [Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA]

Job Opening: Database Administrator

Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA


The Database Administrator is responsible for providing IT management for The Museum System, the Peabody Museum’s collections management database system, including day-to-day administrative management and documentation of database, end user training and troubleshooting, creating reports and user-requested customizations, and planning and implementing system upgrades.


For more information see:

Req# 42511BR

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