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Internship [The Bostonian Society, Boston, MA]

Internship Opportunity

Where: The Bostonian Society – Old State House Museum, Boston

When: Summer 2017

What: Unpaid internship

Description: Interns needed to complete a comprehensive collections inventory on our large and diverse historical collection.

Under the supervision of the Collections Manager, you will take the lead on an inventory of more than 6,000 objects of all types dating from the seventeenth century to today. Together the team of interns will be responsible for recording location and condition information for every object in our diverse collection.

This internship would be ideal for anybody interested in working Collections Management, as it will give you crucial experience with a foundational aspect of collections management, the baseline inventory. It will also give you experience handling a wide range of object types, from paintings to fish bones and everything in between.

About the Bostonian Society: The Bostonian Society is dedicated to explaining, studying, and preserving Boston’s uniquely important history, embodied in materials, records, and structures such as the Old State House, and in sharing an understanding of the revolutionary ideas born here.


  • A background in museum studies (ideally you will be working towards a certificate or a degree in museum studies)
  • Some object handling experience
  • An interest in American history and material culture
  • An eye for detail

How to apply: Please send a resume and a cover letter indicating availability to by April 15th, 2017.

Director of Visitor Services [Children’s Museum, United Arab Emirates]

We are looking for a Director of Visitor Services for a children’s museum in the UAE. The primary role of the Director of Visitor Services is to ensure that every single child (and visitor) at the museum is having an exceptional and awesome time, and that they leave the museum wanting to come back as soon as possible. The Director of Visitor Services will be responsible for energizing, motivating, uplifting, engaging, leading, managing, training, supervising, overseeing, evaluating, and developing all the floor staff and ensure that the museum’s ‘happiness’, ‘fulfillment’, and ‘developmental’ objectives (mentioned above) are being achieved for every visitor. Leading by example and spending as much time as possible on the floor interacting with visitors, the Director of Visitor Services will take full responsibility and accountability for being a positive interface between the museum and its guests (which is expected to be a very culturally diverse group). Through observations and data, the Director of Visitor Services will need to assess (and quantify) the quality of the overall experience for each visitor (including the quality of the experiences within different zones of the museum), and identify opportunities for improving the guest experience on a continuous basis.
The detailed job description can be found on docsend:

Development Director [Avery Copp House Museum, Groton, CT]

Development Director at the Avery Copp House Museum

The Avery Copp House Museum in Groton, CT is seeking a Development Director to be responsible for planning and implementing fundraising initiatives. We are a small and growing historic house museum located within the Thames River Heritage Park. The new director will work with the board of directors on creating a development plan, including identifying and applying for grants and other fundraising opportunities. Responsibilities will include the inauguration of a membership program; overseeing the Annual Appeal; the cultivation of long-term donors and planned giving; and the maintenance of a donor database.

This position requires the ability to establish relationships with corporate partners and community organizations. The new director will be involved in marketing and public communications for the museum, and work closely with the Museum Director on creating a volunteer program.

Candidates should have a Bachelor’s degree, with knowledge and experience in fundraising management. This new, full-time position requires superior communication and organizational skills. Strategic thinking, an interest in volunteer and donor services, and an ability to play well with others will be important for a successful candidate. For more information on the museum please visit the web site at

Interested applicants please send a cover letter, resume, and three references with contact information to Applications will be accepted until March 31, 2017.

Public Education Manager [The New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, NY]

Public Education Manager – The New York Botanical Garden


This position is Monday through Friday, with at least one Saturday and one Sunday per month.

The Public Education Manager plays a key role in managing programs for visitors of all ages. S/he is responsible for developing dynamic programs that reflect the opportunities of a unique urban garden setting that specializes in art, science and the humanities.  S/he works with the Director and full time staff members to develop, coordinate, and implement public programs such as films, lectures, concerts, performances, demonstrations, and special evening events.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

  • Manage event productions, such as musical performances, demonstrations, lectures, films, festival weekends, and evening programs
  • Execute logistics on-site at events, including basic AV set-ups; liaise with onsite Garden staff to ensure proper hardscape set ups for events
  • Train, schedule, and supervise Weekend Assistant staff and volunteers
  • Contribute ideas to support the content of programs and research program ideas and event schedules; Identify trends in contemporary culture, focusing on art, science and the humanities, and create programs that feature these elements
  • Identify and build relationships with potential presenters, performers, and community partners, including artists, scholars, and other specialists
  • Prepare budgets and event reports for programs
  • Assist in managing Coordinators’ projects such as Event Plans, Operations Reports, Weekend Handouts, and Staff Plans
  • Communicate with vendors for program production needs such as stage, lighting, and sound equipment
  • Facilitate communication between departments on Garden-wide events and activities and lead meetings with Visitor Services, Creative Services, Security, and Operations teams to ensure adequate preparation and staffing for events
  • Keep up to date with best practices in museum programming, and seek to strengthen the Garden’s program roster and maintain contact with the broader network of museum professionals through participating in conferences, professional networks and organizations.
  • Other projects and events as assigned


  • Bachelor’s Degree with at least three years of experience in program or special event planning or related experience
  • Excellent computer skills, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; a polished, polite, articulate, energetic,  friendly, team-player demeanor with an engaging, outgoing personality who enjoys working with the public with a demonstrated ability to work under pressure and problem-solve quickly and efficiently
  • Excellent organizational skills, showing attention to detail and the ability to self-start and prioritize to meet deadlines
  • Flexibility to work some evenings and weekends and holidays as program schedule necessitates.
  • Familiarity with basic technical A/V set ups preferred
  • Driver’s license required


Arts at MIT Intern [Arts at MIT, Cambridge, MA]

MIT invites you to apply as an intern and become a member of the team that administers the Council for the Arts at MIT (CAMIT) in Spring 2017. Are you studying the arts, arts administration, arts development, or student affairs? Do you love the arts and are you interested in helping spread the word about the dynamic initiatives and events happening at MIT? Then join us!

The Arts at MIT is looking for a part-time intern for 8 hours per week ($12/hour). Students from any accredited college or university in the United States are encouraged to apply.

Students pursuing a degree in the arts or arts administration or a related field preferred. Students who have demonstrated a strong commitment to the arts will also be considered. The intern will work closely with the Director of the Council for the Arts at MIT to coordinate and implement CAMIT programming.

Tasks include:

• Assist in updating CAMIT content on the Arts at MIT website Grants Program:
• Help the Director to facilitate the CAMIT grants program, which provides grants to students, faculty, and staff for art projects, by compiling grant applications, helping plan the grant review day, and managing day of scheduling, AV, and catering.
• Work with the Communications team to advertise the program across the Institute.
• Manage follow up with grant recipients, including requesting reports and compiling project viewing dates. Take the lead on tracking the grants program.
Museum Membership and Performing Arts Tickets Program:
• Help the Director to facilitate the CAMIT tickets program, which allows MIT students to experience the arts in the Boston area for free or a discounted rate.
• Draft announcements to the MIT community using Mailchimp and Eventbrite; track responses and work with partner organizations.
General Office Support:
• May include helping with correspondence and/or meeting planning, and other administrative duties as needed.

Excellent communication skills (oral and written).
Exceptional attention to detail required.
Willingness to ask for help and take initiative. Demonstrated commitment to the arts and knowledge of academic institutions in the Boston area required.
Knowledge of Apple software and programs, including MS Office Suite, WordPress, Adobe, Slideroom, Eventbrite, Keynote and MailChimp or demonstrated technical aptitude and a willingness to learn.
Intern must be 18 years of age or older and currently enrolled in an accredited college or university in the United States.

How To Apply:
Send resume and cover letter to:
Rachel Bennett
Director, Council for the Arts at MIT
No phone calls, please.

Apply by:
January 31, 2017

About this Organization:
The Arts at MIT connect creative minds across disciplines and encourage a lifetime of exploration and self-discovery. They are rooted in experimentation, risk-taking and imaginative problem-solving. The arts strengthen MIT’s commitment to the aesthetic, human, and social dimensions of research and innovation. Artistic knowledge and creation exemplify our motto — mens et manus, mind and hand. The arts are essential to MIT’s mission to build a better society and meet the challenges of the 21st century.

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