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Assistant Director [Somerville Museum, Somerville, MA]
Position Overview: 
The Somerville Museum in Somerville, Massachusetts is seeking a part- time Assistant Director to work with the Executive Director on a range of initiatives including exhibition design and installation, public programming, and collection management. Responsibilities include writing of grants to support museum
initiatives, membership management and outreach, and development and management of volunteer programs. The successful candidate must have curatorial and design experience as well as strong organizational and writing abilities. A degree in either Museum Studies, studio art, or a related Humanities
field is required. The Museum requires adherence to accepted museum policies and procedures

Hours: 15 hours per week.

Principle Duties to include: 
 A 2-3 day weekly administrative and public presence with occasional evening and weekend work required.
 Assisting with the development, installation and programming of exhibits.
 Working with the Program Team on publicity and outreach; Attending the monthly meeting of the Program Team and taking minutes.
 Participating in development activities, including grant-writing, fundraising, public relations and membership expansion.
 Contributing to newsletter preparation and website content.
 Maintaining and processing collection objects, records, inventory, loans, photographic materials, and donor information as needed.
 Coordinating and managing volunteers.
 Staffing the reception desk as needed in the absence of the Director.
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, and the names and contact
information of three references by May 21 st to David Guss, Program Chair, Somerville
Museum, 1 Westwood Rd., Somerville, MA 02143 or by email to

Curator [Memorial Hall, Deerfield, MA]

POSITION: Memorial Hall Curator (20 hours per week)

REQUIREMENTS: Knowledge of New England history and museum and/or historical society experience. Bachelor’s Degree required. Master’s Degree in History or related museum fields preferred.

REPORTS TO: PVMA Executive Director

JOB GOAL: Oversees the maintenance of Memorial Hall Museum’s collections through use of museum standards and best practices, to collaborate with museum departments, update permanent exhibits and produce new exhibits that educate, inspire, and meaningfully advance the PVMA mission.


  • Catalog Collections; research new acquisitions; create appropriate labels with sensitivity to multicultural issues.
  • Maintain up-to-date database
  • Care for collections, including proper storage, display, documentation and preservation
  • Liaise with other institutions regarding requests for loans of collection materials
  • Utilize social media and other platforms to heighten the visibility of and expand interest in Memorial Hall Museum and PVMA
  • Apply technology to enhance the visitor’s museum experience
  • Work on large group projects as needed
  • Manage curatorial budget
  • Supervise work of Curatorial Team
  • Provide regular reports to PVMA Council on status of curatorial operations
  • Cooperate with Development Office
  • Oversee photo orders
  • Assists with organizing, installing and dismantling museum exhibitions

We are looking for a person, who is collaborative, enthusiastic, accessible, and eager to establish a relationship with the community. Written and oral communication skills are essential to the position.

Salary Range is $22,000 – $25,000; with paid pro-rated vacation, sick, and personal time.

Please email cover letter, resume and 3 letters of reference to PVMAOffice@deerfield.history.museumDeadline: May 4, 2018AA/EEO

Part-Time Store Manager [New England Quilters Museum, Lowell, MA]

The New England Quilt Museum (NEQM) seeks an experienced retail professional to increase sales in our beautiful Museum Store and ensure a visitor-centered experience at the admissions desk. Merchandising experience and exceptional customer service skills are required. Candidates must be available to open and close the Museum 3-4 days per week, including most weekends.

General responsibilities:
 Use point-of-sale system, accurately and efficiently, for all sales transactions, inventory management, reports, and visitor data
 Manage inventory control, purchasing, pricing, and stocking merchandise
 Drive business through compelling visual displays in the store and windows
 Research and recommend new merchandise to achieve income goals
 Demonstrate knowledge of NEQM offerings and programs. Promote the benefits of membership to visitors
 Additional related duties as assigned by the Executive Director
The Museum is open 10 am to 4 pm as follows: (January to April) Tuesday to Saturday and (May to  December) Tuesday to Sunday. The Museum is closed July 4th, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.
Salary: Hourly, based on experience

How to apply:
Please e-mail a resume to Nora Burchfield, Executive Director at with a message explaining your interest in the position. Resumes will be reviewed as received and interviews scheduled on an ongoing basis.

Museum Manager of Education Services [Metropolitan Waterworks Museum, Boston, MA]

The Metropolitan Waterworks Museum seeks an experienced educator to develop and deliver interpretive
programming to youth and adult visitor groups. Located on the edge of Boston, in the historic pumping station that served as the crown jewel of Boston’s municipal water system, this unique museum addresses the topics of engineering, public health, social history, architecture and water resource issues. Working collaboratively with a small staff and a group of dedicated volunteers, this is an opportunity to be involved in all aspects of a growing museum, including tours, volunteer training, exhibits, outreach and special events. This position requires an ability to creatively engage with diverse audiences. Experience with delivery of STEM or history programming preferred. This is a full-time position, with the expectation that occasional week-end or evening hours may be required.
To apply, email cover letter, resume and the names and contact information of three professional references to

Teacher Programs Manager [George Washington’s Mount Vernon, Mount Vernon, VA]

The Manager of Teacher Programs serves as vital part of the estate’s collaborative Education
team that develops programs, projects, and networks for teachers and students. The primary
responsibility of this position is to create, develop, implement, and evaluate programming for
educators under the supervision of the Vice President of Education. Programming initiatives
include George Washington Teacher Institute* programs such as the signature Residential
Program, regional workshops, distance learning sessions (to be developed), and other related
events. The Manager also represents Mount Vernon and the Washington Library at
conferences and educational events. The position reports to Mount Vernon’s Vice President of
Education. Additional programmatic duties will support the Vice President of Education’s
strategic efforts.
*The George Washington Teacher Institute and its associated programs and resources ensure that Mount
Vernon increases the number of educators nationwide who apply the life, leadership, and legacy of
George Washington to their classrooms to strengthen students’ civic understanding and historical thinking

Essential Duties:
 Works closely with the Vice President of Education to create and conduct professional
development programs including residential, regional, and distance learning teacher
programs that are content rich and primary source based.
 Leads and manages the planning and execution of the George Washington Teacher
Institute, working closely with lead scholars, facilitators, and Mount Vernon staff.
 Manages communication with external scholars and Mount Vernon staff who support
teacher professional development.
 Manages communication with participants in George Washington Teacher Institute
related programs (promotions, application, acceptance, logistics, and resources)
 Manages application selection and registration process of program participants.
 Conducts evaluation of Mount Vernon’s teacher programs and creates and contributes
to reports for internal and external stakeholders.
 Represents Mount Vernon during Teacher Professional Development programs by
presenting content in formal lectures, on panels, and as a facilitator of discussions.
 Represents Mount Vernon at state and national conferences and regional workshops
 Keeps up with curriculum standards, educational trends, and new technology to ensure
Mount Vernon educational materials align and are accessible.
 Creates education materials and reviews teacher-created materials that support
classroom adoption of professional development content (curriculum, lesson plans,
primary sources, worksheets, etc)

2018-2019 VP Strategic Priorities
 Civic Leadership
 History Relevance

 Residential Program Alumni Reunion (summer 2019)

 Master’s Degree in history, museum education, education, museum studies, or related
 Three years’ experience in educational program development and coordination (formal
and/or informal learning environments).
 Clear understanding of and ability to integrate new education and technology trends and
 Strong writing and editing skills.
 Strong oral communication and public speaking skills.
 Knowledge of education practices and program evaluation.
 Strong interpersonal skills to work with teachers, scholars, and stakeholders
representing a variety of backgrounds and experience.
 Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and external partners.
 Demonstrated ability to follow administrative and financial policies and practices.
 Strong organizational skills; ability to track several projects simultaneously and to
prioritize workload.
 Knowledge of computer programs and systems such as Microsoft Word, WebEx, and
Google drive.
 Ability to travel, work non-traditional hours, and additional hours as programs require.

For more information, and to apply, click here.

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