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Development Assistant [Newport Art Museum, Newport, RI]

The Development Associate maintains all donor data to ensure the integrity and accuracy of the database. He/she helps execute the annual fund development plan through administrative support including appeals, gift entry and tracking, acknowledgements, queries and reports, and financial reconciliations. This individual will be the primary contact for questions about membership, special-event registration and other customer relationships that forge connections between individuals and the Museum. Responsible for data entry in to Raiser’s Edge database with updates to donor records and meticulous record keeping; Ensure timely donor acknowledgement for all gifts; Execute appropriate gift entry procedures for all membership dollars and donations (cash and in-kind) to the Museum in concert with the Museum’s other offices; Run queries for research, analysis, and corrections, preparing reports as requested by the Director of Development and Executive Director; Support the membership program of the Museum, executing the strategies for meeting membership goals as described in the Fund Development Plan and as set in the Annual Budget; Among other related duties. To Apply: Please include a cover letter, current résumé, three references and salary requirements. No phone calls please. All requests should be emailed to:, with “Development Assistant” in the subject line.


Museum Registrar [Intermediate University of Michigan – Dearborn, Dearborn, MI]

Category: Admin – Arts and Museum Administration
Posted: 11/03/2016
Type: Part Time
Salary: $37,000 to $40,000 USD Per Year

Please apply online at and use Job Opening ID# 133442

Please note that this position is 32.00 hours per week.

The University of Michigan-Dearborn (UM-Dearborn) is one of the three campuses of the University of Michigan. UM-Dearborn is a comprehensive university offering high-quality undergraduate, graduate, professional, and continuing education to residents of southeastern Michigan, and currently enrolls just over 9,000 students. Faculty and students have the opportunity to collaborate across all three campuses in research and scholarly activity. UM-Dearborn is located 10 miles west of downtown Detroit and 35 miles east of Ann Arbor. The campus is strategically located on 200 suburban acres of the original Henry Ford Estate in the Greater Detroit Metropolitan Region.

A cover letter and three references are required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position. Please apply with a single document that includes a cover letter, resume and references.

We are seeking a resourceful, flexible and collaborative person to serve as Registrar and Gallery Assistant in the Art Collections and Exhibitions Department on the Dearborn campus to report to the Art Curator and Gallery Manager. UM-Dearborn owns an extraordinary art collection comprised of more than 3,500 pieces of 20th and 21st century artwork of all media and styles with a large portion being studio glass. Salvador Dali, Joan Miro, Jacob Lawrence, Electra Stamelos, Vera Sattler, Howard Ben Tre, Mark Peiser, Herb Babcock, Frantisek Vizner and Dale Chihuly are just a few of the globally known artists represented. The majority of the collection is permanently displayed in the Alfred Berkowitz Gallery, the Mardigian Library, and buildings across campus, enabling students, faculty, staff, and visitors to learn about and enjoy this amazing artwork.

The gallery is located in the library and managed by the Art Collections and Exhibitions Department. The department enhances the academic and educational experiences of students, faculty, staff, and the general public by curating and managing a thriving exhibition program in the gallery, by loaning items to other institutions, and making the collection accessible for research. The gallery brings thousands of visitors to the campus each year to attend exhibitions, receptions, and other events. Gallery exhibitions utilize artworks from our permanent collection and items on loan from other institutions, as well as current work from renowned regional and national artists. Many exhibitions are designed to complement and augment university curriculum.


  • Utilize best practices for the field in all work
  • Maintain all artwork in the gallery, across campus, and in storage, including regular condition reporting
  • Install all art exhibitions and displays in the gallery and on campus
  • Handle artwork, including paintings, drawings, prints, sculpture, and glassworks
  • Photograph artwork and events
  • Assist with the planning and coordination of all gallery exhibitions, events and programming
  • Research, document, photograph, and catalog all art objects
  • Manage the administration of incoming and outgoing loans, accessions and deaccessions, and create all registration paperwork
  • Develop support material for selected library community outreach and engagement
  • Develop and maintain relationships with faculty, students, artists, art patrons, and the general public
  • Manage all departmental social media accounts
  • Complete basic administrative tasks as needed, e.g. management of supplies, creating and managing various gallery contracts and forms, making exhibition labels etc.
  • Serve on library and university committees, task forces, and project teams as needed and appropriate
  • Monitor gallery as needed for certain exhibitions

Required Qualifications:

  • MA degree in museum studies OR MA degree in art history with at least 1 year of museum/gallery exhibition AND collection related experience, including object cataloguing and art handling and installation
  • Strong knowledge of museum best practices including ethics, deaccessioning practices etc.
  • Skills and experience with Past Perfect or a similar collections management database
  • Strong computer and organizational skills and attention to details
  • Ability to stand, reach, bend and lift a minimum of 40 pounds with full mobility
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • High level of customer service skills
  • Ability to be flexible, adapt quickly, and manage multiple projects and priorities
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all constituents: artists, faculty, staff, students, and the general public
  • Willing and able to meet flexible schedule possibly including evening and weekend work as needed

Desired Qualifications:

  • 2 or more years of museum/gallery exhibition AND collection related experience, including object cataloguing and art handling and installation
  • Knowledge of studio glass
  • Experience working with students and student interns
  • Photography skills, photo editing skills, Photoshop preferred
  • Graphic design skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to professional development

Work Schedule:

Shift/Hours/Days: 32 hours per week Monday through Friday; weekend and evening hours, as needed

Application Information

University of Michigan – Dearborn
Online App. Form:

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Director [Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts – Harvard University, Cambridge, MA]

The Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts seeks to appoint an accomplished, visionary and entrepreneurial leader as the John R. and Barbara Robinson Family Director of the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts. The Director will manage the artistic goals and long-range vision of the CCVA. The successful candidate will curate up to six exhibitions per year, and will develop public cultural programming, lecture series, workshops and artists’ talks. The Director is expected to attract a broad public audience and provide a dynamic forum for artistic exploration.

The Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts is housed alongside the Visual and Environmental Studies Department in the only Le Corbusier structure designed and built in North America. The Director of the CCVA will manage and balance the vision of the CCVA with curricular demands on the building, including visiting faculty and senior thesis exhibitions. It is anticipated that the Director will hold a concurrent teaching appointment and will actively participate in teaching departmental courses. He/she will foster collaborative relationships within Harvard as well as the larger arts community. This position will collaborate with other Harvard Museums as well as academic departments, and encourage connections between academics and artists.

The Director reports to the Chair of the Department of Visual and Environmental Studies, and will have full artistic authority and responsibility as Director of the CCVA. The Director is also responsible for supervising two staff members: The Exhibition Manager and the Program Manager.

The Director is expected to cultivate donors and to work closely with Institutional Advancement to secure future funding. This position also conducts outreach to individuals, foundations, corporations, and governmental agencies in order to secure funds for exhibitions, cultural programs , and publications in alignment with departmental priorities. This includes but is not limited to working with Research Administrative Services and Offices of Sponsored Research.

Basic Qualifications:
Advanced degree in Art History, Curatorial Studies or related field, or equivalent scholarship demonstrated through publication; Minimum of 7 years progressively responsible curatorial experience; Experience managing staff; Experience in managing budgets.

Additional Qualifications:Excellent interpersonal skills working with a diverse population; Ability to influence others and to build relationships with people at all levels of the organization; Grant experience preferred; Teaching experience optional.

Additional Information:
Applicants for the position should send a cover letter, documentation of past curatorial work (PDFs preferred), curriculum vitae, syllabi, and other appropriate support materials by January 13, 2017. Apply online at (Auto Req ID 40855BR).

Harvard is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.

Board Member [Buttonwoods Museum, Haverhill, MA]

Buttonwoods Museum, Haverhill, MA Member of the Board of Trustees The Buttonwoods Museum’s mission is: to collect and preserve history, and to educate the community about Greater Haverhill’s past and culture. The Board supports the work of the Buttonwoods Museum and provides mission-based leadership and strategic governance. Specific Board Member responsibilities include: Contribute to the fundraising projects and events through personal contributions and/or by generating support from friends and other contacts; Approving Buttonwoods Museum annual budget, audit reports, and material business decisions; being informed of, and meeting all, legal and fiduciary responsibilities; Serving on committees or task forces and taking on special assignments; Representing the Buttonwoods Museum to stakeholders; acting as an ambassador for the organization; Ensuring Buttonwoods Museum commitment to a diverse board and staff that reflects the community it serves. Buttonwoods Museum Board Members will serve a three-year term and be eligible for re-appointment for one additional term. Board meetings are held monthly on the fourth Tuesdays, nine months of the year, with breaks in July, August, and December. Ideal candidates will have the following qualifications: Professional experience with leadership accomplishments in the nonprofit sector; savvy diplomatic skills and a natural affinity for cultivating relationships and persuading, convening, facilitating, and building consensus among diverse individuals; personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a passion for improving the lives of Buttonwoods Museum stakeholders. Service on Buttonwoods Museum Board of Directors is without remuneration. Please contact Janice Williams at For more information, please see the website at

Operations Manager [New Hampshire Boat Museum, Wolfeboro Falls, NH]

The New Hampshire Boat Museum is a small, but very active seasonal museum located on Lake Winnipesaukee. Poised for imminent growth, the museum is in a $5.5 million capital campaign to build a new museum building on a four acre campus. The Operations Manager assists the Executive Director to ensure the museum operates efficiently. Duties include event/program management; fundraising, membership and Capital Campaign support; administrative office support including daily financial reporting; website management; some exhibition curation/installation, and museum store management. Knowledge of Word, Excel and PowerPoint required, as well as database experience in PastPerfect or a similar database. Require someone with a positive outlook, who quickly learns new skills, manages time wisely, displays efficiency, and has the ability to work in a positive team environment in a fast-paced two-person office with an active board and volunteer base. Must be organized, able to multi-task, be detail-oriented and have good writing skills. A minimum of 1-3 years working experience in museums required. Occasional evening and weekend work is required during the season. Salary low to mid $30,000. No relocation costs can be paid. For more information visit To apply send cover letter, resume and references via email to by December 19.

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