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Collections Manager (Two-year fixed term position) [Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, CA]


Under the supervision of the Head of Registration, the Collections Manager will work with the permanent collections in art storage.  The CM will play an important role in rehousing, storing, tracking and coordinating transportation for the upcoming gallery transformation project.  This project will consist of planning the schedule and the reorganization of art storage, the de-installation of objects from the gallery, re-housing, and location tracking.

The CM will also be responsible for pulling and putting away artwork in storage for a variety of requests. S/he will work with Image Services to transport art to and from the Photographer and will assist with art handling as needed.

The CM will oversee proper storage for new acquisitions and make arrangements for packing, crating and act as a liaison with off-site storage if/when needed.

This is a mid-level Museum Registration position for an experienced museum professional with proven excellent art handling skills.  Must have the ability to communicate effectively, have a great deal of patience and be extremely detail oriented. Must be organized, resourceful and show initiative. Should be able to work independently and productively in a solitary workspace. The candidate should have previous experience working with 2-D and 3-D artwork and archaeological artifacts, experience with Asian art is a plus.


  1. Assist with the planning for reorganization of art storage
  2. Assist with the reinstallation, unpacking and related logistics
  3. Prepare new storage cabinets and shelving for re-housing art work
  4. Assist with coordination of art move tracking and logistics in the collections management system
  5. Order supplies and pack/unpack artwork
  6. Assist with coordination of art shipments
  7. Enter data related to collections move activities
  8. Assist with collections inventory projects and with the annual audit
  9. Coordinate art movement for researcher visits and other projects as needed
  10. Oversee art movement for photography
  11. Oversee art storage maintenance


  • Bachelor’s degree in Art, Art History, or closely related field from an accredited college or university.  An advanced degree in Museum Studies or Arts Administration desirable.
  • Two (2) years’ experience in registration methods in an art museum or similar institution, or an equivalent combination of academic qualifications and work experience.
  • Knowledge of current registration practices and principles.
  • Strong knowledge and experience with art handling techniques and preventive conservation methods.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds and handle delicate and valuable works of art with extreme care.
  • Excellent computer skills and experience with relational database management programs for museum collections. Experience with The Museum System (TMS) highly desirable.
  • Extremely accurate and detail-oriented.
  • Strong interpersonal, planning and organizational skills; excellent written and oral communication skills; effective problem solving and conflict resolution skills.


  • Physical mobility is required to work throughout museum galleries and in art storage area as required. Climbing ladders, lifting, standing for longer periods of time.
  • Must be able to lift 40 pounds.
  • Packing and creating safe/archival housing for objects in storage.
  • Moving shelving in storage cabinets and cleaning as needed.
  • Occasionally required to operate a pallet jack and utilize dollies to ensure the safe transport of heavy crated works of art.
  • Pulling artwork from storage and transporting carts with artwork.


$25.47 – $30.59 per hour with benefits package.

Please note: This position is represented by SEIU 1021.


Apply online at

± The Asian Art Museum is one of the largest museums in the Western world devoted exclusively to Asian art and culture. Home to more than 18,000 works of art from over 40 Asian countries, we strive to be a catalyst for discovery, dialogue, and inspiration. With Asia as our lens and art as our cornerstone, we spark connections across cultures and through time, igniting curiosity, conversation, and creativity.±

The Asian Art Museum embraces diversity in its mission, programs, and staff.

Job Information
  • San Francisco, California, 94102, United States
  • 29588458
  • July 20, 2016
  • Collections Manager (Two-year fixed term position)
  • Asian Art Museum
  • Registrar/Collections Management
  • 1-2 Years

Assistant Manager, Direct Response Fundraising [Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, CA]


The Assistant Manager, Direct Response Fundraising guides strategy and leads the implementation of individual giving campaigns for members and prospective members capable of making gifts ranging from $1-$2,999, in collaboration with the Director of Membership & Guest Experience. This position provides leadership in expanding the museum’s membership base and Museum Fund donor base through sophisticated direct marketing strategies, including audience segmentation, multi-channel campaigns, and constant A/B testing.

The Assistant Manager is responsible for ambitious sales goals. This position is directly responsible for up to $1M annually; with higher expectations in future years.

The nature of the work requires the Assistant Manager, Direct Response to execute special assignments and tasks under only general direction; demonstrate strong initiative; exercise considerable discretion and independent judgment; and work independently with other staff, members, and the public.


  • Manages membership direct mail program: developing, writing, sending, and evaluating acquisitions, renewals, reinstatements, upgrades, and Museum Fund appeals. Works closely with Creative Services and external vendors and makes sure that deadlines are met.
  • Develops, tracks, and evaluates annual direct response revenue plan; leads strategy to increase revenue via sophisticated multi-channel and multi-touch campaigns; allocates resources to optimize return on investment; uses A/B testing to continually improve results.
  • With the Marketing department and Onsite Sales & Operations Manager, develops follow-up strategies (post-visit emails, upgrade appeals to frequent visitors, check-ins to non-visiting members, etc.).
  • Proactively identifies and generates new prospects to support the museum (ticket buyers, event attendees, etc.) and develops initiatives to convert them into members; partners with the Guest Experience, Marketing, Retail and Digital departments to identify prospects; works closely with Individual Giving staff to coordinate the solicitation of new prospects and upgrade current donors.
  • Ensures that fundraising campaigns are executed comprehensively and holistically for the biggest impact possible; each campaign should be executed through various media channels (direct mail, web, social media, email, onsite, etc.) and be timed and targeted thoughtfully and strategically to increase responses; campaign coordination requires close partnerships with the Marketing, Creative Services and Digital departments.
  • Develops innovative digital fundraising strategies in partnership with Digital department to increase awareness, engagement and revenue.
  • With the Marketing department and Manager of Research & Evaluation, develops initiatives to collect data, including contact, demographic and psychographic/attitudinal information. Uses data to pioneer targeted messaging segmentation to personalize approach and improve results.
  • Monitors fundraising campaign and industry trends and informs leadership of progress toward goals; analyzes giving trends and statistical data related to campaign performance.
  • Runs queries and creates/manipulates mailing lists, as needed.


  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university, or equivalent experience
  • Three (3) years of direct response experience.
  • A solid background in membership and/or Annual Fund direct mail programs and an interest in the arts and humanities.
  • Proficiency in MS Word and Excel; knowledge of Raiser’s Edge preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal, planning, and organizational skills; excellent writing and oral communication skills; high level of analytical and problem solving skills; action and results oriented; diplomatic and tactful.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective, positive working relationships with staff, volunteers, and members of the public; promote membership activities to ethnically and culturally diverse groups and communities.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment; adhere to deadlines; demonstrate flexibility in meeting shifting demands and priorities.
  • Ability to lift up to twenty (20) pounds.


$24.36 – $29.26 per hour with benefits package.

 Please note: This position is represented by SEIU 1021.


Apply online at
± The Asian Art Museum is one of the largest museums in the Western world devoted exclusively to Asian art and culture. Home to more than 18,000 works of art from over 40 Asian countries, we strive to be a catalyst for discovery, dialogue, and inspiration. With Asia as our lens and art as our cornerstone, we spark connections across cultures and through time, igniting curiosity, conversation, and creativity.±

The Asian Art Museum embraces diversity in its mission, programs, and staff.

Job Information
  • san francisco, California, 94102, United States
  • 29588175
  • July 20, 2016
  • Assistant Manager, Direct Response Fundraising
  • Asian Art Museum
  • Development/Membership
  • Full-Time
  • Indefinite

Director of Education [Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury, CT]


JOB TITLE:        Director of Education
REPORTS TO:       Executive Director

FLSA STATUS:      Exempt

The Mattatuck Museum is known for engaging its community in an understanding of the past and providing vision and leadership for the future through its exhibitions, programs and collections of national significance.  These initiatives interpret the history of the greater Waterbury region and American art from the Colonial period to the present.

The ideal candidate for the Director of Education is a seasoned professional who is highly motivated and organized with a passion for art and history and expanding the role of museums to welcome a broad and diverse audience; demonstrated ability to think creatively and strategically; excellent communication skills, especially the ability to speak and write about the museum, its collections, and program activities in a manner comprehensible to diverse audiences; a positive work outlook; high energy, strong motivation, and a hands-on work ethic; the personality to enjoy social and community interaction; a professional demeanor; diplomatic, and comfortable in dynamic or challenging situations; and the ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.

A key member of the museum’s senior management team, the Director of Education will:

  • Oversee interpretive and educational program development, planning, implementation, scheduling, and evaluation, including student programs that meet Connecticut Learning Standards, as well as Connecticut English Language Arts Curriculum Framework; youth and family initiatives; adult learning; accessible programs for children with a variety of developmental challenges, community partnerships, studio art offerings, and teacher professional development programs;
  • Insure that education programs for all ages reflect current scholarship and interpretation, are publicized widely in the community, are carried out in the most effective manner related to facilities and the visitor experience, are financially responsible, developed for a diverse audience and managed well;
  • Curate a regular schedule of changing exhibitions in the Monteiro Family Community Gallery, including organizing exhibitions of art made by children, college students, and seniors, local commemorative history projects and memorabilia collections;
  • Collaborate with school educators (administrators and teachers), other non-profit and cultural organizations, and independent consultants or community advisors (when applicable) to design, implement, and evaluate programs that are based on the highest standards of excellence, as determined by the field of museum education;
  • Develop long-range goals, objectives and benchmarks for the Museum’s services to schools, teachers, youth organizations, families, adults and seniors;
  • Responsible for Education department budget oversight and accountability, working closely with the Director of Finance and Personnel;
  • Act as a representative of the museum in the community and to the field;
  • Personally present programs, teach classes and conduct tours when required and appropriate;
  • Strive to expand programming where possible and feasible;
  • Work with the museum Director of Development and lead grant application project budgets and program details, execute grant award projects and related budget tracking (restricted/unrestricted funds), and provide first drafts of required reports;
  • Maintain a high level of content knowledge of museum themes and related materials, and possess outstanding communication and presentation skills;
  • Supervise the Manager of Youth and Family Programs, Tour Coordinator/Lead Museum Educator, contract educators and teaching artists;
  • Develop and manage the docent, volunteer and internship programs including recruitment, training, scheduling and evaluation of all guides and teaching staff;
  • Maintain close cooperation with curatorial staff to ensure appropriate care for historic artifacts and to develop curricula and programs in conjunction with changing and traveling exhibitions;
  • Aid in the development of museum marketing, publicity and publications, including brochures, posters, print/newspaper ads, writing press releases, event program books, etc.;
  • Aid in the development of educational programming content on the museum web site and within the social media tools; and
  • Perform independent research to prepare historically accurate and relevant programs.

The successful candidate will possess:

  • Master’s degree in appropriate area of specialization (Art, Design, or Architectural History; American or European Studies; History; Museum Education, or related field), with at least two years of related program experience; or a bachelor’s degree in the same and four years of related program experience;
  • At least 2 years of professional supervisory experience with a working knowledge of workplace regulations and standard supervisory and hiring procedures and techniques;
  • Excellent interpersonal and management skills, combined with a team player approach;
  • A high level of energy, with a willingness to develop and execute a wide range of activities, from the day-to-day to the highly creative and visible;
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with volunteers, colleagues, and external professionals;
  • Strong organizational and management skills;
  • Effective oral and written communication skills;
  • Ability to work independently and perform multiple tasks simultaneously without close supervision;
  • Ability to prepare budgets and reports for management and the board;
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including evenings, weekends, holidays, and in critical situations as required, as well as the character to be punctual and reliable;
  • Proficiency in computers and data management, as well as proficiency with MS Office (Outlook, Word and Excel).  Experience in web-based applications, social networking (Facebook, twitter, tumblr, Instagram) and the ability and aspiration to learn new programs is desirable;
  • Demonstrated creativity relating to the development and presentation of interpretive tours, public programs, and writing materials;
  • Knowledge of educational technologies as tools for learning/teaching; and
  • Basic knowledge of a variety of studio art styles and techniques.

Members of the senior management team are expected to devote a significant amount of time and energy to the successful fulfillment of their responsibilities. The director must be prepared to work evenings and weekend hours, in addition to fulfilling the obligations of a routine workday. Occasional travel for work both within and beyond the region may also be required.

Salary Range:  Commensurate with education and experience.

The museum offers full benefit package including vacation, holidays, health insurance and 403b plan as well as support for professional development to qualified employees.

To apply, please send cover letter that addresses qualifications and interest, current resume and 3 professional references to:  DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION SEARCH, Attn: Jan Doughty, Director of Finance and Personnel, Mattatuck Museum,144 West Main Street, Waterbury, CT   06702 or via email to  Deadline to submit an application is August 15, 2016.

Documents should be sent as attachments using Microsoft Word or PDF format, and should not exceed five (5) megabytes.  No phone calls please. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. The Mattatuck Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer. As such, we are interested in candidates who are committed to high standards of scholarship, performance and professionalism, as well as to the development of a climate that supports equality and diversity.

Job Information
  • Waterbury, Connecticut, 06702, United States
  • 29587999
  • July 20, 2016
  • Director of Education
  • Mattatuck Museum
  • Education
  • Full-Time
  • Indefinite
  • Master’s Degree
  • 2-3 Years
  • 0-10%

Director of Exhibits [Sciencenter, New York, NY]


The Sciencenter, a hands-on science museum in Ithaca, NY, seeks an enthusiastic individual experienced in exhibit planning, development, and leadership to serve as Director of Exhibits.  For a complete job description and application instructions, visit

Job Information
  • New York, United States
  • 29577416
  • July 20, 2016
  • Sciencenter
  • Directors/Administrators

Director of Development [USTA Foundation, White Plains, NY]


Director of Development

USTA Foundation

White Plains, NY

The USTA Foundation Incorporated (USTAF), a 501(c)3 organization, is the charitable arm of the United States Tennis Association (USTA) headquartered in White Plains, NY. The mission of the USTAF is to bring tennis and education together to change lives. The USTAF fosters conditions that enable America’s youth to lead physically and emotionally healthy lives and be productive citizens in their communities.  USTAF helps serve up dreams for under-resourced youth, individuals with disabilities, wounded and injured service members, and veterans and their families. The USTAF’s focus is to develop the sustainability and effectiveness of a national network of over 500 National Junior Tennis & Learning (NJTL) chapters. The NJTL network provides free or low-cost tennis and education programming to more than 225,000 under-resourced youth across the country.

USTAF is diversifying its fundraising techniques to raise a sustainable $5.0 million by 2017 so that it can increase the number of children participating in chapters by 50,000. Success of this goal will require the collaborative effort of the NJTL network, accountability from the USTAF and USTA staff and a commitment by the Board of Directors to secure new relationships and financial support.

To meet this goal, the USTAF is seeking an experienced, energetic, and entrepreneurial Director of Development (DoD). The DoD will be responsible for refining and successfully executing a coordinated and comprehensive fundraising strategy for the USTA Foundation. Reporting to the Executive Director, the DoD will be responsible for achieving the foundation’s revenue goals. The successful candidate will cultivate key relationships, execute special events, and implement development activities across the country.

The ideal candidate will have responsibility for the incremental and strategic growth of principal gifts.  S/he will bring strong leadership acumen, professional fundraising leadership experience, and a demonstrated track record of creating a culture of philanthropy.

The USTA Foundation has retained Freeman Philanthropic Services, LLC to assist on this executive recruitment.  Please send confidential inquiries and applications directly to FPS via email:

Job Information
  • White Plains, New York, 10604, United States
  • 29577581
  • July 19, 2016
  • Director of Development
  • USTA Foundation
  • Directors/Administrators
  • Full-Time
  • Indefinite
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