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Education Internship [Strawberry Banke Museum, Portsmouth, NH]

Strawbery Banke Museum in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, is offering two education internships this year.  It is a ten week program, and free housing is available for any students who wish to live on the museum campus.  Students will receive a $1,000 upon completion of their ten weeks.  Program details are as follows:

 The education department is seeking advanced undergraduate or graduate applicants in the education field to assist in development and implementation of the museum’s summer camp curriculum. You will do research on three centuries of New England History and incorporate that knowledge into lesson plans, games, and activities for campers that range in age from 6-16. As an education assistant you will get to know the engaging stories and history behind the museum’s 42 historic houses and the historic seaport town of Portsmouth, NH. Interns are an integral part of a successful camp; therefore, applicants must be extremely reliable and accountable. Acting, theater, or roleplaying experience is a plus. Candidates must be enthusiastic and enjoy interacting, teaching, and playing with large groups of children. This position requires high energy and the ability to adapt to a changing environment. Please note on your application if you are particularly interested in working with our Junior Roleplayers. The Junior Roleplaying summer camp program at Strawbery Banke caters to children 12-16 years of age. Interns take on much of the lesson planning within the camp curriculum and are frequently expected to lead group lessons or activities. The program highly emphasizes New England history, acting skills, and active learning environments. Candidates must have a positive attitude, strong motivation, and high energy. Experience in acting, theater, or improvisation is desirable, as well as experience working with older children.

More details and application can be found at

Collections Cataloguer [Boston Children’s Museum, Boston, MA]


About Boston Children’s Museum
Boston Children’s Museum is one of the most influential children’s museums in the world. It was founded in
1913 by the Science Teachers’ Bureau and for over 100 years has been engaging children in joyful discovery experiences that help to instill a lifelong love of learning.

The Museum’s hands-on and experiential exhibits and programs help to show the power of play in supporting informal learning and encourage creativity, curiosity, and imagination. They aid children with skill discovery, early literacy, health and wellness, awareness of the environment, science and math enrichment, and fine motor skill development.
The Museum is an educational institution deeply committed to closing the achievement gap by providing
experiential learning opportunities and adult engagement resources. Adult engagement and providing access to the Museum and its programming, regardless of visitors’ challenging life circumstances, remain major priorities. Museum programs help families nurture their children’s natural curiosity and discovery. The Museum’s location in Boston’s innovation district provides the opportunity for corporate partners and local businesses to offer interactive design and build “construction and maker zone” programs for kids, and exposes participants and their families to a variety of career opportunities.
The Museum is also one of the few children’s museums in the world to maintain a diverse collection. The
Museum’s collections of Americana, Natural History, Global Culture, Native American, Dolls and Dollhouses, and Japanese artifacts encompass more than 50,000 items. As one of the largest children’s museums in the world, Boston Children’s Museum also provides museum consulting services and creates award winning traveling exhibits, staff training materials, and exhibit kits for Museum professionals.

In 2013, Boston Children’s Museum was one of ten recipients of the National Medal for Museum and Library Service. The nation’s highest honor conferred on museums and libraries for service to the community, the National Medal celebrates institutions that make a difference for individuals, families, and communities.
Reporting to the Curator of Collections, the Collections Cataloger is responsible for multiple projects involving Boston Children’s Museum’s artifact collections. The primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to: cataloging, documenting, researching and inventorying museum artifacts; taking digital images and scans; and preparing and entering catalog records into the PastPerfect database. The Cataloger will largely be working with materials that have been identified for deaccession and data entry for materials in use for exhibits and programs. Additional responsibilities may include contacting other institutions regarding transfer of materials and appropriately housing and cleaning items in storage.
The Cataloger will attend staff, department, and other meetings as needed and may assist BCM staff and
outside visitors in storage. Additional tasks may be assigned by the Curator of Collections as needed.
This is a part-time (2-3 days per week), temporary position with potential to go through 6/30/18.

Essential Job Functions:
 Create object-level catalog records with carefully written descriptions and provenance histories, digital
images, and thoughtfully applied subject and search terms.
 Evaluate artifacts’ general physical condition and update or create object level files for items, especially
those in current or upcoming use.
 Prepare deaccession tracking lists in preparation for Collections Board Committee reviews.
 Respond to requests for assistance with artifacts in exhibit spaces.
 Attend department and other related meetings.
 Other tasks as assigned by Curator of Collections

 High school diploma required; college degree/experience preferred
 Strong interest in or course work in Museum Studies, Cultural Studies, History, or Public History
 Working knowledge of office procedures and equipment
 Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite and Windows applications
 Strong organization skills; detail oriented
 Ability to interact positively with diverse staff and visitors
 Ability to react positively to a rapidly changing environment and make good decisions under pressure
 Familiarity with digital imaging, databases, and scanning a plus
 Familiarity with online document sharing sites (e.g. Google Docs, Drop Box) a plus
 Proficiency or interest in social media a plus

To apply: Please send your resume and cover letter to

All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color,
religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Museum Director [Cuttyhunk Historical Society, Cuttyhunk, MA]

Seeking a Museum Director who will manage and operate the Museum.
This is a full summer commitment ( May 15-Sept 15), with island lodging.
The director is responsible for the many functions associated with the
operation of a small museum, including producing exhibits; collections and
archives management; volunteer management; overseeing programming;
advocacy and promotion of the museum; operation of a small retail store;
effective record-keeping; role as an ambassador of the Museum and CHS.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will be an experienced and well-
organized professional with a firm grasp of museum best practices. The

ability to work as part of a team is essential. Minimum 2 years museum
management or related experience; BA required, MA or higher degree
preferred. The Director must have proven long-range planning experience;
strong written skills; experience with creative programming, and
collections management; experience creating inspirational and engaging
exhibits, from research to installation; ability to build relationships and
engage the island community, and other historical organizations; ability to
be a team player but able to work independently, collaborate with the
Society and build partnerships; capacity to thrive on creative problem
solving; aptitude for learning new technologies, media and audio-visual
skills; computer skills including proficiency with Mac and familiarity with
PC computer, word-processing, spreadsheets, databases, museum database
software, basic office equipment.Experience with social media, Excel, Past
Perfect, Square a plus.
Interested candidates: View full description here

Send resume with cover letter, writing sample, and 3 references
to the Search Committee at . No
phone calls please. Qualified candidates will be contacted starting in
February 2018.

Education Programs Internship [Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay, ME]

CMBG Mission: The mission of Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens is to inspire meaningful connections among people, plants and nature through horticulture, education and research.

Internship Mission: This internship prepares college students to enter the field of environmental or museum education by providing hands-on experience with classes, demonstrations, interpretation, and informal education in a public garden setting. Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens is regarded as among the foremost public gardens in the country. This internship allows students to learn how the Education Department leverages the incredible landscape and resources of the gardens for a wide variety of learning modes and settings to serve our diverse customer and visitor base.

Academic/Experiential-Learning Nexus:
Public programming in relation to horticulture, botany, and natural history

Position Summary:
The Education Programs Internship provides hands-on experience managing and implementing a wide variety of adult education programming at the Gardens, including supporting Adult Education classes, assisting with our Therapeutic Horticulture program, and supporting written and live interpretive exhibits in the Gardens. Under the supervision and mentorship of the Interpretation and Exhibits Coordinator, the Education Programs Intern will have the opportunity to:

• Learn the art and science of live interpretation while supporting the development of a new exhibit for 2018 – our Native Butterfly House
• Interact with students and visitors by providing informal educational experiences in both structured and unstructured settings
• Support CMBG’s Therapeutic Horticulture program by providing direct assistance with specialized programming for the elderly, visually impaired, and developmentally disabled
• Support our Adult Education programming, including our Certificate in Native Plants and Ecological Horticulture, by assisting with course registration and student management; corresponding with students and instructors; and supporting the evaluation of our programs
• Gain experience in all aspects of coordinating a busy Education Center
• Learn best practices in customer service.

The successful candidate must be comfortable and enjoy interacting with the public. They should have solid organizational skills, an interest in plants, nature, and the outdoors, and a desire to learn more about the role of education in a public garden and museum setting. Some coursework/experience in the field of education or the natural sciences is also required. Experience using databases and spreadsheets is preferred.

Summer Schedule:
40 hours/week, including Saturdays from approximately mid-May to late August. Flexible start and end date. There is an hourly wage for this internship.

All candidates must have their own reliable transportation.

By February 28, 2018, e-mail resume and cover letter to: Vanessa Nesvig, Interpretation and Exhibits Coordinator. Email:

Education Fellow [Bronx Museum of the Arts, NYC]

Position Description:
The Bronx Museum of the Arts, founded in 1971, is the sole contemporary art museum in the Bronx involved in re-envisioning the role of museums in contemporary society. The Museum addresses the changing needs of its diverse constituencies while standing at the forefront of scholarly discourse, museum practices, and innovative education programs. The Museum serves approximately 100,000 visitors annually through a broad range of exhibitions, events, seminars, educational and community outreach programs. The Museum is a member of the Cultural Institutions Group in New York City (CIG). Reporting to the Director of Education, the primary focus of the Education Fellow is to provide administrative support to education programs and staff, specifically the Museum’s anti-gun violence after school programs. The Fellow will assist with curriculum development, research, documentation, attendance tracking, and reporting. The Fellow will also work on other Education Department and Museum related tasks and programs when needed.
Status: Part-time; Commitment of 1 year
Essential Job Functions:
• Conduct research related to anti-gun violence (peer mediation, conflict resolution, public health, etc.)
• Assist staff and teaching artists with curriculum development
• Help staff to plan and facilitate professional development workshops for staff, educators, and school partners
• Provide support to instructors during program sessions by preparing materials and assisting activities
• Update attendance and tracking records of program participants
• Document education programs via photos and observations
• Assist the Director and Programs Coordinator in creating reports for the Museum Trustees and Development
• Help update the education department expenses and track budget Additional Job Functions
• Assist at special events, such as Family Affair and school partnership final events.
• Oversee education classroom maintenance. This includes regularly checking inventory and maintaining the organization of supplies
• Facilitate outreach efforts by updating contact lists and attending tabling events to promote the Museum’s programs and cultivate participation
• Masters Degree in Arts, Arts Administration, Art History, Arts Education, Museum Education, or related field preferred
• Experience in evaluating methods in museum environments preferred
• Knowledge of NYC cultural community and familiarity with NYC Department of Education
• Demonstrated interest in social justice and museum education
• Excellent interpersonal skills and phone etiquette
• Ability to multitask and problem solve
• Must have proficient MS Office skills (e.g. Outlook, Excel, and Word)
• Ability to prioritize tasks and excellent time management skills
• Multi-lingual, preferred
Salary: $22-$25/hr, part-time at 26hrs/wk. Pay is ultimately commensurate with fit and experience.


Other Details
Application Info: Please send a cover letter, resume and three references to
The Bronx Museum of the Arts is an equal-opportunity employer and strongly encourages people of color, women, LGBTQ, and differently abled candidates to apply.

Contact Name: Patrick Rowe
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 718-681-6000

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