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Coordinator of Teen Programs [Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY]

The Whitney Museum is hiring a Coordinator of Teen Programs. The successful candidate will be a dynamic educator with a deep knowledge of contemporary art, experience collaborating with artists, and a passion for working with NYC teens. The Coordinator will run the existing Youth Insights Programs, including Youth Insights Artists, Leaders, Introductions, and Arts Careers. The Coordinator will also work with the Teen Leaders to create teen-organized series programs and large scale events.

Responsibilities include:

  • The design, management, and teaching of all aspects of the Whitney’s after school programs for high school students, including Youth Insights Artists and Leaders, Summer Arts Careers, and the YI Introductions Program for English Language Learner students
  • The design and management (with our Teen Leaders) of large-scale public programs and smaller-scale, drop-in artist workshops for NYC teens
  • Collaborating with Whitney artists to create and teach curriculum for programs
  • Developing relationships with teachers from NYC high schools and staff at community based organizations, with the goal of doing targeted outreach to underserved or at-risk teen populations
  • Inquiry-based teaching in the galleries
  • The training and supervision of  junior staff and interns
  • Coordination and tracking of evaluation projects
  • Management of budgets for current and future teen programming
  • Working closely with other members of the School, Youth, and Family and Community and Access Programs teams, as well as other colleagues across the Museum
  • The oversight and management of the Museum’s teen web pages and social media related to teen programming
  • Writing grants and grant reports
  • Meeting and communicating with foundations and donors
  • Contributing to the museum community through publications and conference presentations

Requirements: B.A. (Master’s Degree or MFA preferred); background in art history, fine art, American studies and/or museum education; 3-5 years professional experience with fluency in a second language a plus.  The successful candidate will possess excellent organizational and communication skills and will be able to work well in a fast-paced environment. Position requires travel throughout NYC and extended hours for program implementation during the week and on weekends.

Applicants should have experience working with contemporary artists, knowledge of art practice, experience working with high school students and teachers, knowledge of current educational theory, and experience with program research and evaluation.

Please send resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to: hr@whitney.org.

About the Whitney

As the preeminent institution devoted to the art of the United States, the Whitney Museum of American Art presents the full range of twentieth-century and contemporary American art, with a special focus on works by living artists.  Designed by architect Renzo Piano and situated between the High Line and the Hudson River, the Whitney’s new building vastly increases the Museum’s exhibition and programming space, providing the most expansive view ever of its unsurpassed collection of modern and contemporary American art.

 The Whitney Museum of American Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Museum does not discriminate because of age, sex, religion, race, color, creed, national origin, alienage or citizenship, disability, marital status, partnership status, veteran status, gender (including gender identity), sexual orientation, or any other factor prohibited by law. The Museum hires and promotes individuals solely on the basis of their qualifications for the job to be filled. The Museum encourages all qualified candidates to apply for vacant positions at all levels. This description shall not be construed as a contract of any sort for a specific period of employment.

Director of Development [Museum of Moab, Moab, UT]

Founded in 1958, the Museum of Moab’s mission is to preserve and display artifacts and information, and to promote research and education, which accurately reflect the natural and cultural history of the Moab area.
We do this through our exhibits, research, and educational programs.

For more information, please visit www.moabmuseum.org

Position
Reporting to and in partnership with the Executive Director (ED), the Development Director (Director) will spearhead development efforts, establishing foundational support as the Museum continues to grow. The Director will have the opportunity assist the Executive Director and Board Trustees in building and tracking budgets and meeting fundraising targets. The Museum seeks a dynamic individual with a passion and gift for building strong constituencies of support to ensure long and short term performance goals are met.

Responsibilities

  • Develop and execute the museum’s annual fundraising plan
  • Secure financial support from individuals, foundations and corporations
  • Manage the implementation of Museum’s donor database and donor recognition program
  • Develop and maintain ongoing relationships with major donors
  • Plan, direct, and attend member events and donor receptions.
  • Oversee organization of fundraising special events
  • Developing and tracking proposals and reports for all foundation and corporate fundraising
  • Grant writing
  • Report monthly to Executive Director and development committee

Qualifications

  • BA (required), MA (a plus)
  • 5-plus years’ experience in development
  • Demonstrated excellence in organizational, managerial, and communication skills
  • Highly collaborative interpersonal skills, strong organizational skills for tracking detail over multiple project deadlines.
  • Successful track record building major giving programs, securing annual support of 6 figures and above.
  • Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge, PastPerfect, Adobe creative suite, and Microsoft Office.
  • CFRE certification a plus
  • some evening and weekend work required

Salary
Base commensurate with experience plus commission, incentives

To Apply
Submit cover letter, resume or CV detailing relevant experience, names and contact information of three references, and salary expectations by November 11 to:

John Foster
Executive Director
Museum of Moab
118 East Center St.
Moab, UT 84532
director@moabmuseum.org
435-259-7985

Museum Teachers [Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society, West Hartford, CT]

The Noah Webster House and West Hartford Historical Society, the birthplace of founding father and lexicographer Noah Webster in West Hartford, CT, seeks energetic individuals to serve as Museum Teachers. Museum Teachers teach history-based programs to students from schools, scouts, and other groups through hands-on experiences. Annually, the museum serves approximately 8,000 students of varying ages and grades, both on- and off-site. Teaching experience is highly desirable but not required. Interest/experience in history and/or museums, and a friendly and outgoing disposition is a must. Costuming is required. The position of Museum Teacher is part-time with flexible hours. An hourly rate of $9.75 per scheduled hours, plus travel reimbursement for distance traveled to and from outreach programs, is to be paid bi-weekly. Please send resume with cover letter to Beth Sweeney, Education Department, Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society, 227 South Main Street, West Hartford, CT 06107. Fax to: (860) 521-4036 or email: Education@noahwebsterhouse.org.

Executive Director [Hingham Historical Society, Hingham, MA]

Founded in 1914, the Hingham Historical Society collects, preserves, and shares the history of Hingham which was founded in 1635. The Executive Director, reporting to and working closely with the Board of Directors, provides leadership to advance the historical and educational mission, foster financial development, and develop and implement short and long term strategic plans. The Society owns 3 properties: Old Derby Academy, its headquarters; the Old Ordinary, a living history of colonial life in Hingham; and, the Old Fort House dating from 1685. In Fall 2016 the Society will open the Hingham Heritage Museum to further evolve the vision of the Society’s collections, programs, and initiatives. The project, launched almost a decade ago, has involved the restoration of Old Derby and the building of an addition to house the Society’s Archives and allow highlights of the permanent collection to remain on permanent display. The Executive Director will bring vitality and direction to the team of volunteers in various activities sponsored by the Society, for example, the annual House Tour, Lincoln Day activities, and the Independence Day vintage baseball game. Qualifications include a Master’s Degree in Public History, Museum Studies or equivalent; 5 years related experience; demonstrated leadership and administrative skills in executing program initiatives, curatorial and archival management, and museum operations including budget, personnel, membership development, contract negotiation, and grant writing; proven success in financial development and fund-raising. Send resume and cover letter indicating interest and qualifications to David Hannan, Chair Search Committee at d.hannan@icloud.com.

Curatorial Internship [Old Colony History Museum, Taunton, MA]

Old Colony History Museum (OCHM) operated by Old Colony Historical Society and located in Taunton, Massachusetts has an internship opportunity available for a student currently enrolled in a museum studies graduate program (certificate or degree program) with coursework in collections management and collections care and preservation.

The Opportunity:

OCHM recently acquired a collection of approximately 150 pieces of Britannia/pewter-ware items, including coffeepots, coffee urns, candlesticks, oil lamps, etc. The pieces that have been donated were made by some of the early producers of Britannia/pewter-ware in the Taunton area and date to between 1824 and 1850. OCHM is looking for a curatorial intern to assist us with the cataloging of this unique collection. The intern may have the opportunity to work with the Curator of Collections on other projects that may arise during the course of the internship.

Required Skills:

This internship requires an understanding of the principles of object handling (some past experience with object handling is preferred), knowledge of and/or training in the process of cataloging museum objects, attention to detail, proficiency working with Microsoft Office, some experience working with databases is preferred, and strong written and verbal communication skills.

How to Apply:

If interested, please send an email with your resume and a cover letter highlighting relevant experience for this internship to Brian Miskell, the Ruby Winslow Linn Curator of Collections, at bmiskell@oldcolonyhistorymuseum.org. Please also include indicate in your email when you would be interested in beginning the internship and a summary of your program’s internship requirements.

About Old Colony History Museum:

Founded on May 4, 1853, the Old Colony Historical Society is one New England’s oldest historical societies. It was established at a time when its founding fathers saw drastic changes taking place in the Old Colony region (the old Plymouth Colony). Industrialization had begun; improved transportation throughout New England meant that Taunton was no longer isolated. Immigration had also begun, and Taunton was becoming quite cosmopolitan. Early Puritan families were dying out or moving west, and the new Society put forth as its original mission “the preservation and perpetuation of the history of the Old Colony region of Massachusetts.” To fulfill the organization’s modern-day mission, the Society maintains the Old Colony History Museum (OCHM) of regional objects and archives and a research library specializing in local history and genealogy.

A touchstone to the region’s past, the Museum has evolved to include a rich collection of furniture, decorative arts, portraits, military artifacts, and an extensive collection of silver pieces. The Museum’s photographic and document collections make it a center for scholarly research on Southeastern Massachusetts and the research library also contains materials for local genealogical researchers. The Museum displays exhibits on two floors and is handicap-accessible to the first floor.

OCHM is open Tuesday – Saturday, 10 am – 4 pm.

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