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Manager of Public Programs [Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Cleveland, OH]

The Museum is seeking a dynamic, creative, organized and energetic individual who is passionate about science education in our region and beyond.


A professional level staff member responsible to the Director of Education to develop, coordinate and execute programs for youth, families, and adults related to the Museum’s goals.


  • Develop, manage, deliver and evaluate non-school educational programs for Cleveland area youth, families and adults.
  • Supervision of the following public programs and associated staff: youth, family, adult, summer camps, outdoor education, and other Museum-wide educational events.
  • Manage operating budgets and develop funding proposals for above public programs.
  • Organize and run the Museum’s annual high profile Explorer Series lectures.
  • Serve as part of management team to set direction for the Education Division with the Director of Education, Manager of School & Teacher Programs and Planetarium Manager.
  • Work with Museum curators and area institutions in University Circle and beyond to develop collaborative public programs.
  • Collaborate with Marketing and Communications team to ensure all public programs are effectively marketed and advertised.
  • Keep abreast of scientific knowledge and Museum research.
  • Effectively coordinate and track multiple projects simultaneously, prioritize and work well under pressure with a high degree of accuracy to meet stringent and overlapping deadlines.
  • Communicate and work with a diverse audience in a pleasant, tactful and enthusiastic manner.
  • Maintain professional conduct with Museum staff and the public at all times.
  • Perform all duties according to established Museum operating, safety and environmental quality policies.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by Manager or Management.


  • Master’s degree in education or natural history related field.
  • 3-5 years experience managing and supervising staff.


  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience teaching and planning programs in a museum or other informal education setting.
  • Excellent educational program development skills.
  • Ability to communicate and work effectively with Museum staff, students, parents and public groups in a professional, pleasant, tactful, and enthusiastic manner.
  • Willingness to include evenings and weekends in a normal work schedule.
  • Must have excellent organizational, analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Must be able to rapidly adapt and respond to changes in environment and priorities.
  • Must be able to work independently as well as with teams.
  • Must have proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.


Please send a cover letter, resume, and three (3) professional references to:
Human Resources
Cleveland Museum of Natural History
1 Wade Oval Drive, University Circle
Cleveland, Ohio 44106

Exhibition Interpreters for Special Exhibition [Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA]

We are seeking highly motivated and outgoing part-time Exhibition Interpreters to provide a wide range of experiences for the museum’s upcoming temporary exhibition, PlayTime, on view from February 10 – May 6, 2018. PlayTime is the first major thematic exhibition celebrating the role of play in contemporary art and culture. Forty works by twenty leading contemporary artists—including large-scale installations, sculpture, photographs, video, and tactile interactives—examine how play catalyzes creative expression, enchants the ordinary, and helps us understand ourselves in new ways.

Under the direction of the Interpretation Planner, the successful candidates will work closely with several departments including Guest Services, Education, Registration, Collection Management, Exhibition Planning, and Security. Candidates will play a key role in facilitating welcoming audience experiences by speaking with groups about the art in the exhibition, operating select works during demonstrations, assisting visitors in participating and interacting with objects, and performing preventative maintenance and general upkeep of the space.  This position will be required to attend one half-day orientation and one full-day training session in January, as well as ongoing training as needed. Dates to be determined.

The Exhibition Interpreter must be comfortable conversing with the general public and must have excellent problem solving skills, attention to detail, and the ability to remain calm in high-pressure situations. A strong candidate will have a friendly, personable manner, an interest in contemporary art, and a passion for working with people.

Prior experience in education, customer service, or art handling preferred. Standing for extended periods and ability to lift 50 lbs required. 21-28 hours per week, Tuesday through Sunday. Weekend availability required. Additional hours for special programming may also apply.

TO APPLY: Qualified candidates should email their resume and cover letter to or mail to Employee Experience, Peabody Essex Museum, East India Square, Salem, MA 01970-3783. PEM is committed to diversity among its employees and encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply.

Gallery and Program Director [Port Angeles Fine Arts Center, Port Angeles, WA]

The Port Angeles Fine Arts Center is currently seeking an innovative Gallery and Program Director to curate gallery shows and a five-acre art park, providing high quality art experiences and exhibits for travelling visitors and local community members alike. The Center is less than a mile from the Olympic National Park Visitor’s Center and approximately 18 miles away from Hurricane Ridge. The grounds are perched atop a wooded hill overlooking the City of Port Angeles, the Port of Port Angeles, and the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Vancouver Island, BC can be seen across the Strait, and Victoria, BC is just a ferry ride away.

The Center operates one indoor gallery with several exhibits annually. The surrounding art park in Webster’s Woods houses hundreds of outdoor sculptures in a wooded setting accessible to the public via a series of self-guided trails. The works of art installed can blend in with the forested surroundings, surprising viewers upon discovery, and sometimes provide stark contrasts to the natural setting. As they are exposed to the elements, the works are also in a constant state of change.

The Gallery and Program Director’s primary tasks will be generating engaging exhibitions and curating both the gallery and the art park. This person will reach out to the local community and connect with regional, national, and/or international artists and jurors. The PAFAC is run by a small staff, which includes an Executive Director, an Administrative Coordinator, and volunteers and docents. The Gallery and Program Director oversees the exhibits and curation and will report directly to the Executive Director. The Executive Director works with the Board of Trustees and Board of Directors, the City, and other community organizations on a variety of administrative and organizational aspects of the Center’s operations, including business development, budgeting and human resources. Both Directors collaborate on event programming, marketing, and cultivating educational opportunities through both the exhibits and the art park. Consider this unparalleled curatorial opportunity at the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center, on the Olympic Peninsula, where the mountains meet the sea.


Application Materials

  • Resume (including exhibition history)
  • Marketing portfolio
  • Two writing samples 

Go to for more information.

Email all application materials to

Cataloging Assistant [Warren Anatomical Museum, Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, MA]

Institution: Warren Anatomical Museum, Center for the History of Medicine, Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Address: 10 Shattuck Street, Boston, MA 02115

Duration: Six months with optional renewal, starting December 1, 2017

Reports To: Curator, Warren Anatomical Museum

Hours: 17 hours per week

Wage: $15 per hour

Description: The Warren Anatomical Museum in the Center for the History of Medicine is seeking a cataloging assistant to support the program’s curatorial and collections management activities. Under the supervision of the museum curator, the cataloging assistant will be responsible for researching and inventorying newly acquired collections prior to accessioning, cataloging newly acquired instrumentation, device, and medical artifact collections in the Museum’s TMS database, and creating object records in the Center for the History of Medicine’s Omeka web publishing platform, OnView. The assistant will also provide cataloging support as needed for legacy collections. Additionally, the assistant may be asked to provide TMS data entry support for the museum’s current wet tissue cataloguing project.

Qualifications: Applicant must have a bachelor’s degree, and must have achieved or be pursuing a master’s degree in museum studies/museology or a related field. Demonstrated attention to detail and the ability to work independently is essential. The applicant should be Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access proficient. Previous museum experience and library and archival research skills preferred.

To apply: send a letter of interest and resume to the Center for the History of Medicine at with the subject: Warren Anatomical Museum Cataloging Assistant

Public Programs and Education Curator [Museum of Art and Design, Miami Dade College, Miami, FL]

The Museum of Art and Design at Miami Dade College is looking for a Museum Public Programs and Education Curator

Hours: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday 1–6 pm; Saturday, 1 – 8 pm

Mission: The Museum of Art and Design at Miami Dade College provides open, critical and collaborative frameworks for artistic experimentation and interdisciplinary risk-taking that explores the intersections of art, design and other art forms with cultural action. MOAD advances Miami Dade College’s core values, contributing to the intellectual life of the college, engaging students and audiences from the community and the world beyond.

Job Summary: As part of the curatorial team of MOAD, the Museum Public Programs and Education Curator, leads, implements and manages a wide range of interdisciplinary curatorial, public and educational programs that amplify the connections between contemporary art, design and other fields. The position facilitates working collaborations with artists, designers, professionals, scholars, students, members of the broader community; conceptualizes and manages lectures, art classes, art labs, workshops, performance programs and occasionally curates special exhibitions.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Works closely with Executive Director/Chief Curator to formulate a strategic vision for MOAD’s public and educational programs. Develops, implements and manages innovative and compelling public and educational programs. Develops and manages lectures, symposia, artist talks, performances and other programs including adult and children’s classes. Leads and sustains a wide range of strategic partnerships including universities, outside Miami organizations, communities, groups and institutions local and beyond. Acts as a liaison for all Public Programs, Education and Research related partnerships.

Assists with budget planning, adhering to program budget and maintaining accurate financial records. Supervises the hiring and management of personnel, docents and freelance education consultants for programs, including early education, upper level students, special needs and adult education. Researches and identifies funding opportunities for the public and educational program and participates in fundraising efforts including the preparation of funding applications. Develops and implements evaluation tools to analyze the outcomes of educational and public programs, formulate reports, evaluates program effectiveness and make recommendations. Oversees Museum tours, education interns and docent program. Coordinates registrations for all classes, camps and special programs. Curates special exhibitions as needed. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge and understanding of College organization, goals and objectives, and policies and procedures. Knowledge of all arts-related formats including but not limited to dance, performance, music, architecture, design and urban studies. Ability to work with experts, curators, scholars from all fields in creating programs for the exhibitions. Excellent attention to detail; strong diplomatic and mediation skills. Excellent organization and communication (both oral and written) skills. Strong organizational skills and the ability to prioritize multiple projects and meet deadlines. Ability to work a flexible schedule that may include evening and weekend assignments. Proficiency in Microsoft office software and specific computer programs related to area of responsibility. Knowledge and experience using websites, social media and other marketing outreach tools. Ability to have a global perspective and apply innovative approaches to interdisciplinary programming in a museum setting. Excellent program development and evaluation skills in Museum education. Demonstrated ability to teach a course, effectively present information and respond to art and education related questions from staff as well as the general public. Ability to define problems using independent judgment and critical thinking, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions. Ability to display initiative, provide creative solutions, and utilize diplomatic skills with minimal supervision. Possess strong interpersonal skills and ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in a diverse community. Ability to work well in a multi-ethnic and multi-cultural environment with students, faculty and staff.

Minimum Requirements: Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution in Art, Art History, Art Education, Museum Studies or related field and two (2) years of experience in museum setting, management or equivalent or; Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution in Art, Art History, Art Education, Museum Studies or related field and six (6) years of experience in museum, management or equivalent experience

The College does not sponsor visas.

Application deadline: open until filled

Applicant process: Interested candidates are invited to apply here:

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