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Director of Exhibitions and Programming [Portsmouth Historical Society, Portsmouth, NH]

The Director of Exhibitions and Programming for the Portsmouth Historical Society is a full-time, year round position that has oversight of the institution’s 4000 sq. ft. of museum galleries, mission-driven museum shop, and related educational programming including exhibition lecture series and Third Grade Portsmouth History Program. Portsmouth Historical Society is a fast-paced nonprofit which operates Discover Portsmouth – a multi-program museum/ welcome center – and the John Paul Jones House, a National Historic Landmark. The Director of Exhibitions and Programming facilitates/acts as liaison to the Exhibition and Programming Committee of the Board of Trustees, and manages three part-time employees including the Museum Shop Manager, the Educational Program Coordinator and the Curatorial Associate. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, exhibition budgeting, preparation, installation, related programming, coordinating guest curators as needed and assistance with publicity. Additional responsibilities include assisting with the design and production of exhibition graphics, print materials and website content, and coordinating artwork transport and other activities related to the mounting of exhibitions. Bachelors minimum, Masters preferred in history, history of art, American Studies or related discipline. Minimum three years of increasingly responsible experience in museum and/or gallery operations. Must have excellent writing skills, interpersonal skills, be well organized and highly motivated to work in a team environment. Advance knowledge of computer software including Microsoft Office Suite, Google docs, design software an advantage. Experience with Little Green Light and PastPerfect desirable. Familiarity with working in historic buildings, ability to do light carpentry, painting, lift 50 pounds and overseeing contractors and maintenance personnel for larger jobs within the gallery space is required. Applicants can submit a resume and cover letter online to or by mail to Attn: Wendy Rolfe, Portsmouth Historical Society, P. O. Box 728, Portsmouth, NH 03802. No phone calls please. EOE.


Part-Time Educator [The Springfield Museums Corporation, Springfield, MA]

PART-TIME EDUCATOR, position available immediately. The Museum Educator will work as part of the Education Department team, responsible for conducting a variety of programs in the Science, Art, History and Dr. Seuss Museums. Programs include Science School Programs, Weekend, School Vacation Weeks, and Evening Family Programs, Summer Programs. The Museum Educator will fill in for Family Science Adventures, Museums on the Go Outreach, Weekend Birthday parties, and other special events as needed. Duties include: teaching scripted Science School Programs which include physical, life and earth and space science topics to school groups in grades Pre-K to 8; maintaining supplies and materials; creating games and tours to correspond with special exhibitions; creating and preparing gallery and classroom activities for family events; tracking participation; and assisting in the assessment of each activity. He/she will represent the Springfield Museums and lead educational activities at community outreach events. Qualifications: An Associate’s degree is required (preferably in Education, Early Childhood Education, or other related field). Experience in the following is necessary: teaching in a Museum or other informal educational setting; teaching science lessons and activities; and working independently with groups of children. Candidate must be dependable, energetic, creative, and enjoy working with students, teachers and families. He/She must work collaboratively in a team environment, and be willing to handle live reptiles. Some aspects of this position may require standing for long periods of time, and lifting and/or carrying up to 30 pounds. Reliable transportation is required. Selected candidate must pass a CORI check. Send letter of interest and resume by January 13, 2017 to:


Family Science and Adventure Coordinator [The Springfield Museums Corporation, Springfield, MA]

PART-TIME FAMILY SCIENCE ADVENTURE COORDINATOR, available immediately. This is a part-time position which requires weekend and occasional evening hours. Responsibilities include: the development, planning and implementation of a variety of hands-on science gallery activities to be offered for Museum visitors on weekends, during school vacation weeks, and summer vacation. creating themed science activities to correspond with special exhibitions, school vacation weeks and other museum events: maintaining Family Science Adventures activity supplies and materials; perform other similar duties as assigned by supervisor. Qualifications include a minimum of an Associate’s degree in Education, Early Childhood Education or other related field. Experience teaching in a Museum or other informal educational setting. Experience planning science activities and creating lesson plans. Working independently with little supervision. Must be enthusiastic, dependable, and enjoy working with the general public and individuals of all ages. This position may require standing for long periods of time, and lifting and carrying up to 30 pounds Regular hours are Saturday and Sunday October through June from 10:30 a.m.- 2:30 p.m. including some holidays at 10 hours per weekend. December, February and April School Vacation Weeks and six weeks of Summer programming July through Mid-August, Monday – Friday 10:30 a.m.- 2:30 p.m., up to 22 hours per week. Send letter of interest and resume by January 13, 2017 to:


Major Gifts Officer [Newport Art Museum, Newport, RI]

The Major Gifts Officer is responsible for prospect and project management within the Development Department of the Newport Art Museum. Working with the Executive Director and Director of Development, this individual will identify, cultivate, steward, and solicit current and prospective individual donors, corporations and foundations capable of giving $50,000 or more to the Museum’s annual fund, special events and other strategic initiatives. He/she will be part of an overall effort to strengthen donor and corporate relationships and encourage increased levels of financial support. The successful candidate will possess progressive fundraising experience and proven ability to solicit and close gifts on the $50,000+ level; track record in building relationships across a spectrum of individual, foundation and corporate donors to achieve aggressive fundraising goals; capable of developing and executing ongoing strategy for qualifying candidates and moving them to prospect status using tools such as a donor pipeline, small cultivation events, research, and community networking. A minimum 3 years of major gifts leadership, progressive experience in successful development programs, knowledge of office systems / MS-Office and familiarity with fundraising database systems (Raisers Edge) is required. 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 “Major Gifts Officer” in the subject line. This is a full-time salaried position. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. 
The Newport Art Museum is an equal opportunity employer.


Education and Public Engagement Assistant [Newport Restoration Foundation, Newport, RI]

The Newport Restoration Foundation is seeking a candidate for the above position which serves on a team that represents the public facing functions of NRF and works to ensure memorable experiences that celebrate Doris Duke’s cultural and intellectual curiosity for NRF’s onsite and virtual visitors. Specific responsibilities include; manage school partnerships and programs, assist with developing and implementing educational programming and tours for three museum sites, contribute to the creation and implementation of public programming, staff public programs and events, including set up/take-down and occasional oversight of supporting guides, conducts tours and programs at all NRF sites, including walking tours of Newport’s Historic District, support the promotion of programs via social media, calendar listings, collateral distribution, contribute to the development and implementation of marketing campaigns, provide necessary back-up for Rough Point visitor service functions and administrative support. Qualifications; Bachelor’s degree required in education, liberal arts, marketing, communications, museum studies, or related field, 2-3 years’ experience working with the public in an educational or customer service capacity, preferably in a museum setting, exceptional interpersonal and communication skills; ability to organize and manage multiple details without losing sight of the larger mission. Part time. E.O.E. Send résumé, cover letter and contact information for three references to NRF, re: Education and Public Engagement Assistant, 51 Touro Street, Newport, RI 02840 or Review of applications will begin December 23rd and the position is open until filled.

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