Museum Educator [Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, New York, NY]

Museum Educator

As an educational and cultural nonprofit institution, the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum promotes the awareness and understanding of history, science and service through its collections, exhibitions and programming in order to honor our heroes, educate the public and inspire our youth. Located in New York City on the Hudson River, the Intrepid Museum was founded in 1982 with the acquisition of the legendary aircraft carrier Intrepid, a National Historic Landmark. Welcoming one million visitors annually, the Museumalso features the space shuttle Enterprise, the world’s fastest jets and a guided missile submarine.

We are seeking a creative, organized, energetic and well-spoken individual who, as a full time Museum Educator, will deliver education programming centering on the Museum’s mission to promote the awareness of history, science and service to pre K-12 students, adults and families, especially those who have cognitive, physical, sensory, and emotional-behavioral disabilities. An understanding of NYC DOE, New York State, Common Core Learning Standards, and Next Generation Science Standards is required. This position will report to the Manager of Access Programs in the Education Department.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • The delivery and evaluation of interdisciplinary programs for K-12 students, adults, and families, including individuals with cognitive, physical, sensory, and emotional-behavioral disabilities.
  • Assisting with department-wide weekday, weekend, and evening educational programs, including workshops, classes, seminars, demonstrations and public programs.
  • Represent the Museum and its work in the field of education at professional conferences and public fairs as appropriate.
  • Collaborating closely with colleagues within the Education Department as well as professional staff in curatorial, development, and museum services departments.
  • Other duties as required by management.

Special Projects Specific to this Position:

  • Extensive communication with classroom teachers and group leaders prior to the group’s scheduled visit.
  • Coordinate requests for accommodations, oversee registration for specialized access programs, and respond to inquiries from the general public regarding accessibility.
  • Collaborate with Education Coordinator to ensure clarity of scheduling and staffing of Access programs.
  • Lead outreach efforts to schools, community organizations and individual families to cultivate new relationships and maintain existing partnerships.
  • Oversee data input and record keeping for programs and educational materials.

Qualified candidates will have a BA or BS in Education, History, Science or related field. Preferred candidates will have an MA in Education, Museum Education, Special Education or related field. Candidates must have a minimum 1-2 years of experience developing and delivering programs in museums or other educational venues and a minimum 1-2 years of experience with program coordination and/or community outreach in a cultural setting (can be concurrent). The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic team member with strong written and verbal communication skills who is able to work collaboratively across departments and with outside contacts. Ideal candidates must have demonstrated skills in prioritizing, organizing projects, and multi-tasking, a demonstrated ability to employ systems that enhance maximum efficiency for the benefit of staff and the public and a mature, flexible and professional demeanor both in presentation and actions. Ability to work evenings and weekends required as is proof of prior DOE fingerprinting or willingness to be fingerprinted.

We offer a competitive salary for this position and the opportunity to be a part of a very rewarding time in the Museum’s history.

For consideration, e-mail cover letter and resume to: resume@intrepidmuseum.org.

Be sure to include the title of the position you are interested in.  NO PHONE CALLS.

Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is an equal opportunity employer.

Project Manager [Architectural Heritage Foundation, Inc, Boston, MA]

Job Description – Project Manager

Old City Hall Courtyard Improvement Project

Position Overview

The Project Manager will be responsible for the Old City Hall Courtyard Improvement Project. Primary duties include managing the project task list, budget and schedule. The Project Manager will accomplish these duties by both direct performance and by delegating tasks where appropriate, ensuring that they are completed in satisfactory fashion and on time. Additionally, the Project Manager will be the primary point of contact and supervisor for consultants, report on the project’s progress to AHF staff and president, and interface with project stakeholders and the general public and as the company’s representative responsible for social media engagement.

The position is half-time, salaried, and is anticipated to run for a period of 6-9 months with the potential for extension.  The Project Manager will work in the AHF office in Old City Hall. The position may require periodic attendance at and participation in public meetings and functions in the evenings.

 

Position Duties

  • Creation and maintenance of the project task list, budget and schedule, developed in conjunction with the project team. Execution, delegation and oversight of project tasks. Ensuring that tasks are completed in full and on time. Maintaining project budget and schedule, with input from project team and consultants.
  • Running of regular project meetings.
    • Preparation of meeting agenda.
    • Managing meeting activity.
    • Preparation of meeting notes.
  • Maintenance of project files, both paper and digital.
  • Management of Massachusetts Cultural Council Facilities Fund Grant and required reporting associated with Grant.
  • Act as primary point of contact for the project team, consultants, stakeholders and the general public.
  • Management of permitting and approvals process with City of Boston departments, Massachusetts Historical Commission and other public entities.
  • Maintenance of the Project Write Up. The Write Up is a constantly evolving document that summarizes the key elements of the project and describes its current status. It is an internal document used for supervision.
  • Preparation of project summary documents for distribution to the Board of Directors.
  • Management of ongoing social media campaign and public information dissemination through already established website and social media platforms, and other public and social media engagement

Qualifications

Minimum Bachelor’s Degree.  Background and/or interest in project management is desired.

Strong written and verbal communication skills are essential.

Candidate should demonstrate ability to break a large project into component tasks and to cope with long-term deadlines. Candidate should be able to manage a wide range of responsibilities and adapt easily to a changing list of tasks, including meeting unforeseen short-term goals. Candidate should also be able to respond to unexpected delays or set backs with ease.

AHF is a Macintosh-based office. Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite is a plus.

Contact Information

Please forward resume and qualifications to

Sean McDonnell

President

Architectural Heritage Foundation

Old City Hall

45 School Street

Boston, MA 02108

617-523-7210

smcdonnell@ahfboston.com

For more information

www.ahfboston.com

www.oldcityhall.com

 

 

 

 

Illinois State Historian [Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, Springfield, IL]

Description

Subject to the approval of the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency (IHPA) Director, serves as the Illinois State Historian and the Division Manager for the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum (ALPLM) Research & Collections Division; plans develops, organizes, controls, and manages Research & Collections programs; develops and implements program policies and procedures; develops and implements research and collections strategies and monitors progress toward the accomplishment of the goals and objectives of the ALPLM Research & Collections Division; confers with IHPA Director in developing program budget preparation and controls appropriation of expenditures for the Division: supervises subordinate managers in the administration and operation of the Research & Collections Programs; oversees the services dedicated to the scholarly research of Illinois history; oversees ALPLM’s publication(s) of historical research; oversees the Papers of Abraham Lincoln, and the Henry Horner Lincoln Collections; supervises professional historical researchers; represents the Agency on several boards and organizations dedicated to the research of Illinois history and Abraham Lincoln; informs the IHPA Director of historic research issues that affect the Agency. Seeks out partnerships and possible funding opportunities through various public and private granting opportunities.

Requirements

Required knowledge, skill and mental development equivalent to completion of four years of college, supplemented by a PhD degree in history. Requires four years’ experience in historical research, writing and editing, or in teaching American history on the collegiate level, or five years in historical or research library in an administrative capacity. Requires thorough knowledge of public and business administration, principles and practices; of Agency programs and service objectives, activities and operational systems; of staff utilization and employee motivation; of labor and employment development; of collections management techniques, systems and procedures related to historical documents and printed materials; of the care and preservation of rare and valuable documents, papers, artifacts and other collection object and materials; of best practices of the collection and preservation of items of antiquity. Requires the ability to develop and manage a major Agency program; to analyze administrative programs and adopt an effective course of action; to develop, install and evaluate new and revised methods, procedures and performance and industry standards; to estimate and budget for future needs; to develop and maintain cooperative working relationships; to review, referee and critically evaluate historical publications, articles and reviews; to prepare complex reports and summaries of Research & Collections activities; to apply scientific, valid and reliable research methods; to exercise sound judgment in authorizing the purchase of valuable historical manuscripts, documents and antiques; to institute new methods and techniques for the interpretation of history to the general public. Requires two years’ experience in grant administration, including seeking grant opportunities and writing, reviewing, securing and administering private and public funded grants. Requires valid Illinois drivers’ license.

Job Information
  • Springfield, Illinois, 62701, United States
  • 28685823
  • May 24, 2016
  • Illinois State Historian
  • Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum
  • Directors/Administrators
  • No
  • Full-Time
  • Indefinite
  • Ph.D.
  • 3-5 Years
  • 10-25%

Director [Museum and Art Center, Roswell, New Mexico]

Description

ROSWELL, NM IS SEEKING A

DIRECTOR OF MUSEUM AND ART CENTER

(A highly competitive salary and benefit package will be offered, depending upon the experience and qualifications of the successful candidate)

Due to a serious family medical issue, the successful candidate had to decline the employment offer. Thus, this recruitment is again active. See below the requested application date of June 20.

Twice named an All-American City by the National Civic League and located in southeastern New Mexico, Roswell is a charming community with a population of just under 50,000, and a center for irrigated farming, dairying, ranching, manufacturing distribution, and petroleum production.  At an elevation of 3,649 feet, Roswell has a remarkably stable climate and a landscape that is colorful as its history that is perfect for all types of outdoor activities.

Placing it in the top-tier of the nation’s museums, the Roswell Museum and Art Center (RMAC) is one of only 1,021 museums out of 35,000 nationwide to be accredited by the American Alliance of Museums for its excellence in operations and programs.

The Museum houses 8,000 objects that are significant examples of historic, modern, and contemporary art, including works by noted New Mexico modernists, and the regionalists Peter Hurd and Henriette Wyeth. Notable within the fine arts collection are extraordinary works by modernists Georgia O’Keeffe, Marsden Hartley, Stuart Davis, Victor Higgins, and Andrew Dasburg. The museum holdings also include two rare and comprehensive history collections,  The Robert H. Goddard Collection of Liquid Propellant Rocketry and The Rogers and Mary Ellen Aston Collection of the American West.

The Director is responsible for the planning, development, and management of the Museum’s collection and the management of a staff of 18, 8 studio instructors and an annual budget of $1 million. RMAC is fortunate to have superior support from volunteers and financial support from the City of Roswell and the RMAC Foundation.

Requirements

The successful candidate will hold a Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in fine arts, art history, or related subject area and five years of administrative experience or a Bachelor’s degree in similar disciplines with ten years of administrative experience. Considerable appreciation, knowledge, and experience in the history, art, and artifacts of the American Southwest are desirable.

Qualified candidates should submit their cover letter and resume online by visiting the website at https:///waters-company.recritmenthome.com. The position is open until filled; however, interested applicants are encouraged to apply no later than June 20, 2016.

For more information please contact Chuck Anderson at canderson@waters-company.com or 817 965 3911.

Roswell, NM is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity at all levels of its organization.

Job Information
  • Roswell, New Mexico, 88201, United States
  • 28686642
  • May 24, 2016
  • Director of Museum and Art Center
  • Museum and Art Center – Roswell, New Mexico
  • Directors/Administrators
  • No
  • Full-Time
  • Indefinite
  • Master’s Degree
  • Over 10 Years

Assistant Director [Louis Armstrong House Museum, New York, NY]

Description

Work locations: (1) Historic site and offices, Corona, Queens; (2) Offices at Rosenthal Library, Queens College, Flushing, Queens.

Background: The great musician Louis Armstrong and his wife Lucille (a Cotton Club dancer) purchased a modest frame house in Corona, Queens, New York City in 1943 and lived there for the rest of their lives. Today their home, perfectly preserved, is a National Historic Landmark and a New York City landmark open to the public six days per week and visited by people from all over the world.  The Museum also holds the world’s largest research archives for any jazz musician.  The Museum produces a regular series of concerts, exhibitions and other public programs.

Summary:       The Assistant Director is a senior administrator of the Museum.  The Assistant Director administers the daily operations of the historic site and supports the Executive Director as needed.

Reports to:   Executive Director, Louis Armstrong House Museum.

Supervises:      Museum Assistants (FTEs), docents, interns, and volunteers

Duties: (1) Interview, hire, train, and supervise Museum Assistants, docents, interns, and volunteers; (2) Supervise daily operations of the Louis Armstrong House Museum Welcome Center; (3) Review daily cash reports, credit card processing statements, and other financial reports.  Make bank deposits; (4) Assist with public programs; (5) Serve as a community liaison; (6) Substitute for the Executive Director at meetings and special events; (7) In the absence of the Executive Director, make administrative decisions for the Louis Armstrong House Museum; and (8) Other duties as assigned.

Schedule: 35 hours per week to be scheduled Monday-Sunday, 9 AM – 6 PM.  Occasional evening and weekend events.

Requirements

Qualifications: (1) Bachelor’s degree in arts administration, music, museum studies, library science, Africana studies, or other job related discipline; (2) Two years administrative experience in a museum, cultural organization, university, or other job related organization; (3) Ability to compose correspondence, reports, memos, spreadsheets, and other such documents without significant errors; and (4) Satisfactory qualities of personality and character and ability to work with others for the good of the institution.

Highly Desired: (1) Knowledge of jazz history, especially the life and career of Louis Armstrong; (2) Graduate degree; (3) Proficiency in using MS-Office (Word/Access/Excel/Outlook); (4) New York State driver’s license; and (5) Potential for significant achievement and growth.

To apply:  Send as PDF files (1) cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, and (3) names, telephone numbers and emails of three references to: employment@louisarmstronghouse.org

The position is opened until filled.

GrantsPlus, the Research Foundation of the City University of New York, and Queens College/CUNY are equal opportunity/affirmative action/IRCA/Americans with Disabilities Act employers.

Job Information
  • New York, New York, 11368, United States
  • 28686353
  • May 24, 2016
  • Assistant Director
  • Louis Armstrong House Museum
  • Assistant/Deputy/Associate Director
  • No
  • Full-Time
  • Indefinite
  • BA/BS/Undergraduate
  • 2-3 Years
  • 0-10%
  • $72,800.00 – $72,800.00 (Yearly Salary)