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Manager of Gallery Learning [Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, MD]

The Walters Art Museum is looking for an enthusiastic, creative, and knowledgeable Manager of Gallery Learning.  We seek a leader with fresh strategies for developing docent training programs and in-gallery experiences for the public.

Reporting to the Director of Education and Public Programs, the individual will play a central role in the team-based work of the Education Department and in the larger Art and Program Division to sustain and refresh the in-gallery learning of our visitors. This includes working with a committed and dynamic group of 70+ volunteer docents who facilitate dialogue with visitors in the galleries. She/he will work collaboratively with colleagues across multiple museum departments and divisions.


Docent Recruitment, Training and Management:

•       Researches innovative ways to recruit docents that will attract a diverse group of volunteers to facilitate learning in the galleries

•       Works collaboratively with staff to evaluate current program and develop a 21st century approach to docent training. Incorporates best practices for interactive and engaging gallery teaching and training.

•       Researches, teaches, and evaluates training sessions for museum’s  70+ docents

•       Provides support and mentorship to docents including the Docent Leadership

Cross-Departmental Programming and Collaboration:

•       Collaborates with the School, Family, and Adult Programs teams to help shape effective and consistent gallery experiences for specific audiences.

•       Collaborates with the Visitor Services and Security teams to ensure quality experiences for all visitors

•       Strategically develops the work of the docents to align with and support the efforts of the other departments

•       Leads tours as needed to special interest groups, VIPs, school, and adult groups.

Supervises Coordinator:

•       Provides effective  management and mentorship for Education Coordinator

•       In collaboration with the Education Coordinator, oversees the college docent and studio intern program.


•       Works with a team to develop and maintain a unified and goal-oriented approach to museum-wide interpretation for gallery installations and exhibitions.

•       Develops and implements evaluation tools to measure, interpret, and analyze gallery learning programs and materials

Performs other duties as assigned.


•       Masters degree or equivalent experience plus three years of related experience

•       Demonstrated experience coordinating tours/visitor services program and/or managing and training docents

•       Comprehensive knowledge of art history and educational pedagogy; best practices in museum interpretation preferred; knowledge of Visual Thinking Strategies and Common Core Standards a plus.

•       Demonstrated supervisory experience

•       Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Word, and Excel

•       Excellent customer service, written and verbal communication skills

•       Strong organizational and time management skills; must be detail oriented and able to manage program budgets

•       High degree of initiative, intuition, and innovation. Diplomacy and tact in dealing with a diverse group of people. Requires flexibility and ability to work in a fast paced environment

•       Must be receptive to change and innovation. Ability to promote teamwork and collaboration a must

•       Some evening and weekend work required.

The Walters offers an attractive benefits package. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.     For consideration, send your resume, cover letter and salary requirement to  Application end date is Friday, September 23, 2016.

An Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Employer.  A smoke and drug free workplace.

Manager of School and Family Programs [National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, Oklahoma City, OK]

Reports To: Director of Education & Special Projects

Department: Education

Division Lead: Chief Public Experience Officer


The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, seeks to fill a Manager position to engage both families and students/teachers from area schools. The Manager of School and Family Programs is a position that entails specific knowledge of museum education theory, teaching and learning strategies, curriculum development, and community partnerships. This position will play a key role in visitor engagement by managing programs for inter-generational audiences, school students, and pre K-12 educators. This position spends extensive time in public areas with staff, volunteers, and visitors, with evening and weekend work required. The successful candidate will be highly organized, possess excellent interpersonal skills, and has experience working with professionals and programs aimed at 21st century learners.


Essential duties include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Work with the Museum’s Director of Education & Special Projects to create, manage, and evaluate the Museum’s programming to engage and increase youth and family audiences.
  • Initiate, evaluate, and manage school programs and partnerships (pre K-12 students and teachers) by making the collections and facilities relevant and educational for a broad spectrum of students and teachers on-site, online, and in pre K-12 classrooms.
  • Develop professional development for pre K-12 teachers; launch regularly scheduled Teacher Workshops and Teacher Institutes.
  • Develop, promote, coordinate, and manage school break week activities, birthday parties, and Museum summer camps.
  • Create and manage monthly family activities on Saturdays.
  • Incorporate knowledge of best teaching practices; project-based work; developmental, cognitive, and social skills; learning theories; educational evaluation; and 21st-century learning skills into program offerings with and for teachers and students.
  • Develop formal and informal evaluation tools for ongoing assessment of learning outcomes.
  • Share guidance and support to prepare Museum docents and contract educators to teach student programs in the galleries.
  • Think strategically about revamping, phasing, and implementing school and family programs aligned with the Museum’s Interpretative Master Plan.
  • With other staff, manage administrative functions related to these programs: budget development, grant writing when necessary, reporting and tracking; program statistics; stakeholder database.
  • Represent the Museum externally with professional organizations and partners in the community; participate in professional development to remain informed regarding new research and practice, to develop new skills and enhance existing skills. National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, Oklahoma City, OK


  • Master’s degree in Education, Art History, Humanities, History, Social Sciences, or related field
  • At least two years of experience as a museum educator or education administrator in a visual arts and/or history museum
  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Outgoing personality with strong interpersonal skills, tact, diplomacy, and ability to lead and direct volunteers
  • Work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community
  • Teacher certification and/or bilingual (English/Spanish) skills are a plus


Please submit a cover letter with pay requirements, resume, writing portfolio and three references to Manager of Human Resources, at No phone calls, please.

Hiring decisions are contingent on results of a background check.


The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization accredited by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM). Home to one of the nation’s foremost collections dedicated to historic and contemporary Western and American Indian art and material culture, the Museum has served the public since its opening in 1965. The Museum Campus is situated on over 30 acres atop the Persimmon Hill District in rapidly growing and affordable Oklahoma City, the state’s capital and largest city. It includes the main 228,000 square foot building housing multiple galleries and interpretive areas, the Donald C. & Elizabeth M. Dickinson Research Library and Archive, and the Sam Noble Special Event Center, in addition to outdoor sculpture gardens, event grounds, and ample parking. This iconic cultural and educational institution has seen over 12 million visitors from across the nation and globe over its first half-century of operation and remains one of Oklahoma’s and the region’s primary tourist destinations. Entering its next half-century, the Museum now embarks upon an ambitious multi-year plan to establish itself as the preeminent cultural and educational institution dedicated to the American West and its place within the broader national identity and culture. The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum is located only six miles northeast of downtown Oklahoma City in the Adventure District at the junction of Interstates 44 and 35, the state’s exciting Adventure Road corridor. The Museum offers annual memberships beginning at just $40. For more information, visit


The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum preserves and interprets the evolving history and cultures of the American West for the education & enrichment of its diverse audiences of both adults and children.

Director of Administration [Baltimore Museum of Industry, Baltimore, MD]

The Baltimore Museum of Industry seeks a Director of Administration to manage the overall daily operations of the museum, including financial management, staff supervision and human resources, communication with the Board of Trustees, campus and facilities planning, and maintenance of the museum’s historic sites. The Director of Administration supervises Finance and Facilities staff, coordinates functions among museum departments, and fosters inter-departmental communications. In the Executive Director’s absence, the Director of Administration is responsible for overall management of the museum.

The Baltimore Museum of Industry recently completed a three-year strategic plan that foresees significant growth in programs and services, and is launching a campus master planning process. The ideal candidate will be able to envision, plan for, and manage change, and to adapt quickly in a fast-paced environment.



  • Oversee and lead annual budgeting and planning process in conjunction with the Executive Director; administer and review all financial plans and budgets; monitor progress and keep senior leadership and Board abreast of the organization’s financial status
  • Ensure that policies and systems that support financial control and effectiveness are in place and fully functioning
  • Provide overall coordination of annual audit and manage communication with audit firm

Human Resources and Staff Supervision

  • Coordinate activities and functions among museum departments and foster inter-departmental communication
  • Oversee the museum’s human resources requirements including hiring, orientation, evaluation, and identification and management of professional development opportunities
  • Administer benefits programs; manage and update personnel policies; supervise biweekly payroll
  • Establish and coordinate volunteer management program


  • Manage daily office operations; negotiate contracts; manage vendor relationships; order office supplies; act as primary liaison with the museum’s tenants
  • Provide overall supervision of museum shop and plan for its growth
  • Coordinate IT functions and serve as liaison with IT consultant

Board of Trustees

  • Provide administrative liaison to the Board of Trustees; coordinate Trustee orientation; maintain all board records; schedule and coordinate Board meetings; disseminate meeting materials to Board; maintain minutes of Board meetings


  • Coordinate implementation of the museum’s strategic plan
  • Manage campus master planning process


  • Plan for long-term maintenance and schedule as necessary
  • Ensure smooth functioning of all building systems by managing vendors and contracts
  • Ensure buildings and grounds are clean and well maintained

Government Relations

  • Manage publicly funded bond-projects including application, implementation, and construction
  • Develop and nurture relationships with local and state elected officials on behalf of the museum


  • BA required, graduate degree in non-profit management or related field preferred
  • At least 10 years of overall professional experience, including 5+ years of broad financial and operations management experience, preferably in the non-profit field
  • Human resources experience including familiarity with management of benefits plans
  • Experience managing sites or facilities, preferably with knowledge of historic preservation standards
  • Demonstrated record of increasing on-the-job responsibilities in a management position, including staff supervision
  • A successful track record in setting priorities; attention to detail; keen analytic, organizational, and problem solving skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication and relationship-building skills with an ability to negotiate and work comfortably with a variety of internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment, and to adapt to change

Salary commensurate with experience

To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and names of three references by October 20 to Carole Baker, Deputy Director:

The Baltimore Museum of Industry provides equal opportunity to all applicants for employment. No applicant shall be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or any other legally protected classification.

Prior to final hiring, all candidates will have to undergo a criminal background check in accordance with Maryland law.

Fabricator Woodworker [Exhibits Central, Santa Fe, NM]

State of New Mexico, Museum Resources Division seeks an experienced shop carpenter (Fabricator Woodworker DCA #4580); minimum 2-years’ experience.  Tasks include standard carcass fabrication, unique finish carpentry, creative problem solving, and installation of NM State museum exhibitions.

Must be fluent with blueprints, safety conscious, have high standards of quality and precision.  Must be comfortable working in a team setting with a variety of individuals.  Salary range:  $26,228 to $45, 656 (Pay Band 55), plus generous benefits.

Qualified applicants ONLY can apply at this link:

Cut off for the application is 11:59 of the Sept 19th.

For further information contact: Mr. Levine @ 505-476-5108.

Museum Interpreter [Coggeshall Farm Museum, Bristol, RI]

Coggeshall Farm Museum is looking for part-time staff to interpret and work on the late 18th century farm, garden, and animal husbandry for visitors at our non-profit living history museum and working farm in Bristol, RI. As part of a small and dedicated staff, this position requires a self-motivated, dependable, and outgoing individual. Responsibilities: conduct school tours, regular daily tours, workshops, and special events programming; demonstrate 18th century skills, farm chores, and associated knowledge; provide the visitors with informative, accurate, and engaging information; assist with care for the health, safety, and cleanliness of all animals; assist with basic maintenance of all structures and farm fields; assist with set up, organization, and demonstration for special events
Qualifications: Knowledge of farm animal husbandry or ability to learn; minimum 2 years experience with agricultural presentations, preferably at a historic site is preferred; experience with school tours, outreach programs and special events is preferred; physically able to lift 40lbs, and be on your feet for 2 hours at a time; valid driver’s license with a clear driving record; ability to perform physical labor related to farm work, including the ability to use or learn to use 18th century farm equipment in varying weather conditions; ability to work a flexible schedule, weekends required. TO APPLY: Please submit resume and cover letter to Casey Duckett Interim Executive

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