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Registrar/Collections Manager [Florence Griswold Museum, Old Lyme, CT]

The Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme, Connecticut, seeks a highly motivated Registrar to manage its collections of American paintings, works on paper, decorative arts, and archival materials. The Museum is located in coastal Connecticut on a historic site that was once the setting for the Lyme Art Colony. A regional museum of American art, FGM is a dynamic cultural destination combining art, history, and landscape with strong educational dimensions. Reporting to the Curator, the Registrar will help manage the Museum’s collections and help coordinate its exhibition program. Responsibilities include supervising storage, executing loans and insurance, maintaining the collections database, digital images, and all collection records, and assisting with the planning, production, and installation of exhibitions. Qualifications include a B.A. in art history, American studies, or related field, Master’s degree preferred; 2-3 years of museum experience; knowledge of best practices for museum registration; proficiency with collections management software; hands-on attention to detail; strong organizational skills, including the ability to supervise interns and volunteers and interact with the public; ability to assist physically with installations and to lift 35 pounds. Competitive salary and benefits. Please email applications to No calls.

For more information and to apply, click here.

Education Program Officer [Japan Society, NY, NY]


The Education Program Officer plans and coordinates all aspects of the on-site and off-site student and family programs including the High School Summer Workshop and the annual family holiday programs. The Education Program Officer is responsible for the effective planning and implementation of program components including program content, logistics, collaboration with other institutions, and promotion of the events. The position requires meticulous organizational, program development, communication and networking skills in order to ensure the successful implementation of the programs. The Education Program Officer will work closely with the Director to produce and prepare budgets, project proposals, and other duties related to educational programing. Other responsibilities include producing timely content on the education and family programs for the department’s social media outlets.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

• Conceptualize and plan six (6) Family Festivities event and the two-week High School Summer Workshop taking place throughout the year. Responsibilities include securing guest presenters, performers, and related vendors, ordering books and materials, outreach and promotion of events to recruit student and family participants as well as school groups, and registration of participants for workshops and events.

• Collaborate with other Japan Society departments on translation of descriptions of Education Department projects and activities for publication in the Society’s Annual Report, and the preparation of reports for the Development Department concerning funding for Education Department programs.

• Promote Education Department events by securing promotional photography and video clips for use in Japan Society publications, website, and social media. Promote events on social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, and Japan Society’s website.

• Prepare financial reports on departmental budget, expense reconciliations, and program analysis. Work with Education Director and Finance Department on preparation of financial reports.

• Collaborate with other Japan Society departments on translation of descriptions of Education Department projects and activities for publication in the Society’s Annual Report, and the preparation of reports for the Development Department concerning funding for Education Department programs.

• Assist the Director and Senior Program Officer in the management of other education and family programs such as the Junior Fellows Leadership Program.


• B.A/B.S. in Japan-related studies, education, international education, arts education, and/or equivalent professional experience. Master’s degree a plus.

• 5+ years’ experience in education, international education, arts education, community education programs, and /or K-12 teaching. 2-4 years’ experience teaching in a Japanese school or American public/private/charter school and teacher certification preferred. Experienced at applying pedagogical principles to various learning scenarios;

• Knowledge of Japanese history and culture. Experience teaching Japan-US relations a plus. Life/work experience in Japan is essential.

• Professional-level speaking, reading and writing communication in Japanese and English.

• Experience in networking with businesses, non-profit organizations, government, and schools in Japan and the United States desirable.

• Knowledge of New York City public and private educational institutions.

• Experience working in a high-paced environment with demonstrated ability to multitask.

• Must be self-motivated, creative, observant, and able to work independently as well as collaboratively as a team member;

• Strong administrative skills, well-organized, detail-oriented and possess advanced computer proficiency in MS Office required;

• Past experience leading volunteer efforts a plus.

• Flexible schedule with availability to work after-hours and weekends as needed.

• Must be able to lift and carry 25 lbs.

To Apply: Email your resume and cover letter to the Director of Human Resources at

Japan Society, celebrating its 110th anniversary in 2017, is an internationally-recognized, multidisciplinary hub for global leaders, artists, scholars, educators, and English and Japanese-speaking audiences seeking information on Japan, opportunities to experience Japanese art and culture, and to foster dialogue on issues important to the U.S., Japan and East Asia. Japan Society sponsors more than 100 events annually through its art gallery, performing arts program, film festival, speakers’ series, business and policy presentations, family and children’s programs, and Japanese language school. Japan Society is a nonprofit, nonpolitical organization located in a landmark building near the United Nations. For more information, visit our website

Japan Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and welcomes a diverse workforce.

Museum Director [Rokeby Museum, Ferrisburgh, VT]

Job Summary:

Rokeby’s Director oversees all operations including exhibits, public and educational programs, collections care, and all matters relating to the museum’s property and facility.  This includes all financial, personnel, and administrative dimensions of the Museum’s operation. The new director will continue the Museum’s wise stewardship of resources and expand its reach through increased visitation and an enlarged donor base. The position is currently 60%FTE.

Core Responsibilities:


  • Attend to or delegate all daily tasks including correspondence and database management.
  • Serve as primary liaison to the Board of Directors at bimonthly meetings, annual retreats, and on committees as assigned. This includes providing regular financial and administrative reports and preparing the annual budget.
  • Oversee ongoing maintenance/preservation of all historic structures.
  • Recruit, hire, train, and supervise two seasonal staff, live-in caretaker, and housekeeper.
  • Recruit and train new volunteer tour guides annually in April–May; recruit volunteers for other tasks as needed.


  • Develop, research, write, design (in collaboration with graphic designer), and install seasonal exhibit annually.
  • Develop and coordinate seasonal calendar of public programs — about 10 annually.
  • Schedule and facilitate education programs for schools.
  • Manage museum collections. Respond to image and loan requests as needed.


  • Coordinate all fundraising efforts, including annual fund mailing, grant writing and reporting, fundraising events, and the processing donations.
  • Attend to financial aspects of the museum, including management of everyday expenses, tax documents, and records.


  • Expand Group Tours outreach to bring more large tour groups to the museum each year.
  • Work with Marketing Committee to draft annual marketing plan. Promote the museum through press outreach, annual calendars, social media, and newsletters.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in history, museum studies, or related field. Master’s Degree and three (3) years of museum work experience, including administration, preferred.
  • Training and/or experience in non-profit business management, marketing, and educational presentations.
  • Enthusiasm for the position and commitment to the Museum’s mission.

Desirable Qualifications

  • Excellence in writing promotional materials and grant applications.
  • Creative curatorial and programming skills.
  • Effective interpersonal skills in engagement with the staff, Board, volunteers, and the public.

For more information and to apply, visit 

Samuel H. Kress Art Museum Fellowship [Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa, OK]

Philbrook Museum of Art in Tulsa, Oklahoma is seeking applicants for a one year 2017-18 Samuel H. Kress Art Museum Fellowship. The purpose of the Kress Interpretive Fellowship at Art Museums program is to provide a new kind of mentored professional development opportunity within American art museums. The program is intended to encourage students to explore interpretive careers in art museums, whether as future museum educators or curators; to strengthen the profession of museum educator within the art museum community; to strengthen ties between museum educators and curators in the shared task of interpretive programming in art museums; and to expand the range of promising career options available to students of art history and related fields.

The fellow will work directly with an interdepartmental team of educators and curators in the development, administration, and evaluation of interpretive materials for an upcoming special exhibition, Museum Confidential (October 2017-May 2018), as well as a portion of the 2018 reinstallation of the Philbrook permanent collection. The Fellow will be engaged in hands-on interpretive practices and will be coached and mentored to identify, apply, and adapt the best practices in the field. The Fellow will also have the opportunity to be part of Philbrook’s development of an institutional interpretive plan, a process begun in 2016 and scheduled for completion in 2018, and to experience first-hand how an institutional interpretive plan can inform the practical application of interpretive strategies in an exhibition and permanent collection installations.

Set within a twenty-five acre site three miles from downtown Tulsa, Philbrook’s main campus is a unique combination of historic house, modern museum complex, and beautifully landscaped property. In 2013, the Museum expanded with the opening of Philbrook Downtown—a 30,000-square-foot satellite facility located in the heart of the vibrant Brady Arts District. Distinguished by nationally recognized collections, facilities, and gardens, Philbrook is the premier cultural institution in the city of Tulsa and a statewide leader in the cultural life of Oklahoma.

For more information on this position and the application process please visit:

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

The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is 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, teachers and families. The Museum Educator is responsible for co-developing, coordinating, and implementing interdisciplinary programs for PreK-12 students, teachers and members of the public. A demonstrated understanding of NYC Department of Education, New York State, Common Core Learning Standards, and Next Generation Science Standards is required.

Museum Educator responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • The development, delivery and evaluation of interdisciplinary programs for PreK-12 students, teachers and members of the public.
  • 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 as appropriate
  • Collaborating closely with colleagues within the Education Department as well as professional staff in curatorial, development, and museum services departments
  • Participates in relevant professional activities to maintain an awareness of current practices and issues in social studies, science and museum education fields
  • Other Education Department and Museum-wide responsibilities as needed

Special Projects Specific to this Position:

  • Develop and implement in-person onsite, and offsite programming for students and teachers
  • Plan and execute teacher professional development workshops and seminars that support NGSS, NY State and NYCDOE learning standards as related to social studies, history and STEM topics based on the Museum exhibits, content and current trends in public education; collaborate on development of digital resources for teachers
  • Ordering and maintaining the inventory of supplies needed for the programs

Technical Job Specifications/Competency Requirements

  • Undergraduate or Master’s Degree museum studies, history, education, related fields or equivalent; comfort with teaching interdisciplinary history and science content
  • Minimum of four years’ experience developing and delivering programs in museums or other educational venues.
  • Ability to teach inquiry- and object-based lessons that are interactive and developmentally appropriate for a diverse range of students, including PreK-12 students and students with different learning needs and varying museum experiences
  • Demonstrated experience integrating museum-based learning into school curricula.
  • Experience working with teachers and school administration to develop and facilitate collaborative programming
  • Willingness to problem-solve and work flexibly in planning, scheduling, and implementing programs
  • 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.
  • Must have demonstrated skills in prioritizing, organizing projects, and multi-tasking.
  • Must exhibit a mature, flexible and professional demeanor both in presentation and actions.
  • Ability to work weekends, holidays, and evenings is necessary.

Bilingual proficiency a plus, Spanish preferred

For consideration e-mail resume and cover letter with salary requirements to:

Be sure to include the title of the position you are interested in and your salary requirements.
Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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