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Call for Papers

Editors of the upcoming book For Love or Money:  The State of Museum Salaries, are offering the students in the Museum Studies program an opportunity to submit proposals for essays to be included in the book to be published by MuseumsEtc in the fall of 2019.

The museum profession suffers from systemic under-compensation and pay inequality. This book will examine both the causes of this situation and its resulting effect on staff, institutions, and the profession.  It will also propose strategies for remedying the problem.  It will identify internal and external factors that suppress wages, consider the impact of the present practices and paradigms on the field as a whole, articulate the benefits that fair and equitable compensation would achieve, and develop solutions to address wage inequity with the goal of strengthening our institutions, allowing committed museum staff to advance in careers that are financially and personally rewarding.

Further information and topics covered can be found here.

The closing date for the proposals is 17 December 2018.

Weekly Jobs Roundup!

Hope these jobs are a treat! Here’s the roundup for the week of October 28th.

Northeast

Director of Interpretation [Historic Deerfield / Deerfield, MA]

Constituent Information Manager [Historic New England / Haverhill, MA]

Member & Visitor Services Representative [Museum of Fine Arts / Boston, MA]

Data Integration Specialist [Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum / Boston, MA]

Executive Director [Cape Cod Museum of Art / Denis, MA]

Mid-Atlantic

Manager of Learning and Engagement [National Children’s Museum / Washington DC]

Assistant Manager of School Programs [New-York Historical Society / New York City]

Assistant Director of Education [National Museum of the American Indian / Washington DC]

Southeast

Research Historian [History Associates Incorporated / Rockville, MD]

Museum Education & Training Specialist [Ringling Museum of Art / Sarasota, FL]

Executive Director [Edith Bolling Wilson Birthplace Museum / Wytheville, VA]

Conservator of Sculpture & Decorative Art [Ringling Museum of Art / Sarasota, FL]

Midwest

Associate Curator of Exhibitions [Sheldon Museum of Art / Lincoln, NE]

Executive Director [Ford Piquette Avenue Plant Museum / Detroit, MI]

Associate Director of Learning [Museum of Contemporary Art / Chicago, IL]

Collections Associate [Obama Foundation / Chicago, IL]

Project Curator [The Henry Ford / Dearborn, MI]

West

Assistant Curator [El Paso Museum of Art / El Paso Texas]

Interpretation and Accessibility Manager [Phoenix Museum of Art / Phoenix, AZ]

Education & Public Engagement Manager [Agua Caliente Cultural Museum / Palm Springs, CA]

Director of Visitor Engagement [SFMOMA / San Francisco, CA]

Associate Curator, South Asian & Islamic Art [San Diego Museum of Art / San Diego, CA]

Paid Internship Opportunity – Geospatial Assistant, Boston Public Library

Intern – Geospatial Assistant, part time

Norman B. Leventhal Map & Education Center at the Boston Public Library Boston, MA

Position Description:

The Intern – Geospatial Assistant will work with the GIS Map Librarian to create digital resources aimed at facilitating visitors’ discovery of and access to the Leventhal Map & Education Center’s historical map collection. This position will spend on average approximately 1015 hours a week georeferencing and working on digital humanities tools, and approximately 5 hours a week working as a gallery attendant.

This is a part-time position. Compensation: $11/hour during 2018; $12 beginning January 1, 2019. Shift hours will be assigned among the group of Interns with some flexibility to try to accommodate student class schedules. This position is subject to a CORI check.

Intern – Geospatial Assistant Responsibilities:

  • Contribute geographic metadata to a collection of urban atlases spanning from 1861-1965
  • Develop and implement electronic tools that facilitate visitors’ discovery of and access to the Leventhal Center’s historical map collection
  • Develop and implement learning materials such as workshops, tutorials, and library guides in collaboration with Leventhal Center’s Education team
  • Develop programming to increase visibility of library resources
  • Spend approximately five hours per week on-desk, greeting patrons, attending to the gallery, and adhering to the Gallery Attendant Responsibilities
  • Perform general administrative and library tasks

Intern – Gallery Attendant Responsibilities:

  • Arrive ten minutes prior to gallery open time to set up station, unlock doors, check to make sure brochures are filled, and ensure gallery is presentable
  • Greet visitors and make them feel welcome
  • Serve as a point person for researchers, providing reference and directing rare materials requests to appropriate library staff
  • Field questions about map exhibitions and the Center’s collection
  • Lead approximately one gallery tour per month
  • Generate social media content with the goal of promoting the Center
  • Collect and report data on visitor impressions and questions for curators to review
  • Perform general administrative and library tasks
  • Adhere to Intern Expectations and the policies of the Leventhal Map & Education Center and the Boston Public Library.

Required Qualifications:

  • Interest in museums/ and or libraries and geospatial technologies
  • Ability to perform routine tasks on a Windows PC and Microsoft Office
  • Ability to complete detailed work with a high degree of consistency and accuracy
  • Able to respectfully and effectively work with diverse visitors and staff
  • Ability to solve problems independently as well as collaboratively
  • Interest in learning to use unfamiliar tools, software, and hardware
  • Availability of one (1) weekend gallery shift, either Saturday 10 – 5 or Sunday 1 – 5

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience studying GIS (in any discipline), history, public history, library science, or museum studies
  • Interest in UI & UX design, data visualization, or digital humanities
  • Intermediate or Advanced knowledge of desktop GIS and/or web GIS technology
  • Experience with web development, including HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Leaflet, or D3.js
  • Experience with any of the following: Adobe Creative Cloud, Microsoft Access, Carto, StoryMaps, QGIS, or Github
  • Proficiency in language(s) other than English

To Apply:

Please attach a PDF document including a resume and cover letter to blipton@bpl.org. The applicant’s cover letter should speak to how their particular set of interests and skills will contribute to the goals and responsibilities described in this listing, and to the Leventhal Map Center mission at large.

About the Map Center:

The Norman B. Leventhal Map & Education Center at the Boston Public Library develops programs  which inspire curiosity and learning among people of all ages by using cartographic materials to illuminate history, geography, world cultures, science, and contemporary issues.

  • We are an independent nonprofit organization in a long-term strategic partnership with the Boston Public Library to advance a shared mission of education and engagement, and to steward the Library’s cartographic collection in concert with its policies.
  • We make resources freely accessible and engaging to the public through our exhibitions, publications, lectures, workshops, classes, family programs, and website.
  • We teach students of all levels, develop and disseminate K-12 lesson plans, and train teachers to use maps effectively and creatively in the classroom.
  • We build, preserve, and digitize the cartographic collections of the Boston Public Library, Norman B. Leventhal, and the Map & Education Center, which date from the 15th century to the present.
  • We supplement the collections with digital material of historical and educational importance from partner institutions and private collections.
  • We promote the use of the collections for academic and public research.

Weekly Job Roundup!

Good luck finding your dream job! Here’s the roundup for the week of October 21.

Northeast

Genealogist [New England Historic Genealogical Society / Boston, MA]

Community Engagement Program Liaison [Boston Children’s Museum / Boston, MA]

Curatorial Administrator & Assistant [Wadsworth Atheneum / Hartford, CT]

Manager of Special Collections [Mary Baker Eddy Library / Boston, MA]

Museum Educator, Exhibit, & Interpretive Planner [CT Landmarks / Hartford, CT]

Mid-Atlantic

Assistant Director of Visitor & Guest Services [National Museum of African American History & Culture / Washington, DC]

Project Curatorial Assistant [Carnegie Museum of Art / Pittsburgh, PA]

Research & Production Assistant [Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY]

Curator of Judaica [The Jewish Museum / New York, NY]

Executive Director [Monmouth County Historical Society / Freehold, NJ]

Southeast

Curator of Public Programs [Alabama Department of Archives & History / Montgomery, AL]

History Research Fellow [NC African American Heritage Commission / Greenville, NC]

Director of Education & Public Programs [National Museum of African American Music / Nashville, TN]

Curator of Exhibitions [International Museum of the Horse / Lexington, KY]

Exhibitions & Collections Assistant [The Society of the Four Arts / Palm Beach, FL]

Midwest

Executive Director [Clinton County Historical Society / Wilmington, OH]

Education Manager [Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum, Indianapolis, IN]

Manager of Community Engagement [Haggerty Museum of Art / Milwaukee, WI]

Executive Director [Armstrong Air & Space Museum / Wapakoneta, OH]

Curator & Exhibits Manager [Door County Maritime Museum / Sturgeon Bay, WI]

West

Chief Curator [African American Museum & Library / Oakland, CA]

Contemporary Art Department Head [Asian Art Museum / San Francisco, CA]

Director of Curatorial Affairs [Museum of Pop Culture / Seattle, WA]

Senior Curator [Museum of Flight / Seattle, WA]

Site Manager [Texas Historical Commission / Rockport, TX]

Weekly Jobs Roundup!

Hello readers! Here’s the Weekly Jobs Roundup for the week of October 14th.

Northeast

Exhibit Designer [Museum of Science, Boston, MA]

Development Assistant [Concord Museum/Concord, MA]

Assistant Registrar [Williams College/Williamstown, MA]

Coordinator of Studio Arts and Family Programs [New Britain Museum of American Art/New Britain,  CT]

Director of Development [Greater Portland Landmarks/Portland, ME]

Mid-Atlantic

Assistant Curator of Exhibitions and Programs [Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY]

Museum General Manager [Jekyll Island Authority/Jekyll Island, GA]

Senior Director of Collections Management [Virginia Museum of Arts/Richmond, VA]

Assistant Manager of Guest Experience [Mt. Cuba Center/Hockessin, DE]

Exhibition Designer [High Museum of Art/Atlanta, GA]

Southeast

Associate Curator of Education for Public Programs [Norton Museum of Art/West Palm Beach, FL]

Development Associate [Boca Raton Museum of Art/Boca Raton, FL]

Associate Director of Development [Boca Raton Museum of Art/Boca Raton, FL]

Midwest

Education Manager [Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum/Indianapolis, IN]

Site Manager [Texas Historical Commission/Rockport, TX]

Museum Manager [Mansfield Historical Society/Mansfield, TX]

Curator and Exhibits Manager [Door County Maritime Museum/Sturgeon Bay, WI]

Educator of Visual Literacy and Learning [University Museums/Ames, IA]

West

Director of Education and Community Engagement [Pittock Mansion Society/Portland, OR]

Curatorial Practices Specialist [Anchorage Museum Association/Anchorage, Alaska]

Curatorial Assistant [Hammer Museum/Los Angeles, CA]

Exhibitions Manager [UC Riverside Arts/Riverside, CA]

Exhibitions Manager [Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco/San Francisco, CA]

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