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Weekly Jobs Round-Up

Here are the postings for the week of May 12. It’s quite the list this week – happy hunting!

Northeast

Curator of Exhibitions and Collections / Greenwich Historical Society [Cos Cob, CT]
CEO / First Amendment Museum [Augusta, ME]
Director, Cantor Art Gallery / College of the Holy Cross [Worcester, MA]
Executive Vice President / Billings Farm & Museum [Woodstock, VT]
Manager of Audio Visual Services / Peabody Essex Museum [Salem, MA]
Visitor Services Specialist / Museum of Science [Boston, MA]
Visitor Educator, Part-Time / New England Aquarium [Boston, MA]
Art Educator for Looking to Learn Program / MassArt Art Museum [Boston, MA]
Events Associate / Boston Athenaeum [Boston, MA]
Associate Curator, Public Art and Permanent Collection / MIT List Visual Arts Center [Cambridge, MA]
Lead, Visitor Experience / New England Aquarium [Boston, MA]
Development Associate / The House of the Seven Gables [Salem, MA]
Professional Development Manager / Museum of Science [Boston, MA]
Events Manager / Old South Meeting House [Boston, MA]
Senior Foundation Relations Officer / Museum of Science [Boston, MA]
Park Ranger / Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy [Boston, MA]
Help Desk Analyst / The Institute of Contemporary Art [Boston, MA]
Guest Services and Retail Assistant Manager / deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum [Lincoln, MA]
Constituent Manager, Development / Historic New England [Boston, MA]
Administrative Assistant / Attleboro Arts Museum [Attleboro, MA]
Federal Grants Accountant / New England Aquarium [Boston, MA]
Executive Communications Manager / The Trustees of Reservations [Boston, MA]
Full-Time Preparator / Springfield Museums [Springfield, MA]
Director of Marketing and Communications / USS Constitution Museum [Boston, MA]
Membership Communications Officer / Museum of Science [Boston, MA]

Mid-Atlantic

Curator of Education Outreach, Museum Dept / National Society Daughters of the American Revolution [Washington, D.C.]
Associate Curator of North American Archaeology / National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution [Suitland, MD]
Manager of Major Gifts / Albright-Knox Art Gallery [Buffalo, NY]
National Outreach Manager / Smithsonian Affiliations [Washington, D.C]
Dept-European Paintings-Research Assistant / The Metropolitan Museum of Art [New York, NY]
Development Assistant, Individual Giving / Brooklyn Museum [Brooklyn, NY]
Executive Assistant to the Director / Brooklyn Museum [Brooklyn, NY]
Associate Director, Art Museum Development / Princeton University Art Museum [Princeton, NJ]
The Park Family Assistant or Associate Curator of Prints and Drawings / Philadelphia Museum of Art [Philadelphia, PA]
Associate Editor / Carnegie Museum of Art [Pittsburgh, PA]
Administrator / Association of Art Museum Curators & AAMC Foundation [New York, NY]

Southeast

Guest Experience Coordinator / Irving Archives and Museum, Dept. of Arts and Culture [Irving, TX]
Education and Programs Specialist / Irving Archives and Museum, Dept. of Arts and Culture [Irving, TX]
Vice President of Strategic Advancement / The Florida Holocaust Museum [St. Petersburg, FL]
Exhibition Designer / High Museum of Art Atlanta [Atlanta, GA]
Director of the Hand Art Center / Stetson University [DeLand, FL]
Curator of Photography / Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg [St. Petersburg, FL]
Collections Manager/Registrar / Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art [Nashville, TN]
CEO / Huntsville Botanical Garden (HBG) [Huntsville, AL]
Corporate Development Officer / Orlando Science Center [Orlando, FL]
Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellowship / San Antonio Museum of Art [San Antonio, TX]
Executive Director / Albany Museum of Art [Albany, GA]
Executive Director and CEO / The Contemporary Austin [Austin, TX]
Lead Preparator / Lowe Art Museum (University of Miami) [Coral Gables, FL]
Vice President, Development / National Women’s History Museum [Alexandria, VA]

Midwest

Exhibitions Preparator and Carpenter / Missouri Historical Society [St. Louis, MO]
Director of Visitor Experience / Edsel & Eleanor Ford House [Grosse Pointe Shores, MI]
Executive Director / Figge Art Museum [Davenport, IA]
Preparator / Chazen Museum of Art [Madison, WI]
Curator of Exhibits / Michigan History Center [Lansing, MI]
Marketing Content Specialist / John Michael Kohler Arts Center [Sheboygan, WI]
CRM Specialist / National World War I Museum and Memorial [Kansas City, MO]
Development Director, Membership / The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art [Kansas City, MO]
Director of Experience Fulfillment / Air Zoo Aerospace and Science Experience [Portage, MI]

West

Program Coordinator / Ketchikan Museums (City of Ketchikan) [Ketchikan, AK]
Associate Registrar / Musical Instrument Museum [Phoenix, AZ]
Curatorial Assistant, European Decorative Arts and Sculpture / Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco [San Francisco, CA]
Exhibition Manager / Museum of the Aleutians [Unalaska, AK]
Director of Marketing and Communications / Heard Museum [Phoenix, AZ]
Manager of School and Volunteer Docent Programs / UCR ARTS, University of California, Riverside [Riverside, CA]
Executive Assistant and Board Liaison / The Contemporary Jewish Museum [San Francisco, CA]
Director, Communications / Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County [Los Angeles, CA]
Museum Registrar / Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco [San Francisco, CA]
Preparator/Exhibition Coordinator / IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts [Santa Fe, NM]
Assistant Preparator / Hammer Museum [Los Angeles, CA]
Exhibitions Project Manager / Monterey Bay Aquarium [Monterey, CA]

Fitchburg Art Museum Seeks a Collection Management Intern!

Fitchburg Art Museum is seeking a Collection Management Intern for Summer 2019 (May 28 – Aug. 30) to assist the Collection Manager in overseeing the care of a collection of over 5,500 works of art including sculpture, painting, prints/drawings, and photographs. This is an excellent opportunity to become acquainted with collections management, gain valuable experience in the museum field, and learn about the operations at a major regional museum with a growing collection of contemporary art, photography, African, and American art. This position is part-time (minimum of 2 days a week) and reports to the Collection Manager, Aminadab “Charlie” Cruz Jr.

Tasks Include:

-Assistance with museum-wide inventory of works of art

-Basic cataloguing of new works of art

-Creating and maintaining files for works of art

-Assistance with Art handling, movement, and storage

-Assistance with looking up records in the database

-Assistance with setting up and taking down works of art for Collections Meetings

-Assistance in preparation and installation of exhibitions

-Taking inquiries from the public about the collection

-Other administrative tasks as needed

Who You Are:

You must be currently enrolled in a MA program (BA students and /or recent graduate are also welcome to apply), and have an interest in art and museums. You are enthusiastic and work easily with others. You are curious, eager to learn, and aren’t afraid to ask questions.

Qualifications:

 Ability to work both under direction and independently

-Well-organized

-Detail-oriented and willing to see the big picture

-Comfortable with learning and using new technology

-Comfortable working with art (and/or willing to learn how to handle valuable works of art)

-The ideal candidate is interested in museums, art and/or art history, or library science

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, CV or resume, and the names and contact information for 2 references by email to Collection Manager Aminadab “Charlie” Cruz Jr., (acruz@fitchburgartmuseum.org). The deadline for application is until this position if filled.
Apply by:
May 1st, 2019

About this organization:

The Fitchburg Art Museum is the leading cultural institution in North Central Massachusetts. FAM was founded in 1925, and its four-building complex, with over 20,000 square feet of exhibition space, features exhibitions from its art historical collections of over 5,000 objects, as well as special loan exhibitions focused on New England contemporary art. Collection strengths include American Art, photography, and African Art. Area schools, community groups, and artist organizations organize shows for FAM’s Community Gallery, and the Museum maintains active educational partnerships with public and private schools, and Fitchburg State University. FAM also participates in efforts to stimulate the local creative economy. FAM is fully accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. 

For more information about FAM, please visit www.fitchburgartmuseum.org.

Project Manager for Community Archiving Grant (2-year grant-funded position)

Project Manager for Community Archiving Grant (2-year grant-funded position)

Job Description:

 

The University Archives and Special Collections department in the Joseph P. Healey Library at the University of Massachusetts Boston received a National Leadership Grant for Libraries from the Institute of Museum and Library Services for a two-year project to develop a platform to guide libraries of all kinds through the process of planning event-based participatory archiving programs with the communities they serve. The interactive online guide will help libraries implement standards- and community-based participatory archiving programs and will be flexible enough to allow libraries to enter at their current point of need, helping them navigate the complexities of community partnerships, digitization event planning, and long-term digital preservation and access to support the vital work of documenting their communities’ cultural heritage.

 

For this project, the Healey Library at UMass Boston will collaborate with a team of experts and library- and community-based partners to design and develop the guide and accompanying resources, which will close identified gaps in local communities’ knowledge and practices related to metadata, community outreach, digital archives, digital preservation, and participatory archiving.

University Archives and Special Collections in the Healey Library at UMass Boston is hiring a Project Manager to coordinate all aspects of the development of the Participatory Archiving Roadmap, and reports to the Project Director. This is a two-year, full-time benefited position.

 

The successful candidate will lead the collaborative process of identifying knowledge and practice gaps and developing this important resource, working directly with core project team members, national community partners, and others to ensure that we adhere to grant project goals and meet project deliverables. The Project Manager will report to the Project Director and will coordinate with Healey Library departments as appropriate to ensure all aspects of the multi-faceted project are compatible and are successfully executed in a timely manner.

 

We are looking for a highly organized individual with excellent communication skills who has experience in collaborative community work. The ideal candidate will have previous experience supervising and delegating tasks to 2 or more people and in managing projects in cultural institutions and/or in academic settings. Candidates who enjoy working with other professionals engaged in community-focused library work are encouraged to apply.

 

Major responsibilities:

  • Lead and coordinate activities of core project team members through all phases of the grant project, including coordinating meetings, preparing agendas, leading workshops, and focus groups.
  • Maintain regular, informative and productive communications among core project team, advisors, community partners and university stakeholders
  • Develop survey instruments, in collaboration with identified local and national community partners, to solicit both structured and informal feedback on grant project activities.
  • Supervise a project-funded Instructional Designer who will develop key project deliverables.
  • Track grant project performance, specifically to ensure the successful, on-time completion of short- and long-term goals as identified and outlined by the Project Director and by Healey Library administration.
  • Prepare regular reports including grant-required reports on project progress

 

Skills and Experience:

  • Previous experience managing medium- to large-scale projects
  • Excellent critical thinking, problem solving, and time management skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Ability to build strong networks with external constituencies
  • Superb analytical skills, as applied to both historical content and organizational process
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively
  • Demonstrated experience with successfully employing project management techniques and tools
  • Experience assisting with the development of survey instruments
  • Proficient, working knowledge of Microsoft Office, especially Microsoft Excel
  • Strong planning and organizational skills with ability to prioritize and multi-task
  • Proven ability to work independently while exercising good judgment in seeking appropriate guidance
  • Detail oriented
  • Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree preferred.

 

Patricia L. Bruttomesso

Archival Collections Project Manager

617-287-7696| patricia.bruttomesso@umb.edu

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.

Interpretation and Public Programs Intern at deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum

DeCordova’s Learning and Engagement Department is seeking an enthusiastic, motivated graduate or college (juniors and seniors only) student for assistance in researching and developing exhibition-related programming for Fall 2018. Responsibilities will vary, but may include: researching artists and exhibition-related content, assisting in the development and installation of the Museum’s educational Process Gallery, The Lab, and other interpretative spaces, assisting in Museum Guide exhibition training, collecting and editing audio content for cell phone tours, assisting with public programs for current exhibitions and day-to-day operations. Interns will report to the Manager of Museum Guide and Public Programs and the Head of Learning Environments. Select evening and weekend availability required to assist with Public Programs.

Qualifications include: strong organizational and computer skills, excellent written and verbal communication skills, the ability to work independently, and a sense of humor. Prospective applicants should be aware that these are unpaid volunteer positions and that no public transportation serves deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum: a car is a must.  Internships are available in the summer, fall, and winter/spring semesters. This internship requires a 16 hours/week minimum commitment. This internship can be completed for course credit.

To apply, please submit a cover letter that clearly states your qualifications and interest in this specific internship along with your resume to Rachael Kelly, Manager of Museum Guide and Public Programs, at rkelly@decordova.org.

Deadline to apply: Monday, August 27

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