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Call for Guest Post Submissions…And Feedback!

Hi everyone!

First off, if you haven’t subscribed to our weekly newsletter, subscribe here! Our first newsletter went out last Sunday, so subscribe now so you don’t miss the next one!

While this time of year can be busy, we would love to feature more guest posters here on the Tufts Museum Studies Blog! Students, you can even submit papers and assignments you have written to the blog. We love to know what’s going on in your classes, and we can help edit if you need it!

Although the blog is student-centered and student-run, it is not solely for current students. Anyone can submit a blog post! Our goal is to create and support a community of museum professionals while showcasing interesting museum news and engaging in conversation. We will frequently post reviews and questions, and would love to hear your thoughts! We’re always looking for new blog authors and assistant editors, and welcome submissions of any kind. Here are a few ideas for post topics:

  • Exhibition reviews
  • Museum reviews
  • Short essays on upcoming topics
  • Short introductions to new blogs or other online sources of information
  • Event announcements
  • Internship overviews and reports
  • Other topics that interest you. We are open to suggestions!

If you have a suggestion, comment, or want to contribute to the blog, send us a message using the “Contact Us” widget at the bottom of your browser’s page. This is your space too!

Also, we’d love to hear your feedback on the new weekly newsletter. What did you like? What didn’t you like? What did you hope to see more of? Let us know by using the “Contact Us” widget at the bottom of your browser’s page. Hope to hear from you!

NEW WEEKLY EMAIL SUBSCRIPTION!

Hello museum world!! I’m very excited to announce that readers of the Tufts Museum Studies Blog are now able to subscribe to a weekly blog update that goes right to your email inbox! This weekly newsletter will be delivered to you on Sundays and will include previews of and links to any new posts that have gone live on the blog during the week. It will also link you directly to our weekly jobs postings, the events calendar, buttons to share the newsletter to various social media platforms, links directly to the Tufts Museum Studies Blog and academic webpage, as well as further reading that you may be interested in! If you are interested in subscribing (please do!!), you can click here or enter your information in the top right of the sidebar under the heading “WANT MUSEUM STUDIES IN YOUR INBOX?” You can also access the subscription link from the About the Blog page.

The new email subscription is a quick and easy way to stay updated on the blog without having to remember to check the website! If you would like to be included in this week’s newsletter (coming Sunday the 25th), subscribe here!

 

Call for Guest Post Submissions

Hi everyone! We hope you are having a wonderful summer!

While this time of year can be busy, we would love to feature more guest posters here on the Tufts Museum Studies Blog! Although the blog is student-centered and student-run, it is not solely for current students. Anyone can submit a blog post! Our goal is to create and support a community of museum professionals while showcasing interesting museum news and engaging in conversation. We will frequently post reviews and questions, and would love to hear your thoughts! We’re always looking for new blog authors and assistant editors, and welcome submissions of any kind. Here are a few ideas for post topics:

  • Exhibition reviews
  • Museum reviews
  • Short essays on upcoming topics
  • Short introductions to new blogs or other online sources of information
  • Event announcements
  • Internship overviews and reports
  • Other topics that interest you. We are open to suggestions!

If you have a suggestion, comment, or want to contribute to the blog, send us an email at the address below. This is your space too!

We are also happy to post relevant job openings that are emailed to us at: tufts.museum.blog[at]gmail.com. Hope to hear from you!

Director, Heritage Preservation [Minnesota Historical Society, St. Paul, MN]

DESCRIPTION:  The Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS) seeks applicants for a Director, Heritage Preservation to lead MNHS Heritage Preservation programs and services by administering the state’s program of identification, evaluation, registration and treatment of historic properties, as a component part of the state and federal historic preservation program, encouraging the development of state and local history programs and organizations in Minnesota and overseeing the Society’s grants-in-aid programs to increase the capacity of external partners and support the work of historic preservation and history statewide.

SUMMARY OF WORK: 

1) manage the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO), which administers Minnesota’s state historic preservation program, established under state and federal law.  This includes, but is not limited to, overseeing the federal program areas (Administration; Historic Preservation Planning; Survey and Inventory; National Register; Development, Acquisition, and Covenants; Review and Compliance; Local Government Certification; and Preservation Tax Incentives) and preparing annual applications and end-of-year reports to the National Park Service; 2) oversee the Government Programs & Compliance work unit, providing support and guidance in carrying out the SHPO’s Local Government Certification and Review and Compliance program responsibilities under federal and state law.  (The work unit is managed and supervised by the Manager of the Government Programs & Compliance; 3) oversee the Grants Office work unit, providing support and guidance in administering state and federal grants-in-aid programs to support history and historic preservation projects statewide.  (The work unit is managed and supervised by the Grants Manager.);  4) oversee the Outreach Services work unit, providing support and guidance in building capacity within local history organizations throughout the state.  (The work unit is managed and supervised by the Manager of Outreach Services.);  5) manage department fiscal activity, develop budgets, monitor expenditures, analyze project proposals, and perform cost/benefit analysis; 6) contribute to institutional management by working with the Director & CEO, Senior Directors and Finance staff to establish strategic priorities, policies, programs, budgets, and annual, biennial, and long-range plans.  Represent MNHS as a member of professional organizations and contribute to the advancement of the field of history preservation.

Requirements

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
·         Bachelor of Arts degree in history, historic preservation, urban and regional planning, law or related field with specialized courses in historic preservation, plus eight years program experience or equivalent OR an advanced degree plus six years program experience or equivalent.

·         Working knowledge of federal historic preservation programs.

·         General knowledge and experience in the field of grants administration.

·         General knowledge and experience with the administration of nonprofit organizations.

·         Flexibility and versatility in judgment, analysis, and organizational ability to develop, coordinate, and manage a wide variety of projects and procedures.

·         Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing, and to speak effectively to both large and small groups.

·         Demonstrated ability to effectively represent an agency program and to maintain positive, strong long-term working relationships with a wide variety of clientele.

·         Experience and ability in personnel management and supervision.

·         Management experience, and leadership qualities in formulating objectives, setting priorities, and planning.

·         Demonstrated ability to budget and exercise fiscal responsibility.

·         Willingness to travel and work evenings and weekends, as needed.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:

·         Advanced degree in history, historic preservation, urban and regional planning, law or related field with specialized course in historic preservation, land use development, or environmental protection.

·         Meets the Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualifications Standards in one of the following disciplines:  historical architecture, history or architectural history.

·         Five to seven years recent experience in working with federal Historic Preservation Fund programs.

·         Highly developed interpersonal skills to negotiate, mediate and collaborate with a wide variety of people with a diverse range of knowledge and skills and diverse backgrounds, education and interests.

·         Advanced problem solving abilities with experience in mediation and negotiation.

·         Extensive knowledge of the state and federal laws and regulations relating to historic preservation and the larger environmental review process within which these laws function.

·         Extensive experience in developing and administering complex programs involving grants and tax credits.

·         Knowledge of Minnesota history and/or prehistory.

Job Information
    • St. Paul, Minnesota, 55102, United States
    • 29010825
    • June 14, 2016
    • 6512593181
    • Minnesota Historical Society
    • Directors/Administrators
    • No
    • Full-Time
    • Indefinite
    • BA/BS/Undergraduate
    • 7-10 Years
    • $70,668.00 (Yearly Salary)

Hello From Your New Editor!

Hello fellow museum bloggers!

My name is Christina and I will be starting my second year as a master’s student in Museum Education at Tufts in the fall! You can find out more about me on the About the Blog page, but for now I will just say that I’m extremely excited to be the new editor of the Museum Studies Blog, and I’m hopeful that this coming year will bring many new, interesting, and thought-provoking topics to discuss with all of you. Please feel free to contact me via email at tufts.museum.blog@gmail.com with any questions, ideas for blog posts, or content that you have already written that you would like to be featured on the blog (I’m more than happy to help edit!).

I’m really looking forward to the coming year and to hearing all your wonderful thoughts and ideas, and I hope you will find my posts engaging as well!

-Christina

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