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Decorative Arts Trust Scholarship

The Decorative Arts Trust is offering a scholarship to participate in its upcoming Study Trip Abroad to Scotland, June 7-16, 2017. This opportunity is available to graduate students and young professionals whose research focuses on European decorative arts, particularly of the British Isles. The tour itinerary is found on the Trust’s website. Interested parties should submit the following materials to Matthew Thurlow, Executive Director, by March 31: a 500-word essay detailing the prospective impact of this experience on applicants’ academic and professional goals as well as their current experience relative to the range of material culture and architecture included in the tour; a letter of recommendation from a faculty adviser or employer; and a CV or resume. The scholarship will include the full cost of registration as well as a stipend toward airfare. Questions and applications should be directed tothetrust@decorativeartstrust.org or 610.627.4970.

New January Calendar!

Looking for something educational, fun, and festive to do this school vacation week or the new year? Events for January 2017 have been added to our calendar! Check them out to see what’s being offered at museums in the Greater Boston area for families, kids, and adults!

If you have events you would like to see posted on our monthly events calendar, please contact us here.

Call for Guest Post Submissions

Hi everyone!

First off, if you haven’t subscribed to our weekly newsletter, subscribe here! Our newsletter has been going strong for a few months and we’d love to have more subscribers added to the family, 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!

Major Gifts Officer [Newport Art Museum, Newport, RI]

The Major Gifts Officer is responsible for prospect and project management within the Development Department of the Newport Art Museum. Working with the Executive Director and Director of Development, this individual will identify, cultivate, steward, and solicit current and prospective individual donors, corporations and foundations capable of giving $50,000 or more to the Museum’s annual fund, special events and other strategic initiatives. He/she will be part of an overall effort to strengthen donor and corporate relationships and encourage increased levels of financial support. The successful candidate will possess progressive fundraising experience and proven ability to solicit and close gifts on the $50,000+ level; track record in building relationships across a spectrum of individual, foundation and corporate donors to achieve aggressive fundraising goals; capable of developing and executing ongoing strategy for qualifying candidates and moving them to prospect status using tools such as a donor pipeline, small cultivation events, research, and community networking. A minimum 3 years of major gifts leadership, progressive experience in successful development programs, knowledge of office systems / MS-Office and familiarity with fundraising database systems (Raisers Edge) is required. To apply, please include a cover letter, current résumé, three references and salary requirements. No phone calls please. All requests should be emailed to: jobs@newportartmuseum.org, with “Major Gifts Officer” in the subject line. This is a full-time salaried position. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. 
The Newport Art Museum is an equal opportunity employer.

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time

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!

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