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AASLH Spring Workshops

Posted by Amanda Gustin on January 20, 2012 in Uncategorized |

AASLH does workshops all over the country, and we’re lucky enough to have a terrific one right in our backyard this spring, and the other a short train ride away. (They also have a great emerging professional scholarship program that you could use to attend one of these workshops. The catch is that the deadline […]

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Graduate Student Presentations at AAM

Posted by Amanda Gustin on January 6, 2012 in conferences, Uncategorized |

Straight from AAM: Museum Grad Students, Here’s a great opportunity to share your knowledge and build your presentation skills at the 2012 AAM annual meeting! The 2012 Graduate “Flash” Showcase will be held at the AAM Annual Meeting 2012 in Minneapolis St. Paul on Wednesday, May 2, from 12:15-1:45 p.m. This showcase is a series […]

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Here and There: More Than One Way to Decorate a Tree

Posted by Sarah Margerum on December 5, 2011 in Uncategorized |

Here: First, show some support for our own Sarah Duff and visit the exhibit she planned at the Andover Historical Society, Common Indecency. Tinsel and ornaments will seem so commonplace when you realize you could be decorating with corsets and vintage toilet paper. There: Next, head over to the Concord Museum and see Family Trees: […]

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Invisible Factors for Financial Sustainability

Posted by Amanda Gustin on September 12, 2011 in Uncategorized |

Quick post to say that I LOVE this post from GuideStar’s Trust blog about the unnoticed factors in building a nonprofit organization’s longterm financial sustainability. In short: make your organization good from the inside out, and you’ll be on solid footing to address challenges as they come. Top Revenue Builders for Nonprofits

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Fall Semester Approaching Fast

Posted by Amanda Gustin on August 10, 2011 in Uncategorized |

Heads up everyone: a month from yesterday is the first day of classes for the Fall 2012 semester at Tufts University. Those students I’ve been hearing from haven’t been resting on their laurels this summer – the Tufts Museum Studies program has been venturing hither and yon, coast to coast, north to south in pursuit […]

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Best Exhibitions in America This Summer?

Posted by Amanda Gustin on July 14, 2011 in Uncategorized |

The Attic, our sibling blog over at the University of Leicester’s Museum Studies program, wants to know if anyone has suggestions for exhibitions and museums to see in the US this summer. Go, let them know about all the great stuff that we’re doing this side of the pond!

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NEA & NEH Funding

Posted by Amanda Gustin on July 12, 2011 in Uncategorized |

The AASLH, on top of things as always, has made it very easy to write in to your congressperson about the recent slash in funding for both the NEA and NEH: AASLH is a proud member of the National Humanities Alliance, and we are asking you to please write your Members of Congress and ask […]

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Museum Advocacy

Posted by Amanda Gustin on July 8, 2011 in Uncategorized |

This seems sadly apropos for a week in which funding for the NEA and NEH has been cut again. AAM is doing two free museum advocacy webinars next week. Two FREE Upcoming Advocacy Programs – July 12 and July 13 AAM will offer two FREE programs next week, and we invite you to participate: August […]

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Censorship and Museums

Posted by Amanda Gustin on December 28, 2010 in Uncategorized |

We’ve linked to several news items in the past few weeks covering the removal of artwork at the National Gallery of Art and the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art. Both museums have removed artwork from their galleries, either after public protest or the anticipation of public protest. Both are receiving praise and condemnation for […]

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Welcome Museum Students

Posted by Amanda Gustin on September 24, 2010 in Uncategorized |

Welcome to the new Tufts University Museum Studies blog. The purpose of this space is to foster professional conversations about all aspects of museum work.  We seek to provide a place for Tufts museum students to connect with each other and other museum professionals around the world. This blog will be a clearinghouse for all […]

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Want to write for this blog?

Posted by Amanda Gustin on January 1, 2010 in Uncategorized |

We always welcome new voices from the Tufts Museum Studies community – students, instructors, alumni, and even some guest postings! Here’s a list of some possible ideas for posts, but we’re pretty flexible overall. If you have an idea that isn’t listed here, go ahead and pitch it! Send posts, or ideas for posts, to […]

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Collection Maintenance Technician [Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum]

Posted by Tegan Kehoe on June 7, 1974 in Uncategorized |

Posted June 4, 2014 Position Description TITLE:  Collection Maintenance Technician DEPARTMENT: Poorvu Family Conservation Center REPORTS TO:  Objects Conservator TYPE:  Part-time (Tuesdays 9-5); hourly/non-exempt   Position Summary The Collection Maintenance Technician works with a team to carry out dusting of objects in the Museum’s collection for eight hours on Tuesdays.  The Technician will be instructed […]

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Museum Trainee [Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery]

Posted by Tegan Kehoe on June 7, 1974 in Uncategorized |

Applications due Friday June 27 2014 This 7 month placement will provide a positive opportunity to obtain and develop museum skills and experience across the broad spectrum of museum work. As a RAMM museum trainee, your  programme will involve induction, shadowing and projects involving managing and interpreting the collections for a range of audiences. This traineeship is […]

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Manager of Tours and Visitor Learning Programs [California Automobile Museum]

Posted by Tegan Kehoe on June 7, 1974 in Uncategorized |

Due: June 12, 2014   The California Automobile Museum in Sacramento, CA seeks an individual to develop and implement programs for student, adult, and family audiences.  Specific program areas include, but are not limited to, student tours, activities, and outreach; school-based, after-school, weekend and summer programming; pre-service and in-service teacher workshops; off-site educational presentations; youth […]

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Education Coordinators [Please Touch Museum]

Posted by Tegan Kehoe on June 7, 1974 in Uncategorized |

March 21, 2014 Please Touch Museum®, the Children’s Museum of Philadelphia®, a non- profit organization, seek Education Coordinators to design and execute multi-faceted educational programs and activities for young children, their families, and groups. The Education Coordinator responsibilities are: design and implement comprehensive educational play experiences for museum audiences; provide a regular weekly presence on […]

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Archivist [WITNESS Inc]

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on April 6, 1974 in job announcements, Uncategorized |

Drawing on experience or training with digital video archiving, provide day-to-day oversight of the Media Archive, encompassing a full range of collection management duties, including appraisal, processing, cataloging, research, and implementation of systems, workflows, and metadata schemas, as well as participate in relevant programmatic projects and outreach, which may include training, materials creation, or providing […]

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Museum Education Specialist [Department of the Navy]

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on March 21, 1974 in job announcements, Uncategorized |

The Navy and Marine Corps team offers innovative, exciting and meaningful work linking military and civilian talents to achieve our mission and safeguard our freedoms. Department of the Navy provides competitive salaries, comprehensive benefits, and extensive professional development and training. From pipefitters to accountants, scientists to engineers, doctors to nurses-the careers and opportunities to make […]

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Head of Visitor Experience [Cooper Hewitt Design Museum]

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on February 21, 1974 in job announcements, Uncategorized |

Organization Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution Website http://www.cooperhewitt.org Location New York, NY Country United States Sector Museums/Hist. Societies Position Level Manager/Supervisor Education Requirement 4-Year Degree Position Type Full Time Temporary Salary $54,000 Application Deadline 03/04/2014 Description Cooper-Hewitt seeks a Head of Visitor Experience who will be responsible for all aspects of the museum’s services! […]

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Director, Visitor Engagement [Please Touch Museum]

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on January 18, 1974 in Uncategorized |

Please Touch Museum®, the Children’s Museum of Philadelphia®, a non- profit organization accredited by the American Association of Museums, seeks a Director, Visitor Engagement to provide excellent customer service for Please Touch Museum visitors through  in-depth knowledge of the Museum’s exhibits and programs, overseeing and training team members of the Visitor Services department, and creating […]

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Grants Management Specialist [IMLS]

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on November 17, 1973 in job announcements, Uncategorized |

$74,872.00 to $115,742.00 / Per Year OPEN PERIOD: Wednesday, November 06, 2013 to Wednesday, November 20, 2013 SERIES & GRADE: GS-1109-12/13 POSITION INFORMATION: Full Time – Permanent PROMOTION POTENTIAL: 13 DUTY LOCATIONS: 1 vacancy in the following location: District of Columbia, DC View Map WHO MAY APPLY: United States Citizens JOB SUMMARY: The mission of IMLS […]

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Museum Educator, Camp and Overnight [EcoTarium]

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on November 17, 1973 in job announcements, Uncategorized |

Organization: EcoTarium 222 Harrington Way Worcester, MA 01604 www.ecotarium.org     Region: Central Massachusetts     Category: Education/Instruction     Type: Full-Time     Description: The EcoTarium, A Museum of Science & Nature, seeks an innovative and creative Educator to develop, deliver and facilitate interpretive programs for the general public and groups, both on-site and off-site. […]

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Manager of Exhibits [Witte Museum]

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on November 13, 1973 in Uncategorized |

The Manager of Exhibits works directly for the Vice President of Exhibitions and is responsible for the creation of exhibit projects from development through installation. The Manager of Exhibits ensures exhibit and design projects are coordinated and managed effectively and is responsible for the administration and supervision of the exhibits team including a permanent and […]

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Curatorial Assistant III [Harvard College Observatory]

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on November 13, 1973 in Uncategorized |

Reporting to the Curator of Harvard’s Plate Stacks collection, the Curatorial Assistant III will help maintain and edit catalog and image metadata that identifies the full collection of Harvard’s 500,000 astronomical glass plate negatives.   Photograph plate and jacket enclosure to preserve historically and scientifically relevant information. Clean plates using a semi-automated plate cleaning machine […]

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Inventory Manager [Denver Museum of Miniatures, Dolls, and Toys]

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on October 18, 1973 in Uncategorized |

The Denver Museum of Miniatures, Dolls and Toys is excited to announce that we have a job opening for an Inventory Manager.  This position is a temporary, full time independent contractor position for a grant funded project slated to last for 16 months. Learn more

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Associate Coordinator for Digital Learning [The Metropolitan Museum of Art]

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on September 29, 1973 in Uncategorized |

The Digital Media department seeks an Associate Coordinator for Digital Learning to manage aspects of the content development, presentation and implementation of public-facing digital technologies and educational multimedia to support the Museum’s collection, exhibitions and related activities, with particular focus on interactive media projects for children, as well as the evolution of digital learning resources […]

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Education Coordinator [Maine Historical Society]

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on June 7, 1973 in job announcements, Uncategorized |

May 2013 The Maine Historical Society (MHS) seeks an innovative and energetic Education Coordinator to lead the development and implementation of our statewide education program. The Education Coordinator is responsible for on-site school and family programs; developing tours of the Wadsworth-Longfellow House and Portland’s historic Old Port, including managing and training museum guides and volunteer docents; […]

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Program Associate [National Jazz Museum]

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on May 31, 1973 in job announcements, Uncategorized |

Position Summary The Program Associate for the National Jazz Museum in Harlem aids the Artistic Director in realizing the Museum’s programmatic vision. Other responsibilities include supporting other Museum personnel with day-to-day operations regarding collections, exhibits, and research at the National Jazz Museum in Harlem. The position’s responsibilities include organizing and caring for the Museum’s collections […]

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Project Manager [National Museum of the American Indian]

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on May 17, 1973 in job announcements, Uncategorized |

Leads a multi-disciplinary team of museum personnel assigned to the project from across the museum, from inception through completion. Collaborates with representatives from the following functional areas:  collections, curatorial, conservation, registration, exhibition design, exhibition fabrication, media, information technology, fundraising, special events, publications, and administration and finance. Manages the most complex projects in the museum, i.e. […]

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Manager of Public Program Operations [Museum of the City of New York]

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on March 22, 1973 in job announcements, Uncategorized |

The Museum of the City of New York seeks an experienced professional to manage the operations of its ambitious program of public programs for adults, including lectures, symposia, book talks, concerts, film screenings, walking tours, and gallery talks.  The Manager of Public Program Operations will collaborate with programming staff and exercise primary responsibility for all […]

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Archivist [The 20th Century Fox]

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on February 8, 1973 in Uncategorized |

Archivist( Job Number: FFE0001487) Description The 20th Century Fox Archives is charged with the creation and preservation of the Studio’s corporate collection, as well as administering services for the Studio’s Domestic and International Theatrical and Home Entertainment Departments. In addition to on-Lot services such as Executive Loans and displays, the Archives also works with external […]

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Education Officer/Communications Assistant [The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art]

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on January 18, 1973 in job announcements, Uncategorized |

*This is a one-year assignment with health and welfare benefits.   Purpose   The Education Officer/Communications Assistant will divide his/her time between two departments with equal responsibility for educational and communications Native American outreach responsibilities. This one-year assignment will have responsibility for a number of diverse tasks within the education and marketing/communications department during the […]

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Program Assistant for Volunteer Programs & Internships Office [New England Aquarium]

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on January 10, 1973 in job announcements, Uncategorized |

TITLE: Program Assistant for Volunteer Programs & Internships Office DEPT: Volunteer Programs & Internships REPORTS TO: Manager, Volunteer Programs & Internships AVAILABLE: Immediately HOURS: Part Time Regular, 20-25 hours per week; Sundays required; Otherwise, hours negotiable. JOB SUMMARY: The Program Assistant provides general administrative assistance and program support to the Volunteer Programs and Internships Office. […]

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Marketing Communications Manager [University of Michigan Museum of Art]

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on January 10, 1973 in job announcements, Uncategorized |

See this posting on AAM’s job board.

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Collections Specialist/Registrar [The August Wilson Center for African American Culture]

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on December 28, 1972 in job announcements, Uncategorized |

See this posting on AAM’s job board.

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Associate Registrar for Collections [The New York Historical Society]

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on December 7, 1972 in job announcements, Uncategorized |

Job Title:  Associate Registrar for Collections Department: Collections Job Reports To: Collections Manager Job Summary The Associate Registrar for Collections, whose immediate supervisor is the Collections Manager, is charged with the responsibilities of record-keeping, safeguarding, and tracking the multiple uses of the New-York Historical Society’s (NYHS) vast collections in their role as a learning resource.  In addition […]

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Event Coordinator [The Enfield Shaker Museum]

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on October 14, 1972 in Uncategorized |

Event Coordinator The Event Coordinator’s primary role is to promote and coordinate rentals of the Museum’s facilities, including overnight rooms, for meetings, programs, reunions, weddings and other functions. Assisting with major Museum fundraising events is also required. Previous event coordination experience, high energy, ability to multitask and the willingness to be part of a larger […]

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Research Assistant [The Metropolitan Museum of Art]

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on September 28, 1972 in Uncategorized |

Research Assistant The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York NY) The primary function of The Research Assistant (RA) is to be part of a team that provides essential support to The Costume Institute’s Capital Project and Assessment initiatives in an effort to prepare for the Collection’s return to renovated onsite and offsite facilities.  RA assists in […]

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Executive Director [The Owls Head Transportation Museum]

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on September 22, 1972 in job announcements, Uncategorized |

Job ID: 10937382 Position Title: Executive Director Company Name: Owls Head Transportation Museum Job Function: Directors/Administrators Entry Level: No Location(s): Owls Head, Maine, 04854, United States Posted: September 11, 2012 Job Type: Full-Time Job Duration: Indefinite Min Education: BA/BS/Undergraduate Min Experience: 5-7 Years Required Travel: 0-10%   The Owls Head Transportation Museum seeks an inspiring, […]

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Registrar [The Cedar Rapids Museum of Art]

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on September 22, 1972 in job announcements, Uncategorized |

The Cedar Rapids Museum of Art seeks an outstanding and experienced Registrar to provide vision and leadership in collection and database management. The CRMA occupies a 63,000-square-foot facility, two-thirds of which is an exhibition and collection storage wing designed by Charles Moore in 1989. The CRMA’s collection numbers more than 7,000 objects, primarily 20th-century American […]

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Director of Preservation Services [Northeast Document Conservation Center]

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on September 22, 1972 in job announcements, Uncategorized |

Position Summary The Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC) is seeking an experienced preservation professional to lead and manage its nationally-recognized education programs and consulting services. The Director of Preservation Services designs ground-breaking projects and programs; manages a staff of in-house educators and consultants; lectures on a variety of preservation topics; is active in professional associations; […]

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Adult Programs Assistant [Walters Art Museum]

Posted by Amanda Gustin on October 30, 1971 in Uncategorized |

Adult Programs Assistant, Walters Art Museum The Walters Art Museum has an immediate opening for an energetic individual to provide administrative support in the Adults Programs department by performing tasks related to the organization, development, administration and promotion of educational programs.  Responsibilities include developing, coordinating and implementing programming for Lunch and Learn; coordinating event-based activities […]

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Curator of Interpretation and Visitor Services [Hagley Museum and Library]

Posted by Amanda Gustin on February 18, 1971 in Uncategorized |

Curator of Interpretation & Visitor Services The Hagley Museum and Library, in Wilmington, Delaware, is a member of the Independent Research Libraries Association, and houses one of the foremost collections of manuscripts, photographs, books, and pamphlets documenting the history of American business and technology. Hagley seeks a creative, dynamic, highly organized individual to lead the […]

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