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Weekly Jobs Round-up!

Posted by Tegan Kehoe on July 6, 2014 in jobs listings |

Here’s our weekly roundup of new jobs. As always, they go up immediately on their own page. Happy hunting!

Curatorial Assistant [The Buffalo Bill Center of the West]

William and Sarah Ross Soter (Associate) Curator of Photography [Columbus Museum of Art]

Collections Manager [The Metropolitan Museum of Art]

Director of Education and Public Programs [The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza]

Chief Preparator [Yerba Buena Center for the Art]

Visitor Services Manager [National 9/11 Memorial and Museum]

The Andrew W. Mellon Curatorial Fellow [RISD Museum]

Education Manager [Putnam Museum and Science Center]

Deputy Director Collections, Research and Exhibitions [Corning Museum of Glass]

Marketing & Events Director [Old South Meeting House]

Manager of Exhibitions and Gallery Education [New Art Center in Newton]

Manager of Science Education [Brooklyn Children's Museum]

Director of Education [Elkhorn Valley Museum]

Development Coordinator [deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum]

UMFA Coordinator of Educator Programs [Utah Museum of Fine Arts]

UMFA Coordinator of Educator Programs [Utah Museum of Fine Arts]

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Weekly Jobs Round-Up!

Posted by Tegan Kehoe on July 1, 2014 in jobs listings |

Here’s our weekly roundup of new jobs. As always, they go up immediately on their own page. Happy hunting!

- Manager, Maritime Artisans Program [Plimoth Plantation]

- Educator Specialist [Mystic Seaport Museum]

- Curator [Natick Historical Society]

- Director of Education and Public Programs [Concord Museum]

- Manager of Family & Youth Programs [deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum]

- Associate Preparator [deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum]

- Education Director [American Indian Studies Museum and Research Center]

- Manager of Content and Curriculum, Secondary Level Programs [American Museum of Natural History]

- Adult Programs Coordinator [Peabody Essex Museum]

- Executive Assistant to the President/CEO [Boston Children's Museum]

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Weekly Jobs Round-Up!

Posted by Tegan Kehoe on June 22, 2014 in jobs listings |

Here’s our weekly roundup of new jobs. As always, they go up immediately on their own page. Happy hunting!

- Maine Memory Network Content Assistant [Maine Historical Society]

- Manager of Youth and School Programs [Heritage Museum and Gardens]

- Deputy Director for Education & Audience Engagement [Montclair Art Museum]

- Director of Education and Interpretation [The Hermitage]

- Collections Specialist [Newseum]

- Collections Manager [National Law Enforcement Museum]

- Collections Technician [National Museum of Health and Medicine]

- Assistant/Associate Curator (Art of the Ancient Americas) [Los Angeles County Museum of Art]

-Assistant Registrar [Veritude at Fidelity Investments]

-Adult Programs Manager [Columbia Museum of Art]

- Assistant Registrar [Farnsworth Art Museum]

- Curator of American Art [Newark Museum]

- Collections Manager and Registrar [American Museum of Ceramic Art]

- Curator of Collections [Rockwell Museum]

- Volunteer Coordinator [Woodmere Art Museum]

- Education Program Coordinator [Iowa Children's Museum]

- Exhibitions Coordinator [Asia Society Texas Center]

- Director of Education and Public Programs [Georgia O'Keefe Museum]

- Executive Director [American Clock and Watch Museum]

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The Wider World: Getting to Know a New Area

Posted by Tegan Kehoe on June 21, 2014 in The Wider World |

Summer is often a time of change. Many recent graduates of the Tufts Museum Studies program are either already in, or in the process of finding, jobs that will take them to places they have never lived. Many of us are interning somewhere new to us. It’s great!

If museums are community institutions, and I believe they are (or should be), then when museum professionals are new to the community their museum serves, getting to know the neighborhood isn’t just a fun part of a new adventure in life. It’s an essential part of being  engaged and responsible in your new role. Here are some resources for getting to know a new area.

If your new area has a substantial population of a different ethnic background from you, or a significant low-income population, the series of “How Not to Be a Gentrifier” articles that were going around the internet a few months ago can be quite useful, especially if your own background includes racial or economic privilege. The most well-known and perhaps “original” version of this article refers specifically to Oakland, California. For a more generally applicable version, I recommend the one on Alternet. Both were written by Dannette Lambert.

Image by RedJar on Flickr, some rights reserved.

Image by RedJar on Flickr, some rights reserved.

Believe it or not, Mashable has some pretty good tips for putting your finger on the pulse of a new area, especially if it’s a city – Some of these are common sense, but when you’re dealing the the day-to-day details of living in a new place, like, “when’s trash day again?” it can be nice to have a list like this to help you remember the resources available to you for the more fun stuff.

While digging up resources for this post, I also noticed a number of common recommendations:
- Explore on foot or by bicycle to really get to know the place.

- Explore by public transit, even if you have a car.
- Take a guided walking tour offered by a community organization, another museum, or even a local hostel or hotel.
- Join local mailing lists or online communities.
I also loved one gem I only saw in one article. The rest of the article wasn’t very good, so I’m paraphrasing the best of it: read fiction set in your new area and written by locals. If possible, read local poetry, look at local art, listen to local music, and watch local films as well.
Have you moved to a new area recently, or do you have memories of getting to know a new place that you want to share? What are your recommendations? Feel free to chime in in the comments!

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Weekly Jobs Round-Up!

Posted by Tegan Kehoe on June 15, 2014 in jobs listings |

Here’s our weekly roundup of new jobs. As always, they go up immediately on their own page. Happy hunting!

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The Changing of the Guard

Posted by Tegan Kehoe on June 15, 2014 in blog news |
Congratulations to our outgoing blog manager, Phillippa Pitts, who graduated from Tufts with a Master’s in Art History and Museum Studies this spring.

Regular readers of the blog will know me, Tegan, as the author of the monthly column “The Wider World.” I’m going to be managing the blog this year. As in the past, you can send questions, inquiries about doing a column or guest post, and other communication that you don’t want to just leave in the comments to me at tuftsmuseumblog@gmail.com. Of course, if you have a response to a post here, you are always welcome to leave a comment.

As many of the students who have contributed to the blog this past year have now graduated, now’s an excellent time to get involved with the blog if you are interested! Shoot me an email if you want to write a guest post or a column. You can write columns weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, or on a schedule you propose. You can share column-writing duties with another student interested in the same topic, or do your own thing. Drop me a line!

Tegan

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Weekly Jobs Round-up!

Posted by Tegan Kehoe on June 8, 2014 in jobs listings, Uncategorized |

Here’s our weekly roundup of new jobs. As always, they go up immediately on their own page. Happy hunting!

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Free Workshop for EMPS next Thursday

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on May 29, 2014 in boston emps, conferences, free resources, professional development |
It’s exactly as it sounds: a FREE workshop with one of our favorite Tufts professors with no registration fee.
Creativity in Museum Practice
Thursday, June 5, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
USS Constitution Museum
Join Rainey Tisdale and Linda Norris, authors of the new book Creativity in Museum Practice, for a fun, useful, and informative workshop about creativity, both for yourself and for your museum.
Let us know the YEPs know that you’re coming by signing up on Eventbrite.

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A walking tour of New England at home…

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on May 24, 2014 in events |

If you’re looking for something outdoors yet educational to do on Sunday, June 1, consider joining the Lexington Historical Society’s event! Here’s the extra info they sent in…

The Lexington Historical Society is hosting its sixth annual house tour Homes in the Heart of Lexington which includes a dozen homes within walking distance of Lexington Center on Sunday, June 1, 11:00 – 5:00 pm. The tour showcases over 200 years of change in residential styles from the first brick house built in Lexington, to mid-19th Century summer estates, to a contemporary condominium. Advance tickets are $20 members/$25 non-members. Visit lexingtonhistory.org for more information.

 

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Weekly Jobs Round-up!

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on May 23, 2014 in jobs listings |

Here’s our weekly roundup of new jobs. As always, they go up immediately on their own page. Happy hunting!

 

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