Posted July 18, 2014


Employer: Gibson House Museum

The Gibson House Museum, located in Boston’s Back Bay seeks a part time museum administrator with broad administration experience. This job consists of two major responsibilities – managing all aspects of the museum including operations and supporting Board committees and their activities.

The Museum is preserved as it appeared during three generations of Gibson family occupancy (1859-1954). Since 1957, it has been operated as a house museum and open to the public. It is a time capsule of daily life during the mid-nineteenth to early twentieth centuries and as a museum of Victorian and Edwardian decorative arts. The Gibson House is a National Historic Landmark (2001), a recipient of a federal Save America’s Treasures grant (2004), landmarked as an Interior Landmark by the City of Boston Landmarks Commission (1992) and registered on the Massachusetts State Register of Historic Places (1982).

Position: Part Time Museum Administrator (24 hours/week with a possibility of additional hours)

Salary: $25,000

Location: Boston, Massachusetts

How to Apply: Send cover letter stating interest and qualifications plus resume to

No phone calls, please.

Responsibilities (a detailed job description is available upon request)

Museum Operations:

Responsible for day-to-day functions of the museum and maintenance

General office work

Schedule and oversee museum tours and guides

Membership/Neighborhood Outreach:

Increase membership and maintain database

Prepare and send out monthly E-newsletter

Assist with programming, including PR and marketing

Finances & Record Keeping:

Collect, record and report income/expenses

Record and acknowledge all donations

Pay bills

Prepare payroll

Work with Treasurer to prepare monthly reports and financial summary for the Annual Report


Bachelors degree required

Administration experience

Excellent organizational/office skills

Written and verbal skills

Self-starter/ability to work alone

Enjoy working with the public

Familiar with social networking

Computer literacy – familiar with QuickBooks/Access or willing to learn

Special consideration given to someone with museum or historic preservation background.