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Visitor Services and Events Assistant [Museum of Russian Icons, Clinton, MA]

Description:
The Museum of Russian Icons seeks to fill the position of Visitor Services and Events Assistant. This is a temporary position with the potential for extension. This will include 10-15 regular hours per week including Sundays and additional hours on an on-call basis for rentals and special events. At the Front Desk, the Assistant greets visitors; processes admissions, memberships and program, Shop, and Russian Tea Room sales; answers phone and email inquiries; and completes administrative projects as assigned. For events, the Assistant sets up/breaks down equipment, and facilitates guests’ experience under the direction of the Events Manager. Anticipated timeframe: October 3, 2016 – February 1, 2017. To apply: email a cover letter and resume to Amy Budge, Visitor Services and Events Manager,abudge@museumofrussianicons.org.

Qualifications:
Required skills: commitment to exceptional customer service; ability to multi-task at a busy front desk; team oriented attitude; cash handling and retail experience helpful; flexibility to work evenings and weekends as necessary; ability to lift up to 40 pounds.

How To Apply:
To apply: email a cover letter and resume to Amy Budge, Visitor Services and Events Manager,abudge@museumofrussianicons.org.

Apply by:
September 16, 2016

Salary:
$11/hour

About this Organization:
The Museum of Russian Icons was founded in 2006 as a non-profit educational institution by Massachusetts industrialist, Gordon B. Lankton. The collection includes more than 1000 Russian icons and related artifacts, the largest collection of its kind in North America, and one of the largest private collections outside Russia. The collection spans six centuries, and includes important historical paintings dating from the earliest periods of icon “writing” to the present.

Part-time Educator [MIT Museum, Cambridge, MA]

The MIT Museum seeks 3-4 temporary part-time educators to teach Museum-developed, on-site education programs in science, technology, and engineering workshops for visiting middle and high school students from September 2016 to June 2017, with an opportunity for extension. Successful candidates will have a science or engineering background, experience working with students in formal and/or informal education settings and an enthusiasm for learning about MIT Museum collections and current research at MIT. The ideal candidate will have a flexible schedule and should be available 1-2 days a week, for three-hour shifts between 9:30am and 4:00pm.

Anticipated commitment is 6-12 hours/month with the possibility of additional hours and extended employment. Compensation of $15-$18/hour, based on experience. Training will be provided.

To apply, please send your cover letter, resume, and contact information for 2-3 references to the Education Coordinator, MIT Museum, 265 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139 or edsearch@mit.edu. Review of applications will begin in late August, with hiring to occur by mid-September.

Educator [New-York Historical Society, New York, NY]

Position Description: The New-York Historical Society is seeking part-time Educators to lead history programs for students ages Pre-K-College in the museum galleries, including the permanent collections, special exhibitions, and the DiMenna Children’s History Museum. The collections of the New-York Historical Society support programming that covers 400 years of New York and American history. Educator responsibilities include conducting tours and workshops and attending regularly scheduled trainings under the supervision of the Senior Manager for School Programs. The approach to teaching and learning at the Historical Society is object-based inquiry, in which material culture provides a window into the past.

Educators must be available to work between the hours of 9:00 AM and 1:00 PM at least three business days a week for the majority of the school year in order to be considered.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES:

  • Educators will teach programs about important events and periods in New York and American history in the New-York Historical Society galleries and special exhibitions.
  • Educators are expected to learn all programs by studying the provided program outlines and conduct additional research to ensure the effective delivery of content.
  • Educators will communicate with N-YHS administrative staff to ensure all programs are delivered in a timely fashion and meet expectations.
  • Educators will maintain accurate records of program delivery within personal calendars and Education Division booking system.
  • Prior to teaching, Educators will gather materials to conduct successful programs.• Educators are required to attend regularly-scheduled Education Division trainings to learn institutional pedagogy and content.
  • Educators are required to complete and submit all required paperwork including program evaluations, planning session sheets, and time-sheets.
  • Additional duties as requested that may include but not be limited to leading teacher workshops, parent involvement programs, family programs, special events, etc.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee with or without accommodation, to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. This position will require the employee to lift, bend, stoop, walk, speak and stand for up to 6 hours in a day.

QUALIFICATIONS:

EDUCATION:

  • Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree with a concentration in history, American Studies, and/or art history.

EXPERIENCE:

  • Candidates must have worked in a museum, educational setting, or youth program, with experience in classroom management and establishing a strong rapport with a student audience.
  • Candidates should be familiar with the New York City Department of Education’s Scope and Sequence for Social Studies and the Common Core State Standards for Literacy and History.
  • Bilingual abilities, experience with students with special needs or English Language Learners (ELLs), and/or a background in theater (including familiarity with the Blueprint for Theater Education) is a plus.

Salary: $25/hour Museum Programs $15/hour Training

Website: http://nyhistory.org

Job Date: 2016-08-12

Other Details

Application Info: For consideration please send a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to: resumes@nyhistory.org by September 2th, 2016. Please reference the job title in the subject line. Interviewed candidates will be required to prepare a demonstration lesson using information provided by the Education division.

Educator in Charge, Public Programs and Engagement [Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY]

Job description

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, one of the world’s finest museums, seeks an Educator in Charge, Public Programs and Engagement position.

More than 6.5 million people visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art each year. We find it critical to connect to broader more diverse audiences, increasing engagement and cultivating new relationships while nurturing existing ties. We also wish to utilize and positon our collection to encourage greater access and dialogue with and among scholars, artists, communities and families alike. This next chapter for the Met is guided by its mission and the strategies articulated in The Met’s 5 Year Strategy and the Education Department Re-Think (an overall visioning document realized in 2016). Key goals are to transform and expand access to The Met’s collections and expertise, engage a much broader range of people, and attain organizational and operational excellence.

The Museum seeks an experienced Education leader who will serve as a key programmatic partner for peers, the Chairman of Education and various departments throughout the museum and in communities. The Educator in Charge for Public Programs and Engagement occupies an important senior leadership role at The Met, supporting its mission to connect people to creativity, knowledge and ideas. This position reports directly to the Chairman of Education and a key focus for this individual will be to develop and oversee the area’s program strategy, budget, staff and resources, and successfully turn the strategy into operational reality.

As such, the successful candidate is responsible for strategic planning, conceptualization, development, and implementation of programs for all visitors, supervising staff for gallery programs, studio programs, programs for the disabled and other communities, and audience-specific programs. This person will set approaches and outcomes in consultation with the department head and will ensure their accomplishment through exceptional supervision and mentoring of direct reports and the development of strategic interdepartmental collaborations within the Museum, as well as outside partnerships that advance the quality and variety of programs.

The position oversees a newly developed division of the Education Department devoted to public programs, creative practice, scholarly presentations, accessibility, community engagement and audience development across the museum’s three sites. It also oversees program development for special exhibition and new installation.  This division will promote direct engagement with works of art; provide variety and diversity in the visitor experience; foster local, national, and international partnerships where possible.

The successful candidate brings innovative perspectives to the content and format of existing programs, and initiates new projects with the aim of engaging existing and broader constituencies in meaningful experiences. They will collaborate with appropriate staff to promote programs to target audiences. This person supervises staff and coordinates a broad array of Museum Education events which take place in a range of settings, and are intended to meet general adult, academic and specialized audience interests and needs. The position also oversees public gallery experiences and art making in order to ensure their interrelationship and relevance for museum users. They are also responsible for creating programs and outreach initiatives to make The Met a welcoming, accessible, and inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds and abilities.  In this role, this person works to develop meaningful collaborations that result in high quality and creative programs inspired by exhibitions, the permanent collection, timely issues and special projects.

Key relationships: Senior Managing Educator, Academic Programs; Educator in Charge, Teaching and Learning;  General Manager, Operations, Communications, Administration; General Manager, Live Arts; Staff of curatorial and conservation departments; Development Department; Membership Department; Marketing, Communications and PR; Gallery Installations and Design; General Counsel, Special Events, Security and Visitor Services.

This is a permanent full-time position.

Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

  • The successful candidate will possess strong conceptual and strategic thinking skills, and the persuasive communication skills necessary to be a successful champion for one’s area of work and the Met as a whole. In particular, the Met is interested in candidates with the following experiences and competencies:
  • Depth of experience conceiving and managing a range of public, access, and scholarly programs and experiences
  • Proven leadership managing diverse teams
  • Ability to build and manage partnerships
  • Develop and implement strategic vision and goals for public and exhibition programs and lead evaluation efforts to determine success
  • Establish processes for program development that represent best practices, ensure smooth workflow, and maximize collaboration
  • Assess content, formats, and audiences of existing programs and propose innovations and initiatives to optimize offerings
  • Establish partnerships with key external organizations and/or leaders to develop dynamic collaborations, interdisciplinary approaches, and expanded audiences
  • Oversee the division’s annual budget, analyzing and making recommendations for programs, and working closely with the Chairman of Education and Development to secure program support
  • Supervise staff and instill high performance levels and accountability
  • Collaborate with other members of Education senior staff and with staff throughout the Museum
  • Represent the department head in high level meetings and external partnerships
  • Other related duties.

Requirements and Qualifications:

Experience and Skills:

  • 7-10 years’ experience in public, scholarly and engagement programs within an art museum
  • 5–7 years of demonstrated experience in community-based arts programming, museum education and gallery teaching as well as knowledge of disability law and regulations, museum access programming and contemporary artistic practice
  • Track record of developing an managing a per annual schedule of 50+ museum education and public programs related to special exhibitions, gallery rotations, access, community and special projects
  • Demonstrable record of effective negotiation and collaboration with diverse range of stakeholders within a large cultural institution and with outside partners and organizations
  • Demonstrable record of collaboration with development in fundraising initiatives for Education and public programs in a museum context
  • Strong, proven track record of developing and implementing high quality, innovative programs using original works of art in a museum setting
  • Strong, proven track record of attracting broad and diverse audiences
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with diverse range of stakeholders
  • Excellent budgeting and financial skills

Knowledge and Education:

  • M.A. in Art History, Museum Education, or other related field, or equivalent experience required; Ph.D. preferred
  • Exceptional organizational, oral, and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of current learning theories and pedagogies for general adult audiences
  • Knowledge of and experience with studio practice, contemporary artists, gallery teaching and pedagogy
  • Full familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite 2007/2010 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) required; familiarity with Microsoft Access 2007/2010 preferred

 

Please send cover letter, resume, and salary history tocareers@metmuseum.org with “Educator in Charge, Public Programs and Engagement” in the subject line.

 

The Metropolitan Museum of Art provides equal opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, mental or physical disability, pregnancy, alienage or citizenship status, marital status or domestic partner status, genetic information, genetic predisposition or carrier status, gender identity, HIV status, military status and any other category protected by law in all employment decisions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, compensation, training and apprenticeship, promotion, upgrading, demotion, downgrading, transfer, lay-off and termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and national service alumni encouraged to apply.

Program Specialist [Institute of Museum and Library Services, Office of Museum Services, Washington, DC]

Program Specialist

Closing Date:  August 30, 2016

This position is located in Washington, DC in the Institute of Museum and Library Services, Office of Museum Services. The incumbent will participate in grants management work involving Federal grants and cooperative agreements and provide grants-related assistance and services to both applicants and awardees. The position works on various phases of the receipt and processing of museum grant applications as well as the monitoring and assessing of awardee performance. Starting salary is $64,650, and position is full-time permanent.

The link for the this job announcement is: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/447658000

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