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Weekly Jobs Roundup!

Hello job seekers! Please find below the national jobs roundup for the week of January 27th!

Northeast

Museum Educator [Buttonwoods Museum/Haverhill Historical Society/Haverhill, MA]

Visitor Services and Membership Coordinator [Litchfield Historical Society/Litchfield, CT]

School Programs Museum Educator [Concord Museum/Concord, MA]

Terrana Curatorial Fellow [Fitchburg Art Museum/Fitchburg, MA]

Visitors Center Manager [Town of Lexington/Lexington, MA]

Marketing and Development Coordinator [Arlington Center for the Arts/Arlington, MA]

Director of Museum Affairs and Chief Curator [Preservation Society of Newport County/Newport, RI]

Mid-Atlantic

Executive Director [Historic Smithfield/Blacksburg, VA]

Assistant Chief Conservator [Virginia Museum of Fine Arts/Richmond, VA]

Program Associate [Historic Hudson Valley/Tarrytown, NY]

Curator of Exhibits and Engagement [Salisbury University Libraries/Salisbury, MD]

Manager of School Programs [Walter Art Museum/Baltimore, MD]

Head of Public Programming [The Phillips Collection/Washington, D.C.]

Southeast

Assistant Director of Public Engagement [National World War II Museum/New Orleans, LA]

Registrar [Augusta Museum of History/Augusta, GA]

Gift Officer [Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens/Jacksonville, FL]

Midwest

Vice President, Engagement, Education and Exhibitions [Indiana Historical Society/Indianapolis, IN]

Guest Experience Manager, Gardens [The Wisconsin Historical Society/Eagle, WI]

Romare Bearden Graduate Museum Fellowship [Saint Louis Art Museum/Saint Louis, MO]

Manager, Community and Access Programs [The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art/Kansas City, MO]

Associate Registrar for Exhibitions [Museum of Contemporary Art/Chicago, IL]

West

Curator of Education and Programs [Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center/Wenatchee, WA]

Curator of Archives [Placer County Museums/Auburn, CA]

Preparator [The Broad/Los Angeles, CA]

 

Job Post- Student Gallery Attendant, Carpenter Center for Visual Arts

The Carpenter Center for Visual Arts (CCVA), which houses public exhibitions and the Harvard Department of Visual and Environmental Studies, is looking for dedicated work-study students to serve as Student Gallery Attendants. The Student Gallery Attendant will greet visitors to the building, monitor the safety of artwork and visitors, and assist with operations.

As the first point-of-contact for the university community and general public, the Student Gallery Attendant is responsible for welcoming and providing guidance for visitors to the Carpenter Center and Department of Visual and Environmental Studies. He/she/they provides general information about the exhibitions and artists on view to create a warm, positive, informative experience for CCVA visitors.

The Gallery Attendant is an essential part of the CCVA team, integrated into the workings of a dynamic, experimental, and supportive art and educational institution.

Student Gallery Attendants are responsible for:

• Greeting visitors and providing assistance and information on an array of topics, including exhibits, general wayfinding, and building amenities

• Providing a welcoming presence and ensuring accessibility for all visitors

• Monitoring visitors in the galleries

• Maintaining accurate counts of building attendance

• Providing logistical support for events and lectures, including Open Studios

• Other operational tasks as assigned by the staff of CCVA and the Department of Visual and Environmental Studies

You’re Good At:

• Talking with people and solving problems

• Being on time, reliable, and professional

• Committing to a regular schedule

Additional Information:

• Position available for federal work-study students only

• Shifts held at the Carpenter Center at 24 Quincy St. in Cambridge

• Shifts typically held as 2.5-5 hour slots between noon and 5 pm, Tuesday – Friday Minimum: 5 hours per week, Maximum: 10 hours per week

• Pay rate: $12.50 per hour with opportunity for future pay increases

• Interest in art, film, museums, or education a plus

To apply, please email your resume and brief cover letter to Erin Holder at erin_holder@harvard.edu. Applications will be reviewed until February 4, 2019.

Job Post – Manger of Volunteer Services, Grounds For Sculpture

Manager of Volunteer Services
Grounds For Sculpture (GFS) seeks a dynamic and dedicated Manager of Volunteer Services to develop and engage our growing community of volunteers and manage the daily operations and administration of GFS’ volunteer program. GFS is in a period of significant transition, building on a sound and vibrant foundation of success over the last 25 years. A strategic planning process has resulted in a long-term vision that sets our aspirations as a leader, magnet, and vibrant forum that invites a diverse public to create, learn and discover personal meaning in their interactions with art, nature and one another. Our plan identifies key strategic priorities (Impact, Relevance, & Capacity) that will drive out next 3-5 years of work toward our larger vision. Expectations for GFS’ Volunteer Program include building on our current vibrant volunteers and continuing to develop and cultivate a diverse volunteer base that is reflective of the shifting demographics of the region and that represent people with different backgrounds and experiences that will bring a broader range of ideas which could lead to new projects and initiatives.
The Manager of Volunteer Services maintains active and collaborative relationships with staff across departments to ensure volunteers are supporting GFS in meaningful ways and also feel supported, themselves, by the larger GFS community. Key staff partners include colleagues in the Development department, the Education department’s Manager of Group Visit and School Programs, and the GFS Horticulturist. The Manager of Volunteer Services will facilitate volunteer recruitment, on-boarding of new volunteers, and manage logistics and the volunteer schedule to maximize volunteer success and contributions to GFS. As we strive to create an environment that is welcoming and inclusive, the ideal candidate will have five years’ experience supervising or coordinating volunteers and be able to patiently and effectively interact with a variety of personalities. We are looking for someone who can meet people where they are, be sensitive to their individual concerns, and tactfully handle a wide variety of situations effectively. This requires excellent communication and problem-solving skills.
Grounds For Sculpture, Inc. adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Duties and Responsibilities
• Develop a comprehensive volunteer program that aligns with Grounds For Sculpture’s mission, vision, and
values.
• Manage the Volunteer Program which includes recruitment, interviewing, processing background checks,
orientation, placement, training, scheduling, program and performance evaluation, recognition, and
retention.
• Provide on-site support, supervision, and management of volunteers at various events, programs, special
projects, etc.; often in collaboration with other GFS staff and departments.
• Use an online database system (Volgistics) to post ongoing volunteer positions, staff requests, monitor
timesheets, maintain personnel records. Monitor openings and recruit volunteers to fill essential positions.
• Work with local education institutions and other non-profit groups to form partnerships that will provide
additional resources for volunteers with varied backgrounds and skills.
• Manage communication and scheduling of Group/Corporate Volunteer requests from active and potential
Corporate Members, Universities and Community/Non-profit groups.
• Schedule, coordinate and promote regular Volunteer Trainings and Day Trips that are relevant and
purposeful.
• Work with staff across GFS to identify, and create new, individual and group volunteer opportunities.

• Share oversight of volunteers who work for the education department as GFS docents with the Manager of
Group Visit and School Programs.
• Work with Horticulture staff to expand Volunteer involvement and knowledge base and plan and implement annual plant sale.
• Organize annual Volunteer Appreciation Dinner with training/speaker relevant to upcoming season
Skills
• Ability to patiently and effectively interact with a variety of personalities and tend to volunteer and staff
concerns.
• Demonstrated ability to tactfully handle stressful situations, negotiate and resolve conflicts, maintain
confidentiality and respect and observe organizational protocol.
• Demonstrated critical thinking, customer service, problem-solving, conflict resolution, decision-making,
leadership, team-building, time management, and motivational skills. Excellent written and verbal
communication skills.
• Strong computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft Windows programs.
• Preferred: experience with Volgistics or other volunteer management database

Requirements
• Five years’ of work experience supporting a volunteer program and assisting diverse groups of volunteers
at an art museum or cultural venue serving a quarter million people annually Bachelor’s degree preferred
• Experience in diversifying the volunteer pool as well as creating an inclusive environment
• Advanced Microsoft Office skills; proficient in standard word processing, spreadsheet and database
software applications
• Must have a valid driver’s license
• Must have ability to stand for long periods of time and to lift 30 pounds or more.
• Flexible schedule and ability to work evenings, holidays, and weekends.
• The role requires duties to be carried out at Grounds For Sculpture and off-site events.

Instructions for Applicants:
Candidates must send the following to careers@groundsforsculpture.org to be considered:
• Cover Letter
• Resume
• Salary Requirements

About Grounds For Sculpture
Nestled in the heart of central New Jersey lies Grounds For Sculpture (“GFS”), a magical place where art and nature are always at play. At its core are more than 270 sculptures by renowned and emerging contemporary artists, each thoughtfully positioned on meticulously landscaped parkland full of thousands of exotic trees and flowers. It is a feast for the senses. Grounds For Sculpture (GFS) is a 42-acre sculpture garden, museum and arboretum with major exhibition, education, performance, restaurant and visitor amenities that make contemporary art accessible by showcasing it in beautiful settings that encourage discovery and learning. Its arboretum has more than 200 cultivars of trees, thousands of flowering shrubs, and settings grand and intimate, all to spotlight art and engage the visitor. GFS’ indoor rotating gallery exhibitions, performing arts events, educational programs, and family activities invite people to approach and interact with art on their terms, growing in knowledge, understanding, and joy. Last year Grounds For Sculpture attracted over 250,000 visitors.

Job Post – Manager of School Programs, Walters Art Museum

Manager of School Programs, Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, MD

The Walters Art Museum is committed to serving over 30,000 prek-12 students and teachers per year through our guided and self-guided tours, hands-on studio classes, teacher professional development, homeschool workshops and student art shows. The Manager of School Programs is responsible for developing, coordinating, implementing and evaluating educational programs and interpretive content for school audiences.

She/he will work collaboratively with colleagues across multiple museum departments and divisions. Reporting to the Director of Education and Public Programs, the Manager of School Programs plays a central role in the team-based work of the Education Department and in the larger Art and Program Division to lead and oversee educational programming for our preK-12 audiences.

  1. Develops implements and evaluates programs for the preK-12 audience that align with Walters’s strategic plan.
    • Writes and/or edits tours, pre-visit and studio lessons.
    • Oversees all special programs and projects related to school programs (i.e. preK-12 tours, homeschool programs, pre-visit program, distant outreach, student art shows, studio classes, teacher workshops and in-services.
    • Develops programs and resources, both real and virtual that represent current trends in educational pedagogy.
    • Evaluates both quantitative and qualitative data for all programs related to schools in order to ensure quality programs for the preK-12 community. Applies findings to practice.
  2. Supervises School Programs Department
    • Mentors two Education Coordinators in order to provide leadership and direction for the team.
    • Develops and oversees the yearly budget for school programs
  3. Develops and sustains collaborations and relationships with the preK-12 community
    • Fosters engagement with new, underrepresented audiences as well as established audiences
    • Presents current programming to the preK-12 community to create awareness of and encourage use of the museum as a resource for learning
    • Leads the Teacher Advisory Committee in order to ensure the relevance of Walters programming with current classroom practice.
    • Leads teacher professional development programs for the museum to both practicing and pre-service teachers.
  4. Collaborates both inter- and intra-departmentally in the creation of programs that impact the school community.
    • Work with the Manager of Gallery Learning to assist in the development of docent enrichment sessions. Leads sessions when related to school curricula and educational pedagogy.
    • Serves as education representative on exhibition and reinstallation team
    • Collaborates with the Advancement Division and Director of Education to edit and contribute to grants that focus on preK-12 audiences.
    • Working with the other Managers in the Department to develop programs that overlap in audiences and encourage repeat visitation.

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Fine Arts, Art History, Education, Museum Education
  • Three years related Experience in Studio Art, Museum Education, Gallery or Classroom teaching. Experience on collaborative work teams and event planning or coordination preferred. Demonstrated supervisory experience preferred.
  • Working knowledge of Developmental Stages pre K-12; arts integration; local and national art education standards; application of learning theories to art museum education; educational pedagogy.
  • Excellent Interpersonal Skills; Strong Customer Service and Time Management Skills; Flexibility; Organizational, written and verbal and computer skills; Microsoft Office, and web based content management systems.
  • Ability to work with children and adults effectively; Ability to tour groups in the museum galleries, including ability to communicate to museum visitors verbally and stand for long periods of time; Interact effectively and collaborate with diverse museum audiences and personnel teams; Ability to think creatively to inform and inspire museum audiences; Positive and pleasant customer service ability.
  • Knowledge of Visual Thinking Strategies and Common Core Standards a plus. 

Must provide own transportation as travel is required; must be able to lift and move boxes, supplies, and equipment up to 40lbs. Some evenings and weekends as needed for special occasions/events is required.

The Walters Art Museum provides an excellent comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, prescription, vision, subsidized transportation and parking, museum membership, short-term disability, FSA (flexible spending account), 457b retirement, and free professional financial management counseling.

Salary is commensurate with experience. For consideration, send your resume and cover letter to jobs@thewalters.org.

The Walters Art Museum is an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Employer. Our policy prohibits discrimination based on race, creed, color, national origin, religion, age, sex or gender (including pregnancy), veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identify, marital status, mental or physical disabilities, or any other legally protected characteristic. This policy applies to all employment actions and complies with all provisions of federal, state, and local laws enforcing nondiscrimination in employment practices. Volunteering opportunities and employment at the Walters is contingent on a favorable investigative background check. The museum is a drug-free and smoke-free workplace. The Walters Art Museum is an at-will employer.

The Walters Art Museum is a smoke and drug free workplace.

Weekly Jobs Roundup!

Hi folks, and Happy New Year! Happy job hunting!

Northeast

Curator of Youth Education/Provincetown Art Association and Museum [Provincetown, MA]

Arts and Culture Fellow/Metropolitan Area Planning Council [Boston, MA]

Development Associate/Raw Art Works [Lynn, MA]

Marketing Manager/Fitchburg Art Museum [Fitchburg, MA]

Director of Programs and Education/Fairfield Museum and History Center [Fairfield, CT]

Mid-Atlantic

Program Manager, Public Programs and Exhibitions/Lower Manhattan Cultural Council [New York, NY]

Director of Museum Programs/Buffalo Museum of Science [Buffalo, NY]

Curator of Programming/Planet World/Museum of Language Arts [Washington, D.C.]

Public Programs and Outreach Manager/Bucknell University [Lewisburg, PA]

Collections Database Administrator/The Baltimore Museum of Art [Baltimore, MD]

Southeast

Registrar Collections Manager/Museum of the Shenandoah Valley [Winchester, VA]

Director of Visitor Services/Appalachian State University [Boone, NC]

Academic Programs Manager/The Columbus Museum [Columbus, GA]

Assistant Registrar/Perez Museum of Art [Miami, FL]

Midwest

Museum Educator/Skokie Park District [Skokie, IL]

General Manager/The Minnesota Historical Society [Elk River, MN]

Exhibits Manager/History Nebraska [Lincoln, NE]

Historic Site Coordinator- Villa Louis/Wisconsin Historical Society [Prairie du Chien, WI]

Museum Educator/The Dayton Art Institute [Dayton, OH]

West

Curatorial Registrar/Idaho State Historical Society [Boise, ID]

Auction Coordinator/Santa Fe Art Auction [Santa Fe, NM]

Development Assistant/Aspen Art Museum [Aspen, CO]

Registrar/Asian Art Museum [San Francisco, CA]

Curator/Museum of Pop Culture [Seattle, WA]

 

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