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The Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture seeks a collaborative, experimental, organized person to join our team as Manager of Exhibit Experiences. This position will play a key role in supporting the museum’s commitment to creating visitor-centered experiences that transform the ways our audiences connect with our unique collections, the work of our staff and researchers, and the world around us. The Manager of Exhibit Experiences directly oversees the development, design, prototyping, fabrication, installation, maintenance, and evaluation of all exhibit experiences. He/she works closely and collaboratively with educators, curators, and other museum staff to produce these experiences. This position has three primary responsibilities:

  1. 1. Management of the development, design, and installation of all exhibits, both temporary and long-term. This includes producing two to three 3,000-sf temporary exhibits and several smaller installations annually, and maintaining long-term exhibits.
  2. 2. Development of interactive and participatory exhibit-based experiences throughout the museum. These can be enhancements to existing exhibit elements and development of new elements, components, or experiences.
  3. 3. Leadership in seeking out opportunities to develop exhibit experiences through partnerships and collaborations, both with museum staff and community groups, in ways that support the museum’s mission and visitor experience goals, increase attendance, and generate income, both earned and contributed.

For a detailed job description or to apply, please visit the below website and reference Requisition #106644: https://uwhires.admin.washington.edu/eng/candidates/default.cfm?szLocationID=88

 

The Jansen Art Center (JAC) seeks an Executive Director. JAC offers an extensive variety of classes and workshops for all ages and regularly features regional artists. The mission of the JAC is a place to create, teach share and engage the community in the arts.

Applicants with a general knowledge and understanding related to operating and maintaining a non-profit arts organization will be given preference during the screening process.

Essential Duties
- Reports to the BOD and serves as chief executive officer. Hires/manages all staff.
- With the Board Chairman, enables the board to fulfill its governance function with regard to mission, strategy, annual objectives and goals.
- Gives direction for the formulation and leadership to achieve the institution’s philosophy, mission, strategy and annual objectives and goals.
- Maintains a climate that attracts, keeps, and motivates top quality people.
- Serves as chief spokesperson for JAC.
- Responsible for establishing an annual Development Plan and leading fundraising efforts.
- Assures a long-range strategy that achieves its mission, financial objectives, and makes consistent and timely progress.
- Plans, organizes and administers the budget.
- Effectively oversees the maintenance, preservation and operation of JAC facilities, buildings, and equipment.

Experience and Qualifications
• B.A. in arts administration, or related, with 3-5yrs experience. Advanced degree preferred.
• Background working with artists and arts educators delivering arts learning programs for all ages.
• Experience in managing personnel and facilities.
• Ability to coordinate multiple projects, manages time, and deadlines.
• A passionate commitment to JAC's mission.
• Experience working with nonprofit boards, committees and volunteer programs.
• Demonstrated ability to raise funds, write grants, and meet development objectives.
• Experience in developing and implementing strategic plans.
• Capable of developing effective relationships.
• Interest in participating in wider professional discussions about art and education.
• Highly entrepreneurial, resourceful and flexible.
• Can create excitement and energy around JAC and encourage others to support the organization.
• Excellent verbal/written skills.

Salary is $45,000-55,000 with some benefits. To apply, submit resume, cover letter, and three references to Sara@jansenartcenter.org


Four Corners School of Outdoor Education seeks an Exhibits Director/Developer to design exhibits for its new campus, the Canyon Country Discovery Center. Exhibits will be housed on a 48-acre campus in a 22,000 square foot building, containing a 4,000 square-foot, interactive science museum. Exhibits/Learning Activity Stations will be based on a unifying theme of place-based education about the Colorado Plateau in 5 content areas. Candidates should have at least five years professional experience in design practice, exhibit development, and building exhibits. Museum experience preferred, in trans-active exhibits, and administrative/financial experience. Full-time, year-round salaried position with benefits, based in Monticello, Utah. Email jross@fourcornersschool.org for a hiring packet or download from www.fourcornersschool.org/about-fcs/employment.


Four Corners School of Outdoor Education seeks an Exhibits Developer/Coordinator to build exhibits for its new campus, the Canyon Country Discovery Center. Exhibits will be housed on a 48-acre campus in a 22,000 square foot building, containing a 4,000 square-foot, interactive science museum. Exhibits/ Learning Activity Stations will be based on a unifying theme of place-based education about the Colorado Plateau in 5 content areas. Candidates should have some professional experience in design practice, exhibit development, and building exhibits. Museum experience preferred, in trans-active exhibits, and expertise with wood and metal tools. Full-time, year-round salaried position with benefits, based in Monticello, Utah. Email jross@fourcornersschool.org for a hiring packet or download from www.fourcornersschool.org/about-fcs/employment

 

The Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience (The Wing) seeks a Tour Manager to manage business development, sales and outreach for our tour programs. The Tour Manager serves as staff lead for reservations of tours, preparing and maintaining reservations database, invoicing and recording payments, following up on overdue payment collections, communicating with tours regarding pre- and post-visit materials, and managing outreach efforts to teachers and other groups. The Tour Manager also oversees booking of neighborhood walking tours, including nationally-known Chinatown Discovery Tours. The Tour Manager will lead museum and neighborhood walking tours as needed. This position plays a lead role in the Education and Tour Area, reporting to the Education and Tour Director. The Tour Manager is also a member of the Program Department team, and collaborates closely with other staff members, particularly the Visitor Services Team. The Tour Manager will supervise the Tour Coordinator and our team of Interpretive Leads.

This is a full-time salaried position.Salary DOE. Candidates with 3 or more years of experience preferred. The organizational environment consists of hard-working, friendly staff and community volunteers committed to a thriving community-based organization. The position is available immediately. Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled. EOE. No phone calls, please.

For further information, go to www.wingluke.org/job-opportunities. Send cover letter and resume to: hr@wingluke.org with “Tour Manager” in the subject line.

 

The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco seeks a Curator in Charge, European Paintings. The position oversees a collection of more than eight hundred works from the fourteenth to the early twentieth centuries at the Legion of Honor Museum.

Key responsibilities include the stewardship and study of the collection and organization of exhibitions, in addition to the management of departmental operations, participation in public programs and education, and cultivation of donor support.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in art history and a minimum of five years of museum work in the field of European paintings, including experience as a supervisor and project leader, along with a commitment to scholarship and publication.

Closing date for applications: May 30, 2014

Full information can be found on the Museums’ website: legionofhonor.org/jobs

 


The University of Arizona Museum of Art (UAMA) seeks a dynamic and creative leader to provide vision for its collection and exhibitions, to ensure its long-term financial health, and to build productive relationships with the University, local/ regional, national and international communities it serves.
The UAMA holds one of the most important art collections in the Southwest. Consisting of 6,000 objects, the core collections include the art of Europe and the United States, from the Renaissance through Contemporary paintings, sculpture, and works on paper. The Archive of Visual Arts collects, preserves and provides access to the original papers of artists.

The museum has an active exhibitions and public programming schedule, provides internships and volunteer experiences, participates in collaborative projects with other academic departments, and oversees the public art collection on the University of Arizona campus.

Information, on job listing #54765 including qualifications and benefits at: www.artmuseum.arizona.edu and www.uacareertrack.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=211290

 

The Utah Museum of Contemporary Art seeks a Development Manager. This position is responsible for the development and implementation of UMOCA’s major gift campaign including corporate and individual giving; cultivation of general donor relations; Board of Trustee relations regarding development; and the administration of the development plan with assistance of Development Coordinator and Executive Director. The Development Manager reports to the Executive Director and works directly with executive director, development coordinator, interns and other appropriate staff to accomplish tasks.

Principle Duties and Responsibilities:
• Creates and implements a Major Gift Campaign that includes both corporate and individual sponsors working with the Executive Director to achieve these goals.
• Cultivates potential contributors to UMOCA and encourages individuals, corporations and foundations to learn more about exhibition sponsorship opportunities, educational programming or endowment giving.
• Oversees the comprehensive development plan. Working with the Executive Director and Development Coordinator, they will help create a comprehensive development plan which integrates individual, corporate, foundation, and government funding sources.
• Acts as a liaison to the Board of Trustees’ Development and Gala committees.
• Attends board meetings as requested.
• Develops the departmental budget with the development coordinator.
• Oversees the development coordinator whose responsibilities include: all aspects of grant/foundation giving (research, writing, and reporting); annual giving campaigns; database management; membership administration, donor recognition, and other administrative tasks including gala administration, ejoinme, website updates, and communication to donor groups, as needed by the development manager.
• Cultivates community partnerships and engagement with development when possible.
• Develops and participates in development related events such as Ambassadors Circle, Membership
and Gala.
• Works to identify and cultivate special opportunity sponsorships for annual gala.
• Trains and mentors Development coordinator
Minimum Qualifications:
• Bachelor degree with a minimum of 3 years experience which includes fundraising from a variety of funding sources, planning and implementing special events and programs and a successful track record in raising donations. Museum and not-for-profit experience highly preferred.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills, including strong organization skills.
• Knowledge of and interest in contemporary art.
• Demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills required. Ability to work well with
donors, community leaders, museum members, the public and co-workers.

To Apply: Please send cover letter, a resume and writing sample to Michelle Sulley at michelle.sulley@utahmoca.org by April 25, 2014.

 

Chabot Space & Science Center seeks Director of Visitor Experience and Education. All candidates should be an experienced senior level Director who thinks Education, ROI, Fun and Science go naturally into the same sentence. Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer (COO), this role has direct responsibility for management and budgetary accountability for all aspects of both the Education and the Visitor Experience departments.

In support of the organization's Strategic Goals, and under limited supervision the role of this position is to direct all aspects as it relates to a visitors experience at Chabot Space & Science Center, specifically as they relate to education, revenue generation and customer service. Responsibility focuses on driving attendance, outreach (both school and public) and earned revenue through content development and execution for all attractions, programs and activities, for educational and public audiences as well as volunteers, and sales through groups, facility rentals, birthday parties, scout events and special events as they relate to the company’s strategic plan.

The ideal candidate is able to think strategically seeing a long and short range vision for the department and how it relates to the organizational vision and strategic plan. Is creative and clever, focused, hands-on, dynamic and a “go-getter.” This person understands the educational and public audiences, including nuances, behaviors and drivers for a Science Center experience. How to apply, visit http://www.chabotspace.org/employment_68.htm

 

Jansen Art Center seeks Arts Director. The Arts Director plays a leadership role in formulating strategies that support the Center's artistic and community engagement goals as well as expanding the organization's reputation within our greater region. A bridge between artists, who are vital in providing content for activities and programming, and administration, which facilitates delivery of programming. This position requires a bold vision of community engagement and proven ability to create exciting programs and meaningful partnerships. Candidates must possess a broad understanding of the arts, curatorial practices, and the needs of practicing artists, as well as top-notch leadership and communication skills. Preference will be given to those with demonstrated business acumen and/or experience with fundraising and non-profit enterprises. Duties include: plan overall artistic program; develop and coordinates class schedules; develop and curate exhibits; coordinate performances and lectures; assist with marketing and promotion; assist in fundraising; assist in budget and operation plans; provide staff & docent education. Candidates will have a Bachelor’s Degree (M.A. preferred) and 5 years gallery, museum studies, art curation, administration or combination/ equivalent experience. Full time, salaried position with a range of $35,000-$40,000; benefits negotiated. Open until filled; preferred start date June, 1, 2014. Submit resume, cover letter, and three references to Sara@jansenartcenter.org

 

Museum of Texas Tech University seeks a Deputy Director to support the Executive Director and the university as the lead representative of the Museum to its external constituents and the general public.  The Deputy Director’s primary areas of responsibility include marketing and promotion, community engagement, and public education.  The Deputy Director will also support the Executive Director in the administrative areas of strategic planning, budget and finance, and policy development and implementation, especially where these areas affect external relations. As appropriate, the Deputy Director will assist and coordinate with the development officer assigned to the Museum. The Deputy Director reports to the Executive Director. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

To apply, visit www.workattexastech.com; search for job title Deputy Director.  Quick link is: http://jobs.texastech.edu/postings/60947. The following supporting documents must be uploaded with your online application: resume, cover letter, and professional references.  Any issues with the attachments please contact Human Resources, Talent Acquisition office, 806-742-3851 for assistance.

The entities of the Texas Tech University Systems are Equal Opportunity Employers and employ without regard to sex, race, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, genetic information, status as a disabled or Vietnam era veteran, or other protected classes.

 

The National Museum of the American Indian seeks applications for an 18 month paid residency for entry-level Native American museum professionals. A successful candidate will demonstrate commitment to the museum profession through academic preparation, experience with paid or volunteer work at museums or community cultural centers, experience with exhibitions and/or collections research, and/or a track record of community-based scholarship. The Curatorial Resident will enjoy all of the staff privileges and responsibilities of the Museum Scholarship Group, based in Suitland, MD or New York City.

Applications should include: 1) curriculum vitae/ professional resume; 2) letter of support from an academic or community-based sponsor or mentor. 3) essay (1200 words or less) describing: a) the candidate’s career goals; b) what the candidate hopes to gain from the residency experience; and c) why the NMAI can play an important role in the candidate’s career development. Consideration will be given to candidates who can demonstrate how their experience will benefit their communities.

Compensation is competitive with entry-level museum appointments, accompanied by a benefits package including health insurance. Travel funds for professional development will be determined in consultation with supervision. Candidates must be eligible to work in the United States.

Applications due April 15, 2014; start date June 2014.

Mail applications to: Patricia Scott, Cultural Resources Center, 4220 Silver Hill Road, Suitland, MD 20746-2863

 

Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM), Grand Rapids, MI., seeks a Chief Curator - experienced in modern/contemporary art or design, 1850-today.  Serve on Leadership Team; oversee 7 staff, $660,000 budget.  Accredited, future-minded AAMD museum with $5M budget, LEED-Gold-certified building by Kulapat Yantrasast.  Regional-international exhibitions. Director Dana Friis-Hansen is international contemporary-art expert. www.artmuseumgr.org.  Video-history: http://vimeo.com/67531183.  Grand Rapids is in scenic West MI near Chicago, Lake Michigan.  Rated “#13 city in US for philanthropy;” “2nd Best Place to live in the US;” in “Top 8 Cities Experiencing Artistic Boom.” www.experiencegr.com. Job responsibilities, required qualifications, details, how to apply at www.museum-search.com.  EOE. Nominations welcome.