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Assistant to the Director

Posted 8/17/06

The Colorado Historical Society announces a position to assist the Director of the Trinidad History Museum.  The assistant will maintain the museum gardens and grounds, create a variety of educational programs about the gardens and non-garden topics, and perform general operational tasks. The position involves working Tuesday-Saturday on a regular basis, evenings during special events, and other times as needed. This position is a non-classified, full-time appointment.  For the complete job announcement, including qualifications and information on how to apply by November 1, 2006, please visit our web site at www.coloradohistory.org.

 


Education Collections Manager

Posted 8/7/06

The Denver Museum of Nature and Science (DMNS) seeks a highly motivated and organized individual for the position of Education Collections Manager.  Duties include management of the museum’s 35,000 plus education collection used in a variety of education, exhibit and outreach programs; collaboration with curators on new acquisitions; oversight of collection database; and routine collections management tasks including repair and preservation.  Ideal candidates have demonstrated success working with museum collections, ability to work well with a team of employees, volunteers and interns, and importantly, the ability to independently manage multifaceted and fast paced projects.  Position is full-time and reports to the Deputy Chief Curator.

 

Application Close Date:  September 29th

 

Contact name and address: 

Bridget C. Coughlin,Deputy Chief Curator and Curator of Human Health

Denver Museum of Nature and Science

2001 Colorado Blvd, Denver, CO 80205-5798  Bridget.Coughlin@dmns.org


Curator/Museum Educator

Posted 7/26/06

The Greater Southwest Historical Museum, a regional history museum, located in Ardmore, Oklahoma, is seeking a qualified individual to care for its extensive collection and educational programs.  The successful candidate should have excellent communications and interpersonal skills and be adept at managing multiple projects and programs within a small staff environment.  Responsibilities include accessioning, caring for and exhibiting the museum’s artifacts, developing and supervising educational and outreach programming, and working in conjunction with the Director and staff to promote and enhance the museum.  Minimum requirements are a Bachelor’s Degree in history, museum studies or closely related field, Master’s Degree preferred, a strong curatorial background, and three to five years of experience as a curator of a history museum.  Salary and compensation package negotiable, includes two-bedroom house and paid utilities.  Resumes will be accepted until position filled.  Send cover letter, resume, and three professional references to:  Greater Southwest Historical Museum, Attn:  Michael Anderson, Director, 35 Sunset Drive, Ardmore, OK 73401. Or email to  anderson-gshm@cableone.net.  Visit our website:  www.gshm.org/


MUSEUM EXHIBITS TECHNICIAN

Posted 7/24/06


Sternberg Museum of Natural History, Hays, KS.  State civil service position. Full time with benefits. $12.41 per hour. Sternberg Museum is a department of Fort Hays State University

DUTIES:
- Participates in the production and installation of all exhibit projects. This includes constructing and finishing cabinets and exhibit furniture, fabricating custom specimen mounts, creating original artwork, matting and framing artwork, fabricating interactive devices, producing and mounting exhibit graphics, molding and casting specimen reproductions, and creating diorama elements.
- Participates in exhibit design work as assigned.
- Conducts daily monitoring and maintenance of exhibits.
- Participates in the installation and dismantling of temporary exhibitions.
- Prepares specimens for exhibit using appropriate and conservationally sound techniques and materials.
- Responsible for proper use of various tools, equipment, and chemicals used for exhibit design and production.
- Fabricates custom equipment, tools, and jigs.
- Maintains production areas, tools, and equipment.

QUALIFICATIONS:
- Bachelor's degree in one of the natural sciences or in art, design, industrial arts, or theater production, with a strong interest and background in natural history. ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE IN MUSEUM WORK OR EXHIBIT PRODUCTION TECHNIQUES MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR EDUCATION.
- Exhibit production utilizes a wide variety of highly specialized techniques. Prior training in at least one of these techniques is required. Techniques include, but are not limited to, fine woodworking, machining, welding, molding and casting, fiberglass work, Plexiglas fabrication, electronics, technical theatre (lighting design, scenery production, etc), graphics production, drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, fossil preparation, and taxidermy.
- In-depth knowledge of exhibit fabrication and production techniques. Knowledge of construction trade, with skills in fine woodworking. Knowledge of conservation requirements of museum specimens. Strong aesthetic sense and meticulous attention to detail. Ability to work with others in a team environment and to function as "project leader" as assigned.
- At least 1 year experience in museum exhibit work (preferably in a natural history or science museum) or in exhibit production techniques.

TO APPLY:
Submit cover letter, transcript, and State of Kansas Employment Application to FHSU Personnel Office, 600 Park Street, Picken Hall Room 207, Hays, KS 67601 or on-line at http://jobs.ks.gov. 785-628-4462. AA/EOE.

Review of applications begins 07-31-2006.
POSITION WILL REMAIN OPEN UNTIL FILLED.


Curator of Art Exhibitions

Posted 7/20/06

The Curator of Art Exhibitions is responsible for the identification and implementation of new traveling art exhibition proposals for ExhibitsUSA, a program of the Visual Arts and Humanities division of Mid-America Arts Alliance. This position serves as a facilitator between M-AAA and all exhibition organizers, and requires the ability for clear, detailed, and timely communication.

Responsibilities: Major job duties include organizing exhibition proposals; coordinating exhibition development, budgets, and timelines; working with curators, lenders, and host institutions; and assisting with questions of exhibition content and tours. 

Qualifications   Advanced degree in art history, museum studies, or closely related field; three to five years experience in a museum gallery or other visual arts exhibition experience; demonstrated success with exhibitions and scholarly museum publications; and excellent written and verbal communication skills. 

Salary and Benefits: Mid-America Arts Alliance offers attractive and highly competitive salary and benefits including health, 401K, cafeteria and disability and life insurance.

Review of applicants will continue until the position is filled. Send letter of interest, resume, writing sample, three references, and salary requirements to: Sherrie Albert, Mid-America Arts Alliance, 2018 Baltimore, Kansas City, MO 64108, or e-mail to sherrie@maaa.org.


ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, OPERATIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS

Posted 7/10/06

An exciting opportunity exists at Washburn University’s Mulvane Art Museum for a dynamic, community-oriented individual.  Reporting to the Director/Chief Curator of the museum, the Associate Director is responsible for daily museum operations, the physical plant and its security, all outreach and publicity, maintaining the museum’s website, and working with the media throughout Eastern Kansas.  The employee will serve as liaison with the main museum support group, Friends of the Mulvane Art Museum, advising/assisting them in their periodic fund-raising activities.  The employee will also assist the Director in budget preparation and management, fundraising, grants identification and exhibition and related programming. 

Built in 1924 as the first freestanding art museum in Kansas, the Mulvane is completing its first major renovation since its founding.  The museum has four new galleries, 5,000 square feet of exhibition space and an upgraded art education complex.  It is scheduled to re-open in Fall, 2006.   The Mulvane is located on the spacious, attractive campus of Washburn University in the capital city of Kansas.  Washburn enjoys municipal support and is a state-assisted university with approximately 7,000 students enrolled in traditional undergraduate, two-year associate and professional graduate degree programs. 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:   Bachelor’s degree.  Experience managing the day-to-day operations of a museum facility, non-profit or corporate organization.  Ideal candidate will reflect experience in administration, communications, fundraising and ability to deal effectively with advisory/support groups.  

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:   Master’s Degree in Museum Studies or M.B.A. in Arts Management. 

Salary is mid to upper $30K.with an excellent fringe benefits package.  Submit a letter of application, resume, transcript(s), names and phone numbers of three professional references to Human Resources, 135 Morgan Hall, Washburn University, 1700 College, Topeka, Kansas 66621.  Review of applications has begun and will continue until a suitably qualified candidate is identified.  Visit Washburn University at http://www.washburn.edu.  To enrich education through diversity, Washburn University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Candidates from under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.  


EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

 Posted 6/21/06

Salary: Commensurate with experience.

Location: Hot Sulphur Springs, Colorado

Open until filled.

Employer: The Grand County Historical Association: Full-time – Exempt / Master’s degree preferred

The Grand County Historical Association seeks an energetic leader as the next Executive Director.  The association is a 501 (c) (3) and has three museums in separate parts of the county. The Cozens Ranch & Stage Stop Museum located in Fraser, CO was restored in 1987 and is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. The Pioneer Village Museum located in Hot Sulphur Springs, CO is a complex of pioneer buildings and is currently in the midst of a 5000 sq ft office/research/exhibit addition. The Heritage Park Museum located in Kremmling, CO is a complex of buildings depicting the early homesteaders. This location is in the process of adding xhibits along with separate pioneer buildings.

A full job description is available on the web site. Send cover letter, salary requirements, resume, and three professional references with contact information to: Search Committee, Grand County Historical Assn, PO Box 165, Hot Sulphur Springs, CO  80451

 


 

EDUCATION COORDINATOR

 Posted 8/8/06

The Smoky Hill Museum is a regional history museum located in the heart of downtown Salina, Kansas, and housed in an Art Deco building constructed in 1938.  Originally Salina’s United States Post Office, the building and its stylized exterior relief figures, which flank the entrance, are on the National Register of Historic Places.

The Smoky Hill Museum is accredited by the American Association of Museums (AAM) and is a division of the Salina Arts & Humanities Commission, a department of the City of Salina.

This position will oversee all aspects of the Museum’s education program development. Primary responsibilities include planning, implementation & assessment of educational initiatives & activities in the Museum & community; working productively with staff, colleagues, volunteers, schools & community. A bachelor’s degree in history, education, or a related field, & three (3) years experience in museum education or related field.  Pay range is $28,787 -38,709 per year. Starting salary is dependent upon qualifications & experience. An application is required and accepted at Human Resources Department, 300 West Ash, Room 200, P.O. Box 736, Salina, KS  67402-0736. Application form and additional information available from the City of Salina web site, www.salina-ks.gov  Resume and cover letter may be included with completed application. For further information please contact the Human Resources Department via e-mail at human.resources@salina.org or by telephone at 785-309-5710. Application deadline: Thursday, September 28, 2006.  EOE


CURATOR OF EXHIBITS

Posted 8/8/06

 

The Smoky Hill Museum is a regional history museum located in the heart of downtown Salina, Kansas, and housed in an Art Deco building constructed in 1938. Originally Salina’s United States Post Office, the building and its stylized exterior relief figures, which flank the entrance, are on the National Register of Historic Places.

The Smoky Hill Museum is accredited by the American Association of Museums (AAM) and is a division of the Salina Arts & Humanities Commission, a department of the City of Salina.

Responsibilities include designing, developing, writing scripts, fabricating, & installing major & temporary exhibits; designing & producing graphics & promotional materials; & administering planning & management of projects & budgets. Must have excellent oral & written communications skills; be a team player with an appreciation of the museum as an integral part of a progressive cultural community; & demonstrate a working knowledge of exhibit design, fabrication techniques, & computer graphics. Qualifications:  B.A. in history, museum studies, design, or related field, with three (3) years’ experience in graphic design, exhibition, & project management. Pay range is $28,787 – 38,709 per year. Starting salary is dependent upon qualifications & experience. An application is required and accepted at Human Resources Department, 300 West Ash, Room 200, P.O. Box 736, Salina, KS  67402-0736. Application form and additional information available from the City of Salina web site, www.salina-ks.gov  Resume and cover letter may be included with completed application. For further information please contact the Human Resources Department via e-mail at human.resources@salina.org or by telephone at 785-309-5710. Application deadline: Thursday, September 28, 2006.  EOE

 


Executive Director

Posted 7/26/06

Ellen Noel Art Museum, an AAM-accredited art museum in West Texas seeks energetic and experienced museum administrator to work with board of trustees, dedicated staff and enthusiastic volunteers.  The successful candidate should have at least 5 years museum experience and Masters degree in Museum Studies, Art History or Studio Art.  The director has oversight responsibility for the museum's programming and resources which include: sophisticated facility, an expanding collection of American Art, an active exhibit schedule, education programs for all ages and a growing endowment.

The committee is looking for a person with excellent communication skills and a passion for art.  Knowledge of finance, development and fund-raising are essential.  Salary commensurate with experience.

For more information about the museum visit http://www.noelartmuseum.org

Interested candidates should send cover letter, resume and names of three references by October 31, 2006, to:

Ellen Noel Art Museum Search Committee

c/o Blake Hansen, Board President

4001 E. 42nd St., Suite 200

Odessa, Texas 79762

bhansen@rkmfirm.com


Director

Posted 7/18/06

The Bradford Washburn American Mountaineering Museum seeks a museum director. The museum director will coordinate both the renovation of the space and the design, as well as the fabrication and installation of the exhibits.  Upon opening, the director will assume operational duties. The venture seeks a director who possesses a distinguished record of professional service, as well as superior leadership, organizational management, as well as marketing, fund raising and fiscal skills. The director will serve as a community leader and will promote the museum locally, regionally, and nationally.   Salary: Full time salary is negotiable depending on experience. Full health care benefits and paid vacation included. 

Closing Date: August 25th.  To Apply: Application materials including a letter of interest, detailed resume including salary history, and names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three (3) professional references.  Application should be submitted to Kristy Judd at juddk@cmc.org, or by mail at:  Executive Director, The Colorado Mountain Club, 710 10th Street, Suite 200, Golden, Colorado 80401    No phone calls please.  For more information: www.cmc.org/about/employment.aspx


Project Director

Posted 7/15/06

The Durango Discovery Museum, a non-profit 501(c)(3) project of the Children’s Museum of Durango, seeks a director and coordinator of the project. The Museum has completed restoration and reclamation work and is in the process of planning a capital campaign to convert a historic power plant to an interactive science museum.  The Director will plan and implement a capital campaign and will provide significant support to the Board of Directors in implementing fundraising for operations support.  The Director will oversee administrative functions including financial management of organization funds, grant writing, grant reporting, scheduling of meetings with the board and volunteers and community relations. A complete job description and more information on the Discovery Museum are available at http://www.durangodiscovery.org/ 

Requirements: Previous non-profit and capital campaign management experience. Working knowledge of museum operations, science museums and technology programs are desirable. 

Closing Date and Application: Application should be sent to info@durangodiscovery.org, or 1075 Main Ave, Durango, CO., 81301 before July 31. Position is open until filled.


Chief Executive Officer

Posted 6/30/06  

Denver Botanic Gardens (DBG), founded in 1951, is comprised 23 acres in Denver as well as three satellites: Chatfield, a 750-acre wildlife and native plant refuge in Littleton; Mount Goliath, a high altitude trail and interpretive site on the Mount Evans Scenic Byway; and Centennial Gardens, a five-acre formal garden in downtown Denver.  The Gardens serve as a display garden as well as a living laboratory for education and plant conservation. A 42 member Board of Trustees governs DBG and there are more than 90 full-time employees and 1,100 volunteers.  The operating budget and endowment are approximately $9 million and $14 million respectively. 

We seek a proven leader with a successful track record of innovation, strong management skills and fiscal integrity who has vision and passion for conservation, natural habitats and research. The person we seek should demonstrate a balance between management acumen and creative thinking. Reporting to and working with the Board of Trustees, this position is the key implementor of the mission of DBG particularly in regard to furthering DBG’s role as a leader in Rocky Mountain horticulture as well as the Gardens’ interest in conserving a sustainable environment through conservation and restoration of native habitats.  The CEO will also be responsible for providing leadership around the planning, management, implementation and administration of programs and facilities including increasing revenues, addressing critical infrastructure needs and expanding programming and outreach.

For more information on DBG and this position please see http://www.kittleman.net/job_listings2005/job_detail.asp?ID=1309. The review of credentials will begin immediately and will continue until the Board of Trustees has made its selection.  Applications, nominations and requests for further information are to be directed to:

Rhyan Mary Zweifler

Principal

Kittleman & Associates, LLC

300 S. Wacker Drive, Suite 1710

Chicago, IL 60606

(312) 986-1166

rzweifler@kittleman.net 

Denver Botanic Gardens is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.  Applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.

www.botanicgardens.org


 

 

 

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