Assistant Collections Manager (Full Time) Chicago IL
Chicago Academy of Sciences/Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
Department: Biology – Collections
Reporting to the Director of Collections, the Assistant Collections Manager assists with the management, preservation, and accessibility of the collections. This position will continue specimen data migration from the scientific and teaching collections into Arctos (, our online digital collections management system and may assist with other institutional digital initiatives.
This position is stationed at CAS/PNNM’s off-site collections facility in the Ravenswood neighborhood and conducts work periodically at the Nature Museum in Lincoln Park. Regular schedule is Tuesday through Saturday.
Full posting here.
Who We Are. The Chicago Academy of Sciences / Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum (CAS/PNNM) has a history of connecting people with nature and science for over 160 years. Originally founded as an institution of scientific discourse and learning between scientists and nature enthusiasts, we continue to build on our legacy of natural history exploration and education at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum through immersive exhibits, critical conservation and research initiatives, public engagement and education programming. Our mission is to create a positive relationship between people and nature through collaborations, education, research and collections, exhibitions and public forums to grow our region’s urban connection to the world of nature and science.
The natural history collections are interdisciplinary and consist of 300,000 specimens and artifacts from zoological and earth science disciplines to cultural heritage items that date from the 1830s to the present. The archives include institutional records, manuscript collections, and a photography collection. The library is focused on the natural sciences and includes monographs and serials. Find out more at
How To Apply. Please send your cover letter and resume in MS Word or PDF format, with three references, to: No phone calls please. Only qualified candidates will be contacted.
The Chicago Academy of Sciences/Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Please quote Global Museum Jobs in your application. Posted January 17th


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Museum Educators Catskill, NY
Thomas Cole National Historic Site
The Thomas Cole National Historic Site seeks part-time or full-time museum educators to conduct guided tours, lead school programs, be a gallery attendant and participate in other visitor activities at the historic site from late April through October 2018. The work schedule is flexible. Mandatory training sessions will also take place in early-mid April, dates TBD.
The position pays $11 per hour. The position also includes free admission to a variety of educational programs and events. The position offers the opportunity to join a dynamic team at a beautiful historic site in Catskill, New York, in the scenic Hudson Valley.
• Conduct guided tours of the home and studios of Thomas Cole, and be a gallery attendant in Thomas Cole’s New Studio
• Facilitate interactive and hands-on learning for site visitors, school groups, and other audiences using a variety of teaching techniques in a confident and professional manner
• Lead activities at various events
• Provide back-up in the Visitor Center to cover lunches, and as needed
• Participate in regular group discussions to brainstorm innovative methods of historic site interpretation
• Work with the staff across departments on special projects as designated by the education manager
Qualifications: The position requires a natural ability and comfort with speaking in front of a group, a passion for learning about history, and the desire to communicate this knowledge and passion with others. The candidate must have a flexible schedule that allows for occasional weekend work, and be a team player that enjoys being with people and can handle many different kinds of situations with a smile. It is critical that the candidate be punctual, reliable, and responsible, as well as open to feedback and new ideas. The position requires moderate physical activity including climbing stairs and moving about the historic site in hot summers and cool spring and fall weather.
Application must include:
• Brief letter of introduction describing your interest in the educator position
• Resumé
• References: Include names and full contact information for 3 professional/academic references
To Apply: Please submit above materials – as PDF files – to the education manager, Heather Paroubek via email: No phone calls please.
Deadline to submit is March 2, 2017.
Please quote Global Museum Jobs in your application. Posted January 17th

Executive Director Laurel, MD
Laurel Historical Society
The Laurel Historical Society, a small community history organization in Laurel, Maryland, seeks a energetic, creative, and goal-oriented leader to serve as Executive Director.
About the Laurel Historical Society:
The Laurel Historical Society (LHS) operates the Laurel Museum in an 1840s mill workers building which is owned by the City of Laurel. The LHS works to preserve the cultural and historical heritage of Laurel. Its holdings include a substantial collection of artifacts, photographs, documents, and ephemera related to the history of Laurel. The Laurel Museum has an exhibit which changes each year, a research library, Diven’s Den (an interactive discovery area), and a museum shop. The LHS holds approximately 10-15 programs a year, including two STEM-based summer camps. Strong partnerships within the community are vital to the organization.
Job Description:
The primary responsibilities of the Executive Director are the management of the LHS, which includes operation of the Laurel Museum, and the management of the LHS Collection. In conjunction with the Board of the LHS and its Executive Committee, the Executive Director undertakes long- and short-range planning, policy development, budget preparation and monitoring, and development of LHS programs and services. The Executive Director manages a part-time assistant and approximately 60-70 volunteers who serve as docents and on established committees that support the core work of the organization. The Executive Director represents the LHS in the community, participates in events which increase awareness of Laurel history and of the LHS, expands community outreach, and performs duties which foster donation of relevant artifacts and funds to the LHS.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities of the Executive Director:
- Supervises Paid and Volunteer Staff: Identifies, assigns, and supervises work of the paid part-time assistant and the volunteer staff. Assures that all are appropriately trained and adequate staffing is maintained to meet the LHS needs and objectives. Creates a congenial atmosphere and environment conducive for recruiting and retaining volunteers.
- Financial records, Reports, and Proposals: Performs ongoing daily financial management as well as long-term planning and reporting. Works with the Board of Directors to develop a yearly budget for the LHS. Oversees bookkeeper; works with bookkeeper and treasurer to maintain all financial records and conduct a yearly review.
- Planning: Responsible for strategic planning, as well as creating long-term, short-term, and annual goals and objectives for the organization.
- Exhibits: Works with the Exhibits Committee to develop and implement exhibits for the Laurel Museum and off-site venues.
- Collection: Works with the Collections Committee to ensure items donated to the LHS are appropriately reviewed, accessioned, conserved, preserved, and cataloged.
- Community Outreach: Develops programs, community activities, and appropriate meetings which further the mission of the LHS and benefit the community
- Website, Promotion and Publicity: Promotes LHS and Museum events and activities. Keeps website current.
- Membership: Works to increase membership numbers and member benefits, and maintains LHS member records on PastPerfect.
- Development: Sets goals for all major fundraising efforts, tracks totals, and reports to appropriate committees. Works with special event committees (e.g. Gala, Holiday House Tour) to create sponsorship levels as well as solicit and process donations.
- Grants: Identifies grant opportunities and works to develop government, non-profit, and foundation grants to support the operations of the LHS. Responsible for appropriate monitoring of grants and required reporting.
- Records: Keeps electronic records in an orderly and accessible system and monitors regular file back-up. Maintains hard-copy files in an organized manner.
- Facilities, Supplies and Equipment: Coordinates maintenance of the museum building, grounds, and equipment, and provides for safe and reliable operation of the Laurel Museum. Maintains adequate supplies for LHS and Museum operation within budget parameters.
- Museum Operations and Visitor Services: Regularly meets with Assistant to the Director to oversee coordination of all Museum functions and services. Provides oversight and support as needed to the Assistant, who schedules group tours and coordinates volunteer staffing for regular open hours as well as special tours and events. May conduct some tours and educational programs. Maintains records related to utilization of the Museum.
- Museum Shop: Provides final oversight on shop purchases, timing of shop activities, and setting of prices for the shop.
- Professional Development: Participates in educational activities and museum associations to keep abreast of the latest development in small museum and historical society management.
Skills and Expertise Required:
- Supervisory skills, especially as relevant to a volunteer staff, financial, and administrative management of an organization
- Ability to serve as an articulate spokesperson for the LHS
- Experience in development and fundraising, including foundation and government grants as well as corporate and private donations; demonstrated ability to develop partnerships and identify creative solutions
- Financial record-keeping skills
- Knowledge of Museum Professional policies, issues, and strategies
- Familiarity with PC environment and knowledge of the following applications: MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, PastPerfect, QuickBooks, and Dropbox; knowledge of G Suite helpful
- Adept at Social Media, especially Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
- Interpersonal and team interaction skills; ability to work with a diverse community and with standing and ad hoc committees
- Ability to meet the physical demands of working and transporting materials in an historic building with non-standard stairs
The Executive Director will have a relevant bachelor's degree and 3-5 years' work in a related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience, demonstrating ability required to support a non-profit organization and manage service for a small historical society and museum staffed primarily with volunteers.
Location: The Executive Director will be based at the Laurel Museum in Laurel, Maryland.
Salary: This is a full time, salaried position, salary range $40,000-$50,000 DOE, which requires some weekend and evening hours. The work schedule is flexible and some duties may be performed
from home.
Closing date: February 2, 2018
To Apply: Please submit cover letter and resume to: with Executive Director in the subject line. No phone inquiries please.
Please quote Global Museum Jobs in your application. Posted January 13th

Interpretation and Archives Research Associate Joshua Tree National Park, CA
Great Basin Institute / Joshua Tree National Park
In cooperation with the National Park Service Joshua Tree National Park (JOTR), the Great Basin Institute is recruiting one Interpretation and Archives Research Associate (RA) to assist with public history interpretation and museum curation projections. The range of duties will include producing descriptive and multi-media packages for public education on cultural resources topics, as well as archive processing and other museum curation projects.
Full posting here.
How to Apply:
Please follow the link to apply directly through our online portal.
We conform to all the laws, statutes, and regulations concerning equal employment opportunities and affirmative action. We strongly encourage women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply to all of our job openings. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, age, disability status, Genetic Information & Testing, Family & Medical Leave, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We prohibit Retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer or the government, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint or otherwise oppose discrimination.
Please quote Global Museum Jobs in your application. Posted January 12th

Deco Clocks

Camp Operations Lead Seattle, WA
Seatte Aquarium
Posted: Open to internal and external applicants
Reports to: School and public programs manager and public programs coordinator
Status: Non-exempt/hourly. This is a temporary position. One position open.
Dates needed: June 1, 2017–August 29, 2017
Posting expires: Open until filled.
Hours of work: Must be committed to all set dates/times:
• June 1–August 29, M–F, 8am–5pm
• All camp staff get July 3–4 off.
• May be scheduled 7am–8pm for three select field site dates: 7/14, 7/28 and 8/11.
About the Seattle Aquarium: The Seattle Aquarium is owned by the City of Seattle and under nonprofit management. The Aquarium currently serves over 825,000 visitors and 40,000 schoolchildren and their teachers annually. Guided by its mission of Inspiring Conservation of Our Marine Environment, the Seattle Aquarium has a realistic plan for phased growth based on record-setting attendance, membership and fundraising growth, an energized board of directors and professional management. The current annual budget is $16 million.
Position overview: The camp operations lead (COL) will work with a professional team of marine educators to provide summer camps serving approximately 350 youth and their families in summer 2017. The COL must quickly establish and build positive relationships with summer program staff, volunteers, campers, families and our partner programs. This allows the COL to easily integrate into any program position when necessary. Each day varies greatly. Willingness to adapt from office tasks to interacting with adults and instructing classes with ages from Pre-K to teens is essential.
Full posting here.
Pay and benefits: $16.50, for a maximum of 530 hours; June 1 –August 29. Temporary staff are not eligible for benefits but accrue paid sick time.
How to apply: The Seattle Aquarium is a progressive, equal opportunity employer that values a diverse workforce. All candidates are encouraged to apply by sending a résumé and one-page letter detailing interest and relevant experience to Application review will begin immediately.
Note: Must pass a background check to be eligible for this position.
Please quote Global Museum Jobs in your application. Posted January 12th

Museum Registrar Morgantown WV
Art Museum of of West Virginia University
The Art Museum in the College of Creative Arts at West Virginia University is seeking applications for a Museum Registrar. This position is responsible for cataloging works of art in the museum collection, managing the collection database system (TMS), creating reports. The Museum Register will also maintain all records and images related to the collection; conduct collection and location inventories; prepare incoming and outgoing loans, insurance and donor documents; handle, pack, and ship artwork; and all related registration activities in accordance with professional standards.
Located on WVU’s Evansdale Campus, the Art Museum (24,650 sq ft) opened August 25, 2015, alongside the Museum Education Center with a mission to create a welcoming and stimulating educational environment for diverse audiences to experience the transformative power of art. The Museum’s educational programs and exhibits engage visitors in active learning across the disciplines. The Nath Sculpture Garden was dedicated in fall 2016, and features seven sculptures created by artists from China, Zimbabwe and the United States. The museum’s Art Collection includes paintings, prints, works on paper, sculpture, and ceramics and totals more than 3,000 works of art that are international in scope.
In order to be successful in this position, the ideal candidate will:
- Create and enter accurate and complete object collection documents.
- Update collection records on a monthly basis.
- Inspect works of art and complete condition reports in a timely manner.
- Prepare reports on collection for exhibits, grants and other uses as requested.
- Organize packing and shipping of works of art.
- Conduct regular collection and location inventories.
- Prepare deed of gift and loan documents promptly.
- Communicate appropriately with donors and lenders.
- Uphold confidentiality.
- Participate actively in the Collections Committee.
- Maintain a current and detailed Facilities Report.
- Contribute updates to Emergency/Disaster Preparedness Plan with Facilities Manager.
- Monitor environmental conditions in exhibit galleries and art storage areas.
- Master’s degree in museum studies, library and information science, art history or a closely related field
- Three (3) years of experience in museum setting in museum registration or collections management
- Experience in working with a collections database (TMS preferred)
- Experience in working with digital images and PhotoShop
- Ability to work effectively as an individual and collegially with other Museum and University staff
- Knowledge of current standards and best practices in museum registration, procedures for acquisitions, deaccessions and loans, fine arts insurance, risk management, documentation, art handling, and packing and shipping art
- Knowledge of legal and ethical issues related to academic museum art collections
- Knowledge of federal and state laws and other regulations regarding collections
- Knowledge and ability to examine works of art and produce accurate condition reports
- Basic knowledge of conservation principles
- Background check
- Driver's license will be needed to transport works of art
- Resume
- Cover letter
- Three professional references
- Physical requirements include the ability to lift 40 pounds
Apply here.
Please quote Global Museum Jobs in your application. Posted January 12th

Animal Keeper Hilton Head Island, SC
Coastal Discovery Museum
The Animal Keeper contributes to the success the Coastal Discovery Museum’s programs by assuring the best possible care and welfare for animals in the collection, particularly as it pertains to daily animal care and well-being. Incumbent will work with our current marine invertebrates, fish, and various amphibians and reptiles including snakes, turtles, and alligators. As time and resources allow, we also anticipate adding heritage breed livestock to our 68 acre property.
The Animal Keeper needs to be meticulous in the cleaning and maintenance of animal environments and the preparation of animal diets. The Keeper must demonstrate excellent observation skills in ensuring animal health and welfare, but should also possess excellent communications skills as they will also do public speaking for animal presentations, open houses, and school programs.
Position is part-time, 20 hours per week, $15.00 per hour.
Please submit cover letter, resume, and names of three references to
Please quote Global Museum Jobs in your application. Posted January 11th

Museum Administrative Assistant Hyattsville, MD
We are looking for someone who has worked in a Museum. Duties are as followed but not limited to:
Welcome and greet clients and office guests
Support office staff and executives with general operational tasks
Plan and schedule meetings, presentations, and other office related events
Suggest changes to office task workflow to improve efficiency
Answer phones in a professional manner
Direct calls to appropriate persons or take detailed messages
Answer and send out faxes as needed
Reserve conference spaces for meetings
Schedule travel arrangements
Send reminders regarding upcoming appointments
Manage communication of information in and out of the office
Type out correspondence letters, emails, memos, etc. (paper and electronic)
Assist in preparation of presentation materials
Monitor and maintain office equipment
Repair or replace malfunctioning equipment and hire technicians when required
Monitor office supplies; order and re-stock as needed
Ensure office is kept clean and organized at all times
Run out-of-office errands for executives
Maintain positive and professional staff and client relationships
Working hours: 8-5
1-3 years of experience as an Administrative Assistant
Experience in a Museum
Knowledge of Museum guidelines and rules
Customer service oriented
Apply here.
Please quote Global Museum Jobs in your application. Posted January 11th

JHU Masters

Collections Curator Duxbury, MA
The Art Complex Museum
Art Complex Museum, Duxbury seeks full-time Collections Curator to collaborate with staff of 12 on exhibition, interpretation, conservation, enhancement, and scholarship of esteemed collection of American and Asian art, and to carry forward founding family’s legacy. Opportunity to develop significant collections-based exhibitions. MA in collection-related field. Minimum 5 years’ curatorial experience. Thrives working at small museum. Excellent written, speaking, listening skills. Full qualifications/how to apply here.
Apply by 2/22/18 to EOE. Nominations welcome.
Please quote Global Museum Jobs in your application. Posted January 11th

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Museum Volunteers Coordinator Kansas City, MO
The Nelson Gallery Foundation
To facilitate the activities of all museum volunteers by providing broad administrative support to the museum’s volunteer program and serving as a key staff liaison between volunteers and the museum.
Full posting here.
Preferred Requirements:
Experience with Volgistics volunteer data management software
Experience working in a non-profit environment working with volunteers
Ability to be flexible about work schedule in case temporary or permanent adjustments need to be made to schedule.
Physical Demands:
While performing the duties of this job, the coordinator is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The coordinator must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color visions, peripheral vision, and depth perception. Must also be physically capable of traveling and operating a motor vehicle.
Diversity and Inclusion:
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art is committed to fostering, cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity and inclusion. Our staff and volunteers are among our most valuable assets. The collective sum of the individual differences, life experiences, knowledge, inventiveness, innovation, self-expression, unique capabilities and talent that our staff and volunteers invest in their work represents a significant part of not only our culture, but our reputation and achievement as well.
We embrace and encourage our staffs’ and volunteers’ differences in age, color, disability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, language, national origin, physical and mental ability, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, veteran status, and other characteristics that make us unique.
We firmly support the principle and philosophy of equal opportunity for all individuals, regardless of age, race, gender, creed, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other protected category pursuant to applicable federal, state or local law.
Please quote Global Museum Jobs in your application. Posted January 11th

Development Assistant San Francisco, CA
Museum of Craft and Design
Reports to: Development Manager
Status: Full-time, non-exempt; some nights and weekends required
Under the supervision of the Development Manager, the Development Assistant assists with the administrative coordination of the Museum of Craft and Design’s development department and membership program. The Development Assistant maintains the museum’s donor database, accurately processing all gifts and participating in activities designed to attain and retain membership.
Primary Responsibilities:
- Serves as primary point person for inquiries regarding membership including current and prospective members via phone, email, at museum events and in the community
- Collects and enters development data in the Altru donor-base system, accurately processing donations, membership dues, and payments for fundraisers, member tours and member travel while promptly updating inconsistencies, missing, or incorrect data
- Coordinates and composes all acknowledgement correspondences for gifts and memberships in a prompt manner, routing them for review, signing and mailing
- Prepares membership welcome correspondence, cards and member benefit packages
- In partnership with Development Manager, coordinates member renewal, upgrades, acquisition efforts and membership drives
- Coordinates printing and mailing activities for membership and development efforts
- Ensures timely and accurate acknowledgement and fulfillment of member benefits
- Assists in preparation of membership and development reports for Board and Committee meetings and as requested, maintaining a high level of confidentiality
- Monitors progress toward revenue goals, providing reports for department, Board, Executive Director and Associate Director
- Liaises with Development Manager and Business Director to ensure smooth processing of donations, gifts, and membership and that payments are delivered to the Business Director in a timely manner
- Maintains records for development department budget and tracks membership and development fundraising goals
- Ensures daily best practices and policies associated with member, donor and prospect management; maintains security, accuracy and integrity of database and patron information
- Assist Development Manager in coordination of special fundraising events, including galas and auctions and development related cultivation events
- Assists with on-going membership and visitor evaluation projects and actively assists in building positive relationships with members and guests on and offsite
Additional Responsibilities:
- Implements, enters, and tracks grant awards and necessary reports in partnership with the Executive Director and Associate Director
- Implements and maintains effective paper and electronic record management for grants
- Additional duties as required
Required Skills and Knowledge:
- Bachelor's degree and 1-3 years-experience with development database systems, or an equivalent combination of training and experience; experience with Altru or Blackbaud software a plus
- Demonstrated organizational skills and ability to balance priorities and meet deadlines promptly in a fast-paced office
- Ability to appropriately handle sensitive information and communications with members, donors and stakeholders with integrity, confidentiality and accuracy
- Excellent written and oral communication skills; possess strong writing, detail editing, and proofreading skills
- Highly proficient in the use of computers and software applications including database management; willingness and ability to learn new applications
- Possesses excellent interpersonal skills, initiative, sound judgment, positive attitude, and ability to work independently as well as in a team environment
- Familiarity with non-profit arts organizations a plus
How to Apply"
The Museum of Craft and Design is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse work environment. Please send resume and cover letter to, or mail to 2569 Third St, San Francisco, CA 94107. No phone calls please. Due to the anticipated number of applicants, only those candidates selected for further review will be contacted. The position will be open until filled.
Please quote Global Museum Jobs in your application. Posted January 9th

Educator for Interpretation Nashville, TN
Frist Center
(Full Time, Exempt)
Job Summary: The Educator of Interpretation develops, supports, and coordinates a range of in-house interpretation that facilitates visitor engagement with exhibitions. Responsibilities include the supervision of the Educator for Public Programs in the development and management of public programs for adults; development of in-gallery interpretive resources, which includes the development and management of the docent program, research and writing exhibition audio tours, developing content for the Frist Center’s app, and other exhibition-related interpretive materials as appropriate in collaboration with curatorial department. Education programs, materials, interpretation, and tours are created for the diverse communities of Middle Tennessee to encourage life-long learning by visitors of all abilities and to encourage the use of the Frist Center as a resource for the arts and humanities. The target audience includes everyone from the novice to the connoisseur. The Educator of Interpretation will work collaboratively within the department of education, across the institution, and with other community organizations as appropriate. Some weekends and evenings are required.
Full posting here.
Please quote Global Museum Jobs in your application. Posted January 6th

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Director of Academic Initiatives Durham, NC
Nasher Museum of Art
Duke University
Position Summary: The Director of Academic Initiatives is responsible for the development, implementation, and oversight of academic initiatives that enhance the Nasher’s contribution to the University’s academic agenda. Collaborating with faculty across campus, the Director of Academic Initiatives encourages the meaningful participation of the Nasher and its collection and exhibitions in graduate and undergraduate curricula. This includes the administration of the Concentration in Museum Theory and Practice in collaboration with the department of Art, Art History, and Visual Studies (AAHVS). This position oversees the work of the Assistant Curator of Academic Initiatives, the Student Outreach and Membership Coordinator and Graduate Teaching Assistants. This position may also oversee one of the museums special collection areas. The Director of Academic Initiatives reports to the Director of the museum.
Full posting here.
To apply:
Please send cover letter and CV to Carolyn W. Watson, HR Specialist, Nasher Museum of Art
Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.
Please quote Global Museum Jobs in your application. Posted January 6th

Romare Bearden Graduate Museum Fellowship Saint Louis, MO
Saint Louis Art Museum
The Romare Bearden Graduate Museum Fellowship is a 12-month museum fellowship that seeks outstanding candidates from backgrounds historically underrepresented in professional positions at art museums and who are more representative of the growing diversity of the American people. The cross-departmental position gives beginning professionals opportunities to work with various departments including possible assignments in research, public programming, interpretive materials development, marketing, curatorial and audience development. Specific assignments are tailored to the Museum’s needs and the Fellow’s skills and interests.
Deadline: March 23, 2018
Online submissions only:
Please quote Global Museum Jobs in your application. Posted January 6th

Collections Assistant (Part-Time, Temporary) Hagerstown, MD
Washington County Museum of Fine Arts
Position Summary:
The Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Hagerstown, MD is seeking a Collections Assistant to help with a collections move of approximately 1200 objects, including ethnographic objects, decorative glass and ceramic objects. This project is being funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
Duties & Responsibilities:
Working with the WCMFA staff, the Collections Assistant will assist with art handling and packing for moving, updating object locations in the database, assembling storage containers and moving objects to the new storage area. Other related duties such as photography may be included.
- Bachelor’s Degree in art history, studio art, museum studies or other related field.
- Demonstrated, practical knowledge of museum object handling.
- Knowledge of museum registration methods.
- Familiarity of word processing and database software, especially PastPerfect Museum Software.
- Attention to detail.
- Ability to work with others.
- Ability to stand for prolonged periods, reach, climb ladders, and lift and carry up to 40 pounds.
Time frame:
This position begins immediately and is part-time and temporary. The position is not eligible for benefits. This position is 12 hours/week for 24 weeks at $20.00/hour. There will be interruptions in the schedule. The project end date is September 2018.
Application process:
Washington County Museum of Fine Arts is an equal opportunity employer. Please submit applications by email including cover letter and résumé to Successful candidate will be subject to background, drug, credit and reference checks. Application will be open until filled.
Please quote Global Museum Jobs in your application. Posted January 5th

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Executive Director Bloomington, IL
McLean County Museum of History
Full Time
Closes: Feb 27, 2018
About: The Museum has 17 employees and over 180 volunteers, and has received several awards in the past for exhibits and preservation projects. It is among the 3% of U.S. museums that is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.
For more information, visit our web site at
Overview: Within the concurrence and oversight of the Board of Directors, establishes policies and procedures to ensure the successful operation of the McLean County Museum of History. The Museum is operated by the McLean County Historical Society, an Illinois not-for-profit corporation (“Society”). Primary duties include oversight and personal involvement in Staff/Volunteer management; financial oversight; fund raising; board and donor interaction; and community representation of the Museum.
Position Requirements:
1) At least three year’s experience working in a Museum or for a related Not-For Profit.
2) Should possess basic skills developed from college level education, formal training courses, and past job experience.
3) Should possess strong management and leadership skills.
4) Able to balance the handling of multiple projects and operating issues concurrently.
5) Strong verbal communication skills. Able to interact diplomatically with people of all levels of age, status, and education. Good presentation skills.
6) Strong written communication skills—able to prepare high quality reports, letters, and marketing materials.
7) Strong technical skills. Working knowledge of common programs such as Word, Excel, Power Point and Quick Books.
8) Experience in budget preparation.
9) Some knowledge in contract negotiations and administration, to include insurance, leases, and vendor contracts.
10) Should possess a commitment to continual education and personal improvement.
11) Should constantly exhibit enthusiasm for our mission, high integrity, and a strong work ethic.
Salary and Benefits:
This position includes a competitive salary, employee health coverage, and a flexible work environment.
If interested in this position, qualified candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and two letters of reference to the attention of Bill Zimmerman, McLean County Historical Society president, at 200 N. Main Street, Bloomington, IL 61701 or the email contact listed.
Please quote Global Museum Jobs in your application. Posted January 5th

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Visitor Service and Event Manager
Ilwaco, WA
Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum
Part Time
Closes: Jan 22, 2018
The Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum is looking for an energetic and creative person to become our new Visitor Service and Event Manager. The successful candidate will oversee the operations of the Museum store, facilitate and supervise the facility rentals and help with the Museum’s events. This is a part-time (20 hour per week) position Thursday – Saturday. Salary range $11.50 – $12.50 per hour.
Electronic submissions are encouraged, please visit our website at for a full job description. It is suggested that a PDF compiled with the requested information be submitted. While it is planned for the new person to be in place by February 2018, start date is negotiable for the right candidate. Active review of submitted applications will begin January 23, but applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. Application package should include: a cover letter, resume and up to three references (either reference letter or contact information for each reference). Please send to: (Betsy Millard, Executive Director).
Please quote Global Museum Jobs in your application. Posted January 5th

Research Coordinator Kirksville, MO
The Museum of Osteopathic Medicine
Museum Overview: The Museum of Osteopathic Medicine and the International Center for Osteopathic History are dedicated to preserving the heritage of osteopathic medicine. Its mission is to “preserve and promote the history and tenets of osteopathy through collections and research to a global audience”. The collection of over 80,000 artifacts traces the roots of osteopathy, beginning with its founder, Dr. Andrew Taylor Still, and his establishment of the first osteopathic medical school in Kirksville, Missouri to its growth into a worldwide profession.
Position Description: Coordinate all research requests for the Museum, academic and genealogy, supply research resources and write text for Museum exhibits, publications, and external publications, organize and edit annual Museum newsletter, maintain the online and social media presence of the Museum, coordinate the Museum’s internship program and organize applications for all open Museum positions, and assist the Museum’s Assistant Director with collection inventory and digitization.
Position Responsibilities:
- Talking/corresponding with researchers to determine interests and needs, making judgments regarding scope and amount of assistance needed, identifying research resources, and completing the tasks requested by researchers.
- Handle reference services including reproduction requests, copyright inquiries, usage paperwork and fees, and billing for services provided.
- Provide bi-annual statistics on the type of research requested and the demographics of said researchers.
- Oversee the use of the International Center for Osteopathic History/Quinn Reading Room.
- Maintain and update the Museum’s Biographical Files research collection; approximately 12,000+ files on osteopathic physicians in the process of digitization.
- Create monthly Editorial Calendar for Museum’s social media posts on Facebook, 3 to 4 post per week, utilizing the Museum of Osteopathic Medicine artifact collection to educate and engage the Museum’s online patrons.
- Monitor comments on Museum’s social media platforms and respond to contacts made and questions posed.
- Serve in an advisory capacity to the Museum Director regarding Museum’s website structure, function, and design. Work with on-campus media services to make updates to Museum website.
- Enter accession and donor information into PastPerfect database management system, correlating all artifacts with the correct paper and database files, making sure all objects are properly marked, following museum standards, digitally photographed and compose concise descriptions of objects in database.
- Organize incoming applications, answer applicant questions, and serve on selection committee.
- Correspond with all applicants regarding selection and assist in completion of official hiring documentation.
- Assist with new staff member transition to the Museum community and City of Kirksville.
- Handle all presentations regarding the use of the Museum and its collection for research.
- Pull bi-annual reports for Museum Director and Vice President of University Advance regarding research requests as well as website statistics for use and engagement by patrons.
- Research topics for Museum exhibits and write text for at least one exhibit per year. Support exhibits staff with research resources for additional exhibit work.
- Oversee the publication of the Museum’s annual newsletter. Write articles for Museum newsletter and upon request write for A. T. Still University Communications & Marketing, national/international osteopathic groups, and other entities.
Position Details:
Duration/Hours: Full-time position, 40 hours per week, Federal Holidays, Vacation and Sick Leave
Pay: $30,000
Start Date: Flexible
Position Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree required; Master’s Degree in Museum Studies, History, or related field preferred. At least two years of related experience in the museum field. Must be proficient in PastPerfect software and have excellent skills in Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe Photoshop. Digital photography and scanning experience a plus. Basic understanding of collections management. Excellent written and verbal communications skills as well as organizational skills to manage large amounts of intricate research requests. Applicants must have strong interpersonal skills for daily interaction with Museum patrons in various forms. Knowledge of legal issues with regards to HIPAA laws a plus.
Application Deadline: February 2, 2018
Application Details: Send hard or electronic copy of cover letter and resume to:
A.T. Still University
Human Resources Department
800 West Jefferson
Kirksville, MO 63501
Questions about the position may be directed to:
Please quote Global Museum Jobs in your application. Posted January 5th

Mathematics Educator Manhattan, NY
National Museum of Mathematics
Full-time or Part-time
The National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath) is a growing institution that provides insight into the evolving, creative, human, and aesthetic nature of mathematics to a diverse audience of all ages. Its interactive exhibits and stimulating programs encourage inquiry, spark curiosity, and reveal the wonders of math. You can learn more about MoMath and its open positions at
MoMath is seeking creative, energetic math teachers to join its staff as Educators. The Educator role offers the opportunity for a teacher with strong formal K-12 classroom teaching experience to participate in one of America’s major efforts in mathematical outreach to students, teachers, and the public.
Part-time and full-time Educator positions are currently available. The full time position offers a full suite of benefits. The part-time position requires a minimum commitment of 2 mornings per week and is an excellent opportunity for an experienced math teacher to stay active in education. Both are ongoing roles, not summer engagements.
Full posting here.
To Apply:
Please email all of the following materials to with a subject line that includes “Educator” and your name:
1. A cover letter explaining how you meet the above criteria
2. A current résumé, including grade point averages
3. A 150- to 500-word statement describing your views on mathematics or a life experience you have had related to mathematics
Please quote Global Museum Jobs in your application. Posted January 5th

Executive Director Smithtown, NY
The Smithtown Historical Society
The Smithtown Historical Society seeks an energetic and dynamic Executive Director to take charge of the day-to-day operations of the Society. The Executive Director will be responsible for fiscal guidance and site management, as well as the oversight of planning, programming, budgeting, marketing, public relations, institutional advancement, recruitment, and development. The Director also serves as the supervisor of all full time and part-time employees and volunteers. The Director will report to and work directly with the Historical Society’s Board of Trustees. Working in partnership with the Board of Trustees, the Executive Director has responsibility for:
- Day-to-day operations of the Society, its properties and programs, supervision of professional, clerical and maintenance staff, all business functions and accounting, development and management of the annual operating budget.
- Ensuring that professional standards are developed and followed in the maintenance of the Society’s collections, buildings, and grounds.
- Serving as the Society’s representative and spokesperson in the community and with other community organizations; communicating directly with the Society’s members and the community at large through various written publications and through speaking engagements at events and programs.
- Supervising and coordinating established fundraising events, applying for grants, seeking corporate sponsorship, developing new sources of income for the Society, organizing and implementing annual giving and capital campaigns, maintaining membership records and dues, and encouraging new members to join the Historical Society.
The Historical Society is looking for an Executive Director who can manage the existing ambitious array of programming as well as someone who can seek out opportunities for growth and can find ways for the Society to expand its public, educational, and volunteer programs so that the history of Smithtown comes alive and remains meaningful for all the residents of Smithtown.
Job Requirements:
Successful candidates for the position of Executive Director must have:
- BA/BS degree and at least three years paid professional experience within a museum, historical society, or other not-for-profit setting. Masters degree or equivalent in non-profit or museum administration, museum studies or other relevant field preferred. A candidate with experience or familiarity in every facet of museum/historical society work is strongly preferred.
- Strong computer and Internet skills required with experience in development of web sites and web applications.
- Excellent communication skills, experience with grant writing, and the ability to speak and deal with a wide variety of people from varying backgrounds from the general public to the press to government officials.
- Experience in fundraising event management, marketing and communications, and knowledge of efficient and effective business practices.
- Proven experience as a team leader and team and community cultivator. Must be comfortable working closely with a small staff in a team-oriented atmosphere.
- Ability to be a flexible and resourceful problem solver.
- Proficient with the following computer programs/applications: Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Publisher, & PowerPoint), QuickBooks, PastPerfect, and Word Press Website templates.
Interested candidates should send their résumé, cover letter, and salary expectations to This vacancy will be open until filled, and it may close at any time. No phone inquiries, please.
Please quote Global Museum Jobs in your application. Posted December 30th

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Deadwood, SD
Deadwood History, Inc. (DHI) is currently seeking an Archivist. DHI is the nonprofit organization that oversees the operations of the Adams Museum, the Days of ’76 Museum, the Historic Adams House, and the Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center. DHI is located in Deadwood, South Dakota, in the heart of the beautiful Black Hills. Please visit our website to find out more.
Reports to: Executive Director
Summary of Position: Assist with inventorying, accessioning, cataloging, and reformatting of the archival collections at the Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center, and making those collections accessible to the public for research purposes.
Primary Responsibilities:
- Accession archival materials to include cataloging, tracking locations, and entering data into one of several databases.
- Create finding aids and indexes.
- Identify materials requiring conservation.
- Reformat materials when necessary.
- Scan and reproduce historic photographs and documents.
- Respond to requests for information.
- Assist staff with locating materials for use in exhibits and for research purposes.
- Assist with the production of publications.
Secondary Responsibilities:
- Assist with special programs sponsored by Deadwood History, Inc.
- Other duties as assigned.
Applicants must have a master’s degree in public history, information and library sciences, museum studies, or another appropriate field. One to two years of applicable work experience is preferred.
To apply for the position, please submit a cover letter, current resume, and the names and contact information for three references. Send by mail to Carolyn Weber, Deadwood History, Inc., P.O. Box 252, Deadwood, SD 57732, or send by e-mail to
Application Deadline: January 19, 2018.
Please quote Global Museum Jobs in your application. Posted December 29th

Administrative Assistant San Francisco, CA
Museum of Craft and Design
Reports to: Associate Director
Status: Full-time, non-exempt; 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Working closely with the Office of the Director, the Administrative Assistant oversees all aspects of administrative coordination and logistics for the Museum of Craft and Design. The Administrative Assistant’s primary role is to support the Executive Director, Associate Director, and Business Director, performing a variety of routine to complex administrative, clerical and office duties.
Primary Responsibilities
- Oversees day-to-day administrative needs of the museum’s office; serves as point person for general office procedures and interoffice communications
- Opens the administrative office daily, ensuring office and meeting spaces are prepared for the workday and upcoming meetings
- Manages the museum’s interoffice calendars; assists with organizing meetings, notifies attendees and sends reminders on behalf of the Executive Director and Associate Director
- Prepares agendas, correspondence, reports, and other requested documents as required by the Executive Director, Associate Director, and Business Director, maintaining a high level of confidentiality
- Assists in preparation for Board and Committee meetings; gathers staff, board, and community partnership reports for the Associate and Executive Director; provides administrative support for Board and Committee members as needed
- Gathers minutes from Board of Directors meetings for signatures and maintains electronic and hard-copy archives
- Organizes and prepares meeting spaces for conference calls and telecommunications, including logistical arrangements for domestic, international, and skype calls
- Organizes travel arrangements including airline, car, and hotel reservations for Office of Director and other staff as assigned
- Manages incoming and outgoing mail for the Museum and ensures mailing supplies are stocked
- Answers phones and manages incoming communications (email, phone, post) and directs to appropriate staff as needed; manages the email account for info@sfmcd
- Liaises with Business Director and Associate Director to ensure smooth processing of accounts payable/receivable, tax documents, payroll and staff leave
- Coordinates department expense reporting procedures; ensures invoices are reviewed and approved by Associate Director and delivered to the Business Director in a timely manner
- Implements and maintains effective management systems for the museum’s paper and electronic records, including accounting, insurance, contracts, etc.
- Manages Office of Director administrative office budget; ensures accurate and timely reporting
- Deposits all checks and cash, records deposits, manages petty cash
- In the absence of the Business Director, makes necessary payments as approved by senior staff
- Oversees and maintains inventory of office supplies
- Maintains printer supplies, printer ink, etc. in coordination with Operations and Special Events Manager
- Oversees daily upkeep of staff kitchen, refrigerators, and maintains inventory of utensils and serving goods
- Oversees inventory and budget for snacks and beverages for designated meetings (Board, Dev Com, etc.) and ensures meeting spaces are set in advance
- Answers doorbell for packages and welcomes visitors for appointments
Additional Responsibilities
- Provides administrative support for Visitor Services initiatives; logs comment cards, adds and maintains emails from FOH sign-up sheet in the museum’s donor database, removes unsubscribed emails from database
- Recruits and coordinates volunteers for the museum in support of programs and initiatives at the museum and in collaboration with relevant departments
- Actively posts and promotes volunteer opportunities with relevant websites, services, and educational institutions
- Ensures programs requiring volunteers are adequately staffed, provides relevant and detailed information to staff and volunteers in advance of events
- Develops and maintain a successful strategy for intern recruitment, evaluation, and retention
-Assists in the posting, recruitment, and processing of applications for interns in partnership with relevant departments
- Schedules both self-guided and docent-led group tours
- Conducts independent research and assists with special projects, special events as needed
- Additional duties as required
Required Skills and Knowledge
- BA/BS degree and 2 years’ high-level administrative experience, or an equivalent combination of training and experience; executive assistant experience preferred
- Demonstrated organizational skills and ability to balance priorities and meet deadlines promptly in a fast-paced office
- Ability to appropriately handle sensitive information and communications with staff, Board, and stakeholders with integrity and confidentiality
- Excellent written and oral communication skills; possess strong writing, detail editing, and proofreading skills
- Highly proficient in the use of computers and software applications, including database management; the ability to learn new applications
- Possesses excellent interpersonal skills, initiative, sound judgment, positive attitude, and ability to work independently as well as in team environment
How to Apply:
The Museum of Craft and Design is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse work environment. Please send resume and cover letter to, or mail to 2569 Third St, San Francisco, CA 94107. No phone calls please. Due to the anticipated number of applicants, only those candidates selected for further review will be contacted. The position will be open until filled.
Please quote Global Museum Jobs in your application. Posted December 29th

Security Officer (Part Time) St. Petersburg, FL
The Florida Holocaust Museum
Position Description:
The Security Officer is responsible for the protection, safeguarding and security of assets, personnel and all visitors. Part-time position, 30 hours per week.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Performing security patrols on the floor and exterior of the Museum
- Protecting property from theft, sabotage, fire and accidents
- Investigates and writes reports (when necessary) on accidents, incidents, suspicious activities, safety and fire hazards and other security related situations
- Provide any needed assistance to visitors and employees within the museum’s procedures
- Monitor Museum security cameras
- Check visitors in the Museum by use of metal detector and x-ray equipment
Knowledge, Skills, and Competencies:
- Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with staff and the public
- Must be able to understand and follow standard operating procedures
- Perform duties in a professional manner and appearance
- Write and investigate required reports
- Make independent and good judgment decisions within museum policy and procedures
- Must have a Florida class D Security License
- High school diploma
- Background check and drug screening required
- Preferably military veteran or law enforcement experience
Please send your resume by email to Applications are also available at the Museum during open hours (daily 10am–4pm). Open for applications until this position has been filled.
Please quote Global Museum Jobs in your application. Posted December 28th

2018 Spring/Summer Job Opportunities Seattle, WA
Seattle Aquarium
As the region’s premier resource for hands-on marine science experiences and conservation education, the Seattle Aquarium offers fun, exciting ways to discover more about amazing Puget Sound and our world’s one big ocean. Join us in our mission: Inspiring Conservation of Our Marine Environment.
The Seattle Aquarium’s conservation and education department is hiring seasonal positions for spring and summer 2018. Multiple positions are available, working with a variety of audiences: school group’s onsite and at local beaches, summer camp participants, and family groups.
The conservation engagement and learning department focuses on providing valuable, inclusive, innovative and entertaining experiences for our audiences. If you are excited about engaging diverse audiences in order to inspire conservation of our marine environment, we want to talk to you!
We are accepting applications for the following part-time, temporary positions:
- Camp counselor (420 hours average, June–August)
- Camp lead instructor (420 hours average, June–August)
- Camp operations lead (500 hours average, June–August)
- Citizen science instructor (190 hours average, February–June)
- Marine science instructor (190 hours average, February–June)
- Community engagement liaison (150 hours average, February–August)
To apply: To view all open job descriptions and application instructions, visit
Applications are opened until filled.
Visit our job board to read specific application deadlines and instructions.
The Seattle Aquarium is a progressive, equal opportunity employer that values a diverse workforce. All candidates are encouraged to apply.
Please quote Global Museum Jobs in your application. Posted December 23rd

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Planetarium Operator and STEM Educator Jackson, MI
Hurst Planetarium
Ella Sharp Museum
Reports To: Director of Learning & Engagement
Classification: Full-Time, Non-exempt
Department: Learning & Engagement
Supervises: None
Salary range: $13-16 per hour; with benefits 
About this position:
The Planetarium Operator & STEM Educator develops and presents to groups visiting the Hurst Planetarium and other audiences as needed using Uniview digital planetarium software. In addition, The Planetarium Operator & STEM Educator develops and delivers STEM programming for the Ella Sharp Museum as a whole. Some weekend and evening work is required.
Representative responsibilities of this office include:
1. Design and conduct planetarium programs for general public, schools, homeschoolers, camps, scout and other groups
2. Maintenance of planetarium computers and projection equipment
3. Leads the development of science based programming in the Hurst Planetarium, Ella Sharp Museum, and outreach programs
4. Trains auxiliary and support staff on Planetarium operations as needed
5. Schedules group visits to the Planetarium
6. Maintain familiarity with current events and develop further knowledge in the areas of astronomy and other science relevant to STEAM programming
7. Participates in staff meetings and activities as determined by the Director of Learning & Engagement
8. Manage & Staff Hurst Planetarium facility rentals (birthday parties, weddings, corporate bookings, etc.)
9. Supports the Learning & Engagement Department by preparing materials for various programs, set-up, and other tasks as needed
10. Other duties as assigned
Desired Qualifications:
- Strong public presenting skills with the ability to engage audiences in live programming. Experience public speaking preferred.
- High energy and engaging public demeanor
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
- Strong computer skills and knowledge of Windows Operating Systems
- Bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university in Education, Science, or related field; or one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Knowledge, coursework, or experience in astronomy preferred
This position requires the ability to do one or more of the following throughout the day: stand, walk, sit, bend and reach above and below shoulder level, and lift/carry 25 lbs. The noise level in the work environment is variable and unpredictable, ranging from quiet to loud. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. All job applicants receive equal consideration for employment.
About the Ella Sharp Museum
The Ella Sharp Museum, founded in 1965, offers programs, exhibits and experiences preserving community history, advancing art appreciation and understanding, connecting children with science and, through the Cell Block 7 Museum, explores Jackson’s prison history. Our 10 acre campus includes the Hadwin Center with exhibit galleries, program spaces, offices and a museum store; the Merriman Sharp farmhouse, a one-room schoolhouse, a log cabin, barn and other historic structures; and the Hurst Planetarium. Our mission focuses on providing opportunities to connect our community with history, the arts, and science. We received American Alliance of Museums accreditation in 1978 and have been reaccredited twice. One of the first small museums in the country to receive such distinction, the Ella Sharp Museum is one of only 38 accredited institutions in the state of Michigan.
How to apply: Submit cover letter and resume via email to: Katie Gigliotti, Director of Learning & Engagement, Ella Sharp Museum, Resumes will be reviewed upon receipt. Position open until filled.
Please quote Global Museum Jobs in your application. Posted December 23rd

Registrar Cheyenne, WY
Wyoming State Museum
Open Until Filled
General Description:
The Registrar position at the Wyoming State Museum is responsible for creating and maintaining all legal paperwork required by the museum. This includes, but is not limited to: donation and loan contracts; federal permits and curation agreements; image use and permission to publish agreements; and copyright agreements.
Essential Functions: The listed functions are illustrative only and are not intended to describe every function which may be performed in the job level.
- Create and process all legal paperwork necessary for donation/purchase/transfer of new artifacts, federal permits and curation agreements, relocation of loaned artifacts, deaccession of artifacts, image use and permission to publish agreements, copyright agreements, and artifact insurance values.
- Maintain and set standards for museum artifact database of 70,000+ artifacts. Oversee uniformity of data input; run reports as necessary; perform regular indexing, backups, and random sampling of data to ensure against loss of data; and update older data to current standards.
- Assist with processing of newly acquired artifacts or those involved in incoming or outgoing loans. This includes researching, cataloging, photographing, writing condition reports, and ensuring proper storage or exhibition conditions.
- Research the collections and related information to provide information to the public.
- Provide information and technical assistance to small Wyoming museums with registration questions.
- Assist with researching and writing artifact exhibit labels for gallery or online exhibits.
- Report, grant, and policy writing and/or review as needed.
- Attending staff, division or departmental meetings as needed.
Full posting here.
Please quote Global Museum Jobs in your application. Posted December 22nd

2018 – 2019 Cole Fellowship Catskill, NY
Thomas Cole National Historic Site
Call for Applicants:
The Thomas Cole National Historic Site (TCNHS) is now reviewing applications for the Cole fellowship, a one-year, residential fellowship at the Thomas Cole National Historic site. Fellows participate in the research and interpretation of the work, home, and studios of the artist, Thomas Cole (1801 – 1848). Four candidates will be selected to join the site from June 6, 2018 – May 19, 2019.
The Thomas Cole National Historic Site (TCNHS) preserves and interprets the home and studios of Thomas Cole, the founder of the Hudson River School of painting, the nation's first art movement. Cole's profound influence on America's cultural landscape inspires us to engage broad audiences through programs and exhibitions that are relevant today.
Through a combination of research, interpretation, and hands-on projects, Cole Fellows conduct significant research and gain professional museum experience. Selected candidates are provided the opportunity to:
• Conduct in-depth research that leads to a major project and /or paper based on their work.
• Attend an intensive one-week seminar with the leading Cole scholar and Professor, Dr. Allan Wallach.
• Lead tours of the historic site, galleries, and have full engagement in interpretive programming.
• Work closely with the Curator, and other TCNHS staff on projects that may include collection care and research, exhibition planning, educational programming, and special events.
• Attend various events and site wide staff meetings to learn about the structural, strategic, and creative decisions 
involved in the day-to-day operations of a historic artists’ house museum.
• Participate in monthly field trips to museums and sites and benefit from professional development opportunities including resume review and next step planning based on individual career goals.
Additional Compensation: Free shared housing on-site in a fully furnished house with private bedrooms. Electric, water, heat, internet, and garbage removal is provided, along with a monthly stipend of $400.
Qualifications: TCNHS seeks self-motivated recent graduates, graduating college seniors, and graduate students who have expressed a commitment to pursue careers in history, art, museums, material culture, decorative arts, collection and exhibition management, and/or education. Applicants should be flexible, organized, energetic, have a passion for art and ideas, and an affinity for working with the public. A car is helpful, but not required. Participation for the entire program is required. Work week is Wednesday-Sunday.
Applications: will be accepted from December 5 to February 12, 2018, with priority decision given to those who apply on or before January 24, 2018.
Applications must include:
• Brief letter of introduction describing your interest in the Fellowship and career goals
• Resume
• References – include names and full contact information for 3 people (professors, teachers, and/or employers)
• Writing sample (2 to 5 pages MAX please)
Send By Email (PDF files only) to Kate Menconeri, Curator:
For questions, please email For general information about Thomas Cole National Historic Site, upcoming programming and exhibitions, and future events, please visit:
Please quote Global Museum Jobs in your application. Posted December 21st

Paleo Preparator Albuquerque, NM
New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science
Salary: $26,228.80 - $45,656.00 Annually
Sponsored Term Funded Position
Department of Cultural Affairs
Closing: 1/19/2018 11:59 PM Mountain
Job Description:
NEOGOV is currently working on a system update for applicants who use screen readers. If you are applying with a screen reader and need assistance, please contact Andrea Rivera-Smith @ (505) 695-5606.
Important Notice:
Attached resumes will not be reviewed or considered. You are required to include your work experience in the Work Experience section of your application. If you have previously included work history on a resume you must transfer your work history into the Work Experience section prior to submitting your application. For more information please visit our website: Employment with the State of New Mexico
Purpose of Position:
This position resides at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science in Albuquerque. The new Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science maintains a large collection of fossils that are used for research purposes as well as exhibits in the museum. The Museum Technician and Conservator-Operational position is vital to the museum's function as it is the position that works with the scientists and volunteers to ensure the proper preparation and conservation of all fossils in the museum, including those for exhibits or research. The Museum Technician and Conservator-Operational manages volunteers in the preparation lab (including the public "Fossilworks" lab) and must have a good knowledge of fossil specimens and their preparation needs. This Museum Technician and Conservator-Operational is responsible for maintaining clean and safe preparation facilities, stocking materials and maintaining equipment, as well as participating in field work to ensure that fossils are properly stabilized for transport.
Full posting here.
Please quote Global Museum Jobs in your application. Posted December 21st