Collections Technician Specialist Akron, OH
Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens
The Collections Technician Specialist is a full-time, entry level position providing support and direction for Manor House based public programs, restoration work, and collections projects. This position will be heavily involved in the current restoration work as well as tasked with long term inventory and research projects based around various object and archival collections that continue to enhance the documentation and understanding of the museum’s collection. The Collections Technician Specialist is also heavily involved in the creation and execution of the decorations within the Manor House for Stan Hywet’s annual Deck the Hall program.
A bachelor’s degree in History, Museum Studies or related field is required. Ideal candidate will have strong written and verbal communication with computer proficiency in Microsoft products. Similar previous experience is preferred, museum setting highly desirable. Experience using PastPerfect software is preferred. This position has a flexible work schedule; evening and weekend work may be required.
Send resume and cover letter to
Please quote Global Museum Jobs in your application. Posted May 6th

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Gary & Ellen Davis Curator of Photography Ithaca, NY
The Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art
The Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art and Cornell University Library seek to hire a curator of photography to play a crucial role in the development and execution of an innovative new project utilizing the photography collections of both the Museum and the Library. This four-year position will require traditional museum curatorial skills as well as an ability to work collaboratively across library and archival collections to identify and organize visual materials for the benefit of scholars and other audiences on and off campus. The position is the centerpiece of a four-year joint initiative supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, which aims to establish substantive partnerships between the Museum and Library. Working closely with an external project consultant, this position would be based in the Johnson Museum with responsibilities for working with photography holdings in both the Museum and the Library.
Working under the direction of the Chief Curator at the Johnson Museum, and in close consultation with the Assistant Director for Collections in the Library's Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, the curator would be responsible for developing and implementing strategies to bridge the two collections; integrating photography collections into campus curricula, exhibitions, and programs; and increasing the profile and accessibility of photography at Cornell and beyond.
Full posting here.
Please quote Global Museum Jobs in your application. Posted May 6th

Exhibit Specialist, Senior (Preparator) Tucson, AZ
(Multiple Positions)
The University of Arizona
Position Summary
The Exhibit Specialist, Senior (Preparator) is a classified staff position in the Community Engagement Division of the Arizona State Museum (ASM). The incumbent works with ASM's Head of Community Engagement, exhibit designers, graphic designers, curators, conservators, other ASM staff, and outside contractors to build, install and de-install exhibits. The incumbent is responsible for building exhibit components, making mounts, installing artifacts and art works, printing and mounting panels and labels, and preparing and maintaining exhibit galleries, public spaces, workspaces and equipment. The Exhibit Specialist, Senior (Preparator) reports to the Head of Community Engagement.
Work will be conducted in fabrication workshop and in the museum's galleries. The incumbent will be exposed to power tools, paint vapors, saw dust, noise, and may experience exposure to mechanical, electrical and chemical factors. Must be able to stand and walk for long periods of time, be able to work on ladders and at heights up to 30 feet, and be able to lift 75 pounds. There is occasional travel to vendor sites or off-site exhibit locations.
Full posting here.
Please quote Global Museum Jobs in your application. Posted May 6th

Assistant Director of Development Raleigh, NC
Gregg Museum of Art & Design
The Assistant Director of Development will provide strategy and leadership in raising private support for the Gregg Museum. The Gregg Museum is NC State’s collecting museum with nearly 40,000 diverse objects and artifacts in its permanent collection. In 2013, the Gregg Museum moved from its former space in Talley Student Union and began a capital campaign to raise $4 million in private donations for a renovation and expansion to establish a new facility on the site of the historic chancellor’s residence. The opening of the new museum space is anticipated in August 2017.
The Assistant Director of Development for the Gregg Museum will play a critical role in establishing annual and long-range fundraising plans designed to solicit financial support for the museum’s ongoing operations, exhibitions, programs and other identified priorities. Many strategies for the museum will be new, including launching a robust “Friends of the Gregg” membership program that strategically acquires and upgrades members. The Assistant Director will also formalize opportunities for sponsorship and other mid-level gifts ($1,000-$25,000) and will solicit members and additional prospective donors for these gifts. The ideal candidate will be a strong writer and communicator.
This position reports to the Director of Development for Arts NC State and will have a second reporting line to the Director of the Gregg Museum of Art and Design. The Assistant Director will work with the Director of Development to: 1) define metrics for measuring museum fundraising success; 2) integrate museum fundraising plans with larger Arts Development strategy; 3) measure and report on membership results; and 4) build a pipeline of major and planned gift prospects for the Gregg.
As part of the annual fundraising plan, the Assistant Director will focus on key fundraising projects including:
- Develop and oversee Friends of the Gregg Membership Program.
- Develop and implement membership acquisition, renewal, and stewardship program through direct mail, email, phone, events, in-person meetings, museum website, and other vehicles.
- Work with marketing staff and outside vendors to produce print and web communications.
- Work with the museum Events Coordinator and the Curator of Education to plan member-exclusive events and programs.
- Serve as the main contact between the Gregg and its non-major donors through phone, in-person, and email communication.
- Manage member database for tracking, management, and reporting.
- Track, analyze, and report on progress and performance of the membership program including member retention and program growth; regularly evaluate effectiveness of strategies, services, materials, benefits and policies related to membership.
- Serve as liaison with special interest and support groups such as the Friends of the Gregg (FOG) Board of Advisors.
- Present analytical fundraising reports on a regular basis for supervisors, key staff, and FOG Board.
- Train board members, volunteers, interns, docents, and staff on membership program, ensuring that they serve as strong advocates of the program.
Additional Responsibilities include:
- Manage the creation of sponsorship opportunities and cultivate and solicit businesses and individuals for sponsorships.
- Formalize and grow foundation solicitation plan through identification of goal-aligned foundations, writing of gift applications and requests, and stewardship.
- Identify additional opportunities to secure gifts of up to $25,000 through sources such as in-kind donations, matching gifts and other innovative fund development initiatives.
Please visit the NC State University jobs board to apply for the position.
Please quote Global Museum Jobs in your application. Posted May 5th

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Visiting Instructor of Museum Studies Colorado Springs, CO
Colorado College
Colorado College seeks a visiting instructor to teach one undergraduate Museum Studies course focused on collections and collecting practices in the fall of 2017. This is a short-term, contract opportunity. The intensive format course runs from November 27-December 20, 2017.
For more information please contact Jessica Hunter-Larsen.
Please quote Global Museum Jobs in your application. Posted May 5th

Executive Director San Diego, CA
Comic-Con Center for Popular Culture
Summary of Position:
The Board of Directors of Comic-Con International (CCI) is seeking an entrepreneurial and dynamic leader to serve as the first Executive Director of the Comic-Con Center for Popular Culture (Center). This new cultural attraction, with a target opening date in 2018, will explore the appreciation of comic book and popular arts, films, and science fiction/fantasy literature through exhibitions, performances, educational programs, and outreach efforts. Programs will be contemporary, cross-disciplinary, accessible, and reflective of CCI's dedication to innovation.
About The Center:
CCI's mission is dedicated to building appreciation for comics and related popular art forms through its Center for Popular Culture, conventions, and events that celebrate the historic and ongoing contribution of creators of comics, science fiction, fantasy literature, and film. CCI's conventions and events draw record attendance, and now the Center is envisioned as a site for continuous access to the world of Comic-Con and the evolving world of sequential art.
Located in San Diego's Balboa Park, the Center will be an extension of CCI, manifesting the same values of accessibility, curiosity, and appreciation. Through exhibits that refresh frequently and consistently, and programs that offer opportunities to learn, experience, and participate, the Center will continue to build awareness and appreciation for the valuable contribution of comics to art and culture. The Center will be visitor-focused, whether a Comic-Con fan or a member of the general public, and will provide engrossing experiences that engage curiosity and inspire learning.
A minimum of five years of leadership and senior management experience in a museum or cultural setting.
Download a complete job description here. Individuals interested in applying for this position should send a resume and letter of interest to Museum Management Consultants at:
Position is open until filled.
Please quote Global Museum Jobs in your application. Posted May 4th

Research and Evaluation Associate Portland, OR
The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
Job Summary:
The Research and Evaluation Associate designs and executes systematic evaluation and research studies for exhibits, programs, and museum initiatives to help develop concepts, test ideas, and measure the impacts of these experiences on museum visitors and program participants.
This position utilizes skills related to project management, staff coordination, and social science research and evaluation methods and requires a concern for research quality and ethics and a commitment to inclusion and accessibility.
Full posting here.
Please quote Global Museum Jobs in your application. Posted May 4th

Director of External Affairs Jackson, MI
Ella Sharp Museum
Reports To: ESM Executive Director
Classification: Full Time, Exempt
Department: Development
Supervises: Volunteer/Membership Coordinator, Marketing/Communications Coordinator, Facilities Rental Coordinator, Data Entry Assistants
Salary range: $32,500-$37,500 with benefits
The Director of External Affairs (DoEA) is a senior-level position reporting to the Executive Director. The DoEA is responsible for successfully developing and implementing a comprehensive fundraising program that includes strategy development; oversight of annual appeals and the membership program; corporate and foundation support; sponsorships; and supervising marketing/communications and event rentals. The DoEA fosters a culture of philanthropy through effectively communicating our purpose, elevating our profile, and raising resources to help meet our ambitious goals.
Representative responsibilities of this office include:
1.Sets strategic direction and manages conceptualization, design, planning and implementation of all fund-raising strategies
2.Grows earned income by overseeing all membership, marketing, grant writing and facility rentals.
3.Donor records and data management
4.Cultivates sponsorships and major gifts
5.Assesses program effectiveness, develops improvement mechanisms
6.Supervises Volunteer and Membership Coordinator to grow membership program
7.Supervises Marketing/Communications Coordinator to expand awareness among all target audiences
8.Supervises Facility Rental Coordinator to increase earned income opportunities
Desired Qualifications:
- A motivated and dynamic individual with relevant educational background
- Five-years of management experience or any other combination of experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities
- Planning and management of fund-raising in not-for-profit or arts/culture organizations a plus
- Proven effectiveness in major gift solicitations or grant writing
- Collaborates well in a team environment
- Knowledge and experience with fundraising software, Giftworks experience desired
- Creative problem solving skills
How to apply: By May 31, 2017, submit cover letter and resume via email to: Diane Gutenkauf, Executive Director, Ella Sharp Museum,
Please quote Global Museum Jobs in your application. Posted May 3rd

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Director of Education and Public Programs Concord, MA
Concord Museum
Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director of Education and Public Programs at the Concord Museum is responsible for developing, implementing, managing, and evaluating the Museum’s educational programming, which enhances understanding of Concord's history and the relevance of the Museum's collections for audiences of all ages.
The Director of Education and Public Programs shapes the strategic direction for the Department and serves as a member of the Museum’s senior management team. The Concord Museum is in the midst of a major building project, including the construction of a new Education Center, Museum renovations, and campus improvements to engage new and broader audiences with Concord’s history and the extensive collections of the Concord Museum. The Director of Education and Public Programs will shape the direction of exciting new close-looking learning experiences in the History Learning Center, increased public programming and community engagement, and a dynamic new visitor experience.
The Director of Education and Public Programs is responsible for public programs, interpretation, school programs, group tours, and visitor services. The position also serves on the Museum’s Exhibition Team, which includes the Executive Director, Curator, Manager of Exhibitions and Design, and Collections Manager. The position oversees a Manager of Student, Group, and Family Learning (full-time); a Public Programs Coordinator (full-time); a Manager of School Partnerships (part-time); an Education Assistant (part-time); a team of part-time Head Guides (5), educators (15), interpreters (20); and related staff.
Qualifications include:
- Bachelor’s Degree in history, art history, or a related field required; Master’s Degree strongly preferred in Museum Education or Education;
- Seven years of experience working in a museum environment, developing and implementing education and public programs;
- Five years of progressive leadership experience in a museum or a related field, with a minimum of three years supervising others;
- Knowledge of and experience in principles, practices, and techniques of museum education.
Skills and Abilities should include:
- Passion for the Concord Museum’s mission and for the changing role of museums in society;
- Experience in program areas, including public programming, school programming, interpretation, and visitor services;
- Team-building skills with a collaborative management style;
- Knowledge of/ experience with object-based learning/VTS;
- Willingness to work nights and weekends, as needed.
This is a full-time salaried position with benefits, including vacation and sick leave, health plan, disability insurance, and 403(b) plan. Salary is commensurate with experience.
For more details, including the full job posting and how to apply, please visit our website.
Please quote Global Museum Jobs in your application. Posted May 3rd

Manager of School Learning Pittsburgh, PA
The Frick Pittsburgh
Responsible for the creation and implementation of school and scout programs at The Frick Pittsburgh that follow current museum education theories and methods as well as state education standards to provide best in class service for all learners.
Hours: Monday – Friday, 9:00 – 5:00, occasional evening and weekend work required
Reports to: Director of Learning & Visitor Experience
Status: Full-time, non-exempt with benefits
- Develops, implements and manages innovative, interdisciplinary programs, on and off-site, for school groups (K-12) and scout groups.
- Works closely with other members of the L&VE Department to create and coordinate interdisciplinary and all-site programming.
- Works closely with the Manager of Community & Family Learning to create and execute dynamic family and community programs (as needed).
- Works collaboratively with the Curatorial Department to develop and interpret content for the site.
- Creates lesson plans, pre-visit materials, and day-of itineraries for school and other youth visits.
- Hires, trains, schedules, and manages Frick teaching staff with respect to school and scout programs. Implements continuing education opportunities and observes, evaluates and reports on teachers annually along with the Manager of Community & Family Learning.
- Contributes to grant proposals and reports related to educational programming.
- Collaborates with the Director of L&VE on annual budget.
- Creates and delivers presentations to adult groups regarding youth programming at the Frick.
- Creates and edits text for Frick publications, including the website and other media avenues.
- Attends and presents at professional conferences and participates in activities related to local professional groups to maintain current knowledge about developing educational trends and philosophies.
- Other duties as requested by management.
- Bachelor’s degree in Museum Education, Museum Studies, Education, Public History, History, Art History or related field required. Master’s degree in Museum Education a plus.
- At least 3-5 years experience in Museum Education, classroom teaching and/or conducting educational programs with direct experience creating and developing such programs.
- Knowledge of learning styles, developmentally appropriate educational practices and state education standards; experience working with school-age audiences.
- Friendly, enthusiastic manner.
- Excellent planning, communication and organizational skills, with attention to detail.
- Strong writing and editing skills.
- Ability to work as part of a team, but possess the ability work independently.
- Ability to multi-task efficiently and work in a deadline-sensitive environment.
- Windows computer experience essential, database experience helpful.
- Clearance of both criminal and child abuse background checks.
Please forward all cover letters and resumes to:
Fax: (412) 371-6104
Linda Buker
Human Resources
Frick Art & Historical Center
7227 Reynolds Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15208
Please quote Global Museum Jobs in your application. Posted May 2nd

Marketing Coordinator New York, NY
Fraunces Tavern Museum
Fraunces Tavern Museum’s mission is to educate the public and create genuine appreciation for New York City history as it relates to Colonial America, the American Revolutionary War, and the Early Republic; this mission is fulfilled through the preservation of its collection and interpretation of the institution’s landmarked 1719 building along with varied exhibitions of art and artifacts as they relate to the historic site and the American Revolution.
The Museum opened as a public museum in 1907 at 54 Pearl Street by the Sons of the Revolution in the State of New York (instituted in 1876) due to it being the site of George Washington's famous farewell to the officers in 1783. The Museum is now a complex of five historic buildings featuring nine galleries, a 8,000 piece collection, annually changing exhibitions and regularly occurring public programs. Annual visitor attendance is about 30,000.
Fraunces Tavern Museum seeks a Marketing Coordinator to provide mission focused, creative, energetic leadership to oversee all aspects of the institution's marketing. This position provides an exceptional opportunity for growth and recognition through the expansion of external affairs. The successful candidate will be responsible for using the institution's Strategic Plan to create and implement ways to increase community awareness and audience engagement. The Coordinator will establish community relations for the Museum and monitors specific interests and issues so the Museum can participate in the development of issues affecting it. This position reports to the Executive Director.
Specific responsibilities include, but are not excluded to the following:
Roles and Responsibilities
- Developing and coordinating all media relations
- Maintaining visual identity by overseeing all design projects
- Serve as web and e-communication content manager
- Assist in the planning and execution of annual events and public programs
- Help define PR and media objective, develop strategy in cooperation with the Strategic Plan
- Track and report on PR and media program results
- Develop marketing program to support the promotion of exhibitions, Public Programs, special events and campaigns
- Produce the monthly Museum e-newsletter
- Create and maintain a database of media contacts
- Help create, maintain and cultivate relationships with a comprehensive list of community and cultural partners, including seeking sponsorships and partnerships
- Working with Fraunces Tavern Restaurant for cross promotion
- Field all filming and photography inquires
- Assist in coordinating the Museum's brand integrity and parameters
- Coordinate space rentals, including creating a rental package and outreach
Candidates must have a Bachelor's degree and at least 2 year experience in the marketing field all preferably in a nonprofit organization. Exceptional written and oral communication, project management, organizational and customer/client service skills are required as are strong technical skills with content management systems, Mailchimp, SharpSpring, GiftWorks, SquareSpace, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and other social media platforms. A knowledge and interest in Early American history and public education is advantageous.
The position offers a good compensation package with comprehensive benefits that include; Medical Insurance, 403(b) Retirement Plan with company contributions, and a liberal paid vacation allotment.
Interested candidates should send cover letter and resume to Portfolio upon request.
Mailed, faxed or dropped off applications will not be accepted. No phone calls please.
Please quote Global Museum Jobs in your application. Posted May 2nd

Development Officer New York, NY
Fraunces Tavern Museum
Fraunces Tavern Museum’s mission is to educate the public and create genuine appreciation for New York City history as it relates to Colonial America, the American Revolutionary War, and the Early Republic; this mission is fulfilled through the preservation of its collection and interpretation of the institution’s landmarked 1719 building along with varied exhibitions of art and artifacts as they relate to the historic site and the American Revolution.
The Museum opened as a public museum in 1907 at 54 Pearl Street by the Sons of the Revolution in the State of New York (instituted in 1876) due to it being the site of George Washington's famous farewell to the officers in 1783. The Museum is now a complex of five historic buildings featuring nine galleries, a 8,000 piece collection, annually changing exhibitions and regularly occurring public programs. Annual visitor attendance is about 30,000.
Fraunces Tavern Museum seeks a Development Office to provide charismatic, creative, energetic leadership to oversee all aspects of institutional development. This is an exceptional opportunity for growth and recognition through the expansion of the departments fundraising initiatives and outreach efforts. Using the institution's Strategic Plan the hired candidate will be planning and implementing ways to increase support from planned giving, major gifts, the annual appeal, capital campaigns, membership, and grants. The position reports to the Executive Director.
The key goal of this position is to secure diversified funding resources as outlined in the Strategic Plan. The Officer will lead staff, Board members and volunteers in building upon current contributors as well as developing new connections with individual donors, corporations, foundations, and governmental entities. The Officer must thoroughly understand, and be able to articulate the Museum's mission, vision, culture, values, history and stakeholders, programs and finances. Specific responsibilities include, but are not excluded to the following:
Roles and Responsibilities:
- Effectively articulate, in written and verbal communications, the mission and impact of the Museum to the donors and sponsors
- Grow membership program
- Create an active planned giving program and charitable gifts program
- Initiate and develop practices to identify, cultivate, solicit an active pool of potential donors
- Manage a growing portfolio of individual and corporate donors
- Work in close relationship with Executive Director to solicit and close gifts in support of the museum's unrestricted funds, as well as, programmatic funding
- Assist with fundraising events and select program events
- Conduct the annual appeal
- Increase contributed income and endowment
- Solicit annual appeals, capital campaigns, major gifts, members, non-members
- Identify viable grant options to further institutional goals & work with individual departments to apply for grants that further mission and goals
- Maintain administrative systems including gift recording, acknowledgment, tracking, and donor database
- Create, track and maintain department budget
Candidate must have a Bachelor's degree and at least 3 years of educational nonprofit development experience - experience in a historic museum a plus. Candidate must have a strong work ethic and self-discipline and be able to work independently and within a close team. Excellent organizational skills and ability to prioritize. Qualifying skills also include the ability to lead and inspire constituent groups and a strong sense of fundraising ethics and respect for confidentiality of donor information. Candidate must exhibit a processional presentation, manner and ability to represent the museum. A knowledge and interest in Early American history is advantageous.
The position offers a good compensation package with comprehensive benefits that include; Medical Insurance, 403(b) Retirement Plan with company contributions, and a liberal paid vacation allotment.
Interested candidates should send cover letter and resume to Mailed, faxed or dropped off applications will not be accepted. No phone calls please.
Please quote Global Museum Jobs in your application. Posted May 2nd

Director of Education
Washington, DC
National Law Enforcement Museum
Position Summary: The Director of Education for the National Law Enforcement Museum will be responsible for developing, implementing, and managing educational programs that further the public’s understanding of law enforcement and strengthen the bonds between law enforcement and the community. The Director of Education will lead the ongoing efforts to develop creative programming that will engage diverse audiences in our story; setting priorities and framing the discussion around the development of the Museum’s educational agenda leading up to the opening of our new Museum building in mid to late 2018.
Primary Areas of Responsibility:
- Works with Museum and Fund staff, Museum Leadership Council and Teacher Advisory Group to forward the mission of the Museum through the development of creative and engaging educational programming
- Foster innovation and experimentation in developing and enhancing programs that actively encourage new and diverse audiences to explore and engage with Museum collections, exhibitions, and law enforcement officers. Identify opportunities to create learning experiences that will actively engage audiences in communities throughout the United States in a deeper engagement with and understanding of law enforcement and its role in their community.
- Strategic and operational responsibility for developing and implementing digital initiatives for the museum’s educational and public programming onsite, offsite and online to position the Museum as a leader in this field. Major component of this position will be to complement K-12 school visits to the museum, workshops and other instructed experiences with a range of digital educational and public programs for all ages that can be accessed globally.
- Lead the process of researching, developing, and testing educational programs geared toward target audiences.
- Ensures consistent high-quality program delivery through ongoing evaluative processes.
- Assists with, participates in, and leads programs and events sponsored by the Museum and Memorial Fund. Works with the Operations Department to ensure smooth coordination of school group visits.
- Establishes programs that will expand Museum’s reach and reputation in community, build relationships with other museums, and with Law Enforcement professionals.
- Identifies potential educational program funding sources, potential partners, and supports the process of securing funds for implementation of education-related programs and activities.
- Attract, develop and motivate a high performing team that will engage audiences creatively in the story of American law enforcement.
- Masters in Education or related discipline
- Minimum of 5 years experience providing creative and visionary leadership for educational programming.
Development of museum-based educational programs is preferred.
- Strong organizational, interpersonal, public speaking, critical thinking, and writing skills required.
- Knowledge of learning styles and current and emerging educational trends necessary.
- Experience working with diverse audiences.
- Proficient computer and computer network skills, including Microsoft Office Suite.
- Goal-oriented team player
- Flexibility and adaptability in approach to work in a growing organization
Working Conditions:
Working conditions are normal for an office environment. Some travel is required. Position will involve an increased workload during National Police Week.
Please send cover letter and resume to
Please quote Global Museum Jobs in your application. Posted April 29th

Conservation Technician Washington, DC
Conservation Solutions, Inc. ( is a full-service conservation and historic preservation firm that works on a variety of projects in the DC area and throughout North America. These projects include indoor and outdoor sculptures and monuments, architecture and architectural elements, fountains, bridges, archeological, agricultural, and industrial artifacts. CSI is seeking a conservation technician to assist with a two-year project that will involve the treatment of maritime artifacts. The position is based in our studio in Forestville, MD near Washington, DC, but the employee may be required to travel to our project sites around the country as needed. All work will occur under the direct supervision of a conservator. On-the-job training will be provided as needed. For the right applicant, work on other future projects is a possibility.
- Experience working with industrial objects
- Has prior experience in preparing museum objects for display
- Has worked on projects with tight deadlines
- Has a basic knowledge of photography, and has previously photographed objects as
part of a conservation project
- Has experience packing and safely securing objects for transport
- Has experience treating a variety of object materials
- Be comfortable with using a variety of conservation hand tools
Applicants must:
- Be able to safely handle chemicals and to use the appropriate PPE
- Be capable of working on fragile and delicate items
- Be reliable
- Be detail oriented
- Be able to follow instructions
- Maintain a positive attitude
Applicants must:
- be a US citizen or have valid working papers
- be able to pass a background check for security purposes
- have a valid driver's license
- have own transportation
Compensation will be $15/hour. Normal working hours will be Monday-Friday, 7:30AM-4:30PM. To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to
Please quote Global Museum Jobs in your application. Posted April 29th

Executive Director Denton, TX
Greater Denton Arts Council
Reports to: Board of Directors
Hours: Full time, exempt
Salary: Commensurate with experience
The Greater Denton Arts Council (GDAC) has served the Denton community for almost 50 years. The Arts Council provides foundational support for Denton’s artists and community arts organizations and collaborates frequently with area universities, the Denton Independent School District, and the City of Denton. The Arts Council presents a full schedule of programs and exhibitions in its flagship facility, the Patterson-Appleton Center Arts Center (PAAC), in historic downtown Denton, Texas.
The Executive Director of the Greater Denton Arts Council provides dynamic leadership and direction in policymaking, planning, organization, staffing, and operations for GDAC and PAAC. The Director works with the Board of Directors in the creation, implementation, and evaluation of a strategic plan to guide the Council toward the fulfillment of its mission and goals. This position will develop innovative and creative opportunities enhancing the PAAC as a vibrant center for the arts in the North Texas region.
The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors with responsibilities for:
- Developing and implementing the organization’s strategic goals based on data driven evaluation
- Leading fund raising initiatives and developing/stewarding donor relationships
- Supervision of exceptional staff and operational oversight
- Enhancing and creating connections with a vast variety of constituents
- Expanding strategic alliances-formal/informal
Primary Responsibilities:
- Develops, implements, and promotes the philosophy of exhibitions, education, and community initiatives for GDAC and PAAC that furthers brand, values, and mission
- Provides dynamic leadership and direction for staff, supporters, and other stakeholders
- Supported by the Board of Directors, leads and strengthens fund raising endeavors utilizing local, regional and national resources
- Collaborates with Board President and Board in strategic planning to define benchmarks of success and ensure organizational sustainability
- In partnership with Board, oversees annual operating budget, assets and financial affairs of GDAC, PAAC, and the Campus Theater ensuring sound financial management
- Develops and maintains transparent and consistent communication with the Board of Directors, staff, and stakeholders
- Cultivates new Board candidates to enhance the mission of the GDAC and PAAC, its programs, and development efforts
- Develops and maintains long-term community relationships furthering the financial, artistic and educational goals of GDAC and PAAC
- Enhances and grows the GDAC brand through groundbreaking multicultural inclusive programs generating regional and state-wide recognition
- Hires, trains, supervises, and evaluates staff as part of the successful management of daily affairs of the GDAC and PAAC
- Develops and maintains relationships with area arts organizations, community partners, artists, professional organizations, collaborative programming/marketing partners, and professional colleagues to enhance GDAC’s position and relevance locally, nationally, and internationally
- Acts as spokesperson for GDAC and articulates its vision and its purpose with media and press
Minimum Experience and Education:
- Masters Degree or advanced degree (MBA, MFA, etc.) in arts administration, art history, arts education, or non-profit management preferred
- Five years strong non-profit management leadership and a proven track record of successfully operating a non-profit organization, preferably arts related
Required Skills and Knowledge:
- A proven fundraising track record of writing and managing grants, seeking and securing major gifts, implementing annual giving campaigns, capital campaigns and fundraising events
- Demonstrated success in working with diverse cultures and providing inclusive opportunities to meet the needs of an entire community
- Experience using current technologies, social media, web design and marketing strategies to promote GDAC and its programs and events
- An entrepreneurial spirit; specifically, vision coupled with motivation and execution
- Excellent communication skills (oral and written)
- A strategic thinker and a willingness to try new strategies and ideas
- Business acumen with financial responsibility
- The ability to establish and maintain positive relationships with a myriad of individuals, groups and individuals
- A personable, welcoming and inclusive management style that optimizes the staff and resources through leadership and delegation
- A willingness to participate actively in the organization’s lively schedule of activities and events including weekdays, evenings and weekends
Mission of the Greater Denton Arts Council:
The Greater Denton Arts Council (GDAC) is a catalyst for creativity, advocacy and collaboration. The Patterson-Appleton Arts Center (PAAC) is our home where we celebrate the arts, inspire innovation, and engage community. Learn more at
Our Ideal Candidate is…
-Open to innovation, creativity and has a passion for the arts and art education
-Can communicate and collaborate with a diverse population
-Has development experience and will enjoy working with the Board in the promotion of GDAC in the community and by forming and nurturing relationships with donors, sponsors, etc. to provide and increase financial support for the organization and its mission
-Understands strategic planning and can work with the Board to develop measurable goals and implement strategies to achieve them
-Has experience in non-profit management and is skilled in hiring, managing, and training of staff
To Aply:
The Greater Denton Arts Council is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse work environment. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and list of three professional references to by Friday, June 2, 2017. Professional references will not be contacted without the approval of the candidate. 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 April 27th


Executive Director Fort Pierce,FL
A.E. Backus Museum & Gallery
Application Deadline: June 1, 2017
Exceptional opportunity to lead a dynamic Museum steeped in history, but with a contemporary directive, on Florida’s unspoiled Treasure Coast. The newly re- built Museum is well organized by a strong volunteer force and operated by a small dedicated staff. The Board of Directors seeks to find a qualified candidate to replace the current Executive Director who is retiring after 19 years.
The A.E. Backus Museum & Gallery seeks an experienced, entrepreneurial, innovative and business-minded individual to lead the Museum during its next stage of growth. The Director will be responsible for furthering the goals and mission of the Backus Museum. The Director will also be responsible supervising curatorial activities, exhibition acquisition and establishing the annual exhibition and special events and educational schedule.
Of significant importance is the responsibility for maintaining and fostering the Museum’s 57 year image of exceptionalism. The Director must be able to capitalize on the Backus’ existing strengths and provide leadership and management for the next chapter in the Museum’s history
The ideal candidate will be an energetic Museum professional enthusiastic about growing an institution and with a commitment to working with diverse populations. This is a hands-on, active position and requires personal involvement assisting staff, volunteers and the Board with the running of the Museum and its events.
- As Executive Director, manage the operational and administrative duties of the Backus in an efficient and effective manner.
- Oversee budget development and financial management; ensure the accuracy and integrity of complete financial and accounting records and reports.
- Work with the Exhibition Coordinator to develop plans for exhibitions and programs, including exhibition sponsorships.
- Manage consignment sales of A.E. Backus originals.
- Working with the Collection Curator, oversee the appraisals of Backus paintings.
- Direct the full range of responsibilities for the Museum’s Human Resources requirements.
- Ensure the efficient operation and maintenance of the facility, including HVAC systems, technology systems, security systems, janitorial staff, and grounds.
- Maintain and oversee the effective safety and security of the Museum.
- Enhance the Backus marketing program to raise awareness and grow audiences.
- Enhance the development of web-based marketing and strong social media presence.
- Collaborate with community partners to enhance the arts in the area.
- Participate in Board meetings as Director and administrator of the Museum.
- As Chief Fundraiser, engage vigorously and effectively in development and fundraising.
- Develop and lead fundraising events, annual fundraising initiatives, specific grant proposals, capital campaigns, and membership campaigns.
- Cultivate and strengthen relationships and communications with members, Board of Directors, governmental entities, the volunteer corps, donors, Backus collectors and supporters of the Museum.
- Providing a high degree of visibility in the community, strengthening community relationships and serving as chief spokesperson for the Backus.
- Oversee and enhance innovation in the Museum’s online presence as well as increase digital components within the Museum.
- As Chief Strategic Planner provide visionary leadership in long-range planning and implementation.
- Lead the Board of Directors in an annual strategic planning retreat.
Candidate Profile:
- Possession of a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field of study is required and an advanced degree is preferred.
- Relevant executive experience working with a board of directors and leading a staff.
- A minimum of five years of successful, leadership responsibility which includes executive experience in a Museum environment.
- Exceptional skills in development, fundraising, marketing and financial management.
- Experience and proficiency with QuickBooks, MS Office programs and donor and collection management software.
- Experience in successful grant writing.
- Strong skills in written and verbal communication and organization (Please provide professional writing samples).
- Possess an entrepreneurial spirit, including the capacity to develop innovative strategies for income generation, audience-building, and programming.
- Possess the capacity to develop and maintain positive relationships with members, donors, exhibitors, collectors, community constituents and stakeholders.
- Possess a strong work ethic, a can-do attitude and high level of energy.
- Safe driving record
Employment Contract and Salary Range and Benefits:
- Successful candidate will be required to sign an employment contract as well as a non-compete and a confidentiality agreement with the Museum.
- All finalists will undergo a thorough background check.
- Compensation will range between $58,000 - $65,000, commensurate with qualifications and experience.
- Company car for transporting artwork and supplies as well as personal use.
- 2 weeks paid vacation after the completion of one full year of employment
- 14 paid sick days annually
- Retirement plan
- Cellphone
- Partial reimbursement of monthly health insurance premium (no group policy is offered).
Physical Requirements:
- This position requires an ability to sit, stand, walk, bend, lift, reach up, stoop and carry items occasionally more than 30 pounds. It also requires manual dexterity, visual acuity and ability to operate standard office machines such as, copier, computer, projector, fax, sound system, telephone, and other equipment.
- This description is intended to indicate an outline of the job’s requirements and expectations. It is not intended to be a contract for employment. The employer reserves the right to make any necessary revisions to the job description at any time without notice.
About the Museum:
Located in a City park along the beautiful Indian River Lagoon, the A.E. Backus Museum is fresh from a $1.4 million-dollar expansion, which doubled its size, redesigned exhibits and included a Museum Store expansion. Housing the nation’s largest public exhibition of artwork by Florida’s preeminent painter, A.E. Backus, the Museum also offers the only permanent multi-media exhibition on the internationally acclaimed, outsider artists known as The Florida Highwaymen.
Established in 1960 as the Gallery of Fort Pierce, the Museum has grown and expanded its facility, collection and vision over the years. Changing exhibits from artists of national and international acclaim round out the Museum’s Florida centered mission. The new outdoor Mural Plaza opens onto a park that borders the Indian River Lagoon and offers a place for fresh air and artistic inspiration. Families and school groups will enjoy the Art & History Scavenger Hunt which is open to the public and free of charge. The Museum offers a lecture series, hands on art workshops and continuing classes in a variety of mediums.
To Apply Send:
- A short video of interest
- Current and verifiable resume
- Copy of college/graduate school transcripts
- Two samples of professional writing (articles, funding requests, newsletter articles, published papers, etc.)
- List of three professional references with email contact information
- Send information to
Please quote Global Museum Jobs in your application. Posted April 13th