Executive Director Baton Rouge, LA
Louisiana Art & Science Museum
Louisiana Art and Science Museum (LASM), Baton Rouge seeks Executive Director. The Director will be an exceptional leader, passionate about art and science, a champion of education and museum experiences. Grow financial support, build audiences, promote lifelong learning. Budget of $2.3 million, staff of 26. 180,000 visitors annually, family-centered programs encouraging discovery and creativity. Demonstrate an active interest in the intersection of art, science, education.
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Deadline 8/20/2018
EOE. Nominations welcome
Please quote Global Museum Jobs in your application. Posted July 3rd

Collection Manager Lawrence, KS
Biodiversity Institute
University of Kansas
Position Overview:
The collection manager for the Division of Vertebrate Paleontology of The University of Kansas Biodiversity Institute administers a world-class collection. The collections consist of extensive fossil vertebrate specimens, along with archives and library holdings. Notable strengths of the collection include its Paleozoic and Mesozoic fishes and Paleozoic tetrapods; one of the finest assemblages of fishes, plesiosaurs, mosasaurs, ichthyosaurs, pterosaurs and toothed birds from the Kansas Cretaceous Niobrara Chalk; an array of hadrosaurs, tyrannosaurs and ceratopsians from the Fruitland Formation, New Mexico; Morrison Formation sauropods; Hell Creek and Lance Creek dinosaurs; a comprehensive Cenozoic mammal record from the central and western US; and the remarkable late Pleistocene fauna from Natural Trap Cave, Wyoming. University faculty, staff and students, and national and international scholars use the collections extensively for research and education. The collection manager is responsible for day-to-day activities in the collection and reports to the curator-in-charge.
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Please quote Global Museum Jobs in your application. Posted July 1st

Research Curator, Special Collections, KLS Boston, MA
Harvard University
The Polaroid Corporate Archive at HBS includes an extensive number of photographic works by renowned photographer Ansel Adams with over 7,500 photographs and over 7,000 pieces of related correspondence between Adams and Polaroid Corporation research scientists. Soon after the release of the 1948 camera, Polaroid began engaging fine arts photographs as freelance consultants to the company. The first and longest -serving of the consultant photographer was noted landscape photographer Ansel Adams who worked with Edwin Land from 1948 until Adam's death in 1984.
Harvard Business School is initiating a multi-year project focusing on this body of work and identifying opportunities to develop major exhibitions, publications and programs that illustrate the intersection between art, science, technology and business. Reporting to the Senior Director of Special Collections, the Research Fellow would conduct this analysis and exploration, develop proposals for moving forward, and be the primary liaison with the Harvard University Ansel Adams Advisory Board, which includes representatives from HBS and Harvard University.
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Please quote Global Museum Jobs in your application. Posted July 1st

Collections Manager Gainesville, FL
The Florida Museum of Natural History
University of Florida
Salary: $34,000 - $37,000, commensurate with education and experience
The Division of Vertebrate Paleontology of the Florida Museum of Natural History seeks a full-time (40 hr/wk) collection assistant. The position is funded by an NSF grant and has a duration of one year, with a starting date (negotiable) between August 24 and October 1, 2018 (the position may be extended for up to two additional years based on performance and availability of funds).
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Please quote Global Museum Jobs in your application. Posted June 30th

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Director of Facilities San Antonio, TX
San Antonio Museum of Art
San Antonio Museum of Art seeks an experienced Director of Facilities to oversee the daily operation of the Museum's mechanical facilities department, which consists of the Museum's buildings and support systems, including HVAC, electrical, lighting, plumbing, fire-life safety, and water features.
Ideal candidate should have experience in a comparable position, with ten plus years experience in plant engineering, including hands-on experience, which shows developed skills in completing and managing a range of physical plant maintenance and repair duties, including minor construction projects. This position reports to the Chief Operations Officer, and supervises the mechanics in the facilities department. Experience working in an historical building, and/or a museum or cultural institution a plus. Ideal candidate will have college-level work and/or technical training and experience in mechanical engineering systems, with course work in project management, systems management, and safety; must be willing to work a flexible schedule when needed, and able to respond to emergency situations, as well as be available for extended hours on a project-by-project basis.
Interested applicants may email cover letters and resumes to humanresources@samuseum.org.
San Antonio Museum of Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Please quote Global Museum Jobs in your application. Posted June 28th

Executive Director Albany, NY
Shaker Heritage Society
Job Type: Full Time
Career Level: Executive
Education: Master’s Degree Preferred
Salary and Benefits: Commensurate with experience
Job Description:
The Shaker Heritage Society (the “Society”) seeks a skilled leader to serve as its Executive Director (“ED”). Founded in 1977, the Shaker Heritage Society is the steward of the Watervliet Shaker National Historic District. The historic district encompasses just over one square mile of public and private lands that are the site of America’s first Shaker settlement. The Society leases portions of the historic district from Albany County.
The ED is responsible for the general and fiscal leadership and management of the Society, including fundraising and earned income, programs, historic preservation, partnerships, grant writing/administration, annual giving, membership, budgeting, building preservation and maintenance, and external relations. The ED is charged with delivering on the mission and goals of the Society in a fiscally sound and continuously relevant manner.
The ED reports to the Board of Trustees, leads and directs a current staff of 4, and manages an annual expense budget of $392k. The ED must be a pro-active and highly visible symbol of the Society.
The new ED will preferably have a graduate degree in Historic Preservation, Museum Studies, Public History, Non-Profit Management, or a related field, a minimum of 5 years management experience, strong writing and speaking skills, demonstrated fund-raising success, a working understanding of technology and finance, and demonstrated collaborative skills. The new ED must also have a deep passion for preserving the rich history of the historic district, in promoting its continued relevance, and have the drive to achieve meaningful results. The ED must have the ability to work closely with an active Board of Trustees.
Historic Preservation:
Full posting here.
How to Apply-Deadline Friday August 3, 2018:
Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, and names and contact information for 3 professional references to ShakerEDSearch@gmail.com. The approved candidate should be able to assume the position in early September 2018.
Please quote Global Museum Jobs in your application. Posted June 28th

Grant Writer (Part-time) St. Petersburg, FL
The Florida Holocaust Museum
Department: Development
Reports to: Director of Advancement
Hours: Part Time with the possibility of future Full Time employment
Job Description:
The Florida Holocaust Museum (The FHM) seeks an enthusiastic and dynamic Grant Writer who will be responsible for developing and writing winning grant proposals designed to secure funding from public institutions, private foundations, corporations and other grant-making entities to support and implement all aspects of the Museum’s program. The Grant Writer will possess exemplary writing and communication skills and will persuasively convey The FHM’s mission and programs to potential funders. Reporting to the Director of Advancement, this person will develop strategies, craft narratives, assemble and submit grant requests (including budgets), conduct prospect research, and maintain a calendar of submissions and reporting deadlines as well as creating and overseeing the necessary tracking systems and procedures.
Full posting here.
Salary Range: Salary will commensurate with experience, skills and knowledge.
To apply: Please send cover letter, resume and grant writing sample to: hrmanager@thefhm.org
No phone calls or faxes, please.
About The Florida Holocaust Museum:
The Florida Holocaust Museum honors the memory of millions of innocent men, women and children who suffered or died in the Holocaust.
Please quote Global Museum Jobs in your application. Posted June 28th

Museum Guide Lynchburg, VA
City of Lynchburg
The Museum Guide supports other staff members and volunteers to ensure effective and efficient daily operation of the two museums owned by the City of Lynchburg (Old Court House and Point of Honor). Primary duties include giving educational tours, assisting with interpretive programs, greeting visitors, and conducting historical research.
The person in this position is an employee of the City of Lynchburg (City) and reports directly to either the Museum Curator or the Museum Educator. The Museum Guide helps to fulfill the missions and visions of the City of Lynchburg, Lynchburg Museum System (LMS), and Lynchburg Museum Foundation (LMF).
Full posting here.
Please quote Global Museum Jobs in your application. Posted June 28th

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Museum Curator Seattle, WA
National Park Service
Summary: This position is located in Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park - Seattle Unit. Please visit find a park for additional park information.
Curator will be responsible for: Collecting, accessioning, cataloging and preserving artifacts; monitoring the museum and exhibit environments; contracting for conservators and other specialists; Processing archival collections and determining disposition schedules for government records; Drafting core museum documents; Submitting annual museum reports ; Working on regional curatorial projects; Providing access to the museum collections; and developing budget requests as well as tracking the curatorial budget. The Curator is also responsible for: Maintaining, repairing and upgrading the permanent exhibits; maintaining all electronic/IT components for exhibits; Contracting, and overseeing, exhibit contract work; Acting as the park liaison for the University of Washington Museology Graduate Program MOU and working with park partners on both temporary and permanent exhibit designs and fabrication; Designing, fabricating and installing 1-3 rotating exhibits each year in the Kerr and Gold Panning galleries; and assisting Interpretation and Education with the development of materials that will enrich their programs.
This position is a Career-Seasonal position and subject to release and recall procedures. A permanent career-seasonal position includes all the benefits of permanent employment, but does not provide employment on a full year-round basis. As such, selectee will be in a non-pay/non-duty status for at least 2 weeks per year based on project requirements or weather conditions. Selectee are guaranteed to work at least 50 weeks per year, with the work schedule to be determined upon appointment. The typical season for Klondike Gold Rush - Seattle Unit National Historical Park is September - August, but can be variable during these months due to project requirements or weather conditions.
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Please quote Global Museum Jobs in your application. Posted June 28th

Project Objects Conservator Brooklyn, NY
Brooklyn Museum
Salary Range: $43,000.00
The Project Conservator will focus on the documentation and treatment of Asian objects, specifically focusing on Japan and China. The project conservator will be a part of a team of conservators working on objects for reinstallation into newly renovated Asian Galleries. The applicant should be a tea...
Completion of a graduate training program, or equivalent, in conservation, and at least one year of internship in a museum conservation laboratory.
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Please quote Global Museum Jobs in your application. Posted June 28th

Assistant Paper Conservator Brooklyn, NY
Brooklyn Museum
The candidate for this position must have a graduate degree in conservation, or its equivalent. Experience examining and treating both paper and photo collections desired. The candidate must have good interpersonal and communication skills, and the ability to plan ahead for loans, gallery installati...
The Paper Conservator will examine, document, and treat the collection for display; maintain conservation records; conduct basic analysis; authenticate objects in the collection; condition possible acquisitions; advise on proper installation, storage, and shipment; inventory and order supplies; and complete other duties as assigned.
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Please quote Global Museum Jobs in your application. Posted June 28th

Museum Director and Chief Curator Auburn, AL
Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art at Auburn University
Salary Range $90,800 - $151,300
Close Date 07-06-2018
Position Summary:
The Museum Director & Chief Curator provides the vision and artistic direction for the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art and will ensure the institution reflects Auburn University's commitment to excellence in the arts. Taking the curatorial lead, the Museum Director & Chief Curator will bring a 21st-century perspective to the task of defining the museum's scope and direction of exhibitions, programming, and acquisitions. The individual will be encouraged to champion fresh thinking and approaches to art; seizing opportunities to be creative, experimental, and innovative. The Museum Director & Chief Curator will develop and execute an ongoing programmatic schedule that supports the land-grant mission of Auburn University, captures the interest of the community, and embraces the multidisciplinary mission and vision of the arts district in concert with the Jay and Susie Gogue Performing Arts Center.
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Please quote Global Museum Jobs in your application. Posted June 26th

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Senior Vice President, Historic Preservation and Collections Mount Vernon, VA
George Washington’s Mount Vernon
The Senior Vice-President for Historic Preservation and Collections is a compelling opportunity for a visionary leader to head the preservation mission and is charged with overseeing the preservation and research of Mount Vernon’s historic core and landscape and fulfilling the longstanding preservation mission of the MVLA. The Sr. VP is responsible for maintaining the estate’s historical accuracy and for prioritizing work so that all of Mount Vernon’s cultural resources will last for generations. The role works collaboratively with the Preservation and Collections committees of the Board and helps to fundraise and educate donors and friends about the ongoing work of maintaining and interpreting the storied site. The Sr. VP oversees a large and diverse team of specialists in curatorial, preservation, historic architecture, museum studies, archaeology, collections management and conservation, horticulture and husbandry. The individual will manage, mentor, and inspire this essential team to achieve the mission of the MVLA.
Full posting here.
Please quote Global Museum Jobs in your application. Posted June 24th

Exhibit Developer Seattle WA
Pacific Science Center
Purpose/ Summary: The Exhibit Developer works within a collaborative team to conceptualize, develop, design, prototype and install innovative, engaging and impactful experiences for Science Center guests using a variety of platforms. This includes handling all aspects of assigned projects from sourcing appropriate hardware and software solutions, building and testing prototypes, to the creation of training and maintenance documents.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Participate within a collaborative, cross-disciplinary development team to formulate the optimal experience strategy for each exhibit project, including evaluating content direction and execution.
- Create high-quality interactive experiences via an iterative prototyping process. Responsible for conception, development, design, fabrication and/or coding and installation of the final product. Program or customize software to implement different digital platforms for content delivery and/or work with outside producers to ensure final production meets design standards. Ensures the best guest experience by building and testing prototypes or models and actively participating in the evaluation process.
- Responsible for researching and assimilating a wide variety of science-based topics and then facilitating the translation of this information for a general audience.
- Foster relationships with internal and external stakeholders to generate and evaluate hands-on (or interactive) opportunities for guest experiences. Prepare exhibit descriptions and fact sheets for internal and external communication, and interface with all departments, project teams, subcontractors, and partners to ensure all aspects of the exhibit process are completed on time and within budget and agreed upon guidelines.
- Articulate ideas for interactive components via drawings, storyboards, schematics and/or written descriptions. Create source lists, gather and/or generate estimates for fabrication time and cost. Responsible for creating final documentation for completed interactives which includes, but is not limited to, source code, screen shots, digital assets, photos and video, operating and maintenance instructions, trouble-shooting information and final parts/vendors information.
- As needed, support Exhibit Operations team in troubleshooting and maintaining existing exhibits.
- Assist project management by participating in future proposal development; providing bid information and developing timelines and costs; researching and recommending hardware and software solutions based on durability, maintenance and user interface; keeping accurate records for all financial transactions and processing all financial paperwork in a timely and organized manner. Maintain an organized, professional and secure workspace. Keeps inventory for and oversees maintenance of equipment, and tracks and updates software used in experience development.
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Please quote Global Museum Jobs in your application. Posted June 23rd

Associate Educator for Youth Learning Portland, ME
Portland Museum of Art
Under the general supervision of the Director of Learning and Interpretation, makes the museum accessible to young people and by extension their families, through creation and implementation of programs that encourage curiosity and exploration of works of art through varied avenues. Supports the Portland Museum of Art’s (PMA’s) mission by developing and facilitating learning opportunities for youth audiences within both the museum and the community using the PMA’s collection and special exhibitions as a foundation.
Position Type: Staff Positions
Department/Division: Learning and Interpretation
Reports to: Director of Learning and Interpretation
Posted: Monday, June 18, 2018
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The Associate Educator for Youth Learning position is a full-time, full-benefits, salaried, exempt, employment-at-will position.
To Apply:
Please email cover letter, résumé, and completed PMA Application for Employment (available at website) , to HR Director at: aeyl.pma.062018@portlandmuseum.org. Job applications will be accepted electronically only and will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. The Portland Museum of Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants shall receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, veteran status, status as a whistleblower, marital status, gender identity or expression, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.
Please quote Global Museum Jobs in your application. Posted June 23rd

Seasonal Museum Educator Edgewater, MD
Historic London Town & Gardens (historiclondontown.org) is looking for enthusiastic and creative individuals with experience in museum interpretation, classroom education, environmental education, and/or colonial history to assist with presenting interpretive programs and special events in our living history museum and gardens as seasonal Museum Educators.
Position is open until filled. Training for new Museum Educators will begin on July 24, 2018. For more information, visit this site.
About Historic London Town & Gardens:
Historic London Town and Gardens is a twenty-three acre park featuring history, archaeology, and horticulture on the South River in Edgewater, Maryland. The park is owned by Anne Arundel County and managed by the London Town Foundation, a non-profit organization, under a formal operating agreement with the county government. The Foundation is responsible for developing and conducting interpretive, recreational, and educational programs that allow visitors to learn about our historical, archaeological, and horticultural offerings. Our mission is “To inspire a deeper understanding of our region’s history, environment, culture, and arts through living history, historical artifacts, experiential public gardens, and collaborative cultural & arts programs.”
Chief Objectives of the Position:
Primary duties include creating a welcoming and fun environment facilitating visitors’ exploration of our gardens and historic area. During the spring and fall, Museum Educators lead school tours for the over 4,000 children who visit each year. They also work with general visitors on weekends, particularly over the summer, assist in developing and implementing special programs and activities for visitors of all ages, and may work as summer camp counselors.
How to Apply:
To apply for this position, send an e-mail expressing why you are interested and why you would be a good fit along with a resume and three professional references via email to Kristen M. Butler, Director of Public Programs, at publicprograms@historiclondontown.org.
Please quote Global Museum Jobs in your application. Posted June 21st