Visitor Engagement Supervisor Los Angeles, CA
The Museum of Contemporary Art
Position: Visitor Engagement Supervisor
Supervised by: Director of Visitor Engagement
Supervises: Gallery Attendants and Lead Gallery Attendants
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Exempt
Supervise, train, and promote the professional development of approximately 60 – 70 part-time Gallery Attendants (GAs), who staff exhibitions and public programs at three museum locations: MOCA Grand Avenue, The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, and MOCA Pacific Design Center. GAs are charged with creating an accessible and enjoyable experience in the museum galleries, by assisting visitors with a general understanding of current exhibitions and works of art on view, while also focusing on protecting the art works and monitoring visitor safety. GAs also assist with various aspects of public program and special event implementation, including check-in and crowd management.
A minimum 2 years’ customer service experience, and a minimum of 2-4 years’ supervisorial experience, with strong team leadership, training, and coaching skills. Experience training staff to engage museum visitors in conversation about works of art, as well as verbal and nonverbal techniques to maintain a firm presence in protecting artwork is highly desired. Alternatively, experience developing lesson plans and/or coordinating educational programs, particularly with inconsistent enrollment, is applicable. Familiarity with contemporary art history and concepts, including understanding the importance of social and historical contexts in both the making and interpretation of art. Working a Tuesday through Saturday schedule, must be able to work evenings and holidays at both downtown MOCA locations, with occasional assignments at MOCA at the Pacific Design Center. Bachelor's degree required.
Essential Functions:
- Supervise, train, and promote the professional development of approximately 60 – 70 part-time Gallery Attendants (GAs), who staff exhibitions and public programs at three museum locations: MOCA Grand Avenue, The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, and MOCA Pacific Design Center.
- With Director of Visitor Engagement, set performance goals for GAs including content preparedness, conversational strategies, and art protection techniques; develop training and evaluation methods to ensure goals are met.
- With Director of Visitor Engagement, collaborate with curatorial and education staff members to select—and, where necessary, edit—written and video materials, and devise presentations and training workshops.
- Coordinate administrative systems to support and track staff performance, including updating roster and training records, handling distribution of uniforms and other supplies, and documenting attendance and policy compliance.
- Prepare and present information, facilitate discussions, and develop other appropriate content for daily briefings and additional scheduled trainings for GAs, including role-play scenarios, discussing artworks, emergency preparedness, and conveying logistical information. Some daily briefings will include MOCA Security Officers, and may be presented jointly with a security manager.
- In the absence of the Director and Manager of Visitor Engagement, act as an on-duty supervisor for GAs during shifts and buildings as designated, so that exhibition-related, customer service, and visitor engagement issues can be escalated to a supervisor.
- Review GA performance and assess training needs, offering coaching and soliciting feedback on a daily basis.
- Assist GAs in crowded galleries, and interface with self-guided groups as needed.
- Assist MOCA Security in handling fire/life safety protocols, including medical incidents or emergency situations.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Jeanne Hoel
Associate Director of Education, School & Teacher Programs
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
250 S. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
T: 213-621-1706
F: 213-620-8674
Please quote Global Museum Jobs in your application. Posted June 22nd

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Museum Preparator Colorado Springs, CO
Colorado College
Summary Description: Coordinate all facets of exhibition installation and de-installation of all museum galleries including the permanent collection galleries, special exhibition galleries, Tactile Gallery, and art in public areas.
- Collaborate with Museum Registrar and Curators to coordinate and install all exhibits, loan exhibitions, and changing and permanent exhibitions from the Museum collection; work closely with museum staff on exhibition scheduling, security, and implementation.
- Work closely with the Director of Academic Engagement and Museum Registrar to support teaching from the collection by making objects available for study; interact effectively and professionally with college faculty, interns, and students.
- Instruct and guide interns and students on proper handling, use, and safety procedures for hand and power tools.
- Coordinate with Museum Registrar and Curators to develop materials and installation budgets for all exhibitions.
- Prepare, handle, move and install artwork in galleries and collections storage; construct storage and art transport furniture as needed.
- Prepare, construct, install, repair and store, casework, pedestals, mounts, lighting, wall colors, labels, text panels, graphics, signage, didactic components and AV equipment; direct, oversee and coordinate outside mount construction as needed.
- Design, construct and repair crates and storage systems; handle and supervise all incoming and outgoing exhibits.
- Maintain a clean, highly organized and properly equipped preparation area and exhibition supply carts; purchase tools, hardware, matting and framing materials as needed.
- In consultation with the Registrar, maintain art on display in galleries and on grounds; clean objects as needed; identify damage or potential risk to art on display and notify appropriate staff.
- Install and monitor all audio-visual equipment as needed for exhibitions; make recommendations for equipment updates and purchase.
- Research and contract with outside vendors; work closely with other staff and outside consultants to ensure work is completed on schedule and within budget.
- Communicate effectively with borrowing/lending institutions and museum staff to ensure successful handling of objects and installation of exhibits.
- Maintain conservation standards in all aspects of art handling and display.
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Please quote Global Museum Jobs in your application. Posted June 22nd

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Chief Curator Cambridge, MA
The Harvard Art Museums is seeking applications and nominations for a Chief Curator.
The institution is comprised of three museums -- the Fogg, Busch-Reisinger and Arthur M. Sackler museums – and four research centers, houses one of the largest and most renowned art collections in the United States. The mission of the Harvard Art Museums is to bring to light the intrinsic power of art and promote critical looking and thinking for students, faculty and the public.
The museums are distinguished by the range and depth of their collections, their groundbreaking exhibitions and the original research of their staff. Integral to Harvard University and the wider community, the museums and research centers serve as resources for students, scholars and the public. For more than a century they have been a premier training ground for museum professionals and are renowned for their seminal role in developing the discipline of art history in the United States. The Harvard Art Museums have a rich tradition of considering the history of objects as an integral part of the teaching and study of art history, focusing on conservation and preservation concerns as well as technical studies.
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The Chief Curator will be a critical member of the senior leadership team of the Harvard Art Museums, along with the Director, Deputy Director and Director of Institutional Advancement. S/he will report to the Elizabeth and John Moors Cabot Director and serve as a strong thought partner to the Director on a wide-ranging set of issues. As a member of the senior leadership team, s/he will participate in the strategic planning and execution of an array of divisional initiatives and collaborate across departments to achieve institutional goals and priorities. Working in close partnership with the Deputy Director, the Chief Curator will help realize the full potential of the museums.
Most fundamentally, the Chief Curator will lead all aspects of the curatorial program at the Harvard Art Museums. S/he will lead the curatorial team and advance the Harvard Art Museums' mission to bring to light the intrinsic power of art and promote critical looking and thinking for students, faculty and the public. Under the leadership and guidance of the Chief Curator, the curatorial team will create timely and stimulating exhibitions, working with the collections of the Harvard Art Museums as well as loans from outside sources.
The Chief Curator will have significant responsibility for ensuring the strategic development and stewardship of the Harvard Art Museums' collections with a vision towards how the collections are used to fulfill the museums' unique mission as a teaching museum and premiere training ground for museum professionals, especially the rapidly evolving field of fine art curators.
A Ph.D. in Art History or related field and a minimum of ten years of curatorial and five years of management experience in a museum setting are highly desired for this role. Knowledge of at least one foreign language is preferred.
Koya Leadership Partners, a national retained executive search firm that works exclusively with mission-driven clients, has been exclusively retained for this search. To make recommendations or express interest in this role please e-mail Alison Ranney and Alexandra Corvin at All inquiries and discussions will be considered strictly confidential.
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Please quote Global Museum Jobs in your application. Posted June 17th

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Director, Illinois State Museum Springfield, IL
The Illinois State Museum, an Office of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, seeks candidates for the position of Museum Director. Founded in 1877, the Illinois State Museum is the steward of 13.5 million objects that document the natural and cultural heritage of Illinois. The Museum has a long and distinguished history of scientific research, the study of artistic traditions, and innovative educational programming, all of which fosters community engagement. At present, the Museum system consists of the Illinois State Museum and the Research and Collections Center in Springfield, Dickson Mounds near Lewistown, and the Lockport Gallery in Lockport, Illinois. The Director of the Illinois State Museum is responsible for the overall leadership, operation, planning, and management of all programs and activities of the Museum. The Museum Director shall have substantial relevant senior level leadership experience at a museum or other similar organization. An advanced degree in a field related to the Museum’s interests or commensurate experience is essential. Demonstrated successful experience is desirable in the following areas: museum operations, staff and fiscal management, strategic planning, governmental and other external relations, and fundraising. The ideal candidate will be a highly skilled communicator with experience in private and public fundraising, including complex federal grants. Success in building or growing an organization is highly desirable. Must be able to show sound understanding of effective fiscal management and administration, along with the ability to work with boards and government departments. Experience in building widespread public support and working with an organization in transition will be highly valued. Preference will be given to candidates with a substantial publication or professional presentation record and/or participation and leadership in national professional organizations.
The Illinois State Museum Director also manages the day-to-day operation of the Illinois State Museum Society, a 501(c)(3) organization established by Illinois statute to promote and support the Museum. The Director coordinates Museum Society activities with a membership-elected Board of Directors.
A copy of the complete position description and benefit package is available at
Applications, including CV/resumé and three references, and any initial inquiries should be directed by email to Tammy Wheeler. Application deadline: July 21, 2017.
Please quote Global Museum Jobs in your application. Posted June 8th

Education Coordinator
Kingston, NY
Hudson River Maritime Museum
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The Hudson River Maritime Museum (HRMM) in Kingston, NY is seeking applicants for the position of Education Coordinator. This 30-40 hour/week, year-round position works closely with the Education Director to execute all museum education programs and assist with the creation of new programs. Position to start August, 2017.
The Education Assistant is responsible for managing field trips and other education programs when the Education Director is not present, including, but not limited to:
- booking all field trips, including invoicing, and maintaining shared calendar
- assisting with management and scheduling of volunteers and interns
- creating new and executing existing youth programs, including school field trips, summer camps, and Sunday family programs
- assisting with recruitment and management of high school boatbuilding program
Other duties include:
- assisting with program marketing
- assisting with public events
- assisting with volunteer training
- other duties as required
Position includes room for leadership and development of other programs including, but not limited to:
- early childhood programs to take place mornings and/or on weekends
- summer camps
- after school programs
- library outreach programs
- summer camp outreach programs
Candidates must be available during school hours, especially on Mondays and Tuesdays, and have a flexible schedule. Hours may be up to 40 hours per week during the busy field trip season. Some weekends and evenings will be required.
Candidates must also be able to read, retain, and accurately interpret a wide range of historical topics for a variety of audiences (from kindergarten through PhD). Ideal candidates will have prior public speaking or tour experience, excellent customer service, be self-starting, and be able to think on their feet. Strong interest in local and regional history required.
BA in History, Public History, Social Studies Education and/or Museum Studies strongly preferred. Prior experience working with children in an educational setting and/or museum experience a plus.
To Apply:
Send your cover letter and resume to or mail to:
Sarah Wassberg
Hudson River Maritime Museum
50 Rondout Landing
Kingston, NY 12401
Application deadline is Friday, July 21, 2017.
About Us:
The Hudson River Maritime Museum is dedicated to interpreting and preserving the maritime history of the Hudson River and its tributaries, including the industries dependent on the river. The museum was founded in 1980 and is located in the Historic Rondout Waterfront District in Kingston, NY. Visit for more information.
Please quote Global Museum Jobs in your application. Posted May 30th