Director of Curatorial Affairs Jackson, MI
The Ella Sharp Museum
The Ella Sharp Museum seeks an energetic, innovative, and dynamic individual to lead the department of Curatorial Affairs. The successful candidate will have demonstrated experience leading a team, collaborating with internal and external stakeholders to nurture partnerships that support collecting and exhibition efforts, and working strategically.
Reports to: Executive Director
Classification: Full time, Exempt
Location: 3225 Fourth St, Jackson MI
Department: Curatorial Affairs
Supervises: Archives Coordinator, Exhibits Coordinator, Cell Block 7 Manager, Interns and Volunteers
Salary: $32,500-$37,500 with benefits
About this position:
Under the direction of the museum’s Executive Director, the Director of Curatorial Affairs (DCA) provides leadership to the Ella by connecting the museum’s mission and vision with the greater Jackson community through a robust exploration of historic themes, artistic ideas, and community needs. The DCA serves as team leader to the Curatorial Affairs Department, sets direction for the museum’s collecting efforts and exhibition program, and ensures the Cell Block 7 satellite museum is integrated with all areas of museum operations. The DCA is a member of the senior staff team that includes the Director of Learning and Engagement, Director of External Affairs, Director of Facilities, and the Accounting and Business Office Manager. This position is primarily 9 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday with occasional evening, weekend and holiday hours.
Representative responsibilities of this office include:
- Plans, directs, and advances museum’s strategic plan by setting Cell Block 7 strategic direction and leading new collecting and exhibition initiatives
- Develop community partnerships that foster museum engagement particularly through collections, exhibit, and Cell Block 7
- Provide leadership to Cell Block 7 operations, insuring clear communication with stakeholders and museum staff
- Keeps current on museum best practices with particular focus on equity and inclusion
- Oversee the museum’s historic structures, provide guidance on care and interpretation, manage relationship with City of Jackson regarding city owned structures at the Ella
- Lead department team to establish priorities for collecting, research, exhibition, documentation, and access
- Lead exhibit development, write labels, and conduct evaluation
- Direct museum collecting activities with particular focus on developing a collections plan that reflects current community events and activities and respects community stakeholders
- Staff liaison to Board Collections Committee
- Lead reaccreditation team
- Partners with staff team to develop and manage department budgets within financial goals
- Acts as a spokesperson for the museum, represents the museum at the local, regional and national level
- Assist individual team members as needed
Desired Qualifications:
- Bachelor’s degree required, Masters preferred in public history, museum studies, art history, or related field
- 5-7 years of curatorial experience in multi-disciplinary museum, or any other combination of experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities
- Demonstrated success in leadership roles and experience forming successful collaborations with community groups
- Ability to manage multiple, complex priorities within demanding timeframes
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills required
- Experience with standard office software, Collection Management System (PastPerfect) experience a plus
This position requires the ability to do one or more of the following throughout the day: sit, stand, and walk, to lift up to 30 lbs occasionally, do close work in an office environment using a computer monitor and perform repetitive hand movements. Employee must be able to communicate verbally. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
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.
About Cell Block 7: Michigan’s Prison Museum:
Operated in partnership with the Michigan Department of Corrections, the Cell Block 7 museum occupies two decommissioned buildings on the grounds of the still-active State Prison of Southern Michigan. Visitors tour the prisoner intake building then pass through to the 5-story tall cell block where they can enter individual cells and the main dining area or explore exhibits on prison history.
How to apply:
Submit cover letter, resume, and writing sample, PDF preferred, via email to:
Diane Gutenkauf, Executive Director,
Ella Sharp Museum,
Applications will be accepted until April 2, 2018. Resumes will be reviewed upon receipt.
Please quote Global Museum Jobs in your application. Posted February 24th

Haskell Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art Princeton,NJ
Princeton University Art Museum
The Princeton University Art Museum seeks to appoint a visionary and productive curator as its Haskell Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art to this important endowed position. One of a team of 11 curators within a Museum of 85 staff and an operating budget of approximately $16 million, the Haskell Curator is charged with shepherding the Museum’s collecting and exhibiting activities in art after 1945.
The Museum seeks an experienced person with the ability to formulate and advance a vision for a university museum with an established commitment to modern and contemporary art as a core component of its program. Reporting to the Associate Director for Collections and Exhibitions, and in close coordination with the Director, the Curator will be an intellectual authority on, and will assume a full range of curatorial responsibilities for, the Museum’s globe-spanning activities in art after 1945. The Haskell Curator will craft an ambitious program of temporary exhibitions, research, and scholarly publications and will work closely with faculty and students to foster significant and sustained curricular and scholarly engagement with the collections.
Working within a team environment, and supervising project-based research assistants and student interns, the Haskell Curator will promote dialogue, engagement, and collaboration both within the Museum and beyond, serving as an important public intellectual voice in the fields of global modern and contemporary art. The Curator will be able to grow the collections significantly by recommending works for purchase and cultivating and working closely with collectors, especially Princeton alumni around the world. The Haskell Curator will also play an active role in cultivating a corpus of benefactors and collectors with a passion for modern and contemporary art, including individuals, foundations, federal agencies, and other sources.
Basic Qualifications:
Advanced degree required. A Ph.D. in the history of art or a related field is preferred, along with a record of scholarly publications and significant curatorial experience and evidence of a network of relationships in the community of museums, galleries, and collectors. This position is subject to the University’s background check policy.
Additional Information:
Further information about the Museum and its programs can be found at
To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter detailing your curatorial philosophy, a CV, and contact information for five references to this site. The application deadline is March 22, 2018, 11:59 p.m. EST.
Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Please quote Global Museum Jobs in your application. Posted February 21st

Educational Programming & Events Coordinator Leadville, CO
National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum
Type: Full-time annual position with benefits
Reports To: Executive Director
Salary Range: $32,000-$36,000
The Educational Programming & Events Coordinator is responsible for the development of educational programming and events through mission-based interpretative experiences that drive community participation through inclusive, interactive, and immersive talks, seminars, events, activities, and school group tours. Programming and events need to encompass activities that are multicultural, multilingual, and inter-generational. The Coordinator works closely with the Curator to develop programming that coincides with and adds dimension to museum exhibits and supports the museum’s mission. The Coordinator also assists the Events Manager with development of fundraising events, including themes, format, décor, and other aspects of event production. Must be able to work some evenings and weekends as program schedule demands. Benefits package. Application review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Go to this site for full job description and application procedures. EOE.
Please quote Global Museum Jobs in your application. Posted February 18th

Guest Relations Representative Oak Park, IL
Frank Lloyd Wright Trust
Supervisor’s Title: HS Daily Operations Manager or RH Daily Operations Manager
Employees Supervised: None
Classification: Seasonal/part-time (April – October) Hourly
Location: Chicago, IL and Oak Park, IL
Work Summary: Implement successful delivery of daily guest experiences and activities including but not limited to tours, programs, events, administrative support, shop and retail support, special use of sites and facility rentals at the Home and Studio, Unity Temple, the Rookery and Robie House. Travel to four Home and Studio and Unity Temple in Oak Park, Rookery in downtown Chicago, and Robie House in Hyde Park sites is required. Weekend and evening hours may be required to meet the needs of the organization and customer service goals of the department.
Essential Duties:
- Deliver quality daily guest experiences including but not limited to tours, programs, events, special use of sites and facility rentals at the Home and Studio, Unity Temple, Robie House and the Rookery.
- Assist in the preparation of the sites for delivery of guest experiences
- Participate in and complete the interpreter training program(s), successfully learning to lead tours.
- Manage daily audio tour logistics.
- Assist with and support museum shop retail operations as assigned.
- As a team member of the Guest Relations Department provide organizational support and back up as coordinated by supervisor.
- Provide administrative assistance to Daily Operations Manager at Home and Studio site.
- Assist other departments and perform other duties as assigned.
- Ensure customer service and safety goals in order to contribute to organizational objectives.
- As a team member of the Trust, demonstrate positive interpersonal skills that promote open communication, respect for all positions, maintenance of confidentiality and success of the organization.
High school diploma or equivalent preferred. Position requires excellent customer service, organization and communication skills. Experience in hospitality, museums, or other service industry with proven results preferred. Experience with cash handling a plus.
Central administrative office is accessible and located in Loop historic building; Oak Park and Chicago house museum sites are multi-level work areas not accessible to the mobility impaired. Position requires frequent computer and phone use. Workplace is a smoke- and drug-free environment. Travel to off-site locations necessary. Weekend and occasional evening hours required. Equal opportunity employer.
Health and Safety Requirments/Instruction:
Employees advised on OSHA standards through required signage and administrative updates compliant with federal and state law.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.
To apply for this job email your details to
Please quote Global Museum Jobs in your application. Posted February 18th

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Museum Director Kent, OH
Kent State University
Basic Function:
To provide leadership and direction for the museum in a manner consistent with the University mission. Reports to Dean, College of the Arts.
Duties/essential functions may include, but not be limited to, the following:
Develop and implement strategic planning for museum collections development and exhibits scheduling; design and execute marketing plan to expand constituency.
Plan and collaborate with staff, university personnel, national and international colleagues, and donors on acquisitions development, the preservation and care of collections, and the education of the public and university community on the history of fashion and art.
Write grant proposals, coordinate fund-raising events.
Provide leadership of a small department, unit, or major function and/or direct supervision over administrative/professional employees.
Perform related duties as assigned.
Applications close: May 12, 2018 Eastern Daylight Time
Full posting here.
Please quote Global Museum Jobs in your application. Posted February 15th

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Assistant Director, Visitor Services Sarasota, FL
The John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art/Florida State University
The assistant director oversees the visitor experience at The Ringling.
Responsible for the following operational areas: Visitor Services, Admissions, Museum Stores, and the Historic Asolo Theater Box Office and Front of House.
Visitor Experience: Surveys and recommends solutions or policy changes to greater enhance the visitor experience. Develops policies and procedures related to all aspects of the visitor experience cross-departmentally and in conjunction with Senior Staff to implement strategies to enhance the visitor experience campus-wide. Recommends changes to Ringling website, online ticketing, and other visitor informational tools as appropriate. Incumbent would be required to work occasional weekends and attend evening and weekend events.
Staff Management: Supervises Admissions, Visitor Services, Museum Stores, and Historic Asolo Theater Box Office and Front of House staff. Includes hiring, training, discipline, and performance evaluations. Interviews, trains, and assigns volunteers as needed. Participates in the development and presentation of staff customer service and front-line training.
Visitor Analysis: Develops strategies for analyzing Ringling audience. Recommends and implements visitor surveys, capture and reporting strategies and methods, and reports such findings to Senior Staff on a regular basis. Evaluates visitor comment cards and surveys and recommends solutions or policy changes to greater enhance the visitor experience. Develops policies and procedures related to all aspects of the visitor experience: admissions, ticketing, transportation, front-line volunteers. Works with Ringling Departments to develop and enrich the visitor experience.
Full posting here.
Closes: March 30, 2018
Please quote Global Museum Jobs in your application. Posted February 15th

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Education Coordinator Kingston, NY
Hudson River Maritime Museum
The Hudson River Maritime Museum (HRMM) in Kingston, NY is seeking an experienced candidate for a full-time, year-round education position with room for advancement. HRMM has grown exponentially in the past three years, including opening the Riverport Wooden Boat School in 2015 and Riverport Sailing & Rowing School in 2017. Located on Rondout Creek in the historic Rondout Waterfront District of Kingston, NY, HRMM is open year-round and focuses on the maritime and industrial heritage of the Hudson River.
As we grow, HRMM needs an experienced, self-starting person for the Education Coordinator Position.
The Education Coordinator of the Hudson River Maritime Museum is responsible for:
- Scheduling, promoting, and executing all school field trips and in-class programs
- Scheduling, promoting, and executing adult group tours and bus tours
- Creating and managing the museum’s “Museum Mates” family program one Saturday per month
- Administration of “YouthBoat,” a daytime and after school youth boatbuilding program
- Administration of all youth summer programs, including rowing and sailing camps
- Creation and execution of new education programs
- Recruiting, training, and scheduling education volunteer tour guides/docents
The Education Coordinator will assist with:
- Planning, execution, and marketing of all museum public events and festivals
- Staffing HRMM’s year-round lecture series
- Program marketing, including writing press releases, updating the website, and online calendar
- Museum store volunteer training and occasional desk staffing
Some evenings and weekends will be required. This position requires attention to detail and a drive for constant improvement.
The ideal candidate will have a Master’s degree in Public History or Museum Studies, and/or prior experience in museum education. Bachelor’s degree in history, education, or similar field required. Experience with staff or volunteer management a plus. Position requirements include excellent communications, customer service, public speaking, organizational, and writing skills. Candidates should be self-starting, creative, hard-working, and good team players.
Please submit a cover letter, resume, and writing sample (historical essay, research paper, or program/lesson plan) to by April 30, 2018. Position begins July, 2018.
Salary range of $16-$18/hour, commensurate with experience. This is a full time position.
For more information about the Hudson River Maritime Museum, please visit
Please quote Global Museum Jobs in your application. Posted February 1st

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