Museum Education Specialist, Space Telescope Science Institute
Salary: $51,870 – $84,548
The Space Telescope Science Institute, located on the campus of Johns Hopkins University, seeks a Museum Education Specialist for our Office of Public Outreach. Are you passionate about making astronomy exciting, engaging, understandable, and relevant to diverse audiences? This position will primarily support the NASA’s Universe of Learning science education program, as well as public engagement activities for the Hubble Space Telescope and James Webb Space Telescope.
For a full position description, please click here: http://midatlanticmuseums.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Museum-Education-Specialist-II-026458a-revised-4-10-19.pdfh
Collection Manager, Vertebrate Paleontology, Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History Yale
Peabody Museum of Natural History
New Haven, CT
Reporting to the Curator-in-Charge of the Division, under the direction of Vertebrate Paleontology (VP) Curators, and in conjunction with the Director of Collections and Research, the VP Collection Manager is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the VP Division, with the primary goal of promoting the use, maintenance, and growth of Vertebrate Paleontology collections at the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History (YPM).
- Manages all aspects of specimen loans, including consultation with Preparation Lab to ensure safe packing and shipping, and tracks internal and external usage statistics, including frequency of taxon/specimen use.
- Manages the housing of specimens and the arrangement of collections for long-term preservation and usefulness; oversees collections facilities, access requests, and security.
- Oversees cataloging and digitization efforts for incoming collections, backlogs, loans, and research or teaching requests; promotes dissemination of specimen information through on-line collections portals including image databases and 3-D libraries.
- Provides taxonomic identifications of specimens and assesses their associated data for accuracy and historical context, including promoting continuous upgrades to specimen identifications and nomenclature.
- Oversees efforts to improve specimen organization, preservation, and conservation, in consultation with the Chief Preparator.
- Manages specimen acquisition, accessioning, permitting and reporting processes associated with acquisitions, incoming collections; manages international, federal and state compliance issues related to collecting, import/export, and transportation of collections for acquisitions and loans.
- Coordinates with Development staff on fund-raising opportunities; writes collections-improvement grants to improve curation, accessibility, and preservation of VP collections.
- Plans and develops exhibits, including writing interpretive labels, and assists with selecting specimens for display; consults with Chief Preparator on specimen preparation, mount making, exhibit maintenance (e.g., cleaning, repair) and installation.
- Leads field expeditions, where 3-5 mile hikes over rough terrain are common.
- Uses various industrial equipment to conduct duties. Operates gas-powered and pneumatic saws, jack hammers, and tools for removal of rock matrix in the field and laboratory.
- Represents VP Division on YPM committees.
For a full position description, please click here: http://midatlanticmuseums.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/54457_Final-ad-copy.doc
Education Technologist, Office of Audience Engagement (OAE), Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History
Salary: $47,016 annually plus an excellent benefits package. This is a two-year full-time, Trust (non-federal) position at IS-07 grade level with promotion potential and potential for renewal depending on additional funding.
The National Museum of American History (NMAH) seeks a dynamic educator with experience in digital learning and outreach to join our team as an Education Technologist. The incumbent supports the education team’s digital efforts to reach and engage its constituents via distance learning, website, e-newsletter, and social media accounts as part of NMAH’s wider education strategy. The position offers an opportunity to connect classroom teachers and students with the rich resources of the Smithsonian, and to serve as an ambassador for the Smithsonian to school districts nationwide.
- Managing content for History Explorer, NMAH’s teacher first website, to provide K-12 resources and featured content that reflects museum initiatives and K-12 curricula
- Creating a standard format for new material following NMAH style guidelines
- Coordinating the development and deployment of digital learning resources and providing input and guidance to project teams on digital learning best practices
- Collaborating with vendors, curators, educators, and others to create new digital resources and events
- Collecting data and creating reports to provide updates on website analytics and the progress of programs and projects
- Developing and optimizing the use of e-newsletters and social media accounts to reach educators and respond to teacher inquiries
- Implementing in-person and web-based teacher professional development programs with NMAH senior staff
- Conducting workshops and sharing information on best practices for educational technology use and sources of information on trends, research, and applications
Applications are due by 5 pm EST Friday, April 19th. For a full position description, please click here: http://midatlanticmuseums.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Ed-Technologist-Job-ad-FINAL.pdf.
Development Manager, The Academy Art Museum
Salary: competitive compensation ($50Ks-60Ks commensurate with experience) with benefits including health plan, HSA, and SEP.
The Academy Art Museum in Easton, MD, seeks an energetic, organized and charismatic Development Manager to forward our development and fundraising efforts. The individual will have experience managing development operations working with a talented staff and dedicated contractors. The Development Manager will be an outgoing, personable individual who builds confidence with a wide range of individuals. The position provides an excellent opportunity for an individual with strong experience to assume leadership of a vibrant development program at an AAM-accredited art museum, with 50,000 annual visitors, 1,500 members, and a highly engaged donor and trustee community, recently nearing the completion of a $5 million capital campaign.
The Development Manager oversees all aspects of the museum’s development and fundraising operations and strategies. Areas of responsibility include annual giving, membership, donor database management, special events, donor relations and stewardship, communications, grants, planned giving and capital campaign. The Development Manager supervises up to two development staff, including the Audience Engagement Manager and the Development Coordinator, and coordinates with contract staff including PR Consultant and Grant Writer. The Development Manager reports to the Director, and is a full-time, exempt position.
Please send your cover letter and CV to Patrick Murphy, Director of Finance at email@example.com. Writing sample and references requested. Full job description on request.
Curator, The Heckscher Museum of Art
Salary: $65,000 to $85,000.
The Heckscher Museum of Art seeks a Curator. The Curator oversees the planning and execution of the Museum’s curatorial programs, including art acquisition, collections research and interpretation, exhibitions, and supervision of all staff involved in these areas. The Curator directs the preparation of didactic information, brochures, and catalogues that accompany exhibitions. The Curator is responsible for the management of curatorial files and records. Maintains appropriate relationships with professional colleagues. As a department head, the Curator works closely with other institutional leaders and contributes to key Museum initiatives, events, and the preparation of the annual budget. Works closely with the Board of Trustees’ Collection Stewardship Committee on collection and exhibition related matters.
For more information visit our website at: http://heckscher.org. To download the full position description, please click here: http://midatlanticmuseums.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/curator-mws-002.pdf
Please submit your resume and cover letter to Executive Director & CEO, Michael Schantz at firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls, please.