MAAM Job Board

All MAAM members can post a position at no charge for 30 days. Non-members will be charged a rate of $50 for a 30 day posting.

As of August 1, 2018, all postings must include the following in accordance with administrative best practices: description of the position and organization, numerical salary or salary range.


Astor Curator and Department Head, Printed Books and Bindings, The Morgan Library & Museum

New York, NY

Salary: $110,000-$125,000

Experienced curator to lead Department of Printed Books and Bindings at major NYC museum. Oversee renowned printed book collection; organize exhibitions, make acquisitions; steward collection growth, care, documentation; support research; cultivate donors. 7 years’ experience with primary materials in libraries/special collections, MA or equivalent in relevant field, Latin and 2nd language. Excellent communicator, outgoing personality. Experience with exhibitions, antiquarian booksellers, acquisitions, donor cultivation.

Full qualifications and how to apply by 7/15/2019: https://museum-search.com. EOE. Nominations welcome.


Associate Curator of Latin American Art, Denver Art Museum

Denver, CO

Salary: $55,200-$82,800

Seeking goal-oriented curator to build Latin American modern and contemporary art collection, develop an exhibition program. Help secure patronage for collection, activate national and international networks, build museum engagement. Minimum 3 years’ curatorial or equivalent experience; expert in modern and contemporary Latin American art; record of exhibitions/installations, acquisitions, publications. MA/MFA in relevant field. Fluent in Spanish and English. International applicants considered. Details: www.museum-search.com.  Apply by July 29, 2019 to SearchandRef@museum-search.com.  EOE.  Nominations welcome. 


Senior Curator, The John Michael Kohler Arts Center (JMKAC)

Sheboygan, WI

Salary: $80,000-$95,000

The John Michael Kohler Arts Center (JMKAC), Sheboygan, WI, seeks Senior Curator to lead Curatorial/Collections departments at the premier institution dedicated to vernacular art. JMKAC is nationally recognized for innovative programs, artist-built environments, self-taught, visionary, folk genres within the context of contemporary art. Collection totals 22,000 objects. The Art Preserve, a new 58,000 sq. ft. collection/exhibition facility will open 2020. Candidates should demonstrate interest in art that is outside the mainstream. 3 direct reports within a department of 12, annual department budget of $556,000. Competitive salary and benefits. Qualifications/how to apply: https://museum-search.com/open-searches/. Deadline July 22, 2019 searchandref@museum-search.com. EOE. Nominations welcome.


Museum Curator (LatinX Political History), Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

Washington D.C.

Salary: $99,172 to $128,920 per year

The position is located in the Division of Political & Military History, Office of Curatorial Affairs, National Museum of American History. The incumbent carries out the research, collections management, exhibitions development and education mission of the museum, with a focus on Latinx political history, social justice and civil rights and labor movements throughout American history and produces research products (books, articles, new media, exhibitions, etc). 

Responsibilities:

  • Researches American History as it relates to Latinx political history, social justice movements, general civil rights history, or the history of labor movements throughout American History, and produces research products (books, articles, new media, exhibitions, etc.).
  • Surveys, builds upon, and reinterprets existing Political History collections to provide broader coverage of the American Latinx experience, social justice movements, civil rights, and/or labor movements.
  • Develops museum exhibitions and helps establish new exhibition initiatives throughout the museum and the Smithsonian.
  • Helps develop museum programs including a series with the Program Director of Latino History and Culture, on topics such as the Latinx civil rights struggles, labor history, and immigration policy.
  • Collaborates with other units across the Smithsonian, including the Smithsonian Latino Center, as well as with appropriate national scholarly and cultural institutions.

For the full position description and additional information, please click here: http://midatlanticmuseums.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Latinx-Political-History-Curator-flyer-FINAL.pdf


Communications and Marketing Manager, National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA)

Washington D.C.

Salary: $55,000 – $60,000

Please note: Applications due by June 18, 2019

The Communications and Marketing Manager assists with plans to increase the National Museum of Women in the Arts’ visibility by publicizing and promoting exhibitions, programs, events, and other museum initiatives to the media and other targeted audiences, based on strategies devised with the Director of Communications and Marketing. Additionally, the Manager will assist the director in liaising and monitoring relationships between the museum and its strategic marketing and public relations firms. The Manager will also contribute to the implementation of marketing and advertising plans, oversee content for the website press room, and manage administrative duties within the department, including the annual budget. This position reports to the Director of Communications and Marketing and has no direct reports. This is a full-time position with a competitive benefits package.

The National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) brings recognition to the achievements of women artists of all periods and nationalities by exhibiting, preserving, acquiring, and researching art by women and by educating the public concerning their accomplishments. To fulfill its mission, the museum cares for and displays a permanent collection / presents special exhibitions, conducts education programs, maintains a Library and Research Center, publishes a quarterly magazine and books on women artists, and supports a network of national and international chapters. It also serves as a center for the performing and literary arts and other creative disciplines.

For a full position description and application instructions, please click here: http://midatlanticmuseums.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Communications-and-Marketing-Manager.pdf


Executive Director; The Museum of Texas Tech University

Lubbock, TX

Salary: $76,248

Texas Tech University seeks a dynamic, thoughtful, engaging leader for the Executive Director of the Museum of Texas Tech University. The successful Executive Director will provide overall leadership and administration, while developing a wide variety of stakeholders in a vision that advances the Museum’s excellence and engagement in research, curatorial and public education, and visitor experiences. The Executive Director has overall charge of the Museum’s budget, finances, personnel, and operations and reports to the Provost through the Senior Vice Provost. The Executive Director oversees a budget of $3.2 million dollars and a staff of 67 full-and part-time faculty, staff and student employees.

The Museum is both a community museum and a research institution. The Museum manages impressive collections of more than eight million objects in disciplines covering art, clothing and textiles, anthropology (archaeology & ethnology), history and natural sciences. Additionally, the Museum is home to: the Lubbock Lake Landmark, a world-renown archaeological and natural history preserve; the internationally known Natural Science Research Laboratory; the Artist Printmaker/Photographer Research Collection; and the Moody Planetarium. The Museum houses the Heritage and Museum Sciences master’s degree program, one of the oldest and largest programs of its kind in the U.S. These valuable elements of the Museum contribute to the university’s excellence in teaching, research and outreach.

For a full position description please click here: http://midatlanticmuseums.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Executive-Director-of-the-Museum-of-Texas-Tech-University.docx


Director and Curator; The Lewes Historical Society

Lewes, DE

Salary: $55,000.00 – $65,000.00

The Lewes Historical Society is seeking a dynamic, experienced and innovative Director and Curator who will lead the Society while working collaboratively with a dedicated Board of Trustees, a highly motivated full and part-time staff of fourteen, volunteers and diverse community and regional affiliates. As the senior executive staff member, the Director will report to the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees and work with the board as a whole to ensure that the Society’s mission and its operational goals are achieved.  

Role: The role of the Director is to provide executive leadership and management of the Lewes Historical Society and its city-wide facilities, to develop continuing sources of revenue to allow the Society to achieve its mission, and to oversee the curation of the documents and artifacts in the Society’s archival Collection.  In this role, the Director serves as emissary and brand ambassador for the Society and engages the greater Lewes community to promote the history of Lewes and the Delmarva region.

For more information and a full position description, please click here: http://midatlanticmuseums.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Mid-atlantic-job-description.pdf


Associate Director for Curatorial Affairs; Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

Washington D.C.

Salary: This is a Trust (non-Federal) position. The salary range is $150,000 – $192,300 annually with an excellent benefits package.

We are seeking an Associate Director for the Office of Curatorial Affairs (OCA) who will be primarily responsible for the National Museum of American History’s exhibitions, collections and research functions. The Associate Director will provide dynamic and thoughtful leadership, vision, support and direction to the OCA in the planning, development and implementation of exhibitions, collecting, research publication and programming. The Associate Director will take the lead in articulating the intellectual framework for short- and long-term planning, actively engaging the public in museum activities and developing a wide range of future exhibits and programs including on-site, traveling and digital initiatives.

The Associate Director will nurture the intellectual life of the museum. The Associate Director will develop and balance broad guidelines and objectives for scholarly and collections activities, and leverage his/her knowledge of professional standards, best practices and issues related to historical research, material culture and museum management, including collections management, exhibitions and public service. The Associate Director will work collaboratively with other members of the Museum’s Senior Management team and serve as key advisor to the Director on scholarly and collections programs and issues.

For a full position description, please click here: http://midatlanticmuseums.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/EX-19-00.pdf


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