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, benefits, and desired level of experience. Contact info@midatlanticmuseums.org to post a position or to ask questions about posting on our site.

Executive Director, The Berkshire Museum

Pittsfield, MA

Salary: Commensurate with experience at $135,000 to $165,000 a year.

Summary

The Berkshire Museum is seeking an experienced and innovative Executive Director to advance the Museum as a regional resource providing impactful experiences around art, science, and history across a broad and diverse community constantly confronting change and challenge. The Executive Director will encourage the interdisciplinary interpretation of the Museum’s collections in art, history, and the natural sciences by providing experiences that are fresh and relevant in a changing world. The Museum is financially secure with a substantial capital budget, providing the next leader of this 100+ year-old institution an opportunity to expand its relevance, status, and influence.

The Executive Director is the strategic, creative, and operational leader of the Berkshire Museum with responsibility for ensuring that the organization meets its financial and programmatic goals to bring people together for experiences that spark creativity and innovative thinking through connections among art, history, and natural science. In addition, he/she is the primary spokesperson, fundraiser, and ambassador for the Museum, articulating its vision, values, and contribution to the Berkshire community, elected officials, educators, donors, the broader museum community, the news media, and others who could support the museum in meeting its goals.

The Director reports to a twenty-person Board of Trustees that also has three honorary life trustees. The Executive Director supervises three core teams of the Museum, including Support Services, Engagement, and Experience.

For the full position description, please click here: Berkshire Museum_Job Announcement

Executive Director, The Oysterponds Historical Society

Orient, NY

Salary: Commensurate with experience at $70,000 to $85,000 a year.

Job Summary

The Oysterponds Historical Society (OHS), is looking for an Executive Director (ED) to lead us for our next chapter. Located in bucolic Orient, NY at the tip of Long Island’s North Fork, OHS has a remarkable collection of documents, art and historical objects housed in seven historic buildings on our verdant campus.

Celebrating our 75-year anniversary in 2019, OHS serves as the cultural hub of our dynamic local community, which includes long-time residents with roots going back generations as well as more recent arrivals, and part-time and summer residents.

With dedicated staff and committed volunteers, a fully engaged Board of Directors, and a broad base of donor support, this is an opportune moment for the right person to build on our stable financial position and growing momentum. We are looking for a new leader to shape strategy, deliver our exhibitions, programs, and events to the public with a high level of excellence and oversee our general and fiscal management. The ED will also be the primary face to the community and our chief fundraiser and marketer.

We are looking for an individual who has strong experience in management, a passion for interpreting history, and enthusiasm for fundraising, and who embraces innovation and collaboration. The full job description is located here. Please submit your cover letter and resume to EDSearch@ohsny.org. For more information about OHS visit our website www.ohsny.org.

Registrar/Collections Manager, The Biggs Museum of American Art

Dover, DE

Salary: $40,000 – $45,000

Job Summary
The Biggs Museum of American Art is seeking a full-time registrar/collections manager (35 hours per week) to professionalize its collections management, lending and cataloguing practices. In recent years, the museum has begun the process of accreditation from the American Alliance of Museums, expanding its exhibitions programming and digitizing its collection. The museum’s first professional registrar/collections manager will build on the strength of its existing records and protocols to surpass best practices and free the museum’s curator to pursue research projects and expand the museum’s interpretative plan.

About the Biggs Museum
The Biggs Museum of American Art is celebrating its 25 year anniversary with an ambitious calendar of exhibitions and public programs. The museum was founded by Sewell C. Biggs as a growing collection of American fine and decorative arts from 1700 to the present with a special emphasis on the Delmarva Peninsula and the Delaware Valley. The museum is arranged on a timeline basis over 25 galleries and hosts between 8-12 small to medium sized exhibitions annually along with a wide number of educational programs for children, families and adults. This intellectual content is shared with the public from a rage of dynamic platforms including print and digital marketing, web-based lesson plans and videos, engaging tours and publications, as well as outreach and touring projects.

Background of the collection and its records:
In the last 15 years, the collection begun by Sewell C. Biggs has doubled to nearly 3000 paintings, pieces of furniture, metal objects, sculptures, drawings, prints and photos. While basic records of the collection, including photography, have been maintained the collection needs to be inventoried, physical object records need to be updated and completed and the individual objects need to be numbered. The museum has also started synthesizing its records onto Past Perfect with the hope of sharing the museum’s resources on-line. New accessions are considered quarterly. The museum has an ambitious loan program with feature exhibitions and long-term loans both within and without the museum. While not directly under the responsibilities envisioned for the registrar, the museum also houses an institutional archives, art historical reference library and hands-on educational collection for public programming. The museum’s collection is in very good condition and most objects have already been treated in conservation.

More info: http://www.biggsmuseum.org/about-us/job-openings-at-the-biggs/registrar-collections-manager/

Visitor Services and Membership Coordinator, The Biggs Museum of American Art

Dover, DE

Salary: $35,000 – $40,000

The Visitor Services and Membership Coordinator is stationed at and coordinates the front desk operation of the museum. Manages the membership program, the AGILE point of sale system and its interface with our donor database, Donor Perfect. In conjunction with front desk staff, executes all membership mailings in support of marketing and development staff. Working with the marketing and development departments, builds and services a robust and successful membership program. Schedules all part time front desk staff and trains them in the use of the AGILE point of sale system. Trains and monitors front desk staff to work successfully with visitors to enhance the visitor experience and to promote the value of membership.

Reports to Director of Marketing and interacts with various levels of staff, board members, volunteers and visitors.

The Biggs Museum of American Art is a dynamic regional art museum in Dover, Delaware, founded in 1993 by collector Sewell C. Biggs. Celebrating its 25th Anniversary, the Biggs Museum is nationally recognized for its exceptional collections of American decorative arts of Delaware and the Delaware River valley, and for its collections of American art from 1700 to the present. In its first 25 years, the Biggs has tripled its operating budget, and doubled its exhibition space and programs. It welcomes 30,000 visitors per year and has 500 members. The Visitor Services and Membership Coordinator will play an important role in reaching the institutions strategic goals for the next 25 years.

Generally comprises four, 7-hour days, Tuesday – Friday and one, 7 hour day, Saturday or Sunday. Each shift includes a 30 – 60 minute unpaid lunch period. Extra hours may be required in order to meet position requirements related to special event coverage. Actual days and hours of work will be communicated in line with the Museum’s regular work scheduling practice.

More info: http://www.biggsmuseum.org/about-us/job-openings-at-the-biggs/visitor-services-and-membership-coordinator/

Manager of Adult Learning, The Frick Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, PA

Salary: $35,000

Responsible for organizing and directing Adult programming, Outreach, and Teacher Resources at The Frick Pittsburgh. Through personalized and best-in-class presentations, the goal is to refine and define the Frick experience and to broaden the Frick’s exposure to a variety of audiences.

Hours: 35-hour workweek, flexible days and hours

Reports to:Director of Learning & Visitor Experience (L&VE)

Status:Full-time, non-exempt with benefits

Responsibilities:

  • Manage the development of an active program of dynamic, innovative and experimental adult program opportunities for the public, in collaboration with other museum colleagues
  • Present adult programs as necessary and serve as the primary staff person representing the Frick at all adult programs and events
  • Oversee adult program logistical coordination with other departments on site
  • With the Director of L&VE, work to define and articulate an adult learning strategy that aligns with departmental philosophy and contributes to the advancement of institutional strategic priorities
  • Manage and present all Act 48 professional development programs for local school teachers and maintain Act 48 provider status with PA Dept. of Education
  • Build and maintain strong cooperative relationships with collaborative institutions to support partnership opportunities
  • Work with the Director of L&VE to develop new accessibility and learning initiatives
  • Create, develop and present a variety of on-and off-site programs for the area’s senior population. Work closely with local senior organizations and facilities to develop and maintain lasting relationships
  • Develop appropriate evaluation tools for quantitative assessments of all Adult, Outreach and Teacher programs
  • Work with the Directors of L&VE and Marketing and Communications to produce adult, outreach and teacher program related text
  • Contribute to grant proposals and reports pertaining to adult programs
  • Work closely with the Director of L&VE on annual budget
  • Attend and present at professional conferences
  • Collaborate with other L&VE staff to create pre-and post-view activities for school and Teacher programs
  • Other duties as requested by management

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field (education, art education, museum education) required. Master’s degree in related field a plus.
  • Working knowledge of current education reform and policies, museum visitor studies, informal learning theory and practice, and other important areas related to engagement with arts and culture.
  • Excellent verbal, written and public speaking communication skills and the ability to effectively deal with all staff, teachers, and general public
  • At least 4 years of demonstrated success in creating, implementing and delivering innovative, high-quality programs for adult audiences
  • Friendly and enthusiastic manner
  • Excellent organizational skills with attention to detail and the ability to workcollaboratively
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Clearance of a criminal background and child abuse checks
PO Box 4 Cooperstown, NY 13326

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