MAAM Job Board

Any current, active MAAM member can post a position at no charge for 30 days. This includes all membership level. Non-members will be charged a rate of $50 for a 30 day posting. All postings must include the following in accordance with administrative best practices: job title, location, description of the position and organization, and numerical salary or salary range.
To submit a job posting, please email us at info@midatlanticmuseums.org.

Executive Director, Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums

Mid-Atlantic Region

Compensation: mid-$40Ks, generous vacation package, contribution to IRA and health benefits. (Because of the remote nature of this position, the board will work with the desired candidate to review healthcare options on their own state’s healthcare marketplace.)

 

The Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums seeks an energetic, dynamic, creative, and networked professional to lead the Mid-Atlantic’s regional museum association as the Executive Director. This position reports to an active board of directors consisting of regional museum professionals and industry partners and is responsible for the overall operation of the Association. Our Association is dedicated to the philosophy that museums must be more inclusive, participatory, and sustainable and that museums can change people’s lives. The successful candidate should share MAAM’s commitment to equity, diversity and integrity in the field and promoting these ideas. We value collaboration, accountability and innovation.

The Executive Director must have daily operational skills combined with visionary thinking abilities to lead the Association’s direction, programs and membership. The Executive Director must develop an innovative program schedule to include two annual conferences, workshops, networking opportunities, and other resources and materials. MAAM is in a period of expanding its members services, and the ED is responsible for successfully delivering the Association’s membership services. The Executive Director must have a working knowledge of professional best practices, national trends, and current challenges in the museum sector. As the main spokesperson for the Association and as a leader in the field, the Executive Director must be able to work collaboratively with other organizations and represent MAAM to museums, state and national agencies, universities, corporations and foundations, along with state, regional, and national museum associations.

For a full position description, please click here.

Bookkeeper/Business Administrator, Museum of early Trades & Crafts

Madison, NJ

Compensation: The work schedule is very flexible (approx. 20-22 hours/week) Compensation is $23-25/hour, commensurate with experience.

 

The Museum of early Trades & Crafts is hiring a Bookkeeper/Business Administrator to oversee the day-to-day financial operations of the Museum. The Bookkeeper/Admin is responsible for carrying out and developing processes and procedures to enable the smooth running of the Museum in support of its mission. They are the primary business interface for the Museum, with dual reporting to the Executive Director for all financial management and the Assistant Director, Operations for business and museum shop responsibilities.

The ideal candidate will hold a degree in business, accounting, administration, or a similar field and a have a proven track record of experience in a professional office environment (preferably a non-profit arts or cultural organization). This experience should include financial reporting, data base management, vendor management, bookkeeping and general administration. Excellent communication and organizational skills are essential, as is the ability to manage multiple projects and to follow-up as required. Certain aspects of this position involve personnel and other sensitive issues, requiring a confidential working relationship with the ED. We are a staff of 5 full time and 5 part-time employees, who work very collaboratively. A thorough knowledge of QuickBooks and familiarity with Donorview or other fundraising/data platform is required.

For a full position description, please click here.

Executive Director, The Poe Museum

Richmond, VA

Compensation: This is a salaried, full-time position with some weekend and evening hours required. The starting salary will be between $45,000 and $55,000 depending on experience, with an opportunity for increases as the Museum prospers.

 

The Executive Director position offers the opportunity to bring and implement progressive and strategic leadership grounded in museum best practices to an established, historic, and quirky museum.  The capacity for strong, innovative, and strategic leadership should also be coupled with the hands-on management skills and staff development necessary to maintain and grow a small museum that has an international presence and a solid reputation for excellence.

In addition to fulfilling the museum’s mission to “Illuminate Poe, for everyone, evermore,” the Executive Director will focus their energy on accomplishing the goals and objectives outlined in a new strategic plan.

Our successful candidate will be imaginative, proactive, organized, and be able to execute across a broad range of strategic and operational initiatives and activities. This candidate will be a professional and visible leader, working closely with community leaders, other local and regional museums, donors, and the museum’s diverse audience.  Further, this candidate will be a critical thinker who is able to align staff and financial resources with the priorities outlined in the strategic plan.

For a full position description, please click here.

Chief Curator, The Mattatuck Museum

Waterbury, CT

Compensation: $78,000-$90,000 commensurate with experience

 

The Chief Curator is a member of the Museum’s senior management team, actively participating in shaping the organization’s vision and mission while directing its exhibition program. This position leads the effort to build, present, care for, and conserve the Museum’s collections, and is responsible for the support and content of the exhibitions and related efforts. The Chief Curator manages the Curatorial Department which includes the Assistant Curator, Collections Manager/Registrar, and Archivist/Librarian, and all aspects of department operations.

 

As the lead spokesperson for the Museum’s collections and exhibitions, the incumbent must be at ease in a highly visible and public position. They must cultivate relationships with donors and collectors to build support for the Museum’s curatorial program through gifts, acquisitions, and exhibit fundraising.

 

For a full position description, please click here.

Collections Registrar & Exhibitions Coordinator, Washington County Museum of Fine Arts

Hagerstown, MD

Compensation: $40,000 – $45,000

 

The Collections Registrar & Exhibitions Coordinator is responsible for the overall professional care and stewardship of over 6,500 fine arts objects, and the logistical coordination of museum installations and temporary exhibitions. Reporting to the Agnita M. Stine Schreiber Curator, the Collections Registrar & Exhibitions Coordinator also oversees the museum’s collection database and records as well as the movement of museum objects. The Collections Registrar & Exhibitions Coordinator ensures compliance with WCMFA policies and American Alliance of Museum (AAM) guidelines/practices and plays a central role in the accessioning and deaccessioning process. In addition, this employee also provides oversight of outgoing and incoming loans, attends weekly staff meetings and applicable board committee meetings, and is a participant in institutional planning. The individual in this position also is responsible for coordinating two annual juried exhibitions.

The Collections Registrar & Exhibitions Coordinator must have strong knowledge of fine arts museum registration methods, principles, and practices, including cataloging, documentation, processing acquisitions, proficiency with collections management databases, and the coordination of loans. The individual serving in this position should have experience with exhibition coordination, including art handling, installation, shipping, fine arts insurance, and related logistics. The position is approximately 75% collections management, and 25% hands-on installation and exhibition work.

 

For a full position description, please click here.

Cataloging Assistant, Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library

Winterthur, DE

Compensation: $40,000 annually

 

The Cataloging Assistant for this grant-funded project will help identify and record physical descriptions for objects in the museum collection containing diverse organic and composite materials. This position is the final third of a three-year project and will conclude at the end of June 2022. The project goal is to bring a subset of records within the digital cataloguing to a high standard for internal use and for public accessibility. The project encompasses artwork originating from Europe, North America, Asia, and the Caribbean with concentrations in hornware, ivories, leathers, shell, and bone. They will pursue research questions related to objects, clean up data discrepancies, and support registrars’ efforts to integrate new findings into objects’ records. The cataloguing assistant’s original research will be composed and featured as a web description for each object and included in online or print publication opportunities as they arise. They will participate in public engagement with the project through museum-sponsored events guided by Covid-19 protocols.

For a full position description and how to apply, click here.

Curator of American Art, The Westmoreland Museum of American Art

Greensburg, PA

Compensation: $75,000 – $85,000

 

The Curator of American Art is responsible for developing the Museum’s collection strategy with an emphasis on diversifying the collection’s representation of artists and media; generating innovative concepts for internally-generated exhibitions; identifying compelling exhibitions to bring to the Museum; producing written scholarship for peers and the public; developing an audience centered interpretive strategy in collaboration with other departments; participating in programming, both within the Museum and throughout the community; and testing new ideas without fear of failure.

The incumbent must be an accomplished professional in the field of American art with a record of distinguished original scholarship, publications, exhibitions, creativity, and experimentation. The ideal candidate also understands the needs of the public in creating diverse, inclusive, and accessible exhibitions and interpretation and has a demonstrated engagement with communities. While the core of the collection is 18th to mid-20th Century, the Curator of American Art should also have experience working with living artists. This person will play a critical role in developing strategic direction and objectives for their department as well as The Westmoreland to operate as a Museum for the 21st century.

For more information and to apply, click here.

Chief Philanthropy Officer, Historic Charleston Foundation

Charleston, SC

Compensation: $100,000 to $125,000

 

Historic Charleston Foundation (HCF) is seeking a results-oriented, high-achieving, creative and entrepreneurial Chief Philanthropy Officer (CPO) to help achieve and grow the funding goals of the organization. This individual will have the personal characteristics necessary to focus, motivate, and inspire professional staff and to attract and cultivate donor prospects. The CPO will work with the President & CEO to create and implement a long-term growth plan for individual, corporate, and major giving. This position will be responsible for the oversight of donor pipelines, devising strategies for identifying and cultivating prospective donors, briefings and solicitations, and stewardship. This position will oversee the development team on other major initiatives including data management, sponsorships, mass market fundraising and special events. The position reports to the President & CEO and will also work with members of the Board of Trustees, National Advisory Council, and the Executive Committee of the Board.

For more information and to apply, click here.

Chief Philanthropy Officer, Historic Charleston Foundation

Charleston, SC

Compensation: $100,000 to $125,000

 

Historic Charleston Foundation (HCF) is seeking a results-oriented, high-achieving, creative and entrepreneurial Chief Philanthropy Officer (CPO) to help achieve and grow the funding goals of the organization. This individual will have the personal characteristics necessary to focus, motivate, and inspire professional staff and to attract and cultivate donor prospects. The CPO will work with the President & CEO to create and implement a long-term growth plan for individual, corporate, and major giving. This position will be responsible for the oversight of donor pipelines, devising strategies for identifying and cultivating prospective donors, briefings and solicitations, and stewardship. This position will oversee the development team on other major initiatives including data management, sponsorships, mass market fundraising and special events. The position reports to the President & CEO and will also work with members of the Board of Trustees, National Advisory Council, and the Executive Committee of the Board.

For more information and to apply, click here.

CEO, Heckscher Museum of Art

Huntington, NY

Compensation: $160,000-$175,000

 

The Heckscher Museum of Art seeks experienced leader to guide the organization into its second century. The next CEO will be outward facing, a champion of community engagement and new ways of presenting and experiencing art. Operating budget $1.9 million, endowment $8.2 million, 4,000 sq. ft. exhibition/public space, 11 full-time plus 10 part-time staff, and board of 14. The collection comprises over 2,300 paintings, sculptures, photographs, and works on paper and is particularly strong in 19th and 20th century landscape painting, modernism and historic works by Long Island artists. The CEO will not see the museum as limited by physical space, instead finding it an opportunity to create something special within the walls of the museum and in the community. Creative approaches to presenting art and modes of engagement are essential. Qualifications: 5 years’ experience in a senior leadership position in a museum/cultural institution or management in a department within a larger institution; demonstrated fundraising ability; salary range is $160,000-$175,000 commensurate with experience, plus benefits. The Heckscher Museum does not discriminate based on race, national origin, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, age, disability, religion or veteran status. Application deadline: November 8, 2021. For details, visit: www.museumsearch.com/open-searches. Nominations are welcome.

Assistant Manager of the Museum Store, Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library

Winterthur, DE

Compensation: $40,000 – $45,000 annually

 

The Assistant Manager of the Museum Store provides exceptional customer service in order to assure the highest level of satisfaction, loyalty and repeat business. They contributes to the financial success of the store by proactively selling with a high degree of knowledge regarding Winterthur’s merchandise and the institution. They assist the Store Manager with refining store presentation and displays, inventory management, customer service, loss prevention, and daily operational cost control. They support a team of Sales Associates, leading by example in sales techniques and customer service, as well as assisting the Store Manager with training, feedback, and scheduling.

For more information and to apply, visit https://winterthurmuseum.applytojob.com/apply/I8lTfocj5a/Retail-Assistant-Manager?source=MAAM

Development Director, Erie Art Museum

Erie, PA

Compensation: $47,000

 

The Development Director is responsible for the museum’s development activities, including the design and implementation of a comprehensive development plan approved by the Erie Art Museum Executive Director. This position plays a key role in maintaining effective communications with members and donors, as well as individual and corporate sponsors, community organizations, and foundations, in support of the Erie Art Museum’s mission and its programs, plans, and other initiatives. The Development Director coordinates cultivation events and programs in collaboration with other staff. This position reports to the Executive Director of the Erie Art Museum.

 

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Chief Executive Officer, National Liberty Museum

Philadelphia, PA

Compensation: $170,000-$200,000 

 

The National Liberty Museum, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is seeking an experienced and visionary Chief Executive Officer (CEO). The CEO will work collaboratively with a dedicated Board of Trustees and highly motivated staff and volunteers to fulfill its mission. The CEO provides strategic thought leadership and innovative management to ensure a sustainable and impactful vision and greater regional and national recognition. The CEO is the primary ambassador, spokesperson and fundraiser for the organization, articulating the Museums’ vision, values and contributions to the community, regional and national partners and media. The CEO ensures that the museum operates from its strategic plan and meets the plan’s financial and programmatic goals.

The CEO is responsible for overall strategic direction of the Museum to ensure adherence to the mission statement and measurable outcomes outlined in the Strategic Plan, and including overall management of operations, financial health and stability, marketing and audience development, exhibitions, and programming. The CEO leads and directs a dedicated staff of 22 full-time and 6 part-time staff and manages an annual budget of $3 million.

 

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Associate Director of Exhibits Support & Digital Experiences, Carnegie Science Center

Pittsburgh, PA

Compensation: $48,000-$58,000

 

Carnegie Science Center is recruiting a collaborative, budget-conscious, innovative person who shares our passion for art, science and technology to join our accomplished museum experiences team. As the Associate Director of Exhibits Support & Digital Experiences, you will collaborate on cross-functional teams to translate program objectives and strategies into innovative digital experiences. You will also oversee day-to-day exhibits and audio-visual operations for CSC and the Rangos GIANT Cinema and provide leadership and mentoring of the audio-visual and the exhibits tech teams. The successful candidate will possess demonstrable success leading digital projects from conception through delivery.

For more about this position and to apply, click here.

Associate Director of Experience Design & Fabrication, Carnegie Science Center

Pittsburgh, PA

Compensation: $48,000-$58,000

 

Carnegie Science Center is looking for a creative, collaborative, innovative person who shares our passion for art, science and technology to join our accomplished museum experiences team. As the Associate Director of Experience Design & Fabrication, you will be the lead creative director responsible for planning and leading the design and fabrication of new CSC exhibitions, traveling exhibitions, and external sales projects. You will provide leadership and mentoring of the experience design & fabrication team. The successful candidate will possess strong project management skills, be detail-oriented, and demonstrable success leading projects from conception through delivery.

For more about this position, click here.

Sewell C. Biggs Endowed Curator of American Art, Biggs Museum of American Art

Dover, DE

Compensation: $71,000-$81,000

 

The Curator is responsible for the care, expansion, research, registration and cataloging of the permanent collection, as well as for all objects on loan to the Museum as well as a modest library and archival collection. The Curator works in concert with the Curator of Community and Academic Programs and the Director to maintain a solid commitment to the educational mission of the institution. The position, through collections, acquisitions, exhibitions planning and interpretation maintains and assures a commitment to diversity that reflects the interest of Delaware and the surrounding regions’ diverse communities. This position works in concert with the Director to assure facility standards including upgrades in building design and technology. In addition, the Curator supports the Museum’s fundraising efforts. The Curator supervises a full-time Registrar and Collections Manager and a part-time Preparator, as well as interns, volunteers, and contractors relating to curatorial projects. The Curator serves as staff liaison to the Delaware By Hand artist membership and the Curator plays a vital role with the Board, Collections Committee, DEAI (Diversity, Equity, Accessibility and Inclusion) Committee and ongoing strategic planning initiatives.

Read the entire position description and learn how to apply by clicking here.

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