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.


Executive Director, Arch Street Meeting House Preservation Trust

Philadelphia, PA

Salary: $70,000-80,000 and comes with a comprehensive benefit package including health insurance, retirement and paid time off.

Description: 

Arch Street Meeting House is a National Historic Landmark located in Philadelphia, and is the largest Quaker meeting house in the world. It attracts over 30,000 visitors and interest from around the world each year. A significant number of visitors are school children. In its programming it makes a special effort to engage the diverse peoples in the Philadelphia region. The Arch Street Meeting House is owned by the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, and it continues as an active meeting house for the Monthly Meeting of Friends of Philadelphia.

A comprehensive position description will be made available to qualified applicants. The Board of Trustees seeks an Executive Director with demonstrated capability in:

  • Strategic Planning and Plan Implementation
  • Fundraising
  • Communications and Stakeholder Collaboration
  • Sensitivity to Quaker Values

Of these competencies, the Board intends to prioritize Fundraising and Strategic Planning and Plan Implementation. Applicants are requested to focus emphasis on their relevant experience in these areas.

For a longer position please click here. 


Director of Education, Chester County History Center

West Chester, PA

Salary: $45,000-$48,000

Description: Chester County History Center (formerly Chester County Historical Society) invites applicants for the full time position of Director of Education.  The Director will lead the institution in the expansion of its educational programming for all ages, including K-12 partnerships, adult and family programming, History Day, community outreach, and gallery experiences.  

Duties:

  • Leads the implementation of interpretive goals outlined in the institution’s long-range planning;
  • Works with area educators to develop, implement, and evaluate relevant learning experiences that support curriculum topics and reinforce critical thinking;
  • Develops and presents school programs both onsite and in the classroom;
  • Plans public programs to respond to community interests, exhibit themes, and varied learning styles;
  • Expands institutional outreach through community-based learning partnerships;
  • Supervises education department personnel, including staff, interns, and volunteers;
  • Works with management team to develop and implement greater engagement of underrepresented and diverse audiences.

Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in Museum Studies, Education, Public History or related field preferred;
  • A minimum of five years experience in museum education and two years in a supervisory role required;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Understanding of principles of teaching and learning in informal environments;
  • Experience with budgeting, grant writing, and securing funding to support educational activities;
  • Experience in working collaboratively with team members, staff, and external partners.

Deadline to Apply: February 12, 2020

Please send resume and letter of interest to Beverly Sheppard, Interim President, Chester County History Center, 225 North High Street, West Chester, PA 19380. Or email: president@chestercohistorical.org.

For info about Chester County Historical Society:  www.chestercohistorical.org.


Executive Director, Danforth Art Museum at Framingham State University

Framingham, MA

Salary: $110,000-130,000

Danforth Art Museum at Framingham State University (Danforth) in Massachusetts seeks a visionary and collaborative Executive Director to lead the organization as it embarks on its new life as part of the University. 

The Danforth and its associated Danforth School reopened in April 2019 in stateoftheart FSU space to great acclaim and celebration, after losing its home in an aging city-owned building in 2014. The commitment of the Board of Directors and now-retiring Executive Director saved this regional gem of a museum with its collection of American and regional art and its studio school, through the several-year process of merging with FSU. There is great excitement in the FSU community, in Framingham and in the region for the enhancement of programming made possible by the merger. 

The Danforth operates with a $500,000 budget. Growing the budget is one of the new Executive Director’s priorities as the Danforth renews relationships with individual funders. The Executive Director leads a talented staff of 5, develops and implements the Danforth’s strategic direction and its planning, fundraising, campus and community engagement, programming, and financial management. 

Requirements include: leadership skills; success in fundraising; knowledge of art history, especially American art; 7 years in progressively senior level positions and advanced degree in a relevant field. Enthusiasm to grow and shape the Danforth’s future is essential. 

Full position description is here.

Please send inquiries, nominations and applications (current resume and letter of interest), electronically and in confidence, to: Freda Mindlin or Linda Leonard, Opportunity Resources Inc., at search@opportunityresources.net. 


Exhibition Designer and Preparator, Phillips Museum of Art at Franklin & Marshall College

Lancaster, PA

Salary: $40,000 to $45,000

The Phillips Museum of Art at Franklin & Marshall College seeks an experienced Exhibition Designer and Preparator with excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to multitask in a fast-paced, visitor centered, team-oriented environment.

Functions and Responsibilities Include:

  • Support the Curator of Academic Affairs and Community Engagement’s work on exhibitions as well as artists, guest curators F&M faculty and students in the preparation, design and realization of relevant exhibition spaces. Attend and participate in project based meetings and ongoing communication between relevant parties.
  • Support the Assistant Director and Collections Manager’s work on permanent collection projects supporting its care and conservation as well exhibitions on the collection in the museum and on the public grounds of F&M. Fabricate shelving and other exhibition related elements including mounts for collection based exhibition. Frame work as necessary. Create crates and packs for outgoing loans. Assist with preparing objects for class instruction or tours.
  • Perform scheduled preventative maintenance including gallery and outdoor sculpture maintenance. Prepare the galleries for exhibition and is responsible for their maintenance and physical care in accordance with AAM standards. Order exhibition supplies and fabricate exhibition furniture and exhibition elements as needed. Responsible for reviewing and adhering to exhibition budgets lines relative to their duties. Act as first line liaison with F&M Facilities, Security and contractors.
  • Create inventory and maintain supplies including exhibition furniture, lighting fixtures, paint, hardware and tools.
  • Pack, unpack and transport artwork as needed. Construct crates and other packing containers as appropriate. Transport artwork as needed. Assist in uncrating incoming works of art. With oversight from the Assistant Director and Collections Manager, arrange shipping logistics for temporary and outgoing traveling exhibitions.
  • In addition to museum spaces at the Phillips, the position will facilitate design and installation in the Winter Fine Art Center galleries, as needed for museum related exhibitions and events.
  • Assist in the facilitation of and attend museum exhibitions and events,including talks, tours, lectures, exhibition openings and receptions, class visits, trainings and performances. Mentor F&M interns and student museum workers with elements of exhibition design, preparation, installation and gallery maintenance.

Full-time members of the Franklin & Marshall College professional staff receive competitive starting pay and a comprehensive benefits package that includes health coverage, dental, vision, generous retirement savings plan contributions, education benefits for employees, spouses and dependent children, and enjoy access to all College facilities including dining venues to suit all tastes, recreation and fitness facilities, and libraries, plus access to College performances, lectures, and events.

For more information and how to apply, please go to:  https://fandm.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=118997


Philanthropy Assistant, Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library

Winterthur, DE

Salary: This position will be compensated at $32,000-$38,000.

Winterthur comprises an outstanding naturalistic garden, the premier collection of American decorative and fine arts, and a nationally renowned research library, all in a historic BrandywineValley landscape of nearly 1,000 acres. Winterthur’s mission is “to inspire, enlighten and delight all of its visitors while preserving and enhancing its buildings and landscape, its collections and programs, and its history as a country place.”

POSITION:

The Philanthropy Division is seeking a detail-oriented, organized Philanthropy Assistant to provide administrative support for the Director of Major Gifts and his/her staff.

Responsibilities:

  • Draft and prepare correspondence acknowledgement letters, presentation materials.
  • Proof and prepare letters for Director’s signature
  • Print small to mid-sized mailings, including solicitation of active, former, honorary, and emeriti trustees.
  • Prepare division reports as needed
  • Maintain Winterthur’s capital campaign gifts and budget
  • Prepare and monitor the annual division budget
  • Prepare and/or oversee purchase orders for all division supplies and materials
  • Provide administrative support for Major Gifts staff and be the primary support for Donor Society groups.
  • Produce renewal, solicitation and stewardship letters
  • Answer phones and field questions from donors and trustees

ELIGIBILITY:

Knowledge/Skills:

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office products
  • Proficient with development/donor database software such as Raiser’s Edge
  • Able to create and edit letters for the director and communicate well with people of all levels within the organization, including external constituents and board members.
  • Ability to organize and handle multiple projects
  • Able to work independently as well as effectively and harmoniously as part of a team

Education/Experience:

Minimum Qualifications: College degree with some office administration experience

Preferred Qualifications: College degree with 2-3 years working in a development or non-profit office

Application

Candidates should email a cover letter, a résumé, and contact information for three references to Winterthur Human Resources via jobs@winterthur.org


Book Review Editor, Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library

Winterthur, DE

Salary: This is a part-time time, hourly (15 hours/week), non-exempt position compensated at $20 per hour.

Winterthur comprises an outstanding naturalistic garden, the premier collection of American decorative and fine arts, and a nationally renowned research library, all in a historic BrandywineValley landscape of nearly 1,000 acres. Winterthur’s mission is “to inspire, enlighten and delight all of its visitors while preserving and enhancing its buildings and landscape, its collections and programs, and its history as a country place.”

POSITION:

Winterthur seeks a part-time, temporary book review editor to support the peer-reviewed academic journal, Winterthur Portfolio. Winterthur Portfolio is an interdisciplinary journal committed to fostering knowledge of the American (defined as the Americas in a global context) past through the study of material culture. Winterthur Portfolio is published three times a year for Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library by the University of Chicago Press.

The ideal candidate is an excellent editor committed to inviting exploration of America’s diverse past and encouraging inclusive scholarship.The successful candidate will be joining the dynamic Academic Programs department and an institution whose mission statement and top strategic priorities include education and collaboration. The book review editor will work as a team member with the executive editor and managing editor to shape the book review section of the journal, edit book reviews to a high standard, and ensure that Portfolio meets editorial deadlines. The book review editor also provides support for communication with WP authors, the editorial board, the University of Chicago Press, outside vendors, and other Winterthur departments. This is a temporary position from February to July with the possibility of renewal.

For more information and to apply, please visit http://www.winterthur.org/employment/part-time-temporary-positions/


Program Coordinator, Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library

Winterthur, DE

Salary: This is a full time, hourly, non-exempt, benefits eligible position compensated at $16-$18 per hour

Winterthur comprises an outstanding naturalistic garden, the premier collection of American decorative and fine arts, and a nationally renowned research library, all in a historic BrandywineValley landscape of nearly 1,000 acres. Winterthur’s mission is “to inspire, enlighten and delight all of its visitors while preserving and enhancing its buildings and landscape, its collections and programs, and its history as a country place.”

POSITION:

The Audience Engagement team provides meaningful social and educational opportunities for Winterthur’s members and guests. Through a diverse portfolio of program opportunities and experiences, we seek to increase and sustain attendance through compelling programs, events, and new initiatives to expand our audience and generate related earned income. The Program Coordinator is a full-time, non-exempt position operating under the general supervision of the Manager of Audience Engagement working to create, develop, and/or support mission-related, fun and entertaining programming that introduces new and returning audiences to Winterthur. The portfolio includes both existing events/programs, such as a music series and expanded holiday programming (such design workshops, crafts, or wine tastings), as well as new festivals and other large-scale onsite activities.

For more information and to apply, please visit http://www.winterthur.org/employment/full-time-positions/


Director, Museum of Fine Arts Washington County

Hagerstown, MD

Salary: $125,000-$135,000

Seeking Director to shepherd and grow thriving, vibrant regional art museum. Develop new art-education initiatives, fundraise, build capacity, extend and deepen museum’s audiences. Effective advocate and communicator. M.A. or equivalent in relevant field, 5+years’ experience in museum executive-leadership position. Fundraising track-record; excellent communication/collaboration skills; engaging leader, enthusiastic to be part of community. Details/how to apply at www.museum-search.com/open-searches/.

Apply by 2/17/2020 to SearchandRef@museum-search.com. EOE. Nominations welcome.

PO Box 4 Cooperstown, NY 13326

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