Artistic Director, The Center for Art in Wood
The Center for Art in Wood seeks a dynamic and visionary Artistic Director to help lead the Center successfully into the next decade after our remarkable founding director steps aside in 2018. The successful candidate will have a passion for the arts and a solid record of achievements as a curator and arts manager with the ability to inspire the staff, the board, the wood art community and the general public. Minimum qualifications include: Master’s degree in art history, studio art, American studies, or material culture with at least five years of curatorial work in Wood Art, sculpture, contemporary craft or design. Experience in organizational leadership and fundraising is also required. . The Artistic Director should also expect to build on the successful collegial and cooperative relationship enjoyed by the CAW with Philadelphia’s art schools, non-profit craft and design galleries, museums, artists and artisans.
Housed in a newly renovated facility in Old City Philadelphia, the Center currently operates with a staff of seven and maintains a consistently balanced budget of under $1 million annually. In addition to offering conceptual leadership, the Director will oversee the exhibition program, the collecting focus, the residence program and the effective promotion of the Center’s activities. The successful candidate will also be an effective spokesperson and fundraiser who can work with the board and staff to maintain diverse streams of revenue to sustain the financial health of the Center. The position reports to the board of trustees who are committed to a fruitful partnership with the Artistic Director. The Center offers a competitive salary and benefits package appropriate for our budget size.
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Registrar, Adirondack Experience
Blue Mountain Lake, NY
ADKX seeks a creative, highly motivated individual with strong organizational skills, professional demeanor and great attention to detail to work with the Collections Department. Under the direction and supervision of the Chief Curator, this position performs responsibilities related to the documentation, care, and preservation of the museum collection and is responsible for working with staff to install and maintain collection items on exhibit. This position is primarily responsible for the intellectual control of the permanent collection. The Registrar may participate on museum development teams for all visitor experiences as assigned.
Candidates must have thorough knowledge of American history and museum practices. A master’s degree in museum studies is preferred and 2-3 years’ experience in museum work is required. Candidate must have strong administrative, verbal and written communications skills and have the ability to articulate the mission of the institution. The individual must have the ability to manage time efficiently, work on multiple, simultaneous projects and deadlines with the ability to work under pressure. This position offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits. Please send cover letter, resume and salary requirements. To apply please visit www.theadkx.org/about-us/employment/
Curator, Adirondack Experience
Blue Mountain Lake, NY
ADKX seeks a creative, highly motivated individual with strong organizational skills, professional demeanor and great attention to detail to work with the Collections Department. Under the direction and supervision of the Chief Curator, this position performs responsibilities related to the documentation, expansion, interpretation and preservation of the collections in exhibitions, programs, publications, and other formats. The Curator has primary responsibility for the boat and transportation collection, and will contribute to interpreting the intersection between people, technology and the environment. The Curator will participate in the development of museum exhibits, including research, writing, artifact selection, assisting with preparation of grant proposals, working with exhibit designers and consultants, and assisting with installation as needed. The Curator is also responsible for contributing to all visitor experiences.
Candidates must have a Master’s degree in Museum Studies and 2-3 years’ experience in a museum or non-profit organizational setting. Thorough knowledge of American history, history of technology, museum practices and familiarity with maritime history and material culture preferred. Candidate must have strong administrative skills, excellent verbal and written communications skills and have the ability to articulate the mission of the institution. The individual must have the ability to manage time efficiently and work efficiently on multiple, simultaneous projects and deadlines. This position offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits. To apply please visit www.theadkx.org/about-us/employment/
Executive Director, Roberson Museum and Science Center
Roberson Museum and Science Center seeks a dedicated individual as its new Executive Director. The Executive Director reports to the Board of Trustees and works closely with all standing and ad hoc committees of the Board. She/he is responsible for the organization’s financial objectives by providing creative vision for its growth and skillful management of all museum operations. The Executive Director serves as Roberson’s primary representative to the community, engaging and inspiring broad support for the institution, and expanding its profile in the region.
Director of Education and Library Services, Amon Carter Museum of American Art
Fort Worth, TX
Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, TX seeks Director of Education and Library Services (DELS) for one of the world’s finest collections of American art. DELS will serve on Leadership Team and manage approximately 18 mid-level staff in Education and Library/Archives Departments. Key initiatives: Strengthen existing programs, develop new ones, particularly for adults. Oversee Library/Archives initiatives to expand their reach. Foster culture of strong partnerships. Requirements: Minimum 5 years museum-education and senior-management experience at art museum or similar institution. M.A. in relevant field. Specialty in American Art or Culture desirable. Full qualifications/job description/to apply: www.museum-search.com. EOE. Nominations welcome.