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. Please contact midatlanticmuseums@gmail.com with position postings and questions.

Artistic Director, The Center for Art in Wood

Philadelphia, PA

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.

For full description and instructions on how to apply, click here.

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/

Head of Facilities, The Folger Shakespeare Library

Washington DC

The Folger Shakespeare Library, located on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., is seeking an experienced and detail oriented Head of Facilities. The Head of Facilities is responsible for the appearance, condition, and climate control of all Folger properties, including: a historic building containing a priceless collection of books, art, and other objects; a 4 floor office building; and five residential buildings, covering over 90,000 sq. ft. This individual serves as a key team member or project manager for the planning and execution of a variety of projects.  This individual will be the internal coordinator for our planned $40M renovation to our historic property as well as multiple concurrent capital improvement projects. Duties include: managing a $3M dollar operating budget and multi-year capital improvement budget; overseeing a 6 person facilities staff maintaining all of the physical plant; ensuring that all buildings are within relevant code requirements and safety standards; surveying and implementing space planning for offices, work spaces, and rental units; working with contractors and vendors for services and projects; event set-ups; and managing the cleaning, climate control, safety, and monitoring all building systems for the safety and comfort of our staff, collections, and properties. The full position description, qualifications, and application may be found at http://www.folger.edu/employment-opportunities. No phone calls please. EOE.

Curator of Islamic Art & Culture, Royal Ontario Museum

Toronto, ON, Canada

Royal Ontario Museum, Canada’s largest museum, seeks dynamic and creative Curator of Islamic Art & Culture to build robust schedule of exhibitions, programs and research; develop the collection. Curator will lead interpretation and presentation of the collection geared to both general and academic audiences; enjoy working with donors, collectors, scholars, external communities, and global partners; interactions with public and families.  Curate innovative, interdisciplinary exhibitions; build and refine the collection in new directions, including modern and contemporary; build global networks; engage in original research; publish.  Opportunity for cross-appointment teaching at University of Toronto.  RESPONSIBILITIES: Manage permanent collection and installation rotations; work collaboratively with peers on special exhibitions and programs; develop strategies for broader outreach and increased visibility for the collection, especially to local and diasporic communities; actively produce research and publications; work with donors, collectors and patrons to cultivate support for acquisitions, exhibitions and programs. REQUIREMENTS: PhD or equivalent, preferably in Islamic art or culture field; publications track-record; one language from an Islamic region; fundraising experience a plus.  Full qualifications/how to apply: www.museum-search.com.  Apply by 10/23/2017 to SearchandRef@museum-search.com.  EOE.  Nominations welcome.

Executive Director, Roberson Museum and Science Center

Binghamton, NY

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.
For a full position description, please click here.

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.

PO Box 4 Cooperstown, NY 13326

Subscribe

Click here to subscribe to our Newsletter!

Subscribe