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Status: Full-Time / Exempt
Reports to: Director of Finance/HR
Job Posting Expires: 03/09/2014
Compensation: $29,000 - $33,000
Job Summary: The Retail & Visitor Services Manager is responsible for managing the day-to-day functions of the museum's gift shop, including managing visitor services front desk and volunteer staff. Primary work responsibilities include curate the museum store, admissions, visitor information and museum security.
3+ years of relevant work experience; i.e. retail management · Experience as a merchandise buyer, taking inventory in a retail setting and
financial recordkeeping · Experience with social media and online marketing · Strong project management skills, experience in successfully coordinating
multiple project activities, and managing project deliverables · 4 years of customer service experience. · Bachelor's degree in hospitality services or related field is a plus. · Knowledge of Visitor Services principles, practices and procedures; some
knowledge of the historic Richmond community is preferred. · Strong computer skills and knowledge of Point of Sales operations is
preferred. · Excellent oral, written and presentation skills; strong follow through with
high level of organizational, analytical and problem solving abilities. · Ability to articulate the mission of the History Center and partners activities,
programs, and services; interpret museum policy and procedures for the
visitor; ability to effectively handle situations when problems occur. · Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff,
volunteers and members of the public; exercise tact and diplomacy at all
times; demonstrate an understanding of protocol and sensitivity to cultural
Education and Outreach Coordinator, Birthplace of Country Music, Bristol, VA
Education and Outreach Coordinator
Responsible for directing and overseeing all aspects of the Birthplace of Country Music’s educational activities, to include innovative programming for museum visitors of all ages and all educational opportunities that exist for the organization to promote the music heritage of the region.
This position reports directly to the museum’s Director and will participate in the initial development of educational programming.Educational programming will include communication of the museum’s story through the use of engaging educational opportunities, while maintaining and strengthening community and outreach relationships. Programming will also include non-museum related educational opportunities.This position will develop and coordinate public lectures and write tour scripts.
Additional responsibilities will include:
·Recruit, interview, train, schedule, manage museum docents
·Identify grant funding opportunities as they relate to the education of people of all ages
·Develop partnerships with schools to offer curriculum based programs
·Bachelor’s degree in arts education, history or museum studies, with two years of experience in education or program development
Full Time - Curator of Collections and Digital Media, Birthplace of Country Music, Bristol, TN
Curator of Collections and Digital Media
Responsible for the supervision of all aspects of the Birthplace of Country Music museum’s collection; including its security, safety, preservation, and care. Responsible for the digital delivery of the museum’s story; including hardware and software.
This position reports directly to the museum’s Director and will work closely with the Director of Information Systems to maintain the collection. The position will also work closely with project teams, content experts, programmers, video producers, and others as needed. Additionally will research, recommend, coordinate, process, and administrate incoming and outgoing exhibits and loan transactions.
Knowledge of museum collections, with particular knowledge of digital museum media needed. Experience in using databases, knowledge of accessioning, experience installing and de-installing exhibitions a plus.
Additional responsibilities will include:
· Registration of all collections and museum objects
· Development and maintenance of record systems
· Develop, organize, and maintain accession records
· Monitor collection environmental conditions
· Bachelor’s degree in Museum Studies, Art, History, Appalachian Studies or 3 years work experience in the collections management field
· Desire to work in a non-profit organization
Interested and Qualified applicants should submit their resume to:
Job Title: Museum Director (Alexandria Black History Museum)
Background:The Alexandria Black History Museum is a unit of the Office of Historic Alexandria, a municipal Museum System accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, owned and operated by the City of Alexandria, Virginia.
Location: The City of Alexandria, Virginia is comprised of a series of urban villages, located approximately 5 miles south of Washington, D.C. The highly diverse population of 145,000 people enjoys easy access to the nation’s capital, and the economic vibrancy and extensive cultural amenities of the Northern Virginia region.
Administers museum, analyzes budget, manages finances and personnel, supervises museum store and product development, conducts staff and department meetings, researches grants and writes in support of activities, etc.;
Develops exhibits, conducts planning meetings, completes original research, writes and proofs text panels and object labels, consults with professionals in lending institutions, manages exhibit installation, and meets with exhibit designers, graphic artists, donors and lenders;
Plans and supervises public programs, including staff meetings, research, budgeting, and supervision of the event itself;
Conducts historic preservation, identifies building needs, meets and consults with contractors, and discusses these priorities with City Budget and General Services staff members;
Oversees general operations of the museum;
Initiates and supervises the planning and implementation of educational or historically appropriate interpretive programs and projects to promote the history and significance of the museum and historic site, including lectures, tours, special events, on-site and outreach, school-based curriculum programs, historic site signage and published interpretive materials;
Develops, maintains and supervises an ongoing marketing and development program designed to attract maximum participation in museum programs and raise revenue;
Acts as a liaison with public interest groups and the news media to promote the museum's activities;
Writes promotional releases and articles related to site's history and programs;
Installs exhibits, conducts outreach to public;
Assesses preservation needs for the historic site, and implements and supervises projects related to the care and long-term preservation of the historic site according to professional standards and trends;
Assesses and implements collection conservation needs and projects, and establishes document guidelines for care of collections according to professional standards;
Collaborates with community groups, the museum's support organization, historical organizations and other outside agencies to develop and promote appropriate programs and initiatives;
Identifies and responds to community needs, and pursues fund-raising opportunities; and
Oversees museum shop retail operations.
Minimum & Additional Requirements:Four-Year College Degree; completion of college graduate-level courses in history, museum administration and/or American History, and three years of museum experience in a supervisory or managerial capacity.
Preferred Qualifications: One year's experience directing a museum accredited by American Alliance of Museums (AAM). Master's degree; three to five years of experience in a similar position or as a senior staff member in AAM-accredited institution. Advanced degree in American history, African-American studies, museum administration, museum studies or art history. Experience with museum retail and management of revenue-generating programs. More than five years of experience with historic sites and historic preservation. Successful grant-writing experience.
$60,815.64 - $97,718.39 Annually
Mon. 03/10/14 5:00 PM Eastern Time
Job Type: Full Time
Notes: This position requires the successful completion of a pre-employment background check.
For further information and to apply:Please visit the City of Alexandria Dept. of Human Resources website at www.alexandriava.gov , posting 2014-00009. To apply for the position visit http://agency.governmentjobs.com/alexandria/default.cfm
Hollins University, an independent, liberal arts university offering undergraduate education for women, selected graduate programs for men and women, and community outreach initiatives, is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Director of the Eleanor D. Wilson Museum. Founded in 1842 as Virginia's oldest chartered women's college, Hollins is best known for its creative writing program, one of the oldest study-abroad programs in the country, and extensive internship opportunities.
Located in the Richard Wetherill Visual Arts Center, the Eleanor D. Wilson Museum features three galleries with approximately 3,000 square feet of exhibition space and a collection of approximately 1,000 objects. Established in 2004, the museum builds on a proud 50-year tradition of art exhibitions at Hollins. The museum is open year-round, and offers between 8-14 exhibitions annually, in addition to educational and outreach programs in service for the Roanoke valley. The Wilson Museum’s exhibition program and permanent collection serve the academic mission, enhance the cultural environment of the university, and are significant resources for the regional community. The museum is a partner with the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond, which allows for loans from its collection, as well as technical assistance.
The museum director, in consultation with faculty, is responsible for the overall development, administration, operation, management, and reporting of the museum and its collections and exhibitions. S/he also works in consultation with the Development office to seek external gifts and grants to enhance the museum's operations and collection development, builds strategic external partnerships, and works with students, faculty, alumnae, and the arts community to support the broader mission of the university.
The museum director works in close collaboration with the faculty in art history, studio art, and other curricular areas to assure a diverse and stimulating exhibition and speaker program that features both contemporary and historical art. Possibilities exist for teaching, depending on the specialty of the applicant, including participation in museum studies curricular offerings. S/he reports to the Vice President for Academic Affairs, and also works in consultation with the Museum Advisory Board.
Candidates with a Ph.D. in art history or a M.F.A. in studio art are preferred, but equivalent experience and another advanced degree will be considered. Applicants must have a minimum of five years’ experience in the successful operation of a curatorial and exhibition program, experience in fund-raising, including gifts and grants, and experience in art collection acquisition and management. Candidates must have demonstrated leadership, management, supervisory, and communication skills and demonstrated ability to collaborate with others, including faculty. Applicants must also have ability to develop and implement strategic planning to support the museum’s mission and ability to take initiative to develop programs and plans to meet goals. Must be willing and able to work evenings and weekends as needed and travel as needed. Final candidates will be subject to criminal history, credit history, and motor vehicle background checks.
Qualified candidates should send a cover letter, resume, samples of written work (published or not) about exhibitions or related projects, salary requirements, and contact information for three references to firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will begin February 1, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled. Hollins University is an equal opportunity employer committed to advancing women and supporting a diverse community.
Director & President at The Chrysler Museum of Art
The Chrysler Museum is seeking a new Director & President to lead the Museum at this defining moment. The Director will work with accomplished curators, talented staff, prestigious Board members, and committed and generous donors and volunteers to expand the current vision of the Museum and continue to grow an internationally recognized institution. The Director will build upon a vital and growing enterprise; maximize the collections; utilize technology to engage families, students, the local community, and people around the world; and grow both earned and philanthropic revenue.
Recognized as one of the nation’s top art museums, the Chrysler Museum is home to a collection of nearly 30,000 objects spanning 5,000 years of history. The Chrysler’s holdings of Old Master European painting and sculpture stretch from Renaissance masterworks by Jan Gossaert and Paolo Veronese to major productions by Giovanni Battista Pittoni and Francois Boucher, with particularly strong concentrations of work by French and Italian Baroque masters. The Museum’s 19th-century French collection is even richer, ranging from the Romanticism of Eugene Delacroix and Realism of Jean-Francois Millet to academic masterpieces by Bouguereau and Gerome and incomparable Impressionist and Post-Impressionist works by Renoir, Degas, Tissot, Gauguin and Signac. The Museum possesses signature works by many of the European early modernists, from Georges Rouault and Henri Matisse to Georges Braque and Giorgio de Chirico.
The American collection is remarkably strong and comprehensive, stretching from extraordinary 18th-century portraiture by Copley and West, and major history and genre images (Durand, Homer) and Hudson River School landscapes of the 19th-century (Bierstadt, Cropsey), to the generation of post-Civil War Americans working in Europe (Cassatt, Knight), chief among them the Impressionists. The Museum also possesses one of the nation’s richest holdings of 19th-century century American marble sculpture. The 20th-century American collection begins with rich holdings of works by members of The Eight and their circle, including Robert Henri, William Glackens, and George Bellows. American modernism of the 1920s is represented by masters such as Edward Hopper and Stuart Davis. Depression-era America is especially well-documented in major works by Reginald Marsh, Walt Kuhn, Thomas Hart Benton, and Philip Evergood. The collection continues into the 20th-century from Ashcan (Glackens, Bellows) through the New York School of the 1970s (Pollock to Wesselmann).
The Chrysler Museum of Art has amassed one of the top three collections of glass in America. The Chrysler collection spans from the earliest periods of glass making to the present day. This includes ancient pieces from Egypt, Rome and the Islamic countries, international glass from Germany, Italy, England, the Czech Republic, and many other countries from around the world. The strengths of the collection are in English Cameo, Tiffany, and contemporary glass. The masters of the Studio Glass Movement are well represented in the Chrysler collection. The recently constructed glass studio has been praised by visiting artists as one of the best and most modern glassmaking facilities in the country. Among these visiting artists are Lino Tagliapietra, Nancy Callan, Stephen Powell, Ben and Debora Moore, Janusz Pozniak, Paul and Dante Marioni, John Miller, Beth Lipman, April Surgent, Gianni Toso, Therman Statom, Fritz Dreisbach, and others.
In addition to the incredible collection and its recognition as a top museum, the Chrysler Museum is also recognized for being a well-run and financially strong institution. Charity Navigator, the nation's top philanthropic evaluator, recently rated the Chrysler as the number one museum in the country. The Museum has a $60 million endowment, an annual operating budget of more than $7.2 million per year and over 70 full-time and 30 part-time staff.
The Director is responsible for increasing the visibility, prominence, financial resources, relevance and impact of the Chrysler Museum. S/he must be a leader who can garner the respect and support of donors, government leaders, other non-profits, and experts in the field. This individual must know how to grow enterprises, lead a world class operation, develop and nurture partnerships, and be a catalyst who can lead and motivate others. The new Director must be a recognized expert within the museum world, be passionate about art, visionary, inspirational, and be able to lead and inspire a talented team of staff and volunteers.
The ideal candidate will have at least 10 years of experience in a senior leadership role in an art museum, established success as an effective communicator, and a track record in gaining internal respect and building consensus within a museum. The successful candidate will also be adept at working and building a relationship with a not-for-profit Board of Trustees.
The Thomas Jefferson Foundation is providing a 12-month graduate internship as institutional training to a recent graduate interested in pursuing a career in historic sites or museums. Working closely with professional staff at Monticello, the intern will participate in the ongoing work of the Education and Visitor Programs department, complete a project or a portion of a larger project, and provide a variety of visitor programs including house tours and school programs. The successful candidate will demonstrate the intention to pursue a career working in historic sites or museums, strong interpersonal skills, and a background in historical interpretation. S/he must also be proficient with standard computer software such Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. S/he must be committed to working as part of a team to ensure an excellent visitor experience. Some holiday work is required. The internship will run from May 12, 2014 – May 8, 2015; 40-hours/week with a Tues-Sat schedule. Paid an hourly wage and includes Foundation benefit package. Application deadline is March 16. To apply please send a cover letter and resume to email@example.com.
Executive Director Position available for small house museum in Charleston, West Virginia
The Craik-Patton House Museum (craik-patton.org) is seeking an individual with exceptional development and fund raising skills for the position of Executive Director. Major responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:
-Working with and providing support to the Board of Directors and committees of Craik-Patton Inc. and the WV Society of the Colonial Dames (nscdawv.org)
-Fund raising and managing database of donors
-Management of the house and the collection
-Supervising and training volunteers to conduct tours
-Establish history programs for all ages
-Create partnerships with other civic business and historic organizations
-Conduct tours for the public and school groups
-Office management to include daily operations/knowledge of Quickbooks and PastPerfect
-Supervise special events and rentals
This is the only paid position at this time.
B.A. or higher
3-5 years experience in museum/historic house administration
Experience in grant writing
Strong oral and writing proficiency
Ability to self-direct and be able to work independently
Please mail resumes to Jeanne Grubb, 2809 Kanawha Blvd., E., Charleston, WV 25311 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Hanover County on the North Carolina coast (population 202,000) seeks a museum director for Cape Fear Museum of History and Science, which is the state’s oldest history museum and is accredited by the American Association of Museums. Reporting to an Assistant County Manager, this position directs and evaluates the work of 17 staff members; prepares and administers a $1M budget; oversees facility maintenance; develops and implements long-range plans to meet museum standards by identifying objectives and ensuring programs and exhibitions further the museum’s mission; manages volunteers and resources donated from the private sector; and uses various media sources to make presentations to the Board of Commissioners, staff, and the public about the museum and its activities. Work is performed in collaboration with an advisory board (appointed by the Board of County Commissioners) and a 501(c) (3) board of directors.
Master’s Degree in Museum Administration or a related field and 7 years of progressively responsible museum administration experience, preferably as a director or assistant director of a history museum accredited by the American Association of Museums; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
To be considered requires completion of an online application available at www.nhcgov.com
Position reports to the Special Events Manager and individual will serve as assistant site manager for events, coordinate logistics for weddings and special events, and assist with client sales, service and site visits.
· Serve as assistant site manager during weddings and special events and coordinate logistics and timelines as necessary.
· Interact with vendors and clients, including setting and distributing internal timelines for events.
· Provide oversight for vendor installations.
· Conduct site visits and wedding rehearsals.
· Enforce adherence to rules and regulations of the site.
· Maintain positive working relationships with vendors, clients and staff.
· Other duties as assigned by Special Events Manager.
Event experience or formal education/training in event management required. Knowledge of historic sites a plus. Proficient in MS Word and Excel. Strong customer service skills and attention to detail a must.
Must be available weekends April through October, specifically Saturdays until late night event closing. Flexibility is required for weekdays as needed, hours not to exceed 40 per week. Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment and adjust to changing priorities. Position involves outdoor work and a good amount of walking. Candidate must be able to lift 25 lbs.
Executive Director - Virginia Air and Space Center
Located in Hampton, Virginia, the birthplace of America’s space program, the Virginia Air & Space Center is the visitor center for NASA Langley Research Center and Langley Air Force Base. The Center features interactive aviation exhibits spanning 100 years of flight, more than 30 historic aircraft, a hands-on space gallery, unique space flight artifacts, and a giant screen digital 3D IMAX Theater.
The mission of the Virginia Air & Space Center is to educate, entertain, and inspire explorers of all ages. The Center is supported by a staff of 19 full-time professional employees, approximately 160 volunteers, and 31 board members.
The Virginia Air and Space Center is a private employer and offers a benefits package that includes health, dental, group life and disability insurance. Participation in a 403(b) retirement program is also available.
The Virginia Air & Space Center is seeking an accomplished, strong, and visionary leader who will bring an enthusiastic and engaging style to the position of Executive Director. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director has responsibility for planning, directing, and overseeing the work of the Center, staff, and volunteers; leading successful fundraising campaigns; and maintaining and enhancing the permanent collection and educational programs.
The successful candidate must be a dynamic communicator with experience in implementing the strategic direction of a board of directors. The candidate should also have an entrepreneurial spirit, including the capacity to develop innovative strategies for cost-effective programming, audience building, and revenue generation. The candidate must have a proven history of identifying, cultivating, and generating significant financial support, especially through corporate and individual giving and grants. The candidate should be willing to be an active participant in the community, focused on strengthening ties to political, civic, and philanthropic organizations. The candidate will cultivate relationships with local educational institutions to promote educational opportunities for student exposure STEM programs.
Commensurate with experience and qualifications
Desired Qualifications and Experience
· A minimum seven years mid or executive level managerial experience; museum, non-profit or educational background
· Master’s degree in business, education or related field of study
· Proven track record in broad-based, non-profit fundraising and direct solicitation
· Experience with strategic planning, conceptualization, and implementation
· Ability to develop, motivate, and supervise staff and volunteers
· Experience working with public bodies such as city councils, etc.
· Strong and effective organizational leadership and administration skills, budgeting and financial oversight abilities, facilities oversight skills, and organizational development expertise
· Strong marketing, community relations, public speaking, and written skills
· An ability to facilitate a regular strategic planning process
· Experience in endowment campaign activities
· Thorough knowledge of the workings and best practices of non-profit board and organizations
· Demonstrated ability to think strategically and creatively, with flexible problem solving skills
· An ability to work effectively, independently, and as a team member
· Familiarity with NASA programs
The Virginia Air and Space Center is being assisted by the City of Hampton in this search for qualified applicants. For further information about the position and to apply, please visit the City of Hampton’s website at www.hampton.gov. The Virginia Air and Space Center and the City of Hampton are Equal Opportunity Employers.
Collections and Exhibitions Manager (Full-time). [Position #498] The Thomas Jefferson Foundation seeks a Collections and Exhibitions Manager to manage and maintain Monticello’s curatorial collections and to oversee the travelling exhibition program. Located in Charlottesville, Virginia, the Foundation is the private nonprofit organization that owns and operates Monticello, the home and plantation of Thomas Jefferson, as well as a museum and visitor center, library and academic center, and conference/education center, all to advance its mission of preservation and education. Monticello annually attracts nearly 450,000 visitors onsite and more than 2 million web visitors. The successful candidate will oversee, assess, and determine physical care of the collection; oversee storage, movement, packing, and safe shipment of collections to and from Monticello; and facilitate exhibition planning and development.
Qualifications: Five years collections management or museum registration and exhibition experience required. Demonstrated knowledge of standard museum practice regarding museum exhibitions and registration. Graduate level education required; Museum Studies training and degree preferred.
To apply send a cover letter and resume OR application to email@example.com (preferred), by fax to 434.984.4846, or by mail to Thomas Jefferson Foundation, Inc., ATTN: Angela Butler, P.O. Box 316, Charlottesville, VA 22902. Please apply by close of business March 5, 2014. To see a complete list of open positions at the Foundation, or to download an application visit our website: http://www.monticello.org/site/about/jobs. The Thomas Jefferson Foundation, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Reports to: Director of Collections & Interpretation
Compensation Range: $35,000 - $45,000
Job Summary: The Nathalie L. Klaus Curator of Costumes & Textiles is responsible for the physical care and intellectual control of the museum’s Costume & Textile collection, which includes more than 40,000 costumes, accessories, flat textiles and household textiles related to Richmond and Virginia. This work is conducted in accordance with the museum’s official Collections Management Policy, adhering to the code of ethics advised by the American Alliance of Museums.
Full Job Description: http://richmondhistorycenter.com/about/careers
Please submit your Resume, Cover Letter & Contact Information for three references utilizing the following options:
Coordinator of Museum Visitor and Tour Services – University Museums
Coordinator of Museum Visitor and Tour Services – University Museums – 501770
The Coordinator of Museum Visitor and Tour Services is responsible for coordinating group tours that visit the University’s museums and serving as the outreach point person to all visitors as they come into the museums. The position requires an ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both written and orally, with diverse constituents including faculty, staff, students, as well as community members. This position is responsible for researching, developing, and leading tours of special exhibitions and permanent collection installations, and facilitating tours by others, including students and other museum personnel. Strong organizational skills are required to control and balance a variety of tasks with a high degree of competency and accuracy.
Tour and Visitor Education Services
Coordinate all visiting group tours to the museums and work with staff and student workers to provide those tours
Research, develop, and present tours for a variety of visitors including University students and faculty, adults, K-12 students, home school students, senior citizens, and special interest groups generated by special exhibition projects and permanent installations of the collections
Under the supervision of the Curator of Museum Programs, research and produce tours, lesson plans, and activities, develop innovative programs, such as Family Day and College Night events, and oversee printed information that adhere to best practices of educational standards
Museum Visitor Services
During hours the museums are open to the public, responsible for the reception desk and providing a welcoming atmosphere for all visitors and guests to the museums
Provide security for the objects and artworks on view
Monitor the galleries for safety
Offer information about the museums and the University to visitors
Answer phones and monitor and maintain catalogue supplies
Supervisory and Training Responsibilities
Schedule reception desk staff/and or student workers to cover additional museum attendant shifts for the museums, during open hours and special events
With direct guidance of the Curator of Museum Programs and the Museum Operations Manager, lead in training new student workers on the museums’ operations policy and proper procedures and protocol, as well as training on new exhibitions and other related programs, such as the Student Docent Program
Work with staff to maintain positive relations with the University’s student body and alumni
Assist in promoting the museums and their activities by building relationships with faculty and with individual students who work for the museums, as well as student groups
Update information and maintain communication with alumni who worked in the museums
Help staff create exceptional opportunities for students interested in professional development within the museum industry
Work with staff to create and implement programs that provide opportunities for gathering visitor information and feedback
Offer input for future museum exhibitions and programs that serve the needs of the academic mission of the University and attract greater visitation by students, faculty, and staff, as well as the general public
Develop museum education plans, targeted marketing, and compile and analyze visitor surveys
Create online and/or social networking marketing initiatives
Communicate face-to-face with museum visitors to ascertain their interests and experiences as they relate to the museums and the University
Must be outgoing and have good communication skills to create positive, welcoming experiences for the museums’ visitors
Knowledge of best practices in the museum field
Experience in leading tours or working with small groups of visitors
Dependable, detail oriented, and possess leadership skills
Ability to work in a team environment and with visitors of all ages, especially faculty and undergraduate students, as well as K-12 students, adults, and senior citizens
Curious and willing to learn about the museums’ exhibitions and collections that represent a vast variety of time periods, cultures, and processes, and do relevant research as needed
Competence with public speaking, program delivery, and visitor management techniques
High level of computer skills and be proficient in a MAC environment, including Word, Excel, Power Point, and InDesign
Ability to work collaboratively with departmental staff as well as with the University’s students, faculty, and staff
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor’s degree required, with an emphasis in the fine arts, humanities, natural sciences, museum studies, or museum education preferred. Three or more years of relevant experience in museum education, the arts, or other nonprofit sectors.
· Monday – Friday, 8:30-5:00; 7.75 hrs/day; 38.75 hrs/week; some scheduling flexibility required, including nights and weekends for museum opening receptions, programs, and other events.
Located minutes from downtown Richmond, Virginia, the University of Richmond (www.richmond.edu) blends the intimacy of a small college with exceptional academic, research, and cultural opportunities usually found only at large institutions. Richmond offers a unique combination of undergraduate and graduate programs. Our School of Arts & Sciences anchors Richmond as a nationally ranked liberal arts university. A ranked business school, the nation’s first school of leadership studies, a highly respected law school, a nationally recognized international education program and the community-focused School of Professional and Continuing Studies build on that strong foundation and make this university something unique.
UR is committed to developing a diverse faculty, staff and student body, and to modeling an inclusive campus community which values the expression of differences in ways that promote excellence in teaching, learning, personal development and institutional success. In keeping with this commitment, our academic community welcomes candidates from diverse backgrounds and candidates who support diversity. EOE
Vision Statement - By 2018, the 275th Anniversary of the founding of Polegreen Church, the Foundation will be recognized for its leadership in the historic interpretation of civil and religious freedom in Colonial Virginia through preservation of the site, community outreach and educational programs.
Mission Statement -To preserve the historic Polegreen Church site and commemorate the struggle for civil and religious freedom in Colonial Virginia by Rev. Samuel Davies and the Hanover Dissenters.
To what end: By accomplishing this mission, we preserve the memory of Hanover Dissenters who struggled courageously and successfully for civil and religious freedom in Virginia and in so doing increase appreciation for the liberties that we enjoy today in the United States.
The Historic Polegreen Church Foundation has one unpaid internship available for a driven high school senior or college student interested in history and museum/historic site work. The student will assist with research and content development to be used in items including but not limited to pamphlets, booklets, film, social media, tours, and exhibitions. He or she will also help with planning and implementing site tours and education-based programs and special events.
To apply, send a resume, cover letter explaining your interest, and one letter of recommendation to Elizabeth Baker, Director of Education and Outreach, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The National Sporting Library & Museum, located in historic Middleburg, Virginia, is dedicated to preserving, sharing and promoting the literature and art of equestrian, angling and field sports. Founded in 1954, the institution houses over 26,000 books dating from the 16th thru 21st centuries. The Museum displays artwork from the NSLM permanent collection as well as rotating temporary loan exhibitions. The permanent collection includes paintings, sculpture and works on paper by American, British and European artists ranging from the 18th to 21st centuries. For more information about the institution and programming, please visit www.nsl.org.
The NSLM Curatorial Department is seeking an Intern for Summer 2014. The intern will work directly with curatorial staff to assist with inventory of the permanent collection of art, to include paintings, sculpture and works on paper. Intern will have the opportunity to learn about standard collections management practices and gain hands on experience with collections management database software. Additional internship projects will include researching works of art and contributing to educational brochure material.
Ideal candidate will be an undergraduate or graduate student with strong research and writing skills, will be detail oriented, and will have coursework experience in Art History, Museum Studies or Arts Management.
Summer internship dates are from late May through early August. Please indicate availability in application. This position is unpaid. Weekday and weekend hours are available.
How to Apply
Interested candidates should submit cover letter, resume with two references (at least one academic reference), and academic transcript (unofficial is acceptable) by March 31 via email to:
Battleship Overnight Program Specialist – Part time
Nauticus is looking for a self-motivated, energetic person to assist in our exciting and expanding Overnight Program aboard the Battleship Wisconsin. The ideal candidate will like working with children of all ages. Knowledge of a ship, military back-ground, Scouts and Camps preferred, but not necessary, will also train. Duties will include set up for each overnight, leading interior tours, educational activities, and break down at the end of each overnight.
If you are looking for something different, fun and exciting, this is for you! Weekends only, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, sleeping aboard the ship 2 nights per month.
High school diploma or GED required, some college preferred. Part time, 2 days/1 evening per week, approx. 22 hours per week. All employees will be directly employed by the Nauticus Foundation and will be subject to background check and drug screening. Please E-Mail resume to: Tammie.email@example.com or Mail to: Tammie D. Weitzman, One Waterside Drive, Norfolk, Va. 23510. No phone calls, please.
Design & Production Incorporated has an opening for a dynamic individual seeking a position with the industry’s leading provided of museum exhibitions and environments. Cost estimators play a key role in the operation of our firm. They should be able to quickly analyze, interpret and compare detailed and often inadequately defined information. It is also important that they be able to make reliable and accurate conclusions based on this knowledge. Because our estimators work as part of a project team, strong interpersonal skills and good communication are vital to this job. Assertiveness and self-confidence in presenting and supporting your conclusions are also important, as you will often be asked to share your knowledge with managers, engineers, owners, and design professionals.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Analyze blueprints and other documentation to prepare time, cost, materials, and labor estimates.
Work closely with Clients, Sales and Project Managers to determine initial requirements.
Produce material take-offs, labor projections, and critical path analysis of fabrication, subcontractor, and installation processes.
Confer with engineers, architects, owners, contractors and subcontractors on changes and adjustments to cost estimates.
Estimate jobs with accuracy, speed and efficiency using company cost estimating system.
Detail-oriented; ability to multi-task
Excellent verbal and written communication as well as problem solving skills
Experience with estimating software; AutoCAD and other related software tools preferred but not necessary.
Ability to determine procedures needed to manufacture the finished product.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Excel, Word, Microsoft Project and Primavera)
Experience with custom design one-offs.
Ability to travel (short trips of 1-2 days)
Bachelor Degree in Design, Business, Museum Studies, Construction Management, or similar field a plus but not required.
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Design and Production Incorporated, in service to the museum community since 1949, offers over 60 years of experience in total-service planning and design, custom fabrication, installation and audio-visual /media systems services throughout the United States and abroad. Our clients include not only museums, but educational institutions, visitor and information centers, science and nature centers, theme parks and major expositions. D&P is dedicated to a team approach. We combine our extensive resources with those of our clients to create the best possible solutions. Visit our website at www.d-and-p.com.
Set on 1,900 acres on the Potomac River, Stratford Hall was built in the late 1730s and is the ancestral home of the Lee family. In addition to the Great House, Stratford Hall has an expansive historic area, Visitor Center, on-site Inn and lodging accommodations, beautiful gardens, nature trails, working gristmill, beach and cliffs that date to the Miocene era, one of only four formations like it in the world. Stratford Hall is located in Westmoreland County in the historic Northern Neck of Virginia and is a Virginia Historic Landmark and a National Historic Landmark.
To ensure the efficient operation and management of Stratford Hall by facilitating communication with Robert E. Lee Memorial Association Directors, assisting the Executive Director in scheduling appointments, meetings and events, handling correspondence and various administrative tasks and serving as the principal point of contact between the Executive Office and donors, staff, directors and other external groups and individuals.
General Statement of Duties:
- Acts as confidential assistant to the Executive Director
- Manages the daily operation of the Executive Office
- Schedules and organizes meetings and appointments for the Executive Director
- Facilitates communication between the Executive Director and staff
- Assists in the preparation and assures the accuracy and quality of all outgoing correspondence from the Executive Director
- Assists in the planning and execution of Board-related events and public programs
- Oversees budget for the Executive Office
- Serves as the Notary Public for the Association
- Serves as secretary for the President, Secretary and Treasurer of the Association, as requested
- Prepares and distributes the minutes of the Directors’ semi-annual meetings
- Oversees board operations and plans the semi-annual Board meetings and Executive Committee meetings
- Handles communication related to Board organization and operations between Board members and staff
- Performs other duties as assigned
High School diploma required, BA or BS preferred. Must have prior experience in a professional administrative position with superior demonstrated skill in writing, communication, organizing meetings and performing clerical tasks. Must be a proficient typist and adept with Microsoft Office, especially Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Must be capable of working normal hours within an office environment.
Salary range is $35,000 - $40,000, based on experience. Full benefits including health insurance, pension plan and 15 days of paid vacation.