Jobs and Internships

The Association of Maine Archives and Museums provides this forum for members and non-members of MAM to post employment, internship, and contract opportunities for collecting institutions and allied businesses and organizations open to Maine residents. This feature was added in March 2019.

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  • 27 Jun 2022 1:09 PM | Anonymous member

    Director of Finance

    OVERVIEW

    Maine Maritime Museum (MMM) is an independent, nonprofit institution dedicated to celebrating Maine’s vibrant maritime culture. Because this culture includes different backgrounds, perspectives, and voices—and because our museum welcomes visitors from around the world—our institution is firmly committed to diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion.

    If you believe in museums’ important role to reveal the past, to inform the present, and to shape the future, we invite you to join our team. You will join us on the beautiful banks of the Kennebec River, on a twenty-acre campus where collaboration and creativity are encouraged.

    POSITION SUMMARY

    The Director of Finance, a key member of the senior leadership team, serves as the primary financial advisor and fosters a dynamic, supportive workplace culture that is diverse and equitable. They oversee all financial and accounting functions, ensuring accuracy, transparency, and compliance. The Director supervises a Staff Accountant and an Office & Human Resources Assistant and reports to the Executive Director, working closely with senior leadership, contracted project staff, auditors, and the investment manager.

    ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

           Leadership: Strengthens and grows the sustainable operation of the organization, supporting department heads’ understanding of the financial and operational impact of programming decisions. Continues to build effective and efficient systems, ensuring the museum complies with existing standards and best practices, including UPMIFA, FASB, GAAP, IRS, and Federal and State regulations.

           Accounting: Directs accounting policies, processes, and internal controls and ensures they are performed effectively. Working with the Staff Accountant, manages and reviews accounting functions including the preparation of journal entries, reconciliations, and month-end closing. Completes the unitization calculation, and accounts for endowment earnings and distributions. Manages cash activities to maintain appropriate cash levels.

           Financial Reporting & Analysis: Oversees the production of timely, accurate, and complete monthly financial statements, maintaining a current cash flow forecast. Provides financial analysis to the senior leadership team and the Board on business and operational matters, including analysis for capital projects, strategic planning, grant reporting, and other projects as required.

           Human Resources: Fosters the development of an equitable, supportive, and dynamic workplace culture. Supports the Office & Human Resources Assistant and other staff in recruiting talented museum professionals, onboarding and training them effectively, and retaining an exceptional team. Supports workplace DEAI initiatives and staff professional development. Administers the museum health plan and 403(b) retirement plan.

           Risk Management: Manages insurance coverage—including renewals, changes, and claims—and other risk management needs. Reviews employee, volunteer, and visitor safety and compliance with workplace laws and requirements. Maintains files for legal documents, permits, contracts, and grants.

           Audit: Ensures the timely completion of the annual audit and oversees the preparation of tax returns. Coordinates the preparation of supporting documentation.

           Budgeting: Working with the Executive Director and the senior leadership team, directs the annual budgeting process. Develops annual operating and capital budgets—for both restricted and unrestricted projects.

           Governance: Advises the Executive Director and Board of Trustees on the museum’s financial performance and outlook—serving as a knowledgeable resource—and serves on related Committees.

           Performs other related duties as required.

    QUALIFICATIONS
    Typical qualifications would be equivalent to:

           Degree in Finance, Accounting, or related field.

           Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license preferred

           Four years or more of experience, showing growth in responsibility.

           Proven nonprofit accounting knowledge and experience.

           Thrives in a team-oriented, collaborative culture built on respect.

           Skilled in Microsoft Office and Google Workspace. Knowledge of accounting (Sage Intacct), customer relationship management (Altru), and point-of-sale systems (Shopify).

           Excellent written and oral presentation skills. Able to compose correspondence and reporting that is creative, convincing, and concise.

     

    TERMS

    The Director of Finance position is a full-time, salaried, exempt position with full benefits. Starting salary is $80k-90k annually, commensurate with experience.

    EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

    MMM is an equal opportunity employer and does not tolerate discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, age, protected genetic information, status as a parent, marital status, political affiliation, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

    APPLY

    Please email a cover letter and resume to hr@maritimeme.org.


  • 27 Jun 2022 11:03 AM | Anonymous member

    Job Description

    Colby College Museum of Art
    Full-Time, Exempt, Salaried, Administrative Staff Appointment

    Reporting to the chief curator, the Lunder Curator of Works on Paper and Whistler Studies advances curatorial work related to prints, drawings, and photographs at the Colby College Museum of Art including exhibition development, collection research and interpretation, and teaching. The curator augments and illuminates the museum’s transhistorical and transnational works on paper collections through exhibitions, collection rotations, and acquisitions, and advises the museum and its benefactors on art purchases and gifts of art.


    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Provide ongoing curatorial stewardship of the works on paper collection, ensuring its research, documentation, presentation, interpretation, and digital access, in ways that advance our commitment to diversifying and expanding art historical narratives, with an emphasis on American art
    • Organize periodic presentations of works by James McNeill Whistler within the context of the museum’s permanent collection galleries and special exhibition spaces.
    • Oversee the Lunder Collection of works by James McNeill Whistler and related archives as well as the Lunder Consortium for Whistler Studies and steward associated grants and collection-dedicated resources in collaboration with advancement colleagues and the director.
    • Play a proactive role in the ongoing development of the museum’s collection of prints, drawings, and photographs in dialogue with other curators and under the oversight of the museum’s director and chief curator; regularly propose works of art for acquisition, cultivating donors, soliciting gifts and loans of art, and pursuing possible purchases; identify and secure institutional partnerships for projects and co-purchasing arrangements, as appropriate
    • Generate timely, community-responsive, and field-contributing exhibitions and collection displays of works on paper that garner local interest and national attention
    • Contribute to the curation of the permanent collection galleries, including interpretive content
    • With the education and engagement team, Colby College Libraries, Department of Art, and departments across campus, envision and realize projects, programs, and other engagements that advance curricular priorities at Colby and that also expand entry points to art for all of our audiences; teach and present in the galleries, and lead discussions regularly
    • With the Colby College Libraries and the collections management staff, ensure the care, research access, and organization of archival materials related to the works on paper collections
    • Work closely with colleagues at the museum and at Colby managing communications and marketing channels to ensure a strategic approach to the authentic dissemination of curatorial content and scholarship, with an eye toward expanding reach, creating public relevance, and diversifying engagement
    • Generate scholarly publications and other forms of content related to the works on paper collections and exhibitions at Colby, adopting a stance of critical and creative inquiry as well as bringing equitable, antiracist perspectives to bear upon the questions at hand
    • Supervise and mentor interns and, at times, curatorial fellows
    • Collaborate with the director of museum development and advancement colleagues to pursue grants and individual gifts
    • Cultivate strong relationships with donors, lenders, alumni, the museum’s Board of Governors, and other key stakeholders
    • Develop and sustain a network of relationships—peers, mentors, and mentees—in the museum field; remain knowledgeable of trends in this field and in the arts and culture sector generally
    • Represent the museum through speaking engagements and other field exchanges in the context of curatorial projects and related duties
    • Perform additional duties as assigned; duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent in education and experience; art or related humanities field and/or advanced degree preferred
    • Minimum three to five years of curatorial experience, including collections and acquisitions, development, interpretation and public programs, and project management; additional years of experience preferred
    • Enthusiasm for the museum’s mission and our curatorial program, and capacity to assume leadership in communicating its priorities and values
    • Demonstrated research interests in works on paper with additional broad subject knowledge across art and cultural history, as well as commitment to teaching and learning across disciplines
    • Ability to assess and act on opportunities to increase the narrative complexity and diversity of the collections and programs, and advance equity in our daily practices and work culture; unwavering commitment to fostering an antiracist, equitable work environment supportive of people from different cultures, backgrounds, and life paths
    • Demonstrated ability to think strategically and long-term while successfully attending to more immediate goals and tasks; strong planning, and organizational skills
    • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills, including relationship skills and ability to work with people across a wide range of levels of power and influence
    • Self-motivated, flexible and responsive work ethic; proven ability to work both independently as well as collaboratively within the context of a diverse community
    • Demonstrated track record of curatorial activity, including scholarship and publications
    • Ability to manage multiple tasks among competing priorities and meet deadlines
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite and Google applications; familiarity with digital cloud collaboration platforms preferred
    • Valid driver’s license required and must meet the College’s Fleet Safety Policy requirements; willingness and ability to travel domestically and internationally as needed

    For more information and to apply visit:

    https://colby.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/ColbyCareers/details/Lunder-Curator-of-Works-on-Paper-and-Whistler-Studies_R0000925


  • 24 Jun 2022 7:05 AM | Anonymous member

    Chief Curator

    OVERVIEW

    Maine Maritime Museum (MMM) is an independent, nonprofit institution dedicated to celebrating Maine’s vibrant maritime culture. Because this culture includes different backgrounds, perspectives, and voices—and because our museum welcomes visitors from around the world—our institution is firmly committed to diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion.

    If you believe in museums’ important role to reveal the past, to inform the present, and to shape the future, we invite you to join our team. You will join us on the beautiful banks of the Kennebec River, on a twenty-acre campus where collaboration and creativity are encouraged.

    POSITION SUMMARY

    The Chief Curator, a key member of the senior leadership team, is responsible for overseeing the care and management of the museum’s artifact and archival collections, the creative leadership of its changing and permanent exhibition program, and the development of its publication program. The collections and exhibits include historic buildings and structures, including the Percy & Small Shipyard and Victorian Donnell House. The Chief Curator serves as a dynamic, passionate advocate for the museum’s mission, collection, and exhibitions.

    ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

           Leadership: Working with the Executive Director, develops a compelling, inclusive curatorial vision and sets the direction and priorities for the Curatorial Department to achieve it. Supervises and supports Curatorial staff, volunteers, and interns in accomplishing strategic projects that further the museum’s mission and vision. Ensures a deep commitment to diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion in the museum’s Curatorial work. Manages department and project budgets in collaboration with the Finance Department.

           Collection Stewardship: Ensures that the collection is cataloged, stored, safeguarded, and conserved to the highest professional standard. Working with the staff Acquisition Committee, oversees all collecting decisions, including accessioning, deaccessioning (with board approval), and disposal of deaccessioned items in order to build and maintain the quality of the museum’s permanent collection relative to the museum’s mission. Ensures collection practices and policies are aligned with museum best practices and AAM accreditation standards.

           Exhibitions: Working with the Executive Director, Curatorial staff, and other departments, develops a visionary and engaging exhibition schedule. Oversees the planning, design, production, and installation of changing and permanent exhibits.

           Library & Archives: Oversees library staff and ensures the implementation of best practices and policies. Directs projects that further the accessibility and prominence of archival and photographic collections.

           Publications: Responsible for strategically developing the publications program, including serving as staff liaison with authors, publishers, and others. Carries out various editorial tasks as needed.

           Education: Provides learning opportunities about the collection and the museum’s exhibitions for volunteers and staff, plans and produces the annual maritime symposium, lectures at the museum and at other venues representing the museum, and collaborates with the Education Department on programs relating to exhibitions and collections.

           Research & Outreach: Researches the collection and shares new information regularly through publication, lectures, exhibits, and other means. Networks and collaborates with peer institutions nationally and internationally, and participates in community organizations with complementary missions and goals.

           Advancement: Identifies objects for acquisition in accordance with the Collections Development Plan. Works with the Executive Director and Advancement Department to identify, cultivate, and nurture potential donors of collections or acquisition funds; develops proposals and writes grants for funding and sponsorship of curatorial projects.

           Governance: Advises the Executive Director and Board of Trustees on Curatorial affairs—including strategic planning, policies, and facility needs—and serves on related Committees.

           Other duties and responsibilities as required.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    Typical qualifications would be equivalent to:

           Master’s degree in history, maritime history, art history, American studies, material culture, museum studies, or a related field.

           At least 6 years of museum curatorial experience.

           Maritime knowledge, experience, or background—either formal or informal.

           Demonstrated success working with collections and exhibitions in innovative ways.

           Excellent oral and written communication with a track record of publication and experience in lecturing to diverse audiences.

           Strong leadership and strategic project management skills.

           Grant-writing skills, with a proven track record of successful grant applications.

           Knowledge of current museum trends in collections, exhibitions, and education.

           Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends for special events, lectures, auctions, and travel.

           Familiarity with PastPerfect Web Edition and Google Arts & Culture.

     

    TERMS

    The Chief Curator position is a full-time, salaried, exempt position with full benefits. Starting salary is $65k-75k annum, commensurate with experience.

    EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

    MMM is an equal opportunity employer and does not tolerate discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, age, protected genetic information, status as a parent, marital status, political affiliation, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

    APPLY

    Please email a cover letter and resume to hr@maritimeme.org.


  • 11 May 2022 8:56 AM | Anonymous member

    Staff Accountant

    OVERVIEW

    Maine Maritime Museum (MMM) is an independent, nonprofit institution dedicated to celebrating Maine’s vibrant maritime culture. Because this culture includes different backgrounds, perspectives, and voices—and because our museum welcomes visitors from around the world—our institution is firmly committed to diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion.

    If you believe in museums’ important role to reveal the past, to inform the present, and to shape the future, we invite you to join our team. You will join us on the beautiful banks of the Kennebec River, on a twenty-acre campus where collaboration and creativity are encouraged.

    POSITION SUMMARY

    Reporting to the senior leadership team, the Staff Accountant is responsible for day-to-day accounting at MMM. The Staff Accountant also works closely with the Director of Development, the Director of Programs & Operations, the Office & Human Resources Assistant, and contracted staff.

    ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

            Completes general accounting functions including preparing journal entries, recording revenue and processing accounts payable, and completing the month-end closing.

            Manages cash, including recording of receipts from donors and members, admissions, tours, and the store.

            Reviews payroll prior to processing (ADP) and ensures it is properly recorded.

            Completes reconciliations of accounts, including restricted funds and the investment account.

           Maintains accounting application (Sage), including reconciliation to fund-raising software (Altru) and to the museum store point-of-sale system (Shopify).

           Performs other related duties as required.

    EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

    Degree in accounting. Two years of experience showing growth in responsibility. Non-profit experience required. CPA and/or public accounting experience is a plus.

    QUALIFICATIONS

            Proven nonprofit accounting knowledge and experience.

            Thrives in a team-oriented, collaborative culture built on respect.

            Knowledge of and experience working with web accounting systems—ideally Sage. Familiarity with Financial Edge (legacy) a plus.

            Knowledge of Uniform Prudent Management of Institutional Funds Act (UPMIFA).

            Able to effectively function as a financial resource to senior staff.

            Able to organize time effectively and remain flexible during seasonally changing demands.

            Excellent written and oral presentation skills. Able to compose correspondence and reporting that is creative, convincing, and concise.

    TERMS

    The Staff Accountant position is a full-time, salaried, exempt position with full benefits in Bath, Maine. Starting salary is $50,000–$65,000 per annum, commensurate with experience.

    EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

    MMM is an equal opportunity employer and does not tolerate discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, age, protected genetic information, status as a parent, marital status, political affiliation, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

    APPLY

    Please email a cover letter and resume to hr@maritimeme.org.


  • 09 May 2022 4:11 PM | Anonymous member

    Full-Time, Exempt, Salaried, Administrative Staff Appointment

    OVERVIEW
    The collections access coordinator facilitates collection access through digital and physical means to make museum holdings accessible to a broad range of audiences, through continued maintenance and development of the museum’s collection database as well as through the coordination of curricular and scholarly use of artworks by Colby faculty, students, and other scholars and researchers. Reporting to the manager of collections, this position works closely with the museum’s registrars, senior preparator, and academic engagement team.

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

    Digital Access and Collections Coordination (75%):         

    • Collaborate with registrar for collections on acquisitions intake and cataloging
    • Manage digitization of collections, including data input into Embark database, basic photography of objects, image linking and post-production work
    • Help manage collection object files and create files for new acquisitions
    • Enhance collection access through the museum’s website; monitor, maintain, and troubleshoot Embark Web Kiosk user experience, in consultation with registrar for collections and digital projects developer
    • Facilitate photography and video shoots in galleries
    • Coordinate digital scans of 2-D photographs and works on paper
    • Rehouse and reorganize new media artwork in storage
    • Create and update rack inventory card systems
    • Collaborate with registrar for collections to maintain documentation of the Lunder Collection, including archive materials, appraisals, deeds, lists, and promised gifts
    • Research undocumented artworks in storage and present to curatorial for formal accession consideration
    • Coordinate with Mirken fellow as needed to facilitate incoming rights and reproduction requests, invoices, and payments
    • Coordinate, monitor, and prepare reports on student, faculty, and researcher access to collection object records
    • Provide access to collection works and records to visiting scholars and researchers
    • Collaborate as needed on other aspects of collections and exhibition maintenance, including but not limited to: condition reports, archival organization and data tracking, supervising incoming and outgoing shipments, overseeing packing, generating receipts

    Academic Access Coordination for the Landay Teaching Gallery (25%):

    • With Linde Family Foundation coordinator of academic access, prepare checklists and track changes for class visits
    • Coordinate between collections and preparator staff in evaluating, pulling from storage, and rehousing works requested for class visits
    • Facilitate class visits by accompanying faculty and students and handling objects as necessary


    QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent in education and experience; coursework in art/art history, humanities, cultural studies, or museum studies preferred
    • Minimum 1-2 years of relevant professional work experience
    • Knowledge of art museum database software (TMS or Embark preferred)
    • Ability to work collaboratively with staff, students, faculty, and other campus and community partners
    • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills, including strong relationship skills and ability to work with people at all levels
    • Strong, self-motivated work ethic, flexibility, and proven ability to work both independently and collaboratively as a member of a diverse community
    • Excellent organizational skills, ability to consistently meet deadlines and follow-through on tasks
    • Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office software and Google applications; comfort with or ability to learn basic Adobe Creative Suite tools (Photoshop, InDesign)
    • Ability to lift 40 pounds, climb ladders, and stand for long periods of time
    • Appreciation for the value of a liberal arts education and commitment to fostering an equitable educational and work environment supportive of people from different cultures, backgrounds, and life paths

    For more information and to apply visit: https://colby.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/ColbyCareers/details/Collections-Access-Coordinator_R0000872


  • 06 May 2022 3:14 PM | Anonymous member

    Collection Specialist 

     

    Overview 

    Maine Maritime Museum (MMM) is an independent, nonprofit institution dedicated to celebrating Maine’s vibrant maritime culture. Because this culture includes different backgrounds, perspectives, and voices—and because our museum welcomes visitors from around the world—our institution is firmly committed to diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion. 

     

    If you believe in museums’ important role to reveal the past, to inform the present, and to shape the future, we invite you to join our team. You will join us on the beautiful banks of the Kennebec River, on a twenty-acre campus where collaboration and creativity are encouraged. 

     

    Position Summary 

    Reporting to the Collections & Library Services Manager and working closely with the curatorial team, the Collection Specialist is a position funded by an Institute of Museum and Library Services Museums for America grant to complete a comprehensive inventory, cataloging, and digitization project in MMM’s principal collection storage space. The project will provide the museum with substantially improved intellectual and physical control of a large portion of its object collection, resulting in increased access and improved collection care. The roughly 9,000 items include models, clothing and textiles, furniture, fishing materials, and other 3D and 2D cultural heritage objects.  The term of employment is 18-months with possibility of extension.

     

    Essential Job Functions 

    • ·         Completes inventory of items within the scope of grant project 
    • ·         Expands descriptive metadata in catalog records, including basic condition reporting  
    • ·         Carries out provenance research
    • ·         Performs digital imaging and related asset management  
    • ·         Assesses conservation and rehousing needs  
    • ·         Adheres to best practices in object handling 
    • ·         Collaborates with team to assess project progress and workflows 

     

    Education & Experience 

    A Bachelor’s degree in history, art history, American studies, or a related field is required. Graduate coursework in museum studies, history, or related cultural heritage field preferred. Previous collections documentation experience is required.  

     

    Qualifications 

    • ·         Proven collections handling and cataloging experience 
    • ·         Knowledge of metadata standards and controlled vocabularies 
    • ·         Understanding of digital imaging standards 
    • ·         Thrives in a team-oriented environment 
    • ·         Able to sit and stand for extended periods of time  
    • ·         Ability to lift items weighing up to 50 pounds  
    • ·         Familiarity with PastPerfect and American maritime material culture knowledge a plus  

     

    Terms 

    The Collection Specialist is a full-time, 18-month grant-funded position with full benefits and the possibility of an extension. Salary is $18.00 per hour.  

    EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

    MMM is an equal opportunity employer and does not tolerate discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, age, protected genetic information, status as a parent, marital status, political affiliation, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

     

    Apply 

    Please email a cover letter and resume to hr@maritimeme.org 

    Date posted: May 2022

    This position is subject to sex offender and criminal background checks.


  • 04 May 2022 12:04 PM | Anonymous member

    Position Title:        Library Specialist CL3: Special Collections

    Campus:        Portland

    City, State:        Portland ME

    Department:        University Libraries

    Bargaining Unit:    ACSUM/COLT

    Wage Band:        B23/$18.56 per hour

    Work Schedule:    Weekdays, 20-hours per week, occasional nights or weekends

    Do you enjoy variety in your work and assisting students in reaching their academic goals? Do you like to conduct research and engage with Maine history? Are you interested in the diverse populations of Maine? 

     The University of Southern Maine is seeking enthusiastic and collaborative applicants for the part-time (20 hours per week) hourly position of Library Specialist CL3 located in USM Libraries Special Collections on the Portland Campus. The position would require a set schedule, within 8am-5pm on weekdays, but actual times and days are flexible. 

     The Library Specialist assists with the following services: staffing the reading room and managing reader services (reproduction requests, etc.); accessioning manuscript collections (creating initial physical and intellectual control); creating online PR for department events and updating the appropriate web pages; and administrative support. 

     Some of this position’s time is public facing and as such excellent customer service skills are required. Frequent in-person, online, and telephone interactions with our students, faculty, staff, researchers and the public are core to the work.  Judgment and initiative are exercised in providing public services and interpreting policy. The Library Specialist will have the needed computer skills to assist with event promotion and our online presence. This position is part of a small team which works collaboratively to accomplish the Special Collections department mission to support classes and make primary resources available to the University and Maine community.

    This position pays $18.56 per hour. This position is located on the Portland Campus. 

    For a complete job description and information on instructions on applying click link below

    https://usm.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobID=72798&job=library-specialist-cl3-special-collections

  • 25 Apr 2022 1:35 PM | Anonymous member

    The Registrar provides support for all Owls Head Transportation Museum (OHTM) registration functions, including but not limited to collections care in storage and galleries, safe storage protocols, collections re-housing initiatives, accessioning objects, and packing and shipping coordination. These responsibilities should be carried out in accordance with best practice standards and in support of the museum’s mission.

    Responsibilities

    • Works closely with Curatorial staff to coordinate exhibitions and logistics, including installation/de-installation, loan and new acquisition paperwork, packing and shipping, scheduling, and location controls. 

    • In collaboration with Collections Manager, handles inventory audits, identifies works requiring conservation treatment and re-housing. Facilitates care and control of physical objects including cataloging, handling, creating housing, exhibitions support, and records management. Maintains collections care supplies and materials. 

    • Maintains archival accession file records of exhibition and permanent collection works, both physical and digital, including cataloging, provenance, location changes, exhibition history, and images. Assists in the condition and location of objects in museum and off-site locations, and new acquisition coordination.  

    • Communicates with donors, lenders, and vendors, in a timely and professional manner

    • Participates in the planning and coordination of care and safety protocols for the collections, exhibitions, and loaned items, including conservation, storage, deaccessioning, inventory, movement (including packing and shipping logistics), and location controls. Serves as a leading advocate within the institution for safety and risk mitigation in all areas of collection care and movement.  

    • Assists in the development and implementation of museum-wide policies and procedures for campus care, interpretive plans, and collection maintenance, according to best museum practices. 

    • Assists with handling, movement, installation, and deinstallation of collection objects as assigned, including loans, new acquisitions, and exhibitions. Assists with object rehousing and inventory, and performs condition checks, according to best practice and established protocols. 

    • Familiarity with collections management system. Prepares reports related to loans and acquisitions, such as checklists, temporary receipts, loan documents, and gift and purchase paperwork as needed. Retrieves information from electronic and manual files as needed by OHTM staff, volunteers, and the public. 

    • Supports general museum operations as necessary.  

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in museum studies, library and information science or history preferred, or equivalent combination of education and experience, experience with collections management, conservation, installation, and/or registration experience in a museum, gallery, library, or fine art shipping setting. 

    • Knowledge of museum registration methods and proficiency with collection management software. 

    • Condition reporting, object handling, and object numbering skills required. Knowledge of handling procedures for two- and three-dimensional objects in a variety of materials, sizes, and weights. 

    • Ability to strategically organize, process, and maintain electronic and paper-based records; identify inefficient/ineffective processes and implement improvements.  

    • Strong office management skills with considerable knowledge of office practices and procedures. 

    • Proven written and oral communication skills.

    • Ability to communicate effectively with constituents in person, over the phone and via email. 

    • Ability to operate computers and assigned software, including Microsoft Office, PastPerfect, and G Suite

    • Ability to establish, maintain, and foster positive and harmonious working relationships with coworkers and a variety of individuals contacted in the course of work.   

    • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information with discretion.

    Job Type: Full-time

    Pay: $18.00 - $20.00 per hour

    Benefits:

    • Health insurance
    • Paid time off
    • Retirement plan

    How to Apply:

    Please send cover letter and resume to rv@ohtm.org

  • 14 Apr 2022 1:57 PM | Anonymous member

    Director of Communications and Community Engagement

    The Seal Cove Auto Museum seeks a Director of Communications and Community Engagement. Founded in 1963, the Seal Cove Auto Museum is one of the premier Brass-Era automobile museums in the country, and seeks a motivated, intuitive candidate to advance the Museum’s public presence, enhance its base of support in its communities, both locally and nationally, and ensure the visibility and success of all aspects of Museum programs, events and operations.

    Reporting to the Executive Director of the Museum, this position is responsible for developing and implementing communications and marketing plans for Museum events, programs, exhibitions, community and development initiatives; creating and maintaining relations with the public and media at the local, regional and national levels. This position also oversees cultivation and management of relationships with donors, community members, other museums, businesses, and the media in order to create giving and sponsorship opportunities to increase the Museum’s visibility and support base.

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Create, implement and oversee strategies for marketing, communications, advertising, media buying, content marketing, and public relations.
    • Develop relationships with vendors, sponsors, media, advertisers, and community contacts in order to maximize the advertising and marketing budget and increase related support.
    • Utilize a variety of marketing tools including traditional media, digital media, and social media.
    • Identify sponsorship opportunities to support development activities.
    • Build and manage relationships with individual and corporate supporters as well as prospective donors and partners.
    • Oversee the creation of member, donor, fundraising, and cultivation events.
    • Write and/or edit content for Museum promotions, communications, and development campaigns.
    • Develop, manage, and adhere to the advertising and marketing budget.

    Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Journalism, Development, or a related field.
    • Five or more years’ experience in public relations, communications, or development. Nonprofit or museum experience is a plus.
    • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
    • Public relations/communications abilities developed and proven in a museum or other nonprofit organization.
    • A working knowledge of a variety of social media and communication platforms and software. Photography experience is desired.
    • Ability to work a flexible schedule including occasional nights and weekends, as well as the ability to represent the Museum and monitor its digital presence as needed.
    • A strong knowledge of nonprofit communications and relationship development. Knowledge of the subject area is highly desired.
    • A passion for cultivating productive, collaborative relationships that benefit the Museum as well as the ability to inspire creativity in partners.

    How to Apply:

    Please submit a cover letter, resume, writing samples, and three professional references by email to ethan@sealcoveautomuseum.org. Please put “Director of Communications and Community Engagement” in the subject line. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.


  • 13 Apr 2022 1:08 PM | Anonymous member

    Job Summary:

    Museum of Art

    Full-time, Temporary, Non-Exempt, Hourly, Support Staff Appointment

    The Mirken Family postbaccalaureate fellowship in museum practice at the Colby College Museum of Art will support a one-year appointment to the museum, with the possibility of a renewable second year. The position offers broad exposure to work across all areas of the museum that fosters increased visibility of and access to the museum’s programs and resources, with particular emphasis on communications, exhibitions and publications, collections, and student engagement pathways. The Mirken fellow reports to the communications manager and the Barbara Alfond manager of exhibitions and publications and works with all departments including communications, administration, advancement, collections, curatorial, and engagement.

    Essential Functions and Responsibilities

    • Support museum communications an information access
      • Assist the communications manager in executing the museum’s digital marketing, including website and web content, e-newsletters, digital and print publicity, and social media
      • Update and maintain the centralized photography archive of museum images; maintain digital and print archives of museum advertising, collaterals, and earned media
      • Research and facilitate artwork image rights and reproduction requests
      • With the communications manager and the manager of registration and collections, monitor photography and videography in museum galleries to ensure the safety and integrity of the objects on view
      • Assist as needed with museum collection inquiries and research and related initiatives that support collection access
    • Support and facilitate student engagement and pathways
      • Work with Department of Art faculty leads, prepare and schedule travel and logistics of Department of Art annual Mirken field trip for student professional development in the museum field
      • Organize professional development and networking opportunities for 45+ museum student employees, including art partner field trips, staff meet and greet programs, and museum studies conversations
      • Assist with student engagement and opportunities at the museum, including assisting with academic engagement, public programs, and supporting the Student Guide program
    • Provide support for the museum’s exhibitions and publications
      • Assist the manager of exhibitions and publications with logistics for exhibition installations
      • Maintain the internal exhibitions website, including content management and updates
      • Assist with exhibition catalogue proposals, correspondence with publishers, designers and editors, and production and distribution of publication projects
      • Support the distribution and sale of Colby Museum publications, including organizing book fair opportunities and book sales, conducting outreach to booksellers and arts organizations, and posting publications on the Colby Museum website
    • Attend and support museum special projects and events, including occasional night and weekend events
    • Perform additional duties as assigned; duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent in education and experience
    • Relevant coursework in art history and demonstrable administrative experience preferred
    • Highly motivated, flexible, and comfortable with diverse audiences
    • Outstanding interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills with a high level of motivation
    • Unwavering commitment to fostering an antiracist, equitable work environment supportive of people from different cultures, backgrounds, and life paths
    • Excellent research skills and attention to detail
    • Experience in a professional environment, able to work collaboratively within a team and a diverse organization
    • Able to work independently as well as in a team, exercise judgment, establish priorities, and manage projects with minimal supervision and to adjust as new projects are assigned
    • Ability to effectively collaborate with staff, students, and faculty
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite; Adobe Creative Suite, especially Photoshop and InDesign; WordPress; and Google applications; familiarity with digital cloud collaboration platforms preferred

    Working Conditions/Physical Requirements

    General open office and campus environment. Position involves sitting, although frequent movement is necessary. Occasional lifting is required. Computer usage involving repetitive hand/wrist motion is also necessary. Some night and weekend work required based on museum events.

    For more information and to apply visit:

    https://colby.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/ColbyCareers/details/Mirken-Family-Postbaccalaureate-Fellowship-in-Museum-Practice_R0000860

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