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The Association of Maine Archives and Museums publishes quarterly print newsletter that is sent out to members in February, May, August, and November. We also maintain the blog on this page for members to share their announcements more immediately.

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News Blog

Members and non-members of MAM may post news of interest to the field using the blog below. To post an event, see the event listings. To post a job or internship opportunity, see the job/internship board. MAM reserves the right to edit or reject postings as it deems appropriate. This service is free to members; non-members are charged $20.

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  • 18 Mar 2019 4:30 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER

    Colby College Museum of Art

    Full-Time, Exempt, Salaried, Administrative Staff Appointment

    The communications manager will serve as a key member of the Museum team, managing and executing communication strategy, media relations, and print and digital outreach efforts for the Colby College Museum of Art and the Lunder Institute for American Art. In this new position at the Museum, the communications manager will be responsible for developing and managing a diverse portfolio of marketing and communications projects that promote a dynamic roster of exhibitions and programs, world-class collections, innovative scholarly and creative initiatives, and forward-looking advancement efforts to multiple audiences. This position will coordinate communications efforts and workflows across the Museum and will work closely with the Colby College Office of Communications.

    For more information and to apply, please visit:

    https://www.colby.edu/administration_cs/humanresources/employment/communications_mgr_3_2019.cfm


  • 12 Mar 2019 1:44 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Responses Needed: What visitation trends have you seen at your site over the last few years? The American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) is conducting a national visitation survey  and wants your feedback! Please take five minutes to complete the survey and share it with other interested institutions. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/AASLHVisitation 

    Your response is critical: The American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) is conducting a national survey of institutions seeking information about visitation trends between the years of 2013-2018.  Please take five minutes to complete this survey and pass along to any institutions who may be interested in participating.  Results will be shared with participants in August of 2019.  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/AASLHVisitation 

  • 12 Mar 2019 1:39 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Dear members of MAM,


    My name is Jennifer Hochuli. I am a graduate student in the Museum Professions program at Seton Hall University. For my Master’s thesis, I am researching outreach programming within museums, and my goal is to compile a list of information from museums throughout the country. I am writing to ask that you consider completing the attached survey about outreach programming at your institution. It should take no more than 10 minutes to complete and will be invaluable to my research.

    As thanks for your assistance, I am happy to send you a summary of my results and recommendations for best practices in outreach programming for you to distribute throughout your organization.

    I appreciate your help and look forward to hearing from you.


    All the best,

    Jennifer Hochuli

    Graduate Student, Museum Professions, Seton Hall University

    jennifer.hochuli@student.shu.edu

  • 12 Mar 2019 12:42 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Deadline is May 1, 2019

    Native American Library Services Enhancement Grants


    Washington, DC—The Institute of Museum and Library Services is now accepting applications for projects that support libraries and archives serving Native Americans and Native Alaskans. Applications for Native American Library Services Enhancement grants are due May 1, 2019.


    Native American Library Services Enhancement grants advance the programs and services of eligible Indian tribes, including Alaska native villages, regional corporations, and village corporations. They are competitive grants of up to $150,000 for two years and are available to any library that has an active Basic grant.


  • 05 Mar 2019 12:46 PM | Anonymous member

    L.C.Bates Museum Educator position.  Looking for an opportunity to work in a place of wonder and exploration? We currently are recruiting for a part-time Museum Educator/Assistant (up to 29 hours per week) to work at the L.C. Bates Museum at Good Will-Hinckley. The L.C. Bates Museum houses unique natural history and culture collections. This position primarily involves working with children and families presenting natural history programs, but would also involve working in all aspects of the museum including greeting visitors and presenting tours, cleaning, preparing exhibitions, presenting outside activities, helping develop programs for children and presenting educational outreach programs at schools.

    Interested applicants please submit a cover letter, updated resume and GWH Employment application, which can be downloaded from our employment page at https://www.gwh.org/employment-opportunities via e-mail to HR@gwh.org or mail to Human Resources, PO Box 159, Hinckley, ME 04944. Please reference “Museum Educator” in your correspondence.

    You may also contact the L.C.Bates Museum at 207-238-4250 or lcbates@gwh.org for more information.
  • 05 Mar 2019 11:22 AM | Anonymous member

    College Intern to learn as they help with museum natural history activities and collection activities. (Summer 2019)

    Responsibilities of this position will include: Working with museum visitors including teachers, students, campers and families to provide natural science programs and guided tours. Working with museum staff and volunteers to plan, organize, and present history, astronomy and natural history programs and work with museum collections activities. Preparing hands-on science and history projects and materials for children. The successful candidate will be paid an hourly stipend.

    Work schedule and hours will be designed to meet the needs of the project and audience.  (Mid May to August).

    Interested applicants please submit a cover letter and updated resume to: HR@gwh.org or mail to Human Resources, PO Box 159, Hinckley, ME 04944. Please reference "Museum Internship" in the subject line or cover letter in your correspondence. Visit our website at www.gwh.org

    Or, contact the L.C.Bates Museum at 207-238-4250 or lcbates@gwh.org for more information about the internship.



  • 25 Feb 2019 4:02 PM | Anonymous member

    Wilson Museum, Castine, has an opening for a full-time Advancement Coordinator who will expand the current promotional and marketing activities while creating and organizing all development and fundraising efforts with emphasis on membership growth, a major gifts program, planned giving, endowment growth, and campus improvements.

    This position requires strong writing skills, including grant writing; computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite, Customer Relationship Management software, Adobe Photoshop, social media; experience in marketing and fundraising techniques with a minimum of a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent.

    E-mail cover letter with resume to Patricia Hutchins directoroffice@wilsonmuseum.org

  • 21 Feb 2019 1:19 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Dear Colleagues,
     
    The American Association for State and Local History is conducting a national survey of history organizations and historic sites to identify trends related to in-person visitation. This survey will allow us to understand more about our visitors and how visitation to our organizations differs based on factors like institution size, location, type, and other criteria. We will distribute the findings of this visitation survey to the entire field later this year, beginning at our Annual Meeting in August of 2019. 

    Your institution's response is critical. 

    This survey marks the beginning of a renewed effort by AASLH to better serve history organizations and practitioners through field-wide research. We are building our capacity to gather, analyze, and distribute information about major issues affecting the field. Through this and other research initiatives, and with your help, AASLH hopes to improve its ability to support history organizations in their effort to make the past more meaningful.

    Please take five minutes to complete this survey and consider sharing this email with any institutions that may be interested in participating in this important effort. 
     
    The deadline to complete the survey is March 15th.

    TAKE THE SURVEY!

    Take the Survey


  • 06 Feb 2019 3:11 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The 2019 New England Archivists Nominating Committee seeks nominations for the following: 


    NEW ENGLAND ARCHIVISTS ARCHIVAL ADVOCACY AWARD


    If you know an individual or organization that has provided extraordinary support—politically, financially, or through public advocacy—for New England archival programs and records, please consider nominating this person or organization for the NEA Archival Advocacy Award. Nominees need not be a member of NEA and do not even need to be in the New England region to be considered. This is a wonderful opportunity to recognize advocates for archives. See the NEA website for criteria for eligibility, previous award recipients, and more details.


    NEW ENGLAND ARCHIVISTS DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD


    If you know a colleague who has been a leader in promoting and furthering the objectives of NEA, please consider recognizing them by nominating them for the NEA Distinguished Service Award. This award provides a way to showcase the leadership our members bring to the profession. Please see the NEA website for criteria for eligibility, previous award recipients, and more details

    Nominations for both awards must be submitted by MARCH 1, 2019. Please send nominations and supporting documentation, as well as any questions, to Ellen Doon, Immediate Past President, at ipp@newenglandarchivists.org

      


  • 06 Feb 2019 3:09 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Society of American Archivists

    Philip M. Hamer and Elizabeth Hamer Kegan Award


    The Philip M. Hamer and Elizabeth Hamer Kegan Award Subcommittee of the Society of American Archivists (SAA) seeks nominations for the 2019 award.


    This Philip M. Hamer and Elizabeth Hamer Kegan Award recognizes an archivist, editor, group of individuals, or institution that has increased public awareness of a specific body of documents (which can be a specific archival collection or thematic aggregation) through compilation, transcription, exhibition, or public presentation of archives or manuscript materials for educational, instructional, or other public purpose. Work that has impact on a local, regional, national, and/or international level is welcomed.


    Recent winners include:


    Eligibility:

    Individual archivists and editors, groups of individuals, organizations. This award is open to nominees within and outside of the United States, and is not limited to SAA members.


    Prize:

    A certificate and a cash prize of $500.


    Application Deadline:

    All nominations shall be submitted to SAA by February 28 of each year.


    For more information on this award, including the nomination form, please go to http://www2.archivists.org/governance/handbook/section12-hamer.  

    For more information on SAA awards and the nominations process, please go to https://www2.archivists.org/aboutsaa/awardsandscholarships.



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