Program Assistant, Maryland Humanities Council, Apps due 12/2/14

Are you passionate about the Literature and the Humanities?

Apply for our Program Assistant position by December 2

Job Description

The Program Assistant reports to the Program Officer responsible for a group of programs.  This position does not supervise other positions.

Classification:  Non-exempt; permanent; full-time

This program assistant works closely with the Program Officer responsible for coordination of programs falling under the umbrella of the Maryland Center for the book, including One Maryland One Book, Letters About Literature, Literary Walking Tours, Book Festivals, and reading and discussion programs.

Key goals include: Providing support and assistance to ensure effective and successful programs directed by the Program Officer.

Responsibilities include:

One Maryland One Book

  • Research titles and authors according to the annual program theme
  • Manage extensive title list during the book selection process
  • Support partner outreach and recruitment through meetings and various communication platforms
  • Assist in creating content for support materials
  • Coordinate book distribution to partner sites
  • Process author tour applications and selection letters
  • Support author tour events and activities
  • Process program funding support applications and award letters
  • Update and distribute program surveys and forms for partner feedback

Reading & Discussion Programs 

  • Process site applications and selection letters
  • Assist in coordination of program partners
  • Support partner training sessions

Letters About Literature

  • Assist in outreach, recruitment and promotion of contest to teacher/student participants
  • Promote the Sarbanes award to teachers, their colleagues and supervisors
  • Assist in organizing, reading and evaluating contest and Sarbanes Award entries
  • Copy and distribute contest entries to judges
  • Assist in notification of state finalists and winners
  • Assist in awards ceremony planning and activities
  • Mail certificates to winners not in attendance at the awards ceremony

Mt. Vernon Literary Walking Tours

  • Coordinate monthly tours April through September, including special bookings
  • Schedule docents for tours and serve as their primary contact
  • Manage tour registration through Eventbrite and send appropriate notifications to registrants
  • Coordinate special access to select stops on the tour
  • Assist in recruitment and training of docents

General Administrative Support 

  • Support the coordination of general Maryland Center for the Book activities, such as the annual Advisory Committee and One Maryland One Book Committee meetings as well as periodic author programs with select MHC partners
  • Maintain accurate logs of event, participant, and partner data for each program
  • Process participant survey data and prepare reports
  • Manage social media and website updates in collaboration with MHC Communications Officer
  • Update records in MHC’s online databases and software systems (e.g. eTapestry, Scantron)
  • Send mailings and shipments of program materials
  • Other tasks as assigned by Program Officer


  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Superb attention to detail
  • Ability to work well under pressure and tight deadlines
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Event management skills a plus
  • Highly proficient using Microsoft Excel
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and collaboratively
  • Enthusiasm for public humanities and their value in contemporary life
  • Ability to work occasional nights or weekends
  • Willingness to travel throughout the state
  • BA degree or higher

Start Date: Immediate. Please submit a cover letter and resume by December 2, 2014, to

Salary and Benefits: The annual salary for this full-time position is $30,030.  The benefits package includes paid vacation, sick time, holidays, health and life/long-term disability insurance, paid parking, professional development, and 403(b) retirement account with employer contribution.

Maryland Humanities Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Communications Associate, Urban Institute, Washington, DC

The nonprofit Urban Institute is dedicated to elevating the debate on social and economic policy. For nearly five decades, Urban scholars have conducted research and delivered evidence-based solutions that improve lives and strengthen communities across a rapidly urbanizing world. Our objective research helps expand opportunities for all, reduce hardship among the most vulnerable, and strengthen the effectiveness of the public sector.
Urban recently launched a comprehensive organizational initiative to increase visibility and impact. As part of that effort, we are seeking a Communications Associate for our Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center who can enhance the public presence of the center’s research and scholars.
Urban uses the tools of social science to support what matters most: people’s well-being.

This is an exciting opportunity for a junior staffer who is eager to grow and learn.

The successful candidate will be creative and analytical. S/he is able to see stories in data, a communicator who can explain public policy’s impact on people with the following duties:
• Identify media and stakeholder outreach opportunities by surfacing newsworthy studies within Metro
• Write and pitch compelling story ideas
• Act as main point of contact for Metro’s incoming media inquiries and requests from Metro staff for communications support
• Develop digital content for newsletters and Urban’s website
• Help manage media opportunities, including video chats and phone interviews
• Integrate social media (Twitter, LinkedIn, and others) with traditional media-relations strategies
• Cultivate new and existing relationships with media
• Support researchers in preparing for media interviews
• Build media and stakeholder lists
• Assist with tracking, measuring, analyzing, and reporting on the reach and impact of Metro’s communications efforts

A Bachelor’s degree is required. The right candidate is a highly organized self-starter, detail-oriented, flexible, adept at handling multiple assignments, with solid media judgment. In addition, the following qualifications are required:
• Two to five years of experience in communications, media relations or related field
• Strong writing and analytical skills
• Strong familiarity with social media
• Interest in urban policy
• Demonstrated ability to absorb and dissect economic, housing, community development, or urban planning policy topics
• Ability to form relationships with reporters and producers
• Ability to earn the trust and respect of academic researchers
• Experience working under pressure and within tight deadlines
• Ability to understand and interpret data, and translate it for mainstream audiences
• Proven ability to set objectives, measure success, and meet (or exceed) goals
• Demonstrated experience in MS Office, Word, and Excel.
• Knowledge of Vocus media databases a plus; may require other database management as well

The Urban Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Disabilities/Veterans.
The Urban Institute values and welcomes diversity in the workplace and strongly encourages all qualified persons to apply regardless of any protected status under federal or local law. To learn more about the Urban Institute and its work, please visit

Community Engagement and Studio Programs Manager, Tacoma Art Museum

The Tacoma Art Museum seeks a dynamic and civic-minded educator to join the education team. The Community Engagement and Studio Programs Manager develops,
implements, and evaluates creative art education programs for the community that relate directly to the Museums collection and exhibitions. Through community outreach initiatives, community festivals and programs, and studio workshops, this position will
deepen engagement, increase attendance, and grow awareness of and use of the Museum as a vital and indispensable community resource. Working closely with the Director of Education, this position will build meaningful community partnerships and serve as a liaison
with the community.
*About Tacoma Art Museum*
Tacoma Art Museum is a public-spirited institution with nationally recognized exhibitions and innovative educational programs. Named by
/USA Today/ as one of the Top 10 Great Places to See Art in Smaller Cities, the museum has developed a reputation for presenting art in a thought-provoking yet accessible manner with a strong commitment to Northwest art through its acquisition and exhibition
programs. Founded in 1935, the museum has strong roots in the community and anchors Tacomas lively downtown university and museum district.

This is a transformative time at the museum with growth in the facilities, collections, and visibility. A $15.5 million building project is underway, adding approximately
16,000 square feet to house the new Haub Family Collection of Western American Art, opening on November 15, 2014. This collection will establish Tacoma Art Museum as the only major museum of Western American art of this caliber in the Northwest. It also enables
the museum to fully explore the art history of the West while integrating its Western and Northwest collections. Its an exciting time to be a part of the Tacoma Art Museum family!
*Duties and Responsibilities*
Set and manage the strategic agenda for the Museums community engagement programs to increase participation and strengthen the Museums connection with the community.
Identify, build, and sustain meaningful partnerships with organizations throughout the city to grow awareness of and use of the Museum as a vital and indispensible community resource.
Develop, implement, and evaluate creative on- and off-site art education programs for the community that relate directly to the Museums collection and exhibitions.
Collaborate with Tacoma city constituencies, regional communities, and civic/community partners to develop programming that successfully bridges the Museums mission and specific
community needs.
Serve as the Museums art specialist for studio workshops in the museum for adult programs. Teach studio-based projects and presentations in the community and museum. Develop art
studio activities for TAM Studio.
Manage all administrative aspects of on- and off-site community engagement programs, including: scheduling programs, classes, and spaces; arranging for transportation and set up needs;
recruiting and hiring contract artists and performers; writing contracts; processing payment requests.
Collaborate with museum educators for after-school student and youth initiatives to ensure a cohesive approach to community programming.
Order materials and supplies as needed for community engagement programs and initiatives. Set up and break down classes taught in the museums studio spaces.
Maintain community engagement programs calendar and files.
Maintain accurate attendance figures and volunteer hours.
Produce and manage budgets for community engagement programs.
Supervise volunteers, interns, and contracted artists as needed.
Work with Development Department to secure funds for existing community engagement projects and new initiatives.
Work with Development and Communications Departments to develop materials for grants, advertisements, press coverage, and other promotional materials in a timely manner.
Bachelors degree in art education, art history, museum education or equivalent.
Two to three years experience working in or with art museums, including teaching from original works of art.
Demonstrated knowledge of and teaching experience in studio art principles, practices and techniques.
Strong written and oral communication skills, effective problem solving, flexibility, and sense of humor.
Ability to forge and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of individuals. Exhibits an awareness and sensitivity to cultural and other differences
when working with representatives of public and private organizations, volunteers, vendors, museum staff and the general public.
Must be a self-starter, show attention to detail, and possess excellent organizational skills. Ability to work accurately and efficiently and keep track of numerous
projects simultaneously.
Proficient in Microsoft Office applications.
Willing to work evenings and weekends, on- and off-site, and remain accessible when away from the Museum, so the requirements of this position can be fully met.
The qualified candidate must possess a compatible commitment to the museum brand personality: smart, dynamic, innovative, passionate, civic-minded, gracious, and
To Apply
Please email a succinct cover letter and resume to
Include Community Engagement Manager: First Name Last Name in subject line.
Full time exempt. Salary range $30,000 – $35,000 DOE.
No phone inquiries, please.
*Samantha Hightower Kelly | TACOMA ART MUSEUM*
Director of Education

T: 253.272.4258 x 3038
1701 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma, Washington 98402

Collections Cataloger, Princeton

Princeton University Art Museum

Position Posting: Collections Cataloguer


Position Summary

The Princeton University Art Museum is a 2014 recipient of a two-year Institute of Museum and Library Services’ Museums for America Collections Stewardship grant (IMLS). The Museum invites applications for the position of Collections Cataloguer to be a part of the grant project team.

The IMLS grant will allow the Museum to digitize and catalog approximately 5,000 black-and-white photographs of seminal American artist Minor White. The Museum will provide digital access to these resources through its website and through aggregate research sites such as the ARTstor Digital Library. This is a full-time, one-year term position.

The Collections Cataloger will be a part of the Museum’s Information and Technology department and report to the Collections Information Associate. The Collections Cataloguer is a critical member of the grant project team and will work closely with team members including the Manager of Visual Resources/Photographer.

The Collections Cataloger is responsible for both collections imaging and cataloging. The Collections Cataloger will produce high resolution publication-quality images of a collection of photographic material. This includes proofing and processing the digital image files following museum standards for color management, file naming, and embedding metadata. The Collections Cataloger is also responsible for cataloging the collection in the centralized collections information system which involves utilizing primary source materials, established style guides, and best practices in cataloging works of art.

This position is subject to the University’s background check policy.

Essential Qualifications


· BA or BFA in photography/studio art, art history, museum studies, information sciences, or related discipline

· One to three years demonstrated experience with analog photographic processes, specifically darkroom and printing techniques

· One to three years demonstrated experience cataloging works of art within a collections information system

· Expertise in capturing images with a digital camera, processing raw image files, and image quality control including color proofing

· Experience in fine art photography, specifically of photographs strongly preferred


· Experience handling works on paper within a museum setting

· Experience cataloging works of art within The Museum System 2012

· Experience utilizing Capture One software

· Knowledge or experience with objective digital image proofing tools


· Ability to work independently and efficiently to produce consistent, high-quality results over long-term project

· A high degree of organization, self-motivation, and great attention to detail is critical

· Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills

· Willingness to follow required art handling and collections management policies & procedures

· Interest in archives management, specifically photography archives

· Ability and willingness to stand for prolonged periods of time and lift up to 45 pounds

· Proficiency using multiple operating systems (Windows and Mac OSX) and basic software including Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe Creative Suite

About the Museum

With collecting origins dating to the 1750s, the Princeton University Art Museum is one of the finest art museums in the country. Formally established in 1882, its collections feature over 92,000 works of art ranging from ancient to contemporary art and spanning the globe. Its collections of Chinese painting, the art of the ancient Americas, and photography are widely regarded as being among the world’s richest. A private institution serving the public good, the Museum is committed to serving the University, local and regional communities, and beyond through a dynamic program of temporary exhibitions, new scholarship, and innovative programming. By collaborating with experts across many disciplines, fostering sustained study of original works of art, and uniting scholarship with broad accessibility, the Museum contributes to the development of critical thinking and visual literacy at Princeton University and enhances the civic fabric of our nation.

To learn more about the Princeton University Art Museum, please visit

Apply to Requisition # 1400835, and submit a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references.
Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Michael Brew
Manager of Financial and Personnel Operations
Princeton University Art Museum
Tel: (609) 258-5201
Fax: (609) 258-3610

Coordinator of Gallery Services, Connecticut

Coordinator of Gallery and Museum Services
Eastern Connecticut State University
Position description: Under the supervision of the President or her designee the Coordinator of Gallery and Museum Services: Develops and maintains the permanent collections, temporary exhibitions and facilities of Eastern Connecticut State University’s galleries; coordinates programs and administers museum and Gallery operations including procurement, solicitation for grants and donations, preparation of proposals, budgeting, contracting, scheduling, promotion, reporting, security, registration and conservation of art; curates temporary exhibitions; oversees the development of new gallery and museum space and facilities, including program and design; develops and implements policies and procedures for gallery operations; represents the University and acts as liaison to faculty, administrators, alumni, school systems, other galleries and museums, professional organizations, visitors, the community, local, state and federal officials; supervises and trains staff, interns, and student workers, serves as liaison to the Gallery Advisory Committee.
Qualifications: The successful candidate will possess five years of experience in gallery administration in the capacity of museum/gallery director, assistant director or curator. A Master’s Degree or higher in museum studies or art history is required. These qualifications may be waived for individuals with equivalent experience and credentials.
Application procedures: Applicants should submit a letter of interest, current vita and three letters of reference to Carmen Diaz at
Eastern Connecticut State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, learning disability or physical disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or criminal record. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Stacey Close, Associate Vice President for Equity and Diversity, 860-465-5791,