Curatorial Associate, Princeton Art Museum

Princeton University Art Museum

Curatorial Associate

Casual Hire


Duties and Responsibilities:

The Princeton University Art Museum seeks an exceptional Curatorial Associate for a five-month position with possibility of extension. S/he will report to the Associate Director for Collections and Exhibitions and will work three days per week with colleagues throughout the Museum to assist with a range of responsibilities related to the documentation and display of its rich holdings of post-1945 art and of related loaned works of art. The Curatorial Associate will serve as the initial point of contact for collections inquiries in this area, will assist with periodic collections installations, and will support ongoing collections activities including collection management. In particular, s/he will respond to internal and outside queries, facilitate the needs of faculty and visiting scholars, maintain object files, and contribute new research and other information to the collections database. The Curatorial Associate will prepare materials for print and digital publication, shepherd incoming and outgoing loan requests, and support project-based research as requested.


The candidate must have strong research skills and experiences, well-honed interpersonal skills, superb written communication and administrative skills, and be willing to work independently or collaboratively as needed. Knowledge of modern and contemporary art is essential. Attention to detail is vital, as is the ability to meet scheduled deadlines. The post also requires the ability to deal with confidential and sensitive information. A minimum of three years of museum experience and an M.A. in art history or a related field are required.

To apply, please go to and post to requisition #1500820.

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

Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer. 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. This position is subject to the University’s background check policy.

Community Manager Museum of the City of New York.

Excitement is building at the Museum of the City of New York. A $96 million project to renovate and expand the Museum’s historic building on Fifth Avenue is drawing to a close. At the same time, provocative exhibitions draw visitors from all over the city, the nation, and the world.

The Community Manager is a key player in executing the Museum’s digital strategy to build community, engagement, and attendance through the social media channels, as well as via our website and email marketing program. The work is aimed at producing and implementing content that will raise awareness of the Museum’s exhibitions, collections, programs and mission amongst potential visitors. In addition to content production, the role will emphasize engagement and distribution tactics, audience development, and conversion goals (ticket & membership sales). This position reports to the Director of Digital in the Marketing/Communications Department.

Major Responsibilities

Develop content, coordinate reviews & implement posts on the Museum’s primary social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr). Generate plans for the strategic use of social media. Monitor social media activity (including weekends).
Implement peer review sites strategy including, but not limited to: TripAdvisor, Google Places & Yelp! Define audiences and goals for each site and effort.

Coordinate the email marketing program through maintaining its constituent database, producing content & design, and deploying messages.

Function as the web administrator for, updating & creating content pages and conducting ongoing web maintenance.

Contribute to and maintain reports to track KPIs & content performance across the above platforms and to inform evolving digital strategies.

Keep abreast of industry trends in digital areas.

Competencies and Skills

3–5 years of digital marketing experience.

High level writing skills. A commitment to producing exceptional work products with strong attention to detail.

Hands-on experience in strategy and practice in major social media platforms required.

Basic HTML skills required; strong experience and comfort in a CMS required; working knowledge of Photoshop.

Familiarity with email marketing tools required.

Strong general computer skills, including MS Office Suite.

Experience in Google Analytics and social media analytics tools required.

Excellent verbal and interpersonal communications skills.

Strength in time management, including multi-tasking, goal-setting, and workload prioritization.

Take initiative on projects and also act as team player.

Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, journalism or related field.


Excellent benefits package, including a defined benefit pension plan as well as a 401K savings plan.

Please your resume, a cover letter addressing the key criteria as part of your application, and salary requirement to Museum of the City of New York Attention: Human Resources Department, 1220 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10029, or send an email with this information to The Museum of the City of New York is an equal opportunity employer.

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Citizen History Community Manager, USHMM

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC is looking for a smart, motivated, compassionate community manager for a brand-new citizen history project launching this fall. The incumbent will work with students, teachers, and lifelong learners across the United States researching how Holocaust-era events were covered in American newspapers in the 1930s and 1940s. User-produced research may influence the forthcoming exhibition on Americans and the Holocaust, opening in spring 2018. Are you passionate about creating communities of users online? Do you love helping people learn the historian’s craft? Then this opportunity is for you.

This is a three-year term full-time donated position (non-Federal) in the Digital Learning and New Media division.  It is paid with the Museum’s private funds. Salary is commensurate with experience. Check out our website for more information about requirements and duties.

Interested applicants should send their resume and cover letter to Please include both your resume and cover letter in a single PDF or Word document titled “First Name Last Name”. This job opportunity will close on October 15, 2015 at 5:00 PM EST.

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Elissa Frankle is the digital projects coordinator for digital learning and new media at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. She oversees the Museum’s first citizen history initiative and works to build invested, compassionate communities dedicated to creating a world where hatred cannot flourish.

Director of Education, Illinois

Director of Education
Spurlock Museum
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is one of the world’s leading educational and research institutions. The William R. and Clarice V. Spurlock Museum is the University’s museum of world cultures. Although it opened in its own independent, 55,000 square-foot building in 2002, its roots extend back to predecessor museums that were founded in the 1910s. Its collections include more than 50,000 artifacts from five continents, ranging in date from the Paleolithic to modern times. Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums since 2009, the Spurlock serves over 50,000 patrons each year, including about 12,000 school children from across the state of Illinois, as well as about 1,000 university students, in organized programs and tours.

The Spurlock Museum seeks candidates for the position of Director of Education. Reporting to the Director of the Spurlock Museum, the Director of Education leads the Education Section Staff in developing, delivering, and managing a wide range of interpretive Museum functions in conjunction with other core staff and outside collaborators, including programs, special events, exhibit development, and publications. In addition, the Director of Education takes the Section lead in administrative and instructional duties, including personnel supervision, budget oversight, grant writing, and teaching a college-level class in Museum Education. The Director of Education also builds upon the successful programs of the Education Section, while seeking opportunities to reach out to larger university and community audiences and to raise the profile of the Spurlock Museum.


  • Supervise and support Education Section staff members, including the following: hiring, training, assigning/reviewing work, conducting performance evaluations, addressing work issues, approving time, setting work schedules.
  • Lead staff in setting and prioritizing individual and section-wide goals.
  • Oversee, contribute to, and support Education staff in developing the interpretive content of educational programs, events, publications, and online resources.
  • Oversee and actively participate in program and event delivery and evaluation.
  • Direct visitor studies and initiatives for audience development.
  • Plan and manage the budget of the Education Section.
  • Write and oversee grants in support of educational programs.
  • Plan and approve staffing levels and job descriptions for hourly Education staff and volunteers.
  • Create various statistical summaries used in reports and grant proposals.
  • Pursue selected campus initiatives related to educational programs and events and serve as a liaison for developing the Museum as a resource for scholarship and education.
  • Work collaboratively with the Museum’s Director, Coordinator of Special Events, and the heads of Collections, Registration, Information Technology, and Security Sections (the Core Committee) in the planning and pursuit of long-term, Museum-wide initiatives.
  • Serve as a member of the Exhibits Committee and work in support of exhibit development.
  • Work with Exhibit Committee members, curators, and other scholars to develop interpretive focus, organization, and content of exhibits.
  • Serve, as needed, as exhibit coordinator for installations in the permanent galleries, the Campbell Gallery, the Hundley Central Core Gallery, and other public spaces.
  • Plan educational elements for exhibits using traditional and new media, including interactives and targeted programs.
  • Represent the Education Section in Core Committee work, including Museum-wide strategic planning, budget development, and the development of museum policy.
  • Participate in the work of the Acquisitions Committee and oversee work done with the Museum’s Teaching Collection.
  • Develop and teach a biennial undergraduate Museum Education course in the University of Illinois Museum Studies Program.
  • Work evenings and weekends for educational events and programs.


  • Master’s degree in education or museum studies with an emphasis on education; background in anthropology, history, cultural studies, or related social sciences
  • 5 years of experience working with education or public programs in a museum setting
  • 3 years of  experience in a supervisory role
  • Administrative and grant-writing experience
  • Strong interpersonal skills and proven ability to communicate well both orally and in written form with visitors and colleagues of different ages, interests, and backgrounds
  • Knowledge of current museum and informal educational practices, as well as visitor studies
  • Ability to effectively supervise staff while contributing to a positive, collaborative, and healthy work environment
  • Research, writing, editing, and information management skills
  • Proven project planning, coordination, and evaluation skills
  • Proven ability to work well within deadlines on multiple and varied projects simultaneously


  • Experience in exhibit development
  • Proficiency with digital technology, new and emerging media, and current social media

This is a full-time, 12-month, benefits-eligible, Academic Professional position. Eligibility for benefits are contingent on your citizenship or work authorization.  For full details on eligibility requirements, please reference

Salary is commensurate with experience. The expected start date is as soon as possible after the closing date.


Create your candidate profile at and upload

  • Cover letter,
  • CV or resume addressing your qualifications as they align with the job description,
  • Writing sample (e.g., gallery guide, museum newsletter article, or lesson plan), limited to 5 pages,
  • Description of your involvement in a museum exhibit, if applicable, limited to 1 page,
  • Descriptive listing of grants applied for and awarded,
  • Description of one museum project that you have coordinated and evaluated, limited to 2 pages, and
  • Names and contact information of three professional references.

To receive full consideration, all requested application materials must be submitted via the online system by the close date of 10/18/2015. Review of applications may begin before the closing date; however, no hiring decision will be made until after the close date. For further information regarding the position, you may contact Karen Flesher at For more information about the Spurlock Museum, visit our website: For technical assistance with the online application process, call 217-333-6747 or email  This is a security–sensitive position. Comprehensive background checks, which may include but not be limited to a criminal conviction information check, will be conducted.

Illinois is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability. Illinois welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity. (

Collections Manager, RI

Collections Manager Job Description

Tomaquag Museum

Position Title: Museum Collections Manager

Classification:            Part time (20 hours/week)

Supervisor:                Executive Director (ED)

Salary:                        $ 18/hr

Position Description: Collections Manager (CM) ensures that cultural materials/objects are properly cared for, managing storage, conservation and record-keeping associated with cultural objects. CM will also be involved in developing policies and standards for acquiring, caring for and disposing of objects. CM will be part of team for exhibit development and building the Collections Management department.

The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art is seeking an experienced *Interim* *Public Programs Manager*,

The Wadsworth
Atheneum Museum of Art is seeking an experienced
*Interim* *Public Programs Manager*, whose primary responsibilities are to conceive, implement, market, and evaluate a rigorous and broad range of public programs designed to provide adult and family visitors with meaningful
arts experiences directly connected to the museums collections and special exhibitions.
Programs may include lectures, gallery talks, concerts, art history classes and drawing courses in the galleries.
The Wadsworth Atheneum, the oldest continually operating public art museum in the United States, was founded by Daniel Wadsworth, who opened the museum in 1842 with his collection of about 80
paintings, many purchased directly from the artists. Today the collection exceeds 50,000 works of art, spanning more than 5,000 years. The Wadsworth Atheneum has always been a resource for the local community, as we work to welcome new and existing audiences.
Our programs inspire participants to embrace the Wadsworth as their place to come together and experience the power of art.

*Interim Public Programs Manager
*Full-time, temporary/contract position
*Term: 6 months
**/(with potential renewal for additional period)/***
The Interim Public Programs Manager focuses on the following key areas:

Plan collection-related and special exhibition programming that presents educational opportunities for museum audiences, and administer the public programs in collaboration with museum
Curators, the Development Department, and community colleagues.
Work with the Director of Education and the Development Department to secure funding for public programs; ensure that all funding stipulations are fulfilled in compliance
with program grants.
Develop and manage monthly Second Saturdays for Families with programming for a broad and diverse public.
Participate in the development of in-gallery resources and interpretive materials designed for family-specific audiences.

Cultivate and maintain already established professional relationships and coordinate events with co-sponsors and community partners.
Supervise Resident Teaching Artist and activities associated with position.
Develop assessment strategies and documentation for programs.
Serve as educator in galleries and off-site for adults, school and university groups, teacher workshops, special courses and lectures.
Edit in-gallery didactic material including wall text and labels.


Bachelors degree (preferably Masters degree) in Art History, Museum Education or related field.
Minimum of two (2) years museum experience preferred.
Strong knowledge of museum education theory and practice as well as art history.

Must have the capacity to work in close cooperation with a wide range of people including museum staff and the community.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills and interpersonal skills.

Ability to manage multiple projects.

Budget management skills.
Superior writing and editing skills.

Strong attention to detail and excellent organizational skills.
Aptitude in MS Office programs including Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
Must be able to stand for several consecutive hours to manage programs. Frequent use of stairs required.
The Interim Public Programs Manager position requires flexibility to work evenings and weekends.

Interested candidates should send their
*/resume, cover letter, and salary requirements/* to:

Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
Attn: HR Department
600 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103
Or Email
(No phone calls please.)

*Deadline for applications: October 5, 2015*

The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Educator, Museums in the Park, San Diego


School in the Park (SITP) is an innovative program that shifts the location of “school” from a traditional classroom setting in an inner-city school, to the resources and educational opportunities available at museums within San Diego’s Balboa Park. In these compelling learning environments with challenging, hands-on projects, students become active participants in their own education. One elementary school and one middle school from San Diego’s urban core spend up to eight weeks in Balboa Park, where they participate in weeklong education programs at nine institutions. In essence, the students spend almost twenty-five percent of their school year learning
in this hands-on, real world setting. For more information about SITP, see website
*_Lead Educator Position_*

The Lead Educator for School in the Park works both independently and in partnership with other SITP staff, museum educators, and classroom teachers to meet program objectives. The ideal candidate must; be a creative problem-solver, be able to manage multiple demands and tasks, be able to articulate expectations while supporting diverse approaches to student learning, and have highly developed interpersonal skills. The primary responsibility of the Lead Educator
is to work with SITP museum educators to facilitate the development of curriculum that takes advantage of the rich resources of the museums and is responsive to the CCSS and NGSS. Additionally, the Lead Educator works with museum educators to design effective
assessment instruments and with classroom teachers to promote effective curricular bridging between museum and school site learning environments. Secondarily, the Lead Educator supports the daily operations of SITP. The Lead Educator reports directly to the
SITP Director.
*_Specific Duties _*
*Curriculum Development (40%)*
Collaborate with Museum Educators, SITP Staff, and classroom teachers to develop, refine, and revise curriculum and assessment as needed.
Assist in developing and refining curriculum aligned to Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), blending formal education with informal museum-based
education. **

Assist in development of materials to enhance the bridging of museum and classroom curriculum.

Collaborate with SITP educational technologist to use current and emerging technologies for learning.

Collaborate with Museum Educators to develop assessment instruments, analyze student performance, and determine possible curricular revisions based on student performance.**
*Daily Operations (35%) *

Coordinate and monitor the day-to-day operations of the program including assuming responsibilities when the director is absent.
Serve as the liaison to Food Services Department for the coordination of lunch and snacks.
Provide supervision as needed including during lunch, dismissal, and classroom time.
Assist with student discipline, student/staff health and safety, and first aid as needed.
Monitor instruction and student work.
Facilitate in developing or reviewing and implementing program operating policies and procedures.
Other duties as assigned.
*Program Oversight (25%)*

Collaborate with SITP team in short and long term program planning, development, and implantation.

Provide data for reports.

Collaborate with SITP staff to plan and deliver SITP professional development for museum educators and/or classroom teachers.

Assist in interpreting program needs. Collect and compile material for review and analysis; evaluate, document, and recommend proper course of action.
When students are not present: Curriculum Development (50%), Program Oversight (40%), Daily Operations (10%)
*Qualifications and Special Skills*

Significant knowledge and understanding of pedagogy, state education standards, and learning theory

Ability to work individually and with a team

Ability to plan, organize, and follow schedule of activities

Ability to effectively manage multiple projects and priorities
Highly motivated self-starter, with high energy level and strong interpersonal skills

Ability to apply independent judgment, discretion, and initiative to address problems and develop solutions

Competence with Microsoft Office and Google docs.

Ability to work in an open office environment. Job involves some office work and some outdoor work, including walking from museum to museum.
*Experience and Education*

Six years of experience, including two years in a position of high responsibility facilitating the development and implementation of museum and/or other authentic, place-based curriculum

Experience planning and delivering professional development for educators

Bachelor’s Degree required; Master’s Degree preferred

California Teaching Credential or comparable (with willingness to obtain California Teaching Credential)
*Interested parties should send a cover letter and resume to:*


Ben Garcia | Deputy Director*
*San Diego Museum of Man*

1350 El Prado, Balboa Park

San Diego, CA 92101

619.239.2001 x 17