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Longmont Museum – Museum Technician

HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT

350 Kimbark Street
Longmont, CO 80501
303-651-8609
FAX 303-651-8973

POSITION: 17-0565 Museum Technician Hiring Rate: $14.50/hr
Division: Museum Temporary – No Benefits
Department: Community Services 40 hrs/wk for the first 4-5 mos., then 20 hrs/wk, No weekends
DEFINITION: Under the supervision of the Curator of History, assist with the relocation of the Longmont Museum’s collections from a rented warehouse to a new off-site storage facility. Position performs a wide variety of museum support work and technical collections tasks related to such activities as inventorying of object collections, re-housing or unpacking objects according to conservationally approved techniques, documentation, record keeping and data entry; assists Curator and Registrar with specific collections functions related to cataloging, inventory, documentation, and data entry, and to do related work as required. Position is grant-funded for 12-19 months; expected start date is mid-January 2018.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES: Generate appropriate and accurate documentation related to collections recordkeeping. Work with moving company and other Museum staff to accomplish safe and efficient move of the Museum’s collection to new facility. Understand and implement proper cataloging procedures. Re-house collections according to accepted, conservationally sound methods. May also pack artifacts for relocation. Prepare physical descriptions of objects following correct cataloging procedures. Enter or update object location data on computer. Prepare descriptions of artifacts following correct processing procedures. Inventory artifact collections, either alone or in a team with another staff member or a volunteer.

WORKING ENVIRONMENT: Work is partially performed in a standard office environment. This portion of work requires vision sufficient to review records and enter data on personal computer with keyboard. Close-up work required to read small print, patent dates, maker’s mark, etc. on various surfaces and objects. Job may entail data entry for extended periods of time, requiring repetitive motion. Must be able to communicate and work effectively with co-workers and volunteers. Must be able to recognize and correct discrepancies in records and documents. Must be able to work with little supervision or sometimes alone. Work is partially performed in collections storage areas. This portion of work requires repetitive carrying and lifting up to 50 pounds. Work requires climbing stairs and ladders, using dollies to move objects and occasional use of hand and power tools. Access to some storage areas requires negotiating steps and ramps. While standing on floor or ladder, objects may be lifted above head. Some chemicals and cleaning solvents may be used.

QUALIFICATIONS: Requires a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Art, History, Anthropology or related field plus two years of professional curatorial training and experience, with emphasis in collections care and management. A Master’s Degree in Museum Studies, History or American Studies or related field is desirable. Experience with major museum collections moves is a plus.

Selection process will include complete job description review, personal interview, criminal background check, background screening and drug screening.

DEADLINE: CITY APPLICATION (required) must be received by the Human Resources Division, 350 Kimbark St, Longmont, CO 80501, no later than 5:00 pm, Mountain Time, on December 29, 2017. An online application process is available for this position at www.longmontcolorado.gov. For more information, call (303) 651-8609.

MuseumTechnician

Town of Windsor – Museum Aide (PT)

The Town of Windsor is a rapidly developing unique community with a hometown feel, located in the heart of Northern Colorado. We take pride in our community, value our employees, encourage teamwork and employee growth, and are committed to providing excellent customer service. Come be a part of a culture of dedication and find yourself in Windsor.

The Town of Windsor is currently accepting applications for a Museum Aide for the Culture Division with the Parks, Recreation & Culture department. This is a part time year round, non-exempt position, not eligible for benefits. Incumbents in this position generally work up to 28 hours per week; Must have the ability to work evenings and weekends regularly; schedule may vary.

As a member of the Culture Division, incumbents in this position assist in the development, planning and implementation of museum programs and events. Duties include assisting the Culture staff with education programs, special events, facility rentals, exhibits and other activities within the Art & Heritage Center and Boardwalk Park Museum facilities. The Museum Aide provides excellent customer service to museum visitors, patrons, and renters of the facilities within the town.

Qualifications: • Minimum of one (1) year of previous experience in customer service, cash handling, event support, or equivalent • Minimum high school diploma or GED • Associates Degree or minimum two years of college courses in related field preferred • Experience in a high volume, fast pasted extensive public contact office preferred • Experience working in an educational environment preferred • Equivalent combination of education and experience • A valid Colorado Driver’s License that meets the Town of Windsor’s standards • Must have current CPR, AED and First Aid certification or ability to obtain within 30 days of hire

To Apply: Submit an application and resume to Human Resources via email (hrm@windsorgov.com) or in person at Town Hall, 301 Walnut Street, Windsor, CO 80550 no later than 2:00pm Friday, December 15, 2017.

History Colorado Internships for Spring Semester (School Programs, Philanthropy, Historic Preservation, Ft Vasquez, Communications, and State Archaeologists Collections)

State Archaeologists Collections Assistance Internship
School Programs Internship
Philanthropy Internship 
Historic Preservation Internship
Fort Vasquez Museum Internship
Communications and Media Internship

Denver Firefighters Museum – Weekend Visitor Services Coordinator (PT)

Denver Firefighters Museum
Title: Weekend Visitor Services Coordinator
Status: Part – time: Saturdays 9:30 – 4:30, Occasional Weekdays and evenings as needed
Salary Range: $10.00 per hour

Summary: Responsible for the weekend operations of the Museum’s front desk and gift shop including greeting the public, answering phones, operating admissions and store registers and maintaining attractiveness of front desk and store area; stocking merchandise, dusting, and straightening. Provide support to tour and birthday parties.

Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Greet every customer with an excellent standard of customer care.
2. Procure and disseminate information about our programs in person and over the phone.
3. Operate admissions/store cash register, collect admission, membership, program and birthday party fees, process store transactions, process opening and closing paperwork.
4. Balance cash register daily with closing weekly and monthly.
5. Copy and maintain literature at front desk.
6. Maintain organized and attractive front desk.
7. Provide basic security support through monitoring cameras.
8. Dust, vacuum and re-supply restrooms when necessary.

Qualifications:
Former work with children a plus.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail.
Previous cash handling, retail, customer service, and museum experience required.
Type 35 wpm and familiarity with computers, Word, Publisher and Access.
Team player enthusiastic about history of firefighting, fire safety and prevention.
High School diploma.

Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art – Museum Educator

JOB POSTING: Museum Educator for Art Stop on the Go in Douglas County

Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art is searching for a qualified candidate for the position of Museum Educator for its program Art Stop on the Go in Douglas County. The educator will be responsible for maintaining the excellence of BMoCA’s educational programming as well as working closely with the Education Coordinator and Library Staff.

BMoCA’s Education Department is comprised of programs for all ages and focuses on reaching a diverse audience. BMoCA has built a strong platform for fostering creativity through unique educational opportunities in our community.

Art Stop on the Go is an after-school art workshop for 5-12 year olds, held monthly at each of the five participating libraries.

BMoCA believes the right candidate for this position will have an innate belief in the power of education to facilitate greater understanding of BMoCA’s exhibitions, art, the community around us, and our own humanity. We are searching for a well-qualified candidate with experience in art education.

Duties include but are not limited to:
o Planning, organizing, and teaching Art Stop on the Go
o Working with the Director of Education and staff
o Coordinating between the libraries and BMoCA Staff
o Evaluating projects, participants and the impact of the program
o Acting as ambassador for BMoCA to the library’s audience and the public
o Performing tasks and errands related to the program as needed

Character/Qualities:
o Organized, enthusiastic, proactive, and enjoys building and promoting programs
o Enjoys working with the public, including children and families
o Thrives in creative, team environments and working collaboratively with staff
o Succeeds in finding and coordinating resources
o Enjoys outreach and building collaborations between multiple constituencies

Qualifications:
o 1 year of experience in art education
o Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, teaching certification, and museum experience preferred
o Excellent written and verbal communication skills
o Excellent organizational skills and ability to work independently and manage multiple priorities
o Must have a reliable mode of transportation to travel to libraries located throughout Douglas County.

Compensation and benefits:
This position will be on a contract basis and compensation will be commensurate upon experience. The Museum Educator will also enjoy the benefit of free admission to BMoCA and its programming while teaching Art Stop on the Go. Health insurance and vacation are not included with this position.

To Apply: Please submit a letter of interest outlining your qualifications and experience, a resume, and a list of at least two professional references with contact information to nicoleroush@bmoca.org. No phone calls please.

Application Deadline: Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until the position is filled.

Start Date: Immediately

About BMoCA:
Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art is a catalyst for creative experiences through the exploration of significant art of our time.
Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art is located at 1750 13th Street in downtown Boulder, Colorado. The museum’s hours are Tuesday–Sunday, 11am–5pm; closed Monday. Museum admission is $1. Free admission to the museum is offered to members and children under the age of 12.
www.bmoca.org
303.443.2122

Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art is an equal opportunity employer and considers all candidates for employment regardless of race, color, sex, age, national origin, creed, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or political affiliation.

Aurora History Museum – Curatorial Assistant

Aurora History Museum Curatorial Assistant

The only public, FREE museum in Aurora, Colorado, the Aurora History Museum is a community-based cultural center featuring changing history, natural history, culture, fine and decorative arts exhibits and programs.

The Aurora History Museum is an exciting place to work! Therefore, we are seeking a responsible Curatorial Assistant to assist the museum’s curatorial staff with duties related primarily to collections management and exhibit research and installation. This position requires the candidate to be able to work flexible hours including nights and weekends, as needed.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Assist Collections Curator

Catalog and photograph incoming artifacts
Enter data into the museum’s PastPerfect database
Prepare collections for exhibits
Organize collections storage and oversee proper tracking of education collection
Assist with condition reports and associated paperwork for loans
Maintain general collections policies including integrated pest management and temperature/RH readings
Identify future projects to improve the preservation of artifacts within limited storage space
Assist in the management of collections and archives volunteers
Assist with internal and external research requests
Assist Exhibits Curator
Conduct exhibit and artifact research
Write text panels and object labels for upcoming exhibits
Mount labels and build object mounts for exhibit installation
Develop themes, select objects, design text labels and install outreach exhibits
Work with the exhibits team on exhibit installation and design
Social Media Manager
Manage and write content for three museum social media sites, including interacting with individuals and other pages
Create and manage weekly collections and events posts to increase the museum’s social media presence
Regularly interact with the city’s Communications Department and other outside entities
Museum Programs/Events
Research and contribute to new developments for the museum’s Hands-on Room and exhibit-based education programs as needed
Assist with weekend and evening museum events, including set-up and clean-up, facilitating activities, coordinating volunteers and greeting visitors
Minimum Qualifications
Education:

Bachelor’s Degree in museum studies, history, education, public history, anthropology or related field

Experience:
1 year of experience working in a museum setting

Education/Experience Equivalency: A combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted for the minimum education and experience requirements on a year for year basis.

Licenses:
Colorado’s Driver’s License with a good driving record
Knowledge: Familiarity with Aurora and Colorado history preferred; awareness of museum principles and practices; working knowledge of standard museum practices especially when related to collections management and exhibition.

Abilities: Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously; to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, citizens and other museum professionals; to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; to handle sensitive or stressful situations with tact and diplomacy; to make formal and informal presentations; to oversee and coordinate work of volunteers.

Skills: Strong organizational and time management, problem solving, communications and teamwork skills; strong interpersonal skills; program conceptualization and delivery skills; skills in the use of audio visual and computer equipment.
Working Conditions
Physical Demands:

Primarily sedentary physical work requiring ability to lift a maximum of 10 pounds
Occasional lifting, carrying, walking and standing
Frequent hand/eye coordination for operation of office equipment
Vision for reading and interpreting reports and data analysis and preparation
Frequent speech communication, hearing and listening to maintain communication with employees and citizens

Work Environment:
Works in a clean, comfortable environment

Equipment Used:
Standard business and professional tools and equipment
This position may require the incumbent to occasionally use personal equipment (e.g. vehicle, cell phone, tools, etc.) in the course of their employment.

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/aurora/jobs/1898085/curatorial-assistant

Molly Brown House Museum – Collections Assistant (PT)

PART-TIME COLLECTION ASSISTANT
Hours: 15-20 hours per week
Hourly Rate: $11/hour

Position Summary and Responsibilities:
The Collection Assistant’s primary responsibilities will be focused on care and maintenance of the collections and the historic house using proper handling and collection care techniques. The Assistant will clean exhibition spaces on a weekly basis, monitor the house for any changes, monitor the museum environment on a monthly basis through the use of Hobo Dataloggers and light meters, and implement the museum’s pest management plan on a monthly basis. The Assistant will assist the Curator of Collections on seasonal exhibit setup and takedown, collections moves and deep cleans, as well as collection and archival inventories, rehousing, data entry, filing and other projects as-needed.

Additional Information:
Monday is a required day for this position.

Necessary Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree in museum studies, history, or a related field
• Experience handling artifacts, especially museum collections
• Skilled at managing spreadsheets and data entry
• Strong attention to detail
• Ability to self-manage and stay on task, but work well with others

Preferred Qualifications:
• Master’s degree in museum studies, history, or related field
• Experience cleaning historic house museums and/or collections
• Experience assessing and rehousing collections
• Efficiency in PastPerfect collections database

Physical/Mental Requirements:
Physical demands associated with this position include reaching, handling, and lifting. The position requires the ability to see detail close up and at a distance (near and far acuity, depth perception, field of vision, accommodation and color vision).

Required are the abilities to apply principles of logic or scientific thinking to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions; to interpret a variety of technical instructions in various forms; to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing; to use spatial, visual and tactile discrimination; and to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers and volunteers, supervisory staff, other organizations and agencies, and the general public.

Equal Opportunity Employer:
Historic Denver, Inc., the parent company of the Molly Brown House Museum, is dedicated to the principles of equal employment opportunity in any term, condition, or privilege of employment. We do not discriminate against applicants or employees on the basis of age, race, sex, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, or any other status protected by state or local law. Prospective employees are subject to a background check.

To apply, email your letter of intent, a current resume, and references to:

Stephanie McGuire
Curator of Collections
smcguire@mollybrown.org

Denver Museum of Nature & Science – Collections Assistant

The Denver Museum of Nature & Science (DMNS) seeks a motivated individual with a background and passion for archaeology collections to work on a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) funded project to move and rehouse our world-class Archaeology collection of over 100,000 objects. This position will work with the Integrative Collections and Anthropology departments as we relocate all of our collections to the state-of-the-art Avenir Collections Center.

This position will fabricate custom archival storage mounts for all archaeology collections. They will review and update catalog records, and capture and catalog digital reference images. They will oversee interns and volunteers assisting with the rehousing and documentation of archaeology collections. They will also work with curators to review and update catalog information, including cultural affiliation, in order to reorganize the collection by culture group in the new preservation facility.

This is a full-time, benefitted, term position, projected to last between 28-32 months.

For more information about this position and on-line application, please visit: www.dmns.org.

WOW! Children’s Museum – Director of Early Childhood Education

Director of Early Childhood Education

WOW! Children’s Museum is an equal-opportunity, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that offers employees a creative and collaborative working environment. We engage all families in educational, hands-on experiences that connect curiosity, creativity and discovery and serve approximately 90,000 visitors annually. We are seeking a Director of Early Childhood Education to join our team in a leadership role as we refresh our 8,000 SF facility in Lafayette, CO. The ideal candidate will have experience related to program and content development, process improvement, evaluation, strategic planning and community engagement. The Director should be creative, organized and passionate about WOW!’s mission, with a deep understanding of child development and learning for children ages 1-8. We need someone who understands the pedagogy and also how to implement it in our unique environment.

Hiring Process: To apply, send a resume and cover letter to jennifer@wowchildrensmuseum.org. No phone calls, please. The application deadline is November 17, 2017 and we would like the selected candidate to start by early January 2018.

Title: Director of Early Childhood Education

Employee Classification:vNon-Exempt, Part-Time

Work Schedule: 20 hours/week, flexible schedule

Compensation: $24/hour

Reports To: Executive Director

Job Purpose: Guided by our strategic plan, the Director of Early Childhood Education will work collaboratively with Museum staff to ensure that our educational philosophy flows throughout all exhibits and programming, actively engaging young learners in our community. This position will provide the educational foundation for all of the experiences and programming at the Museum.

For a complete job description please visit: http://wowchildrensmuseum.org/get-involved/employment/

Berthoud Historical Society – Museum Director

Vacancy Announcement
Berthoud Historical Society
P. O. Box 225
Berthoud, CO 80513

TITLE: Museum Director

LOCATION: The Berthoud Historical Society is located in northern Colorado in the Town of Berthoud and serves a population of approximately 11,000 in town and the surrounding area. The area is comprised of a highly educated, science and technology-oriented population as well as long-time farmers and many retirees. Nearby are 3 universities and 2 community colleges. Lifestyle amenities include mountain and plains recreational opportunities, observatories, historical resources, cultural activities and much more.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The museum director serves under the Board of Directors and oversees the operation of the Little Thompson Valley Pioneer Museum and McCarty-Fickel Home house museum. Key duties and responsibilities of the Director include:

• Manages day-to-day museum operations.
• Recruits and supervises volunteers.
• Develops educational programs.
• Designs and implements exhibits.
• Prepares budgets.
• Effectively represents the Historical Society to the community.

QUALIFICATIONS:

The desired candidate will have a Master’s degree MA History, Public History or Museum Studies or Anthropology. Or, the candidate will have at least 5 years of working in a mid-level position within a museum, managing staff and projects. The candidate must be able to work independently and manage multiple assignments while completing daily tasks.

The candidate must have a knowledge and understanding of policies and procedures and ethics governing all types of collections, as well as an understanding of preservation issues.

EMPLOYMENT CONDITIONS:

The museum director is a part-time position, up to 20 hours per week to be determined by the Berthoud Historical Society. There are no health benefits offered with this position. The salary range is between $15.00 and $20.00 per hour based on qualifications.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES:

1. Application deadline is November 30, 2017. Application materials received after the deadline may be considered if an acceptable candidate has not been found.
2. Submit a letter of application and professional resume. Professional references, transcripts and other supporting information will be solicited upon selection of finalists.
3. Send application materials to: Museumresumes@gmail.com
Berthoud Historical Society
Attention Linda Mathias, Board Treasurer

Please direct questions to: Linda Mathias at Museumresumes@gmail.com