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Denver Botanic Gardens – Manager of Exhibitions, Art Collections & Registration

Manage registration and preparation for exhibitions and art collections; indoor and outdoor exhibition maintenance and monitoring; supervise collection maintenance and storage. Coordinate the marketing and promotion of art exhibits. Manage off-site exhibits program.

Qualifications/ Experience: Bachelor’s degree (B. A.) in art, art history, museum studies, or related field from four-year college or university; Master’s degree preferred, or minimum four years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Excellent writing, editing, and communication skills essential. Experience in a museum/exhibition position or like environment where the technical duties included art handling, maintenance, and storage. Collection database experience (PastPerfect preferred). Framing and construction skills important. Operational knowledge related to security issues, environmental controls, and legal matters related to collections ideal. Superior project management skills critical. Creative problem solving a must.

Compensation: $19.83 – $20.67 Per hour

Benefits: Major benefits include choice of medical plans, dental, vision and life insurance, medical and daycare Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and Healthcare Spending Account (HSA) ; a generous retirement plan plus paid holidays, vacation, personal and sick time and access to personal lines of insurance. Additional benefits include short-term and long-term disability coverage, an Employee Assistance Program (EAP), an ECO pass and a complimentary Denver Botanic Gardens membership, access to Gardens education classes and summer concert tickets.

Additional Information:
Send resume and/or application to Human Resources, Denver Botanic Gardens. We are a nonprofit, EOE.

Molly Brown House Museum – Docent (PT)

PART-TIME DOCENT

Position Summary:
Docents at the Molly Brown House Museum lead groups of guests through the Museum and should be interested in history, be able to speak clearly in front of large and small groups, have a flexible schedule and be dependable. This position is for approximately 12 hours/week and will include both weekday and weekend shifts including every Sunday. The rate of pay is $10.00/hr. For immediate start, training will be provided.

Qualifications:
Previous experience working directly with the public is necessary. Previous museum, docent, volunteer, or public speaking experience, and Spanish proficiency are all preferred. An interest in history and storytelling is preferred to facilitate training and the ability to engage guests and place Margaret Brown’s life in context.

Physical/Mental Requirements:
This position requires walking or standing to a significant degree. Physical demands associated with the essential functions include reaching, handling, talking and/or hearing (ordinary conversation) and seeing (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 utilize 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.

Resumes accepted by e-mail only to: kpopetz@mollybrown.org
For Immediate Hire

Cadoma Foundation – Historic House Manager (PT)

Historic House Manager
Employer: Cadoma Foundation
Job Type: Part-time
Location: Casper, Wyoming

Job Description: The Historic House Manager supports the mission and vision of the Cadoma Foundation by directing efforts to develop and integrate the Historic Bishop Home into the community as a premier historical site and preservation project. This position will average approximately 10 to 15 hours per week. The position assists with house management and organizational development.

Responsibilities:
• Lead Tour Guide at Historic Bishop Home including the Casper Museum Consortium Passport and MAQ Activities
• Ensure the Home is staged and presentable for tours
• Expand and coordinate the Historic Bishop Home volunteer program.
• Continue the collection management inventory and develop displays and exhibits for the Historic Bishop Home.
• Coordinate Historic Bishop Home public and private events.
• Collaborate with other community organizations for the development of the Home.
• Coordinate fundraising activities including the research and writing of grants.
• Conduct administrative duties in compliance with local, state, and federal laws.

Qualifications:
• Interest in learning and sharing the history of the Historic Bishop Home with patrons.
• Ability to be a self-starter and work independently.
• Ability to effectively communicate with people and provide excellent customer service.
• Ability to perform basic bookkeeping practices and learn Past Perfect Software for collection management.
• Ability to ensure the interior and exterior of property is presentable of the public tours.
• Demonstrate leadership skills and the ability to implement creative ideas for the Cadoma Foundation’s mission and goals for the Historic Bishop Home.
• Have knowledge of historic resources and state and federal programs and policies.
• Ability and experience with working with other organizations to develop and promote programs.
• Possess strong ethical and professional skills.
• Demonstrate quality writing and research skills.
• Must pass a security background check
• Must not use any drug or controlled substances

The positions planned start date is Summer 2017.

Background:
For information on the Historic Bishop Home and the Cadoma Foundation, refer to www.cadomafoundation.org or Cadoma Foundation on Facebook.

For additional information or to apply, contact: Cadoma Foundation, 220 East Midwest St Suite B, Casper, Wyoming 82601, Telephone: 307 235 5277, info@cadomafoundation.org

Tread of Pioneers Museum – Museum Assistant Intern

The Tread of Pioneers Museum, Steamboat Springs, CO, and the Colorado Episcopal Service Corps (Colorado ESC) are partnering to hire a Museum Assistant intern for an 11-month term (August 20, 2017 – July 22, 2018) who will serve 35+ hours per week in beautiful Steamboat Springs, CO.

The deadline for applications is July 31, 2017 via coloradoesc.org

As the Museum Assistant, the intern will contribute to the inner workings of a local history museum by performing various duties to collect, preserve, exhibit, interpret, and share the history and heritage of Steamboat Springs. The intern will primarily assist the museum Curator with various collection duties including: photographing, cataloging and packing/storing collection items; enhancing/upgrading exhibits; updating the collection database; and assisting with archive and research projects. The intern will also assist all staff with public educational programming and events, front desk assistance, general administrative tasks, and more.

Working as the Museum Assistant, the intern will also serve as a Colorado ESC member. The ideal Colorado ESC candidate will be 21-30 years old and Christian or curious and open to engaging with the Christian faith; though a person of any faith may apply.

In exchange for hours of work at the museum, the intern will receive the following from Colorado ESC: a monthly stipend, housing, and health insurance. The member will also participate in regular faith formation through the Episcopal Church with their house members.

For more information about the Colorado ESC and to apply to serve at the Tread of Pioneers Museum through Colorado ESC, go to: coloradoesc.org.

For immediate inquiries about or to express interest in working at the museum, please contact Candice Bannister, Tread of Pioneers Museum Executive Director at (970)-879-2214 or cbannister@treadofpioneers.org.

“The uniqueness of my placement at this museum has given me professional-development and societal experiences that I never anticipated out of a year of service; it’s made me realize that engaging with history is a way of preserving and reviving culture.”
-2016/17 Colorado Episcopal Service Corps and Tread of Pioneers Museum Intern

Town of Frisco – Museum Coordinator (PT)

SALARY: $14.95 /Hour
OPENING DATE: 05/11/17
CLOSING DATE: Continuous
JOB DESCRIPTION:
*This is a PART-TIME position that is scheduled to work on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Sundays with occasional Saturday and holiday coverage needed.

Works within a team environment to oversee daily operations of the Museum and Historic Park: open/close buildings, provide guest services, cash handling, maintain museum exhibits and environs, collections management and facilitate all educational content.
RESPONSIBILITIES:
Open/close Museum and park facilities

Greet, interact, communicate and interpret Frisco’s history to guests.

Provide general information and services to guests.

Ensure facility safety and security.

Attend to guests with facility rental needs.

Handle Museum gift shop duties: sales, restocking merchandise, pricing and
inventory.

Supervises Museum volunteers.

Handle collections management projects: maintaining inventory and database

Maintain exhibits and displays.

Exhibit development and research.

Provide research on history related requests from guests.

Develop and implement educational curriculum and programs.

Facilitate events and programs: guided tours, lectures, special and annual events.

Oversee Educational and Program Services

Adheres to Town of Frisco policies, standards, and regulations including but not
limited to proper attire, safety procedures, and overall professionalism.

Ability to function and make good decisions in the absence of a supervisor.

Communicates in a professional, courteous and timely manner both verbally and
written when dealing with Town of Frisco Employees, citizens, customers and vendors.

Assists in other Museum related projects as assigned by Manager.

REQUIREMENTS:
Education: Bachelor’s Degree in History, Museum Studies or Related Field preferred.
Computer Operations: Must be proficient in Microsoft Office
Licenses, Certifications or Accreditations: Valid driver’s license with an acceptable driving record is highly preferred. CPR/AED & First Aid Certification (Provided by the Town)
Previous Work Experience: Two years of experience in visitor services, retail, or customer service required. One year of experience related to art galleries, museums, historic venues and non-profits preferred.
Language Ability: Must be able to use written and verbalized communication in English.
Other: Excellent skills in visitor or guest relations, customer service, and retail operations. Excellent oral and written communications skills. Must be able to stay organized. Must have the ability to work with the public.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
LIFTING:
Up to 10 Pounds: 2/3 OR MORE
Up to 25 Pounds: 2/3 OR MORE
Up to 50 Pounds: UP TO 1/3
Up to 100 Pounds: NONE
More than 100 Pounds: NONE

OTHER PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES REQUIRED:
Standing: 2/3 OR MORE
Walking: 2/3 OR MORE
Sitting: 1/3 to 2/3
Using hands to finger, hands to feel: 2/3 OR MORE
Reaching with hands and arms: 2/3 OR MORE
Climb or balance: 1/3 to 2/3
Stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl: 1/3 to 2/3
Talk or hear: 2/3 OR MORE
Taste or smell: UP TO 1/3

OTHER PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES REQUIREMENTS OR PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Indoor/Outdoor: Museum environment. 90% indoors/10% outdoors in all weather conditions
Holidays/Weekends/Evenings: Must be able to work flexible schedule including nights, weekends and holidays
Equipment Used in Job: Computer, phone, printer, cash register, credit card machine

Poudre Landmarks Foundation – Communications Specialist

Communications Specialist:
Poudre Landmarks Foundation (PLF) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to preserve, restore, protect, and interpret the architectural and cultural heritage of the Fort Collins area. PLF accomplishes this through the care and management of Historic Landmark sites owned by the City of Fort Collins, providing educational programs and events focused on early life in Fort Collins.

Overview:
The Communications Specialist will manage PLF’s e-newsletters, website, and social media as well as provide general office and project support to the Executive Director.

Work Relationship/Accountability:
The Communications Specialist will report directly to the Executive Director.

Time Commitment:
Commitment of 15 hours per week is required. The PLF office is currently open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday thru Friday. Due to changing/flexible needs of PLF, it is understood that additional hours may be required, and from time-to-time, flexibility in arrival/departure times may occur.

Communications Specialist_Responsibilities/Duties:
• Management of PLF website, e-newsletter, and Social Media Marketing/Promotions
• Answering phone, handling phone messages, and general email
• Volunteer recruitment and coordination assistance
• Copying and organizing materials for meetings
• Assistance with PLF event planning and implementation
• Other duties as assigned
Qualifications/requirements:
 Experience with website management, e-newsletter, and social media promotions required
 Thorough knowledge of MS Office and Google Calendar required
 Excellent organizational, time management, and communication skills
 Experience with nonprofit organizations required
 Strong self-direction and team player
Contact:
Executive Director, poudrelandmarks@gmail.com

Website: www.poudrelandmarks.org

How to Apply:
Send resume, cover letter, and contact information for 3 references to poudrelandmarks@gmail.com
Application deadline: May 30, 2017 at 5 p.m. Mountain Time Zone

University of Wyoming Art Museum – Director

The University of Wyoming seeks applications for the position of Director, University of Wyoming Art Museum (UAM). We are seeking a creative, visionary leader in the arts to advance the museum as a vibrant, inclusive, and collaborative environment for the academic and local communities and statewide constituents that it serves.
The UAM is a place for learning, interdisciplinary discourse, and cultural engagement for all ages. All programs build on a diverse collection of more than 8,000 objects that date from the 11th century BCE to the present, and represent a range of cultures, genres, time periods, and locations. It presents more than 15 exhibitions annually, drawn from the collection and curated from outside sources, expanding the museum’s holdings and addressing topics and ideas that are relevant today. UAM is the only art museum in Wyoming to embrace the full breadth of creative expression from national and international sources. A dynamic Preschool – 12 education program centered on object and inquiry-based learning serves more than 10,000 students annually. A Teaching Gallery, class visits, public and community programs, cross-college partnerships and a new academic engagement curator are advancing direct connections between the UAM resources and actively advancing intellectual and cultural investigations. As a significant part of a land grant institution with a statewide constituency base, the UAM has programs that deliver original art and learning opportunities to even the most remote communities across the state.
The director is supported by a national advisory board and leads a staff of 11 FTE positions and numerous part-time employees, volunteers, and interns. The museum’s team of curators, teachers, and staff support creative thinking, interdisciplinary discussions, and a safe environment for diversity, inclusion, and equality. UAM fosters best practices in care and development of the collection and engages broad public audiences in educational opportunities and outreach to statewide audiences.
As its chief administrative officer, the director provides strategic leadership to advance the UAM mission and its support of the larger academic mission of the university. The Director is responsible for all aspects of UAM’s operations including fiscal and personnel management, and represents the museum to other academic and administrative departments and various external constituents including alumni and donors, public audiences, and the museum and arts professions. The Director’s development efforts include cultivating donors and securing financial support from individuals, corporations, businesses, foundations, and government agencies as well as working with the museum’s National Advisory Board to execute a planned capital campaign.
The Director will oversee the museum’s general operations, exhibitions, permanent collection, fundraising, educational programs, and engagement with the state and regional arts community. The Director will be committed to integrating the museum into the University’s overall educational mission by providing opportunities for teaching and learning through exhibitions and outreach activities, and enhancing the connection to, and collaboration with, the university’s academic programs, faculty, students and staff. Enhancing the museum’s visibility, scholarly activity, and student experience and utilization is also desirable.
The UAM Director reports to the Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs. This is a 12-month, full time appointment; a full compensation package is based on qualifications and experience. The preferred start date is October 1, 2017.
Minimum Qualifications
A master’s degree in art history, curatorial studies, or related area or a combination of education and significant experience in the field.
5 years of progressive leadership and development experience in an arts institution.
Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.

Desired Qualifications
Significant administrative experience in budget and personnel management
Knowledge of art museum and curatorial best practices
Familiarity with contemporary art
Experience in an academic setting
Demonstrated ability to manage collaboratively
Abilities to identify and grow broad audiences, communities and constituencies
A strong record of success in donor relations, fundraising, and capital campaigns
Demonstrated success in working with inclusive and diverse populations
Record of publication and/or creative activity
Experience with educational outreach
Proven leadership in strategic and long range planning
Understanding and knowledge of museum education
Required Materials
Complete the online application, including uploading the following as one document: a letter of interest, resume/CV and contact information for five professional references.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled with review of applications beginning immediately. Interested applicants are encouraged to submit materials by June 30th.
For full job posting and application portal visit: https://tinyurl.com/uwyoartmuseumjobs