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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.

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

WOW! Children’s Museum – Exhibit Designer

Exhibit Designer Job Posting

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 skilled Exhibit Designer with a proven record of success to join our team in a leadership role as we refresh our 8,000 SF facility in Lafayette, CO. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in design and experience in developing high quality, interactive exhibits for young children rooted in early childhood education best practice.

Hiring Process: To apply, send a resume, cover letter and a design sample (PDF format only) to jennifer@wowchildrensmuseum.org. No phone calls, please. For the design sample, provide concept drawings and finished photographs of projects that you’ve personally been involved with designing and/or fabricating. The application deadline is November 17, 2017 and we would like the selected candidate to start by early January 2018.

Title: Exhibit Designer

Employee Classification: Exempt, Full-time

Work Schedule: 40 hours/week

Compensation: $47,000 annually

Reports To: Executive Director

Job Purpose: Guided by our strategic plan and educational philosophy, the Exhibits Designer will work collaboratively with Museum staff and content experts to build innovative and engaging exhibits that engage young learners in our community. This position will manage all stages of project development including: conceptual design, construction, installation and maintenance of all exhibits in the Museum.

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

Informal Learning Experiences – Associate (PT)

Informal Learning Experiences (ILE) is seeking a part time (60%) Associate.

ILE is a small consulting firm that works with museums, zoos, aquariums, public agencies, funding agencies and national education and professional associations and societies. We consult on the planning, development, and expansion of institutions; on the development of educational and recreational activities; and on strategies and funding for the implementation of programs and exhibitions. We produce three resources for the field—a searchable online database of traveling exhibitions, the Traveling Exhibitions Forum (an event) at the annual AAM and ASTC conferences, and a bimonthly 24-page journal, The Informal Learning Review. We have a substantial national and growing international clientele.

The Associate works closely with the primary consultant on virtually every aspect of our various services to the informal learning community. Thus, while there is an employer-employee relationship, the firm functions on a collegial basis and requires considerable autonomy and independent initiative from the Associate.

Duties and Responsibilities

Resource Management
The Informal Learning Review (ILR)
• Process subscription requests and renewals daily (QuickBooks Pro)
• Prepare and mail bulk mailings of ILR
• Prepare and mail bimonthly renewal invoices (QuickBooks Pro)
• Communicate and coordinate with authors regarding their article submissions
• Copyedit and prepare images for ILR
• Communicate and coordinate with graphic designer
• Opportunity to publish appropriate articles in ILR

Traveling Exhibitions Database (TED)
• Process subscription requests, invoices, and renewals daily (QuickBooks Pro)
• Monitor and update exhibition listings and subscribers on the web site
• Notify listers of expired exhibits that they need to be updated and renewed

Traveling Exhibitions Forum
• Plan the Traveling Exhibitions Forum twice a year. This involves getting approval from AAM and ASTC conference organizers, arranging for food and beverage service, soliciting sponsors, sending out a call for speakers using ILE’s Forum email list, and compiling the list of speakers.
• Attend the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) and Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) annual conferences to ensure the event goes as planned and to network with exhibition producers and venues

Office Management
• Maintain subscriber contact and subscription information (QuickBooks Pro, MS Exel)
• Conduct online marketing for ILR and TED
• Ensure immediate and complete client satisfaction
• Answer office phone and respond to email messages
• Maintain/reorder office supplies
• Monitor and edit new Web site
• Maintain internal LAN, track software and hardware needs and opportunities
• Maintain professional manner when communicating with clients
• Minor tech support and computer as necessary (Windows XP, 3 desktops, 1 laptop, printers, etc.)
• Work with IT consultants for larger computer issues

Consulting Assistance
• Conduct project-related research
• Meet with clients at their sites (if local) or communicate by phone/email
• Arrange client meetings and prepare related presentation materials
• Assist with proposal and report preparation, including editing, formatting and production

Qualifications and Requirements
• Strong organizational skills
• Dependability
• Ability to work independently & without direct supervision
• Excellent writing and speaking skills
• Well-developed computer and IT skills, including troubleshooting for web site, communication, and database management programs
• Dedication to the museum profession, informal learning organizations and agencies, and not-for-profit organizations
• Excellent telephone personality
• Sense of humor

Working Conditions
ILE is based in a home office in the residential neighborhood of Park Hill, Denver. It includes a separate entrance, full kitchen access, and free unrestricted on-street parking. The Associate must have his/her own transportation and be able to run occasional work-related errands during the day.

The working pattern is a 24-hour week, between 9 and 5, M through F, with major holidays closed. The Associate works in the ILE office 100% of the time, except during business-related travel. Travel expenses are reimbursed. ILE offers a competitive hourly salary without benefits.

Application Process
An introductory letter; resume; summary of relevant experience; and names, affiliations, and contact information for three personal and/or professional references should be sent to Dr. Robert M. West, President, Informal Learning Experiences at ileinc@informallearning.com.

The position is available immediately and is open until filled.

History Colorado – Community Outreach Director

Community Outreach Director 10-17

HISTORY COLORADO has a strong commitment to diversity and cultural competence. We welcome responses from people of diverse backgrounds and abilities.
Description of Job
Colorado is a diverse state, becoming more so all the time. As the state’s premier history organization, History Colorado works to “inspire generations to find wonder and meaning in our past and to engage in creating a better Colorado.” As we look toward the future, we recognize that past institutional practices and collecting activities have not kept pace with Colorado’s changing demographics and contemporary audience needs.

This position exists to cultivate and sustain relationships with diverse communities in Colorado and to lead initiatives to build meaningful programs and collections that reflect the diversity of the state.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsible for extending the museum’s reach beyond its doors –into the local communities and to the widest audience possible.
  • Cultivate and manage relationships with diverse and underrepresented community groups and advisory committees including building long-term partnerships that are sustained beyond project specific initiatives.
  • Collaborate with curatorial colleagues on targeted community collecting initiatives and identifying opportunities to add community voices.
  • Collaborate with the Library and Research Center staff to expand public access to and engagement with collection resources through whatever form or activity best connects with community interest and needs.
  • Create and maintain a community stakeholder group who represent the diversity of Colorado and can act as a connection point and a sounding board for programs, exhibits and collection-related activities.
  • Develop and implement a variety of community-based programs and projects with an interdisciplinary lens reaching underserved and high needs communities.
  • Actively participate in community events and other activities in Denver and community museum cities as a representative of History Colorado.
  • Strengthen History Colorado’s organizational capacity for working with diverse communities.
  • Using a variety of approaches including public presentations, education programs, scholarship, and technology, in collaboration with other departments and divisions and communities to realize the full potential of the collection and other History Colorado resources as interpretive and educational tools for learning about Colorado’s history.

Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights

  • A minimum 5 years of progressively responsible experience working with diverse community groups and cultural collections in a collecting institution with a public audience.
  • Proven ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with diverse community groups, tribal representatives, colleagues, scholars and researchers, and partner organizations.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral, and lectures and public programs for a variety of audiences.
  • Proven ability to think creatively and plan strategically.
  • Demonstrated project management experience.

PREFERRED:

The successful candidate will be forward thinking and a dynamic individual who is committed to building an inclusive institution, programs and collection; and to engaging diverse audiences across the state. They will possess a passion for preserving and sharing the past and a belief in the power of objects and stories to engage people in making personal connections to history through exhibition experiences and educational programs. A creative imagination, sensitivity to diverse cultures and indigenous practices, and a willingness to step outside traditional museum practices are highly desirable, as are:

  • Knowledge of Colorado history and history of the American West.
  • Bilingual (Spanish)
  • Successful grant-writing and administration experience.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision in a team environment.
  • Ability to work under pressure and manage multiple tasks and deadlines.
  • Experience supervising staff, volunteers, and interns.
  • Advanced degree in ethnic and gender studies, museum studies, public history, anthropology, education, or related areas of focus.

Supplemental Information
Additional Requirements for this position:

  • Ability to work occasional evenings and to travel by car or air, typically for periods of less than one week in duration.
  • Successful candidate must pass a criminal history background check prior to hire

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/colorado/jobs/1878619/community-outreach-director?keywords=community%20outreach&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

 

Fort Collins Museum of Discovery – Marketing and Communications Manager

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Marketing and Communications Manager
Full-time, 40 hours a week, Salary DOE

The Marketing and Communications Manager at Fort Collins Museum of Discovery (FCMoD) is the primary communications specialist for the museum and is responsible for managing public relations and marketing for the museum. Marketing channels will include, but are not limited to, traditional media, social media and digital communications, as well as in-house promotions.

The ideal candidate will be confident in their ability to perform this important work for FCMoD, but will also be open to feedback and new ideas about how best to succeed. Working at FCMoD is a collaborative effort, and this position presents the need to be able to work with the entire FCMoD team to ensure the museum is successful in driving attendance and engagement at all levels of interaction with the community the museum serves.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

• Develop and implement FCMoD’s public relations and marketing plans and procedures, ensuring systems put in place are easily adapted and useable by all staff impacted
• Strategize with other museum staff and advise with respect to developing the marketing plan; ensuring all areas of museum operations receive the best possible marketing effort to provide successful outcomes in attendance and engagement
• Proactively identify opportunities for marketing and promotion that leverage museum resources
• Develop and manage ongoing internal marketing communications calendar to be shared with staff for collaborative planning and transparency
• Develop and monitor marketing effort effectiveness, producing timely, transparent reporting to all museum staff, and develop contingency strategies if necessary
• Develop and monitor the marketing budget to fit the plan, ensuring resources are allocated appropriately and that the budget is not exceeded
• Consult with Director on decisions concerning outsourcing of projects, and for approval of large budgetary expenditures
• Advise on marketing opportunities through community relations projects, events and activities, and coordinate FCMoD involvement in approved projects and activities
• Develop and manage social media as a primary source to build engagement
• Manage and monitor the FCMoD website to ensure all information is up to date and current, and that key programs and events receive main page attention, and that pages, links and necessary content are functioning appropriately
• Manage FCMoD’s digital marketing efforts to include, but not limited to SEO, Google Ad Words, Facebook ads, etc. through individual ownership as well as through direction and management of external contractors
• Act as the primary media contact and spokesperson for all press inquiries
• Manage tracking and support of media coverage and processes, including media training for key staff as needed
• Develop and maintain close working relationship with media reps, independent contractors and vendors; negotiating favorable terms to ensure FCMoD receives the best service at the best price possible
• Coordinate with FCMoD’s design specialist to produce a wide variety of marketing materials; including posters, banners, fliers, web applications and maintenance, brochures, newsletters, speaking notes, invitations, calendars, ads, presentations, press releases, feature stories, sponsor acquisition and retention forms, etc.
• Coordinate with museum staff and outside vendors to develop and update radio, video, television, web, and photography projects
• Write and/or revise copy and circulate with appropriate departments and Directors for approval
• Support the Resource Development Team for all development related activities, such as but not limited to; the annual fundraising event, annual donor appreciation event, exhibit openings, etc.; including planning of event messaging and speaking points to ensure a cohesive message and handling of all speakers and VIPs
• Strategize and advise on the coordination of new fundraising opportunities as presented through contacts made in the scope of the Marketing Manager position
• Participate in interdepartmental and City wide committees and project teams as required
• Performs other duties as assigned

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Ability to collaborate effectively with Museum staff, vendors and the general public
• Ability to use personal computers and a variety of software packages, including the Microsoft Office suite
• Proficient in development, maintenance and monitoring of web pages
• Ability to access and utilize web and social media outlets
• Organizational and technical skills to manage and schedule social media and website updates and design
• Ability to conceptualize and analyze solutions for public information assignments, develop communications plans and collaborate with stakeholders to ensure success of plans
• Ability to be forward thinking, innovative and creative with marketing resources
• Ability to make effective written and oral presentations, in person and on camera
• Ability to write and revise copy in appropriate museum tone
• Ability to train other staff in promotional activities as needed
• Ability to handle multiple work assignments and meet strict deadlines
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Public Relations, Marketing, Communications or related field from an accredited college or university, three to six years related experience in a management or supervisory capacity; including budget and financial management, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Ability to effectively and concisely present information and respond to questions from
the general public and co-workers. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedural guidelines.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

This position may have supervisory responsibilities.

VALUES-BASED BEHAVIORS

• Listens attentively to others. Asks clarifying questions to gain a better understanding of the other person’s views and assumptions
• Works effectively in a team environment and actively participates in joint problem solving; willingly cooperates with co-workers
• Identifies and takes advantage of opportunities for personal and professional development
• Comes to meetings prepared and on time; honors work commitments; follows through on commitments; meets deadlines
• Collaborates with other work groups and outside organizations as appropriate, in a proactive and responsive manner
• Honors the private and confidential matters of co-workers. Protects the proprietary and confidential information of FCMoD
• Follows rules, regulations, and policies
• Positively contributes to problem solving and implementing changes

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

While performing the duties of this job, employee is regularly required to stand, walk, and sit; extended periods of walking and moderate physical activity required. Use hands to feel and manipulate tools and materials, and reach with hands and arms. Employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. FCMoD adheres to requirements set forth by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, & REGISTRATIONS

A valid Colorado driver’s license is required.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Submit electronic cover letter, resume, and three professional references to: Michael Allison mallison@fcmod.org Applications will be reviewed and selected candidates will be interviewed. Additional analysis may be conducted. Hiring is conditional upon a successful background check; additionally, a drug screening may be required.

Sheridan County Historical Society and Museum – Curator of Education (PT)

The Sheridan County Historical Society and Museum is seeking an individual to serve as the Museum’s Curator of Education. Duties for this part-time position include planning and execution of educational programs, assisting with grants, and serving as a contact for regional educators. For a complete job description please visit the Museum’s website at www.sheridanmuseum.org. This is a part time position not to exceed 1000 hours annually. Salary for the position is $14/hr. Candidates must have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in education. To apply, submit a resume and at least three professional references to John Woodward, Museum Director (john.woodward@sheridanmuseum.org) or drop off at the Sheridan County Historical Society & Museum.

Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum – Museum Operations Manager

The Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum (CSMGM) is seeking to hire a Museum Operations Manager. Further information can be found at this link:
http://jobs.mines.edu/cw/en-us/job/492897/museum-operations-manager

The CSMGM is located on the campus of the Colorado School of Mines (CSM) in Golden, CO. CSM is a public, highly selective, engineering and applied science school of ~5900 students, undergraduate and graduate. Our University was founded in 1874 and has a strong commitment to education and research. It has the highest admission standards of any public university in Colorado, and among the highest of any public university in the U.S. Additionally, CSM is one of a very few institutions in the world having broad expertise in resource exploration, extraction, production, and utilization.

The CSMGM is the second most visited university geology museum in the country and the first to receive a moon rock on loan from the Johnson Space Center in Houston. In 2016 we had over 27,000 visitors from 50 states and 53 foreign countries. We were recently selected by Tripadvisor.com as the #3 ranked tourist attraction in Golden, in terms of visitor satisfaction, out of 58 Golden attractions, and received their Certificate of Excellence several years in a row.

Since our founding in 1874, our Museum has obtained and displayed significant mineral, fossil, gemstone, meteorite, and mining artifact exhibits. Our collection now includes over 55,000 catalogued specimens and is displayed on two floors of a spacious fourteen year old building. We also display significant specimens outside our Museum, as well as an outdoor geologic trail with several geologic and paleontological points of interest.

The CSMGM has been fortunate to receive numerous grants and major donations over the years from various sources. Our Museum is currently staffed by one Director, two Collections Managers sharing one position, and 14 students who greet guests, lead tours, rent teaching kits, and run our gift shop. In addition, there is a devoted core of ~40 active volunteers who regularly contribute invaluable expertise and assistance to the overall operation.

We are steered by an Advisory Council of nine members, the Museum Director, his supervisor (University Librarian), a Vice President emeritus, a Director of Research Development, the Collections Manager, two alumni who are avid mineral collectors, the president of the Friends of the CSM Geology Museum, and the curator emeritus of earth sciences at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. The Council crafts Museum policies and tries to meet monthly.

Over 11% of our Museum’s visitors are K-12 school groups or home-schoolers, who are often dazzled by our guided tours explaining local geology, mineralogy, mining history, paleontology, gemology, fluorescent minerals, and meteorites.

The mission of the Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum is to:
• Serve as a State repository for Colorado’s mineral heritage and promote its importance and understanding to our University community and the general public;

• Inspire scientific curiosity through education and research;

• Encourage appreciation of Earth and responsibility for its mineral, fossil, meteorite, and historic mining treasures;
• Strive to improve the collections through expansion, display, and preservation.

History Colorado – Guest Service Ambassador

Guest Service Ambassador
Service Systems Associates, Inc. (SSA), the provider of guest services at the History Colorado Center has Guest Service Ambassador Positions available. SSA is a, Denver based, family owned company with over 50 accounts nationwide. We are a leading provider of guest services to cultural attractions with opportunity for career growth.
Visit us at http://www.kmssa.com.

What you get to do!
-Work with museum operations team
-Be a part of a unique museum environment focused on the history of Colorado
-First Point of contact for museum visitors
-Process admissions and membership transactions
-Treat each guest with SUPERIOR, OUTSTANDING, FRIENDLY service.
-Inform museum visitors about programs, events, exhibits and general museum guidelines
-keep the admissions and museum organized, stocked, clean and visually appealing

Skills and Characteristics we are looking for!
-Can Do attitude
-Passion for Colorado History
-Flexible Work Schedule (days and Weekends)
-Ability to work in fast paced environment
-Team Player
-Loves what they do
What We Offer!
-Employee Meal Program
-401K
-Career Advancement
-Family company who cares

The Legal Stuff!
-Service Systems Associates is an EEOE and a satisfactory background check must be completed before being hired
-Must be able to stand for extended periods of time
-Must be able to move and/or lift items that may be heavy
-Satisfactory background check
To apply for the Guest Service Ambassador position visit:  http://jobs.schedulefly.com/post-4043.aspx