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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

Colorado College – Museum Studies Visiting Undergraduate Instructor

Colorado College seeks a visiting instructor to teach one undergraduate Museum Studies course focused on collections and collecting practices in the fall of 2017. The intensive format course runs from November 27-December 20, 2017. For more information please contact Jessica Hunter-Larsen at jhunterlarsen@coloradocollege.edu Open until filled.

Molly Brown House Museum – Summer Education Internship

Summer Education Internship
The intern will work with the Director of Education on various programming for all ages including school aged, scouts, and adult groups. The intern will spend a majority of their time performing outreach programs as well as tours on site for school groups coming to the site. They will also work with the Director of Education to create new and innovative programming for school groups and other various groups. The intern will work with the Director of Education on evaluation efforts both onsite and offsite.

Qualifications:
A degree or working towards a degree in history, education and/or social studies is required. A love of working with the public in various settings and children is also required.
This internship is unpaid but the museum can work with interns school for credit. Intern must be able to work flexible hours. This internship varies from 15-20 hours a week, depending on schedule, starting in June and ending in August.
Background check will be required. Transportation is also required as the intern will be traveling to various schools and locations in the Denver Metro area.
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.

To apply, send resume, cover letter and three references to:
Jamie Melissa Wilms
Molly Brown House Museum
1340 Pennsylvania St.
Denver, CO 80203
jwilms@mollybrown.org
(No phone calls please)

Clyfford Still Museum – Visitor Services Representative (PT)

1250 Bannock Street

Denver, Colorado 80204

hr@clyffordstillmuseum.org

 

Position:  Visitor Services Representative (part time, non-exempt)

Benefits:  Eligible for Prorated, Part-Time Employee Benefits

Application Deadline:  May 19, 2017

Start Date:  Immediately

Compensation:  $12.00/hour

Reports to:  Director of Visitor Services and Events

 

The Clyfford Still Museum

The Clyfford Still Museum is dedicated to the life and artwork of Clyfford Still. The museum is seeking a Visitor Services Representative who will be responsible to ensure that all museum visitors experience optimum customer service and encounter a welcoming and helpful atmosphere. Regular museum hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday; closed Mondays.  Must be able to work 2 to 4 days per week.  Some evening and weekend hours are required.

 

Essential Duties/Responsibilities

  • Staff the reception desk, greet and provide assistance to museum visitors with a focus on customer service, organization and efficiency. Ensure visitors are attended to professionally and promptly.
  • Handle ticket sales and sales from the museum shop; manage cash drawer.
  • Promote and sell museum memberships.
  • Supply front desk with sufficient visitor information literature, maps, and other necessary materials and keep it a welcoming space.
  • Interface with museum security to implement museum policies and procedures for the safety and security of visitors and of the museum.
  • Maintain a friendly and helpful environment for museum visitors. Serve as a resource for, and communicate well with, a variety of visitors, understand and address the special needs of different visitors, address visitor concerns and complaints in a pleasant and efficient manner.
  • Understand and help carry out the museum’s mission, activities, services and programs.
  • Establish and maintain positive working relationships with peers at other area museums.
  • Serve as an ambassador of the museum, and perform other duties as needed.

 

Behavioral Traits and Attributes

 

  • Ability to engage and inspire front desk staff and volunteers
  • Relishes in responsibility and is self-motivated
  • Strong work ethic and a rule follower
  • Thrives in a collaborative team environment
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Takes direction well and completes projects in a timely fashion
  • Ability to listen well and be a good problem solver

 

Minimum Education, Job Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree with coursework in business or arts administration preferred; one to two years of customer service experience; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Prior experience in a museum setting a plus.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Solid skills in Microsoft Office products; experience with ticketing and point of sales systems is highly desirable (the museum uses Altru, a Blackbaud product).
  • Prior sales experience and cash/register handling strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to multitask, to work in fast-paced environment and adhere to deadlines, while maintaining flexibility in meeting shifting demands and priorities.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, volunteers, and members of the public and to exercise tact and diplomacy at all times.
  • Sensitivity to diverse characteristics of visitors and understanding of the requirements of visitors with disabilities or special needs.
  • Ability to lift up to 20 pounds.

 

Please send cover letter, resume and references to the above address or email.

 

Non-Discrimination Statement – The Museum prohibits making any employment decisions or basing any terms and conditions of employment on the basis of a person’s race, creed, color, religion, sex, age, height, weight, national origin, ancestry, or ethnicity, sexual orientation, transgendered status or gender expression or identity, marital status, disability, political affiliation, military or veteran status or any other basis now or in the future protected by federal, state or local law, ordinance or regulation.

 

The Museum follows this policy in all terms and conditions of employment including, without limitation, recruitment, hiring, testing, training, certification, promotions, demotions, terminations, performance evaluations, leaves, and use of Museum facilities.

 

The Museum expressly prohibits any employment-based retaliation against anyone who brings a complaint of discrimination or who assists the Museum in the investigation of a complaint of discrimination.

 

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

History Colorado – Exhibit and Loan Registrar

History Colorado – Exhibit and Loan Registrar

Salary: $3,491.00 – $3,927.00 Monthly
Location: Denver Metro, CO
Job Type: Full Time
Department: History Colorado
Job Number: GCA-0923-417
Closing: 5/9/2017 11:59 PM Mountain
Application: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/colorado/jobs/1724677/exhibit-and-loan-registrar

HISTORY COLORADO COLLECTION
History Colorado’s artifacts and original documentary materials are central to our educational and interpretive mission. The collection currently comprises approximately 200,000 artifacts, 1,000,000 photographs and moving images, and 15,000 linear feet of textual and archival materials. History Colorado collects in three main areas: archives, artifacts, and photography. Please visit historycolorado.org or h-co.org/collections for more information about the collection.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
Serve as primary collections management and registration contact for all exhibits and installations
Participate in exhibit meetings to promote and ensure best practices and standards for collections
Lead efforts to develop and implement exhibit procedures, documentation, and tracking methods for case layouts, mount creation, install, graphics, and other collections-related exhibit tasks in consult with Manager of Design & Production
Ensure efficient and safe processing and preparation of collection items for exhibits, including: cataloging, condition reporting, photography, conservation, mounts, rotations, casework, installation, data entry, etc.
Manage all aspects of incoming and outgoing loans of collections including transport logistics, legal contracts, facility reports, insurance, processing, exhibit, etc.
Assisting Collections and Curatorial staff with permanent collection projects such as storage and retrieval, outreach, problem-solving, backlog, inventories, conservation, and other registration projects as needed

PREFERRED CANDIDATE CAN SUCCESSFULLY DEMONSTRATE:
Experience in project management, meeting deadlines, and flexible multi-tasking in a fast-paced and changing environment
Effective communication and cooperation with other museum staff, especially curatorial and exhibit staff
Experience with loan logistics
Oversight and successful completion of all collections work on exhibit teams including specific tasks such as case and mount assessments, security decisions, lighting, etc.
Ability to work independently and direct registration tasks or make comparable decisions with or in absence of a supervisor
Innovative and/or motivated approaches for collections outreach and providing access to collections
Strong understanding of typical collections problems, collections and provenance research, and problem-solving skills with collections objects
Familiarity and experience with rights and reproductions and digitization

REQUIREMENTS:
Master’s degree in Museum Studies (or related degree) with a minimum of 2 years of practical experience.
Extensive knowledge of museum registration processes and standards including applicable laws and ethical codes as set forth by AAM, specifically those relevant to exhibits and loans.
Handling, storage, and conservation experience with large collections or high volumes of activity at a medium to large institution (or experience that is comparable) with a large collection and/or multiple sites, including artifacts and archival materials.
1 year of experience handling, packing and shipping of museum objects of a widely varying nature.
Strong computer skills and proficiency with collections management databases, strong experience with ARGUS preferred.
Knowledge of preventive conservation practices including the standard agents of deterioration, their effects on different types of artifacts, and how to best mitigate their effects (theft, fire, water, temperature, relative humidity, pests, light, contaminants, etc.)
Ability to certify and use of pallet jack, forklift, scissor lift, and other warehouse type equipment.

Supplemental Information:
Interested individuals are asked to submit a job application, letter of interest, and three references using the online application system. Failure to submit references may cause you to be removed from consideration.

Additional Requirements for this position:
Periodic travel by car, van and truck to locations throughout the state, typically for periods of less than one week in duration.
The successful candidate must pass a criminal history background check prior to hire.