JOB POSTING: SENIOR CONSERVATION OFFICER (M311), Charnwood Borough Council (Loughborough, UK)
- Closing date: 25 November 2016
- Job ID: M311
- Salary: £28,203 – £29,854 + essential car user allowance
- Permanent, 37 hours per week
Charnwood Borough sits within the three cities of Leicester, Nottingham and Derby. One third of the 167,000 population live in the thriving university town of Loughborough, with most of the remaining two thirds within the small towns and villages of the Wolds, the Soar and Wreake Valleys, Charnwood Forest and on the edge of Leicester.
There is a challenging agenda for growth and an adopted Core Strategy which will deliver significant housing and employment development up to 2028. With 38 conservation areas and the attractive landscapes of the Wolds, Soar and Wreake river valleys as well as the
Charnwood Forest, the Council is committed to protecting and enhancing the natural and built environment and securing high quality building design.
We require an enthusiastic, motivated and organized individual with relevant experience to join the Conservation and Landscape Team. You will provide specialist heritage advice, deal with Listed Building Consent applications, review conservation area character appraisals, maintain the evidence base and give advice on historic building maintenance. You will, therefore, need to demonstrate knowledge of traditional building construction and current conservation legislation, procedures and policy. Experience in local authority conservation work is desirable.
You must be able to communicate clearly and effectively with a wide variety of people and work to tight deadlines with the minimum of supervision, exercising tact and diplomacy at all times. The post will entail conducting site inspections necessitating the ability to negotiate ladders, scaffolding and rough terrain.
For further information and to apply, please visit: www.charnwood.gov.uk/jobs
JOB: DEPUTY DIRECTOR, Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts (Philadelphia, PA, USA)
- Application packages received by December 1, 2016, will be given priority for review.
We are seeking an energetic, thoughtful, entrepreneurial, and dynamic individual to fill the newly-created position of Deputy Director. CCAHA is a nonprofit organization that provides conservation and preservation services to clients that range from large nonprofit organizations to private individuals. We specialize in the conservation treatment of works of art and artifacts on paper, such as drawings, prints, maps, posters, photographs, books, scrapbooks, manuscripts, and wallpaper, as well as related materials such as parchments and papyrus. In addition to conservation treatment services, CCAHA provides reference and consulting services that assist museums, libraries, and archives with the tasks of assessing, preserving, and safeguarding their collections. The education department presents workshops and conferences attended by a wide-ranging audience. Our state-of-the-art digital imaging lab creates facsimiles and digital images that provide access to fragile objects, and our housing and framing technicians create custom frames and storage with the latest technology. All of these services come together to help meet CCAHA’s mission to provide expertise and leadership in the preservation of the world’s cultural heritage.
CCAHA’s new Deputy Director will work closely with the Executive Director to implement the organization’s strategic vision by providing financial management, operational support, project management, and client relations and development assistance.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
- Work closely with the Executive Director on the development and execution of strategic plan goals and special projects.
- Through policy implementation and by example, establish standards and foster a workplace culture and environment of excellence, learning, collaboration, flexibility, cooperation, and inclusion throughout the organization.
- Supervise staff and consultants as determined.
- Represent CCAHA at conferences, professional associations, and other public venues.
- Lead the annual organizational budget process.
- Serve as the primary liaison with CCAHA’s contract accountant, auditor, and Board Finance Committee.
- Monitor monthly budget and present financial metrics both internally and externally.
- Develop tracking systems and direct financial strategy, planning, cash flow analysis, and forecasting to inform and drive real-time decision making by the leadership team.
- Oversee grant budgets. In cooperation with the Director of Development, submit interim and financial reports to funding agencies.
- Oversee budgets for multi-year special projects.
- Work with the Executive Director and Director of Development to develop and implement fundraising strategies.
Client Relations and Business Development
- Lead initiatives and implement systems, where necessary, to ensure client satisfaction.
- Provide oversight and direction in all of CCAHA’s operational areas. Leverage business acumen to evaluate business models, assess financial viability, and make and implement recommendations.
- Build and maintain strong client relationships and partnerships. Some travel may be required.
- Work with the Executive Director to implement CCAHA’s Strategic Business Plan and marketing strategies.
- Lead project planning in cooperation with the Director of Development and Director of Conservation, including responses to requests for proposals.
- Build systems and processes that will enable teams to work together collaboratively and effectively.
- Working with the Director of Conservation and Director of Administration, provide project management expertise and oversight over conservation treatment and consulting projects to ensure appropriate financial performance and client satisfaction.
- Regularly evaluate internal systems and procedures for efficiency and effectiveness.
- Oversee risk management by providing oversight and management of legal issues and insurance.
- Working with the Director of Administration, oversee facilities maintenance and business systems to ensure that they are well maintained, effective, and efficient.
- Oversee supply management and ordering.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor’s degree plus five years of experience in a senior management role, with nonprofit experience or comparable for-profit experience desirable.
- Demonstrated experience in financial planning and analysis. Skill and passion for developing strong systems and business processes that improve performance and organizational impact.
- Experience in marketing, sales, and/or client relations.
- Practical and working knowledge of nonprofit accounting and financial reporting.
- Experience in project management, including implementation of project management software.
- Exceptional analytical, writing, and communication skills.
- Disciplined self-starter with the ability to execute multiple priorities.
- Excellent problem-solving and organizational skills.
- Ability to work as part of a team and exercise tact and diplomacy with internal and external teams.
- Desire to work in an open, inclusive, and collaborative working environment.
- A strong interest in conservation and preservation.
SALARY AND BENEFITS: Salary is commensurate with experience. CCAHA provides a robust benefits package.
TO APPLY: Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and references via email or regular mail to:
Della Keyser, Records Coordinator, email@example.com
Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts, 264 S. 23rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
More details are available at: ccaha.org/careers/deputy-director
JOB POSTING: HISTORIC BUILDING SURVEYOR, English Heritage (Guildford, UK)
- Closing date:December 2, 2016 at 23:59:59 hours
- Salary: £39,000
- Job type: Permanent
- Ref 8922
The Historic Building Surveyors at English Heritage Trust are a small team of experienced conservation architects and building surveyors who are responsible for standard setting and providing information and guidance to staff in their own territory across a wide range of English Heritage activities, with the aim of improving conservation standards and best practice within the Estates Department.
Join us as a Historic Buildings Surveyor and you will be responsible for undertaking and delivering a program of periodic condition surveys to English Heritage survey standards. You will play a key role in setting quality standards and providing quality assurance for conservation repair works carried out across your territory, and will provide information, advice, training and guidance to the Estates Team responsible for delivery of the works.
This is a wide-ranging and interesting role requiring extensive post-professional qualification experience in carrying out condition surveys across a range of heritage assets, expertise in the conservation and repair of historic fabric and excellent communication skills.
English Heritage cares for over 400 historic monuments, buildings and sites. Through these, we bring the story of England to life for over 10 million visitors a year. No matter what they do and where they do it, our people play their part in protecting and presenting some of the greatest places in England for the benefit and enjoyment of visitors.
For more information and to apply visit: www.english-heritage.org.uk/about-us/our-people/jobs/job-search/job/?ref=8922.
JOB: HERITAGE AT RISK SOLUTIONS OFFICER, Heritage Lincolnshire (Heckington, England)
- Closing date for applications: 12 noon on December 7, 2016
- Full time post (initially for fixed term of 3 years with potential to extend contract)
- Salary: £30,000 – £32,000 per annum (depending on experience)
- Heckington, Lincolnshire (attendance at Heritage Lincolnshire’s offices a minimum of 1 day per week and working across the East Midlands)
- Flexible working arrangements, including home working, will be considered for the right candidate
Heritage Lincolnshire is a charity with a well-established reputation for finding sustainable solutions to heritage at risk. The Trust is expanding its work into the East Midlands, with support from Historic England, and is offering an exciting opportunity for a new position within our team.
The Heritage at Risk Solutions officer will work in accordance with a strategy set by a partnership of Heritage Lincolnshire and Historic England, delivering expert advice on the planning, funding and management of heritage at risk projects. The role will work closely with the regional Heritage at Risk team at Historic England, and other stakeholders such as the Architectural Heritage Fund and the Heritage Trust Network to support projects undertaken in the Greater Lincolnshire area, and in selected cases, elsewhere in the East Midlands.
To be successful in this role, you will need substantial experience of working constructively with private owners, community based organizations and local authorities as a practitioner in the repair and re-use of heritage assets. Current knowledge of funding options and the ability to approach challenging projects in a creative and practical way are also essential. In addition, you will be an excellent communicator, with advanced negotiation and influencing skills and an ability to gain support for a constructive approach to conservation.
Please complete the Application Form and send it to: The Old School, Cameron Street, Heckington Sleaford NG34 9RW or for further information you can contact us by email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone +44 01529 461499.
For an informal discussion about the role please contact Liz Bates, Chief Executive Officer on the above number or by email email@example.com.
Interviews are likely to be held at our offices in Heckington on the 16th December 2016.
JOB: LABORATORY COORDINATOR, Pennsylvania University (Philadelphia, PA, USA)
- Job Reference No. 26-16919
The Laboratory Coordinator at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology’s Center for the Analysis of Archaeological Materials (CAAM). Position overview: Support Penn Museum archaeological research projects with particular focus on ceramics analysis and ceramic petrography. Duties: Handle, clean, repair, prepare, test and examine museum artifacts and samples, including ceramics, glass, rock, and pottery. Determine whether objects need repair and choose the safest and most effective method of repair. Notify Head Conservator when restoration of artifacts requires outside experts. Coordinate laboratory maintenance and supply, ensuring the availability of necessary materials. Oversee scheduling of space. Monitor and maintain laboratory equipment. Support the installation, arrangement, assembly, preparation of artifacts and exhibits, ensuring the artifacts’ and the laboratory’s safety, reporting its status and condition, and identifying and correcting any problems. Direct, train and supervise technical, teaching specialist, and student staff with regard to laboratory and conservation techniques. Liaise with and mentor other Museum personnel to establish storage and conservation requirements, policies, and procedures. Lead laboratory tours and teach educational courses to students and the general public. Publish and/or assist in publication of relevant research.
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree, or foreign equivalent, in Archaeology, or a related field, plus three years of experience in ceramics analysis and ceramic petrography. Of the three years of experience, two years must include experience as a laboratory coordinator or manager for archaeological research projects, and one year of teaching or mentoring experience. Little domestic/international travel (fewer than 60 days per year).
About the University: The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.
Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.
The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.
Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.
For more information and to apply, visit: https://jobs.hr.upenn.edu/postings/2081
JOB: COLLECTION MANAGER – ETHNOLOGY, Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History (Norman, OK, USA)
- Job Number: 163342
The Sam Noble Museum seeks an experienced and energetic professional to serve as Collection Manager in the Molly Shi Boren Collection of Ethnology. This permanent staff position will report to the Curator of Ethnology and be responsible for the daily operations and management of the Museum’s Ethnology, Classical Archaeology, and Native American and Natural History Fine Art collections.
Duties and responsibilities include following acceptable practices and standards in the care and management of ethnographic collections and their documentation, data and records management, documentation of outgoing and incoming loans, processing and preparation of new and existing collections, assisting visitors, assisting with the supervision of assistants, interns, and volunteers, assisting with exhibitions through collection-related activities, and participation in public service programs and educational activities as appropriate.
Qualifications: Required Attachments: Resume and Cover Letter (RELEVANT box must be checked).
- Bachelor’s degree in anthropology, folklore, museum studies, art history, conservation, or related field, OR an equivalent combination of education/job related experience
- 24 months of collection management experience
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
- Ability to both work independently and in a team environment.
Advertised Physical Requirements:
- Ability to bend, lift (15-44lbs), stoop, carry, and climb;
- Ability to reach including extending the arm or hand;
- Ability to speak including expressing oneself or exchanging information with others;
- Ability to hear including receiving detailed information orally or making fine discriminations in sound;
- Ability to see including color, depth perception or clarity;
- May be exposed to chemicals and hazardous chemicals.
- MA or Bachelor’s Degree with 5+ years relevant collection management experience.
- Prior supervisory and photographic/multi-media experience preferred.
Special Instructions: If you are selected as a final candidate for this position, you will be subject to The University of Oklahoma Norman Campus Tuberculosis Testing policy.
Important Reminder: ALL required documents must be attached and box checked as RELEVANT to this listing or your documents will not be visible to the hiring department!
Required Attachments: Resume, Cover Letter.
Special Indications: Hiring contingent upon background check.
For more information and to apply, go to: https://ou.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=163342
JOB: EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, Woodrow Wilson House (Washington, DC, USA)
The National Trust for Historic Preservation is seeking an Executive Director for the President Woodrow Wilson House in Washington, DC. At a time when America is observing the centennial of World War I and at the start of a new presidential administration, there is a great strategic opportunity at this National Historic Landmark to engage, inform and inspire the public through creative programming that also ensures its financial sustainability. The Executive Director will utilize expertise and enthusiasm in all facets of fundraising, exemplary non-profit and historic site management, detailed and responsible financial administration, and strategic communications.
To assist in the search for this position, the Trust is consulting with Dr. Brent Glass, director emeritus of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. Please see below for application and contact information.
Job Summary: The Executive Director is responsible for providing innovative leadership, expertise and overall strategic direction for all aspects of operations, finances, planning, promotion, and fundraising for the President Woodrow Wilson House, a National Trust Historic Site, and to assure that the site is managed, preserved and interpreted to the highest professional standards.
In keeping with the National Trust’s vision for its historic sites, the Executive Director will build the staff, partnerships, programs, and earned revenue to create greater financial self-sufficiency, national impacts, strong local governance, new models of preservation, and alignment with the mission of the National Trust. The Executive Director will provide focused strategic direction and operational management, including meeting revenue targets, expanding earned income sources, and managing a balanced budget. In close coordination with the technical services staff in the National Trust’s Sites Department, the Executive Director ensures active and appropriate maintenance and conservation of the site’s buildings, grounds, and collections.
Working with the leadership of the National Trust Historic Sites Department and the site’s Advisory Council, the Executive Director will build upon the rich history of the Woodrow Wilson House to lead it through its next phase of growth and success, increasing its relevance and long-term sustainability. The position manages two full-time employees, as well as a part-time guide staff and volunteers. The Executive Director reports to the Director of Strategic Planning and Development and has opportunities to interface with the Vice President of Historic Sites, and other National Trust senior management and colleagues directing other National Trust Historic properties. The Executive Director is the primary liaison to various local Washington, DC organizations, other entities associated with President Wilson, and a range of donors and other stakeholders.
About the Site: In 1921, President Wilson and his wife Edith retired from the White House to an elegant townhome located in the Embassy Row neighborhood of Washington, DC. While the President would only live in the home for the final three years of his life, Mrs. Wilson remained in residence for another 37 years, bequeathing the house and contents to the National Trust for Historic Preservation in 1961.The Woodrow Wilson House opened to the public in 1963, designated a National Historic Landmark in 1964, and listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1966. Designed by noted American architect Waddy Wood and built in 1915, the house is a fine example of Georgian Revival style. Today the site contains a collection of more than 8200 objects including state gifts, fine and decorative arts, textiles, books, and photographs that provide a glimpse into Wilson as an educator, president, world statesman, and peacemaker. The collection and public programs at the Wilson House offer many opportunities to explore the stories, ideas and controversies that influenced the 28th President and the times in which he lived. The Executive Director will have the opportunity to promote a fresh understanding of Woodrow Wilson as a wartime leader, a progressive politician and promoter of world peace after World War I. Recent scholarship about the racial policies of Wilson’s administration will also shape the public programming agenda of this site. The new leader will also be in a position to leverage the media and public attention toward the Woodrow Wilson home during the time of transition for President Obama and his family as they become neighbors in the Kalorama neighborhood.
DUTIES: The Woodrow Wilson House Executive Director is responsible for the development and management of a strategic and proactive fundraising program that secures resources to ensure the preservation and sustainability of the site; for the creation of a multi-use site strategic plan consistent with the mission and goals of the National Trust; for a consistent and high quality work product from the Wilson House staff; and for the implementation and promotion of creative and engaging programming.
The Executive Director will:
- Direct fundraising and business activities to ensure financial self-sufficiency and assure adequate operating and capital monies. Focus on growing the Woodrow Wilson House earned income program, donors, and the endowment through such means as implementing new business ventures, special use rentals, establishing funding partnerships, cultivating supporters, and initiating new revenue streams.
- In consultation with the National Trust, prepares and monitors the annual budget (approximately $500,000): provide excellent fiscal oversight, control receipts and expenditures, meet financial objectives, and exercise delegated procurement responsibilities in compliance with National Trust policies and procedures.
- Ensure active and appropriate maintenance and conservation of the site’s buildings, grounds, and collections, in accordance with the best practices of the National Trust.
- With National Trust staff and the Woodrow Wilson Advisory Council, develop and implement a site strategic plan consistent with the goals of the National Trust.
- Direct inspiring work plans for the creative and entrepreneurial use and interpretation of the site that expands upon the traditional historic house museum model and connects the site with the community through the nexus of civic discourse, the arts, culture, historic preservation, and business.
- Grow community and supporter engagement and satisfaction, and improve net visitor and donor gains, loyalty and word-of-mouth behaviors. Improve methods for gathering feedback to inform development of mission-relevant quality programming and events that are responsive to community needs and that ensure diversity in visitors and donors.
- Provide excellent staff management, offering timely and consistent guidance and performance feedback, establishing performance measures and tracking return on investments, encouraging professional development, and fostering an entrepreneurial team approach to operations.
- Interface with and strengthen the Woodrow Wilson House Advisory Council, a volunteer body that offers fundraising support and community links in order to achieve the site’s goals, working closely with the Council’s chair and other members to ensure timely preparation and delivery of meeting materials, developing fundraising and programming goals, and ensuring their experiences and insights are factored into the overall operations of the site.
- Serve as the site’s principal staff liaison and represent the site and the National Trust at role-relevant professional meetings and public forums, and within the community and state.
- Participate in meetings, initiatives and programs of the National Trust, including the National Preservation Conference and Historic Site Directors Meetings.
- Report to and consult with National Trust leadership and supervisor on a regular basis and develop and implement staged plans for increasing levels of self-sufficiency and expanded local governance.
- Twelve or more years of overall professional experience, including a minimum of 7 years of demonstrated successful executive director-level experience with comprehensive non-profit, business, and/or historic site or museum management experience, with particular success balancing a budget.
- Minimum 7 years demonstrated expertise developing and leading a comprehensive fundraising program and building relationships with boards/councils and potential donors; experience developing and running capital project campaigns a plus.
- Advanced analytical and problem solving skills, including issue identification and prioritization.
- Advanced project-management, team-management and client-management skills. Ability to achieve results with limited supervision.
- History of positive and enduring professional relationships and a positive reputation among former staff and stakeholders.
- Ability to prioritize, multi-task efficiently and respond to a high volume of ongoing requests in a timely fashion.
- Demonstrated understanding and commitment to the values and mission of the Trust.
- Effective and inspiring team leadership skills, with a commitment to diversity and success in managing a diverse staff with wide-ranging skill sets.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Entrepreneurial spirit and skill set essential.
- Experience programmatically engaging culturally diverse audiences, constituents and partners
- Advanced degree in business or non-profit management, fundraising management, history, historic preservation, or equivalent from an accredited institution a plus.
- Passion for and knowledge of President Wilson and the era in which he lived, preservation, and/or history a strong plus.
To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume to: 461570-CSfirstname.lastname@example.org.
JOB: CONSERVATION SCIENTIST: RAPID INVENTORIES, The Field Museum (Chicago, IL, USA)
The rapid inventory team conducts surveys of remote wilderness areas and provides social and biological information to decision-makers to help establish effective conservation areas. Based out of The Field Museum—one of the world’s largest natural history museums–our team of biologists and social scientists works in close collaboration with conservation organizations, indigenous and campesino peoples, universities and museums, and national and regional governments. Since launching the program in 1999 we have completed rapid inventories in 28 different locations —20 of them in the Andes-Amazon region of South America—and provided the Peruvian, Bolivian, and Ecuadorian governments with technical support for the creation of 18 new conservation areas.
The Conservation Scientist is an expert in a biological, geological or geographical field. We are looking for scientists with South American expertise and a strong passion for the Andes-Amazon region, who value concrete conservation results above other scientific achievements. We are interested in experts in mammals, birds, amphibians and reptiles, fishes, flora or geology, hydrology, and soils, and candidates with GIS and/or remote sensing skills are an added plus.
The Conservation Scientist will work within the Andes-Amazon program of the Keller Science Action Center, together with other biologists and social scientists on the inventory team, and will have great opportunities to collaborate with other scientists in the Action, Collections and Research Centers at the Field Museum.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Participate as one of the lead scientists in the biological/geological inventory
- Provide insights into ecological and/or cultural connections between their area of expertise and other inventory groups
- Lead the writing of their chapter and appendices in the technical report
- Think carefully and creatively about conservation recommendations
- Conduct research in the Andes-Amazon geography that has a direct impact on conservation action
- Organize, digitize, and share Field Museum specimens and data collected during rapid inventories, in collaboration with the Museum’s Collections Center
- Lead creative analysis of rapid inventory data for high-impact publications
- Help develop other technical documents that support the creation or management of protected areas and creative presentations of scientific information to decision-makers
- Contribute to the creation of conservation tools and training opportunities for conservation professionals, scientists, and other stakeholders
- D. in conservation-related field, tropical scientist (biologist, geologist, ecologist, geographer) with more than 5 years direct work experience in Latin America
- Superb written and spoken Spanish and English skills
- Ease and agility in working with multidisciplinary and multicultural teams
- Ability to communicate well to diverse audiences
- Great enthusiasm for working in a natural history museum
- A deep commitment to wilderness conservation and quality of life of indigenous and rural peoples
This position is based in Chicago. The work involves travel to South America, likely close to 15-20% of the year.
For more information and to apply, visit: https://www.fieldmuseum.org/about/careers.
JOB: FRAME CONSERVATOR – MUSEUM SERVICES, Biltmore Estate (Asheville, NC, USA)
- Requisition No. 16-0693
- Employment Status: Year-Round/Full-Time (1820+ hours/year)
- Department: BHM – Furniture Conservation
The Frame Conservator will undertake examination, documentation, technical analysis, and treatment of gilded, painted and clear finished frames for artworks in Biltmore’s permanent collection. The incumbent will make temporary display frames for large artworks when needed so that they may remain on display while the original frame is undergoing treatment. Other duties may include preventive care, maintenance and conservation consulting on all the collections, and collections research where appropriate. In addition, the incumbent will provide general assistance and support for leadership, the department, and company as required.
PLEASE NOTE: This position is a two (2) year appointment only, with the possibility to extend to a third year.
1. Master’s degree in conservation from a recognized training program, preferably with an emphasis on gilded frames.
2. Minimum of five (5) years of post-graduate experience treating gilded frames. Equivalent combination of education/experience considered.
3. Demonstrated knowledge of traditional and non-traditional gilding and gilding conservation techniques.
4. Demonstrated ability to construct large frames suitable for displaying paintings and proven knowledge of the relationship between painting and frame to ensure paintings are safely supported.
5. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are a must; able to convey information clearly and concisely both in written and spoken form.
6. Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, Adobe Photoshop desirable. Proficient photography skills required.
7. Strong planning, time management, and organizational skills; ability to prioritize work and adapt as needed. Proactive, exercises good judgment; creatively problem solves.
8. Demonstrated commitment to delivery of world class internal/external guest service.
9. Works professionally and effectively as part of a team at all levels.
1. Excellent manual dexterity, great attention to detail, and a demonstration of hand skills and/or art/craft experience; good eye-to-hand coordination critical.
2. Ability to work in both a lab setting and in the field, standing/walking and/or sitting for extended periods of time as needed.
3. May be exposed to fumes, dust, dirt, pollen, chemicals, and/or other particulates; position requires the ability to wear a respirator as necessary when working with certain chemicals.
4. Will need to travel between locations on the estate; valid driver’s license required.
To apply, visit: https://re21.ultipro.com/BIL1001/JobBoard/JobDetails.aspx?__ID=*BEFD986E47021D3D.
JOB: MUSEUM COLLECTIONS MANAGER, St. Petersburg College (Tarpon Springs, FL, USA)
- Compensation: $43,247.95
- PeopleSoft ID: 1219
- Department: Leepa/Rattner Museum
- Job Type: Regular
- Job Schedule: Full-time
We are seeking a highly qualified candidate for the position of Museum Collections Manager. As a part of the dynamic environment of LRMA and SPC, competitive candidates must be able to demonstrate the ability to manage information for the LRMA art collections (6,000 objects) and works on loan between LRMA and other museums. Supervisory responsibilities include working with both employees and volunteers. Other skills that must be demonstrated:
• High proficiency with TMS (The Museum System) collections management software
• Demonstrated ability to implement policies and procedures for collections management
• Confirmed knowledge of professional art handling and exhibition logistics
• Proven knowledge of legal documents for art transfer, reproduction rights, storage, conservation and preservation methods and standards
• Established communication, interpersonal and team building skills
• Strong attention to detail, high-level project and time management skills
The successful candidate for this position will be a seasoned professional in the collections management field. Working in this challenging aspect of arts administration, the Collections Manager must be an effective partner in the success of LRMA as both an academic institution focused on the student experience and a community art museum with a year-around schedule of exhibitions and related events for a diverse audience. Over the next few years, the incumbent will be responsible for planning and implementation of global access to the permanent collection through the use of TMS and E-Museum software, for the benefit of students, researchers, visitors and donors.
Information management for Museum art collections: Creates, compiles and maintains documents, histories of use and physical histories of permanent collections objects. Organizes and implements inventory projects. Supervises collections photography. Coordinates or assists with technology projects related to systems specs, data standards and input. Provides accurate information for use in printed materials (catalogs, gallery guides, wall text labels, news releases, etc.).
Collections management: Monitors legal and ethical implications and care standards of all transactions. Facilitates care and control of collections on site. Implements collection policies. Oversees object movement, both internal and external. Directs care and handling of all works of art on site during emergency situations.
Typical Essential Duties
- Uses TMS (The Museum System) software to manage all data on the museum’s collections.
- Performs all duties associated with the cataloging, superintendence and care of the Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art permanent collection and other works of art under management of the museum. Reports to Director of the Museum and works as an integral part of the Museum’s Curatorial & Collections Team.
- Works with legal forms and acknowledgments; secures reproduction rights; permanent collections catalog and files; loan, conservation, condition and publication records; exhibition, insurance and location records;
- Oversees packing and shipping; acts as courier or designates courier; implements security procedures and works closely with campus security and facilities personnel; manages contracts for outside services as needed (conservation, rigging, packing, crating, shipping, photography, insurance);
- Supervises OPS, work-study students, interns and volunteers. Maintains physical order and organization of works of art.
- Assists Museum Director as needed and performs related duties as required.
This is the second of four levels in the Museum series. Incumbents maintain art and museum collections, develop and maintain tracking of items, assists with the creation and implementation of exhibitions. Responsibilities may include setting up the layout, lighting, and security for exhibitions; maintaining gallery records and archives; writing and producing collection signage and educational materials; implementing standards procedures for the exhibition, storage, and conservation of art; and performing the duties of the lower level.
Education: Bachelor’s degree in art, art history, museum studies or in a related field to assigned area. Master’s Degree preferred. Knowledge of latest technology in collection cataloging and ability to run various software programs; training and one or more years’ experience with The Museum System (TMS) software is required. Knowledge of art handling and registration procedures.
Experience: Two (2) years museum experience in the cataloging, superintendence and care of a permanent art collections, as well as incoming and outgoing exhibitions. One or more years’ experience with The Museum System software is preferred.
*An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job may be acceptable in lieu of those requirements listed above.
- Strong proficiency in The Museum System (TMS)
- Current technology in collection cataloging;
- Experience with photo-documentation;
- SPC academic departments and programs;
- Sentence structure and word usage;
- Knowledge of basic mathematics.
- Museum collections management;
- Museum exhibit development;
- Curriculum development;
- Educational principles and practices;
- Basic marketing principles and practices;
- Customer service principles;
- Research practices and methods;
- Public relations principles;
- Computers and related software applications.
- Reading comprehension;
- Operate a calculator and data entry equipment.
- Developing museum collections;
- Creating exhibits;
- Developing and presenting educational materials;
- Creating marketing materials;
- Public speaking;
- Conducting research;
- Preparing records and reports;
- Monitoring inventory and reconciling retail accounts;
- Providing customer service;
- Developing and implementing operational policies and procedures;
- Using a computer and related software applications;
- Communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with subordinates, coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to give and receive work direction.
- Positions in this class typically require: reaching, standing, walking, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.
- Light Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for Sedentary Work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for Light Work.
- Incumbent may be subject to dusts, odors, and chemicals.
- Creates, compiles and maintains documents, histories of use and physical histories of permanent collection objections. Works with legal forms and acknowledge-ments; secures reproduction rights; permanent collection catalog and files.
- Conducts condition reports, inventories, publication records, insurance and location records. Manages and maintains records in TMS software.
- Supervises collections photography and provides accurate information to other staff for use in printed materials (catalogs, gallery guides, wall text labels, news releases, etc.).
- Ensures that collections and works on loan are managed within current industry standards for safety, security and conservation. Works closely with campus security and facilities personnel. Oversees object movement, both internal and external; oversees packing and shipping; acts as courier or designates courier.
- Directs care and handling of all works of art on site during emergency situations; manages contracts for outside services as needed (conservation, rigging, packing, crating, shipping, photography, insurance).
- Supervises work-study students, interns and volunteers as assigned. Assists museum director as needed and performs related duties as required.
These duties are a representative sample; position assignments may vary.
1. Coordinates the development of museum exhibits which includes choosing objects for display; setting up layout, lighting and security; writing, designing, and producing text panels and labels. Daily 20%
2. Evaluates museum program content which includes researching museum exhibits, scheduling and reserving exhibits, and developing programming as necessary. Daily 15%
3. Schedules, coordinates, and conducts school tours and school presentations which include creating and distributing educational materials, creating and presenting classroom lessons, conducting tours, and training volunteer tour guides. Daily 15%
4. Maintains museum collections; develops items tracking records and systems; maintains gallery archives. Daily 30%
5. Implements standards and procedures for the exhibition, storage and conservation of art collections. Daily 20%
6. Performs other duties of a similar nature or level as required
The Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art (LRMA) is a Direct Support Organization of St. Petersburg College (SPC) and a 501 (c) (3) non-profit cultural organization, which received full accreditation from the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) in 2013. LRMA is a teaching museum that embraces SPC’s commitment to the arts as essential aspect of a complete education. It serves as a learning laboratory for students across all disciplines from fine arts and humanities to the sciences. As stated in its mission, LRMA provides “opportunities for education, enlightenment, interpretation, and research to students, scholars and visitors.”
To apply for this position, go to: https://web.spcollege.edu/hrapp/jobs/G.
JOB: NATURAL AND HISTORICAL RESOURCES DIVISION CHIEF, Prince George’s County Department of Parks and Recreation (MD, USA)
- Job ID 11527, Grade K
- Salary: $80,213.00 – $137,257.00 Annually
The Prince George’s County Department of Parks and Recreation is currently seeking a Natural and Historical Resources Division Chief. This position is responsible for managing a complex range of innovative and exciting programs, classes, special events, and exhibits throughout Prince George’s County as well as overseeing a diverse range of natural and historical resources and facilities. The candidate must have a passion and knowledge of natural and historical resource management, conservation, interpretation, history, and environmental education along with facility and park operation experience. He/she will also need to be able to build effective internal and external partnerships to enhance the core mission of the Division. The Division Chief will effectively manage approximately seventy employees and an estimated annual operating budget of eight million dollars.
- Nature Centers and Environmental Education Programs and Exhibits
- Historic House Museums and Interpretive Education Programs and Exhibits
- Park Ranger Program
- Archeology Program
- Natural Area and Waterfront Parks
- Department Recycling Program
- Historic College Park Airport.
The Division Chief will be responsible for the work program and supervision of Administrative Staff, Naturalists, Archaeologists, Park Rangers, Park Managers, Park Maintenance Staff, Museum Professionals/Historians, Museum Exhibit Staff, and Natural Resource Specialists.
Examples of important duties:
- Responsible for the oversight of the planning, development, and implementation of a diverse and comprehensive program for historical, park, and natural resources, as well as their operations and interpretation.
- Defines program goals and objectives, establishes best practices, and sets standards for staff. Oversees full-time, contract and seasonal/ intermittent personnel within the Division. Evaluates goals and assigns work. Approves hiring and personnel paperwork in accordance with Human Resource requirements and investigates, documents, and follows up on matters within the division.
- Develops policies and procedures to sustain a natural resources management program, including conducting scientific studies, working with government agencies, federal and state regulatory agencies, and public officials.
- Designs environmental impact studies that examine the ecological effects of human, nature, and climate change. Assess sites to certify habitats or investigate environmental needs. Extract and analyze data to create plans that determine environmental and restoration needs. Create environmental management recommendations using geographic information system (GIS) data and knowledge of relevant ecosystems and ecological regions.
- Represents the Division and attend meetings with internal divisions and external citizens, community groups, regulatory and granting government agencies, and government officials to identify the needs and resources to develop a strategic plan that ensures comprehensive programs and opportunities for County residents. Reconciles differing needs or viewpoints.
- Prepares and manages the annual operating budget. Controls expenditures in accordance with approved budget. Approves financial paperwork. Obtains bids and price quotes. Maintains records of revenues and expenditures, time cards, inventory of supplies and equipment, memberships, and program participants.
- Oversees facilities, operations and programs, their maintenance and improvements, as well as their security and access. Works with Department staff on acquisitions, maintenance, and planning of natural and protected areas to direct funds and attention to work programs and areas in need of support, rehabilitation, or improvement.
- Reviews technical literature, conducts surveys, meets with vendors, exchanges information with other organizations, and attends professional conferences to identify new programs, methods and equipment which might be useful to fulfilling the goals of the Division. Recommends courses of action regarding major environmental concerns such as rabies and gypsy moth control.
- Serves on various departmental committees dealing with park development projects and development policy issues.
1. Bachelor’s degree in natural or physical science, conservation, or outdoor education, plus seven years professional experience as a naturalist or closely related profession; or master’s degree in natural or physical science, conservation or outdoor education plus five years professional experience as a naturalist or closely related profession; or
2. An equivalent combination of education and experience.
Preferred Candidates will possess the following skills, abilities, knowledge, and/or experience:
- Historic Preservation Practices
- Museum Management Knowledgeable
- Principles and Practices of Interpretation
- Environmental Science/Education
- Supervisory Experience and Personnel Management Skills
- Natural Resource Management
- Budget Development and Management
- Parks and Museum Administration
More information about this announcement and to apply, go to: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/mncppc/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1325500.