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Explainer Program Coordinator – GS-9

Position Title
Explainer Program Coordinator

Hiring Institution
National Air and Space Museum

City, State
Chantilly, VA

Salary/Hourly Compensation
This position a Trust position, equivalent to the GS-9 level. It is a Not to Exceed (NTE) position of one year, with possibility for extension, based on grant funding

GS-9 Federal Employee Base Salary. GS-9 government employees will receive a base salary of between $44,471.00 and $57,809.00

Position Description
BACKGROUND

The Smithsonian Institution’s National Air and Space Museum (NASM) seeks two program coordinators to manage the Explainers program. The Explainers Program hires high school and college students to help visitors better understand the Museum’s artifacts and exhibitions through hands-on programming. Explainers work at both National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC and the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia.

These positions are located in the Education Department and are responsible for conceiving, developing, and implementing an Explainers Program that supports the museum’s public programs. The coordinators are responsible for selecting and providing leadership and direction to the 40 to 70 part-time Explainers, ensuring they are adequately prepared and supervised to maintain the high standards of accuracy and integrity of the Smithsonian and NASM. The positions will work at the museum in Washington, DC and Chantilly, Virginia.

MAJOR DUTIES
Explainers Program Coordinators are responsible for the recruitment, coordination, management, training and evaluation of Explainers.
Coordinators have the following major responsibilities:
• Recruit and hire a qualified and diverse group of Explainers.
• Manage the day-to-day operations of the program, including scheduling.
• Prepare and deliver training to Explainers and evaluate Explainers’ performance within the program.
• Develop new programs and provide instruction to adapt existing ones to reflect current knowledge and practices in learning methods, audience dynamics, and teaching practices.
• Evaluate programs to ensure they meet the needs of the museum and its audiences.
• Coordinate the collaborative efforts of the Explainer program staff, establishing, implementing and maintaining policies and procedures that ensure the smooth operation of the Explainers Program.
• Maintain records of all Explainer activity, including tracking hours, program attendance, and programs delivered.

KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED FOR THE POSITION
• Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing to audiences of all ages, including an ability to communicate and collaborate with individuals from museums, cultural organizations and businesses.
• Knowledge of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education sufficient to develop learning programs related to the museum’s collections, exhibitions, and research.
• Experience delivering educational programs in a formal or informal setting, preferably in a museum or cultural institution.
• Knowledge of education theory and teaching practices related to informal education environments (e.g. museums, observatories, science centers, planetariums, etc.) in order to develop museum education programs for culturally diverse audiences.
• Ability to evaluate the content, format, and delivery methods of education programs in order to use evaluation results to modify and improve programs for museum audiences.
• High level of organization to coordinate elements of the Explainers Program, including maintaining complex schedules and activity records.
• Program management skills in order to maintain records of all program expenses and to ensure that recommended expenditures are made within budget guidelines
• Problem solving strategies to facilitate the resolution of issues that arise within the program.

QUALIFICATIONS
Basic Requirement:

Degree: Bachelor’s degree (or higher degree) that included or was supplemented by at least 24 semester hours in a field related to the work of the position.

OR Combination of Education and Experience: At least 24 semester hours in a field related to the work of the position. The experience must have demonstrated (1) a thorough knowledge of the principles underlying the work of this position, and (2) understanding, both theoretical and practical, of the methods and techniques applied in performing work in this position.

OR Specialized Experience: Three years of specialized experience, which includes delivering STEM education programs in an informal education setting. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-7 or above).
PHYSICAL DEMANDS
Physical demands may occasionally require visits to off-site locations. Physical demands may also require occasional work outdoors throughout the year, including winter and summer, not in a climate-controlled environment. Otherwise, the position requires normal demands of office work with lifting, bending, and walking.
WORK ENVIRONMENT
Coordinators work in an office and a museum environment, as well as outdoors in non-climate controlled environments. This position requires working most weekends and often evening and holiday hours.
PAY SCALE AND GRADE
This position a Trust position, equivalent to the GS-9 level. It is a Not to Exceed (NTE) position of one year, with possibility for extension, based on grant funding. There is no supervisory status or promotion potential.

Preferred Degree
Bachelors

Interested in
A candidate that fits the organization’s internal culture

Schedule
Full Time non-Traditional Schedule (evenings, weekends, varies week to week)

Benefits Include
Health Insurance, Paid Vacation, Paid Sick/Personal Days

Management Styles of the Organization (you can find the descriptions of each style by following this link):
Participative

Closing Date 
4/24/2019

Resumes should be sent to
Please email your cover letter to NASMHRHiring@si.edu

Include the following with your resume
Cover Letter

Interview Process
The interview will be a panel.

Interview Follow Up 
It’s okay to email if we haven’t gotten back to applicants in the time we said we would

Applicants will  be notified if the decision is taking longer than anticipated

Education and Tour Coordinator – $28,000 – $30,000 per year

Position Title
Education and Tour Coordinator

Hiring Institution
Lorain County Historical Society

City, State
Elyria, Ohio

Salary/Hourly Compensation
$28,000 – $30,000 per year

Position Description
The Lorain County Historical Society is looking for an energetic and friendly professional to be our Education and Tour Coordinator. Do you want to work in our two amazing historic properties in Elyria, Ohio and with our collection to uncover and share the stories of Lorain County’s history? This just might be the perfect job for you!

Responsibilities
The primary duties of the Education and Tour Coordinator are to:
• Develop, implement, and evaluate well-researched, mission-based educational programs, on-site and off-site tours, and other community outreach programs.
• Maintain partnerships with schools to offer curriculum-based K-12 programs related to LCHS’s collection and museums and aligned with state learning standards.
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with professional contacts, school districts, public and private organizations, LCHS members, and members of the community to arrange scheduling for programs, field trips, guided tours, or demonstrations.
• Identify overarching interpretive themes and work in collaboration with the Executive Director in making interpretation and programming decisions.
• Coordinate the annual summer History Camp for kids’ program.
• Track educational programming. Collect attendance and survey information from program participants. Provide information as needed for statistical reporting, including for grant proposals and reports.
• Recruit and supervise volunteers to assure coverage of the museums during open hours.
• Collaborate to create well-researched, educationally valuable, and engaging museum exhibits.
• Assist with research projects.
• Consult on the creation of promotional graphics, flyers, and printed programs.
• Prepare press releases for programs and submit to the Executive Director for approval.
• Assist with maintenance of LCHS’s website and social media.
• Complete other duties as requested by the Executive Director

Required Qualifications
• B.A. or M.A. in public history, history, education, or other relevant discipline or equivalent professional public programming experience.
• Previous paid or volunteer experience working for a nonprofit historical organization is highly desired.
• Ability to be productive and well organized in a visitor-service-oriented environment.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills, including public speaking.
• Talent for teaching and interacting with people of all ages. Familiarity with varied learning preferences, special needs, and current trends in public education curricula, and teaching using primary sources.
• Commitment to historical accuracy. Experience in building diverse audiences and connecting communities with history through public programs is desirable.
• Experience in conducting oral histories and research projects is desired.
• Computer proficiency with Microsoft Office and database programs like Past Perfect.
• Experience with graphic design, and website and social media maintenance is highly desired.

This is a full-time, exempt position with a 35-hour work week, including some weekend and evening duties. The Education and Tour Coordinator reports to and works closely with the Executive Director. This position also works closely with other professional staff and a varied team of volunteers. This position requires stair climbing and some lifting. A valid driver’s license is required. The Lorain County Historical Society is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences are encouraged to apply.

Preferred Degree in Area of Study
B.A. or M.A. in public history, history, or education

Interested in
A candidate that fits the organization’s internal culture

Schedule
Full Time non-Traditional Schedule (evenings, weekends, varies week to week)

Benefits Include
Health Insurance, Paid Vacation, Paid Sick/Personal Days

Management Styles of the Organization (you can find the descriptions of each style by following this link):
Pacesetting

Closing Date 
4/30/2019

Resumes should be sent to
Interested applicants should email a cover letter, resume, and list of three professional references with contact information to the Education and Tour Coordinator Search Committee at lchs@lchs.org by April 30, 2019. Mailed applications will not be accepted. No phone inquiries.

Interview Process
1-2 rounds of interviews (both phone and in-person)

Applicants will be notified if they do not get the job.

Please do not call  to inquire about this position.

Museum Educator/Assistant $13/hour

Position Title
Museum Educator/Assistant

Hiring Institution
Historic Newton

City, State
Newton, MA

Salary/Hourly Compensation
$13/Hour

Position Description
Through a stop on the Underground Railroad, a colonial farm house, and three historic burying grounds, Historic Newton tells the stories of the Newton Community within the context of American history. The Museum Educator & Assistant works as part of an enthusiastic, innovative team of educators committed to learning and sharing knowledge by creating participatory, educational experiences for audiences of all ages.

Join Historic Newton’s education team and tell the stories of the Jackson Homestead and Museum, a documented stop on the Underground Railroad, as well as those of enslaved people who freed themselves from bondage. At the Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds, discuss and debate what freedom meant to 18th century people of European descent, Native people, women, and people of African descent. Lead students on an exploration of their community’s history through Newton’s East Parish Burying Ground using headstones as primary sources.

Qualifications:
The Museum Educator/Assistant works both as a Museum Educator, to prepare, present, and develop education programs for groups from a variety of backgrounds, interests, and ages, and as a Museum Assistant, to greet, orient, and assist visitors and callers while maintaining a safe, clean museum environment.
An ideal candidate will have…
• Passion for history and interest to share knowledge with others.
• Enthusiasm for expanding personal knowledge.
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
• Ability to react positively and follow policy in reaction to unforeseen occurrences and emergencies.
• Confident, flexible, and professional attitude.
• Ability to work both weekend and weekday shifts at the Jackson Homestead and Museum and the Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds.
• Experience and confidence working with people of a variety of ages and backgrounds.
• Experience in teaching (especially in a museum setting) and/or customer service preferred.

Apply by April 15, 2019 by sending letter of interest, resume, and contact information for three references to Cynthia Cowan at education@historicnewton.org.

The position is hourly, at a pay of $13/hr.

Historic Newton is a public-private partnership between the Newton Historical Society and the City of Newton and an equal opportunity employer.

Preferred Degree in Area of Study
Bachelor’s in History, Museum Studies, or related field; Master’s (or Master’s in progress) preferred

Interested in
Only Local Applicants, Applicants who can start right away, A candidate that fits the organization’s internal culture

Schedule
Part Time

Benefits Include
Workplace Mentor, Paid Sick/Personal Days, Team Building Activities

Management Styles of the Organization (you can find the descriptions of each style by following this link):
Coaching

Closing Date 
4/15/2019

Resumes should be sent to
Please email your cover letter and references to Cynthia Cowan at education@historicnewton.org

Include the following with your resume
Cover Letter

Interview Process
We typically conduct one 30-60min interview that includes standard questions and some situational “What would you do” questions. If two candidates are highly qualified, a second interview may be requested, but this is rare.

Interview Follow Up 
It’s okay to email if we haven’t gotten back to applicants in the time we said we would.

Applicants will be notified if interviewed but not selected for the job.

Please do not call or drop in to inquire about this position.

Educator $18/hr

Position Title
Educator

Hiring Institution
Children’s Creativity Museum

City, State
San Francisco, CA

Salary/Hourly Compensation
$18/Hour

Position Description
The Educator works with the Education Manager, Program Manager, Educators, Education Interns, Volunteers and other staff to facilitate programming (field trips, workshops, summer camps) and serve the
general admission visitors in our exhibit spaces.

Responsibilities:
● Facilitate activities in exhibits spaces during general admission hours on a rotating basis
● Lead field trips and group visits for preK-8th grade classes of 20 to 36 students
● Assist with special events/workshops, including camps and Creative Group Workshops during school breaks
● Design and facilitate creative workshops for children ages 2-12
● Mentor and facilitate professional development trainings for Education Interns
● Prepare, maintain and troubleshoot equipment and supplies in the exhibit/production areas; identify and report status of exhibits and supplies
● Set up and clean up exhibit spaces according to CCM procedures before and after each designated field trip and during general admission hours
● Attendance at all department and staff meetings
● Other related duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:
● Bachelor’s degree
● Experience teaching or working with youth ages 2-12 in formal or informal education
● Experience interacting with and managing large groups
● Ability to teach a variety of ages in a non-classroom setting
● Ability to learn new software programs and communicate their uses to students and teachers

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
● Strong Interest in working with children
● Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills
● Strong organizational skills
● Self-motivated
● Great computer skills
● Interest in new technologies in the arts
● Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
● Experience with Maker Education desired
● Bilingual in English/Spanish is strongly preferred

Compensation:
CCM offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience and skills, a creative and collaborative work environment, and a generous benefits package including medical, dental, long-term disability, AD&D
and life insurance, as well as a voluntary 403(b) retirement savings plan.

The successful candidate must be able to interact in relevant, professional ways with persons from diverse backgrounds and/or with different learning styles. CCM is an equal opportunity employer
committed to diversity at all levels.

Preferred Degree in Area of Study
MA in Education, Museum Studies, or Art preferred

Quantified Level of Education vs. Years of Experience is Preferred 
Some College, Associates, Certificate, Highschool Diploma or GED, Bachelors and 0-3 years experience in the field, or Masters and 3-5 years experience

Interested in
Only Local Applicants, Applicants ONLY with direct experience to the position, Applicants that can be flexible with their schedule, A candidate that fits the organization’s internal culture, Bilingual in Spanish/English is strongly preferred

Schedule
Full Time non-Traditional Schedule (evenings, weekends, varies week to week)

Benefits Include
Health Insurance, Paid Vacation, Advancement opportunities, Raises (annual, cost of living, performance based, etc.), Professional Development Opportunities (conferences, webinars, coaching, etc.), Workplace Mentor, Paid Sick/Personal Days, Team Building Activities, Lactation Room, We support and abide by San Francisco’s Paid Parental Leave Ordinance

Management Styles of the Organization (you can find the descriptions of each style by following this link):
Coaching

Closing Date 
N/A

Resumes should be sent to
Please email your cover letter and resume to education@creativity.org with the following subject line: (Your First & Last Name – Educator Position)

Include the following with your resume
Cover Letter

Interview Process
After reviewing cover letters and resumes, selected candidates will be contacted for a 30 minute phone interview. Those who move on will come to the museum for an in-person interview with the hiring manager. Final candidates will participate in a group interview that includes discussing a skill exercise.

Interview Follow Up 
It’s okay to email if we haven’t gotten back to applicants in the time we said we would

Applicants will be notified if they do not get the job, notified if the decision is taking longer than anticipated

Please do not drop in to inquire about this position.

Director of Operations $10/hour

Position Title
Director of Operations

Hiring Institution
Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum and Leslie Science & Nature Center

City, State
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Salary/Hourly Compensation
$10/Hour

Position Description
Unity in Learning is an exciting partnership between Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, Leslie Science & Nature Center, and Yankee Air Museum that provides a unique path to hands-on discovery, exploration of the natural world, and experiences that take flight. We’re looking for energetic team players interested in science and youth development to join our dynamic Summer Camp staff team. Camp programs will be held at the Leslie Science & Nature Center in Ann Arbor and at Yankee Air Museum in Belleville.

There are a variety of seasonal full- and part-time Summer Camp Staff positions available, including: LSNC Educator, Yankee Air Museum Educator, Early Childhood Assistant, and Partnership Camps Assistant. Staff must be available to work Monday through Friday (including some early mornings and later evenings), June 17, 2019 – August 30, 2019 (June 17-July 27 for Yankee Air Museum Educators), and are required to attend a week-long training from June 9-14, 2019. First- year Summer Camp staff will be paid an hourly rate starting at $10/hour.

Only online applications are accepted. Detailed job descriptions, deadlines, and application available on our website: https://www.lesliesnc.org/camps/camp-jobs


Preferred Degree in Area of Study
N/A

Quantified Level of Education vs. Years of Experience is Preferred 
Masters

Interested in
A candidate that fits the organization’s internal culture

Schedule
Seasonal

Benefits Include
Advancement opportunities, Professional Development Opportunities (conferences, webinars, coaching, etc.), Workplace Mentor, Team Building Activities

Management Styles of the Organization (you can find the descriptions of each style by following this link):
Coaching

Closing Date 
5/31/2019

Resumes should be sent to
Only online applications are accepted: https://www.lesliesnc.org/camps/camp-jobs Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis with preference given to those who apply early. You will need the following materials to complete your application:
• Your preference for which group interview day you would prefer to attend—Sunday, March 17 or Saturday, March 23). There is a place to indicate this on the application form.
• Contact information for three references that are persons unrelated to the applicant. (including phone and email)
• A current resume. (PDF only)
• Answers to these four short-answer questions (300 words or less per answer, PDF only)
1. What inspired you to apply for a position as a Unity in Learning Summer Camp Educator? What would you hope to learn or achieve in this role?
2. Summer Camp Educators are responsible not just for leading camp, but also for planning educational camp activities, completing paperwork, cleaning camp buildings and caring for materials. In addition, Summer Camp Educators work with and are responsible for the safety of all campers and volunteers, ages 4-17. What do you anticipate would be the most challenging aspect of this job for you, and why?
3. Describe a past situation in which you had a conflict with a friend or coworker, or an employer or an authority of some kind (teacher, parent, coach). What was the conflict? Who was involved? What did you do? What was the outcome? What did you learn from the situation?
4. What is the point of summer camp? What is a Summer Camp Educator’s role in fulfilling the purpose of summer camp?

Interview Process
Group interviews on March 17 and 23

Interview Follow Up 
It’s okay to email if we haven’t gotten back to applicants in the time we said we would, We expect a thank you email after applicants have been interviewed

Please do not drop in to inquire about this position.

Assistant Program Manager $20.00/Hour

Position Title
Assistant Program Manager

Hiring Institution
Children’s Creativity Museum

City, State
San Francisco, CA

Salary/Hourly Compensation
$20/Hour

Position Description
The Assistant Program Manager assists the Program Manager in the management of museum operations and public programs. The Assistant Program Manager assesses and fulfills staffing needs while functioning as a Floor Coordinator and Team Leader to Floor Staff.

Preferred Degree in Area of Study
N/A

Quantified Level of Education vs. Years of Experience is Preferred 
Bachelors and 0-3 years experience in the field

Interested in
Applicants who can start right away, A candidate that fits the organization’s internal culture

Schedule
Full Time non-Traditional Schedule (evenings, weekends, varies week to week)

Benefits Include
Health Insurance, Paid Vacation, Advancement opportunities, Raises (annual, cost of living, performance based, etc.), Professional Development Opportunities (conferences, webinars, coaching, etc.), Workplace Mentor, Paid Sick/Personal Days, Paid parental leave, Team Building Activities

Management Styles of the Organization (you can find the descriptions of each style by following this link):
Participative

Closing Date 
N/A

Resumes should be sent to
Please email your cover letter and resume to education@creativity.org with the
following subject line: (Your First & Last Name – Assistant Program Manager Position)

Include the following with your resume
Cover Letter

Interview Process
Phone interview, Face to Face interview, and final Panel Interview.

Interview Follow Up 
It’s okay to email if we haven’t gotten back to applicants in the time we said we would

Please do not call or drop in to inquire about this position.

Applicants will be notified if they do not get the job and notified if the decision is taking longer than anticipated

Curatorial Assistant, American Art (Fixed-Term) $25/Hour

Position Title
Curatorial Assistant, American Art (Fixed-Term)

Hiring Institution
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

City, State
San Francisco

Salary/Hourly Compensation
$25/Hour

Position Description
The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco is seeking a Curatorial Assistant, American Art for a fixed-term position of approximately 6 months.

Under the supervision of the Curator-in-Charge, American Art, the Curatorial Assistant provides support to the curatorial staff in the day-to-day operation of the American Art Department and the American Art Study Center. They assist in administrative tasks generated by the collection, its oversight, installation, conservation, photography, publication, etc.; writing labels and other interpretive materials; interfacing with the general public; and, depending on experience, participation in temporary exhibition planning, research, and implementation.

Typical Duties and Responsibilities:

Participates in the day-to-day administrative operations of the department, including in-house actions required for the permanent collection’s maintenance and exhibition; correspondence pertaining to in-coming and out-going loans; inquiries from other institutions, the press, and public, following institutional and departmental protocol and procedures.
Assists with correspondence with scholars and facilitates research visits to the American Art Study Center by colleagues from the broader museum/academic community. Assists with permanent collection and loan exhibition tours for visitors.
Works with the Registration Department to ensure proper documentation of the collection, including acquisitions, deaccessioning, research, and logistics.
Assists with maintenance of departmental files.
Assists with monitoring activities on the art market, the auction houses, and private dealers.
Participates in the preparation of exhibition research, loans and related educational materials.
Generates and tracks work / technician / conservation / publications/ photo requests and purchase orders required to engage the assistance of other Museum departments.
Preparation of digital presentations, vetting American art books to be ordered, and directed research projects.
Minimum Qualifications

Education: Bachelor’s Degree in art history required and a knowledge of American art preferred.

Work Experience: 1-2 years of curatorial experience or other relevant museum experience.

Skills and Abilities:

Good general knowledge of American art, history, and culture.
Responsive to supervision and flexible in meeting shifting priorities.
Exceptional written and oral communication skills.
Exceptional interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with others.
Exceptional organizational skills and ability to meet deadlines.
Familiarity with both traditional and contemporary methods of art history research.
Ability to conduct directed and independent research.
Ability to multi task in a fast paced work environment with strong follow through
Exceptional energy, initiative and productivity.
Ability of achieve and sustain best curatorial practices.
Strong communication and computer skills, strong customer service orientation.
Strong arts / aesthetic background and interests.
Familiarity with standard museum operations and practices is essential.
This is a fixed-term position for approximately 6 months, beginning mid to late February and will be eligible for our benefits package.

Application Deadline: Open until filled

Preferred Degree in Area of Study
Bachelor of art history, Bachelor of Museum Studies

Quantified Level of Education vs. Years of Experience is Preferred 
Bachelors and 0-3 years experience in the field

Interested in Hiring Applicants ONLY with direct experience to the position

Schedule
Temporary

Benefits Include
Health Insurance, Paid Vacation, Paid Sick/Personal Days, Lactation Room

Closing Date 
Open until filled

Management Styles of the Organization (you can find the descriptions of each style by following this link)
N/A

Resumes should be sent to
Register and upload to FAMSF Snaphire Site

Include the following with your resume
Cover Letter

Interview Process
Group Interview

Interview Follow Up 
It’s okay to call if we haven’t gotten back to applicants in the time we said we would, It’s okay to email if we haven’t gotten back to applicants in the time we said we would

Please do not call, email, or drop in to inquire about this position.

Applicants WILL be notified if they get the job.

Public Programs Manager ($29,000 – $33,000)

Position Title:
Public Programs Manager

Hiring Institution:
Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum

City, State:
Ann Arbor, MI

Salary/Hourly Compensation:
$29,000 – $33,000, plus benefits

Preferred Degree in Area of Study:
Required Education and Experience Minimum of four years of related experience or a Bachelor’s degree, is required. Strong organization and project management abilities; ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously. Excellent verbal and written communication skills with demonstrated ability to communicate with a broad range of ages and interests. Patience and understanding in managing potentially difficult situations. Ability to stay calm when dealing with emergencies. Ability to multi-task, stay organized, and work collegially within a small organization. Demonstrated leadership and training skills. Must be extremely service-oriented and work well within a team environment. General computer literacy. Preferred Education and Experience A Bachelor’s degree or certification in early childhood education, science, science education or technology, museum studies, or a related field. Experience in Museum or non-profit administration. Additional Eligibility Qualifications A valid driver’s license and access to reliable transportation is required.

Position Description:
Public Programs Manager
Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum is looking for a creative, service-oriented, and flexible individual to manage our dynamic gallery and public programming. The ideal candidate is a self-starter who enjoys working on multiple projects at a fast pace, as well as interacting with diverse visitors, volunteers, and staff. This individual is responsible for working closely with our Director of Programs to manage the long-range planning, execution, and success of gallery and weekend public programs, evening and peak-season programming, birthday parties, and preschool programs. Salary: $29,000 – $33,000, plus benefits. Full job description and application information: https://www.aahom.org/jobs.

More information about the job can be found here.

Schedule:
Full Time non-Traditional Schedule (evenings, weekends, varies week to week)

Benefits Include:
Health Insurance, Paid Vacation, Advancement opportunities, Raises (annual, cost of living, performance based, etc.), Professional Development Opportunities (conferences, webinars, coaching, etc.), Paid Sick/Personal Days, Team Building Acitivites, Lactation Room

Interested in hiring:
Applicants that can be flexible with their schedule, Applicants who can start right away, A candidate that fits the organization’s internal culture

Closing Date:
None listed

Management Styles of the Organization (you can find the descriptions of each style by following this link):
Management style is Coaching.

Resumes should be sent to:
jobs@aahom.org

Please do not __ to inquire:
Call, Email, Drop In

Include the following with your resume:
All submitted materials must be in PDF form. To be considered for a first-round interview, apply by December 14. This position is open until filled.
1. Please describe what you see as the role and purpose of the Public Programs Manager position for the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum. Include how you believe this position should impact our visitors, our staff, and our community. (Max. 150 words)
2. Describe a work or volunteer experience that demonstrates the skills and/or characteristics you have that would make you an effective public programs manager. (Max. 150 words)
3. Please share a story from your work experience about when you made a mistake. Describe the situation. What did you do? What was the outcome? What did you learn or what would you do differently in the future? (Max. 300 words)
4. Explain your understanding of diversity and inclusion. What does commitment to diversity and inclusion at our museum look like to you? (300 words)

Interview Process:
We will hold one interview with a potential second interview. The interview will include a presentation of pre-assignments and is expected to last 90-120 minutes.

Theory & Practice Call for Submissions Spring 2019

T&PHeadline1000 (1)Call for Papers: Theory and Practice: The Emerging Museum Professionals Journal is accepting Abstracts for consideration for its second volume: “Museum Futures: Diversity, Inclusivity, and Social Justice.”

Abstract Deadline: DEADLINE EXTENDED! Wednesday, December 19, 2018.

The future of museums is constantly in question, yet the shifting priorities of museums throughout history have shown that museums are, in fact, adaptable.

In our second volume in the “Museum Futures” series, we seek to engage in a dialogue about how issues of diversity, inclusivity, and social justice will affect how museums interact with objects, visitors, and their communities at-large. What do we mean when we speak about diversity? How can museums expand the ways in which they are inclusive? What is the role of the museum in the examination and implementation of social justice?

This volume seeks to answer these questions by exploring the transdisciplinary theories involved in museum studies, as well as what we learn from being practitioners within museums.

Submission Requirements:

  • Name and email
  • Title
  • Abstract (up to 250 words)
  • Author bio (up to 200 words)
  • Keywords (up to 5)

Deadline for Abstract is December 3, 2018 to be included in the spring 2019 issue. Submission of research papers, presentations, exhibition reviews, and book reviews are welcome. MLA, APA, and Chicago style citations are welcome as we realize the inherent transdisciplinarity of the museum field.

Authors will be notified of their accepted proposals no later than December 15, 2018.

Submissions should be made online by clicking here. If you have any questions, please email T&P Editor Kelsey Picken, theoryandpractice@nationalempnetwork.org.

Theory and Practice: The Emerging Museum Professionals Journal is coproduced by The Museum Scholar and the National Emerging Museum Professionals Network. There are no fees for participation and all articles will be free for all to read.

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Join our Board of Directors!

The NEMPN is currently recruiting for 4 new board members for the position of General Board Member. This position requires 20 volunteer hours each month and must serve on one of the NEMPN Board Committees. The position is a two year engagement and can be renewed up to 3 times.

Board Responsibilities Include:

  • Voting on all voting decisions
  • Volunteering on a NEMPN Board Committee
  • Participating in 5 board meetings a year (required to attend at least 4)
  • Attend at least one Leaders Meeting with all of NEMPN’s Chapter Leaders
  • Promoting and supporting NEMPN’s mission and vision
  • Share ideas on the direction and focus of NEMPN
  • Adhere to the bi-laws and governing principles of NEMPN
  • Sign an annual conflict-of-interest disclosure and update it during the year if necessary, as well as disclose potential conflicts before meetings and actual conflicts during meetings
  • Maintain confidentiality about all internal matters of the organization
  • Volunteers for and willingly accepts assignments and completes them thoroughly and on time

The ideal candidate will be a museum professional looking for ways to be more connected in the museum field or make an impact in the museum field.  

National EMP Network is dedicated to equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility in the museum field and strive to include the voices of diverse populations of culture, race, ethnicity, socioeconomic class, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, geographical region, political affiliation, and disability. When NEMPN uses the strengths and different perspectives that each individual offers, we feel we are in a better position to serve the entire community of Emerging Museum Professionals more effectively.

All meetings are held electronically via Google Hangouts or via a conference line.

National EMP Network’s mission is to engage museum professionals across all stages of their careers in building vibrant communities of networking, knowledge exchange, and resource sharing.

The National Emerging Museum Professionals Network envisions communities in which museum professionals make meaningful connections within and across backgrounds, disciplines, and institutions by providing leadership, responding to changing needs, enriching experiences, growing capabilities, sharing resources, advocating for the museum profession, and connecting groups on a local and national level.

If you are interested in joining the NEMPN Board of Directors please send your resume, 3 references, and a statement of interest to president@nationalempnetwork.org by December 15th, 2018.