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  • 08/28/2020 12:32 PM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

    The National Civil Rights Museum

    https://www.civilrightsmuseum.org/

    JOB TITLE: Collections Manager/Registrar

    REPORTS TO: Director of Interpretation, Collections & Education

    FLSA: Exempt

    SALARY: $50,000 - $60,000

    The National Civil Rights Museum seeks an organized and dynamic individual to fulfill its full-time collections manager/registrar position. A critical member of the Interpretation, Collections & Education team, the collections manager/registrar will oversee the care of the museum’s collections as well as permanent and temporary exhibitions. The collections manager/registrar will play a pivotal role in the museum’s digitization of its collections (as specified in its strategic plan), and its rapid response collection initiatives. The ideal candidate will be fluent in collections database management software, and current social media platforms.

    Organization:

    The NATIONAL CIVIL RIGHTS MUSEUM, located at the historic Lorraine Motel where civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated, honors and preserves the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. We chronicle the American Civil Rights Movement and tell the story of the ongoing struggle for human rights. We educate and serve as a catalyst to inspire action to create positive social change. Since the Museum opened in 1991, millions of visitors from around the world have come, including more than 90,000 student visits annually.

    A Smithsonian Affiliate and an internationally acclaimed cultural institution, the Museum is recognized as a 2019 National Medal Award recipient by the Institute of Museums and Library Services (IMLS), the top national honor for museums and libraries. It is a TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Top 5% U.S. Museum, USA Today's Top 10 Best American Iconic Attractions; Top 10 Best Historical Spots in the U.S. by TLC's Family Travel; Must See by the Age of 15 by Budget Travel and Kids; Top 10, American Treasures by USA Today; and Best Memphis Attraction by The Commercial Appeal and the Memphis Business Journal.

    POSITION SUMMARY

    The Collections Manager and Registrar is responsible for the overall care of the collection of the National Civil Rights Museum by developing and implementing policies and procedures that ensure the proper documentation, indemnification, protection, movement, and installation of works of art, objects, artifacts, and material culture. The Collections Manager/ Registrar also makes the collection accessible to the museum’s internal and external audiences while ensuring the museum maintains a high level of accuracy and operates at the highest professional and ethical standards as established by the American Alliance of Museums. Serving as the primary contact for public and media inquiries regarding the collection, the Collections Manager also continually researches the collection and possible acquisitions. The position reports to the Director of Interpretation, Collections & Education.

    As the museum ventures into its next phase, the Collections Manager/ Registrar will serve as the lead for the organization’s ventures into digitizing its collections and digital collecting.

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

    • Masters degree preferred, with a focus in Museum Studies, Public History or related field

    • 3 - 5 years of museum related experience required, or any equivalent education and

    experience that would demonstrate ability to meet essential functions of the position

    • Must have demonstrated education or knowledge of African American history/studies

    and/or the American Civil Rights Movement

    • Skills in collections management, exhibit handling, art handling and shipping, and administration required

    • Experience with collections management software (PastPerfect), and Microsoft Office

    • Strong administrative and organizational skills

    • Familiarity with operating a digital camera and scanner

    • Familiarity with collections digitization

    • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team and across departments in a fast- paced dynamic environment.

    • Ability to work in a self-directed capacity

    • Supervisory experience preferred

    • Strong problem-solving & project management skills

    • Able to make sound judgments, multi-task effectively, meet deadlines and achieve organizational goals and objectives.

    • Must possess a valid state driver’s license

    APPLY

    Please see attached document for detailed job description.

    Interested candidates must submit:

    • Resume or CV

    • Cover letter

    All submissions must be sent via email to:

    Dr. Noelle Trent

    Director of Interpretation, Collections & Education

    ntrent@civilrightsmuseum.org

    office: 901.527.4069

    Submission deadline: September 14, 2020 11:59 PM CENTRAL

    Incomplete applications will not be reviewed

    JOB TITLE: Collections Manager/Registrar

    REPORTS TO: Director of Interpretation, Collections, & Education

    FLSA: Exempt

    SALARY: $50,000 - $60,000

    DATE REVISED: August 15, 2020

    _________________________________________


  • 08/20/2020 6:09 PM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

    TN Arts Director of Arts Education Position Open

    Posted Aug 19, 2020 | Posted in: Arts EducationArts Education News

    From Ann Brown, Associate Director of Grants –

    The Tennessee Arts Commission seeks a full-time Program Director of Arts Education. Under the supervision of the Associate Director of Grants, this position cultivates the arts for the benefit of all Tennesseans and their communities to prepare students of all ages for success in school, career, and life. Specifically, the position develops and leads grants, programs, and special initiatives associated with Arts Education from vision to implementation.

    This Director position is responsible for leading the development and administration of state and federal grants to arts organizations, nonarts organizations, schools, and individuals offering arts education projects; designing and executing arts education events, programs, and initiatives such as the Tennessee Arts & Arts Education Conference, Poetry Out Loud State Contest, Tennessee Arts Education Data Project, and Teaching Artist Roster; and providing technical assistance to organizations, educators, and communities developing arts education programs and projects.

    A Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university and significant professional experience in arts education (in a traditional school setting or a nonprofit organization) is desired. A Bachelor’s Degree and three years’ experience in arts education, arts administration, and/or nonprofit management is required. A background in the arts is desired.

    For a complete job description and more information about how to apply, visit the posted position on the State of Tennessee website, click on the External Candidates box on the left, and search Job ID #10737.

    The Tennessee Arts Commission is an equal opportunity employer.


  • 08/14/2020 2:28 PM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

    Collections Data Manager, Hampton University Museum

    Description

    The Hampton University Museum invites nominations and applications for a Collections Data Manager beginning no later than September 1, 2020.


    Founded in 1868, Hampton University is a leading historically black university (HBCU) located on the Virginia Peninsula in the City of Hampton.  It is a privately endowed, co-educational, nonsectarian institution.  The Hampton University Museum was founded in 1868 and is the oldest African American Museum in the nation and one of the oldest museums in Virginia.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    The Hampton University Museum seeks a Collections Data Manager to join a team dedicated to providing full digital access to the African American Art Collection of over 3000 works.

    The Collections Data Manager will be responsible for retrospective cataloguing of the Hampton University Museums Fine Arts Collection in the cataloging system, PAST PERFECT utilizing best practices in the cataloguing of works of art.  Reporting to the Director, and working closely with the Curator of Collections, the Collections Manager, will focus on transcribing a critical mass of information about the Museum’s Fine Art Collection from source documents such as curatorial files, accession records, and Data bases.

    • ·      Perform data “clean-up” as needed.
    • ·      Assist in the implementation of data standards and data entry guidelines.
    • ·      Coordinate with PastPerfect to facilitate the Data Conversion from two Excel Spread Sheets to PastPerfect
    • ·      Organize, compile, and digitize (as needed) source documents relating to individual works of art in the collection.
    • ·      Enter compiled data in collections information management system (PAST PERFECT) adhering to established standards and guidelines.
    • ·      Confer regularly with Museum team to ensure accuracy of information and the use of appropriate authority tools
    • ·      Coordinate with Curatorial Team to work with Student Interns
    • ·      Train Staff on new developments with PastPefect
    • ·      Attend weekly team meetings.

    Qualifications

    • Ideal candidates will have a Bachelor’s degree in art, art history, museum studies, information sciences, or related discipline. One must have the ability to work independently and efficiently to produce consistent, high quality results over long-term project.  The candidate must also possess a high degree of organization, self-motivation, and great attention to detail is critical; excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
    • The candidate should have an interest in museums, art history, visual culture and show proficiency using multiple operating systems (Windows,) and basic software including Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Photo Shop. Past experience with Excel and PAST PERFECT is essential.
    • The position reports to the Director and the Curator of Collections
    • Schedule: 40 hours per week
    • This position is a 3 year, full-time, grant funded position. No benefits are provided

    How to Apply

    Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  Applicants should submit a Hampton University Application for Employment for faculty, a letter outlining the candidate's experience in the museum field, experience with data entry and museum registration, a resume, and three letters of recommendation on company letterhead. Applications may be submitted electronically to vanessa.thaxton-ward@hamptonu.edu or mailed to:


    Vanessa D. Thaxton-Ward, Ph. D.

    Director

    Hampton University Museum

    Hampton, VA  23668

    (757) 727-5508


  • 08/13/2020 8:22 AM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)
     
    Job Details
    Curator
    Agency: Department of Arkansas Heritage (DAH)
    Office: Mosaic Templars Cultural Center
    Section:
    Date Posted: 08/11/2020
    Posting Expires: 08/28/2020
    Summary
    The Curator is responsible for developing and managing museum collections and exhibit programs, as well as assisting the supervisor in administering museum activities. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency policy.
    Typical Functions
    Acquires museum items, by purchase or acceptance of donations, to develop and ensure collection growth in the museum, archives, and library. Researches and writes history and descriptions of collection items, to properly illustrate displays, and catalogs items. Develops and implements a conservation program, to preserve the collections, and monitors the maintenance and storage of exhibits. Selects and develops museum exhibitions and directs and coordinates exhibit activities. Analyzes and recommends museum needs to supervisor and participates in policy and procedure development. Reviews financial information to project needs, prepares budget for supervisor’s approval, and monitors expenditures. Performs related responsibilities as required or assigned.
    Special Job Dimensions
    Occasional in-state and weekend travel is required.
    Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills
    Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, and human resources. Knowledge of historical events and their causes, indicators, and effects on civilizations and cultures. Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods, including alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media. Ability to develop specific goals and plans to preserve and organize museum collections. Ability to effectively communicate in verbal and written formats.
    Minimum Education and/or Experience
    The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in history, anthropology, art history or related field; plus two years of experience in research and authentication of historic items, creation of historic exhibits and displays or a related field.
    Preferred Qualifications
    Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
    Must possess a valid Arkansas driver’s license. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.
    Agency Specific Information
    **PLEASE READ IMPORTANT INFORMATION BELOW REGARDING THIS POSITION**

    This is a full time position with the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center in Little Rock, a division of the Arkansas Department of Parks Heritage and Tourism in Little Rock. This position has a salary of $40,340 per year, and offers a full benefit package including paid holidays, annual and sick leave, health and life insurance and retirement. For more information about us please visit us at 501 W. Ninth St., Little Rock or on the web at www.mosaictemplarscenter.com and www.arkansasheritage.com

    Job Duties:
    • Accessions and catalogs artifacts according to best museum practices as set forth in the agency policy manual.
    • Prepares and cares for historical items. Responsible for appropriate handling and care of artifacts used in exhibits. Stays updated on modern conservation techniques and methods and archival mounting techniques. Consults with agency director on the possible effects of specific environmental conditions on artifacts in exhibits.
    • Coordinates and leads exhibit installation including but not limited to writing exhibition text.
    • Stores, transports, and handles artifacts.
    • Maintains all files associated with the collection.
    • Photographs artifacts for documentary and insurance purposes.
    • Produces quarterly insurance reports, general facility reports, and other relevant reports, as needed.
    • Conducts annual inventory of all collections.
    • Leads the planning, development, and implementation of temporary and permanent exhibitions including working with external vendors and museum sites
    • Acts as a resource on African American history in Arkansas including answering reference inquiries, consulting with donors, assisting with grant writing, and serving on statewide committees
    • Performs Other Duties as Assigned.

    Required Qualifications:
    The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in history, anthropology, art history or related field; plus two years of experience in research and authentication of historic items, creation of historic exhibits and displays or a related field.

    Preferred Qualifications:
    The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in history, African American history, art history or related field; plus two years’ experience in research and authentication of historic items, creation of historic exhibits and displays or related field OR the formal education equivalent of a master’s degree in history, public history, archives, library science, museology or related field; substantial experience in conducting research on topics of African American history; experience with designing and implementing exhibitions.

    Special Requirements:
    • Occasional work other than normal office hours including evenings and weekends.
    • Occasional in-state and/or out-of state travel for research and workshops may be required.
    • Valid Arkansas drivers license.
    • A pre-employment criminal background check is required.
    • Position is subject to drug screening.

    Benefits:
    This position offers a full benefit package including paid holidays, annual and sick leave, health and life insurance and retirement.

    The Work History section of the application must be completed in its entirety. Incomplete applications will not be processed.

    Thank you for your interest.

    Follow this link to apply:

    https://www.ark.org/arstatejobs/index.php?ina_sec_csrf=130419519475c67d141084031131fe65&ac:show:show_job=1&agencyid=237&jobid=115652

    Job Details
    Position No.: 22134010
    Class Code: P016C
    Grade: GS07
    Salary Range: $40,340.00 - $58,493.00 per year
    Background
    check required?
    Yes
    Job Type: Full Time
    Location Information
    Job City: Little Rock
    Job County/Region: Pulaski


  • 08/11/2020 12:05 PM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

    Job Description:

    The Kentucky Museum at Western Kentucky University offers one paid 24-month Term Assistant Curator For Folk Art Luce Foundation Fellowship (TAC for Folk Art), which begins in September 2020 or as soon as position is filled. The TAC for Folk Art will direct a Folk Art Digitization Project that will document and digitize the Folk Art Collection. Featuring approximately 750 works from the 1780s to the present, this Collection represents a broad range of Kentucky artistic and craft traditions. The TAC will also supervise the work of the WKU Folk Studies graduate student hired to assist with documentation and digitization efforts. The TAC for Folk Art will also support the work of the Term Assistant Curator for the Quilt Collection hired as part of this grant-funded project. They will also evaluate the Folk Art Collection for its compliance with the Museum's Collection Plan and make recommendations for possible acquisitions/areas to emphasize.

    Knowledge and Skills Considered Essential for Success:

    * Experience in a university museum a plus.

    * Previous experience using collection management software a plus.

    * Knowledge of Photoshop or similar photo editing software a plus.

    * Previous supervisory experience a plus.

    * Excellent artifact research skills.

    * Excellent written and verbal skills.

    * Excellent interpersonal skills.

    * Excellent organizational and planning skills including the ability to manage multiple assignments concurrently.

    * Ability to work independently and as a member of a team.

    Reports to the Kentucky Museum Registrar/Collections Curator.

    Requirements:

    * Master's Degree or higher in Museum Studies, Folklore, Art History or related field.

    * Experience with museum artifact collections.

    * Demonstrated interest and/or experience in American Folk Art.

    * Basic photography skills.

    * Technical proficiency with personal computers and Microsoft Office suite.

    * Must be able to climb ladders and lift up to 20 pounds.

    For the complete job description and instructions on how to apply, go to http://wku.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=123809.


  • 08/05/2020 8:25 AM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

    Archives Technician

    William J. Clinton Presidential Library -Little Rock, AR

    Summary

    Incumbent serves as an Archives Technician in the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) at the William J Clinton Presidential Library. Incumbent performs non-professional, quasi-professional and technical work that supports access to archival holdings and physical and intellectual control over records. The work encompasses reference, researcher assistance and other customer services, processing, accessioning, arranging, describing, preserving, and reformatting of records.

    Responsibilities

    As a ARCHIVES TECHNICIAN, you will:

    • Provide written or oral "first-line" reference assistance and consultation, respond to all forms of inquiry concerning NARA's archival holdings, in original or surrogate format, by using complex finding aid systems and related archival sources, in both electronic and analog formats.
    • Perform detailed and complex arrangement work following a plan (or guidance) approved by supervisor or team leader.
    • Independently evaluate the physical condition of records in the course of other duties and alert supervisor or other designated staff to condition problems that limit access or threaten the safety of records.
    • Prepare online catalog descriptions of holdings at all levels according to NARA lifecycle standards, policies, and procedures.
    • Assist in accessioning and disposal of all record types under the guidance of an archivist or archives specialist.

    To learn more about this position and to apply, follow this link:

    https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/575217400

  • 07/21/2020 8:24 AM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

    The National Civil Rights Museum

    https://www.civilrightsmuseum.org/

    JOB TITLE: Exhibition Designer/Preparator

    REPORTS TO: Director of Interpretation, Collections & Education

    FLSA: Exempt

    SALARY: $45,000 - $55,000

    The National Civil Rights Museum seeks an innovative and creative individual as an exhibition designer/ preparator who as a critical part of its Interpretation, Collections & Education team, and will collaborate with museum partners on upcoming exhibitions. The exhibition designer/preparator will have the opportunity to serve as part of the museum’s rapid response exhibition team as highlighted in Museum Magazine’s March/April 2019 issue.

    Organization:

    The NATIONAL CIVIL RIGHTS MUSEUM, located at the historic Lorraine Motel where civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated, honors and preserves the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. We chronicle the American Civil Rights Movement and tell the story of the ongoing struggle for human rights. We educate and serve as a catalyst to inspire action to create positive social change. Since the Museum opened in 1991, millions of visitors from around the world have come, including more than 90,000 student visits annually.

    A Smithsonian Affiliate and an internationally acclaimed cultural institution, the Museum is recognized as a 2019 National Medal Award recipient by the Institute of Museums and Library Services (IMLS), the top national honor for museums and libraries. It is a TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Top 5% U.S. Museum, USA Today's Top 10 Best American Iconic Attractions; Top 10 Best Historical Spots in the U.S. by TLC's Family Travel; Must See by the Age of 15 by Budget Travel and Kids; Top 10, American Treasures by USA Today; and Best Memphis Attraction by The Commercial Appeal and the Memphis Business Journal.

    POSITION SUMMARY

    The Exhibition Designer/Preparator is responsible for the maintenance of the museum’s permanent and changing exhibitions as well as the design, planning, creation, and production of exhibitions in the museum’s traditional and nontraditional spaces in both onsite and offsite. The Exhibition Designer/Preparator collaborates with the Operations Department in the execution of maintenance and cleaning in the museum’s exhibition and historic spaces. This position manages all vendors and contractors conducting repairs within the exhibition space, and facilitates the request for quote process. They also work closely with the Collections Manager/Registrar on the overall conditions of the permanent exhibitions, incoming loans, and traveling exhibitions. Designer/Preparator is a key member of the Interpretation, Collections, and Education team. They are expected to contribute to the development of projects, programs, and exhibitions.

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

    Preferred Bachelors Degree in Art, design, architecture, museum studies, or related fields and with two to four (2-4) years of experience in Museum Exhibition and/or maintenance

    Knowledge of the design and construction of Museum exhibitions including standard tools, practices and methods used for painting, carpentry, use and fabrics, plastics, mechanical fasteners, and adhesives, et. al.

    Proficient in CAD, Adobe, and/or other digital design software.

    Familiarity with appropriate suppliers and sources for qualified labor assistance,

    Experience designing crates to transport artwork, handling sensitive work, and knowledge of Museum standards

    Ability to perform work utilizing safe work practices, consistent with Museum policies and procedures and OSHA standards

    Ability to climb ladders, handle power tools

    Demonstrate commitment and flexibility in order to achieve high quality service Must possess a valid State Driver’s License

    APPLY

    Please see attached document for detailed job description.

    Interested candidates must submit:

    Resume

    Cover letter

    Exhibition design portfolio – pdf format or via link

    All submission must be sent via email to:

    Dr. Noelle Trent

    Director of Interpretation, Collections & Education

    ntrent@civilrightsmuseum.org

    office: 901.527.4069

    Incomplete applications will not be reviewed


PO Box 330984   Nashville, TN 37203   (615) 495-3354   tnmuseums@gmail.com

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