Thursday, December 2, 2010

Employment Opportunities

Executive Director
John F. Peto Studio Museum
The newly created John F. Peto Studio Museum seeks a dynamic, proactive, collaborative candidate for a full-time, year round Executive Director position. The Museum, located in the historic town of Island Heights, New Jersey, is the recently restored home and studio of the renowned American 19th century still life painter, John Frederick Peto. The mission is to preserve the legacy of John F. Peto by creating and maintaining his studio as a working museum.  The emphasis will be on fostering educational opportunities in the arts, while serving as a partner in the community. This is a unique and exciting opportunity for the qualified professional to help build the Museum from its infancy to a national level stature.
The Executive Director, reporting to the Board of Trustees, is responsible for the successful leadership and management of the Museum according to the strategic direction set by the Board of Trustees.
Principal Duties:
Understanding the need to multi-task in today’s museum world, the Executive Director will have a hands-on role in many facets of the Museum’s operations. The principal duties of the Executive Director include:
  • Lead the Museum in the achievement of its mission and vision by exercising strong management skills, including the supervision of staff and volunteers.
  • Initiate, develop and secure diverse funding and grant sources and maintain relationships with current donors and funding organizations.
  • Oversee overall operations of the Museum including: staff management, volunteer management, policy decisions, and facility management.
  • Work with Board of Trustees to establish goals, policy, strategy and budget
  • Develop a strong volunteer core by recruiting, training and supervising volunteers.
  • Oversee the conservation, exhibition, housing and growth of the Museum’s collections.
  • Manage the Museum’s public relations and communication plan, including advertising strategy, newsletter, web-site and promotional materials.
  • Represent the museum to the public and professional organizations.
  • Travel regionally to expand the Museum’s profile and opportunities.
  • Other appropriate duties as assigned.
  • Professional training in museum leadership, education, or a related field with a minimum of a baccalaureate degree; master’s degree preferred.
  • Significant experience in a leadership position in a successful organization.
  • A successful and demonstrated track record of fund-raising is highly desirable.
  • An understanding of operations, goal setting, strategic planning, program development, project management, marketing, and personnel management both volunteer and paid staff.
  • Demonstrated financial management skills: administration of funds according to budget, bookkeeping and accounting procedures.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills required.
  • A demonstrated capacity to engage the community and to facilitate the Museum’s role as an integral part of the community.
  • Ability to work effectively with a variety of stakeholders.
  • Ability to work independently and assume direct responsibility for complex tasks.
  • Physical requirements: Ability to climb stairs-the museum is a restored 2 ½ story historic house without an elevator. Willing and able to move and unpack boxes of artifacts, antiques and small pieces of furniture to set up the Museum.
  • Willing to travel as required to represent the Museum.
Application Submission-Deadline: December 31, 2010
Anticipated start date February 2011. Review of applications will begin on January 3, 2011 and will continue until the position is filled
Application Materials to Include:
  • Cover letter to address: comparable work life and/or life experience and past success, interest in the mission of the museum and fund-raising capacity
  • Current resume
  • Three professional references with contact details
  • Salary requirements
  • Any additional supportive materials
Application materials should be sent by mail or electronically to:
Executive Director Search Committee
John F. Peto Studio Museum
PO Box 1022
Island Heights, NJ  08732
All applications will be treated confidentially until finalists are identified
An Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Organization


November 5, 2010

Paid Summer Internships at The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art
Positions for Summer 2011 are in the Art Library, Asian Art, Education, Modern and Contemporary Art, Public Relations, Registration, and Technical Production.
The internship consists of ten, 40-hour weeks from May 27 – August 4, 2011.  Interns earn $11.25 per hour (less taxes) and are paid bi-weekly. Interns are responsible for their own housing (the Museum will assist with locating nearby rentals).
Candidates must be graduating seniors or current graduate students. International students must have a current US Visa and be eligible to work in the US.  The positions require fingerprinting.  The Museum encourages students from all backgrounds to apply and is committed to a culturally diverse group.
Position descriptions and the application are available on at
The application deadline is March 1, 2011.
Located on a 66-acre estate on Sarasota Bay, The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art is the State Art Museum of Florida. The Museum of Art offers 21 galleries of European paintings as well as Cypriot antiquities, Asian art, American paintings, and contemporary art. The campus also includes Cà d’Zan, the Ringling historic mansion; the Circus Museum; the Tibbals Learning Center; and The Historic Asolo Theater.  As a division of Florida State University, the Ringling estate is one of the largest university museum complexes in the nation.
Site Name and Address: Purdue University – Department of Agricultural Communication – West Lafayette, IN
Position Title: Exhibit Specialist
Educational Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Technology, Industrial Design, Visual Design, or related field.
Experience Required: Two years experience in exhibit design, fabrication, and installation.    
Position Description: The exhibit specialist is instrumental in all aspects of the department's traveling exhibit program. The exhibit specialist, working as part of a team, is responsible for design, fabrication and installation of museum quality exhibits for the Ag Comm Exhibit Design Center at various locations locally, across the state, and nationally. Develop, design, fabricate and install two and three dimensional educational exhibits from small portable tabletop displays to very large museum exhibits.
Other pertinent information: A check of criminal conviction records will be made for employment in this position.
Application Requirements (resume, cover letter, salary requirements, writing sample?): Purdue application and resume required.
Contact Name: Christine Strawsma
Title: Administrative Assistant
Where to send application packet (e-mail address, street address, fax?):  For consideration, submit resume and apply online at: and reference Job Number: 1001010
Is there a closing date? When should this listing be deleted from the site? 12/10/10

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