Thursday, June 26, 2014

Job Announcement! June 26, 2014
Description and Duties:

The Small Museum Association is seeking to compensate, on a per-project basis, a paid membership newsletter editor to publish the organization’s e-newsletter SMAll talk.  Pay is $250 per newsletter published 4 times annually. The next e-newsletter will be published before September 1, 2014. With guidance and input from the President, SMA membership coordinator and Publicity and Advocacy Committee the editor will:

·         Compile articles for the e-newsletter and solicit articles related to the small museum field for publication.
·         Work with SMA Board president for the President’s message to the membership.
·         Coordinate with the SMA conference resource hall  coordinator and conference chair re: ads and conference promotion.
·         Collect small museum site-profiles for the e-newsletter.
·         Keep organized files on SMA’s dropbox according to established SMA procedures.
·         Work with the Board of Directors to solicit and secure ads for the e-newsletter.
·         Offer input and suggestions regarding style, photographs and general design elements.
·         Email newsletter out to SMA members by pre-determined quarterly deadlines.

Expectations and Requirements:

·         The editor will be expected to track and report time dedicated to compile, edit, proof-read, solicit ads for SMAll talk each quarter.
·         Tech savviness and experience working with e-blast and e-newsletter programs a plus.
·         Responsiveness and consistent communication over email a key requirement.
·         Compensation will be approved after successful publication of each issue of SMAll talk.

To Apply: Important! Interested parties should send an email to by July 11, 2014 with subject heading "[Last name] SMAll Talk Newsletter Application" with two PDF formatted documents attached:
1.       A 1-2 paragraph cover letter outlining relevant experience

2.       Resume 

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Employment opportunity: Museum Coordinator at the Children’s Discovery Museum of West Virginia

Employment opportunity: Museum Coordinator at the Children’s Discovery Museum of West Virginia
Children’s Discovery Museum of West Virginia
5000 Greenbag Road, Morgantown WV 26501
Description: The Children’s Discovery Museum of West Virginia’s (CDMWV) mission is to inspire children and their grown-ups to learn, discover and grow together through exceptional learning experiences and interactive play. The CDMWV exhibits encourage children to explore their imaginations, discover science and engineering, learn how to stay healthy and more.
The CDMWV is searching for an outgoing, personable and reliable person for its Museum Coordinator position. If you love science, informal education, and working with pre-school and elementary age children, we are looking for you
Hours and wage: Tuesday-Saturday 9:30-1:30 (occasional additional hours Saturdays and Sundays). $8 per hour, 20 hours per week.

Ensure all visitors are made to feel welcome
Implement Science Saturday programs and Hands-On Science Area
Implement Science Outreach programs
Implement daily craft hour
Maintain Museum’s Facebook page
Open and close facility
Schedule birthday parties
Maintain Membership list
Track monthly attendance and volunteer hours
Other duties as needed
To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to Julie at Position is open until filled. The CDMWV is an equal opportunity employer.