Looking for an awesome museum job? The one that makes you super excited at the mere thought of it?
We’ve rounded up some of the great museum jobs currently available. These are positions where you’ll bring museums to life, kick off your emerging museum career at world-renowned institutions, and foster the next generation of passionate museum lovers. But hurry – we’re sure these positions won’t’ stay open long!
Nina Simon and her squad at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History are looking for someone who can energize community members, donors, and partners to fuel the vision, growth, and sustainability of the MAH. This is a leadership position. They are not looking for “development as usual” in the arts.
This is a part-time, entry-level position. Bilingual (Spanish) required. Arts background is not necessary. You are a megaphone for the events, exhibitions and stories igniting the museum. You are a social media maven with a passion for grassroots community building.
Do you enjoy igniting ideas and inspiring visitors? Think art is essential to life? Join the Contemporary Art Museum in Raleigh, North Carolina, as a Gallery Attendant! You’ll work in this bold art museum dedicated to engaging minds, encouraging free-thinking, and empowering creative innovation through cultural experiences. As a gallery attendant, you will work directly with the public to answer questions, implement security, and provide guided tours of current exhibitions and during special events.
Are you a marketing maven with a passion for espionage history? The International Spy Museum wants you! As their PR Coordinator, you will maximize their exposure as the premiere spokes “place” for the history of espionage. You’ll work with local, national, and international press as well as affinity groups to develop a targeted media plan, research and write press materials, coordinate on-site filming and broadcasts, and manage the Press Room of this amazing museum.
Do you love hands-on collections work? Premier Exhibitions specializes in developing and touring museum quality exhibitions – and they want you as their new Registrar! Based in Atlanta, Georgia, you’ll join their team to fulfill registration and hands-on collections management duties related to the storage and travel of their exhibitions around the world. You’ll also represent the company during installation of exhibitions with various venues, assessing issues and coming up with innovative solutions.
Do you love developing digital museum experiences? The Field Museum is seeking a creative project manager with a passion for teaching and technology as their new Digital Learning Coordinator. You’ll work in this world-class museum to rapidly brainstorm, experiment, and implement learner-centric digital experiences and maker-technology projects for youth ages 12-18. You’ll also teach and co-teach youth programs, manage the museum’s Virtual Visits and Grainger Digital Media Studio, and build relationships with teens and project stakeholders. If you love the latest digital learning trends, projects that directly impact youth, and science, this is the position for you!
Are you an EMP hoping to work in museum education? Spend a year as the Post-Baccalaureate Fellow in Museum Education at the Smith College Museum of Art! You’ll provide support for a broad range of educational programs and activities, serve as a mentor for student docents, prepare and lead museum tours, and develop and coordinate student-targeted programs such as “Night at Your Museum” and Second Friday events. The Fellow also gains significant administration experience, assisting with training, scheduling, reservations and service requests, exhibition planning and development, website and blog management, and maintaining student records and evaluations.
Are you a high-energy, inventive leader ready to manage a world-renowned art institution? The Clark Art Institute is an internationally renowned research center ready to make the next step with a new Director. If you want to directly impact and improve museum operations and empower the museum’s resources to become an innovative industry leader, then this is the job for you. As Director, you’ll provide overall vision, leadership, and direction to staff, working closely with the Board of Trustees and stakeholders to lead the development of a dual-mission strategy and programming aimed at enhancing the Clark’s recognition on a global scale; maximize operational effectiveness; and grow the Clark’s endowment to meet future goals in a fiscally responsible way. Up for the challenge?
Are you a creative museum leader with a passion for contemporary art? The Bass Museum of Art in Miami, Florida, wants you as their new Curator of Exhibitions! Put your sense of adventure and creativity to work as you join a collaborative team dedicated to producing innovative exhibitions and lead a full, balanced and dynamic exhibition program. You’ll organize original exhibitions, coordinate traveling exhibitions, and collaborate with a variety of staff members to cultivate donors, secure grants, create successful interpretive programs, provide programming support, and represent the Bass on a nationwide scale as it continues a massive expansion and re-opens later this year.
Do you love interpreting the early American republic and African American history? The amazing home of James Madison, Montpelier, is seeking a new Manager of Interpretive Programs to help them create engaging, innovative tours and programs. You’ll join their Visitor Education and Engagement staff to help develop and deliver historic interpretation, train and evaluate interpretive staff, and assist in managing the Education Department of this founding father’s lifelong home nestled in the foothills of Virginia. You’ll also get to flex your creative muscles and interpret beyond the house – discussing Madison’s role and impact on the Bill of Rights, the presidency, and the establishment of the American republic.
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