Career Opportunities


Curatorial Assistant/Education Department and Curator of American Art

The Norton Museum of Art is seeking a Curatorial Assistant/Education Department and Curator of American Art

This full-time exempt position provides administrative and clerical support for the Division of Education and Curator of American Art and reports to the Curator of Education and Curator of American Art

  • The major responsibilities for the Education Division t are to perform administrative duties to relieve the Curator of Education and staff of details associated with management of the Division, including but not limited to: 
  • Managing purchase of office supplies and monitoring department collateral materials, such as rack cards and public brochures.
  •  Helping with planning and preparation for meetings (such as Education Committee)
  •  Assisting with correspondence, mailings, and department logistics 
  • Copying/organizing/distributing training materials for volunteers, interns, docents and class participants (such as Art 101)
  • Assisting with ArtSpeaks and other public programs requiring registration 
  • Assisting with education program assessment
  • Other reasonable duties as requested.

The major responsibilities for the Curator of American Art are to perform administrative duties to relieve the Curator of American Art of details associated with management of the Department of American Art, including but not limited to:

  • Assisting with correspondence, including handling general correspondence and managing mailings
  • Organization and maintenance of online and physical files related to the collection, exhibitions, and other projects
  • Organization and maintenance of databases related to the collection, exhibitions,  and other projects
  • Assisting with phone queries.
  • Prepares and submits requests for reimbursement for the Curator.
  • Depending on qualifications, may be asked to research art and artists.
  • Other reasonable duties as requested.

BA degree is required and  volunteer and/or professional experience at an art museum a plus.

Knowledge of Microsoft Office and Outlook, and facility with learning other software programs; good customer service skills; pleasant telephone etiquette; ability to work with public, peers, supervisors, Trustees & donors required.

Must be detail-oriented and well-organized, with excellent verbal and written communication skills, and must demonstrate independent judgment in professional setting. Must perform all duties with a high level of tact, professionalism, trust and efficiency.  Must be energetic, pro-active, informed, and possess a cordial and collegial attitude. Must be able to sit for long periods of time at a PC. Infrequent light physical effort required.  Evening and week-end hours occasionally required. 

Please send cover letter and resume  to


Development Officer for Special Events  

The Norton Museum is seeking a Development Officer for Special Events.  This full time position, reporting to the Director of Development, is responsible for the planning and implementation of special event fundraisers and development stewardship events.

The Development Officer for Special Events will supervise the two Development Associates for Special Events; and as part of the Museum’s Development Department, the Special Events team  will support the Special Events, Membership, Campaign and Institutional Giving program areas to achieve the Development Department goals.

Responsibilities include:

  • Develop, coordinate, and execute two major Museum fundraisers, the Museum’s annual Gala and BIJOUX! contemporary jewelry exhibition and sale.
  • Manage pledges, revenue and expenses for these specific events, with a focus on fundraising goals (individual and corporate sponsorship) and the appropriate acknowledgement of these gifts.
  • In partnership with the Director of Development and Development Officer for Institutional Giving, solicit individuals and corporate partners for special event support and identify prospective Museum supporters
  • Develop and maintain relationships with established and potential donors, sponsors, vendors, etc. and ensure execution of sponsorship benefits.
  • Ongoing interaction and contact with event chairmen, event committees, and Museum Trustees, including scheduling and attending décor prototype meetings, menu tastings, etc.
  • In partnership with other members of the Development team, schedule and coordinate logistics for annual events and programming related to the Development department’s activities, including but not limited to: special exhibitions openings, Membership and donor stewardship events, as well as campaign cultivation opportunities. Additionally, this may include coordinating private events for Trustees, corporate partners, and other Museum supporters.
  • Oversee season schedule and timelines/calendars for Development Department and assist in determining post-event cultivation follow-up.
  • Research to develop ideas/ procedures to keep events forward-looking and meet weekly and maintain open dialogue with Director of Development to establish a shared vision for events.
  • Create and manage department budget and goals; review and approve all department expenses and ensure proper tracking.
  • Write copy and coordinate printed/marketing materials (save-the-date, invitation, program, event signage, press releases, ads, etc.) with the Museum’s Design Director, ensuring accuracy and conformity to Museum mission and standards.
  • Ensure the Special Events team works synergistically with all departments of the Museum to create a seamless event experience for event attendees, staff, and Museums visitors.
  • Oversee vendor relationships (rentals, lighting, food, entertainment, hotels, etc.), obtain contracts, submit check requests, and ensure delivery of services.
  • With the Museum’s Volunteer Coordinator, recruit, train, and manage event volunteers when needed.
  • Serve as staff liaison for event site and support personnel, vendors, and special Museum guests.
  • Ensure that all aspects of each event maintain a high standard of excellence and efficiency, with a goal of perpetual improvement.
  • Assist the Special Events team with general administrative tasks, including answering phones, managing RSVP lists and email accounts.



  • Bachelor's degree required
  • Must have at least two years’ experience in a related role; experience in Development and hospitality preferred.
  • Ability to handle confidential information appropriately.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications, including database management (Raiser’s Edge proficiency a plus).
  • Excellent written, verbal, and communication skills.
  • Ability to convey a positive and professional image, especially in high-pressure situations.
  • Self-starter with the ability to prioritize, multi-task, and excel in a fast-paced environment.
  • Good decision making and problem solving skills.
  • Demonstrate the highest level of personal and ethical standards.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy in performance.
  • Ability to meet and impose deadlines, working with minimal supervision.
  • Willingness to work extended hours, including nights and weekends as needed.
  • Ability to walk/stand for prolonged periods during events, and ability  to lift and/or move 15 pounds with or without reasonable accommodation.

Please send cover letter, resume and 3 references to


Assistant to the Associate Curator
of Education

This part time, non-exempt position will support the Associate Curator to develop, coordinate and execute the Museum’s School and Teacher programs, in the following:

  • Assist and support the planning of the newly funded International Spanish Academies Program.
  • Assist and support all Museum/School Partnerships.
  • Assist as a liaison with the public, private and parochial schools, K-12, gallery tours.
  • Book, schedule and oversee school tours led by docents.
  • Participate in Docent Candidate sessions as a tool to support school groups.
  • Lead school tours if and when necessary.
  • Assist the Associate Curator with all administrative functions.

A Bachelor’s degree is required, MA in Art, Art History, Education, Museum Studies or related field preferred.

Professional museum experience with children and/or experience teaching in a classroom preferred.

Computer literate on MS Office.  Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills and be comfortable in a leadership and speaking role. The ability to communicate clearly with educators, administrators, and children is essential.

Please send cover letter and resume to    


PACE Instructor

The Norton Museum of Art has an opening for a part-time position as arts instructor in the museum’s outreach program for children and youth, PACE (Progressive Afterschool Art Community Education), teaching 24 hours/week.

PACE instructors represent the Museum as art teachers in community centers throughout Palm Beach County and act as liaison between the site and the Norton Museum of Art.  The instructor we are seeking must be able to research and design projects for the students that are:

(1) multicultural, (2) arts integrated, (3) exhibition related, and/or fine art/art historical; the instructor will accompany PACE students during three visits to the Norton Museum throughout the year.

A BA degree is required, along with teaching experience in fine arts, art history. Candidate must be detail-oriented and well-organized, with excellent verbal and written communication skills.  Able to demonstrate independent judgment in professional setting and be a team player.

Knowledge of Microsoft Office and Outlook. 

Please send cover letter and resume to    

The Norton Museum of Art is an equal opportunity employer.