Career Opportunities

Associate Curator of Education for Public Programs                                              

The Museum is seeking an Associate Curator of Education for Public Programs who will build upon current strengths and develop new programs in concert with the Education Department’s recently completed Long-range Plan.  This is a full time, exempt position reporting to the Curator of Education.

The Associate Curator of Education for Public Programs:

Serves as one of three direct reports to the Curator of Education, along with Associate Curators for School and Teacher Programs and for Family and Outreach Programs; represents management team responsible for implementing the long-range plan for the Education Department (7 full-time, 8 part-time staff) adopted by Board of Directors in 2017.

Hires and supervises the Volunteer and Program Coordinator and the Art After Dark Coordinator. The first of these two full time positions help manage docent and volunteer activities and correspondence, adult group tour promotion and scheduling and program data collection. The Art After Dark Coordinator manages the weekly Thursday evening program.

Manages the Docent program, including interviewing candidates, managing training program (in 2018-19) and determining performance evaluation.  Serves as primary liaison with Docent Advisory Council. Works with Volunteer and Program Coordinator to prepare docent calendar, newsletter and monthly mailings. Plans, schedules, leads docent education with staff support.

Launches Museum Ambassadors Program. Beginning in September, 2017, educators will train a new cadre to take on a variety of volunteer responsibilities, as well as modest gallery teaching duties on Thursday evenings and weekends.

Works with the Curator of Education and collection curators to plan and host Lecture Series and other public programs related to the Museum collection and special exhibitions.

Offers public lectures and gallery talks. Participates with Curator of Education through research, scheduling and presenting: A Closer Look public gallery talks; Member Insights talks; Art101 mini-courses for Members. Also offers public lectures and tours on the collection, as needed, at the Museum and in the community.

Serves as a liaison with the area college administrators and professors to enhance the use of the Museum as a resource for students. Promotes, recruits and manages college committee, interns, and works with these students to develop College Night programs twice a year.

Assists with research and writing texts for mobile tours, and participates in development of other digital technology for public use in the Museum. Assists Curator of Education in development of promotional materials for public programs.

Education: The candidate will have a Master’s Degree in Art History and at least five years’ experience as a professional in the field of Museum Education.

Requirements: Must be proficient in Microsoft Office and be adaptable to new software and technologies. The successful candidate must be an exceptional communicator through written communications and public speaking and must be a team player with a positive attitude, able to balance roles as an educator, administrator and manager.  Bi-lingual skills (Spanish-English) a plus.

Please send resume, cover letter and 3 references to

Project Archivist

The Museum is seeking a Project Archivist to work on appraisal, housing, organization, and cataloguing of Norton Museum archival materials. This is a full-time, non-exempt grant funded position, reporting to the Curator of American Art.

The basic responsibilities of the position are as follows:

  • Evaluation of archival materials dating back to the museum’s founding in 1941.
  • Institution of proper housing for archival materials.
  • Organization of archival materials including writing a finding aid for the collection.
  • Establishment of archival protocols so that the collection can be maintained by Norton staff going forward.
  • Other reasonable duties as requested.

A Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science or Archival Studies from an ALA-accredited institution or international equivalent is required, as well as

  • Demonstrated experience appraising collections according to archival principles.
  • Demonstrated experience organizing archival collections.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of best practices for handling fragile materials.
  • Understanding of conservation and preservation needs of archival collections.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of archival best practices.
  • Ability to work in a collaborative environment.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to meet and impose deadlines, working with minimal supervision

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 are all requirements.  The successful candidate must also be able to sit for long periods of time at a PC. Light physical effort is required; such as the ability to lift and/or move 15 pounds with or without reasonable accommodation.

Interested candidates, please send cover letter, resume and 3 references to  


The Norton Museum of Art is an equal opportunity employer.