Career Opportunities

Graphic Designer

The Museum is seeking a full time Graphic Designer to format, design, plan, and produce collateral, maintaining the brand of the Museum and prepare for the future and reopening in February 2019. The position will work on both print and digital platforms.

Job Relationship
The employee will report to the Design Director, and work closely with the Communications Department and other museum staff.

Job Responsibilities

  • Apply existing brand standards to collateral across multiple platforms
  • Designing print collateral, prepare documents for print or other production methods.
  • Assist with building out and upholding the Norton’s identity and style guides.
  • Create web pages and e-blasts that communicate effectively and extend the Norton’s brand.
  • Become thoroughly knowledgeable of backend engines planned for www.norton.org and bulk email sending
  • Create images and graphics for website, email, social media, and other digital efforts
  • Research and report on existing website features and functionality – and where the Museum can look to expand and improve
  • Project management for the Design department’s tasks
  • Implement wayfinding and signage systems in the Museum
  • Format digital presentations for other staff
  • Follow procedures for editing and publishing content for the Museum

Education/Training/Experience

  • Excellent typographic skills, a strong sense of hierarchy, and clean design aesthetic
  • Experience applying brand standards to content
  • Photo retouching skills
  • While much of the website content management and eblasts use a WYSIWYG platform or backend content editors, working knowledge of the latest versions of HTML, CSS, and other coding languages is a requirement.
  • Thorough knowledge and experience editing video with quick turnaround timelines
  • Experience managing image workflow and databasing a plus
  • Digital photography and videography skills a plus
  • Publication-specific design experience, such as character and paragraph styles, flowing text from Word documents, InCopy, etc.
  • Experience preparing documents for digital and offset printing, including plating or separations
  • Impeccable organizational skills
  • Strong craft and assembly skills
  • Framing, mounting, large format printing a plus
  • Ability to work efficiently under deadline pressure, in a fast-paced work environment
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field
  • Experience in Graphic Design
  • Experience in Web Development, Computer Science, and/or Digital Marketing a plus
  • Ability to work collaboratively

Required Software Proficiency

  • Adobe Creative Suite, including Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign
  • Microsoft Office
  • Adobe Dreamweaver, or similar coding software a plus
  • Adobe Premiere, or similar video editing software a plus

Please send cover letter, resume and three references to wattickj@norton.org

 


Ruth H. Rosenberg Internship
in Museum Education (Spring 2018)

The Norton Museum of Art’s 2018 Ruth H. Rosenberg Internship in Museum Education will provide a college junior, senior, recent graduate, or graduate student the opportunity to develop professional skills, have access to mentors in the field, gain the opportunity to conduct sustained research, and gain teaching experience.

Throughout the 8-month program the Intern will focus on developing critical skills in the following areas:

  • Programming. Intern’s focal project will be to research, plan, and coordinate a pilot family program based on architecture and technology. The program teaches students about the development of architectural ideas into fully-realized three-dimensional models using traditional as well as computer aided technology. Intern will assist the teaching staff during the class and in the post-class evaluation.
     
  • Additional Programming.  Intern will work directly with programs that serve a variety of audiences, including adult, youth, family, and school audiences.
     
  • Research. Intern will develop and present a research project with dual focus on adult and family programs.
     
  • Teaching. Intern will develop object-based teaching skills to lead gallery tours and talks.
     
  • Writing. Intern will research, develop, and write teaching and learning resources for a variety of audiences.
     
  • Communication and public speaking. Through all the department activities, programs, and meetings, intern will develop communication and public speaking skills. 

Terms and Eligibility

This Internship is open to college juniors, seniors, recent graduates, and graduate students. All applicants must have successfully completed at least two college-level courses in art history or art education.

Must have an interest in working with diverse audiences, children and families. Bilingual candidates a plus. 

Internship Dates: 8 months, January  – August, 2018, Tuesdays through Saturdays. Start and end dates negotiable.

Application Deadline: December 15, 2017.

Stipend: $12,000 for travel and lodging expenses during eight-month full-time Internship in West Palm Beach, FL.

Applications must include all materials listed below.  Incomplete applications will not be considered.  Application materials will not be returned. 

·         Norton Museum of Art Intern Application – Download here

·         A typewritten personal statement of no more than 500 words.

Please explain your interest in the Norton Museum of Art and this Internship. Briefly state your goals and objectives in obtaining this internship and how this experience may inform your career plans or interests.

·         Two letters of recommendation from academic or professional references.

Letters must be sealed and signed across the flap by the recommender.  Letters can be sent with your application or separately for receipt by December 15, 2017.

·         Resume. Please include internship and work experiences, a list of relevant academic courses, and language skills.

·         Official college transcript.

All internship applications should be mailed to:

Norton Museum of Art
Attn: Erica Ando
1451 S Olive Avenue
West Palm Beach, FL 33401

For more information, contact Erica Ando, Assistant Curator of Education for Public Programs, at andoe@norton.org.

 


Sr. Special Events Officer for Facility Rental

The Norton Museum is seeking a Sr. Special Events Officer for Facility Rental, reporting to the Director of Development

This full-time, exempt position directs the event rental program at the Norton Museum of Art, manages event rental staff and outside vendors in a way that produces an excellent service experience for internal and external clients, achieves revenue targets, and enhances and expands client relationships with the museum. Events will include all external facility sales, and special internal events as they pertain to trustees and major donors.

Responsibilities

  • Responsible for all aspects of the Museum’s Facility Rental Program
  • Develop and implement an operational policies and procedures manual for the Facility Rental Program
  • Execute initiatives to increase Facility Rental business; Develop an annual marketing plan for facility rentals in conjunction with internal Museum staff from Development and Communications, as well as with the Museum caterer; Implement all marketing activities and monitor effectiveness of initiatives and update as required
  • Serve in a sales capacity to develop new facility rental business, attend industry events, outreach to potential corporate clients, and interface with the convention and visitors bureau
  • Develop relationships with vendor community for use with facility rental clients; coordinate and manage contracts with other key vendors including rentals, florists, and entertainment
  • Maintain Special Events and Facility Rental files and develop response protocol for all incoming facility rental inquiries
  • Analyze business inquiries, sales, availability, and close rates to determine potential policy updates
  • Ensure maintenance of up to date information on corporate and facility rental prospects in the Altru database
  • Maintain facility rental schedule on master Museum Calendar, and work with Development and other Museum departments to review conflicts at weekly Operations meeting
  • Serve as liaison with Museum caterer; meet regularly with Museum caterer to plan and review operational items pertaining to facility rental program including, but not limited to, special initiatives and financial results. The Restaurant operations will be supervised by the Museum’s CFO, and he/she may be involved in meetings as needed
  • Attend facility rental events
  • Supervise event rental staff, which could include an associate and part time operations staff
  • Prepare and monitor expense and revenue budget for Facility Rental Program, and review financials with Director of Development and CFO monthly

 

QUALIFICATIONS

This full-time exempt position will require weekend, evening and possible holiday hours. The position will require some heavy lifting and movement of merchandise. Must be able to adhere to deadlines, manage multiple projects and handle confidential information appropriately.  Must be proficient in Microsoft Office, organized, able to work independently, and with multiple clients.  Excellent written and verbal communications skills a must. Attention to detail and accuracy required. BA/BS preferred.

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Five or more years’ event/catering management experience
  • Proven track record in event sales
  • Ability to work with trustees and major donors and the community at large
  • Museum or cultural institution experience preferred, but not required
  • Experience working with Altru or CRM database is a plus

 

Please send cover letter, resume and three references to wattickj@norton.org

 


Sophie Davis Curatorial Fellowship for Gender and Racial Parity

The Norton Museum of Art is seeking the Sophie Davis Curatorial Fellowship for Gender and Racial Parity, a three year funded position. 

The Fellow reports to the William Randolph Hearst Curator of Education.

The primary responsibilities will be to assist the Education Department in developing programs related to gender and racial parity in the visual arts; engage community members and institutions working on related issues, assist the Development Department in fundraising for related programs, participate in the national dialogue concerning museums and community engagement, report on key developments relating to these issues.

The Fellow will:

  • Act as an advocate and liaison between the Norton Museum of Art and diverse communities in support of the Museum’s effort to serve all communities more effectively;
  • Engage communities through off-site programs, meetings and discussions;
  • Network with region’s cultural and social service agencies to expand awareness of Museum;
  • Explore ways Museum programming can expand to accommodate diverse audiences;
  • Support Art Street Residency program, particularly in relation to participating artists and related community programming;
  • Develop, with education and curatorial colleagues, and manage Museum programs related to diversity;
  • Support the Development Department in fundraising for related initiatives and programs;
  • Assist the Communications Department in promotion of the related initiatives and programs;
  • Participate in the national dialogue on diversity related to museums and represent the Museum at regional and national forums related to diversity and the arts;
  • Develop and implement strategies to evaluate the impact of Museum programs on diverse communities;
  • Provide monthly reports regarding these efforts to the William Randolph Hearst Curator of Education.

Skills:
The successful Fellow has a great capacity for teamwork, among museum staff and volunteers, community members and national colleagues; works well with a multiplicity of communities; has the ability to manage thoughtfully the institutional and community dynamics related to diversity in today’s museums; demonstrates professionalism while connecting authentically with people; has excellent communication skills, demonstrable skills as a writer, and is computer proficient.

Education:
The successful Fellow will have a Master’s Degree in a field related to the position, and 3 to 5 years of experience in museum work; volunteer, intern and/or professional experience will be considered.

Please send cover letter, resume and three references to wattickj@norton.org
 


Art Handler/Preparator

The Museum is seeking an Art Handler/Preparator, reporting to the Head of Installation.  This position is a non-exempt, full time with benefits, position.

The Art Handler/Preparator should demonstrate knowledge of professional museum standards and best practices. The Art Handler/Preparator is part of a team that is responsible for both the preparation of gallery spaces and the installation, handling, packing, crating and care of artworks in the permanent collection and for temporary exhibitions.

Responsibilities
Installation and movement of all works of art in the Norton Museum of Art with knowledge and experience in handling a variety of fine art mediums.

Ability to work collaboratively and cooperatively with the installation team, museum staff, vendors and visitors.

Assist in the packing and crating/ unpacking and receiving of artwork in accordance with professional museum standards. This includes the loading and unloading of trucks to ensure safe transit.

Prepare galleries for exhibition, including but not limited to painting gallery walls, building temporary walls, fabricating museum display and casework. Experience and knowledge of construction methods and safe use of power tools.

Regular maintenance of galleries including cleaning of display cases and upkeep of the general appearance of exhibitions. Assist with shop maintenance and the organization of work spaces occupied by Installation team.

Ensure proper lighting in galleries consistent to the design of the exhibition and in accordance to museum best practices.

Work hours flexible to meet the needs of installation schedules and the exhibition calendar.

Other reasonable requests by the Director, Deputy Director, Curators, and Registrar

Requirements
Bachelor’s degree in fine art is desirable.  3- 5 years of related experience or equivalent combination of training and experience.

Ability to perform labor intensive work including frequent lifting, pulling and pushing of 65lbs.  

 

Please send cover letter, resume and 3 references to wattickj@norton.org

The Norton Museum of Art is an equal opportunity employer.