Career Opportunities

Administrative Assistant to the Deputy Director

The Norton Museum of Art seeks an Administrative Assistant to the Deputy Director, responsible to provide administrative and clerical support for the Deputy Director.
Responsibilities include the following -
 

Manage and coordinate the Deputy Director’s calendar, as requests, hard copy and/or in Outlook.

Project Manager for annual accomplishments publication.

Review and manage exhibition contracts and payment of exhibition participation fees.

Liaise with exhibition designers and guest curators on the order and payment of exhibition materials.

Collaborate with the Communications and Curatorial Departments on the management of collateral schedule, the museum posters and banners schedule.

Act as liaison/adjunct  to the Development Dept. representing the Deputy Director at Special Events/Openings

Maintain professional communications with Trustees & donors.

Perform administrative duties to relieve the Deputy Director of details associated with management of the office. 

Support Director’s Office Manager in the execution of annual ArtSpeaks series.

Utilize Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, Power Point, Access, Microsoft Outlook on a daily basis.

Answer the  phone lines.

Interact with all museum departments as liaison from the Deputy Director’s Office.

Support the business functions of the Deputy Director, such as travel planning and management, prepares and submits requests for reimbursement for the Deputy Director; keeps track of the Deputy Director’s Office budget.

Perform all duties with a high level of tact, confidentiality, professionalism, trust  and efficiency. 

Education

BA preferred.

Skills

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

 

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

 


Assistant Curator of Education

The Norton Museum of Art seeks an Assistant Curator of Education to assist the Curator of Education to develop, coordinate and execute internal and external youth and family art programs.

This full time, salaried position will oversee the operation and budget for the Museum’s  PACE Program (Progressive After-School Art Community Education);  Develop two successful short-term, arts-integrated workshops per year with local community-based organizations that support youth and that are not already served by the PACE program;   Develop and oversee the Museum’s Family Programs;  Develop, and oversee the Museum’s Summer Camp Tour Program.

The position will also develop and administer effective assessment for PACE, Family Programs and Summer Camp Tour programs; Manage the PACE instructors and site supervisors to facilitate annual, on-site exhibitions highlighting the work of PACE students; Represent the PACE program, Family Programs and Summer Camp Tour programs in the community through Museum’s Education Committee; Museum webpages and other community contacts.

Job Requirements

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

Training and Experience
Must be able to demonstrate ability for and experience of program development targeting youth/art interaction.

Job Knowledge: Computer literate with MS Office.  Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills and be comfortable in a leadership, teaching and speaking roles. The ability to communicate clearly with people from all walks of life is essential.

Please send resume to wattickj@norton.org.  

 


Education Programmer

The Museum is seeking a dynamic candidate to manage the Art after Dark program each Thursday evening.  The essential duties of this Part-Time (up to 30 hours/week)  are to coordinate the weekly Art after Dark program, including planning, set-up, and  promotion, working with staff from the Education, Communications, IT/Finance and Administration departments.   Art after Dark programming can include programming coordinated with the Museum exhibitions, performances by musicians, screening of films, docent and curator tours of the collection, hands on art activities.   Responsibilities include contacting performers, handling contracts and payments to performers, arranging for set-up and performance needs;  renting films and handling payments;  contacting local artists, handling contracts and payments to artists, arranging for set-up and program needs;  working with curators and Volunteer Coordinator to facilitate tour schedule and arrange with Volunteer Coordinator for volunteer assistance on Thursday evenings. 

Manage the Art after Dark budget.  Develop each week’s flow chart and attend weekly meeting to distribute flow chart and performance schedules to museum departments. Be on-site to manage the Art after Dark programs each Thursday from 4:30 – 9 p.m.

Requirements:

BA in the arts or related field.  Active interest and knowledge of the visual and performing arts/artists in South Florida.  Able to work Tuesday and Wednesday, 9 a.m.– 5 p.m. and Thursday, 1 – 9 p.m.  Positive, upbeat customer service skills when dealing with public and  museum staff and volunteers.  Must be familiar with Microsoft Office suite and Outlook.  The Norton Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Please send resume to wattickj@norton.org.  
 


Finance Summer Intern 

Project Description

The main focus of the Finance Intern for summer 2014 will be to develop a set of relevant museum metrics against which the Norton can measure its own performance.  A variety of data will be available from different sources; the intern will examine and analyze this data to determine the appropriateness of its application to similar data for the Norton.  The intern will also need to contact other institutions to ask questions and clarify information. 

The Norton sponsors another summer internship program which is more oriented towards the arts. The Finance Intern may also participate in some of the general aspects of this program, such as field trips and conversations with curators, if desired and if the project work is on target.

The project requires a high degree of analytical ability, as well as good communication and computer skills.

 

Eligibility and Terms

This internship is open to graduate students at any accredited U.S. college or university, and to those who have earned a B.A. degree within the past year, but are not currently enrolled in graduate school.  The students should be enrolled or planning to enroll in a school of public or arts administration, business administration, or a similar program.

The term of this internship is June 16 – August 1, 2014, with some flexibility in these dates.  Hours are Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm, with an hour for lunch.  This internship is sponsored by the Finance Committee of the Norton Museum of Art, and is paid @ $15 an hour.  Housing, transportation, and any other financial needs are the responsibility of the intern.

 

Internship Application materials:

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

  •         Norton Museum of Art Intern Application (click here)
  •         A typewritten personal statement of no more than 500 words
  •         Two letters of recommendation from academic or professional references

o   Letters must be sealed and signed across the flap by the recommender.  Letters can be sent with your application or separately for receipt by April 4, 2014.

  •         Resume
  •         Official college transcript 

Application materials must be postmarked by Friday, April 4, 2014.

Mail completed applications to:

Lucy S. Bukowski, Chief Financial Officer
Norton Museum of Art
1451 South Olive Avenue

West Palm Beach, FL 33401


 
The Norton Museum of Art is an equal opportunity employer.