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Associate Curator of Education for Public Programs

The Norton Museum of Art 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.  The Norton Museum of Art is engaged in a major expansion that will significantly enhance the Museum’s program opportunities and potential for community engagement.  This is a full time, exempt position reporting to the Curator of Education.

The Associate Curator of Education for Public Programs:

  • Serves with Associate Curators for School and Teacher Programs and for Family and Outreach Programs as management team responsible for implementing the long-range plan for the Education Department adopted by Board of Directors in 2017.
  • Supervises the Art After Dark Coordinator who manages the weekly evening program. Approves Art After Dark schedules to ensure quality, innovation and diversity of offerings for these evenings.
  • Plans with the Curatorial team, Curator of Education and Davis Fellow and is responsible for the schedule of public programs related to the Museum collection and special exhibitions. These include lectures, panels and symposia, interdisciplinary arts/studio arts workshops and visiting scholars’ programs. Coordinates logistics for these program, including travel, lodging and honoraria for visiting speakers and artists. Introduces and oversees these programs.
  • Participates with other educators in preparing and presenting A Closer Look public gallery talks, Member Insights talks, Art101 mini-courses, and Book + Art sessions with the PBC Public Library. 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 (autumn, 2019) and college interns.
  • Re-initiates Summer Intern Program by promoting nationally (fall of 2018), then interviewing and managing 4 college interns through the seven-week program in summer of 2019.
  • Leads docent education sessions for new docent candidates as well as for continuing education.
  • Develops content for mobile tours, and participates in development of other digital technology for public use.
  • Works with Communications and Design to develop promotional materials for public programs.

Requirements:  Master’s Degree in Art History

Five (5) years’ experience in the field of Museum Education

Proficient in Microsoft Office applications, adaptable to learn new software

The successful candidate must be an exceptional communicator through written communications and public speaking.  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 cover letter, resume and three references to wattickj@norton.org

Curatorial Administrative Assistant

This full time, non-exempt position provides essential clerical and administrative support for the curatorial department and provides particular support for the Director of Curatorial Affairs while interacting with all departments in the Museum. The assistant reports directly to the Director of Curatorial Affairs.

Job Responsibilities

Among the primary responsibilities:

  • The assistant maintains and communicates information about the curatorial division and related activities (maintains exhibition schedules and support for organizing exhibitions, publication assistance, prepare acquisition documents, draft and produce correspondence, prepare invoices and annual budgets, complete expense reports, among other responsibilities, organize and maintain files in print and electronically for the division)
  • The assistant is available to support the curatorial staff, upon approval of the Director of Curatorial Affairs
  • The assistant must be able to meet deadlines for specific projects.
  • The assistant must be able to interact professionally with Trustees and the public regarding general inquiries of a curatorial nature, as well as with senior staff in a mature, informed manner. 

The assistant organizes the required documents for the Trustee Committee dedicated to artwork in the collection by coordinating information with the Director of Curatorial Affairs and Registrar’s office.  This includes completing specific paperwork and documents accurately for 3 major meetings.  The assistant maintains Minutes of these meetings, as well as notifying/recording attendees, setting up meeting flow and scheduling in the Master Museum Calendar.   Depending upon qualifications, the assistant may research art and artists. The assistant must be energetic, pro-active, informed about the Norton Museum of Art and museums in general and possess a cordial and collegial attitude.   

Job Specifications

Education: Bachelor’s degree with knowledge of art history/art preferred.

Training and Experience: Microsoft Office, Outlook; preferably aware of art and familiarity with The Museum System software

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

Engineer

The Norton Museum of Art’s Plant Manager is responsible for routine/recurring maintenance, monitoring, and upgrade of the Museum’s Building Automation System (BAS) and various mechanical and electrical systems that support irreplaceable artwork.  The Plant Manager, through contracted actions or in-house execution, is responsible for troubleshooting and solving system issues, verifying proper operation of building control devices (including HVAC, security, and fire alarm), and reviewing, recommending, and assisting service providers to ensure work performed therein is in accordance with museum standards.  This full time, exempt position reports to the Director of Facilities.

Responsibilities

  • Troubleshooting system malfunctions.
  • Maintaining and repairing HVAC systems throughout the museum complex.
  • Providing routine checks of all control equipment for proper operation and calibration.
  • Recommending and replacing mechanical, electrical, and controls systems and devices as required to maintain optimal performance.
  • Continuously monitoring the operation of HVAC control systems using the BAS for verification of system performance.
  • Providing adjustments to the BAS to ensure systems are operating within museum parameters.
  • Monitoring and recording values of HVAC systems for validation of established spatial conditions in art containing spaces and improvement of energy efficiency.
  • Ensuring compliance with new and existing service contracts; scheduling and coordinating service and maintenance activities.
  • Developing comprehensive preventative maintenance programs.

Knowledge & Experience

  • Minimum five (5) years’ experience in the maintenance of Building Automation Systems (BAS).
  • Knowledge of Johnson Control METASYS software preferable.
  • Knowledge of HVAC operation and control strategies.
  • Knowledge of HVAC, alarm, and security computer applications.
  • Knowledge of construction practices for BAS, mechanical, and electrical systems.
  • Ability to interpret construction drawings and schematics.

Requirements

  • Education: Associate’s Degree or Vocation School
  • Ability and willingness to be available weekends and nights if needed
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to convey a positive and professional image
  • Good decision making and problem skills
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to lift/move 15 lbs.’ with or without reasonable accommodation

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

Administrative Assistant, Education Department

This full time, non-exempt position provides essential clerical and administrative support for the museum’s Education department and provides particular support for the Curator of Education while interacting with all departments in the Museum.  The assistant reports directly to the Curator of Education.

Job Responsibilities

  • Assist Education Dept. programs as directed, and follow the programs through to completion
  • Assist with arrangements for guest artists, speakers and performers
  • Assume responsibility as Department point-person for Altru software
  • Manage registration processes for Education events and programs
  • Manage mailing lists and mailings for Education events and programs  
  • Answer incoming calls; respond to questions and requests for information
  • Generate correspondence and reports for Curator of Education when appropriate
  • Assist with correspondence for, attendance and take notes during Education Committee meetings
  • Monitor credit card accounts for five staff members
  • Assume responsibility for overseeing maintenance of office equipment, including copy machine
  • Maintain office supplies by checking inventory and ordering items
  • Assist in training staff members and new hires

 

Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Proficiency in MS Office with expertise in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel Commitment to become proficient in Altru software systems used throughout the Museum
  • Ability to analyze and revise operating practices to improve efficiency
  • Ability to interact professionally with Trustees, Committee members, staff, volunteers and the public regarding general inquiries about programming
  • Detail oriented and comfortable working in a fast-paced office environment
  • Exceptional communication skills
  • Superior organization skills and dedication to completing projects in a timely manner
  •                 Available to work the occasional weekend/evening events

 

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

Teaching Artists

The Norton Museum of Art is seeking Teaching Artists for full-time, non-exempt employment as studio and gallery teachers working in Museum and in the community, working with children, youth and adult audiences.

The Teaching Artists will report to the Associate Curator of Education for Youth & Family Programs.

Job Responsibilities

Afterschool Arts Outreach

  • Under direction of Associate Curator of Education for Youth and Family Programs, research, design, and teach art lessons that are multicultural, arts integrated, exhibition-related, addressing creative youth development for children and youth (ages 6-17) at afterschool community sites
  • Exercise excellent classroom management skills 
  • Record and report attendance at each class
  • Order and manage art supplies for program at each site in accordance with Museum budget
  • Manage studio space provided at each of the community centers, maintaining a clean and orderly space
  • Schedule and lead three tours to the Museum for each community sites

Extended School Tours

  • Under direction of Associate Curator of Education for School and Teacher Programs, design and teach art projects related to school tours Learning to Look, STEAM, and Storytelling in Art
  • Exercise excellent classroom management skills 
  • Order and manage art supplies in accordance with Museum budget

Art After Dark

  •  Working with the Coordinator of Art After Dark, determine the schedule of Art After Dark hands-on art projects for audiences of various ages; determine art supplies necessary for the projects and order as necessary

Weekend Workshops

  • Teach a variety of afternoon workshops for adults and for youth ranging from exhibition related projects to drop-in life drawing classes
  • Provide assistance to guest artists who visit the Museum to provide workshops

1 p.m. Tours

  • Once a week, lead 1 p.m. public tours of special exhibitions and collection topics

Job Specifications and Skills
BA, experience as a teaching artist with all ages
Must have professional art teaching experience; must be detail-oriented and well-organized, with excellent verbal and written communication skills; must work effectively with diverse audiences, demonstrate independent judgment in professional settings and be a team player. Knowledge and comfort with Microsoft Office.

Please send cover letter, resume and 3 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 part-time, non-exempt 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

Museum Store Manager

Job Summary

The Museum Store Manager oversees all aspects of Museum's retail store.  This position manages the daily operations of the store, which includes hiring and management of staff, and is also responsible for budgeting and planning, merchandising, maintaining a mix of product that maximizes the store’s revenue, and selling on the floor.

 

Job Relationship

Reports to the Chief Financial Officer

 

Job Responsibilities 

  • Working with the Chief Financial Officer; develop and manage a strategy for long-term growth, which is aligned with the overall mission and strategy of the Norton Museum of Art; develop annual budgets and plans for the store and manage product and expenses in order to achieve net income goals.

Develop merchandise that respects the seasonal nature of retail in South Florida.

Work with staff to keep store connected to museum collection and rotating exhibits.

Regularly analyze sales trends to determine what is/isn’t selling and manage inventory accordingly.

Manage POS software and maintain store database, keeping abreast of software upgrades and obtain training as necessary on an ongoing basis.

Hire and train staff and ensure that the staff exhibit excellent customer service.

Ensure that all staff are adequately trained and are using the software appropriately

Develop and implement museum store procedures that ensure excellent cash, check, and credit card handling, controls, and reconciliation.

Prepare the store for the Museum’s annual audit by preparing needed reports, performing a manual inventory count, and ensuring that all inventory and sales records are consistent with manual inventory results and cash receipts.

Supply daily/weekly/monthly sales reports and meet with CFO as required.

Education/Experience:
The ideal candidate will have a minimum of five years' experience in retail management, buying and product development, preferably in a museum or specialty store environment. Excellent communication, leadership and analytic skills are required. Working knowledge of Word and Excel as well as demonstrated experience with POS systems are also required.

Special Requirements:
This year-round, full-time position will require weekend, evening and possible holiday hours during the winter season and occasionally throughout the year. The position will require some heavy lifting and movement of merchandise.

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

 

The Norton Museum of Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Marketing and Communications Assistant

The Norton Museum of Art seeks a full time, non-exempt general assistant for its growing Marketing and Communications team during an exciting period of transformation for the Museum. The assistant, who will report to the Deputy Director, will support four positions encompassing media relations, advertising and marketing, print and digital communications, and design; as well as provide administrative support for the Deputy Director of the Museum.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide support for the following
  • Requests from the Media
  • Calendar and schedule manager
  • Record-keeping and analysis of marketing campaigns
  • Staff communications
  • Digital content production
  • Other marketing/communications support, as requested

Requirements:

  • AA degree required; BA preferred
  • Microsoft Office proficiency; Comfort in a range of technologies, software, and applications will be important.
  • The successful candidate will be able to work flexibly in a fast-paced work environment, and will have strong writing and interpersonal skills and a collegial working style. A sense of humor and an interest in art and museums are a plus.

The Norton Museum of Art is currently in the final stages of a major expansion of its galleries, landscape, public spaces, and amenities. The February 2019 re-opening of the Museum, which will feature a new wing designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Lord Norman Foster, signals a new era for the Norton, its programming, and relationship to the community.

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

The Norton Museum of Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Internship Opportunities

2019 Public Programs Internship (Paid)

The Norton Museum of Art Public Programs Internship is a paid, part-time, semester-long program that provides one undergraduate, recent graduate, or graduate student the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in Public Programs in a museum while working with a team of museum professionals. Application deadline November 1, 2018.

Internship Dates: January 14-May 31, 2019. Application deadline November 1, 2018.

Responsibilities during Art After Dark:

  • Assist in coordinating evening programs by interfacing with a variety of stakeholders including performers, artists, the public, and Norton staff.
  • Assist Art After Dark Coordinator by collecting attendance data at each program offered each Friday Night and reporting numbers after each program.
  • Manage volunteers during evening programs.
  • Assist Art After Dark Coordinator oversee set up and break down.
  • Responsibilities during office hours:
  • Request promotional materials from performers and visiting artists and share with Communications Department.
  • Draft Art After Dark schedules and submitting them for edits.
  • Order materials for workshops or programs when needed.
  • Work with Docent and Volunteer Coordinator to ensure volunteer coverage for each program.
  • Compile guest speaker itineraries to share with speakers and internally with various departments in the Museum.
  • And assist Public Programs team in other projects as needed.
  • Skills Applicants must be hard-working, detail-oriented, punctual, professional, and personable.

Required commitment Part-time 16 hours each week including Friday evenings from 2-10 p.m. Office hours are flexible and to accommodate candidate’s schedule.

Eligibility and Terms The program 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.

Intern will receive a $3500 stipend.

Internship Application Materials Applications must include all materials listed below to be considered. 

  • Norton Museum of Art Internship Application form: Click 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.
  • Resume. Please include internship and work experiences, a list of relevant academic courses, and language skills.
  • Unofficial college transcript
  • Two letters of recommendation from academic or professional references

Letters must be sealed and signed across the flap by the recommender, and mailed to the address below.

Application Instructions

Your personal statement, resume, and unofficial transcript should be uploaded through the Norton Museum of Art Internship Application form. The two letters of recommendation should be mailed to:

Mariela Acuna, Art After Dark Coordinator Norton Museum of Art 1451 South Olive Avenue West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Qualified applicants will be contacted for interviews. Please no telephone inquiries.

2019 Summer Internship Program (Paid)

The Norton Museum of Art Summer Internship is a paid, full-time, seven-week program that provides undergraduate students the opportunity to gain practical art museum experience, engage in intellectual discourse, and develop professional skills. This program is open to undergraduates 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. All applicants must have successfully completed at least two college-level courses in art history. Applications open November 1, 2018. Deadline March 29, 2019.

Throughout the seven-week program summer interns will:

  • Work in departments throughout the Museum based on departmental needs and intern interests.
  • Develop an exhibition with a Curator and the Associate Curator of Education.
  • Lead summer camp tours through Museum special exhibitions and the Museum Collection.
  • Participate in meetings with art world professionals and visit regional arts institutions.
  • Engage in weekly readings, writing assignments, and discussions of current art historical and museum studies issues.
  • Organize an exhibition of artworks from the Museum Collection.

Terms and Eligibility

The program is open to undergraduates 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. All applicants must have successfully completed at least two college-level courses in art history.

Interns will be paid and receive housing in West Palm Beach, FL.

Internship Dates: June 17, 2019 – August 2, 2019

Application Deadline: March 20, 2019

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 –
  • A typewritten personal statement of no more than 500 words
  • 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 March 20, 2019.
  • Resume
  • Official college transcript

All internship applications should be mailed to:

Norton Museum of Art
Associate Curator of Education for Public Programs
1450 S Dixie Avenue
West Palm Beach, FL 33401

For more information, contact the Associate Curator of Education for Public Programs at (561) 832-5196.

The Norton Museum of Art is an equal opportunity employer.