Careers

Careers

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.

Education/ Experience:

  • 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 [email protected]

Director of Human Resources

The Norton Museum of Art seeks a Director of Human Resources. 

The Director of Human Resources is responsible for overall administration of human resources functions of the Museum.

Position Relationship

The Human Resources Director reports to the Executive Director and is a member of the Division Management team.

Position Specifications

  • Benefits:   Responsible for the development, implementation and day-to-day administration of the Museum's benefit program.  Ensures accurate and effective communication with both employees and providers regarding helpful and necessary coverage information.
  • Employee Records:   Responsible for appropriate personnel record collection and retention policies and the confidentiality of all personnel information. Reviews position descriptions and oversees performance appraisal process on an annual basis.
  • Recruiting, hiring and termination: Responsible for the recruitment of all temporary and regular staff, coordination of the hiring process with supervisors, and the orientation of all new employees. Ensures that all proper and appropriate measures are taken throughout the hiring or termination of an employee. Conducts new employee orientation and exit interviews.
  • Staff development:   Responsible for training programs or instructional guides, guidelines, procedures and/or policies measuring or encouraging internal development; and the use of motivational tools.
  • Manage STC, the Staff Team Committee.  Responsible for governance of STC, oversee budget and approve projects undertaken by STC.
  • Policy and Procedure:   Responsible for development and implementation of personnel and compensation policies and procedures; recommends improvements for the internal Museum policies.  Communicates with and advises staff regarding internal policies and procedures.  Ensures the fair and equitable administration of policies.
  • Compensation:   Responsible for the construction and update of job descriptions and salary ranges for staff positions.
  • Legal: Assures compliance with all federal, state and local regulations.
  • Payroll:  Assists the payroll process by entering and maintaining employee payroll records.   

Job Requirements

Education:

BA degree in Human Resources or related field

Training and Experience:

Five or more years’ human resource experience with management level experience required

Job Knowledge:

Excellent organizational, communication and interpersonal skills Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite software

Physical Requirements:

Must be able to sit for long periods of time at a PC. Infrequent light physical effort required.

The Norton Museum of Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

Please send cover letter, resume and three references to [email protected]

Security Officer

The Museum is now seeking both full and part time Security staff.

The security officer is responsible for security of the Museum, safety of visitors and staff, giving informative answers to visitors and/or staff in friendly, respectful manner, observe and reporting any irregularities.

Major Responsibilities: 

  • Safeguard the museum’s artwork in and outside the museum galleries.
  • Safeguard the physical plant and assets through the use of effective security patrols.
  • Understand all museum procedures and assist contractors, visitors and staff.
  • Conduct yourself in a welcoming, pleasant manner when greeting or speaking with Museum visitors.
  • Work closely with the Visitor Experience staff when encountering a problem in the Museum galleries or public spaces.
  • Officer must be able to follow directions and react quickly during emergency situations.
  • Provide timely and accurate information to the security Supervisor on unusual conditions or situations.
  • Speak clearly over a two-way radio and be understood by other members of the staff.
  • Officer must be able to work effectively and courteously with diverse groups of visitors and staff.
  • Routinely completes daily patrol schedule for areas assigned within time frequency provided.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by Security Supervisor.
  • Conduct oneself in the best interest of the Museum.
  • Available to work until 10 pm on Fridays or later during special events.

 

Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • State Security License preferred. (Knowledge of security and safety procedures)
  • Ability to read, write, and speak fluent English, and follow written and oral instructions.
  • Officers must be able to stand or walk a patrol 3 – 4  or more hours per shift.
  • Demonstrate ability to act courteous and professional with contractors and staff.
  • Able to work outside in the elements.
  • Able to work until 10 pm on Fridays or later when necessary.
  • Officers must be able to communicate clearly, effectively, and professionally with visitors and staff by radio.

Please send resume to [email protected]

The Norton Museum of Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Archivist

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

 

Job Responsibilities:

  • 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.
  • Other reasonable duties as requested.

Job Specifications:

Education:  Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science or Archival Studies from an ALA-accredited institution or international equivalent

Training and Experience:

  • 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

Skills:

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.

Physical Requirements:

Must be able to sit for long periods of time at a PC. Light physical effort required; ability to lift and/or move 15 pounds with or without reasonable accommodation.

Please send cover letter, resume and three references to [email protected]

   

The Norton Museum of Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Internship Opportunities

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 – Summer Internship Application 2019.pdf
  • 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.