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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 [email protected]

Audio & Video Technician

This full time, non-exempt position, provides audio & video support to the many events occurring in the Norton Museum of Art.

Job Relationship: 

The Audio-Video tech reports to the Lead A/V Technician.

Job Responsibilities: 

The A/V Technician has as primary responsibilities to set up and install equipment such as microphones, sound speakers, video screens, projectors, video monitors, recording equipment, connecting wires and cables, sound and mixing boards for events and functions such as concerts, meetings, presentations, lectures.

JOB DUTIES:

  • Set up and operate sound equipment.
  • Set up and operate track lights.
  • Confer with meeting or concert director to establish cues and directions.
  • Create and install custom lighting systems.
  • Monitor sound feeds to ensure quality.
  • Ensure equipment is installed according to designated layout.
  • Test and resolve equipment issues.
  • Diagnose and correct media system problems.
  • Work with Outlook/Word/Excel
  • Installation of AV/Security Cameras
  • Coordinate audio feeds with television images.
  • Send in equipment for repairs as needed.
  • Switch video input sources from one camera to another.
  • Discuss assignments.
  • Determine filming sequences and camera movements.
  • Clean audio and video equipment and store properly.
  • Ensure equipment the safe transfer and shipment of equipment.
  • Compress and digitize audio and video data.
  • Ensure the safe storage and integrity of data.
  • Perform duties on location.
  • Work with controlled lighting systems.
  • Mixing live music/bands
  • Turn ideas into outlines, storyboards, and images.
  • Maintain inventory of equipment.
  • Install AV in Art galleries
  • Assist with install of computers
  • Video recording with portable camera set up

Education: 

High School/GED

Technical School preferred

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

The Norton Museum of Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Visitor Experience Associate

The Norton Museum of art is seeking Visitor Experience Associates in anticipation of our spring opening.  This part-time position serves as the welcoming face of the Museum to the public.  This position reports to the Visitor Experience Officer and Senior Visitor Experience Officer.


Job Responsibilities

 Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Working closely with the public by welcoming museum visitors and directing them to exhibition spaces, public programs, or to ongoing tours, with an engaging, approachable demeanor.
  • Collecting admission information for admissions, group tours, public programs, and recording in Altru software; Promoting Museum membership benefits and opportunities.
  • Working in the museum store, restocking inventory and assisting visitors with purchases using POS/cash transactions.

These duties are all enhanced by an outgoing, welcoming demeanor.


Job Specifications

The Associate must be proficient in MS Office, possess excellent verbal communication skills, good judgement and strong customer service skills.

Altru software experience preferred, but will train.  Experience working in a retail environment and utilizing CounterPoint is a plus.

Able to sit or stand for long periods.

Comfortable answering multi-line phones.


Education: High School diploma a must, bachelor’s degree preferred.  

Must be available for Friday night and Weekend hours.

 

Please send resume and cover letter to [email protected].

The Norton Museum of Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Archivist

JOB SUMMARY:

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

 

Job Knowledge:

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.

Security Officer

The Museum has an opening for a Security Officer

This Officer’s position is responsible for monitoring the security access systems, welcoming staff, volunteers, Trustees and visitors to the Administrative entrance and reporting any irregularities. Assist in answering all incoming calls after normal Museum hours.  This full time, non-exempt position is for the 4:00 pm – Midnight shift, Monday – Friday and reports to the Security Manager.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Monitors and controls the museum’s computerized security access system and environmental system. Notifies appropriate personnel as needed.
  • Understand and monitor the museum’s closed circuit television (CCTV) system. Including the ability to review incidents on videotape. 
  • Greets staff and volunteers, issuing radios, keys, ID badges, etc. with a welcoming, pleasant demeanor.
  • Greets any and all visitors, vendors, etc. who enter the Administrative Entrance and immediately contact the staff member expecting them.
  • Understand all museum policies and procedures, while observing all areas of the museum.
  • When required, communicate to 911 operators in a professional manner.
  • Operator must be able to follow directions and react quickly during emergency situations.
  • Provides timely and accurate information to the Security Mgr. and/or Dir. of Building Operations.
  • Able to operate a two-way radio console and monitor the intrusion/fire alarm systems.
  • Answer phone and assist caller after normal Museum hours.
  • Able to remember the names and location of personnel in the organization and to understand essential departmental operations.
  • Able to speak clearly and distinctly, to use a well modulated and pleasing voice.
  • Assumes total responsibility of museum property during evenings and holidays.
  • Knowledge of current computing technologies and software applications appropriate to the position’s job responsibilities.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by Security Mgr. and/or Facilities Director.

Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • State Security License. (Knowledge of security and safety procedures)
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of reports, data, and messages.
  • Ability to think clearly and act quickly in emergency/life threatening situations.
  • Ability to read, write, speak fluent English, and follow written and oral instructions.
  • Computer literate to include Microsoft office and outlook, with excellent communication skills.

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

The Museum 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.