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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]

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 [email protected]

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 [email protected]

 

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 [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.

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 –
  • 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.