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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]

Outreach & Family Program Coordinator

The Museum is seeking an Outreach & Family Program Coordinator

The Outreach & Family Program Coordinator, who reports to the Associate Curator of Education for Youth and Family Programs, provides teaching and administrative support for the Division of Education.

The Basic responsibilities include teaching Saturday Family Studio, DIY programs, organizing off-site events and performing administrative duties to support the Associate Curator of Education with management of the Museum’s youth, family and outreach programs, including but not limited to:

1. Developing a schedule of weekly programs throughout the year; programs should relate to current exhibitions and museum collection, and be age appropriate for elementary school children

2. Assisting with Outreach & Family Program logistics such as, but not limited to effectively monitoring attendance, ordering supplies and organizing storeroom, managing reservations for programs, reaching out to family service organizations in the community

3. Organizing activities for community events and Library program

4. Providing correspondence and computer data-entry support

5. Administering program assessment

6. This position works a Tuesday – Saturday schedule

Education

BA required; demonstrated interest in youth and families, art and museums a plus

Training and Experience:

Must be detail-oriented and well-organized, with excellent verbal and written communication skills, and must demonstrate independent judgment in a professional setting. Must speak Spanish fluently. Must perform all duties with a high level of tact, professionalism, trust and efficiency. Prior teaching experience a must.

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 children, parents, diverse clientele, peers and supervisors required. Art education experience preferred.

Physical Requirements:

Must have a car and be able to use it for work. Light physical effort required. Thursday evening hours required, particularly through the summer.

Please send cover letter, resume and 3 references to [email protected]

The Norton Museum of Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Graphic Designer

The Museum is seeking a Graphic Designer to manage the visual identity and graphic design needs of the Norton Museum of Art, across all departments. This includes design and production of a diverse set of publications and projects in print, digital, and other formats (such as signage) that serve initiatives in marketing, fundraising, educational programs, campus wayfinding, facility rentals, restaurant, store, Trustee communications, and general administration.

Housed in the Communications Department, the Graphic Designer reports to the Deputy Director of the Museum and works collaboratively with all departments to understand their objectives requiring design, and to plan and produce solutions to meet those objectives. Development of a clear production process and strict adherence to deadlines and budgets are essential in this position. The Graphic Designer manages relationships with external production vendors (such as printers) and assures their work meets the Museum’s requirements for deadlines, budget, and quality. The Graphic Designer is also responsible for identifying and managing sources for supplemental part-time or freelance design help during the Museum’s busiest times of the season.

The Graphic Designer takes leadership in ensuring consistency in use of the Museum’s visual identity across a broad range of platforms. This includes an understanding of the institution’s goals and key messages, and prioritizing these when building projects. The Graphic Designer is a key member of the Communications Department, which includes public relations, copywriting and editing, marketing, digital communications, and graphic design.

Candidates should possess a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree and at least five years of demonstrated and progressively developing work in graphic design. A degree in graphic design or fine arts is preferred, but may be substituted in consideration of professional experience. A love of art and museums is helpful, as is flexibility in a fast-paced workplace, a strong work ethic, and a sense of humor. Interested candidates should submit a resume, letter of interest, three references, and a representative sample of recent and current work to [email protected]

The Norton Museum of Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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

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 29, 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 29, 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.