Career Opportunities

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

 


Visitor Experience Officer

The Visitor Experience Officer is responsible for the booking, coordination and execution of Private Adult Group Tours, as well as assisting with the management the Visitor Experience Associates.

Position Relationship
The full time, non exempt, Visitor Experience Officer reports to the Sr. Visitor Experience Officer. 

Position Specifications

Supervises all aspects of adult group tour sales, including:

  • Booking tour reservations for diverse adult tour groups.
  • Scheduling tours using Altru, Outlook, and TripleSeat software, coordinating tour activities on site, invoicing, and sending thank you letters.
  • Responsible for maintaining up to date records on group tour organizations.  Handle all related inquiries and correspondence via phone, email, fax and written correspondence in a timely manner.
  • Build relationships with communities, art clubs, and other tour prospects.
  • Acts as the Museum point of contact once the tour is booked. 

Works closely with:

  • The Education Dept. to schedule Docents and design themes for Adult Group Tours.
  • The Marketing Dept. to promote Adult Group Tours through updating the website and preparing marketing materials related to the program.
  • Development and the Director’s Office in coordinating Special Access Group tours.
  • The Facility Rental team as needed to coordinate rentals that have built in a tour component.
  • The Restaurant to schedule Adult Group Tour lunches.
  • The Graphic Designer to design an annual tour brochure.

Assists with managing the part time Visitor Experience staff on a daily basis, handling any and all Visitor inquiries, criticisms, and issues.  Embrace and be able to sell the benefits of Museum membership. Weekly meetings with the Sr. Visitor Experience Officer to report on AGT program and front of house.

Requirements

BA required; 3 – 5 years of customer service experience; Strong computer skills, familiarity with ticketing software, retail Point of Sale systems, MS Office Suite, and online database systems an asset.  Weekend and evening hours required.  Must be able to meet deadlines, deal with the public in a professional manner, manage multiple projects, problem solve under pressure, handle confidential information appropriately, and be able to work independently and with multiple groups. Organized and able to produce accurate reports, as well as timely and accurate deposits of money. Excellent verbal and written communications skills a must.

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

The Norton Museum of Art is an equal opportunity employer.