Career Opportunities

Associate Registrar

The Norton is seeking an experienced Registrar to complement the Senior Registrar in anticipation of the Museum’s February 2019 opening of renovated and expanded galleries designed by Foster + Partners.  This full time, exempt position will report to the Director of Curatorial Affairs.  Once the Museum opens, the responsibilities of this position will include typical administrative and collection responsibilities such as collection care, condition reports, arranging loans and fine art shipping and rights and reproductions of the collection following best practices in the field.  

The Norton collection comprises @ 4000 photographs, @1500 works on paper, @ 700 Chinese jades, bronzes, ceramics and paintings, and @ 800 Western paintings and sculpture. In the absence of conservators on staff, the Registrar will work closely with colleagues to insure best practices for handling, installation, movement and storage of all art. 


  • The Registrar will create condition reports for acquisitions.
  •  Maintain the efficient organization of collection storage.
  •  Input documentation (and enhance information) on our database (TMS) for the collection.
  •  Coordinate photographic documentation of the collection and oversee all aspects of requests for Rights and Reproduction of the collection.
  • Will assist with loan exhibitions and managing circulating projects as needed.

The Registrar must demonstrate a collaborative attitude and have strong organization skills, be pro-active and able to prioritize and work efficiently to meet deadlines.  A professional and flexible approach, strong communication and writing skills and collegial disposition essential to working with Norton staff, benefactors, peers and vendors. 

Candidates must have a BA (in Art, Art History or Museum Studies) with a minimum of 5 years’ experience (or relevant combination of education and experience) at an institution with a permanent collection.  Must be proficient in TMS (The Museum System) and Microsoft Outlook.

Please send cover letter, resume and three references to


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:

  • Maintains and communicates information about the curatorial division;
  • 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
  • Available to support the curatorial staff, upon approval of the Director of Curatorial Affairs
  • Must be able to meet deadlines for specific projects.
  • 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.  
  • The assistant may, if qualified, 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; knowledge of art and familiarity with The Museum System software

Please send cover letter, resume and three references to


Director of Building Operations

This full time, exempt position will oversee building operating systems, facilities/maintenance, technical engineering services, security and fire systems, manage the Security and Maintenance staff, and oversee special projects.

The Director of Building Operations will report to the Chief Financial Officer.

The Job responsibilities will include the following:

  • Manage the building operating systems of the Museum and associated campus buildings, including residential buildings
  • Manage the Maintenance and Security full and part time staff
  • Maintain the security, HVAC and fire safety systems through a systematic maintenance program
  • Administer a long term maintenance schedule of building and facility repairs and replacements
  • Plan and administer the Building Operations short term and long range goals
  • Prepare and manage the annual Building Operations budgets. Reconciliation of all department purchases
  • Maintain a capital replacement schedule and budget
  • Negotiate and administer applicable outside service agreements and subcontracts.
  • Chair Safety Committee and Hurricane preparedness/response team
  • Experience operating a chiller plant over 400 tons
  • Maintain strict temperature/humidity controls in gallery spaces
  • Work with general contractor of Museum expansion project for integration of new museum operating systems with existing museum operating systems. Attend weekly OAC meetings  
  • 24 hour response for Security/HVAC emergencies
  • Provide logistical coordination for all facilities rental events
  • Provide leadership and training for all operations staff
  • Other reasonable duties as requested.

A Bachelors Degree is required; in Engineering, Business Administration, Security or Building Management.

Training and Experience will include:

  • 5 years of management experience preferred
  • Johnson Control’s Metasys software preferred
  • Software House Ccure 9000 experience
  • MS Office, Word, Excel, Outlook required
  • Good customer services skills; ability to meet with public, donors & Trustees 

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Assistant to the Associate Curator Education for School and Teacher Programs     

This position is a full time, non-exempt position reporting to the Associate Curator of Education for School and Teacher Programs. The Assistant supports the Associate Curator to develop, coordinate and execute the Museum's school and teacher programs.

Position Specifications

Support and assist Associate Curator in managing all school and teacher programs:

  • Serve as contact for school teachers booking tours
  • Schedule tours and enter information in Museum Outlook Calendar and Altru
  • Manage busing funds and busing arrangements for all school tours
  • Assist staff and docents with tours (logistics, timing, etc.)
  • Greet tour groups arriving and leaving the museum
  • Be prepared to lead school tours if/when necessary due to last-minute docent cancellation
  • Schedule meetings and take detailed minutes
  • Participate in developing and hosting school and teacher events
  • Market museum programs to school and teacher audience

School and Teacher Program Resources:

  • Assist Summer Curriculum Writers
  • Assist Associate Curator and Curator of Education in design, research, writing, and editing of teaching resources and tours for the New Norton.

May Also
Lead tours, Professional Development and Teaching workshops. Deliver pre-tour presentations at schools

Education, Training and Experience:

  • Minimum Bachelor of Arts in related field
  • Professional experience in K-12 school settings preferred
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and Outlook; Altru (can be trained on the job)
  • Comfortable with budgets and scheduling

Physical Requirements:
Hours of work at a PC; Ability to greet groups at bus stop/Museum entrance, lead group tours on occasion and introduce docents; may be required to assist audience members with special needs on occasion; other light physical effort on occasion.

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Graphic Designer

The Museum is seeking a full time Graphic Designer to format, design, plan, and produce collateral, maintaining the brand of the Museum and prepare for the future and reopening in February 2019. The position will work on both print and digital platforms.

Job Relationship
The employee will report to the Design Director, and work closely with the Communications Department and other museum staff.

Job Responsibilities

  • Apply existing brand standards to collateral across multiple platforms
  • Designing print collateral, prepare documents for print or other production methods.
  • Assist with building out and upholding the Norton’s identity and style guides.
  • Create web pages and e-blasts that communicate effectively and extend the Norton’s brand.
  • Become thoroughly knowledgeable of backend engines planned for and bulk email sending
  • Create images and graphics for website, email, social media, and other digital efforts
  • Research and report on existing website features and functionality – and where the Museum can look to expand and improve
  • Project management for the Design department’s tasks
  • Implement wayfinding and signage systems in the Museum
  • Format digital presentations for other staff
  • Follow procedures for editing and publishing content for the Museum


  • Excellent typographic skills, a strong sense of hierarchy, and clean design aesthetic
  • Experience applying brand standards to content
  • Photo retouching skills
  • While much of the website content management and eblasts use a WYSIWYG platform or backend content editors, working knowledge of the latest versions of HTML, CSS, and other coding languages is a requirement.
  • Thorough knowledge and experience editing video with quick turnaround timelines
  • Experience managing image workflow and databasing a plus
  • Digital photography and videography skills a plus
  • Publication-specific design experience, such as character and paragraph styles, flowing text from Word documents, InCopy, etc.
  • Experience preparing documents for digital and offset printing, including plating or separations
  • Impeccable organizational skills
  • Strong craft and assembly skills
  • Framing, mounting, large format printing a plus
  • Ability to work efficiently under deadline pressure, in a fast-paced work environment
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field
  • Experience in Graphic Design
  • Experience in Web Development, Computer Science, and/or Digital Marketing a plus
  • Ability to work collaboratively

Required Software Proficiency

  • Adobe Creative Suite, including Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign
  • Microsoft Office
  • Adobe Dreamweaver, or similar coding software a plus
  • Adobe Premiere, or similar video editing software a plus

Please send cover letter, resume and three references to

Art Handler/Preparator

The Museum is seeking an Art Handler/Preparator, reporting to the Head of Installation.  This position is a non-exempt, full time with benefits, 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.

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

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.  


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The Norton Museum of Art is an equal opportunity employer.