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William and Sarah Ross Soter Senior Curator of Photography (Full Time - Exempt)

The Norton Museum of Art is seeking excellent candidates for the role of William and Sarah Ross Soter Senior Curator of Photography. 

This individual will be an energetic, captivating, and dynamic curator with a strong base of knowledge in photographic history and deep connections to emerging and contemporary photographers and artists working in new media, to continue the strengthen the national reputation of the Museum’s collection and exhibition program and bring them to a level of international acclaim.

The Museum’s permanent collection consists of more than 8,200 artworks across five collecting areas: American, Chinese, Contemporary, European, and Photography. The bulk of the Photography Collection dates from the late 19th century to today, but the core of the collection centers on a gift from Baroness Jeane von Oppenheim. The gift helped establish the collection in 2000 after the Baroness gifted nearly 800 objects in 1998. Overseeing the Photography Collection, consisting of approximately 4,600 images, the William and Sarah Ross Soter Senior Curator of Photography is responsible for developing a relevant program of innovative and original exhibitions, in collaboration with LCE and Marketing & Communications.

The William and Sarah Ross Soter Senior Curator of Photography must demonstrate in-depth awareness of photography, video art, and new media. They must be able to propose acquisitions that will enhance the Norton’s collection of photo-based art and represent the important stylistic developments from the 19th century to present day, inclusive of works by emerging and contemporary artists, within the context of the museum’s historical collection. They will also be critical in introducing those works to the Norton’s Works of Art Committee (WoAC) in their oversight of acquisitions.

The William and Sarah Ross Soter Senior Curator of Photography will collaborate with the Director & CEO, the Chief Development Officer, and colleagues in Development to generate financial support of photography and related media through donor visits and grant and foundation applications; as well as working to develop, expand, and sustain the Photography Committee, one of four collector groups at the Norton that consists of sophisticated collectors and enthusiasts who expect appealing programming that engages the vast and significant collectors in this community.

The William and Sarah Ross Soter Senior Curator of Photography must be able to suggest, create, and conduct engaging programming through professional connections and propose adventurous ideas with LCE and Marketing & Communications colleagues. 

The individual in this position must be familiar with requirements and approximate costs to realize exhibitions and be able to complete projects on time and within budgets, being accountable to the DCO&R on these matters. Additionally, they must be familiar with expenses associated with special installation requirements, honoraria, artist fees, and transportation.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

In the following areas, the William and Sarah Ross Soter Senior Curator of Photography will:

Curatorial

  • Create and organize exhibitions (including permanent collection rotations and traveling exhibitions) based on rigorous research and original ideas.
  • In the development of exhibitions, present a holistic project proposal that collaboratively incorporates educational and marketing programming, to be presented twice a year to the Audience Development Committee (ADC).
  • Following a schedule developed by the DCO&R, conduct research and write all exhibition didactics including introductory texts, labels, brochures, and, when budgeted, supporting catalogues.
  • Act as coordinating curator, in collaboration with the DCO&R, for guest-curated or other traveling exhibitions.
  • Determine the layout of exhibitions and, together with the DCO&R, Head of Installation, and the Graphic Designer, develop the exhibition design as well as installation schedule.
  • Assist in identifying and securing exhibition venues for traveling exhibitions.
  • In collaboration with the DCO&R and curatorial department staff, oversee installation of permanent collection galleries.
  • With Director & CEO, develop and revise the Museum’s Collection Development Strategy for expanding the collection, as well as make recommendations for acquisitions, write justifications, and present to the Works of Art Committee (WoAC).
  • Conduct public lectures on exhibitions and collection; create engaging digital programs and online content; and build outreach to local, regional, and national and international communities for audience development.
  • Assist with the Norton’s Artist in Residency (AiR) program.
  • Build and maintain relationships with artists, dealers, curators, directors, critics, and journalists.
  • Together with DCO&R, examine the condition of the photography collection and work with registrars to determine conservation needs. Manage and oversee conservation projects from start to finish as well as suggesting de-accessioning plan in accordance with the Museum’s Collection Management Policy.

Cultivation/Fundraising

  • Develop and maintain relationships with collectors, donors, private funders, and foundations.
  • Assist with solicitation of funds for acquisitions in conjunction with Director & CEO and Chief Development Officer.
  • Represent the museum at national and international art fairs, biennials, exhibition openings, and other contemporary art world events.
  • Visit private collections and work to sustain interest in the Norton.
  • Work closely with the Director & CEO to cultivate donors in order to receive gifts of art that will increase the quality of the Norton permanent collection.
  • Assist Chief Development Officer, Director of Institutional Giving, and staff in writing grants for curatorial projects.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Strong candidates for the William and Sarah Ross Soter Senior Curator of Photography position will possess:

  • A minimum of 10 years’ experience with a history of innovative and meaningful exhibitions.
  • Excellent writing skills demonstrated by authorship of publications or associated texts on various media platforms, as well as strong public speaking skills and the development of lectures that contribute to meaningful dialogue within the contemporary art world. 
  • Familiarity with international art fairs, contemporary and photography galleries, and alternative, independent spaces.
  • Experience coordinating exhibitions from other institutions, smaller spotlight projects and installing collection galleries.
  • Strong collaboration skills and knowledge of current best practices.
  • Awareness of, and professional associations and connections with, colleagues nationally (and internationally) at other public and private institutions, as well as with the exhibitions and projects being organized by colleagues.
  • Experience facilitating national and international loans.

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.

Contact

Koya Partners, the executive search firm that specializes in mission-driven search, has been exclusively retained for this engagement. Naree W. S. Viner and Tenley Bank of Koya Partners are the search team for this assignment. To express interest in this role please submit your materials directly to Tenley at [email protected]. All inquiries and discussions will be considered strictly confidential.

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The Norton Museum of Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer and celebrates a diverse team of talented and dedicated staff, docents, and volunteers. 

Research shows that women and individuals from underrepresented backgrounds often apply to jobs only if they meet 100% of the qualifications. We recognize that it is highly unlikely that an applicant meets 100% of the qualifications for a given role. Therefore, if much of this job description describes you, then you are highly encouraged to apply for this role.

Development Officer for Institutional Giving (Grant Writer) (Full time - Exempt)

The Development Officer for Institutional Giving is responsible for supporting all initiatives related to the Museum’s foundation, government, and corporate donors and prospects, including fundraising and relationship management. The position is primarily focused on grant writing and administration, and sustains close working relationships with all museum departments to understand and stay current with project goals and needs. The Development Officer for Institutional Giving reports to the Director of Institutional Giving and collaborates on other related areas of responsibilities, including research, program management, endowment stewardship, donor recognition, and budgeting.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Grant Management:
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Maintains portfolio of foundation, corporate, and government donors and prospects, and regularly prepares grant applications, proposals, and correspondence based on guidelines and priorities
  • Oversees maintenance of grant database, including monitoring and tracking of submitted and pending proposals
  • Supports Director of Institutional Giving in conducting research on grant-making institutions and potential funding opportunities
  • Assists in preparing budgets for grant applications
  • Regularly prepares reports as required by grant-making institutions
  • Interacts and builds relationships with contacts at funding organizations
  • Coordinates with multiple departments including, but not limited to, the Director's Office, Marketing and Communications, Development, Education, Curatorial, and Human Resources to determine needs and timelines for grant opportunities

Reporting and Program Management: 

  • Collaborates with Development Officer for Stewardship on donor recognition and credit line management across digital and printed media
  • Oversees endowment stewardship; regularly reports on fund activity and deliverables, directly liaising with institutional contacts and serving as a key relationship manager
  • Supports Director of Institutional Giving with department budgeting, financial reporting, data integrity, and goal-setting and tracking
  • Manages the administration of the Corporate Partnership program in collaboration with the Membership team; regularly interacts with partners through email/phone correspondence or in-person at events and programs
  • Supports the Director of Institutional Giving on all aspects of managing the Museum’s Business Council


Other Responsibilities: 

  • Partners with the Marketing & Communications department to ensure a consistent and unified institutional voice that aligns with the organization’s identity and brand
  • Supports the Director of Institutional Giving, as needed, in compilation of broad institutional information (reaccreditation, Association of Art Museum Directors report, etc.)
  • Maintains the institutional calendar, regularly updating it with upcoming deadlines for grants, reports, or deliverables
  • Supports Development Committee activities
  • Reviews and proofreads general Development communications as needed (letters, invitations, briefing sheets, donor listings, etc.)
  • Participates in fundraising and stewardship events, such as the annual Museum Gala, and provides support to Development staff on occasional evenings and weekends with advance notice


Qualifications:

  • Exceptional writing, editing and proofreading skills with excellent knowledge of the English language and rules of grammar.
  • 3+ years of professional experience writing and editing; experience with grant proposals preferred.
  • Administrative, fundraising and budget management experience.
  • Experience working in a museum, art-related, and/or non-profit entity a plus.
  • Strong organizational skills and outstanding attention to detail.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities, anticipate demands, and deliver on time and on budget.
  • Positive, “can-do” attitude, flexible, team-oriented, and results driven.
  • Bachelor's degree in Communications, Journalism, Arts Administration, Art History, or related fields preferred.


Physical Requirements:

  • The person in this position must be able move about inside and outside the office; to frequently communicate with managers and employees, ability to access and operate computer and other office equipment; and ability to lift, move or carry up to ten (10) pounds.

For immediate consideration, please send an email with your resume, cover letter and references to: [email protected]. No telephone calls please.

The Norton Museum of Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer and celebrates a diverse team of talented and dedicated staff, docents, and volunteers.

Research shows that women and individuals from underrepresented backgrounds often apply to jobs only if they meet 100% of the qualifications. We recognize that it is highly unlikely that an applicant meets 100% of the qualifications for a given role. Therefore, if much of this job description describes you, then you are highly encouraged to apply for this role.

The Norton Museum of Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Lead Visitor Experience Associate (Full Time - Non Exempt)

The Lead Visitor Experience Associate is a full-time position that serves as the welcoming face of the Museum to the public. The Lead VE Associate fulfills an array of functions such as checking in visitors, crowd and queue management, membership sales, and providing visitors information on exhibitions and programs, and provides leadership and guidance to Visitor Experience Associates. This position reports to the Senior Visitor Experience Manager.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • 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.
  • Hosting a space, being prepared to answer questions regarding museum programs or collections.
  • Walking the museum galleries and noting any possible Visitor Experience improvements that can be made.
  • Working alongside Security to enforce museum visitor policies and keep the Collection safe.
  • Collect attendance information on general admissions, group tours, public programs, and recording via Altru, the museums admission and data management software.
  • Actively engaging in various museum initiatives and programs.
  • Promoting Museum membership benefits and opportunities, and handling associated admission and membership sales, done via cash, check, or credit.
  • Provide support to Visitor Experience Associates when required.
  • Assisting museum staff with administrative tasks such as data entry work, private tour bookings, and other back of house projects as assigned.
  • Other duties as assigned, such as assisting with Development, Learning and Community Engagement, and Membership events, as required, particularly during high season.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must be proficient in MS Office, particularly Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
  • Excellent verbal communication skills, good judgement, and strong customer service skills.
  • Lead Associates must coordinate with their fellow associates and think on their feet, so good teamwork is necessary.
  • Comfortable taking a lead in public facing situations.
  • Altru software experience is preferred but training is provided.
  • Experience working in a retail environment or guest management is a plus.
  • Ability to sit or stand for long periods of time, potentially outdoors.
  • Availability to work weekends and Friday evenings is a requirement.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: 

  • The person in this position must be able move about inside and outside the office; to frequently communicate with managers and employees, ability to access and operate computer and other office equipment; and ability to lift, move or carry up to twenty (20) pounds.

For immediate consideration, please send an email with your resume, cover letter and references to: [email protected]. No telephone calls please.

 The Norton Museum of Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer and celebrates a diverse team of talented and dedicated staff, docents, and volunteers. 

Research shows that women and individuals from underrepresented backgrounds often apply to jobs only if they meet 100% of the qualifications. We recognize that it is highly unlikely that an applicant meets 100% of the qualifications for a given role. Therefore, if much of this job description describes you, then you are highly encouraged to apply for this role.

Temporary Programs Associate

The Temporary School and Teacher Programs Associate will support K-12 programming at the Museum while the Director of School and Teacher Programs is out on maternity leave. This person assists and work closely with the School and Teacher Programs Coordinator and the Chief Officer of Learning and Community Engagement.


RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Welcomes K-12 school groups to the Museum and assists staff and docents with tours including checking in schools when they arrive, helping prepare the art classroom, storing lunches and assisting teachers with any questions.
  • Sends group information weekly to docents in advance of their tour.
  • Along with a volunteer, prepares art supplies for upcoming Extended Tours.
  • Teaches Extended Tours as needed in the Museum classroom.
  • Assists the School and Teacher Programs Coordinator in preparing student artwork for the art exhibition in the Marden Community Gallery opening on Friday, December 16th. This may include tasks such as organizing images of the artwork, collecting, and editing label information, and working with an outside vendor for preparing the artwork.
  • Assists in the planning and execution of the opening night reception for Marden Community Gallery on Friday, December 16th.
  • Assists in the planning and execution of teacher professional development workshops on November 4th, February 6th and February 7th.
  • Assists with the planning of the Teacher Advisory Council meetings.
  • Participates in docent continuing education sessions and all-staff education meetings.
  • Other administrative tasks as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience teaching art to K-12 aged students in a classroom, community, or museum setting preferred.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills to work with a variety of people including museum staff, teachers, bus drivers, school administrators and volunteers.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and Outlook.
  • May require moderate lifting and carrying of boxes, artwork, and art supplies.

For immediate consideration, please send an email with your resume, cover letter and references to: [email protected]. No telephone calls please.

 The Norton Museum of Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer and celebrates a diverse team of talented and dedicated staff, docents, and volunteers. 

Research shows that women and individuals from underrepresented backgrounds often apply to jobs only if they meet 100% of the qualifications. We recognize that it is highly unlikely that an applicant meets 100% of the qualifications for a given role. Therefore, if much of this job description describes you, then you are highly encouraged to apply for this role.

Events Coordinator (Full Time & Part Time - Non-Exempt)

The Norton Museum of Art is seeking an Event Coordinator for a temporary six (6) month project. The Event Coordinator supports the Special Events program area within the Development Department. This position is responsible for the implementation of the Development Department’s special events, including the annual fundraisers, with responsibilities not limited to event logistics, vendor and donor relationships, as well as event sponsorship and private facility rental and use. The Event Coordinator will report to the Director of Special Events and the Chief Development Officer and work closely with the current Event Coordinator.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Event Logistics:

  • Assist in the planning, coordination, and execution of the Museum’s major fundraising events (including the annual Gala), Director’s and VIP events, special exhibition openings, and other Membership, Norton Circle, and cultivation events for the Development Department, as assigned
  • Assist with creating, coordinating, and managing layouts and flows of events, as needed
  • Assist with mailing lists and mailings, especially address input/corrections and correspondence with mail house
  • Work synergistically with all departments of the Museum to create a seamless event experience for event attendees, staff and Museum visitors
  • Work with Constellation Culinary Group’s Director of Catering; meet regularly before and during the event to plan and review operational items pertaining to day-of logistics and execution
  • Attend and represent the Development Department at Museum Operations meetings as needed; taking notes as needed

Vendor Relationships/Communications:

  • Work with in-house/external event design teams to negotiate with vendors (rentals, lighting, catering, entertainment, hotel(s), etc.) and obtain contracts, as needed
  • Assist and work with the Museum’s Facility Rental team if and when applicable
  • Review all décor elements with Chief Development Officer, and work with vendors to arrange all details
  • Serve as staff liaison for event site and support personnel, vendors, and artists if applicable

Other:

  • Assist with maintenance of constituent records in the Museum’s database for accuracy
  • Assist with print materials and mailings as needed, ensuring conformity to Museum branding guidelines
  • Assist with weekly tracking and reporting to the Chief Development Officer, as needed
  • Manage event supplies: stock, inventory, and organize the storage of items
  • General administrative tasks, including answering phones, managing RSVP lists and email accounts, and other items as needed
  • Handle confidential information appropriately
  • Attend evening and weekend events/fundraising activities and assist Special Events staff with check-in, as needed

QUALIFICATIONS:

This position will require weekend, evening and possible holiday hours. The position will require some heavy lifting and movement of equipment. Must be able to adhere to deadlines, manage multiple projects and handle confidential information appropriately. Must be proficient in Microsoft Office, organized, able to work independently, and with multiple projects. Excellent written and verbal communication skills is a must. Attention to detail and accuracy required. BA/ BS preferred.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: 

  • At least two years of experience in a related role preferred, but not required
  • Museum or cultural institution experience preferred, but not required
  • Ability and willingness to work extended hours, including nights and weekends as needed
  • Excellent written, verbal, and communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications, including database management (Altru proficiency a plus)
  • Ability to convey a positive and professional image, especially in high-pressure situations, with Museum staff, vendors, guests, and high level donors
  • Self-starter with the ability to prioritize, multi-task, and excel in a fast-paced environment
  • Good decision making and problem solving skills
  • Demonstrate the highest level of personal and ethical standards
  • Attention to detail and accuracy in performance
  • Ability to meet and impose deadlines, working with minimal supervision
  • Ability to walk/stand for prolonged periods during events, and ability to lift and/or move 15 pounds with or without reasonable accommodation
  • Experience working with an Event Management Software and/ or Social Tables is a plus

For immediate consideration, please send an email with your resume, cover letter and references to: [email protected]. No telephone calls please.

 The Norton Museum of Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer and celebrates a diverse team of talented and dedicated staff, docents, and volunteers. 

Research shows that women and individuals from underrepresented backgrounds often apply to jobs only if they meet 100% of the qualifications. We recognize that it is highly unlikely that an applicant meets 100% of the qualifications for a given role. Therefore, if much of this job description describes you, then you are highly encouraged to apply for this role.

Security Officer (Full Time & Part Time, Non-Exempt)

JOB SUMMARY: 

The security officer is responsible for the overall security and safety of the visitors, staff, collections, and visitors of the Norton Museum of Art and its campus, which includes the garden, Cranesnest Way houses and parking lot. This includes providing excellent customer service to our visitors, staff, and contractors in a friendly, respectful manner, observing and reporting any irregularities.

 RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Safeguard the museum’s artwork in and outside the museum galleries.
  • Safeguard the physical plant and assets using 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.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Knowledge of security and safety procedures
  • Ability to read, write, and speak fluent English, and follow written and oral instructions.
  • Ability to communicate clearly, effectively, and professionally with visitors and staff.
  • Ability to stand or walk a patrol 7 or more hours per shift.
  • Demonstrate ability to act courteous and professional with visitors, staff, and contractors.
  • Able to work outside in the elements.
  • Able to work until 10 pm on Fridays or later when necessary.

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The Norton Museum of Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer and celebrates a diverse team of talented and dedicated staff, docents, and volunteers.

Research shows that women and individuals from underrepresented backgrounds often apply to jobs only if they meet 100% of the qualifications. We recognize that it is highly unlikely that an applicant meets 100% of the qualifications for a given role. Therefore, if much of this job description describes you, then you are highly encouraged to apply for this role.

The Norton Museum of Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The Norton Museum of Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer and celebrates a diverse team of talented and dedicated staff, docents, and volunteers. 

Research shows that women and individuals from underrepresented backgrounds often apply to jobs only if they meet 100% of the qualifications. We recognize that it is highly unlikely that an applicant meets 100% of the qualifications for a given role. Therefore, if much of this job description describes you, then you are highly encouraged to apply for this role.

More Information on July 1 Implementation of Machine-Readable Files (MRFs)

The Transparency in Coverage final rules require non-grandfathered group health plans and health insurance issuers offering non-grandfathered coverage in the group and individual markets to disclose on a public website information regarding:

  • In-network negotiated rates for covered items and services
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As of July 1, 2022, these machine-readable files (MRFs) must be made “publicly available and accessible to any person free of charge and without conditions, such as establishment of a user account, password, or other credentials, or submission of personally identifiable information (PII) to access the file” and must be updated on a monthly basis. The website where these MRFs will be housed is: https://www.floridablue.com/members/tools-resources/transparency/machine-readable-files