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Chief Financial Officer (Full-time, Exempt)

JOB PURPOSE

The Chief Financial Officer’s (CFO) primary responsibility is for the implementation and management of the Museum’s overall financial operations and investment planning. The CFO is responsible for the short and long-range financial planning and reporting; and leads, manages, coaches, and develops the support staff to fulfill these duties. The CFO will also manage three Board committees: the Finance Committee; the Investment Committee; and, in conjunction with the COO, the Audit & Risk Committee. The CFO is a member of the museum’s senior leadership team and reports to the Director &CEO.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

A. Financial Operations/ Investment Planning / Risk Management

  • Responsible for the development of the annual operating, restricted, and capital budgets; analyzing results throughout the year; identifying potential issues and alerting the Director and the Finance Committee; and recommending solutions.
  • Maintain close relationships with the Museum’s Board of Trustees; providing staff support and timely and accurate analysis for three Board Committees – Finance Committee, Investment Committee, and Audit & Risk Committee (in conjunction with the COO).
  • Responsible for the analysis required to enable the three above mentioned Board Committees and the Director to understand the workings and needs of the Museum.
  • Oversees the museum’s daily financial operations, accounting functions, annual audit, and the preparation of tax returns, including the Form 990.
  • Provide effective staff development, coaching, goal setting, performance management and accountability designed to achieve optimum results.
  • Responsible for the maintenance of endowment accounts, long-term investment reporting and investment pools. Interfaces with investment advisors on management of endowment and reserves.
  • Reviews all contracts between the Museum and vendors, consultants, and service providers.
  • Responsible for developing and implementing sound fiscal policy and “best practices”, and for ensuring compliance with all outside regulations including state, federal, and local grant restrictions, and debt covenant requirements.
  • Maintain bank relationships and management of the Norton’s debt.
  • Establishes and/or maintains the financial reporting systems and all accounting functions.
  • Works with the Chief Development Officer on gift agreement and fundraising guidelines.
  • Collaborates with the senior leadership team.
  • Other projects as assigned.

B. Comprehensive Campaign (Capital and Endowment)

  • Support campaign by running financial modeling projections for both endowment and operations.
  • Responsible for financial management of construction project and ensuring project stays within approved budget.
  • Work closely with CDO to ensure proper recording of pledges and gifts.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • A minimum ten years of increasing responsibility in leadership, financial, and strategic planning.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a field relevant to the position; master’s degree preferred.
  • Experience in the non-profit cultural arts sector is critical.
  • Experience in an art museum a plus.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of non-profit accounting principles and experience in developing and reading financial statements including balance sheet, profit and loss, and cash flow statements.
  • Proven ability to work with high profile individuals and discretion with confidential information.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of not-profit fiscal management, including endowments and debt financing; experience working with capital projects is highly desirable.
  • Demonstrated experience in motivating, managing, and developing teams.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and listening abilities.
  • Solid presentation skills.
  • Impeccable integrity, solid work ethic, positive attitude, and a sense of humor are required.
  • Prior experience with capital campaigns and construction projects a plus.

Note: Nothing in this job description restricts management’s rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. 

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.

Chief Operating Officer (Full-time, Exempt)

JOB PURPOSE 

The Chief Operating Officer (COO) oversees the museum’s ongoing operations and capital expenditure program; and develops policies and procedures to this end. Direct areas of responsibility include campus management and maintenance, including landscaping; security; information technology; retail store; risk management; co-responsibility for capital campaign with Director & CEO. The COO is also responsible for the contractual relationship with Constellation Culinary Group, the Norton’s restauranteur. The COO is responsible for the long-range and strategic planning in these areas; leads, manages, coaches, and develops the staff that fulfills these duties; and works closely with them to ensure the smooth operation of the Museum. The COO will also manage two Board committees: the Physical Facilities Committee; and, in conjunction with the CFO, the Audit & Risk Committee. The Chief Operating Officer (COO) is a member of the museum’s senior leadership team and reports to the Director & CEO. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

A. Building and Campus Maintenance

  • Oversee capital projects and yearly capex budget.
  • Provide structure and support to the Director of Facilities & Operational Logistics to ensure the entire Norton campus, including gardens and landscaping, is maintained, and operated in a manner that is consistent with a world-class museum.
  • Responsible for the management and rental of any Cranesnest properties and the acquisition of any future property.

B. Security

  • Provide structure and support to the Director of Security in his/her duties implementing the comprehensive security program for the museum campus ensuring the safety of the Norton and its employees, visitors, and art collection, while at the same time ensuring the seamless training, collaboration, and communication among the various front-line staff (Security, Visitor Experience, The Store, and the Restaurant).
  • Security must also work seamlessly with IT to ensure the safety of the Norton’s digital profile and data (cyber security).
  • Provide guidance and coaching to the Director of Security to enable him/her and the staff to function at the highest level. Ensure completion of training, coaching, and performance management process.

C. Information Technology

  • Responsible for the overall quality and efficiency of IT operations.
  • Provide structure and support to the Director of IT to ensure the safety and security and integrity of the Norton’s data, both internally and externally.
  • Working with the Director of IT, maintain a progressive and forward-looking cyber security posture, which includes ongoing staff training and awareness.

D. Earned Revenue (Retail Services/Restaurant)

  • Provide structure and support to the Director of Retail Services in order to maximize earned revenue potential.
  • Responsible for the contractual relationship with the Norton’s restauranteur, Constellation Culinary Group.
  • Working with Constellation’s management staff, responsible for maximizing revenue opportunities.

E. Risk Management

  • Responsible and accountable for the Museum’s risk management program.

F. Capital Campaign

  • Working with contractors, consultants, and architects, support the expansion of the museum.
  • In conjunction with the CEO, supervise and direct the activities of the owner’s rep on the construction project.

G. Management

  • Provide leadership, structure and support for all areas of responsibility, ensuring department goals align with the overall mission and vision of the organization.
  • Provide guidance and coaching to the Directors of these departments to enable them and their respective staffs to function at the highest level.
  • Ensure completion of performance management process and reaching agreed upon annual goals.

H. Other responsibilities

  • Other projects as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • A minimum ten years of increasing responsibility in operational leadership, and strategic planning.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a field relevant to the position; master’s degree preferred.
  • Experience in the non-profit cultural arts sector is a preferred.
  • Experience with large capital and construction projects is highly desirable.
  • Experience in the commercial new construction and expansions is a preferred.
  • Real estate management experience is a plus.
  • Impeccable integrity, solid work ethic, positive attitude, and a sense of humor are required.
  • Proven ability to work with high profile individuals and discretion with confidential information.
  • Demonstrated experience in motivating, managing, and developing teams.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and listening abilities.
  • Solid presentation skills

Note: Nothing in this job description restricts management’s rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. 

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.

Director of Marketing and Advertising (Full-time, Exempt)

JOB PURPOSE 

The Director of Marketing and Advertising will lead, plan, direct, and implement the marketing and advertising strategies on behalf of the Norton Museum of Art. This role will report to the Chief Development and External Affairs Officer and work in tandem with the Chief Media Relations Officer to frame the Museum's content strategy and messaging as it relates to the development of the Norton's brand to promote its world-class Collection of art and innovative special exhibitions. The Director will be accountable for:

  • Maximizing outreach to and engagement of diverse audiences across the Palm Beach County community, nearby regions and nationally through marketing and paid media strategies that communicate the relevancy of the Museum, the permanent collection and exhibitions, programs and events, and more.
  • Overseeing a growing Department that includes a Digital Communications Officer and a Communications Assistant (shared with the Chief Media Relations Officer) and manage a robust marketing and advertising budget
  • Collaborating and working in close partnership with colleagues across the Museum as a catalyst for innovation, creating plans for new communication channels and refreshing the community outreach infrastructure of the museum, as well as shaping institutional strategy to support Museum decisions regarding outreach, visitor experience and public offerings. Most specifically, the Director of Marketing and Advertising will partner with the Chief Media Relations Officer, Director of Creative Services, Director of Museum Services, and the Director of Membership to ensure visitor data collection is maximized to support outreach and engagement with the Museum’s current and future visitors.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Develop a strategic, integrated communications and marketing strategy that leverages traditional, social and digital media to promote the museum’s Collection, special exhibitions, educational programs, events, community and fundraising initiatives, tourism engagements, as well as select initiatives to maintain and deepen the museum’s reach, visibility, attendance and visitor loyalty.
  • Provide clear and impactful institutional voice to strengthen Museum’s brand and initiatives to further amplify the Norton as a thriving arts organization and anchor to the local community, as well as regionally and nationally.
  • Oversee, produce, and approve external marketing communications including, but not limited to, institutional messaging for our promotional materials, advertising campaigns, social + digital media, visitor and member campaigns, and website content to ensure consistent messaging and branding with a unified voice.
  • Oversee all aspects of marketing project management and production schedules, including media planning and placement, social media planning and scheduling, publicity photo shoots, internal/external approval of materials – ensuring all campaigns are on track to meet strategic objectives. The artistic development of these materials, particularly design and videography, would be completed in close collaboration with the Director of Creative Services.
  • Establish, measure, and track marketing goals, leveraging analytics and performance data to inform and shift marketing strategies, as necessary.
  • Serve as a liaison to internal/external constituents including visitors, members, vendors, partner agencies, community leaders, and peer institutions, supporting Chief Media Relations Officer where appropriate in media relationships and beyond.
  • Collaborate with neighboring Palm Beach County organizations, attractions, and events to leverage marketing partnerships and promotional strategies.
  • Develop and manage a financial budget that supports strategic multi-channel marketing plans and programs. Accountable for cost containment, coordinating activities of cross-functional teams, identifying appropriate resources needed, and developing realistic schedules to ensure timely completion of strategic plans.
  • With the Director of Creative Services develop a comprehensive Norton communications toolbox that includes leadership bios and headshots, news release, branding and style guide, digital asset library, and media database.
  • Coordinate with other museum department leaders to ensure consistent messaging and branding throughout the organization.
    • Collaborate with the Museum’s Membership program to support member communications, acquisition campaigns, and stewardship initiatives with clear and consistent messaging which contributes to the overall communications strategy.
    • Partner with the Director of Museum Services to implement new data collection initiatives and evaluate visitor data to make recommendations to the Director and Sr. Staff in support of institutional decisions.
    • Align with Chief Media Relations Officer on strategic communications and strategies to present the Museum’s brand story and build a positive image for the public.
    • The aesthetics and visual identity of all promotional materials will be developed with the Director of Creative Services as it relates to printed, digital, and video-based assets for brand consistency. There will also be close collaboration through the editorial content process in partnership with the Copy Editor & Project Manager within the Creative Services Department.
  • Supports a robust internal communication structure for Museum employees and Board communications, alongside the HR Department and Chief of Staff and Governance.
  • Provide strong leadership and set clear expectations and goals for all marketing team members – leading by example and providing ongoing feedback and annual performance evaluations.
  • Recruit, hire and manage regular and freelance staff, including social media and website managers, communication assistants, interns, and advertising agencies.
  • Instill a sense of purpose and high institutional standards for the Norton’s written and verbal communications and branding to be engaging, clear, typo-free, and accurate.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Strong academic credentials with a relevant master’s degree or equivalent experience required.
  • 7+ years’ experience leading a marketing team.
  • Knowledge of museum operations, the arts industry and arts marketing preferred.
  • Proven experience developing and implementing an integrated marketing plan in a non-profit setting.
  • Superior interpersonal and communications skills and ability to be personable and diplomatic working with and managing a diverse group of internal and external stakeholders, particularly in shaping positive experiences and perceptions.
  • Proven experience using best practices and current technologies in print and digital marketing communication, and public relations.
  • Proven experience in developing and managing an annual budget.
  • Knowledge of tourism, non-profit marketing as well as the Palm Beach community and culture a plus.
  • Genuine interest in the visual arts, performing arts, architecture, and design. Understand the various communities that make up the diverse audience for the visual arts.
  • Be an interactive and collaborative partner with colleagues throughout the organization, educating them on the marketing and communications strategies, programs and plans.
  • A high level of organizational and project management skills with strong attention to details, deadlines and follow-through, coupled with the ability to be nimble and expeditious for short-term and/or emergent projects/press-related activities.
  • An intelligent and articulate self-starter and finisher who is creative, energetic and accountable, yet collaborative and team oriented.
  • Expertise integrating content marketing, social media, and traditional earned media efforts.
  • Demonstrated competencies with evaluation metrics and tools, including performance indicator development and Google Analytics reporting to show effectiveness in converting users to customers.
  • Technical proficiency with all the major social media platforms and an understanding of their role in an overall marketing strategy.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with project management platforms and digital asset management systems a plus.
  • A goal-driven strategic thinker with creative vision, critical thinking skills, and a great customer service orientation and mindset. A positive, team-oriented, and flexible “can-do” attitude. Emotionally mature and self-possessed, patient and tactful with a sensitivity to diverse personalities while remaining persistent in the pursuit of the organization’s marketing goals.

Note: Nothing in this job description restricts management’s rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. 

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.

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.

Harold and Anne Berkley Smith Senior Curator of American and European Art (Full Time, Exempt)

The Norton Museum of Art is seeking excellent candidates for the role of Harold and Anne Berkley Smith Senior Curator of American and European Art. 

The Harold and Anne Berkley Smith Senior Curator of American and European Art is responsible for developing a relevant program of innovative, original exhibitions in collaboration with LCE and Marketing & Communications colleagues and taking care of the permanent collection of the Museum. 

The Harold and Anne Berkley Smith Senior Curator of American and European Art will demonstrate in-depth knowledge of European art from 1300 – 1945 and American art from the beginnings of European settlement in the Americas to 1945 and be able to propose acquisitions that will enhance the museum’s collection in this area. They will also be critical in introducing those works to the Norton’s Works of Art Committee (WoAC) in their oversight of acquisitions. 

The Harold and Anne Berkley Smith Senior Curator of American and European Art will collaborate with the Director & CEO, Chief Development Officer, and colleagues in Development to generate financial support of European and American art through donor visits and grant and foundation applications, as well as develop, expand, and sustain the Friends of American Art (FoAA), one of four collector groups at the Norton that consist of sophisticated collectors and enthusiasts who expect appealing programming that engages the vast and significant group of collectors in this community.

The Harold and Anne Berkley Smith Senior Curator of American and European Art will suggest, create, and conduct engaging programming through personal connections and propose adventurous ideas with LCE and Marketing & Communications colleagues. The Harold and Anne Berkley Smith Senior Curator of American and European Art will be familiar with requirements and approximate costs to realize exhibitions and be able to complete projects within time and budgets in partnership with the DCO&R.

Reporting to the Director & CEO for performance reviews with a focus on four areas:

• Content: The vision and concepts foregrounding exhibitions. 

• Collaboration: Sharing their vision and concepts to form meaningful programs with Learning & Community Engagement (LCE) and develop meaningful messages with Marketing & Communications to ensure Curatorial projects are relevant to the community. 

• Cultivation: Engaging with current and future Norton supporters to generate gifts of art, develop collections, attend art fairs, and lead collector groups in addition to continuing to develop the Museum’s collection of art. 

• Coordination: Meeting key milestones in exhibition production and following the curatorial workflow and collection-related procedures created in partnership with the Director of Curatorial Operations & Research. 

As part of the management of the department, Curators are accountable to the Director of Curatorial Operations & Research (DCO&R) to meet deadlines that ensure curatorial projects remain on schedule. The DCO&R reports to the Director & CEO and represents the Curatorial Department as a member of the Museum’s Senior Staff. The DCO&R is the Curators’ strategic partner, working alongside them, and leading the museum’s registrars and installers to realize visionary, research-driven curatorial projects, and programs.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Collections:

  • Head American and European art departments, overseeing the museum’s America and European paintings, sculptures, and works on paper
  • Plan and oversee installation of American and European collection galleries
  • Continue to develop the Museum’s Collection Development Strategy for American and European art in collaboration with Director and CEO
  • Make recommendations for acquisitions and deaccessions and present them to the Works of Art Committee
  • Identify matting, framing, and conservation needs for American and European collection and work with DCO&R, registrars, and outside conservators and framers to complete such projects.
  • Supervise Research Assistant and interns as needed
  • Serve on cross-departmental committees as requested
  • Build and maintain relationships with curators, directors, dealers, auction professionals, critics, journalists, and others in the art world.

Exhibitions and Programming:

  • Conceive and organize exhibitions based on rigorous research and original ideas (both traveling shows and collection rotations)
  • Present holistic project proposals for exhibitions that incorporate educational programming and marketing in collaboration with LCE and Marketing colleagues, to be presented twice yearly to the Audience Development Committee (ADC)
  • Conduct research and write all exhibition didactics including introductory texts, labels, brochures, and catalogues.
  • Act as coordinating curator for guest-curated or other traveling exhibitions.
  • Design exhibitions and collection installations in collaboration with the Head of Installation and Graphic Designer.
  • Identify and secure venues for traveling exhibitions in collaboration with Director and CEO
  • Organize and present public programs in collaboration with LCE colleagues
  • Create engaging digital programs and online content in collaboration with Marketing colleagues
  • Collaborate with Communications colleagues in order to promote American art department exhibitions and projects, including making presentations to and engaging in interviews with the press
  • Develop and manage exhibition and departmental budgets in collaboration with the DCO&R, demonstrating familiarity with all project costs including installation, conservation, travel, etc.

Cultivation:

  • Cultivate donors in order to receive gifts of art for the Norton’s collection, in collaboration with the Director & CEO and Chief Development Officer.
  • Oversee Friends of American Art collector group and possibly create a Friends of European Art group, including developing annual program of special events and finding potential acquisitions for the group, in collaboration with Development colleagues.
  • Write grants for curatorial projects in collaboration with the Chief Development Officer and Director of Institutional Giving
  • Collaborate with Director & CEO and Chief Development Officer to solicit funds for acquisitions of European and American art exhibitions and programs.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with collectors, donors, private funders, and foundations.
  • Represent the museum at national and international art fairs, exhibitions openings, and art world events.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Strong candidates for the The Harold and Anne Berkley Smith Senior Curator of American and European Art position will possess:

  • M.A. in Art History with a specialization in American and/or European art, Ph.D. preferred
  • A minimum of 10 years of curatorial experience in American and/or European art with a history of innovative and meaningful exhibitions.
  • Excellent writing skills demonstrated by authorship of publications or associated texts on various media platforms
  • Strong public speaking skills and the development of public programs that contribute to meaningful dialogue with and among audiences
  • Experience coordinating exhibitions from other institutions, smaller spotlight projects, and installing collection galleries
  • Established relationships with curators, directors, dealers, auction professionals, critics, and journalists in the art world.
  • Strong collaboration skills and knowledge of best practices
  • Experience facilitating national and international loans

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.

Contact

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.

Docent and Volunteer Manager (Full Time, Exempt)

JOB PURPOSE

The Docent and Volunteer Manager (DVM) is responsible for the management and maintenance of the Docent and Volunteer Programs. The DVM is responsible for collaborating with departments across the museum to schedule volunteers and docents as needed; recruit and address the needs of docents and volunteers within the Museum; work to expand the diversity of both groups; and maintain a schedule for ongoing training, so docents and volunteers are informed and effective. The DVM will be an inclusive manager and mentor of the highest integrity, with the ability to lead, motivate, inspire, and unite docents and volunteers around a shared vision. Through their work, the DVM supports efforts to achieve the Museum’s strategic goals.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Docent Program:

  • Responsible for the overall management of the Docent program
  • Serve as the main staff contact with the docent community
  • Recruit and screen docent candidates, developing and applying strategies for reaching diverse candidates (every other year)
  • Manage the Volgistics tour schedule daily with periodic docent support
  • Serve as a liaison with the Docent Advisory Council
  • Develop and updates docent handbook and schedule
  • Compile and distribute the docent monthly newsletter and program schedule
  • Coordinate docent general meetings and continuing education sessions
  • Manage the docent database, education resources, and budget
  • Oversee docent-led tours to ensure efficient, smooth touring and dissemination of accurate information
  • Address evaluation of docents as needed.

Volunteer Program:

  • Responsible for overall management of Volunteer program.
  • Serve as the main point of contact for staff with the volunteer community
  • Recruit, screen, and train new volunteers; assign volunteers to specific roles in Museum
  • Develop and update volunteer handbook and summary role descriptions for volunteer positions
  • Design and manage volunteer program schedule with other Museum departments
  • Manage the volunteer database, education resources, and budget
  • Address evaluation of volunteers as needed.

Other Responsibilities:

  • Attend meetings regarding tour scheduling with interdepartmental staff
  • Maintain calendar of docent education events in Outlook, Altru and Volgistics
  • Participate in Operations meetings and LCE Department staff meetings
  • Coordinate and host one luncheon and one reception for volunteers and docents per year
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities, as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Associate degree or equivalent is required
  • Minimum of three years relevant/applicable work experience
  • A genuine passion for the Museum’s mission and the ability to foster relationships with docents and volunteers
  • Excellent communication skills including verbal, written, active listening and presentation skills
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Positive attitude, flexible, team-oriented, attention to detail, results driven and demonstrated initiative. A good sense of humor is appreciated
  • Proficiency in MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and various databases, including Raiser’s Edge, Altru, and Volgistics 
  • The ability to attend evening and weekend events, including some Saturdays and Fridays
  • Effective problem-solving skills
  • Spanish language skills are a plus but not required


Note: Nothing in this job description restricts management’s rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. 

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.

Adult Programs Manager (Full Time, Exempt)

JOB PURPOSE

The Adult Programs Manager develops weekly Art After Dark programs, ensuring relevant programming for diverse audiences, and manages 40 of these programs throughout the year. This staff person works with the Director of Adult Learning and Engagement (DALE) to create and manage two Community Day events annually, featuring diverse programs for all ages. With DALE, creates, develops, and evaluates programs in collaboration with senior leadership, Audience Development Committee, Learning and Community Engagement, Curatorial, Development, Communications, and other departments, as well as community stakeholders, ensuring the quality and relevance of programs that expand the Museum’s audiences throughout the community.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Art After Dark (AAD)

  • Proposes, develops, and coordinates innovative AAD programs with staff from Learning and Community Engagement (LCE), Curatorial, Communications, AV, Visitor Experience, and other Museum departments, that is also responsive to evaluation data, Audience Development Committee, outside partners’ and stake holders’ recommendations
  • Creates and manages annual budget for AAD programs; contains costs, and processes invoices for the events
  • Develops "flow" schedules for each AAD, shares information at Operations meetings
  • Plans and manages AAD artist activities and performances (live and virtual, as necessary), scheduling artists, negotiating contracts, arranging for their workshop/performance needs, handling payments
  • Plans and manages AAD films; contacts vendors, rents films, and handles payments; seeks and contracts hosts for certain film projects and programs.
  • Works with DALE to integrate public programs into AAD dates
  • Works with LCE Department to schedule evening tours by docents. Arranges for volunteer assistance, trains volunteers
  • Assists Communications Department with AAD marketing, promotion, signage, and weekly schedules
  • Develops effective tools to evaluate program success, and provide the public with opportunities to evaluate programs regularly; assess program for strengths and opportunities for improvement
  • Manages Art After Dark events on a weekly basis and DALE will manage one AAD program per month, on average.

Museum Community Days

  • Coordinates with staff in Education, Curatorial, Communications, Visitor Experience, Security and Maintenance, and AV/IT to plan, develop and coordinate 2 weekend Community Days including Juneteenth (in mid-June, Lunar New Year Festival (January/February), and events celebrating Women in the Arts (March) every other year. • Plans and manages Community Day activities, tours, and performances by developing partnerships and scheduling artists, negotiating contracts, arranging for their presentation/ workshop/ performance needs, and handling payments
  • Assists Communications Department with Community Day marketing, promotion, signage
  • Collaborates with Development Dept. to identify and solicit partnerships/sponsorships
  • Develops effective tools to evaluate program success for each Community Day; assess program for strengths and opportunities for improvement and possible revenue generation
  • Works with DALE to manage each Community Day on the day of the event

General

  • Maintains regular schedule of meetings with DALE; occasionally participates in DALE’s meetings with Chief Officer of LCE
  • Works with Facilities, IT, AV and Maintenance to ensure effective communications and operation for all events
  • Works with Development staff to seek funding for programs, develop grant proposals, and maintain records for grant reports
  • Manages and mentors interns interested in museum careers
  • Contributes to the work of the Museum’s LCE Committee
  • Stays informed of trends in museum education and programming
  • Where appropriate, considers, proposes, and develops revenue generating programs
  • Participates in their own annual performance review led by DALE

QUALIFICATIONS

The successful candidate for this position will have:

  • BA in the arts or related field
  • 3-5 years’ experience in the arts; non-profit event production, preferred not required
  • Demonstrates a positive outlook in dealing with fellow staff and external patrons
  • Is proactive, detail-oriented, organized
  • Shows willingness to learn about the Museum collection and exhibitions to develop exciting and innovative programs related to Museum content.
  • Maintains flexibility in a fast-paced program environment, including an openness to re-direction and shifting priorities.
  • Serves as a community ambassador for the Museum and its mission.
  • Possesses interest in and knowledge of South Florida visual and performing artists.
  • Demonstrates effective oral and written communication skills, tact, and diplomacy with the ability to communicate to various and diverse groups.
  • Must work on Friday evenings and weekends as needed.
  • Must be a team player with a positive attitude, able to balance roles as an educator, administrator, and manager.
  • Understands and is comfortable using Microsoft Office suite
  • Bi-lingual skills (Spanish-English) a plus

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-five (25) pounds.

Note: Nothing in this job description restricts management’s rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. 

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.

Communications Assistant (Full-time, Non-Exempt)

Job Purpose

Communications Assistant is responsible for providing administrative support to the Media Relations and Marketing and Advertising teams, to support the overall strategy and implementation of the Norton Museum of Art’s marketing and communications plans. The Communications Assistant will report directly to the Chief Media Relations Officer but will work in a collaborative environment to support both the Media Relations Officer (responsible for all earned media and public relations at the Museum) and the Marketing and Advertising team (responsible for all paid media and marketing strategies).

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Assists with the organization and implementation of the Museum’s content strategy; working cross-departmentally with museum staff to identify and draft content for Museum email communication and social media channels.
  • Supports management of external website manager to coordinate updates and website materials.
  • Works in partnership with Creative Services team to support project management and all deliverables for marketing and promotional materials
  • Collaborates with Museum Services and Visitor Experience to ensure monthly visitor reports are received, reviewed, and supporting overarching communication strategies for Media Relations and Marketing and Advertising teams
  • Supports the Marketing and Advertising and Creative Services teams in the organization of the Norton communications toolbox (which includes but is not limited to leadership bios and headshots, news release, branding and style guide, digital asset library, and media database.)
  • Assists with Marketing Committee meetings, from sending invitations, and meeting preparation, to generating minutes for Museum’s permanent records
  • Keep editorial and community calendars updated with Norton exhibitions and programs.
  • Assists with the organization and execution of various press tours and events. Organizing press materials and up to date for media visits, and performing other administrative tasks as needed.
  • Tracks expenses for Media Relations and Marketing and Advertising budgets to support quarterly reviews with the Museum’s Finance team.
  • Assists with internal and external special events (daytime and occasional evening), supporting Media Relations needs in interfacing with attendees from the press and supporting onsite Photography and Video.
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities, as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent 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
  • Minimum of 2 years of relevant/applicable work experience preferred
  • Detail oriented and comfortable working in a fast-paced office environment
  • Excellent communication skills including oral, written, active listening and presentation skill
  • Superior organization and time management skills; dedication to completing projects in a timely manner
  • Positive attitude, flexible, team-oriented, results-driven and demonstrated initiative
  • The ability to participate in occasional evening and weekend events
  • Effective problem-solving skills

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.

LCE Administrative Assistant (Full-time, Non-Exempt)

Job Purpose

The Administrative Assistant is responsible for supporting operations of the Learning and Community Engagement (LCE) department and providing administrative assistance to the Chief Officer of Learning and Community Engagement. The Administrative Assistant is a vital addition to the LCE team and its goals of expanding and improving a wide variety of programs that serve the community.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Assists Chief Officer with LCE Committee meetings, from sending invitations, and meeting preparation, to generating minutes for Museum’s permanent records
  • Assists Directors and Chief Officer in developing program schedule and promotional materials
  • Generates reports based on LCE and Visitor Experience data for Chief Officer as requested
  • Serves as LCE point-person for Altru software; works with interdepartmental Altru team, understands how LCE programs interface with Altru, updates data on LCE program in Altru
  • Assist Chief Officer and Directors with analysis/revision of office protocols to improve efficiency
  • Assists with travel, lodging and payment arrangements for guest artists, speakers, and performers
  • Organizes mailing lists, mailings, and registration processes for LCE programs
  • Assists Directors with program evaluations by collecting and reporting on data
  • Answers incoming calls; responds to questions and requests for information
  • Manages monthly charge statements for department’s three Directors and Chief Officer
  • Assumes responsibility for overseeing maintenance of office equipment
  • Maintains office supplies by checking inventory and ordering items as needed
  • Assists in training LCE staff members and new hires
  • Participates in Operations meetings and LCE Department staff meetings
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities, as assigned

Qualifications

  • Associate degree or equivalent required
  • Minimum of three years relevant/applicable work experience
  • Detail oriented and comfortable working in a fast-paced office environment
  • Excellent communication skills including verbal, written, active listening and presentation skills
  • Proficiency in MS Office with expertise in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel; commitment to become proficient in Altru software systems used throughout the Museum
  • Superior organization and time management skills; dedication to completing projects in a timely manner
  • Positive attitude, flexible, team-oriented, results-driven and demonstrated initiative
  • The ability to participate in occasional Friday evening and weekend events
  • Effective problem-solving skills
  • Spanish language skills are a plus but not required

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.

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
  • Out-of-network allowed amounts and billed charges for covered items and services

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