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Glenn W. & Cornelia T. Bailey Senior Curator of Contemporary Art (Full Time - Exempt)

The Norton Museum of Art is seeking excellent candidates for the role of the Glenn W. & Cornelia T. Bailey Senior Curator of Contemporary Art. 

This individual will be an energetic, captivating, and dynamic curator with deep connections to emerging and established national and international contemporary artists, who can attract compelling, cutting-edge exhibitions 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. Overseeing the Contemporary Collection, consisting of approximately 950 objects, the Glenn W. & Cornelia T. Bailey Senior Curator of Contemporary Art is responsible for developing a relevant program of innovative, original exhibitions in collaboration with LCE and Marketing & Communications.

The Glenn W. & Cornelia T. Bailey Senior Curator of Contemporary Art must demonstrate in-depth awareness of contemporary art in all media and be able to propose acquisitions that will enhance the collection of art and represent the important stylistic developments from the late 20th century to the present day, within the context of the Norton’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 Glenn W. & Cornelia T. Bailey Senior Curator of Contemporary Art will collaborate with the Director & CEO, Chief Development Officer, and colleagues in Development to generate financial support of contemporary art through donor visits and grant and foundation applications, as well as to develop, expand, and sustain the Contemporary and Modern Art Council (CMAC), 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 Glenn W. & Cornelia T. Bailey Senior Curator of Contemporary Art 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.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

In the following areas, the Glenn W. & Cornelia T. Bailey Senior Curator of Contemporary Art 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 contemporary 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 Glenn W. & Cornelia T. Bailey Senior Curator of Contemporary Art 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 private collectors/collections.
  • Familiarity with international art fairs, contemporary 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.

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.

Director of People & IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Access) (Full-time - Exempt)

We are seeking a dynamic Director of People & IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Access) to join our museum team. They are responsible for the management of the museum’s Human Resources function, including developing and executing effective strategies to attract, develop, reward, and retain employees.

The role is responsible for the management of the Museum’s Human Resources function, including developing and executing effective strategies to attract, develop, reward, and retain employees. In addition, they will lead the development and implementation of the Museum’s IDEA initiatives.

An effective and collaborative team member with outstanding communication skills, the Director of People & IDEA will report directly to the Director/CEO and work in close partnership with other senior team members, to cultivate, reinforce, and safeguard the organizational culture to ensure a highly engaged and productive staff.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES 

Talent Acquisition 

  • Define and lead talent sourcing strategy to recruit talented and diverse candidates for roles at the museum.
  • Work with hiring managers to understand resource needs and develop job descriptions.
  • Facilitate the hiring process for all open positions, in partnership with the relevant hiring manager.
  • Oversee training for hiring managers (including interview best practice, guidelines for implementing a fair and inclusive process, etc.).

 Talent Development 

  • Oversee performance management system, guiding managers through the complete performance management process including taking accountability of the process, goal setting, providing ongoing feedback to staff, recommendations for turning feedback into development actions and PIP (performance improvement process) up to and including terminations if necessary.
  • Manage new hire onboarding process which incorporates education about the museum, creates connections to support cross functional collaboration, and sets the tone for a professional, inclusive, and productive workplace.
  • Responsible for providing coaching to all managers related to developing effective leadership skills.
  • Facilitate manager and staff training in support of professional and career development within the museum.

 IDEA, Culture, and Engagement 

  • Work with Director/CEO, Board Diversity Committee and Staff Diversity Committee to implement the museum’s IDEA (inclusion, diversity, equity, and access) initiatives.
  • In collaboration with Chief Marketing & Communications Officer support initiatives and opportunities to promote internal communication, teamwork, and collaboration.
  • Periodically conduct employee check-ins, surveys or other approaches to ensure an understanding of the employee experience and work environment.

 HR, Benefits and Payroll Administration 

  • Responsible for the design and oversight of the museum's benefit programs and management of external carrier relationships.
  • Responsible for overseeing bi-weekly payroll process and maintenance of all employee payroll records.
  • Maintain and update as needed all Human Resource policies and procedures including Employee Handbook.
  • Meet with Director/CEO and CFO at least annually to conduct compensation analysis and benchmarking for Norton pay rates within nonprofit sector.
  • Develop and recommend annual benefits strategy to ensure the museum is offering a comprehensive benefits package to staff.

Qualifications

  • 10+ years’ experience in Human Resources
  • Skilled in executing Human Resource core processes in areas including recruitment, talent development, employee engagement, compensation, performance management, benefits, payroll, and diversity and inclusion.
  • Proven ability to develop relationships and establish trust across diverse groups internal and external to the museum.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and initiatives keeping all in balance and delivering on
  • time and on budget.
  • Positive, “can-do” attitude, team-oriented, attention to detail, results driven and demonstrated initiative.
  • Bachelor's degree required. Master’s degree a plus.
  • SHRM certification 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.

The Norton Museum of Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Director of IT (Full Time - Exempt)

JOB SUMMARY: 

The Director of IT manages and maintains the ongoing Museum Information Technology experience by proactively supporting various constituencies and working within a well-defined IT Management Framework. The Director of IT meets organizational goals by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and diverse challenges with a zeal for technology, as well as supporting and maintaining existing applications. The Director of IT is responsible for the overall planning, organizing, and execution of all IT functions at the museum.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Leads development and implementation processes for the organization’s IT systems and department.
  • Develops and implements business continuity protocols to minimize disruption to business operations in the event of emergency situations or data loss.
  • Establishes efficiency and efficacy standards, providing recommendations for improvement of IT infrastructure.
  • Analyzes IT infrastructure and systems performance to assess the budget, operating costs, productivity levels, upgrade requirements, and other metrics and needs.
  • Oversees security of systems, network equipment, servers, websites, applications, phone system, parking kiosk system, including monitor campus residence network.
  • Facilitates IT security audits or investigations.
  • Develops and maintains relationships with external IT vendors and service providers.
  • Manage all hardware and software evaluations and maintain vendor contracts.
  • Function as a primary liaison to Managed Service Provider, escalating issues where necessary while working under vendor directives
  • Develop the strategy, goals, and objectives for the information security training, education, and awareness program
  • Convey basic user training of essential business functions including authentication, connectivity, email, collaboration, phone system, and museum management software
  • Maintain a variety of user devices ranging from PCs, printers, scanners, virtual desktops to iPads, mobile phones, and tablets
  • Facilitate granting or disabling user security access/permissions under Active Directory and VPN accounts, along with routine user moves/adds/changes of device, phones, or workspaces upon request
  • Monitor, maintain, and manage a trouble ticketing/helpdesk system while fully documenting procedures/resolutions/changes
  • Hires and trains IT staff.
  • Schedules, organizes, and assigns projects to members of the IT team.
  • Conducts performance evaluations that are timely and constructive.
  • Handles discipline and termination of employees as needed and in accordance with company policy.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Associate’s degree in Computer Science required; bachelor’s or master’s degree preferred.
  • At least 5 – 10 years of experience managing an IT department.
  • A+, CCENT, or equivalent introductory-level industry certification required
  • Microsoft MCSE, Cisco CCNA/CCDA preferred
  • Demonstrated knowledge with TCP/IP, DNS, DHCP and IP routing protocols
  • Demonstrated knowledge of WiFi, RFID, and other enterprise wireless technologies
  • Ability to perform basic management duties of a network switch, router, and firewall
  • Ability to effectively patch/tone/trace/create CAT5 cabling for network drops and patch cabling, switchport VLAN assignments and identify proper use thereof
  • Familiarity with supporting a corporate messaging environment such as Microsoft Exchange
  • Comfortable with supporting Mac and PC operating systems (Windows Server 2003/2008); some Linux possible.
  • Ability to meet a flexible work schedule including some evenings and weekends
  • Able to multitask, meet deadlines, and problem-solve while working under pressure
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proficient in latest technology for IT systems and management.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent analytical and management skills.
  • Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills, interpreting technical requests from non-technical users
  • Through understanding of IT and practical applications to support the company’s goals.
  • Museum/cultural institution prior experience a plus. 
  • Must be able to do light physical exertion including, but not limited to, physically handling and/or lifting equipment/objects up to approximately 50 pounds, climbing ladders, pulling wire, kneeling, and crawling to make repairs, as well as adjusting and/or installing equipment.
  • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.


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

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

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.

Director of Adult Learning and Engagement (Full Time - Exempt)

JOB PURPOSE

The Director of Adult Learning and Engagement provides a range of relevant, creative, and engaging programs and activities for adults, related to art on view at the Museum and the cultures that it represents; guides Adult Program Manager to do the same; ensures effective evaluation of these programs serving audiences ranging from college-age through senior adults, encompassing the diversity represented in our communities. Special focus is devoted to college students, young adults, lifelong learning, creative aging, adults with disabilities.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Collaborates with two other program directors and COLCE as the leadership team for LCE
  • Working with LCE and across Museum departments, conceptualizes, develops, implements and evaluates programs for adult audiences related to the Museum collection and special exhibitions.
  • Manages and coordinates logistics for these programs, including speakers’/artists’ contracts, travel, lodging. Hosts public programs and offers speaker introductions.
  • Reviews and assesses current programs during the Director’s first 6-9 months, after which, working with COLCE, may initiate program revisions to enhance future programs.
  • Supervises Adult Program Manager whose primary responsibilities are to develop weekly Friday evening programming called Art After Dark; guides their professional growth and evaluates performance, ensuring that balance of work remains sustainable.
  • Hosts Art After Dark on average once every month
  • Develops programs for Chinese New Year and Juneteenth Community Days with support of LCE and other Museum departments
  • Works with Development staff to seek funding for programs, develop grant proposals, and maintain records for grant reports
  • Works with Communications Department to prepare accurate content for adult program promotion on website, social media, and other platforms
  • Manages ongoing assessment of Adult Learning and Engagement programs; works with Adult Program Manager to ensure quality, innovation, and diversity of all adult programs. Programs to be evaluated include (but are not limited to) virtual and in-person lectures, panels, art workshops, films, garden initiatives, Art After Dark, and performances.
  • Develops and manages Adult Learning and Engagement programs’ fiscal year budgets
  • Expands educational partnerships in the community with organizations serving adults
  • Works with Levy Program Manager to develop virtual learning programs for senior communities
  • Serves as a liaison with area college administrators and professors to expand use of the Museum as a student resource
  • Oversees promotion, recruitment, and management of Summer interns
  • Contributes to the work of the Museum Board’s Learning and Community Engagement Committee
  • Manages and delivers talks and workshops for public programs such as A Closer Look, Book + Art; models effective interactive teaching techniques
  • Offers public lectures and tours on the collection, both at the Museum and in the community
  • Develops and leads programs for adults with disabilities as needed
  • Delivers Docent Continuing Education sessions and workshops 2 to 4 times per year and teaches new docents-in-training.
  • Develops content for mobile tours and participates in development of other digital programs for public use.

Other projects and duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master’s degree in Art History and at least five years' experience as a professional educator and manager in the field of art museum education.
  • Exceptional communicator through writing and public speaking.
  • Demonstrate leadership abilities and experience in program development targeting adult audiences.
  • Knowledge of Altru and Volgistics, proficient in Microsoft Office.
  • Willing to collaborate with others, a positive attitude, the ability to balance roles as an educator, administrator, and manager.
  • Bi-lingual skills (Spanish-English) a plus.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • This job operates in a professional museum and office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment, such as computers, telephones, photocopiers, and similar. 
  • 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.

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 Family and Community Programs (Full Time - Exempt)

JOB PURPOSE

The Director of Family and Community Programs provides a range of relevant and engaging programs and activities for out-of- school K – 12 youth (including those with disabilities), their families, and diverse communities related to art on view at the Museum and the cultures that it represents. Manages three teaching artists and one program coordinator to provide creative art experiences that deepen understanding and interest in the arts and related cultures. Ensures effective evaluation of programs to assess success and expand the Museum’s family and teen audiences, as well as community involvement.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Collaborates with two other program directors and COLCE as the leadership team for LCE
  • Working with LCE and across Museum departments, conceptualizes, develops and implements programs for out-of-school youth and families related to the Museum collection and special exhibitions
  • Employs a wide range of teaching techniques and engagement strategies to engage Afterschool Arts Outreach program, summer camp, family, teen and other programs for children, teens, and families
  • Manages and coordinates logistics for programs, including Afterschool Arts Outreach site agreements, speakers’/artists’ contracts, supply purchases, etc
  • Reviews and assesses current programs on a bi-annual basis, adjusting and enhancing effectiveness as determined by regular evaluation; in partnership with COLCE initiate program revisions
  • Supervises Outreach and Family Program Coordinator, as well as three teaching artists; guides their professional growth and evaluates performance, ensuring that the balance of work is sustainable
  • With Family and Community staff and support of LCE and other departments, develops and manages Hispanic Heritage and Games Around the World Community Days
  • Works with Development staff to seek funding for programs, develop grant proposals, and maintain records for grant reports
  • Works with Communications to prepare accurate content for family, teen, and community program promotion on website, social media and other platforms
  • Develops and manages Family and Community Programs fiscal year budgets
  • Cultivates relationships with Afterschool Arts community partners, local stake holders and Palm Beach County community at large to achieve community-centered practice
  • Maintains relationships with family resource organizations. Ensures engagement goals, evaluation, communications, access to participation and registration align with Museum program framework
  • Trains docents and interns to work with school-age, family and community groups in the galleries
  • Contributes to the work of the Museum’s Learning and Community Engagement Committee, and other community alliance groups
  • Leads weekend family programs six times a year to aid Outreach and Family Programs Coordinator
  • Organizes artmaking workshops offsite at community events and at resource organizations
  • Oversees the Norton’s Teen Advisory Squad, including 15 members in spring and summer sessions led by Family Programs Coordinator
  • Organizes annual Marden Community Gallery exhibition in the Museum highlighting the work of Afterschool Arts Outreach students
  • Collaborates with other LCE staff to develop and lead programs for audiences with disabilities

Other projects and duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • BA or BFA in Art, Art History, Art Education, or Humanities field, or equivalent experience. Advanced degree preferred
  • Five years' experience as a professional educator and manager in the field of art museum education.
  • Exceptional communicator through writing and public speaking.
  • Demonstrate leadership abilities and experience in program development targeting adult audiences.
  • Knowledge and understanding of innovative practices in education, art, social justice, and community engaged practice is required.
  • Knowledge of Altru and Volgistics, proficient in Microsoft Office.
  • Willing to collaborate with others, a positive attitude, the ability to balance roles as an educator, administrator, and manager.
  • Bi-lingual skills (Spanish-English) a plus.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • This job operates in a professional museum and office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment, such as computers, telephones, photocopiers, and similar. 
  • 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.

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.

Development Officer for Institutional Giving (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 Maintenance Technician (Full Time – Non-Exempt)

JOB SUMMARY: The Lead Maintenance Technician will support the Building Operations Manager in maintaining all facilities, including maintenance of equipment, along with assisting vendors, contractors and janitorial services. This position will also be responsible to fulfill the duties of the Building Operations Manager when they are out of the office as well as being a part of the hurricane team that stays onsite in the event of storm watch/warnings.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsible for monitoring, inspecting and troubleshooting all HVAC equipment and controls, and providing reports of status to Building Operations Manager.
  • Perform minor repairs related to electrical, plumbing and commercial HVAC equipment.
  • Monitor, adjust and maintain proper climate control set points using the Building Automated System.
  • Create, maintain and archive trend reports for galleries, and provide to Registrar as needed.
  • Check and replace burnt out light bulbs and ballasts.
  • Assist janitorial crew with the overall cleaning of all areas of the NMA facility, including bathrooms, galleries, offices, store, support spaces, public spaces, building exterior and sidewalks.
  • Prepare and paint all surfaces throughout the NMA facility, as indicated by a maintenance schedule or the Building Operations Manager.
  • Assist with the general maintenance of exterior spaces including parking lot and garden.
  • Perform light carpentry work as requested.
  • Change HVAC filters and maintain a log indicating date filters were changed.
  • Routinely check facility for potential general maintenance problems and correct them. This includes mechanical function of all maintenance equipment.
  • Report any irregular activity in facility to the Building Operations Manager.
  • Communicate with all staff and visitors in a clear, efficient, and effective manner utilizing the appropriate tool, including computers, phones and CB radios.
  • Assist other staff with setup and breakdown of tables and chairs for events.
  • Assist with the overall security and safety of the property, its contents and staff and visitors.
  • Assist contractors performing maintenance work in the facility.
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  •  Commercial HVAC experience preferred. Including chillers, boilers and cooling towers.
  • Experience with Building Automated Systems for climate control.
  • Operate general maintenance equipment, including drills, saws, hand tools, table saw, drill press, ladders/lifts, motorized/manual forklifts, vacuum cleaners, extractor, buffer, wet mop, and brooms in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Must be proficient in computer in Windows environment.
  • Good communication and proactive customer service skills.
  • Experience in appliance repairs and plumbing.
  • Minor carpentry and electrical knowledge preferable.

REQUIREMENTS:

 Five day/40 hour per week schedule which may include weekend.

  • Must be available on-call.
  • Must be able to work some nights/weekends for special events. 

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.

Tour Coordinator (Part Time – Non-Exempt)

JOB SUMMARY: The Tour Coordinator supports school and teacher programs by coordinating tour reservation processes by booking school tours and busing, and maintain excellent records for the Museum’s K-12 group tour program..

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manage logistics of scheduling and communication with school teachers and administrators for virtual and on-site school tours, self-guided tours and home school groups.
  • Enter school tour information in Museum Outlook Calendar and Altru.
  • Provide exceptional customer service as the main point of contact in daily email, phone and face-to-face interactions with teachers and school administrators.
  • Uphold an environment that is welcoming, friendly and approachable for educators interested in booking school tours.
  • Attend weekly tour scheduling meetings with Visitor Experience staff and the Docent and Volunteer manager.
  • Promote the Museum’s mission of diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility by working with teachers to offer accommodations to school groups at the time of booking.
  • Generate school tours data and attendance reports from the Altru system, as needed.
  • Develop and distribute all tour confirmation documents sent to teachers for school tours.
  • Schedule and conduct virtual school tour test calls with teachers in advance of their tour.
  • Collaborate with security, visitor experience, and curatorial staff weekly to ensure tour information is distributed.
  • Manage the booking of buses for school tours and track busing expenses on Microsoft Excel.
  • Help with occasional checking-in of school group tours as needed.
  • Other duties, as necessary

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum Associates Degree in a related field.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to speak Spanish a plus.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and Outlook; Altru (preferred but can be trained on the job).
  • Experience with scheduling and administrative work.
  • Ability to access and operate a computer and other office equipment.

REQUIREMENTS:

This is a part-time position, 8am-1pm daily. Open to adjusting the schedule for the right candidate.


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 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

CDC COVID-19 Community Level for Palm Beach County: HIGH

Current Health and Safety Policies:

 MASKS REQUIRED
 TEMPERATURE TAKING REQUIRED 
SOCIAL DISTANCING ENCOURAGED 
MUSEUM AND EVENT CAPACITIES LIMITED 
 VACCINATION AND BOOSTERS ENCOURAGED (NOT REQUIRED)
 

The CDC’s COVID-19 Community Level for Palm Beach County is currently High. In response to this, the following general policies are in effect at the Norton: 

  • Masks are mandatory indoors throughout the Museum campus (ages 2+), regardless of negative tests or vaccination status, except while eating or drinking. Masks are provided upon request. 

  • Temperature taking is required upon entering the Museum. Visitors with a temperature of 100.4 F or above will not be admitted. 

  • Capacities will be limited for the Museum and in certain indoor event spaces. Guests are encouraged to reserve admission online in advance.

  • Guests are encouraged to practice social distancing, maintaining 6 feet of space from others. 

  • For the safety of all visitors and the Museum’s staff and volunteers, the Norton encourages visitors to get vaccinated and boosted in accordance with CDC guidance, though this is not required for admission. 

Please note that the Norton’s COVID-19 policies remain subject to change as circumstances evolve. Visit norton.org/covid-19 for the most up-to-date information. 

The Museum will continue to conduct heightened cleaning and sanitation and will continue to provide mask to visitors who request them.

These policies are informed by guidance and recommendations issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and other authoritative or controlling government-issued health standards 

For the most up-to-date information from the CDC, click here. 

View daily updates on the CDC's COVID Data Tracker here.

If you are unable to visit us in person, please visit The Norton Channel for a wide range of virtual resources, activities, and programs. 


Know before you go! 

The health and safety of our guests is a top priority for the Norton Museum of Art.