Careers

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

With a rich history, outstanding collections, beautiful new campus for sharing magnificent art, and groundbreaking programs, The Norton Museum of Art is a source of inspiration, joy, education, and connection for a large circle of artists, supporters, friends, and the people of the Palm Beaches. As the Norton proudly celebrate its 80th anniversary in 2021, they are seeking a creative and dynamic individual for the role of the Glenn W. & Cornelia T. Bailey Curator of Contemporary Art.

The Glenn W. & Cornelia T. Bailey 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.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

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:

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.

For immediate consideration, please send an email with your resume, cover letter and references to Tenley at [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. 

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

With a rich history, outstanding collections, beautiful new campus for sharing magnificent art, and groundbreaking programs, The Norton Museum of Art is a source of inspiration, joy, education, and connection for a large circle of artists, supporters, friends, and the people of the Palm Beaches. As the Norton proudly celebrate its 80th anniversary in 2021, they are seeking a creative and dynamic individual for the role of the William and Sarah Ross Soter Curator of Photography.

The William and Sarah Ross Soter 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, 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.

 

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

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:

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.

For immediate consideration, please send an email with your resume, cover letter and references to Tenley at [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. 

Events Coordinator (Full Time - Non-Exempt)

JOB SUMMARY: The Events Coordinator supports the Facility Rental and Special Events programs at the Norton Museum of Art, assisting with the coordination of event rental staff and outside vendors in a way that produces an excellent service experience for customers, provide day-of venue coordination for external and internal events, and enhance vendor, donor, and client relationships with the Museum. The Events Coordinator will round out the events team, working closely with the current Events Coordinator. This position will report to the Senior Special Events Officer for Facility Rentals and Development Officer for Special Events and is a member of the Development Department.

Responsibilities include:

EVENT LOGISTICS


  • Create, coordinate, and manage layout and event flows for internal staff and external vendors.
  • Attend events and act as the venue coordinator, representing the Museum, leading up to and during the event.
  • Assist the Development Officer for Special Events as needed with the planning and implementation of three major fundraising events.
  • Work with Constellation Culinary Group’s Director of Catering; meet regularly before and during the event to plan and review operational items pertaining to day-of logistics and execution.
  • Work synergistically with all departments of the Museum to create a seamless event experience for event attendees, staff and Museum visitors.
  • Assist in the maintenance of the event schedule and represent the events programs, as needed, at Museum Operations meetings to review any details or conflicts.
  • Attend Gala and Auction Committee meetings as needed with the Development Officer for Special Events.

 

VENDOR RELATIONSHIPS/ COMMUNICATIONS

 

  • Work with in-house/external event design teams to negotiate with vendors (rentals, lighting, catering, entertainment, hotel(s), etc.) and obtain contracts.
  • Review all vendor logistics with Senior Special Events Officer for Facility Rentals, and work with vendors to arrange all details.

OTHER

  • Support the Senior Special Events Officer for Facility Rentals in maintenance of facility rental files and Event Management Software.
  • Support the Development Officer for Special Events in maintenance of internal event files and Museum database.
  • Assist with print materials and mailings as needed, ensuring conformity to Museum branding guidelines.
  • General tasks include answering phones, managing email accounts, and other items as needed.
  • Handle confidential information appropriately.
  • Participate in evening and weekend events/ fundraising activities with Special Events staff.

QUALIFICATIONS

 

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

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Must have at least two years of experience in a related role.
  • Ability to walk/stand for prolonged periods during events, and ability to lift and/or move 20 pounds with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • Ability to work with trustees and major donors and the community at large.
  • Museum of cultural institutional experience preferred, but not required.
  • Experience working with an Event Management Software and/ or Social Tables is a plus.
  • Ability to convey a positive and professional image, especially in high pressure environments.
  • Ability to meet and impose deadlines, working with minimal supervision.


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. 

Assistant Museum Store Manager

The Store at the Norton is an integral part of the museum experience and shares a supportive role in interpreting, representing, and conveying the Norton Museum of Art’s mission-based objectives. Through store sales, the store serves to generate profits to bolster the institution’s exhibitions and programming, while enhancing the overall quality of the museum visitor’s experience.

The Assistant Museum Store Manager provides a key role in achieving its strategic goals by working with the Director of Retail Operations in managing all aspects of store daily operations, including customer sales and administrative duties, such as inventory receiving, store website management and office organization.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Maintains consistent involvement with all day-to-day operations, working effectively with museum visitors, following the instruction of the Director of Retail Operations and offering support to all staff members.
  • Communicates directly any store needs to Director of Retail Operations and assists with staff training.
  • Operates the POS system and keeps records of daily, weekly, and monthly reports.
  • Updates store website, including uploading photographs and product descriptions.
  • Receives and enters inventory. Keeps office and stock rooms well-organized.
  • Assists with annual inventory and reporting.
  • Remains updated on museum collections, exhibitions, and programming to ensure an understanding of the store’s integration into the marketing plans of the museum.
  • Packages and ships merchandise.
  • Exemplifies good product knowledge with customers. Understands museum policies and proactively assists visitors and staff as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Organized with good administrative skills, including working knowledge of MS Office and Adobe Photoshop.
  • Minimum 1 year experience in a retail sales or customer service–oriented environment.
  • Demonstrates good communication skills, is personable and has a positive attitude.
  • Enjoys working with the public.
  • Familiarity with POS systems, cash handling and general reporting is a plus.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced selling environment.
  • The person in this position must be able to lift, move or carry heavy merchandise (up to 30 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. 

Teaching Artist (Full Time Non- Exempt)

We are seeking a creative and dynamic Teaching Artist to join our team. The Teaching Artist is responsible for teaching visual arts to students within the Afterschool Arts Outreach community partnership program. This creative youth development program provides significant out-of-school arts experiences to Palm Beach County youth, ages 6-18. The innovative arts program aims to foster creativity and stimulate critical thinking skills in a supportive environment. Off-site teaching takes place in the late afternoon no more than four days per week, and any additional non-teaching time will be used to support other museum programs including Art After Dark, workshops, and community festivals.


JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

Afterschool Arts Outreach:

  • Under the direction of the Director of Family & Community Programs, research, design, and teach art lessons that are multicultural, arts-integrated, exhibition, and collection-related, focusing on creative youth development for youth ages 6-17 at out-of-school community partnership sites.
  • Meet quarterly with community partner staff to jointly create a schedule of classes and activities.
  • Records and report attendance at each class, conduct student evaluations, and maintain records for each partnership site.
  • Generate art supply lists and monitor inventory at each site following Museum "s budget.
  • Manages art class space at partnering centers by maintaining a clean and organized space.
  • Schedule, customize, and lead three tours to the Museum for each community partner.
  • Lead at minimum one activation with partnering site per year (parent nights, community event, pop-up exhibition, etc.)
  • Contribute quality student work to the end-of-the-year Marden Community Gallery Exhibition.
  • Act as a liaison between the partnering organization and the Norton Museum of Art.

School and Teachers Program:

  • Under the direction of the Director of School and Teacher Programs, research, design, and teach hands-on art activities for K-12 students visiting the Museum during in-school hours.
  • Manage volunteers and help to maintain an orderly classroom.
  • Assist with School and Teacher professional development as needed.

Art After Dark:

  • Working with the Coordinator of Art After Dark once a month to design a hands-on art project for audiences of various ages; determine art supplies necessary for the project and order as necessary.
  • Manage volunteers during hands-on art activity at Art After Dark.

Community Festivals and Workshops:

  • Lead an activity at community festival days, 3 per year.
  • Lead hands-on art workshops for a variety of audiences as needed: families, children, teens, adults.
  • Assist guest artists contracted by the Museum to provide workshops.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • BA in Studio Art, Education or Creative Arts and Culture, Community Arts; or 7 years minimum of teaching experience.
  • Must have professional art teaching experience.
  • Excellent classroom management skills with a priority in culturally responsive teaching that encourages all students.
  • Capability to teach children and adults of all abilities is a plus.
  • Personable and capable of working independently and as a team.
  • Able to work a flexible schedule, particularly during afternoons and early evenings.
  • Must have reliable transportation and a valid Driver's License.
  • Bilingual is preferred.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge and comfort with virtual learning, data entry software, and Microsoft Office.

For immediate consideration, please send an email with your resume, cover letter and references to: [email protected].

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

Part-Time Security Officers (Seasonal)

The Museum is seeking part-time seasonal Security Officers.

The Security Officer is responsible for the security of the Museum, ensuring the safety of visitors and staff including giving informative answers to visitors and/or staff and observing and promptly reporting any irregularities.

Major Responsibilities: 

  • Safeguard the museum’s artwork in and outside the museum galleries.
  • Safeguard the physical plant and assets through the use of 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.
  • Available to work until 10 pm on Fridays or later during special events.

Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • State Security License preferred. (Knowledge of security and safety procedures)
  • Ability to read, write, and speak fluent English, and follow written and oral instructions.
  • Officers must be able to stand or walk a patrol 3 – 4 or more hours per shift.
  • Demonstrate ability to act courteous and professional with contractors and staff.
  • Able to work outside in the elements.
  • Able to work until 10 pm on Fridays or later when necessary.
  • Officers must be able to communicate clearly, effectively, and professionally with visitors and staff by radio.

For immediate consideration, please send an email with your resume, references, and cover letter to: [email protected]

The Norton Museum of Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer


The Norton Museum of Art is an equal opportunity employer.