Career Opportunities

Assistant to the Associate Curator Education for School and Teacher Programs     

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

Position Specifications

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

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

School and Teacher Program Resources:

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

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

Education, Training and Experience:

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

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

Please send cover letter, resume and three references to wattickj@norton.org

 


Graphic Designer

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

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

Job Responsibilities

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

Education/Training/Experience

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

Required Software Proficiency

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

Please send cover letter, resume and three references to wattickj@norton.org


Art Handler/Preparator

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

The Art Handler/Preparator should demonstrate knowledge of professional museum standards and best practices. The Art Handler/Preparator is part of a team that is responsible for both the preparation of gallery spaces and the installation, handling, packing, crating and care of artworks in the permanent collection and for temporary exhibitions.

Responsibilities
Installation and movement of all works of art in the Norton Museum of Art with knowledge and experience in handling a variety of fine art mediums.

Ability to work collaboratively and cooperatively with the installation team, museum staff, vendors and visitors.

Assist in the packing and crating/ unpacking and receiving of artwork in accordance with professional museum standards. This includes the loading and unloading of trucks to ensure safe transit.

Prepare galleries for exhibition, including but not limited to painting gallery walls, building temporary walls, fabricating museum display and casework. Experience and knowledge of construction methods and safe use of power tools.

Regular maintenance of galleries including cleaning of display cases and upkeep of the general appearance of exhibitions. Assist with shop maintenance and the organization of work spaces occupied by Installation team.

Ensure proper lighting in galleries consistent to the design of the exhibition and in accordance to museum best practices.

Work hours flexible to meet the needs of installation schedules and the exhibition calendar.

Other reasonable requests by the Director, Deputy Director, Curators, and Registrar

Requirements
Bachelor’s degree in fine art is desirable.  3- 5 years of related experience or equivalent combination of training and experience.

Ability to perform labor intensive work including frequent lifting, pulling and pushing of 65lbs.  

 

Please send cover letter, resume and 3 references to wattickj@norton.org

The Norton Museum of Art is an equal opportunity employer.