(Assistant) Curator of Public Programs*
*Title based on experience.
The (Assistant)Curator of Public Programs (A/CPP) leads the public engagement and curatorial outreach efforts of the EMA through the development and implementation of innovative programs, events, and activities. The A/CPP builds creativity throughout the Museum and focuses on programs related to exhibitions and collections, as well as culturally relevant, community-based activities. The A/CPP helps invigorate the Museum with new ideas, leads specific strategic initiatives, expands networks into newly targeted communities, and attracts new partnerships.
The A/CPP is a creative thinker with the ability to implement and manage daily programming needs. S/he actively engages with multiple creative communities, and serves as ambassador for the Museum and its mission. Reporting to the Director, the A/CPP is a key member of the curatorial team and serves as a liaison to the Educational Department.
A successful A/CPP will
• Set and help achieve ambitious goals for community projects
• Develop innovative strategies that advance the Museum’s reach
• Attract strategic partnerships with educational institutions, universities, small businesses, and local grassroots organizations.
• Champion the diversity of our programming to create widespread enthusiasm for the Museum, and attract new audiences and stakeholders
• Inspire and guide collaboration across departments and with local institutions
• Position the Museum as an institution dedicated to building bridges between new creative communities and empowering community activity focused on architecture, design, ceramics, technology, film and video, and more.
• Create and manage an ambitious schedule of community programs including First Friday, Films Under the Stars, Sunday Funday, and Food Truck & Music Friday
• Schedule artist talks, lectures and gallery walks in conjunction with exhibitions
• Collaborate with the Curator of Education to create and present family and public programs
• Oversee the Community Partnership program through networking and identifying potential community partners, as well as fielding inquiries from potential community partners.
• Manage Community Exhibitions program, through previewing and identifying exhibition proposals for review by the Programming Committee.
• M.A. in art history, museum studies, arts education, or related field.
• Minimum of 3-5 years of museum or non-profit experience in a curatorial or educational role, with increasing responsibilities and oversight.
• Proven track record of organizing events with budget oversight.
• Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills. Fluency in a second language desired.
• Strong organizational skills, with a superb ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously while maintaining an attention to detail and meeting deadlines.
• Ability to work independently as well as on a team within a fast paced environment.
• Ability to work flexible hours, including evening and weekends, as needed to supervise programs and activities.
• Fluency in Microsoft Office; graphic design skills a plus.
• Outgoing, collaborative personality with a good sense of humor and strong work ethic.
The Museum Technician is a full-time, hourly position reporting to the Facility Manager. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• General building maintenance
• Perform repair and custodial tasks to provide a clean and safe public facility
• Follow routine cleaning schedules to address maintenance of interior and exterior components including floors, walls, glass, furnishings and fixtures
• Perform exterior grounds clean up and snow removal
• Complete museum work requests for special events and programs
• Perform basic repairs to lighting fixtures including lamp changes, ballast replacement, switches, receptacles and controls
• Maintain cleaning equipment and tools, including snow removal equipment
• Monitor supply inventory for maintenance, cleaning, and request stock as necessary
• Monitor HVAC equipment and controls
• Monitor contractors and vendors working in restricted areas
• Assist in physical construction and exhibition installation with wall prep, painting, cleaning, special setup, lamping
• Assemble office equipment and other fixtures as required
• Other duties as assigned
• High school or equivalent
• Custodial and maintenance experience
• Must be able to lift 75lbs.
• Must be able to work from heights
• Must be able to work nights and weekends
Equal Opportunity Employer
The Everson Museum of Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status.
Submit resume & references to . Those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.
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Audience Development Intern
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Gain a broad understanding of the business operations of a museum and fundraising.
Focus is on revenue generation including marketing, special events, grant writing and database management.
Research exhibitions, develop family guides and educator resources. Oversee family programming for the Art Zone; create educational and promotional literature and participate in general educational programming and departmental operations.
Marketing and Public Relations Intern
Develop promotional campaigns in support of Everson exhibitions, programs and special events. Hands on opportunity to create PR and marketing plans, develop press releases, write articles and website copy, pitch coverage opportunities, coordinate coverage with the media and design support pieces.
Applying for Internships
To apply for an internship, send your resume and cover letter toand indicate which internship(s) you wish to be considered for. If an interview needs to be arranged, you will be contacted directly.
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Members' Council is an energetic group of volunteers who are active ambassadors of the Everson. Planning special events and volunteering in the Museum Shop are just a few of the ways volunteers work behind the scenes to advance the work of the museum. To join Members' Council, simply add $15 to your annual membership dues.
Everson Trip Committee
The Everson Museum of Art Trip Committee is made up of volunteers who enjoy art oriented travel and who would like to share this interest with other Museum members. The Committee is a subcommittee of the Everson Museum of Art Members’ Council.
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Volunteer opportunities abound at the Everson. Positions include staffing the Museum Shop; greeting visitors at the Visitor Services Desk; working in the administrative office answering phones and assisting with mailings and other projects; and serving on special event committees organized by the Members' Council, such as the Trip Committee and Festival of Trees Committee.
Everson Continuum was created by and for energetic adults who want to connect with the art scene, network, and enjoy exciting social experiences outside of their professional, family and everyday commitments.
Thousands of people participate in informative and educational tours through the Everson Museum's galleries each year thanks to a group of dedicated volunteers called docents. Docents appreciate art, learning and teaching, and are energized by the enthusiasm of students and adults responding to works of art in the museum. Everson Museum docents conduct museum tours for school groups, clubs and organizations, and present outreach programs. Docent-led tours and programs can be customized for a particular curricular focus or age group and are also available in French.