Employment Opportunities

Mission Statement:

The Concord Museum educates visitors of all ages about the history of Concord and its continuing influence on American political, literary and cultural life. The Museum’s nationally significant collection serves as a catalyst for changing exhibitions, extended classroom learning, dynamic programs and publications relevant to an ever-changing world. Founded in 1886, the Museum is a center of cultural enjoyment for the region and a gateway to the town of Concord for visitors from around the world.


Open positions:


Director of Education and Public Programs

Overview of the Position:
Reporting to the Executive Director of the Museum, the Director of Education and Public Programs is responsible for developing, implementing, managing, and evaluating the Concord Museum’s educational programming, which enhances understanding of Concord's history and the relevance of the Museum's collections for audiences of all ages.

The Director of Education and Public Programs shapes the strategic direction for the Department and serves as a member of the Museum’s senior management team. The Concord Museum is in the midst of a major building project, including the construction of a new Education Center, Museum renovations, and campus improvements to engage new and broader audiences with Concord’s history and the extensive collections of the Concord Museum. The Director of Education and Public Programs will shape the direction of exciting new close-looking learning experiences in the History Learning Center, increased public programming and community engagement, and a dynamic new visitor experience.

The Director of Education and Public Programs is responsible for public programs, interpretation, school programs, group tours, and visitor services. The position also serves on the Museum’s Exhibition Team, which includes the Executive Director, Curator, Manager of Exhibitions and Design, and Collections Manager.

The Director of Education oversees a Manager of Student, Group, and Family Learning (full-time); a Public Programs Coordinator (full-time); a Manager of School Partnerships (part-time); an Education Assistant (part-time); a team of part-time Head Guides (5), educators (15), interpreters (20); and related staff.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
   Public Programs
  • Grow and diversify audiences through a full calendar of programs and events;
  • Present an exciting menu of public programs to expand audiences;
  • Develop high-quality family programs that encourage family learning, build an appreciation for history, and attract area families;
  • With the Public Programs Coordinator, oversee the implementation of programs;
  • Work closely with the Museum's Guild of Volunteers on specific annual programs;
  • Amplify community and regional partnerships and collaborations.
   Interpretation
  • Work with the Exhibition Team to develop engaging permanent, changing, and online exhibitions;
  • Oversee the development of engaging interpretive strategies, including close-looking at artifacts, hands-on activities, media and on-line resources, and related approaches, for audiences of all ages;
  • Assist with the writing of text and labels.
   School Programs and Group Tours
  • Work with Manager of Student, Group, and Family Learning and Manager of School Partnerships to determine the overall direction and goals for school programs and group tours and to foster their continued growth;
  • Supervise the development and implementation of training of staff for tours and school programs;
  • Maintain a strong relationship with the Director of Teaching and Learning in the Concord Public Schools (CPS) for continued growth of the CPS relationship. 
  • Oversee the expansion of outreach programs to underserved audiences, including the Paul Revere's Ride Fund partnerships. 
  • Provide assistance and support for school programs and group tours, as needed.
   Visitor Services
  • Ensure that all visitors have an enjoyable experience at the Concord Museum;
  • Oversee general operations at the front desk and in the galleries;
  • Maintain a positive, productive, and efficient staff;
  • Work with the Manager of Student, Group, and Family Learning as well as the Coordinator of Administration and Communications to manage the CenterEdge ticketing system;
  • Run customer service trainings, content trainings, and special exhibition trainings.
General Responsibilities:
  • Manage the Education Department budget;
  • Assist in raising funds and generating revenue for the Department;
  • Oversee the evaluation of all Department programs and activities;
  • Work with advisory committees, professional organizations, and community groups;
  • Serve as principal spokesperson for the Department;
  • Serve on the Emergency Response Team.

Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in history, art history, or a related field required; Master’s Degree strongly preferred in Museum Education or Education;
  • Seven years of experience working in a museum environment, developing and implementing education and public programs;
  • Five years of progressive leadership experience in a museum or a related field, with a minimum of three years supervising others;
  • Knowledge of and experience in principles, practices, and techniques of museum education.

Skills and Abilities:
  • Passion for the Concord Museum’s mission and for the changing role of museums in society;
  • Experience in program areas, including public programming, school programming, interpretation, and visitor services;
  • Excellent strategic leadership skills;
  • Team-building skills with a collaborative management style;
  • Knowledge of/ experience with object-based learning/VTS;
  • Creative and innovative problem-solver;
  • Superior organizational and time-management skills;
  • Outstanding communication skills, both verbal and written;
  • A professional and resourceful style;
  • High integrity and sound judgment;
  • Excellent computer skills;
  • Willingness to work nights and weekends, as needed.

This is a full-time salaried position with benefits, including vacation and sick leave, health plan, and 403(b) plan. Salary is commensurate with experience.

To Apply:
Please send a letter of interest, resume, interpretive writing samples, and the names of three references to: cm1@concordmuseum.org, with subject line: Director of Education & Public Programs Application.
No phone calls, please.


Development Associate

The Concord Museum educates visitors of all ages about the history of Concord and its continuing influence on American political, literary and cultural life. The Museum’s nationally significant collection serves as a catalyst for changing exhibitions, extended classroom learning, dynamic programs and publications relevant to an ever-changing world. Founded in 1886, the Museum is a center of cultural enjoyment for the region and a gateway to the town of Concord for visitors from around the world.

Overview of the position:
The Concord Museum seeks a full-time Development Associate who will be a vital member of the Museum’s development team. Reporting to the Director of Development, the Development Associate will support all Museum fundraising activities, with a focus on database and gift management, membership, prospect research, and events. The Concord Museum is in the midst of a major building project and capital campaign to engage new and broader audiences with Concord’s history and the extensive collections of the Museum. The Development Associate will join the Museum at this exciting time and work closely with other staff members to increase member programming and engagement. The ideal candidate will be a flexible multi-tasker who thrives in a fast-paced team environment and can represent the Museum well with a variety of constituents.

Principal Responsibilities:
Support major fundraising activities of Museum
  • Manage membership recruitment and renewal plan and schedule; execute membership mailings; help devise and implement cultivation and retention programs
  • Conduct prospect research (individual/foundation/corporate); track solicitations, gifts, and pledges
  • Provide support for donor cultivation, stewardship, and recognition activities; maintain donor lists, records, and correspondence
  • Execute Annual Fund appeals
  • Assist with preparation of grant proposals and reports
Provide key administrative support for the Development Department
  • Responsible for data entry and timely processing of gifts, reports, and acknowledgments
  • Manage and maintain fundraising database, ensuring completeness and accuracy, including creating and updating donor and volunteer records
  • Oversee preparation of department mailings
  • Assist with preparation of presentations and reports for board and senior leadership
  • Provide administrative support for the capital campaign and additional support, as needed
Coordinate special events
  • Work with Development staff to plan, execute, and evaluate fundraising events, member programs, and other special Museum events
  • Manage modest function rental program
Qualifications:
  • Passion for the Concord Museum’s mission and interest in advancing skills as a development professional
  • Detail-oriented and outstanding oral, written, and interpersonal skills
  • A professional and resourceful style; high integrity and sound judgment; the ability to work both independently and as a team player, to take initiative, and to manage multiple projects at a time
  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • Excellent computer skills required; experience with Abila Fundraising 50 or similar fundraising database strongly preferred
  • Educational program or event management experience preferred
  • Willingness to work weekends and evenings, as required
This is a full-time salaried position with benefits. EOE.

To Apply:
Please send a letter of interest, resume, writing sample, and the names of three references to: cm1@concordmuseum.org, with subject line: Development Associate

EOE.


Last updated June 14, 2017


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