Openings at the Michener

The James A. Michener Art Museum, a private non-profit institution, seeks a full-time Advancement Assistant.

Reporting to the Deputy Director, the Advancement Assistant is responsible for the oversight and maintenance of the Museum’s donor database, including gift entry and processing of payments and pledges; preparing acknowledgement letters and reports; creating donor lists in a timely and error-free manner; fulfilling donor benefits; and providing support to the Membership and Corporate Business Partner programs.  This position requires efficient and accurate methods of gift entry, processing reports, developing and implementing policies and procedures regarding database management.

The Advancement Assistant requires strong data entry skills, the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing, and the ability to work with others and to interact positively with colleagues, donors and board members.

The successful candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • Proficiency and previous experience with The Raiser’s Edge, or similar CRM system, including query and export building
  • Prior experience with consistent data entry and working within a development office is highly preferred
  • Advanced computer literacy, including database management and report generation, Microsoft Office Suite proficiency, ability to generate mail merges, and other essential functions
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects, meet deadlines, and work independently while functioning as a member of a team in a fast paced environment
  • Capacity to take initiative and prioritize duties in an exceptionally organized manner
  • Ability to act with discretion and maintain professional demeanor at all times
  • The candidate must be flexible to work occasional evenings and weekends
  • Bachelor’s Degree with 1-2 years experience

This is a full-time position with benefits and a competitive non-profit salary. EOE.

To apply, please send cover letter, resume, references, and salary requirements to Rebecca Rosen at rrosen@michenerartmuseum.org or mail to James A. Michener Art Museum, Attn: Rebecca Rosen, 138 South Pine Street, Doylestown, PA 18901. No phone calls, please.

The James A. Michener Art Museum, a private non-profit organization with a $3 million operating budget, seeks art educators to become adjunct faculty members, working with youth age 3 through grade 12, as well as adults.

Adjunct faculty members at the Michener Art Museum work in the education department to grow the institution’s arts education program attendance and visibility within the wider community with a commitment to museum based education for all youth, family, and adult audiences. Adjunct faculty will have both general fine arts skills combined with specific talents, interests, and motivational skills that would inspire diverse audiences of all ages. Adjunct faculty will be excellent teachers.

Responsibilities Include:

Responsibilities for each adjunct faculty member differ, pending the class, workshop, or camps s/he is teaching. Responsibilities may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Serve as a lead instructor for select weekend and weekday art classes and workshops in the fall, winter, and spring, and summer camps in the summer; develop museum-inspired lesson plans, samples,and interactives for fall, winter, and spring art classes and workshops; provide supply lists for classes.
  • Provide general art instruction for the school visit Art Door Program, teacher in-service workshops, and offsite school programs; develop themed lesson plans as required
  • Provide general art instruction for the Art Serve program for underserved youth and families; develop themed lesson plans as required
  • Provide instruction for adult studio arts community outreach programs, including Art for All Alzheimer’s program and Parkinson’s Disease studio class; develop themed lesson plans as required
  • Assist Director of Arts Education, Arts Education Coordinator, Director of Interpretation and Innovation, and/or Community Programs and Group Visits Manager with content development for select classes and workshops
  • Substitute teach as needed

*This position description is designed to accurately reflect job duties.  However, it may not be all-inclusive and other job related duties may be required.

Minimum Requirements

  • BS/BFA/BA; MS/MFA in art/art education; art teacher certification preferred
  • Minimum 2 years of experience teaching art to children and/or adults in public setting; additional experience with Special Populations and diverse audiences preferred
  • Demonstrated commitment to arts and museum education; understanding of current trends in arts education; demonstrated understanding of the importance of diversity and inclusion in the arts education community
  • In depth knowledge of arts education methodology, arts processes and materials, classroom management, curriculum development, and commitment to authentic art production
  • High level of self-motivation; creative thinker; ability to prioritize; ability to work independently and as a team member; ability to work collaboratively with internal and external partners and vendors
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; superior organizational skills; adept at multitasking, flexibility, and attention to detail
  • Demonstrate collegial style that promotes teamwork, creativity, and open communication
  • Proficient in the use of technology, including the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Publisher); research and retrieval skills using standard internet processes
  • Graphic program/design experience/photo editing/photography skills are a plus
  • Conversational Spanish helpful but not necessary
  • Flexible schedule
  • Background clearances as required by law

To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and references, to Andrea Thompson at athompson@michenerartmuseum.org or mail to James A. Michener Art Museum, Attn: Andrea Thompson, 138 South Pine Street, Doylestown, PA 18901. No phone calls, please.

The James A. Michener Art Museum, a private non-profit organization in Doylestown, PA seeks a part-time Assistant Preparator.

Overview
Under the direction of the Chief Preparator, the Assistant participates in the fabrication, construction and installation of exhibitions, the preparation of gallery spaces for exhibitions and the preparation of objects to be exhibited. The Assistant Preparator is a key member within the Curatorial department who aids in the Museum’s art handling and installation projects relating to the exhibition program and permanent collection. This role is responsible for museum-quality art handling, attention to detail, strong communication skills and the ability to execute multiple projects simultaneously. The Assistant Preparator works with the Curatorial staff collaboratively per instruction within the Museum’s active exhibition program as well as in the stewardship of the Museum’s permanent collection. This is a part time position.

Essential Functions
• Assists Chief Preparator in the preparation and installation of art objects and other related materials for museum exhibitions.
• Works within a small curatorial staff including Curator, Registrar, Curatorial Assistant and Chief Preparator helping with collections inventories and the maintenance of galleries and other related spaces.
• Assists Chief Preparator in the installation and de-installation of exhibition areas.
• Assists Chief Preparator in the preparation of exhibition spaces; building modular walls, patch, paint and clean up, etc.
• Packing, crating and uncrating art objects for display, storage and/or transport.
• Performs various duties as assigned by the Chief Preparator.

Minimum Requirements:

Education and Experience:
• A combination of education (Bachelor degree preferred), training and experience in the above listed functions. A minimum of two years’ experience in museum and/or gallery exhibition installation is required.

Skills and Abilities:
• Knowledge and practice of tools (both power and hand).
• Basic carpentry and woodworking skills required; electrical, lighting and audio-visual knowledge preferred.
• Framing skill (works on paper i.e. drawings, prints and photographs) highly preferred.
• Valid, state-issued driver’s license, experience driving a 14,000# box truck as well as the ability to pass a physical mandated by The Department of Transportation (for interstate travel) preferred.
• Ability to stand and/or work on your feet for extended periods; lift and carry art objects and other materials weighing up to 50 pounds (frequently), objects over 50 pounds (occasionally) and work at heights up to 20 feet (using both ladders and mechanical lifts).
• Proficient in the use of technology (Microsoft Office Suite, etc.) and the ability to learn the collection database.
• Demonstrated problem-solving and organizational skills, and adept at multitasking, with great attention to detail.
• Ability to interpret, implement and uphold policies and procedures pertaining to the museum’s Art Handling Policy and Collections Management Policy.
• Familiarity with proper art handling standards and practices through experience.

To apply, please send resume, references, and salary requirements to Rebecca Rosen, at info@michenerartmuseum.org or mail to James A. Michener Art Museum, Attn: Rebecca Rosen, 138 South Pine Street, Doylestown, PA 18901. No phone calls, please. EOE

The James A. Michener Art Museum, a private non-profit organization in Doylestown, PA seeks an On Call Preparator.

Overview
Under the direction of the Chief Preparator, the On Call Preparator assists in exhibiton de-installations and installations and helps with the packing, unpacking, crating and uncrating of art objects and the general preparation of gallery spaces (patching, painting, clean up, etc.). This is a temporary, on call position dependent upon the Museum’s exhibition schedule.

Essential Functions
• Assists Chief Preparator and Assistant Preparator in the preparation and installation of art objects and other related materials for museum exhibitions.
• Assists Chief Preparator and Assistant Preparator in the installation and de-installation of exhibitions and the preparation of exhibition spaces; assembly of modular walls, patch, paint and clean up, etc.
• Packing, crating and uncrating art objects for display, storage and/or transport.
• Performs various duties as assigned by the Chief Preparator and/or the Assistant Preparator.
• Accompany Chief Preparator in Museum’s truck for pickups and deliveries of loan items.
• Assist Registrar in collections inventories and maintenance of art storage spaces.

Minimum Requirements:

Education and Experience:
• A combination of education (Bachelor degree preferred), training and experience in the above listed functions. A minimum of two years’ experience in museum and/or gallery exhibition installation is required.

Skills and Abilities:
• Knowledge and practice of tools (both power and hand).
• Basic carpentry and woodworking skills, electrical, lighting and audio-visual knowledge preferred.
• Framing skill (works on paper i.e. drawings, prints and photographs) highly preferred.
• Ability to stand and/or work on your feet for extended periods; lift and carry art objects and other materials weighing up to 50 pounds (frequently), objects over 50 pounds (occasionally) and work at heights up to 20 feet (using both ladders and mechanical lifts).
• Demonstrated problem-solving and organizational skills, and adept at multitasking, with great attention to detail.
• Ability to interpret, implement and uphold policies and procedures pertaining to the museum’s Art Handling Policy and Collections Management Policy.
• Familiarity with proper art handling standards and practices through experience.

To apply, please send resume, references, and salary requirements to Rebecca Rosen, at info@michenerartmuseum.org or mail to James A. Michener Art Museum, Attn: Rebecca Rosen, 138 South Pine Street, Doylestown, PA 18901. No phone calls, please. EOE

Get Involved

Volunteers are critical to the fulfillment of the Michener Art Museum’s mission. Support staff is utilized in various areas of the museum. The administrative offices need volunteers with basic office skills, including data entry; the galleries demand responsible, community oriented people; our charming shop needs to be stocked and maintained; our children’s art workshops, both on-site and offsite, need volunteers who enjoy nurturing the creative process; our education department seeks individuals who like to share their enthusiasm for art with others; and our expanding program offerings need special events hosts to ensure that our visitor’s experience at Museum events is a positive one.

Learn More

The Michener Art Museum offers credit and non-credit college internships for the summer. Projects have included work in one of the following departments: education, collections, visitor services, library and Bucks County Artist Database research project, and marketing and public relations.

Internships require a minimum of 15 hours per week for two months and occur between the months of May and August, contingent on the intern’s college requirements and project availability. Credit and non-credit internships are non-paying.

All positions for Summer 2019 have been filled. View the list to see what positions are offered. Please check back for Summer 2020 opportunities!

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