Director Museum Or Zoo Job Description Sample
Madden Museum Programs Director – Arts And Humanities/Social Sciences
Job Description: The School of Art & Art History (SAAH) is part of the division of Arts and Humanities at the University of Denver (DU) where it has offered instruction in visual arts since 1880. Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design, its programs include a BA in Art History, an MA in Art History with an option to concentrate in museum studies, BFAs in studio art and pre-Art Conservation, and additional undergraduate and graduate degrees in studio art and emergent digital practices. For more information about SAAH see: http://www.du.edu/ahss/art/. The Vicki Myhren Gallery (VMG) is the contemporary art exhibition venue on the University of Denver’s campus, in the SAAH. It is overseen by Dan Jacobs, who serves as both the Director of the VMG and Curator of the University Art Collections. The art collections include over 3600 objects, cataloged by DUs art collections manager: http://portfolio.du.edu/DUArtCollections/page/47267. These collections are housed in the Hampden Art Study Center, an off-campus facility that also holds collection staff offices, art study rooms, and a small conservation area. In 2016, a gift of art valued at 10 million dollars was provided by John Madden Jr., nearly doubling the value of the DU art holdings. This collection is primarily housed in the Madden Museum of Art, located in Greenwood Village, 8 miles southeast of the University. The art belongs to DU. The museum facility is owned by the Madden family. In 2017, John Madden provided significant additional funding for DU to develop educational programming around the Madden Collection. Through this partnership, the Madden Museum provides a new venue for DU to mount historical art exhibitions, combining work from the Madden collection with other DU collections under the direction of a newly funded position, the Madden Museum Programs Director.
Position Summary SAAH at the University of Denver seeks an innovative, energetic individual with knowledge of 19th and 20th century European and American art, curatorial and/or art management experience, and excellent written and oral communication skills, who will partner in this growing exhibition/museum program held at the Madden Museum and administered within the School of Art & Art History. In cooperation with the SAAHs Director of Museum Studies and the Curator of University Art Collections, the successful candidate will initiate new programming with a focus on training and mentoring students. This programming will include two small student-curated exhibitions annually, along with several less formal object rotations at the Madden Museum, scholarly catalog and other publication projects, and stewardship of the collection, most of which will involve supervision and training of graduate students and, occasionally, advanced undergraduates. There is potential for a highly qualified candidate to teach a museum studies class or practicum. This position will work in multiple locations to include: DU campus, Hampden Center, and Madden Museum. This position reports to the Director of School of Art & Art History.
Essential Functions * Plan and execute art exhibitions at the Madden Museum using the Madden and other DU art collections.
Plan and develop publications in conjunction with the Madden collection.
Hire and supervise DU graduate students to assist with research, exhibitions, publications, and other Madden programs.
Help select, supervise, and mentor DU students in Madden Museum internships.
Provide professional oversight of the Madden collection, including object care and record-keeping, registration, installation, exhibition design, and marketing and communications for exhibitions and related events.
Facilitate DUs use of the Madden Museum and Collection, including scheduling class visits, faculty lectures, and DU events as requested by University leadership (e.g. alumni and advancement events).
Work with the Curator of the University Art Collections and the Vice Chancellor for Advancement to support the Madden family donor relationships.
Must be able to lift 30 pounds.
Must have a driver's license and be insurable under the University insurance.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities * Knowledge of 19th and 20th century European and American art.
Sophisticated understanding of art historical research process and methods.
Art handling and exhibition curation skills
Art, archives, or records management training or experience.
Project management skills.
Facility with mentoring a diverse group of students.
Ability to supervise both volunteer and paid workers.
Academic writing facility, preferably in the field of art history or criticism.
Ability to work successfully with a diverse constituency, including faculty, administrators, students, patrons, and the general public.
Demonstrated academic writing facility, preferable in the field of art history or criticism.
Excellent time management skills and flexibility to work evening events.
Self-directed with strong work ethic.
Good team worker.
Commitment to highest ethical standards.
Must be able to move between and work in multiple sites, including DU campus, Hampden Center, and Madden Museum
Required Qualifications * Master’s degree in art history, museum studies, or a related field, or at least five years of experience in a similar position to this job description plus relevant formal training and demonstrable knowledge of art history.
- Professional experience handling art objects.
Preferred Qualifications * PhD or ABD in art history, or multiple master’s degrees combining art history with library science and/or museum studies and/or art management.
Experience curating exhibitions.
Experience managing art collections.
Experience supervising staff and/or students.
Work Schedule 1. Varies- to be coordinated with supervisor. Attendance may be required off hours for some events.
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) Thursday, February 1, 2018.
Special Instructions The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff and encourages applications from women, minorities, members of the LGBTIQA community, people with disabilities and veterans. The University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Please see our Diversity Statement at http://www.du.edu/chancellor/vision/diversitystatement.html Pleases see our benefit package at https://www.du.edu/human-resources/benefits/index.html Candidates must apply online through www.du.edu/jobs to be considered. Once within the job description, please scroll to the bottom of the page to apply. You will need the following to apply:
List of three references * A writing sample (e.g. scholarly article or grant proposal) If you have questions regarding this position please contact: Jeanie Tischler at email@example.com NOTE: The online system is limited to uploading 10 files. Please combine content if necessary to get all content uploaded.
All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.Tracking Code: 005896 Department: Dean's Office, Arts, Humanities, & Social Sciences (43)
- Position Type:* Full-Time/Regular
Senior Director Of Development - Michael C. Carlos Museum
Job Requisition ID:
032000:DAR: Development Programs
The Senior Director of Development for the Michael C. Carlos Museum leads the museum's development office and is responsible for the planning, coordination, and implementation of all fund raising, membership, and volunteer activities.
The Senior Director of Development reports directly to the Associate Vice President for Development Programs, and will serve as a member of the Director of the Michael C. Carlos Museum’s executive staff.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS : The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated track record of success in major gift fundraising, proven effectiveness in managing staff, experience recruiting and managing volunteers, and experience working closely with directors and staff. Experience in the arts is a plus.
The candidate must also possess outstanding interpersonal and communication skills, a collaborative work style, knowledge of fundraising systems, the ability and willingness to travel, and demonstrated ability to manage budgets. A high energy level and a creative approach to fundraising are essential.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A bachelor's degree. 7 years experience in higher education, development, fund raising or equivalent experience in a non-profit institution. Effective written and oral presentation skills.
FORMAL JOB DESCRIPTION: Plans, directs and coordinates fund raising activities and provides strategic planning for a major unit/school of the organization. Activities will consist primarily of seeking major gifts from alumni, non-alumni individuals, corporations and foundations in support of students, faculty, programs, and facilities.
Oversees the development process including prospect identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship. Builds relationships among prospective donors and volunteers to support programs and priorities; visits donors and prospects asking for contributions. Builds relationships with faculty and leadership to assist in presenting needs to prospective donors.
Directs events or receptions to maintain current and cultivate potential donors.
Develops short and long-term goals and objectives. Designs specific fundraising campaigns within identified framework.
Interprets faculty needs internally and externally to request clearance, determine fundraising plan and increase support. Identifies foundation support and directs grant writing proposals. Aids faculty and staff in preparing proposals.
Prepares supportive materials, reports, and plans. Plans and directs communication methodologies and oversees the development of written materials, videotapes, and informational workshops. Reviews and identifies need for brochure updates and changes.
Coordinates public relations, the generation of departmental budgets, and publications/proposals. Assists in developing and interpreting priorities of deans and faculty, and represents concerns of staff to appropriate personnel. Supervises clerical and professional staff.
Oversees and ensures timely correspondence and maintenance of files in order to keep donors and others informed. Performs related responsibilities as required. Operating Unit/Division: Ofc of Dev & Alumni Relations
Job Title: Senior Director of Development - Michael C. Carlos Museum
This position involves:: Not Applicable Full/Part Time: Full-Time Regular/Temporary:
Regular Minimum Hourly Rate $: 46.298077 Minimum Annual Rate $:
96300 Additional Job Details: Key responsibilities include: •Assuming a lead role in prospect management, including the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of corporate, foundation, and individual donors and prospects; •Working effectively with the Director and staff of the Carlos Museum, Development and Alumni Relations, and key volunteer leadership to create and implement effective fund raising and membership strategies for the museum; •Planning, coordinating, and implementing fund raising activities for endowment, exhibitions, educational programs, acquisitions, and annual operating support; •Assisting museum staff in preparation of proposals and other fund raising initiatives; •Working with the Carlos Museum's Director to staff and coordinate activities of the museum's Advisory Board and Visiting Board; •Directing the activities of the membership office, with attention given to membership as a base for major gift support; •Working in concert with the Director of Marketing/Communications to effectively communicate and promote funding needs and priorities for the museum to both internal and external audiences. Emory University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all applicable Federal and Georgia State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action in its programs and activities.
Emory University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and veteran's status. Inquiries about this statement should be directed to the Office of Equity and Inclusion, 201 Dowman Drive, Administration Bldg, Atlanta, GA 30322.
Associate Director - Museum E19
Position Summary The Associate Director is responsible for fulfilling the Museum's mission and its financial objectives by providing leadership and creative vision for its growth and skillful management of all Museum operations. The Associate Director serves as the Museum's primary representative to the community, engaging and inspiring broad support for the Museum, and expanding its profile.
The Associate Director will work closely with the Museum's Board of Trustees and Foundation to develop and implement strategic goals and objectives. The Associate Director will plan and manage the business and financial affairs of the Museum, take a primary role in the planning of the Museum's exhibition, collections and acquisition programs, and will inspire, mentor and provide ongoing professional development for Museum staff. Job descriptions are intended to present a general list of tasks/duties performed by employees within this job classification.
Job Descriptions are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job. Minimum Education, Experience And Additional Requirements Related education and experience may be interchangeable on a year for year basis. Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in art, art history, American or Southwest history or a related field plus eight (8) years of professional managerial museum experience including five (5) years of direct supervisory experience.
Master's degree in art, art history, American or Southwest history preferred. Experience managing American Alliance of Museums (AAM) accredited museums in both the public and private sector preferred. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:
Possession of a valid Driver's License orthe ability to obtain by date of hire. Possession of aCity Operator's Permit (COP) within six (6) months from date of hire. Preferred Knowledge Operations, services and activities of a comprehensive museum management program.
Cultural and historical aspects of regional history and art. Principles and practices of art collection acquisition. Methods and techniques of preserving art collections.
Principles used in developing art exhibits. Principles and practices of program development and administration. Principles and practices of municipal budget preparation and administration.
Modern office procedures, methods and equipment including computers. Principles of business letter writing and basic report preparation. Principles of supervision, training and performance evaluation.
Pertinent Federal, State, and local laws, codes and regulations. Preferred Skills & Abilities Plan, organize, direct and coordinate the work of staff Select, supervise, train and evaluate staff. Oversee the acquisition of new pieces of art.
Ensure proper maintenance and preservation of the museum's collection. Develop and implement various art and museum exhibits. Analyze and assess programs, policies and operational needs and make appropriate adjustments.
Identify and respond to sensitive community and organizational issues, concerns and needs. Develop and administer division goals, objectives and procedures. Prepare a variety of museum publications.
Prepare clear and concise administrative and financial reports. Prepare and administer large and complex budgets. Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations in support of goals.
Research, analyze and evaluate new service delivery methods and techniques. Interpret and apply Federal, State and local policies, laws and regulations. Communicate clearly and concisely Perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work SDL2017
Retail - Sales - Photography - The Oregon Zoo
We are seeking team members for retail, sales and photography at The Oregon Zoo. We are looking for you to become an integral part of our team! You will be responsible for selling products and taking pictures in a retail setting in order to drive company revenue and enhance the guest experience.
Pay is $12.00 plus bonuses
- Welcome and identify customer needs
- Take pictures of guests
- Explain products and services to customers
- Monitor inventory to ensure product is in stock
- Enter and process customer orders
- Investigate and resolve customer complaints
- Previous experience in sales, customer service, or other related fields
- Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
- Ability to build rapport with customers
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Strong negotiation skills
Please do not contact The Oregon Zoo if you are trying to obtain information on this job as we are a vendor
Banquet Server - Cleveland Zoo
Overview: Aramark (NYSE: ARMK) is in the customer service business across food, facilities and uniforms, wherever people work, learn, recover, and play. United by a passion to serve, our more than 270,000 employees deliver experiences that enrich and nourish the lives of millions of people in 22 countries around the world every day. Aramark is recognized among the Most Admired Companies by FORTUNE and the World’s Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute. Learn more at www.aramark.com at http://www.aramark.com/ or connect with us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/aramark and Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/aramark . Aramark’s leisure group specializes in lodging, recreation, conference centers and meeting services. The scope of our operations includes lodging, conference and meeting space, houseboats and other marine activities, retail merchandise, casual and fine dining experiences, and interpretive tours in some of this country's most pristine protected lands and national parks. We have been active partners with the National Park Service for over 20 years, providing high-quality visitor services in numerous locations across the United States. We are one of the nation’s leading managers of conference centers with a strong focus on customer experience. We are considered a premier provider of professional services by clients and competition alike, committed to providing high-quality recreation, hospitality and authentic experiences to clients and visitors from all over the world.
The server establishes a welcoming atmosphere from the minute they first greet guests at their table. The server delivers food and carries service trays while demonstrating exemplary guest service skills. This position requires individuals with the ability to be service-minded and committed to providing outstanding guest satisfaction.
Greet guests immediately as they arrive at their tables
Maintain a watch for underage patrons by checking the identification of customers to ensure they meet alcohol age legal requirements
Carry service tray in order to deliver and serve food and beverages to table
Work with bartenders in order to process drinks orders
Work with kitchen staff to coordinate and collect orders efficiently
Complete all bussing attendant duties when required
Maintain positive attitude in high stress situations
Go the extra mile and follow through to ensure guest satisfaction
Must be able to work with diverse populations in a supportive and positive manner
Diplomatically handle guest complaints – always be polite and maintain a professional manner
May be required to train other employees, educating them on menu items and other aspects of the role
The server will work at banquets and special functions – serving and keeping food & beverage areas stocked
The server will be required to prepare banquet facilities by setting up and breaking down chairs, tables, buffets, center pieces
May be required to set up china, glassware and place settings
Must be flexible and willing to work a varied schedule
Know and abide by all state liquor laws
Other duties as assigned
Know and comply with all company policies and procedures regarding safety, security, emergencies and energy
Report to work on time and in complete uniform
Other duties as assigned
Status and Scope:
Reports to the Catering Manager
Position requires a strong customer service focus, strong communication skills and a positive attitude
Must be able to work efficiently – prepared to help wherever needed
Must have the ability to lift food trays
Must meet state regulations for alcohol serving age
Should be able to work all department shifts
Previous restaurant and food service experience
Outgoing personality and friendly manner
Must complete Serve Safe Food Handlers certification
Must be fluent in the English language both spoken and written – able to read & interpret documents such as safety rules, ARAMARK Alcohol Regulations, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals
Minimum of 1-2 years Serving experience is required
Little or No Travel (10%)
MEDIUM - Lifting 50 pounds maximum with frequent lifting and/or carrying objects weighing up to 25 pounds.
BENDING CONSTANT KEYING/FINGERING CONSTANT HEARING CONSTANT REACHING CONSTANT SEEING CONSTANT SPEAKING CONSTANT STANDING CONSTANT WALKING CONSTANT LIFTING CONSTANT #monster Aramark is an EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION employer – Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran
Zoo Education Interpreter, Stingray Exhibit Swing Supervisor
As a member of our Interpretive Team your role is to celebrate the natural world by creating Zoo-wide opportunities for our visitors to connect with our animals, mission, nature, and conservation messages.
Our team engages guests throughout the Zoo at exhibits, on tours, and through scheduled interpretive programs. Interpreters also facilitate safe and fun encounters with stingrays and sharks at the Stingrays at Caribbean Cove exhibit. In addition, the role of the Stingray Supervisor is to direct the engagement of guests at Stingrays at Caribbean Cove.
This requires positive management experience to oversee the daily interactions between guests, interpreters and volunteers assigned to the exhibit, and the feeding and touching of the animals. The Stingray Supervisor must be able to build positive relationships and interactions with attractions staff, keepers, volunteers, and other supervisory staff. Becoming a member of our interpretive team is perfect for performers, educators, and curious minds with management experience.
Must be available for a full 2 week training (40h) from April 2 – 13.
High School Diploma or equivalent required. Some college in science, education, theatre/performing arts, or interpretation preferred.
Interpreters and Stingray Supervisors must provide exceptional guest service daily to staff and guests. Prior experience as manager or supervisor, TB and drug tests, along with passing of a background check, required. This job also requires specific training, the ability to think on your feet, to work outdoors in all weather conditions, and in contact with salt water and shellfish.
Strong public speaking and presentation skills are desired. As a co-supervisor at Stingrays you will have a variable work schedule of 20-30 hours/week with flexibility including weekends, holidays and early/late hours is necessary. Must be available the entire stingray exhibit season which runs from the beginning of April to the end of September/beginning of October.
Must be a team player and be able to work in line with the Zoo’s values of community, creativity, openness, integrity, and life work balance to create and promote the best experiences for our guests and each other. Foreign language skills and/or American Sign-Language are a plus.
ZOO Admissions Clerk AGE 16+
Job Description: This position works directly with welcoming our guests while working at our ZooAmerica Admissions location! You would be assisting guests with purchasing tickets and ancillary items to maximize their day with us, as well as Zoo Memberships! Often times you will be the first point of contact with a guest arriving at the park. Whether it’s their first visit or 1000th, you have the opportunity to make a lasting memory for their family. This position is great for anyone who enjoys interacting with a diverse group of people and is upbeat and outgoing. Positions are currently available for employees age 16. What can a position with the Ticketing & Guest Services Department do for you? * Flexible Scheduling
Friendships and Memories that will last a lifetime
Opportunities for Advancement
Learn Valuable Transferable Skills, such as:
Problem Solving and Thinking on Your Feet
Time Management and Punctuality
Hands on Experience with Various Technology
Verbal Communication Skills
Job Functions: ZooAmerica Admissions Staff: may be required to do one or all of the following tasks depending on the assigned job:
High guest contact position
Handle questions throughout the day about the Zoo
Rotate daily from cashiers to handstampers on the ZooAmerica Bridge
Work on a computer based ticket system
Sell and process ZooAmerica Memberships
Handle clerical duties such as filing, answering phones, and filling out paperwork
Must be comfortable handling money
Handle and resolve guest issues
Learn operational standards for the Guest Services & Ticketing Department
* Must be at least 16 years of age or older on the date of applying or turning 16 by March 30, 2018.
* Must be friendly, upbeat, and work well with other employees and be able to interact with our guests
Must have reliable transportation to and from work for your scheduled shifts
Must be able to speak, write, and understand English
Must display a positive attitude, eagerness to learn, and professional image in compliance with the Hershey Entertainment & Resorts guidelines. Please note some departments may be more stringent on the appearance guidelines due to business need.
Must have the ability to safeguard confidential information
Working Conditions: * Must be able to work a minimum of 4 days per week throughout the summer season to include a rotation of mornings and evenings, weekends, and holidays.
Must be able to work flexible hours including days, evenings, weekends, and holidays
Must be able to work in combination of indoor and outdoor weather conditions
Physical requirements include standing, sitting, walking, bending, reaching, and communicating.
Hershey Entertainment and Resorts is an Equal Opportunity Employer* Location: Hersheypark
Interest:* Guest Services/Front Office
Hourly Wage:* $8.00
College Relations Summer Program 2018 / Animal Care - San Diego Zoo And San Diego Zoo Safari Park
Destination San Diego Zoo/San Diego Zoo Safari Park Job Code 00000 Shift Any Category Animal Care Average Hours per Week VARIES Employment Status Without Benefits COLLEGE RELATIONS Summer Program 2018 / Animal Care
- San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Safari Park
JAMBO!It all began with a ROAR 100 years ago!San Diego Zoo Global is a conservation organization dedicated to the science of saving endangered species worldwide.
San Diego Zoo Global operates three world-class facilities: the San Diego Zoo, the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, and the San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research. Our organization’s vision - we will lead the fight against extinction.Help us to make a difference for wildlife and begin a summer adventure with San Diego Zoo Global. Join the dedicated crew who are passionate about what they do and strive to create unforgettable experiences for our guests.
Share your knowledge, skills and commitment to provide GRRREAT Customer Service and be a part of the ROAR with San Diego Zoo Global! Mission:San Diego Zoo Global is committed to saving species worldwide by uniting our expertise in animal care and conservation science with our dedication to inspiring passion for nature. Vision:We will lead the fight against extinction.
The San Diego ZooCollege Relations Programwas established in 2007. This program offers college students, or recent graduates, an opportunity to gain valuable hands-on work experience within a variety of fields in our non-profit organization. Participants work shoulder to shoulder with full time regular and seasonal employees in one of a variety of departments.
Participants are also provided classes and activities throughout the summer that gives them an inside look at our animal and plant collections and the global conservation work conducted by San Diego Zoo Global. Are you ready to start your adventure and put your Passion for Wildlife to Work?TRAVEL ITINERARY:Destination – San Diego Zoo / San Diego Zoo Safari ParkDuration of your adventure – Summer 2018There will be two sessions:Session 1 -May 21th through August 12thSession 2 -June 18th through September 10thSeats (positions) available
40Attire while on adventure-The Society has a very conservative grooming policy. Tattoos may not be visible or must be appropriately covered while on duty.
Jewelry may be worn if it does not detract from a well-groomed look or create a safety hazard. No facial or tongue piercing. Hair must be neat and professional.
Amenities - A variety of these positions are available at both the San Diego Zoo, located in Balboa Park – near downtown San Diego as well at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, located 30 miles North of the San Diego Zoo in Escondido, CA. This adventure offers ZOO Perks which include discounts on food/premium products, free entrance to both parks during the duration of the internship, and an allotment of guest passes to share with friends and family. Pay Rate– In some years a few of these animal care opportunities are paid.
The majority of these opportunities are unpaid. Requirements for this adventure include:Opportunities in animal care for summer 2018 will be available at both the San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Safari Park (located 30 miles north of the San Diego Zoo). These internship opportunities may include exposure to the daily operations of animal care, exhibit maintenance, animal behavior and record keeping. When possible, interns are placed in areas that match their goals and interests.Please note that these internships are not research based positions.Summer 2018 opportunities will cover a variety of animal care areas at both the Zoo and Safari Park to include but not limited to:· CHS – Mammals / Safari Park· CHS – Elephants / Safari Park· Safari Experiences / Safari Park· Animal Connection (Wegeforth Bowl and Animals in Action) / San Diego Zoo· Animal Care Children’s Zoo / San Diego Zoo· Animal Care Bird Show / San Diego Zoo · Animal Care Avian Propagation Center / San Diego Zoo· Other opportunities may be available by Summer 2018Essential functions and responsibilities of the positions include:· Animal husbandry· Nutrition· Enrichment and training· Visitor education· Exhibit repair and or modification· Animal observation· Record keeping· Ability to communicate and work effectively with others· Understand and follow directions effectively· Adhere to the organization's policies, procedures, regulations· Work in a team environment and motivates others · Must be able to comfortably lift 50 lbs Qualifications The ideal candidate will meet the following requirements:Current college junior or senior working toward an animal related field, Biology, Zoology etc. or recent graduate with a related degree (graduated no more than 6 months prior to internship). Experience working around wild and/or exotic animals in zoo or similar setting is highly desirable. Knowledge of animal behavior, care, feeding and handling of wild animals highly desired
Knowledge of safety practices around wild animals Knowledge of techniques for restraining or capturing wild animals
Must have strong communication skills/public speaking
Must be able to engage within a team environment with staff and other interns
Must enjoy working outdoors in all weather conditions Must be able to stand for long periods of time, stoop, climb andlift a minimum of 50 pounds Working EnvironmentFrequent exposure to close contact with a wide variety of exhibit animals, mammals, reptiles, or birds; work in uneven terrain with exposure to varying weather conditions, dust, and allergens; move about on slippery surfaces; handle toxic and/or hazardous materials; and work in confined or cramped spaces. Physical Demands This position has been identified as one requiring lifting in excess of 50 pounds; frequently move moderate to heavy objects; standing, bending, squatting, twisting, reaching, etc; may work from elevated positions. Requirements· Application submitted through our on-line system during designated posting of January 15th
- March 23, 2018· Resume including relevant experience· Pre-employment physical (If selected, Zoo and Safari Park will schedule which includes drug testing· Proof of negative TB Test on or before the start date of the internship program (Zoo or Safari Park can assist)· Duration of internship is for a 12 week opportunity from May – August or June – September. Hours scheduled will be approximately 40 hrs/wk.· Schedule will be any of the 5 days of the week including weekends, holidays and possible evening hours.· Completion of (4) on-line pre-requisite classes through San Diego Zoo My Academy prior to the start of the internship (Zoonotic Diseases, Working Safely With Dangerous Animals, Government Regulations and Compliance (USDA/OSHA) and the Fundamentals of Animal Learning). *If selected San Diego Zoo Global will register you for these classes.· Attendance at scheduled classes for Summer Interns (TBD)· Completion of Summer Intern Checklist (TBD)· Participation in other intern events throughout the summer· Perform related duties and responsibilities as required
Interns must be available to start on either May 21 or June 18 2018. If selected for the
May 21 start date,for a position at either the San Diego Zoo or the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, you will be required to be available Monday and/or Tuesday May 21 and May 22 to sign paperwork, complete testing, and get an ID card.If selected for the
June 18 start date, for a position at either the San Diego Zoo or the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, you will be required to be available Monday and/or Tuesday June 18 and 19 to sign paperwork, complete testing, and get an ID card.Availability– Interns must be available any of the seven days of the week. Nights, weekends and holidays will be required.
The hours and schedules may vary from week to week. You will be expected to stay through the agreed length of time that was stated in your offer letter. Please note that any time off during this 12 week internship in all likelihood may not be approved.Transportation –If interning at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, it is strongly recommended that all Interns have a personal form of transportation. Access via public transportation to the Safari Park is not possible for the hours animal care interns are required to work.
There is no public transportation on the weekends. Biking is not recommended. If interning at the San Diego Zoo, public transportation is available, however having a personal form of transportation is recommended.Expectations for Summer Interns include participation in Explore the Roar, attendance at specific classes and events, and completion of a learning checklist, which includes information specific to the business of San Diego Zoo Global.
We strive to give a well-rounded experience during this Internship Program. This summer experience will help you to gain insight and appreciation for the various components of San Diego Zoo Global.When applying on-line, please include your resume including relevant experience Deadline to submit request of application for adventure:FRIDAY, MARCH 23, 2018Applications must be submitted online by 9:30 pm Pacific TimeSan Diego Zoo Global is a smoke-free workplaceTHIS EMPLOYER PARTICIPATES IN E-VERIFYSAN DIEGO ZOO GLOBAL IS ANEEO/AA/DISABILITY/PROTECTED VETERAN EMPLOYER
QUALIFICATIONS GUIDE Qualifications are listed above WORKING CONDITIONS Working conditions vary with the assigned duties.
Museum Assistant, Longyear Museum Of Anthropology (No Benefits)
Department Statement Located on Colgate University
’s beautiful campus in Hamilton, New York, the collection of the Longyear Museum of Anthropology features approximately 30,000 objects representing ancient and contemporary communities around the world. Particular strengths of the collection include archaeological and ethnological materials from the Americas, Africa, and Oceania as well as contemporary Native American art. Colgate University is one of the country’s leading liberal arts colleges, with a student population of about 2,900 and 300 faculty. This is an exciting time in Colgate’s history, as the newly conceived Center for Art and Culture will become home to two university museums: the Picker Art Gallery and the Longyear Museum of Anthropology. These distinguished university museums play a significant role in Colgate’s teaching mission and reputation, a relationship that will be deepened with the newly launched Museum Studies Minor in the Department of Art and Art History.
Accountabilities Reporting to the Associate Curator of the Longyear Museum of Anthropology
, the Museum Assistant will provide support for museum activities, including assisting with the care and research of collections, planning exhibitions, and coordinating events.
Maintain office files, records, mailing lists, email listserv, and supplies.
Aid in assessment and organization of archival files related to museum history project.
Oversee publicity of museum exhibitions and programming, including writing press releases and preparing mailings.
Manage online presence of museum through social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter)
Help organize museum events, such as receptions, lectures, and demonstrations.
Corresponds with scholars, artists, and community representatives regarding visits or collaborations.
Assist with the research, design, and execution of exhibitions. This includes working as part of a team to brainstorm ideas for content, writing and editing interpretive texts, designing interactive components, aiding in the preparation of related publications, and helping with installation and deinstallation.
Provide assistance with various collections projects, including photography of collection, digitization of records, and object rehousing.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Evidence of training and/or experience in anthropology or related fields required.
Excellent computer skills required, including proficiency with standard office software programs. Must possess an aptitude to learn new computer programs/platforms as needed.
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with diverse constituents, both in written and oral formats; must possess an attention to detail and be able to manage multiple priorities.
Must be capable of working collegially with diverse groups on a daily basis.
Experience working within museums or training in museum studies preferred.
Experience in conducting ethnographic, archaeological, or museum-based research preferred. Knowledge of database systems (Filemaker Pro, Access) preferred.
The ideal candidate will have an interest in learning about other cultures, willingness to engage with different perspectives, and ability to think creatively.
Education A minimum of bachelor
’s degree is required.
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Position Title:* Museum Assistant, Longyear Museum of Anthropology (no benefits)
Full Time/Part Time:* Part Time
Division:* Dean of the Faculty
Department:* Longyear Museum of Anthropology
Requisition Number:* 2018CW010P
Job Open Date:* 12/13/2017 Open Until Filled: Yes
Deputy Director, Museum Experience Group
At Plimoth Plantation we believe history is a transformative experience and we want everyone who visits Plimoth Plantation to feel excited, energized and inspired by history – before, during and after their visit. We strive to engage guests in the historical inquiry that we ourselves enjoy; and we encourage empathy and understanding for the men, women, and children who lived here along these shores of change 400 years ago.
Does intentional transformational change invigorate you? Do you have a vision for the ways in which public history can be beneficial in people’s lives? Are you flexible, imperturbable, and able to think on your feet? Do you have a sharp mind and common sense? Would you like to be part of a team that is exploring the future of public history while at the same time continuing to serve our many audiences? Are you an experienced manager with superb leadership skills? If so, we want you to join our team!
At Plimoth Plantation there are countless things that can (and do) happen in unexpected ways all the time – from the completely ordinary to the truly unusual. You'll need to be confident and forward thinking with a “No problem, we can handle that!” attitude. You must be willing to take intellectual risks for the sake of advancing the mission, be adept at problem solving, taking initiative, using independent judgment, and following through. You must be emotionally intelligent, a clear and direct communicator, have high professional standards, an unbreakable work ethic, and be prepared to lead by example.
As the Deputy Director of the Museum Experience Group (DD/MEG), you will be joining a dedicated, intellectual, and creatively charged team. You will be outdoors in all kinds of weather moving through an ocean-front campus that spans over 100 acres— working closely with other directors, managers and staff to deliver a world-class guest experience for 350,000 people each year.
We are looking for a confident, outgoing candidate with a proven track record of excellent customer service, good judgment, and progressive, results-driven leadership success. Ideal candidates possess the ability to build, work with, lead, and motivate large and diverse teams; and demonstrate exceptional interpersonal skills with guests, colleagues and volunteers.
The DD/MEG is a senior level position that provides leadership for the Museum’s living history exhibits and all MEG programs and activities - both onsite and offsite. This position is ultimately responsible for translating the Museum’s guest-first commitment into engaging living history experiences, dynamic interactions with collections, and captivating interpretations of the history of Mayflower, Plymouth Colony and the Wampanoag homeland. This position functions as a departmental manager, providing budgetary and personnel oversight; is a brand ambassador for Plimoth Plantation in the community, and participates on senior leadership committees.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Program and Content Stewardship
The DD/MEG is responsible for developing, implementing, and critically assessing all content, training and programming relevant to the guest experience including Museum Theater, scripted scenarios, guided tours, experiential learning workshops, school and public programs, and community outreach efforts. The DD/MEG identifies desired outcomes, strengthens existing programs and events, and implements new initiatives to meet those goals.
In conjunction with the Executive Leadership Team, create marketable events and mission-related themes that guide the annual Museum calendar with a focus on key anniversaries in 2020 and 2021.
Be an innovator. Craft appropriate metrics and constantly evaluate all MEG programs, events, exhibits and offerings to find new and engaging ways of increasing Museum attendance, fulfilling the Museum’s mission, and enhancing the guest experience.
As a member of the Executive Leadership Team, provide innovative ideas and plans for how programs, sites, and historical interpretation will continue to advance the Museum’s mission through the use of dynamic, progressive, and evolving 21st century technologies, buildings, research, theatrical performances, and exhibits.
Organizational Culture and Leadership
Create a positive, guest-and-Museum-focused internal culture with efficient, transparent and effective processes, providing ample room for incorporating new ideas and encouraging professional and organizational growth.
Set, clearly communicate, and uphold benchmarks, standards of professionalism, performance, and progress for managers and their direct reports through both formal and informal review processes.
Create and ensure a safe, clean, organized, healthy, and productive workplace for all staff and volunteers.
The skills, knowledge, abilities and personal characteristics that are essential to this job are:·
· Possess the ability to communicate with emotional intelligence and skill to a wide range of guests and colleagues alike from different cultural and social backgrounds, varying ages, language skills, and physical abilities.
· Reliable and punctual.
· You must be fluent in English, with excellent speaking and writing skills.
· You must be able to work efficiently with attention to detail, without compromising the broader goals of the organization.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
· BA/BS in Non-Profit Management, Business Management, Entrepreneurship, Education, Educational Administration, Business Administration, History, English, Museum Studies or similar field required. (Advanced degree in one of these or a related field preferred but not required.)
· Minimum of ten years experience and verifiable success in management in a busy, fast-paced environment focused on providing an experience for the public; preferably at a museum, park, educational, or other arts/cultural non-profit organization
· Excellent planning, organizational, financial and administrative skills essential.
· Programmatic leadership and demonstrated success in creating educational and entertaining experiences for guests and audiences.
· Experience in a mentoring role.
· Excellent problem solving and conflict resolution abilities.
· Experience working with students, volunteers and interns is helpful.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT
The physical demands outlined here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to perform successfully the essential functions of the job. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those you’ll encounter while performing the essential functions of this job.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
· Possess some degree of dexterity.
· The work requires some strenuous activity necessitating good cardiovascular condition.
· Work sitting, standing, kneeling, or bent over, sometimes for extended periods of time.
· Should be capable of lifting and moving objects, sometimes in excess of 25 pounds.
· Should be able to drive or ride in vehicles for extended periods. Must have a valid driver’s license.
· The workplace is not climate controlled. Must be able to work in a variety of temperatures, as some of the work occurs outdoors in a variety of weather conditions (e.g. hot, humid, cold, rain, snow).
· Work may be performed in dusty and smoky environments, in poorly lit areas, near open fires, and in cramped and crowded places.
· The noise level in the workplace varies from quiet to loud.
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