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Gilmore Car Museum

Hickory Corners, MI

Curator

  • The Curator is responsible for exhibit development, presentation, management, intellectual integrity, security and care of the museum’s collection in concert with the Registrar and Collection specialists.
  • Works in partnership with the Museum’s Education Director to develop K-12 educational programing, adult programing and other programing for the community.
  • The Curator is also responsible for leadership of the museum’s library, archives and artifacts.

Education, Skills and Experience – Required

  • Bachelor’s degree in museum studies, public history, American history or related field
  • Five years relevant experience in a museum
  • Three to five years in supervisory capacity; or any equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Working knowledge of general philosophy, principles, and practices of history museums
  • Considerable knowledge of collections management, care, documentation, conservation, security, and risk management
  • Working knowledge of computer database systems and best practices of office management
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, visitors, volunteers, donors, collectors, professional colleagues and other members of the museum community
  • Ability to plan, organize, and implement complex filing and research systems, to multi-task and problem solve, excellent research skills, to work in a team-oriented environment and communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing

 

Please submit application, cover letter, resume and references to [email protected] with subject line Curator Position.

 

Western Reserve Historical Society

Cleveland, OH

Curator of Transportation

Position Title

Curator of Transportation

Reports To

Chief Curator

Supervision

Supervises subordinate staff, interns, and volunteers

Classification

This position is classified as full time, professional and is exempt from overtime compensation

COORDINATION:
1. Works closely with curatorial, registrarial, education, and exhibition staff at WRHS
2. Maintains liaison with professionals (academic and museum) in the areas of automotive, aviation, and transportation history.
3. Maintains liaison with special interest groups, organizations, associations, and collectors in the fields of automotive, aviation, and transportation history.

DUTIES:
1. Organizes and facilitates research into the history of automobiles and aviation of Cleveland and Northeast Ohio within the context of urban, social, and technological history.
2. Identifies and recommends historical artifacts and materials in automotive and aviation history for acquisition by WRHS. Surveys and analyzes materials held by the WRHS as well as materials held by other research facilities and also material held by private individuals, corporations, and institutions.
3. Creates and maintains records on the automotive and aviation collections, utilizing the WRHS computerized database, cataloging, and project management software. To this end gains working knowledge of the use of the computerized cataloging system put into place at WRHS, both in the museum and library.
4. Coordinates with the registrar the donation and lending of materials to and from WRHS for use in museum exhibits, programs, and publications.
5. Works in compliance with the stated conditions of the Crawford Trust which include:
a. Maintaining the size, quality and prominence of the Crawford Collection.
b. Maintaining, preserving and restoring the items in the collection that will ensure their ongoing historical and educational value.
6. In collaboration with WRHS collections, exhibition, and education staff takes the lead in developing exhibits and programming on the history of automobiles, aircraft, and related transportation technologies. Assists in the installation of exhibits and the delivery of programs.
7. Prepares oral, written, and visual historical lectures, essays, and summaries for use in exhibits and publications as well as public presentations, both internal and external to WRHS.
8. Serves as community liaison for the automotive and aviation collections at WRHS; serves as the spokesperson for the WRHS automotive and aviation collections by participation in professional conferences, meetings, and organizations.
8. Performs appropriate professional duties as assigned and requested by the Chief Curator.

QUALIFICATIONS:
1. B.A. & M.A in American History, History of Technology, Museum Studies, or related field.
2. Demonstrated knowledge of American social, cultural, and technological history, with a focus on the 19th-, 20th-, and 21st- centuries.
3. Minimum of three years of professional experience in a museum.
4. Demonstrated knowledge of online cataloging systems and web-based information-sharing technologies.
5. Demonstrated skills in budgeting and planning.
6. Demonstrated excellent writing, editing, and verbal communications skills.

Salary Range: $65,000 – $75,000 per year

If interested, please send a cover letter and resume to Jennifer Dukes, HR Manager at [email protected].

 

Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum

Indianapolis, IN

Director of Education

Position Title

Director of Education

Department

Curatorial/Education

Reports To

VP Curation and Education

Location

Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum, 4750 W. 16th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46222

FLSA Status

Full-Time, Exempt

Organization Summary:

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. While located within the track, the Museum is operated separately from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum brings to life the innovation, thrill, and cultural significance of motor racing at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Our vision for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum is to ignite curiosity, spark discovery, and embrace tradition.

Position Summary:

The Director of Education is responsible for providing creative and strategic leadership for all aspects of educational programming at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum (“Museum”). This is a newly created position.

This position requires an educator professional who works collaboratively to create programs that foster visitor engagement and support the Museum’s mission. Initially, the primary focus will be on programming for school-aged youth and families, but adult continued education is also vital to the Director of Education’s responsibilities. The Director of Education also shall work collaboratively with the Museum’s tour program staff on the educational content of tours. 

Specific Duties:

  • Developing, implementing, and evaluating dynamic and creative museum education programs that fit within and promote the Museum’s mission and vision for diverse audiences. The Director of Education consults with other Museum staff to assess needs, determine program feasibility, and gather substantive input for program development.
  • Manages the Museum’s relationships with leaders of schools, other nonprofit educational organizations, community groups, and businesses to develop appropriate education programs and promote the Museum’s programs. Work with outside consultants to design programs for K-12 school groups that consider and address key portions of the State of Indiana curriculum requirements and educational trends (STEM, STEAM).
  • Serves as the Museum’s liaison with the 500 Festival’s and Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s programs and builds and maintains mutually beneficial relationships with other cultural and education organizations in the community to enhance collaborative education programming.
  • Collaborates with development staff on identifying and applying for education program grants and working with individuals and companies whose top philanthropic priorities include education.
  • Works closely with the VP of Curation and Education and curatorial staff on education programming for exhibitions, including handouts, educators’ guides, and other content-driven programming.
  • Works with the VP of Advancement on education program publicity and developing printed and online education materials, including brochures, guides, worksheets, and flyers.
  • Develops and oversees departmental budget and monitors expenses.
  • Evaluate the educational programs and implement changes to improve program content, execution, inclusivity, and accessibility to enhance visitor experience for diverse audiences.
  • Assists curatorial staff with the training of museum hosts/docents/volunteers in educational and exhibition programming.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Education or Museum Studies, focusing on education programs or the substantial equivalent in other training or direct job experience.
  • Preferred content area within STEM/STEAM related fields.
  • At least four years’ classroom and/or museum education experience in K-12 education
  • Minimum two years experience managing, designing, and implementing programs in an educational setting, with a preference for direct museum experience in K-12 programs.
  • Extensive experience working collaboratively with a variety of people with different skills and abilities.
  • Uses technology to achieve desired results, such as MICROSOFT Office products (OUTLOOK, WORD, TEAMS, and EXCEL) and other software and hardware technology systems.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here represent those an employee encounters while performing the job’s essential functions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with a disability to perform the essential functions.

Submit Resume & Cover Letter: [email protected]

 

Seal Cove Auto Museum

Bar Harbor, ME

Executive Director

The Executive Director (ED) will report to the board of directors and have overall strategic and operational responsibility for the Seal Cove Auto Museum’s staff, programs, execution of the mission, and Strategic Plan.

General:

  • Provides resources and guidance to the Museum to ensure that all practices comply with professional standards and ethics.
  • Maintains a working relationship with the Richard Paine Jr Automobile Charitable Trust
  • Oversees collections care and planning in line with the Strategic Plan and best practices.
  • Develops and nurtures strategic solid partners among similar organizations and community members, benefiting all involved and raising the museum’s profile and support.
  • Nurtures relationships with Museum donors and stakeholders to ensure they are satisfied and understand the work of the Museum.
  • Works with the development team to steward and increase donors, sponsors, and annual gifts to ensure a healthy and balanced budget.
  • Develops all exhibits by researching, writing, and installing new exhibits and rotating curatorial responsibilities with guest curators and staff.
  • Provides public lectures and education programs to highlight the museum’s work and the collection’s unique nature.
  • Represents the Museum in community events and celebrations, leveraging the collection when appropriate to increase the Museum’s visibility off-site.
  • Understands the need to be a part of the Mount Desert Island Community.

Management:

  • Hires, supervises, motivates, and reviews the staff. Evaluate needs and structure staff accordingly.
  • Supports the staff, task forces, and committees in their work to fulfill the Strategic Plan.
  • Oversees the bookkeeper to pay all bills promptly.
  • Reviews and approves staff and volunteer work plans to ensure they align with resources and the Strategic Plan.
  • Reviews and approves all marketing, advertising, and development materials before

Financial:

  • Budgets, seeks sponsorships, and oversees events, including delegating to a staff leader for events to ensure leadership and accountability for each event.
  • Understands and implements strong business and finance practices to ensure income to the Museum.

 

Board of Directors interaction:

  • Develops and provides periodic reporting on budget, admissions, and other benchmarks for success.
  • Guides and supports the staff and Board committees in fulfilling the Strategic Plan through annual work plans tied to the budget.
  • Works with the board chair to develop meeting agendas and Board educational opportunities.

Qualifications:

  • The ED will thoroughly commit to the Seal Cove Auto Museum’s mission. All candidates should have proven leadership, coaching, and management experience.
  • Specific requirements include:
  • A bachelor’s degree or equivalent professional experience.
  • Demonstrated senior-level experience in a leadership role in a museum or non-profit setting, including grant writing, fundraising, and financial management.
  • A collaborative style in managing teams, including dedicated specialists and professionals as well as volunteers, and working with boards of directors, stakeholders, sponsors, and partners.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and comfort with public speaking and media interviews are required.
  • Skilled in networking at all levels, including donors, community leaders, and corporate officials.
  • Proficient in all typical computer applications and equipment and an understanding of new and emerging technologies is expected.
  • A knowledge of transportation history and brass-era automobiles is desirable but not required.

Salary Range:
The Museum offers competitive compensation commensurate with qualifications and experience.

How to Apply:
Please email your cover letter, salary requirement, references, and résumé explaining why you are the best candidate for this position to: [email protected] or mail to P.O. Box 106, Seal Cove, ME 04674. Please do not call or walk in. We will contact only those individuals whose qualifications match the position.

 

 Revs Institute

Naples, FL

Chief Executive

Revs Institute, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization located in Naples, Florida, requires an entrepreneurial and strategic chief executive to lead its development as the globe’s leading resource for research, programs, and education in the field of historical and meaningful automobiles. Acknowledged to possess one of the globe’s greatest automobile collections of 120 European and American cars that span 100 years as well as curating an equally comprehensive and globally significant body of archives, images, periodicals and books, Revs enjoys an impeccable global reputation, and is poised to become the thought leader and most useful resource for this multi-billion dollar, passion-driven, but underserved industry.

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About Revs Institute

Mission

Revs Institute advocates for the meaningful and historical automobile as a lasting human legacy by connecting the past to the present through objects, events, and practices. Supported by creative research that aspires to presenting authentic and faithful narratives, the institution will be a global resource for reconstructing, reactivating, contextualizing, and respecting the historical automobile as active matter.

Vision Statement

Revs Institute will be the most useful resource worldwide for the historical and meaningful car community. Through research-based programs, both virtual and actual, Revs Institute will address pain points and aspirational goals of the historical and meaningful car community through innovative contributions to practices, care, and use; to authenticity, originality, and intellectual/aesthetic contexts; history and effects of the automobile, and, finally, advocating to the public for the importance of the automobile as important cultural legacy.

What is Revs Institute?

Revs Institute is more than a car museum—it is a place to view the evolution of modernity through a different lens. Located in an 80,000 square foot facility, Revs is a working research and educational institution dedicated to the preservation, care, activation, and understanding of historically significant automobiles. Founded in 2008, the organization has an annual operating budget of $6.7 million with an endowment of $80 million and currently employs 29 staff and has more than 120 active volunteers. Recently named the top car museum in Florida and No. 5 in the world by Auto Trader, Revs houses one of the world’s great automobile collections consisting of more than 130 automobiles that have been curated for historic, aesthetic, technological, and societal significance. All cars are operational or capable of operation. They are presented to the public in museum galleries and around the world where they are shown, operated, and even raced in competition.

Revs Institute Operating Centers

Revs Institute has five operating departments, the museum, the archives and library, the conservation and maintenance operation, RevsEd, and a marketing and fundraising biennial conference, the Revs Institute Connoisseurship Symposium.

The Automobile Museum 

Automobiles are distributed among four themed galleries: Automobility: The Car and the Road; Vitesse: the High Performance Sports and Sports Racing Automobile; Revs: Racing Cars and Racing Men, the story of Grand Prix and Indianapolis Racing Cars; and Porsche: Driven to Excel, a vertical display of Porsche’s most important and iconic models from 1949 to 1971.

Revs Institute’s Library and Archives

The library and archives have the mission to be the most useful automotive research facility in the world. To that end, work is continuously underway, adding new materials, improving cataloging and metadata, and facilitating access to these collections. Holdings consist of more than 26,000 books—most of the available English language bibliography on automobiles. Periodicals represent one of the collection’s strongest holdings, with complete runs, many publications starting before 1900, in the major car-building languages: English, German, Italian and French. Automobilia, related ephemera, constitutes another archive of 130 collections. The library holds about 1.5 million photographs, of which 700,000 are searchable online at the Revs Digital Library. There is also an extensive film library of archival footage. Revs Institute Library and Archives is planning to form consortia with other research libraries to leverage its scope and breadth.

CH Motorcars

CH Motorcars is the Revs Institute subsidiary established to manage the automobiles in the collection. CH Motorcars is staffed with expert conservators, technicians, and support personnel.

RevsEd

RevsEd is a for-profit educational outreach program owned by Revs Institute designed for adult recreational learners. Students are introduced to the material world through working with their hands. Learning the fundamentals of operation and maintenance of the “old school” automobile is the focus of the experience. Designed as a series of fee-based programs that not only educate and entertain, but also build community and affiliation with Revs Institute, these classes are proving highly popular.

Revs Symposia

Revs Symposia are biennial conferences for the world’s leading collectors. These events offer insights into problems and opportunities in collecting, curation, conservation, operation and appreciation of important automobiles. Revs Institute has been offering symposia since 2000 to great acclaim. Leading collectors from around the globe experience 3.5 days of learning, sharing experiences, and networking, facilitated by leading historians, industry professionals, and notable experts. The symposia are fee-based programs that contribute materially to Revs Institute’s operating budget.

Who Visits Revs Institute?

Revs Institute’s visitors come from all 50 U.S. states and around the world. Most international visitors are Canadian and Western European. The museum enjoys a regular flow of major collectors, historical automobile industry VIPs, writers, and historians. The collection is interpreted for visitors by highly trained and expert docents. Indeed, Tripadvisor reports that the two-hour docent tours are a “must.”

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The Opportunity

Revs Institute, located in Naples, Florida, is an internationally recognized and respected thought leader and resource for research and innovation in the field of collecting, restoring, experiencing, and appreciating historical automobiles. The institute seeks an entrepreneurial and visionary chief executive to lead its development as the globe’s most useful resource for developing enhanced praxis (innovations in care and use protocols); supporting connoisseurship (the focus on originality, genuineness, and historical, social, aesthetic and technological value); preserving legacy (expanding the appreciation of the automobile as historical artifact and change agent for both good and ill); and informing society (educating the public, through media, events, and programs).

The chief executive will develop and oversee the institute’s strategic direction and implement its operating plan under the oversight of a visionary founder and an experienced board, expert staff, and a committed volunteer cadre. The chief executive will create partnerships with academic institutions and with business and industry focusing on leveraging Revs Institute’s resource base, intellectual property, and assets to further its ongoing mission. These initiatives will consist of both pain point relieving and ambition advancing programs that will benefit such stakeholders as the world’s top 200 collectors, automobile restorers or the transactional community of buyers and sellers.

Revs Institute’s chief executive will establish and maintain sound fiscal management through balanced budget, asset and revenue growth, and effective fundraising. The chief executive will create, lead, and direct through a working partnership with the Vice-President of Development the creation of an “A player” institutional advancement and development capability.

 Leadership Agenda

 Revs Institute—already  an internationally recognized leader for research and education in the field of automobile collecting,  restoring, experiences, and appreciating meaningful care—strives to become the global information network and hub supporting the meaningful car community. To achieve this and more, the new chief executive will undertake an ambitious agenda:

 Strategic Operation

  • Transition Revs Institute to administrative independence in one year, and to financial independence in three years.

 Top Talent

  • Build out the key management team with A players within one year. Emphasize development of team-based management through outstanding leadership and focused team building.
  • Recruit a board of advisors with members who have the competence, enthusiasm, energy, experience, and resources to add real value to both the institution and to management, and that can think strategically about Revs Institute’s central idea and mission. Also create affiliation groups to advance Revs Institute with relationships and support as well as serving as a “farm team” for the Board.

 Relationships and Partnerships

  • Develop consortia or partnerships with the academy, the automobile industry, nationally recognized museums, or other entities within the automotive domain.
  • Build an online volunteer cadre to support Revs activities internationally.
  • Cultivate relationships with all members of the meaningful-car community: museums, the academy, business and industry, collectors, craftsmen, enthusiasts, practitioners, and professionals working in the meaningulf-car area, as well as the interested public, heritage organizations and more.

 Program Development

  • Develop Revs Institute’s archives and research center in partnership with Revs Institute’s Director of Archives and Research Center to be the global “Most Useful” resource for historical materials, research support, and media through superior access, search protocols, and utility.
  • Create a Revs Fellows program focused on cross-disciplinary initiatives for academic and non-academic researchers.
  • Found an annual presentation of findings or a respected open access journal.

 Global Recognition

  • Establish Revs among the world’s top 5 digital resources through its portfolio of historical, instructional and entertainment media content.
  • Nurture and support Revs Institute as a respected and aspirational global brand in the historical and meaningful automobile space.
  • Within five years, achieve global recognition for historical automobiles as important cultural artifacts and human legacy.
  • Within three years, achieve AMA accreditation.

 The strongest candidate will have a combination of these abilities:

  1. The successful candidate should have the proven ability to collaborate across multiple constituencies in building and executing a strategic leadership vision; experience in developing, implementing, and executing a strategic planning initiative; and experience in developing innovative ideas and approaches to confront emerging issues.
  2. Action-oriented, mission-driven and results-motivated, the chief executive should possess the ability to unleash creativity in others; develop and nurture teams; and attract, hire and retain top talent.
  3. The successful candidate should have experience soliciting and engaging major donors as well as the ability to “sell” the institute and its mission.
  4. The successful candidate should possess outstanding oral and written communication, including excellent listening skills.
  5. The successful candidate should posses competence with IT and digital program creation and management.
  6. The new chief executive should have demonstrated experience successfully managing complex organizational operations, solid experience in financial management and planning, and accomplished synthesis and analysis of complex issues. The ideal candidate would have at least 10 years of senior executive experience.

 Qualities

  • Honesty, integrity, and openness.
  • Team player with under control ego.
  • High standards, detail oriented. Dissatisfied with the status quo.
  • High energy with strong work ethic.
  • Socially adept, enjoys people.
  • High IQ and EQ.
  • Adaptable and flexible.
  • Fun to be around, enthusiastic.

 Procedures for Application and Nomination

 Applications should include the following documents in PDF format:

  1. A detailed cover letter discussing the candidate’s interest in and qualifications for the position;
  2. A current curriculum vitae (CV); and
  3. A list of five professional references with contact information and the length and nature of relationship to the applicant. References will not be contacted without the permission of the candidate.

 The position is open until filled but only applications received by June 15, 2024, can be assured of full consideration. Kezar Consulting Group has been retained for this search. Nominations and applications should be sent to [email protected]. Nominators and prospective candidates may arrange a confidential discussion about this opportunity by emailing the above address.

For more information about Revs Institute, please visit revsinstitute.org.

Revs Institute is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

 

Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum

Birmingham, AL

Lead Conservator

Department: Conservation

Reports To: Executive Director

Salary: Commensurate with experience.

About Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum:

Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum is a renowned 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the history of motorsports and celebrating the art and science of motorcycle and automobile design. Our mission is to inspire and educate the public about the significance of the motorsports industry through an extensive collection of vintage motorcycles, automobiles, and related artifacts. We are committed to preserving and showcasing the heritage of motorsports for future generations.

Job Summary:

The Lead Conservator at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum plays a pivotal role in the preservation and maintenance of our extensive collection of vintage motorcycles, automobiles, and motorsports memorabilia. Reporting directly to the Executive Director, the Lead Conservator will oversee all aspects of conservation work, ensuring that the organization’s valuable artifacts are meticulously preserved, protected, and presented to the public in the best possible condition.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Conservation and Restoration:
    • Plan and execute conservation and restoration projects for the museum’s collection.
    • Assess the condition of artifacts, develop treatment plans, and implement conservation techniques to ensure long-term preservation.
    • Collaborate with curatorial and exhibition teams to prepare objects for display.
  • Documentation and Record-Keeping:
    • Maintain comprehensive records of conservation work performed on each artifact.
    • Document the condition, treatment process, and materials used for future reference.
    • Ensure that all conservation efforts align with the museum’s ethical and professional standards.
  • Collection Care:
    • Implement best practices for the handling, storage, and transportation of artifacts.
    • Supervise the installation of artifacts in exhibitions and galleries.
    • Advise on environmental conditions and security measures to protect the collection.
  • Research and Education:
    • Stay up-to-date with current conservation practices, research, and technologies.
    • Develop educational programs and materials to engage the public and museum staff in conservation awareness.
    • Participate in lectures, workshops, and training to promote the field of conservation.
  • Budget and Resource Management:
    • Manage the budget for conservation-related expenses, including materials and equipment.
    • Collaborate with the Executive Director to secure funding for conservation projects.
  • Team Leadership:
    • Supervise a team of conservators and technicians, providing guidance and training.
    • Foster a collaborative and productive work environment within the conservation department.
  • Compliance and Reporting:
    • Ensure compliance with relevant legal and ethical standards related to conservation and museum operations.
    • Prepare regular reports and updates for the Executive Director and board of directors.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in conservation or a related field.
  • Minimum of 5 years of professional experience in automotive conservation and restoration.
  • Knowledge of best practices, techniques, and technologies in conservation.
  • A deep appreciation for automotive history and a commitment to the museum’s mission.
  • Strong project management and leadership skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication.
  • Demonstrated commitment to the preservation of cultural heritage.

Physical Requirements:

  • Conservator conducts both administrative and hands-on mechanical work.
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs safely, climb ladders, and stand for long periods of time.
  • Ability to handle motorcycles and vehicles and maneuver them without damage.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates can apply online through our recruiting portal:

https://workforcenow.adp.com/

Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes candidates of all backgrounds to apply. We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

National Corvette Museum

Bowling Green, KY

Archivist & Records Manager

INCUMBENT:          Vacant
REPORTS TO:        Director of Collections

LOCATION:              Bowling Green, KY

STATUS:                  Full-time, Exempt

DATE:                        Open Until Filled

TO APPLY: Please submit a cover letter and resume to [email protected]

DESCRIPTION

The Archivist & Records Manager works alongside area managers within the Collections, Exhibits, and Education teams.  This position is ultimately responsible for the management of the makeup, development, and safekeeping of the National Corvette Museum’s (NCM) library (research center), and archival materials by following and implementing accepted archival professional standards and practices that will help the NCM strive toward its goal of American Alliance of Museum Accreditation.  This position supervises staff, directing the activities of the department under their supervision to fulfill the museum’s strategic objectives.  The Archivist & Records Manager also implements and recommends the operating policies and practices for the Library & Archives department, including ones pertaining to the acquisition, arrangement, description, and preservation processes.  This management role is responsible for balancing an interconnecting set of priorities, ranging from the digitization of the collection to keeping up to date with best practice innovation in the physical care and storage of archival collections. 

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Advise and create SOPs that guide significant decisions and strategic direction for the Library & Archive, and jointly implement NCM policies and activities.
  • Lead the library & archives. Supervise library and archives staff including interns and volunteers. Assist in the preparation of budgets and ensure that functions are carried out within the parameters of the budget.
  • Seek and recommend acquisitions for our archive and advise the director on issues requiring approval of the board collections committee.
  • Recommend incoming and outgoing loan requests of archival materials. Work closely with Registrars to ensure the appropriateness, safety, and condition of all loans.
  • Recommend new initiatives that fulfill the NCM’s mission and once approved, see them through to completion. Oversee other initiatives as assigned.
  • Supervise the planning, acquisition, safekeeping, and cataloging of archival records related to Corvette history while maintaining the highest standards of stewardship.
  • Provide recommendations for the collections’ growth, through acquisitions and gifts, and deaccessioning, as well as long-term planning and prioritizing for the collections team and conservation of archival items.
  • Provide reference services for both public and professional research inquiries.
  • Maintain working knowledge of, and compliance with, the highest ethical and legal standards related to organizational responsibilities, museum collections, and public accountability.
  • Plan and oversee digitization projects.
  • Assist with grant writing and reporting related to archival projects.
  • Responsibilities are not all-inclusive, additional duties may be assigned.

 

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree in library or archival sciences, museum studies, public history, or related area of study.  Master’s degree preferred. 
  • 2 to 3 years of relevant work experience in archives or library special collections.
  • Applied knowledge of professional archival principles, practices, and procedures.
  • Experience with collections management software, PastPerfect preferred.
  • Experience in automotive museums or archives preferred. 

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Strong knowledge of, and commitment to, non-profit archival ethical and legal standards as well as best practices.
  • Experience in archival research and knowledge of digitization and metadata cataloging standards, as well as copyright and licensing issues in archives.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to communicate complex concepts about history to a wide range of audiences.
  • Strong verbal, public speaking and presentation skills preferred.   
  • Ability to balance administrative, financial, and practical management duties.
  • Well-organized and self-directed individual who is a team player.
  • Strong work ethic and unquestioned personal and professional integrity.
  • High level of commitment to team and company values.
  • Strong attention to detail, establishing priorities and meeting deadlines.  
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills.
  • Ability to lift heavy boxes up to 40 lbs.
  • Willing to travel as needed.
  • Valid state driver’s license required.

      TO APPLY: Please submit a cover letter and resume to [email protected]

       

      National Corvette Museum

      Bowling Green, KY

      Director of Collections & Exhibitions

      INCUMBENT:          Vacant
      REPORTS TO:        President & CEO

      LOCATION:              Bowling Green, KY

      STATUS:                  Full-time, Exempt

      DATE:                        Open Until Filled

      TO APPLY: Please submit a cover letter and resume to [email protected]

      DESCRIPTION

      The Director of Collections & Exhibitions is a member of the key leadership team working alongside other members of the key leadership team.  This position aligns and directs the activities of exhibit and artifact registration, conservation, preparation, and installation to further the organizational mission of the museum.  This position is ultimately responsible for the management of the makeup, development, and safekeeping of the National Corvette Museum’s (NCM) collection of vehicles, artifacts, and library and archives materials by following and implementing accepted museum professional standards and practices.  Working closely with the museum curatorial team, this position guides, supervises, and mentors staff, directing the activities of the departments under their supervision to fulfill the museum’s strategic objectives.  The Director of Collections & Exhibitions also implements and enforces the collections department operating policies and practices, including ones pertaining to the acquisition, management, and accessioning and deaccessioning processes.  This leadership role is responsible for balancing a complex and interconnecting set of priorities, ranging from digitization of the collection to keeping up to date with best practice innovation in the physical care and storage of exhibits and artifacts. 

      The Collections and Exhibitions department is a team of 10 with 5 staff members reporting directly to the Director of Collections & Exhibitions.  The National Corvette Museum has over 75,000 items in its collection.

      ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

      • Collaborate with the President & CEO to conceive and shape a distinctive and dynamic exhibition program that advances the NCM’s visibility and reputation.
      • Serve on the leadership team, working collectively and individually to consider significant decisions and strategic direction for the institution, and jointly implement NCM policies and activities.
      • Lead the curatorial, registration/collections, library & archives, preservation, and exhibits teams.  Prepare operating budgets for same areas of responsibility and assure that functions are carried out within the parameters of budget.
      • Seek and recommend acquisitions. Lead the acquisition process internally and liaise with the board collections committee.
      • Collaborate with the President & CEO and development team to secure public and private contributions to fund special exhibitions.
      • Oversee and recommend loan requests. Work closely with curator, the registrars, and preservation technicians to ensure the appropriateness, safety, and condition of all loans.
      • Recommend new initiatives that fulfill the NCM’s mission and once approved, see them through to completion. Oversee other initiatives as assigned.
      • Supervise the planning, acquisition, safekeeping, and cataloguing of collections objects related to Corvette history while maintaining the highest standards of stewardship.
      • Oversee the research, development, placement, and design of museum exhibits, ensuring displays are aesthetically impressive and support an excellent visitor experience.
      • Manage administrative aspects of exhibitions, including preparation of contracts and exhibition inventories.
      • Provide direction for the collections’ growth, through acquisitions and gifts, and deaccessioning, as well as long-term planning and prioritizing for the collections team and conservation of collection items.
      • Field public and professional research inquiries.
      • Oversees the exhibition committee, collections committee, and content committee meetings and communication. 
      • Maintain working knowledge of, and compliance with, highest ethical and legal standards related to organizational responsibilities, museum collections, and public accountability.
      • Responsibilities are not all inclusive, additional duties may be assigned.

      EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE

      • Bachelor’s degree in museum studies, history, public history, or related area of study.  Master’s degree preferred. 
      • Seven to ten years of relevant work experience with a minimum of five years leading and managing museum projects, programs, and managing/mentoring others.
      • Applied knowledge of professional museum principles, practices, and procedures.
      • An understanding of visitor-centered approaches of content, development and interpretation – in exhibition gallery and in digital spaces. 
      • Experience in the automotive industry strongly preferred. 

      QUALIFICATIONS

      • Strong knowledge of, and commitment to, non-profit museum ethical and legal standards as well as best practices.
      • Advanced knowledge of, and experience in, museum curating research, and collection development.
      • Strong verbal and written communication skills, including ability to communicate complex concepts about history to a wide range of audiences.
      • Strong verbal, public speaking and presentation skills with the ability to be media ready on short notice.   
      • Ability to balance the creative and intellectual process of curation with administrative, financial, and practical management duties.
      • Well-organized and self-directed individual who is a team player.
      • Strong work ethic and unquestioned personal and professional integrity.
      • High level of commitment to team and company values.
      • Strong attention to detail, establishing priorities, and meeting deadlines.  
      • Excellent time management and organizational skills.
      • Willing to travel as needed.
      • Valid state driver’s license required.

        TO APPLY: Please submit a cover letter and resume to [email protected]

         

        MacAllister Machinery

        Indianapolis, Indiana

        Executive Assistant / Curator to the President

        Position Objective:

        The primary role of the Executive Assistant/Curator to the President is to enhance his effectiveness and productivity by exceptionally performing essential administrative duties and responsibilities while anticipating the ongoing needs of this top executive. Additionally, this position has a keen understanding of the President’s strategic agenda and independently ensure successful business outcomes. The Assistant acts on behalf of the President in defined areas by making decisions, forming recommendations, solving problems, interpreting policy, and following up to ensure deadlines are met.  Finally, the Assistant is charged with specific responsibilities for managing people, resources, and processes.

        The position also will play a critical role in serving as a curator in a museum/collection environment. The ability to track, research and organize items in a collection or exhibition is an essential are critical skill sets for this position.   

         Essential Position Duties:

        • Manage all correspondence, i.e., composition, dictation, letters, phone calls, making contacts, invitations, Contacts List, etc.
        • Planning, coordinating, and scheduling of meetings, appointments, calendars, events, activities, etc.
        • Manage travel activities- establish dates, make airline, hotel, restaurant, and rental car reservations. Keep corporate aircraft log.
        • Manage expenses– review, approve and assign appropriate account numbers to credit card bills, expense books and other invoices. Manage certain budget expense accounts.  Manage checkbooks, credit cards, trust accounts, etc.
        • Screen outside contact, i.e., incoming telephone calls, e- mail messages, surface mail and visitors. Protect the President’s valuable time while providing access or professional support when appropriate.
        • Follow up to ensure expected activities, results, arrangements, and actions are on schedule or complete. Proactively verify, remind, assist, push and facilitate to ensure assigned tasks are completed.
        • Assist in or complete assigned projects, e.g., data collection, analysis, summarization, reporting and recommendations. Defining, documenting, and improving business processes. Documentation of annual corporate business plans. Special projects as assigned. 
        • Able to act for the President by answering questions, scheduling time, responding to correspondence, asking questions, or gleaning information in a meeting. Identify and solve problems independently while keeping the President informed as needed. 
        • Manage confidential company and personal information, personnel files, manufacturer sales and service agreements, key corporate contracts and agreements, related entity records, checkbooks, expenses, and invoices.
        • Maintain corporate real estate records, leases, contracts, purchase agreements, deeds, title policies, blueprints, financial records, etc. Serve as the curator and librarian of all facility and real estate documents.
        • May be asked to perform supervisory responsibilities.
        • A Curator for research, verification, and document asset. Along with provenance, history, condition, and originality of a museum/collection of vintage automobiles.
        • Manage and maintain the physical and digital library, files, records, and information.
        • Update all inventory assets and documentation in history files.
        • Design and install displays. i.e., layout, lighting, fixtures, signage, select assets, supporting ephemera, etc.
        • Manage events: tours, open houses, guest visits, etc.
        • Assist in sourcing information, history parts, services, resources, etc.
        • Oversee improvements in the facility: i.e., lighting, fixtures, display construction, display electrical systems, etc.

        Position Requirements:

        Required

        • High school diploma or GED
        • 15+ years of work experience providing executive or staff level support.
        • A strong understanding of confidentiality and the ability to handle sensitive materials and conversations.
        • Excellent communication skills – verbal and written
        • Excellent administrative skills; 60+ words per minute, filing, dictation, proofreading.
        • Excellent composition skills, flawless grammar, spelling and punctuation.
        • Exceptional PC experience and skills, with a high degree of proficiency in Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.).
        • Excellent organizational, coordination and project management skills.
        • Self-motivated and highly productive- able to complete tasks independently, efficiently and with high quality.
        • Basic financial knowledge: can read an income statement and balance sheet, collect, summarize, and analyze trends, form conclusions, and make recommendations.
        • Ability to coordinate and book complicated international travel arrangements, flights, hotels, restaurants, rental cars, trains, appointments.
        • Manage shipping of goods and cargo overseas via surface and air freight, arrange carnets, customs clearance, collection, packing, consolidation, etc. 
        • 6 sigma Red Belt trained and proficient with Continual Process Improvement tools and techniques.
        • Notary Public
        • History and two years of curatorial experience or an equivalent education and experience.
        • An effective collaborator both within the department and in the larger collection environment, with a positive attitude that supports the departments and the museum goals.

        Preferred:

        • Bachelor’s degree in Business or related field
        • Ability to directly supervise people including hiring, motivating, directing, and developing skills and ability.

        The duties and responsibilities described here are not a comprehensive list, and the scope of the job may change as necessitated by business demands.

         MacAllister Machinery Co Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO)

        Individuals applying for this position should send a letter of interest and resume to:[email protected]

         

        Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum

        Pomona, California

        Executive Director

         

        Summary of Position

        The Board of Directors of the Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum seeks a strategic, entrepreneurial leader to guide the Museum through its next phase of growth. This is an opportunity to create real change in a museum, building upon significant strengths toward a more dynamic and sustainable future. The Executive Director will be responsible for initiating a strategic plan process that results in a new vision for the Museum, and in collaboration with the Board, prioritizing and implementing the strategic plan to achieve greater relevance and change in the visitor experience, revenue growth and diversification, and increased awareness outside of the racing community.

        About the Museum        

        The Museum is a small but vibrant attraction celebrating the history of hot rods and drag racing, car culture, and technological and esthetic advancements over the 75-year history of hot rods and racing in Southern California. The Museum was born from the efforts of the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA), which is one of the larger motorsports sanctioning organizations in the world, and a group of long-time NHRA staff members led by NHRA founder Wally Parks. The Museum founders envisioned a place that would celebrate the growing interest in the evolution of hot rods, hot rod customization, and drag racing while preserving and making available the history of racing for all to see and experience.

        Today, the Museum’s mission is to celebrate the impact of motorsports on American culture. The Museum collects, preserves, exhibits, and interprets the vehicles, stories, and artifacts that represent America’s affection for, and the influence of, automotive speed and style in all its forms. The collection includes dragsters, land speed vehicles, race cars, customs, hot rods, and other one-of-a-kind vehicles.

        Although founded by the NHRA, the Museum has been a separate non-profit organization with its own governing Board of Directors since 1998, the same year the Museum opened to the public. The Museum is located in a historic 28,500 square foot Art Deco exposition building on the grounds of the Los Angeles County Fairplex, which is also home to Auto Club Raceway at Pomona and the birthplace of organized drag racing in Southern California.

        The Museum has an annual operating budget of $1.5 million and employs 3 full-time and 5 part-time paid staff. Attendance is approximately 30,000 per year. Museum revenues are derived from contributed and earned sources, but the majority of revenues are derived from two major annual hot rod reunion events. The NHRA continues to provide in-kind services and support to the Museum through a range of administrative support.

        About Pomona and the L.A. County Region

        Pomona is a city of 150,000 people located 30 miles east of downtown Los Angeles, between the Inland Empire and San Gabriel Valley. Pomona enjoys the proximity to other L.A.-region communities, exceptional sports, culture, and entertainment, and beautiful weather year-round.

        Formerly rich agricultural land where citrus, olive, and grape farms flourished throughout the 1800s and in the 20th century, today Pomona comprises many adjacent thriving communities. The Museum is located in North Pomona, a community with quiet neighborhoods and a historic downtown area.

        The L.A. County region, with its large, diverse population, thriving entertainment industries, expansive cultural offerings, great museums, major universities, outdoor recreation amenities, and exceptional weather, offer abundant opportunities for lifestyle choices. The communities within an easy drive of the Museum offer quiet, small-town living away from the metropolitan center.

        Though the L.A. County region is more expensive than other parts of the country, the Greater Pomona area comprises many neighboring cities such as La Verne, Glendora, San Dimas, and Claremont, only minutes from each other and from the Museum that offer affordable property covering a wide range of prices and lifestyles, as well as excellent public and private schools. This region is home to the elite Webb School in Claremont, grades 9-12; California State Polytechnic University, Pomona; the (7) Claremont Colleges; and Azusa Pacific University.  The locale is about an hour away from beaches, mountains, and deserts.

        Responsibilities               

        The Executive Director reports to the Museum Board of Directors and has full authority and responsibility as the chief executive officer of the Museum. Responsibilities include:

        • Providing visionary leadership and strong administrative oversight of all aspects of Museum operations
        • Leading the staff, Board, and stakeholders in the development and implementation of a strategic plan to establish a future vision and priorities for the Museum
        • Shaping the direction of Museum exhibits and programs, and ensuring they reflect the evolving needs and expectations of target audiences
        • Growing and diversifying revenues by working with Board and staff to build a robust fundraising program and maximizing existing earned income opportunities and developing new sources
        • Managing and growing the annual operating budget to effectively support the Museum’s vision; managing the Museum in a fiscally responsible manner
        • Providing direction, mentorship, and leadership to the Museum staff in support of the organization’s mission, vision, and goals; ensuring a supportive work environment
        • Working closely with the Board of Directors, communicating with full transparency, and maintaining strong working relationships with Board members
        • Continuing and nurturing a productive partnership with NHRA leadership and staff
        • Providing a high degree of visibility in the community, strengthening community relationships, and serving as chief spokesperson for the Museum
        • Enhancing the Museum marketing program to raise awareness and grow audiences
        • Collaborating with Museum staff to maintain American Alliance of Museums (AAM) standards and prepare for potential accreditation in the future

        Ideal Candidate Characteristics       

        The ideal candidate will possess the following:

        • Enthusiasm for the Museum’s mission and an appreciation for motorsports
        • Proven track record of leadership abilities, a high level of initiative, and creative and flexible problem-solving skills
        • Entrepreneurial spirit, including the capacity to develop innovative strategies for programming, audience-building, and income generation
        • Record of success in financial management, fundraising, community relations, marketing, and Board development
        • Ability to motivate, direct, and mentor staff
        • An open and transparent communication style that keeps the staff and Board informed on relevant issues in real time
        • Capability to develop and maintain positive relationships with collaborating partners and other community constituents
        • Knowledge of museum practices and standards, and familiarity with AAM’s accreditation process
        • A strong work ethic, good sense of humor, high energy level, and strong commitment to teamwork

        Experience/Education

        A minimum four years of leadership and management experience in progressively more responsible positions in a nonprofit or museum setting. Possession of a Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required; a Master’s degree in a related field is preferred.

        The Museum is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States.

        Compensation

        The Museum offers competitive compensation commensurate with qualifications and experience.

         

        Application Procedure

        Individuals applying for this position should send a letter of interest and resume to:

        Museum Management Consultants, Inc.

        [email protected]

        Position is open until filled

        Auburn, Cord, Duesenberg Automobile Museum

        Auburn, IN

        COLLECTIONS MANAGER

        JOB SUMMARY:

        Registration:

        Creates and maintains all aspects of registration records (hard and electronic) for all collections (automobiles, small artifacts, and archives) including accessioning, deaccessioning, lending, borrowing, inventory, insurance reporting, and condition reporting.

        Exhibition:

        Assists in innovative methods to display and market the Museum’s collection to appeal to a cross-section of the general public. Leads periodic exhibition efforts in conjunction with others designing and constructing new exhibits, galleries, and other physical content.

        Participates as a team to create the museum’s interpretive vision for exhibits, galleries, and educational programming including research, writing, and editing as it pertains to signage, images, objects, and other pertinent materials. Produces and maintains signage for all aspects of museum program-related activities.

        JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

        • Maintains complete and accurate collections database providing for all necessary report functions.
        • Supervises and maintains the integrity of the collection database through photography, nomenclature, and consistency including developing and maintaining manuals for data entry.
        • Produces and maintains complete, accurate, and always-current collection files located in the archive holding room and main administrative area. Files include annual curatorial registry, artifact data sheets, condition reports including photography, location reports, loan, gift, and all other permanent records.
        • Creates forms and reports associated with these operations and procedures.
        • Takes image orders and archive requests from PastPerfect Online, creates forms associated with these requests such as use agreements and order forms.
        • Respond to inquiries from the general public, scholars, and institutions regarding specific objects of collection.
        • Responsible for implementation and completion of major finite curatorial projects within a specific time frame.
          • Implements the Digitization and Access project
            • Digitizing museum archives, uploading records to PastPerfect Online, maintaining project progress, works with interns and volunteers on the project
          • Digital exhibits
            • Creation and implementation of digital exhibits through PastPerfect Virtual Exhibit and exhibit software
          • May supervise several subordinates including volunteers, interns, and paid staff with approval.
          • Projects to be prioritized and assigned by Curator and Executive Director & CEO. Project priorities may be dictated by grant funding.
          • In conjunction with Curator, plans ongoing and frequently changing exhibitions that appeal to a cross-section of the general public and creates innovative methods to display collections.
          • Actively participates in the marketing, public relations, and communications related to the Museum including external events and shows, which promote the Museum and its collection.
          • One of three trained, authorized, and responsible staff members of which at least one must be present whenever a collection automobile is moved.
          • One of three trained, authorized, and responsible staff members to drive collection vehicles.
          • Maintains established programs.
          • Produces and maintains interpretive and educational signage for all aspects of museum programs and activities.
          • Actively supports museum fundraising activities and events.
          • One of three trained, authorized, and responsible staff members on security emergency call-in list.
          • Performs many miscellaneous duties and obligations as assigned.

        SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

        • Responsibilities include training volunteers, interns, and staff by planning, assigning, and directing work.

        QUALIFICATIONS:

        • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree (Master’s Degree preferred) in Museum Studies, History, Automotive Technology, or related field of study.
        • Museum (or equivalent) experience in handling historic objects including vehicles appropriately.
        • Knowledge of museum methods, technologies, standards, practices, procedures, and ethics, and a desire to adhere to current museum policies and best practices.
        • Organizational skills and attention to detail, ability to communicate ideas effectively, to prioritize work and meet deadlines, to work independently and in a team, and to manage several projects simultaneously.

        Job Type: Full-time

        Education:

        • Bachelors (Required)

        License:

        • Driver’s license (required)

        To Apply:

        • Interested applications should e-mail their cover letter and resume to [email protected]. Please, no phone calls.
        NAAM

        National Association of Automobile Museums
        P.O. Box 50702
        Bowling Green, KY 42102
        (502) 219-4807
        [email protected]

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