Nominations open for MAMA Awards for achievement in Museums or Archives

Each year, MAMA will make one award for achievement in museums or archives. The award is open to staff and volunteers who work in museums and archives in the state of Missouri, or to archives and museums in the state of Missouri.

Museum award for:
• Individuals involved in a museum project that best serves its community through exhibits or
programs.

Archives award for:
• Individuals involved in an archives project that achieves excellence in making records or
documents available to the public, or
• Individuals involved in an archive project that preserves an important endangered collection

Any current MAMA member can nominate an individual for the award. Deadline for nominations will be September 1. Awards will be given at the MAMA annual meeting each October.

To nominate yourself or a colleague, please Download the MAMA award nomination cover sheet.

Nominations open for MAMA Awards for achievement in Museums or Archives

Each year, MAMA will make one award for achievement in museums or archives. The award is open to staff and volunteers who work in museums and archives in the state of Missouri, or to archives and museums in the state of Missouri.

Museum award for:
• Individuals involved in a museum project that best serves its community through exhibits or
programs.

Archives award for:
• Individuals involved in an archives project that achieves excellence in making records or
documents available to the public, or
• Individuals involved in an archive project that preserves an important endangered collection

Any current MAMA member can nominate an individual for the award. Deadline for nominations will be August 1. Awards will be given at the MAMA annual meeting each October.

To nominate yourself or a colleague, please Download the MAMA award nomination cover sheet.

Call for Proposals – MAMA Annual Meeting

Annual Meeting

Preserve.  Innovate.  Connect.

MAMA Annual Meeting

October 21-22, 2016

St. Joseph, MO

 A joint conference of the Missouri Association for Museums and Archives and the Missouri Humanities Council

Call for Proposals
Session proposal submission deadline – July 1st

This year the theme of our Annual Conference will be Preserve. Innovate. Connect. This conference, held in historic St. Joseph, Missouri, will explore the ways Missouri’s museums and archives are serving and reaching out to their audiences through preservation and exhibition. We would like to hear from you!

Individuals from the museums/archives and related supporting communities who would like to present at this dynamic and friendly conference are invited to submit proposals. Each session proposal should in some way touch on the themes of preservation, innovation, and/or connecting with audiences.

We encourage you to seek out people from other institutions to collaborate on a panel. Possible session
topics include, but are not limited to: merging cultures, community and partnership building, conservation / preservation, educational programs, excellence in exhibit design, and evaluation.

Sessions may be 30 or 60 minutes.

Attendees are welcome to begin exploring St. Joseph Thursday, October 20th. Conference attendees who wish to explore Northwest Missouri will receive free passes to our member museums for Thursday through Sunday. Join us for a tour of the St. Joseph Museums, including the Glore Psychiatric Museum at 3406 Frederick Avenue Friday at 10:30 am. An opening luncheon reception will be hosted at the Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art beginning at 11:30. Please RSVP. After a morning exploring, sessions will begin on Friday, October 21st, at the Remington Nature Center at 1:00 in the afternoon. Conference attendees will get an exclusive showing of the innovative living history production “Voices of Mt. Mora: Cemetery Tours,” which will begin at the Wyeth-Tootle Mansion at 5:30. Afterwards, explore downtown St. Joseph, but don’t stay out too late! Sessions resume at 9:00 am at the Pony Express Museum. Lunch will be at noon, followed by the Keynote Speaker at 1:00 on Saturday. 

The deadline for submission is Wednesday, July 1st, 2016. We invite individuals to submit proposals electronically to Sara Wilson at: sara@stjosephmuseum.org. (Proposals may also be sent by mail to MAMA, P.O. Box 533, Jefferson City, MO 65102.)

Proposals should include:
Name, Institution/Organization/Company, Address, Phone, Email
Title of Proposed Session
Presenter’s Names / Affiliations
Description of Session:
How long is your presentation? (30 minutes [usually for a single person] or 60 minutes [for a panel])

Download Call for Proposals 2016

Call For Papers – A Confluence of Cultures: US-Native American Relations in the 19th Century

A CONFLUENCE OF CULTURES:

U.S.-NATIVE AMERICAN RELATIONS IN THE 19TH CENTURY

The Department of History and Geography at Lindenwood University, St. Charles, Missouri, will host a conference on October 10, 2015, to help commemorate the 200th anniversary of treaties signed at Portage des Sioux in 1815. The conference, held in conjunction with other events being organized by the Portage 200 Committee, solicits papers from scholars and writers nationally. Some papers may be published in the Fall/Winter 2015 of The Confluence, Lindenwood’s award-winning regional studies journal.

The treaties signed at Portage des Sioux ended the War of 1812 between the United States and eleven western tribes allied with Great Britain. Missouri territorial governor William Clark was the chief emissary for the United States government as the treaties were signed between July and September 1815. The terms of the treaties established American dominion over the western tribes and opened the door for American expansion into Native American lands in the West—first in places like present-day Iowa, Minnesota, and the Dakotas, but later across the continent. The treaties exacerbated U.S. relations with the Sauk Indians, leading to Black Hawk’s War, and were an early turning point in U.S.-Native American relations that ultimately led to inter-cultural violence throughout much of the 19th century.

The department solicits papers from faculty, students, and independent scholars in a variety of academic disciplines, including history, public history, anthropology, archaeology, art history, and Native American studies. Proposals may focus on the Portage des Sioux treaties or on the much broader theme of U.S.-Native American relations throughout the 19th century. The program committee will accept proposals for individual papers, paired papers, and complete sessions.

The conference’s keynote speaker will be Professor Stephen Aron, chair of the History Department at UCLA and author ofAmerican Confluence: The Missouri Frontier from Borderland to Border State (2006).

Those interested in presenting their work at this conference should submit a title and an abstract (300-500 words) as a pdf file by March 15, 2015, to

Dr. Steven P. Gietschier, sgietschier@lindenwood.edu

Speakers should plan on twenty minutes for each presentation. We are also looking for individuals to serve as chairs for each session and as commentators on the papers.

Local arrangements to follow.

Executive Director position open at American Jazz Museum – Kansas City, MO

Job: Executive Director

Job TitleExecutive Director
LocationAmerican Jazz Museum – Kansas City, MO
Job Information

The Opportunity

Opening in 1997 as the anchor to Kansas City’s 18th & Vine District Redevelopment, the future is bright as American Jazz Museum prepares to celebrate 20 years as the only cultural institution in the world focused solely on the preservation, exhibition and advancement of jazz. 

Our mission:  To celebrate and exhibit the experience of jazz as an original American art form through performance, exhibition, education, and research at one of the country’s jazz crossroads – 18th & Vine.

AJM seeks an energetic, visionary and collaborative leader to serve as Executive Director.

Celebrating jazz legends like Charlie “Yardbird” Parker, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald and Jay MacShann, to living greats like the Marsalis family, Chuck Mangione and Pat Metheny, AJM is more than a single-site visitor destination.   AJM is a multi-faceted organization that allows children and adults, alike, to learn and experience jazz and American jazz heritage through the Museum’s Blue Room, Swing Shop, Changing Gallery and the historic Gem Theater.  These features generate earned income beyond the museum’s membership, sponsorship and donor programs.

Operating with a budget of approximately $2 million, a staff of 25 full- and part-time associates and a large corps of volunteers, AJM partners with more than 150 organizations to carry out our mission and programs.  AJM has been a Smithsonian affiliate since 2000.  It’s neighbor, the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum is an independent 501 ( c )( 3 ) housed in the AJM complex.

Our new executive director will inherit an organization on solid financial footing, with annual visitorship of around 40,000 and a full calendar of exhibits, performances and special events.  AJM relies on a mix of earned income, subsidies from the City of Kansas City, and private fundraising to supplement membership support. 

Our new leader will capitalize on synergies created around a resurgence of interest and economic development in Kansas City’s Power & Light and Crossroads neighborhoods. These include plans for creating a downtown campus for the University of Missouri-Kansas City’s Conservatory of Music, a connector line to 18th & Vine once the city’s new street cars are running in 2016, and an initiative by U.S. Congressman Emanuel Cleaver to transfer back to the city some of the properties in the District to serve as a foundation for a new master plan.  In all, city leaders estimate a $140 million investment in 18th & Vine and the surrounding neighborhoods.

 

Accountabilities:

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will have chief responsibility for all aspects of AJM operations, program, financial performance, fund development, and the customer experience. 

More specifically, the Executive Director will be accountable for:

  • Strategic vision and management of the mission. Working with a 14-person Board on a three-year strategic plan and development of measurable goals to bring the vision to life for all aspects of the AJM brand.
  • Positive engagement and presence within the community – at the city, state and national levels (e.g., civic and community leaders, Board, City of Kansas City, neighborhood groups and 18th & Vine tenants, Kansas City Convention & Visitors Association, the Arts Council and fellow arts organizations, the Smithsonian, peers and others nationally that support Jazz and Jazz Heritage, and current and future stakeholders). The Executive Director will provide leadership in developing and executing strategies to drive strong community, partner and donor relations.
  • Delivering quality, diverse Jazz, educational and outreach programming, ensuring a superb customer experience in all aspects of the AJM brand.
  • Financial health and success in all areas of the business: fundraising, sustainable growth via member and customer development for the performance venues and rentals; optimal pricing strategies; revenue optimization and expense control; and balance sheet management. The Executive Director will demonstrate responsible stewardship of the historic venue and its value as a chief asset in the region.
  • Staff leadership and development. Foster a strong, positive, empowered and progressive culture.

Requirements for the Position:

  • A minimum of 10 years’ progressively responsible experience in business, general nonprofit, or the cultural or performing arts, with a proven track record at a senior leadership level. A working knowledge of nonprofit fundraising, programs and boardsmanship.  Knowledge of cultural arts patronage/audience development a plus.
  • An interest in Jazz, American history, and the African-American experience.
  • Willing and able to work flexible hours which will include evenings and weekends.
  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s or other advanced degree is desired.

Desired Attributes: 

  • A dynamic leader with sound business experience, financial acumen and outstanding communication skills.
  • A collaborative presence, able to lead by example by motivating, inspiring, and building consensus among the staff, Board, and other key stakeholders.
  • A civic presence, able to cultivate and interact with the Board, donors and members, the City, state and federal representatives, neighborhood groups and peer arts and culture organizations, and others whose support is vital to the brand.
  • A strategic, creative thinker with an entrepreneurial instinct that anticipates AJM’s future needs and opportunities. S/he will exhibit energy, political sophistication, and dedication in delivering results.

Application procedures and deadlines:

Open until filled; however, applications received prior to October 1 will receive priority consideration.   Complete applications will be acknowledged by return e-mail within one week of submission.

Apply via email to:   AJMExecutiveDirector@hcapsearch.com . Include in Word and PDF format:

  • Letter of application that addresses your interest in this position and highlights what you would bring to this position
  • Resume
  • Five professional references we may contact

Questions may be directed to:       

            Laura McCray, Vice President/Search Consultant

            lmccray@hcapsearch.com

            913-558-1713

 

The American Jazz Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

ABOUT THE AMERICAN JAZZ MUSEUM

Opening in 1997 as the anchor to Kansas City’s 18th & Vine District Redevelopment,  the  mission of the American Jazz Museum is to celebrate and exhibit the experience of jazz as an original American art form through performance, exhibition, education, and research at one of the country’s jazz crossroads – 18th & Vine.

Operating with a budget of approximately $2 million, a staff of 25 full- and part-time associates and a large corps of volunteers, AJM is the only museum in the world solely focused on the preservation, exhibition and advancement of jazz music.  More than a single-site visitor destination, AJM is a multi-faceted organization that allows children and adults, alike, to learn and experience jazz and American jazz heritage through the Museum’s Blue Room, Swing Shop, Changing Gallery and the historic Gem Theater.  AJM has garnered numerous awards and recognition, including repeated recognition by Downbeat Magazine and the Kansas City Convention and Visitors Association, for Top 100 Jazz Clubs in the World, Best Jazz Club, and Best Jazz Festival. 

Two Part-Time Museum Assistant Positions open at Powers Museum – Carthage, MO

PART-TIME MUSEUM ASSISTANTS

Powers Museum is seeking resumes and letters of interest from potential candidates for two part-time positions at the Powers Museum. Training period to begin in early March prior to public re-opening of the museum March 28, 2015.

Deadline to submit materials is February 12 (midnight CST).

Positions require Saturday work (every other week April-early Nov.), alternate monthly Sunday afternoon program/open house (April-Nov.1), and one off-site evening program per month (April-October).

These positions will be the face of the Powers Museum after the retirement of its long-time Director (who will be volunteering for special projects and coordinating on-going collections management work on a part-time basis). During this transition period, ideal candidates must be flexible and understanding as the board of this non-profit, educational museum works through this organizational change.

 Museum Assistant Job Description: Special Projects Assistant

Museum Assistant Job Description: Receptionist/Assistant

 

NOTE: Hours of the two positions will NOT be combined into one position. New hires subject to background check.

 

Instructions to Apply for either Job

1. Email resume with three professional references and two personal references (phone AND email contact information for references).

2. Attach above item (resume) in an email with narrative stating which position you are interested in and how you are qualified to perform the duties as outlined in the job description.

3. Also answer the following questions in your email.

A) In your opinion, if a tourist visiting the museum asked you if they could only visit one other Carthage MO attraction, what would you suggest to them and why.

B) If a visitor commented that his/her great-grandmother used to live in Carthage and asked if he/she could find out where that might have been, what resource(s) at the museum would you use to assist visitor in finding that information.

C) State if you are available during late afternoons (after 4pm) or early evenings (prior to 8 pm) and/or Saturdays for interviews once candidates have been narrowed down. Anticipated interviews would be done prior to or on February 28. Training would begin March 12.

Responses need not be lengthy; be succinct and to the point.

If anyone needs to mail hard copies instead of sending email, please send to PO Box 593, Carthage MO 64836.

Should your email application not be acknowledged within two days of your sending, please email again or call 417-237-0456 and leave a message.  Your call will be returned.

EMAIL to:  museuminfo@powersmuseum.com

Museum Curator Position open at Top of the Rock

Museum Curator for Bass Pro Shops-Top of the Rock Museum

 

This position’s most important responsibility is to create an engaging and exciting experience in the museum. The Curator is in charge of a managing the artifacts and exhibits and building up collections; often in specialty areas. The Curator will develop ways in which objects, archives and artworks can be interpreted, through exhibitions, publications, events and audio-visual presentations. This position will oversee purchasing exhibits, organizing exhibitions, arranging restoration of artifacts, organizing loans, identification and recording of items and dealing with enquiries. All these tasks require curators to work with other colleagues in conservation, education, design and marketing departments. In addition, he/she may conduct research and may lecture on findings or ongoing activities.

 

To View Full Job Description and Apply Click On The Following Link:

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Museum Curator position open at Top of the Rock

Museum Curator for Bass Pro Shops-Top of the Rock Museum

 

This position’s most important responsibility is to create an engaging and exciting experience in the museum. The Curator is in charge of a managing the artifacts and exhibits and building up collections; often in specialty areas. The Curator will develop ways in which objects, archives and artworks can be interpreted, through exhibitions, publications, events and audio-visual presentations. This position will oversee purchasing exhibits, organizing exhibitions, arranging restoration of artifacts, organizing loans, identification and recording of items and dealing with enquiries. All these tasks require curators to work with other colleagues in conservation, education, design and marketing departments. In addition, he/she may conduct research and may lecture on findings or ongoing activities.

 

To View Full Job Description and Apply Click On The Following Link:

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Asst. Director/Museum Curator Coordinator, Missouri State Museum, Jefferson City

Job TitleAsst. Director/Museum Curator Coordinator
LocationJefferson City, MO
Job Information

 MISSOURI DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES

*****JOB POSTING*****

 

Vacancy Title:                                     Museum Curator Coordinator (working title:  Assistant Museum Director)

Position Number:                                 7010523

Division:                                              Missouri State Parks

Specific Work Location:                      Missouri State Museum, Jefferson City, Mo.

Rate of Pay:                                         $1,794.00 to $1,863.00

Shift:                                                    5 Eight Hours Days per Week

Days Off:                                            Saturday and Sunday

  

The Museum Curator Coordinator (Assistant Museum Director) is responsible for the management of two historic buildings as well as monitoring the Riverside Collections Facility and exhibits in the capitol galleries of the Missouri State Museum. Serves as liaison for two volunteer groups.  Helps curators of exhibits and collections with projects, supervises three fulltime staff members and all seasonal assistant curators and interns.  The Museum Curator Coordinator (Assistant Museum Director) must develop a good working knowledge of capitol to give tours and presentations and must understand retail system and money handling procedures.  Applicant must meet the qualifications of a Museum Curator Coordinator under the State of Missouri Merit system.  Please see the below link to the job specifications at http://content.oa.mo.gov/personnel/classification-specifications/1208.  The Missouri Department of Natural Resources is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  For more information about Missouri State Parks and the Missouri State Museum, please visit our website at http://mostateparks.com/park/missouri-state-museum.

CONTACT INFORMATION

 

For information or questions about this position, contact John Cunning, (573)522-1979.  For general information or application procedures call Margaret Neumann, DNR/DAS, Human Resources Program at (573)522-2078 or email margaret.neumann@dnr.mo.gov.

Anyone interested in applying must get on the Missouri Merit register for the position which will be open for the next 4 weeks.  Here is a link to information about the register and the EASE application http://content.oa.mo.gov/personnel/information-job-applicants

 






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Executive Director, National Churchill Museum

Job TitleExecutive Director
LocationFulton, MO
Job Information

Position Description:
Executive Director, National Churchill Museum
At Westminster College, Fulton, MO

Summary:
The Executive Director reports to the President, Westminster College, and serves as the leader of the National Churchill Museum and is solely responsible for supervising all aspects of the Museum’s operation, to include: leadership, mission, vision, strategic planning, management, finance and budgeting, fundraising, facilities maintenance, retail operations, special activities, and programs, including the College’s Museum Studies Program. The Executive Director, National Churchill Museum, also serves on the Westminster College cabinet and provides appropriate advice, representation and support to the President and to several committees and subcommittees of Westminster College and its Board of Trustees. The Executive Director will work closely with the College cabinet to advance the educational goals of the College, to actively support development and fundraising activities of the Museum and College, to ensure financial and budget activities of the Museum are coordinated with the college, and to support college programs. The Executive Director will also hold the position of Sandra L. and Monroe E. Trout Endowed Professor of Churchill Studies and will be expected to teach at least one course each year.

Required Qualifications:
JOB REQUIREMENTS: •Education: An advanced degree in Modern History or a discipline related to Anglo-American Studies suitable for an endowed professorship; an earned doctorate is preferred. •Experience: A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in leadership and management, strategic planning, budgeting, fundraising, and marketing of not-for-profit museums and/or historic sites, or institutes in a closely related field. Experience in higher education and a record of publications and scholarship suitable to an endowed professorship. Knowledge of relevant organizations and bodies in the United Kingdom, given the aims and intentions of the Museum, is also significant. •Skills: Strong leadership, organizational, interpersonal and communications skills are required. -Strong business and financial management skills—planning, programming, budgeting—are required. -Must possess strategic planning, fundraising, and marketing skills. -Must have ability to interact with all constituencies of the College (internal and external). -Must have ability to manage multiple projects at the same time. -Must have ability to communicate with and comfortably interact with the media. SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Direct oversight and supervision of the following positions: -Assistant Director, Archivist/Curator-Archivist, Director of Development, Eucation and Public Programs Coordinator, Museum Store and Front Desk Manager, Administrative Assistant

For full position description:
http://www.westminster-mo.edu/explore/offices/business/hr/jobs/Pages/ProfessionalStaff.aspx
Contact:  Lisa Reffert, Director of Human Resources, Westminster College 573-592-5226





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