Employment

The Bruce Museum is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.

Current Employment Openings:

Development Assistant

Director of Marketing and Communications

Event Rentals Manager

Registrar 


Development Assistant

The Bruce Museum seeks a FT staff member to support the administrative functions of the Development Department, reporting to the Associate Director of Development.

Responsibilities:

Enter all donations into the database and acknowledge in a timely manner

Write donor correspondence

Maintain filing system

Organize mailings

Produce weekly reports

Assist department colleagues

Work events, benefits, openings (some of which take place evenings and weekends)

Assist with Annual Report

Organize Development Committee meetings and prepare minutes

Occasional weekend and evening work, as needed.

Requirements:

Excellent computer proficiency for data entry, mail merge, list management, and invitation design

Software: Altru and/or Raiser’s Edge experience preferred; Windows, Excel

Ability to work efficiently and professionally as part of a high-paced team, as well as with donors and volunteer leaders

Discretion is paramount

Flexibility for change in immediate priorities

Organization, attention to detail, and ability to prioritize many tasks.

Excellent written and verbal skills.

Bachelor’s degree.

Compensation:

$37,000-$43,000 per annum (commensurate with experience). Full benefit coverage includes medical, dental, 401K plan, and paid time off.

To apply: resume and cover letter to: development@brucemuseum.org; fax (203) 869-0963; mail: Development Department, Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Drive, Greenwich CT 06830. No phone calls, please.


Director of Marketing and Communications

The Bruce Museum, Greenwich, CT, seeks a Director of Marketing and Communications to join its growing team during an exciting time of transition.

A world-class community-based art and science institution, the Bruce has embarked on a transformative expansion and renovation, adding new galleries and inventive public spaces to educate, entertain, challenge, and delight. Currently, under construction, the expanded “New Bruce” will have, for the first time in its nearly 110-year history, five new galleries dedicated to the display of its growing permanent art collection. Doubling the size of the existing Museum from 37,000 to over 80,000 sq. ft., the Bruce will add elegant, flexible new spaces for art exhibitions, triple current space for science exhibitions, create new education and community spaces, and dramatically expand storage capacity (see www.newbruce.org).

The Director of Marketing and Communications will lead the development and distribution of a bold new vision and brand for the New Bruce. The Director of Marketing and Communications has the chance to shape the New Bruce message, strategically plan for New Bruce marketing campaigns, and drive the Museum’s transition from local to regional and national reach.  A creative, data-driven professional, the Director of Marketing and Communications will develop, plan and implement the New Bruce Museum’s strategic communication/marketing initiatives, including positioning, identity, and brand loyalty/membership.  The successful candidate will be a creative, risk-taker who understands and uses data to inform decision-making, and finds new ways to engage diverse audiences.  The Director of Marketing and Communications is a senior staff position reporting to the Executive Director, with dotted-line reporting to the Chief Operating Officer.

Candidates should appreciate teamwork and building relationships across departments and in the community in support of the overall mission. They must be as comfortable interacting with board members, volunteer leaders, and donors, as they are with the press, social media influencers, and advertising representatives. The successful candidate will have a track record of creating unique and innovative ad campaigns, expanding audiences through a variety of media platforms, and acting as the face of an organization.

The Bruce Director of Marketing and Communications will be expected to:

Have a broad knowledge of and passion for fine art and/or science (particularly natural history).

Be an excellent writer and innovative storyteller.

Be motivated by the focus on Community, Art, Science, Education (CASE).

Be committed to Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion.

Meet strategic priorities, broaden visibility, engage key audiences/stakeholders, and demonstrate impact.

Develop the New Bruce voice, uniformly across all platforms.

Project excitement, energy, and empathy for all audiences.

Pitch a variety of stories to a broad spectrum of media – from new scientific research to special events and human-interest stories.

Demonstrate mastery of the digital and virtual world daily, keeping up with trends and the latest applications.  

Oversee strategic management of core communications platforms including websites, e-blasts, social media, and newsletters

Education & Experience Desired

The Bruce believes there are many pathways to learning. No specific degrees are required, but demonstrable successes in growing target audiences, building brand loyalty, and identifying new/unique ways to reach a like-minded community is necessary.

Candidates must have a head for strategy.

Demonstrated success in the creation and management of a strategic marketing and communications plan, replete with benchmarks and indicators of success for multiple campaigns on multiple platforms, running simultaneously, is required.

Candidates need to understand the impact and importance of relationship building, and pitching a story. 

Experience using data to drive decision-making.

Must have demonstrated success in meeting goals via digital media and social platforms.

At least five or more years of robust experience preferred.

Desired Personal Characteristics

LEADERSHIP – an expert in their field; we follow their lead;

CREATIVE – an exceptional writer; a problem solver; strong visual sense; ability to assume voice to targeted audience/communicate from multiple perspectives; sees opportunities in both traditional and non-traditional approaches;

STRATEGIC – forward-thinking planner; each action will be grounded on anticipated ROI and follow up analysis will drive next steps; 

PASSION – interest and/or experience in art/science is a must; 

MANAGER – oversee and delegate vision and instruction to direct reports and consultants.

Compensation

$80,000 - $100,000 per annum (commensurate with experience). Full benefit coverage includes medical, dental, 401K plan, and paid time off.

 To apply in confidence, email a letter expressing interest in this position and examples of past related experience and a resume to marketing@brucemuseum.org.

The Bruce Museum is committed to fair and accessible employment practices, and all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply for this search. 

Short-listed candidates subsequently will be asked to provide a writing sample and/or respond to a short hypothetical exercise, as well as provide professional references.


Event Rentals Manager

The Bruce Museum seeks an Event Rentals Manager to join its growing team during an exciting time of transition.

A world-class community-based art and science institution, the Bruce has embarked on a transformative expansion and renovation, adding new galleries and inventive public spaces to educate, entertain, engage, and delight. Currently under construction, the expanded New Bruce will have, for the first time in its nearly 110-year history, five new galleries dedicated to the display of its growing permanent art collection. Doubling the size of the existing Museum from 37,000 to over 80,000 sq. ft., the Bruce will add elegant, flexible new spaces for art exhibitions, triple the current space for science exhibitions, create new education and community spaces including a cafe, a 200-seat auditorium, and conference room, offering a greatly expanded rentals program (see www.newbruce.org).

The Event Rentals Manager will lead the development and implementation of the Bruce’s rental program, and will work diligently to scout, recruit, and book rental clients for a robust rental calendar upon opening of the new facility. The Event Rentals Manager will work closely with the exclusive café operator/caterer, as well as Museum staff to balance external and internal events, ensuring alignment between the caterer’s and the Bruce’s brands. The successful candidate will be a creative, entrepreneurial team player who finds new ways to engage a diverse clientele. The Event Rentals Manager is a mid-level position reporting to the Chief Operating Officer.

Candidates should appreciate teamwork and building relationships across departments and in the community in support of the Museum’s mission. They must be as comfortable interacting with board members, donors, and corporations, as they are with community groups and volunteer organizations. The successful candidate will have a track record of creating unique rental experiences and expanding clientele through a variety of media platforms and marketing. 

The Event Rentals Manager will be expected to:

Be highly organized and entrepreneurial in meeting strategic priorities, broaden visibility, and broaden a clientele base.

Be motivated by the focus on Community, Art, Science, and Education.

Be committed to Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion.

Project excitement, energy, and empathy for all clients.

Demonstrate computer proficiency, including the use of database and finance software.

Have a broad knowledge of and passion for fine art and/or science (particularly natural history).

Education & Experience Desired:

The Bruce believes there are many pathways to learning. No specific degrees are required, but demonstrable success in business marketing, as well as 3 years minimum as an Event Rentals Manager or a comparable position in the cultural sector, hotel industry, or similar, and 3–5 years of budgeting and accounts receivable are a must.  The Bruce Museum is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. All employment is decided based on qualifications, merit, and business need. We encourage people from all backgrounds and identities to apply.

  • Desired Personal Characteristics: outgoing, courteous,
  • and discreet respectful of the Museum environment
  • a team player
  • flexible

 Compensation:

$63-73,000 per annum (commensurate with experience) plus incentive pay. The Museum offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes: 401k; life, medical, dental insurances; PTO includes vacation, personal, holidays, and sick leave; membership in the Bruce Museum and reciprocal access to fellow institutions; AAM membership.

To apply in confidence, email a letter expressing interest in this position and examples of past related experience along with a resume to jobs@brucemuseum.org. 


Registrar

The Bruce Museum seeks a full-time Registrar to join us at an exciting moment in the Museum’s history.  The Bruce, an American Alliance of Museums accredited institution, is undergoing a transformative renovation and expansion which will double the size of the current facility.  Opening in early 2023, the remarkable new addition includes state-of-the-art back-of-house spaces for the safe, secure transport and storage of loans and packing materials.

The Registrar will be able to put their mark on the development and execution of the role, implementing standard museum best practices for the care, safekeeping, recording, protection, and maintenance of loan objects, and managing the annual budget for those practices. The Registrar is responsible for ensuring the proper care, handling, storage, security, environment, shipping, recording, and insurance of all incoming and outgoing objects. The Registrar has a keen knowledge of, and strict adherence to, the Bruce Museum Collections Management Policy and Code of Ethics.  Reporting to the Curator of Art, the Registrar will collaborate and communicate with colleagues throughout the Museum and consult with vendors and lenders.

The Bruce Museum is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. All employment is decided based on qualifications, merit, and business need.  We encourage people from all backgrounds and identities to apply.  Candidates will be enthusiastic about the Museum’s dual focus on art and science and be eager about the Bruce’s ambitious new program.

Additional Examples of Responsibilities

•           Condition reporting for loaned objects and convey requirements established by lending institutions.

•           Act as a courier, and/or liaise with guest curators

•           Revise and update the facility report.

•           Together with Curatorial and Development, pursue grant opportunities and requests related to collections-based initiatives.

•           Assist Curators and Collections Manager in the rehousing and collection review of the permanent collection when it returns from off-site storage; identify and establish conservation priorities.

•           Maintain collection records, including updates to the collections database.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Traits

•           Extensive knowledge of and adherence to museum best practices and ethical standards.

•           Command of museum registration, basic conservation procedures, art handling, and collection methods relevant to record development, management, and maintenance, budgets, object handling, transport, storage, and related areas.

•           Considerable experience working with collection management databases, preferably TMS. Experience overseeing the migration of the collections management software a plus. 

•           Excellent communication skills; highly organized and meticulous; strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work independently and collaborate with staff in a fast-paced and collaborative environment; willingness to work with, supervise, manage and recognize the needs of fellows, interns, and volunteers.

•           Knowledge of art and art history and science is a plus.

Recommended Education and Experience

•           Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Art, Art History, Science, Anthropology, or related field; Master’s Degree in Museum Studies, Arts Management and/or Museum Collection Management preferred. Additional years and a demonstrated track record may be acceptable alternatives to a higher degree.

•           Professional Experience: Three to five years previous Registrar/Collections Management experience with evidence of responsibility in the registration process plus knowledge of current museum standards and practices. Organizational skills capable of handling the Museum’s active exhibition schedule.

Compensation

 

$60-75,000 per annum, based upon experience.

The Museum offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes: 401k, life, medical, dental insurances; PTO includes vacation, personal, holidays, and sick leave, membership in the Bruce Museum and reciprocal access to fellow institutions; AAM membership.

To apply: submit a cover letter and resume to jobs@brucemuseum.org, fax (203) 869-0963; mail: Registrar Job, Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Drive, Greenwich CT 06830. No phone calls, please.