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

Seaside Center Summer Naturalist


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.


Seaside Center Summer Naturalist

Seasonal, full-time position.

13 weeks beginning mid-June through early September 2022
Five days per week, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM (one-hour unpaid lunch break), Tuesday – Sunday, with flex day off. Must work weekends, July 4, and Labor Day Monday.  There may be times, especially at the beginning and end of term, that fall outside the Tues. – Sun. schedule.

Position and Responsibilities:

The Naturalists for the Bruce Museum Seaside Center at Greenwich Point Park are responsible for the operation and care of the building and marine tanks, under the supervision of Museum staff and in cooperation with the Town of Greenwich. The Naturalists are responsible for the development, implementation, staffing, and evaluation of educational programs at the Seaside Center, as well as supervision of interns and volunteers, and the general public.

In addition, while pandemic distancing measures are in effect, naturalists are responsible for digital Seaside Center content production, which may include written articles, social media postings, lesson plans, and educational videos. As pandemic conditions change, naturalists must work with the Seaside Center manager to flexibly adapt Seaside Center operations as necessary.

The position requires a high degree of independence, managing the public and groups of all ages, working in a marine environment, being able to operate a vehicle, and dealing with facilities that are unequipped to accommodate the physically challenged. 

The position reports to Seaside Center Manager Kate Dzikiewicz, and other museum staff as appropriate, e.g. Manager of School/ Community Partnerships, Volunteer Program Manager, Exhibitions Design, Curator of Science, Finance or Facilities Maintenance. Comp/flex-time, as approved by supervisor.

Illustrative Examples of Work:

  • Oversees the operation of the Seaside Center as part of a two-person team.  
  • Responsible for the supervision and scheduling of interns and volunteers in cooperation with the Volunteer Manager.
  • Responsible for Seaside Center social media accounts.
  • Develops and publishes digital education programs, articles, and short videos.
  • Monitors budgets under supervision of Museum staff.
  • Keeps accurate records on Seaside Center program attendance and volunteer hours.
  • Files weekly reports as well as a season-end report to the Seaside Center Manager with attendance figures, daily activities, building maintenance, etc.
  • Coordinates activities and building maintenance with the appropriate Town of Greenwich officials through appropriate Museum staff.
  • Schedules and organizes groups in coordination with the Bruce Museum Seaside Center Manager.
  • Develops and executes education programs for general visitors, group visits, and special public programs (i.e. nature walks, seining activities, workshops, crafts, etc.).
  • Maintains saltwater aquaria and is responsible for the care and feeding of marine life.
  • Trains, schedules and evaluates interns and volunteers.
  • Maintains daily cleanliness of Seaside Center facility.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Traits:

  • Ability to work with children and adults of all ages.
  • Computer literate.
  • Teaching experience.
  • Knowledge of marine life and environmental science.
  • Knowledge of informal and museum/naturalist education methods.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Familiarity with general office procedures.
  • Ability to follow recommended covid-19 safety precautions.
  • Current driver’s license.
  • US citizens only, local resident, a plus. 

Recommended Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in science, education, museum studies, or related field.
  • Familiarity with social media, and science communication.

Compensation $14 - 16/hour

To apply: Please send cover letter and resume to: Kate Dzikiewicz, Seaside Center Manager, Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Drive, Greenwich, CT 06830, or kdzikiewicz@brucemuseum.org . No phone calls, please.