Status: Part-time, Per diem
Hours: Varies (On average 1-2 days each week)
The Instructor’s primary responsibility is teaching the Bruce Museum’s outreach programs. This includes:
• Researching background information to build an understanding of program content and materials.
• Preparing for each class, including the assembly and return of materials in a careful and timely fashion.
• Loading, unloading and driving Brucemobile vehicles with collection objects and program materials.
Instructors may also periodically teach museum-based programs and assist staff with special programs, such as large-scale family events.
The Audience Engagement Department of the Museum has a responsibility to present quality programs by qualified museum professionals. Therefore, the Audience Engagement Department trains all Brucemobile Instructors. To accomplish this, the Audience Engagement Department will:
• Provide program objectives and outlines for established classes.
• Model program presentation and instruction.
• Assist in the development of instructor’s classroom management skills.
• Lead training sessions on program procedures for all Instructors.
• Observe and evaluate instructors on a regular basis. Provide feedback in a timely manner.
• Bachelor’s Degree in art, science, history, education, museum studies, or related field required.
• Previous teaching experience required.
• Unattended mobility required in object handling, ability to drive the museum vehicles and visit facilities unequipped to accommodate the physically challenged.
• Ability to lift at least 50 lbs. unassisted.
• Current driver’s license with a clean driving record. A background check will be required after hire.
Reimbursement: Brucemobile Instructors are per diem employees and are reimbursed for outreach programs on a per-class basis. Instructors are paid an hourly wage for teaching museum-based programs, assisting with special events, and attending training sessions and planning meetings. The Museum owns two vehicles, called Brucemobiles, to be used for travel to and from programs.
To apply: Please send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls, please.
The Bruce Museum seeks a FT Registrar to oversee the proper care, handling, storage (on- and off-site), security, environment, packing, shipping, and insurance of all permanent collection and temporary (loan) objects. Registrar reports to the Executive Director; and supervises the Collections Manager. Recordkeeping includes records of temporary custody receipts, letters of acceptance/refusal, accession/deaccession files, certificates of insurance, condition reports, exhibition contracts, other documents and information related to the permanent collection and incoming/outgoing loans. The registrar maintains Museum exhibition files, ISBN information, publication rights, image archives, and prepares packing, shipping, and insurance budgets for exhibitions. Registrar responds to public inquiries about the permanent collection. Reviews/updates Museum’s facility report and Collection Management Policy and oversees collections management database: Proficio by Re:Discovery.
Requirements: Extensive knowledge of museum/collection techniques relevant to storage, conservation, handling, materials, record development, management, ethics, maintenance. Knowledge of legal issues regarding acquisition, possession, deaccession of cultural items. Excellent verbal, written skills, meticulous, well-organized, collegial, flexible, diplomatic. Able to manage time and multiple priorities.
Bachelor’s Degree in Art History and a Master’s in a discipline related to museum studies, arts management and/or museum collections. Three to five years previous experience with evidence of responsibility in collections care, knowledge of current museum standards and practices. Additional years and a demonstrated track record may be acceptable alternatives to a higher degree.
Apply with cover letter and resume to email@example.com, or Registrar Job, Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Drive, Greenwich CT 06830, or fax 203.869.0963. No phone calls, please.
Seaside Center Summer Naturalist
Seasonal, full-time position (2).
13 weeks beginning early June through early September 2020
35 hours 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 the supervision of interns, volunteers, and the general public.
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 the 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 Volunteer Manager.
- Monitors budgets under the supervision of Museum staff.
- Keeps accurate records on Seaside Center attendance and volunteer hours.
- Files weekly reports as well as a season-end report to the Seaside Center Manager with attendance figures, volunteer hours, daily activities, building maintenance, etc.
- Coordinates activities and building maintenance with the appropriate Town of Greenwich officials through appropriate Museum staff, including beach access for interns, volunteers and special groups.
- 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.).
- Trains, schedules and evaluates interns and volunteers.
- Maintains saltwater aquaria and responsible for the care and feeding of marine life.
- Maintains daily cleanliness of the Seaside Center facility.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Traits:
- Demonstrated management skills.
- Teaching experience.
- Knowledge of marine life and environmental science and the ability to handle natural history collection objects in accordance with general museum practices.
- Knowledge of informal and museum/naturalist education methods.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Computer literate.
- Familiarity with general office procedures.
- Current driver’s license.
- US citizens only, local residents, a plus.
- Recommended Education and Experience:
- Bachelor’s degree in science, education, museum studies, or related field
- Ability to work with children and adults of all ages
Compensation $12 – 16/hour, dependent on experience
To apply: Please send a cover letter and resume to: Kate Dzikiewicz, Seaside Center Manager, Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Drive, Greenwich, CT 06830, or firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls, please.