New Mexico Association of Museums

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Exhibits Designer, New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science, Albuquerque

This position will work independently and/or within a team to develop and create two and three dimension designs for permanent or temporary exhibitions, slgnage, promotional, educational, or sponsorship materials, interactive or multimedia design for the benefit of the Museum's various audiences. Responsibilities include:

  • Work closely with the educators, scientists, curators and exhibits staff when planning, developing exhibits or programs, or installing exhibits, keeping in mind regulations and conservation standards
  • Design and produce final 2D and 3D graphic products, graphic elements for permanent, temporary, and traveling exhibits, promotional materials, wayfinding signage, banners, and misc. printed material
  • Participate in the development and design of permanent, temporary and traveling exhibits
  • Layout and install exhibits and works closely with all members of the exhibits team under the guidance of Exhibit Supervisor

Salary Range$28,766 - $50,045 Annually

Deadline for application: November 24, 2018

Program Coordinator, New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum, Las Cruces

This position will coordinate and produce special events for enhanced revenue opportunities and increasing visitation for the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum. In addition the position will be responsible for recruiting, coordinating, and maintaining a large group of volunteers who assist at the Museum in its mission of educating and preserving the history, and promoting the future of farming and ranching and agricultural practices for the State of New Mexico.

The is position will participate in the coordination of special events to include input to establish the annual events calendar, plan, prepare proposals, and create events budget for the fiscal year. This position will represent New Mexico Farm Ranch Heritage Museum in a select number of promotional events, state fairs, agricultural trade shows and conferences, and Culture Day at NM Legislature. This position will participate in trade shows and conferences includes assist with the development and design of promotional materials, travel, set up and tear down of portable exhibits, engage patrons in conversation, and distribution of promotional materials to communicate the museum's mission to potential visitors and target markets. This position will seek new volunteers through advertising, public service announcements, and distribution of materials specific to the Volunteer Program. This position will recruit and retain volunteers and coordinate orientation activities, continuing education, trainings, monthly field trips, and recognition events in collaboration with program staff.

Salary Range: $26,229 - $45,656 Annually

Deadline for application: November 28, 2018

Chief of Operations & Special Initiatives, Department of Cultural Affairs, Santa Fe

This position will serve as the central operational leader in the division's executive leadership team. Position will collaborate with the Division Director in managing seven State-designed historic sites and two historic properties. Responsibilities will include:

  • Act in the primary planning and policy development and implantation role
  • Assume the primary leadership role working with Division Director in a range of essential areas including policy creation and implementation
  • Lead and organize past and future initiatives
  • Control and manage personnel, budgets and associated initiatives
  • Execute policy
  • Delegate responsibility to regional mangers and central office staff

Salary Range: $50,898 - $88,525 Annually

Deadline for application: November 29, 2018

Facilities Manager, Department of Cultural Affairs, Santa Fe

This position will be responsible for overseeing more than 150 historic and operational support structures located at New Mexico's seven historic Sites and two Historic Properties. This will include careful oversight of the complex preservation demands of historic structures (ranging from pueblo ruins to 20-t century military buildings), the operation of contemporary visitor and operational buildings and systems. Responsibilities include:

  • Direct collaboration with Division Director, Chief of Operations and Special Initiatives and Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) Director of Facilities and Capital Improvements
  • Primary responsibilities will include the planning, oversight, design, construction , improvements and repairs for the sites, buildings and infrastructure of museums and cultural facilities at New Mexico's Historic Sites and properties
  • Direct the updating of facilities management policies and protocols to assure best current practices
  • Work in direct tandem with the New Mexico Historic Preservation Division in following all appropriate preservation statutory processes, protocols and best practices

Salary Range: $44,782 - $77,917 Annually

Deadline for application: November 29, 2018

Executive Director, Los Alamos Historical Society, Los Alamos

Los Alamos Historical Society’s (LAHS) Board of Directors seeks proactive, full-time Executive Director with passion for history to lead our organization during a time of significant growth and potential. Community engagement at many levels is a must to grow revenues and take advantage of near-term opportunity as well as achieve long-term financial sustainability.

  • Leadership & Advocacy: Engage the community as the “face”/spokesperson of the Society in local, regional, national, and international representation (has included testifying before Congress); collaborate with the Board to advance the LAHS mission and vision, develop strategic/operational plans, and prepare annual budgets and spending plans; with Society officers, utilize best practices in organization governance, financial management, fund solicitation, grant writing, contract negotiation, and record keeping.
  • Sustainability: Lead Society in fundraising and friend making; strengthen LAHS’ community presence, financial base, and programmatic growth; assure membership stewardship and growth, giving, and recognitions.
  • Quality Operations: Administer/improve operations of the Society in accordance with Society bylaws, policies, procedures/practices; manage daily operations and organizational structure for effective program delivery, campus administration, financial accountability; understand basic collections/archives practice; supervise, appoint, assign, train, promote, terminate, as appropriate, Society staff/volunteers; prepare/update Society policies/procedures; conform to legal requirements of Los Alamos County, the State of New Mexico, and the Federal government.  
  • Strategic Partnering: Maintain/extend common-interest relationships and agreements with Los Alamos County, Manhattan Project National Historical Park, and other government/private organizations and agencies.  
  • Program Innovation & Outreach: Prepare plans for restoration, interpretation, and campus integration of Bathtub Row properties; extend capabilities for education; develop approaches for public outreach through various media.

Application Instructions: Application packet (in PDF format): (1) Cover letter responding to responsibilities and qualifications, (2) Professional résumé, and (3) Contact information for professional and personal references. Submit application packet by December 15, 2018, electronically to or mail to:

Los Alamos Historical Society
Attn: Executive Director Selection Committee c/o Ron Wilkins
P.O. Box 43
Los Alamos, NM  87544    

Email questions to

Salary Range: $55,000–$65,000, subject to relevant experience and qualifications.

Deadline for application: December 15, 2018

Hubbard Museum of the American West

Hubbard Museum of the American West, Ruidoso Downs

MAIL: PMB #149 1208 San Pedro NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110 - 6762


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