New Mexico Association of Museums

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Mobile Museum Educator, Department of Cultural Affairs, Santa Fe

This position is part of a three member crew delivering curriculum based educational presentations to statewide education groups (schools, library youth programs, occasional special events) around New Mexico. Exhibits on the mobile museum may represent any one of our nine state museums. Crew members develop and conduct curriculum based activities and tours for visitors directly related to the exhibit by driving a van to statewide destinations, setting up the exhibit and giving educational presentations to school children and the public.  Crew members track and schedule presentations and travel plans. The ideal candidate will have experience as a museum educator designing curriculum, interpretation of exhibits (i.e. park ranger or tour guide) and/or experience teaching kindergarten through eighth grade students.

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

Deadline for application: January 30, 2019

Graphic Design & Marketing Associate, National Museum of Nuclear Science & History, Albuquerque

The Graphic Design & Marketing Associate is responsible for all graphic design aspects of the Museum’s marketing department, including the entire design process of planning, creating, editing, ordering/tracking and distribution of printed materials and advertising materials. These materials include but are not limited to brochures, rack cards, annual reports, newsletters, advertisements, invitations and event flyers. The job requires complete management for continued growth of the Museum’s social media platforms including but not limited to Facebook and Twitter. This associate will manage the international social media campaign for Nuclear Science Week (NSW), chairing a committee with members from all over the world to manage and promote NSW through various social media outlets. This associate will assist in managing the Museum’s website, and will completely manage the secondary website for NSW, which will include updates of events, copy and photography, as well as adding new Museum initiatives as they are produced. This position requires supervising the Marketing and PR internship program and will work as the Museum's in-house photographer.

To apply: Email cover letter, resume, three references and link to online portfolio of graphic design materials to

Salary Range: This full-time, hourly professional position is supported by major medical and additional benefits. Salary commensurate with experiences.

Deadline for application: January 31, 2019

Grant Writer, National Museum of Nuclear Science & History, Albuquerque

The primary role of the Grant Writer is to research, develop, write, and submit proposals, letters, reports and other materials necessary to secure grant support from private foundation and government funding sources. Primary responsibilities include prospect research, preparation of original proposals and reports and donor stewardship. The Grant Writer must work cross-departmentally to increase contributed support and advance institutional priorities. Excellent oral and written communication skills are essential. Must be able to juggle multiple projects and meet strict deadlines.

The purpose of the Grant Writer’s role is to meet museum fundraising goals through successful grant applications and receipt of grant awards. The Grant Writer is a new position for The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History and the Grant Writer will be laying the foundation for the future of this work by developing internal processes and controls to monitor and track a grant calendar and write successful proposals. Determine best practices for grant writing in this capacity of work for the museum. The Museum Foundation will provide a private quiet work space, database training (MatchMaker Software, Grant Source).

To apply: To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, two writing samples, and three references to

Salary Range: ?

Deadline for application: January 31, 2019

Membership Specialist, Museum of Spanish Colonial Art, Santa Fe

The Museum of Spanish Colonial Art collects, preserves, and exhibits the Spanish colonial art of New Mexico and beyond.  The Spanish Colonial Arts Society was founded in to encourage and promote Spanish Colonial arts and crafts, to inform and educate the public about traditional art forms in both their historic and contemporary contexts.

The Spanish Colonial Arts Society is looking for a skilled, self-motivated, customer service-oriented candidate for the position of Membership Specialist.  We’re seeking someone with strong organizational and database skills to maintain our ETapestry database and files related to members, donors, fundraising campaigns, events, sponsorships and generate reports of those areas as needed. Primary duties will be to process memberships, send new member packets, track and send member renewals, enter donor contributions, produce reports from the database for various users.

Works closely with Finance and Development personnel. The Membership Specialist also prepares and coordinates other types of contact with donors including sponsorship letters, eblasts and general appeals.   The successful candidate will be highly professional, responsible, extremely detail and customer service oriented and must be a team player.   Applicants must have recent relevant experience with members, donors and managing databases (preference given to candidate with ETapestry skills).  Excellent written and verbal communication skills as well as proficiency in office productivity applications required. Bachelor’s degree in business administration, museum studies, communications or similar field desired.

This is a 32-hour per week position with paid time off.  Salary commensurate with experience. The Spanish Colonial Arts Society is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

To apply: Please submit cover letter, resume and three references to: Josef Diaz, Executive Director No phone calls please.

Salary Range: ?

Deadline for application: February 8, 2019

Assistant Registrar, Roswell Museum & Art Center, Roswell

The Roswell Museum and Art Center is seeking a committed and knowledgeable individual to serve as its first Assistant Registrar, under the supervision of the Registrar, to assist in the management and care of its exhibitions, research library and archives.

Located in southeast New Mexico, the Roswell Museum and Art Center is a department of the City of Roswell and presents exhibitions, classes, planetarium programming, and special events related to art, history and science for visitors of all ages. It opened as a WPA Federal Art Center in 1937 and is among only a handful that are still in operation. The Museum houses approximately 8,000 permanent collection items, including the largest public collection of works by regional artists Peter Hurd and Henriette Wyeth; paintings by New Mexico modernists Georgia O’Keeffe, Marsden Hartley, Stuart Davis, among others; a significant collection of rocket-related items from rocket pioneer Robert H. Goddard; and American West art and artifacts related to the Plains and Pueblo Indian cultures, Spanish conquest, and westward expansion. The Museum is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.

To apply and for further information, submit a cover letter, resume and application through the City of Roswell's website no later than Thursday, February 14 at 5 pm MST.

Salary Range: ?

Deadline for application: February 14, 2019

Communications Specialist, Carl & Marilynn Thoma Art Foundation, Santa Fe

The Thoma Art Foundation seeks a full-time Communications Specialist to create, implement, and oversee the Foundation’s outward-facing communications including, but not limited to, advertising, press, website, e-communications and various social media channels. Our Communications Specialist will also play a key role in instituting best practices for internal communications. The Communications Specialist will be an integral part of realizing the Foundation’s priorities and goals. The successful candidate enjoys working both independently and as part of a team and will have a genuine passion for public relations and marketing. Creating and building relationships is a vital aspect of the Communications Specialist position. We are seeking someone with media-savvy and a dynamic outgoing personality who enjoys and excels at connecting with people in writing, on the phone, and in person. This position involves strategic and creative thinking with continual outreach to press, community leaders, and key professionals at major art institutions with the intention of extending invitations to openings, sharing news of our current activities, new programs, and acquisitions. Additionally, candidates need to generate new ideas to promote the foundation outside of traditional ad placement and sending press releases. Periodic travel will be required to gain a better understanding of the culture and build relationships within the arts communities in which the Foundation wishes to expand, including New York and Chicago.

To apply: Please send resume, cover letter, and a relevant writing sample (500-word maximum) to:

Salary Range: Salary commensurate with experience. Health and vacation benefit offered. 

Deadline for application: February 15, 2019

Deputy Director, Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, Santa Fe

The deputy director oversees all operations of the museum including human, financial, and physical resources. Manages various departments: administration, curatorial, collections, education, library, security/customer service and maintenance within the division. The deputy director works in coordination with the director to oversee facilities, operations and finance for MIAC, including the following responsibilities: Budget preparation; Preservation of and access to collections; Security and visitor services, staff personnel policies; Human resources and financial backup; Management of facilities maintenance and repairs; Represents the museum in the director's absence and as delegated by the director with all the constituencies affiliated with the museum.

Salary Range: $51,905 - $90,301 Annually

Deadline for application: Open until filled

Director, Mesalands Community College Dinosaur Museum, Tucumcari

The essential functions of the jobs are as follows:

  • Coordinates with the Foundation writing grants and seeking donor support
  • Coordinates general operations of museum in conjunction with Curator
  • Maintains exhibits to insure safety, operations and cleanliness
  • Arranges for traveling exhibits, both inbound and outbound
  • Develops marketing plans in cooperation with Director of Community Relations
  • Develops and oversees promotional activities and services for Museum, in cooperation with Director of Public Relations and Museum staff
  • Promotes educational programs with area schools and educational institutions
  • Helps develop content for college and museum web pages
  • Responsible for all aspects of Fossil Friends including bookkeeping, membership, and quarterly newsletter
  • Oversees Museum Shop in cooperation with Museum Store personnel
  • Develops and maintains Museum budget
  • Maintains revenue and expense records of total museum operations
  • Schedules employees, work studies and Fossil Friends for adequate museum coverage
  • Develops, seeks approval for, and implements strategic direction for the museum and participates in the College’s strategic planning process
  • Coordinates with other Museums in the region and museum organizations to create networks leading to improved exhibit, funding, research, and other educational opportunities
  • Responsible for the overall security of the museum

Salary Range: ?

Deadline for application: Open until filled

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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