New Mexico Association of Museums

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Exhibit Fabricator, New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum, Las Cruces

The exhibit fabricator position at the Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum located in Las Cruces, New Mexico serves to fabricate, install, maintain and remove exhibits from galleries and exhibit spaces. Collaborates with the exhibit designer and curators to identify exhibit construction solutions based on feasibility, aesthetics, art and artifact conservation needs, budget, and appropriate construction techniques. This position is responsible for developing and constructing interactive components and collaborating with exhibit staff to measure spaces and layout for installation of exhibit furniture and components in accordance with the final design. This position is also responsible for selecting and purchasing appropriate and cost-effective materials used to create exhibits, and for preparing an annual fabrication budget in collaboration with exhibit designers. This position is also responsible for maintaining and purchasing a stock of needed supplies using the State procurement system, researching and preparing proposals for grants and outside support for exhibit development. This position is also responsible for monitoring the condition of signage, exhibits, lighting, and making appropriate repairs and offering solutions to Exhibit Curator. Overseeing staff and volunteer use of the workshop, open, close and inspect museum galleries according to exhibits department schedule.

Deadline for application: January 23, 2018


Associate Director, Albuquerque Museum of Art & History, Albuquerque

The Associate Director is responsible for fulfilling the Museum's mission and its financial objectives by providing leadership and creative vision for its growth and skillful management of all Museum operations. The Associate Director serves as the Museum's primary representative to the community, engaging and inspiring broad support for the Museum, and expanding its profile. The Associate Director will work closely with the Museum's Board of Trustees and Foundation to develop and implement strategic goals and objectives. The Associate Director will plan and manage the business and financial affairs of the Museum, take a primary role in the planning of the Museum's exhibition, collections and acquisition programs, and will inspire, mentor and provide ongoing professional development for Museum staff.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:  (Essential functions may include, but are not limited to the functions listed below)

  1. Assume full management responsibility for all services and activities of the museum including collecting new pieces of art, developing and maintaining exhibits and providing education to museum patrons; recommend and administer policies and procedures.
  2. Manage the development and implementation of division goals, objectives, policies and priorities for each assigned service area.
  3. Establish, within departmental policy, appropriate service and staffing levels; monitor and evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures; allocate resources accordingly.
  4. Plan, direct and coordinate, through subordinate level staff, the Museum's work plan; assign projects and programmatic areas of responsibility; review and evaluate work methods and procedures; meet with key staff to identify and resolve problems.
  5. Assess and monitor work load, administrative and support systems, and internal reporting relationships; identify opportunities for improvement; direct and implement changes.
  6. Oversee and coordinate the operations and support of the art, history and education advisory committees.
  7. Oversee the acquisition of new objects for inclusion in the museum collection; confer with vendors regarding cost of acquisitions; oversee the development of various exhibits.
  8. Oversee and ensure proper maintenance of the museum's collection including preservation of objects, identification and labeling of artifacts and maintenance of collection records.
  9. Oversee the composition of a variety of museum publications including catalogues, brochures, books, invitations and other printed materials.
  10. Select, train, motivate and evaluate division personnel; provide or coordinate staff training; work with employees to correct deficiencies; implement discipline and termination procedures.
  11. Oversee and participate in the development and administration of the division budget; approve the forecast of funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials and supplies; approve expenditures and implement budgetary adjustments as appropriate and necessary.
  12. Establish alternate sources of funding to help supplement the Museum's existing operating budget.
  13. Seek efficiencies in operations in order to maximize the Museum's resources.
  14. Explain, justify and defend Museum programs, policies and activities; negotiate and resolve sensitive and controversial issues.
  15. Represent the Museum to other divisions, departments, elected officials and outside agencies; coordinate assigned activities with those of other divisions, departments and outside agencies and organizations.
  16. Provide staff assistance to the Director of Cultural Services; participate on a variety of boards, commissions and committees; prepare and present staff reports and other necessary correspondence.

Deadline for application: January 29, 2018


Part-Time Museum Education, National Museum of Nuclear Science & History, Albuquerque

The museum educator will be a member of the education team responsible for developing, updating, and delivering winter, spring, holiday, and summer camp programs; participate in school development programs at the museum; and be involved in community outreach efforts, including, but not limited to, annual museum events and a Rio Rancho Public School afterschool program.  The museum educator will work closely with the Director of Education, Education Enrichment Coordinator, Museum Educator, Volunteer Coordinator and many student and adult volunteers. The part-time museum educator will work approximately 20 hours/week. 

Application:  Interested persons should send a cover letter, resume, and 3 references to Joyce Whelchel, Director of Education at jwhelchel@nuclearmuseum.org.  

Deadline for application: ?


Exhibits Designer, Farmington Museum, Farmington

The Exhibits Designer works under the administrative guidance and direction of the Museum Director. This position is responsible for the conceptual design, construction, installation and maintenance of all permanent, temporary and traveling exhibits for the museum system; working as member of the exhibit development team in the long range planning of exhibits, content and concepts for museum system; overseeing daily maintenance and operation of exhibits; fabricating exhibit components or overseeing fabrication work with outside designers and fabricators as assigned to insure a quality product; coordinates with other city departments including parks and recreation and building maintenance for fabrication work; assisting with and designing all visual aspects in museum system including but not limited to: exhibits, river interpretive signage, directional/informational signage, store merchandise, displays, marketing/ advertising displays, visitor information booth, etc.; and more.

Deadline for application: Open until filled (updated 12/16/17)

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

EMAIL: mailto:contact.nmam@gmail.com

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