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Executive Director

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The Martha’s Vineyard Museum is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive
consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity,
gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status.

 

Education Manager

This is a full-time, year-round position. The Education Manager will report to the Chief Curator (CC) and work closely with the CC to ensure the success and strategic growth of the MVM’s educational programs. Candidates must possess superb writing and communication skills. The ideal candidate is an experienced museum educator – a creative, energetic, and affable self-starter with a holistic approach to education and a strong commitment to MVM’s mission.

Professional Responsibilities:

  • Develop and teach pre-K through high school curricula that align with Martha’s Vineyard Public Schools goals.
  • Develop in-person and virtual adult educational programs.
  • Partner with the rest of the public programming staff to develop and implement creative year-round and seasonal in-museum experiences.
  • Develop, manage, and teach summer programming for children, families, and adults at the Vineyard Haven museum campus and at the Cooke House Legacy Gardens in Edgartown.
  • Manage the docent program, including recruiting, training, and tour development.

Additionally:

  • Supervise one museum teacher with weekly planning meetings and feedback opportunities.
  • Develop metrics and reports as necessary to demonstrate how strategic plan objectives are being met.
  • Work with Advancement staff on grants.
  • Select and train education department interns.
  • Collaborate with curatorial and programming staff.
  • Serve as lead staff-member on the Education Committee
  • Maintain partnerships with other community organizations

Qualifications:

A Bachelor’s degree is required. A minimum of five years teaching experience in classroom, museum, or combined settings OR a graduate degree in Museum Studies with an education concentration plus three years of teaching experience is required.

Ideal candidates possess the following strengths:

Seeks excellence:

  • Exceptional writing, editing, and proofreading skills
  • High level of integrity and standard of work
  • Highly organized and able to anticipate, plan for and reach deadlines

Collaborative:

  • Excellent interpersonal/communication skills
  • Works well on a team

Salary and Benefits:

  • Salary commensurate with experience
  • Comprehensive benefits (including health, retirement and vacation)
  • Professional development opportunities

Interested candidates should send cover letter, resume, and list of references to jobs@mvmuseum.org with the subject line: Education Manager.  Start date: April 2021

Successful applicant must be willing to undergo a criminal background check.

The Martha’s Vineyard Museum is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status.

Upon receiving notification of the Museum’s intent to hire, if an individual requires assistance securing a seasonal or long-term rental or purchasing a new residence, MVM will work with local real estate agents and use social media and other forums to assist the individual until housing can be secured.

 

Administrative Assistant

Job Summary

The Administrative Assistant will provide general office support to the Museum, administrative support to the Board and Executive Director and manage all aspects of our donor database, gift processing, and donor stewardship. This is a regular, full-time non-exempt position.

Reporting

The Administrative Assistant reports to the Executive Director (ED) and works closely with the Advancement Director (AD).

Administrative Support

  • Manage stationery and supply inventory, making orders for all departments
  • Manage the calendar and appointment schedule of ED
  • Create and maintain filing systems, electronic and physical
  • Gather and distribute all Board materials for bi-monthly meetings, committee meetings, and Annual Meeting
  • Take all Board meeting minutes
  • Collate and distribute mail throughout the Museum
  • Actively participate in the life of the Museum

Advancement and Membership Responsibilities

  • Manage all updates to donor database ensuring donor information is updated and accurate
  • Process all pledges, gifts and membership donations from receipt through acknowledgment
  • Draft acknowledgement letters to be signed by AD or ED
  • Support all annual mailings, including list maintenance and generation
  • Analyze fundraising metrics monthly, looking for trends and opportunities
  • Serve as the point of contact for the Advancement team, responding to all donor inquiries
  • Manage all membership benefits including catboat VANITY, publications, etc.
  • Generate monthly membership reports for dashboards
  • Reconcile monthly figures with finance team
  • Prepare and coordinate all membership communications including renewal notices, membership cards, benefits, etc.
  • Oversee donor stewardship, ensuring that Museum maintains culture of gratitude

Required skills and abilities

  • Superior organizational skills and superb attention to detail
  • Seeks excellence and professionalism in all things
  • Positive attitude and affable personality
  • Exudes composure, especially under pressure
  • Excellent interpersonal/communication skills (continued on next page)
  • Self-starter with the ability to work independently as well as part of a team; ability to take directions and feedback.
  • Adept at working within deadlines handling several projects at once
  • Ability to juggle priorities and to maximize resources
  • Takes initiative to anticipate next steps and potential roadblocks
  • Ability to import/export data and execute mail merges

Education and Experience

  • Associate degree required; Bachelor’s degree highly preferred
  • 3-5 years of relevant experience required

Physical Requirements

  • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.

Interested candidates should send cover letter, resume, and list of references to jobs@mvmuseum.org with the subject line: Administrative Assistant. Start date April 1 or sooner.

Salary commensurate with experience and benefits package available. The Martha’s Vineyard Museum is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status.

 

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