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  • 11 Jul 2014 12:41 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Do you have amazing photographs in your collection?  Do you want to share them with your community as well as new audiences? Consider becoming a participant in the Maine Photo Project, a statewide collaboration among museums, art galleries, historical societies, and other arts organizations across Maine.

    Throughout 2015, numerous participating organizations will offer exhibitions and public programs exploring the state’s role as a destination for photographers, both as subject matter and as a unique place for discourse, and innovation. A major publication planned to coincide with the project--authored by eminent Maine historians Libby Bischof, Susan Danly, and Earle G. Shettleworth, Jr.--will illustrate many of these works as a lasting record of this initiative and of Maine’s rich and varied photographic history.

    The Maine Photo Project is organized by the Maine Curators’ Forum, a collaborative of curators representing Maine’s leading arts and cultural institutions. Previous projects of the Maine Curators’ Forum include the Maine Print Project (2006) and the Maine Drawing Project (2011), both of which drew strong audiences to participating institutions and received national and regional press coverage in the New York Times, the Boston GlobeArt New England, the Maine Sunday Telegram, and other sources. (The Maine Print Project also featured an associated book, The Imprint of Place: Maine Printmaking 1800-2005 by David Becker, published by Down East Books.) The Maine Photo Project will build upon the success of these and other recent statewide exhibition collaborations such as the Maine Folk Art Trail (2008) and the Maine Civil War Trail (2013). Fiscal management for the project with be provided by the Maine Historical Society.

    Institutions participating in The Maine Photo Project will present exhibitions related to photography in Maine sometime between March and December of 2015. Participants are encouraged to develop themed programming at their site in conjunction with their exhibition and with the broader project (collaborative Maine Photo Project programming will also be developed by a committee.) Participants are expected to waive use fees for reproducing objects from their collections for all Maine Photo Project products, including mailers, the brochure, and the book. Participants are also expected to contribute critical project financial support according to a scale to be determined, in order to support collective project activities such as (but not limited to) the following:

    • Stipend for the Project Coordinator for general project management, including budget development and management; strategic planning; scheduling and leading meetings and taking minutes; acting as liaison for project participants; coordinating design and printing of brochure and/or other mailers; public relations and miscellaneous communications; website management; social media setup and management; collaborative program development and implementation; managing phone and e-mail inquiries.
    • Design, printing, and distribution of MPP brochure through Visitor Information Centers and other venues
    • Design and development of website that will feature all participants’ projects plus a calendar of events (through EventBrite) for all exhibitions and related programming, including exhibition openings
    • Subsidy for Maine Photo Project book
    • Collaborative programming, including possibly a public symposium, an open portfolio day for photographers, and a professional development workshop for museum professionals

    As of June 2014, participant financial contributions have been articulated as such:

    Sponsor level: $2,500 (includes special recognition and other opportunities)
    If you represent a leading arts or cultural organization in the state, consider becoming a sponsor and taking a leadership role in the Maine Photo Project.

    Participant level: $800 average contribution; $200 minimum.
    All-volunteer organizations and organizations with extremely small or nonexistent annual budgets are invited to participate at the minimum; all others are encouraged to participate at a self-identified level that is both meaningful and feasible for their institution. We hope that as many as possible will participate at the $800 level or above.

    If your institution is interested in becoming a participant and would like to find out more, please contact the Maine Photo Project at MainePhotoProject@gmail.com.

    As of June 2014, participant financial contributions have been articulated as such:

    Sponsor level: $2,500 (includes special recognition and other opportunities)

    If you represent a leading arts or cultural organization in the state, consider becoming a sponsor and taking a leadership role in the Maine Photo Project.

    Participant level: $800 average contribution; $200 minimum.

    All-volunteer organizations and organizations with extremely small or nonexistent annual budgets are invited to participate at the minimum; all others are encouraged to participate at a self-identified level that is both meaningful and feasible for their institution. We hope that as many as possible will participate at the $800 level or above.

  • 10 Jul 2014 1:49 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Boothbay Railway Village (BRV) is seeking an energetic, innovative individual to assume the role of Executive Director.  For the past 50 years the “BRV has served  Mid Coast Maine by operating a narrow gauge live-steam railroad , an antique car museum and hosting community oriented  events all set on the grounds of  a 12 acre period Maine village.

    To be considered for the position previous nonprofit employment is highly desirable including experience in managing the routine and special functions of a museum. Skill sets will include budget creation, personnel management and fund raising. The winning candidate must have strong leadership qualities, superior managerial, communication and team building qualities. Demonstrated effective public relations experience is a plus.

    The Director reports to an active 17 member Board.  Together they work on policies and long & short-term goals for all aspects of the “BRV”. The Director’s primary responsibilities include overall planning, development, financial /operations management, and safety compliance ensuring on-going stability, growth, and visitor satisfaction.Please submit cover letter and resume to BRV Executive Director Search Committee at: swilliams@mecoseal.com.com

    See us at www.railwayvillage.org/ and www.facebook.com/railwayvillage

  • 10 Jul 2014 1:49 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Boothbay Railway Village (BRV) is seeking an energetic, innovative individual to assume the role of Executive Director.  For the past 50 years the “BRV has served  Mid Coast Maine by operating a narrow gauge live-steam railroad , an antique car museum and hosting community oriented  events all set on the grounds of  a 12 acre period Maine village.

    To be considered for the position previous nonprofit employment is highly desirable including experience in managing the routine and special functions of a museum. Skill sets will include budget creation, personnel management and fund raising. The winning candidate must have strong leadership qualities, superior managerial, communication and team building qualities. Demonstrated effective public relations experience is a plus.

    The Director reports to an active 17 member Board.  Together they work on policies and long & short-term goals for all aspects of the “BRV”. The Director’s primary responsibilities include overall planning, development, financial /operations management, and safety compliance ensuring on-going stability, growth, and visitor satisfaction.Please submit cover letter and resume to BRV Executive Director Search Committee at: swilliams@mecoseal.com.com

    See us at www.railwayvillage.org/ and www.facebook.com/railwayvillage

  • 28 Jun 2014 10:54 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Cultural organizations around the state will soon have the opportunity to have trained facilitators help manage the process of creating a disaster plan for their institutions, thanks to a recent grant awarded to the Maine State Museum from Jane's Trust. The project will include two rounds of facilitated planning, from September - December and again in February - May.

    The Maine State Museum has long recognized that disaster planning is a bit of administrative housekeeping that cultural organizations all too frequently put off until disaster strikes, and a year ago it took the lead in helping to address this situation by forming the Cultural Emergency Resource Coalition (CERC: Maine). CERC is a collaborative effort with the Maine Emergency Management Agency and several cultural agencies and conservators, including the Maine State Library, the Maine State Archives, the Maine Historic Preservation Commission, and the association Maine Archives and Museums. In its first year CERC focused on surveying Maine’s cultural community to evaluate the state of disaster planning, developing three levels of disaster planning benchmarks and resources to help streamline disaster planning for institutions of various sizes and complexity, and sponsoring disaster planning workshops. 

    With the Pejepscot Historical Society agreeing to act as a beta site, CERC is developing a facilitation guide that outlines, meeting by meeting, the process for a cultural organization to develop a solid disaster plan that meets the identified benchmarks. CERC is also working with FEMA to schedule a FEMA Corps team in Maine. After receiving training in using the guide and in issues facing cultural organizations, the team will go into the field and work directly with several of Maine’s libraries, museums, town offices, archives and other collecting institutions, helping them develop disaster plans.  

    Organizations interested in participating in the program may apply online through the CERC web site,www.cercmaine.org (under the Write Your Own Disaster Plan tab). Participants will be selected to represent a broad range of institutional sizes, geographical locations, collections types, and building construction. For more information about this project see the CERC web site or contact the CERC office at CERC.Maine@gmail.com or (207) 287-6696.

    The Maine State Museum is Awarded Grant for the Cultural Emergency Resource Coalition

    Cultural organizations around the state will soon have the opportunity to have trained facilitators help manage the process of creating a disaster plan for their institutions, thanks to a recent grant awarded to the Maine State Museum from Jane's Trust. The project will include two rounds of facilitated planning, from September - December and again in February - May.

     

    The Maine State Museum has long recognized that disaster planning is a bit of administrative housekeeping that cultural organizations all too frequently put off until disaster strikes, and a year ago it took the lead in helping to address this situation by forming the Cultural Emergency Resource Coalition (CERC: Maine). CERC is a collaborative effort with the Maine Emergency Management Agency and several cultural agencies and conservators, including the Maine State Library, the Maine State Archives, the Maine Historic Preservation Commission, and the association Maine Archives and Museums. In its first year CERC focused on surveying Maine’s cultural community to evaluate the state of disaster planning, developing three levels of disaster planning benchmarks and resources to help streamline disaster planning for institutions of various sizes and complexity, and sponsoring disaster planning workshops. 

     

    With the Pejepscot Historical Society agreeing to act as a beta site, CERC is developing a facilitation guide that outlines, meeting by meeting, the process for a cultural organization to develop a solid disaster plan that meets the identified benchmarks. CERC is also working with FEMA to schedule a FEMA Corps team in Maine. After receiving training in using the guide and in issues facing cultural organizations, the team will go into the field and work directly with several of Maine’s libraries, museums, town offices, archives and other collecting institutions, helping them develop disaster plans.  


    Organizations interested in participating in the program may apply online through the CERC web site,www.cercmaine.org (under the Write Your Own Disaster Plan tab). Participants will be selected to represent a broad range of institutional sizes, geographical locations, collections types, and building construction. For more information about this project see the CERC web site or contact the CERC office at CERC.Maine@gmail.com or (207) 287-6696.

  • 24 Jun 2014 1:46 PM | Anonymous member
    Bagaduce Music Lending Library
    NEWSLETTER

    June 2014

    5 Music Library Lane
    P.O. Box 829
    Blue Hill, ME  04614
           
     
    Tel.  (207) 374-5454
    Fax  (207) 374-2733
    library@bagaducemusic.org
    www.bagaducemusic.org
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    COME TO A  LIVELY AND ENTERTAINING
    24th ANNUAL BLUE HILL POPS CONCERT
    ON JULY 3, 2014
     
    Celebrate Independence Day at the 24th annual Blue Hill Pops Concert!  Kick off the 2014 summer season with this rousing program featuring a lineup of topnotch Maine musicians.  Sponsored by the Bagaduce Music Lending Library, the 2014 Blue Hill Pops Concert will be held on Thursday, July 3 at 7:30 pm at George Stevens Academy on Union Street in Blue Hill.

    This year’s music festival of “Sounds Around Blue Hill” will feature the Maine Street R&B Revue, a nine-piece rhythm and blues powerhouse band; Castlebay, a Celtic duo with Julia Lane on harp and Fred Gosbee on guitar, fiddle and tin whistle; 4 Cryin’ Out Loud, an a cappella jazz quartet; and the Bagaduce Pops Singers under the direction of Bronwyn Kortge, performing a medley from the Broadway musical Chicago.

    The Atlantic Clarion Steel Band will perform outside as concert-goers enter, playing their fiery and infectious Caribbean rhythms. The New Trad Trio will entertain the audience from the stage before the concert begins with traditional jazz of the 30s and 40s. As in past years, Blue Hill Pops will conclude with a patriotic finale featuring an audience sing-a-long of our nation’s service songs and “America the Beautiful”. 

    Don’t miss this summer-season concert tradition.  Table seats, reserved chairs and bleacher seats are available for Blue Hill Pops in a range of prices, beginning at $10.     For tickets please call(207) 374-5454.  Sponsors for the 2013 Blue Hill Pops Concert are: Bar Harbor Bank, Cape Air, Lambert Coffin Hanley Law Offices, Penn Air and Stanley Subaru.
     
    For additional information contact:
    Karen Dickes, 2014 Blue Hill Pops Publicity Chair
    Bagaduce Music Lending Library
    5 Music Library Lane, P.O. Box 829, Blue Hill, ME 04614
    Tel: 207-374-5454

    karen@bagaducemusic.org
     
    copy of Pops logo 2

     
    and note this special raffle....
    copy of Red Sox Raffle Poster 2
    See you there  !!
     
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    Martina Herries
    Executive Director
     
     
    “Music Makes All the Difference”

     

  • 19 Jun 2014 9:51 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Founded in 1813, Colby College in Waterville, Maine, is one of the nation's oldest and best independent liberal arts colleges, enrolling approximately 1,825 students. Colby is a national leader in research and project-based undergraduate learning, and the depth of student-faculty interaction and collaboration is unparalleled. Colby embraces and honors a 200-year tradition of fostering intellectual and personal growth, with graduates emerging as conscientious, committed, and inspired leaders ready to make a profound impact on their world. Colby is a national leader in environmental sustainability and education with award-winning campus greening initiatives and a nationally renowned academic program. Colby invites applications for the position of:

    MIRKEN FAMILY POSTBACCALAUREATE FELLOWSHIP IN MUSEUM PRACTICE


    COLBY COLLEGE MUSEUM OF ART

    The Mirken Family Postbaccalaureate Fellowship in Museum Practice at the Colby College Museum of Art will support a one-year appointment to the Museum, with the possibility of a renewable second year.  The Fellow reports to the Associate Director and interfaces with all departments including education, collections, exhibitions, and administration areas. 

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

    ·       Coordinate logistics associated with the Art Department annual field trip related to professional opportunities in the museum field (conservation, public relations, curatorial, education, administration, collections)

    ·       Provide general assistance to the collection management area, assisting with all aspects of registration for museum objects, condition reporting, incoming and outgoing receipts

    ·       Manage the museum’s rights and reproduction program

    ·       Coordinate and implement centralized photography archive for museum images

    ·       Serve as a liaison between the collections and curatorial staff, oversee the deaccession initiatives as established by the museum team

    ·       Field museum collection inquiries as required

    ·       Work with collections intern on special projects as assigned

    ·       Contribute to social media program

    ·       Perform other duties as assigned

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    ·       A Bachelor’s degree in Art/Art History is preferred

    ·       Highly organized, flexible and comfortable with diverse audiences

    ·       Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills

    ·       Excellent attention to detail

    ·       Strong ability to effectively collaborate with a small professional staff, students, and faculty

    KEY RELATIONSHIPS:

    This position reports to the Associate Director of the Museum and has ongoing interactions with all members of the museum staff. 

    Physical Effort/ENVIRONMENT:

    Position involves sitting, although frequent movement is necessary. Walking, standing, bending, and twisting are required. Computer usage involving repetitive hand/wrist motion is also necessary. General office and campus environment with duties that require the employee interact with faculty, staff, students, alumni, and museum guests.

    Interested candidates should submit:

    ·    A letter of interest stating relevant work experience

    ·    Curriculum vitae

    ·    Three letters of reference

    Send all materials to: HR@Colby.edu and addressed to:

    Mirken Family Postbaccalaureate Fellowship in Museum Practice - Search Committee

    Office of Human Resources

    Colby College

    5500 Mayflower Hill

    Waterville, ME  04901-8855

    A review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

    Colby College is committed to equality and diversity and is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage inquiries from candidates who will contribute to the cultural and ethnic diversity of our college. Colby College does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, or age in employment or in our educational programs.

    For more information about the College, please visit the Colby web site: www.colby.edu

  • 18 Jun 2014 8:39 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    AAM Collections Assessment for Small Museums Webinar

    Wednesday, June 25, 2014
    2–3:30 p.m. (ET)

    Join colleagues with a range of experience working with small museums in a practical, focused discussion on issues related to assessing collections, including object assessment and condition reporting, storage and housing, environmental conditions and exhibition/display.

    We’ll explore key questions to ask when assessing collections and offer suggestions for immediate, intermediate and longer-range solutions and action steps. Additional resources will be provided.

    How Will I Benefit?

    By participating in this program, attendees will be better able to:

    • Take stock of collections
    • Assess the condition of objects in a range of environments
    • Take positive action to resolve collections-related issues

    Who Should Attend

    Staff and volunteers working in collections-related positions in small museums.

    Presenters

    • Samantha Dorsey, curator, City of Bowie Museums, Bowie, Maryland
    • Ellen Endslow, director of collections/curator, Chester County Historical Society (and CurCom chair), West Chester, Pennsylvania

    Moderators

    • Tamara Hemmerlein, assistant director, Local History Services, Indiana Historical Society (and SMAC chair), Indianapolis
    • Greg Stevens, assistant director, professional development, American Alliance of Museums, Washington, DC
    • Adam La Faci, senior producer, LearningTimes

    Register Now

    FREE: Staff of Tier 3 Museum Members

    $25: Staff of Tier 2 Museum Members, Ally, Individual and Industry Members
    $50: Staff of Tier 1 Museum Members and Non-members

  • 11 Jun 2014 3:58 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Maine Maritime Museum Position Announcement:

    Marketing and Communications Manager

    Maine Maritime Museum, a nationally recognized, state-wide cultural institution located on the Kennebec River in Bath seeks a Marketing and Communications Manager to help the museum continue to grow and excel by raising awareness of the museum, increasing admissions and program attendance, and supporting fundraising efforts. Under the supervision of the Director of Development and External Affairs, and working in close collaboration with all departments, this position is responsible for marketing, advertising, public relations, communications (including website and social media), visitor experience and special events support with the goal of increasing attendance and building community and financial support for the Museum. This position works closely with Public Programs and Front Desk/Visitor Services and represents the Museum on outside tourism and marketing committees, the Maine Motorcoach Network and at other community and business organization activities and events.

    Specific Responsibilities Include:

    • Develop and evaluate marketing strategy in line with the strategic plan. This includes development of marketing objectives, budgets, advertising, and communications plans that enhance the museum’s short-term and long-term goals.

    • Create and maintain the Museum’s advertising, marketing, and communication materials, including website, print and e-mail newsletters, brochures, invitations, social media sites and promotional materials. This includes researching, writing, and managing design and production to maintain a high level of quality and consistent messaging across all platforms, as well as managing distribution as appropriate. Knowledge of website technology, cost-effective print sourcing, and production methods is essential; attention to detail is critical.

    • Plan and execute the Museum’s media relations activities, to include writing press releases and advisories, maintaining close working relationships with local and industry media, responding to media inquiries and requests, developing opportunities for Museum media coverage and placement and all related tasks.

    • Work with outside contracted graphic designers, website designers, agencies, printers and other support professionals to ensure a consistent quality of production within budget and on deadline.

    • Work with the Museum Store/Admissions Desk staff to implement a positive visitor experience consistent with the educational and financial goals of the Museum. Provide signage and support materials necessary to achieve those goals.

    • Serve as the Museum’s principal photographer, providing photographic coverage of events and activities. Maintain Museum’s electronic non-collection photographic files.

    • Assist with development-related and programmatic special events, including invitations and printed material, catering and logistics. These events require occasional evenings and weekends.
    • Work to enhance the Museum’s corporate support through its Business Partner Program and through event, exhibit and program support, and participate in activities as needed to maintain and enhance the Museum’s role in community relations.

    • Perform all other tasks and duties as assigned, to ensure the Museum’s brand and image and to help meet organizational financial goals.

    • Other duties and responsibilities as required.

    Qualifications:

    • Minimum 5 years progressive experience in marketing, public relations, and social media.
    • Demonstrated skill in design and production of print materials and publications, as well as website management and social media.
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills, creative, analytical and organized.
    • Team-work oriented with a good sense of humor.
    • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications or related field.
    • Non-profit experience and enthusiasm for maritime heritage preferred but not required.

    Applications will close July 7.  The position start date is September 15.

    Salary commensurate with experience, competitive benefits, positive working environment.

    Please send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to John Settelen, Personnel Officer, Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington Street, Bath, ME 04530.  Electronic submissions accepted at jsettelen@MaritimeME.org

    No phone inquiries, please.  Maine Maritime Museum is an equal opportunity employer. This position is subject to background checks including sex offender, criminal and credit checks.      

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    Membership and Business Relationship Manager

    Maine Maritime Museum, a nationally recognized, state-wide cultural institution located on the Kennebec River in Bath seeks a Membership and Business Relationship Manager to help the museum continue to grow and excel. This individual will create strategies to attract, retain, and upgrade individual memberships, corporate memberships, and sponsorships; increase annual fund giving; support special fund raising efforts; and bolster all other revenue-generating activities that support the mission. Reporting to the Director of Development and External Affairs and working in close collaboration with all departments and volunteers, the Membership and Business Relationship Manager accomplishes work in a professional, timely, thorough, and organized manner, with keen attention to detail, within a team environment; is a self-starter with excellent sales and communication skills, learns quickly, and is people-oriented.

    Specific Responsibilities Include:

    • Creates and executes an annual work plan to retain and grow the base of all memberships, Business Partner corporate memberships, and sponsorships. Working closely with volunteers, solicits and retains support through personal calls and through other channels. 

    • Is responsible for membership, corporate support and sponsorship portions of the Operating Budget.  Maintains an inventory of development materials.

    • Is responsible for coordinating member special events such as exhibit preview openings for members and supports all other fundraising event efforts in conjunction with other Development team members.

    • Conducts research, as needed, on prospects and ways to generate new sources of revenue.

    • Supports the integrity of records in Blackbaud’s Raiser’s Edge in order to manage all pertinent data. Coordinates with the Database Coordinator on various tasks within the scope of the Department.  In particular, with the Database Coordinator, coordinates membership and annual fund mailings, renewals, pledge reminders, event invitations and all data retrieval involving Raisers Edge; produces reports as needed for other departments and functions.
    • Represents the Museum at community and business organization activities and events.

    • Does all such other projects and tasks as required to support the development function and the financial health of the organization.

    Qualifications:

    • Minimum 5 years progressive experience in development, marketing, public relations, or related field.
    • Demonstrated sales or in-person gift solicitation ability.

    • Demonstrated knowledge of Raiser’s Edge fundraising software or other relational database; Word, Excel, Power Point.
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills, creative, analytical and organized.
    • Team-work oriented with a good sense of humor.
    • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications or related field.
    • Non-profit experience and enthusiasm for maritime heritage preferred but not required.

    Applications accepted through June 27; the position will be filled as soon as possible.

    Salary commensurate with experience, competitive benefits, positive working environment.

    Please send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to John Settelen, Personnel Officer, Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington Street, Bath, ME 04530.  Electronic submissions accepted at jsettelen@MaritimeME.org

    No phone inquiries, please.  Maine Maritime Museum is an equal opportunity employer. This position is subject to background checks including sex offender, criminal and credit checks.       

    About Maine Maritime Museum:

    Maine Maritime Museum is an independent, nonprofit institution dedicated to promoting an understanding and appreciation of Maine’s maritime heritage through gallery exhibits, an historic shipyard, educational programs, a research Library, and narrated excursions along area waterways.  Founded in 1962, the Museum is located on a beautiful 20-acre campus along Kennebec River in Bath, “The City of Ships” and provides a unique experience to visitors of all ages.  The Museum is open daily (except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day) from 9:30 am to 5 pm. Visit www.mainemaritimemuseum.org for more information.

  • 11 Jun 2014 1:05 PM | Anonymous member

    The Norlands, a 19th-century living history museum and working farm, in Livermore, Maine, seeks a dynamic history educator for the position of Program Coordinator. The Program Coordinator facilitates the scheduling of all programs and tours, provides tours for the public and delivers school programs, assists with promoting educational services and volunteer opportunities, and  helps to recruit and supervise volunteers.  In addition, s/he assists with planning special events and workshops. The Program Coordinator works cooperatively with the Director of Interpretation and Training and reports to the Executive Director.

    For a detailed job description, email norlands@norlands.org

    The ideal candidate holds a B.A. in education, history, or similar field; is well-versed in living history education and interpretation methods; familiar with Maine history and rural life in America; effective in working with volunteers and managing diverse groups of all ages, and has excellent interpersonal, communication, and writing skills.  We seek someone who is highly organized, flexible, and self-motivated with the ability to multi-task and work independently and as part of a team. S/he must be familiar with MS Word, Excel, Publisher, database and email systems.


    This is a part-time temporary position, approximately 15 - 18 hours per week with a flexible schedule based on program needs.  Some weekend and evenings required.


    Interested candidates should send a letter of interest and resume to:

     

    Sheri Leahan, director

    Washburn-Norlands Living History Center

    290 Norlands Road

    Livermore, ME 04253


    Or email a PDF to norlands@norlands.org

  • 10 Jun 2014 4:15 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Maine Historical Society's Brown Research Library seeks a full-time (35
    hrs/wk) Project Archivist for processing the recently acquired Bangor
    Theological Seminary Collection. The start date for this 18-month temporary
    project is August 3, 2014. The Project Archivist is responsible for working
    independently and as part of a larger collections management team to
    complete the archival appraisal, processing and description of a nearly 250
    linear ft. collection of institutional records documenting the 200 year
    history of the Bangor Theological Seminary of Bangor, ME, an
    inter-denominational seminary in the Congregational tradition.

    The project includes three components: Project Management, Arranging &
    Describing, and Outreach.

    Project Management:

    .         Creating and implementing a working timeline

    .         Keeping the project on-task and within the 18 month perimeter

    .         Communicating with and reporting to the Society's Archivist as
    well as other technical services staff

    .         Managing the project budget

    .         Supervising other project staff  and volunteers

    Arranging & Describing:

    .         Archival appraisal and survey

    .         Identifying and setting priories in respect to preservation,
    conservation and digitization

    .         Arranging the collection including, but not limited to, re-housing
    and reformatting

    .         Adhering to the industry's best practices

    .         Implementing and/or providing guidelines for preservation and
    conservation

    .         Creation of a completed finding aid in accordance with the
    Society's expectations and current practices

    Outreach:

    .         Cultivation and promotion of the collection though the Society's
    online and printed outlets

    .         Coordinating internal requests for exhibition content and/or
    publications

    .         Providing recommendations to the Society's Maine Memory Network
    Curator

     

    Requirements:

    .         MLS or equivalent degree from an ALA accredited institution with
    graduate coursework in archival management

    .         Five or more years experience as a processing archivist

    .         Experience working with large collections, including series and
    hierarchical organization

    .         Ability to lift and move 40 lbs and stand for long periods of time

    .         Transportation to an offsite facility

     

    Preferred:

     

    .         Experience with institutional records, especially of an academic
    and/or religious nature

    .         Working in a historical society setting

    .         Working knowledge of Maine history

     

    Compensation & Logistics:

     

    Salary at $30,000 per year with benefits package. Processing of this
    collection will take place off-site at the Society's collections management
    center in Portland, ME. The Project Archivist must provide their own
    transportation to and from the site, but are not expected to transport
    collections. Public transportation to the site is limited.

     

     

    Please submit the following electronically to Jamie Rice, MHS Director of
    Library Services at  <mailto:jrice@mainehistory.org> jrice@mainehistory.org

     

    .         A cover letter expressing interest in the position and outlining
    relevant experience

    .         A complete curriculum vitae of education, employment and
    publications

    .         One complete finding aid and one additional writing sample in the
    form of exhibition text, a professional presentation, or a blog post

    .         Three professional references, including current phone, email
    addresses and affiliations

    The above may also be mailed to the following address:

     

    Maine Historical Society

    Brown Research Library

    489 Congress Street

    Portland, ME 04101-3498

    Attn: BTS Search Committee

     

    No Phone Calls Please.

     

    The Application period ends on July 1, 2014.


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