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  • 09 Feb 2012 3:10 PM | Anonymous member

    2012 Summer Fellowships

    Maine Preservation has opened the call for applications for the 2012 Summer Fellowships Program. Fellowships span nine weeks in the summer, with four weeks at Maine Preservation's headquarters, The Captain Reuben Merrill House, and five weeks placed in the field with a preservation trades firm. For details, visit www.mainepreservation.org.

    Deadline for submissions is Sunday, February 26.

  • 09 Feb 2012 9:44 AM | Anonymous member

    There is still space available in the next grant-writing workshop, on Tuesday, February 14.  The workshop focusses on the Historical Records Collections Grant Program, but the basic skills would be applicable to any grant-writing.

    REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Friday morning, Feb. 10
    More information: http://www.state.me.us/sos/arc/mhrab/workshops.html

    Event:  Grant-Writing Workshop, focussed on the Historical Records Collections Grants
    Sponsor: Maine Historical Records Advisory Board
    Time: 9:30 to 3:00
    Price: Free, but you must register
    Place: Maine State Library Conference Room, Augusta
    Dates: February 14 (Tuesday)
     
    You may register for the Grant-Writing workshop by phone or e-mail (287-5791; janet.roberts@maine.gov).  Be sure to include ALL the registration information, including snail mail address and phone number.

  • 07 Feb 2012 9:23 AM | Anonymous member

    The General Henry Knox Museum, an historic house museum in beautiful midcoast Maine, is pleased to post two paid internships for the summer of 2012.  The museum, a recreation of the 1794 mansion built by the country's first Secretary of War, houses an important collection of Federal Period furniture and decorative arts, as well as primary and secondary resources related to the economic development and settling of midcoast Maine.  The museum has a permanent staff of 3.5 FT employees and over fifty active volunteers, and offers a very active range of programs, classes and events during the summer.  For more information, see www.knoxmuseum.org <http://www.knoxmuseum.org/> . 

     

    Curatorial Intern:  This internship is designed to offer a broad range of experience in museum operations, including collections management, interpretation, research, and program and exhibition development.  Specific projects related to the Museum's collections will be developed in consultation with the Museum's staff, and special interests of the intern will be taken into account.  The intern will be trained to give tours and assist in other Museum operations as needed.  The Curatorial Intern will work 5 days a week (30 hours) for 20 weeks, and will be paid a stipend of

    $6,600.   

     

    Marketing Intern: This internship is also designed to offer a broad range of experience in museum operations, including program and exhibition development, interpretation, research, and public relations.  Specific projects related to the Museum's marketing initiatives will be developed in consultation with the Museum's staff and the Museum's marketing committee.

    The intern will be trained to give tours and assist in other Museum operations as needed.  The Marketing Intern will work 5 days a week (30

    hours) for 11 weeks, and will be paid a stipend of $2,900.  

     

    For both internships, undergraduate or graduate students with a background or strong interest in history, historic preservation, education, marketing, library and archival science or museum studies are encouraged to apply.  A high level of self-motivation and initiative is required.  Saturdays and some special evening and weekend events are required.  Starting and ending dates are flexible.  We regret that the museum can not provide housing.

     

    To apply, please send a letter describing your interest and experience with museums and/or nonprofits, a resume and contact information for three references to Intern Search, General Henry Knox Museum, PO Box 326, Thomaston, ME 04861 or by email (Word documents or pdf's only, please)  to info@knoxmuseum.org.  Please indicate in which internship you are interested.  Application deadline is Friday, February 17, 2012.

  • 02 Feb 2012 4:30 PM | Anonymous member

    SPRING 2012 PRESERVATION WORKSHOPS

    Tuesday, April 24 - Andover, MA
    IDENTIFICATION AND CARE OF PHOTOGRAPHS

    Wednesday, April 25 - Boston, MA

    DIGITIZING VINTAGE PHOTOGRAPHS AND NEGATIVES


    Thursday, April 26 - Boston, MA
    METADATA FOR DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHIC COLLECTIONS

    Wednesday, May 2 - Andover, MA
    BASIC BOOK REPAIR

    Thursday, May 3 - Andover, MA

    CUSTOM PROTECTIVE ENCLOSURES

    All workshops are from 9 AM to 3:30 PM
    Registration: $150 ($130 for Early-bird)

    QUESTIONS?
    Contact:
    Donia Conn
    NEDCC Education and Outreach Coordinator

    dconn@nedcc.org

    (978) 470-1010 ext. 220
  • 27 Jan 2012 2:34 PM | Anonymous member
  • 26 Jan 2012 8:57 PM | Anonymous member

    The American Association for State and Local History bestows Leadership in History Awards to establish and encourage standards of excellence in the collection, preservation, and interpretation of state and local history in order to make the past more meaningful to all Americans. By publicly recognizing superior and innovative achievements, the Leadership in History Awards serve as an inspiration to others in the field.

    If you would like to nominate an organization or person for a Leadership in History award, then complete a Leadership in History Nomination Form and submit it to your AASLH State Leadership Team Leader. Do not send nominations to the AASLH office. A nominee does not have to be an AASLH member to apply and self-nominations are encouraged.

    If you would like a form mailed to you, please contact the AASLH office at (615) 320-3203 or by email at hawkins@aaslh.org.

    The deadline for submission is March 1 of each year. Please send nomination information to your State Leadership Team Leader. Questions? Contact Bethany Hawkins, AASLH at 615-320-3203 or email hawkins@aaslh.org.

     

  • 26 Jan 2012 3:11 PM | Anonymous member

     The Maine State Museum seeks a Director to plan and lead the overall activities of the museum as Maine's 2020 bicentennial draws closer.  The Director serves as the public face of the museum, working closely with the Office of the Governor, Legislature, and other state agencies, including the Cultural Affairs Council, a partnership of state and private institutions.  The Director acts as the museum's chief fundraiser, working with the Friends of the Maine State Museum, in order to increase the effectiveness of the overall program of exhibits, education, and collections. The Director guides the museum's outreach activities and collaborations with other museum, natural science and historical organizations throughout the State. 

     

    Qualifications:

    Bachelor's or Master's degree in nonprofit management, museum administration, business or public administration, or related field and ten years' experience in a progressive management role, managing a museum, division or department of a museum or a related entity, including staff leadership, budget development, public outreach and administration.  Skills sought: communications and broad-based community outreach experience; a strategic vision of "the museum of tomorrow;" ability to lead a diverse group of professionals; creative fund raising abilities.

     

    More information: Candidates may request an application form, information about the position and supplemental questions prepared by a Search Committee of the Museum Commission which will make the final selection. 

    Please contact: Julie Cotnoir, Personnel Specialist, GGSS, 74 State House Station, Augusta, Maine 04333-0074, (207) 624-7417.

     

    Further information is available at http://www.maine.gov/fps/opportunities and http://www.mainestatemuseum.org.  Review of applications will begin on March 5, 2012.

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