Jobs and Internships

The Association of Maine Archives and Museums provides this forum for members and non-members of MAM to post employment, internship, and contract opportunities for collecting institutions and allied businesses and organizations open to Maine residents. This feature was added in March 2019.

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  • 13 Apr 2022 1:08 PM | Anonymous member

    Job Summary:

    Museum of Art

    Full-time, Temporary, Non-Exempt, Hourly, Support Staff Appointment

    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 position offers broad exposure to work across all areas of the museum that fosters increased visibility of and access to the museum’s programs and resources, with particular emphasis on communications, exhibitions and publications, collections, and student engagement pathways. The Mirken fellow reports to the communications manager and the Barbara Alfond manager of exhibitions and publications and works with all departments including communications, administration, advancement, collections, curatorial, and engagement.

    Essential Functions and Responsibilities

    • Support museum communications an information access
      • Assist the communications manager in executing the museum’s digital marketing, including website and web content, e-newsletters, digital and print publicity, and social media
      • Update and maintain the centralized photography archive of museum images; maintain digital and print archives of museum advertising, collaterals, and earned media
      • Research and facilitate artwork image rights and reproduction requests
      • With the communications manager and the manager of registration and collections, monitor photography and videography in museum galleries to ensure the safety and integrity of the objects on view
      • Assist as needed with museum collection inquiries and research and related initiatives that support collection access
    • Support and facilitate student engagement and pathways
      • Work with Department of Art faculty leads, prepare and schedule travel and logistics of Department of Art annual Mirken field trip for student professional development in the museum field
      • Organize professional development and networking opportunities for 45+ museum student employees, including art partner field trips, staff meet and greet programs, and museum studies conversations
      • Assist with student engagement and opportunities at the museum, including assisting with academic engagement, public programs, and supporting the Student Guide program
    • Provide support for the museum’s exhibitions and publications
      • Assist the manager of exhibitions and publications with logistics for exhibition installations
      • Maintain the internal exhibitions website, including content management and updates
      • Assist with exhibition catalogue proposals, correspondence with publishers, designers and editors, and production and distribution of publication projects
      • Support the distribution and sale of Colby Museum publications, including organizing book fair opportunities and book sales, conducting outreach to booksellers and arts organizations, and posting publications on the Colby Museum website
    • Attend and support museum special projects and events, including occasional night and weekend events
    • Perform additional duties as assigned; duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent in education and experience
    • Relevant coursework in art history and demonstrable administrative experience preferred
    • Highly motivated, flexible, and comfortable with diverse audiences
    • Outstanding interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills with a high level of motivation
    • Unwavering commitment to fostering an antiracist, equitable work environment supportive of people from different cultures, backgrounds, and life paths
    • Excellent research skills and attention to detail
    • Experience in a professional environment, able to work collaboratively within a team and a diverse organization
    • Able to work independently as well as in a team, exercise judgment, establish priorities, and manage projects with minimal supervision and to adjust as new projects are assigned
    • Ability to effectively collaborate with staff, students, and faculty
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite; Adobe Creative Suite, especially Photoshop and InDesign; WordPress; and Google applications; familiarity with digital cloud collaboration platforms preferred

    Working Conditions/Physical Requirements

    General open office and campus environment. Position involves sitting, although frequent movement is necessary. Occasional lifting is required. Computer usage involving repetitive hand/wrist motion is also necessary. Some night and weekend work required based on museum events.

    For more information and to apply visit:

    https://colby.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/ColbyCareers/details/Mirken-Family-Postbaccalaureate-Fellowship-in-Museum-Practice_R0000860

  • 13 Apr 2022 12:57 PM | Anonymous member

    Job Summary:

    Museum of Art

    Part-time, Temporary, Non-Exempt, Hourly, Staff Appointment

    This museum preparation and installation crew position provides essential assistance to the senior preparator, manager of installations and operations, and manager of collections and registration in the physical care and handling and installation of the Museum’s art collection and exhibition loans and the preparation and maintenance of gallery spaces. This is a project-based, temporary, part-time position, with crew members scheduled for hours as needed and dependent upon availability to complete special exhibition or permanent collection gallery installation projects. We encourage inquiries from candidates who will contribute to the diversity of our College, including its cultural and ethnic diversity.

    Essential Functions and Responsibilities

    • Assist with exhibition preparation including, but not limited to, framing, preparing, hanging, moving of heavy sculpture, installation, de-installation, packing, shipping, and receiving artwork
    • Assist as needed with preparation, matting and framing, basic collections care, and basic cleaning of objects in the Museum collection
    • Move object cases and other exhibit furniture, install art in all media – mount vinyl text, object labels, photographs and other didactic exhibition material; design and fabricate museum mounts for small objects
    • Perform additional duties as assigned; duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice

    Qualifications

    • A high school diploma or equivalent required; professional coursework or post-secondary education are a plus
    • Prior experience with the care and handling of fine art objects in a museum or related setting required;  1-3 years of experience preferred
    • Manual dexterity and care in the handling of art objects and ability to carefully follow established procedures; attention to detail and accuracy are critical
    • Basic carpentry skills and/or knowledge of standard tools, practices, and methods in painting, rough and finish carpentry preferred
    • Ability to make an impact through work as a member of a team and diverse community

    Working Conditions/Physical Requirements

    General open office and campus environment. Position involves frequent movement. Ability to lift up to 75 pounds, climb scaffolding, work at heights, and stand for extended periods is required. Ability to use eyes and hands to examine and handle delicate objects. Work outside of normal business hours may be required.

    For more information and to apply visit:

    https://colby.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/ColbyCareers/details/Museum-Preparation-and-Installation_R0000861

  • 30 Mar 2022 1:47 PM | Anonymous member

    OVERVIEW

    Maine Maritime Museum (MMM) is an independent, nonprofit institution dedicated to celebrating Maine’s vibrant maritime culture. Because this culture includes different backgrounds, perspectives, and voices—and because our museum welcomes visitors from around the world—our institution is firmly committed to diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion.

    If you believe in museums’ important role to reveal the past, to inform the present, and to shape the future, we invite you to join our team. You will join us on the beautiful banks of the Kennebec River, on a twenty-acre campus where collaboration and creativity are encouraged.

    POSITION SUMMARY

    Reporting to the senior leadership team and working closely with the Executive Director, the Senior Accountant is the primary accounting staff member at MMM. The Senior Accountant works closely with the Director of Development, the Director of Programs & Operations, the Office & Human Resources Assistant, and contracted staff to accomplish all accounting activities, including the following:

    ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

           Completes general accounting functions including preparing journal entries, recording revenue and processing accounts payable and completing the month-end closing.

           Manages cash, including recording of receipts from donors and members, admissions, tours, and the store. Maintains a current cashflow projection.

           Reviews payroll prior to processing (ADP) and ensures it is properly recorded.

           Completes reconciliations of accounts, including restricted funds and the investment account.

           Maintains the unitization calculation, and accounts for endowment earnings and distributions.

           Partnering with senior management, develops annual operating and capital budgets—for both restricted and unrestricted projects. Prepares multi-year projection and other analysis. 

           Provides financial reports to senior leadership and the Board.

           Completes schedules required for audit. Coordinates the preparation of supporting documentation.

           Maintains the currency of accounting policies, processes, and Internal Controls.

           Maintains accounting application (Sage), including reconciliation to fund-raising software (Altru) and to the museum store point-of-sale system (Shopify).

           Performs other related duties as required.

    EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

    Degree in accounting. Four years of experience showing growth in responsibility. Non-profit experience required. CPA and/or public accounting experience is a plus.

    QUALIFICATIONS

           Proven nonprofit accounting knowledge and experience.

           Knowledge of Uniform Prudent Management of Institutional Funds Act (UPMIFA).

           Thrives in a team-oriented, collaborative culture built on respect.

           Knowledge of and experience working with accounting systems—ideally Sage. Familiarity with Financial Edge (legacy) a plus.

           Able to effectively function as a financial resource to senior staff.

           Able to organize time effectively and remain flexible during seasonally changing demands.

           Excellent written and oral presentation skills. Able to compose correspondence and reporting that is creative, convincing, and concise.

     

    TERMS

    The Senior Accountant position is a full-time, salaried, exempt position with full benefits in Bath, Maine. Starting salary is $50,000–$65,000 per annum, commensurate with experience.

    EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

    MMM is an equal opportunity employer and does not tolerate discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, age, protected genetic information, status as a parent, marital status, political affiliation, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

    APPLY

    Please email a cover letter and resume to hr@maritimeme.org.


  • 30 Mar 2022 11:03 AM | Anonymous member

    First Amendment Museum - Augusta, Maine

    Manager of Communications and Digital Engagement: 

    Reporting to the CEO, the Manager of Communications and Digital Engagement is charged with coordinating, creating and maintaining the museum’s communications with a primary focus on its online presence, programming and events.

    This position oversees website production, management and analytics; social media production and coordination; email marketing; producing and editing online video content; and building and curating online exhibits. The role also includes designing and generating printed collateral, and shared oversight of the museum’s CRM, data storage, and e-commerce systems. This position will also be involved in exploring possibilities in Web 3.0.

    We are looking for a proactive individual who can both work collaboratively and excel on their own in a start-up environment. We are a small, nimble team that values productive people, quality work, honest interactions, and a healthy work/life balance. In this role you will grow professionally, make an impact, and be exposed to all aspects of the museum world.

    Full description:  www.firstamendmentmuseum.org/MCDE 

    Salaried @ $50K + generous benefits which include health, life, dental, vision, maternity, 401k, opportunities for professional development, & hybrid home/office schedule.

    Send cover letter & resume (should include examples of past work product) in one pdf to connect@firstamendmentmuseum.org before 4.29.22.

  • 23 Mar 2022 3:22 PM | Anonymous member

    Exhibition Coordinator

    OVERVIEW

    Maine Maritime Museum (MMM) is an independent, nonprofit institution dedicated to celebrating Maine’s vibrant maritime culture. Because this vibrant culture includes different backgrounds, perspectives, and voices—and because our museum welcomes visitors from around the world—our institution is firmly committed to diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion.

    If you believe in museums’ important role to reveal the past, to inform the present, and to shape the future, we invite you to join our team. You will join us on the beautiful banks of the Kennebec River, on a twenty-acre campus where collaboration and creativity are encouraged.

    POSITION SUMMARY

    As a key member of the Curatorial team and working under the Chief Curator and with assistance from the Collections & Library Services Manager, the Exhibition Coordinator supports all aspects of the museum’s exhibition program, including scheduling, planning, design, fabrication, and installation. Drawing on interdisciplinary teams inside and outside the museum, they create and implement visitor-centered exhibitions that educate, engage, and surprise.

    ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

    • ·         Works internally with staff from Curatorial and Education departments to develop new exhibitions. Works externally with artists, guest curators, and other stakeholders to plan and implement traveling exhibitions, featured shows, and other displays throughout the museum's grounds. Future opportunities exist to curate individual exhibitions.
    • ·         Coordinates logistics for upcoming gallery changeovers, including loan correspondence, shipping, design work, equipment rentals, and artist correspondence.
    • ·         Oversees exhibition design and installation, drawing upon internal and external resources.
    • ·         Responsible for monitoring and maintaining existing exhibits.
    • ·         Supports Development staff to craft grant applications in support of exhibitions.
    • ·         Serves as a passionate ambassador for the museum’s exhibition program.
    • ·         Performs other related duties as required.

    EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

    Holds a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field and/or at least 2 years of experience in exhibition production, graphic design, or curatorial work.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    • ·         Excellent project management skills. Ability to multitask and meet deadlines.
    • ·         Strong audiovisual technology skills, including projection, digital signage, and interactive media players. Experience with printing exhibit-related materials, including wall panels, vinyl applications, or banners.
    • ·         Skilled in design and storytelling. Knowledge or familiarity of maritime material culture is a plus.
    • ·         Communicative and collaborative with coworkers and supervisors. Must work well in a cross-departmental team environment with Curatorial, Education, Facilities, Guest Services, Development, and Finance staff.
    • ·         An open-minded, strategic thinker.
    • ·         Strong preparator and art-handling skills.
    • ·         Proficient in Microsoft Office, Google Workspace, and Adobe Creative Cloud.
    • ·         Familiarity with or willingness to learn PastPerfect Web Edition.

     

    TERMS

    The Exhibition Coordinator position is a full-time, salaried, exempt position with full benefits. Starting salary is $35–45k per annum, commensurate with experience.

    EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

    MMM is an equal opportunity employer and does not tolerate discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, age, protected genetic information, status as a parent, marital status, political affiliation, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

    APPLY

    Please email a cover letter and resume to hr@maritimeme.org.

     


  • 23 Mar 2022 11:31 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Geiger Museum Learning Internship

    The Geiger Museum Learning Internship offers an opportunity for a local high school or early college student (rising 11th/ 12th graders, recent high school graduates, or rising 1st/ 2nd-year college students) to explore the varied careers available in the museum and nonprofit field during summer 2022. The Geiger Museum Learning Intern will gain an up-close look at the behind-the-scenes operations of the museum as they work closely with museum staff across departments on varying museum initiatives. The intern’s primary role will be finding innovative ways to integrate the museum’s collection and historic campus into new educational programs/experiences for visitors and summer campers. Within this framework, the student will take a leadership role in a project of their choosing. They will work under the direction of museum education staff to gain valuable experience in owning their project from conception to implementation. Additionally, the intern will assist with other program and curatorial projects to develop professional skills in time management, accountability, effective communication, and teamwork.

    The Geiger Museum Learning Internship will report to the Manager of Education. The internship is open to students with a broad range of career interests seeking to sharpen their professional skills and begin building their professional portfolio. The student will work a total of 224 hours at the rate of $13.75/hour, to be completed between June-August 2022.

     

    PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Research, develop, and facilitate a gallery program for families and visitors
    • Assist with Kennebec Explorers Day Camp and Crosscurrents Youth Learning & Leadership Program

     

    Other possible intern responsibilities include:

    • Leading public-facing museum and vessel tours and/or demonstrations
    • Assisting Guest Services with visitor orientation
    • Collections Inventory
    • Exhibit Installations
    • Develop social media content
    • Attending weekly staff meetings

     

    Details:

    • 224 hours at $13.75/hour
    • Up to 40 hours/week for six weeks between June-August 2021 (start and end dates adjustable depending on school schedules)

     

    QUALIFICATIONS

    • Must be at least 16 years old prior to start date
    • Rising 11th/ 12th graders, recent high school graduates, or rising 1st/ 2nd-year college students
    • Desire to learn and be a part of a team
    • Interested in museums, education, public history and/or non-profits
    • Interested in developing professional skills
    • Experience or interest in working with the public and children
    • Ability to be flexible and work in a fast-pace environment
    • Familiarity with Microsoft Office a plus

     

    HOW TO APPLY

    Review of applications will begin February 1, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Please submit .pdf documents including a cover letter, resume, and one letter of recommendation to Debbie Seybold, Human Resources Assistant, at hr@maritimeme.org.

     

    ABOUT US

    Maine Maritime Museum (MMM) is an independent, nonprofit institution dedicated to celebrating Maine’s vibrant maritime culture. Because this vibrant culture includes different backgrounds, perspectives, and voices—and because our museum welcomes visitors from around the world—our institution is firmly committed to inclusion, accessibility, diversity, and equity.

    If you believe in museums’ important role to reveal the past, to inform the present, and to shape the future, we invite you to join our team. You will join us on the beautiful banks of the Kennebec River, on a twenty-acre campus where collaboration and creativity are encouraged.

  • 23 Mar 2022 11:30 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Collections Stewardship Intern

    If you believe in museums’ important role to reveal the past, to inform the present, and to shape the future, we invite you to be part of our team. You will join us on the beautiful banks of the Kennebec River, on a twenty-acre campus where collaboration and creativity are encouraged.

     

    Position Summary

    The Collections Stewardship Intern will support an Institute of Museum and Library Services grant conducting a comprehensive inventory, cataloging, and digitization project in its principal collection storage space. The project will provide the museum with substantially improved intellectual and physical control of a large portion of its object collection, resulting in increased access and improved collection care. The internship provides exposure to wide-ranging Collections Management activities and an opportunity to work with a diverse collection that includes models, clothing and textiles, furniture, fishing materials, and other 3D and 2D cultural heritage objects.

    The primary role of the internship is to assist in inventory reconciliation and collections research that resolves Found in Collections objects and informs recommendations for disposal in compliance with abandoned property statutes. Research will take place with the museum’s accession, loan, and exhibition files. Reporting to the Collections Manager, the Intern will gain experience with archival research, museum registrarial practice, and collection database management while working closely with other project staff and volunteers. The internship is a total of 400 hours at the rate of $15/hour, to be completed between May-August 2022.

     

    Primary Responsibilities

    • Collections inventory
    • Provenance research
    • Data entry in adherence to minimum cataloging standards

     

    Additional duties

    • Object cleaning and rehousing
    • Assist with deaccession disposals
    • Prepare objects for digital photography

     

    Details

    • 400 hours at $15/hour
    • Up to 40 hours/week for 10 weeks between May-August 2022 (flexible start and end dates)

     

    Qualifications

    • Coursework in American History, Art History, or Museum Studies
    • Excellent organizational, written, and interpersonal skills
    • Regional historical and maritime history knowledge a plus
    • Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite
    • Ability to perform in a team environment
    • Ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time
    • Lift items weighing up to 50 pounds may be required

     

    Maine Maritime Museum (MMM) is an independent, nonprofit institution dedicated to celebrating Maine’s vibrant maritime culture. Because this vibrant culture includes different backgrounds, perspectives, and voices—and because our museum welcomes visitors from around the world—our institution is firmly committed to inclusion, accessibility, diversity, and equity.

     

    How to Apply

    Review of applications will begin March 7, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Please submit .pdf documents including a cover letter and resume to Debbie Seybold, Human Resources Assistant, at hr@maritimeme.org.

    This position is subject to sex offender and criminal background checks.
    Maine Maritime Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

  • 15 Mar 2022 4:24 PM | Anonymous member

    The Brick Store Museum in Kennebunk seeks a collaborative, enthusiastic professional to join our team as Museum Educator to coordinate the Museum’s engaging educational initiatives and programs for both children and adults. The position will facilitate current programs (i.e. field trips, in-classroom visits, scheduling guest lectures, etc.) to ensure continued programming; and will prioritize and  develop new initiatives with the staff team to broaden the reach of Museum education in the community.

    This role will likely work with adult, student, and early childhood audiences for both in-person/on-site programming and on virtual learning platforms. Experience in museum or public education is preferred.  This role is a perfect fit for someone passionate about learning and engaging the public. Requirements: excellent communication skills with an ability to adapt lessons and tours to different ages, learning styles, and abilities; Willingness and flexibility to deliver programs virtually through Zoom and Wordpress; Comfort and confidence in building and delivering programs to both adults and children.

    Part-Time: Position is 16 hours (two full days) per week, $18 per hour

    Please send your letter of introduction (please include links to any examples of your recent work) and resume to edirector@brickstoremuseum.orgby April 30, 2022.


  • 15 Mar 2022 1:20 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Victoria Mansion, an historic house museum in Portland, Maine, seeks a full-time Director of Development to help build and sustain relationships with our members, donors, and institutional partners.  The Director of Development works with the Executive Director to cultivate ties with the larger community, manage and grow the museum’s membership program, and implement annual giving campaigns. The Director of Development also manages fundraising events and works with senior staff to write grants and facilitate capital gifts.  Flexibility and the ability to work collaboratively with a small staff a must.  The successful candidate will have excellent written and interpersonal communication skills, a high comfort level with technology, and a demonstrated interest in history, art history, or the decorative arts.  BA or higher degree and 5+ years of development specific experience required.  Capital fundraising experience a plus.  Victoria Mansion offers a competitive benefits package including paid time off, health, vision, and dental insurance, and matching retirement contributions.  Salary range $45,000-$47,500 depending on experience.  For additional information, please view the position description at: https://victoriamansion.org/2022/03/08/victoria-mansion-seeks-director-of-development/

    To apply send cover letter, resume, and three references to the attention of Tim Brosnihan, Executive Director, Victoria Mansion, 109 Danforth St., Portland, ME 04101 or via email to tbrosnihan@victoriamansion.org.  Victoria Mansion is committed to fair and accessible employment practices, and all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply for this position.

  • 15 Mar 2022 9:45 AM | Anonymous member
    The Cultural Alliance of Maine (CAM), a new statewide coalition to unite, champion, and advance Maine’s cultural sector, seeks an inaugural Director: a cooperative and transformational leader with a commitment to and skills in equitable, anti-racist community building and shared leadership. This individual will have an entrepreneurial, collaborative mindset and be excited by the work needed to partner with a wide range of stakeholders and constituents to establish CAM as a nonprofit in 2022-23 and to build this alliance; strong environmental, networking, and organizational development skills, and the verbal and written abilities to represent and advocate for the advancement of Maine’s libraries, historical societies, arts organizations, creative industries, and cultural workers. 5+ years in cultural and/or nonprofit or legislative work desirable.

    CAM’s goals are to establish unified efforts in support of the many diverse components of Maine’s cultural sector amongst a community that:
    • Collaborates and is mutually supportive, regardless of organizational size, geography, budget, mission, etc.; 
    • Communicates with and learns from each other, shares resources and information;
    • Engages and educates elected officials, policymakers, funders, and the general public to increase visibility and understanding of the cultural community’s impact;
    • Works collectively to address resource allocation, related policy, crises and critical issues.
    The Alliance seeks a collaborative and transformational leader with a commitment to and skills in equitable, anti-racist community building and shared leadership as its first F/T Director. This individual will have:
    • An entrepreneurial mindset and enthusiasm for shepherding the creation and launch of a new statewide nonprofit organization;
    • Passion for culture-making and the role of culture in strengthening communities;
    • A collaborative style and the ability to interface with diverse constituents;
    • A willingness to travel the state in-person and/or virtually, and to connect personally with constituents;
    • Strong organizational development skills, including but not limited to nonprofit administration, fundraising, and facilitation;
    • An ability to widely scan broad environments, identifying issues and opportunities and synthesizing information for the field; 
    • Excellent communication skills, including both written and verbal presentations.
    The Director will:
    • Steward and lead a statewide collaborative vision within a wide and diverse field of stakeholders and constituents including nonprofit, for profit, and individual constituents in the arts, creative industries, and humanities, the latter specifically but not limited to libraries, historical societies, and historic preservation.
    • Connect the cultural sector (nonprofits, for profits, individuals) for peer learning and consensus-building around shared interests, opportunities and challenges, with an emphasis on elevating equity in the field;
    • Identify and manage policy issues and gaps in sector-relevant resources;
    • Act as the sector’s primary liaison with state and regional governments, building and maintaining the necessary relationships to keep the cultural sector and its infrastructure an active member and concern of policy and budget conversations;
    • Oversee advocacy, research, and communications materials and strategies on behalf of Maine’s cultural sector, championing its wide impact both internally and externally and elevating the visibility of Maine culture;
    • Participate in the development of a new and sustainable organization structurally, legally, and financially.
    Specific responsibilities are aligned within five priority areas as established by the field during CAM’s pilot year of 2021: Championing the sector internally and externally; Community, Consensus, and Knowledge Building; Advocacy; Research and Analysis; Governance and Administration.
    • Champion and advance the sector internally and externally, raising visibility, promoting value, and building broad engagement and consensus.
    • Manage and grow a budget that includes room for contractor fees where needed.
    • Oversee creation and distribution of research and messaging relevant to community priorities across multiple media and content channels, including economic impact reports; commercially produced video’s; PSA’s; talking points for members; recordings of Alliance events.
    • Create opportunities, gatherings, materials, trainings and events to build community and collective knowledge in and advocacy for the field, including but not limited to a regular advance calendar of public convenings; messaging kits; website, social media, and newsletter; the keeping and distribution of records of communications, meetings, convenings or events hosted by or on behalf of the Alliance.
    • Facilitate communication and engagement in CAM by diverse individuals and entities in the  broader cultural community.
    • Identify top advocacy opportunities and priorities and create, lead, and/or oversee strategies and initiatives.
    • Lead efforts to increase the visibility of the cultural sector and its economic  and community impacts to policymakers/decision-makers, including direct lobbying and media engagement.
    • Attend relevant public committee meetings, sharing information with elected officials, and drafting or coordinating sign-on letters.
    • Represent Maine and participate in the Creative States Coalition, and/or similar regional, state, and national efforts.
    • Collaborating with other entities, research organizations, and/or hired contractors, direct 1 - 2 research projects annually including creation of data reports and communication tools to support advocacy. Determine what data national peer organizations are seeking and gathering and coordinate where appropriate. Create summaries/analyses of stakeholder input gathered on revolving bases.
    • Through ongoing partnership with MANP and/or additional hires, coordinate, facilitate, and lead CAM’s process to becoming a 501 C 3 nonprofit, including participation in and/or leadership of structural, legal, and development systems.
    • Beginning with a growing budget raised over three years by the founding Steering Committee, collaborate with the Board and field to develop financial and sector resources to create a sustainable organizational model.
    • General Administration: Lead the development of vision, work and business plans for the next stages of the project in alignment with overall project goals. Project and manage budget and cash flows. Coordinate funding efforts/revenue generation including Letters of Intent, competitive applications, and funders’ reports. Additionally, coordinate, facilitate, and support CAM’s virtual meetings (and possibly in-person meetings should public health guidance allow) of the Cultural Alliance of Maine, Steering Committee and/or Governing Board (and potentially  meetings of smaller groups as determined by the governance structure.) Manage project subcontractors (such as  lobbyists, speakers, designers, policy analysts). Maintain accurate and complete project records.
    About CAM
    The Cultural Alliance of Maine is a group of organizations and individual leaders who are committed to uniting, advancing, and promoting Maine’s diverse cultural sector, including the arts, humanities, and creative industries, and better leveraging the resources and policies applicable to the increased centrality of the field as part of Maine’s socioeconomic well being. The Alliance is currently governed by a founding Steering Committee made of constituent organizations which has raised the initial two years of funding for the Alliance, and is in the process of reshaping its governance body to ensure it best represents CAM’s founding values of equity, inclusivity, and diversity. This work is running in parallel to the hiring of the Director with the goal of bringing the new Director and governance team together to finalize the shape of the organization. At this time, the Alliance is a freestanding project fiscally sponsored by the Maine Association of Nonprofits; it is not a separate legal entity and does not have a separate legal existence. The goal is to organize and confirm status as a 501 C 3 nonprofit corporation by early 2023. 

    The Director of the Cultural Alliance of Maine will be hired by and report to the Cultural Alliance of Maine Steering Committee, representing diverse non-profit cultural organizations around the state. Administrative and fiscal management for the project is provided by the Maine Association of Nonprofits (MANP). 

    Contract Terms:
    • Initial 12-month term
    • Compensation: $70,000 + benefits package
    • Starting June - July 2022
    To be considered for this position, please email your application to culturalmaine@gmail.com, using the word APPLICATION to start your subject line. We invite you to include with your resume a cover letter that addresses why you believe the Cultural Alliance of Maine is needed, and the unique strengths and approaches you would bring to the Director role.

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