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Martha's Vineyard Museum MV Museum

Marketing and Events Seasonal Coordinator

Reporting Responsibilities: Membership, Marketing and Events Manager (MME)

Supervisory Responsibilities: Interns

FLSA Status: Nonexempt, Full-Time, Seasonal (May 1 – October 1)

The Marketing and Events Seasonal Coordinator is a crucial member of the development and events team during the busy seasonal schedule. S/he supports the Marketing, Membership, and Events Manager on all events including mission-based programming (lectures, book talks, films, panel discussions, etc.) and fund-raising events (galas, cocktail parties, awareness events, etc.). Also helps in the creation of marketing materials to support Museum and events. Must be willing to work outside of normal business hours, including occasional nights and weekends, and to see time-sensitive projects through to conclusion.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Works with the MME manager to ensure successful planning and execution of all events including all details of set-up and takedown.
  • Responsible for collecting RSVPs to various fund-raising events and communicating information to MME as well as Development and Membership Coordinator.
  • Assists in developing, distributing, and monitoring promotional materials for the Museum and Museum related events.
  • Collaborates with Development Department on several fund-raising events throughout the summer.
  • Supports the ongoing promotion of membership including sales and solicitation programs to individual and business members at events.
  • Assists in executing the ongoing advertising campaign including: print, radio, email, posters, on-line, etc.
  • Assumes responsibility for ensuring Museum materials are stocked at designated Island locations, i.e. Chamber of Commerce, visitor centers, hotels, libraries, etc.

Qualifications:

  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Experience in Microsoft Office with some graphic design experience helpful.
  • Ability to gain/keep confidences, and ability to think/work independently within guidelines.
  • Attentiveness to detail and a passion for accuracy.
  • Appreciation of the Museum's mission, its need to secure funding, and to build audience.

Application Instructions: Please send resume, cover letter, and list of references to Katy Fuller, at kfuller@mvmuseum.org with the subject heading with the subject heading: Marketing and Events Coordinator. Applications will be reviewed as they are received.


Discovery Days Program Manager

Reporting Responsibilities: Education Director

Supervisory Responsibilities: Interns

30-40 hrs a week during 10-week summer period starting in June

The Discovery Days Program Manager is responsible for developing, managing and presenting education summer programs for children ages 5-12 at The Morgan Learning Center in Vineyard Haven. The Morgan Learning Center (known as The Mayhew School House, former home of Sail MV) is a satellite location for the Martha's Vineyard Museum's Edgartown campus. Additional responsibilities include expanding program development and implementation for adults and children at The Morgan Learning Center.

Essential Responsibilities:

Develop and teach parallel Discovery Days Program (taught at Edgartown campus) with minor modifications, maximizing strengths specific to the Vineyard Haven Location. Helps kids to the Island's rich tradition of art, history and culture using museum resources or museum inspired resources. The responsibilities listed below are those that represent the majority of time spent working in this position. Management may assign additional tasks related to the type of work of the position as necessary.

  • Develop and teach engaging museum inspired learning experiences that include (but are not limited to) fine arts and craft traditions.
  • Develop new, additional educational experiences using the unique assets of the Vineyard Haven location while still connecting to Museum collections. These audiences (families, children, adults, seasonal visitors, senior citizens) extend beyond the Discovery Days parameters. For example: book talks, lectures, pop-up exhibitions, art labs.
  • Develop and implement registration procedures.
  • Organize and maintain all Education Department materials off site.
  • Maintain a safe and secured environment.
  • Supervise college aged education intern(s).
  • Evaluate and assess summer programs.
  • Help develop and manage additional summer programming for the community
  • Collaborate on Museum projects with other staff (curatorial, librarian, marketing, development) as necessary.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate has a strong background in fine arts and craft, as well as experience in teaching and project management. Strong presentation skills, organization and classroom management experience are required. Applicants should be flexible, energetic and able to work independently. Creative problem solving is a must. Excellent, broad communications skills are also required – for example when working with family members, younger siblings, caregivers and guardians. Applicant must learn proper object handling and pass CORI/SORI checks.

Application Instructions: Please send resume, cover letter, and list of references to Ann DuCharme, Education Director at aducharme@mvmuseum.org. Applications will be reviewed as they are received.


Education Assistant

Reporting Responsibilities: Education Director

Part-time: 20hrs a week during academic school year starting in March

The Education Assistant is responsible for presenting education programs for K-8 students and teachers, as well as Pre –K and high school students on occasion. This position will help to develop and maintain existing curriculum, as well as research and write new curriculum.

Essential Responsibilities:

The responsibilities listed below are those that represent the majority of time spent working in this position. Management may assign additional tasks related to the type of work of the position as necessary.

  • Teach Martha's Vineyard Museum's existing standards-based activities and units to students and teachers on site in classrooms and to class field trips at the Museum. Maintain scheduling.
  • Work with teachers to develop and implement special requests to align with classroom goals.
  • Organize and maintain the Education Department: objects, files, materials, etc.
  • Use the museum's collections (Past Perfect Software) , library and archives to research and develop new curriculum topics, collaborating with island educators where possible.
  • Help evaluate and assess school programs.
  • • Assist with Summer Program (Discovery Days): planning and prototyping.
  • Evaluate and assess summer programs.
  • • Collaborate on Museum projects with other staff (curatorial, librarian, marketing, development) as necessary.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate holds a college degree in Education, Museum Education and/or History, with solid teaching experience in public schools. Strong presentation skills, organization and classroom management experience are required as are solid research skills. Applicants should be able to demonstrate a professional attitude, a high degree of flexibility, and autonomy. Knowledge of the Martha's Vineyard school system and efficient research skills are strongly preferred. Creativity is a plus. Applicant must learn proper object handling, Past Perfect Software and pass CORI /SORI checks for MVPS.

Application Instructions: Please send resume, cover letter, and list of references to Ann DuCharme, Education Director at aducharme@mvmuseum.org. Applications will be reviewed as they are received.


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