New Mexico Association of Museums

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Chief Curator, New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum, Las Cruces

The purpose of this position is to serve as the Deputy Director for Museum Programs and  Chief Curator at the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum. This position serves as one of the primary interpreters of the museum's overall mission and also as one of the primary strategists for conceiving, designing and implementing programs to fulfill the museum's mission. This position is also responsible for staff training requirements and providing assistance with the duties in the absence of the Museum Director.

Deadline for application: April 4, 2018

Director of Education, Museum of International Folk Art, Santa Fe

This position exits to promote the mission of the museum by providing educational activities at the Museum of International Folk Art for all audiences. This position is also responsible for promoting public awareness of the museum. This position manages, supervises and administers the Education Department at the museum. This position is also responsible for developing, and implementing  public programs, school programs, curriculum development, and exhibition, and also promoting and coordinating  public relations.

Deadline for application: April 8, 2018

Registrar & Collections Manager, Silver City Museum, Silver City

The ideal candidate will have experience assessing and updating registration and collections procedures. This individual will be someone who enjoys problem solving and organizing both record-keeping systems and collections storage. The person in this position will need to have the ability to remedy registration issues and backlogs. This is an opportunity to be an integral part of a local history museum taking on challenges and contributing to policy and exhibits. The Registrar and Collections Manager will be involved in setting long range and short range priorities, preparing for AAM reaccreditation, overseeing collections inventories, collections care, database management with PastPerfect, digitization projects, and grant writing. This person must be able to manage multi projects and deadlines. Collections strengths at the Silver City Museum are historical photographs and textiles (costume). The scope of our Collections spans the entire period of human habitation in southwest New Mexico. The Museum¹s most significant artifact is the 1881 H.B. Ailman House, which is on the National Historic Registry. Accordingly, the Registrar and Collections Manager will need to work with the Director and Town Board Facilities Committee in addressing the needs of this structure. The Registrar and Collections Manager oversees and is responsible for: all Museum registration functions; collections storage, condition and care; proper artifact handling; rights and reproductions; loans, insurance, and all legal matters governing the collection; updating and adhering to collections management, collections care; and disaster and emergency policies. Reports to the Museum Director. Other duties as assigned.

Deadline for application: April 16, 2018

Exhibits Designer, Farmington Museum, Farmington

The Exhibits Designer works under the administrative guidance and direction of the Museum Director. This position is responsible for the conceptual design, construction, installation and maintenance of all permanent, temporary and traveling exhibits for the museum system; working as member of the exhibit development team in the long range planning of exhibits, content and concepts for museum system; overseeing daily maintenance and operation of exhibits; fabricating exhibit components or overseeing fabrication work with outside designers and fabricators as assigned to insure a quality product; coordinates with other city departments including parks and recreation and building maintenance for fabrication work; assisting with and designing all visual aspects in museum system including but not limited to: exhibits, river interpretive signage, directional/informational signage, store merchandise, displays, marketing/ advertising displays, visitor information booth, etc.; and more.

Deadline for application: Open until filled (updated 3/16/18)

Digital Archivist, Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque

The Albuquerque Museum seeks a full-time Digital Archivist (City of Albuquerque full time classified position; M13). This position acquires and maintains historical significant collections of documents and records, collects and organizes digital and hard copy media, and researches, locates, and provides information in response to public requests. A Bachelor’s degree in library science, history, archival science or a related field is required, plus two years of experience in library, archives or museum processing; Certification by the Academy of Certified Archivists preferred. Salary $35,089.60 – 41,932.80 annually; position closes 2/26/18. Applicants must submit an application online to the City of Albuquerque (not Albuquerque Museum) at

Deadline for application: Open until filled

Associate Project Coordinator, Casa San Ysidro: The Gutiérrez/Minge House, Corrales

The Albuquerque Museum seeks a part time site manager at the Albuquerque Museum’s Casa San Ysidro: The Gutiérrez/Minge House in Corrales, NM. This position serves as Casa San Ysidro’s liaison to community and partner organizations. The primary goals of the site manager are to provide the greatest public access to the site through museum initiatives that conform to site preservation standards, and to meet revenue and attendance targets set by the organization. The site manager also helps to define and follow Museum procedures as they apply to Casa. A degree in History, Museum Studies, or related field is required; 2 years’ experience overseeing a historic house museum is preferred.   This part-time position, titled Associate Project Coordinator 2, is with Rivenrock Staffing (not City of Albuquerque). The wage is $19.75/hr, not to exceed 40 hrs/week. A 3-month break is required for every 2 years of employment.

To apply, contact Rivenrock Staffing in Albuquerque, 505-336-4222. Applicants must apply through Rivenrock, not the City of Albuquerque, to be eligible.

Deadline for application: Open until filled

Curator, New Mexico History Museum, Santa Fe

This position will be responsible for researching and cataloging museum objects and artifacts, conducting exhibition research and curation, and responding to public and professional inquiries regarding the museum's collection. Incumbent will also work closely with museum leadership staff to plan/develop state of the art exhibitions in alignment with the museum's mission; produce written and other published materials that are related to the museum's collection/exhibitions; and coordinate multi disciplinary teams to ensure the exhibit development and production projects are finished within budget and in a timely manner.

Deadline for application: Open until filled

Volunteer Coordinator & Society Board Liaison, Silver City Museum Society, Silver City

The purpose of this position is to ensure all volunteer positions are covered by well-trained volunteers and to schedule all volunteers needed for events (i.e., 4th of July and Victorian Christmas) as defined by Event Coordinator; and to act as a liaison between Society staff and the Silver City Museum Board.  To recruit volunteers and Museum Society board members. The ideal candidate will have enthusiasm for training, motivating, and working with volunteers. The volunteer coordinator manages a volunteer corps, and serves as a public face for the Museum and the Museum Society.

 Duties & Responsibilities

Coordinates volunteer services for the Museum including:

  • performs volunteer outreach, recruitment, screening, and placement
  • acts as liaison between the Museum staff and the Silver City Museum Society Board
  • conducts promotional campaigns to increase number and diversity of volunteers
  • provides volunteer orientation, training, support, supervision, and feedback
  • schedules volunteer staffing for Museum
  • maintains volunteer service database in PastPerfect
  • organizes volunteer appreciation activities
  • works unfilled week and weekend volunteer work positions
  • serves as staff backup for membership data base and Mansardian production
  • Store support:  assists with opening and closing store POS per weekly schedule
  • Store support:  close out store on AccuPos and prepare sale receipts from deposits

Coordinates regular and special events for the Museum including:

  • activities associated with courtyard and other museum rental programs.
  • activities of event committees and volunteers to ensure smooth operation, effective public presentation, and post-event           critiques
  • holiday and evening hours will be required for managing volunteers in conjunction with the Events Coordinator’ s needs. Fill in as needed for unfilled volunteer positions.  Weekends required.
  • promotes awareness of and support for the Museum within the community at large; shares general duties with office staff as needed; other duties as assigned.
For consideration, please email cover letter and resume to or mail/deliver to Silver City Museum Society, Personnel Committee, PO Box 344, 312 West Broadway, Silver City, NM 88061.

Deadline for application: Open until filled

Hubbard Museum of the American West

Hubbard Museum of the American West, Ruidoso Downs

MAIL: PMB #149 1208 San Pedro NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110 - 6762


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