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Curator Supervisor, New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science, Albuquerque, NM

The Exhibits Curator Supervisor is responsible for supervising and inspiring the Museum of Natural History and Science's talented exhibits staff. The department is responsible for design, fabrication and maintenance of the museum's current and future exhibits. Exhibit changes within the primary galleries should further promote the unique holdings of the Museum. The Exhibits Curator Supervisor and exhibits staff work with other appropriate museum curators to design and install delicate scientific collection material, specimens, artifacts, and artwork. The Exhibits Curator Supervisor will work collaboratively with the Museum's Executive Director and other museum staff members to create and manage a comprehensive schedule of both permanent and traveling exhibits for the Museum. The Exhibits Curator Supervisor is responsible for working strategically with other senior managers to fulfill the Museum's objectives.

Salary: $56,357 - $90,171 Yearly


Open Until: 02/27/2023

Exhibitions Coordinator - New Mexico State University Art Museum, Las Cruces, NM

Oversees and coordinates activities related to developing, installing, monitoring and maintaining exhibitions, museum spaces, and day to day museum facilities operations. Participates in development of exhibitions concepts, designs plans, and implements exhibits, and collaborates with artists and curators to create high-quality exhibition design and responds to the needs of artwork and audience. Constructs and installs exhibitions for display of artifacts, data, artwork, memorabilia, collections, including site-specific, artist-led, and traveling exhibitions. Builds and maintains pedestals, cabinets, and other exhibition furniture; framing; mounting; installation of technology (video/audio/computers) and solves other elements in relation to exhibits. Participates in long-term exhibit planning and development with museum staff and collaborates on exhibition production schedules, exhibition budgets and timelines. Oversees handling, packing, movement/shipment, and inspection of all art objects, including permanent collections, and photographs and creates condition reports for all objects entering and leaving museums and collections. Oversees the maintenance and repair of tools and equipment; estimates costs, purchases materials, equipment and supplies. Prepares spaces onsite and off for exhibition related programming. Manages consultants, volunteers, and student staff during installation periods and in the handling of the permanent collection. Trains/teaches volunteer and students in proper art handling techniques and in preparation of museum spaces. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Salary: $35,646 to $40,061 Yearly


Open Until: 03/08/2023

Education Director, New Mexico Museum of Space History, Alamogordo, NM

This position manages all aspects of the Education Department and the operations and maintenance of the Giant Screen movies and Planetarium presentations. The Education Director conducts research, develops and evaluates the curricula, teaching procedures and educational materials within the education department while providing guidelines to educators and instructors within the department. This includes the responsibility for the administration and implementation of educational programs, both in-house and outreach, services, exhibits, projects, and instructional material. The Education Director will submit staff performance evaluations on a semi-annual basis to ensure that performance expectations are met.

Salary: $50,155 - $80,248 Yearly


Open Until: 03/11/2023

Curator of Education & Public Programs, Maxwell Museum of Anthropology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

We seek an experienced, creative, and forward-thinking museum educator to conceive and implement educational programs. The Curator of Education will serve as the principal liaison for the Museum to families, K-12 educators and students, schools, and community partners in the greater Albuquerque region and throughout the state. The Curator of Education will develop and coordinate the Museum’s robust array of current educational programs, including but not limited to: school tours, family days, summer camp, check-out kits, and traveling trunk programs. With other Museum staff, the Curator of Education will lead efforts to continuously evaluate and improve the Museum’s educational offerings, modifying existing ones and developing new ones in response to community needs and interests and in alignment with the Museum’s mission and vision. They will provide opportunities for UNM students in anthropology, museum studies, education, and other programs to gain experience and participate in the development and implementation of educational programs in an informal learning museum context. They will train and oversee an active docent program and assist in fundraising to support educational programs.

Salary: $3,731.87 - $4,017.00 Monthly


Open Until: 03/24/2023

Director of Archaeology Business Operations, Office of Archaeological Studies, Santa Fe, NM

This position serves as the Director of Business Operations for the Office of Archaeological Studies (OAS), a division of the NM Department of Cultural Affairs. OAS is an enterprise division that provides archaeological services to State, Federal, Tribal, municipal, and private clients on a cost reimbursable basis. This position supervises client archaeological projects, including regulatory definition (permitting), scoping with clients, budget development and management, personnel selection, plan preparation and review, supervision of project execution including archaeological fieldwork, oversight of artifact analyses and report writing, and review to ensure that work products satisfy regulatory requirements. This position also manages State budgets, invoicing clients, preparing personnel evaluations, grants administration and assists the Director in recruiting client projects.

Salary: $68,760 - $110,016 Yearly


Open Until: 04/22/2023

Exhibit Designer - City of Farmington Museum System, Farmington, NM

Works under the administrative guidance and direction of the Curator of Collections and Exhibitions.

  • Responsible for the conceptual design, construction, installation and maintenance of all permanent, temporary and traveling exhibits for the museum system utilizing museum exhibition standards and best practices. May include working with and coordinating progress of outside exhibition design firms.
  • Mounts, installs and dismounts museum exhibitions, resolving problems of design and installation; delivers and assists in installation of exhibits at off site locations.
  • Using excellent customer service skills, establishes and maintains effective working relationships with other employees, officials, and all members of the general public.
  • Works as member of the exhibit development team in the long range planning of exhibits, content and concepts for museum system. Researches ideas and materials presented for exhibit and makes decisions regarding proper visual interpretation; recommends solutions to design problems; assists with determining the most effective design and techniques to produce desired visual effect and educational message.
  • Oversees daily maintenance and operation of exhibits.
  • Fabricates exhibit components or oversees 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.

Salary: $19.9167 to $30.9707 Hourly


Open Until: Until Filled

Exhibit Developer, Explora, Albuquerque, NM

The Exhibit Developer at Explora will draw on a wide range of skills and will work independently and as a member of the Exhibit team on exhibition & exhibit concept design and development, exhibit prototyping, fabrication and installation, and maintenance and repair of exhibits. Explora is committed to building a diverse staff that reflects the demographics of New Mexico and strongly encourages applications from BIPOC candidates.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work as a member of the exhibit team on all aspects of exhibit/exhibition development and maintenance and repair.
  • Work with a team to incorporate visitor-focused feedback and guidance during exhibit development, fabrication, remediation, and evaluation, to ensure that exhibit activities reflect Explora’s pedagogy, program and exhibit criteria, and values.
  • Adhere to project timelines, budgets, and production schedules.
  • Work with inside and outside partners, subcontractors, and content experts.
  • Maintain a safe shop environment following state and federal guidelines and keep necessary records; take part in exhibit shop user group and assist with shop upkeep, including cleaning, stocking supplies, and equipment maintenance.
  • Lead or assist in the fabrication of exhibits and program materials using woodworking and metal tools.
  • Assist with design, installation, and repair of learning environments, including projects like installation of walls and doors, painting, replacing fixtures and partitions, replacing damaged ceiling and floor tiles and carpet. May also assist in larger painting projects and drywall repairs, construction, and demolition as necessary.
  • Provide excellent customer service both internally and externally.
  • The duties and responsibilities outlined above do not comprise a comprehensive list but are intended to provide a representation of the general nature and level of work performed by an employee in this capacity. Explora maintains the right to augment or delete duties and responsibilities as business dictates.

Salary: From $39,000 Yearly


Open Until: Unknown

Instructional Coordinator Supervisor - Lincoln Historic Site, Lincoln, NM

This position is responsible for supervising two or more historic sites staff to include scheduling, employee evaluations, and daily direction of work. This position will also work directly with the regional manager to assist with administrative, duties, developing programs, tours, and events, and coordinating the volunteer programs across both sites.

    Salary: $24.11 - $38.58 Hourly


    Open Until: 03/10/2023

    Director of Archaeology Business Operations - Office of Archaeological Studies, Santa Fe, NM

    This position supervises client archaeological projects, including regulatory definition (permitting), scoping with clients, budget development and management, personnel selection, plan preparation and review, supervision of project execution including archaeological fieldwork, oversight of artifact analyses and report writing, and review to ensure that work products satisfy regulatory requirements. This position also manages State budgets, invoicing clients, preparing personnel evaluations, grants administration and assists the Director in recruiting client projects.

    Project management: Manage all steps of OAS contract execution, archaeological permit documentation, scheduling, and project progress. Oversee project deliverables, contract, plan preparation, archaeological permits, report for client funding, permit satisfaction, and state regulations and curation documentation. Review work of OAS staff to ensure products satisfy regulatory and contract requirements. Assists the Director in recruiting client projects.

    Administer financial operations of the Office of Archaeological Studies: directly manage operating budget, developing project files, track project progress, grants administration, reconciling project budgets, and complete percent complete calculations for projects to ensure routine and frequent billing. Oversee account receivable collections in a timely fashion.

    Direct administrative operations of the Office of Archaeological Studies: manage and provide administrative support to division director and OAS Staff. Supervise all HR functions including scheduling and initiation of HR actions, timekeeping, and administrative support functions. In consultation with Director, assign and schedule staff to project. Ensure employee evaluations are completed in a timely manner per SPO rules.

    Salary: $33.06 - $52.89 Hourly


    Open Until: 04/22/2023

    Hubbard Museum of the American West

    Hubbard Museum of the American West, Ruidoso Downs

    New Mexico Association of Museums

    PO Box #149 
    1933 San Mateo Blvd. NE 
    Albuquerque, NM 87110

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