The mission of the Morris Museum is to elevate the cultural consciousness, excite the mind and enhance the quality of life of children and adults in the communities it serves by providing excellence in programming and education in the arts, sciences and humanities.
The Museum, family oriented and community focused, provides unique school offerings, changing exhibitions and distinctive performances to further the understanding and appreciation of the role of arts, sciences and humanities in our diverse communities. It also builds and preserves a permanent collection of art, science and cultural materials and organizes and presents exhibits, educational programs and publications which serve as a significant learning resource for the citizens of the State of New Jersey.
Museum Educator/Birthday Party Assistant
This position involves teaching museum education programs (off-site and on site),and assisting at Family Festivals and birthday parties. This is a part-time position (estimated 20 hours per week). Weekend availability is required. This position offers the opportunity to gain experience working at a major cultural institution in New Jersey.
- Teach interdisciplinary education programs to student groups of all needs and abilities, from Pre-K through Grade 12, as well as adults and senior citizens;
- Work with the School Group Coordinator on various scheduled outreach and on site programs.
- Update school programs and develop new programming based on Core Curriculum Standards as needed.
- Assist the Birthday Party Coordinator by conducting education programs for children’s parties and prepping materials.
- Motivate Museum visitors to make discoveries and connections to their lives and the world around them;
- Organize approximately 3 Family Festivals per year;
- Assist on Tot Tour Fridays and other education programming for children and families on site;
- Assist with developing marketing and assessment materials/activities;
- Other administrative and education duties as assigned.
- Supervise interns and volunteers who assist at education programs and Family Festivals.
The successful candidate will bring a commitment to conducting creative education programs with an entrepreneurial spirit. The qualified candidate will have a minimum of 1 year related experience conducting arts education or hands -on science programs for youth, object-based learning, gallery or museum based teaching.
- Strong knowledge of either art history or the natural sciences is required;
- Outgoing and energetic:
- Passionate about the dynamic role of museums;
- Forward thinking, well organized, creative self-starter;
- Open to collaborating and learning from others;
- Excellent oral and written communication skills and attention to detail;
- Public Presentation and demonstration skills;
- Working Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point & Publisher)
- A BA is required. An MA in either Arts and Science Education is preferred.
Email cover letter, resume, and three references (as one pdf) to [email protected] “Museum Educator” in subject line. No phone inquiries or mail applications. Applications will be accepted until position is filled. The Morris Museum is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.
DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT
The Morris Museum is seeking an experienced fundraiser who will provide strategic leadership of our fundraising efforts, supervising two full-time professional staff (the Grants Manager and the Manager of Membership and Special Events). The Director of Development will be responsible for the planning and implementation of all fundraising activities including membership, corporate and foundation giving, government funding, individual annual giving, special events and planned giving. S/he will promote a culture of philanthropy throughout the Museum, attracting new sources of support and initiating stewardship and recognition of all donors. This professional will also provide fundraising support to the Executive Director and the Advancement Committee of the Board of Trustees, coordinating cultivation activities, solicitations, and events. Occasional weekend and evening hours required.
- Expand and enhance the Museum’s annual fund development plan to raise support for operations, capital projects, and endowment;
- Maintain a calendar for cultivation and solicitation of donors; track donor stewardship activities and recognition to strengthen relationships and increase the likelihood of continued and increased contributions;
- Work with the Grants Manager to manage grants calendar (submission dates and reports), prepare proposals, track progress, draft acknowledgements and reports;
- Oversee the writing of fundraising materials to individual donors, corporations, foundations, and government funders;
- Execute successful fundraising events by identifying effective chairpersons, recruiting committee members, attracting and increasing corporate sponsorships, and planning and implementing the logistics of all events;
- Manage communications and stewardship of prospects and donors: schedule face-to-face meetings, phone calls and prepare written materials;
- Coordinate all aspects of direct mail campaigns to donors and members from drafting appeal letters to mailings and follow-up;
- Conduct prospect research and analysis, producing reports and other documents as needed;
- and Oversee the maintenance of the Museum’s fundraising database to ensure research findings and donor interactions/communications are recorded.
- BA degree required; interest in the arts and humanities preferred
- Five to seven years of proven fundraising leadership experience
- Excellent writing and editing skills and strong verbal communication skills
- Highly detail-oriented and well-organized
- Friendly, outgoing personality with ability to exercise sound judgment
- Ability to work well independently and as part of a team
- Able to multi-task, prioritize projects and meet deadlines
- Comfortable using search engines and other software applications
- Ability to remain flexible and focused in an active work environment and to prioritize deadlines and assignments effectively.
- Computer proficiency in Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint a must; experience with Raiser’s Edge desirable.
The Morris Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer. To apply, send a letter of interest, resume, salary range, and contact information for three professional references to:[email protected] Use Director of Development in the subject line.