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ASSISTANT VISITOR SERVICES MANAGER
Sheldon Museum of Art
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Office/Service Hourly
.75 FTE (30 hours, primarily Wed-Sun)

The Assistant Visitor Services Manager serves on the museum’s cross-departmental Visitor Experience Team charged with ensuring each and every visitor to the Sheldon Museum of Art is offered a welcome, accessible, and engaging experience through exhibitions, public programs, venue rentals, and special events.

Specifically, the Assistant Visitor Services Manager will work closely with all Sheldon departments to ensure a secure environment for its guests and works of art, to provide set-up and A/V technology service for events and programs, to assist with retail operations and ticketed admissions, and to provide cash handling functions. S/he assists the Visitor Services Manager in leading a team of guest relations staff who monitor galleries, welcome visitors, staff programs, solicit memberships, and aid with event set-up and A/V needs.

Criminal history background check will be conducted. Applicant review begins June 4, 2018. View posting at http://employment.unl.edu/postings/59185 for details and to apply. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is an EO/AA employer and encourages minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply.

 

ASSISTANT CURATOR OF EDUCATION
Sheldon Museum of Art
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

The Sheldon Museum of Art seeks a creative and versatile Assistant Curator of Education to work collaboratively as part of the museum’s Education Department in developing innovative pedagogical and philosophical approaches to teaching from original works of art for diverse audiences of all ages. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, teaching and preparing multimodal curriculum and learning activities, supporting outreach and student engagement, collecting and assessing data, supporting general operations of the Education department, and contributing to museum-wide activities from exhibition planning to fundraising to marketing. Primarily responsible for managing Sheldon’s K-12 education and outreach activities, the Assistant Curator of Education coordinates the long-standing Lincoln Public Schools (LPS) tour program inclusive of docent-educator recruitment, training, evaluation, and liaising with LPS stakeholders. Reporting to the Curator of Academic Programs, this position also supports all facets of Sheldon’s education initiatives in accordance with the museum’s mission, which is increasingly emphasizing the University of Nebraska campus community.

Sheldon Museum of Art’s landmark 1963 Philip Johnson-designed building houses the collections of the Sheldon Art Association, founded in 1888, and the University of Nebraska. Together the collections comprise more than 12,000 works of art in diverse media with prominent holdings of 19th-century landscape and still life, American Impressionism, early Modernism, geometric abstraction, Abstract Expressionism, Minimalism, photography, and contemporary art. More than thirty of Sheldon’s monumental sculptures are exhibited throughout the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s City and East Campuses, including major works by Gaston Lachaise, Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen, Richard Serra, Jesus Moroles, Yinka Shonibare, Michael Heizer, Roxy Paine, and Mark di Suvero. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln, chartered in 1869, is one of the nation’s leading land grant research institutions, and is recognized internationally for a wide array of research projects aimed at broadening knowledge in the sciences and humanities. In 1972, Sheldon Museum of Art was among the earliest institutions to receive accreditation from the American Alliance of Museums, and it was most recently reaccredited in 2012.

Requird Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in education, art history, or related field with two  years of experience in a museum or institutional experience in curatorial or educational capacity required; equivalent education/experience considered. Exceptional organizational, event, and program management skills with the ability to nimbly prioritize and execute short-term and long-term projects. Ability to manage and inspire multigenerational volunteers. Familiarity with modern and contemporary art as well as with current museum policies and practices, critical pedagogy, and multicultural education. Excellent writing and communication skills—including public speaking—for multiple audiences. Demonstrated ability to manage challenges and opportunities in unconventional, creative, and mission-focused manner necessary.

Preferred Qualifications: Master’s degree in education, art history, or museum studies with emphasis on museum education with three (3) years of museum or institutional experience in curatorial or educational capacity. Demonstrated experience with curriculum development, preparing lesson plans, and evaluating student learning across multiple disciplines and methodologies (that is, outside the “arts”). Familiarity with modern and contemporary art, strategies and tools for online engagement, and the use of technology for interpretation, learning, and outreach.

Criminal history background check will be conducted. Excellent benefits including staff/dependent scholarship program. Applicant review begins May 21, 2018. View posting at
https://employment.unl.edu/postings/58932
 for details and to apply. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is an EO/AA employer and encourages minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply.

 

MEMBERSHIP SPECIALIST
Sheldon Museum of Art
University of Nebraska–Lincoln

The Sheldon Museum of Art seeks a Membership Specialist to play a critical role in raising operating funds and providing community outreach support. This position is responsible for all aspects of managing the Sheldon Art Association (SAA) membership program including: providing excellent customer service; strategic planning and growth; benefits delivery; developing effective communication and marketing strategies; and increasing and improving member renewal, retention, upgrades, and acquisition. The position is responsible for managing the member/donor database, including processing acknowledgements and payments. The Membership Specialist provides critical support to development program activities including for special events, annual campaigns and prospect research, and serves as an administrative liaison to the SAA board of trustees.

Sheldon Museum of Art’s landmark 1963 Philip Johnson-designed building houses the collections of the Sheldon Art Association, founded in 1888, and the University of Nebraska. Together the collections comprise more than 12,000 works of art in diverse media with prominent holdings of 19th-century landscape and still life, American impressionism, early modernism, geometric abstraction, abstract expressionism, minimalism, photography, and contemporary art. More than thirty of Sheldon’s monumental sculptures are exhibited throughout the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s City and East Campuses, including major works by Gaston Lachaise, Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen, Richard Serra, Jesus Moroles, Yinka Shonibare, Michael Heizer, Roxy Paine, and Mark di Suvero. The University of Nebraska–Lincoln, chartered in 1869, is one of the nation’s leading land grant research institutions, and is recognized internationally for a wide array of research projects aimed at broadening knowledge in the sciences and humanities. In 1972, Sheldon Museum of Art was among the earliest institutions to receive accreditation from the American Alliance of Museums, and it was most recently reaccredited in 2012.

Required Qualifications: Associate’s degree in liberal arts, business or related field plus 2 years of relevant experience in fundraising or marketing required; equivalent education/experience considered. Strong analytical and statistical skills necessary. Must possess excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills. Must be proficient in computer skills to include word processing, spreadsheets, databases and presentation software. Demonstrated ability to think strategically, proactively and creatively essential. Ability to keep a flexible schedule and work with a diverse constituency necessary. Must have the ability to work independently and in a team environment.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience with membership database software preferred. Experience working with a nonprofit board desirable.

Criminal history background check will be conducted. Excellent benefits including staff/dependent scholarship program. Applicant review begins May 10, 2018. View posting at
https://employment.unl.edu/postings/58937
for details and to apply. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is an EO/AA employer and encourages minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply.

 

Hagel Fellow
Criss Library Archvies & Special Collections
University of Nebraska – Omaha

The UNO Criss Library, Archives, & Special Collections is responsible for collecting, preserving, making available to the university community and public the specialized, rare, and unique material in the Arthur Paul Afghanistan Collection, University Archives, U.S. Senator Chuck Hagel Archives, and Special Collections & Rare Books. Chuck Hagel served as U.S. Senator from Nebraska, 1997 to 2008, and U.S. Secretary of Defense, 2013-2015. The Hagel Fellow will assist with the arrangement and description and digitization of the Hagel Archives under the direction of the Hagel Archivist. Projects may include arranging and describing photographs, conducting a survey and writing detailed description of material, and identifying and describing speeches and press material for digitation. Six month appointment beginning fall 2016 or January 2017 with possibility of renewal. No more than 20 hours per week Monday-Friday between 8am and 5pm.
Full job description, https://unomaha.peopleadmin.com/postings/3817

 

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