Gary Moeller, Director/Collection Manager: Museum Job Spotlight

  My name is… Gary Moeller The name of my museum is… National Bottle Museum My job title is… Director/Collection Mgr.   What’s your day to day like? What are your main responsibilities? Mostly administrative. Doing the paperwork to add pieces to the museum’s permanent collection, numbering the pieces, adding them to the database. Also attempting to raise

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Lisa Monteiro, Executive Director: Museum Job Spotlight

  My name is… Lisa Monteiro The name of my museum is… Central Sierra Historical Society & Museum My job title is… Executive Director   What’s your day to day like? What are your main responsibilities? My day to day consists of supervising all aspects of the museum. As a small institution, we have 7 employees, every day

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Scott S. Lawski, Membership Coordinator: Museum Job Spotlight

My name is… Scott S. Lawski The name of my museum is… Wexner Center for the Arts My job title is… Membership Coordinator   What’s your day to day like? What are your main responsibilities? Lots and lots of meetings, data analysis and patron interaction (along with copious amounts of coffee consumption). I manage our General Members and

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MuseNews June Roundup

MuseNews June Roundup

Here at Museum Hack, we believe museums are f***ing awesome. Every month, we hear awesome stories from our museum network about new exhibits, acquisitions, events and more. Please enjoy this monthly roundup of some of the most awesome museum news happening around the globe.

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Life Is What You Make It: Leadership Lessons From Eleanor Of Aquitaine

Here’s just a tiny portion of what today’s bad*ss bitch was adept at: arithmetic, history, the constellations, household management, embroidery, needlepoint, sewing, spinning, weaving, conversation, dancing, backgammon, checkers, chess, playing the harp, singing, music, literature, riding, hawking, and hunting!1 Impressed yet? Eleanor of Aquitaine was not only a boss at all of the above-listed skills,

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Why Museums Produce Great Employees

Searching for your next great hire? Look no further than your local museum. Most museums are fast-paced, customer-facing, community-focused institutions that cultivate valuable skills for almost any industry. So whether you’re an employer looking for new staff, or a museum worker in the market for a new job, it’s time to recognize all awesome transferable

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More Than A Remote Chance Of Success

Forget the flying cars, the robots that will do your laundry, and the moving sidewalks in every major metropolitan area. The real innovation of the future is remote work, and we’re here to dispel a few common myths about this approach to business. Now, when you heard the term “remote work,” there’s a good chance

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Museum Squad Goals Vs. Museum Roles

Curatorial, Events, Programs, Education, Conservation, Sponsorship, Visitor Services…museums all over the world have diverse collections and diverse organizational structures. In some museums, one person may be what three people are in another museum and some museums may not have any staff. Instead, they’re entirely volunteer run. Whilst the staff composition may vary between museums, the goal of

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Museum Buzzword Balderdash

Museum Buzzword Balderdash

Board game aficionados will be familiar with Balderdash. In the game originally published in 1984, players create fictitious definitions of real words and attempt to convince others that their definition is the real deal. The game has sold over 15 million copies worldwide since hitting the market but has even older roots in a classic parlor game

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The Economic Impact Of Museums: Why Museums Are F***Ing Awesome

Recently, the American Alliance of Museums released a new study, Museums as Economic Engines. It provides the hard data that, beyond the obvious cultural impact, museums are also absolutely essential to the national economy. Museums: generate GDP create jobs contribute taxes We have always known that museums are f***ing awesome and now, thanks to AAM, we have

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