Top 10 Awesome Jobs to Apply for in January

New year, new job opportunities! We’re ringing in 2017 with a round-up of 10 of the best job opportunities from leading museums across the U.S. and Canada, all looking for innovative, creative, passionate museum professionals like yourself.



Newcomb Art Museum of Tulane University

Curator and Coordinator of Academic Programming

Are you the scholarly type? The Newcomb Art Museum of Tulane University is looking for you! The Curator & Head of Academic Programs is an author, scholar, and content producer, and as such envisions, develops, implements, and oversees all aspects of a dynamic, exciting, and balanced schedule of exhibitions and academic programs that address social innovation and socially engaged art, civic dialogue, and community transformation through shows that favor public engagement, creative collaborations, and interdisciplinarity. You’d also be the intellectual creator of 4 to 6 contemporary art exhibitions annually.

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Oakland Museum of California

Curator of History

Calling all history buffs! The Oakland Museum of California is hiring a Curator of History to research and develop exhibitions and core gallery installations that meet the Museum’s community engagement, social impact and business goals, and engage the diversity of Oakland residents; and oversee the research and development of the history collections.

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American Writers Museum

Director of Development

Opening this Spring, the American Writers Museum is searching for a Director of Development to manage and execute the museum’s ongoing fundraising activities, build relationships through customized cultivation plans, and more.

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International Tennis Hall of Fame

Marketing & Communications Manager

If your social media skills are on point, you might be a great fit for the Marketing & Communications Manager position with the International Tennis Hall of Fame! This position has a particular focus on marketing efforts around the museum and special events and centers around the development and implementation of strategic outreach to drive museum admissions and awareness.

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Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate

Exhibit Floor Coordinator

Passion for politics? Check out the Exhibit Floor Coordinator position with the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate! In this role, you’d be overseeing the day to day functioning of the exhibit interpretation program at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute.

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Royal Ontario Museum

Indigenous Knowledge Resource Teacher

If you’ve got a knack for teaching, check out the Indigenous Knowledge Resource Teacher position with Royal Ontario Museum! In this role, you’ll help ROM reach their strategic objectives in learning and outreach to Indigenous communities, develop educational programming, and help with gallery set up and take down.

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MIT Museum

Exhibit Developer

Have a penchant for research? Check out the Exhibit Developer position with MIT Museum! The Exhibit Developer position is responsible for supporting the development of exhibits through research, content and experience development, collaborating with the Director of Galleries & Exhibitions, curators, designers and teams.

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Government of Yukon, Tourism & Culture

Art Curator

Got a background in curation? The Tourism & Culture division of the Government of Yukon is looking for an Art Curator to manage a variety of visual art projects each year, including restoration work, exhibition installations, the Art Adventures on Yukon Time and Created in Yukon initiatives, the annual call for submissions to the Yukon Permanent Art Collection, and art installations and public art acquisitions for Government of Yukon buildings.

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Whitney Plantation

Manager of Visitor Services

If your people skills are top notch, check out the Manager of Visitor Services position at Whitney Plantation! In this role, you’ll lead the day-to-day operations of the front desk; develop and implement training procedures for front desk staff and tour guides; interview, hire, and supervise all tour guides; coordinate with all tour companies, and more!


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University of Alberta Museums

Curator, Mactaggart Art Collection

Background in curation? Check out this Curator role with University of Alberta Museums! They seek a dynamic, creative, and team-oriented Curator for the Mactaggart Art Collection, one of the leading North American collections of Ming and Qing dynasty art.

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