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Exhibits Curator


Sealaska Heritage Institute


SHI cares for a collection of about 900 ethnographic and art objects according to current museum standards and offers high-quality exhibits in the Nathan Jackson Gallery, a 1950 sq ft climate controlled display area. This position has primary responsibility for planning and curating exhibits, and will assist the archivist to manage the care and preservation of the ethnographic and art collection depending on experience and qualifications in that area.

    Salary or Range: $45,000 to 50,000

    Learn More:  https://www.sealaskaheritage.org/

    Open Date: 5/13/2019

    Closing Date: 6/30/2019

    Program Coordinator


    Ketchikan Museums (City of Ketchikan)


    We are looking for a creative team player to develop, promote, lead and evaluate the programs of the Tongass Historical Museum and Totem Heritage Center.

    The successful applicant will be passionate about education, an excellent communicator, community-minded, organized, and experienced in curriculum development and basic graphic design. Programs include a renowned Native Arts Program, interpretive tours for visitors of all ages, special programs connecting school groups and the public to the exhibits and collections, an oral history program and the development of publicity materials. A Bachelor’s degree with work in education, museum studies, or history and at least two years of program administration experience are preferred.

      Salary or Range: $22.04-$23.38/hour, plus benefits

      Learn More:  Full job description and City of Ketchikan employment application are available at https://www.ktn-ak.us/jobs. Questions? Contact Anita Maxwell, Museum Director at anitam@ktn-ak.us.

      Open Date: 5/10/2019

      Closing Date: 6/3/2019

      Exhibition Manager


      Museum of the Aleutians



      Develops, implements, supervises, and evaluates the Museum's exhibition programs.


      Manage and develop our exhibition programs and specifically those that relate to the cultural and natural history of the Aleutian Islands region, but also to include traveling exhibitions dealing with a wide variety of topics.

      Create a program to interpret exhibit materials, by using through use of collections materials and traveling, the stories they tell.


      Work within existing Museum framework and procedures. Coordinate and work together with the Executive Director, Collections Manager, Education and Outreach Manager on a variety of projects. Plan, research, fabricate, and install exhibitions in our Changing and Permanent Galleries, traveling exhibitions, and satellite installations throughout the community (i.e. clinic and the public school).

      Prepare graphics packages for exhibitions and related marketing in collaboration with staff. Oversee, review, and accept submission of exhibition proposals and manage the exhibition schedule. Manage incoming and outgoing exhibition contracts to conform with Museum of the Aleutians policy. Work closely with MOTA staff and volunteers to install gallery exhibitions which will include helping to prepare gallery space by spackling, painting, arranging, and installing exhibitions and wall labels; fabrication of exhibition aids and components; order or produce panels; and prepare gallery guides, flyers and exhibition booklets, and other engagement tools as needed.

      Produce and update newsletter and website sections related to exhibition programs. Collaborate with the Education and Outreach Manager and all staff on the production of monthly mailings and newsletters. Contribute to the production of gallery guides and interpretive materials. Design, produce, and schedule PR, mailings, postcards, posters, and social media events or invitations related to exhibition programming.

      Assist with the cultivation and solicitation of in-kind and cash support for exhibition programs.

      Other Duties as Required Include, but not limited to, assist in the day-to-day operations of the museum; help answer phones, monitor the gallery (as needed), answer questions about our programs; also work together with staff to set-up and break down for special events and meetings. Staff are required to attend some special events (on evenings and weekend) and/or long hours for exhibit installations.


      Education: Bachelor’s degree required, advanced degree preferred, in exhibition design, an area of the Museum's specialization, or museum studies with a concentration in graphic design or related fields.

      Work Experience: Minimum 1 year in a museum exhibitions department or other institution.

      Skills/Abilities: Knowledge and experience in the coordination, preparation, and installation of museum exhibitions and in developing and implementing community engagement and communication strategies for promoting MOTA exhibitions and related activities. Strong graphic design skills and fluency in Adobe Suite. Solid collaboration and teamwork skills

      Experience handling collections items and archival pieces.

      Strong experience with preparation and fabrication of exhibition materials.

      Knowledge and familiarity with the region’s exhibition culture and art scene

      Solid administrative skills that include an ability to establish and stick with long-term planning calendars and maintain organized records for a multifaceted program. Strong written and spoken communication skills to accomplish program goals. Strong computer skills and a familiarity with Macintosh operating systems, Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), and Adobe Products (InDesign and Acrobat). Familiarity with website content management and with database programs (Past Perfect), a plus.

      TO APPLY Please send or email: cover letter and resume including contact information for three professional references to: Virginia Hatfield, Museum of the Aleutians, PO Box 648, Unalaska, AK 99685 or e-mail: virginiahatfield@aleutians.org

        Salary or Range: $47,000-53,000

        Learn More:  museumofthealeutians@gmail.com

        Open Date: 5/1/2019

        Closing Date: 7/15/2019

        MUSEUM Internship


        Haines Sheldon Museum (Haines Borough)


        Location: Haines, Alaska, U.S.A.

        Job Type: Paid Internship, Full time (35-40 hours/week)

        Six Month Full-Time Museum Internship

        July through December, 2019

        Haines Sheldon Museum

        Located at the end of beautiful Lynn Canal, the Haines Sheldon Museum overlooks the ocean and a stunning display of ice-capped mountains. Eagles, sea lions and whales are common sights outside our office windows. Intern housing, which is provided and located two blocks from the museum, includes an ocean view.

        The six-month internship offers the opportunity for an emerging museum professional to learn every aspect of museum operations. We are a small, AAM accredited museum, and the intern will be part of our hard-working, dedicated team. Half of the intern’s time will be spent working in collections on a film and audio digitization project, as well as assisting with reference requests and normal collections processing. The other half of the intern’s time will be spent assisting with tasks in other departments. The intern will assist the director in grant-writing, the collections coordinator in marketing, and will assist in exhibits, education and the gift shop. In the second half of the internship, the intern will help create a small exhibit. Please send resume, letter or interest and inquire for more information to Helen Alten, Museum Director, at director@sheldonmuseum.net.

          Salary or Range: $10.20/hour plus free housing

          Learn More: 
          Haines Sheldon Museum
          P.O. Box 269
          Haines, AK 99827

          Open Date: 5/8/2019

          Closing Date: 5/24/2019

          COLLECTIONS Internship


          Pioneer Air Museum


          (Fulltime, 40 hours/ week, 720 hours total)

          POSITION SUMMARY: Responsible for seeing the ongoing collections cataloging

          project to completion, as well as rehousing collections objects on an as needed basis.

          SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Works under the guidance of and reports to the Pioneer Air

          Museum Curator.


          • Classifies and physically numbers museum artifacts.
          • Performs data entry and filing of donor recognition letters, gift forms, catalog records, and other artifact documentation.
          • Assists with inventories of collections and reconciliation with artifact records.
          • Assists with storage of collections.
          • Assists With simple, appropriate cleaning of artifacts.
          • Assists with maintenance, security, and upgrades of collections database.
          • Retrieves and prepares artifacts and artifact information, conducts artifact-related research, and provides input to staff regarding collection elements for museum needs.


          • Museum Studies degree or equivalent experience working in museums
          • Interest and/or knowledge of Alaskan aviation history
          • Independent museum collections experience required
          • Detail oriented
          • Ability to work independently once trained

          PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Frequently required to walk, sit and stand for extended periods; frequently required to climb or balance, stoop, kneel, or crouch; occasionally lifts and/or moves up to 25 pounds.

            Salary or Range: starting at $15/hour

            Learn More:  Those interested should send a letter of interest and resume to: Pete Haggland, Curator at: curator@pioneerairmuseum.org

            Open Date: 4/1/2019

            Closing Date: 9/1/2019

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