Employment

Museum Technician

The Farnsworth Art Museum seeks to hire a Museum Technician who is responsible under the direction of the Registrar for a wide range of art installation, matting, framing, packing, transport, storage, lighting and related tasks associated with the museum’s collection and exhibition activities, including those at its two historic sites. The position requires demonstrated versatility in handling a variety of tasks, from fine detail-oriented projects in conjunction with preparing works of art for installation, to the ability to perform physically demanding tasks in art handling and installation. A minimum of five years’ experience in a museum or gallery setting is also required, and exhibition design experience and carpentry skills are beneficial. The applicant must possess well-developed organizational and communication skills; and demonstrated ability to prioritize tasks, manage multiple projects simultaneously, complete projects on time, contribute to departmental discussions regarding schedules for exhibition and collection activities, and to work together effectively in a team environment, with occasional travel and off-site projects.
College degree or equivalent required; knowledge of art and/or art history preferred. This is a full-time salaried position, with a competitive package of benefits.
Interested candidates should forward cover letter and resume to employment@farnsworthmuseum.org or fill out an application at the museum.

Maintenance Mechanic

Reporting to and working with the Maintenance Superintendent, this full time position is responsible for assisting the superintendent with preventive as well as general maintenance of the physical plant.

Responsibilities include assisting Maintenance Supervisor in all aspects of preventive plant maintenance. Assisting with special events, shoveling and sanding. Assisting curatorial staff in the fabrication of display fixtures and furnishings. Picking up materials from local businesses when necessary. Carrying out daily, weekly and seasonal maintenance needs, both interior and exterior, of all museum properties. Interior and exterior painting and minor building repairs as needed
Qualifications:  Background in carpentry and painting, basic knowledge of electrical, heating, humidifying and plumbing units, experience with Air Handling Units, humidifiers, air conditioning units, pneumatic controls or D.D. controls, experience in maintaining a large commercial building.  Ability to use hand tools and diagnostic equipment like amp, volt, and light meters. Valid driver’s license
Physical Demands:  Ability to lift heavy objects like ladders, lawn furniture, etc.
Please send cover letter and resume to employment@farnsworthmuseum.org

Development Director

Reporting to and working closely with the Executive Director, The Development Director is a strategic, energetic, and creative individual who will garner local, regional and national support for the Farnsworth’s mission by identifying and cultivating new donors, as well as stewarding existing relationships, while maintaining the Museum’s national profile. Utilizing excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills, this individual will work closely with board and staff to significantly expand the donor base to support the Museum’s extensive cultural offerings and outreach activities each year.

Responsibilities include planning, managing, and implementing the overall fundraising strategy for the museum to achieve its operating and strategic objectives. This individual leads the development staff and development committee in solidifying a strong foundation of enthusiastic contributors and ensure increased contributed income, planned giving and foundation revenue. The position is also responsible for developing and implementing a major gifts program designed to engage and cultivate new partners while demonstrating the sensitivity necessary to successfully engage and interact with high-level donors.

Job Requirements
Qualifications include a master’s degree in a related field or the equivalent in training and work experience. A minimum of eight (8) years of demonstrated success with increasing responsibility in non-profit fundraising, preferably with a museum or university is required. A proven track record of providing creative and innovative leadership in promoting and administering dynamic and diverse fundraising strategies as well as demonstrated success managing a creative, intelligent and hard working development staff to foster a highly effective and collegial work environment is essential.

Please send cover letter and resume to employment@farnsworthmuseum.org