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Vice president of museum experiences


This will be the most fun you ever have at work! Putnam Museum is seeking a programming professional to lead efforts to connect with audiences through gallery experiences, exhibit design, education offerings, and virtual and print materials. The successful candidate brings ten-plus years’ experience in an equivalent position, with background in exhibit content, education, project management, and special events as well as being skilled in multitasking, detail orientation, and complex problem-solving. The right person has high drive, creativity, and flexibility when working in a fast-paced environment while balancing humor, compassion, and motivation in their leadership of staff.

Job Duties
• Drive exhibit content and rotation based on community interest. Collaborative leadership with professional curatorial staff and digital content manager. Advance program connections with permanent exhibits and creative concepts for exhibit updates and expansion.
• Manage Science Center including exhibit rotation and upkeep, active learning focus, parent engagement, special events, and rich community partnerships.
• Infuse learning standards for all ages into visitor experience, including creation of leveled interpretive materials such as exhibit graphics, print resources, electronic media, and more.
• Lead all facets of the Putnam’s renowned Education offerings including IMMERSE classroom connections, Explorer’s and Outreach programs, Summer Camps, STEM activities, school visits and group tours, and more in support of the Vision and Goals of the Putnam’s Strategic Plan.
• Connect collections with Putnam members and general community through ongoing special events and public education offerings, including lecture series, theater selections, and local collections.
• Supervise 8+ program staff members, including hiring, training, performance feedback, and coaching to support employee growth and performance.
• Drive active communications with all audiences, including assisting in developing promotional campaigns, copywriting for publications and media releases and more supported by marketing personnel.
• Develop program outcomes and conduct program evaluation to assure quality, intended impact, continuous improvement, and high degree of accountability to supporters and the community.
• Plan, monitor, and adhere to annual budget for areas of responsibility, manage equipment and supplies inventories, and participate in grant writing and funder case statements to align need and intended impact with funder interests.
• Act as liaison to community to assure Putnam serves as resource for community initiatives and to draw upon area expertise, including local school districts, cultural planning and collaboration, workforce development, STEM initiatives, trades education, and more.

Qualifications
• Ten plus years in equivalent position, with background in education, project management, and special event experience required. Gallery and exhibit design experience preferred, but not required.
• High drive, creativity, and flexibility in a fast-paced work environment and skilled in multitasking, detail orientation, and problem-solving in complex environment.
• Management experience required with demonstrated ability to effectively lead a team, as well as work collaboratively with staff, peers, and dedicated volunteers.
• A trusted reputation in the fields of education, arts and culture, history, or related community sectors and experience establishing industry relationships.
• Broad experience in customer service, including demonstrated skillset in engaging youth of all ages, parents as teachers, adult learners, and underserved audiences. Classroom teaching experience is desirable.
• College degree preferred but is not a substitute for rich experience and demonstrated success in similar role.

INTERESTED candidates should forward a cover letter and resume
to dcurry@putnam.org.

The Putnam Museum & Science Center is an equal opportunity employer.

VICE PRESIDENT OF marketing and sales


This is more than a job . . . it’s a fun way to have an extraordinary impact in the community! Putnam Museum and Science Center seeks a career marketing and sales professional who can manage staff and rally community leaders and partners to share the incredible story of and promise of memorable experiences at the Putnam across a variety of audiences. The successful candidate brings five plus years prior work experience in public relations or a related field in a similar position as well as prior supervisory experience. The Vice President of Marketing and Sales is responsible for the public image and marketing of the Putnam while promoting galleries, exhibits, programs, films and related events to increase participation in Putnam activities and museum attendance. Approaches include developing and driving an active sales process, encompassing tourism, group
sales, tours, and more. This position oversees the development and implementation of a strategic marketing and branding approach through local and regional publicity, advertising, media channels, and a variety of promotional projects.
 
Job Duties
• Develop, implement and evaluate annual marketing plan for the museum. Plan and monitor annual marketing and sales expenses budget.
• Oversee the writing, editing and distribution of all printed and electronic media information pertaining to the museum. Drive content and design of Putnam website and all social media channels, including Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.
• Coordinate the writing, editing, design and production of Putnam newsletters, Annual Reports, brochures, invitations, promotional materials and other publications. Coordinate design, printing, and production of publications and serve as primary liaison to outside printing firms.
• Provide consistency and quality in the presentation of the museum’s visual image; ensuring adherence to brand standards across all media, signage, and communication tools.
• Drive a proactive approach to media relations. Develop and present proposals for in-kind and other media partnerships. Coordinate the Putnam’s advertising program, including both paid and in-kind placements.
• Develop and implement promotional projects designed to generate increased attendance, program participation, and membership. Drive group sales promotion, partnerships, and bookings.
• Provide outreach and technical support for the production of audiovisual presentations.
• Coordinate market research and conduct and/or coordinate visitor surveys to align the museum’s purpose and goals and the needs and interests of the audience it serves.
• Provide work assignments and evaluate performance of employees, interns, and volunteers assigned to public relations, marketing, and sales functions.
• Facilitate effective communication between department staff and other Putnam operating units.
 
Qualifications
• Five plus years prior work experience in public relations or a related field in a similar position as well as prior supervisory experience.
• High drive, creativity, and flexibility in a fast-paced work environment and skilled in multitasking, detail orientation, and problem-solving in complex environment.
• Management experience required with demonstrated ability to effectively lead a team, as well as work collaboratively with staff, peers, and dedicated volunteers.
• College degree preferred but is not a substitute for rich experience and demonstrated success in similar role.

INTERESTED CANDIDATES SHOULD FORWARD A COVER LETTER AND RESUME
TO DCURRY@PUTNAM.ORG.

The Putnam Museum & Science Center is an equal opportunity employer.
 

Internships

Are you a college student with an interest in non-profit or museum work? Do you have a passion for Education, Museum Studies or Marketing and Event Planning? Click here for more information about our Internship program and how to apply

 

As Putnam employees:

We work proactively to welcome and include all members of our regional community;
We treat all visitors and members with appreciation and respect;
We treat each other with respect, appreciation, trust and candor;
We are dependable and accountable;
We work together interdepartmentally striving for organization-wide success.

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