Employment and Internships

Current Job Openings at the Currier

 

The Currier Museum of Art has openings for the following positions. Please read the job descriptions carefully before applying.

 


Director of Development

The Currier Museum of Art seeks a dynamic and experienced Director of Development to lead its continuing expansion as a premier New Hampshire cultural institution with national impact. The successful candidate, with demonstrated success increasing all levels of financial support, will have a unique opportunity to work at a nimble, creative museum alongside motivated staff and a committed board of trustees.

 

The Director of Development, a member of the museum’s Executive Team reporting to the Director & CEO, will develop strategy and organizational capability for a new phase of growth. The position works closely with the Board of Trustees and its Development Committee, and manages a staff of five responsible for individual, corporate and foundation support, annual fund, major gifts, membership, planned giving, marketing and PR. The Director of Development will use the mission and vision of the museum for institutional advancement.

 

Key Responsibilities

 

Strategy. Develop a strategy for the long-term financial support of the museum, in close collaboration with director, board, and senior staff. Prepare for a major development initiative to increase the endowment for the core mission of the museum.

 

Implementation. Create specific fundraising goals and aggressively execute them. Solicit and steward a portfolio of select major donors, increase membership and develop significant proposals for foundation grants. Develop a schedule of creative and compelling fundraising and cultivation events.

 

Organization. Provide strong strategic support to senior staff (curators, director, senior management) and board members in cultivation and solicitation. Effectively manage research, information, and organization for major donor efforts. Build and mentor an effective institutional development team.

 

Messaging. Oversee the development and implementation of a strategic communications and media relations program. Supervise marketing and branding institutional identity. Build and mentor an effective marketing team.

 

Qualifications

 

  • Bachelor’s Degree. Ten years progressively increasing responsibility in development in a non-profit setting, with five years in senior management. Familiarity with arts/cultural institutions strongly preferred.
  • Exceptional strategic, analytical and decision-making skills. Demonstrated experience managing major development efforts, especially working in close collaboration with senior staff and governance in solicitation and cultivation.
  • Enthusiastic self-starter with proven ability to develop creative and entrepreneurial strategies for fundraising. High energy and results-oriented with a successful record of achievement in major gifts.
  • Persuasive and articulate communicator with strong written, presentation and negotiation skills.
  • Excellent relationship-building skills, both externally and internally, and the ability to effectively represent the museum in all venues.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills with a proven ability to attract, motivate, and retain talented staff; a team builder with the ability to support and empower staff to achieve desired results.
  • Experience in financial planning, budgeting and analysis, with strong organizational skills and a high attention to detail.
  • Positive attitude, sense of humor, with a commitment to confidentiality and ethical behavior.

Please send letter of interest, resume, and salary requirements to resumes@currier.org or mail to Human Resources, Currier Museum of Art, 150 Ash Street, Manchester, NH 03104.

No phone calls please. EOE

 

 


Art Center Outreach Program Teachers

The Currier Art Center seeks part time certified Teachers to teach classes in the Outreach program.  Successful candidates will have experience instructing multimedia art classes for elementary and middle school aged children, be detail oriented, have excellent organizational skills, be dependable, and be creative.  Available classes are scheduled late afternoon after regular school hours, typically for two hour blocks of time, and occasionally during weekday mornings or in the evening.  They take place at Manchester area schools, libraries, and other organizations and/or the Art Center.  Candidates should have a reliable form of transportation. Qualifications: BFA/Art Ed degree, 1-2 years classroom experience.

 

Please send letter of interest, resume, and salary requirements to resumes@currier.org or mail to Human Resources, Currier Museum of Art, 150 Ash Street, Manchester, NH 03104.

No phone calls please. EOE

 


 

Art Center Program Teachers

The Currier Art Center seeks part time certified Teachers to teach youth and adult classes.  Successful candidates will have art instruction experience, be detail oriented, have excellent organizational skills, be dependable, and be creative.  Available classes are scheduled late afternoon after regular school hours, evenings, and Saturdays.  Classes take place at the Art Center. Qualifications: BFA/Art Ed degree, 1-2 years classroom experience.

 

Please send letter of interest, resume, and salary requirements to resumes@currier.org or mail to Human Resources, Currier Museum of Art, 150 Ash Street, Manchester, NH 03104.

No phone calls please. EOE

 

 


 

Café Counter Clerk

The Currier Museum of Art seeks a part time Café Counter Clerk to greet café guests, take orders, run the POS system, serve food, bus tables, and assist the Café Manager with food preparation. The successful candidate will have previous restaurant/café experience, be dependable, organized, efficient, and articulate; and most importantly, have a proven track record of accurate cash handling and providing exceptional customer service. Schedule will include regular weekday and weekend lunch hours and some Thursday evenings.

Please send letter of interest, resume, and salary requirements to resumes@currier.org or mail to Human Resources, Currier Museum of Art, 150 Ash Street, Manchester, NH 03104.

No phone calls please. EOE

 

 


 

Museum Security Officers (part-time)

The Currier Museum of Art seeks part time security officers to ensure the protection and safety of our 72,500 sq. ft. Museum, providing a safe and secure environment for the museum’s collections, properties, facilities, visitors and staff while delivering superior customer service. Successful candidates will have previous security and customer service experience (prior law enforcement or criminal justice experience a plus!), high attention to detail, strong interpersonal and communication skills, sound judgment and decision-making, and ability to respond effectively in emergency situations.

 

Position requires standing for long periods of time, climbing stairs, and ability to lift/move up to 50 lbs.  Must pass a criminal background check, have a valid driver’s license, and be available nights and weekends.

 

Please send letter of interest, resume, and salary requirements to resumes@currier.org or mail to Human Resources, Currier Museum of Art, 150 Ash Street, Manchester, NH 03104.

No phone calls please. EOE

 


 

Graduate & Undergraduate Internships

The Currier Internship Program is designed to help students undergraduate and graduate students develop the skills necessary for working in a museum setting. Internships provide students with a broad range of experiences and are appropriate for those studying art history, museum studies, education, marketing, fundraising or related fields. Students are encouraged to view the internship as an exchange of professional ideas between the museum and intern.

 

All internships include professional mentoring, with the goal of helping students develop their professional identity.

 

Internships are granted for educational credit only.

 

Internship Application Schedule

 

Summer Internships (May 15 – August 15)

Applications Due: April 1
Notification Date: May 1

Fall Internships (September 15 – December 15)

Applications Due: August 1
Notification Date: September 1

Winter/Spring Internships (January 15 – April 15)

Applications Due: December 1
Notification Date: January 1

Open Internships

Curatorial
Department of Art Education
Public Relations/Marketing
Development
HR/Operations/Events
Finance

 

Graduate Curatorial Intern

Immersive experience to learn about and assist with the day-to-day operations of a fine art museum. Participate in long-term planning for curatorial programming, including special exhibitions and permanent collection research, augmentation, and installation. Collaborate on interdepartmental projects: interpretive planning for special exhibitions and permanent collection installations, exhibition-related programming, artist talks, and scholarly lectures. Opportunities for interns to contribute original research and writing to be published on the museums’ website, future exhibition catalogues, or via in-gallery interpretive materials.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist curatorial staff in all aspects of special exhibition development and installation by contributing research, writing interpretive texts, and providing organizational support.
  • Support ongoing collection-based projects by researching both acquisitions and works currently in the collection.
  • Assist the curatorial staff in selecting, interpreting, and coordinating installations in the permanent collection

Qualifications:

  • Must be enrolled in, or recently graduated from, a graduate (MA or Ph.D) program in art history/museum studies
  • Previous museum experience a plus
  • Prior research experience required
  • Demonstrated written and communication skills
  • Careful attention to detail
  • Particular knowledge of a period of art represented in the collection (American, European, Post-War and Contemporary)
  • Foreign language proficiency a plus
  • Familiarity with collections databases
  • Ability to be at the museum at least 2 full days per week, 9am-5pm.

 

Complete the Internship Application Form and post the form with the supporting documents.

 

Or

 

Download the application and submit completed submission packet to:


 

High School Students

 

Earn and Learn: Teen Volunteer Summer Program

The Art Center Summer program admits a select group of 15 teens to assist with our programming needs during each summer session. This program is ideal for teens who wish to contribute their time, creativity and energy to a variety of our organizational needs, including assisting in the classroom, assisting the Program Manager, assisting with After-Camp Care, assisting Artist Mentors and more. The experience gained by working in the Art Center is enriching on many levels, personally and professionally. The Art Center honors students in this program with tuition remission for classes at the Art Center, totaling half-off the price of tuition for every 30 hours contributed, and full tuition remission for every 60 hours contributed. Internships at the Art Center are granted through a review process. Students must be willing to commit to a minimum of two full-week schedules.

 

If you are interested in participating in this program, please submit a letter of intent to Linn Krikorian, postmarked or e-mailed by May 14. Interviews with final candidates will take place in late May and early June to determine our intern team.  An Orientation Meeting will follow in mid-June. For more information, and to find out how you can apply to be involved in the “Earn and Learn” program, please call Art Center Program Manager, Linn Krikorian at 603.669.6144, x148 or email with attached Letter of Intent.