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Job Openings

Director of Institutional Advancement

The American Textile History Museum is seeking an experienced development professional to fill the position of Director of Institutional Advancement.  The Director reports to the President. The ATHM seeks a professional with experience who is capable of leading and managing multiple initiatives.  The Director of Institutional Advancement will lead the Museum’s development efforts and shall be responsible for all of the museum’s fundraising with the President.  The director will be a person with a high degree of energy and enthusiasm who possesses both a strong work ethic and a positive attitude.  Working with the management and Board Members, the major responsibilities of the Director shall include: establish goals, strategies and timetables for all aspects of the Museum’s giving programs; manage all individual and broad-based appeals; work closely with and support board leadership; represent the Museum’s fundraising goals through presentations, through written communications and in individual meetings; increase annual appeal; personally solicit gifts and pledges, as appropriate; develop and implement marketing of the Museum’s brand; create cultivation opportunities; and establish a legacy / planned giving society. Qualifications: results–oriented and success-driven outlook; knowledge of, and focus on, key fundraising strategies and trends; ability to manage situations in a fast-paced and often dynamic work environment; capability to work independently and as a member of a team, both as manager and as a team member; resilience and humor; and museum and budgetary management experience a plus. Read the full description.

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Internship Openings

The American Textile History Museum offers unpaid internships on an as needed basis. The Museum staff will work with a candidate to customize an internship or practicum that achieves the students goals while fitting the Museum’s needs and capabilities. A list of intern opportunities is listed below. ATHM is not able to provide stipends or housing for interns.

Candidates may submit a letter of application and a resume , by mail to Denise Webb, c/o American Textile History Museum, 491 Dutton Street, Lowell, MA 01854 or call 978-441-0400 x243 for more information.

Museum Education Intern

The Intern will assist with all aspects of the Museum’s educational program. This will include assisting teachers with school-age programs in the classroom, preparing program materials and spaces used for programs including set up and clean up and maintaining database of schools. Interns will also participate in Outreach events. Preference is given to undergraduate senior or graduate student in History, Art History, American Studies, Education, and/or experience in museums.

Library Intern

The Library serves as the focal point for researchers, students and others who seek information pertaining to textiles and textiles and the textiles industry. The Library Volunteer assists the Librarian with general library related projects including cataloging, moving and shelving books and research. Preference given to Graduate Student in Library Science.