The mission of the Morris Museum is to elevate the cultural consciousness, excite the mind and enhance the quality of life of children and adults in the communities it serves by providing excellence in programming and education in the arts, sciences and humanities.
The Museum, family oriented and community focused, provides unique school offerings, changing exhibitions and distinctive performances to further the understanding and appreciation of the role of arts, sciences and humanities in our diverse communities. It also builds and preserves a permanent collection of art, science and cultural materials and organizes and presents exhibits, educational programs and publications which serve as a significant learning resource for the citizens of the State of New Jersey.
Director of Marketing and Communications — Full-Time
The Director of Marketing and Communications will be charged with building a new, cohesive department to bring focus to the museum’s efforts to increase visibility, attendance, and engagement. The DMC is responsible for planning, developing, and implementing a comprehensive media strategy for the institution—for its exhibitions, performances, educational programs, community initiatives, and other outreach efforts—with the goal to broaden and expand audience reach. Coordinating across all museum departments, the DMC reports to the museum’s President/CEO and is an active member of the senior leadership team.
Director of Museum Learning and STEAM Interpretation — Full-Time
The Director of Museum Learning and STEAM Interpretation will be charged with rebuilding the Museum’s education department, grounded in the Museum’s Guinness Collection and its new Spark!Lab. The DML is a member of senior staff, with gradually-broadening responsibilities for the Museum’s education programming. Initially, however, the DML will serve as the public face for the Spark!Lab program and spearhead the program’s operations. Primary duties include interacting with Spark!Lab visitors, developing a Spark!Lab volunteer corps, developing/maintaining a thorough knowledge of all Smithsonian Spark!Lab National Network activities, securing expendable materials, compiling usage statistics, and managing program
The DML will also embrace opportunities to weave STEM programming into the broader fabric of the Museum. Because the Morris Museum maintains a robust calendar of changing Art exhibitions, the DML will also look for innovative possibilities for integrating Art into STEM programming. As opportunities for growing the Museum’s education department allow, the DML will plan and manage this expansion, assisting in the recruitment of additional education staff.
Development Officer — Full-Time
The Development Officer, Individual Giving is a dynamic, well-articulated individual who identifies, engages cultivates, solicits, and stewards high net worth families and individuals. They will serve as the Museum’s primary individual giving fundraiser, qualifying and managing an active portfolio of 50 prospects and donors to build relationships and secure support for general operations (primarily through the Director’s Circle), exhibition and theatre sponsorships, education programs, and planned giving.
Finance Associate — Part-Time
The finance associate is a position that is responsible for the accounting/bookkeeper functions of the Museum. This position will have interaction with other departments, but mainly the advancement department. This position supports the CFO of the museum.