Program Coordinator/Assistant Curator

The Seal Cove Auto Museum is seeking a Program Coordinator/ Assistant Curator. This combined role reports to the Executive Director with support from the Curator of Collections.

Qualifications: Candidates will have a creative, dynamic approach to engaging community partners and delivering programming for youth and adults both at the Museum and in outreach settings (i.e. camps, schools, and offsite events.) The ideal candidate will work well both in a fast-paced, team environment and individually. A passion for K-12 STEM and/or Arts education is essential, as is an interest in working with the team to produce topical and engaging educational programs for adults. Working with the Curator of Collections, the successful candidate will assist with curatorial tasks including exhibition creation, accessions, donor relations, collections management, collections care and display, as well as integrating featured Museum exhibits with complementary programming. Strong candidates must have the ability to engage educators and staff at local educational institutions as well as Seal Cove’s key supporters and our Board of Directors as an excellent public representative of the Museum.

This position reports directly to the Executive Director with support from the Curator of Collections.

Duties Pertaining to programming:

  • Work with the staff to conceive, teach, and oversee the implementation of public programs for all ages
  • Work with the local community and educational outlets to create effective partnerships to broaden the scope and reach of the Museum’s initiatives
  • Establish and grow relationships with faculty and administrators of primary, secondary, and higher education institutions in the region
  • Train and manage volunteers
  • Provide support for interpretive/educational efforts with docents and educators, including developing scripts for new groups and new exhibitions
  • Work with marketing and promotional staff to ensure programs are promoted appropriately

Curatorial duties: 

  • Assist with the development and organization of new collections to expand and improve educational and research materials and facilities
  • Assist with maintaining records and cataloging acquisitions
  • Work with curatorial and other appropriate staff to create and grow meaningful partnerships with other institutions
  • Research, compile and prepare written information about collection vehicles and items as needed
  • Work with The Curator of Collections, Chief Mechanic, and Collections Care Manager to ensure collections are properly preserved
  • Other duties as assigned


Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience. Three to five years of experience in a museum, library, educational facility, or related field is desired, nonprofit experience is strongly desired but not required.

This is a 32-40 hour full-time position with growth potential. Salary range: $38,000-$45,000 commensurate with experience. A moving stipend may be provided for the ideal candidate.

This position has a flexible start date of April 1, however an earlier start is possible. Interviews will be rolling and will remain open until a hire is made.