Careers

Glenn W. & Cornelia T. Bailey Curator of Contemporary Art (Full Time - Exempt)

With a rich history, outstanding collections, beautiful new campus for sharing magnificent art, and groundbreaking programs, The Norton Museum of Art is a source of inspiration, joy, education, and connection for a large circle of artists, supporters, friends, and the people of the Palm Beaches. As the Norton proudly celebrate its 80th anniversary in 2021, they are seeking a creative and dynamic individual for the role of the Glenn W. & Cornelia T. Bailey Curator of Contemporary Art.

The Glenn W. & Cornelia T. Bailey Curator of Contemporary Art must demonstrate in-depth awareness of contemporary art in all media and be able to propose acquisitions that will enhance the collection of art and represent the important stylistic developments from the late 20th century to the present day, within the context of the Norton’s historical collection. They will also be critical in introducing those works to the Norton’s Works of Art Committee (WoAC) in their oversight of acquisitions.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

Curatorial

  • Create and organize exhibitions (including permanent collection rotations and traveling exhibitions) based on rigorous research and original ideas.
  • In the development of exhibitions, present a holistic project proposal that collaboratively incorporates educational and marketing programming, to be presented twice a year to the Audience Development Committee (ADC).
  • Following a schedule developed by the DCO&R, conduct research and write all exhibition didactics including introductory texts, labels, brochures, and, when budgeted, supporting catalogues.
  • Act as coordinating curator, in collaboration with the DCO&R, for guest-curated or other traveling exhibitions.
  • Determine the layout of exhibitions and, together with the DCO&R, Head of Installation, and the Graphic Designer, develop the exhibition design as well as installation schedule.
  • Assist in identifying and securing exhibition venues for traveling exhibitions.
  • In collaboration with the DCO&R and curatorial department staff, oversee installation of permanent collection galleries.
  • With Director & CEO, develop and revise the Museum’s Collection Development Strategy for expanding the collection, as well as make recommendations for acquisitions, write justifications and present to the Works of Art Committee (WoAC).
  • Conduct public lectures on exhibitions and collection; create engaging digital programs and online content; and build outreach to local, regional, and national and international communities for audience development.
  • Assist with the Norton’s Artist in Residency (AiR) program.
  • Build and maintain relationships with artists, dealers, curators, directors, critics, and journalists.
  • Together with DCO&R, examine the condition of the contemporary collection and work with registrars to determine conservation needs. Manage and oversee conservation projects from start to finish as well as suggesting de-accessioning plan in accordance with the Museum’s Collection Management Policy.

Cultivation/Fundraising

  • Develop and maintain relationships with collectors, donors, private funders, and foundations.
  • Assist with solicitation of funds for acquisitions in conjunction with Director & CEO and Chief Development Officer.
  • Represent the museum at national and international art fairs, biennials, exhibition openings, and other contemporary art world events.
  • Visit private collections and work to sustain interest in the Norton.
  • Work closely with the Director & CEO to cultivate donors in order to receive gifts of art that will increase the quality of the Norton permanent collection.
  • Assist Chief Development Officer, Director of Institutional Giving, and staff in writing grants for curatorial projects.

QUALIFICATIONS:

A minimum of 10 years’ experience with a history of innovative and meaningful exhibitions.

Excellent writing skills demonstrated by authorship of publications or associated texts on various media platforms, as well as strong public speaking skills and the development of lectures that contribute to meaningful dialogue within the contemporary art world.

Familiarity with international private collectors/collections.

Familiarity with international art fairs, contemporary galleries, and alternative, independent spaces.

Experience coordinating exhibitions from other institutions, smaller spotlight projects, and installing collection galleries.

Strong collaboration skills and knowledge of current best practices.

Awareness of, and professional associations and connections with, colleagues nationally (and internationally) at other public and private institutions, as well as with the exhibitions and projects being organized by colleagues.

Experience facilitating national and international loans.

For immediate consideration, please send an email with your resume, cover letter and references to Tenley at [email protected]. No telephone calls please.

The Norton Museum of Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer and celebrates a diverse team of talented and dedicated staff, docents, and volunteers. 

Research shows that women and individuals from underrepresented backgrounds often apply to jobs only if they meet 100% of the qualifications. We recognize that it is highly unlikely that an applicant meets 100% of the qualifications for a given role. Therefore, if much of this job description describes you, then you are highly encouraged to apply for this role.

William and Sarah Ross Soter Curator of Photography (Full Time - Exempt)

With a rich history, outstanding collections, beautiful new campus for sharing magnificent art, and groundbreaking programs, The Norton Museum of Art is a source of inspiration, joy, education, and connection for a large circle of artists, supporters, friends, and the people of the Palm Beaches. As the Norton proudly celebrate its 80th anniversary in 2021, they are seeking a creative and dynamic individual for the role of the William and Sarah Ross Soter Curator of Photography.

The William and Sarah Ross Soter Curator of Photography must demonstrate in-depth awareness of photography, video art, and new media. They must be able to propose acquisitions that will enhance the Norton’s collection of photo-based art and represent the important stylistic developments from the 19th century to present day, within the context of the museum’s historical collection. They will also be critical in introducing those works to the Norton’s Works of Art Committee (WoAC) in their oversight of acquisitions.

 

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

Curatorial

  • Create and organize exhibitions (including permanent collection rotations and traveling exhibitions) based on rigorous research and original ideas.
  • In the development of exhibitions, present a holistic project proposal that collaboratively incorporates educational and marketing programming, to be presented twice a year to the Audience Development Committee (ADC).
  • Following a schedule developed by the DCO&R, conduct research and write all exhibition didactics including introductory texts, labels, brochures, and, when budgeted, supporting catalogues.
  • Act as coordinating curator, in collaboration with the DCO&R, for guest-curated or other traveling exhibitions.
  • Determine the layout of exhibitions and, together with the DCO&R, Head of Installation, and the Graphic Designer, develop the exhibition design as well as installation schedule.
  • Assist in identifying and securing exhibition venues for traveling exhibitions.
  • In collaboration with the DCO&R and curatorial department staff, oversee installation of permanent collection galleries.
  • With Director & CEO, develop and revise the Museum’s Collection Development Strategy for expanding the collection, as well as make recommendations for acquisitions, write justifications, and present to the Works of Art Committee (WoAC).
  • Conduct public lectures on exhibitions and collection; create engaging digital programs and online content; and build outreach to local, regional, and national and international communities for audience development.
  • Assist with the Norton’s Artist in Residency (AiR) program.
  • Build and maintain relationships with artists, dealers, curators, directors, critics, and journalists.
  • Together with DCO&R, examine the condition of the photography collection and work with registrars to determine conservation needs. Manage and oversee conservation projects from start to finish as well as suggesting de-accessioning plan in accordance with the Museum’s Collection Management Policy.

Cultivation/Fundraising

  • Develop and maintain relationships with collectors, donors, private funders, and foundations.
  • Assist with solicitation of funds for acquisitions in conjunction with Director & CEO and Chief Development Officer.
  • Represent the museum at national and international art fairs, biennials, exhibition openings, and other contemporary art world events.
  • Visit private collections and work to sustain interest in the Norton.
  • Work closely with the Director & CEO to cultivate donors in order to receive gifts of art that will increase the quality of the Norton permanent collection.
  • Assist Chief Development Officer, Director of Institutional Giving, and staff in writing grants for curatorial projects.

QUALIFICATIONS:

A minimum of 10 years’ experience with a history of innovative and meaningful exhibitions.

Excellent writing skills demonstrated by authorship of publications or associated texts on various media platforms, as well as strong public speaking skills and the development of lectures that contribute to meaningful dialogue within the contemporary art world. 

Familiarity with international art fairs, contemporary and photography galleries, and alternative, independent spaces.

Experience coordinating exhibitions from other institutions, smaller spotlight projects and installing collection galleries.

Strong collaboration skills and knowledge of current best practices.

Awareness of, and professional associations and connections with, colleagues nationally (and internationally) at other public and private institutions, as well as with the exhibitions and projects being organized by colleagues.

Experience facilitating national and international loans.

For immediate consideration, please send an email with your resume, cover letter and references to Tenley at [email protected]. No telephone calls please.

The Norton Museum of Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer and celebrates a diverse team of talented and dedicated staff, docents, and volunteers. 

Research shows that women and individuals from underrepresented backgrounds often apply to jobs only if they meet 100% of the qualifications. We recognize that it is highly unlikely that an applicant meets 100% of the qualifications for a given role. Therefore, if much of this job description describes you, then you are highly encouraged to apply for this role.

Director of Security (Full Time - Exempt)

JOB SUMMARY: 

The Director of Security is responsible for the overall security and safety of the staff, collections, and visitors of the Norton Museum of Art and its campus, which includes the garden, Cranesnest Way houses and parking lot. The Director provides leadership to security department staff and proactively consults with all departments on proper security methods, procedures. In addition, the Director is responsible for strong collaboration with the Director of Museum Experience and Director of Retail Operations to provide all visitors to the Museum with an outstanding experience based on the seamless interactions between Security, Visitor Experience, and the Store.

RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Develop appropriate guard post areas specific to the requirements of gallery layouts, exhibits, functions, and special events.
  • Perform or assign regular and random off hour visits to ensure strict compliance with security policies and high-quality performance standards during private and museum special functions.
  • Propose and manage the annual departmental security budget as well as invoice review and approval.
  • Develop well-coordinated disaster and emergency response programs for all areas, special exhibitions, and events; ensure appropriate staff training in these areas.
  • Consistently develop, administer, and maintain staff training programs, records, and compliance to include visitor experience-centric behavior, procedures relating to emergency evacuation, bomb threats, active shooter, medical emergencies, and other threats.
  • Work closely with Director of Museum Experience and Director of Retail Operations to create a welcoming museum environment for all visitors including seamless interactions across Visitor Experience, Store and Security staff.
  • Work closely with Human Resources in the selection and hiring of security staff
  • Provide effective staff development, coaching, performance management and accountability designed to achieve optimum results.
  • Provide oversight and have a thorough understanding of the museum’s security systems; both access-control and electronic security monitoring.
  • Collaborate with Director of IT on cyber security prevention and responding to and investigating any potential issues.
  • Manage the maintenance, and any installation and repair, of these security systems and maintain database and archives to ensure compliance with museum policies and industry best practices regarding access to collections storage areas, and other secure spaces and buildings.
  • Manage the performance and documentation of maintenance and annual certification tests of security, access control, fire protection/detection, and alarm systems.
  • Work closely with the Exhibitions department to analyze and identify specific security requirements (staffing and technology), and budgets for permanent and changing exhibitions, galleries, and individual objects.
  • Work closely with the Director of Facilities to ensure that the museum complies with insurance, accreditation, loan, and other mandated security standards or requirements.
  • Establish and maintain strong working relationships with local and state police, fire and emergency management agencies.
  • Respond to off-hour emergency situations as required.

 QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice or other applicable field or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 7+ years progressively responsible management experience in security for a campus-based institution or public law enforcement. Museum experience a plus.
  • State Security License.
  • Ability to think, communicate clearly and act quickly in emergency/life threatening situations.
  • Demonstrated leadership with the ability to work across functional boundaries; build consensus; and drive results.
  • Demonstrated strong organizational development skills.
  • A high degree of attention to detail.
  • Proven experience in training, managing, and mentoring staff.
  • Excellent problem-solving and strategic-planning skills.
  • Mature judgement and decision-making in a changing, forward-thinking operating and visitor-focused environment.
  • A high degree of patience, good humor, and fortitude in managing relationships with various parties; including other departments, guests, neighbors and neighborhood associations, and external partners.
  • Demonstrated ability to forge mutually-respectful and effective relationships with a diverse group of personalities.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Must pass stringent background investigation qualifying for Norton’s highest security clearance.
  • Weekend, some evening, and on-call work is required.

For immediate consideration, please send an email with your resume, cover letter and references to: [email protected]. No telephone calls please.

The Norton Museum of Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer and celebrates a diverse team of talented and dedicated staff, docents, and volunteers. 

Research shows that women and individuals from underrepresented backgrounds often apply to jobs only if they meet 100% of the qualifications. We recognize that it is highly unlikely that an applicant meets 100% of the qualifications for a given role. Therefore, if much of this job description describes you, then you are highly encouraged to apply for this role.

2022 Sophie Davis Fellowship for Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access

2022 Sophie Davis Fellowship for Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access 

Building on the Norton Museum of Art’s commitment to engage diverse communities, the Sophie Davis Fellow for Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access will work with the Norton’s Learning and Community Engagement (LCE) and Curatorial departments staff, as well as other colleagues throughout the Museum, to address issues of inclusion, diversity, equity and access (IDEA) through public programs; assist in the development of special exhibitions that celebrate women and artists of color; and engage community organizations to encourage greater participation and involvement with the Museum. The position is a one-year appointment.

This opportunity will expose the individual to hands-on experience, mentorship, and project-based work, designed to help build experience toward future career opportunities.

Responsibilities include to:

  • Assisting LCE staff with developing and managing programs with an IDEA focus, including but not limited to the biennial Women’s Walk and the annual Juneteenth celebrations, Vista programming for people and cultures from throughout Central and South America and the Caribbean during Hispanic Heritage Month.
  • Assisting the Glenn W. and Cornelia T. Bailey Curator of Contemporary Art on the organization of a Recognition of Art by Women (RAW) exhibition. Pending progress of each exhibition project, duties may include assisting with research, artist and gallery correspondence, project management for a related catalogue, assisting with exhibition design, installation, didactics, providing tours and lectures.
  • Assisting Public Programs Manager with the development of Art After Dark programs such as Pride Night, Asian American month.
  • Creating a public program in coordination with an artist-in-residence.
  • Attending meetings of the Staff Diversity Committee, observing staff conversations and contributing recent news and updates regarding IDEA in the broader Museum landscape.
  • Participating in Museum/community engagement efforts at diverse community venues from arts fairs to social service organizations to assist in attracting new, diverse audiences.

About You:

Ideal candidates for the program are creative, innovative team players with problem solving, planning and organizational skills and a strong interest in developing professional skills in art museums or arts/cultural organizations. Additional requirements include:

  • BA/BFA in Art History, Studio Art, Education or Creative Arts and Culture, Community Arts; or experience teaching. MA/MFA a plus.
  • Excellent people skills, with a priority in culturally responsive teaching that encourages all students.
  • Commitment to community service and outreach work.
  • Capability to teach children and adults of all abilities is a plus.
  • Have reliable transportation and a valid Driver's License.
  • Bi-lingual in English and Spanish is strongly encouraged. Fluency in Creole, also a plus.
  • Knowledge and comfort with virtual learning, data entry software, Microsoft Office and Outlook, and Altru (preferred but can be trained on the job).

What's next?

Help us learn about you by submitting a complete and thoughtful application, which includes a letter of interest, your resume and letter(s) of recommendation. Email applications to: [email protected].

The Norton Museum of Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer and celebrates a diverse team of talented and dedicated staff, docents, and volunteers. We welcome and encourage individual of all backgrounds to apply, especially those from traditionally underrepresented groups in the museum field who support the goal of promoting inclusive and accessible museums. 

IT Specialist (Full Time- Non-Exempt)

IT Specialist (Full Time- Non-Exempt)

JOB SUMMARY: The IT Specialist provides first level technical support to users concerning hardware, software, and networking problems; escalates system problems to IT Director as necessary. The Specialist provides support and assistance to the IT Director in the management of the network and server infrastructure of the Norton. The Specialist will be responsible for managing the daily duties of the Director of IT when the Director is out of the office for any reason.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Timely response to routine IT Help Desk requests and support tickets from staff
  • Set up workstations with computers and necessary peripheral devices
  • Check computer hardware to ensure functionality
  • Install and configure appropriate software and functions according to specifications
  • Provide orientation and guidance to users on how to operate new software and computer equipment
  • Perform troubleshooting to diagnose and resolve problems
  • Assisting the IT Director with:
    • Monitoring daily operations of network and server infrastructure
    • Aligning IT infrastructure with current and future business requirements and goals
    • Evaluating risk and developing network recovery and backup processes
    • Assessing and purchasing new and replacement hardware
    • Implementing security of the network, data, and its storage and communication systems
    • Other duties as assigned including assisting with AV duties during busy periods.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Associate degree in computer science, data processing, or related field
  • Three to five years of computer support experience, or a combination of education and experience commensurate with the requirements of this position
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Windows, MAC OS and Microsoft Office 365
  • Familiarity with Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, Active Directory, MFA, Cisco ASA, WLC and UCS.
  • Familiarity with VoIP. SAN, NAS, EMC and IDPA.
  • Ability to troubleshoot and perform routine maintenance on computers and peripheral equipment
  • Ability to communicate information in a clear and concise manner
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize assignments
  • Will need to be on call after hours and on weekends to address any network issues.

For immediate consideration, please send an email with your resume, cover letter and references to: [email protected] No telephone calls please.

The Norton Museum of Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer and celebrates a diverse team of talented and dedicated staff, docents, and volunteers.

Research shows that women and individuals from underrepresented backgrounds often apply to jobs only if they meet 100% of the qualifications. We recognize that it is highly unlikely that an applicant meets 100% of the qualifications for a given role. Therefore, if much of this job description describes you, then you are highly encouraged to apply for this role.

Lead Maintenance Technician(Full Time – NON-EXEMPT)

JOB SUMMARY: The Lead Maintenance Technician will support the Building Operations Manager in maintaining all facilities, including maintenance of equipment, along with assisting vendors, contractors and janitorial services. This position will also be responsible to fulfill the duties of the Building Operations Manager when they are out of the office as well as being a part of the hurricane team that stays onsite in the event of storm watch/warnings.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsible for monitoring, inspecting and troubleshooting all HVAC equipment and controls, and providing reports of status to Building Operations Manager.
  • Perform minor repairs related to electrical, plumbing and commercial HVAC equipment.
  • Monitor, adjust and maintain proper climate control set points using the Building Automated System.
  • Create, maintain and archive trend reports for galleries, and provide to Registrar as needed.
  • Check and replace burnt out light bulbs and ballasts.
  • Assist janitorial crew with the overall cleaning of all areas of the NMA facility, including bathrooms, galleries, offices, store, support spaces, public spaces, building exterior and sidewalks.
  • Prepare and paint all surfaces throughout the NMA facility, as indicated by a maintenance schedule or the Building Operations Manager.
  • Assist with the general maintenance of exterior spaces including parking lot and garden.
  • Perform light carpentry work as requested.
  • Change HVAC filters and maintain a log indicating date filters were changed.
  • Routinely check facility for potential general maintenance problems and correct them. This includes mechanical function of all maintenance equipment.
  • Report any irregular activity in facility to the Building Operations Manager.
  • Communicate with all staff and visitors in a clear, efficient, and effective manner utilizing the appropriate tool, including computers, phones and CB radios.
  • Assist other staff with setup and breakdown of tables and chairs for events.
  • Assist with the overall security and safety of the property, its contents and staff and visitors.
  • Assist contractors performing maintenance work in the facility.
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  •  Commercial HVAC experience preferred. Including chillers, boilers and cooling towers.
  • Experience with Building Automated Systems for climate control.
  • Operate general maintenance equipment, including drills, saws, hand tools, table saw, drill press, ladders/lifts, motorized/manual forklifts, vacuum cleaners, extractor, buffer, wet mop, and brooms in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Must be proficient in computer in Windows environment.
  • Good communication and proactive customer service skills.
  • Experience in appliance repairs and plumbing.
  • Minor carpentry and electrical knowledge preferable.

REQUIREMENTS:

 Five day/40 hour per week schedule which may include weekend.

  • Must be available on-call.
  • Must be able to work some nights/weekends for special events. 

For immediate consideration, please send an email with your resume, cover letter and references to: [email protected]. No telephone calls please.

 The Norton Museum of Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer and celebrates a diverse team of talented and dedicated staff, docents, and volunteers. 

Research shows that women and individuals from underrepresented backgrounds often apply to jobs only if they meet 100% of the qualifications. We recognize that it is highly unlikely that an applicant meets 100% of the qualifications for a given role. Therefore, if much of this job description describes you, then you are highly encouraged to apply for this role.


Must be proficient in computer in Windows environment.•Good communication and proactive customer service skills.•Experience in HVAC and plumbing. •Minor carpentry and electrical knowledge preferable.REQUIREMENTS:•Five day/40 hour per week schedule which may include weekend.•Must be available on-call.•Must be able to work some nights/weekends for special events.The Norton Museum of Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer and celebrates a diverse team of talented and dedicated staff, docents, and volunteers. Research shows that women and individuals from underrepresented backgrounds often apply to jobs only if theymeet 100% of the qualifications. We recognize that it is highly unlikely that an applicant meets 100% of the qualifications for a given role. Therefore, if much of this job description describes you, then you are highly encouraged to apply for this role. 
uter in Windows environment.•Good communication and proactive customer service skills.•Experience in HVAC and plumbing. •Minor carpentry and electrical knowledge preferable.REQUIREMENTS:•Five day/40 hour per week schedule which may include weekend.•Must be available on-call.•Must be able to work some nights/weekends for special events.The Norton Museum of Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer and celebrates a diverse team of talented and dedicated staff, docents, and volunteers. Research shows that women and individuals from underrepresented backgrounds often apply to jobs only if theymeet 100% of the qualifications. We recognize that it is highly unlikely that an applicant meets 100% of the qualifications for a given role. Therefore, if much of this job description describes you, then you are highly encouraged to apply for this role.

The Norton Museum of Art is an equal opportunity employer.

The Norton Museum of Art COVID-19 Policies

MASKS REQUIRED AT ALL TIMES


The health and safety of our guests is a top priority for the Norton Museum. Beginning October 1, 2021, guests (ages 12+) visiting the Norton Museum of Art will be required to show proof of a negative COVID-19 professionally administered PCR test taken within 72 hours; or a negative COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test conducted within 24 hours; OR voluntarily show proof of COVID-19 vaccination (together with a valid photo ID for ages 18+). 
"At-home” COVID-19 tests are not accepted. Professionally administered tests only.

Masks are required at all times regardless of negative tests or vaccination status,
except when visiting the Museum Garden or while actively eating or drinking in The Restaurant or Great Hall

This policy is based on guidance and recommendations issued by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and other authoritative or controlling government-issued health standards.

See all our detailed COVID-19 Protocols

If you are unable to visit us in person, please visit The Norton Channel for a wide range of virtual resources, activities, and programs that you can enjoy from home.

For the most up-to-date information from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), click here. 

For a list of free vaccination sites, please click here.