It Takes Diversity of Thought, Culture, Background, and Perspective to Create a Truly Equitable and Inclusive Museum.

The Newport Art Museum’s mission is to share a diversity of art and experiences that spark reflection, inspiration, discovery, and connections within our Newport community and beyond. We are committed to cultivating and preserving a culture of inclusion because the collective sum of the individual differences, life experiences, knowledge, innovation, self-expression, and talent that our employees invest in their work ensures the Museum is a welcoming place for everyone. In recruiting for our team, we welcome the unique contributions that new employees can bring in terms of education, opinions, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and expression, nation of origin, age, languages spoken, veteran’s status, color, religion, disability, sexual orientation and beliefs.

Part Time Teaching Artist

The Education Department at Newport Art Museum seeks qualified Teaching Artists to teach classes at the Museum School.

The Museum School at the Minnie and Jimmy Coleman Center for Creative Studies hosts art classes and workshops throughout the year, as well as a variety of camps during the summer and school vacation weeks. The successful candidate should be prepared to teach courses, and to provide vital cultural experiences to a diverse group of students with a wide range of experience. Interpersonal skills, clarity, and creativity in teaching are essential. Candidates should be prepared to encourage students to grow creatively and intellectually.

Qualifications

Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts, Museum Studies or Art Education required.

 

Preferred Qualifications

All teaching artists are welcome to apply, however we are specifically looking for instructors who can teach in these areas:

  • Animation
  • Architecture
  • Art + Activism
  • Ceramics
  • Design Fundamentals
  • Drawing
  • Fashion Design
  • Graphic Design
  • Illustration
  • Interior Design
  • Landscape Design
  • Mixed Media
  • Photography
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
  • Visual + Critical Language (liberal arts: writing and research in visual arts)

The Newport Art Museum is an equal opportunity employer and encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply.

Independent Contractor Hourly Pay, rate negotiable.

To Apply

Qualified candidates should send a cover letter and current résumé, to jobs@newportartmuseum.org with Art Instructor in the subject line. No phone calls please.

Finance Director

The Finance Director, reporting directly to the Executive Director, is responsible for leading all aspects of the Museum’s financial operations. This includes financial reporting, accounts receivable and accounts payable management, grant support, and comprehensive budget administration. The Finance Director is also tasked with producing accurate financial reports, maintaining meticulous accounting records, ensuring the precise processing of financial transactions, and overseeing a robust system of controls and budgets, basic human resources, and policy documents. These responsibilities are strategically designed to mitigate financial risk, enhance financial reporting accuracy in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), adhere to grants management standards, and facilitate successful audits.

The Finance Director is a part-time position with an anticipated workload of 25-30 hours per week, with a flexible Monday-Friday work schedule.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Oversee day-to-day accounting operations and maximizes the return on financial assets and policies in collaboration with the Director of Operations.
  • Continuously examine financial data and deliver precise and timely financial reports. Develop monthly financial statements for senior leadership and the Board of Trustees, incorporating analysis and explanations of budget-to-actual variances. Generate monthly reports on admissions revenue analysis for the entire staff.Supervise the forecasting of organizational cash flow through collaboration with staff, conduct routine cash reconciliations, and perform reconciliations of Accounts Payable and Receivable and Payroll. Identify opportunities for cost-cutting, savings, and profit.
  • Lead yearly budgeting and planning process, working closely with the Senior Leadership team and conducting regular check-ins with key staff to build sustainable departmental and operating budgetsProvide grant support, ensuring compliance with grant requirements and management standards.in collaboration with Advancement Department
  • Collaborate with department heads to administer and monitor budgets across departments to optimize financial resources, including attending weekly department head meetings and presenting finance trends and needs.
  • Ensure that financial reporting complies with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). Develop department protocols and controls based on industry best practices, leveraging technological efficiency and automation, and transition recent records to desired system and workflow
  • Actively monitor financial assets, including endowments, lines of credit, and loans. Manages insurance policies, including property, liability, event, art, etc. Reconciles staff credit card statements and expense reports and monitors spending.Facilitate smooth and successful financial audits.
  • Support and amplifier the Newport Art Museum’s mission and core values, including Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility values. Works professionally with individuals of all levels and abilities, including vendors, trustees, donors, volunteers, and other stakeholders.
  • Assist the Executive Director in reporting to the Board treasurer and finance committee. Attends Board meetings as necessary.
  • Supervise benefits administration including healthcare, pension, and health savings accounts. Ensures compliance with best practices for HR recordkeeping and policy.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities):

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, or related field (Museum/Non-Profit experience preferred)
  • CPA preferred
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in not-for-profit accounting management
  • Excellent communication, written, and interpersonal skills
  • Detail-oriented with a commitment to accuracy
  • The ability to convey financial information with clarity to staff and Board
  • Proven experience in financial management and accounting
  • Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP)
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills
  • Proficiency in Quickbooks, Bill.com, and other financial software systems
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Grant management experience is a plus
  • Ability to meet deadlines and to handle multiple projects simultaneously

Interested candidates should submit their resume, cover letter, a list of references, and their salary requirements to jobs@newportartmuseum.org

The Newport Art Museum recognizes diversity and inclusivity as fundamental to its work culture and integral to its role as a cultural institution serving the public. We welcome candidates whose experience has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. The Newport Art Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other protected characteristic as established by law.

Established in 1912, the Newport Art Museum educates and inspires a diverse audience through collecting, preserving, exhibiting, and interpreting historic and contemporary visual arts, emphasizing the rich heritage of the Newport region. It integrates appreciation for the arts and art-making into all programs and is fully accredited by the American Association of Museums.

Director of the Museum School

Director of The Museum School
Reports to the Executive Director
Full-Time, Salary, Exempt

The Newport Art Museum is seeking a dynamic and experienced individual to fill the role of Director of the Museum School. The successful candidate will play a key role in the development and implementation of a re-imagined Museum School curriculum, contributing to its growth and success. The Director of the Museum School will be responsible for overseeing various aspects of the school’s operations in alignment with the overarching mission of the Newport Art Museum.

Responsibilities:

  • Design and oversee the development of innovative and engaging arts education programs for diverse age groups and skill levels, including camps, workshops, and Master Classes for children and adult audiences.
  • Identify, contact, and hire qualified teaching artists and designers.
  • Collaborate with local schools, community organizations, and other stakeholders to promote the importance of arts education and expand outreach.
  • Strategize to bring in revenue and leverage and grow the Museum’s School’s potential.
  • Explore and implement new strategies to increase income, particularly through the rental of the studio to local artists and community groups.
  • Oversee Bradley-School Partnership, including managing billing processes, viability, and other relevant tasks as assigned.
  • Contribute to the strategic planning process by identifying opportunities for growth and improvement within the education department.
  • Manage the budget for the education department, ensuring fiscal responsibility and effective allocation of resources, including instructor contracts, and payments.
  • Track all class registrations and waiting lists, including adult, studio time, and summer youth art camps.
  • Create class lists, administer refunds, and serve as the Museum’s main point of contact for inquiries related to Museum School offerings.
  • Manage and approve scholarship applications in collaboration with the Executive Director and Finance Department.
  • Order and organize supplies for all classes.
  • Ensure all Museum School policies are up-to-date and adhere to best practices.
  • Track department spending and create an annual budget.
  • In collaboration with the Museum’s Senior Curator and Director of Community Engagement, assist with docent training and School-Museum Relationships.
  • Develop and implement professional development opportunities for educators to enhance their skills and stay current with best practices in arts education.
  • Assist the Museum’s Director of Marketing with the preparation of material for all education-related communications and publications.
  • Assist with the orientation and oversight of summer youth art camp interns.
  • Collaborate with museum staff and other departments to ensure seamless integration of educational programs with overall museum activities.
  • Collaborate with the development team to write grant proposals and participate in fundraising activities to support educational initiatives.
  • Implement assessment tools to evaluate the effectiveness of education programs and make data-driven decisions for continuous improvement.
  • Stay informed about current trends and best practices in museum education through continuous learning and professional development.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Arts Administration, Art Education, Museum Education, or a related field, along with sound knowledge of art history, museum teaching and inquiry-based teaching strategies.
  • A minimum of 5 years of proven leadership experience in a museum or related setting is preferred along with an understanding of the role of education in the museum education field.
  • Proven experience in developing and implementing successful arts education programs.
  • Strong organizational and administrative skills.
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in educational programming.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Familiarity with budget management and financial processes.
  • Previous experience in a museum or educational institution is a plus.
  • Proven experience in collaborative work, able to work fluidly with all departments.

Interested candidates should submit their resume, cover letter, a list of references, and their salary requirements to jobs@newportartmuseum.org

The Newport Art Museum is an equal-opportunity employer and encourages candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply.