Above: Curator of Art Margaret Lynne Ausfeld leads a gallery tlak.
Founded by artists and arts educators in 1930, today’s MMFA staff continues to be a mix of makers, educators, and other museum professionals—a creative collective dedicated to art, visitors, and the design and delivery of engaging experiences that connect the two.
There are thirtysomething of us—some new to the enterprise, others here for decades, and others still have returned to the Museum after moving on and broadening their experiences elsewhere. We leverage this mix of fresh perspectives and deep institutional knowledge—mixed with creativity, command, commitment, and camaraderie—to work from a place of competitive advantage. Our practice is also distinguished by our “good to great” mindset—the drive to learn and grow as we go—with and from each other and ourselves.
We recognize that, like so many other museums, arts organizations, and other workplaces, we have long fallen short of recruiting and retaining staff whose identities and experiences mirror the public we seek to serve. With this in mind, today, we work with urgency to attract top talent whose life experiences deepen our capacity to understand fully the community’s needs and wants and connect meaningfully with those who reside in and visit the River Region.
The MMFA is a public-private enterprise, supported by both the City of Montgomery and the MMFA Association. While most MMFA staff are employed by the City, others are employed by the Association. Each vacancy posted notes if the position is City or Association and includes links to the appropriate application process for each.
Head of Learning + Programs
In search of a seasoned arts/museum educator and strategic manager/leader to establish and evolve a new comprehensive education and engagement plan for learners across their lifespans via multiple platforms including on-site and virtual programs, the Museum’s interactive learning center, changing exhibitions, and permanent collection installations.
This is a City position with the classification “Museum Curator III.” Applicants must apply through the City’s portal. Applications will be received until our need is met.
The IT Engineer is an administrative position that supports the network and infrastructure systems within the Museum and is instrumental in the planning and implementation of the Museum’s technology plan. The employee is responsible for the overall management and supervision of Museum-based systems, internal networks, and electronic resources. Essential functions include managing the automated system and related technology; supervising and monitoring the daily use of technologies, networks, and components systems; acting as liaison with the City/County representatives and vendors; supervising a subordinate; developing, designing, and implementing the Museum’s technology plan; and coordinating activities of users. Job is performed with considerable independence requiring judgment in resolving the Museum IT issues and needs. Supervision is received under the direction of the Museum Operations Director.
This is a contract position. Applications will be received until Thursday, September 30, 2021.