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  • 02 Jun 2021 11:07 AM | YUWEN HUYAN

    Position Summary

    QHS is looking for an experienced museum professional to serve as the Executive Director. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will serve as a forward-thinking, innovative, and creative chief executive officer with overall responsibility for the execution of the Society’s mission. The Executive Director will be committed to museum excellence and best practices, cultivation of multiple stakeholder and constituent groups, and providing interrelated strategic vision and operational leadership. This is not a position for a traditionally-minded history museum director.



    Primary Duties and Responsibilities

    Strategic and Operational Leadership

    Responsible for strategy development and implementation, development and fundraising, community relations, curatorial and exhibition-making, educational program development, personnel administration, financial and facilities management, marketing, and archival and collections management. Able to conceive, articulate, and realize a progressive curatorial vision for exhibitions and programs that is innovative, creative, thought-provoking, and forward-thinking. Responsible for hiring, tasking, and managing staff employees, independent contractors, volunteer organizers, and interns.

    Oversees all day-to-day operations, with a focus on providing quality exhibitions and programs within the framework of excellence in the visitor experience. Manages communications with stakeholders to articulate a clear vision for programming, financial support, and community partnerships, and ensuring consistency of branding and messaging.

    Ensures that the necessary organizational structure, policies, systems controls, and procedures are in place and regularly reviewed for effectiveness. Meets regularly with the Board of Directors, including with the Executive Committee and other Board-established committees, to report on and coordinate organizational activities.



    Fundraising and Financial Management

    Partners with the Board to cultivate relationships and financial resources that will ensure the success of the institution. Cultivates major donors, members, and event volunteer leaders to expand fundraising activities and build financial resilience in support of ongoing programs and operations.

    Manages the development of institutional funding sources including government agencies and private foundations. Manages the preparation of the annual operating budget with the Treasurer and the Finance Committee, and provides quarterly financial reports to the Board.

    Oversees the preparations of the annual audit report and 990 tax filings with an independent auditor, and coordinates reporting by the auditor to the Board. Oversees routine financial transactions and management with the Business Manager, bookkeeper, and accountant, and coordinates liability, healthcare, and collections insurance coverage.



    Community Relations and Engagement

    Develops an active community presence and relationships to foster opportunities for new initiatives and partnerships that build connections, support increased attendance and membership, enhances organizational reputation, and strengthens the fabric of social and cultural organizations in the Borough of Queens communities.

    Uphold the Society’s commitment to embedding equity, diversity, and inclusion in programming and outreach including, but not limited to, free public access to the Society’s archives and research collections. This commitment includes programming that challenges structural inequalities and promotes constructive dialogue around issues related to marginalized communities.

    Actively engages with a comprehensive network of museum professionals, independent curators, and arts and culture sector practitioners by hosting and participating in relevant meetings and convenings that share sector trends and current best practices.

    Develop local networks in the arts and culture community to identify and cultivate collaborative programs with independent curators and institutional partners.

    Experience and Qualifications
    Preferred
    • Graduate degree in History, Anthropology, Museum Studies, Curatorial Studies, Cultural Studies, Interdisciplinary Arts and Humanities, or a related field.
    • Professional experience at the senior management level, in museums or arts/cultural non-profit sector organizations.
    • A seasoned professional with multiple literacy skills: social, cross-cultural, business, civic, programmatic, media.
    • Agility to oscillate between and interrelate strategic direction and operational management.
    • A mindset of cross-disciplinary and collaborative thinking.
    • An appetite for innovation and new ideas in progressive museum practice.
    • Advanced critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
    • Experience and enthusiasm for working with a wide variety of public constituents; excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
    • Enthusiasm for participating in a wide range of organizational functions.
    • Experience managing staff, independent contractors, volunteers, and interns.
    • Proficiency with MS Office suite.
    • Familiarity with QuickBooks, WordPress, and Google Cloud Apps.
    • Knowledge of the local and regional community and its history.

    Salary and Benefits
    This is an exempt, full-time position with a salary range of 45-50K. Benefits include 10 days annual vacation per year, 10 days medical leave, and 11 paid holidays.

    Equal Opportunity
    The Queens Historical Society is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status. The Society is dedicated to diversity in all forms in its staffing and governance, as well as in its accessibility policies, to create and promote an inclusive organization and community.


    To apply

    Email letter of interest, resume, and three professional references in Adobe PDF format to patriciabsherwood@gmail.com using the job title and your name in your subject line (example: “Executive Director – Jane Smith”). All attachments should be submitted with the applicant’s first initial and last name included in the file name (for example “J.Smith Resume”). Interviews will be held during May, June, and July, and the position start date is anticipated to be no later than August 1, 2021.



  • 25 May 2021 12:54 PM | Mark Sutherland

    Fosterfields Living Historical Farm in Morristown, NJ, a historic site of the Morris County Park Commission, seeks an Education Assistant.  Fosterfields interprets the history of a 1920s working farm.  This position works under the supervision of the Historic Sites Manager, and works closely with the Historical Program Specialist.  The Education Assistant will develop, present, and evaluate educational programs at Fosterfields for the benefit and enjoyment of a variety of audiences.  Essential functions include: development and implementation of a variety of programs related to the site, site interpretation for visiting groups and the general public, and general office duties related to the position.

    The candidate should be a graduate of a college of recognized standing with a major program of study in history, education, American studies, museum studies, or a related field; work towards an advanced degree preferred.  This is a year-round, part-time position and is limited to 28 hours per week.  The salary is $14.25/hour.  The chosen candidate must be able to work a combination of days that will include Saturdays during the May through October season, and other dates as assigned.  To apply, please send resume, cover letter, and three references to msutherland@morrisparks.net.  The Morris County Park Commission is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


  • 12 May 2021 2:15 PM | Victoria Silverman

    ABOUT OAKLAND MUSEUM OF CALIFORNIA (OMCA)

    The Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) first opened its doors fifty years ago in 1969. It brought together three historically independent disciplines—art, history, and natural sciences—under one roof. This progressive multidisciplinary approach celebrates the many facets of California. OMCA’s collections—comprising more than 1.9 million objects including seminal art works, historical artifacts, ethnographic objects, natural specimens, and photographs—and its exhibitions and programs explore and reveal the factors that shape California’s character and identity, from its extraordinary natural landscapes, to successive waves of migration, to its unique culture of creativity and innovation.

    Ten years ago, OMCA undertook a major renovation and transformed its collection galleries in order to build on the Museum’s original multidisciplinary and civic-minded intent by improving integration of OMCA's collections and programs, strengthening its role as a public forum, and creating new opportunities for visitor participation. The collections are animated by innovative interpretive tools and interactive features; and new gathering spaces and program areas engage visitors and encourage them to share their own perspectives, questions, and stories. OMCA is currently completing another phase of its campus renovation with the transformation of its landmark gardens and creation of two new entries that connect the campus with the surrounding neighborhood. The $15 million renovation was funded through the $85 million “All In: The Campaign for OMCA,” which also included $30 million for operating support over five years and $40 million for growth of endowment and investment funds. The campaign will conclude on June 30, 2021 and has already surpassed the goal.

    OMCA nurtures its deep ties to the community by offering many educational and outreach programs. OMCA welcomes schools, scholars, local audiences, and all visitors to participate in its events and activities and to discover their place in California's past, present, and future. In the most recent year prior to its closing in March 2020 due to the pandemic, more than 25,000 K-12 students experienced OMCA’s programs and more than 350,000 people visited the museum, 30% of whom were first-time visitors and 56% of whom are people of color.

    OMCA has recently undertaken a staff organizational redesign that places equity, inclusion and anti-racism at the center of its organizational structure. This position will be a key member of the senior leadership team that will support, mentor and coach colleagues within the department and throughout the Museum in advancing these values and commitments.

    For more information, please visit www.museumca.org/

    POSITION OVERVIEW

    The Director of Philanthropy is responsible for all philanthropic activities of the Museum including but not limited to annual giving and membership, planned giving, institutional giving, and major gifts.  The Director of Philanthropy drives strategies for acquisition and retention of all contributed revenue through innovative and traditional methods in order to achieve OMCA’s goal for social impact and financial sustainability. As a member of the senior leadership team, the Director of Philanthropy works collaboratively and with shared responsibility with other executive level staff to ensure achievement of the Museum’s strategic goals and to support the work of the Board of Trustees and appropriate committees.

    REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS

    The Director of Philanthropy is a member of the six-person Senior Leadership Council and reports to the Executive Director.  The position oversees and manages a talented staff including four direct and nine indirect reports. The direct reports include an Associate Director of Membership, an Associate Director of Individual Giving, an Associate Director of Development Operations, and an Associate Director of Institutional Giving.  The position works in partnership with the Director of Marketing of Audience Engagement to co-lead the Advancement and Engagement unit within the new organizational structure.  The position also staffs the Advancement Committee of the Board.

    PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

    Leadership Council/Organizational Responsibilities

    • Develop, embrace, model, inspire and communicate institutional mission, vision and goals, sharing leadership of the entire Museum as well as advocating for and directing department functions.
    • Demonstrate exceptional leadership skills in motivating and nurturing staff, delegating tasks, encouraging independent problem-solving by individuals and teams, and providing an understanding of the institutional vision as a context for individual and department work plans.
    • Employ innovative and forward-thinking leadership, including actively anticipating changing trend and analyzing implications and consequences of changing business needs and circumstances.
    • Contribute as a member of the Senior Leadership Council to the policymaking for and management of the Museum including supporting the Museum’s mission, values, vision, and core commitment to the visitor experience, community engagement, and institutional relevancy for the future.
    • Contribute to the prudent and ongoing monitoring of OMCA annual budget and financial demands to ensure a sustainable future.
    •  Provide data-driven decision-making, goal setting, clear communication, knowledge sharing, collaboration, guidance, mentorship and coaching of department leaders.
    • Partner with colleagues across the institution to develop institutional funding opportunities and priorities.
    • Serve as Acting Director in the absence of the Executive Director, as requested.

    Advancement

    • Develop and implement a long-range donor-centric development plan to include goals and objectives for annual operations and capital and endowment initiatives, including, but not limited to, a major individual gifts program, annual fund, foundation and government grants, corporate sponsorships and gifts, planned giving, membership, and special events.
    • Lead efforts to build a Culture of Philanthropy throughout the organization, engaging the full staff and Board in understanding the importance of philanthropy to the Museum’s mission, sharing information transparently and inclusively with the organization about OMCA’s fundraising strategies and approaches, and connecting OMCA’s values to philanthropic efforts so that all OMCA stakeholders understand the role they can play in fostering donor and member relationships and support.
    • Develop and oversee a comprehensive donor and member cultivation and stewardship program including special events and other engagement opportunities that strategically boost fundraising efforts.
    • Oversee a robust membership program designed to build overall Museum attendance, develop members into long-term and higher-level supporters, and provide repeat and sustained participation in Museum activities.
    • Guide the development and administration of the department budget including supervising thpreparation of the budget, monthly and quarterly contributed income report, projections, analyses, and reconciliations with the Finance Department, writing support narratives for budgets, and monitoring performance against budget and collection of outstanding pledges in conjunction with the staff.
    • Oversee gift tracking systems and donor reporting mechanisms, donor acknowledgement and recognition efforts and ensure ongoing reconciliation with financial systems.
    • Work with the Board of Trustees to develop strategies to initiate and meet aggressive fundraising goals.
    • In partnership with Marketing and Communications, ensure strategic alignment related to external communications initiatives about fundraising and membership efforts.
    • Develop fundraising training for Trustees and other leadership volunteers.
    • Serve as the primary liaison to the Board Advancement Committee and support the work of the Governance Committee.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    • Ability to display the competencies of strategic thinking, development of self and others and ability to deploy and align organizational strategies and objectives
    • 10+ years of fundraising experience with progressive growth towards senior leadership
    • 5+ years supervisory experience
    • ·B.A. degree in relevant field required; M.A. or M.B.A desirable; fundraising certifications appreciated
    • English language proficiency in both spoken and written form
    •  Demonstrated knowledge of fundraising trends and progressive practices
    • · Demonstrated achievements as an adaptive change agent, collaborator, coach, and team and coalition-builder
    • MS (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Google Suite, Raiser’s Edge, and tools for measuring fundraising campaigns
    • Excellent leadership, supervisory, planning, and organization skills
    • Effective communication, problem solving skills, and presentation skills including public speaking
    • Team building skills with a collaborative management style
    • Self-awareness and openness to new philanthropic trends and practices
    • Commitment to working collaboratively in an anti-racist organization
    •  Commitment to and passion for the mission of Oakland Museum of California
    • Creative, conceptual, and analytical thinker, with a sensitivity to both the cultural and business sectors

    SALARY OR SALARY RANGE

    The salary range for this position is $125,000 to $150,000 plus full benefits.

    To demonstrate our commitment to equity and equal pay for all, Cook Silverman Search will continue to post salary ranges on all of its job descriptions moving forward. The practice of not posting salaries perpetuates the gender wage gap and discriminates against people of color by causing individuals to negotiate from a disadvantaged starting point.

    TO APPLY

    To apply for this position, or for additional information on the opportunity, please send a copy of your resume with a cover letter to Victoria Silverman at apply@cooksilverman.com.

    You can view the job description and learn about our other open roles at https://bit.ly/OaklandMuseumSmallMuseumJB

    All applications and inquiries will receive a response and be kept strictly confidential.

    OMCA - EEO STATEMENT

    The Oakland Museum of California is dedicated to diversity, inclusion, accessibility and equity. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ability/disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We highly encourage our diverse community to apply for available employment, internship, fellowship and volunteer positions at the Museum, as we aim to ensure our staff reflects the diversity of our visitors and surrounding community. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, OMCA will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities.

  • 27 Apr 2021 3:34 PM | Emily Martin




    The Maryland Center for History and Culture (MCHC) seeks a dynamic team member to join our vibrant Advancement Department as the Advancement Operations Manager. Reporting to the Director of Individual Giving, this position will be responsible for the oversight and management of all database management and stewardship practices. The Advancement Operations Manager is responsible for ensuring accurate gift entry, actively cleaning and updating data, acknowledging all gift and membership transactions, and has an active role in creating new systems for answering donor inquiries, responding to internal and external requests, and identifying opportunities.

    The Advancement Operations Manager works closely with the entire Advancement Department to set contributed revenue goals and track the success of all of Advancement’s goals and priorities. This position will also be responsible for working closely with the Director of Individual Giving to increase the department’s capacity through prospecting, moves management, donor cultivation and appreciation events, and streamlining the department’s operational procedures. MCHC is currently migrating to a new donor database system, and the Advancement Operations Manager will function as the Advancement’s team lead strategist in maximizing the new platform, leveraging data to target and engage new and existing donors and members.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    Gift Entry, Acknowledgment, and Tracking

    ·         Process all donations, memberships, auction requests, and other contribution-related activities from data entry to acknowledgement;

    ·         Work closely with the Finance Department to ensure accuracy and efficiency of gift processing and reconciliation;

    • ·         Maintain and track all leadership, membership, and special project acknowledgement letters and send out new member packets, gift baskets, and donor prospect packets;

    ·         Track outstanding pledges for Campaign, Annual Fund, and Special Projects and send monthly reminders.

    Database Management and Salesforce Implementation

    ·         Manage MCHC’s donor database, Salesforce, by updating records daily, performing global updates; ensure the efficiency of the donor database with bi-monthly deceased constituent and bad address checks, continuously update records with new information such as appeals sent and actions taken for prospecting purposes;

    ·         Ensure the accuracy and efficiency of pulling records for specific mailings and reports;

    • ·         Act as an Administrator for the Salesforce implementation: confirming accuracy of data, performing data imports, identifying issues and troubleshooting, and creating new reports.

    Operations/Assistance

    ·         Maintain Advancement office  operations including ordering all Advancement-related supplies such as letterhead, envelopes, membership cards, new member packet materials, brochures, etc., placing print orders, etc.;

    ·         Assist in developing plans for special fundraising initiatives and events, and assist with promoting/setting up/breaking down of events;

    ·         Identify stream of new individual giving and small business prospects for Director of Individual Giving, President & CEO, and Annual Giving Manager ;

    ·         Act as the liaison between the Advancement Department and constituents, answer and solve external advancement-related questions and problems;

    ·         Update Advancement Department’s websites , create new donation pages, and track web activity.

    Qualifications and Requirements

    • ·         Salesforce experience strongly preferred;
    • ·         Minimum 3 years’ experience in a fundraising or related field within the nonprofit sector;
    • ·         Excellent customer service skills. Comfortable speaking with all levels of staff and donors;
    • ·         Occasional ability to lift up to 50 lbs needed and occasional travel and late nights required;
    • ·         Demonstrated self-starter and problem solver;
    • ·         Analytical and data-oriented with an ability to run and synthesize giving reports and donor information;
    • ·         Proficiency with Excel, Word, Google Sheets, and basic HTML;
    • ·         Ability to prioritize, self-manage, and maintain high productivity;
    • ·         Ability to work independently and as part of a close working team.

    This is a full time, salaried position with benefits. The final salary will be determined based on the experience and qualifications of the successful candidate.

    Salary is negotiable and dependent upon qualifications - Please submit salary requirements with application. Starting salary is $37,000 annually


    How to Apply

    Please email a cover letter, resume with contacts of three professional references, and salary requirements to jobs@mdhistory.org. Subject line: Advancement Operations Manager. Incomplete applications may not be considered. No phone calls, please.

    About MCHC

    The Maryland Center for History and Culture is an equal opportunity employer that seeks to educate people of all ages about the American experience through the rich history of Maryland using their collections and to preserve important objects and archival materials from prehistoric Maryland to the present day.

    The Maryland Center for History and Culture collects, preserves, and interprets the history, art, and culture of Maryland. By exploring multiple perspectives and sharing national stories through the lens of Maryland, MCHC inspires critical thinking, creativity, and community. Learn more at mdhistory.org.



  • 26 Apr 2021 10:47 AM | Kelly Campagne

    Title: Associate Director, Facilities

    Employment Status:           Exempt

    Salary:   $70-85,000

    Supervisor Title: Director, Facilities/Chief Talent and Administrative Officer

    Date Revised:   March, 2021

    Summary of Position:

    Meridian is seeking a highly motivated and organized Deputy Facilities Director to join our Facilities team. Reporting to the Director of Facilities, this position provides a wide range of administrative functions including record keeping, materials and services order and invoice processing, interdepartmental communications, and staff interactions to ensure efficient management of the Facilities office. This position also works on tasks and projects as assigned and maintains the confidentiality of all institutional and personnel matters that are part of the work of the Facilities office. The successful candidate must be resourceful, able to work independently and adjust easily to changing priorities. Strong written and oral communication, interpersonal in a diverse, inclusive environement, and time management skills required. The capacity to define problems and look beyond the obvious to find effective solutions is expected. Work requires an exquisite attention to detail. This position is located in Washington D.C.

    Position Responsibilities:

    • Ensure adequate and appropriate staffing for routine work requests, housekeeping, event setups and takedowns, and routine repairs.
    • Ensure that all buildings, mechanical equipment, and grounds are maintained for daily use by staff and visitors, as well as to the standards required by the National Register of Historic Places
    • ·         Ensure that all safety codes and inspections related to mechanical equipment, safety equipment, safety standards, fire notification systems, fire suppression systems, and emergency notification systems are in compliance with applicable regulations.
    • ·         Assist in the development, administration, and monitoring of annual operating budgets for utilities, preventive maintenance, repairs, supplies, and equipment procurement.
    • Assist in the scheduling and implementation of capital improvements and ongoing repairs in keeping with budget, procure appropriately, plan and implement timelines to minimize impact on Meridian events.
    • Assist in the development and establishment of policies and procedures to ensure safe and efficient operations and maintain compliance with all applicable regulations.
    • Assist in the development of staffing plans and budgets that ensures adequate support for Meridian’s mission and events, and provides a learning, coaching and inclusive environment.
    • Develop and implement systems to maintain equipment inventories, compliance activities, maintenance records, and budget documentation.
    • Work closely and collaboratively with events staff; anticipate needs and handle while maintaining appropriate decorum and high level of customer satisfaction.
    • ·         Responsible for completing all organizational administrative responsibilities in a timely manner and meeting all organizational administrative deadlines.
    • ·         Other duties as assigned.

    Education:

    • Undergraduate degree in architecture, engineering or related field.
    • Formal training in a building craft is highly desirable.
    • Any equivalent combination of training, education, and experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the essential functions of the position.

    Experience:

    • 8-10 years of progressively responsible experience overseeing maintenance and operations, preferably in an historic environment.

    Technical Requirements:

    Proficiency in the following software programs is necessary for this role:

    • ·         Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook
    • ·         Internet Browsers (Firefox, Chrome, Edge)
    • ·         Experience in using Maximo or similar work control system.
    • ·         Experience in project controls and contract administration.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    • Superior attention to detail with dedication to providing the best service possible.
    • Knowledge of building systems, including HVAC, audio visual, plumbing, electrical, interior finishes and structural, to include antiquated boiler systems.
    • Ability to coordinate the work of numerous skilled and unskilled trades and craftsmen simultaneously.
    • Ability to successfully schedule and expedite repair and maintenance projects while minimizing impact on Meridian’s day-to-day activities.
    • Extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals, along with the ability to work independently and take initiative.
    • Superior organizational and management skills.
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
    • Ability to manage multiple, complex, on-going and ever-changing tasks and projects.
    • ·         Ability to manage and lead a team in a variety of maintenance and event related activities.
    • ·         Strong inter-cultural communication skills; maturity, cultural sensitivity, and tact suitable for working with individuals from around the world. 
    • ·         Ability to lift and move up to 45 pounds of boxes and equipment for various event needs.
    • ·         Willingness to work a varied work schedule and wear uniforms as needed to support Meridian’s schedule.

    Employer’s Statement and Rights

    This position posting does not list all the duties of the job. If an offer is made, you will be presented with a detailed job description. Applicants will be evaluated based upon their demonstrated ability to perform the tasks listed above, and their education and experience. The employer has the right to revise this posting at any time. Neither this posting nor the job description is a contract for employment. 


    Meridian is committed to equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, personal appearance, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, family responsibilities, marital, veteran or military status, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, matriculation, political affiliation, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law.

    How to Apply

    Qualified candidates should apply HERE. Only candidates being considered for this position will be contacted. NO PHONE CALLS in reference to this position will be accepted.


  • 13 Apr 2021 9:32 AM | Charles Barr

    Job Description

    Job Title:                              Education Coordinator

    Organization:                    Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation

    Reports to:                          Executive Director

    Location:                             3900 North Sandy Flash Drive, Newtown Square, PA 19073

    Salary:                                  $12.00/hour

    Start date:                          May 2021

    Time Commitment:         The Education Coordinator is an hourly employee who works primarily from March through November, although hours beyond that time frame for pre-season training and off-season outreaches are possible.  Work hours may be on-site or off-site.

    POSITION SUMMARY

    The Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation is an 18th century living history farm featuring heritage breed animals, period-appropriate crops, and five historic buildings preserved to represent a typical mid-size colonial property.  The Plantation has a robust educational program that welcomes 9,000+ school students and 100+ summer campers each year.  The Education Coordinator will be responsible for ensuring that students and teachers visiting the Plantation have wonderful hands-on experiences by providing excellent customer service, superb organizational preparedness, and impeccably trained and friendly program staff.  The Education Coordinator will also work as part of a team to plan and execute our sold-out summer camps during the months of June, July and August.  Weekend scout programs, birthday parties and offsite Outreach programs will also fall under the Education Coordinator’s responsibility.

    PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

    • §  Weekday Field Trips:  The Education Coordinator is responsible for staffing programs and being on-site to greet the schools and ensure that activities run smoothly.
    • §  Summer Camps: In the months of June, July and August, the Plantation runs five weeks of summer camps. The Education Coordinator will work as part of a team to develop activities and programming for each camp week, and to ensure that camps are staffed with appropriate educators.
    • Scout Programs and Birthday Parties:  The Plantation is occasionally asked to run scout programs and birthday parties, typically on weekends.  The Education Coordinator is expected to staff and supervise the running of these events.
    • Education Coordinator is expected to identify, hire and train educational program staff, and to ensure that their clearances and (with the help of the Historic Skills Coordinator) their interpretive knowledge is up to date.
    • The Education Coordinator is encouraged to create and implement new programs.
    • The Education Coordinator is expected to work as part of a team, including (but not limited to) the Farm Manager, Volunteer Coordinator, Historic Skills Coordinator, Administrative Director and Program Director.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    • §  Strong interest in, and familiarity with, Pennsylvania and eighteenth century American history is a plus.  College coursework in American history preferred.
    • §  Ability to work a flexible schedule that may occasionally include evenings and weekends.
    • §  Maintain a professional appearance and decorum, which must include willingness to wear period-appropriate attire and maintain a historically accurate appearance.
    • §  Ability to create for and deliver programs to diverse audiences. Comfort with public speaking is a must.
    • §  Reliable attendance and punctuality is expected and required, as is reliable transportation.
    • §  Must be able to work creatively and effectively as a member of a team.
    • §  Must be able to adapt quickly and seamlessly to a fast-paced and changeable client experience.
    • §  Knowledge of museum education and/or secondary education a plus.
    • §  Work can be physically demanding.  Ability to lift 40 lbs, be outside in all kinds of weather, and navigate rough terrain is expected.
    • §  A criminal background check, FBI fingerprint clearance, child abuse clearance is a requirement for employment.  Candidate will be expected to become First Aid/CPR/AED certified.

    To apply, please email your resume and cover letter to: Carolyn Nash,  Administrative Director, at info@colonialplantation.org.  No phone calls please.  Review of applications will begin immediately and position will remain open until filled.


  • 07 Apr 2021 9:56 AM | Theresa Worden

    PROGRAM ASSISTANT Grants & Community Engagement

    The Program Assistant reports to the Director of Grants & Community Engagement.  This position does not supervise other positions.

    Classification:  Non-exempt; permanent; full-time

    Key Goals:

    • The Program Assistant supports the Director in administering grants to the Maryland nonprofit community to support organizations involved in public humanities work. 
    • Assisting the Director with developing relationships with organizations around the state to stimulate, support, and promote educational experiences in the humanities that inspire all Marylanders to embrace lifelong learning, exchange ideas openly, and enrich their communities.
    • The Program Assistant works as a thought partner in shaping the Grants program and Regional Humanities Networks with the Director of Grants and Community Engagement.

    Responsibilities include:

    Grants

    • Working with the Director of Grants & Community Engagement to ensure smooth processing of grants
    • Assisting grant applicants and awardees with the grant application and reporting processes
    • Providing technical support for the online grant application system to both applicants and grants committee members
    • Monitoring the flow of grant applications to ensure prompt responses to applicants
    • Presenting grant application information to small groups
    • Updating grant event and financial logs (Excel)
    • Assembling materials for and staffing Grant Committee meetings
    • Maintaining all grant related files
    • Maintaining and updating processes in the grant application database, Foundant
    • Vetting grant applicants in accordance with Maryland Humanities’ policies
    • Updating as needed the Grants Program’s webpages using WordPress
    • Updating grantee contact information in eTapestry
    • Managing grants database to provide accurate reports on awardees and for reporting to internal and external stakeholders

    Regional Humanities Networks

    • Ongoing maintenance and updating of partner records
    • Coordinating logistics for regional meetings, including identifying and confirming meeting sites, arranging catering services, and preparing meeting materials
    • Updating humanities networks event and financial logs (Excel)
    • Creating and updating as needed the Humanities Networks’ webpages using WordPress and adding meetings to the online calendar
    • Updating and maintaining meeting schedules on website
    • Other tasks as assigned by the Program Officer for Grants & Community Engagement

    Qualifications:

    • Interest in the nonprofit sector, including trends and best practices specifically as they relate to increasing equity in grant-making
    • Outstanding organizational skills
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills
    • Excellent attention to detail
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
    • Experience with some database and/or application software experience preferred
    • Ability to cultivate positive and productive relationships and partnerships with a wide range of cultures, people, and organizations
    • Ability to think creatively and strategically
    • Ability to work effectively independently and collaboratively
    • Commitment to Maryland Humanities’ mission, vision, and values (see https://www.mdhumanities.org/about-us/mission-vision-values/)
    • Ability to work some weekends and evenings
    • Enthusiasm for public humanities and their value in contemporary life

    Compensation and Benefits:  Position is full-time at 35 hours per week with an annual salary range of $35,000 to $40,000 commensurate with experience. Generous benefits package including 21 days annual paid vacation, 12 days annual paid sick leave, 12 annual paid holidays, health and life/long-term disability insurance, free parking, professional development funds, and 401(k) retirement account with employer contribution.  

    How to Apply: To apply, please submit a cover letter and résumé in a single PDF file via email to hr@mdhumanities.org with the subject line as “Grants Assistant”; no phone calls please.

    Applications will be accepted through April 22, 2021. Interviews with qualified candidates will be conducted from May 1-5, 2021 with an anticipated start in June 1, 2021.

    Maryland Humanities is an equal opportunity employer. It is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment. Accordingly, all terms and conditions of employment will be carried out without regard to race, creed, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, nationality, marital status, age, or disability. Maryland Humanities will not tolerate acts deemed to constitute discrimination or harassment based on race, creed, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, nationality, marital status, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.


  • 02 Apr 2021 9:28 AM | Debi Wynn

    The Glenn L. Martin Maryland Aviation Museum at Martin State Airport in Middle River, Maryland, in its 31st year of sharing aviation history and STEM with visitors, is accepting applications for a Director of Development.

    Job Title:  Director of Development, Full Time

    Remote vs Onsite requirement:  As needed.

    Job Function: Development & Fundraising Initiatives, leading to possible Director Position.   Successful candidates will  have knowledge and experience of fundraising strategies, principals, and techniques.  Considerable initiative and seasoned judgement are required. Must demonstrate strong organizational skills,  superior writing, editing, and oral communications skills, and the ability to productively support multiple priorities.

    Major Responsibilities:                                                                                                                       

    * Direct and engage in ongoing fundraising and political efforts to acquire a major $2.5M+ iconic artifact, to fund a new building site and construction of the 100K SF museum facility, and to support on going Museum programs.

    * Interact with Maryland state & county government,  business, education, military and community leaders. 

    * Bring in major donors and funding.

    Experience: minimum 10 years experience in Director/Asst. Director positions with successful and significant fundraising track record.

    Education:  Minimum of Bachelor’s degree  

    Start Date: ASAP

    Annual Contract:  $45,000-$65,000, commensurate with experience

    To Apply; Interested candidates should submit their resumes and cover letter to Mr. Jim Hayes at  martinmuseum@gmail.com by April 20, 2021.  Please include the position title in your e-mail subject line.

    Working with the Glenn L. Martin Maryland Aviation Museum will take the applicant hired on an unforgettable creative journey of challenges and inspirations while working with a team passionate for taking the Museum and its historical, educational and preservation components into the future for sharing with  current and upcoming generations of visitors.  


  • 31 Mar 2021 2:50 PM | Erik Flesch

    Are you passionate about the Driftless Area and local history and interested in sharing your enthusiasm? The Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums | City of Platteville is now recruiting for a part-time communications intern. The position will assist the Museum Director and Museum Specialist-Communications with creation of social media, marketing, newsletter, and development communications at The Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums. The Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums welcome more than 10,000 visitors per year to tour the underground 1845 Bevans Lead-Zinc Mine, to ride in a 1931 mine train, and to discover the local history of the Upper Mississippi Valley mining district through exhibit galleries.

    We offer flexible part-time (12-16 hours per week) schedule, a fun work environment, and a reciprocal agreement with dozens of regional attractions offering free or deeply discounted admission for museum employees and guests. Starting wage is $7.25-$10.00 per hour, depending on demonstrated skills and experience. Find the full job description and application form at https://www.platteville.org/jobs

    To apply: Please submit a current resume, cover letter, and City of Platteville application form (downloadable at https://www.platteville.org/jobs). Paper applications can also be picked up at City Hall or The Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums.  Completed applications should be returned to museumdirector@platteville.org or mailed to The Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums, PO Box 780, Platteville, WI 53818. Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.

    If you have questions, please contact Erik Flesch at (608) 348-3301 or museumdirector@platteville.org.


  • 30 Mar 2021 9:41 AM | Erik Flesch

    Are you passionate about the Driftless Area and local history and interested in sharing your enthusiasm? The Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums | City of Platteville is now recruiting part-time seasonal tour guides to offer guided mine tours and great customer service in the museum store. Guides will educate and entertain participants on a one-hour adventure both underground and above ground. The Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums welcome more than 10,000 visitors per year to tour the underground 1845 Bevans Lead-Zinc Mine, to ride in a 1931 mine train, and to discover the local history of the Upper Mississippi Valley mining district through exhibit galleries.

    The tour season runs from May-October 2021, with both weekend and weekday hours from 10 a.m. to 5 pm. We offer flexible part-time (14-35 hours per week) schedules, a fun work environment, and a reciprocal agreement with dozens of regional attractions offering free or deeply discounted admission for museum employees and guests. Must be able to negotiate 90 steps in and out of the mine, successfully complete guide training, and pass a city-mandated background check. Starting wage is $9-$10 per hour. Find the full job description at https://www.platteville.org/jobs.

    To apply: Please submit a current resume, cover letter, and City of Platteville application form (downloadable at https://www.platteville.org/jobs). Paper applications can also be picked up at City Hall or The Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums.  Completed applications should be returned to museumdirector@platteville.org or mailed to The Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums, PO Box 780, Platteville, WI 53818. Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.

    If you have questions, please contact Erik Flesch at (608) 348-3301 or museumdirector@platteville.org.



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