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  • 04 Aug 2020 2:26 PM | Anita Carroll-Weldon

    The Horatio Colony House Museum & Nature Preserve in Keene, New Hampshire seeks a full-time executive director, who is a museum leader with the vision, skill and management experience, to build on the organization’s growth over many years.   The Executive Director reports to the Trustees and Advisory Board.   S/he is responsible for the development, execution, and management of the museum and nature preserve’s mission and strategic goals as approved by the board.  Responsibilities include planning, implementing and supervising all facets of daily operations of the museum building, grounds and collections, as well as the 645 acre nature preserve and historic cabin. The Executive Director is responsible for financial management, security, collections care and management; designing and executing exhibits, public programs, interpretation, and school programs; various types of planning; recruiting,  training and overseeing  volunteers; conducting research; identifying and developing community partners; implementing policies and procedures; managing contractors; public relations and marketing; organizing, hosting and conducting board meetings; writing and presenting reports; and overseeing operations of the nature preserve, including maintenance and programming.  The successful candidate must have a minimum of a 4-year degree pertaining to History, Social History, Museum Studies, Non-Profit Management or a related field, from an accredited institution; and experience in operations, development, planning, networking and financial management.  They must have passion, integrity and strong self-motivation; demonstrate an ability to work well with the public; be a visionary leader; appreciate and respect diversity; have good management and problem-solving skills; have good spoken and written communication skills; and be experienced with current technology.

    Compensation:  Salary range from $ 50,000 to $80, 000 commensurate with experience.  Competitive benefits package.

    No emailed resumes, please. 

    Please mail resume and a list of three references to:  Search Committee,  Horatio Colony House Museum & Nature Preserve,  199 Main Street,  Keene, NH 03431

     


  • 03 Aug 2020 3:42 PM | Peggy Riemer

    The Board of the Ravalli County Museum and Historical Society (RCM) seeks a dynamic leader to help us tell the story of our historic Bitterroot Valley. Join our talented, enthusiastic Board to interpret the legacy of Lewis and Clark, multiple indigenous peoples and a colorful cast of characters - cowboys, vigilantes, fur trappers, traders and missionaries - that peopled our valley since the beginning of the American west. And if you find this is exciting, take a look at our natural history.  Our beautiful Bitterroot River nestled between two mountain ranges winds down the middle of the Valley watered by glaciated canyons - some bearing the original markings of the unique glacial lake Missoula. All this natural beauty is inhabited by five species of trout as well as wolves, bear, elk, moose, mountain sheep and goats and two species of deer. No wonder Lewis and Clark chose the Bitterroot Valley to rest while contemplating their journey west over the rugged Bitterroot Mountains.

    The RCM is housed in the historic Courthouse designed and built in 1900 by architect A.J. Gibson.  In 1974, the Bitterroot Valley Historical Society successfully advocated for the repurposing of the building as the new site of the Museum.  The Courthouse now houses what is considered by many to be the finest little Museum in Montana.  Permanent collections include American Indian artifacts from local tribes such as the Salish, Crow, Nez Perce and Kootenai Native Americans.  The Museum houses agricultural and homesteading artifacts, scientific tools, military uniforms, and files documenting the development of the Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever Research Lab.  In addition, our permanent collections include an extensive compilation of Bertie Lord photos and over 12,000 photos from the famed still photographer Ernst Peterson.  Rotating exhibits in the former courtroom add to the ambience of this local cultural center, rich in the history of the Bitterroot Valley.

     SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES  

        The RCM, a small, rural museum with an annual Budget of $245,000, is located in a fast growing region.  The RCM is heavily dependent on part time staff and volunteers. The Museum seeks a creative, strategic and transformative thinker to oversee daily operations: curating, acquisition, exhibits, educational programs and fundraising; financial budgeting, controls and reporting; staff development and supervision; and, facility management of the County owned/supported historical courthouse building.

    VITAL SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES

    The prospective candidate must:

    ·      Collaborate proactively and transparently with the Board to define and execute RCM’s short and long term goals and to execute fundraising for the Museum.

    ·      Demonstrated ability to supervise as well as to work cooperatively, diplomatically and effectively with museum staff, volunteers, the Museum Board and diverse public constituencies

    ·      Create a culture of excellence, openess and teamwork among staff, volunteers, consultants and Board to benefit the mission of the Museum.

    ·      Nurture partnerships with current donors and forge new partnerships to enhance the museum’s visibility and secure it’s financial stability for operations and programs.

    ·      Strong business management skills.

    ·      Connect with the community, build coalitions, and become the principal spokesperson for the Museum

    ·      Provide a meaningful visitor experience with the Museum’s current and future onsite/online exhibits, programs and events. 

    DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

    ·      Bachelor’s degree, five years work experience at a senior managerial level and three years museum experience.

    ·      Demonstrated knowledge of standards and best practices for non-profits and museums.

    ·      Competence in managing museum operations including personnel matters. 

    ·      Evidence of success in developing, managing and growing an annual operating budget. 

    ·      Excellent planning, time management and decision-making skills.  Working knowledge of speadsheet, database, email, calendar/scheduling, word processing software and social outreach.

    ·      Strong record of success in fundraising and audience development.

    ·      Demonstrated excellence in writing and public speaking

    ·      Willingness to work a variable schedule, including weekends and evenings when needed.

    Join our team and interpret history while you live it.  Enjoy a diverse community of remnants from the past - cowboys, herders, farmers, miners, loggers, descendants of 19th century copper millionaires mingling with scientists/researchers from two labs, retirees, entrepreneurs and, yes, a few tourists. If history is also your hobby, spend your free time searching out ghost towns, indigenous sacred sites and trails, Lewis and Clark campfire sites, abandoned (and current) fire towers, and glacial debris (see a Glacial erratic displayed in front of the museum). Experience this diversity while enjoying the benefits of a modern, safe place with access to an international airport, major university, and local junior college.

     

    The salary starts at $38,000 and is commensurate with experience.

    The RCM is an equal opportunity employer

    HOW TO APPLY

    Please email, in PDF or Word format your cover letter and resume to:

    hiringrcm@gmail.com

    Please, no telephone inquiries

    Applications will be accepted until August 31, 2020 or until the position is filled

  • 16 Jul 2020 4:35 PM | Omar Eaton-Martinez

    Museum Manager I- Concord Manor House Museum (14924, Grade 22)

    Salary 

    $54,066.00 - $92,517.00 Annually

    Location 

    Prince George's County, MD

    Job Type

    Career Full-Time

    Department

    PRINCE GEORGE'S PARKS AND RECREATION

    Job Number

    14924

    Closing

    7/31/2020 11:59 PM Eastern

    Description

    The Prince George's County Department of Parks and Recreation, of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) seeks a Museum Manager for the Concord Manor House Museum.  Concord Manor, the 18th century Federal-style architecture listed on the National Register of Historic Places, interprets an inspiring story of the African American upliftment during the torrid times of Reconstruction and the importance of individual and community leadership.

    The Museum Manager provides professional museum management, leadership, and vision for the inaugural Concord Manor House Museum. The Museum Manager will be responsible for supporting collections management, curation of exhibits, historic preservation, public programs, volunteer management and administrative duties. The Concord Manor House Museum focuses on connecting pertinent themes likes like social justice, self-determination/community, and leadership using the history of the African American family, the Ridgeley’s as a platform for inclusive interpretation and community engagement. The position reports to the Assistant Division Chief, Historic Resources and the museum is part of the Natural and Historic Resources Division (NHRD) within the Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR).


    We welcome candidates with prior demonstrable experience using innovation and creativity to make impactful solutions, especially within historical and/or cultural museums or historic sites. We believe that an inclusive culture among our staff is critical to convert nervous landscapes to sites of social action by integrating innovative programs and exhibitions that are co-curated with community members, scholars and thought leaders.

    The Museum Manager is responsible for generating effective business strategies and processes for the museum’s optimal operation, including maintenance of the historic and new buildings and permanent exhibits; partnering with social justice/civil rights organizations; implementing an impactful and immersive interpretation plan and setting the strategic goals for the museum as an inclusive place of learning and reflection.
     
    The Museum Manager works across the various divisions within Parks and Recreation and with external community partners to foster meaningful, engaging programming, partnerships, and to generate effective marketing materials. This position represents the museum and larger organization at local, regional and national meetings.  Delivering dynamic public presentations are a key component of this position.  The Museum Manager identifies funding sources and works with colleagues on grant applications to support special exhibit, collections or programming opportunities.  Grant administration and reporting are part of the Museum Manager’s role.

    This candidate will be able to lead Concord in upholding NHRD’s four strategic pillars:
    Pillar 1:  Enhance the Visitor Experience: Quality & Quantity
    Pillar 2:  Leave a Legacy: Transforming Education into Activism
    Pillar 3:  Strengthen Inclusivity, Diversity and Belonging
    Pillar 4:  Act with Honesty, Integrity, Respect and Trust

    Examples of Important Duties:

    1. Manages operations at historic facility. Defines operational goals, objectives, and procedures. Further develops, interpretive plan for the Concord Manor House Museum with NHRD Assistant Division Chief, Historic Resources and other division staff. Ensures safety and security of buildings and patrons. Evaluates operational policies and initiates changes for improvement. Conducts regular inspections.  Advises on ways to solve technical problems, comply with administrative procedures and improve management of facilities and their programs.

    2. Recommends and plans improvements, restoration, and development projects including building repairs, restoration/rehabilitations and exhibits. Communicates historic preservation concerns and works within the MHT easement and County regulations. Arranges and supervises all inspections, maintenance, and repairs of site and coordinates work with contractors. Monitors building utility systems and geothermal HVAC units to ensure proper operation. Provides technical guidance in planning new construction, remodeling, and expansion of facility.

    3. Develops interpretive programs, events, and activities relating to the mission of the site. Researches topics to aid in the development of interpretive programs and exhibits. Oversees development of program and exhibit marketing and interpretive materials. Works with Assistant Division Chief, Historic Resources, Outreach and Communications Coordinator and other division leadership in developing marketing strategies and materials for facilities, programs community outreach, and partnerships. Delivers dynamic public presentations both to the public and to elected and appointed officials promoting facility programs.

    4. Supervises staff. Plans, schedules, assigns, and reviews the work of staff. Develops and communicates work and performance expectations and conducts performance reviews. Identifies training and development needs and resources. Initiates, recommends, approves, and implements personnel actions including: recruitment, selection, promotion, transfer, discipline, and termination of employees. Approves time cards and leave requests.

    5. Manages and coordinates operating budget for facility/program. Prepares financial reports and assists with recommendations of fees. Prepares annual budget requests, and controls expenditures in accordance with approved budget. Monitors significant and complex programs and activities. Solicits bids and price quotes from vendors and contractors, make selections, and initiates purchase requisitions. Maintains records of revenues and expenditures. Prepares reports.

    6.  Maintains active professional and cultural relationships with partner groups/agencies to coordinate programming such as, but not limited to members of the Walker Mill Community, the African American Historical & Genealogical Society – Prince George’s County, Prince George’s Historical Society, and other community driven organizations. When appropriate, facilitates use of the site by community groups.

    7. Oversees, in conjunction with staff curator, multimedia library of archival and historic records and materials. Collects, catalogs, and ensures protection of historical and cultural artifacts in secure archives.

    8. Serves as technical advisor in various historical areas. Provides technical leadership, program direction, and expertise to the community and other Commission, county and government organizations. May conduct original research and interviews with scholars, witnesses, descendants and other knowledgeable people.

    9.  Promotes positive public relations for programs and encourages public appreciation for the historical and cultural resource. Promotes a public focused inclusive environment, ensuring customers are treated promptly, professionally, and with respect.

    10.  Conducts regular meetings with staff members to discuss progress/problems related to site operations; is knowledgeable about the policies and procedures of the Natural and Historical Resources Division as well as the Department of Parks and Recreation and The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission; gives feed-back to staff and volunteers. Participating in related Commission committees as assigned as well as history-oriented county, regional, and state meetings/conferences/training sessions.

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Master’s Degree in history, American studies, African-American/Latinx/Asian American/Native American Studies, museum studies, museum education, museum management, archaeology, museum education, historic preservation, non-profit management or a related field
    • Knowledge of Reconstruction-era history and/or Maryland history
    • Ability to identify and effectively communicate historic preservation concerns/needs
    • Experience in public programming and community engagement
    • At least (7) years of advanced experience with historic site/museum administration and management, collection management, and staff supervision
    Minimum Qualifications

    1. Bachelor's degree in history, American studies, museum studies, archaeology, historic preservation, or a related field; and

    2. Three years of professional or related experience, including one year as a program coordinator or supervisor; or

    3. Master's degree in one of the above fields; and one year of experience; or

    4. An equivalent combination of education and experience.

    5. Valid driver's license, or the ability to acquire one.

    To apply please visit: www.mncppc.org/jobs

  • 14 Jul 2020 11:07 AM | Lindsey Baker

    The Patapsco Heritage Greenway (PHG) is a non-profit 501c3 organization dedicated to preserving, protecting, interpreting, and restoring the environment, history and culture of Maryland’s Patapsco River Valley.  The organization is the managing entity of the Patapsco Valley Heritage Area and seeks an experienced, goal-oriented individual to serve as Executive Director.  The successful candidate will have proven leadership abilities and strong communication skills, and assist the Board of Directors to develop and implement initiatives, working under the approved Management Plan for the Patapsco Valley Heritage Area. 

     

    Fundraising and community outreach are of paramount importance and the selected individual will be expected to cultivate, develop and maintain strong, positive, collaborative community relations among a broad scope of stakeholders including representatives from key advisory organizations, community and corporate partners, government entities, grantors and grantees, and volunteers.

     

    This is a fulltime (40 hours/week), benefitted, salaried position, salary range approximating $50,000-$60,000, which requires some weekend and evening hours and allows for occasional teleworking.  The Executive Director reports to the Patapsco Heritage Greenway Board of Directors and immediately to the Board president.  

     

    Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

     

    • Develop and execute strategies and mechanisms to implement the Patapsco Valley Heritage Area Management Plan in concert with the Board of Directors.
    • Develop and implement fundraising strategies that include grant opportunities, recruitment and retention of members and corporate sponsors, as well as planning and coordinating special event campaigns.
    • Oversee and manage the Maryland Heritage Area Authority (MHAA) grants, including management and marketing grants.
    • Oversee and manage the review, evaluation and reporting of MHAA/PHG grant awards to community partners, including the collection of grant applications and performance data for evaluation, strategic review and reporting purposes.
    • Oversee implementation of a marketing plan to brand the organization and the Heritage Area.  Oversee, coordinate and/or create the promotional efforts and materials that raise awareness of the organization, its activities and the Heritage Area through a variety of communication mediums. 
    • Maintain regular communication with stakeholders including updates to the organization’s website and social media outlets, and writing media releases.
    • Manage the daily operation of the organization, overseeing the preparation and submission of required legal and tax documents, maintenance of official records and documents, and preparing regular reports to the Board.
    • Recruit, train and supervise PHG staff, interns and volunteers acting in support of PHG goals and Management Plan.  

     

    Minimum Qualifications:

    Five years of experience in a leadership position. Past responsibilities should include a combination of organizational development and experience with fundraising, grant writing, fiscal management, government and community relations, staff supervision and marketing and promotional planning.  Knowledge of cultural heritage, historic preservation, environmental sustainability and stewardship, land use, planning, and State and other grants is desired.  A familiarity with eastern Howard County and western Baltimore County’s Catonsville area will be considered beneficial.

     

    To Apply:

    Interested individuals should email a resume along with a cover letter to Patapsco Heritage Greenway Board member Kathy Younkin at patapscoinfo@gmail.com

    All applications must be emailed by July 28, 2020.  Applications received after this deadline will not be considered.


  • 08 Jul 2020 7:34 PM | Omar Eaton-Martinez

    Museum Manager II (14276, Grade 26)

    Salary: $61,231.00 - $104,980.00 Annually

    Location: Prince George's County, MD

    Job Type: Career Full-Time with Benefits

    Department :PRINCE GEORGE'S PARKS AND RECREATION

    Job Number: 14276

    Division: Natural and Historical Resources

    Closing: 7/23/2020 11:59 PM Eastern

    Description

    The Prince George's County Department of Parks and Recreation, of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC), seeks a dynamic candidate to serve as History Coordinator/Museum Manager II.

    As director of the historic Riversdale House Museum in Riverdale Park, MD. The museum, a National Historic Landmark, is part of the Natural and Historical Resources Division (NHRD) within the Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR). Supported by a wealth of primary sources, Riversdale (1801) interprets life during the Federal era through a variety of engaging tours, public and community events, exhibits, educational programs, and outreach opportunities. The site includes the historic house, dependency outbuilding, Visitor Center, historic kitchen gardens, and rental property on roughly seven acres of parkland.  Riversdale is on the National Register of Historic Places, is a Maryland Historical Trust (MHT) easement property, and county Historic Site.


    The director’s chief responsibility is to provide professional museum management, leadership, and vision. The qualified candidate directs all phases of the museum’s operation including, but not limited to, facility management, developing and marketing programs, monitoring budgets, supervising staff, volunteer management, collections care and identifying and directing building maintenance and preservation needs. Position represents the Commission on various historic committees and associations, and performs other duties in matters related to management, policies and procedures of M-NCPPC.  This position is the liaison between the Commission and the Riversdale Historical Society (RHS), a 501c3 nonprofit organization.  RHS also supports the curator that is on staff for Riversdale.
    This position is the liaison between the Commission and the Riversdale Historical Society, a 501c3 nonprofit organization. 

    This candidate will be able to lead Riversdale in upholding NHRD’s four strategic pillars:
    Pillar 1:  Enhance the Visitor Experience: Quality & Quantity
    Pillar 2:  Leave a Legacy: Transforming Education into Activism
    Pillar 3:  Strengthen Inclusivity, Diversity and Belonging
    Pillar 4:  Act with Honesty, Integrity, Respect and Trust

     

    Examples of Important Duties

    1. Manages operations at historic facility. Defines operational goals, objectives, and procedures. Ensures safety and security of buildings and patrons. Evaluates operational policies and initiates changes for improvement. Conducts regular inspections.  Advises staff on ways to solve technical problems, comply with administrative procedures and improve management of facilities and their programs.

    2. Recommends and plans improvements, restoration, and development projects including building repairs, restoration/rehabilitations and exhibits. Communicates historic preservation concerns and works within the MHT easement and County regulations. Arranges and supervises all inspections, maintenance, and repairs of site and coordinates work with contractors. Monitors building utility systems and geothermal HVAC units to ensure proper operation. Provides technical guidance in planning new construction, remodeling, and expansion of facility.

    3. Develops with staff interpretive programs, events, and activities relating to the mission of the site. Researches topics to aid in the development of interpretive programs and exhibits. Oversees development of program and exhibit marketing and interpretive materials.

    4. Supervises staff. Plans, schedules, assigns, and reviews the work of staff. Develops and communicates work and performance expectations and conducts performance reviews. Identifies training and development needs and resources. Initiates, recommends, approves, and implements personnel actions including: recruitment, selection, promotion, transfer, discipline, and termination of employees. Approves time cards and leave requests.

    5. Manages and coordinates operating budget for facility/program. Prepares annual budget requests, and controls expenditures in accordance with approved budget. Monitors significant and complex programs and activities. Solicits bids and price quotes from vendors and contractors, make selections, and initiates purchase requisitions. Maintains records of revenues and expenditures. Prepares reports.

    6.  Maintains active professional and cultural relationships with partner groups/agencies to coordinate programming such as the Embassy of Belgium, the University of Maryland, the Town of Riverdale Park, Maryland Milestones, and other historic sites. When appropriate, facilitates use of the site by community groups.

    7. Oversees, in conjunction with staff curator, multimedia library of archival and historic records and materials. Collects, catalogs, and ensures protection of historical and cultural artifacts in secure archives.

    8. Directs historic gardening operation and interpretation. Monitors historic site and enforces Commission policies and rules as necessary and reports violations to appropriate authorities.

    9. Serves as technical advisor in various historical areas. Provides technical leadership, program direction, and expertise to the community and other Commission, county and government organizations. May conduct original research and interviews with scholars, witnesses, descendants and other knowledgeable persons.

    10. Manages and collects rent for M-NCPPC-owned park rental property and acts as liaison with current tenant, a 501(c)3 community partner. Works with Commission staff to schedule and organize maintenance.

    11.  Promotes positive public relations for programs and encourages public appreciation for the historical and cultural resource.

    12.  Conducts regular meetings with staff members to discuss progress/problems related to site operations; is knowledgeable about the policies and procedures of the Natural and Historical Resources Division as well as the Department of Parks and Recreation and The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission; gives feed-back to staff and volunteers. Participating in related Commission committees as assigned as well as history-oriented county, regional, and state meetings/conferences/training sessions.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Master’s Degree in history, American studies, African-American/Latinx/Asian American/Native American Studies, museum studies, museum education, museum management, archaeology, museum education, historic preservation, non-profit management or a related field
    • Knowledge of Federal-era history and/or Maryland history
    • Ability to identify and effectively communicate historic preservation concerns/needs.
    • Experience in public programming and community engagement
    • At least (7) years of advanced experience with historic site/museum administration and management, collection management, and staff supervision.

    Salary commensurate with experience.

    Minimum Qualifications

    1. Bachelor's degree in history, American studies, museum studies, archaeology, education, historic preservation, or a related field; and

    2. Five years of progressively responsible experience, including two years as a program coordinator or supervisor; or

    3. Master's degree in one of the above fields; and three years of related experience; or

    4. An equivalent combination of education and experience.

    5. A valid driver's license, or the ability to acquire one.

    Supplemental Information


    Works occasional evening and weekend hours.

    Career position with benefits. 

    Visit history.pgparks.com for history overview.


    APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT: Job #14276

     http://www.mncppc.org/jobs (14276, GRADE 26)


  • 07 Apr 2020 10:55 AM | Anne Chesky Smith

    Based at the Smith-McDowell House in Asheville, North Carolina, the Western North Carolina Historical Association seeks an experienced Public Programs Director to work with the Executive Director to conceptualize, plan, develop, and oversee all programs for adult and youth audiences. The Public Programs Director will manage multiple projects that interpret the permanent collection, exhibitions, and history of Western North Carolina.

    Adult programs include, but are not limited to, lectures, film screenings, book discussions, guided tours, hikes, and other special events. Youth programs include, but are not limited to, school field trips, outreach programs, travelling trunks, and Living History Days.

    Responsibilities

    • With Executive Director, conceptualize, plan, develop, and facilitate daily, weekly, and monthly programming on site which substantially sustains the organization’s operations;
    • Oversee lectures presented by invited scholars and specialists in a range of historical fields;
    • Develop and implement projects and initiatives that help adult and youth audiences engage more deeply with local history in the museum’s collections and exhibitions;
    • Create physical and online interpretive materials designed to be used in the museum or elsewhere;
    • Lead museum tours for adult and youth audiences and docents that employ sound pedagogical approaches;
    • Train and supervise volunteers to assist with programming;
    • Track and assess the effectiveness and impact of programs and projects and make changes as necessary to serve the needs of diverse audiences and the sustainability of the organization
    • Write promotional copy for public programs;
    • Serve as the point person for Public Programs area for website content management, social media networking, and other online activities;
    • With Executive Director, market adult and youth programs to a diverse audience;
    • Write select components of grant proposals and reports related to public programs;
    • With Executive Director, organize and manage traveling exhibitions from the museum’s collection;
    • With Executive Director, edit and label text on permanent collection and special exhibitions; editing includes clarifying ideas and language for a general museum audience
    • Act as House Museum site supervisor as needed;
    • Adhere to an annual budget.

    Education and Experience

    • BA degree in related field; MA preferred – or combination of relevant experience;
    • Demonstrated experience in developing programming for youth and adults

    Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities

    • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills;
    • Demonstrated excellence in writing, public speaking, and verbal communication;
    • Able to handle many activities and projects simultaneously;
    • Must be able to work evenings and weekends as needed to supervise programming;
    • Familiarity with website content management and social media networking;
    • Knowledge of PastPerfect Museum Software is a plus;
    • Applicants should be sensitive to the enhanced public role that museums play in society; and have a passion to communicate history to a diverse audience.

    Position Details

    • Part-time, 28 hours/week with potential of becoming full-time as program needs grow
    • Wednesday – Saturday from 10:00am – 4:00pm with additional flexible hours as needed for program coordination and support.
    • Pay rate: $18/hour starting

    Position open until filled. To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and list of three references to director@wnchistory.org with ATTN: Public Programs Director Applicant in the subject line.

    https://www.wnchistory.org/public-programs-director/


  • 30 Mar 2020 12:36 PM | Anonymous

    Visitor Services Associate – Visitor Center & Museum Store
    (Part Time, Multiple Positions Available)
    Pay Rate: $9/hour

    Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites is seeking a Visitor Services Associate for the Historic Bethlehem Visitor Center in Historic Downtown Bethlehem, PA. The organization cares for 20 historic sites, including two National Historic Landmarks and provides public offerings through walking and custom tours year-round. Historic Moravian Bethlehem has been designated as a National Historic Landmark District and been placed on the US Tentative List for eventual nomination to the UNESCO World Heritage List.

    This position is responsible for increasing visitor awareness of the National Historic Landmark District including the museums and sites, local events, and local businesses. This is a visitor and customer service focused position with sales transactions including merchandise, museum and tour admission. The successful candidate is independent, outgoing, and comfortable working with the general public. Through friendly and energetic interaction, the successful candidate will increase revenue which supports Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites.

    Responsibilities:

    • Initiate and complete sales transactions with visitors - this includes greeting every customer, suggesting purchases, encouraging sales of tours, tickets and store merchandise, and upselling at point of sale
    • Promote overall HBMS support (memberships, donations, in-kind support, merchandise transaction round-ups and solicitation of special events)
    • Answer phone inquiries
    • Independently complete customer transactions promptly and accurately
    • Request and record visitor information for enhanced marketing and outreach efforts
    • Ensure that all displays and supplies are well stocked at all times and the store is neat and orderly
    • Maintain and report accurate visitation statistics
    • Share information about downtown activities, shops, museums and restaurants
    • Ensure every guest receives high quality customer service
    • Other duties as assigned


    Requirements:

    • Must be at least 18 years of age
    • Previous experience with merchandise and cash-handling
    • Willingness and ability to work weekends and evenings
    • Must be able to lift 50 lbs and move display pieces
    • Ability to work as a team player and maintain a high standard of accountability


    Desired Skills:

    • Previous non-profit, customer service, retail or museum experience preferred
    • Ability to inspire the public to learn about our local history
    • High energy – must be able to work in a fast-paced environment
    • Demonstrate a sense of humor and delight in working with the general public
    • Work with a high level of integrity and flexibility to enhance visitor and donor satisfaction
    • Proficient computer skills and demonstrate ability to master new programs quickly
    • Exceptional oral communication skills Reporting Relationship:


    This position primarily reports to the Visitor Center & Museum Store Coordinator.

    To Apply:

    Please submit resume, cover letter, and availability to ljancay@historicbethlehem.org

     



    Answer phone inquiries

    Independently complete customer transactions promptly and accurately

    Request and record visitor information for enhanced marketing and outreach efforts

    Ensure that all displays and supplies are well stocked at all times and the store is neat and orderly

    Maintain and report accurate visitation statistics

    Share information about downtown activities, shops, museums and restaurants

    Ensure every guest receives high quality customer service

    Other duties as assigned

    Requirements:

    Must be at least 18 years of age

    Previous experience with merchandise and cash-handling

    Willingness and ability to work weekends and evenings

    Must be able to lift 50 lbs and move display pieces

    Ability to work as a team player and maintain a high standard of accountability

    Desired Skills:

    Previous non-profit, customer service, retail or museum experience preferred

    Ability to inspire the public to learn about our local history

    High energy – must be able to work in a fast-paced environment

    Demonstrate a sense of humor and delight in working with the general public

    Work with a high level of integrity and flexibility to enhance visitor and donor satisfaction

    Proficient computer skills and demonstrate ability to master new programs quickly

    Exceptional oral communication skills Reporting Relationship:

    This position primarily reports to the Visitor Center & Museum Store Coordinator.

    To Apply:

    Please submit resume, cover letter, and availability to ljancay@historicbethlehem.org

     



    Answer phone inquiries

    Independently complete customer transactions promptly and accurately

    Request and record visitor information for enhanced marketing and outreach efforts

    Ensure that all displays and supplies are well stocked at all times and the store is neat and orderly

    Maintain and report accurate visitation statistics

    Share information about downtown activities, shops, museums and restaurants

    Ensure every guest receives high quality customer service

    Other duties as assigned

    Requirements:

    Must be at least 18 years of age

    Previous experience with merchandise and cash-handling

    Willingness and ability to work weekends and evenings

    Must be able to lift 50 lbs and move display pieces

    Ability to work as a team player and maintain a high standard of accountability

    Desired Skills:

    Previous non-profit, customer service, retail or museum experience preferred

    Ability to inspire the public to learn about our local history

    High energy – must be able to work in a fast-paced environment

    Demonstrate a sense of humor and delight in working with the general public

    Work with a high level of integrity and flexibility to enhance visitor and donor satisfaction

    Proficient computer skills and demonstrate ability to master new programs quickly

    Exceptional oral communication skills Reporting Relationship:

    This position primarily reports to the Visitor Center & Museum Store Coordinator.

    To Apply:

    Please submit resume, cover letter, and availability to ljancay@historicbethlehem.org

     


  • 30 Mar 2020 12:28 PM | Anonymous
    Position Title: Museum Teacher

    Classification: Part-Time Staff

    Pay Rate: $9/hour

    Position Summary & Objectives

    Museum Teachers provide a positive learning experience for school groups by delivering high- quality education programs at our museums and historic sites. Museum Teachers are responsible for learning and presenting program information in a way that makes it easy for students to understand and enjoy their visit and are responsible for facilitating hands-on learning activities to ensure that programs match curriculum expectations. Museum Teachers assist with the mission of HBMS in bringing history to life by educating the public about Bethlehem’s rich heritage.

    Essential Functions and Responsibilities

    1. Learn and facilitate guided school tours and education programs.
    • Museum Teachers are required to have availability for at least two mornings every week during the school tour season. Additional availability during the week is preferred.

    2. Ensure the safety of students during the school tour/program. Museum Teachers will complete safety training for specific program activities and explain relevant safety rules to all groups.

    3. Provide students and chaperones with information to understand the needs of the collections (i.e., explaining why visitors cannot touch collections items on display in our museums and historic buildings). Museum Teachers will make sure visitors follow tour rules and will report any issues noticed which pertain to the collections, buildings, or grounds when providing a program at an HBMS site.

    4. Responsible for following any updated guidelines or content pertaining to HBMS school programs.

    5. Responsible for providing general availability for the school season in advance. Museum Teachers are responsible for finding a replacement Museum Teacher if they are unable to perform a tour/program that they had previously confirmed.

    6. Provide information regarding the mission and vision of HBMS and promote upcoming events when applicable.

    7. Provide visitors with information about membership and promote membership opportunities when applicable.

    8. Perform all other duties as assigned

    Minimum Qualifications

    Education:

    • Candidates should have professional knowledge of best practices in K8 education.
    • Preference is given to those with an Associate’s Degree, BS or BA in early childhood
    • education and/or mid-level education (grades 4 – 8)

    Experience:

    Preferred candidates will have a minimum of one year experience teaching K8 students.

    Required Skills

    • Must possess exceptional ability to relate to children and teachers.
    • Requires high energy levels.
    • Must maintain flexibility and work well with colleagues.
    • Ability to walk and stand for up to three hours.
    • Work Environment and Physical Demands

    Duties of this position are performed at various HBMS historical sites. The position frequently requires standing, sitting, bending, walking and climbing stairs. Tours and programs require being outside (programs are held rain or shine).

    Museum Teachers are required to wear a program-specific costume unless otherwise noted.

    Background Checks

    Job offers are contingent upon a clearance of a criminal record background check and a child abuse background check.

    About HBMS

    Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites interprets three centuries of the history and culture of Bethlehem, PA from its founding as a Moravian community in 1741 to the 21st century. By vividly telling the stories of Bethlehem’s people through well-maintained buildings and sites, rare collections that are available through exhibits and research, and electrifying educational programs, we show the zeal and commitment of Bethlehem’s community in forging our American nation.

    To Apply

    Please submit cover letter and resume to ljancay@historicbethlehem.org

     
  • 24 Mar 2020 6:44 PM | James Semmelroth Darnell

    The Evangelical and Reformed Historical Society


    The Evangelical and Reformed Historical Society seeks applications for an executive director. This a two-year grant funded position. The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors and works with them to carry out the current mission of the ERHS.  


    The Society was established in 1934 after the formation of the Evangelical and Reformed Church by the merger of the (German) Reformed Church in the United States (1727-1934) and the Evangelical Synod of North America (1840-1934). The Reformed Church first established a Historical Society in 1863 during the 300th anniversary of the Heidelberg Catechism. The Evangelical Synod established a Historical Commission in 1927. ERHS was chartered in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and granted non-profit 501(c)3 status in 1983. 


    The current mission of the ERHS is to collect, organize, preserve and make available for research the records of the Reformed Church and the E & R Church and to cooperate with the archives at Eden Theological Seminary in Webster Groves, Missouri which holds the records of the Evangelical Synod. The collection of the ERHS is located on the second floor of the library of Lancaster Theological Seminary (Lancaster, PA) and consists of denominational records of the Reformed Church and E & R Church, records of their regional classes and synods, records of more than 800 local churches, and over 350 manuscript collections. In addition, the collection includes books (15th-21st century) with emphasis on reformed theology, history, liturgy, hymnals, genealogy, and publications of and about the two denominations. The Society also has an extensive artifact collection relating to the denominations and from the mission fields served by them.


    GOAL

    The primary goal this two-year, grant funded position shall be to develop long term financial resources to support and sustain the mission and work of the Society. One important aspect of this goal is to build up the endowment fund through major gifts, estate giving, charitable annuities, and foundations. A second important goal is developing financial and individual support for current programs, particularly those that will cultivate wider awareness and interest in the unique heritage of the Evangelical and Reformed traditions. This includes encouraging research and understanding among scholars and developing interpretive resources.



    QUALIFICATIONS

    • Candidates must have a BA or equivalent from an accredited college or university; an MA or M.Div. is preferred. 

    • Demonstrated experience in financial management and fund raising including major gifts for the endowment and annual appeal for operating expenses. 

    • Knowledge of the Evangelical and Reformed tradition sufficient to interpret and share its importance and values.

    • Excellent communication skills including effective public speaking in church and secular settings, writing, and use of media.

    • Demonstrated skills in public relations.

    • Demonstrated success in securing grants.

    • Demonstrated skills in working collaboratively with staff and board members.  

    • Experience working in a non-profit setting.

    • Exhibit an exemplary moral character.


    RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Seek and welcome all opportunities to interpret and enlist support for the work of the Society through speaking engagements and less formal contacts at UCC General Synod, Conferences, Associations and local churches related to the E & R traditions.

    • Work with the Development Committee and Board of Directors to arrange and follow through with meetings with potential corporate, foundation, family, and individual donors and supporters.

    • Work with the Program Committee and volunteers to design and carry out program events in a variety of locations to promote the Society and E & R history.

    • Work with the Board and staff to develop a mission statement, long and short-term goals, and strategies to fulfill the goals.

    • Work with the Board to develop programmatic priorities including increasing the scope and quality of the Society’s web presence and creating useful research materials.

    • Work with the Development Committee and volunteers to identify and apply for possible grants and similar opportunities.

    • Monitor and direct fulfillment of particular grants and gifts.

    • Work with the Development Committee and staff to direct the annual appeal for funding from families and individuals, and a similar appeal specifically to Conferences, Associations, institutions with E & R backgrounds, and churches, especially those with large record holdings at the Society.

    • As directed by the Board, work closely with the Eden Archives to find cooperative ways to serve the entire E & R heritage, as was assigned to ERHS by the former E & R General Synod.

    • As directed by the Board, supervise and support the ERHS archivist, office administrator, processors, interns, volunteers and others.

    • As directed by the Board, maintain a strong cooperative relation with our building host, Lancaster Theological Seminary and with Eden Theological Seminary, host of the Eden Archives.

    • As directed by the Board, maintain a cooperative relationship with the UCC Historical Council, the UCC Archives and other potential partners such as the archives of the Evangelical Lutheran Church, the Presbyterian Church (USA), the Reformed Church in America, local, state and county historical societies as appropriate.


    This is a salaried position of $65,000 to $70,000 including benefits.Three or more years' experience in nonprofit with proven fund raising is desirable. Weekend and evening work will be required as appropriate. Position will remain open until filled.


    To apply, please submit a letter of interest, resume and three work related references to: Alison Mallin, Evangelical and Reformed Historical Society, 555 West James St., Lancaster, PA 17603, erhs@lancasterseminary.edu, 717-290-8734. Questions about this position may be relayed to Rev. James Semmelroth Darnell at james@davidsucc.net.

  • 11 Mar 2020 12:38 AM | Susanne Totzke

    Executive Director

    Location:                                Kimberly Crest House & Gardens, Redlands, CA  92373

    Appointment:                        Administrative, Full-time

    Position Availability:             May 1, 2020

    Salary:                                    Commensurate with Experience  $60k - $70k

    The Kimberly-Shirk Association (KSA) is recruiting an Executive Director to sustain and heighten the exciting mission of sharing, educating, and inspiring community through the management of the Kimberly Crest House & Gardens located in Redlands, California.  This French chateau-style Victorian mansion/museum is a registered California Historical Landmark and is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Executive Director is the chief executive and operating officer, reporting to the Kimberly-Shirk Association Board President. Responsibilities include managing the daily operations of the house and gardens, financial management, fundraising, organizational structure, estate and collections stewardship, staff and volunteer leadership.

    The successful candidate will be outgoing and personable having a practical hands-on problem-solving attitude; be able to create productive relationships with trustees, committee members, volunteers, donors, and the general public;  be a good communicator, comfortable and skilled in one-on-one, group and public speaking situations; passionate about the potential for growth of Kimberly Crest House & Gardens and the mission of the  Kimberly-Shirk Association; able to work independently in initiating and prioritizing tasks; creative in searching for effective approaches to reach board and personal goals.

    Essential Job Functions:

    ·         Collaborates with the Development Committee to oversee fundraising, the promotion of the organization and its cause to potential donors.

    ·         Responsible for the day-to-day financial operations of the house and grounds; conducts the purchasing and contracting activities as needed, ensuring timely and accurate reporting of financial information to the Financial Committee.

    ·         Oversees Kimberly Crest Events, Inc. ensuring the weddings and events are carried out in a professional and profitable manner.

    ·         Serves as a full-ex-officio member of the Board of Trustees; attending meetings; providing reports, planning and coordinating meetings; monitoring the progress of and supporting the efforts of KSA committees and the Docent Auxiliary in the accomplishment of their objectives.

    ·         Works with the Collections Committee to maintain and preserve all personal property and collections; understands public tour policies and procedures; oversees and approves tour contents; makes recommendations for repairs and maintenance of the collection.

    ·         Responsible for the hands-on oversight of the house, buildings and grounds proper maintenance; enlists the support of committees as well as volunteers in these efforts as needed.

    ·         Works with the Docent Auxiliary leadership in the recruiting, and supervision of the volunteers.

    Qualifications and Requirements:

    ·         Bachelor’s degree, six (6) years of relevant experience or equivalent combination of schooling and experience with an emphasis on fundraising for non-profit organizations, strong organizational skills, estate and museum collections management helpful.

    ·         Strong business and budget management, good accounting skills with detailed knowledge of financial and accounting functions, contract management, excellent promotional writing and presentation skills.

    ·         The ability to develop, plan and lead a diverse and sustainable fundraising program, to identify, cultivate and steward donors, developing marketing and donor outreach materials.  

    ·         Effective leadership skills, volunteer management with a willingness to supervise and work harmoniously with staff, and many volunteers, ability to develop and maintain positive relationships.

    ·         Computer skills including proficiency within the Microsoft Office Suite. 

    ·         Strong initiative to make new and innovative ideas a reality while maintaining cooperation and flexibility, strong event management helpful.

    ·         Willing to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends as needed. 

    ·         Must possess a valid Driver’s License from the California Department of Motor Vehicles with a good driving record and reliable transportation to be able to attend meetings and perform other tasks off grounds.

    To Apply:

    Please e-mail cover letter, résumé, and the names and telephone numbers of three professional references to nanbreid@gmail.com,   www.Kimberlycrest.org

    SUBMISSION OF A RESUME INDICATES AGREEMENT THAT KIMBERLY-SHIRK ASSOCIATION MAY VERIFY ANY AND ALL INFORMATION CONTAINED THEREIN
    AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

     


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