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  • 26 Feb 2018 12:31 PM | Kathryn Blackwell

    The Fairfax County Park Authority is seeking a Collections Assistant to assist the Museum Collections Manager with collections duties.

    This position may not exceed 1560 hours per calendar year, resulting in a shortened weekly schedule averaging 30 hours per week, to provide for year-round employment. Individuals in these positions have the option to purchase county health benefits; no other county benefits are included. Appointment to this position is contingent upon satisfactory results on a criminal history record check.

    Location: Museum Collections Office, Walney Visitor Center, Chantilly, VA 20151

    Hourly Rate: $21

    Closing Date: March 9th

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

            Assists with inventories of collections and reconciliation of artifact records

            Performs data entry and filing of donor recognition letters, gift/donation forms, catalog records, accession and deaccession forms, loan forms, and other artifact documentation

            Assists in the deaccession process, including documentation, movement of objects, and researching disposal options

            Classifies and physically numbers museum artifacts

            Assists with storage of collections

            Assists with simple, appropriate cleaning of artifacts and collections storage areas

            Assists with maintenance of collections database

            Retrieves and prepares artifacts and artifact information, conducts artifact-related research, and provides input regarding collection elements for exhibits, programs, website and social media content, and other instances where collections information is needed

    ·         Prepares exhibits and website and social media content

            Assists with Environmental Monitoring and Integrated Pest Management tasks

            Assists with installation and dismantling of exhibits as needed

            Occasionally responds to collection-related inquiries, surveys, etc., from museums, researchers, and collectors

            Occasionally assists with routine security and safety inspections

            Occasionally assists with collection and/or education tours

    ·         Occasionally trains and exercises direction over interns, and junior staff

            Performs other duties as assigned

    Required Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited college or university with Bachelor’s degree in American history, museum studies, public history, liberal arts, or other museum-related field; Strong understanding of museum standards and accession procedures; Proficiency with database applications; 2 years’ experience working in a technical role at a museum.

    Preferred Qualifications: MA in Museum Studies or related field of study; Experience with Proficio’s Re:discovery software; Ability to handle multiple projects and deadlines; Ability to use complex filing and research systems; Ability to multi-task and problem solve; Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing; Familiarity with scanners and digital cameras.

    Physical Requirements: This work requires the ability to lift up to 50 pounds, with frequent lifting and carrying of items up to 25 pounds. Requires on-site inspection of collections objects in historic homes and buildings, including attics, basements, and non-climate controlled areas.

    How to Apply: Please email resume and cover letter by March 9, 2018 to

  • 22 Feb 2018 10:40 AM | Anonymous

    The Wharton Esherick Museum (Malvern, PA) is currently seeking a Weekend Visitor Experience Coordinator to oversee our Visitor Center and be the public face of our tour program on Saturdays and Sundays. The Visitor Center is inside an iconic Wharton Esherick building which includes a small gift shop and exhibition space. Please note that this is a 10 month position from March to December – the Museum is closed to the public in January and February.

    Wharton Esherick Museum’s mission is to preserve, maintain and exhibit the artistic creations of Wharton Esherick so that the public may gain enjoyment, education and inspiration from Esherick’s life and work. Wharton Esherick (1887-1970) was a sculptor who worked primarily in wood, extending his unique forms to furniture, furnishings, interiors and buildings to creating sculptural environments. His motto, “if it isn’t fun, it isn’t worth doing,” is evident in the joyful expression of his work. For more information see our website at:

    • Provide excellent, proactive and friendly customer service to Museum visitors
    • Greet visitors and orient them to the Museum and the visitor experience
    • Process admissions, and membership and store transactions through a POS system
    • Provide support in booking Museum tours, including answering phone calls and email correspondence
    • Help with basic set up and staff coverage for occasional special events
    • Lead hour-long tours of the Museum (training provided)
    • Assist with store management including inventory tracking
    • Assist with data entry and special projects including some administrative and collections management tasks

    • Excellent communication and customer service skills
    • High level of professionalism
    • Prior experience with cash handling and POS systems
    • Prior museum experience a plus

    Hours: Saturday 9:30 am-5:00 pm; Sunday 10:00 am-5:00 pm; occasional additional weekday and weekend hours for special events. Some flexibility for occasional shift coverage. In your cover letter, please describe your availability and how this job fits within the framework of your other work or school-related commitments.

    Pay: $11/hour. The Wharton Esherick Museum is an equal opportunity employer.

    To Apply:

    Please email your resume and cover letter to Julie Siglin, Executive Director, at No calls please. Please submit by March 9, 2018, review of applications will begin immediately.

    Education Level: High school diploma

  • 13 Feb 2018 2:56 PM | Trevor Lanier

    Company: Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum 

    Job Title: Historical Interpreter (Part Time)

    Reports To: Assistant to Director of Education Programs



    The mission of the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum is to collect for preservation, operation, interpretation and display, railroad artifacts in an authentic setting to educate the public concerning the role of railroads in the history and development of our region. 


    The Interpreter will:

    • Be a Front line customer service presence to our public 
    • Seek to educate the public concerning the role of railroads in the history and development of our region 
    • Be interactive with customers and create a clear interpretation of the impact of trains throughout history 
    • Be responsible for planning, preparing and presenting talks, promoting public interest and notice of our history


    • Reports to and works under the direction of the Education Director. Position works independently and requires a measure of judgment and discretion in completion of duties 
    • Research, develop and present thematic original tours and special programs for groups and individuals
    • Provides interpretive knowledge by answering questions, creating and implementing talks and a variety of interpretive opportunities
    • Ensures visitors have an engaging experience
    • Learns about the area history locomotives, passenger cars, other equipment on the property and the experiences that took place on trains to help visitors imagine and understand as they interact with the trains
    • Facilitates with customer feedback regarding customer needs and concerns, museum challenges, and generates ideas and solutions to meet identified needs

    Dress Code

    The museum keeps to a dress code for employees in the public service to foster a productive and safe work environment and to preserve TVRM’s public image. This means no inappropriate hairstyles, tattoos, jewelry, clothing or fashion statements are allowed. Employees are required to be in appropriate, approved museum attire at all times while on duty. 


    The interpreter may preform additional functions as assigned. The position will require work on weekends, nights and holidays to accommodate facility programming and train activities.


    • Loading and unloading of customers from train in a pleasant manner
    • Ability to lift equipment to load and unload passengers (ie. step box and ramp) weighing up to 25 lbs
    • Able to stand for long periods of time, climb stairs, work outside and in un-air-conditioned buildings in various weather conditions
    • Able to deal with tour groups, guiding them to their seats and other locations under time constraints 


    • Post-secondary education (Associates degree or courses towards a Bachelor degree) American history/studies, American History Communications, Social Science, Humanities, Mechanical Engineering or any related field. 
    • One (1) year of related experience or acquired knowledge of Museum functions and/or trains, through community involvement or any combination of education and training that demonstrates candidates to perform the essential duties of the position.
    • Ability to engage in a positive and harmonious work relationship with Volunteers and other Museum Staff
    • Able to communicate verbally, be attentive and engage with customers and make sound judgments
    • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
    • Exemplary customer service skills with diverse audiences 


    Send resume and references to Shana Haynes, Assistant to the Education Programs Director at or 2200 N Chamberlain Ave, Chattanooga, TN 37406

  • 30 Jan 2018 11:56 AM | Mark Sutherland

    The Historic Sites of the Morris County Park Commission, located in Morristown, NJ, seeks a dynamic, energetic leader for the position of Senior Historical Program Specialist at its Fosterfields Living Historical Farm location.  Fosterfields is a 200-acre Living Historical Farm, located in Morristown, NJ, preserving the farm and estate of Charles Foster, and his daughter Caroline.

    The chosen candidate will lead the development, planning, implementation and scheduling of the daily educational, interpretive, special event, public programs, and volunteer programs at Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, which includes:

    • Planning, developing, and conducting tours, demonstrations, programs, workshops, and other educational, interpretive, and public programs for all age groups;

    ·       Assisting with the development of educational materials including interpretive exhibits, brochures, and other educational resource materials;

    • Ensuring that all educational programming meets NJ Core Curriculum standards;
    • Working with Farm staff to coordinate programs involving farm animals, implements, and crops;
    • Overseeing the supervision and training of all part-time year-round, and part-time seasonal Education staff;
    • Scheduling, supervising, training and recruiting site volunteers for all programs(Currently there are 30+ active volunteers);
    • Working with staff to develop outreach programs, and programming for scouts, home schools, and other groups as needed;

    The successful candidate will be a graduate of a recognized Master’s Degree program, with a major program of study in history, American studies, museum studies, or a related field, and have at least five years of experience creating, implementing and presenting programs at historic sites, preferably a historic farm setting.  The candidate will work a flexible schedule including evenings, weekends, and holidays as required.  The applicant must become a New Jersey resident within one year of being hired.  Salary for the position is $48,632, with a comprehensive benefits package.  To apply, please go to, and follow the information on “How to Apply”. No phone calls please.   Please reply by Friday, February 16, 2018.

    The Morris County Park Commission is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

  • 29 Jan 2018 3:44 PM | Robert Clark

    JOB TITLE: Visitor Services Associate

    EMPLOYMENT CATEGORY: Hourly, non-exempt, up to 25 hours per week

    DATE UPDATED: January 16, 2018

    REPORTS TO: VP of Education and Interpretation

    HOURLY RATE: $10 per hour



    The Visitor Services Associate is expected to assist with all aspects of visitor services at the William Paca House and Gardens: staffing the reception desk; admissions, membership and retail sales; collecting visitor statistics; maintaining site security; giving tours; and assisting with public programs, events, and other duties as assigned.



    - Assists with general museum reception and visitor services and maintains the highest standards of customer service for all visitors.

    - Responds effectively and knowledgeably to questions from visitors regarding Historic Annapolis, Inc., HA sites and exhibit information, planned programs/events, local tourist information, and membership and volunteer opportunities.

    - Responsible for all opening and closing procedures, both at the register and reception desk and in opening and closing the William Paca House and Gardens.

    - Performs accurate POS retail sales processing, admissions, event, and membership sales through two software platforms (Counterpoint and Altru) to balance the day’s business in the appropriate manner.

    - Provides in-depth and engaging tours of the William Paca House.

    - Answers the telephone and provides requested information. If unable to answer the question, VSAs forward the call to appropriate staff members, using good communication skills and working collaboratively to do so.

    - Performs store maintenance, restocking supplies, and cleaning as needed to optimize the appearance of the retail sales floor and all merchandise.

    - Participates in all aspects of setup/break down and staffing of HA events in support of the organization as requested and needed.

    - Assists with public, education, and fundraising programs.

    - Is knowledgeable about HA membership levels and benefits and promotes HA membership sales.

    - Willingly and enthusiastically assists HA staff with tasks as needed, including administrative tasks and public and fundraising programs.

    - Other duties as assigned.


    - College preferred, high school or G.E.D. essential. Those with degrees in history, art history, museum studies, education, or related fields are encouraged to apply.

    - A minimum of one year of work experience in retail or customer service position.

    - Demonstrated interest in and aptitude for providing high-quality educational content to a diverse general public.

    - Dedicated commitment to the philosophy and mission of Historic Annapolis.

    - Excellent customer service abilities, accuracy, enthusiasm and productive work ethic.

    - Effective oral, written and interpersonal communication skills.

    - Effective knowledge of HA properties and programs as well as Annapolis tourism and restaurants.

    - Ability to deal tactfully and effectively with a diverse population of visitors and staff.

    - Demonstrated organizational and time management skills.

    - Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, database system and Power Point required.

    - Ability to follow policies, procedures, and instructions to accomplish assigned tasks accurately and appropriately.

    - Demonstrate a desire and ability to function as a team player, including working a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends, to accommodate the needs of Historic Annapolis.

    - Public speaking experience.


    You can view this listing at To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to

  • 12 Jan 2018 11:13 AM | Anonymous

    Position Announcement: Executive Director

    The Laurel Historical Society, a small community history organization in Laurel, Maryland, seeks a energetic, creative, and goal-oriented leader to serve as Executive Director.

     About the Laurel Historical Society:

    The Laurel Historical Society (LHS) operates the Laurel Museum in an 1840s mill workers building which is owned by the City of Laurel. The LHS works to preserve the cultural and historical heritage of Laurel. Its holdings include a substantial collection of artifacts, photographs, documents, and ephemera related to the history of Laurel. The Laurel Museum has an exhibit which changes each year, a research library, Diven’s Den (an interactive discovery area), and a museum shop. The LHS holds approximately 10-15 programs a year, including two STEM-based summer camps. Strong partnerships within the community are vital to the organization.

     Job Description:

    The primary responsibilities of the Executive Director are the management of the LHS, which includes operation of the Laurel Museum, and the management of the LHS Collection. In conjunction with the Board of the LHS and its Executive Committee, the Executive Director undertakes long- and short-range planning, policy development, budget preparation and monitoring, and development of LHS programs and services. The Executive Director manages a part-time assistant and approximately 60-70 volunteers who serve as docents and on established committees that support the core work of the organization. The Executive Director represents the LHS in the community, participates in events which increase awareness of Laurel history and of the LHS, expands community outreach, and performs duties which foster donation of relevant artifacts and funds to the LHS.

     Essential Duties and Responsibilities of the Executive Director:

                         Supervises Paid and Volunteer Staff: Identifies, assigns, and supervises work of the paid part-time assistant and the volunteer staff. Assures that all are appropriately trained and adequate staffing is maintained to meet the LHS needs and objectives. Creates a congenial atmosphere and environment conducive for recruiting and retaining volunteers.

                          Financial records, Reports, and Proposals: Performs ongoing daily financial management as well as long-term planning and reporting. Works with the Board of Directors to develop a yearly budget for the LHS. Oversees bookkeeper; works with bookkeeper and treasurer to maintain all financial records and conduct a yearly review.

                          Planning: Responsible for strategic planning, as well as creating long-term, short-term, and annual goals and objectives for the organization.

                          Exhibits: Works with the Exhibits Committee to develop and implement exhibits for the Laurel Museum and off-site venues.

                          Collection: Works with the Collections Committee to ensure items donated to the LHS are appropriately reviewed, accessioned, conserved, preserved, and cataloged.

                          Community Outreach: Develops programs, community activities, and appropriate meetings which further the mission of the LHS and benefit the community

                           Website, Promotion and Publicity: Promotes LHS and Museum events and activities. Keeps website current.

                          Membership: Works to increase membership numbers and member benefits, and maintains LHS member records on PastPerfect.

                          Development: Sets goals for all major fundraising efforts, tracks totals, and reports to appropriate committees. Works with special event committees (e.g. Gala, Holiday House Tour) to create sponsorship levels as well as solicit and process donations.

                          Grants: Identifies grant opportunities and works to develop government, non-profit, and foundation grants to support the operations of the LHS. Responsible for appropriate monitoring of grants and required reporting.

                          Records: Keeps electronic records in an orderly and accessible system and monitors regular file back-up. Maintains hard-copy files in an organized manner.

                          Facilities, Supplies and Equipment: Coordinates maintenance of the museum building, grounds, and equipment, and provides for safe and reliable operation of the Laurel Museum. Maintains adequate supplies for LHS and Museum operation within budget parameters.

                          Museum Operations and Visitor Services: Regularly meets with Assistant to the Director to oversee coordination of all Museum functions and services. Provides oversight and support as needed to the Assistant, who schedules group tours and coordinates volunteer staffing for regular open hours as well as special tours and events. May conduct some tours and educational programs. Maintains records related to utilization of the Museum.


                         Museum Shop: Provides final oversight on shop purchases, timing of shop activities, and setting of prices for the shop.


                         Professional Development: Participates in educational activities and museum associations to keep abreast of the latest development in small museum and historical society management.


    Skills and Expertise Required:

                         Supervisory skills, especially as relevant to a volunteer staff, financial, and administrative management of an organization

                         Ability to serve as an articulate spokesperson for the LHS

                         Experience in development and fundraising, including foundation and government grants as well as corporate and private donations; demonstrated ability to develop partnerships and identify creative solutions

                         Financial record-keeping skills

                         Knowledge of Museum Professional policies, issues, and strategies

                         Familiarity with PC environment and knowledge of the following applications: MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, PastPerfect, QuickBooks, and Dropbox; knowledge of  G Suite helpful

                         Adept at Social Media, especially Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram

                         Interpersonal and team interaction skills; ability to work with a diverse community and with standing and ad hoc committees

                         Ability to meet the physical demands of working and transporting materials in an historic building with non-standard stairs


    The Executive Director will have a relevant bachelor's degree and 3-5 years' work in a related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience, demonstrating ability required to support a non-profit organization and manage service for a small historical society and museum staffed primarily with volunteers.

     Location: The Executive Director will be based at the Laurel Museum in Laurel, Maryland.

     Salary: This is a full time, salaried position, salary range $40,000-$50,000 DOE, which requires some weekend and evening hours.  The work schedule is flexible and some duties may be performed from home.

     Closing date: February 2, 2018

     To Apply: Please submit cover letter and resume to: with Executive Director in the subject line. No phone inquiries please.

  • 19 Dec 2017 3:17 PM | Anonymous

    The Wharton Esherick Museum hosts undergraduate and graduate students with an interest in careers in museums and historic sites for internships which allow students to do professional work and hands-on learning in small museum operations. Interns will develop an understanding of the interrelated roles of small museum departments and may also have the opportunity to develop and work on special projects tailored to their needs.

    Students with strong backgrounds in Fine Arts, Art History, Museum Studies, Museum Education, Arts Administration, Historic Preservation and other related fields are encouraged to apply. Internships may be arranged to accommodate any semester throughout the year ranging from six to twelve weeks depending on school requirements and museum needs. Hours vary depending on placement and availability. Internships are unpaid, though academic credit may be possible. 

    To apply for an internship, submit the following information to Julie Gannaway, Executive Director at No phone calls, please.

    ·   A cover letter stating which internships you are interested in and the experience you bring to the particular areas, as well as what you hope to gain from an internship at the Wharton Esherick Museum.

    ·  A résumé including a list of relevant coursework.

    ·  Your preferred dates and hours of availability.

    Application Deadlines
    Spring Internships: February 1
    Summer Internships: April 1

    More about the Wharton Esherick Museum:

    Collections Management Internship
    The Collections Management Internship is open to graduate and undergraduate students interested in gaining experience in basic collections management practices and protocols including processing objects, object inventory, environmental monitoring, integrated pest management, condition reporting and object documentation, database maintenance, and other duties that contribute to the stewardship of the collections. Interns will work directly with the Museum Curator. A background in Art History, History, Museum Studies, or a related field is required; excellent organizational skills and basic computer literacy are essential. The ideal candidate will be available at least one day or 8-10 hours a week (Monday through Friday) for a period of at least three months. Hours and days are negotiable.

    Marketing & Communications Internship
    The Marketing and Communications internship is open to graduate or undergraduate students interested in gaining experience in communications and marketing for museums and cultural institutions. The Marketing and Communications Intern will assist with all aspects of promoting the Museum, including audience development, media research and planning, writing and editing, social media marketing, event planning, media tracking, data reporting and analysis, and some administrative tasks. A background in Communication and Media Studies, Journalism or a related field is required, as are strong writing and research skills. The ideal candidate will be available at least one day or 8-10 hours a week (Monday through Friday) for a period of at least three months. Hours and days are negotiable.

  • 14 Dec 2017 12:58 PM | Cara Alexander

    As St. Andrew's School enters the quiet phase of an ambitious comprehensive campaign, the School seeks to build an advancement team that can fully support the highest aspirations of the School community. With three new operational and frontline positions already added in 2017, the Advancement Office now seeks to identify candidates for a new major gift officer position to help maximize the impact from philanthropy in the short, medium, and long term.

    The Major Gifts Officer maximizes giving to the School by establishing long-term relationships with a group of assigned, qualified prospects to help them fulfill their passions and interests through their giving to St. Andrew’s School and, in doing so, assure that the School achieves its strategic goals and priorities. The Major Gifts Officer reports directly to the Director of Advancement.

    Key Job Responsibilities

    • Qualify a group of major gift prospects ($100,000 capacity and above), managing a pool of approximately 125-150. Significant travel is expected. A variety of gift officer metrics and activity are used to support success, including visits and close rates.

    • Create individual goals and a solicitation plan for each prospect based on the donor's history of giving and the School’s knowledge of that donor's potential.

      • Prepare reports, briefings materials, correspondence, proposals, and related documents for solicitation of major gift prospects.

      • Schedule joint visits with the head, volunteers, administrative faculty, and teaching faculty when appropriate.

    • Solicit prospects so that as many as possible are retained as continuing donors to the School and are upgraded in their giving and involvement.

    • Support volunteer networks and assist in the identification, recruitment, and training of volunteers as needed.

    • Attend and staff events as required, including some weekend and evening work.

    • Perform other major donor activities as may be required.

    Required skills and abilities:

    • Ability to qualify major gift prospects that represent the highest giving potential for the School, traveling approximately 30 to 40 percent of the time.

    • Ability to create reasonable giving goals for each prospect based on the prospect’s giving history and capacity to give.

    • Ability to create a personal contact and solicitation plan for each prospect that takes into account the individual donor's interest, motivations, giving patterns and ask preferences and then execute in a timely and cost-effective manner.

    • Ability to secure project and organization information and create and write effective proposals and asks.

    • The confidence and skill to artfully ask prospective donors in a face-to-face meeting to make a major financial contribution.

    All interested candidates should email their resume and cover letter to Human Resources Specialist Barb Wilson at

  • 12 Dec 2017 5:08 PM | Mark Sutherland

    The Morris County Park Commission, located in Morristown, NJ, seeks a dynamic individual for a full-time Historical Program Specialist at its Fosterfields Living Historical Farm location.   

    The position requires the candidate to assist in the creation of outreach programs, conduct tours, demonstrations, on-site programs for youth and adult groups and the general public throughout the year.  The chosen candidate will develop educational materials for these programs, and assist with training, supervising, and recruiting volunteers.

    Additionally, this position is responsible for the coordination and implementation of events such as, but not limited to the Historic Sites Summer Camp, Paranormal Events, Home School Programs, and various events throughout the season.  

    The candidate will be a graduate of a college or university of recognized standing, with a major program of study in History, American Studies, Museum Studies, or a related field.  A Master’s Degree in Museum Education, Museum Studies, or a related field is required.  The candidate will have at least two years of experience presenting programs at historic sites (preferably in a historic farm setting), the ability to work a flexible schedule, including weekends, and holidays as required,  and have a knowledge of the tools, methods, and theories used in management, historic interpretation, and preservation of historic sites. 

    Salary is $46,164.00 and is part of the Local 32 Union.   A comprehensive benefits package is also included.  The position is full-time, 40 hours per week, including weekends and holidays as assigned.  The candidate must be a resident of New Jersey within 90 days of a hire date.  To apply, go to the following link and go to “How To Apply” Please submit by Friday, December 29, 2017.  For more information on the Morris Park Commission and Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, visit or

    The Morris County Park Commission is an EOE employer.

  • 21 Oct 2017 4:02 PM | Megan Eves

    The Museum Director is the primary museum professional at The 1890 House Museum in Cortland, NY. They are the public face of the museum and are responsible for maintaining the museum, its collections, its grounds, and its staff.

    The Museum Director will report to the President of the Board of Directors. This position is guaranteed 25 hours per week, at a pay rate of $13/hour.  Additional evening and weekend work for special events is necessary, and will be compensated.

    The duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:


    • Oversee the Assistant Director and their duties (and assisting when necessary).
    • Manage and turn in time sheets of employees to the CPA bi-weekly, so they can be turned into payroll.
    • Work with the executive committee in creating a budget.
    • Attend monthly board meetings and give a report on the museum each month.
    • Attend Chamber of Commerce events and other networking events.
    • Track museum figures (visitor, membership, volunteers, interns, community service)
    • Collect profit and donations at the end of the day and put them in the safe.
    • Participate in historic preservation efforts for the museum.
    • Maintain the grounds by shoveling (clearing of each building entrance and sidewalks) during winter months and removing trash and recyclables each Thursday to curb for pick up.
    • Stay up to date on best practices for museum management.
    • Order supplies as needed.

    Public Relations, Marketing, and Events

    • Maintain and manage the museum website, calendars, social media outlets, and communication outlets. Alert the Executive Committee when needed.
    • Serve as the museum’s primary event planner, and manage all bookings with clients.  Manage the operation of events.
    • Advertise events and programs in the local media, on the website, by email, social media outlets.
    • Oversee the quarterly newsletter, monthly e-newsletter and an annual membership letter for annual giving.

    • Participate in grant writing efforts to support the house and its programs.
    • Recruit and maintain membership for the museum by acting as fundraising and development officer for the museum.
    • Work with Board to set long term goals, develop fundraising efforts and the implementation of both for the museum.

    • Give public, private and school tours during on and off hours.
    • Conduct historical research on Wickwire family, house, Cortland, local, regional, national and global subjects related to the museum and its events, displays, and collections.
    • Oversee (and, when necessary, develop) educational programming at the museum.


    Qualifications for Museum Director:


    Education and Experience

    • Bachelor’s Degree in History, Social Studies Education, Art History, Museum Studies or Historic Preservation.  Master’s Degree preferred.


    • Two years of experience in museum work.


    • Equivalent combination of education and/or experience.


    • Should be self-motivated, organized, flexible and detail-oriented.
    • Should have leadership ability, strong writing skills, and an enthusiasm for history.
    • Basic computer skills required.  Experience with Wordpress, Publisher, MailChimp, and social media outlets preferred.
    • The Director must be able to move around the house and grounds, and climb 4 flights of stairs. They should also be able to lift 40lbs and shovel snow, as well as operate snowblowing equipment.

    Please submit a cover letter and resume to Megan Eves, Board President, at, by 5:00pm Eastern time on November 4, 2017.  Please include the director position in the email subject line.

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