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  • 09 May 2022 9:41 PM | Laurie Baty

    Description

    The National Capital Radio & Television Museum, located in Bowie, Maryland, is looking for a dynamic collaborative leader to take the Museum to the next level. The Executive Director has overall responsibility for managing the day-to-day operations of the National Capital Radio & Television Museum (NCRTV), including, but not limited to: fundraising, staff supervision, planning, financial and program management, marketing, and community relations. This work is subject to the Board of Director’s (Board) oversight. The Executive Director will work closely with the Board to help formulate and put into practice the Board’s vision for the museum.While a degree in Museum Studies or an allied field is preferred, all candidates with appropriate work experience will be considered. This is a 30 hour a week position and is ideal for someone just starting in the field of museum management. Please see the position description for additional information. Complete applications will consist of a cover letter and resume covering qualifications. Email to lauriebaty@gmail.com with NCRTV Executive Director in subject line.

    Starting with no building, no funds, no collection, and only a handful of dedicated volunteers, the Museum began by borrowing artifacts from local radio collectors and mounting temporary exhibits in several of the region’s public libraries, downtown at the George Washington University, and at the City Place Mall in Silver Spring, Maryland.  The Museum opened its doors to the public in June 1999, and celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2009. The spirit of those original volunteers is still a key aspect of the museum community, with current volunteers actively involved as Docents, Radio Repair technicians, and our active Board of Directors. The Executive Director will be the face of the museum to the community, and should embody the same spirit.

    Requirements

    Major Duties and Responsibilities

    Key responsibilities include overseeing and managing all aspects of the museum’s operations, exhibits, and education programming; coordinating all aspects of the Museum’s fundraising; serving as the Museum’s face to the community; establishing and nurturing key collaborations with local and regional partners; overseeing the development of innovative new programming; capitalizing on education outreach opportunities; and developing and executing a long-term strategic plan for the Museum.

    Oversee and Manage All Activities of the Museum

    • Assist in the development of an annual budget and deliver results against budget.
    • Set direction and create alignment around responsibilities.
      • Delegate appropriate activities and authority.
    • Manage relationship with the 3rd party accounting partner.
    • Prepare and actively focus the Board on key organizational and operational issues as part of the Board and committee meetings.
    • Work closely with the Executive Committee and the Board to develop and execute the strategic plan for the Museum.

     Represent the Museum in the Community

    • Manage ongoing strategic partnerships.
    • Develop and secure new strategic partnerships.
    • Represent the Museum at community and foundation events.
    • Manage Museum publicity.

     Lead Operating Fund Development

    • Develop and implement fundraising strategies to support the operation of the Museum, including, but not limited to:
      • Foundations
      • Corporations
      • Individuals

     Other Key Responsibilities

    • Coordinate grant writing and Board and staff involvement in development.
    • Coordinate the annual gala or other fundraising activities.
    • Conduct annual performance evaluations of volunteers.
    • Create and implement a [or] the strategic plan for Board development.
    • Assist in the recruiting and interviewing of potential new Board Members (with the Board Development Committee).
    • Network with other non-profit executive directors in community.
    • Prepare documents in preparation for and to be used at Board meetings.

    Position Qualifications:

    Education: Bachelor’s degree or higher, preferably with a concentration in museum studies, non-profit management, or history.

     Required Experience:

    • Experience with personnel and financial management of a small organization, and familiarity with financial software (such as QuickBooks).
    • Familiarity with office computer software (e.g., Microsoft Office suite); website development and updating is a plus.
    • Experience in setting priorities and delegating tasks to both staff and volunteers.
    • Experience in the areas below is desirable:
    • Experience with marketing, publicity, and public relations.
    • Experience with fundraising for a non-profit organization.
    • Familiarity with the museum environment and community.
    Salary expected to be between $34-42K depending on qualifications.
  • 05 May 2022 10:11 AM | Amy Glenn

    Job Description

    Glencairn Museum, located in Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania, is seeking a full-time Education Assistant to join its Education Department beginning August 1, 2022. The successful candidate will demonstrate a passion for and ability to educate students of all ages through the interpretation of material objects.

    Glencairn Museum is part of the Academy of the New Church and is affiliated with the General Church of the New Jerusalem (newchurch.org), a Christian denomination based on the theology of Emanuel Swedenborg. The mission of Glencairn Museum is to engage a diverse audience with the common human endeavor to find higher meaning and purpose in our lives. This is achieved by recognizing universal spiritual concepts expressed in religious beliefs and practices around the world—past and present—through the interpretation of art, artifacts, and other cultural expressions of faith. A special focus of the Museum is to preserve and interpret art and artifacts that illustrate New Church beliefs and practices. Glencairn is seeking applicants who are committed to the Museum’s mission and values. For more information about Glencairn Museum and its mission, please visit glencairnmuseum.org/about-us

    As much of the education programming closely follows the academic year, duties and responsibilities can vary seasonally.

    Details

    • $38,000-$44,000 yearly salary
    • Full-time, exempt, benefits eligible
    • Reports to Educational Programs Manager

    Responsibilities

    • Teaching education programs to K-12 school and homeschool groups.
    • Assisting with the daily, weekly, and annual creation and preparation of program materials.
    • Assisting with ongoing program development, review, and assessment.
    • Assisting in the development and execution of annual events for families and students.
    • Providing general support and assistance to the Educational Programs Manager.

    Personal and Professional Requirements

    • Employees of Glencairn Museum are expected to uphold the mission, principles, and polices of the Academy of the New Church; support the mission of Glencairn Museum; and follow all Museum policies and guidelines.
    • B.A. or B.S. in education, museum studies, art history, world religion, or related field, or experience in museum education required.
    • Passion and enthusiasm for education through material objects.
    • Strong presentation and interpersonal skills, including ability to engage students of all ages (K-12) as well the general public.
    • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team, while also being self-motivated and self-sufficient on individual projects.
    • Ability to master breadth of content.
    • Ability to maintain a calm presence.
    • Flexibility and adaptability when engaging children with objects, ultimately creating a positive experience for all children.
    • Strong organizational skills while demonstrating the ability to remain fluid and flexible.
    • Interest in further education and/or professional training in museum education.
    • Occasional weekend and evening work.
    • Ability to move and carry educational materials to setup and deliver programming.
    • Valid driver’s license required as some programming will require traveling off site using a Museum vehicle.
    • Current Pennsylvania background checks including:
    1. Department of Human Services Child Abuse History Clearance
    2. Pennsylvania State Police Request for Criminal Records Check
    3. Federal Criminal History Record Information (CHRI)

    How to Apply

    An important part of our interview process is understanding why this position and our mission particularly resonated with you, so even if you feel that you don't check every box or meet every requirement above, please still consider applying. Applicants should submit a resume, a cover letter including a discussion of their interest in and ability to contribute to Glencairn Museum’s mission through educational programs, and contact information for three references to Amy Glenn at amy.glenn@glencairnmuseum.org. The application deadline is May 31.

    Contact Person

    Amy Glenn, Educational Programs Manager

    amy.glenn@glencairnmuseum.org

    267.502.2962

  • 02 May 2022 12:20 PM | Emily Martin

    Exhibition Manager Position

    Position Description

    The Maryland Center for History and Culture (MCHC) seeks a dynamic team member to join our Museum Department as the Exhibition Manager. Reporting to the Director of Collections and working closely with the Vice President of Collections and Interpretation, this position will serve as project manager for the robust rotating exhibition schedule at MCHC, as well as provide key services to exhibition installation and upkeep. Our new team member will also help with institutional collection management initiatives as needed.

    Responsibilities

    • Project management of exhibition development in the Museum’s 10 galleries;
    • Work with the Vice President of Collections and Interpretation to set and maintain annual exhibition schedules;
    • Coordinate and oversee contractors including designers, fabricators, and art handlers;
    • Organize and maintain exhibition-related documents;
    • Monitor and maintain as needed the condition of long-term exhibitions;
    • Track exhibition budgets;
    • Design and install all exhibition lighting;
    • Lead and assist in art and object installation;
    • Install Museum and Library objects in exhibitions;
    • ·         Carry out ad hoc de-installation and installation of objects as needed throughout the Museum;
    • ·         Assist with collection moves.

    Qualifications

    • Experience in project management;
    • ·         Experience designing and installing all exhibition lighting;
    • ·         Proficiency in installing artwork and objects of various mediums;
    • ·         Excellent communication skills;
    • ·         Strong knowledge of exhibition standards and practices;
    • ·         Proficiency with power tools a plus;
    • ·         Ability to lift 75 pounds.

    About the Position

    This is a full-time, salaried position with benefits with occasional evening and weekend hours. The salary range is $40,000 -45,000 annually. The final salary will be determined based on the experience and qualifications of the successful candidate.

    How to Apply

    Please email a cover letter, and resume with contacts of three professional supervisory references to jobs@mdhistory.org by May 31, 2022. Subject line: Exhibition 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. We do not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or any other status protected by law and strongly encourage all qualified professionals to apply.

    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.


  • 02 May 2022 12:19 PM | Emily Martin

    Director of Human Resources & Administration

    Position Description

    The Maryland Center for History and Culture (MCHC) seeks an enthusiastic team member to join our staff as the Director of Human Resources & Administration. Reporting to the President & CEO, this position will be responsible for managing the day-to-day Human Resources needs for the organization, as well as handling payroll, benefits administration and maintaining all personnel files. This person will serve as the administrator for all things related to the Board, President’s office and Human Resources for a staff of about 40 employees.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • ·         Facilitate the onboarding and offboarding process for all employees;
    • ·         Post all new position openings to a variety of platforms, track applicants, support scheduling and attend all interviews;
    • ·         Manage employee leave time;
    • ·         Review, reconcile, and process HSA and 403b Retirement plan constitutions on a monthly basis;
    • ·         Complete employee enrollment and termination of benefits including health, dental, vision, 403b, LTD, and Life insurance, and health savings accounts;
    • ·         Serve as a liaison between staff and benefit broker in order to resolve issues;
    • ·         Continuously work to bring the organization up to current HR standards, and handle day-to-day HR issues as they occur;
    • ·         Research and advise on policy development;
    • ·         Assist with the diversity, equity, access and inclusion efforts of the organization by advising on matters concerning human resources and workplace culture;
    • ·         Act as liaison to the Governance & Nominating Committees;
    • ·         Serve as assistant to the President & CEO;
    • ·         Serve as Board Liaison.

    Qualifications and Requirements;

    • 3+ years of Human Resources experience
    • Excellent organization and administrative skills
    • SHRM or PHR Certification a plus
    • Experience in a non-profit setting a plus

    This is a full time, salaried position with benefits. The salary range is $57,000-$62,000.

    How to Apply

    Please email a cover letter, and resume with contacts of three professional references to jobs@mdhistory.org. Subject line: Director of Human Resources & Administration . 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 2022 4:09 PM | Emily Martin

    Human Resources Manager

    Position Description

    The Maryland Center for History and Culture (MCHC) seeks an enthusiastic team member to join our staff as the Human Resources Manager. Reporting to the President & CEO, this position will be responsible for managing the day-to-day Human Resources needs for the organization, as well as handling payroll, benefits administration and maintaining all personnel files. This person will serve as the administrator for all things related to the Board, President’s office and Human Resources for a staff of about 40 employees.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Facilitate the onboarding and offboarding process for all employees;
    • Post all new position openings to a variety of platforms, track applicants, support scheduling and attend all interviews;
    • Manage employee leave time;
    • Review, reconcile, and process HSA and 403b Retirement plan constitutions on a monthly basis;
    • Complete employee enrollment and termination of benefits including health, dental, vision, 403b, LTD, and Life insurance, and health savings accounts;
    • Serve as a liaison between staff and benefit broker in order to resolve issues;
    • Continuously work to bring the organization up to current HR standards, and handle day-to-day HR issues as they occur;
    • Research and advise on policy development;
    • Assist with the diversity, equity, access and inclusion efforts of the organization by advising on matters concerning human resources and workplace culture;
    • Act as liaison to the Governance Committee;
    • Serve as assistant to the President & CEO;
    • Serve as Board Liaison.

    Qualifications and Requirements;

    • 3+ years of Human Resources experience
    • Excellent organization and administrative skills
    • SHRM or PHR Certification a plus
    • Experience in a non-profit setting a plus


    This is a full time, salaried position with benefits. The salary range is 47,000-50,000

    How to Apply

    Please email a cover letter, and resume with contacts of three professional references to jobs@mdhistory.org. Subject line: Human Resources 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.



  • 22 Apr 2022 9:13 AM | Emily Martin

    Staff Accountant

    Position Description

    The Maryland Center for History and Culture (MCHC) seeks an enthusiastic team member to join our Finance Department as the Staff Accountant. MCHC is a venerable community not-for-profit museum, library, and educational institution with about $5M of annual revenue and about $35M of net assets.  Reporting to the CFO, this position currently oversees one Finance & Accounting Specialist and is responsible for working with leadership staff on departmental budgeting, revenue and expenses. This position will also have some human resources responsibilities.  This position will also support the annual audit and Form 990 preparation by SC&H.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • ·         Daily monitoring of institutional cash flow, bank reconciliations and recording of all bank activity in the MIP fund accounting general ledger system;
    • ·         Review of all general entries made by the Specialist, manage their time spent on daily responsibilities and both long and short term projects, provide guidance and insight into any departmental issues that arise, and continually find ways to improve financial reporting and streamline existing processes;
    • ·         Works in coordination with the Advancement Department to record pledged and received gifts, as well as provide documentation and completed grant reports for securing gifts and grants.
    • ·         Provides financial reporting for other departments as needed;
    • ·         Manage the annual audit both by providing the auditors with necessary supporting documentation as well as various reconciliations, adjusting entries, taking recommendations regarding best practices, and coordination of timing;
    • ·         Facilitate quarterly departmental budget meetings;
    • ·         Assist the CFO with reporting, reconciliations, or general support as needed;
    • ·         Coordinate Finance Committee administration and materials.
    • ·         Complete monthly analysis and reconciliation of the general ledger to identify and resolve issues on a regular basis

    Qualifications and Requirements;

    • 5+ years of experience working in a related field
    • Excellent organization and administrative skills
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel
    • Experience working in Accounting software

    This is a full time, salaried position with benefits. The salary range is $48-53K.

    How to Apply

    Please email a cover letter, and resume with contacts of three professional references to jobs@mdhistory.org. Subject line: Staff Accountant. 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.


  • 20 Apr 2022 5:33 PM | Suzanne Obetz

    Museum Executive Director sought by county historical society operating a quality local history museum, in charming and picturesque Warrenton, Va.

    Successful candidate will have good museum and/or preservation experience; suitable education/credentials; familiarity with fund-raising, grant writing, special event planning and recruiting/overseeing volunteers. Some background in marketing and public relations a bonus. The director will: hire, supervise and manage museum staff, comprising mostly volunteers; direct operation of the small museum store; oversee and manage the museum collection including its conservation, preservation, and identification; design and install museum exhibits; prepare and implement the museum budget; support fund-raising efforts; and serve as the public face of the museum. Salary range $35,000 - $40,000 based on experience.

    More information at http://www.fauquierhistory.org. Please forward your cover letter and resume to Laura S. Kelsey, President, FHS, P O Box 675, Warrenton, VA 20188; or to museumdirectorjob@yahoo.com


  • 19 Apr 2022 1:25 PM | Maeve Jones

    Program Manager

    THE OPPORTUNITY

    The museum’s staff and Board of Directors are honored to be faithful stewards and caretakers of Poe’s legacy and to honestly share his story with the world in meeting the mission of “Illuminating Poe for everyone, evermore.”  The Program Manager position offers the opportunity to influence and enhance the education offerings of the museum as well as to establish and implement the strategic direction for education through programming, events, and visitor experiences. 

    POSITION SUMMARY

    What We’re Looking For:

    Our successful candidate will understand the role that education plays in ensuring the museum serves as a resource for all things related to Poe, his life, and his significant influence on literature.  By creating fun and engaging programs, this candidate will help ensure that Poe’s story is faithfully told and his influence on literature is celebrated.

    Specific Responsibilities.

    • ·       Develop new programs (and augment existing programs) that diversify the museum’s programmatic outreach, including events.
    • ·       Engage all aspects of the Poe community through programmatic outreach to include scholars, students, educators, and all Poe aficionados.
    • ·       Build and strengthen partnerships with a particular focus on the greater Richmond region including schools, other nonprofits, other museums, businesses, historical sites, and tourism partners.
    • ·       Ensure all programmatic initiatives are mission centric and strive for programmatic excellence and profitability.
    • ·       Capture programmatic data that can be used to provide rationale for the development of new programs and funding opportunities.
    • ·       Work with the Executive Director to establish and maintain a program budget.
    • ·       Periodically serve as the back-up for the guest services (front-desk) position in the gift shop and take responsibility for the feeding and care of the cats, Edgar and Pluto.
    • Ensure the operational and programmatic success of the museum which may include task-based activities that are outside the scope of the core-responsibilities listed above.

    Further, the Program Manager will:

    • ·       Report directly to the Executive Director.
    • ·       Manage and guide the work of the Event Coordinator and the Program Coordinator.
    • ·       Seek relevant continuing education related to museum programming best practices.
    • ·       Develop a managerial style, that is fair, equitable, ethical and is based on the organization’s guiding principles.
    • ·       Provide consistent and timely critical information to the Executive Director, coupled with periodic updates on the museum’s programming initiatives.
    • ·       Develop a deep appreciation of Poe’s work and ensure that all programmatic efforts are created within the scope of the museum’s guiding principles:

    o   Edgar Allan Poe is a visionary and iconic American author whose work is timeless, valuable, and relevant.

    o   The Poe Museum is a repository and resource for all things related to Poe’s life, work, and influence. 

    o   We are honored to be faithful stewards and caretakers of Poe’s legacy and to honestly share his story with the world. We will do so enthusiastically and with creativity, respecting all aspects of his work, including the quirky and the bizarre.

    o   While Poe and his work have far-reaching influence, we are grateful that he called Richmond home and celebrate the museum’s contributions to our community and our community’s contribution to the museum.

    Salary and Hours This is a full-time position with some weekend and evening hours required. The annual salary will be capped at $40,000 with an opportunity for increase as the organization prospers.

    APPLICATIONS

    This posting will remain open and active until the position is filled. To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter outlining interest and qualifications to maeve@poemuseum.org; no phone calls please.

    ABOUT THE MUSEUM

    The Poe Museum is a century old historic institution in the Shockoe Bottom neighborhood of Richmond, Virginia and is a repository and resource for all things related to Poe’s life, work, and influence. 

    The museum creates a sense of belonging and community along with a rich and diverse set of experiences for its varied audiences which include Poe enthusiasts, educators, scholars, collectors, and more.

    Additional information about the beginnings and history of the Poe Museum can be found at: About The Poe Museum - The Poe Museum.


  • 18 Apr 2022 10:32 AM | Michelle Poe

    Village of Grayslake, Illinois

    Deputy Director, Grayslake Heritage Center & Museum

    The Village of Grayslake is seeking applicants for a full-time Deputy Director position at the Grayslake Heritage Center & Museum. The position will assist the Executive Director with day-to-day operations/administration and provide support for museum exhibitions, programs, and initiatives under the direction and supervision of the museum’s Executive Director. The successful applicant must be available to work some evenings and weekends in addition to regular hours of operation. This is a benefitted position, with a salary range of $45,000-$55,000, depending on experience.

    The position requires a self-motivated and dependable individual who is organized and flexible, provides attention to detail, deadlines, and procedures, and has the ability to handle and prioritize multiple responsibilities simultaneously. Under the general direction of the Executive Director, duties primarily include: assisting the Executive Director with day-to-day operations of the Heritage Center; supporting the creation, management and implementation of exhibitions, educational programs, and museum events; supervising the daily activities of volunteers/interns; assisting in fundraising efforts for the Heritage Center, and interaction and coordination with various service providers, including the Grayslake Historical Society as needed. The Deputy Director will also represent the Heritage Center in the absence of the Executive Director.

    Minimum of five years of work experience in museum and cultural institutions and possession of a bachelor’s degree (master’s degree preferred) in museum studies or a directly related field, or equivalent knowledge and training are a must. Experience in fundraising, graphic design, marketing, or exhibitions a plus.

    The Grayslake Heritage Center & Museum is a local history museum and community hub located in the heart of Grayslake’s historic Village Center. Interested candidates should email a detailed cover letter explaining interest in the position, completed employment application, resume, and a writing sample immediately to Jennifer Hess at jhess@villageofgrayslake.com. The position will remain open until filled. The Village of Grayslake is an equal opportunity employer.

  • 13 Apr 2022 10:44 AM | Emily Martin

    Position Description

    The Maryland Center for History and Culture (MCHC) seeks a Museum Store Manager, responsible for the overall operations, merchandising, and inventory of the store, as well as assistance in performing functions of the Visitor Services Department. The Museum Store Manager offers a high level of customer service to the MCHC’s members, visitors, volunteers, and staff by providing a positive shopping experience both in person and online, maintaining a well-curated store presence. This position has key responsibilities for security functions, including opening and closing of the buildings, and monitoring the safety and security of the facilities.  

    Responsibilities

    ·         Develop and maintain an annual store budget in collaboration with Director of Private Events & Visitor Experience and the Chief Financial Officer;

    ·         Oversee point of sale platform and manage store sales and inventory;

    ·         Greet and orient all patrons to Museum and Library, collect admission fees, provide orientation and museum guides

    ·         Prepare and perform comprehensive inventory as requested, offer action-oriented plan for improvements;

    ·         Maintain merchandise stock by regularly monitoring displays/back stock and re/order of merchandise as needed;

    ·         Perform the cash and credit card receipt functions according to cash-handling protocol and standards,

    • ·         Process online orders, including the fulfillment, packing, and shipping;

    ·         Maintain online store and ensure all published information is current;

    ·         Develop marketing strategies to increase the store’s sales and visibility to the public by implementing promotions and events; should we mention social media here

    ·         Research new vendors as needed;

    ·         Manage consignment program and submit payment requests for consignment checks;

    ·         Promote current MCHC museum retail trends and develop appropriate merchandise plan related to current and upcoming exhibitions;

    ·         Provide Visitor Services Manager with monthly store sales update and provide Finance staff with monthly online sales update;

    ·         Train and assist Visitor Service Associates in store processes;

    ·         Update and maintain Museum Store section of the Visitor Services Manual with relevant store operation content;

    Perform routine opening and closing procedures for the museum;

    • ·         Occasionally staff the Visitor Services Desk;

    ·         Provide basic information for callers and visitors regarding MCHC, the museum and library collections, including admissions, hours, directions, parking, accessibility, and other local resources;

    ·         Check in and monitor non-staff traffic, including visitors for appointments, meetings, contractors, and other walk-ins, observing proper protocols for access to restricted areas;

    ·         Handle other duties as needed and/or requested.

    Qualifications

    • ·         3–5 years of prior customer service and/or retail required;

    ·         Excellent customer service and communication skills;

    ·         Ability to work weekends and occasional evenings;

    ·         Ability to gather data, compile information and prepare reports;

    ·         Working knowledge of business office applications including email, word processing, spreadsheet and database applications; 

    ·         Excellent organizational skills;

    ·         Must be punctual and reliable with assigned schedule;

    ·         Ability to detect problems and report information to appropriate personnel;

    ·         Ability to understand and follow specific instructions and safety procedures;

    ·         Moderate physical activity may be required. Requires handling of objects up to 25 pounds, standing, and/or walking for long periods of time.

    About the Position

    This is a full-time 40 hours a week position. The salary range is $35-40,000 annually. Full benefits package included. Some evenings and weekends required. The fi The final salary will be determined based on the experience and qualifications of the successful candidate.

    To Apply

    Please email a cover letter and resume with contacts of three professional references to jobs@mdhistory.org. Subject line: Museum Store 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 the society’s collections and to preserve important objects and archival materials from prehistoric Maryland to the present day.

    Founded in 1844, the Maryland Center for History and Culture is the state’s oldest continuously operating cultural institution. In keeping with the founders’ commitment to preserve the remnants of Maryland’s past, MCHC remains the premier institution for state history. With over 350,000 art objects and artifacts and seven million books and documents, the society now serves more than 100,000 people through its museum, library, press and educational programs. Learn more at mdhistory.org.


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