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  • 29 Sep 2022 3:34 PM | Marc Baum

    Museum Manager- All Things Oz Museum

    Job Location: Chittenango, NY

    Job Title: Museum Manager

    Institution: All Things Oz Museum (International L. Frank Baum & All Things Oz Historical Foundation)

    Institution Website: www.allthingsoz.org

    About the Institution: . The purposes or objects for which this organization exists are to educate the public in the writings of L. Frank Baum and other Oz authors; promote research about authors, illustrators, and other works related to Oz; encourage original writing and other forms of expression about Oz; and honor Oz creator L. Frank Baum, his works and his life.

    Job Description: The Museum Manager oversees the daily operation of the All Things Oz Museum and participates as a member of the leadership team. This role has four essential functions: to manage the daily operations of the museum, including part time staff and volunteers; to manage the museum shop; to account for daily financial transactions; and to manage museum programs, including providing tours when needed.

    A successful candidate has a love of  The Wonderful Wizard of OZ (or related works),  is extremely attentive to detail and an excellent communicator, and will feel confident and comfortable providing experiences to visitors of different backgrounds.

    Objectives:
    ● Oversee efficient operation of the museum.
    ● Ensure the gift shop runs smoothly and visitors have an excellent experience.
    ● Set up Group tours using community connections.
    ● Coordinate to ensure success of part time staff and volunteers.

    Responsibilities:
    ● Day-to-Day Operations:

    ·        Responsible for oversight and integration of quality, services, and efficiency of the day-to-day operations at the Museum within the areas of administrative services, programs and events, human resources, physical plant, safety & security, and visitor/retail services.

    ·        Manage/coordinate front line staff and volunteers, making schedules to ensure adequate staffing for tours and school trips, and assigning projects to the staff and volunteers as needed.

    ·        Book tours, monitor all group tour correspondence, and maintain the museum’s policies for groups.

    Baum’s Bazaar Museum Gift Shop:

    ·        Maintain inventory, restock as needed, ensure correct pricing, and arrange retail displays.

    ·        Take appropriate markdowns as needed and approved by leadership team.

    Membership:

    ·         Manage Museum memberships by promotion in house, and online.

    ·        Responsible for all phases of the museum’s membership program (along with your trustee partner), including expirations, renewals, new members, and incentives.

    Guest Experience Team Member:

    ·         Provide educational content to guests with accurate, interesting, and pertinent information about the world of OZ and L. Frank Baum in an engaging, timely, and articulate manner through guided tours.

    ·        Note that every tour experience is different, as people come to All Things Oz with different expectations; some are MGM film buffs, Some are only familiar with Wicked, some only know the books, etc.

    ·         Additional duties as assigned.

    Qualifications:

    ●A minimum of four years of customer or visitor service experience with increasing responsibility and manager or supervisory experience; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
    ● Demonstrated attention to detail, time management skills, and problem solving ability.
    ● Demonstrated knowledge of retail best practices and procedures.
    ● Excellent and professional communication skills via phone, email, and in-person..
    ● A passion for learning, listening, and interacting with visitors of all backgrounds.
    ● Demonstrated ability to work with a diverse group of colleagues and with visitors from diverse cultures and life experiences.
    ● Commitment to team process and fostering a collaborative working environment.
    ● Ability to be an energetic leader that models best practices for staff.
    ● Museum or retail experience preferred.

    Other Requirements:
    ●Must be able to lift 25 pounds and stand/walk for long periods on varying surfaces.
    ● Must be available to work weekends.

    To Apply:
    Qualified candidates should submit a resume.


    Submit to:
    main@allthingsoz.org , ATTN: Hiring Committee

    Or via mail or in person to:

    All Things Oz Museum

    Attn: Hiring Committee

    219 Genesee Street

    Chittenango, NY 13037

    This Position is: In-Person

    Position Type: Full-Time

    Salary range: $38,480 - $40,560 annually

    Benefits: Paid time off after 6 months, select paid holidays, IRA contribution after 6 months

    How to Apply: main@allthingsoz.org, ATTN: Hiring Committee

    OPEN Until October 23, 2022

  • 28 Sep 2022 10:15 AM | Janice Cooley

    The Mission of the Greenbrier Historical Society is to share the diverse history and culture of the Greenbrier Valley.

    The Greenbrier Historical Society (GHS) is focused on sharing diverse histories in all the work we do and representing minority voices in history. With the recent completion of several new exhibits there is still room to grow the exhibit program and continue to bring excitement and new life to the North House Museum; additionally, the impending completion of our restoration of the Blue Sulphur Springs Pavillion and our acquisition in July 2022 of two other historic buildings (the 1834 Supreme Court of Appeals of Virginia Law Library and Study and the 1835 Johnson Reynolds Enslaved Quarters) create many impressive new challenges and new opportunities. The organization seeks a creative Executive Director who must be willing to try new things, continue to build community engagement, and work to engage with new audiences while providing leadership, development support, and direction to staff and administrative oversight to the organization.

    Organization Overview:

    Operating out of Lewisburg, WV, the Greenbrier Historical Society serves the Greenbrier Valley (Greenbrier, Monroe, Summers, and Pocahontas County).

    The Greenbrier Historical Society oversees four historic properties:

    • The North House Museum and Archive is the headquarters of the organization and is home to diverse exhibits and period rooms. Visitors are taken on guided tours of the museum by our docents for a minimal charge and/ or are given the option to explore two self-guided exhibits for free. It also houses the GHS Archives and Library where the organization holds thousands of historic documents and responds to hundreds of research requests each year. The Greenbrier County Courthouse Collection is a major collection and is a wealth of information about the history of the area. The Wagon House, a recent construction, houses the 1700’s freight wagon and associated exhibit.
    • The Barracks is a turn of the 19th century log building located in the heart of downtown Lewisburg, WV. The building has recently undergone capital improvements and is currently being used as an historic “Escape Room” based on the first white settler experience in Lewisburg. The basement is being used for environmentally appropriate archival storage of a large portion of the Greenbrier County Courthouse Collection. The organization is considering how best to present this notable landmark in the future with the hopes of developing an educational and living history space for use by and presentation to the public.
    • The Blue Sulphur Springs Pavilion is the only structure remaining of the once thriving Blue Sulphur Springs resort located north of Alderson, WV on the south-western end of Greenbrier County. Once restoration is completed (hopefully this year), the organization intends to fine tune the landscaping and signage and initiate procedures to encourage the public to visit and learn about this treasure.
    • The 1834 Law Library & Enslaved Quarters. The Law Library building housed the library of the Supreme Court of Appeals of Virginia (which comprised more than 2600 volumes in 1860) and provided study areas for its five Judges when the Court held sessions in Lewisburg (then VA) for 90 days each year from 1834-1864. It also served as a hospital during the Civil War and some soldiers’ graffiti is preserved on an interior wall. The Enslaved Quarters, moved to the site in 1976, may also have served as a detached kitchen; it provides a platform to present to the public information about how enslaved people lived and worked in this area before the Civil War. We are just beginning our effort to bring these buildings back to their configurations during the first half of the 19th Century, and are adding them to the North House as a part of our Museum Complex.

    Executive Director Position Overview:

    The Executive Director is responsible for the management and oversight of the Greenbrier Historical Society operations and properties. This includes responsibility for day-to-day supervision, management, and development of our staff, which is made up of full-time, part-time, and AmeriCorps workers, as well as volunteers. The Executive Director works closely with and under the general supervision of the GHS Board of Directors.

    Key Skill Competencies Required:

    • Leadership
    • Oral and Writing
    • Fundraising
    • Project Management
    • Problem Solving
    • Personnel Management
    • Strategic Thinking
    • Organization and Prioritization
    • Grant Writing
    • Financial Management
    • Creativity
    • Professional Communication
    • Excellent Work Ethic
    • Computer Literacy

    Primary Position Responsibilities:

    Leadership & Management

    1. Manage daily operations of the Museum, Archives, and other properties.

    2. The development and implementation of the GHS Strategic Plan created to move the mission forward and fulfill the vision of the organization.

    3. Actively engage and energize board members, GHS members, volunteers, committees, partner organizations, funders, and donors.

    4. Supervise the AmeriCorps member(s) position.

    5. Develop and maintain a strong collaborative and team-focused culture.

    6. Supervise and manage staff: (1) Curator & Education Director (1), Marketing/Financial Manager (1), Museum/Archives Associates (1-2), AmeriCorps Member (1), and a volunteer team of 20-30.

    Finances and Fundraising

    1. Collaborate with the GHS Marketing/Financial Manager and GHS Treasurer in financial reporting and associated activities.

    2. Assist the Marketing/Financial Manager and GHS Treasurer to develop an annual operating budget and oversee the financial health of the organization.

    3. Monitor cash flow and the income and loss statement.

    4. Oversee revenue-generating activities such as fundraising events and activities, grant writing, GHS membership, tours, and gift shop sales.

    5. Identify grant opportunities and work to develop government, non-profit, and foundation grants to support the operations of GHS; responsible for appropriate monitoring of grants and assuring that required tracking and reporting is accomplished.

    6. Maintain all necessary registrations, certifications, and payments to comply with federal, state, and local laws and regulatory requirements for non-profits.

    Communications and Marketing

    7. Represent and promote the Society in community affairs as the official spokesperson for the organization. Provide television and other media-related releases, statements, interviews, etc.

    8. Oversee the creation of marketing and promotional materials including newsletters, annual journal publication, web-site, and social media.

    9. Oversee efforts of the Marketing Manager to develop a marketing plan and strategies designed to support the organization’s overall Strategic Plan.

    Programming & Outreach

    1. Develop an annual calendar of events, exhibits, and programs to further the mission of GHS.

    2. Support the Curator/ Education Director’s development and implementation of educational and public outreach programs and exhibits.

    3. Coordinate a plan for processing our Archival collections while making them more accessible to researchers with the assistance of the Archives Committee and Archives Staff.

    4. Coordinate key annual and special events including the GHS Annual Membership Meeting, Stellar Evening Fundraiser, and biennial Home Tour.

    Professional Development:

    • Identify and participate in relevant associations and educational activities and events to keep abreast of the latest developments in museum and nonprofit management.
    • Assist Staff with professional and personal development goals as well as objectives to meet the needs of the organization.

    Qualifications

    Education:

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Museum Studies, History, English Literature, Nonprofit Management, Archives, Business Development and Organization, or similar field. Master’s Degree Preferred.

    Experience desired:

    • Management of a museum, archive, or a non-profit organization.
    • Developing and implementing educational programs and special events.
    • Managing and developing employees and volunteers.
    • Accounting.
    • Marketing.
    • Grant writing and Fundraising.

    Technical skills desired:

    • Excellent verbal communication skills to include effective public speaking.
    • Excellent written communication skills, including the ability to compose business documents, financial reports, news releases, and marketing materials with emphasis on accuracy and proper grammar.
    • Familiarity with office technology (copiers, etc.).
    • Proficiency in MS Word and Excel, Google Suites, Past Perfect, Little Green Light (or other donor management software), QuickBooks, Weebly web builder, MailChimp, Canva or other graphic design software; willingness and ability to evaluate, learn, and master new programs and applications.

    Physical Requirements:

    • Ability to climb stairs and ladders.
    • Comfortable using tools and doing minor repair/construction work a plus.
    • Infrequent lifting up to 50 lbs.
    • Standing, walking, and sitting for extended amounts of time.

    Compensation

    $55,000 - $65,000 depending on qualifications and experience.

    Cover letter, resume, and three professional references should be sent to the Greenbrier Historical Society, director@greenbrierhistorical.org. Materials will be reviewed and interviews scheduled with the most promising candidates.

  • 23 Sep 2022 3:39 PM | Robert Clark

    Historic Annapolis, Inc. (HA) is requesting proposals for master interpretive planning services to develop the Master Interpretive Plan (MIP) for the James Brice House in Annapolis, Maryland.

    Click here for the full Request for Proposal documenthttps://www.annapolis.org/uploads/Historic-Annapolis-RFP---James-Brice-House-Interpretation.pdf

    Proposals must be received by HA by 4 pm (ET) on Tuesday, October 11, 2022. Proposals will be accepted by mail or email, addressed to the attention of: 

    Historic Annapolis
    Mary-Angela Hardwick, VP of Education and Interpretation
    18 Pinkney Street
    Annapolis, MD 21401  
    maryangela.hardwick@annapolis.org

  • 22 Sep 2022 2:21 PM | Lake Champlain Maritime Museum

    Job Description

    The Director of Finance and Administration is a key senior team member working to fulfill the mission of Lake Champlain Maritime Museum. The position reports directly to the Executive Director and works closely with the Senior Staff team and Finance Committee of the Board to manage all financial, administrative, and human resources matters, including managing the annual budget of $1.5-1.9 million. They oversee the financial health of the organization including general bookkeeping, managing all financial aspects of grants, and leading financial reporting (including cash flow tracking, monthly and annual reporting, and budget forecasting). An important role of this position will be collaborating and communicating with all departments of the Museum to ensure a cohesive and organized financial system. In addition, the position is responsible for administrative management of HR, benefits programs, business insurances, payroll, and IT systems.

    At Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, we are committed to using our skills as historians, archaeologists, and educators to help make systemic change in our work and in the museum field. As part of this, we have spent the past two years working to remove barriers to access and pursuing new research projects that shine a light on untold stories of women and people of color in the Champlain Valley. Yet, we recognize that there is more work to do to create space, challenge bias, and dismantle systems that reinforce inequality. This position will play a critical role in ensuring that our internal systems and management reflect our commitment to justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion. We are committed to improving our experience with the Museum for all people who work with us and connect with us and are looking for a candidate who is excited to join us in this important work.

    Responsibilities

    Financial Leadership

    • Develop and monitor the operating and capital budgets while overseeing the accounting and related financial activities of the Museum, including the preparation of monthly and annual financial statements; project and grant reports to ensure compliance with requirements and polices of funding sources; and cash flow statements that will assist the Director, the department heads, and the Board in the management and governance of the institution
    • Oversee the financial aspect of earned income activities of the Museum, such as the Museum Shop, admissions, programs, and special event revenues
    • Work closely with the Executive Director, Treasurer, and Finance Committee of the Board in support of the effective oversight of the Museum’s financial assets, including its restricted, temporarily restricted, and operating assets
    • Serve as main point of contact for independent auditors to complete the annual financial statement audit and IRS Form 990, preparing supporting schedules and providing backup documentation as required

    Accounting/Bookkeeping

    • Manage accounts payable and receivable, invoicing, cash receipts and other bookkeeping functions, including regular transactions into QuickBooks
    • Monthly reconciliations of the museums accounts and cash transaction systems (Little Green Light, Square, Cognito Forms, etc.)
    • Manage financial back end for the Museum’s retail store (TAM) and assist with inventory procedures

    Grants and Contracts

    • Manage state and federal reimbursement grant finances, invoices, and payments
    • Create and track grant finance reports
    • Support the creation of budgets for grant applications with Development office and program teams

    Administration

    • Payroll: Manage payroll for all employees (currently internal, with the option to switch to external payroll processer)
    • Audits and Filings: Coordinate annual workers compensation audit, insurance audit, and any other required fillings
    • Insurance: Assist the Executive Director in monitoring the Museum’s insurance and risk management program as it applies to its facilities and collections, manage annual insurance renewals

    Human Resources

    • Oversee the benefits program for its staff, including the health insurance and retirement programs (currently internal, with the option to switch to external benefits administrator)
    • Manage new staff on-boarding, including new hire paperwork
    • Manage annual review process for all staff
    • Support access to staff trainings and professional development opportunities

    IT Systems

    • Manage museum-wide IT networks, systems, and technology (currently internal, with the option to switch to external IT contractor)
    • Manage computers and printers, including tracking computer purchases and upgrades
    • Work with external consultants and contractors as needed

    Qualifications, Skills, and Attributes

    • A minimum of 3 years of financial management experience with a degree in accounting, finance, business, or related field (or equivalent experience)
    • Knowledge of federal, state and foundation grant accounting, compliance reporting
    • An understanding of GAAP standards, accrual accounting, and grant reporting
    • Proficiency with QuickBooks and Excel
    • Experience in nonprofit finance, board reporting, and endowment management
    • Strong organizational and communication skills
    • Experience or strong interest in working with museums or non-profits
    • Ability to organize and prioritize tasks, including strong communication skills
    • Strong interpersonal and collaborative team skills
    • An interest and commitment to DEI/representative work in museums
    • A commitment to collaboration and an enthusiasm for Lake Champlain, its history, and its future

    Schedule

    This position may be full time with all of the duties and responsibilities listed above. There is also the option for this to a part-time (20 hour/week) position, and for some of the daily accounting duties to be filled by a bookkeeper. In that case, this position would also manage the hourly bookkeeper. The final schedule and job description will be determined based on candidate interest and experience.

    Salary

     $26-29/hour based on experience (other benefits include a robust combined time off policy, flexible schedule, opportunity for partial work from home hours, and discounts in the museum store and on museum programs)

    Application

    Please submit a resume and cover letter to info@lcmm.org with the subject line “Director of Finance and Administration” by October 21, 2022.

    Equal Opportunity Employment

    Lake Champlain Maritime Museum provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

  • 19 Sep 2022 12:25 PM | Sarah Huston

    DIRECTOR, JEFERSON COUNTY MUSEUM

    The Old Charles Town Library, Inc. (OCTL) is seeking a creative and imaginative Director to oversee the operations of the Jefferson County Museum.

    The Old Charles Town Library, a non-profit organization, supports both The Jefferson County Museum, as well as the Charles Town Library, combining history, culture, and information resources for the enrichment of a diverse community, as well as visitors and tourists.

    Since its founding more than 55 years ago, the museum has acquired, maintained, and exhibited an extraordinary collection of artifacts and documents reflecting the county’s rich history. The museum is supported by the library’s special collections, with holdings of more than 5,000 volumes on the history of the county and the Shenandoah Valley.

    The Director will work collaboratively with the museum historian and an additional part-time staff member, as well as the OCTL Executive Director and the Board’s Museum Committee in the operation and maintenance of the museum, including exhibits, education, outreach and marketing; collection management; record keeping and reporting; fundraising; and recruiting and training staff and volunteers. A candidate for the position will be knowledgeable in all aspects of museum operations and maintenance; curious and committed to lifelong learning; attentive to detail, with strong recordkeeping, organization, and communication skills.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    A master’s degree in museum studies, history, public history, or other cognate field. Two years of experience working in a museum or other equivalent experience.

    EXPERIENCE, SKILLS, and ABILITIES

    • ·         Experience with museum operations, exhibit design and collections management experience
    • ·         Experience in the day-to-day management of a museum
    • ·         Knowledge of museum ethics, standards, and professional practice
    • ·         Familiarity with collections management software
    • ·         Familiarity with digital tools necessary to develop online exhibits
    • ·         Microsoft Office, especially Word and Excel
    • ·         Effective communication and writing skills
    • ·         Knowledge of Jefferson County, WV, history (not required, but a definite plus)
    • ·         Ability to complete research and academically-focused work
    • ·         Strong public service orientation; ability to work with the public in a consistently friendly and courteous manner
    • ·         Ability to juggle varied and wide-ranging duties and a mind attuned to details

    JOB DUTIES

    Serve as the primary administrator of the museum’s artifacts and archives; including acquisition and processing; care of the collection, including storage, temperature, relative humidity, pest control; and disaster planning

    Create interactive education programs as well as plan special events in conjunction with recent exhibits to a diverse community. For reaching out to schools, facility in designing materials that connect the museum’s message with an element of a teacher’s curriculum so that both teachers and students have an opportunity for an enhanced lesson and the museum can increase its visibility and attendance.

    Ensure that museum engagement and educational programming is welcoming, equitable and accessible for all, or targeted audiences. Interact with the public, co-workers, and donors in a consistently friendly, courteous, and flexible manner

    Manage the collection, including accessioning, conservation and managing loans; catalog, and create finding aids to ensure objects are fully documented and accounted for as well as readily available to researchers. Properly identify and classify collection objects and integrate new objects into the collection in an accessible and logical way

    Actively work to identify and build strong relationships and partnerships with the diverse communities served to strengthen their voices and thoughtfully respond to their needs

    Understand and internalize the concept of equity and what it means in terms of accessibility and assisting our patrons in understanding the historical narrative

    Develop audio-visual presentations for exhibition, and coordinate archival digitization projects to create online learning opportunities.

    Ensure collections database is maintained and liaise with PastPerfect vendor as necessary

    Maintain museum website and post to social media platforms

    Manage correspondence related to museum inquiries, including acquisitions, loans, accession or deaccession of artifacts. Answer research and information requests and conduct research on the history of the county, including research on the museum collections

    Maintain records on admissions, donations, museum services, and research requests.

    Submit quarterly reports to the Executive Director and the Board of Directors

    Attend relevant workshops and other training, as well as local history conferences

    SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

    Supervises museum staff and volunteers

    TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT

    Full-time (40 hours/week, Tuesday - Saturday), salaried position with leave, retirement, and assistance with health insurance

    Salary: mid-$40s, depending upon education, qualifications and experience

    Supervisor: OCTL Executive Director

    Application Process

    Interested applicants are invited to submit a cover letter explaining their interests in and qualifications for the position, a resume, and contact information for three professional references, via email to Dr. Marcella Genz, OCTL Executive Director, at octldirector@ctlibrary.org. Preference will be given to applications received by 3 October 2022. Position open until filled.


  • 13 Sep 2022 2:03 PM | Robert Clark

    Historic Annapolis (HA) is seeking a Vice President of Preservation to lead the Preservation division of our organization. This is an exceptional opportunity to join the senior management team at HA, the leading non-profit preservation and history organization in Annapolis, Maryland. The programs under the incumbent’s direction focus on property management and preservation advocacy specific to protecting the historic character of Annapolis. Alongside the President and CEO and Board of Trustees, the Vice President of Preservation is a public advocate and spokesman for HA’s preservation-related programs and provides outreach and education within the local community. The incumbent will work closely with the Annapolis Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) and other partnering organizations/agencies.

    This position is an exceptional opportunity for a talented individual to grow professionally as a part of an impactful organization that has become increasingly visible in Annapolis the past several years, making connections with our past to envision a better future for the entire community. The Vice President of Preservation’s office is located in our executive offices at Shiplap House (c. 1715), steps from City Dock in the heart of the Historic District. This position offers a competitive salary and a generous benefits package. It is an exciting time in the history of our organization, and we invite you to consider joining the team at Historic Annapolis.

    JOB TITLE:  Vice President, Preservation
    EMPLOYMENT CATEGORY: Full-Time / Salaried, Exempt (40 hours/week)
    SALARY RANGE: $75,000 - $80,000 (commensurate with experience)

    MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Conduct best practices and maintaining high standards in preservation, restoration and rehabilitation projects involving HA properties; oversee comprehensive maintenance schedule for 13 properties and associated grounds, a dozen of which are state-owned
    • Supervise Horticulture Staff, comprised of a Facility Manager, who manages the day-to-day operations of HA properties, and gardening staff
    • Provide support to the Senior VP, Capital Projects with the management of the James Brice House restoration project, and attend restoration team meetings, as needed 
    • In consultation with President, research, write and/or present preservation-related testimony on behalf of the organization
    • Provides technical assistance and consultation to the public on preservation-related matters 
    • Review HPC applications, prepare written comments and provide public testimony at hearings, as needed
    • Administer and direct historic easement program, to include project review of modifications that may affect the historic character of HA easement properties
    • Manage and direct historic marker program, to include overseeing interns, volunteers, and staff who carry out various tasks associated with the program
    • Administer annual Preservation Awards program, to include identifying candidates for awards, prepares recognition, and presents awards at the annual meeting
    • Oversee property emergency management program; responsible for updating, maintaining and providing training on the Emergency Disaster Planning for HA properties, in tandem with Curator of Collections
    • Develop and facilitate programming for Preservation Circle members, as well as other public programs and outreach initiatives related to preservation division
    • Monitor planning, legislative issues, and current issues in preservation, to include resiliency, environmental issues and tax credits
    • Participate in partnerships/forums/and organizations dealing with historic preservation, heritage tourism, conservation, and land use issues
    • Manage grant-funded preservation projects, including tracking expenses, overseeing work, and preparing narratives for applications and reports, in conjunction with the Development Department
    • Manage preservation interns, as needed
    • Serve as staff liaison to the Preservation, Education, and Collections subcommittee of the Board of Trustees, along with the VP of Education and Curator of Collections
    • Other duties as assigned by the President/CEO and/or at the request of the Board of Trustees

    DESIRED QUALIFICIATIONS:

    • Undergraduate and/or Master’s degree in American History, Historic Preservation, or Architecture or related field
    • 6+ years of experience in comparable position; management and/or non-profit experience a plus
    • Proficiency in current issues in historic preservation, to include resiliency issues
    • Demonstrated knowledge of Maryland history, architecture, archaeology, horticulture, or architectural history a plus
    • Ability to communicate the mission of HA to internal and external audiences
    • Project management skills, with demonstrated ability to create and manage budgets
    • Highly motivated, goal oriented, creative thinker
    • ·         Excellent customer service, time management and organizational abilities with exceptional oral and written communication skills
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and Zoom (virtual meeting program)
    • Ability to multi-task, set priorities, and work independently with great attention to detail and consistently meet deadlines
    • Willingness and ability to function as a team player, including working a flexible schedule, including occasional evenings and weekends, to accommodate the needs of Historic Annapolis

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Historic Annapolis offers a competitive benefits package, including medical and retirement benefits. The office environment is flexible, fluctuating between an office setting to meetings outside the office and the periodic opportunity to work remotely.

    EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: Historic Annapolis is an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity in the workplace. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, marital status, national origin, physical or mental disability, familial status, genetic information, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law.

    Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume, including salary requirements, to Ms. Lucy Mikhailova at lucy.mikhailova@annapolis.org by October 3, 2022.

    Full job description can be found at https://www.annapolis.org/support/employment-internships. 


  • 06 Sep 2022 11:13 AM | Robert Bill

    Executive Director Job Posting

    Position Description

    The Tippecanoe County Historical Association (TCHA) is a community-engaged 501(c)3 nonprofit historical organization with a large collection encapsulating 300 years of county history, and a mission to actively curate, preserve, research, and share the county’s diverse history.

    We are seeking an enthusiastic Executive Director with leadership and management skills, as well as a strong appreciation of history’s role in today’s society, to work with the Board of Governors, staff, and volunteers to continue to broaden the impact of the Association and its historical resources throughout the community.

    The Executive Director is the team leader for staff and volunteers, and reports directly to the Board.  The Executive Director is the public face of TCHA and oversees all aspects of the Association’s operation, working in conjunction with the experienced staff, engaged volunteers, and the Board of Governors.  

    The position is full time, salaried, and exempt.  Duties include some evenings and weekends. The position primarily requires an on-site presence with remote technologies used for selected hybrid in-person/remote meetings or events. The starting salary range is between $60,000 to $65,000 (plus benefits) based upon experience and qualifications.

    TCHA is located in Lafayette, Indiana, a sister community with adjacent West Lafayette (the home of Purdue University) and within 1 hour of Indianapolis and 2 hours of Chicago. Tippecanoe County enjoys a Midwest cost of living and highly rated schools.  The Purdue University influence infuses the community with a youthful level of energy and provides opportunities to experience a diverse and varied range of entertainment, dining, and cultural experiences. Tippecanoe County is uniquely situated to have experienced a rich and significant history ranging from early indigenous settlements and 18th century French traders at Fort Ouiatenon, to the Battle of Tippecanoe in 1811.

    Responsibilities

           Oversee the daily operation of the TCHA facilities to ensure facilities are functional, safe, well-maintained, and are operated in an ethical and professional manner

           Utilize effective leadership, management, and communication skills to ensure staff and volunteers continue to advance the mission and strategic goals of TCHA

           Maintain effective communication and working relationship with the Board of Governors and the Board Committees 

           Work closely, and communicate frequently, with the Board Treasurer and the Budget and Risk Management Committee to assure that appropriate fiscal oversight and procedures are maintained across Association operations, and that fiscal spending is in compliance with the Board-approved budget.

           Be the public-face of TCHA.  Facilitate the development of mutually supportive relationships with diverse groups, individuals, and potential donors within the community through face-to-face meetings and the use of social media.

           Work with the Membership and Development Committee to increase membership, community engagement,  the visibility of TCHA and its mission, and the methods by which additional fiscal income streams, donations, and endowment can be created.

           Work with the Programming Committee, the Publications Committee, and the Bicentennial Committee to help assure production of quality publications and programming (live in-person, live remote, and archived on-line).

           Facilitate or perform additional duties as assigned by the President of the Board or the Board of Governors

    Requirements

    The candidate will have post-secondary education that involves development of management and leadership skills, either through formal coursework or other extra-curricular experiences, with preference given to candidates who have developed these skills in the context of not-for-profit (NFP) organizations.

    A minimum of 2-year experience, either as a paid employee or as an active unpaid volunteer, working with the operation of a museum, historical association, or other community-engaged NFP.   

    Demonstrated effective, goal-achieving, team leadership and management experiences.

    Demonstrated examples of self-starting and problem-solving behaviors. 

    Effective communication skills. 

    Understanding of fundamentals of social media, marketing, and public relations.

    Projects a professional image appropriate for representing the Association.

    Preference given to candidates with a demonstrated interest or motivation in acquiring knowledge about local history.

    The Tippecanoe County Historical Association is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.  We do not discriminate against any individual or group of individuals on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.  Submitting an application does not constitute a promise or guarantee of employment.

    To Apply: submit cover letter and resume to Jeff Schwab, President, TCHA Board of Governors, 1001 South Street, Lafayette, IN 47901 or to tchasearch@gmail.com.


  • 30 Aug 2022 3:12 PM | KymNoelle Hopson

    Under the direction of the Exhibits Coordinator, assists with the development and design, fabrication, installation, documentation, and maintenance of the Arctic Museum exhibits, as well as the de-installation of exhibit displays.

    Required: High school diploma or GED: some college coursework is preferred. Also required: working familiarity with hand tools and power tools; the ability to read technical drawings; ability to work with care and extreme attention to detail; demonstrated command of basic Microsoft Office or equivalent computer programs. Minimum of two years of experience relevant to museum exhibition work, including working with hand and power tools, as well as computers.

    Year round, part time; schedule to be determined, additional hours possible. Normal work day is 8:30 am-5:00 pm twice a week and 8:30 am-12:00 pm once a week. Other configuration is possible.

    Salary range: $18.50-$23.00

    Bowdoin embraces diversity in all forms, and the College is home to talented students, faculty and staff—with a variety of racial, ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds; religious beliefs; and gender identities, among other factors.

    We encourage applications from candidates committed to the support of an inclusive campus community and those who will enrich and contribute to the College’s multifaceted diversity. We value a community in which individuals of all backgrounds are warmly welcomed and encouraged to succeed.

    Founded in 1794, Bowdoin has maintained its commitment to the liberal arts for well over 200 years. Bowdoin’s reputation as a preeminent liberal arts college rests on the excellence of its faculty, students, and staff; intimate size; strong sense of community; and connections to the people, history, and natural beauty of Maine.

    Bowdoin’s campus is situated in a beautiful natural setting. Located in Brunswick, Maine, a town of approximately 20,000, the College is a short drive from the Maine coast, twenty-five miles from Portland and 120 miles from Boston.

    Cover letter, resume, and names and contact information for three references.

    Open until filled.

    More info. and application here:

    https://careers.bowdoin.edu/postings/9894


  • 24 Aug 2022 11:05 AM | Allison Tolman

    France-Merrick Director of the H. Furlong Baldwin Library

     

    Summary

     

    The Maryland Center for History and Culture (MCHC) seeks a dynamic, imaginative person to oversee the institution’s H. Furlong Baldwin Library, which houses a unique and nationally significant collection of manuscripts, rare books, photographic and print holdings, and a range of audio and digital collections. The France-Merrick Director of the H. Furlong Baldwin Library will articulate a clear vision for the library, advocate for its advancement, participate in larger, statewide efforts, and guide the daily functions of the library.

    The ideal candidate for this position is an experienced team player who has overseen diverse collections, is knowledgeable about digital asset management, and who enjoys interfacing with the public and a variety of stakeholders, from scholars and community members to donors and trustees. The France-Merrick Director of the H. Furlong Baldwin Library will be a member of MCHC’s senior staff and will interact with all departments to create relevant, innovative programming and library initiatives. They will be flexible and enthusiastic and enjoy tackling a diverse range of responsibilities. The ideal candidate will have experience in the collection management of archival materials, including digital preservation and preventive conservation.

    This position reports to the Chief Curatorial and Creative Officer and will oversee a department composed of 5 staff members and various interns and fellows. The France-Merrick Director of the H. Furlong Baldwin Library will work closely with departments across MCHC, including Imaging Services, Education, and the Museum, among others.

    Responsibilities

    STAFF/PROJECT MANAGEMENT

    • Supervises, mentors, and supports the development of all Library staff, including, Special Collections Archivists, Senior Reference Librarian, Library Associate, and Digital Collections and Metadata Manager
    • Recommends new priorities to fulfill the Library’s goals and works with the staff responsible for seeing them through to completion

     

    RELATIONSHIP BUILDING/REPORTING

    • Builds and maintains relationships locally and nationally to further the institution’s leadership role
    • Represents the Library through internal and external channels, including reporting on Library activities at board meetings and presenting about collections, projects, or other initiatives during public programs
    • Coordinates and presides over, with the Chair of the Library Committee, quarterly Library Committee meetings. Recruits and recommends potential Library Committee members

     

    COLLABORATION ACROSS DEPARTMENTS

    • Work with the Education staff to facilitate digital and on-site programs that utilize library collections
    • Collaborates closely with the Advancement Department to steward gifts, including grants, fellowships, and internships made in support of the Library
    • Collaborates closely with the Advancement Department to initiate, complete, submit, and provide required reporting for various grant funding applications 
    • With the Director of Communications, collaborates on the website and digital collections portal and guides the content of social media and blog posts that relate to the Library and promote Library-related activities

     

    COLLECTION MAINTENANCE

    • Facilitates collection loans of Library materials
    • Manages major projects for the Library, such as space planning, facilities improvements for Library collection spaces, and acquisition of equipment.
    • Prioritizes conservation needs in the Library collections and coordinates broader conservation projects
    • Oversees the conditions and organization of Library storage areas, as well as strategizes about effective collection moves when necessary         
    • Formulates the Library’s acquisitions strategy and makes modifications when warranted
    • Researches Library collection priorities and advocates for resource allotment.

     

    TECHNICAL

    • Works closely with Digital Collections and Metadata Manager and other experts to strategically advance the Library through the ongoing adoption of current digital practices in providing open access, collaboration, and preservation
    • Provides management of special collections, including tools for collections management such as ArchivesSpace and ResourceSpace (DAMS)
    • Works closely with Imaging Services to troubleshoot website and issues regarding reproduction and usage of Library materials

     

    POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

    • Advocates that the Library maintains the highest level of legal, ethical, and safety standards
    • Oversees the development of policies and procedures for collection access, and oversees adherence
    • Oversees security in the Library

     

    RESEARCH

    • Oversees and manages Library fellowship programs, including the selection process and fellowship experience

     

    Qualifications

    • Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited program.
    • Minimum of 5 to 7 years of professional experience with increasing responsibility for managing a library or a special collections department
    • Demonstrated experience in applying efficient processing techniques in accessing, appraising, arranging, describing, and preserving archival collections of varying size and complexity
    • Experience supervising staff, interns, and volunteers, including providing feedback and evaluating outcomes
    • Demonstrated experience applying archival standards and vocabularies, including EAD, DACS, and LCSH/LCNAF
    • Knowledge of current issues and trends regarding digital archives, digitization, and digital scholarship
    • Understanding and ability to stay abreast of privacy, confidentiality, copyright, and use policies associated with archives and special collection materials
    • Evidence of professional engagement at local, state, or national levels.
    • Experience with library preservation/conservation techniques and digitization, digital preservation practices and standards
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and meticulous attention to detail
    • Experience interfacing with the public
    • Ability to lift, shift, and shelve boxes weighing up to 25 lbs.

     

     

    About the Position

    This is a full-time, salaried position with benefits with occasional evening and weekend hours, including one Saturday a month. The salary range is $55,000-65,000 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 September 30, 2022. Subject line: Library Director. 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.

     


     


  • 19 Aug 2022 1:17 PM | Lou Williams

    The Director of Advancement is the leader of Maryland Humanities’ (MH) advancement efforts and serves as a key member of MH’s leadership team as a Senior Staff member. They will lead the advancement team in a unified strategy for institutional development–including all activities related to short-term and long-term advocacy, fundraising, marketing, and communications. They do this while ensuring that the advancement team works collaboratively and purposefully towards advancing the mission of Maryland Humanities and the goals of the strategic plan, Humanities Now.

    They are a strategic leader who will play an important role in fostering innovation and collaboration within advancement staff. They will support the success of the department and ensure that communication lines stay open. They will actively incorporate MH’s equity and inclusion lens in all the work that they do.

    The Director of Advancement reports to the Executive Director (ED), supervises a Communications Specialist and a Grants Specialist, and works in close collaboration with Senior Staff to assist in leading Maryland Humanities, understanding the needs of the organization and leading resource growth and development to meet those needs.

    Salary Range: $80,000-$85,000
    FLSA Status: Exempt; Permanent; Full-Time
    Reports to: Executive Director
    Working Conditions: Hybrid
    Supervisory Responsibilities: This position will supervise the Grants Specialist and Communications Specialist

    For best consideration, please apply by September 9, 2022. 

    For full job description, details about benefits, and instructions on how to apply, click here. 

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