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SMA supports efforts to increase diversity and equity within the museum field. As a sign of that support, we require all postings on our Job Board to include salary information. Postings without salary information will be removed and the posting organization will be notified that they are welcome to re-post the opportunity if they are willing to include the required information.  

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  • 25 Apr 2018 11:45 AM | Deleted user

    The Stoogeum is the world's first and largest museum of Three Stooges memorabilia located in Ambler, PA. The museum is dedicated to the careers, personal lives, and fan community of the famed comedy group. The Stoogeum is hiring a part-time/seasonal visitor services assistant to support the visitor services staff. The position will run from late May to late September and is about 24-32 hours a month (Thursdays during regular operating hours and occasional evening/weekend special events).

    Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

    ·        Preparing museum for visitors at the beginning and close of day

    ·        Greeting visitors

    ·        Processing admissions and sales (memberships, gift shop)

    ·        Handling cash and credit card transactions

    Public transportation is not easily accessible from the Stoogeum so applicants should be able to provide their own transportation

    Hours: Thursdays 9:30 am – 3:30 pm; occasional evening and/or weekend hours for special events.

    To apply, please send a letter of interest and a resume to Outreach Coordinator Michelle Squiccimara, No phone calls please. Please submit by May 11, 2018, review of applications will begin immediately.

  • 11 Apr 2018 10:37 AM | Deleted user

    The Museum Gallery & Security Attendant assists both the Museum and visitors to the Museum in a number of important functions including, but not limited to, public area preparation and general maintenance, exhibit/collections security, arranging and guiding tours, and answering visitor questions.

    Primary Responsibilities

    • Monitor visitors while they look and observe the Museum’s displays; answer visitor questions; ensure visitors comply with Museum rules
    • Greet visitors upon arrival and verify tickets and passes; invite visitors to sign a guest book; hand out promotional material
    • Provide guided tours when scheduled
    • Assist in setting up and displaying new exhibits
    • Clean exhibits, patrol rooms and provide security for exhibits
    • Before opening and after closing, gallery attendants’ job duties include preparing the museum for visitors, changing light bulbs, cleaning floors and counters, and display cases
    • Other duties as assigned by Supervisor

    Required Knowledge and Skills

    • Have an interest in history and technology
    • Gallery attendants should have an enjoyment and enthusiasm for meeting and talking to people
    • Gallery attendants’ duties include answering questions, so gaining background knowledge about objects and specific exhibits is helpful
    • Gallery attendants must be prepared to walk, stand and remain focused for long periods and to approach visitors diplomatically when they violate museum rules
    • Good communication skills and an outgoing personality
    • Willingness to undertake independent reading and research of museum related material a plus.
    • Gallery attendants are required to go through a formal training process, to learn about exhibits and objects, on-the-job training or a combination of both
    • Attend Museum Guide training sessions under NAWCC Director of Education
    • Ability to lift items of 25 pounds or more
    • Requires working rotating weekends and occasional holidays
    • May require some evening hours for special events
    • Applicants may be required to pass a drug test and criminal background check

    Interested applicants should contact the NAWCC Museum Curator at

  • 05 Apr 2018 12:32 PM | Anonymous

    The Newtown History Center, the museum of the Stone House Foundation, ( is seeking to hire a full-time Manager of Collections and Programs responsible for performing tasks associated with the museum's ongoing preservation stewardship projects, staffing the museum exhibits and presenting educational programs.

    Compensation: Starting salary and benefits package is competitive with museum profession industry standards.

    Position Title: Manager of Collections & Programs

    Reports to: Executive Director & Curator

    Position Description: This full-time position (40 hours a week) calls for the incumbent to assist the Executive Director & Curator with developing and presenting educational programming, managing the museum’s collections, staffing the Newtown History Center, and performing administrative tasks associated with the museum's ongoing preservation stewardship projects. The duties associated with staffing the Newtown History Center will include opening exhibition buildings, disarming their alarm systems in preparation for the arrival of visitors, answering the phone and staffing the museum's admissions desk. When staffing the admissions desk the incumbent will be responsible for providing basic security for exhibition objects as well as politely conducting cash transactions and gathering visitor information. The Manager of Collections & Programs will also provide courteous service while presenting basic orientation information to visitors as well as leading tours of the exhibition buildings. During periods when the Manager of Collections & Programs is not engaged with visitors he/she will be assigned tasks related to the museum's ongoing preservation stewardship projects. These tasks will include collections inventory projects, collections catalogue management work, managing environmental monitoring devices, basic care for artifacts and other office and clerical duties as assigned. The incumbent will work closely with the Foundation’s collections committee to oversee object donations, loans, and the accession process outlined in the museum’s collections policy. He/she will also independently present educational programs at local elementary schools, managing the Foundation's membership program, its social media web pages, and its newsletter mailing list. The incumbent’s duties will also include liaising with other groups, committees, and institutions that partner with our museum on programing. Regular weekend hours, occasional after-hours event work as well as some holiday hours will be required during the summer and autumn seasons while the museum is open to the public.


    -Must hold a bachelor's degree in history, public history, museum studies or related field from an accredited college or university. Previous study of Virginia history and material culture of the Shenandoah Valley is desirable.

    -Previous work experience with museum collections management and educational programming preferred. A Master's degree or graduate level certification in museum studies may be substituted for previous work experience.

    -Must be proficient with computer word processing programs, Past Perfect, and other data management software.

    -Must be willing to adhere to Stone House Foundation training and regulations.

    -Must enjoy talking about and sharing information on local history with the public.

    -Must be able to walk short distances and climb short flights of stairs.

    -Must be willing to submit to a criminal background check.

    -Candidate must be able to lift objects weighing up to fifty pounds.

    -Candidates will also need to have an attention to detail, patience, and skills for occasionally handling very fragile objects.

    -Must be willing to work weekends and some holidays.

    Deadline to Apply: Applications must be received by 4 June 2018

    Please submit hard-copy cover letter and resume to:

    The Stone House Foundation

    Attn: Executive Director & Curator

    P.O. Box 143

    Stephens City, VA 22655

  • 30 Mar 2018 1:49 PM | Deleted user

    Stone Quarry Hill Art Park, located in the town of Cazenovia, New York, is seeking candidates for the position of Executive Director.   As chief advocate for the Art Park, the Executive Director will provide innovative leadership to further the mission and vision of the organization.  Working with the support of a committed Board of Directors, the Executive Director will prioritize long and short-term goals, establish policies, develop plans, and undertake programs. 


    The Executive Director is responsible for guiding the successful operation of the programs and landscape of the Stone Quarry Hill Art Park.  This includes on-going development and day-to-day oversight of the diverse programs, the integration of landscape and art, marketing, community relations, and fiscal and personnel management.

    • §  Fundraising and Revenue Generation – Developing and executing a comprehensive strategy to expand the funding base and sustain organizational growth including sponsors, donors, members, and grant support from individuals, corporations, government agencies, and/or foundations; leading fundraising efforts including annual appeals, capital campaigns, and events.
    • §  Artistic Direction –  Curating the landscape as an integral part of the artistic vision; selecting artists-in-residence; recommending the acquisition/de-accession of sculpture; developing exhibitions, events, and programming consistent with the Art Park’s master plan, values, and mission.
    • §  Management and Administration – Overseeing the management and execution of the Art Park’s operations and programs; delegating appropriate activities and authority to staff (site manager, visitor services/site promotion coordinator and one seasonal building/grounds staff member); preparing and directing Board involvement on key issues; ensuring fiscal health of the Art Park by preparing annual budgets and income strategies; maintaining adequate fiscal and accounting controls; timely reporting to the Board on financial status of the organization; conducting annual performance evaluations.
    • §  Communications and Community Relations – Clearly articulating the mission and vision of the Art Park and its value to the community; expanding the scope of engagement and outreach of the Art Park to diverse communities; building networks and nurturing collaborations with other non-profit and cultural organizations, regional partners, schools, and institutions; developing effective strategies for public outreach through various media at the local, regional, and national scale.

    Characteristics and Qualifications

    The Executive Director will demonstrate effective leadership with a commitment to mission of integrating art and landscape at Stone Quarry Hill Art Park.  The ideal candidate will be a strategic thinker able to transform vision and ideas into engaging programs and valued place.  This individual will demonstrate flexibility and creativity in relation to the challenges of leading an organization.  This person should have strong interpersonal communications skills with the ability to interact effectively with the Board and general public, and serve as a compelling spokesperson able to articulate the mission and vision of the organization to diverse audiences.  Because of the varied nature of the programs, the Executive Director must be willing and able to work a flexible schedule, including direction of outdoor activities during each season of the year, as well as certain weekends and evenings for special events, community engagement, and networking.

    Candidates for this position will have a degree in Arts, Arts Education, or Museum Studies or equivalent experience in non-for-profit management and operations.  The position requires proficiency in computer and technology skills necessary for managing information, communications, and public presentations.  Candidates will have a record of increasing responsibilities for managerial, administrative, and collaborative efforts.  Demonstrated fundraising experience is important.  Experience in leading a cultural non-for-profit organization is also preferred.

    Stone Quarry Hill Art Park


    Inspired by the relationship between art and nature, Stone Quarry Hill Art Park seeks to educate and engage the public through its exhibitions, collections, interpretation, and community outreach program in the arts.  Set among 104 acres of conserved land and groomed trails, the Art Park is dedicated to providing a unique environment for showcasing art by emerging and established artists, in natural and gallery settings.


    For over 25 years, Stone Quarry Hill Art Park has developed a regional and national reputation as a place for innovative programs that engage the relationship between art and landscape.  It showcases contemporary artwork from emerging and established artists in outdoor and indoor settings through its Outdoor Exhibiting Artist and Juried Exhibition programs.  Outdoor exhibitions feature site-specific work created and installed through the Artists-in-Residence programs.  Opportunities for artists include formal residency positions, fellowships, affordable studio rental, artist-led workshops, and juried gallery exhibitions.  The Art Park strives to support artists at any point in their career and from a variety of backgrounds, abilities, and interests.


    Stone Quarry Hill Art Park is a place where art, landscape and people connect.  Situated at the northern edge of the Appalachian Plateau, the views from the hilltop extend beyond the Village of Cazenovia and Oneida Lake out across the Ontario plain.  Within the park there are over 100 acres of fields and forests, hedgerows, wildflower meadows, wetlands, ponds, and other habitats.  All this serves as setting, as well as subject and material, for artists creating works that engage the landscape. Approximately 75 sculptures are currently installed throughout the Park.  The facilities, including the Artists’ Lodge, Studio, John & Virginia Winner Gallery, pavilion, and Art Barn, have all evolved in response to the unique character of the place and the diverse programs of the Art Park.  The Hilltop House and Studio at the center of the Art Park is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as a significant example of mid-twentieth century modernism.

    Stone Quarry Hill Art Park overlooks Cazenovia Lake and Village of Cazenovia, an historic community twenty miles east of the city of Syracuse in Central New York.  Situated near the Finger Lakes, Lake Ontario, and the Adirondack Mountains, as well as accessible to New York City, Boston, Montreal, and Toronto, the area offers a diversity of natural and cultural opportunities.

    Application Procedure:  Application materials are required to be submitted to Kelli Johnson, Interim Executive Director at:

    For inquires related to the search, contact Matt Potteiger, Chair of the Search Committee, at or via phone at 315-427-9208.

    Include in your application:

    ·        C.V. or resume

    ·        A narrative description of your background, interests, and qualifications for the position. Include a brief discussion of what would see as the opportunities of integrating art and landscape at Stone Quarry Hill Art Park.  Please keep your response to approximately three pages in total.

    ·        A list of at least three references with addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses.  Please indicate your relationship to each person on this list.

    Application Deadline:  Although applications will be accepted until the position is filled, candidates should submit their application by May 21, 2018, to assure optimal consideration.  Interviews are anticipated in June of 2018 with a negotiable Summer 2018 start date.


    A competitive salary and benefits will be provided.

    Stone Quarry Hill Art Park is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

  • 22 Mar 2018 10:09 AM | Deleted user

    Columbus Botanical Garden seeks a full-time executive director with excellent leadership and management skills, and experience in managing people, assets, finances and fundraising. The executive director will be charged with providing overall leadership within the organization.  Essential responsibilities include managing paid staff, contract employees and volunteers as well as working in partnership with the Board of Directors; supporting the Campaign Chair to successfully execute the $10 million capital campaign launched in the fall of 2017; forging new relationships to build Columbus Botanical Garden’s visibility, impact and financial resources within the community and the region it serves.  Prior experience with public gardens would be valuable, although not required.

    Please visit our website ( for more information about Columbus Botanical Garden.  A resume, cover letter and references are required of all applicants.  All inquiries, application materials and candidate nominations may be made in confidence to

  • 20 Mar 2018 11:04 AM | Sheridan Small

    Unique opportunity to support one of the country’s finest nonprofit organizations devoted to historic preservation and patriotic service during an exciting period of growth and transformation. The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America seeks a Business Manager to facilitate financial operations, and support human resource management and other institutional efforts.

    Responsibilities of the position include:

    Finance support: process office deposits and payments; prepare annual budget; interface with contract accountant(s), auditor(s), vendors, and clients regarding financial matters; serve as liaison between accountant(s) and staff team in development and implementing financial procedures; reconcile donation receipts; support Executive Director and Treasurer(s) as needed; and manage grant financial reporting.

    Human resources support: manage new hire paperwork, payroll, tracking of annual leave, and employee recognition and appreciation efforts; coordinate employee benefits enrollment and renewal of contracts annually; assist with recruitment efforts; and maintain/update Employee Handbook. Oversee EEO, OCR, and OSHA compliance.

    Institutional assistance: insurance policy renewals, institutional record-keeping, property tax exemption, and other city or federal paperwork required to maintain 501(c)(3) status, charitable business license, etc. Manage office management, supervising part-time Administrative Assistant.


    • Bachelor’s degree, with 2-3 years office management, HR, bookkeeping, or related experience;
    • High degree of initiative and proven attention to detail;
    • Highly organized, with a proven ability to work well under pressure and manage multiple projects and deadlines;
    • Unquestioned ethics and professional standards; ability to manage personnel and financial records and issues confidentially and with sensitivity;
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office software (outlook, word, excel); familiarity with database programs and accounting software systems; and willingness to learn;
    • Ideal attributes include a proactive, positive nature; strong interpersonal skills; abundant energy; and a team player with an ability to collaborate and engage colleagues in change process.

    This position works at the historic Dumbarton House, NSCDA National Headquarters and Museum, and requires the mobility and dexterity to climb stairs and carry objects. Occasional evening, weekend, and off-site hours required.

    To Apply:

    For immediate consideration, send cover letter and resume to Karen L. Daly, Executive Director, with “Business Manager” as subject line. No phone calls please.

  • 20 Mar 2018 10:59 AM | Sheridan Small

    Unique opportunity to support one of the country’s finest nonprofit organizations devoted to historic preservation and patriotic service during an exciting period of growth and transformation. The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America seeks a Member Services Manager to strengthen National Headquarters support for our members as we launch a new institutional Strategic Plan following the 125th anniversary of this women’s lineage organization. The NSCDA Member Services Manager—a positive and motivated professional with impeccable customer service skills and ability to take direction from multiple sources—will have a unique opportunity to impact the future of the organization during this important time.

    Responsibilities of the position include:

    Build and maintain strong relationships with NSCDA leadership nationally, and support 44 Corporate Societies and 15,300+ individual members nationally;

    Coordinate NSCDA meetings, workshops, training/orientation webinars, and new travel program;

    Maintain NSCDA membership database, providing reports and analysis as needed;

    Coordinate NSCDA Strategic Plan development, approval process, progress, and reporting, collecting and collating nation-wide data to support annual report creation;

    Manage online member resources and support member communications, including website maintenance, online databases, e-newsletters, conference calls, etc.; and

    Supervise Membership & Meetings Assistant, Web & Social Media Assistant, and other periodic part-time, intern, or volunteer headquarters staff.


    • Bachelor’s degree, with 2-3 years providing administrative Board support, planning conferences/meetings, working with nonprofit volunteers, or related experience;
    • Strong customer service skills and ability to build rapport with members of all ages across the country;
    • Self-directed, motivated, tactful, diplomatic, and congenial;
    • Proactive and positive attitude, creative problem-solver, and ability to multi-task;
    • Proven attention to detail and strong organizing and writing skills;
    • Strong computer skills, with database, word processing, webinar, and website maintenance experience;
    • Demonstrated experience executing administrative actions and conference/meeting planning;
    • Flexibility, enthusiasm, and attitude of respect for working with diverse staff, volunteers, members, and visitors.
    • This position works at the historic Dumbarton House, NSCDA National Headquarters and Museum, and requires the mobility and dexterity to climb stairs and carry objects. Regular evening, weekend, and off-site hours required.

    To Apply:                                                                                                      

    For immediate consideration, send cover letter and resume to Karen L. Daly, Executive Director, with “NSCDA Member Services” as subject line. No phone calls please.

  • 19 Mar 2018 2:28 PM | Deleted user

    The Tenement Museum is seeking a Chief Programs Officer to work under the direction of the Tenement Museum’s President to help shape the strategic vision for its programming.  In the last five years the museum has successfully completed a capital campaign, doubled its visitorship and budget and expanded its programming to include post-WW II immigration.  Over the next five years the museum will seek to further its mission as an institution that educates America about the value of immigration.  To accomplish this, the museum has developed an ambitious plan to expand its reach and impact beyond the city of New York to the nation as a whole and help reshape the national narrative on immigration.   The Chief Programs Officer will be responsible for leading the development and delivery of innovative programming that will enable the museum to scale its impact.  The museum currently sees 250,000 visitors each year, of which 50,000 are school children, with the goal of increasing visitorship to 350,000 people within the next five years and developing ancillary programming that reaches an additional 650,000 people off-site.  All programs and tours are facilitated by an Educator.   


    • Shape the vision and strategy for exhibitions, education, outreach, and public programs ensuring high-quality and innovative programs.
    • Oversee the planning, design and budgeting of new and existing programs to achieve our goals of expanding our reach and impact. 
    • Ensure continuous quality improvement of all programs and content, including educator evaluation and training. 
    • In collaboration with President, develop and deepen relationships with thought leaders, policy makers and key funders. 
    • Work closely with Development and Finance in the development of program designs, objectives and budgets to support funding proposals and efforts. 
    • In coordination with President and senior management team, play a key role in the overall development, strategic planning, service delivery, and management of the organization.
    • Collaborate across the organization to promote close and productive interdepartmental relationships and communications.
    • Manage a division of two departments, Curatorial and Education, comprised of 14 full time employees and 65 part-time educators.
    • Develop and manage a budget of $1.5 million and regularly monitor program division budgets and expenses.

    Knowledge, Skills, Qualifications

    • A passionate commitment to the Museum’s purpose of educating the nation about the importance and value of immigration and immigrants.
    • Minimum of 10 years of progressive experience of development and delivery of educational and/or museum-based programming.
    • Significant experience as a leader of people with the proven ability to recruit, manage performance, retain and develop key talent. 
    • Proven ability to work with and lead teams
    • Demonstrated experience in conceptualizing, developing and implementing projects and creating funding proposals and budgets to support that process.
    • Excellent analytical, strategic thinking and problem solving skills.
    • Love of history and storytelling.
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
    • Familiarity with digital and emerging technology a major plus.
    • Master’s Degree or Ph.D. in education, history or museum studies preferred.

    How to Apply:

    Please submit your resume and cover letter through our career portal.

  • 01 Mar 2018 12:20 PM | Deleted user

    Job Posting: Director Ralston Cider Mill

    Position Announcement: Director

    The Ralston Cider Mill Museum, an operational Cider Mill Museum, located in Mendham, New Jersey, seeks an energetic, creative, and goal-oriented leader to serve as Executive Director.

     About the Ralston Cider Mill Museum:

    The Ralston Cider Mill is the only operational cider mill functioning as a privately funded museum. We are dedicated to the preservation of the mill and open to the public for tours, research, and education. The mill was originally constructed in 1848 as a grist mill and converted to a cider mill in 1910. It operated through prohibition producing apple cider, Hard Cider and Apple Jack. The mill and its equipment have been carefully restored and are fully operational.

     Job Description:

    The primary responsibilities of the Director are the management of the Ralston Cider Mill. In conjunction with the Board of Trustees, the Director undertakes long- and short-range planning, policy development, budget preparation and monitoring, and development of RSM programs and services. The Director manages approximately 10-20 volunteers who serve as Millers and docents. The Director represents the RSM in the community, participates in events which increase awareness of the RSM, expands community outreach, and performs duties which foster donation of relevant artifacts and funds to the RSM.

     Essential Duties and Responsibilities of the Director:

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

                          Financial records, Reports, and Proposals: Performs ongoing financial management as well as long-term planning and reporting. Works with the Board of Trustees to develop a yearly budget for the RSM.

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

                         Education: Recruits schools and special interest groups to participate in RCM developed educational programs.

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

                           Website, Promotion and Publicity: Promotes the Ralston Cider Mill Museum events and activities. Keeps website current.

                          Membership: Works to increase membership numbers and member benefits, and maintains RSM member records.

                          Development: Works with the Board of Trustees on the annual Pressing Day fundraising event as well as assist in developing other major fundraising efforts.

                          Grants: Identifies grant opportunities and works to develop government, non-profit, and foundation grants to support the operations of the RSM. 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 buildings, grounds, and equipment, and provides for safe and reliable operation of the RSM. Maintains adequate supplies for operation within budget parameters.

                          Museum Operations and Visitor Services: Coordinates all Museum functions and services. Schedules group tours and coordinates volunteer staffing for regular open hours as well as educational programs, special tours and events. Maintains records related to utilization of the Museum.

                         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 RSM

                         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

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

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

                         Interpersonal and team interaction skills; ability to work with the community and with the    Board of Trustees.

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


    The Director will have a relevant bachelor's degree and experience 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. Those with degrees in history, art history, museum studies, Historic Restoration, education, or related fields are encouraged to apply.

     Location: The Director will be based at the Ralston Cider Mill in Mendham NJ


    Housing: Compensation includes housing. The Director will be offered the use of a three bedroom apartment in a house located on the property in beautiful Mendham New Jersey. Use of the residence includes all utilities.

    Salary: This is a full time, salaried position, salary range $20,000-$25,000 DOE, which requires some weekend and evening hours.  The work schedule is flexible and some duties may be performed from home.

     Closing date: March 30, 2018

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

  • 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

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