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  • 02 Mar 2019 12:42 PM | Kahla DeSmit

    Exhibit Programming Intern


    Summary: The Exhibit Programming Intern will develop and implement programs and activities to be incorporated in the Lewisburg Children’s Museum’s Creation Station and other exhibit spaces. Creation Station provides hands-on activities for children revolving around art and creative expression, as well as STEAM related topics.


    This position is for a youth between the ages of 16-24 years of age and is for 25-30 hours/week, $10.35/hour. This internship is made possible through the State/Local Internship Program (SLIP) by a grant from the Central PA Workforce Development Corp. This internship is eligible from May 8, 2019 to August 30, 2019 for a minimum of 10 weeks. Hours may include some weekends.


    Internship Description:

    Primary internship projects may include:

    • Researching appropriate hands on activities for various exhibit spaces and creating a calendar of events for these activities

    • Assisting in the development and implementation of hands on activities that may be incorporated in the Museum’s exhibits

    • Leading public programs and activities for children and adults

    • Organizing and preparing materials needed for ongoing exhibit activities.

    • Analyzing and evaluating the effectiveness of activities and programs in exhibit spaces.  

    Additional duties may include:

    • Greeting guests and groups and answering routine questions about exhibits and the museum.

    • Being knowledgeable about LCM pricing and memberships to accurately check in guests

    • Prioritizing creating a positive visitor experience for LCM guests through every aspect of their interaction in the museum including check in, exploration of the exhibits, participation in programs and classes, and birthday parties and special events.

    • Helping guests explore the various exhibit spaces

    • Monitoring the exhibit space for organization, cleanliness, and safety

    • Assisting with programs and events as necessary


    Requirements:

    Intern should:

    • Have experience with and a passion for working with children and families

    • Possess outstanding written and verbal communication skills, as well as strong organizational skills and the ability to pay close attention to detail

    • Have experience utilizing Google platforms, including Google Drive, Google Forms, Gmail, etc.

    • Have the ability to successfully manage multiple projects at one time and to work collaboratively in a diverse work environment.

    • Possess, or be able to obtain, completion of all security clearances required to work with children (if applicant is over the age of 18)

    • Be willing to participate in professional development opportunities through Central PA Workforce Development Corp.

    To Apply

    To apply, please email resume, cover letter, a list of 3 references, and any other appropriate materials you wish to: kahla@lewisburgchildrensmuseum.org. Applications are due by April 8, 2019.


    Lewisburg Children's Museum

    815 Market Street, Suite 14

    Lewisburg, PA 17837

    570-768-4914

    www.lewisburgchildrensmuseum.org


  • 02 Mar 2019 12:40 PM | Kahla DeSmit

    Marketing Intern


    Summary: The Marketing Intern will support and implement marketing programs and promotional activities for the Lewisburg Children’s Museum to build an audience base and increase attendance and awareness of museum offerings, including, but not limited to, classes, programs, memberships, field trips, rentals, and more.


    This position is for a youth between the ages of 16-24 years of age and is for 25-30 hours/week, $10.35/hour. This internship is made possible through the State/Local Internship Program (SLIP) by a grant from the Central PA Workforce Development Corp. This internship is eligible from May 8, 2019 to August 30, 2019 for a minimum of 10 weeks. Hours may include some weekends.


    Internship Description:

    Primary internship projects may include:

    • Assisting in the development and implementation of marketing plans for a variety of areas including museum membership, development, field trip services, special events, and programs.

    • Assisting with community event promotions by completing organizational tasks and gathering marketing materials for events and occasionally working events or programs.

    • Assembling and editing copy for monthly emails for members and subscribers, as well as work with e-mail provider to get e-newsletter produced.

    • Maintain media contact/circulation database

    • Updating and consolidating subscriber email lists through web based platforms, such as MailChimp

    • Assist in exploring new forms of social media and social media trends

    • Writing copy for signage requests.

    Additional duties may include:

    • Greeting guests and groups and answering routine questions about exhibits and the museum.

    • Being knowledgeable about LCM pricing and memberships to accurately check in guests

    • Prioritizing creating a positive visitor experience for LCM guests through every aspect of their interaction in the museum including check in, exploration of the exhibits, participation in programs and classes, and birthday parties and special events.

    • Helping guests explore the various exhibit spaces

    • Monitoring the exhibit space for organization, cleanliness, and safety

    • Assisting with programs and events as necessary


    Requirements:

    Intern should:

    • Possess outstanding written and verbal communication skills, as well as strong organizational skills and the ability to pay close attention to detail

    • Have experience utilizing Google platforms, including Google Drive, Google Forms, Gmail, etc., as well as email platforms, such as MailChimp

    • Have the ability to successfully manage multiple projects at one time and to work collaboratively in a diverse work environment.

    • Possess, or be able to obtain, completion of all security clearances required to work with children (if applicant is over the age of 18)

    • Be willing to participate in professional development opportunities through Central PA Workforce Development Corp.

    To Apply

    To apply, please email resume, cover letter, a list of 3 references, and any other appropriate materials you wish to: kahla@lewisburgchildrensmuseum.org. Applications are due by April 8, 2019.


    Lewisburg Children's Museum

    815 Market Street, Suite 14

    Lewisburg, PA 17837

    570-768-4914

    www.lewisburgchildrensmuseum.org

  • 27 Feb 2019 10:44 AM | Rebecca Goodman

    SUMMARY

    History San José (HSJ) is seeking a dynamic, experienced and innovative President and Chief Executive Officer who will lead the organization while working collaboratively with a dedicated Board of Directors; highly motivated Staff; and diverse community Affiliates. The President and CEO will work to ensure HSJ meets its mission: to preserve and enrich the cultural heritage of San José and the Santa Clara Valley through research, collections, partnerships, educational programs and events.

    ORGANIZATIONAL HISTORY

    HSJ’s activities began in 1949 following the centennial celebration of the California Gold Rush and statehood. Known initially as the Historical Museum of San José and managed by the City of San José, History San José incorporated with its current name as an independent 501(c)3 nonprofit organization in 1998. While the City of San Jose continues to own the properties and collections, the board of directors and staff establish goals and strategic direction and manage daily operations. All HSJ staff are employees of the non-profit organization.

    Over the decades, History San José grew to include three sites: History Park — a 14-acre town-like assemblage of 32 original and reconstructed historic buildings with a running trolley, glass blowing studio, and ice cream parlor; the Peralta Adobe-Fallon House Historic Site — San José’s oldest address; and the Collection Center/Research Library & Archive — a research center that holds California’s largest regional collection of artifacts.  More than 140,000 visitors participate in activities and events at these sites year-round.

    PROGRAMS

    Events:History Park is home to 15 cultural Affiliate organizations who enrich and inform HSJ’s programming and make it relevant.  Together we create a destination for experiencing and celebrating the Valley’s cultural heritage by offering free and low-cost family events like the San José Printer’s Fair & Wazgooze, San José Mini Maker Faire; Children’s Heritage Holiday; El Dia de Portugal and Chinese Lunar New Year Celebration.

    School Programs:We serve more than 20,000 elementary age students offering theme-based programs highlighting local history that are closely linked with Common Core State Standards and new College, Career and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies. Our field trips utilize object-based lessons and hands-on activities designed to teach students core competencies required for 21st century life, including empathizing, critical thinking, self-directed learning and collaborating. We also offer internship opportunities for college and graduate students.

    Research and Collections:The permanent collection includes a library and archive, and more than a half million unique and important artifacts, such as the 1899 Osen & Hunt Automobile, the first car made in San José; Tuskegee Airman Samuel L. Washington’s 1944 gear; a 1976 Apple 1 Computer; and Brandi Chastain’s USWNT Jersey from the 1999 Women’s World Cup.  HSJ preserves this diverse material culture, actively engaging the community in original research to share with a worldwide audience; and providing access to the collection through social media, exhibitions and educational programs.

    SAN JOSÉ, CA

    Born of a pioneer spirit, the City of San José holds a unique place in history as both California’s first civil settlement of European origin and the Capital of Silicon Valley.  From its beginning, San José has been home to waves of immigrants— from the Spanish who founded El Pueblo de San José de Guadalupe in 1777, to American homesteaders cultivating the “Valley of Heart’s Delight,” to today’s engineers hailing from around the world contributing to “Silicon Valley.” 

    San José boasts the largest concentration of technology expertise in the world and is the nation’s top patent producing city, home to companies such as Adobe, Cisco, eBay, IBM, and Xilinx. The third largest city in California and the tenth largest in the nation, San José has a strong visual and performing arts community. There is always a variety of family friendly offerings as well as numerous outdoor opportunities within Santa Clara Valley and beyond in nearby Santa Cruz, Napa Valley, Lake Tahoe, and Yosemite.  Diverse since its inception, with more than 100 different languages spoken, San José has no clear majority population. History San José is proud to celebrate this cultural heritage that continues to define San José and the Santa Clara Valley.

    POSITION PURPOSE

    The President and CEO is the strategic and operational leader of HSJ with responsibility for ensuring that the organization continues to deliver on its mission and maintain its commitment to preserve and present San José and Santa Clara Valley’s heritage. In addition, he/she is the primary spokesperson, fundraiser and ambassador for the organization, articulating its value and contribution to state and local government, historians and educators, donors and partners, and the public.

    The President and CEO reports to a Board of Directors and supervises a staff of 25 working in six departments: Collections & Exhibitions, Development & Marketing, Education, Events, Finance, and Operations & Facilities.

    POSITION SUMMARY

    The President and CEO will:

    • Lead the operations of HSJ and its major functions of research and collections management, exhibitions, programs and events, fundraising and marketing, partnerships and visitor experience;
    • Oversee the finances of all HSJ operations to ensure the fiscal soundness of the organization including creating budgets and financial reports;
    • In collaboration with the Board of Directors and key Staff members, articulate and implement a vision for the organization’s future and translate that vision into strategic concepts, tactical directions and operating policies necessary to fulfill HSJ’s mission;
    • Ensure that the public use of HSJ and its resources continue to grow;
    • Play a lead role in increasing funding support for HSJ; serve as the primary interface with the City of San José; and develop strategies for cultivating and raising private funds;
    • Foster and maintain a close working relationship with historians, county and local historical organizations, community partners and other related institutions;
    • Work closely and transparently with the Board of Directors and its committees, providing updates, soliciting feedback and engaging members in constructive dialogue; and
    • Identify, recruit, develop, and retain a talented, accomplished and diverse Staff to meet the evolving needs of HSJ.
    • Supervise a staff of 25 employees.
    • Manage a budget of $1.6 million.

    POSITION REQUIREMENTS

    • Successful experience leading a similar organization or agency; or senior management level leadership experience including: strategic planning, fundraising, personnel supervision, budget preparation and management, and program implementation.
    • Strong management skills, including an eye for talent and an ability to attract and retain a first-rate Staff.
    • Sufficient familiarity with Santa Clara Valley history to know what makes it distinctive with an ability to make it accessible to the public.
    • Ability to work with a strong Board, staff, donors, government officials, and the general public.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to lead and work as a member of a team, plus inspire an organizational culture that supports HSJ values and principles.
    • An appreciation and understanding of the disciplines of history, anthropology, ethnic studies,  archival, or museum management.
    • Experience to work in an educational organization or public agency, library, archives, museums or historic site, with progressive responsibility or related experience.
    • A strong commitment to present San José and Santa Clara Valley’s history that reflects the City’s diverse and innovative population.

    Starting Date: June, 2019

    This is a full time, salaried position with benefits. The final salary will be determined based on the experience and qualifications of the successful candidate.

    Salary Range: $100,000 - $115,000

    History San José is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    __________________________________________________________________

    HOW TO APPLY

    Review of candidate materials will begin immediately with a deadline of April 5, 2019. Please email your applications to HistorySanJoseSearch@gmail.com.

    Applications must include a resume with contact information for a least three professional references and a letter of interest addressed to:

    Dr. Brent D. Glass

    Brent D. Glass LLC

    1921 Sunderland Place NW

    Washington, DC 20036

    Hard copies of applications may be mailed to the above address. 



  • 14 Feb 2019 10:09 AM | Renee Shepard

    The Living Arts and Science Center (LASC) is seeking an experienced, results-driven, and passionate professional to serve as the Executive Director (ED) of this nonprofit organization, which just celebrated its 50th year of operations. The LASC Executive Director functions as the Chief Executive Officer of the corporation. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for staff, programs, finances, and execution of its mission. The Executive Director will thrive in a collaborative, entrepreneurial, and outcome-driven environment, be flexible to changing needs, and contribute strategically to the overall mission of the organization.

    General Responsibilities

    1)   Organization Mission, Quality, and Strategy: Works with board and staff to ensure that the mission is fulfilled through programs, strategic planning, and community outreach.

    ·         Implements LASC’s programs that carry out the organization’s mission.

    ·         Ensures the need, quality, and evaluations of programs and services.

    ·         Plans strategically to ensure that the LASC can successfully fulfill its mission into the future.

    ·         Enhances LASC’s image by being active and visible in the community and by working closely with other professional, civic, and private organizations.

    2)  Organization Operations: Oversees and implements resources to ensure that the operations of the organization are appropriate.

    ·         Provides visionary, creative and effective administration of LASC’s operations.

    ·         Hires and retains excellent and qualified staff.

    ·         Leads staff in the development and implementation of short- and long-range plans and policies and other activities.

    ·         Supervises and trains staff and others who serve the organization.

    ·         Establishes and maintains administrative policies and procedures for all functions and for the day-to-day operation of the nonprofit.

    3)   Financial Performance and Viability: Develops resources sufficient to ensure the financial health and sustainability of the organization.

    ·         Maintains the fiscal integrity of the Living Arts and Science Center including submission to the Board of a proposed annual budget, financial statements, and other reporting, which accurately reflects the financial condition of the organization.

    ·         Provides consistent quality of financial management and administration and oversight of accounting procedures and reports, payroll, taxes, and fiscal policies and procedures that keep the organization in a positive financial position.

    ·         Works with development staff and Board to develop and implement successful fundraising, grant writing, and donor development strategies and other resources necessary to support LASC’s mission.

    ·         Signs all notes, agreements, contracts, and other instruments made and entered into and on behalf of the organization.


    4)    Facility Management: Oversees the management of facility including historic Kinkead House and new building addition as well as 1.5-acre grounds in downtown Lexington.

    ·         Identifies and implements building and grounds maintenance and improvements.

    ·         Solicits and selects appropriate contractors for building and grounds maintenance.

    ·         Oversees the work on building and grounds.

    ·         Identifies ways that the building and grounds serve the needs of the organization and community.

    5)   Board Governance: Works with Board of Directors in order to fulfill the organization’s mission.

    ·         Leads the Living Arts and Science Center in a manner that supports and guides the organization’s mission as defined by the Board of Directors.

    ·         Communicates effectively with the Board and provides, in a timely and accurate manner, all information necessary for the Board to function properly and to make informed decisions.

    ·         Works with Board of Directors on strategic planning, board committees and policy decisions.

    Candidate Qualifications - The successful candidate will:

    ·         Have five or more years of senior nonprofit management experience, preferably as an Executive Director.

    ·         Have proven success in designing and implementing educational and public programming.

    ·         Have demonstrable, proven, hands-on budget management skills, including budget preparation, analysis, decision-making, and reporting.

    ·         Have strong leadership and collaborative skills for working with a diverse staff, volunteer and donor base, and community organizations.

    ·         Have strong organizational abilities including planning, delegating, program development and task facilitation.

    ·         Have educational and specialized experience working within art, science, education, and/or museum professions.

    ·         Possess proven success with diverse fundraising initiatives and support strategies including grant writing, donor development, community partnerships, and in-kind donations.

    ·         Have strong written and oral communication skills.

    ·         Have a genuine interest in and passion for leading an inclusive organization and serving the community, including at-risk, special needs, and underserved children and adults.

    ·         Hold a minimum of a bachelor’s degree.

    ORGANIZATIONAL DETAIL - THE LIVING ARTS AND SCIENCE CENTER

    The Living Arts and Science Center is an award-winning, lively, and growing nonprofit organization that is currently celebrating our 50th anniversary. A large expansion and renovation of our facility was completed in 2016 and includes eight classrooms, a Digital Media Lab, a Clay Studio, a Teaching Kitchen, Lexington’s only Planetarium, four art galleries including a Children’s Art Gallery, an interactive Discovery Gallery, outdoor educational gardens, and more. The Living Arts and Science Center is committed to ensuring opportunity and access to all and provides numerous arts and science programs in public schools. LASC also works with social service agencies and community centers to provide arts and science programs for at-risk, special needs and underserved children and adults. A large scholarship program also provides free and reduced-cost classes for hundreds of students with financial need. Each year, the LASC presents a wide range of programs and events including:

    ·         Over 400 classes and workshops for preschool students to adults;

    ·         11 – 13 annual art exhibitions in three art galleries and a children’s art gallery;


    ·         A new interactive Discovery Exhibit of STEAM concepts;

    ·         Interactive art and science field trip and outreach programs, serving over 35 Kentucky counties, for 12,000+ Kentucky students;

    ·         Monthly programs such as Discovery Night with guest artists and scientists and Discovery Saturdays with unique activities and planetarium shows;

    ·         Free art and science afterschool programs for seven Title I schools;

    ·         Free programs for social service agencies;

    ·         Annual interactive community events such as Family Fun Day and Day of the Dead Festival.

    The Living Arts and Science Center offers a creative, dynamic, and congenial working environment in an exciting new facility in downtown Lexington. Benefits include generous paid time off, a group health insurance plan, a flexible spending account plan, a SIMPLE IRA plan (with 3 percent employer match), and some flexibility in work schedules.

    TO APPLY

    Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest, résumé, three references, and a brief writing   sample of a previous work product. Review of the applications will begin upon receipt. The position will remain open until filled.

    Executive Director Search Committee

    The Living Arts and Science Center

    362 N. Martin Luther King Blvd.

    Lexington, KY 40508

    rshepard@LascLex.org

    Phone calls will not be accepted.

    Anticipated salary range: $65,000 – $80,000


  • 06 Feb 2019 12:40 PM | Jessica LaPota

    Executive Director, Concord Point Lighthouse and Museum

    Overview:

    Built in 1827, the Concord Point Lighthouse and Keepers House is a best-known tourist attraction in Harford County, Maryland, guided by The Friends of the Concord Point Lighthouse, a non-profit organization. Open April through October each year, both properties offer visitors the opportunity to explore the history of the Lighthouse and view artifacts that delight children and adults. A gift shop features specialty items for lighthouse lovers, and Maryland devotees. The Lighthouse offers tours every weekend and offers special events throughout the year. The executive director is charged with the management and administration of the buildings, grounds and programs in accordance with AAM* best practices and professional standards and reports directly to the Board of Directors.  This is a year round, part time exempt position averaging 20-25 hours per week.

    Key Essential Functions:

    The Executive Director must have expertise in the following areas: grant application and administration, fiscal accountability and oversight, management of physical facility, fundraising and events management, supervision of programs and exhibits, execution of the vision and plans of the Board while overseeing daily operations of the museum.

    Requirements:

    • Bachelor’s degree or higher in applicable field of study

    • Experience with exhibit and program creations

    • Project management experience

    • Experience with successful grant writing and administration

    • Formulate and implement a marketing strategy

    • Oversee budget development and financial management, with Treasurer

    • Event coordination and bookings of reservations

    • Experience supervising volunteer coordinator/interns to include training and sustaining volunteers and community supporters.

    • Strong Microsoft Office skills

    • Technical experience with web site updates and social media sites

    • Excellent written and verbal skills including presentation experience

    • Possess skills to develop and maintain positive relationships with members, volunteers and community constituents

    • Serve as a liaison with county, city, and community organizations which may include participation in meetings and conducting presentations

    • Prepare and manage contracts as approved by the Board

    • Write and distribute quarterly newsletter and annual appeal

    • Provide any necessary guidance to committees

    • Maintain museum records in electronic and hard copy forms

    • Manage gift shop, contributions, and other inventory

    • Cash handling skills

    • Manage payroll and associated employers taxes

    • Availability and willingness to work a flexible schedule, including weekends as needed.

    • Self-motivation and ability to work independently toward objectives.

    Physical Demands and Working Environment:

    • Ability to climb stairs comfortably and frequently

    • Ability to lift 40 pounds

    • Able to sit for periods of time while working on computer

    • Able to transport inventory for functions

    • Able to lead group activities for all ages

    Compensation: $25,000/year

    Benefits: Core hours with flexibility due to nature of position (some weekends and evenings). Paid Federal holidays. Health, life insurance are not offered at this time.

    How to Apply: Please send resume, cover letter, and references to concordpointlighthouse@verizon.net.


  • 31 Jan 2019 11:14 AM | Ann Marie Serwa

    The Susquehanna Museum of Havre de Grace, located in the 1840 Lock Tenders House, has the mission to collect, preserve, document, and exhibit the cultural heritage of the City of Havre de Grace, its surrounding area, and more specifically, the history of the Susquehanna and Tidewater Canal.  The Museum is open Friday-Sunday from April to October. 

    The museum is looking for a full time Executive Director to be the “face” of the Museum, responsible for general management and operation of the museum, including membership programs, partnerships, budget, public relations, and marketing. The Executive Director works closely with the Board of Directors, fundraising event managers, docents, and volunteers to develop, articulate, and implement the strategic direction of the Museum to accomplish the Museum’s mission. 

    A Bachelor’s Degree and museum experience required. Annual salary is $35,000 plus paid leave. Submit resume and cover letter by email to amserwa415@verizon.net or by mail to Susquehanna Museum at the Lock House, Attention Ann Marie Serwa, P.O. Box 253, Havre de Grace, MD 21078.

     


  • 25 Jan 2019 5:54 PM | Suzanne Savery

    Position Description:

    The Collections Move Technician – Archaeology, will play an integral role in the preparation and relocation of the State of Delaware’s archaeological collections from the existing curatorial repositories to a newly constructed State curation facility.  The incumbent will assist the Curator of Archaeology and other members of the C.A.R.E Team in the inventorying, rehousing, barcoding, and the management of the collections and database as it relates to the archaeological collections.

    This contract position is not to exceed one year.  The position will be based in Dover, Delaware for the duration of the term.  The duty location within Dover will vary on a day-to-day basis as the move process will consolidate three existing repositories into a single new curation facility.

    The rate of pay is $20.00/hr. with the intent of working 37.5 hours per week. The contract vendor will be responsible for filing all tax requirements. There are no benefits offered with this contract position.  The expected start date is March 4, 2019.

    Reports To: All aspects of this position are under the supervision of the Curator of Archaeology, Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    Inventory and Rehousing of Collections:

    • ·         Generate inventories of collections that are not already in the collections database
    • ·         Identify objects and collections that need to be rehoused for long-term curation and immediate safe transport
    • ·         Rehouse archaeological collections and site files using established protocol and archival materials
    • ·         Assist in maintaining intellectual control of archaeological objects, collections, and site files before, during, and after transport

    Collections Database and Barcoding:

    • ·         Maintain accurate object locations in PastPerfect Collections Management Software
    • ·         Use PastPerfect to run reports, catalog objects, and add photographs to records
    • ·         Apply barcodes to housing of archaeological objects and collections
    • ·         Inventory archaeological objects and collections using the barcoding system

    Collections Management:

    • ·         Employ museum standards in the safe handling of archaeological objects and collections
    • ·         Create condition reports for archaeological objects
    • ·         Perform collections research as needed
    • ·         Assist in carrying out curatorial tasks such as numbering objects, the reorganization of shelved objects, collections, and files, and the general housekeeping of collections storage areas
    • ·         Assist in physically moving objects, collections, and files to the new facility 
    • ·         Monitor moving contractors and bring any questions or concerns to the attention of HCA staff

    Minimum Qualifications and Skills:

    ·         Bachelor’s degree in Museum Studies, Anthropology, Archaeology, History, American Studies, or related field

    ·         Knowledge or experience with museum standards for the handling of archaeological and museum objects

    ·         Knowledge or experience with museum standards in collections management and registration

    ·         Ability to work independently while maintaining personal and object safety

    ·         Flexibility to work in a rapidly changing environment and possess the ability to multitask

    ·         Possess initiative with an attention to detail

    ·         Prior experience in working with volunteers

    ·         Knowledge or experience with collections management software, particularly PastPerfect

    ·         Thorough knowledge of computer technology including programs such as Microsoft Word and Excel and computer skills like data entry, searching, and word processing

    Preferred Qualifications and Skills:

    • ·         Master’s degree in Museum Studies, Anthropology, Archaeology, History, American Studies, or related field
    • ·         Prior experience with PastPerfect collections management software
    • ·         Prior experience in managing archaeological collections
    • ·         Prior experience in museum or collections registration
    • ·         Prior experience with rehousing and moving collections
    • ·         Prior experience in working with culturally sensitive materials

    Physical requirements:

    Ability to lift up to 40 lbs. and the manual dexterity to bend, stoop, and work on step-stools and high ladders, all while handling collections.

    How to Apply:

    Interested applicants are required to send an electronic (PDF or Word document) version of their cover letter and resume to Vicki Macklin, Support Services Administrator, at Vicki.Macklin@state.de.us.  Please include the position title, “Collections Move Technician – Archaeology” in the e-mail subject line.  This vacancy will close on February 1, 2019.


  • 25 Jan 2019 5:48 PM | Suzanne Savery

    Position Description:

    The Collections Move Technician – Historical Collections will play an integral role in the preparation and relocation of the State of Delaware’s historical collections from the existing curatorial repositories to a newly constructed State curation facility. The incumbent will assist the Curator of Collections Management and other members of the C.A.R.E Team in the inventorying, rehousing, barcoding, and management of the collections and database as it relates to the historical collections.

    This contract position is not to exceed one year. The position will be based in Dover, Delaware for the duration of the term. The duty location within Dover will vary on a day-to-day basis as the move process will consolidate three existing repositories into a single new State curation facility.

    The rate of pay is $20.00/hr. with the intent of working 37.5 hours per week. The contract vendor will be responsible for filing all tax requirements. There are no benefits offered with this contract position. The expected start date is March 4, 2019.

    Reports To: All aspects of this position are under the supervision of the Curator of Collections Management, Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    Inventory and Rehousing of Collections:

    -Identify objects that need to be rehoused for safe transport and permanent housing

    -Inventory and rehouse historical collections objects using archival materials

    -Build custom housing for historical collections objects using archival materials

    Collections Database and Barcoding:

    -Use PastPerfect Collections Management Software to run reports, catalogue objects, and add photographs to database records

    -Maintain accurate object locations in PastPerfect

    -Apply barcodes to housing of historical collections objects

    -Inventory historical collection objects using barcoding system

    - Employ museum standards in the safe handling of historical collection objects

    -Create condition reports for historical collection objects

    -Perform collections research using PastPerfect, accession files, and catalogue cards

    -Assist in physically moving collection objects and files to the new facility 

    -Create documentary photography of collection objects

    -Monitor moving contractors and bring contractor questions to HCA staff

    -Assist in carrying out collections management tasks such as numbering objects, the reorganization of shelved objects, and general housekeeping of collections storage areas

    Minimum Qualifications:

    -Bachelor’s degree in Museum Studies, History, American history, or related field

    -Knowledge of and experience with standard museum procedures for handling fine art and historical objects

    -Knowledge of and experience with museum standards in collections management and registration

    -Ability to safely work with fragile or delicate objects, including manual dexterity and attention to detail

    -Previous experience building custom housing for museum objects

    -Experience working with PastPerfect Collections Management Software including data entry and reporting

    -Thorough knowledge of computer technology including programs such as Microsoft Word and Excel and skills like data entry, searching, and word processing

    -Comfortable working with and monitoring volunteers

    -Ability to work independently while maintaining personal and object safety

    -Flexibility to work in a rapidly changing environment and

    -Possess the ability to multitask

    -Possess initiative with an attention to detail

    Preferred Qualifications and Skills:

    -Master’s in Museum Studies, American history, or History

    -Previous experience managing historical, archaeological, or art collections

    -Previous museum collections registration experience

    -Previous collections move and rehousing experience

    Physical Requirements:

    -Possess manual dexterity to safely handle objects and use sharp tools such as utility knife

    -Ability to lift 50 lbs.

    -Comfortable lifting, bending, stooping, and reaching

    -Comfortable using ladders and step stools

    -Ability to use a computer for long periods of time

    How to Apply:

    Interested applicants are required to send an electronic (PDF or Word document) version of their resume and cover letter to Vicki Macklin, Support Services Administrator, at Vicki.Macklin@state.de.us. Please include the position title, “Collections Move Technician – Historical” in the e-mail subject line. This vacancy will close on February 8, 2019.


  • 24 Jan 2019 2:55 PM | Kristen Butler

    Historic London Town and Gardens (historiclondontown.org) is looking for enthusiastic and creative individuals with experience in museum interpretation, classroom education, environmental education, and/or colonial history to facilitate visitor experiences, tours, and special events in our living history museum and gardens as seasonal Museum Educators.

    Position is open until filled. Training for new Museum Educators will begin on February 26, 2019. For more information, visit historiclondontown.org/blog.

    About Historic London Town & Gardens:

    Historic London Town and Gardens is a twenty-three acre park featuring history, archaeology, and horticulture on the South River in Edgewater, Maryland. The park is owned by Anne Arundel County and managed by the London Town Foundation, a non-profit organization, under a formal operating agreement with the county government. The Foundation is responsible for developing and conducting interpretive, recreational, and educational programs that allow visitors to learn about our historical, archaeological, and horticultural offerings.

    Chief Objectives of the Position:

    Primary duties include creating a welcoming environment that encourages visitors to interact with our gardens and historic area, making emotional and intellectual connections to the stories we tell. During the spring and fall, Museum Educators lead school tours for the over 5,000 children who visit each year. They also work with general visitors on weekends and assist in developing and implementing special programs and activities for visitors of all ages.

    Compensation:

    $12.00 per hour

    How to Apply:

    To apply for this position, send an e-mail expressing why you are interested and why you would be a good fit along with a resume and three professional references via email to Kristen M. Butler, Director of Public Programs, at publicprograms@historiclondontown.org.

  • 14 Jan 2019 4:29 PM | Carolyn Wallace

    Cliveden of the National Trust, a historic site of national reputation for its leadership in preservation and interpretive programming, is seeking a chief executive officer to guide its development and growth into the next generation. Cliveden is the site of the Revolutionary War Battle of Germantown and the longtime home of the Chew family, dating back to Benjamin Chew (1722-1810), Chief Justice of Pennsylvania and a prominent slaveholder, and continuing until the family donated the property to the National Trust for Historic Preservation in 1972. Cliveden attracts visitors and interest from across the nation, but in its programming makes a special effort to engage the diverse peoples in the Philadelphia region. Cliveden is a co-stewardship site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation that is operated by Cliveden, Inc. in collaboration with the National Trust as the owner of the buildings, grounds, and collections at the property.

    A comprehensive position description will be made available to qualified applicants but the Board of Directors seeks a Chief Executive with demonstrated capability in:

    Strategic Planning

    Financial Management

    Development

    Communications and Stakeholder Collaboration

    Of these skill sets, the Board intends to prioritize Development and Strategic Planning. Applicants are requested to focus emphasis on their relevant experience in these areas. Salary range is from $80,000 to $90,000 a year.

    For more information about Cliveden of the National Trust, please visit the following sites:

    ·        Cliveden of the National Trust: www.cliveden.org
    ·        Pew Q&A with David Young: https://www.pcah.us/post/inside-cliveden-national-trust-qa-executive-director-david-young
    ·        National Trust Preservation Leadership Forum blog post on Liberty to Go to See: http://forum.savingplaces.org/blogs/special-contributor/2014/09/05/living-history-offers-a-sense-of-beingness-at-cliveden
    ·        National Trust Preservation Leadership Forum blog post on the Revision of Cliveden’s NHL: http://forum.savingplaces.org/blogs/special-contributor/2012/10/05/a-second-look-at-a-landmarks-history


    Cliveden, Inc. is an EEO Employer.

    Applications consisting of cover letter, resume and references must be directed to Cliveden Search Committee at cboyce@intermissionllc.com. PHONE CALLS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.


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