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  • 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.


  • 28 Dec 2018 11:54 AM | Anonymous

    Announcement- Employment – Museum Curator, Carlisle, PA

    The Cumberland County Historical Society (EOE) located in Carlisle, PA seeks a highly motivated, energetic Museum Curator. The position reports directly to the Executive Director.

    Salary Range:

    $30,000-$40,000 with Primary Health Care, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance offered

    Target Start Date:

    June 2019

    How To Apply:

    Interested candidates should email: 1. cover letter 2. resumé and 3. contact information for three professional references no later than February 22nd, 2019 to jillari@historicalsociety.com

    Attached documents will only be accepted in Microsoft Word or PDF formats. No phone calls.

    Institutional Profile:

    The Cumberland County Historical Society, founded in 1874, is dedicated to collecting, preserving, interpreting and promoting the rich history of Cumberland County, PA. A paid staff of 19 and volunteer Board of Trustees of 15 actively implements the organization’s vision to become a national model for demonstrating how history, story-telling, material culture and preservation promotes social well-being, service and citizen engagement with local resources. A copy of our 2015-2020 Strategic Plan can be found here: https://www.historicalsociety.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/CCHS-strategic-plan-2018-update.pdf

    Position: Museum Curator

    Classification: Full time Salaried, Overtime Exempt

    Job Summary: Supervising a part-time Assistant Curator and part-time Collections Manager, the Curator is responsible for all CCHS exhibits, exhibit outreach, museum-related development and fundraising, museum management and direct oversight of the Society’s 10,000+ objects and artifacts. The position takes the lead role on the strategic direction of the museum, including; planned capital campaign collaboration with the Executive Director and Development Committee, leading the Society through AAM’ accreditation process, and enhanced community accessibility to the museum using participatory models known in the industry. The Curator serves on Museum Committee and other committees as appointed by the Executive Director. The Curator is responsible to the Executive Director with all the rights, responsibilities and benefits as described in the Personnel Policy Manual.

    Job Duties:

    • Provides oversight and assistance in the conceptualization and implementation of all Society exhibits in all locations and ensures these exhibits align with Societyprogrammatic, marketing and development goals and objectives.
    • Assists with the solicitation of monetary donations for the Society and Museum in coordination with the Executive Director and marketing and development staff and assists with planned giving initiatives for the Society and Museum.
    • Supervises interns, volunteers and curatorial staff to ensure all proper physical and intellectual controls for the collections are maintained.
    • Develops policies, plans and procedures to drive strategic direction of the Museum.
    • Provides workshop trainings to staff and volunteers related to Museum activities.
    • Provides or helps coordinate special content presentations or lectures related to Cumberland County material culture and history.
    • Quickly answers requests and inquiries from other professionals and the public.
    • Attends professional conferences, seminars and trainings pertaining to duties.
    • Participates in the Museum Committee and assists Chair in developing agendas for meetings.
    • Assigns collections research and research related to exhibits in production.
    • Develops department plans for the strategic growth of the Society collections through collecting plans and furnishing plans.
    • Assists in the preparation of the annual museum budget.
    • Takes the lead role in coordinating CCHS’ AAM Accreditation application initiative and oversees the completion of core documents needed for the application process.
    • Represents the Society at special events and receptions to promote the activities, goals and aspirations of CCHS and the Museum.
    • Assists in initiating and developing publications related to the collections.
    • Helps develop print and digital media marketing materials in conjunction with the Community Outreach department to promote the Museum and collections.
    • Informs and takes direction from the Society’s Strategic Plan and Community Outreach Plan in the promotion of the CCHS and the Museum.
    • Takes lead role in the development and/or coordination of CCHS Interpretive Planning to include all spaces including the Two-Mile House and G.B. Stuart History Workshop.
    • Assists, and in some cases leads coordination of, selected special events, initiatives and tours to promote the mission of CCHS and the Museum.

    Qualifications:

    • Degree in public history, museum studies or a closely related field
    • Knowledge of professional museum principles, standards and best practices
    • Knowledge of research tools and methodology
    • Good written and oral skills
    • High level of interpersonal skills
    • Self-directed, motivated, highly organized and conscientious
    • Experience with computerized museum records management
    • Previous experience working in a museum or historic site
    • Ability to work pre-scheduled evenings and occasional weekends
    • Flexibility and ability to occasionally shift priorities to meet overall needs of Society


  • 18 Dec 2018 3:21 PM | Sara Ganter

    Based in our historic setting and working in partnership with other organizations in the region, the Rehoboth Art League leads in sponsoring art exhibitions, education and other programs that inspire community members to embrace the lifelong value of art.

    The Rehoboth Art League is seeking a full-time Exhibitions Director who will be responsible for artistic programs in fulfillment of the mission of the organization, including exhibitions, artist support, collections, and other artistic endeavors.  This position oversees all gallery operations at the League’s historic campus, any pop up galleries around the region, and all artwork loan activities.  

    This position is full-time, with occasional evening and weekend hours, with a salary of $45,000 per year. The Rehoboth Art League is an equal opportunity employer.

    Key functions

    • Plans the exhibitions calendar
    • Oversees and implements all exhibitions in the RAL galleries, as well as temporary exhibitions at ‘pop up’ locations.
    • Provides administrative support for all exhibitions, shows and Collections activities
    • Gathers all necessary information for promoting exhibition and shows and communicates timely to marketing
    • Recruits and encourages artists to participate in RAL activities
    • Oversees and Creates all Call for Entry applications
    • Oversees the jurying, judging, and award processes for all RAL shows and exhibitions that require a ‘Call for Entry’
    • Leads the Exhibitions Committee in setting policies and procedures for gallery and exhibition programming and leads the exhibition selection task force for identifying artists for future RAL shows
    • Oversees all Collections related activities. This includes safe storage of works in the storage facility, as well as the policies and procedures for its use, as well as oversight of Collections-related volunteer and internship activities
    • Oversees all loan activities, including safe transportation of works to and from loan sites
    • Supports the Collections Committee, including strategic planning, exhibitions, and annual budget allocations
    • Directs the procedures for hanging artwork in any RAL gallery or special show and coordinates the hanging of special exhibition shows
    • Trains volunteers and staff for hanging shows and displaying 3-D artworks
    • Oversees the Gallery operations through supervision and training of the Gallery Associates, Homestead Coordinator and Homestead docents to ensures that excellent customer service experiences transpire in the RAL galleries
    • Directs the Docent Council, creates and maintain the Homestead Docents schedules, coordinates Docent activities, including fundraising
    • Works with the Education Programs Director in recommending and soliciting both exhibition and outside artists to participate in educational programming
    • Creates exhibitions-related content in social media outlets, including RAL website, to promote exhibitions and other information relevant to the organization
    • Responsible for the safe storage and transport of art to/from RAL
    • Facilitates insurance coverage and certificates as needed for artwork on loan
    • Works to ensure exhibitions achieve financial goals of the organization
    • Actively seeks funding to support exhibition programs
    • In conjunction with other RAL staff, is responsible for creating ads and other PR/Marketing materials. This includes social media promotion of RAL and RAL related activities.
    • Designs exhibition brochures, posters, signage, and other promotional materials, as needed
    • Designs the Homestead literature other campus literature, as needed
    • Creates monthly reports for the accountants using Masterpiece software and oversees daily financial
      reporting to the bookkeeper

    Key Performance Measures

    • Performance will be measured by evaluating execution of key functions, particularly as related to advancing the goals of the organization

    Skills and Competencies

    • Bachelor Degree (Masters preferred). Preference given to those with degrees in arts-related fields.
    • Significant experience in managing and designing exhibitions and developing educational and information programming to support the exhibition
    • Background in arts management
    • Experience identifying and recruiting artists/collections for exhibition
    • Excellent visual display, layout, and  skills
    • Outstanding organizational skills and attention to detail
    • Skilled in necessary computer applications, including Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suites
    • Ability to organize and execute programs simultaneously
    • Excellent customer service and communication skills
    • Ability to quickly grasp new software programs, including Point of Sale software (Masterpiece), WordPress, and ArtCall, for training as needed

    Physical Abilities and Requirements

    • Sitting and working with a computer
    • Lifting and moving files, boxes, artwork etc. up to 30 pounds
    • Climbing ladders, hanging artwork and adjusting lighting

     Management and maintenance

    • Assists in budget development for exhibitions and is accountable for managing that budget
    • Maintains appearance of galleries and artwork during exhibitions
    • Assists with special events as needed

    This job description includes, but is not limited to, the duties and responsibilities as noted above. The essential functions of this job description are not exhaustive and may be supplemented. 

    Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to the Hiring Committee at hr@rehobothartleague.org. A pdf of this job description is available for download at www.rehobothartleague.org.


  • 11 Nov 2018 2:29 PM | Joshua Fradel

    Furnace Town is the site of the early 19th Century Nassawango Iron Furnace and collection of historic and interpretive structures in a park-like setting in the Pocomoke Forest near Snow Hill, Maryland.  Since 1982 the Furnace Town Foundation has operated the site seasonally from April through October to preserve and interpret the history of the site and region to the public and school groups each year.

    The Executive Director is responsible for providing the strategic leadership for the Furnace Town Living Heritage Village, oversees the interpretive and educational programs of paid and volunteer artisans and staff, guides outreach and promotion initiatives, and plans for the maintenance of buildings and facilities.

    View the full job description at http://www.furnacetown.org/employment/

    Desired experience might include historic preservation, non-profit administration, strategic planning, grant writing and administration, historic/educational programing, publicity/outreach, and event planning/management.

    Anticipated salary range is from $25,000 to $30,000

    Applications submitted to the search committee by December 14, 2018 will be given priority consideration. 

    Please provide cover letter, resume, and references to the Executive Director Search Committee, email: jlfradel@yahoo.com or mail:  Furnace Town, Attn: ED Search Committee, PO Box 207, Snow Hill, MD 21863.



  • 05 Nov 2018 11:06 AM | Anonymous

     

    The Chadds Ford Historical Society

    Organizational Vision & Mission

    Our Vision is to serve as the gateway between Chadds Ford’s past and present.  Through preservation, education and events, we will bring Chadds Ford to life in a way that promotes our unique history, protects our natural beauty and embraces our community into the future.  Through the support and generosity of our members, visitors and the community at large, we will deliver our vision by: Preserving and broadening access to our properties and resources; Interpreting, recording and cataloging Chadds Ford’s unique history; Educating residents and visitors alike about Chadds Ford’s past and present; Hosting community gatherings that promote and celebrate the spirit, beauty and history of Chadds Ford; Collaborating with local organizations to prepare Chadds Ford for the future.

    The Society operates three historic house museums, a visitor center and a museum store. In addition, the Society offers exciting special events, programs and tours. Our employees enjoy a casual, professional atmosphere where their contributions are highly valued and have a direct impact on the mission of the organization.

    Executive Director – Full-time, Salaried, Exempt                                                  $45,000/year

    We are currently seeking an Executive Director to oversee the operations of the Chadds Ford Historical Society.

    Schedule:                     Tuesday - Saturday, 9 a.m - 5 p.m. (some flexibility required with occasional evenings & Sundays for special events)

    Reports to:                  President of the Board of Directors

    Responsibilities:

    Oversee CFHS Operations

    ·         Hands-on leadership ensuring the success of CFHS events, programs and finances

    ·         Manage staff including hiring and annual reviews

    ·         Manage office consultants and contractors

    ·         Submit payroll

    ·         Perform office tasks such as mail, bank deposits and office supplies

    ·         Ensure an effective filing system is maintained and records kept

    ·         Respond to problems that arise.

    Manage Annual Budget

    ·         Work with Finance Committee to develop annual budget

    ·         Manage business to ensure budgeted revenue is attained or exceeded while costs are controlled to budgeted amounts or less.

    Oversee Properties Management

    ·         Work with Properties Manager to ensure maintenance of properties

    ·         Maintain property and liability insurance.

    Perform revenue generating tasks

    ·         Apply for and obtain Operating Grants

    ·         Work with Properties Manager on submission of Capital Grants

    ·         Obtain sponsors – both new and recurring sources

    ·         Ensure Events meet revenue/cost goals by working directly with Event Chairpersons

    ·         Head the Annual Appeal process in mid-November

    ·         Design and implement new programs to generate revenue.

    Ensure Donor/Sponsor Tracking and Recognition

    ·         Keep track of donor and sponsor gifts

    ·         Send acknowledgement/thank-you letters in a timely manner.

    Marketing – Perform below tasks or assign volunteer help

    ·         Manage Constant Contact Email System – maintain email lists, design and submit emails for distribution

    ·         Manage Facebook pages announcing events along with general interest postings

    ·         Write Press Releases and submit to media

    ·         Create Brochures, Rack Cards, Banners and Postcards

    ·         Design and implement new marketing programs and techniques

    Oversee Membership Program – perform tasks or assign volunteer help

    ·         Obtain new members; ensure data entered into Giftworks and Constant Contact and membership information mailed to member

    ·         Send membership renewal letters 60 days before expiration; enter renewal data

    Perform general computer related support

    ·         Maintain websites

    ·         Create spreadsheets, both internal and shared, as needed

    ·         Create program/event online payment options using Eventbrite or Paypal

    ·         Create annual Sponsor Brochure

    ·         Learn and implement new technology as needed

    Report to Board of Directors

    ·         Work with the Board of Directors

    ·         Participate in Board of Directors Committee meetings

    ·         Present Executive Director’s report at Board meetings

    Manage Volunteers

    Greet Visitors

    Interact with local community to build interest in and support for the society

    Conduct historic research (as needed)

    Complete other duties as assigned

     

    Qualifications

    The successful candidate will have:

    ·         A minimum of 5-7 years of management experience, preferably in a non-profit organization; a Bachelor’s degree in business, marketing, communications or a related field

    ·         Excellent management skills with the ability to prioritize, organize and manage multiple priorities/projects simultaneously

    ·         Self-starter with strong problem solving skills

    ·         Ability to focus on revenue generating tasks

    ·         Strong customer service and relationship management skills; excellent verbal and written communication skills

    ·         Ability to lead projects and personnel.

    ·         Ability to develop and manage budgets

    ·         Ability to work in a small, dynamic team environment

    ·         Excellent computer skills; willingness to learn new software as needed

    ·         Willingness and ability to work extended hours, nights, and weekends as needed during prime events

    How to Apply

    To apply please submit your resume and cover letter to Phyllis Recca, President, at president@chaddsfordhistory.org or Chadds Ford Historical Society, PO Box 27, Chadds Ford, PA 19317. Application deadline: November 30, 2018

    For more information about Chadds Ford Historical Society please visit our website, www.chaddsfordhistory.org.

    The Chadds Ford Historical Society is an equal opportunity employer.

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