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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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  • 13 Apr 2021 9:32 AM | Charles Barr

    Job Description

    Job Title:                              Education Coordinator

    Organization:                    Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation

    Reports to:                          Executive Director

    Location:                             3900 North Sandy Flash Drive, Newtown Square, PA 19073

    Salary:                                  $12.00/hour

    Start date:                          May 2021

    Time Commitment:         The Education Coordinator is an hourly employee who works primarily from March through November, although hours beyond that time frame for pre-season training and off-season outreaches are possible.  Work hours may be on-site or off-site.

    POSITION SUMMARY

    The Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation is an 18th century living history farm featuring heritage breed animals, period-appropriate crops, and five historic buildings preserved to represent a typical mid-size colonial property.  The Plantation has a robust educational program that welcomes 9,000+ school students and 100+ summer campers each year.  The Education Coordinator will be responsible for ensuring that students and teachers visiting the Plantation have wonderful hands-on experiences by providing excellent customer service, superb organizational preparedness, and impeccably trained and friendly program staff.  The Education Coordinator will also work as part of a team to plan and execute our sold-out summer camps during the months of June, July and August.  Weekend scout programs, birthday parties and offsite Outreach programs will also fall under the Education Coordinator’s responsibility.

    PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

    • §  Weekday Field Trips:  The Education Coordinator is responsible for staffing programs and being on-site to greet the schools and ensure that activities run smoothly.
    • §  Summer Camps: In the months of June, July and August, the Plantation runs five weeks of summer camps. The Education Coordinator will work as part of a team to develop activities and programming for each camp week, and to ensure that camps are staffed with appropriate educators.
    • Scout Programs and Birthday Parties:  The Plantation is occasionally asked to run scout programs and birthday parties, typically on weekends.  The Education Coordinator is expected to staff and supervise the running of these events.
    • Education Coordinator is expected to identify, hire and train educational program staff, and to ensure that their clearances and (with the help of the Historic Skills Coordinator) their interpretive knowledge is up to date.
    • The Education Coordinator is encouraged to create and implement new programs.
    • The Education Coordinator is expected to work as part of a team, including (but not limited to) the Farm Manager, Volunteer Coordinator, Historic Skills Coordinator, Administrative Director and Program Director.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    • §  Strong interest in, and familiarity with, Pennsylvania and eighteenth century American history is a plus.  College coursework in American history preferred.
    • §  Ability to work a flexible schedule that may occasionally include evenings and weekends.
    • §  Maintain a professional appearance and decorum, which must include willingness to wear period-appropriate attire and maintain a historically accurate appearance.
    • §  Ability to create for and deliver programs to diverse audiences. Comfort with public speaking is a must.
    • §  Reliable attendance and punctuality is expected and required, as is reliable transportation.
    • §  Must be able to work creatively and effectively as a member of a team.
    • §  Must be able to adapt quickly and seamlessly to a fast-paced and changeable client experience.
    • §  Knowledge of museum education and/or secondary education a plus.
    • §  Work can be physically demanding.  Ability to lift 40 lbs, be outside in all kinds of weather, and navigate rough terrain is expected.
    • §  A criminal background check, FBI fingerprint clearance, child abuse clearance is a requirement for employment.  Candidate will be expected to become First Aid/CPR/AED certified.

    To apply, please email your resume and cover letter to: Carolyn Nash,  Administrative Director, at info@colonialplantation.org.  No phone calls please.  Review of applications will begin immediately and position will remain open until filled.


  • 07 Apr 2021 9:56 AM | Theresa Worden

    PROGRAM ASSISTANT Grants & Community Engagement

    The Program Assistant reports to the Director of Grants & Community Engagement.  This position does not supervise other positions.

    Classification:  Non-exempt; permanent; full-time

    Key Goals:

    • The Program Assistant supports the Director in administering grants to the Maryland nonprofit community to support organizations involved in public humanities work. 
    • Assisting the Director with developing relationships with organizations around the state to stimulate, support, and promote educational experiences in the humanities that inspire all Marylanders to embrace lifelong learning, exchange ideas openly, and enrich their communities.
    • The Program Assistant works as a thought partner in shaping the Grants program and Regional Humanities Networks with the Director of Grants and Community Engagement.

    Responsibilities include:

    Grants

    • Working with the Director of Grants & Community Engagement to ensure smooth processing of grants
    • Assisting grant applicants and awardees with the grant application and reporting processes
    • Providing technical support for the online grant application system to both applicants and grants committee members
    • Monitoring the flow of grant applications to ensure prompt responses to applicants
    • Presenting grant application information to small groups
    • Updating grant event and financial logs (Excel)
    • Assembling materials for and staffing Grant Committee meetings
    • Maintaining all grant related files
    • Maintaining and updating processes in the grant application database, Foundant
    • Vetting grant applicants in accordance with Maryland Humanities’ policies
    • Updating as needed the Grants Program’s webpages using WordPress
    • Updating grantee contact information in eTapestry
    • Managing grants database to provide accurate reports on awardees and for reporting to internal and external stakeholders

    Regional Humanities Networks

    • Ongoing maintenance and updating of partner records
    • Coordinating logistics for regional meetings, including identifying and confirming meeting sites, arranging catering services, and preparing meeting materials
    • Updating humanities networks event and financial logs (Excel)
    • Creating and updating as needed the Humanities Networks’ webpages using WordPress and adding meetings to the online calendar
    • Updating and maintaining meeting schedules on website
    • Other tasks as assigned by the Program Officer for Grants & Community Engagement

    Qualifications:

    • Interest in the nonprofit sector, including trends and best practices specifically as they relate to increasing equity in grant-making
    • Outstanding organizational skills
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills
    • Excellent attention to detail
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
    • Experience with some database and/or application software experience preferred
    • Ability to cultivate positive and productive relationships and partnerships with a wide range of cultures, people, and organizations
    • Ability to think creatively and strategically
    • Ability to work effectively independently and collaboratively
    • Commitment to Maryland Humanities’ mission, vision, and values (see https://www.mdhumanities.org/about-us/mission-vision-values/)
    • Ability to work some weekends and evenings
    • Enthusiasm for public humanities and their value in contemporary life

    Compensation and Benefits:  Position is full-time at 35 hours per week with an annual salary range of $35,000 to $40,000 commensurate with experience. Generous benefits package including 21 days annual paid vacation, 12 days annual paid sick leave, 12 annual paid holidays, health and life/long-term disability insurance, free parking, professional development funds, and 401(k) retirement account with employer contribution.  

    How to Apply: To apply, please submit a cover letter and résumé in a single PDF file via email to hr@mdhumanities.org with the subject line as “Grants Assistant”; no phone calls please.

    Applications will be accepted through April 22, 2021. Interviews with qualified candidates will be conducted from May 1-5, 2021 with an anticipated start in June 1, 2021.

    Maryland Humanities is an equal opportunity employer. It is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment. Accordingly, all terms and conditions of employment will be carried out without regard to race, creed, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, nationality, marital status, age, or disability. Maryland Humanities will not tolerate acts deemed to constitute discrimination or harassment based on race, creed, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, nationality, marital status, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.


  • 02 Apr 2021 9:28 AM | Debi Wynn

    The Glenn L. Martin Maryland Aviation Museum at Martin State Airport in Middle River, Maryland, in its 31st year of sharing aviation history and STEM with visitors, is accepting applications for a Director of Development.

    Job Title:  Director of Development, Full Time

    Remote vs Onsite requirement:  As needed.

    Job Function: Development & Fundraising Initiatives, leading to possible Director Position.   Successful candidates will  have knowledge and experience of fundraising strategies, principals, and techniques.  Considerable initiative and seasoned judgement are required. Must demonstrate strong organizational skills,  superior writing, editing, and oral communications skills, and the ability to productively support multiple priorities.

    Major Responsibilities:                                                                                                                       

    * Direct and engage in ongoing fundraising and political efforts to acquire a major $2.5M+ iconic artifact, to fund a new building site and construction of the 100K SF museum facility, and to support on going Museum programs.

    * Interact with Maryland state & county government,  business, education, military and community leaders. 

    * Bring in major donors and funding.

    Experience: minimum 10 years experience in Director/Asst. Director positions with successful and significant fundraising track record.

    Education:  Minimum of Bachelor’s degree  

    Start Date: ASAP

    Annual Contract:  $45,000-$65,000, commensurate with experience

    To Apply; Interested candidates should submit their resumes and cover letter to Mr. Jim Hayes at  martinmuseum@gmail.com by April 20, 2021.  Please include the position title in your e-mail subject line.

    Working with the Glenn L. Martin Maryland Aviation Museum will take the applicant hired on an unforgettable creative journey of challenges and inspirations while working with a team passionate for taking the Museum and its historical, educational and preservation components into the future for sharing with  current and upcoming generations of visitors.  


  • 31 Mar 2021 2:50 PM | Erik Flesch

    Are you passionate about the Driftless Area and local history and interested in sharing your enthusiasm? The Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums | City of Platteville is now recruiting for a part-time communications intern. The position will assist the Museum Director and Museum Specialist-Communications with creation of social media, marketing, newsletter, and development communications at The Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums. The Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums welcome more than 10,000 visitors per year to tour the underground 1845 Bevans Lead-Zinc Mine, to ride in a 1931 mine train, and to discover the local history of the Upper Mississippi Valley mining district through exhibit galleries.

    We offer flexible part-time (12-16 hours per week) schedule, a fun work environment, and a reciprocal agreement with dozens of regional attractions offering free or deeply discounted admission for museum employees and guests. Starting wage is $7.25-$10.00 per hour, depending on demonstrated skills and experience. Find the full job description and application form at https://www.platteville.org/jobs

    To apply: Please submit a current resume, cover letter, and City of Platteville application form (downloadable at https://www.platteville.org/jobs). Paper applications can also be picked up at City Hall or The Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums.  Completed applications should be returned to museumdirector@platteville.org or mailed to The Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums, PO Box 780, Platteville, WI 53818. Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.

    If you have questions, please contact Erik Flesch at (608) 348-3301 or museumdirector@platteville.org.


  • 30 Mar 2021 9:41 AM | Erik Flesch

    Are you passionate about the Driftless Area and local history and interested in sharing your enthusiasm? The Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums | City of Platteville is now recruiting part-time seasonal tour guides to offer guided mine tours and great customer service in the museum store. Guides will educate and entertain participants on a one-hour adventure both underground and above ground. The Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums welcome more than 10,000 visitors per year to tour the underground 1845 Bevans Lead-Zinc Mine, to ride in a 1931 mine train, and to discover the local history of the Upper Mississippi Valley mining district through exhibit galleries.

    The tour season runs from May-October 2021, with both weekend and weekday hours from 10 a.m. to 5 pm. We offer flexible part-time (14-35 hours per week) schedules, a fun work environment, and a reciprocal agreement with dozens of regional attractions offering free or deeply discounted admission for museum employees and guests. Must be able to negotiate 90 steps in and out of the mine, successfully complete guide training, and pass a city-mandated background check. Starting wage is $9-$10 per hour. Find the full job description at https://www.platteville.org/jobs.

    To apply: Please submit a current resume, cover letter, and City of Platteville application form (downloadable at https://www.platteville.org/jobs). Paper applications can also be picked up at City Hall or The Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums.  Completed applications should be returned to museumdirector@platteville.org or mailed to The Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums, PO Box 780, Platteville, WI 53818. Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.

    If you have questions, please contact Erik Flesch at (608) 348-3301 or museumdirector@platteville.org.



  • 30 Mar 2021 9:39 AM | Erik Flesch

    Are you passionate about the Driftless Area and interested in geology, environmental science, archaeology, or education? Would you like to share your enthusiasm with others? The Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums | City of Platteville is now recruiting for a part-time public history intern/seasonal tour guide. The position will balance responsibilities as a tour guide with research time. As a tour guide, the position will educate and entertain participants on a one-hour adventure both underground and above ground and offer great customer service in the museum store. Research time will allow the intern to conduct a complimentary research project based on academic interests, professional goals, skill set, experience, and needs of the Museums. The Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums welcome more than 10,000 visitors per year to tour the underground 1845 Bevans Lead-Zinc Mine, to ride in a 1931 mine train, and to discover the local history of the Upper Mississippi Valley mining district through exhibit galleries.

    The tour season runs from May-October 2021, with both weekend and weekday hours from 10 a.m. to 5 pm. We offer flexible part-time (14-35 hours per week) schedules, a fun work environment, and a reciprocal agreement with dozens of regional attractions offering free or deeply discounted admission for museum employees and guests. Must be able to negotiate 90 steps in and out of the mine, successfully complete guide training, and pass a city-mandated background check. Starting wage is $9-$10 per hour. Find the full job description and application form at https://www.platteville.org/jobs.

    To apply: Please submit a current resume, cover letter, and City of Platteville application form (downloadable at https://www.platteville.org/jobs). Paper applications can also be picked up at City Hall or The Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums.  Completed applications should be returned to museumdirector@platteville.org or mailed to The Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums, PO Box 780, Platteville, WI 53818. Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.

    If you have questions, please contact Erik Flesch at (608) 348-3301 or museumdirector@platteville.org.


  • 30 Mar 2021 9:37 AM | Erik Flesch

    Are you passionate about the Driftless Area and local history and interested in sharing your enthusiasm? The Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums | City of Platteville is now recruiting for a part-time public history intern/seasonal tour guide. The position will balance responsibilities as a tour guide with research time. As a tour guide, the position will educate and entertain participants on a one-hour adventure both underground and above ground and offer great customer service in the museum store. Research time will allow the intern to conduct a complimentary research project based on academic interests, professional goals, skill set, experience, and needs of the Museums. The Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums welcome more than 10,000 visitors per year to tour the underground 1845 Bevans Lead-Zinc Mine, to ride in a 1931 mine train, and to discover the local history of the Upper Mississippi Valley mining district through exhibit galleries.

    The tour season runs from May-October 2021, with both weekend and weekday hours from 10 a.m. to 5 pm. We offer flexible part-time (14-35 hours per week) schedules, a fun work environment, and a reciprocal agreement with dozens of regional attractions offering free or deeply discounted admission for museum employees and guests. Must be able to negotiate 90 steps in and out of the mine, successfully complete guide training, and pass a city-mandated background check. Starting wage is $9-$10 per hour. Find the full job description and application form at https://www.platteville.org/jobs.

    To apply: Please submit a current resume, cover letter, and City of Platteville application form (downloadable at https://www.platteville.org/jobs). Paper applications can also be picked up at City Hall or The Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums.  Completed applications should be returned to museumdirector@platteville.org or mailed to The Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums, PO Box 780, Platteville, WI 53818. Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.

    If you have questions, please contact Erik Flesch at (608) 348-3301 or museumdirector@platteville.org.


  • 26 Mar 2021 10:21 AM | Carole McKinney

    ASSISTANT COMMUNITY SERVICES ADMINISTRATOR (SC Rockwood Museum Director) Pay Grade 26 - Non-Union

    Salary 

    $53,621.00 - $83,185.00 Annually

    Location 

    New Castle, DE

    Job Type

    Regular Full-time

    Department

    Community Services

    Job Number

    0326ROCK21

    Closing

    4/9/2021 11:59 PM Eastern

    IMPORTANT INFORMATION

    In accordance with the Merit System Rules and Regulations, an eligible list, which will be valid for a one-year period and which will be used to fill vacancies during that period, is being established for this classification.  Applicants on the eligible list will be certified in accordance with the Merit System and appropriate union contracts.
       
    Candidates may submit online employment applications using the NEOGOV online application system available at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/nccde.
       
    EXAMINATION PROCESS: The examination process for this posting may include an evaluation of training and experience, a written examination, a computerized exam, an oral board interview examination, a performance examination or any combination of the above in order to qualify applicants for placement on the eligible list.  The eligible list will be used to fill vacancies that occur within the next year.  The appropriate number of names on the eligible list as prescribed by Merit System Section 26.03.505 will be certified to the hiring department for consideration to fill the vacant position(s).
     
    New employees are generally hired at the starting salary and may be eligible for merit increases each year upon receipt of a satisfactory performance evaluation, up to the maximum salary.
         

    New Castle County is an Equal Opportunity Employer

    JOB DESCRIPTION

    GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES:  Performs responsible managerial, supervisory, administrative, and technical work to assist in the administration of Rockwood Museum  and historic buildings and property including preservation, maintenance, programming, growing resources and engagement with the community as one of New Castle County’s Department of Community Services functions; does related work as required.  
     
    DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: An employee in this class performs a variety of managerial, administrative, supervisory, and technical work required to coordinate the activities of Rockwood Museum and historic property in the Community Services Department. Responsibilities  include visionary leadership and strategic planning, expansion of engagement with the community, growing resources,  overseeing and managing current and long-range goals and objectives, programs, property care, and security of the museum collection and facilities; various units within the Department; performing administrative, analytical and budget work; preparing and administering the operating and capital budgets including long term planning, grant writing and fundraising of Rockwood Museum; coordinating and implementing programs and services; assisting in the management and coordination of library services, community development & housing programs, and sports & recreation programs; coordinating customer service activities for the Museum; department; overseeing case management activities; and overseeing miscellaneous personnel activities.  This employee exercises judgment and works with considerable independence in interpreting and applying standards, laws, regulations, policies, and procedures to ensure the highest quality of service in all areas to the citizens of New Castle County.  This is a confidential position and often deals with sensitive matters. Depending upon the needs of the department, this employee may be required to work extended hours such as early mornings, nights and weekends.  Work is performed under general supervision.
     
    EXAMPLES OF WORK: (Illustrative Only)
     

    • Visionary leadership to include expanding Rockwood Museum’s engagement with the community, increase its visibility, and grow its resources. 
    • Manages, supervises, and oversees all of the customer service and support staff functions of Rockwood Museum in the Department of Community Services. 
    • Manages, supervises, and oversees the historic preservation and restoration of the Museum, collection, historic buildings, and gardens at Rockwood Park.
    • Serves as curator by overseeing proper acquisition, care, custody, cataloging, displaying of artifacts.
    • Plans, designs, coordinates, and oversees exhibits, creative and educational programming activities and special events held at the Museum and historic property. 
    • Seeks and obtains funding through fundraising, grants, and other sources by composing and submitting proposals.
    • Performs various community outreach and public relations activities.
    • Coordinates and works closely with the established non-profit ‘friends’ organization associated with Rockwood Museum and Park. 
    • Manages the overall operations of the museum and historic site by developing policies, procedures, and standards for operations and preservation of museum items and buildings.
    • Responsible for strategic planning and establishing short- and long-term recommendations. 
    • Manages and oversees case management for the department.
    • Coordinates and monitors work between field staff and technicians.
    • Supervises staff, makes work assignments, and evaluates performance.
    • Resolves customer service issues;
    • Develops procedures and standards for consistency within museum standards      and the department.
    • Develops and conducts training classes as necessary;
    • Attends meetings as the representative of the department;
    • Performs administrative duties including the preparation of policies, procedures, and fiscal reports;
    • Utilizes a variety of current software applications, including but not limited to, word processing and spreadsheet programs; 
    • Compiles and prepares statistical reports; 
    • Promotes an ongoing attitude of dedication to excellent public service to ensure that internal and external customers are provided with the highest quality of service;
    • Operates a personal computer and other related equipment in the course of the work;

    REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Thorough knowledge of operations of a Museum or historic building and site; through knowledge of comprehensive care and maintenance program for museum collections and facilities, including acquisition and preservation of articles, proper security. Thorough knowledge and understanding of the laws, regulations, and procedures relating to Museum and historic preservation standards, and the Department of Community Services; good knowledge of modern principles and practices of customer service; good knowledge of administrative procedures; ability to plan, budget, coordinate, supervise, and evaluate the work of technical and support staff; ability to use a variety of current software applications; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with outside agencies, legal representatives, professionals, the general public, and other employees; ability to communicate courteously and effectively, both verbally and in writing; ability to make sound decisions in accordance with museum standards, historic preservation, laws, ordinances, policies, and procedures; ability to conduct research and to prepare related reports; willingness and ability to perform a variety of assigned tasks to ensure that internal and external customers are provided with the highest quality of service.

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: At least three (3) years of experience in work related to the Community Services Department, specifically management of a Museum or historic site, library management, housing rehabilitation management, community development and housing management, or other related departmental functions, to include at least one (1) year supervisory experience and possession of a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in museum studies, historic preservation, business administration, public administration, or related field; or an equivalent combination of experience, education or training directly related to the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
     
    ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:  Must pass a Class III County physical examination and background check.
     

    APPLY NOW

    CONTACT INFORMATION

    Jacquelyn Moore
    Human Resources Administrator
    Jacquelyn.moore@newcastlede.gov


  • 17 Mar 2021 10:53 AM | Caitlin Swaim

    Visitor Services Associate 

    Position Summary: The Annapolis Maritime Museum & Park (AMM) is seeking a Visitor Services Associate who is responsible for engaging with the public to provide an educational, safe and memorable experience. The Visitor Services Associate is expected to assist with all aspects of visitor services at the museum including staffing the reception desk; general admission sales, membership promotion and retail sales; and assisting with answering questions pertaining to exhibits, museum programs, and area attractions.

    This position maintains flexible hours, including weekends, holidays, and evenings as necessary. This is a 30 hour per week position, $15 per hour. The position is located at the 723 Second Street location in Annapolis, Maryland and reports to the Guest Experience Coordinator. The museum’s operating hours are Tuesday – Sunday, 10am – 3pm. Multiple positions open.

    Job Responsibilities:

    Museum

    ·         Assists with general museum reception and visitor admission, maintaining the highest standards of customer service for all visitors

    ·         Responds effectively and knowledgeably to questions from visitors regarding all aspects of the museum including exhibit information, planned programs/events, local tourist information, along with membership and volunteer opportunities

    ·         Responsible for all opening and closing procedures for exhibition spaces and reception desk

    ·         Performs retail sales processing for museum admission, events tickets, and membership sales through museum’s software platform - Altru

    ·         Proves knowledgeable about AMM membership levels & benefits and promotes membership sales

    ·         Monitors the museum’s docks, welcomes visiting vessels, and confirms membership and docking privileges – must enforce docking protocols and sell/renew memberships as necessary

    ·         Performs routine cleaning of exhibition spaces to ensure the best possible visitor experience, this could include sweeping floors/spot mopping as necessary and cleaning windows

    ·         Completes routine/basic disinfection of exhibits for COVID-19 safety compliance

    ·         Assists Guest Experience Coordinator with heritage programs including planning and executing programs

    ·         Facilitates tours for venue rentals – provides access to spaces and answers simple questions

    ·         Answers day-of questions for caterers and vendors of venue rentals prior to the arrival of site supervisors

    ·         Troubleshoots simple technology failures with exhibits

    ·         Answers the telephone and directs calls to appropriate staff/department

    Group Sales

    ·         Manages group check-in, assists tour guides and museum educators with group management and answers questions for groups concerning the logistics of their visit including bus and vehicle parking

    ·         Supports partner tours and programming with groups like the US Lighthouse Society, Chesapeake Chapter and Capital SUP and cruises aboard the museum’s skipjack Wilma Lee

    ·         Assists Guest Experience Coorindator with group sales (booking group tours) as needed

    Gift Shop

    ·         Performs store maintenance, restocks merchandise, completes quarterly inventories, fills online orders, and maintains appearance of shop


    Qualifications:

    ·         Access to reliable transportation and college preferred, high school or G.E.D. required

    ·         Two or more years of work experience in retail or customer service position preferred

    ·         Exceptional customer service abilities, accuracy, enthusiasm and productive work ethic

    ·         Ability to deal tactfully and effectively with a diverse population of visitors and staff

    ·         Ability to work unsupervised and make safe and responsible decisions

    To apply, please email your resume to museum@amaritime.org. Please, no phone c


  • 05 Mar 2021 2:04 PM | Emma Stratton

    Development Manager

    Part Time, 14 hours per week

    Up to $20/hour, based on qualifications 


    The American Independence Museum in Exeter, NH seeks an entrepreneurial and energetic individual for the Development Manager position. The successful applicant will systemize and innovate ways to meet developmental goals, as well as propose, plan and execute as directed, appeals, visitor engagement opportunities, and member events to reach new audiences and engage existing annual supporters. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Development Manager is responsible for raising the awareness of the Museum, and the Museum’s need for support, and to meet fundraising budgetary goals for both income and individuals served. This position will demonstrate success in turning individual and business prospects, as well as visitors, into members and donors through relationship development and outreach strategies working with the Executive Director and Fundraising Committee. Working with a small part-time staff and dedicated team of volunteers, the successful applicant will assist the museum in celebrating its 30th anniversary as a museum and the 300th anniversary of its Ladd-Gilman House in 2021. Responsibilities include:


    Inspire: Growing support for our museum 

    • In conjunction with the Executive Director, develop and implement a fundraising strategy that achieves short-term goals and long-term strategic goals

    • Steward relationships with existing donors and members

    • Conduct individual prospect research and cultivate support 

    • Create effective donor and prospect communication strategy, calendar and content 

    • Maintain and manages the museum’s donor database for accuracy and clarity of information 

    • Run all reports from donor database and ensure all reports are timely, polished and professional

    • Process all gifts including database entry and acknowledgments in a timely and professional manner 

    • Manage and promote museum individual membership program (approximately 200 members) to include membership benefits, membership events, The Broadside eblasts and yearly membership appeals

    • Write, implement and manage all fundraising-related communication including, but not limited to, annual appeal, annual report and membership appeal/renewal mailings and e-mails

    • Manage corporate partner program (approximately 20 members) including sponsorship outreach, prospect research and engagement 

    • Develop and implement ways to increase giving at museum through appeals, drives and campaigns

    • Support Executive Director in promoting museum’s planned giving program 

    • Support Executive Director in the planning and execution of fundraising and membership events

    Engage: Volunteers and Partnerships 

    • Work with team to coordinate giving opportunities around large-scale public events such as the American Independence Festival

    • Serve as staff lead on the museum’s Fundraising Committee

    • Assist with museum operations and programs, as needed 


    The ideal candidate will have experience and proficiency in non-profit fundraising. Excellent written and verbal communication abilities, strong interpersonal and organizational skills, and the talent to effectively manage multiple priorities are essential. The successful candidate will be a self-starter, enjoy working on a team, possess essential computer literacy skills including Microsoft Office, and be able to think creatively in all aspects of their work. Experience with Little Green Light a plus. Candidate must be comfortable engaging with donors and members remotely and, when safe to do so, in-person. This position is 14 hours (2-3 days) per week year-round with the potential for additional hours pending the success of the program. The museum offers PTO, flexible schedules and professional development. Schedule to be decided between candidate and Executive Director, and is based out of the Ladd-Gilman House in Exeter, NH. Due to COVID-19, staff are working remotely; applicant should be able to work remotely or on site. We are an equal opportunity employer. 


    To apply:

    Submit cover letter and resume to Emma Stratton, Executive Director, via email at director@independencemuseum.org. Applications due by Monday, April 5. No phone calls please.


    About the American Independence Museum:

    Opened to the public in 1991, the American Independence Museum includes the 1721 Ladd-Gilman House, a National Landmark property, and the Folsom Tavern, built in 1775.  The museum tells the surprising stories of the American Revolution and inspires civic engagement today. The museum operates seasonally from May-November with programs year-round in Folsom Tavern and online. The museum's permanent collection includes an original Dunlap Broadside of the Declaration of Independence and early drafts of the U.S. Constitution. Learn more at www.independencemuseum.org


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