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  • 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

    To apply: Please submit a current resume, cover letter, and City of Platteville application form (downloadable at Paper applications can also be picked up at City Hall or The Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums.  Completed applications should be returned to 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

  • 26 Mar 2021 10:21 AM | Carole McKinney

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


    $53,621.00 - $83,185.00 Annually


    New Castle, DE

    Job Type

    Regular Full-time


    Community Services

    Job Number



    4/9/2021 11:59 PM Eastern


    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
    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


    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.



    Jacquelyn Moore
    Human Resources Administrator

  • 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:


    ·         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


    ·         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 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 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

  • 03 Mar 2021 5:27 PM | Anonymous

    Gunston Hall is pleased to announce a part-time guest services position at an unparalleled historic site on scenic Mason Neck in Fairfax County, Virginia. We are seeking a candidate who is friendly, people-oriented, loves history, and is eager to share Gunston Hall’s story with visitors. Guest services staff divide their time between the visitor center and the mansion, and in some seasons guest services staff spend significant time in outdoor locations. Their responsibilities center on ensuring a positive and content-rich experience at Gunston Hall.

    Specifically, guest services staff:

    • ·         project a positive image, serving as an ambassador for the museum;
    • ·         greet visitors, in a pleasant and welcoming manner;
    • ·         lead tours that are accurate and engaging for visitors of all ages;
    • ·         assist with the preparation for and implementation of public programs and special events;
    • ·         promote and relay accurate information about planned programs and events;
    • ·         monitor the museum exhibitions in the visitor center, period room installations in the mansion, and reproduction outbuildings;
    • ·         interact with visitors throughout their time on the property;
    • ·         answer telephones;
    • ·         schedule tours and special events;
    • ·         keep accurate records, including admissions records;
    • ·         reconcile cash and charge receipts;
    • ·         support other projects related to Gunston Hall’s educational mission.

    The ideal candidate will be interested in history, solution-oriented, detail-oriented, able to adapt to changing circumstances, and committed to presenting Gunston Hall in the best possible light to teachers, students, program attendees, museum visitors, and other members of the general public.

    This position reports to the Education Manager. It requires:

    • ·         excellent customer service skills;
    • ·         responsibility and trustworthiness;
    • ·         knowledge of basic office procedures;
    • ·         ability to read and write the English language and to understand, follow, and give oral instructions;
    • ·         knowledge of computers, telephone systems, audio-visual equipment, and cash registers;
    • ·         ability to reconcile cash and credit card receipts;
    • ·         ability to maintain an electronic calendar in order to schedule events;
    • ·         exhibition of professional manner and dress at all times;
    • ·         ability to multi-task;
    • ·         ability to lift up to 25 pounds.

    Both weekend and weekday shifts are available; applicants should expect to work two to three days a week, including at least one weekend day. This is an hourly (wage) position, earning $10.87. It does not have health insurance, retirement or paid leave.

    To apply please send a letter of interest, resume, and Commonwealth of Virginia application* to Lacey Villiva, Education Manager, at

    Applications are due by March 26, 2021.  We will begin reviewing applications as they arrive, therefore the position might close early. 

    Gunston Hall is an equal opportunity employer.

    *To submit a Commonwealth of Virginia Job Application, please visit You will need to create an account, fill out a draft application, and email a copy of the application saved as a pdf.

  • 22 Feb 2021 4:42 PM | Andrea Rolleri

     The Kennebunkport Historical Society was established in 1952 with the purpose of preserving and presenting the history, art and culture of Kennebunkport.  The Historical Society has an extensive reference, pictorial and artifact collection and has published several books on local history. Programs on the history of the Kennebunkport community are offered throughout the year and are typically organized and often presented by volunteers. The Society’s membership currently exceeds 300 and it employs an Executive Director. The successful candidate has an opportunity to guide the organization into its future growth, expanding its role as a key visitor attraction within the community while maintaining the Kennebunkport Historical Society’s reputation for excellence.

    The Executive Director manages the day-to-day activities and operations, directing and coordinating the work with a part-time assistant and approximately 30-40 volunteers. The Executive Director must be able to create an atmosphere that invites volunteer spirit and inspires members and others to give their time and talent to the benefit of the organization. The Executive Director position requires an understanding of finances including budgets, financial reports and investments and coordinates with a bookkeeper (an independent contractor). The Executive Director will work closely with the Board of Directors and committees while assuming the overall leadership role in guiding all administrative, fund raising, fiscal, and community-oriented activities and programs.

    The ideal candidate will possess a relevant bachelor's degree and a minimum of 2 years work in a related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience, demonstrating managerial experience to support a non-profit organization. Experience in a museum or historical society and an understanding of museum practices is beneficial, as well as basic computer skills (e.g. Word, Excel, Publisher and QuickBooks) and experience using museum management software (Past Perfect). Proven experience in the ability to plan, design and oversee fund raising campaigns and grant applications is necessary.  This position requires a self-starter, with excellent written and verbal skills including public speaking. You will be the public face of the Society continuing to build strong relationships with the town of Kennebunkport and surrounding communities.

    This is a full-time position. Salary range $45-65K+ commensurate with experience and proven record of success. To apply, please email (subject line: “Executive Director Search”) a cover letter indicating previous relevant work, a resume, and contact information for three references to: Kirsten Camp,

  • 09 Feb 2021 12:33 PM | Four Rivers Cultural Center

    Status: Open, Receiving Applications Feb. 1 - March 19 | Some relocation assistance available

    Reports to: Board of Directors

    Schedule: Monday - Friday, some evenings and weekends

    Classification: Full-time, exempt

    Location: 676 S.W. 5th Avenue, Ontario, Oregon

    The Four Rivers Cultural Center, a small community cultural and arts nonprofit organization in Ontario, Oregon, seeks an experienced, energetic, creative, and goal-oriented leader to serve as Executive Director.

    Job Summary

    The Four Rivers Cultural Center invites applications for the position of Executive Director. Four Rivers Cultural Center is a 501(c)3 nonprofit located in eastern Oregon (Ontario, Oregon). Through its multifaceted facility and missional programming, the Cultural Center combines the best qualities of a small community and large experiences. With nearly 80,000 visitors, 60 year-round events, and numerous multicultural communities, the Cultural Center is remarkably human-centered, focused on creating a more vibrant community by providing free and low cost programs to empower all individuals to live their best story for a collective brighter future.  

    The Four Rivers Cultural Center is committed to developing a diverse workforce and community, and to modeling an inclusive organization which values the expression of difference in ways that promote excellence in learning, personal development, and institutional success. We strongly encourage applications that are in keeping with this commitment.


    The Four Rivers Cultural Center seeks an executive director for its community-focused nonprofit, the centerpiece for arts, culture, community, education, and history within the Western Treasure Valley region. The executive director will be a visionary leader, relationship builder, and networker who embraces diverse perspectives. The Cultural Center engages with and serves the community and numerous stakeholders. The Executive Director supervises a staff of 6-10 staff and will report to the Board of Directors. 

    Key opportunities and challenges for Executive Director of the Four Rivers Cultural Center include the following:

    • Visionary Leadership: Developing and communicating a vision for arts, culture, community, education and history, that is inclusive, expansive, creative, and sustainable. The Cultural Center must function in the post-pandemic world in ways that promote and celebrate art, culture, community, education, and history in everyday life, create opportunities for experimentation and growth while simultaneously ensuring programming that is accessible and enriching. The Executive Director will further the aims and ambitions of the Cultural Center’s mission and do so in a manner that cultivates partnership and enthusiasm amongst the community, supporters, and staff. The Executive Director will be an advocate for the arts, culture, and history in their branding, fundraising, community relations, and other cultivation efforts.

    • Access and Inclusion: Position the Cultural Center as a critical organization for diverse perspectives and experiences through art, community, culture, education and history for all individuals. Key challenges include: 1) establishing the Cultural Center as a major point of connection and inclusivity for youth, student, adults, senior citizens, families, visiting talent, supporter, staff, and local communities; 2) increasing the Center’s accessibility, both conceptually and physically, to surrounding communities and local region; 3) shaping the operations and programming of the Cultural Center to engage the community and greater Four Rivers area.

    • Administration and Operations: Steward the resources (financial, personnel, and spaces) with an eye toward collaboration and sustainability, and encourage the professional development of staff. The Executive Director will develop strategic and operational plans that create and maintain a thriving Center, value and support current strengths, and foresee future challenges and opportunities. The Executive Director will be a steward of the Center's resources.

    • Financial Performance and Viability: Develop efficient resources to ensure the financial health of the organization. The Executive Director will lead and be responsible for overseeing the annual budget as well as the fiscal integrity of the organization. A specific challenge will be leading strategic goals and objectives to increase multiple streams of revenue.  Additionally, the Executive Director will identify and apply to grantors and foundations to support missional programming. 

    Specific Responsibilities, organized according to key opportunities listed above:

    Visionary Leadership

    • Be an advocate for the arts, culture, and history in general and for the Center in particular in several community-wide activities related to strategic planning, visitors, advancement, communications, and sustainability.  This advocacy extends beyond the facility to engage with the vibrant and diverse community in the Four Rivers region.

    • Produce a diverse program that is collaborative, thought-provoking, and sustainable, and is distinctive in its willingness to meet community needs. 

    • Create and maintain a coherent identity for the Center which is consistent with its mission.

    • Facilitate the cooperation and collaboration among staff and stakeholders needed for the Center to remain and expand as a vibrant, cultural force in the community.

    • Enhance the Center’s image by being active and visible in the community and by working closely with other professional, civic and private organizations in partnership to devise compelling programs jointly.

    • Act using Partnership principles of integrity, respect, humility and inclusion internally and externally to advance community goals and outcomes.

    • Consistently and professionally represent the Center, as the principal spokesperson, to members of the media, governmental agencies, local civic groups, other non-profit and social service agencies, and the larger Western Treasure Valley  business community.

    • Communicate regularly with the Board of Directors regarding goals and vision of the Center. Communicate effectively with the Board and providing, in a timely and accurate manner, all information necessary for the Board to function properly and to make informed decisions.

    • Lead the Four Rivers Cultural Center in a manner that supports, reflects, and guides the organization’s mission as defined by the Board of Directors.

    • Present issues and recommendations for the Board of Directors’ review, discussion, input and action and work to implement the plans and policies authorized by the board.

    • Other duties as assigned by the Board of Directors.

    Access & Inclusion

    • Utilize the  Center as a platform for dialogue and exchange among diverse people and communities. Initiate dialogues where faculty, staff, and student voices inspire innovation and long-term impact.

    • Remove barriers to participation and create welcoming and inclusive spaces and programming.

    • Oversee communication plans that express the value and role of access, inclusivity, and diversity throughout the Center's programming.

    • Utilize the Center's current local initiatives and community connections to forge strong, cooperative community relationships by fostering partnerships with arts, community, cultural, educational and historical organizations and individuals. 

    Operations & Administration

    • Direct and manage overall operations, including community relations, fundraising, marketing, programming, operations, production, and finance.

    •  Responsible for hiring, management and retention of a diverse, highly qualified staff and volunteers by providing career coaching, growth, and personal development for workers. Staffing of 6-10. 

    • Oversee annual budget and ensure stewardship of funds are in alignment with the goals of the Center.

    • Responsible for effective administration of operations.

    • Responsible for signing all notes, agreements and other instruments made and entered into and on behalf of the organization.

    • Oversee the negotiating, creating, and executing contracts for artists, staff, independent contractors and vendors.

    • Collaboratively establish and assess strategic goals while assessing risks, organizing activities, and operational priorities. This includes ensuring the Center's strategic planning and operations align with industry best practices.

    Financial Performance and Viability

    • Lead and manage fundraising, marketing, and event planning staff to drive achievable results.

    • Develop strategies and objectives to increase other revenue streams for the Cultural Center.

    • Support year-round efforts to submit requests to grantors and foundations for the Center’s programming and oversee grant guidelines and deadline reports. 

    • Responsible for the fiscal integrity of the Center including submission of proposed annual budget and monthly financial statements.

    •  Responsible for fiscal management in association with Finance Director to anticipate operating within the approved budget, ensure maximum resource utilization, and maintenance of the organization in a positive financial position. 

    Minimal Qualifications

    • Strong leadership skills and ability to inspire and influence staff, supporters, board members, and community.

    • Proven ability to independently manage multiple priorities in a fast paced and deadline driven environment, with high quality and quantitative output.

    • Knowledge of basic accounting, budgeting and strategic plan development. 

    • Working knowledge of physical and staffing operations. 

    • An understanding of and commitment to the Four Rivers Cultural Center mission.

    • Demonstrated ability to advocate for the art, culture, and history in and out of the facility.

    • Ability to work with diverse stakeholders and have challenging conversations, especially relating to issues of thriving, inclusion, diversity, and engagement.

    • Excellent negotiation skills. 

    • Exceptional public-speaking skills.

    • Maintain customer service in times of multiple demands.

    • Skills to develop and maintain strong relationships with key external stakeholders, influencers, partners, donors, volunteers.

    • Ability to develop and sustain a clarity of vision and strategic focus; ability to balance competing demands well; effectively plan, establish, articulate, and maintain effective organizational and operational priorities.

    • Strong oral and written communication skills; strong interpersonal communication skills; presentation skills; organizational skills.

    • Sense of humor and eagerness for personal and professional growth.

    • Knowledge of trends in arts/culture/history and arts/culture/historical management. 

    • Comprehensive knowledge and experience in nonprofit fundraising and marketing.

    • Comprehensive knowledge of Microsoft Office and other software.

    • Familiarity and/or experience with grant writing, grant process, plus, grant managing and reporting.

    Education & Experience

    • A bachelor’s or advanced degree relevant to the position, and 5 years experience including at least three years managerial experience. 

    • Minimum of five years applicable work experience performing skills related to the nature of the position and three of those years serving as management and supervisory capacity. 

    • Experience in fiscal management of a nonprofit organization. 

    • Proven record of collaborative working relationships with faculty, students, staff, administration, community members, the media, and the arts, culture, or historical community.

    • Demonstrated personal and professional commitment to and experience in advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion.

    Interested applicants should submit the following:

    • resume/CV

    • letter of intent addressing the opportunities and challenges above

    • materials, resources, or links related to development of art, community, cultural, educational, or historical projects

    • list of references

    Review of applications will begin after March 19 


    From $50,000 to $56,000 annual. There is room for improvement. 


    Submit applications to and Questions? Send an email or call (917) 705.4264. 

  • 08 Feb 2021 10:14 AM | Morgan Pierce

    Position Description

    Title: Executive Director

    Classification: Full-Time, Exempt

    Schedule: Monday-Friday (9am-5pm). Some weekends and evenings required.

    Reports to: Board of Directors

    Location: 113 S. Commerce Street, Culpeper, Virginia 22701

    The Museum of Culpeper History is a community history museum whose mission is to collect, preserve, interpret and promote the history of Culpeper, Virginia by engaging diverse audiences and educating visitors. The Museum is located in the historic train depot in downtown Culpeper and serves as the primary historical attraction in the county. The Executive Director works closely with the Board of Directors and museum staff to advance the mission of the Museum. The Executive Director is primarily responsible for directing the daily management and operations of the museum, designing and developing programs and exhibits, and overseeing fundraising activities as well as the management of collections and finances.


    • ·  Provide leadership and oversight to all aspects of daily operations and assure the facility is well-maintained and the collections and exhibits are interpreted and preserved to the highest standard. Work with staff, volunteers and interns while assisting donors, visitors, and researchers.
    • ·  Prepare a monthly report for the Board of Directors (BOD) to include attendance and shop sales, membership and donation data, upcoming events, and recent exhibit and collection updates. Engage board members through greater volunteer opportunities, philanthropy, event participation, and other areas utilizing member skills and knowledge. Work closely with BOD to develop, refine and implement policies, budgets, fundraising campaigns, and strategic plans.
    • ·  Oversee the financial management of museum accounts and complete payroll in coordination with contract bookkeeper. Prepare an annual budget for approval by the BOD and work with BOD members to increase revenue and manage a balanced budget.
    • ·  Lead and administer fundraising campaigns, membership appeal, Heritage Cabinet endowment and Legacy giving programs. Prepare donation acknowledgements and maintain a donor and membership database.
    • ·  Research, write, and appeal for annual grants from the Town of Culpeper and Culpeper County. Seek out and write grant applications from potential grant-giving foundations and other sources.
    • ·  Plan, coordinate and execute fundraising and special events for members, donors and the community in the Museum and in other locations
    • ·  Research and develop new exhibitions and regularly rotate exhibits throughout the year. Assure that all exhibitions are adequately labeled and that displayed objects are in excellent condition.
    • ·  Maintain existing collections of objects, photographs, and archival materials as well as those objects on loan to the MCH. Properly store and exhibit objects according to best practices. Seek out new acquisitions and loans. Carefully review collections for deaccession material.
    • ·  Work with the Education Coordinator to develop and market engaging in-house and outreach programs and activities and work closely with local public and private schools, home-school groups, and camps.
    • ·  Work with the Education Coordinator to build upon the existing volunteer program by improving the incentives provided, developing regular volunteer events, and creating a “family-friendly” atmosphere that is welcoming to new volunteers and keeps our volunteer core engaged.
    • ·  Enhance the community visibility through the marketing of museum events by developing social media posts, maintaining the website, regularly sending e-mail updates, building relationships with local news outlets and garnering routine coverage, and develop mailings for special events.
    • ·  Purchase and discover new shop inventory to increase revenue and walk-in visitation and work with Shop Manager to manage shop appearance, inventory, and presentation.
    • ·  Develop greater community relations with local organizations through partnerships and regular communications with (for example) local governance, Department of Tourism, Culpeper Library, Friends of Cedar Mountain Battlefield, Brandy Station Battlefield Association, Friends of Culpeper Battlefields, Windmore Foundation, Culpeper Chamber of Commerce, Culpeper Renaissance Inc., and other local and state entities which may impact the MCH.
    • ·  All other duties required to operate an efficient and well-managed museum and 501c3 organization.


    • ·  Bachelor’s degree is required. An advanced degree is preferred.
    • ·  5+ years of museum or historic site experience with progressive leadership responsibility and staff supervision is preferred.


    • ·  Professional experience with non-profit, business, or museum management with expertise in fundraising, relationship building, and collections management.
    • ·  Present a professional appearance, attitude, and demeanor at all times.
    • ·  Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
    • ·  Demonstrate effective organizational and time management skills with the ability to prioritize and multi-task efficiently.
    • ·  Capable of working independently and leading a team with wide-ranging skill sets.
    • ·  Be creative, highly motivated, outgoing, and detail oriented with a strong work ethic.
    • ·  Demonstrate the ability to handle sensitive situations with discretion.
    • ·  Strong computer skills with a working knowledge of PastPerfect, Quickbooks, Microsoft Office, and various social media platforms.
    • ·  Available to work weekends and evenings as needed.
    • ·  Knowledge of Virginia history and Culpeper, Virginia a plus.
    • ·  Strength and mobility to perform all duties, including lifting objects, stooping, bending, climbing ladders and working in tiring and occasional uncomfortable positions.
    • ·  Valid driver’s license.


    Salary range of $40,000 - $50,000, commensurate with experience. Benefits include paid holidays and paid leave.


    Please email director@culpepermuseum.comwith resume, cover letter, and the names of two references. Please include ‘EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’ in the subject line. No phone calls please. Deadline for applications is February 26, 2021.

    Due to the ongoing public health emergency all staff are required to adhere to specific guidelines for workplace, employee, and visitor health and safety.

    The Museum of Culpeper History is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

  • 22 Jan 2021 11:35 AM | Sara Ganter

    The Rehoboth Art League in Rehoboth Beach, DE, is seeking a Collections Manager. This position will be a part-time, contractual employee, who will be responsible for the oversight and organization of the Rehoboth Art League’s Permanent Collection, which encompasses hundreds of pieces of fine art (2D and 3D) as well as antiquities, objects, and archives. Additional information about the position and details about qualifications can be found on our website. This is a two-year, grant funded contract position with a pay rate of $20/hour and the opportunity for renewal. Candidates are asked to submit a cover letter and resume to No calls please. 

    Position Summary
    The Collections Manager is responsible for the oversight and organization of the Rehoboth Art League’s Permanent Collection, encompassing hundreds of pieces of fine art (2D and 3D) as well as antiquities, objects, and archives.

    Key Functions
    • Provides administrative support for all aspects of collections care, following and implementing accepted museum professional standards and practices.
    • 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
    • Implement, populate, and maintain the collections management software.
    • Maintain catalogue records and create new records, both digital and paper, for existing pieces as well as newly acquired pieces; maintain paper files and archives.
    • Organize documentation including provenance history for new accessions and research documentation for deaccessioning.
    • Coordinate and manage documentation for deeds of gift, bequests, and donations.
    • Responsible for system security, digitization of images to be included in the database, periodic software upgrades and database system migrations, metadata development and development of database search capabilities.
    • Manage user access and training staff and interns on the use of the system as needed.
    • Manage and negotiate copyright permissions for use of artworks in collections and exhibition publications, archives, publicity, marketing, catalogues, websites, e-communication, and related uses.
    • In collaboration with staff and the Collections Committee, establish object conservation priorities and plan/implement the safe storage of all works in the collection.
    • Oversee monitoring of environmental conditions, including room humidity and temperature, in all collections spaces

    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

    • Bachelor’s degree, with preference given to those with degrees in arts-related fields.
    • Thorough knowledge of museum policies, practices, and procedures.
    • Knowledge of and experience with collections management and digital asset management systems
    • Familiarity with photographic equipment, including scanners, SLR cameras, and software
    • Outstanding organizational skills and attention to detail
    • Excellent project management and leadership skills.
    • Skilled in necessary computer applications, including Mac and PC environments • Ability to organize and execute programs simultaneously
    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
    • Commitment to continuous professional self-development.
    •Ability to quickly grasp new software programs Physical Abilities and Requirements
    • Sitting and working with a computer
    • Lifting and moving files, boxes, artwork etc. up to 30 pounds
    • Climbing ladders, moving artwork and objects

    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

  • 15 Jan 2021 9:57 AM | Sharry Knock

    The director will promote and market the legacy of Laura Ingalls Wilder, manage the business, hire and supervise staff, oversee facilities, give guided tours, preserve artifacts, create programs and exhibits, and conduct non-profit fundraising.

    Visit our website for a detailed list of job responsibilities:


          Education: Minimum high school diploma/ GED equivalent

          Excellent communication (both written and verbal) and interpersonal skills. This includes the ability to connect with people from diverse racial and socioeconomic backgrounds and inspire others about Laura’s legacy. Must be willing to give guided tours of Society’s historic buildings.

          Experience managing staff of all ages and work in a face-paced environment.

          Strong planning, strategy, financial, and budgeting skills.

           Knowledge of preserving historic buildings and artifacts is a plus


    Compensation is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

    The salary range for this position is $35,000 - $40,000.

    Full time employees are given one week of vacation during the first 5 years of employment and two weeks of vacation after 6 years of employment. Also, full time employees are given Christmas thru New Years as additional paid vacation time.

    Application Instructions

    Please submit the following materials to with the subject line “Executive Director Application”. Send application in one pdf file.

          Cover Letter


             Three (3) professional references

    Application Deadline is February 15, 2021

    No Phone Calls

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