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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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  • 04 Sep 2021 4:30 PM | Michael Lafreniere

    SUMMARY

    The Executive Director of Tacoma Historical Society (THS) is responsible for implementing the Society’s mission. Serves as a highly effective ambassador and liaison with external publics, including city residents, community groups, corporate and governmental sectors. Assists the Board of Directors with strategic planning, fundraising and grant development, board development, corporate memberships, and in meeting financial objectives. Supervises daily operations of the THS Museum and schedules, social media, marketing, and communications. Supports events and board committees, leads community outreach initiatives, and coordinates with other part-time positions. Supervises the Curator, Registrar, Communications Manager as well as temporary staff, interns, and volunteers. Reports to Board of Directors at monthly meetings.

    This is a part-time position, approximately 30 hours per week; salary $38,000+, hourly rate DOQ & DOE. 

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Represents the organization to agencies, organizations, and the general public, establishing effective working relationships and cooperative arrangements.
    • Assists the Board in meeting the Society’s financial objectives by providing leadership and creative vision for the planning, growth, and administration of the Society and Museum.
    • Promotes active and broad participation by volunteers in all areas of the Society’s work, while maintaining a climate that attracts, retains, and motivates a diverse volunteer staff of top-quality people.
    • Assures effective operation of the THS Museum, including staffing during open hours, facilitating the recruitment, training, and scheduling of volunteers, and communicating with the facility’s building manager.
    • Supports the Curator to assure effective stewardship of the museum’s collections, planning and executing exhibits and community outreach.
    • Coordinates the work of committees and staff, focusing on mission and strategic goals.
    • Maintains official records and documents, including official correspondence of the Society, and ensures compliance with relevant federal, state and local regulations.
    • Works with board officers and designated board members to develop grant proposals and donation funding to further the work of the Society. Writes proposals in coordination with the Board or its designee, obtains Board approval, maintains thorough records, and provides copies of the relevant documents to the Secretary.
    • Works with board officers and designated board members on fundraising and board development to support organizational advancement and long-term strategic goals.
    • Develops essential corporate relationships, actively seeking new and renewing corporate memberships in conjunction with members of the Board.
    • Assist the board treasurer in the preparation of the Society’s annual budget, in consultation with the Executive Committee and Board.
    • Coordinates and executes marketing and social media plans to increase awareness of the Society and Tacoma history. This includes use of social media, press releases, community calendars, emailed and print communications, and related activities.
    • Oversees maintenance and development of web site to advance its increasingly effective role as the public face of the organization.
    • Promotes and publicizes the activities of the organization, its programs and goals, with special emphasis on the spring Historic Homes of Tacoma tour and the fall Destiny Dinner, in coordination with relevant committee chairs.
    • Serves as primary representative with related external organizations. Develops and executes collaborative programming in alignment with Society’s strategic plan.
    • Maintains current knowledge of developments and trends in the museum/heritage field, including exhibits, marketing/communications, and educational standards.

    APPLICATION DEADLINE
    Search and selection procedures will be closed when a sufficient number of qualified candidates have been identified, but no earlier than September 24, 2021.  

    APPLICATION PROCEDURE
    Submit required documents via email at directorsearch@tacomahistory.org by September 24, 2021.

    REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

    • Resume
    • Letter of Interest that addresses these topics:
      • Brief summary of your qualifications and reasons for your application
      • Brief description of how Tacoma Historical Society would benefit from your leadership and expertise
    • List of three professional references, including their contact information and relationship to you 

    ABOUT TACOMA HISTORICAL SOCIETY
    Tacoma Historical Society is a volunteer-supported 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation dedicated to the preservation, promotion and presentation of Tacoma’s history, connecting generations with the many stories of our city’s past. For more details about THS and its current activities, please visit its website at www.TacomaHistory.org.


  • 03 Sep 2021 2:04 PM | Caitlin Swaim

    Job Title: Visitor Services Intern

    Location: Annapolis Maritime Museum & Park 

    Employment Type: Part-Time/Temporary

    Description:

    Under the direct supervision of the Assistant Museum Manager, the Visitor Services Intern will be responsible for researching innovative ways of engaging with the community, developing a new tour of the exhibition, and assisting at the visitor welcome desk for the Annapolis Maritime Museum & Park. At the conclusion of the internship, the Intern will produce two final products including: (1) a new tour of the museum’s exhibit Our Changing Waterfront, and (2) a comprehensive community engagement plan. To achieve these final products, the intern will present up to three research proposals for new interpretive tours as well as a project plan for community engagement for consideration by the Assistant Museum Manager. The Intern will deliver their new tour for the public and museum staff. The ideal candidate will have experience in administrative support, exhibitions, and communication with the public.

    Candidate must be available for a minimum 30 hours per week for 8 weeks. Preference is given to candidates willing to work most of their hours in-person and on-site. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, a portion of this internship may be fulfilled virtually. Remote work can be supported if a student possesses appropriate computer equipment, software, and internet connection. Alternatively, equipment may be used if needed in person at the office. We will provide an in-person workspace following COVID guidelines and office/staff policies.

    Below identifies the essential responsibilities of the position, but they are not exclusive:

    • Research and present up to three interpretive tours, within the parameters provided by AMM staff, of the exhibition Our Changing Waterfront.
    • Upon selection of final tour topic, write, build, and launch new interpretive tour. Lead new tour for AMM staff and the public.
    • Develop volunteer training materials specific to the newly developed tour.
    • Present up to three community engagement proposals for consideration by the Assistant Museum Manager.
    • Assist Staff in managing the museum’s visitor welcome desk by answering visitor questions about the museum, events, and Museum mission.
    • Create documents such as a volunteer handbook, wayfinding guides, and promotional materials.
    • Complete other duties as assigned.

    Job Role: Visitor Services, Curators, and Education; Historians

    How many to hire: 1

    Approximate Salary: Unpaid

    Job Location: 723 Second Street Annapolis, MD 21403

    Required Documents: Resume and Writing Sample

    School years: Open to all

    Please email museum@amaritime.org with your application. 


  • 03 Sep 2021 12:17 PM | Ann Bennett

     Museum Manager

     The Laurel Historical Society is seeking an individual to assist with managing the open hours at the Laurel Museum and completing museum operations and administrative duties. This position requires the ability of the Manager to staff our open hours, Friday through Sunday, 12-4 pm, for a total of 15 hours per week (with the possibility of additional work or special events). 

     This entry-level position is ideal for an emerging museum professional or someone seeking part-time employment in a small museum environment. Spanish language skills are a bonus. 

     The primary responsibilities of this position include: 

     Museum Operations: 

    • responsible for the opening and closing of the Laurel Museum (using both key and security codes)
    • coverage of the front desk and Museum Shop during the open hours
    • serve as the point of contact (assess, communicate, and monitor) for the Museum during open hours (Friday-Sunday, 12-4 pm) when other staff is off-site.
    • actively greet and orient visitors to the exhibit, the Museum’s history, and/or Laurel’s history
    • promote the Laurel Historical Society (our programs, events, and volunteer opportunities, etc.) with visitors
    • conduct shop sales using Square and handle cash, credit cards, and checks (and associated paperwork)
    • maintain the daily general tidiness of the exhibit galleries, museum shop, and public spaces
    • work with staff and volunteers to maintain volunteer schedules and training opportunities

     

    Administrative Duties: 

    • monitor phone messages, emails, and check the PO box (at local post office)
    • data entry tasks - such as processing membership dues and donations
    • support event registration and off-site events (local) as needed
    • pack and ship online shop orders as needed
    • monitor inventory of supplies and equipment
    • use Microsoft Publisher and online tools to assist with the creation of signage and marketing materials
    • Other duties as assigned by Executive Director

     

    The Laurel Historical Society is a small community museum and archives with a strong volunteer corps and active Board of Directors dedicated to preserving and interpreting the history and cultural heritage of Laurel, Maryland.

     The position reports directly to the Executive Director.  This position requires the ability to walk up and down two flights of “historic” winder steps and lift up to 15lbs.

     The pay for this position is between $12-15 per hour. To be considered, please email a cover letter and resume to director@laurelhistoricalsociety.org. This position will be filled as soon as possible. The deadline to apply is September 17, 2021. 

  • 25 Aug 2021 4:00 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 $11. 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 lvilliva@gunstonhall.org.

    Gunston Hall is an equal opportunity employer.

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


  • 17 Aug 2021 12:29 PM | Stacie Vodra

    Montgomery History, located in Rockville, MD seeks a skilled, experienced, and enthusiastic professional for the position of Development and Communications Manager. The successful candidate will be an integral part of our team and will advance the organization’s mission by helping to build our base of support and increase awareness of and engagement in our activities.

    About Montgomery History

    Montgomery History collects, preserves, interprets, and shares the histories of all of Montgomery County’s residents. To that end, we undertake the following activities:

    • operate the Jane C. Sween Research Library and Special Collections, the county’s most comprehensive historical library;
    • manage the County’s  official government archives;
    • maintain a 10,000-item collection of historic artifacts;
    • deliver a wide variety of educational programming, both in-person and online, including the annual Montgomery County History Conference, the county’s National  History Day event, streaming History Conversations, and the award-winning Speakers Bureau;
    • operate the Stonestreet Museum of 19th Century Medicine on the campus of the City of Rockville’s c. 1815 Beall-Dawson House; and
    • provide a home for the Harper Center for Suburban Studies.

    Responsibilities

    The Development and Communications Manager will report to and work closely with the Executive Director and the Development Committee of the Board of Directors. Responsibilities include:

    Development (65%)

    • Prepare letters of inquiry, funding requests, and other materials to solicit funds from foundations, government agencies, businesses, and organizations.
    • Oversee all aspects of membership solicitations, project-specific appeals, and Annual Fund campaign.
    • Manage major giving program and support efforts to secure planned gifts.
    • Produce timely donor updates and reports.
    • Organize periodic donor cultivation and stewardship events.
    • Research prospective individual donors, businesses, and foundations.
    • Design and produce regular fundraising reports.
    • Solicits donations of product and/or in-kind support from businesses and individuals.
    • Ensure prompt and personalized gift acknowledgement and recognition.

    Communications (35%)

    • Oversee production of periodic outreach publications, including the schedule, writing, design/layout, editing, and distribution.
    • Develop and coordinate the production of promotional materials related to fundraising and program activities.
    • Maintain, update, and improve website content and design.
    • Oversee social media presence on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
    • Draft and distribute e-newsletters to our email list every other week.

    Requirements:

    • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent;
    • Impeccable writing skills;
    • At least three years of professional development experience (may include time spent in internships and volunteer work);
    • Demonstrated track record of success using a variety of fundraising techniques including special events, corporate sponsorships, foundation proposals, and membership;
    • Highly organized, thorough, and detail-oriented;
    • Organizational and time management skills;
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Wordpress, and social media platforms;
    • Familiarity with graphic design techniques;
    • Prior experience in developing promotional materials such as brochures, fact sheets, newsletters, and press releases;
    • Availability to work occasional evenings and weekends;
    • Creativity, inquisitiveness, flexibility, and good humor; and
    • A valid driver’s license.

    Preferred skills and experience:

    • Experience working with 4-figure and higher donors and prospects;
    • Experience working with a donor database or customer relationship management (CRM) software;
    • HTML/website maintenance experience;
    • Photography and video experience;
    • Desktop publishing experience, especially with InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator;
    • Experience working in a small nonprofit setting;
    • Knowledge of the history and culture of Montgomery County, Maryland.

    To Apply

    This is a permanent, full-time position with occasional weekend and evening hours required. Because programs and events may be located throughout Montgomery County, access to reliable transportation is required. The starting salary will be $48,000 to $52,000 with an opportunity for increases as the organization prospers. The benefit package includes health insurance and Federal holidays.

    To apply, please email your resume, a cover letter explaining your interest in history and why you are a good fit for this position, three professional references, and a short fundraising writing sample to Matthew Logan, Executive Director at info@MontgomeryHistory.org. Type “Application for Development and Communications Manager” in the subject line. No phone calls please. All applicants will be notified their application has been received. Selected applicants will be contacted for telephone and/or in-person interviews.


  • 14 Aug 2021 2:58 PM | Kristen McMasters

    The Historical Society of Carroll County, MD (HSCC) is a small community history organization which seeks an energetic, creative, and goal-oriented leader to serve as Executive Director.  A new Executive Director can have direct influence on encouraging evening and weekend programing to reach an expanded audience and new volunteers.  Given our new focus on weekends, we anticipate new members, increased rentals and new educational programs.  We also have new, younger volunteers that need training.   

     Job Description:

    The primary responsibilities of the Executive Director are the management of the HSCC, which includes daily operation of the museums, leased property, and collections. The Executive Director manages two full-time staff and one part-time assistant, one onsite contractor and approximately 60-70 volunteers.. The Executive Director represents the HSCC in the community, participates in events which increase awareness of local history and expands community outreach, and performs donor cultivation activities.

     Essential Duties and Responsibilities of the Executive Director:

                          Financial Records, Reports, and Proposals

                          Exhibits/ Collection

                          Website, Promotion and Publicity

                          Membership, Development and Grants

                          Museum Operations, Museum Shop and Visitor Services

     Skills and Expertise Required:

                         Enthusiasm for the skill to serve as a spokesperson for the HSCC at local events, community forums and be visible at HSCC outreach events and social media. 

    • ·                        Demonstrated supervisory skills within a nonprofit setting with a small cross-trained staff required.

                        Knowledge of Museum Professional policies, ethics, issues, and strategies

    Qualifications:

    The Executive Director will have a relevant bachelor's degree and 3-5 years' work in a related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience, demonstrating ability required to support a non-profit organization and manage staff /service for a small historical society and museum staffed primarily with volunteers.  Preference will be given to candidates that who exceed the education and experience requirements, and those with experience in a historical society or museum.

     Salary: This is a full time, salaried position $55,000-$65,000. Onsite work supervising staff and volunteers is the vast majority of work days.  The standard work week is Wednesday through Sundays. Vacation, sick days and a healthcare plan will be available.

    Closing date: This notice will remain open until we fill the position.

    To Apply: Please submit cover letter and resume to: execdirector@hsccmd.org with Executive Director Open Position in the subject line. A much more detailed job posting and position description available for candidates through email inquiry. No phone inquiries please.


  • 13 Aug 2021 7:30 PM | Paul Strater

    See the Central Washington Agricultural Museum website to learn about the organization.

    There is need for a General Manager. The position will be as an independent contractor.  It is estimated that it will be for approximately half time. The contract will be negotiated, $20,000 to $30,000 is the estimate, based on experience.

  • 09 Aug 2021 2:06 PM | Sara Van De Carr

    PastPerfect Software, Inc. has an open position for a Museum Software Specialist to assist clients with the implementation and use of PastPerfect Museum Software and PastPerfect Online. With over 11,000 clients, PastPerfect is the leading provider of collections and contacts management software to museums of all sizes.

    We are passionate about helping the museum community and are looking for someone who shares our strong desire to help others. This position requires someone who can communicate clearly, problem solve, and work independently while being part of a bigger team. If you’re willing to put in the work, this is an opportunity to have a rewarding full-time position with a company that makes a difference in the museum field.

    Position Details:

    • Full time, permanent position in our Exton, PA office
    • Business hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00am – 5:30pm
    • Assist clients with all aspects of ordering, installing, and operating PastPerfect
    • Troubleshoot network and hardware technical issues related to the use of PastPerfect
    • Perform other duties as required

    Salary and Benefits:

    • $36,000 starting salary with additional pay increases and incentives after the first year
    • Medical and Dental benefits at no cost to employee
    • Retirement plan with company contribution
    • Paid sick, holiday, and vacation leave

    Qualifications and Skills:

    • Bachelor’s degree with preference given to applicants with degrees in Museum Studies or related disciplines (Public History, Archives, etc.)
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills
    • Ability to multi-task and prioritize client needs
    • Experience with Microsoft Office products
    • Uncompromising commitment to help fellow members of the museum community
    • Experience implementing collection management principles at a small to medium size museum a plus

    Application Instructions:

    Please submit your resume and cover letter by September 1, 2021 to jobs@museumsoftware.com.

  • 09 Aug 2021 11:40 AM | Caitlin Swaim

    PURPOSE AND SCOPE:

    This is an 11-month, full-time (40 hours/week) position as a member of the Volunteer Maryland (VM) AmeriCorps program serving as the Volunteer Coordinator at Annapolis Maritime Museum & Park (AMM). Volunteer Maryland AmeriCorps Members, ACM’s, are responsible for building capacity and developing and implementing a volunteer program as agreed to in the VM site partnership negotiations that occurred in spring, 2021. The member’s activities will target increasing the AMM’s effectiveness and expanding the museum’s reach or scope by growing and professionalizing the volunteer program that serves over 350 volunteers. The outcome will be an increase in capacity for the AMM to serve its community. The VM service year will begin on September 15, 2021 and conclude on August 2, 2022. As part of the Americorps program, Volunteer Coordinators are expected to complete 1,700 hours of service during the term.

    SITE SPECIFIC PROJECT SCOPE:

    The Volunteer Maryland AmeriCorps Member will aim to recruit at least 50 volunteers who will be join one of our 10 volunteer teams (Docents/Visitor Services, Education, Events, Office Support, Archives/Collections, Wooden Boat Crew, Gardens, Aquarium Maintenance, Skipjack Crew, and Skipjack Tour Guides). The Americorps Members will be responsible for direct communication and support of the volunteer captains of each team. The volunteer captains are responsible for the day-to-day operations of their team including scheduling, training, and recognition.  

    Duties involved in supporting volunteer captains includes recruiting new volunteers, assisting in volunteer recognition and training, managing new volunteer applications and updating the volunteer database, collating volunteer hours from all team captains, organizing an annual volunteer fair and the annual end-of-season volunteer dinner.

    The AmeriCorps Member will also work with staff to create or revise the following volunteer program elements:

    •  Evaluate our volunteer recognition system and suggest a more structured, organization-wide system
    • Evaluate existing volunteer policies

    BENEFITS:

    VM AmeriCorps members receive a living stipend of $15,100 (pending funding), health insurance if they are not already covered. They may also qualify for a childcare allowance. Other benefits include mileage reimbursement for site-related travel, student loan deferment, professional training, valuable networking opportunities, working with a dedicated team of AmeriCorps members and staff, and making a real difference in a local community. After completion of a successful service year, members receive an education award of $6,345 through the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award- CNCS. May access over 600 national service employees through AmeriCorps Alumni services. Some members may qualify for Public Service Lean Forgiveness, per Consumer Financial Protection Bureau https://www.consumerfinance.gov/ask-cfpb/what-is-public-service-loan-forgiveness-en-641/

    DUTIES:

    • Develop a written work plan and timeline for implementation
    • Develop program materials such as a policy and procedure manual, volunteer position descriptions, promotional fliers or brochures, and screening, training, and evaluation tools.
    • Recruits new volunteers on an as needed basis and through collaboration with volunteer captains and various techniques including presentations to businesses or community groups, staffing information booths and community events, utilizing databases, email, press releases, and an annual volunteer fair.
    • Screen volunteers as necessary; procedures might include interviews, reference checks, and criminal background checks.
    • Orients, trains, coaches, motivates, measures, and evaluates volunteers in accordance with organizational policies, procedures, and programs. Conducts frequent volunteer orientations and develops volunteer training tools and curriculums with support from volunteer team captains.
    • Manage volunteer support, training, scheduling, and recognition. Acts as on-site support during operating hours if volunteers are not available.
    • Act as liaison with volunteer captains, enlist new captains as needed. Supervise volunteers and act as on-site support during operating hours if volunteers are not available. Schedule and organize Volunteer Appreciation events; facilitate volunteer awards and recognition.
    • Maintain accurate records of volunteer participation. Review new, organization-wide applications and update volunteer database. Solicit and manage volunteer waivers, completing paperwork related to ongoing participation in volunteer opportunities.
    • Serve as a liaison to facilitate communication between the volunteers and staff.
    • Coordinate teams of volunteers for new or large-scale projects.
    • Communicate frequently with volunteers to ensure they are satisfied and solicit feedback on all programming and events. This includes a monthly newsletter sent to all volunteers.
    • Evaluate progress made in achieving the program’s goals; report on progress in statistical and narrative reports for Volunteer Maryland.
    • Develop and network with community partnerships to support the volunteer program.
    • Serve as public ambassador for the Annapolis Maritime Museum, Volunteer Maryland, and AmeriCorps.
    • Participate in VM and AmeriCorps training, service projects, and other activities.
    • ACMs may be assigned other volunteer program duties during the course of the service year by the Service Site Supervisor.
    • Note: The AmeriCorps member will not be allowed to perform duties that violate the AmeriCorps

     

    Prohibited Activities or fall outside of the program goals

    • Note: Volunteer Maryland AmeriCorps members may not perform any services or duties or engage in activities that would otherwise be performed by an employee as part of the assigned duties of such employee. An employer may not displace an employee or position, including partial displacement such as reduction in hours, wages or employment benefits as a result of the use of a VM AmeriCorps member (or any Nationals Service member). An organization may not displace a volunteer by using a VM ACM in a program.

    SELECTION PROCESS:

    To participate in Volunteer Maryland, applicants must submit a written application. Staff will review the application, with special emphasis placed on the writing sample, invite the applicant to interview if appropriate, conduct two reference checks, and complete a criminal background investigation. After an applicant has been tentatively matched, the three-part criminal history check will be initiated. Individuals will not be allowed to begin training until all results are received and verified by the program.

    ENROLLMENT REQUIREMENTS: (45 CFR § 2522.200)

    To serve as a Volunteer Maryland AmeriCorps member, an individual must:

    • be at least 17 years of age
    • have a high school diploma or its equivalent
    • be a citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident alien of the United States;
    • satisfy the national service criminal history check
    • of the national sex-offender registry
    • state repository check (Maryland and state of residence),
    • and FBI fingerprint check;
    • complete pre-service training requirements

     

    Must be able to provide document of: (no later than the first day of training)

    • Age,
    • Education, and
    • Citizenship

     

    The following are acceptable forms of certifying status as a U.S. citizen or

    national:

    • A birth certificate showing that the individual was born in one of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, the US Virgin Islands, American Samoa, or the Northern Mariana Islands;
    • A United States passport
    • A report of birth abroad of a US citizen (FS-240 issued by the State Department;
    • A certificate of birth-foreign service (FS 545) issued by the State Department.
    • A certification of report of birth (DS-1350) issued by the State Department
    • A certificate of naturalization (Form N-550 or N-570) issued by the Immigration and Naturalization Service; or
    • A certificate of citizenship (Form N-560 or N-561) issued by the Immigration and Naturalization Service.

     

    The following are acceptable forms of certifying status as a law permanent resident

    alien of the United States:

    • Permanent Resident Card, INS Form I-551
    • Alien Registration Receipt Card, ISN Form I-551
    • A passport indicating that the INS has approved it as temporary evidence of lawful admission for permanent residence; or
    • A Departure Record (INS Form I-94) indicating that the INS has approved it a temporary evidence of lawful admission for permanent residence.

     

    If primary documentation is not available, the program must obtain written approval from the corporation that other documentation is sufficient to demonstrate the individual’s status as a US citizen, US national, or lawful permanent resident alien.

     

    Criminal history checks will be initiated before the start of service; an individual will be ineligible if s/he is required to register on the National Sex Offender Registry, has been convicted of murder, or fails to disclose any previous conviction. Other convictions or pending charges will be evaluated on a case-by- case basis in accordance with program policy.

     

    SKILLS, ATTITUDES & ABILITIES NECESSARY:

    • Skilled at taking initiative, problem solving, and working independently, to be able to develop and implement a volunteer program.
    • Skilled at building interpersonal relationships, to work effectively as part of a team (at the AMM and with their cohort), and to manage volunteers.
    • Strong verbal skills, to communicate effectively with staff, volunteers, and community groups.
    • Skilled at written communication, to develop program materials and reports.
    • Committed to the concept of national service and to making a difference in his/her community.
    • Basic computer literacy, to be able to produce program materials and track volunteer hours.
    • Have own, or have access to, transportation to and from VM trainings, events, and Service Site-related activities.
    • Able to respond to organizational change productively and maintain positive attitude.
    • Have an open mindset and focus on possibilities thinking.

     

    ORIENTATION AND TRAINING:

    Volunteer Maryland provides approximately 20 days of training in program development, volunteer management, marketing, communication, leadership skills, history of National Service, AmeriCorps prohibited activities and unallowable activities. VM’s training schedule meets the AmeriCorps requirements as per 45 CFR § 2520.50. Training is held the first two weeks of the service year, with monthly training days throughout the rest of the year. Additional training opportunities are also available through AmeriCorps, service sites and Volunteer Maryland. The Site Supervisor provides orientation to the VM AmeriCorps member service site.

    SUPERVISION:

    The Site Supervisor provides day-to-day supervision. The Site Supervisor will evaluate performance in accordance with the agency’s policies. In addition, Volunteer Maryland’s Director and Program Manager provides overall supervision to all VM AmeriCorps members. VM Program Manager and Site Supervisors share transparent communication regarding progress and challenges during the service year.

    EVALUATION & REPORTING:

    The Site Supervisor and VM Program manager will complete an evaluation of the member

    approximately halfway through the service year (February). The AmeriCorps member will complete a self-evaluation at the same time. The Site Supervisor will meet with the AmeriCorps member to discuss evaluation, both member and Site Supervisor will sign and submit evaluation to VM Program Manager. The VM Program Manager, will contact each AmeriCorps member to review and discuss VM evaluation. At the completion of the service year, the same process is completed, and the VM Program Manager compiles and delivers evaluation to member. The ACM is required to submit monthly reporting, a work plan at the beginning of the service year and a mid and final report. Additional deliverables are required throughout the service year, a deliverable schedule is provided on the first day of service.

    VOLUNTEER SERVICE

    Each Volunteer Maryland AmeriCorps member is encouraged to volunteer as part of their service year. The volunteer activity cannot be within any of the prohibited activities and should be discussed with their Site Supervisor prior to engaging in the volunteer activity. The ACM may volunteer at their site. The ACM may claim up to five percent (5%) on their timesheet for volunteer activities. If the volunteer activity is fundraising, the ACM will need to include these hours under fundraising on their timesheet.

    HOURS:

    Volunteer Maryland AmeriCorps Members are required to serve approximately 40 hours each week. The office hours will be 9am – 5pm Monday - Friday Volunteer Maryland training days are typically 0:00 am – 4:00 pm.

    LOCATION:

    The AmeriCorps Members’ office will be located at 723 Second Street Annapolis MD 21403. VM

    training locations will be held at locations throughout Maryland. Please note: locations may not be accessible by public transportation.

    PROHIBITED ACTIVITIES

    AmeriCorps members may not engage in the below activities directly or indirectly by recruiting,

    training, or managing others for the primary purpose of engaging in one of the activities listed above. Individuals may exercise their rights as private citizens and may participate in the activities listed below on their initiative, on non-AmeriCorps time, and using non-federal funds. Individuals should not wear the AmeriCorps logo while doing so. AmeriCorps members will not be allowed to take part in the following prohibited activities:

    ***While charging time to the AmeriCorps program, accumulating service or training hours, or

    otherwise performing activities supported by the AmeriCorps program or CNCS, staff and members may not engage in the following activities (see 45 CFR § 2520.65):

     

    • Attempting to influence legislation;
    • Organizing or engaging in protests, petitions, boycotts, or strikes;
    • Assisting, promoting, or deterring union organizing;
    • Impairing existing contracts for services or collective bargaining agreements;
    • Engaging in partisan political activities, or other activities designed to influence the outcome of an election to any public office;
    • Participating in, or endorsing, events or activities that are likely to include advocacy for or against political parties, political platforms, political candidates, proposed legislation, or elected officials;
    • Engaging in religious instruction, conducting worship services, providing instruction as part of a program that includes mandatory religious instruction or worship, constructing or operating facilities devoted to religious instruction or worship, maintaining facilities primarily or inherently devoted to religious instruction or worship, or engaging in any form of religious proselytization;
    • Providing a direct benefit to—
    • a.     a business organized for profit;
    • b.     a labor union;
    • c.     a partisan political organization;
    • d.     a nonprofit organization that fails to comply with the restrictions contained in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 related to engaging in political activities or substantial amount of lobbying except that nothing in these provisions shall be construed to prevent participants from engaging in advocacy activities undertaken at their own initiative; and
    • e.     an organization engaged in the religious activities described in paragraph C. 7. above, unless CNCS assistance is not used to support those religious activities;
    • Conducting a voter registration drive or using CNCS funds to conduct a voter registration drive;
    • Providing abortion services or referrals for receipt of such services; and
    • Such other activities as CNCS may prohibit. AmeriCorps members may not engage in the above activities directly or indirectly by recruiting, training, or managing others for the primary purpose of engaging in one of the activities listed above. Individuals may exercise their rights as private citizens and may participate in the activities listed above on their initiative, on non-AmeriCorps time, and using non-CNCS funds. Individuals should not wear the AmeriCorps logo while doing so.
    • Such other activities as the CNCS or GOSV may prohibit.

     


  • 28 Jul 2021 5:13 PM | Erik Flesch

    Tour Guide at The Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums

    Platteville, Wisconsin

    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 below.

    For full description and to apply, visit https://www.platteville.org/jobs

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