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  • 06 Mar 2024 3:05 PM | Ricki Levine

    To learn more and apply, please visit:

    https://hollandmuseum.org/employment-opportunities/staff-opportunities/ 

    The Holland Museum

    The Holland Museum is a dynamic organization working in a reciprocal relationship with the community of Holland in beautiful West Michigan along the Lake Michigan shore. Telling the stories of Holland through exhibits and programs, the Holland Museum connects people with the community’s past, and encourages them to share those stories in their own lives.

    The Holland Historical Trust, dba the Holland Museum began in 1937 as the Netherlands Museum. It was housed for 53 years in a residential structure that at one time had been the hospital. In December 1992, the museum was renamed the Holland Museum and moved into the landmark 1914 federal post office building which retains much of its historic character.

    Three additional facilities complete the Holland Museum, the Cappon House, home of Holland’s first Mayor, along with a barn on the property, the 1867 Settlers House located several doors down, and the 1924 Holland Armory building, purchased with a gift from the daughter of the Armory’s founder, Col. Henry Geerds. In addition, the Smithsonian Spark!Lab is a permanent exhibit that allows children and families to create, collaborate, explore, test, experiment and problem-solve thorough traditional STEM activities complemented with art, history, and creativity.

    The Holland Museum is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM). The annual budget is in the $850,000 range, there is a staff of 11 FTE, and visitors total about 8,500 annually.

    Summary of Responsibilities

    The Executive Director will provide leadership in preserving and promoting the area’s heritage including both the unique contributions of the Dutch settlers and the important stories of other resident and immigrant groups. They will become an integral part of the community’s cultural and educational life by forging mutually rewarding partnerships with community organizations of all sectors. The Executive Director will be charged with advancing the existing strategic plan and initiatives using a collaborative and entrepreneurial approach.

    ·         Works in partnership with a responsive and experienced staff and Board of Trustees to oversee all aspects of the institution, sustain its excellence and broaden its impact.

    ·         Directs the Museum’s operations, to ensure the alignment of revenue opportunities, development, exhibits, education and public programming, finances, external communications, and staffing.

    ·         Creates a strong and stable financial foundation for the Museum. Develops and implements new fundraising strategies.

    ·         Focuses all activities and programs with an eye on the Holland Museum’s mission, and a focus to remain in alignment with AAM’s Accreditation standards.

    ·         Ensures that necessary human resources are developed by fostering a culture of mutual respect and appreciation between board and staff, building accountability through clear expectations, regular performance evaluations and providing professional development and enrichment opportunities for staff.

    ·         Oversees management, maintenance and capital projects of the property, facilities/grounds, and collections of the Museum, engaging outside expert advice as necessary. With staff, develops strategies to optimize their use.

    ·         Works in collaboration with staff, oversees curation and installation of all Museum exhibitions and the development and coordination of public programs.

    ·         Engages target audiences in co-creation of programs and exhibitions; incorporates new technology and media into exhibitions and programs to enliven the visitor experience.

    ·         Expands offerings for students of all ages in coordination with other educational institutions.

    ·         Coordinates /collaborates with schools, organizations, and businesses to create programming that meets community needs of target audiences.

    ·         Ensures the Muesum’s historic resources, collections, and archives are representative of and accessible to the community.

    ·         Oversees the ongoing process to digitize and make artifact collections and archives available online.

    ·         Serves as proactive spokesperson, ambassador, and chief advocate for the Museum. Establishes strong partnerships in the community to leverage good will, financial support, and program and service development. Enhances the Museum’s public image to expand interest and support.

    ·         Works closely with the staff to create an effective communications plan to raise the profile of the Museum. Directs and oversees development of marketing initiatives.

    ·         Oversees promotion of the Museum through innovative media outreach including press releases, website management, social media, museum mailings, etc.

    Desired Leadership Attributes

    ·         Demonstrates and communicates passion for the organization’s mission, vision, strategic plan and accomplishments with stakeholders, potential donors, and funding entities.

    ·         Exhibits outstanding interpersonal skills to build collegial rapport and effective relationships both internally and externally. Relates well to people of diverse backgrounds in a collaborative and welcoming manner.

    ·         Demonstrates success in development/fundraising, networking, and capacity to develop strong community relationships. 

    ·         Creates a strong and stable financial foundation for the Museum. Develops and implements new fundraising strategies with staff and Trustee partners, to bring in revenue from public, corporate, foundation, state/federal and individual sources to assure the financial health of the Museum.

    ·         Cultivates a supportive, respectful organizational culture and ensures a diverse and inspiring workplace encouraging innovation and collaboration.

    ·         Demonstrates commitment to highlighting the historical and contemporary experience of underrepresented communities. Ensures that Museum exhibits and programming engage with critical national conversations about diversity, equity, inclusion, and access. 

    ·         Harnesses technology to attract and serve younger audiences, cultivating new members while retaining current members.

    ·         Explores and expands mutually advantageous collaborations and partnerships with a broad range of organizations with complementary missions and goals.

    Qualifications

    The successful candidate will have:

    ·         At least five years of overall nonprofit experience as a leader or manager within a public museum, historical society, or a similar nonprofit organization. Candidates who have not led an organization but can demonstrate the above skills and a high potential to grow into this profile will also be considered.

    • ·         BA degree required, MA/Ph.D. preferred in Museum Studies, Public History, History, Art History, or a discipline related to the Museum’s mission and collections.

    ·         Ability to provide strong leadership, vision, and strategic direction. Experience developing and implementing strategic plans, in concert with a Board of Trustees.

    ·         Demonstrated knowledge of standards and best practices for museums, nonprofits, or similar organizations, as well as a history of involvement in relevant professional organizations.

    ·         Strong record of success in fundraising, grantwriting, membership, and audience development.

    ·         Demonstrated excellence in writing and public speaking.

    ·         Excellent museum operations management skills. Demonstrated ability to supervise, as well as work successfully with, museum staff, volunteers, trustees, and diverse public constituencies.

    ·         Demonstrated success in developing and managing annual operating budgets and long-term planning models. Strong business management and computer skills required.

    ·         Excellent planning, time management and decision-making skills.

    ·         Willingness to work a variable schedule, including weekends and evenings, when needed.

    ·         Experience with and comfort utilizing Microsoft Office Suite including Teams for internal collaboration.

    The Board of Trustees is most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may come from a less traditional background. Trustees may consider an equivalent combination of knowledge, skills, education, and experience to meet minimum qualifications. If you are interested in applying, we encourage you to think broadly about your background and skill set for the role.

    Salary: $85,000-$110,000 + benefits including employee health insurance, paid time off, and professional development. 

    The Holland Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and access. We welcome and encourage applications from all qualified individuals.

    APPLICATION PROCEDURE

    Please use this link to submit your application, cover letter and resume:
    https://hollandmuseum.org/employment-opportunities/staff-opportunities/


  • 03 Mar 2024 9:22 AM | Mary Minott

     Position: Director, Manchester-by-the-Sea Museum 

    Location: 10 Union St., Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts 

    Salary: $40,000 per annum


    Time commitment: 20-24 hours per week

    Applications will be accepted until the position is filled

    Position Description: The Manchester-by-the-Sea Museum is seeking a dynamic and experienced individual to fill the role of Director. As the Director, you will play a pivotal role in preserving and promoting the rich historical heritage of Manchester-by-the-Sea and representing the Museum to the public as a thoughtful leader and advocate.  This position requires a commitment of 20-24 hours per week and reports to the Board of Trustees. 

    Responsibilities: 

    Under the direction of the Board of Trustees, implementation of the Museum's strategic plan. Allocate resources  in alignment with the Museum’s mission/strategic plan  and adhere to the Museum budget set by the Board of Trustees. Ensure that the museum maintains high standards of historical integrity. 

     Implementation of board directed fundraising strategies to support the museum's initiatives and ensure continued financial support,  including grant writing, donor cultivation, and community engagement.  Collaborate with the membership committee to support engagement and cultivate new membership.  Utilize existing and create new connections within the museum community to foster collaborations, partnerships, and opportunities for the museum. 

    Management of day-to-today museum operations  including supervisory care of the house museum and grounds, budget and administrative management, website management, staff supervision and training.  Implementation of museum events, educational programming, museum tours and ensuring a seamless and stimulating visitor experience.  Recruit and manage community volunteers and docents.  

    Collaborate with the Curatorial Advisory Committee on the entire breadth of the Museum’s collections -- including artwork, artifacts, archival materials --  and exhibits.  Collaborate with the Program Committee on the implementation of lectures. events and children’s programming.  

    Qualifications: 

    • Demonstrated strong organizational, public speaking and computer skills to maintain and promote the museum's archives, collections, and exhibits.

    • Proven experience in museum management, administration, and development. 

    • Positive leadership skills and ability to develop a team.Supports a fun learning environment within the museum and staff.

    • Demonstrated strong organizational and communication skills with attention to detail. Ability to work effectively within a 20-24-hour workweek. 

    • Demonstrated ability  fundraising techniques, grant writing, and donor relations. 

    • Strategic thinking and the ability to navigate the museum landscape.

    • Passion for history and knowledge of curatorial and archival practices. 

    If you are a strategic thinker with a passion for history, possess the required expertise, have the ability to wear many hats, and are eager to contribute to the cultural enrichment of Manchester-by-the-Sea, we invite you to apply for this exciting opportunity. Please submit your resume and a cover letter to:maryvminott@gmail.com

    For more information, call Mary Minott, 617-365-7053



  • 01 Mar 2024 2:48 PM | Karen Lottes

    The Gaithersburg Parks, Arts & Recreation Corporation (GPARC) and the Gaithersburg Community Museum (GCM) have released a REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS (RFQ) to commission a professional interpretive planner to provide interpretive planning and branding services for the Gaithersburg History Project (GHP). The RFQ deadline is April 1st. To get a copy of the RFQ email ghp@gaithersburgmd.gov.


  • 29 Feb 2024 8:10 PM | Carol Anne Adams
    • Institution: The Glenn H. Curtiss Museum

       

      Institution Website: https://glennhcurtissmuseum.org/

       

      About the Institution: The Glenn H. Curtiss Museum is an educational and cultural institution that collects, preserves, and interprets transportation modes and regional history, and celebrates the innovations and accomplishments of Glenn Hammond Curtiss.  The museum regularly works with premier museum institutions such as the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, the Henry Ford Museum, and Cornell University.

       

      Job description

      The Education Director (full-time/non-exempt) oversees the development, implementation, and evaluation of creative, mission-based programs for the Glenn H. Curtiss Museum. This position will deepen engagement, maintain existing audiences, and reach new audiences at the museum. Weekend and evening hours are occasionally required.

       

      Key Responsibilities:

      • Plan, develop, and execute all Curtiss Museum educational programming and materials integrated to New York State curriculum standards for students and the general public related to Museum exhibits and collections.
      • Schedule and lead public and group tours in coordination with local teachers and tour operators, focusing on the development and implementation of creative and unique hands-on approaches to learning for guests of all ages.
      • Network with area school districts and other community organizations to facilitate in contracting and delivering educational programming on and off-site.
      • Assess and plan for audience needs including program development and evaluation.
      • Helps to maintain the Museum’s activity and exhibit spaces.
      • Master subject matter to teach school groups and public visitors, adapting methods of instruction as required meeting the specific needs of the group and/or particular learning styles.
      • Help market educational programs to schools and tour groups.
      • Assist Curator with traveling/temporary exhibits, special events, evening/weekend programs, and other programs as needed.
      • Handle routine administrative tasks as needed.
      • Cover exhibit floor as needed, working in collaboration with other museum staff and volunteers.
      • All other duties as assigned by the Executive Director.

      Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

      • Proven ability/desire to teach a variety of ages and subject areas; strong presentation and public speaking skills.
      • Experience working with children 6-18 with patience and understanding.
      • Experience writing lesson plans.
      • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, and the ability to plan and organize tasks and information.
      • Proficiency with computers and Microsoft Office software including Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
      • An enthusiastic promoter of the mission and goals of the Glenn H. Curtiss Museum.

       

      Required Qualifications:

    • ·      Must possess the ability to work with varied audiences, including youth
    • ·      Must possess a willingness to work as part of a team.
    • Preferred Qualifications:

    • ·      Bachelor's or Master’s degree in Museum Studies, Humanities, Social Sciences or equivalent field or Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT).
    • ·      Three or more years of experience working with youth.
    • ·      Three or more years of experience coordinating public programs.
    • ·      Proficient in Microsoft Office applications and Office 365 software.
    • ·      Strong written and oral communication skills.
    • ·      Ability to forge and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of individuals including representatives of public and private organizations, volunteers, vendors, museum staff, and the general public.
    • ·      Interested in STEM-based education
    • ·      Must be a self-starter, show attention to detail, and possess excellent organizational skills.
    • ·      Ability to work accurately and efficiently and keep track of numerous projects simultaneously.
    • ·      Strong commitment to equity and accessibility.


    To apply, please send the following information to
    director@curtissmuseum.org :

    A letter of interest 
    A CV or résumé

    This Position is: In-Person - Hammondsport, NY

    Position Type: Full-Time

    Salary range: $19.00 - $21.00

    Benefits:  Paid time off

    How to Apply: Carol Anne Adams director@curtissmuseum.org

    Job Closing Date: March 21, 2024


  • 29 Feb 2024 3:17 PM | Jackie Patillo
    • Job Title: General Manager of the Dove Center & Gospel Music Museum

       

      About The GMA & GMAF:

      Founded in 1964, the GMA serves a richly diverse community of creatives and professionals within the Christian and Gospel Music industry.  Through the GMA Foundation, we aim to preserve the legacies of our genre’s trailblazers while celebrating the work of today’s artists through worldwide events like the GMA Dove Awards,

       

      The GMA is expanding its reach and is currently building The Dove Center and Gospel Music Museum, scheduled to open in the summer of 2025. This will be a world-class hub of inspiration, and education, honoring all musical styles and its powerful message of faith.   A vibrant tourist destination and event space, the Dove Center will also serve to nurture the next generation of creatives via compelling programs. 


      Job Summary: The General Manager of the Dove Center & Gospel Music Museum is responsible for providing leadership, strategic direction, fundraising, and overall Museum management. They will play a crucial role in the community by communicating the mission and maximizing the space for community engagement and events.

       

      Salary Range - $65,000 - $80,000  

      Location – Nashville, TN

       
      Key Responsibilities:

      1.  Center Leadership:
      - Communicate the Dove Center's vision, mission, and goals.

      - Build a team that will uphold the values and objectives of the GMAF

      - Hire preopening staff positions such as Operations Director, Guest Services, and needed contractors.
      - Provide strategic leadership, guidance, and training to the staff and volunteers.

      - Work with the Dove Center building team and designers during pre-open

      2.  Financial Management:
      - Work with the President to create the annual budget and manage accordingly.

      - Seek and secure funding through grants, donations, and sponsorships.

      - Cultivate relationships with donors, sponsors and supporters to secure funding for ongoing operations, special projects, and future expansions.
      - Ensure fiscal responsibility and sustainability.

      - Oversee ticketing and retail sales

      3. Exhibit and Program Development:
      - Oversee the creation, maintenance, and enhancement of exhibits and educational programs related to Christian and gospel music.
      - Collaborate with curators, educators, and content experts to develop engaging and informative displays and events.


       4.  Collections Management:
      - Work with the curator to ensure the proper cataloging, preservation, and care of museum collections.
      - Develop and implement collection policies and best practices.

      5. Community and Public Relations:

      - Act as a liaison between the Dove Center & Gospel Music Museum and the community

      - Develop and maintain partnerships with artists, industry leaders, local organizations, churches, and educational institutions to enhance community engagement

      - Work with the Operations Director to coordinate events within the space for industry and community functions

      - Organize and participate in outreach activities to raise awareness of the center and its mission

      6. Educational Outreach:
      - Develop educational initiatives and programs for schools, the music community, and the public.
      - Facilitate workshops, lectures, and guided tours for visitors.

      7. Marketing and Promotion:
      - Work with the Marketing Director to develop and implement marketing and promotional strategies to attract visitors and increase museum visibility.


      8. Facility Management:

      - Oversee the museum's facilities, ensuring they are well-maintained, safe, and accessible.

      9. Board Relations:

      - Reports to the President
      - Work with the GMAF’s board of directors, providing regular updates and seeking their input and support.

      10. Legal and Regulatory Compliance:
      - Ensure the museum complies with all relevant laws and regulations, including those  

      Qualifications:

    • ·      Bachelor's degree in a relevant field (e.g., museum studies, arts management, cultural history).
    • ·      Proven experience in museum management, preferably at the executive level.
    • ·      Knowledge and appreciation of Christian and gospel music and its cultural significance.
    • ·      Knowledge of current industry leaders, artists, managers and agents.
    • ·      Strong leadership and organizational skills.
    • ·      Excellent communication and public speaking abilities.
    • ·      Fundraising and grant-writing experience.
    • ·      Financial management and budgeting skills.
    • ·      Proficiency in software and technology.
    • ·      Experience with collections management and preservation.
    • ·      Strong interpersonal and community engagement skills.
    • ·      Knowledge of legal and regulatory requirements for museums and nonprofits.

    Contact -

    Jackie Patillo, President of GMA

    Jackie@gospelmusic.org

     

     

     

     


  • 28 Feb 2024 3:41 PM | Cody Grabhorn

    Are you enthusiastic about the Driftless Area and local history, and interested in sharing this place with people from around the world? The Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums | City of Platteville is now recruiting part-time seasonal tour guides to deliver guided tours, train rides, seasonal programs, and to offer great customer service in the museum store. Guides will educate and entertain participants of all ages on adventures both underground and above ground. Training in narratives that span both the humanities and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) is provided.

    The Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums is a department of the City of Platteville as well as a mission-driven membership and entrepreneurial organization. The Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums are the eastern bookend of the Main Street business district in Platteville. The Museum campus includes scenic greenspace, pollinator gardens, a real underground mine from the pre-Civil War Lead Rush, a railroad amusement ride pulled by a 1931 mine locomotive, and picturesque interpretive structures listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Museum celebrates Wisconsin’s know-how and can-do spirit as expressed in the mining region where Wisconsin and its Badger State identity was born. Since its founding in 1965, the Museum has welcomed hundreds of thousands of visitors, a third of them school children. The Museum is Platteville’s leading tourist attraction and the largest in the tri-state area (Wisconsin, Illinois, and Iowa) interpreting the mineral heritage of the famous Upper Mississippi Valley district.

    The tour season runs May through October, 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-$11 per hour, based on experience. Find the full job description and application below. If you are interested in learning more or applying, please contact Interim Museum Director Angie Wright at (608) 348-3301 or museumcommunications@platteville.org. 


  • 23 Feb 2024 11:59 AM | Andrew Lyter

    Development and Grant Manager

    Position: Manager, Development and Grant Activities

    Supervisor: Director of Finance

    Type: Full Time / 32- 40 Hours per week.

    Salary Range: $36k - $50k

    Organization Overview and Mission

    Established in 1962, the Lewes Historical Society has strived to preserve and share the diverse history and heritage of the greater Lewes region.

    The Lewes Historical Society promotes and advocates the preservation, interpretation and cultural enrichment of the Lewes region, through museum exhibits, educational programs, historical research and publications.

    Overview

    The Manager, Development & Grant Activities, is the principal fundraising staff member for the Lewes Historical Society (LHS). Reporting directly to the Director of Finance, the role works closely with that person, LHS’ Development Committee, and the Executive Director to implement the fundraising strategy of the organization, as established by the Board of Trustees and Development Committee. The role oversees all financial development efforts to fund current and future programs, activities, events, and physical structures.

    Role:

    The role of the Development and Grant Manager is to develop and implement all short- and long-term fundraising plans and activities for LHS. In this role, the incumbent serves as the Society’s point person for identifying, engaging, and cultivating the LHS donors, membership, and sponsors. The role also identifies, applies for, and manages all grant applications for LHS funding. He/She implements campaigns to raise funds among individuals, local business and commercial organizations, and municipal and non-profit entities. The role reports results of all

    development and grant activities as related to the effectiveness and contribution to the financial success of LHS.

    Responsibilities:

    • ·       Creates and/or implements activities to engage and retain donors across all segments (individual, business/commercial, and municipal/non-profit)
    • ·       Researches, vets, and applies for grant opportunities in support of mission-based      initiatives and overall operations
    • ·       Solicits donations/contributions from all segments through fundraising    campaigns, events, programs, and other activities conducted by LHS
    • ·       Coordinates specific fundraising events as necessary
    • ·       Develops, maintains, and enhances relationships among fundraising sources and LHS stakeholders
    • ·       Creates and maintains operational processes to manage donors, fundraising campaigns, grant applications
    • ·       Reports results of development and grant activity to management, Development Committee, and Board of Trustees
    • ·       Leverages systems and processes to manage all development activities

    Success Measures:

    Increased donor base, frequency and dollar volume of donations

    Reduced donor attrition from controllable reasons

    Increased revenue per hour for fundraising initiatives (e.g., cost-benefit of efforts)

    Success rate in grant awards for the organization’s mission-related and operational activities

    Effectiveness of campaigns toward increasing contributed and earned revenue for the organization

    Development of recommendations for ongoing improvement in fundraising activities

    Development and effectiveness of relationships across the organization, within the local community, and other stakeholders

    Requirements:

    Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution of higher learning (or commensurate experience in the field of development and/or grant management); fields of study in Finance, Business Management, non-profit administration are preferred.

    At least 5 years of experience managing development activities at a non-profit organization or similar institution of at least $500K in revenue.

    2

    Demonstrated effective written, oral communication, and presentation skills.

    Demonstrated track record in securing ongoing support from individuals, foundations, corporations, and business and community leaders.

    Strong knowledge and ability to utilize Microsoft Office, Google Workspace, and other administrative tools.

    Strong knowledge of donation and grant management software applications (knowledge of DonorPerfect helpful).

    Availability:

    Full time Position: 32– 40 hours per week.

    Hybrid schedule can be discussed for qualified candidates.

    Benefits

    ● Accrued leave and paid holidays

    Health, dental, and vision insurance

    Retirement plan

    Performance based bonus

    Interested applicants should email a cover letter and c.v. to:

    Tri@historiclewes.org

    Subject:  Development and Grant Manager

    Patricia S. McCarthy

    Lewes Historical Society

    Human Resources Manager


  • 23 Feb 2024 11:49 AM | Andrew Lyter

    Development and Grant Manager

    Position: Manager, Development and Grant Activities

    Supervisor: Director of Finance

    Type: Full Time / 32- 40 Hours per week.

    Salary Range: $36k - $50k

    Organization Overview and Mission

    Established in 1962, the Lewes Historical Society has strived to preserve and share the diverse history and heritage of the greater Lewes region.

    The Lewes Historical Society promotes and advocates the preservation, interpretation and cultural enrichment of the Lewes region, through museum exhibits, educational programs, historical research and publications.

    Overview

    The Manager, Development & Grant Activities, is the principal fundraising staff member for the Lewes Historical Society (LHS). Reporting directly to the Director of Finance, the role works closely with that person, LHS’ Development Committee, and the Executive Director to implement the fundraising strategy of the organization, as established by the Board of Trustees and Development Committee. The role oversees all financial development efforts to fund current and future programs, activities, events, and physical structures.

    Role:

    The role of the Development and Grant Manager is to develop and implement all short- and long-term fundraising plans and activities for LHS. In this role, the incumbent serves as the Society’s point person for identifying, engaging, and cultivating the LHS donors, membership, and sponsors. The role also identifies, applies for, and manages all grant applications for LHS funding. He/She implements campaigns to raise funds among individuals, local business and commercial organizations, and municipal and non-profit entities. The role reports results of all

    development and grant activities as related to the effectiveness and contribution to the financial success of LHS.

    Responsibilities:

    • ·       Creates and/or implements activities to engage and retain donors across all segments (individual, business/commercial, and municipal/non-profit)
    • ·       Researches, vets, and applies for grant opportunities in support of mission-based      initiatives and overall operations
    • ·       Solicits donations/contributions from all segments through fundraising    campaigns, events, programs, and other activities conducted by LHS
    • ·       Coordinates specific fundraising events as necessary
    • ·       Develops, maintains, and enhances relationships among fundraising sources and LHS stakeholders
    • ·       Creates and maintains operational processes to manage donors, fundraising campaigns, grant applications
    • ·       Reports results of development and grant activity to management, Development Committee, and Board of Trustees
    • ·       Leverages systems and processes to manage all development activities

    Success Measures:

    Increased donor base, frequency and dollar volume of donations

    Reduced donor attrition from controllable reasons

    Increased revenue per hour for fundraising initiatives (e.g., cost-benefit of efforts)

    Success rate in grant awards for the organization’s mission-related and operational activities

    Effectiveness of campaigns toward increasing contributed and earned revenue for the organization

    Development of recommendations for ongoing improvement in fundraising activities

    Development and effectiveness of relationships across the organization, within the local community, and other stakeholders

    Requirements:

    Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution of higher learning (or commensurate experience in the field of development and/or grant management); fields of study in Finance, Business Management, non-profit administration are preferred.

    At least 5 years of experience managing development activities at a non-profit organization or similar institution of at least $500K in revenue.

    2

    Demonstrated effective written, oral communication, and presentation skills.

    Demonstrated track record in securing ongoing support from individuals, foundations, corporations, and business and community leaders.

    Strong knowledge and ability to utilize Microsoft Office, Google Workspace, and other administrative tools.

    Strong knowledge of donation and grant management software applications (knowledge of DonorPerfect helpful).

    Availability:

    Full time Position: 32– 40 hours per week.

    Hybrid schedule can be discussed for qualified candidates.

    Benefits

    ● Accrued leave and paid holidays

    Health, dental, and vision insurance

    Retirement plan

    Performance based bonus

    Interested applicants should email a cover letter and c.v. to:

    Tri@historiclewes.org

    Subject:  Development and Grant Manager

    Patricia S. McCarthy

    Lewes Historical Society

    Human Resources Manager


  • 22 Feb 2024 4:51 PM | Ann Bennett

    The Laurel Historical Society is seeking a motivated individual to manage the open hours at the Laurel Museum and complete museum operations and administrative duties. This position requires the ability of the Manager to staff our open hours, Friday through Sunday, 12-4 pm. In addition to this core function, the Administrator will be responsible for duties at the museum and while working remotely. Open hours and other tasks will total 25-30 hours/week.

     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: 

    • opening and closing 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 history of the Museum and Laurel
    • 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 exhibits, 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 in PastPerfect and tracking attendance in spreadsheets
    • 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- and Google-based systems and online tools to assist with the creation of signage and marketing materials, and communications
    • 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 museum environment can be fast-paced, is always changing, and requires flexibility.

     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 $16-17 per hour. Please email a cover letter and resume to resumes@laurelhistoricalsociety.org. The deadline to apply is February 28, 2024, although interviews may take place before the deadline. No phone calls or messages, please. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

  • 16 Feb 2024 10:17 AM | Angela Thorpe

    About the Center

    The Pauli Murray Center for History and Social Justice (PMC) engages diverse communities to lift up the life and legacy of activist, legal scholar, feminist, poet, Episcopal priest and LGBTQ community member, Rev. Dr. Pauli Murray, in order to tackle enduring inequities and injustice in our nation.

    The Opportunity

    The Communications and Programming Coordinator (CPC) will work under the guidance of the Director of Education and Outreach, and in alignment with the vision of PMC Executive Leadership. The CPC will conceptualize, plan, and implement programs and shape and implement strategic communications for diverse public audiences. The CPC will leverage their experience and ideas to activate and amplify the Center as it navigates a growing team and a transition to a visitor-ready cultural site. The ideal candidate will value social justice and community engagement; possess strong executive functioning skills; and be internally motivated, creative, and strategic. 

    Communications work includes shaping and implementing strategic digital communications via social media and digital newsletters; managing the PMC website; amplifying the Center via traditional media; and promoting organizational programs and events. Programming work includes conceptualizing, planning, and implementing small-, mid-, and large-scale public, in-person programs and virtual programs, in collaboration with designated Center staff and community partners. 

    FULL JOB DESCRIPTION

    Salary and Benefits

    • Hiring Range: $45,000-$47,000
    • Health and retirement stipends provided
    • Paid time off, sick leave, and family leave offered
    • Professional development stipend provided
    • Full-time, Hybrid schedule
    • Some evenings and weekends required
    TO APPLY:

    Please send a cover letter, resume, and three references to info@paulimurraycenter.org with Communications and Programming Coordinator in the subject line. Application deadline is Friday, March 1, 2024.

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