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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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  • 03 Feb 2023 12:18 PM | Mary Walsh

    The Luzerne County Historical Society seeks a visionary Executive Director to build on past successes and guide the organization to the next level.  Our mission is to preserve and promote the collective history and heritage of Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, which includes but is not limited to pioneer settlements of the mid-18th Century, a Revolutionary War battle, the legacy of anthracite coal mining and waves of change through the 20th century.


    The Society owns and operates three historic properties: Bishop Memorial Library, Wilkes-Barre; Swetland Homestead, Wyoming; and Denison House, Forty Fort, Pennsylvania.  It also manages the Luzerne County Historical Society Museum, which is on the property of the Osterhout Free Library, Wilkes-Barre. The Society is a 501(c)(3) organization with an annual budget of over $200,000 and $1.9 million in restricted trusts.


    The LCHS is staffed by three full-time and one part-time employees with the support of 21 members of the Board of Directors and approximately 500 members. 


    The Executive Director of the Luzerne County Historical Society implements the policies and directives of the Board of Directors and provides leadership that enables the organization to create and administer effective services in alignment with the vision and mission of the society.


    The Executive Director is expected to effectively manage financial and human resources through the application of strategic planning and budgeting processes, fundraising and financial development, volunteer and staff development, cost control, competent systems and processes, performance monitoring and reporting, and other appropriate resource enhancements.


    Knowledge, Skills and Experience:



           B.A. in museum studies, history, public history, non-profit management or related field.

           Experience in museum organization/management or in non-profit management

           Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including public speaking

           Ability to collaborate with Board in developing goals and objectives, motivate staff through teamwork, network within the community, and relate to diverse constituencies

           Demonstrated knowledge of fundraising, grant writing and implementation, membership and donor development

           Proficiency in Microsoft Office, MS Teams, and Quick Books, Social Media as well as a variety of online apps

           Must possess a valid driver’s license, automobile insurance, and access to an automobile to perform program related duties.




           M.A. in history, museum studies, public history, non-profit management or related field.

           Demonstrated knowledge of museum organization and collections management

           Three (3) to five (5) years of experience in non-profit management is preferred

           Experience in strategic planning

           Experience in fundraising or development capacity with measurable results

           Knowledge of best practices in non-profit management

    •      Two (2) to three (3) years of experience supervising and managing staff and volunteers.             



    Governance:  Work with the Board, staff and stakeholders to develop a vision for the future of the Society and create and implement a strategic plan

    Financial:  Provide a strong fundraising and development program which builds upon fundraising efforts through the Annual Appeal, grant writing, major gifts, and special events. Work with the Treasurer to develop the annual budget and effectively manage the organization’s resources 

    Program:  Oversee the day-to-day operation of Society including hours of operation 

    Human Resource Administration: Recruit, interview, hire, orient, supervise, evaluate, and as necessary terminate staff

    Marketing and Public Relations: Build relationships with local cultural and historical organizations, media, the education community and governmental entities to promote the Society and its mission in the community


    Salary and Benefits:

    • ·         Commensurate with experience up to $50,000
    • ·         Rent-free housing on the property of the Swetland Homestead (Hancock House) with site-supervision responsibilities
    • ·         Assistance with health insurance; and professional dues

    A full job description is available at

    References upon request.


    To apply, submit a resume and cover letter to Search Committee, in care of Carol Lavery at                                                  

  • 03 Feb 2023 8:56 AM | Anonymous

    Discovery Center Leader

    Salary: $31,200-$37,074

    Full-time Permanent

    Summary: Teaches classes, presents lectures, conducts workshops, and participates in other activities to further educational program of the Discovery Center by performing the following duties.

    Examples of Duties

    Plans course content and method of presentation and prepares outline of material to be covered and submits it for approval.

    Selects and assembles materials to be used in teaching assignments such as dissection kits, robotics equipment, etc., and arranges use of audiovisual equipment or other teaching aids.

    Conducts classes for children in various scientific, history, or art subjects, utilizing museum displays to augment standard teaching methods and adapting course content and complexity to ages and interests of students.

    Teaches adult classes in such subjects as science, biology, astronomy, and engineering. Presents on subjects related to Discovery Center programming and exhibits, often incorporating films or electronic presentations.

    Conducts seminars or workshops for school teachers or lay persons to demonstrate methods of using the Discovery Center and exhibits to enhance school programs or to enrich other activities. Conducts workshops or field trips for students or community groups and plans and directs activities associated with projects.

    Maintains records of attendance. Evaluates success of programming, basing evaluation on number and enthusiasm of persons participating and recommends retaining or dropping programming in future plans.

    Provides a high level of customer service to the public, management, supervisory staff, and other employees in person, by means of memorandums, by telephone, and by regular participation in meetings. Greets visitors to the Discovery Center and provides general information and answers as needed.

    Seeks partnerships with community groups, exhibit companies, partners, etc.

    Assists with special events for assigned areas and for the department. May provide general custodial duties as needed throughout the day. Performs other duties as assigned

  • 02 Feb 2023 11:49 AM | Robyn Sumner

    The Washington County Historical Society in Hagerstown, MD is seeking a highly organized, detail-oriented, and energetic individual for the position of Executive Director.

    The mission of the Historical Society is to develop an interest in and preserve the history of Washington County, Maryland. Established in 1911, the WCHS continues to serve our community through educational programming, exhibits, lectures, family workshops, and events. Visitors can view exhibits and participate in programs on a variety of topics related to the preservation of our area’s historic treasures.

    The WCHS is housed in the Miller House Museum in the historic district of downtown Hagerstown, MD. The three-story Federal-period brick townhome contains our administrative offices, kinship Family Heritage Research Center, Miller House Museum and Gardens, and storage for our collection.

    The Executive Director helps develop and implement the Society’s policies and directives and provides leadership that enables the organization to accomplish its mission.

    The Executive Director is expected to effectively manage the operations of the Society including its finances, human resources, and day-to-day functioning.

    The most important aspects of this position are demonstrated knowledge of fundraising, grant writing and implementation, membership development, and a keen interest in history. These are critical elements to the organization’s success.


    Demonstrated knowledge of non-profit operations and management of a small staff.

    Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including public speaking.

    Ability to collaborate with the Board in developing goals and objectives, motivate staff through teamwork, network within the community, and foster diversity with programming.

    Salary: $55,000 and up based on experience and education


    • 401(k) – no match
    • Health and vision insurance – 50% company paid
    • Paid time off
    • Professional development assistance


    • This is a full-time, salaried position. While the normal schedule is Tuesday – Saturday, work will be required outside of the normal workweek for events and meetings including some evening, Sunday, and Monday hours. We have a monthly activity that takes place one Friday evening and a bi-monthly activity that takes place one Tuesday evening. This position is exempt from overtime.


    • Bachelor’s degree or higher in history, or museum studies or business is preferred.


    • QuickBooks: 2 years (Required)
    • Management: 2 years (Required)
    • Fundraising: 2 years (Required)

    To apply, please, email your resume (or CV) and a cover letter to No phone calls please. We will notify qualified applicants if we wish to schedule an interview.

  • 31 Jan 2023 12:09 PM | Nora Venezky (Administrator)

    Position Overview The Executive Director is the key individual responsible for the daily management and oversight of the Seneca Falls Heritage and Tourism Center and Seneca Museum of Waterways and Industry. The Executive Director is charged with moving the organization forward through the implementation of policies set by the board, annual goals and action plans, financial management and stability, human resources, volunteer management, customer service, marketing, and outreach.

    Essential Functions 1. Ability to implement the policies established by the Board of Trustees and to encourage the active participation of the Board, staff, volunteers, donors, and the public in realizing the objectives and goals of the Visitor Center/Museum. 2. Manage daily operations of the Visitor Center/Museum including staff and volunteer supervision. 3. Responsible for the hiring and retention of competent, qualified staff. 4. In concert with the Board, develops and implements a strategic plan that will set the vision of the organization and move its mission forward. 5. Develops annual operating budget, tracks spending, and monitors cash flow, works with the treasurer and finance committee to ensure the overall financial health of the organization. 6. Identifies and applies for appropriate grant funding opportunities. Monitors grant implementation and outcomes and ensures the necessary tracking, documentation, and reporting requirements are met. 7. Identifies and implements new resource development and revenue generating activities. 8. Maintains all necessary registrations, certifications, and payments to comply with federal, state, and local laws and regulatory requirements for non-profits. 9. Ability to deal with administrative and technical principles, practices, techniques, and ethics associated with museum management. 10. Other duties as assigned by the board.

    Communications and Community Engagement 1. Serves as the organization’s official spokesperson to constituents, the media and the general public. Represents and promotes the organization at community and regional affairs. 2. Creates a visitor center experience that highlights what Seneca Falls and the Finger Lakes region have to offer. Promotes the Town of Seneca Falls as a tourism destination. 3. Oversees the creation of marketing and promotional materials including newsletters, emails, website, and social media. Updates, maintains, and prints the Seneca Falls Museum Trail Brochure. 4. Oversees efforts of the Marketing Associate to develop a marketing plan and strategies designed to support the organization’s overall strategic plan. 5. Regularly attend Town of Seneca Falls board meetings and forms strong partnerships with board members and Town staff.

    Programming & Outreach 1. Develops and implements an annual calendar of events, exhibits, and programs to further the mission of the organization. 2. Develops an exhibit plan for the museum and oversees the creation of new exhibits and displays. 3. Directs and supports the Curator/Education Manager’s development and implementation of educational and public outreach programs and exhibits. Oversees group tours and field trip visits and assist with programming and delivery as needed. 4. Coordinates a plan to continue work on documenting and preserving the museum’s collections and archives. 5. Coordinates key annual and special events such as the Music in the Park series, fundraising events, and community-wide events (i.e., Canal Festival, It’s a Wonderful Life Festival, Convention Days, etc.). 6. Oversees the Summer Camp in a Box program and work with partner organizations to develop an annual program.

    Professional Development 1. Identify and participate in relevant associations and educational activities and events to keep abreast of the latest developments in museum and nonprofit management. 2. Assist staff with professional and personal development goals as well as objectives to meet the needs of the organization.

    Qualifications Education Bachelor’s Degree in Museum Studies, History, Tourism, Nonprofit Management, Archives, Business Development and Organization, or similar field. Master’s Degree preferred.

    Desired Experience A strategic thinker with five (5) years paid and/or volunteer experience managing a museum, visitor center, or other non-profit organization.  Development and implementation of educational programs and special events.  Management and development of employees and volunteers.  Demonstrated leadership experience.  Experience in accounting and marketing.  Successful history of grant writing and resource development/fund raising.

    Desired Technical Skills  Ability to present ideas clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.  Familiarity with office technology and proficiency with MS Word, Excel, Google Suitesalong with Collection Management Databases, Donor Management Software, QuickBooks, and other software programs such as graphic design, newsletters, and blogs.

    Physical Requirements [negotiable, consistent with ADA requirements] Ability to perform or supervise tasks involving:  Climbing stairs and ladders.  Use of tools and doing minor repair/construction work.  Infrequent lifting up to 50 lbs.  Standing, walking, and sitting for extended amounts of time.

    Reporting: The Executive Director works closely with and under the supervision of the Board of Directors to achieve the dual objectives of the Visitor Center and the Museum.

    Salary: $45,000-$55,000 based on experience Benefits: Competitive PTO and Paid Holiday Package This posting will remain active until the Executive Director position is filled.

    To apply, please, email your resume (or CV) and a cover letter to No phone calls please. We will notify qualified applicants if we wish to schedule an interview

  • 30 Jan 2023 10:29 AM | Lori Wysong

    Jefferson County Museum, Charles Town, WV

     Located in historic downtown Charles Town, the Jefferson County Museum is dedicated to fostering the understanding and appreciation of the county’s history. Since its founding in 1965, the Museum’s mission has been to preserve the history and heritage of Jefferson County. Its unique collection and exhibits include a wide range of artifacts historically relevant to the county and portray the diverse stories of the people who have lived here.

    This is a part-time position of 20-25 hours per week, reporting to the Museum Director. The Museum Assistant is responsible for helping to supervise the work of our volunteers. The successful candidate will have regular weekend availability for Fridays and Saturdays.

    Pay is $16-$18/hour depending on experience and education.


    -Under the supervision of the Director, coordinate with local educational, historical, cultural, social and civic organizations and other stakeholders to build community partnerships

    -Work with the Community Engagement Coordinator to craft creative and well-researched posts and content for the Museum’s website and social media platforms

    -Work with Museum staff to design field trips, school visits, public programs and other educational activities for the Museum

    -In coordination with the Historian and Director, assist with research and exhibit development

    -Assist with promotion of Museum activities and exhibits

    -Help with collections research and curatorial duties as needed

    -Staff front desk, answer visitor questions, and assist with visitor services activities

    -Help with special events and other tasks as assigned

     Preferred Qualifications:

    -Bachelor’s Degree in Public History, Education, Museum Studies or related field.

    -Experience working and interacting with the public at a museum or historic site

    -Experience developing programs and curriculum for a variety of age groups

    -Excellent research and writing skills

    -Familiarity with social media platforms including Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, etc.

    -Interest in Jefferson County History

     To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to

  • 25 Jan 2023 7:41 PM | Robin MacDonald (Administrator)

    The Preservation Specialist contributes to the mission of CCAHA through conducting institutional assessments and assisting with institutional preservation planning; supporting educational programs; and providing technical information to libraries, archives, museums, historic sites, and other cultural institutions.  



    Candidates located in or willing to relocate to the Philadelphia area are preferred. This position requires frequent travel throughout the United States. 


    Major Responsibilities 

    • Conducting on-site preservation needs assessments and risk assessments with written reports for libraries, archives, museums, and other organizations. 
    • Assisting institutions to develop preservation plans, emergency plans, and collections management policies.  
    • Maintaining familiarity with preservation literature, particularly resources related to emergency preparedness and response.  
    • Presenting lectures and preparing both in-person and webinar programs for professional and lay audiences to promote awareness of preservation concerns and practices.   


    Additional Responsibilities 

    • Providing technical information via telephone, e-mail, and in print on preservation topics.   
    • Assisting in updating and expanding the range of technical literature available through CCAHA.  Writing articles for publication.   
    • Representing CCAHA at conferences and other public programs and participating in professional associations on a local, regional, and national level. 


    Desired Qualifications 

    • MLS (or equivalent), MA in Museum Studies, or MS in Conservation and a minimum of two years experience working in a cultural institution. Experience working in a museum or historical society is preferred.  
    • Training in and a thorough understanding of preservation principles, practice, and issues, including issues in digital preservation and emergency preparedness.  
    • Experience in conducting and writing preservation assessments and other planning documents for cultural institutions.  
    • Experience in participating in emergency preparedness efforts for cultural institutions. 
    • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.  
    • Talent in teaching and public speaking.  
    • Ability to work independently. 
    • Proficiency in conversational Spanish is a plus. 



    This is a full-time, exempt position. A generous benefits package that includes time-off, medical, dental, and vision coverage, FSA, and retirement matches are included. The salary range for this position is $56,365 - $60,590.  


    To Apply 

    Send letter of application, resume, writing sample (preservation assessment if relevant), and three references addressed to Ms. Dyani Feige, Director of Preservation Services, via email with the subject line “Preservation Specialist Application” to


    Position is open until filled.

    About CCAHA 

    CCAHA was founded in 1977 and has grown to be one of the largest nonprofit conservation centers in the country. Its wide array of services, sophisticated treatment facilities, innovative approaches, and highly trained and experienced staff have earned it a prominent and respected place in the conservation field. We serve nonprofit cultural institutions, private individuals, and other collecting organizations in the preservation of works on paper, archival documents, photographic materials, and books through conservation treatment, collection surveys and consultations, housing & framing, and digital imaging services. Our preventive conservation and preservation services staff focuses on capacity building for collecting institutions through fundraising support, strategic planning and assessment projects, emergency planning and response initiatives, and in developing educational programs and conferences. CCAHA’s mission is to provide expertise and leadership in the preservation of the world's cultural heritage.  


    CCAHA does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff and our clients. 

  • 24 Jan 2023 8:01 PM | Robin MacDonald (Administrator)

    Union Mills Homestead Foundation, Inc.  

    Executive Director Position  

    The Union Mills Homestead Foundation, Inc., founded in 1964, is dedicated to the preservation  and operation of the historic Union Mills Homestead and Grist Mill. As identified in recent  strategic planning, the Foundation’s vision is to be a leading historic site inspiring Americans  with authentic stories of determination and innovation of the Shriver family at Union Mills,  Maryland, illustrating the entrepreneurial spirit of American families. The Foundation is looking  for a new Executive Director to implement its strategic plan and achieve identified initiatives and  goals, maintaining a welcoming environment for visitors, volunteers, and staff.  

    The Foundation’s Executive Director provides organizational leadership and promotes the  Foundation’s mission to a wide range of stakeholders, both locally and regionally. S/he guides  outreach, collections stewardship, and site interpretation. Reporting to the Executive Committee  of the Board of Governors, the Executive Director is responsible for day-to-day management and  administration of the Foundation and its house and mill museum, continually assessing programs  and anticipating future challenges and opportunities. This individual must be an excellent  communicator, adaptable and willing to pitch in where needed. S/he must lead with respect,  cooperation, and innovation and work collaboratively with staff, volunteers, members, and other  stakeholders. A deep appreciation for history and historic preservation is essential.  


    1) Mission and Strategy: Work with the Board and staff to advance the Foundation’s mission  and see that it is fulfilled through its museum operations, educational programs, community  outreach, research, and communications.  

    Oversee and support the development and implementation of programs that carry out the  Foundation’s strategic plan.  

    Work closely with the Foundation’s educational, governmental, and museum partners.  Establish partnerships with community organizations to advance the Foundation’s mission.  Enhance the Foundation’s image and credibility by being active and visible in the community

    2) Financial Performance and Viability: Manage monetary resources to ensure the  Foundation’s financial health.  

    Propose an annual budget and provide the Board with regular financial statements that  accurately reflect the Foundation’s financial condition.  

    Provide fiscal management that anticipates operating within an approved budget, ensures  efficient resource utilization, and maintains the Foundation’s sound financial position.  Lead and participate in all fundraising and development activities, including grant writing and  fundraising events.  

    Maintain and expand the membership program.  

    Build relationships with current and potential major donors.  

    3) Government Relations: Work with relevant Government agencies to advocate for the  Foundation’s mission and coordinate support as required. 

    Maintain positive relationships with appointed and elected officials including Carroll County’s  Board of Commissioners and staff. 

    Serve as primary point of contact for communications with Carroll County. 

    4) Board Relations: Work with the Board to support effective governance and to achieve Board directed priorities.  

    Collaborate with the Board to ensure the Foundation remains focused on our identified  mission, vision, and values and priorities established in the strategic plan.  

    Communicate effectively with the Board and provide it with the information necessary to  make informed decisions.  

    Participate regularly with Executive Committee and other committees as ex officio member.  Adhere to established policies and procedures/update Board Handbook and Staff Manual as  appropriate.  

    Undertake duties beyond those listed, as assigned by the Board.  

    5) Museum Operations: Oversee nonfinancial resources to ensure successful ongoing  operations of the Union Mills Homestead.  

    Hire, supervise, and retain competent, qualified staff.  

    Oversee house and mill museum operations, including items concerning building  maintenance, museum collections, marketing, and historical interpretation.  

    Oversee all personnel associated with the Foundation and its operations, including paid staff,  volunteers, cleaning personnel, and persons under contract for specific projects.  Serve as spokesperson and chief advocate for the Foundation, directing community outreach.  Effectively monitor and maintain physical plant and equipment, including the historic  structures and any other physical assets.  

    Serve as park manager for the Union Mills Homestead Park, controlling usage and  coordinating support as required with Carroll County Government.  


    A Bachelor’s degree, Master’s preferred, in relevant field(s) (such as museum studies/  education, history, nonprofit/business administration), with museum background a plus.  Ideally ten or more years professional experience, including five or more years relevant  management experience.  

    Experience with nonprofit governing boards, volunteer management and/or membership  organizations.  

    Transparent and high integrity leadership with a strong and energetic work ethic.  Financial management skills, including budget preparation, analysis, decision making and  reporting.  

    Solid organizational abilities, including planning, delegating, program development and task  facilitation.  

    Strong written, oral, and public speaking communication skills and the ability to envision and  convey the Foundation’s mission and strategic plan to staff, board, volunteers, donors and the  broader community, including local and state government.  

    Excellent member relationship skills and understanding of the funding community.  Willingness to handle new challenges and tasks.  

    Ability to oversee and work collaboratively with staff in a respectful team environment.  Tech skills appropriate to position (Microsoft Office/Wordpress/PastPerfect or equivalent) Availability and willingness to keep a flexible schedule, including some evenings/weekends.  

    This full-time job offers a flexible work schedule and competitive compensation ($55,000 salary  plus a tax-free allowance for health insurance). Applicants should send a cover letter and resume  to by February 10, 2023.

  • 17 Jan 2023 1:35 PM | Lake Champlain Maritime Museum

    Job Description

    Lake Champlain Maritime Museum is looking for a counselor to join our Summer Camp team!  Our camps cover a wide variety of topics, from fishing to metal work, archaeology to watershed science, and snorkeling. If you are interested in any of those topics, this position would be a great fit for you! However, only a love of working with kids and contagious teaching energy are required. You must be motivated and able to work on a team as well as on your own.  The counselor will be responsible for implementing hands-on, experientially-oriented programming in coordination with the Education Programs Manager.  Work may include physically demanding tasks like canoeing, carrying supplies, hiking, snorkeling, life-guarding, and heavy lifting.  On and in-water experience is required.  This is a high-energy program where counselors spend their days working and teaching in a unique and mostly outdoor environment.  Last, but not least, it is the camp counselor’s responsibility to assure campers stay safe while having awesome and life-enriching experiences.

    At Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, we are committed to using our skills as historians, archaeologists, and educators to help make systemic change in our work and in the museum field. As part of this, we have spent the past two years working to remove barriers to access and pursuing new research projects that shine a light on untold stories of women and people of color in the Champlain Valley. Yet, we recognize that there is more work to do to create space, challenge bias, and dismantle systems that reinforce inequality. This position will play a critical role in ensuring that our internal systems and management reflect our commitment to justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion. We are committed to improving our experience with the Museum for all people who work with us and connect with us and are looking for a candidate who is excited to join us in this important work.


    • Maturity, leadership, responsibility, patience, dependability, integrity, common sense, good judgment, positive attitude, and timeliness
    • Comfortable in and on the water
    • Ability to effectively manage and organize students
    • Communication, decision-making, and program planning skills
    • Experience as a camp counselor, program leader, or classroom teacher
    • Experience or strong interest in history, snorkeling, archaeology, ecology, fishing, or metal work
    • Lifeguard certification, CPR/AED, and First Aid or willingness to complete certification prior to start date
    • Strong interpersonal and collaborative team skills
    • An interest and commitment to DEI/representative work in museums
    • A commitment to collaboration and an enthusiasm for Lake Champlain, its history, and its future

    Candidates must have a valid driver’s license, reliable personal transportation, and no excessive conflicting commitments including travel, work at other jobs, or other non-emergency leave of absence. If hired, candidate must pass a government background check prior to working with students alone.


    • Teach a variety of programs to students ages 6-12
    • Work closely with your fellow instructor to plan, develop, and implement activities
    • Use time constructively and be prepared to fill time when program plans change
    • Follow the Museum’s policies both on and off the water
    • Implement safety plans and maintain campus and off-site safety at all times
    • Maintain equipment and storage areas
    • Be a great leader and role model for students

    This position will include onsite, offsite, and on water work. Work outside will occur in all weather conditions.

    How to Apply

    Send your resumé, cover letter, and three references to with the subject line “Camp Counselor Job Application.” Applications will be open until the position is filled, and the targeted start date for the position is May 2023.

    Equal Opportunity Employment

    Lake Champlain Maritime Museum provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

  • 17 Jan 2023 1:34 PM | Lake Champlain Maritime Museum

    Job Description

    Lake Champlain Maritime Museum is in search of qualified on-water trip leaders for their summer teen expedition programs.

    The summer is broken into three separate expeditions. The first called Champlain Discovery is a five-week program where teens ages 13-16 build 17’ sea kayaks and embark on a two-week expedition on Lake Champlain in the kayaks they built. The boatbuilding portion of Champlain Discovery is a day program that runs five days a week followed by the expedition. Trip leaders are responsible for student management during the building portion and will work with experienced boatbuilders. Not all participants of the boat building program choose to attend the expedition. Followed by Champlain Discovery are two one-week long expeditions. Expedition Champlain is a one-week rowing expedition and Sail Champlain is a one-week sailing expedition. Training in the rowing boats will be provided prior to embarking on the rowing expedition. Trip leaders for the sailing expedition will be selected based on sailing experience. Check out the Museum’s website for more information about the teen expeditions:

    Job Schedule Overview

    • Kayak Building day program: June 19-July 7 (off July 4)
    • Champlain Discovery kayak expedition: July 9-23
    • Expedition Champlain rowing expedition: July 30-August 6
    • Sail Champlain whaleboat expedition: August 13-20
    • Based on trip leader availability, there will be several days of training prior to the expedition season. More information will be available in the spring
    • Trip leaders will have evenings and weekends off during the kayak building portion of Champlain Discovery, as well as several days off in between expeditions. The dates listed above are program dates only and do not include preparation and post days.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Ensure the emotional and physical safety of all participants while on trail.
    • Work with your co leader to make route and activity choices that will best serve the needs of your group and the current conditions.
    • Regularly communicate your route and any deviations from it to the Expeditionary Programs Manager
    • Work with your co leader to guide the healthy development of your group so that all participants are challenged and given the opportunity to grow.
    • Create an open and welcoming environment for all participants.
    • Establish a healthy and communicative relationship with your co-leader.


    • Current WFA or WFR certificate (WFR preferred)
    • Experience with kayak or other on-water trip leading and managing group dynamics
      • Sailing experience is preferred but not necessary to apply
    • Enthusiasm, flexibility, positive energy, and a desire to work with teenagers is essential
    • An understanding of how to create a physically and emotionally safe group environment
    • It is not necessary to be a boat-builder or woodworker, just a willingness learn and engage participants

    Working Conditions

    This position includes onsite, offsite, and on-water work. Work outside will occur in all weather conditions and includes evening and weekend hours.

    Physical Requirements

    • Must be able to stand and walk on uneven ground and dock surfaces for extended periods of time and
    • Must be able to lift/haul +50 pounds. 
    • Strong swimming skills required


    Expedition days are paid per diem (daily) between $130 and $160. This also includes all meals and camping fees while on the expedition. During preparation days, trip leaders will be paid hourly between $16 and $18 per hour. Pay rates will be decided based on experience. The Museum offers camping and running water to trip leaders on off days between expeditions. Camping is also available to staff during the kayak building portion of Champlain Discovery.

    How to Apply

    To apply, please email a resume, cover letter, and three references to Rebecca Burns, Expeditionary Programs Manager at

    Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until all positions have been filled. Three trip leaders will be hired for the summer 2023 season. Offer letters will be sent as early as late January 2023. 

    Equal Opportunity Employment

    Lake Champlain Maritime Museum provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

  • 16 Jan 2023 2:22 PM | Aura Newlin

    The Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation seeks an Executive Director to implement the strategic mission of the Foundation, manage the day-to-day operations of the Interpretive Center, recruit and manage staff, serve as the Foundation’s primary spokesperson for public engagement, and lead the Foundation’s scholarly and public service initiatives. This is the key leadership role for our rapidly growing organization.


    • Strategic leadership: Works closely with the Board of Directors to guide and implement the Foundation’s strategic vision. Identifies new opportunities for growth and collaboration in line with the Foundation’s mission and scope. Oversees the development and operations of the new Mineta-Simpson Institute.
    • Museum operations: Oversees the Interpretive Center’s facilities, day-to-day operations, and visitor experience. Ensures the timely planning, development, and execution of exhibits and educational program offerings. Oversees the preservation, acquisition, and deaccessioning of the Interpretive Center’s collections. Manages and leads a multi-faceted team of staff, consultants, and contractors. Develops the organizational culture and fosters a collaborative and inclusive work environment.
    • Site development: Oversees the planning and development of site infrastructure, including new and ongoing construction and maintenance for the Interpretive Center, the Mineta-Simpson Institute, and historic/interpretive structures on the property (i.e., root cellar, barrack, hospital buildings, administrative buildings, military honor roll and memorial, and interpretive walking trail). Identifies new opportunities and acquisitions for the historic site.
    • Fundraising and financial management: Oversees all financial and accounting functions to protect the Foundation’s assets and financial stability. Makes financial recommendations as needed and maintains budgeting records and reports. Identifies fundraising prospects and manages fund development strategies.
    • Public relations: Serves as the primary spokesperson for and face of the Foundation. Cultivates and strengthens relationships with relevant local, state, national, and international partners.
    • Develops and implements a communications plan that includes oversight of website content, social media presence, media relations, and print materials.


    • Bachelor’s degree or professional equivalent in museum studies, anthropology, history, sociology, public administration, nonprofit management, historic preservation, or a related field required. Advanced degree preferred.
    • At least five years of experience working in a museum, historic site, nonprofit organization, educational institution, or similar setting
    • Ability to provide strong leadership, vision, and strategic direction
    • Knowledge of standards and best practices for museums, nonprofits, or similar organizations
    • Familiarity with and understanding of the Japanese American incarceration experience
    • Ability to recruit, develop, evaluate and retain a highly qualified staff
    • Strong management skills, including an ability to manage an annual operating budget
    • Demonstrated success in fundraising and donor development
    • Ability to cultivate effective working relationships with stakeholders and diverse audiences, including membership, community groups, schools, government, private and civic organizations
    • Excellent writing, interpersonal, and public speaking skills
    • Excellent planning, time management, and multi-tasking skills

    JOB TYPE: Onsite, full-time

    TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS: The position may require up to 10% of local, regional and/or national travel.

    SALARY RANGE: $85,000 to $115,000, commensurate with experience and qualifications. Competitive benefits package.


    Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to Lia Nitake at no later than February 15, 2023.

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