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  • 09 Jul 2022 12:47 PM | Alana Newman

    EMPLOYMENT CATEGORY:    Salaried, Full-Time (40 hrs/week)
    COMPENSATION RANGE:   $38 to $43K (commensurate with experience)
    REPORTS TO:  WCHM Board of Directors

    The Warren County (IL) Historical Society and Museum is soliciting applications for the salaried position of Pattee Executive Director. The successful candidate will present at least a B.A. (M.A. preferred) with additional experience in Museum/Non-profit management or Historical Studies and have demonstrable skills in interpersonal and public communication as well as experience in working with access program and Past Perfect software for collection management. Grant writing capabilities and financial management skills will be considered as enhancements. A background and/or interest in Midwestern history and agriculture would be valuable as well.

    Duties will include preparing exhibits and programs; managing and scheduling for the museum building; supervising staff and coordinating communication with volunteers, society members, and the public; representing the organization in the community; strategic planning; grant writing and fundraising.

    Send an application letter, resume, and three references to mark.r.parrish57@gmail.com with "Search Committee" in the subject line. Applications are due no later than August 15th. Interviews will begin in August and the position is expected to begin in the fall.

    Find out more about the Warren County History Museum here.

    The WCHM is an equal opportunity employer. The Museum seeks talented people of all backgrounds—it values diversity of cultures, races and ethnicities, gender expressions, and abilities. Candidates who are BIPOC, LGBTQ+, bilingual or multilingual and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.



  • 07 Jul 2022 12:02 PM | Robert Clark

    Senior Executive Associate

    EMPLOYMENT CATEGORY:     Salaried, Non-Exempt / Full-Time (based on 32 hrs/week)
    COMPENSATION RANGE:     $45k - $48k (commensurate with experience)
    REPORTS TO:     President & CEO

    POSITION SUMMARY

    Historic Annapolis (HA) is seeking a highly organized, detail-oriented, and energetic individual for the position of Senior Executive Associate. The Senior Executive Associate is responsible for supporting the operations of the President’s Office for HA, the leading non-profit preservation and history organization in Annapolis, Maryland. This individual will report to the President and CEO and will interact with the organization’s various departments, as well as a variety of others including Board of Trustee members, the public, vendors, and prospective donors. Essential duties and responsibilities will focus on proactively supporting high-level administrative needs of the President and Executive Team and serve as a liaison to the Board of Trustees.

    Click here for the full job description. 

    Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to Ms. Lucy Mikhailova at lucy.mikhailova@annapolis.org by July 22, 2022.

  • 06 Jul 2022 12:08 PM | Robert Clark

    Education Programs Specialist

    EMPLOYMENT CATEGORY:    Salaried, Exempt / Full-Time (40 hrs/week)
    COMPENSATION RANGE:     $43k - $45k (commensurate with experience)
    REPORTS TO:     Vice President, Education and Interpretation

    POSITION SUMMARY

    The Education Programs Specialist is a new position in the Department of Education and Interpretation at Historic Annapolis (HA). The Specialist will be responsible for researching, developing, implementing, and participating in new and innovative educational programs and activities centered on HA sites’ interpretive content and themes. The Specialist will work alongside a mission-oriented team of individuals who are committed to creating and delivering high-quality educational programming for our organization. In this position, the Specialist is responsible for all aspects of HA’s public education programs and activities at HA sites, to include the Museum of Historic Annapolis, the William Paca House and Garden, the James Brice House, Hogshead, and the Waterfront Warehouse.

    Click here for the full job descriptionhttps://www.annapolis.org/uploads/Education-Programs-Specialist-June-2022.pdf

    Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to Ms. Lucy Mikhailova at lucy.mikhailova@annapolis.org by August 8, 2022.

  • 01 Jul 2022 11:01 AM | Lou Williams

    The Program Officer is responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive, engaging, and effective menu of literary-focused public humanities programs for Maryland Humanities. These include coordination of the Maryland Center for the Book, One Maryland One Book, and Veterans Book Groups.

    The Program Officer reports to the Director of Programs, supervises assigned Program Coordinators and/or Assistants, and collaborates closely with other program staff, all Maryland Humanities staff, and the Program Committee of the Board.

    Salary Range: $58,000–$62,000
    FLSA Status: Exempt; Permanent; Full-time
    Reports to: Director of Programs
    Working Conditions: Hybrid
    Supervisory Responsibilities: This position oversees and manages the Maryland Center for the Book Assistant

    Duties/Responsibilities:

    Program Management (95%)
    • Managing all aspects of One Maryland One Book, Book Festival sponsorships, reading and discussion programs, as well as coordination of the Maryland Center for the Book, including program execution, personnel, budgeting, evaluation, funder reporting, volunteer recruitment and management, and contract execution
    • Maintaining program excellence, expanding public appreciation of programs and their visibility, and increasing the number of participants and deepening their experience
    • Maintaining evaluation and other data and reporting on program results each year
    • Developing partnership opportunities, support networks, and program delivery systems that broaden and deepen programmatic impact through ongoing outreach
    • As appropriate to reach Maryland Humanities’ Strategic Plan goals, developing and implementing new humanities programs in collaboration with other Program staff
    • Helping to identify funding opportunities and assisting with preparation of proposals and reports to funders

    External Relations (5%)
    • Representing Maryland Humanities at appropriate One Maryland One Book, Book Festival, reading and discussion programs, and Maryland Center for the Book events, serving as a liaison with cultural, educational, and community groups across Maryland and the general public
    • Representing Maryland Humanities at state and national meetings and conferences, as well as on committees and task forces as they relate to Maryland Humanities’ programming
    Performing additional duties as assigned by the Director of Programs

    Required Skills/Abilities:

    • An interest in learning and enhancing skills that promote equity, inclusion, and cultural responsiveness, and an understanding of systems of oppression and their impact on community
    • Passionate about the creation of inclusive spaces and to the equitable treatment of all—including participants, audiences, supporters, staff, and board—at every level of the organization
    • Attention to detail, accuracy, and consistency in executing tasks for internal as well as external audiences
    • Ability to hold accountability and shared ownership of projects and tasks

    Education and Experience:

    • Proven and recurring success in the development, management, implementation, evaluation, and promotion of engaging humanities programs or relevant experience where comparable knowledge, skills, and abilities were gained
    • Experience with large-scale event management preferred

    Preferred Attributes and Qualities:

    • Skilled in examining and re-engineering program operations and procedures
    • Adaptable to change
    • Strong communication and active listening skills with coworkers and a wide range of stakeholders
    • Dependability and timeliness
    • Strong organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple deadlines
    • Ability to anticipate needs and align resources

    Working Conditions and Physical Requirements:

    • Maryland Humanities offices are located in Baltimore, MD. The office is open for staff to work from as needed. Each staff person is expected to join on-site team meetings at least 1 day per month
    • Prolonged periods of sitting and working on a computer
    • This position will be required to travel statewide as well as work some evenings and weekends (accommodations can be made for applicants without a vehicle)

    Additional Details:

    No one candidate will be perfect for this job. The skills and experience needed to be successful in this job exist on a spectrum. Frequently cited statistics show that candidates with disabilities, BIPOC candidates, women, and members of marginalized and/or systematically excluded groups apply to jobs only if they meet 100% of the qualifications. Maryland Humanities is happy to leave that statistic in the past. No one ever meets 100% of the qualifications. Please just apply.

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

    For more information, including benefits and instructions on how to apply, please visit our website

  • 29 Jun 2022 1:41 PM | Rachel Miller

    Description

    A small but mighty museum, the Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas (ASC), seeks a dynamic, art-loving, hard-working Curator of Collections & Exhibitions. The ideal candidate will have experience working with an American Alliance of Museums accredited institution and diverse audiences. ASC holds a jewel of an art collection within the scope of Arkansas artists, Art of the Delta, and African American artists. We believe that museums are centers of learning, diversity, creativity, and fun. Our Permanent Collection and Exhibition program plays an essential role in ASC's community engagement.

    The ideal candidate will hold a Bachelor’s Degree in art history, museum studies, or a related field and have a minimum of 3 years of museum experience at an AAM accredited institution, and a desire to flourish in a museum environment. The Curator will learn, or advance skills in, all aspects of collections and exhibitions including curatorial, collections care, and exhibition preparation.

    Salary commensurate with experience, $50,000 -$55,000.

    This position reports to the Executive Director, Arts & Science Center Board of Trustees, and the Arts & Science Center Endowment Board of Directors.  The Curator oversees the duties and tasks of the Museum Registrar and curatorial interns.

    CURATOR

    Through formal education and professional experience, the Curator connects the Permanent Collection of art to the timeline of art history through the lenses of the Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas’ scope of collecting and exhibition: Arkansas artists, Art of the Delta, and art by African American artists.

    Responsibilities include:

    • ·      Research and development of all aspects of art exhibitions including content, artist contact, and management
    • ·      Research regarding artists, genres, and relevance to the Collection
    • ·      Acquisition development according to the Collections Policy
    • ·      Balancing Exhibitions according to the Exhibition Policy
    • ·      Establishing exhibition calendars
    • ·      Schedule all aspects to meet exhibition calendaring
    • ·      Preparation of Letters of Agreement and contracts
    • ·      Preparation of exhibition budgets
    • ·      Writing catalogs, wall text, object labels, and other written content
    • ·      Complying with Rights and Reproduction and Intellectual Property laws
    • ·      Utilizing digital skills for catalog design including layout, image sizing, and file compatibility
    • ·      Public speaking and other front-line communication
    • ·      Complying with committee and meeting protocol including setting agendas, keeping meeting minutes, and permanent files
    • ·      Managing and evaluating duties of the Museum Registrar and curatorial interns
    • ·      Other duties as assigned

    COLLECTIONS CARE

    Through formal education and professional experience, the Curator cares for the Permanent Collection in accordance with American Alliance of Museums’ best practices, including:

    • ·      Art handling
    • ·      Art storage
    • ·      Collections policy and procedure
    • ·      General conservation and environmental control guidelines
    • ·      Environmental controls including temperature, RH, and UV
    • ·      Integrated Pest Management
    • ·      Accession and deaccession procedures
    • ·      Inventory
    • ·      Other duties as assigned

    EXHIBITION PREPARATION

    In-house preparation of community exhibition artwork and works from the ASC Permanent Collection require experience with the following:

    • ·      Object care during exhibition preparation and while on exhibition
    • ·      Framing, including in-house frames and custom framing
    • ·      Mat cutting
    • ·      Mounting
    • ·      Budget preparation for framing
    • ·      Purchasing supplies
    • ·      Storage of incoming loans, temporary loans, and shipping materials
    • ·      Exhibition mounting including layout, measurement and hanging
    • ·      Signage including vinyl, text panels, and labels
    • ·      Gallery wall repair and prep and painting of pedestals
    • ·      Maintain frames, plexiglass vitrines, mats, and plexiglass +
    • ·      Art to frame reciprocity system
    • ·      Frugal use of resources while maintaining archival standards
    • ·      Lifting, standing, and climbing ladders
    • ·      Other duties as assigned

    QUALIFICATIONS

    • ·      Bachelor’s degree required (art history, museum studies, or related field), advanced degree preferred.
    • ·      Minimum 3 years of experience in professional art setting, preferably an AAM accredited museum
    • ·      Proof of excellent organizational skills
    • ·      Proof of exceptional writing and communication skills
    • ·      Excellent Word and Excel skills
    • ·      Knowledge of museum software, Past Perfect5 preferred
    • ·      Knowledge of graphic design software, Adobe Suite preferred
    • ·      Knowledge of Squarespace web design, a plus
    • ·      Knowledge of Lapentor or another 3D virtual exhibition software, a plus
    • ·      Proven ability to work independently and as part of a team
    • ·      Stamina to stand, climb ladders, and lift up to 35 lbs.
    • ·      Valid driver’s license, good driving record and access to transportation
    • ·      Availability to travel
    • ·      Flexibility regarding work schedule which will include some evenings and weekends

    Special Requirements & Compensation

    This year round, full-time position with full benefits requires a flexible schedule to accommodate programs, events, and after-hours work including weekend and evening hours. Annual compensation includes a salary range of $50,000 - $55,000 depending on experience, plus health insurance, paid sick/leave time, and paid holidays. The incumbent should have a valid driver's license, be able to lift items up to 30 pounds, handle tools or controls, climb a ladder, and travel periodically for programs or meetings. Position open until filled. No phone calls please.

    Application package includes three components:

    1. A cover letter which must include:

    a. Your area of interest, academic training, and job experience in collections and exhibitions management, museum studies, art history, or a related field (specify). The letter must be specific to how your skills fit the ASC position.

    b. Save file with your last name and word “Letter” (i.e., SmithLetter)

    2. Updated resume. 

    a. Save file with your last name and word “Resume” (i.e., SmithResume)

    b. Include three professional references

    Submission process:

    1. Email two files to: cgaddy@asc701.org

    2. Subject line should read: Your last name and the word “Job Application” (i.e., Joe Smith Job Application)

    Equal Employment Opportunity

    The Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas 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. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.


  • 28 Jun 2022 2:59 PM | Deborah Manget

    DIRECTOR (part time)

    Museum of the Peace Corps Experience

    Washington, DC

    Director (part time)

    Reporting to the President of the Board, the Director of the Museum of the Peace Corps Experience (MPCE) will help shape a compelling vision and strategy for the Museum. The director will give particular attention to revenue growth, fundraising, programmatic expansion, and MPCE’s ongoing commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

    The director will work collaboratively with board members, volunteer team leaders, and contracted staff to effectively manage communications, virtual and temporary exhibits, educational programs, and the collection. The person will foster a culture of teamwork while overseeing the national reputation of the Museum and championing its social-impact mission.

    Roles and Responsibilities

    Fundraising • Develop a multi-year strategy to increase fundraising. • Cultivate MPCE donors and members and inspire legacy gifts to the Museum.

    • Develop a grant strategy, identifying pertinent funders and funding opportunities.

    Leadership • Maintain open communication with the board. Serve as a liaison between the Board of Directors and the volunteers and staff. • Liaise with National Peace Corps Association, affiliate groups, and the Peace Corps. • Actively seek opportunities to engage within and beyond the Peace Corps community and represent the museum through public talks. • Forge and steward institutional partnerships at the regional and national levels. • Develop productive working relationships with colleagues at other museums, archives, and cultural organizations. Operations ● Support and coordinate the work of volunteer teams and team coordinators. ● Recruit volunteers and hire staff for appropriate positions within the Museum. ● Continue to expand the museum’s policies in accordance with American Alliance of Museums best practices. ● Prepare and manage annual operating budget and provide regular updates to the Board of Directors. ● Lead development and implementation of a marketing plan. ● Maintain museum calendar and coordinate events and programs.

    Exhibitions, Education, and Collections ● With input from the Board, guide the Museum’s exhibits, programs, and collection. ● Maintain standards of excellence for all exhibits, education, and the collection.

    Qualifications A Master’s degree is preferred with a minimum of 2-3 years of museum management experience. Qualified candidates must have experience working in a team environment and have ● Demonstrated success in a museum or cultural organization ● Strong project management and communication skills ● Track record of building new programs with limited resources ● Experience with fundraising including membership programs and grant writing ● Familiarity with museum best practices ● Experience developing virtual presence and knowledge of museum collection software, such as PastPerfect ● Flexibility in working hours to accommodate differing time zones and schedules of volunteers ● Experience as a Peace Corps Volunteer or as a member of the Peace Corps community is preferred ● Be able to commute to Washington D.C.

    Compensation The Museum will offer a salary range between $40,000 and $45,000, commensurate with experience. This is a part time, 20 hours per week, contract position.

    Museum Mission

    Museum of the Peace Corps Experience (MPCE) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to collect and preserve stories and objects of material culture donated by volunteers who served in communities around the globe. Through virtual and temporary exhibits and programs, the museum fosters cultural understanding and encourages visitors to serve—wherever they live, however they can.

    Museum History

    MPCE was established in 1999 by a group of returned Peace Corps Volunteers in Portland, Oregon. The group began assembling a collection, organized temporary exhibits, and pursued funding sources. In 2016, the Portland committee expanded its vision to the national level and enlisted representatives from across the country to develop a strategy for launching a national collaboration. The strategy included an expanded volunteer management team and multi-step process for growing the museum’s operations and visibility.

    Since then, MPCE has developed systems for pre-accessioning and storing the growing collection, reestablished a Board of Directors, and produced temporary and virtual exhibits on both coasts. In 2022, MPCE will move into Peace Corps Place, the new National Peace Corps Association headquarters in Washington, DC where the museum will have an office and modest exhibit space. MPCE plans to launch a major financial and programmatic expansion in order to secure funding for additional staff, audience growth, virtual exhibits, and a future building.

    Instructions to Apply:

    Submit a cover letter as an email and tell us why you are interested in this position. Describe a fundraising experience you were involved with, initiated, or led. Include a link to your Linked-In profile.

    Attach your resume as a PDF file to the email and send it to pcmuseumhr@gmail.com . Please use only “last name, first name” in the e-mail subject line. Those applications received by July 18, 2022 will receive first priority.

    The Committee for a Museum of the Peace Corps Experience is a 501(c)(3) private nonprofit organization and a National Peace Corps Association affiliate.


  • 26 Jun 2022 9:30 PM | Paul Strater

    The Central Washington Agricultural Museum is a private, non-profit organization started in 1979 to accumulate antique farm machinery, examples of farm life, and exhibit the items on a 15 acre parklike setting.  There are displays in open air, open shed, and enclosed buildings.

    The Museum invites individual guests, school field trips, family groups , and organizations to explore the Museum. There are several annual events, including Old Town Days, Old Steel Car Show, Pioneer Power Show, Horse-n-Harness Sleigh Days, and many other activities on the grounds. Most group events and all daily visits are on a donation basis.

    The contractor will work directly with the board president in support of the specific decisions of the board of directors.  The contractor will have operational responsibility for coordinating the Museum activities, including volunteer projects support, event committee processes assistance, communication and active involvement with community organizations.

    The selected contractor must:

    1. Actively engage, work well with, and energize members, board members, volunteers, committees, partner organizations, funders, and donors.
    2. Have, or be able to quickly become familiar with best practices in museum curatorial affairs, administration, education, and finances.
    3. Serve as an ex-officio member of the board of directors, be invited to attend board meetings, and suggest any issues in which the Museum should be involved.
    4. Work with the board and volunteers to support fundraising goals from events, fundraisers, membership drives and appeals, legacy planning, and endowment building, etc.
    5. Strengthen the current membership development program.
    6. Be familiar with non-profit accounting and state/federal financial reporting.
    7. Have, or be willing to develop skills, in writing proposals for grants or finding funds for proposal writing assistance.
    8. Be flexible, personable, able to see and communicate short-and long-term strategies.

    Position parameters: This is considered to be approximately half-time, on a private contractor basis. Emphasis is on outcomes, not time spent. The initial contract range is $20,000 to $30,000 per year.  Supplemental contracts may be possible.

    Express interest: Submit a cover letter, resume/CV, and three references (references will be contacted in final round of interviews) to: Contract Committee, CWAM, 4508 Main St, Union Gap, WA 98903 or by email to Contract Committee at info@centralwaagmuseum.org.

  • 24 Jun 2022 11:44 AM | 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 $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:

    Required:  M.A. required in history, museum studies, public history, or related field or equivalent experience

           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 museum organization and collections management

           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

     

    Desirable: Three (3) to 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 3 years of experience supervising and managing staff and volunteers             

    Responsibilities:

    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 for 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:  $45,000 - $60.000

    Benefits:  Rent-free housing on the property of the Swetland Homestead (Hancock House) with site-supervision responsibilities; assistance with health insurance; and professional dues including required membership in the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP).

    A more detailed job description is available at https://luzernehistory.org/career-opportunities/

    Please submit resume no later than September 30, 2022 to: 

    Stephen B. Killian, Esq.

    575 Pierce Street

    Suite 303

    Kingston, PA  18704

    SBK1one@gmail.com            


  • 23 Jun 2022 5:04 PM | Anonymous

    Gunston Hall is pleased to announce an opening for full-time educators.  Gunston Hall is a small museum with a highly collaborative, energetic staff dedicated to the power of place, historical objects, and storytelling to create meaningful experiences for visitors of all ages.  Once a site of slavery, Gunston Hall is now a museum dedicated to telling the stories of all the people who lived on the 18th-century plantation, including enslaved women, men, and children, indentured workers, and George Mason, one of the leaders of the Revolution and new nation.  Gunston Hall uses stories of the past to help visitors better understand the ideas and contradictions that formed our nation. 


    We are seeking candidates who are friendly and people-oriented, love history, and are eager to share Gunston Hall’s story with visitors. Educators divide their time between the visitor center and the mansion, and in some seasons educators spend significant time in outdoor locations. Their responsibilities center on ensuring visitors have a meaningful and content-rich experience at Gunston Hall. 


    Specifically, educators:

    • engage visitors, in a pleasant and welcoming manner; 

    • lead tours that are accurate and engaging for visitors of all ages; 

    • facilitate informal learning experiences, including during public programs and special events;

    • assist with the development of and preparation for public programs and special events;

    • participate in a variety of activities that support educational initiatives, including conducting historical research, writing social media posts, creating pre- and post-visit materials for teachers;  

    • promote and relay accurate information about planned programs and events; 

    • provide support for volunteer-run school programs;

    • take a positive and problem-solving approach to the daily challenges that arise in a visitor-centered organization;

    • take the lead on opening museum buildings, and provide access for part-time staff members, on weekends and holidays;

    • serve as a point of contact between staff on-site and supervisors if no supervisors are present;

    • 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. 


    An ideal candidate will be interested in history, solution-oriented, detail-oriented, able to adapt to changing circumstances, and committed to serving as an effective ambassador for Gunston Hall and its content, whether the candidate is working with teachers, students, program attendees, museum visitors, or other members of the general public.  The candidate will be dedicated to ongoing learning.  Furthermore, an ideal candidate will excel at thinking creatively about how to convey historical material in ways that reach diverse audiences. 


    This position reports to the Education Manager. It requires:

    • excellent communication skills, including the ability to communicate effectively with people of different backgrounds and ages;

    • excellent customer service skills; 

    • commitment to telling stories from multiple perspectives and to talking about difficult subjects;

    • 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. 


    This position includes regular weekend days and some holidays.  It is full-time and non-exempt, paying an hourly rate of $15-17, depending on qualifications.  Benefits include paid annual and sick leave, health insurance, life insurance, a retirement plan, and a discount in the museum shop.  Additional benefits of employment at Gunston Hall include opportunities to enjoy 554 acres of outdoor recreational and environmental amenities along the Potomac River, an organizational commitment to wellness and personal fulfillment, access to comprehensive professional development programs, and the opportunity to collaborate with a creative, innovative, and fun team of individuals who are all enthusiastically committed to the organization, our mission, and to each other’s success.


    To apply please send a letter of interest and resume to Rebecca Martin, Director of Education and Guest Experiences, at rebecca.martin@gunstonhall.org.  Applications should be submitted by July 22, 2022.


    Gunston Hall is an equal opportunity employer. 

  • 22 Jun 2022 3:24 PM | Kate Messenger

    Exhibit Technician

    Salary: $31,500-$44,075

    Full Time

    Description:

    This is a position that coordinates and assists in the installation and maintenance of public art and Discovery Center exhibits. This includes, but is not limited to, coordination with departments, artists, equipment and other means necessary to complete various projects. Manual labor and knowledge of basic tools is involved in general maintenance, installation and transporting activities related to the Cultural Arts and Sciences Division.

    https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/cityofocala/jobs/3272051/exhibit-technician?page=2&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs


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