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  • 26 Oct 2023 4:59 PM | Robyn Sumner

    C&O Canal Trust Position Description

    TITLE: Development Associate

    REPORTS TO: Director of Development

    LOCATION: Hybrid, in office at C&O Canal National

    Historical Park Headquarters in Williamsport,

    MD and telework.

    DURATION: Permanent Employee

    HOURS: Full-time

    Overview

    Are you ready to bring your energy and skills to help preserve the largest national park in the Washington, DC, region? The C&O Canal National Historical Park (NHP) runs 184.5 miles along the Potomac River from Washington, DC, to Cumberland, Maryland. It is beloved by over five million people who use it annually for recreation, exercise, and the enjoyment of history and nature. Almost entirely fee-free, it is one of the most accessible and visited national parks in the nation, attracting higher annual visitation than either Yellowstone or Yosemite.

    The C&O Canal Trust, the official philanthropic partner to the C&O Canal NHP, is seeking a Development Associate with a passion for public lands and the nonprofit sector to help build our capacity to provide increasingly robust support to the Park. We are a growing nonprofit that raises funds to preserve andprotect the C&O Canal NHP and manages programs that promote the Park’s natural, historical, and cultural resources for recreational and educational purposes.

    Our role is to engage a community of people — donors, elected leaders, business leaders, recreational visitors, and school children, who understand the value of and support this wonderful national park.

    The Position

    The C&O Canal Trust seeks a Development Associate who will bring an energetic, creative, can-do attitude, excellent communication and interpersonal skills, the ability to manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines, and experience managing CRM databases. This position provides an excellent opportunity for a person looking to pursue a career in professional nonprofit fundraising to experience and contribute to all elements of the development process.

    The Development Associate reports to the Director of Development. The position is based at C&O Canal NHP in a new headquarters building adjoining the Park in Williamsport, Maryland. Trust staff operate under a hybrid model – in office and telework – to allow for on-site collaboration as well as focused telework time.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    ● Processes and tracks gifts and gift acknowledgments.

    ● Manages and maintains donor database, ensuring accurate and timely data entry.

    ● Assists with data integrity and improvements to eTapestry, generates reports, and provides analysis.

    ● Provides special event coordination and support for Park After Dark and in-Park giving.

    All staff members are required to assist with general organization-wide duties and at major events. Some weekend and evening work will be required.

    Qualifications

    ● Bachelor’s degree.

    ● 1-3 years of relevant experience, preferably in the nonprofit sector.

    ● Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with exceptional attention to detail.

    ● CRM database experience preferred.

    ● Ability to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines.

    ● Demonstrated online research experience.

    ● Flexible and self-motivated, able to work both independently and as part of a team.

    ● Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a commitment to and passion for the C&O Canal

    Trust’s mission.

    ● Genuine interest in pursuing a career in development.

    Physical Demands and Safety

    Most work is performed in an indoor, office environment. Outside activities will occur with conditions varying by location and environment. The Park includes 184.5 miles along the Potomac River and touches many communities. Travel to a variety of locations will be required. You must be able to operate normal office equipment and be proficient with the Microsoft Office Suite and donor management software.

    Travel

    The main work location will be at the Trust offices in the C&O Canal National Historical Park Headquarters in Williamsport, Maryland. Frequent travel to locations throughout the Park will be required.

    Salary Range and Benefits

    The salary range is $38,000-$42,000 based on experience and the ability to meet the required responsibilities. The Trust offers a competitive benefits package including partial telework, 100 percent employer paid health insurance premiums; vacation, sick, and personal leave; 14 paid holidays; and the C&O Canal Trust’s Simple IRA retirement program (up to 3 percent employer matched).

    To Apply

    For priority consideration, please submit a cover letter and resume to Robyn Sumner, Director of Development, at jobs@canaltrust.org by November 13, 2023. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. To learn more about the C&O Canal Trust go to www.canaltrust.org.

    Equal Employment Opportunity

    The C&O Canal Trust is committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation or gender identity, disability, sex, or age.



  • 24 Oct 2023 12:06 PM | Tony Ngo

    Executive Director

    Princeton, New Jersey

     

    Home to one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence and to five New Jersey governors, Morven has played a role in the history of New Jersey and the nation for more than 250 years. With a substantial endowment and experienced staff, Morven is well positioned to begin the next phase in its growth and development. The next Executive Director must have a strong vision for Morven and the skills and drive to make that vision a reality.

     

    Responsibilities Include:

     

    Leadership. Accelerates progress in achieving the vision, mission, values, and goals of Morven by influencing and guiding internal and external constituencies. Brings fresh perspectives and new approaches to community leadership and strategic plan implementation. Understands that effective leaders are approachable, active listeners, who engage with, and value the life experience and perspectives of, others.

     

    Management. Builds and supports a staff of committed individuals, while creating an equitable and inclusive work environment that fosters a healthy work/life balance. Encourages a participatory and inclusive culture. Works to strengthen and grow the skills and qualifications of the organization through ongoing staff development.

     

    Vision. Morven seeks a leader who can work with the Board of Trustees, the staff, and external stakeholders to develop a clear vision and strategic plan for the future of the organization. That strategic plan will build upon the existing services and relationships of the organization. The Executive Director will create and work with a network of external supporters to promote that vision and make it a reality.

     

    Relationships. Connects, engages, and inspires all stakeholders. Works transparently, comfortably, and effectively with diverse constituencies in many different settings. Builds and maintains effective relationships that translate into successful collaborations, impactful initiatives, and diverse funding streams.

     

    Communications. The Executive Director will be a persuasive and charismatic communicator who can elevate the profile of Morven, expanding the community’s understanding of the museum’s history, mission, and services. Promotes Morven to stakeholders, the media, funders, and partners. Understands the importance of strategic communications and knows how to tell stories that inspire, while making topics compelling and accessible.

     

    Executive Leadership. The Executive Director will have the skills and competencies to provide oversight for the operational and financial management of a complex, multi-faceted organization. The individual must be a strategic thinker and problem solver who creates a team environment, solving problems through a healthy and intentional reliance on staff, and is committed to ongoing professional development.

     

    Team Building and Mentoring. The Executive Director will hire, cultivate, develop, and inspire a cohesive, high-performing team. In doing so the Executive Director will have a strong focus on staff development as well as a demonstrated ability to bring passion, vision, direction, business discipline, and inspiration to the organization. The successful candidate will be a good listener and open to dialogue and critical conversations that lead to shared success. A management approach that is accessible, collaborative, and empowering must be demonstrated and balanced by results-oriented accountability.

     

    Fundraising. Provides leadership for strategies that increase Morven’s fundraising results. Understands the dynamics of effective fundraising systems and works collaboratively with Board and staff members to achieve the museum’s financial goals. Has experience building durable and effective relationships with funders and donors and has had success in personally raising funds.

     

    Program Development.  Works with the staff and Board to develop engaging programs and exhibits that tell an authentic story of Morven and the local communities. Builds the perception of Morven as a community gathering place, resource, and catalyst for the better understanding of our shared history. Ensures that Morven is seen as a responsible steward, committed to telling an authentic and inclusive story of our history while caring for and preserving the resources with which it has been entrusted.

     

    Business Acumen. Leads creation of strategic, financial, and operational plans, ensuring coordination and alignment of all activities, initiatives and programs within Morven’s vision, mission, and values. Manages a fiscally sustainable organization and brings mission-based focus and financial rigor to opportunity assessment. Enhances infrastructures and systems to support the work of staff and the organization’s operating results. Establishes metrics for performance and measures of success for all facets of the museum’s operations. Assesses organizational capacity to implement strategies, identifies gaps in systems and staffing, and develops plans for correction, contingency, and succession.  

     

    Governance. Has experience working with and/or serving on governing boards and understands how to advance the Board’s work as the museum’s strategic governing body. Develops issues for Board review, discussion, input, and action. Helps the Board maintain an effective nominating process and ensures a thorough orientation for new Board members. Advocates for, and supports, the Board’s oversight and performance.

     

    Integrity. Maintains stewardship and accountability for the organization’s overall operational, ethical, and fiduciary integrity within the guidelines and policies set by the Board and applicable laws and/or regulations.

     

    The annual salary range for this position is between $150,000- $170,000, with a targeted midpoint of $160,000. The comprehensive benefits package includes health, dental, vision, group life insurance, a 401(k) plan, and EAP benefits program. Morven observes ten paid holidays each year and offers Paid Time Off as well as Sick Leave.

     

    To apply, please send a current resume and letter of introduction to Kittleman & Associates, LLC at: https://apptrkr.com/4717732

     

    For more information about Morven Museum & Garden, please visit Morven Museum & Garden: https://www.morven.org/ 

  • 12 Oct 2023 9:08 AM | Amy Glenn

    Position Description:

    Glencairn Museum is seeking seasonal museum interpreters to deliver Christmas in the Castle tours to a public audience beginning November 24, 2023 and ending January 7, 2024. This part-time position reports to the visitor experience manager. Responsibilities include attending training sessions, learning scripted material, completing certification, and leading public tours.

    Glencairn Museum is part of the Academy of the New Church and is affiliated with the General Church of the New Jerusalem www.newchurch.org, a Christian denomination based on the theology of Emanuel Swedenborg. The mission of Glencairn Museum is to engage a diverse audience with the common human endeavor to find higher meaning and purpose in our lives. This is achieved by recognizing universal spiritual concepts expressed in religious beliefs and practices around the world—past and present—through the interpretation of art, artifacts, and other cultural expressions of faith. A special focus of the Museum is to preserve and interpret art and artifacts that illustrate New Church beliefs and practices. Glencairn is seeking applicants who are committed to the Museum’s mission and values. For more information about Glencairn Museum and its mission, please visit www.glencairnmuseum.org/about-uswww.glencairnmuseum.org/about-us

    Details:

    • $15.00 hourly rate
    • Hours vary from 2 to 16 hours per week
    • Part-time, no benefits
    • Reports to visitor experience manager
    • Paid training begins mid-November

    Working Conditions and Environment:

    This part-time position requires work between 2 to 16 hours per week. Tours are offered daily between the hours of 1:00 pm and 4:30 pm. The Christmas in the Castle tour is 60 minutes in length. Museum interpreters are most often asked to lead two tours on the days when they are scheduled. Work schedules will be determined based on the reported availability of the museum interpreter and the needs of the Museum.

    Responsibilities:

    1. Attend paid required orientation and training sessions.

    2. Learn Christmas in the Castle tour script with mentorship provided by the visitor experience manager.

    3. Complete certification tour conducted by the visitor experience manager.

    4. Deliver scripted tour to public audiences (November 24, 2023 through January 7, 2024).

    5. Enforce all museum safety policies with tour visitors.

    6. Know and be prepared to act according to museum emergency procedures.

    7. Answer visitor questions about Glencairn Museum regarding information not included in the Christmas in the Castle tour script. (FAQs provided).

    8. Promote enrollment in e-communications, membership benefits, upcoming events in the Bryn Athyn Historic District, and participation in visitor surveys.

    9. Undergo an assessment tour conducted by the visitor experience manager.

    Personal and Professional Requirements:

    Employees of Glencairn Museum are expected to uphold the mission, principles, and policies of the Academy of the New Church; support the mission of Glencairn Museum; and follow all Museum policies and guidelines. Successful applicants will:

    1. Be friendly, energetic, and welcoming individual.

    2. Show a love and enthusiasm for education through material objects.

    3. Be punctual.

    4. Possess the ability to engage the attention of visitors of all ages including groups as large as 16 people.

    5. Prioritize attention to safety of visitors and objects.

    6. Treat all museum visitors with courtesy and respect.

    7. Efficiently operate an elevator and move people through museum galleries.

    8. Communicate through both text and email.

    9. Be at least 18 years old with a high school diploma and experience in public speaking.

    How to apply:

    An important part of the interview process is understanding why this position and our mission particularly resonate with you. Applicants should submit a resume and a cover letter including a discussion of their interest in Glencairn’s mission. In lieu of a resume please contact me to request an application form. With your submission, please include contact information for three adult references (not related to you) that know your abilities, skills, and work ethic. Application will be accepted, and interviews scheduled until November 3, 2023.

    Contact Person:

    Please direct questions and submit applications to:

    Leah Smith Visitor Experience Manager

    leah.smith@glencairnmuseum.org

    267.502.2990.

  • 11 Oct 2023 11:39 AM | Mary Walsh

    Join our dynamic team as the Executive Director and lead our organization in preserving and promoting the rich history of Luzerne County. We are seeking a visionary nonprofit leader with a passion for history, strong management skills, and a proven track record in fundraising and community engagement. Take this opportunity to make a lasting impact on our community's heritage. Please submit your resume and cover letter to the LCHS Search Committee at Search@luzernehistory.org.

    The Luzerne County Historical Society seeks an 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.

    Founded in 1858, the Luzerne County Historical Society is the oldest county historical society in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The LCHS continues to pursue its mission through exhibits, events, lectures and tours at its museum, library and historic houses.

    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 two full-time and one part-time employees with the support of 21 members of the Board of Directors and approximately 500 members. 

    Position Overview

    ·         Bachelor’s degree required, master’s degree preferred with a minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible experience in museum management, historical preservation, or nonprofit leadership.

    ·         Excellence in organizational management with the ability to move the agency toward continuous improvement. 

    ·         Demonstrated knowledge of fundraising, grant writing and implementation, membership, and donor development, specifically with major donors.

    ·         Strong knowledge and passion for history, heritage, and cultural preservation with an understanding of museum organization and collections management.

    ·         Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively engage with diverse audiences and stakeholders. Works easily with people of all backgrounds and ages. 

    ·         Supervise and manage a team of staff members, providing guidance, support, and direction as needed.

    ·         Past success in working and collaborating with a board of directors, committees, and volunteers, with the ability to enhance existing relationships and develop new ones. 

    ·         Proficiency in using technology and digital platforms for program development, social media, marketing, and outreach.

    ·         Proven ability to build strong and lasting partnerships with community, corporate, government, and other organizations, and engage key stakeholders and audiences.

    ·         Dynamic skills to serve as the internal and public face of the LCHS. 

    ·         Strong analytical skills and ability to understand financial data and make fiscally responsible decisions.

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

    • ·         Salary: $50,000/year
    • ·         Benefits:              Health Insurance
    • ·                                         Dental and Vision
    • ·                                         Rent-free housing on the grounds of the Swetland Homestead (Hancock House)
    A complete position description is available at https://luzernehistory.org/career-opportunities/

     


  • 06 Oct 2023 2:18 PM | Jason Illari

    Library Assistant (Part-time, 20hrs per week, Wednesday-Friday and occasional Saturdays 11am-4pm)

    Description: Reports to the Executive Director on assigned library projects and initiatives. Works closely with the Library Committee. Oversees management of the Society library, manuscript collections, reading room stacks, and archival materials. Schedules volunteers in the Library and prepares Library Committee agenda in consultation with the Library Chair and Executive Director. This position also helps coordinate and spearhead initiatives outlined in the HSCC Strategic Action Plan. Starting rate: $18.00 per hour.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Staffs the library desk in coordination with volunteers
    • Coordinates the library staffing calendar to ensure adequate coverage
    • Oversees and assists with research requests
    • Supervise interns, volunteers and work-study students
    • Updates inventory of all HSCC archival materials
    • Makes recommendations for and rehouses HSCC archival collections based on condition and need for access
    • Works with the Publications Committee to prepare the Society’s Journal
    • Assists with the preparation of items for digitization
    • Handles HSCC opening and closing responsibilities in coordination with other staff.

    Educational Requirements:

    • Bachelor’s degree
    • Minimum of 2 years of work experience

    Skills needed:

    • Ability to communicate effectively with customers, volunteers, board members, community members in person and in written communications.
    • Knowledge of collections software a plus, possible familiarity with Proficio/Rediscovery a plus
    • Knowledge of library and archival standards and best practices required; demonstrated knowledge of library collections management, a plus
    • Proficiency in Microsoft products
    • Highly organized
    • Ability to work under pressure with deadlines
    • Ability to cover Saturday hours in the absence of volunteer librarians
    • Physical ability to shelve and move materials in the library and to other buildings on a regular basis

    The Historical Society of Carroll County, Maryland

    210 East Main Street Westminster MD21157

    410-848-6494 www.HSCCmd.org

    Point of Contact: Jason Illari, Executive Director

    Email Cover Letter and Resume in PDF format or questions to jillari@hsccmd.org


  • 03 Oct 2023 1:08 PM | Liza Rosenthal

    Founded in 1923, the Sheboygan County Museum is seeking an executive director to lead this 100-year-old organization into a bold new future of preserving local history and serving the community. The ideal candidate will provide dynamic leadership and direct the museum’s programming, exhibitions, collections management, educational activities, and community outreach. The executive director will work closely with the Board of Directors to refine, develop, and implement a progressive program for the Museum’s fundraising, planning, organization, staffing, and operations.

    In honor of its centennial, and Sheboygan County’s changing community, the Museum recently rebranded, with an eye to a more holistic approach to the history of Sheboygan County. The executive director will take charge of this rebrand, reimagining the museum for its’ next century. The revised strategic vision focuses on a call to develop exhibits and programs that bring light to this new perspective as the organization proudly shares the history of Sheboygan County.

    The executive director will be excited and inspired by the opportunity to lead an organization which is committed to becoming the space where people have transcendental conversations about the past, to build a better future for all. The Museum’s strategic vision has also developed plans to bring experiences to people beyond the spatial limits of the Museum, extending the organization's presence to other spaces in the County.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    • Manage the day-to-day operations of the museum, ensuring a high standard of quality
    • Oversee special events, exhibitions, and educational programs
    • Supervise our team of curators, program managers and educators by providing guidance and mentorship.
    • Work with the museum curator in overseeing the selection, classification, cataloging, display and preservation of the museum collection in order to inform, educate and inspire the public.
    • In conjunction with the Board develop and implement of long-term strategic plans consistent with the museum’s mission.
    • Work with the Board of Directors to set priorities and allocate resources in support of the strategic plan.
    • Develop and manage the museum’s budget ensuring fiscal responsibility and sustainability
    • Serve as the primary liaison between the museum and the Sheboygan County government in order to sustain our major source of funding and the maintenance of our museum campus.
    • Identify and secure funding sources to support the museum’s programs and operations
    • Serve as the primary ambassador for the museum developing and maintaining relationships with our members, corporate supporters and other key stakeholders.
    • Represent the museum at professional conferences and meetings.
    • Stay abreast of developments in the museum field and work to achieve best practices for small museums.
    Qualification
    •  Master's degree related to museum studies. A bachelor's degree with two years of relevant experience in museum operations could be substituted for a Master's degree
    • Demonstrated experience working in a museum setting with management responsibilities.
    • Fundraising and grant-writing experience.
    • Excellent communication, interpersonal, teamwork and public speaking skills.
    • Information technology skills required to effectively and efficiently perform the tasks of executive director at the museum.
    Compensation

    The executive director is a full-time salaried position where the job responsibilities will include work outside regular business hours and is considered exempt from requirements that would apply to non-exempt hourly employment.

    • Salary range: $52,000 to $60,000 per year.
    • Flexible paid time off including time off available after three months of employment.
    • A negotiable package of a matching employer contribution toward the costs of health insurance and/or retirement.
    • A paid holiday schedule as provided in the museum employee handbook.

    Applying for the Executive Director Position

    Please email, in PDF format, your cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references to:

    Liza Rosenthal, Operations Manager

    Sheboygan County Historical Society and Museum

    liza.rosenthal@sheboygancounty.com

    Applications will be accepted until November 3, 2023 or until the position is filled.  Please no phone inquiries.

    About the Sheboygan County Museum (sheboyganmuseum.org)

    Founded on May 31, 1923, the Sheboygan County Museum is a 501(c)(3) that provides educational opportunities, programs, and public events dedicated to highlighting key aspects of the communities’ history. It annually hosts nearly 3,000 elementary students for Full-Day Education Programs, displays a variety of exhibitions of local, regional, and national interest, and has a collection that contains over 30,000 objects of interest about and from Sheboygan County. The Museum also maintains a 500-plus piece specialized Education Collection that provides hands-on experiential learning opportunities to visitors of all ages.

    The Museum Campus is made up of six buildings: the main museum building houses collections, offices, classrooms, work areas, and local history exhibits; an 1850s Italianate two-story structure which displays historic artifacts; an 1864 hand-hewn log cabin; an 1890s German-style wooden barn; an 1867 cheese factory; and a restoration center for storage and workspace.


  • 08 Sep 2023 3:05 PM | Debra Rantanen

    Digital Archivist Position Opening

    Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory

    ($53,627 - $85,951)

    Job Description

    Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum (JPPM), a unit of the Maryland Historical Trust, is recruiting for a full time, permanent Digital Archivist. JPPM is located in St. Leonard, Calvert County, Maryland, and is a center for both regional and statewide archaeological research.  It is home to the Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory (MAC Lab), which houses over 10 million artifacts.  The MAC Lab is responsible for the in-perpetuity curation of the State of Maryland’s archaeological collections, including artifacts and associated records. The main purpose of this job is to create and implement policies to ensure that digital archaeological records are properly managed, preserved, accessible, and associated with descriptive and meaningful metadata.

    Responsibilities

    Duties for this position will include creating an archival management plan for paper, photographic and digital records associated with the MAC Lab’s archaeological collections. This plan will include creating and managing a database for digital data and conducting data entry of all metadata for the associated digital records; coordinating with MAC Lab and Maryland Historical Trust staff regarding the disposition of digital, photographic and paper records in accordance with the records retention and disposition schedule for the Maryland State Archives; preparing digital, photographic and paper records for long-term curation; providing access to digital records while maintaining protections of confidential archaeological site location information; assisting with environmental monitoring of the records storage area; and assisting with grant writing.

    Qualifications

    Minimum qualifications include a bachelor’s degree in archival management, history, archaeology, museum studies or a related field from an accredited college or university and a minimum of one year’s experience in digital archive management. Additional experience as defined above may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

    Preferred qualifications include a master’s in library science from an American Library Association accredited program or a graduate degree in archival studies, history, archaeology, museum studies or a related field. Society of American Archivists Digital Archives Specialist certificate preferred. Minimum of two years’ experience in digital archive management.

    To Apply

    The applicant must be a US citizen or have a currently valid work visa. 

    To apply for this position, closing on October 9, 2023, visit

    https://www.jobapscloud.com/MD/sup/bulpreview.asp?R1=23&R2=005401&R3=0001


  • 07 Sep 2023 10:37 AM | Kelli Hepler

    The Muskegon Museum of Art (MMA) is seeking a full-time qualified professional to serve in the newly created position of Bennett-Schmidt Curator of Women’s Art and Director of The Bennett Prize for Women Figurative Realist Painters.

    The creation of this position coincides with the construction of The Bennett-Schmidt Pavilion, an addition to the current museum which will feature exhibitions dedicated to the work of women artists.  The Bennett-Schmidt Curator will; 1) be responsible for the women-focused programming of the MMA, including the selection, design and logistics of the various exhibitions of the work of women artists sponsored by the museum; 2) curate the work of women artists in the MMA permanent collection (including those contained in The Bennett Collection, a gift of over 150 contemporary and historic paintings of women by women being given to the museum by the Texas-based collectors, Steven Alan Bennett and Dr. Elaine Melotti Schmidt); 3) function as Director of The Bennett Prize for Women Figurative Realist Painters, a biennial, juried art competition that awards $50,000 to one woman artist to create her own solo exhibition and awards an additional prize of $10,000 to a woman painter for achievement in figurative realism. The incumbent will also oversee the associated exhibition, which travels the country for two years following the award. The Prize is intended to encourage women artists who have historically been underrepresented in the art world and to showcase and promote figurative realism.

    In their capacity as Director of The Bennett Prize, the incumbent will be responsible for the organization, coordination, and management of all Bennett Prize activities, including overseeing the logistics of the competition and the call for entries, gathering the information for the exhibition and associated catalogue, overseeing the design of the catalogue and, in conjunction with MMA staff, overseeing the installation of the exhibition at the MMA and the logistics of the traveling exhibition. Given the national scope of The Prize, the incumbent must have significant skill in coordinating with other institutions and individuals, including museums, art galleries, consultants, and awardees.

    The ideal candidate will have significant experience, preferably 5 or more years, in and with museums, art exhibitions, and arts management and will have an understanding of and experience with managing a collection of art objects, mounting museum exhibitions that include all types of art, and the creation of promotional materials related to such exhibitions, including accompanying scholarly catalogues. A Master of Arts degree in museum studies or administration, museum science, museology, or art history is preferred. Alternatively, the appropriate candidate might have a Master of Fine Arts degree in an artistic discipline with accompanying experience in a museum setting. Lesser education, but not less than a bachelor’s degree, with offsetting experience may be considered for the right candidate.

    A complete detailed job description can be found at: www.muskegonartmuseum.org/Bennett-Schmidt-Curator

    Full-Time Position with Benefits

    Salary Range: $60,000 -$70,000

    Application materials can be emailed to khepler@muskegonartmuseum.org by Friday, October 6, 2023.


  • 07 Sep 2023 7:57 AM | Stacie Vodra

    Development Director

    Montgomery History, Rockville, MD

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

    About Montgomery History

    Montgomery History collects, preserves, interprets, and shares the histories of all of Montgomery County’s residents. Our goal is to make local history relevant, accessible, inclusive, and engaging. To that end, we undertake the following activities:

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

    Responsibilities

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

    • Develop and implement a clear fundraising strategy that includes realistic, yet ambitious goals.
    • Oversee all aspects of donor solicitations, project-specific appeals, and the Annual Fund campaign.
    • Prepare letters of inquiry, funding requests, and other materials to solicit funds from foundations, government agencies, businesses, and organizations.
    • Manage major giving program and support efforts to secure planned gifts.
    • Produce timely donor updates and reports.
    • Organize periodic cultivation and stewardship events to strategically engage prospects and donors in our programming.
    • Research prospective individual donors, businesses, and foundations.
    • Design and produce regular fundraising reports.
    • Solicit donations of product and/or in-kind support from businesses and individuals.
    • Ensure prompt and personalized gift acknowledgement and recognition.
    • Develop and coordinate the production of promotional materials related to fundraising and program activities.

    Requirements:

    • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent;
    • Impeccable writing and oral communication skills;
    • At least five years of professional development experience;
    • Demonstrated track record of success using a variety of fundraising techniques including special events, corporate sponsorships, foundation proposals, and membership;
    • Keen understanding of fundraising best practices;
    • Highly organized, thorough, and detail-oriented;
    • Organizational and time management skills;
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and CRM software;
    • Availability to work occasional evenings and weekends; and
    • Creativity, inquisitiveness, flexibility, and good humor.

    Preferred Skills and Experience:

    • Experience working with 4-figure and higher donors and prospects;
    • Experience working with WordPress, social media platforms, and Bloomerang (donor database software);
    • Experience working in a small nonprofit setting; and
    • Knowledge of the history and culture of Montgomery County, Maryland.

    To Apply

    This is a permanent, full-time position with occasional weekend and evening hours required. Because programs and events may be located throughout Montgomery County, access to reliable transportation is necessary. After an introductory period, working remotely 2-3 days per week may be permitted. The starting salary will be $70,000 to $80,000 with an opportunity for increases as the organization prospers. The benefit package includes health and dental insurance, paid vacation, Federal holidays, sick leave, and employer-matched retirement.

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

    Equal Employment Opportunity

    Montgomery History is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all applicants and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based on race, color, religion, creed, ethnicity, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, sex, gender identity, family responsibility, pregnancy, genetic status or information, military or veteran status or on any status protected by federal, state or local law.


  • 04 Sep 2023 11:04 AM | Doris Galuchie

    THE HOPEWELL MUSEUM IN CENTRAL NEW JERSEY IS SEEKING AN EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

     

    The Hopewell Museum, founded in 1922 and situated in the quaint town of Hopewell, New Jersey, is seeking an industrious and innovative Executive Director to implement the Museum’s mission to preserve and promote the story of life in Hopewell Valley from its pre-colonial beginnings to the present. The Executive Director is appointed by the Board of Trustees and is generally responsible for the overall operations and management of the Museum, including the implementation of Board initiatives, fundraising, and assisting in the management of an exciting renovation and expansion project.

    Employment Type: Temporary, part-time employee position that may transition into permanent part-time or full-time after one year.  The workplace will be considered hybrid.

    Salary Range: Twenty hours per week at $35-$45 per hour, commensurate with education and experience.

    Required Qualifications:

    • ·        Bachelor’s degree in public history, museum studies, non-profit management, or a related field.
    • ·        Fundraising and grant-writing experience.
    • ·        Knowledge of standards and best practices for museums and nonprofits.
    • ·        Experience developing and managing budgets.
    • ·        Event-planning experience.
    • ·        Exemplary writing skills.
    • ·        An aptitude for public speaking.
    • ·        Willingness to work a variable schedule, including to help staff occasional evening and weekend events or participate in evening or weekend meetings..

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • ·        Master’s degree or commensurate experience.
    • ·        Curatorial experience.
    • ·        Experience with building construction projects.

    Summary of Responsibilities:

    • ·        Take direction from the Board of Trustees while overseeing all aspects of the organization’s operations.
    • ·        Work with the Board of Trustees, staff, and volunteers to further the mission of the organization.
    • ·        Supervise Museum staff and volunteers.
    • ·        Ensure a stable financial foundation for the Museum through the development and implementation of fundraising initiatives, including application for and procurement of grant funding.
    • ·        Cultivate new contributors, while retaining current individual and corporate donors.
    • ·        Serve as a proactive spokesperson to develop and maintain strong community partnerships.
    • ·        With the appropriate approvals, prepare and issue press releases, manage social media, and update the Museum website.
    • ·        Various administrative duties essential to the functioning of a small office.
    • ·        At the direction of the Collections Committee, oversee the curation, conservation, installation, and maintenance of all Museum collections and exhibits.
    • ·        At the direction of the Programming Committee, oversee the development and coordination of all public programming activities and events.
    • ·        At the direction of the Buildings and Grounds Committee, oversee the management of the facilities and grounds.
    • ·        At the direction of the Finance Committee, participate in the development of annual and long-range budgets.
    • ·        At the direction of the Joint Long-Range Planning Committee, participate in the development of organizational objectives and long-range plans.
    • ·        At the direction of the Treasurer, assist in executing and recording of financial transactions.
    • ·        At the direction of the Board of Trustees and the Reimagination Committee, provide administrative and logistical support for the Museum’s renovation and new construction project.
    • ·        Manage the Museum Gift Shop.

    Disclaimer: The preceding job description is merely a summary of the typical functions of the position.  It is by no means an exhaustive list of all possible responsibilities, tasks, and duties.

    How to Apply: Please send a cover letter, resume, and three references to Doris Galuchie at dgaluchie@msn.com.

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