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  • 15 Jul 2021 1:47 PM | Anonymous member

    Position Announcement

    Director of Temple Contemporary

    Tyler School of Art and Architecture, Temple University

    Position Overview

    The Tyler School of Art and Architecture invites applicants for the position of Director of Temple Contemporary, the school’s center for exhibitions and public programs. This position is an uncommon opportunity for an individual to bring progressive leadership to a contemporary gallery in a school of art and architecture with nationally ranked programs situated within a research university, Temple University.

    We see this as a highly creative, hands-on position that requires an essential understanding of contemporary art and visual culture, and the collaborative and communication skills to work effectively across disciplines with constituencies within and beyond the school. We are looking for a leader who will build a distinctive intellectual vision for the gallery. The successful candidate will demonstrate initiative, creativity, be passionate about arts advocacy, be fluent in contemporary arts discourse, have experience in fundraising, and be able to work in collaborative and dynamic ways with a diverse group of faculty, students and staff and members of our surrounding community.

    Curators, artists, scholars, and cultural producers and practitioners are invited to apply. We are especially interested in candidates who share a love for progressive ideas across the arts and design disciplines, who value working with the broad and diverse communities and who view art as knowledge and as an indispensable arm of free thought and direct social engagement.

    The director is a salaried, 12-month position reporting to the dean of the School. The director may also teach up to one class per year. The salary range is $80-$120k.

    About the Tyler School of Art and Architecture

    The Tyler School of Art and Architecture at Temple University is known for fostering a culture of diversity practices in our scholarship and pedagogy. Candidates for the position of director of Temple Contemporary are encouraged to address the ways in which they could contribute to Temple’s institutional mission and commitment to excellence and diversity and to Tyler’s engagement in interdisciplinarity, social responsibility, and community engagement.

    One of the Tyler School of Art and Architecture's core strengths is the breadth of its academic programs. The school offers more than three dozen degree programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels, in studio art, design, art history, art education, art therapy, architecture, and built environment disciplines. In each program, students work in small learning communities, while also benefiting from state-of-the-art facilities, a rigorous curriculum, and a large, diverse campus community. 

    Tyler’s faculty members are widely recognized as among the most exciting practitioners in their fields. Tyler’s vast network of alumniartists, designers, art historians, scholars, architects and urban planners—are rich resources for collaboration. Temple Contemporary plays a crucial role in the lives of students at the Tyler School of Art and Architecture by expanding their learning experiences.


    About Philadelphia


    Located in Philadelphia, a hub of cultural and artistic activity and historical resonance, Tyler draws on the many opportunities and resources available throughout the city. Philadelphia has deep artistic traditions in the arts and crafts, including painting, printmaking, ceramics, architecture, and more. The city is home to a thriving contemporary art scene and myriad arts institutions, large and small, including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Barnes Collection, the African American Museum in Philadelphia, the Institute of Contemporary Art, the Fabric Workshop and Museum, the Clay Studio, Mural Arts Philadelphia, and Monument Lab.

    Philadelphia’s urban context includes many notable works of architecture and urban design. Transformational design began with William Penn’s city vision, incorporating green urban squares accessible to all citizens. The city’s accessible green infrastructure was expanded over time to include Fairmount Park, the largest urban park system in the United States, and the Reading Viaduct Rail Park. The dense urban fabric, built up over three centuries, includes innovative architectural works from William Strickland’s Merchant’s Exchange to Howe and Lescaze’s PSFS Building, and more recent works like Snøhetta’s Charles Library.


    Main Responsibilities of the Position

    The Director of Temple Contemporary is responsible for generating and organizing a yearly series of vital exhibitions, workshops, lectures, and other programs. The director will be expected to consider the educational needs and goals of the academic programs at the Tyler School of Art and Architecture as well as actively engage with students, faculty, artists, scholars, alumni, and the public.

    • Develop and maintain a dynamic vision for Temple Contemporary in collaboration with faculty, staff, students, and advisory committees.
    • Engage in productive partnerships and collaborative relationships that enrich the educational and cultural life of the school, university, arts community, and general community.
    • Create interdisciplinary activities that serve pedagogical, research and outreach interests of the students and faculty.
    • Work with faculty to develop responsive programs that are integrated with academic coursework at Tyler.
    • Manage, operate, and oversee 3,400 square foot gallery facility.
    • Lead the effort to generate contributed income from private, public, governmental, and internal university sources.
    • Develop and manage budgets for Temple Contemporary.
    • Supervise Temple Contemporary staff of two to three full-time members, graduate assistants, and work study students.
    • Maintain a dynamic media presence to promote Temple Contemporary in collaboration with Tyler’s communications staff.
    • Support MFA thesis exhibitions.
    • Coordinate Temple Contemporary’s Youth Advisory Council and general Advisory Council.


    • MFA in Visual Arts, MA in Museum/Curatorial Studies, MA in Art History/Museum Management/Administration or equivalent
    • Experience in community engagement
    • Three to five years of experience in museum or gallery curating or programming
    • Record of successful fundraising
    • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
    • Experience as a teacher in formal or informal environments
    • Hands-on experience with the practical processes of supporting exhibitions from proposal to de-installation
    • Demonstrated ability to produce exhibition publications, gallery text and promotional materials

    How to apply

    Submit application materials here.

    Application should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, documentation of 3-5 relevant previous projects, and contact information for three professional references. Please include two statements:

    1)    A programming statement that illustrates your views of an institution as a space of cultural exploration and social interaction, as well as your vision for how you would approach a university gallery’s presentation of contemporary art and visual culture within the contexts of the school, the university, and the larger community.

    2)    A statement outlining how you have contributed to diversity practices that foster equity and inclusion.



  • 06 Jul 2021 3:03 PM | Lauren Taylor

    The Museum 

    • The Hieronymus Mueller Museum (HMM) opened its doors in the Central Illinois city of Decatur in 1995.  In 2005, HMM  relocated and built  its 8,000 square foot site next door to the Mueller Company.  The museum annually averages about 1,500 visitors.  HMM is a private organization and is primarily funded through the Mueller family’s Hieronymus Mueller Family Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable foundation.  The family’s objective for the museum is to share with the public the history of the Mueller Company, the Mueller family, and its employees.

      The history is a rich one and represents a classic American dream story.  Hieronymus Mueller immigrated to America in 1852 and founded Mueller Company in 1857. The company remained in family ownership for 132 years.  The family sold it in 1986. Hieronymus Mueller strived to make everyday life better through invention. That notion represents the HMM brand. Hieronymus Mueller and his sons obtained 501 patents including water pressure regulators, faucet designs, the first sanitary drinking fountain, a roller skate design, and a bicycle kick-stand. He became enthralled with automobiles, importing a Benz from Germany in 1892.  Hieronymus Mueller was awarded patents for a reverse gear, water-cooled radiator, newly-designed spark plugs, and a make-and-break distributor. He built seven automobiles. The enduring industry that the Mueller Company became nationally known for is water and gas distribution. Its most recognizable product is the Mueller fire hydrant. The company produces over half the hydrant volume in the United States, both under family ownership and to this day,  Today Mueller Company operates as a division of Mueller Water Products, a NYSE-listed company.

      The Board and staff operate HMM, the Board at the strategic level and the staff at the tactical level. The Board is comprised of four Hieronymus Mueller descendants, a Mueller Company representative, and a community volunteer who is also a Mueller Company retiree. Board meetings are held quarterly via telephone, as most board members are remote. The staff is comprised of a Director, Assistant Director, Museum Associate, and Consultant.

      Looking forward, the Board seeks to grow significantly HMM’s first and repeat visits and geographic awareness.  To facilitate this, the Board has authorized that the director will be a full-time position for the first time in HMM’s history. The Board has identified four core strategies in place for the Director to execute: (1) Collection , (2) Visitor Experience , (3) Community Engagement, and (4) Marketing.    


      The Role 


      The Director of HMM will draw from considerable experience, professional skills, and education to advance the museum’s mission of collecting, preserving, and interpreting the history of the Mueller Company and the family and descendants of Hieronymus Mueller.  The Director will develop substantial knowledge of the overall family story and effectively represent this to the public through community engagement events, museum tours, newsletters, and social media outreach.  A successful candidate will be able to lead, manage, and collaborate with staff, conduct daily and long-term administrative operations.  While working closely with and reporting to the Board of Directors, the Director will implement the core strategies by delivering tactics that grow first and repeat visits, enhance the in-person and virtual museum experience, and enthusiastically help move HMM into the next phase of its growth.




      Sole Responsibilities


    • 1.     Administrative
    • ·      Budget planning and management
    • ·      Project management & prioritization
    • ·      Board relations (communications, meetings, etc.)
    • ·      Professional relationship with service providers (CPA, legal, government, website design, etc.)
    • ·      Building maintenance and site operations
    • ·      Accounts payable
    • ·      Record keeping
    • ·      Time management (deadlines)
    • 2.     Leadership
    • ·      High energy
    • o   Always be selling the HMM story to visitors, the community (business, civic, and cultural), and other museums.
    • ·      Entrepreneurial motivation
    • ·      Mentoring 
    • Dual Responsibilities with Assistant Director

    • 1.     Museum Management (Collection & Experience)
    • ·      Oversee curating and archiving
    • ·      Apportion and organize public floor space to align with objectives for permanent collection, internal exhibitions, visiting exhibitions, and events 
    • ·      Exhibitions and their content
    • o   Create a playbook and process for selecting and executing internal and visiting exhibitions  
    • ·      Museum partnerships 
    • ·      Visitor experience: tours & literature


    • 2.     Community Engagement 
    • ·      Events 
    • ·      Speaker presentations
    • ·      Partnerships
    • ·      Volunteer Program
    • ·      Recruiting and training
    • ·      Mueller Company Relationship
    • ·      Sponsorships/Scholarships
    • 3.     Marketing
    • ·      HMM Website
    • ·      Social media: Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter
    • ·      Advertising: print, online
    • ·      Reach: local, regional, national



      • Minimum B.A. degree from an accredited college with preferred course work in museum studies, historic preservation , business administration or related field
      • Three years of experience in a museum or like institution
      • Knowledge of and experience implementing standards and best practices for non-profits and museums. 
      • Success in growing first and repeat visits for a museum, attraction, or business
      • Adept at preparing budgets and managing a profit & loss statement
      • Experience in developing and executing a tactical plan that supports Board approved objectives and strategies
      • Experience in community engagement and public relations
      • Must possess essential computer literacy skills: Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
      • Familiarity with web design and graphics
      • Strong working knowledge of various social media platforms
      • Strong written, verbal and research skills


      What We Offer 

      • ·       Annual Salary Range:

      $60,000+ DOE

      • ·       Vacation:

      10 days, earned on a monthly accrual basis

      • ·       Paid Holidays

      New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day

      How To Apply


      Send your resume and cover letter to Search Committee at  Please, no phone calls.

  • 05 Jul 2021 10:50 AM | Faithe Miller Lakowicz (Administrator)


    The Friends of Jonathan Clark House located on the corner of Bonniwell and Cedarburg Roads in  Mequon began in 2012 and is a non-profit 501c3 organization with a mission “to collect,  preserve and share the history of the Jonathan Clark House and the early settlers of Mequon  Thiensville”. It is led by a nine-member Board of Directors that are elected by its members. It is  currently managed by a non-paid Executive Director and a non-paid Curator/Preservation  Manager. The Friends has assets of $394,000 and is carrying a mortgage (currently at  $150,000) for the 2 ½ acre property on which stands the historic 1848 home of Jonathan and  Mary Clark. Monthly expenses including mortgage payments are approximately $2,000 per  month. A cadre of volunteers of all ages is a mainstay of the organization. The annual Heritage  Days series (four outdoor events held June through October) is a key program.  

    Position Summary 

    The Executive Director will report to the Board of Directors and work closely with the Board  President. The Executive Director will take the place of the current volunteer Executive  Director. The Preservation Manager and Curator positions will continue with volunteer status and staff. A “Heritage Center” building is being planned. The annual year-end fund drive as  well as the leadership of the planning and fund raising of the 3,600 square foot center will be a  major responsibility.  


    a. Administration and Fund Development 

    . Organize and report at board of director and annual member meetings 

    . Manage day-to-day administration to include information technology 

    . Provide leadership to board members in their volunteer assignments such as  education, special projects, volunteers, marketing, fund development and preservation . Guide board member recruitment and the election process according to the by-laws . In coordination with the Preservation Chairperson, work with the Preservation  Manager to implement the preservation plan. 

    . Direct the development and fundraising for the “Heritage Center” project, and when  complete, oversee its operations. Keep donors engaged in the process. 

    . Lead the Board of Directors in the development and implementation of a strategic  plan 

    . Submit an annual report to the Board of Directors and the Wisconsin Historical Society

    b. Finances 

    . Maintain financial records with the board treasurer 

    . Direct fund development and fundraising campaigns 

    . Develop and submit grants for operating expenses, educational programming and  “Heritage Center” projects 

    c. Programming and Education 

    . Organize and conduct events and educational programming, both on-site and off-site  in collaboration with the Volunteer Education Director and area organizations

    . In collaboration with the Volunteer Coordinator, recruit volunteers to serve as tour  docents for small groups 

    d. Marketing, Public Relations and External Affairs 

    . Create and distribute promotional materials and communications, such as  newsletters, news releases, website, and social media posts. 

    . Communicate with area chambers of commerce. 

    Skills, Experience and Qualifications 

    a. Foundational knowledge of non-profit and/or educational organizations, including grant  writing. 

    b. Experience planning and implementing fund development activities and engagement events  c. Ability to self-motivate and work independently 

    d. Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate in writing, by phone and using information technologies 

    e. Ability to travel within the Ozaukee County region 

    f. A bachelor’s degree in a related field such as history, museum studies, education, public relations, or three to five years of directly related experiences, or an equivalent combination of  education and experience. 

    Physical Requirements 

    a. Must be able to exert up to 50 pounds of force to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move  objects.  

    b. Must possess the visual acuity to compile and compute information, operate a computer,  and proofread materials. 

    c. Must be able to physically negotiate various building and outdoor levels, such as a narrow,  steep flight of stairs. 

    Start Date 

    To be negotiated with the Board of Directors, with a six-month probationary period.  

    Hours and Compensation 

    Work will be performed an average of 20 hours a week at a consultant basis with pay at $25 an  hour or commensurate with experience and qualifications. The flexible schedule set by the  Director will have an expectation of attendance at events, including some evenings and  weekends. Holidays are typically not included. An annual review will be conducted by  representatives of the Board of Directors. 

    How to Apply 

    Send an e-mail that includes a cover letter, resume, three reference letters, and a document  that demonstrates that the applicant played a significant role in a recent major fund  development project.  

    To: Gary Heckendorf, President, Friends of Jonathan Clark House  

    Friends of Jonathan Clark House 

    P. O. Box 634, Mequon, WI 53092 


  • 01 Jul 2021 12:53 PM | Nora Venezky

    Organization:                  Greenbrier Historical Society

    Position:                           Executive Director

    Updated:                           7/01/2021

    Location:                           Lewisburg, WV

    Job Type:                          Full Time

    Min Education:               B/A Undergraduate

    Min Experience:              1-3 Years

    Salary:                               $43,500

    The mission of the Greenbrier Historical Society is to share the diverse history and culture of the Greenbrier Valley.

    The Greenbrier Historical Society (GHS) is focused on sharing the rich and diverse history of our Valley. With the recent completion of several new exhibits there is still room to grow the exhibit program and continue to bring excitement and new life to the North House Museum. The organization seeks a creative Executive Director that must be willing to innovate, build community engagement and support, as well work to engage with new audiences.

    Organization Overview:

    Operating out of downtown Lewisburg, WV the Greenbrier Historical Society serves the Greenbrier Valley (Greenbrier, Monroe, Summers, and Pocahontas County). The Greenbrier Historical Society oversees three historic properties: g

    • ·       The North House Museum and Archives is the headquarters of the organization and is home to many unique exhibits and period rooms. Visitors are taken on fee based guided tours of the museum by our docents or are given the option to explore two self-guided exhibits free of charge. It is also home to the GHS Archive and Library where the organization holds thousands of historic documents and responds to hundreds of research requests each year. The Greenbrier County Courthouse Collection is a major collection and is a wealth of information about the history of the area dating back to the Colonial period.
    • ·       The Barracks is a turn of the century (19th) log building located in the heart of downtown Lewisburg, WV. Currently the building is undergoing capital improvements with the hopes of developing an educational and living history space for demonstrations, field trips, and community activities. While work continues on the building, the organization is operating an escape room based on the first settler experience in Lewisburg.
    • ·       The Blue Sulphur Springs Pavilion is the only remains of the once thriving Blue Sulphur Springs resort located north of Alderson, WV on the south-western end of Greenbrier County. The Greenbrier Historical Society’s Friends of the Blue group is working to raise the necessary funds to preserve this structure and eventually make it into a historic interpretive park.

    Position Overview:

    The Executive Director is responsible for the management and oversight of the Greenbrier Historical Society properties. The Executive Director provides leadership and oversees the day-to-day operation of the North House Museum and Archive as well as the capital improvements to the Barracks and Blue Sulphur Springs Pavilion at the direction of the GHS Board of Directors.

    Key Skills Required:

    • ·       Leadership
    • ·       Project Management
    • ·       Problem Solving
    • ·       Personnel Management
    • ·       Strategic Thinking
    • ·       Policy & Procedure Development and Enhancement
    • ·       Grant Writing
    • ·       Financial Management

    Primary Position Responsibilities:

    Leadership & Management

    1. Manage daily operations of the Museum, Archives, and other properties.
    • 2.     Coordinate and implement ongoing strategic planning, including the development and implementation of the Society’s Strategic Plan to move the mission forward and fulfill the vision of the organization.
    1. Actively engage and energize board members, GHS members, volunteers, committees, partner organizations, funders, and donors.
    2. Supervise the AmeriCorps member(s) position that is hired through the Appalachian Forest National Heritage Area.
    3. Develop and maintain a strong culture based on the Society’s values.
    4. Supervise and manage staff: Curator & Education Director(1), Marketing Manager (1), Financial Coordinator (1), Museum/Archives Associates (1-2), AmeriCorps Member (1), and a volunteer team of 20-30.

    Finances and Fundraising

    1. Supervise the Financial Coordinator in financial reporting and activities.
    2. Assist the Treasurer and Finance Committee to develop an annual operating budget and oversee the financial health of the organization.
    3. Monitor cash flow and the profit and loss statement.
    • 4.     Oversee revenue generating activities such as fund raising, grant writing, membership, and gift shop sales
    • 5.     Identify grant opportunities and work to develop government, non-profit, and foundation grants to support the operations of the museum. Responsible for appropriate monitoring of grants and required reporting.
    • 6.     Maintain all necessary registrations and certifications to comply with local and state requirements for non-profits.

    Communications and Marketing

    1. Represent and promote the Society in community affairs as the official spokesperson for the organization. Provide television interviews and other press related interviews.
    2. Oversee the creation of marketing and promotional materials including newsletters, annual journal publication, web-site, and social media. 
    3. Oversee efforts of the Marketing Manager to develop a marketing plan and strategies designed to support the organizations overall Strategic Plan.

    Programming & Outreach

    1. Develop an annual calendar of events, exhibits, and programs to further the mission of the museum.
    2. Support the Curator and Education Director’s development and implementation of educational and public outreach programs and exhibits.
    3. Coordinate a plan for processing our Archival collections while making them more accessible to researchers with the assistance of the Archives Committee and Archives Staff.
    4. Coordinates key annual events including the GHS Annual Membership Meeting, Various  Fundraising activities, and our biennial Home Tour of historic properties.

    Professional Development:

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



    ·       Bachelors Degree in Museum Studies, Public History, Nonprofit Management, Archives, or related field. Master’s Degree Preferred.


    ·       Experience with management of a museum, archive, or a non-profit organization.

    ·       Experience developing and implementing educational programs and special events.

    ·       Experience managing and developing staff and volunteers.

    ·       Organization management experience or equivalent education to include intermediate accounting and marketing knowledge.

    Technical Skills:

    ·       Excellent verbal communication skills to include effective public speaking.

    ·       Excellent written communication skills, including the ability to compose business documents, financial reports, news releases, and marketing materials with emphasis on accuracy and proper grammar.

    ·       Grant Writing and fundraising experience.

    ·       Technology and computer knowledge a plus.

    ·       Computer literacy requirements: proficiency in MS Word and Excel, Google Suites, Past Perfect, Little Green Light (or other donor management software), QuickBooks, Weebly web builder, MailChimp, Canva or other graphic design software.

    Physical Requirements:

    ·       Ability to climb stairs and ladders

    ·       Comfortable using tools and doing minor repair/construction work a plus

    ·       Infrequent lifting up to 50 lbs.

    ·       Standing, walking and sitting for extended amounts of time


    Base Salary; $43,500, with an annual review cycle.

    Cover letter, resume, and three professional references should be sent to the Greenbrier Historical Society,  .  Materials will be reviewed and interviews scheduled with the most promising candidates.

  • 02 Jun 2021 11:07 AM | YUWEN HUYAN

    Position Summary

    QHS is looking for an experienced museum professional to serve as the Executive Director. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will serve as a forward-thinking, innovative, and creative chief executive officer with overall responsibility for the execution of the Society’s mission. The Executive Director will be committed to museum excellence and best practices, cultivation of multiple stakeholder and constituent groups, and providing interrelated strategic vision and operational leadership. This is not a position for a traditionally-minded history museum director.

    Primary Duties and Responsibilities

    Strategic and Operational Leadership

    Responsible for strategy development and implementation, development and fundraising, community relations, curatorial and exhibition-making, educational program development, personnel administration, financial and facilities management, marketing, and archival and collections management. Able to conceive, articulate, and realize a progressive curatorial vision for exhibitions and programs that is innovative, creative, thought-provoking, and forward-thinking. Responsible for hiring, tasking, and managing staff employees, independent contractors, volunteer organizers, and interns.

    Oversees all day-to-day operations, with a focus on providing quality exhibitions and programs within the framework of excellence in the visitor experience. Manages communications with stakeholders to articulate a clear vision for programming, financial support, and community partnerships, and ensuring consistency of branding and messaging.

    Ensures that the necessary organizational structure, policies, systems controls, and procedures are in place and regularly reviewed for effectiveness. Meets regularly with the Board of Directors, including with the Executive Committee and other Board-established committees, to report on and coordinate organizational activities.

    Fundraising and Financial Management

    Partners with the Board to cultivate relationships and financial resources that will ensure the success of the institution. Cultivates major donors, members, and event volunteer leaders to expand fundraising activities and build financial resilience in support of ongoing programs and operations.

    Manages the development of institutional funding sources including government agencies and private foundations. Manages the preparation of the annual operating budget with the Treasurer and the Finance Committee, and provides quarterly financial reports to the Board.

    Oversees the preparations of the annual audit report and 990 tax filings with an independent auditor, and coordinates reporting by the auditor to the Board. Oversees routine financial transactions and management with the Business Manager, bookkeeper, and accountant, and coordinates liability, healthcare, and collections insurance coverage.

    Community Relations and Engagement

    Develops an active community presence and relationships to foster opportunities for new initiatives and partnerships that build connections, support increased attendance and membership, enhances organizational reputation, and strengthens the fabric of social and cultural organizations in the Borough of Queens communities.

    Uphold the Society’s commitment to embedding equity, diversity, and inclusion in programming and outreach including, but not limited to, free public access to the Society’s archives and research collections. This commitment includes programming that challenges structural inequalities and promotes constructive dialogue around issues related to marginalized communities.

    Actively engages with a comprehensive network of museum professionals, independent curators, and arts and culture sector practitioners by hosting and participating in relevant meetings and convenings that share sector trends and current best practices.

    Develop local networks in the arts and culture community to identify and cultivate collaborative programs with independent curators and institutional partners.

    Experience and Qualifications
    • Graduate degree in History, Anthropology, Museum Studies, Curatorial Studies, Cultural Studies, Interdisciplinary Arts and Humanities, or a related field.
    • Professional experience at the senior management level, in museums or arts/cultural non-profit sector organizations.
    • A seasoned professional with multiple literacy skills: social, cross-cultural, business, civic, programmatic, media.
    • Agility to oscillate between and interrelate strategic direction and operational management.
    • A mindset of cross-disciplinary and collaborative thinking.
    • An appetite for innovation and new ideas in progressive museum practice.
    • Advanced critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
    • Experience and enthusiasm for working with a wide variety of public constituents; excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
    • Enthusiasm for participating in a wide range of organizational functions.
    • Experience managing staff, independent contractors, volunteers, and interns.
    • Proficiency with MS Office suite.
    • Familiarity with QuickBooks, WordPress, and Google Cloud Apps.
    • Knowledge of the local and regional community and its history.

    Salary and Benefits
    This is an exempt, full-time position with a salary range of 45-50K. Benefits include 10 days annual vacation per year, 10 days medical leave, and 11 paid holidays.

    Equal Opportunity
    The Queens Historical Society is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status. The Society is dedicated to diversity in all forms in its staffing and governance, as well as in its accessibility policies, to create and promote an inclusive organization and community.

    To apply

    Email letter of interest, resume, and three professional references in Adobe PDF format to using the job title and your name in your subject line (example: “Executive Director – Jane Smith”). All attachments should be submitted with the applicant’s first initial and last name included in the file name (for example “J.Smith Resume”). Interviews will be held during May, June, and July, and the position start date is anticipated to be no later than August 1, 2021.

  • 25 May 2021 12:54 PM | Mark Sutherland

    Fosterfields Living Historical Farm in Morristown, NJ, a historic site of the Morris County Park Commission, seeks an Education Assistant.  Fosterfields interprets the history of a 1920s working farm.  This position works under the supervision of the Historic Sites Manager, and works closely with the Historical Program Specialist.  The Education Assistant will develop, present, and evaluate educational programs at Fosterfields for the benefit and enjoyment of a variety of audiences.  Essential functions include: development and implementation of a variety of programs related to the site, site interpretation for visiting groups and the general public, and general office duties related to the position.

    The candidate should be a graduate of a college of recognized standing with a major program of study in history, education, American studies, museum studies, or a related field; work towards an advanced degree preferred.  This is a year-round, part-time position and is limited to 28 hours per week.  The salary is $14.25/hour.  The chosen candidate must be able to work a combination of days that will include Saturdays during the May through October season, and other dates as assigned.  To apply, please send resume, cover letter, and three references to  The Morris County Park Commission is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

  • 12 May 2021 2:15 PM | Victoria Silverman


    The Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) first opened its doors fifty years ago in 1969. It brought together three historically independent disciplines—art, history, and natural sciences—under one roof. This progressive multidisciplinary approach celebrates the many facets of California. OMCA’s collections—comprising more than 1.9 million objects including seminal art works, historical artifacts, ethnographic objects, natural specimens, and photographs—and its exhibitions and programs explore and reveal the factors that shape California’s character and identity, from its extraordinary natural landscapes, to successive waves of migration, to its unique culture of creativity and innovation.

    Ten years ago, OMCA undertook a major renovation and transformed its collection galleries in order to build on the Museum’s original multidisciplinary and civic-minded intent by improving integration of OMCA's collections and programs, strengthening its role as a public forum, and creating new opportunities for visitor participation. The collections are animated by innovative interpretive tools and interactive features; and new gathering spaces and program areas engage visitors and encourage them to share their own perspectives, questions, and stories. OMCA is currently completing another phase of its campus renovation with the transformation of its landmark gardens and creation of two new entries that connect the campus with the surrounding neighborhood. The $15 million renovation was funded through the $85 million “All In: The Campaign for OMCA,” which also included $30 million for operating support over five years and $40 million for growth of endowment and investment funds. The campaign will conclude on June 30, 2021 and has already surpassed the goal.

    OMCA nurtures its deep ties to the community by offering many educational and outreach programs. OMCA welcomes schools, scholars, local audiences, and all visitors to participate in its events and activities and to discover their place in California's past, present, and future. In the most recent year prior to its closing in March 2020 due to the pandemic, more than 25,000 K-12 students experienced OMCA’s programs and more than 350,000 people visited the museum, 30% of whom were first-time visitors and 56% of whom are people of color.

    OMCA has recently undertaken a staff organizational redesign that places equity, inclusion and anti-racism at the center of its organizational structure. This position will be a key member of the senior leadership team that will support, mentor and coach colleagues within the department and throughout the Museum in advancing these values and commitments.

    For more information, please visit


    The Director of Philanthropy is responsible for all philanthropic activities of the Museum including but not limited to annual giving and membership, planned giving, institutional giving, and major gifts.  The Director of Philanthropy drives strategies for acquisition and retention of all contributed revenue through innovative and traditional methods in order to achieve OMCA’s goal for social impact and financial sustainability. As a member of the senior leadership team, the Director of Philanthropy works collaboratively and with shared responsibility with other executive level staff to ensure achievement of the Museum’s strategic goals and to support the work of the Board of Trustees and appropriate committees.


    The Director of Philanthropy is a member of the six-person Senior Leadership Council and reports to the Executive Director.  The position oversees and manages a talented staff including four direct and nine indirect reports. The direct reports include an Associate Director of Membership, an Associate Director of Individual Giving, an Associate Director of Development Operations, and an Associate Director of Institutional Giving.  The position works in partnership with the Director of Marketing of Audience Engagement to co-lead the Advancement and Engagement unit within the new organizational structure.  The position also staffs the Advancement Committee of the Board.


    Leadership Council/Organizational Responsibilities

    • Develop, embrace, model, inspire and communicate institutional mission, vision and goals, sharing leadership of the entire Museum as well as advocating for and directing department functions.
    • Demonstrate exceptional leadership skills in motivating and nurturing staff, delegating tasks, encouraging independent problem-solving by individuals and teams, and providing an understanding of the institutional vision as a context for individual and department work plans.
    • Employ innovative and forward-thinking leadership, including actively anticipating changing trend and analyzing implications and consequences of changing business needs and circumstances.
    • Contribute as a member of the Senior Leadership Council to the policymaking for and management of the Museum including supporting the Museum’s mission, values, vision, and core commitment to the visitor experience, community engagement, and institutional relevancy for the future.
    • Contribute to the prudent and ongoing monitoring of OMCA annual budget and financial demands to ensure a sustainable future.
    •  Provide data-driven decision-making, goal setting, clear communication, knowledge sharing, collaboration, guidance, mentorship and coaching of department leaders.
    • Partner with colleagues across the institution to develop institutional funding opportunities and priorities.
    • Serve as Acting Director in the absence of the Executive Director, as requested.


    • Develop and implement a long-range donor-centric development plan to include goals and objectives for annual operations and capital and endowment initiatives, including, but not limited to, a major individual gifts program, annual fund, foundation and government grants, corporate sponsorships and gifts, planned giving, membership, and special events.
    • Lead efforts to build a Culture of Philanthropy throughout the organization, engaging the full staff and Board in understanding the importance of philanthropy to the Museum’s mission, sharing information transparently and inclusively with the organization about OMCA’s fundraising strategies and approaches, and connecting OMCA’s values to philanthropic efforts so that all OMCA stakeholders understand the role they can play in fostering donor and member relationships and support.
    • Develop and oversee a comprehensive donor and member cultivation and stewardship program including special events and other engagement opportunities that strategically boost fundraising efforts.
    • Oversee a robust membership program designed to build overall Museum attendance, develop members into long-term and higher-level supporters, and provide repeat and sustained participation in Museum activities.
    • Guide the development and administration of the department budget including supervising thpreparation of the budget, monthly and quarterly contributed income report, projections, analyses, and reconciliations with the Finance Department, writing support narratives for budgets, and monitoring performance against budget and collection of outstanding pledges in conjunction with the staff.
    • Oversee gift tracking systems and donor reporting mechanisms, donor acknowledgement and recognition efforts and ensure ongoing reconciliation with financial systems.
    • Work with the Board of Trustees to develop strategies to initiate and meet aggressive fundraising goals.
    • In partnership with Marketing and Communications, ensure strategic alignment related to external communications initiatives about fundraising and membership efforts.
    • Develop fundraising training for Trustees and other leadership volunteers.
    • Serve as the primary liaison to the Board Advancement Committee and support the work of the Governance Committee.


    • Ability to display the competencies of strategic thinking, development of self and others and ability to deploy and align organizational strategies and objectives
    • 10+ years of fundraising experience with progressive growth towards senior leadership
    • 5+ years supervisory experience
    • ·B.A. degree in relevant field required; M.A. or M.B.A desirable; fundraising certifications appreciated
    • English language proficiency in both spoken and written form
    •  Demonstrated knowledge of fundraising trends and progressive practices
    • · Demonstrated achievements as an adaptive change agent, collaborator, coach, and team and coalition-builder
    • MS (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Google Suite, Raiser’s Edge, and tools for measuring fundraising campaigns
    • Excellent leadership, supervisory, planning, and organization skills
    • Effective communication, problem solving skills, and presentation skills including public speaking
    • Team building skills with a collaborative management style
    • Self-awareness and openness to new philanthropic trends and practices
    • Commitment to working collaboratively in an anti-racist organization
    •  Commitment to and passion for the mission of Oakland Museum of California
    • Creative, conceptual, and analytical thinker, with a sensitivity to both the cultural and business sectors


    The salary range for this position is $125,000 to $150,000 plus full benefits.

    To demonstrate our commitment to equity and equal pay for all, Cook Silverman Search will continue to post salary ranges on all of its job descriptions moving forward. The practice of not posting salaries perpetuates the gender wage gap and discriminates against people of color by causing individuals to negotiate from a disadvantaged starting point.


    To apply for this position, or for additional information on the opportunity, please send a copy of your resume with a cover letter to Victoria Silverman at

    You can view the job description and learn about our other open roles at

    All applications and inquiries will receive a response and be kept strictly confidential.


    The Oakland Museum of California is dedicated to diversity, inclusion, accessibility and equity. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ability/disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We highly encourage our diverse community to apply for available employment, internship, fellowship and volunteer positions at the Museum, as we aim to ensure our staff reflects the diversity of our visitors and surrounding community. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, OMCA will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities.

  • 27 Apr 2021 3:34 PM | Emily Martin

    The Maryland Center for History and Culture (MCHC) seeks a dynamic team member to join our vibrant Advancement Department as the Advancement Operations Manager. Reporting to the Director of Individual Giving, this position will be responsible for the oversight and management of all database management and stewardship practices. The Advancement Operations Manager is responsible for ensuring accurate gift entry, actively cleaning and updating data, acknowledging all gift and membership transactions, and has an active role in creating new systems for answering donor inquiries, responding to internal and external requests, and identifying opportunities.

    The Advancement Operations Manager works closely with the entire Advancement Department to set contributed revenue goals and track the success of all of Advancement’s goals and priorities. This position will also be responsible for working closely with the Director of Individual Giving to increase the department’s capacity through prospecting, moves management, donor cultivation and appreciation events, and streamlining the department’s operational procedures. MCHC is currently migrating to a new donor database system, and the Advancement Operations Manager will function as the Advancement’s team lead strategist in maximizing the new platform, leveraging data to target and engage new and existing donors and members.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    Gift Entry, Acknowledgment, and Tracking

    ·         Process all donations, memberships, auction requests, and other contribution-related activities from data entry to acknowledgement;

    ·         Work closely with the Finance Department to ensure accuracy and efficiency of gift processing and reconciliation;

    • ·         Maintain and track all leadership, membership, and special project acknowledgement letters and send out new member packets, gift baskets, and donor prospect packets;

    ·         Track outstanding pledges for Campaign, Annual Fund, and Special Projects and send monthly reminders.

    Database Management and Salesforce Implementation

    ·         Manage MCHC’s donor database, Salesforce, by updating records daily, performing global updates; ensure the efficiency of the donor database with bi-monthly deceased constituent and bad address checks, continuously update records with new information such as appeals sent and actions taken for prospecting purposes;

    ·         Ensure the accuracy and efficiency of pulling records for specific mailings and reports;

    • ·         Act as an Administrator for the Salesforce implementation: confirming accuracy of data, performing data imports, identifying issues and troubleshooting, and creating new reports.


    ·         Maintain Advancement office  operations including ordering all Advancement-related supplies such as letterhead, envelopes, membership cards, new member packet materials, brochures, etc., placing print orders, etc.;

    ·         Assist in developing plans for special fundraising initiatives and events, and assist with promoting/setting up/breaking down of events;

    ·         Identify stream of new individual giving and small business prospects for Director of Individual Giving, President & CEO, and Annual Giving Manager ;

    ·         Act as the liaison between the Advancement Department and constituents, answer and solve external advancement-related questions and problems;

    ·         Update Advancement Department’s websites , create new donation pages, and track web activity.

    Qualifications and Requirements

    • ·         Salesforce experience strongly preferred;
    • ·         Minimum 3 years’ experience in a fundraising or related field within the nonprofit sector;
    • ·         Excellent customer service skills. Comfortable speaking with all levels of staff and donors;
    • ·         Occasional ability to lift up to 50 lbs needed and occasional travel and late nights required;
    • ·         Demonstrated self-starter and problem solver;
    • ·         Analytical and data-oriented with an ability to run and synthesize giving reports and donor information;
    • ·         Proficiency with Excel, Word, Google Sheets, and basic HTML;
    • ·         Ability to prioritize, self-manage, and maintain high productivity;
    • ·         Ability to work independently and as part of a close working team.

    This is a full time, salaried position with benefits. The final salary will be determined based on the experience and qualifications of the successful candidate.

    Salary is negotiable and dependent upon qualifications - Please submit salary requirements with application. Starting salary is $37,000 annually

    How to Apply

    Please email a cover letter, resume with contacts of three professional references, and salary requirements to Subject line: Advancement Operations Manager. Incomplete applications may not be considered. No phone calls, please.

    About MCHC

    The Maryland Center for History and Culture is an equal opportunity employer that seeks to educate people of all ages about the American experience through the rich history of Maryland using their collections and to preserve important objects and archival materials from prehistoric Maryland to the present day.

    The Maryland Center for History and Culture collects, preserves, and interprets the history, art, and culture of Maryland. By exploring multiple perspectives and sharing national stories through the lens of Maryland, MCHC inspires critical thinking, creativity, and community. Learn more at

  • 26 Apr 2021 10:47 AM | Kelly Campagne

    Title: Associate Director, Facilities

    Employment Status:           Exempt

    Salary:   $70-85,000

    Supervisor Title: Director, Facilities/Chief Talent and Administrative Officer

    Date Revised:   March, 2021

    Summary of Position:

    Meridian is seeking a highly motivated and organized Deputy Facilities Director to join our Facilities team. Reporting to the Director of Facilities, this position provides a wide range of administrative functions including record keeping, materials and services order and invoice processing, interdepartmental communications, and staff interactions to ensure efficient management of the Facilities office. This position also works on tasks and projects as assigned and maintains the confidentiality of all institutional and personnel matters that are part of the work of the Facilities office. The successful candidate must be resourceful, able to work independently and adjust easily to changing priorities. Strong written and oral communication, interpersonal in a diverse, inclusive environement, and time management skills required. The capacity to define problems and look beyond the obvious to find effective solutions is expected. Work requires an exquisite attention to detail. This position is located in Washington D.C.

    Position Responsibilities:

    • Ensure adequate and appropriate staffing for routine work requests, housekeeping, event setups and takedowns, and routine repairs.
    • Ensure that all buildings, mechanical equipment, and grounds are maintained for daily use by staff and visitors, as well as to the standards required by the National Register of Historic Places
    • ·         Ensure that all safety codes and inspections related to mechanical equipment, safety equipment, safety standards, fire notification systems, fire suppression systems, and emergency notification systems are in compliance with applicable regulations.
    • ·         Assist in the development, administration, and monitoring of annual operating budgets for utilities, preventive maintenance, repairs, supplies, and equipment procurement.
    • Assist in the scheduling and implementation of capital improvements and ongoing repairs in keeping with budget, procure appropriately, plan and implement timelines to minimize impact on Meridian events.
    • Assist in the development and establishment of policies and procedures to ensure safe and efficient operations and maintain compliance with all applicable regulations.
    • Assist in the development of staffing plans and budgets that ensures adequate support for Meridian’s mission and events, and provides a learning, coaching and inclusive environment.
    • Develop and implement systems to maintain equipment inventories, compliance activities, maintenance records, and budget documentation.
    • Work closely and collaboratively with events staff; anticipate needs and handle while maintaining appropriate decorum and high level of customer satisfaction.
    • ·         Responsible for completing all organizational administrative responsibilities in a timely manner and meeting all organizational administrative deadlines.
    • ·         Other duties as assigned.


    • Undergraduate degree in architecture, engineering or related field.
    • Formal training in a building craft is highly desirable.
    • Any equivalent combination of training, education, and experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the essential functions of the position.


    • 8-10 years of progressively responsible experience overseeing maintenance and operations, preferably in an historic environment.

    Technical Requirements:

    Proficiency in the following software programs is necessary for this role:

    • ·         Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook
    • ·         Internet Browsers (Firefox, Chrome, Edge)
    • ·         Experience in using Maximo or similar work control system.
    • ·         Experience in project controls and contract administration.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    • Superior attention to detail with dedication to providing the best service possible.
    • Knowledge of building systems, including HVAC, audio visual, plumbing, electrical, interior finishes and structural, to include antiquated boiler systems.
    • Ability to coordinate the work of numerous skilled and unskilled trades and craftsmen simultaneously.
    • Ability to successfully schedule and expedite repair and maintenance projects while minimizing impact on Meridian’s day-to-day activities.
    • Extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals, along with the ability to work independently and take initiative.
    • Superior organizational and management skills.
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
    • Ability to manage multiple, complex, on-going and ever-changing tasks and projects.
    • ·         Ability to manage and lead a team in a variety of maintenance and event related activities.
    • ·         Strong inter-cultural communication skills; maturity, cultural sensitivity, and tact suitable for working with individuals from around the world. 
    • ·         Ability to lift and move up to 45 pounds of boxes and equipment for various event needs.
    • ·         Willingness to work a varied work schedule and wear uniforms as needed to support Meridian’s schedule.

    Employer’s Statement and Rights

    This position posting does not list all the duties of the job. If an offer is made, you will be presented with a detailed job description. Applicants will be evaluated based upon their demonstrated ability to perform the tasks listed above, and their education and experience. The employer has the right to revise this posting at any time. Neither this posting nor the job description is a contract for employment. 

    Meridian is committed to equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, personal appearance, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, family responsibilities, marital, veteran or military status, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, matriculation, political affiliation, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law.

    How to Apply

    Qualified candidates should apply HERE. Only candidates being considered for this position will be contacted. NO PHONE CALLS in reference to this position will be accepted.

  • 13 Apr 2021 9:32 AM | Charles Barr

    Job Description

    Job Title:                              Education Coordinator

    Organization:                    Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation

    Reports to:                          Executive Director

    Location:                             3900 North Sandy Flash Drive, Newtown Square, PA 19073

    Salary:                                  $12.00/hour

    Start date:                          May 2021

    Time Commitment:         The Education Coordinator is an hourly employee who works primarily from March through November, although hours beyond that time frame for pre-season training and off-season outreaches are possible.  Work hours may be on-site or off-site.


    The Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation is an 18th century living history farm featuring heritage breed animals, period-appropriate crops, and five historic buildings preserved to represent a typical mid-size colonial property.  The Plantation has a robust educational program that welcomes 9,000+ school students and 100+ summer campers each year.  The Education Coordinator will be responsible for ensuring that students and teachers visiting the Plantation have wonderful hands-on experiences by providing excellent customer service, superb organizational preparedness, and impeccably trained and friendly program staff.  The Education Coordinator will also work as part of a team to plan and execute our sold-out summer camps during the months of June, July and August.  Weekend scout programs, birthday parties and offsite Outreach programs will also fall under the Education Coordinator’s responsibility.


    • §  Weekday Field Trips:  The Education Coordinator is responsible for staffing programs and being on-site to greet the schools and ensure that activities run smoothly.
    • §  Summer Camps: In the months of June, July and August, the Plantation runs five weeks of summer camps. The Education Coordinator will work as part of a team to develop activities and programming for each camp week, and to ensure that camps are staffed with appropriate educators.
    • Scout Programs and Birthday Parties:  The Plantation is occasionally asked to run scout programs and birthday parties, typically on weekends.  The Education Coordinator is expected to staff and supervise the running of these events.
    • Education Coordinator is expected to identify, hire and train educational program staff, and to ensure that their clearances and (with the help of the Historic Skills Coordinator) their interpretive knowledge is up to date.
    • The Education Coordinator is encouraged to create and implement new programs.
    • The Education Coordinator is expected to work as part of a team, including (but not limited to) the Farm Manager, Volunteer Coordinator, Historic Skills Coordinator, Administrative Director and Program Director.


    • §  Strong interest in, and familiarity with, Pennsylvania and eighteenth century American history is a plus.  College coursework in American history preferred.
    • §  Ability to work a flexible schedule that may occasionally include evenings and weekends.
    • §  Maintain a professional appearance and decorum, which must include willingness to wear period-appropriate attire and maintain a historically accurate appearance.
    • §  Ability to create for and deliver programs to diverse audiences. Comfort with public speaking is a must.
    • §  Reliable attendance and punctuality is expected and required, as is reliable transportation.
    • §  Must be able to work creatively and effectively as a member of a team.
    • §  Must be able to adapt quickly and seamlessly to a fast-paced and changeable client experience.
    • §  Knowledge of museum education and/or secondary education a plus.
    • §  Work can be physically demanding.  Ability to lift 40 lbs, be outside in all kinds of weather, and navigate rough terrain is expected.
    • §  A criminal background check, FBI fingerprint clearance, child abuse clearance is a requirement for employment.  Candidate will be expected to become First Aid/CPR/AED certified.

    To apply, please email your resume and cover letter to: Carolyn Nash,  Administrative Director, at  No phone calls please.  Review of applications will begin immediately and position will remain open until filled.

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