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  • 05 Jan 2023 12:07 PM | Carolyn Farrar




    TITLE: Executive Director, The Springfield                   WORKSITE: 1440 Monument Ave.   

    And Central Illinois African American History                                        Springfield, IL 62702   

     Museum                                                                                              (217) 391-6323                                                                                  

    OPENING DATE: January 5, 2023                               CLOSING DATE: March 31, 2023

    REPORTS TO: Board of Directors with management by Board President   

    EMPLOYMENT CLASSIFICATION: Exempt, Full-Time, 40-Hour Work week    

      Please Note: This position is funded by a 3-year grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The Museum plans to continue to provide funding for this position beyond the grant period.   


    The Executive Director is responsible for leading and managing strategy execution, administration, operations, and programs of the Springfield and Central Illinois African American History Museum (AAHM). The Executive Director works with the Board of Directors to fulfill the museum’s mission and manages the daily operations of business and administrative functions which includes program development and execution, financial performance management, customer and partner relationships, technology, and legal affairs. Develop and oversee strategies for increasing funding base and resources of the Museum. Additionally, the Executive Director provides supportive leadership to the Board President and Board of Directors.   

    Provide mission-focused vision and conceptual leadership to the Museum.                                                                    Direct and administer the Museum (operations, collections, registration, exhibitions, and educational programs).   

    Hands-on participation in the development of informal learning opportunities, such as exhibits and programs. 

    Represent the Museum to, peer institutions, City officials, the community, professional peers, media, etc., models ideals of diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion as consistent within the museum field at large.   


    The mission of the AAHM is to tell authentic stories about African American life in Springfield and Central Illinois through exhibitions, education, collections, and programs to preserve, interpret and celebrate African American history and culture. By celebrating the contributions of Illinois African Americans, both the famous and the virtually unknown, the museum is placing the African American journey squarely at the heart of our state and national history. The

    Springfield and Central Illinois African American History Museum (AAHM) provides and supports many programs and projects on African American history and culture in Springfield and Central Illinois. Until the African American History Foundation (established in 2006) established AAHM (2012) there was not a central place or organization that showcased the African American experience in central Illinois. The Museum contains professionally researched exhibits and has a library of over 400 books on African American history and culture. It is used for research by adults and students. The AAHM is a partner with the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum (ALPLM), Illinois State Museum (ISM) and the National Park Service. Over the past 9 years, the Museum has provided exhibits on many aspects of the African American experience. The Museum has sponsored the traveling exhibit of the Tuskegee Airmen Red Tails; the traveling exhibits from the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City, MO, Beisbol and is currently exhibiting the   

    Springfield 1908 Race Riot, with plans to add an interactive kiosk to make that event into ‘relevant history for today”. The Museum also sponsors and hosts book signings, dramatic performances, and educational lectures. The museum has recently received a state grant to expand and renovate the museum. Museum website  


    The museum is located in the historical district of Springfield which is the state capital and Lincoln’s hometown. The city has 117,000 residents and is the hub of state government.   


           Direct and assume accountability for all Museum operations.    

           Supervise staff and oversee Museum’s role in personnel matters (position requests, position descriptions, searches, hiring, payroll, evaluations, terminations).   

           Provide a work environment that embraces principles of diversity, equity, access, and inclusion, and such that staff /volunteers may execute their duties and obligations effectively.   

           Oversee implementation of the Museum Strategic Plan.   

           Write and administer grants for Museum operations and programs.   

           Responsible for maintaining operational premises, interacting with Facilities Management and other City offices to report deficiencies, assure repairs and maintenance, monitor custodial standards and conservation environment, de-infest, and manage emergencies (City owns the museum building).   

           Assure premises comply with ADA protocols and promote the safety of guests. Assure the readiness of premises and staff for emergency and recovery operations.   

           Maintain and monitor secure access protocols with City Police, and Facilities Management.   

           Negotiate and oversee program and loan contracts with peer institutions (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum and IL State Museum).   

           Maintain relations with vendors of professional museum services, such as contractors, preparators, and conservators.   

           Other duties as assigned.     

    Required Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:   

           Familiar with American Alliance of Museums (AAM) standards and best practices in all museum disciplines (collections management, collections care and conservation issues, educational programming, exhibition design, curation and connoisseurship, risks management, disaster recovery, promotion, and marketing as it applies to museums).   

           Familiar with relevant state and federal regulations for nonprofits.   

           Knowledge of small business management, budgeting, principles, and practices of organizational management.   

           Knowledge of national conversations regarding diversity, equity, access, and inclusion as well as commitment to these principles.   


    Preferred Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:   

           Knowledge of effective STEM/STEAM educational methodologies and other informal learning practices.   

           Ability to review and draft museum contracts to ensure that (a) the Museum’s interests are provided for and (b) contract language is in keeping with museum best practices and standards in the field.   

           Write and administer grants for the museum operations and programs.   

           Negotiate and oversee program and loan contracts with peer institutions (ALPLM and IL State Museum).   

           Develop and oversee strategies for increasing funding base and resources of the museum.   

           Ability to plan and administer museum programs.   

           Ability to develop museum exhibits and supervise others in the development of exhibits.   



    Minimum Required Education and Work Experience:   


    A Bachelor’s Degree in African American History, Museum Studies, History, Sociology, Anthropology, Public Relations, or Business Administration.

    One-year supervisory experience.   

    Preferred Education and Work Experience:   

    An earned master’s degree in African American History, Museum Studies, Anthropology, History, Sociology, or a related field. Demonstrated interest in and understanding of operations of small museums and public interpretation of African American History.   

    Three (3) years supervisory/administrative experience.   


    General Days/Hours: Tuesday-Saturday   

    9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.- 40-hour work week; occasional weekend or evening as per programming needs; reliable attendance.   Salary- $60,000 per year   

    TO APPLY by March 31, 2023:   

    Submit the following via email to , Subject: AAHM Executive Director Position

    (Position will remain open until filled)   

           A cover letter explaining your interest and qualifications for the position.   

           A detailed resume, or curriculum vita.   

           Three professional references with contact information (the search committee will contact references for final candidates).   


  • 03 Jan 2023 12:17 PM | Julianne Snider

    The Earth and Mineral Sciences Museum & Art Gallery is seeking a graduate student for a 24-week paid internship. This successful candidate will work 40 hours per week. This is a graduate student internship focusing on museum collections management.

    The Earth and Mineral Sciences Museum & Art Gallery is comprised of an exhibition gallery on the campus of Penn State University Park plus the EMS Museum Center for Education, Research, and Collections (CERC) off campus. There will be opportunities to work in both locations with the majority of the project tasks taking place at CERC in collections storage rooms and curation office.

    The Collections Management Intern will work closely with the EMS Museum Collections Manager to conduct detailed inventories of collections in storage and on exhibit, confirm object location accuracy, identify object housing and storage needs, create digital images of objects as needed, and create or update collections management database records. There will be opportunities for the Collections Management Intern to work with other EMS Museum personnel and assist with exhibit development and installation, special events, gallery tours, and other museum events and activities.

    This internship will provide hands-on experience with care, planning, and preventive conservation strategies required for handling and preserving museum objects comprised of different material types. The EMS Museum’s collections include earth materials (rocks, minerals, fossils, industrial by-products), mid-century industrial art (paintings, works on paper, sculpture), and historic scientific equipment and tools of research and education.


    ·         Current enrollment in a graduate program of Museum Studies, Museum Science, Archives Management, Industrial History, or other relevant fields of study

    ·         Strong interest in museum collections management and care, data management, and inventory control

    ·         Ability to conduct research relating to natural history and industrial heritage using print and online sources

    ·         Basic computer skills and understanding of the purpose and use of collections management databases

    ·         Ability to use digital photographic equipment to produce quality images for collections records

    ·         Ability to lift and move up to 40 lbs., sit or stand for extended periods, maintain attention to detail for prolonged periods, read cursive writing, and write legibly.

    Compensation: $18.00/hour

    To apply:

    For more information contact:

    ·         Patti Wood Finkle, EMS Museum & Art Gallery Collections Manager: (814) 863-6017;

    ·         or, Julianne Snider, EMS Museum & Art Gallery Director:

    The Pennsylvania State University is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and sustainability in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusion that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity in society and nature, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusion as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission.

  • 22 Dec 2022 5:43 PM | Melissa Ziobro

    New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial Foundation

    Seeks An Executive Director

    The New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial Foundation ( is a private, non-profit organization committed to sharing the experiences of the Vietnam War Era and its enduring legacy with future generations.

    Our Memorial recognizes the valor of New Jersey’s veterans and the sacrifices of their families and communities. Our Museum encourages learning by exploring the whole of the Vietnam War Era through inclusive and objective exhibitions and programming.

    Our vision is to grow into a world-class Center of Excellence regarding the Vietnam War Era. Our values include relevance, inclusivity, transparency, and professionalism.


    The Executive Director reports to the Executive Committee of the board of trustees. This person is responsible for the overall administration of the Foundation and plays a key role in development and fundraising, programming, education, and outreach. A Strategic Plan has been developed to serve as the guideline for the Foundation’s immediate future endeavors. Priorities include:

    • Development and Fundraising
    • Oversee the fundraising plan to ensure the fiscal strength of the Foundation to support ongoing operations and the strategic plan. Strengthen relationships with current donors and maximize existing fundraising events. Cultivate new donors to broaden the Foundation’s donor base across the country. Close leads brought to the Foundation by the board and other stakeholders. Nurture key state contacts to assure annual state funding occurs.
    • Outreach
    • Advance the Foundation’s public profile through deepened relationships with national, state, and local officials, the business community, national peer organizations, and the public at large. Prioritize and develop collaborative partnerships with national and local community leaders, historians, educators, and others who can advance the work of the Foundation. Seek out and engage in public relations opportunities, especially those that help increase exposure of the Foundation on the national level in order to implement the strategic plan. Attend and present at relevant conferences and industry meetings.
    • Leadership
    • Lead, manage, and inspire staff and volunteers. Facilitate problem-solving, ideation, and out-of-the-box thinking, drawing on talents across the Foundation. Assess staffing needs and organizational functions to optimize the mission and all operations. Create a professional work environment by adherence to sound human resource practices, utilization of best business practices, professional development, and a collaborative work ethic. Define roles/responsibilities and provide coaching and constructive feedback. Guide and promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace. Coordinate and assure good stewardship of the Foundation’s resources. Oversee ceremonies and major events at the Memorial/Museum to include identifying speakers/honorees and managing logistics.
    • National Center of Excellence Initiative
    • Working with staff, reimagine and revitalize the Museum’s educational and curatorial efforts in order to become the nationally recognized Center of Excellence regarding the Vietnam War Era. Encourage and support the development of new relationships and partnerships on the national level. Seek national figures to honor/speak at the Foundation’s events throughout the year.
    • Board Engagement
    • Collaborate and partner with the board chair and executive committee on matters involving the Foundation’s mission. Provide the board with quality and timely information necessary to implement the goals as established by the board with emphasis on accountability and transparency. Help identify and attract board candidates.
    • Financial Stewardship
    • Create an annual budget in partnership with the Foundation’s treasurer, the finance committee, and staff. Oversee financial and accounting functions. Manage and report on accounts, tax filings, and other financial details. Ensure that the technology used by the Foundation is appropriate and secure for the mission.


    1.       Previous experience as an Executive or Managing Director with proven fundraising skills, including major gifts, foundation and government grants, and corporate sponsorships.
    2.       Exceptional communication skills, both verbal and written.
    3.       Confident, congenial, socially comfortable personality required to build relationships with a variety of constituents, including key donors, government officials and volunteers.
    4.       Experience collaborating with, and motivating and engaging, a volunteer board of trustees.
    5.       Ability to effectively motivate and manage a staff, both internal and outsourced, plus volunteers.
    6.       Creative approach to programming and problem solving.
    7.       Ability to simultaneously manage competing priorities.
    8.       Commitment to support and promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace.
    9.       Computer literate, to include QuickBooks, Donor Perfect, grant systems, financial spreadsheets and website development.

    Work Environment and Location

    The Foundation’s Memorial, Museum, and offices are in Holmdel, NJ, at Exit 116 on the Garden State Parkway. The Executive Director is expected to work regularly in the office with staff when not offsite engaging with donors, partners, etc. Light travel is required as well as occasional evenings and weekends for exhibits and events.

    The New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial Foundation is committed to creating a diverse environment and is an equal opportunity employer.

    Salary Range

    $115,000 - $150,00, commensurate with experience. Salary and benefits to be discussed during the interview.

    Submit cover letter and CV via email to by December 30th, 2022.

  • 16 Dec 2022 3:17 PM | Mark Sutherland

    The Historic Sites of the Morris County Park Commission, seek an Education Assistant for its Historic Speedwell site, located in Morristown, NJ and its Cooper Gristmill site, located in Chester, NJ. Historic Speedwell, known as the “Birthplace of the Telegraph” is a National Landmark Historic site. The Cooper Gristmill is a working late 19th century mill powered by water. Under the supervision of the Senior Historical Program Specialist, the Education Assistant will develop, present, and evaluate educational programs at Historic Speedwell and Cooper Gristmill 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. The candidate should have enthusiasm and energy for working with the public/working with groups of all ages. This is a year-round, part-time position and is limited to 28 hours per week. The salary is $18.00/hour. The chosen candidate must be able to work Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, April through October, weekdays and some weekend days November through March, and other dates as assigned. Candidate must be a resident of the State of New Jersey at the start of the position. To apply, please send resume, cover letter, and three references to The Morris County Park Commission is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

  • 15 Dec 2022 4:26 PM | Rebecca Hart

    Position: Museum Assistant

    Location: 5055 Hope Road. Vale, NC 28168 

    Compensation: $30,000 with benefits (Healthcare coverage and simple IRA retirement with a company match of up to 3%)

    Work Schedule: Monday to Friday, 8:45 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Some travel and overnights associated with events, training, or seminars may be required. 

    About Hart Square Foundation

    Hart Square Village is the nation’s largest collection of historic log cabins in the United States. These pioneer structures range from 1760 to 1880 and are furnished authentically with early American antiques. The Hart family donated the collection, contents, and land recently, with the Foundation just completing a 3.5 million dollar capital campaign to build a 16,000 square foot education center for teaching traditional American crafts and trades, curating historic programming, and more. 

    Diversity Statement

    We strive to cultivate an inclusive environment that is open, welcoming, and supportive of individuals of all backgrounds. We recognize that the history we preserve is diverse and strive to celebrate that in the workplace.


    Hart Square Foundation preserves the log structures, trades, and culture housed at Hart Square Village. Through preservation and sharing, the foundation inspires the ingenuity, resourcefulness, and resilience of our pioneer ancestors.

    General Function

    Oversee the administrative processes of Hart Square Foundation, including organizational and clerical support tasks and managing venue rentals.

    Essential Duties

    • Customer Service

      • Welcome guests and screen access to the main office

      • Serve as point of contact for members who are onsite

      • Answer phone calls and monitor voicemail/text messages on the office line

      • Respond to customer service emails and web form inquiries, forwarding inquiries to the appropriate staff member

      • Operate a small gift shop at the check-in table

    • Office Management

      • Open and the Education Center daily

      • Manage the office calendar

      • Oversee building cleanliness and schedule janitorial service

      • Maintain an inventory and order office and janitorial supplies

      • Maintain files and cleanliness of databases (Google Drive, Altru, Asana)

      • Maintain inventory of gift shop merchandise

      • Ship all online gift shop orders

    • Development Assistance

      • Manage updates to constituent database and constant contact mailing list

      • Manage gift acknowledgement process to include gift entry and producing donor and membership letters

      • Print and mail membership cards and membership renewal correspondence

      • Produce reports as requested by Development Director  

      • Assist with special events, prospect research, and monitoring local news outlets

    • Venue Rental

      • Respond to venue rental inquiries

      • Issue contracts, collect deposits/final payments, and schedule venue meetings.

      • Meet with clients to determine layouts, vendors, set up/rehearsal times, and to establish appropriate expectations.

      • Schedule venue staff for all private events

      • Schedule linen cleaning, venue cleaning, and venue set-up

      • Maintain inventory of venue supplies

    • All other duties as assigned


    • Minimum three years of experience in a related field

    • High school diploma

    • Commitment to the mission and values of the organization

    • Experience working with the public

    • Must have a valid driver’s license

    • Must be able to lift 50 pounds

  • 22 Nov 2022 5:10 PM | Ryan Schwartz

    First State Heritage Park is Delaware’s first urban park without boundaries, nestled in the heart of historic downtown Dover. Centering on the capital’s historic Green and Legislative Hall, FSHP shares the stories of remarkable Delawareans and innovative governance in the First State. Guests are invited to immerse themselves in Delawarean history through experiences facilitated by historical interpreters, each dressed head-to-toe in authentic garb reflective of the state’s revolutionary heritage.

    The Historical Interpreter is a year-round, part-time position responsible for facilitating quality guest experiences, from conducting interpretive programs that enhance historic consciousness, to fostering affinity for the cultural and natural resources stewarded by Delaware State Parks, and providing exemplary customer service.  This position will also have the opportunity to craft interpretive programs, participate in authentic living history events, and perform in specialized First-Person character encounters.  Applicants must be available to work weekends, evenings and holidays as scheduled.

    Compensation for this position begins at $14.00 per hour.  State benefits are not available for this posting.  Please see the attached link for further details.  Applications MUST be submitted by December 28, 2022 via the Delaware Jobs website at the link below.

  • 18 Nov 2022 2:23 PM | Lou Williams

    The Program Officer, Partnerships is responsible for serving as a connector and convener of the humanities sector in Maryland.
    The Program Officer reports to the Director of Programs and collaborates closely with other program staff and all Maryland Humanities staff.

    Salary Range: $58,000–$62,000
    FLSA Status: Exempt, Full-time, Permanent
    Reports to: Director of Programs
    Working Conditions: Hybrid
    Supervisory Responsibilities: None


    Program Management (95%)
    • The management and overall administration of the Museum on Main Street and other humanities-based exhibition programming, including budget and reporting; special initiative RFPs; and new initiatives
    • Leading Maryland Humanities’ Regional Humanities Networks statewide, convening stakeholders and setting agendas, creating opportunities for local partners to increase network members’ engagement with each other, and identifying regional challenges and opportunities and with Maryland Humanities’ programs and grants
    • Developing partnership and outreach opportunities to organizations and communities that broaden the pool of partners and participants for RHN and Traveling Exhibits from broad and diverse constituencies throughout Maryland
    • Providing guidance capacity building and professional development support to the humanities sector in Maryland
    • Monitoring and aligning partnerships to adapt to changing priorities, equity needs, best practices, community needs, and partner feedback
    • Helping to identify funding opportunities and assisting with the preparation of proposals and reports to funders
    • Maintaining evaluation and other data and reporting on program results each year
    • Performing additional duties as assigned by the Director of Programs

    External Relations (5%)
    • Representing Maryland Humanities at appropriate events, serving as a liaison with cultural, educational, and community groups across Maryland and the general public
    • Representing Maryland Humanities at state and national meetings and conferences, as well as on committees and task forces as they relate to Maryland Humanities’ programming

    For a list of Requirements, Benefits, and Information on How to Apply visit our website

  • 09 Nov 2022 3:52 PM | Anna Conlan


    SUNY New Paltz Vacancy
    External Posting (Professional)

    Applications are invited for consideration for appointment to the following position:

    Department: Art Museum

    Budget Title: Museum Curator

    Local Title: Curator and Exhibitions Manager

    Posting Date: November 11, 2022

    Classification: SL-3

    Duties: BACKGROUND
    Located in the heart of the Hudson Valley, The Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art at the State University of New York (SUNY) New Paltz has more than 9,000 square feet of exhibition space distributed over seven galleries. The permanent collection comprises almost 7,000 works of art, with a concentration on American art, especially of the Hudson Valley and Catskill Region, as well as photography and metals.

    The Dorsky’s mission is to create art experiences that spark curiosity, critical thinking, and delight, connecting and serving the College and the diverse communities of our region. We are a hub for the art and artists of the Hudson Valley—free, open, and accessible to all.

    The Dorsky has a seven-person staff, an active Advisory Board, and strong support from SUNY New Paltz’s faculty and administration. It maintains an ambitious temporary exhibition program with approximately six shows per year, curated both in-house and by guest curators. The Museum also produces a series of BFA and MFA student thesis shows at the end of each semester and regularly publishes catalogues that are distributed through SUNY Press.

    For additional information, please visit the museum’s website:

    The Curator and Exhibitions Manager, in collaboration with the Museum team as well as campus and community stakeholders, will plan and organize an exciting and innovative exhibition schedule that furthers the mission of the Museum and effectively engages with the diverse audiences we serve. This position manages all aspects of Museum exhibitions, organizing guest curated exhibitions as well as their own shows, with registrarial and installation support provided by the Collections Manager and Preparator. The role includes regularly researching, proposing, and curating original exhibitions, however much of the role involves hands-on exhibition organizing and management. It would be a good fit for someone who enjoys working collaboratively and is inspired by connecting creatively with students and communities across the Hudson Valley.


    The Curator and Exhibitions Manager oversees the exhibitions department; developing, organizing, and managing the presentation of all temporary loan, juried, student, and collection exhibitions, which includes exhibitions curated by the Curator and Exhibitions Manager as well as guest curators.

    The Curator and Exhibitions Manager project-manages all guest-curated exhibitions, being first point of contact and shepherding contractual deliverables. They are also responsible for all aspects of the development, research, and presentation of the exhibitions that they initiate. For all exhibitions, they collaborate with the Museum team and manage the execution of loan requests, shipping, installation logistics, and the production of interpretive and promotional materials.

    The Curator and Exhibitions Manager works with the Director to develop and maintain exhibition budgets; to identify and apply for funding to support exhibitions; and helps with the production of special events and fundraising activities that advance the mission and programs of the Museum.

    The Curator and Exhibitions Manager works with the Museum team to engage the diverse audiences we serve though inclusive curatorial practices and accessible exhibition programs, events, interpretative materials, and marketing.

    The Curator and Exhibitions Manager is the supervisor for the Preparator. They also manage the Museum’s MFA Artist in Residence program

    The position includes the optional opportunity to teach museum studies courses in the SUNY New Paltz Art History Department.

    Required Qualifications: 
    • A minimum of a master’s degree in Art History, Museum Studies, Curatorial Studies or a related field and/or equivalent demonstrated professional experience.
    • A minimum of five years’ experience working in an exhibitions role; experience with the logistics of organizing exhibitions, excellent project management skills, attention to details, and experience with overseeing schedules and workflows.
    • Evidence of a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and access in curatorial practice, programming, and audience engagement.
    • Excellent writing ability and communication skills, and the ability to serve as a public-facing ambassador of the museum.
    • Strong interpersonal skills, an aptitude for collaboration and relationship-building for working closely with museum and campus colleagues, as well as the diverse communities the museum serves.
    • A positive, professional, and solutions-oriented approach to coordinating effectively with colleagues, guest curators, lenders of artwork, students, and artists.
    • Familiarity with galleries or museums located on a college or university campus.
    • Experience supervising the workload and performance of staff.

    Compensation and Benefits

    The salary range is $70-72K, and benefits are generous.

    Contact Information: Individuals with disabilities needing assistance with the application process should call (845) 257-3675.

    Applications accepted until position is filled, with priority given to those received by 12/11/2022.
    Electronic submission of application materials is required. Please apply by visiting Applicants must include the following:
    • A letter of application specifically addressing the qualifications listed above and describing their interest in the position
    • CV
    • Contact information for three professional references.

    Deadline: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; Priority by December 11, 2022; applications after December 11 will be reviewed.

    Other important information about this vacancy: This position offers full New York State benefits which are among the most comprehensive in the country. The State University of New York at New Paltz is a highly selective, public college that is recognized regionally for the strength of its academic programs. It is located in the beautiful Hudson River Valley with easy access to New York City and other nearby recreational and cultural amenities.

    SUNY New Paltz recognizes the unique skills, perspective, talents and passion that each employee contributes to its learning community. To work here is to accept an invitation to participate in the growth and development of all campus members—students, faculty and staff. The College’s commitment to inclusive excellence is an important part of our mission of public education and our culture. New Paltz continues to work on building a community that supports freedom, mutual respect, and civility. We seek others who support these values of diversity and inclusiveness and candidates of all diverse backgrounds who wish to participate in our cultural aspirations are welcome and encouraged to apply.

    The State University of New York at New Paltz is an AA/EOE/ADA employer.

    Federal law and regulations require notice to all prospective employees regarding crimes that have occurred on campus in the current three year period. Please refer to the University Police Web site for the complete Annual Security Report (Clery Report) at

    Web Site:

  • 06 Nov 2022 5:34 PM | Mary Kennan

    Nye Museum Executive Director

    Nye Museum is a historic homestead on Old County Road in East Sandwich, Massachusetts, and a historic preservation project of the Nye Family of America Association, Inc.  It consists of a main house, originally constructed in 1678, a Grange Hall, the Old Mill, the Old Fish Hatchery trails, and adjacent land overlooking Nye Pond.

    The Board of Trustees of Nye Museum seeks an Executive Director to lead the Museum, engage the public, and help to preserve this unique property.

    Job Description:

    • ·        Manage daily operations of the Museum buildings and grounds
    • ·        Manage property rentals and oversee the property during rental events
    • ·        Actively engage with and energize Board members, Nye Association members, staff, volunteers, partner organizations, funders, donors, and other stakeholders
    • ·        Supervise and manage staff, including evaluating staff performance and advocating for appropriate staff compensation
    • ·        Working with the Board and Curator, take the lead in developing an annual calendar of events, exhibits, and programs
    • ·        Working with the Museum Historian, ensure that the archives are maintained, properly cataloged, and made accessible to researchers
    • ·        Working with contracted property managers and building consultants, oversee maintenance, repair, and preservation of the buildings and grounds
    • ·        Represent and promote the Museum widely in the community
    • ·        Oversee the creation of marketing and promotional materials including newsletters, website, social media, press releases, and more
    • ·        Identify grant opportunities and work to develop and administer grants to support the operations of the Museum
    • ·        With the Board, develop fundraising appeals and outreach to membership to raise funds for special projects
    • ·        With the Board, plan and administer annual “friendraising” and fundraising events, including annual and semiannual events such as the Nye Reunion and the Autumn Gathering
    • ·        Identify and participate in relevant associations and educational activities to keep abreast of the latest developments in museum and nonprofit management
    • ·        With the Board develop  and implement a sustainable 5-year strategic plan of service with mission-centered goals and objectives


    • ·        Masters in history and/or museum studies preferred; BA/BS in history and/or museum studies required
    • ·        Demonstrated experience running a small museum or historical museum, as well as previous experience in nonprofit management
    • ·        Demonstrated experience supervising staff and volunteers and working with Boards of Trustees
    • ·        Successful grant writing and fundraising experience
    • ·        Strong computer skills, including experience with Microsoft and Apple products, Past Perfect, WordPress, as well as knowledge of social media ad PR software

    Key Skills and Traits:

    • ·        Love of history
    • ·        Leadership ability
    • ·        Communication and writing skills
    • ·        Ability to manage projects and people
    • ·        Ability to work independently
    • ·        Problem solving skills
    • ·        Innovative thinker
    • ·        Organization and prioritization
    • ·        Creativity and curiosity
    • ·        Strong work ethic

    Hours and salary:  28 hours a week at $37 an hour.  This position requires some evening and weekend hours.

    Additional benefits:  Two weeks paid vacation annually.

    This position has some physical demands, including lifting boxes, moving furniture, and setting up/breaking down exhibits.  The Nye Museum buildings are not fully accessible, and the Director will need to be able to climb stairs and gain access to attic and basement spaces. 

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

    This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

    Applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and the names/contact information for three professional references to:

    Lucy Loomis, Vice President, Board of Trustees

    This position is open until filled.  Preference will be given to applications received by November 30th, 2022.

    For more information on Nye Museum, visit our website at

  • 04 Nov 2022 4:24 PM | Stacie Vodra

    Development Coordinator

    Montgomery History, Rockville, MD

    Montgomery History seeks a skilled, experienced, and enthusiastic professional for the position of Development Coordinator. 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. 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.


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

    • Prepare letters of inquiry, funding requests, and other materials to solicit funds from foundations, government agencies, businesses, and organizations.
    • Oversee all aspects of donor solicitations, project-specific appeals, and the Annual Fund campaign.
    • Produce timely donor updates and reports.
    • Organize periodic donor cultivation and stewardship events.
    • Research prospective individual donors, businesses, and foundations.
    • Design and produce regular fundraising reports.
    • Support the major giving program and efforts to secure planned gifts.
    • 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.


    • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent;
    • Impeccable writing skills;
    • Highly organized, thorough, and detail-oriented;
    • One to three years of professional development experience (may include time spent in internships and volunteer work);
    • Organizational and time management skills;
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Wordpress, and social media platforms;
    • Availability to work occasional evenings and weekends; and
    • Creativity, inquisitiveness, flexibility, and good humor.

    Preferred skills and experience:

    • Demonstrated track record of success using a variety of fundraising techniques including special events, corporate sponsorships, foundation proposals, and membership;
    • Experience working with a donor database or customer relationship management (CRM) 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 will be encouraged. The starting salary will be $50,000 to $55,000 with ample opportunity for increases as the organization prospers. The benefit package includes health and dental insurance, paid vacation, Federal holidays, and sick leave.

    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 Type “Application for Development Coordinator” in the subject line. No phone calls please. 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.

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