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  • 04 Nov 2022 3:24 PM | Tori Chasey

    Apply here:

    This is a full-time positions with benefits and a starting salary of $18.67 per hour.


    The mission of the Florida Maritime Museum (FMM) is to preserve and share Florida’s maritime heritage. Established in the heart of the regional, commercial fishing industry, FMM tells a number of stories pertinent to all aspects of Florida’s maritime history through photographs, boat models, tools and other historically significant materials and relevant programming. The Registrar & Collections Specialist position is a full-time, non-supervisory position reporting to the Supervisor of the Florida Maritime Museum. The primary responsibility of this position is collections management, including documentation, acquisitions, loans, deaccessions, risk management and implementing policies and procedures that relate to collections care.


     Bachelor’s Degree in Museum Studies, Historic Preservation, History, or related field or equivalent experience

     At least one year of experience working with museum collections, archives, or in a related setting

     Ability to read cursive handwriting

     Knowledge of and/or ability to research modern principles and best practices for collections management and exhibit development including conservation treatments and preservation methods

     Experience in writing, designing and installing museum exhibits

     One year of recent and relevant experience that demonstrates the ability to apply acute attention to detail in maintenance of detailed data, preferably in an automated systems environment

     Computer literacy which includes, but is not limited to, proficiency in Microsoft Windows Suite

     Basic mathematical aptitude, as well as alpha and numeric filing skills required

     Professional oral and written communication skills

     Must be able to operate general office equipment

     Must possess a valid Florida driver’s license

     Regular and reliable attendance is an essential function of this job, including weekends and occasional evenings


    Along with the satisfactory performance of this job’s essential functions, the employee in this position is expected to actively and consistently demonstrate the core values of the Clerk’s Office.

    Service to All

    Everyone is my customer. From our customers to my coworkers and colleagues, excellent service is my primary goal. I will provide courteous, patient and knowledgeable service to everyone.


    I will foster the highest level of ethical conduct and promote an atmosphere of transparency, accountability and confidentiality in my actions and behavior. I will comply with all the Clerk’s policies.


    I will treat the office, everyone I come in contact with and myself with respect. From punctuality to dress code, I will be mindful of what my actions and my appearance communicate to others.


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    I will present ideas and information in a thoughtful and courteous manner and be open minded to the

    ideas and suggestions of others. I take responsibility to keep others fully informed of situations and

    information at all levels whether in writing or verbally.


    I accept responsibility for the quality, quantity and timeliness of my work. I will seek answers to issues I

    do not understand and I will own my behavior.


    I hold myself and others accountable for the success of the team. I support a culture that finds solutions,

    rather than make excuses or place blame. I will be flexible and cooperative when faced with change.


    I will foster an environment of continuous improvement. I am encouraged to research, study and learn

    the vast workings of the Clerk’s office so I can be of the most service to our customers.


    It is understood that every incidental duty connected with operations listed in the job description is not

    always specifically described, and that employees, at the discretion of management, may be required to

    perform duties not within their job descriptions. The omission of an essential function does not preclude

    management from assigning duties not listed herein if such functions are a logical assignment to the


     Provides excellent customer service to all in person, in email, and over the phone; is approachable, helpful,

    and personable; answers questions knowledgeably and with patience

     Enforces museum policies in a firm but friendly manner

     Works effectively on a small team; open to learning, able to take constructive feedback and take

    responsibility for their own actions, work, and opinions

     Takes weekly shifts as gift shop desk attendant

     Maintains custody of and properly handles and stores collections according to current museum industry


     Prepares collections paperwork including loan and donation documents and acknowledgments, condition

    reports, deaccession files, and finding aids

     Communicates with potential donors, private lenders, and lending institutions

     Enters data, organizes and maintains collection information in Past Perfect

     Provides research services to the public and other museum staff, including reference, web-based and off-site


     Performs routine exhibit and collections maintenance, including artifact, equipment, furniture and building

    cleaning as well as treatment where appropriate

     Collects, organizes, and analyzes environmental monitoring data, including integrated pest management

     Responsible for implementing policies and procedures

     Under the direction of the Supervisor, develops interpretive museum exhibits by researching, sourcing

    artifacts, writing labels/panels, and fabricating displays

     Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and well while meeting deadlines

     Assists with all aspects of volunteer recruitment, retention, and direction

     Assists with all aspects of educational programming, special events, and visitor experience

     Assists with all aspects of special events and visitor experience

     Assists with all operations of facility, including grounds/garden maintenance and ongoing custodial duties

     With Supervisor, oversees emergency preparedness, including hurricane preparations

     Along with other staff, create, implement, and evaluate museum activities

     Assists management with other related duties as assigned


    The essential mental and physical functions listed below are required in order for an employee to be able to

    perform the essential functions of this position.

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     Thinking critically—defined as reading, understanding, and taking appropriate action on detailed and

    complex information

     Maintaining confidentiality of information learned or acquired as part of the position which, if disclosed,

    might have adverse internal effect or objectionable outside results

     Ability to hear ordinary conversation and office sounds

     Verbal communication in person and on the phone

     Written communication by hand and on PC

     Sitting for prolonged periods of time

     Standing for prolonged periods of time

     Repetitive actions/motion of one or both hands

     Ability to bend/squat/kneel

     Ability to lift 25 lbs and push/pull 40 lbs


    The Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the ADAAA,

    the Clerk will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both

    prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.


    Work is conducted primarily in an office environment. This position frequently requires working within strict

    deadlines, under stressful conditions and with a variety of personalities, who may at times be emotional.


    I have read and understand the functions and requirements of this position. I understand that this is not to be

    considered as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements and does not limit the

    assignment of additional duties for this position.

    I also understand that this job description does not constitute a contract of employment for any purpose.

    All job descriptions are subject to revision and amendment. I have received a copy of this job description and am

    fully aware of the expectations of the job and the office.

    As an employee, I will strive to uphold the values of the Clerk’s Office.

  • 03 Nov 2022 12:02 PM | Nora Venezky (Administrator)

    Executive Director Job Description

    Location: Seneca Falls, NY
    Position Type: In-Person

    Organization History

    The Seneca Museum of Waterways and Industry was founded in 1998. Its mission is to captivate and educate audiences of all ages with the rich industrial and waterways history of Seneca Falls. With exhibits and collections highlighting the history of the Cayuga-Seneca Canal and the industrial growth that occurred along its banks there are many amazing stories to tell.

    The museum is housed in a three-story 9,000 square foot facility that sits between the Cayuga-Seneca Canal and Seneca Falls’ main street. The building is owned by the Town of Seneca Falls and they maintain the facility. In 2010 the museum was contracted by the Town to also operate the Seneca Falls Heritage Area Visitor Center and we continue to do so today, with the Center serving as home to the Seneca Museum of Waterways and Industry, the visitor center and boater amenities (showers, laundry, bathrooms).


    Executive Director Position Overview
    The Executive Director is responsible for the management and oversight of the Seneca Falls Heritage and Tourism Center and Seneca Museum of Waterways and Industry operations. This includes responsibility for day-to-day management and direction in accordance with the organization’s mission and strategic plan, as well as development and supervision of staff and volunteers. The Executive Director works closely with and under the supervision of the Board of Directors to achieve the dual objectives of the Museum and the Visitor Center.
    Key Skills/Competencies Required

    ·         Leadership

    ·         Oral and Written Communication

    ·         Fundraising

    ·         Project Management

    ·         Problem Solving

    ·         Personnel Management

    ·         Strategic Thinking

    ·         Organization and Prioritization

    ·         Grant Writing

    ·         Financial Management

    ·         Creativity

    ·         Professional Communication

    ·         Excellent Work Ethic

    ·         Computer Literacy

    Primary Responsibilities
    Leadership & Management

    1.      Manage daily operations of the Museum and Visitor Center including staff and volunteer schedules.

    2.      In concert with the Board, develop a strategic plan that will (spring of 2023) set the vision of the organization and move its mission forward. 

    3.      Actively engage and energize Board members, museum members, volunteers, committees, partner organizations, funders, and donors.

    4.      Develop and maintain a strong collaborative and team-focused culture.  

    5.      Supervise and manage staff and volunteers: 1 Curator & Education Manager, 1 Part-Time Museum and Marketing Associate, 1 Seasonal Part-Time Tourism Ambassador, 1 Seasonal Part-Time Docent, and an established volunteer base.

    6.      Ensure facility maintenance by Town contractors and employees. Develop strategies to optimize the building’s use.

    7.      Oversee the museum/center’s Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI) project, anticipated to start in 2023. This includes major capital upgrades to the building’s façade and interior layout. The Executive Director will work with the town to oversee the museum’s share of this project.

    Finances and Fundraising

    1.      Collaborate with the outside bookkeeping service to handle the finances of the organization.

    2.      Lead the Finance Committee and Treasurer in developing an annual operating budget and overseeing the financial health of the organization.

    3.      Monitor cash flow and the profit and loss statement. Make cash deposits and track museum spending.

    4.      Plan for resource development and oversee revenue-generating activities such as fundraising, grant writing, membership, tours, and gift shop sales.

    5.      Identify grant opportunities and work to bring in government, non-profit, and foundation grants to support operations and programs. Monitor grant implementation and outcomes and ensure required tracking, documentation and reporting.

    6.      Maintain all necessary registrations, certifications, and payments to comply with federal, state, and local laws and regulatory requirements for non-profits.

    Communications and Community Engagement

    1.      Represent and promote the organization in community affairs as official spokesperson. Provide television and other media-related releases, statements, interviews, etc.

    2.      Regularly attend Town of Seneca Falls board meetings and form strong partnerships with board members and Town staff.

    3.      Promote the Town of Seneca Falls as a tourism destination. Maintain and print the Seneca Falls Museum Trail Brochure. Create a visitor center experience that highlights what Seneca Falls and the Finger Lakes region have to offer.

    4.      Oversee the creation of marketing and promotional materials including newsletters, e-mails, web-site, and social media. 

    5.      Oversee efforts of the Marketing Associate to develop a marketing plan and strategies designed to support the organization’s overall strategic plan.

    Programming & Outreach

    1.      Develop an annual calendar of events, exhibits, and programs to further the mission of the organization.  

    2.      Support the Curator & Education Manager’s development and implementation of educational and public outreach programs and exhibits. Oversee group tours and field trip visits and assist with programming and delivery as needed.

    3.      Develop an exhibit plan for the museum and oversee the creation of new exhibits and displays.

    4.      Coordinate a plan to continue work on documenting and preserving the museum’s collections and archives.

    5.      Coordinate key annual and special events including the Music in the Park series, Wine on the Water fundraising event, and community-wide events (Canal Festival, It’s a Wonderful Life Festival, Convention Days, etc.).

    6.      Oversee the Summer Camp in a Box program and work with partner organizations to develop an annual program.

    Professional Development

    1.      Identify and participate in relevant associations and educational activities and events to keep abreast of the latest developments in museum and nonprofit management.

    2.      Assist staff with professional and personal development goals as well as objectives to meet the needs of the organization.  


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

    Experience desired

    ·         5 years paid and/or volunteer experience managing a museum, visitor center, or other non-profit organization.

    ·         Development and implementation of educational programs and special events.

    ·         Management and development of employees and volunteers.

    ·         Accounting.

    ·         Marketing.

    ·         Grant writing and fundraising.

    Technical skills desired

    ·         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.

    ·         Familiarity with office technology.

    ·         Proficiency in MS Word and Excel, Google Suites, Collections Management Database (ehive), Little Green Light (or other donor management software), QuickBooks, Wordpress, Constant Contact, Canva or other graphic design software. Willingness and ability to evaluate, learn, and master new programs and applications.

    Physical Requirements

    [negotiable, consistent with ADA requirements] Ability to perform or supervise tasks involving

    ·      Climbing stairs and ladders.

    ·      Use of tools and doing minor repair/construction work.

    ·      Infrequent lifting up to 50 lbs.

    ·      Standing, walking, and sitting for extended amounts of time.

    Salary: $40,000-$45,000 based on experience

    Benefits: Competitive PTO and Paid Holiday Package

    This posting will remain active until the Executive Director position is filled, To apply, please email your resume (or CV) and a cover letter to No phone calls please.  We will notify qualified applicants if we wish to schedule an interview.

  • 19 Oct 2022 12:42 PM | Scott Carpenter


    We invite qualified candidates to apply for the position of Executive Director of Coos Art Museum, a non-profit contemporary arts museum established in 1966 and located on the Southern Oregon Coast in Coos Bay, Oregon.


    The Executive Director position presents an opportunity to bring progressive leadership, museum best practices, creative visual arts initiatives, and hands-on management skills to a full-service art museum that has built a solid regional reputation through its art exhibitions and progressive arts education programs.  The successful candidate will be an arts visionary, successful development officer, and community leader.

    The Executive Director will, among other duties, work closely with the Museum’s Board of Directors, staff, artists, educators and community leaders to achieve the goals of the Museum’s current five-year strategic plan (, which include:

    • ·         Bringing professional art exhibits to the community and acting as a catalyst for arts advocacy and education in the region,
    • ·         Promoting the Museum as the cornerstone of visual arts on Oregon’s Southern coast and as a creative regional leader for arts and arts education,
    • ·         Securing long-term financial, artistic and community support for the Museum, its facilities and Permanent Collection,
    • ·         Fostering partnerships with community, artistic, business, tribal and educational groups to support visual art and art education,
    • ·         Hiring and supporting professional staff and energizing a volunteer base and vocal advocates, and
    • ·         Promoting respect and acknowledgment of locally produced art while celebrating art from recognized artists outside of the Southern Oregon area.


    Coos Art Museum is the only art museum on the Oregon Coast. It draws more than 14,000 visitors annually, has an established community membership base and is financially stable. The Museum is housed in a 16,000 square foot restored 1936 art deco Post Office building that has six galleries with more than 5,500 square feet of exhibition space and more than 4,500 square feet of administrative, meeting, permanent collection and art education spaces. We produce an average of 20 juried and non-juried art exhibitions each year. Our most popular annual juried exhibitions include Vision (featuring high school student media of all types), Expressions West (featuring artists from 13 Western states), and The Maritime Art Exhibition (featuring nationally recognized artists). Our Permanent Collection includes more than 625 works, and focuses on original works by major Pacific Northwest artists and fine art prints.  Art education is a priority, and we sponsor a number of youth outreach programs and year-round workshops for artists of all ages.


    • What We’re Looking For: Our successful candidate will be imaginative, proactive and organized, and be able and willing to execute across a broad range of administrative and management activities. They will be a visible leader, working closely with community leaders, artist groups, city officials and funding sources. They will also be a team builder and critical thinker who is able to align resources with organizational priorities, promote diversity and equality within the Museum, and market the museum throughout the region.  The successful candidate will embrace a “can do” approach that achieves excellence, energy and creativity within limited staffing and finite resources. They will also have experience in business and finance management, intuitive people skills, and enjoy daily troubleshooting and, as required, crises management. They will be passionate about arts advocacy, and be fluent in contemporary arts discourse and museum management issues.
    • Specific Responsibilities. Our successful candidate will, among other things, be responsible for:
    • ·         Serving as the general face of the Museum in the community and with arts organizations within Oregon, promoting the Museum’s art and education programs.
    • ·         Acting as primary liaison between the Board and staff/volunteers, and serving on Board committees.
    • ·         Managing the Museum’s day-to-day administrative duties and staffing requirements consistent with achieving the Museum’s strategic goals. 
    • ·         Directing fundraising activities and overseeing all marketing, social media and public relations matters.
    • ·         Overseeing the acquisition, maintenance and use of the Museum’s Permanent Collection.
    • ·         Overseeing office operations, financial reporting, and financial systems, and implementing and maintaining best practices financial accounting, cash treatment and audit processes.
    • ·         Preparing annual budgets, monthly financial statements and proforma financials as necessary, all in a manner consistent with GAAP and lender/governmental reporting requirements.
    • ·         Overseeing financial reporting to outside agencies, including taxing authorities, lenders, grant providers and endowment partners, and monitoring the Museum’s compliance with non-profit entity regulations and any applicable endowment or grant rules or requirements.

    Minimum Qualifications: Our successful candidate will meet the following requirements:

    • ·         An MA in art museum studies, art history, or a similar art-related field, with at least three years in a management position, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
    • ·         Knowledge of curatorial standards and practices in an art museum.
    • ·         Demonstrated experience in STEAM-centered programs and visual arts education.  
    • ·         Project management skills for organizing, cataloguing and presenting exhibitions and permanent collections.
    • ·         Successful fundraising, development and grant writing experience.
    • ·         Demonstrated skills as a team leader with a record of successful collaboration.
    • ·         Experience with tax exempt non-profit organizations, including financial reporting for non-profit organizations.
    • ·         A record of skillful, successful fiscal management of a museum, museum department or similar organization.
    • ·         General familiarity with and proficiency in Microsoft Office suite.

    Salary and Hours:  This is a salaried full-time position with some weekend and evening hours required. The starting salary will be between $55,000 and $65,000 depending on experience, with an opportunity for increases as the Museum prospers.


    The Museum is located in the greater Bay Area, which is comprised of the cities of Coos Bay, North Bend and adjacent communities in Coos County.   The Bay Area is the largest population center along the entire Oregon coast, and is located within an area of Oregon known as the South Coast, a geographic region extending from Coos Bay to the California border that has a population of approximately 80,000.

    The Bay Area has diverse cultural, artistic and recreational opportunities.  Its widely recognized recreational opportunities include world-famous beaches, internationally ranked golf courses, dune adventures, lake and sea fishing, camping and hiking. Renowned for its cultural events and natural beauty, the area is a frequent destination for tourists along the scenic 101 Coastal Highway. 

    The Bay Area has a number of well-supported arts, theater and music communities, and is known for its local visual artists, its quality annual jazz and classical music festivals, its community-based band and its professional music groups.  The Bay Area is also home to the internationally honored Oregon Coast Culinary Institute, which is housed at the local Southwestern Oregon Community College, the first Community College established within the State of Oregon.  

    The community is home to two Native American Tribes, the Coquille Indian Tribe, and the Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians, both of which are active in community affairs and own resorts/casinos in the area.  The local Boys and Girls Club is the largest within the State of Oregon, providing educational and recreational programs for youth.


    This posting will remain active until the Executive Director position is filled, although candidates who submit applications on or before the close of business on November 7, 2022, will have priority. To apply, please email your resume (or CV) and a cover letter to No phone calls please.  We will notify applicants when we receive their application.  We are not responsible for placement fees for candidates.

    Selected applicants will be contacted for telephone, web and/or in-person interviews. At our request, selected candidates will also be required to provide writing samples and references, and to consent to background checks. For additional information about the Museum and its vision of the future as described in its current Strategic Plan, see  For additional information about the cultural and recreational opportunities in the Coos Bay area, see

  • 10 Oct 2022 10:27 AM | Lake Champlain Maritime Museum

    Contract Salary: $10,000 Maximum

    Job Description

    The Lois McClure Contract Archivist will have a unique opportunity to document and arrange the varied collections and archives relating to the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum’s replica canal schooner, Lois McClure.

    The Lois McClure is the Museum’s full-scale replica of an 1862-class sailing canal boat, based on two shipwrecks located in Lake Champlain. This replica project was initiated in 2001 with the goal to understand our region’s unique 1862-class sailing canal schooner; how it was built and operated; and the economic, cultural, and personal impact the canals had on our region and people. After 20 years of service, the replica canal schooner Lois McClure will be retired in October 2023. 

    The Lois McClure Contract Archivist will be responsible for creating an archival system to house and arrange a variety of materials relating to the Lois McClure project (including archaeological evaluations, oral histories, print materials, photographs, video, and object collections), photographing and describing these materials, and creating associated catalog records which will become part of the Museum’s Collections database. In addition, the Lois McClure Contract Archivist will support the Museum team in identifying appropriate candidates for oral histories and will work in partnership with the Vermont Folklife Center to document those narratives. The Lois McClure Contract Archivist will work closely with the Collections Manager and the Research and Archaeology Department to ensure their work products align well with the existing Collections Management procedures at the Museum.

    Scope of Work

    • Describe, photograph, and arrange the Museum’s collection of objects and archival materials related to the replica canal schooner Lois McClure project. The Lois McClure papers measure roughly 130 linear feet, while relevant digital documents and photographs are close to 400GB. Additionally, there are approximately 5,000 (analog and digital) photographs and 100 hours of audio and video footage. There are approximately 75 objects in the object collection. We expect that as much as 50% of these materials can be condensed into lots for faster cataloging.
    • Develop catalog records for related records as appropriate for incorporation into the Museum’s collections management database.
    • Support the oral history portion of the Lois McClure archiving project.
    • Support public outreach through blogs and social media series.


    • Basic catalog records (ID number, description, keywords, condition) for each object, document, or lot
    • Photographs or scans for each object, document, or lot
    • 2-3 blogs (behind-the-scenes; fan favorites; etc.) and ~10 blurbs for social posts
    • List of 5-6 candidates for oral history interviews identified and contacted

    Qualifications, Skills, and Attributes

    • Undergraduate or Graduate degree in history, archives management, library science, museum studies, or related field
    • Related experience documenting and arranging archival collections
    • Interest in canal history preferred
    • Ability to work flexibly in a (physically distanced) office, both independently and as a team member
    • Commitment to collaboration, strong technical writing skills and communication ability
    • Ability to maintain a professional and tactful approach in all interactions
    • Demonstrated commitment to fostering diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility in the workplace culture and daily work
    • Demonstrated ability to plan, coordinate, organize, and complete multiple projects
    • Commitment to adhere to COVID-conscious workplace protocols

    Project Timeline

    • November 2022: Project Start
    • February 2023: expected “midpoint” for cataloging process
    • March 2023: Oral History Candidates identified and contacted
    • April 2023: Social Media and Blogs prepared and sent to Marketing Team
    • April 2023: Project End

    Working Conditions

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

    How to Apply

    Please send a cover letter, resume, summary of archival experience, and three references to with the subject line “Lois McClure Contract Archivist.” Applications due by November 10, 2022.

    Equal Opportunity Employment

    Lake Champlain Maritime Museum provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment. The Museum prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type based on 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.

  • 29 Sep 2022 3:34 PM | Marc Baum

    Museum Manager- All Things Oz Museum

    Job Location: Chittenango, NY

    Job Title: Museum Manager

    Institution: All Things Oz Museum (International L. Frank Baum & All Things Oz Historical Foundation)

    Institution Website:

    About the Institution: . The purposes or objects for which this organization exists are to educate the public in the writings of L. Frank Baum and other Oz authors; promote research about authors, illustrators, and other works related to Oz; encourage original writing and other forms of expression about Oz; and honor Oz creator L. Frank Baum, his works and his life.

    Job Description: The Museum Manager oversees the daily operation of the All Things Oz Museum and participates as a member of the leadership team. This role has four essential functions: to manage the daily operations of the museum, including part time staff and volunteers; to manage the museum shop; to account for daily financial transactions; and to manage museum programs, including providing tours when needed.

    A successful candidate has a love of  The Wonderful Wizard of OZ (or related works),  is extremely attentive to detail and an excellent communicator, and will feel confident and comfortable providing experiences to visitors of different backgrounds.

    ● Oversee efficient operation of the museum.
    ● Ensure the gift shop runs smoothly and visitors have an excellent experience.
    ● Set up Group tours using community connections.
    ● Coordinate to ensure success of part time staff and volunteers.

    ● Day-to-Day Operations:

    ·        Responsible for oversight and integration of quality, services, and efficiency of the day-to-day operations at the Museum within the areas of administrative services, programs and events, human resources, physical plant, safety & security, and visitor/retail services.

    ·        Manage/coordinate front line staff and volunteers, making schedules to ensure adequate staffing for tours and school trips, and assigning projects to the staff and volunteers as needed.

    ·        Book tours, monitor all group tour correspondence, and maintain the museum’s policies for groups.

    Baum’s Bazaar Museum Gift Shop:

    ·        Maintain inventory, restock as needed, ensure correct pricing, and arrange retail displays.

    ·        Take appropriate markdowns as needed and approved by leadership team.


    ·         Manage Museum memberships by promotion in house, and online.

    ·        Responsible for all phases of the museum’s membership program (along with your trustee partner), including expirations, renewals, new members, and incentives.

    Guest Experience Team Member:

    ·         Provide educational content to guests with accurate, interesting, and pertinent information about the world of OZ and L. Frank Baum in an engaging, timely, and articulate manner through guided tours.

    ·        Note that every tour experience is different, as people come to All Things Oz with different expectations; some are MGM film buffs, Some are only familiar with Wicked, some only know the books, etc.

    ·         Additional duties as assigned.


    ●A minimum of four years of customer or visitor service experience with increasing responsibility and manager or supervisory experience; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
    ● Demonstrated attention to detail, time management skills, and problem solving ability.
    ● Demonstrated knowledge of retail best practices and procedures.
    ● Excellent and professional communication skills via phone, email, and in-person..
    ● A passion for learning, listening, and interacting with visitors of all backgrounds.
    ● Demonstrated ability to work with a diverse group of colleagues and with visitors from diverse cultures and life experiences.
    ● Commitment to team process and fostering a collaborative working environment.
    ● Ability to be an energetic leader that models best practices for staff.
    ● Museum or retail experience preferred.

    Other Requirements:
    ●Must be able to lift 25 pounds and stand/walk for long periods on varying surfaces.
    ● Must be available to work weekends.

    To Apply:
    Qualified candidates should submit a resume.

    Submit to: , ATTN: Hiring Committee

    Or via mail or in person to:

    All Things Oz Museum

    Attn: Hiring Committee

    219 Genesee Street

    Chittenango, NY 13037

    This Position is: In-Person

    Position Type: Full-Time

    Salary range: $38,480 - $40,560 annually

    Benefits: Paid time off after 6 months, select paid holidays, IRA contribution after 6 months

    How to Apply:, ATTN: Hiring Committee

    OPEN Until October 23, 2022

  • 28 Sep 2022 10:15 AM | Janice Cooley

    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 diverse histories in all the work we do and representing minority voices in history. 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; additionally, the impending completion of our restoration of the Blue Sulphur Springs Pavillion and our acquisition in July 2022 of two other historic buildings (the 1834 Supreme Court of Appeals of Virginia Law Library and Study and the 1835 Johnson Reynolds Enslaved Quarters) create many impressive new challenges and new opportunities. The organization seeks a creative Executive Director who must be willing to try new things, continue to build community engagement, and work to engage with new audiences while providing leadership, development support, and direction to staff and administrative oversight to the organization.

    Organization Overview:

    Operating out of Lewisburg, WV, the Greenbrier Historical Society serves the Greenbrier Valley (Greenbrier, Monroe, Summers, and Pocahontas County).

    The Greenbrier Historical Society oversees four historic properties:

    • The North House Museum and Archive is the headquarters of the organization and is home to diverse exhibits and period rooms. Visitors are taken on guided tours of the museum by our docents for a minimal charge and/ or are given the option to explore two self-guided exhibits for free. It also houses the GHS Archives 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. The Wagon House, a recent construction, houses the 1700’s freight wagon and associated exhibit.
    • The Barracks is a turn of the 19th century log building located in the heart of downtown Lewisburg, WV. The building has recently undergone capital improvements and is currently being used as an historic “Escape Room” based on the first white settler experience in Lewisburg. The basement is being used for environmentally appropriate archival storage of a large portion of the Greenbrier County Courthouse Collection. The organization is considering how best to present this notable landmark in the future with the hopes of developing an educational and living history space for use by and presentation to the public.
    • The Blue Sulphur Springs Pavilion is the only structure remaining of the once thriving Blue Sulphur Springs resort located north of Alderson, WV on the south-western end of Greenbrier County. Once restoration is completed (hopefully this year), the organization intends to fine tune the landscaping and signage and initiate procedures to encourage the public to visit and learn about this treasure.
    • The 1834 Law Library & Enslaved Quarters. The Law Library building housed the library of the Supreme Court of Appeals of Virginia (which comprised more than 2600 volumes in 1860) and provided study areas for its five Judges when the Court held sessions in Lewisburg (then VA) for 90 days each year from 1834-1864. It also served as a hospital during the Civil War and some soldiers’ graffiti is preserved on an interior wall. The Enslaved Quarters, moved to the site in 1976, may also have served as a detached kitchen; it provides a platform to present to the public information about how enslaved people lived and worked in this area before the Civil War. We are just beginning our effort to bring these buildings back to their configurations during the first half of the 19th Century, and are adding them to the North House as a part of our Museum Complex.

    Executive Director Position Overview:

    The Executive Director is responsible for the management and oversight of the Greenbrier Historical Society operations and properties. This includes responsibility for day-to-day supervision, management, and development of our staff, which is made up of full-time, part-time, and AmeriCorps workers, as well as volunteers. The Executive Director works closely with and under the general supervision of the GHS Board of Directors.

    Key Skill Competencies Required:

    • Leadership
    • Oral and Writing
    • Fundraising
    • Project Management
    • Problem Solving
    • Personnel Management
    • Strategic Thinking
    • Organization and Prioritization
    • Grant Writing
    • Financial Management
    • Creativity
    • Professional Communication
    • Excellent Work Ethic
    • Computer Literacy

    Primary Position Responsibilities:

    Leadership & Management

    1. Manage daily operations of the Museum, Archives, and other properties.

    2. The development and implementation of the GHS Strategic Plan created to move the mission forward and fulfill the vision of the organization.

    3. Actively engage and energize board members, GHS members, volunteers, committees, partner organizations, funders, and donors.

    4. Supervise the AmeriCorps member(s) position.

    5. Develop and maintain a strong collaborative and team-focused culture.

    6. Supervise and manage staff: (1) Curator & Education Director (1), Marketing/Financial Manager (1), Museum/Archives Associates (1-2), AmeriCorps Member (1), and a volunteer team of 20-30.

    Finances and Fundraising

    1. Collaborate with the GHS Marketing/Financial Manager and GHS Treasurer in financial reporting and associated activities.

    2. Assist the Marketing/Financial Manager and GHS Treasurer to develop an annual operating budget and oversee the financial health of the organization.

    3. Monitor cash flow and the income and loss statement.

    4. Oversee revenue-generating activities such as fundraising events and activities, grant writing, GHS membership, tours, and gift shop sales.

    5. Identify grant opportunities and work to develop government, non-profit, and foundation grants to support the operations of GHS; responsible for appropriate monitoring of grants and assuring that required tracking and reporting is accomplished.

    6. Maintain all necessary registrations, certifications, and payments to comply with federal, state, and local laws and regulatory requirements for non-profits.

    Communications and Marketing

    7. Represent and promote the Society in community affairs as the official spokesperson for the organization. Provide television and other media-related releases, statements, interviews, etc.

    8. Oversee the creation of marketing and promotional materials including newsletters, annual journal publication, web-site, and social media.

    9. Oversee efforts of the Marketing Manager to develop a marketing plan and strategies designed to support the organization’s overall Strategic Plan.

    Programming & Outreach

    1. Develop an annual calendar of events, exhibits, and programs to further the mission of GHS.

    2. Support the Curator/ 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. Coordinate key annual and special events including the GHS Annual Membership Meeting, Stellar Evening Fundraiser, and biennial Home Tour.

    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.



    • Bachelor’s Degree in Museum Studies, History, English Literature, Nonprofit Management, Archives, Business Development and Organization, or similar field. Master’s Degree Preferred.

    Experience desired:

    • Management of a museum, archive, or a non-profit organization.
    • Developing and implementing educational programs and special events.
    • Managing and developing employees and volunteers.
    • Accounting.
    • Marketing.
    • Grant writing and Fundraising.

    Technical skills desired:

    • 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.
    • Familiarity with office technology (copiers, etc.).
    • 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; willingness and ability to evaluate, learn, and master new programs and applications.

    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.


    $55,000 - $65,000 depending on qualifications and experience.

    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.

  • 22 Sep 2022 2:21 PM | Lake Champlain Maritime Museum

    Job Description

    The Director of Finance and Administration is a key senior team member working to fulfill the mission of Lake Champlain Maritime Museum. The position reports directly to the Executive Director and works closely with the Senior Staff team and Finance Committee of the Board to manage all financial, administrative, and human resources matters, including managing the annual budget of $1.5-1.9 million. They oversee the financial health of the organization including general bookkeeping, managing all financial aspects of grants, and leading financial reporting (including cash flow tracking, monthly and annual reporting, and budget forecasting). An important role of this position will be collaborating and communicating with all departments of the Museum to ensure a cohesive and organized financial system. In addition, the position is responsible for administrative management of HR, benefits programs, business insurances, payroll, and IT systems.

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


    Financial Leadership

    • Develop and monitor the operating and capital budgets while overseeing the accounting and related financial activities of the Museum, including the preparation of monthly and annual financial statements; project and grant reports to ensure compliance with requirements and polices of funding sources; and cash flow statements that will assist the Director, the department heads, and the Board in the management and governance of the institution
    • Oversee the financial aspect of earned income activities of the Museum, such as the Museum Shop, admissions, programs, and special event revenues
    • Work closely with the Executive Director, Treasurer, and Finance Committee of the Board in support of the effective oversight of the Museum’s financial assets, including its restricted, temporarily restricted, and operating assets
    • Serve as main point of contact for independent auditors to complete the annual financial statement audit and IRS Form 990, preparing supporting schedules and providing backup documentation as required


    • Manage accounts payable and receivable, invoicing, cash receipts and other bookkeeping functions, including regular transactions into QuickBooks
    • Monthly reconciliations of the museums accounts and cash transaction systems (Little Green Light, Square, Cognito Forms, etc.)
    • Manage financial back end for the Museum’s retail store (TAM) and assist with inventory procedures

    Grants and Contracts

    • Manage state and federal reimbursement grant finances, invoices, and payments
    • Create and track grant finance reports
    • Support the creation of budgets for grant applications with Development office and program teams


    • Payroll: Manage payroll for all employees (currently internal, with the option to switch to external payroll processer)
    • Audits and Filings: Coordinate annual workers compensation audit, insurance audit, and any other required fillings
    • Insurance: Assist the Executive Director in monitoring the Museum’s insurance and risk management program as it applies to its facilities and collections, manage annual insurance renewals

    Human Resources

    • Oversee the benefits program for its staff, including the health insurance and retirement programs (currently internal, with the option to switch to external benefits administrator)
    • Manage new staff on-boarding, including new hire paperwork
    • Manage annual review process for all staff
    • Support access to staff trainings and professional development opportunities

    IT Systems

    • Manage museum-wide IT networks, systems, and technology (currently internal, with the option to switch to external IT contractor)
    • Manage computers and printers, including tracking computer purchases and upgrades
    • Work with external consultants and contractors as needed

    Qualifications, Skills, and Attributes

    • A minimum of 3 years of financial management experience with a degree in accounting, finance, business, or related field (or equivalent experience)
    • Knowledge of federal, state and foundation grant accounting, compliance reporting
    • An understanding of GAAP standards, accrual accounting, and grant reporting
    • Proficiency with QuickBooks and Excel
    • Experience in nonprofit finance, board reporting, and endowment management
    • Strong organizational and communication skills
    • Experience or strong interest in working with museums or non-profits
    • Ability to organize and prioritize tasks, including strong communication skills
    • Strong interpersonal and collaborative team skills
    • An interest and commitment to DEI/representative work in museums
    • A commitment to collaboration and an enthusiasm for Lake Champlain, its history, and its future


    This position may be full time with all of the duties and responsibilities listed above. There is also the option for this to a part-time (20 hour/week) position, and for some of the daily accounting duties to be filled by a bookkeeper. In that case, this position would also manage the hourly bookkeeper. The final schedule and job description will be determined based on candidate interest and experience.


     $26-29/hour based on experience (other benefits include a robust combined time off policy, flexible schedule, opportunity for partial work from home hours, and discounts in the museum store and on museum programs)


    Please submit a resume and cover letter to with the subject line “Director of Finance and Administration” by October 21, 2022.

    Equal Opportunity Employment

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

  • 19 Sep 2022 12:25 PM | Lori Wysong


    The Old Charles Town Library, Inc. (OCTL) is seeking a creative and imaginative Director to oversee the operations of the Jefferson County Museum.

    The Old Charles Town Library, a non-profit organization, supports both The Jefferson County Museum, as well as the Charles Town Library, combining history, culture, and information resources for the enrichment of a diverse community, as well as visitors and tourists.

    Since its founding more than 55 years ago, the museum has acquired, maintained, and exhibited an extraordinary collection of artifacts and documents reflecting the county’s rich history. The museum is supported by the library’s special collections, with holdings of more than 5,000 volumes on the history of the county and the Shenandoah Valley.

    The Director will work collaboratively with the museum historian and an additional part-time staff member, as well as the OCTL Executive Director and the Board’s Museum Committee in the operation and maintenance of the museum, including exhibits, education, outreach and marketing; collection management; record keeping and reporting; fundraising; and recruiting and training staff and volunteers. A candidate for the position will be knowledgeable in all aspects of museum operations and maintenance; curious and committed to lifelong learning; attentive to detail, with strong recordkeeping, organization, and communication skills.


    A master’s degree in museum studies, history, public history, or other cognate field. Two years of experience working in a museum or other equivalent experience.


    • ·         Experience with museum operations, exhibit design and collections management experience
    • ·         Experience in the day-to-day management of a museum
    • ·         Knowledge of museum ethics, standards, and professional practice
    • ·         Familiarity with collections management software
    • ·         Familiarity with digital tools necessary to develop online exhibits
    • ·         Microsoft Office, especially Word and Excel
    • ·         Effective communication and writing skills
    • ·         Knowledge of Jefferson County, WV, history (not required, but a definite plus)
    • ·         Ability to complete research and academically-focused work
    • ·         Strong public service orientation; ability to work with the public in a consistently friendly and courteous manner
    • ·         Ability to juggle varied and wide-ranging duties and a mind attuned to details


    Serve as the primary administrator of the museum’s artifacts and archives; including acquisition and processing; care of the collection, including storage, temperature, relative humidity, pest control; and disaster planning

    Create interactive education programs as well as plan special events in conjunction with recent exhibits to a diverse community. For reaching out to schools, facility in designing materials that connect the museum’s message with an element of a teacher’s curriculum so that both teachers and students have an opportunity for an enhanced lesson and the museum can increase its visibility and attendance.

    Ensure that museum engagement and educational programming is welcoming, equitable and accessible for all, or targeted audiences. Interact with the public, co-workers, and donors in a consistently friendly, courteous, and flexible manner

    Manage the collection, including accessioning, conservation and managing loans; catalog, and create finding aids to ensure objects are fully documented and accounted for as well as readily available to researchers. Properly identify and classify collection objects and integrate new objects into the collection in an accessible and logical way

    Actively work to identify and build strong relationships and partnerships with the diverse communities served to strengthen their voices and thoughtfully respond to their needs

    Understand and internalize the concept of equity and what it means in terms of accessibility and assisting our patrons in understanding the historical narrative

    Develop audio-visual presentations for exhibition, and coordinate archival digitization projects to create online learning opportunities.

    Ensure collections database is maintained and liaise with PastPerfect vendor as necessary

    Maintain museum website and post to social media platforms

    Manage correspondence related to museum inquiries, including acquisitions, loans, accession or deaccession of artifacts. Answer research and information requests and conduct research on the history of the county, including research on the museum collections

    Maintain records on admissions, donations, museum services, and research requests.

    Submit quarterly reports to the Executive Director and the Board of Directors

    Attend relevant workshops and other training, as well as local history conferences


    Supervises museum staff and volunteers


    Full-time (40 hours/week, Tuesday - Saturday), salaried position with leave, retirement, and assistance with health insurance

    Salary: mid-$40s, depending upon education, qualifications and experience

    Supervisor: OCTL Executive Director

    Application Process

    Interested applicants are invited to submit a cover letter explaining their interests in and qualifications for the position, a resume, and contact information for three professional references, via email to Dr. Marcella Genz, OCTL Executive Director, at Preference will be given to applications received by 3 October 2022. Position open until filled.

  • 13 Sep 2022 2:03 PM | Karen Brown

    Historic Annapolis (HA) is seeking a Vice President of Preservation to lead the Preservation division of our organization. This is an exceptional opportunity to join the senior management team at HA, the leading non-profit preservation and history organization in Annapolis, Maryland. The programs under the incumbent’s direction focus on property management and preservation advocacy specific to protecting the historic character of Annapolis. Alongside the President and CEO and Board of Trustees, the Vice President of Preservation is a public advocate and spokesman for HA’s preservation-related programs and provides outreach and education within the local community. The incumbent will work closely with the Annapolis Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) and other partnering organizations/agencies.

    This position is an exceptional opportunity for a talented individual to grow professionally as a part of an impactful organization that has become increasingly visible in Annapolis the past several years, making connections with our past to envision a better future for the entire community. The Vice President of Preservation’s office is located in our executive offices at Shiplap House (c. 1715), steps from City Dock in the heart of the Historic District. This position offers a competitive salary and a generous benefits package. It is an exciting time in the history of our organization, and we invite you to consider joining the team at Historic Annapolis.

    JOB TITLE:  Vice President, Preservation
    EMPLOYMENT CATEGORY: Full-Time / Salaried, Exempt (40 hours/week)
    SALARY RANGE: $75,000 - $80,000 (commensurate with experience)


    • Conduct best practices and maintaining high standards in preservation, restoration and rehabilitation projects involving HA properties; oversee comprehensive maintenance schedule for 13 properties and associated grounds, a dozen of which are state-owned
    • Supervise Horticulture Staff, comprised of a Facility Manager, who manages the day-to-day operations of HA properties, and gardening staff
    • Provide support to the Senior VP, Capital Projects with the management of the James Brice House restoration project, and attend restoration team meetings, as needed 
    • In consultation with President, research, write and/or present preservation-related testimony on behalf of the organization
    • Provides technical assistance and consultation to the public on preservation-related matters 
    • Review HPC applications, prepare written comments and provide public testimony at hearings, as needed
    • Administer and direct historic easement program, to include project review of modifications that may affect the historic character of HA easement properties
    • Manage and direct historic marker program, to include overseeing interns, volunteers, and staff who carry out various tasks associated with the program
    • Administer annual Preservation Awards program, to include identifying candidates for awards, prepares recognition, and presents awards at the annual meeting
    • Oversee property emergency management program; responsible for updating, maintaining and providing training on the Emergency Disaster Planning for HA properties, in tandem with Curator of Collections
    • Develop and facilitate programming for Preservation Circle members, as well as other public programs and outreach initiatives related to preservation division
    • Monitor planning, legislative issues, and current issues in preservation, to include resiliency, environmental issues and tax credits
    • Participate in partnerships/forums/and organizations dealing with historic preservation, heritage tourism, conservation, and land use issues
    • Manage grant-funded preservation projects, including tracking expenses, overseeing work, and preparing narratives for applications and reports, in conjunction with the Development Department
    • Manage preservation interns, as needed
    • Serve as staff liaison to the Preservation, Education, and Collections subcommittee of the Board of Trustees, along with the VP of Education and Curator of Collections
    • Other duties as assigned by the President/CEO and/or at the request of the Board of Trustees


    • Undergraduate and/or Master’s degree in American History, Historic Preservation, or Architecture or related field
    • 6+ years of experience in comparable position; management and/or non-profit experience a plus
    • Proficiency in current issues in historic preservation, to include resiliency issues
    • Demonstrated knowledge of Maryland history, architecture, archaeology, horticulture, or architectural history a plus
    • Ability to communicate the mission of HA to internal and external audiences
    • Project management skills, with demonstrated ability to create and manage budgets
    • Highly motivated, goal oriented, creative thinker
    • ·         Excellent customer service, time management and organizational abilities with exceptional oral and written communication skills
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and Zoom (virtual meeting program)
    • Ability to multi-task, set priorities, and work independently with great attention to detail and consistently meet deadlines
    • Willingness and ability to function as a team player, including working a flexible schedule, including occasional evenings and weekends, to accommodate the needs of Historic Annapolis

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Historic Annapolis offers a competitive benefits package, including medical and retirement benefits. The office environment is flexible, fluctuating between an office setting to meetings outside the office and the periodic opportunity to work remotely.

    EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: Historic Annapolis is an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity in the workplace. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, marital status, national origin, physical or mental disability, familial status, genetic information, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law.

    Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume, including salary requirements, to Ms. Lucy Mikhailova at by October 3, 2022.

    Full job description can be found at 

  • 06 Sep 2022 11:13 AM | Robert Bill

    Executive Director Job Posting

    Position Description

    The Tippecanoe County Historical Association (TCHA) is a community-engaged 501(c)3 nonprofit historical organization with a large collection encapsulating 300 years of county history, and a mission to actively curate, preserve, research, and share the county’s diverse history.

    We are seeking an enthusiastic Executive Director with leadership and management skills, as well as a strong appreciation of history’s role in today’s society, to work with the Board of Governors, staff, and volunteers to continue to broaden the impact of the Association and its historical resources throughout the community.

    The Executive Director is the team leader for staff and volunteers, and reports directly to the Board.  The Executive Director is the public face of TCHA and oversees all aspects of the Association’s operation, working in conjunction with the experienced staff, engaged volunteers, and the Board of Governors.  

    The position is full time, salaried, and exempt.  Duties include some evenings and weekends. The position primarily requires an on-site presence with remote technologies used for selected hybrid in-person/remote meetings or events. The starting salary range is between $60,000 to $65,000 (plus benefits) based upon experience and qualifications.

    TCHA is located in Lafayette, Indiana, a sister community with adjacent West Lafayette (the home of Purdue University) and within 1 hour of Indianapolis and 2 hours of Chicago. Tippecanoe County enjoys a Midwest cost of living and highly rated schools.  The Purdue University influence infuses the community with a youthful level of energy and provides opportunities to experience a diverse and varied range of entertainment, dining, and cultural experiences. Tippecanoe County is uniquely situated to have experienced a rich and significant history ranging from early indigenous settlements and 18th century French traders at Fort Ouiatenon, to the Battle of Tippecanoe in 1811.


           Oversee the daily operation of the TCHA facilities to ensure facilities are functional, safe, well-maintained, and are operated in an ethical and professional manner

           Utilize effective leadership, management, and communication skills to ensure staff and volunteers continue to advance the mission and strategic goals of TCHA

           Maintain effective communication and working relationship with the Board of Governors and the Board Committees 

           Work closely, and communicate frequently, with the Board Treasurer and the Budget and Risk Management Committee to assure that appropriate fiscal oversight and procedures are maintained across Association operations, and that fiscal spending is in compliance with the Board-approved budget.

           Be the public-face of TCHA.  Facilitate the development of mutually supportive relationships with diverse groups, individuals, and potential donors within the community through face-to-face meetings and the use of social media.

           Work with the Membership and Development Committee to increase membership, community engagement,  the visibility of TCHA and its mission, and the methods by which additional fiscal income streams, donations, and endowment can be created.

           Work with the Programming Committee, the Publications Committee, and the Bicentennial Committee to help assure production of quality publications and programming (live in-person, live remote, and archived on-line).

           Facilitate or perform additional duties as assigned by the President of the Board or the Board of Governors


    The candidate will have post-secondary education that involves development of management and leadership skills, either through formal coursework or other extra-curricular experiences, with preference given to candidates who have developed these skills in the context of not-for-profit (NFP) organizations.

    A minimum of 2-year experience, either as a paid employee or as an active unpaid volunteer, working with the operation of a museum, historical association, or other community-engaged NFP.   

    Demonstrated effective, goal-achieving, team leadership and management experiences.

    Demonstrated examples of self-starting and problem-solving behaviors. 

    Effective communication skills. 

    Understanding of fundamentals of social media, marketing, and public relations.

    Projects a professional image appropriate for representing the Association.

    Preference given to candidates with a demonstrated interest or motivation in acquiring knowledge about local history.

    The Tippecanoe County Historical Association is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.  We do not discriminate against any individual or group of individuals on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.  Submitting an application does not constitute a promise or guarantee of employment.

    To Apply: submit cover letter and resume to Jeff Schwab, President, TCHA Board of Governors, 1001 South Street, Lafayette, IN 47901 or to

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