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  • 08 Nov 2023 4:56 PM | Sara Ganter

    Purpose of the Job Summary

    Reporting to the Executive Director, the Events and Outreach Manager is responsible for supporting and working closely with the leadership team to plan, coordinate, promote and execute a diverse array of on-site and off-site events. Specifically, this position will focus on taking events from idea to execution by coordinating all event details, including staff and volunteer involvement, with the department managers or partner organizations involved, cultivating strategic partnerships through community outreach activities. This position plays a key function in connecting the mission of the Rehoboth Art League to the broader community, building awareness about the benefits of the arts.

    About the Rehoboth Art League

    Founded in 1938, the Rehoboth Art League plays a prominent role in visual arts and culture in southern Delaware. The League is recognized for a rich, year-round schedule of art exhibitions, a robust annual calendar of educational offerings, and remembered for its arts-driven events held both on our historic campus and off. Our 3.5+ acre campus in Henlopen Acres, which is home to five buildings, welcomes more than 25,000 visitors per year and our membership encompasses more than 1,200 community members. The Director of Development will play an important role in helping reach our goals in coming years.

    Key Functions

    • ·         Serve as administrative support and the project manger for RAL events – including scheduling meetings, securing permits, and other duties as assigned to ensure a successful event execution
    • ·         Coordinate all special events with Board, staff, and relevant committees
    • ·         Track the tasks needed to successfully implement an event including: listing tasks and deadlines, working with vendors and partner organizations, confirming accountabilities, providing follow up and working with volunteer committees to productively solve roadblocks
    • ·         Manage the processes for volunteer recruitment, recognition, and retention
    • ·         Identify volunteer roles for events and recruit and trains volunteers for those roles

    Areas of Responsibility:

    Fundraising & Event Management

    • ·         Assist Executive Director in mapping annual event strategy, calendar, and associated fundraising
    • ·         Create memorable events that reinforce the mission of the Rehoboth Art League while nurturing new and old relationships with collaborative partners
    • ·         Execute largescale signature fundraising events (currently Rehoboth Beach Arts Festival, Cottage Tour, Outdoor Show, Holiday Craft Fair) with Board, staff, and committee involvement as well as smaller events and ad hoc opportunities developed with community partners
    • ·         Identify event vendors, negotiate contracts, and secure relevant permits and permissions
    • ·         Manage and coordinate all aspects of budgeting, event operations, and post-event follow-up to ensure long-term sustainability
    • ·         Cultivate and strengthen relationships with vendors, guests, volunteers, and community

    ·         Act as a key thought partner in creative new event ideas

    ·         Manage the life cycle of events, including reviewing the performance, recommending improvements, and introducing new ideas or innovations

    ·         Work collaboratively with members, partner organizations, and local businesses to promote Rehoboth Art League events to ensure maximum exposure with local communities.

    ·         Represent the Rehoboth Art League in general community outreach opportunities as needed and requested via community presentations and tabling


    • ·         Work with staff to identify volunteer opportunities within the organization
    • ·         Manage the process for recruiting, development, and nurturing a volunteer network of groups and individuals
    • ·         Identify roles and create internal processes for volunteer recruiting and training
    • ·         Provide a positive volunteer experience in planning and implementing events
    • ·         Maintain volunteer records to track points of engagement, volunteer hours, and other necessary data, and generate reports on this data
    • ·         Lead volunteer recognition programs

    Key Performance Measures

    • Performance will be measured by evaluating execution of key functions, particularly as related to advancing the goals of the organization.

    Skills and Competencies

    ·         2+ years of experience in outreach, community relations, and/or events in a nonprofit environment

    ·         Outstanding organizational and interpersonal skills, with an attention to detail

    • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
    • Ability to work well with a diverse group of staff, volunteers, donors, vendors, and community members

    ·         Skilled in necessary computer applications including Microsoft Office Suite, and versed in email, spreadsheets, and presentation software

    • Ability to effectively manage a wide array of tasks, projects, and responsibilities

    Physical Abilities and Requirements

    ·         Sitting throughout the day, working with a computer

    ·         Repetitive movement on computer keyboard throughout the workday

    ·         This position will be expected to work nights and weekends, when necessary

    ·         Lifting and moving files, boxes, etc. up to 30 pounds.


    ·         This is a fulltime, 40 hour/week position, with offices generally open 9am-5pm, Monday through Friday  

    ·         Driver’s license, current vehicle insurance and satisfactory driving record

    ·         Background checks are conducted on employees

    This job description includes, but is not limited to, the duties and responsibilities as noted above. The essential functions of this job description are not exhaustive and may be supplemented.

    Compensation & Benefits

    Mid-$40Ks, commensurate with experience. The Events and Outreach Manager will be a salaried, full-time employee of the Rehoboth Art League. Full-time employees are offered paid holidays and leave time as well as participation in a 401(k). Salary and benefits will be competitive with similar regional positions and nonprofit sectors. 

    To Apply

    Please email a cover letter and resume to Please use Events and Outreach Manger in the subject line. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

    The Rehoboth Art League is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment. Accordingly, RAL provides employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, creed, ethnicity, sex, pregnancy, national origin or ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, citizenship status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, genetic status or information, military or veteran status or any status protected by federal, state, or local law. The Rehoboth Art League is committed to building an inclusive working environment that supports a diverse community of staff and encourages applications from all qualified candidates.

  • 06 Nov 2023 6:22 PM | Karen Brown


    Employment Category: Full-Time / Salaried, Exempt (40 hours/week)
    Salary Range: $50,000 – $55,000 (commensurate with experience)
    Reports To: Vice President, Education & Interpretation
    Date Posted: November 3, 2023

    Position Summary: Historic Annapolis is seeking a Curator to manage the organization’s decorative arts and archival collections, and to develop and implement thoughtful and inclusive exhibitions for our museum sites. As a key and highly visible member of HA’s Education & Interpretation Department, the programs under the incumbent’s direction focus on the research, management, and interpretation of various aspects of HA’s collections, and the implementation of engaging, community-based exhibitions. In addition to the daily tasks associated with collections care, the primary focus of the Curator in the coming months will be to serve a leading role in developing the James Brice House interpretive and exhibition plan. The Curator will work with a robust team of professionals to craft an extraordinary visitor experience at this National Historic Landmark property that is being fully restored in accordance with the highest restoration standards. Additionally, the Curator will establish relationships with the community and must value diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility at all levels of museum practice.

    Please click here for the full job description.

    Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume, including salary requirements, to Ms. Lucy Mikhailova at by December 4, 2023.

  • 03 Nov 2023 2:07 PM | Debra Rantanen


    The Maryland Historical Trust (MHT), an agency of the Maryland Department of Planning, is seeking to hire a full time Patterson Educator for the Patterson Center at Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum (JPPM). Located on 560 scenic acres along the Patuxent River in Calvert County, Maryland, JPPM is home to over 65 archaeological sites, more than 30 historic buildings and structures, and the Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory. JPPM supports the preservation of Maryland's cultural and natural resources and connects people to the past through the preservation and interpretation of our onsite historical and archaeological resources.

    Position Description

    The Patterson Educator conducts and develops educational and public programming for the Patterson Center helping to improve public accessibility to, and understanding of, the Patterson family, Point Farm, and how that integrates into the rest of JPPM’s history and programs. This position is responsible for developing, researching, implementing, scheduling, and coordinating educational and public programming associated with the Patterson Center. This position also leads volunteers associated with the Patterson Center. By developing and implementing these programs for school tours and the general public within the interpretive framework of JPPM, this position supports the Maryland Historical Trust’s mission to preserve and interpret the legacy of Maryland’s past.

    Position Duties

    -Develops and implements educational and public programming associated with the Patterson Center and JPPM.

    -Develops content for permanent and temporary exhibits and interpretive material for the Patterson Center and JPPM.

    -Oversees Patterson Center volunteer and docent program and groups. Trains volunteers, assesses their interactions with the public and content knowledge, and schedules volunteers. Works with the Director of Education and Public Programming and Outreach Coordinator when making any changes to the program.

    -Helps monitor the Patterson Center buildings and surrounding landscape for general upkeep needs, infrastructure problems, and other facilities or public-safety concerns. Reports concerns to the Director of Facilities, JPPM Horticulturist, JPPM Curator, Patterson Administrator, and supervisor.

    -Participates in site-wide educational and public programming and events, serves on program-related committees and working groups, helps with off-site outreach, and fulfills other duties as assigned.

    -Works with the Director of Education and Public Programming to develop a budget for the Patterson Center’s education and public programs and interpretive and exhibits materials. Also works with supervisor and other staff to identify appropriate grant opportunities.

    -Participates in the hiring process for seasonal positions in the education department, visitor services, and other positions associated with the Patterson Center.

    -This position requires weekend and evening availability on a regular basis, with some seasonal fluctuation.

    Minimum Qualifications

    Education: Bachelors degree from an accredited college or university.

    Experience: Minimum of one year’s experience teaching in grades K-12, museum education or other related experience.  Additional experience as defined above may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required education.


    1. Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator's license valid in the State of Maryland. 

    2. The applicant must be able to pass an FBI and State criminal background investigation. 

    Desired Qualifications

    The Preferred Candidate should possess the following:

    Education: Bachelor’s degree in history, education, museum studies, historic preservation, anthropology/archaeology from an accredited program.

    Experience: Minimum of two years experience planning and delivering programming in a historic house, museum or park setting. 

    Experience in training and overseeing a volunteer corps.

    Experience working as a team to deliver a successful product or program.

    Salary Range

    $53,627 - $85,9951

    To Apply

    Submit an online application to the Maryland State Job Website:

    Application Deadline

    November 22, 2023

    Job Location

    Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum

    10515 Mackall Road

    St. Leonard, MD 20685

  • 31 Oct 2023 1:52 PM | Rachel Miller


    The ARTx3 Campus is the convergence of art, creativity, and community in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. The campus features three facilities: Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas (ASC), located at 701 S. Main Street, and The ARTSpace and ART WORKS on Main, located at 623 and 627 S. Main Street. All three facilities present programming in the visual arts, performing arts, and STEAM education through exhibitions, performances, classes, and local partnerships. Gallery admission is free. Founded in 1968, ASC is accredited with the American Alliance of Museums and features three exhibition galleries, an interactive youth activity space, and the 232-seat Catherine M. Bellamy Theater. Since 2021, the modern and multipurpose ARTSpace and ART WORKS facilities have hosted live music, local and regional art, diverse multidisciplinary workshops, and small productions.

    The ARTx3 campus aims to empower our community through the arts, support the revitalization of Downtown Pine Bluff, bolster the creative economy, and bring positive attention to our city. To learn more, please visit

    Job Summary

    The Development Coordinator is responsible for developing and executing fundraising campaigns and initiatives to help achieve the ARTx3 Campus overall mission and goals. This position involves researching, prospecting, cultivating, and managing relationships with donors and sponsors, as well as coordinating fundraising activities. The Development Coordinator ensures that the organization’s development efforts are successful and that donor and sponsor support is maximized. Next year is the 30th anniversary of the Arts & Science Center’s current location on Main Street. The ARTx3 campus will host a variety of events, including our major biennial gala fundraiser, in celebration of ASC’s anniversary. The Development Coordinator will play a crucial role in those activities.

    This position reports to the Executive Director and works in close collaboration with all staff as well as interns, volunteers, and consultants.

    Job Duties

    •  Conceive, draft, and implement unique fundraising campaigns and oversee the biennial major fundraiser, Potpourri.
    • Maintain relationships and all communications with current corporate and local sponsors.
    •  Research prospective donors, including individuals, foundations, and corporate sponsors, as well as recruit new sponsors for programming, exhibitions, and special events.
    • Maintain and keep track of gifts in the donor database.
    •  Draft and send written donor correspondence including letters, updates, newsletters, and telephone communications to steward donors and members properly.
    • Assist with creating donor appeals, grant submissions, and report materials.
    • Engage with program and visitor services staff to gather metrics and info that enhance appeals, requests, and reports.
    • Process, record, and write acknowledgment for other donations and gifts to the museum.
    • Work with appropriate staff to keep the membership database up to date including adding new memberships, updating existing member records, and tracking member attendance.
    • Interact with tourism and hospitality partners. Assist with developing cross-promotional collaborations.
    •  Work closely with appropriate staff to develop and plan membership incentives, outreach programs, and museum fundraising events.
    • Plan and maintain budgets for fundraising initiatives, tracking income and expenses.
    • Interact with the arts community and civic bodies as an advocate for the arts and the museum.
    • Other duties as assigned.

    Education & Experience

    • Undergraduate degree, academic training, and work experience in public relations, fundraising, or communications. Three (3) or more years combined experience in related fields.
    • Three (3) years of experience planning, organizing, and implementing fundraising events is required.
    • Excellent writing, editing, and storytelling skills; excellent verbal communication and interpersonal skills including public speaking, the ability to maintain the highest standards of professional ethics and integrity, and excellent computer, graphic design, editorial, marketing, and social media skills.
    • Proficiency in design software such as Adobe Creative Suite, Canva, etc., client management systems/donor databases, and photography/videography is highly desirable.
    •  Strong organizational and time management skills
    • Knowledge of museum operations, the arts industry, and/or nonprofit/arts management is a plus.
    • This position must be flexible and able to work independently, collaboratively, and effectively in a fast-paced, creative environment.

    Special Requirements & Compensation

    This year-round, full-time position with full benefits may at times require a flexible schedule to accommodate programs, events, and after-hours work including weekend and evening hours. Annual compensation includes a salary range of $40,00 -$45,000 depending on experience, plus health insurance, paid sick/leave time, and paid holidays. The incumbent should have a valid driver's license, be able to lift items up to 30 pounds, handle tools or controls, use close vision, and travel periodically for meetings or museum business. Position open until filled. No phone calls, please.

    The hiring entity for the ARTx3 campus is the Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas.

    Application packages include four (4) components:

         A cover letter that must include:

         Your area of interest, academic training, and job experience in one or more of the following: public relations, arts or science education, museum studies, theater, and special events. The letter must be specific to how your skills fit the ASC position.

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

         ASC job application.

         Print, fully complete, sign, and scan application.

         Save the file with your last name and word “Application” (i.e., SmithApplication).

         Updated resume.

         Please include three (3) references.

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

         Two (2) relevant writing samples

         Save files with your last name and “Writing Sample 1,” etc. (i.e., SmithWritingSample1).

    Submission process:

         Email five (cover letter, application, resume, & two writing samples) files to:

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

    Equal Employment Opportunity

    The Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas, a City of Pine Bluff Commission, 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.

  • 26 Oct 2023 4:59 PM | Robyn Sumner

    C&O Canal Trust Position Description

    TITLE: Development Associate

    REPORTS TO: Director of Development

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

    Historical Park Headquarters in Williamsport,

    MD and telework.

    DURATION: Permanent Employee

    HOURS: Full-time


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

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

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

    The Position

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

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

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    ● Processes and tracks gifts and gift acknowledgments.

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

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

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

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


    ● Bachelor’s degree.

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

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

    ● CRM database experience preferred.

    ● Ability to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines.

    ● Demonstrated online research experience.

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

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

    Trust’s mission.

    ● Genuine interest in pursuing a career in development.

    Physical Demands and Safety

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


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

    Salary Range and Benefits

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

    To Apply

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

    Equal Employment Opportunity

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

  • 24 Oct 2023 12:06 PM | Tony Ngo

    Executive Director

    Princeton, New Jersey


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


    Responsibilities Include:


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


    To apply, please send a current resume and letter of introduction to Kittleman & Associates, LLC at:


    For more information about Morven Museum & Garden, please visit Morven Museum & Garden: 

  • 12 Oct 2023 9:08 AM | Amy Glenn

    Position Description:

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

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


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

    Working Conditions and Environment:

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


    1. Attend paid required orientation and training sessions.

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

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

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

    5. Enforce all museum safety policies with tour visitors.

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

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

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

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

    Personal and Professional Requirements:

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

    1. Be friendly, energetic, and welcoming individual.

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

    3. Be punctual.

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

    5. Prioritize attention to safety of visitors and objects.

    6. Treat all museum visitors with courtesy and respect.

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

    8. Communicate through both text and email.

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

    How to apply:

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

    Contact Person:

    Please direct questions and submit applications to:

    Leah Smith Visitor Experience Manager


  • 11 Oct 2023 11:39 AM | Mary Walsh

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

    The Luzerne County Historical Society seeks an Executive Director to build on past successes and guide the organization to the next level.  Our mission is to preserve and promote the collective history and heritage of Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, which includes but is not limited to pioneer settlements of the mid-18th Century, a Revolutionary War battle, the legacy of anthracite coal mining and waves of change through the 20th century.

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

    The Society owns and operates three historic properties: Bishop Memorial Library, Wilkes-Barre; Swetland Homestead, Wyoming; and Denison House, Forty Fort, Pennsylvania.  It also manages the Luzerne County Historical Society Museum, which is on the property of the Osterhout Free Library, Wilkes-Barre. The Society is a 501(c)(3) organization with an annual budget of $200,000 and $1.9 million in restricted trusts.

    The LCHS is staffed by two full-time and one part-time employees with the support of 21 members of the Board of Directors and approximately 500 members. 

    Position Overview

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


  • 06 Oct 2023 2:18 PM | Jason Illari

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

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

    Duties and Responsibilities:

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

    Educational Requirements:

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

    Skills needed:

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

    The Historical Society of Carroll County, Maryland

    210 East Main Street Westminster MD21157


    Point of Contact: Jason Illari, Executive Director

    Email Cover Letter and Resume in PDF format or questions to

  • 03 Oct 2023 1:08 PM | Liza Rosenthal

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

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

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

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

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

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

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

    Applying for the Executive Director Position

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

    Liza Rosenthal, Operations Manager

    Sheboygan County Historical Society and Museum

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

    About the Sheboygan County Museum (

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

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

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