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  • 04 Sep 2018 8:19 PM | Anonymous

    Job Title: Education Retail Agent (Part Time)

    Reports To: Education Programs Coordinator 

    Pay Rate: $10 per hour

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    ORGANIZATION MISSION


    The mission of the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum is to collect for preservation, operation, interpretation and display, railroad artifacts in an authentic setting to educate the public concerning the role of railroads in the history and development of our region. 


    POSITION SUMMARY


    The Tour Guide will:

    • Be a Front line customer service presence to our public 
    • Seek to educate the public concerning the role of railroads in the history and development of our region 
    • Be interactive with customers and create a clear interpretation of the impact of trains throughout history 
    • Be responsible for product display that is presentable and desirable to the consumer. 



    JOB DUTIES


    • Reports to and works under the direction of the Education Program Coordinator . Position works independently and requires a measure of judgment and discretion in completion of duties 
    • Research, develop and present thematic original tours and special programs for groups and individuals
    • Provides interpretive knowledge by answering questions, creating and implementing talks and a variety of interpretive opportunities
    • Ensures visitors have an engaging experience
    • Learns about the area history locomotives, passenger cars, other equipment on the property and the experiences that took place on trains to help visitors imagine and understand as they interact with the trains
    • Facilitates with customer feedback regarding customer needs and concerns, museum challenges, and generates ideas and solutions to meet identified needs



    OTHER FUNCTIONS


    The Tour Guide may preform additional functions, which can be assigned from time to time. The position may require work on weekends, nights and holidays to accommodate facility programming and train activities.




    DAILY PHYSICAL & SOCIAL REQUIREMENTS


    • Loading and unloading of customers from train in a pleasant manner
    • Ability to lift equipment to load and unload passengers (ie. step box and ramp) weighing up to 25 lbs
    • Able to deal with tour groups and guiding them to their seats and other locations under time constraints 



    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS


    • Post-secondary education (Associates degree or courses towards a Bachelor degree) American history/studies, American History Communications, Social Science, Humanities, Mechanical Engineering or any related field. 
    • One (1) year of related experience or acquired knowledge of Museum functions and/or trains, through community involvement or any combination of education and training that demonstrates candidates to perform the essential duties of the position.
    • Ability to engage in a positive and harmonious work relationship with Volunteers and other Museum Staff
    • Able to communicate verbally, be attentive and engage with customers and make sound judgments



    APPLICATION PROCEDURE

    Send resume to Shana Haynes, Assistant to the Education Programs Director at shaynes@tvrail.com or 2200 N Chamberlain Ave, Chattanooga, TN 37406



  • 04 Sep 2018 11:25 AM | Anonymous

    Delaware Seashore State Park is seeking a creative and motivated person to help research and develop interpretive programs at the Indian River Life-Saving Station Museum. 

    This position is a year-round position and will consist of 37.5 hours/week, from March through November, and 29.5 hours/week December - February. Start date is negotiable.

    Pay rate: $11.25-$12.25/hour for qualified candidates.

    This position has a flexible schedule that will include weekdays, evenings, mandatory weekend hours and does not provide benefits such as vacation, sick leave, medical/dental insurance, or overtime pay.  

    Responsibilities:

    • ·         Research, develop, schedule, and present interpretive programs involving the Indian River Life-Saving Station Museum and local maritime history
    • ·         Develop promotional materials such as fliers, signs, brochures, and e-newsletters
    • ·         Keep Indian River Life-Saving Station social media outlets active and engaging
    • ·         Help maintain museum collections, exhibits, and assist with site maintenance
    • ·         Continue ongoing archival research on the history of the Life-Saving Service in Delaware
    • ·         Assist with training & scheduling of other educators & volunteers
    • ·         Organize, schedule, and present school group and scout programs
    • ·         Assist with environmental education programs and special events
    • ·         Assist with gift shop and park permit sales on an as-needed basis

    Qualifications:

    Required

    • ·         Bachelor’s degree (or pursuing a degree) in History, Museum Studies, or related field
    • ·         Minimum 1 year experience presenting interpretive programs
    • ·         Must be willing to work weekends and 1-2 nights per week
    • ·         Excellent written and oral communication skills
    • ·         Exceptional organizational skills
    • ·         Excellent customer service skills in a fast-paced environment
    • ·         Must have valid driver’s license with less than 6 points & be in good physical health

    Preferred

    • ·         Experience with Past Perfect or other museum database software
    • ·         NAI Certified Interpretive Guide or teaching experience
    • ·         Current First Aid/CPR certification
    • ·         Experience researching genealogical records

     Apply online at:

    https://www.jobapscloud.com/DE/sup/BulPreview.asp?R1=082918&R2=MXGC06&R3=400300
  • 16 Aug 2018 10:13 AM | Deleted user

    Hiring Range: $10.20/hour 

    (29 hours/week, 1500 hours/year)  

    Job Type: Hourly Wage/PT

    Job Description: Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation (JYF) is looking for qualified Group Educators (Museum Program Assistants) to present accurate and interactive structured education tours and programs in support of educational mission of the Foundation.

    Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
    - Conduct guided tours at Jamestown Settlement and The American Revolution Museum at Yorktown for student and adult audiences, incorporating accurate 17th/18th c. history. 
    - Use approved inquiry teaching methods and questioning strategies to enhance student/visitor learning. 
    - Conduct structured hands-on education programs and demonstrations once trained. 
    – Conduct visitor surveys and assist with Visitor Research projects as assigned. 
    - Work effectively to provide high quality customer service.

    Minimum availability requirement is three weekdays per week and two weekend days per month. Two required days of weekly availability: Thursday and Friday.

    Minimum Qualifications: Successful candidates do not have to have formal teaching experience, but need experience working with children in a volunteer or paid capacity, excellent communication skills, proven ability to quickly learn and apply new information in a fast-paced environment, enjoy working with the public, and must be able to work outdoors in all reasonable weather conditions. 
    Required: High School diploma or equivalent

    Preferred Qualifications: Some college education preferred.


  • 01 Aug 2018 11:17 AM | Melissa M. Heaver

    The Fire Museum of Maryland seeks a part-time Duty Officer to start in September 2018. Pay will be $15/hour. The schedule is Saturdays from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm.

    About the Fire Museum of Maryland:

                The Fire Museum of Maryland is in Lutherville, MD and was established in 1971. The museum’s mission is to educate the public about the history, technology, and innovation of the fire service through a unique collection of operating apparatus, memorabilia, and programs.

    About the Duty Officer Position:

    The Duty Officer is responsible for the operation of the museum every Saturday when it is open to the public. The incumbent will be a level-headed and responsible key holder. They will be responsible for the opening, security during open hours (10 am to 4 pm), and the closing of the building. They will often serve as the face of the organization and must be comfortable speaking with the public.

    Responsibilities:

    • Ensuring the museum’s collection is safe during open hours.
    • Welcoming visitors, introducing the museum, and interpreting the history and technology of the fire service.
    • Learning details of the museum’s buildings (i.e. electricity and water shut offs) in order to respond to emergencies.
    • Managing a Saturday staff of two others; a Receptionist and a Fire Alarm Operator
    • Learning the duties of the other Saturday staff members to temporarily relieve them.
    • Preparing Saturday’s income for a bank deposit.
    • Maintaining the building’s cleanliness.
    • Other duties as assigned.

    The Ideal Candidate Will Be:

    • Experienced in managing a small staff during interactions with the public.
    • Comfortable with public speaking, particularly to audiences of children and families.
    • Familiar with the fire service.
    • Experienced in operating a computer and/or cash register.
    • Interested in history.

    Employees can gain additional hours staffing special events and rentals.  Employees can also participate in parades and community events where the museum takes engines.

    To apply, send a cover letter and resume to the Fire Museum of Maryland’s Director, Steve Heaver at sgheaver@firemuseummd.org by Friday, August 31
  • 09 Jul 2018 4:32 PM | Deleted user

    Hiring Range: $19,000/year with State benefit package

    Job Type: Quasi Full-time

    Job Open : 07/02/2018

    Job Close: 07/15/2018


    The Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation is seeking a qualified individual to be responsible for supporting the Visitor Services Manager and Senior Technicians in the daily operations of the Visitor Services department at two living history museums, Jamestown Settlement and the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, which are open 363 days per year.

    Duties consist of overseeing day to day operations within Visitor Services, such as completing department specific opening/closing procedures, developing daily staffing rotations, submitting daily financial reports, preparing nightly deposits, and providing daily leadership for staff. Additionally, these positions are responsible for providing superior quality customer service while processing admission sales for individual visitors and groups along with providing general information about the museum exhibits and area attractions. Frequent weekend & holiday work is required and monthly schedules are posted well in advance.

    These positions are quasi full-time salaried positions that work 40 hours per week February 25th – December 24th.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    Applicants must possess excellent communication and customer service skills, demonstrate experience in cash handling and high-volume sales, basic computer skills, and a willingness to learn quickly on-the-job. A driver’s license and the ability to work a 40 hour weekly schedule during a 7 day workweek are required.

    Required Qualifications:

    Experience with a computerized point-of-sale system and leadership skills, including the ability to motivate staff, are preferred.



    Please apply online at the link https://virginiajobs.peopleadmin.com/hr/postings/116672 to be considered for this job.

  • 09 Jul 2018 3:50 PM | Deleted user

    Hiring Range: $16.15/hour - upto 750 hours/year

    Job Type: Wage/Part-time

    Job Open Date: 06/28/2018

    Job Close Date: Open until filled


    The Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation is seeking skilled instructors to present hands-on, educational history programs to students in classrooms throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. This position will work with a variety of ages and abilities, primarily at the elementary school level (K-5).

    MUST BE ABLE TO WORK A VARIABLE SCHEDULE BASED ON BOOKINGS and be able to lift up to 50 pounds. REQUIRED AVAILABILITY DURING SEPTEMBERMAYBOTH DAY AND OVERNIGHT TRAVEL WITHIN VIRGINIA ARE REQUIRED. Must be available for training on select weekdays Aug 30-Sept 16.


    Minimum Qualifications: 

    Applicant must have classroom teaching or museum education experience. Knowledge of and ability to learn different teaching methods. Ability to apply these methods in the development and implementation of curriculum-based, educational programs for all levels, especially for elementary-aged children. Experience with public speaking and/or leading group programs. Demonstrated ability to work successfully both independently and as a contributing team member. Strong organizational skills and ability to work in a fast-paced and changing work environment.

    Required: Candidate must possess a valid driver’s license.


    Preferred Qualifications:

    Experience teaching elementary-aged children in the classroom or in a museum setting. Degree in education, museum studies, or history; or equivalent experience.


    Please apply online at the link https://virginiajobs.peopleadmin.com/hr/postings/116389 to be considered for this position.

  • 09 Jul 2018 3:34 PM | Deleted user

    Hiring Range: $20/hour/up to 750 hours per year

    Job Type: Wage/Part-time 

    Job Open Date: 06/28/2018

    Job Close Date: Open until filled

    The Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation is seeking skilled instructors to present hands-on, educational history programs to students in classrooms in the Northern Virginia area. This position will work with a variety of ages and abilities, primarily at the elementary school level (K-5) and will teach in Fairfax County, Arlington County, Alexandria City, Prince William County, Falls Church City, Manassas City, Manassas Park City and Loudoun County school districts. Retired educators are encouraged to apply. MUST BE ABLE TO WORK A VARIABLE SCHEDULE BASED ON BOOKINGS and be able to lift up to 50 pounds. REQUIRED AVAILABILITY DURING SEPTEMBER- MAY. EXTENSIVE DAY TRAVEL IS REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION. Must be available for training in Williamsburg, VA on select weekdays Aug 30-Sept 16 (overnight travel expenses provided). Position is based in Northern Virginia.

    This is a wage position with no state benefits.


    Minimum Qualifications:  

    Applicant must have classroom teaching or museum education experience. Knowledge of and ability to learn different teaching methods. Ability to apply these methods in the development and implementation of curriculum-based, educational programs for all levels, especially for elementary-aged children. Experience with public speaking and/or leading group programs. Demonstrated ability to work successfully both independently and as a contributing team member. Strong organizational skills and ability to work in a fast-paced and changing work environment. Required: Candidate must possess a valid driver’s license. Successful candidate must be able to travel one-way from their residence to schools in the districts listed above within two hours.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    Experience teaching elementary-aged children in the classroom or in a museum setting. Degree in education, museum studies, or history; or equivalent experience.

    Please apply online at the link https://virginiajobs.peopleadmin.com/hr/postings/116369 to be considered for this job.

  • 09 Jul 2018 3:05 PM | Deleted user

    Hiring Range: $27,183 (with VA State benefits package)

    Job Type: Quasi full-time

    Job Open Date: 06/28/20187

    Job Close Date: 07/15/2018

    The Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation is seeking skilled instructors to travel throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia presenting hands-on, educational history programs to students of all ages and abilities. Extensive overnight travel is required September-May and applicant must be able to lift up to 50 pounds.

    Minimum Requirements: Demonstrated classroom teaching or museum education experience. Knowledge of and ability to learn different teaching methods and to apply these methods in the development and implementation of curriculum-based, educational programs for all levels, especially elementary-aged children. Experience with public speaking and/or leading group programs. Demonstrated ability to work successfully both independently and as a contributing team member. Strong organizational skills and ability to work in a fast-paced and changing work environment. 
    Required: Candidate must possess a valid driver’s license. EXTENSIVE DAY AND OVERNIGHT TRAVEL IS REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION.

    Preferred Qualifications: 

    Experience teaching elementary-aged children in a classroom or museum setting. Degree in education, museum studies, or history; or equivalent experience.


    Please refer to the link https://virginiajobs.peopleadmin.com/hr/postings/116387 and apply on-line to be considered for this job.

  • 09 Jul 2018 2:46 PM | Deleted user

    Hiring Range: $18.00/hour

    Job Type: Part-time/Wage (No State Benefits)

    Job Open Date: 06/28/2018

    Job Close Date: Open until filled

    The Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation is seeking a qualified individual to provide contracts and programs support to the 2019 Commemoration Office. This position will be responsible for coordinating and managing all contracts, partnerships, and program agreements. This position is the primary contact for all contractors and is their liaison with contract managers, providing clerical and administrative support that includes tracking work progression/completion, delivery dates and payment to the contractors. This position schedules and coordinates contractor meetings, takes meeting notes, and maintains and coordinates commemoration records for retention.

    This is a wage position and is limited to 1,500 hours of work in the twelve month period beginning May 1, through April 30. No state benefits are provided.

    Minimum Qualifications: Demonstrated background coordinating administrative activities and extensive experience coordinating contracts, programs, and partnerships. Excellent word processing, computer, record-keeping, and oral/written communication skills. Working knowledge of office practices and procedures. Ability to plan and organize, deal effectively and cooperatively with all levels of management, staff, and the general public. Proficiency in MS Office Software.

    Preferred Qualifications: 

    High school graduate or equivalent required, college degree preferred.

    Please apply online at https://virginiajobs.peopleadmin.com/hr/postings/83678 to be considered for this job.


  • 22 Jun 2018 2:43 PM | Mark Sutherland

    Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, a historic site of the Morris County Park Commission, located in Morristown, NJ, seeks a full-time Historic Farmer for this State and National Register Historic Site.  This newly created position will work under the supervision of the Superintendent of Historic Sites Maintenance and the Farm Foreman, assisting with the implementation of daily operations at Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, including the care of domesticated animals, planting and maintaining farm crops, and daily historic interpretation as assigned.

    Essential Functions of the position include:

    • Carrying out assignments on the farm as directed.
    • Working with and caring for domesticated animals in a historic farm setting.
    • Use of period and modern implements associated with the successful culture of field crops, small fruits, orchards, vegetables, herbs and ornamental plants from harvesting through harvest, including ploughing, harrowing, planting, cultivating, fertilizing, liming, spraying, pruning and harvesting.
    • Performing routine maintenance on farm structures, equipment and systems compromising Fosterfields, using both period and modern practices as required.
    • Restoring and maintaining period farm machinery and implements associated with the historic farm program.
    • Cutting grass, using a tractor, riding mower, scythes, etc. and pruning/trimming trees.

    Additionally, the chosen candidate will cooperate with the interpretive programming associated with the historic farm, provide pertinent commentary to the public about the historic farm, and wear suitable period costuming when the farm is open to the public.  The candidate will secure a pesticide license, assist with maintaining records of inventory, and equipment maintenance as assigned, and perform other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications include knowledge of and the ability to work with and care for domesticated farm animals, the ability to work a flexible shift, including evenings and weekends as needed, and have knowledge of and the ability to use the tools, methods and materials used in farming and landscape maintenance.  The ideal candidate will also have the physical ability to perform the tasks of the position, including the ability to lift at least 50lbs.  The candidate must be a NJ resident within 1 year of accepting the position and have a valid NJ driver’s license.

    Experience training and working with draft horses or oxen is highly desired. 

    This is a full-time, 40-hour per week position.  Salary is 42,533/year, with a comprehensive benefits package that includes health and pension.  Please send cover letter, resume and at least three references by July 27, 2018 to Mark Sutherland, Manager of Historic Sites, Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, 73 Kahdena Road, Morristown, NJ 07960 or email to msutherland@morrisparks.net.  For more information on Fosterfields and the Morris County Park Commission, visit morrisparks.net.  The Morris County Park Commission is an equal opportunity employer.

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