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  • 27 Dec 2019 4:07 PM | Anonymous


    Position Summary

    Boscobel House and Gardens, located in Garrison, NY, is the steward of an extraordinary 112-acre site, restored Neoclassical mansion, and important decorative arts collection.  Boscobel embodies the Hudson Valley’s ongoing, dynamic exchange between design, history, and nature; and engages growing, diverse audiences in that conversation.  Staff and trustees are engaged in an exciting process of reimagining Boscobel as everyone’s home on the Hudson and exploring exciting opportunities to expand future programming.  These efforts require major increases in trustee involvement, donor support, and operational efficiency.   Boscobel seeks an Executive Assistant to play a key role on the Administrative team responsible for achieving these goals.  The Executive Assistant is a full-time position reporting to the Executive Director (ED).


    Administrative Operations

    §  Maintain and update ED calendar and general office calendar

    §  Assist with ED correspondence, travel arrangements, reimbursement requests, etc.

    §  Receive guests, field incoming calls and emails

    §  Update and distribute all-staff policies, lists, memos etc.

    §  Maintain office files

    §  Order office supplies

    §  Manage office services such as phone system, mailing services, coordinate IT support


    Fundraising/Donor relations

    §  Assist ED and Development Manager with fundraising appeals and acknowledgements

    §  Coordinate logistics and prepare materials for prospect/donor meetings

    §  Assist with compiling information for appeals, acknowledgements, applications, and reports

    §  Provide support at fundraising events and other programs

    §  Track philanthropic opportunities, prospect research



    §  Plan, prepare materials, and provide day-of support for trustee and staff meetings

    §  Regularly update trustees about upcoming opportunities, deadlines, etc.

    §  Record and maintain board minutes and other records



    §  Bachelor’s degree or equivalent

    §  Strong computer proficiency including MS Office and database platforms

    §  Excellent time management skills, ability to multi-task

    §  Exceptional communication skills via phone, mail, email, and in person

    §  Eagerness to learn, collaborate, and work as part of a team

    §  Availability to work evenings and weekends when needed

    §  Familiarity with fundraising databases preferred experience/interest in development field preferred



    Salary and Benefits for qualified applicants

    §  Salary range: $32k-$36k/year

    §  Medical, dental, and life insurance

    §  401k retirement plan

    §  Paid time off, including annual vacation, sick leave, personal days and Museum holidays

    §  Discount for staff in Museum shop

    §  Access and free admission to numerous museums and cultural institutions

    To apply, send your cover letter and resume to Director of Finance and Human Resources Diane Gocha at dgocha at boscobel dot org.

    Boscobel is committed to diversifying its audience and workforce. Veterans and candidates of any gender, ethnicity, race, religion, and cultural background are encouraged to apply.


  • 26 Dec 2019 2:57 PM | Anonymous


    Located at the geographic center of campus, The Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art at SUNY New Paltz is one of the largest museums in the State University of New York (SUNY) system with more than 9,000 square feet of exhibition space distributed over six galleries.

    The Dorsky’s permanent collection comprises approximately 6,000 works of art, with a concentration on American art, especially of the Hudson Valley and Catskill Region, as well as photography and metals. A small but excellent “world collection” of objects dating back to antiquity and representing diverse cultures enhances the museum’s exhibitions and educational programs. Significantly, The Dorsky will celebrate its twentieth anniversary in 2021.

    Through its collections, exhibitions, and public events, The Dorsky Museum supports and enriches academic life at the College, presents a broad range of world art for study and enjoyment, and serves as a center for Hudson Valley arts and culture, focusing on two centuries of the region’s artists. The museum has gained wide recognition beyond the campus as one of the region’s leading museums, welcoming visitors of all ages to its exhibitions and programs.

    The Dorsky maintains an ambitious year-round exhibition program. There are eight to ten shows per year, curated both in house and by guest curators and scholars. These exhibitions have been regularly reviewed in The New York Times, ArtNews, Art in America, and Hyperallergic, and on National Public Radio. The museum also hosts a series of BFA and MFA student thesis shows at the end of each Fall and Spring semester.

    The Dorsky has an active publication program and produces scholarly catalogues for most of its exhibitions that are distributed through SUNY Press ( In addition, the museum is the lead partner in the Hudson Valley Visual Art Collections Consortium, which consists of five Ulster County-based arts organizations that have together developed a digital database of the works in their permanent collections ( and that work together on other projects of mutual interest.
    For additional information, please visit the museum’s website:


    The Neil C. Trager Director of The Dorsky Museum will join an institution that has grown significantly in the last ten years. The museum has a talented 6-person staff, an active and engaged 16-member Advisory Board, and strong support from the College’s faculty and administration. Working with the staff and the Advisory Board, the new director will articulate the museum’s future goals and objectives informed by the College’s Strategic Plan and major constituent’s input will ensure that the resources exist to accomplish them together with the College and in particular with the SUNY New Paltz Foundation.

    The director oversees all collection, exhibition, education and related artistic programs and activities while serving as administrative head of finances, fundraising, audience development, communications and staff development.


    • Embrace, evolve, and communicate the museum’s mission, core values and vision to all internal and external constituencies.

    • Work closely with staff and the Advisory Board to provide leadership for the museum’s artistic and educational programs.

    • Maintain a collaborative, transparent and supportive environment, celebrating a culture of collegiality and working as a team with the staff and with the College.

    • Assume overall stewardship of the museum’s finances and operations.

    • Enthusiastically participate in identifying, cultivating and soliciting donors; work with the Advisory Board on the annual museum benefit; connect with stakeholders, civic and government leaders, foundations, businesses and all current and potential sources of funding for the museum, working closely with the SUNY New Paltz Foundation.

    • Expand the museum’s capacity to engage with its diverse constituencies especially students, artists, scholars, educators and the larger community locally, regionally and nationally.

    • Work in partnership with the Advisory Board as a whole, and in committee.

    • Cultivate and sustain robust professional networks and campus partnerships.


    • A minimum of a master’s degree in Art History, Museum Studies, Arts Administration or a related field
    • Evidence of a deep commitment to the arts and humanities with a desire to work with and support artists
    • Demonstrated understanding of and experience in fundraising, marketing, as well as developing and managing annual and project budgets
    • Proven strong communication skills, both oral and written, and the ability to serve as the museum’s ambassador to all its various constituencies
    • Evidence of a commitment to achieving diversity, equity, and inclusion in personnel and in the development of the collection, exhibitions, educational programs, and audiences

    • Previous experience as a museum professional with expertise related to The Dorsky’s mission, collections, exhibitions, and educational efforts. Although an art museum background is preferred, the search committee is open to reviewing candidates from related disciplines.
    • The ability to develop trust and rich collaborative partnerships with staff, Advisory Board members, students, faculty and administration, as well as with other institutions, community groups and professional organizations
    • Innovative problem-solving skills and enthusiasm for working with learners of all ages
    • A positive, energetic, transparent and welcoming manner with self-confidence and a sense of humor

    Contact Information:

    Electronic submissions required. Candidates will be required to submit a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references.
    Please apply by visiting
    Individuals with disabilities who need assistance with the application process should call (845) 257-3675.



    Applications accepted until position is filled, priority given to those received by 2/1/20.


    Other important information about this vacancy:

    This position offers a competitive salary and full NYS benefits, which are among the most comprehensive in the nation.
    Located in the heart of a dynamic college town in the beautiful Hudson River Valley, 90 minutes from metropolitan New York City, the State University of New York at New Paltz is a highly selective college of about 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students. One of the most well-regarded public colleges in the nation, New Paltz delivers an extraordinary number of majors in Business, Education, Fine & Performing Arts, Liberal Arts & Sciences, and Science & Engineering. New Paltz embraces its culture as a community where talented and independent minded people from around the world create close personal links with scholars and artists who love to teach.

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

    The State University of New York at New Paltz is an AA/EOE/ADA employer.
    Federal law and regulations require notice to all prospective employees regarding crimes that have occurred on campus in the current three-year period. Please refer to the University Police Web site for the complete Annual Security Report (“Clery Report”) at

  • 09 Dec 2019 3:08 PM | Anonymous

    The Museum Trustee Association is a national organization that supports, educates and inspires Trustees in order to enhance their effectiveness for the benefit of the institutions they serve. For over fifty years, the association has crossed the Americas to present forums and workshops that address the most prescient topics of our time to trustees and senior staff, so that they are informed by the experts of the day as well as network and learn from other colleagues. The association is entering a time of growth and expanding our model to move forward conversations relevant to museums today.


    Team driver and collaborator for organizational timeline and ensures that timelines are reasonable, met and that relevant materials are distributed accordingly.

    Sets and manages CEO’s meeting and travel schedule.

    Creates and distributes board packets and other updates including agendas, reports, meeting minutes and relevant information and ensures their distribution in a timely manner.

    Creates proposals and visuals for team appearances at conferences and lectures.

    Manages all aspects of MTA conferences, workshops and patron weekends including audio-visual, catering, registrations, transportation, sponsorship proposals and acknowledgements, and other dealings with outside suppliers.

    Generates renewal statements, create gift acknowledgements and provide customer service to current and prospective members in person and over the phone.

    Manages all grant applications in concert with CEO.

    Interfaces with controller for accurate financial reporting.

    Maintains and updates the Member Resource Center in concert with CEO.

    A member of the overall team that supports MTA template sales, on-line set-up and customer service.

    Generates mailing lists, solicitations, conferences, and prepares marketing materials for distribution.

    Maintains MTA CRM’s accounts in a timely manner regarding additions, changes and new initiatives.

    Attends Association events and industry conferences as needed. Requires some night and weekend travel (15%).

    Maintain office files and supplies. Other projects as assigned.


    Ability to work independently and be a self-starter

    Attention to detail and organizational capacity

    Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, and prioritize within tight deadlines

    Exceptionally strong interpersonal and communication skills, written and spoken

    Ability to maintain confidentiality

    Salary Range: 32,000 - 36,000 annually

    Preferred Qualifications:

    Bachelor’s degree in liberal arts or business discipline

    2 years’ experience in nonprofit administration

    Demonstrated ability with software packages including Microsoft Office Suite (excel and power point), Constant Contact, Website Creator, and Adobe Creative Suite.

    The Museum Trustee Association is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be treated without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, gender identity, or any other factor protected by law.

  • 22 Nov 2019 10:27 AM | Anonymous member

    Historic London Town and Gardens ( is looking for enthusiastic and creative individuals with experience in museum interpretation, classroom education, environmental education, and/or colonial history to facilitate visitor experiences, tours, and special events in our living history museum and gardens as seasonal Museum Educators. Compensation for this position is $13.00 per hour. Museum Educators have opportunities for advancement at London Town, and many former HLTG Museum Educators are now in full time positions in museums, archaeology, and libraries in the DC / Baltimore area.

    Position is open until filled. Training for new Museum Educators will begin on February 25, 2020. For more information, visit

    About Historic London Town & Gardens:

    Historic London Town and Gardens is a twenty-three acre park featuring history, archaeology, and horticulture on the South River in Edgewater, Maryland. The park is owned by Anne Arundel County and managed by the London Town Foundation, a non-profit organization, under a formal operating agreement with the county government. The Foundation is responsible for developing and conducting interpretive, recreational, and educational programs that allow visitors to learn about our historical, archaeological, and horticultural offerings.

    Chief Objectives of the Position:

    Primary duties include creating a welcoming environment that encourages visitors to interact with our gardens and historic area, making emotional and intellectual connections to the stories we tell. During the spring and fall, Museum Educators lead school tours for the over 5,000 children who visit each year. They also work with general visitors on weekends and assist in developing and implementing special programs and activities for visitors of all ages.

    How to Apply:

    To apply for this position, send an e-mail expressing why you are interested and why you would be a good fit along with a resume and three professional references via email to Kristen M. Butler, Director of Public Programs, at

  • 13 Nov 2019 1:00 PM | Michael Lafreniere

    The Tacoma Historical Society (THS) Curator serves as the primary collections manager to assure the safety and stability of items in the THS collection, and managing day‐to‐day operations related to museum collections. The Curator is also responsible for developing and implementing professional, well‐researched, engaging, and mission-driven permanent, temporary and traveling exhibits, supervising student interns. He/she leads the research, design and installation of museum exhibits. The Curator works in close coordination with the Society’s committees and Managing Director. To apply, please direct resume and cover letter to It is expected that the starting salary range for this part-time position will be $16-$20/hour, depending on experience. The position is open until filled. More information HERE.

  • 22 Oct 2019 8:35 AM | Anonymous

    Job Description

    Colvin Run Mill Historic Site G-Status Historian

    Part-Time: 900 hrs/year



    Colvin Run Mill Historic Site

    10017 Colvin Run Road

    Great Falls, Virginia 22066

    Colvin Run Mill Historic Site seeks an Educator for immediate hire, to help facilitate our cultural history interpretive programs for school aged children and/or adults. Primary duties will include presentation of our STEM based field trip programs. Groups may include: school groups, scout groups, general public, thematic class series, camps, events, and special request programs. Other prescheduled or on-demand programs, and administrative/front desk work may be assigned as needed.

    Hours: Must be able to work weekday mornings (Monday-Friday), with core hours of 9:30am -12:30pm, to present field trip programs during the regular Fairfax County Public School elementary school year. Scheduled hours for field trips generally fall during October, November, and late February through early June. Additional hours throughout the year, including weekends, may be scheduled as needed.

    Required Qualifications: Experience preparing and presenting interpretive programs to individuals or groups. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Ability to deal effectively with citizen inquires and questions. Ability to remain flexible and adaptive, and work collegially in a small museum environment. Applicants who wish to pursue education or museum education careers are encouraged to apply.

    Preferred Qualifications: Any combination of education and experience equivalent to a bachelor’s degree in history, education or a closely related field, and six months experience presenting interpretive programs or teaching children.

    Note: Individuals in these positions are not eligible for employee benefits, and are not eligible to earn leave or receive holiday pay. This position cannot exceed 900 hours per calendar year.

    To Apply: Please send resume with references and cover letter to

    10017 Colvin Run Rd.
    Great Falls, VA 22066

    No phone calls, please

  • 16 Oct 2019 4:24 PM | Anonymous

    The Fort Ligonier Association’s Board of Trustees is seeking an experienced and visionary Executive Director/CEO for Fort Ligonier Museum & History Education Center (the Fort) and its sister site, the Braddock Battlefield History Center (BBHC) in Ligonier, Pennslyvania.

    The Executive Director/CEO will work collaboratively with two dedicated boards and highly motivated staff to steward a bold new future for the organizations. The Fort and BBHC showcase and interpret some of the most comprehensive and well-preserved historic structures, collections, and exhibits on the French and Indian War in the United States for both study and enjoyment.

    This is a full time, salaried position with benefits. The annual salary range is $90,000 to $125,000. The final salary will be based on the experience and qualifications of the successful candidate.

    Full Job Description and Requirements Located Here


    The Executive Director/CEO will provide the strategic leadership, creativity, management, and direction necessary to advance the missions of the Fort and the BBHC, and pursue a clear, impactful and sustainable vision for the organization to achieve a greater level of recognition on a national and international level. The Executive Director/CEO has the responsibility for ensuring that both the Fort and the BBHC meet their financial and programmatic goals. In addition, they are the primary spokesperson, fundraiser, and ambassador for the organization, articulating vision, values and contributions to community, partners, educators, the broader museum community, the news media, and national and international partners. The Executive Director/CEO reports to the Board of Trustees of the Fort Ligonier Association.


    - A minimum of five years successful experience leading a similar organization or agency, or senior management level leadership experience including strategic planning, fundraising and sales, personnel supervision and evaluation, project management, budget preparation and management, financial literacy, communications, and program implementation;

    -  An advanced degree in history, public history, business, urban planning or a related field preferred;
    -  Superior management skills, including an eye for talent and an ability to attract and retain a first-rate staff;
    -  Ability to work with an engaged Board of Trustees and staff, donors, members, government officials, the local community and media;

    -  A strong commitment to diversity and gender equity;
    -  Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to lead and work as a member of a
    team, plus inspire an organizational culture that supports the organizations ’s values and
    -  Ability to collaborate with partners in the local and regional historical community;
    -  Ability to work in an educational organization or public agency, museum or historic site, with progressive responsibility;
    -  Appreciation and basic knowledge of the Fort Ligonier Association is desirable.

    Review of candidate materials will begin immediately with a deadline of November 11, 2019.

    The application should include a resume with contact information for at least three professional references and a letter of interest addressed to Dr. Brent D. Glass, Brent D. Glass LLC, 1921 Sunderland Place NW, Washington, DC 20036.

    Please email your application to

    Hard copies of application packages may be mailed to:

    Dr. Brent D. Glass
    Brent D. Glass LLC
    1921 Sunderland Place NW Washington, DC 20036

  • 02 Oct 2019 4:14 PM | Anonymous

    Job Description CIMM Executive Director – deadline application due October 25, 2019

    The Ventura County Maritime Museum, Inc., dba Channel Islands Maritime Museum (CIMM) was incorporated in 1990 as an independent, non-profit 501 (c) (3) public benefit organization. CIMM has been an Oxnard cultural resource for 29 years, serving the area that includes Ventura County and Southern California.  Our mission is to provide an enriching museum experience based on maritime history ranging from ancient mariners to the modern marine era, and to enhance the understanding of our rich international and local seafaring heritage with a focus on educational programs through world-class maritime art, unique ship models, dynamic exhibits, artifacts and a nautical research library.

    Position Summary – CIMM is seeking a full time Executive Director to provide leadership in executing the Museum’s strategic plans and goals in accordance with its mission.  Working with the Board of Trustees, the Executive Director will advance the growth and development as envisioned in the Strategic Plan, grow a larger and more diverse funding base over time, and strengthen management practices across all areas of the organization.


    • 1.      Fundraising – Ensure that CIMM has a diverse and resilient funding base.
    • 2.      Organizational Management – Lead and manage all aspects of the Museum, including Volunteers and Staff.
    • 3.      Strategic Leadership – Enhance and build on the Strategic Plan as identified, and turn the strategy into action
    • 4.      Program Management – Provide program development in accordance with the mission, supporting the volunteer and staff groups in their execution.

    Fundraising – Ability to plan and lead a diverse and sustainable fundraising program, providing     on-going stability.

    • ·         Ability to identify, cultivate and steward major donors and foundations to   support CIMM’s mission and growth
    • ·         Knowledge of and experience with developing marketing and donor outreach materials
    • ·         Experience in soliciting strategic grants from foundations and other major donors
    • ·         Experience working with database software used by the Museum that tracks donors and other stakeholders

    Organizational Management – Leadership and management of all aspects of a nonprofit organization, a diverse team, and its finances and operations.

    • ·         Nonprofit financial acumen
    • ·         Experience with recruiting, engaging and supervising a talented staff and volunteer team.
    • ·         Knowledge of best practices in human resources.
    • ·         Day-to-day nonprofit operations experience, including customer service.
    • ·         Sensitive to and experience with issues of diversity and inclusion.
    • ·         Project management, direction and delegation experience.
    • ·         Ensuring compliance with all local, state and federal legal requirements.

    Strategic Leadership – A hands-on leader with the ability to turn strategy into action to meet CIMM’s goals

    • ·         Understanding of the dynamics of CIMM’s culture and vision for the future
    • ·         Knowledge of and experience with productively partnering with a Board of Trustees and various Board and Volunteer committees

    Program Management – Proven coordination skills with the ability to develop and manage programs within a team environment


    Communication/Skills Requirements

    • ·         Enjoys networking and being the public face of CIMM
    • ·         Superior written and verbal communication
    • ·         Effective and confident public speaker with strong presentation abilities
    • ·         Marketing knowledge, particularly using social media
    • ·         Attentive to detail
    • ·         Positive working relationship with Volunteer groups
    • ·         The capability to understand and operate software used by the Museum: Microsoft Office, Charityproud, Past Perfect, NCR Silver POS, etc.
    • ·         Knowledge of the Ventura County/Central Coast donor/funder community desirable


    The ideal candidate will have demonstrated strong leadership capabilities as well as excellent managerial and interpersonal skills in the nonprofit arena, with proven results in community engagement, financial sustainability and capital campaigns.  Experience in the museum world, while not mandatory, is preferred.  The candidate will have a strong interest in history and art, from either a museum or personal perspective.  A college degree is required, and an advanced degree in a related field would be a plus.  Second, or multiple, language skills are preferred, but not mandatory.

    Reports to:  Channel Islands Maritime Museum Board of Trustees, subject to the direct supervision of the Board President and Executive Committee

    Salary:  $40,000 - $50,000

    Employment Type/Payroll Status:  Full Time Exempt

    Reply to:  805-984-6260

  • 25 Sep 2019 2:08 PM | Mark Sutherland

    The Cooper Gristmill, a historic site of the Morris County Park Commission, located in Chester New Jersey, seeks an organized, outgoing individual to fill the position of Miller Assistant.  The Miller Assistant will work alongside the Miller Historian and assist in the development and implementation of school programs, general tours, and special events. Additionally, the ideal candidate will help coordinate volunteers and conduct research to support Mill programming.  Proficiency in all Microsoft Office programs including Excel is necessary. 

    Applicants should be a college graduate with a major in history, American studies, museum studies, or a related field.  Previous experience at a historic site is helpful, but individuals with a desire to enter the museum field at an entry level are encouraged to apply. 

    The Miller Assistant position is 28 hours per week part-time at a rate of $14.25/hour.  The chosen candidate must work a combination of weekday and weekend hours throughout the year. 

    For consideration, please submit a cover letter, resume, and three references to 

    The Morris County Park Commission is an equal opportunity employer. 

  • 20 Sep 2019 9:54 PM | Jennifer Thiele


    Position: Museum Director
    Reports To: Museum Board of Directors
    Status: Full Time Beginning April 2020
    Revised Date: 9/20/19

    The Floyd County Historical Society and Museum’s objective is to keep alive an active interest in Floyd County history by collecting, preserving and interpreting artifacts, books, papers, records, and other materials relating to the county’s history. The Society promotes interest in local history through the display of historical relics and through publications, programs, observations of significant events, and pageants of history. The Society also ensures that the public records of towns within Floyd County are properly preserved and that historical sites are marked to recognize their importance to the county and help prevent their loss. This position is to ensure that the Museum’s objective continues to be met.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities
    The individual must be able to perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation.

    • In charge of the whole museum and its workings: manages finance and exhibits
      Represents the museum in contacts with the public
      Works with the entire staff to make sure museum runs smoothly.
      Keeps track of all museum objects and maintains records of ownership and borrowing
      Carefully watches the safety and condition of objects on display
      Manages requests for rights and reproduction of images
      Plans tours and other programs for museum visitors of all ages
      Works with the Curators to develop exhibits
      Oversees volunteers
      Writes and distributes press releases and announcements to inform the community about events and activities at the museum
      Develops website and social media strategies to promote the museum
      Contacts local media
      Works with designers to create posters, brochures, and advertisements
      In charge of safety for all museum objects and visitors
      Ensures that all museum rules are followed (follows policies established by Board of Directors)
      Assists visitors with questions
      Stationsor delegates staff to be present during visiting hours
      In charge of raising the money necessary to running the museum by contacting individuals, businesses, government agencies and charitable foundations
      In charge of the museum’s financial affairs such as making sure bills are paid on time, keeping the museum’s expenses on budget.
      In charge of ensuring the building and grounds of the museum in good condition, including mowing lawns, cleaning floors and clearing ice and snow

    Specific Duties currently performed by the Director
    • Create Displays and Signage
    • Attends Meetings (Tourism, Floyd County Museum Board, Historic Preservation, Silos and Smokestacks and scheduling/preparing for Monthly Board Meetings)
    • Plan/Execute Events (Kid’s Days, Annual Dinner, Pioneer Day, Train Day, including other events such as fundraisers)
    • Understand and Maintain the Building and how it functions
    • Education outreach (giving local presentations, school bus tours & assisting student research)
    • Research and answer questions from the public
    • Manage Hart Parr/Oliver/White archives
    • Instruct and assist with preservation projects concerning Hart Parr/Oliver/White archives
    • Researching and applying for Grant Funds in support of the Museum
    • Recruitment of new members to include maintenance and update of the Past Perfect Museum software
    • Identify sources of funding to support the museum via increased membership, individual endowments, gifts, grants, corporate, city, county funding sources
    • Maintain inventories at the gift shop
    • Hire/Fire/Train employees
    • Research Build Card orders for sale
    • Write and distribute the Historical Society Newsletter (4/yr)
    • Assists in producing monthly Finance Report
    • Manage the Facebook site, website, twitter and electronic sign
    • Manage duplication of all publications
    • Create and manage electronic displays (tornado kiosk, TV)
    • Recruit /train volunteers
    • Oversee the College Charles City High School Scholarship

    Required Knowledge and Skills and Abilities
    The individual must possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities, or be able to explain and demonstrate that the individual can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities.

    • Enjoy working with people, flexible and organized worker; comfortable public speaker, enjoy doing a variety of different things, good problem-solver
      Organizational skills, good record keeper, careful with details
      Good with people
      Good vocabulary, creative writer
      Knowledge of rules

    Minimum Education or Work Experience Requirements

    • High School Degree and/or some Post-Secondary Education in Historical Studies preferred.
      Work Experience: An equivalent combination of education, training and experience would be considered by the Search Committee.

    Work Environment
    The work environment characteristics described here are those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Work is performed in a small office setting and must maintain harmony and encourage good working relationships with all coworkers. Must occasionally lift items weighing up to 25lbs and occasionally lift up to 75lbs with assistance. Our mission of the Floyd County Historical Society should be performed in a respectful, professional and positive manner.

    This position involves interaction with the public and extensive use working with office devices and technologies.

    Work Schedule
    Schedule is mainly working full-time, 40 hours per week.Willingness to work a variable schedule, including weekends and evenings when needed.

    Salary and Benefits:

    $40,000 year

    Up to at least $4,000 for insurance

    To Apply:

    Please place “Director Job Opening” in the subject line.
    Phone: 641-228-1099
    Fax: 641-228-1157

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