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  • 22 Oct 2018 10:58 AM | Victoria Gonzalez


    The Berkshire Museum is seeking an experienced and innovative Executive Director to advance the Museum as a regional resource providing impactful experiences around art, science, and history across a broad and diverse community constantly confronting change and challenge. The Executive Director will encourage the interdisciplinary interpretation of the Museum's collections in art, history, and the natural sciences by providing experiences that are fresh and relevant in a changing world. The Museum is financially secure with a substantial capital budget, providing the next leader of this 100+ year-old institution an opportunity to expand its relevance, status, and influence.


    In 1903, Berkshire Museum founder Zenas Crane, inspired by such institutions as the American Museum for Natural Science, the Smithsonian, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, decided to blend the best attributes of these establishments in a new museum for the people of western Massachusetts. Thanks in large part to Crane’s efforts, the broad and varied collections of the Berkshire Museum include objects from virtually every continent. The collection includes more than 40,000 works of art and objects, artifacts of fine and decorative art, ancient history and natural science including: impressive fossil collections; a 143-pound meteorite; an Egyptian mummy; shards of Babylonian cuneiform tablets; samplings of early Mediterranean jewelry; Nathaniel Hawthorne’s desk; a live aquarium, and representations of Berkshire ecosystems including local mammals, birds, reptiles, fish, insects, plants, and minerals.

    The Berkshire Museum is a dynamic educational and cultural center for adults and children alike. It is a cornerstone of the Pittsfield and larger Berkshire communities and an attraction for tourists as well. The Museum offers educational and public programming and activities for visitors of all ages. The Museum welcomes nearly 100,000 visitors each year and provides more than 29,000 student experiences annually at the Museum and in the community. The Berkshire Museum hosts close to 700 public programs throughout the year, including films, talks, performances, camps, hands-on workshops and demonstrations.


    Zenas Crane’s vision when he created the Berkshire Museum was to provide the community with a “window on the world.” The Museum now must realize that vision in a changing community and world, remaining true to the Museum’s mission to bring people together for experiences that spark creativity and innovative thinking by making inspiring educational connections among art, history and natural science.

    The Museum faced immediate financial challenges, including the need to create an endowment to ensure long-term financial stability and to improve and repair an aging facility in need of modernization both for public safety and for the protection of the museum’s collection. After extensive outreach and consultation across the community served by the museum, the Board of Trustees developed a plan to secure the Museum’s future as an innovative 21st-century institution, with the financial stability to sustain itself and continue to serve the community.

    The Board made the difficult decision to sell a limited number of artworks from the more than 40,000 pieces in the Museum’s collection. That decision prompted legal action against the Museum that was resolved by an agreement with the Attorney General of Massachusetts and approved by the state’s Supreme Judicial Court. The agreement allowed the Museum to sell up to 40 works approved for deaccessioning with the goal of raising up to $55 million to fund an endowment, make needed repairs and improvements to the museum building, and better integrate the museum’s collection through an interdisciplinary approach that connects art, science, and historical objects in more meaningful and creative ways.

    The new Executive Director will be responsible for working collaboratively with the board and staff to lead the museum through this transition, including a significantly expanded aquarium/living collection experience; open storage experiences to allow for more of the collections to be on view and interpreted; two new theater spaces (one with 360 degree projection capabilities); and two new classroom/community spaces to meet the needs of the museum’s dynamic and growing education and programming model.


    The Berkshire Museum is located in the heart of the Berkshire Mountains in Pittsfield, Massachusetts.  The cities and towns of this famous region are a popular vacation destination, known for outdoor activities, fall foliage viewing, excellent farm-to-table restaurants, and thriving arts institutions. Pittsfield is a small city surrounded by scenic beauty that has inspired and attracted generations of artists, writers, and visitors from around the world.


    The Executive Director is the strategic, creative, and operational leader of the Berkshire Museum with responsibility for ensuring that the organization meets its financial and programmatic goals to bring people together for experiences that spark creativity and innovative thinking through connections among art, history, and natural science. In addition, he/she is the primary spokesperson, fundraiser, and ambassador for the Museum, articulating its vision, values, and contribution to the Berkshire community, elected officials, educators, donors, the broader museum community, the news media, and others who could support the museum in meeting its goals.

    The Director reports to a twenty-person Board of Trustees that also has three honorary life trustees. The Executive Director supervises three core teams of the Museum, including Support Services, Engagement, and Experience.


    • Lead the operations of the Museum and its major functions of community engagement, education, exhibitions and programming, fundraising, budgeting, and visitor experiences;
    • Oversee the programs and finances of all Museum operations;
    • In collaboration with the Board of Trustees and staff, develop, articulate, and implement plans for the organization’s future and translate those plans into tactical directions and operating policies;
    • Be the point of contact for capital projects;
    • Oversee the Museum’s work and relationships with local, state, and federal elected officials, foundations, and the news media;
    • Ensure that the public use of the Museum and its resources continue to grow;
    • Play a leading role in increasing financial support for the Museum and developing strategies for cultivating and raising private funds;
    • Serve as the public face and spokesperson of the organization, clearly articulating the Museum’s mission and activities; fostering and maintaining a close working relationship with regional and national museums and other related institutions;
    • Work closely and transparently with the Board of Trustees and its committees, providing updates, soliciting feedback, and engaging members in constructive dialogue;
    • Identify, recruit, develop, and retain a talented, accomplished, and diverse staff and volunteers to meet the evolving needs of the organization.


    • 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;
    • Advanced degrees in history, natural sciences, art history, 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 Museum’s values and principles;
    • Ability to collaborate with partners in the local and regional cultural community;
    • An appreciation and understanding of the disciplines of art, history, the natural sciences, and museum management;
    • Ability to work in an educational organization or public agency, museum or historic site, with progressive responsibility;
    • Basic knowledge of the Berkshire Museum and its programs, including its charter, by-laws, mission statement, and institutional goals.

    This is a full time, salaried position. The annual salary range is $135,000 - $165,000. 

    The Berkshire Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer



    Review of candidate materials will begin immediately with a deadline of November 21, 2018. Please email your application to

    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.

    Hard copies of application packages may be mailed to:

    Dr. Brent D. Glass

    Brent D. Glass LLC

    1921 Sunderland Place NW

    Washington, DC 20036

  • 19 Oct 2018 7:16 AM | Anonymous
    Reporting to the Director of Museum Operations at Liberty Hall, the Coordinator of Museum Programs is responsible for assisting with the daily operations of the Museum and for the development of all special event programming, including planning, implementing and evaluating all public events, as well as training and coordinating museum program related volunteers. The Coordinator also maintains and updates the social media footprint for the museum; maintains the museum’s Vendini reservation system; and performs related work as required. This position requires a flexible schedule including evening and weekend hours.

    Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college and one year of professional experience working at a historic house or in a museum setting is required. Experience scheduling museum events and activities is preferred. Candidate must have knowledge of and the ability to use social media outlets and websites for Museum information, marketing and publicity and possess strong time management skills, including the ability to prioritize multiple tasks. Excellent customer service skills and oral and written communication skills are essential.

    Application: Please send cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references to: Mr. Bill Schroh, Director of Museum Operations, Liberty Hall Museum, by email to Candidacy review begins immediately and continues until appointment is made. Official transcripts for all degrees and three current letters of recommendation are required prior to the starting date of employment.

    The starting salary for the position begins at $45,947.53 and is commensurate with education and experience.

    Kean University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer

  • 12 Sep 2018 1:35 PM | Julie Bryan

    Position Overview

    The West Virginia Mine Wars Museum is seeking our first half-time Director to oversee Museum Fundraising, Communications, Programming, Volunteer Management and Storefront Needs of the Museum.

    • Supervisor: appointed member of Board of Directors
    • Hours per week: half-time, with possible flexibility
    • Pay: $20,000 annual half-time salary
    • Benefits: workers compensation
    • Location: Matewan, WV, with opportunities to work remotely and telecommute
    • Start date: mid-November 2018, with flexibility
    Qualities of a Strong Candidate
    • Has experience coordinating volunteers and knows the value of volunteer leadership
    • Has experience building relationships with people from a range of cultures
    • Is self-directed, can create own draft work plans and juggle multiple deadlines
    • Is able to take on learning unknown but necessary skills
    • Is open to feedback and learning
    • Is able and excited to travel 
    • Is able and excited to work in a scrappy, start-up environment
    • Shares the values of the organization, namely, reclaiming the suppressed history of the Union and celebrating the Union's contributions to the fabric of West Virginia and our nation

    Position Responsibilities


    • Works with the Board of Directors to support general fundraising for The West Virginia Mine Wars Museum including:  
      • Organizing fundraising events
      • Coordinating an annual membership drive
      • Processing Museum memberships
      • Coordinating Museum member communication
      • Managing online donations and thank yous
      • Managing online store
      • Overseeing physical store
      • Ordering and managing merchandise
      • Developing a merchandise inventory system
      • Coordinating the development and distribution of individual fundraising appeal letters
      • Managing relationships with major donors
      • Identify foundation funders and prepare grants and reports


    • Works with board to create annual work plan and organization priorities
    • Prepares and presents work plan report and work plan intentions to the Board on a quarterly basis
    • Maintains and updates the The West Virginia Mine Wars Museum contact database in mailchimp
    • Coordinates donations, deposits and records as needed
    • Maintains organizational files
    • Responds in a timely manner to all mail, phone calls, emails, or other correspondence to the The West Virginia Mine Wars Museum
    • Manages budget and reports to board quarterly
    • Works with accountant to manage payroll, oversee other required filings, including sale tax reports


    • Coordinates The West Virginia Mine Wars Museum communications and publications including:
      • Maintaining The West Virginia Mine Wars Museum website
      • Maintaining The West Virginia Mine Wars Museum mailing list, facebook, and other social media venues.
      • Drafting and distributing press releases and media advisories as appropriate
      • Identifying media opportunities and strategic responses involving The West Virginia Mine Wars Museum programs and exhibits
      • Coordinating the development of West Virginia Mine Wars Museum publications (e.g. brochure, comment cards, etc.) as needed  

     Staff, Volunteer and Contractor Management

    • Manages Program Fellow, who coordinates Storefront operations
    • Manages Lead Educator, who coordinates the Education Project
    • Manages volunteers, contractors and potential Americorps positions

    Event Planning/Programming

    • Organizes large annual event in conjunction with the Board of Directors
    • Works to expand community engagement in The West Virginia Mine Wars Museum
    • Meets with community leaders as well as state and national partners to obtain their input into the The West Virginia Mine Wars Museum’s programs and priorities and to offer support in other related initiatives
    • Tracks relationship-building work to share reports with Board of Directors
    • Supports the board in the development and execution of ongoing and new programs, such as our bi-annual Journal

    Building Maintenance

    • Maintains physical Museum office space including general housekeeping, security, office supplies stocking and equipment maintenance
    • Coordinates large scale Museum repairs


    • Coordinates the development of new exhibits, with guidance from Museum Board
    • Monitors the condition and environment of the Museum space, especially with regard to artifacts

    This is a half-time salaried position for a two year period, with opportunity for renewal dependent on funding. Compensation is $20,000, with opportunities to expand responsibilities/compensation based on Board Review.

    The West Virginia Mine Wars Museum is an equal opportunity employer. Women, low-income people and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

    To apply, submit a cover letter, resume and writing sample to Title your email "Application for Director Position." We will accept a first round of applications for interview by September 17th. Note: ideal writing samples include: a sample grant application, a sample e-blast or a sample event planning outline.

  • 06 Sep 2018 9:28 PM | Anonymous

    Dining Car Waiter for Dinner Train service for part-time work. Job encompasses all areas of Dining Room service including set-up, taking orders, serving and clean-up. Must be able to lift 40 lbs. and carry a loaded tray through a moving train. Dress code & background check. No visible tattoos or piercings. Long shift. Must have own transportation and be able to arrive on-time. This position involves primarily working on Weekends and is seasonal. Banquet Service or Catering experience is a plus. Successful applicant must be able to start immediately.

    Job Type: Temporary

    Salary: $9.50 /hour

    Email resume to

    Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum 

    4119 Cromwell Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421

  • 06 Sep 2018 9:24 PM | Anonymous

    Experienced Cook/Prep Cook for Dinner Train service for part-time work. Job encompasses all areas of kitchen work including prep, cooking, plate-up and clean-up. Cooks assist with dish washing. Service is basically banquet style and does not involve line cooking. Must be able to lift 40 lbs. Dress code & background check. No visible tattoos or piercings. Long shift. Must have own transportation and be able to arrive on-time. This position involves primarily working on Weekends and is seasonal. Banquet Service or Catering experience is a plus. Successful applicant must be able to start immediately.

    Job Type: Part-time

    Salary: $10.00 /hour

    Email resume to

    Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum 

    4119 Cromwell Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421

  • 06 Sep 2018 9:21 PM | Anonymous

    Experienced Lead Cook/Kitchen Manager for Dinner Train service for part-time work. Job encompasses all areas of kitchen work including stocking, prep, cooking, plate-up and clean-up.Lead Cook/Kitchen Manager will be responsible for not only food preparation but also keeping the kitchen and the kitchen staff functioning on time and in an efficient manner and is the direct supervisor of the kitchen staff.  Will coordinate scheduling adequate staff for operations and assist in seeing that the dining car(s) are provisioned and ready for each departure. Service is basically banquet style and does not involve line cooking. Must be able to lift 40 lbs. Dress code & background check. No visible tattoos or piercings. Long shift. Must have own transportation and be able to arrive on-time. This position involves primarily working on Weekends and is seasonal. Banquet Service or Catering experience is a plus. Successful applicant must be able to start immediately.

    Job Type: Part-time

    Salary: $13.00 /hour

    Email resume to

    Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum 

    4119 Cromwell Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421


  • 05 Sep 2018 1:34 PM | Anonymous

    The Chadds Ford Historical Society is currently seeking a part-time (20 hours/week) Special Events Manager. This position ensures that the Society provides successful and engaging special events for the community while raising funds necessary for the operation of the organization.

    Schedule:  Part-time; Wednesday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (3:00 pm Friday) with occasional evenings & weekends for special events

    Salary:  $19/hour


    Special Events

    • ·         Work with special events committees and the Executive Director to plan and implement special events hosted by the Society including but not limited to Chadds Ford Days and the Great Pumpkin Carve
    • ·         Plan and manage smaller events such as the CFHS annual meeting, exhibition openings, volunteer or members appreciation events, small fundraisers (like guest bartending events), and other smaller scale events; work with volunteers and ad hoc committees as needed to ensure the success of these events
    • ·         Work with vendors, demonstrators, reenactors, suppliers and partners to ensure that event logistics are planned and communicated accurately to all parties involved
    • ·         Coordinate the Township’s special event permit application to ensure that it is complete and submitted on time; work with event committees and Executive Director to ensure all application information is accurate
    • ·         Update registration forms for events requiring vendors, demonstrators and other 3rd party service providers or participants
    • ·         Work with events committees and Executive Director to develop realistic budgets for events during the annual budgeting process; make recommendations for increasing revenue and reducing costs for each event
    • ·         Work with events committees and the Society’s volunteer coordinator to evaluate staffing needs for each event and recruit and train volunteers to ensure adequate coverage
    • ·         Work at the Society’s major events including the Great Pumpkin Carve and Chadds Ford Days
    • ·         Coordinate with partner organizations such as the Brandywine Conservancy that host special events on CFHS property; ensure adequate onsite supervision of partner events by CFHS representatives
    • ·         Lead the post-event evaluation process by assessing the overall success of the event and identifying challenges and recommending improvements for future events; maintain a record of all discussions regarding event issues and resolutions
    • ·         Make recommendations for future events and assist with the evaluation of new event suggestions by assessing its revenue potential, realistic chance of logistical success, and relation to the Society’s mission

    Auxiliary Activities

    Museum Store

    • ·         Oversee the Society’s museum store in the Visitors Center and manages the daily tasks such as stocking, display, cash register management and cleaning
    • ·         Work with the Executive Director to select new merchandise that reflects the mission of the Society while providing the best possible return on investment through resale
    • ·         Track sales trends and makes decision on liquidating poorly performing merchandise as needed
    • ·         Work with special event committees as appropriate to include museum store merchandise for resale at special events like the Great Pumpkin Carve; coordinate event-specific items such as artwork or tee-shirts as concession sales at special events
    • ·         Maintain the inventory database within the Square Register; update the database with new merchandise as it arrives and removes old merchandise when appropriate
    • ·         Oversee the end-of-year inventory process

    Facility Rentals

    • ·         Manage the administrative tasks for the Society’s rental facilities at the Visitors Center and the Barns-Brinton House; respond to rental inquiries, maintains rental calendar, complete and send contracts and invoices to clients, coordinate payments of deposits and fees; ensure insurance coverage is adequate as needed
    • ·         Ensure that rental facilities are clean and set-up in advance of a client’s arrival onsite; is familiar with all mechanical and electrical systems in rental facilities
    • ·         Work with Executive Director to ensure staffing coverage for facility rentals as needed; provide training as needed for rental staff coverage
    • ·         Periodically review the Society’s rental contracts and pricing structure; make recommendations for improvements
    • ·         Coordinate photography and filming sessions on the Society’s properties as needed; work with the Executive Director on special photography/film requests


    • ·         Work with the Executive Director to develop and manage the Society’s special event budgets; ensure special events remain within event-specific budgets
    • ·         Work with the Executive Director to develop and manage the Society’s facilities rental budget, museum store budget and marketing budget
    • ·         Ensure that supplies for special events purchased and available when needed
    • ·         Maintain accurate admission records for special events
    • ·         Works with event committees to schedules staff and volunteers to work at special events;

    Complete other duties as assigned


    The successful candidate will have:

    ·         A minimum of 2-3 years of event planning, preferably in a non-profit organization; a Bachelor’s degree in business, marketing, communications or a related field is preferred but not required

    ·         Excellent project management skills with the ability to prioritize, organize and manage multiple priorities/projects

    ·         Ability to understand vendor contracts and negotiate fees, as necessary.

    ·         Strong customer service and relationship management skills; excellent verbal and written communication skills

    ·         Ability to work independently on various projects and tasks.

    ·         Ability to develop and manage departmental budgets

    ·         Excellent computer skills including proficiency with Microsoft Office and social media including Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter; a willingness to learn donor management software

    ·         Ability to work in a small, dynamic team environment

    ·         Willingness and ability to work extended hours, nights, and weekends as needed during prime event seasons

    How to Apply

    To apply please submit your resume and cover letter to Mike Connolly, Executive Director, at or Chadds Ford Historical Society, PO Box 27, Chadds Ford, PA 19317. Application deadline: September 30, 2018

    For more information about Chadds Ford Historical Society please visit our website,

    The Chadds Ford Historical Society is an equal opportunity employer.

  • 05 Sep 2018 1:28 PM | Anonymous

    The Chadds Ford Historical Society is currently seeking a part-time (24 hours/week) Education & Public Programs Manager. This position ensures that the Society meets and continually improves its public history education programs and tours while maintaining control of the education department’s operating budget.

    Schedule: Part-Time; Wednesday – Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (some flexibility required) with occasional evenings & weekends for special events

    Salary: $19/hour


    Public Education Programs

    • ·         Leads the efforts to maintain, improve, and grow the educational programing for both adults and youth that is offered by the Society; current examples of public programs include the Society’s annual lecture series, summer history camps, Tavern Talks, and Escape Brandywine; Society programs emphasize the 18th century, especially the colonial and revolutionary periods
    • ·         Liaises with schools and teachers to identify educational needs of students, develop new educational programs that meet mandated curriculum standards, promote the Society’s programs and activities and increase education program enrollment
    • ·         Markets, coordinates and supervises group tours for adults, students and other youth groups
    • ·         Works in partnership with other community organizations (non-profits, senior centers, scouts, etc.) to meet the needs of their audiences
    • ·         Develops and delivers presentations, educational workshops and activities that engage the audience in partnership with 3rd party interpreters/demonstrators as appropriate
    • ·         Conducts evaluations of public programs, analyzes results and implements changes needed to improve program and organizational effectiveness
    • ·         Works with Executive Director to coordinate and promote the Society’s internship program; manages interns that are directly related to museum education and interpretation
    • ·         Develops, coordinates and leads youth history camps including ensuring adequate assistance and training for staff and volunteers
    • ·         Sets up and cleans up educational programs

    Museum Interpretation & Education

    • ·         Develops research-based, site-specific tours that are creative, engaging, dynamic and reflect best museum practices while honoring the tradition of living history activities of the Society
    • ·         Develops appropriate furnishing plans for historic houses that support and enhance the current interpretation of the sites; works with the Executive Director to make recommendations for acquisitions to collections to improve interpretation
    • ·         Supports interpretation of museums with primary or secondary documentation research
    • ·         Provides public interpretation when Program Specialists or Guides are not available; this may include guided tours of historic houses, living history activities, and educational outreach; may require dressing in period clothing (provided)

    Exhibition Development, Design & Installation

    • ·         Researches topics related to the history, culture and people of Chadds Ford and the surrounding area and develops exhibition concepts for the Visitors Center and/or historic buildings
    • ·         Curates and designs creative and engaging exhibitions using the Society’s collections as well as objects on loan to the Society to illustrate the exhibit concepts while ensuring the security and preservation of all artifacts; ensures text panels, object labels and other interpretive materials are easily understood and accessible to all audiences
    • ·         Works with vendors to produce exhibit materials as needed to be sure exhibitions open as scheduled
    • ·         Oversees the installation of exhibitions; coordinates and supervises staff and volunteers that are working on installation; ensures all artifacts are handled and treated using best museum practices      
    • ·         Plans exhibition openings, lectures, publications, store merchandise, etc. that are appropriate and relevant to the current exhibition           

    Visitor Services

    • ·         Supervises the weekend staff at the Visitor Center, stepping in as needed to provide adequate coverage and security while maintaining service levels
    • ·         Greets guests at the Visitors Center; assist with questions and recommendations related to the Chadds Ford area, its history, and tourism information
    • ·         Responds to requests for historical or genealogical research as appropriate or when Executive Director is unavailable
    • ·         Assists with museum store functions including operating the cash register as needed


    • ·         Works with the Executive Director to develop and manage the Society’s education budget; ensures educational programs remain within program-specific budgets
    • ·         Ensures that supplies for educational programs and activities are purchased and available when needed
    • ·         Responds promptly to request for group tours and other specialized programs; accurately maintain tour calendar;
    • ·         Maintains accurate admission records for museums, visitors center and special events
    • ·         Researches funding opportunities for education and museum programs; works with the Executive Director and Grants Committee to apply for related grants and other funding opportunities
    • ·         Participates in the recruitment or Program Specialists with the Executive Director
    • ·         Conducts training of Program Specialists, Guides and other interpretive staff or volunteers; provides regular feedback to Program Specialists and Guides to ensure program quality and consistency
    • ·         Schedules staff and volunteers to work in historic house museums; ensures that coverage is sufficient for scheduled

    Special Events

    • ·         Works with event committees to plan and implement youth activities as part of special public events when appropriate
    • ·         Makes recommendations to event committee, event chair, or Executive Director for improvements to event or concerns with planned activities
    • ·         Supplements the Executive Director and marketing volunteers with event marketing (social media, emails, online calendars, etc.)
    • ·         Assists with additional event planning tasks as needed (vary from event to event)
    • ·         Helps with set-up and clean-up or event, as needed
    • ·         Assists with activities on the day(s) of the event which may include managing a particular functional area
    • ·         Contributes to coordination of event volunteers including coverage of areas, and matching volunteers to tasks based on their experience and skill level
    • ·         Participates in event-specific meetings as needed in conjunction with or in lieu of the Executive Director

    Complete other duties as assigned


    The successful candidate will have:

    ·         A bachelor’s degree in education, history, museum education, museum studies, or a related discipline; graduate degree preferred

    ·         2-3 years of experience developing and presenting engaging history education programs to both children and adults, preferably in a museum or historic site setting

    ·         Experience with the interpretation of historic house museums

    ·         Ability to develop and manage departmental budgets

    ·         Excellent verbal and written communication skills

    ·         Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Office and social media

    ·         Ability to work in a small, dynamic team environment

    How to Apply

    To apply please submit your resume and cover letter to Mike Connolly, Executive Director, at or Chadds Ford Historical Society, PO Box 27, Chadds Ford, PA 19317. Application deadline: September 30, 2018

    For more information about Chadds Ford Historical Society please visit our website,

    The Chadds Ford Historical Society is an equal opportunity employer.

  • 04 Sep 2018 8:19 PM | Anonymous

    Job Title: Education Retail Agent (Part Time)

    Reports To: Education Programs Coordinator 

    Pay Rate: $10 per hour



    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. 


    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. 


    • 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


    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.


    • 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 


    • 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


    Send resume to Shana Haynes, Assistant to the Education Programs Director at 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.  


    • ·         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



    • ·         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


    • ·         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

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