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  • 02 May 2022 12:20 PM | Allison Tolman

    Exhibition Manager Position

    Position Description

    The Maryland Center for History and Culture (MCHC) seeks a dynamic team member to join our Museum Department as the Exhibition Manager. Reporting to the Director of Collections and working closely with the Vice President of Collections and Interpretation, this position will serve as project manager for the robust rotating exhibition schedule at MCHC, as well as provide key services to exhibition installation and upkeep. Our new team member will also help with institutional collection management initiatives as needed.

    Responsibilities

    • Project management of exhibition development in the Museum’s 10 galleries;
    • Work with the Vice President of Collections and Interpretation to set and maintain annual exhibition schedules;
    • Coordinate and oversee contractors including designers, fabricators, and art handlers;
    • Organize and maintain exhibition-related documents;
    • Monitor and maintain as needed the condition of long-term exhibitions;
    • Track exhibition budgets;
    • Design and install all exhibition lighting;
    • Lead and assist in art and object installation;
    • Install Museum and Library objects in exhibitions;
    • ·         Carry out ad hoc de-installation and installation of objects as needed throughout the Museum;
    • ·         Assist with collection moves.

    Qualifications

    • Experience in project management;
    • ·         Experience designing and installing all exhibition lighting;
    • ·         Proficiency in installing artwork and objects of various mediums;
    • ·         Excellent communication skills;
    • ·         Strong knowledge of exhibition standards and practices;
    • ·         Proficiency with power tools a plus;
    • ·         Ability to lift 75 pounds.

    About the Position

    This is a full-time, salaried position with benefits with occasional evening and weekend hours. The salary range is $40,000 -45,000 annually. The final salary will be determined based on the experience and qualifications of the successful candidate.

    How to Apply

    Please email a cover letter, and resume with contacts of three professional supervisory references to jobs@mdhistory.org by May 31, 2022. Subject line: Exhibition Manager. Incomplete applications may not be considered. No phone calls, please.

    About MCHC

    The Maryland Center for History and Culture is an equal opportunity employer that seeks to educate people of all ages about the American experience through the rich history of Maryland using their collections and to preserve important objects and archival materials from prehistoric Maryland to the present day. We do not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or any other status protected by law and strongly encourage all qualified professionals to apply.

    The Maryland Center for History and Culture collects, preserves, and interprets the history, art, and culture of Maryland. By exploring multiple perspectives and sharing national stories through the lens of Maryland, MCHC inspires critical thinking, creativity, and community. Learn more at mdhistory.org.


  • 02 May 2022 12:19 PM | Allison Tolman

    Director of Human Resources & Administration

    Position Description

    The Maryland Center for History and Culture (MCHC) seeks an enthusiastic team member to join our staff as the Director of Human Resources & Administration. Reporting to the President & CEO, this position will be responsible for managing the day-to-day Human Resources needs for the organization, as well as handling payroll, benefits administration and maintaining all personnel files. This person will serve as the administrator for all things related to the Board, President’s office and Human Resources for a staff of about 40 employees.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • ·         Facilitate the onboarding and offboarding process for all employees;
    • ·         Post all new position openings to a variety of platforms, track applicants, support scheduling and attend all interviews;
    • ·         Manage employee leave time;
    • ·         Review, reconcile, and process HSA and 403b Retirement plan constitutions on a monthly basis;
    • ·         Complete employee enrollment and termination of benefits including health, dental, vision, 403b, LTD, and Life insurance, and health savings accounts;
    • ·         Serve as a liaison between staff and benefit broker in order to resolve issues;
    • ·         Continuously work to bring the organization up to current HR standards, and handle day-to-day HR issues as they occur;
    • ·         Research and advise on policy development;
    • ·         Assist with the diversity, equity, access and inclusion efforts of the organization by advising on matters concerning human resources and workplace culture;
    • ·         Act as liaison to the Governance & Nominating Committees;
    • ·         Serve as assistant to the President & CEO;
    • ·         Serve as Board Liaison.

    Qualifications and Requirements;

    • 3+ years of Human Resources experience
    • Excellent organization and administrative skills
    • SHRM or PHR Certification a plus
    • Experience in a non-profit setting a plus

    This is a full time, salaried position with benefits. The salary range is $57,000-$62,000.

    How to Apply

    Please email a cover letter, and resume with contacts of three professional references to jobs@mdhistory.org. Subject line: Director of Human Resources & Administration . Incomplete applications may not be considered. No phone calls, please.

    About MCHC

    The Maryland Center for History and Culture is an equal opportunity employer that seeks to educate people of all ages about the American experience through the rich history of Maryland using their collections and to preserve important objects and archival materials from prehistoric Maryland to the present day.

    The Maryland Center for History and Culture collects, preserves, and interprets the history, art, and culture of Maryland. By exploring multiple perspectives and sharing national stories through the lens of Maryland, MCHC inspires critical thinking, creativity, and community. Learn more at mdhistory.org.


  • 26 Apr 2022 4:09 PM | Allison Tolman

    Human Resources Manager

    Position Description

    The Maryland Center for History and Culture (MCHC) seeks an enthusiastic team member to join our staff as the Human Resources Manager. Reporting to the President & CEO, this position will be responsible for managing the day-to-day Human Resources needs for the organization, as well as handling payroll, benefits administration and maintaining all personnel files. This person will serve as the administrator for all things related to the Board, President’s office and Human Resources for a staff of about 40 employees.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Facilitate the onboarding and offboarding process for all employees;
    • Post all new position openings to a variety of platforms, track applicants, support scheduling and attend all interviews;
    • Manage employee leave time;
    • Review, reconcile, and process HSA and 403b Retirement plan constitutions on a monthly basis;
    • Complete employee enrollment and termination of benefits including health, dental, vision, 403b, LTD, and Life insurance, and health savings accounts;
    • Serve as a liaison between staff and benefit broker in order to resolve issues;
    • Continuously work to bring the organization up to current HR standards, and handle day-to-day HR issues as they occur;
    • Research and advise on policy development;
    • Assist with the diversity, equity, access and inclusion efforts of the organization by advising on matters concerning human resources and workplace culture;
    • Act as liaison to the Governance Committee;
    • Serve as assistant to the President & CEO;
    • Serve as Board Liaison.

    Qualifications and Requirements;

    • 3+ years of Human Resources experience
    • Excellent organization and administrative skills
    • SHRM or PHR Certification a plus
    • Experience in a non-profit setting a plus


    This is a full time, salaried position with benefits. The salary range is 47,000-50,000

    How to Apply

    Please email a cover letter, and resume with contacts of three professional references to jobs@mdhistory.org. Subject line: Human Resources Manager. Incomplete applications may not be considered. No phone calls, please.

    About MCHC

    The Maryland Center for History and Culture is an equal opportunity employer that seeks to educate people of all ages about the American experience through the rich history of Maryland using their collections and to preserve important objects and archival materials from prehistoric Maryland to the present day.

    The Maryland Center for History and Culture collects, preserves, and interprets the history, art, and culture of Maryland. By exploring multiple perspectives and sharing national stories through the lens of Maryland, MCHC inspires critical thinking, creativity, and community. Learn more at mdhistory.org.



  • 22 Apr 2022 9:13 AM | Allison Tolman

    Staff Accountant

    Position Description

    The Maryland Center for History and Culture (MCHC) seeks an enthusiastic team member to join our Finance Department as the Staff Accountant. MCHC is a venerable community not-for-profit museum, library, and educational institution with about $5M of annual revenue and about $35M of net assets.  Reporting to the CFO, this position currently oversees one Finance & Accounting Specialist and is responsible for working with leadership staff on departmental budgeting, revenue and expenses. This position will also have some human resources responsibilities.  This position will also support the annual audit and Form 990 preparation by SC&H.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • ·         Daily monitoring of institutional cash flow, bank reconciliations and recording of all bank activity in the MIP fund accounting general ledger system;
    • ·         Review of all general entries made by the Specialist, manage their time spent on daily responsibilities and both long and short term projects, provide guidance and insight into any departmental issues that arise, and continually find ways to improve financial reporting and streamline existing processes;
    • ·         Works in coordination with the Advancement Department to record pledged and received gifts, as well as provide documentation and completed grant reports for securing gifts and grants.
    • ·         Provides financial reporting for other departments as needed;
    • ·         Manage the annual audit both by providing the auditors with necessary supporting documentation as well as various reconciliations, adjusting entries, taking recommendations regarding best practices, and coordination of timing;
    • ·         Facilitate quarterly departmental budget meetings;
    • ·         Assist the CFO with reporting, reconciliations, or general support as needed;
    • ·         Coordinate Finance Committee administration and materials.
    • ·         Complete monthly analysis and reconciliation of the general ledger to identify and resolve issues on a regular basis

    Qualifications and Requirements;

    • 5+ years of experience working in a related field
    • Excellent organization and administrative skills
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel
    • Experience working in Accounting software

    This is a full time, salaried position with benefits. The salary range is $48-53K.

    How to Apply

    Please email a cover letter, and resume with contacts of three professional references to jobs@mdhistory.org. Subject line: Staff Accountant. Incomplete applications may not be considered. No phone calls, please.

    About MCHC

    The Maryland Center for History and Culture is an equal opportunity employer that seeks to educate people of all ages about the American experience through the rich history of Maryland using their collections and to preserve important objects and archival materials from prehistoric Maryland to the present day.

    The Maryland Center for History and Culture collects, preserves, and interprets the history, art, and culture of Maryland. By exploring multiple perspectives and sharing national stories through the lens of Maryland, MCHC inspires critical thinking, creativity, and community. Learn more at mdhistory.org.


  • 20 Apr 2022 5:33 PM | Suzanne Obetz

    Museum Executive Director sought by county historical society operating a quality local history museum, in charming and picturesque Warrenton, Va.

    Successful candidate will have good museum and/or preservation experience; suitable education/credentials; familiarity with fund-raising, grant writing, special event planning and recruiting/overseeing volunteers. Some background in marketing and public relations a bonus. The director will: hire, supervise and manage museum staff, comprising mostly volunteers; direct operation of the small museum store; oversee and manage the museum collection including its conservation, preservation, and identification; design and install museum exhibits; prepare and implement the museum budget; support fund-raising efforts; and serve as the public face of the museum. Salary range $35,000 - $40,000 based on experience.

    More information at http://www.fauquierhistory.org. Please forward your cover letter and resume to Laura S. Kelsey, President, FHS, P O Box 675, Warrenton, VA 20188; or to museumdirectorjob@yahoo.com


  • 19 Apr 2022 1:25 PM | Maeve Jones

    Program Manager

    THE OPPORTUNITY

    The museum’s staff and Board of Directors are honored to be faithful stewards and caretakers of Poe’s legacy and to honestly share his story with the world in meeting the mission of “Illuminating Poe for everyone, evermore.”  The Program Manager position offers the opportunity to influence and enhance the education offerings of the museum as well as to establish and implement the strategic direction for education through programming, events, and visitor experiences. 

    POSITION SUMMARY

    What We’re Looking For:

    Our successful candidate will understand the role that education plays in ensuring the museum serves as a resource for all things related to Poe, his life, and his significant influence on literature.  By creating fun and engaging programs, this candidate will help ensure that Poe’s story is faithfully told and his influence on literature is celebrated.

    Specific Responsibilities.

    • ·       Develop new programs (and augment existing programs) that diversify the museum’s programmatic outreach, including events.
    • ·       Engage all aspects of the Poe community through programmatic outreach to include scholars, students, educators, and all Poe aficionados.
    • ·       Build and strengthen partnerships with a particular focus on the greater Richmond region including schools, other nonprofits, other museums, businesses, historical sites, and tourism partners.
    • ·       Ensure all programmatic initiatives are mission centric and strive for programmatic excellence and profitability.
    • ·       Capture programmatic data that can be used to provide rationale for the development of new programs and funding opportunities.
    • ·       Work with the Executive Director to establish and maintain a program budget.
    • ·       Periodically serve as the back-up for the guest services (front-desk) position in the gift shop and take responsibility for the feeding and care of the cats, Edgar and Pluto.
    • Ensure the operational and programmatic success of the museum which may include task-based activities that are outside the scope of the core-responsibilities listed above.

    Further, the Program Manager will:

    • ·       Report directly to the Executive Director.
    • ·       Manage and guide the work of the Event Coordinator and the Program Coordinator.
    • ·       Seek relevant continuing education related to museum programming best practices.
    • ·       Develop a managerial style, that is fair, equitable, ethical and is based on the organization’s guiding principles.
    • ·       Provide consistent and timely critical information to the Executive Director, coupled with periodic updates on the museum’s programming initiatives.
    • ·       Develop a deep appreciation of Poe’s work and ensure that all programmatic efforts are created within the scope of the museum’s guiding principles:

    o   Edgar Allan Poe is a visionary and iconic American author whose work is timeless, valuable, and relevant.

    o   The Poe Museum is a repository and resource for all things related to Poe’s life, work, and influence. 

    o   We are honored to be faithful stewards and caretakers of Poe’s legacy and to honestly share his story with the world. We will do so enthusiastically and with creativity, respecting all aspects of his work, including the quirky and the bizarre.

    o   While Poe and his work have far-reaching influence, we are grateful that he called Richmond home and celebrate the museum’s contributions to our community and our community’s contribution to the museum.

    Salary and Hours This is a full-time position with some weekend and evening hours required. The annual salary will be capped at $40,000 with an opportunity for increase as the organization prospers.

    APPLICATIONS

    This posting will remain open and active until the position is filled. To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter outlining interest and qualifications to maeve@poemuseum.org; no phone calls please.

    ABOUT THE MUSEUM

    The Poe Museum is a century old historic institution in the Shockoe Bottom neighborhood of Richmond, Virginia and is a repository and resource for all things related to Poe’s life, work, and influence. 

    The museum creates a sense of belonging and community along with a rich and diverse set of experiences for its varied audiences which include Poe enthusiasts, educators, scholars, collectors, and more.

    Additional information about the beginnings and history of the Poe Museum can be found at: About The Poe Museum - The Poe Museum.


  • 18 Apr 2022 10:32 AM | Michelle Poe

    Village of Grayslake, Illinois

    Deputy Director, Grayslake Heritage Center & Museum

    The Village of Grayslake is seeking applicants for a full-time Deputy Director position at the Grayslake Heritage Center & Museum. The position will assist the Executive Director with day-to-day operations/administration and provide support for museum exhibitions, programs, and initiatives under the direction and supervision of the museum’s Executive Director. The successful applicant must be available to work some evenings and weekends in addition to regular hours of operation. This is a benefitted position, with a salary range of $45,000-$55,000, depending on experience.

    The position requires a self-motivated and dependable individual who is organized and flexible, provides attention to detail, deadlines, and procedures, and has the ability to handle and prioritize multiple responsibilities simultaneously. Under the general direction of the Executive Director, duties primarily include: assisting the Executive Director with day-to-day operations of the Heritage Center; supporting the creation, management and implementation of exhibitions, educational programs, and museum events; supervising the daily activities of volunteers/interns; assisting in fundraising efforts for the Heritage Center, and interaction and coordination with various service providers, including the Grayslake Historical Society as needed. The Deputy Director will also represent the Heritage Center in the absence of the Executive Director.

    Minimum of five years of work experience in museum and cultural institutions and possession of a bachelor’s degree (master’s degree preferred) in museum studies or a directly related field, or equivalent knowledge and training are a must. Experience in fundraising, graphic design, marketing, or exhibitions a plus.

    The Grayslake Heritage Center & Museum is a local history museum and community hub located in the heart of Grayslake’s historic Village Center. Interested candidates should email a detailed cover letter explaining interest in the position, completed employment application, resume, and a writing sample immediately to Jennifer Hess at jhess@villageofgrayslake.com. The position will remain open until filled. The Village of Grayslake is an equal opportunity employer.

  • 13 Apr 2022 10:44 AM | Allison Tolman

    Position Description

    The Maryland Center for History and Culture (MCHC) seeks a Museum Store Manager, responsible for the overall operations, merchandising, and inventory of the store, as well as assistance in performing functions of the Visitor Services Department. The Museum Store Manager offers a high level of customer service to the MCHC’s members, visitors, volunteers, and staff by providing a positive shopping experience both in person and online, maintaining a well-curated store presence. This position has key responsibilities for security functions, including opening and closing of the buildings, and monitoring the safety and security of the facilities.  

    Responsibilities

    ·         Develop and maintain an annual store budget in collaboration with Director of Private Events & Visitor Experience and the Chief Financial Officer;

    ·         Oversee point of sale platform and manage store sales and inventory;

    ·         Greet and orient all patrons to Museum and Library, collect admission fees, provide orientation and museum guides

    ·         Prepare and perform comprehensive inventory as requested, offer action-oriented plan for improvements;

    ·         Maintain merchandise stock by regularly monitoring displays/back stock and re/order of merchandise as needed;

    ·         Perform the cash and credit card receipt functions according to cash-handling protocol and standards,

    • ·         Process online orders, including the fulfillment, packing, and shipping;

    ·         Maintain online store and ensure all published information is current;

    ·         Develop marketing strategies to increase the store’s sales and visibility to the public by implementing promotions and events; should we mention social media here

    ·         Research new vendors as needed;

    ·         Manage consignment program and submit payment requests for consignment checks;

    ·         Promote current MCHC museum retail trends and develop appropriate merchandise plan related to current and upcoming exhibitions;

    ·         Provide Visitor Services Manager with monthly store sales update and provide Finance staff with monthly online sales update;

    ·         Train and assist Visitor Service Associates in store processes;

    ·         Update and maintain Museum Store section of the Visitor Services Manual with relevant store operation content;

    Perform routine opening and closing procedures for the museum;

    • ·         Occasionally staff the Visitor Services Desk;

    ·         Provide basic information for callers and visitors regarding MCHC, the museum and library collections, including admissions, hours, directions, parking, accessibility, and other local resources;

    ·         Check in and monitor non-staff traffic, including visitors for appointments, meetings, contractors, and other walk-ins, observing proper protocols for access to restricted areas;

    ·         Handle other duties as needed and/or requested.

    Qualifications

    • ·         3–5 years of prior customer service and/or retail required;

    ·         Excellent customer service and communication skills;

    ·         Ability to work weekends and occasional evenings;

    ·         Ability to gather data, compile information and prepare reports;

    ·         Working knowledge of business office applications including email, word processing, spreadsheet and database applications; 

    ·         Excellent organizational skills;

    ·         Must be punctual and reliable with assigned schedule;

    ·         Ability to detect problems and report information to appropriate personnel;

    ·         Ability to understand and follow specific instructions and safety procedures;

    ·         Moderate physical activity may be required. Requires handling of objects up to 25 pounds, standing, and/or walking for long periods of time.

    About the Position

    This is a full-time 40 hours a week position. The salary range is $35-40,000 annually. Full benefits package included. Some evenings and weekends required. The fi The final salary will be determined based on the experience and qualifications of the successful candidate.

    To Apply

    Please email a cover letter and resume with contacts of three professional references to jobs@mdhistory.org. Subject line: Museum Store Manager. Incomplete applications may not be considered. No phone calls, please.

    About MCHC

    The Maryland Center for History and Culture is an equal opportunity employer that seeks to educate people of all ages about the American experience through the rich history of Maryland using the society’s collections and to preserve important objects and archival materials from prehistoric Maryland to the present day.

    Founded in 1844, the Maryland Center for History and Culture is the state’s oldest continuously operating cultural institution. In keeping with the founders’ commitment to preserve the remnants of Maryland’s past, MCHC remains the premier institution for state history. With over 350,000 art objects and artifacts and seven million books and documents, the society now serves more than 100,000 people through its museum, library, press and educational programs. Learn more at mdhistory.org.


  • 04 Apr 2022 11:17 AM | Janet Wahlberg

    Position Summary:

     

    Since 1963, the Fenton History Center has been the place to go for local history education and preservation for the City of Jamestown and southern Chautauqua County. Utilizing two beautiful 19th century mansions in the heart of Jamestown, New York, the Fenton provides educational exhibits, research and genealogical support, diverse programs, and other forms of visitor engagement to get our community involved and interested in the history of our area. The work of the Fenton staff is supplemented by a dedicated and expansive network of volunteers, history practitioners, and partner organizations, who take our outreach and programming to the next level, and allow us to offer opportunities beyond the reach of many local museums.

    As the Fenton nears its 60th anniversary, it is seeking a capable, experienced, and enthusiastic nonprofit leader to serve as its next Executive Director. Over the past few years, the Fenton staff and Board have worked on building financial stability for the organization, securing innovative community partnerships which created a strong reputation for the organization, and designing exhibits and programming that are equitable and engaging for the entirety of our community and its guests. These efforts have brought acclaim and funding from across New York State to the Fenton, and have set the stage for an exciting next phase of growth and opportunity for the organization. In conjunction with the Board of Trustees, the Executive Director will be the core element of this new phase, providing forward-thinking, creative, and innovative leadership for the organization, in order to guide its mission and programming efforts.

     

    Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

     

    Our ideal candidate is someone who is positive, upbeat, and ready to embrace and collaborate with a well-seasoned staff that makes up the backbone of the Fenton History Center, and is eager to learn while also ready to bring a fresh perspective to the organization. Read further for a more detailed job description and expectations.

     

    Strategic and Operational Leadership

    Responsible for the long-term planning of the organization, and the implementation of that planning, with activities including: building community relationships; engaging with community partners and stakeholders; maintaining accurate databases of members and donors; working with staff to make exhibit and programming plans; conducting strategic outreach and marketing, including through newsletters, social media strategies, website development, press releases, radio and TV interviews, writing articles, and any other avenues that present themselves; and conducting strategic planning with the Board.

    Oversees all day-to-day operations, with an eye towards providing an excellent visitor experience and ensuring staff are equipped with the resources and information necessary to be successful. Ensures a consistent, high-quality brand for the museum across all experiences and for all audiences. Stays on top of finances and revenue streams to ensure that the museum remains stable and has the necessary resources to support basic operations, programs, and any other costs.


     

    Ensures that the necessary organizational structure, policies, systems controls, and procedures are in place and regularly reviewed for effectiveness. Meets regularly with the Board of Trustees, including with Board-established committees, to report on and coordinate organizational activities.

     

    Fundraising and Financial Management

    Works with the Board to grow relationships and identify new financial resources that will support the ongoing success of the organization. Cultivates donors and members based on data and analytics; identifies those who have the greatest potential for stewardship and growth opportunities. Builds relationships with volunteers and community partners to help grow donor networks and solidify support for the Fenton. Manages the preparation of the annual operating budget with the Finance Committee, and tracks how the organization adheres to budgetary goals throughout the year. Provides monthly financial reports to the Board.

     

    Manages the stability and further development of relationships with institutional funding sources, including government bodies and foundations. Prepares and administers grant proposals to institutional funders, and ensures that the organization is operating at the highest level of museum standards and ethics. Tracks restricted funding and reports back to institutional or individual grantors/donors about the use of funds.

    Oversees the preparations of the annual financial review report and 990 tax filings with an independent CPA, and coordinates reporting by the CPA to the Board. Oversees routine financial transactions, and coordinates necessary insurance coverage and reporting.

     

    Building Maintenance and Grounds Management

    Works with the Board and the City of Jamestown Parks Department to ensure that the two historic mansions and surrounding grounds are maintained and kept in good order. Checks with staff and volunteers regularly to ensure that any known problems are identified, and that a plan has been put in place to address issues according to necessary priorities. Works with the Board and Parks Department to attempt to cut down or eliminate instances of vandalism, property damage, or other illegal acts on either property.

    Works with the Board, community stakeholders, and larger grantors to fundraise for capital projects, including larger maintenance projects, as necessary to ensure the continued viability of the buildings and grounds encompassing the Fenton campus. Coordinates with contractors, architects, and other professionals during every phase of the project, from quote to execution, and reports regularly on progress to the Board.

     

    Community Relations and Marketing

    Serves as the Fenton’s representative both within the community, as well as have a presence with regional and other nearby local networks, to promote the organization through a variety of events, media, and program types – all of which vary in both size and complexity. Develops an active community presence and builds relationships to foster opportunities for new initiatives and partnerships that build connections, support increased attendance and membership, and enhances organizational reputation.

     

    Oversee the development of marketing strategies, content, graphics, compelling material, etc. with the support of staff and the Board. Attend community, government, and tourism promotion meetings as a


    representative of the Fenton, and work actively to build cohorts and partnerships to help get the Fenton noticed by new audiences. Support the development and implementation of a strong organizational brand in all media and organizational communications. Develop relationships with media partners to ensure that Fenton events are covered consistently, and that the desired messaging is being reported on.

     

    Experience and Qualifications

    • ·       5+ years of progressively responsible experience in business management, non-profit management, or museum administration.
    • ·       Bachelor’s degree in Business Management, History, Anthropology, Museum Studies, Curatorial Studies, Cultural Studies, Interdisciplinary Arts and Humanities, or a related field. Graduate degree preferred.
    • ·       Excellent writing, interpersonal, and communication skills; experience and enthusiasm for working with a wide variety of constituents.
    • ·       A desire to embrace innovation and new ideas in museum practices and programming, and an ability to transition quickly between strategic planning and operational management.
    • ·       Advanced critical thinking and problem-solving skills, and an ability to remain level-headed in stressful situations or at times when decisions must be made quickly.
    • ·       Multiple literacy skills preferred: social, business, civic, programmatic, and media.
    • ·       Experience managing staff, independent contractors, volunteers, and/or interns.
    • ·       Familiarity with QuickBooks, WordPress, and the Microsoft Office suite. Experience or familiarity with PastPerfect or other museum collections software is a plus.
    • ·       Knowledge of the local and regional community history, or a willingness to learn.
    • ·       Enthusiasm for participating in a wide range of organizational functions.

    Experience managing and overseeing long-term projects and initiatives will be useful. High integrity and sound judgment are essential to success in this role. A management approach that is described as accessible, inclusive, collaborative, and empowering must be demonstrated and balanced by results- oriented accountability.

     

    Salary and Benefits

     

    This is a full-time position with a starting salary range between $35,000 and $45,000 per year. This position also comes with medical and dental benefits, with 100% of plans being covered by the Fenton. Two weeks of paid time off are included, along with 11 paid holidays.

    Application Process

     

    Interested individuals should submit a resume and cover letter through Indeed.

     

    The Fenton History Center is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other category protected under applicable law. The Fenton will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.


    APPLY HERE: https://fentonhistorycenter.org/executive-director-application/

  • 31 Mar 2022 4:50 PM | Anonymous


    Development and Communications Manager

    • Montgomery History, Rockville, MD

      Montgomery History seeks a skilled, experienced, and enthusiastic professional for the position of Development and Communications Manager. The successful candidate will be an integral part of our team and will advance the organization’s mission by helping to build our base of support and increase awareness of and engagement in our activities. 

       

      About Montgomery History

      Montgomery History collects, preserves, interprets, and shares the histories of all of Montgomery County’s residents. To that end, we undertake the following activities:

      • Operate the Jane C. Sween Research Library and Special Collections, the county’s most comprehensive historical library; 
      • Manage the County’s  official government archives; 
      • Maintain a 10,000-item collection of historic artifacts; 
      • Deliver a wide variety of educational programming, both in-person and online, including the annual Montgomery County History Conference, the county’s National  History Day event, streaming History Conversations, and the award-winning Speakers Bureau; 
      • Operate the Stonestreet Museum of 19th Century Medicine on the campus of the City of Rockville’s c. 1815 Beall-Dawson House; and
      • Provide a home for the Harper Center for Suburban Studies.
    •  

      Responsibilities

      The Development and Communications Manager will report to and work closely with the Executive Director and the Development Committee of the Board of Directors. Responsibilities include:

       

      Development (85%)

      • Prepare letters of inquiry, funding requests, and other materials to solicit funds from foundations, government agencies, businesses, and organizations.
      • Oversee all aspects of membership solicitations, project-specific appeals, and Annual Fund campaign.
      • Manage major giving program and support efforts to secure planned gifts.
      • Produce timely donor updates and reports.
      • Organize periodic donor cultivation and stewardship events.
      • Research prospective individual donors, businesses, and foundations.
      • Design and produce regular fundraising reports.
      • Solicits donations of product and/or in-kind support from businesses and individuals.
      •  Ensure prompt and personalized gift acknowledgement and recognition.

    • Communications (15%)

      • Oversee production of periodic outreach publications, including the schedule, writing, design/layout, editing, and distribution.
      • Develop and coordinate the production of promotional materials related to fundraising and program activities.
      • Maintain, update, and improve website content and design.
      • Oversee social media presence on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. 
      • Draft and distribute e-newsletters to our email list every other week.

    • Requirements:

      • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent;
      • Impeccable writing skills;
      • At least three years of professional development experience (may include time spent in internships and volunteer work);
      • Demonstrated track record of success using a variety of fundraising techniques including special events, corporate sponsorships, foundation proposals, and membership;
      • Highly organized, thorough, and detail-oriented;
      • Organizational and time management skills;
      • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Wordpress, and social media platforms;
      • Familiarity with graphic design techniques;
      • Prior experience in developing promotional materials such as brochures, fact sheets, newsletters, and press releases;
      • Availability to work occasional evenings and weekends;
      • Creativity, inquisitiveness, flexibility, and good humor; and
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      Preferred skills and experience:

      • Experience working with 4-figure and higher donors and prospects;
      • Experience working with a donor database or customer relationship management (CRM) software;
      • HTML/website maintenance experience;
      • Photography and video experience;
      • Desktop publishing experience, especially with InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator;
      • Experience working in a small nonprofit setting;
      • Knowledge of the history and culture of Montgomery County, Maryland.

     

    To Apply

    This is a permanent, full-time position with occasional weekend and evening hours required. Because programs and events may be located throughout Montgomery County, access to reliable transportation is required. The starting salary will be $48,000 to $52,000 with an opportunity for increases as the organization prospers. The benefit package includes health insurance and Federal holidays.

    To apply, please email your resume, a cover letter explaining your interest in history and why you are a good fit for this position, and three professional references to Matthew Logan, Executive Director at info@MontgomeryHistory.org. Type “Application for Development and Communications Manager” in the subject line. No phone calls please. Selected applicants will be contacted for telephone and/or in-person interviews. 

    Montgomery History is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status.

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