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  • 28 Jan 2022 11:39 AM | Anonymous
    Location:  Baltimore Maryland


    Reports to:  Public Programs Manager
    Compensation:  12.50-$14/ hr, paid sick leave.  
    Status:  Part time: up to 30 hrs per week avg. Sometimes more.
    Hours/Days:  Open days per week, 0900am-0500pm.  Overnights occasionally 530pm-1000am. (with sleeping time)

    Overview

    This position is part-time (<30 hr/wk) with full-time opportunity. Hires will start as Trainees at $12.50/hour. Upon completing the training to present the museum's 13 educational programs, hires will be moved to the Museum Educator position at $14/hour. Full qualification means passing a short quiz on the material to demonstrate mastery.  The part-time educator works less than 30/wk, as yearly average, but during many weeks may be assigned as much 30- 40 hrs. /wk.; rarely, there may also be fewer weekly hours assigned during certain weeks of the slow season.

    A Museum Educator assists with and supervises special events, day programs, and overnight activities; learns and provides public presentations, tours, day programs, and overnight activities. A Museum Educator who attains the rating of “Chief” works closely with and supervises Ship's Crew members to develop their ability to learn and deliver presentations and to become more effective museum employees. A Chief Educator will also supervise and manage education day-programs, overnight programs, and serve as the lead crew person during special event staffing. Chief Educators can be full or part-time. All Museum Educators maintain and wear a replica period enlisted uniform and assist with and supervise the completion of daily clean-up, preventive maintenance, and curatorial preservation in the museum and on board the ships.

    Job requirements:

    Flexibility and availability for working weekends and museum overnight camp-out programs is a must. Preferred candidates will have completed at least one full year of college in history, museum studies, art history, or a related field. Relevant experience will substitute for college study. Museum Educators must be able to do all manner of physical activities associated with boarding and departing the sites, working outdoors sometimes during inclement weather conditions, and they must be physically capable of moving quickly through the ships and performing all tasks associated with emergency procedures. Educators may be required to shovel snow from the piers and the ship weather decks and gangways. Educators will commonly work catered events that will require working late, often until after midnight, as well as overnight programs which may require working through the night. During overnight programs, educators will spend the night on the ship to which assigned or, in the case of Constellation overnights, the museum building.

    Benefits:

    $12.50 - $14 /hr. Pay starts at $12.50/hr. Upon completion of their training, base pay increases to $14/hr. Museum Educators also receive an additional 10-20% pay bonus for overnight work and 10% additional pay when serving as a Chief Educator. All educators are entitled to worker’s compensation; paid birthday; paid day of jury duty; and life insurance. If full-time status is granted, educators become eligible for all company insurance benefits, Paid Time Off (PTO), worker’s compensation; paid birthday; health & dental insurance; life insurance, and paid day of jury duty.

    To apply: Send resume and cover letter to Brian Auer: bauer@historicships.org


  • 27 Jan 2022 12:24 PM | Anonymous

    Title:  Museum Collections & Programs Manager
    Reports to:  Executive Director
    Supervises:  Volunteers, interns
    Status:  Full time (40 hours per week)
    Hours/Days:  Hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday, with some non-traditional hours required for specific projects and events.

    The Washington County Historical Society (WCHS) seeks an inventive, organized, and detail-oriented person to fill the role of Museum Collections & Programs Manager. The selected candidate will join our team as we reimagine the Miller House Museum. Our welcome room is nearing its fabrication phase and our newly envisioned Military exhibit is in the beginning phase of a two-year project. An ideal time to join our team! Our highly qualified board members and area experts are committed to working collaboratively with our new collections manager. If you are unfamiliar with Washington County, our team will be by your side to share the wealth of history of our county.

    About the Washington County Historical Society

    The Washington County Historical Society, founded in 1911, is an organization devoted to the preservation and promotion of the history and culture of Washington County, Maryland.

    The Washington County Historical Society operates the Miller House Museum and Gardens, an 1825 townhouse located in downtown Hagerstown, Maryland. The museum gives visitors a look at life during the 19th century. It also maintains exhibits that highlight important events in Washington County history.

    The Miller House is also home to the kinship Family Heritage Research Center, a library and archives devoted to regional genealogical research. kinship's collections include books, documents, photographs, audio and film, as well as a number of online databases. In addition, kinship offers consultations with our staff genealogist every Wednesday afternoon

    Scope of Work: 
    The museum collections manager is responsible for the safety, security, documentation, preservation, storage, and accessibility of object collections owned and borrowed by the Washington County Historical Society(WCHS), adhering to accepted professional standards and the Society’s standards, policies, and procedures.

    Responsibilities: 

    ·       Ensure the safety, security, and proper storage and display of museum objects (on- and off-site)

    ·       Register and process museum objects (accessioning, cataloging, and digital imaging)

    ·       Manage museum collections records (both paper and digital), including object files, accessioning, cataloging, conservation, deaccessioning, exhibition, loan, research, and other records in coordination with collections committee chair

    ·       Manage museum collections database (PastPerfect); perform a monthly export of PastPerfect records to update the Society’s online catalog

    ·       Move and/or oversee the handling, moving, and transportation of museum objects and other materials

    ·       Oversee physical access to and proper handling of museum collections

    ·       Conduct guided tours of the Miller House Museum

    ·       Assist in kinship Family Heritage Research Center as needed

    ·       Create and manage digital images of museum objects

    ·       Oversee maintenance and monitoring of collections environments (security, climate, and pest management), and alert the Executive Director of any concerns

    ·       Prepare acquisition and other collections-related reports as required

    ·       Manage object conservation (in-house and outsourced)

    ·       Coordinate museum object deaccessioning, including arrangements for disposal with the collections committee chair

    ·       Prepare objects for exhibition; contribute to exhibition planning, development, installation, and deinstallation; assist with exhibition fabrication as needed

    ·       Monitor objects on display and assist with maintenance of exhibition furniture and materials, including cases, fixes, and lighting

    ·       Coordinate and document loans (incoming and outgoing), including scheduling, insurance, packing, transportation, and condition reports. Document all in PastPerfect

    ·       Maintain a working knowledge of the Society’s collections to effectively serve staff, researchers, and the general public 

    ·       Respond to requests for information about museum objects, including image orders in a timely manner

    ·       Interact effectively with the Board of Directors, volunteers, docents, media, corporate and community partners, WCHS members, and the general public in order to promote the best interests of the Historical Society.

    ·       Have a thorough knowledge and understanding of the mission and functions of the WCHS

    ·       Serve as a member of the collections stewardship team, working collaboratively to improve the management of and access to all of the Society’s collections

    ·       Respond to requests for technical assistance about museum collections care and management

    ·       Train and supervise volunteers and interns working on museum collections-related projects

    ·       Assist with the preparation and management of the collections annual and project budgets

    ·       Monitor museum department equipment, computers, and software

    ·       Other duties as assigned

    Required Qualifications:

    ·       Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in history, American Studies, museum studies, or related field

    ·       Understanding of principles, ethics, and standards governing collecting institutions

    ·       Thorough knowledge of best practices in collections care and management

    ·       A minimum of one-year professional experience managing the care, preservation, and documentation of museum collections, especially object handling and housing; museum registration and cataloging; collections management software; and loan procedures.

    ·       Knowledge of best practices related to the digitization of collections

    ·       Technology competence and proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, and PastPerfect Museum Software. Familiarity with Adobe and Canva software.

    ·       Experience with the preparation and installation of objects and printed, manuscript, and special collections in exhibitions.

    ·       Precise attention to detail; superior planning, analytical, problem-solving, organizational, and project management skills; and the ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously

    ·       Excellent research, writing, and communications skills

    ·       Independent self-starter with the ability to function as a contributing team member in a project-oriented and shared decision-making environment

    ·       Ability to lift up to forty pounds, and perform moderate physical activity including climbing up and down stairs, climbing ladders, kneeling, bending, and standing for extended periods of time

    ·       Valid driver’s license

    Preferred Qualifications:

    ·       Familiarity with Washington County/Maryland history and culture

    ·       Knowledge of intellectual property and rights and reproductions

    ·       Experience working at a historical society or other institution with museum, library, and archival collections

    Compensation:

    Salary range $32,000 - $34,000, DOE

    Shared health care insurance

    10 days of vacation and flexible compensation time for excessive hours, after 90 days of employment

    Most major holidays including December 24th and December 31st.

    How to Apply: Please send cover letter and résumé as a single PDF file to Robyn Sumner, Executive Director at exdir@washcohistory.org. Subject line of the email should read: Attn: Museum Collections Manager: [your last name].


  • 24 Jan 2022 2:00 PM | Mary Bush

    The Athenaeum Music and Arts Library, a nonprofit membership library in the heart of La Jolla, CA, is seeking a dynamic and highly organized Executive Director to build on over a century of successful programs while leading positive and continued growth and sustainability. Rooted in the mission to provide our community with library resources in music and the arts along with cultural programs, classes, concerts, and exhibitions, the Athenaeum is a multi-faceted institution that requires a director with historical perspective and future vision while playing a significant role in fundraising and development.  Maintaining positive and deep relationships with current supporters, while cultivating new donors and other sources of revenue, will require creativity, experience, and energy. The Executive Director also manages all day-to-day operations within an annual budget, reports directly to the Board of Trustees, and leads to build upon the significant role the Athenaeum plays in the cultural life of San Diego.

    Officially incorporated as The Library Association of La Jolla in 1899, the organization evolved into what is now known as the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library. It is a vibrant and respected cultural institution and one of only seventeen membership libraries in the US. Several ambitious capital campaigns have united three historic buildings in La Jolla offering welcoming and accessible library/reading rooms, exhibition spaces, a music performance room, an art studio, and administrative offices. The Athenaeum expanded in 2016 with a second facility in the Logan Heights region of San Diego.  Called The Athenaeum Art Center, it houses a complete print studio; facilities for painting, drawing, and sculpture; and equipment for ceramics. Today the Athenaeum counts nearly 2,000 members, 100,000 visitors, and hosts 150 programs a year that include concerts of chamber music, jazz, and new music; art exhibitions; openings and receptions; lectures and courses; studio art instruction; school programs; and offerings for people of all ages.

    We are seeking an Executive Director who has:

    • a background in managing arts institutions with demonstrated broad interest and knowledge about music, art, and library resources.
    • experience as a strategic thinker yet is a “hands-on” leader who can motivate staff, volunteers, artists, and performers to produce high-quality programs while encouraging new ideas.
    • excellent communication and interpersonal skills with a passionate commitment to our goals and vision from facilities management to people management.
    • a commitment to the Athenaeum as a strong and enduring institution along with knowledge and connections with the San Diego arts community.
    • confidence and social skills to seize opportunities for meeting and socializing with the membership and the community at large for fundraising and development success.

    We are seeking an Executive Director who will:

    • review the organization and capacity of our staff to sustain smooth day-to-day operations and program activities.
    • successfully manage change and thoughtfully bring resolve, imagination, and enthusiasm to meet objectives with ongoing organizational improvements.
    • remain focused on accomplishing the Athenaeum's goals while realizing its values and vision.
    • be flexible with personal scheduling as required by the demands created by the Athenaeum's performance, lecture, event, and school calendars.
    • understand our unique role in the San Diego community and recognize and nourish that intangible spirit that continues to draw us and others to the Athenaeum.

    Salary range is $80,000 - $160,000 commensurate with qualifications and experience. 

    Please submit a cover letter and resume to careers@ljathenaeum.org.

    The Athenaeum is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and community resource. We believe diversity brings forth dimensions one could never imagine, equity is expected for all, inclusion is critical to our mission. We endeavor to create a space where everyone belongs.

  • 11 Jan 2022 4:23 PM | Samantha Ferris
    Site: Riversdale House Museum, Riverdale Park, MD
    Status: Part-Time (up to 30 hours per week, year-round)

    Compensation: $15-$17/hr
    To apply: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/mncppc?keywords=riversdale 

    Description

    The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, Prince George’s County Department of Parks and Recreation, Natural and Historical Resources Division is currently seeking a part-time year-round Museum Program Coordinator for the Riversdale House Museum located in Riverdale, MD.

    Riversdale House Museum, a circa 1801 National Historic Landmark, seeks a dynamic and creative education coordinator to join our team. Built for Henri J. Stier, Riversdale interprets life starting in early Federal America through the Civil War. Stier’s daughter, Rosalie and her husband, George Calvert, raised their family on the site which was operated through free labor by enslaved and indentured workers. Included in the interpretation is the story of Adam Francis Plummer, an enslaved man who lived and worked at Riversdale. Rich in primary sources, the Museum’s interpretation spans American, African American, women’s, state, and local histories highlighted in its programming, tours, and exhibitions. Today, the Museum is transforming its traditional narrative into one that is more inclusive, diverse, and relevant through the development of impactful interpretation that better connects with current and new audiences.

    Responsibilities are separated into two primary categories – educational and administrative. Riversdale House Museum employs a small team with many projects and responsibilities that are team-based, the candidate will often be delegated individual tasks. The successful candidate will be responsible for researching, creating, coordinating, implementing, and providing support for public programs, activities, special events, and exhibitions. The candidate will be able to work independently and satisfactorily complete these tasks and meet deadlines.  This position pays at a rate of $15.00/hr to $17.00/hr dependent on experience and qualifications.


    This candidate will support the Riversdale House Museum in upholding the four strategic pillars of the Natural and Historic Resources Division (NHRD).
    1. Enhance the Visitor Experience: Quality and Quantity
    2. Leave a Legacy: Transforming Education into Activism
    3. Strengthen Inclusivity, Diversity, and Belonging
    4. Act with Honesty, Integrity, Respect, and Trust
     Examples of Important Duties

    Educational Responsibilities:

    • Research, create, coordinate, implement, and provide support for history-based public programs, activities, special events, and exhibits.
    • Develop, write, and implement educational lesson plans for K-12 classrooms.
    • Develop and run workshops for educators, including teachers, professors, principals, and homeschool associations. 
    • Provide support to volunteer coordinator to run appropriate trainings for corps. 
    • Develop and implement Scout programming aligned with current badge requirements.

    Administrative Responsibilities:

    • Serve as front-line staff during museum open hours and special tours, providing tour introductions and guided tours on an as-needed basis.
    • Create interpretive and promotional materials, including flyers, press releases, website marketing and print materials, and maintain updated online and print calendars. 
    • Sell tickets, process payments and registrations, and take required training for point of sale software.
    • Schedule programs, meetings, field trips, and tours and communicate with various types of guests (renters, donors, visitors, families, colleagues, etc.) in a professional manner.
    • With staff, maintain administrative calendars and spreadsheets, schedule rental setups, and associated tasks.

    Candidate will:

    • Be a self-starter and able to multi-task. 
    • Possess excellent organizational and communication skills.
    • Learn the basic history of the site and complete formal docent training.
    • Be comfortable interacting with the public while serving as front line staff during open hours and special events. 
    • Be willing to perform other duties as assigned.
    Minimum Qualifications
    • Must be at least 21 years old with a valid government issued driver’s license. 
    • Completed or be enrolled in an undergraduate degree program. A major in history, education, museum education, museum studies, or a related field preferred.
    • Specialized knowledge and experience in 19th century U.S. History, African American History, African American Studies or Ethnic Studies desirable.
    • Familiarity with current federal and state curriculum guidelines, elementary education teaching methodologies, and ability to develop curriculum for education programming and conducting school field trips and other education-focused tours and workshops.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite. Proficiency in Adobe Creative Cloud a plus.
    • Bilingual abilities a plus.
    • Ability to lift 25 pounds and comfortably navigate stairs.
    • Ability to work outdoor events in a variety of weather conditions
    Supplemental Information
    • The position is part time, up to 30 hours a week, with some evenings and weekends required.
    • Position does not qualify for benefits.
    • A background investigation will be completed prior to hire.
    • Person(s) hired for this position must provide proof of being fully vaccinated for COVID-19 (with limited religious or medical exceptions).  
    COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY, EQUITY, ACCESSIBILITY & INCLUSION
    M-NCPPC is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, gender identity, age, class, sexuality, religion, ability, or national origin.


  • 07 Jan 2022 10:51 AM | Anonymous

    Position Description

    The Maryland Center for History and Culture (MCHC) seeks a dynamic team member to join our Museum Department as the Exhibition Specialist. Reporting to the Director of Collections, this position will serve as project manager for the robust exhibition schedule at MCHC, provide key services to exhibition installation and upkeep, and work closely with the Vice President of Collections and Interpretation on all exhibitions functions. Our new team member will not only help with exhibitions but also institutional collection management initiatives including an upcoming large-scale collection move.

    Responsibilities

    • Oversee the physical development of exhibitions including:
      • Setting and maintaining project schedules;
      • Coordinating and overseeing outside contractors including designers, fabricators, and art handlers;
      • Overseeing the physical installation process;
      • Coordinate photography;
      • Tracking exhibition activities in the collection management system, PastPerfect;
      • Organizing exhibition-related documents;
      • Maintaining the condition of exhibitions as needed;
      • Managing the exhibition budgets;
      • Maintaining adequate exhibition-related supplies;
    • Assist in Exhibition fabrication including:
      • Fabricating and mounting labels;
      • Assisting with graphics production as needed for installations;
      • Designing and installing all exhibition lighting;
      • Making mounts for installations, as needed;
      • Developing floor plans and elevations, as needed;
    • ·         Miscellaneous
    • o    Add metadata to digital objects for review;
    • o    Assist with imaging services and patron requests;
    • o   Art handling.

    Qualifications

    • ·         3+ years of experience in museum exhibitions;
    • ·         Excellent communication skills and knowledge of best practices for collections care;
    • ·         Strong knowledge of exhibition standards;
    • ·         Working knowledge of Past Perfect preferred;
    • ·         Experience with power tools preferred;
    • ·         Mount-making experience preferred;
    • ·         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 -42,000 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, resume with contacts of three professional supervisory references to jobs@mdhistory.org. Subject line: Exhibition Specialist. 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.


  • 06 Jan 2022 8:06 PM | Eric Moraczewski

    Position Title:  Director of Education and Programs

    Reports to: President and CEO

    Status: Full time regular

    Compensation: Salary, starting at Pay Range $60,000 - $65,000


    Organizational Description: 

    America’s Black Holocaust Museum was founded by Dr. James Cameron.  Dr. Cameron is one of few known survivors of lynching in American History.  His life experience and passion created ABHM with an interest in educating and sharing.  Today, ABHM promotes a space for reconciliation and healing in order to promote a more united community and an equitable world without racism.  Our vision is to honor the legacy of our founder, Dr. James Cameron, and the under-told stories of African Americans as an integral part of American history. America’s Black Holocaust Museum, an integrated physical and virtual experience, will continue to serve as a catalyst to educate and create space for reconciliation and healing. 

    Position Description:

    The Director of Education has a key role in the execution and evaluation of all education programs while supporting the implementation of strategies for program growth and scaling. Current plans and responsibilities are:


    • Develop and implement ABHM’s curriculum considering the central themes, goals, and mission of ABHM.

    • Develop curriculum to support learning through a variety of educational programs.

    • Develop the interpretive content of educational programs, events, and publications. 

    • Evaluate museum educational programs and seek opportunities for ABHM’s growth and change where necessary. 

    • Train staff and volunteers with information about ABHM and educational program offerings.

    • Guide tours for schools, corporate functions and more through the museum.

    • Collect program data and create various statistical summaries of educational programing to be used in reports and grant proposals.

    • Manage and actively participate in educational programs, event delivery, and evaluation. 

    • Plan and manage the budget of the Education Department.

    • Work collaboratively with the core Museum leadership staff in the planning and pursuit of long-term, Museum-wide initiatives.  

    • Collaborate with the Development Department in writing and overseeing grants in support of educational programs.

    • Collaborate with educational institutions to foster partnerships and promote student access to museum, both virtually and in-person.

    • Continue to work with core collaborators in the development and implementation of educational programs 

    • Serve, as needed, as exhibit content coordinator for installations in the permanent galleries and other public spaces.

    • Represent the Museum and the Education Department at community and professional meetings and conferences.

    • Communicate and attend meetings with external partners regarding program logistics.

    • Other duties related to ABHM’s education department as assigned.


    Position Requirements: 


    EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

    • Bachelor's degree in education or museum studies with an emphasis on education; background in black history or cultural studies.

    • 5 years of experience working with education or public programs in a museum setting.

    • 3 years of experience in a leadership role.

    • Experience with curriculum development and instructional pedagogy.

    • Strong interpersonal skills and proven ability to communicate well both orally and in written form with visitors and colleagues of different ages, interests, and backgrounds.

    • Knowledge of current museum and informal educational practices, as well as visitor studies.

    • Research, writing, editing, and information management skills.

    • Proven project planning, coordination, and evaluation skills.

    • Ability to work well within deadlines on multiple and varied projects simultaneously.



    Job description and responsibilities may change in the future with any updates to the museum.


    This position is a full-time 40 hr Exempt position.  Some teleworking will be authorized but subject to change in the future.  The workweek might be working from home 3 days a week and 2 days at the museum on a flexible schedule, and subject to change.  Some weekends are required for educational events and programs. 


    For consideration, email resume and cover letter as 1 PDF to: jobs@nmblstrategies.com

    Be sure to include the title of the position you are interested in with your letter.  Please have “[Your Last Name] – Director of Education and Programs” in the subject header for the email.  Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.  No telephone calls for position inquiries, please.   


    America’s Black Holocaust Museum is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity at all levels.



  • 06 Jan 2022 8:05 PM | Eric Moraczewski

    Position Title:  Director of Development 

    Reports to: President and CEO

    Status: Full time regular

    Compensation: Salary, Pay Range $70,000 - $80,000, contingent on experience


    Organizational Description: 

    America’s Black Holocaust Museum was founded by Dr. James Cameron.  Dr. Cameron is one of few known survivors of lynching in American History.  His life experience and passion created ABHM with an interest in educating and sharing.  Today, ABHM promotes a space for reconciliation and healing in order to promote a more united community and an equitable world without racism.  Our vision is to honor the legacy of our founder, Dr. James Cameron, and the under-told stories of African Americans as an integral part of American history. America’s Black Holocaust Museum, an integrated physical and virtual experience, will continue to serve as a catalyst to educate and create space for reconciliation and healing. 

    Position Description:

    The Development Manager reports to and participates with the CEO in the planning and implementation of the department’s strategic vision for fundraising efforts and the direct supervision for the Museum’s planned giving program for unrestricted/restricted support and endowed funds. This position is responsible for implementing initiatives to identify, cultivate and solicit new and existing donors to ensure a strong base of ongoing financial support, including oversight for individual major donors, planned giving, Capital Campaign operations, solicitations of foundations, high-end individuals and corporate donors. Lead and participate in the grant-writing activities of the Museum.


    Duties and responsibilities: 

    • Provide innovative, visionary and strategic operational planning and leadership for all Museum development activities.

    • Develop effective strategies for Corporate Membership relationship building to increase Corporate Membership

    • Forge relationships with donors to perpetuate their giving through planned gifts to ensure a growing base of support.

    • Identify, cultivate and successfully solicit major gifts from a diverse group of individuals, corporations and foundations. Ensure high-quality and appropriate stewardship of donors at all gift levels.

    • Work in coordination with the CEO, Board members, consultants and other staff on the solicitation and execution of the entire grant making process.

    • Inputs information and maintains donor software database maintenance to ensure accurate and up-to-date financial campaign reports and pledge tracking. 

    • Create, manage and monitor an annual development program budget and track progress through monthly and annual reports.

    • Manage and evaluate all processes and procedures related to prospect identification, donor engagement and stewardship activities, and contributions management. 

    • Lead, coordinate and participate in the grant-writing activities of the Museum along with the Development Consultant and Director of Education.



    EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

    • Bachelor’s degree required and a minimum of three years experience, preferably in a non-profit environment or related field.  Major Gifts and Corporate Membership experience preferred. 

    • Experience in a cultural or educational institution, or equivalent preferred, with a working knowledge of all areas within development, including major gifts, annual giving, membership, corporate and foundation giving, planned giving, campaigns and research. 

    • Experience raising funds throughout a large geographic region and/or nationwide. Specific knowledge of Milwaukee’s philanthropic landscape is a plus.

    • Ability to understand, extract and analyze data for effective prospect strategy and programmatic reporting and tracking.

    • Strong skills with prospect databases, MS Office suite, project management software, and similar apps and programs.

    • Exceptional planning and organizational skills. Results and detail-oriented with the ability to set and meet deadlines. Able to construct, articulate, implement and evaluate written development plans and budgets.

    OTHER QUALIFICATIONS: 

    • Commitment to diversity and a history of working effectively with all people irrespective of their economic status, ethnicity, gender, educational level or sexual orientation.

    • Flexible and adaptable work style with the ability to work nights and weekends, manage competing demands and work independently. 

    • Confident self-starter.

    • Energetic and skilled networker who enjoys community engagement, attending events and participating in activities to position the Museum for success.


    Job description and responsibilities may change in the future with any updates to the museum


    This position is a full time 40 hr Exempt position.  Some teleworking will be authorized but subject to change in the future.   The workweek might be working from home 3 days a week and 2 days at the museum on a flexible schedule, and subject to change. 


    For consideration, email resume and cover letter as 1 PDF to: jobs@nmblstrategies.com
    Be sure to include the title of the position you are interested in with your letter.  Please have “[Your Last Name] – Director of Development” in the subject header for the email.  Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.  No telephone calls for position inquiries, please.   


    America’s Black Holocaust Museum is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity at all levels.



  • 05 Jan 2022 11:03 AM | Jenny Stout

    Position: Manager, Tualatin Heritage Center 
    Location: Tualatin, Oregon

    We are looking for an individual who can enthusiastically help the Tualatin Historical Society to preserve, promote and interpret the rich and colorful history of Tualatin.  In your administrative role as manager of the Heritage Center you will need to:

    - Be the face of the Historical Society to the public; the community we serve including the City;  and other local organizations.  
    - Display competency on tools such as Word, PowerPoint, Publisher and feel comfortable to use and instruct other on the specifics of our audio-visual equipment 
    - Have a proven track record being self-directed while also balancing and prioritizing the support needs of board members, committee chair people and volunteers.  
    - Possess strong communication skills which will include: networking with the community; interfacing with the City; reaching out to members and volunteers; and generating routine communications both inside and outside the organization such as our quarterly newsletter. 

    Should we be fortunate, you would also:
    - Have experience working for or with another Non-profit organization.
    - Know something about our Tualatin community and its history
    - Enjoy designing, developing and deploying various fund raising efforts. 

    Position:  This is a part time salaried position.  You will work 20-25 hours per week.  The hours of the Heritage Center are 10-2 weekdays and occasionally there may be some evening or weekends.

    Salary:   The salary range is $22,000 to $25,000 per year paid every two weeks.  2 weeks paid vacation and paid holidays are included.  

    Timing:  While we are anxious to quickly fill this position, it’s more important to find the right fit and we are willing to work with you on a flexible start date early in 2022. 

    Please send your resume and letter of introduction to askabouthistory@gmail.com

    The Tualatin Historical Society is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

  • 20 Dec 2021 5:37 PM | Agnes Zach

    Title:  Executive Director

    Reports to:  Board of Directors

    Salary:  $107,500/year plus benefits

    Location:  Portland, Oregon

    Located on a bluff overlooking Portland, Oregon and surrounded by 46 acres of park land, Pittock Mansion is a place of beauty and historical significance.  Owned by the City of Portland, Pittock Mansion is operated as a historic house museum by thePittock Mansion Society, a 501(c)3 non-profit whose mission is “to inspire understanding and stewardship of Portland history through Pittock Mansion, its collections, and programs.”  Pittock Mansion and grounds are top destinations for locals and tourists alike, attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors each year.

    It is an exciting time of evolution and growth for Pittock Mansion. Our dedicated Board and outstanding staff share a commitment to broader and deeper community engagement and learning. The Executive Director will inspire new ways to understand the very real impact our history has on shaping Portland and the region of today.  They will invigorate and make relevant our mission to inspire understanding and stewardship of Portland’s history through Pittock Mansion, its collections and programs.

    The Executive Director will work with the Board and staff to maintain excellent museum operations, increase contributed income, foster relationships within the City of Portland, and lead our work in diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion.

    We seek:

    ·       A mission-driven individual with a passion for history, museums, and historic sites and for sharing them with broad, diverse audiences.

    ·       A creative, strategic thinker who will learn from Pittock Mansion’s accomplishments, assess its strengths and constraints, and help define and drive its next directions and goals.

    ·       A positive, solution-focused voice who will actively oversee museum operations, programs, financial management, and community engagement, and work with our Board of Directors to engage major donors.

    ·       A collaborative leader who will inspire the community and empower a team of skilled professionals in maintaining and evolving the museum, its collections, operations, programs, and relationships.

    We look forward to hearing from you!

    Find the full job description and application information at:

    https://wvdo-or.hiringthing.com/job/357384/executive-director-pittock-mansion.

    Application Deadline:  January 18, 2022.


  • 15 Dec 2021 4:37 PM | Laura Reed

    Old Independence Regional Museum 

    Batesville, AR

    $30,000/year

    Up to 30 hours/week, some nights and weekends required

    Closing Date: January 15, 2022

    Qualified applicants should email resume to laura@oirm.org with subject line Director Position

    Part-time director serves as a paid staff member at Old Independence Regional Museum. Position requires administrative, historical, communication, and financial skills. It also requires strong abilities to work with volunteers, staff members, and board members.

    Flexibility, ability to prioritize, willingness to work occasional evenings and weekends is required.

    RESPONSIBILITIES:

    - Write grants for programming projects and capital projects

    - Oversee day to day operations of the museum - Provide vision and leadership for expansion of the museum

    - Supervise paid staff and make evaluations and recommendations to the board - Manage public relations and marketing

    - Ensure that organization employs best practices in current historical methods

    - Ensure that institution operates in conformance with professional museum practices and legal standards

    - Maintain effective, cordial relationships with board of trustees

    - Work effectively with donors and other museum supporters

    -Institute and maintain collaborative relationships with related disciplines such as folklore, anthropology, regional and museum studies

    - Demonstrate knowledge of archival management methods and programs - Provide oversight of curatorial activities

    - Establish and maintain an effective working relationship with other museums and interpretive sites

    QUALIFICATIONS: - Graduate degree in history, business, or related discipline OR 3+ years' experience in similar position. 

    Excellent writing skills - Effective interpersonal and public speaking skills - Basic word processing skills - Flexibility - Outgoing - Social

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