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  • 24 Jan 2023 8:01 PM | Robin MacDonald (Administrator)

    Union Mills Homestead Foundation, Inc.  

    Executive Director Position  

    The Union Mills Homestead Foundation, Inc., founded in 1964, is dedicated to the preservation  and operation of the historic Union Mills Homestead and Grist Mill. As identified in recent  strategic planning, the Foundation’s vision is to be a leading historic site inspiring Americans  with authentic stories of determination and innovation of the Shriver family at Union Mills,  Maryland, illustrating the entrepreneurial spirit of American families. The Foundation is looking  for a new Executive Director to implement its strategic plan and achieve identified initiatives and  goals, maintaining a welcoming environment for visitors, volunteers, and staff.  

    The Foundation’s Executive Director provides organizational leadership and promotes the  Foundation’s mission to a wide range of stakeholders, both locally and regionally. S/he guides  outreach, collections stewardship, and site interpretation. Reporting to the Executive Committee  of the Board of Governors, the Executive Director is responsible for day-to-day management and  administration of the Foundation and its house and mill museum, continually assessing programs  and anticipating future challenges and opportunities. This individual must be an excellent  communicator, adaptable and willing to pitch in where needed. S/he must lead with respect,  cooperation, and innovation and work collaboratively with staff, volunteers, members, and other  stakeholders. A deep appreciation for history and historic preservation is essential.  


    1) Mission and Strategy: Work with the Board and staff to advance the Foundation’s mission  and see that it is fulfilled through its museum operations, educational programs, community  outreach, research, and communications.  

    Oversee and support the development and implementation of programs that carry out the  Foundation’s strategic plan.  

    Work closely with the Foundation’s educational, governmental, and museum partners.  Establish partnerships with community organizations to advance the Foundation’s mission.  Enhance the Foundation’s image and credibility by being active and visible in the community

    2) Financial Performance and Viability: Manage monetary resources to ensure the  Foundation’s financial health.  

    Propose an annual budget and provide the Board with regular financial statements that  accurately reflect the Foundation’s financial condition.  

    Provide fiscal management that anticipates operating within an approved budget, ensures  efficient resource utilization, and maintains the Foundation’s sound financial position.  Lead and participate in all fundraising and development activities, including grant writing and  fundraising events.  

    Maintain and expand the membership program.  

    Build relationships with current and potential major donors.  

    3) Government Relations: Work with relevant Government agencies to advocate for the  Foundation’s mission and coordinate support as required. 

    Maintain positive relationships with appointed and elected officials including Carroll County’s  Board of Commissioners and staff. 

    Serve as primary point of contact for communications with Carroll County. 

    4) Board Relations: Work with the Board to support effective governance and to achieve Board directed priorities.  

    Collaborate with the Board to ensure the Foundation remains focused on our identified  mission, vision, and values and priorities established in the strategic plan.  

    Communicate effectively with the Board and provide it with the information necessary to  make informed decisions.  

    Participate regularly with Executive Committee and other committees as ex officio member.  Adhere to established policies and procedures/update Board Handbook and Staff Manual as  appropriate.  

    Undertake duties beyond those listed, as assigned by the Board.  

    5) Museum Operations: Oversee nonfinancial resources to ensure successful ongoing  operations of the Union Mills Homestead.  

    Hire, supervise, and retain competent, qualified staff.  

    Oversee house and mill museum operations, including items concerning building  maintenance, museum collections, marketing, and historical interpretation.  

    Oversee all personnel associated with the Foundation and its operations, including paid staff,  volunteers, cleaning personnel, and persons under contract for specific projects.  Serve as spokesperson and chief advocate for the Foundation, directing community outreach.  Effectively monitor and maintain physical plant and equipment, including the historic  structures and any other physical assets.  

    Serve as park manager for the Union Mills Homestead Park, controlling usage and  coordinating support as required with Carroll County Government.  


    A Bachelor’s degree, Master’s preferred, in relevant field(s) (such as museum studies/  education, history, nonprofit/business administration), with museum background a plus.  Ideally ten or more years professional experience, including five or more years relevant  management experience.  

    Experience with nonprofit governing boards, volunteer management and/or membership  organizations.  

    Transparent and high integrity leadership with a strong and energetic work ethic.  Financial management skills, including budget preparation, analysis, decision making and  reporting.  

    Solid organizational abilities, including planning, delegating, program development and task  facilitation.  

    Strong written, oral, and public speaking communication skills and the ability to envision and  convey the Foundation’s mission and strategic plan to staff, board, volunteers, donors and the  broader community, including local and state government.  

    Excellent member relationship skills and understanding of the funding community.  Willingness to handle new challenges and tasks.  

    Ability to oversee and work collaboratively with staff in a respectful team environment.  Tech skills appropriate to position (Microsoft Office/Wordpress/PastPerfect or equivalent) Availability and willingness to keep a flexible schedule, including some evenings/weekends.  

    This full-time job offers a flexible work schedule and competitive compensation ($55,000 salary  plus a tax-free allowance for health insurance). Applicants should send a cover letter and resume  to by February 10, 2023.

  • 17 Jan 2023 1:35 PM | Lake Champlain Maritime Museum

    Job Description

    Lake Champlain Maritime Museum is looking for a counselor to join our Summer Camp team!  Our camps cover a wide variety of topics, from fishing to metal work, archaeology to watershed science, and snorkeling. If you are interested in any of those topics, this position would be a great fit for you! However, only a love of working with kids and contagious teaching energy are required. You must be motivated and able to work on a team as well as on your own.  The counselor will be responsible for implementing hands-on, experientially-oriented programming in coordination with the Education Programs Manager.  Work may include physically demanding tasks like canoeing, carrying supplies, hiking, snorkeling, life-guarding, and heavy lifting.  On and in-water experience is required.  This is a high-energy program where counselors spend their days working and teaching in a unique and mostly outdoor environment.  Last, but not least, it is the camp counselor’s responsibility to assure campers stay safe while having awesome and life-enriching experiences.

    At Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, we are committed to using our skills as historians, archaeologists, and educators to help make systemic change in our work and in the museum field. As part of this, we have spent the past two years working to remove barriers to access and pursuing new research projects that shine a light on untold stories of women and people of color in the Champlain Valley. Yet, we recognize that there is more work to do to create space, challenge bias, and dismantle systems that reinforce inequality. This position will play a critical role in ensuring that our internal systems and management reflect our commitment to justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion. We are committed to improving our experience with the Museum for all people who work with us and connect with us and are looking for a candidate who is excited to join us in this important work.


    • Maturity, leadership, responsibility, patience, dependability, integrity, common sense, good judgment, positive attitude, and timeliness
    • Comfortable in and on the water
    • Ability to effectively manage and organize students
    • Communication, decision-making, and program planning skills
    • Experience as a camp counselor, program leader, or classroom teacher
    • Experience or strong interest in history, snorkeling, archaeology, ecology, fishing, or metal work
    • Lifeguard certification, CPR/AED, and First Aid or willingness to complete certification prior to start date
    • Strong interpersonal and collaborative team skills
    • An interest and commitment to DEI/representative work in museums
    • A commitment to collaboration and an enthusiasm for Lake Champlain, its history, and its future

    Candidates must have a valid driver’s license, reliable personal transportation, and no excessive conflicting commitments including travel, work at other jobs, or other non-emergency leave of absence. If hired, candidate must pass a government background check prior to working with students alone.


    • Teach a variety of programs to students ages 6-12
    • Work closely with your fellow instructor to plan, develop, and implement activities
    • Use time constructively and be prepared to fill time when program plans change
    • Follow the Museum’s policies both on and off the water
    • Implement safety plans and maintain campus and off-site safety at all times
    • Maintain equipment and storage areas
    • Be a great leader and role model for students

    This position will include onsite, offsite, and on water work. Work outside will occur in all weather conditions.

    How to Apply

    Send your resumé, cover letter, and three references to with the subject line “Camp Counselor Job Application.” Applications will be open until the position is filled, and the targeted start date for the position is May 2023.

    Equal Opportunity Employment

    Lake Champlain Maritime Museum provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

  • 17 Jan 2023 1:34 PM | Lake Champlain Maritime Museum

    Job Description

    Lake Champlain Maritime Museum is in search of qualified on-water trip leaders for their summer teen expedition programs.

    The summer is broken into three separate expeditions. The first called Champlain Discovery is a five-week program where teens ages 13-16 build 17’ sea kayaks and embark on a two-week expedition on Lake Champlain in the kayaks they built. The boatbuilding portion of Champlain Discovery is a day program that runs five days a week followed by the expedition. Trip leaders are responsible for student management during the building portion and will work with experienced boatbuilders. Not all participants of the boat building program choose to attend the expedition. Followed by Champlain Discovery are two one-week long expeditions. Expedition Champlain is a one-week rowing expedition and Sail Champlain is a one-week sailing expedition. Training in the rowing boats will be provided prior to embarking on the rowing expedition. Trip leaders for the sailing expedition will be selected based on sailing experience. Check out the Museum’s website for more information about the teen expeditions:

    Job Schedule Overview

    • Kayak Building day program: June 19-July 7 (off July 4)
    • Champlain Discovery kayak expedition: July 9-23
    • Expedition Champlain rowing expedition: July 30-August 6
    • Sail Champlain whaleboat expedition: August 13-20
    • Based on trip leader availability, there will be several days of training prior to the expedition season. More information will be available in the spring
    • Trip leaders will have evenings and weekends off during the kayak building portion of Champlain Discovery, as well as several days off in between expeditions. The dates listed above are program dates only and do not include preparation and post days.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Ensure the emotional and physical safety of all participants while on trail.
    • Work with your co leader to make route and activity choices that will best serve the needs of your group and the current conditions.
    • Regularly communicate your route and any deviations from it to the Expeditionary Programs Manager
    • Work with your co leader to guide the healthy development of your group so that all participants are challenged and given the opportunity to grow.
    • Create an open and welcoming environment for all participants.
    • Establish a healthy and communicative relationship with your co-leader.


    • Current WFA or WFR certificate (WFR preferred)
    • Experience with kayak or other on-water trip leading and managing group dynamics
      • Sailing experience is preferred but not necessary to apply
    • Enthusiasm, flexibility, positive energy, and a desire to work with teenagers is essential
    • An understanding of how to create a physically and emotionally safe group environment
    • It is not necessary to be a boat-builder or woodworker, just a willingness learn and engage participants

    Working Conditions

    This position includes onsite, offsite, and on-water work. Work outside will occur in all weather conditions and includes evening and weekend hours.

    Physical Requirements

    • Must be able to stand and walk on uneven ground and dock surfaces for extended periods of time and
    • Must be able to lift/haul +50 pounds. 
    • Strong swimming skills required


    Expedition days are paid per diem (daily) between $130 and $160. This also includes all meals and camping fees while on the expedition. During preparation days, trip leaders will be paid hourly between $16 and $18 per hour. Pay rates will be decided based on experience. The Museum offers camping and running water to trip leaders on off days between expeditions. Camping is also available to staff during the kayak building portion of Champlain Discovery.

    How to Apply

    To apply, please email a resume, cover letter, and three references to Rebecca Burns, Expeditionary Programs Manager at

    Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until all positions have been filled. Three trip leaders will be hired for the summer 2023 season. Offer letters will be sent as early as late January 2023. 

    Equal Opportunity Employment

    Lake Champlain Maritime Museum provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

  • 16 Jan 2023 2:22 PM | Aura Newlin

    The Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation seeks an Executive Director to implement the strategic mission of the Foundation, manage the day-to-day operations of the Interpretive Center, recruit and manage staff, serve as the Foundation’s primary spokesperson for public engagement, and lead the Foundation’s scholarly and public service initiatives. This is the key leadership role for our rapidly growing organization.


    • Strategic leadership: Works closely with the Board of Directors to guide and implement the Foundation’s strategic vision. Identifies new opportunities for growth and collaboration in line with the Foundation’s mission and scope. Oversees the development and operations of the new Mineta-Simpson Institute.
    • Museum operations: Oversees the Interpretive Center’s facilities, day-to-day operations, and visitor experience. Ensures the timely planning, development, and execution of exhibits and educational program offerings. Oversees the preservation, acquisition, and deaccessioning of the Interpretive Center’s collections. Manages and leads a multi-faceted team of staff, consultants, and contractors. Develops the organizational culture and fosters a collaborative and inclusive work environment.
    • Site development: Oversees the planning and development of site infrastructure, including new and ongoing construction and maintenance for the Interpretive Center, the Mineta-Simpson Institute, and historic/interpretive structures on the property (i.e., root cellar, barrack, hospital buildings, administrative buildings, military honor roll and memorial, and interpretive walking trail). Identifies new opportunities and acquisitions for the historic site.
    • Fundraising and financial management: Oversees all financial and accounting functions to protect the Foundation’s assets and financial stability. Makes financial recommendations as needed and maintains budgeting records and reports. Identifies fundraising prospects and manages fund development strategies.
    • Public relations: Serves as the primary spokesperson for and face of the Foundation. Cultivates and strengthens relationships with relevant local, state, national, and international partners.
    • Develops and implements a communications plan that includes oversight of website content, social media presence, media relations, and print materials.


    • Bachelor’s degree or professional equivalent in museum studies, anthropology, history, sociology, public administration, nonprofit management, historic preservation, or a related field required. Advanced degree preferred.
    • At least five years of experience working in a museum, historic site, nonprofit organization, educational institution, or similar setting
    • Ability to provide strong leadership, vision, and strategic direction
    • Knowledge of standards and best practices for museums, nonprofits, or similar organizations
    • Familiarity with and understanding of the Japanese American incarceration experience
    • Ability to recruit, develop, evaluate and retain a highly qualified staff
    • Strong management skills, including an ability to manage an annual operating budget
    • Demonstrated success in fundraising and donor development
    • Ability to cultivate effective working relationships with stakeholders and diverse audiences, including membership, community groups, schools, government, private and civic organizations
    • Excellent writing, interpersonal, and public speaking skills
    • Excellent planning, time management, and multi-tasking skills

    JOB TYPE: Onsite, full-time

    TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS: The position may require up to 10% of local, regional and/or national travel.

    SALARY RANGE: $85,000 to $115,000, commensurate with experience and qualifications. Competitive benefits package.


    Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to Lia Nitake at no later than February 15, 2023.

  • 05 Jan 2023 12:07 PM | Carolyn Farrar




    TITLE: Executive Director, The Springfield                   WORKSITE: 1440 Monument Ave.   

    And Central Illinois African American History                                        Springfield, IL 62702   

     Museum                                                                                              (217) 391-6323                                                                                  

    OPENING DATE: January 5, 2023                               CLOSING DATE: March 31, 2023

    REPORTS TO: Board of Directors with management by Board President   

    EMPLOYMENT CLASSIFICATION: Exempt, Full-Time, 40-Hour Work week    

      Please Note: This position is funded by a 3-year grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The Museum plans to continue to provide funding for this position beyond the grant period.   


    The Executive Director is responsible for leading and managing strategy execution, administration, operations, and programs of the Springfield and Central Illinois African American History Museum (AAHM). The Executive Director works with the Board of Directors to fulfill the museum’s mission and manages the daily operations of business and administrative functions which includes program development and execution, financial performance management, customer and partner relationships, technology, and legal affairs. Develop and oversee strategies for increasing funding base and resources of the Museum. Additionally, the Executive Director provides supportive leadership to the Board President and Board of Directors.   

    Provide mission-focused vision and conceptual leadership to the Museum.                                                                    Direct and administer the Museum (operations, collections, registration, exhibitions, and educational programs).   

    Hands-on participation in the development of informal learning opportunities, such as exhibits and programs. 

    Represent the Museum to, peer institutions, City officials, the community, professional peers, media, etc., models ideals of diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion as consistent within the museum field at large.   


    The mission of the AAHM is to tell authentic stories about African American life in Springfield and Central Illinois through exhibitions, education, collections, and programs to preserve, interpret and celebrate African American history and culture. By celebrating the contributions of Illinois African Americans, both the famous and the virtually unknown, the museum is placing the African American journey squarely at the heart of our state and national history. The

    Springfield and Central Illinois African American History Museum (AAHM) provides and supports many programs and projects on African American history and culture in Springfield and Central Illinois. Until the African American History Foundation (established in 2006) established AAHM (2012) there was not a central place or organization that showcased the African American experience in central Illinois. The Museum contains professionally researched exhibits and has a library of over 400 books on African American history and culture. It is used for research by adults and students. The AAHM is a partner with the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum (ALPLM), Illinois State Museum (ISM) and the National Park Service. Over the past 9 years, the Museum has provided exhibits on many aspects of the African American experience. The Museum has sponsored the traveling exhibit of the Tuskegee Airmen Red Tails; the traveling exhibits from the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City, MO, Beisbol and is currently exhibiting the   

    Springfield 1908 Race Riot, with plans to add an interactive kiosk to make that event into ‘relevant history for today”. The Museum also sponsors and hosts book signings, dramatic performances, and educational lectures. The museum has recently received a state grant to expand and renovate the museum. Museum website  


    The museum is located in the historical district of Springfield which is the state capital and Lincoln’s hometown. The city has 117,000 residents and is the hub of state government.   


           Direct and assume accountability for all Museum operations.    

           Supervise staff and oversee Museum’s role in personnel matters (position requests, position descriptions, searches, hiring, payroll, evaluations, terminations).   

           Provide a work environment that embraces principles of diversity, equity, access, and inclusion, and such that staff /volunteers may execute their duties and obligations effectively.   

           Oversee implementation of the Museum Strategic Plan.   

           Write and administer grants for Museum operations and programs.   

           Responsible for maintaining operational premises, interacting with Facilities Management and other City offices to report deficiencies, assure repairs and maintenance, monitor custodial standards and conservation environment, de-infest, and manage emergencies (City owns the museum building).   

           Assure premises comply with ADA protocols and promote the safety of guests. Assure the readiness of premises and staff for emergency and recovery operations.   

           Maintain and monitor secure access protocols with City Police, and Facilities Management.   

           Negotiate and oversee program and loan contracts with peer institutions (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum and IL State Museum).   

           Maintain relations with vendors of professional museum services, such as contractors, preparators, and conservators.   

           Other duties as assigned.     

    Required Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:   

           Familiar with American Alliance of Museums (AAM) standards and best practices in all museum disciplines (collections management, collections care and conservation issues, educational programming, exhibition design, curation and connoisseurship, risks management, disaster recovery, promotion, and marketing as it applies to museums).   

           Familiar with relevant state and federal regulations for nonprofits.   

           Knowledge of small business management, budgeting, principles, and practices of organizational management.   

           Knowledge of national conversations regarding diversity, equity, access, and inclusion as well as commitment to these principles.   


    Preferred Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:   

           Knowledge of effective STEM/STEAM educational methodologies and other informal learning practices.   

           Ability to review and draft museum contracts to ensure that (a) the Museum’s interests are provided for and (b) contract language is in keeping with museum best practices and standards in the field.   

           Write and administer grants for the museum operations and programs.   

           Negotiate and oversee program and loan contracts with peer institutions (ALPLM and IL State Museum).   

           Develop and oversee strategies for increasing funding base and resources of the museum.   

           Ability to plan and administer museum programs.   

           Ability to develop museum exhibits and supervise others in the development of exhibits.   



    Minimum Required Education and Work Experience:   


    A Bachelor’s Degree in African American History, Museum Studies, History, Sociology, Anthropology, Public Relations, or Business Administration.

    One-year supervisory experience.   

    Preferred Education and Work Experience:   

    An earned master’s degree in African American History, Museum Studies, Anthropology, History, Sociology, or a related field. Demonstrated interest in and understanding of operations of small museums and public interpretation of African American History.   

    Three (3) years supervisory/administrative experience.   


    General Days/Hours: Tuesday-Saturday   

    9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.- 40-hour work week; occasional weekend or evening as per programming needs; reliable attendance.   Salary- $60,000 per year   

    TO APPLY by March 31, 2023:   

    Submit the following via email to , Subject: AAHM Executive Director Position

    (Position will remain open until filled)   

           A cover letter explaining your interest and qualifications for the position.   

           A detailed resume, or curriculum vita.   

           Three professional references with contact information (the search committee will contact references for final candidates).   


  • 03 Jan 2023 12:17 PM | Julianne Snider

    The Earth and Mineral Sciences Museum & Art Gallery is seeking a graduate student for a 24-week paid internship. This successful candidate will work 40 hours per week. This is a graduate student internship focusing on museum collections management.

    The Earth and Mineral Sciences Museum & Art Gallery is comprised of an exhibition gallery on the campus of Penn State University Park plus the EMS Museum Center for Education, Research, and Collections (CERC) off campus. There will be opportunities to work in both locations with the majority of the project tasks taking place at CERC in collections storage rooms and curation office.

    The Collections Management Intern will work closely with the EMS Museum Collections Manager to conduct detailed inventories of collections in storage and on exhibit, confirm object location accuracy, identify object housing and storage needs, create digital images of objects as needed, and create or update collections management database records. There will be opportunities for the Collections Management Intern to work with other EMS Museum personnel and assist with exhibit development and installation, special events, gallery tours, and other museum events and activities.

    This internship will provide hands-on experience with care, planning, and preventive conservation strategies required for handling and preserving museum objects comprised of different material types. The EMS Museum’s collections include earth materials (rocks, minerals, fossils, industrial by-products), mid-century industrial art (paintings, works on paper, sculpture), and historic scientific equipment and tools of research and education.


    ·         Current enrollment in a graduate program of Museum Studies, Museum Science, Archives Management, Industrial History, or other relevant fields of study

    ·         Strong interest in museum collections management and care, data management, and inventory control

    ·         Ability to conduct research relating to natural history and industrial heritage using print and online sources

    ·         Basic computer skills and understanding of the purpose and use of collections management databases

    ·         Ability to use digital photographic equipment to produce quality images for collections records

    ·         Ability to lift and move up to 40 lbs., sit or stand for extended periods, maintain attention to detail for prolonged periods, read cursive writing, and write legibly.

    Compensation: $18.00/hour

    To apply:

    For more information contact:

    ·         Patti Wood Finkle, EMS Museum & Art Gallery Collections Manager: (814) 863-6017;

    ·         or, Julianne Snider, EMS Museum & Art Gallery Director:

    The Pennsylvania State University is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and sustainability in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusion that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity in society and nature, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusion as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission.

  • 22 Dec 2022 5:43 PM | Melissa Ziobro

    New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial Foundation

    Seeks An Executive Director

    The New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial Foundation ( is a private, non-profit organization committed to sharing the experiences of the Vietnam War Era and its enduring legacy with future generations.

    Our Memorial recognizes the valor of New Jersey’s veterans and the sacrifices of their families and communities. Our Museum encourages learning by exploring the whole of the Vietnam War Era through inclusive and objective exhibitions and programming.

    Our vision is to grow into a world-class Center of Excellence regarding the Vietnam War Era. Our values include relevance, inclusivity, transparency, and professionalism.


    The Executive Director reports to the Executive Committee of the board of trustees. This person is responsible for the overall administration of the Foundation and plays a key role in development and fundraising, programming, education, and outreach. A Strategic Plan has been developed to serve as the guideline for the Foundation’s immediate future endeavors. Priorities include:

    • Development and Fundraising
    • Oversee the fundraising plan to ensure the fiscal strength of the Foundation to support ongoing operations and the strategic plan. Strengthen relationships with current donors and maximize existing fundraising events. Cultivate new donors to broaden the Foundation’s donor base across the country. Close leads brought to the Foundation by the board and other stakeholders. Nurture key state contacts to assure annual state funding occurs.
    • Outreach
    • Advance the Foundation’s public profile through deepened relationships with national, state, and local officials, the business community, national peer organizations, and the public at large. Prioritize and develop collaborative partnerships with national and local community leaders, historians, educators, and others who can advance the work of the Foundation. Seek out and engage in public relations opportunities, especially those that help increase exposure of the Foundation on the national level in order to implement the strategic plan. Attend and present at relevant conferences and industry meetings.
    • Leadership
    • Lead, manage, and inspire staff and volunteers. Facilitate problem-solving, ideation, and out-of-the-box thinking, drawing on talents across the Foundation. Assess staffing needs and organizational functions to optimize the mission and all operations. Create a professional work environment by adherence to sound human resource practices, utilization of best business practices, professional development, and a collaborative work ethic. Define roles/responsibilities and provide coaching and constructive feedback. Guide and promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace. Coordinate and assure good stewardship of the Foundation’s resources. Oversee ceremonies and major events at the Memorial/Museum to include identifying speakers/honorees and managing logistics.
    • National Center of Excellence Initiative
    • Working with staff, reimagine and revitalize the Museum’s educational and curatorial efforts in order to become the nationally recognized Center of Excellence regarding the Vietnam War Era. Encourage and support the development of new relationships and partnerships on the national level. Seek national figures to honor/speak at the Foundation’s events throughout the year.
    • Board Engagement
    • Collaborate and partner with the board chair and executive committee on matters involving the Foundation’s mission. Provide the board with quality and timely information necessary to implement the goals as established by the board with emphasis on accountability and transparency. Help identify and attract board candidates.
    • Financial Stewardship
    • Create an annual budget in partnership with the Foundation’s treasurer, the finance committee, and staff. Oversee financial and accounting functions. Manage and report on accounts, tax filings, and other financial details. Ensure that the technology used by the Foundation is appropriate and secure for the mission.


    1.       Previous experience as an Executive or Managing Director with proven fundraising skills, including major gifts, foundation and government grants, and corporate sponsorships.
    2.       Exceptional communication skills, both verbal and written.
    3.       Confident, congenial, socially comfortable personality required to build relationships with a variety of constituents, including key donors, government officials and volunteers.
    4.       Experience collaborating with, and motivating and engaging, a volunteer board of trustees.
    5.       Ability to effectively motivate and manage a staff, both internal and outsourced, plus volunteers.
    6.       Creative approach to programming and problem solving.
    7.       Ability to simultaneously manage competing priorities.
    8.       Commitment to support and promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace.
    9.       Computer literate, to include QuickBooks, Donor Perfect, grant systems, financial spreadsheets and website development.

    Work Environment and Location

    The Foundation’s Memorial, Museum, and offices are in Holmdel, NJ, at Exit 116 on the Garden State Parkway. The Executive Director is expected to work regularly in the office with staff when not offsite engaging with donors, partners, etc. Light travel is required as well as occasional evenings and weekends for exhibits and events.

    The New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial Foundation is committed to creating a diverse environment and is an equal opportunity employer.

    Salary Range

    $115,000 - $150,00, commensurate with experience. Salary and benefits to be discussed during the interview.

    Submit cover letter and CV via email to by December 30th, 2022.

  • 16 Dec 2022 3:17 PM | Mark Sutherland

    The Historic Sites of the Morris County Park Commission, seek an Education Assistant for its Historic Speedwell site, located in Morristown, NJ and its Cooper Gristmill site, located in Chester, NJ. Historic Speedwell, known as the “Birthplace of the Telegraph” is a National Landmark Historic site. The Cooper Gristmill is a working late 19th century mill powered by water. Under the supervision of the Senior Historical Program Specialist, the Education Assistant will develop, present, and evaluate educational programs at Historic Speedwell and Cooper Gristmill for the benefit and enjoyment of a variety of audiences. Essential `functions include: development and implementation of a variety of programs related to the site, site interpretation for visiting groups and the general public, and general office duties related to the position. The candidate should be a graduate of a college of recognized standing with a major program of study in history, education, American studies, museum studies, or a related field; work towards an advanced degree preferred. The candidate should have enthusiasm and energy for working with the public/working with groups of all ages. This is a year-round, part-time position and is limited to 28 hours per week. The salary is $18.00/hour. The chosen candidate must be able to work Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, April through October, weekdays and some weekend days November through March, and other dates as assigned. Candidate must be a resident of the State of New Jersey at the start of the position. To apply, please send resume, cover letter, and three references to The Morris County Park Commission is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

  • 15 Dec 2022 4:26 PM | Anonymous

    Position: Museum Assistant

    Location: 5055 Hope Road. Vale, NC 28168 

    Compensation: $30,000 with benefits (Healthcare coverage and simple IRA retirement with a company match of up to 3%)

    Work Schedule: Monday to Friday, 8:45 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Some travel and overnights associated with events, training, or seminars may be required. 

    About Hart Square Foundation

    Hart Square Village is the nation’s largest collection of historic log cabins in the United States. These pioneer structures range from 1760 to 1880 and are furnished authentically with early American antiques. The Hart family donated the collection, contents, and land recently, with the Foundation just completing a 3.5 million dollar capital campaign to build a 16,000 square foot education center for teaching traditional American crafts and trades, curating historic programming, and more. 

    Diversity Statement

    We strive to cultivate an inclusive environment that is open, welcoming, and supportive of individuals of all backgrounds. We recognize that the history we preserve is diverse and strive to celebrate that in the workplace.


    Hart Square Foundation preserves the log structures, trades, and culture housed at Hart Square Village. Through preservation and sharing, the foundation inspires the ingenuity, resourcefulness, and resilience of our pioneer ancestors.

    General Function

    Oversee the administrative processes of Hart Square Foundation, including organizational and clerical support tasks and managing venue rentals.

    Essential Duties

    • Customer Service

      • Welcome guests and screen access to the main office

      • Serve as point of contact for members who are onsite

      • Answer phone calls and monitor voicemail/text messages on the office line

      • Respond to customer service emails and web form inquiries, forwarding inquiries to the appropriate staff member

      • Operate a small gift shop at the check-in table

    • Office Management

      • Open and the Education Center daily

      • Manage the office calendar

      • Oversee building cleanliness and schedule janitorial service

      • Maintain an inventory and order office and janitorial supplies

      • Maintain files and cleanliness of databases (Google Drive, Altru, Asana)

      • Maintain inventory of gift shop merchandise

      • Ship all online gift shop orders

    • Development Assistance

      • Manage updates to constituent database and constant contact mailing list

      • Manage gift acknowledgement process to include gift entry and producing donor and membership letters

      • Print and mail membership cards and membership renewal correspondence

      • Produce reports as requested by Development Director  

      • Assist with special events, prospect research, and monitoring local news outlets

    • Venue Rental

      • Respond to venue rental inquiries

      • Issue contracts, collect deposits/final payments, and schedule venue meetings.

      • Meet with clients to determine layouts, vendors, set up/rehearsal times, and to establish appropriate expectations.

      • Schedule venue staff for all private events

      • Schedule linen cleaning, venue cleaning, and venue set-up

      • Maintain inventory of venue supplies

    • All other duties as assigned


    • Minimum three years of experience in a related field

    • High school diploma

    • Commitment to the mission and values of the organization

    • Experience working with the public

    • Must have a valid driver’s license

    • Must be able to lift 50 pounds

  • 22 Nov 2022 5:10 PM | Ryan Schwartz

    First State Heritage Park is Delaware’s first urban park without boundaries, nestled in the heart of historic downtown Dover. Centering on the capital’s historic Green and Legislative Hall, FSHP shares the stories of remarkable Delawareans and innovative governance in the First State. Guests are invited to immerse themselves in Delawarean history through experiences facilitated by historical interpreters, each dressed head-to-toe in authentic garb reflective of the state’s revolutionary heritage.

    The Historical Interpreter is a year-round, part-time position responsible for facilitating quality guest experiences, from conducting interpretive programs that enhance historic consciousness, to fostering affinity for the cultural and natural resources stewarded by Delaware State Parks, and providing exemplary customer service.  This position will also have the opportunity to craft interpretive programs, participate in authentic living history events, and perform in specialized First-Person character encounters.  Applicants must be available to work weekends, evenings and holidays as scheduled.

    Compensation for this position begins at $14.00 per hour.  State benefits are not available for this posting.  Please see the attached link for further details.  Applications MUST be submitted by December 28, 2022 via the Delaware Jobs website at the link below.

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