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  • 29 Mar 2023 11:47 AM | Becky LaBarre

    Buildings & Grounds Representative I

    Part-Time, 28 Hours per week – $14 per hour


    JOB OPPORTUNITY

    Position Title: Buildings and Grounds Representative I

    Part-Time, Year-round: 28 hours per week; typical schedule 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Monday-Thursday and Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., year-round; occasional nights and weekends as programming requires. Subject to change based on institutional needs.

    Hourly Wage: Non-exempt, $14.00 per hour.

    Reports: Reports to Manager of Buildings and Grounds with input from Executive Director

    Benefits: N/A

    Renfrew Museum and Park, a historic Pennsylvania German farmstead located in Waynesboro, Pennsylvania is celebrating its 48th year of operation! This established and rapidly growing institution, sited on 107 acres of scenic land nestled along the east branch of Antietam Creek, is deeply committed to offering visitors great experiences as it realizes its vision to be a welcoming and memorable destination where everyone can walk back in time. Renfrew is currently seeking a dynamic individual with a diverse skillset for an exciting position on its staff. The Buildings and Grounds Representative I (BGR-1) reports to the Manager of Buildings and Grounds. The BGR-1 ensures a positive and welcoming Museum experience and environment for guests, and is responsible for helping make the most of their visit when experiencing our historic buildings, grounds and gardens, authentic collections, exhibits, programs, and events. This role will primarily be responsible for assuring the overall pristine appearance of the museum and park by applying sound ground maintenance and proper care of turf, historic and non-historic landscapes, trees, roads, fences, walks, forest paths, waterways, and property lines. Also assists with the maintenance and preservation of historic and non-historic structures throughout the park.

    VIEW FULL JOB DESCRIPTION

    HOW TO APPLY

    Please send resume and cover letter with three (3) professional references by 4:00pm on Tuesday, April 18, 2023 to:

    Becky LaBarre, Executive Director

    By Email: info@renfrewmuseum.org

    Mailing Address:1010 E. Main Street ∙ Waynesboro, PA 17268


  • 28 Mar 2023 7:56 PM | Hannah Weisman
    • About Berkeley

      At the University of California, Berkeley, we are committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome and included. Our culture of openness, freedom and belonging make it a special place for students, faculty and staff.

      The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world’s leading institutions of higher education, distinguished by its combination of internationally recognized academic and research excellence; the transformative opportunity it provides to a large and diverse student body; its public mission and commitment to equity and social justice; and its roots in the California experience, animated by such values as innovation, questioning the status quo, and respect for the environment and nature. Since its founding in 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world.

      We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at Berkeley, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position at Berkeley, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our Guiding Values and Principles, our Principles of Community, and our Strategic Plan.

      At UC Berkeley, we believe that learning is a fundamental part of working, and our goal is for everyone on the Berkeley campus to feel supported and equipped to realize their full potential. We actively support this by providing all of our staff employees with at least 80 hours (10 days) of paid time per year to engage in professional development activities. To find out more about how you can grow your career at UC Berkeley, visit grow.berkeley.edu.

      Departmental Overview

      As one of the preeminent Jewish collections in the world, The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life provides accessible resources to scholars, students, and visitors. Its remarkably diverse archive, library and museum holdings include art, objects, texts, music, and historical documents about Jews in the Global Diaspora including the American West.

      The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life is a research unit and museum located at 2121 Allston Way. In order to create exhibitions and appropriately care for its collections, The Magnes requires the skills of a professional preparator who can project-manage workflows for exhibitions, prepare materials from the museum's permanent collection for storage and display, and maintain exhibitions.

      Application Review Date

      The First Review Date for this job is: 04/07/2023.

      Responsibilities

      • Works collaboratively with Curator, Associate Curator, and contracted exhibition professionals (e.g. designers, art handlers) to design, fabricate, and install exhibitions, including exhibition furniture and objects for display.
      • Prepares surfaces for installation of artifacts; designs and fabricates mounts for objects and installs objects for exhibition using the mounts.
      • Incorporates principles of universal design when designing and fabricating exhibitions and exhibition components.
      • Translates curatorial and educational requirements into permanent and temporary exhibitions.
      • Develops concepts and designs for exhibitions and other museum projects.
      • Develops renderings, scale models, lighting plans, signage, and arrangement of objects consistent with the requirements of the Registrar or Curator.
      • Responsible for managing project workflows for all exhibition projects.
      • Adheres to budgets for exhibitions and the upkeep of the Preparation Shop, ensuring that expenditures are within agreed upon budgetary limits.
      • Maintains Preparation Shop.
      • Builds specialized collection processing and exhibition furniture in consultation with Registrar and Curator.
      • Prepares onsite and incoming artworks and artifacts for storage.
      • Ensures museum collections are housed in appropriate enclosures and stores them securely in collections storage.
      • Directs contracted exhibition staff (e.g. designers, art handlers) in the fabrication of components and the installation and deinstallation of exhibitions, and in the regional transport, handling, and storage of artworks on loan and in the museum collection.
    • Required Qualifications

      • Expert knowledge of museum exhibition design field and current trends.
      • Knowledge of the principles of conservation, security, and environmental controls, ADA requirements for public buildings, and awareness of visitor needs.
      • Knowledge of exhibition production, related construction work, and preparation of artworks, which includes mounting, matting, framing, packing, transporting, archival storage, and safe use of chemicals.
      • Working knowledge of principles of universal design and commitment to accessibility for all.
      • Familiarity with design software; project management skills.
      • Ability to translate a curator's artistic and/or educational vision into an exhibit that is universally accessible and meets the needs of the curator(s), artist(s) (if applicable), and audiences.
      • Expert knowledge of artifact handling.
      • Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.
    • Preferred Qualifications 

      • Leadership abilities.
      • Master's degree in exhibition design or related field and/or equivalent experience/training.

    Salary & Benefits

    This is a 100% full-time (40 hrs a week) exempt career position, which is paid monthly and eligible for full UC Benefits.

    For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University, please visit the University of California's Compensation & Benefits website.

    Under California law, the University of California, Berkeley is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role and should not offer a salary outside of the range posted in this job announcement. This range takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, analysis of internal equity, and other business and organizational needs. It is not typical for an individual to be offered a salary at or near the top of the range for a position. Salary offers are determined based on final candidate qualifications and experience. 

    The full salary range for this position is $61,600 to $107,600. The budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position is $61,600 to 80,000.

    How to Apply

    To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter online.

    Driving Required

    A valid driver's license and DMV check for driving record is required.

    Other Information

    This is not a visa opportunity.

    Conviction History Background

    This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities.  Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities.  The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.

    Equal Employment Opportunity

    The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant, please see the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission poster.

    For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, please see the University of California Discrimination, Harassment, and Affirmative Action in the Workplace policy.


  • 28 Mar 2023 7:42 PM | Hannah Weisman
    • About Berkeley 

      At the University of California, Berkeley, we are committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome and included. Our culture of openness, freedom and belonging make it a special place for students, faculty and staff.

      The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world’s leading institutions of higher education, distinguished by its combination of internationally recognized academic and research excellence; the transformative opportunity it provides to a large and diverse student body; its public mission and commitment to equity and social justice; and its roots in the California experience, animated by such values as innovation, questioning the status quo, and respect for the environment and nature. Since its founding in 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world.

      We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at Berkeley, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position at Berkeley, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our Guiding Values and Principles, our Principles of Community, and our Strategic Plan.

      At UC Berkeley, we believe that learning is a fundamental part of working, and our goal is for everyone on the Berkeley campus to feel supported and equipped to realize their full potential. We actively support this by providing all of our staff employees with at least 80 hours (10 days) of paid time per year to engage in professional development activities. To find out more about how you can grow your career at UC Berkeley, visit grow.berkeley.edu.

      Departmental Overview

      As one of the preeminent Jewish collections in the world, The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life provides accessible resources to scholars, students, and visitors. Its remarkably diverse archive, library and museum holdings include art, objects, texts, music, and historical documents about Jews in the Global Diaspora including the American West.

      The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life is a public-facing unit on campus that conducts original research and presents original exhibitions sourced from its collections of art, objects, texts, and music. The collection contains tens of thousands of items that require the care of professional curators to preserve, research, interpret, and present them. The Associate Curator contributes scholarly expertise, conducts original research, and develops exhibitions to help fulfill the museum's mandate to care for its collections and make them accessible to the university community (faculty, staff, students), external researchers, and the general public.

      Application Review Date

      The First Review Date for this job is: 04/07/2023.

      Responsibilities

      • Curates exhibitions (process of which includes, but is not limited to: conducting research, selecting objects, developing interpretive plans, engaging external stakeholders, writing labels and creating interpretive materials, and contributing to exhibition design and installation).
      • Reviews and provides constructive feedback on interpretive plans, exhibition labels, and interpretive materials for other colleagues' projects.
      • Catalogs items in the collection, including art and objects of various media.
      • Inventory and catalog collections materials in various formats and media, including identifying and/or authenticating the materials and creating or updating catalog records in the collections management system.
      • Participates in collections maintenance and digital preservation of collection materials.
      • Establish and maintain relationships with vendors and contractors involved in digitization, exhibition, or other curatorial projects.
      • Researches art and objects for purposes of identification and authentication and documents the research findings.
      • Participates in regular curatorial group decision-making regarding accessioning, deaccessioning, processing, storage, and exhibition of collection materials.
      • Participates in the development and presentation of in-person and online/virtual programming.
      • Responds to research and reference inquiries from the public or other institutions and facilitates access to the collections for university and external researchers/scholars.
      • Participates in grant writing and donor cultivation and stewardship.
      • Represents the museum at scholarly, public, and cultivation events.
    Required Qualifications
    • Specialization in Jewish studies and deep knowledge of historical and contemporary Jewish art and life; knowledge of standard museum curatorial practices.
    • Experience working in museums, including: knowledge of collection building and ethical and legal standards for acquisition; knowledge of selection, evaluation, and exhibition of objects; conducting original research on/with material culture; and engaging audiences through exhibitions and related programs.
    • Skills in researching and writing scholarly publications.
    • Knowledge of the principles of conservation/preservation.
    • Skills in using collections management systems (software).
    • Experience engaging external stakeholders in exhibition development processes, including (but not limited to) artists/makers and their families, people with lived experiences relevant to the exhibition topic and themes, and donors.
    • Knowledge of the history of Jewish collections in the United States and abroad.
    • Fluency in Hebrew.
    • PhD in Jewish studies or related field and/or equivalent experience/training.

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Experience supervising and mentoring interns, student workers, and/or junior staff.
    • Donor cultivation and relationship building skills.
    • Skills in writing grants and public announcements.
    • Fluency in Russian, Polish, or a Jewish language other than Hebrew.
    • MA in museum studies or related field and/or equivalent experience/training.

    Salary & Benefits

    This is a 100% full-time (40 hrs a week) exempt career position, which is paid monthly and eligible for full UC Benefits.

    For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University, please visit the University of California's Compensation & Benefits website.

    Under California law, the University of California, Berkeley is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role and should not offer a salary outside of the range posted in this job announcement. This range takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, analysis of internal equity, and other business and organizational needs. It is not typical for an individual to be offered a salary at or near the top of the range for a position. Salary offers are determined based on final candidate qualifications and experience. 

    The full salary range for this position is $74,300 - $134,500. The budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position is $74,300.00 - $100,000.00.

    How to Apply

    To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter online.

    Other Information

    This is not a visa opportunity.

    Conviction History Background

    This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities.  Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities.  The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.

    Equal Employment Opportunity

    The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant, please see the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission poster.

    For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, please see the University of California Discrimination, Harassment, and Affirmative Action in the Workplace policy.

  • 27 Mar 2023 4:54 PM | Daniel Citron

    The Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs (Department of State) seeks an enthusiastic and experienced individual to interpret history and interact with the public at the Zwaanendael Museum. Interpreters are responsible for interacting with the public, programming and social media support, research, and daily museum operations.  

    The Museum/Historic Site Interpreter will participate in all aspects of interpretive and educational programming related to individuals, groups, and schools. This programming will occur on-site, off-site, and virtually. This position will work to raise awareness of the programs offered that highlight the history of the site in regional and national topics.

    The position is part time, not to exceed 29.5 hours/week, based in Lewes, Delaware, with a hiring rate of $15.73/hour.

    Closing Date: April 4.

    Responsibilities: 

    • Conducts thematic tours, lectures, workshops, seminars, virtual programming, social media postings, and consultations of the Zwaanendael Museum and associated local Lewes area history. 
    • Assesses visitor level of knowledge and interests prior to and during tours and makes adjustments to tailor subject matter to the audience. 
    • Engages visitors in participatory activities or historic demonstrations. 
    • Assists with the development and implementation of programmatic activities by conducting research within established guidelines, proposing ideas for site activities, participating in brainstorming sessions for developing and implementing research projects, exhibits, and interpretive programs.
    • Develops educational activities and programs according to nationally accepted best practices and standards. 
    • Works with supervisors, staff, volunteers, and interns. 
    • Performs a variety of support functions such as maintaining surveillance of visitors/buildings/contents for security purposes; scheduling tours; preparing records of visitation and donations.
    • Maintains operations during absence of supervisors.            
    • Works with diverse audiences and age groups.

    For a full job description and to apply online, please visit https://history.delaware.gov/about-agency/employment/.


    The Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs serves Delaware residents and visitors by identifying, preserving, and interpreting Delaware history. Our activities foster strong communities, engaged citizens, economic vitality, and a deeper understanding of Delaware’s role in world history. We do this in public trust for current and future generations. 

    The Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs is a trustworthy, ethical, and reliable partner with organizations, agencies, and individuals with whom we have common goals. The division’s vision is to actively engage our audiences in learning and to understand how Delaware history is meaningful to their lives. We seek to actively engage our audiences through exploring a diversity of historical and cultural perspectives to inform and influence decisions about the future. We want our audiences to feel welcomed, valued, and encouraged to question and explore. 

    Please see the Division's Statement on Race and Equity at https://history.delaware.gov/about-agency/.



  • 21 Mar 2023 12:10 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.

    Qualifications

    • 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.

    Responsibilities

    • 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 meghanh@lcmm.org 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.

    Job Title Summer Camp Counselor
    Reports To Education Programs Manager
    Schedule Full Time, seasonal Mid-May through late August, 40hrs/week (exact start and end dates to be determined with successful candidate)
    Status Exempt
    Salary $15-$17/hour based on qualifications and experience
  • 15 Mar 2023 1:20 PM | Seanna Caddell


    Executive Director Opportunity

    The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures

    Job Description - Executive Director

    Salary Range: $95,000 to 110,000 DOE

    Summary of Position: 

    Functions as Executive Director and is responsible to the Board of Directors. Provides direct supervision to the leadership team. Responsible for the overall executive leadership and hands-on management of the organization to include community relations, fundraising, program development, financial management, resource development, human resources, and facilities management. This job is an on-site, full-time job and is not eligible for remote work on a regular or ongoing basis.

    Essential Job Functions and Responsibilities: 

    ·       Develop and maintain a variety of fund development strategies to build the resources of the organization. 

    ·       Hire, train, and oversee employees to establish a competent, motivated, and client-centered staff. 

    ·       Manage and evaluate direct report staff, to ensure progress and compliance in their assigned programs, roles, and funding requirements. 

    ·       Ensure organization’s human resource policies and practices are clear and complete, with a system that is compliant with laws and regulations. 

    ·       Work closely with government funders, foundations, and donors to ensure adequate resources are available. 

    ·       Work closely with the finance staff to develop an annual budget and monitor income and expenditures for compliance with the board-approved budget. 

    ·       Ensure financial stability of the organization through financial planning, grants development, donor development, incorporating program leaders into appropriate aspects of resource development. 

    ·       Write grants to procure funding and/or supervise others who are involved in grant writing. 

    ·       Monitor compliance with contracts and service commitments. Review and sign contracts on 
    behalf of the organization. 

    ·       Work closely with management staff to identify and track outcomes for each program in compliance with each resource’s reporting and data requirements. 

    ·       Develop, maintain, and update policies and procedures for programs operation and financial transactions. 

    ·       Develop and implement community awareness and marketing initiatives to community outreach, volunteer recruitment, and fund development. 

    • ·       Serve as primary staff liaison to the Board of Directors and work closely with all Board Committees to plan for organization growth and development. 

    ·       Ensure that the Board of Directors is informed on important issues, including but not limited to trends, risk management, potential liability, and policy changes. 

    ·       Ensure Board of Directors receives all information connected to their governance role in providing oversight for the organization. 

    ·       Attend all Board of Directors meetings. 

    ·       Identify, join and attend appropriate leadership networks that build the museum and improve awareness of it in Tucson and museum community.

    Essential Competencies

    Fundraising and Development:

    ·       Develops and implements comprehensive, sustainable, and diverse fundraising strategies. Considers recommendations of staff and Board of Directors regarding funding opportunities. 

    ·       Actively and purposefully engages current and new contacts and cultivates donors to continually develop fundraising channels and opportunities. 

    ·       Ensures that the necessary personnel, systems, and software are in place to manage, track, and develop fundraising efforts. 

    ·       Sends timely acknowledgements for donations and pledges received. 

    Leadership:

    ·       Operates with integrity, honesty, and transparency, in a reliable and respectful way, with staff, Board members, donors, agencies, volunteers and community members.

    ·       Interacts with and able to manage, coach and guide all levels of staff and volunteers to create encouraging environment for programs to thrive while also ensuring program targets are met and programs comply with all legal and internal program requirements. Responsible for oversight for program evaluation process to track program effectiveness and improve program efficiency. 

    ·       Builds strong relationships within the organization and externally with community organizations and regional like organizations.

    ·       Attends program events and functions to support the organization. 

    ·       Manages personnel through ensuring adherence to personnel policies, overseeing employee evaluation and discipline processes, and seeking outside counsel appropriately to ensure legal compliance. 

    ·       Ensures employees are qualified to perform the requirements of their positions. 

    ·       Develops staff through training, professional development, and management to build their competencies and skills. 

    ·       Consistently makes decisions through thoughtful analysis, demonstrating good judgment, and is a resource for advice and solutions throughout the organization. 

    ·       Accepts and acts on constructive feedback and provides constructive feedback to others in a respectful and courteous way. 

    ·       Serves to empower others while delegating responsibilities.

    Communication :

    ·       Speaks publicly and develops community relationships to promote visibility, community understanding of the mission, and funding resources. 

    ·       Communicates effectively to promote the organization in written materials and traditional / social media. 

    ·       Positively engages with a variety of people to build constructive relationships, including program participants, media, staff, volunteers, Board members, donors, community organizers/leaders, collaborating organizations and others. 

    ·       Handles and defuses tense situations when required, including mediating workplace or volunteer situations to a workplace appropriate conclusion. 

    ·       Engages with the Board of Directors, management staff, and donors in a clear, honest, and consistent way. 

    ·       Promotes and engages in up to date diversity practice in all areas of the Museum.

    Vision:

    ·       Fully believes in and promotes the mission of the MTM. 

    ·       Able to think and act strategically.

    ·       Considers the future of the Museum and how that evolution will look.

    ·       Excellent organizational skills:  Able to organize, delegate, and manage a wide variety of programs, people, and business aspects. Prioritizes and focuses on the most important needs first. 

    ·       Develops short and long-term organizational goals, and the methods to achieve them, to ensure future sustainability and growth. Accurately assesses the time / resources required and difficulty of goals while setting manageable steps to achieve those goals. Evaluates progress toward goals and adjusts for setbacks. 

    ·       Ensures organization continues to meet the changing needs of the community through enhancing current programs and developing new programs. 

    ·       Inspires others through an optimistic attitude that engages others in setting goals and their achievement. 

    ·       Oversees timely development, review, and implementation of all documents necessary to meet the organization’s legal requirements. 

    ·       Develops working relationships throughout community to maintain respect for his/herself and the organization. 

    Financial Management:

    ·       Creates, with the finance staff, a transparent and accurate budget that is attainable. Makes decisions on program or staffing reductions or expansions needed to ensure financial stability of organization. 

    ·       Timely and fully informs Board of Directors of organization financial status. 

    ·       Supervises use of funding to ensure expenditure of funds meets grant or other restrictions. 

    ·       Ensures organization accurately and timely meets tax reporting and payment obligations. 

    Education, Qualifications, and Abilities 

    Minimum Qualifications

    ·       Bachelor’s Degree is required; MBA or MFA preferred. 

    ·       Minimum of seven years of experience in management in a nonprofit setting or its equivalent. 

    ·       Experience in fundraising and grant writing. 

    ·       Experience managing staff and budgets.

    Preferred Qualifications

    ·       Master’s Degree–MBA, MFA, or related advanced degree or studies.

    ·       Museum experience to include work or volunteer experience.

    ·       Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE). 

    ·       Demonstrated leadership skills and three years of senior leadership experience.

    ·       Prior experience working with a board of directors.

    ·       Advanced computer skills to include Microsoft Office suite, databases, financial software, social media platforms.


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