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PT Education and Public Programs Manager, Chadds Ford Historical Society, Chadds Ford

We are currently seeking a part-time (32 hours/week) Education & Public Programs Manager. This position ensures that the Society meets and continually improves its public history education programs and tours while maintaining control of the education department’s operating budget.

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

Reports to:                  Executive Director

Compensation:   $15.00/hour


Public Education Programs

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

Museum Interpretation & Education

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

Exhibition Development, Design & Installation

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

Visitor Services

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


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

Special Events

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

Complete other duties as assigned


The successful candidate will have:

  • A bachelor’s degree in education, history, museum education, museum studies, or a related discipline; graduate degree preferred
  • 2-3 years of experience developing and presenting engaging history education programs to both children and adults, preferably in a museum or historic site setting
  • Experience with the interpretation of historic house museums
  • Ability to develop and manage departmental budgets
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Office and social media
  • Ability to work in a small, dynamic team environment

To apply please submit your resume and cover letter to Jason Greenplate, Executive Director, at or Chadds Ford Historical Society, PO Box 27, Chadds Ford, PA 19317.

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

The Chadds Ford Historical Society is an equal opportunity employer.
(Posted 8/19)

Vice President of Advancement, York County History Center, York

The York County History Center, a cultural non-profit located in downtown York, PA, seeks an energetic, community minded Vice President of Advancement to join a leadership team committed to creating an innovative and important historical resource for the region. This position will play a vital role in positioning the institution for future success and sustainability.

Recently, the York County History Center embarked upon an exciting, innovative and important project to establish a cultural destination in downtown York city that spurs economic development and connects historical assets throughout the county. To realize this ambitious goal, the History Center is assembling a dynamic team to assist in delivering high quality history programs and experiences to attract people throughout the region.

Building on its solid success, today the organization looks to further improve fundraising by expanding personnel and fundraising functions through a newly formed Advancement Division. The Vice President plays a pivotal role ensuring the York County History Center expands its operating capacity through attracting increased resources to support the mission and vision. This position works closely with the President/CEO, Advancement Committee and fundraising team to create annual goals and work plans to raise over $800,000 annually.  Successful candidates will carry the responsibility for cultivating and soliciting major gifts, planned giving and oversight of all Advancement functions including managing a portfolio of 100 – 150 prospects. The complete position description can be found at

The York County History Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate because of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital or family status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, military veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Please submit cover letter, resume, and two writing samples no later than September 13, 2019 to:  VP for Advancement Search, York County History Center, 250 E. Market St., York, PA 17403. Electronic submissions are welcome at Please, no phone calls please.
(Posted 8/16)

Museum Assistant, The Pennsbury Society, Pennsbury Manor, Morrisville

The Pennsbury Society (501 C 3) at Pennsbury Manor Historic site seeks qualified applicants for our Museum Assistant position.  Duties involve providing school and daily tours, front desk operations, light custodial and office work, and serving as part of a team at this accredited museum.  Applicants should have a degree in a related field (such as History or Education) or comparable experience.  Please send a resume, letter of interest  and three references in one PDF file to Douglas Miller c/o with subject heading “Museum Assistant.”
(Posted 8/15)

PT Museum Store Associate, American Helicopter Museum and Education Center, West Chester

Regular Schedule:

Wednesday-Saturday, 9:45am – 5:15pm, 30 hours a week

Additional Hours: Associate will also be asked to staff museum special events as needed. Associate may also be offered the opportunity to work additional hours if coverage is needed for a rental event.


  • Prepare the museum for visitors before open hours and close it after open hours (turn displays on and off, organize children’s play area, set alarm, etc.)
  • Operate the Museum Store, taking payments and issuing receipts for admissions, memberships, and merchandise purchases
  • Complete end-of-day transaction report and cash management procedures. Communicate any issues or needs for change, etc., to Bookkeeper
  • Arrange new inventory and alert Bookkeeper when stock is low
  • Assist with conducting inventory checks
  • Check in groups arriving for tours and birthday parties, ensuring that payment is received (if needed)
  • Answer the telephone and direct calls appropriately
  • Monitor visitor behavior and museum exhibits and report any issues to the Executive Director
  • Assist with museum events as needed


Past retail and/or customer service experience required. Ability to responsibly and accurately manage money. Willingness to be welcoming to visitors. Quick-thinking and good at solving problems with a smile. Ability to lift up to 50 pounds, move tables and chairs, and stand and sit for long periods of time.

Pay: $13 an hour    

To apply: Email resume to
(Posted 8/15)


Senior Program Manager, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Pittsburgh

Carnegie Museums of Natural History, one of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, is among the top natural history museums in the country. It maintains, preserves, and interprets an extraordinary collection of artifacts, objects, and scientific specimens used to broaden understanding of evolution, conservation, and biodiversity. Carnegie Museum of Natural History generates new scientific knowledge, advances science literacy, and inspires visitors of all ages to become passionate about science, nature, and world cultures.

Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh is interested in candidates who, through their experience and collaborations, will contribute to diversity and excellence of the Carnegie Museums community.

Carnegie Museum of Natural History (CMNH) seeks a SENIOR PROGRAM MANAGER to coordinate a new learning research program, the Climate and Rural Systems Partnership (CRSP).  This position will manage the development of Learning Resources for CRSP and other new CMNH Education initiatives.  Carnegie Museum of Natural History is interested in candidates who, through their experience and collaborations, will contribute to diversity and excellence of the Carnegie Museums.

This is a Full-Time Position made possible for a 36-month long period through a grant from the National Science Foundation.  The start date is tentatively set for September 3, 2019 (or sooner).

TO APPLY:  Please upload a PDF of your resume.  Application review will begin immediately.  If you wish to include a cover letter, the cover letter and resume must be saved as one file and uploaded accordingly.  Please apply through the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh’s employment portal.

Candidates must have an undergraduate degree, four (4) years professional experience (which can include graduate work/internships), and project management experience.

Successful candidates will have excellent communication skills.  This includes an ability to build rapport across teams through interpersonal interaction, as well as to  document project activities and creatively share them through a variety of communication platforms (i.e. project website, blog posts, email newsletters, reports to funders). The position will lead meetings and coordinate work and logistics between museum staff and collaborators from other institutions to meet goals, timelines and grant requirements.  We are looking for a candidate who has experience collaborating with community partners; has the ability to influence and resolve differences across organizational boundaries and diverse stakeholders; and understands what it takes to gain support and commitment from others without necessarily having formal authority over them.

The Senior Program Manager will also supervise internships for students and/or recent graduates who will contribute to the development of Learning Resources for CRSP and related CMNH Education initiatives.  Prior experience structuring internship programs in not required, but it is important for candidates to be excited about the potential of the museum to nurture career pathways for young people.

The Climate and Rural Systems Partnership (CRSP) is an NSF-AISL Innovations in Development project. CRSP will support the development of a learning network in Western Pennsylvania that connects educators, scientists, and community leaders with the goal of increasing regional capacity to use scientific information and community knowledge to inform transdisciplinary problem-solving on civic issues. This project builds on a networking model that was developed through a prior NSF award for the Climate & Urban Systems Partnership (CUSP).

CRSP Project Team:

The Senior Program Manager will be working with a team that includes museum ecologists, GIS specialists and educators; learning scientists from the University of Pittsburgh; and educators and community leaders from project sites at the Mercer County Conservation District and Powdermill Nature Reserve.  The position reports to the CMNH Director of Education/PI of the CRSP NSF award.

The following PA Act 153 clearances, or proof of application of clearances, are required beginning employment and as a condition of continued employment:

  • Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance
  • Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check
  • FBI Fingerprint Criminal Background Check

Obtaining the required clearances is completed as part of the new hire process.

Carnegie Museums is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minorities / Females / Veterans / Individuals with Disabilities / Sexual Orientation / Gender Identity
(Posted 8/13)

Registrar, Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia

Woodmere Art Museum seeks candidates for the position of Registrar, one of the key leadership positions on the curatorial team of the growing and increasingly dynamic museum. The Registrar is responsible for the day-in, day-out activities associated with the management and organization of the Museum’s 8,000-object collection and the associated database and object files.

The Registrar reports to the Deputy Director for Exhibitions and participates in the preparation of exhibitions and installations of the collection, prepares documentation and correspondences associated with gifts, deaccessions, and loans, prepares condition reports, coordinates photography and conservation projects, and manages the transportation of works of art. The Registrar organizes the meetings of Woodmere’s Collections Management Committee and works directly with artists, donors of art and collectors.

Education Level:
BA and related degree in museum studies and/or work experience in the registrar’s office of a museum
Send letter of interest and resume to: careers@woodmereartmuseum.orgWoodmere will consider applicants and commence interviews on a rolling basis until the position is filled.
(Posted 8/13)

Manager, School and Community Partnerships, Please Touch Museum, Philadelphia

How would you like to be part of a team of the most beloved children’s museum in Philadelphia? Now is your chance to represent a nonprofit organization that changes a child’s life as they discover the power of learning through play.  Please Touch Museum a non-profit organization seeks an experienced, Manager, School & Community Partnerships. Reporting to and working closely with the Senior Director, Museum Experience & Education, the Manager, School & Community Partnerships will plan, develop, and foster partnerships and collaborative opportunities with Philadelphia schools, teachers, administrators, libraries, and community organizations. They will work closely with the Manager, Education Programs in the development of facilitated school field trip programs and drive long-term development of school-museum partnerships and programs within the Museum and in Philadelphia schools. They will develop and support programs and resources for early childhood professionals and educators. They will also lead school open house cultivation events.

Other responsibilities include but limited to: Identify schools and early childhood education providers in Parkside & greater Philadelphia for partnership programs; conduct regular visits to Philadelphia & Suburban schools to heighten awareness of PTM educational offerings and foster relationships; with Education staff, develop school programs to align with strategic museum exhibits; with Senior Director, Museum Experience & Education, identify and convene programming advisory groups to consult and advise alongside development of new exhibits; working with Director, Research, lead timeline and implementation of school program evaluation, assessment and subsequent program refresh; actively works with Sales department to grow facilitated school group base and bookings; occasionally provide facilitated school tour coverage and instruction; with Education team, develop supplementary educational program materials; identify and implement teacher professional development opportunities; engagement with the Parkside Advisory Council; identify strategic partnership and engagement opportunities across other museums and Greater Philadelphia education landscape;  and represent the museum at conferences, education conventions and other networking opportunities.

Minimum Requirements:

B.A. or B.S. in Education, Museum Education, Museum Studies, Arts Administration, or related discipline; extensive knowledge of Philadelphia school district structure, Philadelphia school/learning landscape, national and local curriculum standards; strong understanding of informal learning; extensive knowledge of best practices in museum teaching and learning theory for young children is required; excellent written and verbal skills; experience writing curriculum; experience in informal learning settings and interfacing with teachers and school administrators; excellent organizational and project management skills and attention to detail require; experience developing and leading programs for children in a museum setting required; understanding of national and local curriculum and standards; excellent communication for program facilitation, internal and external meetings, public speaking, conference presentations, interviews; Bilingual skills a plus; excellent interpersonal skills required and demonstrated success in creating and implementing outreach initiatives.

To be honest; PTM is not for everyone. If you dislike a fun educational environment and a collaborative workforce, then PTM is probably not for you. If you do like an excellent time off package and competitive salary, please apply.  To apply for this opportunity, please email your cover letter, accomplishments and resume to: or mail to Human Resources, Please Touch Museum, 4231 Avenue of the Republic, Philadelphia, PA 19131; fax to: (215)-581-3182; Email: Office phone:  215-581-3189  EOE
(Posted 8/13)


PT Museum Store and Box Office Associate, National Museum of American Jewish History, Philadelphia

The National Museum of American Jewish History (NMAJH) seeks warm and enthusiastic individuals for daily box office and museum store operations, for 16-20 hours per week. This position will necessitate being cross-trained to serve both functions and requires an outgoing and professional demeanor and strong interpersonal skills. Cash-handling, computerized POS, and prior customer service experience required. Knowledge of Galaxy or Counterpoint systems a plus. This is mainly a weekend position with occasional weekday hours. Applicant must be available to work weekends, occasional evenings, and some holidays. Proficiency in Microsoft Office preferred.

Candidates will be expected to welcome, educate and serve a diverse audience and to provide exceptional customer service, ensuring a positive experience for Museum visitors. This is achieved by being informed and constantly aware of admission policies, core and special exhibitions, programs, merchandise, membership opportunities, our NMAJH mission, and Philadelphia tourism.

Museum Store responsibilities include developing significant product knowledge, processing sales transactions, fielding questions and educating consumers, selling merchandise and memberships, shipping and receiving, maintaining store cleanliness, stocking inventory, and other duties as assigned.

Box Office responsibilities include greeting and directing visitors, answering incoming calls, admission and program ticket sales, membership sales, stocking and maintaining an orderly work station, daily startup of the Museum’s audio-visual system, serving as NMAJH/Old City, Philadelphia ambassador, and other duties as assigned.

Education Level:

High School Diploma

Eligible candidates should send cover letter and resume to Brady Daniller at

No phone calls, please.

NMAJH is an equal opportunity employer.
(Posted 8/13)


Director of Volunteer Engagement, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square

Are you a strong leader that is passionate about volunteerism and the benefits it brings to organizations and individuals? Do you have the experience and drive to deepen engagement with volunteers during times of organizational change and growth? Longwood Gardens is seeking a leader whose professional career and life-long passion has been devoted to building and growing robust, innovative and inclusive volunteer programs. As Director of Volunteer Engagement, you will lead our vibrant and dynamic volunteer program, comprised of 800 volunteers across the organization contributing almost 80,000 hours of service annually in over 50 distinct volunteer roles. Longwood’s dedicated volunteers are an integral part of a friendly, supportive and guest-centric culture that cultivates creativity and excellence.

The Director of Volunteer Engagement must have a keen understanding of ways a large and established volunteer program can help advance an organization and have proven success in cultivating relationships with organizations and individuals to drive program engagement. This individual will be responsible for setting and maintaining the strategic direction of our volunteer program in alignment with the mission and vision of the organization. As the leader of the volunteer program this individual will collaborate with our staff to develop effective volunteer opportunities; oversee volunteer recruitment, placement and orientation; foster relationships between employees and volunteers; and serve as a consultant and advisor to supervisors and volunteers on all aspects of the volunteer program. This position is also responsible for developing volunteer recognition programs and events, maintaining volunteer communications, developing and maintain program and volunteer records, reports and statistics; administering the budget and supervising the Volunteer Engagement Associate.

The ideal candidate will have proven relationship-building skills, the ability to build and sustain a culture of high-performing teamwork, and demonstrated success working in a fast-paced, collaborative environment. We seek a person with excellent communication skills including writing, formal and informal presentations, and strong team mentoring and leadership.

Minimum requirements for this position include a bachelor’s degree in social sciences, communications or a related field, and ten or more years of experience leading or managing large volunteer programs. Certification in Volunteer Administration (CVA) preferred, general knowledge of horticulture a plus.

We offer a competitive starting salary and an outstanding benefits package. Please apply online at For full consideration, please include with your application a resume, cover letter addressing pertinent qualifications, and contact information for three professional references.
(Posted 8/13)

Education Manager, Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor, Easton

Reports to: Director, Museum & Education

Location:  D&L Main Office – 2750 Hugh Moore Park Road, Easton, PA 18042

Term of employment: Full- Time Exempt

Salary range:  $40,000-45,000

Start Date: October 1, 2019

The Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor (D&L) is seeking an experienced and enthusiastic individual to provide creative leadership for the D&L’s education program.  The D&L currently offers several education programs for schools including the Tales of the Towpath 4th grade curriculum taught in over 70 schools, field trips in Hugh Moore Park (Easton) and at the Freemansburg Canal Education Center, and a soon to be released Cultural Ecology curriculum for high school.  Through the National Canal Museum, the D&L also offers a variety of educational programs for adults and children (walks, lectures, tours, etc.) with the goal of increasing awareness of the region’s nationally significant transportation and industrial history.

The Education Manager is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the education program for schools, groups, and individuals.  He/she will prepare content, interpretive materials, and program logistics by applying their knowledge of educational theory and learning styles.  He/she will lead a team of paid and volunteer educators to deliver high-quality field trips and other activities.  The position is a full-time role (40 hours per week, M-F) based at the D&L office in Easton.  Some off-site work and evenings/weekends is required.

RESPONSIBILITIES (including but not limited to):

  • Leads in the development, implementation and evaluation of dynamic education programs for diverse audiences, which fit within and promote the D&L’s mission and vision.
  • Supports the use of D&L curricula in schools by developing relationships with teachers and administrators and by facilitating teacher training workshops.
  • Works closely with museum staff on the development of exhibition-related educational material and programs.
  • Works with communications staff on program publicity, including the drafting and development of all printed and online education materials.
  • Oversees the training, supervision and retention of education volunteers and staff and assists with the training of museum docents.
  • Oversees the collection of program statistics for all education-related activities and reports them as required.
  • Develops and implements program evaluation tools to measure and interpret outcomes, program goals and objectives.
  • Plays a key role in fundraising for educational programs, including drafting narratives and program budgets for grant proposals and reporting on the use of funds.
  • Assists with budget preparation by collecting data regularly to support budget and program development.
  • Builds and maintains mutually beneficial partnerships with other cultural and community organizations.
  • Represents the D&L to the public, members, and other stakeholders at community events, exhibition openings and other events.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Skills

Bachelor’s degree in Education, Museum Studies, History or a related field required; Masters’s degree or other postgraduate certification preferred

  • Minimum of two years of experience designing and implementing educational programs; previous experience in museum education is preferred
  • Experience working with teachers and schools; classroom teaching experience is desired
  • Ability to speak to groups of varying ages and educational experience such as elementary school children, high-school students, and adult and university groups
  • Proven experience in supervisory and project management
  • Familiarity with contemporary educational methods and philosophies, especially for informal learning environments
  • Knowledge and/or interest in the industrial history of the region covered by the Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor
  • Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills
  • Strong planning, organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • A strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including some weekends and evenings as necessary

Physical Demands

Work requires a variety of physical activity including walking, bending, and lifting a minimum of 25lbs. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Work Environment

Job duties require working both indoors and outdoors.  Outdoor work is largely in the spring and fall during field trips.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Organizational Background

The Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor (D&L), a non-profit organization, preserves the historic pathway that carried coal and iron from Wilkes-Barre to Bristol. Today, the Corridor and 165 miles of D&L Trail are a vital connection to industrial heritage, economic development, nature and environment, health and wellness.  The D&L creates connections through important programs, including the National Canal Museum, Tales of the Towpath Curriculum, Trail Towns, Trail Tenders, Trail Patrol, Lehigh Valley Greenways, and Get Your Tail on the Trail.  Find out more about the work we do by visiting and

How to Apply:

Please send a cover letter, resume, and a writing sample via e-mail with the subject line “Education Manager Position” to  The writing sample should be no more than five pages and should have an education focus.

The Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor, Inc. (D&L) provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, the D&L organization complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.
(Posted 8/8)


Community Engagement Coordinator, The Senator John Heinz History Center, Pittsburgh

The Heinz History Center, an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution and the largest history museum in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, is currently seeking a full time Community Engagement Coordinator, a new position that will become part of a dynamic and growing Learning Division.

The Community Engagement Coordinator will report to the Director of Learning, working to advance the History Center’s strategic priority to engage diverse communities in meaningful experiences with our region’s history, collections, and exhibitions, while also deepening civic engagement. The Community Engagement Coordinator will expand the History Center’s capacity to build community collaborations, create partnerships, and respond to community needs. The Community Engagement Coordinator is responsible for the development and implementation of programs throughout the region, with an emphasis on increasing participation, especially in traditionally under-served communities.

This role will be responsible for identifying strategic partners with community organizations that have shared or complementary interests with the History Center and forging productive relationships with these community members. This work will include organizing community-based forums and programs in conjunction with strategic initiatives, especially America 101, the museum’s history and civics initiative, to expand audiences and meet community needs.

This is a full-time, salary – non-exempt position. The starting salary for this position is in the low 30’s annually and includes a comprehensive benefit package.

This position requires a minimum of a Bachelors’ degree in education, history, museum education, or other equivalent experience.

The ideal candidate will: have a commitment to diversity and inclusion as key strategies toward broad-based institutional excellence; have a minimum of two to five years’ experience managing community relationships with a proven ability to forge mutually respectful, trusting, and effective relationships; experience developing a range of programs for the public; effective oral and listening skills and the ability to work effectively towards consensus building with people of diverse cultures, ages, and economic backgrounds; demonstrated positive approach to problem solving, collaborating with others, and in approaching new tasks; excellent project management skills and demonstrated ability to plan and operate strategically, and to work effectively with internal and external stakeholders.

Please click here to apply.
(Posted 8/6)


Exhibit Designer and Production Manager, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Pittsburgh

Carnegie Museums of Natural History, one of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, is among the top natural history museums in the country. It maintains, preserves, and interprets an extraordinary collection of artifacts, objects, and scientific specimens used to broaden understanding of evolution, conservation, and biodiversity. Carnegie Museum of Natural History generates new scientific knowledge, advances science literacy, and inspires visitors of all ages to become passionate about science, nature, and world cultures.

Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh is interested in candidates who, through their experience and collaborations, will contribute to diversity and excellence of the Carnegie Museums community.

Reporting to the Director of Exhibition Experience, the EXHIBIT DESIGNER & PRODUCTION MANAGER works collaboratively with interdisciplinary, in-house teams to design and implement awe-inspiring “Wow” exhibitions that feature important specimens, offer engaging, interpretive, compelling and assessible-to-all experiences, and invite over 400,000 diverse visitors annually to care about our natural world. The Exhibit Designer also works with external architectural teams, other museum partners, and specialty fabrication firms to realize their designs for ‘world class’ temporary and core exhibitions.

This is a Full-Time Position

 – Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Exhibition Design, Industrial Design, Architecture or other related design field.
– Three or more years of experience with design of innovative, visitor-focused exhibits.
– Three or more years on-the-job experience creating interpretive exhibitions for museums, visitor centers, zoos/aquariums or similar organizations.

 – Knowledge of the design process, ergonomics, Universal Design, materials, and building techniques.
– Proficiency in creating 3D renderings as well as scale, shop-drawings in such programs as Vectorworks (2D and 3D), Sketchup, AutoCAD, or other 3D modeling programs; knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office programs.
– Knowledge of materials and construction techniques unique to the museum field.
– Experience with estimating for production will be needed as will budget tracking skills
– Knowledge of space planning, museum exhibition best practices and standards, exhibition lighting, and integrating multimedia concepts into a traditional museum model.
– Requires exceptional organizational, written and oral communication and problem-solving skills, including a demonstrated ability to hand sketch and to build 3D models.
– Adept at working on teams.
– Deadline driven position – able to prioritize and use sound time management.
– Portfolio required
– Management and supervisory experience preferred.
– Graphic design skills a plus.

Work is primarily sedentary, but will require some “on the floor” reviews of work and testing of prototypes.
– Requires ability to use computer to communicate, to create 3D renderings and 2D shop drawings, presentations, and other documents.
– Must be able to communicate effectively with teams.
– Requires ability to focus for long periods of time while detailing designs.
– Will require some travel.

The following PA Act 153 clearances, or proof of application of clearances, are required beginning employment and as a condition of continued employment:

  • Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance
  • Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check
  • FBI Fingerprint Criminal Background Check

Obtaining the required clearances is completed as part of the new hire process.

Carnegie Museums is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minorities / Females / Veterans / Individuals with Disabilities / Sexual Orientation / Gender Identity

Please apply through the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh’s employment portal.
(Posted 7/29)


Preparator, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh

Carnegie Museum of Art creates experiences that connect people to art, ideas, and one another. We believe creativity is a defining human characteristic to which everyone should have access. CMOA collects, preserves, and presents artworks from around the world to inspire, sustain, and provoke discussion, and to engage and reflect multiple audiences.

Carnegie Museum of Art is arguably the first museum of contemporary art in the United States, collecting the “Old Masters of tomorrow” since the inception of the Carnegie International in 1896. Today, the museum is one of the most dynamic major art institutions in America. Our collection of more than 30,000 objects features a broad spectrum of visual arts, including painting and sculpture; prints and drawings; photographs; architectural casts, renderings, and models; decorative arts and design; and film, video, and digital imagery. Through our programming, exhibitions, and publications, we frequently explore the role of art and artists in confronting key social issues of our time, combining and juxtaposing local and global perspectives.  With our unique history and resources, we strive to become a leader in defining the role of art museums for the 21st century.

Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh is interested in candidates who, through their experience and collaborations, will contribute to diversity and excellence of the Carnegie Museums community.

The CMOA PREPARATOR assists Chief Preparator and Associate Preparator in handling both permanent collection and loaned works of art; tasks include movement, installation, deinstallation, packing and unpacking, storage of objects, and maintenance of gallery spaces and storage areas.

This is a Full-Time Position.

– High School Diploma or equivalent necessary; Bachelor’s degree preferred.
– Two years of experience in exhibition installation and preparations is required.
– A valid Pennsylvania driver’s license is also required.

– Must be familiar with museum standards for conservation, preservation, and object handling;
– Knowledge of art handling techniques and safety procedures and the ability to tend to progressive responsibilities working with and handling high-value museum objects in a variety of media is required;
– Basic woodworking skills and knowledge of hand and power tools required
– Some evenings and weekend hours may be required.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Must have good dexterity, hand eye coordination, and the ability to climb and work on ladders for extended periods of time; to reach work with hands above shoulder level; to lift heavy objects (50 lbs.); and to stand or to walk for an eight hour work day.

– Assists with the installation and deinstallation of permanent collection-based and temporary loan-based exhibitions. Moves, hangs, and positions exhibition casework and works of art of varying sizes, media, and fragility in such fashion as to ensure maximum security and safety. Assists with fabricating or finishing items needed for installation, including plinths, cleats, hanging brackets, risers, and cable hangers. Promptly informs supervisor and registrar regarding objects with condition concerns or of damaged objects. Follows collections management documentation procedures;
– Using proper carts and supplies, moves objects in museum galleries, storage, and preparation areas as directed for exhibition, acquisition, loan, photography, and conservation;
– Drives truck for pick-ups and deliveries; loads and unloads works of art and supplies from trucks; secures objects within truck and/or stabilizes objects until they are secured by a contracted driver;
– Performs routine maintenance of objects and equipment in galleries and workshop;
– Mounts, attaches hanging hardware, and installs exhibition signage and labels and other display materials;
– Operates equipment and tools in a safe and proper manner; makes minor repairs as directed; promptly informs supervisor regarding damaged equipment or the need to replace or service equipment. Shares responsibility for maintaining safe, clean, and orderly work and storage areas on a daily basis;
– Works professionally and cooperatively with all installation personnel and other employees including curators and educators as well as contractors, artists, and couriers. Understands and adheres to all security rules and guidelines of Carnegie Museum of Art and Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, as well as regulations stipulated by such agencies as OSHA, TSA, and DHS;
– Acts as courier for artwork when required within the U.S. and overseas. Follow the museums specified practices and procedures for undertaking courier duties and receiving art shipments at the museum;
– Works overtime as necessary, understanding that as much advance notice will be given as possible by supervisor;
– Performs other various duties, as requested, by supervisor.

The following PA Act 153 clearances, or proof of application of clearances, are required beginning employment and as a condition of continued employment:

  • Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance
  • Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check
  • FBI Fingerprint Criminal Background Check

Obtaining the required clearances is completed as part of the new hire process.

Carnegie Museums is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minorities / Females / Veterans / Individuals with Disabilities / Sexual Orientation / Gender Identity

Please apply through the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh’s employment portal.
(Posted 7/29)


PT Museum Site Coordinator, Friends of Hope Lodge, Fort Washington

EMPLOYMENT CATEGORY: Hourly, non-exempt, up to 20 hours per week. Weekend availability (Saturday and Sunday 12:00  – 4:00 PM) required (April-October) and other days/hours including evenings and weekends will vary as needed depending on event calendar. Hours are flexible with some opportunity to work from home.

REPORTS TO: Board President

HOURLY RATE: $14-$16 per hour, no benefits


  • The Museum Site Coordinator is expected to assist with all aspects of visitor services, development, education, volunteer coordination, and operations at Hope Lodge historic site. Must demonstrate a desire and ability to function as a team player, including working a flexible schedule, that may include evenings and weekends to accommodate the needs of the Friends of Hope Lodge.


  • Maintain the Friends of Hope Lodge’s and PHMC’s high standards in providing accurate and engaging information.
  • Present hands-on historic programs and lead guided interpretive house tours.
  • Conduct school programs and tours and responsible for all set-up and clean up from each group tour, school program, and all other educational programming events.
  • Outreach and cultivate relationships with local school districts.
  • Perform research for exhibitions, educational programming, and overall knowledge of the site.
  • Prepare for future programs and assist with site education programs.


  • Provide daily leadership, supervision, consistent communication, and ongoing trainings
  • Assists with general museum reception and visitor services and maintains the highest standards of customer service for all visitors.
  • Responds effectively and knowledgeably to questions from visitors regarding Hope Lodge including exhibit information, planned programs/events, local tourist information, and membership and volunteer opportunities.
  • Responsible for all opening and closing procedures, at the Visitor Center and mansion and associated buildings (e.g. garage, tenant house, and barn)..
  • Collects visitor statistics.
  • Performs accurate retail museum shop sales, admissions, event, and membership sales to balance the day’s business in the appropriate manner.
  • Answers telephone and provides requested information.
  • Performs museum shop maintenance, restocking supplies, and cleaning as needed to optimize the appearance of the retail sales floor and all merchandise. As well as assist with inventories.
  • Perform the appropriate opening and closing security procedures.


  • Contribute with grant writing, sponsorship proposals, membership and donor outreach to improve historic programming at Hope Lodge.


  • Assist with the advancement of public relations efforts for Hope Lodge site by promoting site events, programs, and school tours via speaking engagements, community events, print publications, television and social media.


  • Development and implementation of new public programs and events at Hope Lodge while maintaining current program offerings.
  • Schedules and coordinates private group tours including bus tours and school groups.
  • Schedules and coordinates site rentals for private special events and photo sessions.
  • Participates in all aspects of setup/breakdown and staffing of Friends of Hope Lodge events and private events in support of the organization as requested and needed.


  • Enhance the interpretive messages established for Hope Lodge and its grounds.
  •  Update tour interpretation manual and room guides using reputable sources for the volunteers to reference.
  • Participate in vision planning and preparation for changing exhibits.


  • Monitor and clean spaces and exhibits in the mansion and notify PHMC and the board of any issues that may affect the historic property or artifacts.


  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent experience) in history, education, historic site management, museum studies, or a related field.
  • A minimum of one year of work experience in retail or customer service position.
  • Excellent customer service abilities, accuracy, enthusiasm and productive work ethic.
  • Demonstrated interest in and aptitude for providing high-quality educational content to a diverse general public.
  • Effective oral, written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to deal tactfully and effectively with a diverse population of visitors and staff.
  • Demonstrated organizational and time management skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, and Power Point required.
  • Aptitude to follow policies, procedures, and instructions to accomplish assigned tasks accurately and appropriately.
  • Ability to pass PA background check to work with and around children
  • Dedicated commitment to the philosophy and mission of Hope Lodge.
  • Experience managing operations and/or overseeing staff (desirable).
  • Experience supervising a volunteer workforce. (desirable)
  • Knowledge of Hope Lodge site and programs as well as local tourism and restaurants. (Desirable)
Education Level:

Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent experience) in history, education, historic site management, museum studies, or a related field.

Please send a cover letter and resume to Attn: Kevin Horan, President, The Friends of Hope Lodge. For more information on Historic Hope Lodge please visit

(Posted 7/29)


Collections Database Administrator, Penn Museum, Philadelphia

Reporting to the Manager of Digital Records, Archives, and Publications and working closely with the IT Department, the Digital Media Center, and the Museum’s Collections Staff, the Collections Database Administrator (DBA) is a key member of the team responsible for providing technical advice and maintaining, troubleshooting, and enhancing the Museum’s collections databases (including the primary EMu system as well as some other legacy platforms). Maintaining data standards and controlled vocabularies in EMu, the DBA ensures the quality of data which is integral to Museum business and feeds public-facing collection resources like the Museum website as well as internal reports. The DBA maintains, implements, and updates policies and procedures for ensuring the security and integrity of the EMu system. The DBA manages and undertakes the technical and procedural responsibilities that ensure the utilization of EMu’s functionality to advance collections information management, imaging, and collections-related tasks.


– Support and maintain the EMu collections database; determines and implements policies and procedures to maintain database standards, efficiency, reliability, and accuracy.

– Maintain and update in-house EMu standards documentation and user’s manual, train new users and provide database and procedural support, respond to user questions and solve problems related to the use of EMu.

– Support collection digitization projects; work closely with the Digital Media Center to support and maintain the Museum’s online collections database.

– Ensure integrity and accuracy of EMu as the primary collection information repository, identifying collections content resources and migrating legacy content into the EMu system.

– Maintain user accounts and system securities; work with museum IT to ensure collections database and multimedia servers are maintained.

– Chair the Museum’s EMu committee (a group of rotating members who are technical support staff and content stakeholders and/or database advocates), organizing agendas and taking and sharing notes.

– Modify existing reports and develop new reports as directed.

– Review and implement EMu new releases and upgrades and implement new EMu modules and applications to benefit Museum procedures.

– Serve as a liaison with Axiell staff and be active in the EMu user community.

– Learn new skills and keep up with emerging technology.

– Other activities as required.


– A Bachelor’s degree (Master’s degree preferred) in computer and information systems preferred, or in a related field in combination with 3-5 years of relevant experience.

– Experience working in a museum setting and knowledge of museum operations, policies, and standards. Experience with museum-oriented thesauri preferred.

– Collaborative team member with excellent communication skills, customer service experience, ability to work independently and with colleagues with different skill sets and from different disciplines.

– Self-motivated, open-minded, and a fast learner. Handle multiple tasks and work under stress while providing quality work and meeting deadlines.

– Experience working with EMu required. Experience working with reporting systems required; knowledge of Crystal Reports preferred.

– Working knowledge of data architectures, metadata standards, imaging, and digital asset management required. Programming experience with php and an understanding of APIs preferred. Experience with Linux/Unix and SQL preferred.

Open to all, the Museum is home to remarkable objects and powerful stories that emerge from its extraordinary expeditions across the world. Discover the cultures of Africa, Asia, the Americas, and the Mediterranean, from the very first cities of the Middle East to the kings of ancient Egypt; from prehistoric Mexico to the lives of Native American communities today. Experience the mystery of the ancient past, gain an understanding of our shared humanity, and find your own place in the arc of human history.

All applicants must apply via the Careers@Penn website

No phone calls or emails.

Special Requirements: Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

About Us

The University of Pennsylvania’s special character is reflected in the diversity of the Penn community. We seek talented faculty and staff who will constitute a vibrant community that draws on the strength that comes with a substantive institutional commitment to diversity along dimensions of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability, veteran status, interests, perspectives, and socioeconomic status. Grounded in equal opportunity, nondiscrimination, and affirmative action, Penn’s robust commitment to diversity is fundamental to the University’s mission of advancing knowledge, educating leaders for all sectors of society, and public service. The University of Pennsylvania prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Affirmative Action Statement: Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.
(Posted 7/29)


Curatorial Assistant, The National Constitution Center, Philadelphia

The Curatorial Assistant plays an integral role on the Center’s Exhibition Team, working closely with both the registrar and the exhibition developer. This includes corresponding with artifact lenders; maintaining records and updating collection databases; preparing loan paperwork and contracts; assisting with the logistics of executing artifact loans and exhibit installations; researching exhibit content, artifacts, images, and media; and assisting with ongoing monitoring and maintenance of gallery spaces. Working in a highly collaborative, fast-paced, multi-disciplinary environment, the Curatorial Assistant should possess the proven ability to communicate effectively with colleagues and lenders, and to follow through with a high level of detail.

Responsibilities & Duties
• Support all aspects of the Exhibits Department’s curatorial, collections management, exhibit development, and gallery maintenance work
• Play an integral role in researching, identifying, and obtaining artifacts for display, as well as developing plans for future artifact rotations
• Assist with logistical aspects of executing artifact loans, including, but not limited to, loan request letters, contracts, shipping, insurance, mount making, photographing of artifacts, and condition reports
• Maintain artifact lists and PastPerfect collection database
• Assist with all aspects of exhibition and artifact installations
• Assist with routine maintenance and monitoring of all galleries, including the cleaning of display components, recording of environmental conditions, notifying the proper staff member of any issues with display components, and assisting with repairs and updates as needed
• Work with the Registrar to create and maintain inventory lists of exhibit components, including casework, hardware, and other equipment
• Assist with organizing, maintaining, and ordering department supplies for aspects of collections management and exhibition work
• Assist with the research and development of exhibits, including, but not limited to, graphic panels and labels, interactives, media, and case layouts
• Assist with image research, maintenance of image databases, and rights and reproduction requests
• Perform other duties as assigned

• Bachelor’s degree required (in History, Public History, Museum Studies, or related subject); Master’s degree preferred
• 1 – 3 years practical experience (may include internships and volunteering) working with museum or archival collections and/or in a curatorial or exhibition department preferred (required if no master’s degree)
• Prior artifact handling experience required
• Ability to manage multiple assignments required
• Strong research skills required
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills required
• Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook required
• Experience with collections management software preferred (in particular, PastPerfect)
• Ability to work weekends, evening hours, or holidays as needed and assigned

All applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, and writing sample. Writing samples must be at least two pages and no more than 15 pages. Academic or public history work, such as a research paper, essay, or blog post, and/or work done in a museum context (i.e. exhibition outline, text for exhibit labels, collection finding aid, etc.) is acceptable.

Physical Demands
• Standing and walking may be required on a frequent basis
• May be required to work in a kneeling, stooping, bending, or prone position for a prolonged period of time on an infrequent basis
• Some light lifting, forty (40) pounds or less, may be required on an infrequent basis

How to Apply:
To apply, please visit
(Posted 7/20)



The National Constitution Center, Director of Institutional Giving, The National Constitution Center, Philadelphia

The Director of Institutional Giving works closely with the Senior Director of Development to maintain and grow the National Constitution Center’s pipeline of institutional donors with an emphasis on foundation support. This position is the organization’s primary grant writer and works in collaboration with the development staff to reach the Center’s annual contributed revenue goal of at least $9M in general operating and restricted support. The Director of Institutional Giving interacts regularly with other members of the leadership staff including the President and CEO and the Vice President of Finance.

The Director of Institutional Giving is the lead grant writer for foundation and government grants and manages an existing portfolio of 50+ institutional donors. In this role, the Director serves as the project manager for major and multi-year grants to ensure timely fulfillment of grant requirements including the project content, budget, and deliverables.

The director also works in close collaboration with all development staff to plan and implement a comprehensive institutional fundraising and stewardship program. This position is responsible for securing support for the Center’s new and existing education programs such as Constitutional Ambassadors and Classroom Exchanges, onsite programming including America’s Town Hall, exhibits, and online digital content including the Interactive Constitution, the cornerstone of the Center’s education initiatives, and other key programs.

The director communicates across all levels of the organization; demonstrating the highest standards of professionalism, protocol awareness, and donor relations in interaction with trustees, individual and institutional donors, and with partners, co-workers, and the general public on a wide-ranging variety of strategic matters.

Responsibilities & Duties
• In consultation with the Senior Director of Development, identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward the National Constitution Center’s pipeline of institutional donors with an emphasis on foundation donors.

• Write letters of intent, grant proposals, and reports for foundation grants and other institutional grants as assigned. Ensure timely submission and compliance with grant guidelines.

• Serve as the project manager for major and multi-year grants to ensure timely fulfilment of grant requirements including the project content, budget and deliverables.

• Manage grant proposal activities and objectives between departments including drafting and submission of interim and final narrative and financial reports.

• Work with other members of the leadership staff including the President and CEO on grant proposals and reports, to strengthen donor relationships, and to plan donor visits.

• Solicit unrestricted and program-specific grants to support new and existing initiatives.

• Attend donor meetings, Center programs and events. Represent and promote the mission of the Center to donors, prospective donors, stakeholders and partners.

• Collaborate with the prospect manager and also conduct independent research to identify new foundation donors. Engage with program officers to cultivate relationships and solicit invitations to submit proposals.

• Maintain confidentiality of records and donor and prospect information in Altru donor management database.

• Bachelor’s degree required
• Strong written and verbal communication skills
• Minimum 5 years experience in development, communications, and/or similar field required
• Proven track record in writing grants that have been successfully funded
• Proficiency in research, interpretation, and analysis of data required
• Experience with word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications required;
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
• Ability to work weekends, evening hours, or holidays as needed and assigned

Physical Demands
• Standing and walking may be required on an infrequent basis
• Some light lifting, twenty (20) pounds or less, may be required on an infrequent basis

How to Apply:
To apply, please visit
(Posted 7/20)


Town Hall Programs Manager, The National Constitution Center, Philadelphia

The Town Hall Programs Manager is responsible for coordinating and executing successful programs presented as part of the museum’s America’s Town Hall speaker series. In this key role, the Town Hall Programs Manager provides administrative support to the Director of Town Hall Programs and assists the museum in delivering high-quality programs with the utmost professionalism. The Manger will manage all logistical aspects of the museum’s onsite programs and assist the Director of Town Hall Programs in coordinating the museum’s traveling programs and debates. The Town Hall Programs Manager also works across departments including the Events, Development, Communications, and Design teams. The Manger interacts well with all levels of public – from event staff to patrons and donors, to high-profile speakers. The Manger will have a strong attention to detail, excellent communications skills, and is a self-starter able to facilitate multiple tasks under deadlines.

Responsibilities & Duties
• Coordinate program logistics including speaker travel and hotel, program timelines, event needs, event staffing, catering, and AV
• Manage speaker communication, including preparing invitations and confirmation letters, distributing prep materials, obtaining required pre-program materials, and thank you letters
• Support the Director of Town Hall Programs with the creation of promotional materials and communications
• Provide administrative support for the department including complimentary ticket requests, website updates, data management, processing speaker reimbursements, and tracking program proposals and speaker invitations
• Help brainstorm speaker and program ideas
• Work onsite and traveling Town Hall programs, including evening programs
• Perform other duties as assigned

• College degree required
• Interest and knowledge of American history or government, and current events
• Proven experience in project management
• Minimum of 1 – 3 years prior experience in program production preferred
• Ability to work across teams and with a variety of constituencies
• Ability to work weekends, evening hours, or holidays as needed and assigned
• Ability to travel as needed and assigned

Physical Demands
• Standing and walking may be required on a frequent basis for an extended period of time
• Some light lifting, twenty (20) pounds or less, may be required on a frequent basis

To apply, please visit
(Posted 7/20)


Assistant Director, Corporate Advancement and Stewardship, Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh

There’s no cultural organization in the world quite like Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh. With a legacy of discovery and outreach dating back to 1895, today we are a family of four diverse, dynamic museums; Carnegie Museum of Art, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Carnegie Science Center, and The Andy Warhol Museum. We’re committed to being inclusive, both onsite and online, and to exploring with our audiences the big ideas and issues of our time.

Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh is interested in candidates who, through their experience and collaborations, will contribute to diversity and excellence of the Carnegie Museums community.

Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh seeks an ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, CORPORATE ADVANCEMENT AND STEWARDSHIP with responsibility for the accurate and efficient writing of contracts and recognition agreements and the timely and successful fulfilment of corporate sponsorship and membership deliverables, including stewardship activities and reporting.

This is a Full-Time Position.

– Bachelor’s degree or equivalent required;
– Three to five years of relevant fundraising, sales, communication or new business development experience required.

– Organizational and project management acumen needed to oversee 70-85 active sponsorships required;
– Highly motivated and driven to thrive in an entrepreneurial environment;
– Strong interpersonal and effective communication skills;
– Ability to deal with people of all levels of seniority and backgrounds, internally and externally;
– Strong attention to detail and a sense of urgency required;
– Familiarity with Raiser’s Edge and event planning a plus.
– Must be able to work weekends and evenings, as needed.

The following PA Act 153 clearances, or proof of application of clearances, are required beginning employment and as a condition of continued employment:

  • Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance
  • Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check
  • FBI Fingerprint Criminal Background Check

Obtaining the required clearances is completed as part of the new hire process.

Carnegie Museums is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minorities / Females / Veterans / Individuals with Disabilities / Sexual Orientation / Gender Identity

Please visit the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh’s employment portal to apply.
(Posted 7/15)


Manger of Public Programs, The James A. Michener Art Museum, Doylestown

The James A. Michener Art Museum is seeking a full-time Manager of Public Programs to join the department of Education. These programs strive to educate and involve the community in the arts and encourage participation in and contributions to the Museum’s mission. This individual provides learning and engagement efforts that put the Museum on the map as a vibrant site of thought-provoking conversation and dialogue. These programs range in scale and include lectures, talks, gallery programs, symposia, artist studio tours, music performances and special events that connect visitors to the Museum’s collection and exhibition programs. This person will work closely with all departments in leading and shaping public programs to be relevant, responsive, and audience focused. This person will create innovative programming, forge partnerships, and grow programs for evolving audiences ranging from young adults to Michener Art Museum’s older adult audiences.

Specifically, you will:

  • Develop and implement programs, including artist talks, lectures, workshops, and a variety of gallery programs.
  • Think creatively to make interdisciplinary connections and weave contemporary viewpoints into programs that explore the Museum’s collection and exhibitions.
  • Collaborate with curatorial and education staff to help shape programmatic offerings around exhibitions, installations, and the permanent collection.
  • Works collaboratively with departments across the Museum to ensure an exemplary visitor program experience
  • Recruit and implement music performers to fulfill the Music at the Michener program

Responsibilities include:

  • Collaborate with the education department staff to plan, present and evaluate Museum programs for diverse audiences.
  • Develop, implement and evaluate public programming for visitors of diverse backgrounds to support the Museum’s mission and strategic planning by creating a wide range of dynamic learning activities that engage and enhance visitors’ understanding and appreciation of the Museum’s collections, exhibitions and art in general through gallery talks, lectures, seminars, panel discussions, museum trips and special events.
  • Work collaboratively with the Curatorial staff to design and implement programs organized in conjunction with changing and permanent exhibitions; identify and engage speakers, including Museum and guest curators, art historians, educators, and artists.
  • Recruit and present a diverse schedule of events under the Music at the Michener category for all ages. Engage and hire performers, identify and build budgets, work together with the Advancement department to secure sponsorships, collaborate with Marketing staff to research target music audiences and press contacts, work with Facilities staff to identify and manage appropriate equipment and event set up requirements.
  • Provide Marketing Department staff yearlong public programming activity at the Museum; prepare and disseminate copy and images through a range of promotional vehicles, including the Museum’s quarterly publication, Museum eblasts, exhibition announcement cards, the Museum website, postcards and flyers, and others as necessary to reach a broad audience base.
  • Represent Public Programs Department perspective on internal Museum staff
  • Manage public programs budgets to ensure proper budget preparation and control for annual and long term goals.
  • Create and nurture partnerships with external stakeholders to further the Museum’s mission and support educational goals and objectives.

Your diverse background includes:

  • Master’s Degree in a museum-related field (preferred), including art history, humanities, museum studies and museum education.
  • 3-5 years of experience in managing and presenting innovative and dynamic public programs in a museum or educational/cultural setting for diverse audiences.
  • Demonstrates strong personnel management, financial management, interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills;
  • A creative, big picture thinker
  • Open to multiple points of view and skilled at dialogue
  • Inspired to bring audiences into conversation with works of art
  • A strong communicator who has excellent verbal and writing skills
  • Energized by working collaboratively; flexible problem solver
  • Experience in directing large and small grant-funded projects and budgets.
  • Engaged in current cultural dialogue
  • Knowledge of current and best practices with Museum public programs and educational programming
  • Excellent project management skills and proficiency with Microsoft Office suite.

Physical requirements:

  • Periodically move throughout Museum facilities
  • Ability to ascend and descend stairs
  • Frequent use of multiple technical equipment and applications

Some evening and weekend hours are required.

This is a full-time position with benefits and a competitive non-profit salary. EOE.

To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and references, to Rebecca Rosen at or mail to James A. Michener Art Museum, Attn: Rebecca Rosen, 138 South Pine Street, Doylestown, PA 18901. No phone calls, please.
(Posted 7/15)

Executive Director, The Frick Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh

The Frick Pittsburgh is seeking an Executive Director to provide the strategic leadership, creativity, management, and direction necessary to advance the mission of The Frick Pittsburgh, and pursue a clear and impactful vision for the organization going forward. Please click here for a full job description and application instructions.
(Posted 6/26)

Posting a job opening with PA Museums

Hiring the best candidate increases your organization’s capacity, and PA Museums is here to help.  We post job openings as a service to our membership and potential membership.  We post positions available in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and sometimes those in neighboring states depending upon a number of variables.  To post a position opening with PA Museums, please feel free to send us your job description that includes any application deadlines, salary information, and how to apply.  We post openings for thirty days, but we are pleased to extend postings at your request. Please email us.