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Assistant Business Manager, Pennsylvania Military Museum, Friends of the Pennsylvania Military Museum, Boalsburg

POSITION DESCRIPTION
Job Title: Assistant Business Manager
Supervisor’s Title: Business Manager
Hours: 33hrs/wk
Wage: $13/hr
Start Time and End Time: 09:30 to 17:00
Days Worked: WED-SUN, evenings as assigned
Probationary Period: 90 Days
Deadline to Apply: May 09, 2019, 5PM EST
Please address application package, including resume, cover letter, and two letters of reference to:
Friends of the Pennsylvania Military Museum
Attn: Business Manager
PO Box 160A
Boalsburg, PA 16827
Or by email – pmmfriendsbusmgr@gmail.com

POSITION PURPOSE:
The Assistant Business Manager is employed by the Friends of the Pennsylvania Military Museum (FPMM), assigned to the Pennsylvania Military Museum. Duties including but are not limited to welcome desk management, gift shop management, membership management, website management, newsletter planning and publishing, social and print media planning and publication, fundraising campaign team member, event team member, misc. purchasing, and volunteer training.

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES
• Welcome Desk Management:
o Staffing the welcome desk, greeting visitors, answering questions, training and scheduling welcome desk volunteers, register operations for both PMM and FPMM, maintenance of the visitor spaces, opening and closing procedures, telephone.
• Gift Shop Management:
o Purchasing, receiving, vendor relations, stocking and merchandizing, store maintenance (including signage, dusting, and vacuuming), stock room maintenance and organization, POS system maintenance, annual inventory management, internet order processing, design of custom items for store.
• Membership Management:
o MMS (Neon) maintenance and operation, communication writing/drafting/mailing, preparation and mailing of membership packets, contact management, process and paperwork tracking.
• Website Management
o Maintain and update website. This may include updates due to unforeseen circumstances outside of the normal hours of work.
• Newsletter Planning and Publishing
o Contact authors/contributors and collect articles and information for the quarterly newsletter, layout and edit using established template, update recurring articles as necessary, proofread, edit, and correct, have printed, distribute through MMS and mail (data extracted from MMS for label formatting, preparation of newsletters for mailing).
• Social and Print Media Planning and Publication
o Photograph and video planning, creation, and editing for Facebook and other outlets as required; planning, creating, and editing printed items that could include: Calendar of Events, brochures, postcards, posters, parking passes, tickets, fundraising materials, banners, letterhead, thank you notes, etc.
• Fundraising Campaign Team Member
o Assist in the planning, scheduling, implementation, and follow-up for all fundraising campaigns and events.
• Event Assistance
o Assist as needed with the planning, execution, and follow-up to all events.
• Misc. Purchasing
o Source, purchase, and receive supplies and materials as requested by Museum staff and associates.
• Volunteer Training
o Recruit, train, and encourage volunteers, collect applications, schedule, manage time reporting.
• Works in conjunction with the FPMM Business Manager.
• Performs other duties as assigned by the Business Manager, FPMM Board of Directors, or Site Administrator.

DECISION MAKING:
Incumbent has authority to answer common questions related to the FPMM events, and volunteerism. All questions
pertaining to museum policy, partnerships, fundraising, collections management, and similar matters are to be referred to
museum administrative staff.

REQUIREMENTS PROFILE:
1. Driver’s License
2. Pass a State Police Criminal Background Check
3. Random drug screening

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
1. Use locks and keys.
2. Use phone and voicemail systems.
3. Work without direct supervision.
4. Communicate clearly verbally and in writing.
5. Use of Microsoft Office Suite programs.
6. Use a computer and maintain and update electronic records.
7. Develop and maintain effective working relationships with people of all ages and backgrounds.
8. Lifts packages and materials of moderate weight, from floor level and above shoulder height, up to 30lbs.
9. Uses basic mathematics to reconcile purchases, monitor budgets and allotments, and related operations.
(Posted 4/25)

Curator of Fine Arts, Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, Bedford

FLSA STATUS: Exempt

MISSION STATEMENT:
SAMA exists to preserve, exhibit and advance American art and is dedicated to making its programs and activities accessible to the people of southwestern area of central Pennsylvania. By establishing and maintaining a museum of art and by providing programs and activities of a public, charitable, civic, cultural, literary, and educational nature, the Museum serves the people of the region. Charged with the development, maintenance, and perpetuation of a permanent collection, the Museum mounts exhibitions designed to evoke an interest in and understanding and appreciation of American Art. As well, it serves as a repository for distinctive collections.

OVERALL PURPOSE OF JOB:
This position is responsible to perform the Museum’s curator responsibilities including development and care for the Museum’s permanent collection; plan for, prepare and oversee Museum exhibits; write and assist with grant proposals; assist with the Museum’s education and experiential programs; provide training in the appropriate handling and care of works of art; act as the Museum’s representative in the community.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF JOB: (other duties may be assigned)

1. Assist with and oversee exhibitions throughout the institution and work with satellite coordinators in planning site exhibitions.
▪ Schedule and coordinate an advance calendar of exhibitions for the museums
▪ Meet deadlines regarding the exhibition calendar.
▪ Create and collaborate on exhibition promotional material
▪ Research interpretive materials for exhibitions and the permanent collection
▪ Collaborate with Exhibition, Acquisition and Development Committees of Board of Trustees to ensure best practices and innovation
2. Write and/or assist with writing grant proposals to address the needs of the Museum and/or exhibitions and/or programs/projects.
▪ Secure funding from external sources to support Museum programs, projects and needs.
▪ Collaborate with Exhibition Committee of Board of Trustees to identify and secure funding sources
3. Provide didactic materials and educational activities for all exhibitions
▪ Develop accurate and timely information and materials to support exhibitions and educational programs.
▪ Cooperate with Educational Coordinator on development of information and materials to support educational and experiential initiatives.
▪ Collaborate with Exhibition and Outreach Committee of Board of Trustees to identify best practices and innovation
4. Assist in the design, writing and production of exhibition catalogues
▪ Write related essays
▪ Supply to Community Affairs Coordinator exhibition listings
▪ Provide other information as required to Community Affairs Coordinator
5. Provide education and training in the appropriate handling and care of works of art to museum personnel, including interns, volunteers, part-time and temporary employees
▪ Conduct training sessions for museum employees in conjunction with Exhibition Committee Meeting
6. Supervise museum employees when handling and caring for works of art
▪ Plan, organize, direct, coordinate, communicate, lead museum personnel
7. Act as the Museum’s representative in the community
▪ Promote activities of the institution
▪ Prepare and present, in collaboration with education coordinator, lectures as well as educational material
as it relates to Museum exhibitions and programs.
▪ Participate in Museum events including the Gala, Garden Party and Fashion Show
▪ Attend exhibit openings and related events

OTHER DUTIES OF THE JOB:
1. Assist with ordering supplies
2. Prepare correspondence as needed
3. Perform other duties as assigned or required.

SUPERVISION GIVEN TO THE FOLLOWING DEPARTMENTS:
This position has direct supervisory responsibility for Collections Management and/or Exhibitions Intern

SUPERVISION RECEIVED FROM:
Supervision is typically received from the Executive Director

MENTAL DEMANDS TYPICAL OF THIS POSITION:
Ability to manage multiple projects/tasks, Provide close attention to detail, Utilize creativity, Meet frequent
deadlines, Work closely with others, Maintain a high level of record keeping/routine paperwork, Compare
and evaluate works of art.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS TYPICAL OF THIS POSITION:
Frequently Incurred (Between 25% – 75% of time on job)
Ability to sit, Ability to stand, Ability to walk, Ability to climb stairs, Ability to communicate orally and in
writing, Ability to lift between 10 and 50 pounds, Ability to carry up to 50 pounds,
Occasionally Incurred (Less than 25% of time on job)
Ability to reach at high and low levels

WORKING CONDITIONS TYPICAL OF THIS POSITION:
Occasionally Incurred (Less than 25% of time on job)
Exposure to intermittent noise
Occasionally work more than 40 hours.

PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT TYPICAL OF THIS POSITION:
Occasionally Incurred (Less than 25% of time on job)
Use of eye protection and gloves.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Education
M.A. Art History or related major required; Ph.D. in the art field preferred; Strong academic focus on 20th
Century American Art History.
Experience/Training
One (1) to Three (3) years curatorial experience

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES TYPICAL OF THIS POSITION:

Problem Solving Skills
Ability to apply common sense and follow simple written or oral instructions.
Communication Skills
Ability to write essays, grant proposals and related exercises
Ability to read and comprehend general written correspondence, i.e., instructions, manuals, rules, etc.
Ability to write routine and general business correspondence, reports, etc.
Ability to establish and maintain effective work relationships.
Ability to discuss and respond to questions or complaints.
Ability to present to a group
Math Skills
Ability to calculate rate, ratio, percentage, discount, commission, etc.
Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, and ratios to practical situations
Computer Knowledge
Word Processing Software
Spreadsheet Software
Internet/E-mail
Desktop Publishing
Digital camera and associated programs.
Other Characteristics
Documentation and observation skills
Strong organizational skills
Ability to compare and evaluate works of art
Ability to research interpretive materials
Ability to follow established confidentiality policy
Ability to follow established safety standards
Ability to use various office equipment, i.e., copier, fax, shredder, printer, etc.
Working knowledge of applicable regulations

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The
requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations
may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Pay range: $35,000 – 45,000

To apply, please email a cover letter, resume or CV and 2 writing samples to vhouser@sama-art.org

(Posted 4/24)

Archivist & Librarian, Lebanon County Historical Society, Lebanon

The Lebanon County Historical Society, a non-profit 501(c)(3), is seeking an individual to fill the position of Archivist & Librarian. This is a position that entails a 32-hour work week and is paid on an hourly wage basis. The mission of the Lebanon County Historical Society is to collect, exhibit, interpret, preserve, and publish the history of the Lebanon Valley. The Society shall accomplish this mission through its museums, libraries, archives, publications, programs, and historic sites. The Society shall hold its collections in trust for the community and recognizes its responsibility to educate and inform the public about the history of the Lebanon Valley and make its holdings reasonably accessible to the public.

Responsibilities

  • Continue the organization, preservation and description of manuscript collections to ensure long-term access of manuscript collections by processing collection according to best archival practices including expansion of existing catalog and updating entries into CollectiveAccess database (https://lebanon.whirlihost.com/)
  • Analyzing contents of collections for proper arrangement, description and improving organizational storage of collection
  • Accession and deaccession materials as needed per museum/library standards
  • Handle requests and correspondence from historical and genealogical researchers via standard and electronic mail
  • Continue digitalization of documents and images to further preserve the collection
  • Organize, coordinate, and direct the activities of volunteers/interns
  • Other related duties

Education

  • Master’s degree in library or information science, public history, history, or coursework pertaining to collections management, records management, or archives

OR A

Bachelor’s degree in a related field and relevant work experience of at least one to three years is required.

Qualifications

  • Thorough knowledge of best archival practices for appraisal, preservation, arrangement, description, and outreach
  • Understanding of descriptive systems and principles, national standards, archival ethics, and digitization methodologies and metadata standards
  • Ethics and integrity, and sound professional judgment
  • Excellent customer service skills; including establishing, building, and maintaining internal and external customer satisfaction
  • Ability to interact courteously with researchers
  • Ability to analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing
  • Ability to compile and analyze data and reports
  • Ability to input collections data accurately and consistently
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a team setting
  • Ability to work in an environment that requires frequent walking, standing, lifting, carrying, collection shifting and exposure to dust

Preferred qualifications

  • Experience in conducting genealogical and local history research
  • Ability to write and edit articles for publication in quarterly newsletter
  • Familiarity with Lebanon Valley region, Pennsylvania Dutch culture, industrial & business history, and local schools, churches, and other organizations

Interested applicants should e-mail resume and cover letter to office@lchsociety.org or send the requested materials to the Lebanon County Historical Society, 924 Cumberland Street, Lebanon, PA 17042
(Posted 4/23)

Visitor Center Coordinator, Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village, Avella

About Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village operates in association with the Senator John Heinz History Center, an affiliate of the Smithsonian in Pittsburgh and Pennsylvania’s largest history museum. Meadowcroft, a National Historic Landmark, is the oldest site of human habitation in North America and features a massive rock overhang used by the region’s earliest inhabitants for shelter as early as 19,000-years-ago. Meadowcroft’s 19th century village features a covered bridge, one-room schoolhouse, blacksmith shop, church, and two log houses that create a charming country village setting. The 18th century frontier trading post emphasizes the period of European contact and the impact of the fur trade. The 16th century Indian Village includes wigwams, recreated prehistoric artifacts, and hands-on activities related to American Indian agriculture. Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village is located in Avella, Pa., Washington County, within an hour’s drive of Pittsburgh, Wheeling, W.Va., and Steubenville, Ohio.

The Senator John Heinz History Center, the largest history museum in Pennsylvania and an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, is seeking a full-time Visitor Center Coordinator for the Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village located in Avella, PA. The Visitor Center Coordinator’s primary responsibility is to oversee the front of house operations at Meadowcroft, providing excellent customer service to ensure that every visitor has an enjoyable experience that exceeds his or her expectations. Excellent customer service includes friendly and welcoming interaction through all phone, electronic, and face to face contact with the public; a positive admissions and/or group reservation process and maintaining an engaging museum store. This position coordinates the visitor center and museum shop operations, working within the annual budget to establish quality service, ensure the quality of merchandise/food, and to increase earned income from sales.

Additional tasks include providing administrative support for the Meadowcroft Director. Successful candidate must be able to work as part of a team while maintaining a high level of hospitality, courtesy, and professionalism with all guests and fellow employees.

This is a full-time position. In addition to a weekday schedule, successful candidates must be available on weekends. This position reports to the Director at Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village.

Requirements

High school diploma, bachelor’s degree desired, but not essential, willing to acquire general knowledge of American History.
One-year experience in customer relations, preferably within a museum environment.
Selected candidate must possess excellent verbal communication skills and extraordinary customer service skills. Must be familiar with point-of-sale systems and be proficient with Microsoft Office Suite and the ability to learn new software as necessary.
Pennsylvania Act 33/34/114 clearances.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or disability Minorities encouraged to apply.

Qualified applicants should apply https://www.heinzhistorycenter.org/about/work-with-us or submit a cover letter (including salary requirements) and resume to: Renee Falbo, Director of Human Resources Senator John Heinz History Center 1212 Smallman Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(Posted 4/22)

Facilities Maintenance Technician, York County History Center, York

The York County History Center, a cultural non-profit located in downtown York, PA, seeks a motivated Facilities Maintenance Technician to support the organization’s transformation into a significant county-wide and regional cultural destination. The History Center owns and operates museums, historic properties, a replica Court House and murals. The Facilities Maintenance Technician will report to the Director of Facilities and will play a key role in the maintenance of these facilities. Responsibilities include custodial work, property maintenance, meeting & event set-up and tear-down, and assisting in various museum and facility projects.

Candidates will have experience in a building maintenance or construction field. Knowledge of the maintenance of historic properties is desired. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with a team, and manage multiple projects is key to a successful candidacy.

This is a full-time position with benefits. Candidates must have a valid PA driver’s license and be able to lift up to 40 – 50 lbs. Backgrounds checks are required.

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. By May 1st, please submit a cover letter, resume, and three references to: Facilities Maintenance Technician Search, York County History Center, 250 E. Market St., York, PA 17403. Electronic submissions are welcome at ssmith@yorkhistorycenter.org. No phone calls, please. www.yorkhistorycenter.org
(Posted 4/16)

Executive Director, Berks History Center, Reading

The Executive Director serves in the capacity of chief executive and is responsible for the overall operations of the Berks History Center (BHC) (including the Berks History Museum and Henry Janssen Library), and reports directly to the Board of Trustees with all the rights, responsibilities, and benefits as described in the Personnel Manual. The Executive Director is responsible for overseeing the administration, programs and strategic plan of the BHC. Other key duties include fundraising, marketing, and community outreach.

The Executive Director is responsible for seeing that the tasks listed below are handled in an appropriate manner, whether directly or through delegation to members of the administrative staff. The tasks listed below may not be all inclusive of the Executive Director’s responsibilities.

Leadership

  • Participate with Board of Trustees and others as deemed necessary in developing a vision and strategic plan to guide the BHC
  • Identify, assess, and inform the Board of Trustees of internal and external issues that affect the BHC
  • Act as a professional advisor to the Board of Trustees on all aspects of the BHC activities
  • Foster effective team work between the Board and the Executive Director and between the Executive Director, staff, and committees
  • Conduct official correspondence on behalf of the Board and jointly with the Board when appropriate
  • Represent BHC at community activities to enhance the organization’s community profile
  • Bring new candidates to the Board’s Nominating Committee for Trustee consideration

Board

  • Carries out the policies and directives of the Board of Trustees and furthers the goals of the BHC
  • Provides guidance and supports the Board of Trustees in effectively discharging their responsibilities
  • Attends all Board and Committee meetings
  • Works with the Board on Long Range Plans
  • Prepares monthly reporttoBoard

Development

  • Manage the effort for the Board and Development Committee in seeking financial contributions and in-kind support
  • Prepares and submits or supervises the preparation and submission of grant applications and supporting documentation
  • Ensures that grants are spent in accordance with grant guidelines and that all reporting requirements are met
  • Ensures that all financial contributions and in-kind support are acknowledged as may be required by law or is otherwise appropriate
  • Ensures that complete and accurate records are kept of all financial contributions and in-kind support
  • Oversees Special Events Committees

Marketing, Programs and Publications (Institutional Marketing vs. Program Marketing)

  • Oversee public awareness and interest in the organization through marketing, advertising, social media activity, and publicity of the BHC exhibits, programs, and special
  • Works with staff to prepare NewsBits, The Historical Review, all Membership Updates, and the History Center Happenings
  • Oversees all publications bearing the imprint of the BHC
  • Works with Staff to develop annual programs Museum, Education, and Library
  • Oversees the maintenance and general welfare of the library and museum collections
  • Oversees the fulfillment and interpretation of The Collections Management Policies, as well as the curatorial activities pertaining to the museum and library
  • Oversees the acquisition of artifacts and collections
  • Oversees all Museum and Library exhibits
  • Directs all events and programs associated with the Henry Janssen Library and the Museum
  • Oversees Volunteer program and manages Volunteer Handbook

Personnel and Staff

  • Recruits, hires, supervises, reviews, evaluates, and disciplines all staff members
  • Administers personnel policies
  • Conducts regular staff meetings
  • Responsible for professional development of staff and self

Finance

  • Works with Finance Committee and Treasurer on developing and managing an annual budget
  • Interacts regularly with the Treasurer
  • Monitors and authorizes expenditures in accordance with the budget
  • Oversees preparation of monthly financial statements as defined by the Board, for the Board’s review and approval
  • Approves payment of all bills and invoices in accordance with the budget
  • Ensures that accurate books and financial accounts are maintained
  • Ensures that the Board and the BHC carries appropriate and adequate insurance coverage and that the Board and Staff understand the terms, conditions, and limitations of the insurance coverage
  • Oversees the purchase and implementation of the Health Benefits Plan for eligible employees
  • Responsible for all Physical grounds and Buildings Community Relations
  • Directs and/or coordinates advocacy activities at local, state, and federal levels
  • Monitors Legislative activity that affects the BHC
  • Establishes and maintains good working relationships and collaborative arrangements with community groups, funders, politicians, and other organizations to help achieve the goals of the BHC

Qualifications:

A graduate degree is preferred. Experience in business management and budget development is important.  Museum and library management, a plus. Knowledgeable in grant writing and fundraising.

Curatorial and written communicative skills and an interest in education are important. Must be able to speak to groups and have a proven record of working with volunteers. Experience in the latest exhibit techniques a plus.

Computer Skills:

Microsoft office, MS Windows, and industry specific software.

This job description does not create a contract of employment for is it intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities. All employees accept the responsibility of performing any and all duties required by the BHC.

The salary range for this position is $65,000 to $75,000.

Resumes of qualified candidates may be directed to BHCED2019@gmail.com.
(Posted 4/11)

 

PT Occasional Gallery Technician, 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.

The GALLERY TECHNICIAN is responsible for performing a wide variety of tasks related to exhibit troubleshooting, repair and documentation of electronics and lighting systems and assisting with computer installation and maintenance. Some exhibit installation & fabrication, electrical maintenance and repair including assisting with carpentry fabrication. Includes weekend work and evenings.

This is a Part-Time, Occasional Position.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Technical or high school graduate or GED equivalent.  Familiarity with computer systems and maintenance, or practical knowledge of exhibits installation or equivalent experience.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES:  Working understanding of repair and installation of lighting, electronics and exhibits.  Ability to research and learn new techniques and materials quickly.  Familiarity with based curatorial/conservation practices a plus.  basic web research and documentation abilities.

MACHINES AND EQUIPMENT: Hand and power tools of varying size, shop tools, electrical testing equipment, electronic equipment, computers, audio-visual, multimedia equipment, and lighting.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Lift and move equipment weighing up to 75 lbs; work in confined spaces; work with hands over head for extended periods of time; work on lifts, ladders and catwalks in high environments; use hand tools and hand-held power tools.

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES:
– Installs and monitors exhibit lighting systems and some computerized and electronics components;
– Performs maintenance and general repair of exhibit lighting and electrical functions as well as computer components;
– Troubleshoots faulty exhibits, determines and executes action required or refers to appropriate technical staff;
– Assists with cleaning and upkeep of MNH exhibits with emphasis on dioramas and interactive exhibit components;
– Assists with installation and de-installation of all in-house and traveling exhibits;
– Required to perform in high-level environment, operating construction equipment, observing appropriate safety measures;
– Executes and documents preventive maintenance schedule for electrical systems and participates in formulating maintenance procedures;
– Must be available to work weekends, or portions of weekends, to start up, monitor and respond to service calls for various exhibit components.

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’ employment portal to apply.
(Posted 4/11)

Collections Manager and Registrar, The Science History Institute, Philadelphia

The Science History Institute is recruiting for the full-time position of Collections Manager & Registrar.  The Collections Manager and Registrar will be responsible for overseeing the growth, care, management and usage of the Institute’s collections of art, objects and ephemera.  The Collections Manager and Registrar will also be responsible for the acquisition, registration, cataloging, environmental control, loan processing, database management, on- and off-site storage maintenance and object rehousing.

The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:

• Master’s degree in history, museum studies, or an MLIS, with three to five years of professional work experience in a museum or collections-based institution, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Demonstrated knowledge of museum principles, concepts, methodologies, techniques and procedures.  Must have knowledge of correct object handling procedures to include the safe storage, display, transport, management and security of objects.  Knowledge of safe handling of hazardous materials is preferred.
• Experience working with collections management software systems.  Knowledge of PastPerfect is preferred.
• Experience with exhibition installation and deinstallation.
• Working knowledge of collections digitization.
• Valid driver’s license is preferred.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills, as well as acute attention to detail.

Education Level:
Bachelor’s Degree (Master’s Degree preferred.)

To be considered for this position, please send cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references to:CMR2019@sciencehistory.org

– Science History Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer –
(Posted 4/11)

Digital Marketing Manager, Penn Museum, Philadelphia

Reporting to the Director of Marketing and Communications, the Digital Marketing Manager provides strategic and tactical management of several key digital marketing initiatives for the Museum. Duties are varied and include organic and paid social media activity; content management for website (editing copy and images in accordance with brand guidelines and submitting to digital media producer for posting); email marketing; SEO and SEM; image database management (including occasional digital photography); and organizing social media intern and volunteer support. Requires some evening and weekend hours, both onsite and offsite.

BA/BS and 3-5 years related job experience or equivalent combination of education and experience required. Exceptional writing, editing, and digital marketing skills are required. Must be collaborative, collegial, and possess a strong work ethic. Experience working in a museum or arts setting and a personal interest in art, archaeology, and/or anthropology is strongly preferred.

Please click here to apply.
(Posted 4/11)

Various positions, Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh

There are a number of full and part time positions available at the Childrens’ Museum of Pittsburgh.

Please visit their jobs page here.
(Posted 4/11)

 

VP for Development, Allentown Art Museum, Allentown

The Vice President for Development is responsible for developing, implementing, managing, and evaluating all aspects of annual and long-term fundraising for the Allentown Art Museum. The position reports to the President and CEO of the Museum and is a member of the Museum’s senior management team. The position is responsible for providing the leadership and support for achieving the AAMLV’s fundraising goals, including efforts to build membership; individual giving; corporate and foundation giving; and governmental support. The position is also responsible for engaging multiple constituencies in ongoing fundraising activities as well as developing new initiatives and strategies for resource development. Working from existing fundraising plan that is based on the institution strategic plan, work in conjunction with the president and CEO, the development staff and the board to implement the plan while laying the groundwork for an expanded plan in FY 2020.

The position will establish and maintain strong, collaborative working relationships with varied internal and external constituencies to ensure meeting revenue goals. The individual will work to further define and advance the case for support; set new levels of expectations for fundraising and stewardship; evaluate and augment existing annual and major giving efforts; and articulate clear and achievable goals for development and donor relations, as well as lead and inspire the staff to meet and exceed departmental development expectations. The position is expected to not only manage the development plan but be actively engaged with the Museum’s President and CEO and with the Board in the solicitation of funds and the stewardship of donors.

Essential Job Functions

Administrative

  • Lead and manage the Museum’s efforts to meet all annual, programmatic, and capital fundraising goals.
  • Develop a comprehensive institutional strategic development plan and effective fund development programs.
  • Provide staff leadership to the Development Committee of the Board of Trustees and attend all relevant Board committee meetings; Work with the Board of Trustees’ Development Chair to ensure the board is properly and effectively engaged in the work of the development office.
  • Coordinate all fundraising activities with the museum’s finance department to ensure accuracy of development records and deposits; adhere to protocols established by audit standards;
  • Provide leadership and input on annual budget planning.
  • Oversee implementation of all communication and fundraising databases for communication, mailings and development. Oversee the institution’s CRM, Altru, for the tracking, cultivating and stewarding prospects and donors.
  • Responsible for tracking and filing multi-year campaign pledge and payment documentation and communication.

Development

  • Provide strategic vision, planning and management of all fundraising including but not limited to: Annual Fund; Endowment enhancement and Capital needs; Planned Giving; Matching, and in-kind gifts; Corporate and Individual Sponsorships; Grant requests and awards; Membership and, Donor research,
  • Working with the Grants Manager to develop grant proposals to corporate, foundation, and government funders; oversee and ensure evaluation and final reporting of secured grants.
  • Conceptualize, implement, and evaluate effective solicitation strategies and participate in the cultivation and solicitation of major gifts from individual donors, corporations and foundations.
  • Manage the Museum’s high-level donor circles, including the Kress Society, and coordinate related special event programming.
  • Generate support for capital projects for the museum campus and operating support for museum exhibitions, programs, communication strategies, and endowments.
  • Staff and work in partnership with the Board of Trustees Development Committee.
  • Ensure the creation of synergies between marketing and development at all levels of the museum staff and within the community.

Membership

  • Oversee successful planning and management of the Museum’s membership program.
  • Supervise creation of marketing materials as needed.
  • Manage aspects of fundraising programs such as patron cultivation and management of benefits.
  • Responsible for all audience tracking and analysis.
  • Ensure initiatives to engage younger and more diverse audiences.

Supervisory and Collaborative Responsibilities

  • Supervise a staff of three.
  • Ensure collaborative relationships with all members of the Senior Staff and staff throughout the Museum.
  • Work with, provide support for, and collaborate with the Museum’s fundraising and campaign consultants
  • Provide leadership to all volunteer organizations raising money for the Museum including SOTA, Circle 31, the Cocktails and Collecting Committee, and the Gala Committee.
  • Establish positive relationships with all Museum stakeholders and constituents.

Education and Experience

The successful candidate will possess, preferably, a Master’s degree from an accredited university with 7 or more years of professional fundraising experience within a museum or similarly complex not-for-profit institution or an equivalent combination of education and experience, with an established record of donor development operations experience. Candidates should have a successful track record of securing sponsorships, membership growth, major individual, corporate, and foundation gifts, and experience managing multiple campaigns, including capital, endowment, and special project campaigns, and initiatives.

Knowledge, Skills and Ability Requirements

The ideal candidate must possess a drive to set and meet fundraising goals and have a strong commitment to quality work and high productivity with close attention to detail.

The ability to manage people effectively and able to multitask is essential. Must possess excellent donor relations skills. Must possess keen analytical skills and have experience with prospect research and reporting methods. Can work with multiple constituencies and provide leadership to the Board and Volunteer support to ensure success.

Proficient in Microsoft Office and Altru is highly desirable. Ability to handle confidential records and sensitive donor information with discretion. Excellent research, writing, editing and verbal communication skills. Able to work independently and as part of a team. Proven organizational skills with ability to manage and complete multiple short-term and long-term tasks and responsibilities. Flexible to work weekday evenings and weekends for meetings and special events.

Please click here to apply.
(Posted 4/11)

Curatorial Assistant, 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 CURATORIAL ASSISTANT works closely with the curator of Decorative Arts & Design to ensure that the department functions effectively and efficiently. In collaboration with the curator, s/he assists in compiling research and writing for the department’s collections, exhibitions, and acquisitions. The Curatorial Assistant is responsible for general administrative work for the department. S/he works with the curator to develop an appropriate distribution of responsibilities for exhibitions, gallery rotations, and special projects.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:Requires a bachelor’s degree (master’s degree preferred) in art history or a related field. Preference will be given to candidates with education and/or experience in the history of decorative arts, design, or material culture. At least one year prior work experience in a museum or comparable organization is preferred. Experience with art handling in a museum setting is a plus.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Candidate must have initiative to undertake and complete tasks and projects as they arise, to contribute intellectually to the content of exhibitions and permanent collection installations, and to coordinate and make recommendations for improving the overall functioning of the department.  Requires strong research and analytical skills, ability to work collaboratively and collegially with staff and to interface diplomatically with donors and professionals in the field. S/he must be highly organized, and able to work both independently and as a productive member of an interdisciplinary team. Outstanding written and oral communication skills are essential. S/he must be proficient in Microsoft Office programs, including Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, and PowerPoint, as well as with Internet-based research. Expected to gain familiarity with KE Emu, CMOA’s collection management system.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Work is primarily sedentary in nature. Some out-of-town travel and occasional evening and weekend work may be required.

REPORTS Interns, otherwise N/A

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES:
 – Assists with creating, developing, and maintaining exhibition checklists, object labels, and other gallery texts, including interactive and/or educational materials;
– With the curator, coordinates the acquisition process with galleries/auction houses/donors, registrars, conservators, and other departments, as necessary;
– Researches and contributes to the writing and preparation of acquisition reports;
– Develops proficiency with museum’s collections management system; inputs and updates information and generates reports and other documents using the system;
– Working with the curator, registrars, and other departments, helps to facilitate loan requests made of or by the department;
– Fields internal and external questions regarding the department’s collections and directs inquiries to appropriate curators; follows up as required. Handles written correspondence as directed by the curator;
– Assists in compiling research and writing for the department’s collections and exhibitions ;
– Sorts, files, and maintains records, correspondence, and other documents. In consultation with the curator, implements improvements to the systems as required. In accordance with accepted procedures, destroys outdated file materials or transfers them to inactive storage;
– Manages departmental interns;
– Prepares outgoing mail and interdepartmental correspondence for delivery;

– Tracks budgets and maintains accurate records of all departmental expenses; checks records against monthly statements; resolves discrepancies; and produces reports as required;
– Verifies, codes, and processes invoices, check requests, travel and entertainment reimbursements, and wire transfers in a timely manner;
– Manages curator’s appointment schedules, travel arrangements, and itineraries;
– Manages arrangements for visits by artists, advisors, designers, and other professionals;
– Orders books as required;
– With the curator, manages departmental libraries.

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’ employment portal to apply.
(Posted 4/11)

Guest Service Associate, The Museum of the American Revolution, Philadelphia

The Guest Service Assistants (GSAs) is responsible for a successful guest experience in the Museum.   Must provide a high level of customer service and satisfaction to ensure an excellent experience for all guests and are responsible for a broad range of activities including selling tickets and memberships, overseeing access control, engaging with guests in the exhibit spaces, handling questions and complaints, monitor guest compliance with Museum safety/guest or protocols, and facilitating entry/egress from theaters.  The GSA report to the Manager of  Guest Services.

Primary Responsibilities:

• Provide superior guest service to all guests   • Project a positive image, serving as an ambassador for the museum  • Maintain proper cashier operations by following policies and procedures; reporting needed changes  • Relay accurate information about planned programs and events  • Be friendly and outgoing  • Handle customer service issues/questions in a professional, polite, and positive manner  • Actively participate in all provided training classes and properly implement newly learned skills  • Ensure that the Museum’s rules and safety protocols are followed   • Following established protocols, open/close building and areas within the Museum as scheduled; carry out light housekeeping and cleaning duties as outlined for each area throughout the day  • Other duties as assigned

Experience/ Skills:

• General interest in the American Revolution  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment and interface effectively with visitors in both conveying information and listening to their questions/complaints  • Be open to multiple points of view and avenues for problem solving   • Must be able to walk, stand and interact with the public for long periods of time  • Be well organized and thorough with close attention to detail and follow-through  • Act as a team player who works well with others and shows courtesy and respect to colleagues  • Be willing to assume responsibility   • Must be able to work a flexible schedule to include weekends, holidays and special events.  • Outgoing personality and enthused to interact with guests and colleagues  • 1-3 years of front line customer service experience  • Experience in another museum or related attraction strongly preferred

Education Level:

Associate or Bachelor of Arts degree or be in the process of securing a college degree

The Museum of the American Revolution (www.AmRevMuseun.org) is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume and three professional references to employment@amrevmuseum.org
(Posted 4/11)

PT Store Clerk, Pennsylvania Trolley Museum, Washington

For Us, It’s a Mission: Our mission is to communicate the story of Pennsylvania’s Trolley Era to a diverse audience through the preservation, interpretation, and use of its collection of electric railway and railroad equipment, associated artifacts and photo/document archives, and to ensure that its visitors have an enjoyable and rewarding educational experience. Over the past 10 years, the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum (PTM) has seen tremendous visitor growth, with over 31,000 people walking through PTM’s doors each year. In order to more effectively connect with our visitors and provide them with a more rewarding educational experience, we plan to build a new integrated, immersive complex that will significantly expand our education programs and serve as our new “front door”. If you believe in building an enjoyable and rewarding educational experience and have a passion for making great things happen, we want to talk to you.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Perform tickets sales, store merchandise sales and other activities in relation to regular museum operations, special events, tours and fieldtrips.

As part of this responsibility, this position will:

  • Greet visitors and provide information about the museum (tour schedule, ticket prices, etc.)
  • Provide excellent Customer Service
  • Process tickets sales and store merchandise sales transactions including

credit card processing.

  • Assist museum visitors, answering questions and assisting in the

resolution of any visitor related problems or concerns.

  • Interact, via radio (Walkie-Talkie) or in-person, with dispatchers, operators

and docents in support of rides, tours and other visitor related activities.

  • Perform minor janitorial duties to insure that the museum’s public areas

are kept in a neat and clean condition. This responsibility includes restocking of restroom supplies, and addressing cleanliness issues (trash, spills, etc.) that might occur.

  • Perform regular supervision of exhibit areas including, but not limited to: Trolley Operator Simulator and Visitor Orientation Video.
  • Answer the telephone including providing callers with information about museum activities (hours of operation, etc.)
  • Provide support and supervision to volunteers working in the Museum store.
  • Fill in for other duties as assigned during events.
  • Perform other duties that are consistent with the position.

POSITION CHARACTERISTICS:

This is a part-time, casual, non-exempt position with days and hours scheduled based upon the needs of the museum. A guaranteed minimum number of hours IS NOT a characteristic of this position.

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Ability to work with the public in a visitor/retail environment.
  • Ability to work closely with volunteers.
  • Technological literacy demonstrated through a working knowledge of Windows

based personnel computer technology.

  • Good verbal communication skills.
  • The ability to follow verbal and or written instructions.
  • Must comply to Museum Clearance and Background policies.
  • Prior register and cash handling experience is preferred. Training will be provided for the Point of Sale System.

REQUIREMENTS TO BE HIRED AND TO MAINTAIN THE POSITION:

  • The Store Clerk will be required to maintain a Business Casual appearance. A nametag will be provided. The Store Clerk is expected to maintain a neat and clean appearance that is consistent with a retail/visitor services environment.
  • Have reliable transportation so as to be able to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position at the museum and at our locations where activities relating to the museum might occur.
  • Have a flexible schedule that allows the Store Clerk to work during periods (including weekends and evenings) that is consistent with the Museum’s schedule of events.

Job Type: Part-time

Experience:

  • Customer Service: 1 year (Required)
  • Cash Register: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Cash Handling: 1 year (Preferred)

Hours per week:

  • 20-29

Work needed:

  • Weekends
  • Holidays
  • Evenings

Typical start time:

  • 9AM

Typical end time:

  • 5PM

To apply, visit
https://www.indeed.com/jobs?q=Pennsylvania%20Trolley%20Museum&l&vjk=e256870a8859dea9

Or email resume directly to: visitorservices@patrolley.org
(Posted 4/10)

NAWCC Store Manager & Events Coordinator, National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors, Inc., Columbia

The National Association of Watch & Clock Collectors, Inc. seeks an energetic multi-tasker to manage all day-to-day operations of the NAWCC Gift Shop. This self-directed, detail-oriented individual makes procurement recommendations, handles admission sales, provides initial member and visitor experience consistent with the mission of the NAWCC and National Watch and Clock Museum.  This individual is also responsible for managing facility rentals, planning and executing museum events, including acquiring vendors, volunteers, supplies, and promotion of events.

This role is 100% on-site in Columbia, PA. This is a full-time position (39 hours/week) with benefits.

Qualifications and Responsibilities

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Outstanding work ethic.
  • Strong computer skills, especially Microsoft Office and database skills.
  • Supervise/schedule store staff and volunteers.
  • Serve as point of contact for event caterers and planners.
  • Responsible for evening and weekend special events and rentals.

Education & Experience – Required

  • Museum store and/or gift shop experience with a high level of personal responsibility.
  • Inventory management.
  • Exceptional customer service skills, with a strong ability to interact with the public in a hospitable and responsive manner.
  • Highly organized with a strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to handle objects of various shapes and sizes, lifting for merchandise placement.
  • Excellent PC/Microsoft Windows applications skills.
  • Basic accounting skills.
  • Familiarity with social media platforms.
  • High school diploma.

Experience – Preferred

  • Experience with Point of Sale system.
  • Experience and aptitude for creative merchandising.

Email resume to careers@nawcc.org and jbyers@nawcc.org.
(Posted 4/5)

Advertising and Education Coordinator, National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors, Inc., Columbia

The National Association of Watch & Clock Collectors, Inc. seeks an energetic multi-tasker to coordinate in-house advertising and educational offerings. This self-directed, detail-oriented individual reviews, organizes, and processes copy, assets, and financial information for print and on-line advertising. They also schedule and manage on-site classes and instructors, receive and distribute resource material, communicate class details to multiple audiences, and assist students with registration and payment.

This role is 100% on-site in Columbia, PA. This is a full-time, salary position (39 hours/week) with benefits. There is also the opportunity to earn commission on new advertising revenue generated.

Knowledge and Abilities

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Efficient time management skills.
  • High level of organization and attention to detail.
  • Outstanding work ethic; self-directed.
  • Ability to respond in a professional manner to inquiries or complaints from members and the general public.
  • Strong computer skills, especially Microsoft Office and database skills.
  • Professional demeanor.
  • Commitment to staying up-to-date regarding policies and practices in fields related to this position and the NAWCC.

Education

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred, but a combination of an Associate’s degree and 2–3 years’ experience will be considered.

Please submit a cover letter and resume to Editor@nawcc.org.
(Posted 4/5)

Education and Program Coordinator, National Museum of Industrial History, Bethlehem

The National Museum of Industrial History seeks an energetic professional to lead its Educational Program during a time of opportunity, growth and many exciting museum-wide projects.  The primary objective of the Education and Program Coordinator will be to provide meaningful, educational opportunities that help the public explore and learn together during regular visitation, special programs, and public and private tours.

The EPC conceives, develops, and implements a diverse portfolio of programming which includes school programs that connect with the PA Core Curriculum Standards for STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) and Social Studies as well as collaborates on adult and community programming (lectures, classes, specialty tours and partnership programs with other area non-profit organizations).

The EPC will cultivate strategic partnerships with educational and non-profit communities and build a network of regional educators to increase our visibility and school tour frequency.  The EPC interfaces with the Coordinator of Visitor Experiences to maintain a strong connection between docents and school tours and will be a valued part of a team working collaboratively to build positive relationships with our community partners.

The EPC will assist in hiring, training, and supervising approximately 5-10 volunteer education docents.

Reports to: President & CEO

Key responsibilities:

  • Represents the Museum to school districts and curriculum specialists in the area
  • Creates and maintains partnerships with school districts and educators
  • Develops and implements program content and ensures its educational and curricular connections to the museum’s collections and exhibitions
  • Secures, trains and schedules education docents for school tours
  • Liaises between education docents, docent programming and the needs of our school tour audience
  • Continuously develops knowledge about Industrial history
  • Works with the marketing department on program publicity, the development of all printed and online education materials, including brochures, guides, worksheets, and flyers
  • Creates and updates resource materials for school use, both in print and on the NMIH website
  • Develops and implements program evaluation tools to measure and interpret outcomes, program goals and objectives
  • Plays key role in development and fundraising for educational programs, working with the Director of Development on drafting narratives and program budgets for grant proposals
  • Builds and maintains mutually beneficial relationships with other community organizations, as well as the local education community
  • Collaborates with Museum curatorial staff to implement programming that relates to NMIH’s changing exhibits
  • Represents NMIH to the public, members, and other stakeholders at community events, exhibition openings and other events
  • Attends staff meetings and other internal and external meetings as needed

Qualifications and Skills Preferred:

  • M.A. in Education, Museum Studies, History, or related field preferred
  • Minimum two years of experience working with teachers and schools
  • Evidence of managing, designing and implementing education programs, preferably in a museum setting
  • Proven experience in supervisory and project management
  • Knowledge of contemporary educational methods and philosophies, especially for informal learning environments
  • Ability to speak in front of groups and represent the Museum professionally
  • Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills
  • Strong planning, organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Strong knowledge and/or interest in industrial history
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Detail-oriented
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office 365 required
  • Knowledge of Blackbaud Altru or other museum-related software preferred
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including some weekends and/or evenings as necessary

 Rate of pay:  This position is a full-time role with an expectation between 40 hours per week.  Pay commensurate with experience.  This role is eligible for full benefits.

Interested candidates should email resumes to info@nmih.org.
(Posted 4/3)

PT Seasonal Museum Assistant, The Stoogeum, Gwynedd Valley

The Stoogeum is the world’s first and largest museum of Three Stooges memorabilia. The museum is dedicated to the careers, personal lives, and fan community of the famed comedy group.

The Stoogeum is hiring a part-time/seasonal museum assistant to support the museum’s research and visitor services staff. The position will run from late May to mid-late September for at least two days per week (8-12 hours per week). The position requires Thursday availability and at least one other mutually agreed upon day of the week. Occasional availability for evening/weekend special events may be necessary.

Applicants will be friendly, responsible and organized. Applicants should be comfortable with greeting visitors, handling cash and credit card transactions, and admissions/gift shop/membership sales. This is ideal for individuals interested in learning about small history museum operations.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
• Preparing museum for visitors at the beginning and close of day
• Greeting visitors
• Processing admissions and sales (memberships, gift shop)
• Handling cash and credit card transactions

Public transportation is not easily accessible from the Stoogeum so applicants should be able to provide their own transportation.
Pay rate: $13/hour
Hours: Thursdays 9:30 am – 3:30 pm; remaining schedule (including occasional evening and/or weekend hours for special events) will be finalized upon hire

To apply, please send a letter of interest and a resume to Outreach Coordinator Michelle Squiccimara, info@stoogeum.com. No phone calls please. Please submit by May 3, 2019, review of applications will begin immediately.
(Posted 4/3)

PT Temporary Visitor Service Representative, Zimmerman Center for Heritage, Susquehanna Heritage, Wrightsville

Susquehanna Heritage is seeking an outgoing, team-oriented individual for a temporary (seasonal), part-time visitor services representative for weekends at its Zimmerman Center for Heritage.

Job Title: Visitor Services Representative
Status: Part-Time Temporary (April-October) hourly, non-exempt
Approximately 5 days/month, weekends
Reports to: Zimmerman Center Manager

POSITION SUMMARY

This position is focused on weekend visitor services and site management at the Zimmerman Center for Heritage. Duties will include interacting with visitors, assisting with tours, public programs and site interpretation, carrying out daily chores and site upkeep, and coordinating with other seasonal staff. The successful candidate for this position must provide excellent customer service to Zimmerman Center visitors.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Customer Service

  • Studies and understands resource materials and information relating to Susquehanna Heritage, its programs, facilities, and the Susquehanna Riverlands.
  • Provides excellent customer service to guests and patrons, and whenever interacting with the public, partners and Board members.
  • Conducts tours and engages the public in hands-on programming and interpretation.
  • Actively encourages visitors, especially children, to take advantage of Zimmerman Center programming.
  • Processes Zimmerman Center book & product sales.
  • Manages visitor use of site, including enforcement of rules and regulations.

Maintenance

  • Assists with routine behind the scenes site maintenance and chores.

Office Assistance

  • Completes office administrative tasks as assigned.
  • Conducts research to enhance site knowledge and programs as directed.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Valid Pennsylvania driver’s license
  • Ability to lift 30 pounds to a height of 48 inches
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Willingness to learn new skills
  • Good work ethic and ability to work without close supervision
  • Criminal background check, FBI fingerprints clearance, and PA child abuse clearance will be required prior to employment

Please send cover letter and resume, including three professional references by April 20, 2019 to Paul Nevin, Zimmerman Center Manager, by email to pnevin@susquehannaheritage.org, or to the attention of Paul Nevin, Zimmerman Center for Heritage, 1706 Long Level Road, Wrightsville, PA 17368.

Susquehanna Heritage Corporation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization connecting people to the history, ecology, and natural beauty of the Susquehanna River. Susquehanna Heritage partners with the National Park Service to operate the Zimmerman Center as Pennsylvania’s Visitor Contact Station for the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail. The Center’s historic building, grounds, and river art collection provide a backdrop for programs, interpretation, and exhibits relating to the Susquehanna River’s history, ecology and American Indian legacy. More information about Susquehanna Heritage and the Zimmerman Center for Heritage can be found at www.SusquehannaHeritage.org.

Susquehanna Heritage Corporation 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.
(Posted 4/2)

 

Executive Director, Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm, Stroudsburg

Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm of Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, a private nonprofit organization invites applications for Executive Director.  Located in the heart of the Pocono Mountains, the National Register historic site opened in 1963 and includes 115 acres of land with historic structures, farm animals, gardens, pastures and woodlands.

The ideal candidate will possess a Master’s Degree in Administration/Management, History and/or Museum Studies with three to five years’ experience.  Strong financial skills as well as a background in history is required.  Candidate should have a working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, Social Media, or other similar programs; QuickBooks is a plus.  The Director must be an independent, creative thinker with strong writing and communications skills as well as ability to work with the Board of Directors, staff, community persons, and a large volunteer force.

Responsibilities of the Executive Director include, but are not limited to:

Provide leadership in establishing the goals and objectives for the organization, its promotion, growth and fundraising

Collaboration with the Board of Directors to advance the mission of Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm.

Work closely with the Director of Education and Programs to provide the visiting public with informative, accurate, and engaging information about Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm, Pennsylvania German history, the history of Pennsylvania, Agricultural history, and 19th century America.

Maintenance and expansion of sustainable funding streams including governmental, corporate sponsorships, grants, planned giving, individual giving, and general fundraising

Oversee day to day operations of the organization, including strategic planning, oversee collections, program and financial management, hiring, and management of the QV staff.

Oversee all QV staff to implement all public programming to the highest level of quality and complete visitor satisfaction, if not exceeding expectations.

Be a liaison between the staff, Board of Directors, Friends of Quiet Valley, Advisory Board, and volunteers to ensure long term involvement

Development of professional relationships within the community including being the public face of the museum

Work with the Board to create and fulfill the long-range strategic plan. Facilitate Board operations and committees.

Oversee advertising, promotions, and public relations and assist with social media campaigns.

Develop and monitor yearly budget. Oversee accounts billing and monitor financial and investment accounts.

Demonstrate an understanding of site/program requirements regarding operational procedures, preservation of collections, artifacts and objects throughout Quiet Valley.

Continually improve the historical authenticity of the environment.

Provide supervision, along with the Director of Marketing and Special Events, for special events including Farm Animal Frolic, Harvest Festival, and Old Time Christmas.

Work closely with the Farm Manager to maintain all safety and emergency procedures for the security of staff, volunteers and guests. Insure overall safety and preservation of the organization’s properties and exhibits such that they remain safe and attractive to visitors.

Perform other duties as assigned by Board of Directors and actions that facilitate other staff success

Position is full-time.  Salary is commensurate with experience; health stipend is included with position. Interested applicants should send resume and cover letter to farm@quietvalley.org.
(Posted 3/28)

Graphic Designer, The Science History Institute, Philadelphia

The Science History Institute is recruiting for the newly-created full-time position of Graphic Designer.  The Graphic Designer will produce a variety of digital and print communications from event collateral, invitations, advertisements, marketing brochures, programs, and postcards.  The Graphic Designer will also manage Institute’s event photography and image files.

The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:

·         Minimum of two years of professional work experience in the graphic design or publishing industry.

·         Bachelor’s degree; preferably in design or a related field.

·         Proficiency in using Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Microsoft Office Suite (including PowerPoint).

·         Exceptional verbal and written communication skills.

·         Demonstrated record of success in producing materials targeting a variety of audiences.

·         Strong organizational skills, with the ability to successfully handle multiple simultaneous projects.

·         Experience with project management tools.

·         Knowledge of science, technology, history of science and/or technology is preferred.

·         Ability to work occasional evening events.

To be considered for this position, please send cover letter with salary expectations, resume and contact information for 3 professional references to:

GraphicDesigner2019@sciencehistory.org
(Posted 3/28)

Seasonal Tour Guide, Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village, Avella

About Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village

Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village operates in association with the Senator John Heinz History Center, an affiliate of the Smithsonian in Pittsburgh and Pennsylvania’s largest history museum.  Meadowcroft, a National Historic Landmark, is the oldest site of human habitation in North America and features a massive, 16,000-year-old rock overhang used by the region’s earliest inhabitants for shelter. Meadowcroft’s 19th century village features a covered bridge, one-room schoolhouse, blacksmith shop, church, and two log houses that create a charming country village setting. The 18th century frontier trading post emphasizes the period of European contact and the impact of the fur trade. The 16th century Indian Village includes wigwams, recreated prehistoric artifacts, and hands-on activities related to American Indian agriculture. Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village is located in Avella, Pa., Washington County, within an hour’s drive of Pittsburgh, Wheeling, W.Va., and Steubenville, Ohio.

Job Posting

The Senator John Heinz History Center, the largest history museum in Pennsylvania and an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, is seeking seasonal, Interpreter / Tour Guides for the Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village located in Avella, PA.

The Interpreter / Tour Guide leads tours of the museum exhibits, demonstrates historic (and/or prehistoric) skills, and communicates carefully researched historical information to effectively provide valuable information to facilitate successful instruction for a variety of audiences.  This position assists with educational programs, living history programs and (in peak periods) Visitor Center duties including gift shop sales and maintaining the cleanliness of the site.

Successful candidate must be able to work as part of a team while maintaining a high level of hospitality, courtesy, and professionalism with all guests and fellow employees.  Must have the ability to work outdoors in varying weather conditions, and a willingness to wear appropriate period clothing.

This is a Seasonal position available from April through October 31st.

In addition to a weekday schedule, successful candidates must be available on weekends.

Daily work hours vary according to the season, but on average, will fall between 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on weekdays when schools are in session and 11:30-5:00 on weekdays and weekends during the summer season.  Hours per week will vary depending upon tour schedule.

This position reports to the Education and Program Manager at Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village.

Please apply through the Senator John Heinz History Center’s job portal.
(Posted 3/28)

Administrative Assistant, Monroe County Historical Association, Stroudsburg

The Monroe County Historical Association is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to promoting, protecting and preserving the history of Monroe County, Pennsylvania. Housed in the historic 1795 Stroud Mansion in Stroudsburg, PA, the organization utilizes a small and dedicated staff and many volunteers to carry out the organization’s mission. The organization, founded in 1921, maintains a local genealogy and research library and a history museum.

The Monroe County Historical Association is seeking a motivated team member to fill the position of Administrative Assistant to perform clerical, library, and museum duties to help ensure the ongoing day-to-day activities and operations of the organization. The Administrative Assistant is an integral part of the museum’s management team with broad responsibilities across the institution. This position will be filled by a person who can expect to be fully engaged in helping to preserve local history.

Functions:

  • Performs administrative and clerical duties for the organization including establishing, managing, and maintaining office records and filing systems.
  • Actively participates in fundraising events, workshops, and programs.
  • Assists with the planning, development, and execution of special events, workshops, projects, etc.
  • Utilizes computer technology for general correspondence, web site updates, and networking/social media.
  • Utilizes applicable software programs pertinent to the organization for the creation of letters, forms, databases, spreadsheets, brochures, flyers, purchase orders, reports, and any other documents as needed.
  • Operates office equipment including, but not limited to, photocopier, microfilm machine, fax machine, cash register, and communication systems.
  • Manages phone, email, social media, face-to-face communications and/or any other applicable mode of communication politely, effectively, and efficiently.
  • Maintains an accurate calendar of meetings and appointments.
  • Creates, transcribes, and disseminates minutes for meetings when appropriate.
  • Works the additional hours necessary outside of the normal work day for the completion of tasks inherent to the position, as authorized.
  • Serves on various committees as assigned.
  • Available to work a varied schedule to include some weekends, evenings, and special events.
  • Conducts guided tours of the museum as needed.
  • Conducts research in the library and/or offer assistance to library patrons as needed.
  • Handles general maintenance of the gift shop items including selling gift shop goods to customers.
  • Performs the work described herein without posing a direct threat to the health or safety of himself/herself and/or others.
  • Performs other duties and related tasks as assigned by the supervisor.

Qualifications:

  • Has a Bachelor’s or Associate’s degree in business administration, history, public history, or related field.
  • Displays the necessary skills in such areas as reading, writing, grammar, spelling, punctuation, and arithmetic that are sufficient to carry out assigned functions.
  • Possesses necessary technology-related knowledge and individual computer skills.
  • Has the ability to prepare documents without error, while working within deadlines and dealing with unplanned interruptions.
  • Has the ability to perform multiple tasks simultaneously and to collect, organize, and report data.
  • Possess effective communication, judgment, planning, organizational, problem-solving, and human relations skills.
  • Must be dependable, punctual, flexible, and able to manage time appropriately.
  • Must possess adequate interpersonal skills including the ability to work with colleagues, the public, the Board of Directors, donors, volunteers, and
  • Must maintain a professional demeanor and image.
  • Demonstrates the ability to work independently and/or with a team.
  • Possesses enthusiasm for museum work, fundraising, and non-profit organizations.

Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to remain in a standing or sitting position for prolonged periods of time.
  • Must be able to move about the work area to access materials, filing cabinets, office machinery, etc.
  • Must be able to operate equipment relative to his/her position for use and simple service or repair.
  • Must be able to travel between MCHA sites and other job-related locations as necessary.
  • Must be able to withstand changes in environmental conditions inside and outside of the work facility and to adapt to these changes.
  • Must be able to access all work areas and locations.
  • Must be able to lift as required.

This position description does not state or imply that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees in this position will be required to perform any other duties requested by their supervisor(s).

Terms of Employment

Hourly wages at $12.00 per hour. After the successful completion of a 3-month probationary period, the rate increases to $15.00 per hour with paid vacation days/holidays. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please. The Monroe County Historical Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE.)

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and a list of three (3) references to Amy Leiser, Executive Director, Monroe County Historical Association, 900 Main Street, Stroudsburg, PA 18360 or director@monroehistorical.org by Friday, April 26, 2019.
(Posted 3/27)

PT Director of Development, The McKeesport Regional History Center, McKeesport

The McKeesport Regional History and Heritage Center is searching for a Development Director. This is a part-time position, 20 hours a week. The Heritage Center is a local history museum and research center dedicated to preserving the history of McKeesport and its surrounding communities for public education and enjoyment.

The Development Director is primarily responsible for the financial well being of our organization. The main responsibilities include fundraising and grant writing. Additional duties include managing our membership program, public relations, gift shop management, and some administrative duties. This person would work closely with the Board of Directors, as well as our staff, and volunteers. Please visit our Website at www.mckeesportheritage.org to view the complete job description.

Skills:

Computer Skills required, including knowledge of Microsoft Word, Publisher, PowerPoint and Excel. Familiarity with PastPerfect a plus. Must have excellent communication skills and be both creative and attentive to detail. Multi-tasking and problem-solving skills needed. Fundraising experience necessary, familiarity with a variety of museum concepts, practices and procedures a plus. Ability to lift 30 lbs. and climb a ladder.

Please send resume and cover letter to: McKeesport Regional History & Heritage Center, 1832 Arboretum Drive, McKeesport PA 15132 or email both to mckheritage@yahoo.com.  Submissions must be received by April 30th, 2019.
(Posted 3/26)

 

Curator of Education, Lehigh University Art Galleries, Bethlehem

Reporting to the Director, the Curator of Education is responsible for the strategic direction and management of the museums educational programming and visitor experience functions. The Curator of Education is responsible for growing an active and successful program of faculty, student and community engagement; and leads a wide range of learning opportunities across all audience types. As part of the senior leadership team, the Curator of Education supports the Lehigh University Art Gallerys aim to be a vital and irresistible resource for the diverse and inclusive community at Lehigh University and Bethlehem, PA.

  1. Develop and oversee education program strategy and implementation
    • Directs the development and implementation of educational and visitor services programs and activities, including academic programming, faculty outreach, and collaborations, student programming, family/community programs, public programming and PK-12 school and educator programs
    • Collaborates with other Lehigh University Art Gallery staff, including the Curator of Exhibitions and Collections, to maximize the educational value and impact of exhibitions
    • Collaborates with internal and external partners and organizations, including the Bethlehem Area School District, to ensure programming aligns with audience needs
    • Forms and leads advisory committees in order to foster communication and collaborative program development
    • Develops and monitors program budgets in cooperation with the Coordinator
  2. Measure program effectiveness and impact, and evaluate areas for improvement based on data and feedback
    • Ensures that program research, development, and evaluation are conducted according to nationally accepted standards
    • Uses outcomes-based models and approaches that measure changes in knowledge, skills, attitudes and behaviors
    • Skillfully and strategically applies both quantitative and qualitative methods of evaluation
    • Recruits and trains students, volunteers and others to assist in evaluation projects
    • Prepares compelling and evidence-based written and verbal reports that promote the value of arts education
  3. Lead all Lehigh University Art Gallery teaching, the training of teaching artists/educators/student guides and interpretive projects
    • Teaches programs regularly and across audience types
    • Trains others to teach with works of art using learner-centered, inquiry-based approaches, including student guides, local teaching artists and freelance educators
    • Works with exhibitions staff to develop interpretive programs and resources and prepare user-centered exhibition text and publications
    • Manages the recruitment and training of general museum volunteers and work-study students who will interact with the public
    • Schedules student guides, teaching artists and volunteers as appropriate for tours, workshops and events
    • Recruits, trains, supervises and evaluates the performance of education department and visitor services staff
    • Directs the museums internship programs
  4. Contributes to Lehigh University Art Gallery efforts in fundraising and support
    • Under the supervision of the Director, identifies and collaborates on fundraising activities; including grant writing
    • Authors reports and provides data that support fundraising activities
    • Meets with Development staff to provide them with information and evidence of impact that support fundraising
    • Attends and leads presentations as needed at meetings and events that involve Lehigh University Art Gallery donors, Trustees and supporters
  5. Leads communication and marketing of education programs to target audiences
    • Ensures the effective promotion of all programs by coordinating efforts with University marketing staff and others
    • Maintains a visible presence in the local, state and national professional community by presenting information about the museums education programs and establishing communication and exchange with other museums implementing exemplary programs
    • Acts as the Departments resource person and spokesperson for both public and staff for art and education related issues

Requirements

  • This position is staffed 11 months per year; have the month of July off
  • This position has fiscal or financial responsibilities other than employee expense activity, such as processing or approving transactions; monitoring or preparing budgets; or generating income for University
  • This position works with minors
  • Occasional evening, holiday or weekend hours

We are expcting to fill this position in August, 2019.

  1. Bachelor’s Degree in Studio Art, Art History, Art Education, Museums or related degree
  2. Masters Degree preferred
  3. Three to five years related work experience in a museum or cultural organization, including experience leading and developing educational programming across a range of audience types
  4. Experience working in higher education and developing programs with faculty and students
  5. Highly skilled in inquiry-based, learner-centered teaching approaches
  6. Proven experience in program evaluation and outcomes-based methodologies
  7. Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  8. Solid computer skills with experience using word processing and spreadsheet software
  9. Successful completion of standard background checks including but not limited to: social security verification, education verification, county and national criminal background checks, PATCH, FBI fingerprinting, Child Abuse Clearance. Based upon the requirements of the position Lehigh may also request credit history reports, motor vehicle checks and professional license/certification verification

Please visit Lehigh University’s website to apply.
(Posted 3/20)

 

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