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Grants Manager, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia

The Philadelphia Museum of Art is currently seeking an experienced Grants Manager to join its Development department and implement the Museum’s corporate, foundation, and government grants strategy for annual operations, restricted programs, strategic initiatives, and capital projects. This position works closely with senior leadership, curators, program and facilities staff, and volunteers in order to advance the Museum’s fundraising priorities. This is a unique opportunity for a development professional to increase financial support from institutional funding sources for the Museum’s campaign.

Specifically, you will…

  • Manage and steward a portfolio of foundation, corporate, and government grants
  • Identify and secure new institutional funding streams for Museum projects
  • Prepare letters of inquiry, grant applications, reports and attachments, corporate partnership proposals and presentations, stewardship reports, and other related grant correspondence

Your diverse background includes…

  • Bachelor’s degree with arts or English major; Master’s degree preferred
  • At least 4 years successful fundraising experience in an arts or education setting with grant writing and organizational giving experience strongly preferred
  • Exceptional writing ability and excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Experience working in a fast-paced, results-oriented environment
  • Flexibility in meeting shifting demands and priorities
  • Knowledge of the corporate, foundation and government philanthropy landscape is an advantage
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs is required; familiarity with Raiser’s Edge, Adobe Acrobat, and Photoshop is an advantage

Please visit this page to apply.
(Posted 2/22)

 

Sergeant, Security, Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh

The Carnegie Museums is a collection of four creative, inspiring, thought-provoking places of exploration: Carnegie Museum of Art, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Carnegie Science Center, and The Andy Warhol Museum. We educate young people and attract lifetime learners of all ages. We are the largest, most far-reaching cultural organization in the Pittsburgh region, known throughout the world for our vast art and scientific collections and our scientific research. And we’re a community leader in educational outreach.

The Security Department seeks a full-time sergeant to assist with the management of security personnel, providing the necessary operational support to ensure the protection of our visitors, staff, and assets from various threats and potential threats. Organizes and coordinates the work of subordinates through effective distribution of workloads and responsibilities. Schedules staff, assuring adequate coverage at all times. Verifies cash and documentation provided from parking lot transactions. Transfers cash bags to and from Cashier’s Office. Trains, guides, develops and motivates subordinates. Inspires the confidence and respect of associates. Accurately observes surroundings, including video display monitor. Maintains records and written reports. Deals with difficult situations firmly, courteously, calmly and with respect for the rights of others. Demonstrates initiative and common sense in responding to emergencies. Analyzes situations incisively and objectively and determines the proper course of action to be taken. Investigates, observes and reports any unusual conditions, noises, odors, events or improper behavior as directed by Security Department procedures. Provides all requested information and assistance to visitors. Acts to resolve their special requests, problems or concerns to achieve mutual satisfaction. Responds to emergency situations (such as accidents, illness, fire, building evacuation, and disorderly patrons) in accordance with prescribed Security and Safety Department procedures.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS: Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh deputy sergeants are invited to apply for this advancement opportunity. Must have the ability to communicate clearly both orally and in writing, understand and follow oral and written instructions, and communicate instructions to others. Proven knowledge of the security system, procedures, and access control is required. Must demonstrate stability and good judgment during periods of tension and stress while carrying out assigned duties. This position requires working various schedules and times including daylight, evenings, nights and weekends. Must be able to operate two-way radio with earpiece, tour clock, fire extinguisher, video display monitor, keyboard and telephone. Must have excellent ability to hear, see and smell and otherwise observe surroundings. Must be able to climb, maintain balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, reach with hands and arms. The employee must be able to lift and operate a 50-pound fire extinguisher.

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

The following PA Act 153 clearances, or proof of application of clearances, are required prior to 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 part of the orientation process. However, if you would like more information, please visit http://keepkidssafe.pa.gov/clearances/index.htm

TO APPLY:
All applications must be submitted through the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh Job Opportunities Web Site at www.carnegiemuseums.org/opportunities

First time users, click CREATE PROFILE. You must upload, type, or paste your resume and cover letter in the appropriate fields in order to be considered for this position with Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh. When applying for multiple jobs, please keep in mind that our applicant system is only able to maintain a single resume and cover letter in your Applicant Profile. Therefore, we recommend that your application materials be submitted in a general format that will apply to all positions to which you are expressing an interest.

Returning applicants should log in using the previously created account.

Carnegie Museums is an EEO-1 Affirmative Action Employer-M/F/Veteran/Disability
(Posted 2/22)

 

External Affairs Assistant, The Franklin Institute, Philadelphia

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

The External Affairs Assistant supports fundraising efforts through constituency data collection and donor management, prospect identification and research, and donor stewardship tasks. Additionally, the Assistant will provide administrative support to the Directors of External Affairs, and also provide general office support for the External Affairs team. S/he is essential for ensuring consistency, continuity and integrity of the Raiser’s Edge and donor records.

Minimum Qualifications:

High school diploma required; Bachelor’s degree preferred. Minimum of three years’ experience in general office environment involving considerable computer work is required. Development office experience is preferred. Excellent oral and written communication skills and careful attention to details. Self-starter with the ability to meet deadlines, handle multiple projects simultaneously and prioritize projects effectively. Ability to be effective working independently and as part of a team. Demonstrate strong analytical skills, an inquisitive nature, and a strong track record of creative problem solving. Ability to provide a very high level of customer service and to interact effectively with donor audiences, TFI volunteer leadership and senior staff. Strong computer skills, with proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, and strong experience with Raiser’s Edge or similar database preferred.

Full-time, 37.5 hours per week.  8:45am – 5:15pm Monday-Friday plus available to work evenings and weekends, as necessary.   

We offer competitive salary and benefits. Send resume to: THE FRANKLIN INSTITUTE, Human Resources Department, 222 N. 20th St., Phila, PA  19103, email: employment@fi.edu or fax 215-448-1121.  EOE.
(Posted 2/22)

 

Ross Martin Jordan Curatorial Internship, York County History Center, York

The York County History Center exists to inspire the exploration of York County’s rich cultural heritage, including its people, culture and the events that shaped history, both on local and national scales.  The History Center’s artifact collection encompasses more than 90,000 artifacts highlighting nearly 300 years of York’s impressive history.  These artifacts document the development, culture, and contributions of the York County community.

The Ross Martin Jordan Internship is designed to give senior-level college students, graduate students or recent college graduates practical hands-on, real world experience within a museum with an extensive collection spanning approximately 300 years.  The RMJ Curatorial Intern will have the opportunity to learn about collection management, artifact care and preservation, and will have the opportunity to work closely with staff and volunteers.

The 2018 internship project will encompass object research, photographing, proper documentation, care, and participation in an inventory of a specific collection.

Qualifications

  • Strong desire to learn about collections care, including proper object handling, accessioning, and preservation/conservation
  • Highly detail-oriented, reliable, and responsible
  • Valid Driver’s License and reliable transportation
  • Ability to use a Windows computer, including working knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Library and Archival research skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Able to accept supervision
  • Willingness to be flexible to changing priorities
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Working knowledge of PastPerfect is a plus, but not required (Training Provided)

Internship Benefits

  • Rate of pay is $10.00 per hour
  • Knowledge of York County’s rich history
  • Discount prices in History Center Gift Shops
  • Free admission to History Center Museums for you and your immediate family (parents and siblings)
  • Receive hands-on training caring for and preserving original artifacts

Commitment Required

A requirement of 480 hours is mandatory in order to be considered for the paid Ross Martin Jordan Internship with the York County History Center.  The expectation is that the successful intern will work 30 hours per week with the Director of Collections Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, for 16 weeks.  The successful candidate and Director of Collections will agree upon the start and end dates, as well as a set weekly work schedule.

Application Procedure – DEADLINE EXTENDED

Interested candidates should submit all application materials by 5:00 PM on Friday, March 30, 2018 to the Director of Collections at 250 East Market Street, York, PA 17403 or via e-mail to mcarr@yorkhistorycenter.org.  If applying by e-mail, the subject line should read “Application: RMJ Curatorial Intern.”

Application Materials Required

  1. Statement discussing your coursework, research interests, previous experience, and professional goals
  2. Resume
  3. Academic Transcript (unofficial is acceptable)
  4. Three professional references (professors, previous employers, or supervisors of volunteer work)
  5. At least one Letter of Recommendation from a professor familiar with your background in Art History, History, Museum Studies, Public History, or Historic Preservation

(Posted 2/22)

 

Unpaid Collections Department Internships, York County History Center, York

The York County History Center exists to inspire the exploration of York County’s rich cultural heritage, including its people, culture and the events that shaped history, both on local and national scales.  The History Center’s artifact collection encompasses more than 90,000 artifacts highlighting nearly 300 years of York’s impressive history.  These artifacts document the development, culture, and contributions of the York County community.

The York County History Center’s Collections Department is currently seeking undergraduate students or recent graduates interested in learning about working with artifact collections.  Curatorial interns are given the opportunity to work closely with the Collections Department staff and gain hands-on experience in a variety of different functions.

The Director of Collections works with selected interns to create an internship experience that not only accomplishes necessary departmental tasks, but also focuses on the intern’s particular areas of interest.  The goal of an internship with the York County History Center’s Collections Department is for the intern to gain real world, hands-on experience and to help them decide if a career working with museum collections is right for them.

Internships are unpaid and available year-round. The Director of Collections and the intern will agree upon a set weekly schedule. Generally, interns may work any time between 9:00 – 5:00, Monday – Friday. The number of hours necessary to complete an internship with York County History Center is based in part on the school’s requirements for credit, the complexity of the project, and the duration the intern is available for.

Relevant Majors: History, Museum Studies, Public History, Art History, Archaeology, Education, Library Science

Qualifications: Candidates should have excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication; be a team player; flexible and adaptable; have a strong desire to learn; exceptional attention-to-detail; good computer skills; be punctual, dependable, and self-motivated.

Hours/week: Determined by intern/school and Director of Collections

Compensation: Unpaid

Deadline for Submission: On-going, however, the Collections Department only accepts four interns per semester (Spring, Summer, and Fall).

Application Instructions: Please submit a letter of interest, resume, and contact information for two references (academic or professional) to: Meegan Carr, Director of Collections, York County History Center, 250 E. Market Street, York, PA  17403 or via e-mail at mcarr@yorkhistorycenter.org.
(Posted 2/22)

 

Curator of Collections and Exhibitions, Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science, and Art, Scranton

The Everhart Museum will be celebrating its 110th anniversary in 2018 and the Curator of Collections and Exhibitions will have the opportunity to present the collection in new and exciting ways as the Museum works towards completion of gallery renovations. A key initiative at the Museum is a reinterpretation and reinstallation of the permanent collection. While the reinstallation has begun, the Curator will be able to work closely with the curatorial and educational staff to affect the outcome.

The ideal candidate for this senior staff position of Curator of Collections and Exhibitions is an individual who has extensive knowledge of collection management; previous experience in the operation of a museum or gallery; effective organizational skills; excellent customer service skills; strong interpersonal communication skills; demonstrated leadership and management skills with an emphasis on project and fiscal management; is prepared to conduct research; and enjoys working in a team environment.

Basic Function:  The Curator of Collections and Exhibitions is responsible for the development and management of art collections and all exhibitions at the Everhart Museum.

Position Relationship: The Curator of Collections and Exhibitions reports to the Executive Director. He or she works with the other senior staff to ensure that professional standards are maintained in all our public activities. The Curator coordinates with other museums, non-profit groups, and agencies to develop collaborative exhibition opportunities for the Everhart Museum.

Duties Include:            

  • Manage the care and use of the Everhart Museum art collections.
  • Develop a roster of temporary exhibitions that engage existing and target audiences, including translating museum collections in temporary exhibitions.
  • Provide oversight on the maintenance of permanent exhibitions.
  • Oversee and participate in the fabrication, installation, and deinstallation of exhibitions.
  • Work with Programs Department to develop public programs complementary to the exhibitions and collection.
  • Maintain active relationships with artists, community members, lenders, donors, and professional colleagues.
  • Build partnerships that enhance community engagement.
  • Coordinate PR or marketing efforts with the Director of Development & Marketing.
  • Serve as staff liaison to the Collections & Exhibitions Committee of the Board of Trustees. Responsible for preparing meeting agenda and compiling minutes for distribution.

Essential Requirements:

  • Knowledge of principles and practices of collections management and preservation.
  • Ability to successfully communicate orally and in writing.
  • Ability to set and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to synthesize complex information for communication to the general public.
  • Ability to operate hand and/or power tools and equipment, as well as to lift 20 lbs or more.
  • Ability to conceptualize, plan, design, and construct museum exhibitions with interpretive descriptions.
  • Commitment to accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Experience in personnel and resource management.
  • Knowledge of database software, such as PastPerfect.

Education and Experience: Any combination of training and experience which is likely to provide the required knowledge and abilities would be acceptable for employment. A typical background would be: A minimum of a Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Science (BS) from a college or university in the field of museum studies, history, art, art history, anthropology, or a related field, a Master Degree is preferred with a minimum of five years of curatorial or collection management experience.

Benefits: Benefits include, paid time off, including annual leave and Museum holidays; and contributory medical insurance

How to Apply: Applicants should submit a resume, a one-page narrative describing interest and experience, and the names of three references.

Send resume and accompanying materials to:
Aurore Giguet
Subject: Curator   Email: employment@everhart-museum.org

The position is currently vacant and will be filled at the earliest possible opportunity.
(Posted 2/21)   

 

PT Site Manager at the Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts, Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites, Bethlehem

Position Description:

Assume professional responsibility for Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts offerings, staff and volunteers.

Responsible for day to day operations of the site including:

  • Responsible for outreach activities to increase admission to the historic sites
  • Opening and closing the site according to institutional and security procedures
  • Management of public spaces at the museum, ensuring cleanliness and preparedness for site rentals, committee meetings, and special programs
  • Maintain organization of general storage areas at the museum
  • Conduct maintenance checklists as required
  • Conduct special events checklist as required
  • Administration of visitor statistics, museum communication to increase visitor traffic
  • Facilitation of docent and volunteer training to deliver first-class visitor experience
  • Review docent performance and provide environment for continuous learning
  • Volunteer scheduling, coordination and appreciation
  • Management of museum gift shop, including maintaining inventory, appearance, accurate signage, and “best seller” reporting
  • Management of earned income transactions and traffic at museum site to exceed budget goals
  • Conduct tours as needed

Responsible for collecting all visitor statistics in POS, sending follow-up correspondence, and capturing testimonials

Promote group and individual tours, educational programs and community activities at museum.

Photograph site events and programs, upload photo releases and photographs to network.

Identify and plan outreach activities at the museum to engage docents, volunteers, donors, and members.

Promote overall HBMS support (memberships, donations, and in-kind support).

Assist appropriate staff and committees with programs, special events, and site rentals at museum.

Serve as a staff liaison for the site.

Assist with collections and site related projects as assigned by Director of Collections & Programming

Perform other duties as required.

Qualilfications:

  • College degree preferred
  • Development, customer service, hospitality or retail experience desirable
  • Work with high level of integrity and flexibility to enhance visitor and donor satisfaction
  • Must be available to work regular weekends and some evenings
  • Must have ability to provide exceptional guest experience
  • Must have excellent problem solving skills and attention to detail
  • Museum and/or collection based experience preferred
  • Must be able to lift/move 50 pounds

Reporting Relationship: Report to the Director of Collections & Programming

To Apply: send cover letter and resume to ljancay@historicbethlehem.org
(Posted 2/19)

 

Director, Corporate Relations, Carnegie Museum of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh

Carnegie Museum of Pittsburgh’s Development Office seeks a full-time Director, Corporate Relations with responsibility for raising funds from corporations and corporate foundations. This position requires a driven self-starter who is motivated to increase contributed funds from corporations, enthusiastic about representing four distinct museum entities as well as the annual fund, effectively communicates impact-driven messaging about museum programs and exhibitions, and also possesses strategic thinking capabilities in regard to developing long-term corporate relationships. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent required. Three to five years of relevant fundraising experience required. Familiarity with Raiser’s Edge and the Pittsburgh funding community a plus.

PRIMARY FUNCTION
Develop and implement, in coordination with Advancement & Community Engagement department and museum leadership staff, fundraising strategies and tactics to generate restricted and unrestricted funds from philanthropic sources as assigned. Within a portfolio system, enhance existing relationships with donors, and develop new relationships between potential donors and volunteers and key museum leadership staff. Effectively position Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh for contributed support that will support CMP annual and/or strategic priorities. Supports overall department goals of being donor-centered, cooperative and transparent.

QUALIFICATIONS
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
• Demonstrated success in securing grants & contributed support.
• Exceptional project management skills.
• Ability to collaborate effectively with staff and volunteers, and develop relationships with donors and prospects
• Excellent communication skills; diplomacy and persuasive abilities in dealing with donors and colleagues alike.
• Excellent writing skills, budget forecasting, attention to detail, and ability to meet deadlines.
• Results-oriented team player with optimistic attitude who takes initiative as an independent worker.
• Ability to develop and edit proposals, reports, correspondence, and/or solicitations, and develop and deliver presentations.
• Ability to prioritize tasks and work accurately under deadlines and the pressure of a fast-paced work environment, handle multiple assignments at once, while paying strict attention to detail.
• Exceptional organization abilities
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office required; experience with Raiser’s Edge software a plus
• Flexible schedule – early morning, late evening, and weekend hours on occasion.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience required
• Five years development experience that demonstrates increasing responsibility, supervisory experience as well as demonstrated success in securing funding
• Masters degree desirable
• Museum background desirable
• Familiarity with the local, regional and national funding community a plus

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
• No special requirements

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

The following PA Act 153 clearances, or proof of application of clearances, are required prior to 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 part of the orientation process. However, if you would like more information, please visit http://keepkidssafe.pa.gov/clearances/index.htm

TO APPLY:
All applications must be submitted through the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh Job Opportunities Web Site at www.carnegiemuseums.org/opportunities

First time users, click CREATE PROFILE. You must upload, type, or paste your resume and cover letter in the appropriate fields in order to be considered for this position with Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh. When applying for multiple jobs, please keep in mind that our applicant system is only able to maintain a single resume and cover letter in your Applicant Profile. Therefore, we recommend that your application materials be submitted in a general format that will apply to all positions to which you are expressing an interest.

Returning applicants should log in using the previously created account.
Carnegie Museums is an EEO-1 Affirmative Action Employer-M/F/Veteran/Disability.
(Posted 2/15)

Web Developer, Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh

The Carnegie Museums is a collection of four creative, inspiring, thought-provoking places of exploration: Carnegie Museum of Art, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Carnegie Science Center, and The Andy Warhol Museum. We educate young people and attract lifetime learners of all ages. We are the largest, most far-reaching cultural organization in the Pittsburgh region, known throughout the world for our vast art and scientific collections and our scientific research. And we’re a community leader in educational outreach.

The Web Developer will be responsible for continued development and support of CMP’s ticketing ecommerce system and other internal websites. This includes identifying opportunities for new or enhanced functionality in conjunction with other museum staff and working with those staff members in the development and implementation of that functionality.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Required:
• 2 years experience with at least one web programming language (PHP, Ruby, Rython, etc.)
• 2 years experience HTML5/CSS/Javascript/JQuery or other standard web languages as foundations for interactivity
• 2 years experience with WordPress and WPEngine hosting
• 1 year experience with API interaction (SOAP and REST) and JSON
• Working knowledge of relational databases, preferably MS SQL Server (T-SQL)
• Working knowledge of version control, preferably Git
• Knowledge of and demonstrated experience with cross-browser and cross-platform issues

Preferred:
• Experience with web server setup using IIS
• Experience with .NET
• Familiarity with ecommerce concepts
• Familiarity with data warehousing principles

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelor’s degree and at least two years experience (including internships) in interaction design, web design, and/or visual communication. Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously in order to meet deadlines and user demands; ability to work cooperatively in a team environment with a wide variety of people. Strong expertise in web development; experience with web backend and frontend development and familiarity with responsive web design, web standards, and best practices for web development, including accessibility.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Usual office setting; extended time sitting at/working on a computer; ability to work under pressure and pay attention to detail. In order to meet deadlines, evening and weekend hours may be required.

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

The following PA Act 153 clearances, or proof of application of clearances, are required prior to 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 part of the orientation process. However, if you would like more information, please visit http://keepkidssafe.pa.gov/clearances/index.htm

TO APPLY:
All applications must be submitted through the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh Job Opportunities Web Site at www.carnegiemuseums.org/opportunities

First time users, click CREATE PROFILE. You must upload, type, or paste your resume and cover letter in the appropriate fields in order to be considered for this position with Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh. When applying for multiple jobs, please keep in mind that our applicant system is only able to maintain a single resume and cover letter in your Applicant Profile. Therefore, we recommend that your application materials be submitted in a general format that will apply to all positions to which you are expressing an interest.

Returning applicants should log in using the previously created account.
Carnegie Museums is an EEO-1 Affirmative Action Employer-M/F/Veteran/Disability.
(Posted 2/15)

 

Assistant Manager, Direct Mail & Database, Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh

The Carnegie Museums is a collection of four creative, inspiring, thought-provoking places of exploration: Carnegie Museum of Art, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Carnegie Science Center, and The Andy Warhol Museum. We educate young people and attract lifetime learners of all ages. We are the largest, most far-reaching cultural organization in the Pittsburgh region, known throughout the world for our vast art and scientific collections and our scientific research. And we’re a community leader in educational outreach.

Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh’s Development Office seeks a full-time Assistant Manager, Direct Mail & Database to manage solicitation process of a 30,000 household membership program, related reporting and assist in the implementation of database projects in Luminate and Raiser’s Edge.

SKILLS and CAPABILITIES: The candidate must be able to thrive in a fast-paced and multi-tasking environment and have the initiative to undertake and complete projects accurately, on deadline, and with minimal direct supervision. Attention to detail and excellent organizational, interpersonal, and oral and written communications skills are required, as is the ability to interact effectively with external vendors, members, donors and colleagues. S/he must have a strong customer-service orientation and be flexible, cooperative, and team-oriented.

EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE: A bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Prefer three years of related work experience. Proficiency with Microsoft Office programs is required; familiarity with Luminate and/or Raiser’s Edge is a plus.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:  Work is primarily sedentary in nature, no special demands are required

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

The following PA Act 153 clearances, or proof of application of clearances, are required prior to 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 part of the orientation process. However, if you would like more information, please visit http://keepkidssafe.pa.gov/clearances/index.htm

TO APPLY:
All applications must be submitted through the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh Job Opportunities Web Site at www.carnegiemuseums.org/opportunities

First time users, click CREATE PROFILE. You must upload, type, or paste your resume and cover letter in the appropriate fields in order to be considered for this position with Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh. When applying for multiple jobs, please keep in mind that our applicant system is only able to maintain a single resume and cover letter in your Applicant Profile. Therefore, we recommend that your application materials be submitted in a general format that will apply to all positions to which you are expressing an interest.

Returning applicants should log in using the previously created account.
Carnegie Museums is an EEO-1 Affirmative Action Employer-M/F/Veteran/Disability.
(Posted 2/15)

 

Chemistry Intern, Carnegie Science Center, Pittsburgh

Carnegie Science Center delights, educates and inspires through interactive experiences in science and technology. By making science both relevant and fun, the Science Center’s goal is to increase science literacy in the region and motivate young people to seek careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). The Science Center also serves as a town square for community dialogue on science and its social implications and seeks to showcase regional science and technology advances. One of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, the Science Center is Pittsburgh’s premier science exploration destination, reaching more than 700,000 people annually through its hands-on exhibits, camps, classes and off-site education program.

RESPONSIBILITIES ABSTRACT:  This chemistry internship at Carnegie Science Center is a truly unique experience. It provides the opportunity for students of chemistry to demonstrate their excitement for science while honing interpersonal and public speaking skills. This internship is ideal for a student of chemistry who may be considering science education as a career.

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES:
• Presenting science demonstrations to visitors of various ages in the Science Theaters and exhibit galleries; preparing the materials, conducting the activities with visitors.
• Supervising and maintaining the chemistry prep room; maintain inventory of chemical supply
• Assisting presenters in preparing chemicals, props, equipment, and supplies for science demonstration programs
• Conducting research in preparation for future science demonstration programs; must prepare a final report and submit to Carnegie Science Center and Internship Advisor.
• Mastering the presentation of three or more large-audience science demonstration programs
• Upholding our commitment to customer service, our mission to provide science education and inspiration, and our commitment to respecting diversity

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: Eligible Senior Chemistry Majors

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES: PARAMETERS:
• Not responsible for administering first aid or CPR
• Must attend all staff trainings as scheduled
• Must demonstrate proficiency in all areas before working independently including cryogenics and flammables.

HOURS: approximately 30 hours per week, including one weekend day. Occasional evenings.

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

The following PA Act 153 clearances, or proof of application of clearances, are required prior to 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 part of the orientation process. However, if you would like more information, please visit http://keepkidssafe.pa.gov/clearances/index.htm

TO APPLY:
All applications must be submitted through the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh Job Opportunities Web Site at www.carnegiemuseums.org/opportunities

First time users, click CREATE PROFILE. You must upload, type, or paste your resume and cover letter in the appropriate fields in order to be considered for this position with Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh. When applying for multiple jobs, please keep in mind that our applicant system is only able to maintain a single resume and cover letter in your Applicant Profile. Therefore, we recommend that your application materials be submitted in a general format that will apply to all positions to which you are expressing an interest.

Returning applicants should log in using the previously created account.
Carnegie Museums is an EEO-1 Affirmative Action Employer-M/F/Veteran/Disability.
(Posted 2/15)

 

PT Sales Associate, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Pittsburgh

Carnegie Museum of Natural History is a place of adventure, discovery and education that welcomes everyone to enjoy the wonders of its collections and exhibitions. Founded in 1895 by Andrew Carnegie, the museum has maintained an international reputation for its ongoing research and discovery that create a better understanding of the history of the earth and its inhabitants. Today, the museum is ranked among the top five natural history museums in the country and features 20 exhibition halls including the blockbuster Dinosaurs in Their Time.

The Carnegie Museum of Natural History Store is looking for enthusiastic and curious individuals who love people, teamwork, problem solving in an exciting and fast paced retail environment. Responsible for a variety of tasks related to selling, service, stock maintenance, receiving and display. Retail or customer service experience preferred but not necessary. Support the museum mission by enhancing the visitor experience through expert customer service and driving sales revenue to support museum programs. Duties include greeting and engaging visitors in dialogue, providing them with information about our products and services. Responsible for performing a variety of tasks related to selling, service, stock maintenance, receiving and display. Will include store opening and closing functions, balancing cash drawer and completing store deposits. The position will have a varied schedule, including week days, weekends and some evenings and holidays.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Excellent interpersonal, public relations and communication skills. Must have basic knowledge of computers to perform computer based point of sale transactions, complete daily sales reports and prepare store deposits. Experience handling cash. Prefer previous retail or customer service experience.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Must be friendly, outgoing and enjoy interacting with a diverse visitor base. Must be curious and self-motivated to develop knowledge of a wide range of products and the ability and desire to skillfully share this knowledge with visitors, relating store products to exhibits. Knowledge and interest in art, natural history or science recommended. Mental and emotional stability necessary to deal effectively in a busy retail environment.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Job involves walking and standing for long periods of time, lifting up to 30 pounds and climbing ladders, stooping, kneeling and working in tight enclosed spaces. Varied schedule including holidays, weekends and evenings

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

The following PA Act 153 clearances, or proof of application of clearances, are required prior to 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 part of the orientation process. However, if you would like more information, please visit http://keepkidssafe.pa.gov/clearances/index.htm

TO APPLY:
All applications must be submitted through the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh Job Opportunities Web Site at www.carnegiemuseums.org/opportunities

First time users, click CREATE PROFILE. You must upload, type, or paste your resume and cover letter in the appropriate fields in order to be considered for this position with Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh. When applying for multiple jobs, please keep in mind that our applicant system is only able to maintain a single resume and cover letter in your Applicant Profile. Therefore, we recommend that your application materials be submitted in a general format that will apply to all positions to which you are expressing an interest.

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Carnegie Museums is an EEO-1 Affirmative Action Employer-M/F/Veteran/Disability.
(Posted 2/15)

PT Occasional  Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Pittsburgh

Carnegie Museum of Natural History is a place of adventure, discovery and education that welcomes everyone to enjoy the wonders of its collections and exhibitions. Founded in 1895 by Andrew Carnegie, the museum has maintained an international reputation for its ongoing research and discovery that create a better understanding of the history of the earth and its inhabitants. Today, the museum is ranked among the top five natural history museums in the country and features 20 exhibition halls including the blockbuster Dinosaurs in Their Time.

The Carnegie Museum of Natural History Store is looking for enthusiastic and curious individuals who love people, teamwork, problem solving in an exciting and fast paced retail environment. Responsible for a variety of tasks related to selling, service, stock maintenance, receiving and display. Retail or customer service experience preferred but not necessary. Support the museum mission by enhancing the visitor experience through expert customer service and driving sales revenue to support museum programs. Duties include greeting and engaging visitors in dialogue, providing them with information about our products and services. Responsible for performing a variety of tasks related to selling, service, stock maintenance, receiving and display. Will include store opening and closing functions, balancing cash drawer and completing store deposits. The position will have a varied schedule, including week days, weekends and some evenings and holidays.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Excellent interpersonal, public relations and communication skills. Must have basic knowledge of computers to perform computer based point of sale transactions, complete daily sales reports and prepare store deposits. Experience handling cash. Prefer previous retail or customer service experience.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Must be friendly, outgoing and enjoy interacting with a diverse visitor base. Must be curious and self-motivated to develop knowledge of a wide range of products and the ability and desire to skillfully share this knowledge with visitors, relating store products to exhibits. Knowledge and interest in art, natural history or science recommended. Mental and emotional stability necessary to deal effectively in a busy retail environment.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Job involves walking and standing for long periods of time, lifting up to 30 pounds and climbing ladders, stooping, kneeling and working in tight enclosed spaces. Varied schedule including holidays, weekends and evenings

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

The following PA Act 153 clearances, or proof of application of clearances, are required prior to 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 part of the orientation process. However, if you would like more information, please visit http://keepkidssafe.pa.gov/clearances/index.htm

TO APPLY:
All applications must be submitted through the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh Job Opportunities Web Site at www.carnegiemuseums.org/opportunities

First time users, click CREATE PROFILE. You must upload, type, or paste your resume and cover letter in the appropriate fields in order to be considered for this position with Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh. When applying for multiple jobs, please keep in mind that our applicant system is only able to maintain a single resume and cover letter in your Applicant Profile. Therefore, we recommend that your application materials be submitted in a general format that will apply to all positions to which you are expressing an interest.

Returning applicants should log in using the previously created account.
Carnegie Museums is an EEO-1 Affirmative Action Employer-M/F/Veteran/Disability.
(Posted 2/15)

PT Tour Guides, Fallingwater, Mill Run

Fallingwater, the architectural masterwork designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, located in the heart of the Laurel Highlands, is in search of part time Tour Guides. Come join a dynamic and collaborative team of museum educators that greet visitors from around the world. This is a great opportunity to work at a world-renowned architectural site, build your presentation and interpretation skills and enhance your resume. Whether you are a retired professional or just beginning your career, Fallingwater can change you and your vocational path.

Tour Guides engage visitors on one hour non-scripted general architecture tours of Fallingwater. Guides may also have opportunities to lead educational workshops and give presentations. Tour Guides must be able to retain architectural and historical facts, dates and anecdotes, and then customize that information according to the interests of the visitors. Tours should be conversational as the guide facilitates the visitor’s self-discovery of architecture in harmony with nature. Guides must be comfortable speaking in front of groups and will engage visitors ages 6 to106 from diverse cultures, languages and geographic areas. Must be articulate, positive, outgoing, dependable, flexible and have a professional demeanor.

To apply, email letter of interest and/or resume to wpcjobs@paconserve.org and list Tour Guide in the subject line of the email.
(Posted 2/15)

 

PT Visitor Services Associate, Morgan Log House, Kulpsville

The Morgan Log House in Kulpsville, PA is searching for an enthusiastic part-time weekend Visitor Services Associate. The Visitor Services Associate will support museum operation by conducting tours, managing the gift shop, and aiding at special programs and events. The position is weekend (Saturday and Sunday) and additional hours as needed. The Visitor Services Associate reports to the Executive Director.

Responsibilities include:

Conducting tours of the historic Morgan Log House

Managing the gift shop, including inventory and pricing

Supporting the Executive Director at programs and events, and with the planning of programs and events

Maintain museum database of donors and members

Clean the gift shop and other areas as needed

 

A college degree and experience working in a museum are strongly preferred. Experience interacting with the general public required.

Please send a resume and cover letter to Tim Betz, Executive Director, Morgan Log House at director@morganloghouse.org by March 9.
(Posted 2/15)

 

Development Events Manager, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

Reporting to the Associate Director of Development, the Manager of Development Events is responsible for coordinating and executing all Development Department events, including Friends, Treasures Society, and Corporate donor events, and the annual Founder’s Award Dinner.

The individual will also oversee all activity of the Young Friends program and its Young Friends Board. The position will coordinate materials for the Founder’s Award Committee and the Young Friends board.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Create event timelines and be held accountable for making deadlines and ensuring the smooth execution of all events
  • Work with appropriate Development staff to market events, and produce and mail invitations
  • Create a set-up sheet for events and note responsibilities, timeline, and a cost estimate for outside services
  • Maintain RSVP lists for all events
  • Act as primary contact for Founder’s Award vendors, designers, attendees, and committee
  • Regularly communicate event planning phases and responsibilities to HSP staff.
  • Work with HSP staff to update event information on the website, in the membership newsletter, and elsewhere.
  • Manage all events within the Raiser’s Edge Event Module
  • Oversee and facilitate the Young Friends Program and the Young Friends Board
  • Recruit, train, and manage Development Interns
  • Other duties as assigned

Skills and Requirements

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Experience with database management specifically Raiser’s Edge
  • Strong personal skills
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks at once
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Proficiency in record keeping and general office tasks
  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree

REQUIREMENTS

Minimum of a B.A. degree. At least three years of directly related experience.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

Located in Center City Philadelphia. The candidate will work in a general office environment, with some regional travel and evening or weekend hours required.

POSITION DETAILS

This is an exempt position. The Historical Society of Pennsylvania offers a comprehensive benefits package including health/dental/vision/short-term and long-term disability insurance, life insurance, flexible spending accounts, and a 403b plan. Please note that we are unable to pay travel or relocation expenses. HSP is an equal opportunity employer.

Please send one pdf file containing a résumé and cover letter to lzimmerman@hsp.org. Name your file in the following format: “Last Name, First Name DevEventsManager”
(Posted 2/12)

Director of Marketing, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh

Carnegie Museum of Art is one of the most dynamic major art institutions in America. Our collection of more than 35,000 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.

This senior-level position provides an audience-centric attitude that connects people with the museum’s content and experiences. Responsibilities include:
– Development and implementation of exhibition-specific and general museum annual and long-range marketing and communications planning for CMOA
– Collaborating with the director of marketing for Carnegie Museum of Natural History to develop and execute marketing strategies for the Oakland facility as a whole
– Providing a strategic marketing perspective to the museum’s director and senior management regarding exhibitions, programs, visitor services/volunteers, and operations, and serves as a member of the museum’s senior management team
– Supporting the efforts of corporate areas such as advancement and membership, as their efforts relate to promoting the museum
– Directing the museum’s advertising programs and budget, and encourages cross-museum collaborations to generate greater awareness and/or revenue for the museums
– Overseeing media relations, branding, social media, digital marketing, and works with other external-facing departments to manage the museum website
– Overseeing social programs developed by the museum’s manager of social experiences and provides frequent on-site assistance with these events.
– Liaising with membership, marketing directors at the other Carnegie Museums, and corporate communications to improve communication and encourage efficiency
– Working closely with the CMOA Store to achieve an attractive merchandise mix and effective promotional campaigns
– Managing communications crises as needed, providing leadership and advice to museum director, PR staff, and corporate communications.
– Providing team-oriented, motivational leadership and is able to coach and manage teams of people with diverse backgrounds.

The position offers an opportunity to have a lasting impact on the future of the museum and the region’s cultural development.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: A Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, or related field and at least seven years of marketing experience is required with a record of successful career growth.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: The candidate must have a nuanced understanding of the values of a mission-driven organization; preference is given to candidates with nonprofit marketing experience, ideally in a museum or related cultural institution. Strong analytical skills are necessary as is experience in media relations, community outreach, public relations, and advertising. It is particularly important for the candidate to have demonstrated success running digital marketing campaigns. The ideal candidate should possess a proven ability to develop and successfully implement a strategic marketing plan, along with excellent communication skills, both oral and written; strong interpersonal and supervisory skills; knowledge of marketing research; and budgeting and administrative skills. The position requires flexibility and ability to juggle multiple competing priorities under pressure.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Work is primarily sedentary in nature, the job requires the ability to work with a computer for long periods of time; occasional evening and weekend work as required.

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

The following PA Act 153 clearances, or proof of application of clearances, are required prior to 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 part of the orientation process. However, if you would like more information, please visit http://keepkidssafe.pa.gov/clearances/index.htm

TO APPLY:
All applications must be submitted through the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh Job Opportunities Web Site at www.carnegiemuseums.org/opportunities

First time users, click CREATE PROFILE. You must upload, type, or paste your resume and cover letter in the appropriate fields in order to be considered for this position with Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh. When applying for multiple jobs, please keep in mind that our applicant system is only able to maintain a single resume and cover letter in your Applicant Profile. Therefore, we recommend that your application materials be submitted in a general format that will apply to all positions to which you are expressing an interest.

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Carnegie Museums is an EEO-1 Affirmative Action Employer-M/F/Veteran/Disability.
(Posted 2/12)

Museum Educator I (Temporary), Powdermill Nature Reserve, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Laurel Highlands

Powdermill Nature Reserve, Carnegie Museum of Natural History’s biological field station, is located in the beautiful Laurel Highlands. We seek museum educators to lead instruction for groups of varying sizes and ages, plan educational experiences using unique museum resources and work collaboratively with a team of educators to deliver effective and engaging programs primarily for summer camp.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS: We are looking for energetic, charismatic individuals who love teaching and learning in the unique setting of Powdermill. Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree and prior experience working with children and/or adults in an educational capacity. Candidates must be available to work full time Monday-Friday (8am – 4pm) during the weeks of June 18, June 25, July 9, July 16, July 23, and July 30, and part time during the weeks of July 2 and August 6, and on June 16. Some weekend or evening work may be required as needed.

IDEAL CANDIDATE:
– Working knowledge of one or more topics in natural history, environmental science, geology, biology and anthropology
– Working knowledge of best-practices in guiding student-directed inquiry and planning differentiated instruction
– Experience with and are comfortable leading groups of varying ages on nature hikes

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Work includes occasional strenuous hiking, working in cold streams, and carrying substantial loads over rough terrain and through forested areas, perhaps in inclement weather

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

The following PA Act 153 clearances, or proof of application of clearances, are required prior to 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 part of the orientation process. However, if you would like more information, please visit http://keepkidssafe.pa.gov/clearances/index.htm

TO APPLY:
All applications must be submitted through the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh Job Opportunities Web Site at www.carnegiemuseums.org/opportunities

First time users, click CREATE PROFILE. You must upload, type, or paste your resume and cover letter in the appropriate fields in order to be considered for this position with Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh. When applying for multiple jobs, please keep in mind that our applicant system is only able to maintain a single resume and cover letter in your Applicant Profile. Therefore, we recommend that your application materials be submitted in a general format that will apply to all positions to which you are expressing an interest.

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Carnegie Museums is an EEO-1 Affirmative Action Employer-M/F/Veteran/Disability.
(Posted 2/12)

Content Copywriter, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Pittsburgh

Carnegie Museum of Natural History is a place of adventure, discovery and education that welcomes everyone to enjoy the wonders of its collections and exhibitions. Founded in 1895 by Andrew Carnegie, the museum has maintained an international reputation for its ongoing research and discovery that create a better understanding of the history of the earth and its inhabitants. Today, the museum is ranked among the top five natural history museums in the country and features 20 exhibition halls including the blockbuster Dinosaurs in Their Time.

We are currently seeking a Full-Time Content Copywriter to join a busy marketing team in a great work environment. Responsible for brainstorming, creating, and transforming ideas into words for articles, blogs, advertisements (digital, print, radio and TV), publications, pamphlets, websites, press releases, presentations, posters, e-newsletters, social media posts and exhibits. Other duties include handling some administrative tasks as needed and occasionally helping with media events or interviews. May require some evening and/or weekend hours.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, or related field and three to five years of proven experience as a versatile writer. Additional skills and/or coursework in photography and marketing are highly desirable but not required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Three to five years experience as a writer and storyteller with strong grammar skills, ability to meet tight deadlines, and all social media platforms. Must be prolific and able to generate a large amount of copy. Proven experience as a versatile writer and accomplished proofreader. Strong organizational skills are needed with the ability to assist with project management. Proven ability to write about technical or complex material in clear, easy-to-understand language. Writing Test required.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Work is primarily sedentary in nature, no special demands are required.

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

The following PA Act 153 clearances, or proof of application of clearances, are required prior to 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 part of the orientation process. However, if you would like more information, please visit http://keepkidssafe.pa.gov/clearances/index.htm

TO APPLY:
All applications must be submitted through the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh Job Opportunities Web Site at www.carnegiemuseums.org/opportunities

First time users, click CREATE PROFILE. You must upload, type, or paste your resume and cover letter in the appropriate fields in order to be considered for this position with Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh. When applying for multiple jobs, please keep in mind that our applicant system is only able to maintain a single resume and cover letter in your Applicant Profile. Therefore, we recommend that your application materials be submitted in a general format that will apply to all positions to which you are expressing an interest.

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Carnegie Museums is an EEO-1 Affirmative Action Employer-M/F/Veteran/Disability.
(Posted 2/12)

PT Visitor Services Representative, Carnegie Science Center, Pittsburgh

Carnegie Science Center delights, educates and inspires through interactive experiences in science and technology. By making science both relevant and fun, the Science Center’s goal is to increase science literacy in the region and motivate young people to seek careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). The Science Center also serves as a town square for community dialogue on science and its social implications and seeks to showcase regional science and technology advances. One of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, the Science Center is Pittsburgh’s premier science exploration destination, reaching more than 700,000 people annually through its hands-on exhibits, camps, classes and off-site education program.

Carnegie Science Center seeks an outgoing, proactive individual for the Visitor Services Representative position. This position provides an opportunity for the right individual to work at the Admissions Counter, one of the front line areas of Carnegie Science Center. Provide exceptional service and showcase your outgoing personality in a number of ways: helping guests plan their visit, greeting visitors and discussing what the Science Center has to offer, guest check-in for special events, selling tickets for admission as well as a variety of OmniMax movies and Laser Light shows, and more. This is a unique opportunity to learn multiple facets of the museum’s operation through customer service.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: High school degree or equivalent required. One or more years experience within following fields will be considered: customer service, retail, phone work, education, communication, museums, cash handling.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: This position may require standing for long periods of time

AVAILABILITY: This is a part-time position; 5-8 hours per day at 3-4 days per week. Day, weekend, and evening hours are required. Individuals with flexible schedules preferred.

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

The following PA Act 153 clearances, or proof of application of clearances, are required prior to 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 part of the orientation process. However, if you would like more information, please visit http://keepkidssafe.pa.gov/clearances/index.htm

TO APPLY:
All applications must be submitted through the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh Job Opportunities Web Site at www.carnegiemuseums.org/opportunities

First time users, click CREATE PROFILE. You must upload, type, or paste your resume and cover letter in the appropriate fields in order to be considered for this position with Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh. When applying for multiple jobs, please keep in mind that our applicant system is only able to maintain a single resume and cover letter in your Applicant Profile. Therefore, we recommend that your application materials be submitted in a general format that will apply to all positions to which you are expressing an interest.

Returning applicants should log in using the previously created account.

Carnegie Museums is an EEO-1 Affirmative Action Employer-M/F/Veteran/Disability.
(Posted 2/12)

 

PT Outreach Presenter I (Occasional), Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Pittsburgh

Carnegie Museum of Natural History is a place of adventure, discovery and education that welcomes everyone to enjoy the wonders of its collections and exhibitions. Founded in 1895 by Andrew Carnegie, the museum has maintained an international reputation for its ongoing research and discovery that create a better understanding of the history of the earth and its inhabitants. Today, the museum is ranked among the top five natural history museums in the country and features 20 exhibition halls including the blockbuster Dinosaurs in Their Time.

Carnegie Museum of Natural History’s Lifelong Learning department is currently seeking enthusiastic, energetic, and reliable individuals to join our dynamic team to deliver exciting dinosaur encounters as an Outreach Presenter specifically costumed AS A DINOSAUR. The positions are occasional and part-time and will be called upon to perform at birthday parties, schools, festivals and more. Most performances are scheduled during the day, both weekdays and weekends.

REQUIREMENTS:
• Charismatic, engaging and inspiring personality
• Capable of interpreting, adapting and responding to audience cues
• Strong communication skills
• Must have a valid PA driver’s license

PERFECT OPPORTUNITY FOR:
• Candidate working towards a BS or BA in theater, and/or elementary/secondary education.
• Candidate interested in enhancing/refining their acting and presentation skills by exclusively utilizing non-verbal gestures and movements.
• Candidate with a passion for children’s theater/entertainment
• Current/past student athlete

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
• Physicality to perform in a costume that weighs approximately 75 pounds for up to 20 minutes at a time
• Able to lift, transport, and assemble set materials

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

The following PA Act 153 clearances, or proof of application of clearances, are required prior to 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 part of the orientation process. However, if you would like more information, please visit http://keepkidssafe.pa.gov/clearances/index.htm

TO APPLY:
All applications must be submitted through the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh Job Opportunities Web Site at www.carnegiemuseums.org/opportunities

First time users, click CREATE PROFILE. You must upload, type, or paste your resume and cover letter in the appropriate fields in order to be considered for this position with Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh. When applying for multiple jobs, please keep in mind that our applicant system is only able to maintain a single resume and cover letter in your Applicant Profile. Therefore, we recommend that your application materials be submitted in a general format that will apply to all positions to which you are expressing an interest.

Returning applicants should log in using the previously created account.
Carnegie Museums is an EEO-1 Affirmative Action Employer-M/F/Veteran/Disability.
(Posted 2/12)

 

Executive Director, James A. Michener Art Museum, Doylestown

Reporting to the board of trustees, the Executive Director is charged with leading the Michener Art Museum, with artistic and programmatic excellence as a guide. An outgoing leader with a commitment to the organization’s mission, the Executive Director will serve as the chief spokesperson, representing the Michener Art Museum regionally and nationally to many external stakeholders and constituents in the Center City/Philadelphia community. The scope of responsibility includes providing leadership and strategic direction in support of the museum’s exhibitions, permanent collection, and partnership activities. The Executive Director will maintain a high professional profile and ensure operational success to support growth in both contributed and earned revenue. Working together with the board of trustees, the Executive Director will ensure the success of an institution that serves as a symbol of community pride and a beacon of cultural heritage in Bucks County.

Roles and Responsibilities

Leadership and Personal Accountability

  • Oversee all day-to-day operations, with a special emphasis on curatorial staff, staffing programs, facilities, and educational activities to ensure the continued quality of exhibitions and an excellent visitor experience.
  • Working with the CFO and the recommendations of the Finance Committee, prepare an annual operating budget and provide ongoing updates on financial operations to ensure the most effective use of resources.
  • Ensure the development of an engaging exhibition program, consistent with the organization’s mission, and a collection management program that supports the preservation and growth of the permanent collection.
  • Actively engage with a national network of museum professionals, artists, and art collectors, participating in relevant field meetings and organizations to share and implement current best practices and industry trends with members of the board and staff.
  • Ensure that the necessary organizational structure, policies, systems controls, and procedures are in place and regularly reviewed for effectiveness.
  • Interview, hire, and mentor staff, assign work, and provide performance appraisals on a regular basis.
  • Maintain an organization with the highest ethical standards.

Strategy, Planning, and Organization

  • Lead the Michener Art Museum through an inclusive strategic planning process, working with the board, staff, and community stakeholders to develop a clear vision for programming, financial growth, and partnership opportunities.
  • Ensure the completion of the ongoing master planning to support the organization’s long-term goals, as approved by the board, including possible capital campaign evaluation, planning, and execution.
  • Provide concise, relevant, and timely information to the board so that it can fulfill its policy and decision-making responsibilities.
  • Guide, direct, and support the board and its committees in their fundraising, governance, and community ambassador duties for the Michener Art Museum and its activities.
  • In partnership with the collections committee, implement a professional collections management program with a goal to grow and develop of a distinguished collection, consistent with the organization’s mission.
  • Lead the curatorial and educational teams in developing annual plans, providing appropriate resources to meet the organization’s strategic vision.

Customer Focus and Community Engagement

  • Develop and foster an internal culture that maintains the highest standards for customer service, excellence of visitor experience, and fiscal, operational, and organizational integrity.
  • Internally and externally communicate the Michener Art Museum’s direction and vision to build commitment and support for the organization’s mission, driving contributed and earned revenue strategies.
  • Guide the board and staff in identifying stakeholders, developing strategies, and defining key messages to individuals and institutions to ensure that revenues meet organizational goals.
  • Cultivate relationships with organizations and participate in community activities both regionally and nationally to build partnerships and expand the Michener Art Museum’s reach.
  • Connect with the community to understand what it wants and needs from the organization and effectively network and bring the community in to the Michener Art Museum.

Traits and Characteristics

The Executive Director will be a dynamic and assertive leader who values frequent interaction and collaboration with others. This individual will be people-oriented with a commitment to exceeding customer expectations. As a versatile leader, the Executive Director will balance tasks and projects with a sense of urgency. The selected individual will have a track record of successful fundraising and will bring energy, passion, and an appreciation for art history and arts education.

Other key competencies include:

  • Leadership – Organizes and motivates others to accomplish goals while creating a sense of order, direction, and active participation among a variety of stakeholders. ?
  • Self-Management and Personal Accountability – Prioritizes and completes tasks necessary to meet or exceed the agreed upon expectations of the role and to assume accountability for personal actions.
  • Planning and Organizing – Sets and prioritizes relevant, realistic, and attainable goals and objectives. Anticipates effects, outcomes, and risks and then manages resources according to set priorities.
  • Customer and Donor Focus – Consistently places a high value on visitors and donors. Objectively listens to, understands, and respects feedback, anticipates needs, develops appropriate solutions, and?exceeds expectations.
  • Conceptual Thinking – Demonstrates the ability to forecast long-range outcomes and develop suitable business strategies. Identifies, evaluates, and communicates potential impacts of hypothetical situations.
  • Interpersonal Skills – Builds rapport and demonstrates a sincere interest in others. Effectively communicates and relates well to all kinds of people.

Experience and Qualifications

A master’s degree, or equivalent, and 10 years of progressive experience with at least seven years at a senior leadership level are required. Qualified candidates must have a demonstrated success in a senior leadership position, ideally in a cultural organization, and a proven track record as an effective fundraiser. Past experience at an art museum and an understanding of art history is ideal. Possessing a passion for arts education and partnerships, the successful candidate will be people-oriented and versatile.

Compensation and Benefits

Compensation is commensurate with experience. Appropriate benefits, including health and dental insurance, vacation time, and participation in 403(b) retirement plan, are also provided.

Application and Inquires

Please submit a letter and resume (electronic submissions preferred) with a summary of demonstrable accomplishments to:

Ms. Wyona Lynch-McWhite, Vice President
292 Newbury Street, Suite 315
Boston, MA 02115-2801
Tel (888) 234.4236 Ext. 225
Email michener@ArtsConsulting.com
(Posted 2/7)

 

Communications and Program Coordinator, Wagner Free Institute of Science, Philadelphia

Founded in 1855, the Wagner Free Institute of Science is a National Historic Landmark museum and educational institution dedicated to providing free public education in science.  It serves 35,000+ people each year through museum, library and extensive educational programs.  The Wagner today has a dual mission: it teaches contemporary science and interprets the history and development of science through programs based on its uniquely preserved Victorian building and museum and library collections.  Located near Temple University, the Wagner partners with organizations across the city to make its programs widely accessible. To learn more, please visit: www.wagnerfreeinstitute.org

Title:  Communications & Program Coordinator

The position is full-time, with some evening and week-end hours.

Description: The Wagner Free Institute of Science seeks a Communications and Program Coordinator.  This full-time position is the primary contact for all media outlets and handles all forms of public communications including newsletters, social media, press and promotional materials. The position helps plan, present and promote a range of educational and public programs offered by the Wagner, including evening science courses, public lectures, special events, and collaborations with other organizations. The position works closely with the Executive Director and as part of a team with Visitor Engagement, Development, Collection and Education staff to plan and deliver programs, and promote the Wagner to the public.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and coordinate program and event publicity
  • Design and draft promotional materials, both print and electronic
  • Serve as primary contact for local, regional and national media
  • Actively promote the Wagner through social media outlets
  • Plan and coordinate public programs and special events for adults and general audiences
  • Assist with creative program development
  • Represent the Wagner in collaborative programs and partnerships with other cultural institutions
  • Assist with special events and visitor services
  • Coordinate volunteers for programs and events
  • Maintain records and report on programs
  • Other duties as assigned

Skills:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong computer and design skills
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to manage multiple tasks/projects
  • Ability to work collaboratively, independently and creatively

Qualifications:

  • BA/BS required; background and demonstrated interest in science, history, museum or preservation-related field preferred
  • 2-3 years’ experience in communications; some experience in program management preferred
  • Graphic design experience strongly preferred
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suite (or other design program)
  • Experience with website maintenance and email software (constant contact, mailchimp) a plus
  • Availability to work periodic evenings and Saturdays

The Wagner Free Institute of Science is an Equal Opportunity Employer

To Apply:

Send resume, cover letter, 2 writing/work samples and references via email (in pdf format) to:

susang@wagnerfreeinstitute.org

(Please use as subject line: Communications & Program Coordinator search)

Or by mail to:

Wagner Free Institute of Science
1700 W. Montgomery Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19121
Attention: Communications & Program Coordinator search committee(No telephone or walk-in inquiries please)
(Posted 2/7)

 

Museum Educator Assistant – Resources Team, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Pittsburgh

Carnegie Museum of Natural History is a place of adventure, discovery and education that welcomes everyone to enjoy the wonders of its collections and exhibitions. Founded in 1895 by Andrew Carnegie, the museum has maintained an international reputation for its ongoing research and discovery that create a better understanding of the history of the earth and its inhabitants. Today, the museum is ranked among the top five natural history museums in the country and features 20 exhibition halls including the blockbuster Dinosaurs in Their Time.

Temporary Museum Educator Assistants – Resources Team in the Education Department at Carnegie Museum of Natural History get hands-on experience that will both challenge and broaden their knowledge of topics in natural history and informal education. Individuals will work collaboratively with Education staff by providing logistical support to our on-site, summer camp teaching teams. Each summer, the museum facilitates over fifty summer camp experiences over the course of eleven weeks. Museum Educator Assistants selected to work as part of our Materials and Resources team are responsible for maintaining organization of reusable camp supplies, reviewing lesson plans to identify and gather required materials for each planned activity, and communicating with supervisors regarding purchasing of new materials as required.

Position Requirements: We are looking for highly organized and detail-oriented individuals with excellent communication skills. The ability to work as part of a large team, in a high-pressure environment, is essential. Competency in Microsoft Office Suite is required, and proficiency in Excel is preferred.

Ideal Candidate:
• Applies creative problem solving and maintains composure in a demanding environment
• Possesses a valid Pennsylvania Driver’s license. Access to a vehicle is not required, but the candidate must be comfortable driving a museum van.
• Is available to work daylight hours, Monday through Friday. Available shifts are 7:30a-2p and 10:30a-5p (30 hours per week). Shifts include a 30-minute lunch break.
• Is available throughout the summer (June 4-August 24). Some evening or weekend work may be required as needed.

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

The following PA Act 153 clearances, or proof of application of clearances, are required prior to 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 part of the orientation process. However, if you would like more information, please visit http://keepkidssafe.pa.gov/clearances/index.htm

TO APPLY:
All applications must be submitted through the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh Job Opportunities Web Site at www.carnegiemuseums.org/opportunities

First time users, click CREATE PROFILE. You must upload, type, or paste your resume and cover letter in the appropriate fields in order to be considered for this position with Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh. When applying for multiple jobs, please keep in mind that our applicant system is only able to maintain a single resume and cover letter in your Applicant Profile. Therefore, we recommend that your application materials be submitted in a general format that will apply to all positions to which you are expressing an interest.

Returning applicants should log in using the previously created account.
Carnegie Museums is an EEO-1 Affirmative Action Employer-M/F/Veteran/Disability.
(Posted 2/2)

 

Museum Educator Assistant, Classroom, Temporary, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Pittsburgh

Carnegie Museum of Natural History is a place of adventure, discovery and education that welcomes everyone to enjoy the wonders of its collections and exhibitions. Founded in 1895 by Andrew Carnegie, the museum has maintained an international reputation for its ongoing research and discovery that create a better understanding of the history of the earth and its inhabitants. Today, the museum is ranked among the top five natural history museums in the country and features 20 exhibition halls including the blockbuster Dinosaurs in Their Time.

Temporary Museum Educator Assistants – Classrooms in the Education Department at Carnegie Museum of Natural History will get hands-on experience that will both challenge and broaden their knowledge of topics in natural history and informal education. The Museum Educator Assistant – Classrooms work collaboratively with Education staff to help conduct on-site, children’s day camps over the course of the summer. Classroom-based Museum Educator Assistants are crucial in the creation of an inviting and engaging camp atmosphere. They assist Museum Educators with daily sign-in and sign-out procedures, monitoring of camper safety, and the facilitation of informal learning experiences.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS: We are looking for energetic and charismatic individuals who are interested in assisting educators in teaching about how natural history affects contemporary life through topics in environmental science, geology, biology, and anthropology. Experience working with young people in a camp or educational capacity is preferred. Current enrollment in (or graduation from) an undergraduate or graduate course of study in environmental science, geology, biology, anthropology, or education is preferred but is not required.

IDEAL CANDIDATES:
• Are proactive problem solvers
• Are responsive to constructive feedback
• Are approachable and friendly
• Are available for daylight hours (7:30a-3:30p) ; Monday-Friday, Monday through Friday, throughout the summer (June 11-August 24). Some evening or weekend work may be required as needed.

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

The following PA Act 153 clearances, or proof of application of clearances, are required prior to 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 part of the orientation process. However, if you would like more information, please visit http://keepkidssafe.pa.gov/clearances/index.htm

TO APPLY:
All applications must be submitted through the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh Job Opportunities Web Site at www.carnegiemuseums.org/opportunities

First time users, click CREATE PROFILE. You must upload, type, or paste your resume and cover letter in the appropriate fields in order to be considered for this position with Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh. When applying for multiple jobs, please keep in mind that our applicant system is only able to maintain a single resume and cover letter in your Applicant Profile. Therefore, we recommend that your application materials be submitted in a general format that will apply to all positions to which you are expressing an interest.

Returning applicants should log in using the previously created account.
Carnegie Museums is an EEO-1 Affirmative Action Employer-M/F/Veteran/Disability.
(Posted 2/2)

 

Museum Educator, Temporary, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Pittsburgh

Temporary Museum Educators in the Education Department at Carnegie Museum of Natural History get hands-on experience that will both challenge and broaden their knowledge of topics in natural history and informal education. Museum Educators will work collaboratively with Education staff to conduct on-site, children’s day camps over the course of the summer. Museum Educators typically lead instruction for groups of 10-30 individuals, execute educational experiences using unique museum resources, and work collaboratively with a team of educators, assistants, and volunteers to deliver effective and engaging learning experiences.

Position Requirements: We are looking for energetic and charismatic individuals who are interested in learning and teaching about how natural history affects contemporary life through topics in environmental science, geology, biology, and anthropology. Candidates must have prior experience working with young people and/or adults in an educational capacity. Candidates with bachelor’s degree and experience presenting educational programs in informal settings are preferred.

IDEAL CANDIDATES:
• Embrace the museum’s student-centered, inquiry-based philosophy.
• Thrive in a team environment.
• Have a working knowledge of best practices in guiding student-directed inquiry and facilitating differentiated instruction.
• Are available for daylight hours, Monday through Friday, throughout the summer (June 11-August 24). Some evening or weekend work may be required as needed.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: This position requires constant mobility around the classroom and through museum exhibit halls for several hours at a time. If the person is not able to bend or lift items of 20 – 50 lbs, they must be willing to ask for assistance performing tasks that require these actions.

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

The following PA Act 153 clearances, or proof of application of clearances, are required prior to 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 part of the orientation process. However, if you would like more information, please visit http://keepkidssafe.pa.gov/clearances/index.htm

TO APPLY:
All applications must be submitted through the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh Job Opportunities Web Site at www.carnegiemuseums.org/opportunities

First time users, click CREATE PROFILE. You must upload, type, or paste your resume and cover letter in the appropriate fields in order to be considered for this position with Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh. When applying for multiple jobs, please keep in mind that our applicant system is only able to maintain a single resume and cover letter in your Applicant Profile. Therefore, we recommend that your application materials be submitted in a general format that will apply to all positions to which you are expressing an interest.

Returning applicants should log in using the previously created account.
Carnegie Museums is an EEO-1 Affirmative Action Employer-M/F/Veteran/Disability.
(Posted 2/2)

 

Pre/Post Camp Supervisors, Temporary, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Pittsburgh

Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History seek Temporary, Pre/Post-Camp Supervisors to work with museum staff to plan, develop, and implement fun and educational activities for inter-age groups of children (ages 6-13). These activities take place in the museums’ indoor and outdoor spaces during the time period between camp sessions and parent pickup times. The pre/post camp supervisor will lead pre/post-camp staff in building a welcome and inclusive environment for campers, families, and staff and in implementing activities and ensuring camper safety at all times.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS: We are seeking outgoing, enthusiastic individuals with excellent leadership skills, the ability to work both with a team and independently, and strong organization and communication skills. Candidates should embrace the museums’ student-centered, inquiry-based philosophy and be able to work with a team. Degree in education, art, art history, psychology, the sciences or related fields required. Experience working with children in a structured environment (ie in a museum, camp, traditional classroom, daycare, or recreational setting) required.

HOURS/AVAILABILITY SCHEDULE: 7 to 9:30 am or 2:30 to 6 pm; Monday-Friday; June-August.

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

The following PA Act 153 clearances, or proof of application of clearances, are required prior to 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 part of the orientation process. However, if you would like more information, please visit http://keepkidssafe.pa.gov/clearances/index.htm

TO APPLY:
All applications must be submitted through the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh Job Opportunities Web Site at www.carnegiemuseums.org/opportunities

First time users, click CREATE PROFILE. You must upload, type, or paste your resume and cover letter in the appropriate fields in order to be considered for this position with Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh. When applying for multiple jobs, please keep in mind that our applicant system is only able to maintain a single resume and cover letter in your Applicant Profile. Therefore, we recommend that your application materials be submitted in a general format that will apply to all positions to which you are expressing an interest.

Returning applicants should log in using the previously created account.
Carnegie Museums is an EEO-1 Affirmative Action Employer-M/F/Veteran/Disability.
(Posted 2/2)

 

Pre/Post Camp Assistants, Temporary, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Pittsburgh

Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History seek Temporary, Pre/Post-Camp Program Assistants to work with the museum staff to implement fun, engaging, and educational activities for inter-age groups of children during the museums’ pre/post-camp program. Program assistants will participate in activities designed and directed by the pre/post-camp supervisor, interact with children, and ensure safety of campers at all times.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS: We are seeking individuals with an interest in creating a welcoming and inclusive environment for children ages 6-13. Candidates should embrace the museums’ student-centered, inquiry-based philosophy and be able to work with a team. Some college-level coursework in education, art, art history, psychology, the sciences or related fields required. Experience working with children in a structured environment (ie in a museum, camp, traditional classroom, daycare, or recreational setting) required. Strong communication and classroom management skills and an interest in education are beneficial.

HOURS/AVAILABILITY SCHEDULE: Mondays-Fridays, June 11-August 24, 2018, 7 – 9:00 am or 2:30 to 6:00 pm

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

The following PA Act 153 clearances, or proof of application of clearances, are required prior to 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 part of the orientation process. However, if you would like more information, please visit http://keepkidssafe.pa.gov/clearances/index.htm

TO APPLY:
All applications must be submitted through the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh Job Opportunities Web Site at www.carnegiemuseums.org/opportunities

First time users, click CREATE PROFILE. You must upload, type, or paste your resume and cover letter in the appropriate fields in order to be considered for this position with Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh. When applying for multiple jobs, please keep in mind that our applicant system is only able to maintain a single resume and cover letter in your Applicant Profile. Therefore, we recommend that your application materials be submitted in a general format that will apply to all positions to which you are expressing an interest.

Returning applicants should log in using the previously created account.
Carnegie Museums is an EEO-1 Affirmative Action Employer-M/F/Veteran/Disability.
(Posted 2/2)

 

 

Executive Director, Erie Art Museum, Erie

The Erie Art Museum, located in the heart of historic downtown Erie, Pennsylvania, is a major regional museum with a collection of over eight thousand paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, ceramics, metal works and textiles, and an annual schedule of eighteen to twenty exhibitions.

The institution dates back to 1898 and is regarded as one of the cornerstones of the arts in the Erie region. The Museum Complex encompasses a modern 10,500 square foot facility, connected to some of the oldest and most beautiful structures in the city.

The Museum is a designated Regional Folk Art Support Center, and in 2011 was awarded the National Medal for Museum and Library Services. The Erie Art Museum is an important part of an exciting and well-funded downtown development initiative occurring in the old Erie city center.

The Erie Art Museum’s mission is to maintain an institution of excellence dedicated to the promotion and advancement of the visual arts: by developing and maintaining a quality art collection, by encouraging art in all its forms, by fostering lifelong art learning, and by building community among artists, art students and the public. The Erie Art Museum is a green institution occupying a LEED Gold certified facility and expresses its commitment to future generations through policies that assure and promote environmental sustainability. The Erie Art Museum is a proud partner to Erie Arts & Culture, a grantee of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and an Erie County Lead Asset as designated by the Erie County Gaming Revenue Authority.

With a dedicated staff of eighteen, an annual growing operating budget of $1.1 million, a national reputation for quality programming and community engagement, a highly acclaimed new curator, and the exciting philanthropic backing of new supporters, the Museum now actively seeks a progressive Executive Director possessing artistic vision and immense energy, who will lead the continued growth of this beloved Museum and participate in the important redevelopment plans of the city’s downtown center.

Qualified candidates must possess solid knowledge of art and art history; museum management theory, with museum management experience preferred; strong fundraising and public relations skills; excellent communication skills necessary to engage various constituencies; and the abilities to lead and energize staff, volunteers, board members and community leaders.

An undergraduate degree from an accredited institution of higher learning is required with an advanced degree in Arts Administration, Art History, Fine Arts, Museum Studies or Humanities preferred.

The dedicated Board of Directors, in cooperation with Thomas R. Moore Executive Search, LLC, request that all interested individuals forward a resume and letter of interest by March 1, 2018, to hr@erieartmuseum.org. The comprehensive position description is available at www.erieartmuseum.org/jobpostings/.

RequirementsQualified candidates must possess solid knowledge of art and art history; museum management theory, with museum management experience preferred; strong fundraising and public relations skills; excellent communication skills necessary to engage various constituencies; and the abilities to lead and energize staff, volunteers, board members and community leaders.

An undergraduate degree from an accredited institution of higher learning is required with an advanced degree in Arts Administration, Art History, Fine Arts, Museum Studies or Humanities preferred.

The dedicated Board of Directors, in cooperation with Thomas R. Moore Executive Search, LLC, request that all interested individuals forward a resume and letter of interest by March 1, 2018, to hr@erieartmuseum.org. The comprehensive position description is available at www.erieartmuseum.org/jobpostings/.
(Posted 2/1)

 

PT Programs and Outreach Assistant, The Franklin Institute, Philadelphia

The Programs and Outreach Assistant is responsible for logistical support of the department, with a strong emphasis on supporting Professional Development team projects as outlined by grant-funding. Responsibilities include: purchasing, space reservation and set-up, invoicing, database entry, making copies for events, preparing and organizing program materials, ordering and managing new materials, coordinating food for events, processing expense reports, and coordinating travel.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree preferred; 1-2 years’ experience with administrative duties in a professional setting. Must have excellent organizational skills, be self-motivated, and have the ability to work independently and in a team. Must have excellent interpersonal communication skills, and have demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.

We offer competitive salary and benefits. Send resume to: THE FRANKLIN INSTITUTE, Human Resources Department, 222 N. 20th St., Phila, PA  19103, email: employment@fi.edu or fax 215-448-1121.  EOE.
(Posted 2/1)

 

Executive Assistant to CEO and Special Associate to Executive Office, Please Touch Museum, Philadelphia

Please Touch Museum is a non-profit organization seeks an Executive Assistant to CEO & Special Associate to Executive Office to manage the strategic administrative functions and effectiveness of the office of the Museum’s Executive team to provide special project support and acts as a liaison for the Museum to the Board of Directors, and to the community. This position performs time-sensitive project management responsibilities and often confidential information that involve composing letters and documents, utilizing technology tools to the fullest, and professionally communicating in person, by telephone, mail and email with varying constituents. This position reports to the President & CEO.

Responsibilities include but not limited to:  President & CEO: Facilitate the day to day needs of the office of by handling all administrative aspects, includes but not limited to: calendar management; event coordination; project managing; collation of presentation materials, and follow up for interactions with outside constituents; first contact for calls and visitors for CEO; resolving basic incidents; manage the CEO’s mail; manage electronic contact system; organize and expedites the flow of work through the President & CEO office; act as direct operational liaison to Board of Directors: coordinate Board and Committee meetings; prepare and distribute Board and Committee meeting minutes; prepare and distribute agendas and Board meeting packets: monitor Board participation and assist with new Board member orientation; maintain Board portal; prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously; prepare and draft well written correspondences and contracts; coordinate special projects which may include: planning and coordinating multiple presentations, disseminating information; participate in internal committees and activities, representing the Executive department providing various administrative needs; prepare PowerPoint presentations; make reservations for meals, meetings, or events; make travel and hotel arrangements; arrange conference calling sessions; manage museum participation in community events; work with the internal catering; ensure that a thorough project management documents are completed prior to any activity, meeting or trips; and tracks and monitors Executive departments budget expenses.

Chief of Staff:  Support the COS in scheduling meetings, preparing meeting notices and overseeing meeting logistics. Assist with all board and board committee work, and ensure consistency in format and manner of presentation of all materials internally and externally.

Chief Engagement Officer: Project manage logistical aspect of national and regional grant coordination of all documents for grants with the development department; prepare research; exhibitory and collection documentation; populate project management template with pertinent information; and assist with preparing presentations. Responsibility to graph and document internal and external research data through different avenues.

Requirements:

Associate degree with emphasis on Field of study: Administrative Assistant Communications, Museum Communications or related fields; International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP); Business Professionals of American (BPA), or other certifications are an asset; 5-8 years’ experience supporting a multi C-Suite team; knowledge of business vocabulary and standards for office communications; proven ability to read and interpret organizational polices, contract, grants and other work-related documents; proven ability to abide by confidentiality requirements; proven ability to accomplish work within required timelines; advanced time management skills; ability to work under pressure in a professional manner; ability to multi-task and prioritize multiple assignments; long and short term project tracking and management required; strong project management skills required.; ability to prepare concise, direct, and discreet internal and external communication; experience in internal and external communications including but not limited to working with Board of Directors, donors and government officials; strong writing and presentation (oral and written) skills; experience in database management, customer service practices, spreadsheet applications, presentation and report preparation; demonstrated ability to work cooperatively in a team environment; experience in budget and expense tracking required; able to work independently. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite; excellent office skills,; must demonstrate strong interpersonal skills, maturity and good judgment and be capable of communicating with a diverse range of individuals; strong initiative, problem solving skills and sound judgment; able to provide support to a variety of projects, work with various people’s schedules; detail oriented; ability to follow through and organized and flexible, to be able to adapt to changing priorities with ease.

Please Touch Museum offers an excellent work environment with emphasis on play, a comprehensive benefit package, and competitive salary.  To apply for this opportunity, please mail your cover letter including your accomplishments and resume to: Sr. Director of Human Resources, Please Touch Museum, 4231 Avenue of the Republic, Philadelphia, PA 19131; fax to: (215)-581-3182; Email: employment@pleasetouchmuseum.org. Office phone:  215-581-3189 EOE
(Posted 2/1)

 

Museum Tour Coordinator, The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia

The Fabric Workshop and Museum (FWM), an internationally acclaimed contemporary art museum in Philadelphia, seeks a full-time Museum Tour Coordinator to coordinate all aspects of the tour program; lead tours of FWM’s current exhibitions and professional studios; cultivate and supervise a team of education interns; conduct training sessions for the education interns to lead inquiry based tours of FWM’s current exhibitions and transform the visitor experience by teaching from FWM’s unique history, permanent collection, and current exhibitions. The Museum Tour Coordinator must have exceptional communication and organizational skills, enjoy interacting with a diverse audience and have knowledge of contemporary art.  This position reports directly to the Director of Education.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead tours of FWM and current exhibitions with diverse audiences
  • Schedule, coordinate, and facilitate all administrative aspects of the museum tour program as well as manage inventory of tour and hands-on workshop supplies
  • Record and track program and visitor services data: attendance, evaluation, invoices, income and expenses
  • Work with Director of Museum Shop to coordinate the tour schedule with education interns and visitor services staff to deliver hands-on, inquiry based participatory programs for K-12, college, adult, and professional audiences
  • Serve as a team member on a variety of education and other public program initiatives
  • Work closely with Director of Education to recruit, oversee and cultivate a museum education internship program to assist with leading tours, hands on workshops and public education programs
  • Work closely with Manager of Family and Community Programs to research, develop, and prepare exhibition training materials for each exhibition
  • Develop and maintain relationships with partner organizations and their surrounding communities by prioritizing anti-bias and culturally sensitive teaching and providing exceptional customer service in accordance to museum standards
  • Liaise with the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance STAMP program
  • Perform all other related functions as assigned

Qualifications:

  • MA in Museum Education preferred, Bachelor’s Degree in Art Education or Studio Art required
  • Minimum two years’ museum education experience
  • Experience with screen printing and other art making techniques as well as demonstrated knowledge of contemporary art and fine art practices
  • Self-motivated, flexible, and dedicated
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and Creative Suite, with and have the ability to learn additional computer/technical skills as needed
  • Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills with attention to detail
  • Ability to work on several projects at once and change priorities on short notice
  • Ability to interact effectively with co-workers and managers
Education Level:
MA in Museum Education preferred, Bachelor’s Degree in Art Education or Studio Art required
The salary for this position is commensurate with experience and includes benefits. Interested candidates should send a letter of interest, resume, and 3 references to christina@fabricworkshopandmuseum.org. Include “Application: Museum Tour Coordinator” in the subject line of email. EOE. No phone calls please.
(Posted 1/26)

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. 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. 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.

NMAJH is an equal opportunity employer.

Education Level:
High School Diploma

Eligible candidates should send cover letter and resume to nmajh-shop@nmajh.org

No phone calls, please.
(Posted 1/26)

Development and Communications Director, Briar Bush Nature Center, Abington

Briar Bush Nature Center, the leading environmental education provider for the region in and around the Abington, PA area, seeks an experienced professional who has experience in a range of resource development areas. Briar Bush is funded by Abington Township and through earned income and donations through the Friends of Briar Bush. The mix of income sources has helped create a strong, stable organization that the community is proud to call its own.

This salaried position comes with a full range of excellent benefits including paid vacation, personal days, holidays; an excellent healthcare program, tuition assistance, a paid pension and more.  Salary is commensurate with experience.  Position reports to the Executive Director.

Essential Duties/Typical Responsibilities

  • Membership and Fundraising

Create and manage an integrated development plan that successfully weaves together all areas of membership and development in alignment with the Center’s activities and goals

Coordinate the membership program of the nonprofit arm, including acquisition and retention

Cultivate and steward private donors and corporate relationships

Coordinate and create communications for all fundraising campaigns

Acknowledge donors in a timely manner

  • Communications

Ensure that Briar Bush activities are and programs are communicated with the community

Coordinate and edit a quarterly newsletter, calendar, constant contact, and other communications

Writes or edits press releases and other media materials

  • Special Events

Oversee the design, communications, marketing, and execution of special events, including the Feather Our Nest Auction

Support special events chairs, staff, contractors, and volunteers

  • Administration

Compose and/or edit reports and correspondence

Supervise staff and volunteers as duties relate to marketing, fundraising and special events

Attend appropriate board and committee meetings and stewards board relationships in this area.

Direct board committee activities to meet development and communication goals

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Knowledge of and experience in nonprofit fundraising
  • Passion for Briar Bush’s mission
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with community officials, corporate leaders, volunteers, program participants and the general public
  • Ability to communicate ideas effectively both orally and in writing;
  • Excellent computer skills including database experience; an outgoing personality; affinity for working with people
  • A high degree of organizational skills and attention to detail and strong writing and communication skills
  • Experience serving as an environmental educator providing diverse programming
  • At least two years’ experience in a leadership position of a comparable education institution
  • Experience in program design and evaluation, teacher training, and administration
  • Administrative experience in creating and managing budgets

Education and Experience

  • At least three years of demonstrated experience in database management, networking, fundraising events, donor cultivation, campaigns, and communications 
  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university

General Conditions of Work

This is medium work requiring the exertion of 50 pounds of force occasionally, up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects; work requires climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pulling, lifting, and grasping; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word, and conveying detailed or important instructions to others accurately, loudly, or quickly; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels, and to receive detailed information through oral communications and/or to make fine distinction in sound frequently; visual acuity is required for depth perception, color perception, preparing and analyzing written or computer data, visual inspection involving small defects and/or small parts, operation of machines, operation of motor vehicles or equipment, determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work, and observing general surroundings and activities frequently; the worker is subject to inside and outside environmental conditions, and atmospheric conditions.

Application Information:

Please send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to

Email: greta@briarbush.org

Mail: Briar Bush Nature Center
Re: Development & Communications Director
1212 Edge Hill Rd.
Abington, PA 19001

Position is open until filled. Application review will begin February 1, 2018.
(Posted 1/26)

 

PT Visitor Experience Coordinator, The Hershey Story Museum, Hershey

This position will be responsible for working with front-line staff in providing a positive experience to all guests. This position will serve as Manager on Duty (MOD) on select weekends, holidays and evenings. Incumbent will facilitate opening and closing procedures. MOD is responsible for handling any guest issues that may arise, including completing incident reports and handling guest service recovery issues. Coordinator  will be knowledgeable about all experiences available within The Hershey Story, including Museum Experience, Chocolate Lab, Tastings and retail and be able to assist guests and co-workers.  This position will assist with the execution of public programs, including Little Elves Workshop. Incumbent will also be responsible for maintaining daily schedules and will support the Manager, Visitor Experience and other departments with light administrative duties.

Minimum knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform major duties/responsibilities:

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite of programs
  • Work Hours will include weekends, evenings, holidays, and work a varied schedule
  • Excellent Communication skills
  • May be required to stand for 5-6 hours at a time

To apply, please complete an application form on The Hershey Story website, https://hersheystory.org/employment-application/
(Posted 1/26)

 

Manager, CMP’s Innovation Studio,The Carnegie Museums, Pittsburgh

The Carnegie Museums is a collection of four creative, inspiring, thought-provoking places of exploration: Carnegie Museum of Art, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Carnegie Science Center, and The Andy Warhol Museum. We educate young people and attract lifetime learners of all ages. We are the largest, most far-reaching cultural organization in the Pittsburgh region, known throughout the world for our vast art and scientific collections and our scientific research. And we’re a community leader in educational outreach.

The Manager of CMP’s Innovation Studio will lead a team providing compelling participative experiences that encourage visitors onsite and online to explore, create, share and connect with each other around museum content. This will involve: the creation and maintenance of a strategy for shaping CMP’s Studio and digital engagement efforts to leverage new and existing technology; monitoring emerging trends in interactive digital technologies in museums and related fields; developing relationships with counterparts in peer institutions and technology providers; working with museum management and personnel in technology, education, operations and exhibitions; identifying possible project funding and working with the advancement department to secure it; and managing the development and implementation of digital projects throughout CMP.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelor’s degree and experience in computer science, interaction design, visual communication, instructional design or related field. Seven to ten years professional experience producing web-based and other multimedia in a team environment with at least three years supervisory/team-leader experience. Strong expertise and skills in web, interactive, project management, operations and marketing. Master’s degree in interaction design, entertainment technology or related field a plus.

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

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. However, if you would like to apply for the documents on your own or for more information, please visit http://keepkidssafe.pa.gov/clearances/index.htm

TO APPLY: All applications must be submitted through the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh Job Opportunities Web Site at www.carnegiemuseums.org/opportunities

First time users, click CREATE PROFILE. You must upload, type, or paste your resume and cover letter in the appropriate fields in order to be considered for this position with Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh. When applying for multiple jobs, please keep in mind that our applicant system is only able to maintain a single resume and cover letter in your Applicant Profile. Therefore, we recommend that your application materials be submitted in a general format that will apply to all positions to which you are expressing an interest. Returning applicants should log in using the previously created account.

Carnegie Museums is an EEO-1 Affirmative Action Employer-M/F/Veteran/Disability.
(Posted 1/24)

 

Vice President, Communications, The Franklin Institute, Philadelphia

As one of the leading science centers in the country, The Franklin Institute is an educational and cultural center that directly reaches more than one million people each year with informal science learning experiences engaging students, adults, and families. While having a national reputation and nearly 200 years of history, The Franklin Institute prides itself as being the most visited museum in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, a top-five tourist destination in the City of Philadelphia, and an anchor of the local economy.

We are seeking a senior level executive who brings creative leadership and vision to The Franklin Institute’s strategic communications and marketing efforts. The Vice President of Communications develops a strategy for communications and marketing that positions The Franklin Institute, its brand, and its programs and experiences as leading on a national and global stage and with a diverse set of stakeholders. Additionally, this vital position secures high-impact press for the organization and its spokespersons and acts as a spokesperson on media interactions that help promote The Franklin Institute. The Vice President of Communications will support the external and internal communications team to develop processes to streamline operations, prioritize media and speaking opportunities, and build trust and awareness for the Institute’s brand.

The successful candidate will have a minimum of seven (7) years’ experience at a senior management or executive level experience leading a comprehensive marketing and communications program to advance an organization’s mission and goals. Background should include leading a diverse team of individuals and skill sets both in-house and with external consulting partners. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university required, graduate degree highly preferred. Must be a creative thinker with a passion for the Institute’s mission and a track record of translating thinking into action plans and output. Must have strong interpersonal and communication skills and exhibit a polished professional demeanor with executive presence and a persuasive manner. Demonstrated track record of strategic thinking and execution skills is critical. Excellent project management skills and abilities are essential to success in this role.

Advance your career by working at The Franklin Institute! Applications from candidates at all levels of training, experience, and education are accepted for positions in administrative, curatorial, security, trade, and professional areas. We offer competitive salary and benefits. The Franklin Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Cover letters and resumes can be submitted to our Human Resources Department in a variety of ways:

Email: employment@fi.edu (Please indicate the position for which you are applying in the subject line.)

Postal Mail:
The Franklin Institute
ATTN: Human Resources Department
222 North 20th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Fax: 215.448.1121

Delivery: 20th Street Business Entrance or Bartol Atrium Security Desk
(Posted 1/24)

 

Social Media Editor, Chemical Heritage Foundation/Science History Institute, Philadelphia

The Chemical Heritage Foundation, which will become the Science History Institute on February 1, 2018, is a library, museum, and center for scholars focused on the intersections of science, culture, and history. We are actively recruiting for the full-time position of Social Media Editor. The Social Media Editor will lead a cross-organizational social media team and will coordinate and integrate all institutional social media efforts and presence. The Social Media Editor will:

  • Use the organization’s rich holdings (magazine, podcast, blog, library, museum, research center) to create engaging content.
  • Create, edit, monitor, and moderate content on a daily basis.
  • Guide content creation and posting strategy to ensure that social-media efforts reach targeted audiences.
  • Maintain editorial calendar to ensure that an engaging mix of content is posted regularly.
  • Consult with staff across departments and recommend appropriate platforms to support their programs and initiatives.
  • Collaborate with the marketing team to ensure key messages are shared on social media accounts.
  • Advise on best practices and teach colleagues how to use platforms.
  • Engage with current online communities through active listening and participation.
  • Collect data and produce regular, meaningful audience-engagement reports.
  • Set and evaluate goals related to account growth and audience engagement.
  • Manage Facebook advertising.

The ideal candidate will possess the following experience and qualifications.

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Five to seven years of progressive work experience in communications, journalism, public relations, or related areas. Previous experience working for a cultural or nonprofit organization a plus.
  • Advanced knowledge of a variety of social media and blog platforms and other emerging media.
  • A strong understanding of marketing and content strategy.
  • Strong storytelling skills with the ability to build narratives using social media.
  • Demonstrated record of success in creating and curating content for social media as well as in building presence and increasing stakeholder engagement on social media sites.
  • Ability to collect and analyze social media performance data.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to successfully engage colleagues across the organization.
  • Exceptional written and oral communications skills.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • High-level project and time management skills.
  • Proficiency in using Microsoft products and Adobe Creative Suite
  • Flexible schedule to work occasional evening or weekend events.

To be considered for this position, please send cover letter with salary expectations, resume, contact information for 3 professional references, as well as three work samples to: SocMediaEditor2018@chemheritage.org
(Posted 1/24)

 

Manager of Web Development and Experience, Carnegie Science Center, Pittsburgh

Carnegie Science Center delights, educates and inspires through interactive experiences in science and technology. By making science both relevant and fun, the Science Center’s goal is to increase science literacy in the region and motivate young people to seek careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). The Science Center also serves as a town square for community dialogue on science and its social implications and seeks to showcase regional science and technology advances. One of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, the Science Center is Pittsburgh’s premier science exploration destination, reaching more than 700,000 people annually through its hands-on exhibits, camps, classes and off-site education program.

Seeking a web developer with a bachelor’s degree in liberal arts or computer science and at least three years’ experience in intranet/internet site development, implementation, and maintenance. Must have strong working knowledge of HTML, PHP, Java Script, Word Press, and current web technologies, and considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of good web design. Familiarity with Drupal a plus.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Must have a strong background in planning and executing web and digital media initiatives. Must be creative, deadline oriented, and have the ability to work independently or as a member of a team. S/he must demonstrate sound administrative and project management capabilities; be a creative problem solver; and have excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills. S/he must have initiative and be able to juggle and prioritize multiple (and sometimes competing) projects simultaneously to meet deadlines and user demands. S/he must be able to work independently and collaboratively with individuals of varying technical capabilities within the context of Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh hardware/software environment. Detail oriented and able to collaborate with design and editorial staff to provide input to help improve site architecture, layout, and content.

A nuanced appreciation of the values of a mission-driven organization is essential.

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

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. However, if you would like to apply for the documents on your own or for more information, please visit http://keepkidssafe.pa.gov/clearances/index.htm

TO APPLY:

All applications must be submitted through the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh Job Opportunities Web Site at www.carnegiemuseums.org/opportunities

First time users, click CREATE PROFILE. You must upload, type, or paste your resume and cover letter in the appropriate fields in order to be considered for this position with Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh. When applying for multiple jobs, please keep in mind that our applicant system is only able to maintain a single resume and cover letter in your Applicant Profile. Therefore, we recommend that your application materials be submitted in a general format that will apply to all positions to which you are expressing an interest.

Returning applicants should log in using the previously created account.

Carnegie Museums is an EEO-1 Affirmative Action Employer-M/F/Veteran/Disability.
(Posted 1/19)

 

Museum Facilitator, Bushy Run Battlefield, Jeanette

The Museum Facilitator supports the interpretive function of the site by providing informational services; publicity; and operation of the ticketing fee collection, gift shop collection, and site rental collection programs. The Facilitator performs public education and informational work for the site by implementation of school programs/tours/lectures and additional special fundraising events for the Bushy Run Battlefield Heritage Society, Inc. (BRBHS). The activities are based upon the site’s curatorial collection, cultural resources, history, and historical research.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Completes daily operational duties for the battlefield grounds and Visitor Center:
  • Provides accurate information regarding the history and significance of the battlefield and local area; the site’s policies and procedures of the site; goals and objectives; and special events relating to the site.
  • Processes and maintains records regarding reservations for the site’s education programs for groups, all site rentals, and prepares Facility Use Agreements as required. This includes the collection of fees pertaining to these events.
  • Directs activities of interns, guides, and volunteers engaged in the site’s educational interpretation, gift shop activities, and outside beatification projects, and monitors General Admission tours.
  • Prepares monthly schedule for reception desk and tour guide coverage along with special event rosters.
  • Provides coverage of reception desk and formal/informal interpretive talks to individuals and/or groups in the absence of interns or volunteers.
  • Trains interns and volunteers in daily operations of the site, including running the cash register, giving tours, and adherence to established site policies and procedures.
  • Drafts press releases and creates and maintains promotional material for the site and BRBHS events (i.e. fundraising).
  • Establishes and maintains professional and effective working relationships with the BRBHS Board, PHMC staff and contractors, interns, volunteers, and the general public.
  • Maintains working relationships with local historical societies and tourism bureaus.
  • Maintains and updates website; social media accounts, and databases of volunteers, reenactors, advertisers, media contacts, and special event participants.
  • Contacts and secures public and private schools (including home-school or cyber school students) for onsite interpretive educational programming. Plans and coordinates tours with volunteers.
  • Increase and improve school tours through program redevelopment, overall promotion, and direct contact with regional school districts; and increase the number of school districts registered to visit Bushy Run Battlefield.
  • Coordinates special events (the annual battle reenactment, lectures, nature walks, tea parties, car cruise, Haunted History Hayride, etc.) by participating in planning; setup and take down; marketing; and working with the necessary volunteers and/or PHMC staff for each event.
  • Assists in curatorial museum work under the supervision and direction of the PHMC Regional Curator.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

JOB SPECIFICATIONS:

  • Managerial, computer, and retail experience is required.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills are required.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, enthusiasm, reliability, and willingness to work directly with volunteers and the public.
  • Past experience with nonprofit organizations preferred.
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Business, Marketing, Communications, or History is not required but is preferred.
  • Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher), Facebook and other social media platforms are required.
  • Working knowledge of WordPress and OpenCart are preferred.
  • Must have a valid Driver’s License and the ability to safely operate an eight-person golf cart.
  • Knowledge of First Aid and CPR is not required but is a plus.
  • 37.5 hours per week, full-time seasonal position with no benefits.
  • Workdays: Wednesday – Saturday: 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. (with 30-minute lunch); Sunday: 11:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

All applicants must submit a resume, cover letter, and three writing samples by Wednesday, January 31 at 11:59 p.m. to info@bushyrunbattlefield.com to be considered for the position.
(Posted 1/18)

 

 

Museum Director, Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, Loretto

The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art (SAMA) based in Loretto, PA has an approved vacancy for the position of Museum Director. The Museum Director reports directly to the Board of Trustees and is responsible for managing museum operations across the SAMA system – Altoona, Bedford, Johnstown, Ligonier and Loretto.

SAMA is an accredited museum of fine art with a permanent collection of over 4,500 works of art emphasizing 19th and 20th century American Art, as well as other distinctive collections. The Museum is highly regarded among the state’s regional museums and its programs have become the model for rural museums across the country.

The Museum Director’s responsibilities include:

  • The professional leadership and management of the museum.
  • Working with the Board of Directors to develop, communicate and execute a clear vision for the organization.
  • Collaborating with the Board of Directors to develop and implement the museum’s strategic plan.
  • Selecting and cultivating qualified staff, modeling effective behaviors and skills, and building morale among staff and volunteers.
  • Active involvement in the Museum’s fund-raising and development initiatives.
  • Facilitating the Museum’s activities including exhibition planning and scheduling.
  • Supervises a staff of seven (7) salaried personnel.
  • Manages Museum operations, processes and programs.
  • Develops and manages the SAMA budget.
  • Writes and assists with grant proposals.
  • Acts as the Museum’s representative in the community to increase SAMA’s visibility with legislators, stakeholders, and other constituencies.

RequirementsEducational and experience requirements include:

  • A bachelor’s degree in Art History, Business, or a related field of study is required – an advanced degree is preferred.
  • Five to eight years of related museum, nonprofit or business experience.
  • Demonstrated communications, management and interactive skills including the ability to multi task and work in a team environment.

Beyond the credentials and resume experience described above, we are seeking a dynamic individual capable of driving museum excellence, developing the museum’s resources, and advocating for the arts. This matrix of innovative talent and thoughtful managerial skills will be instrumental in promoting SAMA’s tradition of excellence in the visual arts and will contribute to SAMA’s ability to achieve its mission well into the 21st century.

Our website at www.sama-art.org offers a wealth of information on the SAMA organization.

SAMA represents an excellent career opportunity and provides an attractive compensation and benefits package. Interested candidates should send their resume, list of references and salary requirements to:

Search Committee
Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art
P.O. Box 9
Loretto, PA 15940
(Posted 1/18)

 

Senior Curator of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs, The Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia

How You Will Contribute

The Senior Curator oversees the Museum’s collections of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs and the work of the department’s curatorial staff, including, but not limited to, collections planning and development, research, installations, exhibitions, publications, acquisitions, deaccessioning, loans, etc. As a member of the Museum’s curatorial staff, the Senior Curator is expected to participate in all aspects of the work of the Museum to enable it to fulfill its mission and to maintain the highest standards of scholarship, connoisseurship, and professional practices in the field.

Specifically, you will…

  • Cooperate with the other members of the Museum’s curatorial, education, and administrative staff, to achieve the mission of the institution and its strategic objectives.
  • Work closely with the Museum’s conservation, collections management, information and interpretive technology, and design and installation staffs to ensure that the works of art in the department’s care are properly documented, conserved when treatment is needed, stored in a safe and accessible manner, published and interpreted online, and effectively displayed in the Museum’s galleries for the enjoyment and education of the public, and made available to students and scholars for research in the department’s study room.
  • With the relevant members of the department’s curatorial staff, review and provide recommendations on loan requests received by the Museum.
  • In consultation with the department’s curators develop plans and direct research on the collection or on related topics. This research may be utilized for a variety of purposes, such as the development of exhibitions and public programming, the enrichment of the Museum’s collections database and interpretive materials in the galleries and for presentation in collections catalogues, scholarly articles, public lectures, and symposia, etc.
  • Work collaboratively with the department’s curators and Education division on the development and production of interpretive materials related to the collection, such as object labels, introductory text panels, gallery and audio guides, and educational computing tools—and on the content and presentational strategies developed for public programs and distance learning programs.
  • Organize and/or supervise the planning and presentation of special exhibitions by the Prints, Drawings, and Photographs department, either individually or in collaboration with colleagues from the PMA or peer institutions. This work should be understood as encompassing every aspect of the development and implementation of special exhibitions, from initial project planning and research to participation in budgeting and resource development, the production of the catalogue, the creation of the installation design and a marketing plan to promote the exhibition, and the development and presentation of interpretive programs that will accompany it.
  • Identify and recommend works of art in his/her area of responsibility to be acquired for the collection and provide supporting documentation (g., the historical and aesthetic significance of the objects, the history of their ownership, and their state of conservation) to justify their acquisition by gift or purchase. Assess and approve gifts and purchases made by other curators in her/his department. Consult with the Museum’s library staff on acquisitions and the development of bibliographic resources in her/his area of responsibility.
  • Periodically assesses the area of the collection for which s/he is responsible and make recommendations for the disposition of works of art that should not be retained.
  • Prepare and implement a professional development plan that will enable her/him and departmental staff to keep up-to-date on scholarship and curatorial developments in the field and address any agreed-upon professional needs (g., managerial training, communications skills, etc.).

Your diverse background includes…

  • Ph.D. preferred but not required, with a minimum of ten years of relevant experience in the field, including some administrative and managerial experience.
  • Broad familiarity with the graphic arts and, more specifically, a detailed knowledge of the history of prints, or drawings, or photographs.
  • A proven record of research and curatorial achievement (g., the development and coordination of exhibitions, the acquisition of works of art, and collections research) in her/his specific field of interest.
  • Demonstrated ability to work successfully with others—museum staff, volunteers, and diverse public constituencies—to achieve institutional objectives.
  • Broad knowledge of museum practices in the related fields of education and public programs, conservation, collections management, budget management, marketing, and development and external affairs.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to work with databases, word processing, and other computing tools that the staff is expected to use on a regular basis.

Please click here to apply.
(Posted 1/18)

 

The Richard M. Scaife Director/CEO, Westmoreland Museum of American Art, Greensburg

The Westmoreland Museum of American Art, located 35 miles from Pittsburgh, PA in Greensburg, explores American art with a significant collection of works representing two centuries of America’s most notable artists from John Singleton Copley to Sol LeWitt, and a significant collection of works by southwestern Pennsylvania artists from the 19th‑century Scalp Level School landscape painters and 20th‑century works inspired by Pittsburgh’s Big Steel Era.

The Westmoreland, which began having literally no collection, now holds over 3,400 paintings, sculptures, decorative arts objects and works on paper. The collection that until recently ended at the mid-20th century, has moved into the late 20th and 21st centuries with the promised gift of over 100 modern and contemporary works from the collection of Diana and Peter Jannetta. The collection will reside in a post-1950 gallery designed specifically for this transformational gift.

In 2014, Richard Mellon Scaife bequeathed 220 works by American artists who worked in the late‑19th and early-20th centuries. The artists included such luminaries as George Inness, Jasper Francis Cropsey, William Merritt Chase, Maurice Prendergast, and importantly, five paintings by early 20th‑century Pennsylvania self-taught artist, John Kane. A special exhibition, A Passion for Collecting: Selections from the Richard M. Scaife Bequest highlighted the acquisitions. In January 2015, the Board of Trustees changed the Museum director’s title to “The Richard M. Scaife Director/CEO” to reflect Mr. Scaife’s support of The Westmoreland.

In 2015, the dramatic cantilevered east wing was opened. Designed by Ennead Architects of New York City, its south-facing glass façade offers the visitor panoramic views of the Laurel Mountains in the distance. The $28.5 million capital campaign for the new wing, a record for the institution, also provided funding for a total renovation of the original building. The Museum, now over 43,000 square feet, crowns one of the highest of the many hills that make up the city of Greensburg.

With expanded exhibition, educational and community gathering spaces, The Westmoreland has been able to provide a richer experiential and dynamic learning environment for participants in every age group. The collection is the basis for award-winning educational and public programming.

The Westmoreland Museum of American Art operates debt-free with a budget of $2.5 to $3 million, a talented 42‑person full- and part-time staff and a dedicated 19-member Board of Trustees. For more information: TheWestmoreland.org.

THE POSITION

The Westmoreland Museum of American Art, AAM‑accredited and an AAMD member, seeks an experienced and visionary leader with an advanced degree in an academic field such as American art history, culture or history.

The Richard M. Scaife Director/CEO serves as Chief Executive Officer and reports to the Board of Trustees through the Board Chair.

S/He is the principle executive of the Museum, responsible for leading the institution and creating and implementing a compelling and sustainable vision for its future, building on its strengths and capitalizing on new opportunities

S/He will maintain continued fiscal soundness through astute financial planning, creative and effective fundraising and business management.

The Richard M. Scaife Director/CEO is the Museum’s primary public face and is an active, visible and engaged member of the immediate community and southwestern Pennsylvania. S/He will be an active participant and supporter of the region’s cultural organizations and will be a valued colleague of their leaders. S/He will also represent the Museum nationally through collaborations with museums countrywide and through participation at professional meetings.

S/He will ensure the Museum’s continued excellence through the application of the highest standards to the exhibition, interpretation and enhancement of its renowned collection.

Reporting to the Richard M. Scaife Director/CEO are Chief of Staff; Deputy Director/Director of Advancement; Director of Marketing & Public Relations; Chief Curator; Director of Education & Visitor Engagement; and Director of Finance.

The Position’s Immediate Priorities

Thoroughly understand all facets of the Museum’s operations and gain a comprehensive grasp of its history, mission, programs, constituencies and base of financial support.

Become familiar with all the stakeholders who are critical to the on-going success of The Westmoreland including Board members, patrons, staff and community leaders. Understand their strengths and capabilities; work closely with them to bring forth their best ideas, efforts, resources and contacts.

Acquire a thorough understanding of the Museum’s fundraising and earned income initiatives.

Motivate, inspire and communicate frequently with staff, understand their responsibilities, how they approach programming and visitor experience and what they require to achieve excellent results.

Ensure that there is a comprehensive and effective marketing effort.

Address key areas defined by the current strategic plan including audience growth, diversity+inclusion and long term financial stability.

Lastly, report findings to the Board and suggest changes or improvements where needed.

Qualifications and Personal Characteristics

The Richard M. Scaife Director/CEO will play a critical role in every aspect of The Westmoreland’s immediate and future success and will have the opportunity to take a financially stable, ambitious, well-regarded institution to new levels of excellence and growth. Interest, determination and ability to meet this challenge are required.

Among the most important qualities the successful candidate will have are leadership skills, programmatic creativity and excellent communication skills both in private discussions and public settings.

The Richard M. Scaife Director/CEO must be a socially adept and confident leader who enjoys interacting with a wide range of people. S/He will preferably have 10 years of senior level experience in a museum that includes curatorial, staff management, financial administration and fundraising and an advanced degree that preferably includes academic areas such as American art history, culture, and history.

In addition, the following are highly desired:

  • Proficiency in American art and connections to the art field including museum leaders, collectors, and art experts.
  • Demonstrated fundraising success.
  • Appreciation for experimentation and innovation.
  • Excellent people management skills and the ability to maintain a cohesive and energized team.
  • Ability to inspire and build confidence among Board members, staff and a broad range of constituencies.
  • Business savvy to maintain a financially stable organization and to seize and cultivate opportunities for increasing earned income.
  • Comfort with new technologies.
  • Excellent listening skills, a positive outlook, self‑awareness, energy and a sense of humor.

LOCATION

With a healthy economy, affordable cost of living, vibrant cultural scene and revitalized, historic downtown, Greensburg (population 15,000) provides smaller city living accessible to the big city attractions of Pittsburgh, 45 minutes away. Greensburg is served by Amtrak, the Pittsburg international airport, the Arnold Palmer Regional Airport and a local public transit bus system.

 

To download a PDF of the complete job description, click HERE.

Confidential inquiries and recommendations are welcomed. Send letter of interest and

resume (emails preferred) to search team: Freda Mindlin and Nancy Kaufman, Opportunity Resources Inc., New York, NY search@opportunityresources.net
(Posted 1/17)

 

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 t0 send us your job description that includes any application deadlines.  We post openings for thirty days, but we are pleased to extend postings at your request. Please email us.