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FT Temporary (1 year) Preparator, Independence Seaport Museum, Philadelphia

The position will assist in the fabrication and installation of exhibits.  The Preparator works under the direction of the Chief Curator and Exhibit & Graphic Design Manager.

Qualifications:

  • Ability to organize work, develop effective work processes, and assess work priorities to meet deadlines
  • Experience in hands-on museum exhibit or theater set design fabrication and installation
  • Ability to work both independently and with other museum staff
  • Understand materials, construction and installation methods with hands-on fabrication & installation skills
  • Comfortable and well versed in the use of hand and power tools and the movement of heavy and delicate historical artifacts and exhibit materials and fixtures
  • Handle artifacts with appropriate care
  • Sufficient skill level to create small hand-crafted exhibit fixtures as needed, i.e. exhibit labels, cradles and mounts
  • Ability to skillfully paint walls, exhibit cases, and fixtures with attention to detail
  • Ability to lift 50lbs
  • Patience and attention to detail
  • Flexibility with duties and hours
  • A strong attention to detail and a positive team player attitude

Duties:

  • Assist in fabrication and installation of exhibits
  • Handling and transport of historical artifacts
  • Maintain existing and new exhibits
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Send a brief cover letter and your resume in an e-mail to Craig Bruns at cbruns@phillyseaport.org.  No phone calls. Position is open immediately.

Independence Seaport Museum deepens the appreciation, understanding and experience of the Philadelphia region’s waterways through history, science, art and community.  For more information, please visit phillyseaport.org.

Location: Independence Seaport Museum, 211 S. Columbus Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19106. The Museum is easily accessible by public transportation and nearby parking.

Independence Seaport Museum is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in its visitors, board, and staff. The Museum does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected class status. People demonstrating a commitment to diversity and multiculturalism are encouraged to apply.
(Posted 1/8)

 

PT Instructor I – STEM Stars, Carnegie Science Center, Pittsburgh

Are you an educator who enjoys helping young people? Do you love science? Then come join the team at Carnegie Science Center, one of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh located on the North Shore! The part-time instructor will conduct hands-on science lessons for underserved, middle school girls in an after school environment. This position involves one to two program sessions per week Monday through Thursday 2-3 hours after school plus one Saturday per month for special outings. There also are instructor meetings which take place once per month.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
A degree in education plus experience delivering science activities and working with children is recommended. Previous experience working in the classroom or in an after school environment is recommended. Past experience with middle school students is also encouraged. The successful candidate will demonstrate strong communication skills, be well organized, able to function effectively in a team environment, and be able to manage a group of 15 to 20 students. Must have a passion for the values of first-hand engagement with science, and the priority of increasing girls’ interest and involvement in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). Must be personable and approachable to middle school girls. Must have an understanding of the issues and challenges facing low income middle school girls. Must have a flexible schedule and be able to work Saturdays and evenings as needed. Must be adaptable, creative and flexible in solving any problems that arise. Must be able to work independently. Must be comfortable with communicating with school liaisons, parents, and fellow teachers. Must have good documentation skills. Must be knowledgeable or able to become familiar with Project Based Learning, Digital Media Learning, 21st Century Learning Skills, and Connected Learning systems. Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs., stand for more than 30 minutes, and drive own vehicle to program sites.

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 website

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 1/8)

 

Director of Development, Seminary Ridge Museum, Gettysburg

The Director of Development will provide vision, leadership and direction for all fundraising activities for Seminary Ridge Museum including membership programs; annual fund; grant seeking and fulfillment; major gifts; donor cultivation; and administrative activities of the development function.  The Director of Development supervises the development staff and is responsible for the development, planning, management, and evaluation of all fundraising programs.  S/he will implement and manage the principal systems supporting the Museum’s fundraising.  The Director must serve as an effective leader, inspiring confidence and motivating colleagues in the development office and throughout the organization.  This position requires the ability to communicate with a variety of audiences and carries a high level of responsibility, integrity, confidentiality and sensitivity.

This position reports directly to the Executive Director.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Oversee all aspects of the development operation including the annual campaign, major gifts, corporate relations, foundation relations, donor relations, events and development services.
  • Supervise development staff.
  • Oversee preparation and production of all promotional mailings, printed pieces and web communications as related to fundraising.
  • Produce all solicitation and support materials with the intent to retain and upgrade donor gifts when possible.
  • Direct the creation, development, and implementation of programs designed to build meaningful relationships with Seminary Ridge Museum’s constituencies; involving the CEO, board, staff, and volunteers to secure their support.
  • Develop positive relationships with current donors and provide stewardship to the donors.
  • Carry a portfolio of principal and major gift prospects.  Responsible for identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of prospects.
  • Ensure donors receive appropriate stewardship and recognition via reports, pledge reminders, and other appropriate follow-up; prepare appropriate reports and follow-up correspondence for meetings and contact with major gift prospects.
  • Plan and implement a comprehensive giving program to broaden the donor base.
  • Develop, implement and track a multi-channel annual giving plan to include direct mail, online giving and other creative fundraising strategies.  Analyze effectiveness of various fundraising methods and messages; adapt future appeals accordingly.
  • Monitor the monthly progress of annual giving results compared to financial goals.
  • Manage donor benefit implementation.
  • Provide overall management of development services to include receipt, acknowledgement, and recording of all gifts.
  • Collaborate in the preparation of all development related information and reports needed

QUALIFICATIONS: Qualified candidates for this position will possess:

  • A minimum of five years of experience in development with a successful track record including the building of development program infrastructure, formulating and executing a fundraising plan.
  • First-hand knowledge of the key areas of development and philanthropy, including campaigns and major gifts; donor cultivation; membership programs and annual giving; corporate and foundation giving.
  • Experience staffing and operating a Development department, including gift processing; record keeping; research activities; production of solicitation materials; recruitment and training leadership, management of volunteer solicitors; communications programs; and regular progress reporting of fundraising.
  • Proficiency in using integrated information systems in support of membership and development activities.
  • The interpersonal skills needed to create and nurture productive relationships across disciplines and departments.
  • The communications skills required to articulate the mission and philanthropic proposition of the organization to diverse audiences.
  • The poise, confidence and intellect needed to engage and cultivate relationships, via business and personal interactions with donors.
  • An entrepreneurial spirit with demonstrated resourcefulness and flexibility.
  • Strong intuitive, conceptual, and creative problem-solving skills.

EDUCATION

A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution is required; a masters’ degree is strongly preferred.

CONTACT

Send a letter of application, resume, and list of 3 references to hr@uls.edu
(Posted 1/8)

 

PT Facilities Manager, Westmoreland Museum of American Art, Greensburg

Facilities Manager Part Time: 25-34 hours/week
Team: Facilities, Technology & Finance Team
Reports to: Director of Finance & Budgets
Organization: The Westmoreland Museum of American Art’s mission is to stimulate imagination and innovation through great experiences with art. The nationally recognized collection of the Westmoreland Museum of American art bring together over 4,000 objects of fine and decorative American art from the mid-18th century through the present, including a unique focus on the art of southwestern Pennsylvania. The collections relate directly to the historical and cultural heritage of the community by presenting the fine and decorative arts of southwestern Pennsylvania within the context of the broader American arts scene. Our website is www.thewestmoreland.org.

Responsibilities:
This position at The Westmoreland oversees all aspects of the physical building and grounds of the Museum, including maintenance, technical staff and service contracts, and is responsible for the museum grounds and building in terms of their cleanliness and safety, especially in regard to the visitor’s experience. The essential functions are as follows:
1. Responsible for the operation of the heating, ventilating and air conditioning system (HVAC) for the protection and preservation of the Museum’s collection.
2. Plan and manage annual facilities budget; administer the purchasing function for the grounds and facility.
3. Maintain and provide repairs for building security, fire protection and telephone systems, and all other general maintenance.
4. First contact for irregular openings/closings, false alarms, and any other issues related to the security system.
5. Maintain and operate emergency generator and power distribution system.
6. Maintain inventory of cleaning and building supplies.
7. Ensure museum grounds are safe and maintained including snow removal and grounds keeping.
8. Work collaboratively and support other teams including art team; assist in special events, including set-up and tear-down, clean up, provide “back of the house” duties during events with coordination with the Manager of Special Events.
9. Assignment of duties including weekly and daily priorities for direct reports.
Qualifications: The following qualifications are needed for the successful candidate for this position:
1. Completion of an Associate’s Degree in related field is preferred, but may be substituted by progressive equivalent job experience.
2. Minimum experience should be at least 3 year in the supervision in the operation of a commercial or institutional facility.
3. Possess a knowledge of heating, boilers, air conditioning, electrical and plumbing systems, including equipment maintenance and repairs.
4. Valid PA driver’s license.
5. Ability to lift and carry at least 50 pounds.
6. Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed.
Artists with appropriate skills are encouraged to apply.
Interested candidates please send letter of interest and resume to careers@thewestmoreland.org. The Westmoreland is an EOE. No phone calls, please.
(Posted 1/8)

 

PT Educators, Carnegie Science Center, Pittsburgh

Science on the Road department is seeking flexible, high-energy informal educators to present large and small science programs on a wide variety of topics in diverse settings.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: A Bachelor’s degree is required.  A degree in Education, Science, Communications or Theater is preferred.  Commensurate work experience will be considered. Potential candidates must have excellent customer service skills, communication and presentation skills and experience presenting to large and small audiences.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:   Experience with presentation programs like keynote and Power Point is preferred but willingness to learn is required. Must also have public speaking skills and the ability to work independently and as a team.  Must have a valid driver’s license and personal vehicle. (No CDL required).  Comfortable operating vehicles that range in different size and maneuverability.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must be able to lift up to 60lbs. Must be able to stand for periods longer than 1 hour. Must be willing to work weekend or evening hours 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 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

All applications must be submitted through the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh website
http://www.carnegiemuseums.org/interior.php?pageID=12

TO APPLY:

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 1/4)

 

PT Education Program Assistant, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Pittsburgh

Carnegie Museum of Natural History seeks a part-time Education Program Assistant to support the museum’s school and group programs. Over 20,000 school children, college students, and adults enroll in guided Natural History field trips each year.  The Education Program Assistant is responsible for scheduling staff and coordinating logistical operations.  This includes customer service to ensure that visitors have high quality, enjoyable, learning experiences at the museum.

We are looking for a highly organized individual with excellent customer service and communication skills.  The ability to work collaboratively with other people is essential.
A Bachelor’s degree is preferred.

EXPERIENCE:
• Experience with professional communication through phone, email, and in-person interactions
• Experience proactively addressing customer concerns
• Can problem-solve with basic Microsoft Office software, including the use of spreadsheets to organize data
• Have prior experience, or are willing to learn, how to use Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS) software for staff scheduling and timekeeping
• Enjoy working in an active role that requires moving throughout the building for several hours at a time as part of their customer service role; occasionally lifts program supplies up to 25lbs.
• Are available for a regular schedule Monday – Friday mornings, as well as occasional evenings and weekends.
• Enjoy learning about the natural world, and are curious about topics in environmental science, geology, biology, paleontology and anthropology.

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

All applications must be submitted through the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh website
http://www.carnegiemuseums.org/interior.php?pageID=12

TO APPLY:
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 1/4)

 

Historic Preservation Specialist, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, Lycoming County

The Pennsylvania DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (PennDOT) currently seeks to fill a Historic Preservation Specialist who will serve as an Architectural Historian based in District 3-0 offices in Montoursville of Lycoming County. The individual in this position will have unparalleled opportunities and responsibilities to shape the direction and performance of cultural resource investigations conducted on the Department’s multi-billion dollar annual design and construction program.
Each of the eleven PennDOT Engineering Districts have a team comprised of an archaeologist and an architectural historian.  The team will guide the Section 106 process starting early in project design, working holistically on all cultural resource issues related to a project, and participate interactively with a design team of project engineers, designers, and environmental specialists.  Each position is located in a PennDOT District Office, under the guidance of the District Environmental Manager. This position exists to ensure Department projects in Districts 3-0 (Montoursville) and 2-0 (Clearfield), consider cultural resources in an environmentally sensitive manner, and to provide workable solutions to problems that arise over cultural resource issues. The Regional Architectural Historian assists District Project Managers and other Department staff in the development and implementation of the historic properties portions of the Department’s programs relating to the planning, design, construction, and maintenance of highway and other transportation development projects. Specific duties involved with this position are as follows:

Technical Assistance:

  • Participates as the architectural history member of a cultural resource team that provides technical guidance on Department projects in assigned Districts
  • Participates in project scopings, providing an architectural history assessment, and, prepares scopes of work for architectural history studies
  • Reviews consultant technical and price proposals for the performance of architectural history investigations, and, develops and administers open end contracts for cultural resources studies
  • Makes findings under delegation programmatic agreements
  • Coordinates Section 106 process on Department projects
  • Attends and monitors project-related community involvement activities, e.g., public meetings, plan displays and public hearings during the development of environmental clearance documents, and, provides CR input
  • Coordinates with other consulting parties and public groups to seek input into Section 106 process on Department projects, including posting findings and other information on Project PATH
  • Monitors architectural history investigations conducted by consultants to review the site boundaries, significance, degree of impact and the appropriate degree of preservation. Makes recommendations on the appropriate boundaries and significance, the degree of impact, the need for further investigation, and the degree of preservation
  • Reviews environmental documents and their accompanying technical basis reports to ensure conformance with Department policies and procedures as well as technical completeness and accuracy. Participates in review meetings and field views
  • Coordinates and directs meetings to identify and resolve problems related to architectural history investigations
  • Resolves CR issues on specific projects with consulting parties within existing Department policy and practice; Elevates projects with unresolved CR issues with consulting parties
  • Prepares Memorandums of Agreement for Department projects
  • Conducts limited architectural history investigations for selected high priority projects

Workload and Program Management:

  • Track individual workload to identify potential workload conflicts, especially between Districts in service region
  • Oversees intern work for interns assigned to team/District
  • Reports IT needs to Supervisor
  • Reports equipment and communication needs to Supervisor

Infrastructure:

  • Serves as a primary cultural resources contact within the host Engineering District
  • Participate in a regional and statewide communication network of Department cultural resources professionals; Participates in technical specialty meetings
  • Maintains familiarity with current environmental legislation, state and federal agency regulations, scientific publications, and other related publications. Distributes important informational materials to other District staff
  • Works with and directs work of Summer interns that are attached to the District in the service region

Outreach and Education:

  • Maintains close communication with the PA Historical and Museum Commission and individuals, organizations, and agencies involved in preservation of the built environment
  • Presents findings of project-related studies to public groups
  • Assisting in developing and implementing an ongoing program to disseminate architectural history information to the public and other agencies

Training Program:

  • Support the training of new employees through hands-on experience in field and office
  • Conduct Department training for CR consultants and non-CR staff
  • Assists the Central Office in developing and revising training programs

Policy Development:

  • Identifies streamlining opportunities for Cultural Resources that can be advanced through specific initiatives
  • As requested, participate in project development initiatives
  • Identifies opportunities and needs for changes to CR policy in response to operational or technical issues

Statewide Initiatives:

  • Participates in statewide initiatives through membership on teams, review of recommendations, and dissemination of results

Metrics and Databases:

  • Recommends appropriate performance tracking measures
  • Records project-specific metrics in established databases
  • Provides interim and final consultant rating for CR activities

Other:

  • Conducts Quality Control on District projects, including recording and monitoring measures of cost, timeliness, and quality of decisions and products generated by the Section 106 process
  • Assists Central Office in ensuring quality on Department projects, including: process reviews with FHWA on selected projects in Districts; development and tracking of project statistics to identify problem trends that may need to be addressed; working with Central Office to find ways to improve overall quality and other duties as assigned.
REQUIRED EXPERIENCE, TRAINING & ELIGIBILITY
Two or more years of experience working on an architectural survey, an architectural restoration and preservation project or program, and a bachelor’s degree in architectural history, American history, art history or course work in Pennsylvania history.

or

Any equivalent combination of experience and training.

Agency
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Address
613 North StreetHarrisburg, Pennsylvania, 17120.
Website
http://www.employment.pa.gov

(Posted 1/3)

 

Summer Arts Camp Coordinator, Allentown Art Museum, Allentown

Reports To:                  Manager of Public Engagement

Job Description

The Summer Arts Camp Coordinator is responsible for all aspects of coordination, support, and outreach activities related to the planning and implementation of the Middle School Summer Arts Camp. S/he is also responsible for assisting with the development of quality programs in all studio art areas. Duties will include overseeing various administrative tasks, which may include acting as liaison between artists and advisory board members, managing teaching artists and planning sessions, ordering supplies, coordinating schedules, and completing all necessary reports.

Responsibilities

·         Assist in the communication and coordination of program goals and strategies to Teaching Artists (TAs) as per MSSAC plan.

·         Facilitate MSSAC planning meetings and trainings with the TAs.

·         Work with the Public Engagement Manager to identity a list of TAs for MSSAC program implementation.

·         Act as liaison between the chosen MSSAC site, the TAs and the Museum as well as handle all logistics before, during and after the program begins.

·         Prepare written reports, forms, statistics, and documents as required.

·         Assist in the supervision and organization of volunteers and interns as deemed necessary.

·         Assist TAs with coordination and set-up of classroom for specific studio programs.

·         Work with other Public Engagement staff, as well as advisory board members to identify and recruit MSSAC participants.

·         Act as Museum representative for the MSSAC on and off site.

·         Serve as support to TAs and assess the quality of all studio programs.

·         Coordinate field trips to other arts or cultural institutions.

·         Assist TAs in coordinating logistics for all culminating events.

·         Organize mid-year reunion with camp attendees, families, and instructors.

Qualifications

·         Bachelor’s degree in Art, Art Education, Art History, Museum Studies, Art Therapy, community organization, grass roots activism, or equivalent experience required.

·         One to three years of experience in a museum, gallery, or organization working in the community with artists and arts education programming.

·         Schedule requires flexibility to work both weekday and weekend hours as needed.

·         Experience working with kids and family programs

·         Strong communication skills both written and oral with the ability to speak in group settings.

·         Attention to details with strong problem solving and organizational skills

·         Ability to gracefully take direction as needed

·         Integrity, sense of humor, self-directed and flexible with the ability to supervise others.

·         Must have the ability to work with diverse populations and community organizations and must perform well as a team player.

·         Excellent working knowledge of social media, computers, digital communications, Microsoft Office, and presentation software.

Additional Skills

·         Bilingual (Spanish/English)

·         Teaching, camp and/or program coordinator experience

·         Proficiency in program planning and implementation

The Allentown Art Museum of the Lehigh Valley is an equal opportunity, equal access employer, fully committed to achieving a diverse and inclusive workplace.

Please submit your resume and cover letter to: hr@allentownartmuseum.org
(Posted 1/3)

 

Director, Corporate and Foundations Relations, Please Touch Museum, Philadelphia

Please Touch Museum is a non-profit organization seeks a Director, Corporate & Foundations Relations who is responsible for cultivation and stewardship of all corporate and foundation funders, regionally and nationally, in support of PTM’s mission.

Responsibilities include: creating an annual plan for corporate and foundation funding, determining strategies for solicitation including writing all proposals and submitting all reports as required by the funders.  Works in collaboration with Education, Marketing, Finance and other departments in gathering information as required by the funder and informing those key staff and departments of expectations related to fulfillment. Sets annual goals for contributed revenue generation that provides both general operating support as well as support to fund key Museum programs, exhibits and initiatives, and capital needs. Works with the board of trustees, key staff and others to develop a strong pipeline of corporate and foundation funders.  Incumbent is actively engaged in working to establish long-term partnerships and strengthen existing relationships with the corporate and foundation sector, as well as other key communities.  Advance the Museum’s interests by researching and identification sources of support, proactively seeking opportunities to generate new proposals based on corporate guidelines and interests, and by maintaining strong communication ties with corporate and foundation donors and prospects. Create and maintain a comprehensive calendar of corporate and foundation funding opportunities and reporting deadlines. Design, implement, and manage a comprehensive proactive development plan. Prepare, write and submit all letters of inquiry and proposals to provide data to support the rationale for the proposal or the outcomes of a program or Museum experience. Develop highly competitive proposals for corporate and foundation prospects. Maintain a rigorous schedule of contacts with corporate and foundation representatives, creating management plans related to them, compelling presentations and comprehensive fundraising proposals. Monitor proposal deadlines, prepare and edit proposals, and manage proposal submissions. Develop sponsorship and sales materials for use in all solicitation opportunities.  Lead the organization’s annual corporate partnership program. Direct the solicitation of support from federal, state, and, city funding programs for capital and operating support. Work with the database manager to ensure accurate, up-to-date records. Creates prospect lists and cultivation plans to support leadership outreach. Spearheads cash and in-kind sponsorship outreach for museum events. Edits and proofreads grant proposals and other communications to detect and correct errors in spelling, punctuation, and syntax and to improve clarity and readability.

Bachelor degree required in fundraising, communication or management. ideally combined with nonprofit experience; a minimum of five years of nonprofit experience in donor development, grant writing and gift solicitation; experience managing and strategically growing a prospect portfolio ; exceptional writing skills with demonstrated ability to work cooperatively in a team environment; able to organize, integrate and present complicated information in an understandable and compelling manner; knowledge about technical report writing; understands proposals and able to present technical data; able to write convincing cases for funding application; very strong writing and editing skills for various proposals; ability to analyze donor prospect research information; detail-oriented, with strong organizational, analytical, and planning skills ; aptitude for the management and effective use of information systems ; must show initiative and independence; excellent organization skills with an ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks and a variety of demands; strong self-motivation and the ability to work as a team member; commitment to maintain confidentiality and a high degree of accuracy; excellent interpersonal communication skills, both written and oral; ability to schedule, track and report on meetings and support high-level committees and board members; proficiency in MS and donor databases;  experience with Altru a plus; must be able to work occasional evenings or weekends as needed for events; understanding of best practices in the fields of development; understanding and execution of the donor cultivation process; ability to analyze donor prospect research information to put together a solicitation plan; proven project management experience; expected to serve as an ambassador for the Museum’s mission and vision.

Please Touch Museum offers an excellent work environment, 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 1/3)

 

Operations Technician I, The Franklin Institute, Philadelphia

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

Maintain museum exhibits; troubleshoot and repair museum exhibits and maintain all electronic devices.  Good understanding of computer and A/V equipment required.  Travel is required for some exhibit installations.  Lifting is required under 100 lbs.  Electronic certifications and training required

Minimum Qualifications:

High school diploma; two year degree or technical school certification preferred.  3-5 years’ experience repairing and troubleshooting in electronic, mechanical and computer fields.  Proficient with computer and software.  Must understand how to use basic tools and shop equipment.

Full-Time: Wednesday-Sunday, 1:30 PM-10:00 PM

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 1/3)

 

PT Temporary Center Assistant, John James Audubon Center, Audubon

The Center Assistant reports to the Center Director and is responsible for assisting with a wide variety of tasks associated with the finalization of exhibits and projects associated with new construction at the John James Audubon Center (Audubon, PA) and The Discovery Center (Philadelphia, PA). Responsibilities will include administrative support, research, writing and editing interpretive content and assistance with asset acquisition, procurement of furniture/fixtures/equipment, exhibit installation, and collections management.

This is a part-time, temporary opportunity expected to last for up to six months and will have a 20-25 hour work week/schedule.

Essential Functions

  • Assist with the research and the acquisition of assets related to the interpretive subject matter, which includes but is not limited to birds, John James Audubon, watersheds, and the history of the sites.
  • Provide basic administrative support to the Center Director and Visitor Services Coordinator, including calendar management, copying and distributing materials, and coordinating with vendors.
  • Assist in cataloging, photographing, moving and organizing collections; enter data into PastPerfect database; respond to internal and external research requests.
  • Participate in the creation of exhibit panels and object labels for exhibits.
  • Assist with exhibit preparation and installation.
  • Serve as a liaison between the exhibit team and education staff; assist in developing printed and electronic materials for teachers and students that enhance the exhibit experience.
  • Assist in developing scripts and hand-on resources for use by volunteer interpreters.
  • Help create content for social media sites related to the exhibits.
  • Assist with events at both sites.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Strong, working knowledge of Microsoft business software, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
  • Experience with graphic design and software a plus.
  • Knowledge of museum and exhibition best practices.
  • Prior experience developing, planning and implementing museum exhibitions and/or handling collections is highly desirable.
  • High level of initiative, as well as follow-through and flexibility.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to relate to and communicate with staff, volunteers, partners and the community.
  • Detail oriented and able to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Two years of experience as working in a museum-setting.
  • Completed associated degree or higher in museum studies or directly related field.
  • Will consider students currently enrolled in a museum studies or related program with at least two years of academic credits or equivalent and experience in a museum-setting.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs, including some moderately heavy objects, such as furniture, file cabinets, equipment, boxes, etc. Must be able to work in a low-temperature, climate controlled office environment, as well as maneuver through an open construction environment.
  • Ability to spend at least 4 consecutive hours between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. at the site three days each week or 6 consecutive hours between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. at the site two days per week.
  • Work will likely require some weekend hours and occasional evening hours.

Applicants must apply on-line. Use this link: https://careers-audubon.icims.com/jobs/3412/center-assistant%2c-exhibits-%26-special-projects/job
(Posted 1/3)

 

Shop Fabricator, Atelier Fine Art Services, Philadelphia

Atelier Fine Art Services is seeking experienced fabricators for our crate construction shop in Philadelphia. Qualified applicants are familiar with a wide range of hand and power tools, including table saws, band saws, miter saws, routers and drills/impact drivers. Self motivation, time management, and attention to detail are essential qualities. Accurate measuring, basic arithmetic, and precise construction are also key. Previous experience with crate construction and shipping artwork, as well as material concerns related to artwork, is preferred. Experience with carpentry or cabinetmaking outside of an academic setting is a plus.

Crate Fabricator Position is full time, 32-40 hours per week. The starting rate is $15/hr, with a performance and rate evaluation after 8 weeks. Atelier Fine Art Services offers health, vision, and dental insurance for full time employees, as well as paid time off.

To apply, please send a résumé and cover letter to Adam Rowlett at arowlett@atelierfas.com

Atelier Fine Art Services is an equal opportunity employer.
(Posted 1/3)

 

PT Seasonal Traveling Exhibits Manager, Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh

The Exhibits Technician works with the Traveling Exhibits Manager provide technical and logistical support for CMP traveling exhibits, including installation, de-installation, maintenance, crating/packing uncrating/unpacking, supplies assessment, educating and instructing host museum staff on the traveling exhibit. Assists in coordinating installation/de-installation with host museum staff, assessing exhibit needs/repairs, organizing exhibit materials/tools/components for travel. This is a seasonal part-time, hourly position. Click here to learn more about this position.
(Posted 1/3)

 

Occasional STEM Instructors, Carnegie Science Center, Pittsburgh

Carnegie Science Center is seeking instructors to present hands-on STEM activities, workshops, or theater demonstrations for middle or high school groups. Collaborate with staff and partners to customize STEM curriculum, and contribute suggestions and new ideas. This position is occasional. Opportunities are available on select dates from January-April 2018.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: A degree in education and experience developing science activities and working with children is recommended. Previous experience working in the classroom or in an after-school environment is recommended. Past experience with middle and school students is also encouraged.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES: Demonstrate strong communication skills, have excellent customer service skills, be well organized, able to function effectively in a team environment, and be able to manage groups of students of varied sizes. Must have a passion for the values of first-hand engagement with science, and the priority of increasing students’ interest and involvement in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). Must be engaging, personable, approachable, adaptable, creative, and flexible in solving any problems that arise during a program. Must be able to work independently and with STEM Programs Managers to develop and refine programs, assemble materials, and perform logistical functions.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Must be able to lift 50 lbs., stand for more than 30 minutes, and have reliable transportation.

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

All applications must be submitted through the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh website

http://www.carnegiemuseums.org/interior.php?pageID=12

To apply:
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 12/21)

 

Custodian, Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh

The Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh is seeking a full-time custodian to perform interior and exterior cleaning, including, but not limited to, offices, public areas, galleries, stairwells, elevators, etc. Position requires working various schedules and shifts, including daylight, evenings, nights, and weekends.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS: Prefer basic reading and writing skills. Requires ability to handle various housekeeping machines and equipment, i.e. vacuum sweeper, floor buffer, and mop tank. Knowledge of safety rules and practices pertaining to the trade required. Requires physical condition for lifting and moving furniture, equipment, and other objects (up to 50 lbs. or more). Must be able to work from ladder or scaffolding, climb, maintain balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, and reach with hands and arms.

Qualified candidates will be subjected to a pre-employment physical by a medical professional.

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

All applications must be submitted through the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh website

http://www.carnegiemuseums.org/interior.php?pageID=12

To apply:
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 12/21)

 

Temporary Field Assistants, Powdermill Avian Research Center, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Pittsburgh

Spring Banding Assistants are needed to band passerines during spring migration (April – May) at the Powdermill Avian Research Center in the mountains of western Pennsylvania. Powdermill is the field station to the Carnegie Museum of Natural History (Pittsburgh) and has a rich history (55 years) of being a leader in bird banding. The assistant will learn the latest in advanced methods in ageing (with the emphasis on using molt limits) and sexing landbirds. Banding will occur 6 days a week and begin 1/2 hour before sunrise (approximately 6:00AM). Other responsibilities will include assisting with workshops, public education, data entry, and net maintenance.  Pay is $10/hr for 40 hrs per week plus housing.  To learn more about the banding program at Powdermill visit our website (http://www.powdermillarc.org).

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: Prior experience extracting and banding songbirds.  Ability to identify eastern birds by sight and sound and track birds via radio telemetry are strongly desirable.

Please include an approximate number of birds extracted and banded in cover letter.  If you have any questions on the application process please do not hesitate to contact Luke DeGroote (EM: degrooteL AT CarnegieMNH.org). Applications will be taken until January 20th but interviews may begin as soon as suitable applicants are found. EOE

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

All applications must be submitted through the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh website

http://www.carnegiemuseums.org/interior.php?pageID=12

To apply:
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 12/21)

 

Unpaid Summer and Spring Internships, Wharton Esherick Museum, Malvern

The Wharton Esherick Museum hosts undergraduate and graduate students with an interest in careers in museums and historic sites for internships which allow students to do professional work and hands-on learning in small museum operations. Interns will develop an understanding of the interrelated roles of small museum departments and may also have the opportunity to develop and work on special projects tailored to their needs.

Students with strong backgrounds in Fine Arts, Art History, Museum Studies, Museum Education, Arts Administration, Historic Preservation and other related fields are encouraged to apply. Internships may be arranged to accommodate any semester throughout the year ranging from six to twelve weeks depending on school requirements and museum needs. Hours vary depending on placement and availability. Internships are unpaid, though academic credit may be possible.

To apply for an internship, submit the following information to Julie Gannaway, Executive Director at julie@whartonesherickmuseum.org. No phone calls please.

  • A cover letter stating which internships you are interested in and the experience you bring to the particular areas, as well as what you hope to gain from an internship at the Wharton Esherick Museum.
  • A résumé including a list of relevant coursework.
  • Your preferred dates and hours of availability.

Application Deadlines
Spring Internships: February 1
Summer Internships: April 1

More about the Wharton Esherick Museum: www.whartonesherickmuseum.org

Collections Management Internship
The Collections Management Internship is open to graduate and undergraduate students interested in gaining experience in basic collections management practices and protocols including processing objects, object inventory, environmental monitoring, integrated pest management, condition reporting and object documentation, database maintenance, and other duties that contribute to the stewardship of the collections. Interns will work directly with the Museum Curator. A background in Art History, History, Museum Studies, or a related field is required; excellent organizational skills and basic computer literacy are essential. The ideal candidate will be available at least one day or 8-10 hours a week (Monday through Friday) for a period of at least three months. Hours and days are negotiable.

Marketing & Communications Internship
The Marketing and Communications internship is open to graduate or undergraduate students interested in gaining experience in communications and marketing for museums and cultural institutions. The Marketing and Communications Intern will assist with all aspects of promoting the Museum, including audience development, media research and planning, writing and editing, social media marketing, event planning, media tracking, data reporting and analysis, and some administrative tasks. A background in Communication and Media Studies, Journalism or a related field is required, as are strong writing and research skills. The ideal candidate will be available at least one day or 8-10 hours a week (Monday through Friday) for a period of at least three months. Hours and days are negotiable.
(Posted 12/21)

 

Executive Director, Delaware County Historical Society, Media

The Executive Director of the Delaware County Historical Society (DCHS) will lead a
well-respected, regional history organization and museum. DCHS, founded in 1895,
tells the story of Delaware County’s historic landmarks, museum collections and county
history.

The position provides the opportunity to lead DCHS with office space in Broomall and a
museum in Chester. The Executive Director oversees DCHS staff and volunteers. The
Executive Director will implement a forward-looking strategic plan that encompasses
facilities, programming, community engagement and fundraising. S/he will have a strong
mandate to fundraise, run DCHS in a businesslike manner and maintain DCHS fiscal
health. This position will work with the Education Director to promote and fund the
award winning education program Passport to History® (PPH).

The board seeks candidates with a passion for local history combined with success in
fundraising for programs and sustainability. The position is open to candidates who
have experience directing a museum or who are deputy directors, curators, or other
department heads with leadership and administrative experience. Additionally, a belief
in, and ability to communicate the value and relevance of history to people of all ages
and backgrounds and to patrons, collectors and foundations.

The position offers the opportunity to:

Continue the forward momentum of a goal-oriented and successful institution.
Lead a respected organization with professional practices and high museum
standards.
Be a resource and inspirational leader for a staff of professionals.
Safeguard the continued success of an institution that has worked hard to
become financially stable, continue to develop diverse revenue streams and
maintain a balanced budget. Ensure continued stability and continuity to the
museum.
Engage in the regional community by speaking to groups, serving on local
boards, learning and meeting community needs and interests, and forming
rewarding friendships and partnerships.
Change and enrich people’s lives through exposure to DCHS and History.
Bring in new and younger audiences and enhance engagement of diverse
community groups.
Increase museum visitation and membership and especially attract younger
adults and families.
Provide enhanced public-programming leadership. Maintain successful
programming and establish more frequent and wider public programming,
especially for adult audiences.
Continue and promote the Passport to History program in Delaware County and
secure funding.
Amplify your knowledge of, or learn the rich history of Delaware County and the
region.
Direct a small museum — small enough to know everyone and to make a
difference, but large enough to have the staff and resources to accomplish goals.
Stay for a significant tenure. Make a mark and leave a legacy.

Knowledge, Experience, Skills and Abilities

Five years in a nonprofit organization as a director, deputy director, curator,
educational director, department head or other management/leadership position.
A background that demonstrates value for historic artifacts/records, as well as
appreciation of a region’s people and history. Passion for and experience with
local history helpful, along with eagerness to learn Delaware County’s history.
B.A. or B.S. degree.
Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills:
Communicator and engaging public speaker who can make history
relevant and appealing, especially to contemporary audiences.
Can inspire, teach, and motivate staff, volunteers, members, board
members, collectors, civic officials, foundations, and a wide public.
Gifted at meeting people, building relationships, and being the public face
of the organization and skilled in written communications.
Knowledge and experience to sustain a nonprofit organization and ability to
grasp all aspects of a multifaceted organization. Well-rounded leader preferred
who has the whole package, that is, love of history, vision, fundraising ability and
practical business sense.
Big-picture mentality; can advance a museum and coordinate all of the
facets, projects and departments of the organization.
Successful experience in gaining leadership trust and confidence among the
board, staff, volunteers and local community.
Experience developing and implementing programs and exhibits, with
commitment to welcoming new and more diverse audiences.
Knowledge of museum standards and ethics, best practices, trends and
technologies, in order to oversee the mission-related side of DCHS and to ensure
substance and professionalism in all endeavors.
Commitment to Delaware County, demonstrated either by professional
experience in the region or by the desire and proven ability to quickly learn the
region’s history, the organization and area resources.
Professional networks in the field locally and regionally.
DCHS prefers the position commit to DCHS for a tenure that ensures continuity
and to evolve the institution over the short and long term.

Management and administrative skills
Maintain/oversee DCHS website and newsletter.
Oversee/manage DCHS offices and facilities.
Attends board meetings and works closely with DCHS board including meeting
with individual board members and committees to facilitate actions and provide
monthly board reports.
Experience in implementing an organizational or departmental strategic plan.
Commitment to carrying out DCHS’s plans.
Project-management experience. Ability to envision, grow, shape and execute
projects.
Business sense to develop, oversee and manage budgets and use financial
statements to deliver positive results.
Assumes leadership accountability. Will set priorities, ensure accountability, and
resolve conflicts.
Experience managing staff, especially effective, committed and forthright
professionals.
Team-oriented. Can lead all the departments and staff to work together to
fulfill the mission and sustain the organization.
Good listener, open to new ideas. Embraces and leads a collaborative
culture that encourages all to participate and be heard.
Practical, a problem-solver. Can work hands-on in a smaller organization.
Marketing instincts.
Experience working successfully with a board (board committees), staff and
volunteers.
Fundraising/Development experience and track record
Successful fundraising experience in previous roles, preferably including donor
cultivation and solicitation, major gifts, and capital or project campaigns.
Proven ability for successful fundraising for exhibits, programs and collections
and also for the sustainability of the enterprise.
Ability to engage new members and donors and to steward current relationships.
Work closely with board development chair to develop funding sources.
Facilitate special events as needed.
Cultivate EITC funding.
Enhance community, political and institutional relations.

Please forward cover letter and resume to:
Delaware County Historical Society
Search Committee
P.O. Box 1418
Media, PA 19063
Or
Email to
DCHS.PA@gmail.com
(Posted 12/19)

 

Executive Director, Centre County Library and Historical Museum, Bellefonte

The Board of Trustees of the Centre County Library and Historical Museum is seeking a dynamic, forward-thinking professional to serve in the capacity of executive director. Located in scenic Central Pennsylvania, near the Pennsylvania State University, the library serves a rapidly growing population with service outlets in Bellefonte, Centre Hall, and Philipsburg. The library maintains a bookmobile for outreach and delivery of library services, along with a Historical Museum located in the historic Miles-Humes House in Bellefonte, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Additionally, the Library is a member of the Centre County Federation of Public Libraries, working in partnership with the Schlow Centre Region Library in State College.

The ideal candidate will have a Master¹s Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited program, along with 3-5 years of experience working in a public library. At least three years of supervisory experience is preferred. Other desired qualifications include:

Experience working with Library Trustees
Budgeting and financial experience
Skill in technology planning
Experience working in a library with multiple locations
Grant writing and fundraising experience
Experience with facilities management

The starting salary range for this position is $55,000 – $59,000, dependent upon experience. Additionally, the position comes with an attractive benefits package, including vacation and sick leave, medical insurance, and retirement. Qualified candidates are invited to apply by sending a cover letter, resume or CV, and the names and contact information of three professional references to Brady Clemens, District Consultant Librarian, at bclemens@schlowlibrary.org. Applications will be accepted through 5:00 p.m. on Friday, January 5, 2018.
(Posted 12/18)

 

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.