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Web Developer, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh

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

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

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

The Carnegie Museum of Art is looking for a WEB DEVELOPER. As a member of the Web and Digital Media team, you will collaborate on the design and development of web applications, digital infrastructure, and visitor-facing digital projects.

This is a Full-Time position.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Thorough understanding of digital interactive project development. Familiarity with standard concepts of accessibility and design, with a strong user-centered design orientation.

– Proficient with HTML5/CSS/Javascript/JQuery and other standard web languages as foundations for interactivity;
– Experience with at least one dynamic programming language (Ruby, Python, PHP, etc);

– Knowledge of web development tools (e.g. Node, Gulp, Homebrew ), browser debugging, templating, and preprocessors (e.g. Sass);
– Working knowledge of version control, preferably Git and GitHub;
– Familiarity with WordPress;
– Familiarity with Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.1)

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor’s degree and at least one-year experience in interaction design, web design, 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. Two years professional experience developing websites and other interaction-based multimedia in a team environment, in particular collaborating with content experts, editors, and developers, preferably in a museum, research, or educational setting. Strong expertise skills in web development; experience with web backend and frontend development and familiarity with responsive web design, web standards, and best practices for web development.

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.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND ACCOUNTABILITIES:

– Assist in the development, enhancement, and maintenance of CMOA websites, web applications, digital infrastructure, and visitor-facing digital projects;

– Assist in bug tracking and managing backlog of internal requests;

– Assist in project planning and development of product roadmaps;

– Active participation is accessibility research and inclusive design solutions;

– Collaborate on guidelines, tools, demonstrations, and other documentation to be shared internally and with the public;

– Maintain project management workflows and communicate regularly with project stakeholders;

– Act as backup support to the Manager of Web and Digital Media;

– Other duties as assigned.

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

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

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

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

Please visit the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh’s employment portal to apply.
(Posted 6/19)

PT Bookkeeper, Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia

The Bookkeeper is responsible for the daily activities relating to transaction recording of the Museum’s cash receipts and accounts payable; preparing and recording bank deposits; researching and resolving payment issues; ensuring timely and accurate reporting for month end close; assisting with routine and ad-hoc accounting activities for the finance department.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Prepare and record all bank deposits
  • Record all electronic receipts
  • Review invoices and supporting documentation for check requests and prepare for approval
  • Code invoices and expense reports accurately and efficiently
  • Prepare endowment transfers
  • Monitor cash needs
  • Process and record payroll
  • Copy and file all documents as required
  • Prepare all monthly bank reconciliations
  • Prepare and remit sales tax returns
  • Order office supplies
  • Perform other related duties and projects as assigned by Chief Financial Officer

Education, Experience and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or business preferred
  • Minimum of 2-4 years accounting experience in a non-profit preferred
  • Experience with Sage financial systems preferred
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
  • Strong mathematical and analytical skills
  • Intermediate knowledge of Excel
  • Flexible, organized, proactive, detail oriented, discreet
  • Ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with all levels of employees and management in a team oriented environment

To apply, send an email with cover letter and resume to careers@woodmereartmuseum.org. Please indicate the position in subject line.
(Posted 6/18)

PT Community Liaison, McKeesport Regional History and Heritage Center, McKeesport

McKeesport Regional History and Heritage Center is seeking a Community Liaison.

Part-time professional position. Responsibilities include community outreach, managing membership program, public relations, gift shop management, some administrative duties. Requires some nights/weekends & ability to travel to events within region. Computer & sales experience a must. The Community Liaison works closely with Board of Directors, History/Research staff, and volunteers.

Computer skills required, including Microsoft Word, Publisher, PowerPoint, Excel. Experience in online sales & web publishing preferred.  Must have excellent communication skills & be creative & attentive to detail. Multi-tasking & problem-solving skills needed. Fundraising experience necessary; familiarity w/museum concepts, practices, procedures a plus. Ability to lift 30 lbs. and climb a ladder. The Heritage Center is a local history museum and research center dedicated to preserving the history of McKeesport and surrounding communities.

Please send resume & cover letter to: McKeesport Regional History & Heritage Center, 1832 Arboretum Drive, McKeesport, PA 15132 or email mckheritage@yahoo.com Submissions will be accepted until July 14th, 2019.
(Posted 6/14)

 

Development Manager, Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia

Position Type: Full Time Permanent

General Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with Director of Development and the Development team to ensure strategic cultivation and stewardship of all philanthropic constituents
  • Identify new donors including corporate and foundation prospects and serve as an integral member of the grant team
  • Participate in various aspects of development within an active, team-oriented department

Primary Duties:

  • Cultivation and stewardship of the development program for entry level through mid-level museum donors
  • Oversee all aspects of the annual appeal, including drafting appeal text, coordinating materials and mailings, and tracking totals throughout the fiscal year

Experience and Skills:

  • Proven excellent written and oral communication skills, organizational skills, and close attention to detail required
  • Must be highly motivated and able to function in a fast-paced environment
  • Must work well with others as part of the team and independently
  • Flexibility: open to working evenings and weekends during museum events
  • Professional experience in a non-profit development office required

Knowledge and Education:

  • B.A. required
  • Strong computer literacy required
  • Knowledge of databases preferred

To apply, send an email with cover letter and resume to careers@woodmereartmuseum.org. Please indicate the position in subject line.
(Posted 6/11)

 

Contract Archivist, Cork Companies Archives Project, LancasterHistory

 LancasterHistory in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, is seeking a Contract Archivist to join its archival team and work extensively on the Cork Companies Archives Project, as well as other archival projects.
  • Posted: June 10, 2019
  • Job Type: Part-time/Not Benefits Eligible
  • Salary: $22/hour
  • Entry Level: No
  • Job Duration: 15 months
  • Min. Education: Master’s Degree
  • Min. Experience: 3-5 Years
  • Required Travel: 25-50%

About The Project

The Contract Archivist is a 15-month, part-time position dedicated to cataloging and digitizing the century-old archives of the Dodge Cork Company and will also act as archival manager for the archive of Armstrong World Industries and Armstrong Flooring. These collections include archival materials, artifacts, photographs, film reels, ephemera, and miscellany. The work is to be done at LancasterHistory and at the Armstrong headquarters in Lancaster, PA, Monday – Friday, at a flexible schedule. Work is to not exceed 30 hours per week.

Summary of Responsibilities

The Contract Archivist will…

  • Respect the corporate non-disclosure/confidentiality agreements;
  • Work with LancasterHistory collections staff to catalog and digitize the Dodge Cork Company’s original documents, published material, objects, photographs, and multimedia, following the guidelines set forth by LancasterHistory;
  • Manage the Armstrong Archive by cataloging new items; managing internal corporate artifact requests; and assisting with corporate exhibits and special events;
  • Work with LancasterHistory and Armstrong to digitize selected items from the Armstrong Archive, including creation of catalog records, shipment to vendor, quality control, and attaching images and technical metadata from vendor;
  • Train and supervise volunteers selected to work on these projects; and
  • Work in tandem with the LancasterHistory curatorial team to suggest content and prepare the future exhibition on cork.

Requirements [Knowledge, Skills & Abilities]

  •  Master’s Degree in Archival Science or Library & Information Science, or an equivalent Master’s Degree in the Humanities with training in the management of corporate collections;
  • Experience in an archive, manuscript repository, records center, or library;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of archival theories, standards, and practices in appraisal, arrangement, and description of archival, manuscript, and photograph collections;
  • Experience in project management of a large and diverse collection, including preservation, cataloging, scanning, and database management;
  • Experience working with digital asset management, digital repository, and/or digital library systems;
  • Supervisory experience of volunteers;
  • Experience in conducting research;
  • Strong management and organization, interpersonal, and written communication skills;
  • Proficiency in word-processing, spreadsheets, and database management;
  • Knowledge of and experience with digital technologies and software used to capture, describe, display, and preserve images and/or media;
  • Ability to plan, coordinate, and execute collaborative projects; and
  • Must be able to lift up to 40 lbs.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to the attention of Heather Tennies, Director of Archival Services, at archives@lancasterhistory.org. Questions may be submitted through email only. Applications are accepted until the position is filled.

LancasterHistory is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
(Posted 6/10)

 

PT Events and Programs Assistant, Pennsylvania Trolley Museum, Washington

The Pennsylvania Trolley Museum (PTM) is seeking an enthusiastic and dedicated Events and Programs Assistant to support the Museum’s special events and educational and public programming. This is a part-time position that has the potential to become full time.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Support the Visitor Services Manager in the development and implementation of family and adult special events
Coordinate with the Visitor Services Manager, staff, and volunteers before, during, and after Special Events through event set-up/break-down and assigned duties during the event
Ensure all contractual agreements are met and that Museum policies and procedures are followed during Public Programs and Special Events
Provide leadership and oversight for the Visitor Services Manager on weekends; provide event information during morning meetings
Provide leadership initiative during unique or challenging situations; customer service, safety, sales and etc.
Maintain the standard of excellence in customer service for all Museum clients, partners and affiliates
Assist with the development and implementation of public and family programming activities to enhance the day-to-day visitor experience
Assist the Museum Educator when needed with field trips, group tours, Courthouse tours, and educational programming including Scout Merit Badge Days and classroom programs.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, volunteers, volunteer department managers, community groups and organizations, and the general public

Requirements:
Degree in Education, Public History, Museum Studies, Event Planning or a related field OR a combination of education and relevant work experience at a museum or non-profit
Experience working with children and diverse audiences
Experience with education, interpretive programming, and/or community outreach preferred
Self-motivated and able to work independently, problem-solve and take initiative
A high level of professionalism and excellent customer service skills
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Able to lift 50 lbs. and prepared to engage in outdoor work in most weather conditions
Proficient using basic desktop programs such as Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) and Adobe Suite
Experience with Publisher, WordPress and Constant Contact preferred, but not required
Ability to perform multiple tasks in a timely manner with attention to detail
2+ years customer service experience and/or 2+years of professional event coordination experience, public programming, and proven leadership skills

This is a part-time non-exempt position that reports to the Visitor Services Manager and Museum Educator. It is expected that this position will work an average of 24-30 hours per week, including weekend and evening hours during the event season (March-May and Sept-Dec). This position will be required to be present during all special events. The position pays $15.00/hour.

About the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum:
The Pennsylvania Trolley Museum (PTM) is a nonprofit nationally significant trolley museum and unique heritage site located in southwestern Pennsylvania. Visitors are invited to ‘ride into the past’ on antique trolleys and discover one of the most transformative periods of American history through preservation, interpretation, special events, and educational programs. Over the past 10 years, the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum (PTM) has seen tremendous visitor growth, with over 31,000 people walking through PTM’s doors each year. In order to more effectively connect with our visitors and provide them with a more rewarding educational experience, we plan to build in the next two years a new Welcome & Education Center that will significantly expand our education programs and serve as our new “front door”. If you believe in building an enjoyable and rewarding educational experience and have a passion for making great things happen, we want to talk to you.

For Us, It’s a Mission:
Our mission is to communicate the story of Pennsylvania’s Trolley Era to a diverse audience through the preservation, interpretation, and use of its collection of electric railway and railroad equipment, associated artifacts and photo/document archives, and to ensure that its visitors have an enjoyable and rewarding educational experience.

Next Step:
Please send cover letter and resume to: HR@patrolley.org
NOTE: Please put Events & Programs Assistant in the subject line.
No phone calls please.
(Posted 6/6)

PT Volunteer Coordinator/Recruiter, Pennsylvania Trolley Museum, Washington

The Pennsylvania Trolley Museum (PTM) is seeking an enthusiastic and dedicated part-time Volunteer Coordinator/Recruiter to help recruit and engage the museum’s growing community of volunteers. PTM depends largely on volunteers for continued operation and success, with more than 100 regular volunteers who serve in every capacity involved in the day-to-day operation at the museum. This position will primarily focus on volunteer recruitment, on-boarding of new volunteers, and maximizing volunteer success and contributions to PTM. This position has the potential to grow to full time.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Plan and coordinate the Museum’s efforts to recruit new volunteers, including identifying and partnering with local educational institutions and other organizations to provide volunteer opportunities
Publicize and market the Museum’s efforts to recruit and retain volunteers through social media and other platforms
Oversee the process of integrating volunteers into the museum community through interviewing, processing background checks, and appropriate placement for successful retention
Maintain the museum’s Volunteer Information Database
Plan and coordinate programs, meetings, and other appreciation activities to enhance the volunteer experience, including the annual volunteer recognition dinner and holiday event
Review volunteer policies and procedures
Participate in the planning and implementation of museum activities that require a high level of volunteer participation (special events, public programs, etc.)
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, volunteers, volunteer department managers, including the supervision of volunteers regarding conduct and behavioral issues, community groups and organizations, and the general public

Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate discipline or equivalent combination of education and relevant experience
Experience recruiting and working with volunteers in a non-profit setting
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Friendly and welcoming approach to working with the public
Understands and values the importance of building a positive internal culture
Performs work as a team player
Easily engages with a wide variety of people
Organizational and record keeping skills
Ability to consistently and effectively meet deadlines
Ability to manage a database

This is a part-time non-exempt position that reports to the Executive Director. The rate of pay is $15.00/hour. It is expected that this position will work an average of 24 hours per week, including weekend and evening hours when there is a high level of volunteer activity. The number of hours can vary depending upon the needs of the position. This position has the potential to grow into a full time position in the future.

About the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum:
The Pennsylvania Trolley Museum (PTM) is a nonprofit nationally significant trolley museum and unique heritage site located in southwestern Pennsylvania. Visitors are invited to ‘ride into the past’ on antique trolleys and discover one of the most transformative periods of American history through preservation, interpretation, special events, and educational programs. Over the past 10 years, the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum (PTM) has seen tremendous visitor growth, with over 31,000 people walking through PTM’s doors each year. In order to more effectively connect with our visitors and provide them with a more rewarding educational experience, we plan to build in the next two years a new Welcome & Education Center that will significantly expand our education programs and serve as our new “front door”. If you believe in building an enjoyable and rewarding educational experience and have a passion for making great things happen, we want to talk to you.

For Us, It’s a Mission:
Our mission is to communicate the story of Pennsylvania’s Trolley Era to a diverse audience through the preservation, interpretation, and use of its collection of electric railway and railroad equipment, associated artifacts and photo/document archives, and to ensure that its visitors have an enjoyable and rewarding educational experience.

Next Step:
Please send cover letter and resume to: HR@patrolley.org
NOTE: Please put Volunteer Coordinator in the subject line.
No phone calls please.
(Posted 6/6)

Social Media Specialist, Allentown Art Museum, Allentown

A new position at the Allentown Art Museum, the Social Media Specialist, will be an integral part of the marketing and public relations team under the supervision of the Museum Manager and including the Marketing and Public Relations Manager, the communications consultant, and various part-time writers, designers, and campaign consultants. As part of this team, the Social Media Specialist will be charged with managing the Museum’s social media profiles in support of its positioning in the community, its strategic plan and aspirations, the development new and expanded audiences, and reflective of annual and long-term communication strategies.  The Social Media Specialist will develop, maintain, and be responsible for, but not limited to, the Museum’s Facebook pages, Instagram and Twitter accounts, and YouTube channels blogs, video feeds, communication with trending social networking sites, email blasts, and any other platform for digital communications that will be developed in the future.  The Social Media Specialist will be responsible for providing Museum staff and other officials of the Museum with comprehensive analytics, data presentations, and resource management reports and will work with SOTA, the Auxiliary, Circle 31, campaign committees, and when needed, Trustees to significantly increase the Museum social media presence, enhance the Museum’s communication strategies, and develop new audiences.

Responsibilities:
Recommend and Implement social media strategies for the Museum that build brand awareness, generate new audiences and excitement about the Museum’s role in the community and significantly increases the Museum’s social media presence and effectiveness.

Creation and delivery of content which meets Museum standards and fits Museum communication directions, positioning, and programmatic and campaign needs. Develop and deliver social media optimization (SMO) and remain current with social media trends and best practices.

Research, plan for, and present opportunities for new social marketing platforms and adapt current practices to fit Museum needs.

Generate, review, and approve content on social media multiple times during the day.  Work with various staff to determine the appropriate language for collections, exhibitions, and public engagement but give leadership and direction to Museum’s efforts to communicate in a more timely and effective way given new audiences with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and interests.

Work with various Museum constituencies to create and manage monthly (or more often) promotions and messaging.


Requirements:
In-depth knowledge and understanding of social media platforms and their respective participants (Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, Flickr, etc.) and how they can be creatively deployed.

Ability to effectively communicate information and ideas in written and verbal format.

Ability to build and maintain cross-departmental and multiple constituent relationships.

Team player, with the confidence to take the lead and guide other departments when necessary.

Good technical understanding and can learn new hardware and software quickly.

Public relations, marketing, sales, community management experience

Reports to: Director of Development

Education:
Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in Communications/English, Public Relations, Marketing, Journalism or Design, Political Science. Entry level position with experience.

Please submit your resume and cover letter to: hr@allentownartmuseum.org
(Posted 6/4)

 

Director of Collections & Exhibitions Manangement, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh

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

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

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

The DIRECTOR OF COLLECTIONS & EXHIBITIONS MANAGEMENT aligns the activities of the Registration, Conservation, Art Preparation & Installation, and Exhibitions departments to further the organizational mission of the museum with respect to collection care, loan activity, temporary exhibitions, and on-going presentations of the permanent collection. Working closely with the Director and Curators, s/he develops the vision for, and implementation of, professional practices and processes relating to the care, preservation, and day-to-day management of the permanent collection. S/he guides, supervises, and mentors staff, directing the activities of the departments under her/his supervision to fulfill the museum’s strategic and artistic objectives. S/he assumes responsibility for all areas of collections and exhibitions stewardship, including the documentation, storage, handling, packing/unpacking, transportation, and insurance of all works of art entering and leaving the museum, and for keeping track of their movements within the museum at all times. S/he works closely with the Director and Curators to oversee the administration of the museum’s in-house and loan-based exhibitions (10–12 annually) as well as the Carnegie International and the museum’s on-going permanent collection presentations.

This is a Full-Time position.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: Bachelor’s Degree in Art History, Museum Administration, or related required. Master’s Degree in Art History or Museum Administration preferred, with a specialization in collections administration or related field. Excellent analytical skills, attention to detail, and proficiency with museum database systems. Advanced knowledge of museum registration methods, materials handling, storage, transportation, insurance, and collections care. Experience managing complex project implementation schedules and overseeing professional art conservation treatments preferred. Requires at least 8–10 years of increasingly supervisory experience in museum registration and/or collections management.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES: Proven leadership, supervisory, interpersonal, and management skills are essential. The candidate will be a positive and resourceful problem-solver with excellent oral and written communication skills. S/he will have a demonstrated ability to work with colleagues from diverse backgrounds in a flexible and transparent manner. Demonstrated capacity to coordinate and manage multiple, often complicated, concurrent projects. Proven experience collaborating with living artists and in-house and visiting curators on complex exhibition projects. Proven ability to manage teams in a fast-paced, ambitious work environment. Proficiency in developing, implementing, and tracking project and departmental budgets and schedules; strong understanding of proper documentation for acquisitions, collections objects, loans, and other administrative registration functions; knowledge of appropriate care, handling, and storage for a wide range of materials. S/he should have an established a role within the registration/collections management community, as well as national and international professional affiliations. Must be proficient with Microsoft Office; including Excel, Access, and PowerPoint; candidate will be expected to gain expertise with KEmu, the museum’s collection’s management system.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: S/he must direct, manage, and guide staff through art handling/processing for varying periods of time. Requires extended time in exhibition galleries, completing condition reports and/or overseeing others move, unpack, and complete condition reports. The position may require national and international travel. Ability to handle works of art, up to 25 lbs.

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES:
– Manages the centralized care and stewardship of CMOA’s collections in accordance with the museum’s professional standards and standards set by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM). Develops, communicates, and enforces, in coordination with CMP and CMOA Boards, ethical collection policies and procedures in a manner which can be easily understood by and shared with other staff. Regularly reviews policies to ensure applicability and make changes as necessary;
– Engages in short-, mid- and long-range planning for exhibitions management and the stewardship of the collection, keeping abreast of new developments in collections care and advises museum administration as necessary. Advises the Director and Curators on the effective implementation of the museum’s artistic program, including the Carnegie International;
– Guides and mentors staff to align the activities of the Collections & Exhibitions Management division with the museum’s strategic and artistic priorities. Evaluates each department’s workflow and directs work assignments to maximize efficiency, coordination, and output among team members. Conducts performance evaluations;
– Works closely with the Chief Preparator to oversee the Art Preparation & Installation department, including staffing, budgeting, scheduling and assignments, permanent collection and loan activity, storage, and exhibition installations;
– Works closely with the Chief Conservator to oversee the Conservation department, including staffing, budgeting, scheduling and assignments, permanent collection and loan activity, and exhibition installations. Consults with Director and relevant curatorial staff on conservation treatments and matters germane to collection care;
– Serves as the museum’s Chief Registrar. Directs and manages the work of the Registration department and departmental staff, including budgeting, scheduling and assignments, insurance, financial analysis, storage, documentation, accessioning and deaccessioning, database development and maintenance, and loan programs;
– Oversees the staff of the Exhibitions Management department to ensure timely and effective collaboration across museum departments. Aligns the museum’s project management and exhibition design functions with the activities of the Registration and Art Preparation & Installation departments;
– Manages the Departmental Coordinator, setting priorities in the area of administrative support for the Collections & Exhibitions Management division, including but not limited to budget reconciliation and duties that support the proper care, handling, shipment, storage, and preservation of objects in the museum’s permanent collection;
– Working closely with Registration, Art Preparation & Installation, and Conservation, supervises the movement of works of art within the museum; maintains orderly storage facilities for works of art, and ensures the museum retains its TSA-designated screening facility status;
– With Deputy Director, liaises with relevant Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh (CMP) staff in Facilities Planning & Operations, Legal, and other departments to advance the museum’s collection activity and exhibition program. Works with CMP Finance staff to manage fine arts insurance program for the collection and temporary exhibitions, including insurance renewal, policy bids, and special collection and exhibition policies as appropriate;
– Oversees database management of all aspects of the collection and incoming and outgoing loans; ensures orderly and accurate records for all works of art in the collection and their location to meet accepted registrarial practices and to support the needs of the museum; regularly assesses and evaluates current collections management system to ensure the needs of the museum are being met;
– Advises Director and Deputy Director on legal issues associated with artworks. Manage all required tax forms and contractual paperwork as they relate to charitable donations of art, artistic commissions, exhibitions, and accessioning and deaccessioning. With Director and Deputy Director, liaises with legal counsel in regard to the above;
– Prepares relevant sections of U.S. Government Indemnity Proposals and applications for Immunity from Seizure and issues certificates of insurance;
– Represents the museum at professional museum conferences and field-wide convenings; establishes, cultivates, and maintains relationships with colleagues in the field that benefit the museum’s collection activity and exhibition program.

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

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

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

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

Please apply through the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh’s employment portal.
(Posted 6/4)

Collaborative Programs Manager, The Penn Museum, Philadelphia

Are you interested in collaborative partnerships and exploring culture, theatre, performance and others ways through interpreting the collections and galleries? The Penn Museum is looking for a dynamic new team member to join the Public Programs department.

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

Under the supervision of the Assistant Director of Public Programs, the Collaborative Programs Manager leads the development and facilitation of public programs created in collaboration with University and Philadelphia-area communities. The position works closely with internal and external stakeholders to lead programmatic efforts to engage with the Museum’s target public audiences. The Collaborative Programs Manager works strategically with the Assistant Director for Public Programs to identify and maintain relationships with community partners to present a wide array of programs including lectures, panel discussions, performances, festivals, workshops, adult classes, and film screenings, among others. The position is responsible select administrative oversight for the department, and for full planning oversight of collaborative programs including scheduling, budgeting, travel logistics, event registration, payments and supervising event-specific part-time staff, volunteers, and students.

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.  Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

QUALIFICATIONS: H.S. Degree or equivalent required, Bachelor’s degree in museum studies, theater, or related field preferred or equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience working with diverse communities, including university communities with a demonstrated success developing and facilitating public events or programs required. Excellent communication skills and understanding of collaborative team-building is required. Ability to work independently to build teams as well as guide cross-cultural exchange is essential. Excellent organizational and communication skills, attention to detail, and ability to manage multiple competing priorities is essential. Must be able to work both collaboratively across departments as well as independently to achieve programmatic benchmarks. Comfort with exploring new models of engagement, new technologies and unique programming models. Ability to use the Microsoft Suites is essential, and working knowledge of Adobe Suites, Filemaker Pro, and collections database software is helpful. Knowledge of Vectorworks, Sketch Up or similar CAD program is helpful, but not required.

ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA: The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning. Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play. The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

Applicants must submit an application on the jobs@penn website, via this link: https://jobs.hr.upenn.edu/postings/46835 to be considered.
(Posted 6/4)

 

Director of Volunteer Engagement, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square

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

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

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

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

We offer a competitive starting salary and an outstanding benefits package. Please apply online at https://longwoodgardens.org/employment/full-time-job-opportunities. For full consideration, please include with your application a resume, cover letter addressing pertinent qualifications, and contact information for three professional references.
(Posted 6/4)

 

PT Photo Archivist, Chester County Historical Society, West Chester

Chester County Historical Society invites applicants for the part-time position of Photo Archivist for its historical photograph collection. This position reports to the Director of Collections and is part of the Collections Department team. Responsible for the renowned CCHS photo collection (100,000 images, from 1841 to present), the Photo Archivist supervises volunteers and student interns, and works collaboratively with the Librarian, part-time library staff and other departmental and Society staff.

This is a 3-days per week position without benefits. It requires rotating Saturday reference desk coverage and occasional evening and other weekend work.

Duties
1. Provide leadership and supervision of day-to-day activities in the photo archives, including cultivating, collecting, processing, organizing, preserving and making accessible collections of photographs and audio media of all types. This includes analog and digital materials.
2. Work on cross-functional teams to support, contribute content and strengthen the photo archives and institutional projects, including but not limited to exhibitions, websites and public outreach.
3. Foster an inclusive workplace and interact with diverse constituents. This includes assisting at the library reference desk on a regular schedule.
4. Maintain professional standards for work environment and records of collections.
5. Set priorities according to strategic plan.
6. Serve as institutional photo archivist, maintaining photographic documentation of institutional activities according to policies and procedures.
7. Actively participate in fundraising for photo archives projects.

Qualifications
Master’s degree in library science, library and information science, or in history/public history with demonstrated photographic archival coursework or experience preferred. A minimum of 1 year accumulated professional archival experience in special library settings, especially related to photographic processes, organization, digitization, and volunteer interaction. The successful candidate will 1) be current with best practices for procedures and principles, including the physical care of primary materials and digital management, 2) have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and proficient computer experience in Microsoft Word and PhotoShop, (experience with Drupal helpful), and 3) have superior skill with time-management and focusing on priorities. Successful candidates will have the ability to physically carry out regular photo archives duties, including lifting up to 35 lbs.

Please send your resume and letter of interest by midnight June 28 to: Ellen Endslow, Director of Collections/Curator, eendslow@chestercohistorical.org. Mailed information to Chester County Historical Society, 225 N. High Street, West Chester, PA, 19380 must be received by June 28.

About Chester County Historical Society
CCHS has been collecting materials about the history of the region since 1893. Three hundred years of local history are represented in the permanent collections that comprise 80,000 museum objects, a special collections library with 20,000 reference books and 750,000 manuscripts, and more than 100,000 images of all types in the photo archives. The society benefits from the resources of its location in the
Brandywine River Valley and its proximity to Philadelphia. More information about CCHS is available at
http://www.chestercohistorical.org.
(P0sted 5/29)

Executive Director, Historic Fallsington, Inc., Levittown

Historic Fallsington Inc. (HFI, Bucks County, PA)  is seeking an efficient and organized administrator and creative marketer to lead our organization as Executive Director.  We want someone who is excited by Fallsington’s rich history and motivated to raise its profile among Bucks County’s historical landmarks. As the Executive Director for HFI, you will oversee the preservation and interpretation of six historical structures, educational programming and public outreach, planning, development and financial management.  The ideal candidate will be an experienced leader who has a passion for historical preservation and a creative vision to use digital marketing to help attract students, volunteers and visitors alike to appreciate the historical gem we have hidden in a residential/industrial area.

Responsibilities:

  • Hire, oversee museum assistant (responsible for tours and clerical duties)
  • Recruit and mentor summer intern
  • Volunteer coordination
  • Grant Writing
  • Manage Membership and communications such as quarterly newsletter
  • Plan, Market and Implement community and fundraising events (including press releases, flyers etc)
  • Museum shop sales and inventory
  • Manage petty cash and pay routine bills
  • Oversee building maintenance, housekeeping, landscaping, and rental management contractors
  • Interact with Board of Trustees; prepare for at least 6 meetings annually.

Qualifications:

  • Strong self-motivation, attention to detail, and time management skills are a MUST
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; you must be at ease in dealing with the public
  • Minimum 3-5 years of relevant experience in historical preservation, grant writing and digital marketing
  • College Degree (4-yr or equivalent) desired
  • Financial management and booking keeping experience a plus

Historic Fallsington, Inc. is a private, non-profit historic preservation organization and museum which has been preserving and sharing the 300-year-old village of Fallsington for over 65 years. The organization was founded in 1953 in response to land development pressures that threatened the historical integrity of the village, consisting of over 90 historic buildings from the 17th, 18th, 19th, and early 20th centuries.  The village was significant as a religious, social and market center for the surrounding community, as well as a stopover point for stagecoach travelers. While in residence at nearby Pennsbury Manor, William Penn attended religious services in Fallsington.

Historic Fallsington Inc.’s mission is to preserve and maintain the historic structures under its stewardship for future generations and educate the public about the rich culture and history of the village of Fallsington. The museum’s Board of Trustees is responsible for the overall policy of the organization.  The Executive director implements policy as set forth by the Trustees. A small staff assists the director in daily operations and a dedicated group of volunteers support programming as needed. Internship opportunities are available to students to enhance their programs of studies in fields such as American history, architectural history, public history, art history, material culture, museum management, museum education, preservation, and cultural resource management.

We offer competitive pay and flexible work schedule provided your availability for Saturdays in the summer and special activities year-round. Salary and benefits are negotiable and commensurate with experience.

Please send your inquiry and references to Historic Fallsington Inc. Attn: Bob Harman, 4 Yardley Ave, Fallsington, PA 19054-1117 or RLBHarman@aol.com/215-504-0510
(Posted 5/16)

Museum Director, National Watch and Clock Museum, Columbia

The NAWCC Museum Director is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the museum, including:

  • oversee exhibits, displays, and museum facility,
  • uphold the international reputation of the NAWCC institution
  • fiscal management,
  • resource development, fund raising, marketing,
  • community outreach,
  • conservation on watches and clocks,
  • engage in educational programing and research,
  • coordinate tours and make public presentations,
  • supervise employees and volunteers,
  • network with other similarly-situated institutions; and
  • perform other related duties as assigned.
  • reports to the Executive Director

The Museum Director will work collaboratively with all functions of the NAWCC in creating a healthy and vibrant horological, global community where we share the stories of time with our members and the public, locally, domestically, and internationally.

Primary Responsibilities include

  • As a member of the Executive Team, supports the organization as a whole, and the Executive Director in promoting the NAWCC as a global institutional and horological community which includes the Museum as a part of the whole.
  • Leads and supervises museum-related staff including curatorial, collections management, maintenance, library, archives, and museum store, encompassing both full time and part-time employees, plus volunteers.
  • Plans for and executes a schedule of changing exhibits (which can include traveling and partnering exhibits) and ensures the quality and consistency of all exhibits.
  • Assures collection and museum management is accomplished in accordance with AAM standards
  • Works collaboratively with the Education Programs Lead in the development, implementation, support, and fund-raising for exhibits, events, and educational programming.
  • Works collaboratively with Marketing and Communication Programs for promotional, marketing and fundraising activities.
  • Oversees museum fiscal matters; works with Finance in managing annual budget and action plans; determines and approves expenditures; establishes priorities for spending.
  • Directs facility use; develops facility policies and fee structures; interacts with facilities vendors.
  • Develops relationships and works with Development in securing outside funding sources through grants, donations, sponsorships, and formal fund development in collaboration with other NAWCC staff.
  • Serves as a museum liaison for local, regional, national, and international museum and related organizations
  • Establishes and maintains networks of potential exhibitors, conservators, lecturers, and other such sources of informational and expert resources.
  • Surveys museum operations to ensure museum meets standards of museum accreditation
  • Conducts regular staff and team meetings.
  • Attends workshops, conferences, and seminars; presents professional papers.
  • Committed to the NAWCC being the premier educator and advocate for horology and everyone interested in the study of time.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge and Abilities

  • Experience, background, and dedication in elevating the reputation of an institution as an internationally recognized, premier educator and advocate for horology and everyone interested in the study of time.
  • Knowledge of and experience in maintaining museum standards and practices.
  • Knowledge of and experience in exhibit planning and installation.
  • Knowledge of and experience in researching, writing, and presenting on the history of horology.
  • Knowledge of and experience in conservation and preservation of watches, clocks, and timepieces.
  • Willingness and orientation to learn, understand, and reach out to community, region, and beyond.
  • Knowledge of and experience in fiscal and facility management.
  • Knowledge of computers and word processing.
  • Knowledge of and experience in resource development, partnership collaboration, and value building.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and contribute to and create a Team environment.
  • Ability to operate independently.

Qualifications

  • Degree in appropriate field, related to museum administration and horology or other relevant, high-level professional experience required. Master’s or advanced degree a plus.
  • Five years of experience in museum operations and other relevant, horological institutional work.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, outgoing, high levels of energy and productivity required.
  • Strong computer skills, especially in Microsoft Office, Word and Excel. Experience with Past Perfect Collections Management Software desirable.

Physical Demands

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and stoop, kneel, crouch and/or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to sit, climb or balance. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and color vision. The employee must be able to speak clearly and be heard from a distance of 50 feet.

Email resume and cover letter to: careers@nawcc.org.
(Posted 5/13)

Chief Financial Officer, The Senator John Heinz History Center, Pittsburgh

The Senator John Heinz History Center—Pittsburgh’s oldest cultural institution (1879), the largest history museum in Pennsylvania dedicated to history, and an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution—is seeking a dynamic and experienced Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

The CFO is responsible to lead all financial and fiscal management activities at all Heinz History Center locations.  The CFO is a key member of the Executive Team and is involved in strategic planning and has daily responsibility for planning, implementing and managing all finance-related activities.  The CFO provides leadership and coordination in the administrative, business planning, accounting and budgeting efforts of the History Center. The CFO is to have strong analytical, planning, and communication skills necessary to collaborate with the History Center’s CEO, Board Members, Senior Executive Staff and all History Center staff members.

Please visit the History Center’s employment portal to apply.
(Posted 5/13)

Posting a job opening with PA Museums

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