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Registrar, The James A. Michener Art Museum, Doylestown

The James A. Michener Art Museum, a private non-profit organization in Doylestown, PA, seeks a full-time registrar. Under the direction of the chief curator, initiates, develops and implements policies and procedures for the physical care, conservation, and security of the permanent collection. Creates/compiles and maintains all museum records that relate to the permanent collection, including records stored in collections management database and collections records on museum’s website.

This position reports to the chief curator and works with the assistant curator, chief preparator, art preparators, and manager of operations.

Essential Functions

  • Primary responsibilities will include maintenance of permanent collection records and Mimsy collections management software system
  • Implementation of inventory projects; maintenance of collections storage
  • Implementation of policies and procedures for the physical care, conservation, and security of the permanent collection; as well as participation in the development of grant proposals.
  • Evaluates loan requests for objects in the permanent collection and arranges for safe transport of all collections on loan and for potential gifts to the permanent collection
  • The registrar handles rights and reproduction services; arranges transportation and storage for artwork; assists with Collections Committee activities and collections research.
  • Implements environmental monitoring program (light, relative humidity, and temperature) and develops and maintains appropriate storage methods and conditions for the permanent collection.

Minimum Requirements:

  • B.A. in museum studies, art history or related field, M.A. preferred
  • Five (5) years’ collections management experience; art storage experience; object handling experience
  • Knowledge of museum registration methods and collections care practices.
  • The ideal candidate will have experience managing and using collections database systems with digital images such as Mimsy.

To apply, please send resumes to Rebecca Rosen, at info@michenerartmuseum.org or mail to James A. Michener Art Museum, Attn: Rebecca Rosen, 138 South Pine Street, Doylestown, PA 18901. No phone calls, please.
(Posted 4/18)


Registrar and Exhibition Manager, Samek Art Museum, Bucknell University, Lewisburg

The Samek Art Museum is a program of Bucknell University that creates meaningful encounters between artists, students, scholars, the public and works of art. The Museum presents original, traveling, and collection exhibitions and public programs that cover the range of art history with an emphasis on contemporary art. The Museum maintains an active museum collection of over 5,000 objects, including 450 works installed across the campus. The gallery programs and/or manages 3 spaces – the Samek Art Gallery on campus (including offices, work-room, and collection study room), Downtown Art Gallery, and off-site collections storage – totaling 4,500 square feet of exhibition and program space plus 4,000 of storage and work space. The Galleries produce, on average, 12 exhibitions, 75 public programs, and 36 campus events annually.

The Registrar & Exhibition Manager is responsible for the documentation, care, and handling of artworks managed by the museum either temporarily (i.e. traveling exhibitions) or permanently (i.e. museum collection.) The Registrar’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following duties listed roughly in order of priority and time from top to bottom. The Registrar & Exhibition Manager reports to the Museum Director and fulfills their duties in accordance with campus, state, and federal policies and laws as well as in keeping with museum and gallery professional practices. For more information, see http://museum.bucknell.edu

Responsibilities:
Exhibition Installation & De-Installation
• Act as exhibition project manager to ensure that each installation is completed safely, on time, and within budget.
• Duties will include but are not limited to: receiving, unpacking and, packing artworks; hanging and placement of artwork; performing carpentry work such as crating or making pedestals; spackling and painting; handling artworks on loan and permanent collections; lighting exhibitions; matting and framing artworks; and pick-up and delivery of artwork.
• Organize, schedule, and direct a team of exhibition installation assistants, or Prep Crew, made up of Preparator & Operations Coordinator, Museum Fellow, student employees, and campus Facilities as needed.
• Train Prep Crew in handling of valuable and fragile artworks.
• Maintain up-to-date shared gallery master calendar of exhibitions, installation and de-installation dates.
• Order tools and supplies as needed for exhibition installation.

Collection Management
• Manage and supervise the care and use of the collections by ensuring proper storage, handling, conservation and exhibition techniques.
• Generate condition and conservation reports.
• Oversee and implement the Collections Management Policy, prepare materials for Collections Advisory Committee
• Work with Director to develop collection policies including security, disaster and emergency plans.
• Work with Operations Coordinator to implement security systems and procedures related to collections.
• Design and manage art storage areas including furniture, HVAC, security and pest-control programs.
• Work with Director and campus Lib/IT to store, migrate, and preserve media art in collection.
• Contract for outside services as needed Conservation, rigging, packing, crating, shipping, photography, insurance

Collections Access
• Respond to and fulfill requests from faculty, students, public, staff, and other museums requesting access to collection for instruction, research, or loan request.
• Manage Museum Collection Study Room including: scheduling and calendaring, receive and fulfill requests for class visits, and recording attendance and use.
• Manage online public access to collection management system including catalog data, images, and video.
• Manage photographic services, including rights and reproduction requests.

Art Handling
• Coordinate packing, crating, and shipping of art from collection or art being loaned for exhibition.
• Transport art between collections storage facilities and galleries, to hang or retrieve from campus, and to off-site locations for framing, photography, conservation, etc.
• Drive box truck to transport art locally and to regional cities.
• Coordinate large campus art re-deployments including department moves, building renovations, campus events, President’s house, etc.
• Receive, mediate, and fulfill requests from individual faculty and staff to hang art from collection on campus.
• Act as courier or designate courier when needed.

Information Management
• Create and maintain legal documents related to exhibitions and collections including: loan agreements, loan requests, insurance policies, donor acknowledgement letters, and tax and gift forms.
• Manage digital collections management system including: original cataloging of art objects, updating catalog records, and working with campus Lib/IT to improve database system.
• Maintain paper files including collections and donor files.
• Maintain institutional archive of exhibition catalogs and print publications.
• Structure gallery shared server space for effective use.
• Develop and implement bi-annual collection inventory incorporating works in storage, on campus, on loan, and in exhibition.
• Coordinate object identification services, including reporting and compliance with federal and international laws such as NAGPRA.
• Maintaining IMNH facilities reports and reviewing borrower’s facilities report.

Additional duties as assigned.

Diversity & Inclusion Expectation:
• Actively contribute to Bucknell’s efforts to foster a diverse and inclusive campus community.

RequirementsMinimum Qualifications:
• Graduate degree in Art History, Museum Studies, or closely related field.
• 2 years professional experience in an art gallery or museum in functional areas detailed in the job description in an art gallery or museum setting
• Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills
• Demonstrated ability to work effectively as an independent self-starter
• Valid PA Driver’s license (or ability to get one within 30 days) and ability to drive 15′ 15ft, 32,000 gross weight box truck
• Demonstrated facility with office software and online social media
• Skilled with manual and portable power tools such as cordless drill, orbital sander, etc.Other Requirements:
• Availability to work evenings and weekends, as scheduled
• Background check required

Physical Demands:
• Stand or walk 2-4 hours at one time, up to 6 hours per day;
• Sit for 2-4 hours at one time, up to 6 hours per day;
• Lift or carry up to 50 pounds occasionally (less than 33% of the workday); lift or carry up to 10 pounds frequently (34-66% of the workday); lift up to 50 pounds to waist height and up to 25 pounds in a range of motions from floor to overhead:
• Frequently use hands for simple grasping, fine manipulation, pushing or pulling (34-66% of the workday);
• Occasionally bend, squat, reach overhead, kneel, climb ladders up to 12 feet high, lift overhead, weld, push or pull with forces up to 50 pounds (less than 33% of the work day);
• Work in a variety of temperatures and environmental conditions; possess ability to work at heights, full range of body motions and physical agility, and ability to maintain balance.
• Very good visual acuity

Bucknell University provides equal opportunity without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, marital status, veteran status or disability in admissions, employment and in all of its educational programs and activities.

Please click here to apply.
(Posted 4/18)

 

Associate Director of Digital Marketing and Communication, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia

How You Will Contribute

Under the supervision of and working with the Director of Marketing and Communications, the Associate Director of Digital Marketing is responsible for development and implementation of a comprehensive digital marketing plan that helps the museum meet its audience development, visitor engagement, reputation, and revenue goals.

This role requires the ability to function on both strategic and tactical levels, driving planning, execution, management, measurement, analysis, optimization and reporting for all relevant digital platforms and channels. The position works closely with the Senior Marketing Manager and the Communications team to coordinate and synchronize timing, content and messaging of off/on-line marketing and communication efforts. The Associate Director of Digital Marketing also works with outside agencies, and collaborates internally with many departments across the Museum to ensure content integration, one-voice messaging, and tracking of digital efforts promoting the Collection, Exhibitions, Programs, and Events. An analytical mindset and relentless drive to optimize digital marketing efforts is required. This role serves as the department liaison to the Information and Interpretive Technology, Membership and Visitor Services, and Retail departments on website, audience measurement, e-commerce, and user analytics.

Specifically, you will:

  • Plan, develop, implement, manage/oversee, measure, analyze, optimize and report on digital marketing efforts including but not limited to social media and blogging, display advertising, SEM, SEO, and email marketing
  • Direct the Social Media coordinator in maintenance, management, measurement and optimization of social media channels including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+, Pinterest, and Snapchat
  • Lead the development of organization-wide social media management standards, policies and rules of engagement for social media
  • Define key social media and digital performance indicators and implement enterprise level measurement, analytics, and reporting methods
  • Work with all internal departments and groups to explore and identify ways to integrate social and digital media into business strategies and marketing campaigns
  • Coordinate with Communications team to pitch social media and digital influencers on exhibition, collection, program, and event ideas
  • Create, manage, and analyze Display campaigns across multiple sites and platforms to ensure acquisition and conversion goals are met
  • Input to design, content, tracking and optimization of email campaigns across the museum
  • Ensure museum related social media discussions are monitored and shared regularly with departmental teams and museum leadership
  • Upon request, coordinate with Information Services and Audio Visual to execute the filming and hosting of videos
  • Follow and evaluate industry, competitor, market, and technology trends for potential PMA application
RequirementsYour diverse background includes:

  • BA/BS in Digital Marketing, Digital Media, Marketing, or related discipline
  • 5+ years of digital marketing and social media work in a collaborative environment, experience as a Digital Marketing Director preferred
  • Demonstrable experience in designing and implementing successful digital marketing campaigns
  • Strong understanding of how all current digital marketing channels function, online marketing tools and best practices, the blogging ecosystem, social media platforms and channels, flash development and animation, and Paid Search and Display advertising
  • Hands on experience with SEO/SEM, Google Analytics, Google Tag Manager, Google Search Console, CRM software, Mac platform, web analytics
  • Experience with multimedia digital design, on-line media, Print Design, Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Dream Weaver), Acrobat, display media trafficking and working with 3rd Party Ad-Serving (e.g., DART for Advertisers (DFA), Atlas, etc.)
  • Basic knowledge of HTML, SWF, GIF, FBML, e-mail design, and familiarity with web design and analytic suites of various major social media and video platforms (Facebook, YouTube, etc.) as well as third party providers (e.g. Radian6, Museum Analytics)
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, particularly Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Excellent analytical and project management skills
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills, the ability to interact well with others and think strategically, the ability to shift as priorities change, and have a proven record of strong team leadership
  • High level of energy, confidence, and a sense of humor, and desire to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Possess excellent communication skills as well as artistic clarity, creativity, innovation, and perception

Please click here to apply.
(Posted 4/18)

 

Business Development Manager, Interactive Mechanics, Philadelphia

Interactive Mechanics is looking for a resourceful, creative, and strategic Business Development Manager to join our team full-time (32–40 hours/week) to manage and execute our business development processes and work with our clients to see their projects come to life. We’re aiming for a start date of June 6, 2018.

You will define and manage our sales process, from cultivating prospective clients and soliciting RFPs, to determining how we select projects to pursue, to drafting proposals and project scopes/budgets with support from other members of the team. You will set and communicate the vision for business development, relationships, and partnerships as part of annual planning, including defining and managing client and partner relationships. You will drive our industry visibility, including strategizing on conference attendance, speaking engagements, memberships and professional associations, sponsorships, and partnerships, and attend and speak at conferences or other events to present our work and expertise.

You will also facilitate the handoff of projects once awarded to our Project Manager and create contracts and agreements for new projects with input from the Creative Director. You will coordinate, plan, and facilitate project kick-off meetings, discovery meetings, and design studio/brainstorming meetings, and participate in ongoing reviews throughout the life of a project by conducting check-ins with clients (at the midpoint and after installation) to gather feedback, identify marketing opportunities, and strengthen relationships. You will report to the Creative Director. This role requires occasional travel for business development and client meetings.

Must-have skills

  • Strong time management skills and ability to manage multiple deadlines simultaneously
  • Strong written and verbal communication with clients, partners, and coworkers
  • Experience and connections in the arts and culture industry, particularly with museums and archives
  • Experience scoping and budgeting projects, writing proposals, and contracting
  • Experience facilitating project meetings, design studios, and brainstorming sessions
  • Relevant past experience in business development, sales, or marketing roles

Nice-to-have skills

  • Excited to grow and develop new skills in design or technology
  • Experience with technology projects and understanding of the museum tech industry
  • Interested in working with a small, close-knit team in an agency environment

Salary negotiable ($65,000–$75,000) and commensurate with experience. Benefits include flexible hours, unlimited paid time off, company paid health/dental insurance, and public transit reimbursement, and snacks. We are offering a relocation stipend for individuals moving to the Philadelphia area up to $3,000 (based on distance from Philadelphia, and contingent on one year of employment).

Click to apply for this position: https://interactive-mechanics-2.forms.fm/business-development-manager
(Posted 4/18)

 

Various positions, The Frick Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh

There are postings for a Museum Experience Associate, Maintenance Crew Member, Grounds Crew Member, and Gallery Attendant posted at the Frick’s website.
(Posted 4/12)

Assistant Director of Interpretation, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia

How You Will Contribute

The Assistant Director of Interpretation, working under the direction of the Kathleen C. Sherrerd Senior Curator of Education, oversees the development and implementation of interpretive strategies and materials relating to the Museum’s permanent collection and special exhibitions. In alignment with the Museum’s new strategic emphasis on “Activating the Collections”  he/she works closely with Museum educators, curators, designers, and the interpretative technology team to create new opportunities for visitors to have meaningful experiences with the collections and special exhibitions, and leads initiatives that will invite and inspire new and previously un-served Museum audiences.  The Assistant Director of Interpretation serves as an art historical resource within the Division of Education and develops new strategies for interpretation aligned with the Museum’s audience development goals and addressing the specific needs and interests of an increasingly diverse Museum audience.

Specifically, you will:

  • In collaboration with the curatorial, design, and exhibition staff, develop and oversee the implementation of interpretive strategies for the presentation of the Museum’s permanent collection and special exhibitions to ensure these are aligned with other institutional objectives such as engaging new and diverse audiences and enhancing the visitor experience.
  • Work collaboratively with the curatorial departments and interpretative technology staff in developing digital interpretive technology tools in a variety of different formats (e.g., audio and multimedia tours, touch screen interactives, video podcasts, etc.) for use both in the galleries and on the Web.
    • Work collaboratively with the Audience Research team and at times, outside consultants, to define more precisely the interpretive interests of the Museum’s traditional visitors and of new audiences that that we would like to engage; evaluate visitor responses to interpretive approaches for the general museumgoer; establish learning outcomes for various interpretive strategies; and determine the effectiveness of these strategies.
    • Remain current with the theory and practice of interpretation in art museums.
    • Participate in conferences, committees, and professional groups nationally and locally which advocate for and investigate interpretation in museums.

Your diverse background includes:

  • M.A. or Ph.D. in Art History with a minimum of 5-7 years of relevant experience as a museum educator or curator in a supervisory capacity
  • Proven experience in and enthusiasm for leading/participating in museum interpretive projects
  • Proven interest and track record in engaging new and diverse Museum audiences
  • Possess a broad knowledge of the fields of museum education and visitor studies
  • Proven track record of active participation in the museum field, developing and maintaining relationships with other museum professionals, and participating in professional activities
  • Experienced in engaging new and traditional audiences with demonstrated  willingness to bring an open and experimental approach to understanding and advocating for new kinds of visitor experiences in museums, and in serving those target constituencies identified in the institutional strategic plan (e.g., diverse audiences, families, young adults)
  • Possess an enthusiasm for collaboration and relationship building among staff and stakeholders, and leadership experience in establishing and assessing interpretive goals and outcomes
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills are essential, as is an ability to work with the various computing tools that the staff is expected to use on a regular basis
  • Proven experience in writing interpretive materials for museums, preferably for multiple audiences
  • Familiarity with the use of new technologies to interpret the permanent collection and special exhibitions and to engage new audiences
Education Level:
Master’s degree required
Please submit your application, including resume and cover letter here.
The Philadelphia Museum of Art’s other employment listings are here.
(Posted 4/12)Building Engineer, The Franklin Institute, Philadelphia

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Maintain building infrastructure to include HVAC systems, boilers, and gas equipment.  Daily routine preventive and corrective maintenance on all building systems.  Handle other building concerns as required. The equipment used in this position are 500-ton chillers, large capacity heating boilers, large capacity hot water system; along with all hand and power tools.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Five years’ experience in building systems operations in a large public or private facility; Class A engineer license or certificate required; knowledge and experience with high voltage electrical panels and distribution systems; knowledge and experience with plumbing systems; knowledge of building fire suppression and alarm systems; ability to perform routine and advanced repairs and maintenance on building equipment using O&M manuals; Understand how to interpret building blueprints. The ability to make repairs to essential HV AC equipment and monitor all heating and cooling systems required.

Full-time, rotating shifts covering all three works shifts

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 4/12)

 

Seasonal Tour Guides, Eastern State Penitentiary and Historic Site, Philadelphia

Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site (ESPHS) seeks outgoing, engaging and creative professionals for the position of Seasonal Tour Guide. Seasonal Tour Guides are part of the team of front line staff who serve as the face of ESPHS.

Tour Guides are responsible for explaining the history and relevance of the penitentiary for a broad audience. ESPHS’s guide-led programming includes hands-on experiences such as unlocking a cell door, leading public and school tours of the property, and staffing locations around the penitentiary to ensure a safe and educational environment for visitors.

Other responsibilities include site maintenance, which entails cleaning exhibits and taking out the trash. Please note that Eastern State Penitentiary is a ruin and working conditions are not always ideal. Tour Guides spend their workday in outdoor conditions.

You are a great fit for this job if you are:

  • Passionate for learning and sharing knowledge with people from a wide range of ages, backgrounds, and interests.
  • A clear, confident, thoughtful, and open public speaker.
  • A natural at leading conversations and making people feel comfortable.
  • Flexible and adapt quickly.
  • Willing to discuss politically and culturally sensitive subject matter (ie: prison, crime, and race) in a way that fosters space for diverse opinions that may differ from your own.
  • Exceptional in providing customer service.
  • Work well on your own, but also enjoy teamwork and collaboration.
  • Willing to work outdoors in all types of weather.
  • Fluent in a language other than English (preferred).
  • Have some knowledge about criminal justice and prisons (preferred).
  • Experienced in working in an educational environment, such as a museum, classroom, tutoring, mentoring, etc. (preferred).

The penitentiary is open every day, year-round from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. For more information please visit easternstate.org

Hourly rate begins at $12.00/hr. After the completion of an evaluation process the pay raises to $13.00/hr. There is also an hour-based incentive for seasonal staff who complete the season in good standing.

About Seasonal Employment at ESPHS:
This position is seasonal, ending on November 30th. Applicants must be available for weekday and weekend shifts (approx. 9:00 am to 5:30 pm); occasional early mornings and evenings required.

To Apply:
Follow the link here to submit your application.

The deadline for applications is April 21 at 5:00 pm. No phone calls, please.

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement:
Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, creed, color, religion, alienage or national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, disability or handicap, sex, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, arrest record or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. Our management team is dedicated to this policy with respect to recruitment, hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, training, compensation, benefits, employee activities and general treatment during employment.
(Posted 4/12)

 

PT Gallery Attendant, National Watch and Clock Museum, Columbia

The Museum Gallery & Security Attendant assists both the Museum and visitors to the Museum in a number of important functions including, but not limited to, public area preparation and general maintenance, exhibit/collections security, arranging and guiding tours, and answering visitor questions.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Monitor visitors while they look and observe the Museum’s displays; answer visitor questions; ensure visitors comply with Museum rules
  • Greet visitors upon arrival and verify tickets and passes; invite visitors to sign a guest book; hand out promotional material
  • Provide guided tours when scheduled
  • Assist in setting up and displaying new exhibits
  • Clean exhibits, patrol rooms and provide security for exhibits
  • Before opening and after closing, gallery attendants’ job duties include preparing the museum for visitors, changing light bulbs, cleaning floors and counters, and display cases
  • Other duties as assigned by Supervisor

Required Knowledge and Skills

  • Have an interest in history and technology
  • Gallery attendants should have an enjoyment and enthusiasm for meeting and talking to people
  • Gallery attendants’ duties include answering questions, so gaining background knowledge about objects and specific exhibits is helpful
  • Gallery attendants must be prepared to walk, stand and remain focused for long periods and to approach visitors diplomatically when they violate museum rules
  • Good communication skills and an outgoing personality
  • Willingness to undertake independent reading and research of museum related material a plus.
  • Gallery attendants are required to go through a formal training process, to learn about exhibits and objects, on-the-job training or a combination of both
  • Attend Museum Guide training sessions under NAWCC Director of Education
  • Ability to lift items of 25 pounds or more
  • Requires working rotating weekends and occasional holidays
  • May require some evening hours for special events
  • Applicants may be required to pass a drug test and criminal background check

Interested applicants should contact the NAWCC Museum Curator at kjovinelli@nawcc.org
(Posted 4/12)

 

Vice President, Technology, Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh

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

We are currently seeking a Vice President of Technology to join our dynamic organization. As a member of the organization’s senior leadership team, the Vice President of Technology provides strategic leadership for technology operations, data/content management, digital delivery channels, and applications support for Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh’s four museums—Carnegie Museum of Art, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Carnegie Science Center, and The Andy Warhol Museum—as well as central service functions. Working closely with the staff from the museums and other central departments, the VP develops a cohesive vision for and directs the development and implementation of innovative, holistic, and sustainable technology solutions to achieve the museums’ and the overall organization’s missions and improve cost effectiveness and service quality. The department currently services approximately 650 users and several thousand network devices and provides platforms for engaging 1 million onsite visitors, 2.3 million unique visitors to the museums’ websites, and 600,000 users of their mobile offerings annually.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelor’s degree in computer science or business administration is required; a master’s degree in one of these fields is preferred. The candidate must have 15 years of work experience in a high user-engagement industry, ideally in a museum or similar environment. A minimum of five years of demonstrated experience effectively managing the delivery of information systems solutions and IT operations is required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: The candidate must be a strong innovator and superior project manager; have excellent interpersonal, communication, and problem-solving abilities; and be able to motivate staff and thrive in a diverse, team- and service-oriented environment. An appreciation of the values of a mission-driven culture is essential. Specific required skills/expertise include:

· Experience in strategic planning, architecture, systems development, and execution

  • Ability to negotiate, set, and manage priorities across components
  • Experience creating an entrepreneurial and creative environment that fosters creativity and innovation.
  • Experience with systems design and development from requirements analysis through to day-to-day management.
  • Proven experience in IT planning, organization, and development
  • Good understanding of computer systems characteristics, features, and integration capabilities
  • Substantial exposure to data processing, hardware platforms, enterprise software applications, digital distribution channels, and outsourced systems and providers.
  • Track record of implementing hybrid cloud business and operational solutions.
  • Experience utilizing third-party developers and vendors to deliver product and services
  • Expertise in establishing and driving digital delivery strategies and entertainment/technology prototyping and delivery systems
  • Experience managing database and content management systems
  • Knowledge of e-Commerce strategies
  • Excellent understanding of project management principles and knowledge of business theory, business processes, management, budgeting, and business office operations
  • Understanding of applicable laws and regulations relating to ITPHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The position requires close contact with computer monitors for extensive periods of time.Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh is interested in candidates who, through their experience and collaborations, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the Carnegie Museums community.The following PA Act 153 clearances, or proof of application of clearances, are required prior to beginning employment and as a condition of continued employment:
    • Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance
    • Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check
    • FBI Fingerprint Criminal Background CheckObtaining the required clearances is part of the orientation process. However, if you would like more information, please visit http://keepkidssafe.pa.gov/clearances/index.htm

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

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

Returning applicants should log in using the previously created account.

Carnegie Museums is an EEO-1 Affirmative Action Employer-M/F/Veteran/Disability
(Posted 4/5)

 

Manager, Travel Program and Advancement, Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh

Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh’s Advancement and Engagement office seeks a Manager, Travel Program and Advancement to execute luxury curated trips and coordinate logistics for travelers, as well as provide support for major gift fundraising. Responsibilities of the position include managing domestic and international trips, overseeing writing, editing, and production of all external communications, managing budgets and extensive project management, and collaborating on engagement strategy.

Education and Experience:
A bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience required. Prefer 3 years of experience in related professional area and some experience working with high-level donors. Must have strong attention to detail, highly developed customer relations attitude and competencies, strong organization and project management skills, ability to anticipate needs, meet deadlines, and cope with pressure at peak times, and be creative and enthusiastic. Should be able to thrive in a fast-paced non-profit environment with a positive and optimistic attitude. No travel is required but must be flexible with hours.

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

The following PA Act 153 clearances, or proof of application of clearances, are required prior to beginning employment and as a condition of continued employment:
• Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance
• Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check
• FBI Fingerprint Criminal Background Check

Obtaining the required clearances is part of the orientation process. However, if you would like more information, please visit http://keepkidssafe.pa.gov/clearances/index.htm

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

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

Returning applicants should log in using the previously created account.

Carnegie Museums is an EEO-1 Affirmative Action Employer-M/F/Veteran/Disability
(Posted 4/5)

 

 

Operations Coordinator, Carnegie Science Center, Pittsburgh

Recipient of the 2003 National Award for Museum Service, Carnegie Science Center inspires, educates and delights by connecting science and technology with everyday life. In addition to providing valuable scientific experiences, Carnegie Science Center engages in outreach programs that serve Pittsburgh’s diverse community. The Science Center is located on Pittsburgh’s North Shore along the banks of the Ohio River and is accessible to persons with disabilities

Carnegie Science Center seeks an enthusiastic, creative individual for the Operations Coordinator Position. The position plays a lead role in overseeing the day to day operations of the museum with a focus on cultivating a positive museum experience for all. Work with other members of the Visitor Services and Operations Team to identify barriers to a positive experience, manage the staff recognition program, and serve as a leader in providing a high level of customer service for staff and visitors.

Successful candidate will have a supervisory background in a customer-serving field. Experience overseeing volunteers a plus. Ability and eagerness to work in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment is a must. Attention to detail, exceptional communication and computer skills, an ability to work on your feet and showing initiative will be required.

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

The following PA Act 153 clearances, or proof of application of clearances, are required prior to beginning employment and as a condition of continued employment:
• Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance
• Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check
• FBI Fingerprint Criminal Background Check

Obtaining the required clearances is part of the orientation process. However, if you would like more information, please visit http://keepkidssafe.pa.gov/clearances/index.htm

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

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

Returning applicants should log in using the previously created account.

Carnegie Museums is an EEO-1 Affirmative Action Employer-M/F/Veteran/Disability
(Posted 4/5)

 

PT Submarine Program Presenter, Carnegie Science Center, Pittsburgh

Ahoy! USS Requin submarine at Carnegie Science Center is seeking outgoing individuals to join our crew of presenters – sharing accounts of how the crew used their expertise, humor and sheer ingenuity to carve out a rough and adventurous life during USS Requin’s (SS 481) lengthy defense and scientific missions. You will be presenting the social history, technological history and science of the submarine.

REQUIREMENTS: A passion for general history, science & technology is preferred, naval or military experience is not required. Outstanding communication skills and the ability to engage and enlighten groups of visitors of all ages, and interests.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: This position requires the physical ability to use stairs, walk the length of the vessel, crouch, reach, and bend in order to navigate very tight quarters.

AVAILABILITY: Weekday and weekend hours. Occasional holidays.

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

The following PA Act 153 clearances, or proof of application of clearances, are required prior to beginning employment and as a condition of continued employment:
• Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance
• Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check
• FBI Fingerprint Criminal Background Check

Obtaining the required clearances is part of the orientation process. However, if you would like more information, please visit http://keepkidssafe.pa.gov/clearances/index.htm
TO APPLY:
All applications must be submitted through the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh Job Opportunities Web Site at www.carnegiemuseums.org/opportunities.  Please include a cover letter stating why you are interested in joining the submarine presenter crew!

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 4/5)

 

Manager, Database Systems and Development Services, Please Touch Museum, Philadelphia

How would you like to work for a nonprofit organization that strongly believes in a culture of learning and collaboration? How would you like to be part of Management team of the most beloved children’s museum in Philadelphia? Now is your chance to be part of a nonprofit organization that changes a child’s life as they discover the power of learning through play.  Please Touch Museum seeks an experienced, energetic, and dynamic Manager Database Systems & Development Services that leads management of PTM data systems throughout the Museum. Responsible for Altru database as it relates to CRM, Fundraising, Membership, Events, Revenue Financial reconciliation and Reporting. Serves as manager/leader for all departments who utilize databases. This position is responsible for compiling the museum’s financial and non-financial data, identifying economic and business trends.

Other development responsibilities include but are not limited to: Managing all prospect and donor information; entering new constituents and gift records; updating existing records; and performing database clean up and fundraising analysis on an ongoing basis; ensure integrity of the donor and membership database; serve as primary technical resource for Development Department staff to provide day to day database support; oversee data-related component of mailings, mass emails and complex mail merges for in-house mailings; manage special projects, including procuring new prospect lists, and inputting/importing data from donor/member events into database and conduct prospect research; handles all ticket and/or membership donations/giveaways – coding, tracking; distribute monthly, quarterly and annual attendance reports; Identify trends and developments in competitive environments.

Process development department check requests, purchase orders, and petty cash receipts; lead gift processing by maintaining pledge records and acknowledgment systems for all contributions to include regular pledge, acknowledgement and gift reports; and prepare FYE reporting and analysis; weekly, monthly and quarterly reconciliation and prepare monthly fundraising/membership reports to be used for analysis, projections and/or presentations

Museum wide database responsibilities: collaborating with cross-functional teams to handle troubleshooting issues, internally and externally;  work with the IT department on hardware and software regulations for all database system needs; drives the implementation of database strategies and assume overall responsibilities for the health of the database; complies all data and prepares standardize reports and well as requests for customized designs database queries and compile data for research projects; organizes and tracks all surveys conducted by PTM for membership, programs, marketing, development departments; complies all data and prepares reports training for all staff, including Development,  related to database organization programs; develops regular training programs related to database systems; ensures staff are properly resourced to utilize systems. Onboard new staff who will use the data systems; manage all software subscriptions and stay current on all system updates; utilizes various computer financial information systems in the preparation of evaluation and reports relating to assigned departments.

Minimum Requirements: Bachelor’s degree required, with an emphasis on Accounting, Business Administration, Economics, Statistics, Finance or a related field; 5 years of experience in analyzing and/or managing data; working with database system and able to implement training programs related to database system; preference for experience with donor or fundraising databases; understanding and implement database information; proven strong analysis and reasoning skills; examines data to grasp issues, draw conclusions, and solve problems; able to break down complex information into component parts, sort and group data and sees themes in related information; demonstrated ability to prioritize workload and manage deadlines; works effectively on projects that cross functional lines; ensures accuracy in documentation and data; carefully monitors processes and establishes high standards despite pressing deadlines; diligently attends to details and pursues quality in accomplishing tasks; keeps current on fiscal procedures, principles and standards, etc to ensure that all data is properly calculated and reported; maintains confidentiality of data including donor and financial data; strong analytic thinking skills; ability to analyze donor prospect research information; ability to work in multi-disciplinary teams; exceptional interpersonal and oral communication skills.

Education Level:

Bachelor’s degree required

To be honest; PTM is not for everyone. If you dislike a fun educational environment and a collaborative workforce, then PTM is probably not for you. If you do like an excellent time off package and competitive salary, please apply.  To apply for this opportunity, please mail your cover letter, accomplishments and resume to: Sr. Director 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 4/5)

Director, Moravian Historical Society, Nazareth

Responsible to:
Moravian Historical Society

Board of Managers

Who we are:
Established in 1857, the Moravian Historical Society is the third oldest historical society in Pennsylvania. Our mission is to present the story of
the Moravians and their contributions to American art, history, and culture. We maintain a museum collection pertaining to four centuries of
Moravian history worldwide while hosting a full calendar of public programming for all ages, interests, and ability levels. We are a dynamic

organization of devoted staff, members, and volunteers.

Function:
Responsible for supervising organizational operations and planning, coordinating, and promoting Society programming in order to further the
Society’s mission, vision, and values as specified by the Board of Managers.
Responsibilities:
Increase membership on the Board of Managers and on Society committees
Increase public visibility of the Society, both in the Lehigh Valley and nationally
Increase the vitality of the Society
Collaborate with the Board and supervise employees to execute the Board’s long-term plans and goals (including satisfying the fiscal needs associated with a capital campaign)
Work with the Board of Managers to develop contemporary mission and vision statements
Superintend all operations of the museum, tours, gift shop, special events, curatorial, and research facilities
Communicate effectively with the Board, staff members, committees, Society members, and volunteers
Research, submit, and manage grant applications and reports
Maintain, expand, and cultivate relationships with all appropriate funding sources
Implement all marketing strategies through print, social media, ConstantContact, regional TV and radio
Oversee Society finances and investments, including the creation of an annual budget
Develop and implement strategies to increase income, member recruitment, donor cultivation, and event attendance in order to further the Society’s
mission-based programming
Serve as an advocate of the Society in a variety of political, social, and business forums
Partner with regional museums, historical societies, fellow non-profits, local and regional entities, as well as political and economic agencies to
further the Society’s mission and goals

Perform other duties as assigned by the Board of Managers

Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree with 5 years of relevant experience (Master’s degree in related field and knowledge of Moravian and regional history are
desired.)
Knowledge of standard museum and non-profit practices
Strong communication skills, both oral and written
Attention to detail and strong organizational skills
Ability to work independently and within the existing organization
Ability to interact extensively with the public, staff members, Society members, and volunteers
Ability to maintain a high degree of discretion with respect to confidential and sensitive issues
Proficiency in standard office software, including Microsoft Office Suite

Ability to traverse three floors of the museum while transporting exhibits and museum objects

Salary:

Remuneration package begins at $40K, commensurate with experience.

To apply:
Submit cover letter and resume addressed to Selection Committee at 214 East Center Street, Nazareth, PA 18064 or email to sk08@lehigh.edu.
(Posted 3/29)
PT Educator, Grumblethorpe Historic House and Garden, Philadelphia Society for the Preservation of Landmarks, Philadelphia

Philadelphia Society for the Preservation of Landmarks is seeking an occasional part time educator for Grumblethorpe Historic House and Garden. We are located in the Germantown section of Philadelphia. Grumblethorpe has provided an education program for local schools for over 25 years. The education program follows the scientific interests and history of the Wister family and provides classes three times per year, per school, per grade. We work both on-site and in the school classroom. Currently our program serves grades pre-k through 8. Pay rate is hourly and contractual.

Responsibilities:

* co-teaching lessons on specified grade topics during the school year;

* assisting with curriculum development;

* interpreting curriculum according to the needs of the group;

* working with different abilities and ages of children;

* setting up and breaking down of supplies and materials;

* participating in twice yearly training and debriefing sessions with the goal of improving the curriculum.

Qualifications:

* work cooperatively as part of a team with a can-do attitude;

* bachelor’s degree preferred but will consider candidates enrolled in a college degree program;

* ability to work outdoors for part of the year and stand for long periods of time;

* can handle minimal electronic communications such as email and texting;

* criminal background check, PA child abuse clearance, FBI clearance and mandated reporter training certificate.  These can be obtained after employment but before taking on educator responsibilities;

* enjoy working with children and adults from a variety of backgrounds;

* ability to remain calm and professional working with a range of group sizes;

* previous positive experience working with children a plus.

Education Level:

Bachelor’s degree preferred but will consider candidates enrolled in a college degree program

Please send your resume, cover letter and three references (2 professional & 1 personal) who can speak to your qualifications. Email these to education@philalandmarks.org.
(Posted 3/27)
PT/Temporary Lead Teaching Artist, Eastern State Penitentiary and Historic Site, Philadelphia

The Project:

Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site (“ESPHS”) is developing a new pro ject: Hid den Lives, Illuminated. It will offer a rare look into daily life inside America’s correctional system through newly commissioned,animated short films, created by artists living or working inside prisons. These films will be projected onto the penitentiary’s dramatic, 30-foot facade for one month in the fallof 2019, accompanied by a soundtrack that viewers can download to their smartphones. Concurrent programs hosted by community ambassadors will foster public conversation around social
and criminal justice issues. A short documentary about the creation of the films will later be on view forfuture ESPHS visitors.

Hidden Lives, Illuminated is part of the ESPHS’s new strategic vision for the historic site. Major fundingfor Hidden Lives has been provided by the Pew Center for Arts and Heritage.

Job Description:
The Lead Teaching Artist (LTA) will work closely with ESPHS staff to create and oversee a 10-month curriculum for incarcerated artists in both a men’s and women’s prison. The curriculum will includestorytelling, screen writing, sound design and animation. The LTA will help identify specialists to act as teaching artists in these disciplines, and will accompany them during classes inside the prisons. The incarcerated artists will produce short animated films over the course of the program. Working with ESPHS staff, the LTA will explore other animated films on subjects surrounding law
enforcement, the criminal legal system and incarceration for possible inclusion in the presentations. This employment opportunity is a temporary, part-time position. The LTA will report to Eastern State’s Senior Vice President and Director of Interpretation Sean Kelley. The LTA will also work closely with Director of Education Lauren Zalut and Manager of Research and Public Programming Annie Anderson.

Responsibilities:
• Overall project management for commissioning and creating the animated films over the course
of one year: June 2018 to June 2019.
• Design and write curriculum for a class that will result in completed films at the end of the
course, in close partnership with ESPHS staff and other advisors.
• Provide continuity with incarcerated artists throughout the creative process, bridging the many
steps from conception to completion of the animated films. The LTA will attend all classes with
incarcerated artists.
• Prepare course materials. Purchase art supplies and other materials as necessary for class.
• Identify, hire and coordinate teaching artists and specialists in storytelling, screenwriting, sound
design and animation to teach incarcerated artists.
• Interface with Departments of Corrections, securing access to facilities for outside teaching
specialists, securing approvals for artists’ materials, and other seeking permissions as necessary.
• Maintain strict records, including correctional institution gate clearances, class attendance,
payroll hours, transportation expenses and periodic progress reports.
• Support ESPHS staff in other aspects of the project administration, as required.

Requirements

• Knowledge of art making techniques. Experience working with artists. Knowledge of
filmmaking and/or animation strongly preferred. Personal artistic practice (in any discipline)
preferred.
• Experience working in educational environments, with teaching and managing a classroom
preferred. Ability to organize, instruct and motivate individuals and groups. Ability to maintain
effective working relationships with participants, associates and general public.
• Access to reliable automobile transportation.
• Desire to work with incarcerated people. Experience with the criminal justice system or lived
experience with incarceration preferred.
• Superior organizational and project management skills. Detail oriented. Ability to troubleshoot
and solve problems.
• Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
• Ability to work independently. Willingness to work collaboratively and in partnership with
program managers, teaching specialists and artists. Flexibility and adaptability.

Rate:
$25/ hour. Employee will work an average of three days per week from June 2018 to June 2019. Health
benefits are not included with this position.

To Apply
Please provide cover letter with resume and references by Wednesday, April 25, 2018 to
projection@easternstate.org

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement:
Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate
on the basis of actual or perceived race, creed, color, religion, alienage or national origin, ancestry,
citizenship status, age, disability or handicap, sex, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation,
gender identity, gender expression, arrest record or any other characteristic protected by applicable
federal, state or local laws. Our management team is dedicated to this policy with respect to
recruitment, hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, training, compensation, benefits, employee
activities and general treatment during employment.
(Posted 3/27)

 

Executive Director, Main Line Arts Center, Haverford

Main Line Art Center seeks a visible and open-minded leader who will directly engage with students, teaching artists and staff to further the mission and vision of the Art Center and bring renewed vitality to its educational programming and exhibitions. The Executive Director will be an experienced arts administrator with a demonstrated passion for the arts and strong connections, both regionally and nationally, to the arts and culture community. This person will be a relationship building expert who excels in active listening, has an inquisitive nature, and brings a track record of implementing successful strategic initiatives and fundraising tactics.

Reports To:

Main Line Art Center Board of Directors

  • Board of Directors and Board Committees

Direct Reports:

  • Director of Finance & Operations
  • Director of Education
  • Director of Communications
  • Curator of Exhibitions
  • Development Coordinator

Key Relationships:

  • Board of Trustees and Board Committees
  • Teaching Artists and students
  • Individual donors, corporations, foundations and other stakeholders
  • State and local government officials
  • Leaders of regional and national peer institutions and arts organizations

Experience & Qualifications

  • 7+ years in a senior leadership position at a not-for-profit organization, preferably one involving the arts
  • Demonstrated experience developing and managing a $1million+ budget.
  • Master’s degree in Arts Administration or related field.
  • Experienced non-profit administrator with a track record of growing enrollment in an educational or cultural organization.
  • Successful fundraiser with a demonstrated, proven track record.
  • Ability to build relationships and leverage networks so as to bolster the fundraising capabilities of Main Line Art Center.
  • Conversant with basic business practices sufficient for effective supervision of staff.
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in working closely with a Board of Directors and willingness to cultivate relationships with existing and potential board members.
  • Strong commitment to the arts as demonstrated by involvement with and connections to regional and/or national arts organizations.

Principal Duties & Responsibilities

  • Oversee the administration of, and grow enrollment in, educational programs addressing the needs of children and adults of all ages and abilities.
  • Act as Main Line Art Center’s principal executive, ambassador and advocate.
  • Oversee the Art Center’s day-to-day operations.
  • Identify, hire, manage and nurture a committed and effective staff.
  • Demonstrate commitment to the arts through regional and/or national involvement.
  • Oversee exhibitions that deepen connections to our internal and external communities and foster interest in the arts.
  • Foster and support an internal culture that maintains the highest levels of customer service, visitor experience, and fiscal, operational and organizational integrity.
  • Meet and exceed fundraising goals established by the Board.
  • Connect with the internal and external communities regarding community needs from the Art Center and network to bring the community into the center.
  • Lead the Art Center through an inclusive strategic planning process, working with the Board, staff, and community stakeholders to promote a clear vision for programming, financial growth, and partnership opportunities.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with partner organizations.
  • Ensure that all Art Center communications reflect the Art Center’s mission and vision.
  • Ensure continued compliance with all federal, state, and local requirements necessary to the Art Center’s status as a 501(c)(3) organization.

Traits & Characteristics

Leadership:

  • Strategic thinker focused on the future of the arts
  • Open and receptive to the ideas of others with the ability to work collaboratively
  • Unwavering commitment to quality programs and evidence based program design

Values:

  • Commitment to mission and community
  • Eagerness to empower and support all stakeholders
  • Passionate about art education

Benefits:

Compensation determined by mutual agreement. Benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance; 401(k) retirement plan; long-term disability coverage and paid time off.

Other:

Main Line Art Center is an equal opportunity employer and considers all candidates for employment regardless of race, color, religious affiliation or lack thereof, gender, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, political affiliation or parental status.

How to apply:

Please email your resume/CV and cover letter as a PDF attachment, with subject line “Executive Director,” to Wendy at edsearch@mainlineart.org by April 30, 2018. No phone calls please. Only those applicants who apply via email will be considered.
(Posted 3/26)

 

Curator, Johnstown Area Heritage Association, Johnstown

See organization web site at www.jaha.org

Qualifications: Any combination of training and experience that is likely to provide the required knowledge and abilities will be considered. A typical background would be: Bachelor’s degree in history or public history; advanced degree in public history or museum studies; previous experience in the operation of a museum or archive; excellent written and verbal communications; knowledge of the principles and practices of collections management and preservation; knowledge of database software; knowledge of fundraising for cultural projects; research skills.

Curator Job Duties

  • Develop maintain the institution’s registration, cataloging, and recordkeeping systems using computer databases.
  • Conduct tours and organize workshops.
  • Assist public and academic researchers.
  • Write grant proposals to receive funding for curatorial and exhibition programs.
  • Build partnerships that enhance community engagement.
  • Conceptualize, research and plan museum exhibitions.
  • Effectively engage the public through written and verbal communication.

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

The position is currently vacant and will be filled at the earliest opportunity.

Send resume and letter of interest to:

Richard Burkert
Johnstown Area Heritage Association
PO Box 1889
Johnstown, PA 15907
rburkert@jaha.org

For more information on the Johnstown Area Heritage Association, please visit www.jaha.org
(Posted 3/23)

 

Specialist, Communications, Eastern State Penitentiary and Historic Site, Philadelphia

Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site is currently accepting applications for the position of Specialist, Communications.

Job Summary:
The full-time Specialist, Communications assists the marketing department in communicating the activities of the historic site, namely its membership program, fundraising efforts, daytime prison tours, and annual Halloween fundraiser, Terror Behind the Walls. This position reports to the Director of Marketing and Communications, and serves as a liaison to the development department.

Responsibilities:

Institutional Advancement Communications

  • Writes routine membership status emails as well as ESP Insider (members- only events) emails, working collaboratively with the Advancement department on content and with the Marketing department on branding and scheduling.
  • Develops email campaigns for fundraising efforts, working collaboratively with the Advancement and Marketing departments on content, styling, scheduling, and approvals.
  • Develops social media content promoting the organization’s membership program, individual giving opportunities, and institutional funders. Ensures consistent messaging, brand identity, and style guidelines, as well as proper spelling and grammar. Works collaboratively with the Advancement department on content and with the Marketing department on scheduling.
  • Submits member and donor events to online calendar listings where appropriate. Submits event photos to the media as assigned.
  • Communicates with local agencies to promote 191FREE0, a free neighborhood admission program.
  • Writes follow-up emails to 191FREE0 and other event attendees, working collaboratively with multiple departments on content and proper approvals.
  • Compiles marketing data, such as social media metrics, press highlights, attendance stats, and visitor feedback data, for grant proposals and reports.
  • Complete due diligence to ensure proper crediting for funders in all marketing materials

Public Programming Communications

  • Drafts monthly e-newsletter and monthly lecture series announcements, working collaboratively with multiple departments on content creation and proper approvals.
  • Drafts communications promoting public and private events, working collaboratively with multiple departments on content creation and proper approvals.
  • Submits public programming events and Terror Behind the Walls to online calendar listings.
  • Peer reviews social media content for Specialist, Marketing and Public Relations. Ensures consistent messaging, brand identity, and style guidelines, as well as proper spelling and grammar.
  • Maintains marketing contacts database and mailing lists across various systems, including Raiser’s Edge, Constant Contact, and others. Updates records as necessary and ensures accuracy of all information.
  • Synthesizes data from visitor surveys into final reports.

Media Relations

  • After gaining appropriate approvals, write and distribute press releases, elevating non-standard or high-risk questions to the Director.
  • Crafts and delivers dedicated pitches to key members of the media.
  • Monitors press clippings and maintains database of clips. Reports noteworthy findings to staff where appropriate.

Administrative

  • Participates in short-term marketing planning meetings.
  • Occasionally responds to visitor questions in person, on the phone, and on various electronic channels.
  • Assists with marketing, media, and other office mailings.
  • Runs errands and other general tasks as assigned.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:
Bachelor’s Degree in marketing, communications, development, or related field required. Some professional marketing, communications, or development experience preferred (1-2 years experience). Exemplary writing skills are a MUST. Must be highly organized, flexible, collaborative, a fast-learner, and able to focus and multitask in a diverse, fast-paced work environment.

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement:
Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, creed, color, religion, alienage or national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, disability or handicap, sex, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, arrest record or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. Our management team is dedicated to this policy with respect to recruitment, hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, training, compensation, benefits, employee activities and general treatment during employment.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to marketing@easternstate.org no later than Monday, April 16. Cover letter should incorporate answers to the following questions:

  • Why do you want to work at Eastern State Penitentiary?
  • What do you hope to gain from this experience?
  • What makes you a strong candidate for this position?

NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE.
(Posted 3/22)

 

Exhibits Maintenance Technicians, Carnegie Science Center, Pittsburgh

Do you like to get your hands dirty? Do you like robots, aquariums, ball launchers, trains and rockets? Carnegie Science Center is seeking motivated, experienced, inquisitive and flexible applicants for full-time roles on their Exhibit Technician Team.

Techs are responsible for performing a variety of tasks, including gallery turn-on, troubleshooting, repair, maintenance, etc.

We prefer technical school graduates with one to three years experience in the following fields: electronic/electrical repair / troubleshooting, mechanics, computers, audio/video equipment. Experience with model trains is a plus!

We value experience and demonstrated capability over paper qualifications, and so encourage ‘unconventional’ applicants to apply, if they feel this is a job they will find rewarding, and in a way that contributes to the quality of the Carnegie Science Center experience for our guests. Schedules vary, and include evening and weekend work as needed.

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

The following PA Act 153 clearances, or proof of application of clearances, are required prior to beginning employment and as a condition of continued employment:
• Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance
• Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check
• FBI Fingerprint Criminal Background Check

Obtaining the required clearances is part of the orientation process. However, if you would like more information, please visit http://keepkidssafe.pa.gov/clearances/index.htm

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

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

Returning applicants should log in using the previously created account.
Carnegie Museums is an EEO-1 Affirmative Action Employer-M/F/Veteran/Disability
(Posted 3/22)

 

Manager, Museum Advancement, Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh

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

Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh seeks Manager, Museum Advancement for Carnegie Museum of Art & Carnegie Museum of Natural History. Responsibilities of the position include:

  • project and budget management,
  • event planning, and
  • coordination of a variety of activities with donors including volunteer committees, solicitations and donor correspondence.

 

A bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience required. Three years of experience in related professional area and some supervisory experience preferred. Must have excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.

Position requires initiative; strong attention to detail; discretion in handling confidential information; and the ability to manage time. Familiarity with CRMs and Pittsburgh funding community a plus.

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

The following PA Act 153 clearances, or proof of application of clearances, are required prior to beginning employment and as a condition of continued employment:
• Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance
• Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check
• FBI Fingerprint Criminal Background Check

Obtaining the required clearances is part of the orientation process. However, if you would like more information, please visit http://keepkidssafe.pa.gov/clearances/index.htm

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

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

Returning applicants should log in using the previously created account.

Carnegie Museums is an EEO-1 Affirmative Action Employer-M/F/Veteran/Disability
(Posted 3/22)

 

Grants Associate, Brandywine Conservancy and Museum of Art, Chadds Ford

REPORTS TO: Associate Director of Foundations and Government Relations

PRIMARY FUNCTION: The Grants Associate will implement the Museum’s foundation and government grants strategy for annual operations, educational programs, exhibitions, strategic initiatives and capital projects. The Grants Associate will be responsible for raising significant contributed revenue through grant funding from private, government, community and family foundations.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  1. Manage and steward the existing portfolio of foundation and government grants
  2. Proactively research and secure new funding streams for Museum projects
  3. Prepare letters of inquiry, grant applications, reports and attachments, proposals, stewardship reports, and other related grant correspondence
  4. Assist the Associate Director of Foundation and Government Relations with the overall management of the grants program to ensure timely submission of all grants and proposals; including deadline tracking, project management, and constituent follow-up.
  5. Work collaboratively with Museum colleagues to identify funding needs and assist in matching existing organizational priorities with potential grant opportunities
  6. Assist the Development team with other duties as needed or assigned

Interested applicants must submit the following by April 20, 2018:

  • Cover letter and resume
  • Three professional references
  • Three writing samples
  • Salary requirements

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Bachelor’s degree with Arts, Art History, or English major preferred
  2. At least 2 – 4 years successful fundraising experience in an arts or education setting with grant writing and organizational giving experience strongly preferred
  3. Knowledge of basic fundraising techniques and strategies and of research techniques for fundraising prospect research
  4. Experience with grant and project budget development and monitoring
  5. Exceptional writing ability and excellent communication and organizational skills
  6. Experience working in a fast-paced, results-oriented environment
  7. Flexibility in meeting shifting demands and priorities
  8. Knowledge of the Museum foundation and government philanthropy landscape is strongly preferred
  9. Personally accountable for expectations, timelines, and outcomes
  10. Collaborative participant within a team environment
  11. Strong initiative and self-motivation
  12. Dedication to and enthusiasm for the mission of the Brandywine River Museum of Art and ability to instill that passion in donors and prospects
  13. Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs is required; familiarity with Raiser’s Edge, Altru, or some other constituent relationship database is preferred

Please send your completed application to cscholz@brandywine.org
(Posted 3/22)

 

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