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Visitor Services Supervisor, The State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg

THE POSITION

Do you enjoy working with the public in a dynamic and engaging work environment? Join The State Museum of Pennsylvania’s team in downtown Harrisburg and help provide excellent customer service to audiences of all ages.

DESCRIPTION OF WORK

The Visitor Services Supervisor is a member of the Education & Outreach team, directly supervising the daily operations of the front desk, groups, and facility use. The position reports to and receives general direction from the Chief of Education & Outreach.

This position supports the Education & Outreach division in the creation, planning, and implementation of policies relating to all aspects of the visitor experience. The Visitor Services Supervisor directly manages front desk staff by providing direction, setting goals, and making decisions relating to front-line ticketing and information operations, cash management, and staffing.

Use this link to see application materials.

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/pabureau/jobs/2237329/custodial-guide-supervisor-visitor-services-supervisor?keywords=custodial&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

Job Closes 11/1/2018
(Posted 10/15)

 

 

Chief Financial Officer, Please Touch Museum, Philadelphia

Please Touch Museum (the Children’s Museum of Philadelphia) is a non-profit, with an $9 million operating budget, seeks a Chief Financial Officer (CFO) reporting to the President and CEO and working closely with the Board of Trustees and the finance committee of the board. The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) provides the leadership, management and strategic vision necessary to ensure that the Museum has strong operational controls and administrative and reporting procedures in place to effectively grow the Museum and to ensure financial strength and operating efficiency. The CFO oversees all reporting and matters related to compliance and required regulatory filings.

As a member of the executive team, the CFO has a critical role in partnering with the senior leadership team in strategic decision-making and operations as the Museum continues to enhance its quality programing and build capacity. The position leads an internal team to support the areas of: Finance, IT and Systems and Operations, as well as Legal and PTM’s core vendors including the Museum’s catering partner and outsourced store management firm.

The CFO is responsible for the following, but not limited to: develop realistic and achievable cash flow projections and a reporting mechanism which identifies a minimum cash threshold to meet operating needs; determine the needs for and assess the viability of internal and/or external sourcing of materials and services related to telecommunications and data systems, building maintenance and construction management, mailroom management and operations with a specific focus on cost efficiencies; negotiates and maintains contracts with utility, insurance and other providers; provide day-to-day leadership and management to a large support staff including finance, facilities, security and information technology systems; recruits, trains and retains highly skilled and well qualified, diverse staff; directs all of the Museum’s administrative functions (Information Technology, Facilities & Finance) in accordance with Museum standards, regulatory agencies, strategic plan objectives and internal policies; manage relationships with Contract Caterer and Production Services vendors; and handle all legal, insurance and other administrative matters while dealing with outside legal counsel and insurance brokers and companies.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or Economics from an accredited school; advance degree in relevant field preferred; An experienced financial executive with appropriate experience, preferably in the arts & culture field. 8 plus years’ experience establishing and maintaining budgets; experience with management accounting, board presentations, budgeting, forecasting and cash-flow management required; strong analytical thinking skills; ability to analyze both financial and non-financial data in order to support strategic operations and planning; experience with management accounting, board presentations, budgeting, forecasting and cash-flow management; strong results orientation with ability to focus on important issues and demonstrated drive to exceed performance targets; ability to think strategically, taking the long-term view, evaluating alignment, identifying opportunities, and taking into account the wider operating environment; proven project management experience that includes complex planning, integration of people and resources, managing risk and planning for contingencies; ability to manage multiple complex priorities within demanding timeframes; ability to lead people, building a cohesive team, coaching and developing staff; empowering managers to own their functional areas; strong oral communication and presentation skills; strong relationship building skills with an ability to prioritize, negotiate, and work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders; experienced leader who has been a member of an executive management team, demonstrating excellent accountability, leadership, communication, mentoring, empowerment and resource management skills; proven ability to make effective and persuasive presentations; proven ability to plan, develop and coordinate multiple projects to meet business goals; must demonstrate strong interpersonal skills, maturity and good judgment and be capable of communicating with a diverse range of individuals; ability to put together a metrics plan to incorporate into a finance plan to achieve budgeted goals for the fiscal year; and understanding of best practices in the fields of Finance & Administration.

Please Touch Museum offers an excellent work environment with emphasis on play, a comprehensive benefit package, and competitive salary.  To apply for this opportunity, please mail your cover letter including your accomplishments, resume and salary requirements to: CHRO, 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; cellphone:  215-620-8589 EOE
(Posted 10/15)

Project Curatorial Assistant, Hillman Photography Initiative, 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 Hillman Photography Initiative connects Carnegie Museum of Art with audiences to exchange new ideas about photography. By collaborating with individuals in and beyond Carnegie Museum of Art, the Initiative provides opportunities to experience innovative photography onsite and online. With the Curator of Photography, the PROJECT CURATORIAL ASSISTANT, HILLMAN PHOTOGRAPHY INITIATIVE helps with planning and implementation of the third cycle of the Hillman Photography Initiative. S/he coordinates program activities and works with relevant museum departments to ensure their effective and timely implementation. Programs for this cycle will revolve around a single theme or question and include an art commission, a convening, and a publication. The Project Curatorial Assistant may contribute to the visibility of these programs through social media efforts and website content. S/he is responsible for all administrative aspects of the Initiative, including but not limited to organizing meetings; scheduling; logistics; financial administration; liaising with external facilitators; and recordkeeping.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field (Master’s preferred), along with at least three years of work experience, including familiarity with the development and implementation of programs (e.g., art commissions, educational programs and symposia, and publications) within a museum or comparable organization. Project management experience is a plus.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: The Project Curatorial Assistant must be knowledgeable about the history, practice, and evolution of photography in a broad context, as well as current trends in the field, especially as they relate to museums. S/he must have strong research and analytical skills; be able to work with individuals from different backgrounds and levels of experience; and be well-organized, intellectually curious, and versatile enough to work both independently and as part of a team. S/he must have the ability to initiate complex tasks and see them through to timely completion. Outstanding written and oral communication skills are essential. The candidate must be proficient with Microsoft Office programs, including Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, and PowerPoint, as well as with Internet-based research.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Work is primarily sedentary in nature; no special demands are required. Some out-of-town travel and work on occasional weekends and evenings may be required.

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES:
 – Coordinate with external collaborators of the Initiative; apprise them of progress and developments and keep them informed and engaged through all stages of the program;
– Organize in-person and virtual meetings with the external collaborators and other museum staff, including scheduling, travel and logistical arrangements; preparation and dissemination of materials; and coordination with external facilitator, as needed;
– Observe and record discussions, meetings, and decisions about possible activities, analyze results, and identify items for follow up. Collect, evaluate, and make available information emerging from the planning team meetings, as appropriate;
– Interface with museum departments such as Collections and Exhibitions for work related to the art commission, Department of Education for symposium and all related programs, and Department of Publishing for publication and related published content. Collaborate with these departments to evaluate proposed activities by determining cost and outcome projections and understanding scheduling, space, and human resource constraints;
– With the Curator of Photography, work with relevant departments to implement chosen theme and associated activities within established museum protocols and budget guidelines while simultaneously remaining flexible enough to realize ambitious projects on a potentially tight timetable;
– Organize regular meetings to keep senior leadership involved in and informed about all development;
– Help increase the visibility of HPI through contributions to the website and social media including, but not necessarily, Facebook, Instagram, and Storyboard, the museum’s award-winning blog;
– In consultation with the Curator of Photography and the Financial Manager, manage contracts and financial recordkeeping for the Initiative. This includes tracking expenditures, processing check requests and reimbursements, paying external vendors and collaborators, and ensuring compliance with all budgetary parameters and museum procedures;
– Collect and maintain data on participation in HPI activities and otherwise evaluate the effectiveness of HPI’s activities. Make recommendations for improvements and mid-course corrections as needed;
– Contribute to grant reports and other briefings regarding HPI’s activities. Maintain beneficial relationship with donors. Liaise with the museum’s development department to seek opportunity for engaging other funder/sponsors for activities as appropriate;
– Create and maintain beneficial professional contacts and keep up-to-date on emerging trends in museums and the field of photography.

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

The above job description reflects the essential functions and qualifications for the position identified, and shall not be construed as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be inherent in the position. The job description does not constitute an employment contract and does not alter the at-will relationship between CMP and the employee.

Please click here to apply through the Carnegie Museums’ employment page.
(Posted 10/15)

 

 

Curator, James A. Michener Art Museum, Doylestown

Overview:

In collaboration with the Executive Director and other members of the curatorial department, the Curator is responsible for curatorial activity including assisting in the management and development of the museum’s collection; organizing exhibition projects; pursuing acquisitions; and producing scholarly and written materials for a wide range of audiences. Work will focus on interdisciplinary and collaborative projects with museum staff, community organizations, and peer museums, and promoting research and scholarship on American art, with a focus on the artists of Bucks County and the greater Delaware Valley Region.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • In conjunction with the Executive Director develop/identify temporary exhibitions and permanent collection displays that will engage existing and target audiences.
  • Act as coordinating curator for package exhibitions.
  • Integrate collection research and educational mission into gallery didactics, lectures, and public programs for internal and external audiences.
  • Research, write, and present, in written and oral form, information on permanent and temporary exhibitions for local, regional, and national audiences.
  • Play lead role in development and achievement of curatorial budget and multi-year exhibition calendar.
  • Lead curatorial staff in the preparation and management of the exhibition schedule, permanent collection displays, and publications.
  • Manage curatorial department staff including registration, library and archives, and art preparation.
  • Liaise with the Collections Committee of the Board of Trustees to maintain the mission of the collection.
  • Represent the Museum through media/public interviews.
  • Participate in the development of grants and fundraising for exhibitions and the collection.
  • Research acquisitions for the permanent collection.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Specialization in American Art; excellent working relationships with colleagues in the field, including artists, collectors, gallerists, critics, and scholars.
  • Ability to write and conduct research at an advanced level and maintain precise and careful records.
  • Knowledge of the methods, techniques, and procedures involved in the interpretation and exhibition of art for a diverse audience.
  • Excellent leadership, problem solving, budget management, planning, and organization skills, with the ability to manage multiple projects and responsibilities.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills and public speaking abilities, as well as teaching and presentation skills.
  • Ability to establish, maintain, and foster positive and harmonious working relationships with staff, visitors, volunteers, artists, collectors, donors, lenders, and professional colleagues, and other members of the museum community.
  • Must have excellent work habits, including a willingness to work the hours necessary to get the job done, especially when important deadlines cause greater than normal departmental pressures.
  • Willingness to work flexible hours including mornings, evenings, and weekends.
  • Work collaboratively with other departments to ensure Museum goals and objectives are met.

Education and Experience:

  • Advanced degree (PhD preferred) in art history, with a principal focus on American art but interests that reach across countries and chronologies.
  • Minimum of seven (7) years of experience in a museum or academic institution.
  • Experience in exhibition development, publication development, and collection care with knowledge of and commitment to professional museum standards.
  • Strong record of publications in the field required.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, particularly when working with donors and the public.

This position description is designed to accurately reflect job duties; however, it may not be all-inclusive and other job related duties may be required.

Education Level:
Advanced degree in art history, PhD preferred
To apply, please send cover letter, resume, references, and salary requirements to Rebecca Rosen, at rrosen@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 10/15)

Executive Assistant to the COO, Museum of the American Revolution, Philadelphia

The Executive Assistant will support the work of, and report to, the Chief Operating Officer. The position requires a high level of organizational and multi-tasking skills, excellent computer literacy, strong oral and written communication skills, and the ability to interact effectively with the museum’s many constituents and with all levels of staff as well as board members and the public.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Maintain executive’s appointment schedule by planning and scheduling meetings, teleconferences.

• Provide general administrative support for the COO

• Attend meetings to take minutes and distribute follow-up materials

• Manage/organize events (breakfasts, lunches, receptions) as needed

• Provide administrative support to the Board Finance Committee

• Welcome business visitors by greeting, directing and announcing them

• Answer general information telephone line when needed to provide general information, and direct calls to appropriate staff member

• Maintain constituent confidence and protect operations by keeping information confidential

• As needed, serve as back-up to Executive Assistant to CEO

• Other duties as assigned

REQUIREMENTS:

• 3-5 years’ experience in a senior administration position; museum experience preferred.

• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

• Strong knowledge of MS Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook

• Flexible, cheerful team player able to prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously, and follow through on issues in a timely manner

• Sensitivity to confidential matters is required

• Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and to be proactive, resourceful and efficient

• High level of professionalism

• Project coordination experience and the ability to work well with all levels of internal and external constituents

• Bachelor’s degree preferred

Education Level:

Bachelor’s degree

The Museum of the American Revolution (www.AmRevMuseum.org) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. To apply, please send a cover letter including a resume and three professional references to employment@amrevmuseum.org.
(Posted 10/15)

Museum Advancement Director, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh

There’s no cultural organization in the world quite like Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh. With a legacy of discovery and outreach dating back to 1895, today we are a family of four diverse, dynamic museums; Carnegie Museum of Art, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Carnegie Science Center, and The Andy Warhol Museum. We’re committed to being inclusive, both onsite and online, and to exploring with our audiences the big ideas and issues of our time.

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.

Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh seeks a MUSEUM ADVANCEMENT DIRECTOR for Carnegie Museum of Natural History (CMNH) to partner with the museum director and the advancement team to develop and implement donor-centric fundraising strategies and tactics to generate restricted and unrestricted funds from philanthropic sources.  Successful candidate must be able to assimilate, adopt and align the mission, vision and strategy of CMNH with the priorities of existing and potential donors.

NOTE:  To apply, visit carnegiemuseums.org/opportunities > Click on Search Jobs > Select Apply Now on requisition #104 – Museum Advancement Director

NOTE:  Please submit a resume along with a cover letter detailing your interest in the position. The applicant tracking system DOES NOT allow for more than one document to be uploaded, so the cover letter AND resume must be saved as a single file before uploading. 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
– Proactively identify new advancement opportunities for the Museum of Natural History and re-enliven traditional activities;
– Partner effectively with the Museum Director and project management team to implement these initiatives;
– Manage a portfolio of prospects and donors by:
– Creating an institutional contact and ask plan for each donor in her or his portfolio that takes into account the individual donor’s passions, interests, motivations, giving patterns and ask preferences;
– Executing these plans in a timely and cost effective manner resulting in the retention and upgrading of donors;
– Align and champion donor interests and passions with museum opportunities;
– Host museum events, demonstrating appropriate level of taste, diplomacy, authenticity and hospitality

QUALIFICATIONS:
– A bachelor’s degree plus a minimum of five years of demonstrated success in major gift fundraising from various sources or equivalent combination of education and experience is required;
– Awareness of, and ability to implement, industry emerging best practices around donor engagement, including nuanced approaches to corporate, foundation and individual giving;
– Ability to lead with aplomb a multi-faceted program of activities with many stakeholders and accountabilities;
– Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills;
– Ability to manage time in order to meet defined performance and activity goals;
– Knowledge of local and national funding community is a plus.

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 EEO-1 Affirmative Action Employer-M/F/Veteran/Disability

The above job description reflects the essential functions and qualifications for the position identified, and shall not be construed as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be inherent in the position. The job description does not constitute an employment contract and does not alter the at-will relationship between CMP and the employee.
(Posted 10/9)

 

Museum Advancement Director, Carnegie Science Center, Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh

Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh seeks a MUSEUM ADVANCEMENT DIRECTOR for Carnegie Science Center to partner with senior leadership and the advancement team to develop and implement fundraising strategies and tactics to generate restricted and unrestricted support with an emphasis on growing major gifts from individuals.

Successful candidate must be able to articulate the case for support and funding needs of the Science Center.

NOTE:  To apply, visit carnegiemuseums.org/opportunities > Click on Search Jobs > Select Apply Now on requisition #106 – Museum Advancement Director

NOTE:  Please submit a resume along with a cover letter detailing your interest in the position. The applicant tracking system DOES NOT allow for more than one document to be uploaded, so the cover letter AND resume must be saved as a single file before uploading. 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:
 – Create long-term and annual fundraising strategy in conjunction with museum and advancement leadership;
– Manage a portfolio of prospects and donors that include individuals and corporations with metrics and ROI goals; identifying, qualifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding gift prospects and donors;
– Oversee execution of museum fundraising initiatives in conjunction with broader advancement team to ensure financial goals are met;
– Align and champion donor interests and passions with museum opportunities.

QUALIFICATIONS:
 – A bachelor’s degree plus a minimum of five years of demonstrated success in major gift fundraising from various sources or equivalent combination of education and experience is required;
– Requires an understanding of relationship building with volunteers, donors and prospects;
– Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills;
– Ability to manage time in order to meet defined performance and activity goals;
– Knowledge of local and national funding community and funding for STEM education is a plus.

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 EEO-1 Affirmative Action Employer-M/F/Veteran/Disability

The above job description reflects the essential functions and qualifications for the position identified, and shall not be construed as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be inherent in the position. The job description does not constitute an employment contract and does not alter the at-will relationship between CMP and the employee.
(Posted 10/9)

 

Associate Director of Marketing and Public Relations, The James A. Michener Art Museum, Doylestown

The James A. Michener Art Museum, a private non-profit organization with a $3 million operating budget seeks a full-time Associate Director of Marketing & Public Relations.

Under the supervision of the Deputy Director, the Associate Director of Marketing & Public Relations will develop, manage, and maintain an integrated multi-platform marketing and communications program to advance the Museum’s institutional brand and position within the cultural sector. The successful candidate will promote the Museum’s collections, exhibitions, programs, and special initiatives, as well as work to grow the institution’s overall audience attendance and visibility within the wider community. The position will directly supervise the Website and Data Manager, and the Marketing Coordinator and while working closely with senior staff to ensure that all marketing materials are produced in an efficient, accurate, and compelling manner.

Responsibilities include:

  • Function as an institutional spokesperson and representative of the Michener’s mission
  • Serve as the Museum’s representative and primary contact for the media; establish and maintain relationships with local, regional, and national media; write and distribute press releases; pitch stories to media
  • Manage media coverage, interviews, features, photography, film shoots, videotaping, and media events
  • Develop a comprehensive marketing strategy for the Museum, and oversee the efforts of the Marketing team in developing original content for all media channels including website, social media, print materials, etc.
  • Develop and oversee implementation of a broad advertising strategy, including successful promotions to a variety of different market segments through social media, direct mail, advertising placement and public relations efforts
  • Oversee the production and distribution of all marketing materials including print materials, press releases, advertisements, digital content, blog posts, eblasts, etc.
  • Establish and maintain community partnerships and contacts within the tourism industry
  • Collect and analyze market research and audience demographics to gauge effectiveness of marketing communication efforts

The successful candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communications or related field required; Master’s degree strongly preferred
  • 5 to 7 years related experience and demonstrated working knowledge of the principles and practices of marketing and promotions
  • Extensive experience writing and editing copy
  • Ability to initiate, execute and manage cohesive ad campaigns and related promotional efforts
  • Solid working knowledge of social media in all of its forms as well as its trends and opportunities
  • Must have knowledge of local and regional media outlets with particular attention to the tri-state area
  • Must be an organized independent worker, creative thinker, and energetic team player with an ability to prioritize
  • Museum or nonprofit experience strongly preferred

This is a full-time position with benefits and a competitive non-profit salary. EOE.

Education Level:
Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communications or related field required; Master’s degree strongly preferred
To apply, please send cover letter, resume, references, and salary requirements to Rebecca Rosen, at rrosen@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 10/3)

Museum Technologist, The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia

The Fabric Workshop and Museum (FWM), an internationally acclaimed contemporary art museum in Philadelphia, seeks a full-time Museum Technologist, a new position supported through the generous funding of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Using the FWM Archives and our renowned Artist-in-Residence Program as primary sources, the role of the Museum Technologist is to research and propose technological solutions which would enhance visitor experiences inside the Museum and beyond, and further our mission to “convey a story of contemporary art that unites process with finished works of art of interest to a broad national and international audience.” While the initial tenure is three-years, it is expected that this position will be sustained beyond the scope of the original grant. This position reports to the Associate Director for Administration and works closely with the Manager of Technology and Visual Media.

Responsibilities

  • Acting as a liaison between the Technology and Visual Media department and other FWM departments including Communications, Education, and Curatorial, as well as Artists-in-Residence, the Technologist will gather information and propose cohesive online, digital didactic, and hybrid (in-person and online combined) solutions for exhibitions and programming.
  • Looking beyond simple social media and website presences, the Technologist will participate in a formal evaluation process of FWM’s current use of public-facing technology; and seek out new and emerging technologies to move beyond FWM’s physical footprint and present its programs and art to the world.
  • The selected candidate will serve as a key team member for a recently funded research project that will investigate innovative modes of audience engagement to spotlight FWM’s uniqueness as a maker and presenter through the intersection of its studio practice and exhibition program.
  • After the research project is complete, the Technologist will serve as a key member of the analysis team, interpreting data and looking for both the strengths of technological experiences and programs and the shortfalls, thus allowing FWM to revise future iterations of those assets to better serve our patrons and visitors.

Skills Required

  • The ability to look beyond today’s platforms and designate innovative solutions for further research; real out-of-the-box thinking is required.
  • The ability to interpret data from numerous sources and look for patterns, which will help FWM identify emerging trends not only in its own visitor base, but also in the wider museum field.
  • The ability to perform research through FWM’s artistic and business archives, helping develop content for our new website and identify materials that would be of use to researchers.

Qualifications

  • Strong research abilities, advanced degree in New Media, Digital Media or Information Sciences, with Art and Art History electives, preferred.
  • Existing connections to the art and museum fields, professional networks, or trade organizations.
  • Previous experience in academic or museum environments preferred.
  • Self-starting in both research and design realms, with the ability to work independently and collaboratively.
  • Ability to convey ideas both in written and oral form and – thinking holistically – convey how a technology solution will benefit various departments at FWM, as well as its programs and activities.
  • Deep familiarity with today and tomorrow’s technology platforms, in order to analyze their possible integration into FWM’s existing infrastructure.
  • Working knowledge of a database platform, coding language, or network architecture models is a plus.
  • Experience with developing pseudo-code algorithms or plans for technology integration.
  • Ability to work on several projects at once and change priorities on short notice.

The salary for this position is commensurate with experience and includes benefits. Interested candidates should send a letter of interest, resume, and 3 references to hr@fabricworkshopandmuseum.org. Include “Application: Museum Technologist” in the subject line of email. EOE. No phone calls please. Application Deadline: November 2, 2018.
(Posted 10/3)

 

Manager of Adult Learning, The Frick Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh

Responsible for organizing and directing Adult Programming, Outreach, and Teacher Resources at The Frick Pittsburgh. Through personalized and best-in-class presentations, the goal is to refine and define the Frick experience and to broaden the Frick’s exposure to a variety of audiences.

Hours:  35-hour workweek, flexible days and hours
Reports to:  Director of Learning & Visitor Experience (L&VE)
Status:  Full-time, non-exempt with benefits

Responsibilities:

  • Manage the development of an active program of dynamic, innovative and experimental adult program opportunities for the public, in collaboration with other museum colleagues
  • Present adult programs as necessary and serve as the primary staff person representing the Frick at all adult programs and events
  • Oversee adult program logistical coordination with other departments on site
  • With the Director of L&VE, work to define and articulate an adult learning strategy that aligns with departmental philosophy and contributes to the advancement of institutional strategic priorities
  • Manage and present all Act 48 professional development programs for local school teachers and maintain Act 48 provider status with PA Dept. of Education
  • Build and maintain strong cooperative relationships with collaborative institutions to support partnership opportunities
  • Work with the Director of L&VE to develop new accessibility and learning initiatives
  • Create, develop and present a variety of on-and off-site programs for the area’s senior population. Work closely with local senior organizations and facilities to develop and maintain lasting relationships
  • Develop appropriate evaluation tools for quantitative assessments of all Adult, Outreach and Teacher programs
  • Work with the Directors of L&VE and Marketing and Communications to produce adult, outreach and teacher program related text
  • Contribute to grant proposals and reports pertaining to adult programs
  • Work closely with the Director of L&VE on annual budget
  • Attend and present at professional conferences
  • Collaborate with other L&VE staff to create pre-and post-view activities for school and Teacher programs
  • Other duties as requested by management

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field (education, art education, museum education) required. Master’s degree in related field a plus.
  • Working knowledge of current education reform and policies, museum visitor studies, informal learning theory and practice, and other important areas related to engagement with arts and culture.
  • Excellent verbal, written and public speaking communication skills and the ability to effectively deal with all staff, teachers, and general public
  • At least 4 years of demonstrated success in creating, implementing and delivering innovative, high-quality programs for adult audiences
  • Friendly and enthusiastic manner
  • Excellent organizational skills with attention to detail and the ability to work collaboratively
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Clearance of a criminal background and child abuse checks

Please click here to apply.
(Posted 10/3)

Manager or Adult Public Programs, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia

How You Will Contribute

The Philadelphia Museum of Art is seeking a Manager of Adult Public Programs to join the division of Education. This individual oversees learning and engagement efforts that put the Museum on the map as a vibrant site of thought-provoking conversation and dialogue. These programs range in scale and include lectures, talks, and gallery programs that connect adult visitors to the Museum’s collection and exhibition program. This person will work closely with the Curator of Education, Public Programs in leading and shaping adult public programs to be relevant, responsive, and audience focused.

Specifically, you will…

  • Develop and implement adult programs, including artist talks, lectures, workshops, and a variety of gallery programs.
  • Think creatively to make interdisciplinary connections and weave contemporary viewpoints into programs that explore the Museum’s collection and exhibitions.
  • Collaborate with curators to help shape programmatic offerings around exhibitions, installations, and the permanent collection.
  • Lead a team comprised of a Museum Educator and a Public Programs Assistant.
  • Occasionally teach in the galleries
  • Works collaboratively with departments across the museum to ensure an exemplary visitor program experience

RequirementsYour diverse background includes…

  • Graduate degree in Art History required
  • Deeply knowledgeable and passionate about art history
  • A creative, big picture thinker poised to consider the role of programming in a large encyclopedic museum
  • Committed to details and presenting beautifully executed experiences
  • Inspired to bring audiences into conversation with works of art
  • Open to multiple points of view and skilled at dialogue
  • Engaged in current cultural dialogue and the work of contemporary thought leaders
  • A strong communicator who has excellent verbal and writing skills
  • Energized by working collaboratively; flexible problem solver
  • Physical Requirements:
    • Periodically move throughout Museum facilities
    • Ability to ascend and descend stairs
    • Frequent use of multiple technical equipment and applications
  • Other Requirements:
    • Successful completion of a post-offer, pre-employment background check.

Please click here to apply.
(Posted 10/3)


Admissions Services Manager, The Franklin Institute, Philadelphia

Be a part of the excitement at The Franklin Institute!
The Franklin Institute is one of the leading science centers and museums in the country and the most visited museum in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. We are looking for an experienced manager to support The Franklin Institute’s ticketing and customer service initiatives.

Position Summary:

The Admission Services Manager is responsible for the daily operations of the Contact Center and the managing and reporting of the Department’s funds.  This position is responsible for guaranteeing both inbound and outgoing calls and emails to The Franklin Institute are handled in a professional and efficient manner through hiring, training, managing, supervising and coordinating the activities of all staff members. The Manager will work closely with staff to resolve customer complaints and billing issues, as well as handling all mailings, including confirmations and ticket orders, ensuring they are filled in a timely fashion. This Manager will complete Box Office Deposits as well as submit closing reports.
This position will work directly with the managers and directors of ancillary programs such as Event Rentals, Camp-in, Discovery Camp and Evening Programs to ensure all bookings, revenue and customer relations for the respective programs are presented accurately and are in good standing.

Qualifications:

Must enjoy interacting with people and have a passion for museums.  A College degree is preferred or a minimum of three years of management experience in a contact center or related customer service role for attractions.   Excellent interpersonal, managerial, communication, and organizational skills are required. The Admission Services Manager must be willing to work irregular hours; occasional evenings, weekends and holidays.  Excellent coaching and training ability and a proven commitment to manage and provide excellent customer service.

Full-Time, 37.5 hours per week.

Please send cover letter and 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 10/3)

Administrative and HR Assistant, National Liberty Museum, Philadelphia

The National Liberty Museum seeks a reliable, detail-oriented person to work as the Museum’s finance administrative assistant. We seek someone with excellent communication skills and the ability to work with various levels of management and staff. This person should possess excellent written and verbal communication skills and be able to ensure a smooth flow of information internally and externally.

This person is responsible for daily office needs and general administrative activities, including opening and sorting the mail and preparing all the invoices, bills, expense forms, credit card and other materials that are sent to the Museum’s bookkeeping service each week. Also responsible for providing basic HR information including benefit information, new employment applications and screening, payroll, and other information as needed. This person will closely with the Museum’s management team and as the liaison to the bookkeeping service, the outside HR service and Museum staff.

Other responsibilities may include additional administrative tasks assigned by the management team.

We’re looking for someone who’s organized with great attention to detail, has a positive attitude, is flexible and who can work with deadlines.

Must have at least a BA degree plus administrative experience. Should be proficient with MS excel, MS word and general office equipment. Experience with Blackbaud is a plus!!

The Museum offers a rewarding work environment, a competitive salary with full benefits and training.

Send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to jobs@libertymuseum.org
(Posted 9/25)

 

PT Executive Director, McKeesport Regional History and Heritage Center, McKeesport

The McKeesport Regional History and Heritage Center is searching for an Executive Director. This is a part-time position, 20-25 hours a week. The Heritage Center is a local history museum and research center dedicated to preserving the history of McKeesport and its surrounding communities for public education and enjoyment. For more information about our facility and organization please visit our website www.mckeesportheritage.org.

The Executive Director is responsible for many aspects of our organization’s operations. These include fundraising, membership, public relations, programing, and managing the office and calendar. This person would work closely with the Board of Directors, staff, and volunteers.

Skills:

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

Please send resume and cover letter to: McKeesport Regional History & Heritage Center, 1832 Arboretum Drive, McKeesport, PA 15132 or email both to mckheritage@yahoo.com. Interested candidates should submit their documents no later than October 12th, 2018.
(Posted 9/24)

PT Museum Manager, McKeesport Regional History and Heritage Center, McKeesport

The McKeesport Regional History and Heritage Center is searching for a Museum Manager. This is a part-time position, 15-20 hours a week. The Heritage Center is a local history museum and research center dedicated to preserving the history of McKeesport and its surrounding communities for public education and enjoyment. For more information about our facility and organization please visit our website www.mckeesportheritage.org.

The Museum Manager is responsible for our organization’s collections and displays and will be asked to work closely with the Executive Director on the development and execution of programming. Responsibilities include data entry and inventory related to the collections, preparing displays, scheduling speakers, creating and presenting programs, and overseeing volunteer assistance with programs and collections. This person would work closely with the Executive Director, staff, and volunteers.

Skills:

Computer skills required, including knowledge of Microsoft Word, Publisher, PowerPoint, and Excel. Familiarity with or willingness to learn PastPerfect is a plus. Must have excellent communication skills and be both creative and attentive to details. Multi-tasking and problem-solving skills needed. Must be familiar with a variety of museum concepts, practices, and procedures. Ability to lift 30 lbs. and climb a ladder.

Please send resume and cover letter to: McKeesport Regional History & Heritage Center, 1832 Arboretum Drive, McKeesport, PA 15132 or email both to mckheritage@yahoo.com. Interested candidates should submit their documents no later than October 12th, 2018.
(Posted 9/24)

 

Director of Community Giving, Susquehanna Heritage, Wrightsville

Susquehanna Heritage is a regional non-profit organization and designated Pennsylvania Heritage Area collaborating with local, state, and national partners to connect people to the Susquehanna River in Lancaster and York Counties. We operate two visitor facilities on the river – the Zimmerman Center for Heritage, a 1700s-era, National Park Service affiliated historic site, and Columbia Crossing River Trails Center, the region’s premier information center for river recreation. The Susquehanna’s historic towns, scenic landscapes, parks, and trails offer a wealth of opportunities for outdoor recreation and heritage tourism. We envision the river as a national destination for outdoor fun and cultural discovery. A strong and engaged network of corporate and individual donors is essential for achieving this vision.

THE POSITION

Susquehanna Heritage seeks a capable, creative, and enthusiastic staff member to guide community fundraising and donor relations for our organization. Working with the President and Board of Directors, the Director will be based at the Zimmerman Center for Heritage near Wrightsville, PA. Flexible work arrangements are possible depending on location and ability to be at the Zimmerman Center on a regular basis. The Director will represent the organization to current and potential donors, foundations, corporations, partner groups, and the public. We are looking for someone with fundraising, marketing, or sales experience who is a collaborative problem-solver, an energetic and effective communicator, an excellent writer, adept at social media, and a good fit for our staff and organizational culture. The Director must have the ability to effectively promote our mission and programs to a diverse audience of supporters and potential donors. Experience and passion for history, conservation, and outdoor recreation is a plus. This is a full-time salaried position with benefits, reporting to the President and supported by a shared Administrative Coordinator.

THE RESPONSIBILITIES

Direct all aspects of Susquehanna Heritage community fundraising programs and activities:

  • Work with the President and Board of Directors to create and implement an annual fundraising program.
  • Launch and guide a major fundraising initiative to grow corporate and foundation support, including EITC gifts.
  • Research and solicit individual, corporate, and foundation donors through personal visits and funding proposals.
  • Coordinate and strengthen relationships with existing donors.
  • Grow and improve a quality database of contacts, supporters, and donors.
  • Craft marketing materials and social media communications to attract, engage, and retain donors.
  • Identify and engage with business and philanthropic networks to promote our mission and value to the community.
  • Develop and lead all fundraising and promotional events focused on building private donations and support.

THE SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

Minimum of 3-5 years of experience in fundraising, marketing, sales, or specialized community engagement.

  • Creativity and the ability to be self-starter.
  • Outstanding networking and relationship-building skills.
  • Ability to effectively multi-task under deadline.
  • Strong and persuasive public speaking and writing skills.
  • Confident budgeting and financial analysis skills.
  • Working knowledge of donor databases, Microsoft Office applications, payment/event software, and social media.

http://www.susquehannaheritage.org/about-us/employmentrequests-for-proposal/

HOW TO APPLY

SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING MATERIAL: Letter of Introduction and Interest; Resume; References; Writing Sample featuring a request for support or a sale; and Salary Requirements.

EMAIL TO: Search Committee, Susquehanna Heritage, info@susquehannaheritage.org.

OPEN UNTIL FILLED / APPLICATIONS RECEIVED BY MONDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2018 RECEIVE PRIORITY REVIEW
(Posted 9/21)

 

STEM Educator, Lancaster Science Factory, Lancaster

The STEM Educator creates, oversees and delivers Science Factory on- and off-site educational programming, hands-on activities, and STEM resources for grades Pre-K through 8. Current program offerings include summer camps, winter camps, field trip workshops, Science Café demonstrations, Cub/Girl Scout badge workshops, homeschool classes, weekend and holiday workshops, off-site afterschool and outreach programs, and other programs of varying length and frequency.

Salary Range: $35,000-$45,000

Title of Manager: Director of Operations

Responsibilities and Expectations:
Develops and delivers program curriculum involving hands-on activities and projects using STEM concepts and PA Academic Standards.
Prepares all materials related to the activities/projects.
Documents and organizes curriculum materials.
Works with students from diverse backgrounds with different needs (e.g., family situations, ages, learning styles).
Keeps track of all program-related expenditures.
Oversees program registration and evaluation.
Takes initiative to creatively solve problems and make adjustments to planned lessons as needed.
Maintains student safety in the classroom.
Collaborates with peer Maker Space Educator on programming.
Multi-tasks in a fast-paced environment.
Performs other work-related duties as required.

The STEM Educator contributes to the overall vision and planning of the educational programming at the Lancaster Science Factory by drawing on their experience in developing and implementing hands-on and creative activities for students Pre-K to 8th grade. This may include design and construction of STEM equipment for student projects, activities, and demonstrations.

This position is well suited for candidates with an entrepreneurial spirit and creative approach to experiential education. Strong classroom management, communication, teamwork and presentation skills are required. The Lancaster Science Factory is a fast-paced non-profit environment. The STEM Educator will collaborate with other staff members, STEM professionals in the community, hourly educators, and volunteers to deliver new programs as well as maintain or modify existing ones all while working within a prescribed budget. The STEM educator will build positive long-term relationships with external individuals, youth serving agencies and STEM-related organizations.

The STEM Educator will maintain high standards for quality and innovative programming to attract new audiences and returning participants. They will work closely with other staff members to market educational programming. He/she will preserve and promote the reputation of the Science Factory by providing high-quality programming for as many children as possible, with some concentration on providing access to underserved audiences such as lowincome families, young females, and differently-abled children (includes physical, mental, andemotional disabilities).

As such, the STEM Educator will ensure that programs are staffed and delivered with scientific accuracy and professionalism. They must be comfortable working with individuals ranging from Pre-K to adult with varying science backgrounds. The STEM Educator will ensure that participants have successful experiences and work closely with parents to discuss child behavior/learning outcomes before and/or after programming.

A high degree of organization is required. The STEM Educator will procure, construct, and maintain supplies as needed for educational programming. This will include collaboration with other staff members (e.g., Maker Space Educator) and external STEM professionals. General classroom upkeep and storage area order is expected. They will be expected to keep good
records of expenditures, evaluations, and reporting data as required.

The STEM Educator will create assessment materials to measure the educational value and overall impact of programs. They will develop activity guides, pre/post tests and teacher questionnaires to evaluate program effectiveness.

Outside of the classroom, the STEM Educator will collaborate with LSF staff to ensure exhibits and exhibit signage is aligned with PA Department of Education standards. They will update and/or develop documentation that demonstrates standards alignment for educators.

Supervision of Others:
Recruits, trains and manages contract/hourly staff, program volunteers, and interns as appropriate. Evaluates performance.

Knowledge, Skills, and Experience Requirements:
PA Teaching Certification in General Science required. An endorsement in Integrative STEM Education is strongly desired. Additional certification in science disciplines, technology and engineering, and mathematics subjects preferred. Three or more years teaching experience with students in kindergarten through 8th grade. Experience in an informal science education environment desired, with responsibility for coordinating all aspects of individual programs from conception to implementation and assessment. Experience setting program goals, objectives, and evaluation.
Four year college degree required.
Must obtain the following clearances: PA Child Abuse, PA Criminal Background, FBI
(Department of Public Welfare), & Act 24.
Must have reliable form of transportation.
Must be able to lift and carry as much as 30 pounds.
Strong computer knowledge required (word, excel, power point).
2 or more years working with children preferred.
First aid/CPR preferred.

Working Conditions:
Non-profit, informal educational organization. Fast-paced environment with many varied, simultaneous projects. Extensive carrying and lifting of educational materials, tables, and chairs. Must be able to carry and lift up to 30 lbs.

Time Commitment:
Full time salaried position. Periodic travel to schools and other organizations within 20-mile radius. Must be flexible to work occasional evenings, weekends and extended hours when needed.

Interested candidates can send their resume and cover letter to:
Emily Landis
Executive Director
454 New Holland Ave
Lancaster, PA 17602
elandis@tlsf.org
The Lancaster Science Factory is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
(Posted 9/18)

 

Web Content Manager, The Science History Institute, Philadelphia

The Science History Institute is recruiting for the full-time position of Web Content Manager for our dynamic website.  The Web Content Manager will be responsible for creating and/or gathering web content, improving website functionality and information architecture, and increasing and analyzing user engagement. The Web Content Manager will also participate in content strategy discussions and make recommendations for improvements to the website.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Three to five years of professional work experience as a web content manager, web managing editor, web strategist, digital account or project manager.
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.
  • Previous experience with a robust CMS. Experience with Drupal is a plus.
  • Fundamental understanding of HTML/CSS concepts and SEO best practices.
  • Solid knowledge of best practices in web design, navigation, usability, digital marketing, and coding standards.
  • Demonstrated record of success in executing web projects with cultural or educational institutions.
  • Proficiency in Google Analytics and other reporting tools.
  • Experience with e-mail marketing.
  • Exceptional customer service skills with the ability to work with internal staff members and with external vendors.
  • Strong project management skills, including the ability to successfully manage multiple projects simultaneously while maintaining attention to detail.
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office products.
Education Level:
Bachelor’s degree

To be considered for this position, please send cover letter with salary expectations, CV/resume, contact information for 3 professional references, and links to recent work and/or writing samples to:

WebContentMgr2018@sciencehistory.org

– Science History Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer –

About the Organization

Formed by the merger of the Chemical Heritage Foundation and the Life Sciences Foundation, the Science History Institute collects and shares the stories of innovators and of discoveries that shape our lives. We preserve and interpret the history of chemistry, chemical engineering, and the life sciences. Headquartered in Philadelphia, with offices in California and Europe, the Institute houses an archive and a library for historians and researchers, a fellowship program for visiting scholars from around the globe, a community of researchers who examine historical and contemporary issues, an acclaimed museum that is free and open to the public, and a state-of-the-art conference center. For more information, visit www.sciencehistory.org.
(Posted 9/13)

 

 

Director of Major Gifts, Palmer Museum of Art, University Park

Focusing on a strategic initiative of “Advancing the Arts” as a part of Penn State’s current fundraising campaign, “A Greater Penn State for 21st Century Excellence,” a top frontline fundraiser is needed in the role of Director of Major Gifts to engage alumni and friends as partners in supporting the University’s vision for the Museum of Art to relocate to a new state-of-the-art facility and serve as a visible anchor for a new University cultural center- an interdisciplinary space intended to further elevate a collaborative approach around STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math)- located near The Arboretum at Penn State. Reporting directly to the College of Arts and Architecture Director of Development and working closely with the college’s dean and museum director, as well as other partners and central development offices, this major gifts officer will:

  • Identify and cultivate a prospect pool of graduates and other key constituencies focused on the capital investment for a new fine art museum as the next phase of a University cultural center;
  • Plan and execute solicitation strategies leading to major gifts;
  • Travel extensively throughout the region and across the country to pursue these strategies and build enduring relationships, completing twelve visits per month;
  • Supervise, train, and/or mentor other fundraisers and support staff, as assigned;
  • Articulate the art museum’s and future cultural center’s needs, values, and ambitions – reflecting Penn State’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion – through excellent informal and formal communications, including written proposals.This position requires a bachelor’s degree or higher plus five years of work-related experience. The successful candidate will also have:
  • A track record of success in securing major gifts and meeting fundraising goals, particularly in facilities and/or arts-related fundraising;
  • Exemplary interpersonal and communication skills;
  • A proven ability to self-motivate and work both independently and as part of a team;
  • A passion for higher education and an understanding of complex institutions;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of diversity, equity, and inclusion in higher education;
  • A dedication to and understanding of the skills required to build relationships with diverse communities;
  • A commitment to professional development, learning, and being mentored.Operation of a motor vehicle as part of the position’s duties and a valid driver’s license are required. Successful completion of a motor vehicle records check, in addition to standard background checks, is also required.This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with possibility of re-funding. To learn more about philanthropy at Penn State, please visit http://giveto.psu.edu. Information about the College of Arts and Architecture and the Palmer Museum of Art is available at http://artsandarchitecture.psu.edu and http://palmermuseum.psu.edu.A Greater Penn State for 21st Century Excellence (http://greaterpennstate.psu.edu)
    No institution offers a more powerful example of private support furthering the public good than Penn State, and the University is pursuing an effort that will allow us to fulfill our land-grant mission for a new era: A Greater Penn State for 21st Century Excellence. This strategic, five-year fundraising initiative reflects our commitment to the three core imperatives of a truly great public university:
  • Open Doors: Private support can not only bring talented students from every background to Penn State – it can help them to graduate on time and on track to successful careers and lives.
  • Create Transformative Experiences: Philanthropy will provide the opportunities- in our classrooms, on our campuses, and in the larger world- that let students and faculty discover their full potential and make a difference.
  • Impact the World: With the visionary gifts of alumni and friends, we can tackle the world’s most pressing problems – and solve them.Last year, donors inspired by the campaign’s vision made $362.9 million in new commitments, the highest total in Penn State history and the second year in a row of commitments surpassing $300 million. FY2017-2018 also broke the institutional record for receipts, with a total of $322.7 million.Much work remains ahead if the campaign is to reach its five-year, $1.6 billion goal. The Division of Development and Alumni Relations has established an innovative, performance-based incentive plan that enables employees to earn a bonus of up to 9 percent of their base salary in each remaining year of the campaign.The ambition of the campaign is great, but no greater than the spirit and generosity of our supporters. A Greater Penn State for 21st Century Excellence is an opportunity for our alumni and friends to contribute to the University’s future and to the future we all share.Building a Career and a Life at Penn State (http://psu.edu)
    With one of the most respected development and alumni relations operations in the country, Penn State is one of only a dozen public institutions nationwide to complete a $2 billion fundraising campaign, and our alumni association is the largest dues-paying organization of its kind in the world. Learn more at http://recruitment.giveto.psu.edu.Penn State is ranked among the top 100 universities in the world by the Time Higher Education University Rankings, the Center for World University Rankings, and the Academic Ranking of World Universities. Read about Penn State’s success at http://psu.edu/this-is-penn-state.Penn State is also committed to ensuring that diversity, equity, and inclusion are central to the success of a world-class research institution. We are concerned uniquely with the institutional change required for visioning and realizing a more socially just University. Learn more at http://equity.psu.edu/diversity-resources.This position is based at the University Park campus, located in State College, Pennsylvania. State College is ranked among the lowest-stress and safest small cities in the country, with excellent public schools, beautiful parks and other natural assets, and a broad range of cultural and athletic events and venues. To discover why residents love our region, visit http://statecollegepa.us and http://statecollege.com.As Penn State employees, development professionals receive excellent medical, dental, and vision coverage; retirement contributions and plans; substantial tuition discounts for themselves, their spouses and domestic partners, and their unmarried children; and access to life and long-term care insurance. More information about working at Penn State can be found at http://psu.jobs.If you have questions about your future with Penn State’s Office of University Development, please contact Drew Kovacs, associate director of talent acquisition, at drewkovacs@psu.eduApply online at https://psu.jobs/job/80659CAMPUS SECURITY CRIME STATISTICS: For more about safety at Penn State, and to review the Annual Security Report which contains information about crime statistics and other safety and security matters, please go to http://www.police.psu.edu/clery/, which will also provide you with detail on how to request a hard copy of the Annual Security Report.Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

(Posted 9/13)

 

 

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

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

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

Knowledge and Abilities

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

Education

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

Please submit a cover letter and resume to Editor@nawcc.org.
(Posted 9/13)

 

Historic Resources Supervisor, County of Berks, Reading

POSITION SUMMARY:
This position’s responsibilities will include work to manage all aspects of the facility management functions of the Departments’ historic sites, collections, and archives: including care, conservation, organization, records, storage, research and security; historic interpretation and preservation; to promote understanding through guided tours, lectures, educational and public programs and exhibits within all Parks areas; and to coordinate assigned activities and events.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:
Essential Functions
• Maintains oversight of Museum and Historic Sites activities, including collections/archives and research, education, exhibits, in-house and outreach public programs, security, administration, facility maintenance, marketing, publicity
• Plans, prioritizes, directs and physically manages collections including all paperwork, computer databases, object inventories, collections care, accessioning and deaccessioning, cataloguing housekeeping, internal and external loans, donations and storage safety and maintenance
• Shares in the recruitment, hiring, training and supervision of employees and volunteers who carry out the same duties
• Assists Cultural Program Supervisor in coordination of purchases of materials and supplies for sites retail activities, including gift shop and snack bar; assists with cash management activities including credit card transactions and sales tax reporting
• Prepares, maintains and manages budgets as they pertain to Heritage Center and other historic sites operations and needs.
Effective Date 09/2018
• Establishes and delivers community outreach programs with the Cultural Program Supervisor.
• Coordinates with Parks Maintenance Supervisor about site specific projects and repairs
• Manages photographic services including collections photography, photography archives and rights and reproductions activities
• Provides information and access to the collections for educational and public program purposes
• Research, develop and coordinate exhibits and development of informational materials including labels and brochures for all Parks as needed
• Provide strategic direction for Historic Sites and Historic Preservation within the Parks System
• Conducts guided tours and participates in educational programs and events. Assists with tour reservations
• Identifies, applies and administers grants for collections, conservation, exhibits and historic site operations.
• Collaborates with and helps to plan special events and programs along with other programing staff; participates in all other park programs and events; Assists with logistics (including set up and tear down) for events and exhibits
• Prepare and provide information for public relations and marketing of programs and events as needed; assist with Social media updates
• Required to take training as assigned
• Performs other duties as assigned

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
• Bachelor’s degree in Public History, Historic Site Management, Museum Studies, Recreation and Parks Administration or related field and 3 years of museum or related experience; prefer at least 2 years of supervisory experience involving all levels of museum management or operation of a parks & recreation department historic site.
• Master’s degree preferred. An equivalent combination of education, training and experience that demonstrates required knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered.

MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
• Strong organizational and management skills
• Knowledge of best practices and procedures for collections care and management. Experience with museum collections databases and museum ethics
• Must present pleasant and professional presence when interacting with the public
• Ability to communicate effectively and possess good public speaking skills
• Expected to participate in appropriate organizations and affiliations related to the field
• Must have basic computer skills including word processing, presentation, databases and collections management software experience
• Must possess a valid PA Driver’s license
• Experience with exhibit development and coordination
• Excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills, grant writing experience preferred
• Ability to work as part of a team
• Must be able to read/write/speak English.
• Ability to carry out light maintenance for daily operations and events
• Must successfully pass PA State Police Criminal Record Check, Childline clearance and FBI fingerprint screening

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
• Have the ability to climb, stoop, bend, reach walk, sit or stand for long periods of time
• Ability to lift 50 pounds
• Ability to climb a step ladder
• Ability to assist in raising the elevator at the Gruber Wagon Works

WORKING ENVIRONMENT:
This position will require both office and field work and may experience the following:
• Required to work weekends, holidays and evenings as needed; especially May through October
• Occasional exposure to inclement weather, extreme heat, cold, snow, ice and rain
• Will work at various sites as assigned
• Occasional contact with domestic and wild animals
• Occasional exposure to chemicals and other hazardous materials when performing responsibilities
• Casual work attire
• Be available for emergencies outside of normal working hours
• Occasional historic attire may be required
• Noise level is usually moderate

This position description serves as a guideline for communicating the essential functions and other information about the position to the applicant/employee. It is not intended to create a binding employment contract nor cover every detail of the position and may be changed where appropriate.

  • The salary range is $38,992 – $51,989/year.
  • Directions to apply:

Visit our website to view the full position description and to locate our Employment Application:

http://www.co.berks.pa.us/Dept/HR/Pages/EmploymentOpportunities.aspx

From there, please follow the instructions on the website to submit your application.
(Posted 9/12)

 

Chief Executive Officer, Cliveden of the National Trust, Germantown

The Chief Executive Officer has responsibility for the site, staff, programs, development/financial management and communications/community relations of Cliveden of the National Trust. The Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer reports to the Board of Directors to develop and implement a visionary strategic plan and creates measurable strategic objectives that responsibly engage all relevant stakeholders and available resources.

Cliveden of the National Trust is the historic home of the Chew family and the location of the Revolutionary War Battle of Germantown. Benjamin Chew (1722 – 1810), Chief Justice of Pennsylvania and a prominent slave-holder, and subsequently his descendants, resided in and adapted Cliveden until donating it to the National Trust for Historic Preservation in 1972. As a historic site, Cliveden interprets its Revolutionary history and tells the stories of all its inhabitants, free, indentured and enslaved. While Cliveden attracts visitors from across the nation, the organization particularly serves and proactively engages with the Germantown section of Philadelphia, a neighborhood with 80% African-American population. By providing a safe, respectful and welcoming place to consider the past from differing perspectives, Cliveden has encouraged people to consider our history anew.

Cliveden is a co-stewardship site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation that is operated by Cliveden, Inc. in collaboration with the National Trust as the owner of the buildings, grounds and collections at the property. The National Trust provides technical support and expertise to Cliveden, Inc. related to preservation, interpretation, and collections management, as well as competitive grant funds and other opportunities for collaborative programming and promotion.

Strategic Management
Leads the Board and staff in a collaborative process to develop a mission driven and visionary strategic plan with associated objectives, milestones and measures
Develops and implements business and organizational plans, associated resource allocations and performance targets
Functions as staff to the Board and is responsible for coordination of communication and action of and between the Board’s Committees

Staff Management and Development
Engage, assign and develop staff to achieve alignment with and attainment of strategic and operational goals
Create and implement policies that meet all legal and regulatory workplace requirements
Provide the necessary resources and structures (e.g. performance reviews, tools and technology, workplace environment) to enable efficient operation and goal attainment
Devise and implement workplace procedures and practices that create a respectful environment for staff and stakeholders

Financial Management
Develop and implement sound practices of oversight and control in alignment with Cliveden’s established financial policies and procedures and any auditor recommendations endorsed by the Board
In cooperation with the Board, Audit Committee and Finance Committee, prepare an annual budget and report monthly on actual performance in relation to it, and annually to enable a formal audit to produce auditor recommendations and management letters
Provide monitoring and quarterly reporting on endowment funds and facilitate communication between the Trust and the Board’s Finance and Audit Committees
Develop financial analysis tools and processes that provide cost/benefit rationale and return on investment of resources into specific efforts

Development
In collaboration with the Development Committee, establish fundraising goals
Lead fund development activities including grant writing, cultivation and stewardship of donors, event development and prospecting, including development of recognition processes that have high significance to funders
Establish targeted interactive relationships with the community of relevant nonprofits based on learning, teaching, collaboration and emulation
Broaden the base of funding sources especially in areas of major gifts, business relations and earned revenue

Site Management & Interpretation
Oversee and support staff in conservation and maintenance of the buildings, collections and grounds to model best practices in historic site management and fulfill the co-stewardship agreement with the National Trust consistent with extant best practices
In collaboration with staff and the Preservation Committee, manage the collection for greatest impact including coordination of loans, acquisitions and conservation
In collaboration with the Education Committee, oversee and support staff in developing and implementing educational programming, including the regular on-site interpretation of Cliveden, and in creating any educational materials
Lead the development and execution of innovative public programming that meaningfully and creatively interprets the full diversity of the site and its assets
Ensure program design, marketing, promotion and delivery are aligned with the strategic plan and appropriately evaluated

Communications and Stakeholder Collaboration
Speak publicly and authoritatively for the organization in response to community inquiries, and in the formation of partnerships and initiatives
Build and maintain ties to relevant stakeholders including educators, community leaders, foundations, donors, historians, preservationists, government officials, tourism leaders and businesses
Participate in bi-annual National Trust Site Directors Meetings as well as other National Trust initiatives and trainings

Cliveden as a thought leader:
Pew Q&A with David Young https://www.pcah.us/post/inside-cliveden-national-trust-qa-executive-director-david-young
National Trust Preservation Leadership Forum blog post on Liberty to Go to See: http://forum.savingplaces.org/blogs/special-contributor/2014/09/05/living-history-offers-a-sense-of-beingness-at-cliveden
National Trust Preservation Leadership Forum blog post on the Revision of Cliveden’s NHL: http://forum.savingplaces.org/blogs/special-contributor/2012/10/05/a-second-look-at-a-landmarks-history

All resumes and inquiries should be sent to info@cliveden.org, no phone calls please. All applicants must send in a cover letter, resume and references and we will contact applicants when we receive their information. The job posting will close on Wednesday, October 31, 2018.
(Posted 9/12)

Archives Technician, The Friends of the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, Strasburg

The Friends of the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania (FRM) seeks an archives technician with responsibility for various tasks related to the management and use of the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania’s vast collection of library and archival materials (including paper, photographs, negatives, microfilm, books, serials, and electronic materials), working under the supervision of the Site Administrator and in collaboration and consultation with the Collections Manager, Collections Committee and Bureau Archivist.  The successful candidate will have excellent written, verbal, organizational, and interpersonal skills; a strong background/interest in history and material culture; and computer, database, and multi-media skills.  Some lifting of up to 20 pounds may be required.

About the Employer:

The Friends of the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania (FRM) was formed in 1983 and is chartered and licensed by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as an associate nonprofit organization which assists the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania in fulfilling its mission to document, preserve and interpret the rich and diverse heritage of railroading.  The Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania annually hosts about 120,000 in person visitors annually, and FRM staff and volunteers play a key role in the daily operations of the Museum in visitor services, education, restoration, library and archives, administration, advancement and the museum store.  Presently, the FRM has about 2,000 members from many U. S. states and several foreign countries.

Work Location:

Primarily in an office setting at the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, 300 Gap Road, Strasburg, PA 17579.  The Library & Archives are located primarily on the second floor of the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania.

Schedule:

This is a full-time, hourly position for a maximum of 37.5 hours weekly (or 75 hours bi-weekly); some evenings and weekend hours may be required. Scheduling is flexible and will be coordinated with the Site Administrator, FRM executive committee and other staff members. The museum is open to the public Monday through Saturday, 9 AM to 5 PM, and Sunday, 12 PM to 5 PM.  Start time is 8:30 AM; end time is 5:00 PM.  The length of the lunch period is one hour.

Compensation:

Compensation commensurate with education and experience, starting at $15.58 per hour (or $30,381 per year).

Minimum Requirements:

  • A bachelor’s degree in history, American studies, applied history, museum studies or a related area.
  • Experience in a museum, archives, and/or library setting.
  • Experience working with library and archival materials (including paper, photographs, negatives, microfilm, books, serials, and electronic materials).
  • Valid Pennsylvania driver’s license.
  • Must obtain Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Background Check; Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance; and an FBI Criminal History Clearance.
  • A proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite programs including Word, Excel, and Power Point, and Publisher, as well as a basic understanding of computer and internet-based data management.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Collections Management

  • Interfaces with potential donors of archival material and determines whether potential donation meets needs of Museum, in consultation with the Collections Manager and PHMC Collections Committee.
  • Helps the Collections Manager prepare acquisition and deaccession recommendations of archival and library material for the PHMC Collections Committee.
  • Processes, identifies, classifies, arranges and catalogs accessioned archival and library collections.
  • Re-houses archival material and delicate library items into acid-free enclosures.
  • Scans images and ascribing metadata tags to images for the FRM’s online database.
  • Oversees day-to-day operations of the Library & Archives, including the volunteers who work there.
  • Works with staff to determine project priorities and to assign volunteers accordingly.

Research

  • Receives and answers incoming research inquiries, either in person, by mail, by email, or over the phone.
  • Fills photo orders and supplies copies of archival and library material to customers according to the Museum’s prescribed fee structure.
  • Works with outside vendors to scan and reproduce larger document orders for customers according to the Museum’s prescribed fee structure.
  • Assists in the preparation of exhibitions, including the printing of reproductions of photographs and documents for exhibit.
  • Prepares scholarly articles for The Milepost, the Friends of the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania’s membership publication.

Other Responsibilities

  • Manages budgeted funds and restricted gifts assigned specifically to the Library & Archives.
  • Prepares a monthly report of Library & Archives-related activities for the Site Administrator.
  • Occasionally gives behind-the-scenes or “white-glove” tours of archival and library collections areas.
  • Attends professional meetings and conferences to stay apprised of current museum archival and library practices.
  • Performs other duties as required;
  • This position works in conjunction with the Site Administrator and the FRM Collections Manager.

Additional Notes: (Additional information related to this position.)

  • The FRM Archives Technician is a non-exempt, regular employee (see FRM employee handbook section 201.2 and 202.0) that works 75 hours per pay period.
  • The FRM Archives Technician will receive over-time pay or compensatory time for any additional hours worked in a pay period.
  • As stated in section 301.2 of the FRM employee handbook, the FRM Archives Technician may make schedule adjustments with permission from the Site Administrator.
  • The Site Administrator will conduct an annual Employee Performance Review (EPR) of the FRM Archives Technician in the first six weeks of each fiscal year. As stated in section 403.1 of the FRM employee handbook, the Site Administrator will perform periodic salary reviews for the position.
  • While the FRM Archives Technician reports to the Site Administrator, he or she will be required to coordinate activities with other individuals, such as the Bureau Archivist, the Collections Manager, the Curators, and the Museum’s Collections Committee, and the PHMC Collections Committee, among others.
  • The FRM Archives Technician will be responsible for determining work priorities based upon present needs (for example, the volume and urgency of research inquiries) and in concert with the Collections Manager.
  • The FRM Archives Technician will submit a bi-weekly time sheet to the FRM business office.
  • The FRM Archives Technician will submit a brief monthly report to the Site Administrator detailing information about activities in the Library & Archives, such as the quantity of research inquiries answered, number of scans completed, collections accessions and deaccessions processed, and the amount of data entered.

Please submit resume, cover letter, and three references, no later than September 28, 2018, to Patrick C. Morrison, Site Administrator, Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, P.O. Box 15, Strasburg, PA 17579 or via email to pmorrison@pa.gov.
(Posted 9/7)

 

Financial Analyst, Visitor and Museum Services, Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh

There’s no cultural organization in the world quite like Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh. With a legacy of discovery and outreach dating back to 1895, today we are a family of four diverse, dynamic museums; Carnegie Museum of Art, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Carnegie Science Center, and The Andy Warhol Museum. We’re committed to being inclusive, both onsite and online, and to exploring with our audiences the big ideas and issues of our time.

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 FINANCIAL ANALYST, VISITOR & MUSEUM SERVICES is responsible to support the financial operations of the Visitor and Museum Services department of the Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History. Responsible for general ledger account maintenance, general financial functions, and reporting and reconciliation for revenue in admissions, parking, program enrollment, and scholarship allocation. Responsible for reconciling accounts payable and receivable, and managing customer invoicing. In conjunction with the Director of Visitor and Museum Services, maintains the department budgets.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelor degree in accounting or finance required. Two to three years of non-profit work experience preferred. Knowledge and experience of Blackbaud accounting software preferred. Must have working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access. Knowledge of ticketing systems and ticket revenue reporting preferred.

Please visit the Carnegie Museums’ employment page for more information and how to apply.
(Posted 9/6)

 

Membership Manager, The Frick Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh

Responsible for defining and then refining the Frick experience for members for the purpose of increasing both the membership and individual donor bases of the Frick Pittsburgh.
Hours: Primarily, Monday – Friday, 9:00-5:00, evening and weekend work required
Reports to: Director of Advancement & Engagement
Position Type: Full-time, non-exempt with benefits
Responsibilities:
  • With the DAE, develops and implements long-range goals, objectives and strategies for the Frick membership program, including acquisitions, renewals, upgrade and appeal programs
  • Manages the activities of the Membership & Development Assistant
  • Serves as the Raiser’s Edge (RE) database manager, responsible for the integrity of the database and handling such items as: coordinating updates with IT, coordinating with IT/other database managers on database integration issues (Counterpoint) as well as with the Frick website, and providing reports as requested
  • Manages lists and coordinates member and donor mailings
  • Provides monthly reconciliation and other reporting to finance as requested
  • Creates and maintains the annual membership budget
  • Oversees all operational aspects of annual giving programs
  • Oversees gift processing operation for all contributions received.  Ensures all gifts are entered and acknowledged in an accurate and timely manner
  • Oversees the design and implementation of membership and donor information and publication materials for individual membership program
  • Coordinates the planning  and implementation of member events
  • Works with the development staff to identify individual donors with leadership giving capacity
  • Contributes to the overall team effort within the Advancement & Engagement Department and shares in the decision-making process
  • Handles other duties as requested by management
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree and 3-5 years of successful professional annual giving fundraising experience including financial analysis/budgeting experience, donor acquisition, retention, upgrading and renewal programs
  • Experience managing a membership and donor database, preferably Raiser’s Edge
  • Windows experience required
  • Friendly, professional manner
  • Demonstrated strong writing skills
  • Clearance of a criminal background check
  • Possess the ability to work independently and is self-motivated
  • Excellent organizational skills with attention to detail
  • Ability to handle a variety of responsibilities under pressure

Please send a cover letter and resume to: HR@TheFrickPittsburgh.org

MAIL: Human Resources
The Frick Pittsburgh
7227 Reynolds Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15208
No phone calls please

Need technical or accessibility assistance with the application process? 
Applicants with a disability who require a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process may contact our human resources team for assistance at HR@TheFrickPittsburgh.org

The Frick Pittsburgh embraces diversity as a proposition that is central to the organization’s mission. In building and serving diverse audiences, the Frick affirms and supports diversity of persons and ideas both within the organization and the communities it serves.
(Posted 9/6)

 

Admission Services Manager, The Franklin Institute, Philadelphia

Be a part of the excitement at The Franklin Institute!
The Franklin Institute is one of the leading science centers and museums in the country and the most visited museum in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. We are looking for an experienced manager to support The Franklin Institute’s ticketing and customer service initiatives.

Position Summary:

The Admission Services Manager is responsible for the daily operations of the Contact Center and the managing and reporting of the Department’s funds.  This position is responsible for guaranteeing both inbound and outgoing calls and emails to The Franklin Institute are handled in a professional and efficient manner through hiring, training, managing, supervising and coordinating the activities of all staff members. The Manager will work closely with staff to resolve customer complaints and billing issues, as well as handling all mailings, including confirmations and ticket orders, ensuring they are filled in a timely fashion. This Manager will complete Box Office Deposits as well as submit closing reports.
This position will work directly with the managers and directors of ancillary programs such as Event Rentals, Camp-in, Discovery Camp and Evening Programs to ensure all bookings, revenue and customer relations for the respective programs are presented accurately and are in good standing.

Qualifications:

Must enjoy interacting with people and have a passion for museums.  A College degree is preferred or a minimum of three years of management experience in a contact center or related customer service role for attractions.   Excellent interpersonal, managerial, communication, and organizational skills are required. The Admission Services Manager must be willing to work irregular hours; occasional evenings, weekends and holidays.  Excellent coaching and training ability and a proven commitment to manage and provide excellent customer service.

Full-Time, 37.5 hours per week. 

Please send cover letter and 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 9/6)

 

CFO, Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia

Woodmere Art Museum is a dynamic cultural institution dedicated to the visual arts of Philadelphia. Located in a grand historic mansion in Chestnut Hill, Woodmere has grown substantially in recent years. The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) is a leader in the continuing progress of the Museum.

The CFO is responsible for the overall financial management of Woodmere, with administrative responsibilities in the areas of HR, Museum Store, and Facility Management. The CFO reports directly to the Executive Director/CEO and supervises three direct reports: Bookkeeper (part time), Director of Facilities, and Director of the Museum Store. The CFO works closely with the Executive Director/CEO in a variety of financial, operational, personnel and administrative matters and is responsible for budgets, cost benefit analysis, cash flow analysis, financial statement preparation, related compliance efforts, review of contracts, and hands-on participation in related activities as required.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Works with the CEO, staff, and trustees in formulating the annual operating budget, with ongoing monitoring of the budget through the fiscal year.
  • Coordinates all fiscal reporting for the organization including all financial statements and related reports, Federal Form 990, State BCO-10, and other reports.
  • Oversees Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, purchasing, and payroll activity
  • Maintains records of all endowment funds as liaison with endowment managers
  • Ensures proper investment and disbursements of all restricted donations
  • Serves as point of contact with Auditors for the annual audit
  • Prepares all compliance reports including payroll taxes, sales tax, Form 990, BCO-10, lobbying reports, and other as required
  • Maintains contact with insurance agencies, banks, and retirement plan providers
  • Acts as HR Manager, interfacing with staff on related matters

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS and ABILITIES REQUIRED

  • Comprehensive knowledge of accounting principles (GAAP) and practices of non- profit organizations
  • Knowledge of tax rules that impact non-profit organizations and their donors.
  • Expertise in financial analysis, projection, and planning
  • Excellent analytic, management, communication skills, and leadership

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • REQUIRED:
    • BA and Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
    • Management experience with the financial operations of non-profit organizations
  • PREFERRED
    • Management experience with HR, facilities, and/or retail

SALARY AND BENEFITS

Competitive salary and benefits package available for all full-time positions:

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision plans fully paid for the Employee
  • Life Insurance and Long-Term Disability plans fully paid for the Employee
  • Voluntary Life Insurance and other supplemental plans available
  • 4 Weeks’ Vacation and 7 days sick days per year
  • 9 Paid Holidays
  • 403(b)plan available
Education Level:

BA and CPA

Please send cover letter and CV to Diane Pastella at dpastella@woodmereartmuseum.org
(Posted 9/6)

 

Assistant Director of Museum Education, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia

The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) is seeking a full time Assistant Director of Museum Education. Under the supervision of the Director of Museum Education, coordinate all programs for school and family audiences including tours, workshops, and outreach events. Supervise the evaluation of all school and family programs and actively participate in creating a vision for the experiences of all student and family visitors to the museum.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

School Programs:

  • Plan workshops and professional development opportunities for teachers
  • Develop and implement tours for K12 audiences
  • Plan and execute K12 outreach lessons
  • Oversee creation of K-12 promotional brochure and distribution of brochures
  • Develop pre and post visit materials for field trips and outreach lessons
  • Build and maintain relationships with area schools and educators

Family Programs:

  • Organize Family Arts Academy weekend workshops
  • Plan and execute family outreach lessons and engagement with community organizations and events
  • Coordinate projects for outreach festivals
  • Develop family tours and gallery guides
  • Camp Programs
  • Hire and train all camp staff
  • Promote and oversee Summer Camp, a major source of revenue for PAFA

Administrative Duties:

  • Supervise part-time staff for all programs
  • Maintain accurate budgets and participation statistics for all programs
  • Assist with grant writing and other fundraising initiatives
  • Coordinate with Marketing Department to advertise all programs
  • Support the other activities of the Museum Education department as needed.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in Museum Education, Fine Art, Art History, Education or related field; Master’s highly preferred, or equivalent professional museum education experience
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience teaching in a classroom setting for K-12 audiences
  • Demonstrated supervisory experience and customer service skills
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Driver’s license and clean driving record required.
  • Ability to multi-task, work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Possess leadership qualities that foster teamwork and innovative programming.
  • Ability to work well with other staff.

To apply, please choose one of the following methods:

Apply Online

Please click on the link below, or copy/paste link into your browser to begin the online application process. A complete application will include a cover letter, resume/CV and list of professional references. Applicants missing the requested information will not be considered.

If submitting an application online, the preferred formats for all documents are Word or PDF. *Please note – when uploading your documents, please save your files in the following formats:

  • Cover Letter with professional references: [Last Name, First Name – Cover Letter]
  • Resume/CV: [Last Name, First Name – Resume and/or CV]

Online application link:

https://recruiting.myapps.paychex.com/appone/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=210974…

Apply By Mail

Please send a cover letter with salary requirements, resume or CV, and list of professional references to Human Resources, 128 N. Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19102. Applicants missing the requested information will not be considered.

The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages the recruitment and retention of qualified candidates for all positions. PAFA encourages members of all diverse groups to seek employment with us.
(Posted 9/6)

 

Social Media Coordinator, The Museum of the American Revolution, Philadelphia

The Social Media Coordinator will assist in the planning, management, and execution of  digital communications development for the web, social media, and e-mail campaigns, and manage special projects including video and audio production.

Primary Responsibilities:

Coordinate all social media platforms for the Museum to engage target audiences and support the implementation of the marketing and communications strategies.

Oversee cross-departmental social media working group;

write and schedule posts;

create social stories, short videos, and other features;

seek opportunities for digital partnerships with other institutions

Track goals and metrics to measure social media success and draft monthly reports

Responsible for writing in short and long formats for various outlets such as blog posts, emails, and social posts. Also provide editorial review internally to ensure consistent messages across departments.

Maintain an editorial calendar for web, email, and social media.

Monitor and engage with social media audience, i.e. read, review, and respond to comments, shares, questions, etc.

Manage digital assets (video, photographs, etc.) for use in digital, print, and other materials as needed, includes photography and image editing.

Track audience engagement through Google analytics and social analytics. Work to increase SEO rankings, develop plans to grow audience and audience engagement statistics.

Stay up-to-date on current digital trends and bring new ideas to the Museum’s digital space

Assist with Museum’s two websites:create new events and updates pages,format images

Propose and develop new content

Participate in creative planning and brainstorming meetings.  Actively contribute ideas and strategies for expanding awareness and generating online contributions to support the Museum.

Manage special projects as needed.

Education:

Bachelor’s degree, with a demonstrated interest in history and the founding era preferred.

Experience/Skills

3-5 years relevant professional experience;

Solid written and verbal communication skills with strong storytelling capabilities

Deep familiarity and experience with social platforms (Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn) to engage a target audience

Experience with social media tools for business, including those offered by the major platforms and third parties.

Familiarity with paid social media buying and optimization preferred.

Willingness and ability to work nights, weekends and holidays as needed.

Photography and/or videography background

Knowledge of online marketing, web design, web development, UX/UI and SEO a plus

Knowledge of Drupal Content Management system, HTML and CSS

Demonstrated proficiency in programs for Adobe Creative Cloud

Ability to effectively manage and prioritize multiple projects;

Energetic and enthusiastic personality, good interpersonal skills;

Ability to work independently and as part of integrated team.

To apply, submit a cover letter, resume and three professional references to employment@amrevmuseum.org.

The Museum of the American Revolution is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
(Posted 9/6)

 

Major Gifts Officer, The Museum of the American Revolution, Philadelphia

The Major Gifts Officer raises funds for the organization by managing a portfolio of assigned, qualified donors assuring that as many as possible are retained as continuing donors to the organization and are upgraded in their giving and involvement. This position reports to the Vice President of Development.

Primary Responsibilities:

Qualify a portfolio of approximately 150 donor prospects

Create individual goals for each donor prospect in the portfolio based on their history of giving and the organization’s knowledge of their potential

Create a plan for each donor that will serve as a foundational communication and marketing plan for each person in the portfolio. Will faithfully and on a timely basis execute that plan so individuals in the portfolio are retained and upgraded

Proactively build relationships with new sources of support while deepening relationships with existing donors and members to further their loyalty and encourage higher levels of support and involvement

Work with other Museum staff to secure appropriate project information, including budgets, and create offers, proposals and asks that will be used with donor prospects in the portfolio to secure gifts

Create monthly reports as required by management that accurately reflect caseload activity and performance

Ensure maintenance of in-depth information on portfolio donors in Raiser’s Edge database

Recommend and participate in special events and recognition activities for donor, prospects, and committee volunteers

Serve as an effective spokeperson and representative for the Museum of the American Revolution

Maintain best fundraising practices, including achieving weekly, monthly, and annual contact goals

Perform other major donor activities as may be required.

Education

Bachelor’s degree required, with fundraising training and certifications desirable

Experience/Skills

Proven ability to independently close major gifts of $25,000 and above demonstrated through recent experience as a donor-facing calling officer

Strong organization skills and demonstrated experience in project management

Excellent written and verbal communication skills; strong interpersonal and teamwork skills

Demonstrated ability to take initiative, work independently, and effectively solve problems

Discretion with sensitive information.

Experienced user of The Raiser’s Edge or comparable fundraising software as well as Microsoft Word, Excel and other reporting tools

Personal interest in M*AR’s mission

Collegial and collaborative style and ability to thrive in a team-oriented environment

Willingness to travel

Education Level:
Bachelor’s degree required, with fundraising training and certifications desirable

To apply, submit a cover letter, resume and three professional references to employment@amrevmuseum.org.

The Museum of the American Revolution is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
(Posted 9/6)

 

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.