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Community Outreach Director, Cumberland County Historical Society, Carlisle

The Community Outreach Director position is directly responsible to the Executive Director with all the rights, responsibilities, and benefits as described in the Personnel Policy Manual. The Community Outreach Director takes the lead role in special initiatives including marketing, heritage tourism, historic preservation, community engagement, fundraiser coordination and program development with CCHS department heads. The position manages one part-time Events and Marketing position.

Primary Duties:

  • Oversees community outreach and logistics for CCHS events, programs, workshops and occasional conferences in conjunction with the CVVB and other partner groups
  • Coordinates and is responsible for CCHS’ annual programming calendar in coordination with department heads and committee chairs.
  • Oversees logistics and marketing for the annual McLain Celtic Bash, Annual Golf Tournament, Annual Meeting, and other fundraisers for the Society.
  • Takes the lead role on working with the Executive Director and staff in the application of grants and in the solicitation of event and fundraising sponsorships
  • Oversees outreach and logistics of CCHS’ Historic Preservation initiatives including the promotion of the County Register of Historic Places Program, in cooperation with the County Historic Register Committee and preservation tours (taverns, mills, historic properties and preservation tours etc.)
  • Oversees and promotes the Cumberland County Preservation Roundtable to facilitate dialogue and community engagement about the preservation of historical, cultural and natural resources and the interconnectedness of these resources. 
  • Represents CCHS at outreach events, table booths, professional development, and networking events (i.e. Chamber of Commerce Mixers etc.)
  • Takes the lead role in the development and implementation of marketing strategies for CCHS and serves on the Society’s web-development leadership team
  • Pursue business and industry in Cumberland County and surrounding counties to form alliances for contributions.
  • Investigates marketing opportunities on local and regional websites including free governmental and tourism sites
  • Works closely with the Education Curator and other Department Heads to develop and implement strategies for the advertisement and promotion of home schooling opportunities, history workshops, genealogy programs, talks, tours and museum department programs
  • Assists Education Curator in coordinating with private and public schools to advertise CCHS educational opportunities.
  • Oversees, develops and implements a marketing plan with specific “West Shore” marketing strategies and objectives
  • Assists the Executive Director in the implementation of the Society’s Awards and Scholarships POPS Program in coordination with Awards and Scholarships Committee
  • Assists the Executive Director in the development of a county-wide and regional partnerships with simpatico organizations locally and abroad
  • Assists the Executive Director with other assigned fundraising duties and responsibilities
  • Serves as lead liaison with assigned committees and reports work at quarterly Community Outreach Committee meetings.
  • Delegates set up (with E&M Assistant, Historic Properties Coordinator and volunteers) for programs, tours, lectures, and events
  • Attends and/or assigns E&M Assistant to community planning meetings pertinent to CCHS mission and outreach i.e. DCA, CVVB, other arts, humanities, festival planning meetings
  • Oversees and assigns E&M Assistant with social & print media production and marketing
  • Oversees and coordinates, with staff, membership cultivation, growth, and innovation
  • Oversees and assigns E&M Assistant with the management of the membership database and oversees with the Assistant membership renewals and special membership promotions
  • Takes the lead role on the recruitment and training of outreach and events specific volunteers including reception area visitor’s services representatives
  • Assists with outreach educational activities including special initiatives in the G.B. Stuart History Workshop
  • Assists the E&M Assistant and Historic Properties Coordinator with rental inquiries at Two Mile House, Todd Hall, or Cumberland Room
  • Delegates the E&M Assistant and volunteers with special mailing initiatives
  • Oversees the promotion and development of CCHS’ Friends and Partners Program

Qualifications and expectations:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Proven marketing and fundraising skills and experience
  • Ability to operate telephone system and Microsoft Office software
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Promotes the mission of the CCHS
  • BA or MA in related field minimum or commensurate work experience
  • Ability to flex schedule and work evenings and weekends

The Cumberland County Historical Society located in Carlisle, PA seeks a highly motivated, energetic Community Outreach Director. This multifaceted position requires experience and proficiency with working on multiple and diverse projects and having constant public interaction and engagement. Proven marketing and fundraising experience will be a key distinguishing factor in choosing a candidate. This is a salaried position with health benefits package.

START DATE:
November 2020
HOW TO APPLY:
Interested candidates should email a cover letter, resumé and contact information for three references no later than October 2, 2020 to Executive Director jillari@historicalsociety.com Prospected candidates should be prepared to interview in October and are welcome to inquire about salary information when their application materials are emailed. Attached documents must be in Microsoft Word or PDF formats. No phone calls will be accepted.
MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE SOCIETY AND OUR OUTREACH INITIATIVES AT WWW.HISTORICALSOCIETY.COM
(Posted 9/15)

Office Coordinator, Lebanon County Historical Society, Lebanon

  • Description –2 employee site, coordinator and archivist, in an organization existing since 1898. The Museum and Archival Library is open Tuesday to Friday 10-5, Saturday 10 -2, closed Sunday and Monday. The employees are paid hourly and have no health benefits. Salary is $12.00 per hour
  • Duties include the following: opening and closing the Society, responding to email and phone calls, maintaining membership lists, processing donations, receiving visitors and conducting tours,  scheduling  group tours, operating Retail Pro computer system for gift shop, helping produce Quarterly newsletter , entering data and maintaining Past Perfect museum database, performing typing , filing, computer and interpersonal communication.
  • Skills required: Organizational, Microsoft Office programs facility, an interest in history, a cordial personality
  • Recommendations required.
  • Contact Carol Christ at cachrist2@gmail.com with questions and to submit resumes.
    (Posted 9/15)

Executive Director, Erie Art Museum, Erie

The Erie Art Museum seeks a multi-talented museum professional as its next Executive Director to build on this regional museum’s profile at the center of a multimillion-dollar downtown reinvestment initiative. The successful candidate will be a visible and strategic leader able to shepherd Board, staff, and stakeholders through a multi-year capacity-building process, while developing and implementing dynamic programming for broad audiences. The ED will bring strong curatorial and collections management knowledge to leverage the museum’s numerous assets, including a collection of 8000+ items and a base of supporting regional artists. OPPORTUNITIES:  Further develop programming, exhibitions and educational opportunities. Strengthen collaborations, including with community partners and nearby urban cultural hubs.  Build on the museum’s recent success at establishing a small endowment and solid financial footing to grow long-term financial sustainability.  Strengthen EAM’s reputation as a regional cultural destination. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: Guide institutional planning, staff oversight, collections and program development. Provide significant fundraising leadership, working in partnership with an engaged Board. REQUIREMENTS: BA; MA preferred in art history/museum education or related field. 4+ years’ experience as successful museum director or equivalent experience in senior management at large institution/related cultural organization. Experience managing professional staff and interest in leading a small hands-on museum with dedicated staff. Proven fundraising ability including donor relations and grant-funded projects. Curatorial experience and art-world networks an asset. Public-facing person with strong communication skills. http://www.erieartmuseum.org/.  Full qualifications/how to apply at: www.museum-search.com/open-searches/. Apply by 10/26/20 to SearchandRef@museum-search.com.  EOE.  Nominations welcome.
(Posted 9/13)

Executive Director, Paul Robeson House and Museum, Philadelphia

The West Philadelphia Cultural Alliance (WPCA), which operates the Paul Robeson House & Museum, is primed for growth, and seeks its first paid full-time Executive Director to guide programs, engage the community and build a sustainable base of support.

The West Philadelphia Cultural Alliance is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Founded in 1984 by Frances P. Aulston, the WPCA offers programming that centers on the principles and social activism of the extraordinary Paul Robeson, Esq. He continues to inspire people in this country and all over the world who come to tour the house at 4951 Walnut Street where he spent the last 10 years of his life.

The Robeson House is a go-to space for events sponsored by community groups, along with programs initiated by the WPCA. The Executive Director will build upon our base of community partnerships to make the house a hub for creativity, African American heritage, and a place where people can come together in pursuit of freedom, justice and resiliency.

The WPCA found its footing under the adept leadership of Aulston and expanded its reach under Vernoca L. Michael, the volunteer Acting Executive Director. Under Michael’s leadership, the WPCA raised significant resources to pay off the mortgage last year on the Robeson House and administrative offices next door.

The new Executive Director will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for WPCA’s volunteers, programs, expansion and execution of its mission. The WPCA is seeking someone who will engage civic stakeholders and funders, strengthen the organization internally by assisting in recruiting a strong Board of Directors, and build strategic plans for growth financially and programmatically.

The position is funded for two years by a generous grant from the African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. An evaluation of the Executive Director’s progress will be executed after the first year.

Salary range: $45,000-$50,000 per year, including benefits.

COVID-19 consideration: Due to the pandemic, the Robeson House is closed. All interactions for this position will be done by email and Zoom video conferencing.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Programmatic Vision, Planning & Business Strategies:
Ensure ongoing local programmatic excellence and rigorous program evaluation.
Complete the strategic business planning process for program expansion into new markets. Explore ways to use local programs as a model for regional and national replication.
Build partnerships with programmatic and community partners.
Establish relationships with the funders, and political and community leaders.

Leadership & Management:
Actively engage and energize WPCA volunteers, board members, committees, partnering organizations and funders.
Ensure consistent quality of finance and administration, fundraising, communications, and systems; recommend timelines and resources needed to achieve the strategic goals.
Ensure effective systems to track progress and regularly evaluate financial and program components, and to measure and communicate success to the board, funders and other constituents.
Develop a new financial system for WPCA.

Communications & Fundraising:
Be an external local, regional and national presence that publishes and communicates program results to share WPCA success.
Deepen and refine all aspects of communications—from web presence to external relations with the goal of creating a stronger brand for WPCA.
Expand local revenue generating and fundraising activities to support existing program operations.
Use external presence and relationships to garner new opportunities.

QUALIFICATIONS

The Executive Director must be thoroughly committed to the WPCA mission. All candidates should have proven leadership, recruiting, coaching and financial management experience, and familiarity with nonprofit management.

Specific requirements include:
Unwavering commitment to quality programs and data-driven program evaluation.
Passion, idealism, integrity, positive attitude, mission-driven and self-directed.
Excellence in organizational management with the ability to interact effectively with financial personnel and volunteers; manage, set and achieve strategic objectives, and manage the annual budget.
Strong marketing, public relations and fundraising experience with the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders and cultures.
Strong written and verbal communication skills. a persuasive and passionate communicator with excellent interpersonal and multidisciplinary project skills.
Action-oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptable and innovative approach to business planning.
Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people.
Demonstrated ability to develop operational strategies that have taken an organization to the next stage of growth.
Preference for candidates who have:
Five or more years of senior management, administrative and budgeting experience.
Some knowledge of museums and non-profits management.
Experience in educational or tour programs.
Past success working with a Board of Directors with the ability to cultivate existing board member relationships.
Experience in managing physical property and renovations.
Advanced degree, ideally a master’s degree.

OTHER ITEMS OF NOTE:
Work schedule: Combination weekday and weekend. Most tours and programs occur on weekends.

New Executive Director’s job is scheduled to start in January 2021.

The position is funded for two years only.

WHAT TO SUBMIT:
Cover Letter
Resume
Three (3) Letters of Reference. They should be emailed directly to WPCA at wpcaprhm@gmail.com, and not sent through the applicant.
All application materials should be emailed to wpcaprhm@gmail.com. Materials will ONLY be accepted via email. No snail mail, please. Please send all documents as PDF attachments.

The application period ends Oct. 9, 2020. No applications will be accepted after the deadline. For questions, please email Vernoca L. Michael at wpcaprhm@gmail.com.

Deadline for Applications: FRIDAY, OCT. 9, 2020

UPDATING APPLICANTS:
We will notify you by email when we receive your application, and if we require more information.
Three weeks after the Oct. 9, 2020, deadline, we will notify you of your status. We will either invite you to a virtual interview before the WPCA Executive Director Search Committee or inform you that you have not been chosen to proceed further as a candidate for the position.
(Posted 9/14)

 

Executive Director, The Artist-Blackmith’s Association of North America, Johnstown

The Artist-Blacksmith’s Association of North America, Inc. (ABANA) seeks a highly qualified
Executive Director responsible for the day-to-day operation of its permanent headquarters in
Johnstown, Pennsylvania. The Executive Director will report to the ABANA Board of Directors.
Responsibilities include furthering ABANA’s mission by administering programs, fund raising,
marketing, community outreach, strategic planning, and other new initiatives such as creating at
the headquarters a gallery of forged metal art, a retail store, a library of ABANA documents, and a
repository of legacy tools and blacksmith work.

Candidates interested in this position are invited to provide a 200-word statement that sets out
their vision for ABANA’s mission, growth and accomplishment. By September 20, 2020, please
transmit this statement along with salary requirements in a one-page letter of intent to
president@abana.org. Qualified candidates will receive the full position description and an
invitation to formally apply.

ABANA does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race,
color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin. ABANA will take
affirmative action to ensure that applicants and employees are treated fairly and without regard to
their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.
(Post 9/2)

Executive Director, Everhart Museum, Scranton

Organization
As one of the oldest museums in Pennsylvania, the Everhart Museum is a vibrant interdisciplinary museum with significant collections in American folk art and wide-ranging specimens of natural history native to Northeastern Pennsylvania. The museum was founded in 1908 by Dr. Isaiah Fawkes Everhart, a Scranton physician, Civil War veteran, and taxidermist, who devoted much of his time to the study of the flora and fauna around him. The collection continued to grow throughout the 20th century with holdings added in 19th century and contemporary American art and regionally-made Dorflinger glass. The mission has remained true to its founder to spark the imagination, challenge thought, and provide enjoyment through its collections, exhibits, and programs and to strive to integrate natural history, science, and art into the lives of people.

Located in the heart of the historic Nay Aug (‘noisy brook’) Park, the Everhart Museum is nestled alongside hiking trails leading up to the impressive Nay Aug Falls. The park was designed by Central Park landscape architect Frederick Law Olmstead. Housed in a masonry structure designed in a Beaux-Arts style in keeping with the City Beautiful Movement of the early 20th century, the Everhart Museum has 15 gallery spaces that provide display areas for both permanent and temporary exhibitions. As a Folk and Traditional Arts Partner with the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, the Everhart Museum works to sustain cultural and artistic practices rooted in the histories, traditions, and everyday lives of people in Lackawanna, Luzerne, Pike, Susquehanna, Wayne and Wyoming counties

A regionally acclaimed museum that brings people together with shared experiences, the Everhart Museum creates unexpected connections through dynamic exhibitions, events, programming, and partnerships. Programs that engage local artists include open studios, an artist-in-residence initiative, a zine library, and an art therapy program that works with survivors from the Women’s Resource Center and residents of the United Methodist Homes who are living with early-stage Alzheimer’s and dementia. In 2019, the Everhart Museum hosted its first Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Lights that celebrates new beginnings. Throughout the pandemic and the museum’s temporary closure, it has provided free programming for the community, including happy hour art classes, a virtual classroom series based on its natural history collection, and Museum Adventure Kits. Exclusive to the Everhart Museum, Museum Adventure Kits are curated boxes of hands-on activities with digital codes for access to live classroom experiences with museum educators. Each week has a unique story to tell, as campers follow characters through adventures in nature, art, and mysteries of the ancient world based on the museum’s collections

The Everhart Museum is governed by a 20-member board of trustees, under the leadership of Board Chair Don Frederickson, Esq. For the fiscal year ending December 31, 2019, Everhart Museum had a $2 million endowment and reported revenues of $901,562, with $570,684 from contributions and grants and $147,854 from investment income. Total reported expenses were $810,834.

Community
Located in Scranton, a city in Northeast Pennsylvania’s Lackawanna County, the Everhart Museum is within a two- to three-hour drive from New York City, Philadelphia, and Baltimore. The metropolitan areas of Boston and Washington, DC are five hours away. Scranton is the sixth largest city in the state, with a population of 76,653 residents. Scranton school districts are top ranked for their diversity and their college-preparatory schools, with a 14:1 student-teacher ratio. There is a wealth of academic communities in the local area, including The University of Scranton, Lackawanna College, Marywood University, and Pennsylvania State University, as well as Princeton University and University of New Haven, which are located a few hours away. The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International airport is just 10 minutes from the city center.

Scranton’s growth began in the early 1840s when the Scranton brothers established the Lackawanna Iron and Coal Company and the historic Scranton Iron Furnaces. In the 1850s, the Lakawana and Western Railroad was formed from a number of smaller lines, which created a hub for the transport of goods by steam engine. Today, the Steamtown National Historic Site occupies a 40-acre yard of this important railroad and preserves the history of early railway expansion. Industrial history lovers will also enjoy visiting the Scranton Iron Furnaces and the Lackawanna Coal Mine.

Scranton’s “Electric City” nickname began when electric lights were introduced in 1880 at the Dickson Manufacturing Company. Six years later, the country’s first streetcars began operating in Scranton. The Electric City Trolley Museum preserves and operates pieces of Pennsylvania streetcar history. Many of Scranton’s attractions celebrate its heritage as an industrial center in iron and coal production as well as its ethnic diversity. The Houdini Museum, which features films, exhibits, and a stage show in a unique century-old building, is another popular destination in Scranton.

For a world-class hike, Scranton is 90-minute drive from the Appalachian Trail and the natural wonders of Niagara Falls are just a half-day’s drive away. For all winter sports along with a robust collection of casinos, Montage Mountain Ski Resort is conveniently located in Northeast Pennsylvania’s scenic Pocono Mountain Region. The Montage recreation area hosts skiing, golf concerts, and a Triple-A Minor League Baseball team. The 26.2-mile Steamtown Marathon has been held each October since 1996 and finishes in downtown Scranton. Since the early 2000s, Scranton has become very popular as the setting for the hit NBC television series The Office, which is based on the fictitious Dunder Mifflin Paper Company. Fans of the show can participate in a self-guided walking tour of the characters’ favorite haunts, such as Alfredo’s Pizza Café or Poor Richard’s Pub.

Sources: edited from pennlive.com, lackwannahistory.org, thetimes-tribune.com, visitpa.org

Position Summary
Reporting to the board of trustees, the Executive Director will serve as the chief executive officer of the Everhart Museum, providing strategic direction to the staff in the development and implementation of exhibitions, public programs, collections management, resource development, and community engagement. A collaborative leader, the Executive Director will build authentic relationships with the community by regularly communicating with civic leaders and public officials and developing and nurturing partnerships with community groups, regional cultural partners, and the nonprofit community. The Executive Director will be accountable for the management of the Everhart Museum’s fiscal, physical, and human resources, ensuring adherence to the policies and budgets set forth by the board of trustees and in compliance with applicable laws and accepted museum practices.

Roles and Responsibilities
Strategic Leadership and Communication

Guide and ensure the implementation of institutional strategic planning.
Develop annual work plans that ensure institutional priorities guide community partnerships and operational activities.
Actively engage in community activities to represent the museum to civic and public leaders, educational and community organizations, and nonprofit partners and develop collaborative partnerships that increase both museum visibility and visitation and participation in its programs and events
Implement an effective communication strategy that includes online marketing, social media, press releases, newsletters, and other communication tools to promote the museum’s exhibitions, education programs, and special events, acting as the museum’s principal media spokesperson.
Conduct transparent staff communication with regular meetings and processes to ensure cross departmental coordination in support of organizational goals.

Revenue Enhancement and Community Engagement

Provide strategy and leadership to the museum’s development activities, supervising the development staff and cultivating and stewarding relationships with donors and foundation and corporate partners.
Leverage the networks of the board, especially development committee members, to maximize contributed revenue and sponsorship opportunities for the museum’s annual campaign, exhibition and programs, and capital projects.
Collaborate with the development committee to organize and develop a rich membership program that supports the museum’s financial and civic needs, as well as encourages general public participation in museum activities.
Oversee grant application calendar and work with museum staff to prepare and submit grant applications, monitoring compliance and reporting within grant parameters.

Management and Operations

Provide day-to-day management and supervision of the museum staff, set performance goals and objectives, encourage staff’s creative and professional development, and create and support a workplace environment that fosters employee engagement, satisfaction, and a high level of professional performance.
Establish a robust human resources management process that includes annual revisions of personnel job descriptions and compensation, performance reviews, and updates of the employee policy manual.
Assume primary responsibility for the preparation of the annual financial budget and operating plans, collaborating with the Director of Finance, the treasurer, and the finance committee, for submission to the full board.
Monitor the budget throughout the year, present monthly or periodic reports to the finance committee in conjunction with the Director of Finance, and establish the appropriate internal controls for all financial matters of the institution.
Develop strategies for the funding and implementation of a maintenance plan for the current and future needs of the physical plant
Direct the activities of the curatorial and education departments to ensure the development of an exciting and relevant combination of exhibitions, educational programs, and special events.
Ensure proper standards of care for the permanent collections, as well as loaned items, based on professional standards and best practices as set forth by the American Alliance of Museums.

Governance and Board Relations

Build and nurture a strong relationship with the board of trustees and support the work of board committees as appropriate.
Ensure the efficient and timely development and distribution of agenda and reports and provide board members with information to help them reach decisions that advance the mission and goals of the museum.
Facilitate the flow of all information between the board and the museum staff
Attend monthly board, executive committee, and other committee meetings.
Serve as an effective partner to the board’s policy-making role by researching and recommending best practice policies, procedures, and plans and lead the organization in the successful implementation of board decisions.
Collaborate with the board and internal and external stakeholders to develop a strategic plan for the capital and major maintenance needs of the facility, considering a potential expansion based on programming needs and institutional direction.
Oversee the establishment of an intranet platform or equivalent information system for effective flow of information among staff, board members, and volunteers.

Traits and Characteristics
The Executive Director will be a collaborative people-oriented leader who can enthusiastically interact with a diverse constituency and provide museumgoers with a positive and rewarding experience. The Executive Director will have the capacity to adapt to frequent change while maintaining focus on the organization’s goals and priorities. They will establish high performance standards for themself and their team, identify and secure the resources needed to achieve results, and hold themself and the team accountable while recognizing and appreciating individual contributions. A creative and innovative professional, the Executive Director will be knowledgeable of professional and ethical standards set forth by the American Alliance of Museums. Collaborative, resourceful, and intellectually curious, the Executive Director will be a skilled communicator and enthusiastic promoter of the value and impact of museums for life-long learning.

Other key competencies include:

Leadership and Teamwork – The capacity to articulate a vision and create a sense of purpose and direction for internal and external stakeholders, build trust by demonstrating respect and integrity, and create an environment where team members are appreciated and supported, enabling their success.
Problem Solving and Project Management – The ability to define, analyze, and diagnose key components of a problem to formulate a solution and to identify and oversee all resources, tasks, and people to obtain results.
Interpersonal Skills and Diplomacy – The aptitude to handle situations gracefully and with sensitivity, develop and nurture relationships with people across the organization and throughout the community, and communicate effectively by listening, observing, and appreciating cultural and personal perspectives.
Personal Accountability – The willingness to self-evaluate and answer for personal actions and decisions, recognize and learn from mistakes, and listen and use feedback for personal improvement.

Qualifications
Qualified applicants will have a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent experience) in museum studies, art history, natural science or other fields that relate to the interpretation of the museum; a master’s degree is preferred. A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in a senior-level position, including personnel and resource management preferably with a museum or cultural nonprofit organization, is required. The ideal candidate will be an experienced fundraiser with a successful track record of securing gifts from individuals and grants from foundation, corporate, and public sources. They will also have excellent communication skills and will be comfortable speaking publicly.

Compensation and Benefits
The Everhart Museum’s compensation and benefits package includes health insurance, paid time off, paid holidays, and professional development opportunities.

Applications and Inquiries
To submit a cover letter and resume with a summary of demonstrable accomplishments (electronic submissions preferred), please  visit artsconsulting.com/employment. For questions or general inquiries about this job opportunity, please contact:

Ms. Wyona Lynch-McWhite
Senior Vice President
(Posted 9/2)

 

Director of Information Technology, The Franklin Institute, Philadelphia

The Franklin Institute, the most visited museum in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, strives to be the world leader in promoting science and technology education and literacy through inspiring and engaging experiences that cultivate curiosity, critical thinking, and an understanding of the crucial role science plays in our lives.

At The Franklin Institute, we provide an environment that’s as nurturing as it is dynamic. Our team-oriented approach allows for ample learning and career growth opportunities. We think you’ll find the Institute offers the ideal atmosphere in which to best use your skills and talents. We are eager for your input, ideas, and inspiration.

Position Description:

The Director of Information Technology leads the development and execution of TFI’s information technology strategy, addressing the critical areas of people, process, information, and technology.  The Director of Information Technology will be instrumental in aligning the Institutes business of today while directing for the business of tomorrow to support visitor experience, CRM, Business Intelligence, revenue enhancements, and enterprise applications for The Franklin Institute.

The Director of IT will establish the technical direction of data platforms, IT enterprise architecture, provide operational leadership and proactively ensures the reliable operation of the overall IT back-office and visitor-facing IT environment.  This individual will be responsible for supporting the portfolio of business applications, managing project oversight, risk management, data privacy, integrity, and security as well as lead TFI in the transformation and implementation of best practices for the management of IT.  The Director of IT will deliver solutions to align TFI’s cross-functional business objectives and priorities to benefit the staff and constituents who visit, donate, participate in, and support the work of the Franklin Institute.

This position reports directly to the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and is responsible for managing the IT team.

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree; Master’s degree preferred; or equivalent field experience.
  • 10 years of experience in progressively responsible IT positions.  Preferably in non-profit environments.
  • Experience leading cross-functional enterprise-level application and data analytic initiatives including CRM and ERP.  Retail, sales, and/or fundraising experience a plus.
  • Ability to influence and positively motivate others; proven success and effective negotiation and relationship building skills.
  • Proven experience as a digital pathfinder and change agent.
  • Experience in IT financial management and budget forecasting, with a successful track record of direct responsibility in managing annual IT budgets of at least $1M.
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Thorough knowledge of information technology including hybrid cloud environments, virtualized computing systems, network operation systems, Office 365, cyber security, PCI, and information privacy and security.

Benefits Information:

The Franklin Institute offers a comprehensive benefits package including health, dental, and vision, 401K, life insurance and disability coverage. We also offer generation Paid Time Off, paid holidays, and numerous wellness program benefits.

Please submit your cover letter and resume to employment@fi.edu or visit our Careers page at https://www.fi.edu/join-our-team/job-openings.(Posted 9/1)

Marketing Manager, The Museum of the American Revolution, Philadelphia

The Marketing Manager will develop, manage, and implement marketing strategies that result in audience growth, increased visibility and brand awareness, on-site attendance, and digital engagement.

The Museum of the American Revolution uncovers and shares compelling stories about the diverse people and complex events that sparked America’s ongoing experiment in equality and self-government.  The Museum, a private, non-profit educational organization, opened to the public in April 2017 and has since welcomed nearly three-quarters of a million guests. The Museum is poised to play a key leadership role in the approaching 250th anniversary of the nation’s founding in 2026.

Primary Areas of Responsibility:

In collaboration with the Director of Communications and under the supervision of the COO, manage all marketing and promotional activities for the Museum, developing goal-driven, audience-centric marketing strategies for the Museum. Be proactively responsible for implementation of all marketing activities.

Develop and execute the Museum’s advertising plan with a strong focus on digital advertising

Write effective, engaging marketing copy for a variety of channels, including, but not limited to, traditional and digital advertising, print, website, and email.

Work collaboratively with Museum’s graphic designer to create multi-channel marketing materials in line with strategic marketing goals and objectives.

Lead marketing project management and work closely with all divisions to ensure deadlines are met.

Monitor and report on effectiveness of marketing campaigns. Analyze and synthesize insights from multi-channel marketing touchpoints to make recommendations for refining marketing strategies, in line with Museum goals.

Develop and implement on-site and online visitor surveys; evaluate and report results on visitor preferences and demographic data to better inform marketing initiatives.

Maintain effective internal communications to ensure that all relevant company functions are kept informed of marketing objectives.

Build and manage relationships with local cultural institutions and partners in coordinated effort to promote region as a tourist attraction.

Represent the Marketing Department at both internal and external events as needed.

Perform other duties as assigned.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

Bachelor’s degree or higher

3-5 years of marketing related experience with a museum, cultural organization, tourist attraction or other not-for-profit organization

Strong preference for candidates with demonstrated successful experience in digital marketing, with an emphasis on Facebook Ads Manager and Google Ads

Experience in developing effective promotional partnerships

Mission- and goal-driven, proactive, accountable, and results-oriented, with growth mindset

Analytical, with creative outlook

Superior writing skills required

Strong project management and organizational skills

Ability to produce under tight deadlines with multiple priorities

Ability to work independently and as part of a dynamic team

Ability to work weekends, evening hours, or holidays as needed

Proficient computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite programs. Knowledge of and proficiency using e-CRM and CMS systems preferred

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 9/1)

Curatorial Assistant, The Wharton Esherick Museum, Malvern

The Wharton Esherick Museum seeks a Curatorial Assistant for a two-year position beginning November 2020, funded by a grant from The Henry Luce Foundation. This position will support a project to improve stewardship and understanding of, and increase public access to, a comprehensive collection of the artwork, archives, and personal belongings of American artist Wharton Esherick, including almost 3000 objects dating from the 1700s to the 1970s. The Curatorial Assistant will focus on research, processing, digitizing, and conservation efforts in order to update collections management standards and policies and develop conservation priorities. The position is part-time (24-30 hours per week), with a rate of pay at $27-29 hourly, depending on experience, as well as a $4000 benefits stipend. This position will entail both on-site and remote work. 

Position responsibilities:      

  • Work with the Director of Curatorial Affairs and Strategic Partnerships to develop a strategic approach to these tasks
  • Assess, catalog, and process objects in the Museum’s collections management database, creating or updating records as needed; this will include supporting the shift to new collections management software
  • Research objects and archival materials from the collection with the purpose of expanding both internal files and public online access 
  • Provide documentary photography and scan objects and archival materials according to current archival/collection standards
  • Assist photographer with professional documentation of collection objects
  • Assist with the care and use of collections by ensuring proper storage and handling, moving, packing, installation, or deinstallation of objects
  • Assist with the development of a conservation plan providing goals and objectives for improved care and management of collections, including plans for preventative conservation and prioritization of conservation needs
  • Develop content related to these activities for the museum’s website and social media
  • Other duties as assigned

Requirements

  • Master’s degree in Art History, Library and Information Science, Museum Studies, Digital Humanities, Public History or a related field, or commensurate experience
  • Experience with processing and digitization in collections/archives, including use of a collections management system, and a desire to learn new technology and software
  • Knowledge of the concepts, principles, and practices of collections/archival management, including proper handling, documentation, preservation and maintenance of objects 
  • Excellent organizational, project, and time management skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Proficiency in the use of computers and Microsoft Office software
  • Ability to adapt to changing circumstances and priorities 
  • Willingness to work within physical and schedule restrictions related to precautions around COVID-19
  • Has the ability to work remotely

How to Apply

Applicants should send a resume and cover letter combined as a single document in PDF format to jobs@whartonesherickmuseum.org by the end of the day on Friday, September 25th. Please indicate in the subject line, “Curatorial Assistant Position.” See www.whartonesherickmuseum.org for more information on the museum. No phone inquiries please.

The Wharton Esherick Museum embraces diversity and equal opportunity and is committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, difference, perspectives, and skills. We are an equal opportunity employer (and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without any regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.) We believe the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be.
(Posted 9/1)

The Williams Director of the Penn Museum, Philadelphia

About the Penn Museum:
Established in 1887, the Penn Museum is home to one of the most important collections of artifacts and archaeological finds in the world. Each object, of the more than one million we steward in our collection, tells an irreplaceable and incredible story?from artifacts that reveal our first existence on earth to the only pharaonic palace in a museum collection outside of Egypt, and the largest ancient Sphinx you can see in the western hemisphere, who, through a major recent renovation, now welcomes visitors in our Main Entrance.

Our journey as an institution began with the first American excavation in the Middle East, a groundbreaking undertaking in the history of archaeological researchof the ancient Mesopotamian city of Nippur. Since that time, our work as an active research institution, through over 300 field excavations or anthropological research projects around the world, has been a defining pillar of our mission and a key differentiator for the Museum on a global scale. This work is continued today by 22 curators, 5 teaching specialists, and over 150 affiliated consulting scholars.

A majority of the objects we house come from these field excavations and research projects, and are organized in eleven curatorial sections. These include both archaeological collections and 120,000 ethnographic objects documenting and meaningful to the peoples of Africa, Asia, Oceania, and the Americas. Stewardship of this collection is an important part of our mission; in some instances collection stewardship engages tribal nations and source community stakeholders. Housed in 40 storerooms within the Museum and offsite, these vast and varied collections are in active service to the University of Pennsylvania community, and to researchers and borrowing institutions nationally and internationally.

The excavation and research project records are held in our Museum Archives and used extensively by our curators and interpretive planners to provide truly insightful and compelling context to our galleries, where visitors can travel the entire globe in a day?from Africa, Asia, the Americas and the Mediterranean, to the pharaohs of ancient Egypt, the pyramids of early Mexico and all the way up to the lives of Native American communities today.

We welcome over 180,000 annual visitors each year, drawn to our exhibitions, galleries, and extensive range of public programs from throughout the Greater Philadelphia region and Northeast Corridor, as well as national and international visitors. Those who can’t make the trip in-person can explore through the Digital Penn Museum, where they can delve into our collections, and watch films and lectures: more than 400,000 objects in the collection have online records, and visitors from all over the world engage with our online program content, with YouTube views regularly surpassing 1.5 million views per year, and over 3 million views in the current year.

Education is and always has been at the heart of our mission. An Academic Engagement Department established in 2013 to facilitate greater use by Penn faculty and students of its collections through object-based learning now serves over 5,000 Penn undergraduates and 150 classes each year in museum-based curricular activities. Academic Engagement Program offerings now include intensive classes, work-study opportunities, summer fieldwork support, senior capstone programs, social programming, and student-led docent tours. In fall 2014, a year after the establishment of the Academic Engagement program, the Penn Museum, with Penn’s School of Arts and Sciences, launched the Center for the Analysis of Archaeological Materials (CAAM). CAAM offers the facilities, materials, equipment, and expert personnel to teach and mentor Penn students in a range of scientific techniques crucial to archaeologists and other scholars as they seek to interpret the past in interdisciplinary contexts that link the natural sciences, social sciences and humanities. Courses offered through CAAM, range from undergraduate freshmen to graduate seminars; a minor in archaeological science is also offered.

Combining this Center with opportunities to work with extraordinary archaeological collections, and to participate in varied and stimulating excavation projects, is unique in North America, and has established Penn Museum as a leading archaeological teaching center in the world.

Beyond campus, the Penn Museum serves over 35,000 K-12 students onsite each year, including 6,000 Philadelphia Title I public school students through a unique partnership with the School District of Philadelphia in a multi-stage, gift and grant-funded middle school program, Unpacking the Past. The program offers students a unique, up-close experience with ancient civilizations, enhancing their learning through hands-on lessons aligned with the common core curriculum. Unpacking the Past encourages students’ curiosity and invites them to return to the Museum for additional exploration by offering each one a free household membership for a full year. The Museum is also a leader in distance learning, offering remote classroom learning across North America and beyond.

The Penn Museum is in the final year of a comprehensive $102 million campaign, Building Transformation, part of Penn’s Power of Penn Campaign, concluding on June 30, 2021. Building Transformation works on more than one register: we are transforming our building through a game-changing renovation and reimagination process, including reinstallation of more than 44,000 square feet of gallery space, and by making our building fully accessible to everyone – families with strollers, people who need assistance in walking – for the very first time. But we are also building into our institutional fabric a fundamental philosophical transformation, embracing a commitment to tackle barriers to equity for our entire community our staff, our public, and our research and community partners and rethinking how to activate gallery experiences with new kinds of programming.

This work is intended to add up to an entirely new Museum experience, that offers a very public welcome, and exciting, compelling entry points to our collection and the stories it has to tell. To make sure these changes penetrate the consciousness of the public, our campaign work includes a fundamental reintroduction of our Museum to the community, through branding and identity work and strategic planning in public programs, advancing our goal to become a destination that will attract and welcome new and more diverse audiences and permanently change public perception of our Museum.

In November 2019, we celebrated the completion of the inaugural phase of the physical transformation, unveiling our new Penn Museum to the public, with more than 10,000 square feet of reimagined galleries and public spaces across our Museum’s Main level: We opened a new Sphinx Gallery, Mexico and Central America Gallery, and Africa Galleries. Along with the Middle East Galleries, opened in April 2018, and our long-term exhibition Native American Voices: The People – Here and Now which opened in 2014, all our Main Level galleries are bright, recently renovated spaces, follow leading practices in exhibition design and interpretive standards, and include cases with localized climate control and screened light levels for rotating displays of textiles. We also unveiled a fully renovated and air-conditioned 615-seat Harrison Auditorium, new restrooms, elevators, and visitor lounges. Along with the physical changes, and through a major regional marketing campaign including television partnership, we launched a new brand, created to signal openness and welcome public visitors.

The phase of the Building Transformation now underway is the renovation of the Egyptian Wing, opened in 1927, which includes 15,000 square feet of galleries over two floors which will be reimagined and reinstalled with our exceptional collections from Egypt and Nubia, including the installation of the architectural elements of the Palace of Merenptah at soaring full height of over 23 feet. The storerooms on the lower floor will also be renovated and reinstalled with compact storage, study spaces, and a seminar room, allowing teaching directly amid the collections, and unparalleled access for visiting scholars. Also in development are a new gallery of Human Evolution, and a gallery of Ancient Israel and Its Neighbors, making connections across cultures from the southern Levant and eastern Mediterranean. A final phase of the Building Transformation will see new galleries of Asia, and the renovation of the Museum’s famed Rotunda.

The Penn Museum is a center of the University of Pennsylvania reporting to the University Provost and is advised by a Board of Overseers which operates under guidelines established by the University Trustees. The Museum’s Board of Overseers currently has twenty-five Active Members (of maximum thirty allowed by Trustee bylaws). Two Overseers are also University Trustees, including the Chairman of the Museum’s Board of Overseers. There are also five Ex-Officio Members who are University and volunteer group representatives, including the Museum’s own Williams Director, the University of Pennsylvania President and Provost, and Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences. Finally, there are three Emeriti Members (a maximum of three allowed by Trustee bylaws); two are also University Trustees Emeriti.

In line with the University of Pennsylvania’s Responsibility Center Management model, the Museum is responsible for managing its direct revenue and expenses and must plan for and achieve a balanced operating budget every fiscal year. Additionally, the Penn Museum has a five-year forecast that accounts for the building renovation and the temporary effects on various revenue streams as galleries are taken offline for renovations. This forecast ensures the Museum will continue to be in strong financial health, ready to offer strong programmatic activity to audiences during the renovation project. The Museum is funded through a variety of sources, including investment income (managed with the University of Pennsylvania endowments); gifts from individuals, foundations, and corporations; grants; subvention from the University of Pennsylvania; and earned revenue from admissions, catering and rental fees, artifact loan fees, traveling exhibitions fees, publications, and K-12 and public programs.

The Penn Museum respectfully acknowledges that it is situated on Lenapehoking, the ancestral and spiritual homeland of the Unami Lenape.

Job Description

Reporting to the Provost of the University of Pennsylvania and working in partnership with the dedicated Board of Overseers, expert curators, a talented staff, and the faculty at the University, the Williams Director of the Penn Museum is responsible for providing vision and strategic leadership for the Museum, ensuring that it fulfills its mission as both an academic and public-facing institution, as well as overseeing its day-to-day operations. A steward of a vast collection of more than one million objects, the Williams Director will maintain the Museum’s momentum in supporting the University’s teaching and research mission while also engaging the public. The lead ambassador for the Penn Museum locally, nationally, and globally, the Williams Director will lead the fundraising campaign to complete its ambitious Building Transformation plan with new galleries of ancient Egypt, Nubia, Asia, and the physical renovation of the wings in which they sit. With a vision for how the Museum can leverage its strengths to deepen its engagement with students at the University of Pennsylvania, in the City of Philadelphia, and around the world, the Williams Director will develop and execute a new strategic plan. Finally, the Williams Director will be fluent in museum best practices, including current discussions regarding decolonization, and have an appreciation for and sophisticated understanding of material culture.

KEY RELATIONSHIPS

Reports to:
Provost

Direct reports:
Executive Director of Advancement

Merle-Smith Director of Learning and Public Engagement

Director of Marketing and Communications

Chief Operating Officer Deputy Director, Chief Curator, Head of Collections and Research

Other key relationships:
Board of Overseers

Dean, Penn Arts & Sciences

Vice Provost and Director, Penn Libraries

Executive & Artistic Director, Annenberg Center

Director, ICA

Dean, Stuart Weitzman School of Design

Senior Vice President, Development and Alumni Relations

Civic leaders in Philadelphia

Leaders of other Philadelphia Museums

Association of Art Museum Directors

Alliance of American Museums

CANDIDATE PROFILE

The University of Pennsylvania is seeking a creative and inspirational individual to lead the Penn Museum at this transformational moment for the Museum and our world. A global citizen with a deep commitment to scholarship and education for all, the Williams Director will have a strong reputation for cutting-edge leadership in the museum field and demonstrate both a passion and track record of success in engaging a wide range of audiences. A great public communicator, he/she/they will be able to translate anthropological and archaeological research and collections to all audiences, instilling excitement, passion, and an appreciation for the relevance of the Penn Museum’s collection of material culture to our current society. The Williams Director will have a vision and interest in building local and international relationships that expand anthropological knowledge and share the future potential of the Penn Museum through partnership. The Williams Director will demonstrate a strong commitment to anti-racism and inclusion as evidenced by his/her/their track record in recruiting and developing a diverse staff, creating a culture that welcomes difference, and meaningful engagement with typically underrepresented and underserved audiences. He/she/they will also demonstrate the interest, empathy, understanding, cultural agility and courage to sensitively and creatively engage with issues raised by communities that contest the provenance of artifacts. With a commitment to the research agenda of the scholars that the Penn Museum supports, the successful candidate will work effectively with faculty and students at Penn. In addition to developing synergies with arts groups at Penn, the Williams Director will forge impactful partnerships across the city of Philadelphia and around the globe. A strategist, the Williams Director will balance the four-fold focus of the Museum – teaching, research, collections stewardship, and public engagement – while leading the institution through all of the political complexities of operating a museum in the 21st century. This is an opportunity to support world-class active research, further realize Penn’s gift to Philadelphia, and continue to create “the best classroom in Philadelphia” as well on the university campus and across the globe.

IDEAL EXPERIENCE

Museum Leadership

Experience at a managerial level in a museum with public-facing programs.

Subject Matter Expertise

A museum professional with expertise in a relevant subject including anthropology, archaeology, art history, history, and classics. Ph.D. in a relevant field.

External Stakeholder and Community Engagement

Has served as an ambassador for an organization that engages with a wide range of audiences, ideally including the general public, civic leaders, and scholars. Experience with international and indigenous repatriation is a plus.

Demonstrated Commitment to Equity, Anti-Racism and Inclusion

Demonstrated success fostering an inclusive and diverse workplace built on equitable policies and procedures. Has a track record of including and engaging historically underserved and underrepresented communities, a crucial part of the Penn Museum’s mission.

Proven Track Record of Fundraising

Has experience raising financial support from individual and institutional donors and adapting successfully to a changing philanthropic landscape.

Fiscal Acumen

Experience with managing budgets; has responsibility for prioritizing and allocating resources.

Experience Leveraging Technology

Embraces technology and can demonstrate utilizing technology to improve services, visitor experience and/or create content

CRITICAL LEADERSHIP CAPABILITIES

Creative and Bold Organizational Leadership

Possessing unparalleled collections that are essential to the human story, the Penn Museum needs a bold, strategic and entrepreneurial leader to complete fundraising for and implementation of its ambitious Building Transformation plan, and launch discussions and planning for the next iteration of the Museum. The Williams Director will bring a sense of urgency, courage, and imagination in shaping and realizing opportunities to strengthen its academic and scholarly mission, make the Penn Museum welcoming to all the communities of Philadelphia and expand its reach across the nation and the globe. The leader will develop and execute an aspirational and achievable plan to fulfill this vision of an even more innovative and impactful institution.

Community Building and Community Engagement

With a talented team, bold-thinking Board, and engaged University administration, the Williams Director enters an eco-system where collaboration and partnership are essential to success. The next leader will embrace the opportunity to develop strong relationships within and beyond the Museum walls. Within the University of Pennsylvania, the Williams Director will develop authentic, trusted relationships with the faculty, students, and leaders of the institution, always seeking ways to support the intellectual and community life of the University. Externally, the Director will build partnerships, relationships, and joint efforts with the most impactful scholarly, educational, and community leaders across the globe, nation, and in the neighborhoods of Philadelphia. Known as a good listener, compelling speaker, and creative thinker, the Williams Director will connect with all stakeholders, spending time to understand their perspectives, and to communicate the Penn Museum’s goals. An inspiring speaker who will captivate audiences large and small, the successful candidate will build excitement and support for the vision of the Museum.

Collaborative Organizational Leadership

In a Museum that benefits from the support of the University, generous donors, and an exceptional team, the next Williams Director will bring strong executive skills, a strategic mindset, the highest level of integrity, and clearly-honed business acumen. Maintaining a healthy tension between pragmatism and bold ideas, the Williams Director will set ambitious plans and match resources with the articulated goals. Valuing transparency and collaboration, he/she/they will consult broadly, welcome debate, and then make the critical decisions. The successful candidate will mentor and support a strong administrative team; create a culture that attracts talented, diverse staff and volunteers; set clear expectations and hold people accountable for their performance. The Williams Director will embrace the opportunity to build upon a strong partnership with the University’s administration and the Board of Overseers.

OTHER PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS

An exceptional listener and builder of authentic relationships

Conveys a sense of awe for the stories carried by unusual and rare objects

Global perspective

Flexible and undaunted by change

THE SEARCH PROCESS

The University of Pennsylvania has retained the executive search and leadership advisory firm Spencer Stuart to support it in the search for the next Williams Director of the Penn Museum. Qualified individuals who wish to submit their application materials should send a substantive letter of application that addresses the specifics of the position and a curriculum vitae to PennMuseum@SpencerStuart.com. If you wish to nominate a candidate for this position, please send an email message with supporting materials to PennMuseum@SpencerStuart.com.

The University of Pennsylvania is committed to providing fair and equitable consideration of all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, ancestry, age, national origin, place of birth, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, genetic information, or status as a member of the armed forces or veteran of the armed forces, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law.

Department / School
Provost’s Center

Pay Range
$90,000.00 – $500,000.00

Affirmative Action Statement
Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Special Requirements
Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.
(Posted 9/1)

PT Temporary Columbia Crossing Visitor Services Representative, Susquehanna National Heritage Area, Columbia

(Part-time, temporary, 10-16 hours per week, must be available evenings and weekends)

POSITION SUMMARY

Columbia Crossing River Trails Center is a popular riverfront destination visitor center on the Susquehanna River. Duties at the Center will include interacting with visitors, carrying out daily tasks like brochure management, site management, and assisting with facility rentals. The position will provide excellent customer service to serve the needs of visitors interested in Columbia, the Northwest Lancaster County River Trail, and the Susquehanna National Heritage Area.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Visitor Services

▪ Study and understand information relating to Columbia Crossing, Northwest Lancaster County River Trail, the Susquehanna Riverlands, and the Susquehanna National Heritage Area.

▪ Provide excellent customer service to guests and patrons, whenever interacting with the public, partners and Board members.

▪ Actively encourage general visitors to take advantage of program offerings.

▪ Process sales of merchandise including books, water, trail mix, and t-shirts.

▪ Manage visitor use of site, including enforcement of rules and regulations.

▪ Provide quality service to facility rentals including set-up, clean-up, and on-site support.

Office Assistance

▪ Assist with routine behind the scenes site maintenance and tasks.

▪ Complete office administrative tasks as assigned.

▪ Conduct research to enhance visitor services as directed.

QUALIFICATIONS

▪ Valid Pennsylvania driver’s license.

▪ Be able to lift 30 pounds to height of 48 inches.

▪ Excellent interpersonal skills

▪ Willingness to learn new skills

▪ Interested in Susquehanna River history and heritage and outdoor tourism.

▪ Good work ethic and ability to work without close supervision.

DIVERSITY AND EQUAL OPPORTUNITY

SNHA is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We

respect, encourage, and seek to enhance diversity among our staff, Board of Directors, partners, and

volunteers and view such diversity as a strength. SNHA does not discriminate on the basis of age, gender,

sexual orientation, religion, national origin, marital or familial status, political beliefs, disability, race or color.

Send resume and cover letter to hbyers@susquehannaheritage.org

 

Seasonal Visitor Services Staff, Eastern State Penitentiary Historical Site, Philadelphia

Now Hiring: Seasonal Visitor Services Staff for new Night Tour Program
Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site (ESPHS) seeks outgoing, engaging and creative
professionals for the position of Seasonal Visitor Services Staff for our new Night Tours
this fall. These positions serves as the face of ESPHS. A detailed description for the
position appears below; please follow specific instructions to apply.
Seasonal Visitor Services staff are responsible for creating a positive and engaging
experience for each and every visitor to the penitentiary. Responsibilities include
welcoming and orienting visitors when they arrive at the historic site, selling admission,
scanning tickets, working in the museum store, engaging with visitors while they are on
site and promoting the membership program. Visitor Services Staff also distribute audio
tour units, answer visitors’ questions, interact with the public both in person and over the
phone, and maintain a clean and professional work environment.
Other responsibilities include site maintenance, which entails cleaning and taking out
trash, retail duties, such as stocking shelves and keeping the merchandise storage area
organized, and upholding safety and security standards. Please note that Eastern State
Penitentiary is a ruin and working conditions are not always ideal. Visitor Services staff
spend a significant portion of their workday in outdoor conditions.
You are a great fit for this job if you are:
• Passionate about learning and sharing knowledge with people from a wide range
of ages, backgrounds and interests.
• Comfortable working with the public.
• Able to provide exceptional customer service in a fast-paced environment.
• Committed to team process and fostering a collaborative work environment.
• Willing to work outdoors in all types of weather.
• Available nights and weekends
We especially encourage you to apply if you:
• Speak a language other than English.
• Have experience with cash handling.
• Have experience working in retail.
About Night Tours:
Visitors will experience our dark, abandoned cellblocks in a new, intimate way this fall
with small-scale Night Tours.
Night Tours include:
• The chance to explore the penitentiary at night, with the moon shining through
skylights above
• History exhibits like Al Capone’s Cell and Death Row as well as experiences not
available during our daytime tours
• “The Voices of Eastern State” Audio Tour, narrated by actor Steve Buscemi
• Our award-winning exhibits on the root causes of mass incarceration
• Animated films by incarcerated artists, projected onto our 30-foot perimeter wall
• A selection of our site-specific artist installations
Night Tours are offered Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings from September 18
through November 15, plus Wednesday and Thursday nights in October. Training will
take place select evenings from September 8 to 17.
About Seasonal Employment at ESPHS:
Positions are seasonal and part-time (minimum of three nights per week), beginning in
September and ending in November. Applicants must be available for a minimum of
oneweekend shift. Hours are approx. 5 pm to 11:00 pm. End times may vary based on
demand. .
Training is paid at the rate of $12.00/hr. After the completion of the training period, the
pay raises to $13.75/hr.
To Apply:
Please send a resume and cover letter with your availability to ss@easternstate.org. In
your cover letter, please include why you want to work at Eastern State Penitentiary and
what you feel makes an excellent visitor experience at a museum/historic site. The
deadline for applications is Friday, August 28, 2020. No phone calls please.

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement:
Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does
not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, creed, color, religion, alienage
or national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, disability or handicap, sex, marital
status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, arrest record
or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. Our
management team is dedicated to this policy with respect to recruitment, hiring,
placement, promotion, transfer, training, compensation, benefits, employee activities and
general treatment during employment.
ESPHS strongly believes in second chances and, as such, is committed to providing
appropriate employment opportunities to those who have been incarcerated. As a
condition of employment, all individuals who accept an employment offer must complete a criminal background check. Eastern State will review any criminal record and make
appropriate employment decisions in accordance with applicable law and its policies.

About ESPHS:
When Eastern State opened more than 180 years ago, it changed the world. The first
prison of its kind – a penitentiary – it was designed to inspire true regret in the hearts of
criminals. The building itself was an architectural wonder; it had running water and
central heat before the White House, and attracted visitors from around the globe.
Although the prison now stands in ruin, its story remains relevant today. When Eastern
State Penitentiary opened as a historic site in 1994, it attracted just over 10,000 daytime
visitors – this past year, it was visited by more than 300,000. The site’s programming
continues to grow by inviting the public into new spaces, mounting original exhibits and
artist installations, and engaging visitors in dialogue about history that deepen the
national discussion about criminal justice today.
ESPHS is currently open Friday through Sunday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. For more
information, please visit easternstate.org.
(Posted 8/17)

Membership and Visitor Services Assistant, The American Swedish Historical Museum, Philadelphia

The Americans Swedish Historical Museum seeks an out-going, detail-oriented person to interact with daily visitors and manage our member communications. The successful candidate will be detail-oriented, friendly, and comfortable using computers and learning new computer software.

Major Responsibilities Include:

  • Entering membership and donor records on computer and working to ensure the database is accurate and used effectively.
  • Generates monthly membership renewal letters and processes renewals and donations as they come in, sending weekly acknowledgements.
  • Generates mailings lists for all museum mailings using the database.
  • Greets visitors and provides a verbal introduction to the museum.
  • Sells tickets, memberships, and assists customers in gift shop.
  • Assists gift shop manager with inventory management.
  • Answers phone and e-mail inquiries about the museum.
  • Completes daily gallery walk thrus and provides basic museum security.

The part-time position reports to the Executive Director and works collaboratively with the entire staff team of 5 full-time and 5 part-time staff members. The regular work schedule is Tues through Friday 10 am to 4 pm with a half hour unpaid break for lunch. Occasional evening or weekend work on events will be required.

Requirements:

  • A minimum of 2 years customer service experience, including using a cash register. Experience in arts and cultural institutions is a plus.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite required. Experience with database management preferred.
  • Minimum of a high school diploma required.
  • Proven ability to meet regular deadlines.

The ASHM is committed to inclusivity and encourages qualified candidates from all cultures and communities to apply. ASHM is an equal opportunity employer.

Salary: $15 per hour

Please submit a cover letter and resume to jobs@americanswedish.org. No phone calls please.
(Posted 8/17)

Education and Public Relations Manager, The American Swedish Historical Museum, Philadelphia

The American Swedish Historical Museum seeks an experienced communicator to manage all aspects of our programming (in person and virtual) for children and families and external communications. The successful candidate will have proven oral and written communication skills, some experience with graphic design, and experience working with children.

Major Responsibilities Include:

  • Developing, scheduling and conducting educational, mission-based programs for children and families.
  • Developing a next level vision for ASHM education programming that includes expanded virtual methods to serve the needs of teachers, students, and families. 
  • Supervising work of education intern(s) and marketing assistant.
  • Create/write content for all marketing materials such as press releases, brochures, newsletter, weekly e-mails.
  • Devise overall advertising strategy and purchase ad placements.
  • Develop and implement the institutional vision for social media communications
  • Keep americanswedish.org and event registration site up to date
  • Review and editing of exhibition labels

The position reports to the Executive Director and works collaboratively with the entire staff team of 5 full-time and 5 part-time staff members. The successful candidate will regularly represent the museum on and off site to educational institutions and members of the press. As a member of a small museum staff, they will also be a key member of the team who work on museum events, serve daily visitors, and cultivate members and donors.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree a humanities field or communications required; Master’s degree in Museum Education or Communications preferred
  • 3-4 years of experience working in a museum setting (Master’s Degree can be equivalent of 2 years’ experience.)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and reflect a polished, professional demeanor in a variety of situations
  • Understanding of best practices in museum education
  • Experience with social media in a business, non-profit, or club setting
  • Ability to work on several different projects simultaneously
  • Experience with the Microsoft Office suite required; Experience with Adobe professional suite preferred
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Must be able to lift at least 50 lbs
  • Knowledge of Swedish and Scandinavian culture preferred but not required.

The ASHM is committed to inclusivity and encourages qualified candidates from all cultures and communities to apply. ASHM is an equal opportunity employer.

Salary Range: $35,000-38,000 dependent on qualifications and years of experience. We offer medical and dental insurance and a 403b plan.

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to jobs@americanswedish.org. No phone calls please.
(Posted 8/17)

Richard Armstrong Curator or Associate Curator of Modern & Contemporary Art, 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 Richard Armstrong Curator or Associate Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art is a motivated, intellectually curious, and highly collaborative professional who oversees the presentation, loan, and development of CMOA’s collection of contemporary art, comprising approximately 6,000 works across media dating from 1945 to the present. An essential member of the museum’s curatorial team, the Curator/Associate Curator provides programmatic vision, long range planning for the collection, staff management, and artistic leadership to advance the museum’s strategic goals. They organize/co-organize original collection- and loan-based temporary exhibitions; identify and coordinate borrowed exhibitions for presentation at CMOA; oversee gallery rotations of the permanent collection; conduct research and interpret artworks; shape the collection through gifts and purchases; and evaluate and assess holdings as part of an overall collections plan, including deaccessioning. The Curator/Associate Curator also works collaboratively with and alongside the Curator of the Carnegie International, North America’s premier ongoing international survey of contemporary art established in 1896. The Curator/Associate Curator cultivates and maintains strategic relationships with the regional, national, and international contemporary art community, including artists, museum colleagues, prospective donors, friends of the Carnegie International, and other affinity groups. They nurture relationships and partnerships with local organizations to increase awareness of CMOA and expand its base of supporters; actively participate in fundraising and audience development efforts; and represent the museum through lectures, juries, events, and publications locally, nationally, and internationally.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: The position requires strong organizational, interpersonal, and problem-solving capabilities—including the ability to be an effective leader, motivator, and team member—as well as exceptional oral and written communication skills. The Curator/Associate Curator must be a creative thinker, innovative exhibition maker, and enthusiastic advocate for the evolution of art museums in the 21st century. Knowledge about the field of contemporary art, including familiarity with artists and professional counterparts, nationally and internationally, is essential. Proficiency with Microsoft Office, standard business software, and basic office equipment is required. The Curator/Associate Curator will be expected to gain familiarity with KE EMu, CMOA’s collection’s management system, and project management applications such as Asana.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: The position requires a master’s degree in art history, curatorial studies, or other related field and at least five years of progressively responsible curatorial experience in a museum setting; and equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. The Curator/Associate Curator must have a proven track record of curatorial achievement, including art acquisitions, exhibitions, and publications on modern and contemporary art. Area(s) of specialization should be relevant to CMOA’s collection. The Curator/Associate Curator’s record of experience must also reveal deep knowledge of and commitment to the latest developments in critical curatorial practice and theory as well as focused engagement in key social issues facing art museums today.

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

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Builds CMOA’s world-class collection of art by recommending acquisitions through gift and/or purchase; develops and maintains department-based collection plan.
  • Conceives and oversees rotations of the permanent collection galleries; collaborates with curatorial colleagues on collection-based presentations, research initiatives, and reinstallations.
  • Conducts and shares scholarly research to inform provenance documentation, conservation strategy, deaccession prospects, and other collection functions.
  • Organizes collection- and loan-based exhibitions; identifies and oversees borrowed exhibitions for presentation at the museum.
  • Collaborates with staff to ensure that curatorial projects are realized in a timely manner and on budget.
  • Collaborates with the Curator of the Carnegie International and related partners and staff to ensure the International aligns with and amplifies broader goals for contemporary art across the museum.
  • Vets and negotiates outgoing loans from the collection to other institutions; liaises with borrowers as needed.
  • Interprets works of art for the museum’s audiences through lectures, brochures, publications, labels, wall texts, digital media, and other forms.
  • Cultivates advantageous relationships with the professional community, CMOA Advisory Board, prospective donors and affinity groups, as well as with local community organizations to increase awareness of the museum and expand its base of supporters.
  • Actively participates in fundraising and audience development initiatives as needed.
  • Travels to pursue acquisitions, scholarly research, relationships, and beneficial contacts on behalf of the museum.
  • Represents the museum nationally and internationally at art fairs, conferences, openings, and other art world events; assists with the planning of donor cultivation trips as needed.
  • Performs other duties, including contributing to museum-wide planning efforts and initiatives, as assigned.

Please apply for this and other opportunities at the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh’s employment portal.
(Posted 8/17)

Museum Educator/Historical Interpreter, Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm, Stroudsburg

FLSA: Exempt – Part Time

Position Function

  • To interpret and conduct tours on 19th century farm life, domestic spaces, activities, 1-room schoolhouse for visitors to Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm.
  • To develop and administer a variety of educational programs for adults and children.

Job Relationships:

Supervises: No one
Supervised by: Management

FUNCTIONS, DUTIES, & RESPONSIBILITIES:

General Duties:

  • Represent Quiet Valley with a positive, respectful, and courteous attitude and demeanor to other staff and the public at all times.
  • Wear time-period appropriate attire as mandated in the Quiet Valley personnel manual.
  • Support Quiet Valley’s mission, policies and procedures as outlined in staff handbook.
  • Know and follow appropriate emergency procedures as set forth by Quiet Valley policy.
  • Demonstrate professional behavior, reliability, and dependability
  • Complete work-related tasks, not specifically set forth in the job description, as requested by management.
  • Work with visitors of all ages including children and adults.

Interpretation:

  • Conduct school tours, regular summer tours, workshops and special events programming.
  • Learn and demonstrate 19th century skills, trades, farm chores, and associated knowledge.
  • Provide the visiting public with informative, accurate, and engaging information about Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm, the history of Pennsylvania, and 19th century America.
  • Conduct tours in first person interpretative style.

Educational Programs:

  • Organize and conduct Pre-School Program for ages 2-6.
  • Organize and lead camp programs during winter and summer seasons.
  • Assist in conducting on season and off season educational offerings, including special programs, outreach programs, workshops, and site rentals.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum education of a Bachelor’s degree in education, history, or a related field, or related experience
  • Experience with schoolchildren, educational programming, outreach programs and special programming in a traditional or non-traditional setting
  • Knowledge of or willingness to learn about farm animal husbandry
  • Prior work at historic site is helpful
  • Physically able to lift 50 lbs.
  • Possess a valid driver’s license with a clear driving record
  • Ability to pass child abuse and criminal record checks

Working Conditions:

  • This position is a seasonal, part-time position with 15 to 20 hours during slower seasons and 30 to 35 hours weekly during busy seasons.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, some summer weekends are a must
  • The position includes some physical labor, such as gardening or animal care, in varying weather conditions without climate control.
  • Ability to use or learn to use 19th century and modern farm equipment.

Please contact Quiet Valley Farm at 570-992-6161 or via email at farm@quietvalley.org for more information and sending applications.
(Posted 8/11)

Manager of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility, Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh

The Manager of DEAI (Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion) is responsible for providing a dynamic leadership around the development, implementation, and management of effective DEAI strategies and policies. This position works as a museum-wide collaborative partner in order to foster and improve a diverse, equitable, accessible, and inclusive culture for employees and visitors. Leads museum staff as we learn and transform to embody the dismantling of oppressive systems, and achieve our mission throughout the entire community.  Click here to learn more and to apply for the Manager of DEAI position.
(Posted 8/7)

Manager of Institutional Giving, York County History Center, York

Primary Location: Historical Society building
Status: Part-time, Non-Exempt
Supervisor: VP of Advancement

Summary:
Recently, the York County History Center embarked upon an exciting, innovative and important project to establish a cultural destination in downtown York city that spurs economic development and connects historical assets throughout the county. To realize this ambitious goal, the History Center is assembling a dynamic team to assist in delivering high quality history programs and experiences to attract people throughout the region.

Key to the History Center’s success is a strategic innovator in the role of Manager of Institutional Giving. This important position plays an integral team role in the York County History Center’s efforts to raise over $800,000 annually through EITC, sponsorships, and grants. The Manager will have direct responsibility for securing support from foundations, government agencies, and corporations for the History Center’s events, programs, special projects, and operations. This individual will report to the VP of Advancement and work closely with members of the History Center staff to strengthen the organization’s donor base and develop new partnership strategies.

Essential Duties:

 With the Advancement team, develop a comprehensive institutional giving plan to support the History Center’s array of priority activities.
o Identify grantors and match them with priority activities.
o Work with appropriate divisions/departments to develop cases for support and sponsorship packet(s).
 Create and manage a list of prospective grantors for solicitation.
o Research new prospects
o Maintain calendar of proposal and report deadlines
o Coordinate proposal development and reporting timeline with project managers
 In concert with VP of Advancement, establish and benchmark corporate portfolios to cultivate, solicit and steward.
o Work with board members, when possible, to cultivate relationships
o Utilize the advancement database to track moves management
 In concert with the Manager of PR & Marketing, ensure sponsorship benefit fulfilment and proper recognition occur.
 Work with companies to promote EITC as a support mechanism for educational programs.
 Attend community events most likely to generate new potential prospects and partnerships.
 Develop and implement stewardship plan for corporate and foundation relationships
 Secure Business Partnerships in conjunction with Membership to enhance benefits.

Outcomes:
 Establish a list of current and prospective grantors, sponsors and EITC participants.
o Manage grant calendar including proposal submission and report tracking in coordination with program managers; approximately 20 -30 grants per year.
o Carry 40 – 50 businesses in the portfolio.
o Conduct 8 – 10 average visits a month to build relationships.
 Increase sponsorships giving year over year by 3-5%.

Qualifications:
 Bachelor’s degree
 Experience in nonprofit organizations preferred.
 Two years or more experience in donor/corporate solicitation, membership or equivalent with proven results.
 Excellent relationship and communication skills
 Proficient in computer skills including database management
 Demonstrated attention to detail, ability to meet deadlines and prioritize multiple tasks.
 Flexible, professional & friendly approach and disposition
 Ability to work evenings and weekends
 Valid driver’s license with good driving record
Send cover and resume to Heather Maneval; hmaneval@yorkhistorycenter.org, no later than August 31, 2020.
(Posted 8/6)

Visitor Services Representative, Zimmerman Center for Heritage, Wrightsville

Susquehanna National Heritage Area has an immediate opening for an outgoing, team-oriented individual to assist with visitor services at our Zimmerman Center for Heritage.

SNHA’s mission is to connect people to the history, ecology, and natural beauty of the Susquehanna River. We partner with the National Park Service to operate the Zimmerman Center as Pennsylvania’s Visitor Contact Station for the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail. The Center’s historic building, grounds, and river art collection provide a backdrop for programs, interpretation, and exhibits relating to the Susquehanna River’s history, ecology and American Indian legacy.

POSITION SUMMARY:

Part-time regular employee with limited benefits, 14-18hrs/wk., starting wage $13/hr.

This position is focused on weekend visitor services and site management at the Zimmerman Center for Heritage and requires weekend availability of up to 6 days per month. Duties include interacting with visitors, assisting with tours, public programs and site interpretation, carrying out daily chores and site upkeep. The successful candidate for this position must provide excellent customer service to Zimmerman Center visitors.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Excellent interpersonal skills in dealing with co-workers, adults, and children.
  • Good work ethic and ability to work without close supervision
  • Ability to work outdoors and in varying weather conditions.
  • Ability to lift and carry objects weighing up to 40 pounds.
  • As a condition of employment applicants must pass pre-offer and post-offer screening processes which include: reference checks, criminal background checks, sex-offender registry check, and other staff screening checks deemed appropriate.

TO APPLY:

Please send cover letter and resume, including three professional references, to Paul Nevin, Zimmerman Center Director, by email to pnevin@susquehannaheritage.org, or to the attention of Paul Nevin, Zimmerman Center for Heritage, 1706 Long Level Road, Wrightsville, PA 17368. Review of applications will begin August 1st and continue until the position is filled.

DIVERSITY AND EQUAL OPPORTUNITY

SNHA is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We respect, encourage, and seek to enhance diversity among our staff, Board of Directors, partners, and volunteers and view such diversity as a strength. SNHA does not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, marital or familial status, political beliefs, disability, race or color.

Full position description and more information about Susquehanna National Heritage Area and the Zimmerman Center for Heritage can be found at https://www.susquehannaheritage.org/about-us/employmentrequests-for-proposal/  
(Posted 8/1)

Program Coordinator (Two Openings), Susquehanna National Heritage Area, Wrightsville

POSITION SUMMARY:

Full-time regular employee position with benefits. Hiring salary range $30,000 – $35,000 per year.

This position is focused on supporting visitor services, educational programs and facility rentals at Susquehanna National Heritage Area’s Zimmerman Center for Heritage or Columbia Crossing River Trails Center. Public program responsibilities include planning, implementing, and promoting programs related to SNHA’s vision and mission. The Program Coordinator must interact with and provide guidance to visitors and manage details of events, lectures, educational programs, and facility rentals. The position requires an out-going, team-oriented, creative and motivated individual who is a self-starter and pays attention to details. Must be able to work weekends, evenings, and some holidays.

Although these two openings share many responsibilities, there are differences between the two sites:

At the Zimmerman Center, the Program Coordinator will coordinate the seasonal River Discovery Boat Tours, including reservations, communication with boat operators, and conducting on-water programs. The position also includes greeting visitors and tracking visitation, and leading and participating in house tours, guided walks, and programs that engage adult visitors and children. The Program Coordinator will maintain an inventory of merchandise for sale and develop and oversee a volunteer base. Assisting with general facility maintenance of the house and grounds may also be required. Position categories – Program Coordination: 60%; Facility Rentals 10%; Visitor Services 30%

At Columbia Crossing, the Program Coordinator will lead programs and events related to the history, science, recreation, and natural heritage of Columbia and the Susquehanna River. The Program Coordinator will prepare for and implement a variety of programs, including but not limited to a teen summer camp, monthly pre-K story time, environmental outdoor ranger program, and community workshops. Participation in Columbia community activities and events to connect residents to SNHA programs will be required. Facility Rental coordination of 30-45 rental events per year is also a major part of this position. Position categories – Program Coordination: 60%; Facility Rentals 30%; Visitor Services 10%

TO APPLY: Send cover letter and resume to hbyers@susquehannaheritage.org. Review of applications will begin August 7th and continue until the positions are filled.

DIVERSITY AND EQUAL OPPORTUNITY

SNHA is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We respect, encourage, and seek to enhance diversity among our staff, Board of Directors, partners, and volunteers and view such diversity as a strength. SNHA does not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, marital or familial status, political beliefs, disability, race or color.

View full position details, responsibilities, and qualifications at: https://www.susquehannaheritage.org/about-us/employmentrequests-for-proposal/  
(Posted 8/1)

Digital Collections & Engagement Specialist, Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor Headquarters, National Canal Museum, Easton

Reports to: Museum & Education Director
Type/Term of employment: Temporary, Non-Exempt, up to 30 hours per week for the period from early August – December 31, 2020
Compensation: $22 per hour

Expected Start Date: early August 2020

General Description: The Digital Collections & Engagement Specialist is a temporary, grant-funded position to increase access to the National Canal Museum’s collections by processing and digitizing objects and producing engaging digital content in different mediums (written, video, and audio) to share with the public. The collections include artifacts, photographs and slides, films and audio recordings, maps and engineering drawings, books and pamphlets, and other archival materials relating to the history of canals and associated industries.

Position responsibilities:
• Select objects and archival materials from the collection for processing and digitization based on historical significance and importance to the public
• Catalogue and process objects in the Museum’s collections management database, creating or updating records as needed
• Photograph and scan objects and archival materials according to current archival/collection standards
• Produce weekly social media posts and other virtual educational content to engage the public with the collection
• Investigate and implement ways to provide digital access to the collection via the National Canal Museum’s website
• Assist with creating virtual tours of collection objects within the D&L’s new mobile app
• Attend and participate in monthly staff meetings
• Other duties as assigned

Qualifications/Requirements: • Bachelor’s degree in Library and Information Science, Museum Studies, Digital Humanities, Public History or a related field or commensurate experience. • Practical, hands-on experience with processing and digitization in collections/archives, including use of a collections management system (preferably PastPerfect) • Knowledge of the concepts, principles and practices of collections/archival management to include proper handling, documentation, preservation and/or maintenance • Experience with producing engaging content for digital/online platforms and a desire to learn new technology and software • Excellent organizational, project, and time management skills • Proficiency using MS Office software (Word, Excel, Outlook) and Adobe software (Acrobat and Photoshop) • Strong service orientation, positive interpersonal skills, and willingness to collaborate in a team environment • Excellent written and oral communication skills• Ability to adapt to changing circumstances• Ability to work some weekends and evenings• Valid driver’s license in good standing

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. Work requires a variety of physical activity including sitting or standing for extended periods of time, kneeling or crouching, and lifting a minimum of 30lbs. The employee is required to use hands to feel and handle objects. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision and depth perception.

Work Environment: The work environment described here is representative of that encountered by the employee while performing the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. Work for this position is performed in an open office environment and in climate-controlled archives. The archives are kept at 63 degrees year-round. The noise level in the office environment is usually moderate due to open office layout with a high level of activity on phone, computers, and printers. All employees are required to act respectfully toward individual co-workers and toward the D&L’s overall organizational structure following D&L Community Values.

Benefits: As a temporary position, the employee would not be eligible for employment benefits apart from those required by law.

Background: The Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor (D&L) preserves the historic pathway that carried anthracite coal and iron from Wilkes-Barre to Bristol, PA. Today, the D&L Trail connects people to nature, culture, communities, recreation and our industrial heritage. The organization was established by Congress in 1988 to celebrate our nationally significant story centered on the transport of anthracite coal from the mines of Luzerne and Carbon County to the markets in the Lehigh Valley and Philadelphia (via Bucks County). The D&L Trail is a multi-use trail spanning 165 miles from the mountains of northeast Pennsylvania, along rivers and through the Lehigh Valley and Bucks County. It’s 92% complete. We are a diverse organization with the ability to connect people to unique experiences in nature and the environment, community and economic impact, health and recreation, history, preservation, and education. Along with the National Canal Museum (an AAM accredited Smithsonian Affiliate), we make our home in Hugh Moore Park in Easton PA.

HOW TO APPLY: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Applicants can submit a resume and cover letter describing their qualifications, experiences, and how they learned about the position via e-mail with the subject line “Digital Collections Position” to finance@delawareandlehigh.org. No phone calls please.
The Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor, Inc. (D&L) provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, the D&L organization complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.(Posted 8/1)

Director of Design and Publishing, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh

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

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

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

The Director of Design and Publishing is responsible for developing CMOA’s graphic design philosophy and strategy, setting design standards, and overseeing the museum’s publication initiatives and visual identity. They direct the conception, production, and publication of all printed and digital materials relating to the museum’s exhibitions, collections, and programs. They also contribute creative direction for marketing campaigns and executive communications. Additionally, they direct efforts to continually improve the visitor experience onsite and online through innovative and accessible wayfinding, navigation, and other forms of design-forward engagement. Working collaboratively with relevant colleagues across the museum, they establish project goals; manage budgets and schedules; oversee book production, including the editorial process; and ensure that all graphics meet the museum’s aesthetic standards. To extend the museum’s reach, they actively pursue business and community partnerships locally and nationally with co-publishers, book distributors, printers, editors, writers, and content producers. As a supervisor to imaging, design, and editorial staff, the Director of Design and Publishing also serves as a member of the museum’s senior management team and contributes to museum-wide planning initiatives.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience: A master’s degree in graphic design and at least five years of professional experience in publishing graphics (print and digital) as well as book production; an equivalent combination of education and work experience may also be considered. A substantial portfolio of innovative, forward-thinking graphic design work created for cultural institutions is required. A track record of working creatively with curators, artists, and professional colleagues is also essential. Experience creating, implementing, and refining graphic identities for clients is a plus.

Knowledge, skills, and abilities: The position requires highly developed typographic skills and acute attention to detail; the ability to prioritize and solve design challenges holistically and creatively, both collaboratively and independently; superior communication, presentation, and organization skills as well as the ability to mentor, motivate, and manage staff; a proven ability to write about graphic design and advocate for its value across institutional contexts; the capacity to manage a complex schedule of deliverables within time and budgetary constraints; and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment. Proficiency with Microsoft Office programs, including Word, Excel, and Outlook, and advanced proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite are essential. The Director is expected to gain proficiency with KE EMu, the museum’s collection management database, and Asana, the museum’s project management software.

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES:

Provide creative and administrative direction for the museum’s graphic design and publication activities, including but not limited to exhibitions graphics and interpretive materials, program brochures and printed matter, exhibition catalogues and other publications, building signage and wayfinding, advertising, and other collateral.

Conceive and implement holistic design strategies for the museum; establish museum-wide standards for graphic design; oversee efficient workflows for design, presentation, approval, production, installation, and documentation; ensure timely delivery of high-quality design product on budget.

Work closely with curators and educators to determine goals and specifications for graphics and publication projects; align efforts with the museum’s artistic program objectives; serve as an advocate for graphic design across all departments to advance the museum’s mission.

Collaborate with colleagues across the museum to set, monitor, and recast project budgets and schedules as needed; develop and monitor the department’s annual operating budget; maintain accurate financial records; contribute effectively to museum-wide project management in Asana.

Collaborate with the marketing department to produce and ensure that marketing creative for paid advertisements, social media content, videos, and other promotional collateral reflects the high quality and visual consistency of the museum’s brand identity and storytelling goals; collaborate with CMOA Store staff to develop and iterate innovative branded merchandise for sale onsite and online.

Expand and refine the museum’s visual identity; initiate and manage museum-wide redesigns of the visual identity, as appropriate, by introducing new and innovative design-forward ideas across the museum.

Manage in-house photography, graphic design, editorial, and image research staff; mentor and lead team members by setting priorities, providing clear creative goals, and streamlining production processes; cultivate strong collaborative relationships with other departments to ensure positive project results.

Maintain positive relationships with external business and community partners, including freelance designers, editors, writers, content producers, printers, distributors, educators, and students; foster a culture of design appreciation at the museum and in the community.

Prepare and review contracts for independent contractors, co-publishers, and other external collaborators, as needed, including liaising with in-house general counsel.

Keep abreast of developments in the field to ensure the overall character of the museum’s publications and graphics remain relevant and competitive; contribute discourse to the field of graphic design through writing, lectures, and relevant public programs; build on existing expertise to develop and share industry knowledge with museum colleagues; maintain an extensive network of industry contacts.

Perform other duties as needed and participate in museum-wide initiatives as assigned.

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

Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance
Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check
FBI Fingerprint Criminal Background Check
Obtaining the required clearances is completed as part of the new hire process.

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

Please apply through the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh’s employment portal.
(Posted 8/1)

Major Gifts Officer/Development Director, Independence Seaport Museum, Philadelphia

Hours:  Full Time; occasional weekend and evening hours required. At this time Museum staff is working remotely.

Compensation: Exempt position; competitive salary, excellent benefits; commensurate with experience

Reports to: President & CEO

Description: An ambitious, outward facing, strategic thinker interested in building a Major Gifts program from the ground up. Reporting to the President & CEO, the Major Gifts Officer will lead Development colleagues, collaborating with Museum Leadership and Programming Directors, to raise funds for programmatic, operational, endowment, and capital priorities. This new position will be a key member of the ISM Development team, helping to build a major gift program as part of a long-term strategic plan to create enhanced fiscal sustainability for the institution.

Qualifications:

  • Five to seven years of progressive Major Gifts and/or Development experience.
  • Proven track record of success in initiating contact with prospective donors as well as participating in individual cultivation and solicitation for fundraising campaigns.
  • An approach to management that brings out the best in colleagues and yields pride, ownership and a sense of team effort.
  • Successful candidates will have the ability to articulate the priorities and programs of the Museum, and identify and understand the philanthropic interests of donors.
  • A genuine passion and energy for contributing to the growth and evolution of the Independence Seaport Museum; the ability to work effectively with a broad range of constituents, providing strong support, inspiring them to action, and making their experiences rewarding.
  • Superlative interpersonal communication skills with a demonstrated ability to work well with people at all levels of an organization, across a diverse range of education and social backgrounds, and to demonstrate an honest respect for each individual.
  • The capacity to understand and translate technical and programmatic information for all audiences; clarity, crispness, and effectiveness in written and oral presentation.
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution is required.
  • Proficiency in Windows, Raiser’s Edge (or similar software) and Excel is preferred.

Essential Duties:

  • Develop a strategy that will enable ISM to enhance alliances with current donors while launching a systematic initiative to identify and target new bases of support including individuals, corporations and foundations capable of making major gifts in the $50,000 to $1,000,000 + range.
  • Identify, qualify, cultivate and solicit a portfolio of 100+ prospects and donors from within a larger group of current donors and by identifying new prospects.
  • Integrate ISM leadership, programmatic units and volunteers in this strategic framework, providing advice and support to the partnership.
  • Move potential donors in an appropriate and timely fashion toward solicitation and closure, making face to face solicitations and involving additional staff and volunteers when needed.
  • Develop and implement a strategy to commence and market a planned gift program.
  • Work with the President& CEO to set and meet metrics, including goals for meetings, proposals submitted, gifts secured, Leadership Annual Giving gifts secured, and identification visits with prospects.
  • Collaborate with Leadership, Development, and Museum staff to ensure that annual operating support gifts are part of a holistic philanthropic approach with donors.

The Independence Seaport Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values diversity, inclusion, and equity as matters of fairness and effectiveness. We are committed to hiring and retaining a staff that reflects the diversity of the communities we serve, fostering an inclusive working environment where staff of all backgrounds feel welcomed and engaged in our mission. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

To apply:

Send a brief cover letter and your resume in an e-mail to Tim McGrath, at tim@healthandsciencecenter.com. Recent writing sample of a funded grant application required; confidential and/or identifying information should be removed. No phone calls.

Independence Seaport Museum deepens the appreciation, understanding and experience of the Philadelphia region’s waterways through history, science, art and community.  For more information, please visit www.phillyseaport.org.   We are located on Penn’s Landing at 211 S. Columbus Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19106. The Museum is easily accessible by public transportation and nearby parking. 
(Posted 8/1)

Director of Information Technology, The Franklin Institute, Philadelphia

The Franklin Institute, the most visited museum in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, strives to be the world leader in promoting science and technology education and literacy through inspiring and engaging experiences that cultivate curiosity, critical thinking, and an understanding of the crucial role science plays in our lives.

At The Franklin Institute, we provide an environment that’s as nurturing as it is dynamic. Our team-oriented approach allows for ample learning and career growth opportunities. We think you’ll find the Institute offers the ideal atmosphere in which to best use your skills and talents. We are eager for your input, ideas, and inspiration.

Position Description:

The Director of Information Technology leads the development and execution of TFI’s information technology strategy, addressing the critical areas of people, process, information, and technology.  The Director of Information Technology will be instrumental in aligning the Institutes business of today while directing for the business of tomorrow to support visitor experience, CRM, Business Intelligence, revenue enhancements, and enterprise applications for The Franklin Institute.

The Director of IT will establish the technical direction of data platforms, IT enterprise architecture, provide operational leadership and proactively ensures the reliable operation of the overall IT back-office and visitor-facing IT environment.  This individual will be responsible for supporting the portfolio of business applications, managing project oversight, risk management, data privacy, integrity, and security as well as lead TFI in the transformation and implementation of best practices for the management of IT.  The Director of IT will deliver solutions to align TFI’s cross-functional business objectives and priorities to benefit the staff and constituents who visit, donate, participate in, and support the work of the Franklin Institute.

This position reports directly to the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and is responsible for managing the IT team.

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree; Master’s degree preferred; or equivalent field experience.
  • 10 years of experience in progressively responsible IT positions.  Preferably in non-profit environments.
  • Experience leading cross-functional enterprise-level application and data analytic initiatives including CRM and ERP.  Retail, sales, and/or fundraising experience a plus.
  • Ability to influence and positively motivate others; proven success and effective negotiation and relationship building skills.
  • Proven experience as a digital pathfinder and change agent.
  • Experience in IT financial management and budget forecasting, with a successful track record of direct responsibility in managing annual IT budgets of at least $1M.
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Thorough knowledge of information technology including hybrid cloud environments, virtualized computing systems, network operation systems, Office 365, cyber security, PCI, and information privacy and security.

Benefits Information:

The Franklin Institute offers a comprehensive benefits package including health, dental, and vision, 401K, life insurance and disability coverage. We also offer generation Paid Time Off, paid holidays, and numerous wellness program benefits.

Please submit your cover letter and resume to employment@fi.edu or visit our Careers page at https://www.fi.edu/join-our-team/job-openings. We look forward to hearing from you!

The Franklin Institute is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability or protected veteran status.
(Posted 8/1)

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.

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Johnstown Area Heritage Association

Melinda Meyer, Vice-President
Erie Yesterday

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Berks History Center

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Cumberland County Historical Society

John Alviti
The Franklin Institute

George Brzezinski
Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh

Jean Kilheffer-Hess
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society

Rebecca Lawrence
Hershey Gardens

Wayne Motts
The National Civil War Museum

Tom Ryan
Lancaster History

Kevin Schott
The Penn Museum

Averie Shaughnessy-Comfort
Mid Atlantic Association of Museums

Bonnie Shockey
Allison Antrim Museum

Sandra Smith
The Senator John Heinz History Center

Mary Sorensen
Centre County Historical Society

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The American Helicopter Museum & Education Center

Amy Zeigler
The Hershey Story Museum

Andrea Lowery
Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (ex officio)

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Project Manager, Accessibility Excellence
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Visitor Services, Wrightsville


Controller, Eastern State Penitentiary, Philadelphia

Job Summary:
The Controller will plan and direct the accounting operations of Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site (ESPHS). The Controller will guide and monitor the monthly financial activity, provide financial statement analysis, budget, and audit support. The Controller will help develop a strong, collaborative finance team to operate a high-quality, multi-dimensional department supporting the mission and business of the organization.

The primary duties of the Controller include managing the weekly and monthly accounting functions such as accounts payable and receivable, revenue posting, cash management, payroll processing and human resource management. In addition, the Controller will supervise the Bookkeeper, who is mainly responsible for the daily and weekly accounting functions such as accounts payable and receivable posting, check printing, and deposit posting.

Additional responsibilities may include resolving vendor issues and performing maintenance and creation of various supporting schedules. The Controller will also perform the following tasks: record and post the month-end revenue from the POS systems, reconciling to the cash deposits, record the monthly credit card transaction fees, calculate and remit the monthly sales tax to the state of PA.

The work is varied and fast-paced, with some flexibility and time management required during the site’s busy season, which is September – November. That period includes the annual fundraiser, Terror Behind the Walls (TBTW).

How to Apply:
Deadline extended! Resumes will be accepted until 8:00 a.m. on Friday, July 24, 2020. Please email resumes to ml@easternstate.org. Resumes must be attached or embedded in email. Links to external sources are not accepted (i.e. Google Docs, Dropbox, etc.)

Requirements:

  • 4-year college degree in accounting, MBA or CPA preferred. Seven or more years supervisory/controllership/CFO experience required.
  • General accounting knowledge required; nonprofit accounting knowledge preferred but not required (will train). HR experience a plus.
  • Problem solving skills, careful planning, multitasking, and time management skills are most critical. Demonstrated knowledge of financial reporting and audit support.
  • Written and verbal communication skills are required as well as a demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Excel, a firm understanding of Microsoft Office programs and the internet. Knowledge of QuickBooks a plus but not required.
  • Ability to maintain a high, positive energy level, friendly, highly organized, and able to work independently and collaboratively. Creativity and initiative will be important, along with superior attention to detail, with excellent analytical skills.
  • Ability to supervise additional accounting staff while maintaining own work. Ability to communicate pleasantly and effectively with supervisor, other staff, and the general public.
  • Must be able to maintain full confidentiality of any and all conversations, data records, files and other information where access is limited.

Physical requirements (lifting, etc.):

  • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  • Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at a time. Removing boxes from shelves is required.
  • Eastern State Penitentiary is a ruin and working conditions are not always ideal.

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

 

PT Visitor Services Representative and Boat Tour Guide, Susquehanna National Heritage Area, Zimmerman Center for Heritage, Wrightsville

Susquehanna National Heritage Area has an immediate opening for a team-oriented individual to assist with visitor services at our Zimmerman Center for Heritage and serve as a guide on our extremely popular River Discovery Boat Tours.

Job Title: Zimmerman Center Visitor Services Representative / Boat Tour Guide

Status: Temporary (Seasonal) part-time position, approximately 24-30 week, Friday-Sunday through October 11, 2020, with consideration for continuing employment.

Susquehanna National Heritage Area’s mission is to connect people to the history, ecology, and natural beauty of the Susquehanna River. We partner with the National Park Service to operate the Zimmerman Center as Pennsylvania’s Visitor Contact Station for the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail. The Center’s historic building, grounds, and river art collection provide a backdrop for programs, interpretation, and exhibits relating to the Susquehanna River’s history, ecology and American Indian legacy.

POSITION SUMMARY

This position is focused on weekend visitor services and River Discovery Boat Tours at the Zimmerman Center for Heritage. Duties will include interacting with visitors, assisting with tours, public programs and site interpretation, carrying out daily chores and site upkeep, and coordinating with other seasonal staff. The successful candidate for this position must provide excellent customer service to Zimmerman Center visitors.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Customer Service

  • Provides excellent customer service to guests and patrons, and whenever interacting with the public, partners and Board members.
  • Conducts tours and engages the public in hands-on programming and interpretation.
  • Processes book & product sales.
  • Manages visitor use of site, including enforcement of rules and regulations.

Maintenance

  • Assists with routine behind the scenes site maintenance and chores.

Organizational and Program support

  • Completes office administrative tasks as assigned.
  • Studies and understands historical resource materials and information relating to Susquehanna Heritage, its programs, facilities, and the Susquehanna National Heritage Area.
  • Conducts research to enhance site knowledge and programs as directed.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Valid Pennsylvania driver’s license
  • Ability to lift 30 pounds to a height of 48 inches
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Willingness to learn new skills
  • Good work ethic and ability to work without close supervision

To apply:

Please send cover letter and resume, including three professional references to Paul Nevin, Zimmerman Center Director, by email to pnevin@susquehannaheritage.org, or to the attention of Paul Nevin, Zimmerman Center for Heritage, 1706 Long Level Road, Wrightsville, PA 17368.

Susquehanna National Heritage Area is an EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER encouraging DIVERSITY in the workplace, and as such, does not discriminate because of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital or family status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, military veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Full position description and more information about Susquehanna Heritage and the Zimmerman Center for Heritage can be found at www.SusquehannaHeritage.org.
(Posted 7/20)

Director, Erie Maritime Museum and US Brig/Flagship Niagara, Erie

Do you have a passion for history–especially maritime history, love working with museum exhibits and collections, and enjoy managing complex operations? If so, the Bureau of Historic Sites and Museums (BHSM) of the PA Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) is looking for an experienced director to manage the Erie Maritime Museum and US Brig/Flagship Niagara in Erie County.

Please use this link to find further information and application materials, including contact information and salary range:  https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/pabureau/jobs/2815718. This posting closes August 18, 2020.
(Posted 7/20)

 

Director, Brandywine Battlefield Park, Chadds Ford

Do you have a passion for history, love working with historic buildings and museum collections, and enjoy managing complex operations? If so, the Bureau of Historic Sites and Museums (BHSM) of the PA Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) is looking for an experienced director to manage the Brandywine Battlefield Park in Delaware County–one of PHMC’s premier historic sites.  Please use this link to find further information and application materials, including salary range:  https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/pabureau/jobs/2814252.  This posting closes August 15, 2020.  The Brandywine Battlefield director position was previously posted and withdrawn due to COVID-19.   Anyone who applied previously should reapply.
(Posted 7/17)

The Richard Armstrong Curator or Associate Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, The 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 Richard Armstrong Curator or Associate Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art is a motivated, intellectually curious, and highly collaborative professional who oversees the presentation, loan, and development of CMOA’s collection of contemporary art, comprising approximately 6,000 works across media dating from 1945 to the present. An essential member of the museum’s curatorial team, the Curator/Associate Curator provides programmatic vision, long range planning for the collection, staff management, and artistic leadership to advance the museum’s strategic goals. They organize/co-organize original collection- and loan-based temporary exhibitions; identify and coordinate borrowed exhibitions for presentation at CMOA; oversee gallery rotations of the permanent collection; conduct research and interpret artworks; shape the collection through gifts and purchases; and evaluate and assess holdings as part of an overall collections plan, including deaccessioning. The Curator/Associate Curator also works collaboratively with and alongside the Curator of the Carnegie International, North America’s premier ongoing international survey of contemporary art established in 1896. The Curator/Associate Curator cultivates and maintains strategic relationships with the regional, national, and international contemporary art community, including artists, museum colleagues, prospective donors, friends of the Carnegie International, and other affinity groups. They nurture relationships and partnerships with local organizations to increase awareness of CMOA and expand its base of supporters; actively participate in fundraising and audience development efforts; and represent the museum through lectures, juries, events, and publications locally, nationally, and internationally.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: The position requires strong organizational, interpersonal, and problem-solving capabilities—including the ability to be an effective leader, motivator, and team member—as well as exceptional oral and written communication skills. The Curator/Associate Curator must be a creative thinker, innovative exhibition maker, and enthusiastic advocate for the evolution of art museums in the 21st century. Knowledge about the field of contemporary art, including familiarity with artists and professional counterparts, nationally and internationally, is essential. Proficiency with Microsoft Office, standard business software, and basic office equipment is required. The Curator/Associate Curator will be expected to gain familiarity with KE EMu, CMOA’s collection’s management system, and project management applications such as Asana.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: The position requires a master’s degree in art history, curatorial studies, or other related field and at least five years of progressively responsible curatorial experience in a museum setting; and equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. The Curator/Associate Curator must have a proven track record of curatorial achievement, including art acquisitions, exhibitions, and publications on modern and contemporary art. Area(s) of specialization should be relevant to CMOA’s collection. The Curator/Associate Curator’s record of experience must also reveal deep knowledge of and commitment to the latest developments in critical curatorial practice and theory as well as focused engagement in key social issues facing art museums today.

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

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Builds CMOA’s world-class collection of art by recommending acquisitions through gift and/or purchase; develops and maintains department-based collection plan.
  • Conceives and oversees rotations of the permanent collection galleries; collaborates with curatorial colleagues on collection-based presentations, research initiatives, and reinstallations.
  • Conducts and shares scholarly research to inform provenance documentation, conservation strategy, deaccession prospects, and other collection functions.
  • Organizes collection- and loan-based exhibitions; identifies and oversees borrowed exhibitions for presentation at the museum.
  • Collaborates with staff to ensure that curatorial projects are realized in a timely manner and on budget.
  • Collaborates with the Curator of the Carnegie International and related partners and staff to ensure the International aligns with and amplifies broader goals for contemporary art across the museum.
  • Vets and negotiates outgoing loans from the collection to other institutions; liaises with borrowers as needed.
  • Interprets works of art for the museum’s audiences through lectures, brochures, publications, labels, wall texts, digital media, and other forms.
  • Cultivates advantageous relationships with the professional community, CMOA Advisory Board, prospective donors and affinity groups, as well as with local community organizations to increase awareness of the museum and expand its base of supporters.
  • Actively participates in fundraising and audience development initiatives as needed.
  • Travels to pursue acquisitions, scholarly research, relationships, and beneficial contacts on behalf of the museum.
  • Represents the museum nationally and internationally at art fairs, conferences, openings, and other art world events; assists with the planning of donor cultivation trips as needed.
  • Performs other duties, including contributing to museum-wide planning efforts and initiatives, as assigned.

Please apply at the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh’s employment portal.
(Posted 7/17)

Director, Individual Philanthropy, 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 seeks a seasoned fundraiser for the position of DIRECTOR, INDIVIDUAL PHILANTHROPY. The director is responsible for leading a comprehensive individual major gift program and managing a portfolio of major prospects and donors. The director will lead a team of gift officers in identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding donors, ensuring a door-centered strategy is customized for each individual.

The successful candidate will have the wide-ranging intellectual curiosity and interest to be an enthusiastic ambassador for programs in both the arts and the sciences, and the vision and insight to connect donors’ passions with museum priorities in order to achieve goals. Exceptional written and oral communication and interpersonal skills, and experience working with high level volunteer leadership are critical as is a track record of soliciting and closing six-figure plus gifts. A balance of relationship and results-orientation, enthusiasm and patience, independence and collaboration is essential.

Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent combination of education and experience required. Master’s degree desirable.

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

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

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

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

Please apply through the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh’s employment portal.
(Posted 7/6)

 

Development Manager, Please Touch Museum, Philadelphia

Please Touch Museum, the Children’s Museum of Philadelphia (PTM), was founded in 1976 and was the first children’s museum to focus exclusively on young children ages birth to seven. As a leading 21st-century children’s museum, PTM’s exhibits, Museum experiences and educational programs are developed to engage children and foster the intellectual, social and emotional skills necessary to be successful in the classroom and in life. PTM’s mission is to change a child’s life as they discover the power of learning through play. Every year the Museum welcomes a half a million visitors from the greater Philadelphia region, across the country and around the globe. The Museum is housed in Memorial Hall, a National Historic Landmark with over 100,000 sq. ft in total and 60,000 sq. ft of exhibit space.

About the position

The Development Manager is responsible for managing and maintaining the Museum’s fundraising operations, working closely with the Chief Development Officer to identify, cultivate, and secure funding from individuals, corporations, and foundations on behalf of the Museum. The Manager will provide administrative support to the Development team and oversee database management: recording donor interactions for the department, booking pledges and gifts, running reports and administrating stewardship of donors. Taking initiative, in collaboration with CDO and working across Museum departments, the Development Manager will be responsible for the organization and implementation of all fundraising and donor-related events.

Responsibilities

Lead all Museum individual giving campaigns in partnership with the Chief Development Officer (CDO).  This includes, but is not limited to, leading the Please Touch Museum’s urgent individual giving campaign scheduled for Summer to Fall of 2020. Specific tasks will include:

  • Identifying potential donors from PTM’s Annual Fund and Membership and work with CDO to cultivate and solicit donors.
  •  Managing a portfolio of individual givers and corporate supporters investing between $100 and $60,000+ in Please Touch Museum.
  •  Working with CDO and Campaign committee for this initiative and stewarding this group.
  •  Implementing a donor program strategy and comprehensive cultivation and stewardship plan for Please Touch Museum’s individual supporters. This includes an active schedule of personal interactions with donors including phone calls and visits to initiate one on one engagement and solicitation opportunities.

Responsible for managing and maintaining all technical aspects of the development operation.

  •  Managing database systems and financial records. This includes donor acknowledgement letters and logging constituent interactions.
  •  Leading all donor e-communications through Outlook and Constant Contact. Including the Museum’s quarterly e-newsletter Touchpoints and the Museum’s Annual Report.
  • Creating timelines and budgets for all deliverables required by individual and corporate funders.
  •  Leading internal collaborations with: Marketing, Exhibits and Museum Learning to facilitate the execution of funder deliverables.
  •  Supporting department and committees with agendas, minutes, and monitoring/tracking deadlines.

Responsible for identifying, soliciting, and creating proposals for corporate sponsors. This includes writing letters of request and sponsorship agreements to secure institutional support.

  • Work closely with the Chief Development Officer to develop fundraising strategies that integrate with Museum-wide initiatives.
  • Conducts research to grow corporate sponsorship pipeline.
  • Act as a project manager to ensure that marketing, program delivery, and sponsorship deliverables are met and written reports filed if appropriate.

Responsible for leading fundraising, cultivation, and stewardship events in collaboration with CDO and when appropriate: cross-departmentally.

  • Design and implement all aspects of events in collaboration with CDO.
  • Create budgets, timelines, and promotion/outreach plans, working in collaboration with other Museum departments.
  • Identify and cultivate event committee for Imagination Ball, then assist and steward the committee members.
  • Coordinate post-event tasks including the reconciliation of budget in conjunction with the finance department, evaluation, and recommendations for the following year.

Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s degree and minimum of 3 years working in a position of progressively responsible development experience.
  • Must possess a strong working knowledge of the principles and practices of annual giving, corporate and foundation relations, and event management, preferably at an arts and cultural non-profit organization.
  • This position requires a highly motivated, self-starter with demonstrated writing and organizational ability who enjoys finding creative ways to make a case for funding.
  • Must be able take initiative, managing multiple tasks and meet deadlines without supervision.
  • The successful candidate will demonstrate success in working with people and organizing committees focusing on achievable goals.
  • Able to listen carefully to prospective donors, displaying a creative, problem solving attitude while maintaining a donor-centric fundraising philosophy and approach.

Please Touch Museum is an EEO employer. To apply for this opportunity, please email your cover letter and resume to: DevJobOpp@pleasetouchmuseum.org 
(Posted 7/6)

Senior Vice President for Enrollment & Strategic Communication, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia

The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA), in partnership with the search firm Scott Healy & Associates, invites applications and nominations for the position of Senior Vice President for Enrollment & Strategic Communication. PAFA has a multi-level mission, serving both the School and the Museum, and the Senior Vice President (SVP) will work to strengthen the position of all of the branches of PAFA and the institution overall. This newly structured and elevated position reports directly to the President & CEO. The SVP serves as a member of the President’s cabinet and participates in institution-wide strategic planning and policy development for both enrollment and strategic marketing communication. The SVP has responsibility for the development and implementation of a comprehensive strategic marketing plan aimed at utilizing a variety of media, both traditional and digital, to increase enrollment, visitors, and membership, as well as to increase auxiliary earned revenues including facility rentals and retail. The SVP will also be responsible for the development, implementation, coordination, and evaluation of the institution’s strategic enrollment initiatives and outcomes while providing vision and leadership to the institution in all areas of enrollment management as well as strategic communication.

The successful candidate will partner with PAFA stakeholders including the Board of Trustees, senior leadership, the Dean of the School of Fine Arts, the Edna S. Tuttleman Director of the Museum, the Vice President of Public Education and Engagement, Director of Events, academic leadership and faculty, curatorial leadership and staff, and colleagues to achieve strategic goals.

PAFA and the Community: With over 200 years of experience training artists, PAFA nurtures the artistic development of our students through degree programs in undergraduate and graduate fine arts education. PAFA offers a world-class professional education that focuses exclusively on the success of the emerging fine artist. Our priority is the quality, comprehensiveness, and relevance of a fine arts education to develop and pursue an artistic vision wherever it may lead.

Founded in 1805, PAFA is America’s first school and museum of fine arts. The School is accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education and National Association of Schools of Art and Design, and the Museum earned reaccreditation from the American Alliance of Museums. A recipient of the National Medal of Arts, PAFA offers undergraduate and graduate programs in the fine arts, innovative exhibitions of historic and contemporary American art, and a world-class collection of American art. PAFA’s esteemed alumni include Mary Cassatt, Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Thomas Eakins, William Glackens, Barkley L. Hendricks, Violet Oakley, Louis Kahn, David Lynch, and Henry Ossawa Tanner.

Our Community: Once the original capital of America, Philadelphia has a past enriched with culture, history and symbolism. The city is a melting pot of races, traditions and immigrant cultures and also possesses amenities that only the city’s own heritage can provide. It is the home to the Liberty Bell and the Declaration of Independence, both tributes to the city’s evolution.

Widely known as Philly, but formerly known as the City of Philadelphia, it is the largest city in the state of Pennsylvania. It holds the following statistics: it is the sixth most populous city in the US, the fifth largest city area by population in the US, the US’s fourth largest consumer media market and ranks 49th as the most populous city in the world. There are nearly 1.5 million people in the city alone.

Cultural, culinary, artistic and multicultural treasures abound in this city and its surrounding countryside. From some of the very finest and diverse restaurants, museums, major league sports, theaters, to philanthropic organizations, Philly has it all. Residents have access to the best facilities known to a modern city environment and community including four centuries of history and architecture, beautiful neighborhoods, remarkable museum collections, gorgeous green spaces, and endless shopping. After the sun sets, the city heats up with acclaimed performing arts, amazing dining and vibrant nightlife.

The Position: The SVP will oversee and be responsible for the leadership, management, and direct supervision for the offices of: Admissions, Strategic Marketing and Communications, and Student Financial Aid. They will provide leadership in designing the institution’s enrollment and marketing/communication strategies and is expected to make sophisticated use of high-quality data-driven, evidence-based enrollment decisions, utilizing best practices in enrollment management. This will occur while inspiring others throughout campus to work and serve collaboratively in achieving enrollment goals while improving retention and graduation rates. The SVP must be innovative and adept at promoting current academic and student-centered programs, as well as bringing forth recommendations for new recruitment and enrollment initiatives, marketing and communication strategies, financial aid leveraging strategies, retention, tuition net revenue strategies, and academic programs that match PAFA’s mission, resources, and market demand. With a team of eight, this position will craft social media, marketing and messaging plans to serve individual department needs to implement an annual master marketing research plan that provides insight into exhibit offerings, visitation and membership drivers, pricing strategy, and audience demographics. Relationships are critical to this role, the SVP will establish partnerships with outside organizations to develop marketing and promotional opportunities and actively attend events in the community. In addition, this position serves as Staff Liaison to the Marketing Committee of the Board of Trustees and reports to the School Committee of the Board.

Qualifications: To be considered for the position of Senior Vice President for Enrollment & Strategic Communication, the ideal candidate should have the following:

  • 8 years of experience in enrollment and marketing/communication, preferably within higher education, arts and culture, or related areas with multiple revenue streams;
    • Master’s Degree;
    • Considerable experience in data-driven enrollment operations that result in sustained growth in enrollment, diversity, academic quality, and increased retention and graduation rates;
    • Track record of developing and implementing marketing strategies to drive increases in attendance and membership throughout the year, increase awareness of an institution’s programs and mission;
    • Experience with all forms of institutional publishing and communications, including editorial of all media and supervising website and other digital content;
    • Experience positioning an organization both internally and externally and raisings its profile, through various media, with its current constituents as well as with new ones;
    • Working knowledge of current methodologies in enrollment management, admissions processes, institutional marketing strategies, and strategic media relations;
    • Entrepreneurial spirit while at the same time, deeply collaborative;
    • A strong understanding of marketing research skills and financial aid leveraging;
    • Experience in implementing and improving a comprehensive enrollment and marketing/communication plan;
    • The ability to work with Deans, faculty, alumni, currently enrolled students, the administration, and other partners in bringing together an Institution-wide enrollment management structure and environment.

Application and Nomination Process: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts has retained Scott Healy & Associates to oversee and manage the entire search process. All applications must be sent to:
Dr. Scott F. Healy, President
Scott Healy & Associates
scott@scotthealy.com

Applicants must apply electronically by a word document and include:
• Cover letter outlining experiences and success in the areas indicated in The Position;
• A complete and up-to-date Resume;
• Names of 5 professional References with title, institutional affiliation, email address and direct phone numbers. (No reference will be contacted without written permission from the candidate)

Applications submitted by July 31, 2020, will receive priority consideration. An anticipated start date for the selected candidate is October 5, 2020. The search process will remain open until the position is filled.

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts is constantly seeking to become a more diverse community and to enhance its capacity to value and capitalize on the cultural richness that diversity brings. PAFA strongly encourages applications from persons with diverse backgrounds.
(Posted 7/1)

Director of Education and Community Programs, 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.

PRIMARY FUNCTION

As the primary advocate for the museum’s community-centered engagement philosophy, the DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION AND COMMUNITY PROGRAMS leads efforts to create, implement, and evaluate a wide range of innovative educational programs, activities, and artist projects that connect diverse visitors (onsite, offsite, and online) with the museum. They supervise a high-performing team of museum educators; serve an integral role in artistic and strategic planning; initiate and sustain community partnerships to further the museum’s educational mission; and contribute to audience development activities on behalf of CMOA and Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh (CMP). Additionally, they effectively manage program budgets; actively seek ways to ensure the financial sustainability of the museum’s educational initiatives; and oversee CMOA’s commitment to expand diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion (DEAI), both internally and externally.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: An advanced degree (humanities, learning, arts education, or a related field) and a minimum of five years of supervisory experience in a public-facing informal education role are required; or a comparable mix of education and experience. A track record of innovation and leadership is essential, as is demonstrated interest in interdisciplinary, experimental, and collaborative approaches to public programming and engagement. Experience overseeing the creation of effective online educational resources is desirable. A record of research, publishing, and/or public speaking in museum education and/or public engagement is a plus.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: The Director of Education and Community Programs must have broad knowledge of informal education and engagement strategies relevant to cultural organizations today as well as tested skills initiating and sustaining community partnerships. Awareness of effective strategies for engaging diverse museum visitors of all ages is required, including an understanding of human development, learning theories, school curriculum, and program design and evaluation. The ability to lead and inspire a diverse team of artist-educators is essential. Excellent written and oral presentation skills are required, along with proficiency in budgeting, evaluation, and grant writing and reporting. Must be able to thrive in a complex, fast-paced, and multi-tasking environment. Evening and weekend hours may be occasionally needed if programs demand it. Familiarity with or willingness to learn project management and workplace chat applications, such as Asana and Slack.

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

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • As a member of the museum’s senior management team, takes a leadership role in defining and evolving the museum’s community-centered educational philosophy and public engagement strategies in keeping with the museum’s overall mission and strategic plan.
  • Responsible for leading the design and development of a comprehensive range of innovative programs, services, and offerings for school students and teachers, children and families, and diverse adult audiences that meet or exceed high standards for museum education practice.
  • Actively establishes and nurtures collaborations and partnerships with a host of external partners to further the museum’s mission, serve its community, and extend the impact of its programming, especially to new audiences.
  • Hires, mentors, supervises, and evaluates education department staff members; supervises museum educators in hiring, nurturing, and evaluating volunteer docents, teaching artists, and other part-time staff members. Oversees the multifaceted efforts of education team members, collaborators, and contractors to meet schedules, budgets, and engagement objectives.
  • Participates on planning teams for special exhibitions, permanent collection installations, online initiatives, and other community-focused projects to align such efforts with the museum’s educational philosophy and ensure effective and meaningful program delivery.
  • Advises curatorial colleagues on their efforts to conceptualize and develop interpretive materials, such as wall labels, gallery and activity guides, and other forms in print or online. Oversees creation of descriptive copy about education programs and activities for marketing initiatives.
  • Oversees and guides the work of the museum’s DEAI Staff Forum, pursuing new initiatives collaboratively to ensure team goals are met; endeavors to remain up to date on DEAI advancements in the cultural sector and imparts key learnings to staff.
  • Develops, manages, analyzes, and reports on education-related budgets for departmental operations, programs, and grant funded projects. Oversees timely tracking of participation in education programs and activities. Analyzes and responds appropriately to findings and trends to achieve goals for participation, impact, and revenue generation.
  • Plays a significant role in fundraising for the education department, including identifying, contributing to, implementing, and reporting on grant-funded opportunities; also helps to cultivate and steward donors interested in education-related programs.
  • Collaborates with the marketing department, education staff, consultants, and community partners to evaluate educational programs and activities; analyzes and responds to findings; and contributes to research and learning internally and externally, as appropriate.
  • Remains current with the latest museum education practices, innovations, and research in the field; applies best practices to ensure the continued success of all educational initiatives and programs; endeavors to impart knowledge of best practices to colleagues across the museum.
  • Collaborates with other departments and components of CMP to identify and realize opportunities for interdisciplinary partnerships, including joint programmatic initiatives and new opportunities for generating earned and contributed revenue.
  • Contributes to a variety of planning activities related to the museum in particular and to CMP as a whole, including but not limited to strategic planning, education task forces, and audience development initiatives.
  • Undertakes other projects at the request of the director.

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

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

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

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

Please apply through the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh’s employment portal.
(Posted 6/29)

Director of Marketing and Social Media, Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia

The Director of Marketing and Social Media leads the strategy, development, and implementation of the Barnes Foundation’s integrated advertising/marketing/social media plan to support earned and contributed revenue initiatives, retain and grow audiences, and increase brand awareness for the institution. This position reports to the Chief of Business Strategy and Analytics partners with the Director of Communications to ensure that content development plus media outreach and partnerships are consistent across all media vehicles within the overall marketing communications plan. This role also supervises two full-time staff: Marketing Manager and Social Media Coordinator and is responsible for their day-to-day work and for providing coaching, feedback, and opportunities for professional growth.

This position provides guidance and leadership across a variety of institutional initiatives and strategic goals, helping to shape organizational messaging that drives revenue and/or audiences across the Barnes. Working with the Chief of Business Strategy and Analytics, this position maximizes the revenue and audience potential of the Barnes existing online initiatives and participates in the planning and execution of new initiatives. Lastly, the Director plays a key role in a newly formed Analytics function that collects, analyzes, and makes decisions based on the institution’s data.

Established as an educational institution, the Barnes Foundation carries out its mission by promoting appreciation of the arts and horticultural science, through the preservation, presentation, and interpretation of the collections of Albert C. and Laura L. Barnes.

Celebrated for its exceptional breadth, depth, and quality, the Barnes Foundation’s art collection includes works by some of the greatest European and American masters of impressionism, post-impressionist, and early modern art, as well as African sculpture, Pennsylvania German decorative arts, Native American textiles, metalwork, and more.

The Foundation engages diverse audiences through its exceptional collections and related high-quality programs that reflect a broad range of periods and cultures and build on the founders’ innovative educational vision of transforming lives through the arts and horticulture.

Job Specific Competencies:

  • Leads the development, execution, and analysis of advertising/marketing/social media campaigns, including negotiating media and trade contracts to support earned and contributed revenue goals as well as audience retention and development
  • Develops and refines the foundation’s overall brand strategy to direct consistent messaging and positioning across all media and platforms. Works with Design and Editorial team to ensure that the Barnes’s visual identity across all marketing and advertising assets meet graphic and editorial standards.
  • Leads partnership with media agency to develop, execute and analyze results of annual and long-range media plan and advertising campaigns.
  • Leads the development and implementation of SEO/SEM, social media, and e-mail marketing automation campaigns
  • Chairs the interdepartmental staff social media committee of to build the Barnes voice and manage content across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, LinkedIn; grow and diversify audiences; and leverage channels that support revenue and attendance goals
  • Represents marketing and messaging interests to the internal Strategic Plan working group
  • Partners with Senior Director of Admissions and Retail Operations to develop promotions that include discount or incentive programs,
  • Partners with the Director of Communications to create and implement effective marketing and communications strategies to support the foundation’s audience and revenue goals and media/marketing partnerships, etc.
  • Participates in key internal committees and external conferences, contributing to key strategic, policy, culture and management decisions of the Barnes.
  • Works with all departments to develop marketing material in support of the mission of the Barnes Foundation.
  • Researches and analyzes best message, methods, channels, and trends for Barnes marketing and social media to support audience outreach and attendance goals.
  • Represents the sales/marketing, audience development, and SEM/SEO functions in ongoing optimization of the Barnes website, working collaboratively with the Chief Technology Officer, Editorial and Design teams, and all other relevant departments.
  • Coordinates efforts with outside public, city and state agencies to develop collaborations in support of Barnes marketing goals.
  • Uses data driven analysis, including historical performance, external benchmarks, and market trends to develop, track, and evaluate advertising components of the Marketing Relations budget.
  • Creates marketing partnerships with allied local, national, and international organizations, when appropriate.
  • Performs other duties as requested.

Managerial Competencies:

  • Demonstrates the ability to monitor, supervise and hold accountable all employees in the areas of attendance, completion of documentation, ADP and implementation of all company policies, procedures and protocols.
  • Supervises and meets regularly with all direct reports to review operational metrics and provide ongoing guidance; documents constructive feedback regarding job specific functions, responsibilities and competencies.
  • Maintains written documentation of supervision for oversight and review by other parties as appropriate.
  • Demonstrates the ability to maintain a stable, productive team environment through effective communication, staff appreciation and other activities that yield a high level of employee engagement to support and preserve the employee’s interest in working for The Barnes Foundation.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree with 5-8 years’ experience in marketing/communications or business development fields required or some college with additional relevant professional experience required.
  • Proven ability to develop, coordinate, execute and analyze results of strategic and long-range marketing plans, consumer communications, message development, media planning and brand positioning.
  • Strong quantitative and marketing analysis and presentation skills Ability to demonstrate ROI across all functions.
  • Demonstrated budget responsibility, writing ability with strong visual sense and attention to detail.
  • Creative problem solver and producer who can synthesize complex material quickly into data, charts and copy.
  • Outstanding interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to work individually or in a team.
  • Strong project management skills: ability to establish priorities, work within deadlines, multitask, and organize.  Proven ability to drive initiatives from concept to implementation in a fast-paced environment.
  • Experience with contract oversight of third-party vendors, design agencies and content developers.
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Flash, Acrobat); social media scheduling and analytics tools; video editing, Microsoft Office Productivity Suite, Google Analytics, and Survey Monkey.
  • Proficiency in all related computer applications (CRM and Content Management Systems experience preferred).
  • Experience in dynamic cultural or non-profit organization preferred.

Competitive Benefits Include: Group health, dental and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; short- and long-term disability and group life insurance; 403(b) with matching contributions; Employee Assistance Program; voluntary benefits; as well as paid vacation, personal time, sick time and holidays.

Please include a cover letter and an updated resume with your application, along with salary expectations.

The Barnes Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer and we’re committed to diversity and equal opportunity in our recruitment and hiring. Qualified candidates of all backgrounds are welcome and encouraged to apply for this position. Employees have rights under other laws including, but not limited to, the Family and Medical Leave Act and the Employee Polygraph Protection Act. We participate in E-Verify.

Please click here to apply.
(Posted 6/29)

President and CEO, Allentown Art Museum, Allentown

The Allentown Art Museum, an AAM-accredited museum, seeks an energetic, knowledgeable, and engaged leader with a proven track record of museum experience and a vision for the future to serve as the new President/CEO. The President will provide leadership for the Museum’s operations, exhibition, and educational and fundraising programs to move the Museum forward as a significant player in the rebirth of downtown Allentown and the enhancement of the Lehigh Valley.

The successful candidate will bring experience, enthusiasm, and knowledge to the work of the Museum, in partnership with a skilled and committed staff, a dedicated volunteer Board of Trustees, and many other volunteers. The President/CEO will have the opportunity to build a sustainable operating model for the Museum, articulate and implement the recently developed strategic plan and engage current and prospective donors, as well as leaders throughout the community, in supporting the Museum through successful fundraising and reputation enhancement.

The Allentown Art Museum is a vital arts and educational institution in the greater Lehigh Valley. The mission of the Museum is to enrich the lives of the widest possible audience of visitors by engaging, informing, and inspiring them through the activities of collecting, preserving, studying, exhibiting, and interpreting important works of visual art. Visit www.allentownartmuseum.org for more information.

Essential Qualifications

  1. A. or M.F.A. required; PhD preferred.

Significant museum experience in a director, senior curator, or other leadership position, and knowledge of museum standards, best practices, and trends to maintain the Museum’s AAM accreditation, develop and oversee an active exhibition program, and keep the Museum moving forward.

Fundraising and development experience, preferably including individual and corporate gifts, grants, events and the ability to attract new members and donors and to steward current relationships.

Ability to speak in an engaging and persuasive manner about art, wide-ranging exhibitions and programs, and the value of museums to varied constituencies including collectors, civic officials, foundations, members, and a diverse public.

Financial acumen and strong emotional intelligence.

The Allentown Art Museum is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

How to Apply—submit comprehensive CV with cover letter that sets out your interest in the role and describes the aspects of your experience relevant to the above criteria. Include names and contact info for three references. References will not be approached until the final stages and not without prior permission from candidates. Applications received by June 30 have best opportunity for consideration.

Submit to:  hr@allentownartmuseum.org

Salary Range:

Salary range of $130,000-$150,000 plus option for bonus
(Posted 6/22)

 

Vice President of External Relations and Development, African American Museum of Philadelphia, Philadelphia

Vice President of External Relations and Development, providing strategic and operational leadership for its philanthropic initiatives. The Vice President of External Relations and Development will join the Museum’s Executive Team at an exciting time, as the Museum is poised to undertake an ambitious capital campaign and execute a new strategic plan. The Museum plans to diversify its revenue sources through the engagement of individuals and by increasing support from major foundations and corporate partners. The key to the Museum’s success will be heightening its public image and broadening its circle of support. The successful candidate will have a full commitment to the Museum’s mission, the growth of its resources through support from diverse sources, the management of capital campaigns, and the strategic advancement of its brand.  The candidate must be a dynamic self-starter with the ability to provide leadership support the realization of the Museum’s long-term development vision.

The Vice President will partner with the President & CEO and Board of Directors and will work closely with other members of the Executive Team to increase philanthropic support and sustain it at a level that will enable the Museum to continue to achieve its mission and vision. Reporting directly to the President & CEO, the Vice President of External Relations and Development will provide leadership and strategic oversight for the Museum’s comprehensive fund development program to continue to build annual support and to ensure the success of its campaigns as well as cultivate, solicit, and steward transformational gifts to further secure the Museum’s future.

The Vice President is responsible for leading the Museum’s annual, capital, and endowment fund development efforts to secure financial and in-kind support from key donors and prospects at the local, regional, and national levels. The incumbent will have oversight responsibility of the fund development function and will provide leadership in the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of high-end major individual, corporate, and foundation gifts.

Collaborating closely with the President & CEO, the Vice President will implement a comprehensive and multifaceted donor-communication and stewardship strategy ensuring donor satisfaction. The Vice President will lead the Museum-wide commitment to fully utilize technology and software systems to increase and monitor fundraising opportunities. The Vice President will work closely with the President & CEO to forecast the Museum’s potential development revenue capabilities and project strategic long-range fund development plans and specific strategies to successfully secure these resources. S/he will have strong working relationships with the Board of Directors and Executive Team colleagues.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Spends approximately 60% of time cultivating high-end individual, corporate, and foundation donors and prospects; manages a portfolio of prospects and donors, with primary responsibility for cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding these relationships using a high level of visibility.
  • Creates, implements, and refines a Museum-wide action plan for identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding major donors and prospects that allows the Museum to actively achieve the strategic initiatives set forth in annual, capital, and endowment campaigns, along with any informal campaign plans.
  • Effectively staffs the President & CEO in his role as chief fundraiser for the Museum, matching the President & CEO with the Museum’s top donors and prospects in an appropriate strategy for engaging these donors and prospects in the Museum’s mission and vision.
  • Provides strong leadership to the Development Coordinator, Grant Manager/ Special Projects Coordinator and other development staff and volunteers, ensuring that individual responsibilities are well-defined and communicated while also encouraging a team environment. Identifies and mentors key Museum staff as development resources in presenting their areas of expertise to donors. As needed, identifies underperforming members of the Development Team staff and designs corrective strategies including corrective action plans, exit strategies, and terminations.
  • In collaboration with the President & CEO, works closely with the Board of Directors, Executive Team, and Campaign leadership to identify funding priorities in order to plan and implement comprehensive campaign strategies and accomplish team goals.  Establishes a communications plan to keep the Executive Team and Board of Directors current on fundraising strategies, activity, and results.
  • Creates, implements, and refines audience development plans for acquiring, renewing, and upgrading donors, members and prospects with and through the Museum’s software.
  • Oversees special events and cultivation activities to raise funds, engage donors and partners, and build the Museum’s image.
  • Oversees the development of a comprehensive portfolio of communication materials for donor identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship support.
  • Conducts business-related travel as needed.

Candidate Profile:

The Vice President of External Relations and Development will be a bold thinker and a strategic, yet “hands-on” executor, who will establish and lead a best-in-class development program. S/he will be results-oriented with exceptional strengths in communication and relationship-building. S/he will have earned a reputation for effectiveness in partnering with a CEO and Senior Executive Team and will be able to guide and lead others. The Vice President of External Relations and Development will have significant and proven leadership and management experience in a complex organization with multiple internal and external constituencies.

The ideal candidate will have the following personal competencies and characteristics:

Expertise in Development: The Vice President of External Relations and Development will be an experienced leader in the field of development with a measurable track record of success. S/he will have demonstrated expertise in the cultivation, solicitation, and closing of high-end gifts tied to a multi-year fundraising strategy, with a particular focus on capital campaigns. To succeed with her/his responsibilities, s/he will flourish in a diverse and high-achieving environment and will be energized by the prospect of leading the Development Team, designing and implementing processes, and integrating best practices. S/he will have strong data and analysis orientation and a proven ability to use metrics to drive development decisions and achieve strategic objectives.

Relationship-building and Communication: The Vice President of External Relations and Development will be skilled at building and sustaining excellent relationships at multiple levels and with varied constituencies including individuals, Board of Directors, members, administrative colleagues, donors, and volunteers. S/he will be a confident and articulate communicator with the ability to work fluidly across all levels. The Vice President of External Relations and Development will have an inspirational approach to building collaboration and buy-in and generating support from stakeholders. S/he will be a charismatic, high-energy leader who can talk with anyone and successfully convey the Museum’s objectives to express the mission and fund-raising goals with clarity, passion, and persuasion. As a proactive communicator, s/he will engage with the President & CEO, Board of Directors, and the Executive Team regularly for collaborative planning and implementation.

Executing for Results: This leader will be skilled at building the Museum’s reputation for high performance and accountability for results. S/he will be committed to development leadership with a broad knowledge of institutional advancement, major gift identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship. S/he will utilize proven management strategies and best practices to build the Museum’s Development Department, manage its staff members, measure results and report outcomes.

Brand Development: The Vice President of External Relations and Development will help the Museum build its brand and reach through the development of collateral materials, special events, and cultivation activities.

Qualifications, Skills and Abilities Required:

A bachelor’s degree in fund development, business, education or related field is required. The Vice President of Development will have at least eight years of fundraising/advancement experience.  Management experience is preferred.

Physical Requirements And Working Conditions:

Must be able to remain in a stationary position for extended periods of time operating a computer and other office productivity devices such as a calculator, telephone, and copy machine. Must be able to adapt to high pace environments occasionally moving/lifting lightweight equipment and other work-related objects up to 25lbs. May have to work late nights, weekends and in outdoor weather.

Expected hours: 37.5 per week

Please send your resume, references and cover letter to hr@aampmuseum.org
(Posted 6/22)

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Visitor Services, Wrightsville


Controller, Eastern State Penitentiary, Philadelphia

Job Summary:
The Controller will plan and direct the accounting operations of Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site (ESPHS). The Controller will guide and monitor the monthly financial activity, provide financial statement analysis, budget, and audit support. The Controller will help develop a strong, collaborative finance team to operate a high-quality, multi-dimensional department supporting the mission and business of the organization.

The primary duties of the Controller include managing the weekly and monthly accounting functions such as accounts payable and receivable, revenue posting, cash management, payroll processing and human resource management. In addition, the Controller will supervise the Bookkeeper, who is mainly responsible for the daily and weekly accounting functions such as accounts payable and receivable posting, check printing, and deposit posting.

Additional responsibilities may include resolving vendor issues and performing maintenance and creation of various supporting schedules. The Controller will also perform the following tasks: record and post the month-end revenue from the POS systems, reconciling to the cash deposits, record the monthly credit card transaction fees, calculate and remit the monthly sales tax to the state of PA.

The work is varied and fast-paced, with some flexibility and time management required during the site’s busy season, which is September – November. That period includes the annual fundraiser, Terror Behind the Walls (TBTW).

How to Apply:
Deadline extended! Resumes will be accepted until 8:00 a.m. on Friday, July 24, 2020. Please email resumes to ml@easternstate.org. Resumes must be attached or embedded in email. Links to external sources are not accepted (i.e. Google Docs, Dropbox, etc.)

Requirements:

  • 4-year college degree in accounting, MBA or CPA preferred. Seven or more years supervisory/controllership/CFO experience required.
  • General accounting knowledge required; nonprofit accounting knowledge preferred but not required (will train). HR experience a plus.
  • Problem solving skills, careful planning, multitasking, and time management skills are most critical. Demonstrated knowledge of financial reporting and audit support.
  • Written and verbal communication skills are required as well as a demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Excel, a firm understanding of Microsoft Office programs and the internet. Knowledge of QuickBooks a plus but not required.
  • Ability to maintain a high, positive energy level, friendly, highly organized, and able to work independently and collaboratively. Creativity and initiative will be important, along with superior attention to detail, with excellent analytical skills.
  • Ability to supervise additional accounting staff while maintaining own work. Ability to communicate pleasantly and effectively with supervisor, other staff, and the general public.
  • Must be able to maintain full confidentiality of any and all conversations, data records, files and other information where access is limited.

Physical requirements (lifting, etc.):

  • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  • Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at a time. Removing boxes from shelves is required.
  • Eastern State Penitentiary is a ruin and working conditions are not always ideal.

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

 

PT Visitor Services Representative and Boat Tour Guide, Susquehanna National Heritage Area, Zimmerman Center for Heritage, Wrightsville

Susquehanna National Heritage Area has an immediate opening for a team-oriented individual to assist with visitor services at our Zimmerman Center for Heritage and serve as a guide on our extremely popular River Discovery Boat Tours.

Job Title: Zimmerman Center Visitor Services Representative / Boat Tour Guide

Status: Temporary (Seasonal) part-time position, approximately 24-30 week, Friday-Sunday through October 11, 2020, with consideration for continuing employment.

Susquehanna National Heritage Area’s mission is to connect people to the history, ecology, and natural beauty of the Susquehanna River. We partner with the National Park Service to operate the Zimmerman Center as Pennsylvania’s Visitor Contact Station for the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail. The Center’s historic building, grounds, and river art collection provide a backdrop for programs, interpretation, and exhibits relating to the Susquehanna River’s history, ecology and American Indian legacy.

POSITION SUMMARY

This position is focused on weekend visitor services and River Discovery Boat Tours at the Zimmerman Center for Heritage. Duties will include interacting with visitors, assisting with tours, public programs and site interpretation, carrying out daily chores and site upkeep, and coordinating with other seasonal staff. The successful candidate for this position must provide excellent customer service to Zimmerman Center visitors.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Customer Service

  • Provides excellent customer service to guests and patrons, and whenever interacting with the public, partners and Board members.
  • Conducts tours and engages the public in hands-on programming and interpretation.
  • Processes book & product sales.
  • Manages visitor use of site, including enforcement of rules and regulations.

Maintenance

  • Assists with routine behind the scenes site maintenance and chores.

Organizational and Program support

  • Completes office administrative tasks as assigned.
  • Studies and understands historical resource materials and information relating to Susquehanna Heritage, its programs, facilities, and the Susquehanna National Heritage Area.
  • Conducts research to enhance site knowledge and programs as directed.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Valid Pennsylvania driver’s license
  • Ability to lift 30 pounds to a height of 48 inches
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Willingness to learn new skills
  • Good work ethic and ability to work without close supervision

To apply:

Please send cover letter and resume, including three professional references to Paul Nevin, Zimmerman Center Director, by email to pnevin@susquehannaheritage.org, or to the attention of Paul Nevin, Zimmerman Center for Heritage, 1706 Long Level Road, Wrightsville, PA 17368.

Susquehanna National Heritage Area is an EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER encouraging DIVERSITY in the workplace, and as such, does not discriminate because of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital or family status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, military veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Full position description and more information about Susquehanna Heritage and the Zimmerman Center for Heritage can be found at www.SusquehannaHeritage.org.
(Posted 7/20)

Director, Erie Maritime Museum and US Brig/Flagship Niagara, Erie

Do you have a passion for history–especially maritime history, love working with museum exhibits and collections, and enjoy managing complex operations? If so, the Bureau of Historic Sites and Museums (BHSM) of the PA Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) is looking for an experienced director to manage the Erie Maritime Museum and US Brig/Flagship Niagara in Erie County.

Please use this link to find further information and application materials, including contact information and salary range:  https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/pabureau/jobs/2815718. This posting closes August 18, 2020.
(Posted 7/20)

 

Director, Brandywine Battlefield Park, Chadds Ford

Do you have a passion for history, love working with historic buildings and museum collections, and enjoy managing complex operations? If so, the Bureau of Historic Sites and Museums (BHSM) of the PA Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) is looking for an experienced director to manage the Brandywine Battlefield Park in Delaware County–one of PHMC’s premier historic sites.  Please use this link to find further information and application materials, including salary range:  https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/pabureau/jobs/2814252.  This posting closes August 15, 2020.  The Brandywine Battlefield director position was previously posted and withdrawn due to COVID-19.   Anyone who applied previously should reapply.
(Posted 7/17)

The Richard Armstrong Curator or Associate Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, The 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 Richard Armstrong Curator or Associate Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art is a motivated, intellectually curious, and highly collaborative professional who oversees the presentation, loan, and development of CMOA’s collection of contemporary art, comprising approximately 6,000 works across media dating from 1945 to the present. An essential member of the museum’s curatorial team, the Curator/Associate Curator provides programmatic vision, long range planning for the collection, staff management, and artistic leadership to advance the museum’s strategic goals. They organize/co-organize original collection- and loan-based temporary exhibitions; identify and coordinate borrowed exhibitions for presentation at CMOA; oversee gallery rotations of the permanent collection; conduct research and interpret artworks; shape the collection through gifts and purchases; and evaluate and assess holdings as part of an overall collections plan, including deaccessioning. The Curator/Associate Curator also works collaboratively with and alongside the Curator of the Carnegie International, North America’s premier ongoing international survey of contemporary art established in 1896. The Curator/Associate Curator cultivates and maintains strategic relationships with the regional, national, and international contemporary art community, including artists, museum colleagues, prospective donors, friends of the Carnegie International, and other affinity groups. They nurture relationships and partnerships with local organizations to increase awareness of CMOA and expand its base of supporters; actively participate in fundraising and audience development efforts; and represent the museum through lectures, juries, events, and publications locally, nationally, and internationally.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: The position requires strong organizational, interpersonal, and problem-solving capabilities—including the ability to be an effective leader, motivator, and team member—as well as exceptional oral and written communication skills. The Curator/Associate Curator must be a creative thinker, innovative exhibition maker, and enthusiastic advocate for the evolution of art museums in the 21st century. Knowledge about the field of contemporary art, including familiarity with artists and professional counterparts, nationally and internationally, is essential. Proficiency with Microsoft Office, standard business software, and basic office equipment is required. The Curator/Associate Curator will be expected to gain familiarity with KE EMu, CMOA’s collection’s management system, and project management applications such as Asana.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: The position requires a master’s degree in art history, curatorial studies, or other related field and at least five years of progressively responsible curatorial experience in a museum setting; and equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. The Curator/Associate Curator must have a proven track record of curatorial achievement, including art acquisitions, exhibitions, and publications on modern and contemporary art. Area(s) of specialization should be relevant to CMOA’s collection. The Curator/Associate Curator’s record of experience must also reveal deep knowledge of and commitment to the latest developments in critical curatorial practice and theory as well as focused engagement in key social issues facing art museums today.

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

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Builds CMOA’s world-class collection of art by recommending acquisitions through gift and/or purchase; develops and maintains department-based collection plan.
  • Conceives and oversees rotations of the permanent collection galleries; collaborates with curatorial colleagues on collection-based presentations, research initiatives, and reinstallations.
  • Conducts and shares scholarly research to inform provenance documentation, conservation strategy, deaccession prospects, and other collection functions.
  • Organizes collection- and loan-based exhibitions; identifies and oversees borrowed exhibitions for presentation at the museum.
  • Collaborates with staff to ensure that curatorial projects are realized in a timely manner and on budget.
  • Collaborates with the Curator of the Carnegie International and related partners and staff to ensure the International aligns with and amplifies broader goals for contemporary art across the museum.
  • Vets and negotiates outgoing loans from the collection to other institutions; liaises with borrowers as needed.
  • Interprets works of art for the museum’s audiences through lectures, brochures, publications, labels, wall texts, digital media, and other forms.
  • Cultivates advantageous relationships with the professional community, CMOA Advisory Board, prospective donors and affinity groups, as well as with local community organizations to increase awareness of the museum and expand its base of supporters.
  • Actively participates in fundraising and audience development initiatives as needed.
  • Travels to pursue acquisitions, scholarly research, relationships, and beneficial contacts on behalf of the museum.
  • Represents the museum nationally and internationally at art fairs, conferences, openings, and other art world events; assists with the planning of donor cultivation trips as needed.
  • Performs other duties, including contributing to museum-wide planning efforts and initiatives, as assigned.

Please apply at the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh’s employment portal.
(Posted 7/17)

Director, Individual Philanthropy, 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 seeks a seasoned fundraiser for the position of DIRECTOR, INDIVIDUAL PHILANTHROPY. The director is responsible for leading a comprehensive individual major gift program and managing a portfolio of major prospects and donors. The director will lead a team of gift officers in identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding donors, ensuring a door-centered strategy is customized for each individual.

The successful candidate will have the wide-ranging intellectual curiosity and interest to be an enthusiastic ambassador for programs in both the arts and the sciences, and the vision and insight to connect donors’ passions with museum priorities in order to achieve goals. Exceptional written and oral communication and interpersonal skills, and experience working with high level volunteer leadership are critical as is a track record of soliciting and closing six-figure plus gifts. A balance of relationship and results-orientation, enthusiasm and patience, independence and collaboration is essential.

Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent combination of education and experience required. Master’s degree desirable.

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

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

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

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

Please apply through the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh’s employment portal.
(Posted 7/6)

 

Development Manager, Please Touch Museum, Philadelphia

Please Touch Museum, the Children’s Museum of Philadelphia (PTM), was founded in 1976 and was the first children’s museum to focus exclusively on young children ages birth to seven. As a leading 21st-century children’s museum, PTM’s exhibits, Museum experiences and educational programs are developed to engage children and foster the intellectual, social and emotional skills necessary to be successful in the classroom and in life. PTM’s mission is to change a child’s life as they discover the power of learning through play. Every year the Museum welcomes a half a million visitors from the greater Philadelphia region, across the country and around the globe. The Museum is housed in Memorial Hall, a National Historic Landmark with over 100,000 sq. ft in total and 60,000 sq. ft of exhibit space.

About the position

The Development Manager is responsible for managing and maintaining the Museum’s fundraising operations, working closely with the Chief Development Officer to identify, cultivate, and secure funding from individuals, corporations, and foundations on behalf of the Museum. The Manager will provide administrative support to the Development team and oversee database management: recording donor interactions for the department, booking pledges and gifts, running reports and administrating stewardship of donors. Taking initiative, in collaboration with CDO and working across Museum departments, the Development Manager will be responsible for the organization and implementation of all fundraising and donor-related events.

Responsibilities

Lead all Museum individual giving campaigns in partnership with the Chief Development Officer (CDO).  This includes, but is not limited to, leading the Please Touch Museum’s urgent individual giving campaign scheduled for Summer to Fall of 2020. Specific tasks will include:

  • Identifying potential donors from PTM’s Annual Fund and Membership and work with CDO to cultivate and solicit donors.
  •  Managing a portfolio of individual givers and corporate supporters investing between $100 and $60,000+ in Please Touch Museum.
  •  Working with CDO and Campaign committee for this initiative and stewarding this group.
  •  Implementing a donor program strategy and comprehensive cultivation and stewardship plan for Please Touch Museum’s individual supporters. This includes an active schedule of personal interactions with donors including phone calls and visits to initiate one on one engagement and solicitation opportunities.

Responsible for managing and maintaining all technical aspects of the development operation.

  •  Managing database systems and financial records. This includes donor acknowledgement letters and logging constituent interactions.
  •  Leading all donor e-communications through Outlook and Constant Contact. Including the Museum’s quarterly e-newsletter Touchpoints and the Museum’s Annual Report.
  • Creating timelines and budgets for all deliverables required by individual and corporate funders.
  •  Leading internal collaborations with: Marketing, Exhibits and Museum Learning to facilitate the execution of funder deliverables.
  •  Supporting department and committees with agendas, minutes, and monitoring/tracking deadlines.

Responsible for identifying, soliciting, and creating proposals for corporate sponsors. This includes writing letters of request and sponsorship agreements to secure institutional support.

  • Work closely with the Chief Development Officer to develop fundraising strategies that integrate with Museum-wide initiatives.
  • Conducts research to grow corporate sponsorship pipeline.
  • Act as a project manager to ensure that marketing, program delivery, and sponsorship deliverables are met and written reports filed if appropriate.

Responsible for leading fundraising, cultivation, and stewardship events in collaboration with CDO and when appropriate: cross-departmentally.

  • Design and implement all aspects of events in collaboration with CDO.
  • Create budgets, timelines, and promotion/outreach plans, working in collaboration with other Museum departments.
  • Identify and cultivate event committee for Imagination Ball, then assist and steward the committee members.
  • Coordinate post-event tasks including the reconciliation of budget in conjunction with the finance department, evaluation, and recommendations for the following year.

Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s degree and minimum of 3 years working in a position of progressively responsible development experience.
  • Must possess a strong working knowledge of the principles and practices of annual giving, corporate and foundation relations, and event management, preferably at an arts and cultural non-profit organization.
  • This position requires a highly motivated, self-starter with demonstrated writing and organizational ability who enjoys finding creative ways to make a case for funding.
  • Must be able take initiative, managing multiple tasks and meet deadlines without supervision.
  • The successful candidate will demonstrate success in working with people and organizing committees focusing on achievable goals.
  • Able to listen carefully to prospective donors, displaying a creative, problem solving attitude while maintaining a donor-centric fundraising philosophy and approach.

Please Touch Museum is an EEO employer. To apply for this opportunity, please email your cover letter and resume to: DevJobOpp@pleasetouchmuseum.org 
(Posted 7/6)

Senior Vice President for Enrollment & Strategic Communication, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia

The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA), in partnership with the search firm Scott Healy & Associates, invites applications and nominations for the position of Senior Vice President for Enrollment & Strategic Communication. PAFA has a multi-level mission, serving both the School and the Museum, and the Senior Vice President (SVP) will work to strengthen the position of all of the branches of PAFA and the institution overall. This newly structured and elevated position reports directly to the President & CEO. The SVP serves as a member of the President’s cabinet and participates in institution-wide strategic planning and policy development for both enrollment and strategic marketing communication. The SVP has responsibility for the development and implementation of a comprehensive strategic marketing plan aimed at utilizing a variety of media, both traditional and digital, to increase enrollment, visitors, and membership, as well as to increase auxiliary earned revenues including facility rentals and retail. The SVP will also be responsible for the development, implementation, coordination, and evaluation of the institution’s strategic enrollment initiatives and outcomes while providing vision and leadership to the institution in all areas of enrollment management as well as strategic communication.

The successful candidate will partner with PAFA stakeholders including the Board of Trustees, senior leadership, the Dean of the School of Fine Arts, the Edna S. Tuttleman Director of the Museum, the Vice President of Public Education and Engagement, Director of Events, academic leadership and faculty, curatorial leadership and staff, and colleagues to achieve strategic goals.

PAFA and the Community: With over 200 years of experience training artists, PAFA nurtures the artistic development of our students through degree programs in undergraduate and graduate fine arts education. PAFA offers a world-class professional education that focuses exclusively on the success of the emerging fine artist. Our priority is the quality, comprehensiveness, and relevance of a fine arts education to develop and pursue an artistic vision wherever it may lead.

Founded in 1805, PAFA is America’s first school and museum of fine arts. The School is accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education and National Association of Schools of Art and Design, and the Museum earned reaccreditation from the American Alliance of Museums. A recipient of the National Medal of Arts, PAFA offers undergraduate and graduate programs in the fine arts, innovative exhibitions of historic and contemporary American art, and a world-class collection of American art. PAFA’s esteemed alumni include Mary Cassatt, Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Thomas Eakins, William Glackens, Barkley L. Hendricks, Violet Oakley, Louis Kahn, David Lynch, and Henry Ossawa Tanner.

Our Community: Once the original capital of America, Philadelphia has a past enriched with culture, history and symbolism. The city is a melting pot of races, traditions and immigrant cultures and also possesses amenities that only the city’s own heritage can provide. It is the home to the Liberty Bell and the Declaration of Independence, both tributes to the city’s evolution.

Widely known as Philly, but formerly known as the City of Philadelphia, it is the largest city in the state of Pennsylvania. It holds the following statistics: it is the sixth most populous city in the US, the fifth largest city area by population in the US, the US’s fourth largest consumer media market and ranks 49th as the most populous city in the world. There are nearly 1.5 million people in the city alone.

Cultural, culinary, artistic and multicultural treasures abound in this city and its surrounding countryside. From some of the very finest and diverse restaurants, museums, major league sports, theaters, to philanthropic organizations, Philly has it all. Residents have access to the best facilities known to a modern city environment and community including four centuries of history and architecture, beautiful neighborhoods, remarkable museum collections, gorgeous green spaces, and endless shopping. After the sun sets, the city heats up with acclaimed performing arts, amazing dining and vibrant nightlife.

The Position: The SVP will oversee and be responsible for the leadership, management, and direct supervision for the offices of: Admissions, Strategic Marketing and Communications, and Student Financial Aid. They will provide leadership in designing the institution’s enrollment and marketing/communication strategies and is expected to make sophisticated use of high-quality data-driven, evidence-based enrollment decisions, utilizing best practices in enrollment management. This will occur while inspiring others throughout campus to work and serve collaboratively in achieving enrollment goals while improving retention and graduation rates. The SVP must be innovative and adept at promoting current academic and student-centered programs, as well as bringing forth recommendations for new recruitment and enrollment initiatives, marketing and communication strategies, financial aid leveraging strategies, retention, tuition net revenue strategies, and academic programs that match PAFA’s mission, resources, and market demand. With a team of eight, this position will craft social media, marketing and messaging plans to serve individual department needs to implement an annual master marketing research plan that provides insight into exhibit offerings, visitation and membership drivers, pricing strategy, and audience demographics. Relationships are critical to this role, the SVP will establish partnerships with outside organizations to develop marketing and promotional opportunities and actively attend events in the community. In addition, this position serves as Staff Liaison to the Marketing Committee of the Board of Trustees and reports to the School Committee of the Board.

Qualifications: To be considered for the position of Senior Vice President for Enrollment & Strategic Communication, the ideal candidate should have the following:

  • 8 years of experience in enrollment and marketing/communication, preferably within higher education, arts and culture, or related areas with multiple revenue streams;
    • Master’s Degree;
    • Considerable experience in data-driven enrollment operations that result in sustained growth in enrollment, diversity, academic quality, and increased retention and graduation rates;
    • Track record of developing and implementing marketing strategies to drive increases in attendance and membership throughout the year, increase awareness of an institution’s programs and mission;
    • Experience with all forms of institutional publishing and communications, including editorial of all media and supervising website and other digital content;
    • Experience positioning an organization both internally and externally and raisings its profile, through various media, with its current constituents as well as with new ones;
    • Working knowledge of current methodologies in enrollment management, admissions processes, institutional marketing strategies, and strategic media relations;
    • Entrepreneurial spirit while at the same time, deeply collaborative;
    • A strong understanding of marketing research skills and financial aid leveraging;
    • Experience in implementing and improving a comprehensive enrollment and marketing/communication plan;
    • The ability to work with Deans, faculty, alumni, currently enrolled students, the administration, and other partners in bringing together an Institution-wide enrollment management structure and environment.

Application and Nomination Process: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts has retained Scott Healy & Associates to oversee and manage the entire search process. All applications must be sent to:
Dr. Scott F. Healy, President
Scott Healy & Associates
scott@scotthealy.com

Applicants must apply electronically by a word document and include:
• Cover letter outlining experiences and success in the areas indicated in The Position;
• A complete and up-to-date Resume;
• Names of 5 professional References with title, institutional affiliation, email address and direct phone numbers. (No reference will be contacted without written permission from the candidate)

Applications submitted by July 31, 2020, will receive priority consideration. An anticipated start date for the selected candidate is October 5, 2020. The search process will remain open until the position is filled.

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts is constantly seeking to become a more diverse community and to enhance its capacity to value and capitalize on the cultural richness that diversity brings. PAFA strongly encourages applications from persons with diverse backgrounds.
(Posted 7/1)

Director of Education and Community Programs, 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.

PRIMARY FUNCTION

As the primary advocate for the museum’s community-centered engagement philosophy, the DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION AND COMMUNITY PROGRAMS leads efforts to create, implement, and evaluate a wide range of innovative educational programs, activities, and artist projects that connect diverse visitors (onsite, offsite, and online) with the museum. They supervise a high-performing team of museum educators; serve an integral role in artistic and strategic planning; initiate and sustain community partnerships to further the museum’s educational mission; and contribute to audience development activities on behalf of CMOA and Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh (CMP). Additionally, they effectively manage program budgets; actively seek ways to ensure the financial sustainability of the museum’s educational initiatives; and oversee CMOA’s commitment to expand diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion (DEAI), both internally and externally.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: An advanced degree (humanities, learning, arts education, or a related field) and a minimum of five years of supervisory experience in a public-facing informal education role are required; or a comparable mix of education and experience. A track record of innovation and leadership is essential, as is demonstrated interest in interdisciplinary, experimental, and collaborative approaches to public programming and engagement. Experience overseeing the creation of effective online educational resources is desirable. A record of research, publishing, and/or public speaking in museum education and/or public engagement is a plus.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: The Director of Education and Community Programs must have broad knowledge of informal education and engagement strategies relevant to cultural organizations today as well as tested skills initiating and sustaining community partnerships. Awareness of effective strategies for engaging diverse museum visitors of all ages is required, including an understanding of human development, learning theories, school curriculum, and program design and evaluation. The ability to lead and inspire a diverse team of artist-educators is essential. Excellent written and oral presentation skills are required, along with proficiency in budgeting, evaluation, and grant writing and reporting. Must be able to thrive in a complex, fast-paced, and multi-tasking environment. Evening and weekend hours may be occasionally needed if programs demand it. Familiarity with or willingness to learn project management and workplace chat applications, such as Asana and Slack.

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

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • As a member of the museum’s senior management team, takes a leadership role in defining and evolving the museum’s community-centered educational philosophy and public engagement strategies in keeping with the museum’s overall mission and strategic plan.
  • Responsible for leading the design and development of a comprehensive range of innovative programs, services, and offerings for school students and teachers, children and families, and diverse adult audiences that meet or exceed high standards for museum education practice.
  • Actively establishes and nurtures collaborations and partnerships with a host of external partners to further the museum’s mission, serve its community, and extend the impact of its programming, especially to new audiences.
  • Hires, mentors, supervises, and evaluates education department staff members; supervises museum educators in hiring, nurturing, and evaluating volunteer docents, teaching artists, and other part-time staff members. Oversees the multifaceted efforts of education team members, collaborators, and contractors to meet schedules, budgets, and engagement objectives.
  • Participates on planning teams for special exhibitions, permanent collection installations, online initiatives, and other community-focused projects to align such efforts with the museum’s educational philosophy and ensure effective and meaningful program delivery.
  • Advises curatorial colleagues on their efforts to conceptualize and develop interpretive materials, such as wall labels, gallery and activity guides, and other forms in print or online. Oversees creation of descriptive copy about education programs and activities for marketing initiatives.
  • Oversees and guides the work of the museum’s DEAI Staff Forum, pursuing new initiatives collaboratively to ensure team goals are met; endeavors to remain up to date on DEAI advancements in the cultural sector and imparts key learnings to staff.
  • Develops, manages, analyzes, and reports on education-related budgets for departmental operations, programs, and grant funded projects. Oversees timely tracking of participation in education programs and activities. Analyzes and responds appropriately to findings and trends to achieve goals for participation, impact, and revenue generation.
  • Plays a significant role in fundraising for the education department, including identifying, contributing to, implementing, and reporting on grant-funded opportunities; also helps to cultivate and steward donors interested in education-related programs.
  • Collaborates with the marketing department, education staff, consultants, and community partners to evaluate educational programs and activities; analyzes and responds to findings; and contributes to research and learning internally and externally, as appropriate.
  • Remains current with the latest museum education practices, innovations, and research in the field; applies best practices to ensure the continued success of all educational initiatives and programs; endeavors to impart knowledge of best practices to colleagues across the museum.
  • Collaborates with other departments and components of CMP to identify and realize opportunities for interdisciplinary partnerships, including joint programmatic initiatives and new opportunities for generating earned and contributed revenue.
  • Contributes to a variety of planning activities related to the museum in particular and to CMP as a whole, including but not limited to strategic planning, education task forces, and audience development initiatives.
  • Undertakes other projects at the request of the director.

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

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

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

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

Please apply through the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh’s employment portal.
(Posted 6/29)

Director of Marketing and Social Media, Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia

The Director of Marketing and Social Media leads the strategy, development, and implementation of the Barnes Foundation’s integrated advertising/marketing/social media plan to support earned and contributed revenue initiatives, retain and grow audiences, and increase brand awareness for the institution. This position reports to the Chief of Business Strategy and Analytics partners with the Director of Communications to ensure that content development plus media outreach and partnerships are consistent across all media vehicles within the overall marketing communications plan. This role also supervises two full-time staff: Marketing Manager and Social Media Coordinator and is responsible for their day-to-day work and for providing coaching, feedback, and opportunities for professional growth.

This position provides guidance and leadership across a variety of institutional initiatives and strategic goals, helping to shape organizational messaging that drives revenue and/or audiences across the Barnes. Working with the Chief of Business Strategy and Analytics, this position maximizes the revenue and audience potential of the Barnes existing online initiatives and participates in the planning and execution of new initiatives. Lastly, the Director plays a key role in a newly formed Analytics function that collects, analyzes, and makes decisions based on the institution’s data.

Established as an educational institution, the Barnes Foundation carries out its mission by promoting appreciation of the arts and horticultural science, through the preservation, presentation, and interpretation of the collections of Albert C. and Laura L. Barnes.

Celebrated for its exceptional breadth, depth, and quality, the Barnes Foundation’s art collection includes works by some of the greatest European and American masters of impressionism, post-impressionist, and early modern art, as well as African sculpture, Pennsylvania German decorative arts, Native American textiles, metalwork, and more.

The Foundation engages diverse audiences through its exceptional collections and related high-quality programs that reflect a broad range of periods and cultures and build on the founders’ innovative educational vision of transforming lives through the arts and horticulture.

Job Specific Competencies:

  • Leads the development, execution, and analysis of advertising/marketing/social media campaigns, including negotiating media and trade contracts to support earned and contributed revenue goals as well as audience retention and development
  • Develops and refines the foundation’s overall brand strategy to direct consistent messaging and positioning across all media and platforms. Works with Design and Editorial team to ensure that the Barnes’s visual identity across all marketing and advertising assets meet graphic and editorial standards.
  • Leads partnership with media agency to develop, execute and analyze results of annual and long-range media plan and advertising campaigns.
  • Leads the development and implementation of SEO/SEM, social media, and e-mail marketing automation campaigns
  • Chairs the interdepartmental staff social media committee of to build the Barnes voice and manage content across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, LinkedIn; grow and diversify audiences; and leverage channels that support revenue and attendance goals
  • Represents marketing and messaging interests to the internal Strategic Plan working group
  • Partners with Senior Director of Admissions and Retail Operations to develop promotions that include discount or incentive programs,
  • Partners with the Director of Communications to create and implement effective marketing and communications strategies to support the foundation’s audience and revenue goals and media/marketing partnerships, etc.
  • Participates in key internal committees and external conferences, contributing to key strategic, policy, culture and management decisions of the Barnes.
  • Works with all departments to develop marketing material in support of the mission of the Barnes Foundation.
  • Researches and analyzes best message, methods, channels, and trends for Barnes marketing and social media to support audience outreach and attendance goals.
  • Represents the sales/marketing, audience development, and SEM/SEO functions in ongoing optimization of the Barnes website, working collaboratively with the Chief Technology Officer, Editorial and Design teams, and all other relevant departments.
  • Coordinates efforts with outside public, city and state agencies to develop collaborations in support of Barnes marketing goals.
  • Uses data driven analysis, including historical performance, external benchmarks, and market trends to develop, track, and evaluate advertising components of the Marketing Relations budget.
  • Creates marketing partnerships with allied local, national, and international organizations, when appropriate.
  • Performs other duties as requested.

Managerial Competencies:

  • Demonstrates the ability to monitor, supervise and hold accountable all employees in the areas of attendance, completion of documentation, ADP and implementation of all company policies, procedures and protocols.
  • Supervises and meets regularly with all direct reports to review operational metrics and provide ongoing guidance; documents constructive feedback regarding job specific functions, responsibilities and competencies.
  • Maintains written documentation of supervision for oversight and review by other parties as appropriate.
  • Demonstrates the ability to maintain a stable, productive team environment through effective communication, staff appreciation and other activities that yield a high level of employee engagement to support and preserve the employee’s interest in working for The Barnes Foundation.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree with 5-8 years’ experience in marketing/communications or business development fields required or some college with additional relevant professional experience required.
  • Proven ability to develop, coordinate, execute and analyze results of strategic and long-range marketing plans, consumer communications, message development, media planning and brand positioning.
  • Strong quantitative and marketing analysis and presentation skills Ability to demonstrate ROI across all functions.
  • Demonstrated budget responsibility, writing ability with strong visual sense and attention to detail.
  • Creative problem solver and producer who can synthesize complex material quickly into data, charts and copy.
  • Outstanding interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to work individually or in a team.
  • Strong project management skills: ability to establish priorities, work within deadlines, multitask, and organize.  Proven ability to drive initiatives from concept to implementation in a fast-paced environment.
  • Experience with contract oversight of third-party vendors, design agencies and content developers.
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Flash, Acrobat); social media scheduling and analytics tools; video editing, Microsoft Office Productivity Suite, Google Analytics, and Survey Monkey.
  • Proficiency in all related computer applications (CRM and Content Management Systems experience preferred).
  • Experience in dynamic cultural or non-profit organization preferred.

Competitive Benefits Include: Group health, dental and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; short- and long-term disability and group life insurance; 403(b) with matching contributions; Employee Assistance Program; voluntary benefits; as well as paid vacation, personal time, sick time and holidays.

Please include a cover letter and an updated resume with your application, along with salary expectations.

The Barnes Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer and we’re committed to diversity and equal opportunity in our recruitment and hiring. Qualified candidates of all backgrounds are welcome and encouraged to apply for this position. Employees have rights under other laws including, but not limited to, the Family and Medical Leave Act and the Employee Polygraph Protection Act. We participate in E-Verify.

Please click here to apply.
(Posted 6/29)

President and CEO, Allentown Art Museum, Allentown

The Allentown Art Museum, an AAM-accredited museum, seeks an energetic, knowledgeable, and engaged leader with a proven track record of museum experience and a vision for the future to serve as the new President/CEO. The President will provide leadership for the Museum’s operations, exhibition, and educational and fundraising programs to move the Museum forward as a significant player in the rebirth of downtown Allentown and the enhancement of the Lehigh Valley.

The successful candidate will bring experience, enthusiasm, and knowledge to the work of the Museum, in partnership with a skilled and committed staff, a dedicated volunteer Board of Trustees, and many other volunteers. The President/CEO will have the opportunity to build a sustainable operating model for the Museum, articulate and implement the recently developed strategic plan and engage current and prospective donors, as well as leaders throughout the community, in supporting the Museum through successful fundraising and reputation enhancement.

The Allentown Art Museum is a vital arts and educational institution in the greater Lehigh Valley. The mission of the Museum is to enrich the lives of the widest possible audience of visitors by engaging, informing, and inspiring them through the activities of collecting, preserving, studying, exhibiting, and interpreting important works of visual art. Visit www.allentownartmuseum.org for more information.

Essential Qualifications

  1. A. or M.F.A. required; PhD preferred.

Significant museum experience in a director, senior curator, or other leadership position, and knowledge of museum standards, best practices, and trends to maintain the Museum’s AAM accreditation, develop and oversee an active exhibition program, and keep the Museum moving forward.

Fundraising and development experience, preferably including individual and corporate gifts, grants, events and the ability to attract new members and donors and to steward current relationships.

Ability to speak in an engaging and persuasive manner about art, wide-ranging exhibitions and programs, and the value of museums to varied constituencies including collectors, civic officials, foundations, members, and a diverse public.

Financial acumen and strong emotional intelligence.

The Allentown Art Museum is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

How to Apply—submit comprehensive CV with cover letter that sets out your interest in the role and describes the aspects of your experience relevant to the above criteria. Include names and contact info for three references. References will not be approached until the final stages and not without prior permission from candidates. Applications received by June 30 have best opportunity for consideration.

Submit to:  hr@allentownartmuseum.org

Salary Range:

Salary range of $130,000-$150,000 plus option for bonus
(Posted 6/22)

 

Vice President of External Relations and Development, African American Museum of Philadelphia, Philadelphia

Vice President of External Relations and Development, providing strategic and operational leadership for its philanthropic initiatives. The Vice President of External Relations and Development will join the Museum’s Executive Team at an exciting time, as the Museum is poised to undertake an ambitious capital campaign and execute a new strategic plan. The Museum plans to diversify its revenue sources through the engagement of individuals and by increasing support from major foundations and corporate partners. The key to the Museum’s success will be heightening its public image and broadening its circle of support. The successful candidate will have a full commitment to the Museum’s mission, the growth of its resources through support from diverse sources, the management of capital campaigns, and the strategic advancement of its brand.  The candidate must be a dynamic self-starter with the ability to provide leadership support the realization of the Museum’s long-term development vision.

The Vice President will partner with the President & CEO and Board of Directors and will work closely with other members of the Executive Team to increase philanthropic support and sustain it at a level that will enable the Museum to continue to achieve its mission and vision. Reporting directly to the President & CEO, the Vice President of External Relations and Development will provide leadership and strategic oversight for the Museum’s comprehensive fund development program to continue to build annual support and to ensure the success of its campaigns as well as cultivate, solicit, and steward transformational gifts to further secure the Museum’s future.

The Vice President is responsible for leading the Museum’s annual, capital, and endowment fund development efforts to secure financial and in-kind support from key donors and prospects at the local, regional, and national levels. The incumbent will have oversight responsibility of the fund development function and will provide leadership in the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of high-end major individual, corporate, and foundation gifts.

Collaborating closely with the President & CEO, the Vice President will implement a comprehensive and multifaceted donor-communication and stewardship strategy ensuring donor satisfaction. The Vice President will lead the Museum-wide commitment to fully utilize technology and software systems to increase and monitor fundraising opportunities. The Vice President will work closely with the President & CEO to forecast the Museum’s potential development revenue capabilities and project strategic long-range fund development plans and specific strategies to successfully secure these resources. S/he will have strong working relationships with the Board of Directors and Executive Team colleagues.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Spends approximately 60% of time cultivating high-end individual, corporate, and foundation donors and prospects; manages a portfolio of prospects and donors, with primary responsibility for cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding these relationships using a high level of visibility.
  • Creates, implements, and refines a Museum-wide action plan for identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding major donors and prospects that allows the Museum to actively achieve the strategic initiatives set forth in annual, capital, and endowment campaigns, along with any informal campaign plans.
  • Effectively staffs the President & CEO in his role as chief fundraiser for the Museum, matching the President & CEO with the Museum’s top donors and prospects in an appropriate strategy for engaging these donors and prospects in the Museum’s mission and vision.
  • Provides strong leadership to the Development Coordinator, Grant Manager/ Special Projects Coordinator and other development staff and volunteers, ensuring that individual responsibilities are well-defined and communicated while also encouraging a team environment. Identifies and mentors key Museum staff as development resources in presenting their areas of expertise to donors. As needed, identifies underperforming members of the Development Team staff and designs corrective strategies including corrective action plans, exit strategies, and terminations.
  • In collaboration with the President & CEO, works closely with the Board of Directors, Executive Team, and Campaign leadership to identify funding priorities in order to plan and implement comprehensive campaign strategies and accomplish team goals.  Establishes a communications plan to keep the Executive Team and Board of Directors current on fundraising strategies, activity, and results.
  • Creates, implements, and refines audience development plans for acquiring, renewing, and upgrading donors, members and prospects with and through the Museum’s software.
  • Oversees special events and cultivation activities to raise funds, engage donors and partners, and build the Museum’s image.
  • Oversees the development of a comprehensive portfolio of communication materials for donor identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship support.
  • Conducts business-related travel as needed.

Candidate Profile:

The Vice President of External Relations and Development will be a bold thinker and a strategic, yet “hands-on” executor, who will establish and lead a best-in-class development program. S/he will be results-oriented with exceptional strengths in communication and relationship-building. S/he will have earned a reputation for effectiveness in partnering with a CEO and Senior Executive Team and will be able to guide and lead others. The Vice President of External Relations and Development will have significant and proven leadership and management experience in a complex organization with multiple internal and external constituencies.

The ideal candidate will have the following personal competencies and characteristics:

Expertise in Development: The Vice President of External Relations and Development will be an experienced leader in the field of development with a measurable track record of success. S/he will have demonstrated expertise in the cultivation, solicitation, and closing of high-end gifts tied to a multi-year fundraising strategy, with a particular focus on capital campaigns. To succeed with her/his responsibilities, s/he will flourish in a diverse and high-achieving environment and will be energized by the prospect of leading the Development Team, designing and implementing processes, and integrating best practices. S/he will have strong data and analysis orientation and a proven ability to use metrics to drive development decisions and achieve strategic objectives.

Relationship-building and Communication: The Vice President of External Relations and Development will be skilled at building and sustaining excellent relationships at multiple levels and with varied constituencies including individuals, Board of Directors, members, administrative colleagues, donors, and volunteers. S/he will be a confident and articulate communicator with the ability to work fluidly across all levels. The Vice President of External Relations and Development will have an inspirational approach to building collaboration and buy-in and generating support from stakeholders. S/he will be a charismatic, high-energy leader who can talk with anyone and successfully convey the Museum’s objectives to express the mission and fund-raising goals with clarity, passion, and persuasion. As a proactive communicator, s/he will engage with the President & CEO, Board of Directors, and the Executive Team regularly for collaborative planning and implementation.

Executing for Results: This leader will be skilled at building the Museum’s reputation for high performance and accountability for results. S/he will be committed to development leadership with a broad knowledge of institutional advancement, major gift identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship. S/he will utilize proven management strategies and best practices to build the Museum’s Development Department, manage its staff members, measure results and report outcomes.

Brand Development: The Vice President of External Relations and Development will help the Museum build its brand and reach through the development of collateral materials, special events, and cultivation activities.

Qualifications, Skills and Abilities Required:

A bachelor’s degree in fund development, business, education or related field is required. The Vice President of Development will have at least eight years of fundraising/advancement experience.  Management experience is preferred.

Physical Requirements And Working Conditions:

Must be able to remain in a stationary position for extended periods of time operating a computer and other office productivity devices such as a calculator, telephone, and copy machine. Must be able to adapt to high pace environments occasionally moving/lifting lightweight equipment and other work-related objects up to 25lbs. May have to work late nights, weekends and in outdoor weather.

Expected hours: 37.5 per week

Please send your resume, references and cover letter to hr@aampmuseum.org
(Posted 6/22)

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Visitor Services, Wrightsville


Controller, Eastern State Penitentiary, Philadelphia

Job Summary:
The Controller will plan and direct the accounting operations of Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site (ESPHS). The Controller will guide and monitor the monthly financial activity, provide financial statement analysis, budget, and audit support. The Controller will help develop a strong, collaborative finance team to operate a high-quality, multi-dimensional department supporting the mission and business of the organization.

The primary duties of the Controller include managing the weekly and monthly accounting functions such as accounts payable and receivable, revenue posting, cash management, payroll processing and human resource management. In addition, the Controller will supervise the Bookkeeper, who is mainly responsible for the daily and weekly accounting functions such as accounts payable and receivable posting, check printing, and deposit posting.

Additional responsibilities may include resolving vendor issues and performing maintenance and creation of various supporting schedules. The Controller will also perform the following tasks: record and post the month-end revenue from the POS systems, reconciling to the cash deposits, record the monthly credit card transaction fees, calculate and remit the monthly sales tax to the state of PA.

The work is varied and fast-paced, with some flexibility and time management required during the site’s busy season, which is September – November. That period includes the annual fundraiser, Terror Behind the Walls (TBTW).

How to Apply:
Deadline extended! Resumes will be accepted until 8:00 a.m. on Friday, July 24, 2020. Please email resumes to ml@easternstate.org. Resumes must be attached or embedded in email. Links to external sources are not accepted (i.e. Google Docs, Dropbox, etc.)

Requirements:

  • 4-year college degree in accounting, MBA or CPA preferred. Seven or more years supervisory/controllership/CFO experience required.
  • General accounting knowledge required; nonprofit accounting knowledge preferred but not required (will train). HR experience a plus.
  • Problem solving skills, careful planning, multitasking, and time management skills are most critical. Demonstrated knowledge of financial reporting and audit support.
  • Written and verbal communication skills are required as well as a demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Excel, a firm understanding of Microsoft Office programs and the internet. Knowledge of QuickBooks a plus but not required.
  • Ability to maintain a high, positive energy level, friendly, highly organized, and able to work independently and collaboratively. Creativity and initiative will be important, along with superior attention to detail, with excellent analytical skills.
  • Ability to supervise additional accounting staff while maintaining own work. Ability to communicate pleasantly and effectively with supervisor, other staff, and the general public.
  • Must be able to maintain full confidentiality of any and all conversations, data records, files and other information where access is limited.

Physical requirements (lifting, etc.):

  • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  • Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at a time. Removing boxes from shelves is required.
  • Eastern State Penitentiary is a ruin and working conditions are not always ideal.

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

 

PT Visitor Services Representative and Boat Tour Guide, Susquehanna National Heritage Area, Zimmerman Center for Heritage, Wrightsville

Susquehanna National Heritage Area has an immediate opening for a team-oriented individual to assist with visitor services at our Zimmerman Center for Heritage and serve as a guide on our extremely popular River Discovery Boat Tours.

Job Title: Zimmerman Center Visitor Services Representative / Boat Tour Guide

Status: Temporary (Seasonal) part-time position, approximately 24-30 week, Friday-Sunday through October 11, 2020, with consideration for continuing employment.

Susquehanna National Heritage Area’s mission is to connect people to the history, ecology, and natural beauty of the Susquehanna River. We partner with the National Park Service to operate the Zimmerman Center as Pennsylvania’s Visitor Contact Station for the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail. The Center’s historic building, grounds, and river art collection provide a backdrop for programs, interpretation, and exhibits relating to the Susquehanna River’s history, ecology and American Indian legacy.

POSITION SUMMARY

This position is focused on weekend visitor services and River Discovery Boat Tours at the Zimmerman Center for Heritage. Duties will include interacting with visitors, assisting with tours, public programs and site interpretation, carrying out daily chores and site upkeep, and coordinating with other seasonal staff. The successful candidate for this position must provide excellent customer service to Zimmerman Center visitors.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Customer Service

  • Provides excellent customer service to guests and patrons, and whenever interacting with the public, partners and Board members.
  • Conducts tours and engages the public in hands-on programming and interpretation.
  • Processes book & product sales.
  • Manages visitor use of site, including enforcement of rules and regulations.

Maintenance

  • Assists with routine behind the scenes site maintenance and chores.

Organizational and Program support

  • Completes office administrative tasks as assigned.
  • Studies and understands historical resource materials and information relating to Susquehanna Heritage, its programs, facilities, and the Susquehanna National Heritage Area.
  • Conducts research to enhance site knowledge and programs as directed.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Valid Pennsylvania driver’s license
  • Ability to lift 30 pounds to a height of 48 inches
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Willingness to learn new skills
  • Good work ethic and ability to work without close supervision

To apply:

Please send cover letter and resume, including three professional references to Paul Nevin, Zimmerman Center Director, by email to pnevin@susquehannaheritage.org, or to the attention of Paul Nevin, Zimmerman Center for Heritage, 1706 Long Level Road, Wrightsville, PA 17368.

Susquehanna National Heritage Area is an EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER encouraging DIVERSITY in the workplace, and as such, does not discriminate because of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital or family status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, military veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Full position description and more information about Susquehanna Heritage and the Zimmerman Center for Heritage can be found at www.SusquehannaHeritage.org.
(Posted 7/20)

Director, Erie Maritime Museum and US Brig/Flagship Niagara, Erie

Do you have a passion for history–especially maritime history, love working with museum exhibits and collections, and enjoy managing complex operations? If so, the Bureau of Historic Sites and Museums (BHSM) of the PA Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) is looking for an experienced director to manage the Erie Maritime Museum and US Brig/Flagship Niagara in Erie County.

Please use this link to find further information and application materials, including contact information and salary range:  https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/pabureau/jobs/2815718. This posting closes August 18, 2020.
(Posted 7/20)

 

Director, Brandywine Battlefield Park, Chadds Ford

Do you have a passion for history, love working with historic buildings and museum collections, and enjoy managing complex operations? If so, the Bureau of Historic Sites and Museums (BHSM) of the PA Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) is looking for an experienced director to manage the Brandywine Battlefield Park in Delaware County–one of PHMC’s premier historic sites.  Please use this link to find further information and application materials, including salary range:  https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/pabureau/jobs/2814252.  This posting closes August 15, 2020.  The Brandywine Battlefield director position was previously posted and withdrawn due to COVID-19.   Anyone who applied previously should reapply.
(Posted 7/17)

The Richard Armstrong Curator or Associate Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, The 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 Richard Armstrong Curator or Associate Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art is a motivated, intellectually curious, and highly collaborative professional who oversees the presentation, loan, and development of CMOA’s collection of contemporary art, comprising approximately 6,000 works across media dating from 1945 to the present. An essential member of the museum’s curatorial team, the Curator/Associate Curator provides programmatic vision, long range planning for the collection, staff management, and artistic leadership to advance the museum’s strategic goals. They organize/co-organize original collection- and loan-based temporary exhibitions; identify and coordinate borrowed exhibitions for presentation at CMOA; oversee gallery rotations of the permanent collection; conduct research and interpret artworks; shape the collection through gifts and purchases; and evaluate and assess holdings as part of an overall collections plan, including deaccessioning. The Curator/Associate Curator also works collaboratively with and alongside the Curator of the Carnegie International, North America’s premier ongoing international survey of contemporary art established in 1896. The Curator/Associate Curator cultivates and maintains strategic relationships with the regional, national, and international contemporary art community, including artists, museum colleagues, prospective donors, friends of the Carnegie International, and other affinity groups. They nurture relationships and partnerships with local organizations to increase awareness of CMOA and expand its base of supporters; actively participate in fundraising and audience development efforts; and represent the museum through lectures, juries, events, and publications locally, nationally, and internationally.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: The position requires strong organizational, interpersonal, and problem-solving capabilities—including the ability to be an effective leader, motivator, and team member—as well as exceptional oral and written communication skills. The Curator/Associate Curator must be a creative thinker, innovative exhibition maker, and enthusiastic advocate for the evolution of art museums in the 21st century. Knowledge about the field of contemporary art, including familiarity with artists and professional counterparts, nationally and internationally, is essential. Proficiency with Microsoft Office, standard business software, and basic office equipment is required. The Curator/Associate Curator will be expected to gain familiarity with KE EMu, CMOA’s collection’s management system, and project management applications such as Asana.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: The position requires a master’s degree in art history, curatorial studies, or other related field and at least five years of progressively responsible curatorial experience in a museum setting; and equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. The Curator/Associate Curator must have a proven track record of curatorial achievement, including art acquisitions, exhibitions, and publications on modern and contemporary art. Area(s) of specialization should be relevant to CMOA’s collection. The Curator/Associate Curator’s record of experience must also reveal deep knowledge of and commitment to the latest developments in critical curatorial practice and theory as well as focused engagement in key social issues facing art museums today.

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

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Builds CMOA’s world-class collection of art by recommending acquisitions through gift and/or purchase; develops and maintains department-based collection plan.
  • Conceives and oversees rotations of the permanent collection galleries; collaborates with curatorial colleagues on collection-based presentations, research initiatives, and reinstallations.
  • Conducts and shares scholarly research to inform provenance documentation, conservation strategy, deaccession prospects, and other collection functions.
  • Organizes collection- and loan-based exhibitions; identifies and oversees borrowed exhibitions for presentation at the museum.
  • Collaborates with staff to ensure that curatorial projects are realized in a timely manner and on budget.
  • Collaborates with the Curator of the Carnegie International and related partners and staff to ensure the International aligns with and amplifies broader goals for contemporary art across the museum.
  • Vets and negotiates outgoing loans from the collection to other institutions; liaises with borrowers as needed.
  • Interprets works of art for the museum’s audiences through lectures, brochures, publications, labels, wall texts, digital media, and other forms.
  • Cultivates advantageous relationships with the professional community, CMOA Advisory Board, prospective donors and affinity groups, as well as with local community organizations to increase awareness of the museum and expand its base of supporters.
  • Actively participates in fundraising and audience development initiatives as needed.
  • Travels to pursue acquisitions, scholarly research, relationships, and beneficial contacts on behalf of the museum.
  • Represents the museum nationally and internationally at art fairs, conferences, openings, and other art world events; assists with the planning of donor cultivation trips as needed.
  • Performs other duties, including contributing to museum-wide planning efforts and initiatives, as assigned.

Please apply at the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh’s employment portal.
(Posted 7/17)

Director, Individual Philanthropy, 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 seeks a seasoned fundraiser for the position of DIRECTOR, INDIVIDUAL PHILANTHROPY. The director is responsible for leading a comprehensive individual major gift program and managing a portfolio of major prospects and donors. The director will lead a team of gift officers in identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding donors, ensuring a door-centered strategy is customized for each individual.

The successful candidate will have the wide-ranging intellectual curiosity and interest to be an enthusiastic ambassador for programs in both the arts and the sciences, and the vision and insight to connect donors’ passions with museum priorities in order to achieve goals. Exceptional written and oral communication and interpersonal skills, and experience working with high level volunteer leadership are critical as is a track record of soliciting and closing six-figure plus gifts. A balance of relationship and results-orientation, enthusiasm and patience, independence and collaboration is essential.

Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent combination of education and experience required. Master’s degree desirable.

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

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

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

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

Please apply through the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh’s employment portal.
(Posted 7/6)

 

Development Manager, Please Touch Museum, Philadelphia

Please Touch Museum, the Children’s Museum of Philadelphia (PTM), was founded in 1976 and was the first children’s museum to focus exclusively on young children ages birth to seven. As a leading 21st-century children’s museum, PTM’s exhibits, Museum experiences and educational programs are developed to engage children and foster the intellectual, social and emotional skills necessary to be successful in the classroom and in life. PTM’s mission is to change a child’s life as they discover the power of learning through play. Every year the Museum welcomes a half a million visitors from the greater Philadelphia region, across the country and around the globe. The Museum is housed in Memorial Hall, a National Historic Landmark with over 100,000 sq. ft in total and 60,000 sq. ft of exhibit space.

About the position

The Development Manager is responsible for managing and maintaining the Museum’s fundraising operations, working closely with the Chief Development Officer to identify, cultivate, and secure funding from individuals, corporations, and foundations on behalf of the Museum. The Manager will provide administrative support to the Development team and oversee database management: recording donor interactions for the department, booking pledges and gifts, running reports and administrating stewardship of donors. Taking initiative, in collaboration with CDO and working across Museum departments, the Development Manager will be responsible for the organization and implementation of all fundraising and donor-related events.

Responsibilities

Lead all Museum individual giving campaigns in partnership with the Chief Development Officer (CDO).  This includes, but is not limited to, leading the Please Touch Museum’s urgent individual giving campaign scheduled for Summer to Fall of 2020. Specific tasks will include:

  • Identifying potential donors from PTM’s Annual Fund and Membership and work with CDO to cultivate and solicit donors.
  •  Managing a portfolio of individual givers and corporate supporters investing between $100 and $60,000+ in Please Touch Museum.
  •  Working with CDO and Campaign committee for this initiative and stewarding this group.
  •  Implementing a donor program strategy and comprehensive cultivation and stewardship plan for Please Touch Museum’s individual supporters. This includes an active schedule of personal interactions with donors including phone calls and visits to initiate one on one engagement and solicitation opportunities.

Responsible for managing and maintaining all technical aspects of the development operation.

  •  Managing database systems and financial records. This includes donor acknowledgement letters and logging constituent interactions.
  •  Leading all donor e-communications through Outlook and Constant Contact. Including the Museum’s quarterly e-newsletter Touchpoints and the Museum’s Annual Report.
  • Creating timelines and budgets for all deliverables required by individual and corporate funders.
  •  Leading internal collaborations with: Marketing, Exhibits and Museum Learning to facilitate the execution of funder deliverables.
  •  Supporting department and committees with agendas, minutes, and monitoring/tracking deadlines.

Responsible for identifying, soliciting, and creating proposals for corporate sponsors. This includes writing letters of request and sponsorship agreements to secure institutional support.

  • Work closely with the Chief Development Officer to develop fundraising strategies that integrate with Museum-wide initiatives.
  • Conducts research to grow corporate sponsorship pipeline.
  • Act as a project manager to ensure that marketing, program delivery, and sponsorship deliverables are met and written reports filed if appropriate.

Responsible for leading fundraising, cultivation, and stewardship events in collaboration with CDO and when appropriate: cross-departmentally.

  • Design and implement all aspects of events in collaboration with CDO.
  • Create budgets, timelines, and promotion/outreach plans, working in collaboration with other Museum departments.
  • Identify and cultivate event committee for Imagination Ball, then assist and steward the committee members.
  • Coordinate post-event tasks including the reconciliation of budget in conjunction with the finance department, evaluation, and recommendations for the following year.

Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s degree and minimum of 3 years working in a position of progressively responsible development experience.
  • Must possess a strong working knowledge of the principles and practices of annual giving, corporate and foundation relations, and event management, preferably at an arts and cultural non-profit organization.
  • This position requires a highly motivated, self-starter with demonstrated writing and organizational ability who enjoys finding creative ways to make a case for funding.
  • Must be able take initiative, managing multiple tasks and meet deadlines without supervision.
  • The successful candidate will demonstrate success in working with people and organizing committees focusing on achievable goals.
  • Able to listen carefully to prospective donors, displaying a creative, problem solving attitude while maintaining a donor-centric fundraising philosophy and approach.

Please Touch Museum is an EEO employer. To apply for this opportunity, please email your cover letter and resume to: DevJobOpp@pleasetouchmuseum.org 
(Posted 7/6)

Senior Vice President for Enrollment & Strategic Communication, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia

The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA), in partnership with the search firm Scott Healy & Associates, invites applications and nominations for the position of Senior Vice President for Enrollment & Strategic Communication. PAFA has a multi-level mission, serving both the School and the Museum, and the Senior Vice President (SVP) will work to strengthen the position of all of the branches of PAFA and the institution overall. This newly structured and elevated position reports directly to the President & CEO. The SVP serves as a member of the President’s cabinet and participates in institution-wide strategic planning and policy development for both enrollment and strategic marketing communication. The SVP has responsibility for the development and implementation of a comprehensive strategic marketing plan aimed at utilizing a variety of media, both traditional and digital, to increase enrollment, visitors, and membership, as well as to increase auxiliary earned revenues including facility rentals and retail. The SVP will also be responsible for the development, implementation, coordination, and evaluation of the institution’s strategic enrollment initiatives and outcomes while providing vision and leadership to the institution in all areas of enrollment management as well as strategic communication.

The successful candidate will partner with PAFA stakeholders including the Board of Trustees, senior leadership, the Dean of the School of Fine Arts, the Edna S. Tuttleman Director of the Museum, the Vice President of Public Education and Engagement, Director of Events, academic leadership and faculty, curatorial leadership and staff, and colleagues to achieve strategic goals.

PAFA and the Community: With over 200 years of experience training artists, PAFA nurtures the artistic development of our students through degree programs in undergraduate and graduate fine arts education. PAFA offers a world-class professional education that focuses exclusively on the success of the emerging fine artist. Our priority is the quality, comprehensiveness, and relevance of a fine arts education to develop and pursue an artistic vision wherever it may lead.

Founded in 1805, PAFA is America’s first school and museum of fine arts. The School is accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education and National Association of Schools of Art and Design, and the Museum earned reaccreditation from the American Alliance of Museums. A recipient of the National Medal of Arts, PAFA offers undergraduate and graduate programs in the fine arts, innovative exhibitions of historic and contemporary American art, and a world-class collection of American art. PAFA’s esteemed alumni include Mary Cassatt, Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Thomas Eakins, William Glackens, Barkley L. Hendricks, Violet Oakley, Louis Kahn, David Lynch, and Henry Ossawa Tanner.

Our Community: Once the original capital of America, Philadelphia has a past enriched with culture, history and symbolism. The city is a melting pot of races, traditions and immigrant cultures and also possesses amenities that only the city’s own heritage can provide. It is the home to the Liberty Bell and the Declaration of Independence, both tributes to the city’s evolution.

Widely known as Philly, but formerly known as the City of Philadelphia, it is the largest city in the state of Pennsylvania. It holds the following statistics: it is the sixth most populous city in the US, the fifth largest city area by population in the US, the US’s fourth largest consumer media market and ranks 49th as the most populous city in the world. There are nearly 1.5 million people in the city alone.

Cultural, culinary, artistic and multicultural treasures abound in this city and its surrounding countryside. From some of the very finest and diverse restaurants, museums, major league sports, theaters, to philanthropic organizations, Philly has it all. Residents have access to the best facilities known to a modern city environment and community including four centuries of history and architecture, beautiful neighborhoods, remarkable museum collections, gorgeous green spaces, and endless shopping. After the sun sets, the city heats up with acclaimed performing arts, amazing dining and vibrant nightlife.

The Position: The SVP will oversee and be responsible for the leadership, management, and direct supervision for the offices of: Admissions, Strategic Marketing and Communications, and Student Financial Aid. They will provide leadership in designing the institution’s enrollment and marketing/communication strategies and is expected to make sophisticated use of high-quality data-driven, evidence-based enrollment decisions, utilizing best practices in enrollment management. This will occur while inspiring others throughout campus to work and serve collaboratively in achieving enrollment goals while improving retention and graduation rates. The SVP must be innovative and adept at promoting current academic and student-centered programs, as well as bringing forth recommendations for new recruitment and enrollment initiatives, marketing and communication strategies, financial aid leveraging strategies, retention, tuition net revenue strategies, and academic programs that match PAFA’s mission, resources, and market demand. With a team of eight, this position will craft social media, marketing and messaging plans to serve individual department needs to implement an annual master marketing research plan that provides insight into exhibit offerings, visitation and membership drivers, pricing strategy, and audience demographics. Relationships are critical to this role, the SVP will establish partnerships with outside organizations to develop marketing and promotional opportunities and actively attend events in the community. In addition, this position serves as Staff Liaison to the Marketing Committee of the Board of Trustees and reports to the School Committee of the Board.

Qualifications: To be considered for the position of Senior Vice President for Enrollment & Strategic Communication, the ideal candidate should have the following:

  • 8 years of experience in enrollment and marketing/communication, preferably within higher education, arts and culture, or related areas with multiple revenue streams;
    • Master’s Degree;
    • Considerable experience in data-driven enrollment operations that result in sustained growth in enrollment, diversity, academic quality, and increased retention and graduation rates;
    • Track record of developing and implementing marketing strategies to drive increases in attendance and membership throughout the year, increase awareness of an institution’s programs and mission;
    • Experience with all forms of institutional publishing and communications, including editorial of all media and supervising website and other digital content;
    • Experience positioning an organization both internally and externally and raisings its profile, through various media, with its current constituents as well as with new ones;
    • Working knowledge of current methodologies in enrollment management, admissions processes, institutional marketing strategies, and strategic media relations;
    • Entrepreneurial spirit while at the same time, deeply collaborative;
    • A strong understanding of marketing research skills and financial aid leveraging;
    • Experience in implementing and improving a comprehensive enrollment and marketing/communication plan;
    • The ability to work with Deans, faculty, alumni, currently enrolled students, the administration, and other partners in bringing together an Institution-wide enrollment management structure and environment.

Application and Nomination Process: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts has retained Scott Healy & Associates to oversee and manage the entire search process. All applications must be sent to:
Dr. Scott F. Healy, President
Scott Healy & Associates
scott@scotthealy.com

Applicants must apply electronically by a word document and include:
• Cover letter outlining experiences and success in the areas indicated in The Position;
• A complete and up-to-date Resume;
• Names of 5 professional References with title, institutional affiliation, email address and direct phone numbers. (No reference will be contacted without written permission from the candidate)

Applications submitted by July 31, 2020, will receive priority consideration. An anticipated start date for the selected candidate is October 5, 2020. The search process will remain open until the position is filled.

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts is constantly seeking to become a more diverse community and to enhance its capacity to value and capitalize on the cultural richness that diversity brings. PAFA strongly encourages applications from persons with diverse backgrounds.
(Posted 7/1)

Director of Education and Community Programs, 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.

PRIMARY FUNCTION

As the primary advocate for the museum’s community-centered engagement philosophy, the DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION AND COMMUNITY PROGRAMS leads efforts to create, implement, and evaluate a wide range of innovative educational programs, activities, and artist projects that connect diverse visitors (onsite, offsite, and online) with the museum. They supervise a high-performing team of museum educators; serve an integral role in artistic and strategic planning; initiate and sustain community partnerships to further the museum’s educational mission; and contribute to audience development activities on behalf of CMOA and Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh (CMP). Additionally, they effectively manage program budgets; actively seek ways to ensure the financial sustainability of the museum’s educational initiatives; and oversee CMOA’s commitment to expand diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion (DEAI), both internally and externally.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: An advanced degree (humanities, learning, arts education, or a related field) and a minimum of five years of supervisory experience in a public-facing informal education role are required; or a comparable mix of education and experience. A track record of innovation and leadership is essential, as is demonstrated interest in interdisciplinary, experimental, and collaborative approaches to public programming and engagement. Experience overseeing the creation of effective online educational resources is desirable. A record of research, publishing, and/or public speaking in museum education and/or public engagement is a plus.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: The Director of Education and Community Programs must have broad knowledge of informal education and engagement strategies relevant to cultural organizations today as well as tested skills initiating and sustaining community partnerships. Awareness of effective strategies for engaging diverse museum visitors of all ages is required, including an understanding of human development, learning theories, school curriculum, and program design and evaluation. The ability to lead and inspire a diverse team of artist-educators is essential. Excellent written and oral presentation skills are required, along with proficiency in budgeting, evaluation, and grant writing and reporting. Must be able to thrive in a complex, fast-paced, and multi-tasking environment. Evening and weekend hours may be occasionally needed if programs demand it. Familiarity with or willingness to learn project management and workplace chat applications, such as Asana and Slack.

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

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • As a member of the museum’s senior management team, takes a leadership role in defining and evolving the museum’s community-centered educational philosophy and public engagement strategies in keeping with the museum’s overall mission and strategic plan.
  • Responsible for leading the design and development of a comprehensive range of innovative programs, services, and offerings for school students and teachers, children and families, and diverse adult audiences that meet or exceed high standards for museum education practice.
  • Actively establishes and nurtures collaborations and partnerships with a host of external partners to further the museum’s mission, serve its community, and extend the impact of its programming, especially to new audiences.
  • Hires, mentors, supervises, and evaluates education department staff members; supervises museum educators in hiring, nurturing, and evaluating volunteer docents, teaching artists, and other part-time staff members. Oversees the multifaceted efforts of education team members, collaborators, and contractors to meet schedules, budgets, and engagement objectives.
  • Participates on planning teams for special exhibitions, permanent collection installations, online initiatives, and other community-focused projects to align such efforts with the museum’s educational philosophy and ensure effective and meaningful program delivery.
  • Advises curatorial colleagues on their efforts to conceptualize and develop interpretive materials, such as wall labels, gallery and activity guides, and other forms in print or online. Oversees creation of descriptive copy about education programs and activities for marketing initiatives.
  • Oversees and guides the work of the museum’s DEAI Staff Forum, pursuing new initiatives collaboratively to ensure team goals are met; endeavors to remain up to date on DEAI advancements in the cultural sector and imparts key learnings to staff.
  • Develops, manages, analyzes, and reports on education-related budgets for departmental operations, programs, and grant funded projects. Oversees timely tracking of participation in education programs and activities. Analyzes and responds appropriately to findings and trends to achieve goals for participation, impact, and revenue generation.
  • Plays a significant role in fundraising for the education department, including identifying, contributing to, implementing, and reporting on grant-funded opportunities; also helps to cultivate and steward donors interested in education-related programs.
  • Collaborates with the marketing department, education staff, consultants, and community partners to evaluate educational programs and activities; analyzes and responds to findings; and contributes to research and learning internally and externally, as appropriate.
  • Remains current with the latest museum education practices, innovations, and research in the field; applies best practices to ensure the continued success of all educational initiatives and programs; endeavors to impart knowledge of best practices to colleagues across the museum.
  • Collaborates with other departments and components of CMP to identify and realize opportunities for interdisciplinary partnerships, including joint programmatic initiatives and new opportunities for generating earned and contributed revenue.
  • Contributes to a variety of planning activities related to the museum in particular and to CMP as a whole, including but not limited to strategic planning, education task forces, and audience development initiatives.
  • Undertakes other projects at the request of the director.

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

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

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

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

Please apply through the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh’s employment portal.
(Posted 6/29)

Director of Marketing and Social Media, Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia

The Director of Marketing and Social Media leads the strategy, development, and implementation of the Barnes Foundation’s integrated advertising/marketing/social media plan to support earned and contributed revenue initiatives, retain and grow audiences, and increase brand awareness for the institution. This position reports to the Chief of Business Strategy and Analytics partners with the Director of Communications to ensure that content development plus media outreach and partnerships are consistent across all media vehicles within the overall marketing communications plan. This role also supervises two full-time staff: Marketing Manager and Social Media Coordinator and is responsible for their day-to-day work and for providing coaching, feedback, and opportunities for professional growth.

This position provides guidance and leadership across a variety of institutional initiatives and strategic goals, helping to shape organizational messaging that drives revenue and/or audiences across the Barnes. Working with the Chief of Business Strategy and Analytics, this position maximizes the revenue and audience potential of the Barnes existing online initiatives and participates in the planning and execution of new initiatives. Lastly, the Director plays a key role in a newly formed Analytics function that collects, analyzes, and makes decisions based on the institution’s data.

Established as an educational institution, the Barnes Foundation carries out its mission by promoting appreciation of the arts and horticultural science, through the preservation, presentation, and interpretation of the collections of Albert C. and Laura L. Barnes.

Celebrated for its exceptional breadth, depth, and quality, the Barnes Foundation’s art collection includes works by some of the greatest European and American masters of impressionism, post-impressionist, and early modern art, as well as African sculpture, Pennsylvania German decorative arts, Native American textiles, metalwork, and more.

The Foundation engages diverse audiences through its exceptional collections and related high-quality programs that reflect a broad range of periods and cultures and build on the founders’ innovative educational vision of transforming lives through the arts and horticulture.

Job Specific Competencies:

  • Leads the development, execution, and analysis of advertising/marketing/social media campaigns, including negotiating media and trade contracts to support earned and contributed revenue goals as well as audience retention and development
  • Develops and refines the foundation’s overall brand strategy to direct consistent messaging and positioning across all media and platforms. Works with Design and Editorial team to ensure that the Barnes’s visual identity across all marketing and advertising assets meet graphic and editorial standards.
  • Leads partnership with media agency to develop, execute and analyze results of annual and long-range media plan and advertising campaigns.
  • Leads the development and implementation of SEO/SEM, social media, and e-mail marketing automation campaigns
  • Chairs the interdepartmental staff social media committee of to build the Barnes voice and manage content across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, LinkedIn; grow and diversify audiences; and leverage channels that support revenue and attendance goals
  • Represents marketing and messaging interests to the internal Strategic Plan working group
  • Partners with Senior Director of Admissions and Retail Operations to develop promotions that include discount or incentive programs,
  • Partners with the Director of Communications to create and implement effective marketing and communications strategies to support the foundation’s audience and revenue goals and media/marketing partnerships, etc.
  • Participates in key internal committees and external conferences, contributing to key strategic, policy, culture and management decisions of the Barnes.
  • Works with all departments to develop marketing material in support of the mission of the Barnes Foundation.
  • Researches and analyzes best message, methods, channels, and trends for Barnes marketing and social media to support audience outreach and attendance goals.
  • Represents the sales/marketing, audience development, and SEM/SEO functions in ongoing optimization of the Barnes website, working collaboratively with the Chief Technology Officer, Editorial and Design teams, and all other relevant departments.
  • Coordinates efforts with outside public, city and state agencies to develop collaborations in support of Barnes marketing goals.
  • Uses data driven analysis, including historical performance, external benchmarks, and market trends to develop, track, and evaluate advertising components of the Marketing Relations budget.
  • Creates marketing partnerships with allied local, national, and international organizations, when appropriate.
  • Performs other duties as requested.

Managerial Competencies:

  • Demonstrates the ability to monitor, supervise and hold accountable all employees in the areas of attendance, completion of documentation, ADP and implementation of all company policies, procedures and protocols.
  • Supervises and meets regularly with all direct reports to review operational metrics and provide ongoing guidance; documents constructive feedback regarding job specific functions, responsibilities and competencies.
  • Maintains written documentation of supervision for oversight and review by other parties as appropriate.
  • Demonstrates the ability to maintain a stable, productive team environment through effective communication, staff appreciation and other activities that yield a high level of employee engagement to support and preserve the employee’s interest in working for The Barnes Foundation.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree with 5-8 years’ experience in marketing/communications or business development fields required or some college with additional relevant professional experience required.
  • Proven ability to develop, coordinate, execute and analyze results of strategic and long-range marketing plans, consumer communications, message development, media planning and brand positioning.
  • Strong quantitative and marketing analysis and presentation skills Ability to demonstrate ROI across all functions.
  • Demonstrated budget responsibility, writing ability with strong visual sense and attention to detail.
  • Creative problem solver and producer who can synthesize complex material quickly into data, charts and copy.
  • Outstanding interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to work individually or in a team.
  • Strong project management skills: ability to establish priorities, work within deadlines, multitask, and organize.  Proven ability to drive initiatives from concept to implementation in a fast-paced environment.
  • Experience with contract oversight of third-party vendors, design agencies and content developers.
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Flash, Acrobat); social media scheduling and analytics tools; video editing, Microsoft Office Productivity Suite, Google Analytics, and Survey Monkey.
  • Proficiency in all related computer applications (CRM and Content Management Systems experience preferred).
  • Experience in dynamic cultural or non-profit organization preferred.

Competitive Benefits Include: Group health, dental and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; short- and long-term disability and group life insurance; 403(b) with matching contributions; Employee Assistance Program; voluntary benefits; as well as paid vacation, personal time, sick time and holidays.

Please include a cover letter and an updated resume with your application, along with salary expectations.

The Barnes Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer and we’re committed to diversity and equal opportunity in our recruitment and hiring. Qualified candidates of all backgrounds are welcome and encouraged to apply for this position. Employees have rights under other laws including, but not limited to, the Family and Medical Leave Act and the Employee Polygraph Protection Act. We participate in E-Verify.

Please click here to apply.
(Posted 6/29)

President and CEO, Allentown Art Museum, Allentown

The Allentown Art Museum, an AAM-accredited museum, seeks an energetic, knowledgeable, and engaged leader with a proven track record of museum experience and a vision for the future to serve as the new President/CEO. The President will provide leadership for the Museum’s operations, exhibition, and educational and fundraising programs to move the Museum forward as a significant player in the rebirth of downtown Allentown and the enhancement of the Lehigh Valley.

The successful candidate will bring experience, enthusiasm, and knowledge to the work of the Museum, in partnership with a skilled and committed staff, a dedicated volunteer Board of Trustees, and many other volunteers. The President/CEO will have the opportunity to build a sustainable operating model for the Museum, articulate and implement the recently developed strategic plan and engage current and prospective donors, as well as leaders throughout the community, in supporting the Museum through successful fundraising and reputation enhancement.

The Allentown Art Museum is a vital arts and educational institution in the greater Lehigh Valley. The mission of the Museum is to enrich the lives of the widest possible audience of visitors by engaging, informing, and inspiring them through the activities of collecting, preserving, studying, exhibiting, and interpreting important works of visual art. Visit www.allentownartmuseum.org for more information.

Essential Qualifications

  1. A. or M.F.A. required; PhD preferred.

Significant museum experience in a director, senior curator, or other leadership position, and knowledge of museum standards, best practices, and trends to maintain the Museum’s AAM accreditation, develop and oversee an active exhibition program, and keep the Museum moving forward.

Fundraising and development experience, preferably including individual and corporate gifts, grants, events and the ability to attract new members and donors and to steward current relationships.

Ability to speak in an engaging and persuasive manner about art, wide-ranging exhibitions and programs, and the value of museums to varied constituencies including collectors, civic officials, foundations, members, and a diverse public.

Financial acumen and strong emotional intelligence.

The Allentown Art Museum is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

How to Apply—submit comprehensive CV with cover letter that sets out your interest in the role and describes the aspects of your experience relevant to the above criteria. Include names and contact info for three references. References will not be approached until the final stages and not without prior permission from candidates. Applications received by June 30 have best opportunity for consideration.

Submit to:  hr@allentownartmuseum.org

Salary Range:

Salary range of $130,000-$150,000 plus option for bonus
(Posted 6/22)

 

Vice President of External Relations and Development, African American Museum of Philadelphia, Philadelphia

Vice President of External Relations and Development, providing strategic and operational leadership for its philanthropic initiatives. The Vice President of External Relations and Development will join the Museum’s Executive Team at an exciting time, as the Museum is poised to undertake an ambitious capital campaign and execute a new strategic plan. The Museum plans to diversify its revenue sources through the engagement of individuals and by increasing support from major foundations and corporate partners. The key to the Museum’s success will be heightening its public image and broadening its circle of support. The successful candidate will have a full commitment to the Museum’s mission, the growth of its resources through support from diverse sources, the management of capital campaigns, and the strategic advancement of its brand.  The candidate must be a dynamic self-starter with the ability to provide leadership support the realization of the Museum’s long-term development vision.

The Vice President will partner with the President & CEO and Board of Directors and will work closely with other members of the Executive Team to increase philanthropic support and sustain it at a level that will enable the Museum to continue to achieve its mission and vision. Reporting directly to the President & CEO, the Vice President of External Relations and Development will provide leadership and strategic oversight for the Museum’s comprehensive fund development program to continue to build annual support and to ensure the success of its campaigns as well as cultivate, solicit, and steward transformational gifts to further secure the Museum’s future.

The Vice President is responsible for leading the Museum’s annual, capital, and endowment fund development efforts to secure financial and in-kind support from key donors and prospects at the local, regional, and national levels. The incumbent will have oversight responsibility of the fund development function and will provide leadership in the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of high-end major individual, corporate, and foundation gifts.

Collaborating closely with the President & CEO, the Vice President will implement a comprehensive and multifaceted donor-communication and stewardship strategy ensuring donor satisfaction. The Vice President will lead the Museum-wide commitment to fully utilize technology and software systems to increase and monitor fundraising opportunities. The Vice President will work closely with the President & CEO to forecast the Museum’s potential development revenue capabilities and project strategic long-range fund development plans and specific strategies to successfully secure these resources. S/he will have strong working relationships with the Board of Directors and Executive Team colleagues.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Spends approximately 60% of time cultivating high-end individual, corporate, and foundation donors and prospects; manages a portfolio of prospects and donors, with primary responsibility for cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding these relationships using a high level of visibility.
  • Creates, implements, and refines a Museum-wide action plan for identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding major donors and prospects that allows the Museum to actively achieve the strategic initiatives set forth in annual, capital, and endowment campaigns, along with any informal campaign plans.
  • Effectively staffs the President & CEO in his role as chief fundraiser for the Museum, matching the President & CEO with the Museum’s top donors and prospects in an appropriate strategy for engaging these donors and prospects in the Museum’s mission and vision.
  • Provides strong leadership to the Development Coordinator, Grant Manager/ Special Projects Coordinator and other development staff and volunteers, ensuring that individual responsibilities are well-defined and communicated while also encouraging a team environment. Identifies and mentors key Museum staff as development resources in presenting their areas of expertise to donors. As needed, identifies underperforming members of the Development Team staff and designs corrective strategies including corrective action plans, exit strategies, and terminations.
  • In collaboration with the President & CEO, works closely with the Board of Directors, Executive Team, and Campaign leadership to identify funding priorities in order to plan and implement comprehensive campaign strategies and accomplish team goals.  Establishes a communications plan to keep the Executive Team and Board of Directors current on fundraising strategies, activity, and results.
  • Creates, implements, and refines audience development plans for acquiring, renewing, and upgrading donors, members and prospects with and through the Museum’s software.
  • Oversees special events and cultivation activities to raise funds, engage donors and partners, and build the Museum’s image.
  • Oversees the development of a comprehensive portfolio of communication materials for donor identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship support.
  • Conducts business-related travel as needed.

Candidate Profile:

The Vice President of External Relations and Development will be a bold thinker and a strategic, yet “hands-on” executor, who will establish and lead a best-in-class development program. S/he will be results-oriented with exceptional strengths in communication and relationship-building. S/he will have earned a reputation for effectiveness in partnering with a CEO and Senior Executive Team and will be able to guide and lead others. The Vice President of External Relations and Development will have significant and proven leadership and management experience in a complex organization with multiple internal and external constituencies.

The ideal candidate will have the following personal competencies and characteristics:

Expertise in Development: The Vice President of External Relations and Development will be an experienced leader in the field of development with a measurable track record of success. S/he will have demonstrated expertise in the cultivation, solicitation, and closing of high-end gifts tied to a multi-year fundraising strategy, with a particular focus on capital campaigns. To succeed with her/his responsibilities, s/he will flourish in a diverse and high-achieving environment and will be energized by the prospect of leading the Development Team, designing and implementing processes, and integrating best practices. S/he will have strong data and analysis orientation and a proven ability to use metrics to drive development decisions and achieve strategic objectives.

Relationship-building and Communication: The Vice President of External Relations and Development will be skilled at building and sustaining excellent relationships at multiple levels and with varied constituencies including individuals, Board of Directors, members, administrative colleagues, donors, and volunteers. S/he will be a confident and articulate communicator with the ability to work fluidly across all levels. The Vice President of External Relations and Development will have an inspirational approach to building collaboration and buy-in and generating support from stakeholders. S/he will be a charismatic, high-energy leader who can talk with anyone and successfully convey the Museum’s objectives to express the mission and fund-raising goals with clarity, passion, and persuasion. As a proactive communicator, s/he will engage with the President & CEO, Board of Directors, and the Executive Team regularly for collaborative planning and implementation.

Executing for Results: This leader will be skilled at building the Museum’s reputation for high performance and accountability for results. S/he will be committed to development leadership with a broad knowledge of institutional advancement, major gift identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship. S/he will utilize proven management strategies and best practices to build the Museum’s Development Department, manage its staff members, measure results and report outcomes.

Brand Development: The Vice President of External Relations and Development will help the Museum build its brand and reach through the development of collateral materials, special events, and cultivation activities.

Qualifications, Skills and Abilities Required:

A bachelor’s degree in fund development, business, education or related field is required. The Vice President of Development will have at least eight years of fundraising/advancement experience.  Management experience is preferred.

Physical Requirements And Working Conditions:

Must be able to remain in a stationary position for extended periods of time operating a computer and other office productivity devices such as a calculator, telephone, and copy machine. Must be able to adapt to high pace environments occasionally moving/lifting lightweight equipment and other work-related objects up to 25lbs. May have to work late nights, weekends and in outdoor weather.

Expected hours: 37.5 per week

Please send your resume, references and cover letter to hr@aampmuseum.org
(Posted 6/22)

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