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Assistant Director of IT Support Services, 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 is as nurturing as it is dynamic. Our team-oriented approach allows for ample learning and career growth opportunities. We think you will 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 Assistant Director of IT Support Services is responsible for the strategic vision and implementation of such strategy to support TFI’s business applications, desktop environment and networking needs.  Working with internal business units, data, desktop, and network teams, this role will establish and operationalize TFI’s enterprise capabilities to achieve a fully integrated digital information and intelligence eco-system.

The Assistant Director will work with the Director of IT to set the technical direction of the end user experience, and provide operational leadership for enterprise policies and compliance, as well as support and services.  Additionally, this position will also directly manage key vendor relationships established with our organization.

The Assistant Director of IT Support Services will also be responsible for:

  • Develop and successfully manage and execute business and project plans, deliverables, policies, processes, and procedures in support of business and departmental strategies, compliance requirements, goals, objectives, and budgets.
  • Solve business problems by performing analysis, preparing recommendation(s), and providing project leadership/management for successful implementation of relevant technology, business process modifications and/or enhancements.
  • Identify, research, and resolve technical problems for individuals and groups in an efficient manner, recognizing the proper course of action to take, communicating, and escalating severe issues as appropriate.
  • Communicate highly technical information to both technical and non-technical personnel.
  • Develop, maintain, and continually improve relationships/partnerships with customers, stakeholders, peers, partners, teammates, direct reports, and vendors/suppliers.
  • Ensure team provides exceptional customer support by developing and maintaining a culture, procedures, and processes that provide high quality customer support and maintenance for existing and future technology.
  • Respond to help desk tickets, telephone calls, email, and personal requests for technical support in timely manner including feedback and closure and ensure that the team does the same.
  • Perform knowledge transfers among team members by preparing and maintaining documentation for processes, procedures, written instructions, and solutions to problems.
  • Collaborate with, and lead, team members to identify, recommend, plan, develop and implement technology and technology standards.
  • Maintain knowledge of developments in relevant technologies and their use in the industry, making recommendations when appropriate.
  • Coordinate the acquisition of technology related products, services, and vendors/suppliers.
  • Manage the process of innovative change effectively.
  • Ensures procedures are in place to provide support and protect technology including maintaining password security, data integrity, and file system security.
  • Assist team members as needed.
  • Other duties and projects as assigned by supervisor

Position Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in an IT related field or relevant industry experience.
  • Minimum 7 years of experience in a technology related field and a minimum of 5 years of experience managing IT professionals.
  • High energy level, comfortable performing multiple roles on numerous multi-faceted projects while managing staff and meeting deliverables.
  • Must be detail-oriented and self-motivated, possessing strong judgment with excellent decision-making skills and excellent analytical/organization/time management skills.
  • Possess technical leadership and have experience with team building, process improvement, and resolution of conflicts.
  • Experience and ability to effectively manage people and vendors/suppliers.
  • Challenge others to develop as leaders while serving as a role model and mentor.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills; ability to effectively present to target audience including senior management, should be as comfortable with people as with systems and technology.
  • Demonstrate skills in diplomacy/negotiation.
  • High level of accountability and can instill a sense of credibility when speaking with customers.
  • Must have a track record of working across departments with the ability to convey a correct sense of urgency based on customer or business impact.
  • Understand role of business unit and how they fit into the organization.
  • Extensive knowledge of networking, security, and telephony systems from a support perspective.
  • Knowledge of networking standards, protocols, security, and troubleshooting.
  • Extensive knowledge of various hardware and software platforms.
  • Extensive knowledge of Microsoft operating systems and desktop software such as Microsoft Office suite.

Status: Full-time, 37.5 hours per week (Monday – Friday) with availability to work after hours and weekends as required.

Salary: $95-100K

Benefits Information:

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

Please submit your cover letter and resume to employment@fi.edu (please indicate the position for which you are applying in the subject line). 

Research shows that women and people from underrepresented groups often apply to jobs only if they meet 100% of the qualifications.  We recognize that it is highly unlikely that someone meets 100% of the qualifications for a role.  If much of this job description describes you, then please apply for this role.

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.

As a condition of employment at The Franklin Institute, employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the date of hire, subject to requests for accommodation.
(Posted 12/5)

Curriculum and Training Specialist, 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 is as nurturing as it is dynamic. Our team-oriented approach allows for ample learning and career growth opportunities. We think you will 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:

Reporting to the Assistant Director of Professional Development, the Curriculum and Training Specialist will support The Franklin Institute Education Programs team in the development, implementation, and administration of a diverse range of learning experiences and educational STEM resources to a variety of audiences.  Learning experiences and educational STEM resources include in-person, virtual and asynchronous programs, written curriculum, and training videos.

The Curriculum and Training Specialist will also be responsible for:

  • Support, from ideation to evaluation, the professional development offerings for formal K-12 educators and informal and OST educators
  • Lead in-person and virtual professional development workshops for formal and informal educators and corporate audiences
  • Maintain the professional development calendar, liaising with educators and administrators, and coordinating with TFI’s internal events team on the scheduling and logistic needs of professional development workshops
  • Develop, prototype, and evaluate STEM educational resources for educators, K-12 students, adult learners, and families including lesson plans, activity guides, training videos, and tools for scaffolding learning
  • Work with the Senior Manager of Learning Experiences and Assistant Director of Professional Development to ensure all products are engaging, research-backed and culturally sustaining for learners
  • Support the implementation of career development programs for adult learners

Position Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in education or related field preferred
  • 2-3 years implementing successful adult professional learning experiences both in-person and remotely
  • 2-3 years successfully developing and implementing curriculum and activities for students in the formal or informal classroom
  • Knowledge of learning standards (NGSS, PA State Standards, CommonCore)
  • Inclusive and culturally responsive facilitation skills
  • Ability to work on multiple project timelines at once
  • Self-motivated and have the ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team
  • Exceptional communication skills, written, in-person, and online, and the ability to work inter-departmentally
  • Excellent skills in creating and delivering dynamic and effective presentations
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Suite
  • Proficiency in Spanish preferred

Status:  Full-time, 37.5 hours per week, Monday – Friday

Salary: $55k

Benefits Information:

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

Please visit our Career Center to apply for this position. 

Research shows that women and people from underrepresented groups often apply to jobs only if they meet 100% of the qualifications.  We recognize that it is highly unlikely that someone meets 100% of the qualifications for a role.  If much of this job description describes you, then please apply for this role.

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.

As a condition of employment at The Franklin Institute, employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the date of hire, subject to requests for accommodation.
(Posted 12/5)

Keystone Interns, The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Various

PHMC’s 2023 Keystone Summer Internship opportunities have been posted! The postings will run through January 16, 2023.

All opportunities can be found here: Commonwealth of PA Internships | Agency: Historical & Museum Commission | Working for the Commonwealth is Working for the Common Good! (governmentjobs.com)

Wage: $15.88/hour

Deadline to apply: 1/17/23

Keystone Internship will be between 225-300 hours and last 10 weeks between 5/15/2023 – 8/20/2023.
(Posted 12/2)

Executive Director, Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm, Stroudsburg

Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm of Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, a private nonprofit organization invites applications for Executive Director. Located in the heart of the Pocono Mountains, the National Register historic site opened in 1963 and includes 115 acres of land with historic structures, farm animals, gardens, pastures and woodlands.

The ideal candidate will possess a Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Administration/Management, History and/or Museum Studies with three to five years’ experience. Strong financial skills as well as a background in history is required. Candidate should have a working knowledge of Google, Social Media, and other similar programs; QuickBooks is a plus. The Director must be an independent, creative thinker with strong writing and communications skills as well as ability to work with the Board of Directors, staff, community persons, and a large volunteer force.

Responsibilities of the Executive Director include, but are not limited to:

Provide leadership in establishing the goals and objectives for the organization, its promotion, growth and fundraising

Collaboration with the Board of Directors to advance the mission of Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm.

Work closely with the Director of Education and Programs to provide the visiting public with informative, accurate, and engaging information about Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm, Pennsylvania German history, the history of Pennsylvania, Agricultural history, and 19th century America.

Maintenance and expansion of sustainable funding streams including governmental, corporate sponsorships, grants, planned giving, individual giving, and general fundraising

Oversee day to day operations of the organization, including strategic planning, oversee collections, program and financial management, hiring, and management of the QV staff under the supervision of the Board.

Oversee all QV staff to implement all public programming to the highest level of quality and complete visitor satisfaction, if not exceeding expectations.

Be a liaison between the staff, Board of Directors, Friends of Quiet Valley, Advisory Board, and volunteers to ensure long term involvement.

Development of professional relationships within the community including being the public face of the museum.

Work with the Board to create and fulfill the long-range strategic plan. Facilitate Board operations and committees.

Oversee advertising, promotions, and public relations and assist with social media campaigns.

Develop and monitor yearly budget. Oversee accounts billing and monitor financial and investment accounts.

Demonstrate an understanding of site/program requirements regarding operational procedures, preservation of collections, artifacts and objects throughout Quiet Valley.

Continually improve the historical authenticity of the environment.

Provide supervision for special events including Farm Animal Frolic, Harvest Festival, Spooky Days and Old Time Christmas.

Work closely with the Director of Farming Operations and Facilities Manager to maintain all safety and emergency procedures for the security of staff, volunteers and guests. Insure overall safety and preservation of the organization’s properties and exhibits such that they remain safe and attractive to visitors.

Perform other duties as assigned by Board of Directors and actions that facilitate other staff success

Salary range: $40,000-44,000

Deadline to apply: 12/31/2022

Please send letters of interest and resumes to administrator@quietvalley.org
(Posted 11/30)

Associate Registrar, The Penn Museum, Philadelphia

Job Description Summary

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

Job Description

The Associate Registrar works under the supervision of the Senior Registrar within the Collections Division of the Penn Museum. The Associate Registrar oversees the coordination and processing of all outgoing and incoming loans, including exhibition loans, research loans, scientific testing loans, and loan renewals. Typical duties include liaising with borrowers and lenders, executing loan agreements, coordinating conservation and mount making, coordinating packing and shipping, making courier arrangements, condition reporting, and overseeing the financial aspects of loans. The Associate Registrar acts as a point-person for collections-related environmental and security matters and assists with the processing of new acquisitions. The Associate Registrar works regularly in the Museum’s collections database, EMu, and provides general collections-related support as necessary to other Registrars and collections staff.

Qualifications:

Minimum: BA/BS required, with MA/MS prefered in a field related to the Museum’s holdings and/or an MA in Museums Studies (Registration/Collections Management); 2-3 years’ registrarial experience required, or equivalent combination of education and museum work experience; experience managing collections including loans processes; knowledge of archaeological and ethnographic materials preferred; computer literacy required; experience with collections management databases required, with EMu experience preferred; strong organizational skills and attention to detail required; ability to multi-task required; art-handling experience required; manual dexterity required; ability to lift up to 25 lbs required, 50 lbs preferred; valid driver’s license required.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage documentation and coordination for outgoing loans
  • Manage documentation and coordination for incoming loans
  • Work with lenders, borrowers, and Museum departments to carry out loan renewals and terminations
  • Act as point person for collections-related environmental and security matters
  • Work with the Senior Registrar on new acquisitions
  • Assist collections staff as necessary including work in the collections database, Emu
  • Perform additional duties as assigned

Pay Range

$37,220.00 – $56,087.33

Salary offers are made based on the candidate’s qualifications, experience, skills, and education as they directly relate to the requirements of the position, as well as internal and market factors and grade profile. 

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.

University Benefits

  • Health, Life, and Flexible Spending Accounts: Penn offers comprehensive medical, prescription, behavioral health, dental, vision, and life insurance benefits to protect you and your family’s health and welfare. You can also use flexible spending accounts to pay for eligible health care and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars.

  • Tuition: Take advantage of Penn’s exceptional tuition benefits. You, your spouse, and your dependent children can get tuition assistance here at Penn. Your dependent children are also eligible for tuition assistance at other institutions.

  • Retirement: Penn offers generous retirement plans to help you save for your future. Penn’s Basic, Matching, and Supplemental retirement plans allow you to save for retirement on a pre-tax or Roth basis. Choose from a wide variety of investment options through TIAA and Vanguard.

  • Time Away from Work: Penn provides you with a substantial amount of time away from work during the course of the year. This allows you to relax, take vacations, attend to personal affairs, recover from illness or injury, spend time with family—whatever your personal needs may be.

  • Long-Term Care Insurance: In partnership with Genworth Financial, Penn offers faculty and staff (and your eligible family members) long-term care insurance to help you cover some of the costs of long-term care services received at home, in the community or in a nursing facility. If you apply when you’re newly hired, you won’t have to provide proof of good health or be subject to underwriting requirements. Eligible family members must always provide proof of good health and are subject to underwriting.

  • Wellness and Work-life Resources: Penn is committed to supporting our faculty and staff as they balance the competing demands of work and personal life. That’s why we offer a wide variety of programs and resources to help you care for your health, your family, and your work-life balance.

  • Professional and Personal Development: Penn provides an array of resources to help you advance yourself personally and professionally.

  • University Resources: As a member of the Penn community, you have access to a wide range of University resources as well as cultural and recreational activities. Take advantage of the University’s libraries and athletic facilities, or visit our arboretum and art galleries. There’s always something going on at Penn, whether it’s a new exhibit at the Penn Museum, the latest music or theater presentation at the Annenberg Center, or the Penn Relays at Franklin Field to name just a few examples. As a member of the Penn community, you’re right in the middle of the excitement—and you and your family can enjoy many of these activities for free.

  • Discounts and Special Services: From arts and entertainment to transportation and mortgages, you’ll find great deals for University faculty and staff. Not only do Penn arts and cultural centers and museums offer free and discounted admission and memberships to faculty and staff. You can also enjoy substantial savings on other goods and services such as new cars from Ford and General Motors, cellular phone service plans, movie tickets, and admission to theme parks.

  • Flexible Work Hours: Flexible work options offer creative approaches for completing work while promoting balance between work and personal commitments. These approaches involve use of non-traditional work hours, locations, and/or job structures.

  • Penn Home Ownership Services: Penn offers a forgivable loan for eligible employees interested in buying a home or currently residing in West Philadelphia, which can be used for closing costs or home improvements.

  • Adoption Assistance: Penn will reimburse eligible employees on qualified expenses in connection with the legal adoption of an eligible child, such as travel or court fees, for up to two adoptions in your household.

Please click here to apply.
(Posted 11/28)

Executive Director, The Moonshot Museum, Pittsburgh

The Astrobotic Foundation, a new Pittsburgh-area nonprofit, seeks a passionate and visionary Executive Director to lead the operations and growth of the Moonshot Museum, the first museum in Pennsylvania dedicated entirely to space exploration and the first museum on the planet dedicated to career readiness for the 21st century space industry. Working alongside the Foundation’s Board of Directors, the Executive Director will have the exciting opportunity to shape the Museum and its exhibits, programs, messaging, fundraising, and operating strategy in its first full year of operations.

The Moonshot Museum provides educational and experiential opportunities designed to make space accessible to all, not just billionaires and astronauts. Its core mission is to inspire a diverse new generation to find their place in the future of space exploration through the pursuit of space careers across a variety of disciplines ranging from science, technology, engineering, and aeronautics to medicine, business, law, policy, humanities, and the arts. The Museum accomplishes this mission by embarking with its visitors on simulated lunar missions, through innovative programming, and with immersive exhibitions. Most impressively, the Museum directly connects its visitors with the real-time work of space via a groundbreaking partnership with Astrobotic—Pittsburgh’s space company and a commercial entity responsible for building the first American lunar lander since the end of the Apollo program in 1972.

The Executive Director will join Moonshot Museum at a unique moment for this young organization. Having recently completed a nearly $3M capital campaign, built up its operations and nonprofit infrastructure, established its founding team, and opened to the public in October 2022, the Executive Director will be responsible for continuing to strengthen the Museum’s operations, build on a successful track record of fundraising, establish innovative local and national partnerships, and oversee all aspects of day to day management of a nonprofit organization with five employees, a budget of approximately $500,000 annually, and estimated attendance of between 50,000-70,000 visitors in 2023.

The Executive Director will be responsible for supporting the mission and vision of the Moonshot Museum and defining its strategic direction. This includes ensuring that resources are in place to accomplish important mission goals, recruiting and retaining staff and volunteers, keeping teams motivated and capable of exceeding expectations, and building a strong, positive organizational culture. The ideal candidate will have a combination of passion for the vision of the Museum, a track record of organizational management, and the ability to generate diverse financial support for innovative programming.

Key Job Responsibilities:

  • Oversees and coordinates all Moonshot Museum operations and services, including planning, organization, and direction of the Museum
  • Leads fundraising and partnership efforts in conjunction with the Board of Directors
  • Drives engagement through Museum marketing and communications, including keeping the Museum’s website, social medial channels, and email marketing program up to date and active
  • Oversees, tracks, and provides regular financial and operational reporting to the Board
  • Supervises the development, prototyping, and implementation of Museum exhibits, in-person programming, virtual programming, and mission experiences.
  • Builds, maintains, and strengthens local community ties and regional and national partnerships
  • Manages staffing for regular open hours, educational programs, and special tours and events; Fills in if staffing is not available
  • Manages contractors across the organization’s operations in areas including finance, marketing, and special events
  • Assesses outcomes and measures analytics such as visitors, engagement, and website traffic

Compensation:

  • Commensurate with experience within an anticipated range of $75,000 to $90,000 per year. This is a full time, salaried position which often requires weekend and evening hours.
  • Moonshot Museum’s hiring practices are rooted in an approach driven by equity, innovation, and sustainability. As a new and growing nonprofit organization, Moonshot Museum offers a limited benefits package for its employees including medical insurance and paid time off.

Work Location: 

The Executive Director will be based at the Moonshot Museum in the historic Northside neighborhood of Pittsburgh, PA. The Museum is located near downtown Pittsburgh and the newly revived public waterfront overlooking the confluence of the Allegheny, Monongahela, and Ohio rivers. It is within a short walking distance of restaurants, a metro stop, several museums, and Acrisure Stadium. Pittsburgh has been frequently rated as one of America’s most livable cities and boasts one of the lowest costs of living and average workplace commute times in the country. The greater Pittsburgh region has numerous parks, hiking trails, and outdoor recreational opportunities.

 To Apply:

Email a cover letter and resumé to EDsearch@moonshotmuseum.orgApplications will only be accepted via this email address. Please do not make use of other channels, including LinkedIn, to apply.

Employees of the Astrobotic Foundation must also be capable of completing and passing:

  • Pennsylvania State Police (PA Access to Criminal History) PATCH Record Check
  • Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Certification Check
  • FBI Fingerprint Clearance

It is Moonshot Museum’s policy to hire and promote qualified people and administer all terms and conditions of employment without discrimination due to race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, sex assigned at birth, sexual orientation, transgender identity, gender transition, gender expression, and gender identity), national origin, ancestry, place of birth, disability, age, genetic information, use of a guide or support animal, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, or other protected-class status.

Moonshot Museum does not discriminate based on disability in admission or access to, or employment in, its programs and activities. If you need a reasonable accommodation to enable you to complete the application process, please send a request via email to EDsearch@moonshotmuseum.org.
(Posted 11/28)

Events and Catering Manager, 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 is as nurturing as it is dynamic. Our team-oriented approach allows for ample learning and career growth opportunities. We think you will 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 Events and Catering Manager is responsible for the planning and management of catered events at The Franklin Institute.  The Events and Catering Manager plays a critical role ensuring that all events at The Franklin Institute are sophisticated and welcoming and that lifelong memories are created at every event.

The Events and Catering Manager will also be responsible for:

  • Develop and execute operational plans for events at The Franklin Institute.
  • Be primary contact for all incoming wedding inquires to ensure that communications are timely and accurate with a focus on sales according to departmental standards.
  • Responsible for implementing and facilitating all logistical and operational correspondence with event clients in a clear and concise manner.
  • Ensure client satisfaction with every interaction.
  • Prepare, maintain, and distribute Banquet Event Orders for assigned events to provide museum staff with all necessary event information.
  • Attend Banquet Event Order meeting and perform as a team leader to relay the necessary information regarding the event plans.
  • Supervises all event staff, event managers, and vendors during assigned events.
  • Maintain the daily event calendar.
  • Liaises between all event vendors and TFI
  • Onsite manager for all internal events and weddings; will include weekend events.
  • Assist with event follow-up including surveys and thank you letters
  • Assists sales managers with client visits when needed
  • Assist with answering phones and incoming sales calls when needed
  • Attends, participates, and reports banquet event order information at weekly operational meeting
  • Collaborate with other departments within the museum to ensure that all internal events are successful and clients are well taken care of

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree is required, plus a minimum of 3 to 5 years’ experience in an event planning function, or work experience in a similar industry
  • Must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong leadership and motivating skills including the ability to build strong relationships with customers and staff
  • Demonstrated track record building successful client relationships
  • Excellent organization and time management skills
  • Prior experience and knowledge of the process for hiring, training and overseeing event staff is required
  • Experience managing all aspects of large events
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time possibly from two to eight hours is required, and the ability to lift tables, chairs, and event equipment up to approximately 40 pounds on occasion is required
  • Proven ability to work with sales staff, clients, vendors, and other departments to coordinate all details of an event
  • Experience with Delphi software is desired

Status:  Full-time, 37.5 hours per week (Tuesday – Saturday),

Benefits Information:

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

Salary: $55K

Please submit your cover letter and resume to employment@fi.edu (please indicate the position for which you are applying in the subject line).

Research shows that women and people from underrepresented groups often apply to jobs only if they meet 100% of the qualifications.  We recognize that it is highly unlikely that someone meets 100% of the qualifications for a role.  If much of this job description describes you, then please apply for this role.

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.

As a condition of employment at The Franklin Institute, employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the date of hire, subject to requests for accommodation.
(Posted 11/28)

Assistant Director of Collections and Foster and Muriel McCarl Coverlet Collection Curator, Saint Vincent College, Latrobe

Reports to: Curator of the Saint Vincent Art & Heritage Collections/Verostko Center for the Arts Director.

Supervises: Student interns and volunteers

Description:  The assistant director/curator will have the responsibility for oversight of the coverlet collection, including management and preservation, organizing public exhibitions and presentations, serving as liaison with local groups, organizing and coordinating educational programs for K-12 schools and institutions of higher education, and developing connections with similar galleries and museums. The assistant director/curator will also have the opportunity to serve as an internship supervisor for Saint Vincent College students and to help cultivate patrons and donors.

Qualifications:  
• Education: Graduate degree in fine arts, decorative arts, public history, museum studies, or a closely related field.
• Experience: Should have experience with similar collections and teaching or public education. Should demonstrate history of or potential for scholarly work, including curated exhibits, and/or supporting scholarly work in the area of textiles. Should have excellent communication (both oral and written) and organizational skills, research experience, and demonstrated ability to create and organize large exhibitions and displays. Should have or be willing to develop solid knowledge of coverlet/textile conservation and techniques.

Hours: Full-time; occasional weekend and evening hours for special events.

Salary range: $46-51K

Essential duties:  
1. Organize and maintain proper storage, conservation, cataloguing, and inventory of The Foster and Muriel McCarl Coverlet Collection.
2. Plan for, develop, and organize exhibitions and displays in The McCarl Coverlet Gallery based on aesthetic and thematic considerations and in cooperation with campus or community functions and academic centers, especially the Verotsko Center for the Arts.  
3. Develop the assigned portion of The McCarl Coverlet Collection, e.g., seeking donations (both coverlets and monetary) and keeping abreast of developments in the marketplace for valuation purposes, buying coverlets, and disposing of deaccessioned coverlets following approved procedures. The Gallery’s coverlets represent a significant investment, and the primary responsibility for the care and management of these artifacts rests with the curator.
4. Ensure that each coverlet in the collection is properly documented, including the development of appropriate data for the creation of a full catalog record. Ensure that appropriate records are maintained, indicating all newly acquired coverlets and those that are deaccessioned.
5. Contribute to expanding and enhancing the value of the collection through digital humanities initiatives.
6. Make public presentations such as lectures and special tours of The McCarl Coverlet Gallery. Ensure the continuing vitality of coverlet scholarship, through the training of special interest groups and college students.
7. Research, catalog, and publish findings relating to coverlets and their historical context. Write and publish for both professional journals and college publications.
8. Develop educational programming with College entities for students and the general public.
9. Work closely with conservation specialists to assure the proper maintenance of the coverlet collection. The requirement to establish priorities, discuss proposed treatments, and evaluate the procedures and results requires a basic knowledge of conservation methodology.
10. Supervise the work of student interns and volunteers.
11. Provide information and make coverlets available for study in response to inquiries from the public, coverlet organizations, and staff of other coverlet museums.
12. Maintain professional relationships with potential donors, coverlet dealers, and colleagues at other coverlet museums to keep abreast of current scholarships.
13. Work closely with the McCarl Foundation liaison.

This description is not intended to be all-inclusive. It is provided as a general statement of the nature and duties of the position. The incumbent may be asked to perform other assignments of a similar nature, or related to the effective operation of the department, or as a developmental experience, as assigned from time to time by the supervisor.

All positions require the incumbent to be able to fully embrace the unique mission and identity of the College as a Catholic, Benedictine liberal arts and sciences institution.  Saint Vincent College is committed to diversity and encourages applicants from all qualified candidates.  Saint Vincent College is committed to building a diversified and competent population of faculty and staff, and encourages applications from women and minorities. Saint Vincent is an equal opportunity employer.

PLEASE NOTE: Background checks will be performed on all new faculty, staff and adjunct positions. Employment is conditional upon satisfactory background checks and clearances.

TO APPLY:
A completed application will include a letter of interest explaining how the applicant’s qualifications and experience would contribute to their vision for the McCarl Coverlet Gallery, a CV, and a brief statement of vision for the Gallery. Additional materials and references may be requested following an initial review of applications.

Please submit application materials to:

Assistant Vice President of Human Resources and Talent Acquisition
Saint Vincent College
300 Fraser Purchase Road
Latrobe, PA 15650

OR electronically to: employment@stvincent.edu

Application deadline: December 15, 2022 (or until filled)
(Posted 11/22)

Development Coordinator, The Museum of the American Revolution, Philadelphia

he Development Coordinator will support the Museum of the American Revolution’s fundraising efforts by working closely with the Chief Philanthropy Officer, the Director of Development, Corporate Partnerships Officer, and Grants Manager to support the Museum’s strategic efforts to secure contributed revenue. The Development Coordinator is also a primary liaison to ensure that the Development team is working in tandem with operations, marketing, education, and curatorial teams to support the Museum’s goals.

Primary Responsibilities:

Manage all routine donation gift processing, as well as data imports from third-party gift processing and website donations.

Manage regularly scheduled data imports and exports ensuring timely and accurate data transmittals between Raisers Edge and Luminate, establishing the donor database as the central information source.

Coordinate the logistics of select fundraising meetings and donor events, including Corporate Advisory Council, working in coordination with Director of Development, Corporate Partnerships Officer, and Grants Manager, to ensure that these events are strategic, efficient, and effective in furthering the Museum’s fundraising efforts. Duties may include scheduling with external partners, monitoring event revenue projections and budgets, invitation tracking, liaison to vendors, managing food and beverage for self-catered meetings and events, recording meeting or debrief notes, and on-site management of event logistics.

Oversee Development Department credit card reconciliations.

Provide excellent customer service to annual fund and institutional donors, including benefits and premium fulfillment request, and do-not-mail requests. Proactively record and track donor information and call reports in database, to ensure that records include updated contact information, recent interactions, and major life events.

Support the Director of Development, Corporate Partnerships Officer, Grants Manager, and other team members through preparing solicitations, renewals, invoices, acknowledgements, and other correspondence and collateral, writing standard proposals, and developing presentations and gift reports. Provide technical assistance, as necessary.

Support the Director of Development, Corporate Partnerships Officer and Grants Manager with screening and cultivation of donors and prospects. Responsibilities include conducting research on prospects and potential sources of funding to grow donor prospect database and tracking data to ensure timely and proper moves management. 

Coordinate the Museum’s digital fundraising efforts on third-party fundraising sites, ensuring that donation pages and digital acknowledgements are accurate and working properly.

Serve as back-up support for the Donor Systems Manager. These duties include processing of gifts and actions, preparation of metrics reports, generation of prospect research profiles, maintenance of donor records, generation of mail and email lists, and import/export functions with other systems, such as Luminate.

Provide back-up support to the Museum’s membership program as necessary during peak times

Support Development Operations by managing biweekly Team meetings, event and meetings calendar, and production calendar—also by preparing supplemental materials for Development fundraising activities, assisting with correspondence, scheduling, and organizing committee meetings, and recording meeting minutes.

Manage the Museum’s Library Pass Program, including stewardship, renewal, and acquisition of program participants.

Serve as primary coordinator of donor files, ensuring that gift documentation is handled securely and that accurate records are maintained.

Monitor Development department supply inventories, and work with Director of Development to ensure that supply inventory and orders are on track with Development department budget. Serve as primary liaison for Museum gift shop orders.

Prepare on-boarding materials for all new hires on the Development team.

Serve as primary team contact with local hotels.

Serve as a frontline contact for internal requests/inquiries of the Development Team.

Represent Development Team by assisting with all general fundraising activities and other special events.

Perform additional tasks as assigned.

Experience/Skills:

Professional experience should include at least two years of development work with a nonprofit organization, preferably a museum or other cultural institution, with proven experience in database management.

Experience with Raiser’s Edge is desirable. Experience working in a CRM/fundraising database is required.

Must possess effective communication skills, both in speaking and writing.

Demonstrate excellent organization skills with attention to detail.

Be able to problem-solve and multitask under tight deadlines.

Maintain effective working relationships with volunteers, donors, and staff.

Must maintain donor confidentiality always.

The ability to work in a positive collaborative environment while also functioning autonomously is essential.

Some nights/weekend hours are required. Must plan to work the last two weeks of December, during peak year-end gift processing.

The Museum of the American Revolution (www.AmRevMuseun.org) is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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

Salary: $42,000/year
(Posted 11/22)

Executive Director, Tyler Arboretum, Media

The Opportunity

Tyler Arboretum seeks an inspiring, visionary nonprofit leader who will develop the team and work with all Tyler’s many constituents and partners to establish and promote the Arboretum as a site of respite, recreation, education, community, and advocacy for our natural environment. The next Executive Director will implement the board-approved Strategic Plan, focused on strengthening the organization’s foundation in a transformative moment as it approaches its centennial. Qualified candidates will be motivated by the vision, mission, and values elaborated in the Strategic Plan.

The new Executive Director will be an engaging and dynamic ambassador for Tyler, cultivating existing and new relationships with partners, supporters, and funders to ensure the organization’s financial health, while establishing Tyler as a key resource for the communities of Delaware County and the region. The Executive Director will lead from a mindset of abundance, developing opportunities for collaboration that leverage the organization’s position as “everybody’s backyard.” This individual will marshal the combined energy and resources of a deeply engaged Board of Trustees, an active and committed corps of volunteers, and a highly dedicated professional staff, to work together efficiently and effectively toward accomplishing the strategic goals of Tyler Arboretum.

To view the full position profile, please click https://apptrkr.com/3645322.

About Tyler Arboretum

Tyler Arboretum, a natural sanctuary in Greater Philadelphia which encompasses 650 acres of woodlands, streams, and hiking trails, seeks to conserve our historic landscapes and connect people with the natural world. Just a 30-minute drive west from Philadelphia in Delaware County, Tyler Arboretum offers seasonally changing gardens, stands of towering trees (several of which are state champions), 17 miles of hiking trails, and historic buildings dating back to the 18th and 19th centuries.

For more information on Tyler Arboretum, please visit https://tylerarboretum.org/.

Overview of Responsibilities

Reporting to the Board of Trustees, the Executive Director is responsible for providing strategic direction and leadership to the operation of Tyler Arboretum. The Executive Director manages the development and oversight of all fiscal and programmatic matters, in addition to the oversight of 16 full-time staff and 10-15 part-time staff, including four director-level reports and a Chief of Staff.

The Executive Director serves as the lead representative and public-facing spokesperson for Tyler’s efforts and, working closely with the Board of Trustees, establishes and implements Tyler’s strategic plan (recently completed and approved) to advance the mission, protect and preserve the land, and grow all aspects of the organization’s resources. The Executive Director must cultivate cooperative working partnerships with the Board, staff, volunteers, community members, corporations, educational institutions, government and private agencies, and conservation partners.

The Executive Director orchestrates the skills and talents of the staff and volunteers to engage wide-ranging constituents in efforts that support the mission and achieve the strategic goals of the organization. The Executive Director works closely with the Board and staff to identify and secure new financial and other resources to support the mission of Tyler Arboretum.

Candidate Profile

While it is understood that no one candidate will bring every desired skill, characteristic, and experience, the following offers a reflection of the ideal candidate profile.

Visionary, Strategic Leader

The Executive Director is a visionary, innovative, and strategic leader able to develop, articulate, and implement a vision in alignment with the mission of Tyler Arboretum. This executive brings proven success building a culture of collaboration, where the team is motivated and supported to achieve big-picture strategic goals. The Executive Director will be a data-driven decision maker who understands the importance of effective data gathering and analysis to determine the needs and opportunities available. This leader actively seeks out partnerships and builds coalitions to advance the mission of the institution and its priorities. The Executive Director must recognize the uniqueness of the Arboretum’s position as a crucial resource for the community in environmental conservation and natural stewardship. Further, the Executive Director will embrace the opportunity to nurture Tyler’s significant plant collection, so that the Arboretum survives and thrives as a place of natural beauty and inspiration for future generations.

Compelling Ambassador and Fundraiser

The Executive Director believes in and advocates for the power of our natural environment to improve the lives of individuals and communities. As the Arboretum’s chief ambassador, the Executive Director is an influential leader, capable of understanding and communicating the value of the Arboretum across a wide range of audiences, such as community leaders, cultural groups, philanthropists, corporate collaborators, legislators, and academics. This leader possesses exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to build and sustain dedicated support across a wide range of constituents, including the Arboretum’s staff and volunteers, Board of Trustees, and donors and members, as well as with community members and the broader public. The Executive Director brings to the role a natural inclination to the role for interpersonal engagement to attract new audiences, identify new funding opportunities, and sustain programs and operations. The ideal candidate will inspire trust and confidence and excel at developing strategies to amplify the Arboretum’s brand and visibility in the Southeastern Pennsylvania region and beyond. They will bring experience to promote the importance of inclusion and diversity in all areas of the Arboretum’s work and convey its importance with authenticity, sincerity, and passion.

Institutional Leader with Business Acumen

The Executive Director has operational and fiscal management experience and the ability to set clear priorities, delegate, and guide investment in people and systems. The ideal candidate has a proven record of successful planning and oversight of similarly structured and sized organizations and will ensure fiduciary responsibility, transparent fiscal management practices, and accountability. The Executive Director will inspire staff, the Board of Trustees, donors, partners, and volunteers to work together to achieve new heights for the Arboretum. The ideal candidate must have a willingness to learn and gain a deeper understanding of the needs of the Arboretum, and the courage to have difficult conversations when the need arises. The candidate also brings demonstrated success building a culture of collaboration and support, motivating and inspiring others to achieve impact through creativity, fostering teamwork, and leveraging individual strengths to meet organizational goals. The Executive Director possesses the ability to leverage the talents of an experienced staff and provide a productive work environment with professional growth opportunities that result in team cohesion and camaraderie.

Passionate Supporter of the Arboretum’s Mission

Fully embracing Tyler’s mission to conserve its historic landscapes and connect people with the natural world, the Executive Director will be knowledgeable about or affinitive toward horticulture and conservation. The ideal candidate will bring a sincere passion for arboreta and public gardens and a commitment to expanding the influence of the Arboretum within its Delaware Valley community, the Greater Philadelphia region, and beyond. The Executive Director seeks process improvement with the goal of helping the Arboretum deepen its impact. This individual leads with sincerity and empathy, honesty and credibility, and the highest levels of personal and professional integrity and ethics.

In addition, strong candidates will have the following qualifications:

• A bachelor’s degree is required, as is at least five years of professional experience in nonprofit leadership with significant fiscal responsibility. Candidates should bring a working knowledge of critical environmental matters relevant to Tyler’s mission.

• Candidates must have exceptional written and verbal communication and presentation skills across diverse audiences and settings.

• Candidates will bring emotional intelligence and approachability; they will develop trust through transparency and accountability with staff, volunteers, and Trustees.

Compensation & Benefits

The starting salary range for this position will be $140,000-$150,000, and is competitive and commensurate with experience. Tyler provides a flexible work schedule and generous employee benefits including medical benefits and personal time off.

Contact

Koya Partners, the executive search firm that specializes in mission-driven search, has been exclusively retained for this engagement. Tenley Bank and Naree W.S. Viner of Koya Partners have been exclusively retained for this search. To express interest in this role please submit your materials https://talent-profile.diversifiedsearchgroup.com/search/v2/18941 or email Tenley directly at tbank@koyapartners.com. All inquiries and discussions will be considered strictly confidential.

Koya Partners is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals living with disabilities. If you are a qualified individual living with a disability and need assistance expressing interest online, please email NonprofitSearchOps@divsearch.com. If you are selected for an interview, you will receive additional information regarding how to request an accommodation for the interview process.

Tyler Arboretum is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from people of color, persons with disabilities, women, and LGBTQ+ applicants.
(Posted 11/18)

Educator, The Senator John Heinz History Center, Pittsburgh

The Heinz History Center, an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution and the largest history museum in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, is currently seeking a full-time Educator to become part of a dynamic Learning program.

The Educator position is responsible for researching, developing, facilitating, and refining museum-based and learner-center on-site, off-site, and virtual experiences and programs in support of the Heinz History Center’s mission, strategic initiatives, and its Learning division’s goals. Working closely with Learning division staff, this position collaborates with colleagues across the Heinz and Smithsonian Museum systems and external partners across the region, to ensure relevant learning opportunities for audiences. Responsibilities include creating collection-inspired content in line with best and current practices for specific audience learning experiences including current 21st Century skills and PreK-12 state and national curricula and content standards. Learning experiences include but are not limited to facilitating on-site, off-site, and virtual museum learning opportunities for a range of audiences, from early learners and families to students, teachers, regular admission visitors and special interest groups. Under general supervision, this position communicates with teachers and group leaders to coordinate successful visits, develops guided and self-guided tour experiences, creates learning resources and collection-inspired instructional materials.

This position requires scheduled weekends and some evening work as needed.  

This is a full-time, salary / non-exempt position reporting to the Director of Learning. $14-16/hour.

Please click here to apply.
(Posted 11/18)

PT Museum Administrator, Susquehanna Art Museum Harrisburg

Part-time position (mostly in-person; hybrid opportunity may be possible) with the following job functions: Accounts Receivable; Accounts Payable; Volunteer Organization/Management; Gift Shop oversight; Marketing/Membership fulfillment; Other duties in keeping with Museum functions.
Required Proficiencies: Microsoft Office Suite; Data entry; Website/Social Media skills; Excellent writing skills.
Preferred Proficiencies: Point-of-Sale experience; Interest in Art/Art History/Museums

Deadline to apply: December 1, 2022

Salary info: $18-25/hour

Interested applicants should submit a current resume; three references (at least one of the 3 should be a professional reference); and writing sample to:
Alice Anne Schwab, Executive Director
Susquehanna Art Museum
1401 N 3rd St * Harrisburg, PA  17102
aschwab@SusquehannaArtMuseum.org
(Posted 11/18)

Grants Administrator, Susquehanna National Heritage Area, Wrightsville

Job Title: Grants Administrator
(Full-time regular employee position with benefits)
Reports To: SNHA Vice President

Position Summary
Under direction of the Vice President and in collaboration with the President, Office Manager, and Director of Community Giving, the Grants Administrator is responsible for administering grants, including applying, reporting, tracking, filing, requesting payments, and coordinating with funding agencies. The Grants Administrator will facilitate and implement grant processing activities, communicate with funders, and assist with projects that advance SNHA goals, including sub-grants to SNHA partners and community organizations. The Grants Administrator may also assist with planning and coordination of projects, organizational initiatives, and special events.

Responsibilities
▪ Manage the preparation and submission of grant applications
▪ Write and edit narrative and financial reports for funding agencies
▪ Review and coordinate the processing of invoices and payment requests
▪ Maintain records of grant income and expenses
▪ Ensure scopes of work are completed within deadline
▪ Compile and submit closeout reports and documentation to finalize grant requirements
▪ Identify and solicit funding support from new sources
▪ Develop and manage a partnership grant program
▪ Coordinate, schedule, and facilitate project meetings
▪ Manage project budgets and financial records
▪ Coordinate with project funders and state agencies
▪ Monitor project activities for contract compliance
▪ Draft, revise, and disseminate meeting summaries
▪ Maintain project files and meet project deadlines

Required Qualifications
Bachelor’s Degree and three to five years of experience in grants administration and/or project management. Highly organized and detail-oriented with the ability to work effectively on multiple projects at the same time and capable of working both independently and as a team player. Ability to work a variable schedule, including weekends and evenings, as required. Strong writing, verbal, and analytical skills. Proven organizational skills and attention to detail. As a condition of employment, the selected applicant must pass pre-offer and post-offer staff screening processes.
Physical Demands And Work Environment
Must have a valid driver’s license and the ability to travel using own vehicle. Travel will be primarily within the two-county region with some travel beyond required. Work is performed primarily in an office. Field work is occasionally required in all types of weather. Must be able to lift and carry objects weighing up to 40 pounds.

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.

Salary Range $40,000 to $45,000.

Application Instructions
Submit résumé and cover letter to info@susqnha.org, and make sure to address any professional and personal experience which is relevant to this position.

Timeline
Applications should be received before November 30, 2022.
(Posted 11/18)

Assistant Director, Guest Experience, 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 is as nurturing as it is dynamic. Our team-oriented approach allows for ample learning and career growth opportunities. We think you will 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 Assistant Director of Guest Experience will oversee and direct all aspects of the museum floor operations with a primary focus on the ticketing and guest services functions. This person will establish and monitor daily operating standards for the museum floor operations. The Assistant Director of Guest Experience is a senior member of the Business Operations Department, acting as a liaison for the department with both internal and external customers. This position will lead the team that ensures millions of guests annually have a world-class experience and memorable moments that last a lifetime.  The Assistant Director of Guest Experience will also be responsible for:

  • Develop and monitor operational plan for the Guest Experience department that clearly defines roles and standards. Continually update this plan to support the changing museum environment
  • Supervise and mentor Guest Experience Managers who are responsible for the successful implementation of the daily operating plan
  • Work with HR on workforce planning to ensure appropriate staffing needs can be measured; training and development goals can be established, and contingent workforce options can be used to create an optimally staffed and trained workforce able to respond to the needs of the business.
  • Responsible for setting department performance standards and expectations, including conducting annual performance reviews for direct reports and support Guest Experience Managers with performance reviews for floor staff
  • Work with HR to develop and deliver customer service training reward and recognition programs for all front line staff
  • Responsible for the security of all revenues collected through the ticketing areas. Develop and practice theft deterrence measures as well as establish best practices for reporting and reconciling daily transaction revenues
  • Responsible for the timely completion of Payroll and schedules for the front line staff, managers, and assistant managers
  • Develop monthly work schedule in line with department budget
  • Manage department spending according to budget
  • Maintain a presence on the floor to ensure all areas are operating successfully
  • Act as the museums guest liaison with our guests with ADA compliance assistance
  • Oversee vending and souvenir machine vending programs
  • Assist the Director of Business Operations on various projects as assigned
  • Will perform the role of the Guest Experience Manager in their absence

Position Requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree is preferred or a minimum of five to seven years’ experience managing front line and managerial level staff in a sales and customer service setting
  • Proven operational success working within a high volume ticketed venue or visitor facing organization
  • Excellent coaching and training ability and a proven track record of managing employees while providing excellent customer service

Status:  Full-time, 37.5 hours per week, Wednesday through Sunday. This is subject to change at any time based upon business needs and attendance.  

Benefits Information:

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

Salary: $80-83K

Please submit your cover letter and resume to employment@fi.edu (please indicate the position for which you are applying in the subject line). 

Research shows that women and people from underrepresented groups often apply to jobs only if they meet 100% of the qualifications.  We recognize that it is highly unlikely that someone meets 100% of the qualifications for a role.  If much of this job description describes you, then please apply for this role.

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.

As a condition of employment at The Franklin Institute, employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the date of hire, subject to requests for accommodation.
(Posted 11/18)

Constitutional Content Fellow, The National Constitution Center, Philadelphia

The Constitutional Content Fellow, reporting to the Vice President of Content, will serve as an integral part of the Content team by performing substantive constitutional research and creating new content. The Fellow will contribute legal and historical research for the Center’s We the People podcasts, America’s Town Hall programs, exhibits, and other institutional needs, such as media appearances and lectures by Constitution Center President and CEO, Jeffrey Rosen. In addition, the Fellow will research materials and craft outlines for lesson plans, educational programs, online classes, and course development. The fellow will also generate ideas and provide content-related guidance during programming and podcast planning, assist in reviewing various forms of NCC Content to ensure that NCC materials are of the highest quality, and perform other content-related tasks as required.

This position is ideal for anyone interested in attending law school or a related graduate program, as you will gain familiarity with a variety of constitutional and historical topics; learn from and interact with the leading scholars, lawyers, judges, authors and commentators, including the NCC’s President and CEO Jeffrey Rosen; and wrestle with many of the cutting-edge issues at the heart of today’s constitutional debates, all in a dynamic and fast-paced setting. Previous staff in similar positions have gone on to attend leading law schools (Yale Law School and Columbia Law School) and graduate programs (University of Oxford). We anticipate that candidates for this role may choose to pursue graduate or professional studies or transition to other academic work after a few years.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Work closely with the Constitution Center’s Content department to assist in their collaborative operation to create programming and content that advances nonpartisan constitutional education and debate.
  • Provide research memos and other materials for We the People podcast debates and America’s Town Hall programs.
  • Provide research and other materials to help develop constitutional courses for the Education team.
  • Assist with the creation of programming, including brainstorming topics and speakers, and preparing research memoranda (e.g., article and book summaries, analysis of scholarly works, etc.) for President and CEO Jeffrey Rosen.
  • Assist with the research and creation of content for new exhibits and digital interactives as needed.
  • Work closely with all program departments to ensure that the NCC’s nonpartisan educational mission is fulfilled.
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • Please note that the Center may change specific job duties with or without prior notice based on the needs of the organization

Qualifications

  • An undergraduate degree (relevant political science, constitutional law, and/or history coursework strongly preferred)
  • An understanding of American constitutional history and political thought, and basic legal concepts and doctrines
  • Strong communication skills and advanced research and writing skills
  • Ability to complete tasks quickly and efficiently
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with other team members on projects when needed
  • Appreciation of the unique role that healthy constitutional debate occupies in American life, and the obligation this imposes on the NCC’s content for balance
  • Ability to work weekends, evening hours, or holidays as needed and assigned

Physical Demands

  • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working at a computer
  • Standing and walking may be required on an infrequent basis
  • Some light lifting, twenty (20) pounds or less, may be required on an infrequent basis

Salary: $45-53K

Please click here to apply.
(Posted 11/18)

Development Intern, The National Constitution Center, Philadelphia

The Development intern will join the Center’s high-tempo development team in its mission to attract and cultivate individual, foundation, and corporate donors in support of the Center’s urgent mission. This is a fantastic opportunity to learn about nonprofit fundraising and strategy at an organization primed for growth in the years ahead. The development intern will learn about donor prospecting, donor cultivation, solicitation and grant reporting, strategic planning, direct mail and membership programs, and database management. The ideal candidate is enthusiastic about the Center’s mission and seeks to understand all aspects of non-profit development and strategy. The development intern will specifically assist the Development team with operational activities including, but not limited to, database maintenance, file management, membership mailings, and strategic activities such as donor prospecting and other special projects. We also encourage our interns to take initiative in developing their own semester-long project in consultation with the department and to practice drafting key communications for the team. Additionally, we offer our interns enrichment and networking opportunities with the rest of the museum staff. Such activities typically include participating in behind-the-scenes tours of our exhibits, listening in on our live podcast recordings, exploring other local museums, and more.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Research prospective donors and grant opportunities
  • Assist with database management
  • Assist with membership mailings
  • Write and edit materials for the Center’s website, donor communications, and solicitations in collaboration with the Development team
  • Organize files and records at the Center
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • Please note that the Center may change specific job duties with or without prior notice based on the needs of the organization

Qualifications

  • Strong interest in the Center’s mission
  • Currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree program; upperclassmen status preferred
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Highly organized and keen attention to detail
  • High level of discretion
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) required; familiarity with Microsoft Outlook and SQL databases a plus

Physical Demands

  • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working at a computer
  • Standing and walking may be required on an infrequent basis
  • Some light lifting, twenty (20) pounds or less, may be required on an infrequent basis

Other

  • This internship opportunity is in Philadelphia, PA, with flexible, hybrid working arrangements
  • The Development team will work with the selected intern on a mutually agreed upon schedule and number of hours of work per week. Ideally a part-time intern can devote 10-20 hours per week to the Center; a full-time intern would devote 40 hours per week to the Center.
  • A lump-sum stipend, the amount of which is commensurate with education level, will be paid to all interns who can fulfill, at minimum, 6 weeks of service at an average of at least 15 hours per week.

Please click here to apply.
(Posted 11/18)

Assistant Curator, Saint Joseph’s University, Philadelphia

The Marvin Samson Center for the History of Pharmacy at Saint Joseph’s University is seeking to engage a temporary, contract collections manager and curator. The Collections Manager and Curator will be responsible for organizing and cataloging materials from the Pharmacy Collection. The position will collaborate with the Library Director, Dean of Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, and Chair of History Department to create a searchable, accessible collection of Pharmacy artifacts.  

Duties and responsibilities:
Create inventory using CatalogIT and a system to track the location of objects

Create condition reports and database updates

Photograph various objects and assist with maintaining photographic documentation of all processes

Assist with the creation of content for the iWall and other electronic displays

Assist with writing and applying for grants

Other related duties as related to the museum collection as assigned

For a complete description, please visit: https://jobs.sju.edu/postings/19820

Salary: $23-25/hour

Deadline to apply: December 14, 2022
(Posted 11/9)

Registrar and Manager of Exhibitions, The Frick, Pittsburgh

Summary: The Registrar & Manager of Exhibitions is an essential member of the Frick’s curatorial team, responsible for the documentation, care, handling, and display of all artworks managed by the museum, either as part of the permanent collection or temporary special exhibitions. This position maintains the collections management data system, manages acquisitions process and loan activities, and coordinates the care, preservation, and risk management of the museum’s collection. They/she/he plays a key role in ensuring that exhibitions and collections displays are completed efficiently, on time, and within budget. The position must demonstrate the ability to multitask and project manage, and the capacity to shift between big-picture planning and task driven projects.

• Must have a commitment to fostering a workplace culture of Equity and Inclusion.
• Please note that all employees must be able to show proof of COVID vaccination and booster.

Reports to: Chief Curator & Director of Collections
Hours: Monday–Friday, 9:00–5:00 flex, occasional evening and weekend work
Status: Full-time, exempt with benefits
Pay: $41,765 – $52,206 based on experience

Registrar Responsibilities (40%):
 Manages and supervises the care and use of the collections by ensuring proper storage, handling, conservation and exhibition techniques
 Oversees acquisitions process for occasional gifts and purchases; generates condition reports, incoming/outgoing receipts, and formal gift paperwork to donors. Supervises accessioning process including recording object information; entering into the database and registration log books; assigning accession numbers and physically numbering or tagging artworks; photography of objects; and selecting storage locations and proper housing.
 Oversees incoming and outgoing loans, including documentation, conservation assessments, annual condition reports, shipping arrangements, courier requirements, and renewal forms.
 Evaluates loan requests for objects from the collection; makes recommendations to Chief Curator from perspective of facility, safety, condition, and handling for decision of the loan
 Occasionally serves as courier of collection loans.

 Works closely with Operations and Security departments to manage storage conditions, monitor security and climate in exhibition galleries and collections spaces, assist in making recommendations for improvements to museum facilities
 Performs routine checks of artworks in galleries and collections spaces. Monitors climate conditions weekly, creates reports of data.
 Coordinates ongoing updated appraisals of the collection for insurance purposes. Works with the auditors on an annual basis.
 Coordinates conservation visits; photographs and documents conservation work and processes at the direction of, or in the absence of, the Chief Curator

Records & Information Systems (20%):
 Receives, processes, issues, and maintains records relating to permanent collection and incoming and outgoing loans
 Manages collections database, creates user accounts, trains staff and volunteers, and develops user guides and reports; works with curatorial colleagues to ensure data standardization.
 Maintains accurate locations and coordinates annual inventories
 Serves as main point of contact with collections database (Vernon) and enacts annual updates and continued improvements to software
 Organizes collections image library, preparing a clear and accessible digital file storage system.
 Manages rights and reproduction permissions for loans to the museum for exhibitions or temporary display for the same purposes.

Exhibition Installation & De-Installation (40%):
 Coordinates the physical work of installation and deinstallation in accordance with industry best practices, including: scheduling shipping and receiving, scheduling art handlers, supervising unpacking, condition reporting, installation, and packing. Supervision of other subcontractors as necessary.
 Communicates site needs for installation and de-installation work to other staff onsite including security, operations, and other staff.
 Reviews exhibition contracts and advises on insurance, shipping, security, and installation requirements as well as rights and reproductions of related images.
 Assists in developing exhibition budgets, tracks expenses and processes related payments to subcontractors, consultants, art handlers, and others
 Regularly meets with curatorial team and art handlers in advance of installation to identify and discuss concerns regarding objects installation logistics, conservation, and display/mounting
 Coordinates the logistics involved in loans including courier visits, travel, lodging, and expenses
 Monitors environmental quality of exhibition galleries
 Monitors photography or filming in exhibition areas as needed with other team members

Supervisory Responsibilities:
 Hires, trains, evaluates, and schedules contract art handlers
 Delegates specific collections and exhibitions administration tasks, cataloguing, and location changes to Collections & Exhibitions Assistant and/or interns.

Qualifications:
 BA in Museum Studies, Arts Administration, or related field is required.
 Minimum 3 years museum experience in the area of museum registration and collections management experience
 Experience working in a fast-paced environment while maintaining excellent attention to accuracy and detail
 Able to prioritize and handle multiple tasks simultaneously; able to handle multiple projects in various stages of development; demonstrated ability to proactively prioritize and manage time, and meet deadlines
 Experience with fine arts insurance, knowledge of standard museum loan and registration processes
 Knowledge of standard best practices and procedures for art handling, transportation, installation, storage, condition reporting, preservation, and basic conservation
 Capacity for problem-solving and analytical thinking
 Aptitude to work across departments and disciplines in a highly collaborative, goal-oriented manner; ability to maintain a professional and positive attitude in a dynamic and creative setting
 Proficiency in collections management database software, email, word processing and spreadsheet software, Microsoft Office suite
 Familiarity with NAGPRA, AAMD guidelines and archiving methods and practices
 Clearance of a criminal background check

Physical Activities and Requirements:
 Ability to lift, push, and/or move up to 40 lbs
 Able to safely and successfully grasp, handle, and lift art objects
 Able to safely and successfully ascend or descend ladders, scaffolding, or other necessary equipment for installation of exhibitions

Please submit a cover letter and resume to Human Resources at HR@TheFrickPittsburgh.org.
(Posted 11/4)

Executive Director, Historic Yellow Springs, Chester Springs

The mission of Historic Yellow Springs, Inc. (HYS) is to share, preserve and celebrate the unique living village of Yellow Springs. With the focus on history, art, education and the environment, Historic Yellow Springs enriches the lives of all who visit.

The Village of Historic Yellow Springs is on the National Register of Historic Places, and Historic Yellow Springs, Inc., has operated as a nonprofit, 501(c)(3), for the past 47 years. Located in Chester Springs, Chester County, Pennsylvania, the Yellow Springs area was known to the native Lenape Indians, who identified and made use of the iron, magnesium and sulphur springs. First referenced in a Philadelphia newspaper in 1722, the village has a unique and wonderfully storied past. It is home to six historic structures and three 19th Century bathhouses, on a property of 140 acres with large portions under conservation easements administered by Natural Lands Trust.

A tavern and associated barns and stables were constructed in 1750. The American Army camped in the village in September, 1777, and in 1778 Congress authorized the construction of a hospital to support the Valley Forge encampment. After the Revolutionary War, the village operated as a medicinal spa until the Civil War. Throughout the early 19th century Yellow Springs was a popular retreat for many prominent Americans and foreign visitors. After the end of the Civil War, the property was operated by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania through 1912 as a school for children orphaned by the war. In 1917, the revered Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Center City Philadelphia acquired the village to operate a summer art program for students to paint the natural landscape. In 1952, the village was sold to filmmaker Irvin Yeaworth who turned it into a soundstage and production facility. He made over 100 Christian films, and to underwrite his gospel-promoting projects, Yeaworth also made a few commercial films including The Blob and 4D Man. These featured rising Hollywood actors such as Steve McQueen, Patty Duke and Lee Meriweather. When Yeaworth closed his operations in 1973 and the property was offered for sale, area residents united to form what became Historic Yellow Springs to preserve the village from commercial development.

Today Historic Yellow Springs is home to a large and highly-regarded annual Art Show; it operates an art school featuring fine arts and ceramics classes; and it is a successful event venue hosting over 50 weddings each year. Additionally, there are seasonal Town Tours and Village Walks plus trails from the East & West Meadows for nature walks dawn-to-dusk. The Jazz at the Springs is one of many musical events held through the year. And the Holiday Stroll, Fine Arts & Crafts Show and HYS Members Show are always big draws.

The Executive Director is the face of the organization and chief spokesperson, conveying passion of place, caretaking of its historic buildings and grounds, showcasing its art exhibitions and promoting its educational programs. The Executive Director oversees operations, finances, development and a small dedicated staff as well as partners with the Board of Directors to guide strategic direction and planning.

Requirements
Education: Relevant BA or master’s degree.

Experience: Min. 5 years nonprofit leadership and management experience; Arts and cultural, historical or preservation experience preferred;
Ability to lead staff of 8, independent contractors/art instructors, and volunteers.

Skills/abilities: Management, finance and administrative skills; Proven track-record of fundraising and development; Excellent written and verbal communications skills; ability to speak in public; Strong interpersonal skills and ability to reach out to community leaders and dialogue
with colleagues in related fields; Knowledge of Microsoft office; QuickBooks knowledge a plus.

Competitive salary, schedule flexibility and attractive benefits; some nights and weekends required.
Historic Yellow Springs, Inc., is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that does not discriminate.
Submit resume and brief cover letter to jobs@yellowsprings.org; learn more at yellowsprings.org.

Executive Director, Historic Yellow Springs: Responsibility Details
Priorities
● Broaden visibility, increase community outreach and build awareness of art events and educational programs in line with the current Board-approved Strategic Plan.
● Lead new Strategic Planning process with Board.
● Continue and expand educational programming for the Chester Springs Studio.
● Continue and expand awareness of event venue and the range of events supported.
● Increase support, expanding pipeline of individual gifts, institutional sponsorship and grants.

Mission-Focus
● Programs & Events: oversee the development and coordination of seasonal art exhibitions, art education programs, tours, specialty workshops and fundraising events.
● Event Space Rentals: oversee the rentals of Village properties and protection of the spaces.
● Buildings/Facilities/Property Management: oversee the care and protection of the historic structures as well as the grounds and trails, project prioritization and regular maintenance.
● The Moore Archives: oversee the preservation and access for research to the Village history.

Management
● Personnel: lead full-time and part-time staff as well as independent contractors, volunteers and other resources; coordinate with local groups and area businesses for volunteer opportunities.
● Governance: with Board of Directors, lead planning objectives as directed by the Strategic Plan and coordinate board recruitment efforts/board orientation.
● Finance: monitor monthly finances; develop and manage annual operating budget; coordinate audit process. $900K annual budget; fiscal year ends 12/31.

Critical Support
● Fundraising: cultivate new and major donors; identify and pursue new grant opportunities; seek event sponsors and reach out to key supporters for special projects; develop and carry-out mid-year and year-end appeal strategies.
● Community Outreach: maintain collaborative relationships with other historical/art-and-cultural organizations, regional nonprofits and the business community.
● Event Rentals: coordinate rental agreements for short-term and long-term event rentals.
● Marketing: oversee Yellow Springs’ brand, website, advertising, social media, etc.

Salary: $85,000

Deadline to apply: December 31, 2022

To apply please submit cover letter and resume to jobs@yellowsprings.org
(Posted 11/4)

PT Museum Educator, Reading Public Museum, Reading

The purpose of this position is to facilitate the growing number of educational programs at the Museum. The Museum Educator will report to the Director of Education and will be primarily responsible for implementation of educational programming as well as visitor services. This includes but is not limited to student tours, summer camp programs, birthday parties, planetarium facilitation, visitor service operations, outreach programs, and assisting at other Museum events as additional staff as needed.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
• Facilitate educational programming at The Museum and Planetarium.
• Using excellent customer service skills, establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, officials, and all members of the general public.
• Provide support for programming (includes evenings and weekends.)
• Assists with keeping exhibits and public areas safe and presentable to the public
• Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Experience
• Education – preferred: Bachelor’s degree in art, education, science education, history, museum studies or related field.
• Experience: Required experience working with children. Prefer experience managing and promoting programs and events, and working with people of all ages. Experience working in a museum or cultural institution setting helpful as is experience working with volunteers.
• Required Skills: Strong organizational and communication skills, strong computer skills, ability to work independently and collaboratively, self-starter, strong research and writing skills.
• Required: Must be available to work weekends and evenings including overnights, and at least 10 hours a month.
• Preferred Skills: Knowledge of museum practices, and museum education standards, bilingual is a plus.
• Obtain successful child related clearances as required by the law, including Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check, Child Abuse History Clearance and FBI Fingerprinting for Criminal Background Check.

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 this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use manual dexterity.
• Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and color vision
• The employee frequently is required to sit and reach with hands and arms.
• The employee is required to stand, walk, and talk or hear.
• Must be willing to follow current Museum health and safety protocols.

Work Environment
Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• While performing the duties of this job, the employee is not normally exposed to weather conditions.
• The noise level in the work environment is normally moderate.

$12-$15/hour

Deadline: January 30, 2023

To apply, please send resumé and cover letter to
Wendy Koller, Director of Education at
wendy.koller@readingpublicmuseum.org
(Posted 11/2)

Curatorial Fellowship, The Science History Institute, Philadelphia

Hosted by the Beckman Center for the History of Chemistry, curatorial fellowships are two-year benefit-eligible positions integrate Fellows as members of Institute staff. Fellows benefit from professional development, portfolio building, networking, and mentorship opportunities in the library and museum fields. Project outcomes build fellows’ resumes while advancing the Institute’s strategic goals.

Curatorial fellowships are intended for individuals with advanced degrees who are seeking professional opportunities outside of academia. Both early career and career-changing researchers are encouraged to apply. Scholars from any relevant field with a demonstrated interest in the history of science, broadly defined, will be considered.

Twenty percent of each fellow’s time is reserved for independent research with the aim of producing a publication appropriate for their professional goals. Publications can range from a traditional academic journal article to the production of a museum exhibition. Fellows also receive a professional development stipend of $1,000 per year, for a total of $2,000 over the course of the two-year appointment. Curatorial fellows who meet the criteria of the Institute’s Relocation Assistance Program receive a $1,500 payment upon moving to the Philadelphia area. 

As part of their professional development and networking, Curatorial fellows participate in relevant seminars at the Institute (approximately ten percent of the fellows’ time), including the Beckman Center’s Work-in-Progress Workshops and Fellows’ Talks, and the one-week Oral History Training Institute.

Scientific Biographies Curatorial Fellow

The Institute seeks a Curatorial Fellow to contribute to our Scientific Biographies online resource. The Fellow will contribute to the reimagining and expansion of the Institute’s collection of scientific biographies. This online resource shares the stories of individuals who have made historically significant contributions to our knowledge of the world and is the Institute’s single largest source of website traffic. Responsibilities will include auditing the current collection according to contemporary historiography; developing a strategy for growing and diversifying the collection (with special attention paid to identity, geography, and forms of knowledge); and creating workflows for editing existing biographies and generating new biographies. This position may also include opportunities to pursue grant and foundation support for the project or to create additional interpretive content by creating a physical or digital exhibition. Some experience writing for the public, educational audiences, and for the web is desirable.

The application deadline for the Curatorial Fellowship is Sunday, January 15, 2023. Offers will be made in May 2023, with a start date of September 2023. This is a two-year, limited-duration staff position that will end in August 2025.

The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in a humanities, social science, or science field; master’s degree required; PhD preferred
  • Demonstrated interest in communicating complicated topics with non-specialist and public audiences
  • Research interests aligned with the history of science
  • Strong project management skills
  • Experience using primary source collections for research, teaching, or interpretation
  • Ability to work both collaboratively within a team and, at times, independently

Please note: The Science History Institute has a COVID vaccine mandate policy for its employees, subject to any reasonable accommodation required by law.

Salary: $50K

To be considered for this position, please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, short writing sample for a non-specialist audience, and contact information for three professional references to: CuratorialFellow2022@sciencehistory.org
(Posted 10/25)

Posting a job opening with PA Museums

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