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FRM Restoration Technician, Friends of the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, Strasburg

Job Description:

The Friends of the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania (FRM) seeks a limited, part-time position working in the restoration shop at the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania. The candidate is responsible for the construction, repairs and maintenance of structural woodwork, upholstery, cabinets, doors and furniture during the restoration of  the historic railroad equipment in the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania’s vast collections, working under the supervision of the Museum Curator and the Site Administrator.

About the Employer:

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

Work Location:

Primarily in a workshop setting at the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, 300 Gap Road, Strasburg, PA 17579.  The restoration shop is located on the southside of the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania’s main exhibition building.  Work may also need to be done on equipment stored outdoors and in the main indoor public exhibition space.

Schedule:

  • This is a limited part-time, hourly position for a maximum of 15 hours weekly (or 30 hours bi-weekly); primarily Monday through Saturday.
  • Scheduling is flexible and will be coordinated with the Curator 2, Site Administrator, and FRM executive committee.
  • Start time is 8:30 AM; end time is 5:00 PM. The length of the lunch period is one hour.

Compensation:

  • Compensation commensurate with education and experience, starting at $18.00 per hour (or $14,040 per year).

Education:

  • Completion of high school or equivalent and trade school or specialized training.

Special Skills and Abilities:

  • Good organizational skills;
  • Ability to analyze, measure and prepare for a job;
  • Ability to read and understand blueprints;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Decision-making capability;
  • Ability to create/design according to specifications;
  • Be familiar with upholstery techniques;
  • Self-motivated and requiring minimal supervision.

Equipment Operated:

  • Carpentry shop hand and power tools, including (but not limited to) planers, jointers, shapers, sanders, routers, drills, and saws.

Physical Requirements:

  • Duties performed causes fatigue of eyes, fingers, or other faculties due to long periods of standing, sitting, and/or repetitive motion.
  • Duties require continuous effort in working with moderate to heavy (10 to 50 lbs.; on occasion, over 50 lbs.) materials producing moderate body fatigue.

Interpersonal Skills:

  • Teamwork, common courtesy, and effective communication with fellow employees and volunteers.

Working Conditions:

  • Work may involve exposure to dust, fumes, and/or smoke, some soiling of hands and clothes, or lack of uniformity in heating and cooling. May also include occasional outdoor work with some exposure to poor weather conditions.

Other Requirements:

  • Must obtain: (1) Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Background Check; (2) Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance; and (3) an FBI Criminal History Clearance.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Works closely under the direction of the Museum Curator to follow the Secretary of the Interiors Standards for Historic Preservation to restore the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania’s world-class collection of locomotives and railroad cars;
  • Constructs, installs, and repairs functional woodwork, including furniture, shelves, cabinets, and molding;
  • Repairs vintage railroad car seating: disassembles seats, cushions, and seat frames; makes new parts and reconstructs seats to match fit and finish exactly to the original; and reupholsters seat cushions;
  • Estimates material and time using blueprints or oral directions;
  • Constructs structural wooden car framework;
  • Installs trim, doors, windows, molding, and panels;
  • Disassembles wooden doors, makes replacement parts where needed;
  • Performs preventive maintenance and minor repairs on tools and equipment;
  • Works on elevated surfaces such as ladders, staging, and rolling stock roofs;
  • Ensures activities and equipment are in compliance with all safety standards and regulations;
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Deadline for submissions is Friday, December 21, 2019.  Please submit resume, cover letter, and three references to Patrick C. Morrison, Site Administrator, Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, P.O. Box 15, Strasburg, PA 17579 or via email to pmorrison@pa.gov.
(Posted 12/10)

 

Evelyn and Will Kaplan Curator of 20th Century Art, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia

The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) currently seeks a curator of twentieth-century art. Reporting to the Edna S. Tuttleman Director of the Museum, this position will initiate, plan, develop, and implement 20th century American art exhibitions. The Evelyn and Will Kaplan Curator of 20th Century Art will assume curatorial responsibility for gifts and purchases of 20th century American artwork, and the care and display of works in the permanent collection made during the twentieth century with an emphasis on post-WWI to 2000. They will cultivate private collectors of 20th century American art, establish and maintain relationships with artists, galleries and artists’ estates. They will work collaboratively with historic and contemporary curators, especially in periods of overlap—early twentieth-century and 1970-2000—contributing to an overall programmatic vision for exhibitions and collections at PAFA.

The Evelyn and Will Kaplan Curator of 20th Century Art will plan, coordinate and prepare major exhibitions of twentieth-century American art. They will plan, coordinate and prepare permanent collection installations and gallery rotations. This position will develop the collection from post-WWI to 2000 including identifying and suggesting gifts and purchases. They will also contribute to successful fundraising and marketing for 20th century art exhibitions and programs. Responsibilities include managing and writing scholarly but accessible publications in conjunction with PAFA projects, whether for special exhibitions or the permanent collection. They will research and catalog works in the collection from post-WWI to 2000, developing strong internal and external interest in and awareness for 20thcentury art at PAFA. They will prepare and present public lectures, gallery talks and tours as applicable, cultivating interest and gifts from collectors of 20th century American art. They will also work closely with curatorial colleagues to enhance PAFA’s national reputation as a leader in American art. This position will work with the public programs department in planning educational programs, training docents, and giving tours of exhibitions and the collection as necessary, assist with general departmental operations including fielding inquiries, maintaining exhibition schedule and writing and coordinating publications. Responsibilities will also include contributing to PAFA’s national and international reputation by pursuing research which results in scholarly publications and lectures outside of the institution. They will work collaboratively with museum education, marketing, and development to ensure the institutional success of Museum exhibitions and programs. Other tasks will include managing interns and select museum staff as necessary.

Qualified candidates will hold a Masters in Art History; PhD or ABD preferred. Expertise in 20th century American art is required; familiarity with historical and contemporary American art highly desirable; familiarity with parallel developments in 20th century European and Latin American art also highly desirable. Candidates should have a minimum of 5–10 years museum experience; a network of professional contacts, including artists, curators, collectors, and galleries. Candidates should possess excellent interpersonal and presentation skills, superior written and oral communication skills, and a record of significant publications in the field of American art. Candidates should be able to demonstrate a successful track record of fundraising and developing audiences for 20th century art.

TO APPLY:

Online Applications: Click on the link below in the job posting (or copy/paste to your browser) to begin the online application process.

https://recruiting.myapps.paychex.com/appone/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=2250180&B_ID=91

A complete application will include:

  • Cover letter with salary requirements
  • Resume or CV
  • List of professional references (3 minimum)

Applicants missing the requested information will not be considered.

When submitting your application online, please save your documents as Microsoft Word (.doc, .docx) or PDF (.pdf) files.  To help us process your applications as efficiently as possible, please save your files with the following filename formats.

  • Cover Letter: LastName-FirstName-CoverLetter
  • Resume/CV: LastName-FirstName-Resume-CV
  • Additional Supporting Documents: LastName-FirstName-DocumentName

The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages the recruitment and retention of qualified candidates for all positions. PAFA encourages members of all diverse groups to seek employment with us.
(Posted 12/6)

 

PT Special Events Coordinator, York County History Center, York

Primary Location: Historical Society Building
Status: Part-time, Non-Exempt
Supervisor: Director of Development
Summary:
The Special Events Coordinator is responsible for oversight and implementation of the York County History Center’s earned income (fundraising) two annual events – Art & Leisure Auction and History on the Half-Shell. Beyond coordinating program logistics, this position works in partnership with volunteer committees and is responsible for management of solicitations, budget tracking and follow up activities. This position may also assist with internal events such as exhibit openings, cultivation programs, member parties and similar functions as needed. This is a part-time position, with flexible schedule limited to approximately 20 hours per week.

Responsibilities:

Event Management for primary fundraising events-
Work in collaboration with senior staff and board members to identify and recruit committee members
In coordination with volunteer leadership, schedule meetings, prepare agendas and minutes
Solicit donors, sponsors and vendors for cash gifts and in kind services
Utilizing staff and board members identify potential donors
Assign and monitor solicitations to committee and board members
Craft sponsorship materials
Coordinate all day-of event logistics including set up and tear down, maintaining contacts with vendors and deliveries
Collaborate with Marketing and Communications Department to advertise and promote events

Donor and Financial Record keeping-
Ensure appropriate acknowledgement letters are correct according to IRS guidelines and sent in a timely fashion
Build and maintain relationships with donors before and after events (moves management)
Utilize Raiser’s Edge to track proposals, enter gift information and write prospect notes
Establish budgets for events in coordination with Development Director and CFO
Track all event revenue and expenses
Effectively communicate financial goals to committees
Track all volunteer activity and in-kind services received

Communication-
Work with Director of Marketing and Communications to develop and write articles for CenterPiece, e-blast, event brochures and solicitation packages
Provide reports to Development Director for the Board of Directors meetings and monthly tracking of progress
Other: Performing other duties as required

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree, 2-5 years of fundraising experience and a successful track record in non-profit event and volunteer management. Excellent writing, verbal and interpersonal skills. Energetic motivator with the ability to work efficiently under changing environments. Must be skilled in the use of Microsoft Office. Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge and web development is a plus. Driver’s license, flexible schedule and the ability to lift or move materials up to 25lbs. required.

Please send cover letter and resume to: Terri Altland, Director of Development, York County History Center, 250 East Market Street, York, PA 17403 or email taltland@yorkhistorycenter.org

Closing date: until filled
(Posted 12/4)

Visitor Services Associate, The Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, Strasburg

APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY: WEDNESDAY 2 JAN 19

OVERVIEW

The Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania is seeking to hire a courteous, visitor-focused team member for a world class, collections-rich museum to more fully utilize the institution’s objects to reveal fascinating stories from Pennsylvania’s vast railroad history. Candidates should have a background that includes historic interpretation.

Located in beautiful Lancaster County, Pennsylvania the facility hosts 115,000 guests annually. The museum is a family friendly attraction and an integral part of the region’s important cultural and heritage tourism. The museum is administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission aided by the Friends of the Railroad Museum.

POSITION DESCRIPTION 

Team members:

  1. Report to the Visitor Services department with emphasis on customer service
  2. Serve as frontline interpreter for museum’s collection displayed inside Rolling Stock Hall and outside in the Restoration Yard and will:
  • Communicate with visitors of all ages, including pre-school children
  • Lead brief walking tours using collection specific objects
  • Deal directly with audiences of diverse backgrounds
  1. Operate a Point of Sale system, handle cash, check, credit card transactions, and end-of-day accounting
  2. Follow opening and closing procedures, and promote visitor and collections safety
  3. Work on team performing daily custodial duties, as well as seasonal collections care with:
  • An ability to lift moderate weights, and climb on and up into rail cars and engines
  • Concern and respect for historic artifacts
  1. Work alternate weekends, and voluntary occasional special evening events

CANDIDATE PROFILE

  1. Recent college graduate in American History, American Studies or related fields
  2. Experience in customer service, retail and cash handling
  3. Experience with youth or school groups (must pass Commonwealth’s background check)
  4. Demonstrated communication skills with ability to:
  • Listen and gauge audience interest levels
  • Listen to supervisor/trainers to understand assignments

COMPENSATION

Employment is with the Friends of the Railroad Museum for 37.5 hours/week at $14.59/hour; benefit package includes individual health insurance, vacation, sick time, 403B plan, etc.

  1. B. If selected for an interview preparatory information regarding front-line interpretation skills will be sent.

Send cover letter and resume’ to:

Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania
ATTN: Jim at Search Committee
P.O. Box 15
Strasburg, PA 17579-0015
(Posted 12/4)

 

Social Media Specialist and Content Creator, Please Touch Museum, Philadelphia

PTM seeks a full time Social Media Specialist & Content Creator to administer PTM social media accounts, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, etc. create engaging content and handle social advertising initiatives. He/she will be responsible for creating original text and video content, writing blog content, creating and managing a monthly social calendar, creation of all social media posts- designing, editing and cutting videos and responding to followers. As Social Media Specialist & Content Creator he/she should be up-to-date with the latest digital technologies, social media trends and video creation.

Other responsibilities include but limited to: responsible for updating PTM’s social accounts; posts updates, news and announcements; performs research to find articles, stories and resources and posts it to PTM social channels; update all social accounts with current and relevant content from PTM activities and events; grows PTM online social networks by increasing; takes pictures and videos of Museum activities to be developed into content for the PTM website, and social media platforms; uploads PTM photos and videos to the appropriate server files; archives digital images and videos; implement social media strategy; ability to manage and create monthly social media and blog; generate, edit, publish and share engaging content daily; collaborates with Marketing Managers to create and/or edit all copy for multitude of content marketing initiatives; regularly observes the online activity of PTM social media accounts and researches social media practices; establish a reporting system on the various online activities; analysis the incoming data and various social media comments; uses Google Analytics, Facebook insights and Twitter Analytics to assess trends and activity; reviews data on the performance of social media platforms; completes other research projects as assigned; suggest and implement new features to develop brand awareness such as promotions and other initiatives.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in creative writing, journalism, Advertising or related field required ; at least 2 years’ experience working in a marketing department with an excellent understanding of social media and copywriting; nonprofit museum experience a plus; SEO knowledge required; experience in creating simple branded social media graphics using a tool, such as Canva; require familiarity with Facebook advertising and management; must have proven experience with video editing; experience managing social media accounts; experience with WordPress content management; experience writing and optimizing web pages (title/meta description/keyword optimization) Excel, Word, Publisher, Basecamp, Google documents, Hubspot, Hootsuite, Sprout Social, Buffer and WordPress, InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Final Cut Pro Data collections, analysis and project management; use computer applications for writing, budgeting, and statistical analysis; communicate; manage multiple projects; experience with community management; excellent communication and organizational skills; excellent writing, spelling, grammar, structure and proofing abilities; capability to manage multiple projects; requires excellent skills related to attention to detail, and decision making skills, possesses a strong work ethic, and willingness to work a flexible schedule as needed.

Education Level:

Bachelor degree in creative writing, journalism or related field

To apply for this opportunity, please mail your cover letter, accomplishments and resume to: CHRO, Please Touch Museum, 4231 Avenue of the Republic, Philadelphia, PA 19131; fax to: (215)-581-3182; Email: employment@pleasetouchmuseum.org. Office phone:  215-581-3189  EOE
(Posted 11/29)

Assistant Director, Science and Research, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Pittsburgh

Carnegie Museums of Natural History, one of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, is among the top natural history museums in the country. It maintains, preserves, and interprets an extraordinary collection of artifacts, objects, and scientific specimens used to broaden understanding of evolution, conservation, and biodiversity. Carnegie Museum of Natural History generates new scientific knowledge, advances science literacy, and inspires visitors of all ages to become passionate about science, nature, and world cultures.

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

The ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, SCIENCE AND RESEARCH will be responsible for administration and coordination of programs in the science, research and collections operations as delegated by the Director of Science and Research. Work closely with the staff of Carnegie Museum of Natural History in addition to staff of our sister museums in Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh and with outside consultants. Establish implementation plans and timelines for projects both within the department of science, research and collections and across departments and museums. Manage project schedules and budgets, and coordinate multiple staff as well as personnel from outside the museum to accomplish specific project goals. Establish effective communications and collaborations with personnel in other museums and universities. Represent the museum in community service, national and international museum and science organizations. Maintain a rigorous scientific understanding of the collections and research. Assist the Director of Science and Research with creation, maintenance, updating, and effective use of policy regarding administrative and scientific processes within the museum. Write key text for museum grant proposals. Must be an organized person with excellent oral and written skills, detailed oriented, have the ability to work independently, and be able to exercise sound judgment and discretion.

This is a Full-Time position.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
– Ph.D. in natural sciences. Research experience with an emphasis in conservation and interdisciplinary fields preferred. A minimum of three years of experience in project management of complex science and science communication projects.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES:
– Must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and general bookkeeping;
– Excellent written and verbal communication skills; a collaborative, friendly approach, as well as a general knowledge and interest in natural history, the environment, and the Anthropocene are essential;
– Exceptional organizational skills and the ability to excel at details, multi‐tasking, problem solving, and working under pressure;
– Ability to work flexibly outside of specific job description;
– Ability to work independently, creatively, and to exercise good judgment, decision making, and a sense of humor to overcome challenges;
– Ability to work effectively with a broad variety of personalities across multiple organizational reporting levels to keep projects on their agreed-upon timelines;
– Must have prior experience in management of science projects involving multiple personnel

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: No special demands are required

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES:
– Assist Director of Science and Research in the successful completion of ongoing and emergent projects within the department of science and research and across departments at Carnegie Museum of Natural History. This accountability can include the development of project timelines and staff task assignments, calling and leading periodic project meetings to insure adherence to the timeline and project success, and/or data analysis and interpretation. Coordinate scientific and educational research activities related to the museum’s mission, as needed. Develop and maintain a Gantt chart for all projects in science and research;
– Provide comprehensive financial support for projects in science and research. This may include assisting or leading in identifying, planning, editing, and writing grant proposals, drafting reports to project funders as required. Develop and maintain long-term plans for obtaining grants necessary to meet the overall museum goals for collection stewardship and organization. Work with department of finance to create and update project budgets. Assist director of science and research with development of annual budgets;
– Work with CMNH Marketing and Advancement staff to develop and provide information on science and research, and collection activities for web content, public relations, board reports, reports to funders, and Carnegie publications;
– Supervisory responsibility for Program Assistant, Science and Research. Through this accountability, the Assistant Director of Science and Research is ultimately responsible for administrative support for the department and Director, Science and Research as well as logistical support for science-led programs. Supervision of other support staff as required;
– Work with the Chair of Collections to draft and administer policy regarding collections, including updates to and implementation of the museum Collections Plan;
– Participate in professional and community service and activities to obtain recognition for the Institution and as a pathway for personal career advancement

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

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

Obtaining the required clearances is completed as part of the new hire process.
Please visit the Carnegie Museums’ employment page to apply.
(Posted 11/29)

 

Human Resources Generalist, Please Touch Museum, Philadelphia

Wouldn’t you rather be working within a playful, educational, nonprofit museum than a routine business environment? Please Touch Museum (PTM), the leading children’s museum may be the right place for you! PTM seeks a full time Human Resources Generalist, to provide assistance related to Human Resources functions and administrative support, focusing on recruitment logistical support and other confidential HR duties and projects. The Human Resources Generalist assist with HR and Payroll practices and objectives. Assist with the implementation of human resources programs by providing human resources services, including but not inclusive: staffing, employment processing, onboarding, health and welfare benefits, training and development, record management, safety and health, employee retention, ADA &EEO compliance, and completing personnel transactions. Will also have responsibility in processing biweekly payroll through ADP.

Other responsibilities include but limited to: Assist with all facets of hiring process; responsible for internship recruitment and implementation; assist with establishing and implementing a volunteer management program; new-hire procedures; responsible for biweekly ADP payroll processing; maintain records of personnel-related data and ensure all employment requirements are met; assist with the establishment of an in-house employee training system including training needs assessment, new employee orientation, management development, cross-training, the measurement of training impact; assist with employee communication and feedback through Town Hall meetings, employee committees, employee satisfaction survey; help ​to monitor the organization’s culture so that it supports the attainment of the Museum’s goals and promotes employee satisfaction.; assist with the museum-wide committees including the wellness, training, safety, employee activity, and culture and communications committees and provide day-to-day benefits administration services.

Minimum Requirements: Minimum of 2 years’ experience supporting a HR department, preferably in a non-profit organization with  heavy experience on recruitment required; Bachelor degree required and/or years of experience in HR function; understanding of HR database and ADP payroll processing required;  demonstrates a high degree of integrity and respect for confidential information; proficient in Microsoft Office; strong initiative, problem solving skills and sound judgment; detailed oriented; ability to follow through and organized; ability to communicate clearly and professionally; strong customer service focus; excellent time management.

Education Level:
Bachelor degree- HR, Business, Liberal arts

To be honest; PTM is not for everyone. If you dislike a fun educational environment and a collaborative workforce, then PTM is probably not for you. If you do like an excellent time off package and competitive salary, please apply.  To apply for this opportunity, please mail your cover letter, accomplishments and resume to: CHRO, Please Touch Museum, 4231 Avenue of the Republic, Philadelphia, PA 19131; fax to: (215)-581-3182; Email: employment@pleasetouchmuseum.org. Office phone:  215-581-3189  EOE
(Posted 11/29)

 

 

F. Otto Haas Executive Director, Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

The Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania, an historic public garden and educational institution with programs that integrate science, art and the humanities, is among the most highly regarded arboreta in the U.S.

The Arboretum seeks an individual with a strong record of effective leadership at a public garden, museum, or affiliated organization, and progressive leadership traits such as adaptability, resilience, open-mindedness and emotional control. The successful candidate must have experience articulating an organizational vision and identifying and coalescing support for that vision. Experience in a research institution or an affinity and understanding of research activities as an element of core mission is desired.

The ideal candidate will be skilled at leading boards and committees, including being an effective listener, keeping groups focused on agenda, engaging all individuals, and bringing groups to consensus. He or she must have a track record of successful fundraising and grant writing, and experience working with a diverse range of supporters, including those in the local community and others with an interest in horticulture and education.

Candidates must display strong communication and personal presentation skills, including an ability to speak extemporaneously and to write effectively for a wide range of audiences including donors, university officials, foundation professionals, corporate executives, and key governmental administrators. She or he must be able to communicate with integrity and ethically to create a safe and trusting environment which allows the Board, staff and Arboretum community to collaborate in an open and meaningful way.

Candidates must have experience managing a team and a demonstrated ability to develop staff. This person will be able to instill confidence through their actions and communicate expectations clearly. He or she will also have experience developing, sustaining and maintaining annual and multi-year budgets. The successful candidate must have high levels of organizational skills, displaying advanced planning, resourcefulness and creativity in addressing priority initiatives and unforeseen problems. This executive should be entrepreneurial and willing to seize opportunities and express curiosity and openness to new ideas. Decisive and accountable decision making is required.

An advanced degree in a relevant discipline such as horticulture, landscape architecture, ecology, public garden management or related academic tracks is highly desirable.

To apply, submit a current resume and letter of introduction to Kittleman & Associates, LLC at https://www.kittlemansearch.com/morris-arboretum-/

For more information about the Morris Arboretum, visit http://www.morrisarboretum.org/
(Posted 11/29)

 

Executive Director, Chadds Ford Historical Society, Chadds Ford

The Society is searching for a full-time salaried Executive Director. Candidates must have previous management experience; willingness to perform revenue generating tasks such as grants, sponsors and event oversight; strong leadership skills; and proficiency with computer software. Hours are Tuesday – Saturday 9am – 5pm.

Please click here to view a complete job description.

Please submit a resume and three references to our President Phyllis Recca at president@chaddsfordhistory.org
(Posted 11/20)

Special Events Technician, Carnegie Science Center, Pittsburgh

Carnegie Science Center connects science and technology with everyday life through hands-on science fun. Our visitors explore and interact with robots, investigate the wonders of the human body, and discover river science and animals. Plus, they enjoy engaging astronomy shows in a planetarium, live theater shows, sports challenges and a ropes course, a real submarine, a huge model railroad – and movies on Pittsburgh’s biggest screen! In addition to providing valuable scientific experiences, Carnegie Science Center offers outreach programs that serve Pittsburgh’s diverse community. The Science Center is located on Pittsburgh’s North Shore along the banks of the Ohio River and is accessible to persons with disabilities.

The SPECIAL EVENTS TECHNICIAN is responsible for audio-visual requirements of PointView Hall at Carnegie Science Center. This may include external building rentals, internal departments providing events for CMP staff, customers, visitors or donors, and support for all CSC A/V functions related to theaters, exhibits and facilities. Position is responsible for training special events staff on the proper use of audio-visual equipment and maintaining user manuals and updating appropriate licenses as applicable. In addition, will act as a liaison between the special events department and other users of the space. Position assists with maintenance and management of all AV systems and equipment to guarantee the quality and reliability of the audio-visual services provided.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: Prefer some college, technical school or related work experience involving technical, electro-mechanical, audio-visual and computer skills and equipment. One-two years experience in event or theatrical productions preferred.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES: Must have excellent communication skills and ability to work with a variety of external clients and internal staff to implement audio-visual requirements for a diverse set of presentations and events. Events require a ‘Can Do’ attitude with the ability to troubleshoot and creatively solve problems on the spot. Flexibility and professionalism to handle requests within department limitations are necessary. Must be available for regular weekend work and frequent evening assignments, with self-supervision.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Must be able to lift up to 30 pounds.

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES:
– Work with internal and external clients to fulfill the requirements of their events. Including attending site visits and client meetings before the event, making recommendations, and testing presentations and equipment as needed;
– Assisting outside vendors with understanding the technical capabilities of the space;
– Setup events, meeting deadline requirements and configuration needs outlined by special events or client technical staff. Remain onsite during events if required by setup plan;
– Take down events setups and inventory and store equipment, keeping track of any equipment loaned to other areas of CMP;
– Maintain all AV, lighting and sound equipment, making recommendations for upgrades and replacement and conducting all scheduled maintenance;
– Train special event staff on the proper use of all equipment and maintain user manuals updating as necessary;
– Work with the events supervisors to maintain necessary paperwork documenting event needs;
– Assist with event supervision and operations as needed;
– Complete other projects as requested by management;
– Other duties as assigned

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

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

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

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

Please click here to apply through the Carnegie Museums’ employment page.
(Posted 11/20)

Facility Rental and Group Sales Manager, National Liberty Museum, Philadelphia

This is an outstanding opportunity for an experienced sales professional to join our friendly and passionate team at the National Liberty Museum (http://www.libertymuseum.org). Located in the heart of America’s birthplace in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the NLM brings liberty to life through stories of people whose character and courage have expanded liberty for all. The Museum’s exhibits, educational experiences, and public programs inspire visitors to think about liberty as an ongoing human quest that we all share. Our facility offers a unique and beautiful setting in historic Philadelphia for all kinds of events and group tours. Just opened is our newly designed and constructed Chihuly Flame Gallery space that offers a spectacular event and program venue never before seen in our city.

The Facility Rental & Group Sales Manager is a key revenue generator for the Museum. The Manager actively prospects for, solicits, and sells 1) our rental space for all kinds of events and 2) group tour packages. The focus of this sales position is to meet and exceed annual revenue and visitation goals for rental of our facility and sales of group tour visits, maintaining our Museum at capacity year round. Competitive salary coupled with bonus structure for exceeding sales goals.

Reports to:

Chief Development Officer

Qualifications and experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline coupled with 5+ years of facility rental, group sales or related sales experience in corporate, hospitality, venue, or arts and culture settings.
  • Demonstrated success in identifying leads and meeting and exceeding sales goals.
  • A skilled and charismatic professional, possessing excellent communication, organizational, and technological skills.
  • A savvy negotiator who can quickly identify and assess the potential of a lead to become a rental customer, training client and/or institutional supporter.
  • Local knowledge of the Philadelphia business community. Is out and about in the community and has developed an extensive network.

Responsibilities

  • Sells the Museum’s rental space and group tour packages by establishing and maintaining relationships with existing and potential clients.
  • Develops business plans to secure new clients from various segments including: corporate; weddings; social; conventions; tour operators; educational; religious.
  • Designs and implements sales strategies to prospect and attract new business; conducts ongoing research to identify new clients, and does phone/email outreach to warm and cold prospects to build pipeline.
  • Networks with local, regional and national organizations using cold calls, correspondence, meetings and presentations in order to solicit business. Regarding group sales, the Manager will establish excellent relationships with the local Visit Philadelphia, PHLCVB, bus associations and concierge organizations to build the Museum’s brand as a tourist destination and meet our attendance and admission goals.
  • Provides facility tours and negotiates contracts with potential clients.
  • Collaborates with Development on sales leads that can become institutional supporters, and vice versa;
  • Generates reports on a regular basis which indicate contacts, projections and sales results.
  • Uses Altru fundraising database to record all actions, and query internal reports and mailing lists.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Due to the nature of this position, applicants must be available during non-traditional hours as needed for booked events/trainings, including some nights and weekends.

Compensation and Benefits:
The National Liberty Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer seeking a diverse workforce. In addition to meaningful and rewarding work, the National Liberty Museum provides an excellent compensation package; salary commensurate with experience, with bonus structure for outstanding performance. The NLM’s benefits package includes medical, optional dental, life & long-term and short-term disability insurance, a voluntary 401(k) program with employer match, paid time off, an employee assistance plan and cafeteria/travel assistance plan, and a friendly work environment.

Education Level:
B.A.
We are now interviewing and will continue to do so until we find the ideal candidate. Interested applicants are asked to please forward your 1) resume and 2) cover letter to sales@libertymuseum.org. We regret we may not be able to respond to all applications. No phone calls, please.
(Posted 11/20)

Project Manager, Collections and Exhibitions, Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia

The Barnes Foundation is seeking a Project Manager, Collections & Exhibitions to serve in a project management/registrar role for the collections and exhibitions at The Barnes.   This position reports directly to the Deputy Director for Collections and Exhibitions, and Gund Family Chief Curator.

We’re committed to diversity and equal opportunity in our recruitment and hiring. Highly qualified candidates of all backgrounds are welcome and encouraged to apply for this position.

Established in 1922 as an educational institution, the Barnes Foundation carries out its mission by promoting appreciation of the arts and horticultural science, through the preservation, presentation, and interpretation of the collections of Albert C. and Laura L. Barnes.

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

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

Responsibilities:

  • Review exhibition contracts and loan agreements; liaising with all stakeholders
  • Maintain institution-wide calendar of exhibitions and other art projects in gallery spaces
  • Review federal indemnity, exhibition insurance and immunity from seizure applications.
  • Coordinate exhibition logistics including shipping, receiving, installation and courier arrangements, in collaboration with a fellow Registrar.
  • Work closely with the collections team, facilities, design, outside contractors, security, conservators, preparators and curators to ensure safe and timely delivery of exhibitions
  • Work with the Exhibitions Coordinator to manage and meet exhibitions budgets.
  • Keep clear and detailed exhibition records for the Archive.

Skills and Knowledge:

·       Bachelor’s Degree in a related discipline

·       A career history in an institution that hosts international touring exhibitions.

·       At least three years of experience in the role of exhibition registrar or other related background

·       Exceptional attention to detail

·       Confidence and responsiveness when dealing with inter-institutional negotiations

·       Excellent communication skills that demonstrate clarity and sensitivity

·       A respectful and collaborative approach to teamwork

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

To Apply: Please apply online at:

The Barnes Foundation Career Center – Project Manager,. Collections & Exhibitions

Please include a cover letter and an updated resume with your application.

The Barnes Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer and we’re committed to diversity and equal opportunity in our recruitment and hiring. Qualified candidates of all backgrounds are welcome and encouraged to apply for this position. Employees have rights under other laws including, but not limited to, the Family and Medical Leave Act and the Employee Polygraph Protection Act. We participate in E-Verify.
(Posted 11/20)

 

Children’s Educator, Wagner Free Institute of Science, Philadelphia

The Wagner Free Institute of Science, a natural history museum, educational institution, and National Historic Landmark, seeks a full-time Children’s Educator.
The educator will work within the Institute’s Children’s Education Department to develop and implement outreach programs serving neighborhood K-8 students, as well as community members of all ages.

Responsibilities:
Deliver on-going educational outreach with local elementary schools
Participate in program development, evaluation and refinement
Collaborate with local peer organizations to plan and deliver outreach programs
Provide workshops and training programs for teachers
Serve as a mentor and partner for Children’s Education interns
Assist with Institute special events and visitor services
Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in education and/or science field required
Minimum five years teaching experience in education or science related field required
Familiarity with national, state, and local standards at the K-8 level
Must work well with the public, possess excellent public speaking skills, and demonstrate interest and experience in science education
Excellent organizational, and written and oral communication skills
Outstanding time management skills, ability to manage multiple tasks and efficient working style
Ability to work collaboratively, independently, creatively and to take initiative
Proficiency in Microsoft Office
Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite preferred
Criminal background checks required
Availability to work periodic evenings and Saturdays

To Apply:
Submit resume and cover letter to:
Holly Clark, Director of Children’s Education
Wagner Free Institute of Science
1700 West Montgomery Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19121

To email, please save cover letter and resume as one PDF document and send to: clark@wagnerfreeinstitute.org
No telephone calls, please.
The Wagner Free Institute of Science is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
(Posted 11/14)

Executive Director, Historical Interpretation and Operations, The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Williamsburg, VA

Primary Function:

The Executive Director supports the vision of the Vice President and provides strategic leadership for the Historical Interpretation Departments (museum, theater, site/group/orientation, trades & skills, coach & livestock, evening & special events, professional development, and experience design). Provides direction and leadership over the Interpretation departments to ensure consistency in workplace standards including hospitality, interpretation, training and costume standards. Stays current with museum and hospitality trends in order to strategically identify ways to improve upon the guest experience at Colonial Williamsburg. Responsible for overall programming happening in the historic area during the day, evening and for special events. Fosters effective team work within ERHI and with Foundation stakeholders and partners. Responsible for regular internal divisional communication.

Work To Be Performed:

  • Works closely and collaboratively with the Vice President, divisional leadership and stakeholders across the Foundation to create a consistently exceptional guest and employee experience.
  • Ensures guest service standards, interpretative themes, training, and program goals are maintained at the highest level for entire Division.
  • Provides leadership to interpretation departments with the result of a supportive, collaborative, cohesive overall department. Creates environment in which all may contribute and encourages full participation.
  • Implements strategies to make the museum more inclusive to current and potential audiences through staff education and/or outreach.
  • Establishes a positive, healthy, and safe work environment for all employees in accordance with Human Resources and Public Safety.
  • Supports Foundation performance development process and coaches and mentors staff. Actively deals with poor performance.
  • Provides effective and consistent internal communication to Division. Communicates the accomplishments, decisions, operations and program information with other divisions and partners throughout the Foundation.
  • Works closely with other leadership across the foundation to ensure the highest level of guest experience is consistently delivered.
  • Responsible for department budget development and implementation. Maintains and grows revenue streams tied directly to the Division’s budget.
  • Establishes priorities for production and conducts yearly assessments of new projects, programs, materials, etc. within the Division. Coordinates directly within the Division and with other divisions/departments to ensure that work is accomplished in support of departmental, divisional and institutional goals.
  • Serves as Division Leader for disaster planning and management.
  • Every director, manager, and supervisor at Colonial Williamsburg, including the holder of this position, shares responsibility for monitoring the 18th-century appearance of the Historic Area and the quality of its interpretive programs. The Executive Director will be ever alert to infractions and discrepancies no matter where they are observed, and s/he is expected to call them to the attention of the appropriate manager, or program supervisor.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum BA and MA in American Studies or History with a focus upon museums, education, and non-profit management.
  • 7 – 10 years of senior level management experience with progressive responsibility in a medium to large non-profit cultural or historical museum.
  • Proven responsibility in program development, staff development, and Interpretation at a living history museum.
  • Must have exceptional verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to plan, multi-task, delegate and mane time effectively.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Extensive background in financial management, strategic planning, museum programming, and leadership.
  • Knowledge of 18th-century material culture with a particular focus upon Virginia and the Mid-Atlantic.
  • Background in museum education.

To Apply – Please send a cover letter and resume to: kfox1@cwf.org
(Posted 11/13)

PT Special Events Coordinator, York County History Center, York

Summary:
The Special Events Coordinator is responsible for oversight and implementation of the York County History Center’s earned income (fundraising) two annual events – Art & Leisure Auction and History on the Half-Shell. Beyond coordinating program logistics, this position works in partnership with volunteer committees and is responsible for management of solicitations, budget tracking and follow up activities. This position may also assist with internal events such as exhibit openings, cultivation programs, member parties and similar functions as needed. This is a part-time position, with flexible schedule limited to approximately 20 hours per week.

Responsibilities:
Event Management for primary fundraising events
Work in collaboration with senior staff and board members to identify and recruit committee members
In coordination with volunteer leadership, schedule meetings, prepare agendas and minutes
Solicit donors, sponsors and vendors for cash gifts and in kind services
Utilizing staff and board members identify potential donors
Assign and monitor solicitations to committee and board members
Craft sponsorship materials
Coordinate all day-of event logistics including set up and tear down, maintaining contacts with vendors and deliveries
Collaborate with Marketing and Communications Department to advertise and promote events
Donor and Financial Record keeping:
Ensure appropriate acknowledgement letters are correct according to IRS guidelines and sent in a timely fashion
Build and maintain relationships with donors before and after events (moves management)
Utilize Raiser’s Edge to track proposals, enter gift information and write prospect notes
Establish budgets for events in coordination with Development Director and CFO
Track all event revenue and expenses
Effectively communicate financial goals to committees
Track all volunteer activity and in-kind services received
Communication:
Work with Director of Marketing and Communications to develop and write articles for CenterPiece, e-blast, event brochures and solicitation packages
Provide reports to Development Director for the Board of Directors meetings and monthly tracking of progress
Other: Performing other duties as required
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree, 2-5 years of fundraising experience and a successful track record in non-profit event and volunteer management. Excellent writing, verbal and interpersonal skills. Energetic motivator with the ability to work efficiently under changing environments. Must be skilled in the use of Microsoft Office. Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge and web development is a plus. Driver’s license, flexible schedule and the ability to lift or move materials up to 25lbs. required.
Please send cover letter and resume to: Terri Altland, Director of Development, York County History Center, 250 East Market Street, York, PA 17403 or email taltland@yorkhistorycenter.org
Closing date: until filled
(Posted 11/7)

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