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Director, External Affairs, The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh

The Director, External Affairs is responsible for project managing the work of the Communications, Publications and Digital departments of at The Andy Warhol Museum. This position reports to and partners closely with the Museum Director to ensure that the museum maintains its position as a digital content leader and that it is communicating effectively to the public. Encourages and models inter-departmental communication and actively identifies and increases efficiencies with museum workflow on a continual basis with a special emphasis on digital content. Motivates staff, provides and models effective project management skills. This position will function as a problem solver and facilitator for Communications, Publications and Digital departments while also suggesting larger content strategies.  Director, External Affairs will have a special responsibility to coordinate with the activities of The Pop District.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s degree is required.
  • 8-10 years of progressive work experience in a comparable setting is required, museum or production experience preferred.
  • Candidate should have managerial, planning, and digital media experience with a demonstrated ability to lead projects in an entrepreneurially-focused organization.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  • An understanding of mission-driven organizations is required, as is enthusiasm for and knowledge of the content areas represented by The Andy Warhol Museum.
  • Must demonstrate strong leadership, decision making, interpersonal, planning, and organizational skills; solid presentation, negotiation, problem solving, and meeting management skills.
  • Working knowledge of museum management principles and practices; supervisory experience, including techniques of planning and delegating work.
  • Demonstrated experience with budget development, analysis, and management.
  • Experience in digital production and/or distribution is essential.
  • Must show a commitment to diversity and inclusion as key strategies toward board-based institutional excellence, representing a range of perspectives, thoughts, and actions.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office software is required.
  • Experience with or capacity to learn digital editing, financial modeling, market research, data analysis and assessment tools is preferred.

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Functions as Executive Producer for digital content produced and delivered through the departments reporting to Director, External Affairs.
  • Project manages special projects as assigned by Director, ensuring integration into all museum departments and effective workflows. This will include but not be limited to coordination with The Pop District.
  • Supervises and works closely with direct reports to oversee and implement the museum’s communication and media strategy to enhance the museum’s contribution to the regional, national, and international community through print, media, and digital platforms. Manages Digital Engagement, Publication, and Marketing and Communication departments.
  • Coordinates with Museum Advancement and Community Engagement (ACE) department to ensure that sponsorship deliverables are understood and produced.
  • May perform other duties and responsibilities as directed.

To apply: please visit https://carnegiemuseums.org/opportunities/search-careers/

Questions can be directed to HRConnect@Carnegiemseums.org
(Posted 6/28)

Associate Director of Learning, The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh

The Associate Director of Learning for the Andy Warhol Museum is responsible for designing, developing, and managing K12 curriculum, online learning, and digital engagement initiatives. This position manages and teaches artist in school partnerships and professional development for teachers, as well as overseeing youth and community programs.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Master’s degree in Fine Arts, Art Education or Museum Studies with 5+ years of online development/digital publishing experience, preferably for an arts-related organization.
  • In-depth knowledge of art curriculum and regional and national standards in art education for K-12 and Higher Education.
  • In-depth knowledge of audio and video recording, as well as digital imaging and elearning software and tools such as Adobe Creative Suite, Adobe Captivate, Adobe Premier, and Vyond.
  • Experience with content management systems like WordPress and learning management systems like D2L: Brightspace or Schoology.
  • Excellent writing, communication, interpersonal and public speaking skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to supervise and evaluate projects and subordinates.
  • Practicing artist with studio and classroom teaching experience essential.
  • Knowledge of Andy Warhol, pop culture and contemporary social, artistic and cultural issues.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: 

  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills required.
  • Ability to multitask and manage multiple programs and staff required.
  • Must demonstrate creative and innovative teaching practices as well as strong public speaking skills.
  • The ability to work independently is crucial.


PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: This position requires working with large groups of learners in the museum, classroom, and community setting. Requires a valid driver’s license and the ability to transport 30-50lbs of program supplies to sites throughout the Pittsburgh region.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Design, implement and evaluate digital content and online curriculum for edu.warhol.org and other online distribution channels (YouTube, D2L, WordPress).
  • Identify and develop relationships with community partners to expand available resources (CMU’s CREATE Lab, Pittsburgh Kids & Creativity, Arts Education Collaborative).
  • Support efforts to secure grant funding for programmatic and technology-based initiatives.
  • Along with senior staff, develop and maintain relationships with teachers and school administrators with a focus on the Pittsburgh region as well as nationally and internationally to engage them in the ongoing development, evaluation and promotion and dissemination of school, community and teacher programs.
  • Write and prepare reports and grants related to technology-based initiatives and school and teacher programs in consultation with the Director of Learning and Public Engagement and the Director of Development.
  • Research and make presentations on Andy Warhol’s art and life, the museum’s collections and school and teacher programs and related issues in contemporary art and education practice.
  • Participate in the research, planning, development, and implementation of interpretation programs for special exhibitions, the permanent collection and the museum’s website, including new media and online learning.
  • Supervise and maintain partnerships with local colleges and universities with a focus on teaching and learning strategies.
  • Assists in the planning and implementation of all Learning and Public Engagement programs.
  • Other duties as assigned.

To apply: please visit https://carnegiemuseums.org/opportunities/search-careers/

Questions can be directed to HRConnect@Carnegiemseums.org
(Posted 6/28)

Director of Digital Engagement, The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh

The Director of Digital Engagement develops and manages a robust and forward-thinking digital presence for the Andy Warhol Museum (AWM), one that is continually evolving and changing, and which includes/adapts to emerging technologies. This position works collaboratively with all departments and manages external vendors to develop and produce content for various digital outlets including web, in-gallery interactive projects, and mobile apps. They cultivate relationships with local, national, and international technology providers, as well as peer institutions; and partner with AWM senior staff to define projects and develop creative solutions, while monitoring project goals, milestones and budget.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree and experience in computer science, interaction design, visual communication, instructional design or related field.
  • 5-7 years professional experience producing web-based and other multimedia in a team environment, in particular collaborating with content experts, editors, developers, preferably in a museum, entertainment, research, or educational setting.
  • Ability to do excellent research with little direction; excellent organizational and written communication skills; ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously in order to meet deadlines and user demands; ability to work cooperatively in a team environment with a wide variety of people.
  • Strong expertise and blend of skills in web, interactive, business administration, operations and marketing.
  • Master’s degree in interaction design, entertainment technology, or related field a plus.

Knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Thorough understanding of the changing technology field and production workflows in various digital media, including web, mobile, video, social media, video game, and more.
  • Familiarity with standard concepts, practices and procedures of user-centered design.
  • Usual office setting; extended contact with CRT/CPU; ability to work under pressure; pay attention to detail.
  • ASP, PHP, or similar server-side application languages, XHTML, CSS, Javascript, AJAX, XML, and other interactive media programming languages for prototyping purposes.
  • Experience managing teams producing in the above environments, advising best practices with an eye toward sustainability and scalability.
  • Experience producing table-less, XHTML, standards-compliant cross browser, and gracefully-degrading code
  • Experience developing interaction-design workflow documents as well as naive user testing or ‘play testing’ new digital projects.
  • Knowledge and demonstrated experience with cross-browser and cross-platform issues (IE, Firefox, Safari, etc.).
  • Experience working in a digital production/marketing environment.
  • Able to work with Adobe Creative Suite.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Develop and manage AWM web content management systems and digital platforms.
  • Develop and manage AWM digital strategies.
  • MAINTAIN DIGITAL ASSETS. Work with the IT department on planning for long-term storage, organization and preservation of digital assets. Collaborate with Rights Manager on policies for digitization and access of digital assets.
  • Campaign to further the mission of AWM, shouldering with museum leaders to craft innovative solutions that ensure a rewarding visitor experience Manage analytics across digital platforms and provide analysis via standard reporting tools.
  • In collaboration with various museum departments, developing policy and strategy for long-term digital engagement related to programming, marketing exhibitions, and education.
  • Develop and manage in-gallery interactive projects, usually in conjunction with special exhibitions.
  • Manage internal and external designers, developers, and contractors, while enforcing brand, style, and voice standards.
  • Function as final step in workflow process for content management systems.
  • Ensure web and digital media products follow AWM and Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh (CMP) branding and style guidelines.
  • Contribute to museum-wide and industry-wide discussions about the vision and goals of AWM’s digital presence and how this presence interacts with and supports AWM’s strategic plan.
  • Participate in conferences and other staff development opportunities to stay on top of developments in the field.
  • Manage AWM’s growing relationship with local universities, at times managing student teams and attending appropriate events.
  • Liaise between CMP, IT, and external vendors on communications issues pertinent to digital engagement as well as content management databases and collections databases when appropriate.
  • Meet regularly with colleagues in technology initiatives at other CMP museums to discuss best practices, problem-solve, and discover shared resources Serve when appropriate on museum, CMP and external task forces relevant to digital engagement issues.
  • Devise, implement and champion standards for digital accessibility and other best practices.
  • Evening and weekend hours will be required as needed.

To apply: please visit https://carnegiemuseums.org/opportunities/search-careers/

Questions can be directed to HRConnect@Carnegiemseums.org
(Posted 6/28)

Executive Director, Luzerne County Historical Society, Wilkes-Barre

The Luzerne County Historical Society seeks a visionary Executive Director to build on past successes and guide the organization to the next level.  Our mission is to preserve and promote the collective history and heritage of Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, which includes but is not limited to pioneer settlements of the mid-18th Century, a Revolutionary War battle, the legacy of anthracite coal mining and waves of change through the 20th century.

The Society owns and operates three historic properties: Bishop Memorial Library, Wilkes-Barre; Swetland Homestead, Wyoming; and Denison House, Forty Fort, Pennsylvania.  It also manages the Luzerne County Historical Society Museum, which is on the property of the Osterhout Free Library, Wilkes-Barre. The Society is a 501(c)(3) organization with an annual budget of $200,000 and $1.9 million in restricted trusts.

The LCHS is staffed by three full-time and one part-time employees with the support of 21 members of the board of Directors and approximately 500 members. 

The Executive Director of the Luzerne County Historical Society implements the policies and directives of the Board of Directors and provides leadership that enables the organization to create and administer effective services in alignment with the vision and mission of the society.

The Executive Director is expected to effectively manage financial and human resources through the application of strategic planning and budgeting processes, fundraising and financial development, volunteer and staff development, cost control, competent systems and processes, performance monitoring and reporting, and other appropriate resource enhancements.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

Required:  M.A. required in history, museum studies, public history, or related field or equivalent experience

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including public speaking
  • Ability to collaborate with Board in developing goals and objectives, motivate staff through teamwork, network within the community, and relate to diverse constituencies
  • Demonstrated knowledge of museum organization and collections management
  • Demonstrated knowledge of fundraising, grant writing and implementation, membership and donor development
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, MS Teams, and Quick Books, Social Media as well as a variety of online apps
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license, automobile insurance, and access to an automobile to perform program related duties

Desirable: Three (3) to 5 years of experience in non-profit management is preferred

  • Experience in strategic planning
  • Experience in fundraising or development capacity with measurable results
  • Knowledge of best practices in non-profit management
  • Two (2) to 3 years of experience supervising and managing staff and volunteers

Responsibilities:

 Governance:  Work with the Board, staff and stakeholders to develop a vision for the future of the Society and create and implement a strategic plan

Financial:  Provide for a strong fundraising and development program which builds upon fundraising efforts through the Annual Appeal, grant writing, major gifts, and special events. Work with the Treasurer to develop the annual budget and effectively manage the organization’s resources 

Program:  Oversee the day-to-day operation of Society including hours of operation 

Human Resource Administration: Recruit, interview, hire, orient, supervise, evaluate, and as necessary terminate staff

Marketing and Public Relations: Build relationships with local cultural and historical organizations, media, the education community and governmental entities to promote the Society and its mission in the community

Salary:  $45,000 – $60.000

Benefits:  Rent-free housing on the property of the Swetland Homestead (Hancock House) with site-supervision responsibilities; assistance with health insurance; and professional dues including required membership in the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP).

A full job description is available at https://luzernehistory.org/career-opportunities/

Please submit resume no later than July 11, 2022 to: 
Stephen B. Killian, Esq.
575 Pierce Street
Suite 303
Kingston, PA  18704
SBK1one@gmail.com
(Posted 6/24)

Fiscal Management Specialist, Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg

The Bureau of Management Services is reposting the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission’s Agency Fiscal Officer vacancy. This position is being posted as both a Fiscal Management Specialist 2 and Fiscal Management Specialist 3. You can find the links below. All applications must be submitted by the posting deadline of July 7, 2022. The posting deadline may be extended.

Fiscal Management Specialist 2

External: Fiscal Officer (Fiscal Management Specialist 2) | Job Details tab | Career Pages (governmentjobs.com)

Fiscal Management Specialist 3

External: Fiscal Officer (Fiscal Management Specialist 3) | Job Details tab | Career Pages (governmentjobs.com)
(Posted 6/23)

Chief of Operations, State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg

Please see the job posting links below for our Chief of Operations vacancy at the State Museum of Pennsylvania. All applications must be submitted online by the posting closing date of July 5, 2022.

External: Chief of Operations (Facility Operations Manager 2) | Job Details tab | Career Pages (governmentjobs.com)
(Posted 6/23)

Museum Director, The State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg

We are seeking a forward-thinking, strategic Museum Director to lead the redesign of the State Museum of Pennsylvania and its exhibits while also managing daily operations. The $50M renovation will offer visitors a dynamic museum experience that serves a broad audience across the state with over 93K patrons each year. With 160,000 sf of gallery space, an operating budget of over $5 million, and a complement of 52 positions encompassing a variety of educator, curatorial, and skilled-trades professionals, the Museum Director will be the public face of the commonwealth’s official history museum promoting Pennsylvania history, elevating the State Museum’s visibility, and strengthening its public impact with audiences.  Apply today! 

DESCRIPTION OF WORK:

This position is the Director of the Bureau of The State Museum, a professional museum administrator position reporting to the Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.  With 160,000 sf of gallery space, the museum shares Pennsylvania’s rich natural and cultural history through its permanent and changing exhibits, programs, and collections.

The Bureau Director is responsible for the direction, development, and promotion of The State Museum of Pennsylvania; supervision of all museum professionals, support, and volunteer staff; operation of statewide programs including audio-visual exhibitions, security, and field archaeology programs; and the Registrar’s office- including collection, packing and shipping, and digitization.  The Bureau Director operates under the Museum’s Statement of Purpose and in alignment with the agency’s strategic plan to achieve designated goals and objectives and to provide high quality services to the public. 

Interested in learning more? Additional details regarding this position can be found in the Position Description

Work Schedule and Additional Information:

  • Full-time employment.
  • Work hours are 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday – Friday, with 60-minute lunch.
  • Telework: You may have the opportunity to work from home (telework) part-time up to one day a week. In order to telework, you must have a securely configured high-speed internet connection. If you are unable to telework, you will have the option to report to the headquarters office in Harrisburg.
  • Salary: In some cases, the starting salary may be non-negotiable.
  • You will receive further communication regarding this position via email. Check your email, including spam/junk folders, for these notices.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE, TRAINING & ELIGIBILITY:

QUALIFICATIONS

Minimum Experience and Training Requirements:

  • Five years of administrative experience in directing a museum or historic site; or
  • Five years of professional museum supervisory curatorial experience; or
  • Any equivalent combination of experience and training.

Additional Requirements: 

  • You must be able to perform essential job functions.
  • Knowledge of AAM (American Alliance of Museums) standards and Practices
  • Budget experience commensurate with running a facility the size and stature of the State Museum of Pennsylvania
  • Experience overseeing exhibit and museum programming development

Legal Requirements: 

  • This position falls under the provisions of the Child Protective Services Law.
    • Under the Law, a conditional offer of employment will require submission and approval of satisfactory criminal history reports including, but not limited to, PA State Police clearance, PA Child Abuse history clearance, and FBI Fingerprint clearance.

How to Apply: 

  • Resumes, cover letters, and similar documents will not be reviewed, and the information contained therein will not be considered for the purposes of determining your eligibility for the position. Information to support your eligibility for the position must be provided on the application (i.e., relevant, detailed experience/education).
  • Your application must include a cover letter and resume. 
  • If you are claiming education in your answers to the supplemental application questions, you must attach a copy of your college transcripts for your claim to be accepted toward meeting the minimum requirements. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.
  • Failure to comply with the above application requirements may eliminate you from consideration for this position. 

Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS): 

  • 711 (hearing and speech disabilities or other individuals).

The Commonwealth is an equal employment opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workforce. The Commonwealth values inclusion as we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most qualified people to serve the citizens of Pennsylvania. The Commonwealth does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, ancestry, union membership, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, AIDS or HIV status, disability, or any other categories protected by applicable federal or state law. All diverse candidates are encouraged to apply. 

Please click here for more information and to apply.
(Posted 6/18)

Interpretive Planner, The Penn Museum, Philadelphia

Responsibilities/Duties: The Interpretive Planner researches, develops content, creates outlines for, and writes exhibition- and gallery-related collateral, including text panels, labels, audio and video scripts, multimedia content and other elements as required by project. In close collaboration with curators, content experts, researchers, and collections managers, this position serves as the primary contact for individual project teams. The position is responsible for working with the Head of Exhibitions to initiate the project schedule, establish milestone dates and deadlines for projects, as well as leading all content development meetings. The Interpretive Planner is responsible for writing labels for object removals and change-outs throughout the Museum and manages the exhibition content. This position will also collaborate with external content developers, writers, multimedia and design fi rms as well as internal team members, including designers, preparators, conservators, collections managers and registrars. They will work with appropriate parties to design and conduct visitor studies and exhibit evaluation as needed. They are responsible for the purchase and procurement of content, including rights and reproduction for exhibition content. Finally, this position will mentor undergraduate and graduate students through the process of creating exhibitions regularly.

Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Art History, Archaeology, Anthropology, Museum Studies, Creative Writing, or related fi eld required, Masters preferred, with 3-5 years experience or equivalent combination of education and experience required. Experience in research tactics and demonstrated experience in developing content and excellence in writing and editing exhibition text, in a wide array of voices, for a wide range of audiences is essential. An understanding of informal learning strategies is helpful. Familiarity with cutting-edge interpretive and interactive approaches to museum exhibition practice is necessary. Understanding of the special needs associated with displaying museum objects and appreciation of the sensitivities involved. Ability to work collaboratively and use Microsoft Office suites is essential.

Salary range: $37221-$56,087

Please click here to apply: https://wd1.myworkdaysite.com/en-US/recruiting/upenn/careers-at-penn/job/Interpretive-Planner_JR00053706
(Posted 6/18)

Curatorial Assistant, Stenton, Philadelphia

Stenton (www.stenton.org), a historic house museum and National Historic Landmark located in northwest Philadelphia, is seeking a Curatorial Assistant to serve in a two-year term position that will primarily support a cataloguing project, resulting in an edited and enhanced, publicly accessible, and searchable database of the museum collections. The successful candidate will work under the mentorship and supervision of Stenton’s Curator and assist with the management of the site’s outstanding collections, including decorative and fine arts, archaeological artifacts, buildings, and landscape. Partial funding for the position is provided by the Colonial Dames of America, Chapter II. Stenton is administered by The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. 

This is a full-time (32.5 hours per week) 2-year term position. The starting salary is $37,500 and includes health and retirement plans, annual and sick leave, the possibility of flexible scheduling, and other benefits.

SPECIFIC DUTIES INCLUDE:

  1. Work closely with the Curator to update Stenton’s collections catalogue, currently housed in a PastPerfect database. Assist with the review and revising of records, integrating multimedia research files and updating photography, incorporating new records of loans, gifts, and archaeological artifacts.
  2. Transition the collection to a new online and publicly accessible database.
  3. Work with Stenton staff and consultants to create a virtual exhibit that connects the objects in the collection to the stories of the entire community of people who lived and labored at Stenton.
  4. Support the Curator in all issues related to collections, including care and conservation of collections, buildings and grounds, planned growth of the collections, and loans and deaccessioning, in coordination with the Collections Committee.
  5. Assists the Curator in planning and implementing programs and interpretive activities related to Stenton’s exhibits and collections.
  6. Provides support for museum programs and operations, as needed.

REQUIREMENTS/QUALIFICATIONS

The ideal candidate will be a recent Master’s or Ph.D. graduate or emerging professional with a strong background in 18th-century American history and/or material culture, and an interest in pursuing a career as a curator or in a related field. Candidate must have excellent computer skills and ideally has experience with collections management databases. The ideal candidate is attentive to detail, highly motivated, and enthusiastic. Experience with website development/maintenance is desired but not required.  Occasional weekend/evening work may be required.

Salary: $37,500

Please submit a cover letter explaining your interest in the position, resume or C.V., and 3 references to dennis.pickeral@stenton.org and laura.keim@stenton.org with the subject line:  Curatorial Assistant.  Position closes June 30, starting date is negotiable.
(Posted 6/18)

Executive Director, Historic Sugartown, Malvern

The mission of Historic Sugartown, Inc. is to inspire the community to engage with the past through authentic 19th-century experiences, participate in the village’s present life and protect it for the future.

Founded in 1982 to preserve the 1800’s rural crossroads village of Sugartown, Historic Sugartown stewards 11 structures and 9.2 acres located within the Sugartown National Register District in Malvern, Chester County, PA. Historic Sugartown’s collections interpret 19th-century rural village community life in Pennsylvania and early American craftsmanship including domestic, industrial and agricultural artifacts as well as decorative pieces. HSI also stewards collections owned by the Chester County History Center (CCHC) that support HSI’s interpretive programs and exhibits.

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

Requirements

Education:       Relevant bachelor’s or master’s degree.

Experience:     Minimum 5 years nonprofit leadership and management experience;

Cultural, historical or preservation experience preferred;

Ability to lead staff, contractors 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 and Google Suite; Quickbooks knowledge a plus.

Competitive salary, schedule flexibility and attractive benefits; some nights and weekends required.

Historic Sugartown, Inc., is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization that does not discriminate.

Submit resume and brief cover letter to info@historicsugartown.org; learn more at historicsugartown.org.

Executive Director, Historic Sugartown: Responsibility Details

Priorities

● Broaden visibility, increase community outreach and build awareness of programs/events based on Strategic Plan approved by Board of Directors in 2021.

● Continue and expand educational programming.

● Expand pipeline of individual and institutional gifts as well as grants.

Mission-Focus

Programs & Events: oversee the development and coordination of seasonal programs, tours, workshops and events.

Collections Management: oversee the care and protection of the collections.

Buildings/Facilities Management: oversee project prioritization and regular maintenance.

Management

Personnel: lead full-time and part-time staff as well as independent contractors, volunteers and other resources; coordinate with local groups such as the Boy Scouts, Phelps School 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.

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.

Real Estate Rentals: coordinate 2 residential rentals and 5 office rental spaces.

Community Outreach: maintain collaborative relationships with other historical/cultural organizations, regional nonprofits and the business community.

Event Rentals: coordinate rental agreements for short-term and long-term event rentals.

Marketing: oversee Sugartown brand, website, advertising, social media, etc.

Salary Range: $65,000-$68500
(Posted 6/18)

Manager of School Programs and Creative Resources, The James A. Michener Art Museum, Doylestown

The James A. Michener Art Museum seeks a Manager of School Programs and Creative Resources to join the department of Public Engagement. This individual will help to put the Museum on the map as a fun and engaging place for students and families to learn about and engage with art.

The James A. Michener Art Museum was founded in 1988 as an independent, non-profit cultural institution dedicated to preserving, interpreting, and exhibiting the art and cultural heritage of the Bucks County region. The Museum is named for Doylestown’s most famous son, the Pulitzer-Prize winning writer, James A. Michener who first dreamed of a regional art museum in the early 1960s. The Museum is housed in the former Bucks County Prison and has evolved from a modest facility with a locally derived mission to an AAM accredited museum with a broad vision. A solid collection of Pennsylvania Impressionist paintings, special exhibitions showcasing a wide range of historical and contemporary work, as well as educational and public programs, attract visitors from around the world.

Job Summary:

Supports the Museum mission of providing a range of diverse educational programs that develop a lifelong involvement in the arts by overseeing and administering of a suite of programs for school audiences such as tours, multi-visit programs, professional development opportunities for teachers and managing our online and onsite creative learning resources.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Create a comprehensive plan for school programs.
  • In partnership with other Learning and Engagement staff, manage the docent program ensuring training meets the needs of school tours.
  • Lead the development of collections-based curriculum for school single and multi-visit programs.
  • Maintain awareness of national and state curriculum standards and regional and district goals and trends.
  • Connect with educators around Bucks County to ensure the Michener’s programs and resources are current and fulfill their needs.
  • Keep abreast of teaching and learning research and scholarship, national trends in education, and best practices in museum education, including formal and informal learning.
  • Develop and maintain the creative resources for the Family Education Center.
  • Develop and maintain online resources for schools and families.
  • Additional duties as assigned.

Secondary Functions:

  • Collaborate with the Director of Public Engagement and the Director of Marketing and Communications to assist with school and community program marketing plans.
  • Collaborate with the Director of Public Engagement and the Chief Development Officer to assist with grant applications/proposals to fund programs as well as providing necessary documentation or reports.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • BA in Education or related field with preference given to qualifications in art-based education. Advanced degree in Museum Studies, Education or related field an advantage.
  • Ability to nurture existing partnerships and cultivate new partnerships with teachers and school district administrators.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and evident enthusiasm for the arts and ability to communicate that enthusiasm in an engaging, professional manner.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills.
  • Ability to work independently and use critical decision-making skills, as well as working harmoniously with team members.
  • First aid, CPR and AED certified or willingness to become certified.
  • managerial or supervisory: 1 year (Required)

Physical requirements:

  • Periodically move throughout Museum facilities
  • Ability to ascend and descend stairs
  • Frequent use of multiple art equipment and applications

Evening and weekend hours are required.

Salary range: $50-56K

Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, and summary of 3-5 programs you have planned/presented to jobs@michenerartmuseum.org.  Applicant review will continue until the position is filled. Please indicate your last name and “Manager of School Programs” in the subject line. No phone calls, please. We will respond to those candidates whose qualifications are best aligned with the components of this job description.

The James A. Michener Art Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
(Posted 6/18)

Manager of Operations & Visitor Services, The Moonshot Museum, Pittsburgh

SUMMARY / OBJECTIVE:
The Moonshot Museum seeks an innovative and entrepreneurial Manager of Operations & Visitor Services to support the development and execution of daily operations, logistics, and revenue streams for the Moonshot Museum. The Museum, located in Pittsburgh, PA, will open in Fall 2022 as Pennsylvania’s first-ever space museum and the only museum on the planet with a core focus on career readiness for the 21st century space industry. Moonshot Museum invites visitors to connect with the vast potential of the new space economy with the mission of inspiring them to find their place in the future of space exploration. The Manager of Operations & Visitor Services is a self-starter who will have the exciting and challenging task of building the operational framework for a museum encompassing approximately 3,000 square feet with expected annual attendance of between 50,000-70,000 visitors.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Daily Operations & Visitor Services (80%)
• Ahead of Moonshot Museum’s opening in Fall 2022, works collaboratively to build internal daily operations systems including but not limited to visitor services and ticketing, daily financial settlement, scheduling tours and group visitors, public inquiries, and opening / closing workflows.
• Recommends and executes iterations and improvements for all aspects of daily operations at this new museum, growing its initial operations from concept to reality and driving a culture of continuous improvement in visitor experience and efficiency.
• Works to ensure simple and efficient Museum ticketing and Museum shop user experience and recommends improvements to Moonshot Museum’s point of sale systems.
• Develops and enforces policies around daily cash handling procedures and ensures integrity in cash handling.
• In coordination with the Executive Director and Manager of Learning & Programs, addresses visitor and staff issues on the Museum floor, including deescalating visitor issues and engaging with visitors from a wide range of backgrounds.
• Monitors the Museum’s cleaning schedule and ensures compliance with Museum cleaning protocols.
• Supports the Museum’s volunteer program in coordination with the Manager of Learning & Programs and the Executive Director, sharing responsibility for scheduling, recruitment, enrichment, and onsite supervision of a total volunteer corps of around 20 individuals.
• Supports the Executive Director in managing Moonshot Museum’s website at moonshotmuseum.org, handling general website updates in a WordPress CMS and making recommendations on how the Museum can improve its website in collaboration with Museum staff and external vendors.
• Sets a standard for the highest levels of visitor and customer service, creating a welcoming front of house and general operational environment for every visitor to Moonshot Museum.
• Works in collaboration with the Executive Director and Manager of Learning & Programs to train staff and volunteers in best / emerging practice in working with visitors and responsible for maintaining this culture of access and continuous improvement in the Museum.

Merchandise & Retail (10%)
• Directs the Museum’s limited retail operation, including an online store and a small onsite museum store, sourcing merchandise, tracking inventory, and growing this revenue line in coordination with the Executive Director.

Reporting & Data (5%)
• Collects visitor feedback and coordinates responses to feedback in collaboration with the Executive Director and Manager of Learning & Programs, leveraging their proximity to visitors to ensure a responsive and visitor-focused organization.
• Develops and regularly builds reports on Museum attendance, revenue, and retail in coordination with the Executive Director.

Emergency & Safety Protocols (5%)
• Monitors visitor activity to ensure safety and adherence to all visitor and safety protocols.
• Ahead of Moonshot Museum’s opening, develops policies and procedures relating to safety and emergencies, including but not limited to active shooter, fire, accident reporting, natural disaster, and Code Adam protocols. Following opening, works in coordination with the Executive Director to maintain staff and volunteer training on these policies.

OTHER DUTIES:
• This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for their job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change and evolve at any time.

REPORTING:
• The Manager of Operations & Visitor Services reports to the Executive Director and will be a core player on the leadership team responsible for opening the Moonshot Museum to the public in Fall 2022.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:
• As a brand-new position with an entirely new nonprofit museum, the Manager of Operations & Visitor Services will not initially have any direct supervisory responsibilities of paid staff. However, this position will supervise volunteers and interns alongside the Manager of Learning & Programs and the Executive Director. As the Moonshot Museum team grows, expanded supervisory responsibilities are entirely possible.

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:
• Strong people and project management skills; experience in coordinating simultaneous projects in a fast-paced environment.
• Creative problem solver and strategic thinker.
• Highly detail oriented.
• Passionate about the Moonshot Museum mission.
• Customer service focused.
• An entrepreneurial spirit and comfort with ambiguity in a non-traditional museum setting. This position will play a key role in supporting the simultaneous building and execution of Moonshot Museum’s operations, and internal structures ahead of and following its opening in Fall 2022.
• The ability to interact and communicate with a variety of audiences, especially middle and high schoolers, in a professional and engaging manner. Empathy and emotional intelligence are critical skills in this role.
• Demonstrated understanding of best / emerging practices in museum, retail, or sales operations and comfort learning more about the contemporary space industry.
• Participation in marketing, business, museum studies, communications, or related fields’ communities of practice.
• A commitment to diversity, equity, access, and inclusion.
• Demonstrated experience and ability to work collaboratively without close supervision and within tight deadlines.
• Ability to balance collaborative and autonomous approaches to working.
• Extremely strong writing and communication skills, with attention to detail in the written word.
• Prior cash handling experience and knowledge of POS systems.
• Ability to be a role model for customer service and demonstrate flexibility in a fast-paced environment where demands often change.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
• Undergraduate degree in marketing, business, museum studies, communications, or related fields OR an equivalent array of professional experience.
• Three years demonstrated professional experience and progressive responsibility in public facing operations, sales, retail, or museum roles.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
• Satisfactory PA State Police Criminal Record Check and Child Abuse History Certification.
• Satisfactory FBI Criminal Record check.
• Satisfactory professional references check.
• Valid Driver’s License and ability to pass Department of Motor Vehicles check.
• Willingness to relocate to Pittsburgh, PA.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS / WORK ENVIRONMENT:
• The Manager of Operations & Visitor Services is initially a hybrid onsite / offsite position, primarily working from home during Moonshot Museum’s development and construction and transitioning to full-time onsite work in Fall 2022.
• Ability to work in fast-paced, highly-sensory, stimulating work environment due to constant interaction with other staff and visitors, including children.
• Ability to remain in a stationary position for long periods, move up to 50 lbs., and position self to interact with visitors inside the Museum space.

POSITION TYPE / EXPECTED HOURS OF WORK:
• The Manager of Operations & Visitor Services is an exempt, full-time position overseeing daily operations of the Museum. Candidates must be comfortable and prepared to work weekends. Availability on evenings and holidays will also sometimes be required.

COMPENSATION:
• The salary for the Manager of Operations & Visitor Services is $50,000 per year.
• 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.

APPLICATION PROCESS:
• Please submit a resume and cover letter via email to Sam Moore, Executive Director, at sam.moore@moonshotmuseum.org with the subject line Manager of Operations & Visitor Services. In your cover letter, please address the following prompts alongside any other information you would like to share about your qualifications for the role: Why are you interested in working in a public-facing role? / How does space inspire you? / What is your favorite depiction of space in popular culture, including but not limited to film, television, museum experiences, music, art, or literature? / Why does joining a brand-new, startup museum interest you?
• 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 sam.moore@moonshotmuseum.org.

Non-Discrimination Statement:

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.
(Posted 6/13)

Rental Event Host, 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 Rental Event Host is a customer-focused position that must ensure that all clients have a memorable experience, free of operational and customer service issues, that truly delivers on the brand promise to welcome and inspire guests and experience genuine hospitality. This position will also be responsible for ensuring the client’s needs have exceeded during the event. As well as, to create a fun, positive, inclusive team environment for all staff members and guests.

Position Requirements
• Proven success working at a sophisticated event venue that has a focus on delivering a world class visitor experience

Please visit our Careers page at https://www.fi.edu/join-our-team/job-openings or contact employment@fi.edu (please indicate the position for which you are applying in the subject line). 

The Franklin Institute is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability or protected veteran status.
(Posted 6/13)

Communications Manager, Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
1) Sustain visibility and awareness of Woodmere and all its programs, exhibitions, and education activities, with the goals of increasing attendance, deepening audience participation, and expanding public interest and support. 
2)  Maintain a strong brand and graphic identity while coordinating and creating the content for advertising, signage, digital materials and collateral materials.
3) Build a strategic communications plan, coordinating with the broader goals and plans of the Museum.
4) Manage Woodmere’s relationship with its external consultants; prepare materials and press kits for the media, serve as in-house liaison with members of the press.
5) Serve as in-house webmaster and manage Woodmere’s website, e-newsletters, and other digital media presence. 
6) Participate in community-based and citywide partnerships, representing Woodmere on committees and boards. Lead Woodmere’s participation in community-wide festivals, such as the annual Fall-for-the Arts festival on Germantown Avenue in Chestnut Hill. 
7) Lead Woodmere’s staff and board in communications while contributing to a “team-based” staff culture. Attend museum events in the evenings and on weekends as necessary in order to lead in the activities that help the museum understand its audience and community. 

Qualifications: 
•    Experience in cultural institutions communications or other not-for-profit organizations
•    Strong writing, editorial, and digital-media skills.
•    Team player who supports colleagues and contributes to a positive culture. 
•    Ability to coordinate, manage and prioritize multiple projects and tasks 
•    Motivated self-starter who enjoys engaging directly with the diversity of Woodmere’s growing community. 
•    Graphic design experience a plus

Woodmere Art Museum values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity to all persons, regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status and any other status protected by law.

Salary range: $40-50K

To apply, send an email with cover letter and resume to careers@woodmereartmuseum.org. Please indicate the position in subject line.
(Posted 6/13)

Manager of Finance and Accounting, The Senator John Heinz History Center, Pittsburgh

About the Senator John Heinz History Center
From the pre-revolutionary drama of the French & Indian War to the legendary match-ups of the Super Steelers, discover 250 years of Pittsburgh history at the Senator John Heinz History Center. An affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, the History Center is the largest history museum in Pennsylvania with six floors of long-term and changing exhibition space. The History Center’s museum system includes the Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum, a dynamic museum-within-a-museum; the Fort Pitt Museum in Point State Park; and Meadowcroft Rockshelter & Historic Village, a National Historic Landmark located in Avella, Pa. in Washington County.  The History Center presents the most compelling stories from American history with a Western Pennsylvania connection, all in an interactive environment perfect for visitors of every age.

Job Posting
The Heinz History Center is currently seeking a Manager of Finance and Accounting.  The Manager of Finance and Accounting is responsible for the accounting operations of the organization, including the production of monthly financial and endowment reports, maintenance of an adequate system of accounting records and a comprehensive set of daily procedures and controls to ensure that reported results comply with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP),  management of the annual audit, regular tax filings, and other compliance reporting submissions, and development of the annual budget.
This is a full-time, Department Head level position reporting to the Vice President for Operations and Chief Financial Officer.  Position will supervise and lead two accounting staff team members.

The primary responsibilities of the Manager of Finance and Accounting include:

  •  Overseeing the accounting process, including the performance and review of journal entries, reconciliations, and monthly/periodic financial analysis.   
  • Developing consolidated monthly reports on the History Center’s financial position and the related statements of income and expenses, as well as periodic departmental statements for review against budget.
  • Preparing financial records according to generally accepted accounting principles for independent audit review and leading the coordination with external auditors, as well as the efforts related to required tax filings and other reports/submissions required by regulatory agencies.                          
  • Ensuring procedures and systems necessary to maintain adequate controls, systems, and records are operating effectively and recommends policy changes when necessary to seek efficiencies or alignment with best practices for processes and procedures and/or to improve compliance posture.    
Qualifications

The successful candidate must have the following credentials:
•    Bachelor’s Degree in business/accounting; CPA or MBA is a plus.  
•    Minimum of five years accounting experience.
•    Ability to work effectively and accurately on multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment.
•    The successful candidate will be required to prove that they have received the COVID-19 vaccine.

Why Work at the History Center?
•    Rewarding, mission-driven work that makes an impact in the community!
•    Dynamic workplace located in Pittsburgh’s historic Strip District
•    Flexible work schedule
•    Full benefits package including medical, dental, and vision insurance
•    403(B) retirement plan
•    Paid time off 
•    Nine (9) paid holidays
•    Company paid life insurance / LTD
•    Discounts in the Museum Shop and Cafe

Interested applicants may apply in the following ways:

  • E-mail your letter of interest with attached resume to Renee Falbo, director of human resources, at hr@heinzhistorycenter.org.
  • Send a cover letter of interest with a resume via traditional mail to:

Renee Falbo, Director of Human Resources
Senator John Heinz History Center
1212 Smallman Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

  • Fax your letter of interest and resume to 412-454-6358.

It is the policy of the History Center to practice equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, age, religious creed, national origin, sex, non-job related mental and/or physically challenged, or status as a Vietnam Era or Disabled Veteran, except in those instances where a bona fide occupational qualification exists. Further, the History Center will make reasonable accommodations with respect to non-job related disabilities or disabilities for otherwise qualified applicants. Minorities are encouraged to apply.
(Posted 6/3)

Designer, Creative 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 Franklin Institute – one of America’s most celebrated museums – is seeking a Designer to join our in-house Creative Services team.

This role works with various departments, executing projects in alignment with the visual identity and brand standards of The Franklin Institute. The designer will coordinate with other departments in the approval process of all assigned projects and is responsible to produce an on-time, on-budget, high quality product.

The designer will work in a fast-paced environment and will be part of a small design team, which is part of the larger Experiences and Business Development department. The Designer, Creative Services will also be responsible for:

  • Design and implementation of various mediums (Examples include print/digital advertising, annual reports, large format signage, activity sheets, event collateral, flyers, environmental design, banners, brochures, postcards, invitations, digital signage, presentations, booklets, etc.)
  • Responsible for all phases of a project including estimating, design, production, purchasing, proofing, and archiving.
  • Participation in creative team brainstorming (Examples include messaging and design for special exhibit marketing, Heritage Month events, Science After Hours events, etc.)
  • Develop and produce animations for digital advertising.
  • Assist in the content management of dynamic digital signage including the maintenance of messaging and templates to ensure accurate information is on display throughout the museum.
  • Assist in repair and replacement of graphics in exhibitions as assigned.
  • Communicate and coordinate effectively with museum colleagues and vendor contacts.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Position Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in graphic design
  • Minimum of 2-4 years of relevant print and digital experience required
  • Strong portfolio showing a range of print and digital projects
  • Portfolio should show examples of client work based on a creative brief and be able to explain process and impact of the work.
  • Knowledge and experience of both 2D and 3D graphic design
  • Strong knowledge and experience in print production
  • Expert knowledge of Mac environment and Adobe Creative Cloud –
  • Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, & Acrobat
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office/Excel/PowerPoint
  • Experience with motion graphics/After Effects preferred
  • Copywriting experience a plus
  • Illustration experience a plus
  • Strong design skills with an ability to produce effective communication materials.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, organization and time management skills with efficiency in fast-paced and collaborative environment
  • The designer should assume an autonomous way of working with minimum supervision and must be able to work both collaboratively and independently as necessary
  • Must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Fully vaccinated is defined as at least two weeks after your final dose. Medical and religious exemptions will apply.

Status:

Full-time, 37.5 hours per week, Monday – Friday (8:45 AM – 5:15 PM)

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.

To Apply: Please submit your cover letter, resume and portfolio to employment@fi.edu.  

The Franklin Institute is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability or protected veteran status.
(Posted 6/3)

Public Programs Manager, The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, Philadelphia

About the Academy 

The Academy of Natural Sciences was founded in 1812 for “the encouragement and cultivation of the sciences”.  Since then, it has sponsored global expeditions, conducted pioneering environmental and systematics research, and amassed remarkable collections containing more than 18 million specimens from around the world and a peerless library and archive. Since 2011 its academic enterprise has been further strengthened through its affiliation with nearby Drexel University – a leading private non-profit research institution that focusses on innovation and entrepreneurship and provides a unique cooperative education program for its undergraduate and graduate degree students.   

Today the Academy is one of the most important natural science institutions in the world. However, the world is changing fast and the Academy – directed by its Strategic Plan 2019-24 – is changing with it.  Over the next five years the Academy will become a “force for nature” and advance its mission: “to understand the natural world and inspire everyone to care for it”. In so doing the Academy will build on its fundamental belief that diversity and inclusion generates better ideas, inspires creativity, and is essential to building a positive workplace so that in time it can become an institution that is of, by and for all Philadelphians. 

Job Summary

The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University is seeking a passionate, creative, and experienced creator of public programs to lead the development and management of programs for intergenerational audiences with a special focus on adult offerings. Reporting to the Senior Director for Creative Development and Partnerships and working in alignment and collaboration with colleagues developing public offerings within the Experiences and Engagement and Community Learning Divisions as well as other internal and external partners, the Public Programs Manager produces and presents a wide range of public experiences. Drawing upon an interdisciplinary approach they will research, conceptualize, develop, and facilitate a dynamic range of programs on and offsite including public conversation forums, evening events, film festivals, workshops, field excursions and more.

The ideal candidate should be a natural leader with some management experience, and a creative yet organized style of working. They should be passionate about the importance of instilling a sense of wonder, and curiosity for the natural world among the Academy’s diverse publics. They should be equally compelled by the importance of co-creation and developing dynamic forums to discuss the most challenging environmental issues of our time—climate change, biodiversity loss, etcetera—in the full complexity of their cultural, social, and political dimensions.  The Manager will develop compelling programs with external partners and represent the Academy to public audiences so should have a natural ability to collaborate, as well as to facilitate public conversations.

The Public Programs Manager reports to the Senior Director of Creative Development and Partnerships in the Experience and Engagement Division.

Essential Functions

Producing and presenting an annual suite of public programs including an evening series and the Academy Town Square series.

Developing and presenting program series tied to exhibition themes.

Co-producing festivals and other events with Experience and Engagement and Community Learning colleagues.

Working with Marketing and Communications in the timely delivery of creative briefs and program descriptions; as well as to develop publicity, press and social media posts; and to represent programs to the press and media.

Contributing research and writing to grant proposals.

Developing contracts and agreements with external program partners.

Developing and maintaining the annual public programs budget.

Creating reports and analysis on programs.

Working effectively with internal partners to deliver programs successfully.

Recruiting, training, and supervising staff, interns, volunteers, Drexel co-ops, and contracted specialists.

Representing the museum in a professional manner, locally and regionally, and making appropriate contributions to the field.

Demonstrating outstanding program facilitation and engaging visitor interaction.

Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in the Arts, Sciences, History of Science, Film, Environmental Journalism, or Ecology preferred.

3-5 years of experience developing public programs in informal public learning environments preferably with a focus on natural science, ecology, or the environment and in in-person and virtual settings.

2 years of experience managing others, preferably in cultural organizations.

Demonstrated planning skills in the delivery of programs for the public

Highly collaborative and experienced in working on project teams as well as with Marketing and Communication teams

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

History contributing to grant writing

Ability to interact the public professionally and work well with people of all ages and abilities

Experienced in public speaking and facilitation with outstanding communication skills

Demonstrated experience in training others to facilitate programs

Demonstrated experience in recruiting and hiring full time, and part time, and   to deliver programs, and the training and management of those teams

Dependable; reliable attendance, including some nights and weekends and flexibility to work some special events

Organized and able to manage multiple projects simultaneously

Computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. Experience or ability to learn specialized reporting software

Available evenings and weekends

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree preferred

Strong background and/or interest in the natural sciences

Physical Demands

Typically sitting at a desk/table

Typically standing, walking

Lifting demands ≤ 25lbs

Typically bending, crouching, stooping

Additional Information

This position is classified as Exempt with a salary grade of J. For more information regarding Drexel’s Professional Staff salary structure, https://drexel.edu/hr/career/ducomp/salstructure/

Special Instructions to the Applicant

Please make sure you upload your CV/resume and cover letter when submitting your application.

Review of applicants will begin once a suitable candidate pool is identified.

Apply on Drexel Website: http://careers.drexel.edu/cw/en-us/job/498607
(Posted 6/3)

Director of Museum Learning, Please Touch Museum, Philadelphia

Position Summary:

Director of Museum Learning (Director) is responsible for developing the strategy and implementing the plan for Please Touch Museum’s educational programming.  Reporting to the Chief Learning Officer, the Director will oversee a team of managers, coordinators, and educators who deliver studio, gallery, and performing arts programs across all content areas to children, families, and schools. The Director will work closely in developing learning experiences and programs that connect to the strategy for all exhibits, both temporary and permanent. The Director will work closely with the Development team to provide background and other relevant information related to grant proposals and reports and participate in determining the contributed revenue plan for the Museum as related to Museum Learning initiatives.

The individual will work to support the Museum’s goal to be a leading 21st century children’s museum providing the highest quality in educational programming and guest experiences.  The Director will demonstrate an appreciation of the interface of content rich learning through play experiences as part of the experience that all visitors to PTM expect and deserve. The Director will work closely with all Museum departments on the communication and promotion of Museum Learning programs and initiatives.

Essential Functions:

  • Advocates for the Museum’s educational philosophy and incorporates it into all museum experiences and educational programming.
  • Oversees the development of all educational programs.
  • Leads department staff who develop and deliver programs to visitors to ensure the highest quality standards in program delivery. The team is comprised of full-time managers, coordinators, and educators.
  • Creates and expands innovative informal and formal learning initiatives for children of all socio-economic levels, both in and outside the Museum.
  • Oversees job-specific training for Learning staff to ensure that staff maintain excellent visitor service standards and adhere to Museum policies, systems and procedures and use Museum spaces to bring exhibits and programs together for the benefit of the visitor.
  • Creates multi-generational experiences and programs to engage children and adults to interact together in exhibits and programs.
  • Supervises staff positively, performing timely performance assessments and affording them appropriate professional development.
  • Occasionally facilitates programs and engages with visitors during events, school field trips, and general operating hours.
  • Works closely with Director, Research & Content Development, to assess and evaluate program metrics.
  • Works with colleagues throughout the Museum to ensure and maintain timely knowledge of programs.
  • Cultivates relationships and collaborations between Please Touch Museum and external professionals and stakeholders.
  • Represent the Museum in development efforts, particularly those related to obtaining partnerships and grants.
  • Creates mission-based revenue opportunities.
  • Fosters a culture of learning in the Museum that emphasizes interdisciplinary dialogue, innovative approaches to teaching, creativity, and risk-taking.
  • Develops and manages departmental budgets.
  • Occasional weekend hours required.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required in education, museum studies, social work, or related discipline; Master’s degree in education, museum studies, social science, or related field strongly preferred.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience working in a museum, classroom, or related field required.
  • Collaborative and visionary leader passionate about creating, delivering, and scaling educational experiences for young children and families.
  • Commitment to inclusive, equitable, and empowering collaborative professional relationships and staff development.
  • Excellent supervisory, organizational, and written/verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated experience in facilitation, project management (budgeting and scheduling) as well as working successfully in a team environment.
  • Ability to work independently, while informing the team, and efficiently to produce consistent, high-quality results over long-term projects.
  • Proficiency using multiple operating systems (Windows) and basic software including Microsoft Office Suite and Project Management software.
  • Must have PA Act 153 clearances (PA criminal history, FBI fingerprints, and PA Child Abuse) completed prior to hire.
  • All employees are required to have COVID-19 vaccination, COVID-19 booster, and flu vaccination, as a term and condition of employment.

Physical Requirements & Environment

  • Repeating motions that may include wrists, hands, and/or fingers.
  • Must be able to reach with hands and arms.
  • Must be able to use hands and fingers continuously.
  • Is frequently required to stand and walk; will frequently be required to move from one position to another.
  • Ability to perform the physical requirements of the position, i.e., pushing, pulling, reaching, bending, squatting, kneeling, climbing.
  • This job is performed in an office environment. The employee must be able to focus on assigned tasks where activity and interruptions are constant and demanding.
  • The noise level in the work environment is typically moderate but ongoing, noise level may be overstimulating at times.

The statements in this job description are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being executed by the employee assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of the position or individual. Other duties may be assigned in addition to those described.

Salary range: $85-90K

Please Touch Museum offers an excellent work environment, benefit, generous time off package and competitive salary. To apply for this opportunity, please fill out our online application. https://www.pleasetouchmuseum.org/careers/director-of-museum-learning/

Should you have questions on the application process or require assistance in completing our application, please email employment@pleasetouchmuseum.org.
(Posted 6/3)

Office Coordinator, Lebanon County Historical Society, Lebanon

Duties:

In this 2 two person organization there are numerous responsibilities for this position.  

  1. Opening and closing the Society building.
  2. Daily routine tasks – greet visitors, check and respond to email, answer phone calls, open and distribute mail.
  3. Record donations and membership records, maintain group list for e-mail blasts.
  4. Enter donations in Retail Pro (POS program), contacting and thanking monetary donations for museum, archives, etc.
  5. Schedule tours for both walk in and reservation.
  6. Create reports for finance, gift shop payroll.
  7. Research duties – have walk in researchers sign in, fill out forms. Mail in research will require request form and payment.
  8. Oversee computer systems, phone systems, maintenance and security,
  9. Quarterly newsletter, Seeds of History, requires collection articles, proofing, and working with the printing company.
  10. Maintaining office and computer supplies.
  11. Gift shop – Maintaining Retail Pro inventory system, restock inventory when necessary.
  12. Scheduling speakers for Sunday programs advertise programs though the membership and community.
  13. Maintain the calendar for holiday and weather closings.
  14. Conduct tours when required.

 Specifies:    Hours of operation-

  • Tuesday – Friday 10 am–5 pm      Saturday  10 am-2:00 pm.
  • Pay $15.00 hourly , no benefits

                      Skills :  Microsoft Office software- will be trained in PastPerfect and RetailPro software.

Please send resumes to : cachrist2@gmail.com
(Posted 6/3)

Director of Special Collections, Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr

The Seymour Adelman Director of Special Collections reports to the Chief Information Officer & Director of Libraries in Library and Information Technology Services (LITS). The Director of Special Collections leads a dynamic department responsible for managing the College’s extensive, world-class collections of rare books, manuscripts, art works, cultural artifacts, and institutional archives with a focus on activating these collections in support of the Bryn Mawr College mission. Special Collections staff promote teaching and learning with the collections through exhibitions, class visits, research project support, internships, and public programs, regularly in close partnership with the College’s program in Museum Studies. The department offers opportunities for the college community to engage actively and critically with primary resources and to conduct original research. Special Collections supports disciplinary and inter-disciplinary approaches that foster materiality study,visual literacy,and the discovery of diverse, non-traditional narratives about and within the collections.    

The Director of Special Collections is responsible for administering the Special Collections department and for ensuring and enabling the success and development of Special Collections staff and the programs, projects, and services they facilitate for the College and its extended intellectual community. Major areas of responsibility include coordinating the development, evaluation, and maintenance of the College’s distinctive collections; ensuring that collections are integrated into the curriculum, scholarship, and programming across the College; and strategically planning for a robust program of digital asset management and preservation in coordination with the TriCollege Libraries Consortium. The Special Collections department plays a key role in College Histories projects, and the Director will be a key participant in Canaday Library renovation planning and facilitation. As a member of leadership and management teams within the Library & Information Technology Services (LITS) division of the College, the Director of Special Collections contributes to overall strategic planning and management for LITS, leads specific LITS initiatives, and plays a key role in ensuring LITS is an effective partner in meeting the evolving goals of the College, including our commitments to fostering equity, inclusion, and anti-racist practices.  

5+ years of professional experience in managing cultural collections with evidence of increasing responsibility, leadership, and personnel supervision. A track record of enabling teams to collaborate, innovate, and continuously assess and enhance their programs and operations. Demonstrated organizational leadership and management capabilities, including experience developing inclusive and equitable teams, practices, and programs. Any forms of education appropriate to the position, such as a master’s degree in library/information science from an ALA-accredited institution, PhD, or other advanced degree(s) and certification(s) in relevant fields of study. A combination of additional experience and education providing the necessary skills, abilities, and knowledge will also be considered. 

The salary range for the position is $95K-$120K.

How to apply

To express your interest in this role, please submit a letter of interest and resume/CV through interfolio.

(Posted 6/1)

Communications Manager, The National Constitution Center, Philadelphia

About the National Constitution Center

The National Constitution Center is a nonpartisan nonprofit organization devoted to teaching about the Constitution. Located on Philadelphia’s historic Independence Mall, steps from where the Constitution was drafted and signed, it serves as America’s leading platform for constitutional education and debate, fulfilling its congressional charter “to disseminate information about the U.S. Constitution on a nonpartisan basis in order to increase awareness and understanding of the Constitution among the American people.”

Position Summary

Reporting to the Vice President of Communications, the Communications Manager is responsible for managing media relations and public affairs efforts. This includes media outreach, social media planning, writing, editing, and disseminating a broad range of communications, and otherwise supporting the goals of the organization through strategic communications.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Support the Vice President of Communications in the organization’s earned media strategy, promoting the organization and protecting its reputation
  • Research, write, and edit a wide range of public-facing communications including email, website and social media copy, press releases and media alerts, senior-level remarks and talking points, and other institutional materials
  • Create and execute broad communications and media relations plans for Center initiatives and events aimed at engaging audiences through exhibits, programming, and timely content
  • Serve as key public relations representative, distributing press releases and alerts, drafting responses to media inquiries and interview requests, proactively pitching stories to local and national press, serving as a spokesperson for the NCC when assigned
  • Oversee the work of two digital media specialists, ensuring content is reflective of the organization’s nonpartisan values, proofreading copy and graphics before publication
  • Collaborate with internal departments to ensure consistency in voice, tone, style, and messaging in communications across a variety of formats and channels and for a diverse set of audiences
  • Develop and/or review a range of digital content, including social media/marketing graphics, promotional and educational videos, and paid/unpaid social content
  • Routinely audit new and existing webpages and identify edits, including for podcasts, town hall and educational programs, learning materials, exhibits, etc.
  • Develop and maintain network of local and national media contacts
  • Track press clips on regular basis, identifying how to share best internally and externally, and otherwise report out on successes of media outreach and other communications strategies
  • Serve as point person for all filming and photography on site, coordinating with partner organizations, internal departments, and film crews in accordance with internal policies
  • Help manage relationships with external agency partners, including PR agencies
  • Manage public relations department budget and other organizational duties
  • 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

This position is based in Philadelphia with flexible remote work opportunities.
Salary range: $55K-68K

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations, Communications, Journalism or related field
  • 3 – 4 years of related public relations experience
  • Excellent writing, communication, organizational and time management skills required
  • Ability to produce under tight deadlines with multiple priorities
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team in a fast-paced environment
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office software required
  • Ability to work some early mornings, nights, holidays, and weekends

Click here to apply.

Please note, only applications with a resume and cover letter will be considered.
(Posted 6/1)

Assistant Director of Operations, Safety and Security, 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 Director of Operations, the Assistant Director of Operations, Safety and Security will be responsible for overseeing the contract services staff including building cleaners and security services.  These duties will also include the supervision and management of in-house staff assigned to operations and security.  This position will work with the other operations management staff to ensure a clean and safe facility for both staff and guests.  The Assistant Director of Operations, Safety and Security will also be responsible for:

Manage the order system for event and exhibit related work

Maintain proper staffing levels as indicated in the annual budget

Oversee the workplace safety committee, which includes leading the monthly committee meetings and making sure the committee meets the criteria to remain certified in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Manage the incident reporting by reviewing all incidents inputted by floor staff and/or security in the database and identify incidents that need to be reported to the insurance company

Report most non-worker’s compensation claims; including general liability, auto and property claims.

Serve as the point of contact for insurance and legal claims

Manage the systems in place at TFI; including the systems for video, access and intrusion

Attend trade shows or events to stay up to date on changes in technology

Other duties as assigned

Position Requirements

Bachelor’s degree or relative experience in operations, security or law enforcement

5 years of experience in a management role

Experience working in a museum, hospitality or entertainment venue

The ability to read and interpret technical drawings

Above average grammar and punctuation skills are required

The ability to work varied shifts and hours as required

Must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Fully vaccinated is defined as at least two weeks after your final dose. Medical and religious exemptions will apply.

Status:

Full-time, 37.5 hours per week

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 range: $78K-83K

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

The Franklin Institute is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability or protected veteran status.
(Posted 6/1)

Posting a job opening with PA Museums

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