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Executive Director, Historic Fallsington, Inc., Levittown

Historic Fallsington Inc. (HFI, Bucks County, PA)  is seeking an efficient and organized administrator and creative marketer to lead our organization as Executive Director.  We want someone who is excited by Fallsington’s rich history and motivated to raise its profile among Bucks County’s historical landmarks. As the Executive Director for HFI, you will oversee the preservation and interpretation of six historical structures, educational programming and public outreach, planning, development and financial management.  The ideal candidate will be an experienced leader who has a passion for historical preservation and a creative vision to use digital marketing to help attract students, volunteers and visitors alike to appreciate the historical gem we have hidden in a residential/industrial area.

Responsibilities:

  • Hire, oversee museum assistant (responsible for tours and clerical duties)
  • Recruit and mentor summer intern
  • Volunteer coordination
  • Grant Writing
  • Manage Membership and communications such as quarterly newsletter
  • Plan, Market and Implement community and fundraising events (including press releases, flyers etc)
  • Museum shop sales and inventory
  • Manage petty cash and pay routine bills
  • Oversee building maintenance, housekeeping, landscaping, and rental management contractors
  • Interact with Board of Trustees; prepare for at least 6 meetings annually.

Qualifications:

  • Strong self-motivation, attention to detail, and time management skills are a MUST
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; you must be at ease in dealing with the public
  • Minimum 3-5 years of relevant experience in historical preservation, grant writing and digital marketing
  • College Degree (4-yr or equivalent) desired
  • Financial management and booking keeping experience a plus

Historic Fallsington, Inc. is a private, non-profit historic preservation organization and museum which has been preserving and sharing the 300-year-old village of Fallsington for over 65 years. The organization was founded in 1953 in response to land development pressures that threatened the historical integrity of the village, consisting of over 90 historic buildings from the 17th, 18th, 19th, and early 20th centuries.  The village was significant as a religious, social and market center for the surrounding community, as well as a stopover point for stagecoach travelers. While in residence at nearby Pennsbury Manor, William Penn attended religious services in Fallsington.

Historic Fallsington Inc.’s mission is to preserve and maintain the historic structures under its stewardship for future generations and educate the public about the rich culture and history of the village of Fallsington. The museum’s Board of Trustees is responsible for the overall policy of the organization.  The Executive director implements policy as set forth by the Trustees. A small staff assists the director in daily operations and a dedicated group of volunteers support programming as needed. Internship opportunities are available to students to enhance their programs of studies in fields such as American history, architectural history, public history, art history, material culture, museum management, museum education, preservation, and cultural resource management.

We offer competitive pay and flexible work schedule provided your availability for Saturdays in the summer and special activities year-round. Salary and benefits are negotiable and commensurate with experience.

Please send your inquiry and references to Historic Fallsington Inc. Attn: Bob Harman, 4 Yardley Ave, Fallsington, PA 19054-1117 or RLBHarman@aol.com/215-504-0510
(Posted 5/16)

PT Visitor Engagement Manager, The Wharton Esherick Museum, Malvern

The Wharton Esherick Museum is seeking a creative, energetic professional to join their team and advance the public experience as the Visitor Engagement Manager.

As the Visitor Engagement Manager, you’ll be working with a small, dedicated staff to amplify the work of an evolving organization with an important public-facing role. As a member of the leadership team, you’ll work with the staff to ensure that all interactions between visitors, volunteers and staff are as welcoming and engaging as possible. You’ll take a lead role in developing and delivering interpretive and visitor experiences that reflect the spirit of Esherick’s legacy and the joy of discovery throughout his Studio.

Your primary responsibilities will include providing oversight for the development and evaluation of new and existing interpretive programs that advance the mission of WEM to a contemporary audience. A successful candidate will be an emerging or established professional looking for an opportunity to shape the collaborative and innovative work of cultural interpretation, programming, evaluation, and visitor engagement at a growing organization.

The schedule for this part-time position will primarily be Friday, Saturday and Sunday, as the majority of the museum’s visitors pass through the Studio on the weekends, though there is some flexibility. The position has the potential for growth.

In collaboration with all staff, the Visitor Engagement Manager will provide leadership in several key areas of the Museum’s visitor experience:

Visitor Experience
Manage all aspects of the visitor experience at entry, circulation and exit.
Establishe policies and procedures that promote consistently high-quality experiences for all visitors.
Be attentive and responsive to the needs of our diverse audience.
Develop and implement program evaluation tools to measure and interpret outcomes, program goals and objectives.

Interpretation
In conjunction with the staff, assess, adapt, develop and implement interpretive activities and programs to provide memorable experiences that are in line with the museum’s strategic plan and spirit of place.
In conjunction with the curator, utilize collections and archives to enhance the visitor experience and develop educational opportunities.
Lead tours of the Museum and deliver direct interpretation to the public; Research and develop in-depth familiarity with Esherick’s work and legacy.

Volunteer Management
Contribute to the management and growth of the volunteer docent program through scheduling, acknowledgement and recruitment of volunteers who are enthusiastic, outgoing, resourceful, and committed to sharing this unique place.

Serve as the lead project manager to redesign the docent training materials and process.
Periodically audit docent tours.
Research and coordinate learning opportunities for docents.

Operations
Oversee the admission ticketing and POS systems, checking for updates, troubleshooting when necessary.
Provide information and assistance to volunteers, staff, or public concerning Museum operations when serving as the senior staff member on site.
Coordinate operational aspects of tour program; maintain supplies needed for programs and daily operations.

Requirements
Wharton Esherick Museum is committed to addressing inequities in our organizational culture and public programming and creating an environment in which all people are welcomed, appreciated and valued.  We especially encourage members of underrepresented communities to apply.

  • Possess or be working towards a Bachelor’s degree in museum studies, education, communications, history or a related field. Relevant experience in place of formal education will also be considered.
  • Be comfortable managing a point of sale system, cash transactions, and other front desk operations.
  • Knowledge and interest in contemporary craft, art history, design, material culture, etc. preferred.
  • Prior visitor services or education experience in a museum setting is highly valued.

Pay range: $15 hourly. 24 hours per week, with potential for growth.

To Apply: Please email a cover letter and resume to Julie Siglin, julie@whartonesherickmuseum.org by May 31, 2019.
(Posted 5/16)

Museum Director, National Watch and Clock Museum, Columbia

The NAWCC Museum Director is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the museum, including:

  • oversee exhibits, displays, and museum facility,
  • uphold the international reputation of the NAWCC institution
  • fiscal management,
  • resource development, fund raising, marketing,
  • community outreach,
  • conservation on watches and clocks,
  • engage in educational programing and research,
  • coordinate tours and make public presentations,
  • supervise employees and volunteers,
  • network with other similarly-situated institutions; and
  • perform other related duties as assigned.
  • reports to the Executive Director

The Museum Director will work collaboratively with all functions of the NAWCC in creating a healthy and vibrant horological, global community where we share the stories of time with our members and the public, locally, domestically, and internationally.

Primary Responsibilities include

  • As a member of the Executive Team, supports the organization as a whole, and the Executive Director in promoting the NAWCC as a global institutional and horological community which includes the Museum as a part of the whole.
  • Leads and supervises museum-related staff including curatorial, collections management, maintenance, library, archives, and museum store, encompassing both full time and part-time employees, plus volunteers.
  • Plans for and executes a schedule of changing exhibits (which can include traveling and partnering exhibits) and ensures the quality and consistency of all exhibits.
  • Assures collection and museum management is accomplished in accordance with AAM standards
  • Works collaboratively with the Education Programs Lead in the development, implementation, support, and fund-raising for exhibits, events, and educational programming.
  • Works collaboratively with Marketing and Communication Programs for promotional, marketing and fundraising activities.
  • Oversees museum fiscal matters; works with Finance in managing annual budget and action plans; determines and approves expenditures; establishes priorities for spending.
  • Directs facility use; develops facility policies and fee structures; interacts with facilities vendors.
  • Develops relationships and works with Development in securing outside funding sources through grants, donations, sponsorships, and formal fund development in collaboration with other NAWCC staff.
  • Serves as a museum liaison for local, regional, national, and international museum and related organizations
  • Establishes and maintains networks of potential exhibitors, conservators, lecturers, and other such sources of informational and expert resources.
  • Surveys museum operations to ensure museum meets standards of museum accreditation
  • Conducts regular staff and team meetings.
  • Attends workshops, conferences, and seminars; presents professional papers.
  • Committed to the NAWCC being the premier educator and advocate for horology and everyone interested in the study of time.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge and Abilities

  • Experience, background, and dedication in elevating the reputation of an institution as an internationally recognized, premier educator and advocate for horology and everyone interested in the study of time.
  • Knowledge of and experience in maintaining museum standards and practices.
  • Knowledge of and experience in exhibit planning and installation.
  • Knowledge of and experience in researching, writing, and presenting on the history of horology.
  • Knowledge of and experience in conservation and preservation of watches, clocks, and timepieces.
  • Willingness and orientation to learn, understand, and reach out to community, region, and beyond.
  • Knowledge of and experience in fiscal and facility management.
  • Knowledge of computers and word processing.
  • Knowledge of and experience in resource development, partnership collaboration, and value building.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and contribute to and create a Team environment.
  • Ability to operate independently.

Qualifications

  • Degree in appropriate field, related to museum administration and horology or other relevant, high-level professional experience required. Master’s or advanced degree a plus.
  • Five years of experience in museum operations and other relevant, horological institutional work.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, outgoing, high levels of energy and productivity required.
  • Strong computer skills, especially in Microsoft Office, Word and Excel. Experience with Past Perfect Collections Management Software desirable.

Physical Demands

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and stoop, kneel, crouch and/or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to sit, climb or balance. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and color vision. The employee must be able to speak clearly and be heard from a distance of 50 feet.

Email resume and cover letter to: careers@nawcc.org.
(Posted 5/13)

 

Museum Outreach Educator, The National Liberty Museum, Philadelphia

The National Liberty Museum’s signature educational outreach initiative, the Young Heroes Outreach Program (YHOP) is a yearlong educational initiative for middle-school students that empower them in the areas of leadership, civic engagement, positive character development, and critical thinking through inquiry and project-based learning. Students complete our original curriculum and engage in school & community action projects that foster long-lasting social change.

We are seeking a full-time Outreach Educator who will primarily be responsible for implementing and evaluating all program components while coordinating and facilitating the program in 6 or more Philadelphia and regional schools.

Position reports to Director of Education & Outreach.

Hours

Full-time 40 hours per week. Monday–Friday, 9am-5pm.

Occasional weekends and some evenings throughout the year.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Assist Outreach staff in the continued development and implementation of Young Heroes Outreach Program curriculum and educational materials.
  • Assist in the development and facilitation of YHOP teacher professional development initiatives.
  • Assist in the daily facilitation of YHOP administration duties including correspondence with schools, school application process, field trips, meetings with teachers, and follow-up evaluations.
  • Develop regular progress reports on school outcomes and evaluations.
  • Conduct safe travel with outreach vehicle to all participating YHOP schools in Philadelphia and region.
  • Conduct all YHOP school visits including classroom programming to all participating schools.
  • Support participating teachers with development and facilitation of all Young Heroes Clubs and Club activities & projects.
  • Assist Outreach staff with the development and facilitation of the Young Heroes Club year-end program to include all YHOP students, parents, school administrators and VIPS.
  • Lead occasional weekday Museum tours for all school, community, adult, and camp groups including 90 to 120-minute guided tours and specialized workshops.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Education or related field required.
  • A minimum of 2 years of classroom teaching experience, or 3 years informal teaching in an educational setting.
  • Teaching Certification preferred.
  • Familiarity with PA state standards, Scope and Sequence and the Common Core a must.
  • Familiarity and knowledge of the School District of Philadelphia a plus.
  • Have a basic understanding of civics & character-oriented youth development practice.
  • Ability to lead discussions and deliver curriculum through a developmentally appropriate, bias-free framework
  • The proven ability to focus and thrive in a fast-paced environment and handle challenges with poise.
  • The proven ability to work effectively in a team environment and the willingness to work independently when necessary.
  • Ability to meet time-sensitive deadlines.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office required.
  • Meet standards for licensing requirements (finger-printing, child abuse clearance, etc.)
  • Valid driver’s license required.

Work Environment/Physical Demands

The work environment, physical demands and characteristics are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.

Physical Demands: Requires some physical activity including sitting/standing, limited lifting and carrying (up to 20 lbs.), up/down stairs, and local travel to participating YHOP schools

Work Environment: Work is typically performed in an indoor environment, either in museum or school setting

Equipment: General office equipment, projector, SmartBoard, two-way radio

The National Liberty Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer seeking a diverse workforce. The NLM provides an excellent compensation package including medical, dental, life & long-term and short-term disability insurance, a voluntary 401(k) program with employer match, paid time off, and an employee assistance plan for transit and dependent care.

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 for immediate consideration. We regret we may not be able to respond to all applications. No phone calls, please. Email: jobs@libertymuseum.org
(Posted 5/13)

Chief Financial Officer, The Senator John Heinz History Center, Pittsburgh

The Senator John Heinz History Center—Pittsburgh’s oldest cultural institution (1879), the largest history museum in Pennsylvania dedicated to history, and an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution—is seeking a dynamic and experienced Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

The CFO is responsible to lead all financial and fiscal management activities at all Heinz History Center locations.  The CFO is a key member of the Executive Team and is involved in strategic planning and has daily responsibility for planning, implementing and managing all finance-related activities.  The CFO provides leadership and coordination in the administrative, business planning, accounting and budgeting efforts of the History Center. The CFO is to have strong analytical, planning, and communication skills necessary to collaborate with the History Center’s CEO, Board Members, Senior Executive Staff and all History Center staff members.

Please visit the History Center’s employment portal to apply.
(Posted 5/13)

PT Outreach Presenter I, Carnegie Museum on 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 OUTREACH PRESENTER I will deliver theater-style scripted programs and lead program site volunteers in school workshops for entire schools at sites such as schools, libraries, camps, and community festivals both inside and outside of the museum. Outreach presenters are responsible for presenting assemblies for large and small groups, although the programs are scripted such that the presenters will need basic knowledge of the information they are presenting and be able to accurately answer questions from the audience. Must be enthusiastic, energetic and have a love of performance and learning. Outreach presenters will give and receive constructive criticism with the goal of developing their pedagogy skills, presentation skill, and the quality of museum educational experiences. This will be facilitated by participation in professional development meetings structured by CMNH Education and Visitor Experience department staff.

This is a Part-Time Position.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: This position requires energetic and charismatic individuals who are interested in learning and teaching about how natural history affects contemporary life through various topics. Candidates must have at least 6 months of prior experience presenting to young audiences either through teaching or children’s theater Machines and Equipment: various media equipment (including but not limited to microphone, speakers, and video equipment); automobile; wear large puppet costume for up to an hour Education and Experience: Prefer BS or BA in Theatre or education, others can be considered based on previous experience. Training and experience in theater particularly children’s theater, experience working with children; presentation and communication skills, including pronunciations, articulation and pace; able to thoroughly learn and present scientific information; reliable and able to work without close supervision. Must have a valid Pennsylvania driver’s license, must be able to lift up to 50 lbs., transport and assemble various set materials in a variety of locations and under different conditions. Employment Training: Two months initially to learn the scripts with informal training related to topics at various times throughout the year.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
This position requires constant mobility around the museum as well as the venue in which the program is presented, for several hours at a time. Persons must be able to bend, and lift items 20 -50 lbs., as well as sit for several hours at a time to get to presentation place and back. Person must be able to wear and perform theatrical performance in a large puppet costume for up to 1 hour.

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABLIITIES:
Presenting assemblies and other theater-style programs, and leading site volunteers for entire school workshops for groups of 30 – 400 individuals
– Makes assembly (large group) presentations and theater-style presentations (small groups/community festivals) following a scripted program at schools and other sites;
– Leads program site volunteers in the delivery of entire school workshops;
– Presents accurate information in an entertaining manner;
– Manages program materials in a safe and responsible way during set up and take down of the set and in picking up and returning the materials to the museum;
– Adjusts the program presentation for the appropriate age level and ability of the audience;
– Calls the scheduled schools or program site at least two days in advance, to confirm directions to the site, program details, etc.;
– Arrives at the scheduled school or program site at least half hour before the first scheduled presentation. Transports and sets up required machines and equipment as necessary for presentation;
– Provides written reports of program statistics and other required information in a timely manner;
– Distributes materials to program site audience;
– Keeps the van clutter free, props and costumes in proper storage containers, school or place of presentation in same condition that the site was found in, cleaned up after done.

Planning educational experiences based on the script that CMNH Museum Education and Visitor Experience Staff provided
– Attends meetings and training sessions, as required;
– Contributes suggestions and new ideas to the program;
– Familiarizes self with what the museum has to offer, especially the programs of the Division;
– Familiarize self with the personnel and operations of the museum

Developing pedagogy skills through ongoing practice, reflection, and professional development structured by CMNH Education and Visitor Experience
– Attending CMNH Educator professional development meetings;
– Observing, analyzing others presentation skills;
– Being observed by experienced CMNH educators

In addition, the following responsibilities may be assigned to outreach presenters on case by case basis
– Research and development of new program ideas;
– Creating sets or props for the new shows, or repair of the old props;
– Maintaining proper maintenance of the equipment being used

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 visit the Carnegie Museums’ employment portal to apply.
(Posted 5/13)

Historic Preservation Project Manager, Fallingwater, Mill Run

This is a full time position offering a competitive salary and excellent benefits. Interested candidates should send a cover letter and a current resume to wpcjobs@paconserve.org and list Preservation in the subject line of the email.

The Historic Preservation Project Manager will provide design and construction project management for the preservation of Fallingwater, a National Historic Landmark designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. This position requires expert knowledge and experience with historic preservation theory and practice as well as a thorough knowledge of construction project management. Must be well versed in using the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties and have the ability to carry out preservation projects requiring the application of historic preservation, engineering, architecture, and landscape architectural standards and methods. Reports to the Director of Preservation and Collections.

A degree historic preservation, architecture, engineering or a related field is required; graduate degree preferred. Other combinations of work experience and education will be considered. Minimum of 3 years of experience in oversight of historic properties and management of preservation construction projects is required. Knowledge of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture and early to mid-20th century building technologies preferred.
(Posted 5/13)

Executive Director, American Helicopter Museum and Education Center, West Chester

The American Helicopter Museum and Education Center, Inc. in West Chester, Pennsylvania is seeking an Executive Director reporting to the Chairman of the Board of Trustees. The position is available immediately. The successful candidate will be responsible for all aspects of Museum operations. General duties include:

Overseeing the full and part time staff and volunteer efforts to be sure all events, programs and museum operations run smoothly. This includes recruiting, hiring, and supervising staff as required.

Financial management and reporting to the Board, including developing an annual budget, insuring timely payment of bills and collection of invoices and ensuring that all programs are working within budgets.

Fund-raising, including developing and implementing an annual appeal campaign; identifying funding sources and writing grants; seeking sponsorships for major events, working with the Board on crafting a Capital Campaign, and expanding legacy giving.

Working with the Education Program Manager in the development of public educational programming, promotion of the programs, implementation, and evaluation.

Managing the organization’s public image including approval of all printed and electronic media relating to the organization. This includes writing the newsletter, contributing to and approving brochures, press releases, advertisements and any other marketing materials, including oversight of the webpage.

Approving the master calendar to ensure that all Museum programs, events and activities are properly staffed.

Supervising the daily operations of the facility itself, including authorizing maintenance and repair and ensuring proper scheduling.

Working with volunteers (including restoration volunteers, docents, and others) to ensure that they understand their roles in the organization, are informed of information pertaining to the Museum and its policies and procedures, and that they receive the proper acknowledgment and recognition for their efforts.

Supervising the booking of museum rentals and marketing for expanded rentals.

Act as liaison with the Board and maintain master Board minute files.

Serve as liaison with building tenants and negotiate lease extensions.

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:

A bachelor’s or master’s degree or equivalent experience

Transparent and high integrity leadership

Five or more years senior nonprofit management experience

Budget and financial management skills, including budget preparation, analysis, decision-making and reporting

Organizational abilities including planning, collaborating, delegating, project development and task facilitation with both staff and volunteers

Knowledge of fundraising strategies and donor relations unique to nonprofits

Skills to collaborate with and motivate Board members and other volunteers

Strong written and oral communication skills; strong public speaking ability

Ability to engage diverse volunteer and donor groups

Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.

Proficient in Microsoft Office suite.

Ability to evaluate and document staff performance, communicate strengths and weaknesses to staff, and prepare action plan to correct shortcomings.

Ability to properly and calmly manage stress.

The American Helicopter Museum & Education Center, Inc. is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit whose mission is to Preserve rotary-wing aviation history, Educate society on helicopters and their missions & Inspire future generations. We will collect, preserve, research, publish and exhibit the objects, artifacts and documents relating to the origins and development of rotary-wing aircraft. We accomplish this through an active schedule of public educational programs, exhibitions, events, workshops and publications designed to teach the principles of flight, celebrate the pioneers of aviation and encourage and inspire future generations of engineers, scientists, innovators, pilots, mechanics and inventors.

The Museum is an equal opportunity employer.  Salary commensurate with experience and other qualifications. Quality benefits package includes health and PTO.

Resumes should be emailed to Marc Sheffler, Chairman, Board of Trustees at msheffler@americanhelicopter.museum
(Posted 5/2)

Associate Editor, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh

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

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

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

The ASSOCIATE EDITOR is responsible for copyediting and proofreading Museum of Art publications, which include exhibition catalogues and books related to the collection, exhibition labels, gallery guides, special program brochures, course catalogues, curriculum materials, newsletters, and online communications. Assesses goals and requirements in conjunction with the director of publishing, curatorial, exhibitions, education, web, and marketing staff for specific publications and projects, and manages, monitors, and coordinates progress from concept through writing and production phases. Is the project manager for all print and digital publications produced by the education department; proofs all press releases, ads, and other marketing materials. Works with the web and marketing departments to develop web content, assist in day-to-day web updates, and maintain clear and consistent public messaging. Takes the lead on content development for exhibition microsites and other substantive online projects. Serves as coordinating editor for Storyboard, the museum’s award-winning online journal. Executes and provides substantive editing (including manuscript preparation and content/structural review), copyediting, and proofreading. Develops, implements, and enforces in conjunction with the director of publishing, editorial standards and museum style guide. Lead editor/project manager on various exhibition projects. Assists with book and catalogue projects as necessary.

This is a Full-Time Position. 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
– 
Individual must be highly organized, detail oriented, self-motivated, and a creative thinker/problem solver;
– Ability to prioritize tasks, manage conflicting deadlines, coordinate project schedules, and work in a fast-paced environment;
– Highly developed aesthetic sensibilities, as well as superior communication, interpersonal, and organization skills are also required;
– Ability to multi-task and manage a complex schedule of deliverables is essential;
– Proficiency with Microsoft Office programs, including Word, Excel, and Outlook is required;
– Proficiency with electronic editing using PDFs and with website content management systems is required; familiarity with Photoshop and InDesign is a plus;
– Individual is expected to gain proficiency with EMu, the museum’s collection management database;
– Proficiency with WordPress is required; all museum web properties are built in WordPress environments

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
 – BA in art history or English required; MA in art history, museum studies, or English preferred;

– A strong interest in the visual arts is required;
– Minimum five years of museum or publishing experience, preferably copyediting and proofreading experience in a professional editorial environment, such as a museum, newspaper, publisher, or corporate editorial or public affairs department.

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES:

– Develops and strategizes, in conjunction with the director of publishing, web and digital media, curatorial, education, and marketing to determine the best way to present website content, including exhibition posts and updates, exhibition microsites,Storyboard (online journal), education materials, etc.; actively searching out possibilities for development and selecting web content;

– Serves as coordinating editor for Storyboard – managing editorial calendar, communicating with contributors, editing essays, and commissioning new content;

– Develops processes and procedures for seamlessly integrating the creation and production of online content into the museum’s operations;

– Oversees web updates performed by marketing and proofreads content entered by other departments;

– Assesses goals and requirements in conjunction with the director of publishing, curatorial, exhibitions, education, web, and marketing staff for specific publications and projects, and manages, monitors, and coordinates progress from concept through writing and production phases;

– Is the project manager for all print and digital publications produced by the education department;

– Proofs all press releases, ads, and other marketing materials;

– Works with the web and marketing departments to develop web content and assists in day-to-day web updates;

– Takes the lead on content development for exhibition microsites and other substantive online projects;

– Executes and provides substantive editing (including manuscript preparation and content/structural review), copy editing, and proofreading for the museum’s printed materials and in-gallery communications;

– Develops, implements, and enforces, in conjunction with the department head, editorial standards and museum style guide in both print and online;

– Lead editor/project manager on various exhibition projects.  Manages project timeline, defines objectives, manages budget, assembles and coordinates project staff, works to resolve issues, and assesses progress and results of the project;

– Assists with book and catalogue projects.

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’ job portal.
(Posted 5/2)

School Programs Manager, The Museum of the American Revolution, Philadelphia

The Manager of School Programs is responsible for the ongoing delivery of the Museum’s programs for schools and teachers, including its flagship field trip experience, Through Their Eyes, which attracts in excess of 60,000 students per year. Reporting to the Senior Manager of School Programs, the Manager supervises the Museum’s team of part-time approximately 40 part-time Museum Educators, who conduct gallery programs, workshops and other programs for K-12 students and teachers. The Manager supports the Museum’s outreach and Teacher Professional Development programs, including the production of print and digital curriculum resources. The qualified candidate has experience in supervising teams, programmatic logistics and K-12 program development in a museum or cultural setting.

Education Mission Statement:

The Education Department brings the causes, events and ideas of the American Revolution to life through immersive and creative programming for people of all ages and diverse life experiences. We produce well-researched, high-quality programs and learning resources that draw on the Museum’s collection and exhibits to present multiple historical perspectives through the eyes of real people who lived through the Revolution. In doing so, we empower people to think critically, understand and respect the views of others, and make positive changes in their communities and beyond.

Primary Responsibilities:

Recruit, hire, train and evaluate core and seasonal team of part-time Museum Educators, working to ensure quality program delivery and fostering a culture of learning and community among the Museum’s part-time educational staff.

Work collaboratively with Guest Services, Group Sales and other departments to ensure seamless delivery of school programs onsite at the Museum, and off-site at schools and community locations.

With the Senior Manager of School Programs, support the execution and evaluation of on-site educational programming for K-12 students in keeping with the Museum’s mission and strategic direction, that meet state and national curriculum standards and utilize historical thinking strategies, object-based learning and other Museum education best practices.

With Manager of School Programs, work proactively and collaboratively with teachers and administrators to ensure that Museum programs and materials meet the changing needs of the education community.

Lead Museum-based gallery tours and teacher professional development programs, as needed.

Support all K-12 learning initiatives and projects, including the Albert M. Greenfield Foundation Project Finding Freedom (an online learning resource) and the creation of a museum outreach program.

Work with Marketing to publicize programs, events, and print and online resources.

Additional duties, as assigned.

Skills and Knowledge:

Minimum of 3 years of experience supervising floor staff at a museum, historic house, or other informal education setting, implementing and evaluating relevant and creative museum education programs for K–12 students and teachers.

Knowledge of the K-12 school environment, current theories and practices of object-based museum learning, and national social studies curricula; familiarity with Philadelphia and nearby School District personnel and curriculum a plus, but not essential.

Bachelor’s degree in American History, American Studies or closely-related field required; Master’s degree in Education, History, Museum Education or Museum Studies desirable.

Familiarity with 18th century American history and material culture a plus.

Ability to work effectively and diplomatically with Museum staff, patrons, and representatives of schools and other community-based organizations.

Must be capable of undertaking multiple projects simultaneously and balancing long- and short-term priorities, with equal attention to big-picture goals and small logistical details.

A collaborative, energetic, pro-active work style.

Ability to see, speak and hear clearly, and lift 25 pounds.

Valid driver’s license.

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

**Please note – in order for you to be considered for this position we will need a cover letter, resume and three professional references.  Unfortunately, applicants that do not include these items will not be considered for the position. The Museum will contact you if an interview is considered appropriate.
(Posted 5/2)

PT Program Coordinator, Susquehanna Heritage/Zimmerman Center for Heritage, Wrightsville

Susquehanna Heritage Corporation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization connecting people to the history, ecology, and natural beauty of the Susquehanna River. We partner with the National Park Service to operate the Zimmerman Center as Pennsylvania’s Visitor Contact Station for the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail. The Center’s historic building, grounds, and river art collection provide a backdrop for programs, interpretation, and exhibits relating to the Susquehanna River’s history, ecology and American Indian legacy. We are currently seeking an outgoing, team-oriented individual to plan, develop, and conduct programs and special events at the Center.

Job Title: Zimmerman Center Program Coordinator

Status: Part-time hourly position with limited benefits, 24-30 hours/week

POSITION SUMMARY

This position is focused on supporting visitor services, educational programs and facility rentals at the Zimmerman Center for Heritage. Public program responsibilities include planning, implementing, and promoting programs related to Susquehanna Heritage’s vision and mission. The Program Coordinator must interact with and provide guidance to visitors and manage details of events, lectures, educational programs, and facility rentals. The position requires an out-going, team-oriented, creative and motivated individual who is a self-starter and pays attention to details. The work week includes Saturday and Sunday, and work days may vary.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Program Coordination

  • Plans, develops, and conducts programs, classes, lecture series, and special events.
  • Coordinates program logistics and provides event support, including scheduling staff and volunteers, confirming set-up details, procuring supplies, managing A/V needs, producing related correspondence and documents, processing payments, and other details as required.
  • Registers participants for programs, classes, and workshops.
  • Leads programs related to Susquehanna River history, recreation, and natural history.
  • Actively utilizes digital platforms, including Facebook and Instagram, to promote programs and engage participants.
  • Promotes Susquehanna Heritage and Zimmerman Center activities online and continually updates information.
  • Posts updates to Facebook and other social media sites to enhance the visibility of Susquehanna Heritage, its programs, and the Zimmerman Center as a Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail Visitor Contact Station.
  • Provides updates and supports content development and posting to Susquehanna Heritage’s website.
  • Develops resource materials that support programs and complement school curricula.
  • Contributes to organization discussions and brainstorming sessions and staff organization events.
  • Collaborates with Susquehanna Heritage and National Park staff to develop promotional strategies and action plans that support Zimmerman Center programs and events.

Visitor Services

  • Provides visitors and patrons with information about Susquehanna Heritage, the Zimmerman Center, Susquehanna National Heritage Area, Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail, and Susquehanna Riverlands.
  • Actively encourages adults and children to take advantage of Zimmerman Center programs.
  • Leads and participates in house tours, guided walks, boat tours, and programs that engage adult visitors and children.
  • Supervises, schedules, and assists in training weekend staff.
  • Develops and oversees a volunteer base.
  • Tracks program participation, and visitor and facility rental information.
  • Conducts sales and maintains inventory of sales items.
  • Monitors visitor use of site, including enforcement of rules and regulations.
  • Assists with general facility maintenance, including the upkeep of the house and grounds.

Boat Tour Operations

  • Coordinates seasonal Susquehanna Heritage boat tours on Lake Clarke (Susquehanna River), including reservations, coordination with boat operators, and conducting on-the-water programs.

Facility Rental Management

  • Promotes Zimmerman Center facility rental.
  • Responds to rental inquiries in a timely, effective, and proactive manner.
  • Manages booking, renter and vendor contracts, and documents facility use.
  • Staffs and provides onsite coordination of facility rentals.
  • Maintains a calendar of programs and events and communicates building availability across the organization.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum of Associate’s degree in related field. Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Demonstrated competency utilizing technology (i.e. e-mail, Facebook, Instagram, Microsoft Office including Excel and Publisher, Outlook Calendar, and audio/video equipment).
  • Previous experience coordinating visitor services, facility rentals, and interpretive or educational programs and working in a collaborative fashion with other partners within the community.
  • Interest in the Susquehanna River’s cultural and natural heritage.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Availability for working a variety of shifts based on the event calendar and visitor hours, including weekends, evenings and some holidays.
  • Valid Pennsylvania driver’s license and ability to operate a vehicle in day and night time conditions.
  • Ability to work outdoors and in varying weather conditions.
  • Ability to lift and carry objects weighing up to 40 pounds.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills in dealing with co-workers, adults, and children.
  • Willingness to learn new skills.
  • Good work ethic and ability to work without close supervision
  • Criminal background check, FBI fingerprint clearance, and PA child abuse clearance will be required prior to employment.
  • Adult First Aid, CPR, and AED certification will be required within 60 days of hiring.

To apply:

Please submit 1) Letter of application which specifically addresses the job description and outlines qualifications, and 2) Current resume, including three professional references, by email to Paul Nevin, Zimmerman Center Manager, at pnevin@susquehannaheritage.org. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; however, applications received on or before May 25, 2019 will receive priority consideration.

Susquehanna Heritage Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate because of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital or family status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, military veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

More information about Susquehanna Heritage and the Zimmerman Center for Heritage can be found at www.SusquehannaHeritage.org.
(Posted 4/30)

E-Commerce Operations and Content, The Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia

How You Will Contribute
The E-Commerce Operations and Content Manager, a critical and collaborative role within the Retail department, is responsible for the content displayed in the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s online store, driving sales while maintaining the website design aesthetic and the optimization of the customer experience. The detail-oriented candidate will have a solid mix of both creative and analytical skills and a clear understanding of ecommerce business needs. They must also have strong communication skills and assist as the lead conduit to the marketing team.

Specifically, you will:

  • Provide direction for product image creation and photo shoots. Create all assets needed to effectively market products staying on brand and keeping to museum’s quality standards.
  • Work closely with the merchandising and operations teams within Retail, creating assets for email, search, social media, and other retail marketing campaigns.
  • Work collaboratively with the museum’s editorial, graphics, and website teams to ensure content coordination and program synergy.
  • Write product and website copy utilizing rich keywords for SEO effectiveness.
  • Create categories of merchandise for marketing campaigns and update product information to support the site.
  • Present, interpret and react to site KPI’s and identify opportunities in marketing and navigation to achieve performance goals.
  • Merchandise the site with themes and events related to the seasonal retail offering and museum calendar.
  • Manage online promotional calendar and create strategies to drive engagement. Set up and analyze promotions for the online store.
  • Code products in the POS system; manage discounts and customer types, including Membership.
  • Present data concerning e-commerce sales trends and provide direction based on findings.
  • Respond to customer feedback.
  • Partner with the entire retail management team in the accomplishment of department goals.
  • Design graphics for in-store purposes, including signage, as needed.
  • Design graphics for product development as needed.
  • Actively participate in weekly merchandising meetings, store meetings and training sessions.
  • Complete special projects and assignments as requested.

Your diverse background includes:

  • A BA or BFA degree in graphic design.
  • Commercial photography and copywriting skills.
  • Attention to detail, previous experience following style guides for web copy and image creation desired.
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Cloud, including Photoshop, Dreamweaver, and InDesign preferred. Proficiency in HTML and CSS a plus.
  • Experience in e-commerce strategy, web-optimized design, online content creation, digital marketing, and online merchandising.
  • Clear communication skills to share process, design, copy writing, imaging, and marketing knowledge and vision with the entire Retail Department.
  • Team player mentality, ability to work well with others and show courtesy and respect to colleagues.
Education Level:

Bachelor’s degree

Please click here to apply.
(Posted 4/26)

Manager, Admissions, Please Touch Museum, Philadelphia

How would you like to be part of a team of the most beloved children’s museum in Philadelphia? Now is your chance to represent a nonprofit organization that changes a child’s life as they discover the power of learning through play.  Please Touch Museum a non-profit organization seeks an experienced, Admissions Manager who provides excellent customer service and facilitates the daily operations of the admissions desk. The Admission Manager administers the point-of –sale ticketing system, ensuring that all transactions are accurate and valid.  The Admission Manager is responsible for all admissions staff include Admissions Supervisor at Please Touch Museum. This position assists in refining and implementing customer service policies and ticketing modifications.

Other responsibilities include but limited to: Maintain high degree of motivation in team members with a focus on customer service, including upselling Memberships, carousel tickets and special event tickets; provide initial and ongoing training on ticketing/POS system; responsible for hiring, orienting, training and appraising staff with an emphasis on developing and mentoring Admissions Assistants; appraisals may include but are not limited to ongoing written counseling, goal setting, mid-year and year end reviews; resolve visitor issues in a timely manner; develop and implement training to minimize negative visitor experiences; works closely with relevant departments to ensure that coupons and promotions are added to the POS in a timely manner; utilize POS to retrieve relevant data and reports; attend interdepartmental meetings including be a backup team leader for the weekly Operation meeting; ensure with assistance of Admissions Supervisor developing work schedules for Admissions Staff; assist with processing timesheets and approving payroll for Admissions Staff; ensure with the assistance of Admission Supervisor, maintaining supplies and information at the Admissions Desk.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in business or related fields required; must have a minimum of 3 years of management experience related to hiring, training, conflict resolutions, and mentoring a large staff of exempt and nonexempt staff; demonstration of good problem solving and conflict resolution skills; demonstrates excellent customer service skills with understanding of the visitor needs; internal sales experience strongly preferred; proven ability to be able to promote programs that will increase visitation; be able to understand Admission reporting and ticketing analysis; experience with POS, (preference Altru) ticket printing, parking ticket printing systems; excellent Microsoft computer skills, including but not limited to Word and Excel; excellent written and oral communication skills required; proven ability to engage positivity with families and children and ability to multi task.

Education Level:

Bachelor’s degree in business or related fields required

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 email your cover letter, accomplishments and resume to: employment@pleasetouchmuseum.org. or mail to Human Resources, Please Touch Museum, 4231 Avenue of the Republic, Philadelphia, PA 19131; fax to: (215)-581-3182; Email: Office phone:  215-581-3189  EOE
(Posted 4/26)

Director of Events, The Senator John Heinz History Center, Pittsburgh

If you are a proven leader in the special event rental business and have what it takes to make history with one-of-a-kind, magical events, the History Center has the perfect opportunity for you.

The Director of Events is a Department Head level position responsible for the management of the Events Department, which provides nearly $1 million in earned income annually and plays a vital role in the mission of the History Center as a place for special events and celebrations. The Events Director directly supervises two Events Coordinators and the Events Production Coordinator, and indirectly supervises an Events Crew. He /she is also responsible for business development including marketing and client cultivation; event sales, planning, and execution; and the financial management of the department including forecasting of revenue and expenses. The Director of Events is also charged with delivering extraordinary customer service to internal and external customers alike and maintaining excellent communications within the department and with other departments to comply with museum standards and best practices for facility use and security. In addition to facility rentals to external clients, the Director of Events and the Events department provides room and AV setups for History Center education programs, member events, and internal meetings. The Events Director is also the staff liaison with the catering concessionaire for facility rentals.

Reports to: Vice President, Engagement and Enterprise

Skills and Abilities

The successful candidate will be a proven entrepreneurial leader with vision, creativity, and drive; the ability to listen thoroughly and effectively is required and negotiating experience is a plus. The successful candidate will possess exceptional oral communication skills, having the ability to interact professionally and effectively with clients, museum colleagues, outside vendors, and the general public. Experience in planning and managing events in unique venues is strongly preferred.

The Director of Events must be able to demonstrate an understanding of budget management including forecasting revenue and expenses. The Director of Events must have the ability to multitask and manage multiple projects and events at the same time in high-pressure (e.g. weddings) situations. Experience managing staff from various backgrounds in a wide range of responsibilities is essential. Standard computer understanding with ability to learn new software as necessary. Must possess an understanding and familiarity with different types of audio visual and sound equipment.

Requirements

Bachelor’s Degree in Hospitality, Business or related field. Five or more years of experience in event coordination and event sales required; 2- 3 years supervisory experience required in the hospitality industry. Experience in a non-profit or museum setting a plus. Regular evening and weekend hours, and the ability to adapt to a flexible schedule, required.

Please click here to apply.
(Posted 4/26)

FT Temporary NEH Project Archivist, The Senator John Heinz History Center, Pittsburgh

The Senator John Heinz History Center, the largest history museum in Pennsylvania and an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, is seeking a Project Archivist for the Thomas & Katherine Detre Library & Archives.  The Project Archivist will process and partially digitize the Kennywood Park Records, part of an 18-month project funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.  Working under the supervision of the Chief Archivist, the Project Archivist will perform archival tasks consistent with best practices endorsed by the Society of American Archivists (SAA). These tasks will include developing processing and digitization plans; rehousing, arranging, and describing the records; writing the catalog record and finding aid; creating descriptive metadata for the digitized material; coordinating the digitization of materials by external partners; and contributing to the project’s dissemination efforts. 

This is a full-time, temporary position expected to last 18 months.  The Project Archivist reports to the Chief Archivist.

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have a master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program with a concentration in archives management, or equivalent combination of education and experience. The successful candidate will have: knowledge of the current methods, best practices, principles and procedures of professional archival work; a demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize work, meet deadlines, work independently and collaboratively; manage projects, and solve problems; demonstrated knowledge of the principles of appraisal, arrangement, and description of archival material; familiarity with MARC, EAD, LCSH, DACS, Dublin Core and related standards; familiarity with archival information systems, such as ArchivesSpace; proficiency with Microsoft Office applications; and strong written and interpersonal communication skills.

General knowledge of the Western Pennsylvania and Pittsburgh area is preferred.

Please click here to apply.
(Posted 4/26)

Director of Technology and Digital Services, The Senator John Heinz History Center, Pittsburgh

The Senator John Heinz History Center—Pittsburgh’s oldest cultural institution (1879), the largest history museum in Pennsylvania dedicated to history, and an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution—is seeking a dynamic and experienced Director of Technology and Digital Services.

The Director of Technology and Digital Services is responsible to lead the activities of the Information Technology (IT) and Digital services at all Heinz History Center locations.  The Director will work with senior management to improve efficiency and achieve the strategic goals of the organization through the use of integrated technological resources. The Director will assist all departments with technical expertise in developing new opportunities for all areas of technology and assist in selection of technology and digital resources.

The Director of Technology and Digital Services is responsible for developing a Portfolio Management Office (PMO) that will assist with initiatives at the History Center that have an element of technology as part of the implementation (final product).  The PMO will keep a “portfolio” of these projects and works with the project managers and senior staff to assure appropriate technical resources are available for critical and strategic projects.  The PMO will create guidelines and standards for technology to which each project team should adhere. 

The Director of Technology and Digital Services will oversee: strategic and operational IT planning; procurement, installation, and maintenance of all information technology; tracking and reporting of IT project progress; the development and adherence to information technology policies and procedures, and major information technology initiatives that require hardware, software, communications use with the staff at the History Center.  The Technology and Digital Services team is tasked with serving as an advisor to management on technologies that improve efficiency and effectiveness; leading the long-term strategic advancement of the History Center’s Technology and Digital capacity; maximizing the effectiveness and reducing the cost of technology; keeping abreast of new IT technology, trends, and project management techniques; ensuring the smooth operation of the History Center’s information system network; and providing ongoing training for all staff in the use of History Center hardware and software.

This is a full-time position reporting directly to the President & CEO and working closely with the all senior staff. 

Requirements
  • The successful candidate must possess a 4-year bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Information Management or equivalent.
  • Minimum of ten years of experience or equivalent in a technical support area is required, with at least five years of management experience.  Proven experience in IT planning, organization, and development.  Demonstrated ability to apply IT in solving business problems.
  • Minimum 3-5 progressive years in project management and relevant certification in project management and/or relevant degree.  Excellent understanding of project management principles. 
  • Extensive knowledge of business, technology, general and financial management, as well as strong leadership skills are a must.
  • Experience in IT strategic planning and execution.
  • Strong negotiating skills.
  • Mature leadership that understands the value of being part of a team.
  • The ability to accommodate a variety of work styles.
  • Flexibility to work evenings and weekends as necessary.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; a clear and effective communicator.
  • Strong organizational abilities including prioritizing attention to detail for self and staff, planning, delegating, program development, and task facilitation.
  • Problem solver who will remain calm under pressure.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and work effectively in a fast-paced work environment.

Additional qualifications (preferred but not required)

  • Experience in a museum or university environment
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Southwest Pennsylvania region corporate, IT, and digital communities

Please click here to apply.
(Posted 4/26)

Executive Director, The Frick Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh

The Frick Pittsburgh is seeking an Executive Director to provide the strategic leadership, creativity, management, and direction necessary to advance the mission of The Frick Pittsburgh, and pursue a clear and impactful vision for the organization going forward.

For a complete job description and application instructions, please click here.
(Posted 4/26)

Curator of Fine Arts, Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, Bedford

FLSA STATUS: Exempt

MISSION STATEMENT:
SAMA exists to preserve, exhibit and advance American art and is dedicated to making its programs and activities accessible to the people of southwestern area of central Pennsylvania. By establishing and maintaining a museum of art and by providing programs and activities of a public, charitable, civic, cultural, literary, and educational nature, the Museum serves the people of the region. Charged with the development, maintenance, and perpetuation of a permanent collection, the Museum mounts exhibitions designed to evoke an interest in and understanding and appreciation of American Art. As well, it serves as a repository for distinctive collections.

OVERALL PURPOSE OF JOB:
This position is responsible to perform the Museum’s curator responsibilities including development and care for the Museum’s permanent collection; plan for, prepare and oversee Museum exhibits; write and assist with grant proposals; assist with the Museum’s education and experiential programs; provide training in the appropriate handling and care of works of art; act as the Museum’s representative in the community.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF JOB: (other duties may be assigned)

1. Assist with and oversee exhibitions throughout the institution and work with satellite coordinators in planning site exhibitions.
▪ Schedule and coordinate an advance calendar of exhibitions for the museums
▪ Meet deadlines regarding the exhibition calendar.
▪ Create and collaborate on exhibition promotional material
▪ Research interpretive materials for exhibitions and the permanent collection
▪ Collaborate with Exhibition, Acquisition and Development Committees of Board of Trustees to ensure best practices and innovation
2. Write and/or assist with writing grant proposals to address the needs of the Museum and/or exhibitions and/or programs/projects.
▪ Secure funding from external sources to support Museum programs, projects and needs.
▪ Collaborate with Exhibition Committee of Board of Trustees to identify and secure funding sources
3. Provide didactic materials and educational activities for all exhibitions
▪ Develop accurate and timely information and materials to support exhibitions and educational programs.
▪ Cooperate with Educational Coordinator on development of information and materials to support educational and experiential initiatives.
▪ Collaborate with Exhibition and Outreach Committee of Board of Trustees to identify best practices and innovation
4. Assist in the design, writing and production of exhibition catalogues
▪ Write related essays
▪ Supply to Community Affairs Coordinator exhibition listings
▪ Provide other information as required to Community Affairs Coordinator
5. Provide education and training in the appropriate handling and care of works of art to museum personnel, including interns, volunteers, part-time and temporary employees
▪ Conduct training sessions for museum employees in conjunction with Exhibition Committee Meeting
6. Supervise museum employees when handling and caring for works of art
▪ Plan, organize, direct, coordinate, communicate, lead museum personnel
7. Act as the Museum’s representative in the community
▪ Promote activities of the institution
▪ Prepare and present, in collaboration with education coordinator, lectures as well as educational material
as it relates to Museum exhibitions and programs.
▪ Participate in Museum events including the Gala, Garden Party and Fashion Show
▪ Attend exhibit openings and related events

OTHER DUTIES OF THE JOB:
1. Assist with ordering supplies
2. Prepare correspondence as needed
3. Perform other duties as assigned or required.

SUPERVISION GIVEN TO THE FOLLOWING DEPARTMENTS:
This position has direct supervisory responsibility for Collections Management and/or Exhibitions Intern

SUPERVISION RECEIVED FROM:
Supervision is typically received from the Executive Director

MENTAL DEMANDS TYPICAL OF THIS POSITION:
Ability to manage multiple projects/tasks, Provide close attention to detail, Utilize creativity, Meet frequent
deadlines, Work closely with others, Maintain a high level of record keeping/routine paperwork, Compare
and evaluate works of art.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS TYPICAL OF THIS POSITION:
Frequently Incurred (Between 25% – 75% of time on job)
Ability to sit, Ability to stand, Ability to walk, Ability to climb stairs, Ability to communicate orally and in
writing, Ability to lift between 10 and 50 pounds, Ability to carry up to 50 pounds,
Occasionally Incurred (Less than 25% of time on job)
Ability to reach at high and low levels

WORKING CONDITIONS TYPICAL OF THIS POSITION:
Occasionally Incurred (Less than 25% of time on job)
Exposure to intermittent noise
Occasionally work more than 40 hours.

PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT TYPICAL OF THIS POSITION:
Occasionally Incurred (Less than 25% of time on job)
Use of eye protection and gloves.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Education
M.A. Art History or related major required; Ph.D. in the art field preferred; Strong academic focus on 20th
Century American Art History.
Experience/Training
One (1) to Three (3) years curatorial experience

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES TYPICAL OF THIS POSITION:

Problem Solving Skills
Ability to apply common sense and follow simple written or oral instructions.
Communication Skills
Ability to write essays, grant proposals and related exercises
Ability to read and comprehend general written correspondence, i.e., instructions, manuals, rules, etc.
Ability to write routine and general business correspondence, reports, etc.
Ability to establish and maintain effective work relationships.
Ability to discuss and respond to questions or complaints.
Ability to present to a group
Math Skills
Ability to calculate rate, ratio, percentage, discount, commission, etc.
Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, and ratios to practical situations
Computer Knowledge
Word Processing Software
Spreadsheet Software
Internet/E-mail
Desktop Publishing
Digital camera and associated programs.
Other Characteristics
Documentation and observation skills
Strong organizational skills
Ability to compare and evaluate works of art
Ability to research interpretive materials
Ability to follow established confidentiality policy
Ability to follow established safety standards
Ability to use various office equipment, i.e., copier, fax, shredder, printer, etc.
Working knowledge of applicable regulations

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The
requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations
may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Pay range: $35,000 – 45,000

To apply, please email a cover letter, resume or CV and 2 writing samples to vhouser@sama-art.org

(Posted 4/24)

Visitor Center Coordinator, Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village, Avella

About Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village operates in association with the Senator John Heinz History Center, an affiliate of the Smithsonian in Pittsburgh and Pennsylvania’s largest history museum. Meadowcroft, a National Historic Landmark, is the oldest site of human habitation in North America and features a massive rock overhang used by the region’s earliest inhabitants for shelter as early as 19,000-years-ago. Meadowcroft’s 19th century village features a covered bridge, one-room schoolhouse, blacksmith shop, church, and two log houses that create a charming country village setting. The 18th century frontier trading post emphasizes the period of European contact and the impact of the fur trade. The 16th century Indian Village includes wigwams, recreated prehistoric artifacts, and hands-on activities related to American Indian agriculture. Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village is located in Avella, Pa., Washington County, within an hour’s drive of Pittsburgh, Wheeling, W.Va., and Steubenville, Ohio.

The Senator John Heinz History Center, the largest history museum in Pennsylvania and an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, is seeking a full-time Visitor Center Coordinator for the Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village located in Avella, PA. The Visitor Center Coordinator’s primary responsibility is to oversee the front of house operations at Meadowcroft, providing excellent customer service to ensure that every visitor has an enjoyable experience that exceeds his or her expectations. Excellent customer service includes friendly and welcoming interaction through all phone, electronic, and face to face contact with the public; a positive admissions and/or group reservation process and maintaining an engaging museum store. This position coordinates the visitor center and museum shop operations, working within the annual budget to establish quality service, ensure the quality of merchandise/food, and to increase earned income from sales.

Additional tasks include providing administrative support for the Meadowcroft Director. Successful candidate must be able to work as part of a team while maintaining a high level of hospitality, courtesy, and professionalism with all guests and fellow employees.

This is a full-time position. In addition to a weekday schedule, successful candidates must be available on weekends. This position reports to the Director at Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village.

Requirements

High school diploma, bachelor’s degree desired, but not essential, willing to acquire general knowledge of American History.
One-year experience in customer relations, preferably within a museum environment.
Selected candidate must possess excellent verbal communication skills and extraordinary customer service skills. Must be familiar with point-of-sale systems and be proficient with Microsoft Office Suite and the ability to learn new software as necessary.
Pennsylvania Act 33/34/114 clearances.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or disability Minorities encouraged to apply.

Qualified applicants should apply https://www.heinzhistorycenter.org/about/work-with-us or submit a cover letter (including salary requirements) and resume to: Renee Falbo, Director of Human Resources Senator John Heinz History Center 1212 Smallman Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(Posted 4/22)

Facilities Maintenance Technician, York County History Center, York

The York County History Center, a cultural non-profit located in downtown York, PA, seeks a motivated Facilities Maintenance Technician to support the organization’s transformation into a significant county-wide and regional cultural destination. The History Center owns and operates museums, historic properties, a replica Court House and murals. The Facilities Maintenance Technician will report to the Director of Facilities and will play a key role in the maintenance of these facilities. Responsibilities include custodial work, property maintenance, meeting & event set-up and tear-down, and assisting in various museum and facility projects.

Candidates will have experience in a building maintenance or construction field. Knowledge of the maintenance of historic properties is desired. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with a team, and manage multiple projects is key to a successful candidacy.

This is a full-time position with benefits. Candidates must have a valid PA driver’s license and be able to lift up to 40 – 50 lbs. Backgrounds checks are required.

The York County History Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate because of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital or family status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, military veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. By May 1st, please submit a cover letter, resume, and three references to: Facilities Maintenance Technician Search, York County History Center, 250 E. Market St., York, PA 17403. Electronic submissions are welcome at ssmith@yorkhistorycenter.org. No phone calls, please. www.yorkhistorycenter.org
(Posted 4/16)

Executive Director, Berks History Center, Reading

The Executive Director serves in the capacity of chief executive and is responsible for the overall operations of the Berks History Center (BHC) (including the Berks History Museum and Henry Janssen Library), and reports directly to the Board of Trustees with all the rights, responsibilities, and benefits as described in the Personnel Manual. The Executive Director is responsible for overseeing the administration, programs and strategic plan of the BHC. Other key duties include fundraising, marketing, and community outreach.

The Executive Director is responsible for seeing that the tasks listed below are handled in an appropriate manner, whether directly or through delegation to members of the administrative staff. The tasks listed below may not be all inclusive of the Executive Director’s responsibilities.

Leadership

  • Participate with Board of Trustees and others as deemed necessary in developing a vision and strategic plan to guide the BHC
  • Identify, assess, and inform the Board of Trustees of internal and external issues that affect the BHC
  • Act as a professional advisor to the Board of Trustees on all aspects of the BHC activities
  • Foster effective team work between the Board and the Executive Director and between the Executive Director, staff, and committees
  • Conduct official correspondence on behalf of the Board and jointly with the Board when appropriate
  • Represent BHC at community activities to enhance the organization’s community profile
  • Bring new candidates to the Board’s Nominating Committee for Trustee consideration

Board

  • Carries out the policies and directives of the Board of Trustees and furthers the goals of the BHC
  • Provides guidance and supports the Board of Trustees in effectively discharging their responsibilities
  • Attends all Board and Committee meetings
  • Works with the Board on Long Range Plans
  • Prepares monthly reporttoBoard

Development

  • Manage the effort for the Board and Development Committee in seeking financial contributions and in-kind support
  • Prepares and submits or supervises the preparation and submission of grant applications and supporting documentation
  • Ensures that grants are spent in accordance with grant guidelines and that all reporting requirements are met
  • Ensures that all financial contributions and in-kind support are acknowledged as may be required by law or is otherwise appropriate
  • Ensures that complete and accurate records are kept of all financial contributions and in-kind support
  • Oversees Special Events Committees

Marketing, Programs and Publications (Institutional Marketing vs. Program Marketing)

  • Oversee public awareness and interest in the organization through marketing, advertising, social media activity, and publicity of the BHC exhibits, programs, and special
  • Works with staff to prepare NewsBits, The Historical Review, all Membership Updates, and the History Center Happenings
  • Oversees all publications bearing the imprint of the BHC
  • Works with Staff to develop annual programs Museum, Education, and Library
  • Oversees the maintenance and general welfare of the library and museum collections
  • Oversees the fulfillment and interpretation of The Collections Management Policies, as well as the curatorial activities pertaining to the museum and library
  • Oversees the acquisition of artifacts and collections
  • Oversees all Museum and Library exhibits
  • Directs all events and programs associated with the Henry Janssen Library and the Museum
  • Oversees Volunteer program and manages Volunteer Handbook

Personnel and Staff

  • Recruits, hires, supervises, reviews, evaluates, and disciplines all staff members
  • Administers personnel policies
  • Conducts regular staff meetings
  • Responsible for professional development of staff and self

Finance

  • Works with Finance Committee and Treasurer on developing and managing an annual budget
  • Interacts regularly with the Treasurer
  • Monitors and authorizes expenditures in accordance with the budget
  • Oversees preparation of monthly financial statements as defined by the Board, for the Board’s review and approval
  • Approves payment of all bills and invoices in accordance with the budget
  • Ensures that accurate books and financial accounts are maintained
  • Ensures that the Board and the BHC carries appropriate and adequate insurance coverage and that the Board and Staff understand the terms, conditions, and limitations of the insurance coverage
  • Oversees the purchase and implementation of the Health Benefits Plan for eligible employees
  • Responsible for all Physical grounds and Buildings Community Relations
  • Directs and/or coordinates advocacy activities at local, state, and federal levels
  • Monitors Legislative activity that affects the BHC
  • Establishes and maintains good working relationships and collaborative arrangements with community groups, funders, politicians, and other organizations to help achieve the goals of the BHC

Qualifications:

A graduate degree is preferred. Experience in business management and budget development is important.  Museum and library management, a plus. Knowledgeable in grant writing and fundraising.

Curatorial and written communicative skills and an interest in education are important. Must be able to speak to groups and have a proven record of working with volunteers. Experience in the latest exhibit techniques a plus.

Computer Skills:

Microsoft office, MS Windows, and industry specific software.

This job description does not create a contract of employment for is it intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities. All employees accept the responsibility of performing any and all duties required by the BHC.

The salary range for this position is $65,000 to $75,000.

Resumes of qualified candidates may be directed to BHCED2019@gmail.com.
(Posted 4/11)

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