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Executive Director, The Evangelical and Reformed Historical Society, Lancaster

The Evangelical and Reformed Historical Society seeks applications for an executive director. This a two-year grant funded position. The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors and works with them to carry out the current mission of the ERHS.

The Society was established in 1934 after the formation of the Evangelical and Reformed Church by the merger of the (German) Reformed Church in the United States (1727-1934) and the Evangelical Synod of North America (1840-1934). The Reformed Church first established a Historical Society in 1863 during the 300th anniversary of the Heidelberg Catechism. The Evangelical Synod established a Historical Commission in 1927. ERHS was chartered in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and granted non-profit 501(c)3 status in 1983.

The current mission of the ERHS is to collect, organize, preserve and make available for research the records of the Reformed Church and the E & R Church and to cooperate with the archives at Eden Theological Seminary in Webster Groves, Missouri which holds the records of the Evangelical Synod. The collection of the ERHS is located on the second floor of the library of Lancaster Theological Seminary (Lancaster, PA) and consists of denominational records of the Reformed Church and E & R Church, records of their regional classes and synods, records of more than 800 local churches, and over 350 manuscript collections. In addition, the collection includes books (15th-21st century) with emphasis on reformed theology, history, liturgy, hymnals, genealogy, and publications of and about the two denominations. The Society also has an extensive artifact collection relating to the denominations and from the mission fields served by them.


The primary goal this two-year, grant funded position shall be to develop long term financial resources to support and sustain the mission and work of the Society. One important aspect of this goal is to build up the endowment fund through major gifts, estate giving, charitable annuities, and foundations. A second important goal is developing financial and individual support for current programs, particularly those that will cultivate wider awareness and interest in the unique heritage of the Evangelical and Reformed traditions. This includes encouraging research and understanding among scholars and developing interpretive resources.


  • Candidates must have a BA or equivalent from an accredited college or university; an MA or M.Div. is preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience in financial management and fund raising including major gifts for the endowment and annual appeal for operating expenses.
  • Knowledge of the Evangelical and Reformed tradition sufficient to interpret and share its importance and values.
  • Excellent communication skills including effective public speaking in church and secular settings, writing, and use of media.
  • Demonstrated skills in public relations.
  • Demonstrated success in securing grants.
  • Demonstrated skills in working collaboratively with staff and board members.
  • Experience working in a non-profit setting.
  • Exhibit an exemplary moral character.


  • Seek and welcome all opportunities to interpret and enlist support for the work of the Society through speaking engagements and less formal contacts at UCC General Synod, Conferences, Associations and local churches related to the E & R traditions.
  • Work with the Development Committee and Board of Directors to arrange and follow through with meetings with potential corporate, foundation, family, and individual donors and supporters.
  • Work with the Program Committee and volunteers to design and carry out program events in a variety of locations to promote the Society and E & R history.
  • Work with the Board and staff to develop a mission statement, long and short-term goals, and strategies to fulfill the goals.
  • Work with the Board to develop programmatic priorities including increasing the scope and quality of the Society’s web presence and creating useful research materials.
  • Work with the Development Committee and volunteers to identify and apply for possible grants and similar opportunities.
  • Monitor and direct fulfillment of particular grants and gifts.
  • Work with the Development Committee and staff to direct the annual appeal for funding from families and individuals, and a similar appeal specifically to Conferences, Associations, institutions with E & R backgrounds, and churches, especially those with large record holdings at the Society.
  • As directed by the Board, work closely with the Eden Archives to find cooperative ways to serve the entire E & R heritage, as was assigned to ERHS by the former E & R General Synod.
  • As directed by the Board, supervise and support the ERHS archivist, office administrator, processors, interns, volunteers and others.
  • As directed by the Board, maintain a strong cooperative relation with our building host, Lancaster Theological Seminary and with Eden Theological Seminary, host of the Eden Archives.
  • As directed by the Board, maintain a cooperative relationship with the UCC Historical Council, the UCC Archives and other potential partners such as the archives of the Evangelical Lutheran Church, the Presbyterian Church (USA), the Reformed Church in America, local, state and county historical societies as appropriate.

This is a salaried position of $65,000 to $70,000 including benefits.Three or more years’ experience in nonprofit with proven fund raising is desirable. Weekend and evening work will be required as appropriate. Position will remain open until filled.

To apply, please submit a letter of interest, resume and three work related references to: Alison Mallin, Evangelical and Reformed Historical Society, 555 West James St., Lancaster, PA 17603,, 717-290-8734.
(Posted 3/25)


Project Manager, Eckley Miners’ Village, Weatherly

Eckley Miners’ Village seeks a dynamic project manager to assist with implementation coordination for a recently completed strategic plan.  The plan proposes several initiatives to increase site traffic and generate revenue through new uses and partnerships while maintaining the historic integrity of the site and museum education programs.  This is a part-time, temporary contract position, funded through Eckley Miners’ Village Associates and works closely with Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission staff.  Experience with fundraising, historic preservation planning, land development, project management, and community development highly desired.  Excellent written and oral communication skills are a must as are appreciation and sensitivity to diverse community needs and desires.  Please see full job description on our website  Salary range $50,000-$55,000.  Applications due April 17, 2020.
(Posted 3/19)


Museum Assistant, Hope Lodge, Fort Washington


– Assists with general museum reception and visitor services and maintains the highest standards of customer service for all visitors.

– Responds effectively and knowledgeably to questions from visitors regarding Hope Lodge including exhibit information, planned programs/events, local tourist information, and membership and volunteer opportunities.

– Responsible for all opening and closing procedures, both at the register and reception desk and in opening and closing the Hope Lodge mansion and associated buildings.

– Performs accurate retail museum shop sales, admissions, event, and membership sales to balance the day’s business in the appropriate manner.

– Provides in-depth and engaging tours of the Hope Lodge mansion and grounds.

– Answers the telephone and provides requested information. If unable to answer the question, forward the call to appropriate board members, using good communication skills and working collaboratively to do so.

– Performs museum shop maintenance, restocking supplies, and cleaning as needed to optimize the appearance of the retail sales floor and all merchandise.

– Participates in all aspects of setup/break down and staffing of Friends of Hope Lodge events in support of the organization as requested and needed.

– Assists with public, education, and fundraising programs.

– Is knowledgeable about Friends of Hope Lodge membership levels and benefits and promotes FOHL membership sales.

– Willingly and enthusiastically assists FOHL volunteer staff with tasks as needed, including administrative tasks and public and fundraising programs.

– Other duties as assigned.


– College preferred, high school or G.E.D. essential. Those with degrees in history, art history, museum studies, education, or related fields are encouraged to apply.

– A minimum of one year of work experience in retail or customer service position.

– Demonstrated interest in and aptitude for providing high-quality educational content to a diverse general public.

– Dedicated commitment to the philosophy and mission of Hope Lodge.

– Excellent customer service abilities, accuracy, enthusiasm and productive work ethic.

– Effective oral, written and interpersonal communication skills.

– Effective knowledge of Hope Lodge site and programs as well as local tourism and restaurants.

– Ability to deal tactfully and effectively with a diverse population of visitors and staff.

– Demonstrated organizational and time management skills.

– Proficiency in Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, and Power Point required.

– Ability to follow policies, procedures, and instructions to accomplish assigned tasks accurately and appropriately.

– Demonstrate a desire and ability to function as a team player, including working a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends, to accommodate the needs of the Friends of Hope Lodge.

– Public speaking experience.

-Ability to pass PA background check to work with and around children

Interested applicants should send an application in the form of a cover letter and resume to, attention President.
(Posted 3/16)


PT Museum Teacher, Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites, Bethlehem

(Part Time – Recurring Seasonal Position, $9/hr)
Museum Teachers provide a positive learning experience for school groups by delivering high-quality education programs at our museums and historic sites. Museum Teachers are responsible for learning and presenting program information in a way that makes it easy for students to understand and enjoy their visit and are responsible for facilitating hands-on learning activities to ensure that programs match curriculum expectations. Museum Teachers assist with the mission of HBMS in bringing history to life by educating the public about Bethlehem’s rich heritage.

Responsibilities: • Facilitate learning experiences at Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites • Implement educational outreach programs at area schools • Understand thoroughly educational program content • Manage groups of up to 25 school students and their chaperones • Provide safe and encouraging active learning experiences for children of all ages

Requirements: • Professional knowledge of best practices in K-8 education • Bachelor’s Degree in elementary education • One-year experience teaching K-8 students Desired Skills: • Possesses exceptional ability to relate to children and colleagues • High energy • Flexibility and strong interpersonal skills • Ability to walk and stand for up to three hours • Ability to wear period-appropriate attire during program

Work Environment and Physical Demands:
Duties of this position are performed at various HBMS historical sites. The position frequently requires standing, sitting, bending, walking and climbing stairs. Tours and programs require being outside (programs are held rain or shine). Museum teachers are required to wear a program-specific costume unless otherwise noted. Reporting Relationship: This position primarily reports to the Museum Sites & Education Manager.

Background Check: All candidates are required to pass Child Abuse Clearance Act 151, FBI Fingerprint Clearance Act 114, and PA State Police Act 34 background checks.

To Apply:
Please submit resume, cover letter, and availability to
(Posted 3/16)


PT Visitor Service Associate, Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites, Bethlehem

(Part Time, Multiple Positions Available, $9/hr)
Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites is seeking a Visitor Services Associate for the Historic Bethlehem Visitor Center in Historic Downtown Bethlehem, PA. The organization cares for 20 historic sites, including two National Historic Landmarks and provides public offerings through walking and custom tours year-round. Historic Moravian Bethlehem has been designated as a National Historic Landmark District and been placed on the US Tentative List for eventual nomination to the UNESCO World Heritage List.

This position is responsible for increasing visitor awareness of the National Historic Landmark District including the museums and sites, local events, and local businesses. This is a visitor and customer service focused position with sales transactions including merchandise, museum and tour admission. The successful candidate is independent, outgoing, and comfortable working with the general public. Through friendly and energetic interaction, the successful candidate will increase revenue which supports Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites.

• Initiate and complete sales transactions with visitors – this includes greeting every customer, suggesting purchases, encouraging sales of tours, tickets and store merchandise, and upselling at point of sale
• Promote overall HBMS support (memberships, donations, in-kind support, merchandise transaction round-ups and solicitation of special events)
• Answer phone inquiries
• Independently complete customer transactions promptly and accurately
• Request and record visitor information for enhanced marketing and outreach efforts
• Ensure that all displays and supplies are well stocked at all times and the store is neat and orderly
• Maintain and report accurate visitation statistics
• Share information about downtown activities, shops, museums and restaurants
• Ensure every guest receives high quality customer service
• Other duties as assigned

• Must be at least 18 years of age
• Previous experience with merchandise and cash-handling
• Willingness and ability to work weekends and evenings
• Must be able to lift 50 lbs and move display pieces
• Ability to work as a team player and maintain a high standard of accountability

Desired Skills:
• Previous non-profit, customer service, retail or museum experience preferred
• Ability to inspire the public to learn about our local history
• High energy – must be able to work in a fast-paced environment
• Demonstrate a sense of humor and delight in working with the general public
• Work with a high level of integrity and flexibility to enhance visitor and donor satisfaction
• Proficient computer skills and demonstrate ability to master new programs quickly
• Exceptional oral communication skills

Reporting Relationship:
This position primarily reports to the Visitor Center & Museum Store Coordinator.

To Apply:
Please submit resume, cover letter, and availability to
(Posted 3/16)


Education Manager, National Canal Museum, Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor, Easton

Title of the position: Education Manager Location: D&L Main Office – 2750 Hugh Moore Park Road, Easton, PA 18042
Reports to: Director, Museum & Education Type/Term of employment: Full- Time Exempt Compensation: $40,000-45,000 plus benefits Expected Start Date: late April 2020 General Description: The Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor (D&L) is seeking an experienced and enthusiastic individual to provide creative leadership for the D&L’s education program. The D&L currently offers several education programs for schools including the Tales of the Towpath 4th grade curriculum taught in over 70 schools, field trips in Hugh Moore Park (Easton) and at the Freemansburg Canal Education Center, and a soon to be released Cultural Ecology curriculum for high school. Through the National Canal Museum, the D&L also offers a variety of educational programs for adults and children (walks, lectures, tours, etc.) with the goal of increasing awareness of the region’s nationally significant transportation and industrial history. The Education Manager is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the education program for schools, groups, and individuals. He/she will prepare content, interpretive materials, and program logistics by applying their knowledge of educational theory and learning styles. He/she will lead a team of paid and volunteer educators to deliver high-quality field trips and other activities. The position is a full-time role (40 hours per week, M-F) based at the D&L office in Easton. Some off-site work and evenings/weekends is required. Position Responsibilities (including but not limited to): • Lead the development, implementation and evaluation of dynamic education programs for diverse audiences, which fit within and promote the D&L’s mission and vision. • Support the use of D&L curricula in schools by developing relationships with teachers and administrators and by facilitating teacher training workshops. • Work closely with museum staff on the development of exhibition-related educational material and programs. • Work with communications staff on program publicity, including the drafting and development of all printed and online education materials.
• Oversee the training, supervision and retention of education volunteers and staff and
assist with the training of museum docents.
• Oversee the collection of program statistics for all education-related activities and
report them as required.
• Develop and implement program evaluation tools to measure and interpret outcomes,
program goals and objectives.
• Play a key role in fundraising for educational programs, including drafting narratives and
program budgets for grant proposals and reporting on the use of funds.
• Assist with budget preparation by collecting data regularly to support budget and
program development.
• Build and maintain mutually beneficial partnerships with other cultural and community
• Represent the D&L to the public, members, and other stakeholders at community
events, exhibition openings and other events.
• Attend and participate in monthly staff meetings and annual full-day staff retreat.
• Other duties as assigned.
• Bachelor’s degree in Education, Museum Studies, History or a related field required;
Masters’s degree or other postgraduate certification preferred
• Minimum of two years of experience designing and implementing educational
programs; previous experience in museum education is preferred
• Experience working with teachers and schools; classroom teaching experience is desired
• Ability to speak to groups of varying ages and educational experience such as
elementary school children, high-school students, and adult and university groups
• Proven experience in supervisory and project management
• Familiarity with contemporary educational methods and philosophies, especially for
informal learning environments
• Knowledge and/or interest in the industrial history of the region covered by the
Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor
• Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills
• Strong planning, organizational and problem-solving skills
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team
• A strong attention to detail
• Ability to work a flexible schedule, including some weekends and evenings as necessary
• Valid driver’s license in good standing

Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. Work requires a variety of physical activity including walking, bending, and lifting a minimum of 25lbs.

Work Environment:
The work environment described here is representative of that encountered by the employee while performing the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. Job duties require working both indoors and outdoors. Outdoor work is largely in the spring and fall during field trips. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Full-time employment benefits include paid holidays, paid vacations, paid sick leave, Social Security, Unemployment Compensation Insurance, Workers’ Compensation Insurance, funeral (bereavement) leave and various leaves of absence, health insurance, and 403(b) retirement plan.

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

Find out more about the work we do by visiting and

Please send a cover letter, resume, and a writing sample via e-mail with the subject line “Education Manager Position” to The writing sample should be no more than five pages and should have an education focus. No phone calls please.

The Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor, Inc. (D&L) provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, the D&L organization complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.
(Posted 3/9)


Guest and Protection Services Associates, The Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia

Description: Guest and Protection Services Associates provide a best-in-class experience to every person who visits our institution. As the first line of interaction between the Barnes Foundation and all guests, the Guest and Protection Services Associate sets the tone for an exceptional guest experience, making the “customer centered” concept a daily reality in all interactions, decisions, and exchanges with guests.  The Guest and Protection Services Associates make the “customer centered” concept a daily reality in all interactions, decisions, and exchanges with guests.  Guest and Protection Services Associates are part of a team that is truly the face of the Barnes Foundation and work under the direction of the Director of Guest and Protection Services to ensure a visit to the Barnes is informative, friendly, respectful, and efficient. This includes answering questions, enforcing rules, looking out for suspicious behavior, providing assistance and engaging guests with warm and welcoming conversations about the Foundation and its collections.

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

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

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

Job Specific Competencies:

  • Warmly greets everyone in the building and on the grounds.
  • When assigned to the galleries monitor guests and the facility, answer questions, enforce rules, and act as an ambassador for the Foundation.
  • Supports other front-line staff in their duties.
  • Continuously expands personal and required knowledge of Barnes services, collection, exhibitions, and actively participates in required trainings.
  • Leads and engages in conversation with guests about the Foundation, its history, collection and special exhibits.
  • Makes guests aware of the Foundation’s classes, programs, events and gallery talk schedule.
  • Monitors guest behavior and report anything unusual to his/her supervisor.
  • Oversees the safety and protection of the Foundation’s collection, property and grounds by enforcing Foundation rules and regulations.
  • Provides superior service in greeting and assisting Barnes guests visiting the permanent collection, exhibitions and/or attending events and programs.
  • Using the training and protocol provided by the Foundation, assists guests at all interaction points including exhibition and permanent collection entrances, event arrival, coat check, facility wayfinding, building grounds.
  • Assist guests with emergency egress, medical emergencies and other duties as assigned.
  • Identify opportunities to promote memberships to interested parties.
  • Ensure that the building public and Gallery spaces are ready for visitors and guests.
  • Restocks printed materials and technology devices.
  • Provides assistance with guests’ special needs, including helping those requiring assistance with movement.
  • Handles challenging situations with the public quickly and effectively, with skill and professionalism.
  • Works with various technology platforms to scan tickets and distribute tour devices including the Barnes App, giving instructions and ensuring guest ease of use.
  • Collect guest experience feedback including suggestions, compliments, and complaints to supervisors at the end of each shift.
  • Treats all guests with respect and courtesy; works collaboratively with staff and volunteers to ensure the guest experience is positive.
  • Communicates utilizing a two-way radio and earpiece with the Foundation’s protection services command center.
  • Adheres to Foundation policies, including those regarding attendance, punctuality and dress code.
  • Serve as a critical member of the emergency response team, providing guidance and help to guests and information to the supervisor on duty for emergency situations including fire, theft, damage and protest.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Skills and Knowledge:

  • High School diploma or equivalent education and experience.
  • One (1) to two (2) years of any combination of training or experience in customer/guest services, hospitality, event management, or protection services.
  • Completion of Barnes Foundation Associate training coursework.
  • Must have a pleasant demeanor and a genuine interest in communication with members of the public and providing assistance to guests.
  • Outgoing personality with excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Possess good conflict resolution skills.
  • Ability to maintain a calm exterior presence during periods of high volume, high stress, or unusual events.
  • Demonstrate strong attention to detail.
  • Highly organized.
  • Knowledge or interest in art, protection and safety. Art background/interest a plus.
  • Must be able to engage guests in conversational English; bilingual or multilingual skills a plus.
  • Ability to understand and apply a significant amount of detailed information.
  • A demonstrated ability to multi-task.
  • Must have a flexible schedule with the ability to work weekends, including some evenings and holidays as needed.
  • Proficiency in digital tools including Microsoft products, project management packages and modern communication tools.

Competitive Benefits Include: Parking and transit flexible spending accounts; 403(b) with matching contributions; Employee Assistance Program; as well as paid sick time.

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

The Barnes Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer and we’re committed to diversity and equal opportunity in our recruitment and hiring. Qualified candidates of all backgrounds are welcome and encouraged to apply for this position. Employees have rights under other laws including, but not limited to, the Family and Medical Leave Act and the Employee Polygraph Protection Act. We participate in E-Verify.
(Posted 3/9)


Seasonal Visitor Services Staff, Eastern State Penitentiary and Historic Site, Philadelphia

Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site (ESPHS) seeks outgoing, engaging and creative professionals for the position of Seasonal Visitor Services Staff. This positions serves as the face of ESPHS. A detailed description for the position appears below; please follow specific instructions to apply.

Seasonal Visitor Services staff are responsible for creating a positive and engaging experience for each and every visitor to the penitentiary. Responsibilities include welcoming and orienting visitors when they arrive at the historic site, selling admission, working in the museum store, and promoting the membership program. Visitor Services Staff also distribute audio tour units, answer visitors’ questions, interact with the public both in person and over the phone, and maintain a clean and professional work environment.

Other responsibilities include site maintenance, which entails cleaning and taking out trash, retail duties, such as stocking shelves and keeping the merchandise storage area organized, and upholding safety and security standards. Please note that Eastern State Penitentiary is a ruin and working conditions are not always ideal. Visitor Services staff spend a significant portion of their workday in outdoor conditions.

You are a great fit for this job if you are:

  • Passionate about learning and sharing knowledge with people from a wide range of ages, backgrounds and interests.
  • Comfortable working with the public.
  • Able to provide exceptional customer service in a fast-paced environment.
  • Committed to team process and fostering a collaborative work environment.
  • Willing to work outdoors in all types of weather.

We especially encourage you to apply if you:

  • Speak a language other than English.
  • Have experience with cash handling.
  • Have experience working in retail.

Please send a resume and cover letter with your availability to  In your cover letter, please include why you want to work at Eastern State Penitentiary and what you feel makes an excellent visitor experience at a museum/historic site. The deadline for applications is Friday, March 20, 2020. No phone calls please.
(Posted 3/9)

About Seasonal Employment at ESPHS:

Positions are seasonal and part-time (minimum of three days per week), beginning in March and ending the end of November. Applicants must be available for weekday and weekend shifts (approx. 9 am to 5:30 pm); occasional evenings required. The site’s year-round staff is generally hired from the ranks of seasonal staff.

Hourly rate begins at $12.00/hr. After the completion of an evaluation process, the pay raises to $13.75/hr. Subsidized healthcare is available after a two month waiting period for seasonal staff who work a minimum of 30 hours per week. In addition, There is also a bonus for seasonal staff who complete the entire season in good standing.

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement:

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

ESPHS strongly believes in second chances and, as such, is committed to providing appropriate employment opportunities to those who have been incarcerated.  As a condition of employment, all individuals who accept an employment offer must complete a criminal background check.  Eastern State will review any criminal record and make appropriate employment decisions in accordance with applicable law and its policies.

About ESPHS:

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

ESPHS is open every day, year-round from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. For more information, please visit


Grants Associate, Brandywine River Museum of Art, Chadds Ford

PRIMARY FUNCTION: The Grants Associate will implement and manage the Museum’s foundation and government grants strategy for annual operations, educational programs, exhibitions, strategic initiatives, and capital projects; be responsible for raising significant contributed revenue through grant funding from private, government, community, and family foundations; track and manage a contributed revenue line that includes museum foundations, corporations, and individuals; and coordinate prospect research for potential museum donors.


  1. Manage and steward the existing portfolio of foundation, corporate, and government grants
  2. Proactively research and secure new funding streams for Museum projects
  3. Prepare letters of inquiry, grant applications, reports and attachments, proposals, stewardship reports, and other related grant correspondence
  4. Assist the Associate Director, Government and Foundation Relations with the overall management of the grants program to ensure timely submission of all grants and proposals; including deadline tracking, project management, and constituent follow-up
  5. Work collaboratively with Museum colleagues to identify funding needs and assist in matching existing organizational priorities with potential grant opportunities
  6. Identify potential individual donors, conduct research, and develop cultivation plans in concert with Development colleagues.
  7. Draft correspondence to individual donors for the Exhibitions Fund and other project-specific museum initiatives
  8. Assist the Associate Director of Development, Corporate Relations with identifying new corporate support
  9. Assist the Development team with other duties as needed or assigned

Interested applicants must submit the following by April 20, 2020:

  • Cover letter and resume
  • Three professional references
  • Three writing samples
  • Salary requirements


  1. Bachelor’s degree with Arts, Art History, or English major preferred
  2. At least 2 – 4 years successful fundraising experience in an arts or education setting with grant writing and organizational giving experience strongly preferred
  3. Knowledge of basic fundraising techniques and strategies and of research techniques for fundraising prospect research
  4. Experience with grant and project budget development
  5. Exceptional writing ability and excellent communication and organizational skills
  6. Experience working in a fast-paced, results-oriented environment
  7. Flexibility in meeting shifting demands and priorities
  8. Knowledge of the Museum foundation and government philanthropy landscape is strongly preferred
  9. Personally accountable for expectations, timelines, and outcomes
  10. Collaborative participant within a team environment
  11. Strong initiative and self-motivation
  12. Dedication to and enthusiasm for the mission of the Brandywine Conservancy & Museum of Art and ability to instill that passion in donors and prospects
  13. Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs is required; familiarity with Raiser’s Edge, Altru, or some other constituent relationship database is preferred

Please send your completed application to:​
(Posted 3/9)



Manager of Community Relationships, 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 MANAGER OF COMMUNITY RELATIONSHIPS extends CMOA proactively into the life of the region through communication, relationship building, and programming insuring that regional residents who are not likely to seek out the museum on their own, especially for reasons of income, ethnicity, or unfamiliarity, are encouraged and welcomed into the life of the museum and have access to its resources in ways that they find relevant and valuable to their lives.

This is a Full-time position.


– Bachelor’s degree in art, art history, art or museum education, or a related humanities field is desired; or a combination of relevant experience and education.

– Experience working in a museum or cultural institution on program design and management a plus.


– Creative and innovative thinking about museums and communities and a passion for the public function of museums and their capacity to enrich the lives of all people through art and art museum experiences;

– Demonstrated and proactive embrace of values related to diversity and inclusion in museums is required;

– Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills are essential;

– Experience working effectively in a collaborative, team-oriented environment and must have the ability to take appropriate initiative to work off site and independently while keeping all colleagues and supervisors well informed of activities in a timely way;

– Ability to engage contractors, artists, and guest presenters; to create and adhere to project goals, deadlines, budgets, and operational processes is also required.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The position requires remaining in one place and moving about for up to 3-4 hours at a time and the ability to visit locations around the region.

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

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

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

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

Please apply through the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh’s employment portal.
(Posted 3/5)


Collections and Exhibitions Manager, Historic Philadelphia, Inc., Philadelphia

The American Flag House and Betsy Ross Memorial Association, also known as the Betsy Ross House (BRH), seeks a highly motivated individual to fill the position of Collections and Exhibitions Manager.  The Collections and Exhibitions Manager will be responsible for the creation of new exhibits as well as maintaining the collections in accordance with museum best practices. The position will report to the director and work closely with staff, including our parent organization, Historic Philadelphia, Inc.

Responsibilities include:

  • Research, document, register, preserve, store and exhibit the three-dimensional object and archival collection in accordance with established standards and policies.
  • Organize and maintain a computerized collections management database and collection files.
  • Manage loans to and from the collection.
  • Recommends appropriate donations and purchases of objects. Represents the BRH in accepting title to and responsibility for museum objects.
  • Research and write text for interpretive panels, exhibit labels, web site narratives, and literature distributed by the BRH, ensuring that information is accurate and up to date.
  • Research, develop, and install temporary exhibitions. Manage and update permanent exhibitions as necessary.
  • Provides guided tours of the site for special guests.
  • Conducts two major cleanings per year of the historic house, storage spaces and the objects housed in each location, employing methods that meet current museum standards. Maintains cleanliness of these areas throughout the year.
  • Performs an annual inventory of the entire object collection.
  • Monitors the temperature, relative humidity, ultraviolet and visible light levels in rooms in which objects are housed. Strives to maintain environmental levels to provide the safest possible conditions for the long-term preservation of the historic structure and objects.
  • Researches and drafts grant proposals to fund collections and exhibition projects.
  • Supervises collections assistant and assists in management of first-person interpreters and front-line staff. Assists in staff training and overall management.
  • Works with the Director to develop and implement programs for the historic house, including women’s history month, Flag Day celebrations, events held in conjunction with our parent organization, Historic Philadelphia, Inc., and the surrounding Old City neighborhood.
  • Assists with creation of social media, public relations, and marketing content for the House.
  • Works with the Director to provide professional leadership of a 250+ year old historic site dedicated to telling women’s history.
  • Maintain collection related insurance records and file claims as necessary.
  • Along with the Director, works with Betsy Ross Board Committee, donors, and partners to ensure the long-term success of the BRH.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Experience with Past Perfect and Altru database systems a plus.

Hours are Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm, but some evening, weekend, and special event work is required. This is a full-time, benefits-eligible professional position. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Historic Philadelphia, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to diversity in our team of employees and in the stories we tell. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability.

Education Level:

A Bachelor’s degree in history, museum studies, or related field and previous experience working for a museum or historic site is required; a Master’s degree in Museum Studies, Public History, or related field is preferred.

To be considered for this position, please send cover letter including salary requirements, resume, and three professional references to Lisa Acker-Moulder, Director of the Betsy Ross House, at
(Posted 3/5)


Curator, Brandywine River Museum of Art, Chadds Ford

The Brandywine River Museum of Art, located in the metropolitan Philadelphia area, seeks a creative, energetic and dynamic curator and scholar of American art who will thrive in a fast-paced environment. In concert with the director and other members of the Museum’s curatorial team, the curator will actively partake in creating a multi-year slate of scholarly exhibitions focusing on American art. She/he will bring fresh perspectives to the Museum’s 5,000-object collection through research and installations, deepen relations with supporters and collectors, and interact with constituents through public programs and social media. The curator will assist in shaping the collection through acquisitions and deaccessioning.

Essential Functions


  • Develop original concepts for small and large exhibitions (both multi-loan projects and those utilizing the Museum’s collection) and conduct and publish research that advances scholarship in American art and engages existing and targeted audiences.
  • Coordinate exhibitions organized by outside parties.
  • Develop and monitor project budgets in collaboration with Exhibitions Manager.
  • The Curator will an active part of a national network of curators and will keep abreast of exhibition and partnership opportunities from institutional colleagues.

Collection stewardship

  • Conduct research and create installation plans that bring new perspectives to the permanent collection.
  • Contribute to refining the collection, both expanding and deepening its holdings through the acquisition of works of art of the highest quality and assessing and processing works for deaccessioning.
  • Cultivate long-term relationships with donors, collectors, scholars and art dealers to attract and secure works of art, collections and acquisition funds.
  • Make recommendations for conservation.
  • Assist in identifying funds for research and collections care—collaborating with development staff on applications.

Research, Interpretation, Programs and Outreach

  • Perform scholarly research on American art in, or proposed for, the collection, and for inclusion or examination in exhibitions, scholarly journals, lectures, and symposia. Contribute to refinement of information on the collection contained in The Museum System (TMS).
  • Develop and maintain professional affiliations with curatorial colleagues at other institutions and attend and present at conferences and professional events on behalf of the Museum.
  • Collaborate with Museum staff in the creation and management of interpretive strategies, publicity materials and public programs for a wide variety of audiences.
  • Maintain active relationships with artists, community members, lenders, donors and professional colleagues.
  • Lecture on, and lead tours of, Brandywine’s exhibitions and collections.
  • Supervise and mentor participants in summer curatorial internships.
  • Assist in providing responses to inquiries from outside scholars and the public concerning works in the permanent collection.
  • Encourage and facilitate the use of Museum’s resources with community partners.


Applicants must have a Master’s or PhD in Art History or related field with a proven focus on American art, and a minimum of eight years of curatorial experience in the field. They must have a demonstrated record of scholarly engagement and production (including exhibitions, publications and public programs), together with strong public speaking and written presentation skills. Candidates should also have a well-established network of relationships in the art and museum environments. Excellent organizational, interpersonal, communication, cultural competence, and problem-solving skills are essential.

To apply, please submit the following materials by email to Connie Scholz at no later than April 1, 2020

  • A cover letter that specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications
  • A current resume

Your resume serves as the basis for qualification determinations and must highlight your most relevant and significant work experience and education as it relates to this job opportunity. Your resume must include the dates of all qualifying experience (from month/year to month/year).
(Posted 3/5)


Executive Director, Citizens for the Arts in Pennsylvania

Citizens for the Arts in Pennsylvania Mission Statement:

Advocating for public policies and funding all to ensure the vibrant practice and appreciation of arts and culture across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Summary Description

The Executive Director’s responsibilities include the professional leadership and management of Citizens for the Arts in Pennsylvania.  The Executive Director works with the Board of Directors to develop, communicate, and execute a clear vision for the organization.  From a tactical perspective, the Executive Director is charged with managing operations, processes and programs, developing and managing the budget, growing the organization by raising funds through both donations and grants, administering the membership program, and facilitating CFA/PA activities.  He/she acts as the organization’s representative in the community, statewide and on a national level to increase visibility and influence with legislators, stakeholders and other constituencies.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (Estimated % of time spent on each functional area)

  • Community Engagement, Public Relations, and Advocacy (40%)
  • Serve as the chief advocate for the support of arts and culture at the state and national level.
  • Implement strategies to enhance the ability of Pennsylvania arts organizations to individually and collectively advocate effectively for the arts.
  • Track and report on legislation and government attitudes toward the arts.
  • Maintain contacts with members of the PA General Assembly, the Governor’s Office, the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, and the U.S. Congressional delegation from Pennsylvania.
  • Travel throughout Pennsylvania, representing CFA/PA at meetings and special events and seek opportunities to build coalitions and support as well as develop key contacts.
  • Establish timely communications with the media, government entities, and the community on official matters and to release organizational statements to the public and media.
  • Oversee development of the CFA/PA “brand” and serve as the public face of the organization
  • Manage the organizations communication vehicles including the website, e-newsletter and various social media outlets.
  • Fund Development (30%)
  • Oversee and grow the organization’s development efforts including the CFA/PA annual membership program.
  • Work with the Board to develop and implement financial development strategies and to secure funding from external sources to support CFA/PA programs, projects and needs.
  • Maintain strong relationships with donors, funders, sponsors, and volunteers to ensure essential community ties and widespread support.
  • Maintain a major donor portfolio and work with the Board and staff to sustain and expand a diversified funding base. Make one-on-one fund-raising solicitations with major donors and aggressively seek funding via public, foundation and corporate grants.
  • Organizational Leadership/Management (20%)
  • Serve as chief liaison to the Board of Directors, including facilitating agenda setting, Board member orientation and proactive communication and record keeping.
  • Advise the Board in the development of policies and procedures.
  • Assist in the selection and recruitment of Board members and Board leaders who will advance the mission of CFA/PA.
  • Partner with the Board in setting the direction of CFA/PA and in the implementation of a Strategic Plan including attainment of all strategies, goals and outcomes.
  • Lead the organization to fully implement and optimize the strategic plan and regularly communicate to the Board progress against established objectives.
  • Lead the creation of annual operating plans and budgets.
  • Continually seek to improve and develop processes and systems to enhance operational excellence.
  • Ensure compliance on all legal and official matters, including non-profit status, regulatory compliance, safety, and contract negotiations.
  • Financial (10%)
  • Working with the Treasurer and the Finance committee, oversee and monitor spending and all financial aspects of CFA/PA, assuring compliance with all laws, regulations and accounting standards. Oversee all accounting and fiduciary functions including asset management, banking, payroll, purchasing, taxes, cash management and financial reporting.
  • Provide prompt, thorough and accurate information to keep the Board appropriately informed of the organization’s financial position.


The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the job functions.

  • A track record of success and proven results in leading and managing a community focused not-for-profit community organization.
  • Ability to collaborate with community partners, stakeholders and governmental entities.
  • Exhibit a strong character with emotional intelligence, genuine interest in others and a broad perspective.
  • Ability to deal calmly, rationally and tactfully in a creative, quick-paced and sometimes stressful environment.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree plus at least 3-5 years in progressively responsible and relevant experience required.
  • Experience in public relations/public policy, fundraising, cultivating community partnerships, and collaborating with others.
  • Business acumen; sense of humor; effective interpersonal and organizational communications; project management skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Valid driver’s license and ability to drive to Harrisburg for legislative meetings/events several times a month, with a concentration in meetings/events happening from October-July each year.


  • Annual salary of $48,000-$52,000, depending on experience level.
  • Ability to tele-commute when not attending in-person meetings.
  • Four weeks of vacation plus 10 days of sick and personal leave each year with the ability to carry over 5 unused days per year.
  • 401K after first year of employment.

The CFA/PA Board has created a search committee to fill the position of Executive Director following the retirement of Hershour.  The committee, consisting of board and non-board members, is accepting applications and anticipates the selection of a successor by August 1, 2020. All questions, cover letters, and resumes should be sent to
(Posted 3/5)


Project Technician, The Franklin Institute, Philadelphia

The Franklin Institute, the most visited museum in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is seeking a Project Technician Media Systems Specialist to join our team.  The Project Technician will be responsible for supporting the Operations Technicians who support the daily exhibit operations, as well as carrying out and supporting special projects related to their specialty.  This position will have the responsibility of overseeing media based programs and systems throughout the museum’s exhibits and meeting rooms.  The Technician will focus on ensuring that all of our media based programs and systems are performing as designed, and may be called upon to develop new, temporary media interfaces for the museum’s short term exhibit installations.

The Project Technician will also be responsible for designing, modifying, and maintain new and existing exhibits programs.  Developing a preventative maintenance schedule for in-service interactives and an action plan to reduce down time or loss of software.  The Project Technician will also review plans and software for new or replacement equipment and devices.  Oversee projects related to new media systems, and meet with system engineers and installers to make sure that project milestones are completed on time and on budget.  They will be the primary contact for media suppliers and service vendors.  Make periodic tours with operations technicians and discuss device performance in the field.  Assist with the installation of temporary exhibits, and may also be required to assist the operations technicians with turning on/off the exhibits, when adequate staff is not present.

Minimum Requirements:
Qualified candidates should have a High School diploma; with two-year degree preferred or technical school certification.  3-5 years of experience in software development.  Proficient with computers and software, PC, Android and Apple products.  Be familiar with object oriented programming across a variety of languages.  Skilled in programming and app development, and feel comfortable working with Adobe Creative Suite as needed. Must know how to use basic tools and shop equipment.  Should have strong diagnostic skills and know how to prioritize repairs.  Must have good communication skills, and have the ability to deal with a diverse group of people including staff, guests, and vendors.

  • Working at The Franklin Institute

    Advance your career by working at The Franklin Institute! Applications from candidates at all levels of training, experience, and education are accepted for positions in administrative, curatorial, security, trade, and professional areas. The Franklin Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    Cover letters and resumes can be submitted to our Human Resources Department in a variety of ways:

    Email: (Please indicate the position for which you are applying in the subject line.)

    Postal Mail:
    The Franklin Institute
    ATTN: Human Resources Department
    222 North 20th Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19103

    Fax: 215.448.1121

    Delivery: 20th Street Business Entrance or Bartol Atrium Security Desk

(Posted 3/5)


Chief Operating  Officer, Rivers of Steel, Pittsburgh

Rivers of Steel Heritage Corporation, managers of the Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area, is looking to hire a chief operating officer to oversee the management and daily operation of the organization.  The Chief Operating Officer will work directly with the President & Chief Executive Officer to carry out the programs and projects, manage staff, administer budgets, and ensure that the organization is adhering to its mission.

Rivers of Steel works to elevate the economic and cultural capacity of western Pennsylvania. Founded on the principles of heritage development, community partnership, and a reverence for the region’s natural and cultural resources, Rivers of Steel develops dynamic initiatives and fosters transformative experiences designed to engage, educate, examine and excite.

Rivers of Steel’s industrial heritage attractions include the Carrie Blast Furnaces National Historic Landmark, the Battle of Homestead site, the Bost Building National Historic Landmark, and the W.A. Young & Sons Foundry and Machine Shop National Historic Landmark. Additionally, Rivers of Steel operates the 94’ Explorer riverboat, which sails Pittsburgh’s three rivers and allows for a unique perspective in conjunction with this historical narrative. In addition to promoting heritage tourism and conservation, Rivers of Steel seeks to strengthen the vitality of the region through a variety of programs that focus on education, arts and culture, natural and recreational resources, and economic and community redevelopment. In furtherance of this mission, Rivers of Steel partners with local community organizations, businesses, other nonprofits, governments and individuals throughout the greater Pittsburgh area, and along the Monongahela, Allegheny and Ohio River valleys – the very places that gave birth to the most powerful industrial heartland the world has ever seen.

Requirements & Duties of the Position

The Chief Operating Officer is responsible for implementing the daily business operations of the Rivers of Steel Heritage Corporation under the guidance of the President and Chief Executive Officer.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Assist the President & CEO in managing and overseeing the daily operations of Rivers of Steel, including, but not limited to: finances, budgets, grants, projects, programs, policies, and general business practices.
  • Assist in the development of business plans, budgets, financial strategies, and fundraising activities for project implementation at Rivers of Steel locations or throughout the eight-county National Heritage Area.
  • Monitor the progress and take action to achieve Rivers of Steel’s Strategic Plan.
  • Assist the President & CEO with the supervision of Rivers of Steel staff and the administration of Rivers of Steel policy.
  • Assist the President & CEO in determining employee policies and procedures to be adopted by Rivers of Steel.
  • Work with the President & CEO to develop partners for Rivers of Steel with other organizations, businesses, and various government entities.
  • Administer and oversee all contracts for projects and programs of Rivers of Steel including bidding and other related administrative requirements.
  • Work with the Rivers of Steel Controller to administer and oversee audits, both annual and programmatic, and report findings to the President & CEO.
  • Approve all invoices, review bank account statements, expense reports, and counter-sign checks (when necessary).
  • Develop annual grant guidelines for the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources’ mini-grant program, and other Rivers of Steel grant programs. Work with Rivers of Steel staff, the community, and other organizations in developing, implementing, and closing-out projects for the grants.
  • Assist in fund raising activities and write grants for specific projects to enhance funding potential.
  • Represent the President & CEO for Rivers of Steel at a variety of public forums, with the federal, state and local governments, partner organizations and businesses.
  • Initiate and develop partnerships with federal, state, local government funding agencies, and private foundations, to advance the goals and objectives of Rivers of Steel. Develop and implement projects as directed that advance the mission of Rivers of Steel.
  • Generate and present financial reports to the Board of Directors and its committees.
  • Research and respond to information requests from funders, associations, government agencies, etc.
  • Attend Board meetings, staff meetings, and other meetings as needed. Attend programs and events sponsored by Rivers of Steel and/or other organizations or entities as required.
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as required.

Experience and Education

A master’s degree in business or related field is preferred, or 7 to 10 years of experience in non-profit management, economic development, business, or related fields.  Excellent written and verbal communication skills is essential.  A proven record of management and the ability to handle complex situations is important.

Rivers of Steel Heritage Corporation offers an attractive compensation package including health care, dental, and vision, retirement, and other benefits.

Rivers of Steel Heritage Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

All interested applicants must submit a current resume and cover letter to by close of business on March 27, 2020.
(Posted 3/5)


Marketing and Sales, Allegheny National Forest Visitors Bureau, Bradford

Marketing & Sales. Join our team at the Allegheny National Forest Visitors Bureau, a destination marketing organization, located in McKean County, Pennsylvania. You will be responsible for the marketing and public relations initiatives of the organization including attending trade shows as we work to promote our area as a tourism destination.


  • Design and maintain a favorable public image for our tourism marketing organization
  • Work with the public and our members at our Welcome Center located in Bradford, PA
  • Coordinate all public relations activities and events with our members and the public
  • Leverage existing partnerships and cultivate new press and business contacts
  • Develop and implement media relations programs
  • Attend trade shows, organizing promotional materials for show, end of show reporting
  • Work with other team members to help promote brand recognition
  • Assist in writing, editing and producing promotional materials including monthly newsletters and web content
  • Assist other staff as needed


  • B.A. or B.S. marketing or comparable hospitality/tourism marketing experience
  • Ability to multi-task, to work independently, or as a team
  • Strong problem solving and critical thinking skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience in Word, Excel, PowerPoint; QuickBooks with design a plus
  • Deadline and detail-oriented
  • Friendly with a positive attitude
  • Ability to work as a team member in a small office environment

Position is full time based in Bradford, PA. Benefits include paid health and dental insurance. Simple IRA with up to 3% match, holiday and sick days.

Application Process:

Please e-mail resume, with salary requirements or past salary history, with 3 references to
(Posted 3/5)


Senior Director of Museum Experience, Carnegie Science Center, Pittsburgh

The SENIOR DIRECTOR OF MUSEUM EXPERIENCES at Carnegie Science Center (CSC) is responsible for leading the strategic development, design, and implementation of core museum experiences.  These experiences include:  The Rangos Giant Cinema, Buhl Planetarium and Observatory, and live demonstration theaters, permanent and travelling exhibitions, camps and classes, interpretive and gallery staff, and technicians.

This person will also be responsible for the daily operations across all museum experiences; developing, nurturing, mentoring, and systematically training a team that proactively engages with visitors and enhancing their interaction with physical objects and spaces to create fun and enriching educational experiences. This includes everything from the “first-impressions” encounters with exterior signage, displays, and interactives, as well throughout the general campus areas that not solely exhibit-related – lobby, riverfront and other public areas.

Furthermore, this person will be responsible for the development and implementation of mission-sustaining and/or revenue-generating public programs, including camps, classes, sleepovers, and value-added onsite programs for general audiences.

In addition, the Senior Director of Museum Experiences will collaborate with other organizational leaders to nurture and implement team vision, goals, and strategies aimed at demystifying science and technology, developing STEM/science literacy, career awareness, and increasing participation in science and technology of all CSC visitors – Pre-K through adult – through unique, engaging, relevant, fun, educational, and interactive experiences.

Of primary importance is the ability to create a holistic experience through the Science Center where exhibits, programs, theaters, and educational content interrelate  to reinforce the topics and content offered in a teaching, inspiring, and delighting experience.

TO APPLY: Visit; Click Search Jobs; Locate Requisition #394 – Senior Director of Museum Experiences; Click Apply; Complete On-line application  To submit both a resume and cover letter, save documents as ONE .pdf and upload accordingly.


– Bachelor’s degree in education, science, STEM or related field required or equivalent experience with a graduate degree preferred;

– Must have at least five (5) years’ experience in a museum, educational setting, information learning environment, or similar setting, as well as supervisory experience;

– Must have experience managing revenue-generating programs and possess strong business acumen and project management skills.


– Must be a proven leader with a successful track record of innovation and growth;

– Must show initiative thinking, possess an entrepreneurial approach to program development funding and implementation, and bring an understanding of business principles into educational program development;

– Must demonstrate a consistent success in selecting and developing employees to achieve results through a team-oriented approach that emphasizes safety, courtesy, positive visitor experience, and efficiency.


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

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
(Posted 3/2)


President, Chester County Historical Society, West Chester

Founded in 1893, the Chester County Historical Society (CCHS) is a nonprofit organization that serves as the official county history museum, history education center, and historical repository of Chester County, Pennsylvania, one of the Commonwealth’s original counties.   The 56,000 square foot museum has a budget of $1.4 million, a staff of 17 full and part-time, includes seven exhibition galleries, 80,000 museum artifacts, a research library with over 700,000 manuscripts and 20,000 reference volumes, a photo archives of more than 100,000 photographs, and public programming space. CCHS presents a vibrant array of programs for children, families, and adults, and a robust set of school programs, including the regional National History Day competition.  CCHS also jointly administers, with the County of Chester, the Chester County Archives and Records Services, located nearby in the Chester County Government Services Center.  CCHS benefits from the resources of its location in the Brandywine Valley and its proximity to Philadelphia. More information is available at

For over 125 years, CCHS has been the storyteller of Chester County, teaching, preserving, and sharing over three centuries of Chester County history. CCHS is proud to have hosted over 35,000 guests, including over 9,000 students each year to our exhibitions, programs, and presentations, informing and inspiring each of them.  We consider education of the expanding Chester County community to be one of our most important goals.

Our Mission Statement is that CCHS “inspires, informs, and builds community identity by preserving and sharing the remarkable story of Chester County and its people.  CCHS fulfills this mission through: acting as steward of an unparalleled collection of artifacts, manuscripts, photographs and volumes that document over 300 years of County heritage; offering innovative educational programs and exhibitions that draw on the collections to bring history to life; and, helping audiences explore their own histories through Historical Society resources and staff experience.”

CCHS is currently undergoing a comprehensive redesign of its core exhibition galleries, replacing exhibitions that are now two decades old.  The project, planned to open in June, will be followed by the installation of visible storage in two additional galleries.  New historical research and audience studies will substantially expand interpretive themes and topics, strengthening the exhibits’ relevance to existing topics to multiple audiences.

Position Description:  The Board of Trustees is looking for an experienced, dynamic, and visionary leader who is passionate about the role of history in inspiring and informing the lives of people today.  The President must spearhead development activities and oversee all aspects of the institution, fostering a productive, collegial, and respectful workplace. This position further requires a leader with strong fundraising skills to address the growing financial needs for an institution in transition.  The President serves as the chief executive officer of the museum and reports to the Board of Trustees.


  • Development: Provides dynamic leadership in the friend and fundraising efforts of the museum, including initiating and supporting donor relationships, overseeing fundraising campaigns and events, implementing a comprehensive development plan, and providing support and priority to the Director of Development and the Development Committee.   CCHS’s donor universe includes all companies doing business in Chester County and all families who reside in Chester County.  The President will be expected to develop and cultivate relationships with the corporate community in terms of linking the company’s mission to history.  Relationships with families will include an emphasis on children, to inspire an affinity for history and genealogy which may resonate in financial support.
  • Community engagement: Represents CCHS as the chief executive officer with its many internal and external constituencies, including government officials, business leaders, institutional, and cultural partners, and acts as an advocate for regional history, lifelong learning, and cultural engagement in various capacities. Enhances the organization’s public image in order to expand interest and support.
  • Grant writing: Manages and supervises grant applications.
  • Leadership initiatives: Creates and encourages a culture of innovation and creative thinking among the staff, volunteers, board members, and community partners to address how historical understanding can inform present-day issues and opportunities and enrich community identity. Works with the Board of Trustees, staff, and stakeholders to develop, implement, and evaluate a strategic plan for the organization.
  • Financial Management: Oversees the financial well-being of the institution, including budget, cost control, financial controls, banking, insurance, and the reporting of all financial results to the Board.
  • Management:  Manages, supervises, and provides professional guidance to the Management Team (Directors of Development, Collections, Education and Finance) as well as the staff of the entire organization, and ensures that appropriate policies and procedures are in place. The President will be knowledgeable about the significance of the CCHS collections to the Chester County region.


  • Proven record of fundraising expertise and success
  • Ability to effectively network for the organization, interacting effectively with a diverse group of stakeholders
  • Advanced degree in nonprofit or business administration, history or museum studies, or related field
  • Minimum five years in a senior-level leadership role
  • Strong understanding of nonprofit financial management
  • Solid record in working effectively with nonprofit boards
  • Broad knowledge of museum, library, and educational standards, practices, and trends
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent writing and public speaking skills
  • Direct or supervisory experience in exhibition or program development
  • Commitment to a culture of diversity and inclusion
  • Strong project management, problem solving, and critical thinking skills

Please submit a resume or CV, cover letter, and at least three professional references by midnight on March 31, 2020 to

Review of applications will begin upon receipt. The new President of CCHS will ideally assume the post prior to the end of June 2020. Salary range $80,000 – $100,000 DOE plus a benefits package commensurate to the position.
(Posted 2/26)


Grants and Contracts Administrator, Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh

There’s no cultural organization in the world quite like Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh. With a legacy of discovery and outreach dating back to 1895, today we are a family of four diverse, dynamic museums; Carnegie Museum of Art, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Carnegie Science Center, and The Andy Warhol Museum. We’re committed to being inclusive, both onsite and online, and to exploring with our audiences the big ideas and issues of our time.

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

Home to ancient artifacts and specimens, priceless artwork, and industry-leading STEM education programming, Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh receives support from an array of philanthropic partners to grow and share its resources with the public. In support of the museums’ offerings, the Institutional Partnerships team at Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh seeks a driven, organized, solutions-oriented GRANTS AND CONTRACTS ADMINISTRATOR to track and manage end-to-end philanthropic requests to its foundation, corporate, and government partners.

The Grants and Contracts Administrator will be responsible for managing more than 250 active and prospective solicitations (representing $12M – $20M annually) and will play a critical role in coordinating workflow and communication among front-line fundraising staff, grant writers, the prospect management and research team, and the four Carnegie Museums. As well, you will be responsible for managing a large volume of solicitation data and developing and implementing effective pre- and post-award processes for the Institutional Partnerships team. They will maintain a working knowledge of Carnegie Museums’ active and prospective grants and contracts and a thorough understanding of funders’ administrative requirements.

Please visit the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh’s employment portal to apply.

PLEASE NOTE:  Only candidates that submit a cover letter with their application will be considered.  Within the text of the cover letter, candidates should respond, at a minimum, to the following questions:
What interests you in the Grants and Contracts Administration opportunity at Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh and what uniquely qualifies you for the role?
What are your professional goals and how will serving on the Institutional Partnership team help you achieve these goals?

Save your cover letter AND resume as one .pdf and upload within the on-line application.  If you are unable to do so, send your cover letter to and the cover letter will be uploaded into your candidate profile.

– Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience;
– Three years’ development and/or project management experience.
 – Master’s degree plus supervisory experience;
– Demonstrable experience with grant/contract administration, database management, and process development and implementation;
– Familiarity with the local, regional, and national funding community;
– Experience with Raiser’s Edge software;
– Experience with various online grant/report submission vehicles and portals


– Exceptional project, time, and data management skills;

– Excellent verbal, written, persuasive and collaborative communication skills;
– Highly organized and capable of synthesizing data quickly while maintaining a strict attention to detail;
– Ability to prioritize tasks, and work accurately within the deadlines of a fast-paced work environment;
– Maturity, diplomacy, and confidentiality in dealing with donors and colleagues alike;
– Ability to craft, edit, and proofread proposals, reports, correspondence, and/or solicitations.

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
(Posted 2/26)


Digital Communications Coordinator, The Museum of the American Revolution, Philadelphia

he Digital Communications Coordinator will assist in the planning, management, and execution of digital marketing and content development for the Web, social media, and e-mail campaigns, and manage special projects including video and audio production. This position reports to the Digital Content Manager.

Primary Responsibilities:

Coordinate all social media platforms for the Museum to engage target audiences and support the implementation of the marketing and communication strategies

Write and schedule posts. Create social stories, short videos and other features.

Oversee cross-departmental social media working group

Track goals and metrics to measure social media success and draft

monthly reports

Monitor and engage with social media audience, i.e. read, review, and respond to comments, shares, questions, etc.

Produce social media posts, photography, and occasional videos at Museum live events and programs

Manage in-house paid social media ad buying and execution, primarily on Facebook for event promotion and post boosts

Working with the Marketing team, seek opportunities for digital partnerships with other institutions.

Responsible for writing in short and long formats for various outlets such as newsletter, emails, website, and social posts. Also provide editorial review internally to ensure consistent messages across departments.

Maintain an editorial calendar for web, email and social media content.

Manage digital assets (video, photographs, etc.) for use in digital, print, and other materials as needed, including photography and image editing.

Assist with live event streaming production as well as strategize and execute its digital promotion and distribution.

Draft and edit copy and images for monthly Museum events and content emails for GA and member audiences.

Stay up-to-date on current digital trends and bring new ideas to the Museum’s digital space.

Assist with maintaining the Museum’s two websites; create new events and pages; format images; propose and develop new content.

Participate in creative planning and brainstorming meetings.  Actively contribute ideas and strategies for expanding awareness and generating online contributions to support the Museum.

Manage special projects as needed.


2-3 years relevant professional experience;

Solid written and verbal communication skills with strong storytelling capabilities

Deep familiarity and experience with social platforms (Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn) to engage a target audience

Experience with social media tools for business, including those offered by the major platforms and third parties.

Familiarity with paid social media buying and optimization preferred.

Ability to work nights, weekends and holidays as needed.

Photography and/or videography background and editing skills a plus

Knowledge of Drupal Content Management system, HTML and CSS

Ability to effectively manage and prioritize multiple projects;

Energetic and enthusiastic personality, good interpersonal skills;

Ability to work independently and as part of integrated team.

Bachelor’s degree, with a demonstrated interest in history and the founding era preferred.

The Museum of the American Revolution ( is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume and three professional references to
(Posted 2/26)


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

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

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

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

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

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

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

Candidate Profile:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Qualifications, Skills and Abilities Required:

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

Physical Requirements And Working Conditions:

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

Expected hours: 37.5 per week

Please send your resume, references and cover letter to
(Posted 2/26)


Executive Director, Arch Street Meeting House Preservation Trust, Philadelphia

The Arch Street Meeting House Preservation Trust (ASMHPT) is a nonprofit corporation formed in 2011 as a support organization of the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting to oversee the preservation, operation and educational programs at the Arch Street Meeting House and grounds.  Its mission is to increase public understanding of the impact and continued relevance of Quakers and Quaker history.  The executive director will lead the organization as it seeks to be the preeminent destination for experiencing and learning about Quakers’ unique contributions to society.

Arch Street Meeting House is a National Historic Landmark, and the largest Quaker meeting house in the world.  It attracts over 30,000 visitors and interest from around the world each year.  A significant number of visitors are school children. In its programming it makes a special effort to engage the diverse peoples in the Philadelphia region.  The Arch Street Meeting House is owned by the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, and it continues as an active meeting house for the Monthly Meeting of Friends of Philadelphia.

A comprehensive position description will be made available to qualified applicants. The Board of Trustees seeks an Executive Director with demonstrated capability in:

Strategic Planning and Plan Implementation


Communications and Stakeholder Collaboration

Sensitivity to Quaker Values

Of these competencies, the Board intends to prioritize Fundraising and Strategic Planning and Plan Implementation.  Applicants are requested to focus emphasis on their relevant experience in these areas.

For more information about Arch Street Meeting House, please visit the following sites:

  • Arch Street Meeting House web site:
  • Arch Street Meeting House Named National Landmark WHYY

  • Arch Street Meeting House/2112 WHYY Young Journalists

  • Arch Street Meeting House Becomes National Historic Landmark You Tube

American Artifacts: American History TV, CSPAN3 Preview:  Arch Street Meeting House-Philadelphia:

  • Monthly Meeting of Friends of Philadelphia (Arch Street Quakers)

The salary range for the position is $70,000-80,000 and comes with a comprehensive benefit package including health insurance, retirement and paid time off. The ASMHPT is an Equal Opportunity Employers; diverse candidates are encouraged to apply.

Applications consisting of cover letter and resume must be directed to ASMHPT Search Committee at  Applications submitted by March 15, 2020 will receive full consideration. PHONE CALLS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
(Posted 1/15)


Posting a job opening with PA Museums

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