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PT Financial Coordinator, PA Museums, Harrisburg

PT
12 hours/week
$20/hour

Flexibility to work from home half of this time.

PA Museums, Pennsylvania’s statewide museum association, seeks a Financial Coordinator to help manage the day-to-day operations of a nonprofit organization with an annual budget of under $300,000. The Financial Coordinator reports to the Executive Director and is responsible for administrative duties around the organization’s finances. The Financial Coordinator uses Quickbooks, Microsoft Office tools like Word and Excel, and web-based tools to manage bank accounts and e-commerce accounts. The Financial Coordinator regularly communicates with the organization’s accounting services professionals, contractors and/or vendors, and PA Museums’ Executive Director aligned with PA Museums’ Financial Controls and Finance Policy approved by the organization’s Board of Directors.

Essential duties:

Accounts payable
Accounts receivable
Payroll/Payroll taxes
Filing
Reporting
Tracking restricted funds vs. operational funds
Banking/reconciliation
Maintains accounting for investment accounts.
Prepares transfers of funds for the Executive Director

Qualifications

1-3 years bookkeeping experience with a nonprofit organization
Excellent communications skills
Attention to detail

Requirements

PA Museums’ office is located in the State Museum in Harrisburg.  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

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

PA Museums is an Equal Opportunity Employer that actively seeks and employs without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, transgender, pregnancy, medical condition, national origin, age veteran status, disability, citizenship, ethnicity language, socio-economic status, family or marital status or other classifications identified and protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.

Position is open until filled.
Start date: January 2022

Please email a cover letter and resume to rusty.baker@pamuseums, Rusty Baker, Executive Director, PA Museums, 300 North Street, Rm 504, Harrisburg, PA  17120 for consideration.
(Posted 12/2)

Educational Programs Manager, The American Helicopter Museum and Education Center, West Chester

  1. OVERALL RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Educational Programs Manager is responsible for the development, management, evaluation, and marketing of all educational programs. This includes but is not limited to school programs, tours, workshops and outreach programs. The incumbent assists with writing educational materials for various ages to and marketing materials to publicize the educational programs. In addition, the incumbent assists with the development and creation of exhibits and various other tasks (fundraising, clerical work, etc.) as assigned.

  1. GENERAL DUTIES:

The Educational Programs Manager is responsible for the following:

  1. Developing program budgets, ordering teaching classes, recruiting and training volunteers, and drafting program evaluations.
  2. Training volunteers and staff to assist with programs.
  3. Developing school programs and thematic tours, training staff and volunteers to deliver these programs, and leading tours of the Museum.
  4. Working with the Executive Director by suggesting, planning, designing, implementing and/or supervising the implementation of public educational programs, workshops and events both in-house and outreach. This duty includes developing and maintaining budgets, selecting speakers and programs, writing and overseeing the design and production of invitations and promotional literature and press releases and supervising the event and writing final narrative and financial reports.
  5. Seeking partnerships with area schools and educational resources to expand the Museum audience and community outreach.
  6. Work with the Executive Director to develop a master marketing plan which includes developing an annual calendar of events, writing and mailing press releases and purchasing advertisements as appropriate to market all aspects of the Museum including the museum store, programs and events, group tours and bus tours. This includes developing and maintaining a marketing budget, overseeing the production of marketing materials (including writing them, hiring designers or printers to ensure content and consistency of messages) and mailing them.
  7. Analyzing, improving and promoting visitor services, attendance and conducting visitor surveys as necessary.

This position description is not intended to be all-inclusive. It can be modified. The employee will also perform other reasonably related museum duties as assigned.

III.             REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS:

The Educational Programs manager reports to the Executive Director who is responsible for day-to-day supervision. The Educational Programs Manager will work with other staff and volunteers as appropriate.

  1. SKILLS REQUIRED:

–     Excellent communication skills, written and verbal

–          Strong organizational and project management skills; problem solving skills

–          Ability to work well with co-workers and volunteers

–          Ability to understand the educational field and curriculum-specific information

–          Ability to create age-appropriate learning experiences.

–          Ability to operate the Microsoft Office Suite and Google business products

–          Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.

–          Ability to work under stress.

–          Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in appropriate field preferred or equivalent experience.

  1. SCHEDULE:

This is a FULL-TIME salaried position. The incumbent’s work schedule includes Fridays, 9-5, Saturdays, 9-5, and Sundays 11-5; the rest can be scheduled during normal business hours as the incumbent desires. The salary starts at $37,500/year and includes an attractive benefit package including retirement and healthcare. Please send an email including a cover letter and resume to info@americanhelicopter.museum. No phone calls, please.
(Posted 11/30)

Curator/Associate Curator, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia

The Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania seeks a creative, self-motivated, and intellectually curious individual to join the curatorial team as an Associate Curator / Curator in service of ICA’s mission to connect with diverse publics through the support of artists and ideas that explore, contextualize, and resonate with the socio-political conditions of our time.

Reporting to the Chief Curator and working closely with the Director of Curatorial Affairs, the Associate Curator / Curator is a key member of the curatorial team who works closely alongside colleagues across departments in ICA’s dynamic and collaborative environment. In addition to generating original scholarship in the form of exhibitions (spanning group, thematic, and solo formats), programs, websites, and publications, the Associate Curator / Curator will propose projects that embrace different formats, platforms, perspectives, disciplines, and temporalities.

The ICA is a non-collecting laboratory of artistic experimentation that privileges polyvocality, collaboration, and interdisciplinarity. This work takes the form of exhibitions, commissions, performance, publications, and special projects that champion underrecognized artists and ideas.

The institution’s mission is bolstered by its position as a center within the University of Pennsylvania. Working within a leading research university provides multiple opportunities to be in dialogue and to collaborate with colleagues and students across campus. ICA’s location in University City also mandates that its work connect with its immediate neighbors in West Philadelphia while staying in dialogue with the concerns of a broader, international art community.

The successful candidate is a generous colleague and a good communicator. They have a passion for creative curatorial projects that prioritizes ICA’s drive to make diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging a focus and understand it as key to advancing ICA’s history of advocating for artists, research, and dialogues that encourage an exchange of ideas on art and society. They will be expected to center this work at every stage of the process––from incubation to realization––and to consider how their projects engage multiple perspectives and communities, as well as their immediate colleagues within the ICA.

The Associate Curator / Curator manages all aspects of curatorial project development including but not limited to: exhibition research, writing, exhibition credits, rights and reproductions, exhibition checklists, publications, and administrative duties, and they will work closely with ICA’s Curatorial Project Manager and Administrative Coordinator on payments, budgets, and distribution of materials. The Associate Curator / Curator represents ICA within the wider community and contributes to ICA Development, Marketing, Public Engagement & Research, and Curatorial projects/events as determined by the Curatorial Department.

Responsibilities

Provide ICA with curatorial expertise within a collaborative and mission-focused environment that prioritizes diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. Actively engage in original research and development of curatorial works spanning group, thematic, and solo exhibitions, as well as curatorial projects that are not limited to but include a focus on emergent artistic and cultural practices, bring to light overlooked artists and ideas, and explore issues that contextualize and resonate with the socio-political conditions of our time. Conduct studio visits and develop relationships with artists and thinkers. 25%

Conceive of original exhibitions including new research and proposal of artists and ideas, budgeting, and correspondence. Produce essays, exhibition checklists, develop audience-facing didactics, gallery tours, correspondence, manage publications, and other interpretive materials. Work collaboratively across teams, including working closely with Development on grant narratives and funding strategies; contributing to programming in tandem with Public Engagement and Research; and working with Marketing on outreach initiatives including press releases, ICA’s online presence, and social media. Contribute to IDEA@ICA, a staff-led group focused on ensuring inclusion, diversity, equity, and access are centered in everything we do. 25%

Manage workflow and maintain aspects of their developed exhibitions and any related programs and publications. Duties include: coordination of budgeting with Director of Curatorial Affairs, maintenance of timelines and contributors with Chief Curator, liaise with outside vendors and suppliers, and miscellaneous administrative responsibilities. Works closely with ICA Curatorial Project Manager and Administrative Coordinator on payments and distribution of materials. Contribute productively to cross-department program meetings. Communicate across departments as exhibitions develop to maintain flow of communication and resource sharing. Mentor fellows, work-study students, and student board as applicable. 25%

Represent ICA within the University and the art community; attend ICA Development, Marketing, Public Engagement & Research, and Curatorial events including ICA co-produced events as necessary and attend outside art openings, programs, conferences, lectures, and meetings. Actively visit graduate departments, galleries, and nonprofit arts organizations. Participate in local and global art communities, and present new ideas from the field to the curatorial team. Develop original lectures for external venues. Contribute to identifying traveling exhibitions and venues for ICA exhibitions. 20%

Other duties and responsibilities as assigned. 5%

Qualifications:

Associate Curator

Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts, Art History or related field is required, Master’s Degree in Fine Arts or Art History is preferred, and 3 to 5 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.

A passion for ICA’s mission and belief in art as a powerful engine for positive social change.

A passion for supporting underrepresented artists and emerging ideas in contemporary culture.

Art-related experience in a gallery, presenting organization, or museum setting is essential.

Experience conducting original research to develop curatorial projects spanning group, thematic, and solo formats.

Must have excellent communication, writing, public speaking, and interpersonal skills.

Must possess exceptional organizational skills, be detailed oriented and the ability to prioritize and meet deadlines.

An interest in working collaboratively, mentoring staff, and contributing to a strong and inclusive work culture.

Ability to work evening hours for events and some weekends required.

Knowledge of art publishing production a plus.

Knowledge of Filemaker Pro, Adobe Suite, Powerpoint, and Excel a plus.

Curator

All qualifications above and a track record of developing original research, realizing curatorial projects spanning group, thematic, and solo formats, as well as writing, editing, and producing publications.

Application Requirement:

A Cover Letter and Resume/CV are required to be considered for this position. Please upload your Cover Letter where it asks you to upload your Resume/CV; multiple documents are allowed.

Associate Curator Budgeted Pay Range:

$60K — $65K commensurate with education and experience

Curator Budgeted Pay Range:

$70K — $75K commensurate with education and experience

Please apply via the University of Pennsylvania’s job application portal.
(Posted 11/29)

Registrar, Northampton County Historical and Genealogical Society, Easton

Job Function: Registrar/Collections Manager 

Job Type: 1 year fixed-term contract (Full time) 
Min Education: MA or BA/BS with commensurate experience in collections management, museum studies, conservation, preservation, archives, and/or library science. 

Min Experience: 1-3 Years 

Required Travel: 10-20% 

Compensation: $35,000.00 / 32hrs per week
Remote work is allowed when appropriate, occasional nights/weekends. 

Reports to:  Curator of Collections and Exhibitions; Executive Director  

Applications accepted until: December 15th interviews start immediately.   

SUMMARY 

Alongside Curator of Collections & Exhibitions, the Registrar is responsible for the care, preservation, security, and storage of Society’s history, art, ethnographic, textile, ceramic, archival, and library collections. Responsible for creating, organizing, and maintaining all records relating to the permanent collection, as well as assisting with new accessions, incoming, and outgoing artifact loans. Supervise collections interns and volunteers. Direct some special projects relating to collections.   

ABOUT NCHGS 
Established in 1906, NCHGS is Northampton County, Pennsylvania’s leading institution of local history and is home to significant collections of pre-European settlement artifacts, decorative arts, textiles, farming implements, colonial furniture, and the award-winning Destination: Northampton County exhibition which celebrates immigration, diversity, and community building. The Sigal Museum opened in the summer of 2010, offering guests interactive exhibits, self-guided and docent-led tours, special children’s programs, and lecture series on local and American history. It is one of four museums and historic sites operated by Northampton County Historical and Genealogical Society in historic downtown Easton. The Sigal Museum is also home to the Jane S. Moyer Library, which provides a wealth of resources for students, scholars, and genealogical researchers. 

The Charles Chrin Gallery at Sigal Museum serves as a showcase for rotating special exhibits that highlight collections of Northampton County Historical and Genealogical Society and its partners. The Sigal Museum’s Discovery Room of hands-on, interactive history hosts school groups and family activities, as well as Cops ‘N’ Kids Reading Room literacy programs. 

NCHGS collaborates actively with local cultural and community organizations to enrich its exhibitions, programs, and events, and to enhance the quality of life in the Lehigh Valley. Groups include the NAACP, churches, temples, synagogues, LGBTQ+ community centers, institutions of higher learning, and many more. NCHGS is also the leader of the Lehigh Valley Passport to History group, a partnership of nearly 50 museums, historical societies, and cultural organizations who have banded together to share resources.  

Our Mission: We share the stories of Northampton County’s past to encourage personal reflection, community dialogue, and an understanding of history’s impact on our lives. 

Our Vision: Through exploring local history, we will foster a more respectful, caring, and inclusive community. 

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES  

  • Develop plan for digitizing library and archives records, and teach said plan/methodology to volunteers, interns, and staff members. 
  • Assist the Curator with assessing and monitoring the current state of the collection at all locations.
  • Regularly conduct condition reporting, maintenance, and inventorying of collection objects.
  • In conjunction with the Curator, develop a collections strategy for future collections care and handling.
  • Maintain and update the collections database (PastPerfect) regularly.
  • Assist in museum collection acquisitions, cataloging, preservation, maintenance, exhibition, and interpretation with an emphasis on the existing collection at Sigal Museum, 1753 Bachmann Publick House, 1807 Jacob Nicholas House, 1833Mixsell-Illick House, and Kressler  
  • Supervise, direct, and lead volunteers and interns on projects that will benefit the collection.
  • Make recommendations to Curator for budgetary requirements of collections, preservation, and storage efforts.
  • Attends collections committee meetings regularly alongside curator.
  • Other duties as assigned. 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required: 

  • Support the mission and vision of NCHGS as a collaborative team player and successfully represent NCHGS at networking events, meetings, and at professional presentations.
  • Management skills including leadership and supervisory skills, problem analysis and decision making, planning and organizing, interpersonal sensitivity, management control, adaptability, flexibility, stress tolerance, and time management.
  • Knowledge of current best practices and procedures for collections and historic site management including museum ethics.
  • Respect the diversity, equality, and dignity of all persons.
  • Provide proactive and excellent written and oral communication including but not limited to, effectively listening to staff, members, donors, visitors, community members, and researchers, providing timely and accurate information, offering solutions, and ensuring follow up.
  • General knowledge of American, Pennsylvanian, and/or local history.
  • Knowledge of museum/archival software (PastPerfectpreferred). 
  • Skilled in standard office equipment. Experience with computer design programs is preferred.
  • Knowledge of digitizing museum collections.
  • Work with staff to support the NCHGS strategic plan and collections management plan.
  • Offer excellent research, writing, and project management skills.
  • Capable of seeing, walking, standing, andlifting up to 40 lbs. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. PPE must be worn when applicable. Must possess a valid driver’s license throughout employment. Must successfully pass all required child abuse and background checks. Must be available to work occasional nights and weekends. 

TO APPLY

Please submit a resume, list of past exhibitions (and publications, if any), and three references to Andrew Glovas, Director of Operations, at info@northamptonctymuseum.org or by mail to Sigal Museum 342 Northampton St. Easton PA 18042 Attn: Andrew Glovas. No calls please.
(Posted 11/29)

Diversity Research Historian, Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor, Easton

The Diversity Research Historian is a temporary, grant-funded position (Jan-Dec. 2022) to research and share the under-represented stories of women and African-Americans relating to the industrial heritage of Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor (a five-county region in eastern Pennsylvania). He/she/they will initially focus on uncovering personal narratives of women for the special exhibition entitled “Beyond Rosie and Rivets: Industrial Women in the D&L Corridor”. Scheduled to open in April 2022 at the National Canal Museum, it will delve into the untold stories of the women who worked in some of our region’s iconic industries, such as steel and silk production, and explore issues of gender discrimination and the evolution of women in the American workforce. He/she/they will also add to the historical record by conducting oral history interviews with women who held/hold industrial jobs about their experiences. Following the exhibition’s opening, the focus of the Historian will shift to investigating the roles of African-Americans in the D&L Corridor, particularly on the region’s anthracite canals and related industries from 1830 to 1930. The research objectives will be to collect and interpret population and employment data about African-Americans in the Corridor as well as individual stories of the lives of local African-American men and women, especially as it relates to their work on the canals, railroads, and other related industries. As there has not been previous significant scholarship in this area, we expect this will involve considerable research using primary resources such as oral histories, census data, and employment records held in archives throughout the region. It will also involve outreach to community partners such as the local chapter of the NAACP. Throughout the year, the Historian will also produce engaging content related to their findings for social media and the museum’s website, and seek opportunities to present research findings at both academic and public forums. The position is based at the D&L office in Easton, PA (a medium-sized city with diverse cultural histories located an hour from both Philadelphia and NYC). The position will require travel to archives throughout the region, including the PA State Archives in Harrisburg.

Position responsibilities:

  • undertaking archival research of both primary and secondary sources held by the National Canal Museum and other regional archives
  • conducting outreach to community groups to establish collaborative relationships
  • recording oral history interviews with relevant individuals
  • drafting accurate and engaging text for social media posts, blogs, and interpretive panels
  • contributing to the development of the 2022 National Canal Museum special exhibition on women in industry
  • developing a paper or poster for presentation at professional conferences and/or public forums
  • participating in monthly staff meetings and annual staff retreats
  • other duties as assigned

Requirements

  • Master’s degree in American History, Public History, Women’s or Africana Studies, or a related field (or equivalent combination of education and experience)
  • Historian specializing in labor, industry, or infrastructure especially preferred
  • Experience in conducting research utilizing both primary and secondary sources
  • Experience with oral history best practices and techniques is desired
  • Experience with producing engaging content for digital/online platforms
  • Excellent organizational, project, and time management skills
  • Proficiency using MS Office software (Word, Excel, Outlook) and Adobe software (Acrobat and Photoshop)
  • Positive interpersonal skills and willingness to collaborate in a team environment
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work independently with minimal oversight
  • Valid driver’s license in good standing

Physical Demands: Work requires a variety of physical activity including sitting or standing for extended periods of time, kneeling or crouching, and lifting up to 30lbs. The employee may need to climb a step ladder to reach objects on higher shelves. The employee is required to use hands to feel and handle objects. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision and depth perception. 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 Environment: Work for this position will include being in climate-controlled spaces for extended periods of time. These spaces are kept at 63 degrees year-round. The noise level in work areas is usually quiet to moderate. 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. 

Salary: $42,500 plus benefits

Background: The Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor (D&L) preserves the historic pathway that carried
anthracite coal and iron from Wilkes-Barre to Bristol, PA. 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 over 165 miles from the mountains of northeast Pennsylvania, along rivers and through the Lehigh Valley and
Bucks County. In 2017, D&L merged with the National Canal Museum to incorporate the archives, museum, canal boat
and educational programs into preservation and education efforts. Today, we are an AAM accredited Smithsonian 
Affiliate and an 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.

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.

Apply online at https://delawareandlehigh.org/about/team/dl-diversity-research-historian/.
(Posted 11/28)

Executive Director, Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm, Stroudsburg

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

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

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

  • Provide leadership in establishing the goals and objectives for the organization, its promotion, growth and fundraising
  • Collaboration with the Board of Directors to advance the mission of Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm.
  • Work closely with the Director of Education and Programs to provide the visiting public with informative, accurate, and engaging information about Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm, Pennsylvania German history, the history of Pennsylvania, Agricultural history, and 19th century America.
  • Maintenance and expansion of sustainable funding streams including governmental, corporate sponsorships, grants, planned giving, individual giving, and general fundraising
  • Oversee day to day operations of the organization, including strategic planning, oversee collections, program and financial management, hiring, and management of the QV staff.
  • Oversee all QV staff to implement all public programming to the highest level of quality and complete visitor satisfaction, if not exceeding expectations.
  • Be a liaison between the staff, Board of Directors, Friends of Quiet Valley, Advisory Board, and volunteers to ensure long term involvement
  • Development of professional relationships within the community including being the public face of the museum
  • Work with the Board to create and fulfill the long-range strategic plan. Facilitate Board operations and committees.
  • Oversee advertising, promotions, and public relations and assist with social media campaigns.
  • Develop and monitor yearly budget. Oversee accounts billing and monitor financial and investment accounts.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of site/program requirements regarding operational procedures, preservation of collections, artifacts and objects throughout Quiet Valley.
  • Continually improve the historical authenticity of the environment.
  • Provide supervision, along with the Director of Marketing and Special Events, for special events including Farm Animal Frolic, Harvest Festival, and Old Time Christmas.
  • Work closely with the Farm Manager to maintain all safety and emergency procedures for the security of staff, volunteers and guests. Insure overall safety and preservation of the organization’s properties and exhibits such that they remain safe and attractive to visitors.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by Board of Directors and actions that facilitate other staff success

To apply, please send resumes to Administrator@quietvalley.org
(Posted 11/22)

Preparator and Operations Coordinator, Samek Art Museum, Lewisburg

The Samek Art Museum is a program of Bucknell University that creates meaningful encounters between artists, students, scholars, the public and works of art. The Museum presents original, travelling, and collection exhibitions and public programs that cover the range of art history with an emphasis on contemporary art. The Museum maintains an active museum collection of over 5,000 objects, including 450 works installed across the campus. The gallery programs and/or manages 3 spaces – the Samek Art Gallery on campus (including offices, work-room, and collection study room), Downtown Art Gallery, and off-site collections storage – totaling 4,500 square feet of exhibition and program space plus 4,000 of storage and work space. The Galleries produce, on average, 12 exhibitions, 75 public programs, and 36 campus events annually.

The Preparator & Operations Coordinator’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following duties listed roughly in order of priority and time from top to bottom. The Preparator & Operations Coordinator reports to the Museum Director and fulfills their duties in accordance with campus, state, and federal policies and laws as well as in keeping with museum and gallery professional practices. For more information and to apply, please click here.

Job Duties:
Supervise Student Employees
• Hire, train, and supervise student gallery guides / guards.
• Manage student work-schedules, coordinating between student needs, campus recesses, galleries’ open hours, exhibition installation and de-installation, and special events.
• Staff gallery if student becomes unavailable for scheduled hours.
• Collect timesheets, ensure accuracy, and submit for payroll.
• Work with Registrar to train student employees in art-handling and exhibition installation and to schedule students as needed for installation, de-installation, and moving art on campus, etc.
• Work with Public Programs & Outreach Manager to train gallery attendants as docents and to schedule student employees for event and outreach duties.

Exhibition Installation & De-installation
• Work with Registrar (project manager for exhibition installations) to install and de-install exhibitions.
• Duties will include but are not limited to: receiving, unpacking and, packing artworks; hanging and placement of artwork; performing carpentry work such as crating or making pedestals; spackling and painting; handling artworks on loan and permanent collections; lighting exhibitions; matting and framing artworks; and pick-up and delivery of artwork.

Art Handling
• Work with Registrar to transport art between collections storage facilities and galleries, to hang or retrieve from campus, and to off-site locations for framing, photography, etc.

Security and Facilities
• Open and close gallery facilities for public hours daily.
• Schedule student employees and/or campus Public Safety to assist with opening or closing as needed.
• Manage cleanliness and condition of gallery-managed facilities. Initiate facility repairs and/or capital upgrades when necessary.
• Plan, maintain, and initiate upgrades to gallery and collection security systems and procedures.
• Serve as department key contact and building emergency contact.
• Maintain Facilities Emergency Plan that includes alternate opening/closing procedure in the event of unexpected absences. Plan should also include procedures for emergency evacuation of facilities, securing of artworks, phone-tree and notifications, resumption of business, etc.

Additional duties as assigned to include, but not limited to:
• Drive to transport art locally and to regional cities.
• Submit student employee payroll bi-weekly.
• Reconcile department charge cards monthly.
• Order facilities supplies.
• Research, prepare, and submit capital project requests to the Director annually.
• Deposit cash donations with campus Finance as needed.

Diversity & Inclusion Expectation:
• Actively contribute to Bucknell’s efforts to foster a diverse and inclusive campus community.

Minimum Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree
• A minimum of 1 year of relevant professional experience in museums, arts or other cultural organizations
• Demonstrates progressively responsible experience in office management, operations, and/or supervision of staff
• Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills
• Demonstrated ability to work effectively as an independent self-starter
• Valid driver’s license and ability to drive a Sprinter van
• Skilled with manual and portable power tools such as cordless drill, orbital sander, etc.

Other Requirements:
• Availability to work evenings and weekends, as scheduled
• Background check required

Preferred Qualifications:
• Work experience in visual arts organization such as art gallery, museums, art dealer, art auction house, art movers, conservator, etc.
• Bachelor’s degree in Art, Museum Studies, or related field

Physical Demands:
• Stand or walk 2-4 hours at one time, up to 6 hours per day;
• Sit for 2-4 hours at one time, up to 6 hours per day;
• Lift or carry up to 50 pounds occasionally (less than 33% of the workday); lift or carry up to 10 pounds frequently (34-66% of the workday); lift up to 50 pounds to waist height and up to 25 pounds in a range of motions from floor to overhead:
• Frequently use hands for simple grasping, fine manipulation, pushing or pulling (34-66% of the workday);
• Occasionally bend, squat, reach overhead, kneel, climb ladders up to 12 feet high, lift overhead, weld, push or pull with forces up to 50 pounds (less than 33% of the work day);
• Work in a variety of temperatures and environmental conditions; possess ability to work at heights, full range of body motions and physical agility, and ability to maintain balance.
• Very good visual acuity

About Bucknell

Founded in 1846 and located along the banks of the Susquehanna River in historic Lewisburg, Pa., Bucknell University is an undergraduate-focused institution that stands uniquely at the intersection of top-ranked liberal arts, engineering and management programs. Our students choose from more than 60 majors and 70 minors in the arts, engineering, humanities, management, and natural and social sciences, as well as extensive global study, service-learning and research opportunities. Bucknell’s 3,700 undergraduate and 30 graduate students enjoy a low 9:1 student-faculty ratio and exceptional opportunities to collaborate with faculty mentors on scholarly and artistic projects.Bucknell’s beautiful 450-acre campus includes first-rate facilities and is home to more than 90 percent of its undergraduate students. Student life is vibrant with about 200 student-run organizations, 27 NCAA Division I athletics teams, a robust arts culture, and a commitment among many of the students to community and global service work.Bucknell is committed to fostering an environment that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion, and we seek candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports the growth and development of a diverse campus community. The University provides equal opportunity without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, marital status, veteran status or disability in admissions, employment and in all of its educational programs and activities. We encourage individuals from historically underrepresented groups to apply.The CommunityLewisburg (pop. 5,700) is located in central Pennsylvania and features beautiful Victorian homes, the restored art deco Campus Theatre (owned by the University), a variety of restaurants, shops and boutiques, and the Barnes & Noble at Bucknell University Bookstore. It is the seat of Union County, which has about 44,000 residents.The city of Williamsport is about a 30-minute drive from campus, and Penn State University’s main campus is about an hour away, as is Harrisburg, Pennsylvania’s state capital. Bucknell is within a three-hour drive of New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, D.C.The cost of living is low compared to that of major U.S. cities and suburbs. Bucknell’s surroundings yield fresh produce, cultural activities and events, and outstanding opportunities for outdoor activity on the Susquehanna River and in the nearby state parks and forests. The Lewisburg Area School District receives excellent reviews for its schools at all grade levels. Lewisburg Area High School consistently ranks among the top 50 high schools in Pennsylvania for SAT scores and statewide exams.
(Posted 11/22)

Exhibition Project Manager, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia

The Exhibition Project Manager executes the planning and implementation of exhibitions, gallery installations, and special projects for the museum.  This position works closely with colleagues across the institution.

Specifically, you will:

  • Project Management 
  • Develop, communicate, and track project timelines and budgets for assigned temporary exhibitions, traveling exhibitions, and special projects, as well as all gallery installations, proactively adjusting budgets and milestones as scope of work and checklists are finalized and assuring that the assigned projects stay on schedule and within budget.
  • Coordinate the implementation of traveling exhibitions by drafting tour prospectuses and, under the supervision of the Director of Exhibition Planning, execute and manage contracts with exhibition organizing partners, venues, artists, and consultants.
  • As necessary, schedule and lead planning meetings with project teams for assigned projects.
  • Scheduling and coordination 
  • Manage the museum’s day-to-day exhibition calendar, setting priorities to schedule gallery rotations, exhibitions, art moves, and special projects, with cross-departmental coordination.
  • Lead the weekly meeting to review the status of upcoming projects with Installations, Registrar, Design, Facilities, Photography, and Graphics to review and update project schedules. 
  • Budget development, monitoring, and financial analysis
  • Create and monitor detailed budgets for installations, and for exhibitions as assigned. For assigned traveling exhibitions, provide budgets for shared costs, monitor budgets, and provide final financial reports and invoices.
  • Collaborate with Development and Finance Departments on exhibition grant applications/reports as assigned, working closely with key stakeholders to ensure proper reporting and allocation of funds.
  • Communication
  • Develop and maintain computerized and other systems to facilitate clear and efficient information-sharing for the planning and development of gallery installations and exhibitions, including the Exhibition Planning Intranet page, and Exhibition Modules in TMS.
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Your background and experience include:

  • Proven experience and success in project management and in meeting deadlines with projects that have multiple dependencies and potentially conflicting priorities.
  • Must be highly organized, detail-oriented, and be able to effectively multitask in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to approach challenges with resourcefulness, creativity, and a positive attitude.
  • Ability to work independently and diplomatically with a wide variety of personalities to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff across all departments of the museum as well as with external partners, artists, and collaborators.
  • Experience with project budgeting and financial analysis.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Knowledge of current museum best practices is strongly preferred.
  • A broad working knowledge of registration and conservation practices is very helpful.
  • Excellent computer skills with strong command of Microsoft Office suite: Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint. Experience with Microsoft Project, Asana, The Museum System (TMS), Financial Edge, Raiser’s Edge, and SharePoint preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent relevant experience.

Position and Compensation Details

  • The salary for this position is $48,000.
  • This position is full-time, exempt, working 35 hours per week
  • This position is part of the AFSCME Local 397 bargaining unit.
  • COVID-19 vaccination required.

Application Timeline
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. We encourage candidates to apply early as the position will close once we have a robust applicant pool or a candidate has been selected.

What We Offer

  • Our employees are at the center of the museum. As an employee, you will have access to numerous museum perks including, but not limited to:
  • Free general admission to the museum for you and your immediate family
  • Discounted guest tickets for admission
  • Discounts on gift memberships
  • Special staff tours and presentations from our curatorial and conservation teams
  • Discounts at the museum restaurant, museum cafés, and museum retail and online stores
  • We offer a comprehensive benefits package for employees* including:
  • Medical, dental, and vision benefits
  • Fully paid short-term disability insurance, long-term disability insurance, and life insurance
  • Health savings or flexible spending account program
  • Retirement savings program with museum match
  • Paid vacation, personal days, sick days, and holidays

*Eligibility for certain benefits is based on a variety of factors including the employee’s regular schedule and tenure.

Please click here to apply.
(Posted 11/22)

Museum Learning Coordinator, Please Touch Museum, Philadelphia

Position Summary

Museum Learning staff facilitates programs, coordinates events, and guides experiences that encourage families, to discover, imagine, get curious, and learn through play. Our work contributes to unparalleled experiences for every visitor. Through our interactions with visitors, we embrace diversity and encourage our visitors to think differently and open their minds to the world around them. Museum Learning is committed to excellence in developing programs, events, and experiences to further Please Touch Museum as a leader in childhood learning and development. Museum Learning, Coordinators initiate, design, and facilitate transformational, educational programs, workshops, events, spaces and experiences that offer young children and unparalleled experiences.

Essential Functions:

  • Develops and facilitates programs for schools, children, and families that build early-literacy skills. Ensures Museum programming, events, and experiences are inclusive and accessible.
  • Coordinates logistics for programming, experiences, and events.
  • Tracks performance metrics and facilitates evaluation efforts.
  • Organizes, cleans, and maintains programming supplies, materials, and Department spaces, including Theater, Creative Arts Studio, Makerspace
  • Each Coordinator is assigned a content area specialization but is required to contribute to the development and facilitation of all Departmental initiatives (programs, workshops, events, experiences, and spaces)- Toddler, , Science, Literacy, Makerspace, Creative Arts, Performing Arts, Events, Accessibility, Field Trips & School Readiness;
  • Frequently and consistently assesses and communicates program, events, and experiences effectiveness in terms of engagement, success, mission, and execution; refines and refreshes programs as needed on an ongoing basis.
  • Attends all Museum Learning and Museum All Staff meetings, trainings, professional development.
  • Actively maintains an interest in and contributes to professional learning conversations on current practices, topics, and discussions in Early Childhood and Museum Education in addition to content that is relevant to Please Touch Museum’s exhibits, programs, events, and experiences.
  • Takes necessary initiative to ensure work exemplifies and aligns with best practices in Early Childhood, Museum Education, and designated area of specialization.
  • Coordinates and maintains partnership with Organizations, Schools, Performers, Institutions.
  • Assists with the development of print resources, including exhibition text, curriculum, self-guided resources.
  • Administrative duties including maintaining and responding to emails, calendar, shift schedule, and other Departmental modes of communication, preparing for facilitation and engagement, routine cleaning of Department materials and spaces, and other duties as assigned or delegated by Museum Learning Management.
  • Supports efforts to create spaces conducive to play. Observes the play environment and thoughtfully considers what modifications, if any, are necessary to allow the child and family to play.
  • Actively engages in training and professional development and engages in reflection to ensure they provide unparalleled experiences for all visitors.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s/Associate Degree and preferred Master’s degree: Education, Museum Studies, Urban Studies, Anthropology, Youth Development, Social Work
    • or 3-4 years or more teaching in a classroom (a Keystone Star rating of 3 and above for Pennsylvania schools) or an informal setting (babysitting experience does not apply)
  • Minimum of two years’ experience teaching children and their families aged 0-8 in a formal and/or informal setting; museum education experience preferred
  • Enthusiastic, Energetic, Responsible, Punctual, Flexible, Reliable, Creative, Organized.
  • Must exhibit a mature, flexible, and professional demeanor in both presentation and actions.  Must be able to self-monitor and correct behavior.
  • Openness to learning new content and skills outside area of experience and comfort zone.
  • Motivated, reflective, self-starter who proactively and frequently debriefs and communicates frequently with colleagues and supervisors about exhibit engagement and facilitation experiences.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Identifies as an Early Childhood Educator.  Passionate about developing and facilitating transformative and innovative literacy programs for young learners and their families.
  • Knowledge of best practices in Early Childhood literacy.
  • Preferred advanced experience, training, or certification in yoga and/or mindfulness.
  • Qualified applicants must submit sample of work pertaining to their experience with Literacy and/or SEL education with their cover letter, resume, and job application.
  • COVID-19 Vaccination required  
  • Valid Driver’s License.

Must have PA Criminal History, FBI fingerprints, and PA Child Abuse Clearances. All background check clearances must be complete prior to hire.

The position’s essential functions listed above describe the general nature and scope of work. Other responsibilities, duties and skills may be required and assigned, as needed.

Please Touch Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer that actively seeks and employs without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, transgender, pregnancy, medical condition, national origin, age veteran status, disability, citizenship, ethnicity language, socio-economic status, family or marital status or other classifications identified and protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. This policy governs all aspects of employment, promotion, assignment, discharge, training, wage & salary administration, employee benefits, application of policies and other terms and conditions of employment.

Please Touch Museum offers an excellent work environment, benefit, generous time off package and competitive salary. The salary for this position is $40,000. To apply for this opportunity, please fill out our online application. Should you have questions on the application process or require assistance in completing our application, please email employment@pleasetouchmuseum.org.
(Posted 11/22)

Corporate Giving Manager, The Franklin Institute, Philadelphia

The Franklin Institute, the most visited museum in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, strives to be the world leader in promoting science and technology education and literacy through inspiring and engaging experiences that cultivate curiosity, critical thinking, and an understanding of the crucial role science plays in our lives.

At The Franklin Institute, we provide an environment that is as nurturing as it is dynamic. Our team-oriented approach allows for ample learning and career growth opportunities. We think you will find the Institute offers the ideal atmosphere in which to best use your skills and talents. We are eager for your input, ideas, and inspiration.

Position Description:

The Corporate Giving Manager, reporting to the Director of Institutional Giving, plays a pivotal role in maintaining and growing Franklin Institute corporate support through ongoing programs such as corporate membership, sponsorship of the Franklin Institute Awards Ceremony and Dinner, and other programmatic and sponsorship support. The Corporate Giving Manager will maintain a portfolio of donors and prospects and will manage the stewardship and benefit fulfillment efforts of the Institutional Giving team.  The Corporate Giving Manager will also be responsible for:

  • Oversee the Corporate Membership program including acquisition efforts, renewals, benefit fulfillment and recognition
  • Meet with existing and potential institutional funders and make solicitations
  • Work collaboratively across many department towards the creation and management of sponsorship opportunities including traveling exhibitions, permanent exhibitions, themed programming and educational programs, the Franklin Awards Ceremony and Dinner
  • Manage the annual Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program (EITC) including application and reporting.
  • Maintain and provides regular recurring progress reports to the Director of Institutional Giving and TFI Senior Leadership.
  • Enter donor activity and strategy into Raiser’s Edge in accordance with internal best practices
  • Produce materials and tools to communicate regularly with institutional supporters and potential institutional supporters
  • Ensure consistent and timely communication throughout External Affairs team regarding prospect and donor contact and activity.
  • Stay up to date on trends and best practices in corporate fundraising and special events
  • Other responsibilities as assigned.

Position Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • 3-5 years related experience in donor development and client engagement, gift solicitation and/or for-profit sales
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to provide a very high level of customer service and to interact effectively with donor audiences, TFI volunteer leadership and senior staff
  • Strong computer skills, with proficiency in MS Office Suite, and experience with Raiser’s Edge or similar database preferred

Status: Full-time, with availability to work evenings and weekends as necessary

Benefits Information:

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

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

The Franklin Institute is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability or protected veteran status.
(Posted 11/11)

Prospect Research Manager, The Franklin Institute, Philadelphia

The Franklin Institute, the most visited museum in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, strives to be the world leader in promoting science and technology education and literacy through inspiring and engaging experiences that cultivate curiosity, critical thinking, and an understanding of the crucial role science plays in our lives.

At The Franklin Institute, we provide an environment that is as nurturing as it is dynamic. Our team-oriented approach allows for ample learning and career growth opportunities. We think you will find the Institute offers the ideal atmosphere in which to best use your skills and talents. We are eager for your input, ideas, and inspiration.

Position Description:

Reporting to the Assistant Director of External Affairs Operations, the Prospect Research Manager supports the fundraising goals of the Franklin Institute by managing the prospect lifecycle through proactive prospect identification and qualification, moves management tracking and portfolio reviews. Working with the External Affairs team, the Prospect Research Manager works to develop and maintain a pipeline to support annual operations and a capital campaign in advance of the Institutes 200th Anniversary in 2024.

  • Produce robust research profiles (including biographical information, wealth estimates and corporate and community involvement, etc.) that support the Institute’s fundraising priorities.
  • Screen prospects, event attendees and ticket buyers for wealth capacity, validate returned data and partner with frontline fundraisers on portfolio assignments.
  • Conduct portfolio reviews with frontline fundraisers to refine and strengthen pipelines.
  • Ensure plans, steps, opportunities, and activities remain up-to-date in Raiser’s Edge and generating portfolio and activity reports for frontline fundraisers
  • Manipulates, imports, and extracts data in Raiser’s Edge to maintain data integrity standards, as required.
  • Conducts audits and assists in maintaining data integrity, especially as it relates to the pipeline
  • Create and maintain directories and lookbooks in support of committees, events and meetings

Position Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • 3 years prospect management, fundraising, or philanthropy operations experience
  • Understanding of philanthropy (mission, practice, trends) and fundraising practices (the development cycle, prospect management policies and practices
  • Familiarity with wealth capacity, affinity and inclination scores
  • Experience working with a relational database a necessity, preferably The Raiser’s Edge, as well as the Microsoft Office suite of products.
  • Experience with development research tools and resources such as Wealth Engine, FoundationSearch or Relsci.
  • Must be committed to protecting the confidentiality of our constituency, and to collecting information ethically.
  • Must be detail-oriented with strong organization, communication and time management skills. Strong writing skills are a plus.

Status: Full-time

Benefits Information:

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

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

The Franklin Institute is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability or protected veteran status.
(Posted 11/11)

Digital Technician, Chester County History Center, West Chester

CCHC is pleased to offer a temporary, part-time paid position that will provide digital access to the permanent collections. It is funded by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services American Rescue Program. The work encompasses all three areas of the collections (library, museum, and photo archives) and reports to the Director of Collections.

Tasks to be completed: Create high resolution and derivative images of manuscripts and historical photographs, and create or work with documentary photographs of museum artifacts; organize and back-up digital files; edit and add new museum, library, and photo archives images to digital platforms. The bulk of the work focuses on scanning library manuscripts with some photo scanning or artifact documentation photography.

Skills required: The successful applicant will have experience in digital archives or photography, be detail oriented and be able to handle historical materials with care, be an effective communicator, read cursive, be able to work within existing processes, and interact with a variety of people. A Masters degree, or nearing completion, in archival management preferred. Consideration will also be given to applicants with digital experience as part of advanced degrees in museum studies, public history, or a related field.

Skills developed: The technician will gain experience in digital project workflows; learn how to handle loose or bound materials and artifacts; work with Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe Photoshop; learn about Chester County history and the significance of CCHCs permanent collections; become familiar with Pennsylvania’s Power Library and PastPerfect; and learn about Library of Congress, Art & Architecture Thesaurus, and Nomenclature subject headings.

Schedule: This project is 24 hours per week for 46 weeks (maximum 1,106 hours) from mid-December 2021 through October 31, 2022. The stipend is $18/hour without benefits. The weekly schedule may be arranged by mutually beneficial agreement.

Application: The application includes a resume and a letter explaining the level of knowledge and experience regarding digital processes, and any archival, photographic, museum, or public history experience. The letter should also explain what the applicant hopes to gain from the experience. Applications for this position must be received by email no later than midnight November 19, 2021 to Ellen Endslow, Director of Collections, eendslow@chestercohistorical.org.

About Chester County History Center
CCHC has been collecting materials about the history of the region since 1893. Three hundred years of local history are represented in the permanent collections that comprise 80,000 museum objects, a special collections library with 20,000 reference books and 750,000 manuscripts, and more than 100,000 images of all types in the photo archives. The society benefits from the resources of its location in the Brandywine River Valley and its proximity to Philadelphia. More information about CCHC is available at http://www.chestercohistorical.org.
(Posted 11/8)

Digital Storyteller, The James A. Michener Art Museum, Doylestown

The Digital Storyteller tells the story of the Michener Art Museum with text, video, and photographic content across its social media channels and e-communications, generating, adapting, and coordinating content to support audience development goals. They manage and monitor the day‐to‐day activities on the channels, coordinating within and across departments to develop a dynamic editorial calendar. Core deliverables include short- and long-form content for Michener’s social media channels and other related or relevant platforms.

Reporting to the Director of Marketing Communications, the Digital Storyteller is a member of the Marketing & Communications Department, which develops and executes integrated promotional strategies across all channels to raise the profile of the Michener, increase onsite visitation and online engagement, and support audience development goals for all aspects of the institution’s operations.

The Digital Storyteller joins the Museum at a pivotal moment in its history as a newly expanded executive leadership team begins to define an ambitious strategic plan to ensure a sustainable future for the Michener. This includes a future-focused approach to a reimagined cultural space, empowering community voices, and a genuine and deep commitment to diversity and inclusion.

About the Michener Art Museum

The James A. Michener Art Museum was founded in 1988 as an independent, non-profit cultural institution dedicated to preserving, interpreting, and exhibiting the art and cultural heritage of the Bucks County region. The Museum is named for Doylestown’s most famous son, the Pulitzer-Prize winning writer, James A. Michener who first dreamed of a regional art museum in the early 1960s. The Museum is housed in the former Bucks County Jail and has evolved from a modest facility with a locally derived mission to an AAM accredited museum with a broad vision. A solid collection of Pennsylvania Impressionist paintings, special exhibitions showcasing a wide range of historical and contemporary work as well as educational and public programs, attract annually more than 135,000 visitors from around the world, pre-pandemic.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Collaborate with the Director of Marketing & Communications on developing an arc of multichannel promotional content and strategies, tailoring them to digital channels reflecting tone and voice of the institution.
  • Draft content for Michener’s social media channels on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter and new channels that may develop in the future.
  • Leverage expertise in social media platforms, current trends, and best practices. Conceive, research, copywrite, copyedit, fact-check, and gather assets to support channels with purposeful content that invites social connection and expands awareness.
  • Collaborate with colleagues across the institution (Curatorial, Public Engagement, Development, etc.) to adapt messaging into audience-focused content.
  • Responsible for scheduling and posting social media posts and stories with regular cadence; monitor engagement and respond as appropriate to comments and queries.
  • Conduct livestreamed social media events with consult and planning across departments.
  • Develop and track relevant goals and internal KPIs (key performance indicators) for benchmarking and optimization.
  • Compile, format, send, test and track newsletter, explore email campaign management systems and consider new design templates.
  • Manage and update email lists.
  • Maintain a clear and distinctive voice for the institutional brand.
  • Uphold editorial standards and serve as primary content editor.
  • Support the development of long-form editorial content and other existing and emerging content channels.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

  • Associate’s Degree in marketing, communications, or related area of study.
  • 3+ years work experience.
  • Excellent writing, proofreading, and verbal communications skills.
  • Active user and fluent in social media best practices, experience managing social media channels for a brand or nonprofit, integrated marketing experience a plus.
  • Competent computer skills, basic knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud required.
  • Familiarity with multimedia content creation, video editing, and the latest best practices and trends in content strategy.
  • Analytical skills with ability to generate metrics reports using Google Analytics.
  • Familiarity with social media scheduling tools such as Hootsuite and/or Sprout Social.
  • Creative problem-solver able to work nimbly in a deadline-oriented manner.
  • Photography as assigned.
  • Highly detailed and organized.
  • Flexible and open to feedback and revisions.
  • Strong commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • Knowledge of/interest in art.
  • Passion for community building.
  • Awareness of campaigns at other arts institutions and happenings internationally in the art world.

Salary is commensurate with experience plus excellent benefits. This is a full time regular, non-exempt position. Salary range: $35-40K.

The James A. Michener Art Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Michener Staff are expected to maintain a genuine and deep commitment to diversity and inclusion; and proactively ensure the organization is a thought leader in social justice, social access and full social inclusion. 

Interested candidates should submit your resume and cover letter with salary requirements and writing samples to jobs@michenerartmuseum.org  Please indicate your last name and “Digital Storyteller” in the subject line. No phone calls, please. We will respond to those candidates whose qualifications are best aligned with the components of this job description. Applicant review will continue until the position is filled.

Click here to see all openings at the James A. Michener Art Museum.
(Posted 11/8)

Maintenance Repairman 2, The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Various

The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission has advertised Maintenance Repairman positions at Ephrata Cloister and the Pennsylvania Military Museum. Please click each link to learn more.
(Posted 11/8)

Visitor Services Coordinator, Lewisburg Children’s Museum, Lewisburg

Lewisburg Children’s Museum Mission: It is the mission of Lewisburg Children’s Museum to bring hands-on,
enriching educational experiences in a safe, accessible environment, to children in the central Susquehanna
Valley. We are committed to providing opportunities for learning, imagination and play.
Role Summary: The Visitor Services Coordinator (VSC) will ensure that museum guests have a safe
and enjoyable experience from the moment they enter the double green doors until they leave again.
The VSC will enforce museum guidelines and safety procedures at all times ensuring that the museum
stays safe and accessible for all guests. This position is a part time 20-25 hour a week, key-holding
position. Security clearances and ability to work some weekend and evening hours required. Reports to
the Executive Director.

Wage range: $15 per hour.

Providing front-desk customer service, running the register, overseeing the museum floor,
completing day to day operations, and performing opening/closing procedures, such as cleaning
and cashing out the register
Serves as a shift supervisor
Answering phone calls and returning messages
Troubleshooting POS related issues
Assigning student worker projects and tasks and supervising those tasks to completion
Scheduling party rentals, field trips, and classes
Coordinating customer payments
Sending follow-up, confirmation, and evaluation emails for events
Answering inquiries
Coordinating and managing gift shop inventory and sales
Ordering and inventorying office and operational materials and supplies
Tracking and analyzing guest visitation data and regularly reporting the number of visitors who
utilize Museums for All access program
Assist with maintaining LCM gmail account
Responding to LCM gmail inquiries regarding the museum through gmail account
Reviewing online gift certificate sales; creating and mailing gift certificates
Distributing evaluations for classes, programs, parties, field trips, and general visitation;
follow up with evaluators when appropriate; sharing appropriate feedback
Collecting LCM photographs for archival and marketing purposes
Various other projects, etc.
Assisting with programming and classes as needed
Researching and Benchmarking best practices
Addressing exhibit maintenance, as skills allow

To apply, please email LewisburgChildrensMuseum@gmail.com.
(Posted 11/8)

PT Project Director, Western Pennsylvania Disability History and Action Consortium, Pittsburgh

(20 hours/week)

Function:

The Project Director is responsible for the overall operation of the Western Pennsylvania Disability History and Action Consortium (WPDHAC). The mission of the WPDHAC is to preserve and honor the historic struggle of people with disabilities to attain human and civil rights and to share the lived experiences of today, in order to promote community access, participation and equal opportunity.  Reports to the Executive Committee of the WPDHAC Steering Committee.

Responsibilities:

  1. Works with the Executive Committee of the Steering Committee to set long-term goals and the strategic plan for the Consortium.
  2. Identifies sustainable funding sources, develops and submits grant proposals to funders. Meets with funders upon request.
  3. Prepares and submits required reports to funders.
  4. Oversees progress on Consortium projects and benchmarks.
  5. Maintains budgets and creates financial reports for funders and Achieva, the fiscal sponsor.
  6. Oversees marketing, public relations, and social media for WPDHAC.
  7. Manages virtual and in person events and programs.
  8. Works with Achieva to hire, supervise and manage staff and independent contractors.
  9. Oversees Steering Committee members and community volunteers in the development and implementation of Consortium projects.
  10. Serves as spokesperson for the Consortium with the media, funders and in other contexts.
  1. This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Qualifications:

The equivalent of a Bachelor’s degree and /or 1-2 years of related experience with fundraising, strategic planning, volunteer and staff management, and budget management.  Proven ability to problem-solve, and work effectively with funders and other professionals. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Ability to set priorities and organize multiple tasks. Ability to work well both independently and with others. Ability to travel locally. Computer literacy. Act 33/34 clearances.

Send resume and salary requirement to: Nancy Murray, Senior VP of Achieva, 711 Bingham Street, Pittsburgh, PA  15203 or nmurray@achieva.info.
(Posted 11/8)

Director of Development, The Brandywine Conservancy and Museum of Art, Chadds Ford

The Institution

Founded in 1967, the organization is unique in the United States for bringing together two distinct programs: land conservation and a museum of American art. Through the efforts of these two programs the Brandywine protects both the natural resources of the Brandywine Valley in Pennsylvania and Delaware as well as the remarkable artistic legacy of the area, most notably three generations of the Wyeth family. The organization has an annual operating budget of $11 million. There are 75 full-time and 80 part-time employees. The Board of Trustees currently numbers 25 trustees with 8 honorary trustees.

The Brandywine Conservancy is one of the largest land trusts in the Pennsylvania/Delaware region and a leading local and national advocate for responsible land use, open space preservation and water protection. The Conservancy focuses on integrating conservation with economic development through its Land Stewardship and Municipal Assistance programs, and works with individuals, state, county, and municipal governments as well as private organizations to permanently protect and conserve natural, and scenic resources. To date the Conservancy has helped facilitate the permanent protection of over 68,000 acres of land in Pennsylvania and Delaware.

The Brandywine River Museum of Art has a renowned collection of American art, in particular paintings by three generations of the Wyeth family; landscape and still-life painting, and nineteenth- to early twentieth-century illustration. Currently there are 4,000 objects in the Museum’s collection. It has a robust slate of temporary loan exhibitions, ranging from mid-19th century to contemporary art and a series in which artists are commissioned to create outdoor installations. These activities have raised the visibility of the organization and garnered critical acclaim in both national (Wall Street Journal and Hyperallergic) and local (The Philadelphia Inquirer) publications.

The Moment

The Brandywine Conservancy & Museum of Art (Brandywine) is in an exciting period of artistic, programmatic, and institutional growth. The Brandywine Conservancy has recently acquired key parcels that significantly expand its public preserves and open space. The Brandywine River Museum of Art has received national, critical praise for its exhibitions program and is embarking on a campaign to attract major gifts of works of art and acquisitions funds on during its 50th-anniversary year.  In addition, with a recently completed Master Plan, Brandywine will soon launch ambitious capital that will transform the visitor experience, provide much needed gallery and educational spaces, and make stronger connections between visitors and Brandywine’s bucolic riverside setting. The organization seeks an outstanding Director of Development to lead its philanthropic efforts, championing an ethos of partnership, accountability and transparency among staff and Board on all development matters.

For additional information, please visit their website at https://www.brandywine.org/.

The Position

The Director of Development will build a sustainable culture of philanthropy at Brandywine and be responsible for conceptualizing, organizing, and implementing a comprehensive and strategic fundraising program in support of the organization’s mission and vision for the future. This position will implement a multi-year expansion of fundraising efforts along with leading day-to-day fundraising activities and communications. Reporting to and partnering with the Executive Director/CEO, Program Directors (Director of the Brandywine Conservancy, and Director of the Brandywine River Museum of Art), the successful candidate will be deeply involved in the identification, cultivation and stewardship of individual, corporate and foundation prospects.

The Director of Development will ensure best practices in fundraising and effective institutional communication. The position will maintain and expand public and private sector relationships that deliver on strategic plan priorities, cultivate transformative gifts, build deeper local and national corporate and foundation relationships, and energize teams across Brandywine to maximize short- and long-term revenue outcomes. The role offers a unique opportunity to shape the role of philanthropy in a project of multi-generational impact.

Under the leadership of the Director of Development, Brandywine will have a significantly broader base of individual, corporate and foundation support, higher annual contributed revenue, increased membership enrolled at newly articulated levels, and an increased number of donors enrolled in planned giving, and greater communication and retention activities for all donors.

Specific Responsibilities: 

  • Directs all development activity, including annual fund, sponsorships and grants, major gifts, planned giving, and special events. 
  • Cultivates and stewards relationships with a wide range of donors, grant funders, and volunteers.
  • Creates and implements research and strategies to identify, prioritize, cultivate, solicit, recognize, and steward all prospects and donors.
  • Maintains a portfolio of donors and prospects.
  • Manages the development staff of 7 with 6 direct reports including Deputy Director for Individual and Planned Giving, Associate Director of Development for Corporate Relations and Radnor Hunt Races, Associate Director for Government and Foundation Relations, Membership Manager, Database and Research Manager, and Development Assistant.
  • Develops, proposes, gains acceptance for, and implements moves management and strategic plans designed to meet the organization’s short- and long-term contributed revenue objectives.
  • Serves as staff liaison to the Development Committee. 
  • Creates and maintains a rolling three-year plan for growth.
  • Serves as a welcoming presence in Brandywine’s donor community, earning respect and appreciation through advanced communications skills and a donor-first, service-oriented approach.

The Candidate

Proactive, dynamic, and people-oriented, the successful candidate will personify collaboration. An experienced leader with an aspirational vision to pursue Brandywine’s ambitious goals with creativity, focus and determination, the Director of Development will have a high degree of accountability and a commitment to exceeding expectations. This individual will balance tasks and projects with a sense of urgency and possess superlative interpersonal and communication skills that articulate compelling verbal and written messages. A self-managed professional with a highly organized approach, the Director will have the ability to achieve organizational objectives with staff, Board, donors, volunteers, and prospects. Through a genuine affinity and passion for Brandywine’s mission along with highly developed skills and an efficient best practices approach, the individual will be a key component of the organization’s long-term success. The successful candidate will model behavior that creates trust and encourages others to follow suggested paths or approaches.

Qualifications

Core competencies for the role include: 

  • Flexibility and Resiliency– The capacity to respond quickly and adapt to change with minimal resistance while overcoming setbacks and remaining optimistic regardless of circumstances.
  • Stakeholder Focus and Diplomacy– The dexterity to anticipate, meet, and exceed stakeholder needs and expectations internally and externally. 
  • Leadership, Teamwork, and Interpersonal Skills– The flexibility to organize, mentor, and motivate others to accomplish goals while creating a sense of order, direction, positivity, and active participation among a variety of stakeholders. Nurture a positive workplace to attract, motivate and retain effective and diverse talent.
  • Goal Orientation– The clarity to establish and achieve specific, measurable, attainable, reviewable, and time-sensitive goals regardless of obstacles or circumstances.
  • Time, Priority, and Self Starting– The acuity to develop initiatives and demonstrate self-control in managing time and priorities while identifying and overseeing resources, tasks, systems, and people to obtain results.

The ideal candidate will have the following:

  • Minimum of 10 years of development experience at a senior leadership level with increasing responsibility in the multi-disciplinary arts, education, or non-profit sector.
  • Direct and extensive experience in collaborating with not-for-profit staff and board members is essential, as is a track record of major gifts from individual, corporate and foundation prospects. Experience working on capital campaigns strongly preferred. Experience securing public funds for capital projects preferred.
  • Designing and implementing strategic, innovative plans to grow fundraising and exceed goals. Demonstrated experience cultivating, training, building relationships with, and working collaboratively with, Executive Leadership team, senior staff, board members, and volunteers on development-related activities.
  • Successful track record of personally identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding major gifts from individual, corporate and foundation donors at the level of six to seven-figures and greater.
  • Ability to engage senior leadership, Board members, campaign volunteers, and others in cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship activities.
  • Commitment to the Brandywine’s mission and genuine passion for the arts and land conservation and a desire to gain a working understanding of the organization’s history, culture, and philanthropic networks, as well as trends in regional and national philanthropy and their implications for fundraising at Brandywine.
  • Exceptional communication skills and ability to craft concise, compelling messaging about the organization or any of its current or proposed programs and initiatives. Extensive experience in writing successful proposals for major grants as well as Cases for Support is essential. A track record of writing as communications plan (in collaboration with a Marketing staff).
  • Ability to authentically engage and inspire others.
  • Knowledge of and fundamental adherence to the principles, ethics, and best practices of fundraising.
  • Ability to recruit, develop, and lead a highly motivated team of development professionals and foster a high-functioning, motivated, results-oriented staff.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, inclusion accessibility and equity; culturally competent with respect to issues such as racial, cultural, religious, sexual, and gender identity. Skilled at delivering solutions in evolving, multi-cultural environments.
  • A high degree of professionalism, sound judgment, awareness, and discretion while maintaining complete confidentiality.
  • A forward thinker with a demonstrated knowledge of constituent management software as well as the ability to extract and analyze data to make effective, efficient decisions about donor strategy and process.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office; experience with Customer Relationship Management (CRM) databases.
  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Must be willing and able to travel regionally and work nights and weekends when necessary.

The Brandywine Conservancy & Museum of Art is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. The Brandywine Conservancy & Museum of Art is committed to building a culturally diverse staff and encourages applications from female and BIPOC candidates.

For inquiries, nominations, and applications, please contact:
Catharine McGeever, Managing Partner
610-924-9100 · cfmcgeever@lambertassoc.com
(Posted 11/8)

Museum Educator, The National Constitution Center, Philadelphia

BACKGROUND

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

POSITION SUMMARY

The Museum Educator plays an important role in the National Constitution Center’s overall work to educate the public on the Constitution and its ideals. This position will work directly with the general public and school groups in a dynamic museum setting, both in person and virtually, to translate complex historical information into engaging and accessible concepts. The Museum Educator will have strong public speaking skills, a passion to share stories of the Constitution, and the ability to engage a broad audience of visitors. The Museum Educator will teach through storytelling, sharing the historical and constitutional backgrounds necessary for visitors to understand the Center’s exhibit spaces and engage in civil dialogue relating to the Constitution. T

This position is essential to the daily operations and success of the overall museum experience.  The Museum Educator will engage with audiences throughout the Center to ensure that guests of all ages have an exceptional, inclusive museum experience.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Present dynamic, interactive tours and programs–both in-person and virtually to a diverse range of audiences
  • Memorize key historical information pertinent to both permanent and temporary exhibitions, and use good knowledge and judgement in answering visitors’ questions
  • Assist with training part-time, volunteer, and intern staff on exhibitions, content and museum operations
  • Assist visitors in general museum needs to achieve excellence in customer service
  • Assist with developing educational museum programming as needed and assigned
  • Participate in special events for the Center as needed and assigned
  • Execute all museum posts as needed and assigned
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Special Requirements

  • Position requires extensive walking, climbing stairs, and standing for long periods of time
  • Some light lifting, twenty (20) pounds or less, may be required on an infrequent basis

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in history, education, or another related field required
  • Excellent public speaking skills required
  • Excellent writing skills required
  • Knowledge of American history and government required
  • Knowledge of new technologies and their use in the museum field preferred
  • Must be outgoing, friendly, and comfortable working with a diverse group of people
  • Must possess excellent problem-solving skills and creative thinking
  • Must be comfortable on camera
  • Ability to work weekends, evening hours, or holidays required

Salary range: $32,000 – $44,000 

To apply, go to https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=0193ac74-68f3-4bb6-83c9-7f8a60ced6bd&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=425549&source=CC2&lang=en_US
(Posted 11/3)

Museum Assistant, Pottgrove Manor, Pottstown

SUMMARY: The Museum Assistant is responsible for performing the administrative duties required by the historic site, providing guided tours and participating in events and programs. The Museum Assistant also oversees the operation of the retail shop at the site.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:

  • Conducts guided tours and participates in educational programs and events. Assists with logistics (including set-up/tear down) for events/exhibits

  • Assists with tour reservations and initiates confirmations. Maintains site calendars including those for meetings, training, tours and other significant site events

  • Coordinates mission based purchases of materials and supplies for the site’s retail activities including merchandise, stocking, display and promotion of the site’s Museum Shop

  • Performs required cash management activities for the site including credit transactions and sales tax reporting

  • Assists Historic Site Supervisor with deposits and record keeping for the site’s donation account

  • Copies and disseminates information to the public, staff and volunteers as directed

  • Maintains contacts/mailing lists and performs mailings or emailing when required

  • Required to take training as assigned 

  • Assist with site general cleaning

  • Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.  

  • Minimum two (2) years’ experience at an historic site or museum which includes making presentations to the public

  • Experience with retail sales and office support operations preferred

  • Minimum of a High School diploma or GED. Some college level classes in history or related field preferred

  • Must possess a valid Driver’s License, a satisfactory driving record and the ability to maintain one throughout employment 

  • Must have basic computer skills

  • Must successfully pass PA State Police Criminal Record check

  • Ability to communicate effectively and possess good public speaking skills

  • Must project a pleasant and professional presence when interacting with the public

  • Must be able to read/write/speak English

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit, talk and hear.  The employee frequently is required to taste or smell.  The employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands or arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision and depth perception.

  • Have the ability to climb, stoop, bend, reach, walk, sit or stand for long periods of time

  • Must be able to lift at least up to  thirty (30) pounds

  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) must be worn when applicable

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. 

This position will require both office and field work.  A Museum Assistant may experience the following:

  • Occasional exposure to chemicals and other hazardous materials when performing responsibilities

  • Occasional exposure to inclement weather, extreme heat, cold, snow, ice, and rain

  • Will work at various sites as assigned

  • Occasional contact with domestic and wild animals 

  • Casual work attire 

  • Required to work weekends, holidays and evenings as needed

  • Be available for all emergencies outside of normal working hours

  • Occasional historic attire may be required

  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud

Salary is $17.16 per hour

Please click here to apply.
(Posted 11/3)

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