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Manager, Visitor Services, Eastern State Penitentiary, Philadelphia

Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site (ESPHS), one of Philadelphia’s most visited historic attractions,
seeks a self-motivated and organized team player with strong management skills and a passion for
providing an exceptional visitor experience for the position of Manager, Visitor Services.

This position oversees the daily operations of Visitor Services as well as the periodic overall
management of the historic site, ensuring the professional operations and appearance of these areas
and an exceptional visitor experience. This role will also be involved in the hiring, training and managing
both full-time Visitor Services staff members and seasonal Visitor Services staff members. Some work
on weekends, holidays and evenings will be required.

The ideal candidate will should have the following qualifications:
• A minimum of two years of visitor services experience with a mid to large size museum or
attraction; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
• A minimum of two years of management or supervisory experience.
• A strong commitment to team processes and fostering a collaborative working environment.
• A passion for providing an exceptional visitor experience.
• An energetic leader that models best practices for staff.
• Highly skilled in problem-solving, multitasking and time management.
• A Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field preferred.

ESPHS offers a very competitive salary and benefits program.
Please send a resume and cover letter to Shelly Sickbert, Director of Visitor Services at
ss@easternstate.org. In your cover letter, explain why you are passionate about providing an
exceptional visitor experience. The deadline for applications is Friday, April 12, 2019 at 5 PM. No phone
calls please.

About ESPHS:
When Eastern State opened more than 180 years ago, it changed the world. The first prison of its kind – a
penitentiary – it was designed to inspire true regret in the hearts of criminals. The building itself was an
architectural wonder; it had running water and central heat before the White House and attracted visitors
from around the globe. Although the prison now stands in ruin, its story remains relevant today.
Eastern State Penitentiary opened as a historic site in 1994 and attracted just over 10,000 daytime visitors
– in 2018 it was visited by more than 250,000. The penitentiary is open every day, year-round from 10:00
a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For more information please visit easternstate.org.
(Posted 3/21)

 

Departmental Assistant – Exhibitions, The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh

The Warhol is one of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, and a collaborative project between Carnegie Institute, Dia Art Foundation, and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. Plans to house The Warhol in Pittsburgh were announced in 1989, and the museum opened its doors during a 24-hour celebration on May13, 1994. Originally built in 1911 as a distribution center for products sold to mills and mines, The Warhol was redesigned by architect Richard Gluckman and features seven floors of gallery and exhibition space as well as an underground level that houses The Factory education studio and the conservation lab.

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

The DEPARTMENTAL ASSISTANT – EXHIBITIONS will be responsible for the administration of exhibitions.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelor’s Degree in Art History or a related field and/or three years’ experience working in a museum environment. Experience in working with a diverse group of constituents. Experience with art museums and collection databases is a plus.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Highly organized. Excellent interpersonal communication skills and be able to work with a diverse group of constituents. Proficient typing skills. Possess a commitment to the care and safe handling of works of art.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Must be able to move packages with small hand truck or dolly, lift objects (up to 30 pounds), move about the museum, and stay in one spot for long periods of time.

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES:
– Work with Director of Exhibitions to facilitate the planning and execution of all exhibitions in-house and traveling to ensure installation schedules and production timelines are met. Provide administrative support for all aspects of exhibitions including: correspondence, filing, invoicing, financial reporting, design, packaging and shipping as directed. While Director of Exhibitions is away, handle inquiries relating to exhibitions;
– Assist Director of Exhibitions with preparation and distribution of exhibition materials including checklists, labels, text, and exhibition specifications as requested. Schedule contractors and order supplies and equipment as directed. Obtain attendance reports from venues with exhibitions or loans with which the Warhol Museum is associated;
– With the approval of the Director of Exhibitions, prepare invoice and payment schedules, process invoices and check requests, and correspond with venues to ensure deadlines are met and proper accounts are credited. Create and maintain lists of courier, curatorial, and archivist expenses for traveling exhibitions, provide assistance to other departments relating to exhibitions. Prepare the Director of Exhibitions business and travel reimbursement request, reconcile P-card statements, and maintain office supplies;
– Participate in Departmental meetings, provide general updated information on status of current and upcoming in-house and traveling exhibitions, and field questions relating to all Warhol exhibitions. Respond to inquiries from the public and other departments regarding departmental activities and/or directs inquiries to appropriate staff members for follow up;
– Maintain comprehensive files pertaining to all exhibitions. Assist Director of Exhibitions with efforts to document departmental activity by compiling info and drafting language for inclusion in grant reports, annual reports, board reports and similar materials. Sort, files, and maintain records, correspondence and other documents according to established systems. In accordance with departmental procedures destroy outdated file materials and/or transfer them to storage as requested;
– Performs other duties as directed by the Director of Exhibitions to further the goals of the department and museum.

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

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

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

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

The above job description reflects the essential functions and qualifications for the position identified, and shall not be construed as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be inherent in the position. The job description does not constitute an employment contract and does not alter the at-will relationship between CMP and the employee.

Please visit the Carnegie Museums’ employment portal to apply.
(Posted 3/20)

Historic House Coordinator, Fairmount Park Conservancy, Philadelphia

Fairmount Park Conservancy brings parks to life. We improve and steward Philadelphia’s parks, enhance their historic and cultural assets, and support the communities they serve. We envision a vibrant, high-quality, and equitable park system that enriches the lives of all Philadelphians and serves as a model for excellence in civic engagement, environmental stewardship, historic preservation, and cultural vitality.

Role Summary:

Fairmount Park Conservancy seeks an Historic House Coordinator to grow the audience for a group of historic houses of Fairmount Park, known as the Park Charms.  Fairmount Park Conservancy, with assistance and guidance from Philadelphia Parks & Recreation (PPR) provides event management, marketing and promotional services which increases attendance and awareness of Cedar Grove, Laurel Hill Mansion, Lemon Hill, Mount Pleasant, Historic Strawberry Mansion and Woodford, along with efforts to engage with the communities living nearest the historic houses and diversify the audience through special events and other marketing activities. The Historic House Coordinator will also assist with docent management for PPR’s Historic House Museums as needed. This position works closely with the Senior Director, Strategy and Planning and the Senior Director, Preservation and Property Management, to implement strategies that advance the Conservancy’s priorities for the historic houses of Fairmount Park.  The incumbent will also collaborate with staff across the organization and Philadelphia Parks & Recreation to implement program opportunities.

Responsibilities:

  • Implement a comprehensive historic house marketing and event strategy that includes signature events such as A Very Philly Christmas, Ciderfest and the Historic Scavenger Hunt.
  • Create and initiate partnerships with organizations and businesses to expand programming at historic houses and amplify marketing efforts.
  • Manage all promotional activities for historic houses including design, print collateral, website management, video production, newsletters, social media and email campaigns in collaboration with our communications team.
  • Contract with and manage vendors for events and special programs.
  • Work with the Conservancy and Philadelphia Parks & Recreation staff to coordinate marketing efforts.
  • Initiate community outreach within the overall audience engagement strategy for the historic houses.  Coordinate efforts with the Fairmount Park Conservancy stewardship staff as needed.
  • Communicate with and achieve buy in on marketing and event strategies with five house stewardship teams and Philadelphia Parks & Recreation management.
  • Work with key promotional partners such as VisitPhilly.com to broaden and amplify marketing efforts.
  • With the communications team, coordinate public relations efforts for historic houses including drafting press releases and media advisories and managing press events in partnership with external public relations consultants.
  • Manage operational protocols related to historic house events such as docent and volunteer training, vendor oversight, contracted transportation, admissions, event signage and ticketing.
  • Update and maintain micro-website for historic house holiday program, A Very Philly Christmas. Work with external designers as needed and maintain ParkCharms.com website.
  • Analyze data related to event and marketing strategies.  Create and distribute customer surveys, collect and synthesize data on events and programs to gauge success and customer satisfaction. Present findings to senior management of Fairmount Park Conservancy and Philadelphia Parks & Recreation in a timely and effective manner.

Qualifications:

  • 1 to 3 years of experience in event management
  • Candidate must demonstrate exceptional communication skills and a track record of professional success
  • Other requirements include strong organizational, interpersonal, writing, and time management skills; attention to detail; and the ability to respect and maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team in a fast paced environment
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Interest in and commitment to the mission of the Fairmount Park Conservancy

Compensation:

Salary for this position is competitive and commensurate with experience.  The Conservancy offers a generous benefits package including health, dental, and vision, as well as life, disability and retirement plans.

Anti-Discrimination Policy:

Fairmount Park Conservancy does not discriminate based on ethnicity, race, gender or sexual orientation and encourages all qualified individuals to apply.

Please send a formal letter of interest, resume, three work related references and salary requirements attached as either PDF or Word documents to hr@myphillypark.org with “Historic House Coordinator” in the subject line.  Submissions without a letter of interest and salary requirements will not be considered.

Please, no phone calls or mailed applications.  Deadline for application is Friday, March 29, 2019.  Applications submitted after this date will not be considered.
(Posted 3/20)

 

Archivist, Brandywine Conservancy and Museum of Art, Chadds Ford

Job Title:             Archivist, a part-time grant-supported position through 2019

Reports to:         Manager, Walter & Leonore Annenberg Research Center

Primary Function:   The archivist will assist with the analysis and processing of the Paul Preston Davis collection that documents the life and career of artist and illustrator, Howard Pyle (1853-1911). 

Essential Functions:

The archivist will inventory the collection, conduct basic preservation tasks, create finding aids, perform data entry, contribute research as needed, and evaluate the cumulative research value of the collection in tandem with existing materials on Pyle in the Research Center’s holdings.

Requirements:

1. MA degree in information and Library Science or Archival Studies, with additional background in Art History, or History preferred.

2. At least 2 years’ experience in a research library, archive, or similar organization.

3.  Experience in arranging and describing archival, book, prints and posters according to accepted standards.

4.. Knowledge of basic preservation and conservation issues as they relate to archival collections.

5.   Knowledge of rights administration and management issues for archival collections.

6.   Superior written and verbal communication skills; excellent interpersonal skills; great attention to detail; demonstrated ability to manage time and tasks and complete projects in a timely manner.

Interested applicants must submit the following:

  • Cover letter and resume

About the Research Center:

The Walter & Leonore Annenberg Research Center of the Brandywine Museum of Art houses books on American art and artists, exhibition and collection catalogues, auction catalogues, and special reference materials on history of the Chadds Ford, and Wilmington, Delaware region.

The Research Center’s Special Collections preserves nineteenth-and early twentieth-century periodicals, illustrated books, and exhibition catalogues, as well as archival material related to artists in the Museum’s art collection that relate to the creation of illustration for the publishing industry in America. Included are correspondence, photographs, lanterns slides, exhibition pamphlets, prints, original drawings, diaries, scrapbooks, and ephemera.

The collection’s strengths document the careers and lives of the Wyeth family of artists—N. C., Andrew and Jamie Wyeth–and other members of the Wyeth family:  Henriette Wyeth, Carolyn Wyeth, Peter Hurd, and John McCoy.    It also houses important materials on the artists Maxfield Parrish, Thornton Oakley, F. O. C. Darley, Howard Pyle, and several of Pyle’s students.  The Scribner’s Index Card Collection, donated by the publisher, is an important resource for documentation of many artists’ works produced from the late nineteenth through early nineteen-sixties.

Please send your resume to Connie Scholz at cscholz@brandywine.org
(Posted 3/20)

 

Curator of Education, Lehigh University Art Galleries, Bethlehem

Reporting to the Director, the Curator of Education is responsible for the strategic direction and management of the museums educational programming and visitor experience functions. The Curator of Education is responsible for growing an active and successful program of faculty, student and community engagement; and leads a wide range of learning opportunities across all audience types. As part of the senior leadership team, the Curator of Education supports the Lehigh University Art Gallerys aim to be a vital and irresistible resource for the diverse and inclusive community at Lehigh University and Bethlehem, PA.

  1. Develop and oversee education program strategy and implementation
    • Directs the development and implementation of educational and visitor services programs and activities, including academic programming, faculty outreach, and collaborations, student programming, family/community programs, public programming and PK-12 school and educator programs
    • Collaborates with other Lehigh University Art Gallery staff, including the Curator of Exhibitions and Collections, to maximize the educational value and impact of exhibitions
    • Collaborates with internal and external partners and organizations, including the Bethlehem Area School District, to ensure programming aligns with audience needs
    • Forms and leads advisory committees in order to foster communication and collaborative program development
    • Develops and monitors program budgets in cooperation with the Coordinator
  2. Measure program effectiveness and impact, and evaluate areas for improvement based on data and feedback
    • Ensures that program research, development, and evaluation are conducted according to nationally accepted standards
    • Uses outcomes-based models and approaches that measure changes in knowledge, skills, attitudes and behaviors
    • Skillfully and strategically applies both quantitative and qualitative methods of evaluation
    • Recruits and trains students, volunteers and others to assist in evaluation projects
    • Prepares compelling and evidence-based written and verbal reports that promote the value of arts education
  3. Lead all Lehigh University Art Gallery teaching, the training of teaching artists/educators/student guides and interpretive projects
    • Teaches programs regularly and across audience types
    • Trains others to teach with works of art using learner-centered, inquiry-based approaches, including student guides, local teaching artists and freelance educators
    • Works with exhibitions staff to develop interpretive programs and resources and prepare user-centered exhibition text and publications
    • Manages the recruitment and training of general museum volunteers and work-study students who will interact with the public
    • Schedules student guides, teaching artists and volunteers as appropriate for tours, workshops and events
    • Recruits, trains, supervises and evaluates the performance of education department and visitor services staff
    • Directs the museums internship programs
  4. Contributes to Lehigh University Art Gallery efforts in fundraising and support
    • Under the supervision of the Director, identifies and collaborates on fundraising activities; including grant writing
    • Authors reports and provides data that support fundraising activities
    • Meets with Development staff to provide them with information and evidence of impact that support fundraising
    • Attends and leads presentations as needed at meetings and events that involve Lehigh University Art Gallery donors, Trustees and supporters
  5. Leads communication and marketing of education programs to target audiences
    • Ensures the effective promotion of all programs by coordinating efforts with University marketing staff and others
    • Maintains a visible presence in the local, state and national professional community by presenting information about the museums education programs and establishing communication and exchange with other museums implementing exemplary programs
    • Acts as the Departments resource person and spokesperson for both public and staff for art and education related issues

Requirements

  • This position is staffed 11 months per year; have the month of July off
  • This position has fiscal or financial responsibilities other than employee expense activity, such as processing or approving transactions; monitoring or preparing budgets; or generating income for University
  • This position works with minors
  • Occasional evening, holiday or weekend hours

We are expcting to fill this position in August, 2019.

  1. Bachelor’s Degree in Studio Art, Art History, Art Education, Museums or related degree
  2. Masters Degree preferred
  3. Three to five years related work experience in a museum or cultural organization, including experience leading and developing educational programming across a range of audience types
  4. Experience working in higher education and developing programs with faculty and students
  5. Highly skilled in inquiry-based, learner-centered teaching approaches
  6. Proven experience in program evaluation and outcomes-based methodologies
  7. Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  8. Solid computer skills with experience using word processing and spreadsheet software
  9. Successful completion of standard background checks including but not limited to: social security verification, education verification, county and national criminal background checks, PATCH, FBI fingerprinting, Child Abuse Clearance. Based upon the requirements of the position Lehigh may also request credit history reports, motor vehicle checks and professional license/certification verification

Please visit Lehigh University’s website to apply.
(Posted 3/20)

 

PT Saturday Interpreter, Chadds Ford Historical Society, Chadds Ford

Classification:             Part-Time
Schedule:                     Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; additional days as needed
Reports to:                  Executive Director

The Saturday Interpreter will greet and assist visitors with a focus on providing quality, memorable guest experiences that exceed expectations. They will give tours of our historic houses and facilitate the “escape Brandywine” escape room on the first Saturday of the month. They will promote the continuation of the CFHS experience through promotion of museum shop sales, upcoming events, programs, membership and volunteer opportunities.

Qualifications:

The minimum requirement is a high school diploma. Related college coursework or degree, cash handling experience, and a background in public speaking or working at historic sites, museums, and other related fields are a plus. Position requires the ability to work in a variety of weather conditions, to walk and stand for long periods of time, and occasional lifting of up to 50 pounds. A criminal background check, FBI fingerprints clearance, and a PA child abuse clearance is a requirement for employment. Incumbent must have access to personal transportation.

Skills:

This position requires strong written and oral communication skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office applications and basic computer use. The ability to properly relate to and work with teachers, staff, volunteers, senior citizens, and children in a professional manner is essential. Candidate should be a team player and capable of working independently. Requires the ability to provide interpretive, historically-themed tours and programs to both large and small groups in a variety of settings and formats. Aptitude to learn the point of sale system to process admissions and sales is a must. Having a customer service-oriented attitude is key.

General Responsibilities

  1. Work as an integral member of the Chadds Ford Historical Society team by leading and assisting with public educational programs and activities.
  • Lead general tours of the historic Chads House, Springhouse, and Barns-Brinton House
  • Lead specialized or modified tours of the historic houses as needed for school groups, adult groups and others
  • Interpret daily life in past through interactive activities. Becomes familiar with all of the activities offered to school groups and others.
  • Coordinate volunteers with the Education Director on Saturday, assigning them to house tours or other projects that arise on a Saturday
  • Keep membership up to date and inform them of upcoming events
  • Facilitate the “Escape Brandywine” or other similar escape room programs by acting as the program’s “Game Master”
  • Assist visitors with understanding history exhibitions in the Barn Visitors Center
  • Assist with other public programs and special events.
  1. Provide exemplary service to create excellent experiences for our visitors
  • Greet visitors and assist them with accessing Society resources including the Visitor Center meeting room
  • Coordinate timing of tours between historic houses; communicate tour times with guides at both museums; facilitate the Society’s orientation video when appropriate
  • Effectively share accurate information on the museum’s mission, history, collections, and exhibits
  • Be informed about and offer visitors information regarding programs, events, policies and procedures, operations, and membership opportunities
  • Project a positive image, serving as an ambassador for the Society both at CFHS and while out in the public at large
  • Participate in pre-season and ongoing trainings to hone customer service techniques and learn about the museum’s upcoming events in order to communicate accurately with visitors
  1. Complete daily tasks related to the operation of the Museum Store and Visitor Center facility
  • Initiate and complete sales transactions, including admissions and public program fees, using a point-of-sale system
  • Assist with sales, pricing and inventory tasks in the Museum Store as assigned
  • Promote public programs, special events, membership and volunteer opportunities to visitors; facilitate related sales and event registration
  • Maintain the brochure rack with current literature; keep the guest book available; replenish cash wrap supplies at in the Museum Store
  • Ensure restrooms are clean and stocked with supplies
  • Carry out light housekeeping and cleaning duties, such as dusting store merchandise and shelves, throughout the day
  1. Complete other duties as assigned

Please email executivedirector@chaddsfordhistory.org to apply

The mission of the Chadds Ford Historical Society is to preserve the properties, records and artifacts, to interpret the history and to educate the public concerning the way of life in the Chadds Ford area with emphasis on the eighteenth century.
(Posted 3/20)

 

Temporary STE(A)M Program Development Consultant, York County History Center, York

YORK COUNTY HISTORY CENTER

The York County History Center inspires the exploration of the history, people and culture of our county, state and nation.  As a non-profit organization it utilizes collections, historic sites and museums to help tell the American story.  Based in York, Pennsylvania, the History Center operates five museums and a Library & Archives.

Status: Contracted position 7-8 weeks; 130-140 hours

The York County History Center has an exciting opportunity to develop STE(A)M-focused student experiences for the History Center’s new museum. This contracted position will work with the Director of Education in the development of STE(A)M-focused tours and outreach programs aligned with Pennsylvania Academic Standards for elementary and middle-school students. This is a 7-8 week project, of about 18 hours per week. The STE(A)M Program Development Consultant will collaborate with the Director of Education periodically throughout the project, which includes meeting weekly.

Qualifications:

Candidate should be a Pennsylvania-certified elementary or middle school educator with at least three years of classroom experience teaching students STE(A)M concepts.

Skills:

Fulfillment of this contracted position requires the candidate to possess excellent writing skills and an aptitude for research. Candidate must possess the skill to create elementary and middle school experiences that are developmentally appropriate and align with Pennsylvania Learning Standards for STE(A)M subjects.  Applicant should be a self-starter and able to work independently, as well as be a team player in the collaboration process.

Please send cover letter, resume, and three professional references by April 15, 2019 to:

Parthena Bowman, Director of Education, by email pbowman@yorkhistorycenter.org with “STE(A)M Program Development Consultant ” in the subject line or by mail to the attention of Parthena Bowman, York County History Center, 250 E. Market Street, York, PA 17403.  If sending electronically please send application materials as a single attachment. No phone calls please.
(Posted 3/20)

 

Museum Tour Guide – Seasonal, York County History Center, York

The York County History Center seeks an energetic, visitor-focused, team-oriented individual for seasonal, part-time Museum Tour Guide positions.

Status: Part-Time, seasonal, hourly, non-exempt
Position runs from April-August
15-20 hours/week, typically Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday
Supervisor: Director of Education

The Museum Tour Guide is primarily responsible for conducting guided tours for groups and public visitors of all ages and for providing initial visitor contact at the Colonial Complex and the Agricultural and Industrial Museum. Position may also work out of other York County History Center sites, as needed. Serving as a guide for school tours is a priority in April and May. Other duties include providing interpretive experiences during History Center special events and educational programs. Position will also dress in historic costume for certain tour offerings and on occasion for special events or activities.

Primary Duties (includes but is not limited to):

  • Deliver visitor friendly service in a professional manner
  • Conduct tours at the Colonial Complex and the Agricultural and Industrial Museum.
  • Sell admission tickets, process gift shop transactions, orient visitors to tour schedules and programs at all sites, and the complete bookkeeping and deposits for daily transactions.
  • Set up and implement educational programs, under the direction of the onsite Museum Educator and Director of Education.
  • Other projects and duties as assigned

Qualifications:

The minimum requirement is a high school diploma. Related college coursework, cash handling experience, and a background in public speaking or working at historic sites, museums, and other related fields are a plus. Position requires the ability to work in a variety of weather conditions, to walk and stand for long periods of time, and occasional lifting of up to 50 pounds. A criminal background check, FBI fingerprints clearance, and a PA child abuse clearance is a requirement for employment. Incumbent must have access to personal transportation.

Skills:

This position requires strong written and oral communication skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office applications and basic computer use. The ability to properly relate to and work with teachers, staff, volunteers, senior citizens, and children in a professional manner is essential. Candidate should be a team player and capable of working independently. Requires the ability to provide interpretive, historically-themed tours and programs to both large and small groups in a variety of settings and formats. Aptitude to learn the point of sale system to process admissions and sales is a must. Having a customer service oriented attitude is key.

To apply:

Please send cover letter, resume, and three professional references by March 29, 2019 to Parthena Bowman, Director of Education by email to pbowman@yorkhistorycenter.org  or to the attention of Parthena Bowman, York County History Center, 250 E. Market Street, York, PA 17403. For electronic submissions, use “Museum Tour Guide” in the subject line and include application materials as a single attachment.

No phone calls please.

The York County History Center inspires the exploration of the history, people and culture of our county, state and nation.  As a non-profit organization it utilizes collections, historic sites and museums to help tell the American story.  Based in York, Pennsylvania, the History Center operates five museums and a Library & Archives.

The York County History Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate because of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital or family status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, military veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
(Posted 3/14)

 

Program Coordinator, South Asian American Digital Archive, Philadelphia

SAADA creates a more just future, so that the struggles of past and current generations for equality, inclusion, and representation are not the same struggles we leave to our children. Since its founding in 2008, the South Asian American Digital Archive (SAADA) has enabled academics, artists, journalists, students, and community members to write books, create new content, and shape public understanding about the South Asian American community. SAADA’s collection is the largest publicly accessible South Asian American archive. Through our digital storytelling initiatives, events, programming, and educational outreach, we work to reimagine the potential of community archives in the digital era. Learn more at https://www.saada.org

Public engagement is fundamental to SAADA’s mission. As SAADA’s second full-time employee, the Program Coordinator will work closely with SAADA’s Executive Director to both expand the archive and share stories from the archive with the broader community, raising public awareness and understanding about the South Asian American community and its history. During a time when immigrant lives are being threatened and devalued, SAADA’s work serves as a powerful response to the question of who belongs.

Responsibilities
Digital Media, Storytelling, and Archiving

  • Process materials for inclusion in SAADA’s digital archive by editing images, creating and harmonizing metadata, etc.
  • Update SAADA’s website with new content and moderate user-generated content.
  • Conduct interviews with community members for participatory storytelling projects.
  • Supervise remote digitization projects by interns and volunteers, ensuring that appropriate preservation standards are met.

Event Planning and Coordination

  • Oversee and participate in all aspects of organizing events, including planning, securing venues, coordinating with vendors, pursuing sponsorship opportunities, creating marketing materials, arranging travel, communicating with participants, etc.
  • Manage and lead all aspects of event-day preparation and coordination, and supervise details related to the successful running of events.
  • Promote events through social media, emails, and personal outreach to individuals and organizations around the country.

Communications

  • Research, curate, and create visual content for sharing through SAADA’s website, regular email updates, and social media on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.
  • Draft press releases and conduct targeted outreach to individuals and organizations to promote SAADA content and expand the organization’s reach nationwide.
  • Plan and pursue new opportunities for social outreach and building awareness about SAADA content with new audiences.

Other

  • Participate in meetings and communication with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Pursue professional development opportunities and training.
  • Support other projects and carry out additional tasks, as assigned.

Desired qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and at least three years of professional experience, ideally in an archives or arts and culture related position.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and collaboratively with individuals from diverse backgrounds.
  • Demonstrated adaptability and flexibility, as well as willingness to adjust to job duties as organizational needs dictate.
  • Experience with event planning and coordination.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills with proven ability to work on a number of tasks simultaneously and meet deadlines.
  • Strong commitment to public service, particularly to working with underrepresented communities.
  • High level of digital competency.
  • Strong skills in graphic design, including knowledge of Adobe Photoshop.
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Salary & Benefits
This is a permanent full-time exempt position with a salary of $40,000. Benefits include health insurance reimbursement and paid time off. Evening, weekend work, or travel to support events will be required, on average 2-3 times per month.

Location
SAADA’s office is located at 1315 Walnut Street, Suite 320, Philadelphia, PA 19107.

To Apply
Submit your resume and cover letter by email to info@saada.org with subject line “Program Coordinator Position.” In your cover letter, please explain your interest and why you are a good fit for this position. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.
(Posted 3/13)

 

Summer Camp Positions, Tyler Arboretum, Media

Tyler Arboretum Summer Camp is hiring enthusiastic, highly-qualified staff to lead nature and stewardship projects, games, STEM learning sessions, crafts, and hikes.  Please visit our website for job descriptions including: Summer Camp Administrative Coordinator, Summer Camp Age Group Coordinators, Summer Camp Specialists, Summer Camp Multi-Age Counselors.  https://www.tylerarboretum.org/about-us-2/employment/
(Posted 3/13)

Exhibits Intern, Lewisburg Children’s Museum, Lewisburg

Summary: The Exhibit Programming Intern will develop and implement programs and activities
to be incorporated in the Lewisburg Children’s Museum’s Creation Station and other exhibit
spaces. Creation Station provides hands-on activities for children revolving around art and
creative expression, as well as STEAM related topics.
This position is for a youth between the ages of 16-24 years of age and is for 25-30 hours/week,
$10.35/hour. This internship is made possible through the State/Local Internship Program (SLIP)
by a grant from the Central PA Workforce Development Corp. This internship is eligible from
May 8, 2019 to August 30, 2019 for a minimum of 10 weeks. Hours may include some
weekends.

Internship Description:
Primary internship projects may include:
● Researching appropriate hands on activities for various exhibit spaces and creating a
calendar of events for these activities
● Assisting in the development and implementation of hands on activities that may be
incorporated in the Museum’s exhibits
● Leading public programs and activities for children and adults
● Organizing and preparing materials needed for ongoing exhibit activities.
● Analyzing and evaluating the effectiveness of activities and programs in exhibit spaces.
Additional duties may include:
● Greeting guests and groups and answering routine questions about exhibits and the
museum.
● Being knowledgeable about LCM pricing and memberships to accurately check in guests
● Prioritizing creating a positive visitor experience for LCM guests through every aspect of
their interaction in the museum including check in, exploration of the exhibits,
participation in programs and classes, and birthday parties and special events.
● Helping guests explore the various exhibit spaces
● Monitoring the exhibit space for organization, cleanliness, and safety
● Assisting with programs and events as necessary
Requirements:
Intern should:
● Have experience with and a passion for working with children and families
● Possess outstanding written and verbal communication skills, as well as strong
organizational skills and the ability to pay close attention to detail
● Have experience utilizing Google platforms, including Google Drive, Google Forms,
Gmail, etc.
● Have the ability to successfully manage multiple projects at one time and to work
collaboratively in a diverse work environment.
● Possess, or be able to obtain, completion of all security clearances required to work with
children (if applicant is over the age of 18)
● Be willing to participate in professional development opportunities through Central PA
Workforce Development Corp.

To Apply
To apply, please email resume, cover letter, a list of 3 references, and any other appropriate
materials you wish to: kahla@lewisburgchildrensmuseum.org . Applications are due by April 8,
2019.
Lewisburg Children’s Museum
815 Market Street, Suite 14
Lewisburg, PA 17837
570-768-4914
www.lewisburgchildrensmuseum.org
(Posted 3/4)

Marketing Intern, Lewisburg Children’s Museum, Lewisburg

Summary: The Marketing Intern will support and implement marketing programs and
promotional activities for the Lewisburg Children’s Museum to build an audience base and
increase attendance and awareness of museum offerings, including, but not limited to, classes,
programs, memberships, field trips, rentals, and more.

This position is for a youth between the ages of 16-24 years of age and is for 25-30 hours/week,
$10.35/hour. This internship is made possible through the State/Local Internship Program (SLIP)
by a grant from the Central PA Workforce Development Corp. This internship is eligible from
May 8, 2019 to August 30, 2019 for a minimum of 10 weeks. Hours may include some
weekends.

Internship Description:
Primary internship projects may include:
● Assisting in the development and implementation of marketing plans for a variety of
areas including museum membership, development, field trip services, special events,
and programs.
● Assisting with community event promotions by completing organizational tasks and
gathering marketing materials for events and occasionally working events or programs.
● Assembling and editing copy for monthly emails for members and subscribers, as well as
work with e-mail provider to get e-newsletter produced.
● Maintain media contact/circulation database
● Updating and consolidating subscriber email lists through web based platforms, such as
MailChimp
● Assist in exploring new forms of social media and social media trends
● Writing copy for signage requests.
Additional duties may include:
● Greeting guests and groups and answering routine questions about exhibits and the
museum.
● Being knowledgeable about LCM pricing and memberships to accurately check in guests
● Prioritizing creating a positive visitor experience for LCM guests through every aspect of
their interaction in the museum including check in, exploration of the exhibits,
participation in programs and classes, and birthday parties and special events.
● Helping guests explore the various exhibit spaces
● Monitoring the exhibit space for organization, cleanliness, and safety
● Assisting with programs and events as necessary
Requirements:
Intern should:
● Possess outstanding written and verbal communication skills, as well as strong
organizational skills and the ability to pay close attention to detail
● Have experience utilizing Google platforms, including Google Drive, Google Forms,
Gmail, etc., as well as email platforms, such as MailChimp
● Have the ability to successfully manage multiple projects at one time and to work
collaboratively in a diverse work environment.
● Possess, or be able to obtain, completion of all security clearances required to work with
children (if applicant is over the age of 18)
● Be willing to participate in professional development opportunities through Central PA
Workforce Development Corp.

To Apply
To apply, please email resume, cover letter, a list of 3 references, and any other appropriate
materials you wish to: kahla@lewisburgchildrensmuseum.org . Applications are due by April 8,
2019.
Lewisburg Children’s Museum
815 Market Street, Suite 14
Lewisburg, PA 17837
570-768-4914
www.lewisburgchildrensmuseum.org
(Posted 3/4)

Development Specialist, The Army Heritage Center Foundation, Carlisle

The Development Specialist supports the work of the development program and is responsible for administrative aspects related to membership, annual fund, major gifts, combined federal campaign (CFC), and capital campaign. The fundraising program’s growth will provide natural opportunities to learn and grow, and the position requires the ability to be adaptable in regard to work assignments.

Key Responsibilities

The Development Specialist reports to and supports the work of the Executive Director and Development Office. Responsibilities include:

Database and Gift Processing
Maintain DonorPerfect and develop standard and custom reports.
Generate charitable gift acknowledgment letters and pledge reminders.
• Generate monthly reports and provide other reports as needed.

Membership Program
o Manage membership program with the goal to grow membership, including renewals, new member acquisition, and benefits.
o Develop printed materials to support membership programs.
o Attend selected events to support new member outreach.
Brick Program
• Coordinate the commemorative brick/paver and bench programs.
• Work with donors and vendor and facilitate the installation of bricks.

Annual Fund
• ICW the Executive Director, develop the solicitation theme for the Annual Fund program.
• Draft and coordinate annual fund appeals to include working with print and mailing house vendors.

Communications
• Prepare donor communications and other correspondence.
• Prepare development program section of newsletters, annual report.
• Prepare mailing lists for newsletters, dinner invitations, and other mailings as needed.
• Draft 1-2 e-blasts per month and provide updated email addresses to Office Manager.
• Maintain development program pages on Foundation’s website as needed using Content Management System.
• Maintain and update donor recognition, including website and physical donor walls.
• Represent the Foundation at selected programs and venues to promote the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center and the Foundation.

Prospect Research
• Conduct prospect identification research/profiling, using variety of news and publication resources.
• Research potential donors for the Board and Executive Director and facilitate donor outreach.

Grants
• Research, draft, and under the supervision of the Executive Director ,submit grant requests and assist other Foundation staff with requests as needed.
• Ensure necessary reports are furnished to the donor.
• Serve as construction program grant administration. Document construction programs, monitor use of funds, and prepare necessary reports.

Administrative
• Maintain the Foundation’s ability to legally solicit in states that require registration. Prepare and submit documentation as required by each state and maintain files documenting approval.
• Maintain data that supports the Foundation’s eligibility to raise funds through the Combined Federal campaign, coordinate participation in CFC and state workplace giving campaigns, and participate in CFC events.
• Assist with annual audit preparation.
General Office: Serve as part of a staff team who share responsibility to answer the Foundation’s telephone and work with walk-in visitors (as needed);
Other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements
• Ability to write, edit, proofread, and revise written products with standard English.
• Ability to engage verbally with donors and supporters in public forums.
• Must be able to walk, stand, stoop, bend, reach and crouch; occasional prolonged walking and standing; occasional lifting of 25 lbs. or more.
o Limited exposure to physical risk.
• Position is forty (40) hours per week, non-exempt.
o Must be able to work occasional evenings and weekends.
o Must be able to travel overnight infrequently.
• Must maintain a valid driver’s license.

Please send resume to info@armyheritage.org or AHCF, P.O. Box 839, Carlisle, PA 17013 (Attn: Amanda Neal). Resumes will be accepted through March 15, and interviews will be scheduled on an ongoing basis until the position is filled.
The Army Heritage Center Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.
(Posted 3/4)

PT Marketing Coordinator, Penn Museum, Philadelphia

The Marketing and Communications Department at the Penn Museum in Philadelphia, PA is seeking an extremely organized, motivated, resourceful, and collaborative part-time (28 hours per week) marketing and communications coordinator to assist the department with several important functions as we count down to the November 2019 opening of several new spaces and amenities linked to our Building Transformation Project. The person in this position will help to project manage marketing and communications initiatives, create and maintain a database of organizations and businesses that may be appropriate for promotional partnerships, organize and execute distribution of marketing materials to partner organizations and businesses, conduct research on advertising outlets, assist with advertising purchases, invoice processing, organization of digital files, and other office management tasks. This is a one-year, term-funded position with renewal subject to Museum needs and available funding.

Qualifications

A Bachelor’s Degree and 3 to 5 years of experience in an administrative setting or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Experience working in a university or cultural institution preferred. Previous experience with administrative tasks such as accounts payable, managing electronic files, managing calendars, project management, partnership marketing/cross-promotions, media planning and buying. Strong personal interest in museum work and strong computer literacy including mail merge, spreadsheet management, database entry and reporting required, including proficiency with the Microsoft Suite and understanding of the adobe Suite a plus.

Affirmative Action Statement

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

About the Penn Museum

The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology was founded in 1887, and is one of the world’s great archaeology and anthropology research museums. It is the largest university museum in the United States, with roughly one million objects in our care. The Penn Museum encapsulates and illustrates the human story: who we are and where we came from. As a dynamic research institution with many ongoing research projects, the Museum is a vibrant and engaging place of continual discovery, with the mandate of research, teaching, collections stewardship, and public engagement. https://www.penn.museum/

Education Level:
Bachelor’s Degree and 3-5 years of experience in an administrative setting or equivalent combination of education and experience is required.
(Posted 2/26)

Assistant Director of Library and Archives, York County History Center, York

The York County History Center, a cultural non-profit located in downtown York, PA, seeks an Assistant Director who will ensure visitors and volunteers in the Library & Archives enjoy exceptional service and experiences. This is a full-time, salaried, non-exempt position.

The Assistant Director of Library & Archives coordinates the daily operations of the Library & Archives, as well as assists in the implementation of intermediate and long-range plans; receives and responds to letters, emails and phone calls; greets and assists Library & Archives patrons and volunteers; recruits, schedules, and assists in training of Library volunteers and interns; assists with the coordination and scheduling of Library programs and special events; provides information on library activities to PR department and updates online marketing platforms; catalogues new book acquisitions; arranges, describes, creates finding aids, and scans collections to improve access; assists with preparations for moving collections; processes paid research and reproduction/publication requests; gathers and maintains visitation, volunteer and related statistics; orders supplies and equipment maintenance; works with other History Center staff, volunteers, and committees on special projects and exhibits; works with the Director of the Library & Archives on grant applications; represents the History Center in dealings with donors and other entities in all transactions related to collections; required attendance at certain History Center events on evenings and weekends. Please see full Position Description for more details.

Skills necessary to perform this position include strong organizational and communication skills, be able to work independently, and to handle multiple projects simultaneously. Must have excellent attention to detail and experience working with volunteers and students. Must be familiar with standard library and archival arrangement procedures. Knowledge of genealogical research sources and methods, as well as York County History is preferred. Excellent computer skills and experience with Microsoft programs are required. Experience with PastPerfect Museum Software or other collections management systems is preferred. Must be able to lift 30 lbs. A valid PA driver’s license is required. Must secure a PA Background check.

Educational requirements: BA in American Studies, Public History, Library Science or related field plus 1 – 2 years of hands-on experience in a library, archives, historical society or museum setting. MA preferred.

The York County History Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate because of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital or family status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, military veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Please submit cover letter, resume, and three professional references no later than March 15, 2019 to:  Assistant Director of Library & Archives Search, York County History Center, 250 E. Market St., York, PA 17403. Electronic submissions are welcome at nsmith@yorkhistorycenter.org. No phone calls please. www.yorkhistorycenter.org.
(Posted 2/26)

Customer Service Associate, The Fort Pitt Museums, Pittsburgh

The Fort Pitt Museum, located in historic Point State Park in downtown Pittsburgh, is a two-floor, 12,000-square-foot museum that tells the story of Western Pennsylvania’s pivotal role during the French & Indian War, the American Revolution, and as the birthplace of Pittsburgh. The strategic location of the fort – at the Forks of the Ohio River – helped to shape the course of American and world history.  First opened in 1969 in a reconstructed bastion, the Fort Pitt Museum provides visitors with a rich understanding of the world-changing events that occurred right here in Western Pennsylvania. Through interactive exhibitions, life-like historical figures, and recently added artifacts, visitors will learn the important role our region played in shaping the United States.

The Senator John Heinz History Center, the largest history museum in Pennsylvania and an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, is seeking a full-time, Customer Service Associate for the Fort Pitt Museum. The Customer Service Associate supports the operation of the Museum Shop and Admissions in a professional, customer service capacity. The Customer Service Associate generates museum shop sales, collects admissions fees and processes admissions information using TAM software, and accurately reconciles museum shop and/or admissions revenues.  This position is responsible for greeting, directing and acquainting visitors to the museum exhibits and special activities, as well as providing visitors with general tourist related information and orientation to the Visit Pittsburgh official Visitor Welcome Center.  The Customer Service Associate will assist with the efficient operation of the Museum Shop and Admissions Desk, History Center memberships, and contribute to the History Center’s and Fort Pitt Museum’s reputation for extraordinary customer service.

This is a full-time position reporting to the Fort Pitt Museum Director.

Qualifications

Requirements  

Outgoing, friendly, and exceptional communications skills needed in delivering extraordinary customer service to Fort Pitt Museum visitors and guests; including History Center members.  Ability to manage telephone, compute, and in person customer service, often concurrently.

High school education or equivalent required with at least one year of work experience in retail, customer service, hospitality, or similar work settings.  This position requires some physically demanding activities – lifting, bending, walking, and standing.

Pennsylvania Act 33/34/114 (criminal and child abuse clearance).  Must be available to work weekends and holidays.

Please apply through the Senator John Heinz History Center’s employment portal.
(Posted 2/26)

 

Art Preparator, The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh

The Warhol is one of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, and a collaborative project between Carnegie Institute, Dia Art Foundation, and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. Plans to house The Warhol in Pittsburgh were announced in 1989, and the museum opened its doors during a 24-hour celebration on May13, 1994. Originally built in 1911 as a distribution center for products sold to mills and mines, The Warhol was redesigned by architect Richard Gluckman and features seven floors of gallery and exhibition space as well as an underground level that houses The Factory education studio and the conservation lab.

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

The ART PREPARATOR is responsible for the handling of works of art both in the permanent collection and on loan; tasks include movement, installation, deinstallation, packing and un-packing, storage of objects, carpentry, framing, lighting, and maintenance of gallery spaces and storage areas. Art Preparators at the Warhol Museum also act as Couriers and are responsible for the safe transport of Artwork from the collection to venues domestic and foreign. The person who holds this position performs a critical role with the museum and collection by insuring the safe handling and movement of all types of works of art.

This is a Full-Time position.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Must be highly organized, self-directed, dependable, and careful, with good interpersonal communication skills. Must also be familiar with museum standards for conservation, preservation, and object handling. Must be able to undertake long- and short-term travel as necessary. Some evenings and weekend hours may be required. Knowledge of art handling techniques and safety procedures and the ability to tend to progressive responsibilities working with and handling high-value museum objects in a variety of media is required. Basic woodworking skills and knowledge of hand and power tools required.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelor’s degree in studio art or architecture or related work experience in exhibition installation and preparation is preferred; High school Diploma or equivalent necessary. Related work experience in carpentry, graphics, matting and framing, art handling and installation preferred. Must have valid Pennsylvania driver’s license.

MACHINES AND EQUIPMENT:Hand and power tools of varying size and complexity; small moving truck, hydraulic lifts, and dollies.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:Must have good dexterity, hand eye coordination, and the ability to climb and work on ladders for extended periods of time, reach, stretch, and stoop, work with hands above shoulder level, lift heavy objects (50 pounds), and stand or walk for long periods of time.

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES:
– Work with Director of Exhibitions and Exhibitions Coordinator to facilitate the installation and de-installation of exhibitions and packing and shipping of loans. Meet weekly with Exhibitions Coordinator and Registrars to compile an ongoing work schedule. Works professionally and cooperatively with all installation personnel and other employees, contractors, artists, and couriers. Follows all art-handling protocols and procedures as instructed by the Director of Exhibitions and Registrar. Understands and adheres to all security rules and guidelines of the Andy Warhol Museum and Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, as well as regulations stipulated by such agencies as OSHA, TSA, and DHS;
– Install and de-install permanent collection and temporary exhibitions as needed. Under the direction of the Director of Exhibitions, in conjunction with the Exhibitions Coordinator and Curator, moves, hangs, and positions exhibition casework and works of art of varying sizes, media, and fragility in such fashion as to ensure maximum security and safety. Assists with fabricating or finishing items needed for installation, including plinths, pedestals, cleats, hanging brackets, risers, cable hangers, and temporary walls or dividers. Promptly informs supervisor and registrar regarding objects with condition concerns or of damaged objects, and follows collections management documentation procedures. Install and adjust fixtures to light works of art; replace fixtures as needed;
– Using proper carts and supplies, moves objects in museum galleries, storage, and preparation areas as directed for exhibition, acquisition, loan, photography, and conservation. Takes care to stow objects efficiently. Supports, stabilizes, and covers artworks on carts, tables, shelves, and pallets. Ensures location changes are recorded and provided to registrar. Prepares works of art to be examined by Conservators;
– Produce and attach signs using graphic techniques such as hand-lettering and transferring onto various surfaces. Produce and attach computer-generated labels. Mounts, attaches hanging hardware, and installs exhibition signage and labels inside museum;
– Mat and un-mat, and frame and un-frame works of art on paper. Stretch and frame paintings; attach backing boards. Construct or repair frames as necessary;
– Construct standard boxes, cartons, and crates for shipping as directed by Exhibitions Coordinator. Wraps and pads works of art with paper, plastic, foam or other materials as directed to protect against vibration, moisture, or impact; shapes and contours internal packing to ensure proper support during movement. Places art works in boxes, containers, or crates manually or using hoist. Responsible for securing containers with screws, bolts, tape, nails, or metal bands, and moving to receiving dock;
– Load and unload art and archives shipment trucks. Drive Carnegie Museum of Art truck to deliver or pick up works of art, archives collection materials, or supplies, as necessary;
– Track locations of art collection objects and communicate this information to Registrar and Exhibitions Coordinator. Return works of art to their correct locations in storage to ensure safety of works of art. Monitor orderliness of workspaces to facilitate multiple uses and users;
– Perform routine maintenance of exhibition galleries, including cleaning glass, dusting, and removing smudges and fingerprints from cases and walls; carefully spackles holes in gallery walls and applies touchup paint to walls and exhibition furniture, ensuring the safety of artwork and building finishes at all times;
– Responsible for operation of workshop; maintain equipment and tools in a safe and sound operating condition; make minor repairs as necessary. With Exhibitions Coordinator, order and stock installation and packing supplies to allow for the timely and efficient completion of tasks. Responsible for maintaining safe, clean, and orderly work and supply storage areas on a daily basis;
– Provide Exhibitions Coordinator and Director of Exhibitions with information relating to upcoming purchases and expenditures;
– Maintain a high awareness of preservation and conservation issues in the handling and storage of works of art;
– Maintain list of crates and exhibit materials kept off-site;
– Acts as courier for artwork when required within the U.S. and overseas. Follow the museums specified practices and procedures for undertaking courier duties. Also assists in the pick-up and delivery of art objects outside the museum, and with the receiving of art shipments within the museum;
– Works overtime as necessary, understanding that as much advance notice will be given as possible by supervisors;
– Performs other various duties, as requested, by supervisor.

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

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

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

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

Please apply through the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh’s employment portal.
(Posted 2/26)

 

Executive Director, Renfrew Museum and Park, Waynesboro

Pay Range:  Competitive salary and compensation package.

Renfrew Museum and Park is seeking candidates for Executive Director.  The Executive Director acts as CEO of the organization, and reports directly to the non-profit Renfrew Committee Inc’s board of directors.  Responsibilities include mission, vision, and values adherence, strategic plan implementation, fundraising and financial development, fiscal management, staff management and development, collections management, and facilities oversight.

Renfrew is a beautifully restored 1800’s Pennsylvania German farmstead and 107-acre community park.  Located in south central PA, approximately 75 miles from the Baltimore/Washington metropolitan area and 25 miles from Gettysburg, Renfrew attracts tens of thousands of visitors per year.  Originally given to the Borough of Waynesboro by the Nicodemus family, the last private owners of this property, Renfrew Museum and Park opened in 1975.  Renfrew houses the largest public collection of Bell family and Shenandoah pottery in the nation and a fantastic collection of historic tools and artifacts.

Professional Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Museum, historic preservation, or related experience preferred
  • Five or more years senior nonprofit or business management experience preferred
  • Solid, hands-on, budget management skills, including budget preparation, analysis, decision-making and reporting
  • Strong organizational abilities including planning, delegating, program development and task facilitation
  • Ability to convey a vision of Renfrew Museum and Park’s strategic plan to staff, board, volunteers and donors.
  • Knowledge of fundraising strategies and donor relations unique to the nonprofit sector
  • Marketing experience helpful
  • Strong collaborative skills and experience necessary
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to oversee and collaborate with staff
  • Strong public speaking skills

Interested candidates should send cover letter and resume to info@renfrewmuseum.org.  For more information, please visit our website www.renfrewmuseum.org.
(Posted 2/8)

 

Executive Director, Carpenter’s Company of the City and County of Philadelphia, Philadelphia

Founded in 1724 as a guild, The Carpenters’ Company of the City and County of Philadelphia is one of the country’s most historically significant nonprofit organizations.  By preserving and interpreting Carpenters’ Hall, its unique membership of architects, engineers, and builders celebrate their preeminent role in the American story past and future; Pulitzer Prize-winning public historian David McCollough calls Carpenters’ Hall “the acorn of our nation.” The organization is seeking an Executive Director who is passionate about Carpenters’ Hall and is an energetic and strategic change leader.

The candidate will be the Company’s leading voice and champion, enhancing the organization’s identity and relationships both locally and nationally.  As such, passion for American History and The Company’s place in that history is crucial.    They will be able to work with the membership to develop a shared vision for the future.

The Executive Director will lead the Company’s financial and programmatic growth to meet member and community needs and to position of the Hall as a preeminent historic site, as the Company transitions from a volunteer-driven to a professionalized nonprofit with relevance in today’s world.

Among the Executive Director’s areas of responsibilities are:

Management

  • Provide leadership regarding hiring, performance management, and evaluation of 3 full time and 3 part time employees, 15 volunteers, and several consultants.
  • Oversee planning, management and evaluation of all existing and new programs.
  • Oversee and grow major fundraising events including the biennial golf outing and gala.
  • Manage the efficient operation of historic Carpenters’ Hall as a free destination open and interpreted to the public.
  • Meet the needs and interests of a diverse membership of architects, engineers, and builders.
  • Foster and continue to encourage volunteerism to support the organization in day-to-day and long-term goals.

Mission and Strategy

  • Support the Company’s board in developing and implementing a new strategic plan.
  • Keep the board informed of financial, operational and programmatic performance, and the factors influencing them.
  • Identify and cultivate relationships with funders and supporters.
  • Share the mission of the organization and nurture partnerships that result in additional exposure for the Company and Carpenters’ Hall. This is particularly important in the context of the Company’s 2024 Tercentenary and the nation’s 2026 Semiquincentennial, as well as the upcoming inaugural David McCullough Prize for Excellence in American Public History.

Financial

  • Manage and optimize a current budget of $600,000 and $1.5 million endowment.
  • Oversee and grow fundraising opportunities and progress, leading staff and board in securing funding from foundations, corporations, and individuals.
  • Develop opportunities for increasing earned revenue.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced Degree preferred in preservation, museum studies, public history, nonprofit management or related
  • Nonprofit change management experience
  • Strategic thinker
  • Demonstrated ability to manage budgets and facilities
  • Demonstrated fundraising success
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational communication skills
  • Proven collaborative style
  • Experience in the management of a history or museum organization
  • Experience in the management of a professional membership organization
  • Commitment to high ethical standards and proven track record of good judgement
  • Knowledge of the design/construction community
  • Professional connections in the preservation/historical/museum community

Position Details

  • The Executive Director reports to the board of directors (called the Managing Committee)
  • Competitive compensation commensurate with experience and qualifications. The salary range is $80,000 to $95,000 with a competitive benefit package.  Compensation will be adjusted with the growth of the organization.
  • Position requires occasional travel and occasional work in the evening and on weekends
  • Position requires climbing stairs

The Carpenters’ Company is an EEO Employer.

Desired start date: May 2019

Submissions of interest will consist of a resume and cover letter with salary expectations.

Prospective candidates must email their resume and cover letter to cboyce@intermissionllc.com.  PHONE CALLS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
(Posted 1/21)

 

Posting a job opening with PA Museums

Hiring the best candidate increases your organization’s capacity, and PA Museums is here to help.  We post job openings as a service to our membership and potential membership.  We post positions available in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and sometimes those in neighboring states depending upon a number of variables.  To post a position opening with PA Museums, please feel free to send us your job description that includes any application deadlines, salary information, and how to apply.  We post openings for thirty days, but we are pleased to extend postings at your request. Please email us.